1339 - John Petit of Cornwall (2)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1339
Topic Former Cornwall sheriff John Petit in prison because of debt to the king.
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By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-11-26. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2022-06-10.


[26 July 1339:]
To the keeper of the Flete prison, or to him who supplies his place. Order to deliver the person of John Petit, sometime sheriff of Cornwall and the king's steward there, to Nicholas de la Beche, constable of the Tower of London, or to him who supplies his place, without delay, to be detained in the Tower until he has satisfied the king, as John was judged to the Flete prison because he was bound to the king in divers sums for the arrears of his account, and because he did not answer to the king for the wool collected by him in that county and for the money of the tenth and fifteenth received by him there; and the king has learned that John does not care to satisfy the king because he is not so strictly guarded in the prison as is fitting, and the king wishes him to be detained in stricter custody because he needs money speedily for his affairs in parts beyond the sea. The king has ordered the constable and him who supplies his place to receive John and keep him as aforesaid. By the keeper and C.[1]

Source notes

Membrane 24 of the Close Roll for 13 Edward III – Part 2. Marginal note: "July 26. Kennington". Italics as in printed source.



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