CP40/644
Hilary term 1422

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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/644, rot. 002d

Term: Hilary 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: John D. claims that Henry S. owes him £6 2s as determined by a reckoning of account before auditors William N. and Miles S. Damages are claimed at £10.

Pleading: HS says that he does not owe JD the aforesaid £6 2s nor any other monies in the manner claimed by JD. HS says that he is ready to defend as the court decides. HS seeks that JD be examined and wishes that he be allowed to make his law according to the statute, if it is allowed by the justices. And upon examining JD the court decides that HS ought to be allowed to make his law (same term as pleadings). [What may be at issue here is the statute of 5 Henry IV against plaintiffs falsely claiming that a reckoning of account took place so as to prevent defendants from wagering their law.]

Postea text: HS makes his law (same term as pleadings) and so is without day. JD is to have nothing by his writ, and is in mercy for false claim.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting All Hallows Honey Lane < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 16/12/1412
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Spycer (m) St Ives < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant
John Durham (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Miles Staundych (m) London < England Auditor
William Norton (m) Grocer London < England Auditor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/644, rot. 111d

Term: Hilary 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £4
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John E. claims that John S. owes him 72s arising from the sale of 22 stone and 4lb of wool, which JS bought but did not pay for. Damages are claimed at £4.

Pleading: JS says that he does not owe JE the aforesaid 72s nor any other monies and offers his law, to be made same term as pleadings.

Postea text: JS makes his law, same term as pleadings, and so is without day. JE is in mercy for false claim.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Leonard Eastcheap < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 08/12/1407
(due) 24/06/1408 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Elys (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
John Sherman (m) Shearman Bocking < Essex < England Defendant
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/644, rot. 113d

Term: Hilary 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas A. and John G. claims that John J. owes them £6 5s per a bond. Damages are claimed at £10. Bond shown in court. And upon this JG and TA say that the bond was made at London [parish and ward left blank].

Pleading: JJ defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Easter term 1422. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Postea text: postea 1 - further licence to imparl as far as Michaelmas term 1422.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 05/11/1419
(due) 02/02/1420 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Gedeney (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
John Jonettys (m) Esquire Worcester < Worcestershire < England Defendant
Richard Pittes (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Acris (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Delow (m) Yeoman Worcester < Worcestershire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Halle (m) Gentleman Pershore < Worcestershire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Seynesbury (m) Gentleman Campden < Gloucestershire < England Surety for defendant
William Pagham (m) Gentleman Chiselhampton < Oxfordshire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/644, rot. 116d

Term: Hilary 1422
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: William P. and John P. claims that themselves, together with the late John S., delivered to John M. for safe keeping, a certain bond showing that John G. is held to WP, JP, and the late JS in £70, payable to the same WP, JP, and the late JS at terms within limited. WP and JP say that JM now refuses to return this bond, claiming damages of £100.

Pleading: JM presents the bond to the court and says that he is ready to deliver it with the court's decision. However, JM says that the bond was given to him with the mutual assent of JG, WP, JP, and the late JS, only to be returned under certain conditions. JM says that he is unawares, on the part of JG, as to whether those conditions have been fulfilled, and seeks that JG be warned. This is granted, and so the sheriff of London is to make it known to JG, by good and honest men, that the bond etc. so that JG is to be at this court in Easter term 1422 if he wished to object etc. Day is given between the parties in the same term.

Postea text: postea 1 - the sheriff of London returns that JG has nothing in his bailiwick. And, it is testified that JG has estate in the country of Essex. Therefore The sheriff of Essex is ordered to make it known to JG etc. to be here is Trinity term 1422 etc. Further day is given between the parties in the same term.

Postea text: postea 2 - The sheriff of Essex returns that he made it known to JG etc., by way of William D., John H., Thomas K., and John N. And upon this further day is given between the parties in Michaelmas term 1422.

Postea text: postea 3 - before Michaelmas term 1422 king Henry V died, and so in Michaelmas term 1422 WP ad JP sought a new writ of the sheriff of London to make JM come before the court in Hilary term 1423 to hear judgement, and also to make it known to JG etc.

Postea text: postea 4 - The sheriff of London returned that JG has nothing in his bailiwick. And, it is testified that JG has estate in the country of Essex. Therefore, the sheriff of Essex is ordered to make it known to JG, by good and honest men etc. to be here in Easter term 1423 etc. Further day is given between the parties in the same term.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 14/02/1417
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Godstone (m) Gentleman Rainham < Essex < England Other
John Herry (m) Official
John Michel (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Defendant
John Norman (m) Official
John Payn (m) Plaintiff
John Sharp (m) dec. Therfield < Hertfordshire < England Other
Thomas Heuster (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Kempe (m) Official
William Banham (m) Official
William Philipp (m) Knight Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/644, rot. 119

Term: Hilary 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (other); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s.
Case type: Contract (general); Loan; Sale of goods

Pleading: William B. claims that on 01/06/1418 he agreed with John W. and his wife Margaret W. that he would have JW, WM, and their two servants as his table-guests, and that JW would pay WB for JW himself, MW, and their servants 10s per week. WB also says that on the same day (01/06/1418) he sold JW 2 carts of hay and 4 quarters of oats for 20s, and also loaned him another 20s. WB says that JW and his wife and servants stayed with him for 4 weeks, for which he owes 40s, but he has not paid this 40s, or the other 60s (sic) for the purchase of the goods and the loan. Damages are claimed at 100s.

Pleading: JW says that he does not owe WB the aforesaid 100s nor any other monies and offers his law, to be made same term as pleadings.

