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Folios ccxvii - ccxxv: Delivery of "Infangethef", 1338 - 1408-9

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Calendar of Letter-Books of the City of London: F, 1337-1352. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1904.

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Folio ccxvii.

Delivery of "Infangethef" made before Henry Darci, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and Walter Neal and Nicholas Crane, the Sheriffs, Monday before the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 12 Edward III. [A.D. 1338] (fn. 1).

Richard de Lambertone of Lostwithiel and Richard Morchard de Langeford taken, at the suit of John, servant of Master Henry de Aultone, with the mainour (cum manuopere) of divers pieces of broken silver, a book, a towel, two sheets, and other goods and chattels to the value of 20s. in all, belonging to the said Master Henry and in the custody of the said John, and feloniously removed from his said custody in the Ward of Castle Baynard, on Friday after the Feast of St. Matthew, Ap [21 Sept.], 12 Edward III. [A.D. 1338], whereof he appeals them. (unde eos appellat) And he finds pledges for the prosecution of the said felons, viz., William de Holebourne, "taillour," and Roger Costantyn de Holebourne. And the aforesaid Richard and Richard, being asked in what way they would acquit themselves of the felony, say that they are in nowise guilty, and for good and evil put themselves on the country. And a jury comes by Elyas de Wodebere, Hugh le Taillour, Hugh le Chaundeler, John de Charrynge, William Sauvage, Robert le Taillour, John Hod, Richard le Taillour, John de Wynton', John de Riptone, John de Godestowe, and John le Taillour, who say on their oath that the aforesaid Richard and Richard are guilty of the aforesaid felony. Therefore [let them be] hanged (fn. 2) Chattels none.

Delivery of Infangethef made before Henry Darci, the Mayor, John de Grantham, Roger de Depham, Andrew Aubrey, William de Caustone, John Hamond, Simon Fraunceys, Ralph de Uptone, Roger de Forsham, Walter Neel, Richard Costantyn, Richard de Hakeneye, John ae Oxon', Richard de Berkynge, and Richard le Lacer, Aldermen, William de Pontefract and Hugh le Marbrer, Sheriffs, Tuesday after the Feast of St. Alphege [19 April], 13 Edward III. [A.D. 1339].

Thomas de Rokeby, called "le Clerk," of co. Warwick, and Margaret la Brewestere, taken at the suit of John Maudeleyne, servant of John de Hyntone, with the mainour of a silver cup of the value of 6s., feloniously removed from the custody of the said servant at the corner of Bredstrete on Sunday before the Feast of St. Alphege, and thereof he appeals them. Pledges for the prosecution, viz., Simon Hervy, "cook," and Richard de Brisyngham The said Thomas and Margaret say they are not guilty., and put themselves on the country. The country (patria) comes by Thomas de Lincoln, William de Salesbery, Thomas de Clay, John de Lincoln, Thomas de Oxon', Gilbert de Sarum, Walter de Alegate, Stephen de Parys, Hervy le Keu, John de Estchepe, Walter le Cook, and John de Walpol, who say on their oath that the said Thomas and Margaret are not guilty Therefore let them go quit thereof, and let the aforesaid cup remain to the Commonalty and be delivered to William de Pontefract, the Sheriff, to answer therefor according to the will of the Mayor and Commonalty aforesaid, &c.

Delivery of Infangethef made before Henry Darci, the Mayor, John de Grantham, Roger de Depham, John de Oxon', William de Caustone, John Hamond, Richard Costantyn, Richard de Hakeneye, Richard de Rothynge, Andrew Aubrey, Ralph de Uptone, and Richard de Berkynge, Aldermen, and the Sheriffs aforesaid, Saturday after the Feast of the Assumption B. M. [15 Aug ], 13 Edward III. [A.D. 1339].

Walter, son of John Barry, taken at the suit of Roger de Barkeworth, "taillour," with the mainour of a tunic of "appeblome" and a tunic of "blanket" of the value of a mark, feloniously taken out of the house of the said Roger in the Ward of Bredstrete, on the night of Thursday after the Assumption, whereof he appeals him. Pledges for prosecution of the felony, viz., Gilbert le Palmere and John Janyn, "keu" (fn. 3) The said Walter says he is not guilty, and puts himself upon the country. The country comes by William le Botiller, Walter de Merseye, John Crokhorne, William le Dieghere William Wytman, William Alisaundre, Peter le Barber, John le Chaundeler, John de Newentone, Richard de Kelshulle, Walter Cady, and Henry le Brewer, who say on oath that the said Walter is guilty Therefore [let him be] hanged. Chattels none (fn. 4).

Folio ccxvii b.

Delivery of Infangethef made before Andrew Aubry, the Mayor, Roger de Depham, Richard Lacer, John Hamond, John de Mockynge, Richard de Hakeneye, John de Refham [Aldermen], Roger de Forsham and William de Thorneye, the Sheriffs, Tuesday after the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul [29 June], 14 Edward III. [A.D. 1340].

Adam de Notyngham, taken at the suit of Thomas de Brugeford, valet of John Makenheved, goldsmith, with the mainour of a silver cup of the value of 8s., called "Tour de Verre," (fn. 5) belonging to the said John, and in the custody of his said valet, and feloniously thieved in the goldsmithery of London, in the Ward of Farndone Within, (fn. 6) whereof the said Thomas appeals him. Pledges for the prosecution, viz., Henry Brenge, "pessoner," and Peter de Sellynge, spicer. The said Adam says he is not guilty, and puts himself on the country. And a jury comes by Thomas de Oxon', goldsmith, William de Dentone, "cordewaner," Nicholas de Sandewyche, John le Brewere, William de Deveneshire, Thomas le Chaundeler, Bartholomew le Disshere, William de Blithe, senior, Thomas Richer, "taillour," William de Castr', Robert de Odyham, and John Chaumpayne, "sadelere," who say on oath that the said Adam is guilty. Therefore [let him be] hanged. Chattels none.

Delivery of "Infangenthef" before Andrew Aubry, the Mayor, Roger de Forsham and William de Thorneye, the Sheriffs, and the Aldermen [not named], Monday after the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], 14 Edward III. [A.D. 1340].

Roger, son of Osbert de Nangkilly, of co. Cornwall, taken at the suit of John de Herewardstoke, with the mainour of £4 10s. 3d., the money of Sir John Ercedekne, Knt, his lord, in the custody of the said John, the same having been feloniously taken out of his custody in his house, in the Ward of Bradestrete, on Friday after the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula, the year aforesaid Pledges for prosecution, viz., Roger Tydi and Robert de Caustone. The said Roger acknowledges the felony. Therefore [let him be] hanged. Chattels none.

Delivery of Infangenthef made before Andrew Aubry, the Mayor, Roger de Depham, John de Caustone, and Richard Lacer, Aldermen, and Bartholomew Deumars and Adam Lucas, the Sheriffs, Wednesday the Feast of St. John, Ap [27 Dec.], 14 Edward III. [A.D. 1340].

