Inquisition taken at Devizes, co. Wilts, 16th August, I Charles I , before Nicholas Yonge, gent., escheator, after the death of Henry Munday, yeoman, by the oath of William Longe, Robert Longford, Thomas Yerbury, William Wilkins, John Stokes, John Tellinge, Thomas Rutty, John Davis, John Stephens, John Munty, William Stileman, Daniel Deverell, and Michael Gilbert, jurors, who say that
Henry Munday was seised of the messuage or tenement in which he lately dwelt, together with one virgate and a half of land, to the same pertaining, within the parish, hamlet and fields of Merston, Berton, and Sevenhampton, in Wilts, and of 29½ acres of arable land in the field of Merston, and 5 acres of meadow in the common meadows of Merston, and of 1½ acres of meadow or pasture in “Ryes meade,” and of 11 acres of land lately enclosed from out of [extra] the marsh, and of 1½ acres of meadow called “Home close,” and of a close of pasture called “Cook’s close,” containing by estimation 2 acres; which same premises lie within the said parishes, hamlets, and fields of Merston, Berton, and Sevenhampton.
The premises are held of the King in chief by knight’s service, but by what part of a fee the jurors are ignorant, and they are worth by the year, beyond reprises, 26s. 8d.
The said Henry Munday being so seised, died on the 3rd June last past .
Henry Munday, son of the said Henry, is his next heir and was, at his father’s death, aged 7 years.
Inq. p.m. V. O. I Charles I, p. 2, No. 33.
Source: Abstracts of Wiltshire Inquisitiones Post Mortem returned into the Court of Chancery in the reign of King Charles the First. Edited by George S. Fry and Edw. Alex. Fry. London 1901.