CP40/750
Trinity term 1448

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'CP40/750: Trinity term 1448', Court of common pleas: The National Archives, CP40: 1399-1500 (2010). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=118117 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 108d
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 108d

Term: Trinity 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Richard Pygge and William Miller state that on 11 September 1447 John de Negre bought from them three sacks of wool for £23 14s 4d, payable on request, but has not paid, to their damage of £40.

Pleading: JN states that he does not owe this or any money to the plaintiffs as claimed. Wagers his law immediately. Plaintiffs take nothing, amerced for false claim. JN goes without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 11/09/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Negre (m) Merchant London < England Defendant
Richard Pygge (m) Plaintiff
William Miller (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 110

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

Pleading: Thomas Vale states that on 1 June 1426 William Reede made bond with him in £20, but has not paid, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: WR states that this bond was not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at morrow of St John the Baptist. Bond to remain in custody of Henry Fylongley for safe-keeping.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 01/06/1425
(due) 10/07/1425
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Common Pleas [court] Official
John Huntyngton (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Vale (m) Butcher Plaintiff
William Reede (m) Butcher London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 112d

Term: Trinity 1448
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: John Prudde states that on 26 February 1447 he delivered to John Seward two fothers of lead worth £10 13s 4d for safe-keeping, to be returned on request. However, he has not returned these, to his damage of 20m.

Pleading: JS states that he does not detain these goods from JP, or any part of them. Wagers his law immediately. JP to take nothing, amerced for false claim. JS sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 26/02/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Prudde (m) Plaintiff
John Seward (m) Plumber London < England Defendant
Richard Levermore (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 118d

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

Pleading: Beatrice Melreth, John Wylton and Henry Bardolf state that on 20 April 1446 Robert Roos made bond with them in 50m, but has not paid, to their damage of £40. They show the bond in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Lawrence Jewry < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 20/04/1446
(due) 29/09/1447 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Beatrice Melreth (f) Widow London < England Plaintiff
Henry Bardolf (m) Plaintiff
John Wylton (m) Plaintiff
Robert Roos (m) Esquire (lately of) York < Yorkshire < England Defendant
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 119d

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

Pleading: Robert Pyrton, John Brykhede and Thomas Ballard, executors of Henry Penwortham, state that on 20 April 1437 William Brounyng made bond with Henry Penwortham, now deceased, in £40, payable at All Saints' next. The executors acknowledge satisfaction of £5 of this debt, but state that WB has not paid the remaining £35, either to HP or to them as his executors, to their damage of £40. They show the bond in court, and the testamentary letters of HP, by which they have executry and administration.

Pleading: WB states that on the day of the original writ he was living at Bosworth in Leicestershire, and not at Brize Norton as the writ supposes. He seeks judgment on the writ.

Pleading: The executors state that WB was formerly living at Brize Norton, as their writ supposes. Enquiry by country. Sheriff of Oxfordshire to have jury of Brize Norton here at quindene of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 20/04/1437
(due) 01/11/1437 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Penwortham (m) dec. Clerk Testator
John Brykhede (m) Clerk Executor, Plaintiff
Robert Pyryton alias Robert Pyrton (m) Clerk Parson London < St Leonard Eastcheap < England Executor, Plaintiff
Thomas Ballard (m) Esquire Executor, Plaintiff
William Brounyng (m) Esquire Devon < England alias (lately of) Brize Norton < Oxfordshire < England Defendant
William Stillyngton (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 122

Term: Trinity 1448
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Trespass (chattels)

Pleading: John, prior of the Hospital of St Mary without Bishopsgate, states that on 29 July 1447, at Shoreditch, Thomas and Katherine Acton forcibly found and killed six of the his pigs worth 40s, and other enormities, against the peace and to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: TA and KA deny responsibility for this trespass as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of St John the Baptist.

Case notes: Another case on rot 123.

Events
Type Place Date
Destruction of Chattels Shoreditch < Middlesex < England (initial) 29/07/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John [un-named] (m) Prior St Mary Without Bishopsgate [hospital] London < England Plaintiff
Katherine Acton (f) Shoreditch < Middlesex < England Defendant
Thomas Acton (m) Gentleman Shoreditch < Middlesex < England Defendant
Thomas Heth (m) Attorney of defendant
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 123

Term: Trinity 1448
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 40m
Case type: Housebreaking; Real action / rents / damage to real estate; Taking of goods

Pleading: John, prior of the New Hospital of St Mary without Bishopsgate, London, states that on 14 April 1448 Thomas and Katherine Acton, Henry Medocre, John Stokes and James Rosley forcibly broke his close at Shoreditch and cut down and carried off his crops worth 100s, namely rosemary, sage, 'regale' (?basil), 'liliam' (?garlic), thyme, 'florem lucis' (?fennel), onions and leeks, against the peace and to his damage of 40m.

Pleading: The defendants deny force and arms. Parties on country. Concerning the rest of the trespass, they state that the prior ought not maintain his action, since the place of the alleged trespass is, and always has been, part of the king's highway from London to Ware, both for horses and pedestrians, but before the time of the trespass the prior had enclosed it with hedges. The defendants were travelling to London, and finding their way blocked they removed these hedges and the crops growing there, and carried them away to allow passage, as seemed right to them.

Pleading: The Prior states that the land in question is adjacent to the wall of his priory, 132 feet in length and 12 feet wide, and which is and always has been the soil and free tenement of the prior and his predecessors, lying between the wall of the priory and a great ditch which divided the king's highway from the land of the priory. It was not part of the king's highway, as claimed by the defendants.

Pleading: The defendants repeat that the land was part of the king's highway, as they stated. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of St John the Baptist.

Case notes: Another case on rot 122.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Shoreditch < Middlesex < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Medroce (m) Brewer Shoreditch < Middlesex < England Defendant
James Rosley (m) Weaver Shoreditch < Middlesex < England Defendant
John [un-named] (m) Prior St Mary Without Bishopsgate [hospital] London < England Plaintiff
John Stokes (m) Weaver Shoreditch < Middlesex < England Defendant
Katherine Acton (f) Shoreditch < Middlesex < England Defendant
Thomas Acton (m) Gentleman Shoreditch < Middlesex < England Defendant
Thomas Heth (m) Attorney of defendant
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 124

Term: Trinity 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (other)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Loan; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: John Kyrkeby states that on 1 October 1438 he demised to John Pynnok a messuage with appurtenances in London, to hold for 5 years at an annual rent of 40s. JP held this property for these 5 years, for which he owes £10. Also, on the same day, JP borrowed from him a further 100s, payable on request, but he has not paid either sum, to a total of £15, and to the damage of JK of 20m.

Pleading: Concerning the rents, JP states that JK did not demise this property to him as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of St John the Baptist. And concerning the 100s loan, JP states that he does not owe JK this or any money as claimed. Order that he wager his law at the same term, pledges for law named. Pledges for appearance named.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 01/10/1438
Rental Agreement St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 01/10/1438
(due) 01/10/1443
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Wakefeld (m) Gentleman Chipping Campden < Gloucestershire < England Surety for defendant, Surety of law (compurgator)
John Brews (m) Gentleman Chipping Campden < Gloucestershire < England Surety for defendant
John Combe (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Kyrkeby (m) Clerk Plaintiff
John Pynnok jnr (m) Chapman Burford < Oxfordshire < England Defendant
Thomas Spekyngton (m) Draper London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Wyncote (m) Gentleman Binton < Warwickshire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 125

Term: Trinity 1448
County: Essex
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £600
Damages awarded: 40m
Costs: 40m
Case type: Abduction; Contract (marriage); Usurpation / abuse of rights

Pleading: Giles Thornton, John Thornton, James Thornton, John Heyward and Thomas Debenham were attached to answer Thomas Skargyll on a plea that they took and abducted William Rokewode, brother and heir of Lewis Rokewode, whose marriage pertained to TS. TS states that Lewis Rokewode formerly held a moiety of the manor of Burgate in Suffolk in his demesne as of fee, held of John de Veer, Earl of Oxford, of his manor of Castle Hedingham by 2½ knight's fees. Lewis died seised without heirs of his body, and was succeeded by William, his brother and heir, who was underage. The wardship of William pertained to the earl, who was seised of this peacefully, until, by an indenture which he shows in court, made at Oakley in Essex on 10 July 1445, the earl granted custody of William and his lands to TS, until the full age of William. TS held this custody until 18 June 1447, when the defendants took and abducted William at Barking, against the wishes of TS, against the peace and to his damage of £600.