Walter Curteys, "ferour," (fn. 7) taken at the suit of Richard de Notyngham, mercer, with the mainour of a parcel (unius male) of girdles, purses, and other things, for a burglary (pro burgaria) of the house of the said Richard, and theft of his goods and chattels in the Ward of Chepe, on the night of Friday after the Feast of St. Thomas [21 Dec.], the year aforesaid, viz., of a dozen girdles of Paris (de Parisio) of the value of £4, 30 pieces of velvet of the value of 60s., 20 dozen purses of the value of 40s., 8 pieces of cloth of different colour of the value of 60s., and other goods and chattels of the value of £20, whereof the said Richard appeals him. Pledges for prosecution, viz., Richard de Worstede, mercer, and John Madour, mercer. The said Walter says he is not guilty, and puts himself, &c. And a jury comes by William Grubbelane, Robert Lightfot, William de Bramptone, Richard Baldewine, Geoffrey le Purtreour, William Spark, John Rumburgh, John de Cavendisshe, John Rose, Martin le Gurdelere, Nicholas Blosme, and William de Nasynge, who say on oath that the said Walter is guilty Therefore [let him be] hanged Chattels none.

Folio ccxviii.

Delivery of Infangenthef made before Andrew Aubrey, the Mayor, Roger de Depham, William de Caustone, John de Caustone, Simon Fraunceys, John Hamond, John de Refham, William de Pontefract, and Roger de Forsham, Aldermen, and Bartholomew Deumars and Adam Lucas, Sheriffs, Wednesday after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 14 Edward III. [A.D. 1340-1].

William de Notyngham taken at the suit of Alice de Manyfeld with the mainour of a cup of mazer of the value of 10s. thieved from her in the parish of St. Sepulchre without Neugate, in the Ward of Farndone without, on Monday after the Feast of St. Hillary, the year aforesaid, whereof she appeals him. Pledges for prosecution, viz., Nicholas le Sporiere and William de Manyfeld. The said William says he is not guilty, and puts himself on the country. And a jury comes by Walter de Berkhampstede, Richard le Sherman, Richard le Clerk, William de Tykeneye, Richard Dymmok, Walter Spronk, John le Barber, "mazoun," Ralph le Hattere, Thomas de Toppesfeld, John Elys, William Deveneys, and John de Iselham, who say on oath that the said William is guilty. Therefore [let him be] hanged. Chattels none.

The above William de Notyngham taken at the suit of Juliana de Hockelee with the mainour of a cup of mazer of the value of 10s. thieved from her in Fletestrete on Monday after the Feast of St. Hillary, the year aforesaid, whereof she appeals him Pledges for prosecution, viz., Adam le Treyere and Nicholas le Sporiere. The said William says he is not guilty, and puts himself on the country. And a jury comes by Walter de Berkhampstede and others ut supra, who say on oath that the said William is guilty. Therefore [let him be] hanged Chattels none.

Delivery of Infangenthef before Andrew Aubry, the Mayor, Bartholomew Deumars and Adam Lucas, the Sheriffs, Roger de Depham, Richard Lacer, Ralph de Uptone, John Hamond, John de Mockynge, and William de Poumfreyt [Aldermen], Friday the morrow of the Ascension [17 May], 15 Edward III [A.D. 1341].

Stephen Salle de Canterbury taken at the suit of Borewald Meausone de Dordragh', (fn. 8) mariner, with the mainour of a hood of "Russet," a green hood, three courtepies of "blanket," two pairs of linen sheets, girdles, purses, knives, and other goods, to the value of half a mark, feloniously thieved from the ship of the said Borewald at "le Wollewharf" in Tower Ward on Thursday the Feast of the Ascension, the year aforesaid, at dusk, whereof the said Borewald appeals him. Pledges for prosecution, viz., John Lovekyn and Hugh de Craye. The said Stephen says he is not guilty, and puts himself, &c. And a jury comes by Peter atte Vyne, John de Brigham, Edmund de Saunford, Robert Waldecart, John le Barber, Nicholas le Dyeghere, William Baret, Peter le Barber, Robert de Horsle, William atte Corner, Walter Wolley, "skynnere," and Roger atte Ponde, who say on oath that he is guilty. Therefore [let him be] hanged. And the mainour was delivered to the said Borewald, &c.

Folio ccxviii b.

Delivery of Infangenthef made before Andrew Aubrey, the Mayor, Roger de Depham, John de Grantham, John de Oxon', Richard le Lacer, Richard Costantyn, Roger de Forsham, John de Northhalle, John de Refham, Ralph de Uptone, Aldermen, Bartholomew Deumars and Adam Lucas, the Sheriffs, and John de Shirburn, the Coroner, Monday after the Feast of St. Botolph [17 June], 15 Edward III. [A.D. 1341].

Gilbert, son of Gilbert de Stapelford, co. Wilts, taken at the suit of Geoffrey Adryan, "spicer," his master, with the mainour of £40 of silver in two pockets (in duobus pokettis), feloniously thieved from the said Geoffrey in his house in Soperlane, in the Ward of Cordewanerstrete, on Monday after the Feast of St. Botolph, the year aforesaid, whereof the said Geoffrey appeals him. Pledges for prosecution, viz., William de Excestre, beadle of the said Ward, and Stephen le Palmere, mercer. The said Gilbert acknowledges the felony. Therefore [let him be] hanged Chattels none.

Delivery of Infangenthef made before the aforesaid Mayor, Sheriffs, and Aldermen, Wednesday after the Feast of the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr [7 July], 15 Edward III. [A.D. 1341].

Richard de Pembroke, "taillour," taken at the suit of Benedict de Fulsham with the mainour of a portifory (unius portiforii (fn. 9)) of the value of 20s., feloniously thieved from the said Benedict in his house in the Ward of Vintry on Sunday after the Feast of the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, the year aforesaid, whereof the said Benedict appeals him. Pledges for prosecution, viz., Richard le Chaucer (fn. 10) and Ralph Dieubeneye The said Richard says he is not guilty, and puts himself [on the country]. And a jury comes by Maurice le Ropere, Richard le Joynour, Alan le Joynour, William le Coupere, John Pynchebek, John de Thorneye, Richard le Fourbour, Richard de Stoke, Richard de Eckles, John Hardel, William de Reygate, and John de Chestrefeld, "taillour," who say on oath that the said Richard is guilty. Therefore [let him be] hanged Chattels none, and the mainour is delivered to the party prosecuting.

Delivery of "Infangenethef" made before the aforesaid Mayor, Sheriffs, and Aldermen, and John de Foxtone, the Coroner, Thursday the morrow of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], 15 Edward III[A.D. 1341].

Henry de Godmynchestre, co. Huntingdon, taken at the suit of Henry de Mersshtone with the mainour of a horse of the value of 13s. 4d., belonging to Richard de Wybrigge de Haveryngge, in the custody of the said Henry de Mersshtone, from whom he feloniously thieved it near Fancherche, in the Ward of Langebourne, viz., on Wednesday the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula, the year aforesaid, whereof the said Henry de Mersshtone appeals him. Pledges for prosecution, viz., Roger Gille and John Frere, "peleter." The said Henry de Godmynchestre says he is not guilty, and puts himself on the country. And a jury comes by Nicholas atte Forde, John Pategris, Geoffrey de Everesdone, John de Sothereye, William Palmere, Simon de Warefeld, Simon le Barber, John Hardekyn, Robert le Proude, Richard Walram, John de Brayneford, Ralph de Mixebery, and John de Stoke, who say on oath that the said Henry is not guilty. Therefore let him go quit thereof.

Folio ccxix.

Delivery of Infangenthef made before John de Oxon', the Mayor, in the presence of Roger de Depham, Andrew Aubrey, John Hamond, Walter Neel, William de Thorneye, and Richard de Berkynge, Aldermen, John de la Rokele, Sheriff, and John de Foxtone, the Coroner, Wednesday before the Feast of St. George [23 April], 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342].

John Lucas, "tayllour," Thomas de Shobyndone, "sadelere," and Walter de Derteford, "smyth," taken with the mainour of divers pieces of white cloth and one piece of cloth of gold (panni de Dorre), of the value of 10s., at the suit of William de Huntyngdon, "lyndraper," for burglary of the house of the said William in the Ward of Candelwykestrete on Saturday after Easter, the year aforesaid, when they feloniously robbed him of five pieces of linen and four pieces of cloth of "Blanket" of the value of 40s. and other goods and chattels, viz., linen and woollen cloth of the value of a mark, whereof he appeals them Pledges for prosecution, viz., Robert Gregori, "lyndraper," and Robert de Oundele, "lyndraper." Thereupon, the said John, Thomas, and Walter being separately asked how they wished to acquit themselves, the said Thomas says that he is a clerk, and could not answer without his ordinaries (fn. 11) (sine ordinar' suis) And because the Court could not proceed further with the delivery of the said Thomas, he was remitted to the prison of Neugate until the coming of the Justices of the said gaol, &c. The said John and Walter say they are not guilty, and put themselves, &c. And a jury comes by Henry atte Lanende, Henry le Neve, John atte Wode, John le Neve junior, Robert atte Dene, John de Staundone, Thomas de Ely, John de Waltham, Walter de Langele, Richard Turk, Stephen de Cornwall, and Robert de Oundele, who say on oath that John Lucas is not guilty of the felony aforesaid and did not withdraw himself. (fn. 12) Therefore quit. And the jurors likewise say that the aforesaid Walter is guilty. Therefore [let him be] hanged. Chattels none.

Delivery of Infangenthef made in the Guildhall, London, Thursday before the Nativity B. M. [8 Sept.], 16 Edward III [A.D. 1342], before Simon Fraunceys, the Mayor, John de Rokele, Sheriff, and John de Foxtone, the Coroner, in the presence of Roger de Depham, the Recorder, Andrew Aubrey, Richard Lacer, William de Thorneye, William de Caustone, and John de Aylesham, Aldermen.

Adam de Ichingtone, co. Warwick, taken at the suit of Richard de Grenstede, "cordewaner," with the mainour of fifty-four pairs of shoes, of the value of 22s. 6d., which the said Adam feloniously thieved from the house of the said Richard at Billyngesgate, feloniously breaking the house on the night of Sunday after the Feast of the Decollation of St. John Bapt [29 Aug ], the year aforesaid, wherefore the said Richard appeals him. Pledges for prosecution, viz., Thomas de Asshe, "cordewaner," and John de Norhamptone, "cordewaner" The said Adam says he is not guilty, and puts himself on the country. A jury comes by Walter Servat, John Kyng, Simon atte Dane, Ralph de Bery, John le Keu, John atte Welle, John atte Loke, cordwainer, Laurence Belewe, Edmund de Sandwych, Richard Malemayn, Robert de Derby, and Simon le Chaundeler, who say on oath that the said Adam is guilty. Therefore [let him be] hanged. Chattels none.

Folio ccxix.

Delivery of Infangenthef made before Simon Fraunceys, the Mayor, in the presence of Roger de Depham, John de Aylesham, William de Pontefract, William de Caustone, John de Caustone, Thomas Leggy, John Hamond, and Richard de Berkynge, Aldermen, Richard de Kyselyngbury and John Lovekyn, Sheriffs, and John de Foxtone, the Coroner, Saturday before the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 17 Edward III [A.D. 1342-3].

Henry de Waperlond de Wentebrigge taken at the suit of Walter de Staneford, "dieghere," with the mainour of three pieces of blue cloth (panni de blueto) of the value of 24s., of which the said Henry had feloniously robbed the said Walter at Pouleswharf on the 4th March, the year aforesaid, whereof the said Walter appeals him before Richard de Kyselyngbury, one of the Sheriffs, and John de Foxtone, the Coroner. Pledges for prosecution, viz., William atte Corner and Richard de Staneford, "dieghere." The said Henry says he is not guilty, and puts himself, &c. And inquisition being taken by oath of Hugh le Chaundeler, William atte Mere, John de Charrynge, Stephen de Staneford, John Denewey, Richard atte Corner, Walter de Cherteseye, Walter Harneys, Thomas de Sandewyche, Richard le Chaundeler, Richard de Staneford, and Thomas de Suttone, they say that he is guilty. Therefore [let him be] hanged Chattels none.

Delivery of Infangenthef made before the Mayor, Aldermen, and Sheriffs, Thursday after the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 17 Edward III[A.D. 1343].

Roger de Norhamptone, "squyler," (fn. 13) taken at the suit of Pain de Mentriche, brewer, with the mainour of a cup of mazer, of the value of half a mark, feloniously thieved from the said Pain in the parish of St. Bride de Fletestrete on Wednesday after the Feast of St. Michael, the year aforesaid, whereof the said Pain appeals him. Pledges for prosecution, viz., Reginald de Thorpe and John Walsheman, "cordewaner." The said Roger says he is not guilty, and puts himself upon the country. A jury comes by Alexander Fraunceys, John Truent, Richard Hert, Alan de Fisshbourne, John Walsheman, John de Pymeworth, Simon de Dordright, William de Abyndone, Adam de Oxon', William de Hestone, "cordewaner," Nicholas le Carpenter, and Richard le Sadelere, who say on oath that the said Roger is guilty. Therefore [let him be] hanged Chattels none.

Delivery of "Infangethef" made before John Hamond, the Mayor, the Aldermen, Sheriffs, and Coroner, Saturday the Feast of St. Lucia [13 Dec.], 17 Edward III. [A.D. 1343].

Alan de York, "peleter," Thomas de York, "chaundeler," and John de Bredstrete, "portour," taken at the suit of William Pyteman, servant of John Borgeys, "hosiere," of Cordewanerstrete, with the mainour of rayed cloth (fn. 14) (panni radiati) of the value of 41s., which they had feloniously taken out of the custody of the said William in Cordewanerstrete on Saturday the Feast of St. Nicholas [6 Dec.], the year aforesaid, whereof the said William appeals them. Pledges for prosecution, viz., John Borgeys and William de Dustone, "hosiere" The said Alan, Thomas, and John say they are not guilty, and put themselves on the country. And inquisition having been taken by oath of Albin le Settere, Robert le Clerk, Richard de Horsham, John Busshe, William de Haukedene, Roger le Skynnere, John de Hoo, "cordewaner," Adam de Bernham, William Edward, Hanekyn Lenglissh, Nicholas Jolype, and John Gregge, skinner, they say that the said Alan, Thomas, and John are guilty.. Therefore [let them be] hanged Chattels none.

