CP40/662
Trinity term 1426

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'CP40/662: Trinity term 1426', Court of common pleas: The National Archives, CP40: 1399-1500 (2010). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=118088 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 102d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 103
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 110d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 111
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 117
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 117d
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 102d

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John L. claims that Robert G. owes him 40s. JL says that this is the unpaid residue of 66s owed to him by RG arising from the sale of one bail of cotton-wool ('coton laneo') weighing 151 pounds. JL acknowledges that RG has made satisfaction for 26s of the original 66s, leaving an unpaid sum of 40s. Damages are claimed at 10m.

Pleading: RG says that he does not owe JL the aforesaid 40s nor any other monies and offers to make his law in the octave of St. John the Baptist 1426 (later in Trinity term 1426). Pledges of law are named.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Mary Woolchurch < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 30/05/1424
(due) 29/09/1424 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bedford (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Hereward (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Luttur (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Robert Gruber (m) Spicer Coventry < Warwickshire < England Defendant
Thomas Stodehagh (m) Surety of law (compurgator)

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 103

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: [partial entry] Hugh C. and John B. were arrested to respond to Nicholas R. concerning a plea that they broke NR's close and houses at London, and carried off his goods and chattels to the value of £40. [entry ends here].

Case notes: Partial entry

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
London < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Hugh Caundysh (m) Tailor London < England Defendant
John Belne (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Defendant
Nicholas Rykhull (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 110d

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: Thomas E. claims that Richard H., executor of the will of William W., owes him £10. TE claims that in Michaelmas 1419 (29/09/1419) the late WW retained him to work for him as an illuminator or books for the follow tow years, for which period TE was to receive in wages, beyond the cost of materials etc., 100s each year. TE says that he faithfully server the late WW for this period but was not paid the agreed £10 in wages. Damages are claimed at £20.

Pleading: RH says that says that full administration was made of the goods and chattels of the late WW long before the making of TE's original writ.

Pleading: TE says that as of the day of the making of his original writ on [day not given, only the year '4 Henry VI'] RH had in his possession diverse goods of the late WW sufficient to pay the aforesaid debt, namely; at London in the parish of St Peter (Westcheap), Cripplegate Ward. TE seeks inquiry upon the country and RH seeks likewise.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Peter Westcheap < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 29/09/1419
(due) 29/09/1421 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Hendyman (m) Gentleman Arundel < Sussex < England Defendant, Executor
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Elbrigge (m) Plaintiff
William White (m) dec. Clerk Testator

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 111

Term: Trinity 1426
County: Kent
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Case type: Taking of goods

Pleading: John B. and Richard H. were arrested to respond to Stephen S. in a plea that they used force and arms to seize and carry off SS's goods and chattels to the value of £20 at Ightham ('Eyghtesham'), Kent. Whence comes SS in his own person and the defendants (JB and RH) by their attorney, Robert T., and day is given between the parties in the octave of Michaelmas term1 1426. [damages not specified]

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods Ightham < Kent < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Briggewater (m) Tailor London < England Defendant
Richard Hauker (m) Husbandman Swanscombe < Kent < England Defendant
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of defendant
Stephen Seyntjust (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 117

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas W. claims that Thomas H. owes him 100s per a bond. Damages are claimed at £10. Bond shown in court. And upon this TW says that the bond was made at London etc.

Pleading: TH defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Michaelmas term 1426. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Pleading: [further information drawn from CP40663 rot.103 - Michaelmas 1426] TH says that he ought not be held to the bond because he was under-age at the time of its making.

Pleading: TW says that TH was of full age at the time of the bond's making and seeks inquiry upon the country, and TH seeks likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come in Hilary term 1427. Pledges are named for the defendant (same pledges named in Trinity term 1426).

Case notes: further information drawn from CP40663 rot.103

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Margaret Fish Street Hill < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 16/02/1424
(due) 23/04/1424 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Hogges (m) Gentleman Frittenden < Kent < England Surety for defendant
John Hore (m) Gentleman Brasted < Kent < England Surety for defendant
John Neweland (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Ovile (m) Yeoman Kemsing < Kent < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Hevere (m) Husbandman Otford < Kent < England Defendant
Thomas Palmere (m) Gentleman Otford < Kent < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Whyte (m) Esquire Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 117d

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Robert Coton states that on 26 March 1421, in London, William Karbey bought from him yellow cloth and other woollen cloth of various colours, namely violet, medley, musterdevillers, black of lyre, and green, all for £8 8s 4d, payable on request. However, he has not paid, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: WK says that he does not owe RC £7 13s 4d of the aforesaid £8 8s 4d; parties on country. Concerning the remaining 15s, WK says that he is and always has been prepared to pay this money to RC, and offers this same 15s to RC before the court.

Pleading: RC says that WK has not previously been prepared to pay him this 15s, and thus seeks judgment.

Pleading: WK repeats that he was always prepared to pay RC the said 15s. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Swithin London Stone < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 26/03/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Edyncham (m) Attorney of defendant
Richard Reede (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Coton (m) Plaintiff
William Karbey (m) Esquire 'Yerd' < Kent < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 118d

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: John M. claims that Richard B. and his wife Lucy B. owe him 5m. JM claims that on 21/12/1422 a reckoning of the account between himself and LB, whilst a single woman, was held at London before auditors Richard S. and John H. concerning diverse sums of money as well as the time which LB acted as receiver of monies for JM. JM says that this accounting found LB to be in arrears to JM of 5m, which she did not pay to JM either whilst a single woman or since her marriage to RB. Damages are claimed at 100s.

Pleading: RB and LB say that no such accounting was held between JM and LB whilst she was a single woman, before the aforesaid auditors, or in the form aforesaid. RB and LB put themselves upon the country, and JM puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1426.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 21/12/1422
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Hadeley (m) Auditor
John Mollesley (m) Plaintiff
Lucy Brendes (f) London < England Defendant
Richard Brendes (m) Brewer London < England Defendant
Richard Shepherd (m) Auditor
Thomas Sutton (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 119d

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William G. claims that Margaret T., widow and administrator of the goods of John T. (died intestate), owes him £16 16s 8d. WG claims that he made two unpaid bonds with the late JT, one bond of £8 6s 8d made on 10/06/1418 and due in Easter 1419 (16/041419), and one bond of £8 10s made on 02/04/1418 and due in the purification of St Mary 1419 (02/02/1419). Damages are claimed at 20m. Bonds shown in court. And upon this WG says that the bonds were made at London etc.

Pleading: MT says that at the time of the making of WG's original writ she had already made full administration of the goods and chattels of the late JT.

Pleading: WG says that on the day of the making of his original writ, namely 14/10/1425, MT was still in possession of un-administered goods and chattels of the late JT sufficient to pay the aforesaid debt, in the ward of St Mary at Hill, Billingsgate Ward. WG seeks inquiry upon the country and MT seeks likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1426.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary at Hill < Billingsgate Ward < London < England (initial) 10/06/1418
(due) 16/04/1419 < Easter
Bond St Mary at Hill < Billingsgate Ward < London < England (initial) 02/04/1418
(due) 02/02/1419 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Trussell (m) dec. Knight Gayton upon the mountain < Northamptonshire < England Intestator
Margaret Trussell (f) Widow Gayton upon the mountain < Northamptonshire < England Administrator, Defendant
Richard Pittes (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Freman (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William George (m) Citizen Chandler London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 120d

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 40s
Damages awarded: 10s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John H. claims that Thomas C. owes him 40s arising from the sale of six yards of green cloth and six pair of hose (caligarum) which TC bought but did not pay for. Damages are claimed at 40s.

