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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 032
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 032d
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Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 032

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: 8m
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: William Fraunceys states that on 20 April 1459 he and Thomas Gayler junior accounted together in London for various sums of his money received by TG, and TG was found to be in arrears by £8. However, TG has refused to pay this, to his damage of 8m.

Pleading: TG states that he does not owe WF this or any money as claimed. Order that he wager his law at the octave of the Purification next. Pledges for law named. Attorney to have him here on that day.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 20/04/1459
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Scot (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
John Stok (m) Surety of law (compurgator)
Thomas Gayler jnr (m) Maltman Ardeley < Hertfordshire < England Defendant
William Fraunceys (m) Citizen Brewer London < England Plaintiff
William Hert (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 032

Term: Hilary 1461
County: Bedfordshire
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 40s
Damages awarded: []
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Thomas Eston states that on 1 March 1460 Francus Johnson bought from him 46 quarters of malt for £6 18s, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: FJ admits the action, and that he owes this debt. Order that TE recover the said £6 18s from FJ, and damages assigned at [omitted]. FJ amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods Holme < Bedfordshire < England (initial) 01/03/1460
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Francus Johnson (m) Cordwainer London < England Defendant
Thomas Eston (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 032d

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: 5m
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: William Brocas states that on 20 May 1459 he and his brother Bernard Brocas accounted together in London for various labours and expenses in the trades of grocery and apothecary, and it was agreed that Bernard owed William £4 15s 4d. However, Bernard has not paid this, to his damage of 5m.

Pleading: BB granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter. WB appoints Robert Vaus as his attorney.

Case notes: See also rot 181.

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting St Mary Aldermary < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 20/05/1459
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Bernard Brocas (m) Gentleman (lately of) Horton < Buckinghamshire < England Defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Brocas (m) Grocer London < England Plaintiff
William Flegge (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 038

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Bysshop states that on 26 May 1459 John Braham made a bond with him in London in £10, but has not paid, to his damage of 10m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: John Braham granted licence to imparl to Easter three weeks, with assent of Bysshop.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Andrew Holborn < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 26/05/1459
(due) 01/11/1459 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Braham (m) Esquire (lately of) Wetheringsett < Suffolk < England Defendant
John Bysshop (m) Gloucester < Gloucestershire < England Plaintiff
John Huntyngton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Martyn (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 038d

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan); Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 40s
Damages awarded: 6s 8d
Case type: Loan; Sale of goods

Pleading: Richard Beeston states that on 20 March 1459 Roger Hall bought a horse from him for 46s 7d, payable at Michaelmas then next, and also borrowed a further 20s, payable at the same feast. However, RH has not paid either debt, totalling 66s 7d, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: RH admits the action, and that he owes this 66s 7d as claimed. Order that RB recover the debt, and damages of 6s 8d. RH amerced. RB remits the damages, and RH is quit of that, but is committed to the Fleet for the debt.

Postea text: RB acknowledged satisfaction of the debt. RH quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Nicholas Shambles < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 20/03/1459
(due) 29/09/1459 < Michaelmas
Loan St Nicholas Shambles < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 20/03/1459
(due) 29/09/1459 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Grene (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Beeston (m) Plaintiff
Roger Hall (m) Yeoman (lately of) Leeds < Yorkshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 039d

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Stuward states that on 9 May 1458 John Derham made a bond with him in £120, but has not paid, to his damage of £40. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JD granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter, with assent of JS. JS appoints Simon Elryngton in his place against JD.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Ethelburga < Bishopsgate Ward < London < England (initial) 09/05/1458
(due) 09/05/1459
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Derham (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Defendant
John Stuward (m) Citizen Merchant London < England Plaintiff
Simon Elryngton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 046

Term: Hilary 1461
County: Hertfordshire
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Nicholas Shyrwode states that on 2 May 1460 William Andrewe made a bond with him in Great Munden in 40s, but has not paid, to his damage of 40s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: WA seeks to hear the bond and endorsement, and these are read. The endorsement states that the condition of this bond is such that if WA should pay NS, his heirs, etc, 30s as follows, namely 3s 4d at Ss Peter ad Vincula next, 3s 4d at All Saints', 3s 4d at the Purification, 3s 4d at Pentecost, and so on each quarter until 30s has been paid, then the bond shall be cancelled; but, if any payment is defaulted, in part or in full, then the bond shall remain in force. WA then states that NS ought not have his action, as he fully followed all the terms of this endorsement.

Pleading: NS states that WA did not pay him the 3s 4d due at the feast of St Peter ad Vincula 1460, as required by the endorsement.

Pleading: WA states that he did pay NS this 3s 4d, as specified by the endorsement. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Great Munden < Hertfordshire < England (initial) 02/05/1460
(due) 01/08/1460 < St Peter ad Vincula
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Grene (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Nicholas Shyrwode (m) Citizen Leatherseller Plaintiff
William Andrewe (m) Maltman Great Munden < Hertfordshire < England Defendant
William Hert (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 061

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Damages awarded: 20s
Costs: 40s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Richard Turpyn states that on 27 March 1458 John Peer made a bond with him in London in £20 12s 5d. He acknowledges that JP has paid him 12s 5d of this sum, but JP has not paid the remaining £20, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: JP states that on the same day, by a schedule of which he presents the part sealed by RT in court, it was agreed between them that if JP should pay this sum of £20 12s 5d according to certain terms, namely that he should pay £7 5s 9d at Michaelmas 1458, £6 13s 4d at Easter 1459, and £6 13s 4d at Michaelmas 1459, then the bond should be cancelled; otherwise it was to remain in force. JP states that he paid the aforesaid £20 to RT according to this agreement.

Pleading: RT, not acknowledging that JP paid any part of this £20 as he has claimed, states that JP did not pay him the £6 13s 4d due at Easter 1459.

Pleading: JP states that he paid RT the £6 13s 4d due at Easter 1459, in the parish of St Martin Ludgate in London. Both parties on country, jury here at quindene of Easter. Pledges named for defendant.

Postea text: Before this date, plea remained without day, as Edward IV removed Henry VI from power. In Trinity term 1461 RT sought a writ to the sheriff of London to re-summon JP to hear judgment, and to have jury here. Granted, returnable at the quindene of Michaelmas 1461.

