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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 101
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 101d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 102
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 103
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 101

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Richard Wydevyll states that on 22 January 1441 Henry Nobyll made bond with him in £40, but has not paid, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: HN states that the bond was not of his making. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 22/01/1441
(due) 01/03/1441
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Nobyll (m) Citizen Brewer (lately of) London < England Defendant
Richard Wydevyll (m) Knight Plaintiff
Thomas Seresham (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 101d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Richard Wydevyll states that on 22 January 1441 William Dychebourne made bond with him in £40, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: WD states that the suit ought not be maintained, since he, together with RW, formerly retained a certain Gilbert Hedon to set out with RW as a man at arms on a voyage overseas in the company of Richard, Duke of York, in the king's service, for which he made this bond with RW, on the condition that if GH served RW well on this voyage, then the bond would be cancelled. HE says that he is a man of little learning, and that the bond as places before the court was read to him, together with this condition, and he sealed it believing the condition to be within the bond. Therefore, the bond here, without the condition, was not of his making. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 22/01/1441
(due) 01/03/1441
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Gilbert Hedon (m) Gentleman Lancashire < England Other
Richard Plantagenet (m) Duke York [dukedom] Other
Richard Wydevyll (m) Plaintiff
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Syresham (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Dychebourne (m) Citizen Saddler (lately of) London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 102

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Assault

Pleading: John Belamy states that on 8 September 1445 William Tanner, intending to kill him, assaulted him in London, against the peace and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: WT denies responsibility for this trespass as claimed. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Easter. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault St Mary Aldermanbury < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 08/09/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Belamy (m) Plaintiff
John Salle (m) Brewer London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Threlkeld (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Colman (m) Currier London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Godard (m) Gold-beater London < England Surety for defendant
William Dawson (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Tanner (m) Weaver London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 103

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Assault; Imprisonment; Taking of goods

Pleading: Robert Flouter states that on 26 September 1445, John Undirwode and Robert Stanton, the defendants, together with John Spencer, forcibly assaulted him in London, beating and wounding him, imprisoning him for four hours until he made a fine of 40s with them for his delivery, and carrying off goods and chattels worth 100s, namely one dagger, three gold rings and a hood, all against the peace and to his damage of £40.

Pleading: JU and RS deny responsibility for this trespass. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Easter. Pledges named.

Postea text: 2 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Trinity 1446.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
Imprisonment
Taking of Goods
St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 26/09/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Spencer (m) Fletcher London < England Accessory
John Undirwode (m) Spurrier London < England Defendant
Richard Frecok (m) Fletcher London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Horton (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Levermore (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Flouter (m) Plaintiff
Robert Stanton (m) Fletcher London < England Defendant
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Nyk (m) Ironmonger London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 104

Term: Hilary 1446
County: Surrey
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Damages awarded: 20s
Costs: 33s 4d
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Malton states that on 17 August 1445 Godfrey Wolleman made bond with him in £21 4s 9d, but has not paid, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: GW states that this bond was not of his making. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Easter. Pledges named. Bond to remain in custody of Robert Darcy for safe-keeping.

Postea text: JM came, GW did not come. Jury did not come, in default to Easter five weeks. Take GW and pledges. At this day, JM came, jury came, say that bond was made by GW, as claimed by JM. Damages assigned to JM at 20s, costs at 13s 4d, and further 20s costs assigned by justices. JM to recover debt and damages, 4m in total. GW to be taken. Bond returned to RD.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Southwark < Surrey < England (initial) 17/08/1445
(due) 12/10/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Godfrey Wolleman (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Defendant
John Bedford (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Malton (m) Gentleman Surrey < England Plaintiff
John Tanfeld (m) Gentleman Westminster < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
John Totewyll (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Nicholas Bleyhowe (m) Glover Westminster < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
Nicholas Sleyworth (m) Gentleman Newport < Essex < England Surety for defendant
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Official

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 109

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Robert Clederowe states that on 1 June 1436 John Sutton made bond with him in £20, but has not paid, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JS granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Lawrence Jewry < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 01/06/1436
(due) 15/07/1436
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Sutton (m) Knight Dudley < Staffordshire < England Defendant
Robert Clederowe (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 111

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Richard Stanton, lord of Stanton, states that on 20 January 1443 John Warker made bond with him in £40, but has not paid, to his damage of 100m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JW granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl, to octave of Michaelmas 1446.

Case notes: See also rot 413d, 414 and 414d, and CP 40/739, rot 410 for cases against Halle, May and Ayleway.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 20/01/1443
(due) 01/11/1443 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Alderley (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Warker (m) Smitholder High Meadow < Gloucestershire < England Defendant
Richard Stanton (m) Gentleman Stanton < Gloucestershire < England Plaintiff
William Bole (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 114

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Breach of Statute; Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: William Parchemener, citing the terms of the Statute of Labourers, states that at the feast of the Annunciation (25 March) 1445 he retained John van den Busshe to serve him as a cook for one year. However, before the end of this term, John left his service without licence or reasonable cause, in contempt of the king, against the statute and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: John, protesting that WP did not find him clothing sufficient for his status, and that WP punished him beyond the accepted modes of punishment, states that he was retained to serve WP for as long as he himself wished, and not for the term of a year, as claimed by WP.

Pleading: WP states that John was retained to serve him for a whole year, as he claimed. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Easter. Pledges named.

Postea text: 6 posteas, to octave of Michaelmas 1447.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Swithin London Stone < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 25/03/1445
(due) 25/03/1446 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Annunciation of
Breach of Statute St Swithin London Stone < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 14/09/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Frankeleyn (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John van den Busshe (m) Servant London < England Defendant
Robert Thorney (m) Girdler London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Moyle (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
William Parchemener (m) Plaintiff
William Tounlond (m) Mercer London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 115

Term: Hilary 1446
County: Kent
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Stephen Kryell and Thomas Strangbowe state that on 19 August 1434 Richard Pope made bond with them and Hamo Gold, now deceased, in 20m, but has not paid, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: RP states that he ought not owe this debt, as there was an agreement made between him, John Castelman and the plaintiffs, by which he and JC would be bound in this 20m to the plaintiffs, on condition that if a certain Agnes Rolee, sister of JC, or JC himself, make any claim on 8 acres of land lying in 'le Breche' in the parish of Tunstall in Kent, formerly of William Rolees, father of Agnes, then the bond shall have no effect; otherwise it shall remain in force. He says he is a man of little learning, and that the bond was read to him containing this condition, and believing this he sealed it. Therefore this bond, not containing this condition, was not of his making. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Easter. Bond in custody of Henry Fylonglegh.

Postea text: 4 posteas, to Easter three weeks 1447.

Case notes: Same case against Castelman on rot 115d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Sittingbourne < Kent < England (initial) 19/08/1434
(due) 17/04/1435 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Agnes Rolee (f) Other
Hamo Gold (m) dec. Creditor
Henry Fylonglegh (m) King's Clerk Official
John Castelman (m) Citizen Tapisser London < England Other
Richard Pope (m) Citizen Tapster London < England Defendant
Stephen Kryell (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Scodyer (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Strangbowe (m) Plaintiff
William Rolees (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 115d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: Kent
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Stephen Kryell and Thomas Strangbowe state that on 19 August 1434 John Castelman made bond with them and Hamo Gold, now deceased, in 20m, but has not paid, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: JC states that he ought not owe this debt, as there was an agreement made between him, Richard Pope and the plaintiffs, by which he and RP would be bound in this 20m to the plaintiffs, on condition that if a certain Agnes Rolee, sister of JC, or JC himself, make any claim on 8 acres of land lying in 'le Breche' in the parish of Tunstall in Kent, formerly of William Rolees, father of Agnes, then the bond shall have no effect; otherwise it shall remain in force. He says he is a man of little learning, and that the bond was read to him containing this condition, and believing this he sealed it. Therefore this bond, not containing this condition, was not of his making. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Easter. Bond in custody of Henry Fylonglegh.

Postea text: 4 posteas, to Easter three weeks 1447.

Case notes: Same case against Pope on rot 115.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Sittingbourne < Kent < England (initial) 19/08/1434
(due) 17/04/1435 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Agnes Rolee (f) Other
Hamo Gold (m) Creditor
Henry Fylonglegh (m) King's Clerk Official
John Castelman (m) Citizen Tapster London < England Defendant
Richard Pope (m) Citizen Tapster London < England Other
Stephen Kryell (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Scodyer (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Strangbowe (m) Plaintiff
William Rolees (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 116d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: John Mildenhale states that on 3 October 1442, in London, he demised at farm to Richard Haryys seven acres of meadow in Alconbury for two years, at an annual rent of 20s. RH occupied this land for this term, but has not paid the 40s due, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: RH granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Pleading: [continued on CP 40/741, rot 101d] RH states that JM ought not have his action, as JM levied these 40s from this property by various distraints in that property.

Pleading: JM states that he never levied these 40s by distraint as RH claims. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Huntingdonshire to have jury of Alconbury here at octave of Trinity.

Postea text: Jury placed in respite to quindene of Michaelmas. JM came, RH did not come, in default. Jury in respite to octave of Martinmas, as did not come.

Events
Type Place Date
Rental Agreement St Pancras Soper Lane < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 03/10/1442
(due) 03/10/1444
Location of Property Alconbury < Huntingdonshire < England (initial) 03/10/1442
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
[omitted] Est (m) Attorney of defendant
John Mildenhale (m) Plaintiff
Richard Alcok (m) Plaintiff
Richard Haryys (m) Husbandman Alconbury < Huntingdonshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 125d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: John Totewyll states that on 10 June 1445, in London, he delivered to William Elmette for safe-keeping certain goods worth £10, namely a robe of 'sangweyn' (red cloth), a hood of black lyre ('black alyre'), one cloak, one doublet, a girdle bound with silver, twelve silver spoons, a bed with all the apparatus and ten cushions covered with black silk. These were to be returned on request, but WE has refused, to his damage of £100.

Pleading: WE states that he does not detain these goods or any part of them from JT. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at Easter three weeks.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Peter Paul's Wharf < Castle Baynard Ward < London < England (initial) 10/06/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Totewyll (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant
William Elmette (m) Dyer London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 133d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: John Husy states that on 13 October 1434 Henry Nesfeld accounted with him for various sums of money received by HN for JH, and was found to be in arrears by £40. However, HN has not paid, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: HN granted licence to imparl to Easter three weeks, with assent of JH.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Andrew Holborn < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 13/10/1434
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Nesfeld (m) Esquire Whitby < Yorkshire < England Defendant
John Husy (m) Esquire Plaintiff
William Norwich (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Stillyngton (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 134d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Walton states that on 17 September 1432 Thomas Cobham, son of Reginald Cobham, made bond with him and Nicholas Colpeper, now deceased, in £43 8s 4d. However, TC has not paid, either in the lifetime of NC or after, to his damage of 100m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: TC states that he should not owe this debt by virtue of this bond, as at the time of the making of the bond he was under 21 years of age.

