CP40/755
Michaelmas term 1449

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'CP40/755: Michaelmas term 1449', Court of common pleas: The National Archives, CP40: 1399-1500 (2010). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=118122 Date accessed: 31 October 2014.


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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 102
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 109d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 117
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 118
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 121
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 124d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 129
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 132
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 139d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 209
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 209
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 209d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 302
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 315d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 328
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 330
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 330d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 335
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 406d
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 421d
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 509d
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 532d
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 651d
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 659d
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 662
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 662d

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 102

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: London
Writ type: Fraud
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John Cole, by attorney [name omitted], states that on 10 July 1445 John Catcote fraudulently sold him two pieces of woollen cloth for a great sum of money, guaranteeing it to be good despite knowing that it was full of holes and moths and unfit for sale. This was to his damage of £10.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Botolph without Aldgate < Aldgate Ward < London < England (initial) 10/07/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Catcote (m) Draper Upton Noble < Somerset < England Defendant
John Cole (m) Plaintiff
John Thomson (m) Draper London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Broke (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Hever (m) Gentleman Brasted < Kent < England Surety for defendant
William Waldyngfeld (m) Draper London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 109d

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Damages awarded: 40s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Gay senior and Thomas Gay junior state that on 9 February 1448 William Bruges made bond with them in £46, payable at Easter next. They acknowledge satisfaction of £26 of this, but WB has not paid the remaining £20, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: WB states that the plaintiffs ought not maintain their actions, as by a release which he shows in court, dated at Ashbury in Berkshire on 4 April 1449, the plaintiffs released an quitclaimed to WB all actions outstanding between them, both real and personal, by reason of any debt, trespass, contract or demand before that date.

Pleading: The plaintiffs state that this release was not made of them. Enquiry by country, sheriff of Berkshire to have jury of Ashbury here at octave of Hilary. Pledges named for defendant.

Postea text: Parties came, WB admits that he owed the debt, and that the release was not made of the plaintiffs. Order that the plaintiffs recover the debt of £20, and damages of 40s. WB to be taken.

Events
Type Place Date
Release (from Debt/obligation) Ashbury < Berkshire < England (initial) 04/04/1449
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 09/02/1448
(due) 24/03/1448 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Colyns (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Denton (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Gay jnr (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Gayton snr (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Gurney (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
William Bruges (m) Gentleman Oxford < Oxfordshire < England Defendant
William Pomeray (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 117

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

Pleading: John Godyn states that on 23 January 1448, in London [parish and ward omitted], Edward Arnold made bond with him in £17 14s 8d, payable on 24 July 1448, and on the same day made another bond in another £17 14s 8d, payable on 24 January 1449. He acknowledges satisfaction of £9 9s 4d of this sum, but EA has not paid the remaining £26, to his damage of £10. He shows the bonds in court.

Pleading: EA states that he cannot den the action, and admits the debts. Order that JG recover the debts, and damages of 10s. EA amerced.

Postea text: JG acknowledges satisfaction of the debt and damages. EA quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 23/01/1448
(due) 23/01/1449
Bond London < England (initial) 23/01/1448
(due) 24/07/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edward Arnold (m) Citizen Grocer (lately of) London < England Defendant
John Godyn (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
John Goldwell (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 118

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Damages claimed: []
Case type: Maintenance

Pleading: Benedict Boromey, citing the terms of the statute against the illegal maintenance of suits, states that on 30 April [year lost], at Westminster, Franciscus Salvaticus illegally maintained the suit of Antonio Bucabarell, in a case of trespass being held before the king between BB and AB, and still does maintain it, in contempt of the king, against the form of the statute and to his damage of £[lost].

Pleading: FS states that he does not and did not maintain this case as claimed by BB. Parties on country, jury here at Michaelmas one month.

Events
Type Place Date
Maintenance Westminster < Middlesex < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Antonio Bucabarell (m) Merchant London < England Other
Benedict Boromey (m) Plaintiff
Franciscus Salvaticus (m) Merchant (lately of) London < England Defendant
John Gol[...] (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Wolston (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 121

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Assault; Imprisonment

Pleading: William Miller states that on 10 April 1449 John Skele of Shoreditch forcibly assaulted him in London, and imprisoned him for two days, badly treating him until he made a fine of 40s for his delivery. This was against the peace and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: John Skele of London, poulterer, comes and states that he is the same man as the JS of Shoreditch against whom WM brought the case. He states that on the day of the original writ he was living in London, in the parish of St Botolph without Bishopsgate, and not in Shoreditch as the writ supposed. He cites the terms of the Statute of Additions, and seeks judgment on the writ.

Pleading: WM states that on the day of his original writ, namely [omitted], JS was living in Shoreditch, as the writ supposed. Enquiry by country, sheriff of Middlesex to have jury here at octave of [lost, presumably Hilary]. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
Imprisonment
St Peter Cornhill < Bishopsgate Ward < London < England (initial) 10/04/1449
(due) 12/04/1449
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Broun (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
John Miller (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Rokley (m) Brewer London < England Surety for defendant
John Skele (m) Poulterer London < St Botolph without Bishopsgate < Bishopsgate Ward < England alias Shoreditch < Middlesex < St Botolph without Bishopsgate < Bishopsgate Ward < England Defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
William Miller (m) Plaintiff
William Torkesey (m) Brewer London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 124d

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (other)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Contract (general); Loan

Pleading: John Kyng, clerk, brother and co-executor of John Kyng, tailor, Thomas Davy, co-executor, John Morley, former servant of JK tailor, and co-executor, and Richard Nedam and his wife Alice, former wife and co-executor of JK tailor, state that on 2 March 1431 Henry Inglose retained JK tailor, to work on three gowns for his wife, namely one of blue velvet upon satin, another of black of lyre, and the third coloured green lined with buckram, all for 14s 2d, payable on request. Also, on the same day, he borrowed a further 25s 10d, also payable on request, but he did not re-pay either debt, either to the testator or his executors, to their damage of 40s.

Pleading: HI states that he does not detain this 40s or any money from the executors as they claim. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Hilary.

Postea text: 2 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to morrow of All Souls 1450.

Case notes: Heading lost, presumably London.

Events
Type Place Date
Contract (not Service/employment) All Hallows Bread Street < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 02/03/1431
Loan All Hallows Bread Street < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 02/03/1431
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Alice Nedam (f) Executor, Plaintiff
Henry Inglose (m) Knight Dilham < Norfolk < England Defendant
James Gresham (m) Attorney of defendant
John Kyng (m) Clerk Executor, Plaintiff
John Kyng (m) dec. Citizen Tailor London < England Testator
John Morley (m) Servant, Tailor Executor, Plaintiff
Richard Nedam (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Davy (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Executor, Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 129

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: Kingston Upon Hull
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Damages awarded: 3s 4d
Costs: 96s 8d
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Cornewale states that on 20 May 1439 Richard Wellys, now deceased, made bond with him in £20, but he did not pay this sum, and nor have his executors, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: Nicholas Stones and William Hill, executors of Richard Wellys, by separate attorneys, state that this bond was not made of RW the testator. Parties on country, jury here at the morrow of the Purification. Bond to remain in safe-keeping of Henry Fylongley.

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

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to quindene of Easter 1452 nisi prius they come before John Portyngton JCP at Kingston upon Hull on 4 April 1452. On this day, TC came by attorney, justices sent record that on that day, before JP and Thomas Folketon, justices, parties came, jury came, said that the bond was made of RW, as TC claimed. Damages assigned at 3s 4d, costs at 3s 4d. Order that TC recover debt and damages, and a further 7m in costs assigned by the justices, to a total of 100s. NS and WH amerced.

Postea text: Bond returned to HF by JP.

