Here is a list of medieval references to Elizabeth Lovell, younger daughter of Sir Guy Bryan and his wife Alice. From evidence here, Elizabeth was born about 1382, and was still a minor when her father died in 1386 and her grandfather, Lord Bryan, died in 1390. She and her older sister Philippa were the sole heirs to Lord BryanPhilippa married twice, but died in 1406 without children, leaving Elizabeth as the sole heir. However, much of the Bryan estate, and all of Alice's personal estate in Suffolk and Essex, was held by Elizabeth's mother Alice until her death in 1435.

Elizabeth was married to Sir Robert Lovell MP of Rampisham (second son of John, 5th Lord Lovell of Titchmarsh, who died 1408), at the age of 9 or under. They had a long marriage lasting over 40 years; he died in 1434 and she in 1437. They had just one child, a daughter Maud.

The entries listed here are in date order. Actual quotes are in italics.

 

# Document Date Text Notes
  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.
 
[22] Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 10 page 186
18 Jan
1387
The like orders [i.e. to take into the king’s hand the lands of the named person, and to make inquisition touching the lands and heir] touching the lands of the following persons, directed to the escheators in the counties named: Philip Brien ‘chivaler’; Somerset and Dorset The death of Philip Bryan, third son of Guy Bryan the older
  Patent Rolls [g]
1385-89 page 276
6 Feb 1387 Grant, by mainprise of Stephen Derby, knight, of Dorset, Hildebrand Barre of Wilts, John Testewode of Dorset and William Hankeford of Devon, to John Lovel of the marriages of Phillipa and Elizabeth, daughters of Guy Bryan ' le Fitz,' knight, cousins and heirs of Philip le Bryen, knight, tenant in chief, and minors in the king's custody, for which marriages he is to pay 500 marks at the Exchequer, viz. 200 on the morrow of Ash Wednesday, viz. 21 February next, and 300 in the month in which Easter falls in 1388.  
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 16 page 128 & Vol 18 page 71
14 Feb 1387 Philip Brien ‘chivaler’.
Somerset. Inq taken at Frome Branche, 14 Feb, 10 Rc II.
He held the undermentioned manor of Faleys etc. in his demesne as of fee. He held the undermentioned manors of Schokerwike and Batheneston in fee tail by gift and feoffment of Guy de Briene, his father, to him and the heirs male of his body, with remainder in default to William de Briene, knight, who is still living, and the heirs male of his body.
Faleys. The manor, with Frome Branche and Wodelond, members thereof, and also the hundred of Frome aforesaid, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Schokerwike. The manor, held of the bishop of Bath by knight’s service and payment of 20s yearly.
Batheneston. The manor, held of the same bishop by the services aforesaid.
He died without issue on 16 January last. Philippa, one of the daughters of Guy de Briene the younger, his elder brother, aged 9 years and more, and another daughter of the said Guy, name at present unknown, aged 5 years and more, are his heirs.
Dorset. Inq taken at Shirborn, 10 Feb 10 RicII. He held no lands in the county. Date of death as above. Heirs not known.
Writ to the escheator in co Somerset to make further enquiry touching the above-mentioned gift of the manors of Schokterwyke and Batheneston by Guy de Briene (Somerset inquisition); as the charter of the said gift exhibited in Chancery on behalf of William de Briene for the purposes of suing the said manors out of the king’s hands states that the said Guy gave Philip the manor of Schokerwyke and £12 rent in Watheneston
[sic], and the king wishes to be certified whether the said rent in Watheneston [sic] is the same thing as the entire manor of Batheneston, as is confidently testifies on behalf of the said William, or not. 22 Mar 10 Ric II.
Somerset. Inq taken at Bath, Wed in Easter week, 10 Ric II. Guy de Bryene, knight, Philip’s father, gave and by his charter confirmed to the said Philip the manor of Schokerwyk and £12 rent in Batheneston, to hold to him and the heirs of his body, with remainder iin default to William de Bryene and the heirs male of his body, and with remainder over to the right heirs of the said Guy. There is no rent of £12 in Watheneston, as the writ suggested, but there is such a rent in Batheneston. It is not the manor of Batheneston, but a rent in the town of Batheneston.
Writ to the escheator to make enquiry concerning the truth of a petition from John Braunche alleging that the aforesaid Philip granted to him for life a yearly rent of 10 marks, with 2 tunics and hoods of the same suit and suitable furs of the suit of a yeoman, to be received out of the aforesaid manor of Faleys with Frome Braunche, and that he was in full and peaceful possession thereof from long before Philip’s death until he was unjustly removed therefrom by colour of the above inquisition. 15 Oct 11 Ric II.
Somerset. Inq taken at Crukerne, Thu before St Clement the Pope, 11 Ric II. The statements in the said petition are true.


[Also a later Inquisition, taken 17 Jan 1400:]

