Folios 1 - 10

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Reginald R. Sharpe (editor)

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1899

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'Folios 1 - 10', Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: A: 1275-1298 (1899), pp. 1-20. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33020 Date accessed: 23 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Correctors (fn. 1) of Wines sworn.

Folio 1.

Nicholas de Suffok, William le Blond, Robert Heyrun, John de Watevile, Andrew de Pavely, Robert Corp, William de Denton'.

Correctors of Leather sworn.

Girard de Brie, John de Lincoln.

Binde Duaco (fn. 2) [sic] appoints Barunchin de Luka his attorney to sue Stephen de Cornhull under a bond.

John, son of Adam le Rock de Bechamton, Friday before .....

Names of those elected to meet the King on public affairs, Thursday next after the Feast of St. Michael.

Henry le Galeys, Philip the Tailor, William de Farndon, William le Mazeliner, John de Batequell, William de Herford, Josep le Akatur.

William de Horsham acknowledged himself bound to Richard Aunketin in the sum of 18s., to be paid at the Feast of St James [25 July], anno 12 [Edward I.], as the said William acknowledged on oath; which sum the Court defended at the suit of William de Manhale, inasmuch as the said Richard is bound to the said William in the sum of £11.

Folio 1b.

The Names of those who have Mills.

Henry le Waleys, his farmer William le Longe of Stafford.

Stephen Assewy.

Ralph de Alegate, his farmer Luke the Baker.

Richard Assewy, mainprised by Richard de Chekewell and Roger Hervi touching neglect of repairs (de dispectu emend') if he be convicted and that he will observe the ordinance made as to mills.

The Templars.

The Hospitallers.

The Brethren of St. Thomas of Acres.

The Prioress of Clerkenwell, mainprised by Richard de Chekewell, Henry de Hereford, and Nicholas de Winchester, &c.

The Prioress of Stratford, her farmer Goding de Stafford.

The Bishop of London.

The Archbishop of Canterbury.

The Bishop of Winchester.

The Abbot of Westminster.

The lord the King.

Ralph de Berners [struck out in the MS.].

Richard de Ewell.

Henry de Dounelee, mainprised by Martin Coleman, Adam Scot, Walter de Molisham, &c.

The Dean of St. Paul's.

Richard de Chigewell.

The Prior of St. Bartholomew's.

The Prior of Holy Trinity.

Sir Thomas de Weylaund.

Dame Amice...... mainprised by Martin Coleman and John de Canterbury, &c.

The Prior of St. Saviour's.

The House of London Bridge.

Richard de Chekewelle [struck out in the MS.].

The Prioress of Halliwell.

The Hospital of St. James.

Names of Bakers.

Luke the Baker. White-bakers, laid down their office, &c.
Adam Box.
Reiner (?) de Estchepe.
Simon le Vannere. Tourt-bakers, (fn. 3) laid down their office, &c.
Richard Lumbir.
Ralph Lup'.

Folio 2.

The Second Year of the Mayoralty of G[regory] de Rokesle.

qutetus est.

Wednesday next after the Lord's Epiphany [6 Jan.], in the fourth year of the reign of King Edward, son of King Henry [A.D. 1275-6], in the time of the mayoralty of Gregory de Rokesle, came William Bukerel to the Guildhall, and acknowledged that he owed John de Schyhen, merchant of Brabant, £20 sterling; to be paid to the same or to the bearer of his letters in this City, viz., 100s. on the morrow of the Purification of the Blessed Mary [2 Feb.], and 100s. in the same place at mid-Lent, and 100s. at St. Ives Fair (fn. 4) within a month after Easter, and 100s. at St. Botolph's Fair (fn. 5) following, within a month after the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. And unless he did so he granted that the same should be levied on lands, rents, and chattels, &c.

solvit quit'.

On the Thursday following came Peter Box and acknowledged that he owed Adam de Arcubus, pepperer, 72s.; to be paid fifteen days after the Purification, and unless, &c.

solvit in vigilia Pur'et quietus est.

Friday next after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], the year aforesaid, came Henry de Hecchesham, and acknowledged that he owed Robert de Preston 60s.; to be paid at the Purification, and unless, &c. Pledges of the said Henry, each for the whole, viz., Robert de Cartheg (?), William le Tanur, Symon Attegate, Jordan Attemore, all of the Ward of Philip the Tailor. (fn. 6)

Sarra fil' Alexandri Haberdas.

Tuesday next after the octave of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], the year aforesaid, by the assent of G[regory] de Rokesle, Mayor, and other reputable men of the City of London, the wardship of John, William, and Matilda, children of Alan Godard, was committed to a certain Sarah, daughter of Alexander Haberdas, together with the houses, buildings, possessions, rents, chattels, and all goods belonging to the said children, until they should come to lawful age. On this condition, that the said Sarah shall find the said children in food, linen and woollen clothing, shoes, and all other necessaries, until they come to full age, and when the said children arrive at lawful age the aforesaid houses, &c., shall revert to the said children in as good or better condition than the said Sarah received them, without any opposition of the said Sarah or her heirs; which premises the said Sarah will faithfully maintain throughout the term aforesaid. Pledges for the said Sarah, Alexander Haberdas her father, Henry le Coffrer, Geoffrey de Parys, saddler, William de Parys, cordwainer, and William de Parys, mercer.

