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  • H1463 A: Explication of the customary procedure against less sufficient defendants in debt complaints before the sheriffs. [54] rcp

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H1302 A: Allegation by man concerning rape of his wife; defendant alleged successfully that the woman was his own wife. [1]

T1302 A: Mayor and burgesses of Wallingford sue the sheriffs of London to secure immunity from tolls. [2]

H1304 A: Enforcement of Exeter citizens privilege to be free of tolls in London. William de Lemetoke & Thomas de la Porthe citizens of Exeter v. Hugh Pourte & Simon de Paris late sheriffs of London. [3]

M1304 A: King's bench enforcement of damages found in action of fresh force without writ before the sheriff and coroners of London. Robert de Romeseye v. John de Sancto Walelico. [4], [5], [6], [7]

H1306 A: Duncan de Fredraght committed part of a whale to William Rase, burgess of Winchelsea, for transport for the king to London. It was delivered in London and then sent to the King then in Scotland. [8]

E1306 A: Custom of London concerning wills that devise to minors and accounting procedure when they reach majority. Liberty of London does not apply to suits touching mayor and sheriffs. Roger de Rokesle v. John le Blound mayor of London, Reginald de Thunderle, & William Cosyn sheriffs. [9]

T1306 A: When threatened, at least in front of witnesses, one may complain to the mayor, who will order the sheriff to arrest the one who threatened until he find security for keeping the peace. [10]

T1306 B: devise of wardship of testator's child according to the custom of London. Claim of court of London allocated with alioquin clause. William Rabut & Juliana his wife v. Edmund Lambyn. [11]; back in king's bench H1307 [12]

T1307 A: Charter of the brothers of the Hospital of St. Giles outside London from Henry III and papal letters. [13]

T1307 B: London brought into line with standard weighing procedures. [14]

H1308 A: Sailors of The Snake of Sandwich, a ship chosen to guard commerce, looted a ship bound for Calais operated by merchants of London. Order to Sandwich for compensation was unsuccessful; resort had to go to the constable of Dover Castle/Warden of the Five Ports. William de Leyton, William de Kent, Richard Cristemasse, & John de Dunstaple, citizens and merchants of London by petition to king's council. [15]. Resolution: [16].

M1308 A: Certiorari. London (5 Henry III). Escheat of Master Peter de Pecham in London. [17]

H1309 A: Trespass false imprisonment. Alice de Hanyngfeld v. John Caperoun, Roger de Dunelm, & Peter le Keu de London. Peter justified that on that Friday night along with others he made vigil and guard in the ward of London Bridge and found Alice with a certain monk very late at night loitering. He took her to the house of the London sheriffs according to the custom of the city. The sheriff ordered him to take her to the prison on Cornhill where she was kept until delivered by the sheriff. [18]

H1309 A: Rights, such as return of writs, of the Earl of Lancaster within the city of London. [19]; [20]

T1309 A: Orders to Southampton and Great Yarmouth to confiscate goods of East Frisians to compensate Henry Potman citizen and merchant of London, whose three ships had been boarded in East Frisia and looted of 110 pounds and 40 pounds of goods. [21]

M1309 A: An account before the mayor and sheriffs of London for more than 8,600 p.s. John de Abyndon v. Robert de Armenters & Stephen his brother. [22]

H1310 A: Character of London tenures. [23]

E1310 A: Custom of wardship in London. [24]

E1312 A: London liberties fully claimed against king and bypassed. Rex v. William de Toppesfeld & Joan his wife. [25]

H1313 A: Lengthy rendition of the judicial liberties of London. [26]

H1314 A: Distraint in King's Lynn for payment to David de Cotesbroke citizen of London (now dead) for goods worth 48 p.s. seized in Norway. [27]

T1314 A: False imprisonment. Richard de Bosco v. Nicholas Derman, Walter le Vynour, William son of John Derman, John Billerka, William le Clerk pottere, John atte Sole (moneyer at the Tower of London), & Robert Nesse (simul cum: John Henri and Joceus Cartere). [28]

T1315 A: In London, where one could leave tenements by will, the mayor and aldermen first delayed probate of a will and then delayed enrollment and execution of the will. Case brought by William de Burgh and Margery his wife, executors of Edmund Horn. [29]; [30]; [31]

T1315 B: Simon Doderit burgensis ville de Gynes v. Brother John, abbot of Ramsey and Andrew le Moigne the abbot's bailiff of St Ives. Simon had entrusted his goods (cloths etc) to his servant Eustace Everwyn to negotiate them at the fair of St Ives. William de Fynchingfeld, citizen of London, had the goods attached for a debt that Eustace owed William, even though Eustace maintained that he did not own the goods. [32]; [33]

