Coram Rege. Mich., 3 E. II.
Staff. William de Gauleye, John Dod, Richard Jonesmandod, Alan
Mile, Henry de Otherton, Chaplain, Henry de Cotun, and 6 others (named)
were attached to answer the plea of Hugh le Blund, that they had cut down
and carried away by force, on the Thursday after the Feast of St. Edward,
2 E. II, his oak trees, ash trees, poplars and willows, from Pencrich, to the
value of 100s. The defendants pleaded that they were the servants of
Magister Richard de Havering, Dean of the King's free chapel of Pencrich
and that the said Hugh had raised a fence on the common of the said Dean
and had planted trees on it to the injury of the said Dean, and that they had
removed the trees as was lawful. Hugh stated he had planted the trees on
his own soil and appealed to a jury which is to be summoned for the Octaves
of the Purification. m. 79.
Staff. William Illore (Hillary) Roger his son, John and Robert, brothers
of Roger, William de Luttelhay, Robert Williames, Richard Jones, Clement
de Blockeswych, William de Shareshull, William Asketel, Robert Syward,
Richard Milleson, Richard Aleyns, and nineteen others (named) were attached
to answer the plea of Walter le Marchis, that they had thrown down his
fence at Blockeswych vi et armis on the Sunday after the Feast of the Close
of Easter 2 E. II., and for which he claimed 100s. as damages. Most of
the defendants denied the injury, and William Illore, William Jones, Clement
de Blockeswych, William de Shareshulf, Richard le White-Smyth, William
son of William, son of Richard, and Robert atte Hethe, stated that they were
tenants in the vill of Waleshale, of which Blockeswych is a hamlet, and they
had common appurtenant to it in the said vill, and the said Walter had
recently raised a fence on the said common to exclude their cattle, and they
had thrown it down as was lawful, and they appealed to a jury. The said
Walter admitted that the said William and the others above named were
tenants in Waleshale, but denied that they had rights of common, and he stated
that the Lords of the said vill of Blockeswych had given to him forty acres of
the waste of the vill and he had enclosed it according to the statute, and he
appealed to a jury which is to be summoned for three weeks from Easter. m. 107.
Staff. A writ of certiorari bringing into the court a fine levied in 35 E. I.
between William de Hynkele, plaintiff, and John de Hynkele and Joan his
wife, deforciants of a messuage, a mill, two carucates of land, five acres of
meadow, sixty acres of wood, and £13 16s. 8d. of rent in Aston, near Stone,
Burghstone, and Wyllanescroft, in which fine the said John and Joan
acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of the said William and for
which William gave them 100 marks, and the Sheriff had been ordered to
summon the said John and Joan to be in court at this date, viz.,—on the
octaves of St. Martin, to show cause why the terms of the fine should not be
carried out, and they did not appear, and the Sheriff returned that he had
delivered the writ of scire facias by Gilbert de Aston and Henry son of John
Geffrey. The Sheriff was therefore ordered to give the said William full
seizin of the said tenements, according to the form of the fine. m. 111.
Staff. John Godblod of Lungenore, and Leucia his wife, and Richard and
Hugh, sons of the said John, William Moycock, John son of Thomas le fitzHerbert of Somersale, and sixteen others (named) were attached to answer
the plea of Henry le fitzHerbert, that they had come vi et armis on the
Thursday after the Feast of the Assumption, 2 E. II, and had cut and
carried away his corn from Alstonfeld to the value of £20. The defendants
appeared and denied the trespass and appealed to a jury which is to be
summoned for the octaves of Hillary. m. 68, dorso.
Coram Rege. Hillary, 3 E. II.
Staff. Joan, formerly wife of John de Langeford (Longford) and Nicholas
her son, Richard de Pontefract, Robert Nicholesman and Henry his brother,
and Adam Scot were attached to answer the plea of Henry le Maresehall of
Ethelaston, Clerk, that they had beaten, wounded, and ill-treated him at
Ethelaston (Ellastone) on the Friday before the Feast of Palms, 2 E. II., and
for which he claimed £40 as damages. The said Joan and the others appeared
and denied the trespass and injury, and appealed to a jury which is to be summoned for a month from Easter. m. 80.
