CP40/646
Trinity term 1422

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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/646, rot. 101

Term: Trinity 1422
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: Miles F. claims that Thomas R. used force and arms to break his house at London, as well as seize and carry off goods and chattels to the value of 100s. The goods taken were namely: 4 tablecloths; 6 towels; one girdle bound with silver; 10 ounces of broken silver; and 2 forcers. Damages are claimed at £20.

Pleading: TR says that he is innocent and puts himself upon the country, and MF puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come later in Trinity term 1422. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Herberd (m) Baker London < England Surety for defendant
John Kynggescote (m) Sergeant London < England Surety for defendant
John Steward (m) Chandler London < England Surety for defendant
Miles Faunte (m) Plaintiff
Robert Stelton (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Racheford (m) Brewer London < England Defendant
William Caumbrigge (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/646, rot. 105

Term: Trinity 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: William S. claims that John F. and Margaret W., executors of the will of Roger W., owe him £10 per a bond made between WS and the late RW. Damages are claimed at £10. Bond shown in court. And upon this WS says that the bond was made at London etc.

Pleading: Executors JF and MW say that the force of the bond ought not hold because at the time of it's making the late RW was imprisoned by WS and other of his coven at Melton, Suffolk.

Pleading: WS says that the late RW was a free man at the time of the bond's making and seeks inquiry upon the country, and JF with MW put themselves likewise. Order to the sheriff of Suffolk to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1422.

Postea text: postea 1 - prior to Michaelmas term 1422 king Henry V died, and so WS comes before the court and seeks a new writ of the sheriff of London to re-arrest JF and MW to be at this court to hear judgement in Hilary term 1423, and also a writ of the sheriff of Suffolk to make a jury come in the same term.

Postea text: postea 2 - continuance between the parties as far as Easter term 1423.

Postea text: postea 3 - plaintiff WS comes but defendants JF and MW do not, therefore the jury is to be taken against them in default. The case is respited as far as Trinity term 1423 so that the jury can be placed etc.

Events
Type Place Date
Imprisonment Melton < Suffolk < England (initial) 13/07/1420
Bond St John Walbrook < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 13/07/1420
(due) 01/08/1420 < St Peter ad Vincula
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Filbrigge (m) Knight Playford < Suffolk < England Defendant, Executor
John Stiward (m) Attorney of defendant
Margaret Wethirden (f) Gentlewoman Playford < Suffolk < England Defendant, Executor
Roger Wethirden (m) dec. Testator
William Stokeman (m) Citizen Skinner London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/646, rot. 117d

Term: Trinity 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 60s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Thomas C. claims that 'John Wize of Batyngdon, Oxfordshire' owes him 40s arising from the sale of one piece of 'Flemish cloth' containing 48 ells, which JW bought but did not pay for. Damages are claimed at 60s.

Pleading: JW says that where as TC's writ supposed him to be JW 'of Batyngdon in Oxfordshire', there is in fact no vill, hamlet, nor other place in Oxfordshire by that name. JW seeks judgment on the writ.

Pleading: TC says that there is such a place as 'Batyngdon' in Oxfordshire and seeks inquiry upon the country, and JW seeks likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come in [term left blank]. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Case notes: This case probably revolves around the correct spelling of the location 'Bainton', Oxfordshire, but it is impossible to say for sure.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Lawrence Jewry < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 13/08/1419
(due) 25/12/1419 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bray (m) Gentleman Croydon < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
John Wize (m) Chapman 'Batyngdon' < Oxfordshire < England Defendant
Stephen Weryng (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Balle (m) Barber Shrewsbury < Shropshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Clevehand (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Neuton (m) Mercer London < England Surety for defendant
un-named (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/646, rot. 119

Term: Trinity 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £500
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Gilbert Melton and his wife Isabel, formerly Isabel Gloucestre, widow, state that on 7 May 1417, John Assheburnam, now deceased, made a bond with Isabel, when she was a single woman, in 500m, payable at the feast of SS Peter and Paul then next. However, neither JA nor his executors have paid this sum, either to Isabel before her marriage or to the plaintiffs after their marriage, to their damage of £500. They show the bond in court, saying that it was made in London, in the parish of St Anne, Aldersgate ward.

