CP40/645
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/645, rot. 102d

Term: Easter 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas C. claims that John W. owes him £6 16s 10d per a bond. Damages are claimed at 100s. Bond shown in court. And upon this TC says that the bond was made at London etc.

Pleading: JW defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Trinity 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 St Lawrence Jewry < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 18/11/1418
(due) 02/02/1419 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Freman (m) Butcher Westminster < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
John Skelton (m) Skinner Westminster < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
John Wodeward (m) Citizen Mercer London < England alias Oxford < Oxfordshire < England Defendant
Thomas Cressy (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Walter Burton (m) Husbandman Westminster < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
William Pynbert (m) Yeoman Westminster < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/645, rot. 106d

Term: Easter 1422
County: Berkshire
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Assault; Housebreaking

Pleading: Thomas O. claims that on 05/01/1421 Adam W. used force and arms to break his close at Erleigh Court ('Erle Bertelmewe'), Berkshire, whereupon AW assaulted TO's servant, John M., so that TO was without JM's service for half of year then next following the day of the trespass. Damages are claimed at £20.

Pleading: AW says that he is innocent and puts himself upon the country, and TO puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of Berkshire to make a jury come in Trinity term 1422.

Postea text: postea 1 - the case was respited from Trinity 1422 as far as Michaelmas term 1422, before which term king Henry V died. Therefore, TO came before the court in Michaelmas term 1422 and sought a new writ of the sheriff of Berkshire to re-attach AW so that he might be before this court to hear judgment in Hilary term 1423, and also to have the jury as first empanelled to this court in the same term.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
House-breaking
Erleigh Court < Berkshire < England (initial) 05/01/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Adam Waryn (m) Skinner London < England Defendant
John Mury (m) Servant Other
Robert Onynaton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Overey (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/645, rot. 107

Term: Easter 1422
County: London
Writ type: Disseisin
Case type: Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: The mayor and sheriffs of London have inserted this record and process of a certain plea before the Hustings of London in these words. Plea of land held in the Hustings of London 09/03/1422. Richard Q. seeks from Richard E. one messuage with appurtenances in London, situated in the parish of St. Nicholas Olave, Queenhithe Ward. RQ says that Matilda E. and Eustace E. granted this messuage to Henry A. the son and heir of William A., a certain citizen of London, and his wife Cecily Q. the daughter of ME, to have the aforesaid messuage of themselves and their corporal heirs. And, according to this grant, should HA and CQ die without heirs the property should revert to the heirs and assigns of CQ. Hence, HA and CQ were seised of this property during the peace of Edward I, but died without any heirs of their bodies, at which point the messuage should have passed in its entirety to CQ's brother and heir Thomas Q. (Sen.), from whom it should then have passed to his son Thomas Q. (Jr.), and then to his son Thomas Q. (3rd), and finally to his son the plaintiff RQ.

Pleading: RE defends and seeks to call to warrant 'Reginald C. (3rd) the son and heir of Reginald C. (Jr.) the son of Reginald C. (Sen.), lately of Kent' with the help of the court of the lord king in counties of Kent, Surrey, Sussex, and Hertfordshire. RQ freely grants this, and so day is given between the parties in the court of Common Pleas at Westminster in Easter term 1422.

Pleading: Hence, the parties have now come before the Common Pleas in Easter term 1422 seeking writs of the sheriffs of Surrey, Sussex, Hertfordshire, and Kent to have Reginald C. (3rd) to warrant RE concerning the aforesaid messuage etc. These writs are granted, returnable in Michaelmas term 1422. And upon this RE puts in his place concerning this case, a certain Thomas H.

Postea text: postea 1 - prior to Michaelmas term 1422 king Henry V died and so RQ's process in this plea is stopped. Therefore the aforesaid record and process are returned to the mayor and sheriffs of London etc.