Postea text: JW makes his law, same term as pleadings, and so is without day. WB is to have nothing per his writ, and is in mercy for false claim.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Lawrence Jewry < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 01/06/1418
(due) 24/06/1418 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Contract (not Service/employment) St Lawrence Jewry < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 01/06/1418
(due) 28/06/1418
Loan St Lawrence Jewry < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 01/06/1418
(due) 24/06/1418 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Wayte (m) Notary Gloucester < Gloucestershire < England Defendant
Margaret Wayte (f) Gloucester < Gloucestershire < England Other
William Bartour (m) Mercer London < England Plaintiff
William Gilderigge (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/644, rot. 119d

Term: Hilary 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Thomas S. claims that John B. owes him 40s arising from the sale of 40 pounds of pollen wax which JB bought but did not pay for. Damages are claimed at 40s.

Pleading: JB says that he does not owe TS the aforesaid 40s nor any other monies and offers his law, to be made in Easter term 1422. Pledges of law are named. JB's attorney, John C. is ordered to have JB to this court to make his law in the term aforesaid.

Postea text: postea 1 - JB makes his law and so is without day. TS is in mercy for false claim.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 04/10/1416
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bettus (m) Chapman Bicester < Oxfordshire < England Defendant
John Caumbrigge (m) Attorney of defendant, Surety for defendant, Surety of law (compurgator)
Richard Bradwall (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Scot (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Stamford (m) Surety of law (compurgator)

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/644, rot. 125

Term: Hilary 1422
County: Surrey
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John G. claims that Nicholas R. owes him £10 on a bond. Damages are claimed at £20. Bond shown in court.

Pleading: NR says that the bond is not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Easter. Pledges named for defendant. Bond given to clerk John H. for safe keeping.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Southwark < Surrey < England (initial) 25/06/1421
(due) 22/02/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Colyn (m) Gentleman Week St Mary < Cornwall < England Surety for defendant
John Gerardesson (m) Cordwainer Westminster < Middlesex < England Plaintiff
John Glove (m) Gentleman Stanford < Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant
John Hotoft (m) Clerk Common Pleas [court] Clerk
Nicholas Rewyche (m) Cobbler London < England Defendant
William Euere (m) Gentleman Birkby < Yorkshire < England Surety for defendant
William Sutton (m) Armourer London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/644, rot. 126

Term: Hilary 1422
County: Kent
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Breach of Statute; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: John S. amerced for many defaults. Thomas P., John P., Thomas S., Robert F., and John C. cite the statute of 5 Richard II which prohibits forcible entry into any lands or tenements 'but where entry is given by law' (Statutes of the Realm, ii, p.20), saying that JS made forcible entry into there lands and tenements at Ulcombe, Kent. They claim that on 12/05/1420 JS entered one messuage and 10 acres of there land at Ulcombe with 20 men armed for war, and in this manner occupied the land in contempt of the king. Damages are claimed at £100.

Pleading: JS says that he is innocent and puts himself upon the country, and the plaintiffs put themselves likewise. Order to the sheriff of Kent to make a jury come in Easter term 1422.

Postea text: postea 1 - continuance between the parties as far as Trinity term 1422.

Postea text: postea 2 - the case was given a further continuance from Trinity term 1422 as far as Michaelmas term 1422, but before this latter term king Henry V died. Therefore, the plaintiffs, in Michaelmas term 1422, sought a new writ of the sheriff of Kent directing him to have JS before the court in Hilary term 1422 and also to have a jury before the court in the same term.

Postea text: postea 3 - continuance between the parties as far as Michaelmas term 1424.

Postea text: postea 4 - the plaintiffs and JS come before the court, as well as a jury. And upon this the plaintiffs claim that the jury was empanelled by 'Roger R. seneschal of the liberty of the Archbishop of Canterbury who is of the council of JS'. JS says that he is not able to deny this and so the sheriff of Kent is ordered not to omit the aforesaid liberty, and to make a new jury come in Hilary term 1425.

Case notes: related to CP40/644 rot.127

Events
Type Place Date
Disseisin Ulcombe < Kent < England (initial) 12/05/1420
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Chesham (m) Plaintiff
John Kneseworth (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John May (m) Attorney of defendant
John Pyk (m) Plaintiff
John Seyntleger (m) Gentleman Hollingbourne < Kent < England Defendant
Robert FitzRobert jnr (m) Plaintiff
Roger Rye (m) Steward Liberty of the Archbishop of Canterbury [liberty] Official
Thomas Pyk (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Stanes (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/644, rot. 127

Term: Hilary 1422
County: Kent
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Assault; Housebreaking; Real action / rents / damage to real estate; Taking of goods; Trespass (chattels)

Pleading: John S. is in mercy for many defaults. Thomas Pyk, John P., Thomas S., Robert F., and John C. claim that JS used force and arms to break their houses and closes at Ulcombe, Kent, where he: mowed their grass; seized and carried off hay (20 cart loads), goods and chattels to the value of £10; depastured their grass to the value of £10 with his animals; and made their men and servants fear for their lives. The goods and chattels were namely, woollen and linen cloths, copper and brass vessels, and other household utensils. The men and servants threatened were namely: Richard S., Thomas Parker, Henry Cok, and Thomas D. so that they did not go about their business, namely cultivating the land, mowing grass, raising hay, or collecting rents, from the day of the trespass (27/05/1420) to the day of the making of the original writ on 18/06/1420, for fear of death. The plaintiffs have thus been without their service for the same period.

Pleading: JM says that he is innocent and puts himself upon the country. Order to the sheriff of Kent to make a jury come in Easter term 1422.

Postea text: postea 1 - continuance between the parties as far as Trinity term 1422.

