Lease by John Bretoun, of the county of Cambridge, and
Alice his wife, daughter of Laurence Hardel, late citizen of
London, to Walter Turk, fishmonger, and Idonia his wife, late
wife of Robert de Dorkynge, of certain tenements, wharves, &c.,
in the parishes of St. James de Garlekhuthe, St. Martin de
Garlekhuthe [sic], and St. Martin of the Vintry, for a term of
thirty years, at an annual rent of 10 marks; Simon de Swanlond
being then Mayor, Henry de Gisorsz and Richard le Lacer,
Sheriffs, and Anketyn de Gisorsz, Alderman of the Ward. (fn. 1)
Witnesses, John de Oxenford, Walter Neal, Richard de Rothinge, Richard Gubbe, John de Denham, John de Ware; John
Amys, clerk, and others [not named]. Dated Monday before
the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 4 Edward III. [A.D. 1330]. (fn. 2)
Folio cci b.
Account of Henry de Seccheford, the Chamberlain of the
Guildhall, rendered in the month of July, A.D. 1330, anno 4 Edward III., before Nicholas de Farndone, Reginald de Conduit,
and Thomas de Leire, Aldermen, Thomas de Chetyngdone,
William Haunsard, and Henry de Prestone, commoners, the
auditors given and assigned by the Mayor and Commonalty in
an assembly at the Guildhall on Tuesday before the Feast of
the Purification B. M. [2 Feb.], the year aforesaid, to hear the
account and to make just allowances to the said Henry, viz.,
from Monday the Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct.], anno 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328], up to Friday the Feast of SS. Peter and
Paul [29 June], anno 4 Edward III. [A.D. 1330].
Among the particulars which follow are sums of money
received from William Fosshard de Warneford, William de
Farnherst, Thomas Canun, armourer, Stephen atte Holmes,
brewer, Stephen, son of William de Zeddynge, William, son
of Richard de Uptone, Richard, son of Margaret Stanhard,
William, son of Alexander atte Hyde, Ralph, son of Stephen
de Shernhale, Roger Power, "coureour," Hugh le Spenser,
Richard, son of Julia de Draytone, and others in respect of
apprenticeships and the freedom of the City; also sums
received from Alice, late wife of Thomas de Cobham, Richard
de Brisyngham, William de Gartone, and others, in respect of
recognisances of debts.
The said Henry also renders account of money paid to Gregory
de Nortone, the Recorder, and others receiving the City's fee.
Allowance of 6 marks made to the said Chamberlain for the
loss of a horse whilst he was following the King for the purpose
of obtaining writs to allow the citizens of London to hold pleas
touching their fellow-citizens at Fairs, (fn. 3) the King being about to
cross the sea to render homage for Gascony. (fn. 4) The said allowance granted by Simon de Swanlond, the Mayor, Nicholas de
Farndone, John de Grantham, Gregory de Nortone, Reginald
de Conduit, John de Caustone, and Thomas de Leyre, Aldermen, and Stephen de Abyndone.
Acquittance to the Chamberlain under the Common Seal.
Dated 18 August, 4 Edward III. [A.D. 1330].
Folio ccii bcciii b.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs and the collectors of murage,
pontage, and pavage in the City, that they allow citizens of
Exeter to be quit of toll, passage, pontage, murage, pavage,
pickage, (fn. 5) anchorage, strandage, (fn. 6) and harbour dues (segeagio).
Dated at Northampton, 1 Aug., 4 Edward III. [A.D. 1330].
Allocacio facta civibus Exon' de prestacione muragii.
Saturday the morrow of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.], 4 Edward III. [A.D. 1330], the above writ read before Simon de
Swanlond, the Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, Gregory de
Nortone, Thomas de Leyre, John de Caustone, John de Prestone,
and Henry de Secheford, Aldermen, and a great Commonalty,
and its purport allowed.
Carta civium Exon'.
Inspeximus charter of the city of Exeter, dated at Eltham,
1 March, 3 Edward III. [A.D. 1328-9]. It inspects (1) a charter
dated at Westminster, 6 Nov., 44 Henry III. [A.D. 1259], which
inspects a charter granted by Richard, King of the Romans.
