Folios 70 - 79b

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Reginald R. Sharpe (editor)

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1900

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164-189

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'Folios 70 - 79b', Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: B: 1275-1312 (1900), pp. 164-189. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33043 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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Folio 70 (lxviij b).

cognicio.

ixd.

Sunday the morrow of the Circumcision [1 Jan.], 34 Edward I. [A.D. 1305-6], came John le Wympler before the Chamberlain and acknowledged himself indebted to John "Starre," fishmonger, in the sum of £4 6s. 8d.; to be paid at Pentecost, &c.

cognicio.

iiijd.

The same day came Michael de Wymbihs and Richard le Mauncher and acknowledged themselves jointly and severally indebted to the above John "Starre" in the sum of 43s. 4d.; to be paid at Pentecost, &c.

The following Tuesday came John Lambyn, fishmonger, and acknowledged himself indebted to the above John "Starre" in the sum of £8; to be paid on Palm Sunday, and unless, &c.

(Cancelled because the aforesaid creditor and debtor came and acknowledged that the aforesaid contract between them was annulled.)

cognicio.

vjd.

Friday the morrow of the Epiphany [6 Jan.] came William de Stebenhethe, "batour," and acknowledged himself indebted to Richard Ingold, "chaundeler" near Ebbegate, in the sum of 60s.; to be paid on Sunday in mid-Lent, &c.

cognicio.

vjd.

Saturday after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.] came Robert le Treiere and Thomas de Flete and acknowledged themselves jointly and severally indebted to Stephen de Abyndone in the sum of 49s. 4d.; to be paid at Easter, and unless, &c.

(Afterwards, viz., on Friday after the Feast of St. Mark [25 April], 34 Edward I. [A.D. 1306], the said Stephen came before Richard Poterel, the Chamberlain, and acknowledged satisfaction. It is therefore cancelled.)

cognicio.

viijd.

Wednesday after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.] came Martin Dagon, woodmonger, and acknowledged himself indebted to John de Chalfhunte, woodmonger, in the sum of £4; to be paid, viz., 40s. at Easter next, and 1 mark annually at Easters following until, &c. And the aforesaid John has a writing obligatory for the said debt, &c.

cognicio.

vijd.

Thursday in the octave of St. Hillary [13 Jan.] came Henry de Canterbury, baker, and acknowledged himself indebted to Roger de Paris, mercer, in the sum of 66s. 8d.; to be paid on Sunday in mid-Lent, &c.

cognicio.

vijd.

Friday after the Feast of Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.] came John Hurel and Roysia his wife and acknowledged themselves jointly and severally indebted to Gaylard Lambard, merchant of Gascony, in the sum of 75s. 4d.; to be paid at mid-Lent, and unless, &c.

cognicio.

ijs.

The same day came William de Finchingfeld and acknowledged himself indebted to John de Alegate de Alethorne in the sum of £12; to be paid at Michaelmas, and unless, &c.

(Cancelled because the said John acknowledged satisfaction.)

cognicio.

xvijs. ijd.

Thursday the morrow of the Purification [2 Feb.] came Andrew le Mareschal and acknowledged himself indebted to Bettinus "Friscabalde" (fn. 1) and his partners, merchants of the Company of "Friscabaldi," (fn. 1) in the sum of £102 13s. 4d.; to be paid, viz., one moiety in the quinzaine of Easter and the other in the octave of H. Trinity; and unless, &c.

Folio 70 b (lxviij).

cognicio.

nil quia alderm'.

Friday after the Purification [2 Feb.], 34 Edward I. [A.D. 1305-6], came Roger "le Graund Barber" before the Chamberlain and acknowledged himself indebted to Richard de Wylehale, Alderman, (fn. 2) in the sum of 10 marks; to be paid at Easter, and unless, &c.

cognicio.

viijd.

Thursday after the octave of the Purification [2 Feb.] came Robert de Gloucestre, goldsmith, and acknowledged himself indebted to Gilbert Cros, fishmonger, in the sum of £4; to be paid at Midsummer, &c.

(Cancelled because satisfied.)

cognicio.

iijd.

Friday before the Feast of St. Peter in Cathedra [22 Feb.] came Walter Thorougod, "coureour," and acknowledged himself indebted to Andrew Pieres de "Castro Sorecini" (fn. 3) and John de St. Mary his valet and Peter de "Evendene" in the sum of 23s.; to be paid by weekly instalments of 6d., commencing on Sunday next; and unless, &c. The whole debt to be levied in case of one default.

cognicio.

vjd.

The same day came Robert de Frowyk, "cordwaner," and acknowledged himself indebted to the same in the sum of 61s. 6d.; to be paid by instalments of 20s. 6d. at Easter, Midsummer, and the Feast of St. Giles [1 Sept.].

cognicio.

vd.

The same day came Walter Thorougod, "coureour," and acknowledged himself indebted to John de la Coste, merchant of Spain, and Peter de "Evendone' in the sum of 42s.; to be paid by weekly instalments of 3d. until, &c. In case of any default the whole debt to be levied.

cognicio.

ijd.

Monday before the Feast of St. Peter in Cathedra [22 Feb.] came Richard atte Gate, "coureour," and acknowledged himself indebted to John de la Coste and Peter de "Evendone" in the sum of 17s.; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 4s. 3d., commencing at Easter; and unless, &c.

cognicio.

ijs. iijd.

The same day came Thomas Abraham, ironmonger, and acknowledged himself indebted to Richard de Caumpes in the sum of £13 12s. 4d.; to be paid, viz., one moiety at the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March] and the other at the Feast of Invention of H. Cross [3 May]; and unless, &c.

cognicio.

xixd.

Wednesday the morrow of St. Peter in Cathedra [22 Feb.] came John Lambyn de Colesdone, fishmonger, and acknowledged himself indebted to William Edmund, William "Gobbe," and Richard "Gubbe," executors of Gunnora de Stratford, in the sum of £9 12s.; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 20s. until, &c. In case of any default the whole debt to be levied.

cognicio.

iijd.

The same day came Roger Seykyn, goldsmith, and acknowledged himself indebted to Alice, wife of William Aleyn, of Great Yarmouth, in a silver cup weighing 28s. 8d.; a fermail of copper gilt of the value of 12d.; a girdle of plain silk (de serico non faleratam) of the value of 2s.; to be delivered within a fortnight.

(Cancelled because on Tuesday the eve of St. Peter in Cathedra, anno 35 Edward I. [A.D. 1306-7], Nicholas Fastolf came and acknowledged satisfaction on behalf of the said Alice.)

cognicio.

ijs. viijd.

Saturday after the Feast of St. Matthias, Ap. [24 Feb.], came Osebert de Braye, salter, and acknowledged himself indebted to Reginald le Barber, vintner, in the sum of £16; to be paid at Midsummer.

Folio 71 (lxvij b).

cognicio.

xvijd.

