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  • M1347 A: Presentment that the road between Tothill and Moorgate is so foul as to be unusable and that the abbot of Westminster is held to repair the southern part of the road to the middle, and that John de Guildford, Richard le Baker, Adam de la Brewerne, Richard de Abyndon, John Maryner, John Pachet, and Roger de Sudbury and each one of them are obliged to repair toward Tothill opposite their houses to the middle. [1] rcp


M1350 A: Presentment of Richard de Colchester for receiving in the cemetary of St Paul's Benedict de Certeseye late prior of Westminster, who had with many others unknown on 22 August 1350 in Westminster Abbey furtively took two papal privileges, a chalice with two silver reliquaries worth 20 p.s., silver vessels and books together with horses worth 200 p.s., 80 p.s. in money and various other things. [2];; Indictment of William de Piriford of Westminster and Richard Boste of Westminster for the original theft; both acquitted. [3] rcp

M1350 B: Memorandum. Thomas Fychet chivaler was found wandering armed with plate and cuirass in Westminster Hall while the king's council, chancery, and treasury and the justices of both benches were sitting; he threatened litigants there. This was attested before king's council, which turned him over to king's bench. He forfeited his armor and was put in Marshalsea until the king should order otherwise. [4] rcp This case is reported where it is alleged that the weapons were concealed. Fychet's excuse was that he had been in a quarrel with another knight a few days before and that the weapons were for his own safety: see Seipp's Abridgment no 1350.138. SJ

H1351 A: Middlesex. Richard Hauberk cleric (qui tam) v. Walter de Dalderby chivaler and John son of John de Boyvill chivaler. Trespass assault in Westminster Hall in the presence of the justices and king's council. [5]

H1354 A: Middlesex. Theft from Westminster Abbey in August 1350. [6] rcp