Wednesday the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 13 Edward II. [A.D. 1319-20], seventeen pieces of hide belonging
to John de Portesmuth were seized in the house of Robert de
Gloucestre by Richard Lussher and his fellows sworn to survey
hides in the City, who say that the aforesaid hides are not well
tanned nor fit for making shoes, and that the aforesaid John
brought them to the City for the purpose of making shoes, &c.
And this they offer, &c. The said John came not, nor did he
say anything, &c. A jury sworn, viz., Walter Baudry, Richard
le Long, John le Long, Alexander Baudry, William Beleverge,
John Neweman, John Prichet, John de Assherugge, John de
Berdefeld, John de Wynchestre, junior, Roger Poyntel, John
de Harengeie, and Richard ate Gate, tanners, who say that the
aforesaid hides are false and badly tanned. Accordingly they
are declared by the Mayor and Aldermen to be forfeited to the
Afterwards, viz., on Friday the Feast of St. Benedict
[21 March], the same year, the aforesaid Richard caused three
girdles (zone) called "croupers" belonging to Richard le Coffrer
to be seized by Joice, the Serjeant of the Chamber, and one
piece of black hide belonging to John de Bikleswade, which the
said jurors say are false and badly tanned to the deception
of the people. Accordingly they are declared forfeited as
above, &c. (fn. 1)
The same day divers shoes, the property of various persons
named, were seized by Richard le Cordewaner de Grascherch,
Richard le Coupere, Thomas de Coventre, Richard Coterel,
John Coterel, and Robert de Norhampton, sworn to survey
shoes, and are condemned as being made of a mixture of bazen
and cordwain. (fn. 2)
Allocacio more extra Bysshopesgate.
Wednesday before the Feast of the Annunciation B. M.
[25 March], 13 Edward II. [A.D. 1319-20], Thomas Cros (?),
called "de Hakeneye," hired (allocavit) the moor near Bisshopesgate of Andrew Horn, the Chamberlain, to hold the same from
Easter next for one whole year, at a rent of 4 marks. Surety,
William de Hakeneye, residing without Newegate.
Monday the eve of St. John Bapt. [24 June], 13 Edward II.
[A.D. 1320], came Robert Pavy and John de Salesbire to the
Guildhall, and by precept of Hamo de Chigwelle, the Mayor,
delivered to Andrew Horn, the Chamberlain, one mark of silver
issuing from a certain small garden adjoining the Leadenhall (fn. 3)
(aule plumbi), opposite the choir of the church of St. Peter on
Cornhull, the said money having been taken from the aforesaid
Robert and John for completing the pavement appertaining to
the court (fn. 4) (curia) of the Leadenhall aforesaid, &c. Afterwards,
viz., on Wednesday following, came Bartholomew the Clerk to
the Mayor, and by his precept received the aforesaid mark from
the Chamberlain for completing the aforesaid pavement. And
be it known that the said Robert and John are quit of the payment of rent for the aforesaid garden for a term of two years
from Christmas the year aforesaid.
Folio. ci b.
Breve Regis pro Will' mo de "Wodeslade."
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs for an inquiry to be held as
to whether Herman Swart de Sussalt, Conred ate Broke de
Grippeswold, and Tideman ate Way de Grippeswold were
merchants of the Hanse of Almaine in England at the time
that the Sheriffs attached their goods to compensate William
de "Wydeslade," a merchant of London, for the seizure of
certain goods of weight (de averio ponderis)-comprising bales of
almonds, casks of loaf sugar (zucri in pane), cubebs ("quibibbes"),
pepper, &c.-on board a vessel near Wynterton, off the coast of
Norfolk, or not; inasmuch as John le Longe, Alderman of the
said Hanse in England, had testified that they were merchants
of the Hanse, whilst the Sheriffs, who had already inquired
into the matter, and William de Wydeslade had testified to
the contrary. Witness the King at Westminster, 20 Feb.,
13 Edward II. [A.D. 1319-20].
Inquisition accordingly taken before Hamo de Chiggewelle,
the Mayor, and Simon de Abyndone and John de Prestone, the
Sheriffs, on Friday before the Feast of the Annunciation B. M.
