CP40/751
Michaelmas term 1448

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'CP40/751: Michaelmas term 1448', Court of common pleas: The National Archives, CP40: 1399-1500 (2010). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=118118 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 012

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Essex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Damages awarded: 13s 4d
Costs: 26s 8d
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Fray and John Rande state that on 10 June 1445 Nicholas Roberd made bond with them in £40, but has not paid, to their damage of £10. They show the bond in court, which they say was made at Barking in Essex.

Pleading: NR states that this bond was not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at morrow of All Souls. Pledges named. Bond in custody of Henry Fylongley, clerk, for safe-keeping.

Postea text: Jury in respite to octave of Martinmas. On this day, JF and JR came, NR did not come, in default. Jury say that bond was made of NR. Damages assigned at 13s 4d, costs at 13s 4d. Order that plaintiffs recover debt, and damages, and a further 13s 4d costs, to a total of 40s.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Barking < Essex < England (initial) 10/06/1445
(due) 24/06/1445 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Common Pleas [court] Official
John Fray (m) Plaintiff
John Rande (m) Plaintiff
Nicholas Roberd (m) Brewer London < England Defendant
Peter Crowley (m) Shearman London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Castellacre (m) Bowyer London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Bate (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Shapwyk (m) Dyer London < England Surety for defendant
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 012d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 40s
Damages awarded: 13s 4d
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: William Peke states that on 1 November 1447 John Wodward bought from him 27 sheep and two cows for 73s 7d, but has not paid, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: JW states that he does not owe WP this or any money as claimed. Order that he wager his law at octave of Martinmas, pledges named.

Postea text: WP came, JW made essoin to octave of Hilary 1449.

Postea text: WP came, JW did not come. WP to recover debt, and damages of 13s 4d. JW amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 01/11/1447
(due) 11/11/1447 < Martinmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Clounbury (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Wodward (m) Butcher (lately of) London < England Defendant
Thomas Swynton (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant
William Peke (m) Drover Plaintiff
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 024

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Kent
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Damages awarded: 21m 6s 8d
Costs: 40s
Case type: Housebreaking; Imprisonment

Pleading: Robert Drynker states that on 24 September 1447 Thomas Cok forcibly broke his close at Plumstead, and took, imprisoned and badly treated his servant, Thomas Drynker, for which he was deprived of his service for two days, against the peace and to his damage of £20.

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

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to Easter five weeks 1449. Parties come, jury say that Thomas Cok is responsible for this trespass as claimed by RD. Damages assigned at 21m 6s 8d, costs at 40s. TC amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Imprisonment
Plumstead < Kent < England (initial) 24/09/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Robert Drynker (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Cok (m) Tailor London < England Defendant
Thomas Cook (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Drynker (m) Servant Other
Thomas Lambard (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 084

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Loan

Pleading: John Eryth states that on 21 February 1448 Robert Marche borrowed 40s from him, but has not re-paid this, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: RM states tat he does not owe JE this or any money as claimed. Order that he wager his law at the morrow of All Souls, pledges for law named. Pledges named for defendant.

Postea text: Parties come, RM makes his law. JE to take nothing, amerced for false claim. RM sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Nicholas Shambles < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 21/02/1448
(due) 24/03/1448 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Eryth (m) Plaintiff
John Fay (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Jun (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Rason (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Marche (m) Butcher Southwark < Surrey < England Defendant
Thomas Cook (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Hever (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
William Lenegrene (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
William Thwaytes (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 084

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Assault; Imprisonment

Pleading: William Marchall states that on 9 March 1447 Robert Broker, together with Richard Sangyll, forcibly assaulted him in London, and imprisoned him for two hours on that day, against the peace and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: RB granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary 1449.

Pleading: [continued at Hilary 1449, rot 411] RB denies force and arms, and the entire trespass except the assault. Parties on country. Regarding the beating and wounding, he states that WM ought not continue his action, as at the time of the trespass, WM made assault on him in the parish of St Sepulchre, and RB simply acted in self defence, and did not intend any harm.

Pleading: WM repeats that RB assaulted him without cause in St Olave's parish, as he claimed. Enquiry by country, jury here at quindene of Easter.

Postea text: [on CP 40/752] Sheriff did not send writ, to Easter five weeks.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/752, rot 411.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 09/03/1447
Assault
Imprisonment
St Olave Silver Street < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 09/03/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Sangyll (m) Cutler London < England Accessory
Robert Broker (m) Sergeant (lately of) London < England Defendant
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Cook (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Marchall (m) Clerk Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 084d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: John Eryth states that on 5 October 1444 he accounted with Henry Emmesson regarding sums of money received for him by HE before that time, and HE was found to be in arrears by 5m. However, he has not paid this sum to JE, and still refuses, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: HE states that he does not owe JE this or any money as claimed. Order that he wager his law at the morrow of All Souls, pledges for law named.

Postea text: Parties come, HE makes his law. JE to take nothing, amerced for false claim. RM sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting All Hallows Barking < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 05/10/1444
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Emmesson (m) Butcher Southwark < Surrey < England Defendant
John Eryth (m) Plaintiff
John Jun (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Thomas Cook (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Fyne (m) Surety of law (compurgator)

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 103

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John Gryvet states that on 20 November 1447 John Aleyn bought from him 20 kilderkins of beer for 40s, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of 10m.

Pleading: JA states that he does not owe this or any money to JG as claimed. Wagers law immediately. JG to take nothing, amerced for false claim. JA sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Martin Ludgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 20/11/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Aleyn (m) Brewer London < England Defendant
John Gryvet (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 103d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Loan

Pleading: Henry Wynhun and John Haryngton, executors of Simon Barton, former parson of the church of St Mary the Virgin, Calais, state that on 1 May 1437 John Levyng borrowed 60s from SB, payable on request, but did not pay, either SB or his executors, and still detains this, to their damage of 100s.

Pleading: JL states that he does not detain this or any money from the executors as claimed. Order that he wager his law at Michaelmas one month, pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 01/05/1437
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Wynhun (m) Executor, Plaintiff
John Haryngton (m) Executor, Plaintiff
John Levyng (m) Stockfishmonger London < England Defendant
John More (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Richard Somer (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Simon Barton (m) dec. Parson St Mary the Virgin, Calais [church] Calais < Calais < England Testator
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 105

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Eyre states that on 11 October 1446 Thomas Gille made bond with him in £28, but has not paid, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court.

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

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Woolnoth < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 11/10/1446
(due) 29/09/1447 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bust (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Eyre (m) Citizen Draper London < St Bartholomew by the Exchange < England Plaintiff
Thomas Gylle alias Thomas Gille jnr (m) Gentleman (lately of) Dartmouth < Devon < England alias (lately of) London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 108

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Damages awarded: 13s 4d
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Robert White states that on 4 January 1443 John Anneys made bond with him in 100s, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JA admits the debt. Order that RW recover debt, and damages of 13s 4d. JA amerced. JA committed to the Fleet prison.

Postea text: RW acknowledges satisfaction of debt and damages. RW quit, and delivered from prison.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 04/01/1443
(due) 21/04/1443 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Anneys (m) Brewer (lately of) London < England Defendant
Robert White (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 112d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Buckinghamshire
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Contract (general)

Pleading: Thomas Honyswete states that on 4 October 1443 Richard Knyght placed himself, his wife Grace and his two servants, Thomas Horsman and Geoffrey Knot in his household, to stay for 30 weeks at a cost of £10. He stayed for this time, but has not paid this £10 to Honyswete, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: RK states that he does not owe Honyswete this or any money as claimed. Makes his law immediately. TH to take nothing, amerced for false claim. RK sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Contract (not Service/employment) Aylesbury < Buckinghamshire < England (initial) 04/10/1443
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Geoffrey Knot (m) Other
Grace Knyght (f) Other
John Huet (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Knyght (m) Knight (lately of) London < England Defendant
Thomas Honyswete (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Horsman (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 114

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Damages claimed: 500m
Case type: Breach of Statute; Embracery

Pleading: Adam Begynden and Henry Auger, citing the terms of the statute of 38 Edward III against corrupt jurors and embracery [Stat. Realm, I, 38 Edw. III, Stat 1, c.12], state that during an assize of novel disseisin, held at Dartford before John Fortescu, Robert Danvers, Thomas Burgeys and Thomas Croxton, between John Roper and Edmund Roper, plaintiffs and Adam Begynden and his wife Joan and Henry Auger and his wife Alice, William Philip, Thomas Philip, John Belser, Ralph Bate, John Stephen and John Woogyn, defendants, concerning a tenement in Whitstable, and later held at Deptford before JF, TB and TC without RD, John Fyneux, a juror, took various sums of money from JR and ER in London on 25 October 1447 for giving his verdict, namely £20 in St Bride's parish and £20 in St Sepulchre's parish, as well as other gifts of food and drink. This was in contempt of the king, against the statute, and to their damage of 500m.

Pleading: Fyneux states that he did not take anything fro JR and ER in connection with this assize, and did not breach the statute as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Martinmas. Fyneux appoints Hugh Brent as attorney.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Hilary.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to octave of Trinity 1450. [This postea appears to relate to a different case, entered in error].

Events
Type Place Date
Location of Property Whitstable < Kent < England
Breach of Statute St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 25/10/1447
Breach of Statute St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 25/10/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Adam Begynden (m) Plaintiff
Alice Auger (f) Other
Edmund Roper (m) Other
Henry Auger (m) Plaintiff
Hugh Brent (m) Attorney of defendant
Joan Begynden (f) Other
John Belser (m) Other
John Fortescu (m) Knight Justice
John Fyneux (m) Esquire Defendant
John Miller (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Roper (m) Other
John Stephen (m) 'Brokestrode' < England Other
John Woogyn (m) Other
Ralph Bate (m) Other
Robert Danvers (m) Justice
Thomas Burgeys (m) Esquire Justice
Thomas Croxton (m) Justice
Thomas Philip (m) Other
William Philip (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 116d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Damages awarded: 20s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Clerk states that on 13 July 1441 Thomas Haselden made bond with him in 70s, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: TH granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary. Pledges named.

Postea text: WC came, TH did not come, in default. Order that WC recover debt, and damages of 20s. TH amerced. Take the pledges.

Postea text: Christopher Horbury came into court, makes fine at 2s, pledges named. CH quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 13/07/1441
(due) 29/09/1441 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Christopher Horbury (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Welles (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Whytyng (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Nicholas Blakeston (m) Surety other
Robert Jamysson (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Wosshyngton (m) Surety other
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Haselden (m) Esquire Goldington < Bedfordshire < England Defendant
William Clerk (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 117d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: -
Case type: Debt

Pleading: Sheriff was ordered to take Robert Wynterbourne, outlawed in London on 25 May 1444 at the suit of William Warde on plea of debt, and have him here on this day, Michaelmas three weeks. RW, brought from the Fleet by the sheriff, states that he ought not be committed to the Fleet, as on the day of WW's original writ he was a holy water clerk [staying at Titchfield in Hampshire (partially erased)] and was never an embroidered, as the writ states. And since it is not know whether the allegation is true or not, and since it seems right that WW be forewarned, order to the sheriff of London to warn WW to be here at [omitted] to maintain his writ. Pledges named for defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bloweboll (m) Hatter London < England Surety for defendant
John Tanfeld (m) Gentleman Westminster < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
John Westowe (m) Cutler London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Wynterbourne (m) Citizen Embroiderer (lately of) London < England Defendant
William Frekys (m) Goldsmith London < England Surety for defendant
William Warde (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 118

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 100m
Case type: Assault; Housebreaking

Pleading: Robert Wattes states that on 8 October 1447 Hugh Harnage forcibly broke his close and house at Middlemead ['Middilmade'] (in Little Baddow, Essex) and assaulted him, so that he despaired of his life and was unable to go about his business [details omitted] for a long time [period omitted] for fear of further assaults. This was against the peace, and to his damage of 100m.

