CP40/754
Trinity term 1449

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'CP40/754: Trinity term 1449', Court of common pleas: The National Archives, CP40: 1399-1500 (2010). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=118121 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 012d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 062
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 091d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 102d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 106d
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 012d

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John Langwyth states that on 5 August 1440 Elizabeth Bate, when she was a single woman, bought from him 6 ells of black cloth called 'black of lyre' and 4 ells of musterdevillers for 40s, but she did not pay before her marriage and nor has her husband Thomas after their marriage, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: TB comes in person and states that on the day of JL's original writ he was living in Coventry and not at Polsworth, as the writ supposes. He therefore seeks judgment on the writ. [No mention of Elizabeth, who is also named initially as a co-defendant.]

Pleading: JL states that on the day of his original writ, namely 10 March 1448, TB was living at Polsworth, as the writ supposes. Enquiry by country, sheriff of Warwickshire to have jury here at quindene of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Mary Abchurch < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 05/08/1440
(due) 16/04/1441 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Elizabeth Bate (f) Polsworth < Warwickshire < England Defendant
John Langwyth (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Bate (m) Gentleman Polsworth < Warwickshire < England Defendant
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 062

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Assault; Bond

Pleading: Robert Brampton states that on 12 February 1448 William Thurton, alias William Cardon, made bond with him in £10, but has not paid, to his damage of 10m. He shows the bond in court.

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

Pleading: [continued at Michaelmas 1449, rot 62] WT states that he ought not be bound to this debt, as he made the bond due to threats made against him by RB at Thurton, and for fear of death and injury.

Pleading: RB states that WT made the bond freely and not under any duress or threats. Enquiry by country, sheriff of Norfolk to have jury of Thurton here at octave of Hilary.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/755, rot 62.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 12/02/1448
(due) 29/09/1448 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Yates (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Brampton (m) Plaintiff
William Cardon alias William Thurton (m) Gentleman Thurton < Norfolk < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 091d

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 40s
Damages awarded: 10s
Case type: Loan; Sale of goods

Pleading: John Hull states that on 28 February 1443 Thomas Dancourte bought from him 10lb almonds, 1½lb cinnamon, 2lb currants, 10lb dates, 27lb large raisins, 2lb sugar, 1oz saffron, a quarter of sanders (sandalwood), 36lb figs and 2lb rice, all for 18s 2d, and also borrowed a further 21s 10d, payable on request. However, TD has not JH paid any of this 40s, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: TD states that he does not owe JH this 40s or any money as claimed. Order that he wager his law at the quindene of St John the Baptist, pledges for law named. Attorney to have him here.

Postea text: JH came, TD did not come to wager his law. JH seeks judgment by default. Order that JH recover his debt, and damages and costs of 10s. TD amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Margaret Fish Street Hill < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 28/02/1443
Sale of Goods St Margaret Fish Street Hill < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 28/02/1443
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Humphrey Heuster (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Hull (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
John Jun (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Thomas Dancourte (m) Gentleman Upminster < Essex < England Defendant
William Fayle (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
William Staynford (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 102d

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John Norhampton states that on 9 February 1442 Henry Shyue bought from him 1406 pounds of flax ('lini') for £6 11s, and on 4 March 1442 he bought 116 pounds of pepper for £4 6s 8d, and on 9 March 1442 he bought a further 26 pounds of pepper for 21s 8d, and on 6 March 1442 he bought 32½ pounds of pepper for 25s. However, he has not paid this total of £13 4s 4d, to his damage of £20.

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

Pleading: [continued at Michaelmas 1449, rot 106] HS states that he does not owe this or any money as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at morrow of All Souls. Same pledges named.

Postea text: Parties came, sheriff did not send writ. Sicut prius to quindene of Martinmas.

Case notes: Date uncertain - says 20 Henry VI (1442) but AD 1442, which should be 1443 NS? Continued on CP 40/755, rot 106.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Stephen Walbrook < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 09/03/1442
(due) 09/04/1442
Sale of Goods St Stephen Walbrook < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 04/03/1442
(due) 19/04/1442
Sale of Goods St Stephen Walbrook < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 09/02/1442
(due) 19/04/1442
Sale of Goods St Stephen Walbrook < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 06/03/1442
(due) 06/04/1442
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Giles Whyte (m) Shearman Westminster < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
Henry Shywe alias Henry Shyue (m) Broker London < England Defendant
Herman Ganter (m) Scrivener London < England Surety for defendant
John Gerard (m) Barber The Strand < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
John Norhampton (m) Citizen Merchant London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Cook (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Goddes (m) Yeoman Westminster < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 106d

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: The Dean and Chapter of Chichester cathedral state that, by a certain indenture made between them and Thomas Aldhous, of which they show part in court, sealed by TA and dated in London on 1 August 1444, they demised at farm to TA and a certain William Gosselyn and John Bernard the rectory of Mendlesham, together with all tithes, fruits, rights and appurtenances, with the exception of an annual pension of 40s payable to them from the vicar, to hold from that date for 5 years, at an annual rent of £9, payable at the Translation of St Thomas Martyr (7 July). They were also to maintain and repair an old barn there called 'Peseber[n]'. And if the rent was ever in arrears, the Dean and Chapter may re-enter the property and make distraint to cover the arrears, and they may take back the property if they find insufficient goods there. The three men agreed to these terms, and obliged themselves to the Dean and chapter in £20 to abide by these term. They then held this property for the agreed period, but £9 of the rent, due on 7 July 1447 has not been paid, by which they are due the £20 penalty. However, TA has refused to pay this, to their damage of £20.

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

Pleading: [continued at Michaelmas 1449, rot 308] TA states that he paid the Dean and Chapter the £9 due on 7 July 1447 according to the terms of the indenture, namely at Mendlesham.

Pleading: The Dean and Chapter state that TA did not pay them this £9 due on 7 July 1447. Enquiry by country, sheriff of Suffolk to have jury of Mendlesham here at octave of Hilary. Same pledges named for defendant.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Easter 1450.

Postea text: Dean and Chapter came by attorney, TA did not come, in default. Jury did not come, sicut pluries to Easter five weeks.

Postea text: 3 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to morrow of All Souls 1450.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/755, rot 308.

