CP40/744
Hilary term 1447

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'CP40/744: Hilary term 1447', Court of common pleas: The National Archives, CP40: 1399-1500 (2010). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=118111 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 101d
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 101d

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: 100m
Case type: Bond; Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: John Saxton, parson of St Mildred Poultry, states that on 27 September 1443 he delivered to Robert Rook, vicar of St Lawrence Jewry and Robert Cambes, parson of St Thomas the Apostle, two documents for safe-keeping. In one it was stated that JS was bound to a certain John Neell, master of the house of St Thomas of Acon in London, in £40, and in the other JN was bound to JS in the same £40. These were to be returned on request, but the defendants now refuse, to his damage of 100m.

Pleading: RR and RC, presenting the documents in court to be delivered as the court orders, state that the documents were delivered to them by both JS and JN, to be returned to either of them under certain conditions. However, they do not know whether these conditions have been implemented on the part of JN, and ask that he be warned. Sheriff to warn JN to be here at quindene of Easter, to show any reason why the documents should not be returned to JS.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Mildred Poultry < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 27/09/1443
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Neell (m) Master of House St Thomas of Acon [hospital] London < England Other
John Saxton (m) Parson London < St Mildred Poultry < England Plaintiff
Robert Cambes (m) Parson London < St Thomas the Apostle < England Defendant
Robert Rook (m) Vicar London < St Lawrence Jewry < England Defendant
William Lenegrene (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Praers (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 103

Term: Hilary 1447
County: Essex
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: William Wetenhale states that on 20 October 1445 John Gryme forcibly broke his close at Stanford le Hope and cut down and carried off trees, namely 11 oaks, worth £20, against the peace and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: JG denies responsibility for the trespass as claimed. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Easter. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Stanford le Hope < Essex < England (initial) 20/10/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Gryme (m) Shipwright (lately of) London < England Defendant
Nicholas Belyngdon (m) Gentleman Mucking < Essex < England Surety for defendant
Richard Gatton (m) Gentleman Mucking < Essex < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Cook (m) Gentleman Datchworth < Hertfordshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Belyngdon (m) Gentleman Mucking < Essex < England Surety for defendant
William Wetenhale (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 107

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John Wayneshed states that on 6 April 1446 John Morteyn bought from him 164 sheep pells for 5m, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: JM hands to the justices a writ of supersedeas (recited in full), directed to Richard Neuton, dated 20 January 1447, citing the privileges of officers and servants of the king's Chancery, and informing JW to sue the debt in Chancery if he wishes. JM states that he is a servant of John Stokes, a clerk of Chancery, and was so on the date of the original writ, will verify if required, while not acknowledging the plea.

Pleading: JW granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter. Pledges named for defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Leonard Eastcheap < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 06/04/1446
Writ Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 20/01/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Edward Goday (m) Fuller Southwark < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
John Creke (m) Butcher Southwark < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
John Morteyn (m) Whittawer Southwark < Surrey < England Defendant
John Stokes (m) Clerk Chancery [court] Other
John Wayneshed (m) Plaintiff
Richard Jay (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Neuton (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
Robert Carre (m) Whittawer Southwark < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Sauser (m) Glover Southwark < Surrey < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 111d

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Fraud
Damages claimed: 100m
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John Salman states that on 12 March 1443 John Wroth fraudulently sold him 120 woollen cloths for a large sum of money [amount omitted], warranting that each was 24 yards long when they were not that long, to his loss of £40, which is to his damage of 100m.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Olave Old Jewry < Coleman Street Ward < London < England (initial) 12/03/1443
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Wakefeld (m) Attorney of defendant
John Salman (m) Plaintiff
John Wroth (m) Chapman Leominster < Herefordshire < England Defendant
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 114

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Reginald Colyer, Prior of St Bartholomew, Smithfield, states that on 22 December 1435 Henry Balsam made bond with William Coventre, his predecessor as prior of St Bartholomew's, and the convent of that house in £60, but has not paid, to his damage of £40. He presents the bond.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 22/12/1435
(due) 02/02/1436 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Balsam (m) Spicer Saffron Walden < Essex < England Defendant
John Benet (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Reginald Colyer (m) Prior St Bartholomew, Smithfield [priory] London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Chyld (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Depden (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Wyngfeld (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
William Coventre (m) dec. Prior St Bartholomew, Smithfield [priory] London < England Creditor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 114d

Term: Hilary 1447
County: Buckinghamshire
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: Richard Horton states that on 21 October 1442 Richard Davy retained him to find, levy and receive various rents and debts owed to RD by various people, taking 5m per year for his labour. He served RD in this until 21 October 1446, for three whole years (sic), for which he was entitled to payment of £10, but RD has not paid, and refuses, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: RD hands to the court a writ of supersedeas (recited in full), directed to the justices, dated 25 January 1447, citing the privileges of officers and servants of the king's Chancery, and stating that this case is contrary to those privileges. It informs RH to sue the debt in Chancery if he wishes. RD states that he is a clerk of Chancery, and was so on the date of the original writ, and will verify if required, while not acknowledging the plea.

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

Postea text: Parties came, RH states that his case should continue, as on the day of his original writ, namely 20 May 1446, RD was living in London, in St Leonard's parish, Aldersgate ward, and was not a servant of the chancery.

Postea text: RD states that he was a servant of the chancery on that day. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Trinity.

Case notes: Dates do not correlate.

Events
Type Place Date
Writ Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 25/01/1447
Service/employment Contract Chicheley < Buckinghamshire < England (initial) 21/10/1442
(due) 21/10/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Stafford (m) Archbishop Canterbury [archdiocese] Official
Richard Davy (m) Clerk (lately of) Linford < Buckinghamshire < England Defendant
Richard Horton (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 117d

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Porter and William Dey state that on 11 July 1446 Thomas Stokes made bond with them in £6 17s 6d, but has not paid, to their damage of 10m. They present the bond.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 11/07/1446
(due) 24/08/1446 < St Bartholomew
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Thomas Stokes (m) Butcher London < England Defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant
William Dey (m) Plaintiff
William Porter (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 118

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Breach of Statute; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: John Leff, citing the terms of the statute of Henry VI regarding the taking or detention of property by force (8 Hen VI, c.9), states that on 12 September 1446 John Coterell, with 24 armed men, forcibly deprived him of a messuage with appurtenances in the parish of St Mary Magdalene near Bermondsey, in contempt of the king, against the statute and to his damage of £40.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Breach of Statute
Disseisin
Bermondsey < Surrey < England (initial) 12/09/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
George Warvole (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
John Coterell (m) Yeoman Southwark < Surrey < England Defendant
John Derby (m) Yeoman Southwark < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
John Leff (m) Plaintiff
John Moston (m) Yeoman Southwark < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
Robert Fuller (m) Yeoman Southwark < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 121d

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Assault

Pleading: John Syre states that on 26 July 1446 William Colyour forcibly assaulted him in London, against the peace and to his damage of 20m.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Assault St Peter Cornhill < Lime Street Ward < London < England (initial) 26/07/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Cobbet (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
John Syre (m) Plaintiff
Robert Brugge (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Canon (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Laurens (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Colyour (m) Tailor London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 132d

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Clerk states that on 13 July 1443 John Wolfton made bond with him in £16, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond.

Pleading: JW, by attorney [name omitted] granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter, with assent of JC.

