CP40/651
Michaelmas term 1423

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'CP40/651: Michaelmas term 1423', Court of common pleas: The National Archives, CP40: 1399-1500 (2010). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=118077 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 102
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 107
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 107d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 115
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 116
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 125
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 126
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 132
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 135d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 223
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 223d
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 237
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 323d
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 589d

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 102

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Loan

Pleading: Thomas Carpenter states that on 8 August 1420, Richard Tregowe borrowed 60s from him, but has not re-paid this, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: RT granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl, to quindene of Easter 1424.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Martin Vintry < Queenhithe Ward < London < England (initial) 08/08/1420
(due) 24/08/1420 < St Bartholomew
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Bury (m) Attorney of defendant
Richard Tregowe (m) Clerk Gloucester < Gloucestershire < England Defendant
Thomas Carpenter (m) Chaplain Plaintiff
William Misterton (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 107

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Botelere states that on 2 November 1417, in London, John Olney made five bonds with him, each in £7 10s, payable at Michaelmas 1418, Christmas Eve 1418, the vigil of Easter 1419, the vigil of the Nativity of St John the Baptist 1419, and the vigil of Michaelmas, 1419. However, he did not pay any of these, and nor has his heir, Joan Nowers, or her husband George, to his damage of £40. He shows the bonds in court, totalling £37 10s.

Pleading: George and Joan Nowers granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 02/11/1417
(due) 23/06/1419
Bond London < England (initial) 02/11/1417
(due) 28/09/1419
Bond London < England (initial) 02/11/1417
(due) 15/04/1419
Bond London < England (initial) 02/11/1417
(due) 24/12/1418
Bond London < England (initial) 02/11/1417
(due) 29/09/1418 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
George Nowers (m) Knight Tackley < Oxfordshire < England Defendant
Joan Nowers (f) Tackley < Oxfordshire < England Defendant
John Botelere jnr (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
John Olney (m) dec. Esquire (lately of) Holt < Leicestershire < England Debtor
Robert Quynarton (m) Attorney of defendant
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 107d

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Roger Flesshewer states that on 8 February 1417, Stephen Dyk made bond with him in 10m 4s. He has paid 4s of this, but has not paid the remaining 10m, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court, SD saying that it was made in London [parish and ward omitted].

Pleading: SD, citing the statute of Additions, states that he is described in the original writ as 'of Chelmorton', but there is no such place in Derbyshire.

Pleading: RF states that there is a village of Chelmorton in Derbyshire, as the writ states. Both parties seek enquiry on country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Hilary. Pledges named.

Postea text: 3 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Michaelmas 1424.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 08/02/1417
(due) 03/05/1417 < Cross, Invention of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Stafford jnr (m) Gentleman Eyam < Derbyshire < England Surety for defendant
John Stafford (m) Gentleman Middleton < Derbyshire < England Surety for defendant
John Tunstead (m) Gentleman Wormhill < Derbyshire < England Surety for defendant
Richard Thorneburgh (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Roger Flesshewer (m) Ripon < Yorkshire < England Plaintiff
Stephen Dyk (m) Esquire Chelmorton < Derbyshire < England Defendant
William Taylor (m) Yeoman Eyam < Derbyshire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 115

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: William Creek and his wife Joan, formerly wife of John Chambir, state that on 20 June 1421 Thomas Faceby made bond with Joan in 10m, but has not paid, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: TF states that he should not be bound to this debt, since after the making of this bond, Joan, as Joan Chambir, widow of John Chambir, by a sealed indenture, of which he shows one half in court, dated on 24 June 1421, granted to him at farm her manor of 'Berkyngcleye' [Clayhall in Ilford] in Essex (excepting certain quit rents and lands held by John Smalwell next to Barking of the gift of Joan), to hold for three years at an annual rent of 10m, and paying all expenses for repairs and taxes. Also, he was not to cut down trees except to make necessary repairs to the buildings, or commit waste, and was to return the property in the same condition he received it, or better. And if the rent was ever in arrears, Joan could enter the property and distrain goods to the equivalent sum. He and Richard Lethom, rector of Rayne, Essex, were then bound to Joan in this 10m, under the condition it would be cancelled if he paid this annual farm, and followed the conditions of the demise. He states that he has paid this farm in full and on time, and held to the stated conditions.

Pleading: WC and JC, protesting that TF did not hold to all the conditions, state that TF did not pay Joan the 33s 4d due at Easter last past, for which reason the bond of 10m is due.

Pleading: TF states that, between Christmas last and Easter last, he paid to the plaintiffs both the 33s 4d due at Christmas and the 33s 4d due at Easter, in the parish of St Sepulchre, Middlesex.

Pleading: WC and JC, protesting that TF did not pay the 33s 4d due at Christmas, state that he did not pay the 33s 4d due at Easter. All parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Middlesex to have jury of this parish here at [date omitted].

