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Baudrip/Bawdrip, a parish in the northern division of the hundred of Petherton, county of Somerset, 3¼ miles east northeast of Bridgewater, and abt 5 miles northeast of North Petherton… The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Wells, and diocese of Bath and Wells.

Extracted by Combs Researcher Joe Kendalll and transcribed by Combs Researcher Denise Kendall from "Great Britain. CALENDAR OF INQUISITIONS POST MORTEM. 1906 by His Majesties Stationery Office, London." Dates are estimates by Joe and provided in brackets [ ] after the King's name.)

V.3, p.75
96. JOHN COMBE, or DE COMBE, knight
Writ of mandamus, 7 January, 45 Edward III. [c.1372]

SOMERSET, Inq. taken at Briggewater, Thursday after SS. Fabian and Sebastian, 45 Edward III.

He held no lands &c. in demesne in the county; but John BAUDRIP held of him for life, by his demise, the following:-----

Baudrip. Two-thirds of the manor.

Waldepull. 4 tenements.

These he held in fee of Richard son and heir of Nicholas SEYMOUR, as of his manor of Castelcary, which is in king's hand by reason of the minority of the said Richard, bu his knight's service.

He held the following in reversion after the death of the said John BAUDRIP, to wit:----

Wecchforde. Two-thirds of a messuage, of 60a. land and of 6a. meadow, and 20s. rent, held of the abbot of Clyve by knight's service.

He died on 19 June, 36 Edward III. John his son, aged 21 years and more, is his heir.

John BAUDRIP, who held all the premises for life by his demise, demised them to Robert HAMELYN and Walter BYKE, chaplain, and their heirs and assigns, by reason of which demise John son and heir of the said John COMBE, knight, entered on 6 January, 38 Edward III, as is his right of inheritance, but took no issues thereof. On the following day John BAUDRIP re-entered and expelled the heir by force, and had possession and received the issues until 20 April, 39 Edward III, when he demised them to William STYLE and his heirs and assigns. William had possession and received the issues until 15 april 42 Edward III, when Edmund CHEYNE, sheriff of Somerset, delivered the premises to Margaret late the wife of the said John de COMBE and executrix of his testament, to hold her and her assigns as her free tenement, by virtue of the execution of a statute merchant of 500l. made to her husband by the said John BAULDRIP on 23 May, 33 Edward III. Since the said 15 April Margaret has had possession and received the issues

Similar writ, 14 January, 45 Edward III.

SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Bruggewater, Thursday after Holy Trinity, 46 Edward III.

Note: Margaret may have been the same indexed in Court of Requests (no year) as "Margaret, afterwards wife of Henry BEALE of S. Brent" (See Earliest Combes of Olde England), 415/18.


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