Dated at London, 7 Nov., the third indiction, the third year of
his reign [A.D. 1258?]. (fn. 7) It inspects (2) a charter dated at Westminster, 12 Nov., 14 Edward II. [A.D. 1320], which inspects a
charter dated at "Estone," near Stamford, 4 May, 28 Edward I.
[A.D. 1300]. (fn. 8)
Carta libertat' Oxonie.
Inspeximus charter of liberties to the city of Oxford, dated at
Notyngham, 10 May, 1 Edward III. [A.D. 1327]. It inspects and
confirms (1) a charter of Henry II. (fn. 9) [date not recorded], granting
(inter alia) to the citizens their guild merchant as in the days of
King Henry I. It also inspects (2) a charter dated at Westminster, 14 June, 1 John [A.D. 1199]; (3) a charter dated at
"Caldestrem," (fn. 10) 20 July, 29 Edward I. [A.D. 1301], which inspects
(a) a charter dated at Westminster, 16 Feb., 13 Henry III.
[A.D. 1228-9]; (fn. 11) and (b) another charter dated at Westminster,
26 March, 41 Henry III. [A.D. 1257].
Scriptum Steph'i de Berkynge.
Lease by John le Yonge de Shordich and Roysia his wife,
daughter of Stephen de Uptone, to Stephen de Berkynge, hosier
(calligator), of a portion of a shop in the parish of St. Mary le
Bow in Cordewanerstrete for a term of six years from Midsummer, 4 Edward III. [A.D. 1330].
The above deed acknowledged before the Chamberlain on
Thursday the eve of St. Margaret [20 July], 4 Edward III.
Folio ccvi b.
Allocac' muragii pro villa Salopp'.
Be it remembered that on Tuesday next after the Feast of
St. Michael [29 Sept.], 4 Edward III. [A.D. 1330], came burgesses
of the vill of Salopesbyre (fn. 12) before Simon de Swanlond, the
Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, John de Grantham, Gregory de
Nortone, Reginald de Conduit, John de Prestone, Richard de
Hakeneye, Thomas de Leyre, John Priour, and Henry de Seccheford, Aldermen, and asked to be quit of murage in the City of
London according to the terms of a charter dated at Winchester,
22 Sept., 49 Henry III. [A.D. 1265], (fn. 13) and confirmed by another
charter dated at New Sarum, 25 Oct., 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328].
Their petition allowed.
Scriptum exec' test'i Joh'is de Asshford per Joh'am de Stodley.
Acquittance by Johanna de Stodleye to Reginald de Conduit
and Laurence le Botoner, executors of John de Asshford, (fn. 14) woolmonger, for the sum of £20 bequeathed by the said John to
Alice and Johanna his daughters begotten of the aforesaid
Johanna; and covenant to expend the same for the benefit of the
said children. Sureties, viz., Nicholas Pyk and William Cros de
Martelane. Dated Tuesday after the Feast of St. Hillary
[13 Jan.], 4 Edward III. [A.D. 1330-1].
Afterwards, viz., on Wednesday before the Nativity St. John
Bapt. [24 June], 9 Edward III. [A.D. 1335], came Johanna,
daughter of the above John de Asshford and of Johanna de
Stodleye, before Reginald de Conduit, the Mayor, John de Pulteneye, Gregory de Nortone, Richard de Hakeneye, Henry
Darcy, John de Oxon', Richard de Rothinge, Andrew Aubrey,
John Hamond, Ralph de Uptone, Henry de Secheford, Richard
de Berkynge, William de Caustone, and Richard le Lacer,
Aldermen, and received all the money bequeathed to her by
her father for her marriage, and the executors were acquitted.
Be it remembered that on Thursday after the Feast of
St. Dionisius [9 Oct.], 4 Edward III. [A.D. 1330], came Richard
de la Pole and William, son of William Charles, before Simon
de Swanlond, the Mayor, and delivered to Henry de Seccheford,
the Chamberlain, a certain statute merchant (statutum de mercatoribus) sealed with the seal of the said Richard of green
wax and the King's seal of red wax, and dated at Norwich,
30 Sept., the year aforesaid; by which statute merchant the
said Richard stood bound to pay to the said William the sum
of £1,000 in London at Christmas next by way of a deposit,
according to the terms of certain tripartite indentures sealed
with their seals and the seal of the Mayoralty of London.