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 20/06/1421
(due) 29/09/1421 < Michaelmas
Rental Agreement Clayhall in Ilford < Essex < England (initial) 24/06/1421
(due) 24/06/1424
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Joan Chambir alias Joan Creek (f) London < England Plaintiff
John Chambir (m) dec. Citizen Vintner London < England Other
John Dalton (m) Attorney of defendant
John Feron (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Smalwell (m) Other
Richard Lethom (m) Rector Rayne < Essex < England Debtor
Thomas Faceby (m) Citizen Courser London < England Defendant
William Creek (m) Citizen London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 116

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 500m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Gilbert and Isabel Melton state that on 7 May 1417, John Assheburnam made bond with Isabel in 500m, but he did not pay, and nor have his executors after his death, to their damage of 500m. They ask that the plaintiffs, John Halle and Robert Yerd, together with Robert Redyng, their co-executor, pay this sum. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: Defendants granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Faith under St Paul's < Farringdon Ward Within < 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 Executor
Robert Yerd (m) Gentleman (lately of) Denton < Kent < England Defendant, Executor
William Fynyngham (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 125

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Richard Ketford states that on 4 October 1420, Robert Arneburwe made bond with him in £47 4s 8d, but has not paid, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: RA states that he should not be bound to this debt, as at this time he was imprisoned by RK and his associates in the Guildhall in London, in that same parish and ward, and detained there until he made this bond under duress.

Pleading: RK denies this, stating that at the time of the bond RA was not imprisoned, and made the bond freely and not under any duress. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Martinmas.

Postea text: 3 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to Michaelmas one month 1424.

Events
Type Place Date
Imprisonment Guildhall < St Lawrence Jewry < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 04/10/1420
Bond St Lawrence Jewry < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 04/10/1420
(due) 15/11/1420
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Bokelond (m) Attorney of defendant
Richard Ketford (m) Citizen Saddler London < England Plaintiff
Robert Arneburwe (m) Gentleman (lately of) Barking < Essex < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 126

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: Wiltshire
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £100
Damages awarded: £40
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: William Esturmy states that on 20 February 1422, Thomas Lamby forcibly broke his close and house at Ridge ('Rygge') and carried off goods and chattels to the value of 100s, namely two brass ('eneas') jars, two plates, one quarter of grain, two quarters of oats, and one cartload of hay, against the peace, to his damage of £100.

Pleading: TL denies responsibility. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Hilary. TL appoints John Wydeslade as his attorney.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to Easter three weeks nisi prius they come before John Juyn, Chief Baron of the Exchequer, on 7 May at Marlborough. WE came, JJ sent record, that on that day, before him and Philip Bokelond, came the parties, and the jury say that TL is responsible for everything except the theft of one of the two brass jars, and they assign damages and costs together at £40. TL to be taken, WE amerced for false claim regarding the one jar.

Postea text: All records relating to this matter to be sent before the king, by virtue of a writ of error dated at Westminster on 12 June 1427, directed to William Babyngton and touching the aforesaid TL.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Rudge < Wiltshire < England (initial) 20/02/1422
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Gilys (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Juyn (m) Chief Baron of the Exchequer Exchequer [court] Justice
John Wydeslade (m) Attorney of defendant
Philip Bokelond (m) Justice
Thomas Lamby (m) Husbandman London < England Defendant
William Babyngton (m) Chief Justice Chief justice
William Esturmy (m) Knight Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 126

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £60
Damages awarded: 4m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Ralph Cromwell states that on 6 November 1418, in the parish of St Michael le Querne, Cheap ward [sic], London, John Gra made bond with him in £40, but has not paid, to his damage of £60. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JG accepts that he owes this debt. Order that RC recover debt, and damages of 4m. JG makes satisfaction of the debt in the court, and the bond, cancelled by the court, is returned to him, and he is quit of the debt.

Postea text: JG makes satisfaction to RC of the damages, and is quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Michael le Querne < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 06/11/1418
(due) 29/09/1419 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Gra (m) Knight North Ingleby < Lincolnshire < England Defendant
John Hardbene (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Ralph Cromwell (m) Knight Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 132

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Account
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: Thomas Salman states that William Barkyng served as his receiver of moneys on 30 November 1421, and received 40m from the hand of William Okeherst, in St Michael Crooked Lane, Bridge ward. However, he has not accounted for this money, and refuses, to his damage of £40.

Pleading: WB states that the case should not continue, since at the time when he was supposed to have received this money, WO was general receiver for TS, who was then in France, appointed before he left. And WO, in St Martin Orgar, Bridge ward, delivered to WB these 40m, to take to Thomas in France, as seen by a document which he shows in court, made on 30 November 1421 [in French, transcribed]. He set off for France on a ship, but was then attacked by Breton pirates, who chased the ship until it ran onto rocks off the Normandy coast, breaking the lower part of the boat so that the goods in that part were lost into the sea. The ship sank, and WB and the other three people on board escaped from the ship to the shore, but when the sea receded, unknown robbers from Normandy came and took all the goods from the ship, including the aforesaid 40m, and all other goods in the same chest, namely a loaf of sugar, currants, cinnamon and cassia of the goods of the bishop of London, then chancellor of Normandy, and 16s 8d of WB's own money, with other linen and woollen cloth, leaving the empty chest behind. Therefore he could not deliver the 40m to TS.

Pleading: TS, not acknowledging anything said by WB, states that this is an insufficient response in law, and seeks judgment, and that WB render account for default of response.

Pleading: WB states that his response is sufficient, as he is prepared to prove, and that he should have judgment, as TS has not denied the substance of the matter. And since the justices wish to be advised on this matter, day is given to the parties at the octave of Hilary, for hearing the judgment. Pledges for the defendant named.

Case notes: Interesting story of shipwreck during period of Lancastrian rule in France.

