Folios cxli - cl
Oct 1322 -

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1903

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'Folios cxli - cl: Oct 1322 -', Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: E: 1314-1337 (1903), pp. 173-186. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33109 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Folio cxli.

M d de monumentis Rob'i le Gaunter.

Monday before the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1322], came Robert, son of Augustine le Gaunter, in a full Husting before Hamo de Chigwelle, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, and asked them to accept him as of full age; and because he seemed to the Mayor and Aldermen to be of full age, he was accepted as a man of full age, &c. Thereupon precept was issued to Andrew Horn, the Chamber lain, to deliver to the said Robert the muniments (monumenta) in his keeping at the Guildhall, and these were delivered to him in full Husting, and he gave an acquittance which remains in the custody of the Chamberlain.

Scriptum Isabell' ux' quondam Thome de Nevile.

ijs. vjd.

Grant by John, son of John Dode, and Agnes his wife, daughter of John Laurence, to Isabella, widow of Thomas de Neville, woolmonger, of a brewhouse, garden, wharf, &c., situate at Billyngesgate, in the parish of St. Mary ate Hull, formerly belonging to the said John Laurence; to hold for a term of fifteen years from Michaelmas, 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1322], at an annual rent of £4. Witnesses, Thomas Prentiz, John de Warefeld, Robert le Treyere, John de Wrotham, Alan Gille, Hugh the tailor, Henry le Gaunter, and others [not named]. Dated the Feast and year aforesaid.

Folio cxli b.

Be it remembered that on Friday before the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.], 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1322], a very great Commonalty were summoned before Hamo de Chig[welle], the Mayor, and the Aldermen, viz., twelve from each Ward, by whom it was agreed that the names of those who had been assessed for 2,000 marks granted to the lord the King and had not paid should be inscribed on two rolls and sealed with the Common Seal, and the money be levied by the Sheriffs. Also it was agreed that two should be elected out of each Ward by the men of the Ward who should make ordinances for the whole Commonalty, and whatever they did on behalf of the Commonalty should be held established by the Commonalty, in order to save the Commonalty trouble. Also that the assessors should render their account of money received, viz., every day the collectors of four Wards, &c.

Breve vicecomitibus pro consilio apud Ripon'.

Writ to the Sheriffs of London for two representatives of the City to attend on Sunday after the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.] at Ripon, where a colloquium was to be held on the Scottish war; the King expressing his intention to remain in the North during the winter in order to suppress any attempt of invasion that might be made by the Scots, and to return to Scotland in the summer to finish the war. Witness the King at Newcastle-on-Tyne, 18 Sept., 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1322]. (fn. 1)

Folio cxlii.

Litera facta civibus Lond' apud Ripon'.

Letter under the Common Seal from Hamo de Chigwelle, the Mayor, the Aldermen, Sheriffs, and the whole Commonalty of the City to the King, notifying that they had appointed Walter Crepyn and Thomas de Chetyngdone to attend the colloquium at Ripon, pursuant to the above writ. Dated 4 Nov., 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1322].

Scriptum Ferandi Manion per Walt' de Canefeld.

ijs. vjd.

Grant by Walter de Canefeld to Ferand Manion of a brewhouse once held by Robert de Stretteford, cordwainer, of the said Walter in the lane and parish of St. Nicholas Hacoun; to hold the same for a term of seven years from Midsummer last at an annual rent of 50s. Witnesses, John de Bristowe, barber, Ivo le Coupere, Robert de Stretford, cordwainer, John Amiz, clerk, and others [not named]. Dated 14 July, 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1322].

Folio cxlii b.

Quietaclam' Thome de Westm' per Ric' de Rokyngham.

ijs. vjd.

Quitclaim' by Richard de Rokyngham, goldsmith, to Thomas de Westminster, goldsmith, of certain lands and tenements held by John Moday, gold-beater (auribator), in Westchepe, in the parish of St. Matthias [sic] de Fridaystrete, near the tenements of Adam de Bentele and John Trentemars. Witnesses, Hamo de Chigewelle, the Mayor, John de Grantham and Roger de Ely, the Sheriffs, John de Castelacre, Robert le Bret, Richard de Shordich, John de Foxtone, clerk, and others [not named]. Dated Wednesday after the Feast of St. Lucia [13 Dec.], 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1322].

