Writ to the Mayor, Bailiffs, and Echevins of Ghent, requesting
the release from prison of William de Luthone, Robert Persone,
Roger le Viroler, Richard de Wandesworthe, William le Fullere,
Henry de Arderne, William de Kent, Hugh Pourthe, John Gombard, and Peter de Blakeneye, merchants of London, who had
been arrested together with their merchandise as security for
the payment of 730 marks due from the Mayor, Sheriffs, and
Commonalty of the City to certain burgesses of Ghent, which
money the King had, in pursuance of the terms of the peace
recently made with the Count of Flanders, seized and caused to
be distributed among such English merchants as had lost their
goods in Flanders. Dated Kenyntone, 23 August, 30 Edward I.
[A. D. 1302].
[Fos. cxl b-cxli b blank.]
[Here follows a transcript of an account rendered by the
citizens of London into the Exchequer for a fine of 20,000 marks
and of allowances made thereon. Another and fuller transcript
is entered on fos. cxlv-cxlvi (there is no folio numbered cxliv).
An abstract of the two transcripts combined is given below. -
In Roll xix. of King Edward-
The citizens of London render account of 20,000 marks for a
fine, as is contained in Roll 50. In the Treasury nichil.
To the Counts of Boulogne and St. Paul for expenses which
the said counts incurred in the City of London in the time of
King Henry, £383 8s. 5d., as is contained in Roll xix. in London
And in the Wardrobe of the said King Henry of the fine aforesaid £673 6s. 8d., as is contained in the account of Nicholas de
Leukenore, Keeper of the Wardrobe aforesaid, from Friday
next after the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], anno
49 Henry, until the 3rd day of March, anno 52 of the same King,
in Roll lv. And in the same Wardrobe of King Henry of the
aforesaid fine by the hands of Richard de Ewelle and Hugh
de Turri, buyers for the Wardrobe of the said King, £545, as
is therein contained.
Folio cxlii b.
And to Edward the present King, the eldest son of King
Henry, in the fiftieth year of King Henry, before the said
Edward became King, of the fine aforesaid 800 marks by writ
of the now King, dated 8 Sept., anno 18, whereby the said King
commands the Treasurer and Barons (after auditing the account
of the citizens of London touching those 20,000 marks which
they made fine to King Henry his father for trespass which
they were said to have committed against the said King Henry
at the time of the last war in the realm of England) to make
due allowances in the Exchequer to the said citizens touching
disbursements made on behalf of the said King Henry and the
King that now is, and in the meantime to allow the citizens
to have peace therein. To Alianora, late Queen of England,
consort of King Henry aforesaid, for the expenses of herself and
family in the fiftieth and fifty-first years of the said King,
£700, by the same writ and three writs of King Henry and
letters patent of the said Queen, testifying the receipt of the
money. To John de Warren, Earl of Surrey, by gift of King
Henry out of the fine aforesaid, the said fiftieth year, 200 marks
by the said writ and the writ of King Henry aforesaid and the
letters patent of the said Earl, testifying the receipt of the
money. To William de Valence, brother of the said King
Henry, for the said Edward, son of the said King, of the
aforesaid fine in the fiftieth year, 400 marks by the said writ,
&c. To Albert, Duke of Brummeswyk, cousin of the said King,
for his expenses in the City of London in the same year,
1,000 marks by the said writ, &c. To the aforesaid Edward,
now King, to whom the aforesaid King Henry his father
gave 10,000 livres tournois to assist him in certain most urgent
business the same year, being part of 30,000 livres tournois
which the said King Henry provided out of the aforesaid
fine of the citizens, and with their counsel, to be paid to
Louis, King of the French - in part payment of the said
10,000 livres tournois, 400 marks, by the said writ and writ
patent of the aforesaid Henry and two letters patent, under
the seal of the said Edward which he used before he became
King, testifying the receipt of the money. To Ralph Pacy
and Ivo de Bretoun, citizens of Paris, in part payment of
the aforesaid 10,000 livres tournois granted to the said Edward,
500 livres sterling, the said fiftieth year, by the said writ, &c.