Friday after the octave of St. Matthias [24 Feb.], 34 Edward I. [A.D. 1305-6], came Ralph Hardel and acknowledged himself indebted to Gauselin "Pagani" in the sum of £8 7s.; to be paid at the Feast of Pentecost, and unless, &c.

(Cancelled because payment was made of the goods of the said Ralph.)

cognicio.

nil quia alderm'.

Monday before the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March] came Bernard le Fourbour, William Lumbard, "heaumer," and Alexander le Fourbour before the Chamberlain and acknowledged themselves jointly and severally indebted to Nicholas Pycot, Alderman, in the sum of 23s.; to be paid by weekly instalments of 6d. until, &c. And the aforesaid N. has a tally of the same debt.

cognicio.

iiijor d.

The following day came John de Waledene, saddler, before Nicholas Pycot, Alderman, and Richard Poterel, Chamberlain, and acknowledged himself indebted to Geoffrey de Yarmouth, cornmonger, in the sum of 40s.; to be paid in the quinzaine of Easter, and unless, &c. And the said John binds himself, his heirs and assigns, to indemnify Roger "le Graund Barber" and John de Hamele in respect of mainprise for payment of the said debt.

cognicio.

nil quia alderm'.

The following Thursday came Thomas de Biry, mercer, before the Chamberlain and acknowledged himself indebted to Walter de Finchingfeld, Alderman, in the sum of 20s.; to be paid at Easter, and unless, &c.

(Cancelled because paid.)

cognicio.

viijd.

The same day came Henry de Bondene, skinner, and acknowledged himself indebted to William de Bydik, "peverer," in the sum of £4; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 20s., commencing at Easter; and unless, &c.

(Cancelled because the said William acknowledged satisfaction.)

cognicio.

iijd.

Wednesday before the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March] came Ralph Pointel, "coureour," and acknowledged himself indebted to Peter de Monemue, mercer, in the sum of 23s. 8d.; to be paid, viz., iijs. 8d. at Easter next, and 5s. at the four next following quarters, and unless, &c.

cognicio.

vd.

Thursday after the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.], 34 Edward I. [A.D. 1305-6], came Roger de Rokesle before the Chamberlain and acknowledged himself indebted to Thomas de Frowyk, goldsmith, and Alice his wife in the sum of 46s. 8d. for trespass committed upon the said Alice, &c., to be paid at mid-Lent, and unless, &c.

(Cancelled because paid.)

cognicio.

nil quia communitate.

Monday before the Feast of Annunciation [25 March] came Agnes, wife of Reginald de Frowyk, goldsmith, and Robert de Kelleseye before Sirs John le Blound, Mayor, John de Wengrave, and the rest of the Aldermen, and Richard Poterel, Chamberlain, and acknowledged themselves jointly and severally bound to the Commonalty of London in the sum of 47s., which sum the said Reginald had received from the collectors of the Ward of Bredstrete; to be paid at Midsummer.

(Cancelled because paid.)

cognicio.

viijd.

The following day came John de Etone, mercer, before the Chamberlain and acknowledged himself indebted to John le Lung, of Almaine, in the sum of £4 7s.; to be paid at Midsummer, and unless, &c.

(Cancelled because paid.)

cognicio.

xd.

The same day came Robert de Kelleseye and acknowledged himself indebted to "Gytouche" Honest and Richard Romeyn, merchants of Luka, in the sum of 100s.; to be paid at Midsummer, and unless, &c.

(Cancelled because the said "Gytouche" came and acknowledged satisfaction.)

cognicio.

xvd.

The following Wednesday came Ralph Hardel and acknowledged himself indebted to Peter de Pountous, merchant of Gascony, in the sum of £7 5s.; to be paid, viz., £4 5s. in the quinzaine of Easter next, and 60s. in the quinzaine following; and unless, &c.

(Cancelled "quia infra.")

Folio 71 b (lxvij).

scriptium Henr' de Arderne.

ijs. vjd.

Wednesday before the Feast of Annunciation B. M. [25 March], 34 Edward I. [A.D. 1305-6], came Stephen de Abyndone and Henry de Arderne before the Chamberlain and desired that the following writing might be enrolled, the said writing being a recognizance by Henry, son of William de Arderne, late tailor, of his being bound to Reginald de Thunderle in the sum of 40 marks for a certain debt contracted during the years of his apprenticeship to the said Reginald; the money to be paid by quarterly instalments of 5 marks The said writing witnessed by William de Paris, Stephen de Abindone, "Yon" de Wittele, Peter le Rey, William Oseberne, Ralph the Clerk, and others [not named], and bearing date Thursday after the Feast of St. Martin "in hyeme" [11 Nov.], 32 Edward I. [AD 1304].

(The writing is cancelled at the request of Stephen de Abindone and remains in the custody of Richard Poterel, the Chamberlain.)

cognicio.

nil per J. Maiorem et J. de Wengrave.

Saturday the eve of Palm Sunday [27 March], 34 Edward I. [A.D. 1306], came William le Charpenter de Holebourne and William le Barber de Cordwanerstrete before John le Blound, Mayor, John de Wengrave, and Richard Poterel, the Chamberlain, and acknowledged themselves jointly and severally indebted to John de Wyndessore de Phelippeslane in the sum of 10s.; to be paid at the Feast of Pentecost, and unless, &c.

cognicio.

xvijd.

The following Monday came Ralph Hardel before the Chamberlain and acknowledged himself indebted to Gauselin "Pagani," merchant of Gascony, in the sum of £8 9s. 4d.; to be paid at Midsummer, and unless, &c.

(Whereof the said Gauselin received of the goods of the said Ralph 35s. 9d.)

cognicio.

iijd.

On Maundy Thursday came Gilbert de "Seint Need," called "Ladde," tailor, and acknowledged himself indebted to Walter de Legh in the sum of 30s.; to be paid at Midsummer, and unless, &c.

(Cancelled because the said Walter acknowledged satisfaction.)

cognicio.

iiijd.

Saturday being Easter Eve came Hugh Marchaund, fishmonger, and acknowledged himself indebted to Walter Mounde, fishmonger, in the sum of 40s.; to be paid at Michaelmas, &c.

cognicio.

xijd.

Tuesday after the octave of Easter [3 April] came Osebert de Braye, "corder," and acknowledged himself indebted to Peter de Pountous, merchant of Bordeaux, in the sum of £6.; to be paid on Wednesday after the Feast of St. Mark [25 April] next, and unless, &c.

cognicio.

xiiijd.

The following day came Robert de Kelleseye and acknowledged himself indebted to John le Wympler, goldsmith, in the sum of £7 3s. 4d.; to be paid, viz., 71s. 8d. at Michaelmas, and a like sum at the Feast of St. Martin next, &c.

(On Saturday after the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.] the above John came and acknowledged he had received 5 marks and 5 shillings for the first term.)

Folio 72 (lxvj b).

cognicio.

iiijd.

Wednesday after the octave of Easter [3 April], 34 Edward I. [AD 1306], came Geoffrey de Bokham before the Chamberlain and acknowledged himself indebted to Richard atte Bowe, spicer, in the sum of 41s.; to be paid by instalments of 10s. at Midsummer, Michaelmas, and Christmas, and 11s. at the following Easter; and unless, &c.

nil quia convencio adnichilatur.

