Here is a list of medieval references to Lady Alice de Bryan, the wife of Lord Bryan's oldest son, Sir Guy de Bryan. Alice was born Alice de Bures, the only child of a Suffolk land-owning knight, Sir Robert de Bures and his wife Joan (who married Sir Richard Waldegrave after Sir Robert's death). She married Sir Guy de Bryan and bore him two daughters, Philippa (born c. 1379) and Elizabeth (born c. 1382), before his death in 1386. Alice held significant properties in Suffolk and Essex her own right, inherited from her father and from her maternal grandmother, and also Bryan properties as part of her dower. She held other Bryan properties as guardian of her daughters while they were still minors.

Alice died in 1434, when she was succeeded by her younger daughter Elizabeth (Philippa having died previously without children). Strangely, although Alice was still young whe her husband died, and lived for nearly 50 years afterwards, she never remarried.

For much more information on Alice de Bryan, read "Medieval Gentlewoman: life in a widow's household in the later Middle Ages" by ffiona Swabey, which is based on a detailed analysis of a set of household accounts for a single year from Alice's home at Acton in Suffolk. See below for a list of the accounts for lady Alice that still exist in the Public Records Office.

Several references give Joan rather than Alice as the owner of Sutton Poyntz and/or the wife of Guy the younger. There was a Joan de Bryan, wife of Guy's younger brother Philip. There is no other evidence that this Joan had anything to do with Sutton Poyntz, and she was certainly Philip's wife, not Guy's, so I have assumed these references were in error.

The entries in this list are in date order. Actual quotes are in italics.

# Document Date Text Notes
[27] Calendar of Chancery Miscellanea

National Archive C260/100 no 9
1385/6  Placita de Banco, 9 Ric II. Dorset. Recognisance of a settlement of the manor of Sutton Poyntz and the hundred of Culfordestre by Guy Brienne and Alice de Brienne on themselves for their lives with remainder in tail male to Guy son of the said Guy and his heirs, remainder to the heirs of the said Guy the elder. Grant of Sutton Poyntz, to be held jointly by Lord Bryan and his daughter-in-law Alice for their lives, and then by the heirs of Guy the younger.
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 16 page 80
16 May 1386 Guy de Bryene knight, the younger.
Writ after the death of the said Guy, who held by knight’s service of Roger son and heir of Edmund de Muortuo Mari, late earl of March, a minor in the king’s wardship, 16 May, 9 Ric II.
Gloucester. Inq taken at Gloucester, Monday after St Laurence the Martyr, 10 Ric II.
The said Guy and Alice his wife held the undermentioned manor in joint feoffment, to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of Guy. Alice is still living, and holds the manor by virtue of the said feoffment, which was made by Guy de Bryen, the elder, Robert Whytyndon and Morgan Gogh, as appears by their charter shewn to the jurors.
Oxenhale. The manor (extent given) held of Sir Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, as of the inheritance of Geoffrey de Chenyvyle, by service of half a knight’s fee. The extent includes a pack of deer and £6 2s rent of free and bond tenants wheref a third part (40s 8d) is paid to Margaret Grauntson by way of dower.
He died on Monday after the Purification, 9 Ric II. Philippa and Elizabeth, daughters of the said Guy and Alice, aged 7 years and 4 years respectively, are Guy’s next heirs.
 
