CP40/759
Michaelmas term 1450

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'CP40/759: Michaelmas term 1450', Court of common pleas: The National Archives, CP40: 1399-1500 (2010). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=118126 Date accessed: 29 November 2014.


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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 096
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 096

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: William Holman states that on 20 May 1448, in London, John Plesyngton bought from him the crop from 6 acres of meadow in Stpeney for 40s, payable on request. However, JP has not paid this 40s, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: JP states that he does not owe WH this or any money as claimed. Order that he wager his law here at the quindene of Martinmas. Pledges for law named. Attorney to have him here on that day.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Mary Magdalen, Old Fish Street < Castle Baynard Ward < London < England (initial) 20/05/1448
Location of Property Stepney < Middlesex < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Dent (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Plesyngton (m) Yeoman Stepney < Middlesex < England Defendant
Richard Alcok (m) Attorney of defendant
Richard Went (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
William Holman (m) Clerk Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 096

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Thomas Sherde states that on 1 July 1444 William Wykeham bought from him 36 skins called 'martyryn' skins and 33 black lamb skins for 6m 12s 2d, payable on request. However, he has not paid this sum, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: WW states that he does not owe this or any money to TS as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at morrow of All Souls.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to octave of the Purification, nisi prius they come before Nicholas Assheton, JCP, at St Martin le Grand on 5 February 1451. On this day, parties came, justices sent record that on that day, before NA and Robert Clay, parties came, some of jury came, others did not. Jury in respite to morrow of St John the Baptist, for default of jury.

Postea text: 14 further posteas, to quindene of Easter 1455, as jury did not come.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods All Hallows Bread Street < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 01/07/1444
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Nicholas Assheton (m) Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
Robert Clay (m) Justice
Thomas Sherde (m) Citizen Skinner London < England Plaintiff
William Pomerey (m) Attorney of defendant
William Pulton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Wykeham (m) Esquire (lately of) Broughton < Oxfordshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 096d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: Philip Clerk states that on 20 November 1443 John London retained him to serve as a chaplain in the church of St Vedast in London for one year, at a salary of 11m for that period. He served JL for that period, for which he acknowledges in court that he has been satisfied of 8m. However, JL has not paid the remaining 40s, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: JL granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary. Appoints William Thurgore in his place.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Vedast Foster Lane < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 20/11/1443
(due) 20/11/1444
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John London (m) Chaplain (lately of) London < England Defendant
Philip Clerk (m) Chaplain Plaintiff
William Thurgore (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 101

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: Suffolk
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Abduction; Housebreaking

Pleading: John Dryver states that on 27 June 1448 John Wardewyk forcibly broke into his house at Wickham Skeith in Suffolk and abducted John Godard, his apprentice, against the peace and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: JW granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary. Pledges named for defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Abduction
House-breaking
Wickham Skeith < Suffolk < England (initial) 27/06/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
James Gresham (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Baron (m) Skinner London < England Surety for defendant
John Coton (m) Wire-drawer London < England Surety for defendant
John Dryver (m) Plaintiff
John Snede (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Wardewyk (m) Dyer (lately of) London < England Defendant
Robert Broun (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 111

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Redeknape and John Donne state that on 15 July 1445 Thomas Pernecote, now deceased, made a bond with them in £10 6s 4d, payable on 13 April then next. However, he did not pay them, and neither has Isabella, his widow and executor, either before or after her marriage to John Croke, to their damage of 20m. They show the bond in court.

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

Case notes: Continued from mesne process on CP 40/758 rot 207d, which also contains related case against another co-executor.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Antholin Budge Row < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 15/07/1445
(due) 13/04/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Isabella Pernecote alias Isabella Croke (f) Newbury < Berkshire < England Defendant
John Colyns (m) Attorney of defendant
John Croke (m) Tanner Newbury < Berkshire < England Defendant
John Don alias John Dunne (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Heth (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Pernecote (m) dec. Chapman Wallingford < Berkshire < England Testator
William Redknape alias William Redeknape (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 114

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: Suffolk
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Taking of goods

Pleading: John Costyn states that on 12 June 1449 Alexander Palestrell forcibly took and carried away 5m of minted money from him at Risby, against the peace and to his damage of £20.

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

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl, to octave of Michaelmas 1451.

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods Risby < Suffolk < England (initial) 12/06/1449
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Alexander Palestrell (m) Merchant (lately of) London < England Defendant
John Bust (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Costyn (m) Clerk Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 115d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Ralph Penyton and his wife Alice, widow and executrix of Richard Brok, state that on 3 April 1438 John Gylle made a bond with RB, now deceased, in 10m, payable at Easter 1448. However, JG has not paid, either RB during his lifetime or AP, his executrix, either before or after her marriage to RP, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court, and the testamentary letters of RB, by which Alice has executry and administration, along with Richard Forde and Richard Anston, now deceased.

Pleading: JG states that he does not owe this debt, as by a release which he shows in court, dated at Westminster on 8 April 1440, RB released him from all personal suits outstanding between them.

Pleading: RP and AP state that this release was not made by RB the testator. Enquiry by the country, jury of Westminster here at octave of Martinmas. Release to remain in the safe keeping of Henry Fylongley.

Case notes: See also rot 305d

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Hackney < Middlesex < England (initial) 03/04/1438
(due) 24/03/1448 < Easter
Release (from Debt/obligation) Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 08/04/1440
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Alice Brok alias Alice Penyton (f) Executor, Plaintiff
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Official
John Gylle (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Defendant
Ralph Penyton (m) Plaintiff
Richard Anston (m) dec. Hackney < Middlesex < England Executor
Richard Brok (m) dec. Husbandman Hackney < Middlesex < England Testator
Richard Forde (m) dec. Hackney < Middlesex < England Executor
Richard Levermore (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 125d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Wardon states that on 16 December 1448 Richard Croppell made a bond with him in £7, but has not paid, to his damage of 20m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: RC granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary, with assent of TW.

Case notes: Re-enrolled, presumably on new writ, on CP 40/815, rot 341.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Colechurch < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 16/12/1448
(due) 03/05/1449 < Cross, Invention of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Huntyngdon (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Croppell (m) Gentleman (lately of) London < England Defendant
Thomas Wardon (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 126

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: Norfolk
Writ type: Debt (account); Detinue
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Detention of goods; Reckoning of account; Safe keeping

Pleading: John Whyte states that on 12 December 1449 he and John Lambard accounted together at Norwich concerning various sums of money received for him by JL, and upon this JL was found to be in arrears by 40s. Also, on 12 September 1449 he delivered certain goods to JL for safe-keeping, namely two moulds for making latten vessels ('vasis electreis'), worth another 40s, to be returned on request. However, JL has not paid the 40s, and has not returned the moulds, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: JL states that he does not owe JW this 40s or any money as claimed, and does not detain these goods or any part of them. Order that he wager his law at morrow of Martinmas. Pledges for law named.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting Norwich < Norfolk < England (initial) 12/12/1449
Safe Keeping Norwich < Norfolk < England (initial) 12/09/1449
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Game (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Lambard (m) Founder London < England Defendant
John Whyte (m) Pewterer Plaintiff
John Yates (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Raven (m) Surety of law (compurgator)

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 127

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John Colet states that on 15 October 1449 Adam Levelord bought from him 10 yards of fustian called 'holmes', 2 ells of cloth called 'bust cloth', 1½ ells of Flemish cloth, 3 folds of lawn, 2 folds of umple, 4 ells of Champagne cloth, 4¼ ells of Holland cloth and half a quarter of white thread, all for 42s, payable on request. However, AL has not paid, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: AL came by attorney [rest of pleading omitted].