Pleading: TC says that he does not owe JH the aforesaid 40s nor any other monies and offers his law, to be made in the quindene of St John the Baptist 1426 (later in Trinity term 1426). TC's attorney, Richard B. is named as one pledge of law [space for a second surety is left blank]. TC's attorney, RB is ordered to have his master to the court to make his law in the term aforesaid.

Postea text: postea 1 - TC makes essoin as far as Michaelmas term 1426.

Postea text: postea 2 - TC does not come to make his law and so JH is to recover the aforesaid 40s plus 10s damages. TC is in mercy.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Michael Cornhill < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 18/06/1425
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Hille (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Richard Byry (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Cosyn (m) Fishmonger Stow-on-the-Wold < Gloucestershire < England Defendant
William Boughton (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 123d

Term: Trinity 1426
County: Hertfordshire
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Assault; Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: Richard G. claims that on 04/02/1426 Henry C. used force and arms to break his house and chest at Stanstead St Margaret's, Hertfordshire (parish formerly known as 'Thele'), take certain documents, and assault his men and servants so that he was without their service for one month then next following. The servants assaulted were namely, William W. and John G. The muniments taken were namely: two releases by which the defendant HC quitclaimed to RG all right and claim to all his lands and tenements in Stanstead St Margaret's (ms. 'Thele') and Amwell, Hertfordshire; a release by which a certain Henry M. quitclaimed to a certain Robert M. all his right and claim to the same tenements; and other charters and muniments contained within the same chest. Damages are claimed at £40.

Pleading: HC defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Michaelmas term 1426.

Postea text: postea 1 - further licence to imparl as far as Hilary term 1427.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Stanstead St Margarets < Hertfordshire < England (initial) 04/02/1426
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Cole (m) Gentleman London < England Defendant
Henry Mariston (m) Other
John Gretham (m) Servant Other
Richard Geddyng (m) Plaintiff
Robert Mayhewe (m) Other
William Walshman (m) Servant Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 126

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Damages awarded: £4
Costs: £2
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Ralph S. claims that Lawrence de Platea owes him £13 on a bond. Damages are claimed at £20.

Pleading: LP says that the force of the bond ought not hold because at the time of its making he was imprisoned by RS and his associates at Rayleigh in Essex.

Pleading: RS says that LP was not imprisoned and made the bond of his own free will. Enquiry on the country, sheriff of Essex to have jury of Rayleigh here at octave of Michaelmas.

Postea text: 2 posteas, writ arrived too late, to quindene of Easter 1427.

Postea text: 4 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Hilary 1428.

Postea text: Sheriff of Essex returns that he delivered the writ to Richard P., bailiff of the liberty of the hundred of Rochford in Essex, but he has done nothing. Order the sheriff of Essex to have a jury here at the quindene of Easter, notwithstanding the liberty.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to octave of Trinity 1428. RS comes by attorney, LP in person, jury says that LP was a free man at the time of the bond's making, and made the bond freely and not under duress. Damages assigned at £4. Order that RS recover debt and damages, plus a further 40s costs assigned by court, to a total of £6. LP amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dionis Backchurch < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 03/10/1421
(due) 25/12/1421 < Christmas
Imprisonment Rayleigh < Essex < England (initial) 03/10/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Kempe (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Lawrence Platea (m) Merchant Shopland < Essex < England Defendant
Ralph Silkeston (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Richard Paklesham (m) Bailiff Rochford [liberty] Rochford < Essex < England Official

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 133d

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £60
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William P. claims that Robert R. owes him £40 per a bond. Damages claimed at £60. Bond shown in court.

Pleading: RP claims that since the time of the bond's making, namely on 20/05/1418 at Chichester, Sussex, WP issued him a release from all actions real and personal prior to that day etc. Hence he ought not be held to the force of the bond etc.

Pleading: WP says that the release is not of his making and puts himself upon the country, and RP puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of Sussex to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1426. the release is given to clerk Robert D. for safe keeping. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Release (from Debt/obligation) Chichester < Sussex < England (initial) 20/05/1418
Bond St Leonard Foster Lane < Aldersgate Ward < London < England (initial) 20/06/1416
(due) 29/09/1416 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Wendovere (m) Gentleman Aldingbourne < Sussex < England Surety for defendant
John Bowyer (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Hipperon (m) Gentleman Guildford < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
John Hully (m) Gentleman Chichester < Sussex < England Surety for defendant
Robert Darcy (m) Clerk Common Pleas [court] Clerk
Robert Roper (m) Husbandman Colworth < Sussex < England Defendant
William Ashby (m) Gentleman Houghton < Sussex < England Surety for defendant
William Pylton (m) Clerk Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 185

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 4m
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: John B. claims that Thomas C. owes him £4 as the unpaid residue of a £16 bond. Damages are claimed at 4m. Bond shown in court. And JB says that the bond was made at London in the parish of St Mary Magdalen Milk Street, Criplegate Ward.

Pleading: TC says that the force of the bond ought not hold because at the time of it's making he was imprisoned by JB and others of his coven at London in the parish and ward aforesaid etc.

Pleading: JB says that TC was a free man at the time of the bond's making and seeks inquiry upon the country, and TC seeks likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1426.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Magdalen, Milk Street < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 15/03/1421
(due) 24/06/1421 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Imprisonment St Mary Magdalen, Milk Street < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 15/03/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Boteller jnr (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Cok (m) Citizen Dyer London < England Defendant
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 185d

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: John A., executor of the will of Thomas C., claims that Walter G. owes him £8 6s 8d as determined by a reckoning of the account between the late TC and WG, which took place during TC's lifetime on 20/07/1405 before auditors William A. and John M. This accounting found WG to be in clear debt and arrears to the late TC in £8 6s 8d, which money WG did not pay to the late TC and has not paid to his executor JA. Damages are claimed at 100s. Letters testamentary are presented to the court.

Pleading: WG says that he did not have an accounting before the aforesaid auditors and puts himself upon the country, and JA puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1426. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St James Garlickhithe < Vintry Ward < London < England (initial) 20/07/1405
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Armeston (m) Citizen Vintner London < England Executor, Plaintiff
John More (m) Auditor
John West (m) Gentleman Steeple Morden < Cambridgeshire < England Surety for defendant
Simon Brunne (m) Gentleman Willingham < Cambridgeshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Cliston (m) dec. Citizen Vintner London < England Testator
Thomas Radyngton (m) Yeoman Chigwell < Essex < England Surety for defendant
Walter Goldyngham (m) Knight Chigwell < Essex < England Defendant
William Abraham (m) Auditor
William Boughton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Masse (m) Yeoman Chigwell < Essex < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 186

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £200
Damages awarded: 4m
Case type: Arbitration; Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: Gilbert K. and Thomas Haket claim that William H. unjustly detains two bonds which were given to him for safe-keeping, but which he now refuses to return. One of these bonds shows that a certain Katherine A. who was the wife of William A. is held to GK and TH in £100 by certain terms within-written. The second of these bonds shows that GK and TH are held to the same KA in £100 by certain terms within-written. Damages are claimed at £200.

