CP40/749
Easter term 1448

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'CP40/749: Easter term 1448', Court of common pleas: The National Archives, CP40: 1399-1500 (2010). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=118116 Date accessed: 19 September 2014.


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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 061
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 102
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 106
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 107
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 107d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 110
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 113
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 114
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 114d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 116
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 116d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 118d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 124
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 127d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 128
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 135
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 136
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 137d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 183
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 183
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 184
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 184d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 281
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 314
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 315d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 325
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 328
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 330
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 330d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 349d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 401d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 405
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 406d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 447d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 453
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 453
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 473d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 474
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 482

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 061

Term: Easter 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: £40
Damages awarded: 40s
Costs: 40s
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: Thomas Walmedon, executor of Thomas Leversege, was summoned to answer William Ramson on plea that he render to him £6 10s which he unjustly detains. WR states that on 20 April 1434 TL, the testator, accounted with him before Richard Snodham and Thomas Parker, auditors, for various sums of money received by him for WR before that time, and was found to be in arrears by £6 10s. However, neither TL during his lifetime, nor his executors after his death have paid this, to his damage of £40.

Pleading: TW states that he had fully administered all the goods formerly of TL, and had none remaining in his hands on the date of the original writ of the plaintiff.

Pleading: WR states that on the day of his original writ, namely 20 October 1447, TW had various goods and chattels which belonged to TL on the date of his death to the value of this debt, namely in London in the parish of St Augustine, Bread Street ward. Enquiry by country. Sheriff to have jury here at Easter five weeks.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Trinity 1448.

Postea text: Jury in respite to octave of St John the Baptist 1448, nisi prius they come before Richard Neuton, CJCP, at St Martin le Grand on 18 June 1448. On this day, WR came, RN sent record that on that day, before him and John Danyell, parties came by attorneys, jury said that on the day of WR's original writ, TW had various goods formerly of TL in his hands and not administered, to the value of the debt. Damages assigned to WR at 40s, costs at 30s. Order that WR recover debt of £6 10s from the goods formerly of TL, and damages at 40s, and a further 10s costs assigned by the justices from the goods formerly of TL if he has them, and, if not, from the executor himself, to a total of 50s (sic).

Case notes: Earlier pleading of ostensibly same case, also including a co-executor, on CP 40/745, rot 405, continued on CP 40/746, rot 326

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Augustine by St Paul's < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 20/04/1434
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Danyell (m) Justice
John Harwold (m) Attorney of defendant
John Wilcokkes (m) Attorney of defendant
Richard Neuton (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
Richard Snodham (m) Auditor
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Leversege (m) dec. Northampton < Northamptonshire < England Testator
Thomas Parker (m) Auditor
Thomas Walmeden (m) Chaplain (lately of) Northampton < Northamptonshire < England Defendant, Executor
William Ramson (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 102

Term: Easter 1448
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: 10m
Damages awarded: 20s
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: Robert Vaus states that on 10 October 1443 Adam Semy accounted with him at Westminster before Philip Leweston and Robert Vaus, auditors, for various sums of money received by him for RV before that date, and was found to be in arrears by £6. However, AS has not paid this to RV, and refuses, to his damage of 10m.

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

Postea text: 3 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Trinity 1449.

Postea text: RV came, AS did not come, in default. Order that RV recover debt, with damages and costs of 20s.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 10/10/1443
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Adam Semy (m) Shearman London < England Defendant
Philip Leweston (m) Auditor
Robert Vaus (m) Plaintiff
Robert Vaus (m) Auditor
William Staynford (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 106

Term: Easter 1448
County: London
Writ type: Other
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Negligence

Pleading: John Norman states that on 4 June 1447 he employed William Tyrwhit to shoe his horse properly, but WT fixed a nail into one of his horse's feet, by which it became lame, to his damage of 10m.

Pleading: WT states that he was not employed to shoe this horse in the manner stated by the plaintiff. Parties on the country, jury here at Easter 5 weeks. Pledges named.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 04/06/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Norman (m) Esquire Plaintiff
John Stapilton (m) Grocer London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Kyng (m) Smith London < England Surety for defendant
William Bachon (m) Hosteler London < England Surety for defendant
William Thorp (m) Brewer London < England Surety for defendant
William Tyrwhit (m) Smith London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 107

Term: Easter 1448
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Juliana Haukyn and Thomas Lamberd, executors of William Haukyn, state that on 13 September 1430 William Hulker made bond with WH, now deceased, in £8, but has not paid either him or his executors, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court, and the testamentary letters of WH by which they have executry and administration.

Pleading: WH states that this bond was not of his making. Parties on the country, jury here at quindene of Trinity. Bond to remain in custody of Henry Fylongley for safe-keeping.

Postea text: 4 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Easter 1449.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 13/09/1430
(due) 01/04/1431 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Official
John Huntyngdon (m) Attorney of defendant
Juliana Haukyn (f) Executor, Plaintiff
Thomas Lamberd (m) Saffron Walden < Essex < England Executor, Plaintiff
William Haukyn (m) dec. Newport < Essex < England Testator
William Hulker (m) Chaplain, Merchant London < England alias (lately of) Yaxley < Huntingdonshire < England Defendant
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 107d

Term: Easter 1448
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: Bartholomew John states that on 11 October 1447 he delivered to Richard Rydon for safe-keeping two documents, the first of which recorded that he, as Bartholomew Stratton, was bound to a certain John Brygge in £600, and the other that JB was likewise bound to him in £600. These were to be returned on request, but RR has refused, to his damage of £100.

Pleading: RR, offering the documents in court to be delivered as the court decides, states that the bonds were delivered to him jointly by the plaintiff and JB, to be returned under certain conditions, but whether these conditions have been fulfilled on the part of JB he is unaware. He seeks that JB be forewarned. Order to the sheriff to summon JB to be here at Easter 5 weeks, to show reason why the documents should not be delivered to the plaintiff.

