Alexander atte Crouche (Crouch') (b1309-b1349)


Birth: Before 1309
Father: John atte Cruch' b1269-b1309
Mother: Unknown

Marriage: Unknown
Wife: Unknown

Death: Before 1349




Taken from entries in the Winchester Pipe Rolls from SN4086 Peasant Land Market in Southern England, 1260-1350.
1343 Waltham St. Lawrence, Berkshire: Alexander atte Crouche paid 5/- for the surrender of one and a half acres purpresture in Walth'm previously held by John le Soutere (Soutar), son of John.
1349 Waltham St. Lawrence, Berkshire: John atte Crouch' paid 5/- for a messuage and 3 acres and 1 rood of purpresture in Walth'm previous held by his uncle Alexander atte Crouch'.

Acre - this would be a customary acre which in Farnham Manor was about half a modern acre
Messuage - a dwelling house and legal rights such as access to commons etc
Purpresture - secondary quality land not subject to the obligations placed on bondland, and which therefore could be exchanged more freely.
Rood - quarter of an acre.

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