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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 001d

Term: Easter 1429
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £3000
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: Humphrey, duke of Gloucester claims that Reginald K. unjustly detains a certain bond which shows that Richard, bishop of Lincoln is held to duke HL in £2000. Duke HL says that in London on 6 July 1424 he gave this bond to RK for safe keeping, but RK now refuses to return it. Damages are claimed at £3000.

Pleading: RK presents this bond to the court and says that he is prepared to deliver it with the court's decision. However, RK says that this bond was given to him by a certain Thomas Bekyngton, chancellor of duke HL, on behalf of duke HL and bishop RF, only to be returned to one or other of them under certain circumstances. RK says that he does not know whether or not the conditions for the bond's return have been met on the part of bishop RF. RK seeks that bishop RF be forewarned of the bond's delivery to duke HL etc. Therefore the sheriff of London is to make it known to bishop RF by good and honest men that he is to be at this court at Easter one month if he wishes to object to duke HL having livery of the bond etc.

Postea text: postea 1 - parties come by attorneys, and bishop RF by attorney Thomas Belwode. Sheriff returns that he made it known to bishop RF by way of John Shipton and John Holwold [no further pleading entered].

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Gregory by St Paul's < Castle Baynard Ward < London < England (initial) 06/07/1424
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Humphrey Lancaster (m) Duke Gloucester [dukedom] Plaintiff
John Holwold (m) Official
John Shipton (m) Official
Philip Leweston (m) Attorney of defendant
Reginald Kentwode (m) Dean St Paul's Cathedral [cathedral] London < England Defendant
Richard Flemyng (m) Bishop Lincoln [diocese] Other
Thomas Bekyngton (m) Clerk Chancellor Gloucester [dukedom] Other
Thomas Belwode (m) Attorney of third party
William Armeston (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 101

Term: Easter 1429
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: William M. amerced for many defaults. John E. claims that on 28 October 1426, in London, WM used force and arms to break his house and dig in his soil, from which WM removed 40 cart-loads of clay, to the value of 40s. Damages are claimed at £20.

Pleading: WM says that he is not responsible for the trespass as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Trinity 1429.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
St Botolph without Bishopsgate < Bishopsgate Ward < London < England (initial) 28/10/1426
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
[omitted] [omitted] (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Eton jnr (m) Plaintiff
William Marowe (m) Wheeler London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 109

Term: Easter 1429
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 40m
Case type: Abduction; Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: John Leylond claims that on 20 May 1427, in London, John Harry forcibly abducted his apprentice, Roger Trevals Damages are claimed at 40m.

Pleading: JH denies force and arms; parties on country. Concerning the remainder, JH says that long before the day of the supposed trespass RT, by the name of Roger Perou, apprenticed himself to JH, by the name of John Henry, by way of an indenture given under RT's seal which JH presents to the court. JH says that by this indenture RT apprenticed himself to JH to learn the art of tanning from 6 May 1426 for five years, but afterwards RT withdrew from his service and entered that of JL. JH says that he then found RT at London, at the time of the supposed trespass, and took him away, as he had good licence to do.

Pleading: JL says that his action ought to continue, as RT, as RT of the parish of St Hilary in Cornwall, by an indenture which he shows in court, made in London on 20 February 1427, apprenticed himself to JL from Easter 1427 for seven years. JL says RT was thus in his service and his apprentice until JH came and abducted him as claimed.

Pleading: JH says that RT was already his apprentice when he agreed the second apprenticeship on 20 February 1427, as shown by the document he presents in court. Parties on country. JH says that his apprenticeship agreement with RT was made at Nanturras, Cornwall, so sheriff of Cornwall to have jury of Nanturras here at octave of St John the Baptist.

Postea text: 3 posteas, sheriff of Cornwall did not send the writ, to octave of Trinity 1430.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract London < England (initial) 20/02/1427
(due) 20/02/1434
Service/employment Contract Nanturras < Cornwall < England (initial) 06/05/1426
(due) 06/05/1431 < St John before the Latin Gate
Abduction St Mary Aldermary < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 20/05/1427
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Henry alias John Harry (m) Tanner Nanturras < Cornwall < England Defendant
John Leylond (m) Citizen Armourer London < England Plaintiff
Richard Biry (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Roger Perou alias Roger Trevals (m) Apprentice St Hilary < Cornwall < England Other
William Richard (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 119d

Term: Easter 1429
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Damages awarded: 6s 8d
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas F. claims that John R. owes him £35 9s as the unpaid residue of a £35 16s bond. TF acknowledges that he has been satisfied concerning the other 7s of the aforesaid £35 16s. Bond shown in court. Damages are claimed at £40. And upon this TF says that the bond was made at London etc.

Pleading: JR admits that he owes this debt, and that he made the bond as claimed. Order that TF recover the said £35 9s, and damages assigned at 6s 8d. JR amerced. TF releases 9s of the said £35 9s debt.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Martin Pomary < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 07/02/1425
(due) 08/04/1425 < Pentecost
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Russell (m) Chapman Bicester < Oxfordshire < England Defendant
Thomas Fauconer (m) Mercer London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 126

Term: Easter 1429
County: Hertfordshire
Writ type: Other
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Contract (general); Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: David Fynyan and Robert Botiller were attached to answer Thomas H. concerning a plea that TH bought from DF and Botiller one messuage with appurtenances in St Albans for a certain sum of money, to be paid to DF and Botiller at St Albans at certain terms. In return, DF and Botiller were to place TH in seisin of the same messuage within a certain period of time, but DF and Botiller did not arrange to place TH in seisin within that period of time, to his damage of £20. TH comes in person, DF and Botiller by attorney, and day is given at the octave of Trinity.