Folio ccxx.

Delivery of Infangenthef made before John Hamond, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and Sheriffs, and John de Foxtone, the Coroner, Friday after the Feast of St. Botolph [17 June], 18 Edward III. [A.D. 1344].

John de Chadesle, co. Lincoln, taken at the suit of John de Haukeshale, servant of Richard de Toppesfeld, "cotiller," with the mainour of sixty-three knives, of the value of 6s. 8d., belonging to the said Richard and in the custody of the said John, in Chepe, together with other goods and chattels of the said Richard to the value of 10 marks, which he feloniously thieved on the night of Saturday after the Feast of St. Barnabas [11 June], the year aforesaid, whereof the said John de Haukeshale appeals him. Pledges for prosecution, viz., Richard de Toppesfeld, "cotiller," and William de Castr[o], goldsmith The said John de Chadesle says he is not guilty, and puts himself, &c. A jury comes by Thomas de Macchyngge, Nicholas de Goldyngtone, William de Bury, Richard le Morager, Adam atte Hulle, armourer, William Gorel, William atte Raven, taverner, Geoffrey atte Lanende, Thomas le Porter, John de Flandene, John de Coggeshale, and Thomas Spray, who say on oath that the said John de Chadesle is guilty. Therefore [let him be] hanged Chattels none.

Delivery of Infangethef made before John Hamond, the Mayor, Roger de Depham, Richard Lacer, William de Caustone, Aldermen, Thomas Legy and Geoffrey Tableter, Sheriffs, and John de Foxtone, the Coroner, Friday after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 18 Edward III. [A.D. 1344-5].

Hugh de Redyng, taverner, John Bussard de Thacchesham, John de Wysbech, fishmonger, and John Skydemore de Malmesbury taken at the suit of William de Dustone, "hosiere," with the mainour of divers pieces of cloth of different colour, of the value of 100s., and for burglary (et pro burgaria) of the said William's shop in Cordwanerstrete and feloniously thieving the said cloth on the night of Monday after the Epiphany [6 Jan.], the year aforesaid, whereof he appeals them. Pledges for prosecution, viz., Hugh de Stowe, "hosiere," and James Andrew, draper. Being asked how they would acquit themselves, the aforesaid Hugh de Redyng and John Bussard say they are clerks, and are therefore committed to prison, quousque, etc, and the aforesaid John de Wysbeche and John Skydemore say they are not guilty, and put themselves, &c. A jury comes by Thomas Brus, William de Haukedene, John de Coventre, William de Nortone, "taillour.," William Chelry, Roger le Wyse, John de Hoo, John Grigge, John Swan, John Bruggewater, Hereman Settere, and David le Cordewaner, who say on oath that the said John de Wysbeche and John Skydemor[e] are guilty. Therefore [let them be] hanged Chattels none.

Delivery of Infangethef made before the aforesaid Mayor, Aldermen, Sheriffs, and Coroner, Friday after the Feast of St. Matthias, Ap [24 Feb.], 19 Edward III. [A.D. 1344-5].

Robert de Strattone and Gilbert Denewey taken at the suit of Thomas de Hedersete, "sherman," with the mainour of two pieces of cloth of "appelblom medle," (fn. 15) containing twelve ells, of the value of 20s., feloniously thieved from him in the parish of St. Mary Magdalen de Milkestrete on Tuesday the Feast of St. Peter in Cathedra [22 Feb.], the year aforesaid, whereof the said Thomas appeals them. Pledges for prosecution, viz., Thomas atte Wode and Richard de Carlel, "taillour" The said Robert says that he is a clerk, and therefore he is committed to prison, quousque, etc The said Gilbert says he is not guilty, and puts himself, &c. A jury comes by Thomas de Macchynge, Robert le Glovere, Thomas Jay, Richard de Kent, Thomas de Warlee, Hugh Busshe, Robert le Disshere, John de Farlee, Henry Flynt, William de Shrouesbery, "skynnere," Walter le Barber, and Robert de Bartone, who say on oath that the said Gilbert is guilty. Therefore [let him be] hanged Chattels none.

Folio ccxx b.

Delivery of Infangenthef made before John Hamond, the Mayor, the Aldermen, Thomas Legy and Geoffrey de Wychingham, Sheriffs, and John de Foxtone, the Coroner, Saturday the Feast of St. George [23 April], 19 Edward III. [A.D. 1345].

Byndo (fn. 16) de Florence, Lombard, taken at the suit of John de Croydone, taverner, servant of John atte Belle, vintner, with the mainour of six cups of silver and half of a broken silver cup, of the value of £4, feloniously thieved from the said servant in Bercherverslane, (fn. 17) in the Ward of Langebourne, on Thursday before the Feast of St. George, the year aforesaid, whereof the said John de Croydone appeals him. Pledges for prosecution, viz., John de Draytone, "taillour," and Nicholas de Harewedone, clerk The said Byndo says he is not guilty, and puts himself on the country. A jury comes by Robert de Stratford, Roger Godchepe, Edward Cordewaner, Eustace le Peleter, William Hampslap', Richard Horslake, Henry Buntynge, tailor, William Wylde, Thomas de Saham, tailor, John Waldecart, Richard Michel, tailor, and John Peautrer, who say on oath that he is guilty Therefore [let him be] hanged Chattels none.

Delivery of Infangenthef made before John Hamond, the Mayor, the Aldermen, Thomas "Legi" and Geoffrey de Wichingham, Sheriffs, and John de Foxtone, the Coroner, Wednesday before the Nativity B. M. [8 Sept.], 19 Edward III. [A.D. 1345].

Thomas Harmere, of Sussex, and Thomas de Blurtone de Roberdesbregge taken at the suit of Stephen de Popeltone, servant of John Fynche de Wynchelse, with the mainour of divers goods and chattels feloniously thieved from the said Stephen outside Bisshopesgate on Friday after the Decollation of St. John Bapt [29 Aug.], the year aforesaid In like manner the aforesaid Thomas and Thomas taken at the suit of John Whitheved, of Wynchelsee, with the mainour of divers goods and chattels feloniously thieved from the said John without Bisshopesgate the same day Thereupon the said Thomas Harmere says he is a clerk, &c. Therefore he is committed to the prison of the lord the King at Neugate, quousque, etc. The said Thomas de Blurton says he is not guilty, and puts himself on the country. A jury comes by John de Waltham, Robert de Bristoll, "dieghere," Thomas Gynes, John le Brewere, John Herynge, Roger le Brewere, Richard de Harengeye, Robert Dycoun, Nicholas atte Brodegate, William de Eppynge (Erpynge?), John le Mareschal, and Nicholas Blosme (Blosine?), who say on oath that he is guilty Therefore [let him be] hanged Chattels none (fn. 18).

