CP40/590
Trinity term 1408

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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 105d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 117d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 121d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 127
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 136d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 142
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 142d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 142d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 160
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 167
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 167
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 167d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 175
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 203d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 231d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 231d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 235d
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 105d

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Loan; Sale of goods

Pleading: John C. claims that John N. owes him 40s as the unpaid residue of a £4 debt, arising from the sale of cloth worth 30s 8d and a loan of 45s 5d [sic]. The cloth bought by JN was namely, 10 ells of green cloth and 16 ells of russet motley. Damages are claimed at 100s.

Pleading: JN says that he does not owe JC the aforesaid 40s nor any other monies and offers his law. Pledges of law are named as well as pledges for future appearance.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 06/07/1405
(due) 25/12/1405 < Christmas
Loan St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 22/12/1405
(due) 25/12/1405 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Cleye (m) Draper London < England Plaintiff
John Germayn (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Hunte (m) Hampshire < England Surety for defendant
John Norton (m) Nutley < Hampshire < England Defendant
Richard Goolde (m) Surety for defendant
Richard Holte (m) Surety for defendant
Thomas Bracy (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Thomas Semele (m) Wiltshire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 117d

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Geoffrey C. claims that John C. owes him £10 per a bond, payable at London. Damages are claimed at £20.

Pleading: JC says that the bond is not of his making and puts himself upon the country, and GC puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff etc. The bond is put into the safe keeping of clerk William P.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Bothaw < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 19/07/1378
(due) 10/04/1379 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Geoffrey Crymelford (m) Plaintiff
John Crukern (m) Defendant
Thomas Frome (m) Attorney of defendant
un-named (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Pountfreyt (m) Clerk Common Pleas [court] Clerk

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 121d

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Loan

Pleading: Thomas B. claims that John Q. owes him 40s per a loan. Damages are claimed at 100s.

Pleading: JQ says that he does not owe TB the aforesaid 40s nor any other monies and offers his law. Pledges of law are named. JQ's attorney Thomas A. is ordered to have his master before the court to make his law in Michaelmas term 1408.

Postea text: postea 1 - TB does not come and so he and his pledges of the prosecution are in mercy. JQ is without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 10/04/1407
(due) 24/06/1407 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Quentrell (m) Rippier Hartlip < Kent < England Defendant
Thomas Adam (m) Attorney of defendant, Surety of law (compurgator)
Thomas Bridbroke (m) Fishmonger Plaintiff
Thomas Champion (m) Surety of law (compurgator)

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 127

Term: Trinity 1408
County: Oxfordshire
Writ type: Disseisin
Case type: Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: William M. junior seeks from Thomas C. 40s rents with appurtenances in Wheatley, Oxfordshire. WM claims that a certain Thomas S. granted these rents to Philip M. with his wife Alice M., who were seised of them during the time of Edward III. After the death of PM and AM these rents then passed to their son James M. After the death of JM these rents passed to his son William M. senior, and then to the plaintiff, William M. junior

Pleading: TC says that TS did not grant the aforesaid 40s rents to William M. junior's ancestors, PM and AM. Parties on country, jury here at morrow of All Souls.

Events
Type Place Date
Location of Property Wheatley < Oxfordshire < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Adam Hethensale (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Alice Mymecan (f) dec. Other
James Mymecan (m) dec. Other
Philip Mymecan (m) dec. Other
Thomas Camoys (m) Knight Defendant
Thomas Spicer (m) Oxfordshire < England Other
William Assheby (m) Attorney of defendant
William Mymecan jnr (m) Fishmonger London < England Plaintiff
William Mymecan snr (m) dec. Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 136d

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Loan; Sale of goods

Pleading: Matilda A. (widow of John C.), Robert A., and Walter H., executors of the will of Nicholas J., claim that Reginald J. owes them £10 10s 2d. The plaintiffs claim that this debt pertains to the late NJ's sale of £6 22d worth of goods to RJ, as well as a loan of £4 8s 4d. The goods were namely, 10 yards of linen cloth, one silver chain, one silver-bound girdle (unam zonam argento harnescatam). Damages are claimed at 100s.

Pleading: RJ says that eh does not owe the plaintiffs the aforesaid £10 10s 2d nor any other monies and offers his law. Pledges of law are named. It is ordered that RJ's attorney Robert P. should have his master before this court to make his law in Michaelmas term 1408.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Michael le Querne < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 21/06/1400
(due) 25/12/1400 < Christmas
Sale of Goods St Michael le Querne < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 21/06/1400
(due) 25/12/1400 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Counfort (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Cozier (m) dec. Other
Matilda Aydrop (f) Widow Executor, Plaintiff
Nicholas Jurdan (m) dec. Citizen Salter London < England Creditor
Reginald Jordan (m) Clerk Defendant
Robert Austyn (m) Executor, Plaintiff
Robert Palgrave (m) Attorney of defendant, Surety for defendant, Surety of law (compurgator)
Walter Hopere (m) Bladesmith Executor, Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 142

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John G. claims that John T. owes him 40s arising from the sale of 10 yards of linen cloth called 'Musterdevillers' worth 4d per yard. Damages are claimed at 40s.

Pleading: JT says that he does not owe JG the aforesaid 40s nor any other monies and offers his law. Pledges of law are named.

Postea text: postea 1 - JG is not prosecuting his writ so he and his pledges of the prosecution are in mercy. JT is without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods All Hallows Bread Street < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 24/03/1403
(due) 03/06/1403 < Pentecost
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Gilberd (m) Plaintiff
John Norton (m) London < England Surety of law (compurgator)
John Okay (m) Cornwall < England Surety of law (compurgator)
John Turweys (m) Defendant
Richard Levyngton (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 142d

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Contract (general)

Pleading: John S. claims that William L owes him 46s 8d per an agreement for the carriage of wood. JS claims that on 24/06/1404 WL retained him to transport 1050 faggots of 'talwood' (wood for fuel) from a place called 'La Mount', Berkshire, to London, taking for his carriage and labour 16d for every 100 faggots. JS also claims that afterwards, on 03/07/1404, WL retained him to transport a further 1600 faggots of talwood from 'La Mount', Berkshire, to London, taking for his carriage and labour 2s 8d for every 100 faggots. JS says that he faithfully held to this agreement but was not paid. Damages are claimed at 40s.