[25 March], 13 Edward II. [A.D. 1319-20]. The jury, viz.,
William de Flete, Reginald de Conduit, John Saleman, John de
Pampesworth, Thomas de Donlee, William de Garton, William
le Carpenter, spicer, Roger de Suthcote, Wymund Brother,
William de Bray, William de Derham, Walter le Foundour,
Thomas de Haverynge, John de Benyngho, John le Walsshe de
Salop', Nicholas William de Lukes, Stephen Soret de Montpellier, and Stephen Cyvade of the same, find that the above
Herman, Conred, and Tideman were not merchants of the
Hanse at the time their goods were seized by the Sheriffs, as
John le Longe, the Alderman of the merchants of the Hanse,
Folio. cii b.
John, son of Henry Pile de Bolyngham, arrested by Thomas
Payn, Serjeant of the Ward of Walebroke, and others of the
same Ward keeping watch, and committed to the Tun for being
a night vagrant against the King's peace on Tuesday in Easter
week, anno 13 Edward II. [A.D. 1320]. Afterwards, viz., on the
Wednesday following, he was taken before the Mayor and
Aldermen at the Guildhall and released, as there was no
evidence of his having done anything wrong.
Friday in Easter week, anno 13 Edward II. [A.D. 1320],
William Bullok and Juliana de Donecastre, both of Graschurche,
summoned for forestalling hay. The said Juliana pleaded
guilty, and was committed to prison until she shall have satisfied
the lord the King. The said William pleaded not guilty, and
demanded a jury. A jury accordingly summoned from the
neighbourhood of Graschurche and Cornhull, and the said
William mainprised by Philip de Hadham and Richard de
Bromfeld. The jurors, viz., William de Wynchelse, John de
Bury, Robert Pavy, John le Longe, Henry le Gaunter, John
le Hosteler, John Petewardyn, Robert de Suthreie, William de
Hakeneie, William de Cornwaile, Laurence de Oxenford, and
Philip le Sadeler, find him guilty, and he is committed. And
the aforesaid Juliana, being brought from the gaol of Newegate,
made fine to the King in 20d., and was mainprised by the aforesaid mainpernors and released.
Wednesday before the Feast of St. Mark [25 April], 13 Edward II. [A.D. 1320], precept by the Mayor and Aldermen to
the Chamberlain to take into the City's hands a small plot of
ground, enclosed with an earthen wall, on the west side of
Crepelgate without the gate. Thereupon the Chamberlain proceeded to take the place into the City's hands, but was opposed
by a certain William de Waltham, who was dwelling in the
said gate. Being summoned to answer for his conduct, the said
William failed to show any title to the said gate or land. Order
therefore was given by Hamo de Chigwelle, the Mayor,
Nicholas de Farndone, Geoffrey de Hertpol, Anketin de Gisorz,
John Poyntel, R[ichard] de Gloucestre, Robert Sely, Elias de
Suffolk, Simon de Abyndone, Richard Costantyn, and Edmund
Lambyn, Aldermen, to take possession of the said gate and
land. (fn. 5)
In the Husting held for Pleas of Land on Monday after the
Feast of St. Mark [25 April], 13 Edward II. [A.D. 1320], came
John Potrel and complained to the Mayor and Aldermen of
Joce de Spaldyngge and Johanna his wife, for that whereas
by the custom of the City the wardship of children under age
should not be given to any one to whom the property of the
said children could descend by inheritance, the said Joce
and Johanna held the wardship of Robert, son of Hugh de
Garthorp, the property of the said Robert being capable of
descending to the aforesaid Johanna. He prays a remedy, and
asks that the said Robert and his property may be taken into the
City's hands. Precept issued to the Chamberlain accordingly
until the said Joce justified himself. Afterwards, viz., on the
following Wednesday, the said Joce produced a letter under the
King's seal appointing him guardian. And because the said
Mayor and Aldermen were unadvised on the matter, the child
was delivered to the said Joce until they should be better
Tuesday after the Ascension [8 May], 13 Edward II.