  Close Rolls [f]
1385-89 page 190
12 Oct
1386
To William Barewelle escheator in Gloucestershire. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manor of Oxenhale, delivering to Alice late the wife of Guy de Briene knight the younger any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Guy at his death held the same as jointly enfeoffed with the said Alice by gift of Guy de Briene knight the elder and others to them and the heirs of their bodies, and that it is held by knight service of the heir of Edmund de Mortuo Mari earl of March; and the king has taken the fealty of the said Alice. Transfer of the manor of Oxenhale in Gloucestershire to Alice Bryan, widow of Guy the younger
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
7-14 Hen IV page 161
20 Oct 1386 An entry for Christina atte Hulle, including property at Putton held of lady Alice de Brien This entry is included in the 7-14 Henry IV volume of Inquisitions, so is clearly a retrospective entry, explaining why Putton (paprt of Sutton Poyntz liberty) appears to be shown as held by Alice rather before the 1388/9 agreement between Guy and Alice de Bryan
  Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 10 page 178
18 Mar
1387
Commitment to William de Briene ‘chivaler’ and Alice late the wife of Guy de Briene ‘chivaler’ ‘le fitz’ – by mainprise of Edmund de la Pole ‘chivaler’ of the county of Buckingham, Roger Plowefeld of the county of Hereford, and Geoffrey Newenton of London – of the keeping of all the lands in the manors, towns or lordships of Frome and Valeys in Selewode, co. Somerset, late of Philip de Briene ‘chivaler’, tenant of the king in chief, to hold the same from the time of Philip’s death until the lawful age of Philippa and Elizabeth, daughters of the said Guy and kinswomen and heirs of the said Philip, rendering the extent thereof yearly be equal portions at the Easter and Michaelmas Exchequers; with clause touching maintenance and buildings etc. Order for wardship of lands of the late Philip de Bryan, to be held for Philippa and Elizabeth, daughters of Guy the younger.
It seems strange that William Bryan, the second son of Guy the older, is not made heir himself, as the senior male member of the family.
  Patent Rolls [g]
1385-89 page 330
8 Jul 1387 Revocation of letters patent appointing William de Briene, knight and Alice late the wife of Guy de Briene, knight, the son, to the custody of the lands in the manors, towns or lordships of Frome and Valeys in Selewode, co. Somerset, late of Philip de Briene, knight tenant in chief, during the minority of Philippa and Elizabeth, daughters of Guy and cousins and heirs of the said Philip, rendering yearly the value thereof according to the extent made.  
  Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 10 page 192
22 Jul
1387
Commitment to Guy Briene knight and Alice late the wife of Guy son of Guy Briene knight – by mainprise of Nicholas Potyn of the county of Kent – of the keeping of all the lands in the manors, towns or lordships of Frome and Valeys in Selewode, co. Somerset, late of Philip de Briene ‘chivaler’, tenant of the king in chief, to hold the same from Easter last until the lawful age of Philippa and Elizabeth, daughters of the aforesaid Guy son of Guy and kinswomen and heirs of Philip, rendering the extent of the said lands or their true value yearly by equal portions at the Michaelmas and Easter Exchequers; with clause touching maintenance of buildings etc. A second entry, like the previous entry except that William Bryan is now written out completely.
[24] Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 10 page 201
14 Nov
1387
Commitment to John Lovell ‘chivaler’ and Alice late the wife of Guy son of Guy Briene knight – by mainprise of John Testewode of the county of Somerset and Thomas Hyne of the county of Northampton – of the keeping of the manors of Frome and Waleys in Selewode, co. Somerset, late of Philip de Briene ‘chivaler’, tenant of the king in chief, to hold the same from Michaelmas last until the lawful age of Philippa and Elizabeth, daughters of the said Guy son of Guy and kinswomen and heirs of Philip, rendering 100s yearly by equal portions at the Easter and Michaelmas Exchequers, and finding fit sustenance for the said heirs; with clause touching maintenance of buildings etc. The said mainpernors and John Lovell are jointly bound to the king, by a recognisance made in the Exchequer, in £10 to be paid at the king’s will in the event of failure by John and Alice to pay their farm within a month after any term by payment. And a third entry, introducing John Lovell as guardian. John was presumably father of the Robert Lovell who married Elizabeth Bryan.
  Ancient Deeds [k]
Vol 2 page 499
1388 [Lease by Alice Briene, widow of Sir Guy de Briene, of timber from the park and woodland at Oxenhale, Gloucestershire]  
  Close Rolls [f]
1385-89 page 628
8 Nov
1388
Declaration of William de Bryene knight that, whereas certain untrue matters to his dishonour are declared in a letter patent of Guy de Briene knight produced in chancery, the reenfeoffments made by Sir Robert Fitz Payn, Richard Mucheldevere, Sir William Plussh, Martin de Ferrers, John de Ferrers of Churcheton, William Tray parson of Slapton and John Prestecote of the manors of Rammesham, Wroxhale, Childefrome, Maperton, Wyrdesforde Belet, Kyngesdoun, Somerton Erie, Somerton Randolf, Slapton, Dertemuth, Clifton and Herdenasse and the reversion of the manor of Torrebriene cos. Dorset, Somerset and Devon were made by their good will without threat or duress of him or any on his part, granting the same to Sir Guy de Briene his father for life, with remainder to the said William and the heirs male of his body, remainder to Sir Philip de Briene his brother and to the issue male of his body, remainder to the said William's right heirs, that the fines levied of the premises between the said Sir Guy, John Passour clerk and John Renawey containing the like entail were likewise recorded and engrossed with their good will by appointment of his said father without fraud, duress or covin of the said William etc., and that he is ready to prove it in the court of chivalry and all other courts, humbly desiring to be held excused of such untruth and dishonour, considering that at the date of those fines his father appointed the last remainder to the said William's right heirs in fee because he was then his eldest son, and because Sir Guy was aware that by divers entails his own right heirs, the daughters of Sir Guy brother of Sir William, would inherit the fee simple of great number of other manors and lands of his and of Sir Guy the son, Sir Philip and Sir William to the yearly value of 700 marks or more, and by their mother's side the heritage of Bures to the yearly value of 700 marks or more, of which 1,400 marks and of other the manors aforesaid Sir William's female issue would inherit nought so long as those daughters his nieces live, or other the right heirs of Sir Guy the father, unless in default of heirs male to bear his arms and name he had appointed the remainder in fee of a portion of such manors to the right heirs of Sir William for support of his female issue ; and protest that this declaration of his own honour is to preserve the honour and estate of his father and himself, and his own right in the said manors, considering that the errors above mentioned were due to ignorance, his father's great age, evil counsel and untrue information of others, avowing his readiness as an obedient son to perform his father's commands, saving his own honour and estate. William Bryan's response to charges brought against him of having, effectively, changed his father's inheritance. William claims that the tenants have changed the remainders without any duress by him.