Folio 2 b.

quit'.

Monday next before the Feast of the Purification [2 Feb.], 4 Edward I. [A.D. 1275-6], came Copyn de Troys, and acknowledged that he owed Godfrey Odeteye, burgess of Louvain, £28 for cloth purchased of the said Godfrey; the same to be paid at St. Ives Fair within a month after Easter, and unless, &c.

Symon de S'co Licio.

Tuesday next before mid-Lent, the same year, came Symon de Sancto Licio [Senliz] and William Duble Harneys, saddler, and acknowledged that they owed Bonefucius Jordani, citizen of Bordeaux, the sum of 60s. for wine; the same to be paid within a month after Easter, and unless, &c.

Johannes de Craye.

Saturday next after mid-Lent came John de Craye, "coreer," to the Guildhall, and acknowledged that he owed Hugh Motun, pepperer, 70s.; the same to be paid, viz., 20s. at the Feast of St. John the Baptist, and 10s. at every subsequent quarter until the whole be paid; and unless, &c.

die martis proximo subsequente quit.'

The same year came William de St. Bartholomew, megucer, (fn. 7) and acknowledged that he owed Hugh Motun, pepperer, 9s.; the same to be paid at the Feast of Pentecost, and unless, &c.

Friday next before Palm Sunday [29 March], the same year, came Johanna de [Frowyk (fn. 8) ] before the Mayor and other reputable men, and acknowledged that she owed William de Wautham 20s. by reason of an agreement between them made touching the apprenticeship of Robert her son; the same to be paid by instalments of 5s., and unless, &c. Also the said Robert will pay the said William the sum of 20s. at the end of six and a half years from Easter next for being taught the said William's trade, or will serve the said William or his attorney, after his term, for the said money.

Folio 3.

Symon de Farnham.

The morrow of Palm Sunday [29 March], 4 Edward I. [A.D. 1276], came Symon de Farnham and acknowledged that he owed Bonettus de la Bat, citizen of Bordeaux, 60s.; to be paid at the Feast of St. Mark [25 April], and unless, &c.

Robertus le Buscher.

Wednesday in Holy Week, the same year, came Robert le Buscher (fn. 9) and acknowledged that he owed Thomas Box, corder, one mark quarterly for a term of nine years from Easter Day on behalf of William his son, apprentice to the said Thomas; the said sum being raised on the tenement of the said Robert situate between the tenement of Adam le Teynturer, (fn. 10) which he held under the guardian of the children of Robert le Bukeler, and St. Paul's Wharf. If the said Robert should die in the meantime, which God forbid, the said Robert agreed for himself and his heirs that the said Thomas should receive the money until the end of the term aforesaid.

Ric' de la Penne.

On Maundy Thursday, the same year, came Richard de la Penne, taverner, and acknowledged that he owed John de Releye, cordwainer, 100s.; to be paid, viz., 20s. at the Feast of St. John the Baptist and 20s. at Michaelmas next ensuing, and so from term to term 20s., until the whole be paid. Pledges for the said Richard, viz., Reginald de Laufare, spicer, and Robert de Titenham, cordwainer, each being bound by distress to pay the whole amount in the event of the aforesaid Richard making default.

Galfr' de Duffeld.

Thursday before le Hokeday, (fn. 11) the same year, came Geoffrey de Duffeld and John de Suffolk, saddlers, and acknowledged that they owed Bartholomew de Theford, clerk, 70s., money borrowed for assurance; (fn. 12) to be paid on the Feast of St. John the Baptist, and unless, &c.

Gerard' de Bric.

The same day came Gerard de Brye, merchant of "Caus," and acknowledged that he owed Hugh Motun, pepperer, 40s.; to be paid, one mark at St. Botolph's Fair, one mark at the Feast of the Nativity, and one mark at Easter following; and unless, &c.

Falco le Taverner.

The same day came Falk le Taverner and Walter de Norwych, skinner, and acknowledged that they owed William Emeric, merchant of Gascony, 19½marks, under a deed which Peregrine Peset, burgess of Bordeaux, attorney of the said William, produced before the Mayor and reputable men of the City; on condition that whensoever the Mayor of Bordeaux should transmit letters of the commune of the City of Bordeaux to the Mayor of London certifying that the said William Emeric had truly stated the amount in arrear of the aforesaid 19½marks, the said Falk and Walter would answer the said William as to the residue, unless the said Falk and Walter could truly declare that they had paid the said William more than he had declared.

Folio 3 b.

quit'.

pro spicer'.

Tuesday, le Hokeday, 4 Edward I. [A.D. 1276], came Roger de Amias, (fn. 13) pepperer, and acknowledged that he owed Gerard de Briolo and John de Solis and their companions the sum of £14 5s.; to be paid to the said Gerard or John or to their company, or to their attorney bearing the tally therefor, viz., one moiety at St. Ives Fair and the other moiety at the Fair of St. Botolph; and unless, &c. (fn. 14)

On the Wednesday following came Robert de Bumsted, gold smith, and acknowledged that he owed 49s. 6d to Alexander de Bredestone, goldsmith; to be paid by quarterly instalments of half a mark, for which he finds pledges, viz., Andrew Goldsmith, John de Dunestaple, goldsmith, and John, son of Alfred Goldsmith, who, in case of default, agree that distress shall be had on their lands, rents, &c., as if they were principal debtors.