Writ, melius sciri, enquiring who are the other heirs, as it was stated in the inquisitions taken on 14 Feb 1388 that Philippa, one of the daughters and heirs of Guy Bryen junior, brother of Philip, was one heir of Philip, aged 9 year and more, but who were the other heirs was not known.
Somerset. Inq Queen Camel 17 Jan 1400. Elizabeth, wife of Robert son of John Lovell, and Philippa, wife of Henry Skrop, knight, daughters of Guy de Bryen, junior, brother of Philip, are his nieces and heirs. Elizabeth is aged 16 years and more. There are no other heirs.
It is not clear why Philippa and Elizabeth, daughters of Guy the younger, are the heirs when William is still alive.
  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 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.
  Patent Rolls [g]
1385-89 page 500
19 Aug 1388 Whereas Guy de Briene, the elder, enfeoffed John de Lovel, knight, John Devereux, knight, steward of the household, John Erle and Morgan Gowe of the castle and lordship of Tallaughan in South Wales, held in chief, and the feoffees, after seisin had, granted the premises to the said Guy, for life, with remainder in fee tail, to Philippa and Elizabeth, daughters of Guy de Briene the younger, with remainder to the right heirs of Guy de Briene the elder, without licence had, the king hereby pardons the trespasses so committed and grants the premises as aforesaid. John Lovel and John Devereux were later to be fathers-in-law of Elizabeth and Philippa respectively.
  Charter Rolls [l]
Vol 5 page 315
15 Dec 1389 [Further entry granting relief of Guy de Briene from legal process in connection with the manor and castle of Tallaghan, Wales. Guy still holds for life, but now with remainder to his granddaughters Philippa and Elizabeth]  
[20] Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 16 page 380
23 Aug 1390 Guy de Brienne 'chivaler'.
Devon. Inq take and Honyton, Fri after the Nativity of the V. Mary, 14 Ric II. He held on the day of his death the undermentioned manor of Northam, island of Londay, and toft etc. in Dertemuth etc. Long before his death he enfeoffed by charter Martin de Ferers, John Ferers of Churcheon, William Tray rector of the chantry of Slapton, and John Prestecote of the undermentioned manor of Slaptone and reversion of the manor of Torrebrian, to hold to them, their heirs and assigns. The said feoffees ere seised of the said manor and reversion accordingly for three years and more, and afterwards enfeoffed thereof Sir John Deveros of Maoun, knight, Peter de Courtenay and John Lovell, knights, Richard Mucheldevere, Walter Trote, clerk, Morgan Gough, Nicholas Wake and John Combe, clerks, to hold for the life of the said Guy, with successive remainders to Philippa and Elizabeth, daughters of Guy de Briene his son, and the heirs of their bodies, and to his own right heirs.
Northam. The manor,held of the king in chief as the king’s ancient demesne. Londay. The island so called, held of the king in chief by knight’s service. Dertemuth. A toft, and a rent from divers tenements in Dertemuth, Clyfton and Hardenesse, held of the king in chief as the king’s ancient demesne.
Slaptone. The manor, held of the earl of Devon by knight’s service, as of his castle of Plympton.
Torrebrian. The manor, held of the same earl by knight’s service, as of his castle of Okhampton.
He died on Wednesday after the Assumption 14 Ric II. Philippa wife of John Deveros, son of John Deveros, knight, aged 12 years and more, and Elizabeth wife of Robert son of John Lovell, knight, aged 9 years, are his next heirs, to wit, daughter of Guy his son.

Commission to Edward earl of Devon, William Rikhill, John Wadham and William Brenchesle, and to William Dounebrigg and Willaim Horbury, king’s clerks, with reference to the above inquisition, to enqure (1) what estate the said Guy had in the manor of Northam, island called Londay and toft etc. in Dertemuth etc. And (2) what other lands etc. the said Guy held  in the county beyond those mentioned in the said inquisition. 7 Jun 14 Ric II.

Writ to the sheriff of Devon to cause a jury to appear before the said commission at such places and times as they shall appoint. 12 Jul 15 Ric II.

Precept to the sheriff by the said commissioners to cause the jury to appear at Exeter on Thu after St James. Wed before St Margaret 15 Ric II.
Panel of persons summoned by the sheriff, of whom twelve are marked for service as jurors.

Devon. Inq taken at Exeter Thu after St James 15 Ric II, in the presence of William Hankeford, serjeant-at-law, acting for the king. The jurors say they have no knowledge concerning the two points mentioned in the above commission.
Writ to enquire what estate the said Guy had in the undermentioned manor, island, toft and rent. 18 May 19 Ric II.

Devon. Inq taken at Exeter, 16 Jun 19 Ric II. He held the undermentioned manor and island for life, the reversion belonging to Philippa wife of John Deveros, kight, and Elizabeth wife of Robert son of John Lovell, knight. He was seised of the undermentioned toft and rent in his demesne as of fee.
Northam. The manor, held of the king in socage. Londey. The island, held of the king in chief by knight’s service. Dertemouth, Clifton and Hardynys. A toft and a rent from divers tenements, held of the king as ancient demesne.

Writ to enquire how the above reversion belongs to Philippa and Elizabeth and how much the rent in Dertemouth, Clyfton and Hardynys is. 19 Nov 22 Ric II.

Devon. Inq take at Exeter ?? Jan 22 Ric II. He was seised in his demesne as of fee of the undermentioned toft and rent. He held the undermentioned manor and island for life by the grant of John Passeware and John ?? with successive remainders to William de Briene, knight, son of the said Guy, and the heirs male of his body, to Philip Briene, knight, and the heirs male of his body, and to the right heirs of the said William. The said William and Philip are dead witout heirs male of their bodies.
Dertemouth. A toft. Dertemouth, Clifton and Hardene. A yearly rent of 100s 1 1/2d from divers tenements. Northam. The manor, and the island called Londey.
The premises ought to descend to Philippa, wife of Henry Lescrop, knight, aged 19 years and more, and Elizabeth wife of Robert son of John Lovell, knight, aged 16 years and more, daughters of Guy de Briene, knight, the younger, brother of the said William. The premises were seized into the king’s hands after the said Guy’s death.

Writ 23 Aug 14 Ric II. Somerset. Inq taken at Ivelcestre 13 Sept 14 Ric II. He held no lands etc. in the county. Date of death and heirs as above.
Dorset. Inq taken at Dorcestre Sat after the Nativity of the V Mary 14 Ric II. He held the undermentioned manor in his demesne as of fee. Pomeknoll. The manor, held of the earl of Salisbury by knight’s service. Date of death and heirs as above.