Pleading: WW states that at the time of the bond TC was over 21, and not under 21, as he claims. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at Easter one month.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 17/09/1432
(due) 29/09/1433 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Hugh Brent (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Ingowe (m) Attorney of defendant
Nicholas Colpeper (m) dec. Esquire Creditor
Reginald Cobham (m) Knight Other
Thomas Cobham (m) Esquire, Knight (lately of) London < England Defendant
William Walton (m) Citizen Goldsmith London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 136

Term: Hilary 1446
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond; Real action / rents / damage to real estate; Sale of goods

Pleading: John Gedeney, citizen and alderman of London, states that, by a document made between him and Richard Roper at Tottenham at Michaelmas 1442, part of which he shows in court, he demised at farm to RR a messuage, 180 acres of land and 20 acres of pasture with appurtenances in Tottenham, next to the church there, which Roger Johnson lately held, along with two cows worth 20s, rendering the property and cows to him or his heirs, etc at the end of the term, to hold from that Michaelmas 1442 for 7 years, at an annual rent of 10m, payable in instalments at Easter and Michaelmas each year. And if the rent should be in arrears by 15 days beyond any feast of Michaelmas in that period, then JG, his heirs or executors may re-enter the property and remove RR, his heirs or executors. JG was to keep the property in good repair, and RR also bought from JG 23 cows and one bull, each cow being worth 9s, the total being £10 7s, which RR obliged himself to pay to JG at Michaelmas 1443. And as security for all these payments, RR, together with William Fuller and William Malgar, bound themselves to JG in £20. However, RR has not made payment, by which JG states that he is entitled to this £20, but RR has not paid, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: RR states that JG ought not maintain his action, since he has held to and implemented all agreements and payments due to JG before Michaelmas 1445, according to the terms of the document, at Tottenham. However, at that feast, JG re-entered the property and expelled RR from possession.

Pleading: JG, protesting that RR did not pay the 20m due for the years 22 and 23 Henry VI (1443-4 and 1444-5), for which he re-entered the property at Michaelmas 1445, nor did he make or implement any of the agreements and payments which he claims, states that RR did not pay him the 5m due at Michaelmas 1444.

Pleading: RR, not acknowledging anything said by JG, states that he paid the 5m due at Michaelmas 1444, according to the terms of the document. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Easter. Pledges named for defendant.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to the morrow of All Souls 1446. JG came, RR did not come, defaulted. Jury came, said RR did not pay the 5m due at Michaelmas 1444. Damages and costs assigned to JG at 26s 8d. JG to recover debt and damages. RR amerced. Take the pledges.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Tottenham < Middlesex < England (initial) 29/09/1442
Rental Agreement Tottenham < Middlesex < England (initial) 29/09/1442
(due) 29/09/1449 < Michaelmas
Sale of Goods Tottenham < Middlesex < England (initial) 29/09/1442
(due) 29/09/1443 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Boston (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
John Gedeney (m) Alderman, Citizen London < England Plaintiff
Richard Pittes (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Roper (m) Husbandman Shoreditch < Middlesex < England Defendant
Robert Whyte (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Berwyll (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Oterham (m) Yeoman Launceston < Cornwall < England Surety for defendant
William Fuller (m) Carpenter Other
William Malgar (m) Husbandman Tottenham < Middlesex < England Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 159

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Edy states that on 14 February 1442 William Andrewe made bond with him in £6, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: WA states that this bond was not of his making. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at the octave of the Purification. Pledges named for defendant. Document to remain in the custody of Henry Fylongley.

Postea text: Parties come, jury in respite to quindene of Easter 1446.

Postea text: WE came, WA did not come, defaulted. Jury did not come, in respite to octave of Trinity. Sheriff to take WA. Take the pledges.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Swithin London Stone < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 14/02/1442
(due) 22/02/1442
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Fylongley (m) Official
John Landwath (m) Citizen Tawyer London < England Surety for defendant
John Qwyk (m) Surety for defendant
Thomas Syresham (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Andrewe (m) Gentleman London < England Defendant
William Archerd (m) Cordwainer London < England Surety for defendant
William Edy (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
William Staynford (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 257

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: John Ferers states that on 5 May 1444 Roger Gent accounted with him in London before Hugh Fen and John Westhagh for money received by him for JF, and was found to be in arrears by £20. However, RG has refused to pay this, to his damage of 20m.

Pleading: RG granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl, with assent, to octave of Michaelmas 1446.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 05/05/1444
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Ferers (m) Esquire Plaintiff
John Westhagh (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Roger Gent (m) Yeoman Thurning < Norfolk < England Defendant
Thomas Spyrk (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 258

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: William Shelton states that on 1 December 1444 Alice Aldeford delivered to Roger Crosse certain goods worth £10, namely one silver and gilt bowl, for safe-keeping, to be delivered to WS, but RC now refuses to deliver this, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: RC states that he does not detain these goods from WS, or any part of them. Ordered to wager his law at quindene of Easter, pledges named. Attorney to have master in court.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Michael Bassishaw < Bassishaw Ward < London < England (initial) 01/12/1444
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Alice Aldeford (f) Other
Roger Crosse (m) Chaplain (lately of) Norwich < Norfolk < England Defendant
Thomas Yonge (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
William Bulman (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
William Norwych (m) Attorney of defendant
William Shelton (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 259

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: John Lambe and Richard Welles, administrators of the goods formerly of William Hunt, states that on 11 February 1429 Walter FitzWalter made two bonds with William Hunt in £8 11s 3d and £8 respectively [the second was payable at Michaelmas next, but no date given for first], and also demised a messuage with appurtenances in the same [omitted] parish, to hold for one year [rent details omitted, but presumably £3 8s 9d], which sums amounted to £20. However, However, neither Walter during his lifetime, nor Robert Paynot (the defendant) and Thomas Basset, his executors, after his death, have paid this sum, either to WH or to the plaintiffs, administrators appointed by Robert, Bishop of London, to their damage of £10. They show in court the two bonds, and the letters by which they have administration of WH's goods.

Pleading: RP states that he has made full administration of all the goods formerly of Walter, and had none in his hands on the day of the plaintiffs' original writ, or thereafter.

Pleading: JL and RW state that on the day of their original wit, namely [omitted] 24 Henry VI, RP had various goods formerly of Walter, namely at [omitted]. Enquiry on country. Sheriff of [omitted] to have jury of [omitted] here at quindene of Easter.

Case notes: Incomplete section from this case on rot 159.

Events
Type Place Date
Rental Agreement London < England (initial) 11/02/1429
(due) 11/02/1430
Bond London < England (initial) 11/02/1429
(due) 29/09/1429 < Michaelmas
Bond London < England (initial) 11/02/1429
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Lambe (m) Embroiderer London < England Administrator, Plaintiff
John Qwyk (m) Attorney of defendant
Richard Welles (m) Barber London < England Administrator, Plaintiff
Robert FitzHugh (m) Bishop London [diocese] Other
Robert Paynot (m) Yeoman Weston < Lincolnshire < England Defendant, Executor
Thomas Basset (m) Gentleman Witham < Essex < England Executor
Walter FitzWalter (m) dec. Woodham Walter < Essex < England Testator
William Hunt (m) dec. Citizen Embroiderer (lately of) London < England Other
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 301d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Alice Harry states that on 12 November 10 Henry V [no such date, presumably error for 1 Henry VI], Robert Lumbard bought from her 30 stones of wool for 40s, payable on request, but has not paid, to her damage of 100s.

Pleading: RL states that in Huntingdonshire there are two places with the name 'Stukeley', namely Great Stukeley and Little Stukeley, but no place just called 'Stukeley' [pleading incomplete].

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Giles without Cripplegate < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 12/11/1422
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Alice Harry (f) Widow Plaintiff
Robert Lumbard (m) Husbandman (lately of) Stukeley < Huntingdonshire < England Defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 302

Term: Hilary 1446
County: Bedfordshire
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100m
Case type: Arbitration; Bond; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Thomas Coventre states that on 6 February 1444 Richard Dodde made bond with him in £40, but has not paid, to his damage of 100m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: RD asks to hear the bond and endorsement in court, and these are read, the endorsement stating that the condition of the bond is such that if RD stand in the arbitration of William Pope and Gilbert Smyth, arbiters chosen by RD and TC concerning various disputes existing between them, and should implement their decisions by the quindene of Easter 1444, then the bond shall have no effect. And RD states that TC's action ought not be maintained, as the arbitrators made no judgment before that quindene of Easter 1444.

Pleading: TC states that the arbitrators met at Bedford after the date of the bond but before the quindene of Easter, and ordained that RD should come to Bedford on 26 April 1444, bringing with him 8 upstanding people, to be before Thomas Bette, then mayor of Bedford, to be examined regarding a certain charter made by a certain Alice Dodde to the said RD, concerning lands and tenements in Chigwell, and the matters in that charter which were the source of the discord between TC and RD. However, RD did not come on that day.

Pleading: RD repeats that the arbitrators did not make any arbitration before the said quindene of Easter, as he claimed. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at Easter three weeks.

Case notes: See also CP 40/739, rot 611d and CP 40/740, rot 321 for (seemingly) related case. Also CP 40/745, rot 408d.

Events
Type Place Date
Arbitration Bedford < Bedfordshire < England (initial) 26/04/1444
Bond Old Warden < Bedfordshire < England (initial) 06/02/1444
(due) 21/09/1444 < St Matthew
Arbitration Bedford < Bedfordshire < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Gilbert Smyth (m) Clerk Arbitrator
Richard Alcok (m) Attorney of defendant
Richard Dodde (m) Barber Barking < Essex < England Defendant
Thomas Bette (m) Mayor Bedford < Bedfordshire < England Other
Thomas Coventre (m) Citizen Carpenter London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Pekke (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Pope (m) Clerk Arbitrator

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 303

Term: Hilary 1446
County: Surrey
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: John Wotton (Sutton) states that on 12 November 1433 Thomas Crafton forcibly broke his close at Newington and took goods worth £26, namely a covered silver salt-cellar, two dozen spoons, six silver bowls with three silver covers and other household utensils, against the peace and to his damage of £40.

Pleading: TC granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter, with assent of JW. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Newington < Surrey < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Sutton alias John Wootton (m) Plaintiff
Richard Phelip (m) Grocer London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Stevens (m) Barber London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Wylkynson (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Crafton (m) Chaplain London < England Defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Warbelton (m) Ironmonger London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 303

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Loan

Pleading: Thomas Hille, by his attorney [name omitted], states that on 1 November 1443, William Sewale borrowed 10m from him, payable on request, but he has refused to re-pay this sum, to his damage of 20m.