Postea text: postea 2 - the case was given a further continuance from Trinity term 1422 as far as Michaelmas term 1422, but before this latter term king Henry V died. Therefore, the plaintiffs, in Michaelmas term 1422, sought a new writ of the sheriff of Kent directing him to have JS before the court in Hilary term 1422 and also to have a jury before the court in the same term.

Postea text: postea 3 - continuance between t he parties as far as Michaelmas term 1424.

Postea text: postea 4 - the plaintiffs and JS come before the court, as well as a jury. And upon this the plaintiffs claim that the jury was empanelled by 'Roger R. seneschal of the liberty of the Archbishop of Canterbury who is of the council of JS'. JS says that he is not able to deny this and so the sheriff of Kent is ordered not to omit the aforesaid liberty, and to make a new jury come in Hilary term 1425.

Case notes: related to CP40/644 rot.126

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
Detention of Goods
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Ulcombe < Kent < England (initial) 27/05/1420
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Cok (m) Other
John Chesham (m) Plaintiff
John Kneseworth (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John May (m) Attorney of defendant
John Pyk (m) Plaintiff
John Seyntleger (m) Gentleman Hollingbourne < Kent < England Defendant
Richard Sundyng (m) Other
Robert FitzRobert jnr (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Danyell (m) Other
Thomas Parker (m) Other
Thomas Pyk (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Stanes (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/644, rot. 128

Term: Hilary 1422
County: Surrey
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Trespass (chattels)

Pleading: John W. claims that on 30/12/1425 William D. used force and arms to allow his beasts, namely horses, plough-beasts (affris), oxen, cows, sheep, and pigs, to depasture, trample, and consume JW's wheat, barley, peas, beans, and oats to the value of £10 at Peckham, Surrey. Damages are claimed at £20.

Pleading: WD defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Easter term 1422. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Destruction of Chattels Peckham < Surrey < England (initial) 30/12/1415
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Giles Parker (m) Husbandman Southwark < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
Henry Lake (m) Yeoman Southwark < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
John Hamme (m) Gentleman Withyham < Sussex < England Surety for defendant
John Welles (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Henham (m) Gentleman Lambeth < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
William Dene (m) Husbandman South Lambeth < Surrey < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/644, rot. 187

Term: Hilary 1422
County: Surrey
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Assault; Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: Thomas H. claims that Henry B. used force and arms to break his close at Thorpe, Surrey, whereupon HB assaulted him and took his goods and chattels to the value of 20m. The goods and chattels taken were namely, one russet outer-garment (togam), one black cloak (capicum), one cup bound with silver, and other household utensils. Damages are claimed at £40.

Pleading: HB says that he is innocent and puts himself upon the country, and TH puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of Surrey to make a jury come in Easter term 1422. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Thorpe < Surrey < England (initial) 24/12/1420
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Blaknan (m) Husbandman Thorpe < Surrey < England Defendant
John Blakfan (m) Carpenter Thorpe < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
John Brereton (m) Tailor Westminster < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Roger Twyford (m) Tailor Chelsea < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Hert (m) Barber London < England Plaintiff
Walter Burton (m) Tailor St Clement Danes < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/644, rot. 230

Term: Hilary 1422
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: William R. claims that John B. unjustly detains one bond, showing that a certain John F. is held to WR in £20. WR claims that he gave this bond to JB for safe keeping and that JB now refuses to return it. Damages are claimed at £20.

Pleading: JB presents this bond to the court and says that he is prepared to deliver it with the court's decision. However, JB says the bond was given to him by both JF and WR, to be returned only under certain conditions. JB says that he is un-aware, on the part of JF, if these conditions have been fulfilled, and seeks that JF be warned. The decision is that the sheriff of London is to make it known to JF, by good and honest men etc. that he is to be here in the octave of the purification of St Mary (later in Hilary term 1422) if he wishes to object. Further day is given between the parties in the same term.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 03/11/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Burbache (m) Gentleman Westcott < Buckinghamshire < England Defendant
John FitzJohn (m) Sherington < Buckinghamshire < England Other
William Rothewell (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/644, rot. 230d

Term: Hilary 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 5m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Henry W. claims that Peter B. owes him 40s per a bond. Damages are claimed at 5m. Bond shown in court. And upon this HW says that the bond was made at London etc.

Pleading: PB says that the bond is not of his making and puts himself upon the country, and HW puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come in Easter term 1422. The bond is given to clerk John H. for safe keeping. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Bothaw < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 02/07/1417
(due) 25/12/1417 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Wotton (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
John Burton (m) Gentleman Burton < Yorkshire < England Surety for defendant
John Hotoft (m) Clerk Common Pleas [court] Clerk
Peter Bukton (m) Esquire Buckton < Yorkshire < England Defendant
Thomas Thweyng (m) Rotsea < Yorkshire < England Surety for defendant
William Cotyngham (m) Beverley < Yorkshire < England Surety for defendant
William Forster (m) Gentleman Scarborough < Yorkshire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/644, rot. 303d

Term: Hilary 1422
County: Nottinghamshire
Writ type: Trespass (other)

Pleading: Jury between Thomas Cressy, plaintiff, and Robert B., Robert H., John W., John Cherybough, John T., John Custe, John S., Robert M., John K., and Robert B., (defendants) concerning a plea of trespass, placed in respite to the quindene of Easter 1422 due to default of the jury, of which none came. Therefore, the sheriff is to have etc.