Writ de feodis etc. 23 Nov 22 Ric II. Devon. Inq taken at Exeter 8 Jan 22 Ric II. He was not seised of any knight’s fees or advowsons in the county.
The death of Guy Bryan the older. His death led to a series of Inquisitions to sort out what property he held at his death, and who his heirs were. In the case of Devon, these inquiries went on until 1399, more than 8 years after his death. By this time, William Bryan was dead, without children, so the later entries here are correct in naming Philippa and Elizabeth as Guy's heirs. It is not clear, however, why the earlier entries ignore William's legitimate claim.
  Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 10 page 356
19 Apr
1391
Commitment in like terms to John Devereux ‘chivaler’, steward of the king’s household – by mainprise of John Lanton of the county of Hereford and John Passour, clerk, rector of the church of Wroxale in the diocese of Salisbury – of the keeping of the manor of Pompknolle, co. Dorset, the manor of Northam, co. Devon, the island called Londay, co. Devon, a toft in Dertemouth, and a certain rent issuing from divers tenements in Dertemouth, Clifton and Hardnesse, co. Devon, late of Guy Briene ‘chivaler’, deceased, tenant of the king in chief, to hold the same from Easter last until the lawful age of Philippa and Elizabeth, daughters of Guy Briene the son of the aforesaid Guy, and kinswomen and heirs of Guy the father, rendering at the Exchequer by equal portions at Michaelmas and Easter 70 marks yearly, at which sum the premises are extended, to wit the manor of Pompknolle at 10 marks, the manor of Northam at £20, the island of Londay at £10, and the said toft and rent at £10. John Devereux, steward of the king's household, is given the wardship of Guy's properties in Devon until Guy's granddaughters, Philippa and Elizabeth, reach majority.
John Devereux's son, also called John, subsequently married Philippa, but did not live long after.
  Patent Rolls [g]
1392-96 page 218
24 Feb 1393 [Grant of the custody of the manor of Northam, the isle of Lundy, and the town of Dartmouth Clifden Hardness to John de Holand, earl of Huntingdon, during the minority of Philippa and Elizabeth, heirs of Guy de Briene, following the death of John Devereux. The full entry is listed elsewhere]  
  Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 11 page 69
28 Feb
1393
Commitment to Robert Cary, by mainprise of Warin Waldegrave of the county of Warwick and John Hille of the county of Cornwall, of the keeping of the manor of Pompknoll, co. Dorset, late of Guy Briene ‘chivaler’, tenant of the king in chief, which is in the king's hand on account of the death of Guy and by reason of the minority of Philippa and Elizabeth, daughters of Guy Briene the son of the aforesaid Guy, and kinswomen and heirs of the said Guy the father, to hold the same from the time of the death of John Devereux, knight, late farmer of the manor, for as long as the manor shall remain in the king's hand on the above account, rendering 10 marks yearly at the Exchequer by equal portions at Easter and Michaelmas; with clause touching maintenance of buildings and support of charges Appointment of a new ward for Philippa and Elizabeth Bryan, after the death of John Devereux.
  Patent Rolls [g]
1392-96 page 447
11 Jul 1394 Protection with clause volumus for one year for Robert, son of John Lovell, knight, going on the king's service to Ireland then to stay in the company of Alexander, bishop of Meath, upon its safe custody.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1392-96 page 482 
24 Sep 1394 The like [protection with clause volumus for half a year while going to Ireland in the king’s company on his service there] for the following: Robert Lovel, son of John Lovel, knight.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1392-96 page 595
30 Jun 1395 Protection with clause volumus for one year for Robert Lovel, going to Ireland on the king's service in the company of Alexander, bishop of Meath, chancellor of Ireland.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1392-96 page 712
16 May 1396 Protection with clause volumus for one year for Robert Lovel, going on the king's service to Ireland in the company of Alexander, bishop of Meath.  
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 17 page 295,
Vol 18 pages 114 & 307
19 Aug 1396 Entry for Bartholomew Gorges, including a portion of land at Kentecombe held of the heirs of Guy Bryen, knight

Another entry, dated 17 Nov 1400, for another portion of the same land held (probably as dower) by Agnes Gorges, widow of Theobald (presumably Bartholomew's parents), with the land now held of Robert and Elizabeth Lovell as of their manor of Rampisham

A third entry, dated 20 April 1404, for Thomas Gorges (perhaps another son) for the combined land at Upper Kincombe held of the heirs of Guy de Briene, knight, as of his manor of ‘Ray...’
 
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 17 page 363
1396 William Brien 'chivaler'.
Somerset. Inq taken virtute officii at Welles, Thu before St Callixtus, 20 Ric II. He held the u/m manors in his demesne as of fee.
Donhead. The manor, held of the abbot of Glastonbury by knight’s service and a yearly rent of 52 bars of iron, 4 lb wax and 12d.
Batheneston and Shokerwyk. The manors, held of the bishop of Bath by knight’s service.
He died on 22 Sept, 19 Ric II. Philippa wife of John Deveros and Elizabeth wife of Robert Lovell, daughters of Guy Bryen the younger, knight, are his heirs. They are minors and in the king’s wardship because of other lands in the county held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Writ of mandamus 20 Nov 22 Ric II. Inq taken at Bruton 10 Jan 22 Ric II. He held the manors of Donhed, Batheneston and Shokerwyk as above. Date of death as above. Philippa, aged 19 years and more, wife of Henry Lescrop, knight, and Elizabeth, aged 16 years and more, wife of Robert Lovell, are his heirs, to wit daughters of Guy de Bryen, knight, the younger, brother of the said William. The said manors have been in the king;s hands since the said William’s death by reason of an inquisition taken by Thomas Cammell, late escheator, virtute officii and returned into the Exchequer.
Writ to assign dower to Joan, wife of the said William, 1 Dec 21 Ric II. Assignment of dower made 12 Dec 21 Ric II in the presence of John Adymet and John Wade, guardians and friends of Philippa late wife of John Deveros and Elizabeth wife of John Lovell, heirs of the said William.
[There then follows a list of portions of the manors of Donhed, Batheneston and Shokerwyk given to Joan as dower]
 