Case notes: See also rot 114d. The partially destroyed marginal heading appears to be for Herefordshire, but this would seem to be an error.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Lawrence Jewry < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 11/10/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Bartholomew Stratton alias Bartholomew John (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
John Bedford (m) Attorney of defendant
John Brygge (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Other
Richard Rydon (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 110

Term: Easter 1448
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £30
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: Thomas Kyrkeby states that on 18 October 1443 David Rede forcibly broke into his house in London and took and carried off goods and chattels worth 10m, namely one piece of linen cloth of Niperfeld ('Nyperveldys'), 3 pieces of Brabant cloth, one piece of 'guttyn' (cloth of Gottingen), 2 pieces of 'stroyte flemmys', and 3½ yards of blue buckram, against the peace and to his damage of £30.

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

Pleading: [continued at Michaelmas 1448, rot 314d] DR denies responsibility for this trespass as claimed by TK. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Martinmas.

Postea text: [on CP 40/751] Sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Hilary 1449.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/751, rot 314d.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
St Pancras Soper Lane < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 18/10/1443
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
David Rede (m) Cordwainer Hereford < Herefordshire < England Defendant
Thomas Coberley (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Kyrkeby (m) Mercer London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 113

Term: Easter 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond; Sale of goods

Pleading: Henry Hale, Nicholas Osulbury and Thomas Halle state that on 14 February 1445 in the parish of St Stephen [ward omitted, presumably London], William Dagvyle made bond with them in £10, but has not paid, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: WD states that he ought not owe this bond, as after the making of the bond, on 20 February 1445, by an acquittance which he shows here in court, Henry Hale acknowledged receipt of this £10 and a further £10, as part payment of a larger sum owed for various merchandise sold and delivered by HH to WD. He states that the £10 in the writ is a parcel of this £20 paid.

Pleading: The plaintiffs state that before 20 February 1445 WD was indebted to HH in £95 for cinnamon and pepper bought by WD, of which WD paid £20, for which HH made this acquittance in £20, and not that HH made this acquittance regarding the £10 referred to in the bond and another £10 for other diverse merchandise, as WD has claimed.

Pleading: WD repeats that HH made the acquittance regarding the £10 mentioned in the bond and another £10 for other merchandise, as he claimed. Parties on country. Sheriff of Oxfordshire to have jury of Oxford here at Easter five weeks. Plaintiffs appoint William Pomeray or William Praers as attorney. Pledges named for defendant.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Trinity 1448.

Events
Type Place Date
Release (from Debt/obligation) Oxford < Oxfordshire < England (initial) 20/02/1445
Bond London < England (initial) 14/02/1445
(due) 01/11/1446 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Hale (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Hugh Wyther (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
Nicholas Osulbury (m) Plaintiff
Robert Hoychyns (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Denton (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Gurney (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Halle (m) Plaintiff
William Dagvyle (m) Grocer Oxford < Oxfordshire < England Defendant
William Pomeray (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Praers (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 114

Term: Easter 1448
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: William Lakyn and John Rede state that on 3 February 1447 they delivered to Thomas Nores for safe-keeping a certain document, in which it was recorded that a certain Thomas Mychell was bound to them in £40. This was to be returned on request, but he has refused, to their damage of £40.

Pleading: TN, offering the document in court to be delivered as ordered, states that the bond was delivered to him by both the plaintiffs an TM, to be returned under certain conditions, but he is unaware whether these conditions have been met on the part of TM. He therefore asks that TM be warned. Order that the sheriff warn TM to be here at octave of Trinity to show why the bond should not be returned to the plaintiffs.

Postea text: 5 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Easter 1450.

Postea text: Parties com, sheriff sends that TM has nothing in his bailiwick. Shown in court that he has sufficient in Wiltshire. Sheriff of Wiltshire to warn him to be here at octave of Trinity 1450.

Postea text: Writ of scire facias delivered to Robert Vaus, deputy of the sheriff of Wiltshire.

Postea text: Parties came, sheriff sent that he warned TM to be here, by William Holbeme and Nicholas Reynold. TM did not come. Order that plaintiffs recover the bond from TN, by default of TM. TM amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping London < England (initial) 03/02/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Rede (m) Plaintiff
Nicholas Reynold (m) Official
Robert Vaus (m) Other
Thomas Nores (m) Gentleman London < England Defendant
William Holbeme (m) Official
William Lakyn (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 114d

Term: Easter 1448
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: Bartholomew Stratton states that on 11 October 1447 he delivered to Richard Ryche for safe-keeping two documents, the first of which recorded that he was bound to a certain John Brygge in £600, and the other that JB was likewise bound to him in £600. These were to be returned on request, but RR has refused, to his damage of £100.

Pleading: RR, offering the documents in court to be delivered as the court decides, states that the bonds were delivered to him jointly by the plaintiff and JB, to be returned under certain conditions, but whether these conditions have been fulfilled on the part of JB he is unaware. He seeks that JB be forewarned. Order to the sheriff to summon JB to be here at the octave of Trinity, to show reason why the documents should not be delivered to the plaintiff.

Case notes: See also rot 107d.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Lawrence Jewry < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 11/10/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Bartholomew Stratton (m) Plaintiff
John Bedford (m) Attorney of defendant
John Brygge (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Other
Richard Ryche (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 116

Term: Easter 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Arbitration; Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: Richard Broom states that on 12 October 1423 Walter Collys accounted in London before Thomas Pouder and Thomas Pyblowe, auditors, for various sums of money received by WC for RB before that time, and was found to be in arrears by £11. However, WC has refused to pay this to RB, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: WC states that he and RB, after the date of the supposed reckoning of account, namely on 12 December 1424, at Worcester, placed themselves in the arbitration of a certain Roger Nasshe and Richard Yeltehall, arbiters, concerning this and all other outstanding debts, actions and other matters, who declared that WC had sustained damages of £21 on occasion of the various trespasses committed against him by RB, and ordained that WC should keep this £11, and that RB should pay him the other £10, which he duly did.