Case notes: This is a jury between a Londoner and non-Londoners, it does not previously appear in the database. Perhaps began in a roll not covered

Events
Type Place Date
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Cherybough (m) Husbandman Markham < Nottinghamshire < England Defendant
John Custe (m) Husbandman Markham < Nottinghamshire < England Defendant
John Kychene jnr (m) Labourer Markham < Nottinghamshire < England Defendant
John Slegyll (m) Yeoman Markham < Nottinghamshire < England Defendant
John Thomson AtteWelle (m) Husbandman Markham < Nottinghamshire < England Defendant
John Wadeslee (m) Labourer Markham < Nottinghamshire < England Defendant
Robert Belyold snr (m) Husbandman Markham < Nottinghamshire < England Defendant
Robert Hamond (m) Husbandman Markham < Nottinghamshire < England Defendant
Robert Mary (m) Labourer Markham < Nottinghamshire < England Defendant
Roger Belyold (m) Husbandman Markham < Nottinghamshire < England Defendant
Thomas Cressy (m) London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/644, rot. 304d

Term: Hilary 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Bond; Contract (general)

Pleading: John T. claims that William P. owes him £10 per a bond. Damages are claimed at 20m. Bond shown in court. And upon this JT says that the bond was made at London etc.

Pleading: WP says that the force of the bond ought not hold. WP says that himself and a certain Thomas S. granted and obliged themselves to JT by way of the aforesaid bond only under certain conditions within-written. WP says that these conditions were namely, if TS were to have been prepared as an archer (sagittar' munitus) by the day of the muster of JT, by the assignment of JT and the reasonable permission of TS, to serve JT in Gascony, then the bond should be null and void. Further, WP says that he is, and was at the time of the bond's making, illiterate. Hence he understood the bond to contain the aforesaid condition and if the bond does not contain that condition it is not of his making. WP puts himself upon the country and JT puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come in Easter term 1422. Pledges are named for the defendant. The bond is given to clerk John H. for safe keeping.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 20/05/1420
(due) 26/05/1420 < Pentecost
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Bray (m) Attorney Croydon < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
John Dalton (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Hotoft (m) Clerk Common Pleas [court] Clerk
John Tiptoft (m) Knight Plaintiff
Richard Edmund (m) Attorney London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Samon (m) Yeoman Other
William Halle (m) Gentleman Shillington < Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Preston (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/644, rot. 307

Term: Hilary 1422
County: London
Writ type: Account
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: Robert C. is in mercy for many defaults. Parson Peter H., Isabel W. (daughter of Alice W), and John L., executors of the will of Alice W., claim that Robert C. has not rendered reasonable account concerning the time when he acted as receiver of the monies of the late AW. Parson PH, IW, and JL say that RC acted as the late AW's receive from 08/01/1414 as far as 20/04/1415, during which time he received on behalf of AW 26m by the hands of John W. and Alice C., at London. Damages are claimed at £20.

Pleading: RC says that he was never receiver of the aforesaid 26m nor any other monies of the late AW by the hands of JW, AC, or anyone else and places himself upon the country, and the plaintiffs place themselves likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come in Easter term 1422.

Postea text: postea 1 - the sheriff returns that the writ reached him late and so the case is forwarded until later in Easter term 1422.

Postea text: postea 2 - in Easter term 1422 the case was given a continuance as far as Michaelmas term 1422, prior to which term king Henry V died. Therefore, plaintiffs parson PH, IW, and JL, in Michaelmas term 1422, sought a new writ of the sheriff of London to re-arrest RC so that he might be before the court in Hilary term 1423 so as to hear judgment, and to have a jury to the court in the same term.

Postea text: postea 3 - the sheriff did not send the writ and so the case is forwarded as far as Easter term 1423.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Michael Cornhill < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 08/01/1414
(due) 20/04/1415
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Alice Coventre (f) Other
Alice Wolbergh (f) dec. Testator
Isabel Whitewell (f) Executor, Plaintiff
John Lysurs (m) Executor, Plaintiff
John Wolbergh (m) Other
Nicholas Wotton (m) Attorney of defendant
Peter Hynewyk (m) Parson St Michael Cornhill [church] London < St Michael Cornhill < Cornhill Ward < England Executor, Plaintiff
Robert Coventre (m) Grocer London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/644, rot. 308d

Term: Hilary 1422
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Breach of Statute; Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: Thomas Castell claims that at the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist 1421 he retained Isabel, daughter of James Frowe, to work for him as a maid for one whole year. However, Isabel left his service prematurely on 10 December 1421 without reasonable cause, breaching the statute of labourers etc. Damages claimed at £10.

Pleading: Isabel says that she left TC's service because TC ordered her to withdraw from his service on the aforesaid 10 December 1421.

Pleading: TC says that Isabel withdrew from his service without good licence, and not because he ordered her to.

Pleading: Isabel repeats that TC ordered her to withdraw from his service. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Easter 1422. Pledges named for the defendant.

Postea text: 2 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Michaelmas 1422.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Dunstan in the East < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 24/06/1421
(due) 24/06/1422 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Breach of Statute England (initial) 10/12/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edmund Custe (m) Woolpacker London < England Surety for defendant
Isabel Frowe (f) London < England Defendant
James Frowe (m) London < England Other
John Sprever (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Castell (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Maynell (m) Grocer London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Southam (m) Grocer London < England Surety for defendant
William Prest (m) Chandler London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/644, rot. 312

Term: Hilary 1422
County: Warwickshire
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Real action / rents / damage to real estate; Taking of goods

Pleading: William M. claims that John G. used force and arms to reap and carry off his wheat, barley, beans, peas, and oats at Napton, Warwickshire, to the value of 40s. Damages are claimed at 100s.

