Folios xli - l
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs that their next election be
made according to ancient custom by the Aldermen and other
of the more discreet and powerful citizens, and that proclamation be made that no one take part in such election unless
specially summoned. Dated at Westminster, 4 July, 8 Edward II. [A.D. 1315]. (fn. 1)
[Fos. xli b, xlii blank.]
Folio. xlii b.
Breve pro Milone "Hansom" contra Simonem Bolet.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs that they inquire whether
Miles "Hansum" de Gloucestre was a clerk (as he declares) and
not a merchant when he entered into a recognizance of debt
due to Simon Bolet, according to the form of the statute of
Acton Burnel, (fn. 2) which prescribed that recognizance should be
made only between merchant and merchant; and that they do
speedy justice therein. Dated at Walsyngham, 6 Oct., 9 Edward II. [A.D. 1315].
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to make proclamation that
no merchant sell canvas, linen cloth (lineam telam), napery, or
like cloth before it has been measured, according to custom
(prout moris est
(fn. 3) ), by John Pecok, senior, who had been
appointed by the King to the office of Alnager (fn. 4) of canvas,
linen cloth, napery of England and elsewhere, wadmell, (fn. 5)
Heydok, Mendeps, Kerseys, (fn. 6) says (fn. 7) of Louth, Worsted, Norwich, Ireland, and Causton, and all other says and scarlets,
and all kinds of cloth of Lincoln, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Kent,
"Stanford," Beverley, St. Osith, Devon, and Cornwall. Dated
at Lincoln, 30 Aug., 9 Edward II. [A.D. 1315].
Pursuant to the above writ, Stephen de Abyndone, the
Mayor, summoned good men of the misteries (officiis) of
drapers, mercers, corders, and others of the Commonalty on
Wednesday before the Feast of St. Edmund, K. [20 Nov.], and
caused the writ to be read to them, asking them if they agreed
that the aforesaid John ought to and could exercise that office
without prejudice to the City's liberty. To which they made
answer that it was never accustomed for any Alnager to
exercise his office in the City except as touching canvas, linen
cloth, and napery, and this when he was called at the will of
the vendor and purchaser in the event of a disagreement
between them as to measurement. In the case of other cloths,
however, it had never been the custom in the City for any
Alnager to meddle, &c., and they would not permit otherwise, &c.
(The same day there were elected good men of the City to
go to the Parliament at Lincoln at the Feast of St. Hillary
[13 Jan.], 9 Edward II. [A.D. 1315-16], viz., Robert de Keleseye, William Trente, John de la Chaumbre, Hamo de Chiggewelle, Matthew de Essex, Simon de Abyndone, and Roger le
Paumer. (fn. 8) )
Pursuant to the above writ, proclamation was made of
the appointment of the above John Pecok to the office of
Afterwards the said John brought another writ, recorded
infra, fo. xlvii.
Folio. xliii b.
Writ to the Mayor and Aldermen reciting the custom
of the City as to the probate and enrolment of wills in the
Husting, and bidding them grant full execution (and not
partial execution, as they had done) of the will of Edmund
Horn. (fn. 9) Dated at "Kynggisclyftone," (fn. 10) 2 Nov., 9 Edward II.
Return made to the effect that full execution of the will of
Edmund Horn had been done according to the law and custom
of the City; but they ought not to remove any process of
matters in the Husting of London before any Justices, except
the Justices sitting at St. Martin le Grand, to correct any error
in the Husting, and this according to the custom of the City
Breve R' pro d'no Joh'e de Weston milite.
Letters patent granting an annuity of 50 marks to John de
Weston, senior, the same to be paid out of the ferm of the City.
Dated at Westminster, 18 May, 12 Edward II. [A.D. 1319].
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs that they admit John
de Wengrave to act as Coroner in the place of Walter
Waldeshef, the King's Butler, to whom the office of Coroner
in the City appertains. Dated at Dittone, 2 Oct., 9 Edward II.
De pavatorib' juratis ad recte pavand'.