This shows the huge value of the property that the two daughters of Guy Bryan the younger would inherit, from the grandfather and also from their mother. With the inheritance standing as it does, any daughters of William would inherit nothing. So far as we know, William had no children.

William hints at "evil counsel" and untrue information being given to his father. We can only guess, but the people who had most to gain from the status quo were Guy the younger's daughters (both children) and his widow, Alice.
  Close Rolls [f]
1389-91 page 266
1 Jun 1391 [Entry, listed in full elsewhere, concerning land at Radeweye, held by John Roges (now deceased), previously of Guy de Bryan of his manor of Sutton Poyntz, and now of Alice de Bryan]  
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 17 page 48
2 Dec 1391 Entry for John Paulet, knight, including: "a messuage and land at Knyghton by Dorchestre, held of Joan late the wife of Guy de Bryene, knight, the younger, as of her manor of Sutton Poyns" This and a few other sources give Joan for Alice.

This is the only reference I have seen that includes West Knighton as a member of Sutton Poyntz.
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 17 page 87
5 Sep 1392 Alice, late the wife of John de Sutton, knight
Essex. Inq take at Alphamston, Thu before St Matt, 16 Ric II. She held the undermentioned land, advowson and rent for life, the reversion belonging to Alice Brian, daughter of Robert de Bures her son by Andrew de Bures, formerly her husband. Middleton. 1a land, together witht the advowson of the church. Bulmere. 19s rent from divers tenants. All held of Maud countess of Oxford, service not known. She died on Friday the eve of St Batholomew last. The aforesaid Alice Brian, aged 30 years and more, is her kinswoman an nt heir.
Suffolk. Inq taken at Kerseye, Tue befre the Nativity of St Mary, 16 Ric II. She held the undermentioned manor for life jointly with Andrew de Buris, knight, late her husband, by gift and grant of Edmund le Boteler by a fine levied in the king’s court in 3 Edw III to them and the heirs of the said Andrew. Aketon. The manor, extending into the towns of Aketon, Melford, Sudbury, Great and Little Waldyngfeld, Jilleye Conbusta, Mildyng and Edwardeston (extent given), held of the king in chief, as of the honor of Hatfield Peverell, by service of two-thirds of a knight’s fee. Date of death as above. Alice Brian, daughter and heir of Robert de Buris, knight, her son by the above-mentioned Andrew, is her kinswoman and and next heir, and is 28 years of age and more.
Suffolk. Inq taken at Kerseye, Tue after the Nativity of St Mary, 16 Ric II. She held the undermentioned manors of Reydon and Whersted for life jointly with Andrew de Buris, knight, late her husband, by gift and grant of Michael de Ponyngges and Thomas le Boteler by a fine levied in the king’s court in 10 Edw III to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to her right heirs.
She held the undermentioned manor called Merkys for life, the reversion belonging to Richard Waldegrave and his heirs. Reydon. A manor, late of Robert de Reydon, knight, with the advowson of the church thereof, held of the heir of John de Vaus, knight, service not known. Merkys. A manor so called, in the town of Reydon, held of Robert de Teye, services not known. Wherstede. A manor, held of John de Todynham, knight, services not known. Date of her death and heir as last above.
The death of Alice's grandmother (also called Alice). This and the next entry show that Alice was born Alice de Bures, daughter of Robert de Bures and granddaughter of Andrew and Alice de Bures. Grandmother Alice had remarried after Andrew's death, to John de Sutton.
After her grandmother's death, Alice Bryan was now sole heir to the de Bures estates in Suffolk and Essex.
  Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 11 page 58
22 Sep
1392
Order to John Wynter, escheator in the county of Suffolk – poursuant to an inquisition made by him shewing that Alice, late the wife of John de Sutton knight, held for life in joint enfeoffment with Andrew de Burys knight, her late husband (1) the manor of Aketon of the king in chief as of the honour of Hatfield Peverell, by the service of two-thirds of a knight’s fee, of the gift of Edmund le Botiller to her and Andrew and the heirs of Andrew, and (2) a manor in Reydon late of Robert de Reydon knight, together with the advowson of the church of the manor, and a manor in Wherstede, of others than the king, of the gift and grant of Michael de Ponyngges and Thomas le Boteler made to her and Andrew and the heirs of their bodies by fine levied in the king’s court, and that Alice Bryan, daughter of Robert de Buris knight, the son of the said Andrew, is Andrew’s kinswoman and next heir, and of full age – to cause the said Alice Bryan to have full seisin of the manors and advowson aforesaid, as the king, for ½ mark paid in the hanaper, has respite her homage and fealty until the quinzaine of Easter next.
Order to Thomas Coggeshale, escheator in the county of Essex – pursuant to an inquisition made by him shewing that Alice late the wife of John de Sutton knight held for life, of others that the king, an acre of land in Middleton with the advowson of the church in Middleton, and 19s of rent from divers tenants in the town of Bulmer, with reversion to Alice Bryan, daughter of Robert de Bures the son of Andrew de Bures – to cause Alice Bryan to have full seisin of the land, rent and advowson aforesaid, as the king, for a certain fine paid in the hanaper, has respite until a certain future day her homage and fealty for other lands which Alice the wife of John held of the king in chief.
 