Pleading: HH, by attorney [name omitted] granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary.

Case notes: This pleading is full of omissions, and is marginalised 'London', although the location of the alleged trespass is unclear, but probably not in London.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
House-breaking
Middlemead < Essex < England (initial) 08/10/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
[omitted] [omitted] (m) Attorney of defendant
Hugh Harnage (m) Chaplain (lately of) London < England Defendant
Richard Skilfull (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Wattes (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 118d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: John Hunte states that on 22 September 1446 John Lynne accounted before John Stafford and John Conam, auditors, for various sums of money received by JL for JH, and was found to be in arrears by 40s. However, he has not paid this to JH, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: JL cites the terms of the statute of 5 Henry IV [Stat Realm, II, 5 Hen. IV, c.8) regarding fraudulent accusations of debts on account and allowing the justices to examine the attorney and order the defendant to wager their law on this issue or hold an inquest. He states that he does not owe JH this or any money as claimed, and seeks that JH be examined, and he be allowed to make his law. Order that this happen, pledges named for law at octave of Martinmas. Pledges for defendant's appearance named.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting Islington < Middlesex < England (initial) 22/09/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Ivo Hore (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Conam (m) Auditor
John Hunte (m) Citizen Brewer London < England Plaintiff
John Lynne (m) Cordwainer (lately of) Middlesex < St Giles without Cripplegate < England Defendant
John Stafford (m) Auditor
John Tanfeld (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Reginald Resshford (m) Shoemaker London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Hunte (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Stephen Sparowe (m) Weaver Southwark < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
William Lynne (m) Weaver Southwark < Surrey < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 122d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Parlys states that on 18 October 1432 Thomas Ake, now deceased, made bond with him in £20, payable at Christmas 1432. However, he has not paid, and nor has John Burgh, appointed as administrator of the goods formerly of TA by William Witham, commissary general of Robert, Bishop of London in the deanery of London and Barking. This is to his damage of £20.

Pleading: JB states that on the day of JP's original writ he had made full administration of all the goods formerly of TA, and had none left in his hands to pay this debt.

Pleading: JP states that on the day of his original writ, namely 5 December 1447, JB had various goods formerly of TA in his hands and un-administered, in the parish of St Mary Matfelon (St Mary Whitechapel), Middlesex, sufficient to pay this debt. Enquiry on country, jury here at octave of Hilary.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 18/10/1432
(due) 25/12/1432 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Burgh (m) Esquire (lately of) London < England Administrator, Defendant
John Parlys (m) Husbandman Stepney < Middlesex < England Plaintiff
John Wylcokkys (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert [un-named] (m) Bishop London [diocese] Official
Thomas Ake (m) dec. Esquire Stepney < Middlesex < England Other
William Witham (m) Commissary General Official

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 129d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Bond; Loan

Pleading: Richard Elmesle states that on 13 May 1446 John Laund made bond with him in 36s, and borrowed a further 4s from him, payable on request. However he has not paid either debt, to his damage of 40s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JL states that, regarding the 4s loan, he does not owe RE this or any money as claimed. Parties on country. And regarding the other 36s, he asks to hear the bond and the endorsement, and this is done. The endorsement states that the condition of the bond is such that if JL should pay to RE 6s 8d at each of the feast of St John the Baptist, St Bartholomew, Michaelmas and Christmas, and 9s 4d at Easter, then the bond shall be cancelled. JL states that he paid RE the various sums at the terms specified in the endorsement, in the parish of St Dunstan in the West, London.

Pleading: RE, protesting that JL did not pay any of these sums specified in the endorsement, states that JL did not pay the 9s 4d due at Easter 1447.

Pleading: JL states that he did pay the 9s 4d due at Easter 1447, according to the form of the endorsement. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Hilary.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to octave of the Purification.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Martin Ludgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England
Bond St Martin Ludgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 13/05/1446
(due) 24/06/1446 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Laund (m) Citizen Tiler London < England alias (lately of) London < England Defendant
Richard Elmesle (m) Citizen Saddler London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Hever (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 130

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Lincolnshire
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Assault; Housebreaking

Pleading: Thomas Allech states that on 26 June 1441 John Blaunche, together with John Kelyngholm and Henry Bury, forcibly broke his close and house in Boston and assaulted him, against the peace and to his damage of £100.

Pleading: JB states that on the date of TA's original writ he was living at Stoke Newington ('Newenton') and not in London, as claimed by the writ. He seeks judgment on the writ.

Pleading: TA states that on the day of his original writ, namely 10 June 1448, JB was living in London, as the writ supposes, in the parish of St Christopher, Broad Street ward. Enquiry by country, jury here at quindene of Hilary.

Pleading: [Followed by mesne process of plea against Kelyngholm and Bury, who did not come. Not found by sheriff, sicut prius to same term.]

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
House-breaking
Boston < Lincolnshire < England (initial) 26/06/1441
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Gilbert Pynchebek (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Henry Bury (m) Gentleman Wharton < Lincolnshire < England Accessory
John Blaunche (m) Grocer London < St Christopher le Stocks < Broad Street Ward < England Defendant
John Kelyngholm (m) Gentleman Kingston upon Hull < Yorkshire < England Accessory
Thomas Allech (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 132

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: John Burghard states that on 20 January 1446 William Lee accounted before John Weste and William Swanton for various sums of money received by him for JB before that time. WL was found to be in arrears to JB by £4, but has not paid this, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: William Lee of Cambridgeshire states that he is the same person against whom JB brought his writ, by the name of WL formerly of Walsham, and states that there is no place called as Walsham in Cambridgeshire. He seeks judgment on the writ.

Pleading: JB states that there is a place called Walsham in Cambridgeshire. Enquiry on country, sheriff of Cambridgeshire to have jury here at octave of Hilary. Pledges named.

Postea text: 2 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Trinity. [Faded note from justices in margin, partially illegible.]

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Mary Aldermary < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 20/01/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Gilbert Debenham (m) Esquire Little Wenham < Suffolk < England Surety for defendant
John Burghard (m) Plaintiff
John Bury (m) Gentleman Beccles < Suffolk < England Surety for defendant
John Chevercourt (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Wesenham (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Weste (m) Auditor
Ralph Watkyn (m) Yeoman (lately of) Framlingham < Suffolk < England Surety for defendant
William Lee (m) Esquire (lately of) 'Walsham' < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant
William Swanton (m) Auditor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 231

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Surrey
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: Edward Plofeld, John Attehill and John Grene, executors of William Stalworth, along with John Gaynesford and his wife Katherine, former wife and executor of WS, state that on 20 April 1445 William Eston accounted before John Myles and Robert Huntyng, auditors, regarding various sums of money of William Stalworth received by him before that date. WE was found to be in arrears by £7 6s 8d, but has not paid this, either to WE or his executors, to their damage of £10. They show in court the testamentary letters of WS, by which they have executry and administration.

Pleading: WE states that he did not account with WS before these auditors in the manner and form claimed by the plaintiffs. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Hilary.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting Lingfield < Surrey < England (initial) 20/04/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edward Plofeld (m) Executor, Plaintiff
John Attehill (m) Executor, Plaintiff
John Gaynesford (m) Plaintiff
John Grene (m) Executor, Plaintiff
John Myles (m) Auditor
Katherine Stalworth alias Katherine Gaynesford (f) Executor, Plaintiff
Richard Wyllerby (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Huntyng (m) Auditor
William Eston (m) Fishmonger London < England Defendant
William Stalworth (m) dec. Esquire Testator
William Thwaytes (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 240

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Boste states that on 18 August 1447 Henry Yole made bond with him in £4, but has not paid, to his damage of 40s. He shows the bond in court.

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

Postea text: 3 further licences to imparl, to octave of Hilary 1450.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond All Hallows Barking < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 18/08/1447
(due) 25/12/1447 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Yole (m) Citizen Brewer London < England Defendant
Thomas Boste (m) Gentleman Dartford < Kent < England Plaintiff
Thomas Cook (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 240

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Assault; Taking of goods

Pleading: John Grove states that on 7 September 1448 Thomas Potter and Peter Wykys forcibly took and carried off a certain horse of his worth 40s at 'Marestre' (Mare Street, Hackney), and assaulted his servant Roland Forster, such that he was deprived of his service for two hours. This was against the peace, and to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: TP and PW deny responsibility for this trespass as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Martinmas.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Hilary 1449.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
Taking of Goods
Hackney < Middlesex < England (initial) 07/09/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Grove (m) Scrivener London < England Plaintiff
Peter Wykys (m) Yeoman Hackney < Middlesex < England Defendant
Roland Forster (m) Servant Other
Thomas Potter (m) Labourer Stepney < Middlesex < England Defendant
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 240d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Aleyn states that on 23 December 1447 William Veysy made bond with him in 4m, but has not paid, to his damage of 40s. He shows the bond in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Martin Vintry < Vintry Ward < London < England (initial) 23/12/1447
(due) 02/02/1448 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Aleyn (m) Citizen Vintner London < England Plaintiff
John Huet (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Tanfeld (m) Attorney of defendant
William Veysy (m) Gentleman Isleworth < Middlesex < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 240d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Boste states that on 6 October 1445 John Baylly made bond with him in £3 10s, of which 23s 4d was payable at Easter next, 23s 4d at St Bartholomew next, and 23s 4d at All Saints. Also, on 18 August 1447 he made another bond with him, in £4, payable at Christmas next. However, he has not paid either debt, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bonds in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond All Hallows Barking < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 18/08/1447
(due) 25/12/1447 < Christmas
Bond All Hallows Barking < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 06/10/1445
(due) 17/04/1446 < Easter
(due) 24/08/1446 < St Bartholomew
(due) 01/11/1446 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bailleue alias John Baylly (m) Citizen Ironmonger London < England Defendant
Thomas Boste (m) Gentleman Dartford < Kent < England Plaintiff
Thomas Cook (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 272

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Staynford states that on 9 October 1447 Alexander Ordo made bond with him in 5m, but has not paid, to his damage of 40s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: AO states that this bond was not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Hilary. Bond in custody of Henry Fylongley.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 09/10/1447
(due) 25/12/1447 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Alexander Ordo (m) Butcher London < England Defendant
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Common Pleas [court] Official
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant
William Staynford (m) Gentleman Clerk Common Pleas [court] London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 272

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: William Peke states that on 1 November 1447 John Redyng bought from him 20 sheep for 40s, but has not paid, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: JR states that he does not owe WP this or any money as claimed. Order that he wager his law at octave of Martinmas, pledges named. Attorney to have him here on that day.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 01/11/1447
(due) 11/11/1447 < Martinmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Brompton (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Redyng (m) Butcher (lately of) London < England Defendant
Thomas Swynbroun (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant
William Peke (m) Drover Plaintiff
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 303

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 100m
Case type: Assault; Housebreaking; Taking of goods; Trespass (chattels)

Pleading: Nicholas Thomson states that on 6 October 1440 David Thomas forcibly broke his close in Marylebone and assaulted him, took and carried off a cow and 20 sheep worth 4m and 10 carts of hay worth 20m, destroyed grass worth 100s, thus depasturing his animals, and assaulted his servant Thomas Sprotte, by which he was deprived of his service for half a year. This was against the peace, and to his damage of 100m.

