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'CP40/652: Hilary term 1424', Court of common pleas: The National Archives, CP40: 1399-1500 (2010). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=118078 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 105d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 106
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 108
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 118d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 119
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 123d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 125
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 127d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 146
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 146d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 146d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 266
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 280
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 294
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 294
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 294d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 307
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 307d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 309
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 311d
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 105d

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Debt

Pleading: Defendant in mercy for many defaults. William de la Pole states that on 6 February 1406, Edward Perpont made agreement with him, which he shows in court, retaining him as his counsellor, paying him 20s and one robe per year. However, this is in arrears by £16 and 15 robes, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: EP states that he should not be held to this debt since, on 14 June 1414, WP, as WP son of WP, by a document which he shows in court, granted to him a release from all actions and other matters between them before that date.

Pleading: WP, protesting that he is the son of Thomas de la Pole, not William as claimed by EP, and was not a servant (sic) at that time, states that this release was not of his making. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Nottinghamshire to have jury of Ruddington here at quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Release (from Debt/obligation) Ruddington < Nottinghamshire < England (initial) 24/06/1414
Service/employment Contract West Smithfield < St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 06/02/1406
(due) < Michaelmas
(due) < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edward Perpont (m) Knight Defendant
John Brake (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Pole alias William Pole (m) Other
William Redepole alias William Pole (m) Sergeant Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 106

Term: Hilary 1424
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Disseisin
Case type: Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: John Penne seeks the manor of Kingsbury, Middlesex, against William Bury, junior. He states that the manor was demised to William Bury senior and his wife Margery, and the heirs of their bodies, in the time of Edward III by William Page, of whom JP is kinsman and heir. However, Margery died without heirs of WP senior, and WP senior then demised the manor to WP junior. However, the manor should rightly have passed to JP, as heir of WP.

Pleading: WB junior states that he had nothing in the manor of Kingsbury at the time of JP's original writ except what he held jointly with Roger Sapurton, who is still alive and was not named in the original writ.

Pleading: JP states that his writ should continue, since he brought a similar writ in the court of Henry V against WB junior about this manor, returnable at the octave of Hilary 1421, for which process continued to 9 November 1421, but the writ ceased on account of certain inconsistencies within it. However, on the day of the first original writ, namely 5 December 1420, WB junior was the sole tenant of the manor, as the writ stated, and RS had nothing in the manor. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of St John the Baptist.

Case notes: Further mesne process on CP 40/658, rot 309.

Events
Type Place Date
Property Transfer Kingsbury < Middlesex < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Helen Page (f) dec. Other
John Penne (m) Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Margaret Penne (f) dec. Other
Margery Bury (f) dec. Other
Roger Sapurton (m) Other
Thomas Chipstede (m) Guardian Attorney of defendant
Thomas Page (m) dec. Other
Thomas Penne (m) dec. Other
William Bury snr (m) dec. Other
William Bury jnr (m) Defendant
William Page (m) dec. Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 108

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Arbitration; Bond; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: John Bamburgh and John Whithorn state that on 10 July 1421 Thomas Thebaude made bond with them in £40, but has not paid, to their damage of £40. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: TT granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Pleading: [continued on CP 40/658, rot 111] TT asks to hear the bond and endorsement, and these are read in court, the endorsement stating that the bond will be quit if TT should stand in the arbitration of JB, chosen by the abbess of Wilton, and Stephen Seintjust, chosen by TT, concerning all quarrels and disputes between TT and the abbess, before Michaelmas next. He then states that he should not be bound to this debt, since before Michaelmas the arbiters, at Seal, decided that whereas the abbess claimed 30s annual rent and services in the lands of TT in Seal and Kemsing as the right of her abbey, the abbess exonerated TT and his successors of 10s of this annual rent, and all arrears then outstanding, according to the arbitration, and he should give security of 20s for payment of the remaining annual rent. He states that he is and always has been prepared to give this security.

Pleading: JB and JW state that their action should not cease, since they say that it is true that the arbiters made their arbitration as TT claims, but that there had been various disputes between the abbess and her predecessors and TT over this rent. The abbess and her predecessors had always been able to distrain within those lands for any arrears of this 30s rent, and the arbiters decided that a document should be drawn up by JB, in which it should be specified that the abbess and her predecessors were seised by the right of their church of this rent, and may distrain from those lands any unpaid rents, and that TT would concede to pay 20s of this original 30s annually at Michaelmas. And if he should not pay, the abbess and her successors may distrain the sums from these lands. Once JB has drawn up this document, TT should seal it, and it would then be delivered to a neutral person for safe-keeping, under condition that when the abbess or her successors should remit and relax to TT 10s of this rent, and all arrears of this rent, and deliver this release to TT, then if TT refuses to give sufficient security to the abbess and her successors for this 20s rent, as agreed, then this bond should be delivered to the abbess, that TT should pay to the abbess 300s 4d for the arrears of this rent. And they say that John Bamburgh made this document according to the arbitration, and offered it to TT to seal at Wrotham in Kent, and that it be delivered to John Wybarn, as a neutral person, for safe-keeping. However, TT refused to seal the document. Therefore they say that TT has not abided by the terms of the arbitration, for which reason they should have the debt against TT.

Pleading: TT states that JB and SS, arbiters, ordained that the abbess should exonerate him and his heirs of 10s of this 30s rent and all arrears, and that TT should give security to the abbess for the payment of the remaining 20s, as he claimed, and not that he seal any document made by JB for delivery to a neutral person, as JB and JW allege.