Pleading: Defendants deny this trespass as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at morrow of St John the Baptist. TS appoints Thomas Torald as attorney.

Pleading: [continued at Hilary 1449, rot 494d] Original pleading of plaintiff re-enrolled. Defendants granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter 1449, with assent of plaintiffs. Skargyll appoints Thomas Torald as attorney.

Pleading: [continued at Easter 1449, rot 123] Original pleading of plaintiff re-enrolled. Defendants state that they did not take or abduct WR as TS has claimed. Parties on country, jury here at Easter five weeks.

Postea text: Parties came, sheriff sent that he ordered Thomas Burdon, bailiff of the liberty of the Abbess of Barking, to execute the writ, but the bailiff did not reply. Sheriff to have jury here at Michaelmas one month, notwithstanding the liberty.

Postea text: [on CP 40/753, rot 123] Jury in respite to octave of Trinity 1449. Parties come, jury states that defendants did abduct WR, as claimed by TS. Damages assigned at 40m, costs at 80m. And they say that WR is now of full age, and that TS, after the abduction of WR, came into the possession of the custody of WR, and as he was then over 14 and under 21, he married him to Anne, daughter of Robert Hylton, knight, and their marriage continued until they were divorced by reason of a pre-contract between WR and Isabella, daughter of Giles T, made while WR was in the custody of GT after the abduction, following a suit made at the instance of Isabella and by GT, by the sentence of Robert, former Bishop of London. WR has appealed this sentence, and the appeal is still in progress. If the appeal fails, or if WR dies before judgment is rendered, then damages are assigned to TS for the value of the marriage at 240m, beyond the 120m already assigned for the abduction. If the appeal is successful, then TS shall receive no damages for the value of the marriage. Upon this it seems to the justices here that TS should reduce the damages for costs before the rest of the verdict is rendered. TS releases 40m of the costs, and the 240m for the value of the marriage, and seeks judgment on the rest. Order that TS recover damages of 40m for the abduction, and 40m of the original 80m for his costs. Defendants to be taken.

Postea text: TS acknowledged satisfaction of the 80m, defendants quit.

Case notes: Case type - abduction case, but no force and arms actually alleged. continued on CP 40/752, rot 494d.

Events
Type Place Date
Charter Oakley < Essex < England (initial) 10/07/1445
Abduction Barking < Essex < England (initial) 18/06/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Anne Hylton (f) Other
Giles Thorndon alias Giles Thornton (m) Esquire (lately of) London < England Defendant
Isabella Thornton (f) Other
James Thorndon alias James Thornton (m) Chaplain (lately of) London < England Defendant
John Heyward (m) Yeoman (lately of) Barking < Essex < England Defendant
John Thorndon alias John Thornton (m) Esquire (lately of) London < England Defendant
John Veer (m) Earl Oxford [earldom] Other
Lewis Rokewode (m) dec. Other
Robert Gilbert (m) Bishop London [diocese] Official
Robert Hylton (m) Knight Other
Thomas Burdon (m) Bailiff Official
Thomas Debenham (m) Yeoman (lately of) Barking < Essex < England Defendant
Thomas Skargyll (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Daweson (m) Attorney of defendant
William Morton (m) Attorney of defendant
William Rokewode (m) dec. Other
William Rokewode (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 135

Term: Trinity 1448
County: Essex
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: 40s
Damages awarded: 40s
Costs: 5m
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: Simon Hammys states that on 1 May 1447 John Balle accounted before Thomas Crakenthorp and John Akent, auditors, for various sums of money received by JB for SH before that time. JB was found to be in arrears by 68s, but has not paid this to SH, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: JB states that he did not account before these auditors in the form claimed by SH. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Michaelmas.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to morrow of All Souls 1448. Sheriff replied that he sent this to John Bolle, bailiff of the liberty of Havering-atte-Bower.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to Easter 5 weeks 1449. Parties came, jury came, said that JB did account before these auditors as claimed by SH. Damages assigned at 40s, costs at 5m. Order that SH recover debt, and damages totalling 8m. JB amerced.

Postea text: Record and process sent before the king by virtue of writ of error directed to John Prysot, dated 20 May 1449.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting Havering-atte-Bower < Essex < England (initial) 01/05/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Akent (m) Auditor
John Balle (m) Embroiderer (lately of) London < England Defendant
John Bust (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Prysot (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
Simon Hammys (m) Esquire Havering-atte-Bower < Essex < England Plaintiff
Thomas Crakenthorp (m) Auditor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 226

Term: Trinity 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John Wynter and Katherine his wife, widow and executor of John Lemyng, state that on 10 May 1428 Thomas Wynchecombe bought from John Lemyng, the testator, ten barrels of good beer for 41s, payable on request. However, TW has not paid this sum, either to JL or to Katherine his widow and executor, before or after her marriage to JW, to their damage of 40s. They show in court the testamentary letters of JL, by which KW has executry and administration.

Pleading: TW states that he does not owe this or any money as claimed. Order that he wager his law at octave of St John the Baptist, pledges named.

Postea text: JW and KW come, TW makes essoin to the quindene of Michaelmas.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 10/05/1428
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Joyne (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Lemyng snr (m) dec. Citizen Brewer London < England Testator
John Wynter (m) Plaintiff
Katherine Wynter (f) Executor, Plaintiff
Thomas Wynchecombe (m) Steward, Tallow-chandler Marshalsea of the Household [prison] (lately of) London < England Defendant
William Feyre (m) Surety of law (compurgator)

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 226d

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

Pleading: Richard Baxster states that on 20 November 1447 he delivered to John Deye two documents for safe-keeping. One of these document recorded that RB was bound to a certain Thomas Stowe in £20, while the other recorded that TS was bound to RB in the same £20. These were to be returned on request, but JD now refuses to return them to RB, to his damage of £40.

Pleading: JD, presenting the documents in court to be delivered as the court decides, states that these documents were delivered to him by both RB and TS, to be returned to one or both under certain conditions. However, whether these conditions have been fulfilled on the part of TS he is unaware, and asks that TS be forewarned. Order to the sheriff to inform TS, that he should be here at the quindene of St John the Baptist to show any reason why the documents ought not be returned to RB.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to Michaelmas one month 1448.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Faith under St Paul's < Castle Baynard Ward < London < England (initial) 20/11/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Deye (m) Gentleman Notary London < England Defendant
Richard Baxster (m) Martham < Norfolk < England Plaintiff
Thomas Stowe (m) Husbandman Martham < Norfolk < England Other
Thomas Torold (m) Attorney of defendant
William Norwych (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 230

Term: Trinity 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Loan

Pleading: William Pykeryng states that on 20 May 1446 Thomas Horner borrowed £23 from him, payable on request, but has not re-paid this debt, to his damage of £10.

