CALENDAR OF LETTER-BOOKS OF THE CITY OF LONDON.
Folio ib (xxv b).
Names of the reputable men of each Ward elected by common assent
and consent of the whole Commonalty for the City's account
(compoto), anno 19 [Edward I.] :-
Ward of Chepe: Salman le Cotiller, John le Coffrer;
Ward of W[ilham] de Farndone: (fn. 1) Thomas de Brauncestre,
Henry de Belhus, Nicholas le Long, Benedict le Esporouner;
Ward of Robert de Basinge: (fn. 2) Matthew le Chaundeler,
Robert de Mertone;
Ward of William de Betoynne: (fn. 3) Henry de Fingrie, Robert
Ward of Henry le Waleys: (fn. 4) John Bonquer, Robert le
Ward of John de Batquille: (fn. 5) Thomas Sely, Adam de Hallingbire;
Ward of W[illiam] le Mazeliner: (fn. 6) Hugh de Bedeford,
Nicholas le Brun;
Ward of Castle Baynard: Richard Poterell, Robert de
Ward of Walter Hauteyn: (fn. 7) Tristram le Chevereller, Alan le
Ward of Philip le taillur: (fn. 8) Henry le Bole, Geoffrey de
Ward of John [de] Canterbury: (fn. 9) Martin Lupus, Benedict de
Ward of William de Hereford: (fn. 10) Michael le Oynter, William
Ward of Walebroke: Thomas de Suffolk, Fulk de St. Edmund;
Ward of John le Blunt: (fn. 11) William de Beverle, William Cosyn;
Ward of Douegate: Adam de Rokesle, Richard de Wandlesworth;
Ward of Bridge: Edmund Horn', Richard Horn;
Ward of Nicholas de Wynchester: (fn. 12) Gilbert le Armurer,
John de Totenham;
Ward of Thomas de Estanes: (fn. 13) Matthew le Paumer, Thomas
Ward of Martin Box: (fn. 14) Robert de Fingrie, John de Elsingham;
Ward of Wolmer de Essex: (fn. 15) Thomas Cros, Richard Scharp;
Ward of Porsoken: Edmund Trentemars, Peter de Bernevale;
Ward of R[obert] de Rokesle: (fn. 16) Gilbert de la Marche, Cock
Ward of Vintry: John Wade, Robert Hardelle.
Ward of Bassieshawe: [blank].
Names of Aldermen elected to render account for the City for
all debts demanded of the Commonalty by the lord the King at
his Exchequer, &c., viz., Henry le Waleys, Robert de Basinge,
John de Batquille, Stephen Aschewy, William de Hereford, and
William de Betoynne, elected by assent of the whole Commonalty.
Names of Aldermen elected to receive men into the freedom
of the City, such power being given them by the Warden and
the Aldermen before written, viz., John de Canterbury, Walter
Hauteyn, William le Mazeliner, Robert de Rokeslegh, Thomas
Box, and Nicholas de Wynchester.
Saturday after the Feast of St. Nicholas [6 Dec. ], 20 Edward I. [A. D. 1291], two of each Ward elected the underwritten
to prosecute together with the Aldermen on behalf of the City's
estate against the lord the King, &c., because it is in the King's
hand, viz., Richard de Chiggewelle, Walter de Rokeslegh, Elyas
Russell, and Salman le Cotiller.
Folio ii (xxvi).
Liber Memorandorum diversorum a festo Sancti Michaelis [29 Sept.],
anno regni regis Edwardi decimo nono [A. D. 1291].
Breve de prohibicione monete retonse et contrafacte.