Events
Type Place Date
Rental Agreement St Margaret Fish Street Hill < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 01/08/1444
Location of Property Mendlesham < Suffolk < England (initial) 01/08/1444
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Humphrey Heuster (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Bernard (m) Other
John Bust (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Crucher (m) Dean Chichester Cathedral [cathedral] Chichester < Sussex < England Plaintiff
John Poley (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Raysshebrook (m) Gentleman Combs < Suffolk < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Aldhous (m) Gentleman (lately of) Mendlesham < Suffolk < England Defendant
William Bondes (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
William Gosselyn (m) Clerk Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 110

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: William Islam states that on 10 November 1442 Thomas, abbot of Malmesbury, by John Andever, his fellow monk, bought from him, by the hand of his servant Thomas Berd, 1½ pieces of cloth called 'monkiscloth' containing 10 yards in length, and 9 yards of stamin, all for 22s 4d; on 10 July 1446, by John Bristowe, another fellow monk, he bought from him another 4½ pieces of 'monkiscloth', of which each piece contained 14 yards in length, for 47s 6d; on 22 December 1445, by Richard Herward, monk, he bought a piece of 'monkiscloth' measuring 12 yards in length, and another of 6 yards, all for 21s; on 10 July 1443, by William Malmesbury, monk, he bought one piece of 'monkiscloth' of 7 yards for 15s; on 10 August 1447, by John Palmer, monk, he bought 6 yards of black cloth called 'say' for 6s 8d; on 10 August 1446, by Richard Kyngiswode, monk, he bought a piece of cloth called 'blacksay' measuring 14 yards in length for 12s 6d; on 10 May 1443, by John Lynam, monk, he bought a piece of cloth called 'say' measuring 14 yards in length for 15s, and another piece of 'say' measuring 7 yards for 6s 8d, and another of 7 yards for 10s; on 10 June 1447, by John Maltby, monk, he bought a piece of 'say' measuring 14 yards for 14s. This amounted to £8 10s 8d, all payable on request, but the abbot has not paid, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: The Abbot of Malmesbury is granted licence to imparl to Michaelmas three weeks.

Pleading: [continued at Hilary 1450, rot 327] The abbot is granted licence to imparl to Easter three weeks, with assent of WI.

Postea text: [on CP 40/756, rot 327] 6 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Michaelmas 1451.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/756, rot 327. Contains the names of many monks of Malmesbury.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Lawrence Jewry < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 10/07/1446
Sale of Goods St Lawrence Jewry < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 10/11/1442
(initial) 10/05/1443
(initial) 10/07/1443
(initial) 22/12/1445
(initial) 10/07/1446
(initial) 10/08/1446
(initial) 10/06/1447
(initial) 10/08/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Andever (m) Monk Malmesbury Abbey [abbey] Malmesbury < Wiltshire < England Other
John Bristowe (m) Monk Malmesbury Abbey [abbey] Malmesbury < Wiltshire < England Other
John Hawe (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Lynam (m) Monk Malmesbury Abbey [abbey] Malmesbury < Wiltshire < England Other
John Maltby (m) Monk Malmesbury Abbey [abbey] Malmesbury < Wiltshire < England Other
John Palmer (m) Monk Malmesbury Abbey [abbey] Malmesbury < Wiltshire < England Other
Richard Herward (m) Monk Malmesbury Abbey [abbey] Malmesbury < Wiltshire < England Other
Richard Kyngiswode (m) Monk Malmesbury Abbey [abbey] Malmesbury < Wiltshire < England Other
Robert Hoigges (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Berd (m) Servant Other
Thomas Bristow (m) Abbot Malmesbury Abbey [abbey] Malmesbury < Wiltshire < England Defendant
William Islam (m) Citizen Norwich < Norfolk < England Plaintiff
William Malmesbury (m) Monk Malmesbury Abbey [abbey] Malmesbury < Wiltshire < England Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 111

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: Luke Surragh states that on 12 October 1443 he and William Brygge accounted together for various sums of money received by WB for LS before that date, and WB was found to be in arrears by 42s. However, WB has not paid this 42s, and refuses, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: WB states that he does not owe LS this 42s or any money as claimed. Makes his law immediately. LS to take nothing, amerced for false claim. WB sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Mary Abchurch < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 12/10/1443
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bust (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Luke Seragh alias Luke Soragh alias Luke Surragh (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Plaintiff
William Brygge (m) Yeoman (lately of) Guildford < Surrey < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 111

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Contract (general)

Pleading: Juliana, former wife of Richard Somersale, William Irwilliam and John Seymour, executors of Richard Somersale, state that on 1 October 1438 Thomas Bonevyle hired Richard Somersale to embroider 7 gowns of his livery for gentlemen and 15 gowns of his livery for servants, all for 100s 8d. The executors acknowledge that TB has made satisfaction of 16s 8d, but he has not paid the remaining £4 4s, to their damage of £20.

Pleading: TB states that he does not detain this £4 4s or any money from the executors as claimed. Makes his law immediately. Executors take nothing for their writ, amerced for false claim. TB sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Contract (not Service/employment) St Mary Aldermanbury < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 01/10/1438
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Seymour (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Executor, Plaintiff
Juliana Somersale (f) Executor, Plaintiff
Richard Somersale (m) dec. Citizen Embroiderer London < England Testator
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Bonevyle (m) Esquire Morwenstow < Cornwall < England Defendant
William Irwilliam (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Executor, Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 119

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Thomas Kyrkeby states that on 20 March 1439 Thomas Ive bought two horses from him for 40s, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: TI states that he does not owe TK this 40s or any money as claimed. Makes his law immediately. Order that TK take nothing, amerced for false claim. TI quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 20/03/1439
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Thomas Ive (m) Hosteler London < England Defendant
Thomas Kyrkeby (m) Mercer London < England Plaintiff
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 120

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William atte Well states that on 18 December 1442 Charles Denham, now deceased, made bond with him in £19, payable at the vigil of Easter. However, CD did not pay, and nor has his executor, John Denham, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: John Denham states that he should not owe this debt, as on the day of the original writ, and long before, he had made full administration of all the goods and chattels formerly of CD, and had none left in his hands.

Pleading: William atte Well states that on the day of his original writ, namely 1 January 1449, JD had various goods formerly of CD still in his hands and un-administered, sufficient to pay this debt, namely at London in the parish of St Giles without Cripplegate. Enquiry on country, jury here at octave of St John the Baptist.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Giles without Cripplegate < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 18/12/1442
(due) 20/04/1443
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Charles Denham (m) dec. Esquire Devon < England Testator
John Denham (m) Knight (lately of) Nutwell < Devon < England Defendant, Executor
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William atte Well (m) Citizen Pewterer London < England Plaintiff
William Sharp (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 124

Term: Trinity 1449
County: Essex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Cobham amerced for many defaults. Walter Culpepyr states that on 28 May 1446 Thomas Cobham made two bonds with him, each in £10, but has not paid either, to his damage of 20m. He shows the bonds in court.

Pleading: TC states that these bonds were not of his making. Parties on country, sheriff of London to have jury here at quindene of St John the Baptist. Bond in custody of Henry Fylonghley for safe-keeping.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Michaelmas 1449.