[A. D. 1320], in the presence of Hamo de Chigwelle, the Mayor,
Nicholas de Farndone, John de Gisorz, Geoffrey de Hertpol,
Hamo Godchep, Stephen de Abyndone, Simon Corp, Richard
de Gloucestre, John Poyntel, Simon de Abyndone, John
Poyntel [sic], R[ichard] Costantyn, Ank[etin] de Gisorz, William
de Hedersete, Roger de Frowyk, Elias de Suffolk, Henry de
Seccheford, and Roger le Palmer, Aldermen, and of a great
Commonalty assembled at the Guildhall, Michael Mynot,
vintner, questioned as to his having been an adherent of
Robert de Keleseie and others, enemies of the City since the
Feast of the Purification last, and endeavouring to annul the
liberty of the City, (fn. 6) contrary to the oath he took on admission
to the freedom. Thereupon he refused to acknowledge his
guilt, but renounced the freedom of the City of his own will.
It was therefore ordained that he should not be readmitted to
the freedom without the assent of the Mayor, Aldermen, and
twelve men from each Ward. (fn. 7)
L'ra Thom' Ris de xx libr'.
Bond entered into by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty
under the Common Seal in the sum of £20 in favour of
Thomas Ris, goldsmith, the same to be paid at Michaelmas.
Dated 18 July, 14 Edward II. [A. D. 1320].
Deed of covenant by the said Thomas to annul the above
bond on the payment to him of 100s. due to him by the Commonalty at Christmas next. Same date.
Folio. ciii b.
Grant by Richard de Haveryngge and Johanna his wife to
Richard le Coffrer and Mary his wife of a quitrent of thirteen
marks charged on a tenement in the lane and parish of
St. Laurence, Jewry, held by Sewal de Spryngfeld and Alice
his wife for a term of years from the grantors. (fn. 8) Witnesses,
Walter de Kavendishe, John Potyn, Ralph de Braghynge,
Andrew Brunne, William le Haubergier, John Amys, clerk,
and others [not named]. Dated 9 April, 13 Edward II.
[A. D. 1320].
The manner to be followed in the City and suburbs by the
taxors of the twelfth granted to the lord the King in his Par
liament at York in the month of Easter (fn. 9) (au mois de Pasche),
anno 12 Edward II.; to wit, that the said taxors shall summon
before them the richest and most sufficient inhabitants of the
City and suburbs, and put them severally on their oath that
they will loyally confess what goods and chattels they have
within their house and without, as well on the sea as elsewhere,
in merchandise, in debts clear, and in jewels of gold and silver,
or other property, save only their chattels arising from their
foreign lands and tenements and appertaining to the same; and
that they will conceal nothing under pain of heavy forfeiture
prescribed by the King and his Council. And if assessment
be made on the King's behalf, they shall cause the most loyal
and substantial men of each Ward or parish to appear before
them, for the selection of six or more, who had never acted
as taxors before, to make the taxation, and shall put them to
their oath that they will loyally and fully inquire what goods
and chattels each has in the City and suburbs, and tax them
at their true value, saving the exceptions underwritten, and
enter them on rolls, which they shall deliver under their seals
to the chief taxors, receiving the counterparts under the seals
of the said chief taxors. And when the latter shall have
received the Rolls, they shall carefully examine them, and rectify
any default or misprision, so that nothing be concealed, nor
any reduction of taxation made for gift or favour other than
as reason demands. And the taxation of the sub-taxors shall
be made by the chief taxors and other good men elected for
the purpose, so that their goods be taxed well and truly in the
same manner as the rest. And as soon as the chief taxors shall
have received the returns of the sub-taxors they shall levy the
twelfth for the King's benefit without delay and without showing
favour to any, according to the terms of their commission.
And be it known that in this taxation of goods in the City and
suburbs there shall be exempted one gown for the man and one
for his wife, and a bed for both; a ring and a bracelet (fermail)
of gold or silver, and a girdle of silk for daily use, and also a
hanap of silver or of "mazre" from which they drink. No
levy to be made on goods under half a mark in value. (fn. 10) [No
Writ to Master John de Everdone, John Abel, Robert de
Wodehous, and Augustine de Woxbrigge, appointed assessors (fn. 11)
of the twelfth to be raised in the City. Whereas it had been
ordained among other articles contained in the King's recent
letters patent regarding tallages and aids that assessments made
by men elected for the purpose from the Wards should not be
raised except by the common consent of the Mayor and citizens,
complaint had been made that such assessments had been
raised by certain emulous citizens to the no small detriment of
the rest. (fn. 12) They are hereby instructed to correct the evil in such
a manner that the citizens be not unduly burdened. Witness
the King at York, 28 Jan., 13 Edward II. [A. D. 1319-20].
Folio. civ b.
