CP40/746
Trinity term 1447

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'CP40/746: Trinity term 1447', Court of common pleas: The National Archives, CP40: 1399-1500 (2010). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=118113 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 069
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 069

Term: Trinity 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Loan

Pleading: Richard Wode, by attorney [name omitted], states that on 20 January 1445 Thomas Freman borrowed 40s from him, payable on request, but has not repaid this, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: TF, in person, defends force and injury etc [pleading incomplete].

Events
Type Place Date
Loan All Hallows Bread Street < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 20/01/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Wode (m) Fishmonger London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Freman (m) Merchant Salisbury < Wiltshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 069

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

Pleading: William Botiller of Gloucester, constable of Cardiff, states that on 6 June 1424 John Neweman made bond with him in £19 10s. He has paid £8 10s of this, but has not paid the remaining £11, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JN granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 06/06/1424
(due) 01/11/1424 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Neweman (m) Yeoman Wandsworth < Surrey < England Defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Botiller (m) Esquire Constable Gloucester < Gloucestershire < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 070

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

Pleading: Thomas Kyrkeby states that on 19 October 1443 David Rede bought from him 210 ells of linen cloth and 6 yards of buckram for £6, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of £100s.

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

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to octave of Hilary 1448. Parties come, jury states that DR does not owe this or any money as claimed. TK to take nothing, amerced for false claim. DR sent without day.

Case notes: Preceded by London case between these parties, probably on the same cloth, although figures are different.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 19/10/1443
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
David Rede (m) Cordwainer Hereford < Herefordshire < England Defendant
Thomas Coburley (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Kyrkeby (m) Mercer London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 070

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

Pleading: Thomas Kyrkeby states that on 26 October 1443 David Rede forcibly broke into his house in London and took goods worth £20, namely 220 ells of linen cloth and 6 yards of buckram, against the peace and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: DR denies responsibility for this trespass as claimed by TK. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Michaelmas.

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

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to octave of Purification 1448, nisi prius they come before John Portyngton, JCP, at St Martin le Grand on 8 February 1448. On this day, DR came, JP sent record that on that day, before JP and Thomas Folketon, parties came, jury stated that DR was not responsible for this trespass as claimed. TK to take nothing, amerced for false claim. DR sent without day.

Case notes: Followed by Middlesex case between these parties, probably on the same cloth, although figures are different.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 26/10/1443
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
David Rede (m) Cordwainer Hereford < Herefordshire < England Defendant
John Portyngton (m) Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
Thomas Coburley (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Folketon (m) Justice
Thomas Kyrkeby (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 070d

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

Pleading: William Brokham and Thomas Heryng state that on 20 January 1447 William Boll and John Tymberden, together with John Blak, John Agland and Thomas atte Feld, forcibly broke into his house at Ewell and took and carried off goods worth £10, namely one quarter of oats, six pecks of malt, one bow, six arrows, one kerchief ('flameolum'), one chest and three keys, against the peace and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: WB and JT deny responsibility for this trespass as claimed. All parties on the country. Sheriff of Surrey to have jury of Ewell here at octave of Michaelmas.

Postea text: 4 posteas, various, to quindene of Trinity 1448.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Ewell < Surrey < England (initial) 20/01/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Agland (m) Labourer Ewell < Surrey < England Accessory
John Blak (m) Labourer Ewell < Surrey < England Accessory
John Tymberden (m) Goldturner London < England Defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas atte Feld (m) Husbandman Ewell < Surrey < England Accessory
Thomas Heryng (m) Plaintiff
William Boll (m) Husbandman Ewell < Surrey < England Defendant
William Brokham (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 106

Term: Trinity 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Damages awarded: 5s
Costs: 61s 8d
Case type: Bond

Pleading: George de Pyle and Angelo Tane state that on 24 October 1446 Richard Gofer made two bonds with them, each in £7 3s, but has not paid either, to their damage of £40. They show the bonds in court.

Pleading: RG states that the bonds were not of his making. All parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at the octave of St John the Baptist. Documents to remain in custody of Henry Fylongley for safe-keeping. Pledges named.

Postea text: Jury in respite to octave of Michaelmas 1447 nisi prius they come before Richard Neuton at St Martin le Grand on 10 July 1447. On this day, plaintiffs come, RN sends record that on that day, before RN and John Danyell, parties come, jury say that the bonds were made of RG, as plaintiffs claim. Damages assigned at 5s, costs at 20s. Order that plaintiffs recover debt, damages of 25s, and a further 41s 8d further costs assigned by the court, to a total of 5m. RG to be taken.

Postea text: Plaintiffs come, RG brought by sheriff. Plaintiffs acknowledge satisfaction of debt and damages. RG makes fine with the king in 20s, pledges named. RG quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 24/10/1446
(due) 11/11/1446 < Martinmas
Bond St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 24/10/1446
(due) 25/12/1446 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Angelus Tane (m) Merchant Plaintiff
George Pyle (m) Merchant Plaintiff
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Official
John Cok (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
John Danyell (m) Justice
John Horncastell (m) Ironmonger London < England Surety for defendant
John Ketyng (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
John Pakker (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Gofer (m) Citizen Butcher London < England Defendant
Richard Neuton (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
Thomas Cotiller (m) Cutler Westminster < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
William Cumberford (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William North (m) Butcher London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 106d

Term: Trinity 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Damages awarded: 5s
Costs: 61s 8d
Case type: Bond

Pleading: George de Pyle and Angelo Tane state that on 24 October 1446 Richard Gofer made two bonds with them, each in £7 3s, but has not paid either, to their damage of £40. They show the bonds in court.

Pleading: JR states that the bonds were not of his making. All parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at the octave of St John the Baptist. Documents to remain in custody of Henry Fylongley for safe-keeping. Pledges named.

Postea text: Jury in respite to octave of Michaelmas 1447 nisi prius they come before Richard Neuton at St Martin le Grand on 10 July 1447. On this day, plaintiffs come, RN sends record that on that day, before RN and John Danyell, parties come, jury say that the bonds were made of JR, as plaintiffs claim. Damages assigned at 5s, costs at 20s. Order that plaintiffs recover debt, damages of 25s, and a further 41s 8d further costs assigned by the court, to a total of 5m. RG to be taken.

Postea text: Plaintiffs come, JR brought by sheriff. Plaintiffs acknowledge satisfaction of debt and damages. JR makes fine with the king in 20s, pledges named. JR quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 24/10/1446
(due) 25/12/1446 < Christmas
Bond St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 24/10/1446
(due) 11/11/1446 < Martinmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Angelo Tane (m) Merchant Plaintiff
George Pyle (m) Merchant Plaintiff
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Official
John Cok (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
John Danyell (m) Justice
John Horncastell (m) Ironmonger London < England Surety for defendant
John Ketyng (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
John Pakker (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
John Rydyng (m) Citizen Butcher London < England Defendant
Richard Neuton (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas Justice
Thomas Coteller (m) Cutler Westminster < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
William Cumberford (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William North (m) Butcher London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 107

Term: Trinity 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Debt; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Thomas Berners states that on 20 August 1438 he demised at farm to John Smyth a house in the parish of St Thomas the Apostle, to hold for three years from Michaelmas 1438, at an annual rent of 23s 4d. However, JS has not paid TB for two of these three years, and is in arrears by 46s 8d, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: JS states that he does not owe TB this or any money as claimed. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Michaelmas. Pledges named for defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Rental Agreement St Thomas the Apostle < Vintry Ward < London < England (initial) 20/08/1438
(due) 29/09/1441
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Milburn (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
John Penalowe (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
John Smyth (m) Hackneyman London < England Defendant
Richard Skilfull (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Hope (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
Simon Horston (m) Glover London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Berners (m) Esquire Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 109

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

Pleading: Memorandum that John Aleyn and John Rosewaryn appeared in court on 14 June this term and showed their bill as follows. JA and JR seek against John Tanfeld, attorney of the bench, that he render 60s which he owes and unjustly detains. They say that on 16 January 1447 JT made bond with them in 60s, payable at the Purification then next, but has not paid, to their damage of 100s. They show the bond in court. Pledges to prosecute named.

