CP40/653
Easter term 1424

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'CP40/653: Easter term 1424', Court of common pleas: The National Archives, CP40: 1399-1500 (2010). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=118079 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 104
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 104
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 104d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 108
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 109
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 109d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 110d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 113d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 115
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 115
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 115d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 124
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 149
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 268
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 268d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 301
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 303d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 307
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 307d
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 104

Term: Easter 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £100
Damages awarded: 40s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Cavendyssh amerced for many defaults. Rose Barnet and Thomas Picot, executors of Thomas Barnet alias Hoddesdon, state that on 20 December 1409 John Cavendyssh made bond with TB in 100m, but has not paid him or his executors, to their damage of £100. They show the bond in court, and the will of TB by which they have executry.

Pleading: JC granted licence to imparl to octave of Trinity.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl, to octave of Michaelmas 1424.

Postea text: JC admits the validity of the bond. Order that the executors recover the debt, and damages assessed at 40s. JC amerced. Executors remit the damages.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 20/12/1409
(due) 29/09/1410 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Cavendyssh (m) Citizen Embroiderer London < England Defendant
John Shenefeld (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Rose Barnet (f) Executor, Plaintiff
Thomas Hoddesdon alias Thomas Barnet (m) Horsmonden < Kent < England Other
Thomas Picot (m) Hoddesdon < Hertfordshire < England Executor, Plaintiff
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 104

Term: Easter 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £100
Damages awarded: 40s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Brewer amerced for many defaults. Rose Barnet and Thomas Picot, executors of Thomas Barnet alias Hoddesdon, state that on 20 December 1409, William Brewer made bond with TB in 100m, but has not paid him or his executors, to their damage of £100. They show the bond in court, and the will of TB by which they have executry.

Pleading: WC granted licence to imparl to octave of Trinity.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl, to octave of Michaelmas 1424.

Postea text: WC admits the validity of the bond. Ordered that the executors recover the debt, and damages assessed at 40s. WC amerced. Executors remit the damages.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 20/12/1409
(due) 29/09/1410 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Shenefeld (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Rose Barnet (f) Executor, Plaintiff
Thomas Hoddesdon alias Thomas Barnet (m) Horsmonden < Kent < England Other
Thomas Picot (m) Hoddesdon < Hertfordshire < England Executor, Plaintiff
William Crane (m) Citizen Brewer London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 104d

Term: Easter 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: £10
Damages awarded: 26s 8d
Costs: 6d 8d
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: Andrew atte Kirke states that Roger Haynes was his bailiff for a messuage in St Giles without Cripplegate, London, from 2 February 1420 to 24 June 1423, during which time he had care and administration of tithes, oblations, obventions and other emoluments pertaining to his vicarage. Later, on 10 August 1423, he accounted before John Thorlethorp and John Walsshe, auditors, and was found to be in arrears by £11 5s 10½d, but has not paid this, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: RH states that he should not owe this debt, since he never rendered account before these auditors as claimed by AK.

Pleading: AK repeats that the account was heard before these auditors as stated. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Trinity next.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to morrow of Martinmas 1424 nisi prius they come before William Babyngton, chief justice of the Bench, at St Martin le Grand on Friday after All Saints (3 November) 1424. On that day, parties came, record sent that on that day parties came before WB and John Drayton, jurors say that the account was rendered as claimed by AK, and assign damages of 6s 8d, and costs of 20s. AK asks that the justices increase this, and they increase this by a further 6s 8d, making a total of 33s 4d. RH also amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Giles without Cripplegate < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 02/02/1420
(due) 24/06/1423
Accounting St Giles without Cripplegate < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 10/08/1423
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Andrew atte Kirke (m) Vicar St Giles Without Cripplegate [church] London < St Giles without Cripplegate < England Plaintiff
John Drayton (m) Justice
John Thorlethorp (m) Auditor
John Walsshe (m) Auditor
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Roger Haynes (m) Chaplain Stratford at Bow < Middlesex < England Defendant
Thomas Marchall (m) Attorney of defendant
William Babyngton (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 108

Term: Easter 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. JL shows the bond in court, and says that it was made in the parish of St James Garlickhithe [ward omitted].

Pleading: John and Alice Westone state that on the date of JL's original writ, AW had already made full administration of all the goods and chattels which were formerly of RB.

Pleading: JL states that on the date of his original writ, 24 October 1423, the defendants still had administration of goods of RB sufficient to cover this debt, namely at Mitcham in Surrey. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Surrey to have jury of Mitcham here at quindene of Trinity.

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
William Armeston (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 109

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

Pleading: John Wellys states that on 21 June 1407, Thomas Barton made three bonds with him, two in 20s and the third in 23s 4d, but he has not paid this 63s 4d, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bonds in court.

Pleading: TB states that he should not be bound to this debt, as at the time of the bond he was imprisoned by JW and his associates at Colnbrook in Buckinghamshire, and detained there until he made the bond under duress.

Pleading: JW denies this, stating that at the time of the bond TB was not imprisoned, and made the bond freely and not under any duress. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Buckinghamshire to have jury of Colnbrook here at octave of Trinity. Pledges named.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 21/06/1407
(due) 25/12/1407 < Christmas
Bond St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 21/06/1407
(due) 15/04/1408 < Easter
Imprisonment Colnbrook < Buckinghamshire < England (initial) 21/06/1407
Bond St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 21/06/1407
(due) 29/09/1407 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Clement Bisshop (m) Brewer London < England Surety for defendant
John Barughby (m) Esquire London < England Surety for defendant
John Dole (m) Yeoman Southwark < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
John Wellys (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Roger Oberton (m) Hosteler London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Barton (m) Esquire Tring < Hertfordshire < England Defendant
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 109d

Term: Easter 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment; Loan

Pleading: William Sampson states that on 18 March 1421 [recte 1420?] John Boston made bond with him in 24s 4d, and also on 6 October 1420 he borrowed 15s 8d from him, but has not paid either debt, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JB states that he does not owe the debt of 15s 8d as claimed by WS. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Trinity. And concerning the bond of 24s 4d, JB states that he should not be bound to this debt, as at the time of the bond he was imprisoned by WS and his associates at Westminster, and detained there until he made the bond under duress.