Pleading: Defendants granted licence to imparl to quindene of Michaelmas.

Case notes: See also related later cases on CP 40/649, rot 110d and CP 40/650, rot 393d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Anne and St Agnes < Aldersgate Ward < London < England (initial) 07/05/1417
(due) 29/06/1417 < SS Peter & Paul
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Gilbert Melton (m) Plaintiff
Isabel Gloucestre alias Isabel Melton (f) Plaintiff
John Assheburnam (m) dec. Esquire Sussex < England Testator
John Halle (m) Gentleman Hellingly < Sussex < England Defendant, Executor
Robert Redyng (m) Gentleman Boreham < Sussex < England Defendant, Executor
Robert Yerd (m) Gentleman 'Wyslyngham' < Kent < England Defendant, Executor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/646, rot. 138

Term: Trinity 1422
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: Thomas H. and his wife Joan H. claim that Roger S. and his wife Joan S. unjustly detain their chattels to the value of 100s. TH and JH say that they gave these chattels to JS for safe keeping whilst she was a single woman, and that the defendants will not return them. The chattels in question are namely: one pair of jugs (unam par obbarum) containing 16 gallons; one pair of jugs (obbarum) called 'stage bottles' containing 4 gallons; one pair of jugs (obbarum) containing 10 gallons; 20 forms; and 2 forms called 'collock forms'. Damages are claimed at £10.

Pleading: [no counterplea entered]

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Giles < Middlesex < England (initial) 19/08/1415
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
[omitted] [omitted] (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Joan Hynstoke (f) Plaintiff
Joan Sergeant (f) London < England Defendant
Roger Sergeant (m) Bottle-maker London < England Defendant
Thomas Hynstoke (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/646, rot. 160

Term: Trinity 1422
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Assault; Imprisonment

Pleading: Philip Tyrell claims that on 30/03/1421 Thomas Metford and his wife Ellen Metford forcibly assaulted the same William (sic) at London and imprisoned the same William (sic) for the four days then next following. Damages are claimed at 20m.

Pleading: TM and EM say that they are innocent and put themselves upon the country, and PT puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1422. Pledges are named for the defendants.

Case notes: This entry is confused, citing the plaintiff as Philip but the victim as 'the same William'.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
Imprisonment
St Anne and St Agnes < Aldersgate Ward < London < England (initial) 30/03/1421
(due) 03/04/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Ellen Metford (f) London < England Defendant
John Fynyan (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
Lawrence Sutton (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Philip Tyrell (m) Brewer London < England Plaintiff
Robert Hoper (m) Draper London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Metford (m) Brewer London < England Defendant
Thomas Wotton (m) Hurrer London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/646, rot. 230

Term: Trinity 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Damages awarded: 6s 8d
Costs: 6s 8d
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: John N. claims that William W. owes him 40s per a bond. Damages are claimed at 100s. Bond shown in court. And upon this JN says that the bond was made at London etc.

Pleading: WW says that the force of the bond ought not hold because he was imprisoned by JN and his fellows at Puckridge, Hertfordshire, at the time of the bond's making.

Pleading: JN says that WW was a free man a the time of the bond's making and seeks inquiry upon the country. Order to the sheriff of Hertfordshire to make a jury come at the octave of Michaelmas 1422. Pledges named for the defendant.

Postea text: postea 1 - prior to Michaelmas term 1422 Henry V died and so in Michaelmas term 1422 JN came to this court and sought a writ of the sheriff of London to re-arrest WW to be here at the quindene of Martinmas 1422 to hear judgment. JN also sought a new writ of the sheriff of Hertfordshire to have a jury to this court in the same term.