Pleading: JT granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas.

Case notes: For another case on this bond see CP 40/755, rot 511.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Martin Ludgate < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 16/01/1447
(due) 02/02/1447 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Feiely (m) Surety of Plaintiff
John Aleyn (m) Citizen Brewer London < England Plaintiff
John Rosewaryn (m) Brewer Plaintiff
John Tanfeld (m) Gentleman Westminster < Middlesex < England Defendant
William Malmeyn (m) Surety of Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 114

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

Pleading: Thomas Adams states that on 14 January 1447 John Aleyn made bond with him in 46s 8d, payable on the octave of the Purification, but he has not paid, to his damage of 40s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JA granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Andrew Holborn < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 14/01/1447
(due) 09/02/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Aleyn (m) Brewer London < England Defendant
John Tanfeld (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Adams (m) Gentleman London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 119

Term: Trinity 1447
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Assault

Pleading: The Dean and Chapter of St Paul's, London, state that on 20 April 1447 Matthew Feld forcibly assaulted their servant William Holman in the 'town' of St Giles, causing such great injuries that, for this and for fear of further attacks, he did not dare conduct their business, namely the collection of rents and the supervision of their servants and labourers, from that day until the date of their original writ, namely 10 March [sic, presumably error for May] 1447, against the peace and to their damage of £40.

Pleading: MF denies responsibility for this trespass as claimed. All parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Michaelmas.

Postea text: 7 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to the morrow of St John the Baptist 1449.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault St Giles in the Fields < Middlesex < England (initial) 20/04/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Matthew Feld (m) Skinner London < England Defendant
Richard Jay (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Levermore (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Lisieux (m) Dean St Paul's Cathedral, London [cathedral] St Paul's < London < England Plaintiff
William Holman (m) Servant Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 121

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

Pleading: William Vynour states that on 27 February 1447 John Halywell and William Campden, together with John Chirch, forcibly assaulted him in London, against the peace and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: JH and WC deny responsibility for this trespass as claimed. All parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of St John the Baptist. Pledges named.

Pleading: [Followed by mesne process of same case by WV against John Chirch, who did not come. Sheriff to take, not found, to same term. Sheriff did not send writ, to morrow of All Souls.]

Events
Type Place Date
Assault St Dionis Backchurch < Langbourn Ward < London < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edward Candeler (m) Baker London < England Surety for defendant
John Campden (m) Fuller London < England Surety for defendant
John Chirch (m) Weaver London < England Accessory
John Halywell (m) Tapisser London < England Defendant
John Quyk (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Campden (m) Fuller London < England Defendant
William Colynton (m) Brewer London < England Surety for defendant
William Ferthyng (m) Tapisser London < England Surety for defendant
William Vynour (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 128

Term: Trinity 1447
County: Surrey
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: 100m
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: William Lovelas, executor of Beatrice Hayton, states that on 31 January 1432 John Ergaston, now deceased, accounted before John Chynnore and himself at Kingston upon Thames regarding various sums of money received by JE for BH. On this account he was found to be in arrears to BH by £40, but neither JE or his administrators (his widow Isabella, Richard Philip and John Ergaston) have paid this sum, either to BH or her executor WL, to his damage of 100m. He shows in court the testamentary letters of BH, by which he has executry and administration.

Pleading: IE, RP and JE, administrators of JE, deceased, protesting that there was never any such accounting as claimed by the plaintiff, nor did they ever administer any goods formerly of JE, deceased, state that administration of the goods and chattels formerly of JE was never committed to the said IE, RP and JE, as claimed by WL. All parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Michaelmas.

Postea text: sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Martinmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting Kingston upon Thames < Surrey < England (initial) 31/01/1432
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Beatrice Hayton (f) dec. Widow Merton < Surrey < England Testator
Isabella Ergaston (f) Widow Southwark < Surrey < England Administrator, Defendant
John Chynnore (m) Auditor
John Ergaston (m) Ironmonger (lately of) Kingston upon Thames < Surrey < England Administrator, Defendant
John Ergaston (m) dec. Ironmonger London < England Other
Richard Philip (m) Grocer London < England Administrator, Defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of defendant
William Lovelas (m) Auditor, Executor, Plaintiff
William Thwaytes (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 130

Term: Trinity 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: William Aleyn states that on 22 August 1446 he was retained by William Curteys to serve him as a butcher for 10 months, taking 4s per month. WA served him for this period, for which he was owed 40s, but WC has not paid, and refuses, to his damage of 40s.

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

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

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Nicholas Shambles < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 22/08/1446
(due) 22/06/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Quyk (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Aleyn (m) Plaintiff
William Curteys (m) Butcher London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 277

Term: Trinity 1447
County: Suffolk
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 200m
Damages awarded: 5m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Baker states that on 25 August 1439 John Faryngdon made bond with him in £100, but has not paid, to his damage of 200m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JF granted licence to imparl to quindene of Michaelmas. Pledges named.

Postea text: Parties came, JF admitted the debt as claimed. Order that JB recover the debt, and damages of 5m. JF amerced. And since JB has recovered this debt and damages against Henry Faryngdon, formerly of Exeter, with whom JF was jointly and severally obliged in the said debt, as shown in this same roll [rot 277d], JB shall have execution against both or either of them for this debt and damages.

Case notes: Case against Henry Faryngdon on reverse of this same rotulet.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Stoke by Nayland < Suffolk < England (initial) 25/08/1439
(due) 27/03/1440 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Faryngdon (m) Gentleman (lately of) Exeter < Devon < England Debtor
John Baker (m) Gentleman Stoke by Nayland < Suffolk < England Plaintiff
John Faryngdon (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Defendant
John Reppey (m) Yeoman Florey < Somerset < England Surety for defendant
Nicholas Davy (m) Gentleman Petherton < Somerset < England Surety for defendant
Richard Wey (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Tanfeld (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
William Boundes (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 301

Term: Trinity 1447
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Taking of goods

Pleading: John Payn states that on 12 June 1438 John Chapell and his wife Marion forcibly took and carried away goods of his worth 40s, namely one girdle decorated with silver and gilt, and one woman's saddle, against the peace and to his damage of £10.

Pleading: JC and MC granted licence to imparl to quindene of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods St Martin Vintry < Vintry Ward < London < England (initial) 12/06/1438
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Chapell (m) Yeoman (lately of) London < England Defendant
John Payn (m) Chaplain Plaintiff
Marion Chapell (f) (lately of) London < England Defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 307d

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

Pleading: John Salter states that on 1 May 1434 George Denesell borrowed 40s from him, payable on request, but has not re-paid this, to his damage of 100s.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Alphage London Wall < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 01/05/1434
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
George Denesell (m) Gentleman Bokelly < Cornwall < England Defendant
John Salter (m) Plaintiff
Richard Raynold (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Bere (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 309d

Term: Trinity 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Damages awarded: 10m
Costs: 5m
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: John Bale states that on 22 September 1430 William Cacchemayde made bond with him and a certain John Horne, now deceased, then his attorney, in £39 13s 4d, but has not paid, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: [continued at Hilary 1448] WC states that he should not be bound to this debt, as at this time he was imprisoned by JB and his associates in the parish of St Peter Westcheap, and detained there until he made this bond under duress.