Pleading: WH presents these bonds to the court and says that he is ready to deliver them with the court's decision. However, WH says that these bonds were given to him with the mutual assent of KA, GK, and Thomas Haket only to be returned to KA, or GK and Thomas Haket, under certain conditions. WH says that he is ignorant, on the part of KA, as to whether or not these conditions have been met and seeks that KA be warned. Therefore the sheriff of London is ordered to make it known to KA by good and honest men that she is to be to this court in the octave of St John the Baptist 1426 (later in Trinity term 1426) if she wishes to object to GK and Thomas Haket having livery of the aforesaid bonds. Day is given between the parties in the same term.

Pleading: [further information drawn from CP40/667 rot.564. - Michaelmas 1427] Katherine A. says that Gilbert K. and Thomas Haket ought not have livery of the bonds. KA says that due certain discords between herself on one part, and the aforesaid GK and Thomas Haket on the other part, concerning the detention of diverse goods and chattels, by GK and Thomas Haket, which had belonged to the late WA at the time of his death, KA herself as much as GK and Thomas Haket submitted to arbitration at London on 04/05/1426, before arbiters William D., Thomas G., William G., and Thomas Denys, citizens of London (civium de London'). KA says that on this day the aforesaid bonds were given to (defendant) WH for safe keeping under the conditions if KA should not keep to the arbiters' decision the bonds should then be delivered to GK and Thomas Haket, and conversely if GK and Thomas Haket should not keep to the arbiters' decision the bonds should be delivered to KA. The arbiters gave their decision on 16/05/1426, saying that: (1.)GK and Thomas Haket ought to deliver to KA all the equipment (apparatum), vestments and paenulas, belts/girdles (cingula), and other personal items of the late WA which they detained, namely: one sanguine coloured outer garment (togam) with a red-grey paenula (penual de rubio griseo) in he same; one scarlet outer garment with a grey paenula in the same; one outer garment of musterdevillers with a paenula of cristigrey in the same; one blue outer garment paenulated (paenulat') with ‘scathed grey'(elsewhere ‘stagegrey'); one outer garment of green called (a?) ‘bukhorne' paenulated with ‘croppes and busshes'; one light green huke paenulated with red-grey; another huke of murreypaenulated with ‘croppes and scache (checkes?)'; another huke lined with hemp (cum canabio duplicator); one red colobium (‘colobum') lined with green cloth; one tunic called a ‘frende' of blue cloth, paenulated with grey; one simple tunic of russet; one red tunic; two tunics of black worsted; one blue tunic; two hoods of scarlet cloth; one old (vetus) red hood; two pair of sleeves/gloves (manucarum) of scarlet cloth; two forcers with three woollen kerchiefs (duas forceras cum trib' flamiolis de panno de lanne); one rosary of blank jet; one silver bound ‘arcam telam cinguli' of red colour; one shirt (camisiam); one ‘limatem?'; one broad cloth of green and black silk, checked; one girdle of plane silk bound with ‘stipis argenteis adinstar aquile factis et coronis argento deaurato coronatus cum largis pluscula et pendent' argenteis deauratis et enamelatur'; one broad cloth of red silk bound ‘cum pluscula appendent' et sex stipis argenteis'; one silver rosary; one rosary of jet with silver rosary beads; two pair of knives with handles of black jet, silver bound; two purses of cloth of gold covered with silk and ‘caprino' (duas bursas de panno aureo cerico et caprino coopertas); one purse of red and white silk with castle work (cum opere castellino); one double colobium (dublum collobium) of green and violet cloth; four shirts; four night-kerchiefs; two saddle-breeches/woman's-saddles bound with brass gilded ‘faleris' (duas sellas feminales cum ‘faleris' auricalcillo deaurato); three forcers; two great chests; one deep blue (fundo blodio) bed of tapisser-work spangled with flowers and angels; one pair of blankets; 4 pair of sheets; two hemps/canvases (canabia); two good cushions; two long cushions; two felts (fultras); one cushion covered with silk cloth called tartarin; one basin; one laver; one tablecloth (mappam); one small-garment? (togillam); one mazer; one piece of silver; one-half dozen set of pewter/latten vessels (dimid' duodenam vasorum electriorum garneziat'); two half-gallon pewter/latten jars (ollas electrias); two one-quart pewter/latten jars; one copper/brass jar (ollam enema); one copper/brass plate; one copper/brass pitcher (ursiolum); two iron cooking-dishes (verna); one pair of andirons; one tripod; one frying pan; one stone mortar; and one pestle. (2.) And, GK with Thomas Haket ought to enfeoff to KA a certain messuage in Wandsworth, Surrey, in accordance with the customs of the manor. (3.) After the aforesaid goods have been delivered to her, KA ought to give to GK and Thomas Haket a general acquittance concerning all actions against them. (4.) GK and Thomas Haket ought then, in return, deliver a general acquittance to KA. (5.) And, after the aforesaid acquittances have been exchanged, GK and Thomas Haket ought to make, to KA her heirs and assigns, a gift of 100m, to be paid in the church of St Martin Ludgate in a certain manner underwritten. Namely, the 100m were to be paid as: 20m in the feast of the nativity of St John the Baptist 1426 (24/06/1426); 20m in Christmas 1426 (25/12/1426); 20m in the feast of the nativity of St John the Baptist 1427 (24/06/1427); 20m in Christmas 1427 (25/12/1427); and the feast of the nativity of St John the Baptist 1428 (24/06/1428). KA says herself, GK & Thomas Haket, and the goods & chattels aforesaid were all in the aforesaid parish and ward (St Martin Ludgate, ward of Farringdon Within) at the time of the arbiters' judgement, in the presence of the arbiters; but that GK with Thomas Haket did not deliver all the goods to her (minime deliberarunt). KA says that if all of the goods and chattels had been delivered to her at the time of the arbitration she would have given GK and Thomas Haket a general acquittance and thus kept fully to the arbiters' judgement etc. Thus it is she who should have livery of the aforesaid bonds.

Pleading: GK and Thomas Haket say that they ought to have livery of the bonds. They say that they did indeed have arbitration with KA in the manner aforesaid, where it was decided that; GK and Thomas Haket ought to deliver to KA goods and chattels aforesaid, and enfeoff KA with the aforesaid messuage; that KA should then give them a general acquittance; that they should then give KA a general acquittance; and because the late WA, at the time of his death, was owed at least 100m by diverse men, GK & Thomas Haket as executors of will of WA ought to prosecute at least 100m of those debts and pay the same 100m to KA. GK and Thomas Haket say that the goods present at the arbitration, and which they delivered to KA, were namely: one sanguine coloured outer garment (togam) with a red-grey paenula (penual de rubio griseo) in he same; one scarlet outer garment with a grey paenula in the same; one outer garment of musterdevillers with a paenula of cristigrey in the same; one blue outer garment paenulated (paenulat') with ‘scathed grey' (elsewhere ‘stagegrey'); one outer garment of green called (a?) ‘bukhorne' paenulated with ‘croppes and busshes'; one light green huke paenulated with red-grey; another huke of murrey paenulated with ‘croppes and scache (checkes?)'; another huke lined with hemp (cum canabio duplicator); one red colobium (‘colobum') lined with green cloth; one tunic called a ‘frende' of blue cloth, paenulated with grey; one simple tunic of russet; one red tunic; one blue tunic; two hoods of scarlet cloth; one girdle of good silk bound with ‘stipis argenteis adinstar aquile factis et coronis argento deaurato coronatus cum largis pluscula et pendent' argenteis deauratis et enamelatur'; one-half dozen set of pewter/latten vessels (dimid' duodenam vasorum electriorum garneziat'); two half-gallon pewter/latten jars (ollas electrias); two one-quart pewter/latten jars; one copper/brass jar (ollam enema); one copper/brass plate; one copper/brass pitcher (ursiolum); two iron cooking-dishes (verna); one pair of andirons; one tripod; one frying pan; one stone mortar; and one pestle. GK and Thomas Haket say that the remainder of the items aforesaid were in the parish of St Martin (in the Fields), in the vill of Westminster. GK and Thomas Haket say that they offered to go with KA to Westminster so that they may deliver the rest of the goods to KA, but that she refused. GK and Thomas Haket say that, in this manner, it was KA who failed to keep to the arbiters' judgement, and so they should have livery of the aforesaid bonds.