Friday before the Feast of SS. Perpetua and Felicitas
[7 March], 9 Edward II. [A.D. 1315-16], the masons of the City
appeared on summons before Stephen de Abyndone, the
Mayor, John de Gisors, Nicholas de Farendone, John de Wengrave, William de Leire, Robert de Keleseye, and John de
Lincoln, Aldermen, and were told to elect six paviours,
experienced and responsible men, to repair the pavement of
the streets of the City. Thereupon election was made by the
following masons, viz., Master Michael le Maceoun, Simon de
Pabenham, Adam le Marberer, Walter de Depenhale, Robert
Pavy, (fn. 11) Hugh de Tichemers, William le Hore, John Child, and
others [not named], who chose Richard de Felmersham, Richard
de Banneberi, William de Ledrede, John de Gudeford, John de
Okele, and William le Lung, paviours, and they came before
the Mayor and Aldermen and were sworn to keep the pavement
of the City in repair.
Afterwards, viz., on Tuesday after the Feast of St. Edmund,
K. [20 Nov.], 10 Edward II. [A.D. 1316], came Thomas de Chalgrave before John de Wengrave, the Mayor, and was admitted
a paviour, and sworn, &c.
Folio. xliv b.
Ordinance made before Stephen de Abyndone, the Mayor,
and the rest of the Aldermen, by Roger Hosebonde, Roger le
Palmere, Richard atte Holmes, John de Stebenhethe, Ralph de
Berkwey, Elyas de Berkewey, Robert le Huthereve, Walter
Nel, Roger de Suthcote, William de Cheyham, Thomas de
Crokesle, Robert Hod, Roger atte Vigne, Robert Heyne, John
Cosyn, [and] Richard de Shepertone, to the effect (inter alia) that
no man, denizen (prive) or stranger, bringing corn for sale by
land or water shall sell the same otherwise than at the four
places (fn. 12) assigned of old, under penalty of forfeiture of the same
to the King; that corn brought by water to Queenhithe by
strangers shall be publicly exposed for sale when the hour of
prime begins to be rung at St. Paul's under the survey of four
good men appointed and sworn to watch strangers coming and
selling and the purchase by denizens; that corn shall not be
bought and sold by sample, and no stranger shall sell to
stranger; and the same conditions shall be kept in the corn
markets of Billingsgate, Gracechurch, and the Pavement; that
no cornmonger, baker, brewer, or other person buy corn in
the City or on its way to the City to sell again under pain of
forfeiture; that no denizen associate himself with a strange
cornmonger nor avow his merchandise; that no denizen retailer
of corn stand on the Pavements (fn. 13) among foreign dealers, but
stand apart, and not deliver his corn by parcels or in gross
to a foreigner to sell under penalty of forfeiture. Also that no
denizen nor stranger let his house to a baker on a contract to
share the profits of the oven, nor shall a baker let his business
to another, whether denizen or stranger. And forasmuch as
many denizens and strangers have heretofore delivered money
to cornmongers and others frequenting markets in the country
(uppelaund) for the purchase of corn, granting them a commission of 2d. or 3d. on every quarter bought, to the enhancement of the price of corn near London, such practice is
[Folios. xlv blank.]
Folio. xlv b.
Monday before the Feast of St. Thomas [21 Dec.], 9 Edward II. [A.D. 1315], the guardianship of William, son of Henry
de Coventre, cordwainer, aged six years, John, another son,
aged two, and of Johanna, daughter of the same, aged seven,
was entrusted to John de Whight and Isabella his wife, relict of
the said Henry and mother of the said children, by Stephen de
Abyndone, the Mayor, John de Gisors, John de Wengrave, and
Robert de Keleseye, Aldermen, together with certain sums of
money received from William de Combe and John de Bechesworth, executors of the aforesaid Henry. Sureties, viz., Thomas
de Wight, taverner, and Walter, son of Richard Gladewyn,
(Afterwards, viz., at the Court of Pleas of Land held in the
Husting on Monday before the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March],
2 Edward III. [A.D. 1327-8], the above William, son of Henry
de Coventre, was adjudged by the Mayor and Aldermen to be
of sufficient age to receive his property, which was delivered
to him by the above Walter, son of Richard Gladewyne.)
Quartum breve pro Will'o de Burg' et Margeria uxore ejus.
Another writ to the Mayor and Aldermen on behalf of
William de Burgh and Margery his wife, characterizing the
City's return to the last writ (fn. 14) demanding full execution of the
will of Edmund Horn as frivolous and insufficient, and prejudicial to the royal dignity. They are to make a further
return and appear in person before the King in the octave of
St. Hillary. Witness, R[oger] le Brabanzon, at Westminster,
6 Dec., 9 Edward II. [A.D. 1315].
The above writ was returned, "it had come too late," with
the common consent of the Mayor and Aldermen, &c. And the
return was delivered to John de Camera, Alderman, who had
been sent to the Parliament at Lincoln, &c.