Events
Type Place Date
Recognizance St Martin Orgar < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 30/11/1421
Service/employment Contract St Michael Crooked Lane < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 30/11/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Battescombe (m) Gentleman Okeford < Dorset < England Surety for defendant
John Cobet (m) Fishmonger London < England Surety for defendant
John Colwell (m) Fishmonger London < England Surety for defendant
John Kempe (m) Bishop London [diocese] Other
Robert Elysaundre (m) Gentleman Dawlish < Devon < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Salman (m) Esquire Plaintiff
William Barkyng (m) Citizen Fishmonger London < England Defendant
William Okeherst (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 135d

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Robert Sewale states that on 1 May 1420 Robert Chelmesford made bond with him in 40s, of which 6s 8d was payable on the Monday after SS Philip and James next, 16s 8d at the quindene of Trinity, and 16s 8d at Michaelmas. However, he has not paid, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: RC states that he should not be bound to this debt, as at the time he was imprisoned by RS and his associates at Buntingford in Hertfordshire, and kept there until he made the bond under duress.

Pleading: RS denies this, stating that at the time of the bond RC was not imprisoned, but made the bond freely and not under duress. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Hertfordshire to have jury of Buntingford here at octave of Hilary.

Events
Type Place Date
Imprisonment Buntingford < Hertfordshire < England (initial) 01/05/1420
Bond Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 01/05/1420
(due) 06/05/1420
(due) 16/06/1420
(due) 29/09/1420 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Robert Chelmesford (m) Gentleman Chelmsford < Essex < England Defendant
Robert Mildenhale (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Sewale (m) Esquire (lately of) London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 223

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Loan

Pleading: Thomas Beneyt states that at Michaelmas 1421 Agnes, wife of Reginald Lucy, borrowed £40 from him, to the use and profit of RL, but has not re-paid the sum, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: RL states that he does not owe this or any money to TB as claimed. Ordered to wager his law at octave of Martinmas; pledges for law named.

Postea text: RL made essoin to quindene of Hilary.

Postea text: Parties came, RL made his law. TB takes nothing, amerced for false claim. RL sent without day, debt is quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 29/09/1421
(due) 12/04/1422 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Agnes Lucy (f) Soulbury < Buckinghamshire < England Debtor
John Dolour (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Reginald Lucy (m) Knight Soulbury < Buckinghamshire < England Defendant
Richard Chamberleyn (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Thomas Beneyt (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 223d

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 60s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Isabel, widow of John Sutton, states that on 30 October 1416, Emma, now wife of William Wymmeswold, while a single woman, in St Pancras, Cordwainer Street ward, bought from Isabel 24lb of currants (Corinth raisins) for 5s 6d, 2lb of wormseed for 3s, 2lb of cloves for 5s 8d, ½lb of mace for 18d, 6lb of dates for 20d and one bale of madder for 52s, 66s 8d in total (sic), payable at Easter next. However, neither Emma nor her husband have paid, to her damage of 60s.

Pleading: WW and EW state that they do not owe this or any money to IS as claimed. Ordered to wager their law at the octave of Hilary. Pledges for law named.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Pancras Soper Lane < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 30/10/1416
(due) 11/04/1417 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Emma Wymmeswold (f) Leicester < Leicestershire < England Defendant
Isabel Sutton (f) Plaintiff
John Purle (m) Attorney of defendant, Surety of law (compurgator)
John Sutton (m) dec. Citizen Grocer London < England Other
Walter Savage (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
William Misterton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Wymmeswold (m) Spicer Leicester < Leicestershire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 223d

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 5m
Case type: Loan; Sale of goods

Pleading: William Debenham states that on 10 February 1418, in St Michael le Querne, Farringdon Within ward, John Wardon bought from him one pipe of red Gascon wine for £3, payable on request, and also borrowed 6s 8d from him, payable at Easter next. However, he did not pay either sum, to his damage of 5m.

Pleading: JW states that he does not owe this or any money to WD as claimed. Ordered to wager his law at the octave of Hilary. Pledges for law named.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Michael le Querne < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 10/02/1418
Loan St Michael le Querne < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 10/02/1418
(due) 27/03/1418 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Alan Leche (m) Yeoman London < England Surety of law (compurgator)
John Lacy (m) Carpenter London < England Surety of law (compurgator)
John Wardon (m) Chapman West Malling < Kent < England Defendant
William Debenham (m) Citizen Skinner London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 237

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: Essex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Basset, Stephen at Fryth, Richard Frenssh and John Goolde, executors of the will of John Warde, state that on 13 June 1409, Thomas Aspale made bond with John Warde in £7. However, he did not pay, and neither have his widow Joan or her new husband, Robert Arynburgh, to their damage of 10m. They show the bond in court [place omitted]

Pleading: Robert and Joan Arynburgh state that on the day of the plaintiff's original writ, JA had made full administration of all the goods formerly of TA.

Pleading: The plaintiffs state that on the day of their original writ, namely [omitted] 1 Henry VI, the defendants still held un-administered goods of TA sufficient to pay their debt, namely at Radwinter and Ashdon in Essex. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Hilary. Defendants appoint Richard Bukland as attorney.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond England (initial) 13/06/1409
(due) 29/09/1409 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Joan Arynburgh (f) Westminster < Middlesex < England Defendant, Executor
John Basset (m) Great Chishill < Essex < England Executor, Plaintiff
John Goolde (m) Executor, Plaintiff
John Warde (m) dec. Great Chishill < Essex < England alias Bocking < Essex < England Testator
Richard Bukland (m) Attorney of defendant
Richard Frenssh (m) Felsted < Essex < England Executor, Plaintiff
Robert Arynburgh (m) Gentleman Westminster < Middlesex < England Defendant
Stephen at Fryth (m) Executor, Plaintiff
Thomas Aspale (m) dec. Esquire Essex < England Testator
William Walden (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 316

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Fauconer states that on 27 May 1416, Thomas Burman made bond with him in 100s, but has not paid, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court, made in London [parish and ward omitted].

