Folio i - ix
Afterwards, viz., on Wednesday the Feast of St. Botolph [17 June], 13 Edward II. [A.D. 1320], a certain John le Chaundeler was summoned at the Guildhall to answer for that he,
being the tenant of a certain small house outside Alegate,
adjoining the churchyard of St. Botolph, for which tenancy he
ought to clean the gate of Alegate within and without and
under the same, had not cleaned the gate. And the said John
says that he holds the house by demise of the Prior of Cristechirch, who is Alderman of the Ward of Alegate, (fn. 1) but he says that he well knows that the tenant of the said house is bound to
clean the said gate within and without and beneath it, and this
he was willing to do.
De pueris Joh'is de Halgeford.
Monday before the Feast of Ascension [24 May], 6 Edward II.
[A.D. 1313], came Nicholas de Halweford (or Halghford) before
Nicholas de Farendone, William de Leire, and Richard de
Gloucestre, Aldermen, and found pledges, viz., John de Wynchester, John de Lutegaresale, and William Edmund, to bring
to the next Husting the money received in respect of a tenement formerly belonging to John de Halghford and left by him
to be divided among his children, (fn. 2) viz., Walter, Simon, and
Richard. The said Nicholas came and satisfied the said sons
with their several portions.
Afterwards, viz., on Monday the Feast of St. Edmund, K.
[20 Nov.], 12 Edward II. [A.D. 1318], the above Nicholas came
to the Husting, and in the presence of John de Wengrave, the
Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, Robert de Keleseye, Simon Corp,
Anketin de Gysors, John de la Chaumbre, and others, paid to
Walter de Halgheford and Matilda his wife the sum of 10 marks
to the use of Margery and Matilda, daughters of the above John
de Halgheford, for which sum the said Walter and Matilda
undertook to receive the said daughters as apprentices, &c.
Cedula attached to folios. ii.
Afterwards, viz., on Tuesday after the Feast of SS. Simon
and Jude [28 Oct.], came Nicholas de Halgheford before Hamo
de Chigewell, the Mayor [A.D. 1319?], Robert de Swalclive,
Hamo Godchep, and other Aldermen [not named], and paid to
Walter de Halgheford and Matilda his wife 5 marks to the use
of Matilda, the elder daughter of John de Halgheford.
De co'i l'ra concessa J. Marcy cujus lib'tas primo fuit examinata.
19 July, 7 Edward II. [A.D. 1313], came John Marcy, son of
Nicholas le Barbier de Cornehill, before John de Gysorz, the
Mayor, and the rest of the Aldermen [not named], and complained that although he was a freeman of the City by birth, he
had had three sacks of his wool seized by the Mayor and
Bailiffs of Hereford. He demands a remedy, and that a letter
may be written on his behalf. Being asked if his father had
been a freeman, he answered in the affirmative, and was willing
to bring proof. A day is therefore given, &c. A jury find that
his father had been free. Therefore his freedom is allowed
and a letter ordered to be made out for him.
Folio. i b.
Preceptum factum J. le Mazelyner Cam'ar' ad vendend' vad'.
Tuesday after the Feast of St. Margaret [20 July], 7 Edward II. [A.D. 1313], precept to John le Mazelyner, the Chamberlain, by John de Gisors, the Mayor, Nicholas de Farendone,
John de Wengrave, Richard de Gloucestre, John de Wyndlesore,
William de Coumbemartyn, Anketin de Gisors, Nigel Druery,
William de Leire, John Lambyn, Simon Corp, Roger de Paris,
and Simon Bolet, Aldermen, for the sale of pledges taken for
arrears of the sum of £1,000 lent to the King, and still unredeemed, notwithstanding repeated warnings.
Br'e d'm R' directum Taxatoribus d'ni de Com' Oxon' ne assiderent cives London' int' eos ad tallagium.
Writ to William Merre, Adam de Shobenhauge, and Geoffrey
de Padenham, tallagers for the county of Oxford, forbidding
them to levy tallage on the goods of citizens of London in the
vill of Henleye. Dated at Wyndesore, 13 Feb., 6 Edward II.
[A.D. 1312-13]. (fn. 3)
Pro pueris Nich'i de Aka.
Saturday the eve of St. Katherine [25 Nov.], 7 Edward II.