Scriptum Th'e de Holndene per Rob' "Inthelenes."

ijs. vjd.

Grant by Robert " Intheleves," baker, and Margery his wife, daughter of John de Assheburne, to Thomas de Holndene, blader, and Alice his wife, of a shop within Neugate, in the parish of St. Sepulchre, near the tenements of Elias de Thorp; to hold the same for a term of sixteen years from Christmas next. Witnesses, John de Lyndeseye, Roger Hosebonde, Walter ate Belhous, Thomas Poyntel, Nicholas Crane, Elias de Thorp, William Clerk, and others [not named]. Dated Tuesday the Feast of St. Thomas, Ap. [21 Dec.], 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1322].

Folio cxliii.

Breve R' ad respond' Taxator' Sexte.

Writ to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty of the City, notifying the appointment of Robert de Haselshawe, Provost of Wells, Roger de Swynnerton, Constable of the Tower, and John de Dytton, Canon of St. Paul's, together with such clerk as they may think fit to nominate, to be assessors and collectors of the sixth of movable goods granted by the Burgesses in the recent Parliament (nuper in quodam tractatu) at York, (fn. 2) and enjoining that every assistance be afforded them. Witness the King at York, 2 Dec., 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1322].

And be it remembered that the above writ was read before the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty on Monday next after the Feast of the Circumcision [1 Jan.], 16 Edward II. [1322-3], the appointed assessors being present except John de Dytton. On which day it was agreed by the said Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty to send a certain letter under the Common Seal to the King praying that he would grant some abatement in respect of the aforesaid sixth, inasmuch as they had frequently before undertaken divers burdens.

Script' Ric'i de Rothinge per Joh' Albon.

ijs. vjd.

Agreement between John Albon, son of Godwyn le Feliper, and Richard de Rothinge, fripperer (felipar'), as to the discharge of a debt due by the said Richard to the said John. Robert Davi mentioned as attorney of the said John. Witnesses, Andrew Horn, the Chamberlain, Richard Pynfoul, John ate Vigne, Henry de Norhampton, Richard de Huggelee, Richard Deveneys, and others [not named]. Dated Wednesday the Eve of the Epiphany [6 Jan.], 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1322-3].

Folio cxliii b.

Script' Ric'i de Rothinge per Simon' Trenchaunt.

Deed of covenant between Simon Trenchaunt, executor of Margery Lucas, late wife of Richard de Caam, (fn. 3) and guardian of the children of the said Margery and Richard, on the one part, and Richard de Rothinge, citizen and "feliper," on the other, touching the binding of Walter, son of the said Richard and Margery, as apprentice to the said Richard de Rothinge. Witnesses, Hamo de Chigewelle, the Mayor, Simon de Abyndone and John de Prestone, Sheriffs, Peter de Hungrie, Richard de Hakeneye, Nigel de Whetelee, John Spray, Richard de Rothinge, carpenter, Geoffrey de Hestone, Thomas de Alemayne, John Amiz, clerk, and others [not named]. [No date; circa A.D. 1319-20.]

Folio cxliv.

Script' Ric'i de Welleford per Joh' de la Marche.

A general release granted by John, son of John de la Marche, of the Isle of Wight (de Insula vecta), to Richard de Welleford, hosier. Dated 20 Jan., 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1322-3].

Folio cxliv b.

Script' Mag'ri Rob'ti de Ormesbi per Walter' Crepyn.

ijs. vjd.

Lease by Walter Crepyn to Master Robert de Ormesby of a hostel tenanted by Sir Robert de Wodehous in the parish of St. Peter on Cornhull, for a term of five years from Easter next. Witnesses, Richard de Gloucestre, Alderman of the Ward, (fn. 4) Hugh de Waltham, Stephen ate Holte, William de Manhale, Walter ate Holte, John de Bery, Geoffrey de Blida, and others [not named]. Dated Monday before the Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.], 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1322-3].

Script' Joh'is de Burtone clerici per Ric'm le Latoner et Marger' ux' ejus.

Nil quia clericus Camere.

Grant by Richard le Latoner and Margaret his wife, daughter of Richard le Sporiere, to John de Burtone, clerk, of an annual quitrent issuing from a tenement situate in the parish of St. Bride de Fletestrete near the tenements of John de Parys, corder, and Thomas le Hattere; to hold the same for a term of six years from Easter next. Witnesses, William de Toppesfeld, Reginald le Taverner, Ralph le Coteler, Simon Larmourer, James le Clerk, Reginald le Clerk, Richard le Ussher, and others [not named]. Dated Tuesday the Feast of St. Peter in Cathedra [22 Feb.], 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1322-3].

