Plea Rolls for Staffordshire: 16 Edward II

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Staffordshire Historical Collections, Vol. 10, Part 1. Originally published by Staffordshire Record Society, London, 1889.

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Coram Rege. Mich., 16 E. II.

Staff. The process being continued against Nicholas Ernald of Codenovere, and Richard de Tuttebury for breaking with others into the Castle of Dudley, and carrying away feloniously £1,000 in money; it was testified that they had escaped from the custody of William de Segrave, the Marshall, on the Thursday before the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 15 E. II., at Northstreete in the City of York. A jury was therefore empannelled from the said City to enquire whether the said William had consented to their escape, and returned a verdict that he had not done so. The Sheriff of York was ordered to arrest the said Nicholas and Richard, and produce them before the King, at the Octaves of Hillary. m. Rex, 19.

Coram Rege. Hillary, 16 E. II.

Salop. Geoffrey de Wolsele, Parson of the Church of Chetelton, made fine of 6s. 8d. with the King for a trespass committed against Philip de Say, Parson of the Church of Hodynet, against the King's peace.

Derb. William Benedicite, Richard Averil, William de Draycote, and Philip de Somerville were attached at the suit of Walter de Monte Gomery for taking by force three of his horses worth £10 from Edenynghale and driving them to Alrewas in co. Stafford, where they were impounded, on the Monday after the Feast of St. Bartholomew, 14 E. II., and for which he claimed £40 as damages.

The defendants appeared by attorney and denied the trespass and injury, and stated that the said vill of Edenynghale was in two counties, viz., in cos. Derby and Stafford, and they found the horses in the co. of Stafford within the vill of Edenynghale committing damage, and they impounded them as was lawful, and they appealed to a jury which is to be summoned for three weeks from Easter. m. 57.

Derb. The Sheriff had been ordered to arrest Walter Wyther of Ilom and Joan his wife, and Hugh, William and John, the sons of the said Walter, and to produce them at this term to answer the appeal of Agnes formerly wife of Robert le Fitz Thomas for the death of Robert her husband; and the Sheriff returned they could not be found. And the said Agnes being solemnly called up to the fourth day did not appear to prosecute her appeal. She is therefore to be arrested, and the Sheriff was commanded to apprehend the said William (sic), John and Hugh, William, and John, and produce them coram Rege at the Quindene of Easter to answer to the King for the said death. m. 1, Rex.