Court of Chancery plea

A Court of Chancery plea by John Craven and Simon Irby, against William Buckton, a known felon, claiming he had ‘by force and wrongfully’ taken their prisoners and ransomed them to his own profit. The king had also been deprived of his share, and £200 of the ransom had made its way into the hands of the wife of the treasurer of Calais.

Catalogue reference: C 1/6/357, no. 76


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