MILES, John, of Grimsby, Lincs.
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In July 1397 Miles and a friend named Robert Gillesson were summoned before the court of the mayor of Grimsby to answer the charge that they had persuaded a neighbour’s servant to go with them on a fishing expedition, thus causing the master to lose trade worth 40s. Although this claim for damages was considered quite exorbitant, they were ordered to pay 5s. by way of compensation.