Delivery of Infangenthef made before Richard Lacer, the Mayor, Roger de Depham, John Hamond, John de Caustone, Bartholomew Deumars, Geoffrey de Wychingham, Aldermen, John de Gloucestre and Edmund de Hemenhale, Sheriffs, and John de Foxtone, the Coroner, in the Guildhall, Wednesday after the Feast of St. Barnabas [11 June], 20 Edward III. [A.D. 1346].

John Duk de Mundene, co. Herts, taken at the suit of Roger de Shrouesbury, skinner, for the burglary of the said Roger's house and for goods feloniously stolen, viz., four white furs of lamb of the value of 8s. and a "courtepy" of gold (de Dorre), furred for a woman, of the value of 5s., in the parish of St. Mary de Wolcherchehawe, in the Ward of Walbroke, on Wednesday the eve of the Ascension [25 May], the year aforesaid, whereof the said Roger appeals him. Pledges for prosecution, viz., William Meire, "skynnere," and John de Uptone, "skynnere" The said John says he is not guilty, and puts himself, &c. A jury comes by John Thurstone, Peter le Chaundeler, John de Walsham, Thomas de Pekham, Richard Palmere, John de Stafford, Simon le Palmere, Peter de Bixle, Henry le Packere, Roger le Keu, "hakeneyman," Roger Leangre, and Henry de Shawe, who say on oath that he is guilty Therefore [let him be] hanged Chattels none The mainour is delivered to the aforesaid Roger in full Court, &c.

Folio ccxxi.

Delivery of "Infangeth" held at the Guildhall, Thursday after the Feast of St. Matthias, Ap [24 Feb.], 21 Edward III [A.D. 1346-7], before Geoffrey de Wychingham, the Mayor, Roger de Depham, Richard Lacer, Simon Fraunceys, Richard de Berkyng, Aldermen, John de Croydone and William Clapitus, Sheriffs, and John de Foxtone, the Coroner .

John Quarel, of co. Dorset, taken at the suit of Simon le Taverner, servant of William atte Wylde, taverner, with the mainour of two cups of silver of the value of 16s., belonging to the said William and in the custody of the said Simon, which he feloniously thieved in the new tavern at Holebourne on Tuesday after the Feast of St. Matthias, the year aforesaid, whereof the said Simon appeals him before William Clapitus, one of the Sheriffs, and John de Foxtone, the Coroner. Pledges for prosecution, viz., William le Chaundeler de Holbourne and Simon de Iswode. The said John says he is not guilty, and puts himself, &c. A jury comes by Stephen atte Pye, Robert Bydoun, John de Whitefeld, William le Ferour, Peter atte Rededore, Richard Bray, Walter de Eggewere, John de Flaundene, William de Waldene, chandler, William de Chelchethe, Thomas de Henele, and John de Yepeswyche, who say on oath that he is guilty. Therefore [let him be] hanged. Chattels none.

Folio ccxxi b.

Delivery of Infangenthef made at the Guildhall before Thomas Leggy, the Mayor, Roger de Depham, Andrew Aubrey, John Hamond, Richard Lacer, and William de Thorneye, Aldermen, Richard de Basingstoke, Alderman and Sheriff, and John de Foxtone, the Coroner, Tuesday before the Feast of SS. Perpetua and Felicitas [7 March], 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1347-8].

Thomas de Bray, "brewere," taken at the suit of William le Cartere de Fynchesle with the mainour of two young oxen (boviculi) and three cows, of the value of 30s., feloniously thieved by the said Thomas outside Aldresgate on Sunday after the Feast of St. Matthias [24 Feb.], the year aforesaid, whereof the said William appeals him. Pledges for prosecution, viz., John le Peyntour without Aldresgate and John Curteys, "tymbermongere." The said Thomas says he is not guilty, and puts himself, &c. A jury comes by Richard atte Ponde, John Curteys, Roger de Almaygne, Henry le Leche, John de Carletone, Nicholas de Tauntone, John de Wynchestre, Robert de Suttone, John Sterre, Edmund Fryday, Elyas Fraunceys, and Robert de Mimmes, who say on oath that he is guilty. Therefore [let him be] hanged. Chattels none.

Delivery of Infangenthef made at the Guildhall before Walter Turk, the Mayor, Roger de Depham and the rest of the Aldermen, and Adam de Bury and Ralph de Lenne, the Sheriffs, Monday after the Feast of the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr [7 July], 24 Edward III. [A.D. 1350].

Richard de Bristoll and Simon de Berdesdale taken at the suit of William de Cornwaille, "taillour," with the mainour of two surcoats, one of cloth of "Brounmedle," (fn. 19) for a woman, of the value of 14s. 4d., and the other of blue (de blueto), for a man, of the value of 10s., feloniously thieved in the parish of St. John de Zakarie, in the Ward of Aldresgate, whereof the said William appeals them. Pledges for prosecution, viz., William de Clyftone and Roger de Gysbourne. The said Richard and Simon are brought up by the keeper of the gaol. Being asked how they would acquit themselves, the said Richard says he is a clerk. He is therefore remitted to Neugate until the next gaol delivery. The said Simon says he is not guilty, and puts himself, &c. Thereupon an inquisition taken. A jury (fn. 20) comes and says that he is guilty Therefore [let him be] hanged Chattels none.

Delivery of Infangenthef made in the Guildhall before Andrew Aubrey, the Mayor, in the presence of Richard Lacer and Roger de Depham, Aldermen, Gilbert de Stayndrope and John Wrothe, Sheriffs, and Henry de Suttone, the Coroner, Thursday after the Feast of St. Botolph [17 June], 26 Edward III. [A.D. 1352].

Thomas de Bovyntone taken at the suit of John de Kelfeld, of co. Lincoln, with the mainour of a furred surcoat and two double hoods, (fn. 21) of the value of 4s., and two sheets, of the value of 40d., of which he had feloniously robbed the said John on Monday after the Feast of St. Augustine [26 May], the year aforesaid, in Sholane, near Holborn, whereof the said John appeals him. Pledges for prosecution, viz., John de Boterwyk and John Broun. The said Thomas puts himself, &c. A jury comes by William de Patryngtone, fuller, John de Nortone, "webbe," (fn. 22) John Heynes, Walter de Wynthedene, Roger Costantyn, Nicholas de Audele, Walter Chaundeler, Philip Forester, John atte Felde, tanner, Henry Dymenell, Stephen atte Pye, and Nicholas de Worstede, who say on oath that he is guilty Therefore [let him be] hanged. Chattels none.

Folio ccxxii.

At the same delivery, Alice de Chalkes, co. Kent, taken at the suit of John Stevene, of co. Essex, with the mainour of a brass pot of the value of 5s. feloniously thieved from the said John on Thursday the Feast of the Ascension [17 May], the year aforesaid, without Aldresgate, whereof he appeals her Pledges for prosecution, viz., John le Bordurer and Walter Barfote. The said Alice puts herself, &c. A jury comes by Walter Bowiere, William de Brunham, John Kendale, Robert de Leyghtone, John de Lesne, Robert le Hattere, Thomas de Lynne, Thomas Sadelere, David de Leycestre, William de Clapthorpe, Roger Smert, and William de Cryngelford, who say she is not guilty. Therefore let her go quit thereof.

