Catalogue description Petitioners: Margery Tany, who was the wife of Thomas Tany. Name(s): Tany,...

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Details of SC 8/103/5111
Reference: SC 8/103/5111
Petitioners: Margery Tany, who was the wife of Thomas Tany.
Name(s): Tany, Margery
Addressees: King and Castile and Leon, Duke of Lancaster.
Nature of request: The petitioner asks the king to bring John Church before his council to confess to the truth of her accusations, and to order remedy for the same. She states that on Thursday before Corpus Christi in the last parliament a declaration was made that all grievances be brought to the king, then established in the Tower of London, to show their indentures and obtain justice. On Wednesday following the petitioner and Thorp (upon the said proclamation) went to the tower with a bill to show the king and to recover debts due to her by virtue of the testament of her husband, but she was unable to do so and on the morrow she gave her bill to the king's master of the wardrobe in London. The said debts were awarded to the petitioner by due process and the archbishop of Canterbury sequestered all the goods once of William Mugg and now of Walter Almaly, until she recovered her debts. For this Thorp sought an order from the chancellor summoning Almaly and Metford to answer to the points contained in the order. Almaly and Metford were arrested and held for three days in contempt of the king and for obstructing the petitioner's rights. From his great malice, Almaly falsely accused her and her son of being at the tower when the chancellor was killed, which they were not as can be averred by the good people of Southwark and others, by which false suggestion Thorp was arrested in Southwark by John Church, and Almaly then beat Thorp on his head and in other parts of his body and John Church took him to Newgate where he died of his injuries. Now Almaly has procured an inquest to acquit him of these wrongs.
Nature of endorsement: [None]
Places mentioned: Windsor Castle, [Berkshire]; Tower of London, [London]; London; Southwark, [Surrey]; Newgate, [London].
People mentioned: [John of Gaunt], King and Castile and Leon, Duke of Lancaster; Thomas Tany, late Master of St George's, Windsor Castle; John de Thorp, son of the petitioner; [Simon Sudbury], Archbishop of Canterbury, Chancellor of England; William Mugg, former Dean of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle; Walter Almaly, Dean of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle; Richard Metford; John Church, Sergeant of London.
Note: Notes on the guard and internal evidence date this petition to c. 1382.
Date: [c. 1382]
Related material:

For a related petition from the same petitioner is SC 8/76/3794

For transcript, see no.74 of PRO 31/7/108

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: Parliamentary Petition 2087
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: French
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
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