[Here follows a schedule of the amount levied in each
Ward, the names of the Aldermen being entered in another
Simon de Abyndone, Tower
|Simon Corp, Cordewanerstrate
|John de Gisorz, Vintry
|Hugh de Gartone, Colmanstrate
|Roger de Frowik, Langeburne
|Richard de Gloucestre, Cornhulle
|Robert Sely, Lymstrate
|Richard Costantyn, Bassieshaghe
|Prior of H. Trinity, Portsokne
|Hamo de Chigwelle, Queenhithe
|William de Hedersete, Billyngesgate
Elias de Suffolk
|Edmund Lambyn, Bridge
|Hamo Godchep, Bredstrate
|Nicholas de Farndone
preter Rogerum Chauntecler.
|John Cotun, Walebroke
|Simon de Paris, Chepe
|Stephen de Abyndone, Douuegate
|Geoffrey Hertpol, Candelwikstrate
|Roger le Palmere, Castle Baynard
|Anketin de Gisorz, Alegate
|John Poyntel, Bisshopesgate
|Henry de Seccheford, Aldersgate
Grant by William de Cheyham, corder, and Katherine his
wife, to Alice, late wife of Stephen le Espicer, called "le Hornere," of an annual quitrent of 20s. by way of her dower of a
tenement formerly belonging to the aforesaid Stephen, in the
parish of St. Dunstan West in Fletestrete, to hold the same for
life. Witnesses, Hamo de Chigwelle, the Mayor, Simon de
Abyndone and John de Prestone, Sheriffs, William Passemer,
Hugh Armourer, Roger Chauntecler, Robert "Saly," John atte
Crouche, John de Bredstrate, Henry Bonmarche, clerk, and
others [not named]. Dated Thursday before the Feast of
St. Mark [25 April], 13 Edward II. [A. D. 1320].
Folio. cv b.
Quitclaim by Roger, son of William de Kynebautone, the
King's late pantler (panetarius), to Master Roger de la Bere,
clerk, of certain houses in the lane of St. Botolph de Billinggesgate, in the parish of St. George de Estchep, which the said
Master Roger had purchased from Sir Silvester, the Rector of
the said parish church; the said property having once belonged
to the aforesaid William de Kynebautone and Petronilla his
wife, and being situate near the tenements sometime held by
John le Mareschal, Robert Youn, and Peter de Cumbe. Witnesses, Hamo de Chigwelle, the Mayor, Simon de Abyndone
and John de Prestone, the Sheriffs, William de Hedersete,
Alderman of the Ward, (fn. 13) Hamo Godchepe, John Sterre, Robert
Youn, John Saleman, William Simond, John Fresfissh, Robert
Swote, John Cros, Thomas de Kanefeld, William de Wyncestre,
John Amys, clerk, and others [not named]. Dated Wednesday
after the Feast of H. Trinity [25 May], 13 Edward II. [A. D. 1320].
De putrid' carn'; unde ad collistrigium.
At the Husting for Common Pleas held on Monday after the
Feast of St. James [25 July], 14 Edward II. [A. D. 1320], William
le Clerk, of Hegham Ferrers, was brought before Hamo de
Chigwelle, the Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, Roger de Frowyk,
Elias de Suffolk, Richard de Gloucestre, Edmund Lambyn,
Robert Sely, and Henry de Seccheford, Aldermen, with putrid
meat unfit for human food. The said William was ordered to
stand in the pillory and the meat to be burnt under him, &c. (fn. 14)
Tuesday before the Feast of St. Laurence [10 Aug.], 14 Edward II. [A. D. 1320], Thomas "the Smythe" de Stebenhethe
brought before Hamo de Chigwelle, the Mayor, Geoffrey de
Hertpol, Hugh de Gartone, J[ohn] Poyntel, Henry de Seccheford, and William de Caustone, Aldermen, and John de
Prestone, the Sheriff, charged by Nicholas Schyngel with
having bought putrid meat from Alice la Coureors. The said
Thomas brings a counter-charge and claims a jury. The jury
by William de Wrotham, brewer, and others [not named], find
the said Nicholas guilty, but the said Thomas not guilty. The
said Nicholas to stand on the pillory and the meat to be burnt
under him. (fn. 15)
The same day. John de Marchyntone committed to prison
by the said Mayor and Aldermen for keeping a baker's shop
after abjuring the business of a baker in the City for ever.
