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Pavy vs. Beauchamp. Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/673, rot. 305

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Date: 1429 to 1429
Location: London, Englandmap
Surnames/tags: Pavy Beauchamp Heuster
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This page gathers together all the information about a legal case in 1429 in the Court of Common Pleas in London, England.

Summary of case on British History online: https://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/common-pleas/1399-1500/easter-term-1429

Images of original records at University of Houston O'Quinn Law Library: Image 1 Image 2


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Open questions

  • What was the relationship of the four Pavy men? They are referred to as John senior, William, Thomas and John junior. Can we assume that John senior is the father and the other three are his sons, oldest to youngest?
  • Are these Pavy's the same Pavy's who lived in Bristol: William Pavey (bef.1410-bef.1466) and Thomas Pavy (bef.1409-bef.1443)?
  • Does the original document say where the Pavy's claimed to be freemen of? Joan Beauchamp claims that they are from Kemerton, Gloucestershire. But what do they say?
  • Does it mention the provenance of the gold cups? Could they be religious objects? It seems an odd claim that villeins would own gold cups. Strange that her nephew seemed to back her up on the case.

There is unverified research that says that the defense attorney Thomas Heuster alias Westcote had a son Edmund Westcote who married the daughter of William Pavy of Bristol. http://west.co.tt/thomas-westcote-alias-heuster/

There may be some connections to Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire. William Pavy of Bristol owned a property in Tewkesbury when he died.

Other cases relating to Pavys of Tewkesbury

1415: John Pavy and Richard Beauchamp

A John Pavy of Tewkesbury aged 52 or more was also named in the Inquisition for Proof of Age of Isabel, wife of Richard Beauchamp (the Earl of Warwick mentioned above). http://ipm.cch.kcl.ac.uk/view/inquisition/20-184/ That was Feb 1415.

1418: John Pavy

In 1418 a John Pavy, barber, of Tewkesbury was defendant in a case: http://aalt.law.uh.edu/Indices/CP40Indices/CP40no629/CP40no629Act.htm

1420: John Pavy

John Pavy presumably of Tewkesbury sat as a juror at the 1420 Tewkesbury Inquisition PM for William Gamage, Knight. http://www.inquisitionspostmortem.ac.uk/view/inquisition/21-303/304

1430: John, Annice and William Pavy

http://aalt.law.uh.edu/Indices/CP40Indices/CP40no677/CP40no677Cty.htm (search for Pavy). The referenced image is in Latin and is here: http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT1/H6/CP40no677/aCP40no677fronts/IMG_0205.htm It is a "formedon descender" which apparently means "A writ of formedon which lay where a gift was made in tail, and the tenant in tail aliened the lands or was disseised of them and died, for the heir in tail to recover them, against the actual tenant of the freehold.".

The property concerned was in Tewkesbury. John Pavy, his wife Annice, and William Pavy (along with several other named people) were tenants in freehold of some property which John Crekelade was seeking to recover.

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