Thomas atte Cruch (b1333-b1348)


Dates

Birth: Before 1333
Father: Unknown
Mother: Unknown

Christening: Unknown

Marriage: Unknown
Wife:

Death: Before 1348

Children

Unknown

Notes

Taken from entries in the Winchester Pipe Rolls from SN4086 Peasant Land Market in Southern England, 1260-1350.
1348 Bishops Waltham, Hampshire: John atte Halle (Hall) paid 6/8d for the surrender of one acre purpresture previously held by Thomas atte Cruch, and 12d for the heriot of Thomas.

Heriot - the fine paid to the bishop when a tenant died, originally the tenant's best beast or chattel, but later paid in money.
Purpresture - secondary quality land not subject to the obligations placed on bondland, and which therefore could be exchanged more freely.

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