Postea text: RT came, sheriff sent that JP had nothing in his bailiwick. Order to sheriff to take him and have him here at octave of Hilary 1462. Sheriff also sent jury panel, of which nothing. Jury in respite to same term, for default.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to Easter five weeks 1462, nisi prius they come before Robert Danby, CJCP, at St Martin le Grand on 20 May 1462. On that day, RT came, RD sent record that on that day, before RD and Thomas Danby, RT came, JP did not come, in default. Jury came, said that JP did not pay this £6 13s 4d to RT as claimed. Damages assigned at 20s, costs at 40s. Order that RT recover debt and damages, JP amerced. RT remits 20s of these damages, of which JP is quit.

Postea text: JP committed to the Fleet prison.

Postea text: Record and process on this case summoned before the king by virtue of a writ of error, directed to RD, dated 20 October 1464.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Olave Old Jewry < Coleman Street Ward < London < England (initial) 27/03/1458
(due) 29/09/1458 < Michaelmas
Release (from Debt/obligation) St Martin Ludgate < Farringdon Ward Within < London < England (initial) 25/03/1459
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Drayton (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
John Okland (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
John Peer (m) Grocer London < England Defendant
Nicholas Wedyrby (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Turpyn (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Plaintiff
Robert Danby (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
Robert Gysbourne (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Danby (m) Justice
William Hert (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 101

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £200
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: Henry Husy states that on 8 June 1452 he delivered to John Hole for safe-keeping a certain sealed chest containing charters and other documents relating to his rights in various manors, namely the manors of Harting, Wenham, Iping, Pulborough, Rudgwick, Elsted and Chithurst in Sussex, the manors of Ashurst, Hascombe and Danehurst in Surrey, the manors of Great Rissington and Sapperton in Gloucestershire, the manor of Standen Hussey (South Standen) in Wiltshire, the manors of Chilston and Stourmouth in Kent, the manor of Freefolk Husy [Hampshire], the manors of South Moreton and West Wytham in Berkshire, the manors of Eling [Hampshire] and Averham in Nottinghamshire, Abbotstone and a burgage and eight virgates in Winchester in Hampshire, the manor of 'Wyntney' in [omitted], and the manor of 'Felyng' in [omitted], as well as other manors, lands and tenements. This chest was to be returned on request, but JH has refused to return it, to his damage of £200.

Pleading: JH admits that HH delivered the chest to him as he claimed, but states that he was always ready to deliver it to HH, but that it is so heavy that he was unable to bring it with him into court.

Pleading: Since JH has said nothing to prevent his action, HH seeks judgment and delivery of the chest and contents. And since JH has said nothing to deny the return of the chest, it is ordered that HH recover the chest from JH, and have delivery. JH not amerced, as he came on the first day. HH remits any damages due on account of this.

Events
Type Place Date
Safe Keeping St John the Evangelist < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 08/06/1452
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Edmund Wheteley (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Henry Husy (m) Knight Plaintiff
John Hole (m) Tailor London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 102

Term: Hilary 1461
County: Surrey
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods; Trespass (chattels)

Pleading: John, abbot of Bermondsey, states that on 28 July 1460 William Clement, together with Richard Cosyn and Maurice Heralt, forcibly broke his close at Rotherhithe and fished in his fishponds, taking fish worth 100s, namely 40 pike, 100 tench, 100 perch and 200 roach, and destroyed his grass worth £10. This continued from this day until the date of his original writ, namely [omitted] 39 Henry VI. This was against the peace, and to his damage of £20.

Pleading: WC granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter. [Pleading followed by mesne process against Cosyn and Heralt, who did not come. Sheriff to take, did not send writ, to take for same term.]

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Rotherhithe < Surrey < England (initial) 28/07/1460
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Bromley (m) Abbot Bermondsey [abbey] Bermondsey < Surrey < England Plaintiff
Maurice Heralt (m) Labourer (lately of) Rotherhithe < Surrey < England Accessory
Richard Cosyn (m) Labourer (lately of) Rotherhithe < Surrey < England Accessory
William Clement (m) Tailor (lately of) London < England Defendant
William Fagger (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 103

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Damages awarded: 26s 8d
Costs: 46s 8d
Case type: Bond

Pleading: George Style and John Thomas, executors of the testament of Thomas Grove, and William Hyde and his wife Joan, widow and co-executor of Thomas Grove, state that on 16 July 1456 John Pere made a bond with Thomas Grove, now deceased, in £4 6s. However, he did not pay TG during his life, or the executors after his death, to their damage of 100s. They show the bond in court, and the testamentary letters of TG, by which GS, JT, WH (sic) and JH have executry and administration.

Pleading: JP states that this bond is not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Easter. Pledges named for defendant.

Postea text: Before this day, plea remained without day, as Edward IV removed Henry VI from power. In Trinity term 1461 the plaintiffs sought a writ to re-summon JP to hear judgment, and to have jury here, and this was granted, returnable at the quindene of Michaelmas 1461.

Postea text: Process continued, jury in respite to quindene of Easter 1462, nisi prius they come before Robert Danby, CJCP, at St Martin le Grand on 12 February 1462. At the quindene of Easter, plaintiffs came by attorney, RD sent record that on that day, before RD and Thomas Danby, plaintiffs came by attorney, JP did not come, in default. Jury said that the bond was of JP's making. Damages assigned at 26s 8d, costs at 46s 8d. Order that plaintiffs recover debt and damages, to a total of 5m 6s 8d. JP to be taken.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond All Hallows Bread Street < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 16/07/1456
(due) 25/12/1456 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
George Style (m) Gentleman Executor, Plaintiff
Joan Grove alias Joan Hyde (f) Executor, Plaintiff
John Amell (m) Cutler London < England Surety for defendant
John Pere (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Defendant
John Thomas (m) Citizen Brewer London < England Executor, Plaintiff
Richard Boston (m) Draper London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Danby (m) Chief Justice Common Pleas [court] Justice
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Danby (m) Justice
Thomas Grove alias Thomas Grover (m) dec. Citizen Pewterer London < England Testator
William Boteler (m) Draper London < England Surety for defendant
William Hawghton (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
William Hyde (m) Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 105

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 600m
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: Thomas Mayre senior amerced for many defaults. William Burghchier, Arthur Ormesby and Walter Writtill state that on 20 July 1460 Thomas Mayre senior and Thomas Mayre junior broke their close and house in London and took and carried away a gold goblet worth £40, against the peace and to their damage of 600m.