Pleading: WL says that he does not owe JS the aforesaid 56s 8d nor any other monies and offers his law. Pledges of law are named as well as pledges for future appearance.

Events
Type Place Date
Contract (not Service/employment) St Michael Queenhithe < Queenhithe Ward < London < England (initial) 03/07/1404
Contract (not Service/employment) St Michael Queenhithe < Queenhithe Ward < London < England (initial) 24/06/1404
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Pecche (m) Surety for defendant
John Slappele (m) Henley on Thames < Buckinghamshire < England Plaintiff
John Vescy (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Melreth (m) Surety for defendant, Surety of law (compurgator)
Warin Ingrith (m) Surety for defendant
William Lowches (m) Berkshire < England Defendant
William Salman (m) Buckinghamshire < England Surety for defendant, Surety of law (compurgator)

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 142d

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Contract (general)

Pleading: John S. claims that John P. owes him 46s 8d per an agreement for the carriage of wood. JS claims that on 24/06/1404 JP retained him to transport 1050 faggots of 'talwood' (wood for fuel) from a place called 'La Mount', Berkshire, to London, taking for his carriage and labour 16d for every 100 faggots. JS also claims that afterwards, on 03/07/1404, JP retained him to transport a further 1600 faggots of talwood from 'La Mount', Berkshire, to London, taking for his carriage and labour 2s 8d for every 100 faggots. JS says that he faithfully held to this agreement but was not paid. Damages are claimed at 40s.

Pleading: JP says that he does not owe JS the aforesaid 56s 8d nor any other monies and offers his law. Pledges of law are named as well as pledges for future appearance.

Events
Type Place Date
Contract (not Service/employment) St Michael Queenhithe < Queenhithe Ward < London < England (initial) 24/06/1404
Contract (not Service/employment) St Michael Queenhithe < Queenhithe Ward < London < England (initial) 03/07/1404
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Pecche (m) Surety for defendant
John Pynkeney (m) Berkshire < England Defendant
John Slappele (m) Henley on Thames < Buckinghamshire < England Plaintiff
John Vescy (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Melreth (m) Surety for defendant, Surety of law (compurgator)
Warin Ingryth (m) Buckinghamshire < England Surety for defendant
William Salman (m) Surety for defendant, Surety of law (compurgator)

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 160

Term: Trinity 1408
County: Hertfordshire
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: The Dean and Chapter of St Paul's cathedral, London, claim that John K., together with Henry S., William K., John B. (the son of William B.), Robert B. and John A. used force and arms to enter the free warren of the Dean and Chapter at Sandon, Hertfordshire, without licence, chasing away, taking and carrying off hares, rabbits, pheasants, and partridges. Damages are claimed at £100.

Pleading: JK says that he is innocent and puts himself upon the country, and the Dean and Chapter put themselves likewise. Order to the sheriff etc.

Postea text: postea 1 - The sheriff does not send the writ and so the case is forwarded as far as Hilary term 1409.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Sandon < Hertfordshire < England (initial) 12/12/1407
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Dean and Chapter (m) St Paul's Cathedral, London [cathedral] London < England Plaintiff
Henry Sandon (m) Accessory
John Aueryll (m) Sandon < Hertfordshire < England Accessory
John Borell (m) Accessory
John Killyngale (m) Kneesworth < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant
Robert Bonde (m) Ashwell < Hertfordshire < England Accessory
Thomas Cays (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Borell (m) Other
William Kyng (m) Accessory

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 167

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Breach of Statute; Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: Nicholas R. claims that he hired John C. at London on All Saints 1407 (01/11/1407) to work for him as a labourer for one full year then next following. However, JC left his service prematurely on 26/12/1407 without reasonable cause in in breach of the statute of labourers. Damages are claimed at £20.

Pleading: JC says that he was in fact retained by NR in Michaelmas 1407 (29/09/1407), on a week by week basis, at his own will. JC says that he was to receive for 8d a week for his labourers, under the condition that if this wage should fall into arrears or if JC should not be pleased with NR then he might leave with good licence.

Pleading: NR reiterates his claim that on All Saints 1407 he retained JC for one full year etc. and seeks inquiry upon the country, and JC seeks likewise. Order to the sheriff etc. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Postea text: postea 1 - the sheriff did not send the writ and so the case is forwarded as far as later in Michaelmas term 1408.

Postea text: postea 2 - The sheriff did not send the writ and so the case is forwarded as far as Hilary term 1409.

Postea text: postea 3 - The sheriff did not send the writ and so the case is forwarded as far as Easter term 1409.

Postea text: postea 4 - The sheriff did not send the writ and so the case is forwarded as far as Trinity term 1409.

Postea text: postea 5 - The sheriff did not send the writ and so the case is forwarded as far as Michaelmas term 1409.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Faith under St Paul's < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 01/11/1407
(due) 01/11/1408 < All Saints
Breach of Statute St Faith under St Paul's < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 26/12/1407
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Cressewell (m) Defendant
John Sherlok (m) Surety for defendant
Nicholas Ryngwode (m) Plaintiff
Richard Rawdon (m) Surety for defendant
Robert Smaleye (m) Surety for defendant
William Gardener (m) London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 167

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 50s
Damages awarded: 13s 4d
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Thomas G. claims that Isabel S. owes him 53s 4d arising from the sale of two pipes of 'red wine of Gascony'. Damages are claimed at 50s.

Pleading: IS says that she does not owe TG the said 53s 4d nor any other monies and offers her law. Pledges of law are named. It is ordered that IS's attorney, John C., is to have his master before the court to make her law in Michaelmas term 1409.

Postea text: postea 1 - IS does not come and so is in default. TG is to recover the said debt of 53s 4d plus his damages (of 50s). Upon this TG relaxes 36s 8d of the aforesaid damages. (Hence TG is to recover the debt plus 13s 4d)

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Benet Sherehog < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 01/09/1405
(due) 11/11/1405 < Martinmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Isabel Seriand (f) Buntingford < Hertfordshire < England Defendant
John Conbrigge (m) Attorney of defendant, Surety for defendant, Surety of law (compurgator)
Thomas Grey (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
un-named (m) Cambridgeshire < England Surety of law (compurgator)

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 167d

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Thomas G. claims that William K. owes him £23 9s 3d arising from the sale of two tuns ('dolia') of oil. Damages are claimed at £10.