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

Pleading: [continued at Hilary 1449, rot 117d] TH states that he does not owe WP this or any money as claimed. Order that he wager his law at quindene of Easter, pledges for law named.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl to octave of Hilary 1449.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/752, rot 117d

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Lawrence Jewry < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 20/05/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Horn (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Richard Man (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Horner (m) Gentleman Warminster < Wiltshire < England Defendant
William Pykeryng (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 230

Term: Trinity 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John Bekyrton states that on 20 March 1447 Thomas Broun bought from him 5 pipes of cider for 40s, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of 40s.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Mary at Hill < Billingsgate Ward < London < England (initial) 20/03/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bekyrton (m) Chaplain Plaintiff
Thomas Broun (m) Tallow-chandler London < England Defendant
William Daweson (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 230d

Term: Trinity 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Bond; Loan

Pleading: Edmund Ekeny states that on 20 December 1445 Alexander Ordo made bond with him in 22s, payable at Pentecost next, and also borrowed a further 18s, payable on request. However he has not paid either debt to EE, to his damage of 40s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: Regarding the bond of 22s, AO states that this bond was not of his making. Parties on country. And concerning the loan of 18s, he states that e does not owe EE this or any money as claimed. Parties on country. Jury here at octave of St John the Baptist. Bond to remain in custody of Robert Darcy for safe-keeping.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Leonard Eastcheap < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 20/12/1445
(due) 05/06/1446 < Pentecost
Loan St Leonard Eastcheap < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 20/12/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Alexander Ordo (m) Citizen Butcher London < England Defendant
Edmund Ekeney (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Common Pleas [court] Official
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 312d

Term: Trinity 1448
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £20
Damages awarded: 6s 8d
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: John and Isolde Kyghley state that on 10 January 1448 Joan Whitehede delivered to Robert Howlot a certain sealed bag containing charters for safe-keeping, to be returned to IK on request after the death of JW. JW later died, and Isolde has requested the bag, both before and after her marriage to JK, but RH has refused to return it, to their damage of £20.

Pleading: RH states that he cannot deny this action. However, he states that he was always prepared to deliver the bag, and offers it in court. Order that they recover the bag, and damages assigned for the detention at 6s 8d. RH not amerced, as he came on the first day. Plaintiffs recover the bag, and remit the damages. RH quit of bag and damages.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Andrew Undershaft < Aldgate Ward < London < England (initial) 10/01/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Isolde Kyghley (f) Plaintiff
Joan Whitehede (f) dec. Widow (lately of) London < England Other
John Kyghley (m) Plaintiff
Robert Howlot (m) Gentleman London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 313d

Term: Trinity 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Loan

Pleading: Richard Sellyng states that on [date omitted], Thomas Appuldurfeld borrowed 40s from him, payable on request, but has not repaid this sum, to his damage of £10.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Fekenham (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Ronton (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Richard Sellyng (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Appuldurfeld (m) Gentleman London < England Defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant
William Horton (m) Surety of law (compurgator)

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 314

Term: Trinity 1448
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Taking of goods; Trespass (chattels)

Pleading: John Braylyn states that on 10 November 1445, at Browns Wood (in Hornsey), William Lee forcibly took and carried away three cows belonging to JB, worth 40s, and also cut and carried off four carts of underwood and five carts of timber worth another 40s, and destroyed his growing grass worth a further 40s, against the peace and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: WL denies responsibility for this trespass as claimed by JB. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Michaelmas.

Case notes: Also appears on rot 309, erroneously headed Lincolnshire.

Events
Type Place Date
Destruction of Chattels
Taking of Goods
Browns Wood < Middlesex < England (initial) 10/11/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Braylyn (m) Clerk Plaintiff
John Huntyngdon (m) Attorney of defendant
John Quyk (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Lee (m) Butcher London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 314d

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

Pleading: John Melburne states that on 22 September 1446 he delivered to Thomas Acton two bonds for safe-keeping, one of which stated that Melburn was bound to William de la Barre in £10, and the other that William de la Barre and a certain John Martyn were bound to Melburne in £10. These were to be returned on request, but TA has refused to return them, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: TA, presenting the bonds in court to be delivered as the court orders, states that these bonds were delivered to him by Melburne, Barre and Martyn jointly, to be returned to one or all of them under certain conditions. However, whether these conditions have been met on the part of WB and Martyn he does not know, and seeks that they be forewarned. Order to the sheriff to warn Barre and Martyn to be here at octave of Michaelmas, to show any reason why the documents should not be returned to Melburne.

Postea text: Sheriff sends that they have nothing and are not found, but that they have sufficient in London. Order to the sheriff of London to have them here at octave of Hilary.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to Easter 1449.

Postea text: Parties come, WB and Martyn come, sheriff says that he warned them by William Norburgh and Robert Broker. Day given at octave of Trinity.

Postea text: 13 more posteas, parties come, WB and Martyn come, further days given, to octave of Michaelmas 1452.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 22/09/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Martyn (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Other
John Melburne (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Robert Broker (m) Official
Thomas Acton (m) Gentleman London < England Defendant
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Barre (m) Clerk London < England Other
William Norburgh (m) Official

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 316

Term: Trinity 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Loan

Pleading: John Erle states that on 2 October 1439 John Cole borrowed £40 from him, payable on request, but has not re-paid this sum, to his damage of £40.

Pleading: JC states that he does not owe JE this or any money as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of St John the Baptist. JC appoints William Fagger as his attorney.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Olave Old Jewry < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 02/10/1439
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Cole (m) Draper London < England Defendant
John Erle (m) Plaintiff
Richard Alcok (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Fagger (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 320

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

Pleading: Clement Lyffyn states that on 9 May 1444, in London [parish and ward omitted], Henry Samon made bond with him in 100s, but has not paid, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: HS, by attorney [name omitted], granted licence to imparl to quindene of Michaelmas, with assent of CL.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 09/05/1444
(due) 24/06/1445 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Clement Lyffyn (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Henry Samon (m) Gentleman Newport < Shropshire < England Defendant
John Huchons (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 320

Term: Trinity 1448
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Housebreaking

Pleading: Margaret Farnell and Richard Thymelby state that on 3 November 1447 Simon Whaplode forcibly broke into their house in London, against the peace and to their damage of £20.

Pleading: SW ranted licence to imparl to quindene of Michaelmas. Pledges named.

Pleading: [continued at Michaelmas 1448, rot 104d] SW denies the trespass as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Hilary. Same pledges named.

Postea text: 7 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Trinity (recte Michaelmas?) 1450.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/751, rot 104d

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking London < England (initial) 03/11/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Alan Corbet (m) Grocer London < England Surety for defendant
Margaret Farnell (f) Plaintiff
Richard Thornburgh (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Thymelby (m) Plaintiff
Robert Threlkeld (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Simon Whaplode (m) Tailor London < England Defendant
William Page (m) Draper London < England Surety for defendant
William Sewale (m) Linen-draper London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 322

Term: Trinity 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond; Sale of goods

Pleading: Thomas Bataill states that on 30 December 1432 Godfrey Hylton made two bonds with him, each in £13 5s 3d, and then on 5 July 1436 bought from him certain parcels, namely 8¼ ells of black damask, 1¼ ells of red silk cloth called tartarin, 2 ells of linen cloth called 'white Flemish', 2 yards of red worsted of 3 yards width, 17 yards of rolled worsted of various colours, 3½ yards of blue linen cloth called 'card', and 3 yards of cloth called 'brown canvas', all for a further £6 19s 6d, payable on request. However, he has not paid any of these debts, to a total of £33 10s, to his damage of £40. He shows the bonds in court.

Pleading: GH granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas, with assent of TB. Pledges named for defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Mary Colechurch < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 05/07/1436
Bond St Mary Colechurch < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 30/12/1432
(due) 05/05/1433
Bond St Mary Colechurch < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 30/12/1432
(due) 01/07/1433
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Godfrey Hylton (m) Knight Winestead < Yorkshire < England Defendant
John Hilton (m) Gentleman Chawton < Hampshire < England Surety for defendant
John Horn (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Wakefeld (m) Gentleman Chawton < Hampshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Bataill (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Warde (m) Gentleman Chawton < Hampshire < England Surety for defendant
William Staynford (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 323

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

Pleading: Elizabeth Mollesle and Thomas Mollesle state that on 10 May 1445 John Mallam made bond with them in £15, payable on the morrow of Trinity next, but has not paid, to their damage of £10. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: [continued at Michaelmas 1448, rot 122d] JM states that he ought not owe this debt, as he only made this bond following threats of injury and imprisonment made against him by the plaintiffs.

Pleading: JM granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas, with assent of plaintiffs.

