Be it remembered that on Monday in the octave of the
Purification of the Blessed Mary [2 Feb.], anno 14 Edward II.
[A.D. 1320-1], a certain writ was found on the files of the Husting
for Pleas of Land, anno 1 Edward II., for substituting Robert
de Gunthorp in the place of John [sic] de Say, the King's
Butler, [as Coroner], which writ was delivered to Nicholas de
Farndone, the Mayor, to be handed to the Justices Itinerant at
the Tower, anno 14 Edward II., as follows: Edward, &c., to the
Mayor and Sheriffs of London greeting. Whereas our beloved
servant Henry de Say, our Butler, to whose bailiwick the office
of Coroner in our aforesaid City appertains, (fn. 1) on account of our
business on which he is at present busily engaged, cannot find
leisure to execute personally that office, and by his letters patent
has deputed Robert de Gunthorp to execute for him all matters
appertaining to that office we command that you admit the
said Robert in the place of the said Henry, and obey him in all
things appertaining to that office in the City as heretofore hath
been accustomed to be done in like case. Witness ourself at
Westminster the 28th day of October, the first year of our reign.
Folio lxxvii b.
Monday before the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 10 Edward II. [A.D. 1316-17], came Laurencia and Agnes, daughters
of John le Long, being under age and in the custody of Thomas
Lemman by order of the Mayor and Aldermen, and complained
before Stephen de Abyndone, the Mayor, and the rest of the
Aldermen, of the said Thomas having wasted their goods, &c.
Thereupon the said Thomas and Robert de Maryny and William
Bernard his mainpernors were summoned to attend to render
an account, and William de Leire, Robert de Keleseye, and
Elyas de Suffolk, Aldermen, were appointed auditors. The said
Thomas is found to be in arrears to the extent of £22 12s. 3d.,
and he absconds. Afterwards, viz., on Friday the Feast of
St. George [23 April], the year aforesaid, came the aforesaid
mainpernors, as well as the parents [sic] and friends of the said
children, and it was agreed, with permission of the Mayor and
Aldermen, that one of the mainpernors should pay one moiety
and the other the other moiety Afterwards, viz., on Saturday after
the Feast of the Purification [2 Feb.], anno 10 [Edward II.] [sic],
came Roger Alnard, uncle of the aforesaid Laurencia, and on
his request is appointed her guardian, Andrew Bronne, "ferroun,"
and William Godyng being his mainpernors.
Manucapcio pro Regin' le Boleler de redd' filiar' Kat'ine atte cherche.
Saturday after the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 3 [Edward II. ], [A.D. 1309], Reginald le Bokeler found pledges, viz.,
Geoffrey de Bradelegh, "bokeler," and William le Foundour,
to answer for the property of Massia, Johanna, and Cristina,
children of the late Katherine atte Cherche, quo et quando, &c.
Custodia John e et Matild' fil' quond' Thom' Pourte.
Saturday after the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.], 3 Edward II.
[A.D. 1309], the guardianship of Johanna and Matilda, daughters
of Thomas Pourte, deceased, being under age, was committed
to Cristina their mother by Thomas Romayn, the Mayor, John
de Wengrave, John de Wyndesore, William de Leire, Simon
de Paris, Nicholas Pikot, Richard de Gloucestre, and Henry de
Dureme, Aldermen, together with the said children's goods,
&c., viz., Johanna's goods, a mazer worth 9s., six silver spoons
worth 4s., two brass pots, a pocenet, a dish worth 7s. 6d., a
feather bed, two carpets (fn. 2) (tapet'), and two sheets worth 10s.,
also a tenement of the annual value of 12s., Matilda's goods,
a cup of silver of Tholouse worth 10s., a mazer with silver
stand worth 5s. 5d., a feather bed, a carpet, and two sheets
worth 8s., also a tenement of the annual value of 12s. Sureties,
viz., Nicholas de Haddele, "chaloner," and Adam Geraud.
Custod' Cristiane et Idonee fil' Martini Shenche.
The same day, Claricia, widow of Martin Shenche, appointed
guardian of Cristiana and Idonea, daughters of the same, and of
their money [viz., £40 left to each of them by their father] (fn. 3)
Sureties, viz., William Trente and John de Wyndesore, Aldermen.