To Henry Campyun for barley purchased of him, £6 12s.,
in part payment of the 10,000 livies tournois aforesaid, by
the said writ, &c. To the same Henry Campyun [and]
Jordan Dygun, in part payment of the said 10,000 livres tournois
for barley taken from them for the use of the said Edward, now
King, in the fifty-first year of the said King Henry, £52 8s. 8d.
by the said writ, &c. To Thomas de Ippegrave, Knt., in part
payment of the said 10,000 livres tournois, the fifty-second year,
170 marks by the said writ, &c. To Hugh de Creky, Knight of
the said Edward, for arrears of his fee in part payment of the
aforesaid 10,000 livres, the said fifty-second year, £80 by the
said writ and letters patent of the said Edward and letters
patent of James de Hamello, attorney to the said Hugh,
testifying, &c. To William de Hadestoke and Bartholomew
de Castro, attorneys ad hoc of the said Edward, in part
payment of the said 10,000 livres in the fifty-first year,
135 marks by the said writ, &c. To William de Monterville
(Monte Revelli), valet of the said Edward, for money lent the
said Edward by the said William in the fifty-second year, in part
payment of the said 10,000 livres. £46 by the said writ, &c. To
the said Edward, in part payment, &c., in the fifty-first year, £20,
which the said Edward caused to be delivered to the Count of
St. Paul by the same writ, &c. To Nicholas de Lyouns, burgess
of Douay, for a debt due to the said burgess, in part payment,
&c., in the fifty-second year, £442 by the said writ, &c. To
William de Lyanne, Knight of the said Edward, for the fee of
the said William, in part payment, &c., in the fifty-second year,
£19 by the said writ and letters patent of the said Edward and
of Reginald de Lyanne, attorney of the said William, testifying
the delivery and receipt of the said money. To Walter de
Capell (?), for wines taken for the use of the said Edward by the
King in the fifty-second year, in part payment, &c., £12 13s. 4d. by the said writ, &c. To Agnes, wife of John Veyllard de
Whitsand, in part payment of the value of £58 9s. 4d.
parisis (fn. 1) in
the fifty-second and fifty-fourth years, 12 marks by the said writ,
in part payment of the said 10,000 livies tournois by letters
patent of the said Edward and Baron de Pelan, attorney of the
said Agnes, testifying, &c. To William "Lavener" of Cant[erbury?], for bread and wheat taken of him for the use of the
Count of St. Paul in the fifty-second year, in part payment of the
said 10,000 livres, £8 19s. 6d. by the said writ, &c. In the
Wardrobe of the said Edward by the hands of Robert Burnel,
in the fifty-second year, in part payment, &c., £100 by the said
writ. To William de Wateford, fellow-citizen of the said city,
for the laudable service done to the said Edward, by gift of the
same Edward, in part payment, &c., 40s. by the said writ, &c.
To John Walrand, to whom King Henry committed the custody
of his Tower of London, for fortifying the said Tower in the
fiftieth and fifty-first years of the aforesaid fine of 20,000 marks,
of the 200 marks which the said King ordered the citizens to
deliver to the said John for the aforesaid purpose, 186 marks by
the said writ, &c.
Folio cxlv b.
[To Louis, late King of the French, for the 20,000 livres
tournois which the said citizens, by purveyance (per provisionem)
of the counsel of the aforesaid King Henry and of the citizens
aforesaid, paid to the said Louis in the name of the aforesaid King Henry of the said fine, £5,000 sterling by the
writ of the King that now is and by letters patent of the
aforesaid King Henry making mention of the said provision
and letters patent of the said Louis testifying the receipt
of the said 20,000 livres tournois. To the same citizens for
£532 5s. 8d., which Roger de Morteyn, Knt., received in
parts of Flanders of the goods and chattels of the aforesaid
citizens seized in Flanders, by reason of the disturbance then
existing in England, in the name of the said King Henry and by
his 'command after the said King had granted to the said
citizens that they should recover their said goods and chattels as
the now King calls to mind [and] as by letters patent directed
by Margaret, late Countess of Flanders, to the said King Henry,
which the present King has seen, is to him made manifest-
£532 5s. 8d. by writ of the present King and the letters patent
of the Countess aforesaid. And the said Edward, the now King,
has released and pardoned the said citizens all arrears of the
aforesaid 20,000 marks by writ dated 15 Nov., anno 30, stating
that the King for the relief of the soul of the said King Henry
his father, as well as for £1,000 which the citizens made fine to
the King when in the presence of W[alter de Langetone],
Bishop of Coventre and Lichfield, the King's Treasurer, had
remitted and pardoned all arrears of the aforesaid 20,000 marks.
And also £100 wherein they were amerced before Master
William de March, late Treasurer, and the Barons of the
Exchequer for contempt, by which writ also the King commanded the Treasurer and Barons to acquit the said citizens
of the said 20,000 marks and also of the said £100, and they
are quit. (fn. 2) ]
Folio cxlii b.
Transcript of letter sent to the lord the King by the Barons of his
Exchequer, the last day of October, 29 Edward I. [A.D. 1301],
enrolled in the Exchequer, in the Roll of Memoranda, the same
To the most excellent Prince, &c., the Treasurer and Barons
of his Exchequer, &c. Your serenity lately commanded us to
audit the account of your citizens of London touching those
20,000 marks which they made fine with the late King Henry,
your father, for trespass which they were said to have committed
against him at the time of the war, and to make due allowances
to the said citizens for deliveries, payments, and costs which they
made by letters of your said father and yourself in your said
Exchequer to be shown to us, and that other deliveries, payments,
and costs which they likewise made by precept of your said
father and yourself, not comprising allowances, should be placed
in view of the said account, and be openly and distinctly made
apparent to you under the seal of your Exchequer aforesaid.
Wherefore may your revered highness know that at the
quinzaine of St. Michael last past the aforesaid citizens came
before us at your Exchequer aforesaid by their attorneys, and
touching diverse deliveries and payments made in the time of
your aforesaid father, we allowed the said citizens of the fine
aforesaid, as well by letters of your said father as by your own,
sealed with the seal you used before you undertook the government of the realm-£5,993 8s. 7d., and so there remains of the
said fine £7,339 18s. 1d., of which there are placed in view
£5,000 for 20,000 livres tournois, which equal in value £5,000
sterling, which sum the citizens of the said City, in the time of
your aforesaid father, by purveyance (?) of his counsel and
that of the said citizens, paid at Paris to Louis, King of the
French, by letters of the same touching the receipt of the same,
dated Paris, the quinzaine of Easter, A.D. 1266, and letters patent
of your aforesaid father, dated the fiftieth year of his reign,
which letters the aforesaid attorneys have not shown to us,
whereby we have not made an allowance to them of the sum
aforesaid, inasmuch as no mention is made in the said letters of
your father of a precept of your said father for paying the
said sum to the aforesaid King of the French, but touching the
purveyance (?) aforesaid, however, the said letters of your father
remain in the Exchequer, because by them the sum of 10,000 livres
paid to you is now allowed to the said citizens besides the 20,000
livres aforesaid paid to the King of the French. And £120 which
the said citizens delivered to Roger de Leyburne for expenses
incurred on fortifying Rochester Castle in the forty-eighth year
of the reign of your father by his writ patent. And 20 marks
which they delivered to the said Roger for expenses incurred
in the service of your father by another writ patent. And
1,030 marks which they delivered to William de Euerwyk and
his fellow-merchants of Ghent by writ of your father. And £84
which they delivered to Eustace Bricoun by your letter patent,
sealed with the seal you used before you became King. And
£17 which they delivered to Gervase le Rous de Bruges,
merchant, by another writ of the same seal. And £18 3s. 4d.
which they delivered to John Waterkyn by a third writ of the
same seal. Of these deliveries we have not made allowance to
the said citizens, because their attorneys did not show us the
letters of the aforesaid Roger, William, Eustace, Gervase, and
John, or any of them, touching the receipt of the said sums or
any of them. And £532 5s. 8d. which Roger de "Maritania"
[Moreteyn], Knt., in the time of your father and by his mandate,
received in parts of Flanders of the goods of London citizens
after your father had granted the said citizens repossession of
their goods and chattels which had been seized in those parts
by reason of the disturbance then existing in the realm of
England, as appears by letters patent of Margaret, then Countess
of Flanders, directed to your aforesaid father thereon which the
said attorneys have shown to us, and which we have not allowed
because they have not shown us another writ of your father or
of yourself thereon. And £209 6s. 8d. which the said citizens
paid, as they say, in your father's time, to John Walraund for
fortifying the Tower of London in full discharge of 500 marks by
writ of your said father which was shown to us by the said
attorneys, and which remains in your Exchequer, whereby
we allowed only 186 marks out of the 500 marks aforesaid
because that writ supposes a preceding writ as to the residue,
which the attorneys did not show us, and also because they
did not show us the letters patent of the said John touching
the receipt of the whole aforesaid sum. And £633 13s. 2d.
which the said citizens, by seven writs of your father in the
accounts (?) for the fifty-first and fifty-second years of his reign,
shown to us by the said attorneys, delivered to divers servants
of your father, both horsemen and footmen, upon their wages
(vadiis), and also to the guardians of the works at the Tower of
London for the same; also to Reginald de Suffolk and Gregory
de Rokesle of the gift of your father, and to John Walraund for
money which he paid to Reymund Makayn, merchant, for your
said father, for which money we have not made allowance to
the aforesaid citizens, forasmuch as their attorneys have not
shown to us the letters of the aforesaid servants, wardens,
Reginald, Gregory, and John, or any of them, for the receipt of
the said money or any part of it; and further, because the
counter-writs (contrabrevia) of the said writs, without which we
cannot make an allowance, are in your Treasury at Westminster.
And £42 6s. of a certain sum of £50 6s. paid to a certain Agnes,
who was wife of John le Weybard, by your letter, sealed with
your aforesaid seal, whereby we allowed the said citizens in
their fine aforesaid only £8 out of the aforesaid sum, and for
the remaining £42 6s. we made no allowance, inasmuch as the
said attorneys showed us only the letter of the said Agnes
acknowledging the payment of £8 of the sum aforesaid.
Thereupon the citizens of London made petition to the lord
the King and his Council, and gave up the aforesaid record
under the seal of the Exchequer in his Parliament held at Westminster in the octave of St. John the Baptist, in the thirtieth year
of his reign [A. D. 1302]. And answer was made ut patet in
alia parte huius folii.
Folio cxliv b.
On the petition of the citizens of London asking that full
allowance might be made to them for 20,000 marks in which
the said citizens were sometime bound to King Henry, the
father of the present King, forasmuch as it was ordained and
commanded by the present King and his Council that an account
of the said 20,000 marks should be audited and due allowance
made to them thereon, by which mandate the said citizens
rendered the aforesaid account before the Treasurer and the
Barons of the Exchequer of the said lord the King in the
quinzaine of St. Michael last past. For which money the said
Treasurer and Barons have not made full allowance to the said
citizens, as appears by a certain record sent to the King by
the Treasurer and Barons of the Exchequer in these words :-
To the most excellent Prince, &c., ut patet in altera parte huius
To which the following answer was made :-
The King desires that the £5,000 sterling for 20,000 livres
tournois paid to the King of France by purveyance (?) made by
the King's counsel and that of the citizens of London should be
allowed the said citizens, notwithstanding no mention being made
of the King's precept, because the purveyance (?) made and the
King's counsel suffice for the precept, moreover, the letters of
the King of the French acknowledge that he received the said
sum of money. Also the King wills that the £532 5s. 8d. paid to
Roger de "Maritania," Knt., by command of King Henry and
by letters of the Countess of Flanders which acknowledge the
payment, notwithstanding that they did not show the King's writ
thereon, [shall be allowed], inasmuch as the King remembers
that he was bound to the said Roger in certain debts for
which certain jewels had been delivered to him, which jewels
the said Roger afterwards restored to the King, and he knows
for certain that by that payment the jewels were restored, and
from no other cause. And as touching all other articles which
are not clear, the King wills that the Treasurer and Barons
shall audit them, and after scrutiny of the accounts of those who
ought to have received the money, and everything else whereby
they can be certified, allow the said citizens all that shall be
found clear. And as to the residue, let the Mayor and citizens
make some certain fine to the Exchequer such as the said
Treasurer and Barons shall deem fit to be made to the King's
profit, and mandate be given to the Treasurer and Barons by
writ of the Chancellor.