Case notes: For earlier version of this case, see CP 40/740, rot 415d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 13/07/1443
(due) 15/08/1443 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Assumption of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Clerk (m) Plaintiff
John Wolfton (m) Gentleman Staverton < Devon < England alias Blackler < Devon < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 134

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Suthwel and Peter Nemeger, executors of Henry Wellys, late parson of Barking, state that on 1 May 1441 John Cole made bond with HW in £20, payable at Barking on 24 June next, but has not paid, to their damage of £10. They show the bond, and the testamentary letters of HW, by which they have executry and administration.

Pleading: JC states that the executors ought not maintain their action, as PN, by a document which he shows in court, dated at Barking on 7 June 1445, released and quitclaimed to him all outstanding actions between them, both real and personal.

Pleading: The executors state that this release was not made of PN. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Suffolk to have jury of Barking here at quindene of Easter. Release to remain in custody of Robert Darcy for safe-keeping.

Postea text: 8 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Easter 1449.

Postea text: Document delivered to John Bury, attorney of JC, as process was discontinued. RD quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Michael Wood Street < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 01/05/1441
(due) 24/06/1441 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Release (from Debt/obligation) Barking < Suffolk < England (initial) 07/06/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Russell (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Henry Wellys (m) dec. Parson Barking < Suffolk < England Testator
John Bury (m) Attorney of defendant
John Cole (m) Butcher Needham Market < Suffolk < England Defendant
John Suthwel (m) Esquire Executor, Plaintiff
Peter Nemeger (m) Clerk Executor, Plaintiff
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Official

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 134d

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Maryot, executor of William Maryot, states that on 20 September 1420 John Fordham, late bishop of Ely, made bond with WM in £24, and on 26 July 1421 he made another bond in £14. However, neither the bishop nor his executors have paid WM or JM as his executor, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court, and the testamentary letters of WM by which he has executry and administration.

Pleading: The executors of JF state that they have fully administered all the goods held by JF on the day of his death, and have none left in their hands, and had none on the day of JM's original writ.

Pleading: JM states that on the day of his original writ, namely [omitted], the executors still had various goods of the former bishop to the value of this £38 in their hands, from which they could pay this debt, namely at London, in St Benet Gracechurch parish, Langbourn ward. Enquiry by the country. Sheriff of London to have jury here at Easter three weeks.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Benet Gracechurch < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 20/09/1420
(due) 23/03/1421 < Easter
(due) 14/09/1421 < Cross, Exaltation of
Bond St Benet Gracechurch < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 26/07/1421
(due) 29/09/1421 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Christopher Halgh (m) Attorney of defendant
John Fordham (m) dec. Bishop Ely [diocese] Testator
John Maryot (m) Cromer < Norfolk < England Executor, Plaintiff
Robert Crowe (m) Parson (lately of) Feltwell < Norfolk < England Defendant, Executor
Thomas Reynold (m) Parson (lately of) Elm < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant, Executor
Thomas Spyrk (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Maryot (m) dec. (lately of) Shipden < Norfolk < England alias (lately of) Cromer < Norfolk < England Testator

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 136d

Term: Hilary 1447
County: Cambridgeshire
Writ type: Other
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Negligence; Taking of goods

Pleading: Thomas Goold, citing the custom that innkeepers have a duty to keep the property of their guests safe while staying in their inn, states that on 14 September 1446, while staying at the inn of Edmund Laneham in Cambridge, certain criminals stole from him £8 in minted money and other goods worth 10m, namely a pair of saddlebags and 10 pieces of Florentine silk fabric coloured with gold thread. This was due to the failure of EL and his servants, against the laws and customs of the realm, and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: EL granted licence to imparl to Easter three weeks, with assent of TG.

Pleading: [continued at Easter 1447, rot 329d] EL states that neither the money nor the goods, or any part of them, were taken or carried off from his inn as TG alleges. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Trinity.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/475, rot 329d.

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods Cambridge < Cambridgeshire < England (initial) 14/09/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Christopher Horbury (m) Attorney of defendant
Edmund Laneham (m) Hosteler Cambridge < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant
Thomas Goold (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Spyrk (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 137

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Arbitration; Bond; Dower; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: William Badbury states that at Michaelmas 1445 Joan Rokell made bond with him in 100m, but has not paid, to his damage of £100. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JR asks to hear the bond and condition, and these are read. Condition is that if JR stand in the arbitration of John Neulond and Richard Gaas on all actions outstanding between her and WB, and abide by their decision, provided that their arbitration be made by the feast of the Translation of St Edward the Confessor next, then the bond shall be cancelled, otherwise it shall remain in force. JR then states that WB ought not have his action, as on 8 October 1446, at Braughing, it was agreed that JR and WB shall be in friendship, and all actions outstanding between JR and WB and his wife Margaret shall be quit regarding the will of Thomas Rokell, father of Margaret Badbury, and that JR should be quit of all actions and wastes on the manor of Queenbury in Braughing by her or others on her behalf, and of any other trespasses against WB, and both parties should release the other from all actions outstanding, and also that JR shall be assigned lands, rents and tenements in the manor of Queenbury worth 5m per year as her dower, which she would then grant to the arbiters and WB for the term of her life, paying her annually 4m for the term of her life, for the implementation of which all parties would bind themselves in 100m. The first payment of this 4m would be made at Christmas then next, and WB and MB would be quit of any earlier payments in satisfaction of all repairs made on the manor. The arbiters also ordered that JR and anyone pretending to be enfeoffed to use by JR in lands called ' Paynes and Priest's Fields' in Stansted and elsewhere in Essex should make their entry, and that within 4 days WB and his feoffees should make release to them of all rights in those lands, these releases being delivered to John Neulond, with the intention that JR be granted them all for her life with remainder to MB and her heirs. JR is also to have delivery of all her goods within that manor, except for those assigned by the arbiters to WB and MB, and that all cases in temporal or spiritual courts be discontinued. JR, protesting that WB had done nothing regarding this arbitration, states that she made the release to WB and MB [recited in full, dated at 20 December 1446], and that she was always prepared to give this to WB, but WB never asked for delivery, and she is prepared to deliver this in court.

Pleading: WB, not acknowledging anything said by JR, and stating that he has implemented the terms of this arbitration and JR has not, states that on 12 October 1446 aforesaid, at Little Hormead, he asked JR to deliver this release, and JR refused.

Pleading: JR repeats that WB never asked for delivery of this release. Both parties on the country. Sheriff of Hertfordshire to have jury of Little Hormead here at Easter three weeks.

Postea text: Jury in respite to Easter 5 weeks. Parties came, jury said that WB did ask JR to deliver the said release, as WB claimed. Damages and costs assigned to WB at 40s. Order that WB recover debt of 100m, and damages of 40s. JR amerced.

Postea text: Record and process on this case summoned before the king by virtue of a writ of error dated 20 June 1447 directed to Richard Neuton, chief justice.