Pleading: TB says that he should not be held to this bond, as after this, TF, as Thomas Fawconer, by another document which he shows in court, dated 8 July 1418, released him, as Thomas Boreman of Barford, from all actions between them made before that date regarding accounts, debt, arrears or any other matter.

Pleading: TF states that this release was not of his making. Enquiry on the country. TB states that the release was made at Barford. Sheriff of Oxfordshire to have jury of Barford here at the octave of Hilary. Document to remain in custody of Robert Darcy, king's clerk, for safe-keeping.

Postea text: Writ arrived too late, sicut prius to quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Release (from Debt/obligation) Barford St Michael < Oxfordshire < England (initial) 08/07/1418
Bond London < England (initial) 27/05/1416
(due) 12/06/1416
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Official
Thomas Boreman alias Thomas Burman (m) Chapman Barford St Michael < Oxfordshire < England Defendant
Thomas Fawconer alias Thomas Fauconer (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
William Kyrkeby (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 323d

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: Suffolk
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Geoffrey Warner states that on 5 October 1420, John Twheyt made bond with him at Ipswich in 20m, payable at Michaelmas 1422, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JT states that he should not be held to this debt, as, by another document, which he shows in court, made at Ipswich on 10 May 1423, GW released him from all actions between them made before that date regarding accounts, debts, arrears or any other matter.

Pleading: GW states that this release was not of his making. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at the quindene of Hilary. Document to remain in custody of Robert Darcy, king's clerk.

Postea text: Document delivered in this court to William Babyngton, chief justice of the Bench, RD quit.

Postea text: Document returned to RD, WB quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Release (from Debt/obligation) Ipswich < Suffolk < England (initial) 10/05/1423
Bond Ipswich < Suffolk < England (initial) 05/10/1420
(due) 29/09/1422 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Geoffrey Warner (m) Citizen London < England Plaintiff
John Twheyt (m) Courtier Ipswich < Suffolk < England Defendant
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Official
William Babyngton (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 328

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £300
Case type: Abduction; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Thomas Holden and Richard Elleswyk state that a certain John Waleys was formerly seised in his demesne as of fee of the manor of Shalden, Hampshire, held of Henry V of the Duchy of Lancaster by military service, namely by homage and fealty and scutage of 40s. JW died without heirs of his body, his heirs being his sisters, Agnes and Joan, both under age, their custody falling to the king. By letters patent under the seal of the Duchy of Lancaster, dated at Westminster on 12 July 1422, wardship of the heirs was granted to TH and RE, with custody of their lands and their marriages, and of any subsequent underage heirs should they both die under age. As a result, they had custody of Agnes from 12 July 1422 until 20 December 1422, when the defendants abducted her in St Stephen Walbrook, London, contrary to their wishes, against the king's peace and to their damage of £300.

Pleading: The defendants deny this charge, saying that JW did hold Shalden, but of Joan, Queen of England, as of the castle and manor of Odiham, by homage, fealty, scutage of 40s, an annual rent of 4s and suit of court at Odiham. When JW died, the queen granted custody of Agnes to them, to hold until she came of age, with her marriage. However, TH and RE, claiming that the manor was held of the king as stated and under these letters patent, had taken custody of Agnes, and so they therefore took custody of her according to the queen's gift in the place and date noted, as this seemed right to them, as the manor was not held of the king as claimed by TH and RE.

Pleading: Plaintiffs re-state that JW held Shalden of the king of the Duchy of Lancaster, as claimed. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Hampshire to have jury of Shalden here at quindene of Hilary. Plaintiffs appoint Roger Poghden as their attorney.

Events
Type Place Date
Abduction St Stephen Walbrook < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 20/12/1422
Letters Patent Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 12/07/1422
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Agnes Waleys (f) Other
Joan Waleys (f) Other
John Burgh (m) Gentleman London < England Defendant
John Waleys (m) dec. Shalden < Hampshire < England Other
Richard Elleswyk (m) Plaintiff
Robert Mildenhale (m) Attorney of defendant
Roger Poghden (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Simon Camp (m) Gentleman London < England Defendant
Thomas Holden (m) Esquire Plaintiff
William Godeman (m) Notary London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 332d

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Peter Henewyk and Richard Thorp state that on 31 May 1422, Robert Chelmesford made two bonds with them, each in 100s, but has not paid either, to their damage of £20. They show the bonds in court.

Pleading: RC states that he should not be held to this bond, as at the time he was imprisoned by PH and RT and their associates at Chelmsford in Essex, and kept there until he made the bond under duress.

Pleading: Plaintiffs deny this, stating that at the time of the bond RC was not imprisoned, but made the bond freely and not under duress. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Essex to have jury of Chelmsford here at the octave of Hilary.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite until Easter five weeks, 1424. Plaintiffs came by attorney, RC did not come. Found in default, jury in respite to octave of Trinity, as they did not come.

