Herefordshire Record Office
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Fine Rolls 1401-1500
12 July 1453. Commitment (with clause touching maintenance of houses, enclosures and buildings and support of charges) to John Skidmore, knight – by mainprise, found before the barons of the Exchequer, of William Roose of Brokbury, co Hereford, ‘gentilman’, and Philip Syrold of Chirchwethington, co Hereford, ‘yoman’ – of the keeping of (1) a moiety of the castle of Ewyas Lacy, and (2) a moiety of a moiety of the lordship of Ewyas Lacy, in the march of Wales; which came to the king’s hands, and are still in the king’s hand, by the death of Henry late duke of Warwick and by reason of the minority of Anne (now deceased) his daughter and heir, and also by reason of the minority of George Nevylle the kinsman and one of the heirs of the said Anne; to hold from 16 June last until the full age of the said George, at a yearly farm of the £8.6s.8d. for which answer has been made to the king, and an increment of 2s.; with proviso for the increase of the farm.
[Calendar of Fine Rolls, Henry VI (1452-1461, p35)]
In typescript records of ancient documents relating to Herefordshire; Vol 5, p144