Court of Common Pleas: the National Archives, Cp40 1399-1500. Originally published by Centre for Metropolitan History, London, 2010.
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/555, rot. 101d
Pleading: John Kent states that he delivered a chest containing muniments to John Vautot for safe-keeping, the documents including a charter by which John and Mary Wyneslowe granted to John Kent and William atte Fen lands in Finchingfield, called the Wood Hall, which had been purchased from John Kempe, and also a bond by which JW was bound to Kent in £100. However, neither John V nor his widow have returned it.
Pleading: Joan Vautot states that she is prepared to hand over the chest, but that JK and JW had given it to her husband to be restored under certain conditions, but she does not know if these have been fulfilled. Sheriff to summon JW at octave of Hilary to answer whether the chest should be restored to JK.
|Safe Keeping||Finchingfield < Essex < England||(initial) 08/02/1395|
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/555, rot. 123
Pleading: John Essheton claims that he delivered to John Cheryston for safe-keeping a chest containing documents, including a bond by which JE was bound to Thomas Exton in £20, and another bond whereby John Drewe was bound to William Essheton in £20. He will not now return the chest.
Pleading: John Cheryston states that the chest was handed to him jointly by JE and JD, under certain conditions, but he does not know whether these have been fulfilled. He will restore it to whoever the court decides. Sheriff to summon JD to appear at quindene of Hilary, to show any reason why the chest should not be delivered to Essheton.
|Safe Keeping||St Vedast Foster Lane < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England||(initial) 07/03/1399|