Case notes: Includes extensive details of dower settlement.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 29/09/1445
(due) 16/10/1445
Release (from Debt/obligation) Braughing < Hertfordshire < England (initial) 20/12/1446
Arbitration Braughing < Hertfordshire < England (initial) 08/10/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Joan Rokell (f) Widow (lately of) Braughing < Hertfordshire < England Defendant
John Neulond (m) Arbitrator
John Quyk (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Margaret Badbury (f) Braughing < Hertfordshire < England Other
Richard Gaas (m) Arbitrator
Richard Neuton (m) Chief Justice Justice
Thomas Rokell (m) dec. Other
William Badbury (m) Gentleman Braughing < Hertfordshire < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 218d

Term: Hilary 1447
County: Yorkshire
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Thomas Burn states that on 13 January 1446 Thomas Somerby made bond with him at Hedon in Holderness in £40, payable at the feast of Carniprivium next, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

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

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

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Trinity 1447.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Hedon < Yorkshire < England (initial) 13/01/1446
Imprisonment Boston < Lincolnshire < England (initial) 13/01/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Gryse (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Burn (m) Stockfishmonger London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Cotes (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Somerby (m) Chapman Boston < Lincolnshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 268

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Loan

Pleading: Gilbert Lidizet states that on 29 November 1445 Edmund, Abbot of Westminster, borrowed from him £13 9s 4d, payable on request, but he has not re-paid this, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: Abbot Edmund granted licence to imparl to Easter 3 weeks.

Case notes: Name of parish omitted.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 29/11/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Edmund Kirton (m) Abbot Westminster [abbey] Westminster < Middlesex < England Defendant
Gilbert Lidizet (m) Grocer London < England Plaintiff
John Joce (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 268d

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: John atte Welle states that on 20 October 1439 John Hylle accounted with William Drake, now deceased, before John Webbe and Hugh Goldyng, auditors, concerning various sums of money received by JH for WD, and was found to be in arrears by £38 10s. However, JH did not pay this sum to WD, and has not paid JW, as administrator of WD, to his damage of £20. He shows in court the letters of Alexander Prowet, commissary general of John, Archbishop of Canterbury, by which he has administration.

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

Pleading: [continued at Easter 1447, rot 411d] JH states that there was never any such accounting between him and WD before these auditors for this time and amount, as claimed. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at Easter 5 weeks.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, sicut prius, to octave of Trinity 1447.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/745, rot 411d

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Martin Ludgate < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 20/10/1439
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Alexander Prowet (m) Commissary General Official
Hugh Goldyng (m) Auditor
John atte Welle (m) Citizen Haberdasher London < England Administrator, Plaintiff
John Hylle (m) Salter (lately of) London < England Defendant
John Stafford (m) Archbishop Canterbury [archdiocese] Official
John Webbe (m) Auditor
Richard Levermore (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Drake (m) dec. London < England Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 276

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Fraud
Damages claimed: 100m
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John Salman states that on 12 March 1443 he bought two sacks of wool from John Wroth for a large sum of money, namely [omitted], which JW fraudulently sold to him claiming that it was produced in Leominster when he knew that it was in fact produced in Wales. This was to his loss of £20, and to his damage of 100m.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Olave Old Jewry < Coleman Street Ward < London < England (initial) 12/03/1443
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Wakefeld (m) Attorney of defendant
John Salman (m) Plaintiff
John Wroth (m) Chapman Leominster < Herefordshire < England Defendant
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 291

Term: Hilary 1447
County: Berkshire
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £40
Damages awarded: 20s
Costs: £6
Case type: Arbitration; Taking of goods

Pleading: Robert Hopton, John Rascall and Tasse Elewold state that on 8 July 1446 Thomas Raccheford, John Chargot, Lawrence Herde, John Baron, John Hardyng and Robert Graft forcibly took and carried away goods worth £40 belonging to them in Newbury, namely 5 scarlet gowns edged with marten fur, three blue gowns edged with beaver fur, two musterdevillers gowns edged with beaver fur, seven blue lined gowns ('togas duplicatas'), three murrey lined gowns and 20 gold rings, to their damage of £40.

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

Pleading: [continued at Easter 1447, rot 175] The defendants deny force and arms and being against the peace. All parties on the country. Regarding the rest, they say that long after the alleged trespass, on 22 August 1446, the plaintiffs and LH came to an agreement, through the mediation of their friends, that LH would give the plaintiffs one 'corum' of gold worth 15s in full satisfaction of this trespass, which he immediately did.

Pleading: Plaintiffs state that they never had any such agreement with LH, as claimed by the defendants. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff of London to have jury of St Mildred's here at Easter five weeks.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to octave of the Purification, nisi prius they come before Richard Neuton at St Martin le Grand on 5 February 1448. On this day, defendants came by attorney, RN sent record that on that day, before RN and John Danyell, parties came by attorney, jury said there was never any such agreement between LH and the plaintiffs. Damages assigned to plaintiffs at 20s, costs at 40s. Order that plaintiffs recover damages, and further £4 costs assigned by the court, to a total of £7. Defendants to be taken.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/745, rot 175. For some of the same defendants, involved in another case, see the other case on this rotulet.

Events
Type Place Date
Arbitration St Mildred Bread Street < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 22/08/1446
Taking of Goods Newbury < Berkshire < England (initial) 08/07/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Baron (m) Tailor London < England Defendant
John Chargot (m) Armourer London < England Defendant
John Danyell (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Danyell (m) Justice
John Hardyng (m) Skinner London < England Defendant
John Rascall (m) Plaintiff
Lawrence Herde (m) Armourer London < England Defendant
Richard Neuton (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
Robert Graft (m) Salter London < England Defendant
Robert Hopton (m) Plaintiff
Tasse Elewold (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Raccheford (m) Hosteler London < England Defendant
William Staynford (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 291

Term: Hilary 1447
County: Bedfordshire
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Arbitration; Assault

Pleading: John Shotfold states that on 12 August 1446 Matthew Leek, Robert Davy, Lawrence Herde, William Lyschburne, John Hardyng, John Wellys, William Plomer, Thomas Racheford and John Walshe forcibly assaulted him at Luton, against the peace and to his damage of £10.

Pleading: The defendants are granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Pleading: [continued at Easter 1447, rot 27] The defendants deny force and arms and being against the peace. All parties on the country. Regarding the rest, they say that on 22 August 1446, JS and LH came to an agreement through the mediation of their friends, that LH would give JS one 'corum' of gold worth 15s in full satisfaction of this trespass, which he immediately did.

Pleading: JS states that he never had any such agreement with LH, as claimed by the defendants. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff of London to have jury of St Mildred's here at octave of Trinity.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/745, rot 27. For some of the same defendants, involved in another case, see the other case on this rotulet.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault Luton < Bedfordshire < England (initial) 12/08/1446
Arbitration St Mildred Bread Street < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 22/08/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Grene (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Hardyng (m) Skinner London < England Defendant
John Shotfold (m) Plaintiff
John Walshe (m) Baker London < England Defendant
John Wellys (m) Netmaker London < England Defendant
Lawrence Herde (m) Armourer London < England Defendant
Matthew Leek (m) Mercer London < England Defendant
Robert Davy (m) Salter London < England Defendant
Thomas Racheford (m) Hosteler London < England Defendant
William Lyscheburne (m) Saddler London < England Defendant
William Plomer (m) Salter London < England Defendant
William Staynford (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 301

Term: Hilary 1447
County: Suffolk
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Assault; Housebreaking

Pleading: William Pecche states that on 3 August 1446 John Barry forcibly broke his close at Hintlesham, and assaulted his men and servants, namely John Amys, Thomas Amys and Margaret Cok, such that he was deprived of their service for five weeks. This was against the peace, and to his damage of £40.

