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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 101d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 102d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 106d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 107
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 110
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 110
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 110d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 112d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 118
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 119
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 120d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 124d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 125d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 167
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 167d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 298
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 306d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 307d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 309
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 312d
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 317d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 321d
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 331
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 331d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 333
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 342
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 348d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 349
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 352
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 353d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 356
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 377d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 378d
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 379d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 387
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 389
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 389d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 390d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 391
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 391d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 392
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 392d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 409
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 409
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 409d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 417d
Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 419d

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 101d

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Gilbert Pulvertoft states that on 16 January 1449 Joan Rusell made a bond with him in 40s, but has not paid, to his damage of £10. Bond shown in court.

Pleading: JR states that she ought not owe this debt, as the bond was made under duress whilst she was imprisoned by GP and his associates in London.

Pleading: GP denies this, stating that the bond was made freely and not under duress. Enquiry by country, jury of St Mildred Poultry here at octave of Trinity.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Andrew Holborn < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 16/01/1449
(due) 02/02/1449 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Imprisonment St Mildred Poultry < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 16/01/1449
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Gilbert Pulvertoft (m) Gentleman Plaintiff
Joan Russell (f) Widow (lately of) Southwark < Surrey < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 102d

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: John Syger and William Hamond state that on 4 October 1445 they demised to William Cotyng a messuage with appurtenances in the parish of All Hallows the Great, to hold for one year, at an annual rent of 40s payable in four instalments. WC occupied this house for this period, but has not paid the 40s rent, to their damage of 10m.

Pleading: WC granted licence to imparl to octave of Trinity. Pledges named for defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Rental Agreement All Hallows the Great < Dowgate Ward < London < England (initial) 04/10/1445
(due) 25/12/1445 < Christmas
(due) 28/03/1446 < Easter
(due) 24/06/1446 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
(due) 29/09/1446 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Syger (m) Citizen Fishmonger London < England Plaintiff
Nicholas Blayho (m) Glover Westminster < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant
Richard Halle (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Mason (m) Mason London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Wryght (m) Baker London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Cotyng (m) Mariner (lately of) Whitstable < Kent < England Defendant
William Hamond (m) Citizen Armourer Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 106d

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Ellen Dowland, widow and administrator of Nicholas Dowlond, states that on 24 June 1449 Roger Ball bought from ND 30 kilderkins of beer for 40s, payable on request. However, he did not pay ND, and has not paid ED, as his administrator, to her damage of £10. She presents the letters patent of Thomas Case, commissary general of Thomas Lyseux, Dean of St Paul's and keeper of the spiritualities of the bishopric of London during the vacancy in the city of London and the deaneries of Middlesex and Barking, by which she has administration.

Pleading: RB states that he does not detain this 40s or any money as claimed. Makes his law immediately. ED to take nothing, amerced for false claim. RB sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Peter Westcheap < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 24/06/1449
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Ellen Douelond alias Ellen Dowlond (f) Widow London < England Administrator, Plaintiff
Nicholas Douelond alias Nicholas Dowlond (m) dec. Citizen Brewer London < England Creditor
Richard Willerdby (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Roger Balle (m) Porter London < England Defendant
Thomas Case (m) Bachelor of Law Commissary General Official
Thomas Lyseux (m) Dean St Paul's Cathedral, London [cathedral] London < England Official

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 107

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Ellen Dowland, widow and administrator of Nicholas Dowlond, states that on 24 June 1449 John Caylway bought from ND 30 kilderkins of beer for 40s, payable on request. However, he did not pay ND, and has not paid ED, as his administrator, to her damage of £10. She presents the letters patent of Thomas Case, commissary general of Thomas Lesaux, Dean of St Paul's and keeper of the spiritualities of the bishopric of London during the vacancy in the city of London and the deaneries of Middlesex and Barking, by which she has administration.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Peter Westcheap < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 24/06/1449
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Ellen Douelond alias Ellen Dowlond (f) Widow London < England Administrator, Plaintiff
John Caylway (m) Tailor London < England Defendant
Nicholas Douelond alias Nicholas Dowlond (m) dec. Citizen Brewer London < England Creditor
Richard Wyllerdby (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Case (m) Bachelor of Law Commissary General Official
Thomas Lesaux (m) Dean St Paul's Cathedral, London [cathedral] London < England Official

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 110

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s
Damages awarded: 20s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John Clerk states that on 1 March 1446 Richard Rouceter bought from him a table called a 'spruse table', one feather bed, and one 'bolster' for 60s, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: RR admits the action, and that he owes this debt. Order that JC recover the debt, and damages of 20s. RR amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 01/03/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Clerk (m) Plaintiff
Richard Rouceter (m) Gentleman (lately of) Shaftesbury < Dorset < England Defendant
Richard Wolston (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 110

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: William Joly states that on 12 April 1448 Thomas Smyth forcibly broke into his house in London [parish and ward omitted] and carried off goods to the value of £20, namely 5 painted cloths, one bed of blue worsted speckled with birds and roses, one tester, 3 pairs of blankets, 4 pairs of linen sheets, 2 pillows, one mattress, one basin, one wooden bedstead, one chair ('cathedram'), one set of balances for gold, seven scissors, one pair of bellows, one folding table ('tabulam flectat'), 2 lamps, 2 sconces, 3 silk purses, 3 'brass' candlesticks, 4 cushions, one blue gown, 3 bed covers and other household utensils. This was against the peace, and to his damage of £40.

Pleading: TS granted licence to imparl to octave of Trinity. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
London < England (initial) 12/04/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Clevesby (m) Embroiderer London < England Surety for defendant
John Tanfeld (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Huchons (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Purslowe (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Cook (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Smyth (m) Rent-gatherer London < England Defendant
Thomas Waleys (m) Shearman London < England Surety for defendant
William Joly (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 110d

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Walter Vytull, John Godyn and his wife Christine, administrators of Nicholas Mowelert, state that on 12 May 1445 Thomas Mousherst made a bond with NM in £10 7s 4d. However, he did not pay NM, and has not paid them as NM's administrators, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court, and the letters of administration of John Kermerdyn, rector of St Martin Ludgate and commissary general of Robert, Bishop of London in the city of London and the deaneries of Middlesex and Barking, by which they have administration.

Pleading: TM states that he should not owe this debt, as at the time of the bond he was imprisoned by NM and his associates in London and forced to make the bond under duress.

Pleading: The plaintiffs deny this, stating that TM was not imprisoned at the time of the bond, and made it freely and not under duress. Enquiry by country, jury here at octave of Trinity.

Postea text: sheriff did not send writ, to morrow of St John the Baptist.

Events
Type Place Date
Imprisonment St Andrew Undershaft < Lime Street Ward < London < England (initial) 12/05/1445
Bond St Andrew Undershaft < Lime Street Ward < London < England (initial) 12/05/1445
(due) 25/12/1445 < Christmas
(due) 17/04/1446 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Christine Godyn (f) Wife Plaintiff
John Godyn (m) Administrator, Plaintiff
John Kermerdyn (m) Commissary General, Rector St Martin Ludgate [church] London < St Martin Ludgate < England Official
Nicholas Mowelert (m) dec. Citizen Linen-draper Creditor
Robert Gilbert (m) Bishop London [diocese] Official
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Mousherst (m) Citizen Skinner London < England Defendant
Walter Vytull (m) Administrator, Plaintiff
William Blechynden (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 112d

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Loan; Sale of goods

Pleading: John Sturgeon states that on 1 July 1449 William Browenyng bought from him 7½ yards of buckram and 4 pieces of buckram called 'rouge' for 21s 9d, payable on request, and also borrowed a further 18s 3d, also payable on request. However, he has not paid this total of 40s, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: WB states that he does not owe this or any money as claimed. Order that he wager his law at quindene of Trinity. Pledges named. Attorney to have him here on that day.