Postea text: Record and process of this case summoned before the king, by virtue of a writ of error dated 1 May 1452 and directed to John Prisot.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Kingston upon Hull < Yorkshire < England (initial) 20/05/1439
(due) 27/03/1440 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Common Pleas [court] Official
John Portyngton (m) Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
John Prisot (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas Official
Nicholas Stones (m) Scrivener London < England Defendant, Executor
Richard Wellys (m) dec. Citizen Barber Lombard Street < London < England Testator
Thomas Cornewale (m) Husbandman Hessle < Yorkshire < England Plaintiff
Thomas Cotes (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Folketon (m) Justice
Thomas Thw[...] (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Black[...] (m) Attorney of defendant
William Hill (m) Barber London < England Defendant, Executor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 132

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

Pleading: John Macworth states that on 11 December [1445? - year incomplete] William Lax made bond with him in £40, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: WL granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary, with assent of JM. Pledges named.

Postea text: 5 further licences to imparl, to octave of Michaelmas 1451.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 11/12/1445
(due) 17/04/1446 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John [missing] (m) Goldsmith London < England Surety for defendant
John Macworth (m) Clerk Plaintiff
Richard Thornburgh (m) Gentleman York < Yorkshire < England Surety for defendant
Robert Boteler (m) Goldsmith London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Burwod (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
William Lax (m) Clerk (lately of) London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 139d

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond; Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: John Neell, master of the house of St Thomas of Acon in London, states that on 14 July 1446 John Asshewell made bond with him and his fellow brothers in £100, but has not paid, to their damage of £40. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JA granted licence to imparl to the morrow of the Purification, with assent of JN.

Pleading: [continued at Easter 1450, rot 137] JA states that JN ought not maintain his action, as by an indenture, of which he shows the part sealed by JN in court, dated 14 July 1446, JN and his fellow brothers appointed him as their proctor within the diocese of Norwich, conducting all business and taking all profits, to hold from the date of the appointment to All Saints 1446, and from then for 5 years. He was to render account at their house in London, and to render to them £200 for the whole term. For this JA entered into this bond for £100, and also he and William Allard and William Blake made another bond of £200 to the master and brothers. For this, the master and brothers granted that if JA rendered a good and faithful account as required, and made the necessary payments, and returned all the papers and letters at the end of the term, and if JA and his substitutes serve the house well and suffer no scandal to the dishonour of the house, then the bond shall be cancelled; otherwise it shall remain in force. [Further terms of the office also specified.] JA held the office on these terms, rendering account and paying the £40 annually in London, according to the form of the agreement, until Michaelmas last, when he was removed from his post by the master. The profits of the office before that date did not amount to £40. He says that he and his substitutes served the master and brothers well and honestly, causing them no damage or scandal, according to the terms of the agreement.

Pleading: JN, protesting that he and the brothers did not disturb JA and his substitutes from the dues of this office, nor that he was expelled from the office, states that 10m of the £20 which ought to have been paid at the feast of St Peter ad Vincula last are in arrears and not paid.

Pleading: JA states that he paid this £20at this feast, according to the terms of the agreement. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Trinity.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl to quindene of Easter 1450, with assent.

Postea text: [Further mesne process enrolled, jury placed in respite as did not come, to octave of Michaelmas 1450. 8 further respites, to quindene of Trinity 1452.]

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/757, rot 137.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Mary Colechurch < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 14/07/1446
Bond St Mary Colechurch < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 14/07/1446
(due) 09/04/1447 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Asshewell (m) Organmaker (lately of) Norwich < Norfolk < England Defendant
John Neell (m) Master of House St Thomas of Acon [church] London < England Plaintiff
Richard Reynold (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Allard (m) Other
William Blake (m) Other
William Seton (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 209

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: Philip Abraham amerced for many defaults. John Dere states that on 20 May 1448 he and PA accounted together in London for various sums of money received for him by PA, and PA was found to be in arrears by 40s. However, PA has not paid this 40s, and refuses, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: PA states that he does not owe JD this 40s or any money as claimed. Makes his law instantly. JD to take nothing, amerced for false claim. PA sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 20/05/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Dere (m) Plaintiff
Philip Abraham (m) Sergeant London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 209

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

Pleading: John Colet states that on 26 February [year lost], in London, William Auncell bought from him 600 linen cloths, 20 linen cloths called 'buckram' and 100 ells of fustian for £18, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: WA granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary.

Postea text: Parties come, WA states that he does not owe JC this £18 or any money as claimed. Makes his law immediately. JC to take nothing, amerced for false claim. WA sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry [missing] (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Colet (m) Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant
William Auncell (m) Gentleman (lately of) London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 209d

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

Pleading: Thomas Sherde states that on 30 November 1443 Thomas Wylde bought from him one marten skin and 20 white lamb skins for 50s, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: TW granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods All Hallows Bread Street < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 30/11/1443
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Wylcokes (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Sherde (m) Citizen Skinner London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Wylde (m) Gentleman (lately of) London < England Defendant
William Pulton (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 302

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: []
Case type: Arbitration; Bond; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Richard Horton states that on 7 September [1448] Thomas Holm made bond with him in 100s, payable at Michaelmas next, but has not paid, to his damage of [lost]. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: TH seeks to hear the text of the bond and the endorsement, and these are read in court. The condition of the bond is such that if TH submit to the arbitration of Thomas George and Richard Waleys, arbiters, concerning all outstanding actions between him and RH, provided that these arbiters make their judgment by 23 September [1448], and if not that he stand in the arbitration of John Rympyngdon, provided that this is made by 6 October following, then the bond shall be cancelled. He then states that he ought not be bound to this bond, as TG and RW accepted this arbitration at Leatherhead on 22 September [1448], and they stated that RH had suffered damage through various trespasses outstanding between them, and ordained that TH should pay RH 26s 8d in satisfaction of all offences committed before Michaelmas 1448. He states that he paid this 26s 8d to RH on the said 22 September, according to the form and effect of the arbitration.

Pleading: RH, not acknowledging anything said by TH, stated that the arbiters accepted the burden of arbitration on the said 22 September 1448 at Leatherhead, but that they ordained that TH was to pay RH all the arrears of a farm of a certain tenement called 'Frydles' in Mickleham, which TH formerly held by a demise from John Wydwysson, to Michaelmas 1448, this being 26s 8d, along with all other outstanding dues up to Christmas 1448. They did not just ordain that TH should pay 26s 8d in full recompense of all outstanding actions, as TH has claimed.

Pleading: TH repeats that the arbiters ordained that he should pay 26s 8d in full satisfaction of all actions, as he claimed. Parties on country, sheriff of Surrey to have jury here at octave of Hilary.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Arbitration Leatherhead < Surrey < England (initial) 22/09/1448
Bond Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 07/09/1448
(due) < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Rympyngdon (m) Arbitrator
John Wydwysson (m) Other
Philip Squiry (m) Attorney of defendant
Richard Horton (m) Gentleman London < England Plaintiff
Richard Waleys (m) Arbitrator
Thomas George (m) Arbitrator
Thomas Holm (m) Husbandman Mickleham < Surrey < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 315d

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

Pleading: John Stuward states that on 6 May 1446 William Dancastre made bond with him in 8m, but has not paid, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: WD granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Deptford < Kent < England (initial) 06/05/1446
(due) 15/08/1446 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Assumption of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Stuward (m) Citizen Chandler London < England Plaintiff
Richard Alcok (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Fekenham (m) Attorney of defendant
William Dancastre (m) Hosteler Ospringe < Kent < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 328

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: Norwich
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Assault

Pleading: William Tan[…] [surname incomplete due to damage] states that on 12 February 1449 Thomas Pope assaulted him in Norwich, beating and wounding him and making such great threats against his life and limb that he dare not go about his business, which remains undone, namely selling sweet wine called Malmsey and Rumney and other merchandise, from the said 12 February to the day of his original writ, namely 1 May 1449. This was against the peace and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: TP granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary, with assent of WT.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Assault Norwich < Norfolk < England (initial) 12/02/1449
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Yates (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Pope (m) Vintner London < England Defendant
William Tan[...] (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 330

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 20m
Damages awarded: 13s 4d
Costs: 33s 4d
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: John Penne came into court on 10 November this term (1449), and presented the following bill. JP presents against John Thornton, one of the attorneys of the Bench, on a plea that he render to him £13 10s which he owes and unjustly detains. He states that on 18 [February] 1446 JT made three bonds with him, each in [£4] 10s, payable at Easter [1447?], Christmas 1447 and 24 June 1448. However, he has not paid these bonds, to his damage of 20m. He shows the bonds in court.