Folio. xlvi b.
Breve R' ad venire faciend' quosdam cives apud Parliam t' Linc' pro stapula lanarum.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs for two or three discreet
merchants to attend the Parliament to be held at Lincoln (fn. 15) on
the quinzaine of St. Hillary for the purpose of considering the
advisability of establishing a wool staple at Calais, as desired
by the King of France. Dated at Doncastre, 16 Dec., 9 Edward II. [A.D. 1315].
Pursuant to the above writ, the Mayor summoned the Commonalty and caused it to be read before the good men of the
City, and they elected William de Coumbemartyn, John de
Burford, Ralph de Walcote, William de Flete, and Simon de
Abyndone. (fn. 16)
Writ to the Sheriffs for the election of two of the more
discreet and laborious (ad laborandum potencioribus) citizens to
represent the City at the Parliament at Lincoln. Dated at
Impyngtone, (fn. 17) 16 Oct., 9 Edward II. [A.D. 1315]. (fn. 18)
Another writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs touching the appointment of John Pecok, senior, to the office of Alnager of canvas,
cloth, &c., and bidding them make proclamation that no one
presume to sell cloth, &c., before it has been measured by the
said John or his attorney. Dated at "Kynggesclipestone," (fn. 19)
26 Dec., 9 Edward II. [A.D. 1315].
By reason of the above writ, Stephen de Abyndone, the
Mayor, caused all the Aldermen and good men of the City to
assemble on Thursday after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.],
and, having read the writ to them, took counsel as to what
should be done, because this writ differed from the former writ
on the same subject, inasmuch as in the former writ words were
inserted to the effect that the said John should execute the
aforesaid office as hitherto accustomed and prout moris est, (fn. 20) which
words do not appear in the present writ, which seemed therefore
to be altogether prejudicial to the liberties of the City. Thereupon it was agreed that for the present the Mayor and certain
Aldermen and citizens should go to the Chancellor and Treasurer
at Westminster and beg a postponement of the proclamation
until the Parliament should meet at Lincoln on the quinzaine of
St. Hillary [13 Jan.]. This the Chancellor and Treasurer
refused, and peremptorily ordered proclamation to be made on
a certain day. After further consultation between the Mayor,
Aldermen, and citizens it was decided that the proclamation
should not be made according to the terms of the writ, but, lest
the Mayor and Sheriffs should be guilty of contempt, it was
agreed that the Mayor and Aldermen should go again to the
King's Council and ask for a respite until Parliament should
have met, &c. This was accordingly done, and the desired
respite was allowed.
Afterwards, viz., on Tuesday before the Annunciation B. M.
[25 March], 9 Edward II. [A.D. 1315-16], an assembly of the
Commonalty was held, there being present Stephen de Abyndone, the Mayor, Nicholas de Farendone, John de Gisors,
William de Leire, William Trente, Richard de Gloucestre, Roger
de Paris, Hamo Godchep, John Lambyn, Roger de Frowyk,
Robert de Keleseye, John de la Chaumbre, and Henry de
Gloucestre, Aldermen, when it was agreed to endeavour to
obtain a confirmation from the King's Council of the charters
of the City's liberties, as well as of certain articles which are of
the City's ancient right, but which had been set aside by certain
Justices. (fn. 21)
And be it known that the Mayor and Aldermen went before
the Earl of Lancaster, Sir Walter de Norwich, the Treasurer,
Sir John de Sendale, the Chancellor, and other magnates of
the King's Council sitting at St. Paul's, and offered the lord the
King the sum of 500 marks for a confirmation of their liberties,
and £500 for a renewal of the said articles to be set out in a
Folio. xlvii b.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs issued by John Walewayn,
the King's escheator this side the Trent, bidding them to summon eighteen good and true men of the Ward of Nicholas de
Farendone Without, to meet him at the church of St. Bride,
near Flete Bridge, on Sunday after the Feast of St. Hillary
[13 Jan.], to inquire on oath as to the lands and tenements
which belonged to Edward Burnel at the time of his decease,
and as to other matters touching his office of escheator, according to the terms of the King's writ therein directed to him.
