Lawrence Parker of Foulridge in Lancashire states that certain outlaws and people from foreign counties came by night on the Monday after the feast of Mary Magdalene last to a close belonging to him and stole his horses and cattle; and now they are living in the wood and threatening to kill him so that he is afraid to remain in the country. He asks the commons to ask the King and lords to have the Sheriff of Lancashire instructed to make proclamation that the persons named in this petition should appear before the justices of assize at Lancaster to answer to accusations made against them, both for the King and for the party. And if they do not appear, proclamation should be made that they are to appear before the King's council, on pain of forfeiture of all that they can forfeit, and being put outside the King's protection. And that the council may have power by authority of parliament to determine this matter.
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[On face] Let it be sent to the lords.[None on dorse]
James of Walton; Richard of Walton; Henry of Walton; [Missing due to damage to ms] of Walton; Ralph of Walton; William of Doterworth; Geoffrey [of Doterworth], son of William of Doterworth of Hundersfield; James of Atherton; Lawrence of Kirkeshagh of Hundersfield; Ralph of Boterworth (Butterworth) of Butterworth; William of Wordell of Castleton; John Ingam of Castleton; Geoffrey of the Holt of Tottington; Henry of Smethehirst of Bury; Thomas Kay of Bury; James [Kay], son of Thomas Kay of Bury; John Boterworth (Butterworth); William [Boterworth (Butterworth)], son of John Boterworth; Alexander of the Holt of [...]; John Meryman of Heton; Richard Neubolt of Hundersfield; James Cay of Bury; Thomas [Cay], son of James Cay of Bury; John of Heton of Hundersfield; Edmund of Bukley of Spotland; Robert of Whitacre of Spotland; William of Golyn of Castleton.
Tentatively dated on the basis of the hand and language.