Christina de Stoke of Ashby St Ledgers states that on the Sunday before the feast of St Matthew certain malefactors came with force and arms, broke into the house of her husband, Seman de Stoke, and attacked and killed him. She can have no justice because of their threats and because of the maintenance of the Sheriff. She requests a commission to justices and to Richard Luvel and Thomas de Wenlok to inquire into these malefactors, at the King's suit as well as that of the party, and to send those who are found guilty to the Tower of London to answer and stand at common law.
Nature of endorsement:
This bill is to be sent to the Chancellor, ordering him to do justice on the matter.
Ashby St Ledgers, [Northamptonshire]; Watford, [Northamptonshire]; London.
Robert de Morecote of Watford; Henry Hikok; Richard Hikok; John Juet; Richard atte Welle; Walter le Wryght (Wright); Adam le Gardiner; Robert Broun (Brown); John Golde (Gold); Geoffrey Tibbeson; William Pinne; John Hereward; William Anable; John [Juet], son of Simon Juet; Simon Juet; Seman de Stoke; Richard Luvel (Lovel); Thomas de Wenlok, sergeant at arms.
Formerly enclosed with no.19414 of C 81/330, which is dated 8 April 22 Edward III (1348).CPR 1348-50 p.81 is dated 10 April 1348.
For a mandate to the Chancellor to do what law and reason demand for the petitioner, see no.19414 of C 81/330