Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 36386
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Stanton , Doris Mary,
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  • Title: Sibba, daughter of William, appeals William, son of Hugh of Bolton...
  • Source: Pleas before the King or His Justices, 1198-1212. Volume 4 Rolls or Fragments of Rolls from the Years 1207-1212. Publications of the Selden Society, Volume 84.  Edited by Doris Mary Stenton.  Bernard Quaritch for the Selden Society, 1967.  Pages 114 - 114.
  • Description:

    The court record provides further information including "that in the king's peace he took her outside the village of Wheldrake and lay with her by force and beat her and made her bloody." Afterward Sibba notified witnesses and raised the hue and cry. The coroners judged that she should receive compensation from William. The sheriff made certain that the fine of 20 shillings was paid.

    For more cases about rape in this volume, see:
    Case 3406. Wimarc of Langthorpe appealed Walter p. 94
    Case 3424. Aubreye daughter of William appealed William son of Roger p. 98
    Case 3463. Aubreye daughter of Reginald appealed Robert p. 108
    Case 3464. Elena daughter of Henry the priest appealed Alexander p. 108
    Case 3467-3469. Malet daughter of William appeals William of Holtby pp. 108-109
    Case 3475. ...appealed Hugh Malekake p. 110
    Case 3476. ...appealed Alan the clerk of Scarborough p. 110
    Case 3477. Hele.. appealed William son of Robert p. 110
    Case 3490. Maud daughter of Millicent appealed Jordan of Hackforth pp. 113-114

  • Article Type: Edition; Translation
  • Subject (See Also): Crime and Criminals Punishment Rape Violence
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13
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  • Year of Publication: 1967.
  • Language: English; Latin
  • ISSN/ISBN: Not Available