Pleading: WK says that he does not owe TG the aforesaid £23 9s 3d nor any other monies and offers his law.

Postea text: WK makes his law (same day as pleadings) and so is without day. TG is in mercy.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Benet Sherehog < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 24/05/1405
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Thomas Grey (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
William Kempston (m) 'Hadeley' < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 175

Term: Trinity 1408
County: Bedfordshire
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John W. claims that Thomas H. owes him 10m per a bond. Damages are claimed at 100s. Bond shown in court. Noted that the bond does not say where it was made, but JW says it was made at Woburn, Bedfordshire.

Pleading: TH says that the bond is not of his making and puts himself upon the country, and JW puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of Bedfordshire etc. Pledges are named for the defendant. The bond is put into the safe keeping of clerk William P.

Postea text: postea 1 - 14/02/1409 the bond is delivered to justice John C. and therefore clerk Robert M. is quit of it.

Postea text: postea 2 - continuance between the parties so that a jury may be placed, as far as Easter term 1409 unless the case is first heard at assize of Bedford (Bedfordshire) on 23/02/1409.

Postea text: postea 3 - The case is first heard at assize of Bedford (Bedfordshire) on 23/02/1409 before justice JC and associate justice William C. A jury was empanelled, however some of the jurors who appeared were not the same as those patent (quidam eorum compuerunt et quidam non non prout patet in panello). And upon this, TH does not come and so a jury is to be taken against him per default. The case is respited until Trinity term unless first heard at the assize of Bedford on 30/05/1409.

Postea text: postea 4 - 14/06/1409 the bond is returned to clerk Robert M. and justice JC is quit of it.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Woburn < Bedfordshire < England (initial) 03/04/1405
(due) 01/08/1405 < St Peter ad Vincula
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Cokayn (m) Justice Bedford, Assize [court] Justice
John Wilden (m) Citizen Merchant London < England Plaintiff
Richard Oundell (m) Surety for defendant
Robert Ford (m) Surety for defendant
Robert Manfeld (m) Clerk Common Pleas Clerk
Thomas Abyndon (m) Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Hamond (m) Farmer Holcote < Bedfordshire < England Defendant
William Cothirstoke (m) Justice Bedford, Assize Justice
William Halle (m) Surety for defendant
William Pountfreyt (m) Clerk Common Pleas [court] Clerk

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 203d

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Memorandum that on 11/07/1408 Roger B. comes before the justices of the bench and seek that they do him justice concerning 10m owed to him by William P. per a bond. Damages are claimed at 100s. [the petition is in French]. Order to the sheriff of London to make WP come to this court in Michaelmas term 1408. Noted that this petition has been filed among the writs of London from the quindene of St John the Baptist 1408.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 18/02/1407
(due) 04/04/1408
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Roger Bernard (m) Chaplain Norfolk < England Plaintiff
William Preston (m) York < Yorkshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 231d

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 100m
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: John C. claims that Hans B. used force and arms to break his house at London and carry off goods and chattels to the value of £40. The goods taken were namely: one blue bed with a hanging of Winchester-work; one other bed with a hanging, worked with black and red roses; two pair of sheets; three blankets; one mattress; three pillows; one garment of russet lined with fur called 'black-boar'; one garment of black cloth lined with black cloth; six copper/brass jars; one-half dozen garnished pewter vessels; two basins with two lavers; four candlesticks; one small latten basin; one pair of bed-boards; four wooden vessels called 'washing tubs'; four stools; one chest; and one iron pan called a 'frying pan'. Damages are claimed at 100m.

Pleading: HB says that he is innocent and puts himself upon the country, and JC puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff etc. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
St Bartholomew by the Exchange < Broad Street Ward < London < England (initial) 28/10/1399
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
[omitted] [omitted] (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Hans Briga (m) Defendant
John Curteys (m) Plaintiff
Ralph Bernard (m) Surety for defendant
Richard Fyppe (m) London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Gare (m) Surety for defendant
Simon Beston (m) Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 231d

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas C. claims that Thomas M. and William L., executors of the will of Richard L. (lately butler and coroner of the earl of Westmorland), owe him £8 18s 1d per two bonds made between the late RL and TC. Damages are claimed at 20m.

Pleading: Executors TM and WM say that after the making of the said bonds, namely on 26/10/1405 at Newcastle Upon Tyne, TC issued the late RL a release. This release is presented to the court.

Pleading: TC says that the release is not of his making and seeks inquiry upon the country, and the executors seek likewise. Order to the sheriff of New Castle Upon Tyne etc. The release is put in to the safe keeping of clerk William P.

Postea text: postea 1 - 26/06/1409 the release is delivered to justice William G. for consideration by a jury etc. and clerk Robert M. is quit of it.

Postea text: postea 2 - 28/10/1410 the release is returned to clerk RB and justice WG is quit of it.

Events
Type Place Date
Release (from Debt/obligation) Newcastle upon Tyne < Northumberland < England (initial) 26/10/1405
Bond St Swithin London Stone < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 14/12/1402
(due) 02/02/1403 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Bond St Swithin London Stone < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 16/02/1404
(due) 23/06/1404 (vigil) < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Ralph Neville (m) Earl Westmorland [earldom] Other
Richard Keld (m) Attorney of defendant
Richard Ledes (m) dec. Esquire Butler, Coroner Westmorland [earldom] Debtor
Robert Mansfeld (m) Clerk Common Pleas [court] Clerk
Thomas Coleworthe (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Merkenfeld (m) Defendant
William Gascoigne (m) Justice Assize [court] Justice
William Ledes (m) Ripon < Yorkshire < England Defendant
William Pountfreyt (m) Clerk Common Pleas [court] Clerk

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 235d

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: John N. (Master of the Hospital of St Mary Rouncivalll next to Charing Cross, London) claims that JC owes him 5m 6s 8d per a bond, payable in payments of: 6s 8d in the feast of Hilary 1405 (13/01/1405); 33s 4d in the feast of St Mark 1405 (25/05/1405); and 33s 4d in the feast of St Dionysius 1405 (09/10/1405). Damages are claimed at 100s. The bond is shown in court. Noted that the bond does not say where it was made but that JN says it was made at London etc.

Pleading: JC says that the force of the bond ought not hold because he was imprisoned by JN and others of his coven in the city of York, Yorkshire, at the time of the bond's making.