Pleading: WS granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter, with assent of TH.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl, to octave of Michaelmas 1446.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Andrew Undershaft < Lime Street Ward < London < England (initial) 01/11/1443
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Tanfeld (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Hille (m) Clerk Plaintiff
William Sewale (m) Skinner London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 303d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: Essex
Writ type: Account
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: John Porter states that John Honyburne was receiver of his money from 1 May 1431 for seven years, and during that time received £28 from Thomas Rand at Barking, for the trade and profit of JP, for which he was to make reasonable account. However, he has not done so, to his damage of £40.

Pleading: JH states that long after the day when he was supposed to have received this money, namely on 1 May 1440, at All Hallows Barking, London, he made full account with JP for this time and money.

Pleading: JP states that JH did not account with him as he claims. Enquiry on country. Sheriff of London to have jury of All Hallows Barking here at quindene of Easter. Pledges named.

Postea text: 2 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Michaelmas 1446.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting All Hallows Barking < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 01/05/1440
Service/employment Contract Barking < Essex < England (initial) 01/05/1431
(due) 01/05/1438
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Honyburne (m) Citizen Draper London < England Defendant
John Jordan (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
John Leney (m) Cordwainer London < England Surety for defendant
John Porter (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Neuport (m) Sergeant London < England Surety for defendant
William Dawson (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Staynford (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 311

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Andrew Tye states that on 24 September 1444 Thomas Wynchecombe made bond with him in £22, but has not paid, to his damage of £40.

Pleading: TW granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Pleading: [continued on CP 40/741, rot 104 (Easter 1446)] TW states that he ought not be bound to this debt by virtue of this bond, since he says that there was an agreement made between himself and John Middelton, Nicholas Mynde and William Hayward, namely that they should make a bond in £22 payable to AT, and deliver it for safe-keeping to Thomas Couper, who wrote the document, along with a certain schedule, on condition that if JM should find sufficient security for TW, NM and WH, such that TW, NM and WH are free from their obligations to AT, then TW, NM and WH should come to TC, and the bond should be delivered to AT; otherwise it should remain with TC. The bond was made and delivered to TC, but TC then delivered the schedule to AT, without the security being found. And since JM did not find security for TW, NM and WH, TW states that this document, delivered to AT by TC, was not of his making. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Trinity. Document to remain in custody of Henry Fylongley.

Postea text: [CP 40/740, rot 104] Sheriff did not send writ, sicut prius to quindene of St John the Baptist.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to morrow of All Souls 1446, nisi prius they come before RN on 26 October 1446 at St Martin le Grand. [Postea incomplete - see CP 40/741, rot 103].

Postea text: Document delivered to Richard Neuton, chief justice, HF quit.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/741, rot 104. For similar cases by Tye see rot 311d and 320d, and continuations on CP 40/741, rots 103 and 103d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the East < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 24/09/1444
(due) 29/09/1444 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Andrew Tye (m) Citizen Vintner London < England Plaintiff
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Official
John Horn (m) Attorney of defendant
John Middelton (m) Other
Nicholas Mynde (m) Other
Richard Neuton (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
Thomas Couper (m) Scrivener Southwark < Surrey < England Other
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Wynchecombe (m) Yeoman Southwark < Surrey < England Defendant
William Hayward (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 311d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Damages awarded: 6s 8d
Costs: 8m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Andrew Tye states that on 24 September 1444 William Hayward made bond with him in £22, but has not paid, to his damage of £40.

Pleading: WH granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Pleading: [continued on CP 40/741, rot 103 (Easter 1446)] WH states that he ought not be bound to this debt by virtue of this bond, since he says that there was an agreement made between himself and John Middelton, Nicholas Mynde and Thomas Wynchecombe, namely that they should make a bond in £22 payable to AT, and deliver it for safe-keeping to Thomas Couper, who wrote the document, along with a certain schedule, on condition that if JM should find sufficient security for WH, NM and TW, such that WH, NM and TW are free from their obligations to AT, then WH, NM and TW should come to TC, and the bond should be delivered to AT; otherwise it should remain with TC. The bond was made and delivered to TC, but TC then delivered the schedule to AT, without the security being found. And since JM did not find security for WH, NM and TW, WH states that this document, delivered to AT by TC, was not of his making. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Trinity. Document to remain in custody of Henry Fylongley.

Postea text: [CP 40/740, rot 103] Sheriff did not send writ, sicut prius to quindene of St John the Baptist.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to morrow of All Souls 1446, nisi prius they come before RN on 26 October 1446 at St Martin le Grand. Justices send record that on that day, before RN and John Danyell, parties came, jury stated that the bond was made by WH, as AT claimed. Damages assigned at 6s 8d, costs at 13s 4d. Order that AT recover the debt, and damages of 20s assigned by the jury, and further 7m assigned by the court, at his request. WH to be taken.

Postea text: Document delivered to Richard Neuton, chief justice, HF quit.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/741, rot 103. For similar cases by Tye see rot 311 and rot 320d

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the East < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 24/09/1444
(due) 29/09/1444 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Andrew Tye (m) Citizen Vintner London < England Plaintiff
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Official
John Danyell (m) Justice
John Horn (m) Attorney of defendant
John Middelton (m) Other
Nicholas Mynde (m) Other
Richard Neuton (m) Chief Justice Justice
Thomas Couper (m) Scrivener Southwark < Surrey < England Other
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Wynchecombe (m) Other
William Hayward (m) Yeoman Southwark < Surrey < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 313d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Ralph Strete, Nicholas Hathon and Isabel Flete, executors of William Flete, state that John Ryplee, now deceased, made bond with WF in £4, but he did not pay this during his lifetime, either to WF or his executors, and nor have Margaret Ryple and William Bowys, appointed as his administrators by the [un-named] Bishop of London. This is to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court, and the testamentary letters of WF, by which they have executry and administration.

Pleading: Administrators granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter, with assent of plaintiffs.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 03/05/1440
(due) 29/09/1440 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Isabel Flete (f) Executor, Plaintiff
John Ryplee alias John Rople (m) dec. Esquire Essex < England Other
Margaret Rople alias Margaret Ryple (f) Widow Little Sampford < Essex < England alias (lately of) Great Sampford < Essex < England Administrator, Defendant
Nicholas Hathon (m) Executor, Plaintiff
Ralph Strete (m) Executor, Plaintiff
William Bowys (m) Yeoman Little Sampford < Essex < England Administrator, Defendant
William Flete (m) dec. Citizen Mercer London < England Testator
William Pulton (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 313d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Abduction

Pleading: Ralph Marche states that on 2 October 1441, in London, John Luyde forcibly abducted Katherine Braban, his servant, for which reason he was deprived of here service from that day until Michaelmas next. This was against the peace, and to his damage of £40.

Pleading: JL granted licence to imparl to Easter three weeks.

Postea text: 11 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Michaelmas 1448.

Events
Type Place Date
Abduction St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 02/10/1441
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Luyde (m) Yeoman Winchcombe < Gloucestershire < England Defendant
John Oulepen (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Katherine Braban (f) Servant Other
Ralph Marche (m) Plaintiff
Robert Hoigges (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 314

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Nicholas Wymbyssh and John Cammell, executors of the will of John Frank, state that on 5 December 1438 John Twyneho made bond with them and Reginald Kentwode and Peter Peynant, now deceased, in £20, but he did not pay, and nor have William Twyneho and Joan Prelat, his executors, nor William Prelat after his marriage to Joan. This is to their damage of 100m. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: WT appears in person, WP and JP by attorney. WT states that there are two places in Somerset called Keyford, namely Great Keyford and Little Keyford, and not any place simply called Keyford. He also states that on the day of the original writ he was living at Great Keyford, and was never living in Frome, as stated in the writ. He seeks judgment on the writ. WP and JP state that JP was never an executor of the will of JT, and never administered any of his goods.

Pleading: NW and JC, regarding the plea of WT, state that the town of Great Keyford is a hamlet of the town of Frome, and that WT, long before the date of their original writ and the will of JF, namely before 8 April 1445, WT was living in Frome, as the writ states. Enquiry on the country. And regarding WP and JP, they state that JP administered various goods of JT after his death as his executor, namely in Frome. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Somerset to have jury of Frome here at quindene of Easter.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, sicut prius to quindene of Trinity 1446.

Case notes: Further case on this on CP 40/745, rot 432.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 05/12/1438
(due) 02/02/1439 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Joan Prelat (f) Cirencester < Gloucestershire < England Defendant, Executor
John Cammell (m) Clerk Executor, Plaintiff
John Frank (m) dec. Clerk Testator
John Twyneho (m) dec. Gentleman (lately of) Bristol < Bristol < England Testator
Nicholas Wymbyssh (m) Clerk Executor, Plaintiff
Peter Peynant (m) dec. Creditor
Reginald Kentwode (m) dec. Creditor
Robert Hoigges (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Prelat (m) Gentleman Cirencester < Gloucestershire < England Defendant
William Twyneho (m) Gentleman (lately of) Keyford < Somerset < England alias (lately of) Frome < Somerset < England Defendant, Executor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 316d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: Cornwall
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Housebreaking; Real action / rents / damage to real estate; Trespass (chattels)

Pleading: Robert Tregeworra states that on 30 April 1442 Vivian Williamtomma forcibly broke his close at Bosworlas and destroyed his grass worth £40, depasturing his animals. This was against the peace and to his damage of £100.

Pleading: VW granted licence to imparl to Easter three weeks, with assent of RT.

Pleading: [continued at Michaelmas 1446, rot 625] VW denies force and arms. Both parties on the country. And regarding the rest, VW states that long before the supposed trespass a certain Vivian Boswarlask was seised in his demesne as of fee of a messuage and 6 acres of land in Bosworlas, of which the scene of the alleged trespass is a parcel, and thus seised he gave it to a certain William Tomma and his wife Petronilla, and the heirs of their bodies. They had issue, the defendant, and William then died, and the land descended to Petronilla by right. She then died, claiming that she was seised of this property, and afterwards Vivian, as her son and heir, entered the property, claiming it as of fee tail. RT, claiming the messuage and land by virtue of a demise for life made by Petronilla after her husband's death, although no such transfer was ever made, entered the property, which Vivian then re-entered at the time of the alleged trespass.

Pleading: RT states that long before VB had any interest in the property a certain Alan Bosworlask was seised in his demesne as of fee, and died without heirs of his body. After this, William Tregeworra, father of RT and kinsman of AB, namely son of Robert, son of Alice, daughter of John brother of Alan, entered the property, and was seised until Vivian Bosworlask unjustly disseised him and gave it to William and Petronilla, whereas lawfully William Tregeworra, father of RT the plaintiff, was seised, and had issue, RT the plaintiff, and then died, after which RT entered the property and was seised until VW broke his close as he claimed.