Symon de Trie.

Monday the Feast of St. Mildred [20 Feb.], 4 Edward I. [A.D. 1275-6], came Symon de Trye to the Guildhall, and acknowledged that he owed Henry de Hereford, vintner, the sum of £52, which the said Henry had lent the said Symon to assist him in his difficulties, to be paid, viz., £32 at the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], £10 at Michaelmas, and £10 at Christmas, and unless, &c.

Tuesday before the Feast of St. Laurence [10 Aug.], the same year, came John de Blakethorn before the Mayor and other reputable men at the Guildhall, and acknowledged that he owed Walter de Watfford, goldsmith, 29s. for silk cloths and other merchandise; to be paid, viz., 7s. 3d. a fortnight (in quindena) after Michaelmas, 7s. 3d. at Christmas, 7s. 3d. at Easter, and 7s. 3d at the following Michaelmas, and unless, &c.

Folio 4.

Johannes fil' Rogeri.

Friday next before the Feast of St. Laurence [10 Aug.], 4 Edward I. [A.D. 1276], came John Fitz Roger and acknowledged that he owed William, son of William Viel, draper, 38s. for cloth, to be paid at Michaelmas, and unless, &c.

Roger' Beyvin.

Saturday next before the Feast of St. Laurence [10 Aug.], the same year, came Roger Beyvin, draper, and acknowledged that he owed William Bukerel 60 marks of borrowed money, the same to be paid at the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 5 Edward I. [A.D. 1276-7], on this condition, viz., that if Sir Robert Pogeys, Knt., should pay the aforesaid sum to the said William or his attorney at the time specified, the aforesaid Roger should then be quit, otherwise distress to be levied on the said Roger's lands, &c. Witnesses, John Horn, Sheriff, William de Durham, Stephen de Mundene, Chamberlain, (fn. 15) and three others.

quit'.

Wednesday next after the Feast of St. Laurence [10 Aug.], the same year, came Walter le Waleys, Adam de Storteford, John de Dereby, Thomas de Dereby, Richard de Ascheburne, Peter de Terring', and Walter de Bredstrate, cordwainers, to the Guildhall, and acknowledged, each for the whole amount, that they owed to John de la Founs, merchant of Spain, the sum of £66; to be paid to the said John or "Domingo" his valet at the Fair of St. Edward, the year aforesaid, and unless, &c.

(The aforesaid John came and acknowledged that he had received the money aforesaid, Tuesday next before the Feast of St. Katherine [25 Nov.], 5 Edward I. [A.D. 1276].)

Henr' de Pelham.

Thursday next after the Feast of St. Laurence [10 Aug.], the same year, came Henry de Pelham, Richard de Burgo, John de Releye, Gilbert le Tor, Thomas de Cestrehunte, Robert de Totenham and Vincent his brother, John de Westmulne, and Hugh de Byflete, and acknowledged they owed the above John de la Founs a similar sum; the same to be paid as above, and unless, &c.

Folio 4 b.

quit' Walterus le Waleys.

Wednesday next before the Feast of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.], 4 Edward I. [A.D. 1276], came Walter le Waleys, cordwainer, and acknowledged that he owed John de "Monte anardi" (fn. 16) £30 for leather; the same to be paid at Michaelmas next, and unless, &c.

(The aforesaid Walter came and brought a tally of acquittance for the residue Tuesday the octave of St. John, Evang. [27 Dec.], 7 Edward I. [A.D. 1278].)

Thursday next after the Feast of St. Giles [1 Sept.], 4 Edward I. [A.D. 1276], came William le "retundur" (fn. 17) and John de Canterbury, "retundur," and acknowledged that they owed James de Troys £13 4s.; to be paid, viz., £6 4s. at the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.], and the residue at Christmas; and unless, &c.

Another recognizance between the same parties for the same amount; to be paid by similar instalments at Christmas, 5 Edward I. [A.D. 1276], and the Feast of the Purification following; and unless, &c.

Tuesday next before the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.], the same year, came John de Releye, Hugh de Byflete, Thomas de Cestrehunte, Richard de Burgo, and Gilbert le Tor, cordwainers, and acknowledged they owed Bonamicus de Veylac and William his brother, merchants of Condom, (fn. 18) the sum of £78 7s. 6d. for leather; the same to be paid at the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.], and unless, &c.

Symon de Farnham.

Tuesday the octave of St. Edward, viz., next after Michaelmas, the same year, came Symon de Farnham, taverner, of the Ward of William de Durham, (fn. 19) and acknowledged he owed Gaylard de Aspans, merchant of Bordeaux, the sum of £15 4s.; the same to be paid on Christmas Eve next, and unless, &c.

Folio 5.

The Third Year of the Mayoralty of Gregory de Rokesle.

Symon de Farnham.

Saturday the eve of All Saints [1 Nov.], 4 Edward I. [A.D. 1276], came Symon de Farnham, taverner, and acknowledged he owed Ernold Chyket, burgess of Bordeaux, 10 marks for wine; to be paid, viz., 40s. in the quinzaine (in quindena) of the Purification, 40s. in the quinzaine of la Hokeday, and 4 marks at the Feast of St. Bartholomew next ensuing, and unless, &c.