Be it remembered that on Tuesday before the Feast of
St. George [23 April], 13 Edward II. [A. D. 1320], it was agreed
and ordained by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty that
every one who contributed towards the loan of £1,000 made to
the King in the tenth year of his reign by the names underwritten should forego one half of the sum advanced by him
in order to lessen the burden of the City and for the acquittance
of its debts, and the creditors of the aforesaid sum of £1,000,
being present, gave their assent. It was likewise ordained by
the aforesaid Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty that those
who had been paid their share in full towards the said sum, and
those who had subscribed nothing towards it, should contribute
if possible a reasonable amount for discharging the aforesaid
debts, &c. And that from each Ward one honest and trusty
man should be elected by the men of the Ward "ad supervidendum ad quod proficuum denarii deveniunt," &c.
Folio. cvi b.
Henry le Gaugeour, William de Staneforde, Geoffrey Pourte,
Richard Horn, Roger de Ely, Nicholas le Keu, John de
Braghyngge, Ralph de Billyng', Richard de Thorp,
"pelleter," William Tovy, Walter de Hallyngberi, William de
Braye, woolmonger, John Page, William de Leytone, John
Brond, William de Wynchelse, William de Carpenter, spicer,
William de Poumfreit, William de Wynton', Robert de Knapwelle, Gervase de Hundesdiche, Robert de Borham, John de
Wymundham, Robert de Dodeford, Peter de Newcastle,
Nicholas Ponge, John Pake, John de Coumbe, Nicholas de
Gernemuthe, Henry ate Frethe, John de Wymundeswold, John
de Triple, William Lambyn, Alan Annore, Richard Swote,
John de Wrotham, John Froshe, Simon le Cotiller, John Freshfishe, John le Brewere, Robert de Bray, Wymund Broth[er],
Roger de Waltham, Geoffrey le Brewere, Walter de Papworth,
Thomas le Cordwaner, John de Strode, Peter de Staundone,
Reginald de Aillesberi, Henry de Hacchesham, Robert de
Lamburne, John le Yonge, Alan de Roub[er]i, John de Wynton',
William de Mortone, William de Brekendone, John Saleman,
Peter de Hatfeld, Adam Hunteman, Robert de Derbi, Henry
de Shorne, Stephen de Wynton', Gerard de Flete, Simon Fitz
Robert, Robert de Lyncoln, Maurice Turgis, Robert Austyn,
John de Colewelle, Thomas de Wynton', William de Fulham,
Nicholas de Newcastle, William le Fourbour, William Wolf,
Alan Aspal, Richard de Yetyngge, William de Hockele, Walter
de Stebenhethe, Thomas Prentiz, Cambin Folberd, (fn. 16) John Cros,
John le Mareschal, Bartholomew le Spicer, Richard de Hakene,
Thomas le Hornhere, William de Codyntone, Roger de Notyngham, William le Cotiller, Richard Asselyn, Thomas de Ispannia,
Robert de Asshe, Benedict de Shorne, Richard le Barber,
Simon de Hakeneye, Robert Swote, Robert Pamy, Walter de
Bedefonte, John de Gustede, John Nonnes, John Sterre, William
de Pariz, shearman (tonsor), Walter de Waltham, Robert le
Treiere, Robert Ilger, William Launce, Stephen Horn, Walter
de Chesewik, John de Codyngtone, Henry Darcy, Thomas Coke,
John Simian, Henry de Stowe, John de Nonnes, John de
"Seistede," John de Pulteneye, Richard de Hereford, William
Filers, William de Parys, William de Combe, William Dirry,
Walter de Mordone, John "Vimian" (Vivian?), Thomas de
Spaigne, Edmund Cosyn, Henry de Bury, Elyas de Thorp,
Reginald de Conduit, Walter le Moleward, Thomas de Combe,
John Prior, junior, William de Derham, Adam Hunteman,
Thomas de Campes, Thomas de Crokesle, John atte Crouche,
