John de Cruche (Cruce, Crouche, Cruch') (b1263-c1307)


Birth: Before 1263 Churt, Farnham, Surrey, UK
Father: William atte Cruche (Cruce, in la Cloures) b1248-b1308
Mother: Unknown

Marriage: Unknown
Wife: Joan de Cruche b1263-1308/12

Death: Before 1308 Greencross, Churt, Farnham, Surrey, UK


Alice atte Cruche b1278-b1341
Joan atte Crouch' b1308-a1342


Taken from the Manorial Fines for Churt in Churt: A Medieval Landscape by Philip Brookes 2000.
John de Cruce paid 13/4d for messuage and virgate of Tounsend (also called Townsend, and now known as Green Cross) from his father William in la Cloures, also known as William atte Cruce- no date, but prior to 1308.
1308 Joan widow of John de Cruche for the same from her husband during widowhood -13/4d
1312 Alice daughter of John Cruche for the same from her father - 13/4d
1341 Joan daughter of John atte Crouche for the same from her father - 13/4d

Taken from entries in the Winchester Pipe Rolls from SN4086 Peasant Land Market in Southern England, 1260-1350.
1293 Farnham, Surrey: John atte Cruch' paid 6d for the marriage as a father of his daughter Alice.
1313 Farnham, Surrey: Alice atte Cruche paid 3/4d for an inheritance (messuage and virgate) in Churt, previously owned by John.
1342 Farnham, Surrey: Joan atte Crouche paid 13/4d for messuage and virgate in Churt, previously owned by her father John.

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.

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