Staffordshire Historical Collections, Vol. 10, Part 1. Originally published by Staffordshire Record Society, London, 1889.
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Coram Rege. Mich., 6 E. II.
Staff. William de Mere appeared against William Coyne of Weston, Robert Durant, and four others named, in a plea, that they had abducted by force, William son and heir of Nicholas de Thycknes, from Norton-under-Kev-remund, who was under age, and whose marriage belonged to him. None of the defendants appeared, and the Sheriff was ordered to distrain and produce them at the Octaves of Hillary, and in the meantime to make diligent enquiry within his bailiwick for the said heir, and if found to produce him at the same date. m. 42, dorso.
Coram Rege. Hillary, 6 E. II.
Staff. William de Wyldemor, William le Kyng, William son of Thomas de Burghton, Henry de Couleye, senior, Adam de Morton, William de Morton, and twelve others named, were attached to answer the plea of Thomas son of Jordan de Flosbrok, that they had broken forcibly into his close at Northbury near Newport on the Tuesday before the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord, 5 E. II., and cut down his trees, for which he claimed £20 as damages. The defendants appeared and denied the trespass and injury, and stated they were commoners of the vill of Northbury, and because the said Thomas, son of Jordan, had enclosed their common of pasture with a fence and ditch, appropriating it to himself, they had thrown down the fence, as was lawful, and they appealed to a jury.
And the said Thomas son of Jordan stated that the defendants had broken down his fences on his several close, and cut down his trees as stated, and he appealed to a jury which is to be summoned for the Quindene of Easter. m. 49.
Staff. Roger de Clungunford, Chaplain, Thomas Hemery of Tamworth, William de Clungunford Serjaunt, and seven others named, were attached to answer the plea of Thomas de Kirkeby, Clerk, that they had insulted him in the vill of Castle Stafford, on the Thursday, the Vigil of the Assumption, 3 E. II., and taken and imprisoned him until he had resigned by compulsion the Chapel of Castle Stafford, and for which he claimed £300 as damages. The defendants appeared and denied the trespass and injury, and appealed to a jury which is to be summoned for three weeks from Easter. m. 55.
Coram Rege. Easter, 6 E. II.
Staff. Alice daughter of Thomas of the Bach appeared against William son of Adam Brun of Talk in a plea of rape and breach of the King's peace; the defendant did not appear and the Sheriff had been ordered to attach him and returned he could not be found and held nothing within his bailiwick. He was therefore ordered to arrest him and produce him Coram Rege at the Octaves of Trinity. m. 17.