Sheriffs' Court Roll, 1320
Membrane 26 (transcript pp.94-97)

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Membrane 26

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[This heading and the two entries immediately below it have been once struck through, vertically, and the entries are smudged - perhaps unintentionally - on manuscript CLA/025/CT/01/001]
Court for Foreigners held on Friday before Michaelmas, 14 Edward II. [26th Sept. 1320]
Reginald Wolleward, attorney of Robert of Harle, son of Richard of Harle, executor of the will of the aforesaid Richard, def., v. Agnes, relict of Walter of Wenlok, excecutrix of the will of the said Walter in a plea of debt, by J. Stulbard.
Robert of Thame, taverner, def., v. John le Gout, merchant of Besaz in a plea of debt., whereupon judgment, by the same.
separacio John of Stoketone, an executor of the will of William Seruat, pl., appears v. Walter Hud of St. Albans, chaplain, in a plea of trespass. The said Walter comes by attachment. Previously the serjeant had been ordered to warn Bernard Beneyt, John of Perers, Reymund of St. Clements and Gerard of Byole, co-executors of the will of the said William, to appear to sue together with the said John, but they do not come. Therefore John is told that he may be alone etc.
Walter Hud of St. Albans chaplain was attached to answer John of Stoketone, Bernard Beneit, John of Perers, Raymond of St. Clements and Gerard of Byole executors of the will of William Seruat in a plea of trespass. John of Stoketone is admitted by the court to plead alone. He complains that on Thursday after the feast of St. Hilary, 12 Edward II [18th January, 1319], the def. broke open the chests of the said William which were in the custody of the executors at his inn ['hospicium'] in Cordwanerstrete next [to] la Ryole and carried off and disposed of at will two writings under the statue of merchants containing £115, which had been handed over to the same William under certain conditions to keep, a bill under the name of one of the-
[p. 95] -Chamberlains of the Exchequer , concerning 5m. due from the king to the said William; together with other writings and muniments, including two blank indentures on parchment, not written on, but sealed with the seal of the said William; a bond for £96.0.0 due from Robert, sometime Archbishop of Canterbury, to Master Reginald of Brandone, sealed with the seal of the said Archbishop, the which bond Richard of Houwike pledged to the testator for £40; and a letter in which the lord Henry of Beaumont acknowledged himself bound to Humphrey, Earl of Hereford in 200m, the which letter was pledged to the said William for £20. The def. comes and denies the charge. As to the writings under the statute merchant and the aforesaid bill he says that the late William Seruat gave them to him on the morrow of St. Nicholas, 12 Edward II [7th December, 1318], for his long service and produces a deed sealed with the seal of the said William, to the following effect:- 'Know all by these presents that I, William Seruat, acknowledge that I have received from Sir Walter of St. Albans, my chaplain, a good and faithful account for the time when the same Walter was receiver of my moneys in the ports of Jernemute, Lennie, Cicestrie, Gipeswici, and Suthamptone, and well and faithfully and fully satisfied me for all the issues of the aforesaid customs received by him from the collectors in the places aforesaid or received from or paid by any other persons whatsoever. And that I the aforesaid William Seruat, for myself and my executors, remit to the said Sir Walter all kinds of actions, plaints and demands which I have ever had, now have, or may in any wise have in future against him by reason of any receipts of payments, of expenses of whatever kind incurred by him, or of any account, or of any letters handed over to him, or of anything else touching the premises, and by these presents I quitclaimed to the said Sir Walter all the premises in perpetuity. In witness whereof I have affixed my seal to those presents. Given at London on the morrow of St. Nicholas, in the twelfth year of the reign of King Edward, son of King Edward.' He claims that the deeds aforesaid were never in the custody of the executors, but were continually in his helping and he denies that he broke open the chests of the testator, or carried off and disposed of any deeds or muniments therein. Concerning all this he puts himself upon his country. Afterwards the jury came and returned a verdict of guilty. They said, further, that the above letters of acquaintance are not the deed of William Seruat.
Walter Hud of St. Albans, chaplain, was attached to answer John of Stoketone, Bernard Beneyt, John of Perers, Reymund of St. Clements and Gerard of Byole, executors of the will of William Seruat in a plea of account. John of Stoketone admitted by the court to prosecute alone, complains that whereas the def. was receiver of the said William at Cordewanerstrete beside la Ryole of moneys from the sale of wax, almonds, ginger and divers other commodities to the value of £200.0.0 between Easter, 10 Edward II [1317], and the following Michaelmas, he refused to account, as he was bound to do either to the aforesaid William, while he was yet alive, or to his executors, who thereby suffered damage to the extent of £100. Walter comes and denies the charge. He says that the pl. has no action against him, because the aforesaid William-
[p. 96] -in his life time released to him all actions etc by reason of any receipts, payments or accounts for the period of his service and he produces a deed sealed with the seal of the same William in testimony thereof. The pl. says that the acquittance in question is not the deed of the aforesaid Walter and thereupon he puts himself on his country. Because the def. cannot find security to come to court to hear the verdict he is committed to prison etc.