Events
Type Place Date
Imprisonment Chelmsford < Essex < England (initial) 31/05/1422
Bond London < England (initial) 31/05/1422
(due) 29/09/1422 < Michaelmas
Bond London < England (initial) 31/05/1422
(due) 04/04/1423 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Stodhagh (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Peter Henewyk (m) Clerk Plaintiff
Richard Thorp (m) Clerk Plaintiff
Robert Chelmesford (m) Gentleman Chelmsford < Essex < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 334

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Loan; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Walter Peryn and Joan his wife, executrix of John Courthope, state that JC the testator, at Michaelmas 1414, in St Michael le Querne, Farringdon Within, demised to John Courthope, defendant, four pieces of land in Lamberhurst and Wadhurst for term of 7 years, at an annual rent of 40s. He held this for 4½ years during the life of JC the testator, and was in arrears for that time by 13m 6s 8d. And, on the same day, in the same place, he bought from JC the testator 2 acres of wood for 33s 4d, payable at Christmas next; and again, on the same day, he borrowed 6m from JC the testator, payable at Easter next. However, he has not paid this total of 22m to JC the testator or his executor, to the plaintiffs' damage of £20. They show in court the will of JC, by which they have executry and administration.

Pleading: Concerning 8m 6s 8d of this sum, JC the defendant states that he does not owe this or any money as claimed, and offers to wager his law. He does this immediately. Plaintiffs take nothing for their writ, amerced for false claim, JC sent without day. And concerning the remaining 13m 6s 8d, he says that the testator, in his life, released him of 12m 8s for various distraints taken by him in the said four pieces of land. And concerning the remaining 12s he has always been willing to pay, and offers payment here in court.

Pleading: Plaintiffs state that JC the testator never released JC the defendant from this 12m 8s, as claimed. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Sussex to have jury of Lamberhurst here at octave of Hilary.

Postea text: Four posteas, to quindene of Hilary 1425.

Events
Type Place Date
Rental Agreement St Michael le Querne < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 29/09/1414
Release (from Debt/obligation) England
Location of Property Lamberhurst < Sussex < England
Location of Property Wadhurst < Sussex < England
Property Transfer St Michael le Querne < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 29/09/1414
(due) 25/12/1414 < Christmas
Loan St Michael le Querne < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 29/09/1414
(due) 31/03/1415 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Joan Peryn (f) Plaintiff
John Courthope (m) dec. Citizen London < St Michael le Querne < England Testator
John Courthope (m) Husbandman Lamberhurst < Sussex < England Defendant
Walter Peryn (m) Plaintiff
William Richard (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 376

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Richard Sutton states that on 29 April 1414, Simon Fraunceys made four bonds with him, which he shows in court, each in £3 15s 2d. The first was payable equally at Martinmas 1415 and Pentecost 1416, the second at Martinmas 1416 and Pentecost 1417, the third at Martinmas 1417 and Pentecost 1418 and the fourth at Martinmas 1418 and Pentecost 1419, totalling £15 8d. However, he has not paid any of these bonds, to his damage of 20m.

Pleading: SF states that he should not be held to these bonds, as at the time he was imprisoned by RS and his associates at Kimbolton in Huntingdonshire, and kept there until he made the bonds under duress.

Pleading: RS states that at the time of the bonds SF was not imprisoned, but made the bonds freely and not under duress. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Huntingdonshire to have jury here at the octave of Hilary. Pledges named.

Postea text: 4 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Easter 1425.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to Easter five weeks 1425, when RS came, SF did not come, in default, jury in respite to octave of Trinity, as they did not come.

Events
Type Place Date
Imprisonment Kimbolton < Huntingdonshire < England (initial) 29/04/1414
Bond St Christopher le Stocks < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 29/04/1414
(due) 11/11/1415 < Martinmas
(due) 07/06/1416 < Pentecost
Bond St Christopher le Stocks < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 29/04/1414
(due) 11/11/1418 < Martinmas
(due) 04/06/1419 < Pentecost
Bond St Christopher le Stocks < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 29/04/1414
(due) 11/11/1417 < Martinmas
(due) 15/05/1418 < Pentecost
Bond St Christopher le Stocks < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 29/04/1414
(due) 11/11/1416 < Martinmas
(due) 30/05/1417 < Pentecost
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Est (m) Gentleman Winwick < Huntingdonshire < England Surety for defendant
Richard Sutton (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Simon Fraunceys (m) Yeoman Kimbolton < Huntingdonshire < England Defendant
William Castell (m) Gentleman Glatton < Huntingdonshire < England Surety for defendant
William Est (m) Gentleman Winwick < Huntingdonshire < England Surety for defendant
William Spencer (m) Gentleman Biggleswade < Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 376d

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £7
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Alexander Farnell states that on 17 July 1412, John Blount made bond with him in £7 10s 8d, which he shows in court. However, neither JB nor his executors have paid, to his damage of £7, and he asks that JC and the other executors pay this sum.

Pleading: JC states that he never administered any of the goods held by JB on the day of his death.

Pleading: AF states that JC did administer goods formerly of JB, namely at Rotherfield Peppard, Oxfordshire. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Oxfordshire to have jury here at octave of Hilary. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 17/07/1412
(due) 29/09/1412 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Alexander Farnell (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Plaintiff
Edmund Dauntesey (m) Esquire Malmesbury < Wiltshire < England Executor
Elizabeth Blount alias Elizabeth Dauntesey (f) Malmesbury < Wiltshire < England Executor
Henry Bradley (m) Gentleman Bradley < Wiltshire < England Surety for defendant
John Blount (m) dec. Esquire Oxfordshire < England Testator
John Chiltern (m) Husbandman Compton Valance < Dorset < England Defendant, Executor
Philip Leweston (m) Gentleman 'Stratford' < Dorset < England Surety for defendant
Ralph Willemesbury (m) Husbandman Harpsden < Oxfordshire < England Surety for defendant
Robert Quynerton (m) Gentleman Balscott < Oxfordshire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 432d

