CP40/650
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'CP40/650: Trinity term 1423', Court of common pleas: The National Archives, CP40: 1399-1500 (2010). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=118076 Date accessed: 19 September 2014.


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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 076
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 076d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 104
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 110d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 111
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 076

Term: Trinity 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Damages awarded: 13s 4d
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Ralph Holand states that John Colvyle made bond with him on 12 April 1418 in £34 10s, and shows the bond in court. £10 has been paid, but the rest is not paid, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: Isabella Colvyle granted licence to imparl to quindene of Michaelmas.

Postea text: Further licences, to quindene of Easter.

Postea text: IC did not come, RH to recover debt and damages of 13s 4d, IC amerced

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Aldermary < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 12/04/1418
(due) 15/05/1418 < Pentecost
(due) 11/11/1418 < Martinmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Isabel Colvyle (f) Widow Ingleby Arncliffe < Yorkshire < England Administrator, Defendant
John Colvyle (m) dec. Knight (lately of) Dale Town < Yorkshire < England Testator
Ralph Holand (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 076d

Term: Trinity 1423
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: John Segyn and John Hampton state that Joan Flegge made bond with them on 12 November 1415 in 103s 8d, but did not pay, to their damage 10m. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: JF states that she should not be bound, as she was imprisoned at the time by the plaintiffs and others at Southwark, and forced to make the bond under duress.

Pleading: Plaintiffs deny this, stating that at the time of the bond JF was not imprisoned, and made the bond freely. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Surrey to have jury here at quindene of St John the Baptist next. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
Imprisonment Southwark < Surrey < England (initial) 12/11/1415
Bond Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 12/11/1415
(due) 19/04/1416 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edward FytzSymond (m) Attorney Camberwell < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
Joan Flegge (f) Widow London < England Defendant
John Cheeseman (m) Husbandman Beckenham < Kent < England Surety for defendant
John Hampton (m) London < England Plaintiff
John Kempe (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Segyn (m) Citizen Fishmonger London < England Plaintiff
Nicholas Aynell (m) Camberwell < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
Peter Swyft (m) Husbandman North Lambeth < Surrey < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 104

Term: Trinity 1423
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Account
Damages claimed: £400
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: Thomas F says that JP was receiver of his money from 10 July 1412 for one week, and received for him, from Geoffrey Colet, at Westminster, £300, for which he should have rendered reasonable account, but he has not done so, damage of £400.

Pleading: JP said that after this period, he did render full account to TF, before Richard Welton and John Waller, at Laughton in Sussex.

Pleading: TF states that JP did not render account as claimed. Both seek enquiry on country. Sheriff of Sussex to have jury of Laughton here at quindene of St John the Baptist.

Postea text: Three posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Easter 1424.

Postea text: Sheriff returned that he had ordered John Bache, bailiff of the liberty of John Pelham of the honour of Aquila in the rape of Pevensey, to empanel a jury, which he did and is attached to the writ. However, TF complained that this JP was the same JP against whom his case was brought, and therefore asks that this panel be dismissed and a new one gathered by the sheriff. Sheriff therefore ordered to have new jury here at the quindene of St John the Baptist.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting Laughton < Sussex < England
Service/employment Contract Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 10/07/1412
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Geoffrey Colet (m) Other
John Pelham (m) Knight Laughton < Sussex < England Defendant
John Waller (m) Auditor
Richard Welton (m) Auditor
Thomas Fauconer (m) Plaintiff
William Gilderigge (m) Attorney of defendant
William Kyrkeby (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 110d

Term: Trinity 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Thomas Sawewhete states that on 23 December 1414, William Rypon bought 10 quarters of malt from him for 6m 6s 8d. He has been paid 18s 4d, but the remaining 5m 20d has not been paid, to his damage of 10m.

Pleading: WR states that he does not owe this money as claimed. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at the octave of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Benet Gracechurch < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 23/12/1414
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Robert Threlkeld (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Sawewhete (m) Plaintiff
William Rypon (m) Brewer London < England Defendant
William Wynryssh (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 111

Term: Trinity 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 50m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Robert Brut states that 20 February 1421, John Skidmore made bond with him in 50m, but did not pay, to his damage of £400.

Pleading: JS, citing the statute of Additions, states that the original writ describes him as being of 'Kenchirche' in Herefordshire, but there is no such place in Herefordshire.

Pleading: RB states that there is such a place in Herefordshire. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Herefordshire to have jury of that county here at octave of Michaelmas. JS appoints Richard Bruyn as his attorney.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Martin Ludgate < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 20/02/1421
(due) 23/03/1421 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Skidmore (m) Knight Kentchurch < Herefordshire < England Defendant
Richard Bruyn (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Brut (m) Esquire Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 112d

Term: Trinity 1423
County: Hampshire
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Taking of goods

Pleading: John Hurlebat states that on 4 April 1418, at Hartley Wintney, Thomas and Joan Wyche forcibly carried off goods of JH worth £40, namely two gold necklaces called 'ouches', one coral rosary, two decorated silver daggers, two decorated silver belts, one decorated silver horn, one hauberk, one pair of vambraces, one breastplate, one helmet, one war axe called a poleaxe, one bow called an arbalest with one winch, one yellow gown called scarlet, lined with squirrel fur, one black gown lined with 'budge', one green gown lined with black cloth, one gown of russet cloth lined with white cloth, one work box of spruce, one small chest, two silver goblets with silver covers, one Spanish sword, and many other household utensils, to his damage of £100.

Pleading: Defendants granted licence to imparl to quindene of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods Hartley Wintney < Hampshire < England (initial) 04/04/1418
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Joan Wyche (f) London < England Defendant
John Hurlebat (m) Plaintiff
Roger Poghden (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Wyche (m) Fishmonger London < England Defendant
William Byngham (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 113

Term: Trinity 1423
County: Buckinghamshire
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Real action / rents / damage to real estate; Taking of goods

Pleading: John Michell states that Peter Fetplace and John Warde, at Denham on 18 July 1422, in a place called 'Letys', took 1 bull, 10 oxen and 12 cows, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: PF and JW deny force and arms. PF acknowledges that he took the animals, but justly. He states that a certain John Dirlaunde of Denham was seised of a messuage, 80 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture and 20 acres of alder trees in Denham, in his demesne as of fee, and that by a document dated at Denham on 15 June 1318, which he shows in court, Dirlaunde granted to one George Durdaunt of Stokenchurch an annual rent of 40s from this land, and granted that if the rent was ever in arrears, GD and his heirs may enter the property and take goods to cover the arrears and any expenses, or take goods of JD wherever they may be found to cover the costs. After the death of GD the rent descended to Eleanor and Juliana, his daughters and co-heirs. Eleanor had two daughters, Juliana, now wife of PF, and Joan. Eleanor then died, as did GD, and the rent descended to Juliana, daughter of GD, and to Juliana and Joan, daughters of Eleanor. Juliana, daughter of GD died leaving a son Nicholas, who died leaving a son John Herle, who is living. Joan left a certain Robert Poughelegh, also surviving. Since a moiety of the rent owed to JF and PF was in arrears and not paid from 24 June 1366, for five years, amounting to 60s, after the death of GD and in the life of Juliana his daughter, Juliana allowed PF to take the animals aforesaid as payment of this arrears, in right of him and his wife. And JW states that he was a servant of PF, and came with him to help take the animals in lieu of the rent.