Pleading: RB states that he never had any such arbitration or judgment between them as claimed. Enquiry by country, sheriff of Worcestershire to have jury of Worcester here at morrow of St John the Baptist. Pledges named.

Postea text: RB came, WC did not come, in default. Take pledges. Tot morrow of All Souls.

Postea text: 2 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Easter 1449.

Postea text: Thomas Oseney and William [Clyve] seek to make fine with the king, admitted for 2 [missing]. Pledges named for fine. TO and WC quit.

Postea text: 4 more posteas, to [?quindene] of Easter 1450.

Events
Type Place Date
Arbitration Worcester < Worcestershire < England (initial) 12/12/1424
Accounting St Dionis Backchurch < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 12/10/1423
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Brewes (m) Gentleman Chipping Campden < Gloucestershire < England Surety other
John Malpas (m) Chapman Worcester < Worcestershire < England Surety for defendant
Richard Broom (m) Plaintiff
Richard Yeltehall (m) Arbitrator
Roger Nasshe (m) Arbitrator
Thomas Ademond (m) Shearman Worcester < Worcestershire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Bolland (m) Gentleman Gloucester < Gloucestershire < England Surety other
Thomas Oseney (m) Gentleman Worcester < Worcestershire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Pouder (m) Auditor
Thomas Pyblowe (m) Auditor
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Walter Collys (m) Husbandman (lately of) Lulsley < Worcestershire < England Defendant
William Clyve (m) Gentleman Worcester < Worcestershire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 116d

Term: Easter 1448
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: William Illary states that on 4 May 1440 he delivered to Walter Culpet in London [ward omitted] a certain document in which it was recorded that WI was bound to a certain John Faryngdon in £20. This was to be returned on request, but WC now refuses, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: WC, offering the document in court to be delivered as the court orders, states that the bond was delivered to him jointly by the plaintiff and JF, to be returned under certain conditions, but whether these conditions have been fulfilled on the part of JF he is unaware. He seeks that JF be forewarned. Order to the sheriff to summon JB to be here at the quindene of Trinity, to show reason why the document should not be delivered to the plaintiff.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Edmund the King and Martyr < London < England (initial) 04/05/1440
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bust (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Colyns (m) Attorney of defendant
John Faryngdon (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Creditor
Walter Culpet (m) Scrivener (lately of) London < England Defendant
William Illary (m) Gentleman Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 118d

Term: Easter 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 100m
Case type: Loan

Pleading: John Clerk states that on 1 October 1444 William When borrowed £56 from him, but has not re-paid this, to his damage of 100m.

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

Postea text: Parties come, WW makes his law. JC to take nothing, amerced for false claim. WW sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 01/10/1444
(due) 25/12/1444 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Horne (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Bury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Clerk (m) Plaintiff
John Hunt (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Uffenham (m) Attorney of defendant
William When (m) Husbandman Mere < Wiltshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 124

Term: Easter 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Damages awarded: 26s 8d
Costs: 33s 4d
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Clerk state that on 13 July 1443 John Wolston made bond with him in £16, but has not paid, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JW states that this bond was not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Trinity. Bond in custody of Robert Darcy for safe-keeping.

Postea text: Bond delivered to Thomas Fulthorp, JCP, RD quit.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to quindene of Martinmas 1448 nisi prius they come before Richard Neuton, CJCP, and Thomas Fulthorp, JCP, or one of them, at St Martin le Grand on 20 November 1448. On this day, JC came, TF sent record that on that day, before TF and Christopher Horbury, parties came by attorney, jury states that the bond was made of JW, as JC claimed. Damages assigned to JC at 26s 8d, costs at 20s. Order that JC recover debt, and damages, and a further 13s 4d costs assigned by the justices, to a total of 4m. JW to be taken.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 13/07/1443
(due) 15/08/1443 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Assumption of
(due) 01/11/1443 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Christopher Horbury (m) Justice
John Bury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Clerk (m) Plaintiff
John Wolston (m) Gentleman (lately of) Sparkwell < Devon < England alias (lately of) London < England Defendant
Richard Wolston (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Official
Thomas Fulthorp (m) Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 127d

Term: Easter 1448
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Andrewe states that on 12 May 1446, at Chelsea, William Malyverere made bond with him in £3 6s 8d, and also on 12 April 1446 he made another bond in 40s. However, he has not paid either bond, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bonds in court.

Pleading: WM states that WA, at Westminster, by a document which he shows in court, dated 20 March 1447, released and quit-claimed him, by the name of William Mauleverer of Cottinghams, Yorkshire, from all personal actions outstanding against him.

Pleading: WA states that this release was not of his making. Enquiry by country, sheriff to have jury of Westminster here at octave of Trinity. Document to remain in custody of Robert Darcy for safe-keeping.

Postea text: Writ arrived late, to morrow of St John the Baptist.