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Mary Aldermanbury < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 15/10/1449
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Adam Levelord (m) Gentleman Southwark < Surrey < England Defendant
John Colet (m) Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Hever (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Torold (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 135

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Olney states that on 26 April 1445, Nicholas Carrewe, now deceased, made two bonds with him, the first in £10, payable on 24 May 1445, and the second in £4, payable on the eve of Michaelmas 1445. However, NC did not pay in his lifetime, and nor have NC's widow Joan and John Feld, appointed at Exeter as administrators of the goods of NC by [Edmund Lacey], Bishop of Exeter, to his damage of 20m. He shows the bonds in court.

Pleading: The administrators state that they were never granted administration of the goods of NC, as claimed by JO. Parties on country, sheriff of Devon to have jury here at octave of Hilary.

Postea text: 3 posteas, sheriff of Devon did not send writ, to octave of Michaelmas 1451.

Case notes: See related case on rot 139d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Magdalen, Milk Street < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 26/04/1445
(due) 24/05/1445
Bond St Mary Magdalen, Milk Street < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 26/04/1445
(due) 28/09/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Edmund Lacey (m) Bishop Exeter [diocese] Official
Joan Carrewe (f) (lately of) Mohun's Ottery < Devon < England Administrator, Defendant
John Feld (m) Yeoman (lately of) Exeter < Devon < England Administrator, Defendant
John Hoppyng (m) Attorney of defendant
John Olney (m) Alderman, Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Nicholas Carrewe (m) dec. Knight Devon < England Intestator
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 137d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond; Loan

Pleading: John Kyng, clerk, brother and executor of John Kyng, tailor, together with Thomas Davy and John Morley, his fellow executors, and Richard Nedam and his wife Alice, former wife and co-executor of JK, tailor, state that on 6 March 1442 John Munmouth made bond with JK, tailor, now deceased, in 66s 2d, payable at Michaelmas next, and also borrowed from him a further 7s 2d, payable on request. However, Munmouth has not paid this total of 73s 4d, either to JK, tailor, himself or to his executors, to their damage of 100s. They show the bond in court, and the testamentary letters of JK, tailor, by which they have executry and administration.

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

Postea text: 3 further licences to imparl, to octave of Michaelmas 1451.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond All Hallows Bread Street < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 06/03/1442
(due) 29/09/1442 < Michaelmas
Loan All Hallows Bread Street < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 06/03/1442
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Alice Kyng alias Alice Nedam (f) Executor, Plaintiff
John Kyng (m) Clerk Executor, Plaintiff
John Kyng (m) dec. Citizen Tailor London < England Testator
John Lawton (m) Yeoman Hereford < Herefordshire < England Surety for defendant
John Morley (m) Tailor Executor, Plaintiff
John Munmouth (m) Gentleman Herefordshire < England alias (lately of) St Clement Danes < Middlesex < England Defendant
Richard Mason (m) Mason Southwark < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
Richard Nedam (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Cotton (m) Draper London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Davy (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Executor, Plaintiff
Thomas Denton (m) Gentleman Stanton Harcourt < Oxfordshire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 139

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Olney states that on 26 April 1445, Nicholas Carrewe, now deceased, made a bond with him in £10, payable on the vigil of the Nativity of St John the Baptist then next, and on 4 February 1446 he made a second bond, this time in £27 1½d, payable at Easter then next. JO acknowledges that NC made satisfaction of 1½d of this debt, but he did not pay the remaining £37 in his lifetime, and nor have NC's widow Joan and John Feld, appointed at Exeter as administrators of the goods of NC by [Edmund Lacey], Bishop of Exeter, to his damage of £20. He shows the bonds in court.

Pleading: The administrators state that they were never granted administration of the goods of NC, as claimed by JO. Parties on country, sheriff of Devon to have jury here at octave of Hilary.

Postea text: 3 posteas, sheriff of Devon did not send writ, to octave of Michaelmas 1451.

Case notes: See related case on rot 135.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Magdalen, Milk Street < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 26/04/1445
(due) 23/06/1445
Bond St Mary Magdalen, Milk Street < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 04/02/1446
(due) 17/04/1446 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Edmund Lacey (m) Bishop Exeter [diocese] Official
Henry Brok (m) Attorney of defendant
Joan Carrewe (f) Widow (lately of) Mohun's Ottery < Devon < England Administrator, Defendant
John Feld (m) Yeoman (lately of) Exeter < Devon < England Administrator, Defendant
John Olney (m) Alderman, Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Nicholas Carrewe (m) dec. Knight Devon < England Intestator
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 245d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: Thomas Scotte states that on 30 June 1448 Thomas Mourton, now deceased, accounted with him before John Upnore and William Russell, auditors, for various sums of money received by TM for TS, and was found to be in arrears by £7 13s. However, he has not paid this sum, and nor have his executors, Robert Mourton, John Dewetre, Thomas Donne and Simon Sutton, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: The executors of TM granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl to [omitted].

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Swithin London Stone < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 30/06/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Dewetre (m) Gentleman York < Yorkshire < England Defendant, Executor
John Upnore (m) Auditor
Richard Thornburgh (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Mourton (m) Parson Bedale [church] Bedale < Yorkshire < England Defendant, Executor
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Simon Sutton (m) Gentleman Howden < Yorkshire < England Defendant, Executor
Thomas Donne (m) Gentleman York < Yorkshire < England Defendant, Executor
Thomas Mourton (m) dec. Canon York Minster [cathedral] York < Yorkshire < England Testator
Thomas Scotte (m) Alderman, Citizen London < England Plaintiff
William Russell (m) Auditor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 261

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Hugh Somervyle states that on 4 November 1447 Robert Roos, now deceased, made three bonds with him, each in 20m, payable at various dates. However, RR did not pay during his lifetime, and nor have the defendants, John Merbury and William Austyn, or their fellow executors, Anna, widow of RR, Nicholas Husee or Robert Wesenham, to his damage of £20. He shows the bonds in court.

Pleading: JM and WA granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary, with assent of HS.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 04/11/1447
(due) 01/08/1448 < St Peter ad Vincula
Bond St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 04/11/1447
(due) 11/11/1448 < Martinmas
Bond St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 04/11/1447
(due) 24/03/1448 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Anna Roos (f) Widow (lately of) Gayton < Northamptonshire < England Executor
Hugh Somervyle (m) Citizen Skinner London < England Plaintiff
John Merbury (m) Esquire (lately of) Cransley < Northamptonshire < England Defendant, Executor
Nicholas Husee (m) Gentleman (lately of) London < England Executor
Robert Roos (m) dec. Knight Testator
Robert Wesenham (m) Gentleman (lately of) Gayton < Northamptonshire < England Executor
William Austyn (m) Gentleman Gayton < Northamptonshire < England Defendant, Executor
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 265d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Nicholas Niche states that on 16 October 1447 John Baron bought from him one butt of Malmsey for £4 16s 8d, payable on request, but did not pay, to his damage of £10.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Margaret Lothbury < Coleman Street Ward < London < England (initial) 16/10/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Baron (m) Merchant Colchester < Essex < England Defendant
John Huntyngdon (m) Attorney of defendant
Nicholas Niche (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 269

