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H1295 A: claim of court in case of dower. [1]

E1298 A: handling of intestacy. [2]

T1298 A: Geoffrey de Mereseye & Thomas de Setcheford burgesses of Lynn v. John Pecok, Richard Tubbe, Richard atte Gate, and William Oldegate king's bailiffs of Colchester: taking of tolls contrary to royal charter to King's Lynn. [3]


E1300 A: Alice who was the wife of John le Ku de Bungeye v. Robert de Langham. Trespass. distraint for arrears of rent. [4]

E1300 B: assault in open hustings in the tollhouse. [5]

E1300 C: Reginald Hurel citizen of Canterbury v. John Aubyn, Thomas de Terfeld, William Leke, and John de Colton (bailiffs of the Bishop of Norwich) and Roger le Clerke, Robert de Tateshale, and Roger de Montalt of Lynn. Exaction of tolls contrary to royal charter to Canterbury. [6]

H1305 A: Claim of court in trespass breach of close granted with citation of prior allocation; remitted with alioquin clause. [7]

T1306 A: Order to the bailiffs of King's Lynn that they should seize goods worth 280 p.s. from merchants of Hainault, Holland, Zeeland, and Friesland on the complaint of Henry Bere, John son of Simon, Walter de Canewyk, Richard de Severby, Ralph de Firlingham, Walter le Keu, Gilbert de Rothing, Alan de Thoresway, Roger de Buselingthorp, & John de Tumby citizens and merchants of Lincoln and on the letters patent of the mayor and community of Lincoln under their common seal that merchants of those parts seized goods of Henry and the others shipped for Brabant and William earl of Hainault, Holland, and Zeeland has not given satisfaction. [8]; see also [9]

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. [10]

H1314 B: Certiorari on an inquisition for starting a fire that burned down a large part of the town of King's Lynn. [11], [12]


H1348 A: Norfolk. John de Wesenham and Rex v. Robert de Langeton and William Malewyn collectors of king's customs in King's Lynn. Taking customs contrary to the ordinance absolving John and others of such customs. [13]


H1351 A: Norfolk. John Mayn king's serjeant at arms (qui tam) v. John de Skrouby. By pretext of the king's assignment for arresting ships for the king's army abroad, John Mayn arrested certain ships in King's Lynn. Skrouby broke that arrest and assaulted Mayn in prejudice of the expedition. [14]














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