[A.D. 1313], came William le Cirgier de Yvylane before Nicholas
de Farendone, the Mayor, Stephen de Abyndone and Henry de
Durham, Aldermen, and delivered to John Dode, the Chamberlain, the sum of 10 marks 7s. and 8d., which he owed to
Nicholas de Aka, called "othe Roke," deceased, for distribution
among Richard, Nicholas, and Isabella, children of the said
Nicholas. And be it remembered that the said Richard has
no mother living; but the said Nicholas and Isabella have a
mother named Helewysa de Attelburgh, to whom their share is
committed as next friend on her finding sureties, viz., Andrew
de Gloucestre, goldsmith, and Adam de Depedene, "corder" de
On the following Monday came Master Nicholas de Gore and
paid into the Chamber 12s. for a silver cup which belonged to
the said Nicholas de Aka.
Afterwards, viz., on Friday after the Feast of St. Michael
[29 Sept.], 8 Edward II. [A.D. 1314], at the instance of John de
Lincoln, surgeon, a sum of money was delivered to Andrew de
Gloucestre, goldsmith, to the use of the above Richard, until
he came of age, the said Andrew finding sureties, viz., Robert
de Gloucestre and John de Chibenherst, goldsmiths.
Br'e R' missum vic' London' pro Will'o Molendinar' et aliis inprisonatis apud Neugate ducend' usq' Roffam cor' Justic' Itinerant'.
Writ to the Sheriffs of London to bring up the bodies of
William Miller de Lambeherst, Thomas, son of John le Parker
de Otteford, and Roger de Stoke, son of John ate Nore, prisoners
in Neugate, before Hervey de Stantone and his fellow Justices
Itinerant in the county of Kent, to answer for divers felonies, &c.,
committed in the said county. Witness, W[illiam] de Ormesby, (fn. 4)
at Rochester, 25 [Nov.? (fn. 5) ], anno 7 Edward II. [A.D. 1313].
Return made with the assent of Nicholas de Farendone, the
Mayor, John de Wengrave, Henry de Durem, Simon Corp,
Simon de Paris, and Henry de Gloucestre, Aldermen, to the
above writ to the effect that William Miller de Lambherst had
been arrested by the Sheriff of London on suspicion of larceny, and that he forthwith turned approver (devenit probator)
before the Coroner, and appealed the above Thomas as well
as John de Wynchester and John Hokeday, who were thereupon arrested and committed to Neugate, there to remain
until the gaol delivery by the King's Justices, according to
the custom. (fn. 6)
Br'e R' ad capiend' Rob'm Tourk et ducend' cor' Justic' Itiner' apud Roffam.
Similar writ to bring up the body of Robert Tourk. Witness,
W[illiam] de Ormesby, at Rochester, the 20th Nov., 7 Edward II. [A.D. 1313].
Be it remembered that on Wednesday next after the Feast
of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 13 Edward II. [A.D. 1319-20], Simon
de Abyndone, Geoffrey de Hertpol, and Simon de Parys were
elected Aldermen by the men of the Wards whereof they are
now Aldermen, viz., Simon de Abyndone, who formerly was
Alderman of Tower Ward, was elected Alderman of the Ward
of Billyngesgate, because in that Ward he resides; Geoffrey
de Hertpol was elected Alderman of Candelwikstrate, and
Simon de Paris, Alderman of the Ward of Chepe. These were
sworn, the day and year aforesaid, to keep the customs of the
City according to their power, &c.
Afterwards, viz., on the following Friday, came good men of
the Ward of Tower aforesaid, and prayed the Mayor and
Aldermen that they might have again the aforesaid Simon de
Abyndone to remain Alderman of Tower Ward as before, and
it was granted to them, &c. The same Friday, Roger le Palmere
was elected and sworn Alderman of the Ward of Castle Baynard, &c. Afterwards, on Monday before the Feast of St.
Vincent [22 Jan.], the same year, Geoffrey de Hertpol, Alderman, was elected Recorder and sworn, receiving from the
Chamber yearly what is customary, &c.
Admissio Rob'i de Swalclyve in Recordatorem, etc.
Be it remembered that on Wednesday before the Feast of
St. Nicholas [6 Dec.], 14 Edward II. [A.D. 1320], Geoffrey de
Hertpol was removed from the office of Recorder; and afterwards, on Wednesday before the Feast of St. Lucia [13 Dec.],
the same year, Robert de Swalclyve was elected and admitted
Recorder in his place and sworn, &c.
Folio. ii b.