Pleading: DT denies responsibility for this trespass as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Martinmas.

Postea text: Writ arrived too late, to octave of Hilary.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
Destruction of Chattels
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Marylebone < Middlesex < England (initial) 06/10/1440
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
David Thomas (m) Brewer (lately of) London < England Defendant
Nicholas Thomson (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Sprotte (m) Servant Other
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 311

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Loan; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Richard Moungomery states that on 20 October 1441 he demised at farm to James Fox a messuage with appurtenances in St Sepulchre's parish, Farringdon Without ward, to hold for three years, at an annual rent of £4, payable at the four usual terms. JF held this property for these three years, but has not paid him the £12 due for this rent. Also, on the same day, JF borrowed a further £3 from him, payable on request, but has not paid this either. This is all to his damage of £20.

Pleading: JF states that, regarding the £12 arrears, RM did not demise this property to him in the form claimed. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Martinmas. And regarding the other £3, JF states that he does not owe RM this or any money as claimed. Makes his law immediately. RM to take nothing for his writ, amerced for false claim, JF quit. Pledges named for defendant.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Easter 1449.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 20/10/1441
Rental Agreement St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 20/10/1441
(due) 20/10/1444
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
James Fox (m) Merchant Coventry < Warwickshire < England Defendant
John Abell (m) Gentleman Coventry < Warwickshire < England Surety for defendant
Richard Moungomery (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Heth (m) Gentleman Bloxwich < Staffordshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Betley (m) Gentleman Coventry < Warwickshire < England Surety for defendant
William Praers (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 313

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Contract (general); Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Simon Rewell states that on 4 January 1446 he demised at farm to Thomas Wymbyssh, now deceased, a chamber with appurtenances in St Martin Ludgate, Farringdon Within ward, London, to hold until Easter next at a rent of 5m, under certain conditions, namely that SR should find food and drink for Reginald, son of TW, for this period, and should also pay 33s 4d to John Forde and John Hobbys. He states that he found this food and drink for RW for this period, and on 6 January 1446 he paid this 33s 4d to JF and JH, and that TW held this property for the agreed term. However, TW did not pay him the agreed 5m during his lifetime, and nor has his executor Maria Wymbyssh, the defendant, after his death, to his damage of 10m.

Pleading: MW states that SR did not demise this chamber to TW as claimed. Parties on country, jury here on morrow of All Souls. Pledges named.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Hilary 1449.

Postea text: Jury in respite to octave of Purification nisi prius they come before John Prysot, CJCP, at St Martin le Grand on 4 February 1449. On this day, MW came, JP sent record that on that day, before him and Thomas Shotbolt, justices, parties came, jury said that SR did not demise this property to TW, as MW claimed. Order that SR take nothing, amerced for false claim. MW sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Contract (not Service/employment)
Rental Agreement
St Martin Ludgate < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 04/01/1446
(due) 17/04/1446 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Forde (m) Other
John Hobbys (m) Other
John Prysot (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
Maria Wymbyssh (f) Widow Rochester < Kent < England Defendant, Executor
Reginald Wymbyssh (m) Other
Richard Brydde (m) Skinner London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Hatche (m) Dyer London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Yate (m) Dyer Rochester < Kent < England Surety for defendant
Simon Rewell (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Heth (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Shotbolt (m) Justice
Thomas Wymbyssh (m) dec. Testator
William Forest (m) Barber London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 315

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Robert Martyn and William Petvyle, executors of Eustace Valeryan, and Stephen Broun and his wife Rose, former wife and executor of EV, state that on 18 December 1440 William Symond bought from EV the testator six sacks and 15 yards of hair cloth ('heyre clothe') and eight quarters of salt for 40s, payable on request. However, WS has not paid EV or his executors, to their damage of £20.

Pleading: WS granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary. Pledges named.

Postea text: 6 further licences to imparl, to octave of Trinity 1450.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 18/12/1440
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Eustace Valeryan (m) dec. Testator
John Bury (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Levermore (m) Gentleman Westminster < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
Robert Martyn (m) Esquire Executor, Plaintiff
Rose Valeryan alias Rose Broun (f) Executor, Plaintiff
Stephen Broun (m) Plaintiff
William Auncer (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
William Petvyle (m) Brewer London < England Executor, Plaintiff
William Sprott (m) Yeoman Ickenham < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
William Symond (m) Husbandman Brentford < Middlesex < England Defendant
William Veysy (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 316

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Kent
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Abduction

Pleading: John Richard, citizen and tailor of London, states that on 3 November 1447, in Faversham, Miles Gore and Thomas Calf forcibly abducted Richard Greylyn, his apprentice, by which he was deprived of his apprentice's service for a long time, namely from that 3 November until the day of his original writ, 10 October 1447 (sic, presumably error for 1448). This was against the peace, and to his damage of 20m.

Pleading: MG and TC deny responsibility for this trespass as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Hilary. Pledges for defendant named.

Events
Type Place Date
Abduction Faversham < Kent < England (initial) 03/11/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
James Bokelond (m) Yeoman Stone < Kent < England Surety for defendant
John Ayherst (m) Yeoman Teynham < Kent < England Surety for defendant
John Richard (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Plaintiff
Miles Gore (m) Barber Faversham < Kent < England Defendant
Richard Greylyn (m) Apprentice Other
Robert Fekenham (m) Gentleman Fawkham < Kent < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Calf (m) Shearman Faversham < Kent < England Defendant
William Danchastre (m) Yeoman Ospringe < Kent < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 318

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Essex
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Breach of Statute; Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: Richard Gobyon, citing the terms of the Statute of Labourers, states that at Michaelmas 1447 he retained William Gale to serve him as keeper of his horses for one year, but before the end of that term, on 21 June 1448, he left his service without good cause or licence, in contempt of the king, against the form of the ordinance and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: WG states that RG ought not maintain his action, as on 20 June 1448, in London, RG released WG from this service.

Pleading: RG states that he never released WG from his service as he claims. Enquiry by the country, sheriff of London to have jury of St Sepulchre's here at octave of Hilary. Pledges named.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Easter 1449.

Case notes: For related case see rot 407d.

Events
Type Place Date
Breach of Statute West Ham < Essex < England (initial) 21/06/1448
Service/employment Contract West Ham < Essex < England (initial) 29/09/1447
(due) 29/09/1448
Release (from Debt/obligation) St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 20/06/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Hilton (m) Courser London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Gobyon (m) Plaintiff
Roger Ormysby (m) Gentleman Ormesby < Norfolk < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Chirch (m) Gentleman Bungay < Suffolk < England Surety for defendant
William Gale (m) Servant (lately of) West Ham < Essex < England Defendant
William Norwych (m) Gentleman Norwich < Norfolk < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 319

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Christopher Warter states that on 21 March 1438 John Strelley made bond with him in London in £7 17s 8d, and on 27 November 1438 he made another bond, this time in £10. However, JS has not paid either of these debts, to his damage of £40. He shows the bonds in court.

Pleading: JS states that before the making of these bonds, on 4 March 1438, CW, by John Clyfton and others of his association, warned JS at Annesley that he would be taken and imprisoned until he paid CW £17 17s 8d, unless he made and delivered these two bonds, and out of fear of these threats and imprisonment he made them as shown here in the court.

Pleading: CW, not acknowledging anything said by JS, states that he does not have to answer this plea, and seeks judgment.

Pleading: JS, since his response was sufficient and CW did not deny it or make any answer, seeks judgment and that CW be denied his action. Justices wish to be advised, date given at octave of Hilary. Pledges named.

Postea text: 3 further postponements, to octave of Michaelmas 1449.

Case notes: For similar case, same amount but different parish, see CP 40/758, rot 203.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St John Walbrook < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 21/03/1438
(due) 25/12/1438 < Christmas
Bond St John Walbrook < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 27/11/1438
(due) 24/05/1439 < Pentecost
Imprisonment Annesley < Nottinghamshire < England (initial) 04/03/1438
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Christopher Wartyr alias Christopher Warter (m) Citizen Skinner London < England Plaintiff
Henry Blakwall (m) Gentleman Arnold < Nottinghamshire < England Surety for defendant
John Car (m) Yeoman Linby < Nottinghamshire < England Surety for defendant
John Clyfton (m) Other
John Hypron (m) Yeoman Linby < Nottinghamshire < England Surety for defendant
John Strelley (m) Esquire Linby < Nottinghamshire < England Defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Kyrkby (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 321

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 40m
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: Hugh Swynflete states that on 20 June 1446 Richard and Ellen Eyton forcibly broke his close at Newington and took and carried away goods and chattels worth £16, namely one green gown lined with marten and marten throats, 8 yards of green cloth, one musterdevillers gown lined with budge, one hat of black of Lyre, one mazer bound with silver and gilt, one gold ring, one dagger decorated with silver, and one small box ('loculum'). This was against the peace and to his damage of 40m.

Pleading: RE and EE deny responsibility for this trespass as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Hilary. Pledges named. RE appoints John Tanfeld as attorney, HS appoints John Heansell as attorney.

Postea text: 13 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Michaelmas 1452.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Newington < Surrey < England (initial) 20/06/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Ellen Eyton (f) London < England Defendant
Hugh Swynflete (m) Plaintiff
John Bentley (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Heansell (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Tanfeld (m) Attorney of defendant
Peter Parker (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Broke (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Bulsit (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Eyton (m) Carver London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 322d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Account
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: Robert Elmham states that John Petyt was bailiff for him in a shop in London from 16 September 1444 for one year, and during that time had care and administration of various woollen and linen cloth, namely 17 pieces of white woollen cloth called 'blankets', 6 pieces and 12 yards of woollen cloth called kersey, 12 pieces of cloth called 'double worsted', as well as 6 bales of hemp cord, 4 sarplars of hemp, 11 dozen rabbit skins and other merchandise in that shop worth £165, all to the trade and profit of RE. JP was to render reasonable account to RE for this period on request, but has not done so, to his damage of £100.

Pleading: JP states that he was never bailiff of RE in the form claimed by RE. Parties on country, jury here at morrow of Martinmas.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Hilary 1449.

Case notes: Another case between these on CP 40/748, rot 120d

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 16/09/1444
(due) 16/09/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Petyt (m) Mercer London < England Defendant
Robert Elmham (m) Plaintiff
William Daweson (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 328d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Lincolnshire
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Ralph Copuldyk states that on 10 May 1429 John West made bond with him in £10, but has not paid, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JW states that this bond was not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Hilary. Document in custody of Henry Fylongley. Pledges named.

Postea text: 5 posteas, various, to Easter one month 1450.

Postea text: Document delivered to John Portyngton, justice, HF quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Boston < Lincolnshire < England (initial) 10/05/1429
(due) 01/08/1429 < St Peter ad Vincula
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Common Pleas [court] Official
John Grece (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Honyburn (m) Merchant London < England Surety for defendant
John Portyngton (m) Justice Justice
John Pygot (m) Fishmonger London < England Surety for defendant
John West (m) Chapman London < England alias (lately of) Boston < Lincolnshire < England Defendant
Ralph Copuldyk (m) Merchant Plaintiff
Thomas Topcroft (m) Mercer London < England Surety for defendant
William Mayhewe (m) Fishmonger London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 329d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Damages awarded: 20s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Pykeryng states that on 25 May 1446 Thomas Horner made bond with him in £23, but has not paid, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court.

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

Pleading: [continued at Hilary 1449, rot 502] TH states that this bond was not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Easter. Bond in safe-keeping of Henry Fylongley.

Postea text: [on CP 40/752, rot 502] Parties come, TH, contrary to his earlier pleading, states that he cannot deny the action, and that the bond was made of him. Order that WP recover debt, and damages assigned at 20s. TH amerced.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/752, rot 502.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Lawrence Jewry < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 25/05/1446
(due) 09/04/1447 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Official
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Horner (m) Gentleman Warminster < Wiltshire < England Defendant
William Pykeryng (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 330d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Damages awarded: 20s
Costs: 80s
Case type: Arbitration; Bond

Pleading: Thomas Lutton states that on 30 December 1440 William Martyn made bond with him in £10, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: WM seeks to hear the bond and endorsement, and these are read. The endorsement states that the condition of the bond is such that if WM should stand in the arbitration of Edmund Wychyngham, Robert Crane and Thomas Thorndon, concerning all actions outstanding between WM and TL, and if they cannot agree by the feast of the Purification next then they should both stand in the arbitration of Roger Chamberleyn, an umpire chosen by the arbiters, before the feast of the Annunciation next following, then the bond shall be cancelled; otherwise it shall remain in force. Having heard this, WM states that he made a bond under the condition that if he should stand in arbitration before these three auditors before the Purification, and, if they cannot agree, that he stand in the judgment of the umpire before the Annunciation next, then the bond shall be cancelled. He said that he is a man of little learning, and that the bond was read in these terms, and not that the bond would be cancelled if TL stands in the arbitration of the umpire. He therefore states that this bond was not of his making. Parties on the country, jury here at octave of Hilary. Bond to remain in custody of Henry Felongley. Pledges named.

Postea text: Bond delivered to John Portyngton, JCP. HF quit,

Postea text: Bond returned to Roger Brook, attorney of TL, JP quit.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to octave of Purification 1450, nisi prius they come before John Prysot, CJCP, at St Martin le Grand on 6 February 1450. On this day, TL came, justices sent record that on that day, before Prysot and John Fililod, parties came, jury said that the bond with the endorsement was made of WM, under the condition in the endorsement, and without the condition claimed by WM. Damages assigned at 20s, costs at 40s. Order that TL recover debt, and damages of 60s, and a further 40s costs assigned by the court, to a total of £5.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 30/12/1440
(due) 01/01/1441 < Circumcision
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Edmund Wychyngham (m) Arbitrator
Henry Felongley (m) King's Clerk Common Pleas [court] Official
James Gresham (m) Gentleman Holt < Norfolk < England Surety for defendant
John Byshop (m) Gentleman Marsham < Norfolk < England Surety for defendant
John Fililod (m) Justice
John Portyngton (m) Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
John Prysot (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
Robert Crane (m) Arbitrator
Roger Brook (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Roger Chamberleyn (m) Knight Arbitrator
Thomas Lutton (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Thorndon (m) Arbitrator
Walter Raulyns (m) Gentleman Brumstead < Norfolk < England Surety for defendant
William Martyn (m) Yeoman Hevingham < Norfolk < England alias (lately of) Guist < Norfolk < England Defendant
William Seyton (m) Gentleman Norwich < Norfolk < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 333

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Detention of goods

Pleading: John Martyn states that on 10 June 1440 his father, also John Martyn, delivered to Thomas Whityngton for safe-keeping a certain sealed chest containing various documents relating to the manor of Little Farningham ('Parva Frenyngham') in Kent, to be returned to him or his heirs on request. His father then died, and the chest and documents passed to him, but TW has refused to deliver them, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: TW states that he cannot deny the action, but says that he has always been prepared to deliver the chest ever since the death of JM the father, and offers to hand it over in court. Order that JM recover the chest and charters, but TW not amerced, as he came on the first day. TW made delivery in court, and is quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Andrew Holborn < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 10/06/1440
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Martyn (m) dec. Other
John Martyn (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Whityngton (m) Gentleman London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 333d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Lincolnshire
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond; Loan

Pleading: Thomas Flete states that on 24 May 1429 John West made bond with him in 40s, payable at Martinmas next, and also on 11 September 1433 he borrowed a further £4 from him, payable on request. However he has not paid either debt, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond for 40s in court.

Pleading: JW states that, regarding the 40s bond, that bond was not of his making. Parties on the country. And regarding the £4 loan, he states that he does not owe TF this or any money as claimed. Parties on country. Jury here on morrow of the Purification. Bond in custody of Henry Felyngley.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to Easter three weeks 1449.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan Boston < Lincolnshire < England (initial) 11/09/1433
Bond Boston < Lincolnshire < England (initial) 24/05/1429
(due) 11/11/1429 < Martinmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Felyngley (m) King's Clerk Common Pleas [court] Official
John Grece (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John West (m) Chapman, Merchant, Shipman London < England alias (lately of) Boston < Lincolnshire < England alias (lately of) London < England Defendant
Thomas Flete (m) Merchant Boston < Lincolnshire < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 334d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Loan

Pleading: Richard Rysyng states that on 1 April 1445 William Milcent borrowed 66s 8d from him, payable on request, but has not re-paid this, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: WM states that he does not owe RR this or any money as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Martinmas.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Hilary 1449.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 01/04/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Rysyng (m) Southwark < Surrey < England Plaintiff
Roger Brok (m) Attorney of defendant
William Milcent (m) Husbandman Crownthorpe < Norfolk < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 337d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Loan; Sale of goods

Pleading: John Merssh states that on 15 September 1445 John Laund bought from him 40 tiles and 50 tiles called roof tiles for 22s 6d, and also borrowed from him a further 17s 6d, payable on request. However, JL has not paid either debt, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: JL states that he does not owe JM this 40s or any money as claimed. Order that he wager his law at octave of Martinmas. Pledges for law named.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Dunstan in the East < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 15/09/1445
Loan St Dunstan in the East < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 15/09/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Heth (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Laund (m) Tiler St Mary le Strand < Middlesex < England Defendant
John Merssh (m) Plaintiff
Richard Byrd (m) Surety of law (compurgator)

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 340

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Lincolnshire
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: William Goldryng states that on 5 January 1435 John West made bond with him in £6, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

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

Pleading: WG denies this, stating that at the time of the bond JW was not imprisoned, and made the bond freely and not under any duress. Enquiry by the country. Sheriff of London to have jury here on the morrow of the Purification.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to Easter three weeks 1449.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Boston < Lincolnshire < England (initial) 05/01/1435
(due) 25/12/1435 < Christmas
Imprisonment St Nicholas Cole Abbey < Queenhithe Ward < London < England (initial) 05/01/1435
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Grece (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John West (m) Merchant (lately of) Boston < Lincolnshire < England alias (lately of) London < England Defendant
William Goldryng (m) Merchant Boston < Lincolnshire < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 406d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John Payntour and John Denstones state that on 12 September 1446 John Bolthood bought from them two tuns of woad for £20, payable on request, but had not paid, to their damage of £40.

Pleading: John Bolthood, by attorney [name omitted], granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary.

Pleading: [continued at Hilary 1449, rot 310] JB, by attorney Thomas Tynt, states that he does not owe JP and JD this or any money as claimed. Order that he wager his law at quindene of Easter, pledges for law named. Attorney to have him here on that day.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/752, rot 310.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 12/09/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bolthood (m) Husbandman (lately of) Stoke by Nayland < Suffolk < England Defendant
John Bust (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Denstones (m) Merchant Plaintiff
John Fox (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Peyntour alias John Poyntour alias John Payntour (m) Merchant Plaintiff
Thomas Tynt (m) Attorney of defendant
William Dore (m) Surety of law (compurgator)

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 407d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Essex
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Abduction; Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: Richard Gobyon states that on 21 June 1448 Henry Hilton forcibly took and abducted his servant William Gale from his service at West Ham, such that he was without his service from that date until the date of his original writ, namely 10 September 1448. This was against the peace, and to his damage of £10.

Pleading: HH denies force and arms, both parties on country. Regarding the rest, HH states that RG ought not maintain his action, since after that date, namely on 20 July 1448 he found WG wandering in London without any service, and he offered him a job and took him as his apprentice, and retained him according to the customs of the city of London, and he did not abduct him from RG's service, as RG has claimed.

Pleading: RG states that HH is responsible for taking and abducting WG from his service as he claimed. Enquiry by country, jury here at octave of Hilary. Pledges named.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Easter 1449.

Case notes: For related case see rot 318.

Events
Type Place Date
Abduction West Ham < Essex < England (initial) 21/06/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Hilton (m) Courser London < England Defendant
John Yates (m) Gentleman Norwich < Norfolk < England Surety for defendant
Richard Chyrch (m) Gentleman Bungay < Norfolk < England Surety for defendant
Richard Gobyon (m) Plaintiff
Roger Ormesby (m) Gentleman Ormesby < Norfolk < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Gale (m) Servant Other
William Norwich (m) Gentleman Norwich < Norfolk < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 412d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Warwickshire
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 40m
Case type: Arbitration; Taking of goods

Pleading: William Horsley states that on 29 August 1447 James Caton forcibly took and carried off goods and chattels of his worth £20, namely four pieces of woollen cloth of musterdevillers and two pieces of green woollen cloth, against the peace and to his damage of 40m.

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

Pleading: [continued at Hilary 1449, rot 119d] JC states that the action ought not continue, as on 29 July 1448 both he and WH placed themselves in the arbitration of Richard Benton, arbiter, in the parish of All Hallows, Bread Street, London, regarding this and all other outstanding actions between them, and after hearing their testimony, he decided that the damage sustained by JC by the hands of WH far outweighed the damage sustained by WH at the hands of JC in this particular trespass, and that WH should give to JC 3s 4d in full amends and satisfaction for all these matters outstanding. WH duly paid this 3s 4d to JC.

Pleading: WH states that this plea is not sufficient in law to preclude him from his action, and seeks judgment and damages.

Pleading: Since he did make a sufficient plea to deny WH his action, and WH did not deny his plea, JC also seeks judgment and that WH be precluded from his action. Justices wish to be advised, day given at quindene of Easter.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/752, rot 119d.

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods Coventry < Warwickshire < England (initial) 29/08/1447
Arbitration All Hallows Bread Street < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 29/07/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
James Caton (m) Tailor London < England Defendant
John Abell (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Benton (m) Citizen London < England Arbitrator
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant
William Horsley (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 415

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Kent
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Clement Orme states that on 9 May 1444, in London [parish and ward omitted], Henry Same made bond with him in 100s, but has not paid, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: HS states that he ought not owe this debt, as, by order of CO, at Newport in Shropshire, he paid 33s 4d to a certain Thomas Austeyn, as specified in the endorsement to this document, which CO was bound to pay at this same feast.

Pleading: CO states that HS did not pay TA this 33s 4d on the order of CO, as specified in the endorsement, which CO was bound to pay at the Nativity of St John the Baptist 1447. Enquiry by country, jury of Newport here at quindene of Hilary.

Case notes: See also rot 415d. Marginal county heading probably an error - no other connection with Kent?

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 09/05/1444
(due) 24/06/1445 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Clement Orme (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Henry Same (m) Gentleman Newport < Shropshire < England Defendant
John Huchons (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Smert (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Austeyn (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 415d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Clement Lyffyn states that on 9 May 1444, in London [parish and ward supplied from later pleading], Henry Samon made bond with him in 100s, but has not paid, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: HS asks to hear the bond and endorsement, and these are read. Condition of the bond is such that if HS should pay to CL this 100s as follows, namely 33s 4d at the nativity of St John the Baptist 1445, and 33s 4d at each of the subsequent two feasts, then the bond shall have no effect, but if he defaults in any of these three payments, then it shall remain in force. Having heard this, HS states that, on the orders of CL, he paid these sums of 33d 4d to a certain Thomas Austeyn at each of the three feasts, at Newport in Shropshire, according to the form of the condition.

Pleading: CL states that HS did not pay TA the 33s 4d due at the Nativity of St John the Baptist 1447.

Pleading: HS states that he did pay this sum to TA, according to the terms of the condition. Parties on country, sheriff of Shropshire to have jury of Newport here at quindene of Hilary.

Pleading: [continued at Hilary 1449] Initial pleadings identical, HS states that he paid this sum to CL by the hands of TA at the feasts specified. CL, not acknowledging anything said by HS, states that HS did not pay the 33s 4d due at the Nativity of St John the Baptist 1445. Enquiry by country, sheriff of Shropshire to have jury of Newport here at quindene of Easter.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/752, rot 120.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Michael Cornhill < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 09/05/1444
(due) 24/06/1445 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Clement Lyffyn (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Henry Samon (m) Gentleman Newport < Shropshire < England Defendant
John Salter (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Huchons (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Austeyn (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 419

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Writ type: Fraud
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John Byker states that on 4 March 1445 he agreed to buy a butt of Rumney wine from John Stele, but JS, knowing that the wine was bad, guaranteed to him that the wine was good, and sold it to him fraudulently for 100s, to his damage of £20.

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

Postea text: 4 further licences to imparl to octave of Hilary 1450.

Case notes: For a related case see rot 419d.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods Newcastle upon Tyne < Northumberland < England (initial) 04/03/1415
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Byker (m) Plaintiff
John Stele (m) Vintner London < England Defendant
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of defendant
William Crakanthorp (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 419d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Writ type: Debt (other); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Real action / rents / damage to real estate; Sale of goods

Pleading: John Byker states that on 5 March 1445 he demised at farm to John Stele a solar ('solarium') in Newcastle upon Tyne, to hold by the week as long as he pleased, at a rent of 6d per week. JS occupied the property for 140 weeks, for which he owed 5m 10s, but he has not paid this. Also, on the same day, JS bought from him 24 salt fish and two casks of herrings for a further 10s, the remainder of the said 6m (sic), payable on request, but JS has not paid this debt either, to his total damage of £20.

Pleading: JS states that, regarding the 5m 10s for the rent of the solar, JB did not demise this to him in the form claimed. Parties on the country, jury here at octave of Hilary. And regarding the other 10s, he states that he does not owe this or any money to JB as claimed. Order that he wager his law at the same term, pledges named. Attorney to have JS here on that day.

Postea text: 4 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Hilary 1450.

Case notes: For a related case see rot 419.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods Newcastle upon Tyne < Northumberland < England (initial) 05/03/1445
Rental Agreement Newcastle upon Tyne < Northumberland < England (initial) 05/03/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Ivo More (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Byker (m) Plaintiff
John Stele (m) Vintner London < England Defendant
Richard Hunt (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of defendant
William Crakanthorp (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 433

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Loan; Reckoning of account

Pleading: Thomas Pitelesden states that on 19 April 1442 John Sevenok, former prior of Holy Trinity, Aldgate, London, predecessor of Thomas Pomeray, the defendant, borrowed £20 from him, payable on request, and also on 12 July 1442 he borrowed a further £10 13s 4d, and on 4 August 1443 he borrowed a further 66s 8d, and on 10 September 1442 he borrowed a further £10 16s 11d, to a total of £44 16s 11d, all to the use and profit of the house, for use in buying provisions, payment of debts, and other necessities of the house. Then, on 10 April 1443, by a certain schedule which Pitelesden shows in court, Pitelesden and the former prior accounted for all these sums delivered to the prior's servant, John Rous, and the prior recognised that he was indebted to Pitelesden in this sum of £44 15s 11d (sic), and obliged himself and his successors in this debt. The former prior then left and the present prior was elected, but neither the present or the previous prior have paid this debt, to his damage of £40.

Pleading: Thomas Pomeray, present prior of Holy Trinity, Aldgate, granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary, with assent of Pitelesden.

Postea text: 14 further licences to imparl, to octave of Trinity 1452.

Case notes: Plea is for payment of £44 15s 11d, although the calculation of the debt is given as £44 16d 11d. Another case appears later for same amount - see CP 40/804, rot 338 - but while the overall debt is identical, the individual loans are not, and the location of the events is different.

Events
Type Place Date
Recognizance St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 10/04/1443
Loan St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 04/08/1442
Loan St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 10/09/1442
Loan St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 12/07/1443
Loan St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 19/04/1443
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Rous (m) Other
John Sevenok (m) Prior Holy Trinity Priory, Aldgate [court] London < England Other
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Pitelesden (m) Gentleman Tenterden < Kent < England Plaintiff
Thomas Pomeray (m) Prior Holy Trinity Priory, Aldgate [priory] London < England Defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 438

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Damages claimed: £1000
Case type: Breach of Statute; Maintenance; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: William Pecche, citing the terms of the statute against the maintenance of suits, states that at Stepney on 10 May 1448 William Wolf, together with William Average and Thomas Amys, illegally maintained and sustained the part of Henry Parker in an assize of novel disseisin being taken at Hadleigh before Henry Bourghcher, William Yelverton, Peter Ardern, Robert Corbet, Thomas Breux, Thomas Heigham and William Jenney, justices of assize, between WP, plaintiff, and Henry Parker, defendant, concerning tenements in Hintlesham, Hadleigh, Raydon, Chattisham, Washbrook and Aldham. This was in contempt of the king, against the form of the statute and to his damage of £1000.

Pleading: WW granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary, with assent of WP.

Pleading: [Followed by further mesne process against William Average and Thomas Amys, who did not come. Not found, sheriff to make exigend until they are outlawed, and have them here at quindene of Trinity 1449. Sheriff sends that they were summoned to the Middlesex court on Ascension 1448, and at four further days, and therefore they are outlawed. On 18 November 1457 Amys came into court and was committed to the Fleet. Amys presented letters patent of the king, dated 18 November 1457, granting him a pardon of this outlawry, WP warned to be here at quindene of Hilary next. Pledges named for Amys].

Postea text: 9 further licences to imparl, to octave of Hilary 1451.

Case notes: See also CP 40/755, rot 406d, for another case involving Wolf.

Events
Type Place Date
Breach of Statute
Maintenance
Stepney < Middlesex < England (initial) 10/05/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Gregory Langham (m) Gentleman London < England Surety other
Henry Bourghcher (m) Knight Justice
Henry Parker (m) Other
Peter Ardern (m) Justice
Robert Amys (m) Yeoman Hintlesham < Suffolk < England Surety other
Robert Buxton (m) Gentleman London < England Surety other
Robert Corbet (m) Knight Justice
Thomas Amys (m) Husbandman Hintlesham < Suffolk < England Accessory
Thomas Breux (m) Justice
Thomas Heigham (m) Justice
Thomas Hever (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Average (m) Parson Nacton < Suffolk < England Accessory
William Douton (m) Gentleman Hadleigh < Suffolk < England Surety other
William Jenney (m) Justice
William Levgrene (m) Attorney of defendant
William Pecche (m) Esquire Plaintiff
William Wolf (m) Knight (lately of) London < England Defendant
William Yelverton (m) Justice

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 439

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Essex
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Housebreaking; Real action / rents / damage to real estate; Taking of goods

Pleading: Simon Brigeman of London, shearman, amerced for many defaults. John Nicolson states that on 26 September 1448 he took certain animals of Simon Brigeman, namely one cow and two heifers and impounded them according to the law and customs of England, in lieu of 4s 8d owed to him by SB for the rent on a certain close called 'Tentourcroft' containing 5 acres of land, which SB held of him by right of his chantry at an annual rent of 4s 8d, which services his predecessor Thomas Munmouth had been seised by the hands of Thomas Clerk, then tenant, and which were outstanding for the previous year, since the death of TM. However, on 30 September 1448 SB, together with John Thommes, forcibly broke into this enclosure and took the animals, against the peace and to his damage of £10.

Pleading: SB of London, fuller, comes and states that he is the same man as the SB of London, shearman, contained in JN's writ. He seeks judgment on the writ, as on the day of the writ he was employed as a fuller and not as a shearman.

Pleading: JN states that on the day of his original writ, namely 1 October 1448, SB was employed as both a fuller and a shearman.

Pleading: SB states that on that day he was employed solely as a fuller and not as a shearman. Parties on country, sheriff of London to have jury here at octave of Hilary.

Case notes: roll contains other non-London cases involving Nicolson.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Harlow < Essex < England (initial) 30/09/1448
Arrest
Breach of Tenure
Harlow < Essex < England (initial) 26/09/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Nicolson (m) Chaplain Harlow < Essex < England Plaintiff
John Thommes (m) Yeoman Little Parndon < Essex < England Accessory
Richard Chaterley (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Simon Brigeman (m) Fuller, Shearman London < England Defendant
Thomas Clerk (m) Other
Thomas Munmouth (m) dec. Chaplain Harlow < Essex < England Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 464

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond; Detention of goods

Pleading: John Judde and John Stoughton state that on 9 April 1446 Robert, Lord Poynings, now deceased, made two bonds with them, each in £4 13s 4d. However, RP did not pay these sums during his lifetime, and nor has the defendant William Broune, or Thomas Byg, appointed together as administrators of the goods and chattels formerly of RP by John, Archbishop of Canterbury, the ordinary, to their damage of £20. They show the bonds in court.

Pleading: WB states that on the day of the original writ he had made full administration of all the goods formerly of RP, and had none in his hands except three chests, three 'avaria' (birdcages?) covered with silk canvas, a pair of tripods, a feather bed, six latten candlesticks, a cupboard, six silver spoons, one hood of otter fur, a quilt covered with red silk, three cushions, seven brass plates, six brass jars, ten iron rings for cooking pots called cauldrons, two lead stills ('stillatoria'), three pieces of old lead, a pair of andirons, one pair of iron 'presepium' (?), four pieces of lead and three dining tables called 'tabuldormondes', all worth £9.

Pleading: JJ and JS seek that they be granted £9 of this debt, by virtue of the goods still in the hands of the administrators, which WB acknowledges. Order that the plaintiffs recover these £9 of goods from WB and TB. Regarding the remaining 6s 8d, the plaintiffs state that on the day of their original writ, namely 6 September 1448, WB still had various goods and chattels of RB still in his hands, beyond the ones named above, by which he could have paid this debt, in St Magnus parish, London. Enquiry by the country, jury here at quindene of Hilary.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 09/04/1446
(due) 01/11/1446 < All Saints
Bond St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 09/04/1446
(due) 24/06/1446 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Judde (m) Plaintiff
John Stafford (m) Archbishop Canterbury [archdiocese] Official
John Stoughton (m) Gentleman Plaintiff
Robert Poynings alias Robert Ponynges (m) dec. Baron, Knight Poynings [barony] Testator
Thomas Byg (m) Yeoman (lately of) Crawley < Sussex < England Administrator
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Broune (m) Yeoman (lately of) Crawley < Sussex < England Administrator, Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 466

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Redford states that on 4 May 1447 Richard Walfray made bond with him at [omitted] in £20, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: RW granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary. Pledges named.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl to quindene of Easter 1449.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond England (initial) 04/05/1447
(due) 28/05/1447 < Pentecost
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Walfray (m) Clerk London < England Surety for defendant
John Ferrers (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Rothewell (m) Brewer London < England Surety for defendant
John Walfray (m) Carpenter London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Walfray (m) Citizen Carpenter London < England Defendant
Simon Walfra (m) Husbandman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Redford (m) Rusper < Sussex < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 470d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Real action / rents / damage to real estate; Sale of goods

Pleading: William Russell states that on 24 October 1443 he demised to William Plomer a certain house, to hold for one year, at an annual rent of 20s. WP held this property for this period, for which he owes this 20s. Also, on the same day, WP bought from him 2 bales of woad for 25s, payable on request. However, WP has not paid either sum, to his damage of £40.

Pleading: WP granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary. Pledges named.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl to Easter three weeks 1449.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Michael Cornhill < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 24/10/1443
Rental Agreement St Michael Cornhill < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 24/10/1443
(due) 24/10/1444
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Dore (m) Clerk Westminster < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
John Hillyng (m) Gentleman Tendring < Essex < England Surety for defendant
John Wryght (m) Gentleman Colchester < Essex < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Tynte (m) Gentleman Colchester < Essex < England Surety for defendant
William Plomer (m) Plumber Colchester < Essex < England Defendant
William Russell (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 502

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Damages awarded: 20s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Chestre states that on 26 November 1441 Thomas Reynold made bond with him in £11 11s 8d, due on 'Carniprivium' Sunday, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: TR granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary, with assent of WC.

Postea text: WC came, TR did not come, in default. WC to recover debt, and damages set at 20s. TR amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Edmund the King and Martyr < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 26/11/1441
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Robert Therlkeld (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Reynold (m) Citizen Vintner London < England Defendant
William Chestre (m) Citizen Baker London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 502

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Essex
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: Robert Dameon states that on 15 March 1447 he delivered to Henry Stampe at Easthorpe two documents for safe-keeping, the first of which recorded that RD was bound to a certain Henry Dameon in £20, and the other that HD was bound to RD in the same £20. These were to be returned to RD on request, but HS has not done so, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: HS, showing the documents in court to be delivered as the court orders, states that the documents were delivered to him jointly by both RD and HD under certain conditions, to be returned to one or both of them under those conditions. However, he is unaware whether these conditions have been fulfilled on the part of HD, and asks that he be forewarned. Order that the sheriff warn him to be here at octave of Hilary, to show any reason why the documents should not be delivered to RD.

Postea text: 4 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of the Purification 1450

Postea text: Parties came, HD did not come, sheriff returned that he warned him to be here on this day by William Hend, John Saunton, John Skylfull and Roger Fell. Order that RD recover the documents. HS not amerced, as came on first day.

Postea text: Documents delivered to Richard Skylfull, attorney of RD, HS quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping Easthorpe < Essex < England (initial) 15/03/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Dameon (m) Yeoman Marks Tey < Essex < England Other
Henry Stampe (m) Gentleman Layer Breton < Essex < England Defendant
John Saunton (m) Official
John Skylfull (m) Official
Richard Skylfull (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Dameon (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Roger Fell (m) Official
William Hend (m) Official

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 524d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Agnes, former wife and executor of William Alyeff, and Thomas Couper, her co-executor, state that on 8 April 1432 Robert Bonde made bond with WA in £21, payable on the eve of St Bartholomew next. However, he has not paid WA or his executors, to their damage of £10. They show the bond in court, and the testamentary letters of WA, by which they have executry and administration.

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

Pleading: The executors deny this, stating that at the time of the bond RB was not imprisoned, and made the bond freely and not under any duress. Enquiry by the country. Sheriff of Cambridgeshire to have jury of Royston here at the octave of Hilary.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Bothaw < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 08/04/1432
(due) 23/08/1432
Imprisonment Royston < Cambridgeshire < England (initial) 08/04/1432
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Agnes Alyff alias Agnes Alyeff (f) London < England Executor, Plaintiff
John Esyngwold (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Bonde (m) Citizen Mercer (lately of) London < England Defendant
Thomas Couper (m) Citizen Draper London < England Executor, Plaintiff
William Alyff alias William Alyeff (m) dec. Citizen Draper London < England Testator

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 524d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Taking of goods

Pleading: John Peke states that on 10 May 1448 Robert Palmer forcibly took and carried off a certain horse belonging to JP worth 40s in the city of London [parish and ward omitted], and also took other goods and chattels worth another 40s, namely a saddle, bridle and saddle cloth, against the peace and to his damage of 100s.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods London < England (initial) 10/05/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Peke (m) Plaintiff
Robert Palmer (m) Fuller London < England Defendant
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 541d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond; Real action / rents / damage to real estate; Trespass (chattels)

Pleading: John Rokley and William Torkesey state that on 20 February 1443 Richard Lovelas made bond with them in £50, but has not paid, to their damage of £40. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: RL granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary, with assent of plaintiffs.

Pleading: [Hilary 1449, rot 305; initial pleading re-enrolled] 2 further licences to imparl, to octave of Trinity 1449.

Pleading: [continued at Trinity 1449, rot 303] RL states that he ought not owe this debt, as by a certain indenture made between him and the plaintiffs, of which he presents in court the part sealed by the plaintiffs, dated 20 February 1443, RL sold to JR and WT rights to all the wood and underwood growing on his land called the 'Russhet behynde the Water' and in the adjacent wood called the 'Hengyng wode behynde Russhet and Claperhille', and also in two crofts next to 'Claperhill', and hedgerow in those crofts in the parish of Kingsdown in Kent, as well as all the wood of RL in the place called 'Shawe' in Maplescombe, next to the property of William Guatte in Maplescombe, excepting and reserving to RL 500 trees for building materials called 'rafterware' at 'Russhewode' and 100 trees in 'Shawe', having, holding, occupying, cutting and carrying away this timber at the seasonable times of year, with free entry and exit to those places from the king's highways from the feast of Carniprivium next for 5 years. He was also to provide wood for 5000 'talwodes' and 4500 faggots, and also to demise to the plaintiffs a house for a stable next to the pound there sufficient for 10 horses, and a place to store necessities, and hay and oats for the horses, and a building for their carts throughout this term. For this, the plaintiffs were to pay him £30, payable in three instalments, as is contained in the triple indenture made between them. Under the agreement, RL was bound to the plaintiffs in £50, on the conditions given in the indenture, that if he abided by the terms of this lease, then the bond shall be cancelled. He states that the bond presented here in court and the obligations of this agreement are one and the same, and that he was always prepared to allow the plaintiffs possession of the wood as specified in the agreement, and to deliver the wood for the 5000 'talwodes' and 4500 faggots, and he also demised the property to them as required, according to the form of the agreement.

Pleading: JR and WT, not acknowledging that RL was always prepared to deliver them the wood aforesaid for the 'talwodes' and faggots, state that they ought not be removed from their action, as they, together with John Eyre, Reginald Strethay and Robert Bocher, their servants, on 10 November 1447, came to the wood growing on the land at 'Russhet', sold to them by the indenture, in order to cut it down, and that RL came and took their servants away, so that they could not cut down the wood, and threatened them so that they left the wood, and they did not dare cut down any more trees for the duration of the lease.

Pleading: RL states that it was contained in the agreement that the plaintiffs may cut down all wood except the 50 trees reserved to RL in 'Russhet', and that on the aforesaid 10 November, when he was supposed to have prevented the tree-felling, he was walking in the woods and found that the greater part of the of the 'rafterware' trees had been knocked over, and so he came to the plaintiffs and their servants, as they were felling trees in the wood, and reminded them that they should allow 50 trees to stand for this rafterware, according to the terms of the agreement, lest they cut down any more of them. He did not arrest the servants or threaten them, as claimed by the plaintiffs.

Pleading: The plaintiffs repeat that RL did arrest their servants so that they could not cut down the trees. Parties on country, sheriff to have jury here at quindene of St John the Baptist.

Postea text: [on CP 40/754, rot 303] Process continued, jury in respite to Easter three weeks 1450. On that day, parties came, RL appealed the jury, saying that it had been arrayed by John Alfay, former under-sheriff of Stephen Slegge, former sheriff of Kent, at the nomination of the plaintiffs and to their favour. This was true, and the jury were dismissed. Sheriff to have new jury here at quindene of Trinity.

Postea text: 8 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Trinity 1452.

Case notes: Re-entered on CP 40/752, rot 305, with further posteas. Continued on CP 40/754, rot 303. Related case on CP 40/752, rot 104, continued on CP 40/756, rot 390.

Events
Type Place Date
Arrest
Breach of Tenure
Kingsdown < Kent < England (initial) 10/11/1447
Bond St Botolph without Bishopsgate < Bishopsgate Ward < London < England (initial) 20/02/1443
(due) 29/09/1443 < Michaelmas
Rental Agreement Kingsdown < Kent < England (initial) 20/02/1443
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Alfay (m) Under-sheriff Official
John Eyre (m) Servant Other
John Rokley (m) Citizen Brewer London < England Plaintiff
Reginald Strethay (m) Servant Other
Richard Lovelas (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Defendant
Robert Bocher (m) Servant Other
Stephen Slegge (m) Sheriff Kent [county] Official
Thomas Heth (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Guatte (m) Maplescombe < Kent < England Other
William Torkesey (m) Citizen Brewer London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 542d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Hertfordshire
Writ type: Disseisin
Damages claimed: -
Case type: Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: John Penne seeks against John Stourton, William Caraunt, Thomas Wake, Thomas Everyngham, Gilbert Kever and John Bayons a messuage, 150 acres of land, 8 acres of meadow and 2 acres of wood in Elstree and Aldenham, which John Penne, grandfather of the plaintiff died seised in his demesne as of fee. JP the plaintiff states that JP his grandfather, was seised in the time of Edward III, and it then descended to [omitted], his son, and then to the plaintiff.

Pleading: JS, WC, TW, TE, GK and JB granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary.

Postea text: 5 further licences to imparl, to morrow of All Souls 1450.

Events
Type Place Date
Location of Property Elstree, Aldenham < Hertfordshire < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Gilbert Kever (m) Clerk Defendant
John Bayous (m) Defendant
John Penne (m) dec. Other
John Penne (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
John Stourton (m) Knight Defendant
Thomas Everyngham (m) Esquire Defendant
Thomas Hever (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Wake (m) Esquire Defendant
William Brayne (m) Attorney of defendant
William Caraunt (m) Esquire Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 546d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Blanche states that on 6 March 1434, in London [parish and ward omitted], William Fox made bond with him and a certain Thomas Russell, now deceased, in £30, payable on the eve of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He acknowledges satisfaction of £10 of this, but WF has not paid the remaining £20, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court.

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

Postea text: JB came, regarding how WF was in the service of the king in the company of Henry Percy, Lord Poynings, captain of the castle and town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, and ahs letters of protection from 23 January 1449 for one year, which were to be invalid after WF returned to England from this service. Sine die.