Pleading: JG denies force and arms; parties on country. Concerning the remainder of the supposed trespass, JG, protesting that the corn involved was neither as much nor as valuable as WM's writ supposes, states that at the time of the supposed trespass, the aforesaid corn was growing in the free tenement of Thomas H. and his wife Joan H., held of the right of Joan, and JG says that he was the servant of TH, and thus reaped and removed the corn with good licence.

Pleading: WM says that at the time of the trespass, this location was the free tenement of WM himself and his wife Joan, held in the right of Joan, and not the tenement of TH and JH. Enquiry on country. And upon this JM seeks the aid of TH and JH to verify his claims, so the sheriff of Warwickshire is ordered to summon TH and JH to be at this court at the quindene of Easter 1422. Further day given between the parties. And upon this JG puts TH in his place in the aforesaid plea.

Postea text: On this day comes WM in his own person, JG by attorney TH, TH in person, and JH by her attorney and husband TH. JH and TH associate themselves with JG's plea aforesaid, and are prepared to verify this. Sheriff to have jury here at Easter five weeks.

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods Napton on the Hill < Warwickshire < England (initial) 03/09/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Joan Hayton (f) Other
Joan More (f) Other
John Genne (m) Baker London < England Defendant
Thomas Hayton (m) Attorney of defendant, Other
William More (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/644, rot. 316

Term: Hilary 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 200m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Petronilla W. claims that Adam D. owes her £123 6s 8d on a bond. PW says that on 14/06/1382 AD obliged himself to PW, William G. and Richard F. in £123 6s 8d payable to PW, WG, RF, or any of them in the eve of Easter 1383 (21/03/1383) in the London parish of All Hallows the Great, Dowgate ward. Damages are claimed at 200m. Bond shown in court. And upon this PW says that the bond was made at London etc.

Pleading: AD defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Easter term 1422.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond All Hallows the Great < Dowgate Ward < London < England (initial) 14/06/1382
(due) 21/03/1383 (vigil) < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Adam Damport (m) Clerk Stokenham < Devon < England Defendant
John Fonhell (m) Attorney of defendant
Petronilla Baron alias Petronilla Waltham (f) Plaintiff
Richard Forster (m) Creditor
William Gascoigne (m) Creditor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/644, rot. 320

Term: Hilary 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Cambruge claims that parson William Calkewell owes him 11m on a bond made on 22/07/1420 between William Cambruge and the late William T. on one part, and parson William Calkewell on the other part. Damages are claimed at £10 [10m in the re-entry of this case on Easter term roll 1422]. Bond shown in court. And upon this William Cambruge says that the bond was made at London etc.

Pleading: William Calkewell defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Easter term 1422.

Pleading: [Further information drawn from CP40/645 rot.262] William Calkewell says that the force of the bond ought not hold because after the making of the bond, and prior to his death, the late WT issued him a release on 06/11/1421. The release is presented to the court. And upon this William Calkwell says that the bond was made at Thetford, Norfolk.

Pleading: William Cambruge says that the late WT did not release William Calkewell by way of the aforesaid release and seeks inquiry upon the country, and William Calkwell seeks likewise. The sheriff of Norfolk is ordered to make a jury come in Trinity term 1422. The release is given to clerk John H. for safe keeping.

Postea text: postea 1 - 12/07/1422 the release is delivered to William B., chief baron of the Exchequer, for consideration by a jury, and so clerk JH is quit of it.

Postea text: postea 2 - 18/11/1422 WB returns the release to chief clerk Thomas B. for safe keeping, and so WB is quit of it.

Case notes: Further information drawn from CP40/645 rot.262, in this latter entry damages are noted as 10m rather than the £10 appearing in the original entry; also a new attorney in the later entry.

Events
Type Place Date
Release (from Debt/obligation) Thetford < Norfolk < England (initial) 06/11/1421
Bond St Peter Cornhill < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 22/07/1420
(due) 01/11/1420 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John atte Brigge (m) Attorney of defendant
John Hotoft (m) Clerk Clerk
Richard Skilfull (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Belwode (m) Chief Clerk Common Pleas [court] Clerk
William Babyngton (m) Chief Baron of the Exchequer Official
William Calkewell (m) Chaplain, Parson Illington < Norfolk < England alias (lately of) Rawreth < Essex < England Defendant
William Cambruge (m) Alderman, Citizen London < England Plaintiff
William Tasburgh (m) Clerk Rector Rayleigh [church] Rayleigh < Essex < England Creditor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/644, rot. 320d

Term: Hilary 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Contract (general); Debt; Sale of goods

Pleading: John Cole claims that widow Margaret K., administrator of the goods and chattels of the late Richard K., owes him 11m 10s [sic]. John Cole claims that on 21 January 1417 the late RK had been indebted to Simon B. in 50s for various wines and other merchandise, payable to SB at London in the parish of St. Bride, ward of Farringdon Without at Easter 1417. Also, on 21 January 1417, the late RK owed John M. 10m for various wines and other merchandise, payable at Easter 1417. Hence, on the same 21 January 1417, at the request of the late RK, John Cole acted as RK's surety of payment concerning both the aforesaid 50s owed to SB and the 10m owed to JM. Afterwards, on 2 March 1417, John Cole had to respond to a suit brought by JM concerning the aforesaid 10m, and on 2 May 1417, at the suit of SB, he was arrested in the parish and ward aforesaid by John Coventre, one of the sheriffs of London, to respond concerning the aforesaid 50s. And although John Cole will have to pay (solverit) 50s to SB and 10m to JM on these pretexts neither the late RK nor MK, after being made RK's administrator by former bishop of London RC, have acquitted him of this debt, which totals to exactly 13m 10s [sic]. Damages are claimed at 20m.

Pleading: MK defends and seeks licence to imparl to quindene of Easter 1422.

