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 40/647, rot. 111
Pleading: JA states that he did not take the two oxen; both parties on country. He then states that he did take the horses and sheep, but he took them, justly from a place called Mopers. He states that JC holds of him 8 acres of land with appurtenances in Orsett, of which Mopers is a parcel, at a rent of 8s 2d, payable in four equal portions. This rent was in arrears by one year at the time of the seizure, and JA therefore took the animals in lieu of this arrears.
|Taking of Goods||Orsett < Essex < England||(initial) 05/10/1422|
|Rental Agreement||Orsett < Essex < England||
(due) < Michaelmas
(due) < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
(due) < Easter
(due) < Christmas
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/647, rot. 111d
Pleading: Edmund Chymbeham states that on 6 December 1417, the defendants took one silver and gilt ring, one gold signet, one box covered with gold spangles, four gold rings, four silver rings called 'jemewes', one gold rosary and one harp, worth £30, to his damage of £100.
|Taking of Goods||St Leonard Foster Lane < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England||(initial) 06/12/1417|
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/647, rot. 112
Pleading: John Sumpter says that on 20 January 1420 Joan Arneburgh, while a single woman by the name of Joan Aspall, made a bond with him in £100, payable at the feast of the Purification then next, but did not pay, to his damage of £200. He shows the bond in court.
Pleading: Robert and Joan Arneburgh ask that the bond and endorsement be read in court. Endorsement states that the bond will be cancelled if JA places herself in the arbitration of Thomas Mylde and Thomas Wylton, chosen by Sumpter, and Guy Roclyf and Roger Huswyfe, chosen by Joan, and abide by their decision regarding all disputes concerning the manors of Great Sampford in Essex and Gilston in Hertfordshire, provided the judgment is made by 31 January. They then seek licence to imparl until the octave of Hilary, with assent of Sumpter.
|Bond||St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England||
(due) 02/02/1420 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/647, rot. 113d
Pleading: Thomas Hamound states that John Swetyng, with John Bacon of London, vintner, at Margaretting, bought certain lands and tenements in London from him for a certain sum, payable at a certain day now past, and Thomas Knolles, citizen of London, later, at the request of Bacon and by security of Hamound, made a bond with Hamound and Swetyng for 100m of this sum, and this bond, with the assent of Hamound, was delivered to Swetyng for safe-keeping, to be delivered to Hamound on request. However, Swetyng, planning to defraud Hamound, refused to surrender the bond or bring a case against Knolles in court in his and Hamound's names, even though the money had never been paid, to his great damage.
|Property Transfer||Margaretting < Essex < England|
|John Bacon (m)||Vintner||London < England||Other|
|John Swetyng (m)||Husbandman||Margaretting < Essex < England||Defendant|
|Thomas Hamound (m)||Plaintiff|
|Thomas Knolles (m)||Citizen||London < England||Other|
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/647, rot. 115d
Pleading: The executors of Richard Merlawe, with Robert Chichele, say that Nicholas Bury made bond with RM in £30 on 22 July 1420, but did not pay, to their damage of £40. They show the bond in court.
Pleading: The plaintiffs deny this, stating that Nicholas was free and not imprisoned at this time, and made the bond freely and not under duress. All parties on country. Sheriff of Suffolk to have jury of Woodbridge here at the octave of Michaelmas.