Postea text: WB makes essoin to quindene of Michaelmas.

Postea text: WB makes his law. JS to take nothing, amerced for false claim. WB sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 01/07/1449
Loan St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 01/07/1449
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Mone (m) Surety for defendant
John Sturgeon (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Ralph Hore (m) Surety for defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Denton (m) Attorney of defendant
William Browenyng (m) Esquire Stanton Harcourt < Oxfordshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 118

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Thomas Tryll states that on 13 March 1441 William Lyef made a bond with him in £40, payable on the morrow of the Annunciation, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: WL states that he does not owe this debt, as he states that the bond was made and sealed, and was then delivered to William Hoper for safe-keeping, to hold until an indented schedule should be written and sealed between WL and TT concerning the conditions of the bond, namely that if WL should pay to WH 23m per year for 5 years, payable at the four usual feasts, for the farm of the chapels of Radfield and Elmley in Kent, then the bond shall have no effect; otherwise it will remain in force. When one part of this indenture, sealed by WL, should be delivered to WH, then WH was to deliver the bond and schedule to TT, otherwise WH was to keep the bond. However, he states that WH did not deliver the schedule to TT, but did deliver the bond, and since the bond was delivered without the conditions, the bond was therefore not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Trinity. Pledges named for defendant. Bond in safe-keeping of Henry Fylongley.

Pleading: [continued at Trinity 1450, rot 269d] WL granted licence to imparl to quindene of Michaelmas 1450, with assent of TT. [This continuation gives only the initial plea from the previous roll, not the defendants counter-plea. However, it would seem to be the same case.]

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to morrow of St John the Baptist.

Postea text: [on CP 40/758 rot 269d] 3 further licences to imparl, to octave of Michaelmas 1451.

Case notes: See also rot 391d for related case. Probably continued on CP 40/758 rot 269d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Bride Fleet Street < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 13/03/1441
(due) 26/03/1442
Location of Property Radfield, Elmley < Kent < England (initial) 30/03/1441
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Fylongley (m) Clerk Official
John Blechynden (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Clere (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
John Miller (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Tryll (m) Citizen Cutler London < England Plaintiff
William Hoper (m) Clerk Other
William Lyef (m) Parson Hollingbourne [church] Hollingbourne < Kent < England Defendant
William Staynford (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 119

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Damages awarded: 20s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Cumberford states that on 4 December 1449 John Mayn made a bond with him in 100s, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s. Shows bond in court.

Pleading: JM admits the bond and the debt of 100s. Order that WC recover debt, and damages of 20s. JM amerced.

Postea text: WC acknowledges satisfaction of the debt and damages. JM quit and send without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 04/12/1449
(due) 13/01/1450 < St Hilary
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Mayn (m) Citizen Saddler London < England Defendant
William Cumberford (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 120d

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Katherine Say, widow and executor of Ralph Say, and William Towenesende, her fellow executor, state that on 30 September 1445 Richard Dalton bought from RS one vat of Rumney containing 69 gallons, and one piece of white cloth called 'raweclothe' for 48s 10d, payable on request. However, he did not pay RS, and has not paid his executors after his death, to their damage of 100s. They show in court the testamentary letters of RS, by which they have executry and administration.

Pleading: RD states that he does not detain this or any money as claimed. Order that he wager his law at quindene of Trinity. Pledges for law named.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 30/09/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Ivo More (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Abell (m) Attorney of defendant
John Hore (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Katherine Say (f) Widow London < England Executor, Plaintiff
Ralph Say (m) dec. Citizen Grocer London < England Testator
Richard Dalton (m) Yeoman Tamworth < Staffordshire < England Defendant
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Towenesende (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Executor, Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 124d

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 1000m
Case type: Assault

Pleading: Thomas Trefredo states that on 10 August 1449 Richard Thurlonde, together with John Cheselden and Nicholas Petyr, assaulted him in London, against the peace and to his damages of 1000m.

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

Case notes: See also CP 40/755, rot 335, a previous suit by Thurlonde on this matter.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 10/08/1449
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Cheselden (m) Gentleman (lately of) St Andrew Holborn < Middlesex < St Andrew Holborn < England Accessory
John Danyell (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Nicholas Petyr (m) Gentleman (lately of) St Andrew Holborn < Middlesex < St Andrew Holborn < England Accessory
Richard Thurlonde (m) Gentleman (lately of) St Andrew Holborn < Middlesex < St Andrew Holborn < England Defendant
Thomas Folkyngham (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Trefredo (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 125d

Term: Easter 1450
County: Norfolk
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Ridowt states that on 26 April 1445 William Blythe, now deceased, made a bond with him in 20m, payable at the feast of the Purification next. However, WB did not pay him during his life, and nor has John Dirham, appointed in the parish of St Gregory, Castle Baynard ward, as administrator of WB by John Kermerdyn, commissary general of Robert, bishop of London, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JD granted licence to imparl to quindene of Trinity, with assent of plaintiff. Pledges named.

Pleading: [continued at Trinity 1450, rot 125] JD, protesting that the bond was not of the making of WB, states that he has fully administered all the goods and chattels formerly of WB, and had none remaining in his hands un-administered on the day of JR's original writ or afterwards.

Pleading: JR states that on the day of his original writ, namely 1 August 1446, JD had various goods and chattels formerly of WB still in his hands and not administered, namely at Elsing. Enquiry by country, jury here at quindene of Michaelmas. Same pledges named.

Postea text: [on CP 40/758, rot 125] 8 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Michaelmas 1452.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/758, rot 125.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Elsing < Norfolk < England (initial) 26/04/1445
(due) 02/02/1446 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Purification of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
James Gresham (m) Gentleman Holt < Norfolk < England Surety for defendant
John Bysshop (m) Gentleman Marsham < Norfolk < England Surety for defendant
John Dirham (m) Gentleman (lately of) London < England Administrator, Defendant
John Kermerdyn (m) Commissary General Official
John Ridowt (m) Clerk Plaintiff
Robert Gilbert (m) dec. Bishop London [diocese] Official
Thomas Spyrk (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Walter Raulyns (m) Gentleman Brumstead < Norfolk < England Surety for defendant
William Blythe (m) dec. Clerk Intestator
William Seton (m) Gentleman Norwich < Norfolk < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 167

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: John Bolle states that on 8 May 1448 William Kayem made a bond with him in 46s 8d, but has not paid, to his damage of 40s. Bond shown in court.

Pleading: WK states that he ought not owe this debt, as at the time of the bond he was imprisoned by JB and his associates at Sittingbourne in Kent, and made the bond under duress.

Pleading: JB denies imprisoning WK, stating that he made the bond freely and not under duress. Inquiry by the country, sheriff of Kent to have jury of Sittingbourne here at Easter five weeks.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 08/05/1448
(due) 29/09/1448 < Michaelmas
Imprisonment Sittingbourne < Kent < England (initial) 08/05/1448
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bolle (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Cook (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Kayem (m) Yeoman (lately of) Tunstall < Kent < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 167d

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Ellen Douelond states that on 29 July 1449 William Melburne made a bond with her in £20, but has not paid, to her damage of £20. The bond is shown in court.

