Sheriffs' Court Roll, 1320
Membrane 21 (transcript pp.78-79)

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'Sheriffs' Court Roll, 1320: Membrane 21 (transcript pp.78-79)', London Sheriffs Court Roll 1320. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=119339 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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Alice Shakeloke was attached to answer John of Bredestrete in a plea of trespass. The pl. complains that the said Alice, on Monday after the feast of St. Peter ad vincula, 14 Edward II [2nd August, 1320], came to his house in Cordewanerstrete, and carried off against his will a [blank] cup worth 20s. The def. puts herself upon a jury. A jury of the venue of Cordewanerstrete is summoned, and because the def. cannot find pledges to appear to hear the verdict she is committed to prison. Afterwards she is mainprised by Walter of Balsham and John atte Marche.


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William Fikeys, 'meter', was attached to answer Robert Gos and Lucy his wife in a plea of trespass. The pls. complain that on Tuesday after the feast of SS. Peter and Paul, 13 Edward II [1st July, 1320], at Queenhithe, London, the def. assaulted them with force and arms, beating them with a stick. The def. puts himself upon his country. Afterwards the jury came and returned a verdict of guilty, assessing the pls.' damaged at 5s. The def. was committed to prison until he shall have paid the said damages and the fine due to the king, but he paid the 5s. at once in court and made fine etc.
patria John le Heymongere and Margery his wife were attached to answer Thomas of Rauseleye and Alice his wife in a plea of trespass. The pls. complain that on Monday after the feast of St. Peter ad Vincula, 14 Edward II [2nd July, 1320], in the par. of St. Sepulchre within Newgate, the defs. assaulted them, to their damage 100s. The defs. put themselves upon their country. Therefore let a jury of the venue of Newgate within be summoned. The defs. are mainprised by John Cook and Robert of Gonneby.
lex ad quindenam Roger le Barbier of Candelwikstrete waged his law v. Ralph of Dallynge upon the charge that he is bound to the said Ralph in 7s. 6d, viz. in 5s. for 30 boards bought from him in London about the feast of St. Katherine, 13 Edward II [25th November, 1319], and 2s. 6d. for a kerchief ['flammeum'] purchased from him at the same time.
[m. 21d.] Walter le Callere sues Henry of Mortelake and Simon le Callere, executors of the will of Beatrix atte Burgate, for 6m. which they owe him. He complains that the said Beatrice, during her life time, bound herself by a deed dated the feast of St. John the Baptist, 25 Edward I [24th June, 1297], at la Bordehawe in London, to pay the said Walter or his attorney at Michaelmas, 27 Edward I [1299], the sum aforesaid, unless she should-
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-remit and release to the same Walter two years of his apprenticeship. This bond her executors refuse to execute. The defs. come and deny that the bond produced by the pl. is the deed of the said Beatrix, and put themselves upon their country. Afterwards a jury of the venue of the market at le Burgate comes and returns that the aforesaid bond is the deed of the said Beatrix. Therefore it is adjudged that the pl. recover the said 6m. and that the defs. be in mercy for unjust detention.
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Robert of Newmarket, chaplain, was attached to answer John le Glovere in a plea of trespass. The pl. complains that on Monday after the feast of St. Lawrence, 14 Edward II [14th July, 1320], the def. came to his house beside St. Augustine's Gate near St. Paul's, entered with force and arms, assaulted him, the pl., and carried off goods, viz. five white sheep-skins and seven pairs of gloves worth 5s., to his damage £20. The def. comes and says that he did not enter the def.'s house with force and arms, but came as renter of John de la Chaumbre to take pledges for arrears of rent amounting to 5s. He denies that he beat the pl. or did anything against the king's peace, and thereupon puts himself upon his country. Afterwards a jury of the venue of St. Augustine's Gate comes and returns a verdict of not guilty. Robert, who was mainprised by John de la Chaumbre is adjudged sine die, and John le Glover in mercy.
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William le Foundour was attached to answer William of Taurige in a plea of trespass. The pl. complains that on Monday after the feast of St. Lawrence, 14 Edward II [14th July, 1320], the def. assaulted him near Philippeslane in the par. of Aldermannebury and pursued him thence to Wodestrete, beating him and tearing his hood, to his damage £10. 0. 0. The def. puts himself upon his country. A jury representative of the pars. of both Phelippeslane and Wodestrete comes and returns a verdict of not guilty. Def. sine die; pl. in mercy.
patria A jury of the par. of St. Peter of Wodestrete is summoned to recognize whether Roger of Lyncolne, goldsmith, on Friday after the feast of the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 14 Edward II [11thJuly, 1320], assaulted Robert de la Porte with force and arms, to his damage £20. 0. 0. Roger is mainprised by Robert le White, Thomas of Buri and John le Ken.