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 40/575, rot. 425
Pleading: [Here from CP40/756 rot. 118; also again repeated without conclusion on CP40/577 rot.302] Martin S. is in mercy for many defaults. Joan G. and John S., executors of the will of John G., claim that MS detains from them a certain bond showing that William B. was held to the late John G. in 51m. Damages claimed at £40. The plaintiffs offer proof of executry to the court.
Pleading: MS comes with the said bond and says that he is ready to deliver it with the court's decision. However, he says that the bond was given to him with the mutual assent of John G. and WB. to be returned only under certain conditions, and he does not know, on behalf of WB, if those conditions have been met. MS seeks that WB be brought before the court etc. The decision is that WB is to be made to come before the court Hilary term 1405. Likewise, day is given between the parties in Hilary term 1405. Order to the sheriff of London etc.
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