Folios cxi -cxviii.
Amissio liber tatis Joh'is de Coumbe.
John de Coumbe attached to answer Simon Corp and Peter
de Blakeneye, Sheriffs, in a plea of trespass done against the
liberty of the City, for that the said John, on Friday before the
Feast of St. Nicholas [6 Dec.], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310], had
made himself a broker by bringing a certain William le Reed
"Estreys," (fn. 1) a foreign merchant, to the house of Peter de Coumbe
to buy of John le Mareschal de Bedeford, a foreign merchant,
seventeen sacks of wool, and had claimed for his brokerage
half a mark for effecting the merchandise aforesaid between
the said strangers, to the prejudice of the liberty of the
City aforesaid, and this they offer to prove, &c. And the said
John came and acknowledged that he could not deny the
premises. And because it was found by his own acknowledgment that he made himself a broker between the aforesaid
foreigners, to the prejudice of the liberty of the City and damage
of freemen of the same, and contrary to the aforesaid proclamation in the City, and the said John was never admitted a broker
in that business, it was adjudged that he should lose his freedom, and that the Sheriffs should in future take custom of his
merchandise as of a foreigner.
Tenementa capta in manum civitatis que fuerunt Petri Adrian.
Wednesday after the Feast of St. Andrew [30 Nov.], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310], precept to Simon Corp and Peter de
Blakeneye, Sheriffs, to take into the City's hand all lands and
tenements formerly belonging to Peter Adryan, deceased, and
to certify their value. Return made that they seized the said
lands, &c., which were of the yearly value of £18 13s. 8d. Thereupon it was considered that Luke de Haverynge, the
Chamberlain, should be guardian of the property as well as of
Thomas, son and heir of the said Peter. Afterwards precept
was issued to the Sheriffs to inquire and report as to the names
of the tenants of the property and other particulars. (fn. 2)
Folio cxi b.
Ten' que fuerunt Hug' Baudry et Agn' ux' is eius capt' in manum civitatis.
Precept to the same Sheriffs to take into the City's hand the
lands and tenements of Hugh Baudry and Agnes his wife and to
certify their value. On Wednesday after the Feast of St. Andrew [30 Nov.], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310], the Sheriffs returned
the annual value of the property to be 64s. Further precept as
to names of tenants, &c. On Wednesday the Feast of St. Hillary
[13 Jan.] the Sheriffs returned that they had made inquiry by
oath of good men, viz., Walter le Mouner, William de Finchingfeld, John Smart, William Smith (Faber), John de Stratford,
John de Hamme, Nicholas Turgys, Adam Hunteman, Simon
Turgys, Gilbert le Hurer, John de St. Saviour, and Hamo Ballard, who say that Peter le Blount, who married the above
Agnes after the decease of the aforesaid Hugh, inhabits the
house formerly inhabited by the said Hugh and Agnes in the
parish of All Hallows de Berkyngcherche; that the executors
of Matilda de Caumpes (or Kaumpes) hold a parcel of land in
the same parish which the said Matilda and Richard de Kaumpes
her husband had by demise of the above Agnes; that the above
Hugh had shops at the corner of "Sporieslane," in the said
parish; and that Roger de Romeseye holds a wharf and cellars
in the neighbourhood......
Capcio tene mentor' que fuerunt Ade fil' Joh' de Storteford in manum civitatis.
Wednesday after the Feast of St. Andrew [30 Nov.], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310], the above Sheriffs took into the City's
hand the lands and tenements formerly belonging to Adam, son
of John de Storteford, of the yearly value of £6 8s. Afterwards
precept issued for inquiry as to tenants, &c.
Bond by Gregory de Moyne in the sum of 8 marks in favour
of Matilda de Rothyng. Dated 8 Dec., 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310].
The fee (feodum) pardoned by the Mayor at the instance of
John de Shaddeworth, clerk.
Wednesday the eve of the Ascension [20 May], 4 Edward II.
[A. D. 1311], the said Matilda acknowledged satisfaction of the
debt, and therefore the recognizance is cancelled.
Finis Godefridi de Loveyne pro trans' facta contra consuet' civitatis.