Dated at Westminster, Friday after the Feast of St. Hillary
[13 Jan.], 9 Edward II. [A.D. 1315-16].
Friday before the Feast of Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.],
9 Edward II. [A.D. 1315-16], John le White de Lubyk, merchant, attached to answer before Stephen de Abyndone, the
Mayor, and Hamo Godchep and William de Bodele, the Sheriffs,
a charge of having bought goods seized at sea and carried them
to Scotland to the King's enemies and elsewhere, and of having
substituted his own mark for the marks of the true owners on
the said goods, so that they could not be claimed. The said
John pleaded not guilty, and put himself on the country. A jury
summoned and day named, the said John being mainprised by
Robert Parson and John le Lung. The jurors, viz., Robert de
Dodeford, John Cocoun (Cotoun?), Elyas de Warewyk, Elias
de Thorp, John de Prestone, John de Langele, Reginald de
Ailesbury, Alexander Pyk, Adam Ludekyn, John de Romeneye,
John de Hadham, and Robert de Alegate, find him not guilty.
Wednesday after the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul
[25 Jan.], 9 Edward II. [1315-16], the guardianship of William,
Thomas, and Margery, children of William atte Vigne (fn. 22) and
Isabella his wife, entrusted to the said Isabella and John atte
Ponde, her then husband, they giving the customary security
and exonerating Thomas Prentiz and Simon de Canterbury,
executors of the aforesaid William atte Vigne.
Afterwards, viz., on Friday before the Purification B. M.
[2 Feb.], came the above Thomas Prentiz and delivered to the
said John and Isabella the sum of £30 to the use of Thomas and
Margery. Sureties for the said John and Isabella, viz., Robert
le Treyere and Wymond Brother.
Folio. xlviii b.
Recogn' facta Rogero le Palmere.
Tuesday after the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 9 Edward II. [A.D. 1315-16], recognizance by Agnes de Braghing,
executrix of James, son of Fulk de St. Edmund, late Sheriff of
London, of a debt of £16 due to Roger le Palmere, senior, on
account of the joint-shrievalty of the said Roger and James. (fn. 23)
Thereupon the said Roger and Agnes and the executors of
the aforesaid James agreed to take no further action on the
part of the said shrievalty, except as regards certain particulars
Afterwards, viz., on Friday before Christmas, anno 10 Edward II. [A.D. 1316], the said Agnes came and paid the said
Roger the sum of £8.
Litera R' missa pro Elia de Beyville pro parva trona habenda.
Writ of Privy Seal to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Sheriffs,
desiring them to give the office of the Small Beam (petite Trone
(fn. 24) )
to "Elys," son of Edmund de Beyville, for life. Dated at Clipestone, 28 Feb., 9 Edward II. [A.D. 1315-16].
Reply to the effect that the said office appertained to the
ferm of the City, and that, according to the custom of the City,
no one could be appointed to execute it unless he could give his
personal attention to its duties, and was a man of some experience, and was, moreover, elected by the Commonalty and sworn
to weigh truly between merchant and merchant whenever
required. They pray, therefore, that the King will not take it
ill that they had not carried out his wishes. Dated 20 March,
9 Edward II. [A.D. 1315-16].
Custodia pueror' Galfridi Hurel.
Saturday after the Feast of St. Matthias [24 Feb.], 9 Edward II. [A.D. 1315-16], the guardianship of John and Cristiana,
children of Geoffrey Hurel, (fn. 25) entrusted to Johanna, relict of the
said Geoffrey, by Stephen de Abyndone, the Mayor, John de
Wengrave, William de Leire, Richard de Gloucestre, Robert
de Keleseye, Simon Corp, Elyas de Suffolk, and Roger de
Paris, Aldermen, she answering for the property of the said
children, subject to deductions as decreed by the Dean of the
church of St. Mary le Bow (fn. 26) (de Arcubus), owing to the estate of
the testator being insufficient to pay legacies in full. Among
the property so to be accounted for are rents of a tenement and
wharf situate in the parish of St. Dunstan towards the Tower,
left by the testator jointly to the aforesaid Johanna and to John
and Adam his sons. Sureties, viz., Adam Ludekyn, John de
Romeneye, John de Mockyng, senior, and Ralph le Taverner
Folio. xlix b.