Acknowledged and enrolled the following day.

Folio cxlv.

Jur' abrocar'.

Saturday before mid-Lent (fn. 5) Philip Dolfyn admitted a broker of raw silk before Hamo de Chigwelle, the Mayor, Robert de Swaleclif and John Hauteyn, Aldermen, at the instance of the said John Hauteyn, John de Pisaquila, Bartholomew de Stannawe, and Nicholas de Grenewiz, and sworn, &c.

Script' Joh'is de Grantham per Rob' de Hagham et Idon' ux' ejus.

Nichil quia vic'.

Lease by Robert de Hagham, Knt., and Idonia his wife, late wife of John le Blound, Knt., to John de Grantham, pepperer, of a tenement formerly belonging to the said John le Blound, and lately let to Blase Alderbrandyn de "Sene," (fn. 6) in the parish of St. Antonine; to hold the same for a term of seven years from Easter next at an annual rent of 8 marks. Witnesses, Simon de Corp, Hugh de Gartone, William Walram, William de Bidik, Thomas de "Evenefeld," Benedict de Folsham, Adam de Salesbirs, John de Walsham, Hugh de Wyrcestre, John Amis, clerk, and others [not named]. Dated Tuesday, 8 March, 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1322-3].

Acknowledged and enrolled Monday after the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March].

Folio cxlv b.

Thursday the morrow of the Purification B. M. [2 Feb.], 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1322-3], the guardianship of John, son of Thomas de Perndon, entrusted to Peter de Stondone by Hamo de Chigwelle, the Mayor, and the Aldermen. Sureties, viz., Gilbert de Mordone and Roger Sterre.

Withernamium.

Saturday after the Feast of Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr [7 July], 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1323], it was agreed by Nicholas de Farndone, the Mayor, Robert de Swalclif, Henry de Secch[eford], John Cotoun, John Poyntel, and Richard Costantyn, Aldermen, that withernam should be executed on the Abbess of Berkyng and her men, for that Hamo de Chigwelle, Mayor, and also Nicholas de Farndone, Mayor, had oftentimes written letters, under the seal of the Mayoralty, demanding restitution of the sum of 82s. 8d. with costs, which the servant of Hanekyn ate Ree, the bailiff of the said Abbess, took from John, son of Hugh de Lincoln, and detained and still detains, to which letters the said Abbess had not deigned to make reply, &c. Therefore let withernam be executed, &c.

Folio cxlvi.

Commissio R' quod N. de Farndone sit Maior quamdiu eidem R' placuerit.

Letters patent addressed to the Aldermen, Sheriffs, citizens, and Commonalty of the City of London notifying that the King had committed the Mayoralty of the City, at that time in his hand for divers reasons, to Nicholas de Farndone, to hold the same during the King's pleasure. (fn. 7) They are therefore to respect, as Mayor, the said Nicholas, who had taken the oath accustomed to the King. Dated at Westminster, 5 April, 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1323].

Litera communitatis pro H. de Chig' sociisque suis dn'm R' sequentibus.

Letter from the City to the King praying his favour for those citizens who were in attendance at his Court by his orders. (fn. 8) Dated 25 April, 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1323].

Litera communitatis missa d'no H. le Despens' fil' pro eodem.

The same to Hugh le Despenser the son, praying his good offices in obtaining the King's favour for those citizens who were attending the Court at the King's commands. Dated the day and year aforesaid.

Litera communitatis miss' Mag'ro Rob'o de Baldok pro eodem, etc.

The same to Master Robert de Baldok to the same effect, and further praying him to excuse Anketyn de Gisorz, an Alderman, and one of the Justices of the City, convoying the soldiers who were to go to Newcastle, and to obtain for the writers a commission to punish rebels and "contrariantz." Dated ut supra.

Folio cxlvi b.

De ponte Lond'.

