John atte Crouch' (le Crouch'e) (b1322-1344)


Birth: Before 1270 East Meon, Hampshire, UK
Father: Stephen atte Crouche b1270-c1337
Mother: ? Webbe

Marriage: Unknown
Wife: Alice atte Crouche b1330-a1348

Death: 1345 East Meon, Hampshire, UK




SN4086 Peasant Land Market in Southern England, 1260-1350
1285 East Meon: Stephen atte Crouch' paid 4/- for two acres previous held by Cecilia la Webbe, the widowed mother of his wife. 1327 East Meon: Robert atte Crouche, son of Stephen, paid 20/- on marriage for a messuage and virgate in Bordean owned by his wife Juliana Foggescombe. 1337 East Meon: John atte Crouch' paid 6/8d for messuage and 3 acres in Langerrush' (Langrish) previously held by his father Stephen atte Crouche.
1344 East Meon, Hampshire: John le Crouch'e paid 3/4 for the surrender of a messuage and 2 day-works? in Froxefeld' (Froxfield) previously owned by John le Tournour (Turner).
1345 East Meon, Hampshire: Alice atte Crouche paid 6/8d to retain messuage and 3 acres in Langrisshe (Langrish) as widow of John.
1348 East Meon, Hampshire: Alice Crouch'e paid 5/- to retain a cottage and curtilage in Foxfeld (Froxfield) as widow of John.

Acre - this would be a customary acre which in Farnham Manor was about half a modern acre
Curtilage - the courtyard attached to a dwelling-house
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. I assume it was similar.

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