Inquisitions Post Mortem


An Inquisition post mortem (abbreviated to IPM) and also known as an Escheat is a part of the English feudal system, and was convened to record the death, estate and heir of any of the king's tenants-in-chief. The inquisitions were conducted by the royal escheator (or a deputy) in each county where the deceased held land. The earliest IPMS date from 1236, in the reign of King Henry III.

The system fell into disuse and was formally abolished by the Tenures Abolition Act 1660, which ended the feudal system.

DatePersonSourceTitleLink to details
1359 Wilts IPMS Henry III to Edward II IPM: Thomas de Gomeldon juror Details
1297 Wilts IPMS Henry III to Edward II IPM: Thomas de Gomeldon juror Details
1297 Wilts IPMs Henry III to Edward II IPM: Thomas de Gomeldon juror Details
1302 Wilts IPMS Henry III to Edward II IPM: Thomas de Gomeldon juror Details
1304 Wilts IPMS Henry III to Edward II IPM: Thomas de Gomeldon juror Details
1314 Wilts IPMS Henry III to Edward II IPM: John de Gomeldon juror Details
1314 Wilts IPMS Henry III to Edward II IPM: John de Gomeldon juror Details
1319 Wilts IPMS Henry III to Edward II IPM: John de Gomeldon juror Details
1324 IPM: John de Gomeldon juror Details
1326/7 Wilts IPMs 1327-1377 IPM of John de Gomeldon Details
1349 Wilts IPMS Henry III to Edward II IPM: Thomas de Gomeldon juror Details
1358 IPM: Thomas de Gomeldon juror Details
1369 Wilts IPMS Henry III to Edward II IPM: Walter de Gomeldon juror Details
1376 Wilts IPMS Henry III to Edward II IPM: Walter de Gomeldon juror Details
1433/4 Grant of arms to Richard and William Gomeldon, 1662 IPM of Thomas de Gomeldon Details
1534/5 Grant of arms to Richard and William Gomeldon, 1662 IPM of John Gomeldon Details


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