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Legge states that on 9 July 1437 John Fyla made bond with him in £40, payable at Michaelmas then next, but has not paid, to his damage of £100. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JF states that the bond is not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Martinmas. Bond in safe-keeping of Henry Fylongley.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Benet Gracechurch < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 09/07/1437
(due) 29/09/1437 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Official
John Fyla (m) Clerk Parson Great Chart [church] Bampton Deanery < Oxfordshire < England alias (lately of) Great Chart < Kent < England Defendant
John Legge (m) Citizen Vintner London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Denton (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Lambard (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 270d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Salle and his wife Isabel, widow of John Standon and administrator of his goods, state that on 20 June 1442 William Brandon made bond with JS in £5 3s 6d, payable at St Peter ad Vincula then next. However, he did not pay JS, and has not paid Isabel, either before or after her marriage to TS, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court, and also the letters patent of Alexander Prowet, commissary general of Robert, Bishop of London, appointing Isabel as administrator of the goods of JS.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Abchurch < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 20/06/1442
(due) 01/08/1442 < St Peter ad Vincula
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Alexander Prowet (m) Commissary General Official
Isabel Standon alias Isabel Salle (f) London < England Administrator, Plaintiff
John Bury (m) Attorney of defendant
John Standon (m) dec. Citizen Draper London < England Intestator
Robert Gilbert (m) Bishop London [diocese] Official
Thomas Salle (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Brandon (m) Esquire (lately of) Framlingham < Suffolk < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 271

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £200
Damages awarded: 40s
Costs: 26s 8d
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Ellen Turvyle states that on 16 April 1422 Thomas Letterfort, now deceased, made a bond with her in London in £100. However, he did not pay, and nor has his executor, his widow Margery, to her damage of £200. She shows the bond in court.

Pleading: ML states that after the making of the bond, by a document which she shows in court, dated in St Dunstan in the West, London, on 4 May 1429, ET, by the name of Helen T, acknowledged receipt of 10m in full payment of this bond and all other debts outstanding between her at TL up to 25 March 1429, and quitclaimed TL and his heirs and executors of all sums.

Pleading: ET states that this acquittance was not of her making. Enquiry by country, jury of St Dunstan in the West here at octave of Hilary. Acquittance to remain in safe keeping of Henry Fylongley.

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

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to quindene of Easter [1451], nisi prius they come before Nicholas Ayssheton, JCP, on 18 February 1451 at St Martin le Grand. On this day, ET came, NA sent record that on that day, before NA and his associate Robert Clay, parties came, jury said that ET did not make the acquittance, as ET claimed. Damages assigned at 40s, costs at 26s 8d. Order that ET recover debt and damages, to a total of 5m. ML to be taken.

Case notes: See also CP 40/757, rot 353d (similar case, different date and different damages claim).

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Michael Wood Street < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 16/04/1422
(due) 24/06/1422 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Release (from Debt/obligation) St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 04/05/1429
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Ellen Turvyle alias Helen Turvyle (f) Gentlewoman (lately of) Shenley < Hertfordshire < England Plaintiff
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Official
Margery Letterfort (f) Widow Little Marlow < Buckinghamshire < England Defendant, Executor
Nicholas Ayssheton alias Nicholas Asshton (m) Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
Philip Gay (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Clay (m) Justice
Thomas Letterfort (m) dec. Gentleman Wooburn < Buckinghamshire < England Testator
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 279d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Debt; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Roger Byrkes and his wife Faith state that, by a document which they show in court, dated 12 May 1445, John Wodehous granted to them an annual rent of 20s from his manor of Crowfield, Suffolk, and his other manors and lands in Suffolk, for the terms of their life, payable in equal portions at the Nativity of St John the Baptist and Christmas. However, for the five years before the date of the original writ, dated 1 March 1450, JW has refused to pay this, to their damage of £20.

Pleading: JW granted licence to imparl to quindene of Hilary, with assent of plaintiffs. Plaintiffs appoint either Elryngton or Gresham as their attorney. JW amerced for many defaults.

Case notes: See also rot 331d.

Events
Type Place Date
Annuity St Mary Aldermanbury < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 12/05/1445
Location of Property Crowfield < Suffolk < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Faith Byrkes (f) Plaintiff
James Gresham (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Hawe (m) Attorney of defendant
John Wodehous (m) Esquire (lately of) Kimberley < Norfolk < England Defendant
Roger Byrkes (m) Plaintiff
Simon Elryngton (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 285

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: Worcestershire
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 100s
Damages awarded: 100s
Case type: Taking of goods

Pleading: Elias Clerk states that on 20 August 1446 John Marston forcibly took two oxen from him at Northfield worth 40s, against the king's peace and to his damage of 100s.

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

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to quindene of Michaelmas 1452, nisi prius they come before the justices of assize at Worcester on 17 July 1452. On this day, EC came, justices sent record that on that day, before William Yelverton and William Brayne, WY (sic) and Richard Byngham, justices, parties came, jury said that JM was guilty of this trespass as claimed. Damages and costs assigned at 100s. Order that EC recover damages, JM to be taken.

Postea text: JM committed to the Fleet prison.

Postea text: EC acknowledged satisfaction of these damages. JM quit of damages. JM came into court and sought to make fine with the king, Allowed by pledges (named) for 6s 8d. JM delivered from prison and quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods Northfleet < Worcestershire < England (initial) 20/08/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Elias Clerk (m) Clerk Plaintiff
John Marston (m) Goldsmith London < England Defendant
Richard Byngham (m) Justice
Thomas Heth (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Oseney (m) Attorney of defendant
William Brayne (m) Justice
William Yelverton (m) Justice

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 301

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: Cornwall
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Moreys states that on 28 April 1447 William Smale made bond with him in £15 15s. He acknowledges payment of 6s 8d of this debt, but WS has not paid the remaining £15 8s 4d, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: WS states that on the day of JM's original writ he was a 'raffeman' and not a tailor, as claimed on the writ, and seeks judgment on the writ.

Pleading: JM states that on the day of his original writ, namely 20 September 1450, WS was a tailor as claimed. Enquiry by country, sheriff of London to have jury of London here at quindene of Martinmas.

Postea text: 3 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Trinity 1451.

Case notes: 'raffeman' - dealer in saleable rubbish.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond East Looe < Cornwall < England (initial) 28/04/1447
(due) 24/08/1447 < St Bartholomew
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Glyn (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Moreys (m) Looe < Cornwall < England Plaintiff
William Smale (m) Citizen Fishmonger, Tailor London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 302

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: Cornwall
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Tregarthen states that on 10 February 1449, at Lostwithiel, William Smale made bond with him in £20, but has not paid, to his damage of 20m. He shows the bond in court.

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

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl, to octave of Trinity 1451.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Lostwithiel < Cornwall < England (initial) 10/02/1449
(due) 13/04/1449 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Glyn (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Tregarthen (m) Plaintiff
William Smale (m) Citizen Fishmonger, Tailor London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 305d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Ralph Penyton and his wife Alice, former wife and executor of Richard Brok, state that on 3 April 1438 Roger Slak made bond with RB, now deceased, in 10m, payable at Easter 1448. However, RS has not paid, either RB during his lifetime or AP, his executrix, either before or after her marriage to RP, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court, and the testamentary letters of RB, by which Alice has executry and administration, along with Richard Forde and Richard Anston, now deceased.

Pleading: RS states that after the making of the bond, RB, by letters which he presents in court, dated at Westminster on 8 April 1440, released him from all personal actions and suits outstanding between them.

Pleading: RP and AP state that this release was not of the making of RB the testator. Enquiry by country, jury of Westminster here at octave of Martinmas. Release in safe-keeping of Henry Fylongley.