Pleading: WS 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 of Westminster here at quindene of Trinity.

Postea text: 3 posteas, to octave of Hilary 1425.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 06/10/1420
(due) 02/02/1421 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Bond St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 18/03/1421
(due) 29/09/1421 < Michaelmas
Imprisonment Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 18/03/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Boston (m) Citizen Hosteler (lately of) London < England Defendant
Roger Poghden (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Adam (m) Attorney of defendant
William Sampson (m) Citizen Fishmonger London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 110d

Term: Easter 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 from him two pieces of buckram for 18s, and also borrowed from him 22s, but has not paid either debt, to his damage of 10m.

Pleading: JP states that he does not owe this or any money to JB, as claimed. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Trinity.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Mary le Bow < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 17/05/1420
(due) 29/09/1420 < Michaelmas
Sale of Goods St Mary le Bow < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 17/05/1420
(due) 29/09/1420 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Adam Stoure (m) Attorney of defendant
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 40/653, rot. 113d

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

Pleading: Katherine Palmere states that at Michaelmas 1414 she delivered to Ellen Boteler, when a single woman, various goods for safe-keeping, namely 12 silver spoons weighing 18oz, 6 silver spoons weighing 4½oz, and two mazers bound with silver with bosses in the base of each and one bearing a rim decorated with three lions, weighing 10oz. These were to be returned on demand, but EB refused to return them, to her damage of £20.

Pleading: EB states that she has not detained these goods from KP as she claims, or any part of them. Ordered to wager law at octave of Trinity, compurgators named.

Postea text: EB makes essoin, to octave of Michaelmas.

Postea text: EB did not come. KP to recover the chattels from EB, or their value, and damages of 20s. EB amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 29/09/1414
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Ellen Boteler (f) Widow London < England Defendant
John Bates (m) Oxfordshire < England Surety of law (compurgator)
Katherine Palmere (f) Plaintiff
Robert Boteler (m) London < England Other
William Shelfeld (m) Staffordshire < England Surety of law (compurgator)

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 115

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

Pleading: Bartholomew Brokesby states that on 20 February 1423, John Swone made bond with him in £14, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JS asks to hear the bond and endorsement, and these are read out in court. The endorsement states that the bond should be cancelled if John Durant and John Bregge bring or send JS before BB at St Paul's, London, before Michaelmas 1423. JS then states that he appeared before BB as required, and therefore the bond is void.

Pleading: BB states that JD and JB did not bring JS before him at St Paul's before Michaelmas as claimed, as required by the endorsement. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Trinity. Pledges named.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, sicut prius to morrow of All Souls.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 20/02/1423
(due) 29/09/1423 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Bartholomew Brokesby (m) Esquire Plaintiff
John Bregge (m) Other
John Durant (m) Other
John Hoigges (m) Gentleman Frittenden < Kent < England Surety for defendant
John Jay (m) Gentleman Kent < England Surety for defendant
John Litelwode (m) Gentleman Chislet < Kent < England Surety for defendant
John Swone (m) Husbandman Brasted < Kent < England Defendant
William Walter (m) Gentleman Goudhurst < Kent < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 115

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

Pleading: Bartholomew Brokesby states that on 20 February 1423, John Durant made bond with him in £14, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JD asks to hear the bond and endorsement, and these are read out in court. The endorsement states that the bond should be cancelled if JD and John Bregge bring or send John Swone before BB at St Paul's, London, before Michaelmas 1423. JD then states that he and JB brought JS before BB as required, and therefore the bond is void.

Pleading: BB states that JD and JB did not bring JS before him at St Paul's before Michaelmas as claimed, as required by the endorsement. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Trinity. Pledges named.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, sicut prius to morrow of All Souls.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 20/02/1423
(due) 29/09/1423 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Bartholomew Brokesby (m) Esquire Plaintiff
John Bregge (m) Other
John Durant (m) Husbandman 'Saundresch' < Kent < England Defendant
John Hoigges (m) Gentleman Frittenden < Kent < England Surety for defendant
John Jay (m) Gentleman Kent < England Surety for defendant
John Litelwode (m) Gentleman Chislet < Kent < England Surety for defendant
John Swone (m) Other
William Walter (m) Gentleman Goudhurst < Kent < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 115d

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

Pleading: Bartholomew Brokesby states that on 20 February 1423, John Bregge made bond with him in £14, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JB asks to hear the bond and endorsement, and these are read out in court. The endorsement states that the bond should be cancelled if John Durant and JB bring or send John Swone before BB at St Paul's, London, before Michaelmas 1423. JB then states that he and JD brought JS before BB as required, and therefore the bond is void.

Pleading: BB states that JD and JB did not bring JS before him at St Paul's before Michaelmas as claimed, as required by the endorsement. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Trinity.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, sicut prius to morrow of All Souls.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 20/02/1423
(due) 29/09/1423 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Bartholomew Brokesby (m) Esquire Plaintiff
John Bregge (m) Husbandman Brasted < Kent < England Defendant
John Durant (m) Other
John Swone (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 124

Term: Easter 1424
County: Kent
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £30
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: Richard Shirfeld states that on 6 May 1422, and at various times between then and 19 December 1423, John and Anne Snypston and John Ricard forcibly broke his close and houses at Penshurst and Chiddingstone and cut down 20 oak trees and 10 carts of underwood, cut his grass and took 40 carts of hay, all to a value of £20, and depasturing his animals. This was all against the peace, and to his damage of £30.

