John atte Crouche (b1334-a1349)


Birth: Before 1334 Churt, Farnham, Surrey, UK
Father: Richard le Chesmon (Cheeseman) b1319-a1350
Mother: Joan de Cruche (b1312-a1349)

Marriage: Unknown
Wife : Unknown

Death: After 1349 Farnham, Surrey, UK




Taken from entries in the Winchester Pipe Rolls from SN4086 Peasant Land Market in Southern England, 1260-1350.
1342 Farnham, Surrey: Richard le Chesmon (Cheeseman) paid 13/4d for messuage and virgate to have in marriage to Joan atte Crouch'. I think that Richard changed his last name to Crouch after this.
1349 Farnham, Surrey: Son John atte Crouche paid 4/- for 1 toft and 8 acres of villein land and half a rood of purpresture in (Dogoflod' (Dogflood just south of East Street) previous held by Joan atte Crouch'.

Acre - 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
Toft - the land once occupied by a dwelling house
Villein land - land rented from the lord
Virgate - the Farnham Manor virgate was about 32 modern acres - see Medieval Farnham by Father (Etienne) Robo 1935.

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