Postea text: Bonds delivered to Nicholas Asshton, JCP. HF quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Thomas the Apostle < Vintry Ward < London < England (initial) 28/05/1446
(due) 29/09/1447 < Michaelmas
Bond St Thomas the Apostle < Vintry Ward < London < England (initial) 28/05/1446
(due) 29/09/1448 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Fylonghley (m) King's Clerk Official
Hugh Brent (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Nicholas Asshton (m) Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
Thomas Cobham (m) Knight (lately of) London < England Defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant
Walter Culpepyr (m) Esquire Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 130

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Beverle states that on 8 April 1443 John Ingoldesby made bond with him in £9 18s, payable in two instalments, but he has not paid, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JI states that he should not be bound to this debt, as at this time he was imprisoned by WB and his associates in the parish of St John, Walbrook in London, and detained there until he made this bond under duress.

Pleading: WB denies this, stating that at the time of the bond JI was not imprisoned, and made the bond freely and not under any duress. Enquiry by the country. Sheriff to have jury of the parish of St John Walbrook here at the quindene of St John the Baptist.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St John Walbrook < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 08/04/1443
(due) 24/06/1443 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
(due) 29/09/1443 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Ingoldesby (m) Gentleman (lately of) Kelby < Lincolnshire < England Defendant
William Beverle (m) Citizen Skinner London < England Plaintiff
William Kyrkeby (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 134d

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Nicholas Wyfold states that on 19 May 1445, and at various times from then until 26 April 1447, Henry Dode bought from him various parcels, namely 11 dozens of pepper, 3 pounds of 'ynd bawdas' (a blue dyestuff?), 6lb of anise, 24lb of currants, 2lb of long pepper, 3lb of cloves ('clavorum gariofili'), 3lb of mace, 12lb of cinnamon, 5lb of 'greynes', 6lb of gum Arabic ('gummi'), 6lb of galls ('gallys'), 6lb of copper, 2lb of verdigris, 6lb of almonds called 'jardyns', 12lb of dates, 100lb of 'castell' soap, 4lb of green ginger, one ream of 'spendable' paper, one ream of writing paper, 6lb of cumin, 200lb of alum ('alym roche'), 6lb of 'belendyn' ginger, 12lb of black chalk, one box ('pixidem') for green ginger, 1lb of 'vermini seminis', 2lb of ground sandalwood, and 1 barrel of black soap ('sope noir') for £13 14s 5d, payable on request. NW acknowledges payment of £11 10s, but HD has not paid the remaining 44s 5d, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: HD states that he does not owe this £4 5d (sic) or any money as claimed. Order that he wager his law at quindene of Michaelmas, pledges for law named. Attorney to have him here.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 26/04/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Dode (m) Skinner Gloucester < Gloucestershire < England Defendant
John Robert (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Rowe (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Nicholas Lightollers (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Nicholas Wyfold (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Bokelond (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 139d

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Senycle states that on 12 July 1442, in London [parish and ward omitted], William Lee made bond with him in £20, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 12/07/1442
(due) 29/09/1442 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Wakefeld (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Bury (m) Attorney of defendant
John Senycle (m) Citizen Haberdasher London < England Plaintiff
William Lee (m) Esquire Swaffham Prior < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 244d

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Loan

Pleading: William Turk states that on 1 November 1445 John Baker borrowed £8 from him, payable on request, but he has not paid, to his damage of 40s.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Margaret Fish Street Hill < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 01/11/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Wakefeld (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Baker (m) Rippier Harrietsham < Kent < England Defendant
John Myller (m) Attorney of defendant
William Turk (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 309d

Term: Trinity 1449
County: Warwickshire
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Walter Hunte states that on 16 May 1441 Thomas Stafford made bond with him in £8, but has not paid, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court.

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

Postea text: WH came, TS did not come, in default. WH to recover debt and damages of 20s. TS amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Coventry < Warwickshire < England (initial) 16/05/1441
(due) 01/04/1442 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Abell (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Stafford (m) Wire-drawer Coventry < Warwickshire < England Defendant
Walter Hunte (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 313

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Gervase Clyfton states that on 14 February 1447 Richard Clyvedon made bond with him and a certain Thomas Bernard, now deceased, in £15, but has not paid, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court.

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

Pleading: [continued at Michaelmas 1449, rot 514] RC states that he ought not owe this debt, as TB, by the name of TB, former cofferer of Humphrey, duke of [lost], by a document made at Westminster which he shows in court, dated 22 June 1448, released him, as RC, valet of the crown of Brockley in the New Forest, from all actions and debts outstanding between them before that date.

Pleading: GC states that this release was not made of TB. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Hilary.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/755, rot 514.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the East < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 14/02/1447
(due) 28/05/1447 < Pentecost
Release (from Debt/obligation) Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 22/06/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Gervase Clyfton (m) Esquire Plaintiff
Humphrey [un-named] (m) Duke [dukedom] Other
John Symons (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Clyvedon (m) Gentleman Brockenhurst < Hampshire < England Defendant
Richard Levermore (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Bernard (m) dec. Valet of the Crown Brookley < Hampshire < England Creditor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 314

Term: Trinity 1449
County: Herefordshire
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Assault

Pleading: William Wykys states that on 26 August 1447 Thomas Chapell forcibly assaulted his servant, Thomas, at Bosbury, against the peace and to his damage of £10.

Pleading: TC denies force and arms [pleading incomplete].

Events
Type Place Date
Assault Bosbury < Herefordshire < England (initial) 26/08/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Thomas [un-named] (m) Servant Other
Thomas Chapell (m) Brewer London < St Andrew Holborn < England Defendant
William Wykys (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 316d

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond; Sale of goods

Pleading: Richard Thornbury states that on 7 July 1447 Robert Corbet made two bonds with him, one in £8 17s 1½d payable at Michaelmas next, and another in £8 10s payable at Christmas next, and on 30 April 1445 he also bought from him 5 yards of woollen cloth called 'crimson' for 73s, payable on request. However, RC has not paid any of this total of £21 1½d, to his damage of £40. He shows the bonds in court.

Pleading: RC granted licence to imparl to morrow of All Souls.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St John Walbrook < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 07/07/1447
(due) 25/12/1447 < Christmas
Bond St John Walbrook < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 07/07/1447
(due) 29/09/1447 < Michaelmas
Sale of Goods St John Walbrook < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 30/04/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Knot (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Thorneberye alias Richard Thornbury (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Robert Corbet (m) Knight Assington < Suffolk < England Defendant
Thomas Tynt (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 319

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Simon Strete states that on 18 May 1439 Thomas Turges made nine bonds with him, four in 5m and five in 4m, the first payable at Epiphany 1440 and the rest at Epiphany in the years 1442-9. However, TT did not pay these during his life, and nor has John Cheyny, appointed at Aylesbury as administrator of the goods of TT by John Crosseby, commissary of William, Bishop of Lincoln, after the death of TT. This is to his damage of 100m. He shows the bonds in court.