Pleading: EM and TM deny this, stating that JM made this bond freely and not for fear of injury, etc. Enquiry by the country, jury here at Michaelmas one month.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/751, rot 122d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 10/05/1445
(due) 24/05/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Elizabeth Mollesle (f) Widow Plaintiff
John Knotte (m) Attorney of defendant
John Mallam (m) Butcher (lately of) Lewes < Sussex < England Defendant
Thomas Mollesle (m) Gentleman Walsall < Staffordshire < England Plaintiff
William Thwaytes (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 326d

Term: Trinity 1448
County: Surrey
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: William Smyth states that on 10 January 1442 John Burdet bought from him 489 quarters of charcoal ('carbon de lignis ust') for £15 18s 10d, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: JB states that he does not owe this or any money to WS as claimed. Order that he wager his law here at octave of Michaelmas, pledges for law named.

Events
Type Place Date
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Burdet (m) Clerk London < England Defendant
John Frere (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Robert Forster (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
William Smyth (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 334d

Term: Trinity 1448
County: Essex
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: £20
Damages awarded: 13s 4d
Costs: 66s 8d
Case type: Bond; Loan

Pleading: Prior of Dunmow amerced for many defaults. Richard Wetwang states that on 22 August 1439 John Neuporte, former prior of Dunmow, borrowed £10 from him for the use of the convent, and made a bond with him in this £10 (which he shows in court) for its repayment at Christmas 1439, on behalf of himself and his house. However, the former prior resigned without paying this debt, and the present prior has not paid, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: The Prior, protesting that the former prior never borrowed this £10 or any sum and that this bond was not made by the former prior, states that this £10 allegedly borrowed never came to the use of his house. Parties on the country. Sheriff of London to have jury here at quindene of Michaelmas.

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

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to quindene of St John the Baptist 1449, nisi prius they come before John Portyngton JCP at St Martin le Grand on 4 July 1449. On this day, parties came, JP sent record that on that day, before him and Thomas Folketon, parties came by attorney, jury said that this £10 was borrowed by the former prior to the use of the said house, as RW claimed. Damages assigned to RW at 13s 4d, costs at 26s 8d. And since the justices wish to be advised upon this plea and verdict, day is given at quindene of Michaelmas 1449.

Postea text: Having read and understood the record and verdict, ordered that RW recover his debt, and damages of 40s, as well as another 40s costs assigned by the court, to a total of 6m. Prior amerced.

Postea text: RW acknowledges satisfaction of debt and damages. Present abbot (sic, recte prior) is quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond
Loan
St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 22/08/1439
(due) 25/12/1439 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Canon (m) Prior Little Dunmow [priory] Little Dunmow < Essex < England Defendant
John Neuporte (m) dec. Prior Little Dunmow [priory] Little Dunmow < Essex < England Other
John Portyngton (m) Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
Richard Wetwang (m) Clerk Plaintiff
Thomas Folketon (m) Justice
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant
William Stillyngton (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 339d

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

Pleading: Thomas Broun states that on 11 December 1444 Alexander Ordo made bond with him in 40s, but has not paid, to his damage of 40s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: AO states that this bond was not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Michaelmas. Bond to remain in custody of Robert Darcy, chief clerk, for safe-keeping.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 11/12/1444
(due) 14/12/1444
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Alexander Ordo (m) Citizen Butcher London < England Defendant
Henry Russell (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Common Pleas [court] Official
Thomas Broun (m) Butcher, Drover Coventry < Warwickshire < England Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 339d

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

Pleading: John Robert states that on 13 May 1447 William Hawkyn made bond with him in 112s, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: WH states that this bond was not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Michaelmas. Bond to remain in custody of Robert Darcy, chief clerk, for safe-keeping.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 13/05/1447
(due) 04/06/1447 < Trinity
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Russell (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Robert (m) Chapman, Drover Sibbertoft < Northamptonshire < England Plaintiff
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Common Pleas [court] Official
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant
William Hawkyn (m) Citizen Butcher London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 371

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

Pleading: John Santon amerced for many defaults. John Mordon states that on 1 March 1447 John Santon made bond with him and a certain John Salter, now deceased, in £20, but has not paid him or JS before his death, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court.

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

Postea text: 6 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Easter 1450, with assent of plaintiff.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Botolph without Aldersgate < Aldersgate Ward < London < England (initial) 01/03/1447
(due) 07/05/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Mordon (m) Citizen London < England Plaintiff
John Salter (m) dec. Citizen London < England Creditor
John Santon (m) Gentleman (lately of) London < England Defendant
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 371d

Term: Trinity 1448
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: 10m
Damages awarded: 20s
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: John Lucas states that on 11 March 1448 he delivered to John Batron six cows worth £6 [lost] is for safe-keeping to be returned on request, but he has not returned them, and refuses, to his damage of 10m.

Pleading: JB states that he does not detain these or any cows from JL as claimed. Order that JB wager his law at octave of Michaelmas, pledges named. Attorney to have him here.

Postea text: JL makes essoin, to morrow of Martinmas. Attorney of JB makes essoin, to octave of Hilary.

Postea text: JL came, JB did not come to make his law. Order that JL recover debt, and damages of 20s. JB and pledges amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Nicholas Shambles < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 11/03/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
[omitted] Alderley (m) Attorney of defendant
Henry Wakefeld (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Blathorn snr alias John Batron (m) Farmer, Husbandman Prestbury < Gloucestershire < England Defendant
John June (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Lucas (m) Plaintiff
William Fyne (m) Surety of law (compurgator)

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 375

Term: Trinity 1448
County: Cambridgeshire
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Loan

Pleading: Robert Pecok states that on 14 September 1444 John Nicholasson borrowed £4 from him, payable on request, but ha not re-paid this sum, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: JN states that he does not owe RP this or any money as claimed. Order that he wager his law at Michaelmas one month, pledges named. Attorney to have him here.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan Barnwell < Cambridgeshire < England (initial) 14/09/1444
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Jay (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Nicholasson (m) Merchant King's Lynn < Norfolk < England Defendant
Robert Pecok (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Warin Ingryth (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Caly (m) Attorney of defendant
William Fay (m) Surety of law (compurgator)

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 375

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

Pleading: John Fastolf states that on 26 November 1439 he delivered to William Norwich, junior, for safe-keeping a document in which it was recorded that John Tetessale was bound to JF in £40, to be returned on request. However, WN now refuses to return it, to his damage of £40.

Pleading: WN presents the document in court, to be returned as the court orders. He states that this bond was delivered to him on that day by both JF and JT jointly, to be returned to them or either of them under certain conditions. However, he is unaware whether these conditions have been fulfilled on the part of JT, and asks that he be forewarned. Order to the sheriff [of London] to warn JT to be here at octave of Michaelmas, to show good reason why the document ought not be handed to JF.

Postea text: Parties come, sheriff says that JT has nothing in his bailiwick, and is not found, but it is shown that he has sufficient in Norfolk. Order to the sheriff of Norfolk to warn him, etc., to be here at octave of Hilary.

Postea text: Writ arrived too late, to quindene of Easter.

Postea text: Parties come, sheriff returns that he sent this to Edward Clere, bailiff of the Duchy of Lancaster in Norfolk, who did nothing. Order to sheriff to warn him to be here at octave of Trinity, notwithstanding the liberty.

Postea text: Parties come, JT comes by attorney. Sheriff sends that he warned JT by Robert Spendlove, Reginald Waryn, Godfrey Frank and Thomas Fouler. Day given at quindene of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 26/11/1439
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Godfrey Frank (m) Official
John Byshop (m) Attorney of third party
John Fastolf (m) Knight Plaintiff
John Tetessale (m) Hevingham < Norfolk < England Debtor
Reginald Waryn (m) Official
Robert Spendlove (m) Official
Thomas Coburley (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Fouler (m) Official
William Norwich jnr (m) Gentleman Norwich < Norfolk < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 403d

Term: Trinity 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Damages awarded: 13s 4d
Costs: 53s 4d
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William, Bishop of Salisbury states that on 31 May 1447 Robert Coxale made bond with him in 100m, but has not paid, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: RC states that he should not be held to this bond, as it was made as part of an agreement between him and the bishop, whereby he should be bound in this 100m under the condition that if John Langton or he, both obliged by this bond, should pay to the bishop 50m at Christmas 1447 and the remaining 50m at the Nativity of St John the Baptist 1448, then the bond shall be cancelled. He says that he is a man of little learning, and this document was read to him in English as containing this condition, and he, believing this, sealed it and delivered it to the bishop. He therefore states that this bond, not containing this clause, was not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at octave of St John the Baptist. Bond in custody of Henry Fylongley for safe-keeping.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Michaelmas. Pledges named for defendant.

