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1242 Land held by John le Vavasour in Warwick or Leicester is mentioned in an IPM of Thomas, earl of Warwick, [1]

10. Thomas, earl of Warwick.
Writ to the sheriff of Worcester, 25 Aug. Inq. Wednesday before St. Michael, 26 Hen. III. Concerning knights' fees held of the said earl, besides those assigned in dower to Philippa sometime the wife of Henry, earl of Warwick, and Maud sometime the wife of Henry de Oylly.
Similar writ to the sheriff of Warwick and Leicester, 25 Aug. 26 Hen. III. Inq. (undated.)
Warwick and Leicester. ... ½ [knight's fee held] by John le Vavasour ...

1269 John and Richard de Cokefeld, Robert, Alexander and Peter de Cokefeld, John le Vaversur and Alice his wife, Robert de Cokefeld, and Thomas and Richard de Cokefeld parson of the Bradefeld Church, plaintiffs, were parties to a final accord with Henry de Cokefeld concerning land in Wattefeld Hadlegh, Nauelton Semere, Hocketon Bradefeld and Stowene Bradefeld. [2] The accord was dated in the feast of the nativity of St John the Baptist (June 24) in year 53 of the reign of King Henry son of King John. [3]


[1] Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Vol. 1, Henry III (London: HMSO, 1904), 2-4 at 3, [GoogleBooks], [HathiTrust].

[2] Walter Rye, A Calendar of the Feet of Fines for Suffolk (Ipswich: W. E. Harrison, 1900), 67, [GoogleBooks].

[3] Feet of Fines, Court of Common Pleas, CP25, The National Archives, UK, Anglo-American Legal Tradition, University of Houston, CP 25/1/214, [AALTImage].