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: Hertfordshire
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Thomas Broun states that on Monday before Michaelmas 10 Henry V (sic, presumably error for 1 Henry VI), at Waltham Cross, he demised at farm to John Selby a messuage with appurtenances called the 'Cheker on the Hope' in Waltham Cross, to hold for 2 years, rendering £8 per year equally at the four terms. JS is now in arrears, namely for the 40s due at the Nativity of St John the Baptist 1423, and will not paid, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: Concerning 14s 5½d of this sum, JS states that he was always prepared to pay, and offers payment in court. Concerning the remaining 25s 6½d, he states that he does not owe this or any money as claimed by TB. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Hilary. Memo that TB received the 14s 5½d in court.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, sicut prius to quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Rental Agreement Waltham Holy Cross < Hertfordshire < England (initial) 28/09/1422
(due) < Michaelmas
(due) < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
(due) < Easter
(due) < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Brake (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Selby (m) Hosteler Waltham Cross < Hertfordshire < England Defendant
Thomas Broun (m) Grocer London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 481

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40m
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Baldwin de Huo and Jacob Aburbis, merchants of Dinant, state that on 16 May 1419 Richard Voke made bond with them in £68, but has not paid, to their damage of 40m. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: RV states that he should not be held to this bond, as at the time he was imprisoned by the plaintiffs and their associates at Shaftesbury, and kept there until he made the bond under duress.

Pleading: The plaintiffs state that at the time of the bond RV was not imprisoned, but made the bond freely and not under duress. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Dorset to have jury here at the quindene of Hilary. Pledges named.

Postea text: 6 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Trinity 1425.

Events
Type Place Date
Imprisonment Shaftesbury < Dorset < England (initial) 16/05/1419
Bond St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 16/05/1419
(due) 29/09/1419 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Baldwin Huo (m) Merchant Dinant < Foreign < Belgium Plaintiff
Jacob Aburbis (m) Merchant Dinant < Foreign < Belgium Plaintiff
John Bekyngham (m) Gentleman Oakley < Hampshire < England Surety for defendant
John Oselby (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Raunston (m) Gentleman Kingsclere < Hampshire < England Surety for defendant
Richard Voke (m) Brewer Shaftesbury < Dorset < England Defendant
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Byngham (m) Gentleman Winchester < Hampshire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 485

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: Surrey
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Edward Elyot and John Sewalder state that on 21 December 1422 William Kywe made bond with them in £13, but has not paid, to their damage of £10. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: WK states that this bond was not of his making. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Hilary. Bond to remain in custody of Robert Darcy.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Southwark < Surrey < England (initial) 21/12/1422
(due) 23/05/1423 < Pentecost
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edward Elyot (m) Devon < England Plaintiff
John Sewalder (m) Butcher London < England Plaintiff
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Official
William Fenyngham (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Kywe (m) Soap-maker Southwark < Surrey < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 485d

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Lyle states that on 30 October 1422 William Quw made two bonds with him, each in £5, but has not paid either, to his damage of £10. He shows the bonds in court.

Pleading: WQ states that these bonds were not of his making. Both parties on the country. Sheriff of London to have jury here at octave of Hilary. Bond to remain in custody of Robert Darcy.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Martin Orgar < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 30/10/1422
(due) 01/02/1423
Bond St Martin Orgar < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 30/10/1422
(due) 24/12/1422
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Official
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Lyle (m) Citizen Pewterer London < England Plaintiff
William Quwe alias William Quw (m) Soap-maker Southwark < Surrey < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 497d

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Ralph Holand states that on 27 March 1416, Robert Shotusbroke bought from him 14 ells of woollen cloth of various colours for 62s 2d, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: RS states that he does not owe this or any money as claimed. Ordered to wager his law, which he does immediately. RH to take nothing, amerced for false claim, RS sent without day, and is quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Mary Aldermary < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 27/03/1416
(due) 07/06/1416 < Pentecost
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Ralph Holand (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Robert Shotusbroke (m) Knight Lydiard Tregoze < Wiltshire < England Defendant
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 498d

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100m
Damages awarded: 26s 8d
Costs: 13s 4d
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Thomas Fauconer and Henry Northcote state that on 10 September 10 Henry V (presumably 1422, error for 1 Henry VI), John Doughton made bond with them in £40, but has not paid, to their damage of 100m. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: JD states that he should not be held to this bond, as at the time he was imprisoned by the plaintiffs and their associates at Lechlade in Gloucestershire, and kept there until he made the bond under duress.

Pleading: The plaintiffs state that at the time of the bond JD was not imprisoned, but made the bond freely and not under duress. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Gloucestershire to have jury of Lechlade here at the octave of Hilary.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, sicut prius to quindene of Easter 1424.

Postea text: Process continued , jurors in respite to octave of Michaelmas 1424, nisi prius they come before the justices of assize at Gloucester before 7 August 1424. Plaintiffs come by attorney, justices of assize send record that on that day, before John Hale and Thomas Rolf, justices of assize, the plaintiffs came by attorney John Blakwell, JD came, and jurors stated that JD was not imprisoned at the time of the bond, but made it freely and not under duress. Damages assigned at 26s 8d, costs at 13s 4d.

Events
Type Place Date
Imprisonment Lechlade < Gloucestershire < England (initial) 10/09/1422
Bond St Lawrence Jewry < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 10/09/1422
(due) 25/12/1422 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Northcote (m) Cirencester < Gloucestershire < England Plaintiff
John Blakwell (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Doughton (m) Husbandman Cirencester < Gloucestershire < England Defendant
John Hale (m) Justice
Thomas Fauconer (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Gylmyn (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Rolf (m) Justice
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 503d

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Fraud
Damages claimed: £30
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John Everard states that on 21 April 1419 he bought 50 quarters of malt from John Sharp, believing it to be good and of sufficient measure, and with warranty to this effect, but JS sold it to him fraudulently, knowing it to be bad and insufficient, to his damage of £30.

