Here is a list of medieval references to Sir Guy Bryan, the oldest son of Lord Bryan. Guy was the last of a series of Guy de Bryan's stretching over about two centuries; in many references listed here, Sir Guy was referred to as Guy the younger, to distinguish him from his father (Guy the older). Guy married a Suffolk heiress, Alice de Bures. They had two daughters, Philippa and Elizabeth, who were aged 7 and 4 when Sir Guy died in 1386. Philippa and Elizabeth became joint heirs both to the Bryan family properties and the de Bures properties.

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

 

# Document Date Text Notes
  Patent Rolls [g]
1374-77 page 160
7 Aug 1375 Commission to Guy de Briene,' le piere,' Guy de Briene,' le fitz,' William Latymere, sheriff of Dorset, and Walter Cifrewast, escheator in the same county, to make inquisition in the county of Dorset touching an information that Walter Frampton of Bokelond, who holds for life at a yearly farm of £20 the manor of Biencomme, co. Dorset, which is parcel of the temporalities of the alien abbey of Caen and in the king's hand by occasion of the war with France, has perpetrated divers trespasses, oppressions, extortions, threats, damages, grievances and excesses on the king's liege tenants of the said manor by colour of his estate therein.  
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 14 page 136
9 Nov 1375 [Entry for Thomas Graunson, knight, including reference to the manor of Oxenhale, co Gloucester, given to Thomas by his uncle Peter with remainder to Elizabeth la Despenser and her heirs, and will now go after Elizabeth’s death to Guy, son of Guy de Briene, knight, son and heir of Elizabeth;
also reference to manors of Asshe, Faukham, Chelisfield, Esthall, Kemesynge and le Sele, co Kent, with remainders to William de Briene and the heirs of his body, then Philip de Briene and the heirs of his body, then to Guy de Briene and his heirs.

A second entry dated 19 Oct 1376, confirming that Guy, son of Guy de Briene, knight, is next heir to Oxenhale.]
 
  Close Rolls [f]
1374-77 page 278
5 Dec
1375
Writing of John de Walden, being a quitclaim to Guy de Briene knight the elder and William de Briene his son and to the heirs and assigns of the said William of the manor of Kemsing and le Sele co. Kent, with rights, liberties etc.
Writing of John de Walden clerk, being a quitclaim to Guy de Bryene knight the younger, his heirs and assigns, of the manor of Oxenhale co. Gloucester, with rights, liberties etc.
Termination of leases on manors in Kent and Gloucester, now restored to William de Briene and to Guy de Bryene the younger
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 14 page 299
19 Oct 1376 [Entry for Thomas Graunson, knight, including confirmation that Guy de Bryen, knight, son of Guy the older and his wife Elizabeth la Despenser, is next heir to the manor of Oxenhale, co. Gloucester, and is aged 24 years and more]  
  Close Rolls [f]
1374-77 page 481
18 Feb
1377
To Edmund de Brugge escheator in Gloucestershire. Order to remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manor of Oxhenhale taken into the king's hand by the death of Thomas Graunsoun knight, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that at his death the said Thomas held no lands in that county in chief, but by gift of William Styntescombe parson of Teynton and John de la Hyde held the said manor to him and the heirs of his body, with remainder for lack of such an heir to Elizabeth la Despenser lately deceased and to the heirs of her body, that the same ought by the form of the gift to remain to Guy son of Guy de Bryen knight, being son and heir of the said Elizabeth, for that the said Thomas died without issue, and that it is held of others than the king.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1374-77 page 444
22 Mar 1377 Licence for John Chandos to enfeoff Master Thomas Chaundos, clerk, Walter Bromwiche, Master John de Bryene, clerk, Guy de Briene,' le filz, chivaler,' and Nicholas de Carreu of the castle and manor of Snodeshull and the manors of Founhope and Lymbury, co. Hereford, held in chief, and to grant them the reversion of the manors of Welyngton and Lugwardyn, likewise held in chief, expectant on the demise of Lucy Chaundos; and for them to grant the castle, manors and reversion to the said John Chaundos and Philippa, his wife, and the heirs of John. John de Bryene and Philippa Chaundos were the brother and sister of Lord Bryan, Guy's father.
  Patent Rolls [g]
1377-81 page 324
12 Dec 1378 [Licence for Guy de Briene, along with his sons Guy the younger and William, to gift in mortmain land at Poundstock, along with the advowson of the church, to the rector and chaplains of St Mary at Slapton]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1377-81 page 409
3 Feb 1379 Protection with clause volumus for one year to Guy de Brien the younger, knight, going on the king’s service to Ireland with Edmund de Mortuo Mari, earl of March.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1377-81 page 449 
8 Mar 1380 Letter for Master John Briene, prebendary of Lusk in Ireland, staying in England, nominating Guy de Briene, knight, the younger, and Wlliam Bronne, his attorneys in Ireland for one year.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1381-85 page 285 & 298
7 Jun 1383 Appointment of Matthew de Gurnay, Guy de Briene the younger, John Chideok, Walter Romesy, Edmund Fitz Herberd, John Weylond, knights, John Mautravers and James Lyons, serjeant-at-arms, to arrest and bring before the king and council certain evildoers who endeavoured to expel Francis, prior of Montacute, and his monks and servants from their priory by armed force contrary to the statute of Northampton, after citing him in court Christian as a schismatic and heretic in being an adherent of Robert of Geneva (Gubinen), anti-pope, although he had publicly acknowledged before the king and council that he was an adherent of Pope Urban.
[Repeated with slight variations on 7 July 1383]
 
  Patent Rolls [g]
1381-85 page 358
12 Dec 1383 Commission to Guy de Brian the younger, Robert le Fitz Payn and John Moigne, knights, John Belevale , John Bydyk, John Wykyng, Oliver Harnham and Simon Barnabe to enquire touching the alleged concealment by default of the king’s fermers, bailiffs and other ministers, of divers knights' fees, advowsons, wardships, marriages, reliefs, escheats, &c, belonging to the manors of Gillyngham and Shaftesbury, co. Dorset, ancient demesne of the Crown.  
  Close Rolls [f]
1381-85 page 587
3 Nov
1384
Richard Chaumpernoun knight to Guy Briane knight the younger, William Briane, John Daumarle knights and Thomas Chaumpernoun. Gift with warranty for two years of a yearly rent of £40 of his manors, boroughs, lands etc. in Dodebroke, Wodelegh, Combe Roiel and Portelemuth, with remainder to Alexander his son and Joan his wife, daughter of Martin de Ferares, and to the heirs of their bodies, under condition for defeasance thereof, in case the grantor shall overlive Thomas Chaumpernoun his father, and within a year after his father's death shall give to the said Alexander and Joan and to the heirs of their bodies lands in Devon or Cornwall to the value of £40, or if the grantor shall die in his father's life time or within one year after, in case he or she who shall be his heir or his father's shall within one year after coming of age make a like gift to the said Alexander and Joan and to their said heirs, or to Joan and her heirs aforesaid if Alexander be dead, the grantor being bound to the said Martin so to do; and if the said rent in whole or in part be one month in arrear, and rescue or deliverance of distress or other hindrance be made by the grantor or his heirs whereby payment shall be delayed, it shall be lawful for the said Guy etc. during the said term, and after for the said Alexander and Joan and for the heirs of their bodies to distrain in the said manors etc. for 100s. damages and costs; and the grantor has paid the said Guy 2s. in name of seisin. Lease of lands near Kingsbridge, Devon, to Guy Bryan the younger, his brother William, and others.
  Patent Rolls [g]
1381-85 page 589
28 Feb 1385 [Commission of array for the defence of the coast, listed in full elsewhere, to Guy de Bryan, Guy his son, Robert Fytz Payn, John Chydyok the elder, Stephen Derby, John Mautravers, Roger Bettesthorn, Roger Manyngford, John Seward and the sheriff, in Dorset]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1381-85 page 598
26 Apr 1385 Commission to Thomas, earl of Kent, the king's brother, John Lovel, Guy de Bryen the younger, Stephen de Derby, John Mautravers and John Plescy to enquire what lands, tenements and rents John Bedyn, who is indicted for the death of William Parker, one of the king's foresters in the forest of Rachiche, had in the counties of Somerset and Dorset on the dav of the perpetration of that felony, and certify what is their yearly value.  
  Close Rolls [f]
1385-89 pages 87, 275
26 Oct
1385

and

13 Nov
1386
Ralph de Eketon to Guy de Briene the younger knight and Richard Mucheldevere, their heirs and assigns. Grant with warranty of the reversion of the manor of Compton co. Berkschire, now held for life of his heritage by Margery de Eketon.

and

Margery Baldoke, sister of John de Eketon, to Guy de Briene knight the younger and Richard Mucheldevere, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of the manor of Compton by Shryvenham co. Berksir.
Grants of manors of Compton and Shrivenham, Berkshire, to Guy de Bryan the younger
  Patent Rolls [g]
1385-89 page 88 & 166
6 Dec 1385 [Appointment of Guy Bryene the elder, Peter Courtenay, Guy Bryene the younger, Matthew Gourney, Thomas Trivet, Ivo Fitz Waryn and John Mautravers, knights, Morgan Coeth, John Barry and Elias de la Lynde, to arrest all persons forcibly entering the priory of Montacute, and attempting to expel Francis, the prior, bringing offenders before the king and council. The prior is alien born, but priors have been given dispensation by king and Parliament from the law requiring aliens to depart the realm]
[This is cancelled by a later entry, dated 21 Jan 1386]
 