Friday after the Feast of the Purification B. M. [2 Feb.],
3 Edward II. [A.D. 1309-10], came Thomas Lemman, moneyer,
to whom the custody of Laurencia and Agnes, daughters of
John le Long, carter (carectarius), had been devised, before
Thomas Romayn, the Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, J[ohn] de
Wengrave, Richer de Refham, R[ichard] de Gloucestre,
William de Leire, William Trente, William Cosyn, William de
Coumbemartyn, and Simon Bolet, and he was ordered to find
sureties. Thereupon came William Bernard, dyer, and Robert
de Marni, who became his sureties.
Folio lxxviii b.
Custodia Cristiane fil' et hered' Galfr't de Hundes diche
Saturday before the Purification B. M. [2 Feb.], 3 Edward II.
[A.D. 1309-10], the guardianship of Cristiana, daughter and heiress
of Geoffrey de Hundesdiche, aged seven years, was committed
to William Hardel and Reginald de Thundrele by Thomas
Romain, the Mayor, J[ohn] de Wengrave, John de Windesore,
William de Leire, Henry de Durham, Geoffrey de Conduit,
William Cosyn, and Nicholas Picot, Aldermen, and Richard
Potrel, the Chamberlain, to answer for the same quo et quando, &c.
Afterwards, viz., on Friday before the Translation of
St. Thomas the Martyr [7 July], the same year, the said
guardians came and surrendered the body of the said Cristiana
here in the Chamber of the Guildhall, by precept of the Mayor
and Aldermen, and asked that their expenses hitherto might be
returned, &c. The said Cristiana was delivered to Cristina de
Evre until provision be made for her guardianship, &c. Afterwards William de Pountfreit and Elena his wife, mother of
the said Cristiana, came and demanded the guardianship.
Manucapcio pro cxx libr' quos Petrus de Sperham legavit Waltero filio suo.
Monday after the Feast of St. Valentine [14 Feb.], 3 Edward II. [A.D. 1309-10], in the presence of Sirs Thomas Romayn,
Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, John de Wengrave, William de
Leire, Richer de Refham, Walter de Rokesle, William Trente,
John de Wyndesore, Richard de Gloucestre, Henry de Durham,
and John de Lincoln, Aldermen, came William de "Hacford,"
John le Botoner, Geoffrey de Brandone, Elyas le Callere, John
de "Pampesword," John de Caustone, William de Gartone, and
Laurence le Botoner, mercers, and John de Camera, clerk,
and bound themselves jointly and severally to deliver to the
Mayor and Aldermen for the time being, on the eve of Christmas
next, the sum of £120 to the use of Walter, son and heir of
Peter de Sperham, &c.
Afterwards, viz., on Saturday after the Ascension [28 May],
the same year, John Est, apprentice of the above Peter, whose
term had been devised to the above Walter, came and, with
the assent of Avice, widow of the said Peter, and of John Brian,
Rector of St. Stephen's de Colmanstrete, and John de Sperham,
executors of the said Peter, redeemed his term for 6 marks, to
be paid to the use of the said Walter by surety of Elyas le
Callere, mercer, and J[ohn] de Sperham, taverner, &c.
Deliberacio denar' legator' Rob'o fil' Juliane de Knapton' per Hugonem de Hengham.
Monday before Carmprivium, 3 Edward II. [A.D. 1309-10], came
Master William de Oteswyche, surgeon, and Thomas de Kardoil,
executors of Sir Hugh de Hengham, and brought into the
Chamber the sum of 25 marks out of the 50 marks bequeathed
by the said Hugh to Juliana de Knaptone and Robert her son, (fn. 4)
in order that the money belonging to the said Robert might be
delivered to trusty men to trade withal for the benefit of the said
Robert. The said Robert died before the money was so
delivered. And note that the money was, by the assent of the
Mayor and Aldermen, given to Sir John de Cendale, the Treasurer, for the business of the City, temp. Thomas Romain, Mayor.
Execucio facta super recogn' Will'i de Hackeford.
Qualiter J le Botoner dedixit recognicionem predictam.