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

Pleading: JB denies this, stating that at the time of the bond WC was not imprisoned, and made the bond freely and not under any duress. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff to have jury of St Peter's parish, Cheap ward (sic) here at the octave of the Purification.

Postea text: 2 posteas, did not send writ, to morrow of St John the Baptist 1448.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to octave of Hilary 1449, nisi prius they come before Richard Neuton, CJCP, or Thomas Fulthorp, JCP, at St Martin le Grand on 27 November 1448. On this day, JB came, TF sent record that on that day, before him and Christopher Horbury, parties came by attorney, jury said that WC was not imprisoned at the time of the bond, and made it freely and not under duress. Damages assigned at 10m, costs at 5m. And since the justices here wish to be advised before rendering judgment, day is given at quindene of Easter. 33 more postponements, to octave of Hilary 1462.

Postea text: JB came, sought judgment. Having understood the record and process, order that recover against WC the debt and damages as assessed. WC amerced.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/748, rot 115.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 22/09/1430
(due) 01/11/1430 < All Saints
Imprisonment St Peter Westcheap < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 22/09/1430
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Christopher Horbury (m) Justice
John Bale (m) Citizen Merchant London < England Plaintiff
John Bust (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Horne (m) dec. Attorney of plaintiff, Creditor
John Thornton (m) Attorney of defendant
Richard Neuton (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
Thomas Fulthorp (m) Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
William Cacchemayde (m) Merchant (lately of) Bristol < Bristol < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 309d

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

Pleading: Nicholas Redyng, Abbot of Nutley, states that on 4 February 1430 William Harryes made bond with him and the convent of his house in £20, but has not paid, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: WH granted licence to imparl to quindene of Michaelmas. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Nutley < Buckinghamshire < England (initial) 04/02/1430
(due) 24/06/1430 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Colyns (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Nicholas Redyng (m) Abbot Nutley [abbey] Nutley < Buckinghamshire < England Plaintiff
Philip Horwell (m) Smith London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Lynder (m) Joiner London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Wyldebore (m) Grocer London < England Surety for defendant
Roger Harper (m) Clerk London < England Surety for defendant
William Harryes (m) Citizen Brewer London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 311d

Term: Trinity 1447
County: Cambridgeshire
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: Edward Maupas states that on 15 September 1435, at Barnwell, he and Thomas Joly accounted together for various sums of money received for him by TJ, and upon this TJ was found to be in arrears by £7 10s. However, TJ has not paid this, and refuses, to his damage of 20m.

Pleading: TJ granted licence to imparl to Michaelmas three weeks.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting Barnwell < Cambridgeshire < England (initial) 15/09/1435
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edmund Perys (m) Attorney of defendant
Edward Maupas (m) Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Henry Russell (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Joly (m) Lister Wisbech < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 315

Term: Trinity 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: Joan Benereth, widow and executor of William Benereth, and John Berston, her co-executor, state that on 10 September 1434 Richard Dalton accounted before Edward Twyno and William Coffele, auditors, for various sums of money received by them for William Benereth, and upon this they were found to be in arrears by 40s. However, they did not pay this to WB during his life, or to his executors after his death, to their damage of 100s. They show in court the testamentary letters of WB, by which they have executry and administration.

Pleading: RD states that the plaintiffs ought not maintain their action, as after the appointment of ET and WC as auditors but before the alleged reckoning of account took place, WB released the auditors from hearing any such account.

Pleading: The executors state that WB did not release the auditors from hearing this account, as RD has alleged. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Staffordshire to have jury of Tamworth here at the octave of Michaelmas. Pledges named.

Postea text: 5 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Michaelmas 1448.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Leonard Eastcheap < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 10/09/1434
Release (from Debt/obligation) Tamworth < Staffordshire < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edward Twyno (m) Grocer Auditor
Joan Benereth (f) Executor, Plaintiff
John Berston (m) Citizen London < England Executor, Plaintiff
John Sewale (m) Gentleman Debenham < Suffolk < England Surety for defendant
Richard Alcok (m) Gentleman Stratford at Bow < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
Richard Dalton (m) Chapman (lately of) Tamworth < Staffordshire < England Defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Simon Poley (m) Gentleman Tamworth < Staffordshire < England Surety for defendant
William Benereth (m) dec. Citizen Grocer London < England Testator
William Coffele (m) Turner Auditor
William Spencer (m) Baker Tamworth < Warwickshire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 316d

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

Pleading: John Alkeryche states that on 25 September 1436 Henry Armysley bought from him one butt of red Rumney and one pipe of red wine for 100s, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of £10.

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

Postea text: 7 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Easter 1449.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Stephen Walbrook < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 25/09/1436
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Armysley (m) Chapman (lately of) Ely < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant
Henry Russell (m) Attorney of defendant
John Alkeryche (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 322

Term: Trinity 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: William Tounlond and Robert Welwyk, executors of Thomas Osbarn, state that on 2 June 1440 Alice Shirfeld accounted before William Myles and William Dautre, auditors, regarding various sums of money received by her while serving as receiver for TO, and she was found to be in arrears by £18. However, she has not paid this sum to either TO or his executors, and still detains this, to their damage of 100s. They show in court the testamentary letters by which they have executry and administration.

Pleading: AS states that she did not account before these auditors as claimed by the executors. All parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Michaelmas.

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

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to morrow of All Souls 1450 nisi prius they come before John Prysot, CJCP, at St Martin le Grand on 27 October 1450. On this day, executors came, JP sent record that on that day, before him and John Fililode, executors came, AS did not come, in default. In respite to octave of Martinmas, as jury did not come. Sheriff to appoint decem tales.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 02/06/1440
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Alice Shirfeld (f) Widow Thorpe < Surrey < England Defendant
John Fililode (m) Justice
John Prysot (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Welwyk (m) Clerk London < England Executor, Plaintiff
Thomas Osbarn (m) dec. Citizen Mercer London < England Testator
William Dautre (m) Auditor
William Myles (m) Auditor
William Thrysk (m) Attorney of defendant
William Tounlond (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Executor, Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 323

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

Pleading: John, abbot of St Osyth, states that on 4 March 1447 Humphrey Hayford, together with John Delabere, forcibly broke his close and house at St Osyth and took and carried away goods worth 40m, namely 6 broad pieces of unminted silver, one broad piece of worked and gilded silver, and two finished pieces of worked and gilded silver, against the peace and to his damage of £40.

Pleading: HH denies force and arms and breaking the house and close. Both parties on the country. And concerning the taking and carrying away of the goods, he states that the abbot ought not maintain his action, since he says that on this day John Delabere brought these goods into his shop in the parish of St Edmund in Langbourn ward in London, and he bought them for a price agreed between them, and paid this to JD. And the abbot, pretending that JD had granted him the goods before this purchase, sought to come and take them away, which HH refused to allow. He did not take them from the abbot, as the abbot has claimed.

Pleading: The abbot, not acknowledging anything said by HH and protesting that JD took these goods at St Osyth with the full knowledge and encouragement of HH, states that HH responsible for this taking of goods in Essex as claimed. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Michaelmas.

Pleading: [Followed by mesne process of the same abbot against John Delabere, who did not come. Sheriff to attach, replied that he had nothing, to take for the same term.]