Pleading: JB, by attorney [omitted] granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Postea text: 2 further licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas 1447.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
House-breaking
Hintlesham < Suffolk < England (initial) 03/08/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Amys (m) Servant Other
John Barry (m) Gentleman (lately of) London < England Defendant
Margaret Cok (f) Servant Other
Thomas Amys (m) Servant Other
Thomas Hevere (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Pecche (m) Esquire Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 301

Term: Hilary 1447
County: Sussex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Damages awarded: 13s 4d
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Godfray states that on 24 October 1439 John Judde made bond with him in 50s 4d, but has not paid, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JJ granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter, with assent of JG. Pledges named.

Postea text: JG came, JJ did not come, in default. JG to recover debt, and damages of 13s 4d. JJ amerced. Take the pledges.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Lewes < Sussex < England (initial) 24/10/1439
(due) 25/12/1439 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Godefray alias John Godfray (m) Winchelsea < Sussex < England Plaintiff
John Judde (m) Citizen Merchant London < England Defendant
John Stoughton (m) Esquire London < England Surety for defendant
Nicholas Sheyworth (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Jay (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Walter Judde (m) Merchant London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 304

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John Estfeld states that on 12 August 1445 Richard Snelgare bought from him one pipe of red wine for 4m, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of 20m.

Pleading: RS states that he does not owe JE this or any money as claimed. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Easter.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, sicut prius, to Easter five weeks.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 12/08/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Estfeld (m) Merchant Southampton < Hampshire < England Plaintiff
John Miller (m) Attorney of defendant
Richard Snelgare (m) Yeoman Boxley < Kent < England Defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 306

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Loan

Pleading: John Norhampton states that on 28 September 1439 John John borrowed 100s from him, but has not repaid this, to his damage of 100s

Pleading: JJ states that he does not owe JN this 100s or any money as claimed. Order that he wager his law at quindene of Easter, pledges for law named. Attorney to have JJ here at that term.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Stephen Walbrook < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 28/09/1439
(due) 12/11/1439
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Horner (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John John (m) Mercer (lately of) London < England Defendant
John Norhampton (m) Plaintiff
Robert Lorymer (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Thomas Cook (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Brayne (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 306d

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: []
Case type: Debt

Pleading: Nicholas Carrewe was summoned to answer Joan, widow of Richard Bokelond, Richard Quatermayns, John Melborne, Thomas Rothewell, Thomas Pounde, John Kympley and John Coggeshale, executors of Richard Bokelond, former Treasurer and victualer of the town and march of Calais, on plea that he render to them £50 which he unjustly detains. On this day, namely the octave of the Purification, JB, RQ, TR, TP and JC come by attorney, NC in person, NC says that JK, one of the plaintiffs, is dead, and seeks judgment on the writ.

Pleading: The other plaintiffs admit this. Plaintiffs to take nothing for their writ, NC sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Joan Bokelond (f) Widow Executor, Plaintiff
John Coggeshale (m) Executor, Plaintiff
John Kympley (m) dec. Executor, Plaintiff
John Melborne (m) Executor, Plaintiff
Nicholas Carrewe (m) Knight (lately of) Mohun's Ottery < Devon < England Defendant
Richard Bokelond (m) dec. Esquire Testator
Richard Pyttes (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Quatermayns (m) Executor, Plaintiff
Thomas Pounde (m) Executor, Plaintiff
Thomas Rothewell (m) Executor, Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 309

Term: Hilary 1447
County: Surrey
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: John Wotton states that on 4 September 1445 John Waynshed forcibly broke his close at Rotherhithe and cut and carried off trees worth £20, namely 20 oaks and 100 willows, against the peace and to his damage of £40.

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

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Rotherhithe < Surrey < England (initial) 04/09/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Waynshed (m) Butcher London < England Defendant
John Wotton (m) Plaintiff
Richard Jay (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 309

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Loan

Pleading: William and Alice Colyn state that on 12 May 1438 Thomas More borrowed 10m from Alice, while she was a single woman, payable on request, but has not repaid this sum, to their damage of £20.

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

Postea text: Parties came, TM states that he does not owe this 10m or any money as claimed. Makes his law immediately. WC and AC take nothing, amerced for false claim. TM sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Dunstan in the East < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 12/05/1438
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Alice Colyn (f) Plaintiff
John Grece (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Hervy (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas More (m) Clerk (lately of) Carlisle < Cumberland < England Defendant
William Colyn (m) Plaintiff
William Flory (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
William Pase (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 311

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: William Cleve states that on 12 May 1446 William Forste made bond with him in £40, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: WF states that he should not be bound to this debt, as at this time he was imprisoned by WC and his associates at West Sheen (Richmond) in Surrey, and detained there until he made this bond under duress.

Pleading: WC denies this, stating that at the time of the bond WF 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 Richmond here at the quindene of Easter.

Postea text: 4 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Hilary 1448.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 12/05/1446
(due) 05/06/1446 < Pentecost
Imprisonment Richmond < Surrey < England (initial) 12/05/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bedford (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Cleve (m) Clerk Plaintiff
William Forste (m) Plumber London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 312

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Richard Davy states that on 8 July 1445 William Walshe made two bonds with him, the first in 100s and the second in £12, but has not paid either, to his damage of £20. He shows the bonds in court.

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

Postea text: 11 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Easter 1450.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Peter Westcheap < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 08/07/1445
(due) 01/08/1445 < St Peter ad Vincula
Bond St Peter Westcheap < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 08/07/1445
(due) 25/12/1445 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Davy (m) Chaplain London < England Plaintiff
Richard Jay (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Walshe (m) Clerk Parson (lately of) Brede < Sussex < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 312d

Term: Hilary 1447
County: Bedfordshire
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Damages awarded: 5m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Hichecok and John William state that on 17 November 1442 Thomas Hale, the testator, made bond with them in £10, but he did not pay, and nor has his widow and executor Cecily, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: CH states that she was never executor of TH, and never administered any goods formerly of TH.

Pleading: WH and JW state that after TH's death, CH administered various goods formerly of TH, namely at Ampthill and elsewhere in that county. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff to have jury of Ampthill here at quindene of Easter.

Postea text: Jury in respite to Easter five weeks. On that day, parties came, jury said that after the death of TH, CH did administer various goods formerly of TH, namely various sums of money, jars, dishes, beds and other household utensils, as his executor. Damages and costs assigned at 5m. Plaintiffs to recover debt of £10, and damages of 5m. CH amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Ampthill < Bedfordshire < England (initial) 17/11/1442
(due) 02/02/1443 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Cecily Hale (f) Widow London < England Defendant, Executor
John Bedford (m) Attorney of defendant
John Grene (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John William (m) Yeoman Millbrook < Bedfordshire < England Plaintiff
Thomas Hale (m) dec. Citizen Fishmonger London < England Testator
William Hichecok (m) Woolman Ampthill < Bedfordshire < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 313

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Arbitration; Bond; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Thomas Yonge, William Wangford and William Genneye state that on 22 June 1444 Richard Chever made bond with them in £20, but has not paid, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court.

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

Pleading: [continued at Easter 1447, rot 308d] RC asks to hear the bond and the condition, and these are read in court. The condition is such that if RC should obey the judgment of the plaintiffs, arbiters in a dispute between John Fastolf and RC over the rights to set up a fold in Blickling pertaining to RC as claimed, and implement this judgment, provided that it is delivered to him or John Damme in his name, under the seals of at least two of the arbiters, by All Saints after the date of the bond, then the bond shall have no effect. Having heard this, RC, protesting that the arbiters never made any judgment on this foldage, states that the plaintiffs ought not maintain their action as they did not render judgment on this to him or John Damme by the aforesaid feast of All Saints, as specified in the condition.