Pleading: [continued on at Trinity 1429, rot 327d] TH says that on 26 October 1423, at St Albans, he bought a messuage with appurtenances in St Albans from DF and Botiller for £12 13s 4d, payable in payments of £4 at the Nativity of St John the Baptist 1424 and £8 13s 4d at Christmas 1424. Botiller and DF were then to place TH in seisin of the aforesaid messuage within a certain period of time, namely before Christmas 1424. However, Botiller and DF did not do this, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: Botiller and DF say that TH ought not maintain his case against them, since there was a discussion concerning the agreement between them regarding the aforesaid messuage. DF and Botiller say that TH requested various documents from them relating to the aforesaid messuage, so that he might see them and thus know by the advice of his counsel if the same messuage was encumbered by any other action, right or title etc., and thus if it could be sold. TH was then to give DF and Botiller the aforesaid £12 13s 4d in payments of £4 3s 4d at Michaelmas then next, £4 3s 4d at the following Easter, and £4 6s 8d at the following Michaelmas. After payment of this money, DF and Botiller were then to make over seisin of the messuage to TH. DF and Botiller say that afterwards, namely on 8 March 1425, TH viewed the documents relating to this messuage, namely in London in the parish of St Benet Fink, Broad Street ward, and returned them; then, deciding that a certain Richard Briggewater had right and title to the messuage, and therefore TH, having discussed this with DF and Botiller, refused to complete the agreement.

Pleading: TH, not acknowledging anything said by DF and Botiller, states that, after discussing this with DF and Botiller as stated, he did not refuse the aforesaid property, as DF and Botiller have alleged. Enquiry on country.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/674, rot 327d. (photos: 1781 & 1782).

Events
Type Place Date
Contract (not Service/employment) St Benet Fink < Broad Street Ward < London < England (initial) 08/03/1425
Property Transfer St Albans < Hertfordshire < England (initial) 26/10/1423
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
David Fynyan (m) Clerk London < England Defendant
John Bedford (m) Attorney of defendant
Richard Briggewater (m) Other
Robert Botiller (m) Yeoman London < England Defendant
Thomas Heyne (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 134

Term: Easter 1429
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Assault

Pleading: John Pecche, abbot of St Mary Graces, states that on 20 July 1427 John Goldesburgh forcibly assaulted him in his abbey, within the parish of St Botolph without Aldgate in Middlesex. Damages claimed at £40.

Pleading: JG denies the trespass as claimed. Parties on country, jury here on morrow of St John the Baptist. Pledges named for the defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault St Botolph without Aldgate < Middlesex < England (initial) 20/07/1427
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Bowdon (m) Goldsmith London < England Surety for defendant
John Broun (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Goldesburgh (m) Haberdasher London < England Defendant
John Pecche (m) Abbot St Mary Graces [abbey] London < England Plaintiff
John Walshe (m) Goldsmith London < England Surety for defendant
Philip Leweston (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Mullyng (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 135d

Term: Easter 1429
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Damages awarded: 15m 6s 8d
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Edmund Salle states that on 18 February 1422 Thomas Bubbewyth made five separate bonds with him and a certain John Somer, now deceased, each in 10m, payable at the feasts of Michaelmas 1424, 1425, 1426, 1427, and 1428. Damages are claimed at £20. Bonds shown in court.

Pleading: TB granted licence to imparl to octave of Trinity 1429.

Pleading: [continued at Trinity 1429, rot 322] TB says that on the day of the making of ES's original writ, namely 14 October 1428, and afterwards, JS, with whom he was bound to ES, was still alive and living in Barking, Essex. Therefore TB seeks judgment on the writ.

Pleading: ES states that on the day of his original writ JS was dead, and not alive as claimed by TB. Parties on country, sheriff of Essex to have jury of Barking here at octave of Michaelmas.

Postea text: Sheriff of Essex did not send the writ, to Michaelmas one month 1429.

Postea text: postea 2 - continuance as far as Easter term 1430 so that a jury may be placed.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to Easter five weeks 1430. On this day, parties came, jury says on oath that on the day of the original writ JS was dead, as claimed by ES. Damages assigned at 15m 6s 8d, order that ES recover the said debt and the damages thus assessed. TB amerced.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/674, rot 322.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Michael Cornhill < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 18/02/1422
(due) 29/09/1428 < Michaelmas
Bond St Michael Cornhill < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 18/02/1422
(due) 29/09/1426 < Michaelmas
Bond St Michael Cornhill < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 18/02/1422
(due) 29/09/1424 < Michaelmas
Bond St Michael Cornhill < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 18/02/1422
(due) 29/09/1425 < Michaelmas
Bond St Michael Cornhill < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 18/02/1422
(due) 29/09/1427 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edmund Salle (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
John Somer (m) dec. Citizen Draper London < England Creditor
Thomas Bubbewyth (m) Clerk Wells < Somerset < England Defendant
Thomas Wakefeld (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Kyrkeby (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 172

Term: Easter 1429
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 5m
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John H. claims that Richard V. owes him £8 6s 8d arising from the sale of 240 pounds of red copper which RV bought but did not pay for. Damages are claimed at 5m.

Pleading: RV defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Trinity term 1429.

Postea text: 3 posteas - all further licences to imparl, forwarding the case as far as Easter term 1430.

Postea text: postea 4 - Plaintiff JH comes but defendant RV does not. Therefore, RV is in default. JH is to recover the aforesaid debt plus damages of ... [damaged; award is in shillings, perhaps 20s or 30s, but too damaged to be certain]

Case notes: case badly damaged

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Michael Queenhithe < Queenhithe Ward < London < England (initial) 20/02/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Hatherle (m) Citizen Ironmonger London < England Plaintiff
Richard Voke (m) Husbandman Shaftesbury < Dorset < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 172

Term: Easter 1429
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 5m
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Thomas S. and John [surname damaged] claim that Richard [surname damaged] owes them £6 8d arising from the sale of 300 pounds of copper. Damages are claimed at 5m.