Events
Type Place Date
Release (from Debt/obligation) Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 20/03/1447
Bond Chelsea < Middlesex < England (initial) 12/05/1446
(due) 08/09/1446 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Nativity of
Bond Chelsea < Middlesex < England (initial) 12/04/1446
(due) 24/06/1446 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Wilcokkes (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Common Pleas [court] Official
William Andrewe (m) Citizen Brewer (lately of) London < England Plaintiff
William Malyverere (m) Gentleman Cottingham < Yorkshire < England alias (lately of) Chelsea < Middlesex < England Defendant
William Pulton (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 128

Term: Easter 1448
County: Essex
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Damages claimed: -
Case type: Breach of Statute; Embracery

Pleading: John Northey, Thomas Bygge, John Werke, William Taverner, John Cornyssh, Anthony Astell, John Perker, John Leche, John Grene, William Couper, John Leyner and William Walton, jurors in an assize of fresh force between Robert Cawode and John Mordon, plaintiffs, and John Santon and William Mody, defendants, concerning tenements in the parish of St Botolph without Aldersgate, London, summoned before Thomas Scot and William Abraham, sheriffs of London, took sums of money from RC and JM for their verdict, and John Leycestre, Thomas Smyth and Richard Gunnesby, embracers, who also took money for procuring this, in contempt of the king, against the ordinance and to the damage of JS, were attached to answer John Santon, citing the terms of the statute of 38 Edward III against corrupt jurors and embracery [Stat. Realm, 38 Edw. II, Stat 1, c.12]. Parties came by attorney, day given at octave of Trinity.

Events
Type Place Date
Breach of Statute Witham < Essex < England
Location of Property St Botolph without Aldersgate < Aldersgate Ward < London < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Anthony Astell (m) Defendant
John Bust (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Cornyssh (m) Defendant
John Grene (m) Defendant
John Leche (m) Defendant
John Leycestre (m) Gentleman (lately of) London < England Defendant
John Leyner (m) Defendant
John Mordon (m) Other
John Northey (m) Defendant
John Perker (m) Defendant
John Santon (m) Gentleman Plaintiff
John Werke (m) Defendant
Richard Gunnesby (m) Brewer London < England Defendant
Robert Cawode (m) Other
Thomas Bygge (m) Defendant
Thomas Scott (m) Sheriff London [county] London < England Official
Thomas Smyth (m) Brewer London < England Defendant
William Abraham (m) Sheriff London [county] London < England Official
William Couper (m) Defendant
William Mody (m) Mason Other
William Taverner (m) Defendant
William Walton (m) Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 135

Term: Easter 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Adam Derby states that on 10 February 1446 John Turk made bond with him in £20, but has not paid, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JT states that by a certain document, of which he shows the part sealed by AD in court, made in the parish of St Michael Bassishaw on 11 February 1446, AD agreed that whereas JT and a certain Robert Hacches were bound to AD in £20, as contained in the said bill, the bond shall be cancelled if they were to make payments of this in 40s instalments at the Nativity of St John the Baptist, Michaelmas, Christmas and Easter until the sum is paid in full. However, if they default on any payment or part of any payment, then the bond shall remain in force. He says that he made all the payments to AD, as contained in the terms of the bond, in the parish of St Michael Bassishaw.

Pleading: AD, protesting that JT did not pay the sums of money contained in the indenture, states that JT did not pay the 40s due at Christmas 1447. Enquiry by the country, jury here at Easter five weeks.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Michael Cornhill < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 10/02/1446
(due) 24/06/1446 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Contract (not Service/employment) St Michael Bassishaw < Bassishaw Ward < London < England (initial) 11/02/1446
(due) < Michaelmas
(due) < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
(due) < Easter
(due) < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Adam Derby (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
John Turk (m) Citizen Brewer London < England Defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of defendant
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 136

Term: Easter 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: John Rust states that on 12 July 1442 John Galle made bond with him in 10m, payable in four instalments of 33s 4d, but has not paid, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court.

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

Pleading: JR denies this, stating that at the time of the bond JG was not imprisoned, and made the bond freely and not under any duress. Enquiry by the country. Sheriff of Lincolnshire to have jury here at the quindene of Trinity.

Postea text: 3 posteas, to Easter one month 1449.

Events
Type Place Date
Imprisonment Mere < Lincolnshire < England (initial) 12/07/1442
Bond St Botolph without Aldersgate < Aldersgate Ward < London < England (initial) 12/07/1442
(due) 25/12/1442 < Christmas
(due) 21/04/1443 < Easter
(due) 24/06/1443 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
(due) 29/09/1443 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Galle (m) Clerk Parson Barkston [church] (lately of) Barkston < Lincolnshire < England Defendant
John Rust (m) Chaplain Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Willyford (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 137d

Term: Easter 1448
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Assault; Imprisonment

Pleading: Richard Sangyll states that on 30 November 1447, in London, William Marchall assaulted him and imprisoned him for 6 days, against the peace and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: WM denies responsibility for this trespass as claimed. Parties on the country, jury here at octave of Trinity.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
Imprisonment
St Martin Ludgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 30/11/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Sangyll (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Cook (m) Attorney of defendant
William Marchall (m) Chaplain London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 183

Term: Easter 1448
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: John Vynour states that on 26 December 1447 he delivered to Richard Horseley a certain horse worth 40s for safe-keeping, to be returned on request. However, RH now refuses to return it, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: RH states that he has not detained this horse as claimed by JV. Wagers his law immediately. JV takes nothing, amerced for false claim. RH sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Dionis Backchurch < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 26/12/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Quyk (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Vynour (m) Plaintiff
Richard Horseley (m) Cutler London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 183

Term: Easter 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas West states that on 4 April 1447 John Catyrton made bond with him in 8m 6s 8d, but has not paid, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court.

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

Pleading: [continued at Trinity term, rot 131] JC states that he ought not owe this debt, as he made a bond in this amount on that day, but on the condition that if he should pay to TW 6m in the first year after the said 4 April 1447, and 4m in the following year, then the bond shall be cancelled; otherwise it shall remain in force. He is a man of little learning, and this bond was read to him in English containing this condition, and he, believing that it contained this condition, sealed it. He therefore states that this bond, not containing this condition, was not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at octave of St John the Baptist. Bond to remain in custody of Rebert Darcy for safe-keeping.