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Edmund the King and Martyr < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 04/03/1447
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
St Osyth < Essex < England (initial) 04/03/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Christopher Horbury (m) Attorney of defendant
Humphrey Hayford (m) Goldsmith London < England Defendant
John Delabere (m) Gentleman (lately of) London < England Accessory
John Depyng (m) Abbot St Osyth [abbey] St Osyth < Essex < England Plaintiff
John Wryght (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 329d

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

Pleading: Thomas Pierson and John Ulf state that on 30 May 1441 John Goldston made bond with them in 115s, but has not paid, to their damage of 40s. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: JG granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl to quindene of Easter 1448.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 30/05/1441
(due) 25/12/1441 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Goldston (m) Gentleman Ashwell < Hertfordshire < England Defendant
John Huet (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Ulf (m) Citizen Stockfishmonger London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Pierson (m) Citizen Stockfishmonger London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 331d

Term: Trinity 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: William Waleis and Andrew Kebil, executors of William Cook, and Richard Calverley and his wife Katherine, widow and co-executor of WC, state that on 3 August 1441 John Bichewode accounted before William Stotusbury and William Kyrkeby for various sums of money received by him for WC, and was found to be in arrears by £22. However, he has not paid this, either to WC or his executors, and still refuses, to their damage of £40. They show in court the testamentary letters of WC, by which WW, AK and KC have executry and administration.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Martin Ludgate < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 03/08/1441
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Andrew Kebil (m) Executor, Plaintiff
John Bichewode (m) Husbandman East Horsley < Surrey < England Defendant
Katherine Calverley (f) Executor, Plaintiff
Richard Calverley (m) Plaintiff
Robert Threlkeld (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Walter Raulyn (m) Attorney of defendant
William Cook (m) dec. Testator
William Kyrkeby (m) Auditor
William Stotusbury (m) Auditor
William Waleis (m) Executor, Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 331d

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

Pleading: John Felde, by attorney [name omitted], states that on 10 February 1441 Christina Bremer, alias Chapman, bought from him 5 barrels of salmon and 5 barrels of white herrings for £8, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: CB granted licence to imparl to quindene of Michaelmas, with assent of JF.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Michael Crooked Lane < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 10/02/1441
(due) 16/04/1441 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Christina Chapman alias Christina Bremer (f) Widow Tisbury < Wiltshire < England Defendant
John Felde (m) Citizen Stockfishmonger London < England Plaintiff
Richard Brounyng (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 334

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

Pleading: John Baroun states that on 3 June 1442 William Smale bought from him three tuns of white wine for £8, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: WS granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas, with assent of JB.

Postea text: 4 further licences to imparl, to morrow of St John the Baptist 1448.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods Colchester < Essex < England (initial) 03/06/1442
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Baron alias John Baroun (m) Merchant Colchester < Essex < England Plaintiff
John Bust (m) Attorney of defendant
John Huntyngdon (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Smale (m) Tailor (lately of) London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 336d

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

Pleading: John Gedney states that on 2 December 1446 he delivered to Thomas Tyrell for safe-keeping two documents, one of which recorded that JG was bound to John Brekenok in £50, and the other recording that the same JB was also bound to JG in £50. These were to be returned on request, but TT now refuses to return them, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: TT, presenting the documents in court to be delivered to whoever the court should order, states that these documents were delivered to him by both JG and JB under certain conditions, to be returned to them or either of them under those conditions. However, he does not know whether these conditions have been fulfilled on the part of JB, and asks that JB be forewarned. Order that the sheriff warn JB to be here at octave of Michaelmas, to show any reason why the documents should not be returned to JG.

Postea text: Five posteas, parties came, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Hilary 1449.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Christopher le Stocks < Broad Street Ward < London < England (initial) 02/12/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Brekenok (m) Esquire Other
John Gedney (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Richard Pittes (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Tyrell (m) Knight Heron < Essex < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 340

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

Pleading: Richard Alred states that on 1 August 1437 William Godeley made bond with him in 8m, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: WG states that this bond was not of his making. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Michaelmas. Bond to remain in custody of Robert Darcy for safe-keeping.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Boreham < Essex < England (initial) 01/08/1437
(due) 02/02/1438 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Nicholas Sleyworth (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Alred (m) Esquire Plaintiff
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Official
William Godeley (m) Gentleman (lately of) London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 408d

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

Pleading: John Astell states that on 15 June 1442 Walter Clyfton made bond with him in £20, payable at Christmas next. JA acknowledges satisfaction of £12 of this, but WC has not paid the remaining £8, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court.

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

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Peter Westcheap < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 15/06/1442
(due) 25/12/1442 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Astell (m) Citizen Saddler London < England Plaintiff
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Walter Clyfton (m) Husbandman (lately of) Weston < Hertfordshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 408d

Term: Trinity 1447
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Henry Langford states that on 7 July 1446 Henry alias Thomas Hoddesdon made bond with him in 7m 6s 8d, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: Hoddesdon defends force and injury [pleading incomplete].

Case notes: No marginal heading.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 07/07/1446
(due) 01/08/1446 < St Peter ad Vincula
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Hoddesdon alias Thomas Hoddesdon (m) Citizen Glover London < England Defendant
Henry Langford (m) Marshal of the King's Household, Valet of the Crown Plaintiff
Richard Alcok (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 410

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

Pleading: John Shyrwod states that at Michaelmas 1443 Thomas Pere bought from him one butt of Rumney and one butt of [wine of] Tyre for £8, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: TP states that he does not owe this or any money to JS as claimed. Order that he wager his law at the octave of Michaelmas, pledges for law named. Attorney to have him here.

Postea text: TP came, JS did not come to prosecute his writ. He and pledges amerced. TP sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Benet Sherehog < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 29/09/1443
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Abell (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John More (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Shyrwod (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Richard Hunt (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Thomas Lambard (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Pere (m) Hosteler Banbury < Oxfordshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 411d

Term: Trinity 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100m
Damages awarded: 6s 8d
Case type: Bond; Sale of goods

Pleading: Matthew Philip states that on 12 July 1440 Robert Ardern made bond with him and a certain John Egremond, now deceased, in £100, for merchandise bought from them at the Westminster Staple, made under the terms of the statute staple, but RA has not paid this debt, to his damage of 100m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: RA granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas.

Postea text: MP came, RA did not come, in default, Order that MP recover debt, and damages at 6s 8d. RA amerced.

Case notes: For the statute staple writ on this debt, see TNA C 131/66/1, 3, 5. For a certificate, see C 241/229/15.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Vedast Foster Lane < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 12/07/1440
(due) 29/09/1440 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Egremond (m) dec. Creditor
Matthew Philipp (m) Citizen Goldsmith London < England Plaintiff
Robert Ardern (m) Esquire (lately of) Castle Bromwich < Warwickshire < England Defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 414

Term: Trinity 1447
County: Kent
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 40m
Case type: Housebreaking; Trespass (chattels)

Pleading: Robert Cheseman states that on 12 December 1446 John Sheryngton forcibly broke his close at Lewisham and destroyed his growing crops, namely wheat, barley, beans, peas and oats, and his grass, against the peace and to his damage of 40m.

Pleading: JS denies responsibility for this trespass as claimed. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Michaelmas. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
Destruction of Chattels
House-breaking
Lewisham < Kent < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Sheryngton (m) Founder London < England Defendant
Robert Cheseman (m) Plaintiff
Robert Purye (m) Founder London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Hevere (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Marchall (m) Founder London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Pykworth (m) Founder London < England Surety for defendant
William Austyn (m) Founder London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 417

Term: Trinity 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Debt; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Agnes, former wife of John Combe, states that whereas she and her late husband were formerly seised of a messuage with appurtenances in St Leonard Eastcheap parish, London, as of her right, and, thus seised, on 20 November 1436 they demised this property to Thomas Cornyssh, to hold from Christmas 1436 for 8 years, at an annual rent of 6m, payable at the four usual terms. TC occupied this property for this period, but after the death of her husband, TC was in arrears for the sums due at the Nativity of St John the Baptist, Michaelmas and Christmas 1444, and at Easter, the Nativity of St John the Baptist and Michaelmas 1445, to a total of 9m. He still refuses to pay, to her damage of 100s.

