Catalogue description Petitioners: Henry Beaumont, knight; Charles Nowell, esquire; John Twycrosse, yeoman. ...

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Details of SC 8/28/1362
Reference: SC 8/28/1362
Petitioners: Henry Beaumont, knight; Charles Nowell, esquire; John Twycrosse, yeoman.
Name(s): Beaumont; Nowell; Twycrosse, Henry; Charles; John
Addressees: Commons in parliament.
Nature of request: The petitioners state that Joan Beaumont who had made a lawful contract of marriage was abducted by Edward Lancaster and many others, and married despite her early lawful contract. Lancaster and others then proceeded to make assaults on Joan's servants, and her and her family's goods and property. They request that those involved be summoned by proclamation to appear before the Bench to answer the charges concerning the rape, felony or trespass, and that Joan Beaumont be handed over to the archbishop of York and Viscount Beaumont so that she can sue them. They further request that any bonds or statute merchants made in such cases made to bind the woman who has been abducted be brought before the chancellor or the justices of assize in the counties summoning the parties before them, with the power to annul any such agreements made by duress.
Nature of endorsement: Let it be as it is desired in all points.
Places mentioned: Thorpe in Balne, [West Riding of] Yorkshire; Skipton, [West Riding of] Yorkshire; Craven, [West Riding of] Yorkshire; Brougham, Westmorland; Belthorpe, [East Riding of] Yorkshire; Barnby Dun, [West Riding of] Yorkshire; Carleton beside Pontefract (Carleton), [West Riding of] Yorkshire; Almholme [West Riding of] Yorkshire; Sawley, [West Riding of] Yorkshire; Pontefract, [West Riding of] Yorkshire
People mentioned: Joan Beaumont, widow of Henry Beaumont, knight, and mother of the petitioner; Henry Beaumont, knight, late husband of Joan Beaumont, and father of the petitioner; Edward Lancaster, late of Skipton in Craven, gentleman; William Lancaster of Brougham, gentleman; John Curson, late of Belthorpe, gentleman; John Paslewe of Barnby Dun, Gentleman; Hugh Kyng late of Skipton, yeoman; Richard Loge, late of Skipton, yeoman; Richard Bate of Carleton beside Pontefract, yeoman; William Bate of Carleton beside Pontefract, yeoman; Piers Burton of Almholme, yeoman; Christopher Wythes, late of Sawley, yeoman; Richard Burton of Brougham, yeoman; Robert Cooke, late of Skipton in Craven, yeoman; Thomas Strete, late of Pontefract, yeoman; Thomas Watkynson (Wathinson), late of Pontefract, yeoman; Robert Wythes, late of Sawley, vagabond; Anne Beaumont, daughter of Henry Beaumont, knight and Joan his wife, and sister to the petitioner; John Cooke, yeoman and servant to Joan Beaumont; John Louthe (Louth), yeoman and servant to Joan Beaumont; [William Booth], Archbishop of York; Viscount Beaumont, brother to the petitioner
Note: Dated to 1453 by the heading in Rot. Parl. vol. V, p.227 which makes this from the parliaments of 31-2 Hen. VI, which is confirmed by the dating of a commission of oyer and terminer made into the matter.
Date: [1453]
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: Parliamentary Petition 1070
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
Publication note:

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen VI, vol. VI, 1452-1461, (Public Record Office, 1911), p.60 (commission of oyer and terminer concerning all felonies, rapes and trespasses committed on Joan Beaumont)

Rotuli Parliamentorum; ut et Petitiones, et Placita in Parliamento, vol. V, Hen VI and Edw IV, (Record Commission, 1783), pp.269b-271b (no.x) (full edition of petition on parliament roll)

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