Pleading: JC states that he should not owe this debt, as on the day of SS's original writ, and long before, at Marsworth in Buckinghamshire, he had made full administration of all the goods and chattels formerly of TT at the time of his death, and had none left in his hands.

Pleading: SS states that on the day of his original writ, namely 10 April 1449, JC had various goods formerly of TT still in his hands and not administered, sufficient to pay this debt of 40m, namely at Fowlmere in Cambridgeshire and elsewhere in the same county. Enquiry by country, sheriff of Cambridgeshire to have jury of Fowlmere here at octave of Michaelmas.

Postea text: 3 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Trinity 1450.

Case notes: see also various other cases relating to these same debts.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 18/05/1439
(due) 06/01/1447 < Epiphany
Bond St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 18/05/1439
(due) 06/01/1449 < Epiphany
Bond St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 18/05/1439
(due) 06/01/1443 < Epiphany
Bond St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 18/05/1439
(due) 06/01/1445 < Epiphany
Bond St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 18/05/1439
(due) 06/01/1446 < Epiphany
Bond St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 18/05/1439
(due) 06/01/1448 < Epiphany
Bond St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 18/05/1439
(due) 06/01/1444 < Epiphany
Bond St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 18/05/1439
(due) 06/01/1440 < Epiphany
Bond St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 18/05/1439
(due) 06/01/1442 < Epiphany
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Cheyny (m) Knight (lately of) Drayton Beauchamp < Buckinghamshire < England Administrator, Defendant
John Crosseby (m) Commissary General Official
John Huet (m) Attorney of defendant
Simon Strete (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Heth (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Turges alias Thomas Turgys (m) dec. Yeoman Marsworth < Buckinghamshire < England Other
William Alnwick (m) Bishop Lincoln [diocese] Official

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 320

Term: Trinity 1449
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Isabella Keyser, alias Isabella Bowyer, states that on 25 April 1446 John Grey made bond with her in 50s, but has not paid, to her damage of 10m. She shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JG states that IK ought not maintain her action as on the day of her original writ she was in the coverture of John Courterych, then her husband, who still lives in the parish of St Stephen Coleman Street, in London, and who was not named as plaintiff on the original writ.

Pleading: IK states that on the day of the original writ, namely 20 September 1448, she was a single woman, and was not then or ever afterwards in the coverture of JC, as JF has claimed.

Pleading: JG repeats that IK was in the coverture of JC on the day of the original writ. Parties on country, sheriff of London to have jury here at quindene of Michaelmas. Pledges named for defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 25/04/1446
(due) 02/02/1447 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Isabella Bowyer alias Isabella Keyser (f) Widow London < England Plaintiff
John Benet (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
John Courterych (m) London < St Stephen Coleman Street < Coleman Street Ward < England Other
John Grey (m) Citizen Grocer (lately of) London < England Defendant
John Tanfeld (m) Gentleman Westminster < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
Richard Levermore (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Burle (m) Brewer London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Cook (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 320d

Term: Trinity 1449
County: Suffolk
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 20m
Damages awarded: 10s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Denys and Richard Felawe state that on 16 March 1448 John Copmyll made bond with them in £20, but has not paid, to their damage of 20m. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: JC admits the action, that the bond was of his making and that he owes the money as claimed. Order that TD and RF recover the debt of £20 and damages at 10s. JC amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Ipswich < Suffolk < England (initial) 16/03/1448
(due) 24/03/1448 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Copmyll (m) Citizen Draper London < England Defendant
Richard Felawe (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Denys (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 327

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: £10
Damages awarded: 20s
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: Nicholas Wyfold states that on 15 March 1448 William Coldwall accounted before William Cardmaker and Richard Welwode, auditors, for various sums of money received by him for NW on his account, and was found to be in arrears to NW by £21 5s 8d. NW acknowledges that WC has made satisfaction of £6 6s 8d of this, but has not paid the remaining £14 19s, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: Coldwall granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas, with assent of NW.

Postea text: 18 further licences to imparl, to octave of Michaelmas 1454.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 15/03/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Punt (m) Attorney of defendant
Nicholas Lyghtolers (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Nicholas Wyfold (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Richard Welwode (m) Auditor
William Cardmaker (m) Auditor
William Coldwall (m) Dyer Derby < Derbyshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 340

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Chisull, executor of John Waldeve, states that on 20 July 1433 John Harleston made two bonds with John Waldeve the testator, each in £20, but has not paid JW, or JC as his executor, or JW's widow Elizabeth or Andrew Smyth, his co-executors, now deceased, to his damage of £40. He shows the bonds in court, and the testamentary letters of JW by which he, Elizabeth W and AS had executry and administration.

Pleading: JH states that, regarding £20 of this £40, during his life, by a document which he shows in court, dated at Wimbish on 20 July 1434, JW the testator, as JW of Little Bardfield, acknowledged payment of this £20 in the presence of Thomas Prior and other tenants of JH. And concerning another £10 of this sum, he states that, by a document which he shows in court, dated at Little Bardfield on 12 June 1434, JW, as JW of Little Bardfield, again acknowledged receipt of this £10 from JH, by the hands of Richard Hoghton. And regarding the remaining £10, he states that Elizabeth Waldeve, co-executor of JC and widow of JW, by another document which he shows in court, dated on 1 November 1437, as EW of Thaxted, acknowledged receipt of this £10 from JH by the hands of Henry Purlond, rector of Chevington.

Pleading: JC states that the release for £20 was not made of JW the testator. Parties on country. And concerning the other two releases, he states that they are not sufficient in law to preclude him from his action on the other £20 of this £40, and seeks judgment, the £20 and damages.

Pleading: JH states that regarding the £20 relating to the two £10 releases, the two releases are sufficient to preclude JC from his action on that £20, and JC has not denied the releases nor made any response, and he therefore seeks judgment and that JC be precluded. Justices wish to be advised, day is given at the octave of Michaelmas. Concerning the first £20, sheriff of Essex to have jury of Wimbish here at the same term. Documents to remain in safe keeping of Henry Filongley.

Postea text: 16 posteas, day given to octave of Michaelmas 1454.