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

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl, to octave of Hilary 1451.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Bartholomew by the Exchange < Broad Street Ward < London < England (initial) 29/07/1449
(due) 25/12/1449 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Ellen Douelond (f) Widow London < England Plaintiff
Richard Wyllerby (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant
William Melburne (m) Citizen Painter London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 298

Term: Easter 1450
County: Essex
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 40m
Case type: Taking of goods; Trespass (chattels)

Pleading: Nicholas Grene states that on 28 February 1450 Simon Chypton, John Johnson senior, John Johnson junior, Alexander Ordur, Henry Wylson, John Curson, William Powend, Thomas Roger, William Robyns, Robert Powend, William Harlyng, Thomas Wattys and Robert Thomson forcibly broke his close at East Ham and took and carried off three cows and three boars worth 100s, and destroyed his growing crops and grass worth £10. This was against the peace, and to his damage of 40m.

Pleading: Defendants granted licence to imparl to octave of Trinity, with assent of NG.

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

Postea text: [Further licence to imparl on CP 40/759, rot 308, to octave of Hilary 1451.]

Events
Type Place Date
Destruction of Chattels
Taking of Goods
East Ham < Essex < England (initial) 28/02/1450
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Alexander Ordur (m) Butcher London < England Defendant
Henry Wylson (m) Butcher London < England Defendant
John Curson (m) Servant London < England Defendant
John Johnson jnr (m) Butcher London < England Defendant
John Johnson snr (m) Butcher London < England Defendant
Nicholas Grene (m) Plaintiff
Robert Powend (m) Butcher London < England Defendant
Robert Thomson (m) Servant London < England Defendant
Simon Chypton (m) Yeoman London < England Defendant
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Hever (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Roger (m) Butcher London < England Defendant
Thomas Wattys (m) Servant London < England Defendant
William Harlyng (m) Servant London < England Defendant
William Powend (m) Butcher London < England Defendant
William Robyns (m) Butcher London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 306d

Term: Easter 1450
County: Surrey
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Joan Malton, former wife and executor of John Malton, and William Crosby, John Blaunche, and John Benete, her co-executors, state that on 1 August 1441 William Pesemede made a bond with John M, now deceased, in 5m 6s 8d, payable at Michaelmas then next, and on 13 July 1445 he made another bond with John M and a certain John Fyshlake, also now deceased, in another £20 6s 8d [no due date given]. The executors acknowledge payment of 40s of this debt, but WP has not paid either debt, either to John M, JF or themselves as John M's executors, to their damage of £20. They show the bonds in court, and the testamentary letters of John M, by which they have executry and administration.

Pleading: WP states that the bonds were not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Trinity. Pledges named for the defendant. Bond given to Henry Fylongley for safe keeping.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to Michaelmas one month 1450.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Southwark < Surrey < England (initial) 13/07/1445
Bond Southwark < Surrey < England (initial) 01/08/1441
(due) 29/09/1441 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Official
Joan Malton (f) Executor, Plaintiff
John Benete (m) Executor, Plaintiff
John Blaunche (m) Grocer London < England Executor, Plaintiff
John Fyshlake (m) dec. Clerk Creditor
John Loly (m) Notary London < England Surety for defendant
John Malton (m) dec. Gentleman Testator
John West (m) Husbandman Southwark < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
Nicholas Hunden (m) Haberdasher Southwark < Surrey < England Surety for defendant
Roger Upton (m) Spurrier London < England Surety for defendant
William Crosby (m) Executor, Plaintiff
William Pesemede (m) Baker (lately of) Southwark < Surrey < England Defendant
William Thwaytes (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 307d

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Edward Maupas states that on 5 October 1445 Thomas Joly bought from him 4 bales of woad for £8 15s 6d, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of £10

Pleading: TJ states that he does not owe this or any money to EM as claimed. Order that he wager his law at octave of Trinity, pledges for law named. Attorney to have him here at this date.

Postea text: Parties come, TJ makes his law. EM takes nothing, amerced for false claim. TJ sent without day.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Lawrence Jewry < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 05/10/1445
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edward Maupas (m) Citizen Grocer Plaintiff
John Say (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Thomas Joly (m) Dyer (lately of) Wisbech < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William May (m) Surety of law (compurgator)

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 309

Term: Easter 1450
County: Suffolk
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: £24
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: Roger Hog states that on 10 March 1441, at Rougham in Suffolk, Joan Hill, now deceased, by her servant John Acrys, accounted before Roger Tillot and John Nunne, auditors, for various sums of money received by JA on her behalf for RH, and she was found to be in arrears by £22 6s 8d. However she has not paid this sum, and nor have her executors, to his damage of £24.

Pleading: Henry Jurdon and William Chambirleyn, executors of Joan Hille, granted licence to imparl to octave of Trinity.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting Rougham < Suffolk < England (initial) 10/03/1441
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Jurdon (m) Bell Maker London < England Defendant, Executor
Joan Hille (f) dec. Widow London < England Testator
John Acrys (m) Servant Other
John Nunne (m) Auditor
Richard Jay (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Hog (m) Plaintiff
Robert Tillot (m) Auditor
William Chambirlyn (m) Founder London < England Defendant, Executor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 312d

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Germyn states that on 27 April 1446 David Moleyns made a bond with him in £8, but has not paid, to his damage of £10. Bond shown in court.

Pleading: DM says that he ought not owe this debt, as by a certain release which he shows in court, dated at Tiverton on 9 April 1450, JG released him from all real and personal actions outstanding between them at that time.

Pleading: JG states that this release is not of his making. Enquiry by the country, sheriff of Devon to have jury of Tiverton here at octave of Trinity. Pledges named. Release given to Henry Fylongley for safe keeping.

Postea text: 7 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Easter 1452.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 27/04/1446
(due) 19/05/1446 < St Dunstan
Release (from Debt/obligation) Tiverton < Devon < England (initial) 09/04/1450
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
David Moleyns (m) Gentleman (lately of) Clopton < Somerset < England Defendant
Henry Fylongley (m) Clerk Common Pleas [court] Official
John Germyn (m) Gentleman Plaintiff
John Sparowe (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Nowers (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Wolston (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Robert Derlyng (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Warde (m) Gentleman Westminster < Middlesex < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 314

Term: Easter 1450
County: Kent
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Housebreaking

Pleading: John Hewlot and his wife Katherine, and William Robert, amerced for many defaults. John Bodeman, Thomas Leget and William Bere state that on 24 November 1449 John Hewlot, his wife Katherine, and William Robert forcibly broke their close and houses at Chislehurst, against the peace and to their damage of £20.

Pleading: The defendants deny force and arms, parties on country. Concerning the rest, they state that the plaintiffs ought not maintain their action, since John and Katherine Hewlot state that the place where the alleged trespass occurred was a messuage, 60 acres of land and 20 acres of wood in Chislehurst, and that a certain William Arnold, now deceased, the late father of KH, died seised of half of this property in his demesne as of fee, and that this descended to KH as his daughter and heir, who duly entered it with her husband, as seemed right. The plaintiffs held the other half of the property. WR states that he is and was a servant of the other defendants, and that he came with JH and KH and entered the property on their orders at that time. He did not intend any injury.

Pleading: The plaintiffs state that they were, and at the time of the trespass were, seised of this entire property, until the defendants broke the close and entered.

Pleading: JH, KH, and WR repeat their claim that WA died seised of this moiety of the messuage and land, as they claimed. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Trinity.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to octave of Hilary 1451. Parties came, jury came, said that WA did not die seised of this moiety. Damages assigned at 23s 4d, costs at 3s 4d. Order that JB, TL and WB recover these damages, and a further 50s costs, assigned by the court. Defendants to be taken.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to octave of Michaelmas 1450. Parties come, defendants appeal the jurors, stating that John Brode, under-sheriff to William Crowemere, nominated them in favour of the plaintiffs. The triers say this is true, and some jurors are removed, others are retained. Jury in respite to morrow of All Souls, sheriff to appoint more jurors.