Pleading: TC states that, concerning the 20s due at the Nativity of St John the Baptist 1444, he does not owe this or any money to Agnes as claimed. Both parties on the country. Regarding the 20s due at Michaelmas 1444, he admits the debt, but states that he has always been prepared to pay, and offers payment in the court, which she receives. TC quit of this 20s. And regarding the remaining 6m, he states that long before Christmas 1444 he surrendered his tenure of the property to Agnes, which she accepted.

Pleading: Agnes states that she should not withdraw her action on this 6m, since TC did not surrender his tenure in this property before Christmas 144, as he has claimed. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Rental Agreement St Leonard Eastcheap < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 20/11/1436
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Agnes Combe (f) Widow Plaintiff
John Combe (m) dec. Citizen Skinner London < England Other
Thomas Cornyssh (m) Cook London < England Defendant
William Flory (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 420

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

Pleading: John Whitefeld states that on 16 September 1443 John Chenewe borrowed 100s from him, payable on request, but has not repaid this, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: JC states that he does not owe this or any money as claimed by JW. Order that he wager his law at octave of Michaelmas, pledges for law named. Attorney to have him here.

Case notes: See also rot 424 for another related case.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 16/09/1443
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Fagger (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Chenewe (m) Gentleman (lately of) London < England Defendant
John Symons (m) Attorney of defendant
John Whitefeld (m) Citizen Shearman London < England Plaintiff
Richard Gay (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 421d

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

Pleading: William Martyn states that on 10 December 1441 William Vyall bought from him one pipe of wine called 'bastard' for £4, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: WV granted licence to imparl to quindene of Michaelmas, with assent of WM.

Postea text: WM came, WV did not come, in default. WM to recover debt of £4, and damages at 20s. WV amerced.

Postea text: Record and process of this case sent before the king by writ of error directed to Richard Neuton, dated 21 November 1447.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods Watford < Hertfordshire < England (initial) 10/12/1441
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Neuton (m) Chief Justice Official
William Martyn (m) Grocer London < England Plaintiff
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Vyall (m) Yeoman Watford < Hertfordshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 423d

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

Pleading: John Basset states that on 20 November 1441 John Reve made bond with him in 20m. He acknowledges satisfaction of 10m of this, but JR has not paid the remaining 10m, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JR granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas.

Postea text: JB came, JR did not come, in default. Order that JB recover debt of 10m, and damages at 13s 4d. JR amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Helen Bishopsgate < Bishopsgate Ward < London < England (initial) 20/11/1441
(due) 02/02/1442 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Basset snr (m) Chishill < Essex < England Plaintiff
John Bust (m) Attorney of defendant
John Reve (m) Yeoman (lately of) Boxford < Suffolk < England Defendant
Richard Skylfull (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 424

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

Pleading: John Whitefeld states that on 27 August 1443 John Berton, the testator, made bond with him in £4 13s, and also, on the same day, he demised at farm to the same JB one house with appurtenances in Westminster for one year, at an annual rent of 47s, payable at Christmas. JB occupied the property for that period, but JB did not pay either this 47s rent, or the £4 13s bond, and neither have his executors, John Chaynewe and Joan, former wife of JB, or Edward Wykes, now the husband of Joan, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: John Chaynewe, Edward Wykes and Joan Wykes state that JC and Joan were never executors of the will of JB, and never administered any goods formerly held by JB on the day of his death.

Pleading: JW states that JC and Joan administered various goods formerly of JB after his death, as executors of JB, namely in London, in the parish of St Helen's, Bishopsgate. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of St John the Baptist.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Michaelmas 1447.

Case notes: See also rot 420 for another related case.

Events
Type Place Date
Rental Agreement Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 27/08/1443
(due) 27/08/1444
Bond Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 27/08/1443
(due) 29/09/1443 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edward Wykes (m) Gentleman Canterbury < Kent < England Defendant
Joan Wykes (f) Defendant, Executor
John Berton (m) dec. Gentleman (lately of) Kent < England alias (lately of) London < England Testator
John Chaynewe (m) Gentleman (lately of) Romney < Kent < England Defendant, Executor
John Symons (m) Attorney of defendant
John Whitefeld (m) Citizen Shearman London < England Plaintiff
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 424d

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

Pleading: William atte Welle states that on 9 April 1443 William atte Lee made bond with him in 40m, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: William atte Lee granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl, to octave of Hilary 1448.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 09/04/1443
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Knotte (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William atte Lee (m) Citizen Grocer (lately of) London < England Defendant
William atte Welle (m) Citizen Pewterer London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 428d

Term: Trinity 1447
County: Devon
Writ type: Disseisin
Damages claimed: -
Case type: Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: William Pascy seeks against William Sequens one messuage and one furlong of land with appurtenances in Nethercott and Upcott, of which WS has unlawfully disseised him.

Pleading: WS states that this property was held of John Cobthorne, Dean of the cathedral of St Peter, Exeter, as of his manor of Braunton, which manor is ancient demesne of the crown, and all lands held of that manor are pleadable in the court of that manor, according to the custom of the manor, and not at common law.

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

Postea text: 7 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Easter 1450.

Events
Type Place Date
Disseisin Nethercott, Upcott < Devon < England
Location of Property Braunton < Devon < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Thomas Mayer (m) Attorney of defendant
William Pascy (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Plaintiff
William Sequens (m) Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 434

Term: Trinity 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Damages awarded: 13s 4d
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Ralph Verney states that on 4 January 1445 Richard Wyrdeley made bond with him in £6, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: RW granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas, with assent of RV.

Postea text: RV came, RW did not come, in default. RV to recover debt, and damages of 13s 4d. RW amerced. And since RV has also recovered this debt and damages against Richard Clerk of Northampton, also obliged to this debt with RW in this bond, as given on this same rotulet, execution to be made against both or either of them.

Case notes: For same case against Richard Clerk, see same rotulet.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Martin Pomary < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 04/01/1445
(due) 28/03/1445 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Ralph Verney (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Richard Clerk (m) Baker Northampton < Northamptonshire < England Debtor
Richard Wyrdeley (m) Husbandman Northampton < Northamptonshire < England Defendant
Thomas Syresham (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 434

Term: Trinity 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Damages awarded: 13s 4d
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Ralph Verney states that on 4 January 1445 Richard Clerk made bond with him in £6, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: RC granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas, with assent of RV.

Postea text: RV came, RC did not come, in default. RV to recover debt, and damages of 13s 4d. RC amerced. And since RV has also recovered this debt and damages against Richard Wyrdeley of Northampton, also obliged to this debt with RC in this bond, as given on this same rotulet, execution to be made against both or either of them.

Case notes: For same case against Richard Wyrdeley, see same rotulet.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Martin Pomary < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 04/01/1445
(due) 28/03/1445 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Ralph Verney (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Richard Clerk (m) Baker Northampton < Northamptonshire < England Defendant
Richard Wyrdeley (m) Husbandman Northampton < Northamptonshire < England Debtor
Thomas Syresham (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 435d

Term: Trinity 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 10m
Damages awarded: 13s 4d
Costs: 86s 8d
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Walter Breus states that on 9 November 1443 Alan Martyn made bond with him in £17, payable on the middle Sunday of Lent, but has not paid, to his damage of 10m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: AM states that this bond was not of his making. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Michaelmas. Bond to remain in custody of Robert Darct, for safe-keeping.