M1315 A: Rex & William de Burgh v. Roger Husebond, William le Clerk deDerham, John de Ry, Thomas Hisman, Adam Rogerestaverner Husebond, Richard de Henle, John Williamesprentiz the Clerk, William Williamestoke the Clerk, John Wlliamestoke the Clerk, Robert Rogeresprentiz Husebond. While parliament was assembled, they with many others went to William de Burgh's house on the Thames and forcibly entered it both on river and land sides. For fifteen weeks they held the house, destroyed the contents (including legal documents) and imprisoned him and his servants. The jury relates this case back to the entry for T1315 A but denied most of the rest. [34]

E1316 A:William de Insula v. John Glarbard, William Glarbard, John Sakary & Margery his wife, Godleva Upheldester, Lawrence Sherwynd, Richard Sherwynd, Thomas le Shepper, Andrew le Mustarder, William Joseph, and William Gildedcombe. Plaintiff had loaded a ship at London with 600 p.s. worth of goods bound for Canterbury. Defendants boarded at Faversham Deep by Reculver and took the goods. [35]

H1317 A: John de Mevereshanghen, Wodekynus de Revele, & Alan de Revele merchants of the kingdom of Germany of the society of those merchants who have a house in the city of London commonly called the Gildehalle Teutonicorum v. Gilbert Robert and Lawrence Cobbe the king's bailiffs of Ipswich. Trespass. [36]

T1317 A: False imprisonment. Hugh de Pontefract v. John Gisors of London. Gisors justified as mayor of London, that it was common fame that Pontefract was the leader of a gang of wrongdoers intending to rob and kill some of the better people of London. Gisors reported to the treasurer and council and was ordered to arrest Pontefract. Gisors did not present any warrant for that order. [37]

H1318 A: Exactions from St Martin Major. Rex v. Abbot of Walden. [38]

H1318 B: Exemplary execution of Gilbert de Middelton of Northumberland and John de Middelton his brother for sedition. [39]

E1318 A: Ship was loaded at Little Yarmouth with goods worth 100 marks bound for London; defendants at Erith took some of the goods and sank the rest. William Lambyn of London merchant and Richard de Hodeston of London merchant v. Alan atte Forde of Faversham and Henry Aleynescosyn atte Ford. [40]. Verdict: William and Richard delivered herring to Alan to be carried to London at their peril. Alan put the herring in his ship, but the sailors were less wise. They went toward the Thames near Erith and there by negligence wrecked the ship. Some sailors in boats who were there then took six last of herrings, and those herrings afterwards went to the profit of William and Richard. The remainder (four and a half lasts) the ship's sailors took and sold for their own profit. Alan thereafter accepted what his sailors had done. The damages of William and Richard came to 70 marks. Plaintiffs recover. Enrollment indicates that the the wrong was not against the king's peace. [41]



  • T1345 A: Regulation of the River Lea. [42] and [43] rcp


  • E1345 A: Presented that, whereas it was customary to give sheriffs of London 100s each year to serve as sheriff in the forinsec county, John de Pelham sheriff of Middlesex gives to the sheriffs of London 30 p.s. for performing his office. [44] rcp


  • M1347 E: Error. Common pleas (12 Edward III). Enrollment of an enrolled grant by Robert de Wyght de Holborn and Elena his wife to John de Holborn cleric son of Elena of two shops in St Andrew, Holborn on the royal road of Holborn between their tenement on the east and that of Hugh Bussy on the west and that of John Mautravers to the south, with Holborn on the north. [45] rcp

M1349 A: Middlesex. In 1346 it was presented that the royal road between Tothill and Almorigate in Westminster is so filthy that the king and the people cannot travel on it, to the nuisance of the king and the countryside. Roger Belet and Richard de Abyndon are held to repair the road to Tothill toward their houses up to the middle to the road. Roger denied the obligation. A jury returned that he was not obliged nor had his ancestors been so obligated. Richard confessed that he is obliged. [46] rcp

H1350 A: Grant transcribed in full from Nicholas de Gloucester to William de Thorpe knight of a messuage with solars, shops, and cellars on Fleet Street. [47] rcp


  • H1351 A: The Bartholomew Fair in West Smithfield. [48] rcp
  • H1356 A: Inquest concerning building on and dumping filth into the ditch surrounding the Fleet prison. [49] rcp
  • E1356 B: Custom in regard to orphans. [50] rcp
  • E1361 A: London. Margaret Neuport v. Henry Gerard taillor. Trespass taking of goods. Plea that Margaret had already sued Henry before Walter de Berneye a sheriff of London by attachment to prosecute. That case had proceeded to a jury verdict that awarded her 10s damages, and after that she had sued for execution of the judgment. [51] rcp




1440: Domus Conversorum [52][53] SB






  • E1530 A: Shipment of grains and beans from Bridlington, Yorkshire, to London. [55] rcp



  • H1590 A: London. Edward Palmer v. Richard Shertchfeild and Francis Sergeante. Enforcing the custom of gutters in London. [56] rcp