Pleading: KA says that she was faithful to the arbitration, and that it was GK and Thomas Haket who infringed on the arbiters' decision, and seeks judgement.

Pleading: GK and Thomas Haket say that it was KA who infringed upon the arbiters' decision and seek inquiry upon the country, and KA seeks likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come in Hilary term 1428.

Postea text: postea 1 - the sheriff of London does not return the writ and so the case is forwarded as far as Michaelmas term 1426, and KA is to be warned etc.

Postea text: postea 2 - the sheriff of London returns that KA has nothing in his bailiwick. Just as before the sheriff is ordered to warn KA by good and honest men t etc.; writ returnable in Hilary term 1427.

Postea text: postea 3 - WH, GK, and TH come in their own persons, as well as KA who comes by her attorney William K. The sheriff of London returns that he make it known to KA by way of Thomas K. and Richard C. And upon this day is given to all parties in Easter term 1427.

Postea text: postea 4 - all parties come and further day is given in Trinity term 1427.

Postea text: postea 5 - all parties come and further day is given in Michaelmas term 1427.

Postea text: postea 6 - [from CP40/667 rot.564] the sheriff of London did not send the writ and so the case is forwarded as far as the octave of the Purification of St Mary 1428 (late in Hilary term 1428).

Postea text: postea 7 - continuance between the parties as far as Easter term in five weeks 1428, unless the case is first heard at the assize of St Martin le Grand before chief justice William Babyngton on 27/04/1428.

Postea text: postea 8 - To this day (Easter in 5 weeks 1428) comes KA, and a record of the case, as heard at the assize of St Martin le Grand on 27/04/1428 before chief justice WB and associate justice John D., is inserted. The record of the assize says that a jury came and found in favour of KA, assessing the damages of KA, upon having livery of the bond, at 40s. Therefore the decision was that KA should have livery of the bond from WH and 40s damages from GK and Thomas Haket as assessed by the jury; plus KA is to recover an additional 13s 4d GK and Thomas Haket which was granted by the justices as KA's request. Total damages are 4m. WH, who came when first summoned, is not in mercy.

Postea text: postea 9 - order to the sheriff (of London), concerning the lands and goods of GK and Thomas Haket in his bailiwick, to have GK and Thomas Haket to this court in Trinity term 1428 to respond to KA concerning the 4m damages.

Postea text: postea 10 - The sheriff (of London) returns that the 4m have been had from the lands and chattels of GK, and that Thomas Haket has nothing in his bailiwick. The said 4m, had in this manner, are given to KA, and thus GK and Thomas Haket are quit.

Postea text: postea 11 - 25/06/1428 WH delivers the bonds to KA and so is quit of them.

Case notes: further information drawn from CP40/667 rot.564.

Events
Type Place Date
Arbitration St Martin Ludgate < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 16/05/1426
Safe Keeping St Martin Ludgate < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 04/05/1426
Location of Property Wandsworth < Surrey < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Gilbert Kyrton (m) London < England Executor, Plaintiff
John Drayton (m) Justice St Martin Le Grand, Assiz [court] Justice
Katherine atte Wode (f) Widow London < England Other
Richard Cote (m) Official
Thomas Denys (m) Citizen Jeweller London < England Arbitrator
Thomas Grene (m) Citizen Brewer London < England Arbitrator
Thomas Haket (m) Baker Westminster < Middlesex < England Executor, Plaintiff
Thomas Hayton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Kynnard (m) Official
William atte Wode (m) dec. Citizen Brewer London < England Other
William Babyngton (m) Chief Justice St Martin Le Grand, Assize [court] Justice
William Dere (m) Citizen Pewterer London < England Arbitrator
William Gynore (m) Citizen Stainer London < England Arbitrator
William Hanewell (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Defendant
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney of third party

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 186

Term: Trinity 1426
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 5m
Case type: Taking of goods

Pleading: Richard J. claims that Thomas H. used force and arms to seize and abduct one cow (vaccam) at Stepney, worth 40s. Damages are claimed at 5m.

Pleading: TH says that he is innocent and puts himself upon the country, and RJ puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of Middlesex to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1426.

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods Stepney < Middlesex < England (initial) 17/11/1422
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Jues (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Harvy (m) Butcher London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 186d

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: William T. claims that Simon W. unjustly detains 4 posts, 5 raves, 4 teaves, and 100 studs worth a total of 40s. WT says that he gave these things to SW for safekeeping on 01/05/1426 but that SW will not return them. Damages are claimed at 100s.

Pleading: SW says that eh does not detain the aforesaid items or anything else and puts himself upon the country, and WT puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come in the octave of St John the Baptist 1426 (later in Trinity term 1426). Pledges are named for the defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping All Hallows Barking < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 01/05/1426
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Gaunt (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
Simon Welburn (m) Yeoman London < England Defendant
Thomas Graunt (m) Drover London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Wemme (m) Smith London < England Surety for defendant
William Tyllyng (m) Chaplain Plaintiff
William Yonge (m) Smith London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 301

Term: Trinity 1426
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Account
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: William C. claims that Thomas V. has not rendered reasonable account concerning the time when TV acted as WC's receiver of monies, namely from Michaelmas 1422 to Michaelmas 1423. WC says that during this period TV received on his behalf £9 by the hands of Robert C. at Westminster, and £8 by the hands of William R. Damages are claimed at £40.

Pleading: TV says that the action against him ought not continue because after the time when it is supposed that he acted as WC's receiver he rendered full account before WC's auditor, William S., at London [date or accounting not given].

Pleading: WC says that TV had no such accounting before the auditor aforesaid concerning the time aforesaid and seeks inquiry upon the country, and TV seeks likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come in the Michaelmas term 1426.

Postea text: postea 1 - continuance as far as the octave of the Purification 1427 unless the case should first be heard before chief justice William B. at the assize of St Martin le Grand on 03/02/1427.

Postea text: postea 2 - the case is heard before chief justice William B. and associate justice John D. at the assize of St Martin le Grand on 03/02/1427. A jury says on oath that TV did not render account before the time aforesaid, before the auditor aforesaid etc. as he claimed, and so the decision is that TV must render reasonable account etc.

Postea text: postea 3 - 12/02/1428 TV, present in this court, is committed to the Fleet prison where he is to remain etc.

