Custod' Joh'is fil' Ric'i Sprot.
Thursday after the Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct.], 1 Edward III.
[A.D. 1327], the guardianship of John, son of Richard Sprot,
committed to Laurence le Bret and Simon Mars, goldsmith,
before Richard de Betoyne, the Mayor, Hamo de Chiggewelle,
Gregory de Nortone, Anketin de Gisors, John de Caustone,
Aldermen, and the Chamberlain, together with a brewhouse
and a house adjoining Ludgate, &c. Sureties, viz., John de
Hingstone, John de Bricheford, William de Waltham, and
Richard le Long, goldsmiths.
Manuc' Gracri le Palmer'.
To a Court held for Pleas of Land on Tuesday after the
Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.], 1 Edward III. [A.D. 1327], came
Henry de Gisors and Henry le Palmer before Hamo de Chiggewelle, the Mayor, Richard de Betoyne, John de Grantham,
John Priour, John de Polteneye, Anketin de Gisors, John de
Caustone, Simon de Swanlond, Benedict de Fulsham, Henry de
Secheford, Gregory de Nortone, Aldermen, and Henry Darci,
Sheriff, and mainprised Grace le Palmer for good behaviour.
Custod' Joli is fil' Ric'i Swote.
Thursday the eve of St. Edmund the King [20 Nov.], 1 Edward III. [A.D. 1327], the guardianship of John, son of Richard
Swote, aged two years, committed by Hamo de Chiggewelle,
the Mayor, and the Aldermen to Richard, son of Robert Motoun,
and to Katherine Swote his wife, mother of the said John.
Folio clxxxi b.
Scriptum Simonis Fraunceys.
Lease by William de Mountagu to Simon Fraunceys, mercer,
of a cellar under certain tenements belonging to Richard de
Rothynge, vintner, in the parish of St. Pancras in Sopereslane;
to hold the same for a term of ten years from Christmas next.
The aforesaid tenements formerly belonged to Walter le Foundour, and were delivered to the said Richard by John Cotoun
and Gilbert de Mordone, the Sheriffs, by the King's writ, anno
19 Edward II., to satisfy a debt. Witnesses, Simon Corp, William de Elsynge, Richard de Elsynge, John de Pereres, Nicholas
de Grenewiz, Adam de St. Alban, William de Corvedale, clerk,
and others [not named]. Dated Friday before the Feast of
St. Thomas, Ap. [21 Dec.], 1 Edward III. [A.D. 1327].
Scriptum Joh'is Lambyn.
Lease by Edmund Lambyn to John Lambyn, fishmonger, late
apprentice to the said Edmund, of a tenement and wharf in the
parish of St. Magnus in Briggestrete, situate near the tenement
of Walter le Marbrer, for a term of eight years from Michaelmas, A.D. 1327, at an annual rent of 7 marks. Witnesses, Robert
Swote, John de Warlee, Adam Pikeman, William Crosh, Thomas
Pikeman, Walter le Marbrer, and others [not named]. Dated
Palm Sunday [16 March], 1 Edward III. [A.D. 1326-7].
Folio clxxxii b.
Writ to the Mayor of the City of London, the King's escheator,
for an inquisition ad quod damnum touching a proposed grant
of a messuage to the Prior and Convent of Holy Trinity, near
Alegate, by Henry de Canterbury, clerk, for the purpose of
founding a chantry. Witness the King at York, 26 Jan., 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1327-8].
Writ of Privy Seal to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty,
bidding them once again to deliver to Roger de Waltham,
Keeper of the Wardrobe of the late King, certain chests containing books of accounts relating to his late office, as well as
vestments and other goods, which chests had belonged to Master
Robert de Baldoke, (fn. 1) and were found in the Treasury of St. Paul's
on the arrival of the King and the Queen-mother, and removed
to the Guildhall. Dated at "Pontfreint," 20 Nov., 1 Edward III.
Pursuant to the above writ the chests, which were under the
seal of the said Roger, were delivered to him, together with
other goods and chattels. (fn. 2)
Coopertorium vendit' Ric'o de Betoyne.
Wednesday before the Feast of SS. Philip and James [1 May],
2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328], it was agreed by Hamo de Chiggewelle, the Mayor, Gregory de Nortone, Henry de Secheford,
Richard de Hakeneye, and Thomas de Leyre, Aldermen, in
the presence of Richard de Betoyne, that a coverlet furred
with minever (minuto var' furratum), which in the time of the
late disturbance was in the house of Isabella de Rokeslee, and
had been delivered to Andrew Horn, the Chamberlain, for the
use of the Commonalty, should be sold. Thereupon the said
Richard de Betoyne asked to have it at its true value in part
payment of his expenses whilst attending the last Parliament at
York on the City's behalf. And it was delivered to him at the
price of 8 marks. (fn. 3)
Dimissio domus extra Alegate.