Pleading: JT states that he should not be bound to these debts, as at this time he was imprisoned by JP and his associates in the parish of St Sepulchre, London, and detained there until he made these bonds under duress.

Pleading: JP denies this, stating that at the time of the bonds JN was not imprisoned, and made the bonds freely and not under any duress. Enquiry by country, jury here at octave of Hilary.

Postea text: Jury placed in respite to quindene of Easter, nisi prius they come before John Prysot, CJCP, at St Martin le Grand on 23 February 1450. On this day, JP came, Prysot sent record that on that day, before him and John Felylod, JP came, JT did not come, in default. Jury came, said that JT was not imprisoned at the time of the bonds, and made them freely and not under duress. Damages assigned at 13s 4d, costs at 33s 4d. Order that JP recover debt and damages. JT amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Colechurch < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 18/02/1446
(due) 09/04/1447 < Easter
Bond St Mary Colechurch < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 18/02/1446
(due) 24/06/1448 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Bond St Mary Colechurch < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 18/02/1446
(due) 25/12/1447 < Christmas
Imprisonment St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 18/02/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Felylod (m) Justice
John Penne (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
John Prysot (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
John Thornton (m) Gentleman Attorney Common Pleas [court] Bristol < Bristol < England Defendant
Thomas Hever (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 330d

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

Pleading: Richard Aubrey states that on 20 December 1443 John Chyppes made bond with him and a certain John Bedford, now deceased, in £20, payable at Christmas 1444. However JC has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JC states that he should not be bound to this debt, as at this time he was imprisoned by RA and his associates at Newbury and detained there until he made the bond under duress.

Pleading: RA denies this, stating that at the time of the bond JC was not imprisoned, and made the bond freely and not under any duress. Enquiry by country, sheriff of Berkshire to have jury of Newbury here at octave of Hilary.

Case notes: Heading lost, but presumably London.

Events
Type Place Date
Imprisonment Newbury < Berkshire < England (initial) 20/12/1443
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 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 40/755, rot. 335

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £26
Case type: Assault

Pleading: Richard Thurland states that on 10 August [1449] Thomas Trefredo assaulted him in the parish of St Dunstan in the West in London, beating and wounding him and making such great threats against his life and limb that he dare not go about his business [details given but now incomplete, involving law books and receiving money for his father], from the said 10 August to the day of his original writ, namely 26 [lost] 1449. This was against the peace and to his damage of £26.

Pleading: TT denies responsibility for this trespass as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at [quindene?] of Martinmas.

Case notes: See also CP 40/757, rot 124d, a counter suit from Trefredo. Some details lost from this pleading have been taken from that later entry.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 10/08/1449
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Thurland (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Folkyngham (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Trefredo (m) Gentleman (lately of) St Clement Danes < Middlesex < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 364

Term: Michaelmas 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 has not paid, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: JB states that he does not owe JT this £8 or any money as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Martinmas.

Postea text: 9 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Hilary 1453.

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 40/755, rot. 369

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

Pleading: Paul Willy and John Forde, executors of Richard Skernyng, state that on 24 May [year lost] John Gifford, now deceased, made bond with RS, also now deceased, in £10 13s 4d, payable at the Christmas next following. However, JG did not pay this debt, either to RS or his executors, and nor has JG's executor, William Gyfford, to their damage of 100s. They show the bond in court, along with the testamentary letters of RS, by which they have executry and administration.

Pleading: William Gyfford, executor of JG, granted licence to imparl to quindene of Hilary, with assent of plaintiffs.

Case notes: Most of the date of the bond is lost, with only the initial 'qu' surviving; this would suggest either 14 or 15 Henry VI.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (due) < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Forde (m) Citizen Surgeon London < England Executor, Plaintiff
John Gyfford (m) dec. Testator
Paul Willy (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Executor, Plaintiff
Richard Skarnyng alias Richard Skernyng (m) dec. Citizen Draper, Tailor London < England Testator
Thomas Bokelond (m) Attorney of defendant
William Gyfford (m) Esquire Leckhampton < Gloucestershire < England Defendant, Executor
William Pulton (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 406d

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Contract (general)

Pleading: Reginald Hoggekyn states that on 7 May 1434 William Wolf and four of his men came to stay in his house in Stpeney, paying 3s 4d for himself and 12d for each of his men per week for victuals at RH's table. WW stayed for two weeks and the four men for 10 weeks. Also, on the same day WW hired three horses from him, paying him 12d per day, and he hired them for [lost] days. However, WW has not paid any of these sums, amounting to 60s, to his damage of 10m. [The figures do not appear to add up.]

Pleading: WW states that he does not owe this 60s or any money to RH as claimed. Order that he wager his law at octave of Hilary. Pledges for law named.

Case notes: County heading lost, presumably Middlesex. See also CP 40/751, rot 438 for another case involving Wolf.

Events
Type Place Date
Contract (not Service/employment) Stepney < Middlesex < England (initial) 07/05/1434
Contract (not Service/employment) Stepney < Middlesex < England (initial) 07/05/1434
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Reginald Hoggekyn (m) Plaintiff
Richard Alcok (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Colyn (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Robert Goffe (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
William Wolf (m) Knight London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 407

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

Pleading: William Kyrkeby states that on 8 February 1446 Nicholas Carrewe made bond with him in £12 12s. However, he did not pay, and nor have his administrators, NC's widow Joan and John of Ile, appointed as administrators by Edmund, Bishop of Exeter, to his damage of 20m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: Joan C y attorney and John of Ile in person granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary.

Postea text: 11 further licences to imparl, to octave of Michaelmas 1453.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 08/02/1446
(due) 25/12/1446 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Edmund Lacey (m) Bishop Exeter [diocese] Official
Joan Carrewe (f) Widow (lately of) Mohun's Ottery < Devon < England Administrator, Defendant
John Hoppyng (m) Attorney of defendant
John Ile (m) Yeoman Exeter < Devon < England Administrator, Defendant
Nicholas Carrewe (m) dec. Knight Other
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Kyrkeby (m) Citizen Embroiderer London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 410

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

Pleading: John Roger senior, executor of his father, John Roger, states that on 20 April 1435 Edward Stykelane made bond with his father JR in 100s, payable at Easter next. However, he did not pay his father or himself as his father's executor, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court, and also the testamentary letters of his father, by which he has executry and administration.

Pleading: ES states that he should not owe this debt, as JR the testator, by a document which he shows in court, dated at Bryanston on 27 June 1438, released and quitclaimed him and a certain William Pernam from all real and personal actions outstanding between them before that date.

