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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 1  1858  page 287
Index to - Kent Feet of Fines 1196-99 Richard I
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ERRATA AND ADDENDA TO "PEDES FINIUM." - Kent Feet of Fines 1166-69 Richard 1

   Page 224, after line 6, we ought to have added a few words as to the form in which we give the dipthong ae. In making our transcripts we adopted the single e as it appears in the originals, not being aware at the time of the "General Directions for the guidance of Editors,"laid down by the Government in the publications issued under the authority of the Master of the Bolls, or we should, in this respect, have conformed ourselves to their regulations.
   No. xii.— MERE is the manor of MERE COURT in RAINHAM.
   Note to No. xrv.—Dugdale states that Walter de Bolebec left two daughters as his coheiresses: the one, Isabel, married to Robert de Vere, Earl of Oxford, who died 5 Hen. III.; the other (whose Christian name was unknown to him), wife of Elias de Bello Campo. This name, "Constance," our Fine supplies. There are other points of pedigree suggested in it.
   The nature of the apportionments made by the Fine would imply that Ruellinus de Abrincis claimed through one of the sisters. The conjecture that he might have been the husband of Isabel (before her marriage with the Earl of Oxford) is invalidated by the fact that she is not made a party to the Fine, which, in that case she would have been; and her buildings are mentioned in it as distinct from the portion of Ruellinus.
   On the Pipe Roll, 2 Ric. I. there is this entry:—"Comes Albricus reddit compotum de D mareis pro habenda fllia Walteri de Bolebeok ad opus filii sui;" and on Pipe Roll, 9 John, we have:—"Robertus de Ver cc marcas et iij palefridos pro habenda in uxorem Y de Bolebec, si ipsa voluerit, ita quod si earn duxerit in uxorem ipse reddet flnem quoin ipsa Y fecit ne distringatur ad se maritandam per placitum comitis Albrioi." There was, therefore, no previous marriage to that with the Earl of Oxford.
   By Inquisition on death of this Robert, Earl of Oxford, taken at FLETE in Kent, Friday after Michaelmas, 24 Edw. I., it is returned that he held the manor of Flete, next Sandwich, of John son of John de Sandwyco, by service of one knighfs-fee, and that there is a capital messuage, with the curtilage, dove-cote, and certain closes worth 6s 8d. per annum; Item, rents of assize at Michaelmas xxiiijs. viij˝d.; Item, at the feast of St. Martin, lxxivs. v˝d.; Item, at the feast of the Purification, xxiijs. iij˝d.; Item, Rents at the Nativity of our Lord, xxvii. cocks worth 1˝d each, and xlij hens worth ijd. each; Item, that there are there 80 acres of arable land, worth 2s. per acre per annum, and 315 acres of marsh land, worth 1s. per annum ; Item, that Robert de Veer, son of said Robert, is his next heir, and is 24 years of age.
   Sum total of the Extent, xxxli. xiiijs, v˝d.
   The subject of our Fine is an apportionment of half a knights-fee in Flete, between Isabel's sister and Ruellinus de Abrincis; while, in this Inquisition, it appears that Isabel's son, Robert de Vere, had inherited an entire Knight's-fee there. It would seem, therefore, as if the two coheiresses had inherited a knight's-fee between them,—half a fee each;—that Ruellinus had a claim (whether as son by a

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