  Patent Rolls [g]
1396-99 page 145
23 May 1397 Protection with clause volumus for one year for Robert Lovell, esquire, going to stay in Ireland on the king's service in the company of Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, the king's lieutenant there.  
  Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 11 page 214
14 Jun
1397
Order to John Copleston, escheator in the county of Devon, to make a partition into two equal parts of all the lands which Guy de Briene, knight, held of the king in chief and was seised of in demesne as of fee on the day of his death, which were taken into the king’s hand by the death of Guy and by reason of the minority of Philippa late the wife of John Devereux ‘chivaler’, one of the daughters of Guy his son, who has now sufficiently proved her age before the escheator, and Elizabeth the other daughter of the said Guy son of Guy, a minor in the king’s ward, whom Robert, son of John Lovell knight, has taken to wife, and to cause Philippa to have full seisin of her pourparty thereof, retaining the other pourparty in the king’s hand until further order; as the king, for 6s 8d paid in the hanaper, has respited the homage of Philippa until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next: provided always that each of the said parceners have in their pourparty a share of the lands which are held of the king in chief, and so be the king’s tenant. Division of the lands formerly belonging to Guy Bryan the older, now that Philippa has reached majority.
  Close Rolls [f]
1396-99 page 185
1 Dec
1397
To the escheator in Somerset. Order, at suit of Joan who was wife of William Bryen, knight, in presence of the guardians and next friends of the heirs and parceners to assign her dower of the manors of Donhefde, Batheneston and Shokerwyke; as by virtue of an inquisition, of his office taken before Thomas Cammell late escheator, the tenor whereof the king has caused to come into chancery, whereby it is found that at his death the said William held those manors of others than the king, and that Philippa who was wife of John Deveros and Elizabeth wife of Robert Lovell, who are within age and in ward of the king by reason of other lands in Somerset held of the king in chief by knight service, are his cousins and next heirs, those manors were taken into the king's hand.  
  Close Rolls [f]
1396-99 page 376
13 Feb
1399
To the escheator in Somerset and Dorset. Order to give Henry Lescrope knight and Philippa his wife livery of the manors of Batheneston and Shokerwyke co. Somerset aud Pompknolle co. Dorset, and the advowson of Pompknolle church to present every other turn; as the said Philippa, being daughter of Guy son of Guy de Briene knight and one of the cousins and heirs of Guy the father and of William de Briene knight his son, proved her age before John Copleston late escheator in Devon, and of the lands etc. of the said Guy the father and William, taken into the king's hand by their death and by reason of the nonage of the said Philippa and of Elizabeth daughter of Guy the son, their other cousin and heir, a minor in ward of the king, whom Robert son of John Lovell has taken to wife, the king has assigned to the said Henry and Philippa the manors and advowson aforesaid, the manor of Batheneston and Shokerwyke being extended at £6 13s. 4d., and the manor of Pompknolle at £6 13s. 4d. a year, and also the manor of Northam co. Devon extended at £20 a year; and the king has taken the fealty of the said Henry.
To the escheator in Devon. Like order concerning the manor of Northam, extended (as above), which among other lands of the said  Guy the father and William the king has assigned to the said Henry and Philippa.
 
  Close Rolls [f]
1399-1402 page 155
15 Jun
1399
To the escheator in Dorset. Order to give Robert son of John Lovell knight [militis] and to Elizabeth his wife livery of her purparty of the lands hereinafter mentioned; as upon the finding of an inquisition, taken before the escheator, that Christiana Kentcombe at her death held for life a messuage. 31 acres of land and 4 acres of meadow in ' Netherkentcombe,' and a messuage, a water mill, one carucate of land and 40s. of rent in Toler Porcorum of others than the king as jointly enfeoffed with John Kentcombe her husband, likewise deceased, by gift of Guy de Bryene knight the elder deceased, with reversion to the grantor and his heirs, and that Philippa whom Henry Lescrope knight has taken to wife, then of full age, and the said Elizabeth then a minor in ward of the king, being daughters of Guy de Bryene son of Guy the elder, are cousins and next heirs of Guy the elder, the king lately ordered the escheator in presence of the said Robert and Elizabeth or of their attorney's to make a partition of the premises into two equal parts, and to give the said Henry and Philippa livery of her purparty, keeping the said Elizabeth's purparty in the king's hand until further order; and the said Elizabeth has proved her age before Thomas Knolles mayor of the city of London and escheator therein.  
  Close Rolls [f]
1396-99 page 524
18 Sep
1399
To the Sheriff of Dorset. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of their demand upon Henry Lescrope knight and Philippa his wife, or upon Robert Gary late farmer of the manor of Pompknolle, to answer for the issues or farm of the said manor from 13 February last, and order to release any distress upon them made; as upon proof of the age of the said Philippa daughter of Guy son of Guy de Briene knight, and one of the cousins and heirs of Guy the father and of William de Briene knight his son, on the said day the king assigned that manor (among other things) to the said Henry and Philippa to her purparty of the lands of Guy the father and William, taken into the king's hand by their death and by reason of the nonage of the said Philippa and of Elizabeth daughter of Guy the son, their other cousin and heir, whom Robert son of John Lovell has taken to wife, commanding livery thereof to be given them.  
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 18 page 65
30 Oct 1399 [Entry for Christina Kentcombe, including property at Lower Kingcombe and Toller Porcorum which had been granted for life by Guy de Briane the elder, and now comes back to be divided between Philippa wife of Henry Lescrop and Elizabeth wife of Robert son of John Lovell]  
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 18 page 101
13 Mar
1400
Elizabeth, Briene.
Writ for proof of age. London. Proof of age of Elizabeth Briene, one of the daughters and heirs of Guy de Briene, knight, junior, kinsman and heir of William, tenant in chief of Richard II. Guildhall, 13 March 1400.