Case notes: The 11m 10s cited in the charge is probably an error, as the sums concerned add up to 13m 10s.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 21/01/1417
(due) 11/04/1417 < Easter
Sale of Goods St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (due) 11/04/1417 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Cole snr (m) Vintner London < England Plaintiff
John Coventre (m) Sheriff London < England Official
John Meger (m) London < England Creditor
John Westwode (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
Margaret Kyrkeby (f) Widow London < England Administrator, Defendant
Richard Clifford (m) Bishop London [diocese] Official
Richard Colshill (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Edmond (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Kyrkeby (m) dec. Founder London < England Intestator
Simon Bartelot (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Creditor
William Kenet (m) Saddler London < England Surety for defendant
William Sonman (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/644, rot. 322

Term: Hilary 1422
County: Suffolk
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Augustin D. claims that Florence P., widow of Nicholas P. and executor of the will of Thomas B., together with co-executor William C., owes him 20m by way of four bonds made between AD and a certain late Richard S. on the one part, and the late TB on the other part. All four bonds were made at Hadleigh, Suffolk, on 11/05/1414 and payable in Easter 1415 (31/03/1415), valued at 5m each. Damages are claimed at £20.

Pleading: FP defends, protesting that she does not acknowledge that the bonds are of the late TB's making, nor that she is the executor of his will. FP says that long before the time of his death, the late TB granted by way of a writing which she presents to this court, his goods and chattels, all and singular, as much moveable as immovable, of whatever nature etc. to WC, John S., Nicholas D., John C., and Robert W, as well as (that which) TB by right, was owed or considered (de jure debita seu spectancia) at the time of the same gift and grant, for a term of 60 years. Additionally, this grant included the rents of diverse tenements in Walbrook, London, which TB had by grant of William B. to whom John Fitz Simond demised them, to the same term. William C., John S., Nicholas D., John C. and their assigns etc are to have and to hold these goods and chattels without reclamation or accusation or contradiction by TB etc. As a result of this gift and grant William C., John S., Nicholas D., John C. were seised of all these goods and chattels etc. and TB was permitted (by William C., John S., Nicholas D., John C.) to occupy them for the term of his life. Later, TB died, and William C., John S., Nicholas D., John C. granted these goods and chattels to FP whilst she was a woman alone, by the force of which gift FP as a woman alone, and later FP was seised of these things. FP says that the only thing which passed to her which belonged to TB at the time of his death, was one copper/brass plate worth 12d concerning which she made full administration long before the making of the original writ. It is noted that TB had on the day of the aforesaid gift and grant to William C., John S., Nicholas D., John C., among other goods and chattels, namely: 2 beds with curtains/hangings; one celure (silerum - O.E.D. 'hangings of a bed'); seven costers (side-curtains for a bed) and tapestries; 4 benches/bench-covers (scannaria) called 'bankers'; 12 cushions of red and blue worsted; one bed with curtains and celure; seven tapestries (tapetas) and costers; 3 benches/bench-covers (scannaria) and 6 cushions of worsted with tri-foils; one bed with curtains and celure; two costers of red worsted; 'one covering of blue tapisser-work with curtains and celure of blue carde; one covering, tester and celure with curtains; 3 benches/bench-cover and 6 cushions of red and green worsted; one covering and one tester of 'Norfolk grey (glauci)' colour with curtains and celure of blue carde; one covering of Flanders tapisser-work (of Flemmish tapisser-work) with dogs called 'talbots' interwoven; 2 benches/bench-covers and 12 cushions of the same work; 3 curtains and celure of blue carde; one covering; one tester of blue worsted with curtains and celure of blue carde; 2 costers of red, green, and white worsted for enclosing; 4 covers of a work called 'chalon-work'; 6 'purlinges of Flanders'; 2 covers; 2 testers of blue worsted with curtains and celure of blue carde; 9 bed cushions called 'feather-beds'; 9 bolsters; 2 pallets; 8 mattresses; 8 pair of blankets and one quilt; one covering; one tester of embroidered blur worsted; one covering of yellow cloth embroidered with roses lined with carde; 30 pair of sheets; 24 pillows; 3 carpets; 2 benches; 2 copboards; 6 tables; 6 pair of