Godfrey de Loveyne attached at the suit of Robert le Pipere,
William Bernard, and other dyers of London, for that whereas
it had been ordained in the City of London that no one should
send their undyed cloths (pannos crudos) to mills outside the City
to be fulled, (fn. 3) the aforesaid Godfrey had sent three cloths outside the City to be fulled at mills, contrary to the said custom,
&c. And the said Godfrey came here on Thursday before the
Feast of St. Thomas, Ap. [21 Dec.], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310],
and confessed himself guilty. Thereupon it was adjudged that
he should incur the penalty provided in the black paper of the
Fullers, viz., 20s., because of his first conviction, and the Mayor
remitted 10s. And a day was given for payment of the money,
viz., Monday next, by surety of Walter de Chesewyk and Walter
And the said Godfrey de Loveyne and John de Lesnes, dyers,
were sworn to diligently inquire touching all those dyers, fullers,
and weavers who send or take undyed cloths outside the City to
be fulled at mills, the said cloths being delivered to them to be
fulled under foot (sub pedibus), and those whom they shall find
guilty of so doing to attach and cause the cloths forthwith to be
seized, and present them before the Mayor and Aldermen in
the Chamber of the Guildhall. (fn. 4)
Saturday before the Feast of St. Thomas, Ap. [21 Dec.],
4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310], the names of Turners sworn not to
make false measures, such as "chopynes," "gylles," &c., in
future. (fn. 5)
Concordia inter R de Glouc'et Rog'm de Evre.
Terms of settlement of a quarrel between Richard de
Gloucestre, Alderman, and Roger de Evre, ironmonger, agreed
to before the Mayor and Aldermen in December, 4 Edward II.
[A. D. 1310]. (fn. 6)
Folio cxii b.
Transcript' br'is d' ni Regis pro facienda proclamacione ne victualia ducant' v' partes Scocie.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs of London to cause proclamation to be made against the exportation of victuals,
horses, and arms in aid of the King's enemies in Scotland
Dated at Berwick on Tweed, 22 Nov., 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310].
Thereupon proclamation was made throughout the City
according to the terms of the above writ on Monday after
Christmas Day, 4 Edward II.
Writ to the Mayor, Sheriffs, and whole Commonalty of the
City of London for the appointment of four of the more discreet
and trusty men of the City to see that the King's orders
against sending aid to Scotland are obeyed Dated Berwick
on Tweed, 9 Dec., 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310]. (fn. 7)
Be it remembered that on Wednesday next after Christmas,
4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310], the under-written were elected and
sworn to keep the gates and ports of the City against the
exportation of victuals, &c., to Scotland, except for the use of
some English magnate in the King's army.
The Port of Billinggesgate :-John de Romeneye, Thomas
Cros, John de Mockyng, John atte Barre.
Queenhithe :-John de Brynkele, Walter le Hethereve, Robert
Neugate :-Adam Braz, William le Coteler, Geoffry de
Jarnemuth, Walter atte Bellehous, Walter de Cicestre, Gerard
Creplegate :-Robert de Gravele, serjeant, Alan Sprot, Robert
le Chaundeler, junior, John le Pestour.
Bridge :-John de Wymondham, Ancelyn le Furbour, Robert
Ludegate :-John de Paris, corder, Richard le Arblaster,
Roger de Bristoll.
Alegate :-Richard the Bedell, William le Clerc, potter, John
Aldresgate :-Peter de Hungrie, Nigel le Avener.
Bisshopesgate :-Walter de Bedefonte, John le Mareschal,
John le Little.
Breve Reg' pro proclamacione facienda de stapla de Aunvers.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs of London for proclamation
to be made that merchants of the realm shall hold a staple at
Antwerp as formerly accustomed, and not withdraw themselves
and cause others to withdraw from the town, as they had recently
done (provided they do not transport victuals otherwise than to
the King in Scotland, contrary to the proclamation thereon
made), inasmuch as the Duke of Brabant had promised to
treat such merchants with courtesy and kindness. Dated Berwick on Tweed, 18 Dec., 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310].
Thereupon proclamation was made throughout the City on
Wednesday the Feast of the Epiphany [6 Jan.], 4 Edward II.
[A. D. 1310-11].
Folio cxiii b.
Writs to the Mayor and Sheriffs of London temp Richer de Refham,
Mayor, anno 4, for keeping the assize of bread, ale, wines, and
other things in the City, and for punishing transgressors.
Proassisa panis et cervisie.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs for the punishment of those
who fail in future to keep the assize of bread and ale. Dated
Berwick on Tweed, 6 Dec., 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310].
De Tabernar' vinorum.
Writ to the same, that they visit all the taverns in the City,
test the wines sold, and destroy all wines found to be bad.