Postea text: Bond delivered to Richard Neuton, CJCP, RD quit.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to octave of the Purification 1448, nisi prius they come before RN on 3 February 1448 at St Martin le Grand. On this day, AM (?error for WB) came, justices sent record that on that day, before RN and John Danyell, WB came, AM did not come, in default. Jury said that the bond was made of AM, as WB claimed. Damages assigned at 13s 4d, costs at 20s. Order that WB recover debt, and damages of 33s 4d, and a further 5m assigned by the court, 100s in total. AM to be taken.

Postea text: RN returned the bond to RD, and was quit.

Postea text: AM, for this case and for a writ of outlawry for execution of this debt and damages as recorded on the roll for Easter term 1449, rot 267, is committed to the Fleet.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 09/11/1443
(due) 22/03/1444
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Alan Martyn (m) Citizen Mercer (lately of) London < England Defendant
John Danyell (m) Justice
Richard Neuton (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Official
Walter Breus (m) Citizen Ironmonger London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 438d

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

Pleading: William Hamond states that on 14 August 1446 Nicholas Toller made bond with him in £9, but has not paid, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: NT granted licence to imparl to quindene of Michaelmas, with assent of WH.

Postea text: 28 further licences to imparl, to Michaelmas 3 weeks 1455.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Tiverton < Devon < England (initial) 14/08/1446
(due) 09/04/1447 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Nicholas Toller (m) Citizen Skinner London < England Defendant
Thomas Mayer (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Hamond (m) Clerk Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 438d

Term: Trinity 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 4m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Hole presents a bill before the justices in these terms. William Hole seeks against Thomas Denton, attorney of the Bench, that he render to him 40s which he owes and unjustly detains. On 14 October 1444 TD made bond with him in 40s, but has not paid, to his damage of 4m. He shows the bond in court. Pledges to prosecute named.

Pleading: TD states that this bond was not of his making. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Michaelmas. Bond to remain in custody of Robert Darcy for safe-keeping.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Augustine by St Paul's < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 14/10/1444
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Wakefeld (m) Surety of Plaintiff
John Oulepen (m) Surety of Plaintiff
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Official
Thomas Denton (m) Gentleman Attorney Common Pleas St Clement Danes < Middlesex < England Defendant
William Hole (m) Citizen Skinner London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 439d

Term: Trinity 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (other); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Contract (general); Loan; Sale of goods

Pleading: John Beverych states that by an indented bill made between him and Thomas Tyler, dated in London on 27 August 1445, sealed by TT and presented in court, TT acknowledged that he had bought from JB certain goods, namely 100 'flex' (?) for 13s, 500 clouts ('clous') for 9d, 5000 roof nails for 4s 2d, 3 dozen 'halters' for 11d, 1 skein of 'pakthrede' for 5d, 2000 traves for 14d, 2 dozens of soap ('sope') for 20d, 3 gross ('g') of boards ('ast') for 18d, 3 bundles of boards ('ast') for 15d, and 11 3/8 pounds of pepper ('pep') for 6s 2d, amounting to 38s 2d, and also on the same day placed his son John in the household of JB paying 8d per week, for 4 weeks, for which he should pay 2s 8d, and also TT borrowed a further 4s 5d, payable at Michaelmas. This amounted in total to 45s 3d, of which he acknowledges satisfaction of 5s 3d, but TT has not paid the remaining 40s, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: TT granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas., with assent of JB. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Michael Queenhithe < Queenhithe Ward < London < England (initial) 27/08/1445
(due) 29/09/1445 < Michaelmas
(due) 01/11/1445 < All Saints
Loan St Michael Queenhithe < Queenhithe Ward < London < England (initial) 27/08/1445
(due) 29/09/1445 < Michaelmas
Contract (not Service/employment) St Michael Queenhithe < Queenhithe Ward < London < England (initial) 27/08/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Beverych (m) Plaintiff
John Browet (m) Brewer London < England Surety for defendant
John Cok (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
John Colyns (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Pakker (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
John Tyler (m) Other
Richard Hall (m) Joiner London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Tyler (m) Tiler 'Coley' < Surrey < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 454

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

Pleading: Thomas Kyrkeby states that on 12 December 1445 Simon Phelip made bond with him by a certain paper bill, sealed with his seal, in 55s 6d, payable 14 days after Christmas, but has not paid, to his damage of 40s. He shows the bill in court [recited in full, in English, although sum given is 45s 6d].

Pleading: SP granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas.

Case notes: English bond, refers to Christmas as 'Kyrstymmesse'.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 12/12/1445
(due) 08/01/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Pyttys (m) Attorney of defendant
Simon Phelip alias Symkyn Phelip jnr (m) Chapman Northampton < Northamptonshire < England Defendant
Thomas Kyrkeby (m) Mercer London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 477d

Term: Trinity 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 100s
Damages awarded: 26s 8d
Case type: Loan

Pleading: Richard Wren states that on 20 March 1446 William Wright borrowed £6 from him, payable on request, but has not re-paid the loan, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: WW states that he does not owe RW this or any money as claimed. Order that he wager his law at octave of Michaelmas. Pledges for law named.

Postea text: WW made essoin, to Michaelmas one month. On that day, RW came, WW did not come. RW to recover debt, and damages at 26s 8d. WW amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 20/03/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Pope (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Richard Page (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Richard Wren (m) Plaintiff
William Wright (m) Cooper (lately of) London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 479d

Term: Trinity 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Damages awarded: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Morsted, William Horn and John Beford state that on 28 March 1437 William Plompton made bond with them in £100, but has not paid, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: WP granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas, with assent of plaintiffs. WP appoints Richard Thornburgh as attorney.

Postea text: 6 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Easter 1449.

Postea text: Plaintiffs came, WP did not come, in default. Order that plaintiffs recover debt, and damages at £10. WP amerced.

Postea text: JB acknowledges satisfaction of debt and damages. WP quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 28/03/1437
(due) 31/03/1438
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Beford (m) London < England Defendant
Richard Thornburgh (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Morsted (m) Esquire London < England Plaintiff
William Horn (m) London < England Plaintiff
William Plompton (m) Knight Kinoulton < Nottinghamshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 486

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

Pleading: Margaret, former wife of William Gyles, states that at Michaelmas 1441 Henry Ropley made bond with her and her former husband, now deceased, in £10, but has not paid, to her damage of 20m. She shows the bond in court.

Pleading: HR granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Martin Ludgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 29/09/1441
(due) 24/06/1442 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Ropley (m) Citizen Butcher London < England Defendant
John Wydeslade (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Margaret Gyles (f) Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant
William Gyles (m) dec. Citizen Grocer London < England Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 487d

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

Pleading: William Wasshyngton, citing the terms of the Statute of Labourers, states that on 25 June 1431 he retained John Baker to serve him as a chamberlain for two years, but before the end of that term, on Saturday 30 June 1431, he left his service without reasonable cause or licence, in contempt of the king, against the ordinance and to his damage of £10.

