1317 - John Petit's ship driven ashore and looted

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Date 1317
Topic Ship under the command of John Petit driven ashore and looted at Stiffkey, Norfolk, en route from Berwick-upon-Tweed to London
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North to south: Berwick-upon-Tweed; Stiffkey, Norfolk; Westminster, the home port of the Michel.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-03-09. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-08.


[7 Jan. 1317:]
  Commission of oyer and terminer to Robert Burgilon and John de Fitton touching the persons who forcibly boarded the ship La Michele of Westminster, which the king had laden at London with corn and other victuals and armour, and had sent under John Petit, as master, to the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed for the sustenance of his lieges staying in garrison there, and which on the return voyage had been driven ashore at Stivekeye [co. Norfolk], broke her up when so cast away, broke the chests in her, and carried away the chests, timbers and entire gear, and also the beds, armour, jewels and other goods which were on board her.
By p.s.[1]

Source notes

Italics and brackets as in printed source. Membrane 36d. Marginal note in printed source: "Jan. 7. Clipstone".

IRHB comments

On 1 May 1317 a John de Thorpe was added to the commission of oyer and terminer.[2]




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