Pleading: VW, not acknowledging anything said by RT, states that he was seised of the property in his demesne as of fee tail by the form of this grant until WT unjustly disseised him, from which time VW has continually staked his claim to the property during the life of WT. After WT's death, RT entered the property, and VW then entered it to recover the property, as seemed right.

Pleading: RT, not acknowledging the disseisin by WT claimed by VW, states that after this alleged disseisin, VW did not continue to make his claim on the property during the life of WT, as he states. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Hilary.

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

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/743, rot 625.

Events
Type Place Date
Destruction of Chattels
House-breaking
Bosworlas < Cornwall < England (initial) 30/04/1442
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Alan Bosworlask (m) dec. Other
Alice Tregeworra alias Alice Bosworlask (f) dec. Other
Henry Gylly (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Bosworlask (m) dec. Other
Petronilla Tomma (f) dec. Other
Ralph Trewyk (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Tregeworra (m) Plaintiff
Robert Tregeworra (m) dec. Other
Vivian Boswarlask (m) dec. Other
Vivian Williamtomma (m) Brewer London < England Defendant
William Tomma (m) dec. Other
William Tregeworra (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 319

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Other
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Contract (general)

Pleading: Thomas Alyn states that on 3 April 1435 he hired William Cardycan to transport a bale of madder from London to Taunton, getting the madder there by 9 April following. However he did not do this within this time, to his damage of 10m.

Pleading: TA granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl, to octave of Trinity 1446.

Events
Type Place Date
Contract (not Service/employment) St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 03/04/1435
(due) 09/04/1435
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Thornton (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Alyn (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Cardycan (m) Carrier Bedminster < Somerset < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 319d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: John Wotton states that on 4 October 1435 Thomas Wake accounted before William Bury and John Frenche, auditors, concerning various sums of money received by him for JW, and was found to be in arrears by £10 13s 4d. However, TW has not paid this sum, to his damage of 20m.

Pleading: TW granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Gregory by St Paul's < Castle Baynard Ward < London < England (initial) 04/10/1435
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Frenche (m) Auditor
John Wotton (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Richard Pyttes (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Wake (m) Spicer Blisworth < Northamptonshire < England Defendant
William Bury (m) Auditor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 320d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Damages awarded: 6s 8d
Costs: 8m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Andrew Tye states that on 24 September 1444 Nicholas Mynde made bond with him in £22, but has not paid, to his damage of £40.

Pleading: WH granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Pleading: [continued on CP 40/741, rot 103 (Easter 1446)] NM states that he ought not be bound to this debt by virtue of this bond, since he says that there was an agreement made between himself and Thomas Wynchecombe, John Middelton and William Hayward, namely that they should make a bond in £22 payable to AT, and deliver it for safe-keeping to Thomas Couper, who wrote the document, along with a certain schedule, on condition that if JM should find sufficient security for NM, TW and WH, such that NM, TW and WH are free from their obligations to AT, then NM, TW and WH should come to TC, and the bond should be delivered to AT; otherwise it should remain with TC. The bond was made and delivered to TC, but TC then delivered it to AT, without the security being found. And since JM did not find security for WH, NM and TW, NM states that this document, delivered to AT by TC, was not of his making. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Trinity. Document to remain in custody of Henry Fylongley.

Postea text: [CP 40/740, rot 103d] Sheriff did not send writ, sicut prius to quindene of St John the Baptist.

Postea text: Document delivered to Richard Neuton, chief justice, HF quit.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to morrow of All Souls 1446, nisi prius they come before RN on 26 October 1446 at St Martin le Grand. Justices send record that on that day, before RN and John Danyell, parties came, jury stated that the bond was made by NM, as AT claimed. Damages assigned at 6s 8d, costs at 13s 4d. Order that AT recover the debt, and damages of 20s assigned by the jury, and further 7m assigned by the court, at his request. NM to be taken.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/741, rot 103d. For similar cases by Tye see rot 311 and rot 311d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the East < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 24/09/1444
(due) 29/09/1444 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Andrew Tye (m) Citizen Vintner London < England Plaintiff
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Official
John Danyell (m) Justice
John Horn (m) Attorney of defendant
John Middelton (m) Other
Nicholas Mynde (m) Brewer (lately of) Southwark < Surrey < England Defendant
Richard Neuton (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
Thomas Couper (m) Scrivener Southwark < Surrey < England Other
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Wynchecombe (m) Other
William Hayward (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 322

Term: Hilary 1446
County: Devon
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £200
Case type: Taking of goods

Pleading: Richard Wey states that on 2 April 1431 Richard Nordon forcibly carried off two cows and 60 sheep, worth £7, and also other goods and chattels worth £33, namely three silver bowls, one silver bowl with a cover, two dozen silver spoons, one silver salt cellar with cover, one mazer bound with silver and gilt, one dagger decorated with silver, 10 pairs of sheets, 8 tablecloths ('mappas'), 8 towels, 6 pairs of blankets, 6 sets of bedding, three pillows ('culcitra'), three feather beds, six brass jars, two dozen pewter dishes, one silver spice box and one two-handed sword. This was against the peace and to his damage of £200.

Pleading: RN denies responsibility for this trespass. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at Easter three weeks.

Postea text: 2 posteas, sheriff did not send the writ, to octave of Michaelmas.

Case notes: See also rot 491, and CP 40/736 (Hilary 1445), rot 306.

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods Newton St Cyres < Devon < England (initial) 02/04/1431
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Nordon (m) Tailor London < England Defendant
Richard Wey (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Coburley (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 324

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Taking of goods

Pleading: Thomas Canynges states that on 2 October 1441 John Chykwell forcibly took from him a certain sealed chest containing various documents, against the peace and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: JC denies responsibility for this trespass as claimed. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods St Dunstan in the East < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 02/10/1441
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Chykwell (m) Draper London < England Defendant
Nicholas Sleyworth (m) Attorney of defendant
Richard Thornburgh (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Canynges (m) Grocer London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 324

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Baldyng states that on 29 May 1444 John Gobet made bond with him in 6m 4s, but has not paid, to his damage of 10m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JG states that at this time he made a bond with WB in this 6m 4s, on condition that if he and a certain John Downe and Richard Soler, named with him in the bond, should pay WB 6m by 1 November 1444, then the bond shall be cancelled. He states that he is a man of little learning, and that the bond here in court was read to him, and he, believing that it contained this condition, sealed it. He therefore states that this bond, not containing this condition, was not of his making. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at Easter three weeks. Bond to remain in custody of Robert Darcy for safe-keeping.

Postea text: 2 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond All Hallows Lombard Street < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 29/05/1444
(due) 29/09/1444 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Downe (m) Citizen Draper London < England Debtor
John Gobet (m) Stockfishmonger London < England Defendant
Nicholas Sleyworth (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Soler (m) Citizen Baker London < England Debtor
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Common Pleas [court] Official
William Baldyng (m) Citizen Brewer London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 328

Term: Hilary 1446
County: Devon
Writ type: Account
Damages claimed: £30
Case type: Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: William Hamond states that Nicholas Toller was receiver of his money from 29 April 1440 for one year, and in that time received from Robert Burton at Tiverton £21 6s 8d to the trade and profit of WH, for which he was to render reasonable account. However, he has not done so, to his damage of £30.

Pleading: NT granted licence to imparl to Easter three weeks.

Pleading: [continued on CP 40/741, rot 324 (Easter 1446)] NT states that concerning 25m of the £21 6s 8d he was supposed to have received from RB, he received this 25m at Southwark, to deliver to Master William Ens, which he duly delivered. And concerning the remaining 7m, he states that he was not receiver of WH for these 7m, as claimed. Both parties on the country.

Pleading: WH, concerning the 25m, not acknowledging anything said by NT, states that he does not have to respond to this plea, seeks judgment, and that NT account.

Pleading: NT states that his plea is sufficient in law regarding the 25m to preclude WH from his action, and since WH refused to reply, or deny his verification, he seeks judgment, and that WH be precluded from his action. Justices wish to be advised, give day at octave of Trinity to render judgment. And concerning the remaining 7m, sheriff to have jury here at same term.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/741, rot 324 (Easter 1446)

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract Tiverton < Devon < England (initial) 29/04/1440
(due) 29/04/1441
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Nicholas Toller (m) Skinner London < England Defendant
Robert Burton (m) Other
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Mayer (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Ens (m) Master Other
William Hamond (m) Clerk Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 331d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Isabel Bolde, administrator of John Bolde, former parson of Adisham, states that on 30 January 1442 John Druell made bond with JB in £10. However he has not paid, either to JB or to IB, to whom administration was granted by the Prior and Chapter of Christchurch, Canterbury, at Chartham, during the vacancy of the see, to her damage of 20m. She shows in court the bond and the letters of the Prior and Chapter, by which she has administration.

Pleading: JD granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter, with assent of IB.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl to quindene of Trinity, with assent.

Case notes: Another case from Bolde on rot 339d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 30/01/1442
(due) 01/04/1442 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Hugh Brent (m) Attorney of defendant
Isabel Bolde (f) Canterbury < Kent < England Administrator, Plaintiff
John Bolde (m) dec. Clerk Parson Adisham [church] (lately of) Adisham < Kent < England Other
John Druell (m) Clerk (lately of) Maidstone < Kent < England Defendant
John Nicoll (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Salisbury (m) Prior Christ Church Priory, Canterbury [priory] Canterbury < Kent < England Official

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 332d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: William Hakenshawe states that on 20 June 1444 John Brook bought from him two pairs of fulling shears for 40s, payable on request, but he has not paid, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: JB states that he does not owe this or any money as claimed. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at Easter three weeks.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Mary Bothaw < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 20/06/1444
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Brook (m) Shear-grinder Middlesex < St Sepulchre without Newgate < England Defendant
Thomas del Rowe (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Hakenshawe (m) Citizen Barber London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 336

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: Robert Constable states that on 6 January 1440 he was retained by Thomas Grene to serve him as steward of his household for two years, receiving 100s per year for his salary. He served TG for these two years, but he has not received the £10 owed for his salary, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: TG, by attorney [omitted], granted licence to imparl to Easter three weeks, with assent of RC.

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Michaelmas 1446, with assent.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Andrew Holborn < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 06/01/1440
(due) 06/01/1442
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Robert Constable (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Grene (m) Knight Green's Norton < Northamptonshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 336d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Maryot, executor of the will of William Maryot, states that on 22 March 1424 Thomas Melton, now deceased, made bond with WM in 5m, and on 8 April 1428 made another bond in a further 5m. However, he did not pay either debt, to WM or to himself as executor, and nor has John Rathby, the defendant, the executor of WM, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bonds in court, and the testamentary letters of WM, by which he has executry and administration.

Pleading: John Rathby states that this case ought not be maintained, as after the making of these bonds, by a document which he shows in court, dated at Boston on 3 January 1432, WM released to TM, as TM of Felmersham, alias Thomas Marten of Boston, all real and personal and demands outstanding between them.

Pleading: JM states that this release was not made of WM. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Lincolnshire to have jury of Boston here at Easter three weeks.

Postea text: 2 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to morrow of Martinmas 1446.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 22/03/1424
(due) 03/05/1424 < Cross, Invention of
Release (from Debt/obligation) Boston < Lincolnshire < England (initial) 03/01/1432
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 08/04/1428
(due) 14/09/1428
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Maryot (m) Cromer < Norfolk < England Executor, Plaintiff
John Rathby (m) Gentleman Lincoln < Lincolnshire < England Defendant, Executor
Simon Elryngton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Hayton (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Marten alias Thomas Melton (m) dec. Felmersham < Bedfordshire < England alias Boston < Lincolnshire < England Testator
William Maryot (m) dec. Shipden < Norfolk < England alias Cromer < Norfolk < England Testator

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 339d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Isabel Bolde, administrator of John Bolde, former parson of Adisham, states that on 20 April 1442 William Roger made bond with JB in 100s. However he has not paid, either to JB or to IB, to whom administration was granted by the Prior and Chapter of Christchurch, Canterbury, at Chartham, during the vacancy of the see, to her damage of 10m. She shows in court the bond and the letters of the Prior and Chapter, by which she has administration.

Pleading: WR granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter, with assent of IB.

Case notes: Another case from Bolde on rot 331d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 20/04/1442
(due) 01/08/1442 < St Peter ad Vincula
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Isabel Bolde (f) Canterbury < Kent < England Administrator, Plaintiff
John Bolde (m) dec. Clerk Chaplain, Parson Adisham < Kent < England Other
John Fekenham (m) Attorney of defendant
John Nicoll (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Roger (m) Husbandman Sutton Valence < Kent < England Defendant
William Salisbury (m) Prior Christ Church Priory, Canterbury [priory] Canterbury < Kent < England Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 404

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Burley states that on 28 January 1442 Lawrence FitzPiers made bond with him in £20, but has not paid, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: LF granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Woolnoth < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 28/01/1442
(due) 24/06/1442 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
[omitted] Spirke (m) Attorney of defendant
John Burley (m) Citizen London < England Plaintiff
Lawrence FitzPiers (m) Gentleman Whinburgh < Norfolk < England Defendant
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 404d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Lewis Coychurch states that on 4 June 1445 Richard Stras made bond with him in £20, but has not paid, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: RS granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl, to octave of Michaelmas 1446.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Martin Ludgate < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 04/06/1445
(due) 29/09/1445 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Humphrey Heuster (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Lewis Coychurch (m) Clerk Plaintiff
Richard Stras (m) Gentleman Lewes < Sussex < England Defendant
William Thwaytes (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 407d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Philip states that on 28 January 1439 Roger Colynson made bond with him in 100s, but has not paid, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: RC granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 28/01/1439
(due) 05/04/1439 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Abell (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Philip (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Richard Thornburgh (m) Attorney of defendant
Roger Colynson (m) Citizen Mercer York < Yorkshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 413d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Richard Stanton, lord of Stanton, states that on 20 January 1443 John Halle made bond with him in £40, but has not paid, to his damage of 100m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JH asks to hear the bond and the condition, and these are read in court. Condition of bond is such that if John May, John Halle, John Warker and John Ayleway, all named within, should pay to RS £13 6s 8d at Michaelmas 1443, and the same amount at Easter 1444, then the bond shall be cancelled. He therefore says that the case should not continue, as he, JM and JA paid these sums at the feasts specified, according to this condition, at Newland in Gloucestershire.

Pleading: RS states that none of these three men paid the £13 6s 8d due to him at Michaelmas 1443, according to the condition. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Gloucestershire to have jury of Newland here at quindene of Easter.

Case notes: See also rot 111, 414 and 414d, and CP 40/739, rot 410 for cases against May, Warker and Ayleway.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 20/01/1443
(due) 01/11/1443 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Alderley (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Ayleway (m) Debtor
John Halle (m) Smitholder High Meadow < Gloucestershire < England Defendant
John May (m) Debtor
John Warker (m) Debtor
Richard Stanton (m) Gentleman Stanton < Gloucestershire < England Plaintiff
William Bole (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 414

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Richard Stanton, lord of Stanton, states that on 20 January 1443 John May made a bond with him in £40, but has not paid, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JH asks to hear the bond and the condition, and these are read in court. Condition of bond is such that if John May, John Halle, John Warker and John Ayleway, all named within, should pay to RS £13 6s 8d at Michaelmas 1443, and the same amount at Easter 1444, then the bond shall be cancelled. He therefore says that the case should not continue, as he, JH and JA paid these sums at the feasts specified, according to this condition, at Newland in Gloucestershire.

Pleading: RS states that none of these three men paid the £13 6s 8d due to him at Michaelmas 1443, according to the condition. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Gloucestershire to have jury of Newland here at quindene of Easter.

Case notes: See also rot 111, 413d and 414d, and CP 40/739, rot 410 for cases against Halle, Ayleway and Warker.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 20/01/1443
(due) 01/11/1443 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Alderley (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Ayleway (m) Debtor
John Halle (m) Debtor
John May (m) Parson English Bicknor [church] English Bicknor < Gloucestershire < England Defendant
John Warker (m) Debtor
Richard Stanton (m) Gentleman Stanton < Gloucestershire < England Plaintiff
William Bole (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 414d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Richard Stanton, lord of Stanton, states that on 20 January 1443 John Ayleway made bond with him in £40, but has not paid, to his damage of 100m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JA asks to hear the bond and the condition, and these are read in court. Condition of bond is such that if John May, John Halle, John Warker and John Ayleway, all named within, should pay to RS £13 6s 8d at Michaelmas 1443, and the same amount at Easter 1444, then the bond shall be cancelled. He therefore says that the case should not continue, as he, JM and JH paid these sums at the feasts specified, according to this condition, at Newland in Gloucestershire.

Pleading: RS states that none of these three men paid the £13 6s 8d due to him at Michaelmas 1443, according to the condition. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Gloucestershire to have jury of Newland here at quindene of Easter.

Case notes: See also rot 111, 413d and 414, and CP 40/739, rot 410 for cases against May, Halle and Warker.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 20/01/1443
(due) 01/11/1443 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Alderley (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Ayleway (m) Husbandman Stanton < Gloucestershire < England Defendant
John Halle (m) Debtor
John May (m) Debtor
John Warker (m) Debtor
Richard Stanton (m) Gentleman Stanton < Gloucestershire < England Plaintiff
William Bole (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 415

Term: Hilary 1446
County: Surrey
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Assault

Pleading: Thomas and Margery Brydde state that on 14 March 1445 William and Emma Newynton, John Hotwell and John Costeyn forcibly assaulted Margery, beating and wounding her, against the peace and to the damage of Thomas of £20.

Pleading: WN and EN come in person, John Otwey and John Castynet, having been taken by the sheriff, are brought in person, as these are said to be the same as the JH and JC against whom the writ was brought. JO, named as JH on the writ, states that he has always been named and known as JO, and never as JH, as appears in the writ. Prepared to verify, and seeks judgment on the writ. J Castynet, named as J Costeyn on the writ, says same. WN and EN deny force and arms, and place themselves on the country. TB and MB also. Concerning the rest of the trespass, WN and EN state that, at the time of the alleged trespass, MB assaulted WN and EN in St Martin Vintry, Vintry ward, London, and they defended themselves. They deny the assault claim by TB and MB, stating that they intended no injury.

Pleading: Regarding the plea of JH, TB and MB state that he is known as both John Hotwell and John Otwey, and seek enquiry on the country. Same by JH. Same answer to plea of JC. And regarding the plea of WN and EN, they state that WN and EN are responsible for the assault at Southwark as they claimed. WN, EN, TB and MB place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at Easter three weeks. Pledges named for all four defendants.

Case notes: Begun on rot 108, but not completed.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault St Martin Vintry < Vintry Ward < London < England (initial) 14/03/1445
Assault Southwark < Surrey < England (initial) 14/03/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Emma Newynton (f) London < England Defendant
Geoffrey Parker (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
John Broun (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
John Castynet alias John Costeyn (m) Servant London < England Defendant
John Otwey alias John Hotwell (m) Servant London < England Defendant
Margery Brydde (f) Plaintiff
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Brydde (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Style (m) Vintner London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
William Newynton (m) Vintner London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 415d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Clerk states that on 13 July 1443 John Wolfton made bond with him in £16, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JW granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl to octave of Michaelmas 1446.

Case notes: See also CP 40/744, rot 132, which seems to be same debt, although Wolfton is described differently - possibly following unrecorded complaint under statute of additions?

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 13/07/1443
(due) 15/08/1443 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Assumption of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Clerk (m) Plaintiff
John Wolfton (m) Gentleman (lately of) Upcott < Devon < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 418d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100m
Damages awarded: 5m
Costs: 10m
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: William Bodeville states that on 1 November 1434 Robert Bullok made bond with him in £40, but has not paid, to his damage of 100m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: RB states that he should not be bound to this debt, as at this time he was imprisoned by WB and his associates at Eaton in Bedfordshire, and detained there until he made this bond under duress.

Pleading: WB denies this, stating that at the time of the bond RB was not imprisoned, and made the bond freely and not under any duress. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Bedfordshire to have jury of Eaton here at the quindene of Easter.

Postea text: 4 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Easter 1447.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to quindene of Michaelmas 1447. WB came, RB did not come, defaulted. Jury in respite to octave of Hilary, as did not come.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to morrow of St John the Baptist 1448. WB came, jury came, said that at the time of the bond RB was not imprisoned, and made the bond freely and not under duress. Damages assigned at 5m, costs at 10m. WB to recover debt, damages and costs, RB amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Leonard Eastcheap < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 01/11/1434
(due) 25/12/1434 < Christmas
Imprisonment Eaton Bray < Bedfordshire < England (initial) 01/11/1434
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Robert Bullok (m) Esquire Eaton Bray < Bedfordshire < England Defendant
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Bodeville (m) Citizen Brewer London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 430

Term: Hilary 1446
County: Essex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Thomas Cobham states that on 5 June 1445 William Hawkyn made two bonds with him, one in £20 and another in £19 10s 4d, but has not paid either debt, to his damage of £20. He shows the bonds in court.

Pleading: WH granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter, with assent of TC.

Pleading: [continued on CP 40/741, rot 327 (Easter 1446)] WH states that he should not be bound to this debt, as at this time he was imprisoned by TC and his associates at Alnwick in Northumberland, and detained there until he made this bond under duress.

Pleading: TC denies this, stating that at the time of the bond WH was not imprisoned, and made the bond freely and not under any duress. Both parties seek enquiry on the country. Sheriff of Northumberland to have jury of Alnwick here at the quindene of Easter.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/741, rot 327 (Easter 1446)

Events
Type Place Date
Imprisonment Alnwick < Northumberland < England (initial) 05/06/1445
Bond Woodham Walter < Essex < England (initial) 05/06/1445
(due) 01/11/1445 < All Saints
Bond Woodham Walter < Essex < England (initial) 05/06/1445
(due) 29/09/1445 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Ingowe (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Cobham (m) Knight Plaintiff
William Hawkyn (m) Citizen Butcher London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 435d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: Surrey
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond; Loan

Pleading: William Thrisk amerced for many defaults. John Kent states that on 26 January 1442 William Thrisk made bond with him in 20s, and also borrowed from him a further 20s, payable on request, but has not re-paid either sum, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: WT states that on the day of the original writ he was living in Chertsey and not in Guildford, as claimed on the writ. He seeks judgment on the writ.

Pleading: JK states that on the day of his original writ, namely [omitted], WT was living in Guildford, as the writ states. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Easter.

Case notes: Pleading damaged but important details largely intact.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Southwark < Surrey < England (initial) 26/01/1442
(due) 24/06/1444 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Loan Southwark < Surrey < England (initial) 26/01/1442
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Kent (m) Citizen Vintner London < England Plaintiff
Thomas [missing] (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Thrisk (m) Husbandman Guildford < Surrey < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 450

Term: Hilary 1446
County: Sussex
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: William Foule states that on 26 February 1444 John Colman, together with Emma Maldon, forcibly broke his close and house in East Grinstead and carried off his goods and chattels worth 40s, namely one basin ('pelvem'), two pairs of sheets, one red hood, one fur of rabbits ('furruram cuniclorum'), two brass jars, two candlesticks, linen and woollen cloth and other household utensils. This was against the peace and to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: JC granted licence to imparl, to quindene of Easter, with assent of WF. Pledges named.

Pleading: [Followed by mesne process noting that WF appeared on the same day against Emma Maldon, who did not come. Sheriff to take her, not found, sicut pluries to same term.

Postea text: 4 further licences to imparl, with assent, to quindene of Easter 1447.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
East Grinstead < Sussex < England (initial) 26/02/1444
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Emma Maldon (f) Widow East Grinstead < Sussex < England Accessory
John Colman (m) Husbandman East Grinstead < Sussex < England Defendant
John Wenlok (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Nicholas Chylde (m) Fishmonger London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Jay (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Knyght (m) Vintner London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Rolf (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
William Foule (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 462d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: Gloucestershire
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Breach of Statute; Maintenance; Taking of goods

Pleading: Thomas Sende states that on 25 May 1444 John Warre, William Freman and Thomas Cardigan, together with Robert Page, conspiring between them at Winchcombe, falsely and maliciously presented that, on 10 October 1439, in Southwark, TS took £500 from Thomas Brampton, together with a chest containing documents belonging to William Brampton, then in the custody of Thomas Brampton. On 8 October 1444, he was judged before Gaynesford, Leweston and Tayllard, justices of the peace, at Croydon, and on 2 November 1444 he was taken and consigned to the king's prison in Southwark until he came before Arderne, Leweston and Drax on 5 November 1444, and was duly acquitted. This was against the form of the statute, and to his damage of £100.

Pleading: JW, WF and TC granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter. Pledges named.

Pleading: [Followed by mesne process of case of TS against Robert Page, who did not come. Sheriff to take him, did not send writ, sicut pluries to same quindene of Easter.]

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods Southwark < Surrey < England (initial) 10/10/1439
Maintenance Winchcombe < Gloucestershire < England (initial) 25/05/1444
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Arderne (m) Justice
John Blakwell (m) Gentleman Banbury < Oxfordshire < England Surety for defendant
John Clyfton (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Gaynesford (m) Justice
John Smyth (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
John Tanfeld (m) Gentleman Westminster < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
John Tayllard (m) Justice
John Warre (m) Woolpacker London < England Defendant
Philip Leweston (m) Justice
Richard Drax (m) Justice
Robert Hoigges (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Page (m) Chapman (lately of) Lechlade < Gloucestershire < England Accessory
Thomas Brampton (m) Other
Thomas Cardigan (m) Husbandman Burford < Oxfordshire < England Defendant
Thomas Sende (m) Vicar Burford [church] Burford < Oxfordshire < England Plaintiff
William Brampton (m) Other
William Freman (m) Brazier Burford < Oxfordshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 463

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40m
Case type: Bond; Sale of goods

Pleading: Roger and Alexander Haysand state that on 14 February 1444 Richard Heth made bond with them in 20m, but has not paid, to their damage of 40m. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: RH states that he ought not be bound to this debt, since, protesting that the bond was made and sealed on that day in St Albans and not in London as the plaintiffs claim, he states that he and AH made and sealed another document, which he shows in court, made at St Albans on the same day, which states that on that day AH sold to him 4 pipes of red wine for this 20m, which RH bound himself to pay to AH and RH by a bond payable on 1 August next, under condition that each pipe contained 126 gallons of good wine, and if they did not he would pay only £12, and the bond for 20m shall be cancelled. He states that the bond in court is this same bond, and since none of the pipes contained 126 gallons of good wine, he paid AH the £12 according to the terms of the agreement.

Pleading: AH and Roger H state that this document was not made by AH. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff of Hertfordshire to have jury of St Albans here at quindene of Easter.

Case notes: Similar case, different figures, on CP 40/739, rot 505d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Michael Crooked Lane < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 14/02/1444
(due) 01/08/1444 < St Peter ad Vincula
Sale of Goods St Albans < Hertfordshire < England (initial) 14/02/1444
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Alexander Haysand (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
John Thursby (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Heth (m) Gentleman St Albans < Hertfordshire < England Defendant
Roger Haysand (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 463d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Assault

Pleading: Thomas Nele states that on 31 January 1441 Maurice Hobbes forcibly assaulted him in London, against the peace and to his damage of £40.

Pleading: MH denies force and arms, both parties on the country. And regarding the rest of the trespass, he states that TN had attacked him in that place, and that he acted in self-defence, and intended no injury.

Pleading: TN repeats that MH assaulted him without cause. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault St Mary Somerset < Queenhithe Ward < London < England (initial) 31/01/1441
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Maurice Hobbes (m) Brewer London < England Defendant
Thomas Nele (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Tregodek (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Staynford (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 468d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Ralph Strete, Nicholas Hathon and Isabel Flete, executors of William Flete, himself the executor of William Cavendyssh, state that on 11 February 1429, at Westminster, Walter, Lord FitzWalter, made two bonds with William Cavendyssh, the first in £8 11s 3d and the second in £8, and also on that day demised to FitzWalter a messuage in Westminster, to hold for one year at a rent of 68s 9d payable at the end of that term. FitzWalter occupied this property, but did not pay this rent or the two bonds, either to WC, or to Flete as his executors, or to the plaintiffs as executors of Flete, and nor have his executors, Thomas Basset, the defendant, and Robert Paynot, to their damage of £10. They show in court the bonds, and the various testamentary letters by which the executors have administration.

Pleading: Thomas Basset, executor of Walter Lord FitzWalter, granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Case notes: Same case against Paynot on rot 474d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 11/02/1429
(due) 29/09/1429 < Michaelmas
Rental Agreement Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 11/02/1429
(due) 11/02/1430
Bond Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 11/02/1429
(due) 24/06/1429 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Isabel Flete (f) Executor, Plaintiff
Nicholas Hathon (m) Executor, Plaintiff
Ralph Strete (m) Executor, Plaintiff
Robert Paynot (m) Yeoman Weston < Lincolnshire < England Executor
Thomas Basset (m) Gentleman (lately of) Witham < Essex < England Defendant, Executor
Walter FitzWalter (m) dec. Knight Woodham Walter < Essex < England Testator
William Cavendyssh (m) dec. Citizen Mercer London < England Testator
William Flete (m) dec. Citizen Mercer London < England Executor, Testator
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 470d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: Surrey
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Maintenance

Pleading: John Stokton, citing the terms of the statute against maintenance of suits, states that on 20 July 1445 Bertrand Sleghter, Christina Vanblaken, Herman Wannill, Matthew Sprynghorn, Tilman Gyse and Henry Tonhone illegally maintained and sustained a case being pleaded in the king's court, before Stephen Forster and Hugh Wyche, then sheriffs of London, between himself and Hergarus More, concerning a debt of £40 owed to JS, on behalf of HM. This was against the form of the statute, in contempt of the king and to his damage of £40.

Pleading: Defendants granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter with assent of JS.

Postea text: 9 further licences to imparl, to octave of Trinity 1448.

Events
Type Place Date
Maintenance Southwark < Surrey < England (initial) 20/07/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Bertrand Sleghter (m) Merchant (lately of) London < England Defendant
Christian Vanblaken (m) Merchant (lately of) London < England Defendant
Henry Tonhone (m) Merchant (lately of) London < England Defendant
Hergarus More (m) Mariner Other
Herman Wannill (m) Merchant (lately of) London < England Defendant
Hugh Wyche (m) Sheriff London < England Official
John Stokton (m) Gentleman Plaintiff
Matthew Sprynghorn (m) Merchant (lately of) London < England Defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Stephen Forster (m) Sheriff London < England Official
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant
Tilman Gyse (m) Merchant (lately of) London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 470d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 40s
Damages awarded: 3s 4d
Costs: 26s 8d
Case type: Loan; Sale of goods

Pleading: John Sturgeon states that on 8 July 1437 John Selman bought from him three woollen kerchiefs ('flammiola') and four umple kerchiefs for 35s 8d, and also borrowed from him a further 4s 4d, all payable on request. However, he has not paid any of this sum, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: Selman states that he does not owe this or any money as claimed. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Easter.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to octave of Martinmas 1446, nisi prius they come before Richard Neuton at St Martin le Grand on 15 November 1446. Sturgeon came, justice sent record that on that day, before RN and John Danyell, Sturgeon came, Selman did not come, in default. Jury came, said that Selman owed Sturgeon 35s 8d of this debt, but not the rest. Damages assigned to Sturgeon at 3s 4d, 26s 8d costs. Sturgeon to recover debt and damages, Selman amerced. And regarding the residue, Sturgeon amerced for false claim, Selman sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 08/07/1437
Sale of Goods St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 08/07/1437
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Danyell (m) Justice
John Selman (m) Gentleman Middlesex < St Andrew Holborn < England Defendant
John Sturgeon (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Richard Neuton (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 471d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Taking of goods

Pleading: John Smyth states that on 12 January 1444 Walter Brag forcibly took and carried away goods and chattels worth £10, namely a missal and a silver bowl, against the peace and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: WB granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter, with assent of JS. Pledges named for WB.

Case notes: Followed by another case against Brag by Smyth, filed in Suffolk regarding theft of goods in Stoke by Clare.

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods St Gregory by St Paul's < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 12/01/1444
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Giles Skulle (m) Yeoman Hinxton < Cambridgeshire < England Surety for defendant
John Baker (m) Baker Ickleton < Cambridgeshire < England Surety for defendant
John Broun (m) Gentleman Saffron Walden < Essex < England Surety for defendant
John Bust (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Perkyn (m) Baker Ickleton < Cambridgeshire < England Surety for defendant
John Smyth (m) Clerk Plaintiff
Walter Brag (m) Husbandman (lately of) Sible Hedingham < Essex < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 474

Term: Hilary 1446
County: Cambridgeshire
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Edward states that on 28 October 1441 John Munde, now deceased, made bond with him in 60s, payable at Michaelmas 1443, but neither he nor his executors have paid, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: John and Joan Munde, executors, granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Pleading: [continued on CP 40/742, rot 397d (Trinity 1446)] Joan and John Munde state that they had fully administered all the goods formerly of John Munde the testator which came into their hands, and have nothing left in their hands which belonged to John on the day of his death, and had none on the day of WE's original writ.

Pleading: WE states that on the day of his original writ, namely 12 October 1445, they still had various goods which belonged to John on the day of his death in their hands, namely at Ickleton in Cambridgeshire, to the value of this debt. Enquiry on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at Michaelmas one month.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl to octave of Trinity 1446.

Postea text: [on CP 40/742, rot 397d] Sheriff did not send writ, sicut prius to morrow of the Purification 1447.

Case notes: Continued at Trinity term 1446, rot 397d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Ickleton < Cambridgeshire < England (initial) 28/10/1441
(due) 29/09/1443 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Joan Munde (f) Widow Ickleton < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant, Executor
John Munde (m) dec. Butcher Ickleton < Cambridgeshire < England Testator
John Munde (m) Husbandman Ickleton < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant, Executor
Thomas Pecke (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Warin Ingryth (m) Attorney of defendant
William Edward (m) Citizen Salter London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 474d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Ralph Strete, Nicholas Hathon and Isabel Flete, executors of William Flete, himself the executor of William Cavendyssh, state that on 11 February 1429, at Westminster, Walter, Lord FitzWalter, made two bonds with William Cavendyssh, the first in £8 11s 3d and the second in £8, and also on that day demised to FitzWalter a messuage in Westminster, to hold for one year at a rent of 68s 9d payable at the end of that term. FitzWalter occupied this property, but did not pay this rent or the two bonds, either to WC, or to Flete as his executors, or to the plaintiffs as executors of Flete, and nor have his executors, Robert Paynot, the defendant, and Thomas Basset, to their damage of £10. They show in court the bonds, and the various testamentary letters by which the executors have administration.

Pleading: Robert Paynot, executor of Walter Lord FitzWalter, states that on the day of the original writ he had fully administered all the goods formerly of FitzWalter, and had none in his hands then or thereafter.

Pleading: Plaintiffs state that on the day of their writ, namely [omitted] 24 Henry VI, RP had various goods and chattels of FitzWalter in his hands, namely in [place omitted]. Enquiry on country. Sheriff of [omitted] to have jury of [omitted] here at quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 11/02/1429
(due) 24/06/1429 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Rental Agreement Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 11/02/1429
(due) 11/02/1440
Bond Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 11/02/1429
(due) 29/09/1429 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Isabel Flete (f) Executor, Plaintiff
John Quyk (m) Attorney of defendant
Nicholas Hathon (m) Executor, Plaintiff
Ralph Strete (m) Executor, Plaintiff
Robert Paynot (m) Yeoman Weston < Lincolnshire < England Defendant, Executor
Thomas Basset (m) Gentleman Witham < Essex < England Executor
Walter FitzWalter (m) dec. Knight Woodham Walter < Essex < England Testator
William Cavendyssh (m) dec. Citizen Mercer London < England Testator
William Flete (m) dec. Citizen Mercer London < England Executor, Testator
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 475

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Ellen Style and George Style state that on 1 August 1444 John Style made bond with them in £93 6s 8d, but he did not pay, and nor has his widow and executor, Margaret, nor her new husband Thomas Gye, to their damage of £20.

Pleading: TG and MG granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Pleading: [continued on CP 40/741, rot 409 (Easter 1446)] TG and MG state that they ought not owe this debt, as during his lifetime, JS made a bond with ES and GS in £93 6s 8d on condition that if, in his will, John Style, father of JS the testator, should leave to JS the testator and Margaret, then his wife, and their heirs, his house in London called 'Paul's Head' ('Pauleshed') next to St Paul's cathedral, along with all his goods in that house at the time of his death, with the intention that JS the testator should pay all outstanding debts of JS the father to ES and GS, brother of JS the father, to the value of £93 6s 8d, then the bond shall have no effect. Otherwise it shall remain in force until this sum is paid. And if the will of JS the father makes no mention of this debt payable by JS the testator, then the bond shall have no effect in law. They say that nothing was mentioned in the will of JS the father that JS the testator should be bound to pay the debts of JS the father, and they say that JS the testator, at the time of the making of this bond, was a man of little learning, and that the bond presented here in court was read to JS the testator in English as containing this condition, and JS sealed it on this basis. Therefore, this bond, without this condition, was not made of JS the testator. All parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Trinity.

Postea text: Bond delivered to Richard Neuton, chief justice of the Bench, Robert Darcy quit.

Postea text: Bond returned to RD, RN quit.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/741, rot 409 (Easter 1446) Another case involving these individuals on CP 40/743, rot 405d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Magdalen, Old Fish Street < Castle Baynard Ward < London < England (initial) 01/08/1444
(due) 29/09/1445 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Ellen Style (f) Widow London < England Plaintiff
George Style (m) Gentleman Plaintiff
John Style (m) dec. Other
John Style (m) dec. Canon Vintner London < England Testator
Margaret Gye (f) London < England Defendant, Executor
Richard Neuton (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Official
Thomas Gye (m) Vintner London < England Defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 475

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: William Russell states that on 24 October 1443, in London [parish and ward omitted] William Plomer bought from him two bales of woad for £4 5s, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: WP granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl to quindene of Trinity 1446.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/742, rot 329, and CP 40/743 rot 133.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods London < England (initial) 24/10/1443
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Robert Wade (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Tynte (m) Attorney of defendant
William Plomer (m) Plumber Colchester < Essex < England Defendant
William Russell (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 491

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Contract (general)

Pleading: Richard Nordon states that on 6 May 1430, at St Dunstan in the West in London, he made an agreement with Richard Wey that he would provide food, drink and clothing for RW, and RW would pay RN the cost of the goods plus 16d per week. By this agreement, RN provided food and drink for RW from that date for 7½ years, for which the cost amounted to £26, and also provided seven gowns of woollen cloth of various colours, four woollen cloaks of various colours, 15 pairs of stockings of black lyre ('blakalyre'), four fustian doublets, 15 pairs of shirts and breeches, 62 pairs of shoes, three yards of woollen cloth, three yards of green woollen cloth, 3½ yards of woollen cloth called 'London russet', one fur of polecat ('fechewes') and one fur of black lamb ('blaklombe'), according to the agreement, of which the true value amounted to £11 19s 5d. He was therefore entitled to payment of this £37 19s 5d, but RW has refused to pay, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: RW states that he does not owe RN this or any money as claimed. Asks to make his law immediately, and this is granted. Order that RN take nothing for his writ, but amerced for false claim. RW sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Contract (not Service/employment) St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 06/05/1430
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Nordon (m) Plaintiff
Richard Wey (m) Gentleman (lately of) St Clement Danes < Middlesex < England Defendant
Thomas Coburley (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 492

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Debt; Taking of goods

Pleading: Thomas Cave states that on 2 October 1445 Walter and Rose Warde forcibly took and carried off goods of TC worth 40s, namely one shirt ('colobium') and one hood, against the peace and to their damage of 40s.

Pleading: WW and RW, by attorney [name omitted], deny force and arms, and place themselves on the country. Regarding the rest, they state that long before the date of this trespass, the shirt and hood were the property of a certain John Cole of All Hallows the Great, Dowgate ward, who himself was indebted to RW in 8s 4d. JC, while still indebted to RW, fell ill, and having appointed his wife Matilda (now wife of TC) as his executor, he died. Matilda then married TC, and the shirt and hood came into the hands of TC and Matilda. Then Matilda, in All Hallows the Great, delivered the shirt and hood to RW in satisfaction of 4s of this debt, for which reason WW and RW took possession of the property, and carried it off.

Pleading: TC states that WW and RW forcibly and with injury, took this property from him, as he claimed, and was not given to them by Matilda, as they claim.

Pleading: WW and RW repeat that Matilda gave them this property in satisfaction of 4s of this debt. All parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods St Andrew Holborn < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 02/10/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Cole (m) dec. Other
Matilda Cave alias Matilda Cole (f) Other
Rose Warde (f) London < England Defendant
Thomas Cave (m) Plaintiff
Walter Warde (m) Pewterer London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 492d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Other
Damages claimed: 40m
Case type: Contract (general); Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: William Colyn states that 27 November 1442, Richard Bruyn, by a document which he shows in court, made in St Dunstan in the East, demised to WC at farm a certain corner shop situated next to the Watergate in Thames Street in St Dunstan's parish, to hold from Easter 1443 for 7 years, rendering 26s 8d annually to RB, his wife Joan and Philip Malpas, and that RB would maintain the shop during that term. If the rent was in arrears, RB may take goods fro the property and keep them until the farm is paid, and if it is in arrears by one quarter after any of the quarterly payments, then RB may re-enter the property. However, before the said Easter 1443, namely on 8 March 1443, RB demised the shop to Robert Poule, to hold at the will of RB, by which demise RP is in possession, in breach of the earlier contract, and to his damage of 40m.

Pleading: RB granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter, with assent of WC.

Pleading: [continued on CP 40/741, rot 136d (Easter 1446)] RB states that WC ought not maintain his action, since, protesting that the indenture was not of his making, he says that he did not demise this shop to RP in the form supposed in WC's plea. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Trinity.