[The entry give a list of 12 jurors, who state that Elizabeth was born in the parish of St Peter Paul’s Wharf in Queenhithe ward on 13 March 1381 and baptised in the church there two days later. 5 of the jurors] remember because Guy de Briene dined with them in a house close to that in which Elizabeth was born, and at the dinner they were well and truly informed. As to the baptism [3 of the jurors] say that at the request of the father they held wax torches beside the font during all the time of the baptism, and so remembered it. [4 other jurors] saw a servant of the father carrying some pots full of wine called ‘bastard’ to the church and drank of it there. Therefore they all say that she was 18 on 13 March.
Elizabeth reaching majority.
  Close Rolls [f]
1399-1402 page 77
17 Mar
1400
To the escheator in Somerset and Dorset. Order to take the fealty of Robert son of John Lovell, and to give him and Elizabeth his wife seisin of the manor of Donhede co. Somerset and the advowson of Pompknolle church co. Dorset, namely to present every other turn; as the said Elizabeth, being daughter of Guy de Briene knight deceased and one of the cousins and heirs of Guy his father and of William de Briene knight son of Guy the father, has proved her age before Thomas Knolles mayor of the city of London and escheator therein, and of the lands and advowsons of the said Guy the father and William taken into the king's hand by their death and by reason of her nonage and the nonage of Philippa daughter of the said Guy the son, the other cousin and heir whom Henry Lescrope knight has taken to wife, now of full age, the king has assigned to Robert and Elizabeth to her purparty the said manor, extended at £13 6s. 8d a year, the said advowson at £10, the isle of Londay at £10, and the lordship of Dertemouth, Clifton and Hardenesse co. Devon at £10 a year.
To the escheator in Devon. Order to give the said Robert and Elizabeth livery of the isle of Londay and the lordship of Dertemouth, Clifton and Hardenesse, extended (as above); as the king has commanded the escheator in Somerset and Dorset to take the fealty of the said Robert.
[An almost identical entry on page 86, dated 15 June 1400]
  Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 12 page 60
28 May
1400
Order to the escheator in the county of Dorset – pursuant to an inquisition made by him showing that Christian Kentcombe held for life in joint feoffment with John Kentcombe her late husband, likewise deceased, a messuage, 31 acres of land and 4 acres of meadow in Netherkentcombe, and a messuage, a water-mill, a carucate of land and 40s of rent in Toler Porcorum, co. Dorset, of others than the king, of the gift and grant of Guy de Bryene knight, the elder, likewise deceased, with reversion after the deaths of John and Christian to the said Guy and his heirs, and that Philippa, whom Henry Lescrop ‘chivaler’ has married, and Elizabeth, whom Robert Lovell knight has married, are the daughters of Guy de Bryene the son of the said Guy de Bryene the elder, and the kinswomen and next heirs of Guy the elderPhilippa being of full age and Elizabeth within age and in the king’s ward – to make a partition of the premises into two equal parts and deliver Philippa’s pourparty thereof to Henry and Philippa, retaining Elizabeth’s pourparty in the king’s hand until further notice. Division of other lands formerly belonging to Guy Bryan the older. This entry shows that Philippa has now remarried, to Henry le Scrope of Masham.
  Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 12 page 60
28 May
1400
Order to the escheator in the counties of Somerset and Dorset for certain causes to resume into the king’s hand the manor of Donhead, co. Somerset, and the advowson of the church of Pompknoll, co. Dorset (to wit alternate presentation thereto) which by virtue of a write directed to him (as appears by inspection of the rolls of Chancery) were delivered by him to Robert son of John Lovell and Elizabeth his wife, being a daughter of Guy de Briene knight, deceased, and one of the kinswomen and heirs of Guy his father and of William de Brien knight, son of Guy the father, and to cause answer to be made at the Exchequer for the mesne issues thereof; notwithstanding the fact that when Elizabeth had proved her age before Thomas Knolles, mayor of the city of London and escheator therein, of the lands and advowsons late of the said Guy the father and William (taken into the king’s hand by their deaths and by reason of the minority of the said Elizabeth and of Philippa, also a daughter of the said Guy the son and the other kinswoman and heir of Guy the father and William, the wife of Henry Lescrop ‘chivaler’ and now of full age) the king assigned to the said Robert and Elizabeth, as her pourparty thereof, the said manor, extended at £13 6s 8d a year, the said advowson at £10, the island of Londay, co. Devon, at £10, and the lordship of Dertemouth, Clifton and Hardenesse, co. Devon at £10 a year.
Order in like terms to the escheator in the county of Devon touching the island of Londay and the lordship of Dertemouth, Clifton and Hardenesse.
An order to take back into the king's hands certain lands held by Robert and Elizabeth Lovell. The reason is not stated, but possibly Elizabeth's age had been disputed.
  Close Rolls [f]
1399-1402 page 302
1400 Partition of the heritage of Philippa wife of Henry Lescrope knight and Elizabeth wife of Robert Lovell, cousins and heirs of Guy de Bryene knight the elder, namely daughters of Guy son of Guy the elder, to them descending by death of Christiana Kentecombe in 'Nytherkentecombe' and Toller Porcorum co. Dorset, made 18 June 1 Henry IV by William Lenthorp the escheator, in presence of John Pokeswelle and John Godde attorneys of the said Robert and Elizabeth. To Henry and Philippa [there follow details of the plots of land allocated to Henry and Philippa, with plot names, sizes, rents and tenants]. Portion of the manor there kept in the king's hand for Robert Louell and Elizabeth his wife, by writ of 28 May 1 Henry [IV] to the said escheator addressed; [a similar list of plots, by name, size, rent and tenant]  
  Close Rolls [f]
1402-1405 page 412
16 Feb 1405 [Order to a number of justices not to hear a case brought against various members of the Lovell family, including Robert, concerning lands at Knyghton and at Ubeton; the plaintiffs are told to sue a writ in common form if they wish to proceed with the case]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1405-08 page 159 & 260
18 Mar 1406 [Two entries, dated 18 March and 20 October, granting protection with clause volumus, for a quarter of a year, to Robert Lovell, esquire, of Wiltshire, son of John Lovell, knight, on military service in Wales]  
  Close Rolls [f]
1405-09 page 160
18 Nov
1406
To the escheator in Somerset. Order to take the fealty of Robert Louell, in his presence and the presence of Elizabeth his wife and of Henry Lescrope knight, who has taken to wife Philippa one of the daughters of Guy de Briene the younger, or of their attorneys, to make a partition of the lands hereinafter mentioned into two equal parts, and to give the said Robert and Elizabeth seisin of her purparty, keeping the purparty of the said Philippa in the king's hand until further order; as it is found by inquisition,taken before Richard Virgo the late king's escheator, that Philip Briene knight at his death held in chief by knight service the manor of Faleys, Frome Branche and Wodelond members thereof, and the hundred of Frome, and that the said Philippa and another daughter of the said Guy his elder brother were his next heirs, and then within age; and by another inquisition, taken before Robert Grey late escheator, that the said other daughter is called and known by the baptismal name Elizabeth; and Robert Louell, who has taken the said Elizabeth to wife, has proved her age, and for 2 marks paid in the hanaper the king has respited until the feast of the Purification next his homage due by reason of issue between him and Elizabeth begotten. Elizabeth receiving her inheritance.