Events
Type Place Date
Release (from Debt/obligation) Little Bardfield < Essex < England (initial) 12/06/1434
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 20/07/1433
(due) 28/03/1434 < Easter
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 20/07/1433
(due) 25/12/1434 < Christmas
Release (from Debt/obligation) England (initial) 01/11/1437
Release (from Debt/obligation) Wimbish < Essex < England (initial) 20/07/1434
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Andrew Smyth (m) dec. Executor
Elizabeth Waldeve (f) dec. Thaxted < Essex < England Executor
Henry Filongley (m) King's Clerk Common Pleas [court] Official
Henry Purlond (m) Rector Chevington < Suffolk < England Other
John Bust (m) Attorney of defendant
John Chisull (m) Executor, Plaintiff
John Harleston (m) Esquire (lately of) Wimbish < Essex < England alias (lately of) London < England Defendant
John Waldeve (m) dec. Esquire Little Bardfield < Essex < England alias Thaxted < Essex < England Testator
Richard Hoghton (m) Clerk Other
Thomas Prior (m) Witness
Thomas Waldyefe (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 342

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Hugh Wedyr sates that on 8 April 1449, in London [parish and ward omitted] William Lok made bond with him in 40s, payable on the feast of St Dunstan next, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 08/04/1449
(due) 19/05/1449
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Hugh Wedyr (m) Plaintiff
William Lok (m) Girdler London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 342d

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 20m
Damages awarded: 20s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Memorandum that Richard Lee, by attorney, on 11 July this term, shows the justices a certain bill against William Bole, an attorney of the Bench, as follows. RL seeks against WB on a plea that he render £4 which he owes and unjustly detains. RL states that on 12 November 1446 WB made bond with him in £4, but has not paid, to his damage of 20m. He shows the bond in court. Pledges to prosecute named.

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

Postea text: Further licence to imparl, to quindene of Hilary 1450.

Postea text: RL came, WB did not come. Order that RL recover debt, and damages of 20s. WB amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Stephen Walbrook < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 12/11/1446
(due) 24/08/1447 < St Bartholomew
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Richard Lee (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Robert Michell (m) Surety of Plaintiff
Robert Pound (m) Surety of Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Bole (m) Attorney Common Pleas [court] Marshfield < Gloucestershire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 348d

Term: Trinity 1449
County: Surrey
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Arbitration; Trespass (chattels)

Pleading: John Dymmok states that on 20 May 1443 John Johnson forcibly cut and destroyed his growing grass and coppice wood at Tooting Graveney worth £20, against the peace and to his damage of £20.

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

Pleading: [continued at Michaelmas 1449, rot 310] JJ states that JD ought not maintain his action, as both he and JD together agreed on 1 October 1448 to place themselves in the arbitration of Richard Hayward and Adam Craste, arbiters, both on this matter and all other matters outstanding between them at that time. The arbiters heard the matters, and ordained that JJ should pay to JD 26s 8d in full satisfaction of this matter, which he duly paid to JD.

Pleading: JD states that there was never any such arbitration, ordinance or judgment made between him and JJ on this trespass. Enquiry by country, sheriff of London to have jury of St Leonard's here at quindene of Hilary.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/755, rot 310.

Events
Type Place Date
Destruction of Chattels Tooting Graveney < Surrey < England (initial) 20/05/1443
Arbitration St Leonard Eastcheap < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 01/10/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Adam Craste (m) Arbitrator
John Dymmok (m) Esquire Plaintiff
John Johnson (m) Butcher London < England Defendant
John Knot (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Hayward (m) Arbitrator
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 350

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Richard Thornbury states that on 16 May 1448 John Porter made bond with him in £17 13s 4d, payable in two equal portions. However, JP has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court [recited in full, in English; the text here dates the bond to 16 September 1447, which would make the payment dates a year earlier in each case].

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

Postea text: 3 further licences to imparl, to octave of Michaelmas 1450.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St John Walbrook < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 16/05/1448
(due) 01/11/1448 < All Saints
(due) 02/02/1449 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Knot (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Porter (m) Fuller Colchester < Essex < England Defendant
Richard Thorneberye alias Richard Thornbury (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Tynt (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 350d

Term: Trinity 1449
County: Worcestershire
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Assault; Breach of Statute

Pleading: William Okeburn states that on [8 March 1448], Gerard Snarre, together with John Grove, William Steward and William Ives, by conspiracy between them, procured to have him arrested in Worcester on the charge that on 27 September 1447 at Broadway in Worcestershire he violently seized a certain Margaret Werkman of Marlborough and raped her, against the king's peace. As a result he was put him in the king's castle at Worcester until the justices of the peace could try the case, and remained there until he was delivered by John Wode and Richard Oseney, justices of gaol delivery, on 23 April 1449, when he was acquitted. This was against the form of the ordinance, and to his damage of £40.

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

Case notes: Same case against Grove appears on CP 40/755, rot 615d, and missing details supplied from there. Unlike most examples of trespass against the statute, no statute is cited in the preamble. Therefore may possibly be being brought under a different guise. See similar case on CP 40/820, rot 513.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault Broadway < Worcestershire < England (initial) 27/09/1447
Arrest
Breach of Statute
Worcester < Worcestershire < England (initial) 08/03/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Gerard Snarre (m) Clerk London < England Defendant
Henry Wakefeld (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Grove (m) Scrivener London < England Accessory
John Wode (m) Justice
Margaret Werkman (f) Widow Marlborough < Wiltshire < England Other
Richard Oseney (m) Justice
William Ives (m) Husbandman Wroxall < Warwickshire < England Accessory
William Okeburn (m) Clerk (lately of) Oxfordshire < England Plaintiff
William Steward (m) Husbandman Wroxall < Warwickshire < England Accessory

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 378

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Bond; Loan

Pleading: William Tresseham, William Gay and Thomas Burgeyn, executors of John Brokle, and Nicholas Wyfold and his wife Katherine, widow and executor of JB, state that on 7 February 1442 Thomas Hertwell made bond with JB the testator in 16s 3½d, payable at Easter next, and also borrowed from JB a further 23s 8½d, payable on request. However he has not repaid this total of 40s, either to JB or his executors, to their damage of 40s. They show the bond in court [recited in full, in English].

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 07/02/1442
(due) 01/04/1442 < Easter
Loan St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 07/02/1442
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Brokle (m) dec. Citizen Draper London < England Testator
Katherine Wyfold (f) Executor, Plaintiff
Nicholas Lyghtolers (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Nicholas Wyfold (m) Plaintiff
Richard Pyttes (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Burgeyn (m) Executor, Plaintiff
Thomas Hertwell (m) Gentleman 'Preston' < Northamptonshire < England Defendant
William Gay (m) Executor, Plaintiff
William Tresseham (m) Executor, Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 381

Term: Trinity 1449
County: Essex
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Thomas Grene states that on 12 June 1447 John Machon bought 50 sheep from him at Faulkbourne for 7m, but has not paid, to his damage of 10m.