Be it remembered that on Thursday before the Feast of
St. Edward [20 June?], 1 Edward III. [A.D. 1327], a certain
small house without Alegate, held by Philip le Tournour and
his wife, was granted by Hamo de Chiggewelle, locum tenens of
Richard de Betoigne, the Mayor, John de Caustone and John
de Oxon', Aldermen, to John Waryn and Alice his wife, to
hold the same on the same terms as the former tenants.
Folio clxxxiii b.
Charter granted to the Pellipers or Skinners of London.
Dated at Westminster, 1 March, 1 Edward III. [A.D. 1326-7]. (fn. 4)
Writ to the Sheriffs to summon twenty-four lawful knights of
the venue of London to appear before the King in the octave
of St. Michael, who shall be ready to declare on oath whether
the jurors on an inquisition touching a trespass alleged to have
been committed on Richard le Chaucer and Mary his wife by
Geoffrey Stace, Agnes, late wife of Walter de Westhale,
Thomas Stace, and Laurence "Geffreyesman" Stace, committed perjury or not, inasmuch as the said Geoffrey had found
sureties for prosecuting his claim, viz., William, son of Ralph
Vyne, and Walter, son of John Swan, of co. Bucks. They are
further to search for and produce the aforesaid jurors and
summon the aforesaid Richard and Mary. Dated at the castle
of "Dodeleye," (fn. 5) 8 July, 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328]. (fn. 6)
Folio clxxxiv b.
Quietane' Rob'ti de Keleseye per Nich' Deubeney.
Nichil dat quia condonat' per H. de Chigewelle Maior'.
Quitclaim by Nicholas "Deubenei," called "chesemongere,"
of a debt due by Robert de Keleseye. Dated Tuesday after
the octave of Easter [3 April], 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328].
Witnesses, William de Elsynge, John le Tableter, Richard
le Lacier, Ralph Brachyngge, John Potyn, John le Chaundeler,
and others [not named].
Acknowledged before Hamo de Chigewelle, the Mayor, and
Andrew Horn, the Chamberlain, Wednesday after Clausum
Pasche, 2 Edward III.
Quietanc' Nich'i Dieubeney per Rob'de Keleseye.
A general release from the above Robert de Keleseie to
the above Nicholas "Dieubeneye." Dated Tuesday, 12 April,
2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328]. Witnesses, Roger de Depham,
clerk, William de Elsynge, John de Orletone, John de Writele,
draper, John de Kelyngworth, John de Keselyngberi, Stephen
de Berkyng, John Amiz, clerk, and others [not named].
Quietanc' Rob'ti de Brandone per Rob' de Keleseye.
A general release from the same to Robert de Brandone,
mercer. Date and witnesses ut supra.
Power of attorney from Nicholas Bursy de Lungeneie, burgess
of Gloucester, to Richard de Astone or Adam de Hope, to put
Roger Heved, burgess of Gloucester, in seisin of certain tenements in Gloucester formerly belonging to William Payn, and
situate in "Aylesgatestret" (fn. 7) near the tenements of Robert de
Goldhull and William le Heyberare, chaplain. Witnesses, John
Kyng and William de Lyndeseie, bailiffs of the liberty of the
vill of Gloucester, Robert de Goldhull, Robert Pope, Andrew
de Penedok, John de Cheddeworth, John de Boyfeld, William
Crisp, Adam ate Hull, and others [not named]. Dated at
Gloucester, Monday after the Feast of St. Barnabas [11 June],
2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328].
Acknowledged before Hamo de Chigewelle, the Mayor, and
the Chamberlain the following day.
Monday after the Feast of Nativity of St. John Bapt. [24 June],
2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328], the guardianship of John de Nasynge,
aged eight years, committed by the Mayor and Aldermen to
William de Nasinge, girdler, by mainprise of John Potyn.
Folio clxxxv b.
Breve R' pro Parliamento Norht'.
Writ to the Sheriffs for the election of two citizens to represent the City at a Parliament to be held at Northampton three
weeks after Easter, (fn. 8) many matters having been left undetermined
at the recent Parliament held at York, owing to the absence of
certain prelates and great ones of the realm. The Sheriffs are
to make proclamation against any one coming to the Parliament
attended by an armed force, as had lately been the custom.
Witness the King at York, 5 March, 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1327-8].