Pleading: The plaintiffs state that on the Sunday before All Saints (25 October 1444), at Southwark, they adjudged that RC had not right to any fold in Blickling. They wrote and sealed their judgment and offered it to RC, but he refused to accept it, and afterwards, before the original writ of JF [see CP 40/745, rot 322], erected a fold in Blickling, contrary to their judgment.

Pleading: RC states that the arbiters did not offer their judgment to him as they claim. All parties on the country. Sheriff of Surrey to have jury here at octave of Trinity.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/745, rot 308d. For the case of Fastolf against Chever regarding the building of the fold, see CP 40/745, rot 322.

Events
Type Place Date
Trespass Blickling < Norfolk < England
Bond St Michael le Querne < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 22/06/1444
(due) 29/09/1444 < Michaelmas
Arbitration Southwark < Surrey < England (initial) 25/10/1444
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
James Gresham (m) Attorney of defendant
John Damme (m) Other
John Fastolf (m) Knight Other
Richard Chever (m) Yeoman (lately of) Blickling < Norfolk < England Defendant
Thomas Yonge (m) Plaintiff
Walter Raulyns (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Genneye (m) Plaintiff
William Wangford (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 314

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Damages awarded: 20s
Costs: 113s 8d
Case type: Bond; Sale of goods

Pleading: John Abbey states that on 3 August 1445 Thomas Hertwell made bond with him in £10, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: TH states that he ought not owe this debt, as the bond was made under an agreement between them that TH would be bound to JA under the condition that if JA did not deliver to a certain William Penne various items of merchandise, namely one pipe of 'castle soap' and 500lb of rosin, all worth £10, within 3 days of the bond, then the bond shall have no effect, otherwise it shall remain in force. TH states that he is a man of little learning, and that the bond was read to him in English as containing this condition, and he, believing it contained this condition, sealed and delivered it. He therefore says that this bond, without this clause, was not of his making. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Easter. Document to remain in custody of Henry Fylongley for safe-keeping. TH appoints William Praers as his attorney.

Postea text: Document delivered to Richard Neuton, Chief Justice, HF quit.

Postea text: Document delivered to Richard Neuton, Chief Justice, HF quit.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to octave of Martinmas nisi prius they come before Richard Neuton at St Martin le Grand on 13 November 1447. On this day, JA came, RN sent record that on that day, before RN and John Danyell, parties came, jury said that the bond was made of TH, as JA claimed. Damages assigned at 20s, costs at 100s. JA to recover debt and damages, and a further 13s 8d costs assigned by the court, totalling 10m. TH to be taken.

Case notes: See related case on rot 314d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond All Hallows Barking < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 03/08/1445
(due) 01/08/1446 < St Peter ad Vincula
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Official
John Abbey (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
John Bedford (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Danyell (m) Justice
Richard Neuton (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
Thomas Hertwell (m) Citizen Saddler (lately of) London < England Defendant
William Penne (m) Grocer Other
William Praers (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 314d

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Damages awarded: 20s
Costs: 113s 4d
Case type: Bond; Sale of goods

Pleading: John Abbey states that on 3 August 1445 Thomas Cokkeshede made bond with him in £10, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: TC states that he ought not owe this debt, as the bond was made under an agreement between them that TC would be bound to JA under the condition that if JA did not deliver to a certain William Penne various items of merchandise, namely one pipe of 'castle soap' and 500lb of rosin, all worth £10, within 3 days of the bond, then the bond shall have no effect, otherwise it shall remain in force. TC states that he is a man of little learning, and that the bond was read to him in English as containing this condition, and he, believing it contained this condition, sealed and delivered it. He therefore says that this bond, without this clause, was not of his making. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Easter. Document to remain in custody of Henry Fylongley for safe-keeping. TC appoints Thomas Coke as his attorney.

Postea text: Document delivered to Richard Neuton, Chief Justice, HF quit.

Postea text: Document delivered to Richard Neuton, Chief Justice, HF quit.

Postea text: RN returned the document to HF, and is quit.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to octave of Martinmas nisi prius they come before Richard Neuton at St Martin le Grand on 13 November 1447. On this day, JA came, RN sent record that on that day, before RN and John Danyell, parties came, jury said that the bond was made of TC, as JA claimed. Damages assigned at 20s, costs at 100s. JA to recover debt and damages, and a further 13s 4d costs assigned by the court, totalling 10m (sic). TC to be taken.

Case notes: See related case on rot 314.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond All Hallows Barking < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 03/08/1445
(due) 01/08/1446 < St Peter ad Vincula
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Official
John Abbey (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
John Bedford (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Danyell (m) Justice
Richard Neuton (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
Thomas Coke (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Cokkeshede (m) Citizen Brewer London < England Defendant
William Penne (m) Grocer Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 317d

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: £10
Damages awarded: 13s 4d
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: John Langwith states that on 10 August 1445 he and John Droll accounted for carious sums of money received by JD for JL, and upon this JD was found to be in arrears by £4. However, he has not paid this, and refuses, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: JD states that he does not owe JL this or any money as claimed. Order that he wager his law at Easter three weeks, pledges for law named. Attorney to have JD here at that term.

Postea text: JD made essoin, to quindene of Trinity.

Postea text: JL came, JD did not come. Order that JL recover debt of £10, and damages at 13s 4d. JD amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Mary Abchurch < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 10/08/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Dore (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Bust (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Droll (m) Mercer Norwich < Norfolk < England Defendant
John Hore (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Langwith (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Plaintiff
William Boundes (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 320d

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Peter and Herman Cangeter, merchants of the Hanse, state that 26 February 1439 John Croweley made bond with them in £32 10s, but has not paid, to their damage of £40. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: JC states that he should not be bound to this debt, as at this time he was imprisoned by PC and HC and their associates at Kirby le Soken in Essex, and detained there until he made this bond under duress.

Pleading: PC and HC deny this, stating that at the time of the bond JC was not imprisoned, and made the bond freely and not under any duress. All parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Essex to have jury of Kirby le Soken here at the quindene of Easter.

Postea text: 6 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Michaelmas 1448.

Events
Type Place Date
Imprisonment Kirby le Soken < Essex < England (initial) 26/02/1439
Bond All Hallows the Great < Dowgate Ward < London < England (initial) 26/02/1439
(due) 29/09/1439 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Herman Cangeter (m) Merchant Plaintiff
John Crowley alias John Croweley (m) Merchant (lately of) Colchester < Essex < England Defendant
Peter Cangeter (m) Merchant Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Tynt (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 324

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Account
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: Robert Clyderowe states that Henry Inglose served as his receiver of money from 20 May 1441 until 20 May 1443, and during that time received £86 from the hands of Robert Lethom to the trade and profit of RC. HI was to make and render reasonable account to RC for this period, but has not done so, and refuses, to his damage of £100

Pleading: HI granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter, with assent of RC.

Postea text: 17 further licences to imparl, to octave of St John the Baptist 1451.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Lawrence Jewry < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 20/05/1441
(due) 20/05/1443
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Inglose (m) Knight Dilham < Norfolk < England Defendant
James Gresham (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Clyderowe (m) Plaintiff
Robert Lethom (m) Other
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 336

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Assault

Pleading: Erkenwald Wellys states that on 3 October 1445 Henry Wylton gathered a group of 20 armed men, and, intending to kill him, assaulted him in London, beating and wounding him so badly that he feared for his life, and causing such great injuries that he was unable to go about his business, namely various sales and purchases, for one month, and his business remained undone. This was against the peace, and to his damage of £100.