John de Dallinge, junior, Geoffrey de Caumpes, Bartholomew
de Hindringham, Ralph de Braghinge, Henry le Hore, William
atte Roche, Thomas le Ropere, Walter le Furmager, Thomas
le Barbir, "lepere," John de Burgoigne, Bartholomew de Honilane,
John Potyn, Robert de Worstede, Roger de Bernes, John de
Stebenhethe, William de Aroundel, Adam de Sarum, Robert
de Weleford, Adam de Conduit, Alan de Chigwelle, Richard
de Berdefeld, Robert Podifat, Adam de St. Alban, Robert le
Callere, Richard de Hodesdone, Richard Jordon, Andrew de
Broune, Robert de Whigh, taverner, Ralph de Berqueye,
Richard de Beton', Thomas de Enefeld, John de Pikeman,
Richard atte Roche, Richard atte Holmes, Richard atte Vigne,
Peter Piebakere, Adam Snowe, Richard de Bolyntone, Robert
de Lenne, William de St. Alban, John de Chelesee, Guilot le
Hauberger, Richard de Farneberg, William le Taverner,
chaucer, John de Lindeseye, Salomon le Coffrer, John de
Lenesham, Robert de Limintone, Reginald de Conduyt, Roger
Hosebonde, Oliver Bremynge, Gilbert de "Lesues" (Lesnes?),
William Joye, Robert de Waye, John de Wynton', senior,
William Denis, Roger Lespicer, Richard Dokeswoit, Walter
Kynge, Walter Gorst, Roger de Lenne, Osebert atte Arcubus,
Roger de Arcubus, Roger de Southcote, Roger de Edelintone,
Richard Gubbe, Richard de Shordiche, Ralph de Blithe, John
de Colcestre, William Prodhomme, Gilbert de Istelworth, Roger
Sauvage, William atte Lamme, John de Stoppesle, Hugh le
Fourbour, Roger de Chipested, Roger de Lyntone, Walter
atte Belhous, Adam atte Bowe, Robert le Bret, William Sprot,
William Edmund, John de Parys, Robert le Hutherne, John de
Bereford, Walter le Foundour, Simon Foundour, Ralph Picot,
Laurence Longe, Richard Ussher, Thomas atte Brome, John
Baron, Richard Trugge, Geoffrey le Cotiler, Thomas de Berkynge, William de Bidik, John Spraye, Nigel de Whatele,
"Reynus" Piggeflesshe, Hugh de Assheburne, John Hosebonde, John Giles, John Hereward, Thomas de Hales, Robert
de Ely, Umfrey Staci, John de Ailesham, Elyas le Callere,
James le Palmere, Alan "Lauen," Walter de Bardeneye,
Robert Newcomyn, Hugh de Hereford, John de Castelacre,
Geoffrey atte Gate, John le Disshere, Roger Chauntecler,
Geoffrey de Notyngham.
Monday after the Feast of St. Valentine [14 Feb.], 13 Edward II. [A.D. 1319-20], the underwritten sums of money were
lent by those whose names are subscribed for sending presents
to the lord the King, the Queen, and other nobles arriving from
York, &c., viz.:-
Walter Gorst, 20s.; (fn. 17) Roger le Palmere, 20s.; (fn. 18) William atte
Rothe, 20s.; John Priour, senior, 20s.; John Priour, junior, 20s.;
John atte Crouch, 20s.; John Vyvian, 20s.; Henry de Prestone,
20s.; Roger de Ely, 20s.; William de Bodele, 20s.; Reyner
Piggesflesh, 20s.; (fn. 19) Walter Neel, 20s.; Robert de Ely, 20s.;
Robert le Bret, goldsmith, 20s.; Simon de Abyndon,
Alderman, 20s.; (fn. 20) Gilbert de Mordone, 20s.; Walter de Mordone,
20s.; Thomas Rys, 20s.; Richard Gubbe, 20s.; William Prodhomme, 20s.; Thomas de Enefeld, 20s.; John de Grantham,
20s.; John de Oxenford, 20s.; Adam de Salesbire, 20s.
Folio. cvii b.
Scriptum Will'i le Clerk Pottere London'.
Deed of sale by Guy Jacobi, "Lombard," citizen and spicer
of London, to William le Clerk, citizen and "potier" of London,
of his interest in a certain shop, held under Henry le Paumer, in
the parish of St. Stephen on Walbrok, together with assignment
of John de Alegate, son of the said William, his apprentice.