Postea text: postea 4 - 14/02/1428 WC comes before the court and releases TV concerning the aforesaid account, and so TV is quit and released from the Fleet. The warden of the Fleet is quit of TV.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract Westminster < Middlesex < England
Accounting St Nicholas Shambles < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Drayton (m) Justice St Martin Le Grand, Assize [court] Justice
Robert Tetebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Vale (m) Butcher London < England Defendant
William Babyngton (m) Chief Justice St Martin Le Grand, Assize [court] Justice
William Calcroft (m) Plaintiff
William Caumbrigge (m) Attorney of defendant
William Scarburgh (m) Auditor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 305

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: William W. claims that Alexander R. and AR's wife Joan R. owe him 11m as determined by a reckoning of the account between WW and JR, whilst she was a singe woman, before auditors John P. and John F., concerning diverse sums of money and the time when JR acted as WW's receiver of monies. WW says that JR did not pay him this arrears of account whilst a woman alone, and has not paid it since her marriage to AR. Damages are claimed at 20m.

Pleading: AR and JR say that JR never had any such accounting before the auditors aforesaid etc. and put themselves upon the country, and WW puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come in the quindene of the nativity of St John the Baptist 1426 (later in Trinity term 1426).

Case notes: related to CP40/661 303

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 04/04/1412
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Alexander Rayle (m) Yeoman London < England Defendant
Joan Rayle (f) London < England Defendant
John Frensshe (m) Wine-drawer London < England Auditor
John Priour (m) Wine-drawer London < England Auditor
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of defendant
William Walsale (m) Draper London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 306d

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Assault

Pleading: John D. claims that John J. beat, wounded, and maltreated him so that he despaired of his life at London. Damages are claimed at £20.

Pleading: JJ says that he is innocent and puts himself upon the country, and JD puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1426.

Postea text: postea 1 - the sheriff has done nothing, nor has the writ been sent. Therefore, the sheriff of London is again ordered to make a jury come, in Hilary term 1427.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault St Nicholas Shambles < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 04/07/1426
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Dale (m) Plaintiff
John Jacob (m) Brewer London < England Defendant
Philip Leweston (m) Attorney of defendant
William Grendon (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 307

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Richard Bures claims that Katherin S. (widow of William S.), Simon B., and Richard Baret, executors of the will of William S., owe him 80m per a bond made between the RB himself and the late WS. Bond shown in court. And upon this Richard Bures says the bond was made at London etc. Damages are claimed at 100m.

Pleading: Executors KS, SB, and Richard Baret say that they ought not be held to the force of the bond because they had already made full administration of the goods and chattels of the late WS prior to the making of Richard Bures's original writ.

Pleading: Richard Bures says that his case ought not be excluded because on the day of the making of his original writ on [day left blank, year 4 Henry VI] the executors still had diverse goods and chattels of the late WS sufficient to pay the debt, namely at London in the parish of St Lawrence Jewry, Cheap Ward. Richard Bures seeks inquiry upon the country and executors KS, SB, and Richard Baret seek likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1426. Pledges are named for the defendants.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Lawrence Jewry < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 14/01/1421
(due) 11/05/1421 < Pentecost
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edward Shuldhom (m) Gentleman Massingham < Norfolk < England Surety for defendant
John Tasburgh (m) Gentleman Norwich < Norfolk < England Surety for defendant
Katherine Shelton (f) Widow Norwich < Norfolk < England Defendant, Executor
Richard Baret (m) Gentleman Heacham < Norfolk < England Defendant, Executor
Richard Bures (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Robert Lyng (m) Gentleman Booton < Norfolk < England Surety for defendant
Simon Baret (m) Clerk Snoring < Norfolk < England Defendant, Executor
William Kirkeby (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Norwich (m) Gentleman Norwich < Norfolk < England Surety for defendant
William Shelton (m) dec. Esquire Norfolk < England Testator

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 307d

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Loan

Pleading: Thomas P. claims that Robert W. owes him 40s per a loan. Damages are claimed at 100s.

Pleading: RW says that he does not owe TP the aforesaid 40s nor any other monies and puts himself upon the country. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1426. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 07/05/1424
(due) 29/09/1424 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Loughton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Oselby (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Santon (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Nicholas Perkok (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
Robert West (m) Husbandman Hertingfordbury < Hertfordshire < England Defendant
Thomas Payn (m) Esquire Plaintiff
William Misterton (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 308

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas B. claims that John S. owes him 40m per a bond. Damages are claimed at £40. Bond shown in court. And upon this TB says that the bond was made at London etc.

Pleading: JS defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Michaelmas term 1426.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 16/05/1421
(due) 24/06/1421 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Savage (m) Knight Adlington < Cheshire < England Defendant
Richard Bruyn (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Barneby (m) Constable Caernarfon < Wales < England Plaintiff
Thomas Sutton (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 313

Term: Trinity 1426
County: Kent
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Damages claimed: £2000
Case type: Breach of Statute; Maintenance

Pleading: Thomas Rikhull, citing an order of common council against the maintenance of suits by third parties, states that on 20 October 1425, at Rochester, Thomas Pyke, John Wylden and William Hunt unlawfully maintained a suit brought by Hugh Caundissh on a writ of right against TR before the mayor and sheriffs of London, whereby HC sought against TR a third part of three messuages and six shops in London, in the parish of St Dunstan in the East, Tower ward, and profits of £40. This was to his damage of £2000.

Pleading: TP, JW and WH granted licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas 1426.

Events
Type Place Date
Breach of Statute
Maintenance
Rochester < Kent < England (initial) 20/10/1425
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Hikkes (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Hugh Caundissh (m) Other
John Wylden (m) Citizen Ironmonger London < England Defendant
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Pyke (m) Citizen Draper London < England Defendant
Thomas Rikhull (m) Plaintiff
William Hunt (m) Butcher London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 315d

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Walter E. claims that Richard G. owes him 100s. WE says that on 15/12/1423 he demised to RG a certain tenement called 'le Whitehert on the Hope' in the parish of St Andrew Holborn, Middlesex, for one whole year then next following, and yearly thereafter at the will of WE, in return for 100s annual rent payable in equal portions at Easter, the nativity of St John the Baptist, Christmas, and Michaelmas. WE says that RG failed to pay this rent for the two years next following 15/12/1423 though RG held the property etc. Thus WE says that RG owes him £10 in back rent. Damages are claimed at £20.

Pleading: RG says that he ought not be held to the agreement because long before WE demised the property to him a certain Richard F. was seised of the aforesaid messuage in his demesne as of fee. RG says that WE unjustly disseised RF of the said messuage and then demised it to RG. RG says that prior to Easter of the second year after WE had demised the property to him RF re-entered the said messuage and expelled RG. This, RG is prepared to verify etc.

Pleading: WE says that he did not disseise RF of the said messuage and that he ought too have his action of debt against RG because RG occupied the said property for the time aforesaid, by way of WE having demised it to RG. WE denies the allegation that RF expelled RG etc.

Pleading: RG reiterates his claim that RF ejected him from the aforesaid property and puts himself upon the country, and WE puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of Middlesex to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1426.

Events
Type Place Date
Location of Property St Andrew Holborn < Middlesex < England
Rental Agreement All Hallows Lombard Street < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 15/12/1423
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Fitheler (m) Other
Richard Germayn (m) Weaver St Andrew Holborn < Middlesex < England Defendant
Walter Eston (m) Plaintiff
William Boughton (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 316d

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Damages awarded: 13s 4d
Costs: 6s 8d
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Lawrence H. claims that Henry L. owes him 6m per a bond. Damages are claimed at 6. Bond shown in court. And upon this LH says that the bond was made at London etc.