Precept to the Sheriffs to levy the sum of £120 on the goods,
&c., of William de "Hackeford," John le Botoner, Geoffrey de
Brandone, Elyas le Callere, John de "Pampesworth," John [de]
Caustone, William de Gartone, and Laurence le Botoner, mercers,
and John de Camera, clerk (who had failed to bring the money
into the Chamber on Christmas Eve, as bound), and to have
the money ready by Friday after the Epiphany. On which
day they made return that they had seized goods, &c., belonging
to the above-named to the value of £120, but had not yet sold
them. Thereupon came John le Botoner, mercer, aforesaid,
and denied before the Mayor that he owed the money or had
entered into recognizance. The Mayor then caused his predecessor in office to appear, and also the Aldermen before whom
the recognizance was made, and they having unanimously
declared that John le Botoner had, with others, made a recognizance, it was adjudged by R[icher] de Refham, the Mayor,
and the Aldermen present, viz., T[homas] Romayn, J[ohn] de
Wengrave, William de Leire, W[illiam] Trente, W[illiam]
de Combemartyn, Simon de Paris, Simon Bolet, and Henry
de Durham, that he should be committed to prison for having
accused the Mayor and Aldermen of making a false record.
By the Mayor's favour he is committed to Robert de Kelleseye,
who undertook to produce him on a day named.
Folio lxxix b.
Comp' Rob'i de Cherteseye de redd' Egidii fil' Is' Brun.
6 April, 3 Edward II. [A.D. 1310], Robert de Cherteseye,
"esporoner," of Fletestrete, executor of Isabella, late wife of
Nicholas Brun, goldsmith, renders account before R[ichard]
Potrel, the Chamberlain, of rents of a brewhouse and shops in
Fletestrete devised by the said Isabella to Giles her son, (fn. 5) also
of disbursements on repairs, &c. The balance of the money
to be answered for by Thomas de Flete, "chapeler," brother of
the said Isabella and guardian of the said Giles.
Custodia redd' Egidii fil' Is' Brun etatis xvj annor' tradita Thom' le Chapeler de Flete.
The same day, the custody of the above rents was committed
to the above. Thomas to the use of the said Giles by the Mayor
and Aldermen. Sureties for the said Thomas, viz., William atte
Ramme, residing in Fletestrete, and Robert le Treyer.
Cogn' Rob'i de Assheborne, cotiller.
7 April, Robert de Asseborne, "cotiller," came before the
Chamberlain and found sureties, viz., John le Meneter (fn. 6) de
Fletestrete, William atte Peke, Roger le Cotiller, and John
Bogays, baker, for the payment to Thomas le Chapeler de Flete
of rent of a brewhouse in Fletestrete. For enrolment 7d.
Writ to the Mayor and Aldermen. -Nicholas de "Halgheford"
and Robert de Dittone had complained that whereas Robert le
Convers (fn. 7) had bequeathed to his daughter Katherine, a minor,
the sum of £40, and that sum, together with a further sum of
£10, had, by order of the Mayor and Aldermen, been delivered
to David de Cottesbroke and Roesia his wife, mother of the said
Katherine, in trust, to render account thereof; and whereas,
after the decease of the said David, they, viz., the said Nicholas
and Robert, had become sureties for the said Katherine for
the premises, and whereas the said Roesia, after marrying
Nicholas de "Strastede," had absconded, the complainants could
not obtain an acquittance. The Mayor and Aldermen are to
summon the parties and to do what is just therein, according to
the custom of the City. Dated Westminster, 28 June, 14 Edward II. [A.D. 1321].
By virtue of the above writ, precept was issued to Joce, the
Serjeant of the Chamber, by Hamo de Chigewelle, the Mayor,
to cause Nicholas de "Stratstede" and Roysia his wife to appear
on a certain day to render an account of the £50 received on
behalf of the said Katherine; and the above Nicholas and
Robert obtain an acquittance on giving security. Thereupon
they say that Richard de Schordiche has in his custody, of the
goods of the said Katherine for which they were sureties, a
cup and ewer of silver gilt and enamel, and Robert Langar,
goldsmith, a cup and ewer of silver gilt and enamel with
covercle to match, and they ask that the said Richard and
Robert may be compelled to produce the said cups on the day
named, and not to part with them in the meanwhile. On the
appointed day all the parties appear except Nicholas de Stratstede; and Roysia pleads that she cannot be called upon to
render an account in the absence of her husband. The said
Nicholas de "Halghford" and Robert de Dittone ask that the
silver cups, &c., may be appraised and remain in the custody of
the Court, and the said Roysia assents. The cups, &c., thereupon appraised by Nicholas de Farndone and Elias de Suffolk
at £50, and the said Nicholas and Robert ask to be released
from their surety. The Mayor and Aldermen wish for further
consultation, and issue their precept for the appearance of
Nicholas de Stratstede, who in due course appears and appoints
John de Arundel his attorney. Judgment: That, inasmuch as
the said cups, &c., were bequeathed to the said Katherine by
way of (nomine) the said sum of £50, and that no profit accrued
therefrom, the sureties be discharged, and that the said "Roisia"
find other sureties if she wished to recover possession of the
cups. In the meantime the cups committed to the custody of
Andrew Horn, the Chamberlain, &c.