Case notes: See also rot 115d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Hackney < Middlesex < England (initial) 03/04/1438
(due) 24/03/1448 < Easter
Release (from Debt/obligation) Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 08/04/1440
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Alice Brok alias Alice Penyton (f) Executor, Plaintiff
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Official
Ralph Penyton (m) Plaintiff
Richard Anston (m) Hackney < Middlesex < England Executor
Richard Brok (m) dec. Husbandman Hackney < Middlesex < England Testator
Richard Forde (m) dec. Hackney < Middlesex < England Executor
Richard Levermore (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of defendant
Roger Slak (m) Citizen Fishmonger London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 308d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: []
Case type: Debt

Pleading: Memo that on 5 November this term [1450] Henry Clerk of London, draper, appeared personally to be examined before the justices regarding a writ he brought against William Geffrey of London, currier, concerning a debt of £7, the writ being dated at Westminster on 20 October 1450, returnable at the octave of Michaelmas, namely 9 October 1450. HC said that he sought nothing against WG of the £7 except 13s 4d, and, when asked concerning his intentions in bringing the writ, he said the at the time he brought the original writ because he wanted to get WG into the king's prison so that he would appear in the bench to answer him regarding the debt of 13s 4d. And on this Thomas Hever, one of the attorneys of the bench, swore that he was of the council of HC, and said that at the time of the original writ, Henry had said to him that his intention was to get this writ returnable at the octave of Michaelmas so that WG would be delivered to prison and would be detained in London and brought here at this term to answer his writ. After which Henry Clerk and Thomas Hever were committed to the Fleet prison.

Postea text: On 12 November this term, they returned to the court in the custody of the keeper of the Fleet, and separately sought to make fine with the king, which they received for [sum omitted], by pledge of Thomas Coton of London, draper, and Thomas Lambard of London, gentleman.

Events
Type Place Date
Writ Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 20/10/1450
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Clerk (m) Draper London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Coton (m) Draper London < England Surety other
Thomas Hever (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Lambard (m) Gentleman London < England Surety other
William Geffrey (m) Currier London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 309

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Thomas Swetecok and John Hunte state that on 10 September 1449 John Armyston, alias Henry Spycer, bought two barrels of red Rumney wine from them for 116s, payable on request, but has not paid, to their damage of £10.

Pleading: The aforesaid Richard (sic) appears by attorney, etc [rest of pleading omitted].

Case notes: Badly muddled entry. See also rot 309d. Heading says Lincoln, but clearly an error for London.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Benet Sherehog < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 10/09/1449
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Braye (m) Attorney of defendant
Henry Spycer alias John Armyston (m) Spicer (lately of) Ely < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant
John Hunte (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Swetecok (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 309d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Robert Gylys states that on 1 November 1445 Henry Armysley bought from him 3 folds of lawn, 30 yards of linen cloth called 'Brabant cloth', 12 pounds of ginger, 2 pounds of saffron, two gross of laces ('punctorum'), two dozen pouches ('loculorum'), and 3 dozen belts, all for 10m, payable on request. However, he has not paid, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: HA states that he does not owe this 10m or any money as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Martinmas.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Hilary 1451.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 01/11/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Armysley (m) Spicer (lately of) Ely < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant
Henry Russell (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Gylys (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 313d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: Surrey
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Assault; Imprisonment

Pleading: William atte Wode states that on 4 August 1448 Thomas Hoigges, together with William Stone, Roger Whyte, Isabella Thorp and John Willey, forcibly assaulted him at Walworth in Surrey, and imprisoned him for 7 days, against the peace and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: TH denies responsibility for this trespass as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Hilary. TH appoints Thomas Coke as his attorney.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
Imprisonment
Walworth < Surrey < England (initial) 04/08/1448
(due) 11/08/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Isabella Thorp (f) Widow (lately of) London < England Accessory
John Willey (m) Tailor (lately of) London < England Accessory
Roger Whyte (m) Husbandman (lately of) Walworth < Surrey < England Accessory
Thomas Coke (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Hoigges (m) Maltman Enfield < Middlesex < England Defendant
Thomas Yonge (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William atte Wode (m) Plaintiff
William Stone (m) Cordwainer (lately of) Newington < Surrey < England Accessory

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 320

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Luke Seragh states that on 26 June 1442, in the parish of St Mary Abchurch ('Alchirche'), Walbrook ward, he demised to Roger Necton a messuage with appurtenances in London, to hold and occupy for 5 years, at an annual rent of 20s, payable at Michaelmas. RN occupied this property, but has not paid the 100s rent for these five years, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: RN states that LS did not demise this property to him as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Hilary.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to octave of the Purification 1451.

Case notes: See also rot 452.

Events
Type Place Date
Rental Agreement St Mary Abchurch < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 26/06/1442
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bust (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Luke Soragh alias Luke Sewragh alias Luke Seragh (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Plaintiff
Roger Necton (m) Clerk Physician (lately of) London < England alias (lately of) Oxford < Oxfordshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 325

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Couper states that on 6 October 1449 John Machon made a bond with him in £4 6s 8d, but has not paid, to his damage of 40s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JM requests that the bond and endorsement be heard in court. The condition of the bond is such that if JM should pay WC 3s 4d at All Saints, 3s 4d on the following Saturday, 3s 4d the following Saturday, and so on until the full £4 6s 8d be paid, then the bond shall be cancelled. However, if he should default on these terms, in part or in full, then the bond shall remain valid. However, JM states that he paid the sums in full on the proper days.

Pleading: WC, protesting that JM did not pay him any of the money mentioned in the endorsement, states that JM did not pay him the 3s 4d due in the week preceding the feast of St Thomas the Apostle 1449, which he ought to have paid according to the terms of the endorsement.

Pleading: JM states that he did pay WC this 3s 4d, as required by the terms of the endorsement. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Martinmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Leonard Eastcheap < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 06/10/1449
(due) 01/11/1449 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Machon (m) Citizen Butcher London < England Defendant
Thomas Torold (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Couper (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 331d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: Suffolk
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 100m
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: William Bore states that on 10 December 1449 Roger Byrkys and Francis Costard forcibly broke his close and house at Crowfeld and took 30 cows and 100 sheep worth £40, against the peace and to his damage of 100m.

Pleading: RB and FC granted licence to imparl to quindene of Hilary, with assent of WB. Defendants appoint either Simon Elryngton or James Gresham as attorney.

Postea text: 25 further licences to imparl, to Easter three weeks 1457.

Case notes: See also rot 279d.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Crowfield < Suffolk < England (initial) 10/12/1449
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Francis Costard (m) Yeoman Sporle < Norfolk < England Defendant
James Gresham (m) Attorney of defendant
John Hawe (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Roger Byrkys (m) Gentleman London < England Defendant
Simon Elryngton (m) Attorney of defendant
William Bore (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 333

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: Memorandum that John Symons appeared in person on 6 November this term [1450] and showed a bill in these words, namely that JS seeks against Hugh Brent that he return a bond which he unjustly detains. JS states that on 30 November 1448 he delivered a bond to HB for safe-keeping, the bond stating that a certain John Debenham was bound to a certain John Oxenden in £46, payable under given terms. This was to be returned to JS on request, but HB has refused to return it, to his damage of 40s. Pledges to prosecute named.

Pleading: HB, presenting the bond in court to be delivered as the court orders, states that this bond was delivered to him on that day jointly by JS and a certain Thomas Tynt under certain conditions, to be returned to one or both of them under those conditions. However, he does not know whether these conditions have been implemented on the part of TT, and seeks that TT be forewarned. Order that TT be warned to be here at quindene of Martinmas, to show reason why the bond should not be returned to JS.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to morrow of the Purification 1451.

Postea text: Sheriff sent that TT had nothing in his bailiwick. Order to have him here at Easter one month 1451.

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

Postea text: Sheriff sent that TT has nothing in his bailiwick but that he does have sufficient in Essex. Order to sheriff of Essex to warn TT to be here at octave of Martinmas 1451.