Pleading: JB and JW state that the arbiters ordered that TT seal this document made by JB, and that it be delivered to a neutral person, as they claimed. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Kent to have jury of Wrotham here at octave of Michaelmas.

Pleading: [This case appears to be re-entered on CP 40/672, rot 105 (Hilary 1429). All the pleadings are re-entered, ending with another order to the sheriff of Kent to have a jury of Wrotham here at the quindene of Easter 1429, and followed by 5 posteas, all noting that the sheriff did not send the writ, and forwarding the case to the octave of Trinity 1430.]

Postea text: 5 further licences to imparl, to octave of Trinity 1425.

Postea text: [on CP 40/658, rot 111] 4 posteas, sheriff did nothing and did not send writ, to octave of St John the Baptist, 1426.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/658, rot 111, and CP40/672 rot 105.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 10/07/1421
(due) 29/09/1421 < Michaelmas
Arbitration Seal < Kent < England
Release (from Debt/obligation) Wrotham < Kent < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Christine Doulre (f) Abbess Wilton [abbey] Wilton < Wiltshire < England Other
John Bamburgh (m) Arbitrator, Plaintiff
John Giles alias John Gilys (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Whithorn (m) Plaintiff
John Wybarn (m) Other
Philip Leweston (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of defendant
Stephen Seintjust (m) Arbitrator
Thomas Thebaude (m) Husbandman Seal < Kent < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 118d

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Draper, executor of John Draper, states that on 1 July 1412 John Kirkeby made bond with JD in £20, payable at the quindene of Michaelmas next, but has not paid, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court, and the will of JD, by which he has executry.

Pleading: JK granted licence to imparl to Easter 3 weeks. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 01/07/1412
(due) 13/10/1412
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Bradeley (m) Bradley < Wiltshire < England Surety for defendant
John Brykevyle (m) Gentleman Stanbridge < Hampshire < England Surety for defendant
John Draper (m) dec. Southampton < Hampshire < England Testator
John Kirkeby (m) Esquire Romsey < Hampshire < England Defendant
Thomas Alkyn (m) Wilton < Wiltshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Draper (m) Executor, Plaintiff
William Pakyn (m) Salisbury < Wiltshire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 119

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £200
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Richard Osbarn and John Tanner, executors of the will of Henry Pountfreyt, state that on 29 May 1406, Bernard Saunderton made a bond with HP and John Fynderne, who pre-deceased HP, in £120, but has not paid, to their damage of £200. They show the bond in court, and the will of HP by which they have executry.

Pleading: BS states that he should not be held to this debt, as on 20 July 1415, by a document which BS shows in court, John Fynderne released him, by name of Bernard Saunturdon, from all actions relating to all manner of debts, accounts and other matters.

Pleading: The executors state that JF did not make this release to BS, as he claims. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Buckinghamshire to have jury of Wycombe here at quindene of Easter. Pledges named. Document to remain in custody of Robert Darcy, chief clerk.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to quindene of Easter 1425. Plaintiffs did not prosecute their writ. Plaintiffs amerced, BS sent without day. Document to be returned to BS, RD quit.

Case notes: This dispute was resumed, with some slight variations, on a new writ in CP 40/661 rot 114.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond All Hallows Lombard Street < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 29/05/1406
(due) 19/11/1406
Release (from Debt/obligation) Wycombe < Buckinghamshire < England (initial) 20/07/1415
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Bernard Saunturdon alias Bernard Saunderton (m) Esquire Saunderton < Buckinghamshire < England Defendant
Henry Pountfret alias Henry Pountfreyt (m) dec. Citizen (lately of) London < England Testator
John Fynderne (m) dec. Esquire Creditor
John Horewode (m) Yeoman Wendover < Buckinghamshire < England Surety for defendant
John Tanner (m) Citizen Scrivener London < England Executor, Plaintiff
Richard Osbarn (m) Clerk Executor, Plaintiff
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Official
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Hundercombe (m) Gentleman Saunderton < Buckinghamshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Puseye (m) Gentleman Wycombe < Buckinghamshire < England Surety for defendant
Walter Herry (m) Yeoman Hedgerley < Buckinghamshire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 123d

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Morsted states that on 21 May 1413 Roger Spicer made bond with him in 6m 7s 4d, but has not paid, to his damage of 10m.

Pleading: RS granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mildred Poultry < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 21/05/1413
(due) 29/09/1413 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Roger Spicer (m) Gentleman Black Notley < Essex < England Defendant
Thomas Morsted (m) Esquire Surgeon London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 125

Term: Hilary 1424
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Debt

Pleading: Geoffrey Sweynesthorp states that at Michaelmas 1421, Joan Costantyn, then a single woman, retained him to celebrate divine service in the church of St Clement Danes for one year for the soul of John Broun, her late husband, and all the faithful departed, for payment of 7m for that year, as well as his expenses for purchasing the wine and hosts for the services, which amounted to a further 6s 8d, a total of 100s. However, neither she nor her present husband have paid this, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: [No further pleading recorded.]

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Clement Danes < Middlesex < England (initial) 29/09/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Geoffrey Sweynesthorp (m) Chaplain Plaintiff
Joan Costantyn (f) London < England Defendant
John Broun (m) dec. Other
William Costantyn (m) Lattener London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 127d

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Cleye states that on 21 September 1411, John Attilbrigge, the testator, made a bond with him in 40s, but neither he nor his executor, Thomas Chittern, have paid, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: TC granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter, with assent of JC. Pledges named.