Salop. Whereas William son of Michael de Morton had acknowledged
that he owed to William Hostage, Chaplain, £10, which should have been
paid at the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula, 34 E. I., and the Sheriff had
been ordered to deliver to the said William Hostage all the goods and chattels
of the said William son of Michael, and likewise all the lands and tenements
of the said William excepting those which should fall to the heir of the said
William son of Michael when under age (sic) and the Sheriff returned that
he had caused the good and chattels of the said William son of Michael to be
appraised, and they had been appraised at £11, but that they were sufficient
to defray the debts and the costs of the said William Hostage, but that the
said goods and chattels remained with the said William son of Michael,
because neither the said William Hostage nor any one in his name had
appeared to receive the said goods when they were appraised. And the
return of the Sheriff being considered insufficient, a writ of fieri facias was
sent to the coroner of the County to raise £11 from the goods and chattels of
the said William son of Michael, and to pay the said sum into court at the
Quindene of Easter. m. 85, dorso.
Leyc. Thomas de Rydeware, Richard son of Hugh Malyn, Edmund de
Griseleye and John his brother, John de la Bache, Robert de Sautry, Robert
de Pipe, Andrew Wychard, Geoffrey Wychard, and twenty-two others named,
were attached to answer the plea of the Abbot of Mirevalle that they had
forcibly prostrated his fence at Oversheyle on the Monday before the Feast of
St. Gregory 2 E. II., at a place called Shortwode, and cut down and carried
away his trees, viz., oak and ash trees to the value of 100s. and for which he
claimed £10 as damages. And the said Thomas de Rydeware and the others
appeared and denied the injury and trespass, and the said Thomas de Rydeware,
Andrew Wychard, and Geoffrey Wychard stated that they were commoners
of the said vill of Overescheyle, and because the said Abbot had raised a fence
on the common pasture of the vill, they had prostrated it as was lawful, and
they appealed to a jury, and the said Richard son of Hugh and the others
stated they were homagers and servants of the said Thomas, Andrew, and
Geoffrey, and had acted under their orders. And the Abbot stated that he
had raised the fence on his severalty and not on the common pasture of the
vill and he appealed to a jury. The Sheriff was ordered to summon a jury
for three weeks from Easter. A postscript states that at Trinity term
4 E. II., a jury returned a verdict in favour of the Abbot, with damages at
£10. m. 1, dorso.
Coram Rege. Easter, 3 E. II.
Staff. Robert Moriz of Ricardescote, Richard son of Henry Kerry of
Rikardescote, and two others named were attached to answer the plea of William
Bagot, that they had come vi et armis on the Monday after the Invention of the
Holy Cross, 2 E. II., and taken his oxen, cows, and sheep from his common
pasture at Rycardescote, and unlawfully impounded them, so that the greater
part of them died of hunger, and for which he claimed 100 marks for damages.
The defendants denied the trespass and appealed to a jury, which is to be
summoned for the morrow of St. John the Baptist. m. 43.
Staff. The same William sued Richard le Palmere of Burton, and William
le Palmere for taking his cattle from his common-pasture at Burton on the
Friday after the Invention of the Holy Cross, 2 E. II., and detaining them in
a pound until the greater part of them died of hunger and for which he claimed
100 marks as damages. The defendants denied the trespass and appealed to
a jury which is to be summoned for the same date. m. 43.
Staff. William Tuchet appeared in Court and acknowledged he had
received from Roger Trumwyne, Sheriff of Salop and Stafford £100 which the
said Sheriff had raised by the King's writ from the temporalities of the
Bishopric of Coventry and Lichfield in part payment of £500, which he had
recovered against Bishop Walter de Langton for damages he had sustained by
a trespass committed by the said Bishop against him at the Stone Cross, outside the bar of the New Temple in London, and of which the said Bishop had
been convicted before a jury at Wyndesore. He likewise acknowledged he
had received from the same Roger £130 6s. 8d. from the same temporalities
on account of the same trespass.
Jordan de Bradeford appeared in Court and acknowledged he had received
from the same Roger in his own name and in the name of Benedict de Staunton £48, which the said Sheriff had raised from the temporalities of the See
of Coventry and Lichfield, and which they had recovered from Walter de
Langeton the Bishop, during the time he was the King's Treasurer, as damages
for a trespass committed against them by the said Bishop in co. Chester, and
of which the said Bishop had been convicted before the King's Justices at
Wyndesore. m. 75.