Delivery of Infangenthef in the Guildhall, Friday after the Feast of SS. Fabian and Sebastian [20 Jan.], 29 Edward III. [A.D. 1355- 1356?], before Simon Fraunceys, the Mayor, Roger de Depham and William atte Welde, Aldermen, Thomas de Brandon and Walter Forster, Sheriffs, and Henry de Suttone, the Coroner .

John de Burtone, of Ely, taken at the suit of Agnes Percy, servant of Robert de Croydone, taverner, with the mainour of a cup of silver and a cup of mazer, of the value of 20s., feloniously thieved in Estchepe, in the Ward of Billyngesgate, on Friday after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 29 Edward III [A.D. 1355-6], whereof she appeals him. Pledges for prosecution, viz., Robert de Croydone, taverner, and William de Coventre, skinner The said John puts himself, &c. A jury comes by Adam de Kelyngworth, Robert Cory, John Rolf, Philip Page, Robert de Lyndwode, Henry atte Beche, Robert Osbarn, William de Coresle, "bocher," William Hewe, John de Ware, "cok," John Wysman, and John de Kent, who say on oath that he is guilty Therefore [let him be] hanged. Chattels none.

John de Burtone, of Ely, taken at the suit of Matthew Beaumarys, servant of Philip "Fitz" Nichol, "vyneter," with the mainour of a cup of mazer, of the value of 10s., feloniously taken at "le Wolwharf" in Tower Ward on Sunday after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 29 Edward III. [A.D. 1355-6], whereof the said Matthew appeals him. Pledges for prosecution, viz., Philip Nichol and John de Kent, taverner The said John puts himself, &c. A jury comes as above, and says on oath that he is guilty Therefore [let him be] hanged. Chattels none.

Folio ccxxii b.

Delivery of "Infangthef" made in the Guildhall before John de Stodeye, the Mayor, in the presence of Roger de Depham, Simon Dolsely, John Pecche, Thomas Dolsely, Bartholomew Frestlynge, John de Chichestre, Aldermen, the aforesaid Bartholomew and Stephen Cavendisshe, Sheriffs, and Henry de Suttone, the Coroner, Saturday before the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1357-8].

Henry Van Tene taken at the suit of Laurence de Flete, servant of Richard de Oxon', draper, with the mainour of a piece of red cloth, of the value of 5½ marks, feloniously thieved in Cordewanerstrete on Thursday after the Feast of SS. Perpetua and Felicitas [7 March], the year aforesaid Pledges for prosecution, viz., Richard de Oxon', draper, and John Botiller, draper The said Henry appears in custody of the gaoler, and being asked by the aforesaid Roger de Depham, the Recorder of the City, how he would acquit himself, acknowledged the felony. Therefore [let him be] hanged. Chattels none The said Laurence to recover the mainour.

Delivery of Infangthef made in the Guildhall before Nicholas Brembre, the Mayor, William Cheyne, the Recorder, Adam Stable, John "Phelipot," John Haddele, Adam de St. Ives, John Estone, Robert Warbeltone, John Rote, John Vyne, John Kirketone, and William Badby, Aldermen, and Andrew Pykeman and Nicholas Twyford, Aldermen and Sheriffs, Tuesday before the Feast of the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr [7 July], viz., the 6th July, 2 Richard II [A.D. 1378].

Simon Wylde de Estland, "Bedemakere," (fn. 23) taken at the suit of Thomas Trewe, "haberdasshere," with the mainour of divers goods and chattels (fn. 24) which, with two other unknown thieves, he forcibly took from the house of the said Thomas, near the Friars Minors, in the parish of St. Ewen (Audoem), in the Ward of Farndon Within, on the night of Sunday the 4th July, the year aforesaid, whereof the said Thomas appeals him. Pledges for prosecution, viz., John Salle and Richard Spencer, "haberdassheres" The said Simon says he is not guilty, and puts himself on the country. A jury of the venue (visneti (fn. 25)) aforesaid comes by John Gilmyn, William Bumsted, Richard Coupere, John Canynges, John Watervylle, Richard Totyngge, William Belde, John Coddeswold, Thomas Roundell, John Cursone, Robert atte Coke, and John Haytfeld, who say on oath that the said Simon is guilty. Therefore [let him be] hanged Lands and tenements of the said Simon none Chattels of the same, a coverlet and a sheet of the value of 6d..

Folio ccxxiii.

Delivery of Infangthef made in the Guildhall before John Philipot, Mayor, John Warde, Roger Elys, Walter Sibyle, Robert Boxford, John Sely, John Heylesdone, John Shelford, and Thomas Welford, Aldermen, and John Bosham and Thomas Cornwaleys, Aldermen and Sheriffs, Wednesday, 31 Aug, 3 Richard II [A.D. 1379].

John Netlebed, of co. Suff, taken at the suit of John Baldewell, "cook," with the mainour of 18 silver spoons, of the value of 40s., 7 pieces of silver, of the value of 10 marks, 4 girdles harnessed with silver, of the value of 20 marks, 2 cups of mazer bound with silver-gilt, of the value of 40s., a pair of "paternostres" of "aumber," with a fermail of gold and another fermail of silver-gilt, and a gold ring of the value of 10s., which the said John Netlebed forcibly and feloniously stole from the house of the said John Baldewell in Briggestrete, in the Ward of Bridge, in the parish of St. Leonard, on Tuesday the 30th August, the year aforesaid, whereof the said John Baldewell appeals him. Pledges for prosecution, viz., Bartholomew Berforde, "hostiller," and Walter Tauntone, "sadeler" The said John Netlebed says he is not guilty, and puts himself on the country. A jury of the venue aforesaid comes by Thomas Junek (Innek?), Simon Cadan', Edmund atte Crouche, John Caunterbury, John Smart, John de Ware, John de Kent, Richard Jurdone, Richard Dorelle, John Keterynge, William Dancastre, and John Harwode, who say on oath that he is guilty Therefore [let him be] hanged John Baldewelle to recover the aforesaid mainour. Chattels none.

Folio ccxxiii b.

Delivery of "Infangenthef" made in the Guildhall before John Norhamptone, Mayor, William Cheyne, the Recorder, Thomas Welford, John Fresshe, Thomas Irland, William Knyghtcote, Robert Lucas, Roger Elys, Adam Karlille, Edmund Olyver, William Kyng, [Aldermen], John Hende and John Rote, Sheriffs, Thursday the Feast of St. Lucia [13 Dec.], 5 Richard II [A.D. 1381].