Be it remembered that whereas in the eleventh year of Edward I. it was ordained by Henry le Waleys, then Mayor, and the Aldermen and Commonalty of the City, for the universal good of those crossing London Bridge, that flesh and fish should not be sold by freemen or strangers anywhere except in the house called "les Stokkes" and other appointed places, and the same ordinance was confirmed before Hamo de Chigewelle, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and Commonalty, in the fifteenth year of Edward II., (fn. 9) as is more fully contained in the Rolls of Deeds and Wills for the said eleventh and fifteenth year (fn. 10) -there now lately (jam de novo) came John Sterre and Roger ate Vigne, Wardens of London Bridge, before Nicholas de Farndone, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and Commonalty, viz., on Wednesday after the Feast of St. Mark [25 April], 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1323], and complained that, notwithstanding the provision and ordinance aforesaid, a certain Benedict de Shorne and Agnes Greilond and other fishmongers had now recently (jam de novo) erected shops and stalls for selling fish, and there sell fish by wholesale and retail (ad decisum) to any that are willing to buy. Thereupon a day was appointed for the appearance at the Guildhall of the said Benedict, Agnes, and the rest, who duly came and pleaded guilty, promising not to offend again.

Afterwards, viz., on Tuesday after the Feast of St. John ante portam Latinam [6 May], the same year, the said Benedict and Agnes, being again charged with the same offence, declared the charge untrue, and if any of their family did such things it was without their knowledge, and they again promised not to sell fish in their shops and stalls outside the aforesaid house.

Quere plus de isto processu in tertio folio seq' [fo. cxlix b].

Custodia Will'i fil' Will'i de Hokkelee.

Saturday the morrow of the Nativity of St. John Bapt. [24 June], 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1323], came Mabel, late wife of William de Hockele, before Henry de Seccheford and John Cotun, Aldermen, and Andrew Horn, the Chamberlain, and acknowledged that she owed William, son of the said William de Hockele, the sum of £10, besides a sum of £30 bequeathed to him by his father, and covenanted to use the money for his son's interest according to the custom of the City. Thereupon the guardianship of the child, at that time two years of age, was entrusted to her by Nicholas de Farndone, the Mayor, and the Aldermen. Sureties, viz., Gilbert de Mordone, Peter de Ware, and Richard, son of Walter Gubbe, "stokfisshmongeres."

Folio cxlvii.

De eleccione Walt'i "Crepyng" in Aldr'm.

Monday before the Feast of St. Laurence [10 Aug.], 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1323], Walter Crepyn elected and sworn Alderman of the Ward of Cornhull by men of the said Ward, for that Richard de Gloucestre, formerly Alderman of the said Ward, was now deceased, &c.

De eleccione Will'i Priour in ponderat' trone.

The same day William Priour elected and sworn weigher of the Tron, &c., the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty being assembled at the Guildhall, &c.

Acq' exec' test'i Ric'i de Glouc' per Ric' fil' ejusdem Ric'i.

js. vjd.

Deed of acquittance by Richard, son of Richard de Gloucestre, late Alderman, for money, goods, &c., received from Sir John de Tierne, chaplain, William de Dorkynge, Sir John de Aldeborgh, chaplain, and William de Merstone, his father's executors. Dated at London in the Ward of Cornhulle, Tuesday after the Nativity B. M. [8 Sept.], 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1323].

Litera exec' test'i Ric'i de Glouc' per Walt' Waldeshef et Math' de Essex.

Letter of indemnity to the above executors by Walter Waldeshef and Matthew de Essex for having delivered the above money and goods. Dated ut supra.

Custodia fil' Joh'is Ballard.

Friday after the Feast of the Assumption B. M. [15 Aug.], 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1323], came Alice, late wife of John Ballard, "peleter," before Richard de Hakeneye, Alderman, and the Chamberlain, and acknowledged that she had received the sum of £30 to the use of Richard, son of the said John and Alice, aged five years, John, another son, aged two years, and of Cecilia, their daughter, aged eight years. Sureties for the said Alice, viz., William de Poumfreit, "peleter," and Walter de Oxon', "peleter." Thereupon the guardianship of the said children was entrusted to the said Alice by Nicholas de Farndone, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, &c.

Afterwards the above sureties came before Hamo de Chigewell, the Mayor, and asked to be relieved of their mainprise for that the said Alice had married Adam de Bokelond, "peleter," &c.

Folio cxlvii b.

