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CP40/560: Hilary term 1401

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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 094

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Adam Turk states that Gilbert Skynner made bond with him in £4 2s on 4 April 1397, but did not pay, to his damage of 100s. Shows bond in court.

Pleading: GS states that he should not be bound, as he made the bond under duress while imprisoned by AT and his associates at Coventry.

Pleading: AT states that GS was not imprisoned at the time of the bond, but made it of his own free will not under duress. Both parties seek enquiry. Sheriff of Warwickshire to have a jury of Coventry here at the quindene of Easter.

Postea text: Various posteas, to octave of Michaelmas 1402.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 04/04/1397
(due) 14/09/1397 < Cross, Exaltation of
Imprisonment Coventry < Warwickshire < England (initial) 04/04/1397
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Adam Turk (m) Citizen Skinner London < England Plaintiff
Gilbert Skynner (m) Coventry < Warwickshire < England Defendant
John Seymour (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Wymmdeswold (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 101

Term: Hilary 1401
County: Hertfordshire
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Damages awarded: 100s
Case type: Bond; Sale of goods

Pleading: The plaintiffs state that Roger Olyver made bond with them in £40 on 20 April 1399, but did not pay, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: RO states that he should not be bound, as the plaintiffs made an agreement with him on 21 April 1399 that if he delivered 63 quarters of good malt to them in Royston between the date of the bond and 24 July 1399, into the hands of Thomas Tanfeld, servant of John Gillyng, vintner, then the bond should be cancelled. He met all the conditions of this agreement.

Pleading: The plaintiffs say that RO did not deliver this malt during this specified period, as he claims.

Pleading: RO states that he did deliver this malt as he claims. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff of Cambridgeshire to have jury of Royston here at octave of Purification. Pledges named.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite until quindene of Trinity. RO did not come, found in default, jury did not come, in respite until octave of Michaelmas, nisi prius they come before the justices of assize at Cambridge on the Saturday after St Margaret next.

Postea text: On this day, plaintiffs come by attorney, justices sent record that on that day, before John Cokayn and John Markham, justices of assize, plaintiffs came in person, jury say that RO did not deliver this malt as he claimed. Plaintiffs to recover debt, and 100s damages. RO amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Ware < Hertfordshire < England (initial) 20/04/1399
(due) 06/05/1399
Contract (not Service/employment) St Gregory by St Paul's < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 21/04/1399
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Cokayn (m) Justice
John Gillyng (m) Vintner Other
John Godsonde (m) Cheshunt < Hertfordshire < England Plaintiff
John Markham (m) Justice
John Staumpe (m) Citizen Brewer London < England Plaintiff
Nicholas Agnell (m) London < England Surety for defendant
Ralph Albyn (m) London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Edmond (m) London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Seman (m) London < England Surety for defendant
Roger Olyver (m) Citizen London < England Defendant
Thomas Kays (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Tanfield (m) Servant Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 107d

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: The plaintiffs state that John Baker made bond with Richard Giffard in 5m 4s 8d on 13 September 1398, but did not pay RG or his executors, to their damage of £10. They show the bond in court, and the testamentary letters appointing them as executors.

Pleading: JB asks that the bond and endorsement be read in court. The endorsement states that if JB were to pay 30s at All Saints next, and 41s 4d at the following Christmas, then the bond would be cancelled. He states that he paid these sums as required, at Woodham Ferrers.

Pleading: Plaintiffs say that JB did not pay the 30s due at All Saints 1398. Both Parties request enquiry. Sheriff of Essex to have jury of Woodham Ferrers here at Easter three weeks.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Nicholas Cole Abbey < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 13/09/1398
(due) 01/11/1398 < All Saints
(due) 25/12/1398 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Agnes Giffard (f) Executor, Plaintiff
Dennis Lopham (m) Executor, Plaintiff
John Baker (m) Woodham Ferrers < Essex < England Defendant
John Hill (m) Executor, Plaintiff
John Laurence (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Giffard (m) dec. Citizen Fishmonger (lately of) London < England Testator
Thomas Cays (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 109

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: John Benyngton states that John Ludby, with John Fox and Richard Tukker, on 8 June 1400, broke into his house and took goods worth £40, namely a strong-box full of various objects, including rings and brooches of gold and silver, a robe of motley lined with white blanket, a fur tunic with white lamb's wool lining, certain bedding, five linen sheets, a pillow, a canvas, and two pairs of shoes, to his damage of £100.

Pleading: JL denies force and arms. Both parties on the country. Parties summoned for the quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
St Anne and St Agnes < Aldersgate Ward < London < England (initial) 08/06/1400
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Benyngton (m) Chaplain Plaintiff
John Fox (m) Accessory
John Ludby (m) Defendant
Richard Tukker (m) Accessory

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 112

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Contract (general)

Pleading: Elizabeth de Arundell states that on 25 November 1388, John de Arundell agreed to rent to Thomas a great chamber on the eastern side of the hall of his manor of Stopham, another chamber annexed to the first, and also a long chamber on the western side of the hall, between the kitchen and the granary, with a 'clerkenewall' enclosing a garden to the north side of the hall, along with annexed fireplaces and free entry and exit to these chambers, for two years from the date of the bond, as long as he did not damage the rest of the hall. In exchange, Thomas was to pay at the manor of Chancton, [Sussex], 42 marks, 10 marks at the octave of Epiphany, 10m at the octave of the purification, and 22m at the quindene of Easter. He did not pay JA or EA, to their damage of £40. Agreement shown in court, sealed by Thomas, and also the will of John, appointing EA as executor.

Pleading: TN states that this property was taken from him before the end of the agreed period, and that he did pay the requested sums at the times agreed, at Surrey in Kent.

Pleading: EA says that TN did not pay the 22m due at the quindene of Easter 1389. Both parties seek enquiry. Sheriff of Kent to have jury of Sturry here at quindene of Easter. Pledges named.