John Munde, junior, otherwise called John Andreu de Abbeye Waltham, co. Essex, taken at the suit of Adam Ledyard, "jeweler," with the mainour of divers jewels and other chattels (fn. 26) feloniously taken from the house of the said Adam in the parish of St. Martin at Ludgate, in the Ward of Farndone Within, at dusk on the night of Wednesday after the Feast of the Conception B. M. [8 Dec.], the year aforesaid, whereof the said Adam appeals him. Pledges for prosecution, viz., John Ledyard, "settere," and William Leyk, "taillour" The aforesaid goods and chattels were found upon the felon at the time of his capture in the aforesaid Ward, and the felon himself was there taken on the Wednesday aforesaid The said John Munde says he is not guilty, and puts himself on the country. A jury of the venue aforesaid comes, viz., Robert Lyncoln, Richard Reve, John Craft, Walter Yepeswich, Richard Waltham, Robert Tillebury, John Terry, Symon Warmyntone, John de Kent, John Wynchestre, John Daventre, and John Kyng, who say on oath that he is guilty Therefore [let him be] hanged, and let the said Adam recover the mainour aforesaid Chattels none.

Delivery of Infangenthef made in the Guildhall before John Norhamptone, the Mayor, John Philipot, Knt, Nicholas Brembre, Knt, Thomas Carletone, John More, Simon Wynchecombe, Adam Bamme, William Bys, Aldermen, John Hende and John Rote, Sheriffs, and John Charneye, the Coroner, Friday after the Feast of the Assumption B. M. [15 Aug.], 6 Richard II [A.D. 1382].

Walter atte Watre, "goldsmyth," and Nicholas Somersete, of Phelip Norton, co. Somerset, taken at the suit of John Frensshe, "goldsmyth," with the mainour of divers goods and chattels (fn. 27) feloniously taken from the shop of the said John at the corner of Fridaystrete in Westchepe, in the parish of St. Matthew in the Ward of Farndon Within, on the night of Wednesday after the Feast of the Assumption B. M. , the year aforesaid, whereof he appeals them. Pledges for prosecution, viz., William Lucas, "goldsmyth," and William Penere, "goldsmyth".

Also the said Walter and Nicholas taken at the suit of Thomas Stoke, "goldsmyth," with the mainour of divers goods and chattels (fn. 28) feloniously taken from his shop in the above place, ward, and parish the same night, whereof he appeals them. Pledges for prosecution, viz., William Tyngewyk, "goldsmyth," and John Lutone, "goldsmyth." The said goods both of John Frensshe and Thomas Stoke were found with the felons at the time of their arrest on the Wednesday aforesaid. The said Walter and Nicholas say they are not guilty, and put themselves on the country. A jury of the venue comes, viz., Henry Markeby, Henry Malemayn, William Grantham, Thomas Dany, William Bretford, John Bernes, Roger Ryot, John Lutone, John Pyers, John Osebourne, Roger Crane, and Richard Burgate, who say on oath that they are guilty And because the said Walter and Nicholas were clerks and could read, and [the Court was] without an Ordinary, &c., it could not proceed to judgment, and they were committed for safe custody to Neugate, quousque, etc Chattels none.

Folio ccxxiv.

Delivery of Infangenthef made in the Guildhall before Nicholas Brembre, the Mayor, William Cheyne, the Recorder, Thomas Cornwaleys, Henry Vannere, William More, John Hende, John Estone, John Sely, William Ancroft, Roger Elys, Adam de St. Ives, and Geoffrey Crymelford, Aldermen, [and] Simon Wynchecombe and John More, Sheriffs, Saturday after the Feast of St. Botolph [17 June], 7 Richard II [A.D. 1384]..

John Dugard, "fruter," taken at the suit of Nicholas Symcok with the mainour of £70 13s. 4d. in nobles numbered and enclosed in a leather bag, 4 silver spoons of the value of 12s., a purse called "hamodeys" (fn. 29) of "velewet," of the value of 18d., feloniously taken from the house of the said Nicholas in the parish of St. Peter the Less, near Pouleswharf, in the Ward of Castle Baynard, on Thursday before the Feast of St. Botolph, the year aforesaid, at the third hour of the day, whereof the said Nicholas appeals him. Pledges for prosecution, viz., Thomas Tillebury, "lorymer," and Henry Shelford The money and goods were found on the felon at the time of his arrest on Friday the Feast of St. Botolph aforesaid The said John says he is not guilty of the felony, and puts himself on the country. A jury of the venue of the parish aforesaid comes, viz., John Fisshe, Robert Asshetone, Roger Bynge, "fullere," William Arundel, Richard de Clyve, Philip Garlekmongere, William Shirwode, Michael Chaundeler, Thomas Ledbury, John Sprot, Roger Bowe, and Thomas Aldenham, who being elected, tried (triati (fn. 30)), and diligently examined, say on oath that the said John Dugard is guilty, and the said Nicholas prosecuted (pros') his appeal Therefore the said felon was hanged (suspensus fuit), &c. Chattels none The said Nicholas recovered the mainour aforesaid.

Folio ccxxiv b.

Delivery of Infangenthef made in the Guildhall before William Venour, the Mayor, John Tremayn, the Recorder, Adam Bamme, John Hende, William Baret, Thomas Austyn, Adam Karlille, Henry Bamme, William Bramptone, Aldermen, John Loveye and John Walcote, Sheriffs, and John de Scardeburgh, the Coroner, Saturday after the Feast of St. Botolph [17 June], 13 Richard II [A.D. 1390].

John Prentys and John Markyngtone taken at the suit of Thomas Provendre, mercer, for breaking into his house in the parish of St. Michael in Bassieshawe, in the Ward of Bassyngeshawe, (fn. 31) and feloniously removing divers goods on the night of Thursday before the Feast of St. Botolph aforesaid The felons were in possession of the greater part of the goods when arrested the next day Pledges for prosecution, viz., John Burre, mercer, and Peter Morys, mercer The felons say they are not guilty, and put themselves on the country. A jury of the venue of the parish aforesaid comes, viz., Walter Godman, Thomas Cave, Thomas Multone, John Sparwe, Henry Asshebourne, Richard Paynell, Thomas Wobourne, Matthew Karlille, John Bokelsmythe, Thomas Beneyt, John Heryerd, and John Wynchester, who being elected, tried, and diligently examined, say on oath that the said John Prentys and John Markyngtone are guilty Therefore [they are] hanged (suspens') Chattels none And the said Thomas Provendre maintained (manutenuit) his appeal and recovered the mainour, &c.

Folio ccxxv.

Delivery of Infangenthef made in the Guildhall before William Askham, the Mayor, Thomas Thornburgh, the Recorder, Richard Whityngtone, William Fremelyngham, William Crowmere, William Bramptone, William Venour, Geoffrey Broke, Aldermen, Thomas Polle and Thomas Fauconer, Sheriffs, and John Pokelyngtone, the Coroner, Tuesday after the Feast of Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr [7 July], 5 Henry IV [A.D. 1404].