Afterwards, viz., on Wednesday after the Feast of St. Peter
ad Vincula [1 Aug.], anno 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1322], came
Reymund de Burdeux, husband of the above Katherine, and in
the presence of Hamo de Chig[welle], the Mayor, Nicholas de
Farndone, Elias de Suffolk, Robert de Swalclyve, Henry de
Seccheford, and John de Prestone; Aldermen, and Andrew
Horn, the Chamberlain, received the said cups by way of the
said £50 and profit if any had accrued, and gave an acquittance
for the same, &c.
Custodia Nich' et Henr' fil' Rob'i le Convers tradita Nich'o de Farndon'.
Saturday the Feast of the Decollation of St. John Bapt
[29 Aug.], 4 Edward II. [A.D. 1310], judgment given by Thomas
Romayn, Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, John de Wengrave,
Richer de Refham, Richard de Gloucestre, William de Leire,
Henry de Gloucestre, William Trente, John de Lincoln, and
Simon de Paris, Aldermen, in the matter of a dispute between
Master Richard de Gloucestre, Robert de Pipeherst, Richard
de Schordiche, and Roger de Leicestre, executors of Robert le
Convers, goldsmith, on the one part, and David de Cottesbroke
and Roysia his wife on the other, as to the guardianship of
Nicholas, aged seven, Henry, aged three, and Katherine, aged
one year, children of the said Robert le Convers, viz., that
Nicholas de Farndone should be guardian of the two boys and
of their money (£50 each), by mainprise of Robert Burdeyn,
Martin de Aumbr[esberi], and Robert de Berkynge.
Tradicio cus todie Kat'ine fil' dicti Rob'i le Convers.
In like manner it was adjudged that the said David and
Roysia should have the guardianship of the girl and her
property (£50), by mainprise of Elyas de Suffolk and Peter de
Coumbe. For enrolment 5s.
On Wednesday after the Feast of St. George the Martyr
[23 April], 6 Edward II. [A.D. 1313], precept was issued for the
attachment of the goods and chattels of the above David (who
had died before rendering an account of his guardianship) and
Roysia to the amount of £50, and for the appearance of the
said Roysia on a certain day. The said Roysia appeared and
asked a further day, when, upon her failing to appear, precept
was sent to the Chamberlain and to Thomas de Kent, Serjeant,
to cause a sequestration to be made of her property to the
amount of £50. This being done, the above Elyas de Suffolk,
Richard de Shorediche [sic], and Peter de Coumbe came before
J[ohn] de Gisors, the Mayor, and Nicholas de Farendone,
William de Coumbemartyn, John de Wengrave, Nigel Druri,
William Servat, Simon Bolet, Simon de Paris, John de
Wyndesore, and Anketyn de Gisors, Aldermen, and obtained
release from their mainprise. Precept for a further distress to
be made on the goods of Roysia until she find sureties.
Folio lxxx b.
Account of John Botoner, junior, of the goods and rents of Adam, son
of John de Storteford, in his custody from Wednesday after the
Feast of St. Mark [25 April], 29 Edward I [A.D. 1301], until
Michaelmas [29 Sept.], 4 Edward II. [A.D. 1310]
[Mention made of property in "Crobbestrate" [sic] in the
parish of St. Giles without Creplegate, of Geoffrey de Borham,
Isabella Hardel, John de Cornhill, the said Adam's attorney
in a certain plea; of Philip de Merdele, Serjeant of the
Chamber; David le Fundour, mainpernor of John Botoner;
and of William Walram and Ralph de Storteford, executors of
John de Storteford.]