Pleading: Defendants granted licence to imparl to octave of Trinity, with assent of RS. Pledges named for JR.

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl, to octave of Hilary 1425.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Chiddingstone < Kent < England (initial) 06/05/1422
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Penshurst < Kent < England (initial) 06/05/1422
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Anne Snypston (f) London < England Defendant
John Ricard (m) Miller Chiddingstone < Kent < England Defendant
John Snypston (m) Vintner London < England Defendant, Surety for defendant
Richard Jay (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Lyversegge (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Shirfeld (m) Plaintiff
Simon Sewale (m) Taverner Westminster < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
William Fenyngham (m) Gentleman Waldron < Sussex < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 149

Term: Easter 1424
County: Surrey
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Bond; Loan

Pleading: William Render states that on 3 November 1422, William Kywe made bond with him in £9, and also borrowed 20s from him, payable on request, but he has not paid either debt, to his damage of 10m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: WK states that the bond of £9 was not of his making, and that he does not owe the debt of 20s, or any money as claimed. Both parties place themselves on the country for both debts. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Trinity. Bond to remain in the custody of Robert Darcy, king's clerk, for safe-keeping.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Southwark < Surrey < England (initial) 03/11/1422
(due) 21/12/1422 < St Thomas the Apostle
Loan Southwark < Surrey < England (initial) 03/11/1422
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Official
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Kywe (m) Soap-maker Southwark < Surrey < England Defendant
William Render (m) Citizen London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 268

Term: Easter 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Loan; Sale of goods

Pleading: John Lughtburgh states that on 8 January 1424, John Feelde bought from him 20 cartloads of thorns ('spinarum'), for 14s, and also borrowed a further 26s, but has not paid either debt, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: JF states that he does not owe JL this 40s, or any money as claimed. JF ordered to wager his law at quindene of Trinity. Compurgators named.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Andrew Holborn < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 08/01/1424
(due) 02/02/1424 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Sale of Goods St Andrew Holborn < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 08/01/1424
(due) 02/02/1424 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Feelde (m) Labourer London < England Defendant
John Lughtburgh (m) Plaintiff
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Marchall (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Marche (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Walter Savage (m) Surety of law (compurgator)

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 268d

Term: Easter 1424
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Loan; Taking of goods

Pleading: Katherine Welles states that on 27 March 1423, William and Joan Wright forcibly took goods from her, namely 1½lb of silk called 'raw silk', a brass bowl and other household utensils, to a value of 100s, against the peace and to her damage of £10.

Pleading: WW and JW deny force and arms and acting against the king's peace, and the whole trespass except the taking of the silk as claimed. Both parties place themselves on the country. And regarding the silk, they state that on that same day, KW borrowed 7s 8d from JW, when she was a single woman, and gave the silk to JW as surety for the loan.

Pleading: KW denies this claim, repeating that WW and JW took the silk from her by force.

Pleading: WW and JW repeat that the silk was given to JW as surety for this loan. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Trinity. Pledges named.

Postea text: 3 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Michaelmas 1425.

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 27/03/1423
Loan St Michael le Querne < Farringdon Ward Within < 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 40/653, rot. 301

Term: Easter 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £200
Case type: Bond; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: John Somer and Joan Erythe, executors of Henry Trewyn, and John Erythe, husband of Joan, state that on 25 April 1408, by a certain indenture made between Margaret, widow of Nicholas Sharneffeld, and John Gerveys on the one part, and Henry Trewyn junior and Thomas Remys on the other, it was shown that, for £100 paid by HT to MS, JG granted to HT and TR and their heirs, etc., his manor of Woolwich in Kent, with all appurtenances, as formerly held by John, son of Nicholas Horn and William Pruyn in Woolwich, Greenwich and elsewhere, as well as lands acquired by exchange by JH from Thomas, son of Jocelin Osberne, except certain lands and marshes of the manor in Plumstead. MS then released and quitclaimed all her claims in this manor to HT and JR, and delivered to HT certain documents relating to the manor and lands, as specified in a schedule, annexed to the agreement. And TR and HT also promised in this indenture that if MS should wish to recover her dues within 3 years after the indenture, then MS should repay the £100 to HT, and all costs of taxes and expenses, and she shall have restoration, along with all the charters and muniments. And for the greater security of the enfeoffment, HT made bond with MS in 200m, payable should HT and TR refuse to return the lands. Finally, it was agreed that HT and TR should not fell any growing trees except at the proper times. And if MS default in payment of the £100, then she agreed to hand over all other muniments not previously delivered, and even make fine in the common bench. And MS and JG also entered into a bond with HT and TR in 200m to abide by these terms, payable should she infringe these terms. The executors state that HT and TR were always willing to abide by these terms, but MS broke them, by which HT and TR were entitled to the 200m, but she would not pay, to their damage of £200. They show in court the part of the indenture sealed by MS and JG, and the will of HT, by which they have executry.

Pleading: MS granted licence to imparl to octave of Trinity.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl, to octave of Michaelmas.

Case notes: Complicated rental agreement.