Pleading: HL says that the force of the bond ought not hold because at the time of its making he was imprisoned by LH and others of his coven in the parish of St Clement Danes, Middlesex.

Pleading: LH says that HL was a free man at the time of the bond's making and seeks inquiry upon the country, and HL seeks likewise. Order to the sheriff of Middlesex to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1426.

Postea text: postea 1 - continuance between the parties as far as Hilary term 1427.

Postea text: postea 2 - a jury comes and says that HL made the bond of his own free will and so LH is to recover the aforesaid debt plus 6s 8d damages and 6s 8d costs. Upon this LH asks the justices to increase his award beyond the aforesaid 13s 4d. Therefore the justices award LH and additional 6s 8d. LH is to recover the 6m debt per the bond, plus 13s 4d as awarded by the jury, and 6s 8d more awarded by the court.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Martin Outwich < Bishopsgate Ward < London < England (initial) 11/04/1424
(due) 28/05/1424
Imprisonment St Clement Danes < Middlesex < England (initial) 11/04/1424
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Laweles (m) Tailor St Clement Danes < Middlesex < England Defendant
Lawrence Herde (m) Citizen Goldsmith London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 318d

Term: Trinity 1426
County: Oxfordshire
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £200
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: Thomas P. and his wife Joan P. claim that William B. unjustly detains a certain chest and bag containing charters, writings, and other muniments. TP and JP say that on 24/02/1421, with a certain Alice C. who was the wife of Richard C., they delivered the aforesaid chest, bag, and their contents to WB for safe keeping. This chest and bag contained, among other things: a charter by which Simon M. granted 8 messuages, one carucate of land, and 100s in annual rents with appurtenances in Milcombe, Nether Worton, Tew, Hempton ('Hemdon'), and Grove (probably modern 'Grove Ash') to Geoffrey A. the great-grandfather of plaintiff JP - of whom JP is heir - and GA's wife Galiana A., GA having been the father of John A., the father of Isabel A., the mother of JP. TP and JP say that though JP has often requested the bag and chest WB will not return it, and so damages are claimed at £200.

Pleading: WB says that eh does not detain the aforesaid chest or bag or charter or anything else and puts himself upon the country, and TP with JP put themselves likewise. Order to the sheriff of Oxfordshire to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1426.

Postea text: 5 posteas - ass say that the sheriff of Oxfordshire did not send the writ, forwarding the case as far as the morrow of Martinmas 1427 (late in Michaelmas term 1427).

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping Bodicote < Oxfordshire < England (initial) 24/02/1421
Location of Property Milcombe, Nether Worton, Tew, Hempton & Grove < Oxfordshire < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Alice Clere (f) Widow Bodicote < Oxfordshire < England Other
Galiana Atte Halle (f) Milcombe < Oxfordshire < England Other
Geoffrey Atte Halle (m) Milcombe < Oxfordshire < England Other
Isabel Atte Halle (f) Other
Joan Pothyll (f) Plaintiff
John Atte Halle (m) Other
Richard Clere (m) dec. Bodicote < Oxfordshire < England Other
Robert Quynaton (m) Attorney of defendant
Simon Mayster (m) Deddington < Oxfordshire < England Other
Thomas Byfeld (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Pothyll (m) Plaintiff
William Boureman (m) Yeoman London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 328d

Term: Trinity 1426
County: Suffolk
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Augustin D. claims that Thomas P., executor of the will of Rchard C., owes him £40 as the unpaid residue of a £256 14s bond made between AD and the late RC (AD acknowledges that RC paid him £216 14s on the bond before his death). Damages are claimed at £40. Bond shown in court.

Pleading: TP says that he should not be held to this bond because he was never the executor of the late RC, nor of any of his goods or chattels, nor did he act as administrator etc.

Pleading: AD says that after RC's death TP made administration of diverse goods and chattels which belonged to RC at the time of his death as executor of RC's will, namely at Hadleigh, Suffolk. AD seeks inquiry upon the country, and TP seeks likewise. Order to the sheriff of Suffolk to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1426.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Hadleigh < Suffolk < England (initial) 05/10/1422
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Augustin Dunton (m) Hadleigh < Suffolk < England Plaintiff
Richard Clere (m) dec. Merchant Hadleigh < Suffolk < England Testator
Thomas Denys (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Peke (m) Citizen Merchant London < England Defendant, Executor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 335

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Contract (marriage); Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: William H. claims that on 12/07/1424 John D. (Sen.), by way of his attorney Thomas G., retained WH for £20 to act as JD's council in the contracting of a marriage between John D. (Jr.) the son and heir of John D. (Sen.) on the one part, and Joan A. the daughter of Richard A. on the other part. Wh says that this marriage was contracted and so he should have received the aforesaid £20, but has not been paid. Damages are claimed at £20.

Pleading: JD defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Michaelmas term 1426, with the assent of WH.

Postea text: 4 posteas - all further licence to imparl, forwarding the case as far as Hilary term 1428, and given with the assent of WH.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Faith under St Paul's < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 12/07/1424
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Joan Arches (f) Other
John Dynham snr (m) Knight Nutwell < Devon < England Defendant
John Dynham jnr (m) Other
Nicholas Balle (m) Attorney of defendant
Richard Arches (m) Knight Other
Thomas Gille (m) Attorney of third party
William Hoper (m) Clerk Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 337d

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £300
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: Robert S. claims that Richard R. unjustly detains two bonds which were given to him for safe keeping on 06/05/1426 at London, and which RR now refuses to return. One of these bonds shows that RS is held to a certain John B. in £100 by certain terms within-written. The other bond shown that the same JB is held to RS in £100 by certain terms within-written. Damages are claimed at £300.

Pleading: RR presents these bonds to the court and says that he is prepared to deliver them with the court's decision. However, RR says that they were given to him with the mutual assent of RS and JB, to be returned to RS and JB, or either of them, only under certain conditions. RR says that he is ignorant, on the part of JB, as to whether these conditions have been met. RR seeks that JB be warned. Therefore, order to the sheriff of London to make it known to JB by good and honest men that he is to be at this court in Michaelmas term 1426 if he wishes to object to RS having livery of the bonds.

Postea text: postea 1 - the sheriff of London returns that JB has nothing in his bailiwick. And upon this it is testified that JB has estate in Middlesex. Therefore the sheriff of Middlesex is ordered to make it known to JB that he is to be here in Hilary term 1427 if etc.

Postea text: postea 2 - the sheriff of Middlesex returns that JB is a clerk and is beneficed in the bishopric of London in county of Middlesex, and JB does not have a lay fee in the sheriff's bailiwick where he is able to be forewarned, nor is he found in the bailiwick. And because the justices have not yet been advised concerning the making of further process, day is given between the parties in Easter term 1427.

Postea text: postea 3 - because the justices have not yet been advised further day is given in Michaelmas term 1427.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 06/05/1426
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bokelond (m) Clerk Other
Richard Rychemond (m) Gentleman Twickenham < Middlesex < England Defendant
Robert Skydbroke (m) Gentleman Lincolnshire < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 372

Term: Trinity 1426
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Assault; Imprisonment

Pleading: John W. claims that on 26/07/1423 at Stepney, Middlesex, Gregory P. used force and arms to imprison and assault him. Damages are claimed at £10.