Pleading: Richard granted licence to imparl to octave of Trinity.

Case notes: case badly damaged

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (due) < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John [damaged] (m) Grocer Plaintiff
Richard [damaged] (m) Brazier …y < Dorset < England Defendant
Thomas Selove (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 172d

Term: Easter 1429
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Arbitration

Pleading: Nicholas [surname damaged'] claims that chaplain John N. owes him 40s. Nicholas says that on 1 August [year damaged] he and JN submitted to arbitration before arbiters John [surname damaged] and John Spenser at London. Nicholas says that these arbiters ordained that JN ought to pay him 40s, but that N has never paid him this money. Damages are claimed at 40 [denomination lost, presumably shillings].

Pleading: JN says that he did not submit to the arbitration aforesaid, before the above named arbiters, etc. and puts himself upon the country, and Nicholas puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come at Easter five weeks 1429. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Case notes: case badly damaged; denomination of damages claimed has been supplied

Events
Type Place Date
Arbitration St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
David John (m) Husbandman London < England Surety for defendant
John [damaged] (m) Arbitrator
John Notte (m) Chaplain London < England Defendant
John Osby (m) Husbandman London < England Surety for defendant
John Oxenside (m) Husbandman London < England Surety for defendant
John Spenser (m) Arbitrator
Nicholas [damaged] (m) Plaintiff
Richard Malster (m) Husbandman London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 296

Term: Easter 1429
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Breach of Statute; Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: Thomas C., citing the statute of labourers, states that at Easter 1428 he retained Matilda B. to serve him as a maid until Easter 1429. However, at the feast of the Purification 1429 MB left his service without reasonable cause or licence, in contempt of the king, against the form of the statute, and to his damage of 10m.

Pleading: MB says that she was retained by TC and served him faithfully until the said feast of the Purification 1429, when she requested good and sufficient food but was refused it. Therefore, she withdrew from TC's service with good licence.

Pleading: TC, not acknowledging anything alleged by MB, says that he did find MB good and sufficient food at the said feast of the Purificaion 1429. Enquiry on country, jury here at the octave of Trinity 1429. Pledges named for defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Breach of Statute St Mary Woolnoth < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 02/02/1429
Service/employment Contract St Mary Woolnoth < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 04/04/1428
(due) 27/03/1429 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Derby (m) Gentleman Canterbury < Kent < England Surety for defendant
John Melton (m) Scrivener London < England Surety for defendant
Matilda Bailly (f) Servant London < England Defendant
Richard Keyre (m) Ironmonger London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Touky (m) Skinner London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Chirche (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 296d

Term: Easter 1429
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John H. claims that on 01/12/1428, at Westminster, Thomas B. bought from him 80 sheep for 14m, to be paid on request. JH claims that thought he has often asked for payment TB has refused to pay him. Damages are claimed at 100s.

Pleading: TB says that he does not owe JH the aforesaid 14m nor any other monies and offers his law, to be made in Trinity term 1429. Pledges of law are named.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 01/12/1428
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Hans (m) Plaintiff
Philip Leweston (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Hynkebergh (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Thomas Baxter (m) Butcher London < England Defendant
William Cambrigge (m) Surety of law (compurgator)

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 296d

Term: Easter 1429
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 4m
Damages awarded: 13s 4d
Costs: 40s
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Thomas Delves and John G. claims that Thomas V. owes them 4m 3s 4d on four bonds. These bonds, all made on 20/10/1427 were as follows: 15s due at the feast of the Purification 1428; 15s due at Easter three weeks 1428; 13s 4d due on the morrow of the Nativity of St John the Baptist 1428; and 13s 4d due at All Saints 1428. The bonds are shown in court. Damages are claimed at 4m. And upon this Thomas Delves and JG say that the bonds were made in London etc.

Pleading: TV defends and says that the force of the bonds ought not hold because at the time of their making he was imprisoned by Thomas Delves, JG, and their associates in London, in the parish of St Nicholas Shambles, Farringdon Within ward.

Pleading: Thomas Delves and JG say that TV was a free man at the time of the bond's making and seek inquiry upon the country, and TV seeks likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come at the quindene of Trinity 1429. Pledges named for defendant.

Postea text: postea 1 - the jury is placed in respite as far as the octave of St John the Baptist 1429.

Postea text: postea 2 - plaintiffs Thomas Delves and JG come, but defendant TV does not. Therefore, a jury is to be taken against TV per default. The jury is placed in respite as far as Michaelmas term 1429, unless the case is first heard before justice James Strangways at the assize at St Martin le Grand on 11/07/1429.

Postea text: postea 3 - to this day (Michaelmas term 1429) come Thomas Delves and JG, together with justice James S., and insert a record of the case as heard at the assize at St Martin le Grand on 11/07/1429 before justice James Strangways and associate justice Thomas del Both. To that assize came a jury which said on oath that TV was a free man at the time of the making of the aforesaid bonds. Therefore it was decided that Thomas Delves and JG ought to recover the aforesaid debt plus 13s 4d damages and costs of 33s 4d; a total of 46s 8d damages and costs. And upon this Thomas Delves and JG ask the justices to increase their award for costs, and the justices award then an additional 6s 8d...[damage]...

Postea text: postea 4 - on this day, pledges come and make fine with the king, each of them at 3s 4d, by the pledge of Thomas Cley and John Segefeld.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Michael le Querne < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 20/10/1427
(due) 02/02/1428 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Bond St Michael le Querne < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 20/10/1427
(due) 25/06/1428
Imprisonment St Nicholas Shambles < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 20/10/1427
Bond St Michael le Querne < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 20/10/1427
(due) 25/04/1428
Bond St Michael le Querne < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 20/10/1427
(due) 01/11/1428 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
James Strangways (m) Justice St Martin Le Grand, Assize [court] Justice
John Gillowe (m) Plaintiff
John Mulford (m) Butcher London < England Surety for defendant
John Rage (m) Butcher London < England Surety for defendant
John Segefeld (m) Gentleman London < England Surety other
John Smyth (m) Butcher London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Cley (m) Butcher London < England Surety other
Thomas del Both (m) Justice St Martin Le Grand, Assize [court] Justice
Thomas Delves (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Vale (m) Butcher London < England Defendant
Thomas Wodeford (m) Butcher London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 305

Term: Easter 1429
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £20
Damages awarded: £13 6s 8d
Costs: £6 13s 4d
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: John Pavy Sen., John Pavy Jr., Thomas Pavy and William Pavy claim that widow Joan Beauchamp who was the wife of William Beauchamp unjustly detains their goods and chattels to the value of £20. John Pavy Sen., John Pavy Jr., Thomas Pavy and William Pavy say that on 12/04/1428 on Fleet Street, London, they delivered two golden cups to Joan Beauchamp for safe keeping, but that Joan now refuses to return them. Damages are claimed at £20.

Pleading: Joan Beauchamp says that she ought not have to respond to the writ of John Pavy Sen., John Pavy Jr., Thomas Pavy and William Pavy because they are villeins of her manor of Kemerton, Gloucestershire, of which she is seised for life, with reversion to Richard Beauchamp the earl of Warwick and his heirs. And, Joan says that herself and all the ancestors of the earls of Warwick have been seised of John Pavy Sen., John Pavy Jr., Thomas Pavy and William Pavy and all of their ancestors from time immemorial.

Pleading: John Pavy Sen., John Pavy Jr., Thomas Pavy and William Pavy say that they are free man, of free condition, and not Joan Beauchamp's villeins of the aforesaid manor. They seek inquiry upon the country, and Joan Beauchamp seeks likewise. And upon this Joan Beauchamp says that she is not able to verify that presented above without the aid of Richard, earl of Warwick, and seeks to have his help. Therefore the decision is that the sheriff (of London) is to summon earl Richard to be in this court in Trinity term 1429 to make verification, together with Joan etc. The same day is given to the parties aforesaid etc.

Postea text: postea 1 - to this day (Trinity term 1429) comes defendant Joan Beauchamp, the plaintiffs (John Pavy Sen., John Pavy Jr., Thomas Pavy and William Pavy), and earl Richard of Warwick by his attorney, Thomas Hethe, in support of Joan Beauchamp. Therefore the sheriff of London to make a jury come in the octave of Michaelmas term 1429.

Postea text: postea 2 - continuance between the parties as far as the octave of Martinmas 1429 (late in Michaelmas term 1429) unless the case is first heard before chief justice William Babyngton at the assize of St Martin le grand on 15/11/1429.

Postea text: postea 3 - to this day (the octave of Martinmas 1429) come John Pavy Sen., John Pavy Jr., Thomas Pavy and William Pavy, together with chief justice William Babyngton, who sends record of the case as heard at the assize of St Martin le Grand, on 15/11/1429, before chief justice William Babyngton and associate justice John Drayton. This record says that to the assize came all parties, as well as a jury which said on oath that John Pavy Sen., John Pavy Jr., Thomas Pavy and William Pavy are free men of free condition, and not villeins etc. Therefore it is decided that, if they should have livery of their goods from Joan Beauchamp, John Pavy Sen., John Pavy Jr., Thomas Pavy and William Pavy ought to have £13 6s 8d damages of the detention of their goods and costs of £6 13s 4d. And, if they do not have livery of their goods, John Pavy Sen., John Pavy Jr., Thomas Pavy and William Pavy are to receive an additional £10 in damages. Therefore the decision is that John Pavy Sen., John Pavy Jr., Thomas Pavy and William Pavy are to recover from Joan Beauchaump either their goods, or £10 for the value of the same as assessed by the jury; plus their £20 costs and damages as similarly assessed by the aforesaid jury. Joan Beauchamp is in mercy. And upon this Joan Beauchamp delivers, in this court, the aforesaid goods to John Pavy Sen., John Pavy Jr., Thomas Pavy and William Pavy, and satisfies them concerning damages.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping Fleet Street < St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 12/04/1428
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Joan Beauchamp (f) Widow Ashby de la Zouche < Leicestershire < England Defendant
John Drayton (m) Justice St Martin Le Grand, Assize [court] Justice
John Pavy snr (m) Kemerton < Gloucestershire < England Plaintiff
John Pavy jnr (m) Kemerton < Gloucestershire < England Plaintiff
Richard Beauchamp (m) Earl Warwick [earldom] Other
Robert Voobe (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Hethe (m) Attorney of third party
Thomas Heuster (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Pavy (m) Kemerton < Gloucestershire < England Plaintiff
William Babyngton (m) Chief Justice St Martin Le Grand, Assize [court] Justice
William Beauchamp (m) dec. Knight Other
William Pavy (m) Kemerton < Gloucestershire < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 305d

Term: Easter 1429
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s
Damages awarded: 10s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John A. claims that John B. owes him 40s arising from the sale of 24 sheep which JB bought but never paid for. Damages are claimed at 100s.

Pleading: JB says that he does not owe JA the aforesaid 40s nor any other monies and offers his law, to be made in Trinity term 1429. Pledges of law are named (one suretylaw is JB's attorney, William Bradford, the other surety of law is left blank on the ms.]. And it is ordered that JB's attorney, John Bradford, is to have his master to this court to make his law in the term aforesaid.

Postea text: postea 1 - JB makes essoin and so the case is forwarded as far as Michaelmas term 1429.

Postea text: postea 2 - plaintiff JA comes but defendant JB does not come. Therefore JA is to recover the aforesaid 40s debt plus damages of 10s. JB is in mercy.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Nicholas Cole Abbey < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 25/01/1427
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Ashton (m) Citizen Fishmonger London < England Plaintiff
John Bynggele (m) Tanner Croydon < Surrey < England Defendant
Robert Threlkeld (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Bradford (m) Attorney of defendant, Surety of law (compurgator)

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 337d

Term: Easter 1429
County: London
Writ type: Account
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: Richard S. claims that Nicholas J. has not rendered reasonable account concerning the time which NJ acted as his receiver of monies; namely from 01/09/1422 as far as 10/08/1424. RC claims that during this period NJ received on his behalf, at London, £10 per the hands of a Reginald C. Damages are claimed at £20.

Pleading: NJ seeks licence to imparl as far as Trinity term 1429, with the assent of RS. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Postea text: 30 posteas - all further licences to imparl, forwarding the case as far as Hilary term 1438.

Postea text: postea 31 - plaintiff RS comes, but defendant Nicholas J. does not come. Therefore, the decision is that NJ is to render account to RS concerning the time and monies aforesaid, and NJ is in mercy for not previously rendering account.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract All Hallows Honey Lane < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 01/09/1422
(due) 10/08/1424
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edward FitzSymond (m) Gentleman Peckham < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
John Hamme (m) Gentleman Withyham < Sussex < England Surety for defendant
Nicholas Jop (m) Gentleman East Grinstead < Sussex < England Defendant
Reginald Cobham (m) Knight Other
Richard Jay (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Sellyng (m) Esquire Plaintiff
William Fenyngham (m) Gentleman Waldron < Sussex < England Surety for defendant
William Mathewe (m) Gentleman Tunbridge Wells < Kent < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 341d

Term: Easter 1429
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John F., executor of the will of Thomas P., claims that Richard R. owes him 60s on two bonds made between RR and the late TP. Both of these bonds were made at London [parish and ward left blank] on 26/06/1412 and due in All Saints 1412 (01/11/1412), one was worth 40s and the other was worth 20s. Damages are claimed at 100s.

Pleading: RR defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Trinity term 1429.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 26/06/1412
(due) 01/11/1412 < All Saints
Bond London < England (initial) 26/06/1412
(due) 01/11/1412 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Fere (m) Goldsmith London < England Executor, Plaintiff
Richard Richemond (m) Gentleman Twickenham < Middlesex < England Defendant
Thomas Poll (m) Alderman, Citizen London < England Testator

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 416

Term: Easter 1429
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John G. claims that Nicholas J. owes him 100s on four bonds of 25s each. These bonds were all made at London on 20/11/1424 and were due in Easter 1425 (08/04/1425), Michaelmas 1425 (29/09/1425), Easter 1426 (31/03/1426), and Michaelmas 1426 (29/09/1426). Damages are claimed at 100s. Bonds shown in court. And upon this JG says the bonds were made at London etc.

Pleading: NJ says that the bonds are not of his making and puts himself upon the country, and JG puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come in the quindene of Trinity term 1429. Pledges are named for the defendant. The bonds are given to chief clerk Robert D.

Postea text: postea 1 - [day damaged] ...of October, 1431, the bonds are delivered to chief justice William B. for consideration by a jury, and so chief clerk RD is quit of them.

Postea text: postea 2 - after the aforesaid quindene of Trinity term (1429) continuance was given between the parties are far as the octave of Martinmas 1431, unless the case should first be heard before chief justice WB at the assize of St Martin le Grand on 16/11/1431. To this day (the aforesaid octave of Martinmas 1431) comes JG, and chief justice WB sends this record of the case as heard at the assize of St Martin le grand on the day aforesaid (16/11/1431) before chief justice WB and associate justice William C. To that assize came plaintiff JG in his own person, but defendant NJ did not come. Therefore the jury was to be taken against him per default. However, some of those jurors empanelled did not come, and so the sheriff of London was ordered to fund supply jurors ('decem tales') etc. and is to make them come in Hilary term 1432.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Faith under St Paul's < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 20/11/1424
(due) 08/04/1425 < Easter
Bond St Faith under St Paul's < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 20/11/1424
(due) 29/09/1425 < Michaelmas
Bond St Faith under St Paul's < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 20/11/1424
(due) 31/03/1426 < Easter
Bond St Faith under St Paul's < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 20/11/1424
(due) 29/09/1426 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Edward FitzSymond (m) Gentleman Peckham < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
Henry Hikkes (m) Gentleman Rochester < Kent < England Surety for defendant
John Goldyng (m) Plaintiff
John Hamme (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Waleyoo (m) Gentleman Ockley < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
Nicholas Joop (m) Gentleman East Grinstead < Sussex < England Defendant
Robert Darcy (m) Chief Clerk Common Pleas [court] Clerk
William Babyngton (m) Chief Justice St Martin Le Grand, Assize [court] Justice
William Croston (m) Justice St Martin Le Grand, Assize [court] Justice
William Fynyngham (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 416

Term: Easter 1429
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Assault; Imprisonment

Pleading: Thomas C. claims that on 18/01/1429 William H. used force and arms to beat, wound, and imprison John A. the servant of TC at Ewell (Surrey), so that TC was then without JA's service for one day. Damages are claimed at 10m.