Postea text: Writ delivered to Thomas Torald, deputy of the sheriff of Essex.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 30/11/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Hugh Brent (m) Gentleman Attorney Common Pleas [court] Charing < Kent < England Defendant
John Debenham (m) Debtor
John Munde (m) Surety of Plaintiff
John Oxenden (m) Creditor
John Symons (m) Plaintiff
Richard Donn (m) Surety of Plaintiff
Thomas Tynt (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 333d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: Robert Hode states that on 10 August 1450 Edward Arnoldson and Joan Keryell forcibly broke his close and house in the parish of St Michael Crooked Lane, London, and took goods worth 100s, namely a silver and gilt bowl, a mazer bound with silver and four silver spoons, against the peace and to his damage of £10.

Pleading: EA and JK deny responsibility for this trespass as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Hilary.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Easter 1451.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
St Michael Crooked Lane < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 10/08/1450
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edward Arnoldson (m) Weaver London < England Defendant
Joan Keryell (f) Widow London < England Defendant
Robert Gegge (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Hode (m) Chaplain Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 334

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Chalton states that on 16 October 1443 John Hewyk made a bond with him in £40, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JH states that he should not owe this debt, as he was born at Great Ayton in Cleveland in Yorkshire, and that the writing was made there and delivered to TC on the said 16 October, when JH was still under 21.

Pleading: TC, not acknowledging anything said by JH, states that at the time of the bond JH was of full age and over 21. Enquiry by country, sheriff of London to have jury here at octave of Hilary.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Alban Wood Street < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 16/10/1443
(due) 25/12/1443 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Hewyk jnr (m) Gentleman Yorkshire < England alias (lately of) St Andrew Holborn < Middlesex < England Defendant
Thomas Chalton (m) Alderman, Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 335

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Joan, widow and executor of Richard Swan, and Thomas Drury and John Clyff, her fellow executors, state that on 7 May 1428, at Westminster, William Massy made bond with RS in £13 6s 8d, payable at Christmas then next. However, WM did not pay either RS or his executors, and nor has WM's executor, Elizabeth, either while single or after her marriage to Thomas Cobham. This is 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: TC and EC state that EC was never an executor of the will of WM, and never administered any goods formerly of him after his death.

Pleading: The executors state that EC administered various goods and chattels formerly of WM as his executor, namely in the parish of St Clement Danes in Middlesex. Parties on country, jury here at the octave of the Purification.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 07/05/1428
(due) 25/12/1428 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Elizabeth Cobham (f) (lately of) Woodham Walter < Essex < England Defendant, Executor
Joan Swan (f) London < England Executor, Plaintiff
John Clyff (m) Citizen Skinner London < England Executor
John Wilcokkys (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Swan (m) dec. Citizen Skinner London < England Testator
Thomas Cobham (m) Knight (lately of) Woodham Walter < Essex < England Defendant
Thomas Drury (m) Clerk Executor, Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant
William Massy (m) dec. Esquire Buckinghamshire < England Testator

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 341d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Breach of Statute; Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: John Lurkyn, citing the terms of the Statute of Labourers, states that at the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist [24 June] 1449, in the parish of St Michael in Candlewick Street ward, London, he retained Thomas Martyn to serve him as a vintner for one year. However, on 4 November 1449 he left his service without reasonable cause or licence, in contempt of the king, against the terms of the ordinance and to his damage of £40.

Pleading: TM states that he was never retained by JL as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Hilary.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Easter 1451.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Michael Crooked Lane < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 24/06/1449
(due) 24/06/1450
Breach of Statute St Michael Crooked Lane < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 04/11/1449
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Lurkyn (m) Plaintiff
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Martyn (m) Vintner (lately of) London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 342d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Loan

Pleading: Richard Alcok states that on 4 March 1443 John Salman borrowed 40s from him, payable on request. However, he has not repaid this debt, to his damage of 100s.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Gregory by St Paul's < Castle Baynard Ward < London < England (initial) 04/03/1443
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Quyk (m) Attorney of defendant
John Salman (m) Yeoman Horndon on the Hill < Essex < England Defendant
Richard Alcok (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 342d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 20m
Damages awarded: 20s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Hille states that on 14 June 1430, at Westminster, John Sirla made a bond with him in 13m 6s 8d, but has not paid, to his damage of 20m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JS granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary. Pledges for defendant named.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl, to quindene of Easter 1451.

Postea text: TH came, JS did not come. Order that TH recover his debt, and damages of 20s. JS amerced, take the pledges.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 14/06/1430
(due) 02/02/1431 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Lorkyn (m) Husbandman Milbourne < Wiltshire < England Surety for defendant
John Pokeswell (m) Gentleman 'Strode' < Dorset < England Surety for defendant
John Sirla (m) Gentleman (lately of) Weymouth < Dorset < England Defendant
John Wydeslade (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Aleyn (m) Husbandman 'Wolton' < Dorset < England Surety for defendant
Richard Marshall (m) Gentleman Bridport < Dorset < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Hille (m) London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 344

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £10
Damages awarded: 5m
Costs: 66s 8d
Case type: Housebreaking; Sale of goods; Taking of goods

Pleading: John Croppeyng states that on 20 February 1441 John Mone broke his close and house in the parish of St Edmund, Langbourn ward, London, and took goods worth 100s, namely 4 pieces of kersey, against the peace and to his damage of £10.

Pleading: JM denies force and arms and breaking the close and house. Parties on country. Concerning the rest, JM states that the case ought not continue, as Agnes Croppyng, wife of JC, was and still is a sole trader within the city of London, and that it is the custom of London that married women may sell goods and make contracts by themselves without their husbands with as much legal force as single women. He states that on this 20 February 1441 Agnes C sold these four pieces of kersey to a certain William Ryse for 4m of silver, payable on request, and she then gave the kersey to JM to deliver to WR. He duly took them and delivered them to WR, and this is the event which JC claims is the trespass.

Pleading: JC, protesting that AC did not sell the kersey to WR as claimed by JM, states that Agnes was not a sole trader in the city of London as claimed by JM, and seeks judgment.

Pleading: JM repeats that at the time of the sale AC was a sole trader within the city of London. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Martinmas.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Hilary 1451.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to quindene of Michaelmas 1451, nisi prius they come before Robert Danvers, JCP, at St Martin le Grand on 9 July 1451. On this day, JC came, RD sent record that on that day, before RD and Hugh Unton, parties came, some jurors came, and some did not come. Of those that came, Michael Domy, Robert Test, John Huberd, Bartholomew Pollard, John Shopman, Edward Warmyngton, William Pembrigge, Richard Burdon, and Richard Snowdon were sworn, and others, namely William Walter, John Kippyng, Walter Hunte and John Stone, were not sworn due to the suspicions of the parties. Jury placed in respite until morrow of All Souls. Decem tales. On that day, jury placed in respite to octave of Martinmas, nisi prius they come before John Prysot, CJCP, at St Martin le Grand on 15 November 1451. On this day, parties came, justices sent record that on that day, before JP and John Fylylode, parties came, jury came, said that at the time of the trespass Agnes was not a sole trader in the city of London, and that JM was guilty of breaking the close and house and taking the kersey as claimed by JC. Damages awarded at 5m, costs at 40s. And since the justices wish to take advice before rendering judgment, day is given at the octave of Hilary 1452.

Postea text: Further day given at quindene of Easter 1452.

Postea text: Parties come, justices state that JC should receive the damages assessed, plus further costs of 26s 8d, thus totalling 10m. JM to be taken.