William Frothyngham, of co. York, taken at the suit of John Denys, "jeweler," for breaking into the house of the said John in the parish of St. Martin within Ludgate, in the Ward of Farindone Within, on the night of the Feast of the Translation of St. Thomas aforesaid, and feloniously taking divers goods and chattels, viz., a mazer with silver-gilt bands and a silver stand of the value of 20s., and a pair of prayers of amber (unum par precum de aumber (fn. 32)) of the value of 13s. 4d., and other goods and chattels of the value of £10, whereof the said John appeals him. Pledges for prosecuting his appeal, viz., John Aunger and John Walshe The said William says he is not guilty, and puts himself on the country. A jury of the venue of the parish aforesaid comes, viz., William Hanwelle, John Hall, William Joye, John Henxworth, John Bedford, William Jondrell, Robert Stalworth, Richard Thornhull, Martin Barnaby, John Walsshe, Richard Catelyn, and William atte Wode, who being elected, tried, and diligently examined, say on oath that the said William Frothyngham is guilty Therefore hanged Chattels none And the said John Denys maintained his appeal and recovered the goods aforesaid, &c.

Delivery of Infangenthef made in the Guildhall before John Wodecok, the Mayor, John de Prestone, the Recorder, John Hadlee, Thomas Knolles, John Shadworth, William Venour, Robert Chychele, Thomas Fauconer, Aldermen, and Henry Gartone and William Crowmere, Sheriffs, Monday, 26 April, 7 Henry IV [A.D. 1406].

William Hegge taken on the previous Saturday at the suit of Margaret Normantone, late wife of Thomas Normantone, grocer, with the mainour of divers goods and chattels (fn. 33) feloniously thieved by night from her shop in the parish of St. Mary de Colcherche, in the Ward of Westchepe, on the Saturday aforesaid, whereof she appeals him. Pledges for prosecution, viz., James Cok and John Chadde. The said William says he is not guilty, and puts himself on the country. A jury of the venue aforesaid comes, viz., Richard Reynolde, Nicholas Bukhirst, Robert Barfoot, Peter Coteler, William Cornevile, John Denys, William Cawode, Ralph Aas, John Parfey, John Wottone, John Whytbred, and William Ingram, who say on oath that the said William is guilty They say also that he was taken at the suit of the said Margaret on the Saturday aforesaid. Therefore it is adjudged by the Court that the said William be hanged by the neck, &c. Thereupon the said William says that he is a clerk, and can read, &c. And because the Court is without an Ordinary, it cannot proceed further to judgment, &c. Therefore the said William is committed to the gaol of the lord the King at Neugate, there to remain, quousque, etc.

Folio ccxxv b.

Delivery of "Infangthef" made in the Guildhall before Drew Barentyn, the Mayor, John Prestone, the Recorder, Richard Whitingtone, William Staundone, Thomas Knollys, John Shadworth, Robert Chichele, Thomas Fauconer, Thomas Polle, Stephen Speleman, and William Louthe, Aldermen, [and] William Nortone and Thomas Duke, Sheriffs, Tuesday, 19 Feb, 10 Henry IV [A.D. 1408-9].

John Brook, of co. Southampton, taken on the previous Saturday at the suit of John Power, servant of Robert Twyer, draper, with the mainour of a piece of green woollen cloth, of the value of 5 marks, feloniously thieved by night from the shop of the said Robert in the parish of St. Michael, in the Ward of Cornhill, on the Saturday aforesaid, whereof the said John appeals him. Pledges for prosecution, viz., John Twyer and William Draper The said John Brook says he is not guilty, and puts himself on the country. A jury of the venue aforesaid comes, viz. [ends abruptly].

[Fos ccxxvi-ccxxx b blank].

Footnotes

  • 1. Continued from Letter Book F, fo. ccxli b.
  • 2. Henry I adjudged that all thieves, that is to say all thieves taken with the mainour, or "hand habende" thieves, should be hanged 'Flor. Wig,' ii 57.
  • 3. Cook.
  • 4. 'Memorials,' p. 206.
  • 5. Probably a tall glass set in silver John de Oxenford in 1361 bequeathed to Richard his son two silver cups with covercles to match and a tour de veer See 'Cal. of Wills, Court of Hust,' ii 53.
  • 6. The Goldsmiths at that time congregated in or near the Old Change.
  • 7. Ironmonger.
  • 8. Dordrecht.
  • 9. A portable breviary or vade mecum. Cf. "Portehors".
  • 10. Vide supra, p. 47n.
  • 11. In other words he claimed "benefit of clergy," and required the presence of the Ordinary before whom to read his "neck verse".
  • 12. This appears to be the correct in terpretation of the words nec retraxitse, which often follow a verdict of acquittal The words puzzled the late Mr Cordy Jeaffreson when he came across them in the Middlesex County Records, and at one time he was disposed to interpret them "nor did the jury withdraw from or retract that verdict" (See his 'Calendar,' vol ii, Preface, p. xxx) Even the discovery of such English equivalents as "noe flienge," "did not flie," "nor fled," &c., which crop up in the seventeenth century, failed to convince him of his error (see 'Calendar,' vol iii, Preface, p. xiii), and it was not until he was nearing the end of his valuable work that he recognized that the words nec se retraxit meant that the accused had not been guilty of "the minor offence of having fled from justice" (See 'Calendar,' vol iv, Preface, pp. viii ix).
  • 13. Maker of "esqueles" or porringers (Riley). More probably a scullion.
  • 14. Striped cloth Cf. "chalon rayes," 'Letter-Book E,' fo. ccx.
  • 15. Cloth of the colour of apple bloom mixed with other colours.
  • 16. Cf. "Binde" de Florence, 'Cal Letter Book B,' p. 6.
  • 17. Birchin Lane.
  • 18. Set out at greater length in 'Memorials,' pp. 229 30.
  • 19. Of a mixed brown colour.
  • 20. The names of the jurors are not recorded.
  • 21. Duorum capuciorum duplicat', meaning probably lined hoods.
  • 22. Weaver.
  • 23. Probably a maker of prayer-beads for rosaries, a "paternostrer".
  • 24. Set out in 'Memorials,' pp. 422 423 The editor, however, appears to have misread "cradilbondes" as "cradilbowes," which he con nects with the trade of "bower de layne" (See 'Cal. Letter Book D,' p. 51n) This connexion appears very plausible, as a "bower de layne" or "bowiere lanarum" may well mean a maker of woollen bonds, or bands for cradles or beds.
  • 25. The vicinage (vicinetum) or neigh bourhood whence a jury is sum moned for trial of a cause, the legal term "venue" being a corruption of "visnue".
  • 26. Particulars set out in 'Memorials,' p. 455.
  • 27. Particulars set out in 'Memorials,' p. 470.
  • 28. Ibid, p. 471.
  • 29. Spelt "hamondeys," on fo. ccxxii b Dictionaries have been searched in vain for an interpretation See 'Memorials,' p. 422.
  • 30. Refers to the practice of challenging jurors, the challenges were tested and tried Pollock and Mait land, ii 596, note 2.
  • 31. The juxtaposition of "Bassie shawe" and "Bassyngeshawe," in the opinion of the editor of the 'Memorials' (p. 520 n), serves to show that the former had its name from the Bassets and the latter from the Basings, but this is doubtful More probably Bassishaw is only a corruption of Basingshaw.
  • 32. Meaning probably a pair of rosaries, or prayer-beads, made of amber Cf. a pair of "paternostres" of "aumber," supra, p. 269.
  • 33. Particulars set out in 'Memorials,' p. 562.