Pleading: WH says that he is innocent and puts himself upon the country, and TC puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff (of Surrey?) to make a jury come in Trinity term 1429. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
Imprisonment
Ewell < Surrey < England (initial) 18/01/1429
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Atte Water (m) Servant Other
Richard Thornburgh (m) Gentleman York < Yorkshire < England Surety for defendant
Roger Crome (m) Gentleman York < Yorkshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Acton (m) Gentleman York < Yorkshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Codyngton (m) Goldsmith London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Lambert (m) Gentleman York < Yorkshire < England Surety for defendant
William Hert (m) Cordwainer St Clement Danes < Middlesex < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 416d

Term: Easter 1429
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: 5m
Case type: Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: John Y. claims that Thomas P. and his wife Joan P. owe him 5m 6s 8d. JY says that whilst JP was a single woman he took her as his boarder from 4 March 1421 for one whole year then next following. For this period JP was to pay JY the aforesaid 5m 6s 8d for food and drink, but JY says that JP never paid him whilst she was a single woman, nor has she paid him since marrying TP. Damages are claimed at 5m.

Pleading: TP and JP say that they do not owe JY the aforesaid 5m 6s 4d nor any other monies and put themselves upon the country, and JY puts himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1429.

Events
Type Place Date
Contract (not Service/employment) St John Walbrook < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 04/03/1421
(due) 04/03/1421
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Joan Parker (f) London < England Defendant
John York (m) Plaintiff
Richard Edyncham (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Parker (m) 'signetgraver' London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 417d

Term: Easter 1429
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40s
Damages awarded: 10s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Edward C. claims that John Broune owes him 60s per a bond. Damages are claimed at 40s. Bond shown in court. And upon this EC says that the bond was made at London etc.

Pleading: John Broune defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Trinity term 1429. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Postea text: postea 1 - John Broune comes and says that he is not able to deny the debt or the validity of the bond. Therefore it is decided that EC is to recover the aforesaid debt plus damages assessed by the court at 10s with the assent of EC. John Broune is in mercy. And upon this EC freely remits to John Broune the aforesaid damages.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the East < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 16/11/1424
(due) 08/04/1425 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edward Corall alias Edward Coralle (m) Clerk Plaintiff
John Bedford (m) Gentleman Bedford < Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant
John Broune (m) Merchant Napton < Warwickshire < England Defendant
John Slopton (m) Gentleman Clopton < Cambridgeshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Adam (m) Servant London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Marchall (m) Attorney London < England Surety for defendant
William Boughton (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 417d

Term: Easter 1429
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Richard P. claims that John S. owes him £40 per a bond. Damages are claimed at £20. Bond shown in court. And upon this RP says that the bonds were made at Southwark, Surrey.

Pleading: JS defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Trinity term 1429.

Postea text: postea 1 - to this day comes plaintiff RP in his own person and JS by his attorney, and the case is to remain without day because JS is in the service of the lord king under John R. captain of the king's castle of Fronsac, France, from 08/05/1429 for one year then next following. JS's attorney has letters patent to this effect.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Southwark < Surrey < England (initial) 23/04/1428
(due) 21/06/1428
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Radclyf (m) Knight Captain Fronsac [castle] Other
John Sprotle (m) Citizen Vintner London < England Defendant
Richard Jay (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Ponynges (m) Knight Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 418

Term: Easter 1429
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £12
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Petyt of Caddington in Bedfordshire, maltman, claims that John Petyt lately citizen and mason of London owes him £12 on a bond. Damages claimed at £12. And upon this John Petyt of Caddington says that the bond was made in London etc.

Pleading: John Petyt lately citizen of London says that the force of the bond ought not hold because he is a lay person and not literate, and that the bond was read to him and explained in English to contain the condition that if he should pay to John Petyt of Caddington 6s 8d at Michaelmas 1425, 6s 8d at Christmas 1425, 6s 8d at Easter 1426, and 6s 8d at the Nativity of St John the Baptist then next (1426), followed by payments of 8s 6d at each of these terms every year thereafter until he should have paid John Petyt of Caddington £12, then the bond should then be null and void. John Petyt lately of London says that if the bond does not contain this condition then it is not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Trinity. Bond given to chief clerk Robert D. for safe keeping. Pledges named for the defendant.

Postea text: postea 1 - sheriff of London did not send writ, to quindene of Michaelmas term 1429.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Colechurch < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 20/06/1425
(due) 01/08/1425 < St Peter ad Vincula
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Herten (m) Husbandman Brentford < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
John Petyt (m) Maltman Caddington < Bedfordshire < England Plaintiff
John Petyt (m) Citizen Mason (lately of) London < England Defendant
Nicholas Knyght (m) Husbandman Brentford < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
Robert Darcy (m) Chief Clerk Common Pleas [court] Clerk
Thomas Becke (m) Tailor Brentford < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Totesham (m) Husbandman Westminster < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 433

Term: Easter 1429
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond; Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: William, lord Clinton and Saye, states that on 24 January 1427, John Merston made a bond with him in 40m, payable on 14 February then next. However, he has not paid, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court, stating that it does not say where it was made, but he says it was made in the parish of St Martin Ludgate, Farringdon Within ward, in London.

Pleading: JM states that he ought not owe this debt, as the bond was made under certain conditions agreed between them, namely that if JM should stay with William for a quarter of a year in France as his soldier, receiving wages from him, then the bond shall have no effect; otherwise it should remain in force. He states that he has fulfilled the terms of the agreement, but that at the time of the making of the bond he was a layman and illiterate, and that the bond was read to him in English as containing this condition. Since this bond does not contain this condition, it is not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Trinity. Pledges named for defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Martin Ludgate < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 24/01/1427
(due) 14/02/1427
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Cook (m) Cook Westminster < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
John Merston (m) Esquire London < England alias Staffordshire < England Defendant
Peter Hilkys (m) Weaver London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Hamwell (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Glasyer (m) dec. Glazier The Strand < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
William Clinton (m) Lordsec Clinton and Saye [barony] Plaintiff
William Halle (m) Turner Westminster < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 433d

Term: Easter 1429
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Lord William of Clinton and Saye claims that Heoffrey H. owes him 40m per a bond. Damages are claimed at £20. Bond shown in court. And upon this Lord William says that the bond was made at London etc.

Pleading: GH defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as Trinity term 1429. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Postea text: postea 1 - further licence to imparl as far as [term lost due to damage].

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Martin Ludgate < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 24/01/1427
(due) 14/02/1427
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
[damaged] [damaged] (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
Adam Vyvyan (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Geoffrey Heye (m) Citizen Fuller London < England Defendant
Richard Hamwell (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas [damaged] (m) Gentleman Buckinghamshire < England Surety for defendant
William Clynton (m) Lordsec Clinton and Saye [lordship] Plaintiff
William Lynford (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 439d

Term: Easter 1429
County: Oxfordshire
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 100m
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: Richard S. claims that Thomas W., together with John M., John C., and William M. used force and arms to break his close and houses at Stokenchurch, Oxfordshire, where TW, similarly with JM, JC, and WM, felled and carried off his trees to the value of £40. RS says that the trees felled and carried off were namely: 200 oak trees, 200 beech trees, and 200 'lentiscus' trees. Damages are claimed at 100m.

Pleading: TW says that he is innocent and puts himself upon the country, and RS outs himself likewise. Order to the sheriff of Oxfordshire to make a jury come in Trinity term 1429.

Postea text: postea 1 - the sheriff of Oxfordshire returns that the writ reached him too late and so just as before he is ordered to make a jury come, in Michaelmas term 1429.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Stokenchurch < Oxfordshire < England (initial) 04/02/1429
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Couper (m) Husbandman Stokenchurch < Oxfordshire < England Accessory
John Muttyng (m) Husbandman Stokenchurch < Oxfordshire < England Accessory
Richard Symeon (m) Esquire Plaintiff
Thomas White (m) Hosteler London < England Defendant
un-named (m) Attorney of defendant
William Beauford (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Milward (m) Husbandman Chesham < Buckinghamshire < England Accessory

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 444

Term: Easter 1429
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Case type: Breach of Statute

Pleading: Ralph C. was attached to respond both to the lord king and Robert T. concerning a plea, citing the statute of labourers of 7 Henry IV confirming the statute of 12 Richard II [Stat. Realm, ii, pp.157-8] concerning the statute's disallowance of persons who had worked at the plough or at husbandry beyond the age of twelve, or the children of men who do not have lands or rents worth at least 20s per annum, to become apprentices, or for craftsmen to take them as apprentices under a penalty of 100s etc. RT claims that RC worked at the plough until the age of twelve, and that his parents did not have lands to the value of 20s per annum, and yet he has been apprenticed to an ironmonger at London, in contempt of the king etc. [ms damaged]. RC and RT both come in their own persons, and day is given between the parties at the octave of Trinity 1429.

Postea text: 2 posteas, further days given, to octave of Hilary 1430.

Case notes: A pencil number on this damaged rotulet reads '445', but this is evidently an error, as the following rotulet clearly bears an original number 445.

Events
Type Place Date
Breach of Statute London < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Ralph Cresvale (m) Packer Defendant
Robert Threlkeld (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 445d

Term: Easter 1429
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John W. claims that Nicholas C. owes him £23 arising from the sale of 10 bales of woad and 12 bales of mastic which NC bought but did not pay for. Damages claimed at £20.

Pleading: NC defends and seeks licence to imparl to octave of Trinity 1429. Pledges named for the defendant.

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl, to octave of Hilary 1430.

Case notes: A pencil number on this damaged rotulet does not match the original number.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 20/10/1425
(due) 06/11/1425
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Samon (m) Yeoman Watford < Hertfordshire < England Surety for defendant
John Segar (m) Yeoman Aldenham < Hertfordshire < England Defendant
John Welles (m) Alderman Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Nicholas Clares (m) Dyer St Albans < Herefordshire < England Defendant
Philip Leweston (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Hayne (m) Gentleman St Albans < Hertfordshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Wenge (m) Yeoman Watford < Hertfordshire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 445d

Term: Easter 1429
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: Robert B. claims that on 17/02/1429 Thomas W., TW's wife Margaret W., John P., Nicholas J., Thomas Badby, Thomas D., and Thomas Bernewelle used force and arms to break his house at London where they seized and carried off timbers, along with other goods and chattels, to the value of 20m. The timbers taken were namely, one wooden 'gadum' and 13 wooden puncheons. The other goods taken were namely, 9 wooden tables('tabulas ligneas') and 100 cart-loads of stone called 'rough stone'. Damages are claimed at £40.

Pleading: Thomas W., TW's wife Margaret W., John P., Nicholas J., Thomas Badby, Thomas D. defend and seek licence to imparl to the octave of Trinity 1429.