Postea text: Sheriff said writ arrived too late, to octave of Trinity. Process continued, jury in respite to quindene of Easter 1402.

Postea text: EA came, TN did not come, judgment given in default, jurors did not come, in respite to quindene of Trinity, nisi prius they come before William Rykyll, Justice of the Bench, at Canterbury on 21 May 1402.

Events
Type Place Date
Rental Agreement St Katherine Cree < Aldgate Ward < London < England (initial) 25/11/1388
(due) 13/01/1389
(due) 08/02/1389
(due) 02/05/1389
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Elizabeth Arundell (f) Executor, Plaintiff
John Arundell (m) dec. Knight Testator
John Empyngham (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Peter Colyn (m) Kent < England Surety for defendant
Richard Hunt (m) Kent < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Kilras (m) Kent < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Neubrugge (m) Defendant
William Emery (m) Kent < England Surety for defendant
William Rykyll (m) Justice Justice

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 115

Term: Hilary 1401
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Robert Foulmere states Thomas Newenton made a bond with him in £300, payable in the church of St Peter Westminster (Westminster Abbey), but neither TN nor AG have paid, to his damage of £100. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: The defendants, claiming that they were not aware of this bond, say that TN appointed as his executors AG and Robert Upgate, who jointly administered Thomas's goods in the parish of St Dunstan in the East, Tower ward, London. RU is not named in the writ, for which they seek another writ.

Pleading: RF states that TN appointed AG and RU as executors, but that RU refused to act, as TN was indebted to many people.

Pleading: Defendants state that RU did act with AG in administering the goods of TN in St Dunstan in the East. Both parties seek enquiry. Sheriff of London to have jury at quindene of Easter.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite until octave of Trinity, nisi prius they come before William Rykhill and William Hankeford, justices of the Bench, at St Martin le Grand on 17 May 1401. On this day, parties came by attorney, WR sent record that on that day, before him and Thomas Stotevile, RF came, John Godeston did not, but his attorney brought letters of protection, dated 5 March 1401, stating that JG was serving the king under Thomas de Swynborne, captain of Hammes castle, the letters to last for one year, during which he was to be free of all pleas except pleas of dower. To which RF showed letters cancelling the protection, dated 9 March 1401, as the king understood that JG was not in his service but delaying in London, and procured the letters in order to exclude the king from sums in which JG was bound to Richard II, and other sums to other people. Jurors placed in respite until the octave of St John the Baptist, unless they come before Rikhill and Hankeford, justices, at St Martin le Grand on 16 June 1401, as the jury did not come.

Case notes: For cancellation of the letters of protection mentioned in the postea, see CPR 1399-1401, p.443.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 12/09/1396
(due) 24/06/1397 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Anna Godeston (f) Executor, Plaintiff
John Godeston (m) Plaintiff
John Grene (m) Attorney of defendant
John Seymour (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Foulmere (m) Clerk Plaintiff
Robert Upgate (m) Executor
Thomas Newenton (m) dec. Citizen Mercer London < England Testator
Thomas Stotevile (m) Justice
Thomas Swynborne (m) Captain Hammes [castle] Other
William Hankeford (m) Justice Justice
William Rykhill (m) Justice Justice

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 116

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Assault; Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: Elizabeth, duchess of Norfolk states that on 24 August 1400 the Suttons broke into her house in London, took goods worth 10m (cloth, linen and wool), and assaulted her servant, Agnes Dersyngham, so that she was deprived of service for 1 week, to her damage of £10.

Pleading: The Suttons deny responsibility for this attack. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
London < England (initial) 24/08/1400
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Agnes Dersyngham (f) Servant Other
Elizabeth Mowbray (f) Duchess Norfolk [dukedom] Plaintiff
Hugh Bronage (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Idonea Sutton (f) Defendant
John Sutton (m) Tailor Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 121d

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Simon Bodham states that Edward Botiller made bond with him in 100s on 18 October 1398, but did not pay, to his damage of £40.

Pleading: EB says that he should not be bound, as he was imprisoned at the time by SB and his associates at Weald Moors, and made the bond under duress.

Pleading: SB states that EB was not imprisoned at the time of the bond, and made it freely and not under duress. Both parties seek enquiry. Sheriff of Shropshire to have jury of Weald Moors here at quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Martin Vintry < Dowgate Ward < London < England (initial) 18/10/1398
(due) 25/03/1399 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Annunciation of
Imprisonment Weald Moors < Shropshire < England (initial) 18/10/1398
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edward Botiller (m) Knight Defendant
Henry Broun (m) Defendant
Richard Edmond (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Simon Bodham (m) Citizen Vintner London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 129d

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: The executors say that Mathew Gourney was receiver for Simon Wynchecombe, from Hilary 1380 to Easter next following, and later, on 30 July next, he accounted before John Phelpot, then mayor of London, and Nicholas Brembere, knight, auditors assigned by SW, and was found to be in arrears by £12 17s 2d. He has not paid this money, either to SW or his executors, to their damage of £20. They show in court the testamentary letters by which they are executors and have administration.

Pleading: MG states that there was never any such reckoning between him and SW. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Easter.