Pleading: TM senior by attorney and TM junior in person granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
St Andrew Undershaft < Aldersgate Ward < London < England (initial) 20/07/1460
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Arthur Ormesby (m) Esquire Plaintiff
John Quyk (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Mayre jnr (m) Yeoman London < England Defendant
Thomas Mayre snr (m) Brewer London < England Defendant
Walter Writtill (m) Esquire Plaintiff
William Burghchier (m) Knight Plaintiff
William Praers (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 106d

Term: Hilary 1461
County: Shropshire
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Loan

Pleading: John Eyton, prior of Wombridge, states that on 20 October 1458 William Stanley borrowed 4m from him, payable on request, but has not repaid this, to his damage of £10.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Loan Wombridge < Shropshire < England (initial) 20/10/1458
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Eyton (m) Prior Wombridge [priory] Wombridge < Shropshire < England Plaintiff
John Hawe (m) Attorney of defendant
John Salter (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Stanley (m) Chaplain (lately of) London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 111d

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Henry Hale states that on 29 November 1459 Thomas Sheffeld made a bond with him in £4 8s 2d, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Stephen Walbrook < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 29/11/1459
(due) 01/06/1460
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Hale (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Sheffeld (m) Citizen Brewer London < England Defendant
William Hert (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 112

Term: Hilary 1461
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Roger Bool, parson of St Clement Danes (alias Roger Bole, rector), states that on 13 July 1455 John Tomkyn made a bond with him in 10m, payable at Easter then next, but has not paid, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Clement Danes < Middlesex < England (initial) 13/07/1455
(due) 28/03/1456 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Tomkyn (m) Chaplain (lately of) London < England Defendant
Roger Bole alias Roger Bool (m) Parson, Rector St Clement Danes [church] St Clement Danes < Middlesex < England Plaintiff
William Martyn (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 113d

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 20m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Henry Hale states that on 11 May 1459, in London, William Worth made a bond with him in £20, but has not paid, to his damage of 20m. He shows the bond in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Stephen Walbrook < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 11/05/1459
(due) 24/06/1459 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Hale (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Hever (m) Attorney of defendant
William Worth (m) Yeoman (lately of) Dartford < Kent < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 114d

Term: Hilary 1461
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £100
Case type: Housebreaking

Pleading: Thomas and Joan Peend state that on 22 September 1460 Simon Ludbroke forcibly broke the close and house of Joan in the parish of St Giles without Cripplegate in Middlesex, against the peace and to their damage of £100.

Pleading: SL states that on the date of the plaintiffs' original writ he was a merchant and not a broker, as the writ supposes. He therefore seeks judgment on the writ.

Pleading: TP and JP state that on the date of their original writ, namely 5 January 1461, SL was a broker, as the writ supposes. Enquiry by country, jury here at quindene of Easter.

Case notes: Another Middlesex involving these parties on rot 223d, alleging an attack four days earlier. SL described there as 'formerly of Reading, Berkshire, weaver'.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking St Giles without Cripplegate < Middlesex < England (initial) 22/09/1460
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Joan Peend (f) Plaintiff
Simon Ludbroke (m) Broker London < England Defendant
Thomas Peend (m) Plaintiff
William Flegge (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Praers (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 115

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Damages awarded: 6s 8d
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Nicholas Hyndeley states that on 26 May 1460 Thomas Burlas made a bond with him in 76s 8d, but has not paid, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: TB admits the bond and the debt. Order that NH recover the debt, and damages of 6s 8d. TB amerced.

Pleading: [continued at Michaelmas 1463, rot 350d] NH seeks execution of the debt and damages against TB by virtue of the earlier decision. TB granted licence to imparl to octave of Hilary, with assent of NH.

Postea text: NH came, TB did not come. Order that NH have execution against TB for the debt and damages.

Case notes: Further details on CP 40/810, rot 350d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 26/05/1460
(due) 29/09/1460 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Nicholas Hyndeley (m) Gentleman Plaintiff
Thomas Burlas (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 115d

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Damages awarded: 13s 4d
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Nicholas Hyndeley states that on 26 May 1460 Richard Wrenne made a bond with him in 76s 8d, but has not paid, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: RW seeks licence to imparl. Later in this same term, NH returns to this court, and presents himself on this plea. RW does not return, in default. Order that NH recover debt, and damages of 13s 4d. RW amerced.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Dunstan in the West < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 26/05/1460
(due) 29/09/1460 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Nicholas Hyndeley (m) Gentleman Plaintiff
Richard Wrenne (m) Citizen Cooper London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 120

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Robert Gille states that on 6 July 1459 William Bartram made a bond with him in £29 2s 4d, but has not paid, to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: WB states that he ought not owe this debt, as at the time of this bond he was a lay man and of little learning, and that there was an agreement between him and RG that he would make, seal and deliver to RG a certain bond in £29 2s 4d, under a certain condition, namely that if a certain William Goodyng should pay this sum to RG, then the bond would be cancelled. He states that the bond presented in court was read to him as containing this condition, and he, believing this, sealed it and delivered it to RG. Therefore this simple bond, not containing this condition, is not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Easter.

Postea text: Before this date, the plea remained without day, as Edward IV removed Henry VI from power. In Trinity term 1461, William [recte Robert] Gille sought a writ to the sheriff of London to re-summon WB, and to have jury here. This was granted, returnable at the quindene of Michaelmas.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Lawrence Jewry < Cripplegate Ward < London < England (initial) 06/07/1459
(due) 13/04/1460 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Robert Gille (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Plaintiff
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Bartram (m) Esquire, Gentleman Aspley Guise < Bedfordshire < England alias (lately of) London < England Defendant
William Goodyng (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 121

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Isabel, widow and executor of John Ryche, and John Pulter and John Alburgh, her co-executors, state that on 20 July 1458 John Derham made two bonds with John Ryche, now deceased, each £43 6s 8d, both payable on 19 July 1459. However, JD has not paid these two bonds, either to JR or his executors, to their damage of £40. They show the bonds in court, and the testamentary letters of John Wyche [recte Ryche], by which they have executry and administration.

Pleading: JD states that these bonds are not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at octave of the Purification. Pledges named for defendant.