The same day came John le Chapeler de Flete and acknowledged himself indebted to William de Finchingfeld in the sum of 64s.; to be paid at Midsummer, and unless, &c.

(Cancelled because the said William and John came and acknowledged that the contract between them had been annulled.)

cognicio.

nil quia alderm'.

The following Thursday came John Scarlet, mercer, and acknowledged himself indebted to Walter de Finchingfeld, Alderman, in the sum of 33s. 4d.; to be paid at Midsummer, and unless, &c.

(Whereof Sir Walter received 32s.—the said John is therefore thereof quit; and afterwards 16d.)

cognicio.

nil quia alderman'.

The same day came John de Bristol, "peleter," and acknowledged himself indebted to the above Walter in the sum of 4 marks; to be paid at Midsummer, &c.

cognicio.

nil quia alderman'.

The same day came Hugh de Wyrcestre, "peleter," and acknowledged himself indebted to the above Walter in the sum of 20s.; to be paid at Midsummer, &c.

cognicio.

xxijd.

The same day came John Lambyn de Colesdone, fishmonger, and acknowledged himself indebted to William Prodomme, fishmonger of London, in the sum of £11 3s. 6d.; to be paid, viz., 40s. at Midsummer, and 20s. at each succeeding quarter until, &c. Execution to follow upon any one default, &c.

cognicio.

xxijd.

Thursday after the quinzaine of Easter [3 April] came Richard de Comptone before Richard Poterel, the Chamberlain, and acknowledged himself indebted to Simon le Fraunceys in the sum of £11; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 20s., commencing at Midsummer next, &c. And the aforesaid Simon put in his place Robert de Mokkyngge, fishmonger, to receive the money, &c. And because the said Simon is feeble and in extremis, and is blind and partly deaf, William de Toppesfeld, mercer, became surety on behalf of the said Robert that the said Robert would expend the money for the said Simon's behoof, &c.

(Cancelled "quia infra.")

cognicio.

nil per J. Maiorem.

Monday the Feast of St. Mark [25 April], 34 'Edward I. [AD 1306], came John de Kent, "cozon," (fn. 4) and acknowledged himself indebted to John "Merlin," Chamberlain to Sir Eymer de Valence, (fn. 5) in the sum of 46s. 8d.; to be paid on Saturday next, &c.; and unless, &c. The said John "Merling" put in his place John Bunting to receive the money, &c.

The following Thursday came Peter Maupyn, vintner, and acknowledged himself indebted to Arnold Fokeram and Peter del Hospital, merchants of Gascony, in the sum of 43s. 4d.; to be paid at Midsummer, &c.

(Cancelled because the said Arnold acknowledged satisfaction.)

Folio 72 b (lxvj).

cognicio.

xijd.

Monday the morrow of SS. Philip and James [1 May], 34 Edward I. [A.D. 1306], came Ralph Hardel and Fremund de Dunstaple and acknowledged themselves jointly and severally indebted to Peter de Pountous, merchant of Gascony, in the sum of £6 5s. 6d.; to be paid, viz., 40s. 6d. on Saturday next, 40s. on the following Saturday, and 45s. on the following Friday; and unless, &c.

(The said Peter acknowledged the receipt of £6 2s. 6d., and afterwards of 3s.)

cognicio.

iiijd.

Monday after the Feast of Invention of H. Cross [3 May] came Simon le Botoner, mercer, and acknowledged himself indebted to Richard de Gatesbiry and John le Hore in the sum of 40s.; to be paid at Midsummer, and unless, &c.

(Cancelled because the said Richard came and acknowledged satisfaction.)

cognicio.

iiijd.

The same day came William Lefchild, saddler, and acknowledged himself indebted to the same in the sum of 40s.; to be paid at Easter, and unless, &c.

(Cancelled because the above Richard acknowledged satisfaction.)

cognicio.

xixd.

The same day came Ranulph Balle, mercer, and acknowledged himself indebted, on behalf of Richard de St. Alban, to "Jacobo Istregy" de Luka in the sum of £9 10s.; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 1 mark, commencing at Midsummer, until, &c.; and unless, &c.

cognicio.

iijs. vjd.

The same day came John de Lutegreshale, goldsmith, and acknowledged himself indebted to Arabicus and Girard de Lesclate, merchants of Luka, in the sum of £21; to be paid at Midsummer, &c.

(Cancelled because the said Girard came before the Chamberlain on Friday the Feast of SS. Fabian and Sebastian [20 Jan.] and acknowledged satisfaction.)

cognicio.

iijd.

Wednesday the eve of the Ascension [12 May] came Robert de Biry, mercer, and acknowledged himself indebted to John Scarlet, mercer, in the sum of 32s.; to be paid in the quinzame of H. Trinity, and unless, &c. And the said John has pledges for the debt aforesaid.

cognicio.

viijd.

Friday the morrow of the Ascension [12 May] came Geoffrey Scot, taverner, and acknowledged himself indebted to Peter de Camperien, merchant of Gascony, in the sum of £4; to be paid at Midsummer, &c.

cognicio.

xxd.

attorn'.

The same day came Reginald de Walsingham, barber, and "Marota" his wife and acknowledged themselves indebted to Arnold Oliver and Amanin Oliver his son in the sum of £10; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 40s, commencing at Midsummer next, until, &c. And the said Amanin put in his place William de Hedersete and Robert de Marny to receive the money, &c.

(Afterwards the said Amanin came and acknowledged that he had received 60s. and declared the writing thereon annulled, &c., and he received from pledges delivered 40s. Also the aforesaid Marota paid to William de Hedersete 20s. on Saturday before the Feast of St. Valentine Also the said Robert de Marny acknowledged, on Wednesday after the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], 2 Edward II. [A.D. 1308], that he had received the residue It is therefore cancelled.)

cognicio.

nil quia condonatur per Johannem de Wengrave.

Thursday the Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May] came Henry de Bannebiry, William de Creshaultone, and Egidius de Alre, shoemakers (caligarn) of Cordwanerstrete, before John de Wengrave and Richard Poterel, the Chamberlain, and acknowledged themselves jointly and severally indebted to William de Bolnhirst, clerk of the Archdeacon of London, in the sum of 100s.; to be paid at Michaelmas, and unless, &c.

(Cancelled because paid.)

Folio 73 (lxv b).

cognicio.

ixd.

Thursday the Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May], 34 Edward I. [AD 1306], came Robert, son of Walter le Blound, and Peter Berneval and acknowledged themselves jointly and severally bound to Amanen "de Nicholas" and Hugh de Peronyn, merchants of Leybourne, (fn. 6) in the sum of £4 6s. 8d.; to be paid in the quinzaine of the Nativity of St. John Bapt, and unless, &c.

(Afterwards the said Hugh [de] Peronyn came and acknowledged satisfaction. It is therefore cancelled, &c.)

cognicio.

ijs.