Scriptum int' Ric'm le Lacer et Joh'em le Botoner.
Indenture between John le Botoner, clerk, son of John le
Botoner, late mercer, and Richard le Lacer, mercer, touching
a lease of a tenement situate near the tenements of Richard
de Stondone and John de Preston, girdler, in the parish of
St. Laurence, Jewry, made by the former to the latter, and a
bond given as security for quiet possession. Dated Monday
after Easter [16 April], 9 Edward III. [A.D. 1335].
Custodia Thome fil' Greg' de Fulham.
Saturday before the Feast of the Annunciation B. M.
[25 March], 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1327-8], the guardianship of
Thomas, son of Gregory de Fulham, aged two years at Pentecost
next, committed to Matilda, late wife of the said Gregory, by
Hamo de Chiggewelle, the Mayor, Gregory de Nortone and
Richard de Hakeney, Aldermen, together with a house tenanted
by Gunnolda Bright and two shops in the parish of St. Margaret
[Bridge Street]. Sureties, viz., Robert de Ely, Henry Wymond,
and John de Wrotham.
Custodia Nich'e fil' Greg' de Fulham.
The same day the guardianship of Nicholaa, daughter
of Gregory de Fulham, and certain shops in the parish of
St. Magnus committed to the same.
Folio clxxxvi b.
Afterwards, viz., on Monday before the Feast of St. Dunstan
[19 May], 9 Edward III. [A.D. 1335], in the Husting for Common
Pleas, came William de Stanenord, John le Litle, and Geoffrey
Horn, before Reginald de Conduit, the Mayor, John de Prestone,
John de Grantham, Richard le Lacer, John de Caustone, and
Henry de Seccheford, Aldermen, and undertook to acquit Henry
Wymond and John de Wrotham and their tenants, as also
Walter Turk, a tenant of tenements lately belonging to Robert
de Ely, of all responsibility.
Be it remembered that William Love, "fourbour," bequeathed
the sum of 10s. annual quitrent charged on tenements formerly
belonging to Alan atte Watergate and Matilda his wife, in
Ismongerelane, in the parish of St. Martin Pomer, to the work
of the Conduit of London; the will of the said William being
enrolled in the Husting for Pleas of Land held on Monday
after the Feast of the Purification B. M. [2 Feb.], 2 Edward III.
[A.D. 1327-8]. (fn. 9)
Allocacio facta civibus nove Sarum de murag' et pavag'.
Monday the Feast of St. James [25 July], 2 Edward III.
[A.D. 1328], came Henry Russel, Stephen de Coumbe, and Richard
le Sealer, of New Sarum, before the Mayor and Aldermen in
the Guildhall, and complained that citizens of that city had been
unlawfully distrained for murage and pavage contrary to the
charter of King Edward III., which they produced. Thereupon it was agreed that citizens and merchants of Sarum
should thenceforth be quit in the City of London of murage and
Folio clxxxvii b.
Custodia Joh'is fil' Rob'ti fil' Walt'i.
Monday before the Feast of the Translation of St. Thomas
the Martyr [7 July], [anno 2 Edward III.], the guardianship of
John, son of Robert Fitz Walter, committed to Johanna, late
wife of the said Robert, by Hamo de Chiggewelle, the Mayor,
and the Aldermen. Sureties, viz., John de Writele and Thomas
Custodia Rob'i fil' Will'i Huberd.
Monday before the Feast of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.],
2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328], the guardianship of Robert, son of
William Huberd, aged ten years, and his property committed
to John Spray by the same. Sureties, viz., William de Shordich
and John de London, currier.
Carta Com' Lanc'.
Letters patent confirming a grant made at the King's request
by Aymer de Valence, Earl of Pembroke, to Thomas, Earl of
Lancaster, of the manor of the New Temple, London, and all
lands and tenements formerly belonging to the Templars in the
suburb of London and county of Middlesex, (fn. 10) the same being
of the fee of the said Earl of Lancaster as of the honour of
Leycestre. Witness the King at York, 1 Oct., 8 Edward II.
The above deed was here entered by precept of Hamo
de Chiggewelle, the Mayor, at the request of Sir Henry,
Earl of Lancaster, (fn. 11) conveyed by Sir William Trussel, Knt.,
Monday after the octave of St. Michael, 2 Edward III.
Breve R' pro Parliamento apud Novum Sar'.
Writ to the Sheriffs for the election of two citizens to represent the City at a Parliament to be held at New Sarum on
Saturday after the quinzaine of St. Michael next; inasmuch as
many and important matters had arisen since the Parliament at
Northampton, which could not be determined at the Parliament
at York, (fn. 12) owing to the absence of certain prelates and great
ones. Witness the King at Clipstone, 28 Aug., 2 Edward III.