Writ of Edward I. to the Warden and Sheriffs of London,
enjoining proclamation to be made against clipped and counterfeit money under certain penalties. Dated Westminster, 4 Oct.,
19 Edward I. [A. D. 1291]. (fn. 17)
Ordinance touching the Will of Walter de Londr', "formager." (fn. 18)
Saturday after the Feast of St. Margaret [20 July], 19 Edward I. [A. D. 1291], a certain testament of Walter de Londr',
"furmager," was examined in the presence of Ralph de Sandwych, Warden of the City, and John de Batquille and other
Aldermen. The executors being dead, and the terms of the
will touching the foundation of a chantry in the church of
St. Michael, Cornhill, for the soul of the deceased and the souls
of Petronilla and Agnes his wives, John his son, &c., not being
capable of execution, it was ordained by the said Warden and
Aldermen that Walter Hauteyn, Alderman, should hold the
lands, &c., in the parish of St. Michael aforesaid, and should
provide the chantry aforesaid, and in case of default the
parishioners to take possession, &c.
The above grant was made by the aforesaid Warden, and
by John de Batquille, William de Hereford, William de Hereford [sic], William le Mazeliner, William de Farndone, Ralph
le Blunt, Thomas Box, John de Canterbury, Martin Box,
William de Betoynne, Richard Aswy, John le Blunt, Thomas de
Estanes, Robert de Rok[esle], and Nicholas de Wynchester,
Folio ii b (xxvi b).
Names of Aldermen chosen to prosecute the City's business
and estate in the King's Council on Wednesday after the Feast
of Conception B. M. [8 Dec.], 20 Edward I. [A. D. 1291], viz.:
Robert de Basinge, John de Banquelle, William de Hereford,
Adam de Foleham, Aldermen.
Names of reputable men chosen to act with the above, viz.:
Richard de Chygewell, Salomon le Cotiler, Elias Russel, Walter
de Rokesle, Adam de Rokesle, Thomas Sely, Thomas Cros.
On Friday after the Feast of St. Lucia [13 Dec.], 20 Edward I. [A. D. 1291], it was agreed by the Aldermen and by two
representatives of each Ward, whose names are on a panel in
the hands of the Chamberlain, that in each Ward the sum of
20s. should be borrowed from the more wealthy for the purpose
of a present to the King and his Council, with a view to the
recovery of the City's franchise, and in respect of the account of
20,000 marks and the City's estate (fn. 19) ; that the names of those
willing to contribute be inserted on the Chamberlain's rolls;
that from the less wealthy one mark be borrowed: and that
receivers be appointed by the Common Council, viz., Thomas
de Suffolk, Thomas de Brauncestre, John le Coffrer, Alexander
Assembly of Aldermen and four men of each Ward, &c., for the
Charter of Warren of the Bishop of London.
[Here follows a petition of Richard de Gravesend, Bishop of
London, presented on Thursday before the Feast of St. Gregory
[12 March], 20 Edward I. [A. D. 1291-2], as to enclosure of two
woods at Stebenhethe lying around his manor there (fn. 20) for the
purpose of a warren. The citizens claim a right of chace, and
object to any such enclosure. Cf. 'Liber Horn,' fo. 268.
Printed in Riley's 'Memorials,' p. 28.-Editor.]
The same day it was agreed by Ralph de Sandwych,
Warden, and Robert de Basinge, John de Batquille, William
de Hereford, Ralph le Blunt, Robert de Rok[esle], Nicholas
de Wynchester, William le Maceliner, William de Farndone,
Wolmar de Essex, John de Canterbury, Walter Hauteyn,
William de Betoynne, Thomas Box, John le Blunt, Richard
Asschewy, and Walter de Finchingfeud, Aldermen, and four
men from each Ward, that all those who were assessed for
a tallage for the City's affairs as appears supra on the same
page, and are in arrears for their quota, shall be forthwith distrained upon, &c.
The same day Reginald de Danecastre, Vincent de Lenne,
Walter de Bekenesfeud, and Walter de Staples (?) were
elected and sworn to take and kill such swine as were found
wandering in the King's highway. And they were to have the
swine so killed, or else 4d. from the owner, according to proclamation made. The persons so sworn to commence their duty
after Saturday next. (fn. 21)
Folio iii (xxvii).
manucapcio pro custod' Willelmi filii Sarr' la Feyte.