Symon de Farnham.

Saturday the morrow of St. Edmund, King and Martyr [20 Nov.], 5 Edward I. [A.D. 1276], came Symon de Farnham, vintner, John de Plumstede, "retundur," and William le "retundur," and acknowledged they owed William de la Mote, merchant of Montauban, (fn. 20) the sum of £9 for wine; to be paid at the Feast of the Ascension, and unless, &c.

Willelmus le retundur.

The same day and year came William le retundur and acknowledged he owed William de la Mote the sum of £7 for wine; to be paid on Thursday next after the Feast of St. Nicholas [6 Dec.] next, and unless, &c.

Willelmus de Kyngestone.

Wednesday the Feast of St. Katherine [25 Nov.], the same year, came William de Kyngestone, cordwainer, of the Ward of J[ohn] de Blakethorn (fn. 21) within the Gate, and acknowledged he owed Gerard de Russelun, merchant of Spain, or Richard de Storthon, merchant, the sum of 60s. for leather; to be paid by half-yearly instalments of 10s., and unless, &c.

Folio 5 b.

Willelmus de Bosco.

Saturday next before the Feast of St. Andrew, Ap.[30 Nov.], 5 Edward I. [A.D. 1276], came William de Bosco, draper, and acknowledged he owed John de Soliis and his partners the sum of £30 for cloth; to be paid on the eve of Pentecost, and unless, &c.

Johannes le Bruth.

The same day and year came John le Bruth, mercer, and acknowledged he owed the above John and his partners the sum of £6 for mercery; to be paid, viz., 30s. at Christmas, 30s. at Easter, and 60s. at the Feast of St. John the Baptist next ensuing, and unless, &c.

Wednesday the morrow of the Conception of B. V. Mary [8 Dec.], the same year, came John le Chapeler and acknowledged he owed John Peres, merchant of Spain, 14½pounds of silver for wool; to be paid, viz., 6½pounds at Christmas, and 8 pounds at the Feast of the Purification next ensuing; and unless, &c.

Johannes clericus vinitar'.

Saturday next after the Feast of the Conception of B. V. Mary [8 Dec.], the same year, came John Clerk of the Vintry, and acknowledged he owed Peter de Hoylack [and] Sausius de Valeserca, merchants of Agen, (fn. 22) the sum of £12 for wine; to be paid at mid-Lent next ensuing, and unless, &c.

Folio 6.

quit'.

quit'.

Tuesday next after the Feast of St. Lucia, V. [13 Dec.], the same year, came Hugh of the Stone Cross (de cruce lapidea) and acknowledged he owed Reymund de Bordeaux 70s. for red leather Also Geoffrey de Duffeld, saddler, acknowledged he owed the same 54s. 6d for the same Also John de Hemelhampstede, saddler, acknowledged he owed the same 20s. for the same. The several sums to be paid at le Hokeday, and unless, &c.

Guydo Clericus.

The following Wednesday came Guy Clerk, mercer, and acknowledged he owed John, son of John Adrian, draper, the sum of £9 for cloth; to be paid at le Hokeday, and unless, &c.

Regin' le Chaund'.

Saturday next before the Feast of St. Thomas, Ap. [21 Dec.], the same year, came Reginald le Chaundeler, John Fauk de Red, John de Derby, cordwainers, and Richard Mele, mercer, and acknowledged they owed Sir Philip le Tayllur the sum of 20 marks for barley; to be paid, viz., 10 marks in the quinzaine of the Feast of St. John Bapt., and 10 marks at the Feast of All Saints next ensuing; and unless, &c.

Symon de Hadestoke.

The Feast of SS Fabian and Sebastian [20 Jan.], 5 Edward I. [A.D. 1276-7], came Simon de Hadestoke and acknowledged himself bound to Ralph le Cresp in 20s. annual rent of a messuage in the parish of St. Michael, Queenhithe All arrears are remitted upon payment of 5s. at once, and for the future the debtor will pay 5s. quarterly. The whole annual rent to be remitted, provided the debtor pays the sum of 12 marks within two years from Christmas next. The said Ralph covenants to keep the said Simon indemnified against the Canons of St. Paul's and all others on account of the payment of the aforesaid rent.

Folio 6 b.

quit'.

William de Bosco, draper, came to the Guildhall and acknowledged he owed Peter Viens, merchant of Douay, £28 13s. 4d. for cloth; to be paid on the eve of Pentecost, 5 Edward I. [A.D. 1277], and unless, &c.

Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, 5 Edward I. [A.D. 1276-7], came Robert de Basing, woolmonger, and acknowledged himself principal debtor to Wolmar de Essex for the sum of £20 on behalf of William Sawage, woolmonger, to be paid, viz., £10 at Michaelmas and £10 at mid-Lent next ensuing; and unless, &c.

Rob' le Maresc' quit.

Thursday next after the first Sunday in Lent, the same year, came Robert Marescall, of Oxford, of the Ward of Ankittill de Auvergne without the Gate, (fn. 23) and acknowledged he owed Peter de Terring', cordwainer, the sum of 48s. 8d. for a horse; to be paid on Palm Sunday, and unless, &c.

The following Saturday came James de Troys, draper, and acknowledged he owed Gerard de Briolo, John de Soliz, and their companions, the sum of £38 for cloth; to be paid, viz., £7 at Stamford Fair, £21 at St. Ives Fair, and £10 at St. Botolph Fair next ensuing; and unless, &c.