Pleading: JS states that, not knowing the malt was bad, he sold it to JE without any warranty. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Hilary. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Botolph without Aldersgate < Aldersgate Ward < London < England (initial) 21/04/1419
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Clerk (m) Brewer London < England Surety for defendant
John Everard (m) Brewer Plaintiff
John Sharp (m) Maltman Enfield < Middlesex < England Defendant
Thomas Howe (m) Maltman Enfield < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
William Cambrigge (m) Gentleman Banbury < Oxfordshire < England Surety for defendant
William Martyn (m) Husbandman Tottenham < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 534

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Loan; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Robert Popyngeay, executor of Katherine Lardener, states that on 23 September 1420, KL demised to John Warnere a messuage with appurtenances in King's Lynn, to hold for 2 years at an annual rent of 10m, payable at All Saint's. Also, on the same day, JW borrowed a further 20m from KL, payable at Michaelmas next, but has not paid either sum, to a total of 40m, either to KL or to him as her executor, to his damage of £40.

Pleading: JW states that, concerning the 20m arrears, KL released him from this sum on account of distraints made from this property in King's Lynn. And concerning the other 20m, he states that he does not owe this or any money as claimed. Ordered to wager his law at octave of Hilary. Pledges for law named.

Pleading: RP denies that KL released JW from this arrears of 20m as claimed. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Norfolk to have jury of King's Lynn here at octave of Hilary.

Postea text: RP came by attorney, JW in person. JW wagers law regarding the 20m loan; RP to take nothing, amerced for false claim, JW sent without day.

Postea text: Concerning the 20m arrears, five posteas, to quindene of Easter 1425.

Events
Type Place Date
Rental Agreement St Margaret Lothbury < Broad Street Ward < London < England (initial) 23/09/1420
(due) 23/09/1422
Loan St Margaret Lothbury < Broad Street Ward < London < England (initial) 23/09/1420
(due) 29/09/1420 < Michaelmas
Location of Property King's Lynn < Norfolk < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Hamond (m) Attorney of defendant
John Treg[...] (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Warnere (m) Vintner King's Lynn < Norfolk < England Defendant
John Wydeslade (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Katherine Lardener (f) dec. Testator
Robert Popyngeay (m) Executor, Plaintiff
Thomas Hayton (m) Surety of law (compurgator)

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 534d

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Fauconer states that on 4 April 1422, John James made bond with him in 10m, but has not paid, to his damage of 20m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JJ states that he should not be held to this bond, as at the time he was under the age of 21.

Pleading: TF states that JJ was 21 at the time of the making of the bond. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Hilary.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Martin Pomary < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 04/04/1422
(due) 14/09/1422 < Cross, Exaltation of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John James (m) Gentleman Cromer < Norfolk < England Defendant
Thomas Fauconer (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
William Kyrkeby (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 537d

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan); Detinue
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Detention of goods; Loan; Safe keeping

Pleading: John Fylche states that on 3 October 1421, a certain John Goldsmyth of London borrowed 40s from Alice, now wife of JF, when she was single, and on 20 October 1422, John Doncastre stood surety for JG for this debt. According to the custom of the city [detailed], since JG did not pay, the debt now falls on JD. Also, on 30 October 1422, John Sharlowe delivered to JD certain chattels, namely one belt and one gold ring, for safe-keeping, to be returned to Alice on request; however, after Alice married JF, JD has refused to hand this money or goods over, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: JD states that he does not owe JF this 40s or these chattels as claimed. Ordered to wager law at quindene of Hilary. Pledges named.

Case notes: County heading supplied.

Events
Type Place Date
Contract (not Service/employment) All Hallows London Wall < Bishopsgate Ward < London < England (initial) 20/10/1422
Loan All Hallows London Wall < Bishopsgate Ward < London < England (initial) 03/10/1421
(due) 01/11/1421 < All Saints
Safe Keeping All Hallows London Wall < Bishopsgate Ward < London < England (initial) 30/10/1422
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Alice Fylche (f) Creditor
John Doncastre (m) Saddler London < England Defendant
John Fylche (m) Plaintiff
John Goldsmyth (m) London < England Debtor
John Sharlowe (m) Other
Thomas atte Lee (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Thomas Haydon (m) Surety of law (compurgator)

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 538d

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Edmund Chymbeham states that on 23 June 1414 William de la Pomeray acknowledged by an indented schedule that he owed him £4 8s, payable on the vigil of the Purification next. He shows the schedule in court. Also, on 21 November 1414, he made bond with him in a further £4. However, he has not paid either debt, to a total of £8 8s, and to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: WP granted licence to imparl to quindene of Hilary, with assent of EC. Pledges named.

Case notes: County heading supplied.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Botolph Billingsgate < Billingsgate Ward < London < England (initial) 21/11/1414
(due) 02/02/1415 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Bond St Botolph Billingsgate < Billingsgate Ward < London < England (initial) 23/06/1414
(due) 01/02/1415
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edmund Chymbeham (m) Citizen London < England Plaintiff
John Suddon (m) Yeoman Dartmouth < Devon < England Surety for defendant
William Pomeray (m) Esquire Westminster < Middlesex < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 559

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond; Sale of goods

Pleading: Robert Croukhorn, executor of John Silbourn, states that on 22 August 1403, John Langeley made bond with JS in £13 14s 10d, on security of all his goods. Later, on 1 March 1404, he bought from JS various merchandise, namely 100 caps ('pillia'), 12 dozen parchments and 20 quires of paper for £6 2½d, but he has not paid either debt to JS or his executor, to his damage of £20. Shows bond in court, and the testamentary letters of JS by which he has executry and administration. Bond does not specify where it was made, but RC states that it was made in the parish of St Mary Magdalen, Milk Street, in Bread Street ward in London.