Wednesday after the Feast of H. Trinity [29 May] came Ralph Hardel and acknowledged himself indebted to Gauselin "Pagan," merchant of Gascony, in the sum of £12; to be paid at the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], and unless, &c And the said Gauselin appointed Richard Poterel and Peter Blaunk his attorneys to receive the money, &c.

cognicio.

ijd.

Monday before the Feast of St. Barnabas [11 June] came William Fraunceys and acknowledged himself indebted to Edmund Trentemars in the sum of 17s.; to be paid at Michaelmas &c.

(Cancelled because paid.)

cognicio.

vjd.

The following day came Matilda de Kellevedene and acknowledged herself indebted to Robert Box, cornmonger, in the sum of 60s.; to be paid, viz., 30s. at the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], and 30s. at the Feast of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.].

(Cancelled because the said Robert acknowledged satisfaction.)

cognicio.

vjs. viijd.

The following Wednesday came Henry Poteman, fishmonger, and acknowledged himself indebted to Simon Salerne de Wynchelse in the sum of £40; to be paid at the Feast of St. Bartholomew, and unless, &c.

cognicio.

vijd.

The following Thursday came Gillam Persone, "Lumbard," and John Bunting, tailor, and acknowledged themselves jointly and severally indebted to William de Wyndesore, draper, in the sum of 5 marks; to be paid at the Feast of the Assumption of B. Mary [15 Aug.], and unless, &c.

cognicio.

viijd.

Wednesday after the Feast of St. Barnabas [11 June] came Robert, son of Walter le Blound, and Peter Berneval and acknowledged themselves jointly and severally indebted to Gwillam de Vorzoun and William Servat in the sum of £4; to be paid at the Feast of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.], and unless, &c.

cognicio.

ijd.

The following day came Walter le Mazerer, son of Luke le Ayeler, and acknowledged himself bound to John le Chaundeler de Cornhulle in the sum of 20s.; to be paid at the Feast of St. Mary Magdalen [22 July], and unless, &c. And Thomas Scarlet binds himself and all his goods to save harmless the said Walter, who made the above recognizance on his behalf.

(Cancelled because the said Thomas Scarlet paid.)

cognicio.

iijd.

The same day came Thomas Scarlet, mercer, and acknowledged himself indebted to John le Chaundeler de Cornhulle in the sum of 25s.; to be paid at Michaelmas, &c.

cognicio.

ijs. vjd.

Friday the Feast of St. Botolph [17 June] came Osebert de Braye, "corder," and acknowledged himself indebted to Peter Pincent, John Leger, and John Amanyn, merchants of Gascony, in the sum of £15; to be paid by instalments of 100s. at the Feast of All Saints, the Purification, and the quinzaine of Easter next, &c. And be it known that the above Peter, John, and John have a certain writing obligatory of the said Osebert for the debt.

cognicio.

vjd.

The following Monday came Roger de Grene, butcher, and acknowledged himself bound to John "Sterre," fishmonger, in the sum of 60s.; to be paid at Michaelmas, and unless, &c.

Folio 73 b (lxv).

cognicio.

ixd.

Tuesday after the Feast of St. Barnabas [11 June], 34 Edward I. [A.D. 1306], came Roger de Markele, tanner, and John de Suttone, goldsmith, called "Scot," and acknowledged themselves jointly and severally indebted to Hugh Pourte, Alderman, in the sum of £4 15s.; to be paid at Michaelmas, and unless, &c.

cognicio.

ijs. jd.

attorn'.

Thursday the morrow of SS. Peter and Paul [29 June] came Peter Berneval and Robert son of Walter le Blound, and acknowledged themselves jointly and severally bound to Ernald Coturay, merchant of Gascony, in the sum of £12 10s.; to be paid, viz., one moiety at the Feast of St. Bartholomew next and the other at Michaelmas, &c.; and unless, &c. And the said Ernald put in his place William de Lyes, his valet, to receive the money, &c.

(Afterwards the said William came and received thereof in the Chamber £4, &c., and afterwards 45s., and afterwards the residue. It is therefore cancelled.)

cognicio.

xxiijd.

attorn'.

Wednesday before the Feast of Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr [7 July] came Geoffrey de Helvetone, called "Scot," taverner, and acknowledged himself indebted to the same in the sum of £11 10s.; to be paid, viz., 115s. at the Feast of St. Bartholomew, and 115s. at Michaelmas. The said Ernald appoints the same attorney.

cognicio.

xiiijd.

attorn'.

The same day came Robert de Frowyk, "cordwaner," and acknowledged himself indebted to the same in the sum of £7; to be paid at Michaelmas, and unless, &c. The same attorney.

cognicio.

vijd.

attorn'.

The same day came Roger de Markele, tanner, and John de Suttone, called "Scot," goldsmith, and acknowledged themselves jointly and severally indebted to the same in the sum of 66s. 8d.; to be paid, viz., one moiety at the Feast of St. Bartholomew and the other at the Feast of the Nativity of B. Mary, and unless, &c. The same attorney.

cognicio.

ijs. jd.

Thursday the Feast of Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr [7 July] came Robert de Gloucestre and John le Mazerer, goldsmiths, and acknowledged themselves jointly and severally indebted to "Arnold" Fulcram, Peter del Hospitall, and Gosbert de la "Kaminade," merchants of "Kahors," in the sum of £12 10s.; to be paid at Michaelmas, &c.

(Cancelled because the said "Arnald" acknowledged satisfaction.)

cognicio.

viijd.

The following Thursday came Mabel de Araz, William le Fourbour de Graschirche, Nicholas le Joynour de Langebourne, and Thomas de Levereton, tailor at the Conduit, and acknowledged themselves jointly and severally indebted to Peter de Camperien and Elyas Peres, merchants of Gascony, in the sum of £4; to be paid, viz., 40s. at Christmas next, and 40s. at the following Midsummer.

(Afterwards the said Peter appointed Arnold de Pew his attorney to receive the money, &c. Cancelled because the said Elyas and Arnold received thereof 40s. and the said Peter had previously received 40s.)

cognicio.

vd.

Thursday after the Feast of St. Margaret [20 July] came John le Kyng, William atte Knolle, and Jordan Goioun, butchers, and acknowledged themselves jointly and severally indebted to John Sterre in the sum of 45s.; to be paid at Midsummer, and unless, &c.

(Cancelled because John Sterre acknowledged satisfaction.)

Folio 74 (lxiv b).

cognicio.

ijs.

[No date.] Ralph de Alegate, called "Crepyn," and Walter de Gloucestre his son came before Sir John le Blound, the Mayor, and Richard Poterel, the Chamberlain, and acknowledged themselves jointly and severally indebted to Andrew de Staunford, skinner, in the sum of £12; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 60s., commencing at Michaelmas, anno 34 Edward I. [A.D. 1306].

(Tuesday after the Feast of St. Laurence [10 Aug.], 1 Edward II. [AD 1307], the aforesaid Andrew came and acknowledged satisfaction. It is therefore cancelled.)

cognicio.

xjs. iiijd.