Folio clxxxviii b.
Breve R' missum ballivis de Sc'o Both'o pro civibus London'.
Writ to the Bailiffs of John of Brittany, Earl of Richmond,
at St. Botolph's, (fn. 13) that they molest not the citizens of London
contrary to the King's charter, (fn. 14) which allowed them to have
their own Wardens at all fairs in England, to determine all
pleas arising at such fairs, except pleas of land and of the
Crown. [No date.]
Thursday in the octave of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 2 Edward III.
[A.D. 1328], came Hugh de Mockynge, John Freshfisshe,
Richard Pifre, and Cristina, late wife of John Swote, executors
of the said John Swote, before Hamo de Chiggewelle, the
Mayor, Gregory de Nortone and Henry de Sechford, Aldermen,
and delivered up the sum of £20 which Richard Swote left by
will to Richard and Robert, sons of Johanna his daughter, (fn. 15) and
thereof they are quit.
Custodia filior' Johanne fil' Ric'i Swote.
The same day the guardianship of the above Richard, aged
five and a half years, and of the above Robert, aged four years,
together with the aforesaid sum of £20 and other property was
committed by Hamo de Chiggewelle, the Mayor, and the
Aldermen to John Greylond. Sureties, viz., Thomas Pykeman
and Nicholas Pyke.
Custodia Amie fil' predicte Johanne.
The same day, the guardianship of Amy, daughter of
Johanna, daughter of Richard Swote, aged three years, was
committed to John Greylond. Sureties ut supra.
Admissio Henr' de Sechford in Camerar'.
At the Husting for Common Pleas held on Monday after the
Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct.], 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328], Henry
de Secheford, Alderman of the Ward of Aldresgate, admitted
Chamberlain of the Guildhall by Hamo de Chiggewelle, the
Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, Richard de Betoyne, Gregory
de Nortone, Anketin de Gysors, Reginald de Conduit, John de
Caustone, Thomas de Leyre, Simon de Swanlond, John Priour,
John de Polteneye, John de Cotoun, Richard de Hakeneye, and
Henry de Combemartyn, Aldermen, and a great Commonalty,
and sworn to well and faithfully execute the office.
Dimissio ballive de Suthwerk.
Monday after the Feast of St. Edmund the King [20 Nov.],
2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328], Geoffrey Graspays made bailiff of
the vill of Suthwerk by the Mayor and Aldermen, to hold the
same for one year from Christmas next for 20 marks to be paid
into the Chamber; and he was sworn to well and faithfully do
all and singular the things appertaining to the said bailiwick,
and do nothing contrary to the franchise of the City, and not
return any writ affecting the franchise of the City without the
Mayor and Aldermen having seen and assented to it. Sureties,
viz., William de Gertone, Henry Graspays, Walter Mounde,
and Walter de Mordone.
Folio clxxxix b.
Assessment made by the Mayor and Aldermen in December,
A.D. 1328, for discharging the cost of a gift made to the King
[Here follow particulars of fish, fowl, and flesh, wax, &c.,
purchased, with the names of the vendors and price paid. (fn. 16) ]
Nicholas Dereman bought the beeves and pigs; Walter de
Mordone bought the poultry; John de Grantham, the Mayor,
John de Prestone, John de Polteneye, Adam de Sarum, Simon
Fraunceys, and Henry Darcy bought the wax; Robert de Ely,
Richard Gubbe, and Roger de Biernes bought the sturgeon;
and Hugh Madefrey provided the pike and eels.
Names of those elected and sworn in divers Misteries of
London, for the government and instruction of the same, viz:-
Fishmongers:- William Haunsard, Henry Sterre, John de
Mockynge, John Saleman, Robert Swote, Richard de Lamhuthe,
John Youn, Hugh de Mockynge, Adam Pykeman, John de
Croydone, John Turk, Henry Graspays, Robert de Ely, Walter
Turk, William Prodomme, John de Denham, Roger de Ely,
Simon de Turham, Geoffrey Scot, Hugh Madefrey, Thomas de
Goldsmiths:- Robert Bret, John de Castelacre, Henry atte
More, Richard Denys, Thomas de Berkyng, Robert de Shordyche, Walter le Mazerer, Thomas de Hynxtone.
Drapers:-Simon de Swanlond, Thomas de Blakeneye,
Geoffrey le Boteler, John de Wrytele, Richard de Berkynge,
Richard de Welleford.