Postea text: Document delivered to William Ayscough, JCP, HF quit.

Postea text: At the quindene of Michaelmas, jury placed in respite to morrow of Martinmas 1448 nisi prius they come before either or both Richard Neuton, CJCP and William Ayscogh, JCP, at St Martin le Grand on 28 October 1448. On this day, the bishop comes by attorney, WA justice sends record that on that day, before him and Richard Chaterlay, bishop came, RC did not come, in default. Jury said that the bond was made of RC, as the bishop claimed, without any condition. Damages assigned at 13s 4d, costs at 20s. Order that he recover debt and damages, and further 33s 4d costs assigned by the court, to a total of 5m. RC to be taken.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 31/05/1447
(due) 29/09/1447 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Common Pleas [court] Official
John Langton (m) Clerk Debtor
John Porker (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
John Waynflete (m) Vintner London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Chaterlay (m) Justice
Richard Lyon (m) Vintner London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Thornburgh (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Coxale (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Defendant
Robert Walsham (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
William Aiscough (m) Bishop Salisbury [diocese] Plaintiff
William Ayscough (m) Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 412d

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

Pleading: John Tentyrden states that on 2 November 1446 William Welles, prior of Ely, and the convent of that house made bond with him under their common seal in £20, but have not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: The prior is granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas.

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Easter 1449.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 02/11/1446
(due) 14/09/1447 < Cross, Exaltation of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Tentyrden (m) Citizen London < England Plaintiff
John Whytyng (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Welles (m) Prior Ely [cathedral] Ely < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 414

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

Pleading: Thomas Eyre states that on 11 October 1446, in the parish of St Bartholomew, ward of [omitted], London, Henry Sampson made bond with him in £28, but has not paid, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Bartholomew by the Exchange < London < England (initial) 11/10/1446
(due) 29/09/1447 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Sampson (m) Citizen Hosteler London < England Defendant
John Bust (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John More (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
Ralph Pykeryng (m) Mercer 'Wolryngton' < Staffordshire < England Surety for defendant
Robert Dobbeson (m) Glover London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Eyre (m) Citizen Draper London < St Bartholomew by the Exchange < England Plaintiff
Thomas Kensey (m) Gentleman Maer < Staffordshire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 422

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

Pleading: Thomas Broun states that on 7 February 1447 John Machon made bond with him in £8, payable at the quindene of St John the Baptist next, but has not paid, to his damage of 10m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JM states that this bond was not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Michaelmas. Bond to remain in custody of Robert Darcy for safe-keeping.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 07/02/1447
(due) 08/07/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Russell (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Machon (m) Citizen Butcher London < England Defendant
Robert Darcy (m) Chief Clerk Common Pleas [court] Official
Thomas Broun (m) Butcher, Drover Coventry < Warwickshire < England Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 430

Term: Trinity 1448
County: Suffolk
Writ type: Debt (other); Detinue
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Contract (general); Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: Robert Overey and John Barker state that on Pentecost 1444, in Ipswich, they demised at farm to Thomas Noreham a certain ship called the 'Katherine' of London, to hold until Martinmas next, at a cost of £15, and TN held this ship for that time, but has not paid this £15. Also, on 28 May 1444 they delivered to TN chattels worth £16 for safe-keeping, namely four large anchors, four large ropes, a small boat, 16 oars, a brass dish, a brass jar, four large cannons, and 60 yards of linen cloth, to be returned on request. However he has not returned this, and refuses, and refuses to pay the £15 rent, all to their damage of £20.

Pleading: TN states that he does not owe the plaintiffs this £15 or any money as claimed, and does not detain these goods or any part of them as claimed. Makes his law immediately. Plaintiffs take nothing, amerced for false claim. TN sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Contract (not Service/employment) Ipswich < Suffolk < England (initial) 31/05/1444
(due) 11/11/1444
Safe Keeping Ipswich < Suffolk < England (initial) 28/05/1444
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Barker (m) Merchant (lately of) London < England Plaintiff
Robert Overey (m) Merchant (lately of) London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Noreham (m) Merchant Kingston upon Hull < Yorkshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 430d

Term: Trinity 1448
County: Hampshire
Writ type: Account
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: Leo Welles and his wife Margaret, Duchess of Somerset, state that William Anderby was receiver for Margaret, when she was a single woman, from Michaelmas 1445 for two years, and during that time, at Alton, received for her £38 6s 8d from the hands of William Tortyngton to the use and profit of the duchess, for which he was to render reasonable account. However, he has not done so, either before or after the duchess's marriage, and refuses, to their damage of £40.

Pleading: WA granted licence to imparl to quindene of Michaelmas, with assent of plaintiffs.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl to octave of Hilary 1449, with assent.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract Alton < Hampshire < England (initial) 29/09/1445
(due) 29/09/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Bust (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Leo Welles (m) Knight Plaintiff
Margaret Welles (f) Duchess Somerset [dukedom] Plaintiff
William Anderby (m) Gentleman London < England Defendant
William Crakanthorp (m) Attorney of defendant
William Tortyngton (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 431d

Term: Trinity 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Debt; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Thomas Holgyll states that on 3 February 1442, in St Martin Ludgate, London, he demised to John Porter two messuages and 40 acres of land in Thaxted, to hold for one year, and then from year to year at his will, at an annual rent of 5m. JP held this property for 3 years, for which TH is entitled to this £10, but JP has not paid, to his damage of 20m.

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

Pleading: [continued at Michaelmas 1448, rot 125d] JP states that TH did not demise this property to him in the terms claimed. Parties on country, jury here at morrow of Martinmas. Pledges named for defendant.

Postea text: [at Michaelmas 1448] 5 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Trinity 1450.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/751, rot 125d.

Events
Type Place Date
Rental Agreement St Martin Ludgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 03/02/1442
Location of Property Thaxted < Essex < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Huntyngdon (m) Gentleman Colchester < Essex < England Surety for defendant
John Porter (m) Yeoman Thaxted < Essex < England Defendant
Simon Coteler (m) Cutler Thaxted < Essex < England Surety for defendant
Simon Rose (m) Brewer London < England Surety for defendant
Stephen Somer (m) Husbandman Thaxted < Essex < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Holgyll (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 432d

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

Pleading: Thomas Cooke junior states that on 16 June 1447 Nicholas Lount made bond with him in 4m, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: NL granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas, with assent of TC. Pledges named. TC names Thomas Beaumont as attorney.

Postea text: further licence to imparl to octave of Hilary 1449, with assent.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 16/06/1447
(due) 01/08/1447 < St Peter ad Vincula
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Braham (m) Husbandman Boxted < Essex < England Surety for defendant
Nicholas Lount (m) Clerk Colchester < Essex < England Defendant
Richard Ferier (m) Barber Colchester < Essex < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Beaumont (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Cooke jnr (m) London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Tynte (m) Gentleman Colchester < Essex < England Surety for defendant
Walter Raulyns (m) Gentleman Norwich < Norfolk < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 446

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

Pleading: Constance Cressy, Christine Cressy, Thomas Wylde and Thomas Byllyng, executors of John Cressy, state that on 28 December 1440 Thomas Hertewell made bond with JC in £60, payable at Hilary next. JC was satisfied of £20, but TH has not paid the remaining £40, either to JC or his executors, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court, and the testamentary letters of JC, by which they have executry and administration.

Pleading: TH granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas, with assent of plaintiffs.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Dodford < Northamptonshire < England (initial) 28/12/1440
(due) 13/01/1441 < St Hilary
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Christine Cressy (f) Executor, Plaintiff
Constance Cressy (f) Executor, Plaintiff
John Cressy (m) dec. Knight Testator
Thomas Byllyng (m) Executor, Plaintiff
Thomas Hertewell (m) Saddler London < England Defendant
Thomas Wylde (m) Executor, Plaintiff
William Somerton (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 459d

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

Pleading: Walter Vitull states that on 18 November 1431 Thomas Dollyng, then abbot of Dureford, made bond with him in £9 15s 8d, for sums received from WV for the use of the abbey at various times, in order to pay the expenses for sustaining the pleas of the house and providing provisions for the house. On 6 December 1431 Abbot Thomas spent this money, for the maintenance of his suits, namely a trespass suit brought against the abbot by Robert Lathbury and other pleas, and for the sustenance and expenses of the abbot and his household in London, for food and drink, etc. However, Abbot Thomas did not pay, nor did his successor Abbot Nicholas, or his successor Abbot Stephen, nor the present abbot, Walter, successor of Stephen, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: Abbot Walter granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas, with assent of WV.

Pleading: [continued at Michaelmas 1448, rot 545] The present abbot states that WV ought not maintain his action, as on 10 May 1434, at Rogate in Sussex, by a release which the present abbot shows in court, WV released to Nicholas, then abbot of Dureford, and the convent of that place all actions both real and personal outstanding between them.

Pleading: WV states that this release was not of his making. Enquiry by country, Sheriff of Sussex to have jury of Rogate here at octave of Hilary.

Postea text: A writ was delivered here in court to John Heansell, deputy of the aforesaid sheriff, for execution.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/751, rot 545.

Events
Type Place Date
Release (from Debt/obligation) Rogate < Sussex < England (initial) 10/05/1434
Bond St Augustine by St Paul's < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 18/11/1431
(due) 02/02/1432 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Heansell (m) Official
Nicholas [un-named] (m) Abbot Dureford [abbey] Dureford < Sussex < England Other
Philip Squery (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Stephen Mersey (m) Abbot Dureford [abbey] Dureford < Sussex < England Other
Thomas Dollyng (m) dec. Abbot Dureford [abbey] Dureford < Sussex < England Other
Walter Mene (m) Abbot Dureford [abbey] Dureford < Sussex < England Defendant
Walter Vytull alias Walter Vitull (m) Citizen Armourer London < England Plaintiff
William Brayne (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 502

Term: Trinity 1448
County: Norfolk
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Damages awarded: 40s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Edmund Paston states that on 24 December 1445 Christopher Heton made bond with him in 20m, but has not paid, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court.

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

Postea text: EP came, CH did not come, in default. Order that EP recover debt, and damages at 40s. CH amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Norwich < Norfolk < England (initial) 24/12/1445
(due) 25/12/1446 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Christopher Heton (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Defendant
Edmund Paston (m) Gentleman Norfolk < England Plaintiff
Henry Unton (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
James Gresham (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Brewet (m) Brewer London < England Surety for defendant
John Stodeley (m) Fishmonger London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Halle (m) Joiner London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 506

Term: Trinity 1448
County: Essex
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: Thomas Cobham states that on 20 January 1447 John Johnson forcibly broke his close at Woodham Walter and took and carried off 12 cattle ('boves') worth £8, against the peace and to his damage of £20.

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

Pleading: [continued at Trinity 1449, rot 309] JJ denies force and arms. Parties on country. JJ states that before the alleged trespass, on 16 September 1445, he bought these 12 cattle from TC for £12 10s, payable at Christmas next, and thus on the day of the alleged trespass he came to the enclosure, opened the gate and took the oxen, as seemed right.

Pleading: TC states that the truth is that JJ bought 12 cattle from him in London for the aforesaid £12 10s, and took them away, but that at the time of the trespass he took a different 12 cattle, worth £8, and it is these cattle for which he has brought his writ.

Pleading: JJ denies responsibility for taking these other 12 cattle as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Michaelmas.

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

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/754, rot 309.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Woodham Walter < Essex < England (initial) 20/01/1447
Sale of Goods St Leonard Eastcheap < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 16/09/1445
(due) 25/12/1445 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Johnson (m) Butcher London < England Defendant
Thomas Cobham (m) Knight Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 507

Term: Trinity 1448
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Taking of goods

Pleading: John Assheby states that on 13 December 1444 Isabella Ikylton, widow of John Ikylton, forcibly took and carried away goods and chattels belonging to him worth £100, namely 13 bales of woad, 12lb of pepper, 4lb of ginger, 10lb of cloves, 5lb of mace, 12lb of grains of paradise ('greynes'), 2lb of pepper called 'long pepper', one bale of liquorice, 7lb of ginger called 'green ginger', 7lb of cinnamon ('cinamonn'), 4lb of cinnamon sticks? ('canelli'), one bale of cumin, one bale of anise? ('annes'), half a barrel of sulphur ('suphuris'), 8lb of saltpetre, 2 large chests, 40 boxes containing various drugs and preparations, one bed called a 'hangingbed' with all the apparatus, 20 pairs of linen sheets, 12 tablecloths, 12 towels, one dozen latten ('electrorum') vases, six silver spoons, 8 brass plates, 10 brass jars, two dining tables, four benches ('formula'), eight stools ('scanna'), four basins ('basins'), four ewers, 12 candlesticks and other household utensils, against the peace and to his damage of £100.

Pleading: Isabella denies this trespass as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Michaelmas. Isabella appoints William Daweson as attorney against JA.

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods Westminster < Middlesex < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Isabella Ikylton (f) Widow Defendant
John Assheby (m) Plaintiff
John Ikylton (m) dec. Grocer London < England Other
Thomas Cook (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Daweson (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 507d

Term: Trinity 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Arbitration; Bond

Pleading: Robert Passemer states that on 25 November 1445 Richard Acton made bond with him in £10, but has not paid, to his damage of 20m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: [continued on CP 40/756, rot 410] RA asks that the bond and endorsements be read out in the court. The condition of the bond is such that if RA should stand in the arbitration and judgement of Richard Halle and Richard Mannyng, doctors of law, concerning all quarrels outstanding between himself and RP, before the feast of St. Andrew next (30 November 1445), then the bond shall be null and void. RA states that the arbiters took this duty, and that he stood in their arbitration on 27 November 1445 at Barwell, Leicestershire, and they ordained that RA should pay to RP, then parson of Barwell, 33s 4d annually for as long as he is parson of Barwell, in four equal payments at Christmas, Lady Day, the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, and Michaelmas. RA states that he has made these payments according to the terms of the arbitration, at Barwell, and is prepared to verify this.

Pleading: RA granted licence to imparl to quindene of Michaelmas, with assent of RP. Pledges named.

Pleading: RP states that at the time of the making of the bond he was parson of both Barwell and Potters Marston, and in the vill of Potters Marston he had a chapel, where RA was living at the time of the making of the bond, being a parishioner of RP. He states that the arbiters accepted this arbitration between them at St Paul's in London on 28 November 1445, and ordained that RA should hold his farm of this chapel of RP in the form and conditions in which he formerly held it, rendering 33s 4d annually beyond all costs and burdens, payable in the four equal payments. Also, RA was to pay RP immediately the outstanding arrears of 53s 4d for tithes and oblations. However, RP states that RA has not paid the 33s 4d annual payment or the 53s 4d arrears, according to the form of the arbitration. The arbiters did not ordain that RA should pay RP 33s 4d in full satisfaction of all outstanding issues, as RA as claimed.

Pleading: RA states that the arbiters did ordain that he should pay RP 33s 4d annually for as long as he is parson of Barwell, in full satisfaction of all outstanding quarrels and issues. Parties on country, sheriff of Leicestershire to have jury of Potters Marston here at Easter one month. Same pledges named for defendant. Writ of venire facias delivered here in court to Richard Chaterley, deputy of the sheriff of Leicestershire.

Postea text: 5 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Hilary 1450.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/756, rot 410.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Martin Ludgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 25/11/1445
(due) 30/11/1445 < St Andrew
Arbitration Barwell < Leicestershire < England (initial) 27/11/1445
Arbitration St Paul's Cathedral < London < England (initial) 28/11/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Boteler (m) Gentleman Coventry < Warwickshire < England Surety for defendant
John Bekensale (m) Yeoman Barwell < Leicestershire < England Surety for defendant
John Palmer (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Acton (m) Esquire Potters Marston < Leicestershire < England Defendant
Richard Chaterley (m) Official
Richard Halle (m) Drlaw Arbitrator
Richard Mannyng (m) Drlaw Arbitrator
Robert Passemer (m) Clerk Plaintiff
Thomas Acton (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
William Horlebere (m) Yeoman Shoreditch < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 510

Term: Trinity 1448
County: Gloucestershire
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Taking of goods; Trespass (chattels)

Pleading: The abbot of Oseney states that on 20 May 1448 Robert Broker and William Griffen, together with Thomas Benet, at Bibury, forcibly took and carried away goods of the abbot worth £20, namely two mazers decorated with silver and gilt, 12 dozen silver spoons, three mattresses, four pairs of blankets, six pairs of linen sheets, three covers, three brass ('eneas') jars, three brass plates, one pair of andirons, two spits, two bowls, two lavers, one dozen decorated latten ('electrorum') vases, four fur-lined gowns, two hats, two cloths ('mappas'), two towels, twelve kerchiefs, three girdles decorated with silver, and one tunic called a kirtle, and also destroyed his grass and growing crops (wheat, barley, beans, peas and oats) worth 100s, against the peace and to his damage of £100.

Pleading: RB and WG granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Destruction of Chattels
Taking of Goods
Bibury < Gloucestershire < England (initial) 20/05/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Wakefeld (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Broker (m) Sergeant London < England Defendant
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Benet (m) Yeoman Bibury < Gloucestershire < England Accessory
Thomas Hooknorton (m) Abbot Oseney Abbey [abbey] Oseney < Oxfordshire < England Plaintiff
William Griffen (m) Tailor London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 510

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

Pleading: William Rollys and John Oldlond, wardens of the guild of masons, state that on 31 August 1438, in London (parish and ward omitted) John Thryske made bond with them in £4 6s 8d, payable on the day of the four crowned ones next (8 November, patron saints of stonemasons), but has not paid, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court.

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

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

Case notes: Interesting date for payment, reflecting guild allegiance.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 31/08/1438
(due) 08/11/1438
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Oldlond (m) Warden Plaintiff
John Tanfeld (m) Attorney of defendant
John Thryske (m) Mason (lately of) Westminster < Middlesex < England Defendant
William Rollys (m) Warden Plaintiff
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 511

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

Pleading: James Kelom and his wife Katherine, formerly the wife of Richard Skelton, state that on 13 November 1430 John Skelton, now deceased, made bond with Katherine, while she was a single woman, in 40m for merchandise bought by her at the Westminster Staple. However, JS did not pay this during his lifetime, and nor have his executors, Thomas More, parson of Scaleby (the defendant), or Alexander Cok, parson of Rothbury, either to Katherine or to her new husband JK. This is to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: TM states that by the day of the original writ of the plaintiffs he had made full administration of all the goods formerly of JS, and had nothing remaining in his hands.

Pleading: JK and KK state that on the day of their original writ, namely 16 May 1448, TM had various goods formerly of JS still in his hands sufficient to pay this debt, namely at Carlisle in Cumberland. Enquiry by the country. Jury of Carlisle to be here at quindene of Michaelmas.

Pleading: [Followed by mesne process against Cok, who did not come. Sheriff to summon him, sends that he has nothing. Sheriff to take him for same term.]

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Aldermanbury < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 13/11/1430
(due) 02/02/1431 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Alexander Cok (m) Parson Rothbury [church] Rothbury < Northumberland < England Executor
James Kelom (m) Plaintiff
John Grece (m) Attorney of defendant
John Skelton (m) dec. Knight Testator
Katherine Skelton alias Katherine Kelom (f) Plaintiff
Richard Skelton (m) dec. Other
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas More (m) Parson Scaleby [church] Scaleby < Cumberland < England Defendant, Executor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 513

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

Pleading: Joan Sebryght states that on the Thursday before the Sunday in the middle of Lent [year omitted], John Doutes, together with Albert Portynghale, forcibly broke into her house in London and assaulted her, against the peace and to her damage of £20.

Pleading: JD denies responsibility for this trespass as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Michaelmas.

Pleading: [Followed by mesne process of same case against Portynghale, who did not come. Sheriff to take, not found, sicut prius, to same term.]

Postea text: 7 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Trinity 1450.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
House-breaking
St Margaret Pattens < Tower Ward < London < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Albert Portynghale (m) Merchant London < England Accessory
Joan Sebryght (f) Plaintiff
John Doutes (m) Dyer London < England Defendant
John Huntyngton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 514d

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

Pleading: Thomas Armener amerced for many defaults. Richard Cotes and his wife Joan, formerly wife of John Broun, state that on 17 December 1436 Thomas Armener made bond with Joan and her former husband John Broun in £7, but has not paid, either to Joan and John, or to Joan while she was single, or to Joan and Richard after their marriage, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Benet Paul's Wharf < Castle Baynard Ward < London < England (initial) 17/12/1436
(due) 25/12/1436 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Joan Cotes (f) Plaintiff
John Broun (m) dec. Gentleman Stepney < Middlesex < England Other
Richard Cotes (m) Plaintiff
Richard Pittes (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Armener (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 515d

Term: Trinity 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Damages awarded: 13s 4d
Costs: 33s 4d
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Tailour states that on 16 May 1444 Thomas Kyrkeby made bond with him in £22, but has not paid, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court.

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

Pleading: [continued at Michaelmas 1448, rot 412d] TK states that he ought not owe this debt, as regarding the bond it was agreed between him and TT that if TK should pay £6 to Hugh Wyche at Trinity 1444, then the bond shall have no effect, otherwise it shall remain in force. TK states that he is a lay man of little learning, and that the bond was read to him in English as containing this condition, and he believed this, sealed it and delivered it to TT. He states that this bond, not containing this condition, is not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Martinmas. Bond in custody of Henry Fylongley.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Hilary 1449.

Postea text: Bond delivered to John Prysot, CJCP, HF quit.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to Michaelmas one month 1449, nisi prius they come before John Prysot at St Martin le Grand on 18 October 1449. On this day, TT came, JP sent record that on that day, before JP and John Fylylode, TT came, TK did not come, in default. Jury said that the bond was made by TK, and that it was read to him without any condition, just as TT claimed. Damages assigned at 13s 4d, costs at 33s 4d. Order that TT recover debt, and damages as assessed. TK to be taken.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/751, rot 412d

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Stephen Coleman Street < Coleman Street Ward < London < England (initial) 16/05/1444
(due) 24/06/1444 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
(due) 01/11/1444 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Official
Hugh Wyche (m) Other
John Fylylode (m) Justice
John Prysot (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
Thomas Kyrkeby (m) Mercer London < England Defendant
Thomas Tailour (m) Norton Bavant < Wiltshire < England Plaintiff
William Praers (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 524d

Term: Trinity 1448
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: -
Case type: Debt

Pleading: It was ordered to the sheriff to take Thomas Trenchemere, outlawed in London on 6 May 1448 at the suit of John Wynne on plea of debt, and have him here on this day, the quindene of St John the Baptist. TT came, led by the sheriff, to be committed to the Fleet. TT states that he ought not be outlawed, as at the time of the original writ he was staying at Mendlesham in Suffolk and not at Stow Beckerton, as the writ supposed. JW to be summoned to maintain his suit. Order that he be warned to be here at morrow of All Souls. Pledges named for defendant.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Hilary 1449.

Postea text: TT comes, JW come by attorney [name omitted]. Sheriff states that he informed JW by William Staynford and William Eland. JW asked whether he wishes to maintain his writ, and challenge TT's claim that he was living at Mendlesham. JW states that on the day of his original writ [date omitted], TT was living at Stow Beckerton, as the writ supposed, and not at Mendlesham. Enquiry by the country, jury of Stow Beckerton here at Easter three weeks.