  Close Rolls [f]
1392-96 page 118
1 Feb
1393
Bartholomew Bosano citizen and mercer of London to Alice who was wife of Guy de Brian knight the younger and to Richard Michildever. Recognisance for £500, to be levied etc. in the city of London.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1392-96 page 400
27 Jan 1394 The like pardon [of outlawry; he having now surrendered to the Flete prison, as is certified by Robert de Cherlton, chief justice] to the following: John Denebawede, for not appearing to render £20 to Robert Fitz Payn, John Chaundos and John Deverose knights, and Alice de Briene, Walter Trote, clerk, and Richard Micheldevere, executors of the will of Guy de Briene, knight. John Chaundos was Guy's son in law. John Devereux was father-in-law to one of Alice's daughters.
  Close Rolls [f]
1392-96 page 350, 441
1395 [Two entries relating to manors in Essex, now the property of the countess of Hereford, which had been held by a group including Guy de Brian, with reversion to the archbishop of York, Richard Waldegrave, and William de Brian (now deceased)] Richard Waldegrave was Alice de Bryan's step-father
  Patent Rolls [g]
1396-99 page 296
3 Jul 1397 The like [pardon] to the following:
William Gullying of Devon, clerk, for not appearing to render £10 to John Chaundos, knight, Alice de Bryene, Walter Trote and Richard Mucheldevere, executors of the will of Guy Briene, knight, the elder.
 