Pleading: JN says that JC was a free man at the time of the bond's making and seeks inquiry upon the country, and JC seeks likewise. Order to the sheriff of York etc.

Case notes: related to case CP40/390 rot.259 and CP50/390 rot.259d

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 01/12/1404
(due) 13/01/1405 < St Hilary
(due) 25/05/1405
(due) 09/10/1405 < St Dionysius
Imprisonment York < Yorkshire < England (initial) 01/12/1404
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Cowpeland (m) Defendant
John Newerke (m) Master of House St Mary Rouncivall [hospital] London < England Plaintiff
William Haryngton (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 237d

Term: Trinity 1408
County: Hampshire
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £40
Damages awarded: 10m
Case type: Housebreaking; Trespass (chattels)

Pleading: Andrew G. is in mercy for many defaults. John C. claims that AG used force and arms to break his close and house at Fordingbridge and his close and house at Sandleheath, Hampshire, allowing his horses, sheep, pigs, and oxen to trample and consume JC's hay, wheat, barley, rye, beans, peas, and oats. Damages are claimed at £40.

Pleading: Concerning the use of force and arms AG says that he is innocent and puts himself upon the country, and JC puts himself likewise. Concerning the remainder of the said trespass, AG says that the places where the supposed trespass took place are adjacent to AG's own close. AG also says that all those persons which had the same rights as JC, to the same closes, from time immemorial, enclosed the said closes. However, JC let his enclosures fall into ruin so that when AG put his animals into his own close they escaped into JC's enclosures due to JC's failure to maintain his own enclosures.

Pleading: JC reiterates his claim that AG used force and arms to break his closes and seeks inquiry upon the country, and AG seeks likewise. Order to the sheriff etc.

Postea text: postea 1 - continuance between the parties as far as Easter term 1409 so that a jury may be placed, unless the case is first heard at the assize of Winchester on 19/02/1409.

Postea text: postea 2 - The case is heard at the assize of Winchester, Hampshire, on 19/02/1409 before justice William H. and associate justice William S. Whence, AG challenges the jury. AG says that the jury was arraigned by William M., lately sheriff of Hampshire, at the behest of JC, and in favour of JC. Therefore, the new sheriff is ordered to make a new jury come in Trinity term 1409, and none of them are to be those admitted by former sheriff WM.

Postea text: postea 3- the sheriff does not send the writ and so the case is forwarded as far as Michaelmas term 1409.

Postea text: postea 4 - the sheriff does not send the writ and so the case is forwarded as far as Hilary term 1410.

Postea text: postea 5 - continuance between the parties as far as Michaelmas term 1410 unless the case is first heard at the assize of Winchester on 15/07/1410.

Postea text: postea 6 - the case is heard at the assize of Winchester before justice WH and associate justice WS on 15/07/1410. A jury says on oath that AG did in fact use force and arms to break the houses and closes of JC at Sandleheath and Fordingbridge. They also say that the closes of JC were not broken or ruinous. JC is awarded damages and costs totalling 10m. AG is to be arrested.

Postea text: postea 7 - 23/01/1411 AG comes before the court and delivers the said 10m to JC's attorney John A. Ag also seeks to make fine to the lord king, and is admitted for 3s 4d. Pledges are named.

Events
Type Place Date
Destruction of Chattels
House-breaking
Fordingbridge, Sandleheath < Hampshire < England (initial) 27/07/1405
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Andrew Gold (m) Fordingbridge < Hampshire < England Defendant
John Aldewyncle (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Cousyn (m) Grocer London < England Plaintiff
John Halle (m) Surety for defendant
Richard Golde (m) Hampshire < England Surety for defendant
William Hankeford (m) Justice Winchester, Assize [court] Justice
William Marchall (m) Sheriff Hampshire < England Official
William Skrene (m) Justice Winchester, Assize [court] Justice

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 259

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: John N. (Master of the hospital of St Mary Rouncivall next to Charing Cross) claims that John R. owes him 5m 6s 4d per a bond, payable in payments of: 6s 8d in the feast of St Hilary 1405 (13/01/1405); 33s 4d in the feast of St Mark 1405 (25/05/1405); and 33s 4d in the feast of St Dionysius 1405 (09/10/1405). Damages are claimed at 100s. The bond is shown in court. Noted that the bond does not say where it was made but that JN says it was made at London etc.

Pleading: JR says the force of the bond ought not hold because he was imprisoned by JN and others of his cove at York, Yorkshire, at the time of the bond's making.

Pleading: JN says that JR was a free man at the time of the bond's making and seeks inquiry upon the country, and JR seeks likewise. Order to the sheriff of York etc.

Case notes: related to case CP40/390 rot.235d and CP40/390 rot.259d

Events
Type Place Date
Imprisonment York < Yorkshire < England (initial) 01/12/1404
Bond St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 01/12/1404
(due) 13/01/1405 < St Hilary
(due) 25/05/1405
(due) 09/10/1405 < St Dionysius
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Newerke (m) Master of House St Mary Rouncivall [hospital] London < England Plaintiff
John Ricall (m) Defendant
William Haryngton (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 259d

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: John N. (Master of the Hospital of St Mary Rouncivall next to Charing Cross) claims that William L. owes him 5m 6s 8d per a bond, payable in payments of: 6s 8d in the feast of St Hilary 1405 (13/01/1405); 33s 4d in the feast of St Mark 1405 (25/05/1405); and 33s 4d in the feast of St Dionysius 1405 (09/10/1405). Damages are claimed at 100s. The bond is shown in court. Noted that the bond does not say where it was made but that JN says it was made at London etc.

Pleading: WL claims that the force of the bond ought not hold because he was imprisoned by JN and others of his coven at York, Yorkshire, at the time of the bond's making.

Pleading: JN says that WL was a free man at the time of the bond's making and seeks inquiry upon the country, and WL seeks likewise. Order to the sheriff of York etc.

Case notes: related to case CP40/390 rot.235d and CP40/390 rot.259.

Events
Type Place Date
Imprisonment York < Yorkshire < England (initial) 01/12/1404
Bond St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 01/12/1404
(due) 13/01/1405 < St Hilary
(due) 25/05/1405
(due) 09/10/1405 < St Dionysius
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Newerke (m) Master of House St Mary Rouncivall [hospital] London < England Plaintiff
William Haryngton (m) Attorney of defendant
William Lownesdale (m) York < Yorkshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 270d

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John O. claims that Alice O., widow and executor of the will of Thomas O., owes him £24 12s 8d per a bond made between himself and the late TO. Damages are claimed at 40m. Bond shown in court. Noted that the bond does not say where it was made but JO says it was made at London etc.