Pleading: JM states that this seizure was not just, since before the granting of the annual rent to GD by John D, a certain Thomas Durdant was seised of this property, and he then demised it to GD for his life, so GD held it in his demesne as of free tenement. Later, in the court of Edward II, at the quindene of Easter 1318, before William de Bereford and his fellows, then Justices of the Bench, a fine was levied between John Dirlaunde and Cecily his wife on one side and GD on the other, by which GD recognised this property to be of JD, and quitclaimed it to JD, CD and the heirs of JD forever. TD, understanding this alienation to be to his disinheritance, entered the property and held it. And he says that the grant of an annual rent was made between the demise to GD for his life, and the entry by TD.

Pleading: PF and JW state that GD, long before the granting of the annual rent to him by JD, was seised of the property in his demesne as of fee, Later, in the court as noted, a fine was made between the Dirlaundes and JD (sic), by which GD recognised this property to be of JD by right, and quitclaimed this to JD and CD, and heirs of JD forever, with clause of warranty, by virtue of which JD and CD were seised, JD as of fee and CD as of free tenement. JD then demised this annual rent to GD, as claimed by PF. And not only for the life of GD, as JM claims.

Pleading: JM states that TD demised the property to GD for his life only. Both seek enquiry on country. Sheriff to have jury here at Michaelmas one month.

Events
Type Place Date
Charter
Rental Agreement
Denham < Buckinghamshire < England (initial) 15/06/1318
(due) < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Taking of Goods Denham < Buckinghamshire < England (initial) 18/07/1422
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Cecily Dirlaunde (f) Other
Eleanor Durdaunt (f) Other
George Durdaunt (m) Stokenchurch < Buckinghamshire < England Other
Joan Poughelegh (f) Other
John Dirlaunde (m) dec. Denham < Buckinghamshire < England Other
John Herle (m) Other
John Michell (m) Mercer London < England Plaintiff
John Stowe (m) Attorney of defendant
John Warde (m) Defendant
Juliana Durdaunt (f) Other
Juliana Fetplace (f) Other
Nicholas Herle (m) Other
Peter Fetplace (m) Defendant
Robert Poughelegh (m) Other
Thomas Durdaunt (m) Other
William Bereford (m) Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 124d

Term: Trinity 1423
County: Cornwall
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: The executors of John Megre state that on 8 January 1415, John Trewyk made bond with JM in £10, but has not paid, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court, and the will of JM by which they have administration.

Pleading: JT says the bond was not of his making. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Michaelmas. Documents to remain in custody of Robert Darcy, king's clerk, for safe-keeping.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Truro < Cornwall < England (initial) 08/01/1415
(due) 19/05/1415 < Pentecost
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Emma Megre (f) Executor, Plaintiff
James Nanvan (m) Cornwall < England Executor, Plaintiff
John Cay (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Erchedeken (m) Cornwall < England Executor, Plaintiff
John Megre (m) dec. Citizen Pewterer (lately of) London < England Testator
John Trewyk (m) Gentleman Eglosmerther < Cornwall < England Defendant
Lucy Erchedeken (f) Cornwall < England Other
Margaret Nanvan (f) Cornwall < England Other
Reginald Keyr (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Common Pleas [court] Official
Thomas Knolles (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Executor, Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 126

Term: Trinity 1423
County: Cornwall
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: The executors of John Megre state that on 8 January 1415, Nicholas Trewyk made bond with JM in £10, but has not paid, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court, and the will of JM by which they have administration.

Pleading: NT says the bond was not of his making. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Michaelmas. Documents to remain in custody of Robert Darcy, king's clerk, for safe-keeping.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Truro < Cornwall < England (initial) 08/01/1415
(due) 19/05/1415 < Pentecost
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Emma Megre (f) Executor, Plaintiff
James Nanvan (m) Cornwall < England Executor, Plaintiff
John Cay (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Erchedeken (m) Cornwall < England Executor, Plaintiff
John Megre (m) dec. Citizen Pewterer London < England Testator
Lucy Erchedeken (f) Cornwall < England Other
Margaret Nanvan (f) Cornwall < England Other
Nicholas Trewyk (m) Yeoman Treweeg < Cornwall < England Defendant
Reginald Kayr (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Common Pleas [court] Official
Thomas Knolles (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Executor, Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 130

Term: Trinity 1423
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £300
Case type: Abduction

Pleading: Defendants in mercy for many defaults. Thomas Holden and Richard Elleswyk state that John Waleys was formerly seised of the manor of Shalden in Hampshire, held of Henry V of the Duchy of Lancaster by military service, and scutage of 40s. When he died his sisters and co-heirs, Agnes and Joan, were under age, and custody of them and their lands was granted to TH and RE, by letters patent shown in court, sealed with the seal of the Duchy of Lancaster and dated at Westminster on 12 July 10 H V, from the date of JW's death to the full age of the heiresses, or of any subsequent heirs in the event of their deaths. And they had custody of Agnes from 12 July 1422 until 20 December 1422, when the defendants abducted her against their will and against the king's peace, to their damage of £300.

Pleading: Defendants granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas, with assent of plaintiffs.

Events
Type Place Date
Writ Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 12/07/1422
Abduction St Stephen Walbrook < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 20/12/1422
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Agnes Waleys (f) Other
Joan Waleys (f) Other
John Burgh (m) Gentleman London < England Defendant
John Waleys (m) dec. Esquire Other
Richard Elleswyk (m) Plaintiff
Robert Mildenhale (m) Attorney of defendant
Simon Camp (m) Gentleman London < England Defendant
Thomas Holden (m) Esquire Plaintiff
William Goodman (m) Notary Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 130d

Term: Trinity 1423
County: Essex
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: The Dean and Chapter of St Paul's state that on 2 November 1422, the defendants broke their close at Bowers Gifford and took away 30 of their sheep worth 40s, and put to flight another 200 sheep, whereby 60 of this 200 aborted their unborn lambs and 30 were badly injured. This was against the peace, and to their damage of £20.