Dated at London, Sunday before the Feast of the Exaltation of
H. Cross [14 Sept.], 14 Edward II. [A. D. 1320]. Witnesses,
Hugh de Gartone, John Peche, tailor, William de Brighwelle,
"sherman," Peter de Grenewich, Stephen Talp, Simon le
Hodere, Robert de Rahgtone, "potier," Robert de Barsham,
and others [not named].
Breve de Parliamento.
Writ to the Sheriffs of London for the election of two citizens
to represent the City in the Parliament to be held at Westminster on Monday in the octave of St. Michael. Dated at
Westminster, 5 Aug., 14 Edward II. [A. D. 1320]. (fn. 21)
John de Sloghtre, chaplain, placed in the Tun (fn. 22) for being
found wandering about the City against the peace, on the night
of Friday before the Feast of St. Matthew [21 Sept.], 14 Edward II. [A. D. 1320]. Afterwards, viz., on the following Saturday, he was brought before the Mayor, and because he was
carrying arms against the peace and against the proclamation
(clamorem) (fn. 23) before made in the City, he was committed to
Newgate, (fn. 24) &c.
Wednesday before the Feast of Nativity B. M. [8 Sept.], 14
Edward II. [A.D. 1320], Hugh ate Coke, residing at Fancherche,
came before Hamo de Chigewelle, the Mayor, the Aldermen,
and Andrew Horn, the Chamberlain, and acknowledged himself
bound to John, son of Robert de Holand, aged twenty years, in
the sum of 100s., for payment of which Adam "in the lane"
and Richard ate Cokke became sureties. Saturday before the
Feast of St. Matthew [21 Sept.], 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321], the
said John de Holand appoints as his attorney Walter de
Stebenhethe, and a year later John ate Vigne, clerk. On Tuesday after the Feast of St. Matthias [24 Feb.], 16 Edward II.
[A.D. 1322-3], the balance of money still owing is paid and the
above recognisance is cancelled.
At the Court of Hamo de Chigwelle, the Mayor, held on
Monday after the Feast of Ascension [8 May], 13 Edward II.
[A.D. 1320], it was forbidden by the said Mayor and the Aldermen that Robert de Amyas, Roger le Ceynturer, Henry de
Flete, Thomas ate Hide, and Anselm le Latoner, retailers of
ale upon the Bridge, should any longer sell ale upon the
Bridge under penalty prescribed. (fn. 25)
Simon de Abyndone and John de Prestone, the Sheriffs,
summoned to answer John Pynel, fishmonger, in a plea that
when the said John came to the City with lampreys on Tuesday
before the Feast of St. George [23 April] the said Sheriffs
demanded payment of custom for the same, viz., for every dorser (fn. 26)
(dossero) a.lamprey, which they ought not to have claimed, and
on this he asks judgment. The said Simon and John come and
say that other Sheriffs took custom of all kinds of fish except
(fn. 27) ), ray (raio), conger, dory (dorre), turbot, bass
(fn. 28) ), and surmullet (sormulet
(fn. 29) ), wherein no mention is made
of lampreys, as is found in the book of socage (fn. 30) in the Chamber
of the Guildhall, and they ask judgment as to whether they.
ought to take custom of lampreys or not, &c. And inasmuch
as it is found in the said book of socage that the Sheriffs ought
to take custom of lampreys, and it was testified that other
Sheriffs had taken custom, it was adjudged by Hamo de Chigwelle, the Mayor, and the Aldermen that the aforesaid Sheriffs
should take custom of lampreys as of other fish not excepted in
the aforesaid book of socage, &c. (fn. 31)
Be it remembered that on Monday the eve of St. John Bapt.
[24 June], 13 Edward II. [A.D. 1320], 780 spear-heads of iron
and not gilt, and 91 gilt heads were appraised, viz., at 2s.
a dozen heads gilt and not gilt, [or] 16s. a hundred, on
account of a certain recognisance made on Saturday in the
octave of the Epiphany [6 Jan.], whereby William de Croidon,
"cotiller," acknowledged he owed to Adam de Masschebury,
"cotiller," the sum of £30, which he ought to have paid
at the following Pentecost and failed to pay. Wherefore the
said heads had been sequestrated as well as other property
found in the house of John de Parys, corder, tenanted by the
said William, which property, comprising knives and clubs,
was claimed by Hugh de Croidon, "cotiller," before Andrew
Horn, the Chamberlain, John Poyntel and Simon de Abyndone,
Aldermen. And be it known that the aforesaid heads were
appraised by Mankin le Heaumer, Gillot le Hauberger, Hugh
le Fourbour, Reginald le Hauberger, Bartholomew le Cotiller,
Geoffrey le Cotiller, &c.