Postea text: 2 posteas, to quindene of Michaelmas 1401.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Mary Colechurch < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 30/07/1380
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Clee (m) Citizen London < England Executor, Plaintiff
John Phelpot (m) Mayor London < England Auditor
John Seymour (m) Citizen London < England Executor, Plaintiff
Mathew Rede (m) Citizen Armourer London < England Executor, Plaintiff
Matthew Gourney (m) Knight Defendant
Nicholas Brembere (m) Knight Auditor
Richard Personn (m) Executor, Plaintiff
Robert Charyngworth (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Simon Wynchecombe (m) dec. Citizen Armourer London < England Testator
William Enote (m) Alderman, Citizen London < England Executor, Plaintiff
William Godefelawe (m) Attorney of defendant
William Horston (m) Citizen London < England Executor, Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 131

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: William Pountfreyt states that Mathew Gurney bought two squirrel furs and five white lambs' furs from him on 6 February 1391 for 40s, but did not pay, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: MG states that he does not owe this or any money. Both parties on country. Sheriff to bring jury at quindene of Easter.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, sicut prius to quindene of Trinity.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Mary Aldermary < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 06/02/1391
(due) 26/03/1391 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Seymour (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Matthew Gurney (m) Knight Defendant
William Godefelowe (m) Attorney of defendant
William Pountfreyt (m) Citizen Skinner London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 135d

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £300
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: Plaintiffs state that on 15 June 1400 they delivered to Thomas Weston for safekeeping a bond, by which they were bound to Thomas Coventre and John Lodelowe in £300, returnable on request, but he refuses to return it, to their damage of £300.

Pleading: TW shows the bond in court, saying that he is prepared to deliver it to whoever the court orders. He says that the bond was delivered by the plaintiffs and others, to be returned when certain conditions were met, but he does not know if these have been met. He asks that TC and JL be warned. Granted. Sheriff to summon TC and JL to be here at quindene of Easter, to show any cause why the bond should not be returned to the plaintiffs.

Postea text: 2 posteas, to quindene of Trinity 1401.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond England
Safe Keeping St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 15/06/1400
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Parker (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John atte Sole (m) Clerk Kent < England Plaintiff
John Lodelowe (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Creditor
John Northwych (m) London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Coventre (m) Clerk Creditor
Thomas Weston (m) Defendant
William Marener (m) Citizen Goldsmith London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 136d

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Thomas Knole says that Nicholas Stokenbury, on 13 September 1397, bought from him 6 pounds of ginger, 100 pounds of pepper, 5 pounds of saffron, 2 pounds of cloves, 2 pounds of 'grain of paradise', 84 yards of Spanish iron, 3 bales of madder, one barrel of black soap, one bale of alum and 140 lbs of cotton thread, for £36 13 7¾d, but has not paid £28 6s 8d of this sum, to his damage of £40.

Pleading: NS states that he does not owe this or any sum. Ordered to wager his law at Easter three weeks. Compurgators named.

Postea text: TK did not come, he and pledges amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 13/09/1397
(due) 01/08/1398 < St Peter ad Vincula
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Parker (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Henry Parker (m) Attorney of defendant
John [un-named] (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Nicholas Stokenbury (m) Canterbury < Kent < England Defendant
Thomas Knole (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
William Elys (m) Surety of law (compurgator)

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 138

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £200
Case type: Taking of goods

Pleading: John, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, states that James Clifford, on 1 September 1399, took from him 2 horses worth 10m, and other goods, namely one mitre, one portable breviary, two cloths of gold, 7 yards of black cloth, one bed with all its fixtures, one tablecloth, one towel, 3 pieces of silver, and one piece of silver and gilt, to value of £30, and £70 in cash, to his damage of £200.

Pleading: JC denies force and arms, and acting against the peace, and states that after Henry IV came into England on 1 July 1399 to pursue Richard II and his adherents, he was ordered to attach the bishop, who was adhering to Richard, and bring him to Henry. On 1 August 1399 he found the bishop at Northleach in Gloucestershire, with these horses, goods and cash, and took the bishop and the property, to Henry in London, delivering them into the custody of Thomas Rempston, steward of the king's household, for the king's use. And he says that in the parliament held at Westminster on 14 October 1399, it was ordained that no-one should be prosecuted for assisting the new king or pursuing Richard II, or taking goods to his use, from the time of Henry's return to the date of his coronation.

Pleading: The Bishop states that he is not aware that James ever had orders to arrest him and his goods at Northleach and take them to London, as he alleges, but says that before that Monday he was in possession of these goods etc, and that he was forcibly removed from possession on that Monday, in London, as he claimed.

Pleading: JC says that he was in possession of this property on that day for the reasons given. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to bring jury of St Gregory's parish at Easter one month.

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods St Gregory by St Paul's < Castle Baynard Ward < London < England (initial) 01/09/1399
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Broun (m) Attorney of plaintiff
James Clifford (m) Defendant
John Burghill (m) Bishop Coventry and Lichfield [diocese] Plaintiff
Thomas Rempston (m) Steward King's Household [royal household] Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 152

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 40s
Damages awarded: 40s
Case type: Loan

Pleading: John Bally states that Simon Ripon borrowed 40s from him on 10 January 1394, but has not re-paid the debt, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: SR denies that he owes this money. Ordered to wager his law at the octave of the Purification next. Pledges named.

Postea text: JB came, SR did not come. JB to recover debt by default, and damages of 40s. SR amerced. JB freely remits 43s 4d of the sum owed.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Mildred Poultry < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 10/01/1394
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Gillyng (m) London < England Surety for defendant
John Bally (m) Plaintiff
John Empyngham (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Gerard (m) Smith Surety for defendant
John Vescy (m) Yorkshire < England Surety for defendant
Simon Ripon (m) Defendant
Thomas Mannyng (m) Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 152

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Assault

Pleading: John and Agnes Merston claim that John Quynce assaulted Agnes in London on 30 September 1400, to their damage of £40.

Pleading: JQ denies responsibility. Both parties on country. Sheriff to have jury here [date omitted]

Events
Type Place Date
Assault All Hallows the Less < Dowgate Ward < London < England (initial) 30/09/1400
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Agnes Merston (f) Plaintiff
John Merston (m) Plaintiff
John Quynce (m) Innkeeper London < England Defendant
Roger Merbury (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 152

Term: Hilary 1401
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: 6m
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: Richard Stalyngburgh states that Richard Hodelshawe accounted before Robert Rouclyf, auditor, on 15 June 1398, and was found to be in arrears by £6. He has not paid, to his damage of 6m.