Events
Type Place Date
Rental Agreement St Michael Cornhill < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 25/04/1408
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Trewyn jnr alias Henry Terwyn (m) dec. Testator
Joan Erythe (f) Executor, Plaintiff
Jocelin Osberne (m) Other
John Erythe (m) Plaintiff
John Gerveys (m) Esquire Cornwall < England Other
John Horn (m) dec. Citizen (lately of) London < England Other
John Somer (m) Executor, Plaintiff
Margaret Sharneffeld (f) Gentlewoman Westminster < Middlesex < England Defendant
Nicholas Horn (m) Other
Nicholas Sharneffeld (m) dec. Knight Westminster < Middlesex < England Other
Robert Mildenhale (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Osberne (m) Other
Thomas Remys (m) dec. Other
William Pruyn (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 303d

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

Pleading: Robert Tatersall states that on 1 January 1422, John Lannoy made bond with him in £22, but has not paid, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JL granted licence to imparl to octave of Trinity.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Swithin London Stone < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 01/01/1422
(due) 12/04/1422 < Easter
(due) 25/12/1422 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Lannoy (m) Esquire Cloford < Somerset < England Defendant
Robert Mildenhale (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Tatersall (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
William Drewe (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 307

Term: Easter 1424
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Assault; Debt; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Peter atte Vyne states that on 25 October 1423, William Giles and John Senare forcibly inflicted such great injuries on four of his tenants, namely Hore, Creke, Wever and Bateman, and committed such other crimes that the tenants each left the tenancy of their messuage (three of whom paid 5s per year, with WW paying 10s per year), leaving the properties empty from 25 October 1423 until the date of his original writ, 20 December 1423. This was against the peace, and to his damage of £40.

Pleading: WG and JS deny responsibility for this trespass. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Trinity.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault St Margaret Pattens < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 25/10/1423
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Joan Bateman (f) Other
John Senare (m) Chaplain London < England Defendant
Peter atte Vyne (m) Plaintiff
Philip Hore (m) Other
Richard Creke (m) Weaver Other
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Giles (m) Parson St Margaret Pattens [church] London < St Margaret Pattens < England Defendant
William Wever (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 307d

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

Pleading: John Botiller states that on 29 July 1421, Thomas Bernewell bought from him 18 pieces of linen cloth called 'Flemish cloth' and 30 pieces of buckram for £20, payable on request, but he has not paid, to his damage of 20m.

Pleading: TB states that he has always been prepared to pay JB 42s of this debt, and offers to pay in court. JB accepts payment, and TB is quit of this 42s. Regarding the other £17 18s, TB states that he does not owe JB this or any money as claimed. Ordered to wager his law, which he does immediately. JB in mercy for false claim. TB quit.

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 Botiller (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Bernewell (m) Chapman Warwick < Warwickshire < England Defendant
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 308

Term: Easter 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £1000
Case type: Bond; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: The plaintiffs state that on 8 December 1420 they demised at farm to Robert de Bodenham, John Persons and John Burnell the manors of Shurdington, Stonehouse, King's Stanley, Woodchester and Stoke Orchard in Gloucestershire, Wootton Fitzpaine, East Morden, Langton Maltravers, Phillipston and Bere Regis in Dorset, and Stapleford in Wiltshire, to hold from Michaelmas next for three years, rendering £226 13s 4d per year, equally at Easter and Michaelmas. Should this rent be in arrears, the plaintiffs may take goods from any of these manors to cover the arrears and their costs, and if it is in arrears for a quarter of a year after any termly payment, the plaintiffs may re-enter the property. Similarly, the tenants agree to make all necessary repairs during this term, and not commit or allow waste of the property, and to pursue any who do. For the keeping of this agreement, RB entered a bond of £500, payable at the Michaelmas after any breach, which the plaintiffs show in court. The tenants have now broken the terms of the agreement, for which reason RB owes this £500. The plaintiffs acknowledge that they have been paid 250m, but RB has not paid the remaining 500m, to their damage of £1000. The plaintiffs show the agreement in court.

Pleading: RB granted licence to imparl to octave of Trinity.

Case notes: See also CIPM XXI, nos.820-2, and CP 40/648, rot 308, and CP 40/654, rot 108.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Martin Ludgate < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 08/12/1420
(due) < Michaelmas
Rental Agreement St Martin Ludgate < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 08/12/1420
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Bartholomew Brokesby (m) Plaintiff
John Braaz (m) Esquire Plaintiff
John Burnell (m) Arundel < Sussex < England Other
John Harewell snr (m) Plaintiff
John Persons (m) dec. Hindon < Wiltshire < England Other
Nicholas Saucer (m) Plaintiff
Robert Bodenham (m) Gentleman Kingston Deverill < Wiltshire < England Defendant
Thomas Seynesbury (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 312

Term: Easter 1424
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Assault; Debt; Housebreaking; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Roger Crome, Roger Saberton and Thomas Musted state that on 26 October 1422, John and Agnes Woxbrigge forcibly broke into their house and inflicted such great injuries on four of their tenants, namely Roche, Sterlyng, Dounham and Warwyke, and committed such other crimes that the tenants each left the tenancy of their messuage, held at an annual rent of 5s, depriving them of their rent and services from 26 October 1422 until [omitted]. This was against the peace, and to their damage of £40.

Pleading: Defendants granted licence to imparl to octave of Trinity.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
House-breaking
St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 26/10/1422
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Agnes Woxbrigge (f) Defendant
John Sterlyng (m) Other
John Woxbrigge (m) Chopchurch London < England Defendant
Margaret Warwyke (f) Other
Paul Roche (m) Other
Roger Crome (m) Plaintiff
Roger Saberton (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Musted (m) Plaintiff
William Dounham (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 318

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

Pleading: Thomas Fauconer states that on 22 February 1421 Thomas Hore made bond with him in £4, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: TH states that he should not be bound, as he was imprisoned at that time by the TF and his associates at Southam in Warwickshire, and forced to make the bond under duress.