Pleading: JM states that he does not owe this 7m or any money to TG as claimed. Order that he wager his law at quindene of Michaelmas, pledged for law named. Attorney to have him here.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods Faulkbourne < Essex < England (initial) 12/06/1447
(due) 29/09/1447 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bur (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Bust (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Machon (m) Butcher London < England Defendant
Richard Tust (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Thomas Grene (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 382

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Kyrton amerced for many defaults. Richard Quatremayns states that on 18 June 1448 William Kyrton made bond with him in £8, and on 22 December 1447 he made another bond with him in £10. However, he has not paid either debt, to his damage of £10. He shows the bonds in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Nicholas Olave < Queenhithe Ward < London < England (initial) 18/06/1448
(due) 07/07/1448 < St Thomas, archbishop and martyr, Translation of
Bond St Nicholas Olave < Queenhithe Ward < London < England (initial) 22/12/1447
(due) 14/02/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Quatyrmayns alias Richard Quatremayns (m) Esquire Plaintiff
Walter Parys (m) Attorney of defendant
William Batys (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Kyrton (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 382

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Henry Gynnore amerced for many defaults. Richard Quatremayns states that on 18 June 1448 Henry Gynnore made bond with him in £8, and on 22 December 1447 he made another bond with him in £10. However, he has not paid either debt, to his damage of £10. He shows the bonds in court.

Pleading: HG granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Nicholas Olave < Queenhithe Ward < London < England (initial) 18/06/1448
(due) 07/07/1448 < St Thomas, archbishop and martyr, Translation of
Bond St Nicholas Olave < Queenhithe Ward < London < England (initial) 22/12/1447
(due) 14/02/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Gynnore (m) Gentleman London < England Defendant
Richard Quatyrmayns alias Richard Quatremayns (m) Esquire Plaintiff
William Batys (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Parys (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 433

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Richard Pygge states that on 28 February 1449 William Bentley made bond with him in London [parish and ward omitted] in 5m, but has not paid, to his damage of 10m. He shows the bond in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 28/02/1449
(due) 13/04/1449 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Numan (m) Vintner London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Pygge (m) Gentleman London < England Plaintiff
Roger Scryp (m) Barber London < England Surety for defendant
William Bentley (m) Citizen Vintner London < England Defendant
William Landwath (m) Cordwainer London < England Surety for defendant
William Pynke (m) Cordwainer London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 433d

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Richard Onhand and Richard Cabell state that on 16 October 1446 John Dauntesey made bond with them in 106s 8d, payable on the vigil of All Saints next, but has not paid, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court.

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

Pleading: [continued at Michaelmas 1449, rot 104] JD, acknowledging that the bond was of his making, states that he ought not be bound to this debt, as at the time of the bond he was under the age of 21.

Pleading: The plaintiffs state that at the time of the bond JD was of full age. Enquiry by the country, jury here at octave of Hilary. Same pledges named.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/755, rot 104.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Bothaw < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 16/10/1446
(due) 31/10/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Gylly (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Dauntesey (m) Gentleman Wiltshire < England alias (lately of) London < England Defendant
John Kayvell (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Philip Stone (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Cabell (m) Clerk Chancery [court] Plaintiff
Richard Onhand (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Vaus (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 434d

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Arbitration

Pleading: Walter Warde states that, due to numerous disputes outstanding between them over various actions, trespasses, debts, etc, he and John Langton, through the intervention of their friends, agreed to place themselves in the arbitration of John Arnold and John Reyner in London on 16 January 1445. These arbiters found that WW had sustained damages on account of various trespasses made by JL, for which JL ought to pay him 40s. However, JL has not paid this sum, to his damage of 100s.

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

Pleading: [continued at Michaelmas 1449, rot 109] JL states that he does not owe this or any money as claimed by WW. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Martinmas. Same pledges named.

Case notes: Continued on Cp 40/755, rot 109.

Events
Type Place Date
Arbitration St Martin Vintry < Vintry Ward < London < England (initial) 16/01/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Arnold (m) Leatherseller London < England Arbitrator
John Langton (m) Esquire (lately of) London < England Defendant
John Lowys alias John Lawys (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Reyner (m) Brewer London < England Arbitrator
Robert Geffray (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Hever (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Tregodek (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Walter Warde (m) Plaintiff
William Romayn (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 439

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 10m
Damages awarded: 13s 4d
Costs: 66s 8d
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Stephen Salman states that on 27 July 1447 Thomas Gylle made bond with him and a certain William Rerysby, now deceased, in £6, but has not paid, to his damage of 10m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: TG granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas, with assent of SS.

Pleading: [continued at Trinity 1450, rot 241] Thomas Gylle of Kingsbridge, Devon, gent, appears in person and states that he is the person against whom SS brought the writ, by the name of TG formerly of London. However, he states that on the day of SS's original writ he was staying at Kingsbridge, and not in London, as the writ supposes, and seeks judgment on the writ.

Pleading: SS states that TG was formerly living in London, as the writ supposes. Enquiry by the country, jury here at octave of Michaelmas.

Postea text: Three further licences to imparl, to octave of Trinity 1450.

Postea text: [on CP 40/758, rot 241] Parties come, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Martinmas.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to Easter five weeks 1451, nisi prius they come before John Prysot, CJCP, Nicholas Ayssheton and Robert Danvers at St Martin le Grand on 25 May 1451. On this day, parties came, Prysot sent record that on that day, before him and John Fylylode, parties came, some of the jury came, others did not come. Of those that came, John William was sworn, but the rest were not of the ward of Cornhill. Jury in respite to octave of Trinity. Sheriff to appoint decem tales.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to octave of Trinity 1452, nisi prius they come before JP, CJCP, at St Martin le Grand on Friday 12 May at St Martin le Grand. On this day, parties came, JP sent record that on that day, before JP and JF, parties came, jury stated that TG was formerly living in London, as the writ supposed. Damages assigned at 13s 4d, costs of 53s 4d. Order that SS recover debt and damages, and a further 13s 4d costs assigned by the court, to a total of 6m. TG amerced.