[m. 26d.] Court for Foreigners held on Friday before the feast of St. Michael the Archangel, 14 Edward II [26th September, 1320]
Reginald Wolleward, attorney of Robert of Harle, son of Richard of Harle executor of the will of the said Richard, def., v. Agnes relict of Walter of Wenlok, executor of the will of the said Walter in a plea of debt, by Stubbard.
Robert of Thame, taverner, def., v. John del Gout merchant of Besaz in a plea of Debt, whereupon judgment, by the same.
Richer [sic.] of Refham, pl., appears v. Bernard Beneit, John of Perers, Reimund of St. Clements, Gerard of Biole and John of Stoketone, executors of the will of William Seruat, in a plea of debt. John of Stoketone appears but the other defs do not come therefore let them be distrained.
John of Bray, taverner, attached v. Robert le Ferroun in a plea of trespass.
misericordia Robert Saillbien, better distrained v. James of Mareys in a plea of debt.
Martin of Eltham, better distrained v. Nicholas of Dynesle in a plea of debt.
misericordia John de la Myne of London, better distrained v. the said Nicholas in a plea of debt.
Simon of Abyndone, better distrained v. Richard of Perers in a plea of detention of a royal wardrobe bill.
The Prior of Bermondeseye and William of Cauche a monk of the house, better attached v. Thomas Bonronceyn in a plea of trespass.
John Postle of Kynggestone, better attached v. Robert le Blund in a plea of trespass.
Robert of Kent, sen., attached by his body v. Robert of Westle in a plea of account.
John Dosynoun better attached v. Hugh le Fourbour in a plea of covenant.
James Beauflour better distrained v. Giles Fanard in a plea of debt.
Margaret, relict of Ralph of Farneham and John Sausemer, executors of the will of the said Ralph, better attached v. Robert of Donmowe in a plea of debt.
John Donewiz, clerk, attached by his body v. John Rastel in a plea of trespass.
Roger of Kynebautone attached by his body v. Reyner Piggesflesshe in a plea of account.
Thomas Frembaud, executor of the will of Nicholas Frembaud, better distrained v. Thomas Coke in a plea of debt.
Ralph Beauflour, citizen and taverner of London, attached by his body v. Saunz Arnald of Castelion in a plea of account.
misericordia d.a.s. Walter Crepyn, better distrained v. Robert Belebarbe in a plea of debt.
Gerard Haringi of Florence, better distrained v. Doffo Oddi, merchant of Luca,-
[p. 97] -in a plea of account.
Thomas of Cornehulle, executor of the will of William of Cornehulle, better distrained v. William Scot, 'pessoner', in a plea of debt.
John of Cloptone, better distrained v. William of Pecoke in a plea of debt.
cognicio Robert of Thame, John Potyn, Roger Poyntel, William of Arderne Simon le Bokeler, John of Bermyngham, Henry le Callere, Simon Poyntel and Henry le Cheyner, came before John of Prestone, sheriff, and recognized that they owed John of Lunynoun and John Gut, merchants, £ 4.10.0, payable in quarterly instalments of 5s.
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Manent Fraunceis - essoin - was summoned to answer Guy Jacobi in a plea of debt. The pl. complains that on Friday before the feast of St. Barnabas, 11 Edward II [9th June, 1318], the def. pledged himself to pay to him on behalf of Hubert de Pilisis 16m. [in which the said Hurbert was bound to him] viz. half at the feast of the Holy Trinity next following and half at Michaelmas; but that he has since refused payment. Manent comes and says that he received no summons, and thereupon he wages his law. Afterwards he came and made his law. Therefore it was adjudged that he should not answer but be quit. Pl. in mercy.
vadia appreciata Pledges taken from the executors of the will of John of Knokyn at the suit of Roger Sauvage upon a demand for 20s., viz.: an 'aketoun' valued at 20s by oath of Robert of Skelton and John Tany. The executors made four defaults; therefore Roger asked that the attachment be delivered to him, according to the custom of the City. Therefore the said 20s. are delivered to him by the pledges of Robert and John to hold etc.