Monday after the Feast of St. Matthias [24 Feb.], 20 Edward I. [A. D. 1291-2], before Ralph de Sandwych, Warden of
the City; Ralph le Blound and Hamo Box, Sheriffs of the same;
and John de Banquell, Robert de Basinge, John de Canterbury,
Nicholas de Winchester, Thomas de Stanes, Walter Hauteyn,
Thomas Box, John le Blound, Wolmar de Essex, and William
de Bettoyne, Aldermen, Henry Hauteyn, mercer, was admitted
guardian of the person and property of William, son of "Sarrecote la affeyte," the property amounting to 20s. by the year;
and Gilbert de la Marche, potter, is commanded to pay him
arrears due for a tenement on Cornhull formerly belonging to
William "le affeyte."
(Afterwards, viz., on Wednesday after mid-Lent, the year
aforesaid, the said Gilbert rendered account of rents amounting
to 7 marks, of which he paid 40s. by tally to John de Linlee for
the infant's guardianship and nourishment. The guardian finds
sureties, viz., Stephen Hauteyn, mercer, and Richard Benfiz
Tuesday after mid-Lent, the year aforesaid, proclamation
made as to treatment of envoys about to arrive from the King
of France. (fn. 22)
Writ on behalf of Meliora, daughter of Martin le Arblester.
Edward, &c., to Ralph de Sandwich, Warden of the City, &c.
Meliora, daughter of Martin le "Arbelster" and executrix of
the same, has shown us that whereas by the will of her father,
proved in the full Husting of London (fn. 23) according to the custom of
the City, she had acquired a certain messuage in the parish of
St. Sepulchre without Newgate, she had been ejected thence
by the Sheriffs of London, acting in the absence of the Warden
and the Aldermen, at the suit of Juetta de Perndewik. We,
willing that justice should be done, command you to investigate the matter in the presence of the aforesaid Sheriffs and of
John de Banquell and Robert de Basynges, Aldermen, and if
any error be found to correct the same. Dated Westminster,
7 April, 20 Edward I. [A. D. 1292].
Folio iii b (xxvii b)
Writ on behalf of H. le Galeys to inquire whether he can give to
St. Paul's Church rents, &c.
Edward, &c., to Ralph de Sandwych, &c. We command you
that, by the oath of good and liege men of the City, you
diligently inquire whether it would be to our loss and prejudice
if we permit Henry le Galeys to assign to the Dean and Chapter
of St. Paul certain shops near St. Paul's Churchyard; and if to
our loss, how much and in what way; and if to the loss of
others, how much and in what way, and what is the yearly
value of the property; and if the donor retains sufficient to pay
the customs and services due for the property granted, as well
as for what he retains, &c. Witness myself at St. Alban,
15 April, 20 Edward I. [A. D. 1292].
Inquisition thereupon made by Thomas de Brauncestre,
Thomas de Farndone, Richard de Hockele, Nicholas le Lung,
Thomas le Clerc, Adam de Horsham, Reginald de Frouwyk,
Robert de Chalfhunte, Martin de Aumbresbire, Richard le Bret,
Nicholas le Brun, Richard de Caumpes, William de Wynchester,
John de Stortford, Robert de Waldegrave, Richard le Sawyer,
Stephen de Harwe, John Wade, John de Selda, John le Coffrer,
Alexander Heyrun, Thomas de Suffolk, William Red, Henry le
Bole, Geoffrey de Hundesdiche, Tristram le Chevereler, John
le Chaundeler, John le Bener, and John Cross, who say on their
Folio iiii (xxviii).
Breve R' probraciatoribus London'.
Edward, &c., to the Warden and Aldermen of the City of
London, &c. Whereas it has been shown to us by certain
brewers, citizens of London, that they had been prejudiced as
to their franchise in relation to their trade by our Sheriffs of
London, and by those appointed by us to hear plaints in London,
and we have already enjoined you to inquire into the matter;
but you nevertheless, showing favour to the Sheriffs and the
others, have delayed inquiry, and the brewers continue to suffer
at the hands of the Sheriffs; we, wishing to provide a remedy,
do command you to summon the Sheriffs aforesaid before you,
and after hearing the complaints of the brewers to do therein
according to justice, and allow them to enjoy such liberties and
customs as they ought, and such as their predecessors used to
enjoy. Witness myself at St. Edmund, 28 April, 20 Edward I.
[A. D. 1292].
Galfridus de[sic] Warner abiuravit falsas leges, etc.
Thursday before the Feast of St. John Bapt. [24 June],
20 Edward I. [A. D. 1292], Geoffrey le Warner convicted of
receiving bribes for making false laws (pro falsis legibus
(fn. 24) ) in the Sheriffs' Courts and other Courts and Sokes in
the City, and forswears such conduct in future.
Breve R' de allocacione £ccciiijxx iii, etc.
The Aldermen of the City brought to the Treasurer and
Barons of the Exchequer the following writ in part allowance of 20,000 marks, Thursday before the Feast of St. Mar
garet [20 July], 20 Edward I. [A. D. 1292], and it was allowed
and enrolled in full Exchequer :-Edward, &c., to his Barons
of Exchequer, &c. Allow to our Commonalty of London in a
certain fine of 20,000 marks, which the said Commonalty
lately made with the lord Henry, our father, late King of
England, for securing his good will, (fn. 25) the sum of £383 8s. 5d.,
which by our precept to the same Commonalty during the lifetime of our father was delivered to the Counts of Boulogne
and St. Pol for their expenses incurred in the City aforesaid. (fn. 26)
Dated Westminster, 6 Feb., 20 Edward I. [A. D. 1291-2].
Breve R' pro malefactoribus imprisonandis
Edward, &c., to Ralph de Sandwych, &c. We command
you that you cause to be forthwith arrested and safeguarded
in our prison all misdoers and disturbers of our peace, homicides, robbers, incendiaries, &c., in your bailiwick. Dated
Wyghton, (fn. 27) 11 Sept., 20 Edward I. [A. D. 1292].
The said Warden has the above writ in his possession, &c
Folio iiii b (xxviii b).
Electio vic' London' Anno vicesimo
Monday the morrow of St. Matthew [21 Sept.], 20 Edward I. [A. D. 1292], election was made of Sheriffs of London by
Ralph de Sandwych, then Warden of London, Henry le Waleys,
John de Batquill, John de Gysors, Ralph le Blund, Thomas de
Estanes, Richard Aschewy, Walter de Finchingfeud, Thomas
Box, Adam de Fulham, Robert de Rokesle, John de Canterbury,
Wolmer de Essex, and William de Betoynne, Aldermen, there
present, by whom Henry le Bole and Elyas Russell were
elected to the Shrievalty of London and Middlesex, and thereto
were sworn. And to keep the City harmless they found pledges,
viz.: Pledges of Henry le Bole-John de Canterbury, Alderman,
and Geoffrey de Hundesdich Pledges of Elyas Russel-Adam
de Rokesle and Henry le Bole.
Sunday before the Feast of Assumption B. M. [15 Aug.],
20 Edward I. [A. D. 1292], Wardens of the Conduit of London
were elected, viz., Salomon le Cotiler, John le Coffrer, Adam le
Chaundiler, and Geoffrey Canedis, in this form, that they will
well and faithfully collect......
Breve Reg' pro Willelmo de la Marche.
Edward, &c., to the Warden and Sheriffs, &c. Whereas on
account of our royal dignity as well as the custom prevailing in
times past it has been held that those engaged in our Exchequer
and representing (reportantes) our presence there should not be
drawn into a plea so long as our Exchequer shall be open, and
Osbert le Laner, of London, would draw into a plea of unjust
detention of chattels before you in our Husting of London, as
we are given to understand, our beloved and trusty Master
William de la Marche, Dean of St. Martin le Grand, our
Treasurer in the Exchequer, representing our presence and
transacting our business there; we command you to proceed
no further with that plea, but refer it to the Barons of our
Exchequer at Westminster on the morrow of All Souls, with
all particulars of the same, and that you warn the said Osbert
to be there present to be dealt with according to the law and
custom of our realm. Witness, J[ohn] de Cobeham, (fn. 28) at Westminster, 22 Oct., 20 Edward I. [A. D. 1292]
Return made to the above, to the effect that there was no
plea in the Husting of London between Master William de la
Marche, Dean of St. Martin le Grand, Treasurer of the lord
the King, and Osbert le Laner, except for detention of chattels
for rent issuing from a free tenement; and this plea of detention
of chattels is such that according to the custom of the City and
liberties granted to the citizens by charters of the King's
progenitors it ought to be brought into and decided in the
Husting of London and not elsewhere. (fn. 29)
Breve R' pro Priore Sancti Barth'i de feria de Smethefeld.
Edward, &c., to the Warden and Sheriffs of London, &c
Whereas the Prior of St. Bartholomew of Smethefeud, in the
suburb of London, claims to hold by charters of our progenitors,
Kings of England, and our confirmation, a certain Fair there
every year to last for three days, viz., on the eve, the Feast, and
morrow of St. Bartholomew the Apostle, (fn. 30) together with all
liberties and free customs to such a Fair appertaining, in which,
as the said Prior asserts, he has met with hindrance at the
hands of the Warden, and a dispute has arisen between you
touching one-half of the aforesaid eve and the whole of the
morrow aforesaid; we, being desirous to do justice both to ourselves and to the aforesaid Prior before the Treasurer and
Barons of our Exchequer one month after Michaelmas, command
you that after taking security from the said Prior for payment
into the Exchequer of the profits of the Fair for one-half of the
eve and the whole of the morrow aforesaid, on the day aforesaid, in case the Prior should fail to show cause why the said
profits should not belong to us, you permit the said Prior in the
meanwhile to take the profits in form aforesaid. Dated Durham,
9 Aug., 20 Edward I. [A. D. 1292]. (fn. 31)
Sureties for the said Prior, viz., Alan de Castello and Henry de Keles.
[Here follows another copy of writ dated Wighton, 11 Sept., 20 Edward I., supra, p. 8. -Editor.]
Folio v (xxix).
Aldermen: Henry le Galeys, John de Banquelle, Robert de
Basinge, William de Hereford, William de Bettoyne, Thomas
de Stanes, Adam de Foleham, John le Blound, John de Canterbury, Walter de Finchingfeud, Elias Russel, Martin Box.
Folio v b (xxix b).
Walter Hauteyn, mercer, of Lincoln, attached to answer
to the lord the King for that whereas John de Harwe, a
Serjeant, had sequestrated with his seal a certain door belonging to the said Walter by order of Robert de Bassinge, acting
on behalf of Sir Ralph de Sandwych, the Warden, who was
absent, the said Walter violated the sequestration and broke the
Serjeant's seal in contempt of the lord the King, £100 fine.
Ralph Pecok, who prosecutes on behalf of the King, says, &c.
And the said Walter came and could not deny the charge, but
acknowledged he had broken the sequestration and the seal.
Therefore let him be [committed] to prison quousque, &c.
Sunday the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], 22 Edward I. [A. D. 1294], it was agreed by Sir J. le Bretun, and by
assent of the Aldermen of the City, viz., Robert de Basinge,
William de Hereford, John le Blunt, John de Canterbury,
Martin Box, Walter de Rok[esle], Adam de Rokesle, Salomon
le Cotiller, William le Mazeliner, Walter de Finchingfeud,
John de Dunstaple, Nicholas de Farndone, and William de
Betoynne, that all pledges taken for divers assizes and tallages
made in the City shall be appraised on the oath of good and
honest men, &c., in the presence of the aforesaid Salomon le
Cotiller and Walter de Finching[feud], and of William de
Betoynne, the Chamberlain of London, and be sold, &c.
