Birth: Before 1302 Downton, Wiltshire, UK
Death: About 1349 Downton,Wiltshire, UK
Isabella Crouch b1317-a1332
Matilda Crouch b1318-a1333
Christina Crouch b1325-a1340
John atte Crouche b1330-a1345
William atte Crouche b1334-a1349
SN4086 Peasant Land Market in Southern England, 1260-1350:
1332 Downton, Wiltshire: Elias atte Crouche paid 3/4d for the marriage within of his daughter Isabella Crouch.
1332 Downton, Wiltshire: Elias atte Crouche paid 12d for the marriage within of his daughter Matilda Crouch.
1340 Downton, Wiltshire: Elias atte Crouche de Wyke paid 2/- for the marriage within of his daughter Christina Crouch.
1345 Downton, Wiltshire: John atte Crouche, son of Elias, paid 2/- to be able to dwell and serve outside the lord's liberty as long as it pleases the lord and come to the 2 law-days for the year and remain the lord's villein as before.
1349 Downton, Wiltshire: William atte Crouche paid 53/4d for a messuage and virgate of villein land in Wyke (Wick) previously owned by his father Elias.
A messuage is a dwelling house and legal rights such as access to commons etc.
A villein was a feudal tenant entirely subject to a lord or manor to whom he paid dues and services in return for land.
A Virgate in the Farnham Manor virgate was about 32 modern acres - see Medieval Farnham by Father (Etienne) Robo 1935. It is a quarter of a hide.
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