Postea text: Record and process summoned before the king, by virtue of a writ of error dated 25 January 1451, directed to John Prisot, chief justice.

Case notes: See also CP 40/758 rot. 101 for related case.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking Chislehurst < Kent < England (initial) 24/11/1449
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Bernard Cavell (m) Juror
Edward Roolfe (m) Juror
John Bodeman (m) Clerk Plaintiff
John Brode (m) Under-sheriff Kent [county] Official
John Burwassh (m) Juror
John Hewlot (m) Husbandman Plumstead < Kent < England Defendant
John Miche (m) Juror
John Moger (m) Juror
John Prisot (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Official
John Styvour (m) Juror
Katherine Hewlot (f) Plumstead < Kent < England Defendant
Nicholas Fraunceys (m) Juror
Richard Walsshe (m) Juror
Robert Dobson (m) Juror
Thomas atte Stable (m) Juror
Thomas Bost (m) Dartford < Kent < England Juror
Thomas Heth (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Hever (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Leget (m) Citizen Goldsmith London < England Plaintiff
William Arnold (m) dec. Other
William Bere (m) Citizen Merchant London < England Plaintiff
William Bery (m) Juror
William Crowmere (m) Sheriff Kent [county] Official
William Robert (m) Husbandman Plumstead < Kent < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 317d

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond; Loan

Pleading: John Paston, brother and executor of Edmund Paston, states that on 31 December 1445 Nicholas Cambrigge made a bond with EP, now deceased, in 26s 8d, payable at Easter then next, and also borrowed a further 13s 4d, payable on request. However, NC has not paid either of these debts, either to EP or himself as executor, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court, and the testamentary letters of EP, by which he has executry and administration.

Pleading: NC granted licence to imparl to octave of Trinity. Pledges named.

Pleading: [continued at Michaelmas 1450, rot 12d] NC states that, regarding the 26s 8d debt, this bond was not of his making. Parties on country. And regarding the 13s 4d loan, he states that he does not detain this or any money from JP as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Hilary. Same pledges named for defendant. Bond delivered into custody of Henry Fylongley.

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl, to morrow of All Souls 1450.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/759, rot 12d

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 31/12/1445
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 31/12/1445
(due) 17/04/1446 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edmund Paston (m) dec. Esquire, Gentleman Norfolk < England Testator
Edward Staynford (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Official
James Gresham (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Hert (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Paston (m) Plaintiff
John Rogger (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Nicholas Cambrigge (m) Citizen Joiner London < England Defendant
William Staynford (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 321d

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Loan

Pleading: Clement Denston states that on 20 May 1434 John Neell borrowed £20 from him, payable on request, but he has not re-paid this, to his damage of 100s.

Pleading: JN granted licence to imparl to quindene of Trinity, with assent of CD.

Pleading: [continued at Trinity 1450, rot 125d] JN states that he does not owe CD this or any money as claimed. Makes his law immediately. CD takes nothing, amerced for false claim. JN sent without day.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/758, rot 125d.

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Mary Colechurch < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 20/05/1434
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Clement Denston (m) Clerk Plaintiff
John Bust (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Neell alias John Nell (m) Clerk Master of House St Thomas the Martyr, Southwark [hospital] London < England Defendant
Richard Reynold (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 330

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William FitzHugh states that on 8 October 1448 John Asshefeld made a bond with him in £20, but has not paid, to his damage of 20m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JA granted licence to imparl to octave of Trinity. Pledges named.

Postea text: 3 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Easter 1451.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Andrew Holborn < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 08/10/1448
(due) 01/11/1448 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Asshefeld (m) Gentleman Stowlangtoft < Suffolk < England Defendant
John Bust (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Chapeleyn (m) Yeoman 'Fetthe' < Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant
John Chevercourt (m) Gentleman Stamford < Lincolnshire < England Surety for defendant
Richard Est (m) Gentleman Alconbury < Huntingdonshire < England Surety for defendant
William FitzHugh (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 331

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s
Damages awarded: 26s 8d
Case type: Bond; Sale of goods

Pleading: Thomas Grey states that on 20 April 1448 John Affelde made a bond with him in £5 4s 9d, payable at Trinity then next, and also made another bond in £5, payable at the feast of St James. On the same day he also bought from him 4 yards of black woollen cloth for a further 4s 8d, payable on request. However, JA has not paid any of these debts, to his damage of 100s. Bonds are shown in court.

Pleading: JA granted licence to imparl to the octave of Michaelmas.

Postea text: JA admits the plea, and that he owes this debt. Order that TG recover his debt, and damages of 26s 8d. JA amerced.

Postea text: TG acknowledges satisfaction of the debt and damages. JA quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 20/04/1448
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 20/04/1448
(due) 25/07/1448 < St James
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 20/04/1448
(due) 19/05/1448 < Trinity
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Affelde (m) Yeoman Exeter < Devon < England Defendant
John Hoppyng (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Gay snr (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Mayer (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 331d

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Whitehede states that on 10 December 1440 Godfrey Hilton made a bond with him in £6, payable at Michaelmas then next, and on 21 December 1440 he made another bond in £6 11s 8d, payable at the eve of Trinity. On 29 June 1441 he made another bond in £8 7s 7d, payable at Martinmas then next, and on the same day made another bond in £8 7s 7d, payable on the eve of the Purification then next. JW acknowledges satisfaction of 46s 10d of this debt, but GH has not paid the remaining £27, to his damage of 20m. Bonds shown in court.

Pleading: GH granted licence to imparl to quindene of Trinity, with assent of JW. Pledges named.

Postea text: 34 further licences to imparl.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Lawrence Pountney < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 29/06/1441
(due) 11/11/1441 < Martinmas
Bond St Lawrence Pountney < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 10/12/1440
(due) 29/09/1441 < Michaelmas
Bond St Lawrence Pountney < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 29/06/1441
(due) 01/02/1442
Bond St Lawrence Pountney < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 21/12/1440
(due) 10/06/1441
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Godfrey Hilton (m) Knight (lately of) Irnham < Lincolnshire < England Defendant
Hugh Thomas (m) Yeoman Chawton < Hampshire < England Surety for defendant
John Hilton (m) Yeoman Chawton < Hampshire < England Surety for defendant
John Whitehede (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Robert Post (m) Yeoman Chawton < Hampshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Stynt (m) Yeoman Alton < Hampshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 333

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Malkyn and Richard Canam state that on 24 September 1447 Thomas Shipton, now deceased, made a bond with them in £20. However, neither TS during his life, nor John Shipton, Thomas Rykes and Simon Shipton, his executors after his death, have paid this sum to JM and RC, to their damage of 20m. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: JS, TR, and SS state that they were never executors of TS, and never administered any goods previously of TS.

Pleading: JM and RC state that the defendants administered various goods previously of TS, namely in the parish of St John Zachary, Aldersgate ward, London. Enquiry by country, sheriff of London to have jury here at octave of the Purification.

Pleading: On the octave of the Purification, parties come, defendants state that no process should be taken by the jury, and the plaintiffs should not maintain their suit, as after the last pleading at the octave of Hilary, at Fordham, by a document which they show in court, dated 5 February 1449, JM and RC released them from all outstanding personal actions between them before that date.

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

Postea text: 4 further licence to imparl, to quindene of Easter 1451.