Postea text: 2 posteas - both are further licences to imparl, forwarding the case as far as Hilary term 1430.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
St Margaret Fish Street Hill < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 17/02/1429
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Crowethorn (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Perveys (m) Merchant London < England Defendant
Margaret West (f) London < England Defendant
Nicholas James (m) Merchant London < England Defendant
Robert Ramsey (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Badby (m) Fishmonger London < England Defendant
Thomas Bernewell (m) Fishmonger London < England Defendant
Thomas Cook (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Dursle (m) Fishmonger London < England Defendant
Thomas West (m) Gentleman London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 447d

Term: Easter 1429
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Benedict H. claims that John J. and JJ's wife Elizabeth J., herself executor of the will of Walter T., owe him £8 17s per four bonds made between BH himself and the late WT. BH says that on 26/05/1427 he made these four bonds with the late WT, as follows: a 40s bond due in the vigil of Trinity 1417 (05/06/1417); a 40s bond due in Michaelmas 1417 (29/09/1417); a 20s bond due in Martinmas 1417 (11/11/1417); and a £3 17s bond due in Easter 1418 (27/03/1428). BH says that the late WT did not pay these bonds during his lifetime, nor did executor EJ after WT's death, nor have EJ and JJ paid since their marriage. Damages are claimed at £20. Bonds shown in court. And upon this BH says that the bonds were made at London etc.

Pleading: JJ and EJ defend and seek licence to imparl as far as Trinity term 1429.

Pleading: [Further information drawn from CP40/674 rot.309 - Trinity 1429] JJ and EJ say that they ought not be held to the aforesaid bonds because EJ never made administration of any of the goods or chattels of the late WT at the time of his death nor afterwards as executor of his will etc. This they are prepared to verify etc.

Pleading: BH says that his action ought not be excluded, saying that EJ administered diverse goods and chattels of the late WT as his executor, namely at London in the parish of St Christopher (le Stocks), Cornhill Ward. BH seeks inquiry upon the country, and the defendants, JJ and EJ, seek likewise. Order to the sheriff of London to make a jury come in Michaelmas term 1429.

Case notes: Further information drawn from CP40/674 rot.309

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Christopher le Stocks < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 26/05/1417
(due) 27/03/1428 < Easter
Bond St Christopher le Stocks < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 26/05/1417
(due) 11/11/1417 < Martinmas
Bond St Christopher le Stocks < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 26/05/1417
(due) 05/06/1417 (vigil) < Trinity
Bond St Christopher le Stocks < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 26/05/1417
(due) 29/09/1417 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Benedict Harlewyn (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Elizabeth Janyn (f) Guildford < Surrey < England Defendant, Executor
John Janyn (m) Yeoman Guildford < Surrey < England Defendant
Philip Leweston (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Jay (m) Attorney of defendant
Walter Touere (m) dec. Gentleman (lately of) Guysnes (Picardy) < Foreign < France Testator

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 448

Term: Easter 1429
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £4
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: William S. claims that John A. owes him £4 10s arising from the sale of 10 quarters of wheat which JA bought but never paid for. Damages are claimed at £4.

Pleading: JA says that he does not owe WS the aforesaid £4 10s nor any other monies and offers his law, to be made in Trinity term 1429. Pledges of law are named. And upon this JA's attorney, Robert T., is ordered to have his master to this court in the aforesaid term to make his law.

Postea text: postea 1 - to this day comes defendant JA, but plaintiff WS does not come. JA is without day and WS is in mercy.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Giles in the Fields < Middlesex < England (initial) 28/03/1418
(due) 24/06/1418 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John atte Water (m) Baker London < England Defendant
Robert Threlkeld (m) Attorney of defendant, Surety for defendant, Surety of law (compurgator)
Robert Ussher (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
William Russell (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Swyngyll (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 448

Term: Easter 1429
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Loan; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: William R. claims that William G. owes him £15 arising from a 14m arrears of rents and a113s 4d loan. William R. claims that on 29/09/1424 at London he demised to William G. one messuage with appurtenances in the parish of St Mary (at Hill), Billingsgate Ward, for the two whole years then next following. In return, WG was to pay WR 7m in rents per annum at the annual terms of Easter and Michaelmas, of which annual rents to the total value of 14m WG never paid. WR says that on the same 29/09/1424 he also loaned WG the 113s 4d residue of the aforesaid £15 debt, which loan should have been repaid in Easter 1425 (08/04/1425). Damages are claimed at £10.

Pleading: WG defends and seeks licence to imparl as far as far as Trinity term 1429. Pledges are named for the defendant.

Postea text: postea 1 - further licence to imparl as far as Michaelmas term 1429.

Events
Type Place Date
Rental Agreement St Mary at Hill < Billingsgate Ward < London < England (initial) 29/09/1424
(due) < Michaelmas
(due) < Easter
Loan St Mary at Hill < Billingsgate Ward < London < England (initial) 29/09/1424
(due) 08/04/1424 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Hikkes (m) Gentleman Rochester < Kent < England Surety for defendant
Richard Edyngeham (m) Gentleman New Romney < Kent < England Surety for defendant
William Goldhurd (m) Fishmonger (lately of) London < England Defendant
William Matheu (m) Gentleman Tonbridge < Kent < England Surety for defendant
William Ryder (m) Fishmonger London < England Plaintiff
William Walter (m) Gentleman Goudhurst < Kent < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 452d

Term: Easter 1429
County: Surrey
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: Thomas L. and William L. claim that on 27/01/1427 Thomas B. used force and arms to break their close at Southwark, Surrey, and take their goods and chattels to the value of £20. The goods taken were namely, one silver-bound girdle called an 'arsgyrd…[damaged]', and linen sheets. Damages are claimed at £10.

Pleading: TB defends, and seeks licence to imparl as far as trinity term 1429.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Southwark < Surrey < England (initial) 27/01/1427
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Hamme (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Broun (m) Stockfishmonger London < England Defendant
Thomas Lucas (m) Plaintiff
William Leyce... (m) Plaintiff