trestles; one tall cathedra (i.e. arm-chair = 'longam cathedram'); 2 other cathedra; 12 stools (scabella inucta); 2 pair of tablers (tabulers); 3 long lances; one 'lance-gaye'; two poleaxes; one reversible 'table of Pruce' (unam tabulam de pruce reversam); 2 chests (cistm); 6 long chests; 2 gardeviances; 2 pair of forcers called trussing coffers; one hanaper; 3 pair of andirons; 4 iron plates for a certain 'hall hearth' (astro aule); 2 pair of tongs; one iron fork (furcam); one fire-rake; 2 long benches; 4 short benches; one aumbry; three counter-chests; 4 chests of Pruce; 3 forcers; 12 pair of 'bed-boards'; 6 pair of room-basins (pelves pro camera); 2 pair of bells; 2 sacks of leather called 'cloth-sacks'; barehides of leather; 3 cloth bags called 'males'; one sulphering-vat; one tablet of alabaster; 2 vestments; one gold cup; 2 cruets; one paxbred; 2 'corporaces'; 4 towls; one frontal; one reredos of red and green tartarin; one crucifix of burel and silver gilt; one sacring-bell; 24 table-cloths called 'board-cloths'; 4 cupboard cloths; 25 towels; 70 small-cloths of daiper; 11 table cloths; 11 small towels of plain cloth; 28 silver cups; 24 plain sliver lids; 6 silver saucers; one chest for spices (pro pulve); 2 dozen silver spoons; 6 basins with 3 lavers of counterfeit latten; 3 basins and three plain lavers; 6 round basins; 8 latten candelabra; one copper chafer; 4 jars called pottel-pots; 4 jars called quart-pots and 2 jars called pint-pots of electrum; 2 jars; 4 lavers; 6 goblets and one lid of silver; 5 covered craters plain and gilt; 2 cups; one laver; 2 silver gilt goblets; 2 silver gilt and bound girdles; one gilt signet; 20 rings with 3 of diamond and 3 of sapphire (cum tribus diamandis et tribus saphiris); 7 ounces of broken gold; 2 ponds and 7 ounces of broken silver; 3 necklaces; 2 strings of pearls; 3 rosaries called 'paternosters' of gold and coral; one ambry (almoriolum); one counter-chest; 2 long-chests for bread, one (chest) for napery; one chest for 40 pounds of candles, 3 pairs of bellows; 6 'jars' of leather; 5 table-knives; 2 knives called trencher-knives; 7 torches (tortos); 3 large-torches/candles (tortulos); 18 prickets of wax; 2 pipes of Gascon wine; 2 barrels of sweet wine called malvoisie and rumney; one pipe of wine called vinegar; one closed-ambry with seven basinets; 6 ventails; 2 breastplates; 3 pair of cuisses; 3 pair of greaves; three pair of rebraces and three pair of umbraces; three pair of 'gloves of plate'; 4 iron vizors; one pair of blue rolled-silk briganders (brigandines); 4 coats of mail; one sparth; 3 swords; 4 baselards; 2 daggers; one 'wood-knife'; 3 pair of trenching-knives bound with one silver thread; one black satin outer-garment; one ambry with 5 dozen bows; 7 dozen arrows; 6 catapults; one dozen arrow heads; 6 dozen shafts/tails? (petiliorum); 3 dozen shafts/tails? called perch-bolts and flights; 6 bracers called 'wad-braces'; 6 gloves for archery; 2 dozen bow-strings; 2 leather bags 3 canvas bags for bows; one cloth of (squirrel) 'stage'; one yellow outer-garment; 4 copper/brass jars; 8 copper/brass plates; 2 cooking-pots; 8 pair of plates; 3 grilling irons; 3 frying-pan; one long plate; 10 iron cooking-dishes; 2 pair of iron rakes; 2 'gromos'; 3 iron tripods; 2 pair of tongs; 2 dressing knives; 2 leaching-knives; 2 sconces (skon'is); 2 large tin/pewter ladles (stannea); 4 mortars; 3 pestles (pilas); 2 plates called 'fire-plates'; 2 tables for hearths (duas tabulas pro ostriis); one grate; one 'pele' (pell?); 2 hooks called 'flesh-hooks'; 13 chargers; 20 platters; 23 dishes; 12 saucers of electrum; a set of 18 vessels (vasibus); one aumbry; one lead chest; 2 baths called 'salting-troughs'; one llarge earthen vessels; 2 barrels for 'verges'; 2 pipes called bolter-pipes ('bulterpipes); one bath and 2 tubs for kneading; 2 bottles (butell'); one sieve; one 'strinxoria' (strainer?); 3 sacks; two axes for fuel; 5 horses; 5 saddles with all their apparatus; 2 saddles for women (sellas per mulieribus) with all their apparatus; one saddle called a 'summer saddle'; one saddle called a 'mail-saddle'; one horse comb; 2 horse covers of canvas; 3 boars; 6 sows; 40 pigs; 20 small pigs; 200 sheep; 16 cows; one bull; 10 oxen; 10 calves; 16 geese; 20 ducks; 30 capons; 20 hens; 6 cocks; 50 acres of wheat; 30 acres of barley; 30 acres of sown peas and vetch; 20 quarters of wheat in the granary; 30 quarters of barley; 20 quarters of wheat in stacks (in tassis); 22 quarters of oats; 12 quarters of peas; 8 cart horses; one cart furnished (reinforced) with iron; 2 other carts; 2 ploughs with all their apparatus; 3 carts for dung; 4 harrows; 10 shovels; 2 hoes; 6 spades; 3 dung-forks; 1 wheelbarrow; one bushel measure (bussellum); one winnowing-cloth; three fanning-troughs; three steeping-vats; one seed-cod; 10 sacks for grain; one mashfat; and other pipes and tubbs.