Pleading: AO says that she was never the executor of the will of TO, nor was she administrator of TO's goods or chattels after his death.

Pleading: JO says that AO was TO's executor, and that she administered diverse goods and chattels of the late TO at London, parish of ST Stephen Walbrook, Cheap Ward.

Pleading: AO says that she did not make administration of TO's goods and chattels after his death and seeks inquiry upon the country, and JO puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1408 etc.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Colechurch < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 03/06/1401
(due) 14/09/1401 < Cross, Exaltation of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Alice Oteleye (f) Widow Defendant, Executor
John Olney (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Oteleye (m) dec. Citizen Grocer London < England Debtor
William Misterton (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 289

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Joyce, kinsman and executor of Richard Joyce, claims that Thomas A. and his wife Agnes A., lately widow and executor of the will of William Joyce son and heir of Robert Joyce, owe him £40 per a bond made between the late Richard Joyce and the late William Joyce. Damages are claimed at £40. Bond shown in court.

Pleading: AA and TA say that the action against them ought not continue because AA had already made full administration of the goods and chattels of the late William Joyce prior to the day of the making of the original writ.

Pleading: John Joyce says that when his writ was made, on 10/04/1408, TA and AA were in possession of goods and chattels of the late William Joyce sufficient to cover the said debt at Nottingham and Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire. John Joyce seeks inquiry upon the country and TA with AA seek likewise. Order to the sheriff to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1408.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Somerset < Queenhithe Ward < London < England (initial) 05/04/1389
(due) 29/09/1389 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Agnes Joyce alias Agnes Annesley (f) Defendant
John Joyce (m) Burton Joyce < Nottinghamshire < England Executor, Plaintiff
Richard Joyce (m) Burton Joyce < Nottinghamshire < England Creditor
Robert Joyce (m) Other
Thomas Annesley (m) Burton Joyce < Nottinghamshire < England Defendant
Thomas Baret (m) Attorney of defendant
William Joyce (m) dec. Burton Joyce < Nottinghamshire < England Debtor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 307

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John O. claims that Thomas R. owes him £40 per a bond. Damages are claimed at £40. Bond shown in court.

Pleading: TR comes per his attorney, John M, and defends. Day is given between the parties in Michaelmas term 1408.

Postea text: postea 1 - JO comes in his own person, but TR does not come. Therefore, the sheriff is ordered to distrain TR, per all his lands, to be here in the octave of Martinmas 1408 (later in Michaelmas term).

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Gregory by St Paul's < Castle Baynard Ward < London < England (initial) 13/04/1407
(due) 24/06/1407 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John May (m) Attorney of defendant
John Oxenford (m) Clerk Plaintiff
Thomas Rek (m) Clerk Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 307d

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Other
Case type: Usurpation / abuse of rights

Pleading: The lord king claims that prior William H. has not permitted the king to present a suitable parson to the church of St Botolph Aldgate, London, which is vacant.

Pleading: Prior WH comes and makes a proclamation that he wishes nothing of the lord king's rights or title of the lord king concerning presentation to the said church etc.

Postea text: Therefore, the decision (same day as pleadings) is that prior WH is to be without day; saving the right of the lord king etc.

Events
Type Place Date
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry IV (m) King Plaintiff
William Haradon alias William Harrington (m) Prior Holy Trinity Priory, Aldgate [priory] London < England Defendant
William Ludyngton (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 315d

Term: Trinity 1408
County: Herefordshire
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Arbitration; Loan; Sale of goods

Pleading: John M. claims that Christopher T. owes him 17m arising from a loan of 5m and the sale of one gold ouche set with precious stones called rubies and sapphires worth 12m, which CT bought but did not pay for. Damages are claimed at £20.

Pleading: CT says that the case against him ought not continue because since the making of the aforesaid loan and sale of goods, he and JM underwent arbitration at London, on 19/03/1408. CT claims that he and JM submitted to the arbitration of Hugh L. on the part of CT and John D. on the part of JM. CT says that these arbitrators ordained that he should pay to JM 3s 4d to resolve all disputes between them. CT says that he paid this 3s 4d to JM, and so JM ought not maintain the action against him.

Pleading: JM says that he was not held to any such arbitration made between himself and CT in the aforesaid form and seeks inquiry upon the country, and CT seeks likewise. Order tot the sheriff of London etc.

Postea text: 2 posteas - both say that the sheriff of London did not send the writ, forwarding he case as afar as Easter term 1409.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods Leominster < Herefordshire < England (initial) 15/09/1400
(due) 25/12/1400 < Christmas
Loan Leominster < Herefordshire < England (initial) 15/09/1400
(due) 25/12/1400 < Christmas
Arbitration All Hallows Bread Street < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 19/03/1408
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Christopher Tiltesley (m) Citizen Goldsmith London < England Defendant
Hugh Litefote (m) Arbitrator
John Dutton (m) Arbitrator
John Merbury (m) Esquire Plaintiff
Richard Lanyngton (m) Attorney of defendant
Richard Wynnesley (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 317

Term: Trinity 1408
County: Surrey
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John E., John C., parson Thomas A. and Thomas W. (kinsman and heir of bishop William W.), executors of the will of the late bishop of Winchester WW, claim that John M. (son and heir of widow Alice M.) owes them £200 per a bond made between JM and the late bishop WW. Damages are claimed at £100. Bond shown in court, as well as letters testamentary concerning bishop WW.

Pleading: JM comes in his own person and defends. And upon this day is given between the parties in Michaelmas term 1408.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Southwark < Surrey < England (initial) 25/05/1389
(due) 24/06/1389 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Alice Mockyng (f) Widow Other
Gilbert Hamme (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Campeden (m) Master Executor, Plaintiff
John Elmere (m) Master Executor, Plaintiff
John Mockyng (m) Citizen Vintner Defendant
Thomas Ailward (m) Parson Havant < Hampshire < England Executor, Plaintiff
Thomas Wykeham (m) Executor, Plaintiff
William Wykeham (m) dec. Bishop Winchester [diocese] Testator

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 328

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Account
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: John W. and Richard W. claim that Edmund A. has not rendered reasonable account to them concerning the time when he acted as their receiver, namely from 24/06/1407 to 01/08/1407. JW and RW claim that during this time EA received on their behalf 100s per the hands of Thomas Broke, in London. Damages are claimed at 10m.