Postea text: postea 2 - continuance between the parties as far as Easter term 1424. Plaintiff JM and defendant WW come in their own persons, as well as a jury. The jury says on oath that WW was not imprisoned at the time of the bond's making. Therefore JN is to recover the aforesaid debt and damages of 6s 8d, plus costs of 3s 4d. And upon this, JN asks that the justices increase his award for costs and the justices decide that JN is to have an additional 3s 4d for costs. Therefore, in total, JN is to recover the debt, 6s 8d damages, and 6s 8d in costs.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Giles without Cripplegate < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 10/05/1420
(due) 14/07/1420
Imprisonment Puckeridge < Hertfordshire < England (initial) 10/05/1420
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Barry (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Nasynge (m) Citizen Girdler London < England Plaintiff
John Payn (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Bukland (m) Gentleman Pontefract < Yorkshire < England Surety for defendant
Richard Thornburgh (m) Gentleman Ripon < Yorkshire < England Surety for defendant
William Westacre (m) Yeoman Puckeridge < Hertfordshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/646, rot. 230

Term: Trinity 1422
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: John U. claims that Richard S. unjustly detains a certain book called the 'Gestum Romanorum' worth 40s which he gave to RS for safe keeping on 10/07/1420 and which RS will not return. Damages are claimed at 100s.

Pleading: RS says that he does not detain the aforesaid book and offers his law, to be made in Michaelmas term 1422. Pledges of law are named.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 10/07/1420
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Brigge (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Urry (m) Clerk Plaintiff
John Waleys (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Storm (m) Carrier Norwich < Norfolk < England Defendant
William Norwych (m) Surety of law (compurgator)

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/646, rot. 301

Term: Trinity 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other); Detinue
Damages claimed: £200
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Detention of goods

Pleading: John Cleye claims that Robert O. and Thomas Walsham, administrators of the goods and chattels of Richard Cleye who died intestate, unjustly detain £20 and a certain chest containing charters, writings, and other muniments. John Cleye says that on 10/05/1402 a certain Thomas Wolrich made an indenture whereby he apprenticed himself to John Cleye for a term of seven years commencing at the Nativity of St John the Baptist 1402; and by which the late Richard Cleye obliged himself to JC in £20. (The terms of the apprenticeship agreement are given at length: Thomas Wolrich was to serve John Cleye faithfully, day and night, keep the secrets of the art [of drapery], not fornicate in his master's house etc, whilst John Cleye was to have Thomas Wolrich as apprentice according to the customs of London, to provide Thomas Wolrich with food, linen and woollen vestments, shoes, a bed, and instruction in the craft excepting the first year in which the apprentice ought to find all that is necessary etc.) John Cleye says that he faithfully held to his part of the agreement, educating and providing for Thomas Wolrich etc., although Thomas Wolrich withdrew from John Cleye's service on 27/04/1403. However, the late Richard Cleye did not pay him the aforesaid £20, and nor have his administrators. Further, John Cleye says that on 01/11/1403 he gave to the late Richard Cleye for safe keeping a chest, containing a certain charter by which Giles A. granted to Richard N., father of John Cleye (whose heir John Cleye is ), one messuage and 28 acres of land in Cley-next-the-Sea in Norfolk, as well as 2 acres of meadow in Bayfield, Norfolk. A fine concerning part of which property was raised in the court of Edward III, in Easter term 1361, before justice William F. and his fellow justices; and in Trinity term 1361a case was recorded before the same justice (WF) between plaintiffs RN and his wife MN, and deforciants Roger Cokkere and his wife Isabel C., in which Roger Cokkere of Cley-next-the-Sea and his wife Isabel C. recognized the aforesaid tenement and one acre of the aforesaid land to be the right of RN and his wife Matilda N., which RN and MN had by way of the gift of Roger Cokkere and IC. Roger Cokkere and his wife IC also warranted the property against all persons etc. Also contained in the aforesaid chest were other charters, writings, and muniments. John Cleye says that the defendants refuse to return this chest. Damages concerning the aforesaid £20 debt and the detention of the chest with charters etc. are claimed at £200. One part of the aforesaid indenture of apprenticeship is presented to the court, sealed by Thomas Wolrich and Richard Cleye. Noted that the indenture does not say where it was made, but John Cleye say it was made at London etc.