Transcript' brevium de Allocate.
The King to his Barons of the Exchequer greeting. Allow
to the citizens of our City of London in those 20,000 marks in
the aforesaid Exchequer-which the citizens of the said City
formerly made fine with the lord Henry, late King of England,
our father, for a trespass they were said to have committed
against our said father in the time of the war, and which
are exacted from them by summons of the said Exchequer-
£5,000 sterling for those 20,000 livres tournois which the said
citizens, by purveyance (?) of our father's counsel and that of the
said citizens, paid to Louis, late King of the French, in our said
father's name. And receive from them as well the letters of our
said father testifying to the said purveyance (?) as the letters
patent of the aforesaid Louis testifying to the receipt of the said
20,000 livres tournois. Witness ourself at Keningtone, 23 August,
anno 30 [A.D. 1302].
Similar writ to the same for making allowance of the sum of
£532 5s. 8d., which Roger de Moreteyn, Knt., had received in
parts of Flanders of the goods of the citizens. Dated ut supra.
Writ to the same for due allowances to be made in the City's
accounts of the above 20,000 marks for disbursements made on
behalf of the King and his father, and for exacting a suitable
fine for the residue. Dated ut supra.
Breve R' de Scaccario de levand' £m l dcccvij xijs. vd. derem' xx ml marcar'.
The King to the Sheriffs of London greeting. We command
you to levy the sum of £1,807 12s. 5d. on the goods and chattels,
lands and tenements of the citizens of the said City in your
bailiwick, which sum they owe to us as the balance of those
20,000 marks which the citizens aforesaid made fine with the
lord Henry of good memory, late King of England, our father,
for a trespass which they were said to have committed against
our said father at the time of the war, after allowances made
to the said citizens lately at our Exchequer by our Treasurer
and Barons of the said Exchequer, and also further granted in
our last Parliament at Westminster by us and by our counsel. So
that you have the said money ready to be paid to us in our
Exchequer aforesaid, at York, on the morrow of St. Martin;
but if we shall find you tardy or remiss in levying the said
money, we shall visit you and yours with the gravest punishment
as treating our commands with contempt. And have this writ
there and then. Witness, W. de Carletone at York, 1 Oct.,
30 Edward I. [A.D. 1302].
[Here follows one of the transcripts (noted supra, p. 228) of
the account of the citizens of London touching the sum of 20,000
marks and allowances thereon.]
Rents of the Chamber.
The Prior and Convent of Holy Trinity, London, owe for the
house which Isabella de St. Alban inhabits near Ismongerelane,
in the Chepe of London, by the year on St. Margaret's Day, 8s.
Richard (Robert?) de Meldebourne owes by the year for the
garden near London Wall, near Aldresgate towards Crepelgate,
at Easter Eve, as is contained in the roll of wills, anno 4 Edward [I.], (fn. 3) 12d.
Johanna Goldcorn, late wife of Bartholomew the Smith (fabri),
owes for the rent late belonging to the said Bartholomew
without Ludgate on the north side, by the year, at Easter, 5s.
(Afterwards, on the death of Johanna Goldcorn, (fn. 4) two shops
came into the hand of the City, from which shops the said 5s.
first issued; for which shops William le Coteler rendered for
one shop 18s., and Richard le Cordewaner 18s. Now William
le Coteler holds one of the said shops for 20s., and a certain
capper holds the other for 20s., beginning at Michaelmas, anno
7 [ Edward II.]. Afterwards by the Mayor and Commonalty these
two shops were granted to John de Paris and his heirs for 10s.
a year, to be paid into the Chamber, and 20s. to the Prebendary
of Fynesbere, and he has the deed of the Commonalty thereon.)
(On a cedula attached to the folio there is a copy of a conveyance by Henry le Waleys, the Mayor, and Commonalty of
the City to Johanna Goldcorn, relict of Bartholomew the Smith,
of a house lately held by the said Bartholomew near Ludgate, at
an annual rent of 10s., the grantors reserving their right over
the house in time of war. Dated Thursday after the Feast of
H. Trinity [1 June], 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298].)
Johanna Goldcorn aforesaid owes for the house which formerly was a workshop (fabrica) without Ludgate on the south
side, by the year, at the four terms, 10s.
(Now the heirs of Henry Sprot hold the aforesaid tenement.)
Richard Jordan and Beatrice his wife owe for a certain tenement without Ludgate over the City's foss, by the year, at Easter and Michaelmas, 10s.
Of the house formerly of Warm le Oynter in Basseshawe,
by the year, for quitrent, which house John de Bacwelle now
Of a house formerly belonging to Cok Bateman, a Jew, in
Ladelane, which Matilda de Kellevedene now holds by the year,
for quitrent, 4s.
Of houses of Bedleem without Bisshopesgate for quitrent, by
the year, at the four terms, 20s.
Of a shop formerly belonging to Roger le Chaundeler in the
Chepe of London, near the Church of St. Thomas de Acon, for
quitrent, at Easter and Michaelmas, 13s. 4d.
Of the same shop to the Mayor of London, by the year, at
Michaelmas, 13s. 4d.
Of a certain shop of Richard de Mounpelers in the Spicery
(Spectaria), in the Chepe of London, for quitrent, by the year,
for the maintenance of a certain chantry in St. Paul's for the
soul of Henry de Gildeford, (fn. 5) 20s.
Of the houses formerly of William Milksop without Aldresgate, by the year, at the four terms, 8s.
(Now William le Chaundeler holds the same house for 20s. a
year, beginning at Easter, anno 5 [ Edward II.], inasmuch as
Constance, who was the wife of William Milksop while he lived,
had of the same house 8s., which came into the hand of the
City after the decease of the said Constance.)
Of a solar and shop at the gate of the Guildhall, by the year,
16s. (now 20s.)
Ralph Pecok pays by the year for the moor of Bedleem, at
Ralph Pecok pays by the year for the moor which John de
Stebenhethe held [blank].
Of Sir John Tanne, Knt., for houses within Bischopgate, by
the year, 20s.
Of the ferm of the Small Balance by the year, 100s. Now
Richard de Redynge holds it for 50s. at the instance of Ingelard
de Warle, beginning at the Feast of SS. Philip and James,
anno 6 [ Edward II.] (fn. 6)
Of the ferm of the moor, (fn. 7) by the year, 40s.
Of the wharf of St. Botolph (ut patet supra in cedula ad hoc
signum (fn. 8) ), £10
John le Wallere holds a small place without Alegate near
the foss, in a certain small house called "Loge," 12 feet long
and 7 feet broad, by grant of John de Gysors, Mayor, &c., for
12d, by the year; and he is bound to repair the roadway under
the gate of Alegate at his own expense, &c. Beginning at
Easter, anno 6 [ Edward II.].
The same John holds a turret adjoining Alegate, which
Henry le Wake inhabits, for 10s. by the year, beginning at
Easter, the year aforesaid.
Folio cxlvii b.
De anno regni Regis Edwardi xxix, Elya Russel tunc Maiore.
De feronibus de Waldis
Roger de Holdene, ironmonger (mercator ferrur'), carried
strakes (ferruras) for carts which were too short (narrow?), contrary to the statute of the City of London, and made oath, on
Wednesday after the octave of Easter, before Elyas Russel,
then Mayor, that he did not know of the proclamation that had
been made, (fn. 9) &c. They were accordingly delivered to him this
time, &c., and he is warned not to carry in future [such strakes]
upon pain of forfeiture, &c.
