Inquisition into offences committed in Essex, 1381

Extract from the findings of the commission of Oyer and TerminerGlossary - opens new window conducted at Havering and Chelmsford from 26 June to 2 July 1381. The commissioners, Robert Tresilian and William Morrers, had been appointed on 23 June to investigate all treasons, felonies, trespasses, extortions, oppressions, damages, grievances and excesses done to the king's people in Essex. In particular, this extract demonstrates both the opportunism of the rebels in seizing property and the unpopularity of large landowners like the Order of St John of Jerusalem.
Catalogue reference: KB 9/166/2, no. 3 (1381)



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