[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.
[21] Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 10 page 144
16 May
1386
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] of the undermentioned persons, directed to the escheators in the counties named: Guy de Briene knight, the younger, who held by knight service of Roger son and heir of Edmund Mortuo Mari, late earl of March, a minor in the king’s ward; Gloucester. The death of Guy de Bryan 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
[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 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]  
  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.
  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 604
20 Apr
1388
Writing of Guy de Briene knight, reciting a feoffment by him made to Sir Robert Fitz Payn, John Erie, Richard Micheldevere, Sir William Plusshe of [sic] Martyn Ferrers, John Ferers of Churcheton, William Tray parson of Slapton and John Prestecote of the manors of Rammesham, Wroxhale, Childefrome, Maperton and Werde Forde Belet co. Dorset, Kyngesdoun, Somerton Erie and Somerton Randolf co. Somerset, Slapton, Dertemouth, Clifton and Herdenesse and the reversion of the manor of Torrebrien co. Devon, upon condition that those feoffees should again enfeoff the said Guy of the premises for life with remainder to Guy de Bryne knight his son and to the heirs male of his body, remainder to William de Bryne another son and to the heirs male of his body, remainder to Philip another son and to the heirs male of his body, remainder to the right heirs of Guy the father, and reciting that some of the feoffees stirred up by William his son made a deed, granting an estate for life to him and remainders in tail male as aforesaid, with remainder to the said William's right heirs, contrary to the said Guy's will and to the condition aforesaid and without his knowledge, and that further by counsel of the said William a fine was levied, whereby certain strangers, being no parties to the first feoffment, rendered the premises to Guy the father for life with remainder to Guy the son and to the heirs male of his body, remainder to the said William and to the heirs male of his body, remainder to the said Philip and to the heirs male of his body, remainder to the said William's right heirs, hereby repudiating these deeds as contrary to his intent and the condition of the first feoffment, declaring the same null and void, and requiring his other feoffees so far as in them lies to repudiate and resist what was done by their joint feoffees contrary to the said conditions. Dated 20 June 12 Richard II. Note that the said Sir Robert, John Erie, Richard and William Plusshe were feoffees of the manors in Dorset and Somerset, the said Martyn, John Ferers, William Tray and John Prestecote of those in Devon. Evidence by Guy Bryan of plotting by his son William to change the line of inheritance for Guy's property. The change was subtle; it would have meant that William's daughters, if any, would inherit ahead of the daughters of his older brother Guy. As it turned out, William died without children.
  Patent Rolls [g]
1385-89 page 500
19 Aug 1388 [Retrospective licence for Guy de Briene to grant the castle of Tallagharn in South Wales to trustees, to be granted back for life with remainder to Philippa and Elizabeth, the daughters of Guy de Briene the younger]  
  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.
[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.
  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.
  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.  
  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, on the death of John Devereux.
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 17 page 294
14 Sep 1396 [Entry for Lucy, the wife of Thomas Chaundos (son of Roger Chaundos). This refers to the manor of Welynton in Herefordshire, which had been granted in trust to Lucy for life and then to John Chaundos (Thomas's son) and his wife Philippa (sister of Guy de Bryan the younger). Guy de Bryan the younger had been one of the trustees along with his uncle, John de Bryan, clerk] See also the Patent Rolls entry above, dated 22 March 1377
  Close Rolls [f]
1396-99 page 16
12 Oct
1396
[Grant of livery of manor of Welynton, co. Hertford, to John Chaundos and his wife Philippa, which had been held for life by Lucy wife of Thomas Chaundos, with reversion to Guy de Bryene the son, and others, who had granted the reversion to John and Philippa.] This Philippa was the sister of Guy Bryan the younger, and married John Chaundos, the grandson of Roger and Maud Chaundos who had owned Sutton Poyntz
  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]
 
  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.
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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.
 
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1399-1402 page 155
15 Jun
1399
To the escheator in Dorset. Order to give Robert son of John Lovell knight (mililis) 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 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 elder, Philippa 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]  
  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 (probably at Oxenhale, Gloucestershire)]  
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 18 page 340
6 Feb 1403 Proof of age entry for Robert Ponynges. Two people remember riding from Okeford Fitzpayne to Woodsford to tell Guy de Briene, senior, knight, who was a kinsman of Isabel, Robert’s mother, of the birth. Two others remember that Guy de Briene, junior, knight, rode to Okeford, and was godfather  
  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  
  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
[28] Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 13 page 79
11 Dec
1406
The like orders [to take into the king’s hand the lands of the persons named, and to make inquisition touching the lands and heir] touching the lands of the following persons, directed to the escheators in the counties named: Philippa late the wife of Henry Lescrop of Masham ‘chivaler’; Somerset and Dorset; Kent and Middlesex; Gloucester.
[Another entry dated 14 April 1407 adds the county of Buckingham]
The death of Philippa.
[37] Close Rolls [f]
1405-09 page 501
20 May
1409
[Quitclaim by John Neweburgh and others, accepting the right to Sutton Poyntz, for her life,of Alice de Bryan, sometime wife of Guy son of Guy de Bryan knight. The full reference is listed elsewhere]  
  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  
  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.  
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
 
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.
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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.