Folio 7.

Willelmus le Paumer.

Monday the Feast of St. Peter ad Cathedram [22 Feb.], 5 Edward I. [A.D. 1276-7], came William le Paumer, tanner, of the Ward of Philip the Tailor, (fn. 24) and acknowledged he owed Michael the Oynter (unctor), of St. Alban, the sum of £11 for hides; the same to be paid, viz., one moiety at the Feast of Pentecost, and the other at Midsummer; and unless, &c.

Donelin' et Clarekyn.

The same day came Donelin and Clarekyn, merchants of Florence, and acknowledged they owed Henry le Burser, pepperer, the sum of 60s.; the same to be paid at the Feast of Pentecost, and unless, &c.

Henricus de Fyngrie.

Thursday the morrow of the Feast of St. Matthias, Ap. [24 Feb.], the same year, came Henry de Fingrie before the Mayor and Aldermen, in the Chamber of the Guildhall, and acknowledged he owed John Addrian, draper, senior, the sum of £30, which he formerly undertook to pay on behalf of Sir Robert de Montfort, who had received cloth to the value of £35; of which sum there had been paid 100s. and there now remained £30 yet due, which he was ordered to pay within a fortnight according to the law and custom of the City.

quit'.

Monday next before mid-Lent, the same year, came Robert "Scheved," senior, Robert "Schevehod," (fn. 25) junior, Eadward de Cerne, mercer, Robert le Lung, mercer, and became principal debtors for 24 marks; the same to be paid to Sir Hugh Fitz Otho at Midsummer for corn received, and unless, &c.

Walterus Herwy.

The same day came Walter Herwy and acknowledged he owed Walter Haweteyn the sum of 45s. 9d. for cloth; to be paid, viz., 10s. at St. Ives Fair, 10s. at St. Botolph Fair, 10s. at Winchester Fair, and 15s. 9d. at the Feast of All Saints, and unless, &c.

Folio 7 b.

S. de Mundene.

Tuesday before mid-Lent, 5 Edward I. [A.D. 1276-7], came Stephen de Mondene, goldsmith, before the Mayor and Aldermen in the Guild-hall (in aula Gilde London'), and acknowledged himself bound to deliver to Sir Robert de Brus, Earl of Karry, (fn. 26) a gold cup weighing three marks, of good workmanship and well made, at the Feast of Pentecost next ensuing; so that each mark used in the manufacture shall in weight and workmanship be of the value of 12 marks sterling in the opinion of four goldsmiths, two being elected by the said Earl and two by the said Stephen. And be it known that the said Stephen has received in hand for the said cup the weight of 2½marks of gold, which he will make up to 3 marks with gold of his own, and that he will deliver the cup as above is expressed. For so doing he binds himself, his heirs, &c.

Symon de Thorp.

Monday the morrow of mid-Lent, the same year, came Symon de Thorp, of co. Lincoln, and acknowledged he owed Stephen Passemer, clerk, the sum of £4 and 20d. for two horses; the same to be paid, viz., 20s. and 20d. at Easter, and 60s. at Michaelmas; and unless, &c.

Monday the morrow of Palm Sunday [21 March], the same year, came Henry de Wynchester, pepperer, and acknowledged to Avice, wife of William Fitz Richard, the sum of £6, which he borrowed and promised to repay before Palm Sunday the following year. And be it known that the said Henry has released the said Avice and William her son from an agreement of apprenticeship, and unless he pays, &c.

Gilbertus de Pelham.

Friday in Easter week, the same year, came Gilbert de Pelham and acknowledged himself bound to Bartram Mannin, merchant of Gascony, in £10 for leather; the same to be paid, viz., 25s. at the Ascension, 25s. in the quinzaine of St. John the Baptist, 50s. at the Feast of All Saints, 50s. at the Feast of the Purification, and 50s. at the Feast of the Ascension next ensuing. Pledges for payment, viz., Henry de Pelham, John de Releye, Richard de Burgo, and John de Pelham, cordwainers. The said Bartram appoints Ralph de Alegate, clerk, his attorney to receive the money.

Folio 8.

Juliana la Poleter'.

Saturday the Feast of SS. Philip and James [1 May], 5 Edward I. [A.D. 1277], came Juliana de Arcubus, "poleter," widow of Robert le Poleter, and acknowledged she owed Roger de Stebeneth, dyer, the sum of 24s. for a house which the said Roger bought of her; which sum the said Roger pays, on her behalf, at the Guildhall eight days after the Feast of SS. Philip and James, on condition that she repay the same by instalments at Midsummer and Michaelmas next ensuing; and unless, &c.

Monday next before the Feast of St. Barnabas [11 June], the same year, a deed was read at the Guildhall, in the presence of William de Durham and other reputable men, to the following effect:— The Abbot and Convent of Radinges (fn. 27) to the Mayor, Sheriffs, &c. Know ye all that whereas we are bound to pay our beloved clerk, Elyas de Hertford, an annual sum of 5 marks out of our chamber, we, being desirous that the same should be paid out of our rents in the City, do convey to the said Elyas all our rents aforesaid, for his lifetime, from Michaelmas next, the said rents being of the annual value of 100s., with the exception of the sum of 2½marks issuing from our capital house in the said City held by Robert de Assendon and his wife.

