transcribed by G. Lamb, for the HRGS.



There are many other examples in old Kentish collections of deeds of this tenure by service of a rose, e.g. Henry de Malmains, of "Waldershare, granted lands in Pluckley on

these terms, 28th Feb. 9 Ric. 2 ;

Isabel Wasard granted a house and, seven acres of arable in Bredhurst for the like rent in 10 Edw. III. (Brit. Mus., Add. MSS. 931, 949. See for other notices of the same kind, Rot. Parl. i.100 b, 451a.)


The other charter above mentioned contained a grant " that all the gavelkind lands and tenements held by Sir Roger de Norwood (or Northwood), in the king's hundred of Milton, should thenceforth be held by knight-service*."

It was given in the 41st year of Henry III., and changed the tenure, inter alia, of the estates known as Norwood Chasteners, in the parish of Milton by Sittingbourne, and Norwood in the parish of Eastchurch.(1)

" His son, Sir John de Norwood, also changed the tenure of his lands from gavelkind to knight-service." He died in 13 Edw. II. seised of the manors of Harrietsham, Bredhurst, the Moat in Maidstone, and others, besides the lands in the hundred of Milton, which he had inherited from his father.

(1) mortem Roger de Norwood, 13 Edw. I. 25.