Pleading: RH states he never accounted before RR, as claimed. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to bring jury at octave of the Purification. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 15/06/1398
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Leyre (m) Suffolk < England Surety for defendant
Richard Hodelshawe (m) Defendant
Richard Matheu (m) Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
Richard Stalyngburgh (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Robert Rouclyf (m) Auditor
Thomas Coventre (m) London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Says (m) Essex < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 192

Term: Hilary 1401
County: Hampshire
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Bond

Pleading: The Bishop of Winchester states that John Whitwell made a bond with him for £200, but did not pay, to his damage of £100. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JW says the bond was not of his making. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Trinity. Pledges named.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, sicut prius to octave of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Bishop's Sutton < Hampshire < England (initial) 28/08/1397
(due) 07/04/1398 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Sutton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Whitwell (m) Jeweller London < England Defendant
Richard Tombrell (m) Surety for defendant
Robert Mildenhale (m) Surety for defendant
Walter Hoke (m) Surety for defendant
William Byngham (m) Surety for defendant
William Wykeham (m) Bishop Winchester [diocese] Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 192

Term: Hilary 1401
County: Hampshire
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Bond

Pleading: The bishop of Winchester states that Robert Mildenhale made bond with him for £200, but did not pay, to his damage of £100. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: RM claims that the bond was not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Trinity. Pledges named.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, sicut prius to octave of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Bishop's Sutton < Hampshire < England (initial) 28/08/1397
(due) 07/04/1398 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Sutton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Whitwell (m) Surety for defendant
Richard Tombrell (m) Surety for defendant
Robert Mildenhale (m) Citizen Skinner London < England Defendant
Walter Hoke (m) Surety for defendant
William Byngham (m) Surety for defendant
William Wykeham (m) Bishop Winchester [diocese] Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 193

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Arbitration; Reckoning of account

Pleading: Michael Roos states that William Coste accounted for various sums before Richard de Welby and John Hansell, auditors, at Michaelmas 1400, and was in arrears by 20m. He has not paid, to his damage of 20m.

Pleading: WC states that afterwards, on 8 November 1400, both parties placed themselves in the arbitration of Ralph Swell and John Botiller, who decided that WC should pay MR 40s for this and all other disputes. He duly did this before the arbitrators.

Pleading: MR says that he never placed himself in arbitration before RS and JB. Both parties seek enquiry on country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Easter. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 29/09/1400
Abritration All Hallows Lombard Street < Bishopsgate Ward < London < England (initial) 08/11/1400
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Botiller (m) Arbitrator
John Croydon (m) London < England Surety for defendant
John Hansell (m) Auditor
John Kyngesmull (m) London < England Surety for defendant
John Norton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Michael Roos (m) Grocer Plaintiff
Ralph Swell (m) Arbitrator
Richard Welby (m) Auditor
Robert Ayleston (m) London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Gryg (m) London < England Surety for defendant
William Coste (m) Spicer Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 193

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: John Mygelee states that John Gibbes accounted with him for various sums on 1 January 1400, and was found to be in arrears by 58s. He has not paid this, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: Gibbes states that he does not owe this or any money to Mygelee. Ordered to wager his law at quindene of Easter. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 01/01/1400
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Gibbes (m) Defendant
John Mygelee (m) Plaintiff
Richard Lond (m) Surety for defendant
Robert Charyngworth (m) Surety for defendant
Roger Merbury (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 193d

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Salerne claims that John Pope made bond with him in £21 6s 8d on 7 June 1394, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: Pope requests that the bond and endorsement be read in court. The endorsement states that the bond should be cancelled if Pope paid 20s at that Michaelmas, and 20s at each of the principal terms until £10 13s 4d is paid, the last of these payments being for 13s 4d. He states that he paid these sums at St Albans at the terms required by the endorsement.

Pleading: JS refuses to withdraw action, since [entry incomplete].

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 07/06/1394
(due) 29/09/1394 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Pope (m) St Albans < Hertfordshire < England Defendant
John Salerne (m) Rye < Sussex < England Plaintiff
William Emory (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 214

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: John Styward states that John Outlowe accounted before Richard Sutton and William Whitby, auditors, on 3 August 1399 for various debts, contracts and receipts between them, and was found to be in arrears by £18 18s 4d. He has not paid, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: Outlowe appears. Day is given at quindene of Easter, without essoin. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 03/08/1399
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edward Sallowe (m) Surety for defendant
Hugh Bristowe (m) Surety for defendant
John Outlowe (m) Defendant
John Styward (m) Broker London < England Plaintiff
Richard Sutton (m) Auditor
Robert Brounflete (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Whitby (m) Auditor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 239

Term: Hilary 1401
County: Cornwall
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Damages awarded: 13s 4d
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: John Colshull states that Saier Parkeskate made a bond with him in £10 on 1 October 1398 at Launceston, payable at Tremadart at All Saints next following, but did not pay, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: SP claims that the bond was made under duress, stating that he was imprisoned in Launceston by Colshull and his associates at the time, and forced to make the bond.

Pleading: JC denies this claim, stating that SP was not in any prison, and made the bond freely. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Cornwall to have jury here at Easter three weeks. Pledges named.

Postea text: Process continued, jurors in respite until quindene of Michaelmas next, nisi prius they come before the justices of assize at Launceston on 8 August 1401. On that day, Colshull came by attorney, justices of assize sent record that on that day, before William Rykhill and William Wakefeld, justices of assize in Cornwall, JC came, SP did not come, jury came, said that he was free and not imprisoned at the time of the bond, and made it freely and not under duress. JC to recover debt, and damages of 13s 4d. SP and pledges amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Launceston < Cornwall < England (initial) 01/10/1398
(due) 01/11/1398 < All Saints
Imprisonment Launceston < Cornwall < England (initial) 01/10/1398
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Chambre (m) Surety for defendant
John Colshull (m) Esquire Plaintiff
John Plomer (m) Surety for defendant
John Ryche (m) London < England Surety for defendant
Pastasunn Polruden (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Est (m) Surety for defendant
Saier Parkeskate (m) Citizen Fletcher London < England Defendant
William Rykhill (m) Justice
William Wakefeld (m) Justice

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 263

Term: Hilary 1401
County: Lincolnshire
Writ type: Other
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Debt; Negligence

Pleading: William Marcheford states that he brought an action of debt against John Alcok of Lynn for £20 7s ¼d in the king's court, which continued until the sheriff of Lincolnshire was ordered to take Alcok, and to have him before the justices at the quindene of Hilary 1400. The sheriff passed this to the bailiff of the liberty of Sutton in Holland, due to the liberty, and on 9 January 1400 Alcok was taken. However, Jonson then maliciously allowed him to escape, in order to deny him recovery of his debt.

