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TitlePhotocopy of Inquisition post mortem of William Kyrkby gent
DescriptionHeld at Cockermouth on the 17th July, 36 Henry VIII, [1544]
He died seised of:
1) Twenty six messuages, 200 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 300 acres of pasture, and 1,000 acres of moor in Bottyll, Bolton, Stanton, Cleetor, Gosfurthe, Whytbek, and of Stanton water mill.
The lands etc. in Bootle, Bolton and Cleator (lengthy list of tenants given) were conveyed by deed dated 2 July, 35 Henry VIII [1543] to Nicholas Thornboroughte gentleman and William Walker clerk who were to grant it to William Kyrkby and Isabel his wife for their lives for her jointure with subsequent reversion to the heirs of William. This was effected by deed dated 4 July 1543 (Isabella still alive at date of Inquisition).
Lands etc. in Bootle, Bolton & Cleator worth £10. 6s. 6d.
2) Four messuages, 30 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, 10 acres of pasture in Bolton and Butoll (tenants etc. specified), leased for life to Thomas Parker by deed dated 13 November, 34 Henry VIII [1542].
Value 8s. 4d. p.a.
3) The reversion of eleven messuages, 200 acres of land in Bolton, Stanton, Gosfurthe and Buttole, which Henry Kirkby, brother of William, by deed dated 23 August 29 Henry VIII [1537] granted to Ellen [Elena] Kyrkby for life.
Value £7 p.a.
He died 30 August 35 Henry VIII [1543], and Elizabeth Kyrkby is his daughter and next heir, aged 7 months and 6 days.
Date17 July 1544
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