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M1302 A: bailiffs and the hue and cry in Stamford. [1]

T1309 A: Prosecutions at Stamford for forestalling. Rex v. John de Wysebeche & Richard Lombe de Stamford. [2]

H1313 A: John Walrane, Henry Karrekeu, Henry de Welton, Henry Kare, Walter Mais, & John le Chaundeler merchants of John duke of Brabant v. Clement de Melton late bailiff of John de Warenne earl of Surrey of the fair of Stamford (Melton denies he was bailiff). Allegation that Melton disregarded royal protections and distrained plaintiffs for debts for which they were neither. Melton justified that he was not the bailiff of the Stamford fair, but of the Boston fair. In 2 Edward II Melton had sold Henry Kare 10 sacks of wool worth for 65 p.s. to be paid to him at the next Winchester fair. Because the debt was not then paid, Melton attached Kare at the Stamford fair to prosecute him before the bailiffs of the Stamford fiar for the debt according to the law merchant; Kare was convicted of a debt of 19 p.s. 9 s. with 20 marks damages. Certain cloths belonging to Kare were appreciated at that value and delivered to Melton. No verdict. [3]

H1315 A: The bailiffs of Stamford distrained a rector for toll and murrage for his ecclesiastical goods sold contrary to the custom of the realm and repeated royal writs. John de Ryseberghe parson of Tinwell v. Eustace Malberbe, John de Tokeby, and Richard de Gunneby bailiffs of Stanford. [4]

H1316 A: Richard de Kilpesham v. Henry de Wenlok. Trespass taking of a horse. Justified that Wenlok was John de Warenne's bailiff of the fair of Stamford and took the horse as distraint when Kilpesham defaulted in a suit of debt brought by Henry de Tydeswell. Verdict that he took the horse de injuria sua propria. [5]

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