Postea text: Parties come, JM and RC, the plaintiffs, state that the release ought not hold because on that 5 February 1449 the release was delivered to Thomas Wodhouse under certain conditions, namely that if a certain Roger Byrkes should discharge JM and RC of £6 which should have been paid to TS the testator in Trinity term last for the rent and farm of the manor of Fordham, and if RB should settle all outstanding actions with the executors, and if the executors should pay TW or JM and RC all the costs for suing a writ of debt, and if TW or the executors should satisfy JM and RC of all the costs they have sustained, then TW would deliver the bond to the executors. JM and RC state that RB did not exonerate them of this £6, nor did they make the necessary agreement, nor did the executors or TW pay the required costs to JM and RC. TW nevertheless delivered the bond to the executors, and they therefore state that the bond was not made of them. Enquiry by country, jury here at octave of Trinity 1451.

Events
Type Place Date
Release (from Debt/obligation) Fordham < Cambridgeshire < England (initial) 05/02/1449
Bond Fordham < Cambridgeshire < England (initial) 24/09/1447
(due) 01/11/1447 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edward Wyghton (m) Attorney of defendant
John Malkyn (m) Plaintiff
John Shipton (m) Mercer London < England Defendant, Executor
Richard Canam (m) Husbandman Fordham < Cambridgeshire < England Plaintiff
Roger Brent (m) Attorney of defendant
Roger Byrkes (m) Other
Simon Shipton (m) Gentleman Fishmonger (lately of) London < England Defendant, Executor
Thomas Rykes (m) Mercer London < England Defendant, Executor
Thomas Shipton (m) dec. Testator
Thomas Wodhouse (m) Other
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 342

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Account
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Debt

Pleading: Thomas Brampton states that Walter Hakuylet served as receiver of money for him from 10 June 1447 for one year, for which he was to render reasonable account, and during that time he received 8m from the hands of Thomas Stele, to the trade and profit of TB. However, WH has not rendered this account, and still refuses, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: WH states that TB ought not continue his action, as after the time when WH acted as receiver he accounted fully before TB at Leominster for all this period and the money received.

Pleading: TB states that WH did not account before him as claimed. Enquiry by the country, sheriff of Herefordshire to have jury of Leominster here at quindene of Trinity.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to octave of St John the Baptist. Sheriff did not send writ, to [incomplete].

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 10/06/1447
(due) 10/06/1448
Accounting Leominster < Herefordshire < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Gilly (m) Attorney of defendant
John Tanfeld (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Brampton (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Stele (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Other
Walter Hakuylet (m) Esquire (lately of) London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 348d

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John Salman states that on 20 April 1439 John Stonton bought from him 1½ pieces of fustian and seven pieces of lawn for £9, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of £10.

Pleading: Stonton granted licence to imparl to octave of Trinity. Pledges named.

Pleading: [continued at Trinity 1450, rot 108d] Stonton states that he does not owe this or any money to Salman as claimed. Makes his law immediately. Order that Salman take nothing, amerced for false claim. Stonton quit and sent without day.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/758, rot 108d.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Olave Old Jewry < Coleman Street Ward < London < England (initial) 20/04/1449
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Salman (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
John Stonton (m) Chapman Market Harborough < Leicestershire < England Defendant
Robert Cutberd (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Roger Staunyssh (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
William Gresakyr (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 349

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Damages awarded: 13s 4d
Costs: 20s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Coventre states that on 12 February 1448 William Fortho made a bond with him in £12, but has not paid, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: WF states that this bond is not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Trinity. Bond given to Henry Filongley for safe keeping. Pledges named for defendant.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to quindene of Michaelmas. TC came, WF did not come, in default. Jury in respite to octave of Hilary, nisi prius they come before John Prysot, CJCP, at St Martin le Grand on 27 November 1450, as they did not come.

Postea text: TC came, JP sent record that on that day, before him and John Filylode, justices, TC came, jury said that the bond was made of WF as claimed by WC. Damages assigned at 13s 4d, costs at 20s. Order that TC recover debt and damages, and another 20s costs assigned by the justices, to a total of 4m. WF to be taken.

Postea text: WF committed to the Fleet.

Postea text: TC acknowledges satisfaction of the debt and damages. WF quit. Keeper of the Fleet quit. WF seeks to make fine with the king, granted for [sum omitted]. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Magdalen, Old Fish Street < Castle Baynard Ward < London < England (initial) 12/02/1448
(due) 01/08/1448 < St Peter ad Vincula
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Filongley (m) King's Clerk Official
John Colyn (m) Husbandman Fortho < Northamptonshire < England Surety for defendant
John Lane (m) Husbandman Wyboston < Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant
Richard Fille (m) Yeoman Old Warden < Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Coventre (m) Citizen Carpenter London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Hethe (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
William Asheby (m) Gentleman Foscote < Northamptonshire < England Surety for defendant
William Forster (m) Husbandman Keysoe < Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant
William Fortho (m) Esquire Fortho < Northamptonshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 349

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Coventre states that on 12 February 1448 John Laurence made a bond with him in £12, but has not paid, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JL states that this bond was not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Trinity. Bond given to Henry Filongley for safe keeping. Pledges named for JL.

Postea text: Bond delivered John Prysot, CJCP. HF quit.

Postea text: Bond returned to HF, JP quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Magdalen, Old Fish Street < Castle Baynard Ward < London < England (initial) 12/02/1448
(due) 01/08/1448 < St Peter ad Vincula
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Henry Filongley (m) King's Clerk Official
John Colyn (m) Fortho < Northamptonshire < England Surety for defendant
John Lane (m) Husbandman Wyboston < Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant
John Laurence (m) Gentleman Wyboston < Bedfordshire < England Defendant
John Prysot (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Official
Richard Fille (m) Yeoman Old Warden < Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Coventre (m) Citizen Carpenter London < England Plaintiff
William Forster (m) Husbandman Keysoe < Bedfordshire < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 352

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: Philip Leweston states that on 1 April 1450 he delivered to John Feld for safe-keeping a certain sealed chest containing documents, to be returned on request. However, JF has refused to return it, to his damage of £40.

Pleading: JF granted licence to imparl to octave of Trinity. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 01/04/1450
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Feld (m) Tallow-chandler (lately of) London < England Defendant
Peter Staynford (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Philip Leweston (m) Clerk Common Pleas [court] Plaintiff
William Overton (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
William Staynford (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
William Thurgor (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 353d

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Ellen Turvyle states that on 16 April 1432 Thomas Letterfort, now deceased, made a bond with her in London in £100. However, he did not pay, and nor have his executors, his widow Margery and John Goter, to her damage of £40. She shows the bond in court.

Pleading: ML and JG granted licence to imparl to octave of Trinity.

Case notes: See also CP 40/759, rot 271 (similar case, different date and different damages claim).

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Michael Wood Street < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 16/04/1432
(due) 24/06/1432 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Ellen Turvyle (f) Gentlewoman (lately of) Shenley < Hertfordshire < England Plaintiff
John Goter (m) Parson Newington [church] Newington < Suffolk < England Defendant, Executor
Margery Letterfort (f) Widow Great Marlow < Buckinghamshire < England Defendant, Executor
Thomas Letterfort (m) dec. Gentleman Woburn < Buckinghamshire < England Testator
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Tregodek (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 356

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Godyn states that on 17 February 1448 John Chevercourt made a bond with him in £14 13s 4d, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JC came in person [rest of plea omitted].

Pleading: [Followed by separate mesne process entry] Memorandum that JG, in person, on 19 May this term, showed to the justices a bill against JC, clerk of the Bench, in these words. JG sues against JC on plea that he render £14 13s 4d which he owes [as above]. Pledges for prosecution named. And JC granted licence to imparl to Thursday after the octave of Trinity next.