Grocers:-Thomas de Enefeld, Thomas de Horewold.
Apothecaries:-John de Essex, Thomas de Waldene, Thomas
de Maryns, William Gras, William de Hodesdone, David de
Tillebery, John atte Pole.
Ironmongers:-Peter de Wymundham, Adam de St. Alban,
William Bronne, Roger de Caumpes.
Saddlers:-Ralph de Blithe, William Pykerel, Thomas
Hardy, Maurice de Herlawe, Robert de Bristoll, Alan de
Frithebek, John de Chaumpayne, John de Forest, Richard
Bokeskyn, Richard de Arderne, John de Houtone, Robert le
Purtreour, James de Furns, William de Blithe, John de Hereford.
Mercers:-William de Caustone, Simon Fraunceys, William
de Elsynge, John de Aylesham, junior, John de Orletone,
John Knopwed, John de Aylesham, senior, John de Dallynge,
Thomas de Cauntebrege.
Girdlers:-Ralph de Braghynge, John Potyn, William de
Donmowe, John de Prestone.
Folio cxc b.
Vintners:-Reginald de Conduit, John de Oxenford, Richard
de Rothynge, Michael Mynot, Edmund Cosyn, William le
Gaugeour, Stephen de Bercote, Henry de Gisors, Bartholomew
de Honylane, Henry le Palmere, Reginald de Thorpe, Robert
de Lynne, Thomas Cros.
Woolmongers:-Richard de Hakeneye, John Priour, junior,
Henry de Combemartyn, Thomas Prentiz, John Cosyn, Robert de
Hakeneye, Henry Wymond, John de Assheford, William de Braye.
Beaders:-John Husebonde, Alan Gille, Walter Neel, John de
Wrotham, Richard de Reynham, Hamo le Barber, John atte
Loke, John Spray, John de Warefeld.
"Cordewaners":-John de Crikelee, Ralph de Notyngham,
Adam de Carlele, William de Waltham, Robert de Stratford,
Robert de Bristolle, William de Grubbelane, Robert de Norhamptone.
"Haberdassheres":-Andrew de Seccheford, Geoffrey de
Caustone, Roger Madour.
Butchers:-Thomas de Bery, Adam de Canefeld, William
Knight, Richard Casse, Boydin Fader, William Roberd, John
Blod, John Huberd, John Edward, Nicholas Derman, William
atte Noke, Estmar le Lunge, John Mamfel, William Gille,
Alexander Cobbe, Thomas de Caxtone, Nicholas Crane, Richard
Kynge, John Gerveys, John Goioun, William le Clerk, Simon
atte Gate, John de Canefeld, William atte Hyde.
Skinners:-Robert de Dodeford, Peter de Newcastle, Elyas de
Thorpe, Nicholas Seman, John Trappe, Adam de Bury, John
de Aynesham, Roger de Netlestede, William de Cave, Richard
de Carletone, Thomas de Farnham, Eustace de la Bataille.
Cutlers:-Ralph de Flete, William atte Gate, John de Pelham, Geoffrey de Gedelestone, Bartholomew le Coteler, Robert
de Ponte, John atte Nasshe.
Cappers:-John de Amundesham, Richard de Berkhampstede,
William Reyner, John Baldewyne.
Cofferers:-Salomon le Coffrer, Richard de Farneberwe.
Corders:-Bartholomew Deumars, John de Neubery, senior,
John de Neubery, junior, John de la Rokele, Roger de Waltham.
Hosiers:-William le Taverner, John de Godestone, John de
Kyselingbery, John de Kelyngworth, Robert de Lincoln, Henry
Tailors and Linen-Armourers:-Roger Sauvage, Walter Meryot, John Beseville, Edmund de Wyke, Robert de Wyght, John
Tavy, Elyas de Wodebere, William Deveneys, Peter le Dorturer, William Furnyval, Henry de Horepol, Thomas de Cornwall, John de Romeseye, John Mountagu, Thomas de Kent,
Walter de Barkeworth, John Pecchee, John de Boseworth,
Richard Lovekyn, Geoffrey de Wynterton.
Fusters:-Robert de Donmowe, Richard le Whyte, Richard
de Enefeld, William de Enefeld, Peter de Stoppeslee, John
Painters:-Robert Davy, Henry de Denecoumbe, William de
Porkele, Richard de Stokwell.
Cheesemongers:-William de Haukedene, Walter de Blecchyngeleye, John Bisshope, John de Nasynge, John Wolvyne,
Thomas de Macchinge, John de Nortone, Laurence Deubeneye,
[Folios. cxci b blank.]