Wednesday before the Nativity B. M. [8 Sept.], 14 Edward II.
[A.D. 1320], Warin de Waldene, "bucher," charged before the
Mayor and Aldermen, on the oath of John le Clerk, John Gervais,
Thomas de Ware, William Sandone, Roger Aleyn, Richard
Shail, William ate Grene, Richard de Brikhulle, and William
le Kynge, with exposing putrid meat for sale. Condemned by
Hamo de Chigwelle, the Mayor, J[ohn] de Gisorz, A[nketin]
de Gisorz, H[enry] de Seccheford, Simon de Abyndone, S[imon]
Corp, H[ugh] de Gartone, W[illiam] de Hedersete, and Roger
le Palmere, Aldermen, to stand on the pillory and there remain
until the meat be utterly consumed by fire.
Folio. cviii b.
Tuesday after the Feast of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.],
14 Edward II. [A.D. 1320], William le Freynsh, servant of
Geoffrey de Conduit, came before Hamo de Chigwelle, the
Mayor, and complained of William Beaufiz, a sailor, having
used threats to him at Billyng[esgate] on Monday last. The
defendant called upon to find sureties for keeping the peace.
Sureties accordingly, viz., Thomas le Ropere, Adam Pikeman,
Roger de Nettlestede, Adam de Biry, Simon Turgis, Robert
Ilger, and Edmund Cosyn.
De false proponentibus scripta seu acquietanc' in Cur' Vic', etc.
Monday the eve of St. Botolph [17 June], 13 Edward II.
[A.D. 1320], it was declared to Hamo de Chigwelle, the Mayor,
and the Aldermen in full Husting, by Simon de Abyndone and
John de Prestone, the Sheriffs, that certain persons impleaded
before them in their courts for debt and other contracts
proffered writings and acquittances made outside the City (in
forinseco), whereof the court could not have cognisance, to the
deceiving of the court and exclusion of plaintiffs from their
actions. Thereupon it was ordained by the aforesaid Mayor
and Aldermen that if any such writing or acquittance made
outside the City, on any contract whatsoever whereof the court
could not have cognisance, were proffered, such writing or
acquittance should be held for nought. And if the party
proffering the writing should refuse to make further answer,
he should be considered as having no defence.
De Steph'o ate Stoples attincto de denar' injuste per ipsum capt'.
Saturday before the Feast of Annunciation B. M. [25 March],
13 Edward II. [A.D. 1319-20], Stephen atte Stoples-who had
been deputed by John de Wengrave, the Mayor, to make
certain collections in the Ward of Cornhulle in conjunction with
John de Wymundeswold, Robert de Poumfreit, and William de
Wynchelse for providing 200 foot soldiers for the King against
the Scots-charged with having appropriated certain sums
received from William de Cotes, John de St. Neot, and Philip
de Dunstaple. He confesses he received the money. Judgment
by Hamo de Chigewelle, then Mayor, and the Aldermen and
Commonalty there assembled that the said Stephen make good
to the aforesaid William, John, and Philip the sums he had
received, and suffer imprisonment for his trespass, and never
be employed in like manner again in the City.
Folio. cix-cxi b.
Inspeximus charter confirming the liberties of the City.
Dated at York, 8 June, 12 Edward II. [A.D. 1319]. (fn. 32)
Folio. cxi b.
Be it remembered that on Sunday the Feast of St. Matthew,
Ap. [21 Sept.], 14 Edward II. [A.D. 1320], there were elected
Nicholas de Farndone, Anketin de Gisorz, Aldermen, and Roger
Hosebond and Henry Moncoi (fn. 33) to attend the Parliament at Westminster in the octave of St. Michael, the year aforesaid, by virtue
of a certain writ (fn. 34) addressed to the Sheriffs of London, &c.
Thursday the Feast of St. Dionisius [9 Oct.], 14 Edward II.
[A.D. 1320], Richard de Walyngford committed to the custody
of Reginald de Conduit, the Sheriff, for using threats to
Richard Edward, as testified by John de Stistede, "chaundeler,"
and Richard de Witham.