  Book of Aids [e] 1401 Suffolk. Babbergh Hundred. Alice Briane holds her manors in Aketon called Hodebovyll and Talmachis of the lord king, and of the honor of Hatfeld Peverell, for the service of one knight's fee.  
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 18 page 211
10 Feb 1402 Entry for John Syward, including: "Horiford and Sutton Poyntz, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, of Alice de Bryene, service unknown, annual value 10 marks" I have tried and failed to discover where Horiford was
  Ancient Deeds [k]
Vol 2 page 490
1402 [Lease by Alice Briene, widow of Sir Guy Fitz Guy de Briene, of timber from woodland called Oxenhalewode in Tedeswode (preasumbably at Oxenhale, Gloucestershire)]  
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 18 page 358
24 Nov 1404 Entry for John Frome, including: "Winterborne Heringston, 3 messuages and 40a land, of Alice Bryene of her manor of Sutton Poyntz by a rent of one pair of gilt spurs at 6d at Easter, annual value 40s, and also Winterborne Whitchurch, a rent of a rose from 1 messuage and 6 bovates, which Richard Frome and Joan his wife held for life by his grant with reversion to him and his heirs, held of Alice widow of Guy Brien, junior, of her manor of Sutton Poyntz, service unknown"  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1405-08 page 129
27 Jan 1405 Pardons of outlawry to the following: Richard Waryn of Helmyngham, for not appearing when sued with John atte Hel, John Reve and Henry Parker to answer Richard Waldegrave, knight, and Alice de Bryene touching a debt of £20.  
[37] Close Rolls [f]
1405-09 page 501
20 May
1409
William Payn, John Neweburgh of Dorset, Gilbert Newburgh and William Barry of Somerset to Dame Alice de Bryan, sometime wife of Guy son of Guy de Bryan knight. Recognisance for £200, to be levied etc. in the counties aforesaid.
William Payn, John Neweburgh of Dorset, Gilbert Newburgh and William Barry of Somerset to Dame Alice de Bryan (as above). Quitclaim tripartite with warranty for her life of the manor of Sutton Poyntz and the hundred of Culfordestre co. Dorset; and condition that this warranty shall extend only to barring them and their heirs, and not to voucher of warranty, nor to recovery of the value, or to compel them to make up the value, in case the premises be recovered against her.
John Newburgh and others leaving Sutton Poyntz, in exchange for payment from Alice de Bryan. It is not clear how this fits with other references, but it appears to indicate some dispute about Alice de Bryan's title to Sutton Poyntz. This John Newburgh is almost certainly the son of the John Newburgh who married one daughter of the last Nicholas Poyntz; William Barry is almost certainly the son of the John Barry who married Nicholas Poyntz's other daughter. They and others agree to allow Alice's title to Sutton Poyntz for her lifetime.
  Book of Aids [e] 1412 Dorset.
Lady Alice Brian holds etc. in Haselbeare, valued etc. £40. The said lady Alice holds etc. in Sutton Poyns with the Hundred of Culeordestre, valued etc. £40.
Robert Lovell, knight, holds £40 etc. in Ramshaump, Wroxhale, Pomknowle, Maperton, Childefrome, Kentecombe and Tolre Porcorum; [a list follows, presumably of tenants, as follows: in Ramspaum John Pernaunt £10 and John Godde £4; in Wroxale Morgan Gough £10; in Pomknoll Joan, wife of Thomas Pomeray knight, £4; in Tolre Porcorum and Knouecombe John Fauntleroy 40s.; William Frye 40s.; John Chiverell 20s.; and John Codde 40s.]
Kent.
[Robert Lovell listed against Axtan Hundred, at £40]
 