Case notes: Incomplete and error-strewn entry also on rot 317.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Edmund the King and Martyr < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 20/02/1441
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
St Edmund the King and Martyr < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 20/02/1441
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Agnes Croppyng (f) London < England Other
Bartholomew Pollard (m) Juror
Edward Warmyngton (m) Juror
Hugh Unton (m) Justice
John Croppyng (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
John Fylylode (m) Justice
John Huberd (m) Juror
John Kippyng (m) Juror
John Knot (m) Attorney of defendant
John Mone (m) Yeoman Lewes < Sussex < England Defendant
John Prysot (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
John Salter (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Shopman (m) Juror
John Stone (m) Juror
Michael Domy (m) Juror
Richard Burdon (m) Juror
Richard Snowdon (m) Juror
Robert Danvers (m) Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
Robert Test (m) Juror
Walter Hunte (m) Juror
William Pembrigge (m) Juror
William Walter (m) Juror

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 345

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Loan

Pleading: Joan Cristesmasse states that on 4 January 1440 William Hooke borrowed £9 4s from her, payable on request. However he has not re-paid this debt, to her damage of 10m.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Mary Abchurch < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 04/01/1440
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Joan Cristesmasse (f) Plaintiff
William Hooke (m) Barber London < England Defendant
William Martyn (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Staynford (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 348

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Thomas Niche states that on 26 June 1448 John Heyward bought from him one butt of Malmsey wine for 60s 8d, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Margaret Lothbury < Coleman Street Ward < London < England (initial) 26/06/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bust (m) Attorney of defendant
John Heyward (m) Merchant (lately of) Colchester < Essex < England Defendant
Thomas Niche (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 348d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Thomas Niche states that on 20 April 1448 John Pynne bought from him one butt of Malmsey wine for 40s, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Margaret Lothbury < Coleman Street Ward < London < England (initial) 20/04/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Pynne (m) Merchant (lately of) Great Yarmouth < Norfolk < England Defendant
Thomas Niche (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Bondes (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 349

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Damages awarded: 6s 8d
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Spencer states that on 31 January 1448, at Westminster, John Wykes made bond with him in £14 5s, payable at the Purification 1449, but has not paid, to his damage of £10. Shows bond in court.

Pleading: JW admits the debt. Order that JS recover this £14 5s, and damages of 6s 8d. JW amerced. JS releases JW from 40s of this debt, and JW is therefore quit of this 40s.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 31/01/1448
(due) 02/02/1449 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Quyk (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Spencer (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Plaintiff
John Wykes (m) Citizen Draper London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 350d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Thomas Niche states that on 28 May 1448, John Walkelyn bought from him one butt of 'Tyre' and one butt of Rumney for £9 10s, payable on request. However, he has not paid, to his damage of £10.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Margaret Lothbury < Coleman Street Ward < London < England (initial) 28/05/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Walkelyn (m) Vintner (lately of) King's Lynn < Norfolk < England Defendant
Thomas Niche (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Caly (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 350d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Thomas Niche states that on 10 February 1448 Robert Pynne bought from him one butt of Malmsey and a butt of 'Tyre' for £7 13s, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of £10.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Margaret Lothbury < Coleman Street Ward < London < England (initial) 10/02/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Yates (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Pynne (m) Merchant Great Yarmouth < Norfolk < England Defendant
Thomas Niche (m) Citizen Merchant London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 368d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: Bedfordshire
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Henry Bromflete states that on 14 February 1436 John Bale made two bonds with him, each in £20, payable on 13 February 1449 and 13 February 1450 respectively. However, JB has not paid either bond, to his damage of £40. Shows bonds in court, made at Wymington in Bedfordshire.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Wymington < Bedfordshire < England (initial) 14/02/1436
(due) 13/02/1449
Bond Wymington < Bedfordshire < England (initial) 14/02/1436
(due) 13/02/1450
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Bromflete (m) Knight Plaintiff
John Bale (m) Merchant London < England Defendant
John Bust (m) Attorney of defendant
Richard Pittes (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 368d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: Bedfordshire
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Henry Bromflete states that on 14 February 1436 James Toller made two bonds with him, each in £20, payable on 13 February 1449 and 13 February 1450 respectively. However, JT has not paid either bond, to his damage of £40. Shows bonds in court, made at Wymington in Bedfordshire.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Wymington < Bedfordshire < England (initial) 14/02/1436
(due) 13/02/1449
Bond Wymington < Bedfordshire < England (initial) 14/02/1436
(due) 13/02/1450
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Bromflete (m) Knight Plaintiff
James Toller (m) Citizen Merchant London < England Defendant
John Bust (m) Attorney of defendant
Richard Pittes (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 370

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s
Damages awarded: 13s 4d
Costs: 13s 4d
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Ralph Josselyn states that on 7 September 1446, at Westminster, John Norman bought from him 20 yards of 'musterdevelers', 2 yards of 'murrey in greyn', 3 yards of russet, and 2½ yards of green cloth, for 101s, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s.

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

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to octave of Trinity 1451. Parties came, jury came, said that JN did owe RJ this 101s as claimed by RJ. Damages assigned at 13s 4d, costs at 6s 8d. Order that RJ recover debt, and damages of 20s, and a further 6s 8d costs assigned by the justices, to a total of 26s 8d. JN amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 07/09/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Norman (m) Esquire (lately of) London < England Defendant
Nicholas Sleyworth (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Ralph Josselyn (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Roger Broke (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 386

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Fastolf states that on 6 September 1445 Simon Baker made a bond with him in £40, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. Shows bond in court.

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

Postea text: 3 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Michaelmas 1451, with assent of defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 06/09/1445
(due) 17/04/1446 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bust (m) Attorney of defendant
John Fastolf (m) Knight Plaintiff
Simon Baker (m) Yeoman East Bergholt < Suffolk < England Defendant
Walter Raulyns (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 387d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £20
Damages awarded: 6s 8d
Case type: Debt

Pleading: Nichols Ayssheton, one of the justices of the Bench, states that on 12 May 1450 John Dawbeth came into court and acknowledged that he owed NA £9 13s 4d, payable at the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist then next. However, JD has not paid this sum, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: JD admits the debt. Order that NA recover debt, and damages of 6s 8d. JD amerced.

Postea text: NA acknowledges satisfaction of the debt and damages. JD quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Recognizance Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 12/05/1450
(due) 24/06/1450 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Dawbeth (m) Yeoman London < England Defendant
Nicholas Ayssheton (m) Justice Common Pleas [court] Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 392

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: Essex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Henry Bray states that on 3 August 1448 Robert Godston made two bonds with him, each in £10 3s 4d, one payable at Easter then next and the other at the Nativity of St John the Baptist following. However, RG has not paid either bond, to his damage of 20m. Shows bonds in court.

Pleading: RG granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary, with assent of HB.

Postea text: 8 further licences to imparl, to octave of Hilary 1453.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Bartholomew by the Exchange < Broad Street Ward < London < England (initial) 03/08/1448
(due) 13/04/1449 < Easter
Bond St Bartholomew by the Exchange < Broad Street Ward < London < England (initial) 03/08/1448
(due) 24/06/1449 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Bray (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Robert Godston (m) Gentleman Rainham < Essex < England Defendant
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 392d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account); Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40m
Case type: Bond; Reckoning of account

Pleading: John Mony, administrator of the goods formerly of John Meyssham, now deceased, states that on 25 June 1439 Richard Wydevill made a bond with Meyssham in £12, payable at Michaelmas then next, and also, on 20 May 1441, RW and Meyssham accounted together for various sums of money received by RW for Meyssham before that date, and RW was found to be in arrears by another £26 4s 7d. However, RW has not paid either amount, either to Meyssham himself or to Mony, appointed as administrator of the goods formerly of Meyssham by John Kermerdyn, commissary general of Robert, former Bishop of London in the deaneries of Middlesex and Barking, and still refuses to pay, to his damage of 40m. Mony shows the bond in court, and the letters of administration.