Pleading: EA says that he rendered a full accounting concerning this time on 12/10/1407 at Aldenham, Hertfordshire, before JW and RW's auditors, Thomas G., Thomas Belle, and John P.

Pleading: JW and RW say that EA did not render a full accounting before the aforesaid auditors and seek inquiry upon the country, and EA seeks likewise. Order to the sheriff of Hertfordshire to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1408 etc.

Postea text: postea 1 - the sheriff of Hertfordshire did not send the writ and so the case is forwarded until later in Michaelmas term 1408.

Case notes: related to case CP40/590 rot.328d

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 24/06/1407
(due) 01/08/1407 < St Peter ad Vincula
Accounting Aldenham < Hertfordshire < England (initial) 12/10/1407
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edmund Atte Broke (m) Aldenham < Hertfordshire < England Defendant
John Pegge (m) Auditor
John Wedon (m) Plaintiff
Richard Walworth (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Belle (m) Auditor
Thomas Broke (m) Other
Thomas Gadesden (m) Auditor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 328

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £400
Case type: Taking of goods

Pleading: Elizabeth B. claims that John S. with his wife Joan S. used force and arms to seize and carry off her goods, at London, to the value of £236 13s 4d. The goods taken were namely: one Flanders chest filled with the furs of grey squirrel and calaber; on other Flanders chest filled with 'cloth of gold silk' and worsted; one 'leon' of blue worsted; 6 pair of sheets of Raines (cloth of Rennes in Brittany) and other localities. Damages are claimed at £400.

Pleading: John S. and Joan S. say that they are innocent and put themselves upon the country, and EB puts herself likewise. Order to the sheriff to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1408 etc.

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods St Olave Old Jewry < Coleman Street Ward < London < England (initial) 12/10/1401
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Elizabeth Beauchamp (f) Plaintiff
Joan Scardeburgh (f) Worldham < Hampshire < England Defendant
John Scardeburgh (m) Worldham < Hampshire < England Defendant
William Park (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 328

Term: Trinity 1408
County: Cambridgeshire
Writ type: Other
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Negligence; Safe keeping

Pleading: John F. claims that he gave Robert C. 160 dentricis (seafish; pike or dogfish [Latham]) which JF gave to RC for safe keeping, but that through RC's 'negligence and thoughtlessness' these same fish rotted, to JF's loss of £10. JF now claims £20 in damages.

Pleading: RC says that he did not assume custody of (assumpsit ad) the said rotting fish and puts himself upon the country, and JF puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of Cambridgeshire to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1408 etc.

Postea text: postea 1 - the sheriff returns that the writ reached him too late and so the case is forwarded as far as Hilary term 1409.

Postea text: postea 2 - continuance between the parties as far as the octave of Martinmas 1410 (Michaelmas term 1410).

Postea text: postea 3 - Both parties come and RC claims that the present jury, as arraigned by John B. lately mayor of Cambridge, is bias in favour of JF. Therefore it is decided that the sheriff of Cambridgeshire is not to be omitted from the liberty of the borough of Cambridge, and so is to make a jury of different men come in Hilary term 1411.

Postea text: postea 4 - the sheriff does not return the writ and so the case is forwarded as far as Easter term 1411.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping Cambridge < Cambridgeshire < England (initial) 08/03/1400
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Baynesford (m) Mayor Cambridge [liberty] Cambridge < Cambridgeshire < England Official
John Forester (m) Fishmonger London < England Plaintiff
John Vescy (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Couper (m) Cambridgeshire < England Defendant
William Spencer (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 328d

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Account
Damages claimed: 100s.
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: John W. and Richard W. claim that John A., son of Edmund A., has not rendered to them reasonable account concerning the when he acted as their receiver, namely from 24/06/1407 to 01/08/1407. JW and RW claim that during this time JA received 40s on behalf of JW and RW, per the hands of his father EA, at London. Damages are claimed at 100s.

Pleading: JA says that the case against him ought not continue because he rendered a full accounting concerning this time on 01/10/1407 at Aldenham, Hertfordshire, before JW and RW's auditors, Thomas G., John B., and John P.

Pleading: JW and RW say that JA did not make a full accounting before the aforesaid auditors concerning the aforesaid monies and seek inquiry upon the country, and JA seeks likewise. Order to the sheriff of Hertfordshire to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1408 etc.

Postea text: postea 1 - the sheriff of Hertfordshire did not send the writ and so the case is forwarded until later in Michaelmas term 1408.

Case notes: related to case CP40/590 rot.328

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 24/06/1407
(due) 01/08/1407 < St Peter ad Vincula
Accounting Aldenham < Hertfordshire < England (initial) 01/10/1407
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edmund Atte Broke (m) Other
John Atte Broke (m) Defendant
John Pegge (m) Auditor
John Wedon (m) Plaintiff
Richard Walworth (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Belle (m) Auditor
Thomas Gadesden (m) Auditor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 328d

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: Robert R. claims that Thomas S. unjustly detains a bond which shows that John S. is held to RR in 20m. RR claims that this bond was given to TS for safe keeping, but that TS now refuses to return it. Damages are claimed at £20.

Pleading: TS presents the bond to the court 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 RR and JS, to be returned only under certain conditions. TS says that he is unaware, on the part of JS, if these conditions have been met. Therefore, the decision is that the sheriff is to make JS come before this court in Michaelmas term 1408. RR and TS are given day at the same term.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Andrew by the Wardrobe < Castle Baynard Ward < London < England (initial) 21/02/1407
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Stanlee (m) Knight Other
Robert Ramesey (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Stanlee (m) Clerk Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 329

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Account
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: William Bounde claims that Thomas A. has not rendered reasonable account concerning the time when he was WB's receiver, namely from 11/11/1406 to 02/02/1407. WB claims that during this time TA received on his behalf: 13s 4d per the hands of John C.; 13s 4d per the hands of John B.; and 20s per the hands of William Bounde. Damages are claimed at 40s.

