Catalogue description Petitioners: Margery de la Hyde, widow of John de la Hyde Name(s): Hyde, Margery...

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Details of SC 8/53/2637
Reference: SC 8/53/2637
Petitioners: Margery de la Hyde, widow of John de la Hyde
Name(s): Hyde, Margery
Addressees: King and council
Nature of request: Margery, widow of John de la Hyde, states that her husband sold certain lands in Ebury called La Hyde to John de Benstede, which are now in the king's hand through his death. She requests her dower from these lands, as she has been delayed in receiving it for two years by John de Benstede.
Nature of endorsement: Coram domino rege.The reason for which the tenements are in the king's hand is to be seen: whether it is under title of wardship or some other reason; and he is to inform the Chancellor of this, and the king is further to be informed.
Places mentioned: Eye (Ebury, [Middlesex]; La Hyde (Hyde Park), Middlesex
People mentioned: John de la Hyde, husband of petitioner; John de Benstede (Benstead).
Note: CFR 1319-27 p.250, dated 20 December 1323 dates this petition to after 1323, but, as Margery requests her dower for the sake of the soul of the king's father, it would seem to date from the beginning of the reign of Edward III.
Date: [c. 1327]
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: Parliamentary Petition 4334
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: French
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
Publication note:

Calendar of Fine Rolls, vol. III, Edw II, 1319-1327, (Public Record Office, 1913), p.250 (orders to the escheators to take into the king's hand the lands of John de Benstede, deceased)

Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, vol. VI, 10-20 Edw II, (Public Record Office, 1910), no.486 (inquisition post mortem of John de Benestede)

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