Birth: Before 1325 Waltham St. Lawrence, Berkshire, UK
Father: John atte Crouch' (Crouche) b1302-a1349
Mother: Christina atte Cruch' b1314-a1346
Death: After 1349
SN4086 Peasant Land Market in Southern England, 1260-1350:
1347 Waltham St. Lawrence, Berkshire: John atte Cruche paid 66/8d (it also says 800d which implies this is correct and not 6/8d) for a messuage and virgate of villein land and 1 cottage and curtilage of purpresture in Walth'm previously held by his mother Christina atte Cruch'.
Curtilage - the courtyard attached to a dwelling-house
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.
Virgate - the Farnham Manor virgate was about 32 modern acres
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