Friday after the Feast of St. James [25 July], 34 Edward I. [A.D. 1306], came Robert, son of John de Armenters, before the Chamberlain and acknowledged himself indebted to Master Peter de Askarne (?) in the sum of £68; to be paid at the Feast of St. Martin next, and unless, &c.

cognicio.

xxjd.

The same day came John de Ramesseye, goldsmith, and acknowledged himself indebted to John le Mire, draper, in the sum of £10 13s. 4d.; to be paid in the quinzaine of St. Michael, &c. And the said John le Mire has a certain writing obligatory for the debt, &c.

nil quia camerar'.

The same day came Robert, son of John de Armenters, and acknowledged himself indebted to Richard Poterel to the use of Stephen and Richard, brothers of the said John, in the sum of £10 10s.; to be paid at the Feast of the Assumption [15 Aug.], and unless, &c.

cognicio.

iiijs. iiijd.

The same day came Thomas, son of Thomas Cros, and acknowledged himself indebted to Arnold Fulcram, Gosebert de la "Caminade," and Peter del Hospital, merchants of "Cahors," in the sum of £26; to be paid at the Feast of St. Edward the King.

(Afterwards, viz., on Wednesday before the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 35 Edward I. [A.D. 1306-7], the said Arnold came before the Chamberlain and acknowledged for himself and the said Gosebert and Peter that he had received all the debt except 53s., which are still owing.)

manucapcio Hugon' fil' Thom' Orpedman.

script' Margerie Cros et Thome Cros.

ijs. vjd.

Saturday after the Feast of St. James [25 July], 34 Edward I. [AD 1306], came Richard Swote, Robert Youn, and John "Orpedman," or "Orpedeman," before the Chamberlain and bound themselves to indemnify the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty of the sum of £20, which Hugh, son of Thomas Orpedman, had received the same day in the Chamber of the Guildhall from Thomas Cros and Margery Cros, executors of Thomas Cros, father of the aforesaid Thomas, which sum of £20 the said Thomas Cros, deceased, had received as executor of Thomas Orpedman out of the legacy made to the said Hugh. In like manner they bound themselves to keep harmless the said Thomas and Margery. In like manner the said Hugh made a writing of acquittance to the said Margery Cros, to Thomas her son, and to William Lambyn, another executor of Thomas Orpedman. Witnesses of such acquittance, Sir John le Blound, Mayor; "Renaud" de Thunderle and William Cosin, Sheriffs; John de Wengrave, William de Leyre, Richard Poterel, Edmund Lambyn, Robert Cros, &c.

Folio 74 b (lxiv).

cognicio.

xijd.

Tuesday the morrow of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], 34 Edward I. [A.D. 1306], came Ralph Crepyn, called "de Alegate," before the Chamberlain and acknowledged himself indebted to Arnold Fulcram, Gosbert de la Caminade, and Peter del Hospital, merchants of "Cahors," in the sum of 115s.; to be paid in the quinzaine of Michaelmas, &c.

cognicio.

xjd.

The following Thursday came John de Ramesseye, goldsmith, and acknowledged himself bound to Michael de Pistol (?) in the sum of 106s. 8d.; to be paid in the quinzaine of Michaelmas, &c.

cognicio.

iiijd.

The following day William le Chaundeler near the Church of St. Michael le Quern came and acknowledged himself bound to John de Vaus, dyer, in the sum of 26s. 8d.; to be paid, viz., one moiety at the Feast of All Saints and the other at the Purification.

cognicio.

iiijd.

Friday after the Feast of St. Laurence [10 Aug.] came John de Borham, "ceinturer," and acknowledged himself bound to Vitalis de Cosade de "Rabasteyns" (fn. 7) in the sum of 40s.; to be paid at Michaelmas, &c.

cognicio.

ijs. iiijd.

The same day came John de Lincoln and acknowledged himself bound to Peter de la Mote, merchant of la Ryole, (fn. 8) and "Doat del pount," the said Peter's merchant, in the sum of £14; to be paid, viz., £7 in the quinzaine of St. Michael, and £7 at Easter, &c.; and unless, &c.

cognicio.

iijs. vijd.

Wednesday after the Feast of Assumption B. Mary [15 Aug.] came John de Chigewelle, fishmonger, and acknowledged himself indebted to Reymund del Hille and Gwillem Ernaud de "Burderes," merchants of la Ryole, in the sum of £21 6s. 8d.; to be paid, viz., one moiety at the Feast of St. Martin and the other at the Feast of the Purification, &c. And the said Reymund put in his place John Eykem, of Bordeaux, to receive the money, &c.

cognicio.

vijd.

The following Friday came Alexander le Ymager and Robert de Honilane, apothecary, and acknowledged themselves jointly and severally indebted to Jakemin Dyhance, merchant of Bayonne, in the sum of 66s.; to be paid at the Feast of St. Edward, &c.; and unless, &c. The said Jakemin has a writing obligatory for the debt.

(Cancelled because paid in the Chamber on Saturday the morrow of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.] next following.)

cognicio.

xjd.

Tuesday the eve of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.] came John de "Bettoyne," son of John de "Betton'," and acknowledged himself indebted to the above Jakemin in the sum of £5 6s.; to be paid at Michaelmas, &c.

(Afterwards, viz., on Thursday after the Feast of St. Matthias [24 Feb.], 35 Edward I. [A.D. 1306-7], the said Jakemin came before the Chamberlain and put in his place John de Triple to receive the money, &c.)

cognicio.

xd.

The same day came John de Chabham, woodmonger, and Philip le Bret and acknowledged themselves jointly and severally indebted to Richard Gladewyne and Walter de Hakeneye in the sum of 100s.; to be paid as soon as the King will let them have the money, and unless, &c., the said Richard and Walter having become surety to the King for that sum on behalf of Stephen Bernard in the presence of Sir Peter Malore, the King's Justice (fn. 9) .

cognicio.

xxjd.

The following Thursday came John, son of John Richemond, mercer, and acknowledged himself indebted to William Delisle, mercer, in the sum of £10 7s.; to be paid on Saturday after the Feast of the Decollation of St. John Bapt [29 Aug.] next, &c., and unless, &c.

(Cancelled because he paid the said William, as he says.)

cognicio.

vijd.

Monday after the Feast of Decollation of St. John Bapt [29 Aug.] came Geoffrey de Helvetone, called "Lescot," taverner, and acknowledged himself indebted to Bartholomew de "Monclar," (fn. 10) "Bytalo" de Belagard, and Peter Toloreyn, merchants of "Rabasteyn," in the sum of 70s.; to be paid, viz., 20s. within fifteen days, and 50s. at the Feast of All Saints, &c.

Quere plus in quinto folio (fn. 11) .

Folio 75 (lxiij b).

