JOHN, SON AND HEIR OF JOHN DE LISTON.

Writ to the escheator to take the proof of age of the said John, whose lands &c. are in the custody of Thomas de Liston. 10 August, 31 Edward III.

Proof of age taken at Branketre, Wednesday after the Assumption, 31 Edward III, in presence of Seman le Hirde, attorney of Thomas de Liston, who offered no objection.

Roger Keterich, aged 50 years, says that the said John was 21 years of age on the feast of the Purification last, and this he knows because the said John was born at Liston and baptised in the church there, and he saw the said John’s name enrolled in the missal of the said church on the feast of the Purification, 10 Edward III.
Reynold de Bokkyng, aged 60 years, agrees and says that he started on his journey to Santiago immediately after, and before his crossing he heard of the said birth and baptism.
John Nayleghirst, aged 48 years, agrees and says that he married Alice, daughter of John Glanvylle, on Thursday in Easter week, 10 Edward III, and heard then how John de Liston, father of the said John, had a son born about the Purification before.
Thomas de Hodyng, aged 54 years, agrees and says that about the Nativity of St. John the Baptist he had a son Thomas born of a maidservant of his father’s named Agnes, who was 21 years old on the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist last, and at the time of this birth he heard how the said John was born about the Purification before.
John Ostage, aged 42 years, agrees and says that at the time of the said John son of John’s birth at Liston he was in the wardship of the earl of Hereford, and proof of his age was taken at Donemawe on Tuesday in Whitsun week then next following in the said earl’s court in 10 Edward III.
Ralph atte Stokke, aged 60 years, agrees and says that John atte Stokke, his father, at the time of the said John’s birth went the way of all flesh.
John atte Fen, aged 40 years, agrees and says that he knows by the report and testimony of trustworthy people.
Richard Peyntour, aged 44 years, agrees and says that he heard Agnes Edward, godmother of the said John, swear that the said John was 21 years old on the same feast of the Purification.
John Randulf, aged 46 years, agrees and says that at the time of the said John’s birth he had a house called a grange at Foxhirde by Liston burnt down by some mischance.
Thomas Heyward, aged 50 years, agrees and says that in Lent after the said John’s birth he had a son named Robert born and baptised in the said church of Liston, which Robert was aged 21 years in Lent last.
John Kentyssh, aged 53 years, agrees and says that he knows by the common saying of the country.
William Clerk, aged 56 years, agrees and says that he was present when the said John was baptised and was dwelling with the said John’s father.

Origins of the surname Liston and Alliston