Pleading: RO and Thomas Wolrich say that administration of the goods and chattels of the late Richard Cleye was granted to a certain John L. who, together with RO and TW, made administration of diverse goods and chattels of the late Richard Cleye. However, JL is not named on the writ, and so RO and TW seek judgment on the writ (concerning the aforesaid £20 debt). Concerning the supposed detention of the aforesaid chest with charters etc. RO and TW say that concerning the charters etc. contained in the aforesaid chest the process of outlawry does not apply and they seek judgment on the whole writ.

Pleading: John Cleye cannot deny that the inaccuracy of the writ concerning the aforesaid debt (of £20) and seeks licence to bring a new writ. Concerning the detention of the aforesaid chest with charters, John Cleye says that RO and TW have not responded to his suit and seeks judgment, delivery off the chest etc., and damages. The pleadings are read back to the court and understood, and the decision is that John Cleye is to have nothing for his entire writ.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 01/10/1403
Service/employment Contract St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 10/05/1402
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Giles Aylleward (m) Other
Isabel Cokkere (f) Cley-next-the-Sea < Norfolk < England Other
John Cleye (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
John Cobold (m) Attorney of defendant
John Lynford (m) Stalham < Norfolk < England Administrator
Matilda Neubourne (f) Other
Richard Cleye (m) dec. Great Yarmouth < Norfolk < England Intestator
Richard Neubourne (m) Other
Robert Osbern (m) Husbandman Great Yarmouth < Norfolk < England Defendant
Roger Cokkere (m) Cley-next-the-Sea < Norfolk < England Other
Thomas Walsham (m) Husbandman Brumstead < Norfolk < England Defendant
Thomas Wolrich (m) Norwich < Norfolk < England Other
William Fyncheden (m) Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/646, rot. 302d

Term: Trinity 1422
County: Oxfordshire
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Parson John H., William R., and John Selman, executors of the will of Drew B., claim that Thomas P. owes them 43m. Parson JH, WR, and JS say that on 10/01/1412 the late DB made an indenture with TP whereby he demised at farm to TP 'all of his manor of Little Haseley, Oxfordshire, excepting a hall with attached rooms and great stable, together with wardships, marriage dues, reliefs, escheats' for a term of 12 years, commencing in the feast of Michaelmas next following the indenture's making (from Michaelmas 1412). During this period TP was to pay to the late DB 43m annually, at the feasts of Michaelmas and Easter. The plaintiffs say that TP occupied the manor of Little Maseley from the aforesaid Michaelmas 1412 for one whole year, but did not pay the aforesaid 43m farm owed to the late DB. Damages are claimed at £40. Parson JH, WR, and JS present the indenture to the court as well as letters testamentary.

Pleading: TP says that the late DB raised this 43m by way of distraint and puts himself upon the country, and parson JH, WR, and JS put themselves likewise. Order to the sheriff of Oxfordshire to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1422.

Postea text: postea 1 - prior to Michaelmas term 1422 king Henry V died and so in Michaelmas term 1422 parson JH, WR, and JS sought a new writ of the sheriff Oxfordshire to re-summon TP to be before this court to hear judgement in Martinmas 1422 (later in Michaelmas term 1422), and also to make a jury come in the aforesaid term.

