Folios cli -clx
Feb 1323-4 -

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Reginald R. Sharpe (editor)

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1903

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'Folios cli -clx: Feb 1323-4 -', Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: E: 1314-1337 (1903), pp. 186-202. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33110 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Folio cli.

Be it remembered that on Saturday before the Feast of St. Peter in Cathedra [22 Feb.], 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1323-4], Hamo de Chigewelle, the Mayor, Robert de Swalclife, Richard de Betoigne, Roger le Palmere, Henry de Seccheford, John Poyntel, John de Grantham, Roger de Frowik, and John Cotun, Aldermen, and four men from each Ward being assembled at the Guildhall, it was agreed that £300 ought to be assessed in the City, in each Ward, with as little hurt as possible, in manner following, viz., that the Mayor should summon before him and the Aldermen good men of each Ward as might seem most expedient against Monday next for the purpose of fixing a sum to be assessed in each Ward. On the day named there came the aforesaid Mayor, Robert de Swalclife, Richard de Betoigne, Nicholas de Farndone, Roger le Palmere, Richard Costantyn, Roger de Frowik, John de Grantham, John Poyntel, Richard de Hakeneie, Henry de Seccheford, and Edmund Lambyn, Aldermen, and good men from each Ward summoned thereto, and they fixed the sum to be assessed and levied on each Ward as follows:-

The Ward of Chepe, 40 marks; Farndone Within and Without, 40 marks; Cordewanerstrete, 40 marks; Vintry, 25 marks; Bredstrete, 25 marks; Queenhithe, 20 marks; Crepelgate Within and Without, 25 marks; Castlebaynard, 100s.; Colemanstrete, 100s.; Aldresgate, £4; Bassieshaghe, 60s.; Douuegate, 40 marks; Walebroke, 40 marks; Bradestrete, 12½ marks; Tower, 40 marks; Billyngesgate, 25 marks; Bridge, 20 marks; Candelwikstrete, £10; Langbourne, 12½ marks; Cornhulle, 100s. (paid and they are quit); Alegate, 30s.; Bisshopesgate, 60s.; Lymstrete, 1 mark; Portsoken, 40s.

Total, £309 3s. 4d.

And they ordered that from the aforesaid money presents should be sent to the King, the Queen, and other great men, &c., and the debts of the City paid.

Monday after the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 18 Edward II. [A.D. 1324-5], the guardianship of Thomas, son of Gilbert de Tauntone, aged seven years, entrusted to William Pikerel, saddler, by Hamo de Chiggewelle, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, together with property comprising a silver cup weighing 15s. 6d.; nine silver spoons with......at their ends (cum acris in fine), weighing 7s. 9d.; a brass pot of the value of 16d.; a dish and ewer of the value of 3s.; a gilt girdle of the value of 2s.; and an "alewer" (fn. 1) of the value of 2s. Sureties, viz., Ralph de Blithe and Robert de Bristowe, saddlers, Richard de Shoresdich, goldsmith, and Walter le Keu, "lorymer."

Afterwards, viz., on Wednesday after the Feast of St. Lucia [13 Dec.], 13 Edward III. [A.D. 1339], the aforesaid Thomas came, and in the presence of Andrew Aubry, the Mayor, and Roger Depham and Richard Lacer, Aldermen, acknowledged satisfaction of his property.

Folio cli b.

Writ to the Sheriffs of London to attach John de Cotun, "peleter," and Adam de Exeter, vintner, to appear before the King in the quinzaine of Easter to answer a charge of conspiracy and of having caused Nicholas de Whittone to be indicted on false charges. Witness the King at Fulham, 25 Feb., 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1323-4].

The said Sheriffs to take security of half a mark from the said Nicholas to the King's use for the above writ.

Pledges for the prosecution, viz., Thomas de Litlyngtone, vintner, and Adam de Berewik, "taillur."

Return made by Adam de Sarum, Sheriff, to the effect that John de Cotun had been attached by John de Honilane and Richard de Stykeneie, and Adam de Exeter, vintner, by Thomas de Bredstrete and John Sewal.

Recordum coram d'no R'.

Libertas alloc' quod nullus placitet extra muros civitatis, etc.