Case notes: marginalized 'mayor'

Events
Type Place Date
Location of Property St Nicholas Olave < Queenhithe Ward < London < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Cecily Quatermayn (f) London < England Other
Eustace Esthalle (m) Other
Henry Arderne (m) Citizen London < England Other
John Hethingham (m) Attorney of defendant
John Stafford (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Matilda Esthalle (f) Other
Reginald Cobham snr (m) Knight Other
Reginald Cobham jnr (m) Knight Other
Reginald Cobham (m) Knight (lately of) Kent < England Other
Richard Edmond (m) Defendant
Richard Quatermayn (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Henster (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Quatermayn (m) Other
Thomas Quatermayn jnr (m) Other
Thomas Quatermayn snr (m) Other
William Arderne (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/645, rot. 109

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

Pleading: Thomas R. claims that John C. owes him 100s on a bond made on 07/11/1412 and payable in Christmas 1412 (25/12/1412). Damages are claimed at 10m. Bond shown in court. And upon this TR says that the bond was made at London etc.

Pleading: JC says that the force of the bond ought not hold because after the bond's making an indenture was made, one part of which, sealed by TR, he presents to the court. This indenture says that this indenture, made 08/11/1412, says that although JC has obliged himself to TR in 100s payable to TR in Christmas 1412, after the giving of the aforesaid bond TR wishes and grants of himself and his heirs that the aforesaid bond will be null and void if JC should pay TR 20s in Christmas 1412 (25/12/1412), followed by 13s 4d in Easter 1413 (23/04/1413), 13s 4d in the nativity of St John the Baptist 1413 (24/06/1413), 13s 4d in Michaelmas 1413 (29/09/1413), 13s 4d in Christmas 1413 (25/12/1413), 13s 4d in Easter 1414 (08/04/1414), and 13s 4d in the nativity of St John the Baptist 1414 (24/06/1414). JC says that he made these payments according to the form of the indenture, at Silsoe, Bedfordshire.

Pleading: TR says that JC did not pay him £4 of the aforesaid 100s at the feasts specified in the indenture, at the first Christmas etc. TR says that JC did not pay him the 20s which was to be paid at Christmas 1412 according to the force and effect of the indenture.

Pleading: JC says that he did pay TR the aforesaid 20s at Christmas 1412 according to the form an effect of the indenture and puts himself upon the country, and TR puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of Bedfordshire to make a jury come in Trinity term 1422. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Postea text: postea 1 - the sheriff of Bedfordshire returns that the writ reached him too late and so the case is forwarded as far as Michaelmas term 1422.

Postea text: postea 2 - prior to Michaelmas term 1422 king Henry V dies and so in Michaelmas term 1422 TR sought a new writ of the sheriff of London to re-arrest JC to be before this court to hear judgement in the morrow of All Souls 1422. TR also sought a new writ of the sheriff of Bedfordshire to have a jury to before the court in Martinmas 1422.

Postea text: postea 3 - the sheriff of London returns that JC has nothing in his bailiwick. And, it is testified that JC has estate in the county of Bedfordshire. Therefore, the decision is that the sheriff of Bedfordshire is to re-summon JC to be to this court to hear judgment in Hilary term 1423. Concerning the jury which the sheriff of Bedfordshire had been to bring before the court in Michaelmas term 1422, the jury is respited as far as Hilary term 1423.

Postea text: postea 4 - Plaintiff TR comes and defendant JC does not come. The jury is respited as far as Easter term 1423.

Postea text: postea 5 - Plaintiff TR comes and defendant JC does not come, and therefore the jury is taken against JC for default. The jury is respited as far as Trinity term 1423 because they did not come. The sheriff is to place 'decem tales' (suitable replacement jurors).

Postea text: postea 6 - TR comes, and a jury comes and says on oath that JC did not pay TR the aforesaid 20s at the feast of Christmas 1421. Therefore, TR is to recover the aforesaid debt plus 10m damages.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond England
Bond St Martin Ludgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 07/11/1412
(due) 25/12/1412 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Clapoull (m) Gentleman, Lord Newbury < Bedfordshire < England alias Silsoe < Bedfordshire < England Defendant
John Fitz (m) Gentleman Polehanger < Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant
John Turveye (m) Gentleman Turvey < Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Lounde (m) Gentleman Shefford < Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Rasyn (m) Southwark < Surrey < England Plaintiff
William Halle (m) Gentleman Shillington < Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/645, rot. 115d

Term: Easter 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond; Loan

Pleading: John P. claims that John N. owes him 26m by way of three bonds and a loan made between JP and a certain late Thomas R. on the one part, and JN on the other part. All three of these bonds were made on 09/05/1412, one bond of 10m being due on 15/05/1412 and two bonds of 7m being due on 01/08/1412 and 01/11/1412. The loan, of 26s 8d, was made from on 20/05/1412 and payable on 22/05/1412. The bonds are presented to the court. JP says that the loan was made at London in the parish of St Sepulchre, ward of Farringdon Without, and also that the bonds were made in the same place. Damages are claimed at £20.

