Birth: Before 1315 Bentley, Hampshire, UK
Father: Robert atte Croche (Crouch') b1312-c1327
Mother: Joan atte Croche b1312-a1327
Death: After 1349
SN4086 Peasant Land Market in Southern England, 1260-1350
1330 Bentley John atte Croche paid 13/4d for message and virgate in Benetlye previously held by his father, Robert atte Croche. John came in full court and conceded the said messuage and virgate to William [de Hatton'] for 10 years beginning at Michaelmas in the eighth year of Bishop John [Stratford] , and William will pay the rent and services owed and accustomed to the chief lord for the tenement for the said 10 years.
1349 Bentley, Hampshire, John atte Crouch paid 3/4d for a cottage and curtilage previous held by Wonnyng' atte Slade (John Wonning).
Curtilage - the courtyard attached to a dwelling-house.
Messuage - a dwelling house and legal rights such as access to commons etc.
Virgate - the Farnham Manor virgate was about 32 modern acres - see Medieval Farnham by Father (Etienne) Robo 1935.