Folio vi (xxx).
Be it remembered that on Tuesday before the Feast of
St. Botolph [17 June], 21 Edward I. [A. D. 1293], in the presence
of Sir John le Bretun, Warden of London, the whole Commonalty
of the City aforesaid was assembled, viz., from each Ward the
wealthier and wiser men, who each by their several Wards
elected for themselves Aldermen freely, of good will and of
their full consent, and the Aldermen so elected they presented
to the Warden aforesaid in this form, that all and singular the
things which the aforesaid Aldermen of their wisdom and
discretion shall do and ordain for the government of the City
and the maintenance of the King's peace, in conjunction with
the Warden and their superior for the time being, shall be
straitly observed, and shall be held ratified and confirmed
before other provisions touching the Commonalty, without any
challenge or opposition in the future; and each Ward elected
its Alderman, for whom it would answer as to all his
acts affecting the City, the Commune (communam), and its
Names of Aldermen that day elected :-
Ward of Chepe ......
Ward of Ludgate and Neugate presents Nicholas de Farndone.
Ward of Aldridesgate presents William le Mazeliner.
Ward of Crepelgate presents Walter de Finchingfed.
Ward of Castle [Baynard] presents Richard Aswy.
Ward of Queenhithe presents William de Bettoyne.
Ward of Bredstrate presents John le Blound.
Ward of Cordewanerstrate presents Henry le Galeys.
Ward of Douuegate presents John de Banquelle.
Ward of Walebrock presents John de Dunstaple.
Ward of Candlewystrate presents Robert de Basinge.
Ward of Langeburne presents Adam de Rokesle.
Ward of Basshieshawe presents Ralph le Blound.
Ward of Cornhulle presents Martin Box.
Ward of Lotheberi (modo vocatur Bradestrate
(fn. 32) ) presents Thomas
Ward of Bissopesgate presents Henry le Bole.
Ward of Tower presents John de Canterbury.
Ward of Limstrate presents Robert de Rokele.
Ward of Alegate presents William de Hereford.
Ward of Porsoken presents the Prior of Holy Trinity ✠.
Ward of Vintry presents John de Gisors.
Ward of Billingesgate presents.
Ward of London Bridge presents Adam de Foleham.
Ward of Colemannestrate presents Elias Russel.
The same day and year, all the Aldermen above written
being present in the Guildhall together with the aforesaid Commonalty unanimously agreed and gave their assent and consent
in the presence of Sir John [le] Bretun, the aforesaid Warden
of the City aforesaid, that John de Banquelle should
have a grant, confirmation, and quitclaim from them of his
tenement, which formerly belonged to Sir Roger de Clifford,
senior, in the parish of St. Michael de Bassieshawe, and the same
grant, confirmation, and a certain quitclaim were, in the presence
of all the Aldermen aforesaid and the Warden, sealed with the
seal of the Commonalty as well as the seal of the said Sir John
le Bretun, and were delivered to the aforesaid Sir John de Banquelle in their presence. (fn. 33)
Folio vi b (xxx b).
Recognicio mercatorum Provincie quod non clamant libertatem.
Saturday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr
[7 July], 21 Edward I. [A. D. 1293], Reymund de Solers, Hugh de
Englas, John Blaunk, Peter Andreu, and Peter Fraunk, merchants of Provence, for themselves and for their fellow-merchants
of Provence, disclaim any chartered rights to trade within the
City (fn. 34) .
Breve R' pro Johanne le Hunte et sociis suis quod sint coram Rege, etc.
Edward, &c., to John le Bretun, Warden of the City, &c.