Postea text: Record and process touching this case summoned before the king, by virtue of a writ of error dated at Westminster 20 October 1453, directed to John Prysot, CJCP.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/758, rot 241.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Peter Cornhill < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 27/07/1447
(due) 24/03/1448 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Hugh Brent (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Fylylode (m) Justice
John Prysot (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
John William (m) Cornhill Ward < England Juror
Nicholas Ayssheton (m) Justice
Richard Wolston (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Danvers (m) Justice
Stephen Salman (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Gylle (m) Gentleman Kingsbridge < Devon < England alias (lately of) London < England Defendant
William Rerysby (m) dec. Creditor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 440d

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Richard Aubrey states that on 20 December 1443 John Chyppes made bond with him and a certain John Bedford, now deceased, in £20, but has not paid, to his damage of 20m. He shows the bond in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 20/12/1443
(due) 25/12/1444 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bedford (m) dec. Newbury < Berkshire < England Creditor
John Chyppes (m) Kerseyman Newbury < Berkshire < England Defendant
Nicholas Lyghtolers (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Aubrey (m) Plaintiff
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 446d

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Wotton states that on 11 June 1442 John Bole made bond with him in £10, but has not paid, to his damage of 10m. He shows the bond in court.

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

Postea text: 7 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Trinity 1451.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Lawrence Pountney < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 11/06/1442
(due) 16/06/1442
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Hunton (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Hugh Eddyr (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
John Bole (m) Citizen Butcher London < England Defendant
John Wotton (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Walter Boll (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
William Frank (m) Yeoman Havering-atte-Bower < Essex < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 449

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Hugh Wedyr states that on 2 May 1446 William Spycer made bond with him in 40s, but has not paid, to his damage of 40s. He shows the bond in court.

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

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl, to Easter five weeks 1450.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 02/05/1446
(due) 29/09/1446 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Hugh Wedyr (m) Yeoman Plaintiff
William Spycer (m) Armourer London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 455d

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond; Sale of goods

Pleading: Katherine, widow and executor of Ralph Say, and William Toweneshende, her fellow executor, state that on 15 October 1438 John Forstall made bond with RS in 20s, payable at Christmas next. Also, on 1 February 1442 he bought from RS a pipe of red wine for a further 56s 8d, payable on request. However, he has not paid this sum of 76s 8d, either to RS during his lifetime or to his executors after his death, to their damage of £10. They show the bond in court, and the testamentary letters of RS by which they have executry and administration.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 15/10/1438
(due) 25/12/1438 < Christmas
Bond St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 01/02/1442
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Werton (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
James Muston (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
John Forstall (m) Taverner Bedford < Bedfordshire < England Defendant
John Grene (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Whityng (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Katherine Say (f) London < England Executor, Plaintiff
Ralph Say (m) dec. Citizen Grocer Testator
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Toweneshende (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Executor, Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 456

Term: Trinity 1449
County: Buckinghamshire
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Brampton states that on 5 August 1441, at [omitted, probably in Buckinghamshire], Hugh Dyke, now deceased, made bond with him and a certain Thomas Barbour, also now deceased, in £221 17s 5d. TB acknowledges that he has been paid £181 17s 5d of this, but he has not been paid the remaining £40, not by HD himself in his lifetime, nor by his executor John Langton, former Bishop of St David's, also now deceased, or by JL's own administrators. This is to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: Thomas Boleyn, John Bodon, Alan Semper and Edward Eccles, administrators of JL, granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas.

Postea text: [note in margin 'not prosecuted']

Case notes: No place given for the bond, but presumably in Buckinghamshire as the case is marginalised there.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond England (initial) 05/08/1441
(due) 20/05/1442 < Pentecost
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Alan Semper (m) Gentleman London < England Administrator, Defendant
Edward Eccles (m) Gentleman (lately of) Petworth < Sussex < England Administrator, Defendant
Hugh Dyke (m) dec. Citizen Setter London < England Testator
John Bodon (m) Clerk (lately of) London < England Administrator, Defendant
John Goldwell (m) Attorney of defendant
John Langton (m) dec. Clerk Bishop St David's [diocese] Executor, Other
John Tanfeld (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Barboure alias Thomas Barbour (m) dec. Burford < Oxfordshire < England Creditor
Thomas Boleyn (m) Clerk (lately of) Chelsea < Middlesex < England Administrator, Defendant
Thomas Brampton (m) Burford < Oxfordshire < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 457

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John Salman states that on 10 December 1447 Marmaduke Marsshall bought from him 12 pieces of linen cloth called 'lawne' for £18, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of £20.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Olave Old Jewry < Coleman Street Ward < London < England (initial) 10/12/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Hoo (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Salman (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Marmaduke Marsshall (m) Mercer Leicester < Leicestershire < England Defendant
Richard Roo (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Staynford (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 457

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Account
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: Robert Chertesey states that John Adam served as his receiver of money from 29 July 1446 for one year, and during that time received £40 for him in the parish of St Lawrence, Walbrook ward, London, from RC's own hands and to RC's own trade and profit. JA was to make reasonable account to RC for this money on request, but he has not done so, and refuses, to his damage of £40.

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

Postea text: 3 further licences to imparl, to octave of Trinity 1450.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Lawrence Pountney < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 26/07/1446
(due) 26/07/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Adam (m) Merchant (lately of) London < England Defendant
John Alphey (m) Gentleman Chiddingstone < Kent < England Surety for defendant
John Hever (m) Gentleman Brasted < Kent < England Surety for defendant
John Hoigges (m) Gentleman Frittenden < Kent < England Surety for defendant
John Rogger (m) Gentleman Headcorn < Kent < England Surety for defendant
Robert Chertesey (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 457d

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Loan; Sale of goods

Pleading: John Salman states that on 10 September 1447 Marmaduke Marsshall bought from him 16 pieces of linen cloth called 'lawne', 24 pieces of linen cloth called 'browne cloth', one piece of cloth called 'Bultell cloth', nine cloths called 'payntheth clothes', 5 pieces of cloth called 'Brabon cloth', 113 ells of cloth called 'buske cloth', 26 dozen points [laces] called 'lasyng pointes', 8 ells of cloth called 'canevas', 21 ells of cloth called 'Holland cloth', and one horse, all for £38 11s 10d, payable on request. Also, on the same day, he borrowed a further 20s from him, also payable on request. However, MM has not paid any of these sums, to his damage of £40.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Olave Old Jewry < Coleman Street Ward < London < England (initial) 10/09/1447
Loan St Olave Old Jewry < Coleman Street Ward < London < England (initial) 10/09/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Ho (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Salman (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Marmaduke Marsshall (m) Mercer Leicester < Leicestershire < England Defendant
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Roo (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
William Staynford (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 458

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John Hardman states that on 19 June 1445 William Dyer bought from him one bale of woad weighing 178lb for 48s 11d, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: WD, by attorney [name omitted], granted licence to imparl to quindene of Michaelmas.