The guardianship of Agnes, daughter of John Laurence,
entrusted to John Thedmar and Amy his wife, aunt of the said
Agnes, to whom the property of the said Agnes could not come
by hereditary descent. Sureties, viz., Stephen de Prestone,
Jordan de Langgele, Robert le Treyere, and John Cros.
Manucapc' Rob'ti de Baldok pro liberis Joh's le Lorimer.
Saturday after the Feast of St. Margaret [20 July], 13 Edward II. [A.D. 1319], the guardianship of Isabella and Johanna,
daughters of John le Lorymer, entrusted to Robert de Baldok,
carpenter, and Margery his wife, relict of the said John and
mother of the said children, by John de Wengrave, the Mayor,
N[icholas] de Farndone, J[ohn] de Gisorz, J[ohn] de la
Chambre, H[amo] de Chiggewelle, W[illiam] de Leire, Aldermen, and the Commonalty. Sureties, viz., Gerard le Barbier de
Holeburne and William le Cordewaner de Holeburne.
Breve de cessacione prisarum de Religiosis.
Writ to the Sheriffs of London to cause proclamation to be
made in the City against demanding prisage and purveyance of
ecclesiastics under penalty prescribed by the Statute of Westminster (anno 3 Edward I.), (fn. 27) and for the strict observance of
the Ordinance on the subject lately made. (fn. 28) Dated at Westminster, 10 April, 9 Edward II. [A.D. 1316]. (fn. 29)
Folio. l b.
Writ to the Mayor, Sheriffs, and the rest of the citizens of
London to the effect that whereas a grant had been made to
them of certain customs to be levied on merchandise coming to
the City for one whole year from the Feast of the Annunciation
last past to aid them in enclosing the gate and gaol of Newegate and repairing and maintaining the said gaol, the King
extends the term for levying such customs to another year from
the expiration of the said term on condition that, out of the proceeds, they cause to be completed the wall of the City between
the river Flete and the house of the Preaching Friars as far
as the Thames, (fn. 30) together with a new turret adjoining the wall
begun and not completed, and further, that they cease to exact
pontage on goods passing over or under London Bridge recently
granted to them by the King's father. After the expiration of
this second year the customs aforesaid are to cease. Dated at
Westminster, 28 May, 8 Edward II. [A.D. 1315].
Schedule of murage chargeable on divers goods. (fn. 31)
For every wey (peisa) of cheese, unguent, tallow, and butter,
1d.; for a wey of lead, ¼d.; for a hundred (centena) of wax, 2d.;
for a hundred of almonds and rice, 1d.; for a hundred of grain
(fn. 32) ), 12d.; for a hundred of pepper, ginger, cetewale, (fn. 33)
cinnamon (kanell'), frankincense, brasil, quicksilver, vermilion,
and verdigris (viridis greci), 2d.; for every hundred of cummin,
alum (aluminis), sugar, licorice, aniseed (anic'), turpentine
(fn. 34) ), pione (pion' (fn. 35) ), gold pigment (auripigmenti), 1d.;
for a hundred of sulphur, argoile (arguell' (fn. 36) ), gall (?) (atramenti), resin, copperas (coperos'), and reed (?) (calami), ¼d.;
for a large "frail" (fraello) of figs and raisins, ½d.; and
for a small one, ¼d.; for a pound of clove (gariophili),
nuts, muscatels (musc'), mace, cubebs, saffron, and silk, ¼d.;
for a bushel of gingerbread (gingiberati
(fn. 37) ), 1d.; for a hundred
of copper, brass, tin, ½d.; for a hundred of glass, ¼d.; for
a thousand (miller' (fn. 38) ) of best grey work (grisei operis
(fn. 39) ), 12d.;
for a thousand of red work (ruffi operis), 6d.; for a thousand of
Rosekyn, (fn. 40) 4d.; for a hundred of coney-skins (cuniculorum), ½d.; for
a timber (timbra
(fn. 41) ) of fox-skins, ½d.; for a timber of cat-skins, ½d.;
for a dozen genette skins (pellium genettorum), ½d.; for a hundred
of sheep's woolfels, 1d.; for a hundred lamb and goat skins,
½d.; for a dozen of leather, 1d.; for a dozen of bazen (fn. 42) (basani),