Pleading: JR the executor states that this release was not made of JR the testator. Enquiry by country, sheriff of Dorset to have jury of Bryanston here at octave of Hilary. Release to remain in safe-keeping of Henry Fylongley.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond All Hallows Bread Street < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 20/04/1435
(due) 08/04/1436 < Easter
Release (from Debt/obligation) Bryanston < Dorset < England (initial) 27/06/1438
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edward Stykelane (m) Gentleman (lately of) Watford < Dorset < England Defendant
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Official
John Roger (m) dec. Bryanston < Dorset < England Testator
John Roger snr (m) Executor, Plaintiff
Philip Squery (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Pernam (m) Other
William Sharp (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 420

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: John Berowe and his wife Agnes, the executor of Philip Fysshwyke, state that on 20 November 1433 PF the testator delivered to William Brampton in Westminster two documents and a chest containing various muniments for safe-keeping, to be returned on request. One of the documents stated that PF was bound to Nicholas Halle, William atte Water and Robert Hoogh in £100, and the other that he was bound to the same people in another 100m. However, WB did not return these to PF, nor to AB, executor of PF, either before or after her marriage to JB, and still refuses, to their damage of £40. They show in court the testamentary letters of PF, by which AB has executry and administration.

Pleading: WB presents the documents and chest in court, to be delivered as the court orders. And he states that the documents and chest were delivered to him on that day jointly by PF and NH, WW and RH under certain conditions, to be returned to one or more of them under those conditions. However, he does not know whether these conditions have been fulfilled on the part of the other three people, and asks that they be summoned. Order to the sheriff to warn these people to be here at the [morrow?] of Martinmas, to show any reason why the documents and chest should not be returned to JB and AB.

Postea text: Parties come, Robert Hoogh came in person, and sheriff sent that he had warned him to be here by William Merssh, John Hunte, Thomas S[...] and Adam Chapman. He also states that the other two are dead, and no further process can be made against them. Day is given to all concerned at octave of Hilary 1450.

Postea text: Parties come, RH did not come. Order that plaintiffs recover documents and chest. They have delivery by default of RH. WB amerced (sic). RH (sic) delivers documents and chest to plaintiffs here in court. WB amerced (sic).

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 20/11/1433
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Adam Chapman (m) Official
Agnes Berowe (f) Executor, Plaintiff
John Berowe (m) Plaintiff
John Hunte (m) Official
Nicholas Halle (m) dec. Other
Philip Fysshwyke (m) dec. Testator
Philip Squyry (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Hogh alias Robert Hoogh (m) Other
Thomas S[...] (m) Official
Walter atte Water (m) dec. Other
William Brampton (m) Scrivener London < England Defendant
William Merssh (m) Official

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 421d

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: Surrey
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £1000
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: Thomas Brampton states that on 10 February 1447 he delivered to John Devenissh in Southwark for safe-keeping a certain bond in which it was contained that TB was bound to Henry, Duke of Warwick, now deceased, in 1000m, and also a release in which it was stated that TB quitclaimed to Thomas Send, vicar of Burford, all outstanding real and personal actions between them. These were to be returned to TB on request, but JD has not done so, to his damage of £1000.

Pleading: JD presents the documents in court, to be delivered as the court orders. And he states that the two documents were delivered to him on that day jointly by TB and the duke and TS respectively, under certain conditions, to be returned to either of them under those conditions. However, he does not know whether these conditions have been fulfilled on the part of the duke or TS. He states that the duke died intestate, and asks that master John Botryght, William Menston and Thomas Colt, to whom administration of the duke's goods was granted by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth, and also TS, be warned to be here. Order to the sheriff to inform the administrators and TS to be here at the quindene of Hilary, to show good reason why the documents should not be returned to TB. Same day given to parties.

Case notes: County heading lost, presumably Surrey.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping Southwark < Surrey < England (initial) 10/02/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Beauchamp (m) Duke Warwick [dukedom] Other
John Botryght (m) Administrator
John Devenissh (m) Esquire (lately of) London < England Defendant
John Tanfeld (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Jay (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Brampton (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Colt (m) Administrator
Thomas Send (m) Vicar Burford [church] Burford < Oxfordshire < England Other
William Menston (m) Administrator

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 447d

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

Pleading: Thomas Norwode and Lawrence Childerhous state that on 26 June 1449 in the parish of St Nicholas, Queenhithe ward, London [either St Nicholas Olave or St Nicholas Cole Abbey], John Machon made two bonds with them, each in 20s, but has not paid, to their damage of 40s. They show the bonds in court.

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

Case notes: Heading lost, presumably London.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Queenhithe Ward < London < England (initial) 26/06/1449
(due) 01/11/1449 < All Saints
Bond Queenhithe Ward < London < England (initial) 26/06/1449
(due) 24/08/1449 < St Bartholomew
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Blakwall (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Machon (m) Citizen Butcher London < England Defendant
Lawrence Childerhous (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Norwode (m) Citizen Fishmonger London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 450d

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

Pleading: John Chicheley, Thomas Burgoyn and John Clopton, son of Geoffrey Clopton, the three executors of Robert Clopton, state that on 28 November 1431 Robert Crane, now deceased, made bond with Robert Clopton the testator in 20m. However, Crane did not pay this, either to Clopton or his executors, and nor have Crane's executors after his death, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court, and the testamentary letters of Robert Clopton, by which they have executry and administration.

Pleading: Agnes Crane and William Grene, executors of Robert Crane, granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary, with assent of plaintiffs.

Pleading: [continued at Hilary 1450, rot 303d] The executors of Robert Crane state that they ought not owe this debt, as on the day of the original writ of the executors of Robert Clopton, and long before, they had made full administration of all the goods belonging to Robert Crane on the day of his death.

Pleading: The executors of Robert Clopton state that on the day of their original writ, namely 12 October 1449, the defendants still had various goods formerly of Robert Crane in their hands and not administered, sufficient to satisfy this debt, namely at Great Waldingfield in Suffolk. Enquiry by country, sheriff of Suffolk to have jury here at quindene of Easter.

Postea text: [on CP 40/756, rot 303d] Sheriff did not send writ, sicut prius to octave of Trinity 1450. On 16 May 1450 a writ was delivered to John Poley, deputy of the sheriff of Suffolk.

Postea text: Sheriff sends that he had ordered Henry Felongley, steward of the liberty of Bury St Edmunds, who did nothing. Order that the sheriff, notwithstanding the liberty, have jury here at octave of Michaelmas.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/756, rot 303d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Edmund the King and Martyr < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 28/11/1431
(due) 24/06/1432 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Agnes Crane (f) Widow Little Stonham < Suffolk < England Defendant, Executor
Geoffrey Clopton (m) Other
Henry Felongley (m) Steward Bury St Edmunds [liberty] Official
James Gresham (m) Attorney of defendant
John Bust (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Chicheley (m) Chamberlain Guildhall London < England Executor, Plaintiff
John Clopton (m) Executor, Plaintiff
John Poley (m) Official
Robert Clopton (m) dec. Alderman, Citizen Draper London < England Testator
Robert Crane (m) dec. Gentleman Little Stonham < Suffolk < England Testator
Thomas Burgoyn (m) Executor, Plaintiff
William Grene (m) Gentleman (lately of) Creeting St Peter < Suffolk < England Defendant, Executor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 452d

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: John Hole states that on 4 February 1449 he and Richard Melbourne accounted together for various sums of money received for JH by RM before that date. RM was found to be in arrears by 53s 4d, which he ought to have paid, but RM has not paid this to JH, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: RM granted licence to imparl to quindene of Hilary.

Pleading: [continued at Easter 1450, rot 344d] RM states that he does not owe JH this or any money as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Trinity.

