CP40/647
Michaelmas term 1422

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'CP40/647: Michaelmas term 1422', Court of common pleas: The National Archives, CP40: 1399-1500 (2010). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=118073 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/647, rot. 111

Term: Michaelmas 1422
County: Essex
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Real action / rents / damage to real estate; Taking of goods

Pleading: John Coupere states that on 5 October 1422, in Orsett, in a place called 'Strongis', John Amour took two horses, two oxen and 80 sheep belonging to him, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: JA states that he did not take the two oxen; both parties on country. He then states that he did take the horses and sheep, but he took them, justly from a place called Mopers. He states that JC holds of him 8 acres of land with appurtenances in Orsett, of which Mopers is a parcel, at a rent of 8s 2d, payable in four equal portions. This rent was in arrears by one year at the time of the seizure, and JA therefore took the animals in lieu of this arrears.

Pleading: JC denies this, saying that JA took the horses and sheep from the place called Strongys. Both parties seek enquiry on country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Hilary.

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods Orsett < Essex < England (initial) 05/10/1422
Rental Agreement Orsett < Essex < England (due) < Michaelmas
(due) < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
(due) < Easter
(due) < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Amour (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Defendant
John Coupere (m) Husbandman Orsett < Essex < England Plaintiff
Thomas Cook (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Boughton (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/647, rot. 111d

Term: Michaelmas 1422
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Taking of goods

Pleading: Edmund Chymbeham states that on 6 December 1417, the defendants took one silver and gilt ring, one gold signet, one box covered with gold spangles, four gold rings, four silver rings called 'jemewes', one gold rosary and one harp, worth £30, to his damage of £100.

Pleading: Simon Flour and William Gerveys seek licence to imparl to octave of Hilary. Granted, with assent of EC.

Postea text: Further licences to imparl, to octave of Trinity 1452.

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods St Leonard Foster Lane < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 06/12/1417
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edmund Chymbeham (m) Citizen London < England Plaintiff
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of defendant
Simon Flour (m) Chaplain London < England Defendant
William Gerveys (m) Chaplain London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/647, rot. 112

Term: Michaelmas 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £200
Case type: Arbitration; Bond

Pleading: John Sumpter says that on 20 January 1420 Joan Arneburgh, while a single woman by the name of Joan Aspall, made a bond with him in £100, payable at the feast of the Purification then next, but did not pay, to his damage of £200. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: Robert and Joan Arneburgh ask that the bond and endorsement be read in court. Endorsement states that the bond will be cancelled if JA places herself in the arbitration of Thomas Mylde and Thomas Wylton, chosen by Sumpter, and Guy Roclyf and Roger Huswyfe, chosen by Joan, and abide by their decision regarding all disputes concerning the manors of Great Sampford in Essex and Gilston in Hertfordshire, provided the judgment is made by 31 January. They then seek licence to imparl until the octave of Hilary, with assent of Sumpter.

Postea text: [on CP 40/648, rot 314] Further licences to imparl, to quindene of Easter and to octave of Trinity 1423.

Case notes: Related recognisances on rot 113. Further enrolments on CP 40/648, rot 314.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 20/01/1420
(due) 02/02/1420 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Guy Roclyf (m) Arbitrator
Joan Aspall alias Joan Arneburgh (f) Westminster < Middlesex < England Defendant
John Sumpter snr (m) Colchester < Essex < England Plaintiff
Richard Bukland (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Arneburgh (m) Gentleman Westminster < Middlesex < England Defendant
Roger Huswyfe (m) Arbitrator
Thomas Mylde (m) Arbitrator
Thomas Wylton (m) Arbitrator

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/647, rot. 113d

Term: Michaelmas 1422
County: Essex
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: -
Case type: Bond; Real action / rents / damage to real estate; Safe keeping

Pleading: Thomas Hamound states that John Swetyng, with John Bacon of London, vintner, at Margaretting, bought certain lands and tenements in London from him for a certain sum, payable at a certain day now past, and Thomas Knolles, citizen of London, later, at the request of Bacon and by security of Hamound, made a bond with Hamound and Swetyng for 100m of this sum, and this bond, with the assent of Hamound, was delivered to Swetyng for safe-keeping, to be delivered to Hamound on request. However, Swetyng, planning to defraud Hamound, refused to surrender the bond or bring a case against Knolles in court in his and Hamound's names, even though the money had never been paid, to his great damage.

Pleading: Day given at octave of Hilary.

Events
Type Place Date
Property Transfer Margaretting < Essex < England
Bond England
Safe Keeping England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bacon (m) Vintner London < England Other
John Swetyng (m) Husbandman Margaretting < Essex < England Defendant
Thomas Hamound (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Knolles (m) Citizen London < England Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/647, rot. 115d

Term: Michaelmas 1422
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: The executors of Richard Merlawe, with Robert Chichele, say that Nicholas Bury made bond with RM in £30 on 22 July 1420, but did not pay, to their damage of £40. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: Bury states that at the time of the bond he was imprisoned by the testator and others at Woodbridge, and detained there under duress until he made this bond.

Pleading: The plaintiffs deny this, stating that Nicholas was free and not imprisoned at this time, and made the bond freely and not under duress. All parties on country. Sheriff of Suffolk to have jury of Woodbridge here at the octave of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St James Garlickhithe < Vintry Ward < London < England (initial) 22/07/1420
(due) 29/09/1420 < Michaelmas
(due) 29/09/1421 < Michaelmas
(due) 29/09/1422 < Michaelmas
Imprisonment Woodbridge < Suffolk < England (initial) 22/07/1420
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Agnes Chichele (f) London < England Plaintiff
Henry Barton (m) Plaintiff
John Guy (m) Plaintiff
John Levyng snr (m) Calais < Calais < England Plaintiff
Nicholas Bury (m) Gentleman Eyke < Suffolk < England Defendant
Nicholas James (m) Plaintiff
Richard Bokeland (m) Plaintiff
Richard Foxhale (m) Plaintiff
Richard Merlawe (m) dec. Citizen Ironmonger Testator
Robert Chichele (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
William Babyngton (m) Chief Baron of the Exchequer Exchequer [court] Plaintiff
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney of plaintiff