Pleas before the lord the King at Westminster, in the quinzaine of Easter, 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1324]:-John de Cotoun, "peleter," attached to answer Nicholas de Whittone, "peleter," on a charge of having forcibly taken the said Nicholas, with swords, bows, and arrows, on Friday after the Feast of St. Andrew [30 Nov.], 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1323], and kept him in prison eight weeks. The said John appears, and the Mayor and Commonalty, by William de Borgh, their attorney, claim the franchise granted by King Henry, the King's ancestor, and confirmed by the present King by charter dated at York, 8 June, 12 Edward II., viz., that citizens of London should not plead without the City's walls except in certain specified cases, &c. (fn. 2) The claim allowed, a writ to that effect being sent to Geoffrey Lescrop and his fellow-justices, dated at Westminster, 5 May, 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1324], and the Mayor and Commonalty appoint a day for hearing the matter at the Guildhall.

Folio clii.

Recordum cor' d'no R'.

Pleas before the lord the King at Westminster, Easter Term, anno 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1324]:-Hugh de Gartone, John Somer, Henry Cheyni, Simon Hawes, "apprentiz" of "Gartone," William le Heaubergier, and Robert le Goldbeter, in mercy.

Libertas allocata ut supra.

The said Hugh and others attached to answer Thomas de Cauntebrigge and Alice his wife on a charge of having, in conjunction with Nicholas le Clerk, "ceynturer," and John de Stayntone, forcibly entered the house of the said Alice and carried away goods of the value of £200. The Mayor and Commonalty put in the same claim as above, and it is allowed. Thereupon a day for hearing the matter at the Guildhall is named.

Folios clii b.

Deed of confirmation under the Common Seal of the City of the Stocks Market as founded by Henry le Waleis. Dated at the Guildhall, in the presence of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty, Saturday after the Feast of St. Valentine [14 Feb.], 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1323-4]. (fn. 3)

Folio cliii.

Letters patent confirming the above. Witness the King at the Tower of London, 16 June, 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1324].

Afterwards, viz., on Thursday before the Feast [of the Translation] of St. Thomas the Martyr [7 July], 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1324], Hamo de Chigwelle, the Mayor, Adam de Salesbire and John de Oxon', Sheriffs and Aldermen, went to the house called "les Stokkes," and, summoning the fishmongers standing there, caused the above charter to be read, and forbade them to sell any fish thenceforth without the said house.

Afterwards, viz., on the following Friday, came John Sterre and Roger atte Vigne, Wardens of the Bridge, and complained that, notwithstanding the above prohibition, Benedict de Shorne, fishmonger, had exposed fish for sale in his shop and on a stall outside his shop. Thereupon precept issued to Peter de Hungrie, Serjeant of the Chamber, to seize the fish, and the said Benedict was summoned to answer for his conduct. Inasmuch as he had no defence, the fish were confiscated.

Afterwards, viz., on Monday before the Feast of St. Margaret [20 July], a similar charge being brought against the said Benedict, he pleads not guilty and demands a jury.

Folio cliii b.

Scriptum Barth'i de Honilane per Joh'em de Wautone et Elen' ux' ejus.

ijs. vjd.

Lease by Sir John de Wautone, Knt., and Dame Elena his wife to Bartholomew de Honilane, vintner, of a messuage in the parish of St. Mary de Stanyngelane lately held by Sir Bartholomew de Enefeld, husband of the aforesaid Elena; to hold during the lifetime of the said Elena (fn. 4) at an annual rent of £4. Witnesses, Matthew de Essex, Stephen de Bercote, Reginald "du" Conduit, Richard But, John de Burgoyne, Thomas de Hameldene, and others [not named]. Dated 1 July, 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1324].

Script' Rob'ti de "Moundene" per Laur' le Bret et Joh'm ux' eius.

ijs. vjd.

Deed of covenant between Robert de "Mundene" on the one part and Laurence, son of Philip le Bret, and Johanna, wife of the said Laurence, on the other part, touching the tenure of a mansion situate near the churchyard of St. Nicholas Olaf, let by the said Laurence and Johanna to the said Robert for a term of years. Dated Saturday the Feast [of the Translation] of St. Thomas the Martyr [7 July], 18 Edward II. [A.D. 1325].

Folio cliv.

Acquietanc' Pet' fil' Warini Cullul per Steph' Dabyndon'.

ijs. vjd.

A general acquittance by Stephen de Abyndone, son of Simon "Dabyndone," late draper, to Peter, son of Warin Cullul de Goseberdkirk, (fn. 5) called "Dabyndone," late apprentice to the aforesaid Simon, who had conveyed his apprenticeship to the said Stephen by will. Witnesses, Henry Darci, Simon Swanlond, John de Nunnes, John de Pulteneie, John de Swanlond, Geoffrey le Botel[er], Roger the clerk, and others [not named]. Dated Monday before the Feast of St. James, Ap. [25 July], 18 Edward II. [A.D. 1324].