Pleading: TF denies this, stating that at the time of the bond TH was not imprisoned, and made the bond freely and not under any duress. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Warwickshire to have jury of Southam here at quindene of Trinity. Pledges named for defendant.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Imprisonment Southam < Warwickshire < England (initial) 22/02/1421
Bond St Martin Pomary < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 22/02/1421
(due) 23/03/1421 < Easter
(due) 24/06/1421 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Hugh Dalby (m) Gentleman Brookhampton < Warwickshire < England Surety for defendant
John Campion (m) Gentleman Gaydon < Warwickshire < England Surety for defendant
John Herward (m) Gentleman Frankton < Warwickshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Byfeld (m) Gentleman Byfield < Northamptonshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Fauconer (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Hore (m) Gentleman Elmdon < Warwickshire < England Defendant
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 318d

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

Pleading: The executors of John Bale state that on 26 June 1420, Thomas Basset made bond with JB in £4, but has not paid, to their damage of 10m. They show in court the bond, and the will of JB, by which they have executry.

Pleading: TB granted licence to imparl to octave of Trinity. Pledges named.

Case notes: See also CP 40/654 rot 116d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 26/06/1420
(due) 29/09/1420 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
George Benet (m) Cordwainer London < England Surety for defendant
Henry Banastre (m) Gentleman Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
John Bale (m) dec. Clerk Parson Shipton Moyne [church] Shipton Moyne < Gloucestershire < England Testator
John Clerk (m) Executor, Plaintiff
John Dale (m) Prior Little Leighs [priory] Essex < England Executor, Plaintiff
John Proclynton (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Shenefeld (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Arneburgh (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Basset (m) Gentleman Witham < Essex < England Defendant
Thomas Granger (m) Executor, Plaintiff
William Estcourt (m) Master Executor, Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 318d

Term: Easter 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Case type: Debt

Pleading: Pleadings between John de Leventhorp and William de Britby, executors of Hugh de Waterton, and Robert Lovell, on a plea that RL render 40m which he owes and unjustly detains, remain without day, since RL is in the king's service in Guines in Picardy, and has letters of protection from 14 July 1423 for one year.

Events
Type Place Date
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Hugh Waterton (m) dec. Knight Testator
John Leventhorp (m) Executor, Plaintiff
Robert Lovell (m) Esquire Rampisham < Dorset < England Defendant
William Britby (m) Executor, Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 322

Term: Easter 1424
County: Essex
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Bond; Detention of goods

Pleading: Thomas Hamond states that he gave to John Swetyng, for safe-keeping, a certain bond by which Thomas Knolles was bound to him and JS in 100m, to the profit of TH. TK has not paid this debt, but JS, seeking to defraud TH of his money, now refuses to deliver the bond to him, or allow him to prosecute their suit in court, to his damage of £100.

Pleading: JS granted licence to imparl to octave of Trinity, with assent of TH. Pledges named.

Case notes: See also CP 40/654 rot 387.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping Margaretting < Essex < England (initial) 02/05/1421
Bond Margaretting < Essex < England (initial) 02/05/1421
(due) 29/09/1421 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Adam Stoure (m) Gentleman Halstead < Essex < England Surety for defendant
Geoffrey Baud (m) Gentleman Chelmsford < Essex < England Surety for defendant
John Bacon (m) Grocer London < England Surety for defendant
John Swetyng (m) Husbandman Margaretting < Essex < England Defendant
John Wylde (m) Grocer London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Skylfull (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Hamond (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Knolles (m) Citizen London < England Debtor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 327d

Term: Easter 1424
County: Hertfordshire
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Assault; Housebreaking; Real action / rents / damage to real estate; Taking of goods

Pleading: 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 sheaves of grain, ricks of hay, a dagger and an axe, and committed other enormities against the peace, and to his damage of £40.

Pleading: Defendants deny force and arms, and all the trespass except the breaking of the close. Both parties place themselves on the country. And concerning the breaking of the close and house, Thomas Maleman states that the house and close were his own soil and free tenement at this time, and he entered as seemed good to him. The other defendants state that they were servants of TM, and were assisting him in entering the property.

Pleading: NP states that at the time of the trespass this close and house were his soil and free tenement, and not TM's as claimed. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Trinity.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Bayford < Hertfordshire < England (initial) 23/08/1423
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Gilbert Bowellis (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 < Herefordshire < England Defendant
John Vescy (m) Attorney of plaintiff
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 Flamstede (m) Collier Cheshunt < Hertfordshire < England Defendant
Thomas Maleman (m) Yeoman Bayford < Hertfordshire < England Defendant
William Misterton (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 328d

Term: Easter 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Debt

Pleading: Philip Caxton states that on 20 May 1414, John Westmore retained him to ride with 2 men and 3 horses on an expedition with the Duke of Exeter, as arranged by JW and the Bishop of Lincoln in the church at Braunston, at a cost of 40s. He served as agreed, but JW has refused to pay, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: JW states that he does not owe this 40s, or any money as claimed. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Trinity.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract All Hallows Bread Street < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 20/05/1414
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Westmore (m) Clerk Braunston < Northamptonshire < England Defendant
Philip Caxton (m) Plaintiff
Philip Repingdon (m) Bishop Lincoln [diocese] Other
Thomas Beaufort (m) Duke Exeter [dukedom] Other
William Boughton (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 335

Term: Easter 1424
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £1000
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: Beatrice, Countess of Arundel and Surrey, states that on 14 February 1419 she delivered to John Pelham for safe-keeping a certain bond by which William Ryman and John Persons were bound to her in 1000m, but he has refused to return it on request, to her damage of £1000.

Pleading: JP granted licence to imparl to octave of Trinity, with assent of plaintiff.