Friday after the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.], 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1323], John le Palmere, brother of Henry le Palmere, vintner, attached to answer a charge of having broken a sequestration on his tavern at the Conduit made by Nicholas de Farndone, the Mayor, and of having sold wines there notwithstanding the Mayor's prohibition; and inasmuch as the said John could not deny the charge, he is committed to prison by the said Mayor, and Hamo de Chigewelle, Robert de Swalclife, R[oger] le Palmere, H[enry] de Seccheford, H[ugh] de Gartone, J[ohn] de Caustone, J[ohn] Priour, E[lias] de Suffolk, and Anketin de Gisorz, Aldermen, and he was placed in the custody of John de Oxenford, the Sheriff, &c.

Eleccio Joh'is de Graham Aldr'm Warde de Cornhull.

Monday after the Feast of St. Edmund the King [20 Nov.], 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1323], in the Husting for Pleas of Land, John de Graham, pepperer, elected and sworn Alderman of the Ward of Cornhulle after the decease of Richard de Gloucestre.

Compotus Andr' Horn Camerar

The Account of Andrew Horn, the Chamberlain of the Guildhall of the City of London, for all receipts, payments, and expenses by him made from Michaelmas, 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321], up to the Feast of the Translation of St. Edward the King [13 Oct.], 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1323], rendered before Reginald de Conduit and Anketin de Gisorz, Aldermen, William de Caustone and Henry Sterre, Commoners, appointed auditors by Nicholas de Farndone, the Mayor, and the Commonalty assembled at the Guildhall aforesaid on Thursday the Feast of St. Michael, 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1323].

Admissio Petri de Hungrie in servient' Camere.

Monday before the Feast of St. James [25 July], 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1323], in the Husting for Pleas of Land, Peter de Hungrie elected Serjeant of the Chamber and sworn, &c., in the presence of Hamo de Chiggewelle, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and Commonalty, &c.

Temp. Hamo de Chigewelle, Mayor, anno 17 Edward II.

Folio cxlviii.

Be it remembered that on Wednesday the morrow of St. Nicholas [6 Dec.], 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1323], Hamo de Chigewelle was sworn and admitted Mayor of London by the lord the King himself at the Exchequer at Westminster by royal commission here enrolled. (fn. 11)

Commissio H. de Chigewelle de Maioratu.

Letters patent addressed to the Aldermen, Sheriffs, and Commonalty of the City, notifying the appointment of Hamo de Chigewelle to the Mayoralty, and bidding due respect to be shown to him as Mayor. Dated at Ravenesdale, (fn. 12) 29 Nov., 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1323]. (fn. 13)

Adhuc de custodia pueror' Joh'is Ballard, peleter, de qua fit mencio in proximo fol' precedenti.

Exoneracio prior manucaptor' de illa custodia.

Friday after the Feast of St. Thomas [21 Dec.], 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1323], Adam de Bokland, "peleter," summoned by precept of Hamo de Chigewelle, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, to find sureties in the place of William de Pontefract and Walter de Oxon', who had formerly mainprised Alice, widow of John Ballard, and now wife of the said Adam, in respect of money left by the said John Ballard to Richard, John, and Cecilia his children. Sureties offered and approved, viz., Roger ate Sole, called "de Haverynge," and the aforesaid Adam. The former sureties discharged.

Breve R' pro tractatu ap' Westm' in oct' Sc'i Hillar'.

Writ to the Sheriffs of London for the election of two citizens to represent the City at a Parliament (colloquium et tractatum) to be held at Westminster, in the octave of St. Hillary [13 Jan.] next. Witness the King at Notyngham, 20 Nov., 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1323].

Folio cxlviii b.

Vacat.

Concessio placee carnificum apud Estchepe.

Saturday before the Feast of St. Thomas, Ap. [21 Dec.], 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1323], a certain place in the high street adjoining the wall of St. Michael's (fn. 14) Churchyard was granted by Hamo de Chigewelle, the Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, Robert de Swalclife, Reginald de Conduit, Richard de Hakeneie, Henry de Seccheford, Aldermen, and Andrew Horn, the Chamberlain, to Thomas de Bury, Druet Sharp, and William Knygth, butchers of Estchepe, for their lives at an annual rent of 15s.

Script' Burnetti Guillim per Robert' de Borham.

ijs. vjd.

Grant by Robert de Borham, purser (bursar'), to Burnet Guillim de Luca, citizen and apothecary of London, of a tenement in the parish of St. Benedict Shorhog, for a term of six years from Christmas, anno 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1323], at an annual rent of 8 marks. Witnesses, Hugh de Gartone, Henry le Paumer, Peter de Grenewich, Nicholas Guillim, Adam le Taillur, John Amiz, clerk, and others [not named]. Dated Saturday the eve of the Nativity of our Lord, the year aforesaid.

Folio cxlix.

Scriptum Benedicti de Normantone per Albredam Blunt.

Condonatur per Maiorem quia clericus Cancellar' d'ni Reg'.

Grant by Albreda la Blund de Fletestrete to Benedict de Normantone, clerk, of an annual quitrent of 18s. issuing from a tenement sometime the property of Reginald le Heymongere and Matilda his wife, in the parish of St. Dunstan West, situate near the tenements of Andrew [le] Hornere and William de Loughteburgh; to hold the same during the term of her life. Witnesses, William de Flete, William Passemer, Andrew le Hornere, Thomas Orgor, John le Fannere, Hugh le Armurer, John de Nevile, clerk, and others [not named]. Dated at Fletestrete, 28 Jan., 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1323-4].

Adhuc de Ponte.

Sex piscenar' jur' ad conservandum ordinacionem des Stokkes.

To the Husting for Pleas of Land held on Monday before the Feast of St. Valentine [14 Feb.], 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1323- 1324], came Robert atte Folde, Stephen de Wynton', Thomas de Hodesdone, Thomas Swetynge, Elias atte Folde, and Stephen de Hodesdone, attached by precept of Hamo de Chigewelle, the Mayor, at the suit of Roger atte Vigne and John Sterre, Wardens of London Bridge, to answer a charge of having again sold herring and other fish contrary to the ordinance made for the common good. They plead guilty, and promise to observe the ordinance in future, and further ask the Mayor and Aldermen to elect six men, fishmongers selling fish within the Stokkes, who shall see that the ordinance is kept. Thereupon the following were elected, viz., Robert atte Folde, Henry de Shorne, Robert le Hore, Stephen de Wynton', Simon Bakere, and Benedict de Shorne.

Folio cxlix b.

Quere plus de isto processu in tercio folio precedenti.

Monday before the Feast of St. Margaret the Virgin [20 July], 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1323], came the aforesaid Benedict [de Shorne] by summons, and, being charged in full Husting with having again transgressed in form aforesaid, denied the charge and demanded a jury. Precept was accordingly given to Ralph Borghard, Serjeant of the Chamber, to summon twelve good men of the neighbourhood of the house called "les Stokkes" for a certain day. The jury find the said Benedict guilty of selling fish outside his shop on his stall as charged. He was thereupon forbidden to do so in future on pain of losing his freedom.

Afterwards, viz., on Monday after the Feast of Translation of St. Edward [13 Oct.], 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1323], came the aforesaid Benedict by summons to the Husting for Common Pleas to answer a similar charge, to which he replied that he did and would continue to sell fish contrary to the ordinance. Precept was therefore given to Thomas de Bedewell, serjeant to John de Oxenford, the Sheriff, to distrain the said Benedict for appearance to hear judgment, &c.

Amissio libertat' Benedicti de Shorne, etc.

Thursday after the Feast of St. Valentine [14 Feb.], 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1323-4], came the above Benedict before Hamo de Chigewelle, the Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, Robert de Swalclif, Richard de Betoigne, and Henry de Seccheford, Aldermen, and of his own accord renounced his freedom. He and his are therefore strangers, &c., and order was given on the part of the Mayor and Commonalty that he should not traffic in the City in future as a freeman, under penalty.

Restitucio libert' Benedicti de Shorne.

Afterwards, viz., on Tuesday before the Feast of St. Peter in Cathedra [22 Feb.], 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1323-4], in the Husting for Common Pleas, the said Benedict was permitted to recover the freedom of the City and to hold the same during good behaviour, and thereto was sworn. (fn. 15)

Custodia Isabelle filie Will'i ate Conduyt.

Monday after the Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May], 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1324], the guardianship of Isabella, daughter of William ate Conduyt, aged nine years, entrusted to John Priour, (fn. 16) senior, by Hamo de Chigewelle, the Mayor, Robert de Swalclife, Anketin de Gisorz, Henry de Seccheford, Richard de Hakeneie, John Poyntel, Roger le Palmere, Hugh de Gartone, John de Prestone, John Hauteyn, John Cotun, and John de Caustone, Aldermen, together with the sum of £23 received from Juliana, widow and executrix of Robert de Piphurst, in trust for the said child.

A bond entered into by Robert de Piphurst, Gilbert de Lesnes, and Thomas Rys in the sum of £20 cancelled.

Folio cl.

Script' Ferandi Manjon per Walt'm de Canefeld.

ijs. vjd.

Lease by Walter de Canefeld to Ferand "Manjon" of a brewhouse formerly held by Robert de Stratford, cordwainer, in the parish of St. Nicholas Hacon, for a term of fourteen years from Christmas, 17 Edward II., charged with an annual payment of 12s. 6d. for four years to the Prioress and Nuns of Holiwell. Witnesses, Hamo de Chigewelle, the Mayor, John de Oxon' and Adam de Salesberi, the Sheriffs, Roger de Frowyk, Alderman of the Ward, (fn. 17) Hugh de Gartone, John de Caustone, Robert de Stratford, Roger de Notyngham, William de Saumford, Thomas de Coventre, John Amiz, clerk, and others [not named]. Dated Saturday the eve of Christmas, 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1323].

Folio cl b.

De les Stokkes.

Confirmation under the Common Seal of the City by Hamo de Chigewell, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and the whole Commonalty, of the maintenance of the Stocks Market for the sale of meat and fish, the rents issuing from the same to be devoted to the maintenance of London Bridge, as formerly established by Henry le Galeis. Dated at the Guildhall, Saturday after the Feast of St. Valentine [14 Feb.], 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1323-4]. (fn. 18)

Custodia Thome fil' Gilberti de Tauntone.

Wednesday before the Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May], 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1324], the guardianship of Thomas, son of Gilbert de Tauntone, aged six years, entrusted to Henry de Seccheford, Alderman, by Hamo de Chiggewelle, the Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, Robert de Swalclife, John Priour, and other Aldermen [not named].

Footnotes

1 This writ and the reply which follows are printed from the LetterBook in Palgrave's 'Parl. Writs,' vol. ii. pt. ii. p. 270. The Parliament, which was to have met at Ripon on the 14th Nov., had to be transferred to York. Stubbs, 'Const. Hist.,' ii. 353.
2 This Parliament granted a tenth from the barons and shires and a sixth from the towns. Stubbs, 'Const. Hist.,' ii. 353 n.
3 Or "Chaam." The will of Margery Lucas was proved and enrolled in the Husting in Feb., 1314. 'Cal. of Wills,' i. 245.
4 Cornhill Ward.
5 Mid-Lent or Mothering Sunday, so called from the custom of visiting parents on that day.
6 Sienna.
7 On the 4th April the King had summoned Hamode Chigwelle, the Mayor, and the Aldermen to Westminster, when he deposed the Mayor and appointed Nicholas de Farndone in his place. Farndone remained in office until the following December, when Chigwelle again succeeded to the Mayoralty. See 'Cal. Letter-Book D,' p. 32; cf. infra, p. 183.
8 A fortnight after his being deprived of the Mayoralty, Chigwelle was again summoned to appear before the King, and with him Hamo Godchep, Edmund Lambyn, and Roger le Palmere. They were to all intents and purposes made prisoners and compelled to follow the King and his Court to York. 'Chron. Edward I. and II.,' 1. 305.
9 Cf. 'Liber Cust.,' i. 275 et seq., where, however, the confirmation by Chigwelle of the ordinance made by Waleys is dated anno 17 Edward II.; and both are confirmed by letters patent of Edward II., the same year. Cf. infra, fo. cl b.
10 No such record is to be found in the series of Rolls of the Court of Husting confined to the enrolment of Deeds and Wills.
11 He had (as already noted, supra, p. 179n.) been removed from the Mayoralty by the King in the previous April, and made to keep close attendance on the King and his Court.
12 Co. Derby.
13 Rymer's 'Fodera,' vol. ii. pt. i. p. 539.
14 Probably St. Michael, Crooked Lane.
15 Struck out, the reader's attention being drawn in a note to the freedom having been annulled later on (vide infra, p. 191).
16 He had married Idonea, widow of William de Conduyt. Vide supra, pp. 76-7.
17 Langbourn Ward.
18 Printed in 'Liber Cust.,' i. 275- 278. Cf. supra, p. 180n.