1365 - John Petit of Abbeville

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1365
Topic Ship belonging to John Petit, merchant of Abbeville, boarded and taken over by pirates who subsequently sold cargo and vessel in Sussex
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Abbeville, the capital of Ponthieu under English rule.
Place Max Lejeune in Abbeville / Pline, 12 May 2013, Wikimedia Commons.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-11-08. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-08.


[7 Aug. 1365:]
The like [sc. commission of oyer and terminer] to Richard, earl of Arundel, Ralph Spigumell, Andrew Peverel and William Merlot, touching a complaint by John Petit, merchant of Abbevill, that some evildoers boarded a ship of his laden with wheat and other goods, wounded the mariners, brought the ship and cargo to the county of Sussex and sold the same there.By K.[1]

Source notes

Membrane 29d. of the Patent Roll for 39 Edward III - Part II. Italic type as in printed source. IRHB's brackets. Marginal note: "July 18. Westminster".

IRHB comments

Ponthieu, with Abbeville as its capital, was alternately French and English during the Hundred Years' War, It was ceded to England following the Treaty of Brétigny[2] in 1360 and remained in Englis possession for the next 15 year or so, except for a brief period when it was recaptured by France. It was thus under English rule when the incident detailed in the Patent Roll entry took place.




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