Pleading: JN defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Trinity term 1422.

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

Case notes: Related to CP40/639 rot.543, which would appear to be an earlier attempt to claim on the same bonds

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 09/05/1412
(due) 01/11/1412 < All Saints
Bond St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 09/05/1412
(due) 15/05/1412
Bond St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 09/05/1412
(due) 01/08/1412 < St Peter ad Vincula
Loan St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 20/05/1412
(due) 22/05/1412
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Newman (m) Yeoman Corsham < Wiltshire < England Defendant
John Parys (m) Plaintiff
Nicholas Wotton (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Rykedon (m) dec. Creditor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/645, rot. 118d

Term: Easter 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John W. claims that Thomas B. owes him 63s 4d on three bonds, one bond made on 01/06/1407 for 23s 4d and two bonds made on 21/06/1407 for 20s each. The 23s 4d bond was due in Easter 1408 (15/04/1408). The two 20s bonds were due in Michaelmas 1407 (29/09/1407) and Christmas 1407 (25/12/1407). Damages are claimed at 40s. The bonds are shown in court. And upon this JW says that the bonds were made in London [parish and ward left blank].

Pleading: TB defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Trinity 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 England (initial) 01/06/1407
(due) 15/04/1408 < Easter
Bond England (initial) 21/06/1407
(due) 29/09/1407 < Michaelmas
Bond England (initial) 21/06/1407
(due) 25/12/1407 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edward FitzSymond (m) Attorney Camberwell < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
John Burbache (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Vyncent (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Welles alias John Wellys (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Nicholas Aynell (m) Crier Camberwell < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Barton (m) Esquire Tring < Hertfordshire < England Defendant
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/645, rot. 124

Term: Easter 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Arbitration; Bond

Pleading: Nicholas R. claims that John G. owes him £10 per a bond made on 25/06/1421 and due on 22/07/1421. Damages are claimed at £20. Bond shown in court.

Pleading: JG says that the force of the bond ought not hold because prior to the day of that writing's making certain lawsuits and discords had been ongoing between himself and NR which were to be settled, and so NR and JG placed themselves in arbitration on the day and year aforesaid (presumably 25/06/1401), at London in the parish and ward aforesaid, before arbitrators John T., John S., Henry S., and Geoffrey G. concerning all lawsuits, and debts between them prior to that day. JG says that he made the aforesaid bond under the condition that should he carry out the form of the aforesaid arbitration then the bond would be null and void, believing that that condition was contained within the bond. JG says that if that is not the condition of the bond then it is not of his making and puts himself upon the country, and NR puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come later in Easter term 1422.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 25/06/1421
(due) 22/07/1421
Arbitration St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 25/06/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Geoffrey Gybon (m) Arbitrator
Henry Sadeler (m) Arbitrator
John Gerardessone (m) Cordwainer Westminster < Middlesex < England Defendant
John Mey (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Scawen (m) Arbitrator
John Tyrell (m) Arbitrator
Nicholas Rewyche (m) Cobbler London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/645, rot. 132d

Term: Easter 1422
County: Devon
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Civerchius S., executor of the will of 'John Shampyon lately merchant of Cologne lately son of Reedhans lately horse-merchant of Cologne', claims that JB owes him 17m arising from the sale of 3½ tuns of wine which JB bought from the late JS at Appledore, Devon, but did not pay him for. Damages are claimed at £20.

Pleading: JB says that he does not owe CS the aforesaid 17m nor any other monies and puts himself upon the country, and CS puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of Devon to make a jury come in Trinity term 1423. 'And upon this JB puts in his place concerning this case John W. or William E. versus CS.'

Postea text: postea 1 - the sheriff of Devon does not send the writ and so the case is forwarded as far as Michaelmas term 1422.

Postea text: postea 2 - prior to Michaelmas 1422 king Henry V died and so CS sought a new writ of the sheriff of Devon to re-arrest JB to be in this court and hear judgement in Hilary term 1423, and also to have a jury to the court in the same term.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods Appledore < Devon < England (initial) 07/02/1418
(due) 24/06/1418 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Civerchius Snawe (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Executor, Plaintiff
John Berne (m) Glover Great Torrington < Devon < England Defendant
John Shampyon (m) dec. Merchant Cologne < Foreign < Germany Testator
John Wydeslade (m) Attorney of defendant
Reedhans Shampyon (m) Horse Merchant Cologne < Foreign < Germany Other
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Elyot (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/645, rot. 156

Term: Easter 1422
County: Kent
Writ type: Debt (account); Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond; Reckoning of account

Pleading: Bishop Thomas L., William K., Geoffrey L., Thomas K., John D., Nicholas D., and 'Richard Clyderowe of Romney', who are the executors of the will of 'Richard Clyderowe esquire of Kent', claim that Thomas P. owes them £40 by way of a £20 bond made between TP and the late Richard Clyderowe esquire, and the £20 unpaid residue of an £80 arrears of account which TP owed to the late Richard Clyderowe esquire as determined by a reckoning of account before auditor William M. Damages are claimed at £20. Bond shown in court. And upon this the executors say that the bond was made at Plumstead, Kent.

Pleading: TP says that the £20 bond is not of his making and puts himself upon the country, and the executors put themselves likewise. Concerning the supposed £20 unpaid arrears of account TP says that he does not owe the aforesaid executors this money nor any other monies and again puts himself upon the country, and the executors put themselves likewise. Order to the sheriff of Kent to make a jury come in Trinity term 1422. The bond is given to clerk John H. for safe keeping.

Postea text: postea 1 - the sheriff of Kent did not send the writ and so the case is forwarded as far a s Michaelmas term 1422.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting Plumstead < Kent < England (initial) 02/10/1419
Bond Plumstead < Kent < England (initial) 14/05/1403
(due) 29/09/1403 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Geoffrey Lauther (m) Esquire Executor, Plaintiff
John Darell (m) Esquire Executor, Plaintiff
John Hotoft (m) Clerk Common Pleas [court] Clerk
Nicholas Dyxson (m) Clerk Executor, Plaintiff
Richard Clyderowe (m) Esquire Kent < England Testator
Richard Clyderowe (m) Romney < Kent < England Executor, Plaintiff
Thomas Knolles snr (m) Grocer London < England Executor, Plaintiff
Thomas Langley (m) Bishop Durham [diocese] Executor, Plaintiff
Thomas Paramour (m) Husbandman Ash < Kent < England Defendant
William Kyldwoldmershe (m) Clerk Executor, Plaintiff
William Moray (m) Auditor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/645, rot. 167

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

Pleading: Alexander F. claims that Thomas R. owes him £11 per a bond. Damages are claimed at £10. Bond shown in court.

Pleading: TR says that the force of the bond ought not hold because at the time of its making he was imprisoned by AF and his associates.

Pleading: AF says that TR was a free man at the time of the bond's making and seeks inquiry upon the country, and TR seeks likewise. Order to the sheriff of Yorkshire to make a jury come in Trinity term 1422. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Postea text: postea 1 - the sheriff of Yorkshire did not send the writ and so the case is forwarded to later in Trinity term 1422.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Benet Paul's Wharf < Castle Baynard Ward < London < England (initial) 20/04/1418
(due) 11/11/1418 < Martinmas
Imprisonment Leeds < Yorkshire < England (initial) 20/04/1418
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Alexander Fernell alias Alexander Farnell (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Plaintiff
Peter Frothyngham (m) Gentleman York < Yorkshire < England Surety for defendant
Richard Clynton (m) Yeoman Yorkshire < England Surety for defendant
Robert Malyverer (m) Gentleman Yorkshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Robyas (m) Yeoman Hutton Lowcross < Yorkshire < England Defendant
Walter Mallom (m) Yeoman Yorkshire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/645, rot. 167

Term: Easter 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John H. claims that Thomas H. owes him £8 3s 4d per a bond. Damages are claimed at 100s. Bond shown in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Stephen Walbrook < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 05/07/1419
(due) 29/09/1419 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Harrys (m) Citizen Skinner London < England Plaintiff
Richard Pittes (m) Gentleman Brigstock < Northamptonshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Hoo (m) Esquire, Lordsec Hoo < Bedfordshire < England Defendant
Thomas Threder (m) Yeoman Luton < Hertfordshire < England Surety for defendant
William Warner (m) Yeoman Brigstock < Northamptonshire < England Surety for defendant
William Yelverton (m) Gentleman Rougham < Norfolk < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/645, rot. 177

Term: Easter 1422
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Loan; Sale of goods

Pleading: Ralph Palmer amerced for many defaults. Richard R. claims that Ralph P. owes him 40s arising from the sale of 4 carts of hay for 26s 8d, and a loan of 13s 4d. Damages claimed at 40s.

Pleading: RP says that he does not owe RR the aforesaid 40s nor any other monies. Order that he wager his law at Easter five weeks; pledges for law named.

Postea text: RP makes essoin, to octave of Trinity 1422.

Postea text: RP comes, plaintiff RR does not prosecute his writ. RR and pledges amerced, RP sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan Highgate < Middlesex < England (initial) 26/05/1421
Sale of Goods Highgate < Middlesex < England (initial) 25/06/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Ralph Palmer (m) Husbandman London < England Defendant
Richard Edmond (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Richard Riggenale (m) Plaintiff
Walter Savage (m) Surety of law (compurgator)

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/645, rot. 177

Term: Easter 1422
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Abduction; Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: Thomas M. claims that on 22/09/1421 Robert M. with his wife Joan M. used force and arms to break his close and houses at Whitechapel, Middlesex, where they seized and carried off goods and chattels to the value of 20m, and abducted TM's servant John A., so that TM was without JA's service for the six weeks then next following. The goods and chattels taken were namely: 2 barrels of beer; one copper/brass paten; one copper/brass jar; and other household utensils. Damages are claimed at £20.

Pleading: RM and JM say that they are innocent and put themselves upon the country, and TM puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of Middlesex to make a jury come later in Easter term 1422. Pledges are named for the defendants.

Events
Type Place Date
Abduction
Taking of Goods
Trespass
Whitechapel < Middlesex < England (initial) 22/09/1421
(due) 03/11/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Syngylton (m) Carpenter London < England Surety for defendant
Joan Mylon (f) London < England Defendant
John Adam (m) Servant Other
Lawrence Carpenter (m) Fuller London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Mylon (m) Carpenter London < England Defendant
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Molton (m) Brewer Plaintiff
William Ferrour (m) Brewer London < England Surety for defendant
William London (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/645, rot. 261

Term: Easter 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £4
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Walter C. claims that William T. owes him £4 17d per a bond. Damages are claimed at £4. Bond shown in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Abchurch < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 12/05/1420
(due) 25/12/1420 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Adam Bekynden (m) Gentleman Cranbrook < Kent < England Surety for defendant
John Hoigge (m) Gentleman Frittenden < Kent < England Surety for defendant
John Hore (m) Gentleman Brasted < Kent < England Surety for defendant
Walter Chertesey (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
William Gilderigge (m) Gentleman Herstmonceux < Sussex < England Surety for defendant
William Tylthe (m) Gentleman Cranbrook < Kent < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/645, rot. 261

Term: Easter 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Richard C., Thomas A., and Richard D. claim that John T. owes them £20 as the unpaid residue of a £27 6s 8d bond made on 10/07/1414 and due in Christmas 1414 (25/12/1414). Damages are claimed at 20m. Bond shown in court. And, RC, TA, and RD say that the bond was made at London etc.

Pleading: JT says that the force of the bond ought not hold because since its making, namely on 11/08/1421, RC issued him a release, which he presents to the court. In this release RC remises, relaxes, and quitclaims to JT and a certain John S. all personal actions suits etc.

Pleading: RC, TA, and RD say that the release is not of JT's making and seek inquiry upon the country, and JT seeks likewise. Order to the sheriff of Leicestershire to make a jury come in Trinity term 1422. the release is given to clerk John H. for safe keeping.

Events
Type Place Date
Release (from Debt/obligation) Lutterworth < Leicestershire < England (initial) 11/08/1421
Bond St Matthew Friday Street < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 10/07/1414
(due) 25/12/1414 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Breton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Hotoft (m) Clerk Common Pleas [court] Clerk
John Skreveyn (m) Lutterworth < Leicestershire < England Other
John Trippe (m) Chapman, Mercer Lutterworth < Leicestershire < England Defendant
Richard Crisp (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Richard Denton (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Austyn (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Byfeld (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/645, rot. 261d

Term: Easter 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Richard C., Thomas A., and Richard D. claim that John S. owes him £20 as the unpaid residue of a £27 6s 8d bond made on 10/07/1414 and due at Christmas 1414 (25/12/1414). Damages are claimed at 20m. Bond shown in court. And, RC, TA, and RD say that the bond was made at London etc.

Pleading: JS says that the force of the bond ought not hold because since its making, namely on 11/08/1421, RC issued him a release, which he presents to the court. In this release RC remises, relaxes, and quitclaims to JS and a certain John T. all personal actions suits etc.

Pleading: RC, TA, and RD say that the release is not of RC's making and seek inquiry upon the country, and JS seeks likewise. Order to the sheriff of Leicestershire to make a jury come in Trinity term 1422. The release is given to clerk John H. for safe keeping.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Matthew Friday Street < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 10/07/1414
(due) 25/12/1414 < Christmas
Release (from Debt/obligation) England (initial) 11/08/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Breton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Hotoft (m) Clerk Common Pleas [court] Clerk
John Skreveyn alias John Scryvayn (m) Scrivener Lutterworth < Leicestershire < England Defendant
John Trippe (m) Mercer Lutterworth < Leicestershire < England Other
Richard Crysp (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Richard Denton (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Austyn (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Byfeld (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/645, rot. 262d

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

Pleading: Thomas A. claims that Robert H. owes him 19m as determined by a reckoning of the account between them before auditors Thomas A. and William A., concerning diverse sums of monies received by RH. Damages are claimed at £10.

Pleading: RH says that he does not owe TA the aforesaid 19m nor any other monies. It is decided that RH is to be allowed to make his law, and so pledges of law are named. RH is to make his law in Trinity term 1422. It is ordered that RH's attorney, John A., is to have his master to this court to make his law in the aforesaid term.

Postea text: postea 1 - in Trinity term 1422 RH made essoin and so the case was forwarded as far as Michaelmas term 1422. However, prior to that term king Henry V died and so in Michaelmas term 1422 TA sought a new writ of the sheriff of London to re-summon RH to be to this court in the octave of Martinmas 1422 (later in Michaelmas term 1422).

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Matthew Friday Street < London < England (initial) 13/05/1415
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Atte Brigge (m) Attorney of defendant, Surety for defendant, Surety of law (compurgator)
Richard Reed (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Hanington (m) Yeoman East Wortham < Norfolk < England Defendant
Robert Myldenhale (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Thomas Adams (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Atte Ston (m) Auditor
William Austyn (m) Auditor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/645, rot. 319d

Term: Easter 1422
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Abduction; Housebreaking

Pleading: John Sewalder claims that on 04/09/1421 Peter S. used force and arms to break his close and houses at London, where he abducted John Sewalder's servant Joan Sewalder, so that John Sewalder was without Joan's service for the 12 days following the trespass. Damages are claimed at £100.

Pleading: PS defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Trinity term 1422.

Pleading: [further information drawn from CP40/646 rot.317 - Trinity term 1422] PS says that the suit against him ought not continue because on 22/08/1421, PS issued him a release at Beeford, Yorkshire, and that he neither broke JS's close and houses nor abducted JS's servant after this date. PS presents this release to the court.

Pleading: JS does not acknowledge that the release is of his making and says that PS is guilty of breaking his close and houses, as well as abducting his servant, after the making of the aforesaid release. JS seeks inquiry upon the country, and PS seeks likewise. Order 'to the sheriff' (of London) to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1422.

Postea text: postea 1 - Prior to Michaelmas term 1422 king Henry V died and so in Michaelmas term 1422 JS comes before this court and seeks a new writ of the sheriff of London to re-arrest PS to be to this court to hear judgement in Hilary term 1423, and also to have a jury to this court in the same term.

Case notes: Further information drawn from CP40/646 rot.317

Events
Type Place Date
Release (from Debt/obligation) Beeford < Yorkshire < England (initial) 22/08/1421
Abduction
House-breaking
St Leonard Eastcheap < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 04/09/1421
(due) 16/09/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Joan Sewalder (f) Servant Other
John Sewalder (m) Butcher London < England Plaintiff
Peter Shilbotell (m) Gentleman (lately of) Scarborough < Yorkshire < England Defendant
Richard Jay (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Wakefeld (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/645, rot. 323d

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

Pleading: Simon L. claims that John B. owes him 40s per a bond. Damages are claimed at 10m. Bond shown in court.

Pleading: JB says that the force of the bond ought not hold because he was imprisoned at London by SL and other associates of SL at the time of the bond's making.

Pleading: SL says that JB was a free man at the time of the bond's making and seeks inquiry upon the country, and JB seeks likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come in Trinity term 1422. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Imprisonment St Mary Abchurch < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 16/07/1417
Bond St Mary Abchurch < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 16/07/1417
(due) 29/09/1417 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bedford (m) Gentleman Bedford < Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant
John Bray (m) Gentleman Andover < Hampshire < England Defendant
John Leyre (m) Gentleman Stoke-by-Nayland < Suffolk < England Surety for defendant
John Pelley (m) Gentleman Sherborne < Dorset < England Surety for defendant
Nicholas Charwode (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Simon Leef alias Simon Leve (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Plaintiff
William Halle (m) Gentleman Shillington < Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/645, rot. 324d

Term: Easter 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: John S. claims that William K., John G., and Denise C. ( wife of John C. and widow of John D.), with John C. - WK, JG, and DC being administrators of the goods and chattels of John D. who died intestate - owe him £19 20d. JS says that with the late JD, on 30/11/1419, he made a £18 3s 4d bond payable to JS himself in payments of: £ 6s 8d in Christmas 1419 (25/12/1419); £3 6s 8d in Easter 1420 (07/04/1420); £3 6s 8d in the nativity of St John the Baptist 1420 (24/06/1420); £3 6s 8d in Michaelmas 1420 (29/09/1420); £3 6s 8d in Christmas 1420 (25/12/1420); and £3 6s 8d in Easter 1421 (23/03/1421). And similarly, JS says that in Michaelmas 1418 (29/09/1418) he demised at London etc. to the late JD the farm of one messuage and 10 acres of land with appurtenances in Borden, Kent, for a term of five years then next following, at an annual rent of 18s 4d payable at Michaelmas. JS says the late JD occupied that same messuage and lands by force of the aforesaid demise until the day of the making of the original writ, and that 18s 4d rent due in Michaelmas 1419 is in arrears. JS says that JD did not pay him these monies during his lifetime; nor have they been paid since JD's death intestate, after which time the late bishop of London Richard C. granted administration to JG, WK, and DC; nor have they been paid since DC's marriage to JC. Damages are claimed at £20. Bond shown in court.

Pleading: The administrators and DC defend and seek licence to imparl as far as Trinity term 1422, to which JS assents. And upon this 'the administrators and DC' put in their place versus JS, (attorney) John H.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Location of Property Borden < Kent < England
Bond St Stephen Coleman Street < Coleman Street Ward < London < England (initial) 30/11/1419
Rental Agreement St Stephen Coleman Street < Coleman Street Ward < London < England (initial) 29/09/1418
(due) < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Denise Costedell (f) Defendant
John Costedell (m) Yeoman Maidstone < Kent < England Administrator, Defendant
John Doke (m) dec. Maidstone < Kent < England Intestator
John Grove (m) Yeoman Maidstone < Kent < England Administrator, Defendant
John Hogges (m) Attorney of defendant
John Sydyngbourne (m) Citizen London < England Plaintiff
Richard Clifford (m) Bishop London [diocese] Official
William Kyng (m) Yeoman Maidstone < Kent < England Administrator, Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/645, rot. 363

Term: Easter 1422
County: Surrey
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Abduction; Taking of goods

Pleading: John C. and his wife Joan C. claim that on 06/10/1421, whilst Joan C. was a woman alone, Thomas A. used force and arms to seize and carry off goods and chattels to the value of £10 at Southwark, Surrey, and also to abduct her servant, Stephen G., so that Joan C. was without SG's service for six weeks following the trespass. The goods taken were namely: one mazer; two green gowns; and two silver cups with silver lids. Damages are claimed at £20.