Tuesday after the Feast of Translation of St. Edward the King
[13 Oct.], 7 Edward II. [A.D. 1313], it was agreed by John de
Gysors, the Mayor, William de Leire, John de Lincoln, William
de Coumbemartyn, Roger de Frowik, Simon Corp, Henry de
Gloucestre, and Simon Bolet, Aldermen, that there should
be allowed to Luke de Haveryng, late Chamberlain, in his
account, the sum of £10 which he paid to Hugh de Waltham,
by order of Richer de Refham, the Mayor, for a suit which the
said Hugh prosecuted in the Exchequer anno 4 Edward II. for
getting the citizens relieved from certain exactions. It was
further agreed that the said Hugh should have £10 for a
similar suit prosecuted in the Exchequer anno 6 Edward II.,
touching the rent of a tenement in Milkstrete tenanted by Leo
the Jew, which formerly belonged to Martin de Virly, the
Norman. (fn. 7) It was further agreed to give the executors of
Nicholas Picot, late Chamberlain, an acquittance in full for
his term of office, on the testimony of Stephen de Abyndone,
William Bidik, and other auditors of his accounts. Afterwards,
on Monday the morrow of St. Martin [11 Nov.], the same
year, the aforesaid agreements were approved by John de
Wengrave, Simon de Paris, John Lambyn, Stephen de Abyndone, and Roger de Paris, Aldermen, who had been absent on
the previous occasion. Quere plus de hac materia in xiiij° folio
sequenti [fo. xvi b].
[Folios. iii, iii b blank.]
Peticro exhibita Maiori et Ald' per communitatem.
Friday before the Feast of St. Nicholas [6 Dec.], 6 Edward II.
[A.D. 1312], there came to the Guildhall John de Gysors, the
Mayor, many of the Aldermen [not named] and good men of
the Commonalty of every mistery (officio), to treat of certain
articles for the Commonalty, who submitted to the Mayor and
Aldermen the following grievances, and thereupon proposed
certain articles for the common weal, and desired that they
might thenceforth be straitly observed, viz.:-
First, that peace and concord be nourished and preserved
throughout the City by neighbourly unity (sub vicinali unitate).
Item, that forasmuch as many citizens, owing to their youth,
are not sufficiently instructed in the ancient laws, franchises, and
customs of the City, it is agreed that matters connected with the
duties of divers bailiffs, as well within the City as in the ports of
the same, and the statutes and ordinances regulating the various
trades and handicrafts, be duly enrolled in a register, and that once
or twice a year they be read in public assembly, and copies be
delivered to such as desire them. Also that every Alderman
attend more diligently to his duties, under penalty of loss of office.
Item, forasmuch as Sheriffs, Clerks, and Serjeants, by virtue
of their bailiwick, continue to commit extortions upon those
bringing victuals to the City, and are very remiss in doing
justice to those who make complaint before them, giving rise to
murmurings and great scandal in the City, it is agreed that the
Mayor and Aldermen shall diligently inquire into the matter
and provide a remedy.
Item, forasmuch as the City ought always to be governed by
the aid of men engaged in trade and handicrafts, and whereas
it was anciently accustomed that no stranger (persona extranea),
native or foreign (alienigena), whose position and character were
unknown, should be admitted to the freedom of the City until the
merchants and craftsmen whose business he wished to enter had
previously certified the Mayor and Aldermen of his condition
and trustworthiness, the whole Commonalty pray that such
observance may be strictly kept for the future as regards the
wholesale trades (grossiora officia) and handicrafts (operabilia). (fn. 8)
Item, complaint was made to the Mayor and Aldermen that
John Simeon, a draper and merchant stranger, had been
admitted to the freedom by favour of certain great men and
contrary to the will of the good men of the mistery. The
whole Commonalty pray that he may be ousted from the
freedom. And the said John came and willingly disclaimed
and surrendered to the Mayor the freedom so acquired.
The same was done touching Hugh Trippe, valet to the said
Folio. iv b.
De amissione libertatis Gerardi Dorgoil.
Proceedings against Gerard Dorgoil, vintner, for receiving
into his hostel (he being a public hosteler by virtue of his
enjoying the freedom of the City (fn. 9) ) the wines of merchant
strangers, to wit of Reymond de Busson and Andrew de Durem
and others, for the purpose of selling the same at a higher price
than that charged by the said merchants; also for selling the
said wines to strangers and others without the intervention of a
broker, and concealing the wine in a wharf, enclosed with a
paling, which formerly belonged to Alice la Molere; also for
selling wine after it had become unwholesome, and for removing it to the hostel of the Bishop of Winchester in Suthwerk and
elsewhere to avoid discovery by the scrutineers in their annual
search, and bringing it back after the search was over, &c.