Wednesday after the Feast of Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.], 27 Edward I. [AD 1298-9], came Wolmar de Essex and Felicia his wife before John de Dunstaple and Simon de Paris, Chamberlains (fn. 12) at the Guildhall, and acknowledged a writing whereby they demised to Thomas Segrestan and Alice his wife a certain house near the port (gate ?) of Billingesgate, in the parish of St. Mary atte Hulle, with metes and bounds as therein set out, for the term of their lives. Witnesses, Henry le Galeys, Mayor; Richer de Refham and Thomas Sely, Sheriffs, Elias Russel, Alderman of the Ward (fn. 13) Dated London, Wednesday the eve of the Nativity of our Lord [25 Dec.], 27 Edward I. [A.D. 1298].

Friday in Easter week, the year aforesaid, came William de Thorp before the Chamberlain at the Guildhall and acknowledged a writing whereby William de Thorp de co. Norfolk bound himself to Richer de Refham, mercer, in the sum of 10 marks; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 2½ marks; commencing at Michaelmas Dated London, Saturday the Feast of St. Mark [25 April], 27 Edward I. [A.D. 1299].

The same day the above William de Thorp acknowledged a general release to the above Richer de Refham. Dated London, Friday after Easter [19 April], 27 Edward I. [A.D. 1299].

Folio 75 b (lxiij).

Deed of assignment to Richer de Refham, Alderman, of a debt due to Amy de Warewick from Lord "Dalit," whose creditors, as well as the creditors of other Gascons, the Mayor and Aldermen and rest of the citizens of London had undertaken to satisfy at the King's request. Dated London, Monday the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul [29 June], 27 Edward I. [A.D. 1299].

Saturday after the Feast of St. Martin "in Ieme" [11 Nov.], 27 Edward I. [A.D. 1299], came Roger de Stalham before Elias Russel, Mayor, John de Donestaple and Simon de Parys, the Chamberlains at the Guildhall, and caused a certain writing to be read to the effect that whereas Sir John de Ingham had pledged certain of his houses in the parish of St. Olave for a sum of money, the said Roger granted him a release. Witnesses, Sir Ralph de Nugu' (?), John his son, Richard de Eli, fishmonger, John de Waren', Richard de Wirhale, and John of the Chamber, and others [not named].

An agreement between Sir Robert, Perpetual Vicar of the Church of St. Margaret Moysy in Frydaystrate, of the one part, and William de Lyre, William de Gartone, William Cossyn, William le Freuter, William de Bleye, Walter Waldegrave, William de Tremlingham, and the community of parishioners of the said church of the other part, touching certain houses in the parish of St. Mildred de Bredstrate devised by Thomas le Rouse de Bredstrate, merchant, to the said church, whereby (in the absence of the Prior of Horsham, who was unable to attend either in person or by proxy to give his consent) the said vicar covenants to lease the said houses from the parishioners for a term of one year from Christmas, anno 28 Edward I. [A.D. 1299], at a rent of 5 marks; on the understanding that if the said prior should appear within the year and ratify the agreement, the vicar should be acquitted of the aforesaid rent and retain the said houses for ever; otherwise, the rent to be paid and the houses to revert to the parishioners at the end of the year. As security for due payment of the rent the vicar hands over to the parishioners the following articles, viz., a brass jug, a portifory, (fn. 14) a tabard, (fn. 15) and a coat and hood as security for 4 marks; and he finds a mainpernor for 1 mark, to wit, William Coc. Witnesses, Elyas Russel, Mayor; John de Armenter' and Henry de Fingrie, Sheriffs; Adam de Hallingbyry, Thomas Sely, Richer de Reffham, Nicholas Pyckoc, and others [not named].

Folio 76 b (lxij).

littera Ric' de "Horsham".

Lease by Grace, late wife of Peter le Coilter, Lombard, thread-worker (overere de fil), to Richard de "Forsham," mercer, and Anneis his wife of a shop in Sopereslane, in the parish of St. Panchraz, situate between the shop held by Alice de Bredge, wife of Renaud le Botoner, towards the north, the shop held by the aforesaid Richard towards the south, Sopereslane towards the east, and the tenement of the Dean and Canons of St. Martin le Grand towards the west. To hold to the said Richard and Anneis for the term of the life of the said Grace, excepting two stalls reserved for the said Grace to sit and sell her wares therein as heretofore accustomed; the lessees paying to the chief lords of the fee 40s. annually. Dated London, Thursday after the Feast of St. Lucia [13 Dec.], 28 Edward I. [A.D. 1299]. Witnesses, "Elis" Russel, Mayor; John Darmenters and Henry de Fingrie, Sheriffs; John le Blund, Alderman of the Ward, (fn. 16) Simon de Paris, John Escarlet, Adam de Forsham, William de Gartone, Robert le Clerc, and others [not named].

(The above writing was entered on the paper [inpapiratum] on Tuesday the morrow of St. Thomas, Ap. [21 Dec.], anno 28.)

scriptum Henr' de Gloucestr'.

Lease by Sir Thomas de Basinges to Henry de Gloucester his nephew (nepotem) of the whole of his rent within the City from Michaelmas, anno 27 Edward I. [A.D. 1299], until the end of the said Henry's life; paying to the grantor or his assigns the yearly sum of £40 of silver by quarterly instalments The lessee pays down the sum of £80 for the first two years. Dated London, Monday the Feast of Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.], the year aforesaid. Witnesses, Henry le Galeis, Mayor; Thomas Sely and Richer de Refham, Sheriffs; Elyas de Suffolk, Nicholas le Broun, Robert de Pipehurst, William le Bret, Walter de Aumbresbury, Robert Clerk, and others [not named].

Folio 77 (lxj b).

Thursday after the Feast of St. Matthias [24 Feb.], 28 Edward I. [A.D. 1299-1300], came William de Helmeton and Johanna his wife before John de Donestaple and Simon de Paris, Chamberlains at the Guildhall, and consented that a writing between the said William and Johanna and Richard Doche and Sibil his wife should be enrolled on the paper; which writing was to the effect that he William de Helmeton, pepperer, and Johanna his wife, daughter of Nicholas le Mercer de Hedersete, stood bound to Richard Doche, mercer, and Sibil his wife, daughter of the aforesaid Nicholas, in the sum of 25 marks, money lent; for due payment of which the said William and Johanna assigned to the said Richard and Sibil one third of the tenement formerly belonging to the aforesaid Nicholas, situate in Bradestrate, in the parish of St. Christopher, also a third part of another tenement in the ward called "Ferthingward," (fn. 17) in the parish of St. Peter upon Cornhill, the said several properties having been devised by the said Nicholas to Johanna his said daughter. (fn. 18) To hold the same for a term of ten years from Easter, anno 28 Edward I. [A.D. 1300], and to take of the issues of the first-mentioned tenement the sum of 20s., and of the latter 13s. 4d., yearly until the debt be satisfied. Dated London, Sunday after the Feast of St. Matthias, the year aforesaid. Witnesses, Elyas Russel, Mayor; John de Armentiers and Henry de Fingrie, Sheriffs; Salomon le Coteler, Alderman of Bradestrate, Thomas Sely, Alderman of "Ferthingward"; Nicholas Picot, Giles le Cilter, Henry le Coteler, William de Lauvare, John de Bochtone, coffrer, Gilbert de la Marche, Clement le Settere, Peter le Poter, Robert de Cornedale, clerk, and others [not named].