Pleading: RJ states that he never took JA as claimed. Both parties on country.

Events
Type Place Date
Negligence Lincolnshire < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Alcok (m) King's Lynn < Norfolk < England Other
Robert Jonson (m) Bailiff Sutton In Holland [liberty] Long Sutton < Lincolnshire < England Defendant
William Marcheford (m) Merchant London < England Plaintiff
William Symond (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 277

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Abduction

Pleading: Roger Swynerton claims that Thomas Wulf, on 21 June 1400, abducted his servant John Rouse, depriving him of his service for 10 weeks, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: TW denies responsibility. Both parties on country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Easter. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
Abduction St Botolph without Bishopsgate < Bishopsgate Ward < London < England (initial) 21/06/1400
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Arthur Ormesby (m) London < England Surety for defendant
Guy Tewkesbury (m) London < England Surety for defendant
John Rouse (m) Servant Other
Robert Charryngworth (m) London < England Surety for defendant
Roger Swynnerton (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Wulf (m) Defendant
William Emory (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Park (m) London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 277d

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Richard Bonsergeant says that Robert Bretvyle, on [date omitted] in the reign of Richard II, bought from him [amount omitted] pigs for this 40s, payable on request. However, he has not paid, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: RB claims that he does not owe this or any money. Both parties on country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Easter. Pledges named.

Postea text: Various posteas to Easter 1402

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Balby (m) London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Bonsergeant (m) Plaintiff
Robert Bretvyle (m) Citizen Butcher London < England Defendant
Robert Neuton (m) London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Warner (m) London < England Surety for defendant
William Est (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Kneveton (m) London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 277d

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: William Venour claims that on 31 January 1396 he delivered to Richard Clerk a sealed chest containing charters, writings and other muniments for safe-keeping, to return on request. However, he will not now return it, to his damage of £100.

Pleading: RC brings the chest into court, and states that he was given it as stated, and is prepared to return it. Court orders that Venour recover the chest. Clerk is not amerced as he came on the first day.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St James Garlickhithe < Vintry Ward < London < England (initial) 31/01/1396
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Clerk (m) Islip < Oxfordshire < England Defendant
William Venour (m) Citizen London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 303

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £10
Damages awarded: £10
Case type: Loan; Sale of goods

Pleading: Richard Bromley states that on 8 January 1399 John Cok bought from him 2000 'bunches' of glass for £10, and on 29 December 1399 he borrowed another £10 from him. He has not paid either debt, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: JC states that he does not owe this or any money. Ordered to wager his law at quindene of Easter. Pledges named.

Postea text: JC did not come. RB to recover debt, and damages of £10. JC amerced. RC remits £8 of these damages.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Mary Woolchurch < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 29/12/1399
(due) 02/02/1400 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Sale of Goods St Mary Woolchurch < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 08/01/1399
(due) 25/12/1399 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
James Knottesford (m) Surety for defendant
John Aleyn (m) Surety for defendant
John Byrkeley (m) Sussex < England Surety for defendant
John Cok (m) Glazier Chichester < Sussex < England Defendant
Richard Bromley (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Robert Kynge (m) Surety for defendant
Thomas Chepsted (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 323d

Term: Hilary 1401
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 40s
Damages awarded: 3s 4d
Case type: Loan

Pleading: John Seymour states that William Paweley borrowed 4m 3s 4d (i.e. 56s 8d) from him on 22 July 1400, but has not repaid it, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: William admits the debt. Order that John recover debt, and damages, set with assent of John at 3s 4d. William amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 22/07/1400
(due) 29/09/1400 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Seymour (m) London < England Plaintiff
William ate Garland alias William Paweley (m) Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 325

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: £100
Damages awarded: 6s 8d
Costs: 60s
Case type: Bond; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: The executors of Gilbert Talbot state that on 9 May 1390, Roger Helle made bond with GT for 20m, and borrowed of him another 20m, payable at Michaelmas next. He did not pay, to the damage of GT and themselves of £100. They show in court the bond for 20m, and the will of GT, appointing them as executors.

Pleading: RH requests that the bond and endorsement be read in court. The endorsement states that if RH holds to all agreements made between him and GT concerning the farm of the manor of Woodham Mortimer, then the bond shall be cancelled. He therefore states that he does not owe this 20m or any other money. Ordered to wager his law at Easter 3 weeks. Pledges named. And concerning the other 20m, he says that on 10 May 1390, at Woodham Mortimer, by an agreement of which RH presents in court the part sealed by GT [transcribed, in French], GT granted to RH the fee farm of the manor of Woodham Mortimer, from Michaelmas next for the life of GT, paying 17m yearly, equally at Easter and Michaelmas, with some exceptions. And he says he has kept to the terms of this agreement, both before and after GT's death.

Pleading: Executors say that RH has not paid to them the 20 oxen, worth 10s each, which he should have restored to them at the end of the lease, according to the terms of the grant. Both parties seek enquiry. Sheriff of enquiry to have jury of Woodham Mortimer here at Easter three weeks.

Postea text: Roger makes essoin, to quindene of Trinity.

Postea text: Parties come, Roger wagers law, executors amerced for false claim.