Events
Type Place Date
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Russell (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Bury (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Harlyngregge (m) Husbandman Mendlesham < Suffolk < England Surety for defendant
John Wynne (m) Citizen Goldsmith London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Aldhous (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Trenchemere (m) Esquire Stow Beckerton < Norfolk < England Defendant
William Eland (m) Official
William Staynford (m) Official

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 529d

Term: Trinity 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Loan; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Thomas Bell states that by a document made between him and John Humbreston, of which he shows part in court, dated 12 May 1448 (sic, seemingly an error), he demised to JH 60 acres of land and pasture in Walkern, a parcel of the lands formerly held by Richard Basset, and which JH had held for the previous three years, to hold from Easter next until Michaelmas 1447, at an annual rent of 20s. By virtue of this JH held these lands, but although he held them for a total of 2 years, for which he ought to owe 40s, he has not paid. Also, on the same day, TH borrowed a further 40s from him, payable on request, but has not paid this either, to his total damage of £10.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Gregory by St Paul's < Castle Baynard Ward < London < England (initial) 12/05/1448
Rental Agreement St Gregory by St Paul's < Castle Baynard Ward < London < England (initial) 12/05/1448
Location of Property Walkern < Hertfordshire < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Horn (m) Attorney of defendant
John Humbreston (m) Parker Walkern < Hertfordshire < England Defendant
Richard Basset (m) Other
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Bell (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 555

Term: Trinity 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond; Safe keeping

Pleading: William Edy states that on 4 May 1445 Thomas Catesby made bond with him in £19 10s, but has not paid, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: TC states that he should not owe this sum, as on that day, in the parish of St Dunstan, Farringdon Without ward, he made and sealed this document and delivered it to a certain Alan Martyn for safe-keeping, to keep under the condition that if he should present to TC woollen cloth to a value of £20 then he should deliver the bond to WE. Otherwise, he was to keep it. However, AM did not present him with the cloth, but nevertheless delivered the bond to WE, and therefore he states that this bond was not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Michaelmas. Bond to remain in custody of Robert Darcy, king's clerk, for safe-keeping. WE appoints Thomas Syresham as attorney.

Postea text: Document delivered to John Portyngton, JCP, RD quit.

Postea text: JP delivers the document to Henry Fyllongley, clerk. JP quit.

Postea text: Document returned to WE, as process discontinued. HF quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Swithin London Stone < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 04/05/1445
(due) 02/02/1446 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Safe Keeping St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 04/05/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Alan Martyn (m) Other
Henry Fyllongley (m) Official
John Portyngton (m) Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Common Pleas [court] Official
Thomas Catesby (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Defendant
Thomas Syresham (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Edy (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 555

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

Pleading: Robert Isham states that on 9 May 1448 William Haukyn made bond with him in £9 8s, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

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

Pleading: [continued at Hilary 1449, rot 409d] WH states that this bond was not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at octave of the Purification. Bond in safe keeping of Henry Fylongley.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl to octave of Hilary 1449.

Postea text: [on CP 40/752, rot 409d] Sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Easter.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/752, rot 409d

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 09/05/1448
(due) 30/05/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Official
Robert Isham (m) Esquire Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant
William Haukyn (m) Butcher London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 555d

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

Pleading: Robert Isham states that on 12 July 1447 Thomas Pratte made bond with him in 20m, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

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

Pleading: [continued at Hilary 1449, rot 409] TP states that this bond was not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at octave of the Purification. Bond in safe keeping of Henry Fylongley.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl to octave of Hilary 1449.

Postea text: [on CP 40/752, rot 409] Sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Easter.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/752, rot 409.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 12/07/1447
(due) 20/07/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Official
Robert Isham (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Pratte (m) Citizen Butcher London < England Defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 555d

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

Pleading: Robert Isham states that on 12 July 1447 William Hawkyn made bond with him in 20m, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

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

Pleading: [continued at Hilary 1449, rot 407] WH states that this bond was not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at octave of the Purification. Bond in safe keeping of Henry Fylongley.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl to octave of Hilary 1449.

Postea text: [on CP 40/752, rot 407] Sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Easter.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/752, rot 407.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 12/07/1447
(due) 20/07/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Official
Robert Isham (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant
William Hawkyn (m) Citizen Butcher London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 555d

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

Pleading: Robert Isham states that on 12 July 1447 Thomas Roger made bond with him in 20m, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

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

Pleading: [continued at Hilary 1449, rot 407d] TR states that this bond was not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at octave of the Purification. Bond in safe keeping of Henry Fylongley.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl to octave of Hilary 1449.

Postea text: [on CP 40/752, rot 407d] Sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Easter.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/752, rot 407d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 12/07/1447
(due) 20/07/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Official
Robert Isham (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Roger (m) Citizen Butcher London < England Defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 562d

Term: Trinity 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Loan; Sale of goods

Pleading: Alexander Chyld states that on 16 October 1430 Thomas Crouche, now deceased, bought from him a dozen striped cloths and seven yards of green cloth for 60s, payable at Pentecost next, and also borrowed a further 40s from him, payable on request. However, TC did not pay this total of 100s during his lifetime, and nor have the defendants, Thomas Petyt and John Hamond, his executors, after his death. This is to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: Executors granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas, with assent of AC.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Michael Cornhill < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 16/10/1430
Sale of Goods St Michael Cornhill < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 16/10/1430
(due) 20/05/1431 < Pentecost
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Alexander Chyld (m) Plaintiff
John Hamond (m) Husbandman Dover < Kent < England Defendant, Executor
Richard Croft (m) Attorney of defendant
Roger Brook (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Crouche (m) dec. Dover < Kent < England Testator
Thomas Petyt (m) Husbandman Dover < Kent < England Defendant, Executor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 583

Term: Trinity 1448
County: Berkshire
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Henry Brade states that on 21 September 1446 Nicholas Ullysby bought from him 300 stockfish for 70s 4d, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: NU states that HB delivered the stockfish to him on that date, for which he was to render reasonable account, and not that he had them on the terms stated by HB.

Pleading: HB repeats that NU had the stockfish from him on the terms he stated. Enquiry by the country. Jury here at quindene of Michaelmas

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Hilary 1449.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods New Windsor < Berkshire < England (initial) 21/09/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Brade (m) Citizen Fishmonger London < England Plaintiff
Nicholas Ullysby (m) Fishmonger New Windsor < Berkshire < England Defendant
Thomas Lambard (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/750, rot. 590

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

Pleading: William Pykeryng, executor of William Melreth, states that on 16 June 1440 John Towneshende made bond with WM in £16, but he did not pay during his lifetime, and nor has his widow Joan, to whom administration was granted by Thomas Wytham, commissary of the Bishop of London, in St Gregory's parish in Castle Baynard ward, London, or Joan's new husband, John Tesdale, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court, and the testamentary letters of WM, by which he and others had executry and administration. [Addition from CP 40/751, rot 541: JO, RR and MF made default after they were summoned to sue together with WP, as appears in Trinity term 1447, rot 494]

Pleading: [continued at Michaelmas 1448, rot 541] John and Joan Tesdale state that on the day of the original writ they had administered all the goods and chattels formerly of JT, and had none left in their hands.

Pleading: John and Joan Tesdale granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas. Pledges named.

Pleading: WP states that on the day of the original writ, namely [omitted], the defendants had various goods still in their hands formerly of Towneshende which were not administered, sufficient to pay this debt, namely at [omitted]. Enquiry by country, jury here at quindene of Hilary. Same pledges named.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Easter 1448.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/751, rot 541

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Lawrence Jewry < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 16/06/1440
(due) 24/08/1440 < St Bartholomew
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Tregos (m) Saddler London < England Surety for defendant
Joan Tesdale (f) London < England Administrator, Defendant
John Olney (m) Alderman, Citizen Mercer London < England Executor
John Tesdale (m) Saddler London < England Defendant
John Teynton (m) Saddler London < England Surety for defendant
John Towneshende (m) dec. Chapman Plymouth < Devon < England alias Plympton < Devon < England Other
Matthew Foucher (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Executor
Robert Rook (m) Vicar St Lawrence Jewry [church] London < St Lawrence Jewry < England Executor
Thomas Wytham (m) Commissary General Official
William Andrewe (m) Saddler London < England Surety for defendant
William Melreth (m) dec. Alderman, Citizen Mercer London < England Testator
William Mylton (m) Saddler London < England Surety for defendant
William Pykeryng (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Executor, Plaintiff