Postea text: 7 further licences to imparl to octave of Trinity 1426.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Benet Paul's Wharf < Castle Baynard Ward < London < England (initial) 14/02/1419
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Beatrice FitzAlan (f) Countess Arundel and Surrey [earldom] Plaintiff
John Pelham (m) Knight Laughton < Sussex < England Defendant
John Persons (m) Debtor
John Waleys (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Ryman (m) Debtor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 335d

Term: Easter 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £30
Damages awarded: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Christopher Conyers and Christopher Boynton state that on 4 November 1419, Richard Scrope, Lord of Bolton, made bond with them in £20, but he has not paid, and nor has Marmaduke Lumley his executor, to his damage of £30. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: ML states that he is unaware that the bond was made by RS, but states that he has made full administration of all the goods and chattels formerly of RS, and has done so by the date of the plaintiffs' original writ.

Pleading: CC and CB state that, on the day of their original writ, namely 10 November 1422, ML still had goods of RS sufficient to cover this debt, namely at Bolton by Wensley in Yorkshire and elsewhere. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Yorkshire to have jury of Bolton by Wensley here at octave of St John the Baptist. Pledges named for defendant.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Michaelmas 1424.

Postea text: Sheriff sent that he had entrusted this to Robert de Norton, bailiff of the liberty of Richmond, who did nothing. Further order, to octave of Hilary.

Postea text: Jurors placed in respite to quindene of Easter 1425, nisi prius they appear before the justices of assize at York on 8 March 1425.

Postea text: Parties come, record sent that CC and CB appeared on 8 March 1425 before Robert Tirwhit and John Preston, justices of assize. ML did not come. Jurors state that ML did have goods of RS on the day of the original writ sufficient to pay the debt, namely at Bolton by Wensley and Fleetham. Jury assign damages of £10 for the detention. ML amerced. Justices wish to be advised about the damages, and assign day at octave of Michaelmas to make judgment.

Postea text: Justices order that CC and CB recover damages of £10 against ML.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Andrew Holborn < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 04/11/1419
(due) 08/09/1420 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Christopher Boynton (m) Plaintiff
Christopher Conyers (m) Plaintiff
John Meryngton (m) Cambridge < Cambridgeshire < England Surety for defendant
John Preston (m) Justice Justice
Marmaduke Lumley (m) Parson Charing [church] Charing < Kent < England Defendant, Executor
Richard Scrope (m) Knight, Lordsec Bolton [barony] (lately of) Bolton < Yorkshire < England Testator
Richard Weltden (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Norton (m) Bailiff Richmond [liberty] Richmond < Yorkshire < England Official
Robert Tirwhit (m) Justice Justice
Thomas Mytford (m) Gentleman Gainsborough < Lincolnshire < England Surety for defendant
William Duke (m) Yeoman Layer Marny < Essex < England Surety for defendant
William Vincent (m) Gentleman Smeaton < Yorkshire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 336d

Term: Easter 1424
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Abduction; Arbitration

Pleading: William Grey states that on 20 January 1421, John Aleyn forcibly abducted John Marchall, his apprentice, against the peace and to his damage of £100.

Pleading: JA states that the case should cease, as after the date of the supposed trespass, on 25 September 1421, at Toft, he, WG and JM all placed themselves under the arbitration of John Cleve and John Bedyng, on this and other trespasses and quarrels between them. They decided that JA should deliver JM to WG, and JA should then be quit of the trespass, and this was done accordingly.

Pleading: WG, protesting that he did not know that the arbiters had made this judgment between them, states that he did not place himself in the arbitration of these arbiters, as claimed by JA. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Cambridgeshire to have jury of Toft here at octave of St John the Baptist

Postea text: 12 posteas, to octave of Hilary 1428.

Events
Type Place Date
Arbitration Toft < Cambridgeshire < England (initial) 25/09/1421
Abduction St Katherine Coleman < Aldgate Ward < London < England (initial) 20/01/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Adam Stoure (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Aleyn (m) Maltman Toft < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant
John Bedyng (m) Tailor London < England Arbitrator
John Cleve (m) Arbitrator
John Kneseworth (m) Attorney of defendant
John Marchall (m) Apprentice Other
William Grey (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 338

Term: Easter 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Debt

Pleading: Henry Lesyngham, John Stodhagh and Edmund Cust state that on 2 June 1421, before Robert Hulle and his fellows, justices of the Bench, Richard Wynnysley recognized that he owed £20 to them and William Bowet, now deceased. However, he has not paid, to their damage of £40.

Pleading: RW granted licence to imparl to octave of Trinity.

Postea text: 6 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Easter 1426.

Events
Type Place Date
Recognizance England (initial) 02/06/1421
(due) 07/07/1421 < St Thomas, archbishop and martyr, Translation of
(due) 01/11/1421 < All Saints
(due) 26/04/1422
(due) 07/07/1422 < St Thomas, archbishop and martyr, Translation of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edmund Cust (m) Plaintiff
Henry Lesyngham (m) Plaintiff
John Stodhagh (m) Plaintiff
Richard Wynnysley (m) Gentleman Winsley < Herefordshire < England Defendant
William Bowet (m) dec. Knight Creditor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 338

Term: Easter 1424
County: Essex
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Assault; Housebreaking; Taking of goods; Trespass (chattels)

Pleading: Ralph Braunspath amerced for many defaults. John Rous states that on 20 October 1423 RB forcibly broke his close and house at Norton Mandeville, cut down and took away 20 oak trees, 20 ash trees and 40 elm trees worth 100s, cut and destroyed his grass worth 100s, and badly treated two of his tenants such that they withdrew from their tenure, depriving JR of their rent and services for half a year. John Bedele held a messuage and 40 acres of land in Norton Mandeville for 13s 4d annual rent, suit of court twice a year and labour at weeding time, and Richard Herry held a messuage and 30 acres for 9s annual rent and the same services. This was against the peace, and to his damage of £40.