Pleading: RW granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary, with assent of Mony.

Postea text: 3 further licences to imparl, to octave of Michaelmas 1451.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Mary Woolchurch < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 12/05/1441
Bond St Mary Woolchurch < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 25/06/1439
(due) 29/09/1439 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Kermerdyn (m) Commissary General Official
John Meisseham alias John Meyssham (m) dec. Citizen Grocer London < England Intestator
John Mony (m) Citizen Grocer London < St Mary Woolchurch < England Administrator, Plaintiff
Richard Woddevil alias Richard Wydevill (m) Knight (lately of) Grafton Regis < Northamptonshire < England Defendant
Robert Gilbert (m) Bishop London [diocese] Official
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 408

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Gefson and Thomas Bradwall state that on 26 June 1449 John Machon made two bonds with them, each in 20s, payable at Christmas Eve and the Nativity of St John the Baptist then next. However, JM has not paid either bond, to their damage of 40s. They show the bonds in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Leonard Eastcheap < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 26/06/1449
(due) 24/06/1450 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Bond St Leonard Eastcheap < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 26/06/1449
(due) 24/12/1449
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Machon (m) Citizen Butcher London < England Defendant
Thomas Bradwall (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant
William Gefson (m) Plaintiff
William Thurgore (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 408

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Damages awarded: 40s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Salle states that on 11 November 1448 Matthew Date made a bond with him in £68 7s 8d, payable at Easter then next following. TS acknowledges that he has been paid £35 12d of this sum, but he has not received the remaining 40m (sic), to his damage of £20. He shows bond in court.

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

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Michaelmas 1451.

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

Case notes: See also rot 408d for same case against different defendant. Numbers do not add up - probably error for 50m?

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Abchurch < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 11/11/1448
(due) 13/04/1449 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Matthew Date (m) Merchant Lucca < Foreign < Italy alias (lately of) London < Italy Defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Salle (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 408d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Bee, in person, states that on 12 October 1446 Thomas Gynnoure made a bond with him in 53s 4d, payable equally at Pentecost next and All Saints' then next following. However, TG has not paid, to his damage of 40s. Shows bond in court.

Pleading: TG granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary. TB appoints William Thurgore as attorney.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Fenchurch < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 12/10/1446
(due) 28/05/1447 < Pentecost
(due) 01/11/1447 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Thomas Bee (m) Dyer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Gynnoure (m) Gentleman West Firle < Sussex < England Defendant
William Fagger (m) Attorney of defendant
William Thurgore (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 408d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Damages awarded: 40s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Salle states that on 11 November 1448 Lawrence de Podeo, now deceased, made a bond with him in £68 7s 8d, payable at Easter then next following. TS acknowledges that he has been paid £35 12d of this sum, but he has not received the remaining 40m (sic), either from LP or from the defendants, Nicholas de Podeo and Joan de Podeo, the executors of LP, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: NP and JP, executors of LP, granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary.

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Michaelmas 1451.

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

Case notes: See also rot 408 for same case against different defendant. Numbers do not add up - probably error for 50m?

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Abchurch < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 11/11/1448
(due) 13/04/1449 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Joan Podeo (f) Widow (lately of) London < England Defendant
Lawrence Podeo (m) dec. Merchant (lately of) Lucca < Foreign < Italy Testator
Nicholas Podeo (m) Merchant (lately of) London < England Defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Salle (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 409

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Fynes and Thomas Wynslawe, administrators of the goods formerly of William Crowmere, state that on 5 August 1443 William Isle made a bond with Crowmere for 50m, payable at All Saints' two years after the date of the bond. However, WI has not paid this debt, either to WC during his life, or to WF and TW, appointed administrators by John, Archbishop of Canterbury, by letters dated at Lambeth on 14 July 1450; this is to their damage of 40m. They show the bond and their letters of administration in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Martin Orgar < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 05/08/1443
(due) 01/11/1445 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Stafford (m) Archbishop Canterbury [archdiocese] Official
Thomas Spirke (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Wynslawe (m) Citizen Draper London < England Administrator, Plaintiff
William Crowmer alias William Crowmere (m) dec. Esquire Intestator
William Fynes (m) Knight Administrator, Defendant
William Isle (m) Esquire Sundridge < Kent < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 409

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Fynes and Thomas Wynslawe, administrators of the goods formerly of William Crowmere, state that on 5 August 1443 William Isle made a bond with Crowmere for 50m, payable at Pentecost two years after the date of the bond. However, WI has not paid this debt, either to WC during his life, or to WF and TW, appointed administrators by John, Archbishop of Canterbury, by letters dated at Lambeth on 14 July 1450; this is to their damage of 40m. They show the bond and their letters of administration in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Martin Orgar < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 05/08/1443
(due) 05/06/1446 < Pentecost
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Stafford (m) Archbishop Canterbury [archdiocese] Official
Thomas Spirke (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Wynslawe (m) Citizen Draper London < England Administrator, Plaintiff
William Crowmer alias William Crowmere (m) dec. Esquire Intestator
William Fynes (m) Knight Administrator, Plaintiff
William Isle (m) Esquire Sundridge < Kent < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 409d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Fynes and Thomas Wynslawe, administrators of the goods formerly of William Crowmere, state that on 5 August 1443 William Isle made a bond with Crowmere for 50m, payable at All Saints' three years after the date of the bond. However, WI has not paid this debt, either to WC during his life, or to WF and TW, appointed administrators by John, Archbishop of Canterbury, by letters dated at Lambeth on 14 July 1450; this is to their damage of 40m. They show the bond and their letters of administration in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Martin Orgar < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 05/08/1443
(due) 01/11/1446 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Stafford (m) Archbishop Canterbury [archdiocese] Official
Thomas Spirke (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Wynslawe (m) Citizen Draper London < England Administrator, Plaintiff
William Crowmer alias William Crowmere (m) dec. Esquire Intestator
William Fynes (m) Knight Administrator, Plaintiff
William Isle (m) Esquire Sundridge < Kent < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 415

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: Worcestershire
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Maurice Sherman states that on 26 August 1448, at Worcester, Robert Bertyn made a bond with him in £22, payable at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 1449. However, he has not paid, to his damage of 40m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: RB granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary. RB appoints John Heansell as attorney.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Worcester < Worcestershire < England (initial) 26/08/1448
(due) 09/09/1449 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Heansell (m) Attorney of defendant
Maurice Sherman (m) Worcester < Worcestershire < England Plaintiff
Robert Bertyn (m) Citizen Draper London < England Defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 415

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: Worcestershire
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Maurice Sherman states that on 26 August 1448, at Worcester, Stephen Marchaunt made a bond with him in £22, payable at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 1449. However, he has not paid, to his damage of 40m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: SM granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary. SM appoints John Heansell as attorney.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Worcester < Worcestershire < England (initial) 26/08/1448
(due) 09/09/1449 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Heansell (m) Attorney of defendant
Maurice Sherman (m) Worcester < Worcestershire < England Plaintiff
Stephen Marchaunt (m) Citizen Draper London < England Defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 415d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: Worcestershire
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Maurice Sherman states that on 26 August 1448, at Worcester, Robert Bertyn made a bond with him in £22, payable at Easter then next. However, he has not paid, to his damage of 40m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: RB granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary. RB appoints John Heansell as attorney.

Postea text: 6 further licences to imparl, to octave of Michaelmas 1452.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Worcester < Worcestershire < England (initial) 26/08/1448
(due) 13/04/1449 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Heansell (m) Attorney of defendant
Maurice Sherman (m) Worcester < Worcestershire < England Plaintiff
Robert Bertyn (m) Citizen Draper London < England Defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 415d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: Worcestershire
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Maurice Sherman states that on 26 August 1448, at Worcester, Stephen Marchaunt made a bond with him in £22, payable at Easter then next. However, he has not paid, to his damage of 40m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: SM granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary. SM appoints John Heansell as attorney.