Postea text: 2 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to Michaelmas one month 1448.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/750, rot 131.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Giles without Cripplegate < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 04/04/1447
(due) 28/05/1447 < Pentecost
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Catyrton (m) Brewer London < England Defendant
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Common Pleas [court] Official
Thomas West (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 184

Term: Easter 1448
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Disseisin
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: John Woderove was summoned to answer Thomas Fraunces on plea that he disseised him of his possession of certain lands in Stepney demised to him by John Langton. TF states that on 18 March 1446 John Langton demised to him a messuage and land in Stepney, to hold from the feast of the Purification for [missing] years. He held this property until, within this term, JL sold the property to JW, who ejected him from possession on 18? July 1447, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: JW states that he did not eject TF from this property as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at Easter five weeks.

Postea text: Sheriff replies that he sent orders to John Plesyngton, bailiff of the liberty of the Bishop of London, who did nothing. Order to the sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Trinity, notwithstanding the liberty.

Postea text: 6 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of the Purification 1450.

Events
Type Place Date
Disseisin Stepney < Middlesex < England (initial) 18/07/1447
Rental Agreement Stepney < Middlesex < England (initial) 18/03/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Langton (m) Citizen Saddler London < England Other
John Woderove (m) Shoemaker London < England Defendant
Thomas Fraunces (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 184d

Term: Easter 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Roger Holbeck states that on 1 February 1447 Nicholas Careu made bond with him in £38 3s 1d, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: NC states that on the day of RH's original writ he was living at Herstmonceux in Sussex, and never lived at Beddington, as claimed in the writ.

Pleading: RH states that NC was living at Beddington in Surrey, as the original writ supposed. Enquiry by the country. Sheriff of Surrey to have jury of Beddington here at Easter five weeks.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond All Hallows Bread Street < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 01/02/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Nicholas Careu (m) Esquire Hertsmonceux < Sussex < England alias (lately of) Beddington < Surrey < England Defendant
Roger Holbeck (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 281

Term: Easter 1448
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: John Norman states that on 18 June 1447 Thomas Smyth accounted before John Chaumbre and Thomas Palmer, auditors, for various sums of money received by him for JN before that date, and was found to be in arrears by £20. However, he refuses to pay this sum to JN, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: TS states that he does not owe JN this or any money as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Trinity.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to octave of St John the Baptist.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 18/06/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Chaumbre (m) Auditor
John Norman (m) Esquire Plaintiff
Nicholas Wolff (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Palmer (m) Auditor
Thomas Smyth (m) Ironmonger London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 314

Term: Easter 1448
County: Yorkshire
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Jakson states that on 12 August 1443 Richard Tatersall made bond with him in £16, but has not paid, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: RT, by attorney [name omitted], granted licence to imparl to [omitted].

Pleading: [Further process on rot 317d, including action to recover sums from mainpernors]

Case notes: Further process in this case on rot 317d of this same roll.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Wakefield < Yorkshire < England (initial) 12/08/1443
(due) 24/08/1443 < St Bartholomew
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Tatersall (m) Draper (lately of) London < England Defendant
William Jakson (m) 'Brunley' < England Plaintiff
William Marchall (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 315d

Term: Easter 1448
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Both, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, and Clement Denston state that on 28 October 1446 John Langton, Bishop of St David's, now deceased, made bond with them in 100m, but he did not pay, and nor have John Bedon and Alan Semper, the defendants, the executors of JL together with Thomas Boleyn, to their damage of £100. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: JB and AS granted licence to imparl to quindene of Trinity.

Pleading: [continued at Hilary 1449, rot 314] Executors, by John Goldwell, attorney, granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Pleading: [Followed by mesne process of same case against Thomas Boleyn, who did not come. Sheriff to distrain, distrained by goods to the value of 12d and mainprize of John Vynt, Thomas Tynt, John Sturdy and John Hervy. To same term.

Case notes: Case re-enrolled on CP 40/752, rot 314. See also CP 40/753, rot 308.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 28/10/1446
(due) 24/06/1447 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Alan Semper (m) Gentleman (lately of) London < England Defendant, Executor
Clement Denston (m) Clerk Plaintiff
John Bedon (m) Gentleman (lately of) London < England Defendant, Executor
John Goldwell (m) Attorney of defendant
John Hervy (m) Surety other
John Langton (m) dec. Clerk Bishop St David's [diocese] Testator
John Sturdy (m) Surety other
John Vynt (m) Surety other
Richard Jaye (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Boleyn (m) Clerk (lately of) Chelsea < Middlesex < England Executor
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Tynt (m) Surety other
William Both (m) Clerk Bishop Coventry and Lichfield [diocese] Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 325

Term: Easter 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John Renkyn states that on 28 February 1444 Richard Roger bought from him the following parcels, namely one piece of busk 42 ells long, one piece of Soultwich 32 ells long, one piece of narrow busk 43 ells long, one piece of pickling 42¾ ells long, one piece of white canvas 14 ells long, one piece of Brabant cloth 48¾ ells long, two more pieces of Brabant cloth, one 52¼ ells long, the other 51¾ ells long, one piece of white Flemish cloth 42¾ ells long, one piece of bolt cloth 42 ells long, one piece of 'rou[…]' [damaged] canvas 46 ells long, one piece of 'guttynges' 22 ells long, a dozen 'cochyngclothys', three dozen 'boltelranell', three dozen 'boltelbewker', 12 felt hats, two 'medilpeyntedclothes', 6lb of hemp 'sex libras canapys', 10 ells of 'sprew canvas', 2 dozen cloths ('telarum'), 1000 spikes, 3 quires of paper and one pound of 'owdenard' thread, all for £11, payable on request. However, he has not paid, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: RR states that he does not owe JR this or any money as claimed. Wagers his law immediately. JR to take nothing, amerced for false claim. RR sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods All Hallows Bread Street < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 28/02/1444
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Renkyn (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Richard Roger (m) Husbandman Waresley < Huntingdonshire < England Defendant
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 328

Term: Easter 1448
County: Norfolk
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Housebreaking; Trespass (chattels)

Pleading: John Segford amerced for many defaults. Robert Willy senior, William Willy and Robert Willy junior state that on 10 September 1447 John Segford forcibly broke their close at Ringstead and destroyed their grass worth 5m and ploughed 2 acres of their land, for which they lost the profits of that land from that day until the date of their original writ, 12 January 1448. This was against the peace and to their damage of £20.