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
1-5 Hen V page 143
22 Jan 1416 Entry for William Fyloll, including: "Langton Herring with the advowson, of Alice, widow of Guy de Briene knight, of her manor of Sutton Poyntz by knight service, annual value 100s. ... In right of Joan [his wife] he held ... 3 messuages and 40a in Winterborne Houghton, 1 messuage and 6 bovates in Winterborne Whitchurch ... of Alice widow of Guy Bryene of her manor of Sutton Poyntz, service unknown, annual value 22s"  
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
6-10 Hen V page 320
24 Jun 1422 Entry for William Rokewood, including lands in the manor of ‘Baylesdene’, held of Alice Bryan of her manor of Acton  
  Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 15 page 35
25 May
1423
[Entry relating to Hawise Clerebek of Aketon (deceased), who held tenements and land in Suffolk, including 12 acres held of lady Alice Bryene]  
  Close Rolls [f]
1422-29 page 125
1423 [Will of Sir Richard Waldegrave, knight, the elder, Speaker of the House of Commons, who died in 1410. The will lists “the testator’s sister” Dame Alice de Bryene as a residuary beneficiary, giving her the manor called ‘Gayneshalle’ in Wickhambrook, Suffolk, should his son Richard die without heirs. Sir Richard was Alice's stepfather, having married her mother Joan de Bures after the death of her father Robert.]  
  Book of Aids [e] 1428 Dorset. Colyfordestre Hundred. From lady Joan Bryan for one knight's fee in Sutton with its members, that Roger Chaundos formerly held; 6s. 8d..  Should presumably have Alice Bryan for Joan.
  Book of Aids [e] 1431 Dorset. Colyfordestre Hundred. Lady Alice Bryan of Acton co. Suffolk, widow, holds the manor of Sutton Poyns in that Hundred, by service of one knight's fee. Pymperne Hundred. Alice, late wife of Guy Bryan, of Acton co. Suffolk, widow, holds the manor of Haselbere, in that Hundred, by service of a tenth part of a knight's fee. Rydehove [Hundred]. Elizabeth, late wife of Robert Lovell knight of Rammesham co. Dorset, widow, holds various lands and tenements in North Maperton in the this hundred, by service of one eighth part of a knight's fee. Tolreford [Hundred]. The foresaid Elizabeth, who was the wife of Robert Lovell, holds the manor of Childefrome in this hundred, by service of half a knight's fee. The foresaid Elizabeth, late wife of Robert Lovell, holds the manor of Rammesham in the same hundred, not held by military service and valued at £10 per annum. Ekerdon [Hundred]. The foresaid Elizabeth, late wife of Robert Lovell, holds the manor of Wroxale in this hundred, by service of half a knight's fee.  
  Close Rolls [f]
1429-35 page 211
13 May 1433 [A very long entry concerning the inheritance of John duke of Norfolk, whose heir is still a minor. A list of properties granted as dower to John’s widow, including two knight’s fees in Lexham and Aketon in Suffolk, formerly held by Robert de Reydon (presumably Alice’s grandfather) and now by Alice dame Bruan at £10]  
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
11-15 Hen VI page 170
1 Jul 1434 Entry for Joan, wife of William Cheyne, knight, and widow of William Filoll, including "Dorset. Winterborne Hudyngton, 3 messuages and 40a land, of Alice who was the wife of Guy de Briene knight junior, of her manor of Sutton Poyntz by service of a pair of gilt spurs or 6d at Easter, annual value 33s 4d. Winterborne Kingston, a messuage and 30a land of the same Alice, annual value 20s"  
[26] Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 16 page 216
21 Jan
1435
Writ of diem clausit extremum, after the death of the following persons, directed to the escheators in the counties named: Alice late the wife of Guy Brian; Dorset; Suffolk; London; Gloucester; Essex The death of Alice Bryan
[25] Inquisitions post mortem [i]
11-25 Hen VI page 248
11 Jan 1435 Alice, who was the wife of Guy Bryan, knight.
Died 11 January 1435. Elizabeth, lately wife of Robert Lovell esquire is her daughter and next heir, and aged 48 and more.
Gloucester. Oxenhall manor, held of Richard duke of York as 1/2 knight's fee. [Formerly held by Guy senior, Robert de Whitynton and Morgan Gogh, and granted by them to Guy junior and Alice and to their heirs together]
City of London. Messuage in the parish of Holy Trinity the Less in the ward of Vintry, value 5 marks. [Granted 1388 by Thomas Brentyngham late bishop of Exeter, Walter Wrote clerk and Richard Micheldener to Guy senior with remainder to Alice and the heirs of Alice by Guy and then the right heirs of Guy senior]
Essex. Brook Hall manor in Foxearth, with advowson of Foxearth church, held of Richard duke of York of honour of Clare. Weston manor, held of dean and college of Stoke by Clare. Bures St Mary, 1½ acres meadow and 39s 11½d assize rent. Balmer, 42s 1d assize rent. Pentlow, Liston and Foxearth, view of frankpledge, worth 18d yearly.
Suffolk. Acton manor, held of the king of honor of Hatfield Peverel as 2 parts of knight's fee. Great Waldingfield, manor. Netherhall manor in Bures St Mary, held of Richard duke of York. Layham manor, held of duke of Norfolk as 1/5 knight's fee. Reydon manor with advowson of church, held of John de Vaux.
Dorset. Hazelbury Bryan, manor and advowson of church, held of abbot of Glastonbury. Crockern Stoke and Turberville Stoke, 3 carucates held of abbot of Glastonbury, annual value 60s. [These were granted 1386 by Walter Trote chaplain to Guy and William Bryene with remainder to Alice, then Philippa and Elizabeth, then to William and any heirs of his body, then to Philip and any heirs of his body, then to the right heirs of Guy.]

Robert Dedewith, William Plusch and John More clerks were formerly seised of the following manor and hundred in their demesne as of fee. They granted them, by charter shown to the jurors, to Guy de Bryene knight junior and Alice then his wife, and to the heirs male together with successive remainders as follows: to Guy de Bryene, father of Guy, and to the heirs male of his body; and to the right heirs of Guy senior.
Guy and Alice were thus seised in their demesne as of fee tail, and Guy died seised of this estate without heir male of his body by Alice. Guy the father died without heir male of his body, and Alice afterwards died so seised. Right in the manor and hundred now belongs to Elizabeth as kin and heir of Guy the father, as the daughter of Guy son of Guy.
Sutton Poyntz: [The reference then follows with a detailed description of the manor of , which can be found elsewhere]
This entry gives details of how Sutton Poyntz came to Alice. It was granted to Guy the younger and Alice and their heirs male, with remainder to male heirs of Guy senior, or failing that to the heirs of Guy senior. As Guy senior had no male heirs, Elizabeth now inherits as his only granddughter.

Guy senior seems to have used three clerics to enact this transfer - I believe he used the same three for the manor of Puncknowle. I think the name Dedewith may perhaps be "de Dewlish"
  Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 16 page 235
14 Mar
1435
Order to the escheator in the county of Suffolk to take the fealty of Elizabeth late the wife of Robert Lovell esquire, daughter and heir of Guy Bryan knight and Alice late his wife, and cause her to have full seisin of all the lands in his bailiwick which the said Alice held of the king in chief or was seised of in her demesne as of fee and in fee tail, of the inheritance of the said Elizabeth, on the day of her death; as the king for 5 marks paid in the hanaper has respite the homage of Elizabeth until Michaelmas next.
Order in like terms to the escheator in the county of Essex, omitting the clause touching the taking of fealty.
The like to the following: The escheator in the county of Gloucester and the adjacent march of Wales; Robert Ottley, mayor and escheator of London
Grant of Alice's lands to her daughter Elizabeth.
[29] Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 16 page 236
14 Mar
1435
Order to the escheator in the county of Dorset; pursuant to an inquisition taken before him showing that Robert Dedewith, William Plusch and John Moure, clerks, being seised of the manor of Sutton Poyntz, with the hundred of Culifardestre, in their demesne as of fee, gave and granted the said manor and hundred to Guy de Bryene, knight, the younger, and to Alice then his wife, and the heirs male of their bodies, with remainder to Guy de Bryene, father of the said Guy, in tail male, and remainder over to the right heirs of the said Guy the elder, by virtue of which gift the said Guy the younger and Alice were siesed thereof in their demesne as of fee tail; and that the said Guy died so siesed jointly with the said Alice without heir male of his body by Alice; and that the said Guy the father died without heir male of his body; and that afterwards Alice died seised of the said manor and hundred in her demesne as of fee tail by virtue of the said gift, after whose death the said manor and hundred now of right pertain to Elizabeth late the wife of Robert Lovell esquire, (who is of full age), the daughter of Guy the son of the said Guy the father, as the kinswoman and heir of Guy the father, by virtue of the aforesaid remainder; and that the manor and hundred are not held of the king; to cause the said Elizabeth, whose fealty the king has ordered to be taken by the escheator in the county of Suffolk, to have full seisin of the said manor and hundred, as the king for a certain fine paid in the hanaper has respited until a certain day now past [sic] the homage due from her for certain lands in the county of Suffolk which the said Alice held of the king in chief on the day of her death. The grant of the manor of Sutton Poyntz to Elizabeth Lovell, after the death of her mother Alice.
  Close Rolls [f]
1429-35 page 333
14 Mar 1435 To the escheator in Dorset. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manor and advowson of Haselbere in Blakemore and three carucates of land in Crockernestoke and Turbervylestoke, delivering to Elizabeth who was wife of Robert Lovel esquire any issues thereof taken; as it is found by inquisition, taken before the escheator, that a fine thereof levied at Westminster on the morrow of the Ascension 9 Richard II between Walter Trote chaplain plaintiff and Guy de Bryene knight now deceased and William de Bryene knight deforciants, whereby the deforciants acknowledged the plaintiff's right, and the plaintiff granted the same to the said Guy for life with remainder to Alice (now deceased) who was wife of Guy Bryan knight for her life, by name of Alice de Bryene, remainder to the said Elizabeth yet living and to Philippa now deceased, daughters of the said Alice, for their lives, and that the same are held of others than the king.  
[31] Inquisitions post mortem [i]
16-20 Hen VI page 39
3 Jul 1437 Elizabeth, wife of the late Robert Lovell
Died 3 July 1437.
City of London. An inn in the parish of Holy Trinity the less in the ward of Vintry, annual value 5 marks, held of the king in free burgage.
Devon, Kent, Dorset, Somerset. No lands of the king.
Gloucestershire and march. No lands of the king. She had granted 12 June 1437 the manors of Oxenhall and Okle Grandison with other lands to Humphrey Stafford knight, Guy Whytyngton, John Fauntleroy, John Cheverell, William Combe and William Ketyll.
Hertfordshire and adjacent march of Wales. Laugharne manor, Syke manor (alias Walwyn's Castle)
Suffolk. Acton manor of the king in chief by knight service. 'Moreves' alias 'Marres' manor in Great Waldingfield. Overhall cum Silvesters manor in Bures St Mary. Layham, manor called Overbury Hall. Wherstead, manor called Wherstead Hall. Raydon, manor called Raydon Hall, with advowson of church.

[There follows a long account] She was seised [of the manors of Overhall, Great Waldingfield and Acton] in demesne as of fee tail by virtue of a fine levied at Westminster on the octave of Hilary 1383 [CP 25/1/289/53 no 78] between Guy de Bryene junior knight and Alice his wife, querents, and Guy de Bryene senior knight, William de Bryene knight and John de Rokwode, deforciants. Guy de Bryene senior, William and John granted them for them and the heirs of Guy that the manors of 'Moreves' and Overhall then held by Richard Waldegraue knight and Joan his wife for the life of Joan from the inheritance of Guy de Bryene senior, with reversion to Guy senior, William and John and the heirs of Guy and the manor of Acton then held by John de Sutton knight and Alice his wife for the life of Alice, also from the inheritance of Guy senior with the same reversion, should instead after the deaths of Joan and Alice wife of John, wholly remain to Guy junior and Alice his wife, and to the heirs of their bodies. By virtue of the fine, therefore, Richard Waldegraue and Joan, and John de Sutton and Alice his wife, attorned to Guy junior and Alice his wife.
 Guy junior, Alice his wife, Joan and Alice wife of John afterwards died, and the manors remained to Elizabeth as daughter and heir of Guy junior and Alice his wife, according to the form of the fine. Elizabeth entered the manors and was seised in demesne in fee tail. She died so seised.
Richard de Sutton knight, Roger de Wolferston, John parson of Tendring, Denis parson of Raydon, Ralph Chamberleyn and John de Reydon were seaised in demesne as of fee of the manor of Layham alias Overbury Hall, to which manor belongs the advowson of the free chapel of Loyham. By charter they demised the manor and advowson to Alice who was the wife of Guy son of Guy de Bryene knight, daughter and heir of Robert de Bures knight and to the heirs of her body. She was thus seised in demesne as of fee tail and died seised of this estate. The manor descended to Elizabeth as her daughter and heir, according to the form of the demise. Elizabeth entered the manor and was seised in demesne as of fee tail. She died so seised.

[a history for Wherstead Hall and Raydon Hall then follows].
Essex. Foxearth, the manor. Borley, the manor. [The description quotes the same fine in 1383 as for Overhall, Gt Waldingfield and Acton]
I do not understand why Elizabeth did not own Sutton Poyntz, given that it was granted to her on her mother's death in 1435.


A number of household account books kept for lady Alice de Bryan are preserved in the Public Record Office, as follows:

 


# Document Date Text Notes
  PRO SC6/833/12 1391-1400 Receiver's accounts for Sutton Poyntz, Hazelbury and Oxenhall (Gloucestershire)  
  PRO SC6/842/25 1408 Bailiff's account for Foxearth (Suffolk)  
  PRO SC6/858/16 to 20 1395-1413 Bailiff's accounts for Oxenhall (Gloucestershire)  
  PRO SC6/989/1 to 21 1356-1422 Bailiff's accounts for Acton (Suffolk)  
  PRO SC6/990/1 to 21   Bailiff's accounts, mainly undated, for assorted Suffolk properties  
  PRO SC6/991/1 to 6   Steward's and bailiff's accounts, mainly undated, for Acton and Bures (Suffolk)  
  PRO SC6/1002/10 to 13 1387-1399 Bailiff's accounts for Layham (Suffolk)  
  PRO SC6/1003/6 to 9 1401-1419 Bailiff's accounts for Oxenhall (Gloucestershire)  
  PRO SC6/1003/21 1391 Bailiff's account for Raydon (Suffolk)  
  PRO SC6/1007/3 1406 Bailiff's account for Waldingfield (Suffolk)  
  PRO SC6/1245/9 to 15 1373-1428 Assorted bailiff's accounts for Bulmer, Bures and Foxearth (Suffolk)  
  PRO/SC6/1245/16 and 17 1428-1431 Receiver's accounts for Acton (Suffolk)  
  PRO SC6/1247/3 to 5 1410-1417 Bailiff's accounts for Oxenhall (Gloucestershire)  
  PRO SC6/1249/1 to 10 1398-1424 Bailiff's and steward's accounts for Acton and Bures (Suffolk)  
  PRO SC6/1297/22   Steward's account (undated) for Acton (Suffolk)  
  PRO DL29/430/6904 1393 Bailiff's account for Acton (Suffolk)