This entry may give the date of birth of Maud Lovell, Elizabeth's daughter.
  Patent Rolls [g]
1408-13 page 176
30 Nov 1409 Commission to Humphrey Stafford the elder and William Cheyne to keep the lordship, hundred or manor of Frome and receive the issues thereof, until it be settled whether the same should pertain to Robert Lovell, esquire, and Elizabeth his wife or to Edmund Lyversegge and Elizabeth his wife.  
  Close Rolls [f]
1409-13 page 74
28 Jan
1410
[Transfer by Henry Popham of lands in Wiltshire and Dorset to Maud, the wife of John Lovell, and their sons John, Robert, Ralph and Thomas]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1408-13 page 204
24 May 1410 Appointment, during pleasure, of Robert Lovell, esquire, as deputy of the king's clerk Robert Rolleston, clerk of the works, at the manor of Claryngdon and its park and members.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1408-13 page 214
17 Jul 1410 Ordinance by advice of the council in a strife between Robert Lovell, esquire, and Elizabeth his wife on one part and Edmund Leversegge and Elizabeth his wife on the other part for the manor of Frome Braunche alias Frome Valeys, co. Somerset, with the hundred of Frome, in which the parties have submitted to the king’s ordinance and decree, that neither of the parties shall take possession of the premises or meddle with any of the issues thereof but that the keeping shall be with Humphrey Stafford, ' chivaler, nominated by Robert, and William Cheyne, ' chivaler,' nominated by Edmund, and their deputies according to the king's commission until Easter, 1411. Either party in the mean time may sue an assize of novel disseisin or other action against the other concerning the premises, but the defending party may not plead or allege joint tenure or non-tenure. If there be no assize or action then after security to the peace is found on both sides the king's hands shall be removed; but in case of assize or action the keeping shall be with the said Humphrey and William until judgement be given and they shall then deliver the issues to the party whose title is found.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1408-13 page 273
14 Nov 1410 [Licence for William Ekerdon, clerk, and others to enfeoff the manor of Brauneston, co. Dorset, with the advowson of the church, to a number of people including Thomas Lovell, John Lovell, and Robert Lovell, with remainder to the heirs of Thomas]  
  Close Rolls [f]
1409-13 page 149
20 Nov
1410
[Entry concerning a dispute over the manor of Frome Branche (also known as Frome Valeys), between Robert and Elizabeth Lovell and Edmund and Elizabeth Leversegge. Robert has nominated Humphrey Stafford as his arbitrator] This Humphrey Stafford is probably the father of Richard, who later married Robert and Elizabeth's daughter Maud.
  Close Rolls [f]
1409-13 page 213
13 May
1411
Robert Louell esquire to Simon Gaunstede clerk. Recognisance for £100, to be levied etc. in Dorset.
Cancelled on payment.
 
  Patent Rolls [g]
1408-13 page 303
15 Jul 1411 Mandate to John Tiptot, ' chivaler,' Humphrey Stafford, ' chivaler,' the elder, and Hugh Loterell, ' chivaler,' to take the lordship or manor of Frome Branche alias Frome Valeys with the hundred of Frome into the king's hand and keep the same until further orders with all profits and revenues, and not to allow Robert Lovell, esquire, and Elizabeth his wife or Edmund Leversegge and Elizabeth his wife, Walter Silvayn, John Merlond and John Peterdon to enter into or meddle with the same. Lately, when strife and discords had arisen concerning the same, and the parties submitted to the king's ordinance, the king by the advice of the council decreed [see p. 214] that neither of the parties should meddle with the premises but that the keeping should be committed to the said Humphrey and William Cheyne, ' chivaler,' until Easter last; and now the king is informed that although on 15 November last judgement was given by the council by advice of the justices then in the council that Edmund should remove his wife and children and household from the premises within one month and they should not return before Easter and he himself should appear from day to day in person in Chancery until he had licence from the chancellor, and he was bound to this under penalty of 1000 marks before the council, nevertheless he went in person to the premises long before Easter and procured the said Walter, John and John to enter therein and collect the issues and profits, and so divers riots, homicides and maimings have occurred, and more are feared.  
  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]
 