Deed touching the Wells at Tyburne for the Conduct of Water to London. (fn. 28)

To all to whom this present deed shall come, Gilbert de Sanford greeting. Know ye that at the request of the lord the King, and for his honour and reverence and the common benefit of the City of London and the whole realm, I have granted and quitclaimed to the said City and citizens, for me and my heirs for ever, all those wells and their waters which lie in my fief of Tyburne near the public highway leading towards the said City; to bring the said waters by a conduit to the said City through such parts of my fief as they may deem expedient. So free and quit and void of restraint have I granted those springs and waters and the tower or reservoir where the waters are collected, with their free course, to the City and citizens, that neither I nor my heirs can at any time claim anything in them, nor hinder the citizens from repairing the tower and pipes whenever necessary, and disposing of them at will. Dated Westminster, the Feast of St. Dionisius [9 Oct.], 21 Henry III. [A.D. 1237], before Sir H. de Pateshull, the King's. Treasurer, Master Walter de Prestecote, Vice-Chancellor, William de Beauchamp, Alexander, Treasurer of London, Master Thomas the Remembrancer (memoranciarius), Peter and John de Abendon, Chamberlains, Walter and John, scriveners of the Rolls, and other lieges of the lord the King being present.

Folio 8 b.

Willelmus de Dunolm'.

Tuesday next before the Feast of St. Barnabas [11 June], 5 Edward I. [A.D. 1277], came William de Durham, alderman, and acknowledged himself bound to Remund Condomine, brother and attorney of Peter Condomine, in the sum of £15; the same to be paid to the said Remund or his attorney, the Prior of St. John's, Clerkenwell, by instalments of 35s. at the principal terms of the year; and unless, &c. For which recognizance the said Remund, on behalf of his brother, grants a general release to the said William.

(Monday the Feast of St. Katherine [25 Nov.], 9 Edward I. [A.D. 1280], came the aforesaid Prior in full Husting and acknowledged that the sum of £15 aforesaid had been paid. Accordingly it is cancelled).

Memorandum that Robert de Meldeburn is bound to the Commonalty in 12d., to be paid annually at Easter for a certain place near London Wall in the Ward of J[ohn] de Blakethorn within the Gate. (fn. 29)

N. d-Storteford.

Monday next before the Feast of St. Botolph, in the month of June [17 June], 5 Edward I. [A.D. 1277], came Nicholas de Storteford, "chaudruner," (fn. 30) and acknowledged he owed Walter le Poter 100s. for money and copper received, and covenanted not to sell or alienate his tenement or utensils until the debt had been discharged.

Johannes de Neweham.

The following Monday came John de Neweham, retundur, and acknowledged he owed Copyn de Troys, draper, the sum of £8 for wine, to be paid on the Feast of St. Bartholomew, and unless, &c.

Friday next before the Feast of St. John Bapt [24 June], the same year, came William de Causton, Robert de Bury and Roger de Bury, haberdashers, Henry le Sceler, and Luke le Gerdler, and acknowledged they owed Matilda, daughter of Aunger the Pheliper, (fn. 31) the sum of 4 marks by way of surety to William de Hertford, currier, and Hawysia his wife, in respect of a certain house without Aldredesgate, in the Ward of John de Blakethorn without the Gate, a part of which house the said Matilda had sold to Henry de Keles; the same to be paid at Michaelmas, and unless, &c.

Folio 9.

Willelmus Hauueteyn.

Saturday next after the Feast of St. James [25 July] came William, son of Hamo Haweteyn, Robert de Pampesworth, cordwainers, and Robert le Cyrger, and acknowledged themselves bound to Hugh de St. Paul, merchant of Moysac, (fn. 32) in the sum of £12 10s. for wine; to be paid in the quinzaine of St. Michael, and unless, &c.

Ann. vj to

quit'.

Friday next before Christmas, 6 Edward I. [A.D. 1277], came Richard de Burgo and John de Releye, cordwainers, and acknowledged themselves bound to Lupus de Bytoyre in the sum of £19 for leather; the same to be paid, viz., two-thirds in round pence and one-third in good halfpence, not clipped, at mid-Lent; and unless, &c.

quit'.

Friday the morrow of the Epiphany [6 Jan.], the same year [A.D. 1277-8], came Thomas de Cestrehunte, cordwainer, and acknowledged himself bound to Peter de "Wamasel," (fn. 33) merchant of Spain, in the sum of £7 for leather; the same to be paid on Ash Wednesday, and unless, &c.

Rad' Adrian piperar'.

Thursday the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], the same year, came Ralph Adrien, pepperer, and acknowledged himself bound to Richard Jordan, Vicar of St. Paul's, in the sum of 60s., money borrowed; to be paid at Christmas, 7 Edward I. [A.D 1278]. In case of the debtor's death, the money to be raised on his testament, notwithstanding any objection by his executors; and in case of the creditor's death, the money to be paid to his attorney; and unless, &c.

quit'.

The same day came Gilbert, called "Caur'," and acknowledged himself bound to Peter de Walmesede in the sum of 107s. for leather; the same to be paid in the octave of the Purification of B. Mary [2 Feb.] next, and unless, &c.