Abjudicacio Benedicti de Shorne alias a libertate.

Tuesday before the Feast of St. James, Ap. [25 July], in the Husting for Common Pleas, there came Benedict [de Shorne] as well as Elias de Thorp and other jurors on the panel [not named], who found the said Benedict guilty of selling fish contrary to the ordinance. He was therefore condemned to forfeit his freedom, and thenceforth to be treated as a stranger in matters of custom levied by the Sheriffs; and a precept was issued to Andrew Horn, the Chamberlain, to confiscate to the use of the Commonalty such property of the said Benedict as should be found exposed for sale without custom paid.

Restitucio Benedicti de Shorne tercio in libertatem.

Afterwards, viz., on Wednesday after the Feast of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.], 18 Edward II. [A.D. 1324], the above Benedict was restored to the freedom of the City in the presence of Hamo de Chigewelle, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, at the instance of Sir Edward, the Earl of Chester, (fn. 6) to enjoy the same during good behaviour.

Folio cliv b.

Script' Ric'i de Pelham per Will'm de Hallyngburi et ux' ejus.

ijs. vjd.

Defeasance of a grant by William de Hallyngburi and Agnes his wife to Richard de Pelham, vintner, and Katherine his wife of a certain tenement at Douegate in the parish of All Hallows the Great (magni), on condition that the said Richard and Katherine enjoy peaceable possession of the same for a term of six years, and are paid the sum of £10, in which the said William and Agnes stood bound by a recognizance at the end of the term. Witnesses, Stephen de Prestone, Henry de Prestone, Thomas de Spayne, Gregory de Fulham, Thomas de Eu, Robert de Barsham, and others [not named]. Dated Saturday the eve of the Nativity of St. John Bapt. [24 June], 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1324].

Script' Reginaldi de Conductu per Ferandum Manion.

Recognizance of debt of £10 due by Ferand Manion of Spain, citizen of London, to Reginald de Conduit, Alderman. Dated at London, Tuesday before the Nativity B. M. [8 Sept.], 18 Edward II. [A.D. 1324].

Nil quia Aldr'.

The above recognizance read and acknowledged before John Priour, Alderman, and the Chamberlain on Tuesday after the Feast of Decollation of St. John Bapt. [29 Aug.], 18 Edward II. [A.D. 1324].

Folio clv.

Breve Reg' ad venire faciend' ccc homines pedites armatos apud Portesmuth.

Writ to the Mayor, Sheriffs, good men, and the whole Commonalty of the City of London, bidding them raise 300 footsoldiers furnished with aketons, "hauberjouns," bacinets, gaunt lets, &c., and dispatch them to Portsmouth, where a fleet had been ordered to assemble on Monday after the Feast of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.] next, in order to protect the realm against the King of France, who was preparing a great army to recover the Duchy of Aquitaine. Witness the King at Henle, 8 Aug., 18 Edward II. [A.D. 1324].

Script' Joh'is de Warefeld per Will' de "Beuchaump."

ijs. vjd.

Lease by William de "Beauchamp" and Matilda his wife, widow of Walter Bachel', to John de Warefeld of a messuage in St. Botolph Lane, in the parish of St. George de Estchepe, situate near the tenements of William Pykeman and John Croshe; to hold for a term of fifteen years from Michaelmas next. Witnesses, John Sterre, John Croshe, John Saleman, John Youn, &c. Dated Saturday after the Feast of the Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.], 18 Edward II. [A.D. 1324].

Folio clv b.

Custodia puer' Philippi de Garscherche.

Wednesday after the Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct.], 18 Edward II. [A.D. 1324], the guardianship of Alice, Isabella, and Johanna, daughters of Philip le Taverner de Garscherche, committed by Hamo de Chigewelle, [the Mayor], and the Aldermen, with the assent of William de Staneford, executor of the said Philip and of Margery Drynkewater his late wife, to John Ingelard, called "de Warle," together with the sum of £21 belonging to the said children. Surety, viz., James Beauflower.

Wednesday after the Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct.], 18 Edward II. [A.D. 1324], the guardianship of William, son of the above Philip le Taverner, committed to William Herlizon. Surety, viz., John Flemynge.

Afterwards, viz., on Friday before Christmas, 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328], came Alice, wife of John Ingelard, called "de Warle," to whom the guardianship of Alice, Isabella, and Johanna, daughters of Philip le Taverner, had been recently committed, before John de Grantham, the Mayor, Gregory de Nortone, Reginald de Conduit, Thomas de Leyre, Aldermen, and Henry de Secheford, the Chamberlain, and bound herself in the same manner as John her husband stood bound.

Afterwards, viz., on Saturday the eve of Pentecost [24 May], anno 7 Edward III. [A.D. 1333], came the above Alice, being sixteen years of age, before John de Prestone, the Mayor, Henry Darci, John de Oxford, and Henry de Secheford, Aldermen, and acknowledged satisfaction for 10 marks and a silver cup left to her by her father, and quitclaimed the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty as well as Alice, wife of John Ingelard.

Concessio quarumdam placear' terre facta Petro de Staundone un' xijd. de redditu.

Be it remembered that on Tuesday after the Feast of the Nativity B. M. [8 Sept.], 18 Edward II. [A.D. 1324], with the assent of Hamo de Chigewelle, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and Andrew Horn, the Chamberlain, on behalf of the Commonalty, a certain plot of land situate near the City Wall, and extending towards the King's garden on the south and the open ground (fn. 7) (le Purale) near the aforesaid wall towards the north, was granted to Peter de Staundone, blader, as well as another plot adjacent to the houses of the said Peter; to hold the same for ever at an annual rent of 12 pence, subject to a right of re-entry on the part of the Commonalty in time of disturbance.

Concessio heremitagii Petro de Staundone Reddendo xs.

Afterwards, in the Husting for Common Pleas held on Monday the eve of St. James, Ap. [25 July], 19 Edward II. [A.D. 1325], the garden on the south side of Alegate, called the "Hermitage," and held by Roger ate Watre, serjeant, was granted to Peter de Staundone aforesaid, to hold for life, he paying to the Commonalty an annual rent of 10s. subject to conditions ut supra. (fn. 8)

Folio clvi.

Scriptum Will'i de Cheiham et Agn' ux' ejus per Rob'tum "Sely" et Joh'am ux' ejus.

ijs. vjd.

Lease by Robert "Sali" and Johanna his wife to William de Cheiham and Agnes his wife of a brewhouse, shop, and a certain house called "Zylynghous," situate near the tenement of Reginald de Conduit in Bread Street, in the parish of All Hallows, for a term of twenty-four years from Michaelmas last, charged with the annual payment of 10s. to the Prior and Convent of the church of St. Bartholomew de Smethefeld, 10s. to Elias de Suffolk, 8s. to the church of St. Thomas de Acon, and 5s. towards a chantry in the church of All Hallows de Bredstrete. Witnesses, Thomas le Barber, Thomas de Wight, John de Bredstrete, John de Tiffeld, William atte Rothe, Hugh de Depedene, and others [not named]. Dated Tuesday before the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], 18 Edward II. [A.D. 1324].

Folio clvi b.

Be it remembered that Roger de Ely and John de Grantham, Sheriffs of London anno 16 Edward II., had an allowance on their account at the Exchequer of £53 12s. 5d. paid to the Mayor and citizens by three letters under the Common Seal, in part receipt of £1,000 lent to the King by the Mayor and citizens anno 10, as appears by the same letters, and this sum was deducted in expenses incurred on the business of the City, as appears by the following particulars:-

Costs and expenses incurred on expediting the City's business, viz., for obtaining allowance of sums of money which the King owed the citizens on divers accounts amounting to £218 2s. 6d. And likewise for obtaining allowance of £31 14s. 7½d., exacted in the Pipe from the citizens for divers debts.

Firstly, to Sir Walter de Norwych for a swan and six capons sent to him at Christmas, anno 17 [Edward II.], 6s. 6d. Item to the same at Easter following, viz., for a carcase of beef 18s. Item for a pig 5s. Item for a calf 4s. Item for a dozen capons 5s. 6d., and carriage 4d. And for a certain present to him by the hands of Sir Hamo de Chigewelle, the Mayor, viz., a silvergilt water dish weighing 26s. 6d., and a certain other jewel worth 40s. Total, 105s. 10d.

Item to William de Everdone (fn. 9) at Christmas aforesaid twelve salt fish worth 4s.; and to the same at another time a swan and six conies worth 7s. To the same at another time on behalf of the Mayor and Commonalty, by the hands of Hugh de Waltham and Bartholomew, clerk to the Mayor, 100s. in money numbered. Item to the prothonotary of the Exchequer by a certain gift presented to him, 100s.

Item to Sir William de Fulbourne, Baron of the Exchequer, at Christmas twenty salt fish worth 6s. Item a cap of "Bevre" well lined with cloth of "sharlet," 7s. 6d., and to the same in bread, wine, poultry, and the like, per vices et particulas, 5s. Total, 18s. 6d.

Item to Hugh de Colwyk, Clerk of the Exchequer, in money numbered, on one occasion 10s.; and on another occasion, in the presence of the Mayor in the Chamber of the Guildhall, 40s. Item to William de Stowe, another Clerk of the Exchequer, by a dish and ewer and a pair of "trenchours," half a mark. Item to a certain other Clerk of the Exchequer 10s. Item by divers expenses made among the members of the Court (socios Curie), at divers times and divers particulars, 10s.

Item to Sir William de Herlastone, Clerk of the Chancery, for drawing and dispatching divers writs to the Treasurer and Barons of the Exchequer, and also to the Chamberlain of the Exchequer and others, for the said business and other business of the City, 20s. Item to Elias, clerk to the said Sir William, for his trouble, half a mark. Item in money given to divers doorkeepers of the Exchequer 7s. 5d. Item in gloves bought to be given to divers assistants, per vices, 3s.

Total, 113s. 9d.

Item in money given to a certain Matthew de Crawethorpe, Clerk of the Crown under Sir Ralph de Bereford, (fn. 10) at the last Iter at the Tower, anno 13 Edward II., (fn. 11) for relieving the citizens of a fine of £20, for which they were amerced on account of John Adrien and Walter le Engleis, formerly Sheriffs, (fn. 12) for the escape of Ralph, late valet of Reginald de Laufare, a serjeant of the City, 40s. Item to a certain John, clerk to the said Sir Ralph, for expediting the same business, one mark. Item to two other clerks of the same one mark. Total, 66s. 8d.

Folio clvii.

Item in money delivered to the said Hamo de Chigewelle, the Mayor, for paying and acquitting citizens with certain serjeants of the Court who take divers fees from the said citizens, viz., to Gilbert de "Toudeby" and others, £15; viz., to the said Gilbert 4 marks, to William de Devom 40s., John de Devom 4 marks, John de Shardelowe 40s., Nicholas Fastolf 40s., the King's Serjeants at Arms 40s., a valet of the King's chamber half a mark; for a cap of "Bevers" lined with green velvet, given to the King's Steward, 12s., and in other petty expenses on the City's business, 14s. Item in money paid to John de Grantham, spicer, for a debt in which the Commonalty of London stood bound to him, £7 16s. 8d. Item to Gregory atte Shyre in part payment of his fee due 40s. Item in money paid to Hugh de Waltham, the Common Clerk of the City, for his trouble in obtaining the aforesaid allowances, 60s. Total, £12 16s. 8d.

Sum total of the above, £53 12s. 5d.

Comp' Andr' Horn Camer'.

The account of Andrew Horn, the Chamberlain of the Guildhall, rendered before Nicholas de Farndone, Reginald de Conduit, Anketin de Gisorz, and Roger le Palmere, Aldermen, auditors elected by the Mayor and Commonalty in the Husting of London for Common Pleas held on Monday next after the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.], 18 Edward II. [A.D. 1324], of all receipts, charges, and expenses made by the said Andrew from the Feast of the Translation of St. Edward, K. [13 Oct.], 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1323], to the Feast of St. Martin aforesaid, anno 18.

Breve R' miss quod blada nimis non caristiantur contra adventum R' et procerum.

Writ to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Sheriffs of the City that they see that the price of corn be not enhanced at the King's coming into the City, in consequence of merchants having hoarded large quantities of corn imported into the City from Flanders. Dated at Beaulieu (Bellum locum Regis), 18 April, 18 Edward II. [A.D. 1325]. (fn. 13)

Pursuant to the above writ Hamo de Chigwelle, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and the Sheriffs, summoned before them John Vyncent, then bailiff of Byllyngesgate, John de Wymondeham, Gilbert Shouk, John de Mokkynge de Somersete, and John Saleman, living in that neighbourhood, Robert de Wengrave, bailiff of Queenhithe, John Fraunceis, Roger le Joignour, Philip Balom, and William de Kele, of that neighbourhood, John de Kyngestone, Ralph de Blithe, William le Kyng, and Walter le Kyng, of the neighbourhood of the Friars Minors, Walter de Stebenhethe, Adam "in the lane," William de Saunford, and John de Surreie, tapicer, of the neighbourhood of Grascherche, John le Barber, Warden of Ludgate, William de Wynchestre, Warden of Neugate, John de Mymmes, Warden of Crepelgate, Hugh le Chaundeler, Warden of Bisshopesgate, Simon le Hodere, Warden of Alegate, and William le Chaundeler, Warden of Aldresgate, and caused them to swear that the water bailiffs and those living in the neighbourhood would not permit any one to carry corn out of the City for sale to any one whomsoever, and that those at Grascherche and the Friars Minors would not allow freemen and strangers to stand together, but separately, nor to sell before Prime sounded at St. Paul's, and not openly (fn. 14) (non par mostrisons), unless it be corn in the market for sale.

Folio clvii b.

Script' Hugonis Curteis et Matild' ux' ejus per Simonem Simeon et Agn' ux' ejus.

ijs. vjd.

Lease by Simon Symeon and Agnes his wife to Hugh Curteis, tailor, and Matilda his wife, of a house in the parish of St. Margaret Patyns, situate near the tenement of Thomas Prentiz, to hold the same for a term of nine years from Michaelmas, paying annually to the Hospital of St. Katherine, near London, 17s. Witnesses, Hamo de Chigewelle, the Mayor, John de Caustone and Benedict de Fulsham, the Sheriffs, Simon de Canterbury, carpenter (?), Wymund Brother, William de Braie, John Joie, William Alisaundre, Walter Joie, Richard le Mitere, and many others [not named]. Dated Saturday the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 18 Edward II. [A.D. 1324].

Acknowledged on Wednesday before the Feast of St. Thomas, Ap. [21 Dec.], 18 Edward II. [A.D. 1324].

Folio clviii.

Script' oblig' Joh'is de Olneie militis per Walter' le Foundour.

Bond entered into by Walter le Founder in the sum of 100 marks due to Sir John de Olneie, Knt. Dated Friday before the Feast of the Purification B. M. [2 Feb.], 18 Edward II. [A.D. 1324-5].

ijs. vjd.

Afterwards, viz., on Tuesday after the Feast of the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr [7 July], 19 Edward II. [A.D. 1325], the said Walter came before Henry de Sechford, Alderman, and the Chamberlain and paid and is quit.

Script' predicti Joh' de Olneie per predictum Walterum le Foundour.

ijs. vjd.

Defeasance of the above bond covenanted by Sir John de Olneie, Knt., on condition of his being relieved of certain payments to Nicholas Fouke de Etone and Avice his wife for their lives with remainder to Johanna, late wife of William Gratefige, for her life, charged on tenements in Sopereslane in the parish of St. Pancras granted to the said Sir John by the above Walter le Foundour. Dated Sunday after the Feast of the Purification [2 Feb.], 18 Edward II. [A.D. 1324-5].

Litera acquiet' exec' test'i Agn' de Stanes per Gilb' fil' predicte Agnetis.

Acquittance by Gilbert, son of Alan de Brauncestre and of Agnes de Stanes his wife, to Gilbert de Lesnes and John de Dallynge, junior, executors of the said Agnes, for property left to him by his mother. (fn. 15) Witnesses, Hugh de Gartone, Hugh de Waltham, Andrew Horn, then Chamberlain of the Guildhall, John de Eylesham, Robert de Hakebourne, Nicholas de Caustone, and others [not named]. Dated Friday the Feast of St. Peter in Cathedra [22 Feb.], 18 Edward II. [A.D. 1324-5].

Thereupon came the aforesaid Gilbert and Richard Godefrei, called "le Joignour," whose daughter he had married, before Hamo de Chigewelle, the Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone and Robert de Swalclif, Aldermen, and the Chamberlain, and the said Richard covenanted under bond that the said Gilbert should give an acquittance similar to the above when he should come of age. And this seemed to the Court necessary, inasmuch as the said Gilbert was not yet of full age, &c.

Folio clviii b.

Debita que Joh'es de Triple debet communitati Lond'.

Account of money due to the City from John de Triple, amounting to £53 16s. 8d., on divers assessments, among them being an assessment for an aid in payment of expenses incurred on the Queen's first coming into England and on the Coronation, anno 1 Edward II., an assessment for a present of £100 made to the King and Queen, anno 10 Edward II., and an assessment for the tallage of 2,000 marks granted to the King in Scotland.

Acquittance by Andrew Horn, the Chamberlain, for the sum of £20 received from John de Charletone, Albertin Rogeri, and Henry Darci, executors of the above John de Triple. In witness whereof Hamo de Chigewell, the Mayor, set the seal of the Mayoralty to these presents together with the seal of the Chamber of the Guildhall. Dated Saturday after the Feast of St. Mark [25 April], 18 Edward II. [A.D. 1325].

Custodia puer' Henr' Burel.

Wednesday after the Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May], 18 Edward II. [A.D. 1325], the guardianship of John, son of Henry Burel, mercer, aged one year, and of a certain infant now called John, mentioned in the will of the said Henry, (fn. 16) aged eight weeks, committed to John Somer, mercer, by Hamo de Chigewelle, the Mayor, Roger le Palmere and Robert Sely, Aldermen, together with a shop in the great seld (fn. 17) and a sum of £22 belonging to the said children. The said John Somer to continue guardian of the same until they come of age, unless the Mayor and Aldermen for the time being desire to recover the guardianship or the said guardian willingly surrender his trust to the Court. Sureties, viz., William Pikerel, saddler, John de Bredstrete, and Hugh de Depedene.

And be it known that afterwards, on the death of the aforesaid John Somer, the guardianship aforesaid was committed to John de Dallinge, junior, as appears infra on fo. clxix.

Folio clix.

Scriptum Ade Pykeman per Will' Botel' et Agn' ux' ejus.

ijs. vjd.

Lease by William Botel' and Agnes his wife to Adam Pikeman, fishmonger, of houses in the parish of St. Margaret de Briggestrete, situate near the tenements of Robert Austin, Henry Lambyn, Philip Lucas, and Salamon Ragoun; to hold the same from Easter [A.D. 1325] to the following Midsummer Day, and from that day for a term of ten years, charged with the annual payment of 2 marks to William Lambyn, 7s. to the Hospital of St. Giles, 16d. to the Chapter of St. Paul's, and 9d. to Christchurch, Canterbury. Witnesses, Hamo de Chigewelle, the Mayor, John de Caustone and Benedict de Fulsham, the Sheriffs, Robert de Swalclif, Alderman of the Ward, (fn. 18) Andrew Horn, the Chamberlain, John Sterre, Philip Lucas, Richard Horn, William Lambyn, William Crosh', Hugh de Mockynge, Salamon Ragoun, and others [not named]. Dated Wednesday after the Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May], 18 Edward II. [A.D. 1325].

Thursday before the Feast of Pentecost [4 June], 9 Edward III. [A.D. 1335], came Alice de Warlee, wife of John Ingelard and relict of Philip de Graschurch, and Isabella, daughter of the said Philip, before Reginald de Conduit, the Mayor, Gregory de Nortone, John de Grantham, John de Prestone, Henry Darcy, Richard de Hakeneye, Henry de Combemartyn, Richard le Lacer, John de Caustone, William de Caustone, Andrew Aubrey, John Hamond, Aldermen, and Henry de Secheford, the Chamberlain, and prayed that a sum of 10½ marks bequeathed to the said Isabella by her father, and now in the custody of the said Alice, as appears supra, (fn. 19) might be paid for the maintenance of the said Isabella and for teaching her a trade as an apprentice. The petition granted.

Folio clix b.

De conservacione ordinacionis facta pro Ponte etc. sub pena d'i marc'.

Monday after the Feast of St. John ante portam Latinam [6 May], 18 Edward II. [A.D. 1325], Robert ate Folde, Benedict de Shorne, John Thurgod, Robert le Hore, Stephen de Hoddesdone, Stephen ate Stoples, Elias ate Folde, and Thomas Swetyngge, fishmongers at "les Stokkes," attached to answer a plea that whereas the King Edward I. had permitted Henry le Waleis, then Mayor, and the Commonalty of the City to build a certain place adjacent to the wall of the churchyard of the church of Wolcherchehaghe, and to let it out for rents for the maintenance of London Bridge, and the said Mayor and Commonalty had built a house thereon and had called it "les Stokkes" as a market for flesh and fish, and likewise had ordained that butchers and fishmongers should sell their commodities there and nowhere else except in places of old prescribed, (fn. 20) and the above ordinance had been confirmed by the present King (fn. 21) -they the said Robert ate Folde and the rest had acted contrary to the said ordinance. The defendants plead guilty and promise not to act contrary to the ordinance in future on pain of a fine of half a mark for each day they offend.

Admissio Joh'is de Totenham carpentar' ad conservand' assisas Civitatis.

Wednesday after the Feast of St. John Bapt. [24 June], 18 Edward II. [A.D. 1325], John de Totenham, carpenter, admitted and sworn before Hamo de Chigewelle, the Mayor, Roger le Palmere, John de Grantham, Richard de Hakeneie, and Henry de Seccheford, Aldermen, John de Caustone, Sheriff, Thomas de Evenesfeld, Robert le Bret, goldsmith, and John de Castelacre, commoners, to keep the assizes in the City between neighbours, and adjudicate upon partition of houses, land, &c., when called upon, in the place of Adam de Rothynge, carpenter, deceased.

Folio clx.

Breve d'ni Regis ad audiend' et terminand' etc.

Writ to the Sheriffs of London notifying the appointment of commissioners, viz., Thomas Blount, Roger Beler, and Simon Croiser, to inquire into an assault alleged to have been made upon Henry de Palyntone in the house of Robert de Gonebi in Fletestrete, by Adam Brabazoun, William de Hakeneye, William de Neuport, William de Sandale, John Tornegold, John de Reveham, William Trigge, Henry "Greynge," (fn. 22) Walter, son of John le Mazerer, William de Berkynge, "pessoners," John de Boxelee, John Jonesman (fn. 23) de Boxele, Robert de Ledburi, Thomas de Shene, Henry de Massheburi, Richard de Gisorz, John Turkild, William Monami, William de Ware, Andrew de Northfolk, Henry de la Keche, Walter de Eli, and William de Reveham. Dated at Westminster, 12 June, 18 Edward II. [A.D. 1325].

Similar writs on behalf of John de Palyntone, Thomas de Palyntone, and Robert le Yreis against the same.

Folio clx b.

26 June, 19 Edward II. [A.D. 1326], came Hamo de Chigwelle, the Mayor, Robert de Swalclive, Henry de Seccheford, John de Oxon', and Adam de Sarum, Aldermen, before the Barons [of the Exchequer], and acknowledged themselves bound to John de Stebenhethe, clerk, in the sum of £15, payable on the morrow of St. Michael next, on account of an embroidered cope of silk and gold presented to Sir Walter "Reginald" (Reynaud) by the Mayor and Commonalty at the time of his being appointed Archbishop of Canterbury [sic]. (fn. 24)

Acquietanc' Joh'is de Stebenhethe de £xv.

Afterwards, viz., on Tuesday before the Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct.], 3 Edward III. [A.D. 1329], came John de Stebenhethe before the Treasurer and Barons of the Exchequer and acknowledged that he had received the aforesaid money from John de Grantham, the Mayor, and the Commonalty of the City, and gave an acquittance for the same.

Footnotes

1 Probably an ale-jug.
2 Cf. supra, p. 99. See also charter dated 16 March, 11 Henry III. [A.D. 1226-7].
3 Printed in 'Liber Cust.,' i. 275-278. Cf. supra, p. 186.
4 By will enrolled in the Court of Husting (see 'Calendar of Wills,' i. 290) Sir Bartholomew de Enefeld devised his houses in the parish of St. Mary, Staining Lane, to Elena his wife for life, with remainder to Bartholomew de Honylane in tail.
5 Gosberton, co. Linc.
6 Afterwards King Edward III.
7 A conjecture. Purare, to clear (ground), occurs in Martin's 'Record Interpreter.'
8 'Memorials,' p. 148.
9 Baron of the Exchequer about this time.
10 Chief Clerk and Clerk of the Crown at the Iter of 1321. 'Liber Cust.,' i. 302, 370.
11 Probably a mistake for 14 Edward II.
12 Viz., in 1277-8.
13 Printed in Rymer's 'Fodera,' vol. ii. pt. i. p. 597.
14 Or, perhaps, "not by sample."
15 See 'Calendar of Wills, Court of Husting,' i. 244.
16 This infant is mentioned in the will of Henry Burel as being in the womb of Margaret de Swafham. See 'Cal. of Wills, Court of Husting,' i. 313.
17 Styled in the will of Henry Burel "the great seld of the late Roisia de Coventre at Westchepe," so often met with in the City's records.
18 Bridge.
19 Pp. 192-3. where, however, the sum is recorded as 10 marks.
20 Vide supra, pp. 186, 189.
21 Vide supra, p. 189.
22 "Brynge" on fo. clxi.
23 Meaning probably John, the man of John (or John's man) de Boxelee, previously mentioned. Cf. "Thomam Stace et Laurentium Geffreyesman Stace," i.e., Thomas Stace and Laurence the man of Geoffrey Stace. Infra, p. 218.
24 This cope, valued at £30, formed part of the property handed over by Richard Costantyn in 1307 to the orphan children of Simon and Alice Godard, one of whom, viz., Margery, became the wife of John de Stebenhethe. In the following year the Mayor and Aldermen purchased the cope for the sum above mentioned, and presented it to Walter Reynolds on his becoming Bishop of Worcester (not, as recorded here, on his translation to the See of Canterbury). See 'Cal. Letter-Book C,' pp. 205, 206. Onehalf of the price appears to have been duly paid by the civic authorities, the customary guardians of all City orphans, the residue remaining unpaid for more than twenty years.