Folio 78 (lx b).

convencio Evrard' de Wilnoth de Malines.

Lease by John le Moyne to Evrard de Wilnoth de Malines of a tenement in the parish of St. Martin "Orgor," situate between the house of Sir Robert de Wetheringsete, chaplain, and the tenement of Sir Robert de Basinges To hold for a term of four years from Michaelmas, anno 28 Edward I. [A.D. 1300], at an annual rent of 100s. Witnesses, Elyas Russel, Mayor; John de Armenters, Adam le Roy, Robert de Rokesle, Geoffrey de Fonte, and many others [not named]. Dated London, 11 Feb., the year aforesaid.

Thursday the morrow of St. Matthew [21 Sept.], 28 Edward I. [A.D. 1300], came John de Bumstede, goldsmith, and acknowledged a certain writing to be his and wished it to be entered on the paper, to the effect that he the said John and Amice his wife granted a general release and acquittance to Richer de Refham and Thomas Sely, late Sheriffs, and to William de Londenstone, Hugh de Waltham, Thomas atte Welle, Joyce de London, and David de Gloucester, clerks and sergeants to the said Sheriffs. Witnesses, J. de Armenters and Henry de Fingrie, Sheriffs; Robert de Asshele, John le Botoner, junior, G de Wyndesore, Elyas de Suffolk, John le Botoner, senior, Richer de Refham, taverner, Robert le Caller, William de Laufare, coteler, and others [not named]. Dated London, 18 Sept., the year aforesaid.

scriptum Roberti de Fulham.

pro inrotul' ijs. vjd.

Tuesday before the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.] came Robert de Fulham, fishmonger, and Aubrey his wife and acknowledged a certain writing to be theirs, whereby they demised to Anselm the furbisher (forbisorem) upon London Bridge a tenement and shops in Breggestrate, in the parish of St. Magnus, situate near the tenements of Adam de Fulham, minor, and Milo de Ostregate, for a term of six years, he paying to the chief lords of the fee an annual quitrent of 48s. 4d., and to the lesscrs an annual rent of 51s. 8d. The lessee pays down the sum of £7 15s. for the first three years. Witnesses, Elyas Russel, Mayor; Adam le Blund, called "de Fulham," Alderman of the Ward; (fn. 19) John le Benere, Hugh "Pourch," Adam de Fulham, minor, Edmund Lambin, John de Wymundham, ironmonger.

Folio 78 b (lx).

Wednesday the eve of St. Edward [13 Oct.], 28 Edward I. [A.D. 1300], came Katherine de la Riole before Elyas Russel, Mayor, and Geoffrey de Nortone (fn. 20) and William de Leyre, (fn. 21) Aldermen, and acknowledged a power of attorney granted by her—Katherine la Fraunceyse de la Riole—to Henry de la Ryole, tailor, to recover certain debts due to her by the Mayor, Aldermen, and the rest of the citizens of London on behalf of certain Gascons by assignment of the lord the King. Dated Thursday the Feast of St. Edward, the year aforesaid. (fn. 22)

script' Gerardi Dorgoyl.

solvit pro inrotulacioneijs. vjd.

Tuesday before the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.] came Arnald Barage (or Barache) and Cristina his wife before Elias Russel, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, and acknowledged a writing of quittance for sixteen years' rent of houses demised by them to Gerard Dorgoyl and Margery "la Mukere" (fn. 23) his wife in the parish of St. Martin in the Vintry, as appears more fully in a deed of feoffment enrolled in full Husting. (fn. 24) Witnesses, John de Gisors, Robert Hardel, Adam Wade, Richard Hardel, John de Brenkle, Thomas de Hereford, John Wade, Richard de Dorking, Alan de Suffolk. Dated London, the day and year aforesaid.

Anno 34 Edward I..

Folio 79 (lix b).

cognicio.

iiijd.

Thursday the morrow of the Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.], 34 Edward I. [A.D. 1306], came Geoffrey de Helvetone, called "Scot," taverner, before the Chamberlain and acknowledged himself indebted to James de Hanse in the sum of 34s. 8d, to be paid at the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.], and unless, &c.

cognicio.

xjd.

Saturday after the Feast of St. Matthew [21 Sept.] came Robert de Bolnhirst, "chaucer" of Cordwanerstrete, and acknowledged himself bound to Simon Fitz Robert, fishmonger, in the sum of 110s.; to be paid on Tuesday in carniprivio (fn. 25) next ensuing, &c.; and unless, &c.

(Cancelled because satisfaction acknowledged.)

cognicio.

ijd.

Wednesday the eve of St. Michael [29 Sept.] came John de Biflete, goldsmith, and acknowledged himself bound to John de Wyndesore, of Philippeslane, in the sum of 12s.; to be paid, viz., 6s. at the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.], and 6s. at the Feast of the Purification [2 Feb.] next; and unless, &c.

(Cancelled because paid.)

cognicio.

xd.

Saturday after the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.] came Martin de Dullingham, butcher, and acknowledged himself bound to Gilbert atte Hirst and William de Rammeshille in the sum of 100s.; to be paid at the Feast of St. Thomas, Ap [21 Dec.]; and unless, &c.

cognicio.

iiijd.

Tuesday after the same Feast came John le King, butcher, and acknowledged himself bound to "Frisotto" de Monte Claro (fn. 26) and "Totto" his brother and John de Monte Claro in the sum of 40s.; to be paid at the Purification [2 Feb.], and unless, &c.

cognicio.

iiijd.

Tuesday after the octave of St. Michael [29 Sept.] came Peter Maupyn and acknowledged himself bound to Arnold Fokeram and Peter del Hospital, merchants of "Kaors," (fn. 27) in the sum of 36s.; to be paid at the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.], and unless, &c.

cognicio.

iiijd.

Friday after the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.] came Peter Berneval and acknowledged himself bound to Arnold Cuturay and William de Lyes, merchants of "Seinte Liverade," (fn. 28) in the sum of 34s.; to be paid at Easter, and unless, &c.

(Whereof the said William received 33s. and forgave the residue.)

cognicio.

ijd.

Tuesday the Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct.] came William de Fulkeston, baker, and acknowledged himself indebted to Simon Bolmer (?), called "le Maderman," in the sum of 16s.; to be paid within Easter next, and unless, &c.

cong'.

xxvjd.

Thursday the eve of St. Martin, Bp. [11 Nov.], came William de Fanebrigge, mercer, and acknowledged himself indebted to "Jacobo" Poncini and "Vanno" Kanoly, merchants of Luka, in the sum of £13; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 65s., commencing at Christmas; and unless, &c. In default of any instalment the whole debt to be levied, &c.

Folio 79 b (lix).

cognicio.

iiljs. viijd.

