1451 - John Petit of Cornwall (1)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1451
Topic John Petit member of commission to enquire into customs evasions and other wrongdoings in Cornwall.
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By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-11-06. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-08.


[Aug. 16 1451:]
Commission to William Bonevile of Chuton, knight, John Colsyll, knight, Nicholas Ayssheton, John Petit, Thomas Bere and the sheriff of Cornwall, appointing them to make inquisition in the county touching all goods and merchandise, not customed or cocketed, shipped in the county, and touching all arrests made and not observed, and all armour and victuals sold to the king's enemies and the value thereof, and by whom done.[1]

Source notes

Membrane 6d. of the Patent Roll for 29 Henry VI – Part II. Marginal note: "Aug. 16. Canterbury".

IRHB comments

It would seem likely but is by no means certain that John Petit was a Cornwall man. Could he instead be the London grocer figuring in other entries of this period? In all events, on the original roll this entry is followed by another referrring to the same John Petit. See 1451 - John Petit of Cornwall (2).



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