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Doncaster Archives reference: DD/YAR/C/1/19

23-24 Edward III 1349/50 court roll. Click for a larger image.

Court Roll 1380-81: The Peasants Revolt

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Robert and Alice Couper v Thomas de Horsford. Contract. Agreed and Thomas fined 2d.

FineFine. A fee (as distinguished from the rent) paid by the tenant or vassal to the landlord on some alteration of the tenancy, as on the transfer or alienation of the tenant-right, etc. A fee or charge paid for any privilege.

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d for suit of court: Alice Amory for the year (4d)

FineFine. A fee (as distinguished from the rent) paid by the tenant or vassal to the landlord on some alteration of the tenancy, as on the transfer or alienation of the tenant-right, etc. A fee or charge paid for any privilege.

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d for brewing weak ale: Joan Costnoght and Agnes wife of Thomas Geruais (1d each).

BAILIFF

William Robinson v Robert Richardson of Ravenfield. Debt. Robert attached.

Robert de Whytefeld v Thomas Turnur . TrespassTrespass. Any actionable wrong committed against the person or property of another; also short for action of trespass. A wrongful entry upon the lands of another, with damage (however inconsiderable) to his real property.

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. Thomas attached.

FineFine. A fee (as distinguished from the rent) paid by the tenant or vassal to the landlord on some alteration of the tenancy, as on the transfer or alienation of the tenant-right, etc. A fee or charge paid for any privilege.

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d for non-attendance: the heirs of Numarche, Hugh Kene, clerk, John de Wodehalle (6d each)

CONISBROUGH

William Jonson of Clifton v Thomas Boist. Debt. Thomas summonsed.

William Lumbard v John Page. Debt. John distrained by crops, did not come, fined 2d and to be better distrained.

BRAITHWELL

FineFine. A fee (as distinguished from the rent) paid by the tenant or vassal to the landlord on some alteration of the tenancy, as on the transfer or alienation of the tenant-right, etc. A fee or charge paid for any privilege.

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d for suit of court: William Laweson until Michaelmas (8d).

CLIFTON

FineFine. A fee (as distinguished from the rent) paid by the tenant or vassal to the landlord on some alteration of the tenancy, as on the transfer or alienation of the tenant-right, etc. A fee or charge paid for any privilege.

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d for suit of court: Willliam Cartwright, Idonea daughter of Robert and Agnes Page to Michaelmas (4d each).

Total this court: 4s 6d

bailiff 18d

grave of Conisbrough 14d

grave of Braithwell 8d

grave of Clifton 14d

Wednesday 23rd January 1380/81

BAILIFF

John de Melton v Alexander Martin. Debt. Alexander attached.

Ellen Machon v William de Wales. Debt. William to be distrained.

Thomas Webster v Robert Webster. Debt.

Thomas Page v John de Ardeslawe. Debt. John attached by the bailiff, did not come, fined 2d and distrained.

Thomas Page v William de Rillington. Debt. William attached by 1 [ ].

William de Cliffeton v John Parkinson. Debt. John attached by 1 quarter of

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William de Cliffeton v Hugh Bellard. Debt. Hugh summonsed and attached by 1 quarter of [ ] .

William Robinson v Robert Richardson [ ]. Debt. Agreed and Robert fined 2d.

Robert de Whitefeld v. Thomas Turnur of Hatfield. TrespassTrespass. Any actionable wrong committed against the person or property of another; also short for action of trespass. A wrongful entry upon the lands of another, with damage (however inconsiderable) to his real property.

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. Thomas essoins. Damages claimed [ ].

Robert Mundisdier v Richard Ploghwright. 4 pleas of trespass. Richard attached by 1 horse, did not come and fined 4d

Margaret wife of Robert Coly v Hugh Bellard and Joan his wife. Debt. Hugh and Joan attached and given a day.

Hugh de Hartwrth v William de Bilton. Debt. William attached by Robert Mawer.

Hugh de Hartwrth v Adam Stombellou. Debt. Adam attached by William

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Richard Wlfe of Melton alleged that Robert Laweson of Dalton unjustly detained from his service Robert Laweson junior, hired to serve Richard from Martinmas [11th November] to the following Pentecost. Damages assessed: 10s. Robert pleads not guilty. It is judged that Richard prosecuted unjustly and fined 3d

Adam Spicer of Rotherham v Beatrice widow of William de Aldeburgh. Debt. Agreed and Beatrice [?] fined 2d.