The said Gerard pleads not guilty and is ready to defend by
his law, &c., but Robert de Keleseye and David de Cotesbrok,
who prosecute for the City, say that this cannot be allowed,
and demand judgment. A day given. Gerard puts himself on
the favour of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty, and
surrenders his freedom. Judgment given that he lose his
Cogn' Regin' de Thunderle.
Saturday after the Feast of St. John ante portam Latinam
[6 May], 6 Edward II. [A.D. 1313], came Reginald de Thunderle
before John de Gysors, Mayor, and the rest of the Aldermen,
and agreed that the sum of 70s. due from him for arrears of
tallages should be raised out of the rent of a tenement held
of him by Geoffrey ate Welle in the parish of St. Laurence
de Candelwikstrete. Afterwards it happened that the said
Reginald died before the money was paid, and the Sheriffs
were ordered to levy. Thereupon came the said Geoffrey and
declared that no distress could be made, inasmuch as Margery,
the late wife of the said Reginald, had entered on the tenement.
The said Margery came and claimed to be joint-feoffee with
her husband, but for the good of her husband's soul she consented to pay the amount due.
Pleas before Ralph de Hengham and his fellow-Justices of the Bench,
Easter Term, anno 33 Edward I. Roll cxlviii.
Processus int' Thom' de Newenham et Will'm le Brun.
Precept formerly sent to the Sheriffs of London to levy
certain sums on the lands and chattels of Thomas le Orfevre de
Newenham, for delivery of the same in the King's Court at
York to William Brun in the octave of St. Michael last for
damages in respect of a certain waste committed in a tenement
in Eye and Westbourne, (fn. 10) co. Middlesex, &c. The defendant
pleads a general release in writing, which the plaintiff declares
not to be his, and puts himself upon the witnesses named in the
writing, viz., John Whityng, Alexander de Reygate, Walter de
Bakhous, Nicholas Lovel, William Sterre, Henry Gates, Robert
de Aldenham, William le Brewere, and John Virli, and also
upon a jury. A day given for the said witnesses and a jury of
twelve to appear. Five of the witnesses (two of whom had
married daughters of the said Thomas) declare the writing to
be that of the said William, whilst the rest of the witnesses and
the jury deny it. Thereupon the five witnesses are examined
separately, and because their evidence seemed tainted, owing
to their family relationship with the said Thomas and for other
reasons, judgment was given in favour of the said William, and
the said Thomas is committed to Flete prison.
Afterwards, in the octave of the Purification B. M. [2 Feb.],
34 Edward I. [A.D. 1305-6], the said Thomas acknowledged
55 marks to the said William Brun "de la Hyde," (fn. 11) and the said
William gave a release.
Admissio Joh'is Vanne in libertatem civitatis.
Carta Joh'is Vanne.
Friday before the Feast of Annunciation [25 March], 6 Edward II. [A.D. 1312-13], John Vanne de Luka, merchant,
admitted to the freedom of the City by the assent of John de
Gysors, Mayor, John de Wengrave, Roger de Frowyk, William
de Coumbemartyn, Stephen de Abyndone, Henry de Gloucestre,
Richard de Willehale, Simon Bolet, Roger de Paris, and Nigel
Druri, Aldermen, and John Lambyn and Adam Ludekyn,
Sheriffs, in the presence of good men of each mistery (de quolibet
officio) assembled in the Guildhall. Thereupon the said John
Vanne was sworn to contribute to all the City's charges, &c.,
notwithstanding the charter of exemption granted to him and
to John and "Colluchius" Bellard (fn. 12) by the King at the request of
John of Brittany, Earl of Richmond, Hugh le Despenser, and
Robert Fitz Pain, the steward of his household; the said charter
being dated at Westminster, 3 March, anno 2 Edward II.
Concessio facta per Joh'em de Triple.
The same day John de Triple was admitted to the freedom on
the same conditions, notwithstanding the King's charter of exemption, dated at Westminster, 15 July, 4 Edward II. [A.D. 1310].
Folio. vi b.
Breve R' ad habend' corp' Joh'is le Despens' cor' Justic' apud Westm'.
Writ pluries to the Sheriffs of London to produce John le
Despenser before the Justices at Westminster in the octave of
St. John the Baptist [24 June], that he may render an account
of money received on behalf of John de Whatefeld. Witness,
W[illiam] de Bereford at Westminster, 22 May, 6 Edward II.