Postea text: Sheriff did not send writ, to quindene of Easter 1461.

Postea text: Plea remained without day, as Edward IV removed Henry VI from power. On 17 June 1461, plaintiffs sought writ to the sheriff of London to re-summon JD, and to have jury here. Granted, returnable at the octave of Michaelmas 1461.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 20/07/1458
(due) 19/07/1459
Bond St Mary le Bow < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 20/07/1458
(due) 19/07/1459
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Isabel Ryche (f) Executor, Plaintiff
John Alburgh (m) Executor, Plaintiff
John Derham (m) Citizen Mercer London < England Defendant
John Pulter (m) Hitchin < Hertfordshire < England Executor, Plaintiff
John Wyche alias John Ryche (m) dec. Citizen Mercer London < England Testator
John Shelley (m) Grocer London < England Surety for defendant
John Stone (m) Skinner London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Broun (m) Tailor London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Adams (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 122

Term: Hilary 1461
County: Essex
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Assault; Real action / rents / damage to real estate; Taking of goods

Pleading: William Dodde states that on 20 September 1458 Richard Dodde forcibly assaulted him in Barking, and took and carried off a certain chest containing various documents, namely: a charter by which Thomas Lyteham, John Grace, Robert atte Hacche, John Barbour and William Ady granted to a certain Edith Vynte, widow of Peter Vynte, a messuage with appurtenances in Barking with an adjacent garden in Baker Street; another charter by which EV granted this same messuage and garden to a Roger Ady and John Elyot, by virtue of a grant of all her lands in the town and fields of Barking and Leigh-on-Sea (Leigh by Prittlewell); another charter by which John Elyot granted this messuage and garden to William Uldale, William Pert, Thomas Frost, Henry Cheseman, Thomas Spicer, John Man alias Otes, and John Philip; and another by which these men granted the messuage and garden to William Dodde; as well as other charters and muniments contained in the chest. This was against the peace and to his damage of £40.

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

Postea text: [Case re-entered at Michaelmas 1461 (CP 40/802, rot 191), in same terms but with damages claim of £100. Defendants granted licence to imparl, then 15 more, to octave of Michaelmas 1465.]

Case notes: Re-entered on CP 40/802, rot 191.

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
Taking of Goods
Barking < Essex < England (initial) 20/09/1458
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Edith Vynte (f) Widow Other
Henry Cheseman (m) Other
John Barbour (m) Barking < Essex < England Other
John Elyot jnr (m) Husbandman Barking < Essex < England Other
John Grace (m) Other
John Otes alias John Man (m) Other
John Philip (m) Other
Peter Staynford (m) Attorney of defendant
Peter Vynte (m) dec. Barking < Essex < England Other
Richard Dodde (m) Barber (lately of) London < England Defendant
Robert atte Hacche (m) Other
Roger Ady (m) Citizen Painter London < England Other
Thomas Frost (m) Other
Thomas Lyteham (m) Rector Woodham Walter [church] Woodham Walter < Essex < England Other
Thomas Spicer (m) Other
Thomas Torold (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Ady (m) East Ham < Essex < England Other
William Dodde (m) Plaintiff
William Pert (m) Other
William Uldale (m) Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 124d

Term: Hilary 1461
County: Bedfordshire
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Debt; Real action / rents / damage to real estate

Pleading: John Broughton states that on 3 June 1437, at Toddington, he demised at farm to Richard Penpons the manors of Nanscuke ('Nanscoyk'), Amell ('Ammall'), Trewassa and Trilly, and a moiety of the watermill of Tremail ('Tremell') in Cornwall, to hold for 20 years from the morrow of Michaelmas 1437, at an annual rent of £32 13s 4d, payable at Michaelmas or the Nativity of St John the Baptist. By virtue of this RP occupied this property, but is in arrears in this payment by £38, namely £5 6s 8d due at the Nativity of St John the Baptist 1457, and £32 13s 4d due at the same feast in 1458. Despite requests he has not paid this sum, to his damage of £20.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Rental Agreement Toddington < Bedfordshire < England (initial) 03/06/1437
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Broughton (m) Plaintiff
John Hoppyng (m) Attorney of defendant
Richard Penpons (m) Gentleman (lately of) London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 128

Term: Hilary 1461
County: Kent
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Detention of goods; Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: Roger Brent states that on 14 September 1459, in his demesne of two acres of land in the parish of St Mary Bredin outside the walls of Canterbury, he took two cows by his servant, John Aleyn, according to the laws and customs of the realm, and impounded them in the parish of St George outside the walls of Canterbury; however, William and Katherine Penyngton forcibly broke this park and took them away, against the peace and to his damage of £10.

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

Case notes: See also rot 128d.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
Canterbury < Kent < England (initial) 14/09/1459
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Aleyn (m) Servant Other
John Nethersole (m) Attorney of defendant
Katherine Penyngton (f) Defendant
Roger Brent (m) Plaintiff
William Penyngton (m) Soldier (lately of) London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 128d

Term: Hilary 1461
County: Kent
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 50m
Case type: Taking of goods

Pleading: Roger and Isabel Brent state that on 12 October 1457, in Canterbury, William Penyngton, together with Thomas Machon, James Ricard and Richard White, took and carried away 400 sheep worth 40m belonging to Isabel, against the peace and to their damage of 50m.

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

Case notes: See also rot 128.

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods Canterbury < Kent < England (initial) 12/10/1457
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Hugh Brent (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Isabel Brent (f) Plaintiff
James Ricard (m) Smith (lately of) Dover < Kent < England Accessory
John Nethersole (m) Attorney of defendant
Richard White (m) Yeoman (lately of) Canterbury < Kent < England Accessory
Roger Brent (m) Plaintiff
Thomas Machon (m) Yeoman (lately of) London < England Accessory
William Penyngton (m) Soldier (lately of) London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 130

Term: Hilary 1461
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Robert Botyll, prior of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem in England, states that on 4 September 1457 John Fraunkeleyn made two bonds with him at Westminster, each in 100s, payable at All Saints 1459 and St Peter ad Vincula 1459. However, JF has not paid either bond, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bonds in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 04/09/1457
(due) 01/11/1459 < All Saints
Bond Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 04/09/1457
(due) 01/08/1459 < St Peter ad Vincula
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Frankeleyne alias John Fraunkeleyn (m) Citizen Brewer London < England Defendant
John Salter (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Botell alias Robert Botyll (m) Prior St John of Jerusalem [military order] Plaintiff
William Cumberford (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 132

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Detinue
Damages claimed: £1000
Case type: Detention of goods; Safe keeping

Pleading: John Doreward states that on 27 April 1459, at Bocking, he delivered to a certain William Doreward and Richard Doreward for safe-keeping a sealed chest containing charters and muniments, namely one charter which recorded that he had granted to WD and RD the manor of Leaden Roding in Essex, and other charters and muniments relating to that manor. This chest was to be returned to him on request, and WD and RD therefore had possession. Afterwards, on 30 April 1459, in the parish of St John Zachary in London, they lost this chest, and it came into the possession of Roger Marchall. JD has since requested its return, but RM has refused, to his damage of £1000.

Pleading: RM presents the chest in court, to be delivered to John Plommer of John Doreward senior, as the court decides. He states that this chest is the same chest as both plaintiffs seek from him, but he does not know which of them ought to receive it, and asks that the two plaintiffs speak together to decide. This is granted, and the court says to JD that first response should go to JP, as he had the first writ.

Pleading: JD granted licence to imparl to Easter three weeks, with assent of JP. Same day given to JP and RM.

Case notes: Pleading follows re-enrolment of a plea from Michaelmas 1460, rot 429d, on same case by different plaintiff, John Plommer. Defendant's response relates to both original pleas.

Events
Type Place Date
Detention of Goods St John Zachary < Aldersgate Ward < London < England (initial) 30/04/1459
Safe Keeping Bocking < Essex < England (initial) 27/04/1459
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Doreward snr (m) Esquire Plaintiff
John Huntyngdon (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Doreward (m) Esquire Other
Roger Marchall (m) Physician London < England Defendant
William Doreward (m) Esquire Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 137

Term: Hilary 1461
County: Southampton
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Payne states that on 13 July 1447 Thomas Porthalyn made a bond with him and a certain Richard Lee, now deceased, in £33 6s 8d, payable at Martinmas next, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: TP granted licence to imparl to Easter three weeks. Pledges named for defendant.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Southampton < Hampshire < England (initial) 13/07/1447
(due) 11/11/1447 < Martinmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Okelond (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
John Payne (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
John South (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Lee (m) dec. Citizen Grocer London < England Creditor
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Averey (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Brewster (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Porthalyn (m) Esquire (lately of) London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 139d

Term: Hilary 1461
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Turvile states that on 7 April 1459 Simon Ludbroke made a bond with him at Westminster in £4 13s 4d, payable on 1 June then next, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 07/04/1459
(due) 01/06/1459
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Turvile (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
Simon Ludbroke (m) Merchant (lately of) London < England Defendant
William Flegge (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 141d

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Loan

Pleading: Thomas Tymyot states that on 12 April 1459 Robert Dowene borrowed 110s 3d from him, payable on request, but he has not re-paid this, to his damage of 100s.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Mary Woolchurch < Walbrook Ward < London < England (initial) 12/04/1459
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Rookes (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Dowene (m) Gentleman (lately of) Witham < Essex < England Defendant
Thomas Tymyot (m) Citizen Draper London < England Plaintiff
William Flegge (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 141d

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: 10m
Case type: Housebreaking; Taking of goods

Pleading: John and Anastasia Rygate were attached by their bodies to answer Edmund Whetley, attorney of the Bench, according to the liberties and privileges of the officers of this court, on plea of trespass. EW states that on 8 November 1460 JR and AR forcibly broke into the house of EW in London, and took and carried away goods worth 100s, namely a pair of knives decorated with silver, a silver salt cellar, a rosary with silver and gilt beads, and a buckle, strap ('pendile') and eight studs of silver for a belt ('zona'). This was against the peace, and to his damage of 10m.

Pleading: JR and AR granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter. Pledges named for both defendants.

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking
Taking of Goods
St Lawrence Pountney < Candlewick Street Ward < London < England (initial) 08/11/1460
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Anastasia Rygate (f) Defendant
Edmund Whetley (m) Attorney Common Pleas [court] Plaintiff
Henry Assheburn (m) Scrivener London < England Surety for defendant
John Hornecastell (m) Ironmonger London < England Surety for defendant
John Rygate (m) Fishmonger Defendant
Robert Fekenham (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Tutte (m) Grocer London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 174

Term: Hilary 1461
County: Suffolk
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 5m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Gilbert Debenham states that on 5 May 1459 Henry Waver made a bond with him at Ipswich in £10, but has not paid, to his damage of 5m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: HW states that he has always been prepared to pay GD this £10, and offers it here in court. GD receives the £10, and HW is quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Ipswich < Suffolk < England (initial) 05/05/1459
(due) 01/05/1460 < SS Philip & James
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Gilbert Debenham snr (m) Esquire Plaintiff
Henry Waver (m) Citizen Draper London < England Defendant
John Martyn (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 175

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Master Roger Draper, Richard Payn, Thomas Bernewey and John Kendale, executors of Stephen Grene, by attorney [name omitted], state that on 14 January 1454 Henry Inkepenne made a bond with SG, now deceased, in £11 14s 11d, payable at Michaelmas then next, but he has not paid, either to SG during his life or to them after his death, to their damage of £10. They show the bond in court, and the testamentary letters of SG, by which they have executry and administration.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Nicholas Acon < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 14/01/1454
(due) 29/09/1454 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Henry Inkepenne (m) Clothmaker (lately of) Thetford < Norfolk < England Defendant
James Gresham (m) Attorney of defendant
John Kendale (m) Citizen Pewterer London < England Executor, Plaintiff
Richard Payn (m) Citizen Draper London < England Executor, Plaintiff
Roger Draper (m) Executor, Plaintiff
Stephen Grene (m) dec. Citizen Draper London < England Testator
Thomas Bernewey (m) Citizen Draper London < England Executor, Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 175

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Master Roger Draper, Richard Payn, Thomas Bernewey and John Kendale, executors of Stephen Grene, by attorney [name omitted], state that on 14 January 1454 Robert Sterlyng made a bond with SG, now deceased, in £11 14s 11d, payable at Michaelmas then next, but has not paid, either to SG during his life or to them after his death, to their damage of £10. They show the bond in court, and the testamentary letters of SG, by which they have executry and administration.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Nicholas Acon < Langbourn Ward < London < England (initial) 14/01/1454
(due) 29/09/1454 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
James Gresham (m) Attorney of defendant
John Kendale (m) Citizen Pewterer London < England Executor, Plaintiff
Richard Payn (m) Citizen Draper London < England Executor, Plaintiff
Robert Sterlyng (m) Tanner (lately of) Thetford < Norfolk < England Defendant
Roger Draper (m) Executor, Plaintiff
Stephen Grene (m) dec. Citizen Draper London < England Testator
Thomas Bernewey (m) Citizen Draper London < England Executor, Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 177

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Pek and William Goldyngton state that on 20 June 1459, at Elstow, Thomas Bradwall made a bond with them in £12 10s, payable at All Saints then next, but has not paid, to their damage of £10. They show the bond in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Elstow < Bedfordshire < England (initial) 20/06/1459
(due) 01/11/1459 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Bradwall (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Defendant
William Goldyngton (m) Gentleman Plaintiff
William Hert (m) Attorney of defendant
William Pek (m) Gentleman Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 177d

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Pek and William Goldyngton state that on 20 June 1459, at Elstow, William Bode made a bond with them in £12 10s, payable at All Saints then next, but has not paid, to their damage of £10. They show the bond in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Elstow < Bedfordshire < England (initial) 20/06/1459
(due) 01/11/1459 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Thomas Adams (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Bode (m) Citizen Cutler London < England Defendant
William Goldyngton (m) Gentleman Plaintiff
William Hert (m) Attorney of defendant
William Pek (m) Gentleman Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 177d

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Debt (sale of goods)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Sale of goods

Pleading: Hugh Bryce states that on 21 July 1459, in London, Humphrey Sakevyle bought from him two gold crosses, two silver salt cellars and 12 silver spoons for £6, payable on request, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s.

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

Pleading: [continued at Hilary 1462, rot 303d] HS states that he does not owe this or any money as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Easter.

Postea text: [on CP 40/803, rot 303d] Sheriff did not send writ, to Easter five weeks 1462.

Case notes: Continued, presumably under a new writ, on CP 40/803, rot 303d.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Matthew Friday Street < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 21/07/1459
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Hugh Bryce (m) Citizen Goldsmith London < England Plaintiff
Humphrey Sakevyle (m) Esquire (lately of) Withyham < Sussex < England Defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Fagger (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 178d

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Bacon states that on 25 August 1458 Richard Coote made a bond with him in £33 17s 8d, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Botolph Billingsgate < Billingsgate Ward < London < England (initial) 25/08/1458
(due) 24/08/1458 < St Bartholomew
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Richard Coote (m) Fishmonger London < England Defendant
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Bacon (m) Citizen Haberdasher London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 181

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account); Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond; Reckoning of account

Pleading: William Brocas states that on 20 March 1441 Bernard Brocas, now deceased, made a bond with him in London in £8, and also, on the same day, before [omitted], auditors, accounted with him for various sums of money received by him for WB, by which BB was found to be in arrears by a further £8 13s 4d. However, BB the testator did not pay either of these sums, and neither has the defendant, Bernard Brocas, executor of BB deceased, or his two fellow executors, John Croke and Richard Brame, to his damage of 100s. He shows the £8 bond in court.

Pleading: BB the defendant is granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter. WB appoints Robert Vaus in his place.

Pleading: [Followed by mesne process on same plea against Croke and Brame, who did not come. Sheriff to distrain Croke and take Brame; did not send writ, sicut pluries to same term.]

Case notes: See also rot 32d.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Mary Aldermary < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 20/03/1441
(due) 24/06/1441 < St John the Baptist, Nativity of
Accounting St Mary Aldermary < Cordwainer Street Ward < London < England (initial) 20/03/1441
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Bernard Brocas (m) Gentleman (lately of) Horton < Buckinghamshire < England Defendant, Executor
Bernard Brocas (m) dec. Esquire Buckinghamshire < England Testator
John Croke (m) Gentleman (lately of) London < England Executor
Richard Brame (m) Husbandman Cheddington < Buckinghamshire < England Executor
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Brocas (m) Grocer London < England Plaintiff
William Flegge (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 181d

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Debt (account)
Damages claimed: 6m
Case type: Reckoning of account

Pleading: Lawrence Park states that on 19 September 1460 he and Richard Quaynon accounted together in London concerning various sums of his money received by RQ, and upon this account RQ was found to be in arrears by 100s. However, RQ has not paid this, to his damage of 6m.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Accounting All Hallows Barking < Tower Ward < London < England (initial) 19/09/1460
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Small (m) Attorney of defendant
Lawrence Park (m) Plaintiff
Peter Staynford (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Richard Quaynon (m) Yeoman (lately of) London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 182

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Popham states that on 9 May 1458 William Brownyng made a bond with him in London in 100m, payable at Michaelmas then next, but has not paid, to his damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Sepulchre without Newgate < Farringdon Ward Without < London < England (initial) 09/05/1458
(due) 29/09/1458 < Michaelmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Popham (m) Knight Plaintiff
Richard Nowers (m) Attorney of defendant
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Brownyng (m) Esquire (lately of) Melbury Sampford < Dorset < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 182

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond; Safe keeping; Sale of goods

Pleading: Ralph Grey, John Souger and Thomas Godewyn state that on 30 June 1459 Robert Edmond made bond with them in London in £16, payable at Christmas then next, but has not paid, to their damage of £10. They show the bond in court.

Pleading: RE states that he ought not owe this debt, as the bond was made and sealed, and delivered to a certain Geoffrey Wade for safe-keeping, to be delivered to the plaintiffs under the condition that an indenture be made between RE and John Souger, stating that RE should buy from JS, in the parish of St Katherine Cree in Aldgate ward, London, on Christmas Eve 1459, 80 quarters of malt for £16, having this malt for a period of 7 years, and paying JS the said 16m (sic) at the end of those seven years and not before. However, GW delivered the bond to the plaintiffs without the indenture of condition being made, and therefore this bond is not of his making. Parties on country, jury here at quindene of Easter.

Events
Type Place Date
Sale of Goods St Katherine Cree < Aldgate Ward < London < England (initial) 24/12/1459
(due) 24/12/1466
Bond St Ethelburga < Bishopsgate Ward < London < England (initial) 30/06/1459
(due) 25/12/1459 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Geoffrey Wade (m) Other
John Knot (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Souger (m) Plaintiff
Ralph Grey (m) Esquire Plaintiff
Robert Edmond (m) Citizen Brewer London < England Defendant
Thomas Godewyn (m) Citizen Girdler London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 182d

Term: Hilary 1461
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Baudenet Makanam, administrator of Arnald Makanam, states that on 8 June 1454 William Beaufitz made a bond at Westminster with Arnald Makanam, now deceased, in £14 3s 4d, but did not pay AM during his life, and has not paid BM, the plaintiff, to whom administration of the goods formerly of AM was granted on 5 April 1458 at Mortlake by Thomas, bishop (sic) of Canterbury. This is to his damage of £10. He shows the bond in court, and the letters of administration from the bishop (sic).

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond Westminster < Middlesex < England (initial) 08/06/1454
(due) 01/08/1454 < St Peter ad Vincula
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Arnald Makanam (m) dec. Merchant, Vintner London < England Intestator
Baudenet Makanam (m) Administrator, Plaintiff
Robert Heth (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Thomas Bourgchier (m) Archbishop Canterbury [archdiocese] Official
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of defendant
William Beaufitz (m) Citizen Fishmonger London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 187d

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 40m
Case type: Bond

Pleading: Peter Harryson states that on 18 October 1455 William Ryther made a bond with him in London in £95 10s 6d, payable at Easter then next, but has not paid, to his damage of 40m. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: WR granted licence to imparl to Easter three weeks, with assent of PH.

Case notes: Resumed on new writ at Easter 1462 (CP 40/804, rot 139).

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Michael Crooked Lane < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 18/10/1455
(due) 28/03/1456 < Easter
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Peter Harryson (m) Beer-brewer Kingston upon Hull < Yorkshire < England Plaintiff
William Ryther (m) Knight Ryther < Yorkshire < England Defendant
William Stareton (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Stillyngton (m) Attorney of defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 194d

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (against statute)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Breach of Statute; Contract (service/employment)

Pleading: Henry Godson, citing the terms of the Statute of Labourers, states that at Easter 1460 he retained Katherine Laurence in London, to serve him as a common labourer until the feast of All Saints then next. However, on 28 September 1460 KL left his service before the end of that term, without reasonable cause and licence, in contempt of the king, against the form of the ordinance, and to his damage of 100s.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Margaret Fish Street Hill < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 13/04/1460
(due) 01/11/1460 < All Saints
Breach of Statute St Margaret Fish Street Hill < Bridge Ward < London < England (initial) 28/09/1460
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Geoffrey Parker (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
Henry Godson (m) Plaintiff
Katherine Laurence (f) Servant London < England Defendant
Nicholas Mason (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
Richard Brond (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
William Sturnell (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 195d

Term: Hilary 1461
County: Surrey
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Assault; Housebreaking

Pleading: John, abbot of Bermondsey, states that on 5 August 1460 William Clement forcibly broke his close at Rotherhithe and assaulted John Wilton, one of his fellow canons (sic), against the peace and to his damage of £20.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Assault
House-breaking
Rotherhithe < Surrey < England (initial) 05/08/1460
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Bromley (m) Abbot Bermondsey [abbey] Bermondsey < Surrey < England Plaintiff
John Wilton (m) Canon Bermondsey [abbey] Bermondsey < Surrey < England Other
William Clement (m) Draper (lately of) London < England Defendant
William Fagger (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 197d

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £40
Case type: Housebreaking

Pleading: John Fililode states that on 4 December 1460 Peter Calcote forcibly broke into his house in [parish and ward omitted] in London, against the peace and to his damage of £40.

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

Events
Type Place Date
House-breaking London < England (initial) 04/12/1460
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Fililode (m) Plaintiff
Peter Calcote (m) Draper London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 208

Term: Hilary 1461
County: Buckinghamshire
Writ type: Debt (other)
Damages claimed: £10
Case type: Contract (general); Debt

Pleading: Bernard Brocas, John Croke and Richard Brame, executors of Bernard Brocas, esquire, state that on 1 September 1455, at Horton by Cherrington, William Brocas placed himself and his wife Agnes, and his servants Richard Brocas and Alan Lumnour within the household of Bernard Brocas, now deceased, for as long as the parties pleased, paying 16d for each person per week. They stayed with BB for 52 weeks, for which they owe £13 17s 4d. The executors acknowledge that WB has paid 5s 8d of this sum, but he has not paid the remaining £13 11s 8d, either to BB during his lifetime or to them after his death, and he still refuses, to their damage of £10. they show in court the testamentary letters of BB, by which they have executry and administration.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Contract (not Service/employment) Horton < Buckinghamshire < England (initial) 01/09/1455
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
Agnes Brocas (f) Other
Alan Lumnour (m) Servant Other
Bernard Brocas (m) Executor, Plaintiff
Bernard Brocas (m) dec. Esquire Testator
John Croke (m) Executor, Plaintiff
Richard Brame (m) Executor, Plaintiff
Richard Brocas (m) Servant Other
Robert Vaus (m) Attorney of defendant
William Brocas (m) Grocer (lately of) London < England Defendant
William Flegge (m) Attorney of plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 209

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: 100s
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Porter states that on 12 January 1457 John Wodye made a bond with him in London in 40s, payable at All Saints then next, but has not paid, to his damage of 100s. He shows the bond in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Vedast Foster Lane < London < England (initial) 12/01/1457
(due) 01/11/1457 < All Saints
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Wodye jnr (m) Gentleman (lately of) Ifield < Sussex < England Defendant
William Flegge (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Portere alias William Porter (m) Citizen Goldsmith London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 218

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Account
Damages claimed: 5m
Case type: Contract (service/employment); Reckoning of account

Pleading: Thomas Martyn states that John Nethirton was receiver of his money from 25 March 1459 for one year, and during that time received £6 10s 5d for him in the parish of St Mildred Bread Street in London, from the hands of William Bonevile, to the trade and profit of TM. For this, JN was to make reasonable account on request, but he has not done so, and refuses, to his damage of 5m.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Service/employment Contract St Mildred Bread Street < Bread Street Ward < London < England (initial) 25/03/1459
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
John Fulbroke (m) Attorney of plaintiff
John Hoppyng (m) Attorney of defendant
John Nethirton (m) Gentleman (lately of) Exeter < Devon < England Defendant
Thomas Martyn (m) Citizen Grocer London < England Plaintiff
William Bonevile (m) Knight Other

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 223

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Bond

Pleading: John Everdon, cofferer of the king's household, states that on 14 March 1457 William Ottewey made a bond with him and a certain Thomas Salvayne in London in £7 13s 4d, payable on 16 March 1459. However, he has not paid, to their damage of £20. He shows the bond in court.