Pleading: AD says that he does not acknowledge that the aforesaid writing, advanced in this court under the name of TB, is of TB's making. Ad also says that on the day of the making of the original writ, namely [blank] 9 Henry V, FP had other goods and chattels of the late TB at London in the parish of St John the Evangelist, Walbrook and Dowgate Wards, which were not declared in the aforesaid list. These goods are namely: gold; silver; silver vessels, a certain gilt and a certain white necklace (vasa argenta quedam videlt' deaurata et quedam alba monilia); precious stones; jewels (iocalia); pepper; ginger; almonds; oil; wax; woad; madder; gold cloth; cloth of silk; worsted cloth linen and woollen cloth; tablecloths; towels; bonds of payment (scripts obligatoria de custumis) assigned to TB totalling £400 and other diverse debts owed to TB totalling £200; and many other diverse goods and chattels. AD seeks inquiry upon the country, and FP seeks likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come in Easter term 1422.

Postea text: postea 1 - AD does not come to prosecute his writ and so he and his pledges of the prosecution are in mercy.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Hadleigh < Suffolk < England (initial) 11/05/1414
(due) 31/03/1415 < Easter
Bond Hadleigh < Suffolk < England (initial) 11/05/1414
(due) 31/03/1415 < Easter
Bond Hadleigh < Suffolk < England (initial) 11/05/1414
(due) 31/03/1415 < Easter
Gift London < England (initial) 01/03/1415
Bond Hadleigh < Suffolk < England (initial) 11/05/1414
(due) 31/03/1415 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Augustin Dunton (m) Hadleigh < Suffolk < England Plaintiff
Florence Pecche (f) Widow (lately of) London < England Defendant, Executor
John Chychele (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Other
John FitzSimond (m) Knight Other
John Snell (m) Clerk Other
Nicholas Dixon (m) Other
Nicholas Pecche (m) dec. Knight Other
Richard Skynner (m) dec. Stoke by Nayland < Suffolk < England Creditor
Robert Watton (m) Other
Thomas Adam (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Burton (m) dec. Citizen Grocer London < England Testator
Thomas Denys (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Burton (m) Other
William Chichele (m) Grocer London < England Accessory, Executor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/644, rot. 338

Term: Hilary 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 8m
Damages awarded: 13s 4d
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Clerk (Jr.) son and heir of John Clerk claims that George T. owes him 8m by way of three bonds. All three bonds were made on 16/11/1419. The first bond was for 46s 8d payable in equal payments in the feasts of the purification of St Mary 1420 (02/02/1420) and Easter 1420 (07/04/1420). The second bond was for 40s payable in the feast of the nativity of St John the Baptist 1420 (2/06/1420). The third bond was payable in the feast of Christmas 1420 (25/12/1420). The bonds are shown to the court. Damages are claimed at 8m. And, John Clerk (Jr.) says that the bonds were made at London [parish and ward left blank].

Pleading: GT says that the action against him ought not continue because after the day of the making of the aforesaid bonds John Clerk (Jr.) issued him a release at Scarborough, Yorkshire, on 10/03/1420. GT presents this release to the court.

Pleading: John Clerk (Jr.) says that the release is not of his making and seeks inquiry upon the country, and GT seeks likewise. Orser to the sheriff of Yorkshire to make a jury come in Easter term 1422.

Postea text: postea 1 - John Clerk (Jr.) comes, but GT does not. Therefore, John Clerk (Jr.) is to recover the aforesaid debt plus damages of 13s 4d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 16/11/1419
(due) 02/02/1420 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
(due) 07/04/1420 < Easter
Release (from Debt/obligation) Scarborough < Yorkshire < England (initial) 10/03/1420
Bond London < England (initial) 16/11/1419
(due) 24/06/1420 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Bond London < England (initial) 16/11/1419
(due) 25/12/1420 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
George Topcliff (m) Yeoman Scarborough < Yorkshire < England Defendant
John Clerk jnr (m) Scarborough < Yorkshire < England Plaintiff
John Clerk snr (m) Scarborough < Yorkshire < England Other
John Kemp (m) Attorney of plaintiff
un-named (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/644, rot. 338d

Term: Hilary 1422
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: Elizabeth, prioress of Haliwell claims that John C. and John D. used force and arms to break her close and houses at Haliwell (Holywell), Middlesex, from which they seized and carried off goods and chattels to the value of £20. The goods taken were namely: one gown of blue medley furred with white lamb's fleece; 3 hoods of 'black of lyre'; one celure of carde worked with silver; one pair of socks furred with black lamb's fleece; six brass vessels (vasorum), garnishes, and other household utensils. Damages are claimed at £40.

Pleading: RD and JC say that they are innocent and put themselves upon the country, and prioress Elizabeth puts herself likewise. Order to the sheriff of Middlesex to make a jury come in Easter term 1422.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Holywell < Middlesex < England (initial) 20/11/1420
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Elizabeth Arundell (f) Prioress Haliwell [priory] Haliwell < Middlesex < England Plaintiff
John Carbroke (m) Writer London < England Defendant
John Derby (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Roger Duns (m) Bookbinder London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/644, rot. 444

Term: Hilary 1422
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas G. claims that John C. owes him £40 per a bond. Damages are claimed at £40. Bond shown in court. And, TG says that the bond was made at Uxbridge, Middlesex.

Pleading: JC defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Easter term 1422.

Postea text: 2 posteas - both are further licences to imparl, forwarding the case as far as Michaelmas term 1422.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Uxbridge < Middlesex < England (initial) 05/05/1419
(due) 29/09/1415 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Chestre (m) Citizen Goldsmith London < England Defendant
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Gromett (m) Uxbridge < Middlesex < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/644, rot. 444

Term: Hilary 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas D., Richard B., and Joan S. (who was the wife of Thomas B.), executors of the will of Thomas B., together with JS's new husband William S., clam that JK owes them £7 per a bond bade between JK and the late TB. Damages are claimed at 10m. Bond shown in court, as well as letters testamentary. And, the executors say that the bond was made at London [parish and ward left blank].

Pleading: JK defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Easter term 1422. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 20/02/1415
(due) 31/03/1415 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Joan Brounyng (f) Widow London < England Executor, Plaintiff
John Knapton (m) Merchant Cambridge < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant
John West (m) Gentleman Morden < Cambridgeshire < England Surety for defendant
Nicholas Charwode (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Banastre (m) Citizen Fishmonger London < England Executor, Plaintiff
Thomas Brounyng (m) dec. Citizen Fishmonger London < England Testator
Thomas Doufhous (m) Citizen Fishmonger London < England Executor, Plaintiff
Waren Ingrith (m) Gentleman Meldreth < Cambridgeshire < England Surety for defendant
William Odam (m) Gentleman Tydd St Giles < Cambridgeshire < England Surety for defendant
William Sampson (m) Plaintiff