Postea text: Process continued, jurors in respite until quindene of Easter 1402, when parties came, jurors say that Roger did not render the aforesaid 20 oxen after Gilbert's death. Damages assigned of 6s 8d, recovery of debt of 20m, and 60s costs, total of 5m. Roger amerced.

Postea text: On 23/11/1402 the executors acknowledge satisfaction of the debt, so Roger quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 09/05/1390
(due) 29/09/1390 < Michaelmas
Loan St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 09/05/1390
(due) 29/09/1390 < Michaelmas
Rental Agreement Woodham Mortimer < Essex < England (initial) 10/05/1390
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Gilbert Talbot (m) dec. Knight (lately of) Richard's Castle < Hampshire < England Testator
John Broun (m) Surety for defendant
John Broune (m) Parson Stowe [church] Executor, Plaintiff
John Corbrig (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Lane (m) Executor, Plaintiff
John Pecche (m) Executor, Plaintiff
John Spenser (m) Parson Hatford [church] Hatford < Berkshire < England Executor, Plaintiff
Margaret Talbot (f) Plaintiff
Oliver Reynald (m) Surety for defendant
Roger Helle (m) Woodham Mortimer < Essex < England Defendant
Thomas Petteworth (m) Attorney of defendant
William Boton (m) Executor, Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 327

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Henry Pounfreyt states that William Brauncepath bought from him various saddles and bridles, with other apparatus, worth 65s but did not pay, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: WB says he does not owe this or any other money. Ordered to wager law at quindene of Easter. Pledges named.

Postea text: WB came, HP did not come. HP and pledges amerced, WB sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Peter Westcheap < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 31/03/1393
(initial) 22/07/1394
(due) 29/09/1394 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Geytyngton (m) Surety for defendant
Henry Pounfreyt (m) Citizen Saddler London < England Plaintiff
Ralph Braunspath (m) Surety for defendant
Thomas Bryght (m) Surety for defendant
William Brauncepath (m) Defendant
William Werketon (m) Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 328

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Simon Badham states that Thomas Haselmere bought 3 pipes of red wine and one pipe of white wine from him for £11 6s 8d on 16 December 1397, but did not pay, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: TH says he does not owe this or any other money as claimed. Ordered to wager law at quindene of Easter. Pledges named.

Case notes: See also second related entry on this same rotulet.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods All Hallows the Less < Dowgate Ward < London < England (initial) 16/12/1397
(due) 12/05/1398
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bray (m) Attorney of defendant
John Davy (m) Surety for defendant
Simon Badham (m) London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Haselmere (m) Croydon < Surrey < England Defendant
William Wyse (m) Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 328

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Simon Badham states that Thomas Haselmere bought 15 pipes of red wine from him on 15 October 1396, worth £40, but did not pay, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: TH says he does not owe this or any other money as claimed. Ordered to wager law at quindene of Easter. Pledges named.

Case notes: See also second related entry on this same rotulet.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods All Hallows the Less < Dowgate Ward < London < England (initial) 15/10/1396
(due) 10/08/1397
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bray (m) Attorney of defendant
John East (m) Surety for defendant
Simon Badham (m) London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Haselmere (m) Croydon < Surrey < England Defendant
William Davy (m) Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 329

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: Gilbert Acton says that Christina atte Pette, after the death of Simon Cook and as a single woman, on 2 August 1391, accounted before Adam Broun and Roger Crouche, auditors, for various fish and other merchandise received by SC for GA, and was found to be in arrears by £8 2s. However, she has not paid, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: The defendants state that before the date of Gilbert's writ, Christina had already made full administration of all goods which were Simon's on the date of his death, namely at Sandwich, Kent.

Pleading: GA states that on the day of the writ, 16 October 1399, Philip and Christina, as administrators, still had goods of SC to the value of the debt, in the parish and ward named. Both parties seek enquiry. Sheriffs of London to bring jury here at quindene of Easter. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 02/08/1391
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Adam Broun (m) Auditor
Andrew Lincoln (m) Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
Christina atte Pette (f) Sandwich < Kent < England Defendant, Executor
Gilbert Acton (m) Citizen Stockfishmonger London < England Plaintiff
Henry Oundell (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Peter Colyn (m) Surety for defendant
Philip atte Pette (m) Sandwich < Kent < England Defendant
Roger Crouche (m) Auditor
Simon Cook (m) dec. Testator
William Crest (m) Surety for defendant
William Netton (m) Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 382d

Term: Hilary 1401
County: Kent
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Arbitration; Reckoning of account

Pleading: John Meysham states that William Ledred was receiver of money for him from 24 June until Michaelmas 1394, and on 1 November 1394 he accounted before Ralph Barret and Roger Wilde, auditors, and was found to be 100s in arrears. However, he has not paid, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: WL states that the case should cease, as on 30 June 1399 JM placed himself in arbitration before Thomas Bruschet and William Kyng, on behalf of WL, and John Wygtoft and Robert Roper for JM, on this and other issues, and they agreed that WL should pay JM 20s in satisfaction of all disputes. This he duly paid.

Pleading: JM states that he never placed himself in this arbitration. Both parties seek enquiry. Sheriff of London to bring jury of this ward and parish here at quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Arbitration St Mary Woolchurch < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 30/06/1399
Accounting Postling < Kent < England (initial) 01/11/1394
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Parker (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Meysham (m) Plaintiff
John Wygtoft (m) Arbitrator
Ralph Barret (m) Auditor
Robert Roper (m) Arbitrator
Roger Wilde (m) Auditor
Thomas Bruschet (m) Arbitrator
Thomas Kirkeby (m) Attorney of defendant
William Kyng (m) Arbitrator
William Ledred (m) Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 421

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Elizabeth Botreaux states that William de Fulthorp made bond with her in £50 in London [parish and ward omitted] on 4 July 1396, but he did not pay, to her damage of £100. She shows the bond in court.