Pleading: [continued at Trinity 1450, rot 210] On this day, parties come, JC states that JG ought not maintain his action, as by a bond made between JC and a certain John Chamberleyn and JG, of which he shows the part sealed by JG in court, dated 17 February 1448, JC and Chamberleyn were bound together to Godyn in £14 13s 4d as claimed. However, JG conceded that if JC and Chamberleyn paid 20s at the Nativity of St John the Baptist next, and 20s at Michaelmas, 20s at Christmas, 20s at Easter, and so on, feast by feast, until at Christmas 1451 the remaining 13s 4d be paid, then the bond shall be cancelled. And if there be default of any payment, in part or in full, then JC and Chamberleyn concede that the bond shall remain valid and be executed. However, Chamberleyn has made these payments faithfully according to the agreement, at Bourne in Lincolnshire.

Pleading: JG states that Chamberleyn did not pay him the 20s due at Michaelmas 1449, as required by the agreement.

Pleading: JC states that Chamberleyn did pay JG the 20s due at Michaelmas 1449, according to the terms of the agreement. Parties on country, sheriff of Lincolnshire to have jury of Bourne here at octave of Michaelmas.

Postea text: 3 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to Friday after quindene of Easter 1451.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/758, rot 210.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Andrew Undershaft < Lime Street Ward < London < England (initial) 17/02/1448
(due) 24/06/1448 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Chamberleyn (m) Esquire (lately of) Cornwall < England Other
John Chevercourt (m) Gentleman Stamford < Lincolnshire < England Defendant
John Godyn (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
John Quedehampton (m) Surety of Plaintiff
Robert Vaus (m) Surety of Plaintiff
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 357

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Loan; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: John Sewele junior, son and executor of John Sewele senior, and William Vespene and his wife Mariota, former wife and executor of JS senior, state that on 17 March 1441 JS senior, now deceased, demised to Thomas Garnowe a messuage with appurtenances in the parish of St Botolph Billingsgate, London, to hold for one year at an annual rent of 4m, payable at the four usual terms. However, although he occupied this property for this year, he has not paid the 4m due. Also, on that same day, TG borrowed a further 6m from JS senior, payable on request, but has not re-paid this either. He has therefore not re-paid this total of 10m, either to JS himself or to his executors, to their damage of £20. Thomas Garnowe owes them 10m by way of a rental agreement made with J. Sewale Sen.. for one messuage with appurtenances, and a loan made from J Sewale Sen.. to the same Thomas Garnowe for 6m. Damages claimed at £20.

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

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

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Botolph Billingsgate < Billingsgate Ward < London < England (initial) 17/03/1441
Rental Agreement St Botolph Billingsgate < Billingsgate Ward < London < England (initial) 17/03/1441
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Hoppyng (m) Attorney of defendant
John Sewele snr (m) dec. Testator
John Sewele jnr (m) Executor, Plaintiff
Mariota Vespene (f) Plaintiff
Thomas Garnowe (m) Bailiff (lately of) Powderham < Devon < England Defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Vespene (m) Executor, Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 377d

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Housebreaking; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: John Bekyngham states that on 20 March 1450 Robert Beuley, together with Richard Wheler, Margery Waltham, Alice White, Robert Seke and his wife Margaret, John Moreland and Nicholas Merssham forcibly broke his close and houses in London, against the peace and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: RB denies force and arms; parties on country. Concerning the rest of the plea, he states that the action should not continue because at the time of the alleged trespass this property was his own soil and free tenement, and he entered rightfully.

Pleading: JB states that at the time of the trespass this property was his own soil and free tenement, and not that of RB. Enquiry by country, jury here at octave of St John the Baptist.

Postea text: 3 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Easter 1451.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking St Botolph without Aldersgate < Aldersgate Ward < London < England (initial) 20/03/1450
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Alice White (f) Servant London < England Accessory
John Bekyngham (m) Plaintiff
John Moreland (m) Brewer London < England Accessory
Margaret Seke (f) London < England Accessory
Margery Waltham (f) Widow London < England Accessory
Nicholas Merssham (m) Gentleman London < England Accessory
Richard Wheler (m) Goldsmith London < England Accessory
Robert Beuley (m) Yeoman (lately of) London < England Defendant
Robert Seke (m) Pewterer London < England Accessory
William Staynford (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 378d

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Damages awarded: 26s 8d
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Fulk Bermyngham and John Norys state that on 12 May 1447 Richard Rouceter made two bonds with them, each in £10, but has not paid either, to their damage of £40. They show the bonds in court.

Pleading: RR states that he can not deny the action, and that he owes this debt as claimed. Order that FB and JN recover the debts, and damages of 26s 8d. RR amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 12/05/1447
(due) 25/12/1447 < Christmas
Bond St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 12/05/1447
(due) 29/09/1447 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Fulk Bermyngham (m) Clerk Plaintiff
John Norys (m) Esquire Plaintiff
Richard Jay (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Roucetre (m) Gentleman (lately of) Shepton Beauchamp < Somerset < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 379

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Geoffrey Boleyn states that on 29 May 1444 Thomas Boleyn made a bond with him in £200, payable at Michaelmas next. GB acknowledges satisfaction of £160 of this debt, but TB has not paid the remaining £40, to his damage of £40. Bond shown in court.

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

Postea text: 3 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Easter 1451.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 29/05/1444
(due) 29/09/1444 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Geoffrey Boleyn (m) Citizen London < England Plaintiff
John Goldwell (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Boleyn (m) Parson, Rector Doddington [church] Doddington < Cambridgeshire < Doddington < England Defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 379d

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Damages awarded: £8
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: Richard Pierpount and John Beford state that on 17 August 1447 John Clerk made a bond with them in £16 17s 7½d, but has not paid, to their damage of £20. Bond shown in court.

Pleading: JC granted licence to imparl to quindene of Trinity 1450.

Pleading: [continued at Trinity 1450, rot 117] JC states that he should not be bound to this debt, as at this time he was imprisoned by RP and JB and their associates in Exeter, and detained there until he made the bond under duress.

Pleading: RP and JB deny this, stating that at the time of the bond JC was not imprisoned, and made the bond freely and not under any duress. Enquiry by country, sheriff of Devon to have jury of Exeter here at Michaelmas three weeks.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Martinmas 1450.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to quindene of Michaelmas 1451, nisi prius they come before the justices of assize in Devon, at Exeter, on 28 July 1451. On this day, plaintiffs come, justices send record that on that day, before Nicholas Ayssheton and Walter Moyle, justices of assize, parties came by attorney, jury stated that at the time of the bond Clerk was not imprisoned, and made the bond freely and not under duress. Damages and costs assigned at £8. Order that plaintiffs recover debt and damages, JC amerced.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/758, rot 117.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Magnus the Martyr < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 17/08/1447
(due) 15/08/1448 < Blessed Virgin Mary, Assumption of
Imprisonment Exeter < Devon < England (initial) 17/08/1447
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Beford (m) Citizen Stockfishmonger London < England Plaintiff
John Clerk (m) Merchant Exeter < Devon < England Defendant
Nicholas Ayssheton (m) Justice
Richard Pierpount (m) Citizen Stockfishmonger London < England Plaintiff
Richard Wolston (m) Attorney of defendant
Walter Moyle (m) Justice
William Bates (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 387

Term: Easter 1450
County: Staffordshire
Writ type: Disseisin
Damages claimed: 50m
Case type: Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: Richard Vernon amerced for many defaults. William Burley and Thomas Lyttelton state that on the eve of Michaelmas 1446 William Trussell demised to them at farm the manor of Kibblestone, to hold for 10 years, and they occupied this manor until 6 August 1450, when RV forcibly entered the manor and ejected them from their farm, against the peace and to their damage of 500m.

Pleading: RV seeks licence to imparl as far as Trinity term 1450.

Postea text: 2 posteas - further licences to imparl as far as Hilary term 1451.

Case notes: Case possibly being brought as a trespass suit, as specifies 'vi et armis' in the plea.

Events
Type Place Date
Rental Agreement Acton Trussell < Staffordshire < England (initial) 29/09/1446
(due) 29/09/1456
Disseisin Kibblestone < Staffordshire < England (initial) 06/08/1450
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Vernon (m) Knight (lately of) London < England Defendant
Thomas Heth (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Lyttelton (m) Plaintiff
William Burley (m) Plaintiff
William Kyrkeby (m) Attorney of defendant
William Trussell (m) Knight Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 389

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Katherine, former wife and executor of Ralph Say, and William Townesende, her co-executor, state that on 1 July 1440 William Trussell made a bond with RS, now deceased, in £14, payable on 22 July next. However, he has not paid, either RS himself or the plaintiffs as his executors, to their damage of £20. They show the bond in court, and the testamentary letters of RS, by which they have executry and administration.

Pleading: WT granted licence to imparl to quindene of Trinity 1450.

Postea text: 7 further licences to imparl, to quindene of Easter 1452.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Antholin Budge Row < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 01/07/1440
(due) 22/07/1440
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Abell (m) Attorney of defendant
Katherine Say (f) London < England Plaintiff
Ralph Say (m) dec. Citizen Grocer London < England Creditor
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Townesende (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
William Trussell (m) Knight Leicestershire < England alias (lately of) Elmesthorpe < Leicestershire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 389d

Term: Easter 1450
County: Oxfordshire
Writ type: Other
Damages claimed: £300
Case type: Negligence; Safe keeping; Sale of goods

Pleading: Thomas Brampton states that on 10 October 1446, in Burford, he delivered by the hands of Robert Longe and Richard Drynke nine sarplars of Cotswold wool to Lewis Stroche for safe-keeping, and LS took custody of these in return for an agreed sum of 13s 4d. However, LS kept them negligently, and the wool was taken and carried away, to his damage of £300.

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

Pleading: [continued at Trinity 1450, rot 120] LS states that TB ought not maintain his action. Regarding three of these nine sarplars of wool, LS states that TB did not deliver these three sarplars to him as claimed. Parties on country. Regarding the other six sarplars, LS states that between the delivery of the wool to him, and the day when the wool was supposedly taken, TB sold these sarplars of wool to a certain Forestus de Rabate, and FR thus took them away.

Pleading: TB states that he did not sell these six sarplars to FR as claimed by LS. Enquiry by country. To try the issue regarding the three sarplars, sheriff of Oxfordshire to have jury here at octave of Michaelmas. And regarding the six sarplars, sheriff of London to have jury of St Benet Fink here at the same term.

Postea text: Parties come, sheriff of London did not send writ, to Michaelmas one month 1450.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/758, rot 120. See also CP 40/753, rot 112d.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Benet Fink < Broad Street Ward < London < England
Safe Keeping Burford < Oxfordshire < England (initial) 10/10/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Tanfeld (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Lewis Stroche (m) Merchant London < England Defendant
Richard Drynke (m) Other
Robert Longe (m) Other
Thomas Brampton (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 390d

Term: Easter 1450
County: Southampton
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond; Contract (general)

Pleading: William Soper states that on 26 August 1446 John Somerton made a bond with him, by which he was to pay WS £5 per year for the period that JS should be in full possession of the office of customer of Southampton, which office WS then held. JS held the office for two whole years after the date of the bond, and thus owes WS £10 for this period, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JS granted licence to imparl to quindene of Trinity 1450.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond
Contract (not Service/employment)
Southampton < Hampshire < England (initial) 26/08/1446
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Somerton (m) Grocer London < England Defendant
John Yevan (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant
William Soper (m) Burgess, Esquire Southampton < Hampshire < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 391

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: John Salman states that on 10 July 1443 William Hendelove bought from him 50 hats ('caleptras'), 1½ yards of tartarin, two reams of paper, 3 sticks ('stycas') of feathers, a gross of pins, 200 skins of budge, 3 pieces of lawn and 7 yards of crimson velvet of gold, all for £42 11s 10d, payable on request. JS acknowledges that he has been paid £3 11s 10d of this sum, but WH has not paid the remaining £39, to his damage of £40.

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

Pleading: [continued at Trinity 1450, rot 114d] WH states that he does not owe JS this or any money as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Michaelmas.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to Michaelmas one month 1450

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/758, rot 115d.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Olave Old Jewry < Coleman Street Ward < London < England (initial) 10/07/1443
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Noreys alias Thomas Noreys (m) Attorney of defendant
John Salman (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Hendelove (m) Weaver Devizes < Wiltshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 391d

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Breach of Statute; Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: William Hoper, citing the terms of the Statute of Labourers, states that on 28 February 1449 he retained William Lyfe to serve him for one year to collect all his fruits, tithes and rents from the chapels of Elmley and Radfield in Kent, of which WH was parson, and to repair and maintain the houses, walls and closes pertaining to the chapels, as well as to celebrate the divine services in the chapels, taking 8m in return. WL was thus retained from 28 February 1149 until 8 October 1449, when, at Radfield, he left his service without reasonable cause or licence, in contempt of the king, against the form of the statute and to his damage of £40.

Pleading: WL granted licence to imparl to octave of Trinity. Pledges named for defendant.

Postea text: 2 further licences to imparl, to octave of Hilary 1451.

Case notes: See also rot 118 for related case.

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Benet Paul's Wharf < Castle Baynard Ward < London < England (initial) 28/02/1449
Breach of Statute Radfield < Kent < England (initial) 08/10/1449
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Blechenden (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
John Clere (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
John Miller (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Hoper (m) Clerk Plaintiff
William Lyfe (m) Clerk London < England Defendant
William Staynford (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 392

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment

Pleading: John Barkby states that on 29 May 1448 John Nyground made a bond with him in £6, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. Bond shown in court.

Pleading: JN granted licence to imparl to octave of Trinity 1450.

Pleading: [continued at Trinity 1450, rot 207] JN states that he ought not owe this debt, as at the time of the making of the bond he was imprisoned by JB and his associates at St Martin le Grand in London, and made the bond under duress.

Pleading: JB denies imprisoning JN, stating that JN made the bond freely and not under duress. Enquiry by the country, sheriff to have jury of St Martin le Grand and ward of Farringdon Within here at octave of Michaelmas.

Postea text: [on CP 40/758, rot 207] 5 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to octave of Hilary 1452.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/758, rot 207.

Events
Type Place Date
Imprisonment St Martin le Grand < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 29/05/1448
Bond St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 29/05/1448
(due) 29/09/1448 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Unton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Barkby (m) Citizen Baker London < England Plaintiff
John Knot (m) Attorney of defendant
John Nyground (m) Baker London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 392d

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: Roger Hunte states that on [date omitted] William Stevenes, now deceased, accounted before Thomas Lokton and William Welwyk, auditors, for various sums of money received by him for RH, and was found to be in arrears by £75 11s. However, neither WS himself nor his executors (the defendants John Pedyrton and William Smyth, and their co-executor William Clyff) have paid, to his damage of £20.

Pleading: JP and WS granted licence to imparl to quindene of Trinity.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Bust (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Pedyrton (m) Clerk Wells < Somerset < England Defendant, Executor
Roger Hunte (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Lokton (m) Auditor
Walter Parys (m) Attorney of defendant
William Clyff (m) Clerk (lately of) London < England Executor
William Smyth (m) Clerk Wells < Somerset < England Defendant, Executor
William Stevenes (m) dec. Clerk Wells < Somerset < England Testator
William Welwyk (m) Auditor

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 409

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond; Safe keeping; Sale of goods

Pleading: Thomas Salle states that on 11 November 1448 Matthew Date made a bond with him in £68 7s 8d, payable at Easter then next. TS acknowledges that he ahs been paid £28 7s 8d of this debt, but MD has not paid the remaining £40, to his damage of £20. Bond shown in court.