Postea text: 6 further licences to imparl, to octave of Michaelmas 1452.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Worcester < Worcestershire < England (initial) 26/08/1448
(due) 13/04/1449 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Heansell (m) Attorney of defendant
Maurice Sherman (m) Worcester < Worcestershire < England Plaintiff
Stephen Marchaunt (m) Citizen Draper London < England Defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 420

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond; Loan; Safe keeping

Pleading: William Hiche and Edward Asshebury state that on 29 May 1439, at Pinner, Henry Broke made two bonds with them, each in £12 14s, payable at Michaelmas then next, and also borrowed a further 12s, payable on request. However, he has not paid any of these sums, totalling £26, to their damage of £20. They show the two bonds in court.

Pleading: HB states that, regarding the 12s loan, he does not owe this 12s or any money as claimed. Parties on country. And regarding the other £25 8s, he states that he ought not be bound by these bonds, as he made the bonds, sealed them and delivered them as schedules to a certain Walter Merssh for safekeeping, until a certain William Broke, also named in the bonds, should seal them and deliver them to the plaintiffs. And he says that Walter Merssh delivered these bonds to the plaintiffs without them being sealed by William Broke, and thus he states that the bonds are not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Hilary. Bonds to remain in safe-keeping of Henry Filongley.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Pinner < Middlesex < England (initial) 29/05/1439
(due) 29/09/1439 < Michaelmas
Loan Pinner < Middlesex < England (initial) 29/05/1439
Bond Pinner < Middlesex < England (initial) 29/05/1439
(due) 29/09/1439 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edward Asshebury (m) Citizen Stockfishmonger London < England Plaintiff
Henry Broke (m) Merchant (lately of) London < England Defendant
Henry Filongley (m) King's Clerk Official
John Tanfeld (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Levermore (m) Attorney of defendant
Walter Merssh (m) Other
William Broke (m) Other
William Hiche (m) Citizen Stockfishmonger London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 434d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: 60s
Case type: Arbitration; Reckoning of account

Pleading: John Segeforth states that on 20 November 1437 Edmund Wychyngham accounted with him for various sums of money received by EW for JS before that date, and was found to be in arrears by 5m 6s 8d. However, JW has not paid this sum, to his damage of 60s.

Pleading: EW states that on 10 January 1439, at Fishley in Norfolk, he placed himself in the arbitration of Robert Marsham and Geoffrey Walle, arbiters, on this and other matters, and they adjudged that the trespasses committed by EW against JS outweighed those committed by JS against EW, and hence ordained that EW should pay JS 20s, and that all offences would then be quit. EW states that he immediately paid JS this 20s.

Pleading: JS states that there was no such arbitration and judgment between him and EW in the manner claimed. Enquiry by country, sheriff of Norfolk to have jury here at octave of Hilary.

Postea text: 3 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Trinity 1451.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to quindene of Hilary 1454, nisi prius they come before William Yelverton, JCP, at Norwich on 8 January 1454. On this day EW came, justices sent record that on that day, before WY and William Waytes, EW came, JS did not come. JS to take nothing, amerced for false claim. EW sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Peter Westcheap < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 20/11/1437
Arbitration Fishley < Norfolk < England (initial) 10/01/1439
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Edmund Wychyngham (m) Gentleman Woodrising < Norfolk < England Defendant
Geoffrey Walle (m) Arbitrator
John Knot (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Segeforth (m) Plaintiff
Robert Marsham (m) Arbitrator
Thomas Spyrk (m) Attorney of defendant
William Waytes (m) Justice
William Yelverton (m) Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 444

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Debt; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: John Thorston amerced for many defaults. Edmund, Abbot of Westminster, states that he was seised of an annual pension of 20s by right of his house, payable quarterly, from the hands of John Thorston, master of the college of St Lawrence Pountney, London, as his predecessors had always been seised from the hands of JT and his predecessors, masters and parsons of that church. However, seven years before the date of his original writ, dated 1 January 1450, the present master withdrew this payment, and has refused to pay, to his damage of £20.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Writ England (initial) 01/01/1450
Annuity St Lawrence Pountney < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Edmund Kirton (m) Abbot Westminster [abbey] Westminster < Middlesex < England Plaintiff
John Bust (m) Attorney of defendant
John Thorston (m) Master of House St Lawrence Pountney [college] London < St Lawrence Pountney < England Defendant
Richard Levermore (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 444

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: Kent
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Breach of Statute; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Matthew, William and Thomas Philip, citing the terms of the statute of 1429 relating to the use of an assize of novel disseisin or writ of trespass against those making unlawful disseisin of property [8 Henry VI, c.9], state that on 11 September 1450 John Aleyn and Robert Aleyn, together with William Carpenter, forcibly, and with 20 men arrayed for war, disseised them of a messuage and 14 acres of land in Herne, in contempt of the king, against the form of the statute and to their damage of £20.

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

Postea text: 10 further licences to imparl, to octave of Michaelmas 1453

Events
Type Place Date
Breach of Statute
Disseisin
Herne < Kent < England (initial) 11/09/1450
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Hugh Brent (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Aleyn (m) Husbandman Herne < Kent < England Defendant
John Symons (m) Attorney of defendant
Matthew Philip (m) Citizen Goldsmith London < England Plaintiff
Robert Aleyn (m) Yeoman (lately of) Herne < Kent < England Defendant
Thomas Philip (m) Plaintiff
William Carpenter (m) Carpenter Herne < Kent < England Accessory
William Philip (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 447d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Thomas Davy states that on 31 March 1447 Hugh Curtenay bought from him 20½ yards of black woollen cloth, one yard of blue woollen cloth and 48 yards of blue woollen cloth for £7, payable on request, and on 26 October 1438 he bought a further 16 yards of russet coloured cloth, for 51s 9d, also payable on request. However, HC has not paid any of this debt, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: HC states that he does not owe TD this or any money as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Hilary.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to octave of the Purification 1451.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 31/03/1447
Sale of Goods St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 26/10/1438
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Gilly (m) Attorney of defendant
Hugh Curtenay (m) Knight (lately of) Boconnoc < Cornwall < England Defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Davy (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 448d

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Memorandum that Thomas Broun appeared on 16 October this term (1450) and showed his bill against Nicholas Delrowe, attorney of the bench as follows. TB states that on 26 December 1449 Nicholas Delrowe made two bonds with him, one in 50s payable at Hilary next, and another in 10m payable at the feast of the Purification next. However, ND has not paid either debt, to his damage of £20. He shows the bonds in court. Pledges to prosecute named.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 26/12/1449
(due) 02/02/1450 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Bond St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 26/12/1449
(due) 13/01/1450 < St Hilary
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Lowe (m) Surety of Plaintiff
Nicholas Delrowe (m) Gentleman Attorney Common Pleas [court] (lately of) London < England Defendant
Richard More (m) Surety of Plaintiff
Thomas Broune alias Thomas Broun (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/759, rot. 452

Term: Michaelmas 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: Roger Necton states that on 1 September 1444 he and Luke Suragh accounted together for various things ('rebus') received between them, and LS was found to be in arrears to RN in 45s. This was to be paid on request, but LS has not paid this sum, to his damage of 40s.

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

Case notes: See also rot 320.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Mary Abchurch < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 01/09/1444
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bust (m) Attorney of defendant
John Danyel (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Luke Suragh (m) Tailor London < England Defendant
Roger Necton (m) Plaintiff