Pleading: JB granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract All Hallows Barking < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 25/06/1431
(due) 25/06/1433
Breach of Statute All Hallows Barking < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 30/06/1431
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Alexander Kyngeston (m) Gentleman Kessingland < Suffolk < England Surety for defendant
John Baker (m) Labourer (lately of) London < England Defendant
John Barburgh (m) Gentleman Norwich < Norfolk < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Denys (m) Gentleman Ipswich < Suffolk < England Surety for defendant
William Boundes (m) Gentleman Henstead < Suffolk < England Surety for defendant
William Daweson (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Wasshyngton (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 488

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

Pleading: William Fyge amerced for many defaults. Robert de Yerde states that on 29 November 1442 William Fyge made bond with him in £20, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: WF granted licence to imparl to quindene of Michaelmas, with assent of RY.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Ashford < Kent < England (initial) 29/11/1442
(due) 21/04/1443 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Miller (m) Attorney of defendant
Richard Wolston (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Yerde (m) Gentleman Kent < England Plaintiff
William Fyge (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 491

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

Pleading: Nicholas de Spynule, father and executor of Benedict Spynula, and Jeronimo and Rebellino Spynula, co-executors, state that on 22 February 1443, Richard Nordon made bond with BS the testator in £25, but did not pay BS or his executors, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court, and the testamentary letters of BS by which they have executry and administration.

Pleading: RN states that the executors ought not maintain their action, as after the time of the bond, by a document which RN presents in court, dated at Launceston on 4 August 1444, BS released a certain John Bale, also obliged to BS in this £25, from all outstanding debts, actions, etc. between them.

Pleading: The executors state that this release was not made of BS. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Cornwall to have jury of Launcaston here at octave of Michaelmas. Document to remain in custody of Robert Darcy for safe-keeping.

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

Postea text: Document delivered to Richard Neuton, RD quit.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to octave of Michaelmas 1448, nisi prius they come before the justices of assize in Cornwall at Launceston on 31 July 1448. Parties came, justices sent record that on that day, before Richard Neuton and Nicholas Ayssheton, justices, parties came, jury came, Nordon appealed the jury, stating that the panel was arrayed by William Dirlyng, undersheriff of Cornwall, at the nomination of the executors, and in their favour. This was confirmed by the triers. Jury panel removed. Sheriff of Cornwall to have new jury here at morrow of Martinmas. WD not to be involved.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Woolnoth < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 22/02/1443
(due) 01/03/1445
Release (from Debt/obligation) Launceston < Cornwall < England (initial) 04/08/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Benedict Spynula alias Benedict Spynule (m) dec. Merchant Genoa < Foreign < Italy Testator
Jeronimo Spynula (m) Merchant Genoa < Foreign < Italy Executor, Plaintiff
John Bale (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Debtor
Nicholas Ayssheton (m) Justice
Nicholas Spynule (m) Merchant Genoa < Foreign < Italy Executor, Plaintiff
Rebellino Spynula (m) Executor, Plaintiff
Richard Neuton (m) Chief Justice Justice
Richard Nordon (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Defendant
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Official
Thomas Coburley (m) Attorney of defendant
William Dirling (m) Under-sheriff Cornwall [county] Cornwall < England Official
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 492d

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

Pleading: Thomas Scote states that on 18 February 1444 Henry Cutbush made bond with him in 40s, but has not paid, to his damage of 40s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: HC granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas, with assent of TS.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Swithin London Stone < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 18/02/1444
(due) 24/06/1444 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Cutbush (m) Yeoman Biddenden < Kent < England Defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Scote (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
William Blechynden (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 493

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

Pleading: John Bedford states that on 29 June 1441 John Machon made bond with him in £3 3s 4d, but has not paid, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JM seeks to hear the bond and endorsement, and these are read in court. The condition of the bond is such that if JM should pay to JB £3 3s 4d as follows, namely 16s 8d at St Bartholomew 1441, 13s 4d at All Saints 1441, 13s 4d at the Purification 1442, and 20s at the Nativity of St John the Baptist 1442, then the bond shall be cancelled. But if he defaults, then the bond shall remain in force. JM then states that he paid JB these sums as detailed, on the dates specified, in St Bride's parish, London.

Pleading: JB, protesting that JM did not pay him any sums of money as specified in the endorsement, states that JM did not pay the 13s 4d due at the feast of the Purification 1442.

Pleading: JM states that he did pay the 13s 4d due on that date, as required by the condition of the bond. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Michaelmas.

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

Case notes: Same debt, different damages claim, on CP 40/745, rot 476d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 29/06/1441
(due) 24/08/1441 < St Bartholomew
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Bedford (m) St James, Westminster [hospital] Westminster < Middlesex < England Plaintiff
John Machon (m) Citizen Butcher London < England Defendant
John Medelay (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 496d

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

Pleading: Thomas Morsted, William Horn and John Beford state that on 28 March 1437 William Plompton made bond with them in £150, but has not paid, to their damage of £40. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: WP granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas, with assent of plaintiffs. WP appoints Richard Thornburgh as attorney.

Postea text: 6 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Easter 1449.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 28/03/1437
(due) 31/03/1438
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Beford (m) London < England Plaintiff
Richard Thornburgh (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Morsted (m) Esquire London < England Plaintiff
William Horn (m) London < England Plaintiff
William Plompton (m) Knight Kinoulton < Nottinghamshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 496d

Term: Trinity 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Damages awarded: 20s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Asteley states that on 8 June 1445 Henry Inglos made bond with him in £10, but has not paid, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court.

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

Postea text: JA came, HI did not come, in default. Order that JA recover debt, and damages of 20s. HI amerced.

Postea text: JA came by attorney and acknowledged satisfaction of the debt and damages. HI quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Abchurch < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 08/06/1445
(due) 17/04/1446 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Inglos (m) Knight (lately of) Dilham < Norfolk < England Defendant
James Gresham (m) Attorney of defendant
John Asteley (m) Knight Plaintiff
John Heansell (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 497d

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

Pleading: Thomas Remond states that on 29 October 1443 Robert Hungerford made three bonds with him, each in £4, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bonds in court.

Pleading: RH granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas.

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl, to octave of Trinity 1448.

Postea text: Parties come, RH admits the debt. Order that TR recover the debt, and damages at 8s. RH amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St John Walbrook < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 29/10/1443
(due) 28/10/1446 < SS Simon & Jude
Bond St John Walbrook < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 29/10/1443
(due) 28/10/1445 < SS Simon & Jude
Bond St John Walbrook < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 29/10/1443
(due) 28/10/1447 < SS Simon & Jude
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Uffenham (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Hungerford (m) Knight Teffont < Wiltshire < England Defendant
Thomas Remond (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Plaintiff
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 498

Term: Trinity 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond; Loan

Pleading: James Nanfan and John Archedeken, executors of John Megre, state that on 11 March 1411 William Bodrugan, now deceased, made bond with Megre and a certain John Randulf, now deceased, in £10. On 13 October 1416 he made another bond with Megre in a further £4, and on 13 June 1416 he made another bond with Megre in 100s, and also borrowed a further 20s, payable on request. However, neither WB nor his executor Philippa, nor her husband William Tanner, have paid these debts, either to JM or his executors, the plaintiffs, to their damage of £40. They show the bonds in court, and the testamentary letters of JM, by which they have executry and administration.