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

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/757, rot 344d. County heading lost, London on later enrolment.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St John the Evangelist < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 04/02/1449
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Hole (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Plaintiff
John Uffenham (m) Attorney of defendant
Richard Croft (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Melbourne (m) Esquire Laverstock < Wiltshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 454d

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: Hertfordshire
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Taking of goods

Pleading: John Musgrove amerced for many defaults. Thomas Hawkyn states that on 8 September 1449, at Ware, John Musgrove forcibly took and carried off goods worth £10, namely two dozen pewter ('electriorum') vessels called 'garnesshedvessels', six pewter jars, two bowls ('pelves') and two baths and eight candlesticks of latten, a canopy and tester of 'steynedwerk' for a certain bed, a blue gown, 40lb of woollen thread called 'woollen yarn', a mantle and a dozen cushions of tapestrywork, a latten cauldron ('stewe') and a 'calendare' with various parts. This was against the peace, and to his damage of 20m.

Pleading: JM denies responsibility for this trespass as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Martinmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods Ware < Hertfordshire < England (initial) 08/09/1449
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bust (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Horn (m) Attorney of defendant
John Musgrove (m) Gentleman (lately of) Ware < Hertfordshire < England Defendant
Thomas Hawkyn (m) Grocer London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 457

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

Pleading: Babilon Grauntfort states that on 4 June 1448 Roger Pountfret made bond with him in £40 in London [parish and ward omitted], but has not paid, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 04/06/1448
(due) 29/09/1448 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Babilon Grauntfort (m) Esquire Sussex < England Plaintiff
John Tanfeld (m) Attorney of defendant
Roger Pountfret (m) Fuller (lately of) London < England Defendant
William Thwaytes (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 457d

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: Walter, abbot of Alnwick, amerced for many defaults. John Sutton states that at Pentecost 1440 Ralph Gray, now deceased, accounted in London before Robert Vere and Henry Vesy, auditors, for various sums received by him for JS before that time, for which he was to render account, and was found to be in arrears by £12 16s 4d. However, RG did not pay this sum during his lifetime, and nor have his executors, Walter, abbot of Alnwick, John Cartyngton, John Wark and Elizabeth, now the wife of Edmund Mountford (either before or after her marriage), to his damage of £20.

Pleading: The executors of RG, and Edmund Mountford, granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary.

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Trinity 1450.

Case notes: County heading lost, presumably London.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St John Zachary < Aldersgate Ward < London < England (initial) 15/05/1440
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Edmund Mountford (m) Esquire (lately of) Coleshill < Warwickshire < England Defendant
Elizabeth Mountford (f) Defendant, Executor
Henry Vesy (m) Auditor
John Cartyngton (m) Gentleman (lately of) Cartington < Northumberland < England Defendant, Executor
John Sutton (m) Alderman, Citizen London < England Plaintiff
John Wark (m) Chaplain (lately of) Wark < Northumberland < England Defendant, Executor
Ralph Gray (m) dec. Testator
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Vere (m) Auditor
Thomas Beaumont (m) Attorney of defendant
Walter [un-named] (m) Abbot Alnwick [abbey] Alnwick < Northumberland < England Defendant, Executor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 473

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

Pleading: John [lost] states that on 10 July 1447 William Barell bought from him one butt of Malmsey wine for £7, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: WB granted licence to imparl to quindene of Hilary, with assent of plaintiff.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 10/07/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Gylly (m) Attorney of defendant
John [missing] (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Barell (m) Gentleman Andover < Hampshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 509

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

Pleading: Robert Chirche states that on 1 September 1445 Christine Bowley made bond with him in £75, but has not paid, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: CB granted licence to imparl to quindene of Hilary, with assent of RC.

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl, to octave of Trinity 1450.

Postea text: RC came, CB did not come, in default. RC to recover debt, and damages at 40[s]. CB amerced. Know that RC recovered this debt of £75 from Nicholas Bowley, as appears on rot 600 of this roll. RC therefore remits to CB £42 6s 8d of this £75, and thus is owed £32 3s 4d (sic). And similarly the damages [...].

Case notes: Parallel case on rot 600d. Surname of plaintiff supplied from there.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Magdalen, Milk Street < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 01/09/1445
(due) 29/09/1445 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Christine Bowley (f) Widow Bridport < Dorset < England Defendant
John Horn (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Chirche (m) Citizen Haberdasher London < England Plaintiff
William Sharp (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 509

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

Pleading: Federico de Comero, merchant of Venice, states that on 9 March 1442 Frederick de Nofory made bond with him in £63 16s 8d, payable at Easter 144[…], but he has not paid, to his damage of £100. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: FN granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary, with assent of FC.

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl, to octave of Trinity 1450.

Case notes: Payment date of bond damaged and incomplete.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Martin Outwich < Bishopsgate Ward < London < England (initial) 09/03/1442
(due) < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Federico Cormero alias Federico Comero (m) Merchant Venice < Foreign < Italy Plaintiff
Frederick Naufro alias Frederick Nofory (m) Broker London < England alias (lately of) London < England Defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Staynford (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 509d

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

Pleading: William Tounlond states that on 27 March 1447 Bartholomew Chyrche bought from him one piece of cloth called 'baldekyn', coloured red and blue, with images of lions and hawks worked in gold called 'gold of Lukys' for 25s. Also, on 12 June 1447 he bought from him a cape with a gilt gold fringe for 23s 9d, payable on request. However, he has not paid either debt, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: BC states that on the day of WT's original writ he was living in Cirencester in Gloucestershire and not at Malmesbury, as the writ supposes. He seeks judgment on the writ.

Pleading: WT states that on the day of his original writ, namely [omitted], BC was living in Malmesbury, as the writ supposes. Enquiry by the country, sheriff of Wiltshire to have jury of Malmesbury at octave of Hilary.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 12/06/1447
Sale of Goods St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 27/03/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Bartholomew Chyrche (m) Vestment-maker Malmesbury < Wiltshire < England Defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Tounlond (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 511

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: John Aleyn and John Rosewaryn, by attorney [name omitted], state that on 16 January 1447, at [omitted], John Tanfeld made bond with them in 60s, payable at the feast of the Purification next, but has not paid, to their damage of £10. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: JT states that he should not be bound to this debt, as at this time he was imprisoned by the plaintiffs and their associates at Cambridge and detained there until he made the bond under duress.

Pleading: JA and JR deny this, stating that at the time of the bond JT was not imprisoned, and made the bond freely and not under any duress. Enquiry by country, sheriff of Cambridgeshire to have jury of Cambridge here at octave of Hilary.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond England (initial) 16/01/1447
(due) 02/02/1447 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Imprisonment Cambridge < Cambridgeshire < England (initial) 16/01/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Aleyn (m) Citizen Brewer London < England Plaintiff
John Rosewaryn (m) Brewer Plaintiff
John Tanfeld (m) Gentleman Westminster < Middlesex < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 532

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

Pleading: John Norfolk states that on 17 March 1449 John Hardy bought from him 6 […] of lime for 40s, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: JH granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary.

Case notes: Amount of goods lost due to damage.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Michael Queenhithe < Queenhithe Ward < London < England (initial) 17/03/1449
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Hardy (m) Mason London < England Defendant
John Norfolk (m) Plaintiff
Richard Alcok (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 532d

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

Pleading: Richard Damme states that on 1 October 1448 John Broun was receiver of his money, and on that day, in the parish of St Stephen Coleman Street, London, he received £20 of his money from Richard Manser, Ralph Stephen, Gilbert Godfrey and John Keneworth, to the trade and profit of RD. For this JB was to render a reasonable account to RD on request, but he has not done so, to his damage of £40.

Pleading: JB states that he was never receiver of RD's money from these people as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Hilary. RD appoints William Lenegrene as attorney.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Stephen Coleman Street < Coleman Street Ward < London < England (initial) 01/10/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Gilbert Godfrey (m) Other
John Broun (m) Husbandman Gillingham < Kent < England Defendant
John Keneworth (m) Other
John Symons (m) Attorney of defendant
Ralph Stephen (m) Other
Richard Damme (m) Esquire Plaintiff
Richard Manser (m) Other
William Lenegrene (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 532d

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

Pleading: Luke Fylipbowe states that on 25 May 1447 Nicholas Appulyerd bought from him 6 yards of woollen cloth called musterdevillers, 6 yards of woollen cloth called 'Kendale' and one pair of stockings for 34s, payable on request, and also borrowed a further 10s, the remainder of this 40s (sic), also payable on request, but NA has not paid this 40s (sic), to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: NA granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 25/05/1447
Loan St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 25/05/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bysshop (m) Attorney of defendant
Luke Fylipbowe (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Plaintiff
Nicholas Appulyerd (m) Esquire (lately of) Norwich < Norfolk < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 544d

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

Pleading: John Hord and his wife Ellen state that Matthew Phelipp served as receiver of money for Ellen when she was a single woman, namely from Easter 1446 until Christmas 1448, and during that time, in the parish of St Dunstan in the West, London, he received 80m from the hands of Ralph Babthorp, to the trade and profit of Ellen, for which he was to render reasonable account on request. However, he has not done this, either before her marriage to JH or after, to their damage of £40.

Pleading: MP granted licence to imparl to quindene of Hilary.

Pleading: [continued at Easter 1450, rot 342d] MP states that he was never receiver for Ellen H in the manner claimed. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Trinity.

Postea text: [on CP 40/757, rot 342d] 2 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Hilary 1451.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/757, rot 342d. Heading missing, but presumably London, as later enrolment is London.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 17/04/1446
(due) 25/12/1448 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Ellen Hord (f) Plaintiff
John Hord (m) Plaintiff
Matthew Phelipp (m) Goldsmith London < England Defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of defendant
Walter Parys (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 574

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: []
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Ernewe, executor of Nicholas Dowelond, is summoned to answer the suit of John Plomer and Robert Mildenhale, on charge that he, together with Ellen, widow and co-executor of ND, render to them £24 which they unjustly detain. JP and RM state that on 30 September 1448 Nicholas Dowelond, now deceased, made bond with them in £24, but neither he during his life or JE, his executor after his death, have paid this debt, to their damage of [100 ...]. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: WE states that he was never an executor of the will of ND, and never administered any of the goods held by him on the day of his death.

Pleading: JP and RM state that WE administered various goods formerly of ND on the day of his death, as executor of his will, namely in the parish of St Leonard Eastcheap, Bridge ward, London. Enquiry by country, jury here at octave of Hilary.

Pleading: [Followed by mesne process of same case against Ellen Dowelond, who did not come. Sheriff to take her for same term.

Postea text: Parties come, sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Leonard Eastcheap < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 30/09/1448
(due) 29/09/1449 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Ellen Dowelond (f) Widow London < England Executor
John Bust (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Plomer (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Nicholas Dowelond (m) dec. Citizen Brewer London < England Testator
Robert Mildenhale (m) Gentleman Plaintiff
William Ernewe (m) Clerk London < England Defendant, Executor
William Staynford (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 596d

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Damages awarded: 20s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Richard Pygge states that on 29 November 1448 Bartholomew Lamspring made bond with him in 40s, and on 11 October 1449 he made another bond with him in 100s, but has not paid either debt, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bonds in court.

Pleading: BL admits the action, and that he owes these debts. Order that RP recover his debt, and damages of 20s. BL not amerced, as came on first day. BL committed to the Fleet at the request of RP until etc.

Postea text: RP acknowledged satisfaction of debt and damages. Keeper of the Fleet and BL quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond All Hallows Lombard Street < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 29/11/1448
(due) 02/02/1449 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Bond All Hallows Lombard Street < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 11/10/1449
(due) 01/11/1449 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Bartholomew Lammespart alias Bartholomew Lamspring (m) Goldsmith London < England Defendant
Richard Pygge (m) Gentleman London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 598

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

Pleading: Abbot of Beeleigh by Maldon amerced for many defaults. Joan Uphaveryng, widow and executor of John Uphaveryng, and Thomas Wareyn, Simon Gauge and John Stokke, her co-executors, state that on 11 March 1442 Thomas Ormesby, former abbot of Beeleigh and the convent of that house, made bond with JH the testator in £30, payable at Christmas next, and 11 May 1442 they made another bond, also in £30, payable at Michaelmas 1443. However, the said former abbot did not pay this debt, and neither has the present abbot, after the former abbot was deposed and expelled by the visitors of their order, according to the rules of the order, and the present abbot was elected, either to JH the testator or his executors after his death, to their damage of £40. They show the bond in court, and the testamentary letters of JH, by which they have executry and administration.

Pleading: The abbot of Beeleigh states that at the time of the making of these bonds he himself was abbot of Beeleigh and not Thomas Ormesby, as the executors claim.

Pleading: The executors state that at the time of the bonds Thomas Ormesby was abbot of Beeleigh, as they claimed. Enquiry by country, sheriff of Essex to have jury of Beeleigh by Maldon here at octave of Hilary.

Pleading: 2 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Trinity 1450. Process continued, jury in respite to morrow of Purification 1451. Parties came on this day, abbot said that the justices ought not proceed, as after the last continuation, at the octave of Martinmas last, TW, by a release which the abbot shows in court, dated at Shottesbrooke on 14 January 1451, released and quit-claimed to him all personal actions outstanding between them before that date.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Aldermary < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 11/03/1442
(due) 25/12/1442 < Christmas
Release (from Debt/obligation) Shottesbrooke < Berkshire < England (initial) 14/01/1451
Bond St Mary Aldermary < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 11/05/1442
(due) 29/09/1443 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Joan Uphaveryng (f) London < England Executor, Plaintiff
John Boston (m) Abbot Beeleigh Abbey [abbey] Beeleigh < Essex < England Defendant
John Stokke (m) Executor, Plaintiff
John Uphaveryng (m) dec. Citizen Skinner London < England Testator
Richard Jay (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Simon Gauge (m) Executor, Plaintiff
Thomas Ormesby (m) Abbot Beeleigh Abbey [abbey] Beeleigh < Essex < England Other
Thomas Wareyn (m) Clerk Executor, Plaintiff
William Copley (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 599d

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond; Sale of goods

Pleading: John Clerke states that Nicholas Carewe, now deceased, in the parish of St Dunstan in the West, London, by a document of which he shows in court the part sealed by NC, dated 23 March 1447, acknowledged that he owed him £6 8s for 24 tuns ('dolis') and 10 barrels of pitch, and 2 barrels of tar, payable at Pentecost next. However, neither NC during his lifetime or his executor Joan Carrewe after his death have paid this sum, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court [recited in full, in English].

Pleading: Joan Carrewe granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary.

Postea text: 5 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Easter 1451.

Case notes: Pleading dates bond to 23 May 15 Henry VI (1437), while the recited text dates it to 23 March 25 Henry VI (1447). The dates given in the recited bond appear more convincing.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond
Sale of Goods
St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 23/03/1447
(due) 28/05/1447 < Pentecost
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Joan Carrewe (f) Widow (lately of) Mohun's Ottery < Devon < England Defendant, Executor
John Clerke (m) Merchant (lately of) Exeter < Devon < England Plaintiff
John Hoppyng (m) Attorney of defendant
Nicholas Carewe (m) dec. Knight Testator
Richard Levermore (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 600d

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £100
Damages awarded: 40s
Case type: Bond; Sale of goods

Pleading: Robert Chirche states that on 1 September 1445 Nicholas Bowley made bond with him in £75, payable at Michaelmas next, and on the same day bought from him four gross of caps called 'hures' for £6, payable on request. However, he has not paid either debt, to his damage of £100. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: NB granted licence to imparl to quindene of Hilary.

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

Postea text: RC came, NB did not come, in default. Order that RC recover debt, and damages of 40s. NB amerced. Know also that by virtue of this bond RC recovers this debt of £75 against Christine Bowley, as appears on rot 509 of this same term. RC remits £42 6s 8d of this £81.

Case notes: Parallel case on rot 509.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Magdalen, Milk Street < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 01/09/1445
(due) 29/09/1445 < Michaelmas
Sale of Goods St Mary Magdalen, Milk Street < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 01/09/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Christine Bowley (f) Other
John Horn (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Nicholas Bowley (m) Chapman Bridport < Dorset < England Defendant
Robert Chirche (m) Citizen Haberdasher London < England Plaintiff
William Sharp (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 615d

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: Worcestershire
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Assault; Breach of Statute

Pleading: William Okeburn states that on [8 March 1448], John Grove, together with Gerard Snarre, 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 brought before the justices of the peace at Worcester on 13 January 1449 and on 24 January 1449 he was put in the king's castle at Worcester, 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 £100.

Pleading: JG granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary, with assent of plaintiff.

Pleading: [Followed by mesne process against other defendants, who did not come. Sheriff to take, did not send writ, sicut prius to same term.]

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

Postea text: JG came, WO did not prosecute his writ. WO and pledges amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Arrest
Breach of Statute
Worcester < Worcestershire < England (initial) 08/03/1448
Assault Broadway < Worcestershire < England (initial) 27/09/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Gerard Snarre (m) Clerk London < England Accessory
Henry Wakefeld (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Grove (m) Scrivener London < England Defendant
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) Plaintiff
William Staynford (m) Attorney of defendant
William Steward (m) Husbandman Wroxall < Warwickshire < England Accessory

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 623d

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: £10
Damages awarded: 6s 8d
Costs: 33s 4d
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: Philip Leweston states that on 3 November 1449 Walter Langley accounted with him before Robert Danby and Ralph Pole, auditors, for various sums of money received by him for PL before that date, and was found to be in arrears by 104s 9d. However, WL has not paid this sum, and refuses, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: WL granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary, with assent of PL. Pledges named.

Pleading: [continued at Easter 1450, rot 124] WL states that PL ought not maintain his action, stating that RD and RP did not serve as auditors to this account as claimed by PL. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Trinity.

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

Postea text: [on CP 40/757, rot 124] Process continued, jury in respite to Michaelmas one month 1450, nisi prius they come before John Prysot, CJCP, at St Martin le Grand on 15 October 1450. On this day, PL came, JP sent record that on that day, before him and John Fylylode, parties came, jury said that RD and RP did act as auditors, as claimed by PL. Damages assigned at 6s 8d, costs at 20s. Order that PL recover debt and damages, and another 13s 4d assigned by the court, to a total of 40s. WL amerced.

Postea text: Record and process summoned before the king, by writ of error directed to JP, dated 31 October 1450.

Case notes: continued on CP 40/757, rot 124. Another case involving these on rot 659d, for same amount.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 03/11/1449
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Bamborowe (m) Gentleman Paddlesworth < Kent < England Surety for defendant
John Fylylode (m) Justice
John Prysot (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
Philip Leweston (m) Clerk Common Pleas [county] Plaintiff
Ralph Pole (m) Auditor
Robert Danby (m) Auditor
Robert Fekenham (m) Gentleman Faversham < Kent < England Surety for defendant
Walter Langley (m) Gentleman Knowlton < Kent < England Defendant
William Cresyll (m) Esquire Chislehurst < Kent < England Surety for defendant
William Wulff (m) Yeoman Knowlton < Kent < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 645

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Assault; Imprisonment

Pleading: William Chepyngdale, servant of John Prysot, chief justice, states that on 31 March 1449 Walter Tyrell and John Tyrell forcibly assaulted him in London and imprisoned him for one hour, against the peace and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: Wt and JT granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary. Pledges named.

Pleading: [continued at Hilary 1450 (cross reference given there is incorrect)] Parties come. JT denies responsibility for this trespass as claimed; he and WC on country. WT, denies force and arms and everything except the imprisonment; he and WC on country. And regarding the imprisonment, he states that WC ought not maintain his action, as on 31 March, before the alleged imprisonment, in the king's court in London before William Cantelowe and William Marowe, sheriffs of London, he brought a suit against WC on plea of trespass, with John Colman and Richard Strete as his pledges, concerning which the sheriffs ordered their servant, Richard Dee, to attach WC and have him before them on the said 31 March to answer the plea. By virtue of this order, Dee arrested WC on 31 March and brought him before the court. This is the same imprisonment referred to in the plea.

Pleading: WC states that there is no such record before the former sheriffs regarding this plea, process and arrest.

Pleading: WC states that there is such a record before the former sheriffs, in the custody of Thomas Canynges and William Hulyn, the present sheriffs. WC seeks writ to the present sheriffs, in whose custody the records now are, to certify these records to the justices. Order to the present sheriffs to examine the rolls of the former sheriffs in their keeping, and show the justices on the quindene of Easter whether they have record of this case or not. And concerning those placing themselves on the country, sheriff to have jury here at same term.

Postea text: Parties come, sheriffs return writ endorsed [recited in full], stating that they have examined the records, and found no case brought by Thomas Tyrell, but that they have record of a plea of trespass brought against WC by a Walter Turell, and there is no other record of any other plea against WC, or any process of arrest against him, except this plea [recited], which records a plea levied before Cantelowe on 31 March against WC by Walter Turell, with same pledges. Justices wish to be advised, 7 postponements, to quindene of Easter 1452

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/756, rot 111, and some missing details have been supplied from there.. Preceded on the present roll by confused entry on this same issue, but where the recorded names of the parties change during the pleading, and other details are omitted or erased. This may just be a mistaken enrolment, but it does contain some details not appearing in the subsequent entry.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
Imprisonment
St Faith under St Paul's < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 31/03/1449
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Gregory Page (m) Upholder London < England Surety for defendant
John Colman (m) Surety other
John Kyrkeby (m) Pewterer London < England Surety for defendant
John Payn (m) Draper London < England Surety for defendant
John Prysot (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Other
John Tyrell (m) Draper London < England Defendant
Richard Dee (m) Servant Official
Richard Strete (m) Surety other
Thomas Canynges (m) Sheriff London < England Official
Walter Tyrell (m) Weaver London < England Defendant
William Cantelowe (m) Sheriff London < England Official
William Chepyngdale (m) Chaplain, Servant Plaintiff
William Hulyn (m) Sheriff London < England Official
William Marowe (m) Sheriff London < England Official
William Orton (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 648

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: []
Case type: Contract (general); Sale of goods

Pleading: Walter Speryng, by attorney [name omitted, given as Thomas Lambard in subsequent mesne process] states that by a certain indenture between himself, John Sergeaunt and William Dale, both of Earl Soham in Suffolk, which he shows in court, dated 27 October 1441, he sold three new and complete bells to them, of which the largest weighed 1400 pounds and the other two […] which he undertook to deliver to the purchasers at Ipswich before the feast of the conception of the virgin Mary next (8 December 1441). He guaranteed the bells for a year and a day after that delivery date, and that JS and WD would pay him 26s 8d per hundredweight for these bells, of which £10 would be paid on delivery in Ipswich. JS and WD agreed by this to deliver to WS, on the same day, two old bells in part payment of these new bells, at 21s 8d per hundredweight, and to pay the remaining amount on 9 December 1442. And if any of the new bells should break with the year and a day, or be otherwise defective, WS agreed to replace it at his own cost. In fulfilment of this contract WS made a bond of £100, and JS and WD similarly bound themselves in £100 to make payment as agreed. [Pleading incomplete, ends here.]