Pleading: JS granted licence to imparl to quindene of Trinity, with assent of plaintiffs.

Postea text: 5 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Michaelmas 1449.

Events
Type Place Date
Destruction of Chattels
House-breaking
Ringstead < Norfolk < England (initial) 10/09/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edmund Peris (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Segford (m) Gentleman (lately of) London < England Defendant
Robert Willy snr (m) Plaintiff
Robert Willy jnr (m) Clerk Plaintiff
William Willy (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 330

Term: Easter 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Arbitration; Debt

Pleading: Robert Haldenby, John Ly[…] and Thomas Hert state that at Michaelmas 1446, in London, they and Thomas Nayleston placed themselves in the arbitration and judgment of William de la Pole, Earl and Marquis of Suffolk, Thomas Tudenham and Thomas Shiryngton, arbiters, regarding all disputes, trespasses and debts between them. The arbiters agreed, and on the feast of St Nicholas 1446 they decided that, in full satisfaction of all outstanding debts, etc, TN should pay to the plaintiffs £9 at the feast of the Purification. However, TN has not paid this sum, and refuses, to their damage of 100s.

Pleading: TN states that he does not owe the plaintiffs this or any money as claimed. Order that he wager his law at quindene of Trinity. Pledges for law named.

Postea text: TN came, plaintiffs do not prosecute their writ. Plaintiffs and pledges amerced, TN sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Arbitration St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 29/09/1446
(initial) 06/12/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Horn (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Ly[...] (m) Plaintiff
Robert Haldenby (m) Plaintiff
Robert Rous (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Thomas Hert (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Lambard (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Nayleston (m) Yeoman Long Buckby < Northamptonshire < England Defendant
Thomas Shiryngton (m) Clerk Arbitrator
Thomas Tudenham (m) Knight Arbitrator
William Godley (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Pole (m) Earl, Marquis Suffolk [earldommarquessate] Arbitrator

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 330d

Term: Easter 1448
County: Kent
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: Richard Lovelas amerced for many defaults. Margery, former wife of William Burton, Richard Philipp and Richard Lee, executors of William Burton, state that at Michaelmas 1440, at Kingsdown, RL accounted before Thomas Burgeys and John Wygmore, auditors, concerning various sums of money received by RL for WB, and was found to be in arrears by £30. However, RL has not paid this £30 to WB or his executors, to their damage of £20.

Pleading: RL granted licence to imparl to octave of Trinity, with assent of plaintiffs. They show in court the testamentary letters of WB, by which they have executry and administration.

Pleading: [continued at Trinity 1448, rot 329] RL, in person, citing the terms of the statute of 5 Henry IV against people making false claims regarding reckonings of account in order to impoverish individuals and prevent them from wagering their law (Stat. Realm, 5 Henry IV, c. 8), states that he does not owe the executors this £30 or any money as claimed, and is prepared to defend as the court orders. He seeks that the attorney of the executors be examined, and that he be allowed to make his law immediately, according to the form of the statute. The attorney refused to be sworn and examined, so order that RL be allowed to wager his law, which he does immediately. Executors to take nothing, but amerced for false claim. RL sent without day.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/750, rot 329.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting Kingsdown < Kent < England (initial) 29/09/1440
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Wygmore (m) Auditor
Margery Burton (f) Executor, Plaintiff
Richard Lee (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Executor, Plaintiff
Richard Lovelas (m) Gentleman Kingsdown < Kent < England Defendant
Richard Philipp (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Executor, Plaintiff
Thomas Burgeys (m) Auditor
Thomas Hethe (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Hever (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Burton (m) dec. Citizen Grocer London < England Testator

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 349d

Term: Easter 1448
County: Sussex
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Thomas Strode states that on 10 June 1447 John Machon bought from him 12 bullocks and 8 cows for £8, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: JM states that he does not owe this or any money to TS as claimed. Order that he wager his law at quindene of Trinity. Pledges for law named. Attorney to have him here.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods Hartfield < Sussex < England (initial) 10/06/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Hert (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Machon (m) Butcher London < England Defendant
Richard Jay (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Mayn (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Thomas Strode (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Torold (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 401d

Term: Easter 1448
County: London
Writ type: Fraud
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: William Bykeleswade states that on Christmas Day 1447, in London [parish and ward omitted], he hired a horse from John Venour in order to ride from London to Salisbury and back, paying [omitted]. However, although the horse was not capable of making this journey, JV falsely and fraudulently warranted that the horse was capable of this, to his damage of 100s, and for which he has suffered loss of £20.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Contract (not Service/employment) London < England (initial) 25/12/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Quyk (m) Attorney of defendant
John Venour (m) Barber London < England Defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Bykeleswade (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 405

Term: Easter 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Simon Strete states that on 18 May 1439 Thomas Turges made seven bonds with him, four in 5m and three in 4m, the first payable at Epiphany 1440 and the rest at Epiphany in the years 1442-7. However, TT did not pay these during his life, and nor has John Cheyne, appointed at Aylesbury as administrator of the goods of TT by John Crosseby, commissary of William, Bishop of Lincoln, after the death of TT. This is to his damage of £40. He shows the bonds in court.