Magot wife of William Hoetson v John de Wrtlay. Debt and trespass. Agreed and John fined 2d for each case.

Aymer de Wrteley v John de Wrteley. 5 pleas of debt. Agreed and John fined 2d for each case.

CONISBROUGH

Agnes Bussel v John de Fery. Debt. John did not come, fined 2d and attached by a horse.

William Vescy v Thomas Boist. Debt. Claim for 2s 11d for ploughing. Thomas did not come, fined 2d and attached.

William Vescy v Richard Amory. Debt. Richard did not come, fined 2d and attached.

William Vescy v John Page. Debt. John attached by a horse, did not come, fined 2d.

John Page admitted that he owes William Lumbard for a horse bought from him. Damages assessed [blank]. Satisfied and John fined 2d

John Page admitted that he owes William Lumbard for 1 day's work mowing at harvest. Damages assessed 6d. Satisfied and John fined 2d.

John Page v William Lumbard. Debt. Claims 3d for mowing 1 rood of meadow. It is judged that William owes him 2d and John fined 1d because he claimed 1d more.

It is judged that William Lumbard owes John Page 18d for the custody and watching of John de Sterstorp in the stocks. William fined 2d.

Thomas Boist produced his compurgators that he did not owe William Jonson of Clifton 18d for wages. [Damages claimed 6d]. [ ] fined 2d.

CLIFTON

William Robinson v Robert Richardson of Clifton. Debt. Agreed and Robert fined 2d.

BAILIFF

FineFine. A fee (as distinguished from the rent) paid by the tenant or vassal to the landlord on some alteration of the tenancy, as on the transfer or alienation of the tenant-right, etc. A fee or charge paid for any privilege.

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for non-attendance: the heirs of Numarche, Hugh Kene, clerk, John de Wodehall (6d each).

BRAITHWELL

John Parkin of Tickhill v Richard Elisson of Braithwell. Debt. Richard attached.

CONISBROUGH

John Coyte leases to Roger Milner 1 messuage and 9 acres of land in Firsby for 12 years. FineFine. A fee (as distinguished from the rent) paid by the tenant or vassal to the landlord on some alteration of the tenancy, as on the transfer or alienation of the tenant-right, etc. A fee or charge paid for any privilege.

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12d. He says that it was leased for 1 year by John Alain, formerly the grave.

Total; 6s 10d

bailiff 4s

grave of Conisbrough 2 s 8d

bailiff ofClifton 2d

Wednesday 20th February 1380/81

StewardSteward. One who transacts the financial and legal business of a manor on behalf of the lord; he holds the manor-court in the lord's absence, and keeps a copy of its rolls.

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: Robert de Morton

BAILIFF

John de Melton v Alexander Martin. Debt. Alexander attached.

Ellen Machon v William de Wales. Debt. William to be distrained.

Thomas Webster v Robert Webster. Debt. Agreed and Robert fined 2d.

Thomas Page v John de Ardeslawe. Debt. John distrained by the bailiff by half a quarter of rye, did not come, fined 2d and distrained by 2s 6d.

Thomas Page v William de Rillington. Debt. William attached by a horse, did not come, fined 2d and distrained.

William de Cliffeton v John Parkinson [ ]. Debt. John attached by a horse. Did not come, fined 2d and distrained.

William de Cliffeton v Hugh Bellard. Debt. Hugh attached by a horse, did not come fined 2d and distrained.

Robert de Whitefeld v Thomas Turnur. 2 pleas of trespass. Robert essoined by Ralph Clerk . Adjourned.

Robert Mundisdier v Richard Ploghwright. 4 pleas of trespass. Richard distrained by a horse, did not come, fined 4d and distrained.

Margaret widow of Robert Coly v William Bellard. Debt. Margaret did not prosecute and fined 2d. Adjourned.

Hugh de Hartwrth v William de Bilton. Debt. William attached by Robert Mawer, did not come, fined 2d and distrained.

Hugh de Hartwrth v Adam Stombellou. Debt. Adam attached by William de Bilton, did not come, fined 2d and distrained.

William Virly admitted that he owes Robert Darnal 14½d for a horse and 11½d for bread and ale. Satisfied and William fined 2d.

CONISBROUGH

Agnes Bussel v John de Fery. Debt. Claim for 1 quarter 4 bushels of barley purchased to make malt. John distrained by a horse, did not come, fined 2d and distrained more.

Judged that Thomas Boist owes William Vescy 2s 11d for rent of land leased to him. Satisfied and William fined 2d.

William Vescy v Richard Amory. Debt. Agreed and Richard fined 2d.

William Vescy v John Page. Debt. John, distrained by a horse, did not come, fined 2d and to be better distrained.

Robert Bussel v John Maresshal. Contract. John summonsed.

Richard Amory v Roger Nauteherd. TrespassTrespass. Any actionable wrong committed against the person or property of another; also short for action of trespass. A wrongful entry upon the lands of another, with damage (however inconsiderable) to his real property.

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. Roger attached.

Thomas Boist v Richard Amory and Alice Amory, executors of the will of Richard Amory. TrespassTrespass. Any actionable wrong committed against the person or property of another; also short for action of trespass. A wrongful entry upon the lands of another, with damage (however inconsiderable) to his real property.

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. Claim for trespass in pasture, 2s. Richard and Alice attached.

BRAITHWELL

John Parkyn of Tickhill v Richard Elisson. Debt. Richard attached .

John de Kesteuen[ ]g v William Alcok. Debt. Agreed and William fined 2d.

John de Kesteuen[ ]g v. Henry Hogeson. Debt. Agreed, Henry fined 2d.

John de Beauchief v Robert Webster. Debt. Robert attached.

William Bertrem came and surrendered all right in a life interest in half a bovate of land which was William de Langtwhait's in Cusworth. William de Langtwhait is dead and John his son and heir came and took the land for himself and his heirs to hold according to the custom of the manor. He paid 12d heriot.

CONISBROUGH

Beatrice widow of William de Aldeburgh by John de Fery surrendered a messuage in Conisbrough. Regranted to her and her heirs to hold according to the custom of the manor. EntryEntry. The actual taking possession of lands or tenements, by entering or setting foot on the same.

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fine: 6d.

Henry Magson, smith, came and surrendered half a cottage in Conisbrough. Granted to Thomas de Mapples and his heirs to hold according to the custom of the manor. EntryEntry. The actual taking possession of lands or tenements, by entering or setting foot on the same.

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fine 8d.

Richard Amory by John Adamson surrendered 6 acres of land in Conisbrough. Granted to Richard his son and his heirs to hold according to the custom of the manor. EntryEntry. The actual taking possession of lands or tenements, by entering or setting foot on the same.

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fine 11d.

Richard Amory by John Adamson surrendered 6 acres of land in Conisbrough. Granted to Elizabeth his daughter to hold according to the custom of the manor. EntryEntry. The actual taking possession of lands or tenements, by entering or setting foot on the same.

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fine 6d.

CLIFTON

John Pacy surrendered 1 acre and ½ rood of land in Clifton. Granted to Idonea daughter of Robert and her heirs to hold according to the custom of the manor. EntryEntry. The actual taking possession of lands or tenements, by entering or setting foot on the same.

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fine 5d

BAILIFF

FineFine. A fee (as distinguished from the rent) paid by the tenant or vassal to the landlord on some alteration of the tenancy, as on the transfer or alienation of the tenant-right, etc. A fee or charge paid for any privilege.

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d for non-attendance: heirs of Numarche, John de Wodehalle and Hugh Kene, clerk (6d each).

Total 8s 5d

bailiff: [ ] 3s 4d

grave of Conisbrough [ ] 4d 3s 4d

grave of Braithwell 16d 4d

grave of Clifton 5d 5d

BAILIFF

Strays:

A white horse jogolur More information...meaning unclear; derived either from iugulare, to slaughter or iugum, yoke. It could be a slaughtered horse or a plough (yoke) horse

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was valued with its saddle and bridle at 4s and sold to Adam Day for 4s.

Leases:

The castle grange leased this year to John Galon and William Vescy for 4s.

Part of the knight's chamber leased this year to Richard Amore for 12d.

Part of the same leased to Agnes Bussel for 18d.

[ ] called le Shepen leased this year to the vicar of Conisbrough for 2s.

The mill leased this year as last.

Fishing rights in the lord's hands.

Wednesday 6th March 1380/81

BAILIFF

John de Melton v Alexander Martin. Debt. Alexander attached.

Ellen Machon v William de Wales. Debt. William to be distrained.

John de Ardeslawe said that he does not owe Thomas Page half a quarter of rye for making malt. 40d damages claimed. John presents his pledges. Thomas to be [ ]

Thomas Page v William de Rillington. Debt. William attached by a horse, did not come, fined 2d and to be distrained better.

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