arrowcase: Prior and Convent of Blackmore  c. Edward Clovell    p-link   Results Format: Summary Full

case detail
typeTithes
date31 Jan., 15 Oct. 1489
competitor suit
sourceLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS09065: 50r-52r, 58r
remarks:
depositions
1489-01-31: John Wilton, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies concerning customary tithes collection in the parish. Testifies that on 30 August 1488 he was hired by the regular tithes collector of the prior and convent of Blackmore, John Tredwey, to collect the tithes along with Robert Fremen. Testifies that upon arriving at Millfield, he was told by Edward Clovell`s servants not to take the tithes until he had spoken to Clovell; testifies that the collector did not carry away any tithes until Clovell had taken his share from the field, but that the tithes were in the meantime ruined by birds and rain.

1489-01-31: Robert Freman, Witness for Plaintiff
Agrees with previous witness, John Wilton. Testifies that in late August and early September 1488, Clovell prevented him, Wilton, and Thomas Pecchy from taking the tithes from the field. When he returned on 20-21 September to carry the tithes away, he says they had by then been ruined by rain and birds, the loss amounting to 20s.

1489-01-31: Thomas Pecchy, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies concerning customary tithes collection in the parish. Agrees with first witness, John Wilton, adding that he recalls that Walter Pecche, collector of the prior and convent, too, received tithes in the name of the prior and convent of Blackmore from within the parish. Testifies that upon arriving at Millfield with Robert Fremen about 8 September 1488 to carry with the tithes away, Edward Clovell ordered them not to take the tithes until he had had his share of his field`s produce. Testifies that he and Fremen returned about 22 September to collect the tithes, but that they had by that time been ruined by moist air and birds, the loss amounting to 20s. or at least 13s. 4d.

1489-10-15: Edward Clovell, Response of Defendant
Responds regarding customary tithes collection in the parish, claiming the prior and convent of Blackmore received all tithes in the parish. Denies withholding/loss of tithes. Responds that the collectors arrived early and that the tithes were not ready.