Return made to the effect that they could not obey the
writ, inasmuch as the said John le Despenser was in their
custody on another charge at the suit of James de Cassebaunk,
merchant, and they were bound to produce him before the
Mayor at the next Husting. Indemnity granted to the said
Sheriffs, viz., John Lambyn and Adam Ludekyn.
Breve R' pro arresto faci do sup' Flandr'.
Writ of Privy Seal to the Mayor and Sheriffs for the seizure
of all ships and goods of Flemings found in their bailiwick, and
for their detention until further orders. Dated at Pountoyse,
19 June, 6 Edward II. [A.D. 1313]. (fn. 13)
Adiornacio P'liamenti per breve.
Writ to the Sheriffs of London notifying the adjournment of
the Parliament at Westminster from the quinzaine of the
Nativity of St. John Bapt. [24 June] to Sunday after the Feast
of St. Matthew, Ap., next [21 Sept.], and enjoining them to see
that the City sends two representatives. Dated at Westminster,
26 July, 7 Edward II. [A.D. 1313].
Afterwards a certain commission was made, in which
Nicholas de Farendone, William de Leire, William Servat, and
Stephen de Abyndone, Aldermen, were assigned to the Parliament aforesaid.
[Folios. vii blank.]
Folio. vii b.
Custodia Roesie filie Will'i de Hanyngtone.
Tuesday after Clausum Pasche, 6 Edward II. [A.D. 1313],
came Johanna, late wife of William de Hanyngtone, before
John de Gisors, Mayor, and the rest of the Aldermen, and
found security for the guardianship of Roesia, daughter of the
said William, according to the terms of his will. (fn. 14) Sureties, viz.,
Robert Persone, skinner, Robert de Dodeford and Hervey de
Custod' Joh'is fil' Will'i de Hanyngtone.
Wednesday after the Translation of St. Edward, K. [13 Oct.],
7 Edward II. [A.D. 1313], came Laurence de Hanyngtone,
skinner, and found security for the goods left by the above
William de Hanyngtone to John his son, whose guardian he
had been appointed. And forasmuch as complaint had been
made to the Mayor and Aldermen that the said John had not
been decently maintained, the said Laurence was ordered to
provide him yearly whilst at school with a furred gown, a coat
of "Alemayne" with tunic (colobio) to match, four pairs of linen
cloths, sufficient shoes (calciaturam), and a decent bed, and every
week give him tenpence for his commons and hostage (pro communibus suis et hostilag'). Sureties for the said Laurence, viz.,
John de Cotom and William de Camerewelle, skinners.
Custod' Ric'i fil' Will'i de Hanyngt'.
Friday before the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.],
7 Edward II. [A.D. 1313], Peter de New Castle found security for
the guardianship of Richard, son of William de Hanyngtone, in
the presence of Henry de Gloucestre and Nigel Druri, Aldermen,
who had been deputed by the Mayor and Aldermen to go to
him, as he was too unwell to come to them. Sureties, viz.,
Robert [de] Knapwelle and Robert Ilger, skinners.
Afterwards, viz., on Monday after the Feast of St. Andrew
[30 Nov.], the same year, the said Peter found other sureties,
viz., Robert de Knapwelle and William Tovy, skinners, &c.
Breve d' ni Regis de Stapla lanariorum.
Letters patent directing that the sale of wool and woolfels,
instead of taking place as heretofore in divers places in Brabant,
Flanders, and Artois, shall take place in some town fixed upon
by the Mayor and Commonalty of the wool merchants. Dated
at Canterbury, 20 May, 6 Edward II. [A.D. 1313]. (fn. 15)
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs of London to similar effect
Folio. viii b.
Saturday before the Feast of St. Ambrose [4 April], 9 Edward II. [A.D. 1316], came John, son of William de Hanyngtone,
before Stephen de Abyndone, the Mayor, John de Gisors,
Nicholas de Farendone, John de Wengrave, William de Leire,
Robert de Keleseye, Richard de Gloucestre, Elyas de Suffolk,
and Hamo Godchep, Aldermen, and demanded his property
from Laurence de Hanyngtone, as he was of full age to receive
it according to the custom of the City. The said Laurence
came and rendered his account, paying over what was due to
the said John, who gave an acquittance witnessed by Stephen
de Abyndone, Mayor, Hamo Godchep and William de Bodele,
Sheriffs, Robert de Dodeford, Hervy de Buri, Hugh de Wircestre, Edmund Cosyn, William de Camerwell, Richard de
Hodesdone, baker, William Tovy, Robert de Knapwell, John
de Cotoun, Gilbert atte Hurst, and others [not named], and
dated 1 April, 9 Edward II.