Case notes: ward name supplied.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Martin Pomary < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 19/06/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Hardman (m) Plaintiff
John Oulepen (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Dyer (m) Dyer Petworth < Sussex < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 462d

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Contract (general)

Pleading: Thomas Depden and John Gransden state that on 3 March 1448 they were retained by John Sysyngham to transport nine barrels of wine called 'tontyghtes' in a ship called the 'Isabella' of London from the port of Bordeaux to Colchester in Essex, for £10 11s 2d, payable on request. They acknowledge satisfaction of 100s of this sum, but although they transported this wine as agreed, they have not been paid the remaining 111s 2d, to their damage of £10.

Pleading: JS, by attorney [name omitted], granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Contract (not Service/employment) St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 03/03/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Granysden alias John Gransden (m) Citizen Fishmonger London < England Plaintiff
John Oulepen (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Sysyngham (m) Merchant Maldon < Essex < England Defendant
Thomas Debden alias Thomas Depden (m) Gentleman Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 465

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Assault

Pleading: John Helpston states that on 18 January 1449 John and Joan Ede forcibly assaulted him in London, against the peace and to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: JE and JE granted licence to imparl to quindene of Michaelmas.

Pleading: [continued at Michaelmas 1449, rot 114] John E denies this trespass as claimed. Parties on country. JE and JE state that Joan E is not responsible for going with force and arms. Parties on country. Regarding the rest of the assault, they state that JH ought not maintain his action, as on the day of the alleged trespass JH assaulted Joan E in London, and Joan simply defended herself, while John E came to her assistance.

Pleading: JH repeats that JE and JE assaulted him without cause as he claimed above. Enquiry by country, jury here at octave of Hilary.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/755, rot 114.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault St Nicholas Shambles < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 18/01/1449
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Joan Ede (f) St Clement Danes < Middlesex < England Defendant
John Ede (m) Lutemaker St Clement Danes < Middlesex < England Defendant
John Helpston (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 465

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Bond; Loan

Pleading: Luke Suragh states that on 17 March 1427 John Flegge made bond with him in 41s, and on 2 July 1429 he made another bond with him in £3 15s 7d, and also borrowed a further 3s 5d, payable on request. However, he has not paid any of these sums, to his damage of 40s. He shows the bonds in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Abchurch < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 17/03/1427
(due) 29/09/1427 < Michaelmas
Bond St Mary Abchurch < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 02/07/1429
(due) 29/09/1429 < Michaelmas
Loan St Mary Abchurch < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 02/07/1429
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bust (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Flegge (m) Esquire, Yeoman Denbigh < Wales < Wales Defendant
Luke Sewragh alias Luke Soragh alias Luke Suragh (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 469d

Term: Trinity 1449
County: Surrey
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: Richard Jay states that 10 October 1442 he was retained in Southwark by Robert Edolf to act as his attorney in the court of Common Pleas on a variety of matters, taking his reasonable and necessary expenses, and 6s 8d per year for his fee. He served him as his attorney for four years after that date, and during that time he prosecuted writs against, amongst others, William Chalkhill; William Martyn; John Spycer; Martin Marys; Lewis Mewes and John Dikman, executors of Walter Veer; Joan Martyn and Simon Leveger, executors of William Martyn; John Garblesham; Stephen Prest; and Thomas Decourt, all on pleas of debt. He spent 13s 4d on these cases, and is in arrears by 26s 8d for his fees, which amounts to 40s. However, RE has not paid this sum, to his damage of 100s.

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

Postea text: 15 further licences to imparl, to octave of Trinity 1453.

Case notes: place name 'Stone'?

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract Southwark < Surrey < England (initial) 10/10/1442
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Joan Martyn (f) Widow Kentish Town < Middlesex < England Administrator
John Dikman (m) Gentleman 'Stone' < Hampshire < England Executor
John Forster (m) Carpenter London < England Surety for defendant
John Garblesham (m) Armourer (lately of) London < England Other
John Spycer (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Other
John Wyld (m) Tapisser London < England Surety for defendant
Lewis Mewes (m) Gentleman Kingston < Hampshire < England Executor
Martin Marys (m) Dyer St Albans < Hampshire < England Other
Richard Jay (m) Plaintiff
Robert Edolf (m) Merchant London < England Defendant
Robert Osbern (m) Draper London < England Surety for defendant
Simon Leveger (m) Gentleman Kentish Town < Middlesex < England Administrator
Stephen Prest (m) Husbandman 'Hatfield' < Middlesex < England Other
Thomas Decourt (m) Gentleman (lately of) Havering-atte-Bower < Essex < England Other
Walter Veer (m) dec. Esquire Testator
William Chalkhill (m) Gentleman Kingsbury < Middlesex < England Other
William Cranysley (m) Carpenter London < England Surety for defendant
William Martyn (m) Gentleman Kentish Town < Middlesex < England Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 471

Term: Trinity 1449
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Loan; Sale of goods

Pleading: William Blakewyll states that on 25 September 1447, at Kilburn, Robert Newenton bought from him six carts of timber for 21s, and also borrowed a further 19s, all payable on request, but has not paid this total of 40s, to his damage of 100s.

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

Pleading: [continued at Michaelmas 1449, rot 512d] RN states that he does not owe WB this 40s or any money as claimed. Order that he wager his law at octave of Hilary, pledges for law named. Attorney to have RN here on that day.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/755, rot 512d.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan Kilburn < Middlesex < England (initial) 25/09/1447
Sale of Goods Kilburn < Middlesex < England (initial) 25/09/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Pote (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Richard Levermore (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Newenton (m) Carpenter London < England Defendant
William Blakewyll (m) Plaintiff
William Hert (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
William Staynford (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/754, rot. 471

Term: Trinity 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Loan; Sale of goods

Pleading: Eleanor, former wife and executor of William Rerysby, and Thomas Malter and John Chapman, her co-executors, state that on 22 February 1446 John Cheynewe bought from WR 2¾ yards of green woollen cloth and a yard of blanket for 10s, and also borrowed a further 30s, all payable on request, but has not paid, either WR during his life or them after his death, to their damage of 40s.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Michael Cornhill < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 22/02/1446
Loan St Michael Cornhill < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 22/02/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Eleanor Rerysby (f) Executor, Plaintiff
James Chenewe (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Chapman (m) Upholder London < England Executor, Plaintiff
John Cheynewe (m) Gentleman (lately of) Romney < Kent < England Defendant
John Meller (m) Gentleman Hollingbourne < Kent < England Surety for defendant
John Symons (m) Gentleman Ruckinge < Kent < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Hevyr (m) Gentleman Brasted < Kent < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Malter (m) Citizen Draper London < England Executor, Plaintiff
William Rerysby (m) dec. Citizen Draper London < England Testator
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff