Coram Rege. Mich., 15 E. II.
Staff. William Poutrel of Waterfale, and Henry his brother, William
de Moselegh and Robert son of the said William, and ten others, were
attached to answer the plea of John de Staunton, that they had broken into
his close at Waterfale, vi et armis, on the Monday before Trinity Day, 12 E. II.,
and had destroyed his growing hay to the value of £10, by depasturing
on it cows and horses, and for which he claimed £20 as damages. The
defendants appeared by attorney and denied the trespass and appealed to a
jury which is to be summoned for the Quindene of Hillary. m. 35. dorso.
Coram Rege. Hillary, 15 E. II.
Salop. A precept was sent to the Sheriff, that whereas Roger Corbet,
the lord of Chaddesleie had acknowledged before Roger Borrey and Robert
de Buckenhale, at that time Clerks to take recognizances of debts at Salop,
that he owed 18 marks to Geoffrey, the Goldsmith and Merchant of
Lodelowe, now defunct; of which 10 marks should have been paid on the
day of the Annunciation, 16 E. I., and 8 marks on the Octaves of St. John
the Baptist following, and which had not yet been paid, he was to apprehend
the said Roger if he was a layman, and retain him in safe custody until the
debt to the executors of the said Geoffrey had been fully satisfied. And the
Sheriff now returned that the said Roger was dead, and he was therefore
commanded to deliver all the lands and tenements of the said Roger to the
said executors according to the Statute, etc. m. 2.
Assizes taken before the King at Salop on the Thursday after the
Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, 15 E. II.
Salop. An assize, etc., if Edmund, son of William de Morton had
unjustly disseised Geoffrey Rondulf, of Salop, of three messuages, a water
mill, a virgate and a half, and thirty acres of land, and a piece of land 300
perches in length and 200 in width in Wodecote, near Hethhulle.
And the said Edmund answered as tenant, and stated the assize would
not lie, because his father William had recovered from the said Geoffrey two
parts of the manor of Wodecote by an assize of novel disseisin before William
de Mortimer and his Fellow Justices, and that the tenements claimed formed
a part of the two-thirds of the manor which he had recovered at that time.
The said Geoffrey denied that the tenements he now claimed formed any part
of the two-thirds of the manor recovered by William, and appealed to a jury.
The jury found that a portion of the tenements now claimed were contained
in the two-thirds of the manor recovered by William, the father of Edmund,
but that two messuages, the mill, and a virgate, and thirty acres of land, and
the piece of land in question were not so contained. Geoffrey is therefore to
recover seisin of this portion, but is in miscricordiâ for his claim for the
remainder. m. 19.
Staff. The essoin of John de Dene appeared against Walter le Fevre of
Croukwall, Roger le Flemyng of Tetenhale, William son of Andrew of
Tetenhale, Roger Lutesone, John Henry, Roger de Stretton of Totenhale,
and John de Holygrove for breaking forcibly into his house at Totenhale
and carrying away timber worth £10, and for treading down and consuming
with their beasts his growing grass to the value of 100s. None of the
defendants appeared, and the Sheriff returned the writ reached him too late.
He was therefore ordered to attach them for three weeks from Easter.
Gaol Delivery of the town of Salop before the King on the Wednesday before the Feast of the Purification, 15 E. II.
John de Rossale taken for the death of Richard son of Geoffrey de
Berewyk, of which he had been indicted before the Coroner, being asked
how he wished to be acquitted of the felony, would not answer and pretended
to be a mute, and it was testified that the said John had spoken in prison and
elsewhere. He was therefore remitted to prison "ad dietam." He had no
Philip Hodynet for a felony which he had committed elsewhere had fled
to the Church of Melebracy and had there abjured the Kingdom, before the
Coroner, and the port of Dover had been given to him for his departure.
And he had been afterwards apprehended out of the high road and taken to
prison, and being asked what he had to say against judgment, he stated
that on his journey towards Dover he had been taken by force out of the
high road, beyond the vill of Melebracy, against his will, and he appealed to a
jury. And a jury of the vicinage of Melebracy stated that the said Philip
had been taken by force out of the high road by one Jukynn Lawe, the
Bailiff of the town of Salop, who had brought him back to prison. The
Sheriff was therefore commanded to take the said Philip back again to the
high road, under safe conduct and replace him again in his journey towards
the said port. m. 5, Rex. (fn. 1)
Coram Rege Roll. Easter, 15 E. II.
Staff. An exemplication of the process against Thomas, Earl of Lancaster,
which had been carried on before the King at Pontefract, was ordered to be
publicly read and recorded, by writ dated from York, 6th May, 15 E. II. The
process at Pontefract was taken on the Monday before the Annunciation of
the Blessed Mary, 15 E. II., and details the proceedings at full length of
the confederation and their correspondence with Robert Bruce, and judgment
on the Earl of Lancaster that he should be beheaded, and that Warine de
l'Isle, William Tuchet, Thomas Mauduit, Henry de Bradburn, (fn. 2) William
fitzWilliam, and William Cheyney should be hanged. m. 69.
Coram Rege. Trinity, 15 E. II.
Staff. John son of William le Say of Dunston appeared in person against
Gilbert de Aston, Robert son of Gerard de Brocton, Richard Cradock, and
nine others named, for entering by force his close at Dunston and cutting
down his trees. None of the defendants appeared, and the Sheriff was
ordered to exact them at the County Court, and if they did not appear to
outlaw them. m. 37, dorso.
Staff. In the appeal of Lettice, formerly wife of Alexander de Swynnerton, against William de Chetelton and others for the death of her husband:
the Sheriff returned that at the County Court held at Stafford on the
Thursday the morrow of the Epiphany, 15 E. II., the defendants had been
exacted and had not appeared. That at the Court held at Stafford on the
Thursday after the Feast of the Purification, they were exacted and had not
appeared. At the Court held on the Thursday after St. Chad they had been
exacted and had not appeared. That at the Court held on the Thursday
after the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Mary they had not
appeared, but that one Robert de Hampton had appeared as bail for them all,
except John Godard who was dead. That at the Court held at Stafford on
the Thursday after the Feast of St. Mark, William de Chetelton, James son
of the said William, John brother of James, John de Staundon, Henry de
Cressewall, Richard le Hore, Thomas son of Thomas Gerveys, and Roger his
brother, John Fox, and Thomas Rogersman of Podemore had appeared and
surrendered themselves prisoners, and that James son of William de
Stafford, junior, John his brother, William son of Thomas Pare, and William
son of William Parent had not appeared. They are therefore to be outlawed,
and the Sheriff was ordered to make a return of their goods and chattels;
and William de Chetilton, John de Staundon, Henry de Cressewalle, Richard
le Hore, Thomas son of Thomas Gerveys, John Fox and Thomas Rogersman
being brought up by the Sheriff were committed to the Marshalsea, and it was
testified that Roger brother of Thomas Gerveys had died in the King's Castle
at York; and the said Lettice being solemnly called up to the fourth day of
the plea did not appear to prosecute it. She is therefore to be arrested, and
the defendants were admitted to bail pending a scrutiny of the Coroner's
Rolls. The Sheriff afterwards returned that no appeal or indictment could
be found against the defendants on the Rolls of the Coroners of the County,
and they were therefore dismissed from the suit. m. Rex, 8.