Statute staple

a bond of record acknowledged before the mayor of the staple, by virtue of which the creditor may, on nonpayment, forthwith have execution against the body, lands, and goods of the debtor, as in the statute merchant. It is now disused.
- Blackstone.

See also: Statute

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The number of actions on Statute Staple certificates increased after 1461 and remained high between 1471 and 1480, a decade of low mint output in England.
After 1353, the Statute Staple extended to everyone the right to have debts registered in those towns where a Mayor of the Staple was appointed.
Statute Merchant and Statute Staple bonds had the strength of bills of exchange within England and should have offered an attractive alternative to the less formal arrangements already described.
In about 1357 a debt of 80 [pounds sterling] was registered under Statute Staple in York, to be recovered from property in Thirsk and York.
Simon Grimsby of Hull, for instance, owned land in Hull worth 40 marks per year, and he borrowed 40 marks from John Iwardby against the land under Statute Staple.
Statute Staple Certificates were writs issued by the chancellor on behalf of creditors trying to recover a debt registered under Statute Staple.
52) There were about 6,000 cases brought under Statute Staple from 1390 to 1450; Bennett, "Debt and Credit in the Urban Economy," 153.