Pleading: TA says that he was never set forth as WB's receiver during the time aforesaid and puts himself upon the country, and WB puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1408. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Case notes: related to following case on CP40/590 rot.329, and CP40/590 rot.329d.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Mary Fenchurch < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 11/11/1406
(due) 02/02/1407 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Geoffrey Palmer (m) Surety for defendant
John Bonauntre (m) Other
John Chapman (m) Brewer Other
John Empyngham (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Mote (m) Labourer Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
John Motte (m) Smith Surety for defendant
Stephen Gardyner (m) Surety for defendant
Thomas Atte Hole (m) Butcher Defendant
William Bounde (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 329

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Account
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: William Bounde claims that John D. has not rendered reasonable account concerning the time when he was WB's receiver, namely from 11/11/1406 to 02/02/1407. WB claims that during this time JD received on his behalf: 24s per the hands of John B., and 18s per the hands of the same William Bounde. Damages are claimed at 40s.

Pleading: JD says that he was never set forth as WB's receiver during the time aforesaid and puts himself upon the country, and WB puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1408. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Case notes: Related to preceding case on CP40/590 rot.329 and CP40/590 rot.329d

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Mary Fenchurch < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 11/11/1406
(due) 02/02/1407 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Geoffrey Palmer (m) Surety for defendant
John Baroun (m) Other
John Derby (m) Butcher Defendant
John Empyngham (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Motte (m) Labourer Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
John Motte (m) Smith Surety for defendant
Stephen Gardyner (m) Surety for defendant
William Bounde (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 329d

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Account
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: William Bounde claims that John W. has not rendered reasonable account concerning the time when he was WB's receiver, namely from 11/11/1406 to 02/02/1407. WB claims that during this time JW received on his behalf: 26s 8d per the hands of Nicholas D.; 6s per the hands of John Batte; and 13s 4d per the hands of William Bounde. Damages are claimed at 40s.

Pleading: JW says that he was never set forth as WB's receiver during the time aforesaid and puts himself upon the country, and WB puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1408. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Case notes: Related to two preceding cases on CP40/590 rot.329

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Mary Fenchurch < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 11/11/1407
(due) 02/02/1407 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Geoffrey Palmer (m) Surety for defendant
John Batte (m) Capper Other
John Empyngham (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Motte (m) Smith Surety for defendant
John Motte (m) Labourer Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
John Wytton (m) Butcher Defendant
Nicholas Dier (m) Other
Stephen Gardyner (m) Surety for defendant
William Bounde (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 329d

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £4
Damages awarded: 26s 8d
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Robert T. claims that Thomas O. owes him £4 arising from the sale of cloth which TO bought but did not pay for. The said cloth was: 4 yards of scarlet cloth; 4 yards of woollen russet frieze; 2 yards of black woollen cloth; and one-quarter cloth of green wool. Damages are claimed at £4.

Pleading: TO says that he does not owe RT the said £4 nor any other monies and offers his law. Pledges of law are named. TO's attorney, John W., is ordered to have his master to this court in Michaelmas term 1408 to make his law.

Postea text: postea 1 - TO makes essoin and so the case is forwarded as far as Hilary term 1409.

Postea text: postea 2 - TO does not come and so is in default. It is decided that RT is to recover the said £4 debt plus damages of 26s 8d. TO is in mercy.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Michael Cornhill < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 20/11/1403
(due) 18/05/1404 < Pentecost
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Wyther (m) Attorney of defendant, Surety of law (compurgator)
Robert Twyer (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Oughtred (m) Esquire Defendant
Thomas Russell (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Haryngton (m) Yorkshire < England Surety of law (compurgator)

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 331d

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John W. Claims that William L. owes him 100s per a bond. Damages are claimed at 100s. Bond shown in court. Noted that the bond does not say where it was made, but JW says it was made in London etc.

Pleading: WL comes and defends. Upon this day is given between the parties in Michaelmas term 1408. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 10/12/1404
(due) 02/02/1405 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Empyngham (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Golde (m) Surety for defendant
John Welde (m) Wiltshire < England Surety for defendant
John Wodecok (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Richard Golde (m) Surety for defendant
William Langbrok (m) Clerk Defendant
William Ryder (m) Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 385

Term: Trinity 1408
County: Bedfordshire
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Real action / rents / damage to real estate; Taking of goods

Pleading: Adam H. claims that Robert B. and Roger D. used force and arms at Colmworth, Bedfordshire, to reap his wheat, barley, beans, peas, and oats; mow his grass and hay; and carry off the aforesaid grain and hay. Damages are claimed at £10.

Pleading: Concerning the use of force and arms RB and RD say that they are innocent and put themselves upon the country, and AH puts himself likewise. Concerning the remainder of the trespass, RB and RD say that the place where the supposed trespass took place is their own free tenement and hence they had good licence to reap the grain and mow the grass growing there.

Pleading: AH says that at the time of the trespass the land was his own free tenement by right of his wife Denise H. and seeks inquiry upon the country, and RB with RD seek likewise. Order to the sheriff of Bedfordshire to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1408 etc. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Destruction of Chattels
Taking of Goods
Colmworth < Bedfordshire < England (initial) 07/08/1402
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Adam Horley (m) London < England Plaintiff
Denise Horley (f) London < England Other
John Anton (m) Huntingdonshire < England Surety for defendant
Philip Wysenoll (m) Surety for defendant
Richard Neuman (m) Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant
Robert Bryan (m) Defendant
Roger Daye (m) Bolnhurst < Bedfordshire < England Defendant
William Misterton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Spencer (m) Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 391d

Term: Trinity 1408
County: Essex
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Arbitration; Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: Richard K. claims that Richard B. and William S. used force and arms to break his house and close at Finchingfield, Essex, as well as carry off his goods and chattels to the value of 40s. The goods taken were namely: linen and woollen cloth; vessels of copper, brass, and wood; and other household utensils. Damages are claimed at £20.

Pleading: Concerning the use of force and arms, RB and WS say that they are innocent and put themselves upon the country, and RK puts himself likewise. Concerning the remainder of the supposed trespass RB and WS say that after the date of the supposed trespass they and plaintiff RK mutually assented to arbitration, at London, before arbiter Geoffrey G. on the part of RB with WS, and Peter C. on the part RK. RB and WS say that the arbitrators agreed that in resolution of all disputes between them prior to the time of the arbitration RB and WS should give to RK one gallon of red wine. RB and WS say that they gave RK this gallon of red wine according to the terms of the arbitration and so seek judgement.

Pleading: RK says that they never had any such arbitration between them and seeks inquiry upon the country, and RB with WS seek likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1408 etc.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Finchingfield < Essex < England
Arbitration Holy Trinity the Less < Queenhithe Ward < London < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Geoffrey Glemesford (m) Arbitrator
John Gamelyngey (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Peter Chiriton (m) Arbitrator
Richard Blak (m) London < England Defendant
Richard Kempe (m) Plaintiff
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney of defendant
William Spray (m) Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 391d

Term: Trinity 1408
County: Essex
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: Richard K. claims that Richard B. detains one chest (cistam) containing charters, writings, and other muniments. RK says that this chest was given to RB for safe keeping, but that RB will not return it. Damages are claimed at £20.

Pleading: RB says that he does not detain the said chest from RK and offers his law. Pledges of law are named. RB is to make his law in Michaelmas term 1408.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping Essex < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Gamelyngey (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Law (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Richard Blak (m) London < England Defendant
Richard Kempe (m) Plaintiff
William Bole (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 426

Term: Trinity 1408
County: Cambridgeshire
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Loan

Pleading: Thomas K. claims that William F. owes him 40s per a loan. Damages are claimed at 100s.

Pleading: WF says that he does not owe WF the aforesaid 40s nor any other monies and offers his law. Pledges of law are named. WF is to make is law in Michaelmas term 1408.

Postea text: postea 1 - TK does not prosecute his writ and so he and his pledges of the prosecution are in mercy. WF is without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan Melbourn < Cambridgeshire < England (initial) 05/11/1403
(due) 25/12/1403 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Kueseworth (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John West (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Thomas Kebbill (m) Citizen Dyer London < England Plaintiff
William Ferour (m) Melboun < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 428d

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Robert H. claims that Joan N. owes him 40s arising from the sale of 6 yards of blue cloth and 4 yards of russet cloth which Joan bought but did not pay for. Damages are claimed at 40s.

Pleading: JN says that she does not owe RH the said 40s nor any other monies and offers her law. Pledges of law are named. It is decided that JN's attorney, William A., is to have his mistress in court to make her law in Michaelmas term 1408.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Mary Bothaw < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 15/03/1401
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Joan Northwode (f) Kent < England Defendant
John Santer (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Robert Here (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
William Assheby (m) Attorney of defendant, Surety of law (compurgator)
William Park (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 439

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Arbitration; Taking of goods

Pleading: John Standelf claims that Richard H. used force and arms to seize and carry off 16 silver-bound girdles and 20 silver spoons belonging to John Standelf, worth £20, at London. Damages are claimed at £40.

Pleading: Concerning the use of force and arms RH says that he is innocent and puts himself upon the country, and JS puts himself likewise. Concerning the supposed carrying-off of goods, RH protests that the goods were not of the value aforesaid. Further, RH says that after the time of the supposed trespass, namely on 22/10/1406 at Oxford (Oxfordshire), he and John Standelf undertook arbitration before arbitrators John Salvayn on the part of John Standelf and parson Thomas N. of the church of All Saints (Oxford) on the part of RH. It was also agreed that if arbitrators John Salvayn and parson TM were not able to reach an agreement, that RH and John Standelf would then submit to the arbitration of Sir. Thomas Molynton baron of Wemme. Hence, on 22/10/1406 arbitrators John Salvayn and parson TM were not able to reach an agreement, and baron TM decided that RH ought to give John Standelf one gallon of wine to resolve all disputes between them. RH says that he gave John Standelf this gallon of wine in accordance with the arbitration and seeks judgement. [The case ends here with no further information.

Case notes: earlier version of this case, which names an accessory to the crime, appears on CP40/585 367d.

Events
Type Place Date
Arbitration Oxford < Oxfordshire < England (initial) 22/10/1406
Taking of Goods St Vedast Foster Lane < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 07/05/1405
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Salvayn (m) Arbitrator
John Standelf (m) Plaintiff
Richard Hande (m) Defendant
Thomas Molynton (m) Baron, Knight Wem [barony] Wem < Shropshire < England Arbitrator
Thomas Naffirton (m) Parson Oxfordshire < England Arbitrator

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 439d

Term: Trinity 1408
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Nicholas S. claims that Edmund G. owes him £40 as the unpaid residue of a £100 bond. Damages are claimed at £40. Bond shown in court. Noted that the bond does not say where it was made, but NS says it was made at London etc.

Pleading: EG says that the case against him ought not continue because since the time of the bond's making, namely on 24/08/1403 at Turvey (Bedfordshire), NS gave him a release. EG presents this release to the court.

Pleading: NS says that he only made the said release because at the time of it's making his life and limbs were threatened by EG and others of his coven at London, parish of St Andrew by the Wardrobe, Castle Baynard Ward.

Pleading: EG says that NS made the said release of his own free will and puts himself upon the country, and NS puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1408.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Magdalen, Old Fish Street < Queenhithe Ward < London < England (initial) 17/01/1401
(due) 02/02/1401 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Release (from Debt/obligation) Turvey < Bedfordshire < England (initial) 24/08/1403
Imprisonment St Andrew by the Wardrobe < Castle Baynard Ward < London < England (initial) 24/08/1403
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edmund Geffrey (m) Turvey < Bedfordshire < England Defendant
Nicholas Symcok (m) Plaintiff
William Park (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/590, rot. 439d

Term: Trinity 1408
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Ralph R. claims that William A. owes him 100m on a bond, payable in St Paul's Cathedral. Damages are claimed at 100m. Noted that the bond says nothing of where it was made, but RR says it was made at Westminster, Middlesex.

Pleading: WA says that the action against him ought not continue because since the making of the said bond, namely on 29 April 1405 in London etc., RR issued him a release. Release shown in court.

Pleading: RR says that the release is not of his making and seeks inquiry upon the country, and WA seeks likewise. The release is put in the safe keeping of clerk William P. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1408.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 19/04/1403
(due) 29/09/1403 < Michaelmas
Release (from Debt/obligation) St Vedast Foster Lane < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 29/04/1405
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
[missing] Preston (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Ralph Rochefort (m) Knight Plaintiff
Thomas Hynstoke (m) Attorney of defendant
William Adys (m) Citizen Goldsmith London < England Defendant
William Pountfreyt (m) Clerk Common Pleas [court] Clerk