Pleading: HW states that on the day of EW's original writ he was living in the parish of St Andrew Holborn in Middlesex, and not in Great Plumstead, as the writ supposes. He seeks judgment on the writ.

Pleading: EW states that on the day of his original writ, namely 12 October 1446, HW was living at Great Plumstead, as his writ supposes. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Norfolk to have jury of Great Plumstead here at Easter 3 weeks.

Postea text: 4 posteas, sheriff of Norfolk did not send writ, to Easter one month 1448.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault St Michael Bassishaw < Bassishaw Ward < London < England (initial) 03/10/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Erkenwald Wellys (m) Plaintiff
Henry Wylton (m) Gentleman St Andrew Holborn < Middlesex < England alias Great Plumstead < Norfolk < England Defendant
William Marchall (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 336d

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Seyton and Thomas Burbage state that on 9 June 1437 William Archebolt made bond with them in £40, but has not paid, to their damage of 100m. They show the bond in court.

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

Case notes: Many of same people appear in another case on this rot, and two more on rot 340d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 09/06/1437
(due) 25/12/1437 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Adam Gauge (m) Husbandman Hinwick < Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant
Henry Wilton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Chapman (m) Gentleman Sywell < Northamptonshire < England Surety for defendant
John Greyby (m) Gentleman Kingsthorpe < Northamptonshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Burbage (m) Rushden < Northamptonshire < England Plaintiff
Thomas Seyton (m) Maidwell < Northamptonshire < England Plaintiff
William Archebolt (m) Husbandman (lately of) Rushden < Northamptonshire < England Defendant
William Gauge (m) Husbandman Hinwick < Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 336d

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John and Alice Robberdes state that on 1 October 1439 William Gawge made bond with John Say, now deceased, in £10, but did not pay JS during his lifetime, and has not paid Alice, widow and executor of JS, or JR, her new husband, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court, and the testamentary letters of JS, by which they have executry and administration.

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

Case notes: Many of same people appear in another case on this rot, and two more on rot 340d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 01/10/1439
(due) 02/02/1440 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
(due) 25/12/1440 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Alice Robberdes (f) Executor, Plaintiff
Henry Wylton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Chapman (m) Yeoman Sywell < Northamptonshire < England Surety for defendant
John Robberdes (m) Plaintiff
John Say (m) dec. Podington < Bedfordshire < England Testator
Richard Pittis (m) Gentleman Brigstock < Northamptonshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Craunfeld (m) Gentleman Brigstock < Northamptonshire < England Surety for defendant
William Archebold (m) Husbandman Rushden < Northamptonshire < England Surety for defendant
William Gawge (m) Husbandman (lately of) Hinwick < Bedfordshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 340

Term: Hilary 1447
County: Kingston Upon Hull
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: []
Case type: Assault; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: William de la Pole, marquis of Suffolk, states that on 30 September 1443, at Kingston upon Hull, Stephen Forster and John Feld forcibly assaulted his servants, namely Thomas Mountenay and Thomas Steveton, and his tenants, namely Lawrence Tuttebury, William Northeby and John Birkyn, each of which held a messuage of the marquis in Kingston upon Hull by fealty and a rent of 12d, causing such great injuries that the servants dare not perform their duties, namely collecting rents and farms, and the tenants have withdrawn from their tenure for a long time. This was against the peace, and to the marquis's damage of £[omitted].

Pleading: SF and JF granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl to quindene of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault Kingston upon Hull < Yorkshire < England (initial) 30/09/1443
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Birkyn (m) Kingston upon Hull < Yorkshire < England Other
John Feld (m) Merchant London < England Defendant
Lawrence Tuttebury (m) Kingston upon Hull < Yorkshire < England Other
Stephen Forster (m) Merchant London < England Defendant
Thomas Deneys (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Mountenay (m) Servant Other
Thomas Steveton (m) Servant Other
William Northebury (m) Kingston upon Hull < Yorkshire < England Other
William Pole (m) Marquis Suffolk [marquessate] Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 340d

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John and Alice Robberdes state that on 1 October 1439 Adam Gawge made bond with John Say, now deceased, in £10, but did not pay JS during his lifetime, and has not paid Alice, widow and executor of JS, or JR, her new husband, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court, and the testamentary letters of JS, by which they have executry and administration.

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

Case notes: Many of same people appear in another case on this rot, and two more on rot 336d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 01/10/1439
(due) 02/02/1440 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
(due) 25/12/1440 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Adam Gawge (m) Husbandman (lately of) Hinwick < Bedfordshire < England Defendant
Alice Robberdes (f) Executor, Plaintiff
Henry Wilton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Chapman (m) Yeoman Sywell < Northamptonshire < England Surety for defendant
John Robberdes (m) Plaintiff
John Say (m) dec. Podington < Bedfordshire < England Testator
Richard Pittis (m) Gentleman Brigstock < Northamptonshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Craunfeld (m) Gentleman Brigstock < Northamptonshire < England Surety for defendant
William Archebold (m) Husbandman Rushden < Northamptonshire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 340d

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: John and Alice Robberdes state that on 20 April 1442, John Say, now deceased, and John Greyby accounted concerning various sums of money received by JG for JS, and JG was found to be in arrears by £10. However, he did not pay JS during his life, and has not paid Alice, widow and executor of JS, or JR, her new husband, to their damage of £20.

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

Postea text: Parties came, JG states that he does not detain this £10 from the plaintiffs or any money as claimed. Wagers his law immediately. JR and AR take nothing, amerced for false claim.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Michael Bassishaw < Bassishaw Ward < London < England (initial) 20/04/1442
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Alice Robberdes (f) Executor, Plaintiff
Henry Wylton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Chapman (m) Yeoman Sywell < Northamptonshire < England Surety for defendant
John Greyby (m) Gentleman Kingsthorpe < Northamptonshire < England Defendant
John Robberdes (m) Plaintiff
John Say (m) dec. Podington < Bedfordshire < England Testator
Richard Pittis (m) Gentleman Brigstock < Northamptonshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Craunfeld (m) Gentleman Brigstock < Northamptonshire < England Surety for defendant
William Archebold (m) Husbandman Rushden < Northamptonshire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 360

Term: Hilary 1447
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 10m
Damages awarded: 6s 8d
Costs: 10s
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Ralph Say states that on 18 March 1439 William Payn made bond with him in £12 16s 9d, but has not paid, to his damage of 10m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: WP states that he should not be bound to this debt, as at this time he was imprisoned by RS and his associates in the parish of St Andrew Holborn, and detained there until he made this bond under duress.

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

Postea text: Writ arrived too late, to octave of Trinity 1447

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to octave of Martinmas 1447. Parties came, first panel of jurors came, as well as a panel of ten more. WP says that the jurors were arrayed by the bailiff of the liberty of the Abbot of Westminster, at the nomination and to the benefit of RS. Triers say this is true, and jurors removed. Sheriff to get new jury, to octave of Hilary 1448, without interference from the bailiff.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to quindene of Trinity 1448, Parties came, jury came, said that at the time of the bond WP was not imprisoned and made the bond freely and not under duress. Damages assigned to RS at 6s 8d, costs at 10s (rest of note incomplete) WP amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Imprisonment St Andrew Holborn < Middlesex < England (initial) 18/03/1439
Bond St Andrew Holborn < Middlesex < England (initial) 18/03/1439
(due) 24/06/1439 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Ralph Say (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Payn (m) Skinner (lately of) Uxbridge < Middlesex < England Defendant
William Staynford (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 360d

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Thomas Kyrkeby states that on 14 May 1443 Robert Colyns bought from him 40 bales of woad for £13 3s 4d, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 14/05/1443
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Robert Colyns (m) Cofferer London < England Defendant
Thomas Kyrkeby (m) Mercer London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 360d

Term: Hilary 1447
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 10m
Damages awarded: 6s 8d
Costs: 50s
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Robert Shirbourne states that on 15 November 1440 William Payn made bond with him in £9, but has not paid, to his damage of 10m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: WP states that he should not be bound to this debt, as at this time he was imprisoned by RS and his associates in Westminster, and detained there until he made this bond under duress.