  Patent Rolls [g]
1408-13 page 404
10 Jun 1412 Licence, for £10 paid in the hanaper, for Robert Lovell, esquire, and Elizabeth his wife to grant in mortmain the advowson of the parish church of Lodeswill, held of the king in chief, by a fine to be levied in the king's court to the rector, chaplains and clerks of the college or chantry of St. Mary, Slapton, called the chantry of Guy de Bryene the elder, and for these to appropriate the church in mortmain for the celebration of divine service for the good estate of the said Robert and Elizabeth and for their souls after death and the aouls of the progenitors of the said Elizabeth, provided that a vicarage he sufficiently endowed and a competent sum of money distributed yearly among the poor parishioners from the fruits of the church by the ordinance of the diocesan.  
  Close Rolls [f]
1413-19 pages 58 & 62
22 Mar 1413 [Two entries, dated 13 March and 1 October 1413, concerning grants of lands in Dorset and Wiltshire, formerly the property of Lawrence de Sancto Martino, knight, now granted by Robert Lovell to his mother Maud, and to Maud's son John lord Lovell and his heirs]  
  Close Rolls [f]
1413-19 page 453
28 Jan 1418 John White clerk to Richard Whityngton, Robert Chichele citizens and aldermen of London, John Covynton clerk and William Grove citizen and ‘scriveyn’ of London and to their assigns. Grant of his estate in the manors of Ramesham and Chyldefrome co. Dorset, extended at £25 a year, Kyngesdoun and Somerton Erlee co. Somerset at £46 13s 3d, Slapton and Turbryan and the borough of Clifton Dertemuth Hardenesse co. Devon at £80 a year until the sum of £800 be thereof levied and paid them; as on 31 December 3 Hen IV, before Richard Whityngton then mayor of the staple of Westminster deputed to take recognisances of debts therein, Robert Louell esquire, John Pernaunt and Thomas Holgrave made a joint and several recognisance to John White and to Henry Loudoun citizen and mercer of London deceased in that sum payable on the feast of the Purification then next, and paid it not, and by virtue thereof after the death of Henry Loudoun, namely 21 Oct 5 Hen V, John White sued execution in chancery, and livery of the said manors and borough, which on 31 Dec aforesaid were of Robert Louell, as by divers inquisitions it does appear, to hold as his freehold the manors of Ramesham and Chyldefrom until fully contented of £132, the manors of Kyngesdoun and Somerton Erlee until fully contented of £264 2s, the manors of Slapton and Turbryan and the said borough until fully contented of £421 18s. Dated 5 Feb 5 Hen V Robert Lovell has mortgaged properties in Dorset, Someret and Devon for £800, now due. The Richard Whittington mentioned here is just who you think it probably is.
  Patent Rolls [g]
1416-22 page 229
20 Nov 1419 [Pardon of outlawry for Robert Lovell of Rammesham, co. Dorset, for not appearing in court to answer concerning a debt of £6 13s. 4d]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1416-22 page 319
3 Apr 1420 Commission to H. archbishop of Canterbury, H. bishop of Winchester, Th. bishop of Durham, N. bishop of Bath and Wells, H. bishop of Chichester, Robert Lovell, esquire, and the sheriff of Southampton to supervise the musters of the king's brother John, duke of Bedford, and his retinue and other men at arms, armed men and archers going with him to the king on 18 April next or within twelve days following at Southampton and certify thereon to the council.  
  Close Rolls [f]
1422-29 pages 48, 151 & 190
12 Dec 1422 Robert Louell esquire lord of the manor of Laugherne otherwise Tallaghan otherwise Tallacram to John Merbery of Webbeley co. Hereford, Thomas Ryngwode of the county of Suthampton esquires and John Twynyho of Somerset. Grant indented of the advowson of the church of the said manor, so that they may present thereto at the next vacancy, with proviso that after the parson so presented shall be instituted and inducted the advowson shall revert to the grantor.
The second and third entries, dated 1424, return the advowson to Robert Lovell.
 