½d.; for a quarter of woad (weyde), ½d.; for a cask of honey, 6d.;
for a cask of wine, 2d.; for a cask of beer for exportation, 1d.;
for a sieve of salt, 1d.; for every measure (mola
(fn. 43) ) at the mill, 2d.;
for a dozen (tramis?) of handmills (manumolarum), 1d.;
for every mill ad fabrum, ¼d.; for a cask of ashes (cinerum)
and fish (piscis
(fn. 44) ), ½d.; for a hundred of board and oak (borde
et quercu) imported from foreign parts, ½d.; for a hundred of
board and fir-pole (?) (borde et sape) imported from foreign parts,
2d.; for 20 sheaves of steel (fn. 45) (garbis asceri), ½d.; for every
hundred of poumandemer, (fn. 46) 1d.; for every horse-load of serges,
woollen cloth (staminis), grey cloth, and linen cloth, 1d.; for 100
ells of canvas imported from foreign parts, 1d.; for a dozen
(fn. 47) ), ½d.; for every cloth of silk or gold, ½d.;
for every samite (samito) and cloth worked with gold, 2d.; for a
dozen of fustian, 1d.; for every refined cendal (sindell' afforciato),
¼d., and for two other cendals, ¼d.; for every pound (?) (pondere)
of woven cloth (tele) imported from foreign parts, 6d.; for every
hundred weight (centena ponderis) of baterie, (fn. 48) viz., bacins, dishes,
pots and posnets (pocinorum), 1d.; for every cloth of Flanders
dyed and refined (afforciato), 2d.; for every estauford
(fn. 49) from the
same parts, 1d.; for a dozen of hose from the same parts, ½d.;
for a hood (caperacio), 1d.; for every borel (fn. 50) (burello) from
Normandy or elsewhere, ½d.; for every dozen of black and
white monk's cloth (panni monachal'), ½d.; for every bale (trussello) of cloth coming to London for exportation, 18d.; for every
English cloth dyed and russet, except of scarlet, coming to
London to be sold, 2d.; for every scarlet cloth, 6d.; for every
summer cloth (panno estivali) coming from Staunford or Norhamptone or elsewhere in England to be sold in London, 1d.;
for a dozen of blankets (chalonum), 1d.; for every pound (pondere)
of other merchandise coming to London not mentioned above,
4d.; for a shipload (navata) of sea-coal, 6d.; for a shipload of
turf, 2d.; for a scout (fn. 51) (scutata) of underwood, 2d.: for a
batel (batella) of underwood, 1d.; for a scout (scutata) of
hay, 2d.; for a quarter of corn coming to London by land or
water for sale, ¼d.; for two quarters of wheat, barley, mesline (fn. 52)
(mixtilionis), pease, and beans, ¼d.; for four seams (summis
(fn. 53) ) of
oats, ¼d.; for two quarters of grout (grutti) and malt, ¼d.; for
every horse for sale of the value of 40s. or more, 1d., and for
a horse of less value, ½d.; for every ox and cow, ½d.; for six pigs,
½d.; for ten sheep, ½d.; for five porkers (baconibus) for sale, ½d.;
for ten gammons of bacon (pernis), ½d.; for every burel (burello)
manufactured in London leaving the City, 1d.; for every cart
laden with fish coming to London, 1d.; for the hull of every big
ship freighted with merchandise to be sold in London, except
the above, 2d., and for a smaller vessel; 1d.; for every batel
freighted, ½d.; for a dozen of salted salmon, 1d.; for twenty-five
(fn. 54) ), ½d.; for a hundred salted haddock, ½d.; for a
thousand of herring, ¼d.; for a dozen salted lampreys, 1d.; for
a thousand of salted eels, ½d.; for a hundred (centena) of coarse
(grassi) fish, 1d.; for a hundred (centum) of salted mackerel.
¼d.; for a hundred sturgeon (piscis sturgionis), 2d.; for a hundred
of "stokfissh," ¼d.; for a load of sand-eels (fn. 55) (ceparum), ¼d.; for
a load of garlick (allei), ¼d.; for all merchandise not here named
of the value of 20s., 1d.
Another writ to the Mayor and Aldermen to the effect that
they should postpone the completion of the new turret on the
City wall near to the house of the Friars Preachers and forthwith repair the chamber and sewer (cloacam) of Neugate gaol.
Dated at Langele, 28 March, 9 Edward II. [A.D. 1316].