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

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to quindene of Trinity 1447. Parties came, jury came, WP claims that the jury panel was arrayed by Thomas Mullyng, undersheriff of Middlesex, at the nomination and in favour of RS. Triers say this is true, jury discharged. Sheriff to have new jury here at octave of Michaelmas, TM to have no involvement.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to octave of Martinmas 1447. Parties came, main jury came, and panel of ten. WP again appealed the jury, saying that it had been arrayed by John Savage, bailiff of the liberty of the Abbot of Westminster, in favour and at the nomination of RS. Triers say this is true, jury discharged. Sheriff to have new jury here at octave of Hilary 1448, provided Savage has no involvement.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to quindene of Trinity 1448. Parties came, jury came, said that at the time of the bond, WP was not imprisoned, and made the bond freely and not under any duress. Damages assigned to RS at 6s 8d, costs at 10s. Order that RS recover debt and damages and costs, and another 40s costs assigned by the justices, to a total of 4m 3s 4d.

Events
Type Place Date
Imprisonment Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 15/11/1440
Bond Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 15/11/1440
(due) 24/06/1441 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Savage (m) Bailiff Official
Robert Shirbourne (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Mullyng (m) Under-sheriff Middlesex < England Official
William Payn (m) Skinner (lately of) Brentford < Middlesex < England Defendant
William Staynford (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 365

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: James Fynaunce states that on 11 June 1444 he delivered to John Brampton for safe-keeping goods and chattels worth 10m, namely one feather bed, one hanging bed of white linen cloth with three curtains of the same, one set of bedding of flowery fabric, a large chest, a chair, a dining table, a round table, two trestles, one red chest ('coffrum'), 26 bowls, 18 small bowls, three baths, one kettle ('lebetem'), one hanging candelabra, one dish with a chain ('cathena'), three candlesticks, two mirrors, three benches ('formulas'), two 'putos' (undyed?) cloths, two lattices, two sieves, four chairs, one amphora to carry water, three brass jars, four plates, two latten ('electreas') jars, three baths ('calefactoria'), one frying pan, one pepper mill, one brazen bath, six dishes, two wide platters, six salt cellars, one jar for mustard, two spits, two fire-irons and one chest. These were to be returned on request, but JB now refuses to return them to JF, to his damage of 20m.

Pleading: JB granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter, with assent of JF. Pledges named.

Postea text: 9 further licences to imparl, to octave of Trinity 1449

Case notes: For another case from this plaintiff, involving largely the same items, see rot 368.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 11/06/1444
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
James Fynaunce (m) Plaintiff
John Bore (m) Weaver London < England Surety for defendant
John Bradfeld (m) Butcher London < England Surety for defendant
John Brampton (m) Carpenter (lately of) London < England Defendant
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Lambard (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
William Marchall (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 365

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Assault

Pleading: Thomas Cotes states that on 24 September 1446 John Wayneshede assaulted him in London, against the peace and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: JW denies responsibility for this trespass as claimed by TC. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at Easter one month.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, sicut prius, to quindene of Trinity.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault St Leonard Eastcheap < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Wayneshede (m) Butcher London < England Defendant
Thomas Cotes (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Spyrk (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 368

Term: Hilary 1447
County: Bedfordshire
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Damages awarded: £9
Costs: 40s
Case type: Abduction; Arbitration; Taking of goods

Pleading: James Fynaunce states that on 11 June 1444, at Stagsden, John Partrych and John Bateman, together with John Goldyng and his wife Isabella, forcibly took and carried away goods of his worth £10, namely one feather bed, one hanging bed of white linen cloth with three curtains of the same, one covering, one large chest, five chairs, two dining tables, two trestles, one strongbox, 26 bowls, 18 small latten bowls, three latten ewers, one latten cooking pot ('cacabus'), one hanging candelabra, seven latten candlesticks, two mirrors, one jar bound with iron, three brazen jars, four brazen plates, two latten ('electreas') jars, one iron frying pan, one mill, one latten bath, 14 latten dishes, two iron spits, two fire-irons, one cupboard and other household utensils, and also abducted his servant, John Goldyng, depriving him of his service for 40 weeks. This was against the peace, and to his damage of £20,

Pleading: JP and JB deny force and arms. All parties on the country. Regarding the rest, they state that on 12 July 1445, by the mediation of William Brewaster and Richard Godwyne, they made an agreement with JF regarding this and all other actions between them before that date, that JP and JB would give JF one gallon of red wine in full satisfaction of all outstanding actions, which they did immediately.

Pleading: JF states that there was never any such agreement between them concerning this trespass, as they claim. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff of London to have jury here at quindene of Easter.

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

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to quindene of Martinmas, nisi prius they come before Richard Neuton at St Martin le Grand on the Wednesday after St Edward the king. On that day, JF came, RN sent record that on that day, before RN and John Danyell, parties came, jury says that there was never any agreement as claimed by JP and JB. Damages assigned to JF at £9, costs at 40s. Order that JF recover damages. JP and JB to be taken.

Postea text: JF acknowledged satisfaction of the damages, JP and JB quit.

Postea text: JP made fine with the king in 6s 8d. Pledges named. JP quit.

Case notes: For another case from this plaintiff, involving largely the same items, see rot 365.

Events
Type Place Date
Arbitration St Gregory by St Paul's < Castle Baynard Ward < London < England (initial) 12/07/1445
Abduction
Taking of Goods
Stagsden < Bedfordshire < England (initial) 11/06/1444
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Isabella Goldyng (f) North Crawley < Buckinghamshire < England Accessory
James Fynaunce (m) Esquire Plaintiff
John Bateman (m) Clerk London < England Defendant
John Danyell (m) Justice
John Goldyng (m) Shoemaker North Crawley < Buckinghamshire < England Accessory
John Goldyng (m) Servant Other
John Partrych (m) Tailor London < England Defendant
Richard Godwyne (m) Arbitrator
Richard Neuton (m) Chief Justice Justice
Robert Bailly (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Coke (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Gurney (m) Attorney of defendant
William Brewaster (m) Arbitrator

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 368d

Term: Hilary 1447
County: Kent
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Breach of Statute; Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: Richard Bruyn, citing the terms of the Statute of Labourers, states that on 6 July 1446, at Eslingham (Islingham) he retained Antigone Richard to serve as a maid and chamberlain for one year, but before the end of that term , on 7 September 1446, she left his service without good cause or licence, and entered the service of Peter Richard at Gravesend, but he has refused to return her to RB, in contempt of the king, against the statute and to his damage of £10.