Pleading: JL states that the bond is endorsed, and asks that the bond and endorsement are read in court. The endorsement states that the condition of the bond is such that if JL pays JS the £13 14s 10, then the bond shall be cancelled. Having heard this, JL granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary, with assent of RC.

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl, to octave of Michaelmas 1424.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Mary Magdalen, Milk Street < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 01/03/1404
(due) 29/09/1404 < Michaelmas
Bond St Mary Magdalen, Milk Street < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 22/08/1403
(due) 25/12/1403 < Christmas
(due) 30/03/1404 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Langeley (m) Citizen, Gentleman Haberdasher Great Waltham < Essex < England alias London < England Defendant
John Selburn alias John Silbourn (m) dec. Citizen Haberdasher London < England Testator
Robert Croukhorn (m) Executor, Plaintiff
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 579

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John, Earl of Nottingham and Earl Marshal, states that on 20 October 1419 John Hertwell made bond with him in £40, but has not paid, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JH granted licence to imparl to quindene of Hilary.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Weston by Cherrington < Warwickshire < England (initial) 20/10/1419
(due) 07/04/1420 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Burbache (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Hertwell (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Defendant
John Mowbray (m) Earl Marshal Nottingham [earldom] Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 579d

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40s
Damages awarded: 10s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Trethek states that on 5 November 1420 Robert Chesilden made bond with him in £4 10s, but has not paid, to his damage of 40s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: RC granted licence to imparl to quindene of Hilary. Pledges named.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Postea text: WT comes, RC does not come. Found in default for contempt. WT to recover debt, and damages of 10s. RC amerced.

Case notes: County heading supplied - lost due to damage.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 05/11/1420
(due) 01/02/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Chellington (m) Gentleman Congresbury < Somerset < England Surety for defendant
John Pile (m) Gentleman Dundry < Somerset < England Surety for defendant
John Vyell (m) Gentleman Bristol < Bristol < England Surety for defendant
Robert Chesilden (m) Gentleman Welles < Somerset < England Defendant
William Tredek alias William Trethek (m) Cornwall < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 586d

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: Lincolnshire
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 40s
Damages awarded: 40s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John Fyssher states that on 28 February 1420 John Ethersshede bought from him 20 pike ('dentrices'), 300 eels and 200 tench for 51s 8d, but has not paid, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: JE states that he does not owe JF this or any money as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Hilary.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to quindene of Michaelmas 1424, nisi prius they come before William Babyngton, CJCP, at Sleaford on 30 September 1424. On this day, JF came, Babyngton sent record that on that day, before him and John Drayton, JF came, JE did not come. Jurors state that JE owes this sum as claimed. Damages assigned at 40s. Order that JF recover debt and damages, JE amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods East Deeping < Lincolnshire < England (initial) 28/02/1420
(due) 24/06/1420 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Chevercourt (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Drayton (m) Justice
John Ethersshede (m) Fishmonger London < England Defendant
John Fyssher (m) Plaintiff
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of defendant
William Babyngton (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 589

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 100m
Case type: Arbitration; Taking of goods

Pleading: Henry Northcote states that on 2 September 1422 John Doughton forcibly took goods from him worth £40, namely 20 pieces of linen cloth called 'Flemishcloth', [omitted] pieces of linen cloth called 'Brabant cloth', and 4 pieces of fustian, to his damage of 100m.

Pleading: JD denies force and arms and acting against the peace. Both parties on country. Regarding the rest, he states that on 15 March 1423, at Cirencester, both he and HN placed themselves in the arbitration of John Hogell and John Lovekyn, chosen for JD, and Thomas Benet and John Forthey, chosen for himself, concerning various issues outstanding between them. They decided that JD should pay 6s 8d in full compensation and satisfaction to HN for this and all other outstanding actions, and he duly paid this.

Pleading: JN, protesting that he never placed himself in any such arbitration, states that there was never any such arbitration on this trespass by these arbiters. Enquiry on country, sheriff of Gloucestershire to have jury of Cirencester here at octave of Hilary.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Easter 1424.

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods St Lawrence Jewry < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 02/09/1422
Arbitration Cirencester < Gloucestershire < England (initial) 15/03/1423
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Northcote (m) Chapman Cirencester < Gloucestershire < England Plaintiff
John Doughton (m) Husbandman Cirencester < Gloucestershire < England Defendant
John Forthey jnr (m) Arbitrator
John Hogell (m) Chaplain Arbitrator
John Lovekyn (m) Arbitrator
Thomas Benet (m) Arbitrator
Thomas Gilmyn (m) Attorney of defendant
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/651, rot. 589d

Term: Michaelmas 1423
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Assault

Pleading: John Ratford states that on 20 January 1423 Thomas Burford forcibly assaulted him in London, against the peace and to his damage of £10.

Pleading: TB denies responsibility for this trespass as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Hilary.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault All Hallows Honey Lane < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 20/01/1423
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Ratford (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Burford (m) Chandler St Clement Danes < Middlesex < England Defendant