Postea text: [Pleading followed by separate mesne process entry, recording that the sheriff returned that he could not find Fulthorp, to quindene of Easter. He then did not send the writ, to Easter five weeks.]

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 04/07/1396
(due) 13/01/1397 < St Hilary
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Elizabeth Botreaux (f) Plaintiff
William Fulthorp (m) Knight Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 434

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Abduction; Arbitration; Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: James Cok states that William Selwode, on 29 July 1400, broke his close in London, took £10 in cash and abducted his servant Joan Argeston, depriving him of her service for 3 days, to his damage of £40.

Pleading: WS denies force and arms and acting against the peace, and places himself on the country. Regarding the rest, he says that on 13 December 1400, at Bristol, JC uttered contumelious words against him followed by an assault. Thereafter, at the intervention of friends, he and JC agreed to arbitration concerning this and all other disputes by Richard Pryns, chosen by JC, and John Gisby for WS, who decided that for this trespass and all other issues between them, WS should pay JC 12d and one gallon of wine. William has abided by this arbitration.

Pleading: JC states that he never placed himself in such arbitration. Both parties seek enquiry. Sheriff of Bristol to have jury here at quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Arbitration Bristol < Bristol < England (initial) 13/12/1400
Abduction
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
St Lawrence Jewry < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 30/07/1400
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
James Cok (m) Cutler Plaintiff
Joan Argeston (f) Servant Other
John Empyngham (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Gisby (m) Arbitrator
Richard Pryns (m) Arbitrator
William Selwode (m) Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 460

Term: Hilary 1401
County: Kent
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Robert Kelme states that Stephen London made bond with him in 100m on 29 December 1394, but did not pay, to his damage of £100. He shows bond in court, which records that Geoffrey Waryn, John Wallere, John Aleyn and Stephen were bound to RK in this 100m.

Pleading: SL says that RK remitted all actions between them on 21 September 1397, for him and his heirs. Shows document in court.

Pleading: RK says he did not make this agreement. Both seek enquiry on country. Sheriff of Essex to bring jury of Stratford Langthorne here at quindene of Easter. Bond to remain in custody of William Pountfreyt, king's clerk.

Postea text: Parties came, sheriff did not send writ, sicut prius, to octave of Trinity.

Postea text: On 10/11/1402 Harpesfeld, attorney for RK, came and stated that the plea was being discontinued, and Edmond, attorney for SL, requested the return of the bond. This was done, and Pountfreyt quit.

Case notes: See also similar case against Geoffrey Waryn on CP 40/562, rot 346.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Erith < Kent < England (initial) 29/12/1394
(due) 29/09/1395 < Michaelmas
Release (from Debt/obligation) Stratford Langthorne < Essex < England (initial) 21/09/1397
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Geoffrey Waryn (m) Citizen Vintner London < England Debtor
John Aleyn (m) Stratford Langthorne < Essex < England Debtor
John Wallere (m) Debtor
Richard Edmond (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Kelme (m) Draper Erith < Kent < England Plaintiff
Simon Harpesfeld (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Stephen London (m) Citizen London < England Defendant
William Pountfreyt (m) King's Clerk Official

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 524

Term: Hilary 1401
County: Somerset
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: William Hyde states that Thomas Adam bought 3 tuns of woad from him on 30 September 1398 for £26 4s 10d, but did not pay, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: Adam says he does not owe this or any money. Ordered to wager law at quindene of Easter. Pledges named.

Postea text: WH came, TA made essoin, to quindene of Trinity.

Postea text: Parties come, TA wagers his law. WH amerced for false claim. TA sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Martin Orgar < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 30/09/1398
(due) 30/03/1399 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Chilton (m) Surety for defendant
Robert Walsham (m) Attorney of defendant, Surety for defendant
Thomas Adam (m) Pensford < Somerset < England Defendant
William Hyde (m) Merchant London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 538

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £80
Case type: Loan; Sale of goods

Pleading: The executors of Robert Somersete state that Joan Mohun, Lady of Dunster, bought cloth from RS on 5 October 1388, namely 13 yards, one quarter and a half of scarlet, for £8 17s 8d, three entire cloths and 8 yards and one quarter of black cloth for £12 7s 11d, 7 yards of blue cloth for 39s 8d, 20 yards of russet grey for £4, 2 yards of red cloth for 10s, 16 yards and 1 quarter of cloth called 'sangwen' for £7 and 8 yards of cloth called 'mozre' for 36s, half a yard of violet cloth for 5s, 16 yards of white cloth for 50s 10d, 3 entire cloths, 11 yards one quarter and a half of striped cloth for £8 10s, three entire cloths, 11 yards and three quarters of cloth called 'medleye' for £9 15s 10d. Also, on the same day, she borrowed £22 17s 10d, which amounted to a total of £80 10s 9d, payable on request. However, she did not pay, to his damage of £80. They show in court the will of RS, by which they have administration.

Pleading: Joan states that she does not detain this or any other money from them. Order that she wager her law at Easter three weeks. Pledges named

Postea text: JM came, plaintiffs did not come. Plaintiffs amerced, JM sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Mary le Bow < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 05/10/1388
Sale of Goods St Mary le Bow < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 05/10/1388
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Agnes Somersete (f) Executor, Plaintiff
Henry Julian (m) Ironmonger Executor, Plaintiff
Joan Mohun (f) Lady Dunster < Somerset < England Defendant
John Lopynford (m) Attorney of defendant, Surety for defendant
Richard Milot (m) Surety for defendant
Robert Bevere (m) Apprentice Executor, Plaintiff
Robert Bussheye (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Lutonn (m) Executor, Plaintiff
Robert Somersete (m) dec. Citizen Draper (lately of) London < England Testator

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 540

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: The plaintiffs state that on 20 June 1400, they delivered to Thomas Weston a bond for safe-keeping, returnable on request. The bond recorded that John Sole, clerk, of Kent, William Maryner, citizen and goldsmith of London and John Northwych of London were bound to the plaintiffs in £13. However, TW will not return it, to their damage of £40.