Writ to the same for a diligent search to be made for all
vagrants in the City and for their due punishment. Same
Writ to the same for the punishment of dilapidators of the
City wall, gates, and posterns. Same date. (fn. 8)
[Here follows a portion of a writ to the same for the suppression of houses of ill fame in the City, &c., entered in full
infra, fo. cxvi.]
Deliberacio Rog'ile graunt baibier impri sonati per statitum.
Record of attachment of Roger le Graunt "barbier," at the
suit of Thomas Beauflour, for a debt of £22, and of its discharge
by the hand of Nicholas Crane, butcher, with costs, &c.
William de Croton de co Suffolk condemned to the pillory
for pretending to be a serjeant of the Sheriffs of London and
arresting the carts of Richolda de Stratford and Mabel de
Stratford, bakeresses, on their way to the City with bread for
sale. (fn. 9)
Folio cxiv b.
Petitio pistorum pro novo assayo faciendo.
Tuesday the eve of the Epiphany [6 Jan.], 4 Edward II.
[A. D. 1310-11], on the petition of the white-bakers of London,
forasmuch as the assay of bread made after the Feast of
St. Michael last past, temp. T[homas] Romayn, Mayor, was
too severe upon them to keep and maintain, because the bread
of the said assay was badly baked, as the said bakers say, so
that if they were to keep and maintain that assay they would
be unable to exercise and follow their trade: it was agreed and
ordained by Richer de Refham, the Mayor, Nicholas de Farendone, Thomas Romayn, John de Wengrave, William de Leyre,
William de Coumbemartyn, John de "Gysorce," Henry de Durham, William Trente, John de Lincoln, Richard de Wyrhale,
and Nicholas Picot, Aldermen, and Simon Corp, Sheriff, that the
said bakers should deliver to the Chamberlain a sum of money
wherewith to buy corn and for other expenses attaching to the
making of a new assay. And the said bakers agreed, &c.
Invaaracio Joh de Wynton'.
The same day John de Wynchestre, cordwainer, gave pledge
of a cask of wine to Richer de Refham, the Mayor, not to use
abusive language in court. (fn. 10)
The same day the following Aldermen were assigned to
audit the account of divers collectors in the several wards for
the tallage made for presents and expenses at the coronation of
the lord the King and to admit men to the freedom of the
City, &c., viz., Nicholas de Farndone, Henry de Durham, William
de Leire, and Simon de Paris.
Electi ad au diend' comp Ric'i Potrel, Camerar'.
Tuesday before the Feast of St. Edmund, King and Martyr
[20 Nov.], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310], six good men of the City
were elected in the presence of the whole Commonalty to audit
the account of Richard Potrel, the Chamberlain, for the time
when he served as Chamberlain, viz., Nicholas Picot, William
de Leire, Aldermen, Roger le Palmere, John de Cantebrige,
William Bidik, and John de Paris, commoners. And it was
agreed by the Mayor, Aldermen, and the whole Commonalty
that all arrears of tallages in the City should be levied to pay
the City's debts, &c.
Elecciocus todum muragii tocius civitatis a° iiij to.
Tuesday before the Feast of St. Edmund, King and Martyr [20 Nov.], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310], Roger Hosebonde and John
Dode, ironmongers, were elected by the Mayor and Aldermen
and good men of the whole Commonalty to receive all the money
issuing from the murage of the whole City, and made oath that
they would expend the same well and faithfully on the repair
and mending of the City's walls, and render good and lawful
account of the same where and when requested by the Mayor
and Aldermen, &c.
Goscelin, the Serjeant (serviens) of London, received the
murage of St. Laurence Lane, Sopereslane, Ismongerelane, and
the Tanners' Seld, (fn. 11) and of Alegate, Bisshopesgate, Creplegate,
and Aldresgate, from the 1st day of June, anno 4 Edward II, up
to the end of the year following, for £30, paying each month
50s. more or less, &c. Afterwards, at the end of the year, he
surrendered the murage, and it was given to Henry de St. Osyth,
as appears infra.
The same Goscelin le Sergeaunt received the murage issuing
from corn on the Pavement (fn. 12) and from Holebourne Bridge and
the Bar of Smethefeud and Wolcherchawe for a like term for
22 marks by monthly payments, &c. At the end of the year he
surrendered the murage, and it was given to Henry de St. Osyth,
as appears infra.
The same Goscelin received the murage issuing from the
Frippery (de Pheliperia
(fn. 13) ), London, from 11 April, 4 Edward II.
[A. D. 1311], to the end of a year, for one mark.
Muragium de Smethefeud.