  Patent Rolls [g]
1416-22 page 452 & 1422-29 page 562
1422-26 [Commissions of the Peace to Robert Lovell, for the county of Dorset]  
  Close Rolls [f]
1422-29 page 75
10 Jul 1423 [Record of debt of 1000 marks owed by William lord Lovell, Robert Lovell and others to Ralph earl of Westmorland]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1422-29 page 312
1 Jun 1426 [Pardon for Robert Lovell of Rammesham, co. Dorset, for not appearing in court to answer concerning various debts, mainly to tradesmen in London]  
  Close Rolls [f]
1422-29 pages 273 & 328
1426/7 [Records of debts owed by Robert Lovell, amounting to £323]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1422-29 page 459
25 Feb 1428 [Inspection, on behalf of Philippa and Elizabeth, granddaughters of Guy de Bryene, of a chain of letters patent ultimately derived from a charter dated 15 December 1389, granting them and their tenants at Tallagharn immunity against conviction or judgement by Welshmen]  
  Book of Aids [e] 1428 Devon. Colrigge Hundred. Isabelle, late wife of Robert Lovell holds one knight's fee in Slapton, held in dower, which of old Guy de Bryan formerly held. Hundred of Crediton and Ermyngton. John Flemmyng, William Piers, Ralph Piers, Thomas Horeston and Richard Torre hold one knight's fee in Calsyngton, that Guy de Bryan formerly held.
Dorset. Tolresford Hundred. From Elizabeth Lovell for an eighth part of one fee in Rammesham, that Guy Brian formerly held. Tollerford Hundred. From Guy Brian and his tenants for half one fee in Rammesham; 3s. 4d.
Salop. Condovere Hundred. From the heir of Philip Botiller for 3 fees in Polerbache formerly of Guy Bryan, held of the king and now in the king's hand because the heir of the said Philip Botiler is a minor.
Somerset. Whitston and Mell[es] Hundred. From Elizabeth Lovell for half a knight's fee in Gumbrewe [sic], that Robert Lovell formerly held there; 3s. 4d.
The reference to Isabelle, widow of Robert Lovell, is presumably an error and should refer to Elizabeth. The second reference is correct.
  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.  
[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 de Bryan, Elizabeth's mother
[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.  
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
11-15 Hen VI page 433
8 May 1437 [Entry for John Hawley, including land at Dartmouth held of Elizabeth lately wife of Robert Lovell]  
[30] Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 16 page 301
8 Jul
1437
Writs of diem clausit extremum after the death of the following persons, directed to the escheators in the counties named: Elizabeth late the wife of Robert Lovell; Essex; Devon; Kent; Somerset and Dorset; Gloucester and the adjacent march of Wales; Norfolk and Suffolk; Hereford and the adjacent mach of Wales.
[And a later similar writ for London. The writ for Essex went astray, and was repeated]
The death of Elizabeth Lovell
[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.
  Patent Rolls [g]
1436-41 page 45
6 Jul 1437 Grant to John Thomas, king's esquire, of the office of constable of Laugharne in Wales with the keeping of the marsh and wood, in the king's hands by reason of the death of the lady Brian and the nonage of the earl of Arondell, to hold during such nonage. "The lady Brian" would properly have referred to Alice de Bryan, but in this case must mean Elizabeth Lovell.
  Patent Rolls [g]
1436-41 page 67
11 Jul 1437 Grant to Richard Dalby, yeoman-porter of the gate, of the office of parker of the park of Rumsham, co. Dorset, which came to the king by the death of lady de Bryan and by reason of the nonage of the earl of Arundell, to hold himself or by deputy during the said nonage with the accustomed wages, fees and profits. This refers to the park at Rampesham, Dorset. As with the previous entry, "lady de Bryan" almost certainly refers not to Alice but to Elizabeth, who lived there with her husband Robert Lovell.
  Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 16 page 337
14 Jul
1437
[Order for keeping of lands of the late Elizabeth Lovell, during the minority of Humphrey earl of Arundel] Humphrey being Elizabeth's grandson
  Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 16 page 337
14 Jul
1437
Commitment to Geoffrey Rokkell, Thomas Oskyn and Peter Upchare – by mainprise of William Montagu of the county of Somerset, ‘gentilman’ and William Kene of Mertok, co. Somerset, ‘gentilman’ – of the keeping of the manor of Overhall in Bures, with the park there, co. Suffolk, which came to the king’s hands by the death of Elizabeth late the wife of Robert Lovell, who held of the king in chief on the day of her death, and by reason of the minority of the heir of John late earl of Arundell, who is the kinsman and heir of the said Elizabeth and within age and in the king’s ward; to hold the same from the time of the death of Elizabeth until the full age of the said heir, at a yearly farm of as much as may be agreed upon between them and the treasurer by Christmas next; with clause touching maintenance of houses, enclosures and buildings, and support of charges. This again refers to Elizabeth's grandson Humphrey
  Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 17 page 6
16 Oct
1437
Commitment to John Notte – by mainprise, found in the Exchequer, of Robert Stouk of Haddeley, co. Suffolk, ‘chapman’, John Illary of Hadley, co. Suffolk, ‘dyer’ and Peter Cryswell of the same town ‘yoman’ – of the keeping of the manor of Overburyhall in Leyham, co. Suffolk, which Elizabeth late the wife of Robert Lovell esquire held of the king in chief in her demesne as of fee on the day of her death; to hold the same from the time of the death of the said Elizabeth until the full age Humphrey earl of Arundell, her kinsman and heir, a minor in the king’s ward, at a yearly farm of £20; with clause touching maintenance of houses, enclosures and buildings, and support of charges; and proviso that if any other person shall be willing without fraud to give more by way of increment for the said keeping, then the said John Notte is bound to pay such larger sum if he will have the keeping.
[And similar orders relating to the manors of Reydon, Aketon and ‘Morieves’ in Great Waldingfeld, all in Suffolk, the manors Westonhalle, Foxherde Halle and Brokehalle  in Essex, and to property in the parish of Holy Trinity the Less in London]
 
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
16-20 Hen VI page 90
11 Jul 1438 Avice, sister of Humphrey son of John earl of Arundel, wife of James Ormond knight
Regarding her inheritance as sister and heir of Humphrey son and heir of John late earl of Arundel and Maud lately his wife, daughter of Elizabeth who was the wife of Robert Lovell. Humphrey held of the king in chief, and died a minor in the wardship of the king. Avice is wife of James Ormond knight. The lands and tenements are in the custody of William Falan, baron of the Exchequer, John Hunte, Richard Sturgeon, John Sturgeon, Richard Alrede, John Jakes, Thomas Reynham, Richard Dunton, John Notte, Geoffrey Rokkell, Thomas Oskyn and Peter Upchare by commission of the king
[see CFR 1437-45 pp6-8, 11, 23-5]. Have them informed of the forthcoming proof of age.
[The full proof of age is listed elsewhere]
Coming of age of Avice, Elizabeth's granddaughter.
  Close Rolls [f]
1435-41 page 154
15 Jul 1438 To the escheator in Essex. Order to give James Ormonde knight and Avice his wife, sister and heir of Humphrey son and heir of John late earl of Arundell by Maud his wife daughter of Elizabeth who was wife of Robert Lovell, the said Avice being cousin and heir of the said Elizabeth, seisin of the lands of Elizabeth, as the said Humphrey died within age in ward of the king, and the said James has proved his wife's age before John Storke escheator in Dorset, and the king has taken his fealty.
Like writs to the escheator in Suffolk, the escheator in Herefordshire and the march of Wales adjacent, and to William Estfelde mayor of the city of London and escheator therein.
 
  Patent Rolls [g]
1436-41 page 500
12 Aug 1441 Licence for the alienation in mortmain by William Neweton, John Cheverell, Peter Derman, clerk, William Combe, William Ketill, Benedict Brent and William Hayne to Bartholomew, chaplain of the chapel of St. Helen in Childefrome, co. Dorset, of a toft, 60 acres of land, 8 acres of meadow and 16 acres of pasture in Haseweare and Crokkerestokke, co. Dorset, not held of the king, wherewith to celebrate daily divine service for the good estate of the king, James Ormond, knight, and Avice his wife, and of their souls after death, and for the souls of Robert Lovell and Elizabeth his wife, deceased, and of the king's and their ancestors and of all the faithful departed.