Pleading: [Followed by mesne process, stating that parties appeared, but day given at octave of Hilary.

Case notes: Place of agreement not specified, but given as St Botolph, Aldgate ward, London in later case on same event, enrolled on CP 40/756, rot 309d.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Botolph without Aldgate < Aldgate Ward < London < England (initial) 27/10/1441
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bery (m) Attorney of defendant
John Sergeaunt (m) Clerk Earl Soham < Suffolk < England Defendant
Thomas Lambard (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Walter Speryng (m) Bell Maker London < England Plaintiff
William Dale (m) Yeoman Earl Soham < Suffolk < England Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 651

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

Pleading: Nicholas Broun states that on 12 February 1449, in London [parish and ward omitted], John Waynflete made bond with him in 13m, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JW granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary.

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Trinity 1450.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 12/02/1449
(due) 29/09/1449 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Waynflete (m) Vintner London < England Defendant
Nicholas Brown alias Nicholas Broun (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of defendant
William Godley (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 651

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

Pleading: John Seman states that on 4 August 1441 John Jawedyn made bond with him in 60s, but has not paid, to his damage of 40s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JJ granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary. JJ appoints John Lenegrene as attorney.

Postea text: 7 further licences to imparl, to octave of Hilary 1452.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 04/08/1441
(due) 25/12/1441 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Jawedyn (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Defendant
John Lenegrene (m) Attorney of defendant
John Seman (m) Clothman Colchester < Essex < England Plaintiff
John Wylcokes (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 651

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Taking of goods

Pleading: Arnold Cheseman states that on 5 July [lost] John Hede forcibly took goods from him worth 100s, namely [amount lost] of beer hops, against the peace and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: JH granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary.

Case notes: See also rot 662d, where Hede brings similar case against Cheseman.

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods St Lawrence Pountney < Dowgate Ward < London < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
[lost] Threlkeld (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Arnald Cheseman (m) Plaintiff
John Hede (m) Tailor London < England Defendant
John Quyk (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 651d

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

Pleading: Matthew Philip amerced for many defaults. Robert Ingylton and Robert Stelle state that on 6 July 1444 Matthew Philip made bond with them in £43 6s 8d. They acknowledge satisfaction of £3 6s 8d of this sum, but MP has not paid the remaining £40, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: MP granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Stepney < Middlesex < England (initial) 06/07/1444
(due) 01/11/1444 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Matthew Philip (m) Goldsmith London < England Defendant
Robert Ingylton (m) Plaintiff
Robert Stelle (m) Plaintiff
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 651d

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

Pleading: Hugh atte Fenne and Thomas Towker state that on 26 April 1448 John Clerk made bond with them in £40, but has not paid, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court.

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

Pleading: [continued at Easter 1450, rot 106] JC states that he should not be bound to this debt, as at this time he was imprisoned by the plaintiffs and their associates at Dartmouth and detained there until he made the bond under duress.

Pleading: Plaintiffs this, stating that at the time of the bond JC was not imprisoned, and made the bond freely and not under any duress. Enquiry by country, sheriff of Devon to have jury of Dartmouth here at quindene of Trinity.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl to quindene of Easter 1450.

Postea text: [on CP 40/757, rot 106] 7 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Trinity 1452

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/757, rot 106.

Events
Type Place Date
Imprisonment Dartmouth < Devon < England (initial) 26/04/1448
Bond St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 26/04/1448
(due) 12/05/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Hugh atte Fenne (m) Plaintiff
John Clerk (m) Merchant Exeter < Devon < England Defendant
Richard Levermore (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Towker (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 659

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

Pleading: Robert Boyton and John Fyssher state that on 6 January 1448 John Clerk made bond with them in £10, but has not paid, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court.

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

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond All Hallows Barking < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 06/01/1448
(due) 24/03/1448 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Guy Ardern (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Clerk (m) Clerk High Halstow < Kent < England Defendant
John Fyssher (m) Plaintiff
John Halle (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Salter (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Wydeslade (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Philip More (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Boyton (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 659d

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: Philip Leweston states that on 4 April 1436 Walter Langley, together with Ivo Etton, now deceased, retained him in the Great Hall at Westminster to be the attorney of WL and his wife Isabel and IE and his wife Joan, against Thomas Mulso regarding a writ of scire facias brought against them as tenants of the manor of Potcote in Northamptonshire. For this he was to take 40d for each term the case continued, and the costs for writs and other documents and services. PL served as attorney for nine terms, for which the fees amounted to 30s, and he is owed a further 74s 9d for the documents and services. However, WL has not paid, to his damage of 10m.

Pleading: WL granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl to quindene of Easter 1450.

Case notes: County heading lost, presumably Middlesex. Another case involving these two people on rot 623d, for same amount.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 04/04/1436
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Isabel Langley (f) Other
Ivo Etton (m) dec. Other
Joan Etton (f) Other
Philip Leweston (m) Clerk Common Pleas [court] Plaintiff
Walter Langley (m) Gentleman Knowlton < Kent < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 660

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

Pleading: Robert Boyton and John Fyssher state that on [6] January 1448 Henry Sudbury made bond with them in £10, but has not paid, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court.

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

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

Case notes: Day missing, probably same as similar case on rot 659.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond All Hallows Barking < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 06/01/1448
(due) 24/03/1448 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Guy Ardern (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Henry Sudbury (m) Clerk Cooling < Kent < England Defendant
John Fyssher (m) Plaintiff
John Halle (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Salter (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Wydeslade (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Philip More (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Boyton (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 662

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: £10
Damages awarded: 13s 4d
Costs: 26s 8d
Case type: Bond; Loan

Pleading: John Godyn states that on 1 March 1448, in London, Edmund Mawepas made bond with him in £22 2d, payable on 31 January 1449, and also borrowed a further £10, payable on request. However, he has not paid either debt, to his damage of [£10]. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: EM granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary.

Pleading: [continued at Hilary 1450, rot 413d] EM states that the bond of £22 2d was not of his making. Parties on country. And regarding the £10 loan, he states that he does not owe JG this or any money as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Easter. Bond in safe-keeping of Henry Fylongley.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to morrow of All Souls 1450, nisi prius they come before John Prysot, CJCP, at St Martin le Grand on 27 October 1450. On this day, JG came, justices sent record that on that day, before JP and John Fylylode, JG came, EM did not come, in default. Jury in respite to octave of Martinmas, as did not come.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to octave of Hilary 1451, nisi prius they come before John Prysot, CJCP, at St Martin le Grand on 10 December 1450. On this day, JG came, justices sent record that on that day, before JP and JF, JG came, jury came, said that the bond was made of EM, but that EM did not owe JG the other £10, as claimed. Damages assigned at 13s 4d, costs at 26s 8d. Order that EM recover the debt of £22 2d, and damages, EM to be taken. JG amerced for false claim on the £10, EM quit.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/756, rot 413d.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Andrew Undershaft < Lime Street Ward < London < England (initial) 01/05/1448
Bond St Andrew Undershaft < Lime Street Ward < London < England (initial) 01/03/1448
(due) 31/01/1449
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Edmund Mawepas (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Defendant
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Official
John Fylylode (m) Justice
John Godyn (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
John Prysot (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/755, rot. 662d

Term: Michaelmas 1449
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Taking of goods

Pleading: John Hede states that on 1 July 1447 Arnold Cheseman forcibly took and carried away goods and chattels of JH worth 100s, namely 16 quarters of beer hops, against the peace and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: AC granted licence to imparl, to octave of Hilary.

Case notes: See also rot 651, where Cheseman brings similar case against Hede.

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods St Dunstan in the East < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 01/07/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Arnold Cheseman (m) Defendant
John Hede (m) Plaintiff
John Quyk (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Threlkeld (m) Attorney of defendant