Pleading: RB denies responsibility for this trespass. Both parties place themselves upon the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Trinity.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, sicut prius, to octave of Michaelmas 1424.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
Destruction of Chattels
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Norton Mandeville < Essex < England (initial) 20/10/1423
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bedele (m) Other
John Rous (m) London < England Plaintiff
Ralph Braunspath (m) Esquire Rockingham < Northamptonshire < England Defendant
Richard Buklond (m) Attorney of defendant
Richard Herry (m) Other
Richard Skilfull (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 338d

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

Pleading: John Hertwell, executor of Robert Domenyk, amerced for many defaults. Robert Teye states that on 4 February 1407, Robert Domenyk made bond with him in £200, but neither he nor his executor has paid, to his damage of £100. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JH, protesting that the bond was not made by RD, states that he was never executor of RD, and never administered any of his goods and chattels.

Pleading: RT states that JH administered various goods which were of RD at the time of his death, as his executor, namely at Chelsfield and elsewhere in Kent. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Kent to have jury of Chelsfield here at octave of St John the Baptist. RT appoints John Wydeslade as his attorney.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite until octave of St John the Baptist 1425. Parties and jury came, whereby JH stated that the case should not continue, since by a document which he shows in court, dated at Great Holts in Essex on 30 June 1425, RT released him from all actions and disputes between them relating to the will of RD. RT did not deny the document, nor make any response. Therefore RT amerced for false claim, JH sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond All Hallows Barking < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 04/02/1407
(due) 02/02/1408 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Release (from Debt/obligation) Great Holts < Essex < England (initial) 30/06/1425
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Hertwell (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Defendant, Executor
John Wydeslade (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Domenyk (m) dec. Citizen Mercer (lately of) London < England Testator
Robert Teye (m) Esquire Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 340

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

Pleading: Richard Bourne states that on 16 August 1423, Gilbert Machon made bond with him in £34 14s 5d, but neither he nor his executors have paid, to his damage of £40.

Pleading: Defendants granted licence to imparl to octave of Trinity, with assent of RB.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Abingdon < Berkshire < England (initial) 16/08/1423
(due) 25/12/1423 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Agnes Machon (f) Widow Abingdon < Berkshire < England Defendant, Executor
Gilbert Machon (m) dec. Abingdon < Berkshire < England Testator
John Machon (m) Husbandman Abingdon < Berkshire < England Defendant, Executor
Richard Bourne (m) Citizen Goldsmith London < England Plaintiff
William Botyller (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 346

Term: Easter 1424
County: Essex
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Assault; Trespass (chattels)

Pleading: John Weston states that on 2 May 1424, John Piers forcibly killed a horse and 6 pigs belonging to him at Stanford-le-Hope and assaulted William Breynok, his servant, such that he was deprived of his service for four months. This was against the peace, and to his damage of £10.

Pleading: JP states that he is not responsible for the whole of this trespass, except the beating and wounding of WB. Both parties place themselves on the country. Concerning the wounding of WB, JP states that he was attacked by WB on that day, and he wounded WB in self defence.

Pleading: JW states that JP attacked WB without cause, as he originally claimed, and not in self defence. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Trinity.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
Destruction of Chattels
Stanford le Hope < Essex < England (initial) 02/05/1424
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Piers (m) Husbandman Corringham < Essex < England Defendant
John Weston (m) Citizen Vintner London < England Plaintiff
Richard Galon (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Cook (m) Attorney of defendant
William Breynok (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 356d

Term: Easter 1424
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: John Sturmyn states that on 18 April 1424 he delivered to Edmund Pryk two bonds for safe keeping, one whereby Walter Denys was bound to JS in £20, and another where JS was bound to WD in £20. However, he has refused to return these, to his damage of £40.

Pleading: EP shows the bonds in court, to be delivered as the court orders. And he states that the bonds were delivered to him as stated by both JS and WD, to be returned to one or both of them under certain conditions. However, he does not know whether these conditions have been met, and asks that WD be forewarned. Sheriff ordered to warn WD to be here at octave of Trinity to show any reason why the bonds should not be returned to JS.

Postea text: Sheriff states that WD has nothing, etc. Shown in court that WD has sufficient in Somerset. Sheriff of Somerset to summon WD to be here at octave of Michaelmas.

Postea text: Sheriff of Somerset says WD has nothing. Sicut prius, to be here on morrow of Purification.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 18/04/1424
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edmund Pryk (m) Citizen London < England Defendant
John Sturmyn (m) Uxbridge < Middlesex < England Plaintiff
Walter Deneys (m) Woolman Taunton < Somerset < England Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 356d

Term: Easter 1424
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment; Loan

Pleading: Thomas Bemond states that on 26 February 1417, William Bele made bond with him in 42s 10d payable on the vigil of Easter, and also borrowed 2d from him, payable on request, but he has not paid either debt, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: WB states that, concerning the 2d, he does not owe this or any money to TB as claimed. Both parties place themselves upon the country. And concerning the 42s 10d bond, he states that he should not be bound, since at the time of the bond he was imprisoned by TB and his associates, and detained there until he made the bond under duress.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond All Hallows Bread Street < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 26/02/1417
(due) 10/04/1417
Imprisonment All Hallows Bread Street < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 26/02/1417
Loan All Hallows Bread Street < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 26/02/1417
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edward Shuldham (m) Gentleman Massingham < Norfolk < England Surety for defendant
John May (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Reede (m) Gentleman Oxborough < Norfolk < England Surety for defendant
Robert Mildenhale (m) Gentleman Eriswell < Suffolk < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Bemond (m) Plaintiff
Warin Ingrith (m) Gentleman Meldreth < Cambridgeshire < England Surety for defendant
William Bele (m) Husbandman Exning < Suffolk < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 436