Pleading: William and Philippa Tanner granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Woolnoth < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 13/10/1416
(due) 01/11/1416 < All Saints
Bond St Mary Woolnoth < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 13/06/1416
(due) 07/07/1416 < St Thomas, archbishop and martyr, Translation of
Bond St Mary Woolnoth < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 11/03/1411
(due) 12/05/1411
Loan St Mary Woolnoth < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 13/06/1416
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
James Nanfan (m) Cornwall < England Executor, Plaintiff
John Archedeken (m) Cornwall < England Executor, Plaintiff
John Megre (m) dec. Citizen Pewterer London < England Testator
John Randolf (m) dec. Citizen Pewterer London < England Creditor
Philippa Tanner (f) Defendant, Executor
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Bodrugan alias William Boderegeyn alias William Bodergan (m) dec. Knight Newham < Cornwall < England Testator
William Clerk alias William Tanner (m) Gentleman Trelowthas < Cornwall < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 500

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

Pleading: Richard Horton states that on 26 May 1445 Richard Wrenne made bond with him in 40s, but has not paid, to his damage of 10m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: RW granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 26/05/1445
(due) 29/09/1445 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Hugh Wedir (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
John Abry (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
John Lyon (m) Bowyer London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Dytton (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Horton (m) Plaintiff
Richard Wrenne (m) Citizen Cooper London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 500d

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

Pleading: William Waleys, son and executor of William Waleys, states that on 23 February 1432 John Burdet bought from WW the testator 143 pike, 58 ['[…]cheos'], 124 eels, 350 lamperns ('murenelas'), 12 fresh lampreys, 96 fresh salmon, 6 roach, one barbel, 7 trout, 4 gurnards, one piece of porpoise ('porpeys'), one piece of halibut, 3 plaice and 8 sole for £80, payable on request, but he did not pay, either WW nor his son, to his damage of 100m. He shows in court the testamentary letters of WW, by which he has executry and administration.

Pleading: JB granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas. Pledges named.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Nicholas Cole Abbey < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 23/02/1432
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Burdet (m) Clerk (lately of) London < England Defendant
John Fordmyll (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Stykbuk (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Broun (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
William Daweson (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
William Waleys (m) dec. Citizen Pikemonger London < England Testator
William Waleys (m) Executor, Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 512

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

Pleading: Henry Frankeleyn states that on 8 October 1446 Simon Sely made bond with him in £12, but has not paid, to his damage of 10m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: SS granted licence to imparl to quindene of Michaelmas, with assent of HF.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Shoreditch < Middlesex < England (initial) 08/10/1446
(due) 25/03/1447 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Annunciation of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Frankeleyn (m) Citizen Tiler London < England Plaintiff
Simon Elryngton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Simon Sely (m) Gentleman (lately of) London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 512d

Term: Trinity 1447
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Damages claimed: £200
Case type: Breach of Statute; Debt; Maintenance

Pleading: Thomas Kyrkeby, citing the terms of the statute against the maintenance of suits, states that on 27 March 1447, in London, on behalf of Richard Togood, the 17 defendants unlawfully maintained a suit before the mayor and bailiffs of Cambridge between RT and TK, the suit relating to a charge by RT that TK, in Cambridge, unlawfully maintained an earlier suit before the mayor and sheriffs of London on the part of Thomas Lambard and his wife Juliana, former wife of William Hawkyn, executors of WH, between those executors and RT on a plea that RT render to them 22m. This was in contempt of the king, against the statute and to the damage of TK of £200.

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

Pleading: [continued at Easter 1448, rot 117] Defendants, by two attorneys, state that they did not maintain the suit before the mayor and sheriffs of London between TK and RT as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Trinity.

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl to quindene of Easter 1448.

Postea text: [Easter 1448] 3 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Easter 1449.

Case notes: continued on CP 40/749, rot 117.

Events
Type Place Date
Breach of Statute
Maintenance
Cambridge < Cambridgeshire < England
Breach of Statute
Maintenance
St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 27/03/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Benedict Morys (m) Dyer Cambridge < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant
Henry Yole (m) Brewer London < England Defendant
John Cook (f) Skinner Cambridge < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant
John Glatton (m) Brewer Cambridge < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant
John Huntyngdon (m) Attorney of defendant
John Ploum (m) Yeoman Cambridge < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant
John Plummer (m) Plumber Cambridge < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant
Juliana Lambard (f) Executor
Richard Togood (m) Other
Robert Gerland (m) Butcher Cambridge < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant
Robert Gerland (m) Hosier Cambridge < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant
Simon Reynkyn (m) Fisherman Cambridge < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant
Thomas Caraway alias Thomas Carawey (m) Chapman Cambridge < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant
Thomas Crosse (m) Merchant Cambridge < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant
Thomas Kyrkeby (m) Merchant Plaintiff
Thomas Lambard (m) Executor
Thomas Mast (m) Baker Cambridge < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Wodeland (m) Brewer London < England Defendant
William Gyre (m) Fisherman Cambridge < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant
William Hawkyn (m) dec. Testator
William Hulker (m) Chaplain (lately of) London < England Defendant
William Roger (m) Butcher Cambridge < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant
William Tame (m) Fisherman Cambridge < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 517

Term: Trinity 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John Penne states that on 7 October 1443 John Danyell bought from him 12 woollen cloths called 'sperlynges' for 40s, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of 40s.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 07/10/1443
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Danyell (m) Attorney of defendant
John Danyell (m) Draper Thornbury < Gloucestershire < England Defendant
John Penne (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Hever (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 517

Term: Trinity 1447
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John Penne states that on 20 January 1439 William Staunton bought from him 60 ells of linen cloth for 40s, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: WS granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 20/01/1439
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Penne (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Hever (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Staunton (m) Skinner London < England Defendant
William Staynford (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 517d

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

Pleading: Michael de Halde and William Kervere state that on 22 September 1445 Rumbald Herryesson made two bonds with them, one in £6 10s and one in 5m, but has not paid either, to their damage of £40. They show the bonds in court.

Pleading: RH granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 22/09/1445
(due) 01/11/1445 < All Saints
Bond London < England (initial) 22/09/1445
(due) 01/11/1445 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Gregory Langham (m) Attorney of defendant
Michael Halde (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Robert Huchons (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Rumbald Herryesson (m) Brewer Ipswich < Suffolk < England Defendant
William Kervere (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 517d

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

Pleading: Michael de Halde and William Kervere state that on 22 September 1445 John Blankpayn made bond with them in 5m, but has not paid, to their damage of 20m. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: JB granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 22/09/1445
(due) 01/11/1445 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Gregory Langham (m) Attorney of defendant
John Blankpayn (m) Barber Ipswich < Suffolk < England Defendant
Michael Halde (m) Plaintiff
Robert Huchons (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Kervere (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 519

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

Pleading: Richard Horton states that on 3 March 1447 Robert Whight made bond with him in £4 16s, but has not paid, to his damage of 10m. He shows the bond in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 03/03/1447
(due) 09/04/1447 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Horton (m) Plaintiff
Robert Whight (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 519

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

Pleading: Richard Horton states that on 3 March 1447 Roger Pownfrete made bond with him in £4 16s, but has not paid, to his damage of 10m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: RP granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 03/03/1447
(due) 09/04/1447 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Horton (m) Plaintiff
Roger Pownfrete (m) Citizen Fuller London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/746, rot. 519d

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

Pleading: Thomas Frank, Henry Jurdan and Thomas Edmond, executors of Elizabeth Wylford, former wife of Thomas Wylford and daughter of William Wheteley, state that on 12 February 1442 John Beket made bond with EW in £33 6s 5½d, but has not paid either EW or her executors, to their damage of £40. They show in court the bond, and the testamentary letters of EW, by which they have executry and administration.

Pleading: JB granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Somerset < Queenhithe Ward < London < England (initial) 12/02/1442
(due) 25/12/1442 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Elizabeth Wylford (f) dec. Widow London < England Testator
Henry Jurdan (m) Executor, Plaintiff
John Beket (m) Citizen Stockfishmonger (lately of) London < England Defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Edmond (m) Fishmonger Executor, Plaintiff
Thomas Frank (m) London < England Executor, Plaintiff
Thomas Wylford (m) dec. Citizen Fishmonger London < England Other
William Wheteley (m) Citizen 'laner' London < England Other