Events
Type Place Date
Rental Agreement Great Haseley < Oxfordshire < England (initial) 10/01/1412
(due) < Michaelmas
(due) < Easter
Location of Property Little Haseley < Oxfordshire < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Drew Barentyn (m) dec. Alderman, Citizen Goldsmith London < England Testator
John Hale (m) Parson Meppershall < Bedfordshire < St John Zachary < England alias (lately of) London < St John Zachary < England Executor, Plaintiff
John Selman (m) Executor, Plaintiff
John Stowe (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Persevale (m) Yeoman Little Haseley < Oxfordshire < England Defendant
un-named (m) Attorney of defendant
William Randolf (m) Goldsmith Executor, Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/646, rot. 318

Term: Trinity 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William B. claims that Wormubaldus H. owes him £4 per a bond. Damages are claimed at 100s. Bond shown in court. [parish and ward left blank]

Pleading: WH defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Michaelmas term 1422.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 16/11/1419
(due) 07/04/1420 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Thomas Sutton (m) Attorney of defendant
William Besmere (m) Citizen Goldsmith London < England Plaintiff
William Walden (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Wormubaldus Harlam (m) Citizen Goldsmith York < Yorkshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/646, rot. 377d

Term: Trinity 1422
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John L. claims that Thomas P., executor of the will of Thomas S., owes him 105s 4d per two bonds made between JL and the late TS. One bond of 40s was made on 08/09/1417 and payable in Michaelmas 1417 (29/09/1417). The other bond of £3 5s 4d was made on 20/10/1419 and payable in All Saints 1419 (01/11/1419). Damages are claimed at £20. Bonds shown in court.

Pleading: TP does not acknowledge that the aforesaid bonds are of the late TS's making and says that he was never executor of the will of TS etc.

Pleading: JL says that TP made administration of diverse goods and chattels of the late TS, namely at Ulcombe, Kent. JL seeks inquiry upon the country, and TP seeks likewise. Order to the sheriff of Kent to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1422.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Middlesex < England (initial) 08/09/1417
(due) 29/09/1417 < Michaelmas
Bond Middlesex < England (initial) 20/10/1419
(due) 01/11/1419 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Kneseworth (m) Attorney of defendant
John Lincoln (m) Brewer Saint John's Street < Middlesex < England Plaintiff
Thomas Pike (m) Draper London < England Defendant, Executor
Thomas Seintleger (m) dec. Esquire Kent < England Testator

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/646, rot. 380

Term: Trinity 1422
County: Cambridgeshire
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £200
Case type: Assault

Pleading: John M. (alias John S.) claims that John C. assaulted him at Longstanton, Cambridgeshire, on 01/07/1415. Damages are claimed at £200.

Pleading: JC says that JM is his villein of the Longstanton manor of 'Cheyneys manor', and that William C. and his ancestors, and all of those that have had estate in the manor etc. have been seised of JM and his ancestors as villeins from time immemorial.

Pleading: JM says that he is a free man of free condition and not a villein of JC. JM seeks inquiry upon the country, and JC seeks likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1422.

Postea text: postea 1 - prior to Michaelmas term 1422 king Henry V died and so in Michaelmas term 1422 JM sought a new writ of the sheriff of Cambridgeshire to re-attach JC to be at court to hear judgment in Hilary term 1423, and also to have a jury to the court in the same term.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault Longstanton < Cambridgeshire < England (initial) 01/07/1415
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Cheyne (m) Gentleman Longstanton < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant
John Dunholt (m) Attorney of defendant
John Stanton alias John Michelowe (m) London < England Plaintiff
Warin Ingryth (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Cheyne (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/646, rot. 385

Term: Trinity 1422
County: Kent
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 400m
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: Earl Richard B, lady John B., John P., Walter L., Thomas C., and Richard W. claim that on 10/10/1417, as well as other diverse days and times since then, Walter S. and Richard S. used force and arms to break their close at Erith, Kent, where they felled and carried off trees to the value of £40. The trees taken were namely 10,000 oak trees, 2000 ash trees and 40 poplar trees. Damages are claimed at 400m.

Pleading: WS and RS defends and seek licence to imparl as far as Michaelmas term 1422.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Erith < Kent < England (initial) 10/10/1417
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Joan Beauchamp (f) Lady, Widow Bergavenny [barony] Plaintiff
John Pellam (m) Knight Plaintiff
Richard Beauchamp (m) Earl Warwick [earldom] Warwick < Warwickshire < England Plaintiff
Richard Stawell (m) Woodmonger London < England Defendant
Richard Wiggemore (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Chaucer (m) Plaintiff
un-named (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Walter Lucy (m) Knight Plaintiff
Walter Segrave (m) Woodmonger Southwark < Surrey < England Defendant
William Beauchamp (m) dec. Bergavenny [barony] Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/646, rot. 385

Term: Trinity 1422
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: -
Case type: Detention of goods

Pleading: Margaret Holland, duchess of Clarence, Edmund Mortimer, earl of March, Thomas Montacute, earl of Salisbury, Elizabeth H. who was the wife of John N., Henry B. and his wife Joan B., claim that John S. unjustly detains a certain chest with charters, writings, and other muniments.

Case notes: partial entry

Events
Type Place Date
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Edmund Mortimer (m) Earl March [earldom] Plaintiff
Elizabeth Neville alias Elizabeth Holland (f) Widow Plaintiff
Henry Brounflete (m) Knight Plaintiff
Joan Brounflete (f) Plaintiff
John Neville (m) dec. Knight Other
John Soyce (m) Saddler London < England Defendant
Margaret Holland (f) Duchess Clarence [dukedom] Plaintiff
Thomas Montacute (m) Earl Salisbury [earldom] Plaintiff
un-named (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/646, rot. 434

Term: Trinity 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Elias D. claims that Thomas C. owes him £4 as the unpaid residue of a £4 16s bond. Damages are claimed at £10. ED says that the bond was made at London etc. Bond shown in court.

Pleading: TC defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Michaelmas term 1422. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Colechurch < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 30/04/1410
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Elias Davy (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Richard Horell (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Thornburgh (m) Gentleman Yorkshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Chaumbre (m) Esquire Defendant
William Cobell (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
William Moore (m) Gentleman Lancashire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/646, rot. 434

Term: Trinity 1422
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Taking of goods

Pleading: Thomas S. claims that John T. used force and arms to take one horse worth 40s belonging to TS as well as other goods and chattels to the value of 20m. The goods and chattels taken were namely one saddle with a bridle, one pair of saddle-bags (bouges) and linen and woollen cloth. Damages are claimed at £10.

Pleading: JT says that he is innocent and puts himself upon the country, and TS puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of Middlesex to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1422. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Case notes: related to CP40/655 rot.127d

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 22/03/1422
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Brok (m) Saddler London < England Surety for defendant
John May (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Tymburdene (m) Turner London < England Defendant
Lawrence Prowe (m) Pinner London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Streker (m) Plaintiff
William Hertwelle (m) Goldsmith London < England Surety for defendant
William Markeby (m) Goldsmith London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/646, rot. 434d

Term: Trinity 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 4m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Henry O. claims that John B. owes him 4m per a bond. Damages are claimed at 4m. And, HO says that the bond was made at London etc. Bond shown to the court.

Pleading: JB defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Michaelmas term 1422.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Woolchurch < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 18/03/1421
(due) 01/08/1421 < St Peter ad Vincula
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Otway (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
John Boston (m) Cook Staines < Middlesex < England Defendant
Richard Edmond (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/646, rot. 434d

Term: Trinity 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 60s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Richard W. claims that Thomas S. owes him 63s 8d per a bond. Damages are claimed at 60s. And, RW says that the bond was made at London [parish and ward left blank]. Bond shown to the court.

Pleading: TS defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Michaelmas term 1422. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Case notes: Identical to previous entry on CP 40/646 rot 434d, except that it names the defendant as of a different location in Northamptonshire

Events
Type Place Date
Bond England (initial) 13/05/1420
(due) 29/09/1420 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Blakwell (m) Yeoman Banbury < Oxfordshire < England Surety for defendant
John Stotusbury (m) Gentleman Sulgrave < Northamptonshire < England Defendant
Richard Geffes (m) Gentleman Evenley < Northamptonshire < England Surety for defendant
Richard Whityngton (m) Alderman, Citizen London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Syresham (m) Gentleman Syresham < Northamptonshire < England Surety for defendant
William West (m) Gentleman Evenley < Northamptonshire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/646, rot. 434d

Term: Trinity 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 60s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Richard W. claims that Thomas S. owes him 63s 8d per a bond. Damages are claimed at 60s. And, RW says that the bond was made at London [parish and ward left blank]. Bond shown to the court.

Pleading: TS defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Michaelmas term 1422. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Case notes: Identical to other entry on CP 40/646 rot 434d, except names defendant as of a different location in Northamptonshire

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 13/05/1420
(due) 29/09/1420 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Blakwell (m) Yeoman Banbury < Oxfordshire < England Surety for defendant
Richard Geffes (m) Yeoman Evenley < Northamptonshire < England Surety for defendant
Richard Whityngton (m) Alderman, Citizen London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Stotusbury (m) Gentleman Evenley < Northamptonshire < England Defendant
Thomas Syresham (m) Gentleman Syresham < Northamptonshire < England Surety for defendant
William West (m) Gentleman Evenley < Northamptonshire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/646, rot. 444

Term: Trinity 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Ralph W. claims that William P. owes him 11m 6s 8d per a bond. Damages are claimed at £10. Bond shown in court. And, RW says that the bond was made in London in the parish of St John Walbrook.

Pleading: WP seeks that the bond and its endorsements be read to the court. The condition on the bond was that if Peter K. should pay or make to be paid to Margaret P. 11m 6s 8d, before the feast (of Easter 1420), for the farm of a certain inn which Reginald W. held at farm from MP in the parish of St. Peter Paul's Warf in Thames Street, London, then the bond shall be null and void. WP says that PK paid MP the aforesaid 11m 6s 8d at Testwood, Hampshire, and seeks judgment.

Pleading: Randulf W. says that WP did not pay MP the aforesaid 11m 6s 8d in accordance with the bond's endorsement and seeks inquiry upon the country, and WP seeks likewise. Order to the sheriff of Hampshire to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1422. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Postea text: postea 1 - prior to Michaelmas term 1422 king Henry V died and so in Michaelmas term 1422 Randulf W. came before the court and sought a new writ of the sheriff of London to re-summon WP to be at this court to hear judgment in Hilary term 1423, and also a new writ of the sheriff of Hampshire to make a jury come to this court in the same term.

Events
Type Place Date
Location of Property Thames Street < St Peter Paul's Wharf < London < England
Bond St John Walbrook < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 07/02/1420
(due) 07/04/1420 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
[damaged] [...]mere (m) Chaplain Romsey < Hampshire < England Surety for defendant
John Muleward (m) Gentleman Seaford < Sussex < England Surety for defendant
Margaret Philpot (f) London < England Other
Peter Kirkeby (m) Citizen Grocer Other
Ralph Wilteshire (m) Citizen Skinner London < England Plaintiff
Reginald West (m) Other
Walter Daubeney (m) Yeoman '... Wyke' < Hampshire < England Surety for defendant
William Pakyn (m) Husbandman Crawley < Sussex < England Defendant
William Russell (m) Gentleman Mappowder < Dorset < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/646, rot. 446

Term: Trinity 1422
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: John S. claims that on 02/02/1420 he gave to Roger H. for safe-keeping three bonds, which RH will not return. The first bond shows that a certain Joan A. the wife of Thomas A. is held to JS in £8 17s 9d. The second bond shows that JA the wife of TA is held to JS in another £8 17s 9d. And, the third bond shows that JA the wife of TA is held to JS in a final £8 17s 10d. Damages are claimed at £40.

Pleading: RH presents these bonds to the court and says that he is prepared to deliver them with the court's decision. However, RH says that these bonds were given to him with the mutual assent of JS and JA whilst she was a single woman, only to be returned to either of them under certain conditions. RH says that he is unaware, on the part of JA, as to whether these conditions have been fulfilled. RH also says that JA was taken as wife by a certain Robert A. Therefore RH seeks that JA and RA be warned. It is ordered to the sheriff of London to make it known to JA and RA to be at this court in Michaelmas term 1422 if they wish to object to SJ having livery of the bonds etc. and seeks that JA be warned etc. Therefore, order to the sheriff of London

Postea text: postea 1 - prior to Michaelmas term 1422 king Henry V died and so in Michaelmas term 1422 JS comes before this court and seeks a new writ of the sheriff of London to re-summon RH to be at this court in Martinmas 1422 to hear judgement, and also to JA and RA to be at this court in the same term etc.

Postea text: postea 2 - to this term come plaintiff JS, defendant RH, and also JA and RA. And upon this day is given to all parties in Hilary term 1423.

Postea text: postea 3 - to this term come plaintiff JS, defendant RH, and also JA and RA. And upon this day is given to all parties in Easter term 1423.

Postea text: postea 4 - to this term come plaintiff JS, defendant RH, and also JA and RA. And upon this day is given to all parties in [damaged] term 1423.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 02/02/1420
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Joan Aspall (f) Other
John Sumpter snr (m) Plaintiff
Robert Arneburgh (m) Other
Roger Huswyf (m) Hinckley < Leicestershire < England Defendant
Thomas Aspall (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/646, rot. 448

Term: Trinity 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William A. claims that John P. owes him £10 per a bond. Damages are claimed at £20.

Pleading: JP defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Michaelmas term 1422. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Peter Cornhill < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 10/08/1416
(due) 11/04/1417 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Adam Stoure (m) Halstead < Essex < England Surety for defendant
John Goce (m) Yeoman Braintree < Essex < England Surety for defendant
John Leyre (m) Nayland < Suffolk < England Surety for defendant
John Pychard (m) Yeoman Halstead < Essex < England Defendant
Richard Skylfull (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Ayllemeer alias William Ayllemere (m) Esquire Plaintiff
William Bolthood (m) Yeoman Bocking < Essex < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/646, rot. 450d

Term: Trinity 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Hereward claims that John Heyham owes him 10m on a bond. JH says this 10m bond, made on 04/10/1414, was to be paid by John Heyham to John Hereward in payments of 1m in Easter and 1m at Michaelmas annually, commencing in Easter 1415 (31/03/1415), until the debt should be paid off. Damages are claimed at £20. Bond shown in court.

Pleading: John Heyham defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Michaelmas term 1422. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Case notes: possibly the same case as CP40/650 rot314

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Olave Old Jewry < Coleman Street Ward < London < England (initial) 04/10/1412
(due) < Michaelmas
(due) < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John atte Brigge (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Bernard (m) Gentleman Beccles < Suffolk < England Surety for defendant
John Curteys (m) Gentleman Bury St Edmunds < Suffolk < England Surety for defendant
John Hereward (m) Sudbury < Suffolk < England Plaintiff
John Heyham (m) Mercer Newmarket < Suffolk < England Defendant
John Stodhagh (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Duffeld (m) Gentleman Grimsby < Lincolnshire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/646, rot. 450d

Term: Trinity 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John H. claims that John B. owes him 10m on a bond. JH says this 10m bond, made on 04/10/1414, was to be paid by JB to JH in payments of 1m in Easter and 1m Michaelmas annually, commencing at Easter 1415 (31/03/1415), until the debt was paid off. Damages are claimed at £20. Bond shown in court.

Pleading: JB defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Michaelmas term 1422. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Case notes: possibly related to CP40/650 rot.314 and succeeding case on CP40/646 rot.450d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Olave Old Jewry < Coleman Street Ward < London < England (initial) 04/10/1414
(due) < Michaelmas
(due) < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John atte Brygge (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Beerde (m) Woodmonger Dalham < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant
John Bernard (m) Gentleman Beccles < Suffolk < England Surety for defendant
John Curteys (m) Gentleman Bury St Edmunds < Suffolk < England Surety for defendant
John Hereward (m) Sudbury < Suffolk < England Plaintiff
John Stodhagh (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Duffeld (m) Gentleman Grimsby < Lincolnshire < England Surety for defendant