Term: Easter 1424
County: Kent
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £30
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: Joan Cobham, prioress of Minster on the Isle of Sheppey, states that on the Sunday after the Nativity of the Virgin Mary 14 Henry IV [sic, error for Purification?], at Minster, she delivered to William Hertwell various goods to the value of £10, namely a gold signet ring with a single jewel, and by the hands of John Kirkton a mazer bound with silver and gilt, and by the hand of John Elys a mazer with silver and gilt base, and by Julian Seyntleger a mazer bound with silver and gilt, and by John Kelsham one mazer, and John Elys a silver belt with one stamp. However, he has refused to return these items, to her damage of £30.

Pleading: WH granted licence to imparl to quindene of Trinity.

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

Case notes: The date given for this event does not exist. Entered as error for purification of BVM, but error could be year, or possibly another Nativity (Christmas)?

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping Minster < Kent < England (initial) 05/02/1413
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Joan Cobham (f) Prioress Minster [priory] Minster < Kent < England Plaintiff
John Elys snr (m) Other
John Kelsham (m) Other
John Kirkton (m) Other
Julian Seyntleger (m) Other
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of defendant
Walter Gore (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Hertwell (m) Goldsmith London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 439

Term: Easter 1424
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Assault; Debt; Loan

Pleading: Stephen Collee states that he came before the Barons of the Exchequer at Westminster on 22 May 1422 and claimed that, when he came to account at the receipt of the Exchequer on 10 October 1415, he was attacked in St John's Street in Middlesex by Nicholas Calton and others, who took from him three silver goblets called ‘chalyscoppes' (chalice cups) embattled with gilt worth £12, six silver goblets called ‘coppes chasees' worth £14, six plain silver goblets worth £7 10s, a pair of silver salt-cellars worth £4 5s, and 12 silver spoons worth 35s, to his damage of 200m. NC denied the assault, and claimed that long before that day, in St Andrew by the Wardrobe, Castle Baynard ward, London, SC had sold these goods to him for £20 10s, which he had paid. SC repeated his claims, and the sheriffs of Middlesex and London were to have juries of St John's Street and St Andrew respectively there at morrow of Trinity. Process continued, jury of London in respite until 22 June 1422, nisi prius. On 22 June, William Babyngton, Chief Baron of the Exchequer sent record that they appeared on 19 June before him and Roger Westwode at St Martin le Grand, and the jury said that SC did not sell these goods to NC as NC claimed, and assigned damages [noted in detail]. And concerning the assault, on 6 July 1422 the jurors of Middlesex came and stated that NC did assault SC, and assigned £40 in damages and expenses. At the octave of Michaelmas the parties returned, and the Barons stated that SC was to receive a total of £70 13s 4d for this trespass in damages and costs, of which SC remitted 50m and gave 40s to Robert Beeston. On 6 July 1422, at Westminster, he also loaned a further 6s 8d to NC, but NC has not paid the entire outstanding sum of £35 13s 4d, to his damage of £100.

Pleading: NC states that he should not pay this debt, since on 4 November 1423, by a document which he shows in court, SC released him from all debts and actions between them before that day.

Pleading: SC states that this release was not of his making. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff of Somerset to have jury of Milverton here at octave of St John the Baptist. Document to remain in the custody of Robert Darcy, king's clerk.

Postea text: Document delivered to John Juyn, justice of the bench, to take to the country. RD quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Release (from Debt/obligation) Milverton < Somerset < England (initial) 04/11/1423
Sale of Goods St Andrew by the Wardrobe < Castle Baynard Ward < London < England
Loan Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 06/07/1422
(due) 25/12/1422 < Christmas
Assault St John's Street < Middlesex < England (initial) 10/10/1415
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Nicholas Calton (m) Clerk (lately of) Wells < Somerset < England Defendant
Robert Beeston (m) Clerk Exchequer [court] Official
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Common Pleas [court] Official
Roger Westwode (m) Baron of the Exchequer Exchequer [court] Justice
Stephen Collee (m) Goldsmith London < England Plaintiff
William Babyngton (m) Chief Baron of the Exchequer Exchequer [court] Justice
William Dorsete (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Drewe (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/653, rot. 440

Term: Easter 1424
County: Essex
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Detention of goods; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: John and Margaret Bradefeld state that John and Isabel Lewegore were seised in their demesne as of fee of an acre of lands and an acre of pasture in Little Waltham. By their charter they then granted this property to William Pernell and his wife Isabel, and gave them a bag containing this charter and various other muniments relating to this land. After the deaths of William and Isabel, the land then descended to MB, as daughter and heir of IP, but the bag of documents came into the hands of JL on 5 April 1417 at Little Waltham, and he has refused to hand it over, to their damage of £20.

Pleading: JL denies detaining any such bag or charters. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Trinity.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Charter Little Waltham < Essex < England
Detention of Goods Little Waltham < Essex < England (initial) 05/04/1417
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Adam Stoure (m) Attorney of defendant
Isabel Leugore alias Isabel Lewegore (f) Other
Isabel Pernell (f) dec. Other
John Bradefeld (m) London < England Plaintiff
John Leugore alias John Lewegore (m) Husbandman Little Waltham < Essex < England Defendant
Margaret Bradefeld (f) London < England Plaintiff
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Pernell (m) dec. Other