Folio 9 b.

Saturday next after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], the same year, came Henry de Pelham, cordwainer, and Richard de Burgo, and acknowledged themselves bound to Peter "Yvemeys," merchant of Wamesel, in Spain, in the sum of £5 for leather; the same to be paid within nine weeks, and unless, &c.

S. de Mundene.

Wednesday in the octave of the Purification [2 Feb.], the same year, came Stephen de Mundene, goldsmith, and acknowledged himself bound to Reymund Aleman, merchant of Bordeaux, in the sum of 100s. for wine; to be paid at the Feast of Pentecost in good and round money, and unless, &c.

Henr' de Pelham et socii sui quit'.

Thursday next after the octave of the Purification [2 Feb.], the same year, came Henry de Pelham, Richard de Burgo, John de Releye, Thomas de Derby, and John de Westmulne, cordwainers, and acknowledged themselves bound to Matthew de Burus, merchant of Spain, in the sum of £100 for leather; the same to be paid, viz., £50 at Easter next and £50 at Whitsuntide, of which sum aforesaid £60 shall be in round pence and £40 in good halfpence; and unless, &c.

(Afterwards, viz., on Tuesday before the Feast of St. John the Baptist [24 June], the year aforesaid, came R. Clerk and faithfully promised that the said merchant would be paid within ten days the sum of £24 and a similar sum within twenty days.)

quit'.

Saturday next before mid-Lent, the same year, came Richard de Morthon, leather merchant, and acknowledged himself bound to William de Russilun, a Lombard, and John Faunt his partner; in the sum of £75—viz., £50 in round pence and £25 in good halfpence—for leather; to be paid at the Feast of St. John the Baptist the same year, and unless, &c.

Folio 10.

Thomas de Cestrehunte.

Tuesday next before the Annunciation of B. Mary [25 March], the same year [A.D. 1277-8], came Thomas de Cestrehunte, cordwainer, and acknowledged himself bound to Lupus de Bytore in the sum of £9 for leather; the same to be paid in the quinzaine of Easter, viz., one moiety in good pence and the other in good halfpence without clipping; and unless, &c.

Johannes de Rel' pro P. de Yven'. quit'.

Wednesday next after mid-Lent, the same year, came Richard de Burgo, Henry de Pelham, Thomas de Cestrehunte, Thomas de Derby, Richard de Asseburne, and John de Releye, cordwainers, and acknowledged themselves bound to Peter "Yveneys," merchant of "Wamersel," in Spain, in the sum of £29 for leather; the same to be paid at Midsummer, and unless, &c.

Thomas de Cestrehunte. quit'.

The same day came Thomas de Cestrehunte, cordwainer, and acknowledged himself bound to the aforesaid Peter in the sum of 57s. for bazen (fn. 34) ; the same to be paid at Midsummer, viz., three-fourths in good, round, unclipped pence, and one-fourth in good halfpence; and unless, &c.

Inde sol' xiijl. It' xiijl. quit'.

Friday next after mid-Lent, the same year, came Robert de "Thotemham" and Vincent de "Totenham," cordwainers, and acknowledged themselves bound to Peter de "Wamesl" and Barnard Maffre in the sum of £26 in good pence and halfpence, the same to be paid, viz., £6 on Sunday next, £7 at Easter, and the residue on the eighth day before Pentecost; and unless, &c.

Ric' de Burgo.

Tuesday, viz., le Hokeday, the same year, came Richard de Burgo, John de Releye, John de Westmulne, Thomas de Derby, and Henry de Pelham, and acknowledged themselves bound to Ernald de Mundenard and Peter and John his brothers in the sum of £37, in good pence and halfpence, for leather; the same to be paid, viz., one moiety on Midsummer Day and the other a month later; and unless, &c.

Folio 10 b.

Hugo de Byflete. quit'.

Thursday next after le Hokeday, the same year, came Hugh de Byflete, Robert de Totenham and Vincent his brother, cordwainers, and acknowledged themselves bound to Ernald Faner' and Bernard Mafrey, merchants of Spain, in the sum of £30, good money, for leather; the same to be paid, viz., one moiety on Midsummer Day and the other on the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], and unless, &c.

Godwyn le Feliper.

The following Friday came Godwyn le Feliper, of the Ward of William Bukerel, (fn. 35) and acknowledged himself bound, as principal debtor, to Roger le Lung, "feliper," on behalf of Richard de Knaresbure, servant to the said Roger, in the sum of 37 marks, money borrowed; to be paid within one year from Christmas Day, 7 Edward I. [A.D. 1278], and unless, &c. In return for which the said Roger released the said Richard from his apprenticeship, and the said Godwyn promised to indemnify the said Roger for all debts contracted by the said Richard during his apprenticeship.

Walt' Haweteyn.

Monday before the Feast of St. Pancras [12 May], 6 Edward I. [A.D. 1278], came Walter Haweteyn, mercer, and acknowledged that he had the wardship of the five children of William le Gode, together with the sum of £37, so that he will maintain the said children until they come to lawful age, and afterwards restore their property. Sureties for his so doing, viz., Robert Haweteyn, Roger le Chaundeler, Stephen Haweteyn, and William de Staumford, mercer, each to answer for his share.

Ric' de Burgo.