Monday after the Feast of St. Martin "in Ieme" [11 Nov.], 34 Edward I. [A.D. 1306], came William Cosyn, Alderman, (fn. 29) and acknowledged himself bound to Elyas Prodomme de Chelmeresford and Isabella his wife in the sum of £28 annual quitrent; to be paid by quarterly instalments of £7 during the lifetime of the said Isabella, for the manor of Great Suttone in the hundred of Rocheford; (fn. 30) and unless, &c. And the said Elyas and Isabella have a writing obligatory touching the aforesaid rent in the names of the aforesaid William and Emma his wife.

cognicio.

xiiijd.

Wednesday the Feast of St. Edmund, Abp [16 Nov.], came Matilda, wife of Robert le Barber de Graschirche, before Richard Poterel, the Chamberlain, and received from Reginald de Thunderle, late Sheriff of London, the sum of 10 marks on behalf of herself and Robert her husband, that sum having been adjudicated to her before the Mayor for a trespass committed against her by Stephen le Barber, who had been condemned to prison until the money was paid. The said Reginald and Stephen are thereof quit, &c.

cognicio.

viijd.

Thursday after the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.] came Roger le Ferrour de Cornhulle and acknowledged himself bound to Richard Doche, mercer, in the sum of £4; to be paid, viz., 40s. on Christmas Eve, and 40s. on the following Easter Eve, and unless, &c.

(Cancelled because satisfaction acknowledged.)

Anno 35 Edward I..

cognicio.

xxijd.

Wednesday the Feast of St. Clement [23 Nov.], 35 Edward I. [A.D. 1306], came John de Chigewelle, merchant, and acknowledged himself bound to Thomas Beauflour in the sum of £11; to be paid at the Epiphany, and unless, &c. The said Thomas has a writing of the said John for the debt. The same appoints James de Catworthe his attorney to receive the money, &c.

(Afterwards the debtor pays and is quit.)

cognicio.

xjd.

Tuesday the eve of St. Andrew, Ap. [30 Nov.], came George de Acre and acknowledged himself bound to Bernard de St. Minan (Minau?), of Bordeaux, in the sum of 8 marks; to be paid, viz., 4 marks in the octave of St. Hillary, and 4 marks at the Purification; and unless, &c.

cognicio.

vijd.

The same day came Geoffrey de Helvetone, called "Scot," taverner, and acknowledged himself bound to the above Bernard in the sum of 69s. 8d.; to be paid, viz., 34s. 10d. in the octave of St. Hillary, and 34s. 10d. at the Purification; and unless, &c.

cognicio.

xd.

Wednesday the Feast of St. Andrew, Ap. [30 Nov.], came John le Wympler, goldsmith, and acknowledged himself bound to John Sterre, fishmonger, in the sum of £4 13s. 4d.; to be paid at the Feast of Pentecost, and unless, &c.

(Cancelled because the aforesaid John acknowledged he had received the money.)

cognicio.

iiijd.

The following Saturday came William de Lyndesseye, "armurer," and acknowledged himself indebted to William de Wautham in the sum of 40s.; to be paid on Sunday in mid-Lent, and unless, &c.

(Cancelled because of payment made to Richard Poterel, the Chamberlain, on Tuesday after the Feast of St. Lucia the Virgin [13 Dec.], 1 Edward [II] [A.D. 1307].)

cognicio.

vijd.

The same day came Peter Maupyn and acknowledged himself indebted to Arnald Fokeram and Peter del Hospital, merchant vintners, in the sum of 70s.; to be paid at the Purification, and unless, &c.

cognicio.

xxiijd.

The following Monday came Roger de Notingham, skinner, and acknowledged himself indebted to William le Brewere of Holebourne, Henry le Sporiere, and Robert the Tailor in the sum of £11 10s.; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 57s. 6d., commencing at Easter next, and unless, &c.

Footnotes

1 A company of Florentine mer chants and money lenders, who, like the Bardi, the Peruzzi, and others, had large financial dealings with King Edward I. and his more immediate successors. It is recorded that be tween the twenty third and the twentyseventh year of his reign Edward I. contracted a debt to the Friscobaldi alone of no less than £15,800. See Paper on 'Extracts relative to Loans supplied by Italian Merchants to the Kings of England in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries,' by Ed ward A. Bond, Archæol., vol. xxviii. p. 244.
2 Aldersgate Ward.
3 Vide supra, p. 122n.
4 Vide supra, p. 5, note3 .
5 Earl of Pembroke, although he did not assume the title until 1 Ed ward II. He married Mary de St. Pol, the foundress of Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, in 1323, and within a few hours of his marriage was killed in a tournament. His widow founded a hermitage in Monkwell Street, Cripplegate, for the good of his soul (Riley, 'Memorials,' p. 553). Her will, dated 1376, enrolled in Court of Husting, London. Roll 105 (21).
6 Cf. 'Cal. Letter Book A,' p. 109, where Gerard Roger is styled a burgess of "Leyburne." Perhaps "Libourne," on the Dordogne.
7 Rabastens, a town situate halfway between Albi and Toulouse.
8 La Reole, near Bordeaux.
9 Justice of Common Pleas, 1292-1309. One of the Commissioners appointed in 1305 to try William Wallace, the Scottish patriot. Two years later he sat in judgment upon the Earl of Athol. 'Chron Ed ward I. and II.,' vol. i. pp. 139, 149.
10 Near Montauban, Department Tarn-et-Garonne.
11 Recognizances continued on fo. 79.
12 Removed the following year, and Nicholas Pycot appointed in their place. Letter-Book C, fo. xlv.
13 Billingsgate Ward.
14 A service book for carrying about; sometimes called "Portehors." Cf. Vade mecum .
15 A short sleeveless coat, such as worn by heralds.
16 Cheap Ward.
17 This Ward (the name of which gives rise to much speculation) was probably identical with Lime Street Ward, and not with Cornhill Ward, as surmised by the late Mr. Riley ('Memorials,' Introd., p. xi, note). Thomas Sely, a witness to this deed and described as Alderman of "Fer thingward," is elsewhere recorded as Alderman of Lime Street Ward. Again, we find John de Causton described as Alderman of Lime Street Ward, anno 6 Edward III., and again later (8 and 10 Edward III.) as Alderman of "Ferthingward."
18 See the will of Nicholas de Hedersete, Hust. Roll 19 (47); 'Cal. of Wills, Court of Hust.,' i. 92.
19 Bridge.
20 Candlewick Street Ward.
21 Castle Baynard Ward.
22 The document appears to bear date a day after its formal acknowledgment.
23 Or "Mulere." Hust. Roll 32 (15).
24 This enrolment cannot be found The property afterwards passed into the hands of Richer de Refham Hust Roll 32 (15), 33 (49).
25 Probably Shrove Tuesday.
26 Monclar (?), near Montauban, Department Tarn-et-Garonne.
27 Cahors.
28 St. Livrade, near Villeneuve-sur-Lot.
29 Queenhithe Ward.
30 co. Essex.


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