Case notes: CPR 1446-52, p.97 - pardon to William Fox, parson of Holme, for not appearing before John Cottesmore et al to answer John Blanche on plea of debt of £20, 12 February 1448.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 06/03/1434
(due) 07/09/1434
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Percy (m) Baron Poynings Other
John Blanche (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
John Godynge (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
John Wellys (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Wynchecombe (m) Dyer London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Jaynour (m) Shoemaker London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Laysant (m) Yeoman Bradford on Avon < Wiltshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Russell (m) dec. Clerk Creditor
William Fox (m) Parson Holme Pierrepont [church] Holme Pierrepont < Nottinghamshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 547

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Lawrence Pelle states that on 20 September 1443 Thomas Alkyn made bond with him in 40s, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: TA states that he should not be bound to this debt, as at the time of this bond he was imprisoned by LP and his associates at Bedford, and detained there until he made this bond under duress.

Pleading: LP denies this, stating that at the time of the bond TA was not imprisoned, and made the bond freely and not under any duress. Enquiry by the country. Sheriff of Bedfordshire to have jury of Bedford here at the octave of Hilary.

Events
Type Place Date
Imprisonment Bedford < Bedfordshire < England (initial) 20/09/1443
Bond St Mary Magdalen, Old Fish Street < Castle Baynard Ward < London < England (initial) 20/09/1443
(due) 29/09/1443 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Lawrence Pelle (m) Ampthill < Bedfordshire < England Plaintiff
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Alkyn (m) Keysoe < Bedfordshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 553

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: The abbot of Swineshead amerced for many defaults. William Badyngton of Boston and John Hamond, former servant of Joan, formerly the wife of Richard Hille, state that John Algarkyrk, former abbot of Swineshead, predecessor of the present abbot, and the convent of that house, by a document dated in the chapter house at Swineshead on 10 January 1441, and later acknowledged on 20 January 1441 in London, was bound to WB and JH, together with Joan Hille, in £14 10s, payable at All Saints 1442. However, the former abbot did not pay this sum during his lifetime, and nor has the present abbot, his successor, to their damage of £20. They show the bond dated 10 January 1441 in court.

Pleading: The abbot of Swineshead granted licence to imparl to quindene of Hilary, with assent of plaintiffs.

Pleading: [continued at Easter 1451, rot 338d] The Abbot states that he ought not be bound to this debt, as the former abbot and convent made a bond in this sum to WB, John Hamond and Joan Hille, sealed it and delivered it with a schedule to John Scryvener at Swineshead, under the condition that WB, JH and JH undertake to bring two new and good-sounding bells and another two bells to the monastery at Swineshead and hang them in the bell tower there within one year of the bond, at their own expense. However, JS delivered the bond without this condition being endorsed, and therefore this bond was not made of the former abbot and convent. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Trinity.

Postea text: 5 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Easter 1450.

Postea text: [on CP 40/757, rot 338d] 16 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of St John the Baptist 1454.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/757, rot 338d

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Botolph without Aldgate < Portsoken Ward < London < England (initial) 20/01/1441
(due) 01/11/1442 < All Saints
Bond Swineshead < Lincolnshire < England (initial) 20/01/1441
(due) 01/11/1442 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
[un-named] [un-named] (m) Abbot Swineshead [abbey] Swineshead < Lincolnshire < England Defendant
Joan Hille (f) Other
John Algarkyrk (m) Abbot Swineshead [abbey] Swineshead < Lincolnshire < England Other
John Hamond (m) Servant Plaintiff
John Herdben alias John Hardbene (m) Attorney of defendant
John Scryvener (m) Other
Richard Hille (m) dec. Citizen Founder London < England Other
Richard Jay (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Badyngton (m) Brazier Boston < Lincolnshire < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 559

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Agnes, former wife and executor of William Alyeff, and Thomas Couper, her co-executor, state that on 6 June 1432 Robert Bonde made bond with WA in £35, but has not paid either WA or his executors, to their damage of £20. they show the bond in court, and the testamentary letters of WA, by which they have executry and administration.

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

Pleading: The executors deny this, stating that at the time of the bond RB was not imprisoned, and made the bond freely and not under any duress. Enquiry by the country. Sheriff of Cambridgeshire to have jury of Royston here at the octave of Hilary.

Postea text: 2 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Trinity 1449.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Bothaw < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 06/06/1432
(due) 01/11/1432 < All Saints
Imprisonment Royston < Cambridgeshire < England (initial) 06/06/1432
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Agnes Alyeff (f) London < England Executor, Plaintiff
John Esyngwold (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Bonde (m) Citizen Mercer (lately of) London < England Defendant
Thomas Couper (m) Citizen Draper London < England Executor, Plaintiff
William Alyff alias William Alyeff (m) dec. Citizen Draper London < England Testator

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 559d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Agnes, former wife and executor of William Alyeff, and Thomas Couper, her co-executor, state that on 8 April 1432 Robert Bonde made bond with WA in £21, payable on the eve of Michaelmas next. However, he has not paid WA or his executors, to their damage of £10. They show the bond in court, and the testamentary letters of WA, by which they have executry and administration.

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

Pleading: The executors deny this, stating that at the time of the bond RB was not imprisoned, and made the bond freely and not under any duress. Enquiry by the country. Sheriff of Cambridgeshire to have jury of Royston here at the octave of Hilary.

Postea text: 2 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Trinity 1449.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Bothaw < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 08/04/1432
(due) 28/09/1432
Imprisonment Royston < Cambridgeshire < England (initial) 08/04/1432
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Agnes Alyeff (f) London < England Executor, Plaintiff
John Esyngwold (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Bonde (m) Citizen Mercer (lately of) London < England Defendant
Thomas Couper (m) Citizen Draper London < England Executor, Plaintiff
William Alyff alias William Alyeff (m) dec. Citizen Draper London < England Testator

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 566d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Bond; Loan

Pleading: Robert Hooper states that on 24 January 1448 Lionel Castelyon made bond with him in 23s 4d, payable at Easter next, and also borrowed a further 16s 8d, payable on request, but has not paid either debt, to his damage of 40s.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Margaret Moses < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 24/01/1448
Bond St Margaret Moses < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 24/01/1448
(due) 24/03/1448 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Lionel Castelyon (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Defendant
Robert Hooper (m) Clerk Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant
William Martyn (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 602

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Hampshire
Writ type: Account
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: Leo Wellys and his wife Margaret, duchess of Somerset, state that William Anderby served as receiver of money for Margaret, when she was a single woman, from Michaelmas 1445 for two years, and during that time received, at Alton in Hampshire, £38 6s 8d from the hands of William Tortyngton, to the trade and profit of the duchess. For this he was to render reasonable account, but he has not done so, and refuses, to their damage of £40.

Pleading: WA granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary, with assent of plaintiffs.

Pleading: [continued at Hilary 1449, rot 429] WA states that the plaintiffs ought not maintain their action, as before 13 April 1447 he received this £38 6s 8d from the hands of William Tortyngton, but that afterwards, on 13 April 1447, he placed this money in a bag and came to the parish of St Botolph without Bishopsgate, London, and offered it to the duchess. She then, before the date of the original writ and while still a single woman, gave this same sum back to WA, in satisfaction of 57m 6s 8d of a debt of 100m which she owed to WA, and he retained the bag and money, for which he should not render account.

Pleading: LW and the duchess, not acknowledging anything said by WA, state that this plea is not sufficient in law to preclude them from their action, and they do not need to respond. They seek judgment, and that WA account for this sum.

Pleading: WA states that his plea is sufficient, and since the plaintiffs have not made a plea and have not denied it, he seeks judgment and that they be precluded from their action. Justices wish to be advised, day given at quindene of Easter.

Postea text: Justices, having been advised, state that WA's plea is not sufficient, and they order that WA account for this time and money. WA amerced.

Postea text: Record and process in this case summoned before the king, by writ of error dated 5 May 1449, directed to John Prysot.

Case notes: Continued from CP 40/750, rot 430d. Continued on CP 40/752, rot 429.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract Alton < Hampshire < England (initial) 29/09/1445
(due) 29/09/1447 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Bust (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Prysot (m) Chief Justice Justice
Leo Wellys (m) Knight Plaintiff
Margaret Wellys (f) Duchess Somerset [dukedom] Plaintiff
William Anderby (m) Gentleman London < England Defendant
William Tortyngton (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 615

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Hertfordshire
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Detention of goods; Usurpation / abuse of rights

Pleading: John Fauconer states that on 12 May 1448 Thomas Martyn forcibly arrested a certain horse of his in St Albans without any reasonable cause, and kept it under arrest, against the law and customs of England, for three days, against the peace and to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: TM granted licence to imparl to quindene of Hilary, with assent of plaintiff.

Events
Type Place Date
Arrest St Albans < Hertfordshire < England (initial) 12/05/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Fauconer (m) Plaintiff
John Vessy (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Martyn (m) Vintner London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 617

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Damages claimed: £200
Case type: Breach of Statute; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Memorandum that on 9 November this term, John and Agnes Tewkesbury, by their attorney, showed the justices a certain bill against John Ingowe, one of the attorneys of the bench, as follows. JT and AT, citing the terms of the statute of 1 Henry V against those using false deeds and documents to contest right to property, state that on 20 December 1443, in the parish of St Matthew Friday Street in London, JI forged certain deeds by which their possession of a messuage and 30 acres of land in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex has been troubled and disturbed. The first deed claimed that a certain John Cappe granted this property to Giles, parson of Leigh, and William Dyket, while another stated that Giles and WD then granted this property to a certain John Cappe and his wife Joan. This was all in contempt of the king, against the form of the statute, and to their damage of £200.

Pleading: JI, protesting that he is not responsible for this trespass, and that that the deeds were good and made legally, states that on the day when he was supposed to have made these false deeds JT and AT had nothing in this property or in any parcel of it.

Pleading: JT and AT state that on that day they were seised in this property in their demesne as of fee, by the right of AT. Enquiry by country, sheriff of Essex to have jury of Leigh-on-Sea here at the Friday after the octave of Hilary

Postea text: 2 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to Monday after the quindene of Easter 1449.

Case notes: Related case on CP 40/752, rot 108.

Events
Type Place Date
Breach of Statute
Charter
St Matthew Friday Street < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 20/12/1443
Location of Property Leigh-on-Sea < Essex < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Agnes Tewkesbury (f) London < England Plaintiff
Giles [un-named] (m) Parson Leigh-on-sea [church] Leigh-on-Sea < Essex < England Other
Joan Cappe (f) Leigh-on-Sea < Essex < England Other
John Cappe (m) Leigh-on-Sea < Essex < England Other
John Huntyngdon (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Ingowe (m) Attorney Common Pleas [court] Defendant
John Tewkesbury (m) Goldsmith London < England Plaintiff
William Dyket (m) Leigh-on-Sea < Essex < England Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 617d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Elizabeth Mollesley states that on 15 March 1445 John Machon made bond with her in £16, but has not paid, to her damage of £20. She shows the bond in court.

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

Pleading: [continued at Hilary 1449, rot 115] JM states that this bond was not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Easter. Bond to remain in safe-keeping of Henry Fylongley.

Case notes: continued on CP 40/752, rot 115.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 15/03/1445
(due) 04/04/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Elizabeth Mollesley (f) Plaintiff
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Other
John Machon (m) Citizen Butcher London < England Defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant
William Thwaytes (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 619d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Rogger states that on 30 October 1445 Stephen Cristemasse made bond with him in £10, but has not paid, to his damage of 10m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: SC granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary. Pledges named.

Pleading: [continued at Hilary 1449, rot 316d] SC states that he ought not owe this debt, as by a document which he shows in court, dated at Rochester on 6 January 1446, JR released to SC all personal actions outstanding between them.

Pleading: JR states that this release was not of his making. Inquiry by country, sheriff of Kent to have jury of Rochester here at octave of the Purification. Document in safe-keeping of Henry Fylongley. Same pledges named.