Afterwards, viz., on Friday the eve of Christmas, 10 Edward II. [A.D. 1316], the said John came before John de Wengrave, Mayor, Robert de Kelesey and Roger de Paris, Aldermen, and John Dode, the Chamberlain, and demanded a distress
on the said Laurence for the sum of £8. Thereupon the said
Laurence came and paid the money and was acquitted. And
inasmuch as the said John appeared to the Mayor and Aldermen
to be of tender age, he was asked if he had any friend to whom
his money might be entrusted. Thereupon came Hervey de Beri,
who had married Johanna, the mother of the said John, and
acknowledged that he had received the property of the said
John in trust for him, &c.
Custodia Joh'is fil' Will'i ate Vigne.
Thursday after the Feast of H. Trinity [10 June], 6 Edward II. [A.D. 1313], the guardianship of John, the younger son of
William atte Vigne, was entrusted by the Mayor and Aldermen
to John atte Vigne the elder, his brother, together with the
sum of £9 sterling, a cup of silver with stand weighing 36s. 3d.,
and four silver spoons weighing 4s. 7d., which were given up
by Cecilia ate More and Richard de Wroteham, executors
of William ate Vigne. Sureties, viz., John le Fraunceis,
"joignour," and Richard de Wroteham, "bureller." Paid for
enrolment 2s. 6d. for the clerk's fee.
Afterwards, viz., on Monday before the Feast of St. Edmund
the King [20 Nov.], 8 Edward II. [A.D. 1314], the above John
ate Vigne, junior, came to the Husting and claimed his
property, as being of full age, and it was given to him, and his
brother John, senior, is quit.
Folio. ix b.
De trona civitat' emendata.
Thursday the eve of the Purification [2 Feb.], 6 Edward II.
[A.D. 1312-13], came John de Bureford, spicer, Simon de
Abyndone, draper, John de Codigntone [sic], Walter de
Chesewyk, John de Hamme, Richard de Hakeneye, and other
woolmen, to the Guildhall, before J[ohn] de Gysorz, Mayor,
John de Wengrave, William de Leire, Henry de Durham, John
de Wyndesore, William Servad, William de Combemartyn,
Anketin de Gisors, Stephen de Abyndone, and Roger de Paris,
Aldermen; and forasmuch as they had been given to understand
that the City Tron for weighing wool bought and sold was
defective, and that John Powell who had charge of it was
incapacitated for the office by reason of his eyesight, the said
John de Bureford and others aforenamed were sworn to prove
the said Tron and, if necessary, to amend it, and to choose
some trusty person to take charge of it. Thereupon a certain
Thomas le Aunseremakere (fn. 16) made assay of the Tron with the
weights at the Guildhall and found it true; and the woolmen
aforesaid elected William Diry weigher at the Tron in the place
of John Powel, the said William making oath to weigh justly,
and to take no more than the charges prescribed.
De Joh'e de Waldesshef commum Narratori[sic] civitatis.
Wednesday before the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March],
12 Edward II. [A.D. 1318-19], the freedom of the City and an
annuity of 100s. granted to John de Waldesshef by John de
Wengrave, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and good men from each
Ward, for his pains in the late Parliament at York and in divers
of the King's courts. And the said John came and pledged
himself to serve the City faithfully in the future.
De Gregorio de Northone communi Narratori [sic] civitatis.
Monday the morrow of St. Gregory [12 March], 12 Edward II. [A.D. 1318-19], Gregory de Nortone elected Common
Serjeant and Pleader of the City by the Mayor, Aldermen, and
Commonalty at 100s. a year.
De Joh'e de Burchon' [sic] co' i clerico.
In a Husting for Pleas of Land held on Monday after the
Feast of St. Edward, K. [5 Jan.], 13 Edward II. [A.D. 1319-20],
John de Burtone, clerk, elected and sworn clerk of the Chamber
of the Guildhall in the presence of John de Wengrave, Mayor,
R[obert] de Keles[eye], Richard de Gloucestre, John de la
Chaumbre, John Poyntel, and other Aldermen [not named],
Richard But, Matthew de Essex, William de Hakford, Walter
Gorst, and other commoners [not named].