Pleading: TA says that he is innocent and puts himself upon the country, and JC puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of Surrey to make a jury come in Trinity term 1422.

Events
Type Place Date
Abduction
Taking of Goods
Southwark < Surrey < England (initial) 06/10/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Hikkes (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Joan Court (f) Plaintiff
John Court (m) Plaintiff
Stephen Godelowe (m) Servant Other
Thomas Aleyn (m) Brewer London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/645, rot. 381

Term: Easter 1422
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £200
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: Guy Terry states that on 10 August 1416 he delivered for safe-keeping to Edward Grymston, monk of the London Charterhouse, when he was a layman, a document which recorded that Nicholas Kymbell was bound to GT in £200, to be returned on request. However, this has not been returned, neither by ED while he was a layman, nor by him and his prior after he became a monk, to GT's damage of £200.

Pleading: The prior and EG, showing the bond in court and being prepared to deliver it to whoever the court orders, state that the bond was delivered to EG, while a layman, by both GT and NK, now deceased, under certain conditions, to be returned to either of them under those conditions, but they do not know whether these conditions have been carried out by NK. They ask that NK be forewarned, and this is granted. Sheriff to warn NK to be here at the octave of Trinity, to show why the bond should not be delivered to GT.

Postea text: Sheriff returns that NK is dead, and the parties do not deny this. So the prior and EG seek a writ to the sheriff of London to forewarn Edmund Campyon, executor of NK, and this is granted. Order to sheriff to warn EC to be here at the quindene of Michaelmas in the same terms.

Postea text: Henry V died, and in Michaelmas term 1423 GT came in person and sought a writ to the sheriff to have the said prior and EG to be here to hear the verdict, and WC to show as before. Granted, returnable at octave of Hilary.

Case notes: For related later cases, see CP 40/655, rot 318 and CP 40/666, rot 106.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Margaret Moses < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 10/08/1416
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Edward Grymston (m) Monk Charterhouse [priory] Middlesex < England Defendant
Guy Tyrry alias Guy Terry (m) Citizen Baker London < England Plaintiff
John Maplested (m) Prior Charterhouse [priory] Middlesex < England Defendant
Nicholas Kymbell (m) Esquire Debtor
Thomas Hayton (m) Attorney of defendant
William Campyon (m) Executor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/645, rot. 381

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

Pleading: William S. claims that on 27/10/1404 he had a reckoning of account with TB concerning diverse sums of money, upon which TB was found to be in arrears of £11 15s 4d. Damages are claimed at £10.

Pleading: TB says that he does not owe WS the aforesaid £11 15s 4d nor any money and offers his law, to be made in Trinity term 1422. Pledges of law are named.

Postea text: postea 1 - defendant TB comes but plaintiff WS does not. Therefore WS and his pledges of the prosecution are in mercy.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Helen Bishopsgate < Bishopsgate Ward < London < England (initial) 27/10/1404
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edward FitzSymond (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Nicholas Aynell (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Thomas Barton (m) Gentleman Marsworth < Buckinghamshire < England Defendant
Thomas Kirkeby (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Spark (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/645, rot. 381d

Term: Easter 1422
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Abduction

Pleading: William M. claims that in Michaelmas 1419 (29/09/1419) Thomas S., together with Thomas C., used force and arms to abduct his servant, Thomas B. at London, so that WM was without TB's service for half of one year then next following. Damages are claimed at 20m.

Pleading: TS defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Trinity term 1422.

Case notes: related to CP40/643 rot.270d

Events
Type Place Date
Abduction St Matthew Friday Street < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 29/09/1419
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Thomas Blake (m) Servant Other
Thomas Carter (m) Husbandman Horton < Surrey < England Accessory
Thomas Seton (m) Yeoman Ashtead < Surrey < England Defendant
William Markeby (m) London < England Plaintiff