Postea text: [on CP 40/752, rot 316] Process continued, jury in respite to [omitted] 27 Henry VI. JR came, SC did not come, but Roger Brent appeared for him and presented in court letters patent of the king [recited in full], dated 7 February 1449, granting SC protection for one year as he was serving in Ireland under Richard, Duke of York, Lieutenant of Ireland (see CPR 1446-52, p.264). Judges wish to be advised, day given at octave of Michaelmas.

Postea text: Further days given, to quindene of Easter (1450?).

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/752, rot 316d. Damages claimed given as 'dem' marks (?) on CP 40/751, and as £20 on CP 40/752, rot 316d.

Events
Type Place Date
Release (from Debt/obligation) Rochester < Kent < England (initial) 06/01/1446
Bond St Peter Cornhill < Cornhill Ward < London < England (initial) 30/10/1445
(due) 25/12/1445 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Giles Lexham (m) Esquire Ufford < Norfolk < England Surety for defendant
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Official
John Hygham (m) Esquire 'Sutton' < Kent < England Surety for defendant
John Mulso (m) Esquire Fotheringhay < Northamptonshire < England Surety for defendant
John Roger alias John Rogger (m) Yeoman Kent < England Plaintiff
Richard Plantagenet (m) Duke Lieutenant of Ireland York [dukedom] Other
Robert Clay (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Roger Brent (m) Other
Stephen Cristemasse (m) Gentleman (lately of) Staplehurst < Kent < England Defendant
William Wrothe jnr (m) Gentleman Enfield < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 621

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Arbitration; Bond

Pleading: William Beauchamp states that on 16 January 1439 John Blundell made bond with him in £40, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JB, by attorney, granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary.

Pleading: [continued at Hilary 1449, rot 486] JB states that he ought not owe this debt by virtue of this bond, as at the time of the bond he was a lay man and of little learning, and made the bond under the agreement that if he stood in the arbitration of Beauchamp regarding all actions outstanding between JB and a certain William Blundell, then the bond shall have no effect. The bond was read to him as containing this condition, and since this bond does not contain that condition, he states that it was not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at Easter one month.

Postea text: [on CP 40/752, rot 486] 2 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to Michaelmas one month 1449.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/752, rot 486.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 16/01/1439
(due) 05/04/1439 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
[omitted] Grene (m) Attorney of defendant
John Blundell (m) Husbandman Harlington < Bedfordshire < England Defendant
Thomas Peoke (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Beauchamp (m) Knight Plaintiff
William Blundell (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 621

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Robert Blome states that on 1 April 1444 Henry Heyward made bond with him and a certain Robert Buntyng, now deceased, in £8 6s 4d, but has not paid, to his damage of 40s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: HH states that he should not be bound to this debt, as at the time of this bond he was imprisoned by Blome and Buntyng and their associates in Bermondsey, and detained there until he made this bond under duress.

Pleading: Blome denies this, stating that at the time of the bond HH was not imprisoned, and made the bond freely and not under any duress. Enquiry by the country. Sheriff of Surrey to have jury here at the octave of Hilary.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to Easter three weeks 1449.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 01/04/1444
(due) 24/06/1446 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Imprisonment Bermondsey < Surrey < England (initial) 01/04/1444
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Heyward (m) Weaver Bermondsey Street < Surrey < England Defendant
Robert Blome (m) Plaintiff
Robert Buntyng (m) dec. Creditor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 625

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40s
Damages awarded: 6s 8d
Costs: 46s 8d
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Rason, by attorney [name omitted; in person in later pleading], states that on 6 July 1448, in London [parish and ward added from later pleading], John Wattes made bond with him in 51s 8d, but has not paid, to his damage of 40s. He shows the bond in court.

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

Pleading: [continued at Hilary 1449, rot 164d] JW states that he ought not be bound to this debt, as now, and at the time of the making of the bond, he is a lay man of little learning, and the bond was made under the following arrangement, that if a certain John Dawebeth should pay to JR 51s 8d on 21 August 1448, then the bond shall be cancelled, otherwise it should remain in force, and the bond was read to him as containing this condition. Since this bond does not contain this condition, it was not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at octave of the Purification. Bond in safe-keeping of Henry Fylongley.

Postea text: [on CP 40/752, rot 164d] 3 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Michaelmas 1449.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to quindene of Easter 1450, nisi prius they come before John Prysot, CJCP, at St Martin le Grand on 14 February 1450. On this day, JR came, JP sent record that on that day, before JP and John Felylode, justices, JR came, JW did not come, in default. Jury said that the bond was made of JW. Damages assigned at 6s 8d, costs at 26s 8d. Order that JR recover debt and damages at 26s 8d (sic), plus a further 20s costs assigned by the justices, to a total of 46s 8d.

Postea text: JR appoints John Goldwell in his place against JW.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/752, rot 164d

Events
Type Place Date
Bond London < England (initial) 06/07/1448
(due) 15/08/1448 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Assumption of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Common Pleas [court] Official
John Dawebeth (m) Other
John Fylylode (m) Justice
John Goldwell (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Prysot (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Juror
John Rason (m) Citizen Dyer London < England Plaintiff
John Wattes (m) Citizen Brewer London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 625

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: 40s
Damages awarded: 13s 4d
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: John Lucok states that on 12 August 1446 he accounted with John Parkere, alias John Cartere, for various sums of his money received for him by JP, and it was found that JP was in arrears by 60s. However, he has not paid this 60s to JL, and refuses, to his damage of 40s.

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

Pleading: [continued at Hilary 1449, rot 164] JP states that he does not owe JL this or any money as claimed. Order that he wager his law at quindene of Easter, pledges for law named.

Postea text: [on CP 40/752, rot 164] JL came, JP did not come to wager his law. Order that JL recover his debt, and damages of 13s 4d. JP amerced.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/752, rot 164

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Mary Abchurch < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 12/08/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Brok (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Bust (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Lucok (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Plaintiff
John Cartere alias John Parkere (m) Yeoman Islington < Middlesex < England Defendant
Richard Lok (m) Surety of law (compurgator)

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 650

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Halman and Thomas Acres state that on 23 December 1447 John Topclyff made bond with them in 53s 4d, but has not paid, to their damage of 40s. They show the bond in court.

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

Postea text: JT came, TH and TA did not prosecute their writ. They and pledges amerced, JT sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 23/12/1447
(due) 29/09/1448 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Topclyff (m) Citizen Shearman London < England Defendant
Thomas Acres (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Halman (m) Citizen Shearman London < England Plaintiff
William Copley (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 650

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Contract (general); Debt

Pleading: John Lathom states that on 6 May 1444 John Goffe rented 5 beds from him for a total of 14 days, at a cost of 5s. On 1 June 1444 he rented a further 16 beds for another 14 days, at a cost of 16s, on 15 June 1444 he rented a further 16 beds for 21 days, for 19s 6d, and on 3 July 1444 he rented another 15 beds for 21 days, for another 19s 6d. JG occupied these beds for these periods, for which he owes JL 60s, but has not paid, to his damage of 40s.

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

Postea text: JG came, JL did not prosecute his writ. JL and pledges amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Contract (not Service/employment) St Gregory by St Paul's < Castle Baynard Ward < London < England (initial) 06/05/1444
(initial) 01/06/1444
(initial) 15/06/1444
(initial) 03/07/1444
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Goffe (m) Plumber London < England Defendant
John Lathom (m) Defendant
John Methlay (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Quyk (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 650d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Richard Horton states that on 3 March 1447 Roger Pownfret made bond with him in 7m 2s 8d, but has not paid, to his damage of 40s. He shows the bond in court.

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

Pleading: [continued at Hilary 1449, rot 306d] RP states that he ought not be held to this debt, as it was made on the understanding that RP and a certain Robert Wyght should be obliged to RH in this sum on the condition that RH should deliver to them, in the parish of St Dunstan in the West, London, all the goods and chattels formerly of a certain Richard Bysshop. Otherwise the bond was to have no effect. He states that he is a man of little learning, and that the bond was read to him as containing this condition, and he sealed it believing this to be the case. Since this bond does not contain this condition, he states that this bond was not of his making. Parties on the country, jury here at quindene of Easter. Bond in safe-keeping of Henry Fylongley.

Case notes: Same debt, different defendant as previous case. Continued on CP 40/752, rot 306d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Islington < Middlesex < England (initial) 03/03/1447
(due) 09/04/1447 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Official
Richard Bysshop (m) dec. Tailor London < England Other
Richard Horton (m) Plaintiff
Robert Wyght (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Other
Roger Pownfret (m) Citizen Fuller London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 650d

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Richard Horton states that on 3 March 1447 Robert Whight made bond with him in 7m 2s 8d, but has not paid, to his damage of 40s. He shows the bond in court.

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

Pleading: [continued at Hilary 1449, rot 306] RW states that he ought not be held to this debt, as it was made on the understanding that RW and a certain Roger Pownfret should be obliged to RH in this sum on the condition that RH should deliver to them, in the parish of St Dunstan in the West, London, all the goods and chattels formerly of a certain Richard Bysshop. Otherwise the bond was to have no effect. He states that the bond was sealed by him and RP as a simple bond, on the understanding that, with the agreement of RH, it was to be delivered to a certain Richard Clerk to be endorsed with this condition, and then delivered to RH. However, he states that the bond was delivered to RH by RC without this endorsement being added. Therefore, this bond, without this condition endorsed, was not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Easter. Bond in safe-keeping of Henry Fylongley.

Case notes: Same debt, different defendant as following case. Continued on CP 40/752, rot 306

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Islington < Middlesex < England (initial) 03/03/1447
(due) 09/04/1447 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Official
Richard Bysshop (m) dec. Tailor London < England Other
Richard Clerk (m) Scrivener Other
Richard Horton (m) Plaintiff
Robert Wyght alias Robert Whight (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Defendant
Roger Pownfret (m) Citizen Fuller London < England Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/751, rot. 661

Term: Michaelmas 1448
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Christine Sugham, former wife and executor of John Sugham, and William Barwe and John Mylne, her co-executors, state that on 4 February 1438 John Stone, now deceased, made bond with John Sugham, the testator, and a certain Robert Shirox, now also deceased, in £15. However, neither Stone nor his widow and executor, Joan, have paid this debt, either to Sugham or Shirox, or to Sugham's executors, to their damage of £10. They show the bond in court, and the testamentary letters of John Sugham, by which they have executry and administration.

Pleading: Joan, widow of John Stone, states that she was never executor of the will of John Stone, and never administered any of the goods and chattels held by him on his death. .

Pleading: The executors of John Sugham state that Joan Stone did administer goods formerly of her late husband, namely in London, in the parish of St Mary (All Hallows) Barking, Tower ward. Enquiry by the country, jury here at octave of Hilary. Pledges named.

Postea text: 3 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Michaelmas 1449.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Christopher le Stocks < Broad Street Ward < London < England (initial) 04/02/1438
(due) 04/07/1438
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Christine Sugham (f) Executor, Plaintiff
James Mounfeys (m) Brewer London < England Surety for defendant
Joan Stone (f) London < England Executor, Plaintiff
John Erythe (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Lambe (m) Embroiderer London < England Surety for defendant
John Mylne (m) Executor, Plaintiff
John Stone (m) dec. Citizen Brewer London < England Testator
John Sugham snr (m) dec. Citizen London < England Testator
Robert Jawdyn (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Shirox (m) dec. Creditor
William Barwe (m) Executor, Plaintiff