Whereas a day had been given for John le Hunte, Master of the
ship called "la Godeyer," and his fellows, to answer before
you for a trespass alleged to have been committed by them
upon John Batewate, Bartram Beylin de Condome, and fellow-merchants of Gascony, in the water of the Gerunde, near
"Talamon," which trespass we wish to hear and determine
ourselves; we command you that, having taken security for their
appearance before us, you do no more in the matter, but detain
the goods seized upon the said John and his fellows until the
cause be determined. Dated Winchester, 18 Aug., 21 Edward I. [A. D. 1293]
[Folios. vii (xxxi) blank.]
Folio vii b (xxxi b).
William de Wulchirchawe attached to answer the Commonalty of the City of London why he, being a freeman of the
said City, by himself and his companions, on the eve of St. Bartholomew and on the morrow, at St. Bartholomew's Fair at
Smethefeud, anno 21 Edward I. [A. D. 1293], levied a certain
tronage (fn. 35) in the Fair aforesaid in the name of the Prior of
St Bartholomew, and attached citizens who wished to weigh with
their own trons, &c., to the prejudice of the freedom of the
City to the extent of £1,000, as Ralph Pecok, the clerk who
prosecutes on behalf of the City, alleges, &c. And the said
William came and defended, &c., saying that he had not
taken tronage nor attached citizens and their trons, as alleged,
nor done anything to the prejudice of the City, and demanded an
inquiry by the country......
Proceedings against the above William de Wulchirchawe,
who held a seld called "Wyncestre Selde," where merchants of
Andovere and other strangers came to traffic with their wares,
for making illicit bargains, and using a tron. (fn. 36)
Wednesday after the Feast of Exaltation of Holy Cross
[14 Sept.], 21 Edward I. [A. D. 1293], presentment made before
the Warden and Aldermen by three Wards, viz., Cornhill, Bradstrete, and Bisshopesgate, to the effect that a wall in the parish
of St. Benet Fynk belonging to William and Gilbert de Asshindone was detrimental to the King's highway of Fynkeslane. (fn. 37)
Folio viii (xxxii).
[On this and the succeeding folio (fo. ix) are the following
ordinances, viz. : (a) Monday after the Feast of St. Matthias
[24 Feb.], 30 Edward I. (A. D. 1301-2], a renewed (renovata)
ordinance directing the Sheriffs to see that the pleas in the
Husting are duly enrolled; (b) Wednesday after the Feast
of Annunciation B. M. [25 March], 30 Edward I. [A. D. 1302],
ordinance that judgments be given in the said Court in the
presence of six Aldermen, also that no will be admitted to
probate unless sealed with the attested seal of the testator;
(c) Monday after the Feast of St. Edmund the King, viz,
22 Nov., 6 Edward I. [A. D. 1277], ordinance that plaintiffs be
at all times ready in Court; (d) Friday after the Feast of
St. Martin in Yeme [11 Nov.], 32 Edward I. [A. D. 1303],
ordinance that the Sheriffs present their rolls of Novel Disseisin
and Mort d'Ancestor on quitting office; (e) Friday after the
Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 34 Edward I. [A. D. 1305-6],
ordinance that one at least of certain Aldermen named must be
present at Sheriffs' Court to ensure due enrolment of pleas;
(f) also that writs, before their return, are to be shown to the
Mayor and Aldermen; (g) also that the Sheriffs, their clerks
and serjeants, pay due obedience to their superiors. These
ordinances are printed, with slight variation, both in the 'Liber
Custumarum' (i. 88-91), and the 'Liber Albus' (i. 402-5). They
are also to be found in the 'Liber Horn' (fos. 269-271.)-
Concordia et cognicio R. de Thunderle.
Friday after the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 34 Edward I. [A. D. 1305-6], terms of reconciliation between Sir John
le Blound, Mayor, and Reginald de Thunderle, Sheriff of
London. (fn. 38)
[Folios. ix b blank.]