Original in Shropshire Archives Placenames.
Kingslow has always posed the question whether it was the burial place of Kings and if so who? Here we have Stephen the Kyng which puts the question but was the scribe simply putting a the where he thought there should be? There seems to be a family of Kings hence Kingslow but where they were Kings of and when is a mystery. The Lowe is another odd one. There was a Houndslow in Sonde. Was that later shortened to the Lowe? Just one other thing - who was Robert the Mercer. Oh, yes, and then there was a serious felony a while before.
Robert of Kyngslouwe came and gave to the lord 2s for an enquiry to be held to enquire of his right in one messuage and half a virgate of land with appurtenances in Kyngslouwe which Richard of Wych and Agnes his wife hold in the same township. And it is said that according to the custom of the manor after the death of a certain Joan who was the wife of Walter of Kyngslouwe, mother of the said Robert they ought to come to him etc. And the aforesaid Richard was present and sought to be part of the enquiry and the said Robert similarly etc. So that the enquiry was held and on oath Roger of Alvescote, Richard of Roughton, William Weremot, William of Cattestre, Thomas of Hoccom, John of Stanlouwe, Adam of Swancote, John Gerbot, Thomas Colet of Bradeneye, Thomas atte Yate of Hultone, Stephen Henry of Hulton and Henry atte Pyrie and others who say on oath that the aforesaid Walter the father of Robert and Joan his mother were attached at the suit of Alice of the Lee and Isoldie atte Bradeney for a plea of felony whereupon the said Walter father of the said Robert was here held by Thomas of Boydon the then steward of Lord John of Hastings and was committed and suspected and the aforesaid Joan his mother was taken to the Castle in Shrewsbury and here died and the said tenements were taken into the hands of the lord as forfeit. And on this came Thomas of Ewike before the aforesaid Thomas of Boydon the then steward as said above to the court at Worfeld on the Monday after the Feast of St John Before the Latin Gate in the reign of Edward son of King Edward in the 15th year of his reign and was with the lord for an enquiry into the same tenements to have and to hold to himself and his according to the custom of the manor in perpetuity so that the aforesaid Thomas and his should have and hold the aforesaid tenements with their appurtenances etc. And that the blood of the aforesaid Walter and Joan is thus annihilated
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