Friday the morrow of St. Dunstan [19 May], the same year, came Richard de Burgo, John de Releye, and Thomas de Derby, cordwainers, and acknowledged themselves severally bound to Stephen de Caruien, (fn. 36) merchant of Spain, in the sum of £19 for leather and bazen; the same to be paid on the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], and unless, &c.

(Friday next after the Nativity of B. Mary [8 Sept.], 11 Edward I. [A.D. 1283], came Johanna, one of the daughters of William Gode, and acknowledged that Walter Hauteyn had satisfied her to the amount of £7 8s. of the money delivered to him.

(Sunday next before the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], 15 Edward I. [A.D. 1287], came Thomas, son of William Gode, and acknowledged that Walter Hauteyn had satisfied him to the amount of £7 8s., his share of the sum of £37 delivered to the said Walter for the five children of the said William.

(Friday next after the Epiphany [6 Jan.], 16 Edward I. [A.D. 1287-8], came Margery, one of the daughters of William le Gode, and made a similar acknowledgment.

(Saturday next after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan], 21 Edward I. [A.D. 1292-3], came Nicholas, another son of William le Gode, and made a similar acknowledgment (fn. 37) .)

Footnotes

1 Or licensed brokers See Glossary of Anglo-Norman, 'Liber Albus' (Rolls Series), ii. 306.
2 Possibly identical with Peter "Viens," merchant of Douay, mentioned infra, p. 11. Cf. "Binde de Florence," Letter Book B, fo. 2b.
3 Turturarii, bakers of a coarse bread made of unbolted meal, and known as tourt. See Glossary of Med Latin, 'Liber Custumarum' (Rolls Series), ii. 833.
4 Co. Huntingdon.
5 Botolph's town, or Boston, co. Lincoln The citizens resorted in such numbers to the fan annually held there on St. Bololph's Day [17 June] that all business in the Court of Husting ceased, and the Court was closed for a whole month. Vide Letter-Book I, fo. 176 (Riley, 'Memorials,' p. 637).
6 Bishopsgate Ward. Vide infra, fo. 116.
7 A white tawyer; one who taws or tans skins with alum.
8 The name has been carefully obliterated in the body of the document, but appears in a marginal note to the effect that Johanna de Frowyk paid two sums of 5s. and half a mark respectively, and was released the rest of the sum of 20s. due.
9 Woodmonger.
10 Dyer.
11 Hocktide, a season given up to rough horse-play known as "hocking," and commencing on the fifteenth day after Easter. In 1406 hocking in the City was forbidden on the Monday and Tuesday called "Hokkedayes" on pain of imprisonment and of fine at the discretion of the Mayor and Aldermen. Letter-Book I, fo. 49 (Riley, 'Memorials,' 561-2).
12 Ex mutuo pro asur'.
13 Amiens.
14 A note inserted to the effect that payment had been made before the Chamberlain and Robert Curtays, "passanir," by one of the company bearing the tally, on Thursday next before the Feast of St. Edmund the King [20 Nov.], the same year.
15 According to the 'Liber Cust.' (Rolls Series, i. 239) Gregory de Rokesle (the Mayor) was Chamberlain from the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 3 Edward I. [A.D. 1274-5], until 13 June, 6 Edward I. [A.D. 1278].
16 Cf. John de "Mundenard," fo. 10.
17 Shearman, or shearer of cloth.
18 On the Baise, Department of Gers. A place of considerable trade, chiefly in cotton and mixed fabrics, cotton yarn, and earthenware.
19 Bread Street Ward (Riley, 'Memorials,' p. 19).
20 Department Tarn et Garonne.
21 Aldersgate Ward.
22 Chief town, Department Lot et Garonne.
23 On fo. 134 b we find also the Ward of Anketin d'Auverne within the Gate. This gate probably refers to Ludgate. The ward was sometimes known as the "Ward of Ludgate within and without" (Letter-Book B, fo. xxxvii), sometimes as the "Ward of Fleet Street" (Letter Book D, fo. cx), and sometimes as the "Ward of Ludgate and Newgate within and without," under which title it was demised by Thomas de Arderne to Anketin d'Auverne for life, and at his death (circa 1277) was again demised by the same Thomas to Ralph le Fevre, whose son John made it over to William de Farndon, after whom the ward became known as the Ward of Farringdon within and without. See Hust. Roll 13 (57).
24 Bishopsgate.
25 Cf. "Sevehodeslane," in the parish of St. Laurence, Jewry. Hust. Roll 82 (67). Possibly the family name and the name of the lane may have some connexion with "Sephardim," the distinctive title of one of the two great branches of the Hebrew race. See Burton, 'The Jew, the Gypsy, and El Islam,' p. 46.
26 Robert Bruce, seventh Earl of Carrick.
27 Reading.
28 A late insertion.
29 Aldersgate.
30 Maker of cauldrons (?).
31 Fripperer, dealer in second-hand clothes or furniture.
32 Moissac, a town situate on the right bank of the Tarn, Garonne.
33 Valmaseda (?), near Bilbao.
34 Bazeyne or basil, leather made of sheepskin.
35 Lothbury, now Broad Street Ward.
36 Or "Karewen." Vide infra, p. 24. Perhaps the river "Carrion," on which the Spanish town of Palencia stands.
37 These acknowledgements are inserted at the foot of fos. 10 b and 11.


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