Similarly, Walter Fihs, Richard de Holedene, son of Richard
Thomas, John Sagon de Tonebrigge, Thomas de Holdene,
Gilbert de Holdene, and Thomas le King de Penshirst pleaded
ignorance of the offence of carrying strakes (ferruras or strikos
rotarum) which were too short, whilst Robert de Holdene
similarly pleaded touching certain skids (gropes).
Panel of a jury comprising the following names, viz.: Henry
le Sporiere, Alan de Waltone, Nicholas Beaubolet, John Bogeys,
Ralph le Cotiller, John de Parys, corder, Henry de Amondesham,
Nicholas le Lung, John de Flete, Thomas le Paumer, William
Flory, William le Chapeler, spicer, Henry le Calicer, Robert de
Welleford, (fn. 10) Richard Leu(v)essone, Adam le Fourbour, Thomas
Helebek, Roger Chauntecler, John de Merlawe, William le
Taillur, and Adam Dally-thirteen of whom were sworn to hold
an inquisition as to who should repair the broken pavement
near Flete Bridge. They say on oath that the wardens of Flete
prison will repair and construct the woodwork (maheremium) of
the bridge, and the Sheriffs of London for the time being will
pave the bridge.
This inquisition was taken on Monday the morrow of St. Peter
ad Vincula [1 Aug.], 1 Edward II. [A.D. 1307].
Inspeximus Charter of Edward I. to the citizens of Exeter.
Dated Estone, near Stanforde, (fn. 11) 4 May, 28 Edward I. [A. D. 1300]. (fn. 12)
[Fo cxlviii b blank.]
Monday the morrow of St. Edmund, K. [20 Nov.], 35 Edward I. [A.D 1306], precept issued by John le Blound, Mayor,
to Geoffrey de Conduit and Simon Bolet, Sheriffs of London, to
take the body of Ralph Hardel, if he be a layman, and safeguard it until he shall have paid the executors of Henry le
Galeys, deceased, the sum of 100s., part of a debt of £6 13s. 4d.
due under a recognizance made on Wednesday before the Feast
of St. Thomas, Ap. [21 Dec.], 30 Edward I. [A.D. 1301], as set
forth. The Sheriffs returned that the said Ralph was dead.
Accordingly, precept was again issued that they should take
his body, &c., and cause an extent and valuation to be made, by
oath of twelve good and lawful men of their bailiwick, of all
goods, chattels, lands, rents, and tenements which belonged to
the said Ralph at the date of the recognizance, in whose hands
soever they may have come, other than an heir under age holding
them by hereditary succession, and deliver the property so valued
to the said executors until they be satisfied of the debt. The
Sheriffs returned as formerly, and further answered that it had
been found, on the oath of Adam Wade, John de Brinkele, William
de Medelane, Alan Wade, Simon de Northamptone, spicer, John
le Vaus, Henry Munquey, John de Dorkinge, Laurence de Totenham, Henry le Gaugour, Alan de Suffolk, and Fremund de Donestaple, that the property held by the said Ralph in their bailiwick
on the day named was of the annual value of 30 marks, and that
seisin of the same had been delivered to the executors aforesaid on
Wednesday after the Feast of St. Lucia, V. [13 Dec.], last past, &c
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Preceptum super statutum pro Johanne de Massingham.
Tuesday after the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 33 Edward I. [A.D. 1304-5], precept issued by John le Blound, Mayor, to
John de Lincoln and Roger de Paris, Sheriffs of London, to take
the body of Philip de Northamptone, carpenter, if a layman, and
safeguard it until he shall have paid to John de Massingham, mercer, the sum of £8 13s. 4d. due under a recognizance made before
the said Mayor and Sir Henry de Leycestre, clerk of the King, (fn. 13)
by form of statute of merchants, on Wednesday before the Feast
of Nativity B. M. [8 Sept.], 32 Edward I. [A.D. 1304], as set forth.
The Sheriffs returned, non inventus. Accordingly, precept was
again issued to take his body, &c., and also cause an extent and
valuation to be made of the property of the debtor within their
bailiwick at the date of the recognizance, and make return......