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

Pleading: [continued at Trinity 1450, rot 205] [Re-enrolment of initial pleading, with further licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas 1450.]

Pleading: [continued at Michaelmas 1450, rot 109] MD states that he ought not owe this debt, as the document which TS shows in court as written by MD was actually written and sealed by MD and Lawrence Poge, and was delivered to a certain John Spyryng to be kept as a schedule in safe-keeping, to be delivered to TS on certain conditions, namely that if JS and TS should, in the name of MD and LP, ship 8 sarplars of wool in the port of [omitted] overseas, and if MD and LP should pay the king all customs due for this, then JS should deliver this document to TS. However, MD states that this wool was never shipped, and thus JS should not have delivered this document to TS. Therefore this document was not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at [omitted].

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/758, rot 206 (further licence to imparl), and CP 40/759, rot 109.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Abchurch < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 11/11/1448
(due) 13/04/1449 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Spyryng (m) Other
Lawrence Podeo alias Lawrence Poge (m) Other
Matthew Date (m) Merchant Lucca < Foreign < Italy Defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Salle (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 409

Term: Easter 1450
County: Cambridgeshire
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Assault; Housebreaking

Pleading: Thomas Copcy states that on 9 December 1449 John Croxton forcibly broke his close at Dolyngham and inflicted such great injuries upon him that he dare not go about his business, namely the visiting of the sick of his parish, for fear of further injury a long time, namely from that 9 December until the date of his original writ [date omitted]. This was against the peace and to his damage of £20.

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

Postea text: 2 posteas, sheriff did not send writ, to morrow of Martinmas 1450.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
House-breaking
Dullingham < Cambridgeshire < England (initial) 09/12/1449
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Croxton (m) Chandler London < England Defendant
Thomas Copcy (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Depden (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 409d

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Salle states that on 11 November 1448 Lawrence de Podeo, now deceased, made a bond with him in £68 7s 8d, payable at Easter then next. TS acknowledges payment of £28 7s 8d of this sum, but neither LP nor his executors, Nicholas de Podeo or Joan de Podeo, have paid the remaining £40, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: NP and JP granted licence to imparl to octave of Trinity.

Pleading: [continued at Trinity 1450, rot 205] [Re-enrolment of initial pleading, with further licence to imparl to octave of Michaelmas 1450.]

Pleading: [continued at Michaelmas 1450, rot 116] The executors state that they ought not owe this debt, as the document which TS shows in court as written by LP was actually written and sealed by LP and a certain Lawrence Poge, and was delivered to a certain John Spyryng to be kept as a schedule in safe-keeping, to be delivered to TS on certain conditions, namely that if JS and TS should, in the name of Poge and a certain Matthew Date, ship 8 sarplars of wool in the port of [omitted] overseas, and if Poge and MD should pay the king all customs due for this, then JS should deliver this document to TS. However, the executors state that this wool was never shipped, and thus JS should not have delivered this document to TS. Therefore this document was not of the making of LP. Parties on country, jury here at octave of Hilary. Document to remain in safe-keeping of Henry Fylongley.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/758, rot 205 (further licence to imparl), and further pleadings on CP 40/759 rot 116.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Abchurch < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 11/11/1448
(due) 13/04/1449 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Fylongley (m) King's Clerk Official
Joan Podeo (f) Widow (lately of) London < England Defendant, Executor
John Spyryng (m) Other
Lawrence Podeo (m) dec. Merchant (lately of) Lucca < Foreign < Italy Testator
Matthew Date (m) Other
Nicholas Podeo (m) Merchant (lately of) London < England Defendant, Executor
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Salle (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 417d

Term: Easter 1450
County: Surrey
Writ type: Debt (bond); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: £60
Case type: Bond; Imprisonment; Sale of goods

Pleading: William Whallay, prior of New Place by Guildford, amerced for many defaults. Robert Edolf and Thomas Thorp state that on 23 July 1443 Ralph Alderley, former prior of New Place by Guildford, and the convent of that house, in their chapter house, made a bond with them in £25, payable on 3 November 1444, and on 24 July 1443 they bought from them a certain woollen cloth of Lyre, containing 33 yards, and a certain white woollen cloth containing 26 yards, a certain linen cloth of Brabant containing 52 ells, one linen Flemish cloth containing 50 ells (literally 4 dozen ells and 2 ells), all for £15, payable at Michaelmas next, for the use and clothing of the prior and canons. However, neither the former prior nor the present prior have paid this total of £40 to RE and TT, to their damage of £60. They show the £25 bond in court.

Pleading: Prior WW granted licence to imparl to quindene of Trinity, with assent of plaintiffs.

Pleading: [continued at Michaelmas 1450, rot 331] The present prior states that he should not owe the £25 bond, since at the time it was made the former prior had in his house various other co-canons, namely Roger Buk, William Trevys, William Lyngefeld, Robert Autron, William London, Richard Bryd, James Mekelheryng, Clement Grace and Richard Brampton, who were the entire convent at this time, and through the threat of imprisonment he forced them to seal this bond with the common seal of the house. Concerning the other £15, he states that the cloth never came to them. Parties on country.

Pleading: RE and TT state that the canons made the bond of their own free will, and not under any threats from the former prior. Enquiry by country, jury here at octave of Hilary.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to octave of Hilary 1452. On this day, parties come, jury comes to give verdict, RE and TT do not prosecute their writ. They and pledges amerced. Prior sent without day.

Case notes: Continued on CP 40/759, rot 331. See also CP 40/758, rot 104.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Guildford < Surrey < England (initial) 23/07/1443
(due) 03/11/1444
Sale of Goods Guildford < Surrey < England (initial) 24/07/1443
(due) 29/09/1443 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Clement Grace (m) Canon New Place By Guildford [priory] Guildford < Surrey < England Other
James Mekelheryng (m) Canon New Place By Guildford [priory] Guildford < Surrey < England Other
Ralph Alderley (m) Prior New Place By Guildford [priory] Guildford < Surrey < England Other
Richard Brampton (m) Canon New Place By Guildford [priory] Guildford < Surrey < England Other
Richard Bryd (m) Canon New Place By Guildford [priory] Guildford < Surrey < England Other
Robert Autron (m) Canon New Place By Guildford [priory] Guildford < Surrey < England Other
Robert Edolf (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Roger Buk (m) Canon New Place By Guildford [priory] Guildford < Surrey < England Other
Thomas Thorp (m) Gentleman Plaintiff
William London (m) Canon New Place By Guildford [priory] Guildford < Surrey < England Other
William Lyngefeld (m) Canon New Place By Guildford [priory] Guildford < Surrey < England Other
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Thawytes (m) Attorney of defendant
William Trevys (m) Canon New Place By Guildford [priory] Guildford < Surrey < England Other
William Whallay (m) Prior New Place By Guildford [priory] Guildford < Surrey < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/757, rot. 419d

Term: Easter 1450
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Thomas Chalton states that on 16 October 1443 John Hewyk made bond with him in £40, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JH granted licence to imparl to octave of Trinity, with assent of TC.

Postea text: Further licence to imparl, to octave of Michaelmas 1450, with assent.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Alban Wood Street < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 16/10/1443
(due) 25/12/1443 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Hewyk jnr (m) Gentleman (lately of) St Andrew Holborn < Middlesex < England Defendant
Roger Brook (m) Attorney of defendant
Thomas Chalton (m) Alderman, Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
William Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff