An Inquisition taken at Little Crakehall in the County of York
September in the ninth year of the reign of James
by John Thekeston, Robert Wray, Thomas Pibus, Richard Harrison, Lucas Thompson, John Binsley, Henry Simpson, Thomas Preston, Robert Kidd, George
. and Thomas Johnson, yeomen.
The jurors say that The bounds and limits of Little Crakehall moor, called Hollowemoore, are environed and compassed about with the motes and bounds as hereafter follows (viz) Beginning at the Newe Intakyate near to Cackmadell, it adjoining upon the manor of Hackforth lying north-east of Holowmoor aforesaid, and so leadeth on the outside of the said moor to a parcell of ground called the Scurfe, parcel of Langthorne manor (which Scurfe divides the manor of Langthorne and Little Crakehall) and so along the said Scurfe to the east end of the North Hedge or fence of Richard Clerke his close (parcel of Little Crakehall) called Horsfold Close, and so along the north side of the said Horsfold close westward to the west end of the Horsefold close, and so along the head or west end of the said close southward to the dyke or fence of the field of Little Crakehall called the Moorefield. And so along the said dyke or fence westward to the west corner thereof near to the street or way that leadeth from Crakehall to Richmond. And so from the said corner of the said dyke or fence southward along the west dyke or fence of the Moorfield to the gate in the street at Hollowmoor Cross, And from hence westward along the dyke or fence of the Little Field of Little Crakehall to Henry Lucas his close (parcel of Little Crakehall) called Pollseavecarre close, and so still westward along the north, and out fence of the said close to the fence or dyke of Little Crakehall Westfield so far westward as the same fence or dyke extends. And from hence directly northward along a little parcel of Thomas Pibus his land (parcel of East Brompton) to the corner of the Whitewall (parcel of East Brompton) and so from the said corner still northward along the Whitewall, and the dyke or fence of Thomas Pibus (which divides Hollowmoor on the west from East Brompton) to the way or street on the northwest of Hollowmoor, leading from East Brompton to Hackforth. And so eastward along the said way or street to the said New Intackyate, called Cackmadellyat.
ALSO the Jurors upon their oathes do say that :
the King is seised in his demesne as of the right of his highnesses crown of England of, in and upon a messuage or tenement with the appurtenances in Little Crakehall, now in the tenure or occupation of one Dorothy Harrison, widow, of the yearly rent of 2s 4d. And of another tenement with the appurtenances there, also in the tenure of Dorothy Harrison, of the yearly rent of 9d. And that by the division of the said moor or pasture called Hollomoor there falls as part of the said tenement ten acres of the said moor or pasture, which lyeth and is bounded as follows (viz) on the north the same is bounded by Hackforth moor and Cackmadell, by the Horsefold on the east, by Richard Mitchells parte of the same moor on the south, and by the Kings street or way leading from Crakehall to Richmond on the west.
AND that our said sovereign lord is also seised in his demesne [.. etc... ] upon a cottage with appurtenances in Little Crakehall, in the tenure or occupation of Richard Warde of the yearly rent of 2s6d. And that by the division of Hollowmoore there falls to the said Richard two acres for his part of the same holIowmoor, in consideration and in exchange whereof Thomas Walworth has given unto the said Richard Warde (as to appurtenance to his said cottage hereafter forever) two acres of arable land lying in the field of Little Crakehall called Grenegate field between the said Grenegate on the north and the land or ground of Peter Dodsworth on the south, the Oxepasture on the east and the several land of William Clercke, Dorothy Harrison and Richard Clapham on the west.
AND that our said sovereign lord is also seised in his demesne [ ...etc...] upon another cottage with appurtenances in Little Crakehall, in the tenure or occupation of Henry Whitton of the yearly rent of 2s6d. And that by the said division there falls as due to the said cottage two acres for his part of the same, which is bounded as follows (viz) it is bounded on Thomas Walworthes parcel of Hollowmoor on the north, by the street or way that leadeth from Crakehall to Richmond on the east, by Richard Claphams part of hollowmoor on the south and west.
AND that the said sovereign lord is seised [....etc...] .upon one other cottage with appurtenences in Little Crakehall in the tenure and occuption of George Storie, of the yearly rent of 5s, and that upon the division there falls (as due to the said cottage) five roodes for his part of the said Hollowmoor, in consideration and exchange whereof Thomas Walworth hath given to the said George Storie (as to apurtenance to the said cottage for ever) one arable land in the Little Field of Little Crakehall, lying between the land of Richard Mytchell on the north, and the land of our said sovereign lord, in the tenure of the said George Storie, on the south, abutting on the Kingeland in the occupation of Dorothy Harrison on the west, and a part of [common ?] called Mastell on the east. And also one pasturegate in the Little Crakehall oxepasture, with the soil and ground thereto belonging.
AND THE JURORS do also upon their oathes say , That Richard Mytchell is seised in his demesne [...etc...] upon two messuages or tenements with appurtenances, in Little Crakehall, and that there falls by the division aforesaid (as due to the said messuage) for his part of Hollowmoor, eleven acres, which lyeth and is bounded by Richard Clercke lands on the east, the Moorefield on the south, the Kings street or way that leadeth from Crakehall to Richmond on the west, and on the Kings part of the same moor in the occupation of Dorothy Harrison on the north.
AND that William Clercke is seised[ etc ] upon two messuages and that by the division aforesaid there falls (as due to the said messuages) for his part of Hollowmoor ten acres, whereof there lies nine acres in the Horsfold on the north side thereof next to Hackforth moor, and in the Gill at the west end of Little Crakehall one acre.
AND that John Clercke is also seised [ ... etc...] upon one messuage and that by the division there falls for his part of the Hollowmoor four acres, lying in the Horsfold next on the south to the said William Clerckes part, which said John Clercke part of the Horsefold William Clercke now has, and has given in lieu and exchange thereof to the said John (as appurtenance to the said messuage forever) six pasturegates in the oxepasture of Little Crakehall with the soil and grounde thereof, and also a long wande of meadow in the west end of the Fitts.
AND that Richard Clercke is also seised [...etc...] upon one messuage in Little Crakehall, and that by the said division there falls (as due to the said tenement) for his part of Hollowmoor five acres, which lyeth in the Horsefold on the south side there, next his own close.
AND that Thomas Walworth is seised [... etc...] in certain lands in Little Crakehall and that by the said division there falls (as due to the same land) for his part of the Hollowmoor Thirty four acres, and four more for his ways, which lyeth on the north side of Hollowmoor, and is bounded as follows (viz) on the street that leads from Brompton to Hackforth on the north, on the street that leads from Crakehall to Richmond on the east, on Henrie Whittons and Richard Claphams part on the south, and on Thomas Pibus land (parcel of east Brompton) on the west.
AND that Richard Clapham is seised [... etc...] upon one messuage or tenement with appurtenances in Little Crakehal, to whom by the division there falls for his part of the Hollowmoor four acres. AND that Emmanuel Lord Scrope is seised upon one messuage or tenement in Little Crakehall in the tenure of the said Richard Clapham, to whom by the said division there falls two acres, And that the said Richard is possessed of another messuage or tenement (commonly called the schoole land) and that there falls by the said division for his part of the Hollowmoor seven acres. And that the said four, two and seven acres (in all amounting to thirteen acres) do lie and are bounded as follows (viz) ten acres and a rood near the middle of the west part of Hollowmoor between Thomas Walworths and Henrie Whittons parts on the north and northeast, and Henrie Lucas his part on the south, abutting on the Kings street that leadeth from Crakehall to Richmond on the east and the Whitewall (parcel of East Brompton) on the west, And in the Gill at the west end of Little Crakehall two acres and three roods.
AND that Henrie Lucas is selsed [...etc...] upon one messuage or tenement to whom by the said division there falls for his part of the Hollowmoor seventeen acres .
AND the jurors upon their oaths say, that Richard Mitchell is and ought to find a convenient way of four yards breadth on the north side of his part for Richard Clercke and William Clercke there, and John Clerckes part of the Horsefold. And that to all other part they shall have way of themselves from the west.
AND as for the other particulars in the commission specified and mentioned, by reason that the tenants and freeholders could not be drawn to any division or partition thereof [i.e of the other parcells specified by the commission, namely West Crakehall Ings and parcell of land called Little Crakehall fields-arable] therefore the jurors aforesaid cannot further proceed on the premisses.
|The King||Dorothy Harrison||10|
|John Clercke||William Clercke||4|
|Thomas Walworth||58||+2 (ex Warde) +1+ (ex Storie)|
|Lord Scrope||Richard Clapham||2|
TOTAL 115+ acres