Archive:Abstracts of Wiltshire Inquisitiones post mortem
Fry, George S., and E. A. Fry, editors, Abstracts of Wiltshire Inquisitiones post mortem returned into the Court of Chancery in the reign of King Charles the First (London: Printed for the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, by The British Record Society, 1893).
Giles Rowbache, esquire
Inquisition taken at Marleborough, 25th March, 9 Charles I  before Francis Guiditt,gent., escheator,after the death of Giles Rowbache, esq., by the oath of Robert Kingsman, gent., Lewis Audely, gent., Stephen Lawrence,gent., William Farrington, Thomas Patie, George Blanchard, Richard Webb, Edward Arnold, Thomas Hitchcocke, Richard Glasse, Vincent Hedd, John Waterman, Edward Dismore, Robert Smith, Paul Liddel, Nicholas Leyland, and Thomas News, who say that Giles Rowbache was seised of the manor of Idmiston alias Idmeston alias Idmaston; one water mill in Gomeldon alias Gombleden alias Gombeldon; and one parcel of land or meadow, containing 3 acres, lying in Forde. So seized, the said Giles, by indenture dated 27th May, 4 Charles I  made between himself of the one part and John Nicholas, of Winterborne, gent., and Walter Baughan, of London, gent., of the other part, granted to the said John and Walter the said premises: to hold to them and their heirs for ever.
Afterwards, to wit, on the 16th day of November, 9 Charles I  the said Giles Rowbache made his will, and thereby bequeathed as follows: I will that my nephew Richard Chaundlor, of Wilton, Clerk and his heirs, have my said manor of Idmiston and all my said lands in Gombleton, Forde, and Winterslowe and all other my lands wheresoever: to hold to him and his heirs for ever. And I desire my friends to whom the said premises are conveyed to re-convey them to the said Richard.
All the said premises are held of the King in chief by the 40th part of a knight’s fee, and are worth per annum, clear 10 pounds. Giles Rowbache died 2 December last past; Richard Chaundlor is his kinsman and next heir, to wit, son of Elizabeth Chaundlor, deceased, sister of the said Giles, and was then aged 47 years and more. Inq. P.M. 9 Charles I, pt. 21, No. 13
Transcribed by Adrian Benjamin Burke, Esq.