Pleading: Defendants granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas, with assent of plaintiffs.

Case notes: See also longer but badly damaged and incomplete pleading on CP 40/651, rot 599, probably for the same case.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Bowers Gifford < Essex < England (initial) 02/11/1422
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Eustace Rayner (m) Shipman Bowers Gifford < Essex < England Defendant
John Battescombe (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Gerard snr (m) Shipman Bowers Gifford < Essex < England Defendant
John Reyner jnr (m) Shipman Bowers Gifford < Essex < England Defendant
John Shalman (m) Husbandman Bowers Gifford < Essex < England Defendant
Reginald Kentwode (m) Dean St Paul's Cathedral, London [cathedral] London < England Plaintiff
Richard Giffard (m) Labourer Bowers Gifford < Essex < England Defendant
Richard Herde (m) Labourer Bowers Gifford < Essex < England Defendant
Walter Gerard (m) Yeoman Bowers Gifford < Essex < England Defendant
William Hall (m) Attorney of defendant
William Rayner (m) Shipman Bowers Gifford < Essex < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 132

Term: Trinity 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Robert Gambon, administrator of the goods of Margaret Whyte, formerly administrator of John Whyte, states that on 1 April 1391, John Stoket made a bond with JW in £40, but he did not pay JW in his lifetime, or MW as administrator of JW appointed by Richard, Bishop of London, or RG, as administrator appointed by John, Bishop of London, to his damage of £40. RG shows in court the bond, the letters of William de Erdyngton, clerk of the bishop in London and the deaneries of Middlesex and Barking and commissary general, by which MW had administration of the goods of JW, and the letters of David Pryce, official of the present bishop, by which he has administration of MW's goods.

Pleading: JS states that he should not be held to this bond, as at the time he was imprisoned by JW and his associates at Oxted in Surrey, and kept there until he made the bond under duress.

Pleading: RG denies this, stating that at the time of the bond JS was not imprisoned, but made the bond freely and not under duress. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Surrey to have jury of Oxted here at the quindene of Michaelmas.

Postea text: Various posteas, to quindene of Michaelmas 1424. Process continued, jurors in respite to quindene of Hilary 1426.

Postea text: RG came, by Thomas Adam, attorney, as did JS. Jury say that at the time of the bond JS was imprisoned by John Whyte and others at Oxted, as claimed, and was detained there until he made the bond under duress. RG amerced for false claim, JS quit of debt and sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Michael le Querne < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 01/04/1391
(due) 14/05/1391 < Pentecost
Imprisonment Oxted < Surrey < England (initial) 01/04/1391
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
David Pryce (m) Clerk Commissary General Official
John Kempe (m) Bishop London [diocese] Official
John Stoket (m) Gentleman Oxted < Surrey < England Defendant
John Whyte (m) dec. Citizen Embroiderer (lately of) London < England Other
John Wydeslade (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Margaret Whyte (f) dec. Administrator, Other
Richard Clifford (m) dec. Bishop London [diocese] Official
Robert Gambon (m) Administrator, Plaintiff
Thomas Adam (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Palmer (m) Attorney of defendant
William Erdyngton (m) Clerk Commissary General Official

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 137

Term: Trinity 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Debt; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: The executors of Thomas Kyng state that Kyng was seised by right of his chantry of an annual rent of 50s from Edward Thebbot, former rector of Peldon, predecessor of John Saxy, payable in the parish of St Faith, London in equal portions at the octaves of Michaelmas and Easter. His predecessors always paid this, but JS has now refused to pay, and was in arrears by 2½ years during the life of Kyng, amounting to £6 5s. Saxy has refused to pay Kyng or his executors, to their damage of £10. They show the will of TK in court, by which they have executry.

Pleading: JS, saying that he is unaware of the plaintiff's claim, states that he is parson of Peldon at the presentation of John Howard, knight, Andrew Botiler, Robert Teye, John Sumpter, John Ewell, William Hanyngfeld, William Clopton and William Tendryng, and he is not able to burden his church with annual rent payments without the permission of the patrons and John, Bishop of London, ordinary of the same church, and he seeks their assistance in this case. Order that the patrons and ordinary be summoned to answer the plaintiffs alongside Saxy at octave of St John the Baptist.

Postea text: Ordinary did not come, therefore Saxy ordered to answer the plea without him. And concerning the patrons, the sheriff said that they had nothing by which they could be summoned. Shown that they do have enough in Essex, therefore sheriff of Essex to have them here at octave of Michaelmas to answer the executors with Saxy.

Postea text: Various posteas, patrons do not come, Saxy ordered to answer without them. Granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary 1424.

Events
Type Place Date
Rental Agreement St Faith under St Paul's < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Andrew Botiler (m) Other
Edward Thebbot (m) Parson (lately of) Peldon < Essex < England Other
Henry Jolipace (m) Chaplain St Paul's Cathedral, London [cathedral] St Paul's < London < England Executor, Plaintiff
John Battescombe (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Ewell (m) Other
John Howard (m) Knight Other
John Kempe (m) Bishop London [diocese] Other
John Reynold (m) Chaplain St Paul's Cathedral, London [cathedral] St Paul's < London < England Executor, Plaintiff
John Saxy (m) Parson Peldon < Essex < England Defendant
John Sumpter (m) Other
Richard Bradewall (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Teye (m) Other
Thomas Kyng (m) dec. Chaplain St Paul's Cathedral, London [cathedral] (lately of) St Paul's < London < England Testator
William Clopton (m) Other
William Hanyngfeld (m) Other
William Tendryng (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 139

Term: Trinity 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Worstede states that on 3 September 1416, John Austyn made bond with him in £10, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JA granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas, with assent of plaintiff.

Postea text: Various further licences to imparl, to Michaelmas 1424.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the East < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 03/09/1416
(due) 24/06/1417 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Austyn (m) Gentleman London < England Defendant
John Worstede (m) Citizen Wax-chandler London < England Plaintiff
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 174

Term: Trinity 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Adam Forster states that on 4 February 1422, John Jurdan bought from him one butt of Rumney for 76s 8d, but has not paid, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: JJ states that he does not owe this or any money as claimed. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff of London to have jury here at the quindene of St John the Baptist.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Mary le Bow < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 04/02/1422
(due) 12/04/1422 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Adam Forster (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
John Jurdan (m) Husbandman Maidstone < Kent < England Defendant
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Matthew (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 215

Term: Trinity 1423
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Housebreaking; Trespass (chattels)

Pleading: Robert Cristendom states that on 14 October 1422, John Waryn broke his close at Stepney Marsh, and cut his grass, to the value of £10, on various occasions between that date and the Purification next, depasturing the land with his animals, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: JW denies responsibility. Both parties place themselves on country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Destruction of Chattels
House-breaking
Stepney Marsh < Middlesex < England (initial) 14/10/1422
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Waryn (m) Husbandman Stepney Marsh < Middlesex < England Defendant
Robert Cristendom (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 215

Term: Trinity 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: 6m
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: Henry Anketill states that, on the morrow of St John the Baptist 1422, he and William Harpesfeld accounted for various sums of money due to him, and WH was found to be in arrears by 7m. He has not paid, to his damage of 6m.

Pleading: WH states that he does not owe HA this or any money. Ordered to wager his law at quindene of St John the Baptist. Compurgators named.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Bartholomew by the Exchange < Broad Street Ward < London < England (initial) 25/06/1422
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Anketill (m) Plaintiff
John Wynryssh (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Nicholas Stodeley (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Robert Tetbury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Harpesfeld (m) Husbandman St Albans < Hertfordshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 215d

Term: Trinity 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Loan; Sale of goods

Pleading: Robert Swafham states that on 26 June 1419, John Davy borrowed 16s 8d from him, and also, on the same day, bought from him 12 pairs of stockings for 13s 4d, 8 pairs of shoes and 12 ells of linen cloth for 10s, amounting to 40s in total. However, he has not paid this, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: JD states that he does not owe this or any money as claimed. Ordered to wager his law at the octave of Michaelmas. Compurgators named.

Postea text: JD came, RS did not prosecute his writ. RS and pledges amerced, JD sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Peter Cornhill < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 26/06/1419
Sale of Goods St Peter Cornhill < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 26/06/1419
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Davy (m) Boatman London < England Defendant
Philip Leweston (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Richard Hunt (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Robert Swafham (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 215d

Term: Trinity 1423
County: London
Writ type: Fraud
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Contract (general); Sale of goods

Pleading: Roger Benyngton states that Alexander Ferrentinis fraudulently sold him two pipes of red Gascon wine for 9m on 2 August 1422, knowing that it was bad and in poor condition, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: AF states that he did not sell this wine to RB as claimed. Both parties place themselves on the country. AF, as an alien, requests a writ to the sheriff of London to bring a jury of both aliens and natives, according to the statute. This is granted, and the sheriff is to have jury here at the quindene of St John the Baptist, half being natives and half aliens.

Case notes: See also CP 40/654 rot 109d (damages claimed different), and rot 112d.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Mildred Poultry < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 02/08/1422
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Alexander Ferrentinis (m) Lombard London < Lombardy (Italy) Defendant
Roger Benyngton (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 314

Term: Trinity 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: John Hereward states that on 4 October 1414, John Heyham made bond with him in 10m, 13s 4d payable at Easter, 13s 4d at Michaelmas, and so on until the full sum is paid. However, he has not paid, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: John Heyham states that he should not be held to this bond, as at the time he was imprisoned by Hereward and his associates at Kentford in Suffolk, and kept there under duress until he made the bond.

Pleading: Hereward denies this, stating that at the time of the bond Heyham was not imprisoned, but made the bond freely and not under duress. Both parties seek enquiry by the country. Sheriff of Suffolk to have jury here at the quindene of Michaelmas.

Case notes: This appears to be the same debt appearing in the case at CP 40/646 rot 450d, although the bond in question there was allegedly made in a different parish and ward.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Bishopsgate Ward < London < England (initial) 04/10/1414
(due) < Michaelmas
(due) < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John atte Brygge (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Hereward (m) Sudbury < Suffolk < England Plaintiff
John Heyham (m) Mercer Dalham < Suffolk < England alias (lately of) Newmarket < Suffolk < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 331

Term: Trinity 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Colle states that on 7 February 1419, Richard Hokwold, the testator, made three bonds with him in 13s 4d, payable at Pentecost, Michaelmas and Christmas next. However, neither Hokwold or Derham have paid this 40s, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bonds in court.

Pleading: RD states that the suit should cease, since by a further agreement, which he shows in court, dated 8 May 1419, JC released and cancelled all actions, debts, etc. between them.

Pleading: JC states that he did not make this release, as Derham claims. Both parties seek enquiry by the country. Sheriff of Norfolk to have jury of Wormgay here at octave of Michaelmas. Documents to remain in the custody of Robert Darcy, king's clerk for safe keeping.

Postea text: Various posteas (sheriff did not send the writ), to octave of Hilary 1425.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Leonard Foster Lane < Aldersgate Ward < London < England (initial) 07/02/1419
(due) 25/12/1419 < Christmas
Release (from Debt/obligation) Wormgay < Norfolk < England (initial) 08/05/1419
Bond St Leonard Foster Lane < Aldersgate Ward < London < England (initial) 07/02/1419
(due) 29/09/1419 < Michaelmas
Bond St Leonard Foster Lane < Aldersgate Ward < London < England (initial) 07/02/1419
(due) 04/06/1419 < Pentecost
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Colle (m) Clerk Plaintiff
John Reed (m) Attorney of defendant
Richard Derham (m) Auditor Wormgay < Norfolk < England Defendant, Executor
Richard Hokwold (m) dec. Clerk Testator
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Official
William Boghton (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 332

Term: Trinity 1423
County: London
Writ type: Account
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: Walter and Eleanor Broueman state that John Hyggys acted as receiver for Eleanor when she was a single woman, and on 12 May 1411 received 11m at Winchester from Eleanor, and also 40s from Richard Colvyle and 100s from Thomas Bocher. However, he has not rendered account to Eleanor, or to her and Walter, despite requests, to their damage of £20.

Pleading: JH states that the case should cease, since after that date, Eleanor, by name of Helen alias Eleanor Harryes, widow of Bristol, by a document which he shows in court, made at Brislington and dated in 3 H V (1415-16), released JH from all actions, real or personal relating to any debts of account, quarrels or other trespasses between them.

Pleading: Plaintiffs state that the release was not made of Eleanor, as claimed by JH. Both parties seek enquiry by the country. Sheriff of Somerset to have jury of Brislington here at Michaelmas one month. Documents to remain in the custody of Robert Darcy, king's clerk, for safe keeping.

Postea text: 2 posteas (sheriff did not send the writ), to quindene of Easter 1424.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract Winchester < Hampshire < England (initial) 12/05/1411
Release (from Debt/obligation) Brislington < Somerset < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Eleanor Harryes alias Eleanor Broueman alias Helen Harryes (f) Bristol < Bristol < England Plaintiff
John Chylyngton (m) Attorney of defendant
John Hyggys (m) Yeoman Keynsham < Somerset < England Defendant
Richard Colvyle (m) Other
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Official
Thomas Bocher (m) Other
Walter Broueman (m) Citizen London < England Plaintiff
William Fenyngham (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 333d

Term: Trinity 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Henry Somer states that on 16 March [year omitted] in the reign of Henry IV, in London, William Venour made a bond with him in £100, payable on 16 December next. However, neither WV nor his executors have paid, to his damage of £100. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JH states that he was never an executor of WV, and never had administration of his goods.

Pleading: HS says that JH did act as administrator of goods of WV, namely in the parish of St Mary Axe ['St Mary atte Nassh'], Queenhithe ward [sic], and elsewhere in London. Both parties seek enquiry by the country. Sheriff to have jury of that parish here at quindene of Michaelmas.

Case notes: See also CP 40/659 rot 578.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Martin Orgar < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Somer (m) London < England Plaintiff
John Harewell (m) Gentleman Wootton Wawen < Warwickshire < England Defendant, Executor
William Venour (m) dec. Citizen Grocer London < England Testator

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 339

Term: Trinity 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Robert Gambon states that on 8 June 1382, William Hirst made bond with John Whyte in 40s, but neither he nor his executors paid John Whyte, nor did they pay Margaret Whyte, appointed as his administrator by the ordinary of Richard, former Bishop of London, nor himself, appointed as administrator of MW by the ordinary of John, now Bishop of London, to their damage of £10. He shows in court the bond, and the letters of William de Erdyngton, clerk, former commissary general of the said former bishop in the city of London and the deaneries of Middlesex and Barking, by which MW had administration of the goods of John Whyte, and those of David Pryce, the present commissary general, by which he has administration.

Pleading: Thomas Hyrst, John Aleyn and Matilda Aleyn state that they have fully administered the goods of WH, and had none on the day of RG's original writ, and still have none in their hands.

Pleading: RG says that on the day of the original writ, namely 6 February 1423, they did have goods in their hands formerly of WH with which they could have satisfied this debt, namely in St Mary le Bow, Cheap ward and elsewhere in London. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Michaelmas.

Postea text: 3 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Trinity 1424

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 08/06/1382
(due) 01/08/1382 < St Peter ad Vincula
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
David Pryce (m) Commissary General Official
John Aleyn (m) Husbandman Merstham < Surrey < England Defendant
John Hipperon (m) Attorney of defendant
John Kempe (m) Bishop London [diocese] Official
John Whyte (m) dec. Citizen Embroiderer London < England Other
John Wydeslade (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Margaret Whyte (f) dec. Administrator
Matilda Aleyn (f) Merstham < Surrey < England Defendant, Executor
Richard Clifford (m) dec. Bishop London [diocese] Official
Robert Gambon (m) Administrator, Plaintiff
Thomas Hyrst (m) Yeoman Oxted < Surrey < England Defendant, Executor
William Erdyngton (m) Clerk Commissary General Official
William Hirst (m) dec. Testator

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 365d

Term: Trinity 1423
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Breach of Statute; Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: Thomas Vale states that he retained John Rocclyf at Easter 1423 for one year to serve him as a butcher, but within that term, on 26 May 1423, he left without reasonable cause or licence, in contempt of the king and to his damage of 10m.

Pleading: JR states that he was never retained by TV for the period claimed. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Michaelmas. Pledges named.

Postea text: 2 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Martinmas 1423

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Michael le Querne < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 04/04/1423
(due) 23/04/1424 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Rocclyf (m) Butcher London < England Defendant
Simon Sewale (m) Vintner London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Grenehod (m) Butcher London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Vale (m) Butcher London < England Plaintiff
William Andrewe (m) Butcher London < England Surety for defendant
William Bacun (m) Butcher London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 393d

Term: Trinity 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £50
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Gilbert and Isabel Melton state that on 7 May 1417, John Assheburnam made bond with Isabel, when single, in 50m, but has not paid, to their damage of £50. They show the bond in court, and seek payment by the defendants, along with John Halle and Robert Yerd, their fellow co-executors.

Pleading: RR states that he never administered any of the goods formerly of JA, nor was he an executor of his will.

Pleading: The Meltons state that Redyng administered 800 marks of cash, and goods and chattels worth £200, as executor of JA's will, in St Faith's parish, London. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Michaelmas.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, sicut prius to octave of Hilary.

Postea text: [Mesne process follows, where Meltons appeared against Halle and Yerd on same matter. Defendants did not come, sheriff to take, not found, sicut prius to take for same term.]

Case notes: For earlier process on these events, see CP 40/646, rot 119 and CP 40/649, rot 110d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Faith under St Paul's < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 07/05/1417
(due) 29/06/1417 < SS Peter & Paul
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Gilbert Melton (m) Plaintiff
Isabel Gloucestre alias Isabel Melton (f) Plaintiff
John Assheburnam (m) dec. Esquire Sussex < England Testator
John Halle (m) Gentleman Hellingly < Sussex < England Executor
Robert Redyng (m) Gentleman Boreham < Sussex < England Defendant, Executor
Robert Yerd (m) Gentleman (lately of) Denton < Kent < England Executor
William Fynyngham (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 394d

Term: Trinity 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Damages awarded: 13s 4d
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Henry Boycote states that on 15 July 1409, Thomas Frank made two bonds with him, each in 4m, but has not paid either, to his damage of £20. He shows the bonds in court.

Pleading: TF granted licence to imparl to quindene of Michaelmas.

Postea text: Further licences to imparl, to quindene of Easter 1424.

Postea text: HB came, TF did not come, HB to recover debt of 8m by default, and damages of 13s 4d, assessed by the court with HB's assent. TF amerced.

Postea text: TF committed to the Fleet.

Postea text: HB acknowledged satisfaction of the debt and damages, therefore TF quit and to be delivered from prison.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 15/07/1409
(due) 29/09/1409 < Michaelmas
Bond London < England (initial) 15/07/1409
(due) 01/11/1409 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Boycote (m) Plaintiff
Richard Thornburgh (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Frank (m) Gentleman Thurnham < Kent < England alias (lately of) London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 395

Term: Trinity 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond; Sale of goods

Pleading: Mathew Risshton states that on 22 January 1422, John de Radclif made bond with him in £13 2s 6d, and on 3 February 1422, in the parish of St Mary Wolugh (St Mary Woolnoth?) [ward omitted], he bought from him green linen cloth and engrained murrey for 34s 6d. However he has not paid either, to a total of £14 17s, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court, which he says was made in the same ward and parish.

Pleading: JR citing the statute of Additions, states that at the time of the original writ he was staying at Manchester in Lancashire, and not in Chadderton as stated.

Pleading: MR states that he cannot deny this. Ordered that MR take nothing for his writ, but is amerced for false claim. JR sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Woolnoth < London < England (initial) 22/01/1422
(due) 25/11/1422 < St Katherine
Sale of Goods St Mary Woolnoth < London < England (initial) 03/02/1422
(due) 31/05/1422 < Pentecost
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Radclif (m) Esquire Manchester < Lancashire < England alias Chadderton < Lancashire < England Defendant
Matthew Risshton (m) Draper London < England Plaintiff
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 395d

Term: Trinity 1423
County: Hertfordshire
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Housebreaking; Real action / rents / damage to real estate; Taking of goods

Pleading: William Mason states that on 20 July 1422, John Ludby forcibly broke his close at East Barnet and took 7 bullocks worth 100s, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: JL denies force and arms and being against peace; both parties place themselves on the country. JL also states that at the time of the alleged trespass three of these bullocks belonged to William Bacon, not WM, and he, as bailiff and servant of WB, took them under orders from WB, as seemed right. Concerning the other 4 bullocks, he says that they belonged to him, not WM, as WM claimed. And concerning the breaking of the close, he states that a certain John Cokayn was seised of the manor of Halliwick in Middlesex long before this 20 July, in his demesne as of fee, and on 13 July 1422 he demised it to JL, to hold for one year, and the close where the alleged trespass occurred lay adjacent to this manor, but at the time it lay open, as a result of which the bullocks strayed into that close, and JL consequently entered the close to recover these animals.

Pleading: WM states that at the time of the trespass these 7 bullocks were his, as he claimed. Both parties seek enquiry on country. And concerning the close-breaking, he says that JL broke his close forcibly and not for the reasons alleged by JL. Both parties seek enquiry on country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Michaelmas.

Postea text: Writ arrived too late, sicut prius, to morrow of All Souls.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
East Barnet < Hertfordshire < England (initial) 20/07/1422
Rental Agreement Halliwick < Middlesex < England (initial) 13/07/1422
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bedford (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Cokayn (m) Other
John Dalton (m) Attorney of defendant
John Ludby snr (m) Butcher London < England Defendant
William Bacon (m) Other
William Mason (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 396

Term: Trinity 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond; Loan

Pleading: John Willyam states that on 12 December 1420, William Ruddy made two bonds with him, one in 52s payable at Easter next, and the other in £5 payable at Pentecost next. Also, on 15 December 1420, he borrowed a further 8s, payable on request. However, he has not paid this total of £8, to his damage of £10. He shows the bonds in court.

Pleading: WR states that he does not owe this money, since by a document which he shows in court, dated 12 April 1422, JW released him, by the name of William Rody, from all actions both real and personal before that date.

Pleading: JW states that he did not make this release. Both parties seek enquiry on country. Sheriff of Warwickshire to have jury here at quindene of Michaelmas. Documents to remain in the custody of Robert Darcy, king's clerk.

Postea text: Afterwards, these documents were delivered to John Cokayn, justice of assize in Warwickshire, and thus RD was quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 15/12/1420
Bond St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 12/12/1420
(due) 11/05/1421 < Pentecost
Bond St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 12/12/1420
(due) 23/03/1421 < Easter
Release (from Debt/obligation) Warwick < Warwickshire < England (initial) 12/04/1422
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Bedeford (m) Attorney of defendant
John Cokayn (m) Justice Justice
John Kneseworth (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Willyam (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Common Pleas [court] Official
William Rody alias William Ruddy (m) Mercer London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 400

Term: Trinity 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William, son of Thomas de la Pole, states that on 12 December 1421, William Trussell made bond with him in £40, but has not paid, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: WT asks to hear the bond and its endorsement, and these are read out in court. The endorsement states that if WT pays WP £10 at Easter 1422, and delivers to him one part of an indenture by which WT and his feoffees grant to WP an annual rent of 40s from the manor of Bilton in Warwickshire for term of life, then the bond shall be quit. WT then states that he should not be bound in this £40, since he paid WP this £10 at this feast, and delivered the indenture as required by the endorsement, at Elmesthorpe in Leicestershire.

Pleading: WP, protesting that WT did not pay him this £10, states that he did not make and deliver the indenture as he claims.

Pleading: WT states that he did deliver the indenture as he claimed. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff of Leicestershire to have jury of Elmesthorpe here at octave of Michaelmas.

Postea text: 2 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Hilary 1424.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 12/12/1421
(due) 12/04/1422 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Thomas Coke (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Pole (m) Other
William Pole (m) Plaintiff
William Trussell (m) Knight Elmesthorpe < Leicestershire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 400d

Term: Trinity 1423
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Abduction; Arbitration

Pleading: John Lawe states that on 17 December 1420, Thomas Chaworth forcibly abducted Walter Crise, his apprentice, against the peace and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: TC denies force and being against peace, both parties place themselves on the country. Concerning the rest, he states that on 26 October 1422, at Bingham, Nottinghamshire, they both placed themselves in the arbitration of John Walker and William Halle, arbiters, regarding this and other actions between them, who decided that TC should give JL one gallon of red wine in full satisfaction of this trespass and all others. TC gave this to JL as agreed.

Pleading: JL states that he never placed himself in this arbitration as TC claims. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Nottinghamshire to have jury of Bingham here at Michaelmas one month.

Case notes: possibly related to CP40/660 rot.101

Events
Type Place Date
Arbitration Bingham < Nottinghamshire < England (initial) 26/10/1422
Abduction St Giles without Cripplegate < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 17/12/1420
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Lawe (m) Barber London < England Plaintiff
John Walker (m) Arbitrator
Richard Buklond (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Chaworth (m) Knight Wiverton < Nottinghamshire < England Defendant
Walter Crise (m) Apprentice Other
William Halle (m) Arbitrator
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 461

Term: Trinity 1423
County: Kent
Writ type: Account
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: The prior of Christchurch, London states that John Craddok was his receiver from 24 March 1421 until Michaelmas next, and received at Erith £4 from Richard Bokelond, and 100s from John Hawe, but he did not render account with the Prior as required, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: JC states that he was never receiver of the Prior, nor did he receive money as claimed by the Prior. Both parties on country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Michaelmas.

Postea text: 2 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Hilary 1424.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract Erith < Kent < England (initial) 24/03/1421
(due) 29/09/1421 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Craddock (m) Clerk Erith < Kent < England Defendant
John Hawe (m) Other
John Kemp (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Bokelond (m) Other
William Clerk (m) Prior Holy Trinity Priory, Aldgate [priory] London < England Plaintiff
William Ram (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 513

Term: Trinity 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £60
Damages awarded: 5m
Costs: 10m
Case type: Arbitration; Debt; Detention of goods

Pleading: John Patteswyke states that due to various disputes between himself and Agatha Pitman, they both placed themselves in the arbitration of Richard Stowell and Ralph Spayne (for JP) and William Pomeray and John Asshmerbroke (for AP). On 31 March 1422, at St Martin le Grand, these arbiters adjudged that JP should deliver to AP within the next 8 days, at a place in London of AP's choosing, all those goods and chattels which she had previously delivered to JP, at AP's expense. And on the same day AP was to deliver to a certain sufficient man of London £4 sterling and a certain acquittance of all actions, to then be delivered to JP, and JP was to deliver a similar acquittance for delivery to AP. However, if AP should show by four sufficient men of the parish of St Benet Sherehog, London or St Stephen Walbrook, London that any part of these goods were absent or detained by JP, then JP should provide full recompense for them. And if either do not adhere to this arbitration, they shall pay to the other £200. And also they said that Agnes should deliver her £4 and her acquittance, and JP his acquittance, to John Gedeney, citizen and draper of London. However, JP states that although he was prepared to make delivery of these goods and chattels within the 8 days at St Michael Crooked Lane, Candlewick Street ward, and to take them wherever Agnes wished, and delivered his acquittance to JG for delivery to Agnes and often asked Agnes for her £4 and acquittance, AP refused to receive the goods, or to deliver the £4 and her acquittance. For this he should have received the said £200, of which he has been satisfied of £60, but AP refuses to pay the other £40 of this £100 [sic], to his damage of £60.

Pleading: AP, protesting that she never placed herself in this arbitration, states that the arbitration was only made by Richard S, Ralph S and William P, three of the arbitrators, and not all four as JP states.

Pleading: JP states that the arbitration was made by all four arbiters, as claimed. Both seek enquiry on country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Michaelmas.

Postea text: Process continued, jurors in respite until quindene of Easter next, nisi prius they come before John Cokayn, JCP on 4 February 1424 at St Martin le Grand. On that day, AP came, and John Cokayn sent record that both parties appeared on 4 February 1424, before him and Richard Lyversegge, and the jurors stated that the arbitration was not made by these four arbiters as JP claimed. The arbiters did ordain that JP deliver the goods to AP within 8 days, wherever she wished in London, and on that day AP should deliver to a certain trustworthy man this £4 and the acquittance, and JP deliver his acquittance similarly. However, they did not say that JP should make recompense for any goods proved to have been retained, and not that either should pay £200 if either breached the terms. The jury therefore assign damages to JP on the occasion of the detention of the debt within mentioned at 5m, and costs at 10m. JP to take nothing, amerced for false claim. AP sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Arbitration St Martin le Grand < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 31/03/1422
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Agatha Pitman (f) Widow (lately of) London < England Defendant
John Asshmerbroke (m) Scrivener London < England Arbitrator
John Cokayn (m) Justice Justice
John Gedeney (m) Citizen Draper London < England Other
John Patteswyke (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
John Wynrissh (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Ralph Spayne (m) Citizen Tapisser London < England Arbitrator
Richard Lyversegge (m) Justice
Richard Stowell (m) Citizen Woodmonger London < England Arbitrator
William Pomeray (m) Esquire Devon < England Arbitrator

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 520

Term: Trinity 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond; Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: Walter Charleton states that on 7 April 1417, Mathew Poule made bond with him in £100, which he shows in court. He has received £60, but MP has not paid the other £40, to his damage of £40.

Pleading: MP asks that the bond and endorsement be read out in court. Endorsement states that a condition of the bond was that if John Cornu should be at the muster at Southampton with 2 archers on this 1 May, and serve WC for one year in the king's campaign to France, under certain conditions, then the bond shall be cancelled. And MP states that the action should cease as Cornu did fulfil the terms of this endorsement.

Pleading: WC states that by indenture made on 7 April 1417 between him and John Cornu of Devon, esq., one part of which he shows in court, JC was retained to serve for one year as a man-at-arms in Henry V's expedition to France, along with two archers, from the time of the muster, and should be at the gate of Southampton, armed according to the statute, with one foot archer and one horse archer, on 1 May, or on another day, should the king order another day. The king changed the day to 1 June 1417, at Baddesley Heath in Baddesley, Hampshire, and WC arrived, as did JC, but with only one foot archer and no horse archer.

Pleading: MP states that JC did have a horse archer at that muster, namely John Peyntour, to serve WC on the voyage, according to the form of the indenture. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff of Hampshire to have jury here at quindene of Michaelmas.

Postea text: 4 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Michaelmas 1424.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Matthew Friday Street < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 07/04/1417
(due) 01/05/1417
Service/employment Contract England (initial) 07/04/1417
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Cornu (m) Esquire Devon < England Other
John Peyntour (m) Horse Archer Other
Matthew Poule (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Defendant
Philip Leweston (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Gilmyn (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Walter Charlton (m) Esquire Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 520d

Term: Trinity 1423
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: 5m
Case type: Debt; Safe keeping

Pleading: John Prentise states that on 2 April 1420 he delivered a horse worth 40s to Thomas Shrubbe for safe-keeping, but he now refuses to return it, to his damage of 5m.

Pleading: TS states that on that day, the said horse collapsed from various infirmities, and JP employed TS for the sum of 4d, which he paid, to lead the horse from that place to a nearby field, called 'Finsbury Field', where it died.

Pleading: JP states that the events occurred as he first stated, and not as claimed by TS. Both parties seek enquiry on country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Giles without Cripplegate < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 02/04/1420
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Prentys alias John Prentise (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Shrubbe (m) Labourer Hornsey < Middlesex < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 525

Term: Trinity 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Richard Ketford states that on 4 October 1420 Robert Arneburwe made bond with him in £47 4s 8d, but has not paid, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: RA granted licence to imparl until quindene of Michaelmas, with assent of RK.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Lawrence Jewry < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 04/10/1420
(due) 15/11/1420
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Bokelond (m) Attorney of defendant
Richard Ketford (m) Citizen Saddler London < England Plaintiff
Robert Arneburwe (m) Gentleman (lately of) Barking < Essex < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 525d

Term: Trinity 1423
County: London
Writ type: Account
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: Thomas Salman states that William Barkyng was his receiver on 30 November 1421, and received 40m from William Okeherst for him in the parish of St Michael Crooked Lane, London. However, he has not rendered reasonable account for this, to his damage of £40.

Pleading: WB granted licence to imparl to quindene of Michaelmas, with assent of TS. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Michael Crooked Lane < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 30/11/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Battescombe (m) Gentleman Marwood < Devon < England Surety for defendant
John Terner (m) Grocer London < England Surety for defendant
Nicholas atte Wode (m) Fishmonger London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Salman (m) Esquire Plaintiff
Thomas Wansford (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
William Barkyng (m) Fishmonger London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 526

Term: Trinity 1423
County: Buckinghamshire
Writ type: Disseisin
Damages claimed: -
Case type: Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Agnes Rokewode seeks against John Hertwell a third part of 4 carucates of land, 100 acres of wood and 100s rent with appurtenances in Chesham and Ellesborough as her dower from her former husband.

Pleading: JH states that, on the day of AR's original writ, he held this property jointly with Helen, his wife, and still does so, of the gift and feoffment of John Shadworth and William Erwilliam, but that Helen was not named in the original writ. He also shows in court a charter of JS and WE, showing this joint tenancy, dated 15 October 1422 at Maudelyn [in Northchurch].

Pleading: AR states that on the day of WR's death, JH was sole tenant of this land, but that after that death he made enfeoffment to various unknown people, who then re-enfeoffed JH and HH secretly, so that by collusion they could ensure that AR would not know to whom to address her writ, and that JH received the profits of these lands from the death of WR until the date of her writ, namely 18 November 1422, and that AR did obtain her writ within a year of the death of WR.

Pleading: JH states that he knows nothing of AR's claims, and that he did not hold these lands at the time of WR's death as of free tenement.

Pleading: AR states that he did hold these as of free tenement from the time of WR's death. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Michaelmas.

Postea text: 7 posteas, sheriff did not send the writ, to octave of Hilary 1425.

Case notes: See also CP 40/657, rot 408d, and CP 40/659, rot 126d. See also rot 526d.

Events
Type Place Date
Writ England (initial) 18/11/1422
Charter Maudelyn < Hertfordshire < England (initial) 15/10/1422
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Agnes Rokewode (f) Plaintiff
Helen Hertwell (f) Other
John Hertwell (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Defendant
John Hervy (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Shadworth (m) Other
William Erwilliam (m) Other
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney of defendant
William Rokewode (m) dec. Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 526

Term: Trinity 1423
County: Essex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 20m
Damages awarded: 10s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Symmes states that on 20 August 1422, John Guynes made two bonds with him, one in £14 payable on 29 August and another in £10 4s, payable on 7 September, but he has not paid either, to his damage of 20m. He shows the bonds in court.

Pleading: JG admits the debts. Ordered that WS recover the debts, and damages of 10s. JG amerced, and committed to the Fleet.

Postea text: WS acknowledges satisfaction of the debts and damages. JG to be delivered from prison.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Chelmsford < Essex < England (initial) 20/08/1422
(due) 07/09/1422
Bond Chelmsford < Essex < England (initial) 20/08/1422
(due) 29/08/1422
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Guynes (m) Chapman Chelmsford < Essex < England Defendant
Richard Buklond (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Symmes (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 526d

Term: Trinity 1423
County: Hertfordshire
Writ type: Disseisin
Damages claimed: -
Case type: Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Agnes, former wife of William Rokewode, seeks against John Hertwell a third part of the manor of Maudelyn [in Northchurch] with appurtenances, as her dower from her former husband.

Pleading: JH states that he held this manor jointly with Helen, his wife, on the day of AR's original writ, and still does so, of the gift and feoffment of John Shadworth and William Erwilliam, but notes that Helen was not named in the original writ. And he shows in court a charter of JS and WE, showing this joint tenancy, dated 15 October 1422 at 'Maudelyn' [in Northchurch].

Pleading: AR states that on the day of WR's death, JH was sole tenant of this land, holding in free tenement, but that after that death he made enfeoffment to various unknown people, who then re-enfeoffed JH and HH secretly, so that by collusion they could ensure that AR would not know to whom to address her writ, and that JH received the profits of these lands from the death of WR until the date of her writ, namely 18 November 1422, and still does, and that Agnes did obtain her writ within a year of the death of WR.

Pleading: JH states that he knows nothing of AR's claims, and that he did not hold these lands at the time of WR's death as of free tenement.

Pleading: AR states that he did hold these as of free tenement from the time of WR's death. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at the octave of Michaelmas.

Postea text: Seven posteas, sheriff did not send the writ, to octave of Hilary 1425.

Case notes: SEE VCH Herts, ii, p. 247. See also rot 526.

Events
Type Place Date
Writ England (initial) 18/11/1422
Charter Maudelyn < Hertfordshire < England (initial) 15/10/1422
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Agnes Rokewode (f) Plaintiff
Helen Hertwell (f) Other
John Hertwell (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Defendant
John Hervy (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Shadworth (m) Other
William Erwilliam (m) Other
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney of defendant
William Rokewode (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 527d

Term: Trinity 1423
County: Hampshire
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Assault; Real action / rents / damage to real estate; Taking of goods

Pleading: Richard Cotesmore states that on 26 October 1422, Walter Lokynton forcibly assaulted him and took a certain chest containing charters, including, amongst others, one whereby Robert Langryssh gave to RC and his heirs in perpetuity a messuage and 20 acres of land in Basingstoke, and another whereby RL gave him and his heirs in perpetuity a messuage, 50 acres of land and 6 acres of pasture, with appurtenances, in Basingstoke. Against peace, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: WL denies responsibility. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
Taking of Goods
Stratfield Turgis < Hampshire < England (initial) 26/10/1422
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Raunston (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Cotesmore (m) Plaintiff
Robert Langryssh (m) Other
Walter Lokynton (m) Citizen Armourer London < England Defendant
William Byngham (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/650, rot. 543d

Term: Trinity 1423
County: Surrey
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Debt of 40s. Edmund Chymbeham states that on 14 April 1412, John Essex bought from him 20 pounds of ginger for 40s, but has not paid, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: JE states that he does not owe EC this or any money. Ordered to wager his law at quindene of Michaelmas. Pledges named.

Postea text: JE came, EC did not come. EC and pledges amerced,, JE sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods Southwark < Surrey < England (initial) 14/04/1412
(due) 29/09/1412 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edmund Chymbeham (m) Citizen London < England Plaintiff
John Essex (m) Citizen Tawyer London < England Defendant
John Feryman (m) Surety for defendant
Thomas Kirkeby (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Legh (m) Surety for defendant