Postea text: Two further licences to imparl, to octave of Michaelmas 1424.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 21/09/1411
(due) 14/02/1412
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Attilbrigge (m) dec. (lately of) Oxfordshire < England Testator
John Cleye (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
John Melburne (m) Yeoman Leyton < Essex < England Surety for defendant
Nicholas Overton (m) Barber London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Croket (m) Armourer London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Chittern (m) Gentleman Aspenden < Hertfordshire < England Defendant, Executor
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 146

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Richard Hotoft states that on 24 May 1416 Geoffrey Poutrell made bond with him in 10m, which he shows in court. However, he has not paid, to his damage of 10m.

Pleading: GP states that he should not be bound, as he was imprisoned at that time by the plaintiffs and others at Wiverton in Nottinghamshire, and forced to make the bond under duress.

Pleading: RH denies this, stating that at the time of the bond GP was not imprisoned, and made the bond freely and not under any duress. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Nottinghamshire to have jury here at quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Imprisonment Wiverton < Nottinghamshire < England (initial) 24/05/1416
Bond St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 24/05/1416
(due) 29/09/1416 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Geoffrey Poutrell (m) Gentleman Ratcliffe on the Wreake < Leicestershire < England Defendant
John Purle (m) Attorney of defendant
Richard Hotoft (m) Esquire Humberstone < Leicestershire < England Plaintiff
Richard Shipley (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 146d

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Richard Hotoft states that on 24 May 1416, John Wymondeswold made bond with him in 10m, which he shows in court. However, he has not paid, to his damage of 10m.

Pleading: JW states that he should not be bound, as he was imprisoned at the time by the plaintiffs and others at Wiverton in Nottinghamshire, and forced to make the bond under duress.

Pleading: RH denies this, stating that at the time of the bond JW was not imprisoned, and made the bond freely and not under any duress. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Nottinghamshire to have jury here at quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 24/05/1416
(due) 29/09/1416 < Michaelmas
Imprisonment Wiverton < Nottinghamshire < England (initial) 24/05/1416
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Purle (m) Attorney of defendant
John Wymondeswold (m) Burgess Leicester < Leicestershire < England Defendant
Richard Hotoft (m) Esquire Humberstone < Leicestershire < England Plaintiff
Richard Shipley (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 146d

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Taking of goods

Pleading: Katherine Welles states that on 27 March 1423, in St Mary le Bow, London, William and Joan Wright forcibly took goods from her worth 100s, namely 1½ lb of silk called 'rawsilk', a bronze jar and other household utensils, against the peace and to her damage of 100s.

Pleading: Defendants granted licence to imparl to Easter three weeks. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 27/03/1423
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Joan Wright (f) London < England Defendant
John Austyn (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Drewery (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
John Shipton (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Katherine Welles (f) Plaintiff
Richard Shipton (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Wright (m) Clerk London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 266

Term: Hilary 1424
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 4m
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Henry Otway states that on 8 March 1421, John Boston made bond with him in 4m, but has not paid, to his damage of 4m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JB states that he should not be bound, as he was imprisoned at the time by the plaintiffs and others at Westminster in Middlesex, and forced to make the bond under duress.

Pleading: HO denies this, stating that at the time of the bond JB was not imprisoned, and made the bond freely and not under any duress. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Middlesex to have jury here at quindene of Easter. Pledges named.

Postea text: Parties came, sheriff did not send writ, sicut prius to octave of Trinity 1424.

Events
Type Place Date
Imprisonment Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 08/03/1421
Bond All Hallows the Less < Dowgate Ward < London < England (initial) 08/03/1421
(due) 01/08/1421 < St Peter ad Vincula
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edward FitzSymond (m) Attorney Camberwell < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
Henry Otewy alias Henry Otway (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
John Boston (m) Cook Staines < Middlesex < England Defendant
Nicholas [un-named] (m) Camberwell < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Adam (m) Gentleman Headcorn < Kent < England Surety for defendant
William Wylton (m) Gentleman Westminster < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 280

Term: Hilary 1424
County: Berkshire
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: Almaric Matany states that on 9 November 1422, at Maidenhead, he delivered to William Skynner two bonds for safe-keeping. The first recorded that James Kyng of Wargrave was bound to AM in £40, while the second recorded that AM was bound to JK, also in £40, payable at dates noted within. These bonds were to be returned to him on request, but WS now refuses, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: WS, presenting the bonds in court, to be delivered as the court decides, states that the bonds were delivered to him by both AM and JK, to be returned under certain conditions, but he is unaware of these. He asks that JK be forewarned, and this is granted. Sheriff to inform JK to be here at quindene of Easter to show any reason why the bonds should not be delivered to AM.

Postea text: Parties came, JK did not come. Sheriff said that he had informed him by four named men. Therefore ordered that AM have delivery of the bonds from WS, through the default of JK. WS delivered the bonds, and is quit without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping Maidenhead < Berkshire < England (initial) 09/11/1422
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Almaric Matany (m) Draper London < England Plaintiff
Henry Hert (m) Official
James Kyng (m) Husbandman Wargrave < Berkshire < England Other
John Heynes (m) Official
Richard Hove (m) Official
Robert Quynaton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Skynner (m) Yeoman Maidenhead < Berkshire < England Defendant
William Symundes (m) Official

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 294

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 60s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Lee and William Alyf, executors of Thomas Mountgomery, and Nicholas Styuecle, present husband of Agnes, widow of TM and co-executor of his will, state that on 24 March 1412, John Brugge made bond with TM in 70s, payable at the quindene of the Nativity of St John the Baptist next, but he has not paid TM or his executors, to their damage of 60s. They show the bond in court, and the will of TM by which they have executry.

Pleading: JB states that he should not be held to this debt, as TM issued an acquittance to him on 23 June 1414, which JB shows in court, acknowledging that he had received this sum on that day.

Pleading: The plaintiffs state that this acquittance was not made by TM. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Herefordshire to have jury here at quindene of Easter. Acquittance to remain in custody of Robert Darcy, king's clerk of the Bench, for safe-keeping.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 24/03/1412
(due) 08/07/1412
Release (from Debt/obligation) Staunton on Wye < Herefordshire < England (initial) 23/06/1414
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Agnes Styuecle (f) Executor, Plaintiff
John Brugge (m) Esquire Staunton on Wye < Herefordshire < England Defendant
John Lee (m) Temple < London < England Executor, Plaintiff
Nicholas Styuecle (m) Knight Plaintiff
Richard Hunt (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Common Pleas [court] Official
Thomas Moungomery alias Thomas Mountgomery (m) dec. Citizen Draper (lately of) London < England Testator
William Alyf (m) Citizen Draper London < England Executor, Plaintiff
William Kyrkeby (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 294

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Chichele states that on 10 October 1418, Thomas Wolf made bond with him in 100s, which he shows in court, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: TW granted licence to imparl to morrow of St John the Baptist. Pledges named.

Postea text: 3 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Easter 1425.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 10/10/1418
(due) 24/06/1419 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Hippron (m) Gentleman Guildford < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
John Skelton (m) Gentleman Guildford < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Raunston (m) Gentleman Clere < Hampshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Wolf (m) Husbandman Basingstoke < Hampshire < England Defendant
William Byngham (m) Gentleman Winchester < Hampshire < England Surety for defendant
William Chichele (m) Chancellor Salisbury [cathedral] Salisbury < Wiltshire < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 294d

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 6m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Norton states that on 3 July 1419, Thomas Payn made two bonds with him, each in 40s, but he has not paid either, to his damage of 6m. He shows both bonds in court.

Pleading: TP granted licence to imparl to Easter three weeks. 1 pledge named [entry appears to be incomplete].

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 03/07/1419
(due) 25/03/1420 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Annunciation of
Bond London < England (initial) 03/07/1419
(due) 25/03/1421 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Annunciation of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Bradley (m) Gentleman Bradley < Wiltshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Payn (m) Chapman, Weaver Rode < Somerset < England Defendant
William Norton (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 307

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John de Leventhorp states that on 9 June 1416, Robert Basset made bond with him in 20m, but he did not pay before his death, and his executor, Alice, has also not paid, either before or after her marriage to John Westone. This is to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: John and Alice Westone are granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St James Garlickhithe < London < England (initial) 09/06/1416
(due) 25/12/1416 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Alice Westone (f) Send < Surrey < England Defendant, Executor
John Leventhorp (m) Esquire Plaintiff
John Westone (m) Gentleman Send < Surrey < England Defendant
Robert Basset (m) dec. Esquire Testator
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of defendant
William Armeston (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 307d

Term: Hilary 1424
County: Sussex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £30
Damages awarded: 33s 4d
Costs: 20s
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: James Knottesforde states that on 23 April 1421, John Kyngeswode made bond with him in £20, payable at the octave of Trinity next, but has not paid, to his damage of £30.

Pleading: John Kyngeswode states that he should not be bound, as he was imprisoned at the time by the plaintiffs and others in the parish of St Dunstan in the West, London, and forced to make the bond under duress.

Pleading: James Knottesforde denies this, stating that at the time of the bond Kyngeswode was not imprisoned, and made the bond freely and not under any duress. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff of London to have jury of St Dunstan in the West here at quindene of Easter.

Postea text: Three posteas, sheriff did not send the writ, to morrow of Martinmas 1424. Process continued, jurors in respite to octave of Hilary 1425, unless they come before William Babyngton, Chief Justice of the Bench, at St Martin le Grand on 22 November 1424.

Postea text: Justices send record that, on 22 November 1424, at St Martin le Grand, before WB and John Drayton, justices of assize, parties came, jury state that Kyngeswode, at the time of the bond, was at large and not imprisoned, and made the bond freely and not under duress. Jury assign damages to Knottesforde at 20s, and 20s costs. Knottesforde asks that the justices increase the damages, and they increase this by a further 13s 4d. He is therefore to recover the original debt, plus damages and costs, to a total of 4m. Kyngeswode is amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Imprisonment St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 23/04/1421
Bond England (initial) 23/04/1421
(due) 25/05/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
James Knottesforde (m) Plaintiff
John Drayton (m) Justice
John Kyngeswode (m) Husbandman West Grinstead < Sussex < England Defendant
John Waleys (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Babyngton (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
William Grendon (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 309

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Bond; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: William Creek and Joan, his wife, formerly wife of John Chambir, state that on 20 June 1421, Richard Lethom made bond with Joan, while she was a single woman, in 10m, but has not paid, to their damage of 20m. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: RL states that he should not be bound to this debt. He says that on 24 June 1421, Joan, as Joan Chambir, widow, by a sealed indenture of which he shows one part in court, demised at farm to a certain Thomas Faceby her manor of 'Berkyngcleye' [Clayhall in Ilford], Essex, excepting certain rents and lands held by John Smalwell near Barking of the gift of Joan, to hold for three years from that date, rendering 10m per year in four equal payments, and paying all expenses for repairs and taxes. TF was not to cut down trees except to make necessary repairs to the buildings, or commit waste without licence, and was to return the property in the same condition as he received it, or better. And if the rent was ever in arrears, Joan may enter the property and distrain goods to the equivalent sum. Alongside this, RL and TF were to be bound to Joan in this 10m, under the condition that if TF paid this annual farm, and followed the conditions of the demise, then the bond would be cancelled. He states that TF has paid this farm in full and on time, and held to the stated conditions.

Pleading: William and Joan, protesting that TF did not hold to all the conditions of the demise, state that the plea should continue, since although TF was not to cut down growing trees except for making repairs, he cut down and sold 8 oak trees and 12 elm trees beyond what were needed for repairs.

Pleading: RL states that he cut down one of these elms, taking the large timber as ploughbote and cartbote, and the branches as firebote, as seemed reasonable. And he says that he did not cut down the other 11 elms nor the oaks as claimed by the plaintiffs.

Pleading: The plaintiffs state the TF cut down and sold all 12 elms and the oaks, as claimed. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Essex to have jury of this manor here at quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Rental Agreement Clayhall < Essex < England (initial) 24/06/1421
(due) < Michaelmas
(due) < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
(due) < Easter
(due) < Christmas
Bond London < England (initial) 20/06/1421
(due) 29/09/1421 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Joan Chambir alias Joan Creek (f) London < England Plaintiff
John Chambir (m) dec. Citizen Vintner (lately of) London < England Other
John Smalwell (m) Barking < Essex < England Other
Richard Lethom (m) Parson Rayne [church] Rayne < Essex < England Defendant
Thomas Faceby (m) Citizen Courser London < England Other
William Creek (m) Citizen London < England Plaintiff
William Gilderigge (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 311d

Term: Hilary 1424
County: Surrey
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Abduction; Taking of goods

Pleading: Edmund Chymbeham states that in Southwark on 1 December 1417, John Essex forcibly took and carried away a certain chest, sealed with his seal and containing various muniments, and also abducted John Rudvill, his servant, so that he was without his services for half a year. This was against the peace, and to his damage of £100.

Pleading: JE denies responsibility for this trespass as claimed. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Abduction
Taking of Goods
Southwark < Surrey < England (initial) 01/12/1417
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edmund Chymbeham (m) Plaintiff
John Essex (m) Cordwainer London < England Defendant
John Rudvill (m) Servant Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 319d

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: William Donne states that on the Monday before Christmas in the [omitted] year of the reign of Henry V, Agnes Frognale forcibly broke his close and house in London, and carried off goods and chattels to the value of 100s, namely 8 pieces of linen, 4 tablecloths, 3 towels, one piece of silver, one mazer, 6 spoons and other utensils, and a chest containing various documents, against the peace and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: AF granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter, with assent of WD.

Postea text: 5 further licences to imparl, to octave of Michaelmas 1425

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
St Martin Orgar < Bridge Ward < London < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Agnes Frognale (f) Widow Newington < Kent < England Defendant
William Donne (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 430

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Assault

Pleading: John Goldfynch states that on 5 April 1423, John Cook forcibly assaulted him at Warnham, against the peace and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: JC denies responsibility for this trespass. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff of Sussex to have jury here at quindene of Easter. Pledges named.

Postea text: 2 posteas, to octave of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault Warnham < Sussex < England (initial) 05/04/1423
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Cook (m) Chaplain London < England Defendant
John Derby (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Goldfynch (m) Plaintiff
John Nelond (m) Gentleman East Grinstead < Sussex < England Surety for defendant
Richard Bamme (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Goxhill (m) Yeoman East Grinstead < Sussex < England Surety for defendant
Robert Claypole (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 430

Term: Hilary 1424
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Debt

Pleading: John Mortemer states that on 24 June 1419 he was retained by John atte Lye, to serve as a hosteller, for two years, at a salary of 4m for this entire period. He has been paid 8s 4d of this sum, but neither Lye nor Alice, his executor, have paid the remaining 45s, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: Thomas Hachet and Alice, his wife, executor of John atte Lye, say they have not detained this 45s or any money from JM, as he claims. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Easter.

Postea text: Process continued, jurors in respite to quindene of Hilary 1426. Parties came, jury said that defendants did not detain this or any money from JM as he claimed. JM amerced for false claim, TH and AH quit of the debt, and sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 24/06/1419
(due) 24/06/1421 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Adam Stoure (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Alice Hachet (f) Westminster < Middlesex < England Defendant, Executor
John atte Lye (m) dec. Westminster < Middlesex < England Testator
John Mortemer (m) London < England Plaintiff
John Wynryssh (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Hachet (m) Cook Westminster < Middlesex < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 430d

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Exetre states that on 12 March 1422, Richard Ennok made bond with him in 10m, but has not paid, to his damage of 10m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: RE granted licence to imparl to Easter 3 weeks.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Colechurch < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 12/03/1421
(due) 04/04/1423 < Easter
(due) 29/09/1423 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Campyon (m) Attorney of defendant
John Exetre (m) Clerk Plaintiff
Richard Ennok (m) Husbandman Avon Dassett < Warwickshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 430d

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Breach of Statute; Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: William Hert states that on 25 October 1423, he retained John Pyers to serve him as a cordwainer from 1 November 1423 for one year. However, within this term, on 21 November 1423, JP left his service without good cause or licence, in contempt of the king, in breach of the ordinance (Statute of Labourers) and to his damage of 10m.

Pleading: JP states that he was never retained by WH as claimed. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Easter. Pledges for defendant named.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 25/10/1423
(due) 01/11/1424 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Derby (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Hamond (m) Cordwainer London < England Surety for defendant
John Pyers (m) Cordwainer London < England Defendant
William Baker (m) Hosteler London < England Surety for defendant
William Farnham (m) Spurrier London < England Surety for defendant
William Hert (m) Plaintiff
William Jolyf (m) Mercer London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 453d

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Damages awarded: 12s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Fylkes states that on 30 April 1421, Richard Chaundeler made two bonds with him, each in £6 13s 4d (a total of 20m), but has not paid, to his damage of £20

Pleading: RC admits that he owes this 20m as claimed by TF. Order that TF recover the debt, and 12s damages for the detention. RC amerced,

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Michael le Querne < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 30/04/1421
(due) 25/05/1421
Bond St Michael le Querne < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 30/04/1421
(due) 24/08/1421 < St Bartholomew
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Chaundeler (m) Carrier Oxford < Oxfordshire < England Defendant
Thomas Fylkes (m) Citizen Pewterer London < England Plaintiff
William Richard (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 456d

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Detention of goods

Pleading: Richard Pereman is amerced for many defaults. The plaintiffs state that on 27 September 1423, RP forcibly arrested their horse and other goods (two cattle hides) without reasonable cause, and kept them until they made a fine of 40s. This was against the peace, and to their damage of 100s.

Pleading: RP granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter, with assent of plaintiffs.

Postea text: 4 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Easter 1425.

Events
Type Place Date
Arrest St Nicholas Shambles < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 27/09/1423
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Henkyn (m) Plaintiff
Richard Clerk (m) Plaintiff
Richard Pereman (m) Yeoman London < England Defendant
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Hayward (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Laurence (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 457

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Loan

Pleading: John Basset states that on 6 February 1420 Thomas Bevyle borrowed 100s from him, but has not re-paid this, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: TB states that he does not owe this or any money as claimed. He asks to wager his law immediately, and this is granted. JB to take nothing for his writ, but is amerced for false claim. TB sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 06/02/1420
(due) 29/09/1420 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Basset (m) Tehidy < Cornwall < England Plaintiff
Richard Penpons (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Bevyle (m) Gentleman St Keverne < Cornwall < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 457d

Term: Hilary 1424
County: Hertfordshire
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Assault; Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: Gilbert Pere and John Gillowe amerced for many defaults. Nicholas atte Pounde states that on 23 August 1423, the nine defendants forcibly broke his close and house at Bayford, assaulted him and carried off goods and chattels worth £10, namely 12 quarters of grain, 12 carts of hay, a dagger and an axe, and committed other enormities against the peace, and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: The defendants are granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter, with assent of NP.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Bayford < Hertfordshire < England (initial) 23/08/1423
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Gilbert Bowellys (m) Carpenter Bayford < Hertfordshire < England Defendant
Gilbert Pere (m) Husbandman Bayford < Hertfordshire < England Defendant
John Burton (m) Tailor Bayford < Hertfordshire < England Defendant
John Carpenter (m) Bailiff Hertford < Hertfordshire < England Defendant
John Gillowe (m) Yeoman Hertford < Hertfordshire < England Defendant
Nicholas atte Pounde (m) London < England Plaintiff
Robert West (m) Carpenter Bayford < Hertfordshire < England Defendant
Thomas atte Style (m) Collier Cheshunt < Hertfordshire < England Defendant
Thomas Flaunstede (m) Collier Cheshunt < Hertfordshire < England Defendant
Thomas Maleman (m) Yeoman Bayford < Hertfordshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 474d

Term: Hilary 1424
County: Kent
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Assault; Housebreaking; Trespass (chattels)

Pleading: Clement Culter states that on 25 May 1423, James Fox forcibly broke his close at Detling and assaulted him, and on 26 July 1423, he cut down and destroyed his crops, namely wheat, barley and oats, and his grass, to a value of 100s. This was against the peace, and to his damage of 20m.

Pleading: JF denies responsibility for these trespasses. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Destruction of Chattels Detling < Kent < England (initial) 26/07/1423
Assault
House-breaking
Detling < Kent < England (initial) 24/05/1423
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Clement Culter (m) Plaintiff
James Fox (m) Tiler London < England Defendant
John Pusey (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Adam (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 483

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: 100m
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: Agatha Pitman states that on 29 August 1421 she delivered various chattels to John Pateswyk, namely 18 sheets each measuring 4 yards by 3 yards, 18 bolsters, 18 large mattresses, 18 pairs of blankets, 36 pairs of linen sheets and one linen sheet called a 'headsheet', to a value of £40, all for safe-keeping, to be returned on request. However JP refuses to return them, to her damage of 100m.

Pleading: JP granted licence to imparl to Easter 3 weeks.

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl, to octave of Michaelmas 1424.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Benet Sherehog < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 29/08/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Agatha Pitman (f) Plaintiff
John Pateswyk (m) Grocer London < England Defendant
John Pitman (m) dec. Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 483

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: 100m
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: Agatha Pitman states that on 29 August 1421 she delivered various chattels to John Pateswyk, namely 36 down pillows, 18 bed coverlets with 18 testers, 9 mattresses and 9 large quilts, to a value of £40, all for safe-keeping, to be returned on request. However JP refuses to return them, to her damage of 100m.

Pleading: JP granted licence to imparl to Easter 3 weeks.

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl, to octave of Michaelmas 1424.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Benet Sherehog < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 29/08/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Agatha Pitman (f) Plaintiff
John Pateswyke (m) Grocer London < England Defendant
John Pitman (m) dec. Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 483

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: 100m
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: Agatha Pytman states that on 29 August 1421 she delivered 20 pairs of sheets of Rennes linen, worth £40, to John Pateswyk for safe-keeping, to be returned on request. However JP refuses to return them, to her damage of 100m.

Pleading: JP granted licence to imparl to Easter 3 weeks.

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl, to octave of Michaelmas 1424.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Benet Sherehog < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 29/08/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Agatha Pytman (f) Plaintiff
John Pateswyk (m) Grocer London < England Defendant
John Pytman (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 483d

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: Alice Potnam states that on 22 June 1423, Geoffrey and Sarah Possewell forcibly broke her close at Chesham and carried off six carts of hay worth 40s, against the peace and to her damage of 100s.

Pleading: GP and SP granted licence to imparl to Easter 3 weeks. Pledged named.

Postea text: 3 further licences to imparl, to octave of Hilary 1425.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Chesham < Buckinghamshire < England (initial) 22/06/1423
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Adam Vyvyan (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Alice Potnam (f) Chesham < Buckinghamshire < England Plaintiff
Geoffrey Possewell (m) Fuller London < England Defendant
John Mountagu (m) Fuller London < England Surety for defendant
Nicholas Waltyr (m) Fuller London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Kendale (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Sarah Possewell (f) London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 483d

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: 100m
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: John Page is amerced for many defaults. Agatha Pytman states that on 1 August 1421, she delivered to John Page for safe-keeping a document which recorded that John Pateswyk was bound to her in £58. This was to be returned to her on request, but he has refused to return it, to her damage of 100m.

Pleading: John Page states that he does not detain this bond, as claimed by Agatha. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at Easter 3 weeks.

Postea text: 2 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to Michaelmas 3 weeks.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Mary Colechurch < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 01/08/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Agatha Pytman (f) Plaintiff
John Page (m) Ironmonger London < England Defendant
John Pateswyk (m) Grocer London < England Debtor
John Pytman (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 484

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Bond; Sale of goods

Pleading: Richard Lynne states that on 8 December 1422, Thomas Kyrkeby made bond with him in 18s, payable at the quindene of Easter next, and also, on the same day, bought from him 11 yards of blue woollen cloth for 22s, payable on request, but he has not paid this total of 40s, to his damage of 40s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: TB states that, regarding the 18s bond, this bond was not of his making. And regarding the 22s debt, he says that he does not owe this or any money to RL. Both parties place themselves on the country on both issues. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Easter. Bond to remain in custody of Robert Darcy, chief clerk.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Mary Abchurch < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 08/12/1422
Bond St Mary Abchurch < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 08/12/1422
(due) 18/04/1423
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Richard Lynne (m) Citizen London < England Plaintiff
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Common Pleas [court] Official
Thomas Kyrkeby (m) Gentleman Middlesex < St Giles without Cripplegate < England Defendant
William Kyrkeby (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 484

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John Botelere states that on 22 July 1420, John Cressy bought from him 21 pieces of Flemish linen cloth and one bale of fustian for £22 7s 8d, payable on request, but JC has not paid, to his damage of 20m.

Pleading: JC granted licence to imparl to Easter one month. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Mary Magdalen, Milk Street < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 22/07/1420
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Botelere (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
John Breton (m) Gentleman Coventry < Warwickshire < England Surety for defendant
John Campyon (m) Gentleman Gaydon < Warwickshire < England Surety for defendant
John Cressy (m) Chapman Coventry < Warwickshire < England Defendant
John Rody (m) Attorney Warwick < Warwickshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Bernewell (m) Chapman Warwick < Warwickshire < England Surety for defendant
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 484d

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John Botillere states that on 29 July 1421, Thomas Bernewell bought from him 17 pieces of woollen cloth called 'Flemish cloth' and 30 pieces of buckram for £20, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of 20m.

Pleading: TB granted licence to imparl to Easter one month. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Mary Magdalen, Milk Street < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 29/07/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Botillere jnr (m) Citizen Merchant London < England Plaintiff
John Breton (m) Gentleman Coventry < Warwickshire < England Surety for defendant
John Campyon (m) Gentleman 'Beydon' < Warwickshire < England Surety for defendant
John Cressy (m) Chapman Coventry < Warwickshire < England Surety for defendant
John Rody (m) Attorney Warwick < Warwickshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Bernewell (m) Chapman Warwick < Warwickshire < England Defendant
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 489

Term: Hilary 1424
County: Surrey
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Breach of Statute; Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: William Markby states that on 30 June 1421 he retained Thomas Blake to serve him as a ploughman from 24 June 1421 for one year, but within that term, on 18 November 1421, he left this service without licence or good reason, in contempt of the king, contrary to the ordinance (Statute of Labourers) and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: TB granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter. Pledges named.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl to octave of Trinity.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract Epsom < Surrey < England (initial) 30/06/1421
(due) 24/06/1422 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Cheseman (m) Husbandman Deptford < Kent < England Surety for defendant
John Hipperon (m) Guildford < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Blake (m) Labourer Epsom < Surrey < England Defendant
Thomas Seton (m) Gentleman Ashtead < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
William Dyrdan (m) Husbandman Epsom < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
William Markby (m) London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 492d

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Taking of goods

Pleading: William Escourt states that on 22 June 1422, John Homelby forcibly took and carried off 20 spoons, one bowl, one ewer and other household utensils, to a value of 6m, against the peace and to his damage of 20m.

Pleading: JH denies responsibility for this trespass as claimed by WE. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at Easter three weeks. Pledges named.

Postea text: 3 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Easter 1425.

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 22/06/1422
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Stampe (m) Gentleman Layer Breton < Essex < England Surety for defendant
John Coupere (m) Gentleman Maldon < Essex < England Surety for defendant
John Humbilby alias John Hombelby (m) Husbandman Bradwell < Essex < England Defendant
Richard Galon (m) Gentleman Maldon < Essex < England Surety for defendant
Richard Skylfull (m) Gentleman Halstead < Essex < England Surety for defendant
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Escourt (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 495

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: William Yorke states that on 7 December 1418, Rose, while a single woman, made four bonds with him, each in 20s, each payable at Easter in the following four years. However, she has not paid this £4, to his damage of 20m. He shows the bonds in court.

Pleading: John and Rose Bedell state that they should not be bound, as at the time of the bond Rose was imprisoned by the plaintiff and his associates at Southwark, and was forced to make the bond under duress.

Pleading: WY denies this, stating that at the time of the bond RB was not imprisoned, and made the bond freely and not under any duress. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Surrey to have jury of Southwark here at Easter three weeks.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to Easter five weeks 1427. Parties come, jury state that at the time of the bond Rose was imprisoned by WY and others as she claimed, and made the bond under duress. WY to take nothing for his writ, but amerced for false claim, JB and RB sent without day, quit of this debt.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Martin Ludgate < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 07/12/1418
(due) 07/04/1420 < Easter
Bond St Martin Ludgate < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 07/12/1418
(due) 12/04/1422 < Easter
Bond St Martin Ludgate < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 07/12/1418
(due) 16/04/1419 < Easter
Bond St Martin Ludgate < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 07/12/1418
(due) 23/03/1421 < Easter
Imprisonment Southwark < Surrey < England (initial) 07/12/1418
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bedell (m) Carpenter Southwark < Surrey < England Defendant
Robert Threlkeld (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Rose Power alias Rose Bedell (f) London < England alias Southwark < Surrey < England Defendant
William Yorke (m) Citizen Skinner London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 495d

Term: Hilary 1424
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: John and Margery Southcote state that on 19 January 1411, Margery, when a single woman, delivered to Joan Bodham a gold rosary and a gold necklace, worth 12m, for safe keeping. Joan later died, and on 22 May 1421, at Hillingdon, these goods came into the possession of the executors, Richard George and John Walyssh. However, they have refused to return them, to the damage of the plaintiffs of £20.

Pleading: RG and JW granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping Hillingdon < Middlesex < England (initial) 19/01/1411
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Joan Bodham (f) dec. London < England Testator
John Burbache (m) Attorney of defendant
John Forde (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Southcote (m) Esquire Plaintiff
John Walyssh (m) Goldsmith London < England Defendant, Executor
Margery Southcote (f) Plaintiff
Richard George (m) Goldsmith London < England Defendant, Executor
Simon Bodham (m) Citizen Vintner London < England Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 497

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Peynere states that on 3 October 1419, Richard Edmund made bond with him in £5, and on 9 October 1419 he made another bond in another £5, both due at Easter 1420, but he has not paid either, to his damage of £20. He shows the bonds in court.

Pleading: RE granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter. Pledges named.

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl, to octave of Michaelmas 1424.

Case notes: Sections of this pleading are missing from the right edge.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 09/10/1419
(due) 07/04/1420 < Easter
Bond London < England (initial) 03/10/1419
(due) 07/04/1420 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Parker (m) Yeoman Toddington < Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant
John Kneseworth (m) Gentleman Kneesworth < Cambridgeshire < England Surety for defendant
John Knottyng (m) Gentleman Knotting < Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant
John Loughton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Edmond alias Richard Edmund (m) Yeoman Pattishall < Northamptonshire < England Defendant
Thomas Peynere (m) Plaintiff
Warin Ingrith (m) Gentleman Meldreth < Cambridgeshire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 497d

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Loan; Sale of goods

Pleading: John Burton states that on 17 May 1420 John Pollard bought two pieces of buckram from him for 18s, and also borrowed 22s from him, all payable at Michaelmas next, but he has not paid this total of 40s, to his damage of 10m.

Pleading: JP granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Mary le Bow < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 17/05/1420
(due) 29/09/1420 < Michaelmas
Loan St Mary le Bow < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 17/05/1420
(due) 29/09/1420 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Burton (m) Mercer London < England Plaintiff
John Loughton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Pollard (m) Yeoman Harwich < Essex < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/652, rot. 505d

Term: Hilary 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Sydyngbourne states that on 3 October 1418 Thomas Godwot made bond with him in 10m, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: TG granted licence to imparl to Easter three weeks.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl, to octave of St John the Baptist 1424.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 03/10/1418
(due) 25/12/1418 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Sokelyng alias John Sydyngbourne (m) Citizen London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Adam (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Godwot (m) Husbandman Borden < Kent < England Defendant