Stephen atte Crouch' (Crouche) (b1270-c1337)


Birth: Before 1270 East Meon, Hampshire, UK
Father: John atte Crouch' b1255-1325
Mother: Matilda atte Crouch' b1255-a1325

Marriage: Unknown
Wife: ? Webbe

Death: Circa 1337


John atte Crouche (le Crouch'e) b1322-1344
Robert atte Crouche b1312-a1327


SN4086 Peasant Land Market in Southern England, 1260-1350
1285 East Meon, Hampshire: Stephen atte Crouch' paid 4/- for two acres previous held by Cecilia la Webbe, the widowed mother of his wife.
1327 East Meon, Hampshire: Robert atte Crouche, son of Stephen, paid 20/- on marriage for a messuage and virgate in Bordean owned by his wife Juliana Fuggescombe.
1337 East Meon, Hampshire: John atte Crouch' paid 6/8d for messuage and 3 acres in Langerrush' (Langrish) previously held by his father Stephen atte Crouche.

East Meon is 4 miles west of Petersfield. There is still a Bordean Lane running NE from the A272 towards Foxfield Green.

Acre - this would be a customary acre which in Farnham Manor was about half a modern acre (see Winchester Yields by JZ Titow 1972). I am not sure how large it was in the manor of East Meon.
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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