Pleading: WO states that JE ought not maintain his action, as TS and his wife Margaret, by a document which he shows in court, dated 11 March 1457 and delivered to him at Gamlingay on 12 March 1459, released and quitclaimed him from all actions, suits, etc, both real and personal, outstanding between them [release recited in full, in Latin].

Pleading: JE, not acknowledging anything alleged by WO, states that this plea of WO is not sufficient in law to preclude his action, and seeks judgment, and the debt and damages.

Pleading: WO states that since his plea was sufficient, he seeks judgment and that JE is precluded from his action. Since the justices wish to be advised before rendering judgment, day is given at the quindene of Easter.

Postea text: Plea remained without day, as Edward IV removed Henry VI from power. In Trinity term 1461 JE came by attorney and sought a writ to the sheriff of London to re-summon WO to hear the judgment, and this was granted, returnable at Michaelmas one month 1461.

Postea text: JE came, WO did not come, sheriff said that he had nothing. Sheriff to take for octave of Hilary 1462. Various posteas (all saying that the parties both appeared, but that the sheriff sent that WO was not found?), to quindene of Easter 1463.

Postea text: JE came by attorney, and since it seems to the justices that the pleading made by WO is not sufficient to preclude JE from his action, he seeks judgment, and his debt and damages. Order that JE recover his debt, and damages assigned at 26s 8d, WO amerced.

Postea text: JE acknowledged satisfaction of the debt and damages. WO quit.

Events
Type Place Date
Bond St Matthew Friday Street < Cheap Ward < London < England (initial) 14/03/1457
(due) 16/03/1459
Release (from Debt/obligation) Gamlingay < Cambridgeshire < England (initial) 11/03/1457
(initial) 12/03/1459
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Everdon (m) Cofferer Royal Household [royal household] Plaintiff
Margaret Salvayne (f) Other
Thomas Salvayne (m) Yeoman New Windsor < Berkshire < England Creditor
Thomas Torald (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Ottewey (m) Brewer (lately of) Gamlingay < Cambridgeshire < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 242

Term: Hilary 1461
County: Middlesex
Writ type: Debt (bond)
Damages claimed: £30
Case type: Bond

Pleading: William Latoner states that on 28 November 1458, at [omitted], John Selby made a bond with him in £20, payable at Christmas then next, but has not paid, to his damage of £30. He shows the bond in court.

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

Events
Type Place Date
Bond England (initial) 28/11/1458
(due) 25/12/1458 < Christmas
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
John Knot (m) Attorney of defendant
John Selby (m) Clerk Vicar Ninfield [church] Bexhill < Sussex < England alias Ninfield < Sussex < England Defendant
Richard Alcok (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Latoner (m) Citizen Tailor London < England Plaintiff

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 242

Term: Hilary 1461
County: London
Writ type: Debt (loan)
Damages claimed: 40s
Case type: Loan

Pleading: David Benet states that on [omitted] William Lardener borrowed 40s from him in London, payable on request, but has not repaid this, to his damage of 40s.

Pleading: WL states that he does not owe DB this or any money as claimed. Parties on country, jury here at [omitted].

Events
Type Place Date
Loan St Lawrence Jewry < Cheap Ward < London < England
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Place Role
David Benet (m) Plaintiff
John Wydeslade jnr (m) Attorney of plaintiff
William Lardener (m) Cook London < England Defendant

Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/800, rot. 243

Term: Hilary 1461
County: Essex
Writ type: Trespass (force and arms)
Damages claimed: £20
Case type: Taking of goods

Pleading: Robert Coket, administrator of the goods and chattels formerly of Anne Gace, states that on 26 August 1459 John and Margaret Henham, together with Thomas Punte, forcibly cut the crops formerly of Anne growing at Newport, namely barley, peas and oats, and took and carried off crops, namely 20 carts of barley, two carts of oats and four carts of peas, and other goods and chattels, namely one silver bowl, six silver spoons, one woman's saddle, one tripod, one bushel measure, one feather bed, one reckoner ('computatorium'), one painted chest, one trestle table, one black and red dorser, four tablecloths, four pairs of linen sheets, two candlesticks, one latten salt cellar, one mazer bound with silver and gilt, one large brass plate, one iron fork called a 'firefork', two forks called 'pikeforks', two pairs of tables called 'bedbordes', four large chests, one chair, one trestle table called a 'double table', another table called a 'joyned table', one iron spit, one iron andiron, one tablecloth of diaperwork, one towel ('manutergium') of diaperwork, one barrel of verjuice and one sacristy called an 'almary' (ambry), all of which belonged to AG and were in the custody of the administrator, to a value of £20. This was against the peace, and to his damage of £20. He shows in court the letters patent of Edmund Conyngesburgh, doctor in decretals to master Richard Cawdray, dean of the free chapel of St Martin le Grand, to whom commission of administration pertained, by which RC has administration.

Pleading: JH and MH granted licence to imparl to quindene of Easter. Pledges named.

Events
Type Place Date
Taking of Goods Newport < Essex < England (initial) 26/08/1459
Individuals
Individual Status Occupation Institution Place Role
Anne Gace (f) Newport < Essex < England Intestator
Edmund Conyngesburgh (m) Doctor Official
John Akelond (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
John Henham (m) Husbandman Newport < Essex < England Defendant
John Nunny (m) Attorney of plaintiff
Margaret Henham (f) Newport < Essex < England Defendant
Richard Cawdray (m) Dean St Martin Le Grand [church] London < England Official
Robert Basset (m) Gentleman London < England Surety for defendant
Robert Coket (m) Citizen London < England Administrator, Plaintiff
Thomas Averey (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Breuster (m) Yeoman London < England Surety for defendant
Thomas Punte (m) Husbandman Newport < Essex < England Accessory