Pleading: JC states that on the day of SS's original writ he had made full administration of all the goods formerly of TT, and had none left in his hands to pay the debt.

Pleading: SS states that on the day of his original writ, namely 14 January 1448, JC had various goods formerly of TT still in his hands and un-administered by which he could have paid this debt, namely in St Anthodia's parish, London. Enquiry by country, jury here at Easter five weeks.

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

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to quindene of Hilary 1449, nisi prius they come before Nicholas Ayssheton, JCP, at St Martin le Grand on 25 January 1449. On this day, SS came, NA sent record that on that day, before him and Robert Clay, parties came, jury came, SS did not prosecute writ. SS and pledges amerced, JC sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 18/05/1439
(due) 06/01/1443 < Epiphany
Bond St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 18/05/1439
(due) 06/01/1444 < Epiphany
Bond St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 18/05/1439
(due) 06/01/1442 < Epiphany
Bond St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 18/05/1439
(due) 06/01/1440 < Epiphany
Bond St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 18/05/1439
(due) 06/01/1445 < Epiphany
Bond St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 18/05/1439
(due) 06/01/1447 < Epiphany
Bond St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 18/05/1439
(due) 06/01/1446 < Epiphany
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Cheyne (m) Knight (lately of) Drayton Beauchamp < Buckinghamshire < England Administrator, Defendant
John Crosseby (m) Commissary General Official
John Huet (m) Attorney of defendant
Nicholas Ayssheton (m) Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
Robert Clay (m) Justice
Simon Strete (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Heth (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Turges (m) dec. Yeoman Marsworth < Buckinghamshire < England Other
William Alnwick (m) Bishop Lincoln [diocese] Official

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 406d

Term: Easter 1448
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Loan

Pleading: John Cok states that on 10 May 1445 Thomas Langford borrowed 40s from him, payable on request, but has not re-paid this sum, to his damage of 10m.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Loan Shoreditch < Middlesex < England (initial) 10/05/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Hikkes (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Cok (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Langford (m) Currier London < England Defendant
William Creswell (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 447d

Term: Easter 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: William Barre states that on 20 April 1447, in London, John Darcy bought one horse from him for 100s, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: JD states that he need not respond to WB, as WB is a villein of JC as of his manor of Temple Newsam in Yorkshire.

Pleading: WB states that he is a free man and not a villein of JD, as JD has claimed. Enquiry on the country, jury here at quindene of Trinity.

Postea text: Jury placed in respite to quindene of St John the Baptist, nisi prius they come before Richard Neuton, CJCP on 6 July 1448, at St Martin le Grand. On this day, WB came, RN sent record that on that day, before RN and John Danyell, parties came, jury said that WB was a free man and not a villein of JD. Damages and costs assigned at £8. JD amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 20/04/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Danyell (m) Justice
John Darcy (m) Knight Temple Hirst < Yorkshire < England Defendant
John Wyghall (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Neuton (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
William Barre (m) Gentleman Sessay < Yorkshire < England Plaintiff
William Durant (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 453

Term: Easter 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Contract (general)

Pleading: Thomas Boge states that on 28 May 1446 John Wyche placed his daughter Katherine, who was suffering from sciatica, in his household, paying 10d per week during her stay while she was being treated by Roger Warter, a surgeon, who was to receive 5m if he cured her. Katherine was treated successfully, and TB paid the 5m to RW as agreed, and she also stayed with him for 80 weeks, for which he is owed a further 5m. However, JW has not paid either debt, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: JW granted licence to imparl to quindene of Trinity, with assent of TB.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas 1448, with assent.

Events
Type Place Date
Contract (not Service/employment) St Peter Westcheap < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 28/05/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Salter (m) Attorney of defendant
John Wyche (m) Corviser Shrewsbury < Shropshire < England Defendant
Katherine Wyche (f) Other
Roger Warter (m) Surgeon Other
Thomas Boge (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 453

Term: Easter 1448
County: Sussex
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond; Loan

Pleading: Thomas Lewkenore states that on 1 December 1441 Richard Bruyn made bond with him in 100m, and also borrowed from him a further 30m, both payable at the Nativity of St John the Baptist next, but has not paid either debt, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: RB granted licence to imparl to octave of trinity, with assent of TL.

Postea text: 9 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Easter 1451.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Horsted Keynes < Sussex < England (initial) 01/12/1441
(due) 24/06/1442 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Loan Horsted Keynes < Sussex < England (initial) 01/12/1441
(due) 24/06/1442 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Bruyn (m) Esquire (lately of) London < England Defendant
Richard Jay (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Lewkenore (m) Knight Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 473d

Term: Easter 1448
County: London
Writ type: Other
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Margaret Stokes, prioress of St Helen's, Bishopsgate, was summoned to answer Henry Frowyk and his son Thomas that she abide by an agreement made between them regarding the manor of Boston ('Burston') and it's appurtenances, which she demised to them for a term of 3 years. They state that MS and the convent of St Helen's, by an indenture made between them and the plaintiffs in the parish of St Ethelburga in London, of which they show in court the part sealed with the common seal of the house, dated in the chapter house on 10 November 1446, demised to HF and TF the manor of Burston with appurtenances, along with two messuages and the reversion of a third in West Brentford which William Symond holds for a term of 14 years by an earlier demise, to hold from Michaelmas 1446 for a term of three years, at an annual rent of 11m to the prioress and 5s ¼d to the Abbot of Westminster. After this term, they may hold it for a further 80 years, at the same rents. They are to permit the priory's steward to hold his court there each year, although HF and TF may take the profits of the court. If the rent is ever in arrears by one month, the priory may distrain goods to that value, and if no distraint can be had within half a year, then the priory may re-enter the property. By this demise, HF and TF held this property until 1 December 1446, when William Symonde, on the pretext of an earlier demise, entered the manor and ejected them, and despite their complaints the prioress and convent have not reinstated them in their tenure, to their damage of £100.

Pleading: MS granted licence to imparl to quindene of Trinity, with assent of plaintiffs.

Events
Type Place Date
Rental Agreement St Ethelburga < Bishopsgate Ward < London < England (initial) 10/11/1446
Location of Property Boston < Middlesex < England (initial) 10/11/1446
Breach of Tenure Boston < Middlesex < England (initial) 01/12/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Frowyk (m) Alderman, Citizen London < England Plaintiff
Margaret Stokes (f) Prioress St Helen's, Bishopsgate [priory] London < England Defendant
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Frowyk (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Symonde (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 474

Term: Easter 1448
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Real action / rents / damage to real estate; Taking of goods

Pleading: Richard Burdon states that on 6 May 1432 John Arnold forcibly took and carried off a chest containing various charters, in the custody of Katherine Sydyngburn, against the peace and to his damage of £100. The charters included, amongst others, one by which William Page granted to Thomas William and his wife Joan all lands etc. which he had in the parish of St Stephen Coleman Street, except one tenement which John atte More held and inhabited, to hold in perpetuity; another charter by which Thomas and Joan William granted to John Weston and his wife Margaret all their tenements and two houses in Coleman Street in St Stephen's parish, the tenements being situated between the tenement of Richard Oxenford which John Covynton then held to the south, and the tenement of Richard Maserer to the north, and extending in length from the street of Coleman Street to the east to the garden of John de Briklesworth to the west, and the houses lying between the tenements of Clement Lavender and his wife Agnes, formerly of Agnes's former husband John Kyngis, to the north, and the tenement of Simon de Maldon to the south, and extending from Coleman Street in the east to a vacant plot of Thomas Munden and his wife Alice to the west, to hold in perpetuity; another by which John Feraunt, executor of John de Westone by virtue of his will proved in the court of Husting on 17 July 1374, sold to Geoffrey Grigge and his wife Agnes all the property held by John Weston which he was instructed by the will to sell in the parish of St Stephen Coleman Street, namely between the tenement of Richard de Oxenford which John de Covyngton then held to the south, and the tenement of John de Neuport, formerly held by Robert Maserer to the north, and from Coleman Street to the east to the garden of John Keryell, formerly of John de Briklesworth to the west; and also another charter by which Geoffrey Grigge granted to William Baret, William Creswyk, William Forster, John Wakefeld, John Edmond and John Close all his lands and tenements, his brewhouse, rents and service, a tenement called the 'Garland on the Hope', and another called the 'Cock on the Hope', along with all other appurtenances in Coleman Street, between the tenement of John Frankeleyn to the south, and Ellis Bokkyng to the north, and from Coleman Street to the east to the tenement formerly of John de Briklysworth to the west.

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

Postea text: 10 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Easter 1451.

Case notes: Alleged theft of charters relating to property on Coleman Street.

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods St John Walbrook < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 06/05/1432
Location of Property St Stephen Coleman Street < Coleman Street Ward < London < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
[omited] Horn (m) Attorney of defendant
Agnes Grigge (f) London < England Other
Agnes Kyngis alias Agnes Lavender (f) Other
Alice Munden (f) Other
Clement Lavender (m) Other
Ellis Bokkyng (m) Draper Other
Geoffrey Grigge (m) Citizen Vintner London < England Other
Joan William (f) London < England Other
John Arnold (m) Leatherseller London < England Defendant
John atte More (m) Currier London < St Stephen Coleman Street < England Other
John Briklysworth alias John Briklesworth (m) Other
John Close (m) London < England Other
John Covyngton alias John Covynton (m) Other
John Edmond (m) London < England Other
John Feraunt (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Executor
John Frankeleyn (m) Other
John Keryell (m) Knight Other
John Kyngis (m) dec. Other
John Neuport (m) Other
John Wakefeld (m) London < England Other
John Weston (m) dec. Citizen Brewer 'St Ives' < England alias London < England Other
Katherine Sydyngburn (f) Other
Margaret Weston (f) London < England Other
Richard Burdon (m) Plaintiff
Richard Maserer (m) Spicer London < England Other
Richard Oxenford (m) Other
Simon Maldon (m) Other
Thomas Munden (m) Other
Thomas Page (m) Middlesex < England Other
Thomas William (m) Citizen Spicer London < England Other
William Baret (m) Alderman London < England Other
William Creswyk (m) London < England Other
William Forster (m) London < England Other
William Page (m) Kingsbury < Middlesex < England Other
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/749, rot. 482

Term: Easter 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (other); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Loan; Sale of goods

Pleading: Richard Aysshburne states that on 2 August 1434 John Elsy retained him to serve as his bailiff in his manor called 'Pecchysmaner' in Mile End, to serve for 3 years at a wage of 10m per year, payable at Christmas. He served for this three years, for which he is owed £20. Also, on the same day, JE bought from him 10 quarters of malt for 10m, payable on request, and borrowed from him a further 20m, also payable on request. However, JE has not paid RA any of these three sums, to his damage of £40.

Pleading: JE states that he does not owe RA this £40 or any money as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Trinity.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Michaelmas 1448.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan All Hallows Staining < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 02/08/1434
Sale of Goods All Hallows Staining < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 02/08/1434
Service/employment Contract All Hallows Staining < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 02/08/1434
(due) 02/08/1437
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Elsy (m) Brewer (lately of) London < England Defendant
Richard Alcok (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Aysshburne (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff