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
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.
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
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)
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.
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.
Script' Rob'ti de "Moundene" per Laur' le Bret et Joh'm ux' eius.
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].
Acquietanc' Pet' fil' Warini Cullul per Steph' Dabyndon'.
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.
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].
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."
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
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)
Scriptum Will'i de Cheiham et Agn' ux' ejus per Rob'tum "Sely" et Joh'am ux' ejus.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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].
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].
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.
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.
Scriptum Ade Pykeman per Will' Botel' et Agn' ux' ejus.
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,
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.
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.