Pleading: GP says that he is innocent and puts himself upon the country, and JW puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff off Middlesex to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1426.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
Imprisonment
Stepney < Middlesex < England (initial) 26/07/1423
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Gregory Persevale (m) Dauber London < England Defendant
John Wryght (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Marchall (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 372d

Term: Trinity 1426
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Henry M. claims that John N. owes him £4 per a bond made on 14/05/1419. Damages are claimed at 40s. Bond shown in court. And upon this HM says that the bond was made in the parish of St Sepulchre outside the bar of West Smithfield, London (i.e. in Middlesex).

Pleading: JN defends and seeks that the bond and its endorsements be read aloud. The condition on the bond is that if JN should pay or make paid HM 6s 8d in the feast of the nativity of St John the Baptist next following (24/06/1419), 6s 8d in Michaelmas next (29/09/1419), 6s 8d in Christmas next (25/12/1419), 6s 8d in the annunciation of St Mary next (25/03/1420), and then pay HM the same amounts at the same feasts thereafter until HM should have been paid a total of £4, then the bound shall be null and void. Upon hearing this JN says that he paid HM the aforesaid £4 at the feasts specified, namely at Bow, Middlesex, ('Stratford atte Bow') and so the bond should be void.

Pleading: HM says that JN did not pay him the 6s 8d due to him in the feast of the annunciation of St Mary 1420 (25/03/1420). HM says that he is prepared to verify this and seeks judgement.

Pleading: JN says that he did pay HM the 6s 8d due to him in the feast of the annunciation of St Mary 1420 (25/03/1420) and puts himself upon the country, and HM puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of Middlesex to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1426.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond West Smithfield < Middlesex < England (initial) 14/05/1419
(due) 29/09/1419 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Mauntall (m) Plaintiff
John Loughton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Newlond (m) Brewer (lately of) London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 431d

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Godefry de Foy and Ralph Silkeston state that John Godston owes them 78s on a bond. Damages claimed at 40s. Bond shown in court. GF and RS say that the bond was made in London etc.

Pleading: JG granted licence to imparl to quindene of Michaelmas. Pledges named for the defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dionis Backchurch < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 23/06/1422
(due) 25/12/1422 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Godfrey Foy (m) Dinant < Foreign < Belgium Plaintiff
John Gamelyngey (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Godston (m) Gentleman Rainham < Essex < England Defendant
John Kemp (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Ralph Silkeston (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Barry (m) Gentleman Aveley < Essex < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Champyon (m) Gentleman Newington < Kent < England Surety for defendant
William Cambrigge (m) Gentleman Market Harborough < Leicestershire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 446

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: 100s
Damages awarded: 6s 8d
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: Thomas N. claims that John K. owes him 40s as determined by a reckoning of the account between them before auditors John M. and Geoffrey B. Damages are claimed at 100s.

Pleading: JK defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Michaelmas term 1426, with the assent of TN.

Postea text: postea 1 - further licence to imparl as far as Hilary term 1427.

Postea text: postea 2 - JK does not come and so TN is to recover the aforesaid 40s debt versus JK and also damages of 6s 8d.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Alphage London Wall < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 14/09/1423
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Geoffrey Boteller (m) Tailor London < England Auditor
John Kogman (m) Smith London < England Defendant
John Mountagewe (m) Fuller London < England Auditor
Thomas Newton (m) Plaintiff
William Stamford (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 459

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Bertrand H. claims that 'Nicholas Colyn bottler (residing) with John Radclyf knight (senschal of Bordeaux) of Old Ford, Middlesex, Yeoman' owes him 12m 6s 8d per a bond. Damages are claimed at 10m. Bond shown in court. And upon this BH says that the bond was made in London [parish and ward left blank].

Pleading: NC says that he ought not be held to the bond because at the time of its making he was imprisoned by BH and others of his coven at Larlingforth, Norfolk.

Pleading: BH says that NC was a free man at the time of the bond's making and seeks inquiry upon the country, and NC seeks likewise. Order to the sheriff of Norfolk to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1426. And upon this NC puts a certain (attorney) John Brigge versus BH in this plea.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 06/10/1425
(due) 25/12/1425 < Christmas
Imprisonment Larlingforth < Norfolk < England (initial) 06/10/1425
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Bertrand Hawe (m) Burgess Merchant Bordeaux < Foreign < France Plaintiff
John Brigge (m) Attorney of defendant
John Radclyf (m) Knight Seneschal Bordeaux < Foreign < France Other
Nicholas Colyer (m) Yeoman Bottler Old Ford < Middlesex < England Defendant
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 459d

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Bertrand H. claims that 'Thomas W. residing with (John Radclyf knight) seneschal of Bordeaux of Old Ford, Middlesex, esquire' owes him 6m per a bond. Damages are claimed at 10m. Bond shown in court. And upon this HW says that bond was made at London [parish and ward left blank].

Pleading: TW says that the bond is not of his making and puts himself upon the country, and BH puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1426. The bond is given to chief clerk Robert D. for safe keeping.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 13/07/1425
(due) 24/08/1425 < St Bartholomew
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Bertrand Have (m) Burgess Merchant Bordeaux < Foreign < France Plaintiff
John Radclyf (m) Seneschal Bordeaux < Foreign < France Other
Robert Darcy (m) Chief Clerk Common Pleas [court] Clerk
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas White (m) Esquire Old Ford < Middlesex < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 459d

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Walter B. claims that Thomas L. owes him 40s. Per a bond. Damages are claimed at 40s. Bond shown in court. And upon this WB says that the bond was made at London in the 'parish of St Nicholas, Queenhith Ward'.

Pleading: TL says that the force of the bond ought not hold because at the time of its making he was imprisoned by WB and other of his coven at Mendlesham, Suffolk.

Pleading: WB says that TL was a free man at the time of the bond's making and seeks inquiry upon the country, and TL seeks likewise. Order to the sheriff of Suffolk to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1426.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Queenhithe Ward < London < England (initial) 20/12/1425
(due) 02/02/1426 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Imprisonment Mendlesham < Suffolk < England (initial) 20/12/1425
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Sewale (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Leche (m) Clerk Vicar Ashbocking < Suffolk < England Defendant
Walter Birchemore (m) Clerk Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 460

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 5m
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Richard B. claims that Thomas L. owes him 6m arising from the sale of one horse which TL bought but did not pay for. Damages are claimed at 5m.

Pleading: TL says that he does not owe RB the aforesaid 6m nor any other monies and offers his law, to be made in Michaelmas term 1426. Pledges of law are named as well as pledges for future appearance.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 16/02/1424
(due) 11/06/1424 < Pentecost
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Homurmaker (m) 'homurmaker' Thame < Oxfordshire < England Surety for defendant
Nicholas Thame (m) Skinner London < England Surety for defendant, Surety of law (compurgator)
Richard Benyngworth (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Longe (m) Courser Thame < Oxfordshire < England Defendant
Thomas Pusy (m) Gentleman West Wycombe < Buckinghamshire < England Surety for defendant, Surety of law (compurgator)
William Clyve (m) Gentleman Worcester < Worcestershire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 460d

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Bere claims that John Brandon owes him £20 per two bonds of £10 each, both bonds having been made on 22/07/1420, one being due in the Pentecost 1421 (11/04/1421) and the other being due in the Pentecost 1422 (31/05/1422). Damages are claimed at £20. Bonds shown in the court. And upon this John Bere says that the bonds were made at London [parish and ward not given].