John le Little took the murage issuing out of Smethefeud for
a like term for £10, paying quarterly 50s.
At Christmas following Nicholas le Maderman took the
murage for £10
Muragium de Stratfora.
Roger Priour and Roger le Long took the murage of the
City of London issuing in the vill of Stratford atte Bowe, viz.,
for bread, poultry, cheese, and timber, from Saturday after
the Feast of St. John ante portam Latinam [6 May], 4 Ed
ward II. [A. D. 1311], to the end of a year, for £12, paying
Murag' dimis sum Henr' de Sancto Osytha.
The murage of St. Laurence Lane, Sopereslane, Ismongerelane, and the Tanners' Seld, and of Alegate, Bisshopesgate,
Creplegate, and Aldresgate, of the Pavement of London, of
Holebourne Bridge, the Bar of Smethfeud, and Wolcherchehawe, was granted to Henry de St. Osyth by Roger le Paumer
and Roger Hosebonde, the wardens of the murage appointed
by the Commonalty; to hold the same from the 1st June, 5 Edward II. [A. D. 1312], for one year for £50, by monthly payments
to the said wardens or to the Mayor and citizens And the said
Henry bound himself on oath to demand no more from any one
for his goods and merchandise than is allowed by the King's
commission granting murage to the City. His sureties, viz.,
William de Sutton, dyer, and Gilbert de Yhistelworth, dyer.
Tuesday before the Feast of St. Thomas, Ap. [21 Dec.],
6 Edward II. [A. D. 1312], came Richard Scot before the
Chamberlain and acknowledged himself bound to Roger Husebonde and Roger le Palmer, wardens of the murage, in the sum
of 16 marks for the murage of Smethefeud.
Folio cxv b.
Be it remembered that whereas a certain contention has lately
arisen between Goscelyn le Sergeant, collector of the murage of
Sopereslane and St. Laurence Lane, on the one part, and Thomas
Vernoun, collector of the murage of Billinggesgate, on the other
part, for that the said Thomas claims the right to receive murage
issuing from all merchandise bought by foreign merchants, who
are bound to pay murage, (fn. 14) within the limits of his bailiwick,
although the said merchants have carried the same outside his
bailiwick to their own hostels in Soperelane [or] St. Laurence
Lane to be tied up and trussed, &c. And the aforesaid Goscelyn
claims the said murage as belonging to him, for that the said
merchants carry and transport the said merchandise purchased
in parcels to their own hostels within his bailiwick to be tied up
and trussed, and there they ought to pay custom, because he
says that if they were to pay custom in the place where they
bought their merchandise they would have to obtain the collector's mark for each parcel of merchandise, and that would
be inconvenient, &c. He asks the consideration of the Mayor
and Aldermen thereon, &c. And the said Thomas likewise, &c.
Thereupon, by consideration of the Mayor and Aldermen, it was
adjudged that every merchant stranger should in future pay his
murage for his merchandise to the collector of the place where
he may be housed and shall have trussed his merchandise, &c.,
and not elsewhere, &c. And precept was issued both to the
said Thomas and Goscelyn that in future they take murage in
no other manner of merchandise leaving the City, &c.
Breve pro malefactoribus castigandis.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs for the suppression of houses
of ill fame, &c., in the City. Dated Berwick on Tweed, 30 Dec.,
4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310]. (fn. 15)
Denar' soluti Luce de Haveryng Camer' pro Henr' de Glouc.
Tuesday the eve of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 4 Edward II.
[A. D. 1310-11], came Henry de Gloucestre before Richer de
Refham, the Mayor, John de Wengrave, William de Leire,
John de Lincoln, John de "Gysorce," Richard de Wirhale, Simon
de Paris, Henry de Durham, and Simon Bolet, Aldermen, to
answer for divers arrears of tallages and other debts due to the
Chamber of the City, viz., 20s. arrears of 2,000 marks; 40s.
arrears of the fifteenth assessed anno 29 [Edward I.] (fn. 16) ; 8s. of
the Queen's Gold (aurum Regine (fn. 17) ) issuing from the same fifteenth;
32s. 4d. arrears of £1,000; and for his gown of scarlet which he
had of the livery of the Chamberlain for the King's coronation,
41s. 8d.; and for a cloak and tunic which he had for the use of
his servant at the same time, 16s. 8d.; and for his own cloak of
cloth of Luka at the same time, 7s. 6d.; and for his gown of red
cloth of Luka delivered to him at the same time, 25s. 4d. And
the said Henry says that he paid to divers collectors of the aforesaid tallages all the arrears aforesaid, and also that he paid
other debts for gowns, tunics, and cloaks aforesaid to the merchants from whom they were purchased, and this he was prepared to prove per quantum, &c. Thereupon it was agreed by
the Mayor and Aldermen aforesaid that inasmuch as the said
Henry had not produced acquittances for the said arrears and
debts, he should pay here in the Chamber the sum of £4 and be
quit, which sum he paid.