Pleading: PR and AR granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl, to octave of Michaelmas 1447.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract Eslingham < Kent < England (initial) 06/07/1446
(due) 06/07/1447
Breach of Statute Gravesend < Kent < England (initial) 07/09/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Antigone Richard (f) Servant (lately of) London < England Defendant
Peter Richard (m) Vintner London < England Defendant
Richard Bruyn (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 371

Term: Hilary 1447
County: Devon
Writ type: Disseisin
Damages claimed: []
Case type: Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: William Pasty seeks against Richard Hert one messuage and one furlong of land with appurtenances in Saunton, of which he has been unjustly disseised.

Pleading: JL and JL granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter, with assent of WP.

Postea text: 7 further licences to imparl, to morrow of All Souls 1449.

Events
Type Place Date
Disseisin Saunton < Devon < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Hert jnr (m) Defendant
William Pasty (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Plaintiff
William Sharp (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 371

Term: Hilary 1447
County: Devon
Writ type: Disseisin
Damages claimed: []
Case type: Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: William Pasty seeks against John and Joan Loveryng a messuage, one furlong of land and two acres of meadow in Georgeham, of which he has been unjustly disseised.

Pleading: JL and JL granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter, with assent of WP.

Postea text: 3 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Easter 1448.

Events
Type Place Date
Disseisin Georgeham < Devon < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Joan Loveryng (f) Defendant
John Loveryng (m) Defendant
William Pasty (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Plaintiff
William Sharpe (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 371d

Term: Hilary 1447
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Breach of Statute; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Robert, Abbot of St Mary Graces by the Tower of London, citing the terms of the Statute of 1 Henry V against people using forged documentation to dispute title to property, states that on 20 November 1446, at Westminster, John Rous produced a false deed that the Abbot had released and quit-claimed to him for the term of his life all right and claim to a certain garden lying in Tower Hill, between the garden formerly held by Margery Welton and the lane of the abbot and convent leading to the mill of St Katherine to the west, the gardens of John Horold and Ralph Bate to the north, the gardens of Thomas Hatcher, brewer, and Peter atte Vyne to the east, and the gardens of John Cokke, weaver, to the south, and a parcel of wharfage lying next to the watermill called the 'Crasmyll' ('Graces' Mill', 'Crachemilles'), so that the abbot and his successors would have no claim during Rous's life, or be able to sell them, but would be excluded, thus disturbing their rightful possession, in contempt of the king, against the statute and to his damage of £40.

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

Postea text: 3 further licences to imparl to octave of Hilary 1448.

Case notes: For related case by Rous see CP 40/743, rot 316.

Events
Type Place Date
Location of Property Tower Hill < London < England
Breach of Statute Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 20/11/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Bedford (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Cokke (m) Weaver Other
John Horold (m) Other
John Rous (m) Yeoman (lately of) London < England Defendant
Margery Welton (f) Other
Peter atte Vyne (m) Other
Ralph Bate (m) Other
Robert [un-named] (m) Abbot St Mary Graces [abbey] London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Hatcher (m) Brewer Other
Thomas Hever (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 371d

Term: Hilary 1447
County: Essex
Writ type: Other
Damages claimed: []
Case type: Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: The Dean and Chapter of St Paul's seek against John Hoke four acres of wood in Thundersley, which JH holds but which ought to revert to the Dean and Chapter by the terms of the statute of common council, as JH has withdrawn his service. They state that JH holds this wood of the Dean and Chapter by homage, fealty and rent of 12d, and suit of court at [omitted] every three weeks, of which the Dean and Chapter were seised of the hand of Richard Hoke, father of JH. However, JH has not done this service for two years before the date of the original writ, namely [omitted].

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

Postea text: Parties came, [incomplete].

Events
Type Place Date
Breach of Tenure Thundersley < Essex < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Hoke (m) Rayleigh < Essex < England Defendant
John Tanfeld (m) Attorney of defendant
Richard Hoke (m) dec. Other
Thomas Lisieux (m) Dean St Paul's Cathedral, London [cathedral] London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 374

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Lacy states that on 26 May 1445 John May made bond with him in £20, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond All Hallows Barking < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 26/05/1445
(due) 17/04/1446 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Lacy (m) Plaintiff
John May (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Defendant
Thomas Depden (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Brayn (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 374

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s
Damages awarded: 6s 8d
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John Kyng, Thomas Davy and John Morley, executors of John Kynge, and Richard Nedam and his wife Alice, widow and co-executor of John Kynge, state that on 12 May 1442 Godfrey Hylton bought from John Kynge the testator 10 yards of woollen cloth of various colours for 68s 2d, but has not paid either JK himself or his executors, to their damage of 100s.

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

Postea text: 3 further licences to imparl, to octave of Hilary 1448.

Postea text: Executors came, GH did not come, default. Plaintiffs to recover the debt, and damages of 6s 8d. GH amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods All Hallows Bread Street < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 12/05/1442
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Alice Kynge alias Alice Nedam (f) Executor, Plaintiff
Godfrey Hylton (m) Knight (lately of) Irnham < Lincolnshire < England Defendant
John Kyng (m) Clerk Executor, Plaintiff
John Kynge (m) dec. Citizen Tailor London < England Testator
John Morley (m) Executor, Plaintiff
John Pynchebek (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Jay (m) Gentleman Crawley < Sussex < England Surety for defendant
Richard Nedam (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Davy (m) Executor, Plaintiff
William Godale (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
William Staynford (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 374d

Term: Hilary 1447
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Deye states that on 25 February 1439 Henry Broke made bond with him in £22 18s 4d, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

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

Postea text: 9 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Trinity 1449.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Andrew by the Wardrobe < Castle Baynard Ward < London < England (initial) 25/02/1439
(due) 15/05/1440 < Pentecost
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Broke (m) Merchant London < England Defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Deye (m) Burford < Oxfordshire < England Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 374d

Term: Hilary 1447
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Breach of Statute; Maintenance

Pleading: Thomas Pope, citing the terms of the statute against maintenance of suits, states that on 10 October 1446 John Pounte unlawfully maintained and sustained the suit before the king's justices between TP and James Valleron concerning a debt of 8m owed by JV to TP, on the part of the said JV, in contempt of the king, against the form of the statute and to his damage of 20m.

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

Postea text: 5 further licences to imparl, to octave of Trinity 1448.

Events
Type Place Date
Breach of Statute
Maintenance
Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 10/10/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
James Valleron (m) Broker London < England Other
John Pounte (m) Merchant London < England Defendant
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Pope (m) Citizen Vintner London < England Plaintiff
William Staynford (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/744, rot. 375

Term: Hilary 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account); Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond; Reckoning of account

Pleading: Thomas Burgoyne and Robert Gayton, executors of John Wode, state that on 28 February 1440 Richard Fax made bond with John Wode the testator in £11 17s 2d, and also on the same day accounted with JW for various sums received by him for JW before that date, and was found to be in arrears by a further £6 2s 10d. However, RF has not paid either sum, neither to JW nor his executors, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court, and the testamentary letters of JW, by which they have executry and administration.

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

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl, to octave of Michaelmas 1447.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting London < England (initial) 28/02/1440
Bond London < England (initial) 28/02/1440
(due) 24/08/1440 < St Bartholomew
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bedford (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Wode (m) dec. Citizen Grocer London < England Testator
Nicholas Davy (m) Attorney of defendant
Richard Fax (m) Fuller Stoke Sub Hamdon < Somerset < England Defendant
Robert Gayton (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Executor, Plaintiff
Thomas Burgoyne (m) Gentleman London < England Executor, Plaintiff