Pleading: John Brandon defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Michaelmas term 1426. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 22/07/1420
(due) 11/05/1421 < Pentecost
Bond London < England (initial) 22/07/1420
(due) 31/05/1422 < Pentecost
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bere (m) Merchant Berwick-upon-Tweed < Northumberland < England Plaintiff
John Brandon (m) Citizen Grocer Colchester < Essex < England alias London < England Defendant
John Clerk (m) Gentleman Colchester < Essex < England Surety for defendant
John Clopton (m) Gentleman Clopton < Cambridgeshire < England Surety for defendant
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Pek (m) Gentleman Bedford < Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Staunton (m) Gentleman Chidham < Sussex < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 460d

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John B. claims that Thomas B. owes him £20 per two bonds of £10 each, both bonds having been made on 22/07/1420, one being due in the Pentecost 1421 (11/04/1421) and the other being due in the Pentecost 1422 (31/05/1422). Damages are claimed at £20. Bonds shown in the court. And upon this JB says that the bonds were made at London [parish and ward not given].

Pleading: TB defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Michaelmas term 1426. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 22/07/1420
(due) 31/05/1422 < Pentecost
Bond London < England (initial) 22/07/1420
(due) 11/05/1421 < Pentecost
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bere (m) Merchant Berwick-upon-Tweed < Northumberland < England Plaintiff
John Clerk (m) Gentleman Colchester < Essex < England Surety for defendant
John Clopton (m) Gentleman Clopton < Cambridgeshire < England Surety for defendant
Robert Tettebury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Bosse (m) Citizen Grocer Colchester < Essex < England alias London < England Defendant
Thomas Peek (m) Gentleman Bedford < Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Staunton (m) Gentleman Chidham < Sussex < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 467d

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Assault; Imprisonment

Pleading: Chaplain John Bubbewyth claims that Richard W., together with Walter C. and John Blakwell, used force and arms to assault, imprison, and maltreat him at london. Damages are claimed at 20m.

Pleading: RW defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Michaelmas term 1426. 'And upon this…' [space is left on the membrane for sureties to be named].

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
Imprisonment
St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 10/04/1426
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Blakwell (m) Hosier London < England Accessory
John Bubbewyth (m) Chaplain Plaintiff
Richard Wodelond (m) Cook London < England Defendant
Walter Cook (m) Hosteler London < England Accessory

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 481

Term: Trinity 1426
County: Surrey
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: Beatrice (Fitzalan) the countess of Arundel and Surrey claims that Richard Batyn, together with: Walter Tyler (husbandman), Walter Tyler (labourer), Thomas A., Richard Branyngham the son of John B., Walter B. the brother of Richard Branyngham, and Richard D.; used force and arms to enter the free warren of countess BF without licence, seizing and carrying off 4 hares, 400 (quadringentas) rabbits, 6 pheasants, and 14 partridges. Damages are claimed at £20.

Pleading: Richars Batyn says that he is innocent and puts himself upon the country, and countess BF puts herself likewise. Order to the sheriff of Surrey to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1426. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Postea text: postea 1 - the sheriff of Surrey did not send the writ and so the case is forwarded as far as Hilary term 1427.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Reigate < Surrey < England (initial) 12/10/1425
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Beatrice FitzAlan (f) Countess Arundel and Surrey [earldom] Surrey < England Plaintiff
John Branyngham (m) Other
John Byngley (m) Tanner Croydon < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
John Rocheford (m) Girdler Westminster < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
John Waleys (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Waspe (m) Girdler London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Batyn (m) Girdler London < England Defendant
Richard Branyngham (m) Labourer Gatton < Surrey < England Accessory
Richard Dawe (m) Labourer Merstham < Surrey < England Accessory
Robert Tetebury (m) Gentleman Tetbury < Gloucestershire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas atte Park (m) Labourer Gatton < Surrey < England Accessory
Walter Branyngham (m) Labourer Gatton < Surrey < England Accessory
Walter Tyler (m) Husbandman Reigate < Surrey < England Accessory
Walter Tyler (m) Labourer Reigate < Surrey < England Accessory

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 485d

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: Robert Barry claims that John S. owes him 4m as determined by a reckoning of the account between them before auditors John C., and Walter C., concerning diverse sums of money.

Pleading: JS defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Michaelmas term 1426, to which Robery Barry assents. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Postea text: postea 1 - further licence to imparl as far as Hilary term 1427, with the assent of Robert Barry.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Michael Crooked Lane < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 01/09/1424
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bedford (m) Gentleman Bedford < Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant
John Clerk (m) Auditor
John Loughton (m) Gentleman Loughton < Buckinghamshire < England Surety for defendant
John Stansted (m) Dyer London < England Defendant
John Turvey (m) Gentleman Turvey < Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant
Richard Buklond (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Barry (m) Plaintiff
Walter Colpit (m) Scrivener Auditor
William Laurence (m) Gentleman Turvey < Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 492

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Ralph S. claims that John B. owes him £37 as the unpaid residue of a £67 10s 7d bond, of which he acknowledges payment of £30 10s 7d. Bond shown in court. Damages are claimed at £20. And upon this RS says that the bond was made at London etc.

Pleading: JB granted licence to imparl to quindene of Michaelmas 1426. Pledges named for the defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dionis Backchurch < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 14/02/1418
(due) 01/08/1418
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Brandon (m) Citizen Grocer Colchester < Essex < England alias (lately of) London < England Defendant
John Clerk (m) Gentleman Colchester < Essex < England Surety for defendant
John Clopton (m) Gentleman Clopton < Cambridgeshire < England Surety for defendant
John Kemp (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Ralph Silkyston (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Peek (m) Gentleman Bedford < Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Staunton (m) Gentleman Chidham < Sussex < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 493

Term: Trinity 1426
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: John Bate claims that on 16/11/1425 he was retained by Alexander K. to be his counsel in a certain writ of debt for 20m which the same AK now maintains in the Common Pleas as executor of the will of 'widow Joan Blount who was the wife of Thomas Walton lately of Southwark, 'exigebat', versus prior William (N.) of Launde, Leicestershire; which certain writ was returnable before justice William B. and his associate justices of the common bench in the quindene on Martinmas last past (1425). JB says that he acted as AK's counsel in this suit, for which he was to receive 5m, but AK has not paid him. Damages are claimed at 100s.

Pleading: AK defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Michaelmas term 1426

Postea text: 4 posteas - all further licences to imparl, forwarding the case as far as Michaelmas term 1427.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 16/11/1425
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
[un-named] [un-named] (m) Attorney of defendant
Alexander Kyllyngham (m) Tailor London < England Defendant
Joan Blount (f) Widow (lately of) Southwark < Surrey < England Other
John Bate (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Wakefeld (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Walton (m) dec. Southwark < Surrey < England Other
William Babyngton (m) Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
William Northampton (m) Prior Launde Priory [priory] Launde < Leicestershire < England Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 493d

Term: Trinity 1426
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Robert C. claims that William B. owes him 10m as the unpaid residue of a £20 bond, RC acknowledging satisfaction concerning 20m of the aforesaid £20. Damages are claimed at 20m. Bond shown in court. And upon this RC says that the bond was made at London etc.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 15/10/1418
(due) 25/12/1418 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Robert Childewalle (m) Citizen Chandler London < England Plaintiff
William Bury (m) Gentleman Kingsbury < Middlesex < England Defendant