Pleading: TW shows the bond in court, stating that he is prepared to give it to whomever the court orders. However, he states that it was given to him by the plaintiffs and other parties, under certain conditions, but he does not know whether these have been met. He asks that the others be warned. John Sole, William Maryner and John Northwych to be warned to be here at the quindene of Easter, to show any reason why the bond should not be returned to the plaintiffs.

Postea text: Parties come, sheriff said that they have nothing in his bailiwick, sicut prius to Easter five weeks; shown that Sole and Maryner have goods in Kent, and Northwych in Surrey, plaintiffs seek similar writs to sheriffs of those counties, to quindene of Trinity.

Postea text: Parties came, sheriff of Kent did not send writ, sicut prius to quindene of St John the Baptist; sheriff of Surrey said that the writ arrived too late, sicut prius to same.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond England
Safe Keeping St Mary Colechurch < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 20/06/1400
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Lodelowe (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Plaintiff
John Northwych (m) London < England Debtor
John Sole (m) Clerk Kent < England Debtor
Thomas Coventre (m) Clerk Plaintiff
Thomas Weston (m) London < England Defendant
William Maryner (m) Citizen Goldsmith London < England Debtor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 546d

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Debt of £8 13s 4d. Walter Spenser states that Thomas Haget made bond with him in £8 13s 4d, but neither he during his life nor his executor, Lucy Bawade, have paid this, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: Defendants ask to hear bond and endorsement. Endorsement states that if Spenser is paid £4 6s 8d on 14 July 1395, then the bond will be cancelled. They say that the case should cease, as Thomas paid this during his life, at West Grinstead, according to the terms of the endorsement.

Pleading: WS states that the conditions of the endorsement were not fulfilled as claimed. Both parties on country. Sheriff of Sussex to have jury of West Grinstead here at quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Michael le Querne < Cheap Ward < London < England (due) 14/07/1395
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bray (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Lucy Bawade (f) Defendant, Executor
Roger Bawade (m) Defendant
Thomas Haget (m) dec. West Grinstead < Sussex < England Testator
Walter Spenser (m) Citizen Piebaker London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 549

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: The plaintiffs state that John Hebbe made bond with them in £20 on 24 January 1397, but did not pay, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: JH, defendant, asks that bond and endorsement be read out. Endorsement says that if JH, defendant, or Philip Radenore pay 100s to either plaintiff by day named, and if PR pay to WR 6s 8d per year for the life of WR, namely 20d equally at Easter, Nativity of St John the Baptist, Michaelmas and Christmas, and if PR compensate WR for any fine made in the king's court for not prosecuting his writ of mayhem against PR, then the bond shall be quit. But if payment ceases, the bond shall remain in force. Therefore, JH says that the case should cease, as he and PR have always been prepared to pay this 100s, and offer to pay here in court, and that PR paid the aforesaid 6s 8d, except the 3s 4d which should have been paid at Michaelmas 1399 and Christmas 1399, which WR, at Chichester, refused to accept. PR also made compensation to WR for the fine for not prosecuting his writ of mayhem, as specified in the endorsement.

Pleading: Plaintiffs claim that PR did not offer to pay the 20d due at Michaelmas 1399, as claimed. Both parties seek judgment on country. Sheriff of Sussex to have jury of Chichester here at quindene of Easter. Pledges named.

Case notes: Incomplete duplicate also on rot 328. See also rot 549d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Swithin London Stone < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 24/01/1397
(due) 02/02/1397 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Geoffrey Hebbe (m) Chichester < Sussex < England Other
John Elsyng (m) Surety for defendant
John Hebbe (m) Fishbourne < Sussex < England Defendant
John Hebbe (m) Plaintiff
John Norton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Peter Arendell (m) Surety for defendant
Philip Radenore (m) Debtor
Philip Tutegos (m) Surety for defendant
Robert Wadecok (m) Surety for defendant
William Rycher (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/560, rot. 549d

Term: Hilary 1401
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: The plaintiffs state that Philip Radenore made bond with them in £20 on 24 January 1397, but did not pay, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: PR asks that bond and endorsement be read out. Endorsement says that if PR or John Hebbe of Fishbourne pay 100s to either plaintiff by day named, and if PR pay to WR 6s 8d per year for the life of WR, namely 20d equally at Easter, Nativity of St John the Baptist, Michaelmas and Christmas, and if PR compensate WR for any fine made in the king's court for not prosecuting his writ of mayhem against PR, then the bond shall be quit. But if payment ceases, the bond shall remain in force. Therefore, PR says that the case should cease, as he and JH have always been prepared to pay this 100s, and offer to pay here in court, and that PR paid the aforesaid 6s 8d, except the 3s 4d which should have been paid at Michaelmas 1399 and Christmas 1399, which WR, at Chichester, refused to accept. PR also made compensation to WR for the fine for not prosecuting his writ of mayhem, as specified in the endorsement.

Pleading: Plaintiffs claim that PR did not offer to pay the 20d due at Michaelmas 1399, as claimed. Both parties seek judgment on country. Sheriff of Sussex to have jury of Chichester here at quindene of Easter. Pledges named.

Case notes: Partial entry also on rot 328d. See also rot 549

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Swithin London Stone < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 24/01/1397
(due) 02/02/1397 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Geoffrey Hebbe (m) Chichester < Sussex < England Other
John Elsyng (m) Surety for defendant
John Hebbe (m) Fishbourne < Sussex < England Debtor
John Hebbe (m) Plaintiff
John Norton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Peter Arendell (m) Surety for defendant
Philip Radenore (m) Appledram < Sussex < England Defendant
Philip Tutegos (m) Surety for defendant
Robert Wadecok (m) Surety for defendant
William Rycher (m) Plaintiff