Postea text: [on CP 40/741, rot 136d] Sheriff did not send writ, sicut prius, to octave of Michaelmas.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/741, rot 136d

Events
Type Place Date
Rental Agreement Thames Street < St Dunstan in the East < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 27/11/1442
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Joan Bruyn (f) Other
Philip Malpas (m) Citizen Draper London < England Other
Richard Bruyn (m) Defendant
Robert Poule (m) Tallow-chandler Other
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Colyn (m) Citizen Tallow-chandler London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 496

Term: Hilary 1446
County: Surrey
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond; Loan

Pleading: John Lematon amerced for many defaults. John Kent states that on 26 January 1442 John Lematon made bond with him in 20s, and also borrowed from him a further 20s, payable on request. However, JL has not paid either debt, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JL granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl, to octave of Hilary 1447.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan Southwark < Surrey < England (initial) 26/01/1442
Bond Southwark < Surrey < England (initial) 26/01/1442
(due) 24/06/1444 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Kent (m) Citizen Vintner London < England Plaintiff
John Lematon (m) Gentleman London < England Defendant
Thomas Hever (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Thrisk (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 501d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Richard Trewelowe states that on 20 July 1445, in the parish of [omitted] in Candlewick Street ward, WG bought from him the tithes ('decimas') of the sheaves of all types of grain in the parish church of Little Kimble, of which RT is parson, from that date until Michaelmas 1445, paying 5m at Michaelmas. However, WG has refused to pay this 5m, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: WG, by attorney [name omitted], granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 20/07/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Trewelowe (m) Clerk Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Graunger (m) Clerk Little Kimble < Buckinghamshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 515d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Breach of Statute; Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: Thoms Tregodek, citing the terms of the Statute of Labourers, states that on 9 February 1439, he retained Constance Cosyn to serve him for one year, as a [omitted], and then for a further four years, but on 26 May 1439 she left this service without licence or reasonable cause, to the contempt of the king, against the terms of the statute and to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: CC granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter, with assent of TT. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
Breach of Statute St Mary Aldermanbury < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 26/05/1439
Service/employment Contract St Mary Aldermanbury < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 09/02/1439
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Constance Cosyn (f) Servant (lately of) London < England Defendant
John Honyet (m) Girdler London < England Surety for defendant
John May (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Abyndon (m) Embroiderer London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Squyer (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Tregodek (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 515d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Henry Hale states that on 20 November 1443 Thomas Cappys made bond with him in £20. TC has paid £4 4s 8d, but has not paid the remaining £15 15s 4d, to his damage of 20m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: TC granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Pleading: [Followed by mesne process of various other debts claimed by HH, against John Trowetbek of Chester and John Sutton of Melreth, Cambridgeshire, who did not come.]

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Stephen Walbrook < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 20/11/1443
(due) 01/08/1443
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Hale (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Richard Alcok (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Cappys (m) Husbandman Romford < Essex < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 520

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Scales states that on 19 June 1439 Thomas Crosse made bond with him in £22 13s 4d, but has not paid, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: TC granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl to octave of Trinity 1446.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Stephen Walbrook < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 19/06/1439
(due) 24/06/1440 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Scales (m) Merchant Kingston upon Hull < Yorkshire < England Plaintiff
Richard Alcok (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Crosse (m) Citizen Draper London < England Defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 520

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Maunche states that on 3 March 1444 Thomas de Albertis made bond with him in £76 2s 6d, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: TA granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter. Pledges named.

Pleading: [Followed by mesne process of case for same sum against Peter de Bartulyzato, merchant of Florence, who did not come.]

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 03/03/1444
(due) 15/05/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Augustine Stratton (m) Mercer London < England Surety for defendant
Forescus Robert (m) Merchant London < England Surety for defendant
Geoffrey Parker (m) London < England Surety for defendant
John Maunche (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Philip Albertus (m) Merchant London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Albertis (m) Merchant Florence < Foreign < Italy Defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 520d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Damages awarded: 60s
Costs: 20s
Case type: Abduction; Housebreaking

Pleading: Hugh Carpynter states that on 2 January 1446 Richard Blymhill forcibly broke into his house in Westminster and abducted his servant, Christine, depriving him of her service for one day. This was against the peace, and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: RB denies responsibility for this trespass as claimed. Both parties place themselves on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at quindene of Easter.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to octave of Trinity 1446. Parties come, jury come, say that RB is responsible for this trespass. Damages assigned at 60, costs at 20s. RB is taken.

Postea text: HC acknowledged payment of damages, so RB quit. RB seeks to make fine with the king, allowed at 6s 8d, by pledge of Richard Gerveyse, John Caryngton and Robert Duke.

Events
Type Place Date
Abduction
House-breaking
Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 02/01/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Christine Huesservant Carpynter (f) Servant Other
Hugh Carpynter (m) Plaintiff
John Caryngton (m) Blacksmith London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Blymhill (m) Timbermonger London < England Defendant
Richard Gerveyse (m) Brewer London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Levermore (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Duke (m) Carpenter London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 520d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: Thomas Bakere states that on 10 January 1445 John of Water and Isabel his wife forcibly broke his house in London and took goods worth 100s, namely one gown, one tunic, two belts decorated with silver, one hood, one cloth named 'steynedcloth', three worsted curtains and other household utensils, against the peace and to his damage of £10.

Pleading: JW and IW granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
London < England (initial) 10/01/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Isabel Water (f) (lately of) London < England Defendant
John Bust (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Colde[...] (m) Pewterer London < England Surety for defendant
John Mowyer (m) Fishmonger London < England Surety for defendant
John Water (m) Brewer (lately of) London < England Defendant
Thomas Bakere (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Herlow (m) Merchant London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Wodelond (m) Brewer London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 529

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Assault

Pleading: Thomas Lambard states that on 10 May 1445 Thomas Foster forcibly assaulted his servant, William Carter, as a result of which he was deprived of his service for two days. This was against the peace, and to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: TF granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter. Pledges named.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl to octave of Trinity 1446.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 10/05/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Merssh (m) Tiler London < England Surety for defendant
Peter Buknyll (m) Clerk London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Foster (m) Tiler London < England Defendant
Thomas Hoberd (m) Tiler London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Lambard (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Mannyng (m) Tiler London < England Surety for defendant
William Carter (m) Servant Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 530

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John [de Vere], Earl of Oxford, states that on 10 December 1440 Thomas Frampton made bond with him in 100m. TF has paid 40m of this, but has not paid the remaining £40, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: TF granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Pleading: [continued on CP 40/741, rot 126 (Easter 1446)] TF states that he ought not owe this debt, as he made it on the condition that it would be cancelled if James Rocheford appeared at the earl's muster at Portsdown in Hampshire next after the date of the bond, arrayed as a man at arms with his lance and three archers, to serve with the earl overseas for half a year. He is a man of little learning, and the bond was read to him as containing this condition, and he sealed and delivered it; therefore this bond, not containing this bond, was not of his making. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Trinity. Bond to remain in custody of Robert Darcy for safe-keeping.

Postea text: [CP 40/741, rot 126] Sheriff did not send writ, sicut prius, to quindene of Michaelmas.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/741, rot 126

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dionis Backchurch < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 10/12/1440
(due) 01/04/1441
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
James Rocheford (m) Other
John Bust (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Vere (m) Earl Oxford [earldom] Plaintiff
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Official
Thomas Frampton (m) Saddler (lately of) Friday Street < London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 530

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John [de Vere], Earl of Oxford, states that on 10 December 1440 Richard Boydell made bond with him in 100m. RB has paid 40m of this, but has not paid the remaining £40, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: RB granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Pleading: [continued on CP 40/741, rot 126d (Easter 1446)] RB states that he ought not owe this debt, as he made it on the condition that it would be cancelled if James Rocheford appeared at the earl's muster at Portsdown in Hampshire next after the date of the bond, arrayed as a man at arms with his lance and three archers, to serve with the earl overseas for half a year. He is a man of little learning, and the bond was read to him as containing this condition, and he sealed and delivered it; therefore this bond, not containing this bond, was not of his making. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Trinity. Bond to remain in custody of Robert Darcy for safe-keeping.

Postea text: [CP 40/741, rot 126d] Sheriff did not send writ, sicut prius, to quindene of Michaelmas.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/741, rot 126d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dionis Backchurch < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 10/12/1440
(due) 01/04/1441
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
James Rocheford (m) Other
John Bust (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Vere (m) Earl Oxford [earldom] Plaintiff
Richard Boydell (m) Lorimer (lately of) Gutter Lane < London < England Defendant
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Official

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 530d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond; Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: John [de Vere], Earl of Oxford, states that on 10 January 1441 John Aleyn made bond with him in 100m. JA has paid 40m of this, but has not paid the remaining £40, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JA granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Pleading: [continued on CP 40/741, rot 122d (Easter 1446)] JA states that he ought not owe this debt, as he made it on the condition that it would be cancelled if Richard Penans appeared at the earl's muster at Romney Down in Hampshire next after the date of the bond, arrayed as a man at arms with his lance and three archers, to serve with the earl overseas for half a year. He is a man of little learning, and the bond was read to him as containing this condition, and he sealed and delivered it; therefore this bond, not containing this bond, was not of his making. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Trinity.

Postea text: [CP 40/741, rot 122d] Sheriff did not send writ, sicut prius, to quindene of Michaelmas.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/741, rot 122d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dionis Backchurch < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 10/01/1441
(due) 01/04/1441
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Aleyn (m) Brewer London < St Martin Ludgate < England Defendant
John Bust (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Vere (m) Earl Oxford [earldom] Plaintiff
Richard Penans (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/740, rot. 530d

Term: Hilary 1446
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond; Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: John [de Vere], Earl of Oxford, states that on 10 January 1441 Albritus Rosyngardyn made bond with him in 100m. AR has paid 40m of this, but has not paid the remaining £40, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: AR granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Pleading: [continued on CP 40/741, rot 124d (Easter 1446)] AR states that he ought not owe this debt, as he made it on the condition that it would be cancelled if Richard Penans appeared at the earl's muster at Romney Down in Hampshire next after the date of the bond, arrayed as a man at arms with his lance and three archers, to serve with the earl overseas for half a year. He is a man of little learning, and the bond was read to him as containing this condition, and he sealed and delivered it; therefore this bond, not containing this bond, was not of his making. Both parties on the country. Sheriff to have jury here at octave of Trinity. Bond to remain in custody of Robert Darcy for safe-keeping.

Postea text: [CP 40/741, rot 124d] Sheriff did not send writ, sicut prius, to quindene of Michaelmas.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/741, rot 124d

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dionis Backchurch < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 10/01/1441
(due) 01/04/1441
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Albritus Rosyngardyn (m) Bladesmith London < St Mary Abchurch < England Defendant
John Bust (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Vere (m) Earl Oxford [earldom] Plaintiff
Richard Penans (m) Other
Robert Darcy (m) King's Clerk Official