Acquietanc' domini H. ie Despens' facta per Baudet le Engleys de £.
Monday the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter [18 Jan. (fn. 18) ], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310-11], came Baudet le Engleis, valet of John
Hanekyn, merchant of St. Quintin, and acknowledged before
Richer de Refham, the Mayor, John de Wengrave, William de
Leire, Simon de Paris, and John de Lincoln, Aldermen, that he
had received on behalf of his said master from Sir Hugh le
Despenser, by the hand of Nicholas de Sodyngtone, the sum
of £100 in part payment of £180 due from the said Sir Hugh
to the said John for horses purchased of him; for which sum
of £100 the said Baudet acknowledged the said Sir Hugh to
Folio. cxvi b.
Scriptum convencionis int' Rog'm de Rokeste juniorem et Joh'em de Prestone cordar'.
Demise by Roger de Rokesle, junior, to John de Prestone,
corder, of an annual quitrent of 16s., which he (the grantor) used
to receive of Roger de Wyndesore, corder, for a shop situate in
the parish of All Hallows at the Hay in the Ropery (in corderia);
to enjoy the same for a term of seven years from Michaelmas,
anno 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310]. Dated Saturday the Feast of
St. Peter ad Vincula [1 August], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310].
The said John pays for enrolment 2s. 6d. The above deed
was acknowledged by the said Roger de Rokesle before Luke
de Haveryng, the Chamberlain, on Monday after the Feast of
St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310-11].
Afterwards, viz., on Monday before the Feast of St. Gregory
[12 March], 9 Edward II. [A. D. 1315-16], came John de Prestone
and demised his estate in the above rent to Walter Bullok.
Scriptum Rob'i Newcomen.
Demise by Henry, son of Hugh de Rokyngham, late goldsmith, to Robert Newcomen, seal-maker (sigillai'), of a shop in
Westchep, in the parish of St. Mary de Colcherche, opposite the
Conduit, and situate between the tenements of Richard de
Rokyngham and Richard de Beton'; to hold for a term of five
years. For enrolment 2s. 6d.
The above deed acknowledged by the said lessor before the
Chamberlain the same day as the foregoing.
Brevedirec um vic' pro Regede templarus.
Writ to the Sheriffs of London that they receive such Templars
as shall, by the King's orders, be delivered to them by the Constable of the Tower, and safeguard them in the King's prisons,
viz., in the four gates of London, in the houses formerly belonging to John de Banquell and the Friars of the Penance (fn. 19) (de penitentia), and other convenient places in the City or neighbourhood,
so that the Prelates and Inquisitors appointed to inquire into their
Order may deal with them according to the ecclesiastical law.
Dated at "Byger," (fn. 20) 6 Oct., 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310]. (fn. 21)
Carta R' con cessa Rog'o de Lynton'.
Writ of Privy Seal notifying that at the instance of John de
Warenne, Earl of Surrey, the King had granted to Roger de
Lyntone, citizen of London, exemption from juries and recognizances and from keeping any watches in the City . Dated at Berwick on Tweed, 26 Feb., 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310-11].
Nevertheless the said Roger agrees to keep watch when, &c.,
and this of his own free will.
Folio cxvii b.
Writ to the Mavor and Sheriffs for regulating the sale of
wines within the City. Witness, John de Sendale, the Treasurer.
Dated at Westminster, 15 Jan., 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310-11]. (fn. 22)
Scriptum Rog'i de Rameseye.
Defeasance of a grant by Roger de Rameseye to Alan de
Suttone, saddler, of an annual quitrent of £10 issuing from a
tenement in Langebournestrete situate near the tenements of
Walter de Rokesle and of Simon Fitz Robert, fishmonger, and
Agnes his wife (which grant was deposited for safe keeping in
the hands of William de Speresholte), provided that the said
Roger pay or cause to be paid to the said Alan the sum of
£110 before Midsummer, A. D. 1313. Dated 12 May, 5 Edward II.
[A. D. 1312].
[Fos cxviii b-cxxi blank.]