Afterwards, viz., on Monday before the Feast of St. Andrew
[30 Nov.], the same year, came the aforesaid William Charles
before Henry de Seccheford, the Chamberlain, and gave up the
part of the aforesaid indenture in his possession, and consented
to the statute aforesaid being delivered to Richard de la Pole.
On the morrow came a certain Peter de ...... before John de
Pulteneye, the Mayor, John de Grantham, Richard de Hakeneye, John de Caustone, John de Prestone, John Priour, Gregory
de Nortone, John de Cherletone, and Robert de Kelseye, and
proffered a letter of the aforesaid William, dated Monday the
morrow of St. Katherine [25 Nov.], 4 Edward III. [A.D. 1330],
authorizing the delivery of the statute to the said Richard.
Folio ccvii b.
Scriptum Ric'i de Swanlond per Fratrem Will'm de Banham.
Lease by Friar William de Banham, procurator general of
the Order of Bethlehem, to Richard de Swanlond, fishmonger,
of a house called "la Stapeledehall," (fn. 15) with shop, &c., adjoining,
in the parish of St. Botolph without Bisshopesgate, situate near
the tenements of John Geryn and John Brid; to hold the same
for a term of twelve years from Michaelmas, 4 Edward III.
[A.D. 1330], paying annually to the nuns of St. Helen in London
the sum of 3 shillings. Dated 4 Aug., 4 Edward III. [A.D. 1330].
Aliud scriptum ejusd' Ric'i per eundem fratrem Will'm.
Lease by the same to the same of a tenement called "de
Bethlehem," together with houses and shops built over it and
20s. annual rent payable by William de Beauchamp, in the same
manner as the Friar held the property under the Chamber of the
Guildhall, the said tenement being situate without Bisshopesgate
near the tenement of Adam de Burgoyne and the gardens of
Roger Huberd, William le Rous, and of Sir Henry [de Colne],
the Rector of St. Botolph's without Bisshopesgate, and extending
from the tenement of Stephen de Abyndone and the Hospital of
St. Mary without Bisshopesgate up to the common moor; to
hold the same for a term of eleven years from Michaelmas,
4 Edward III. [A.D. 1330], paying yearly to the Chamber aforesaid the sum of 40s. The grantor reserves a portion of the
property for himself and his brethren. Dated 4 Aug., 4 Edward III. [A.D. 1330].
Convencio int' Joh'm de Wymondham et Steph'm Lucas.
Lease by John de Wymondham, ironmonger, to Stephen
Lucas, "stokfisshmongere," of a tenement and wharf in the
parish of St. Magnus the Martyr, situate near the tenements
of Stephen de Abyndone and Hugh de Waltham to hold the
same for a term of twenty years from Michaelmas next at
an annual rent of 2 marks, the lessor reserving to himself sufficient room on the wharf for two casks. Dated Monday before
the Feast of St. Margaret [20 July], 4 Edward III. [A.D. 1330].
Folio ccviii b - ccix.
Scriptum Thome de Cauntebr' merceri.
Lease by Gilbert Cros and Agnes his wife to Thomas de
Cauntebrege, mercer, of shops in Westchepe in the parish of
St. Mary le Bow; to hold the same for life at an annual rent
of £10. Dated Monday the morrow of St. Martin [11 Nov.],
4 Edward III. [A.D. 1330].
Folio ccix b.
Transcript' brevium de Neugate pro Maiore anno quarto.
Letters patent appointing John de Pulteneye, the Mayor, to
be a Justice, in conjunction with Richard de Wylughby, for gaol
delivery of Neugate in place of Simon de Swanlond, the late
Mayor. Witness the King at Westminster, 8 Jan., 4 Edward III.
The King to Richard de Wylughby informing him of the
above appointment. Same date.
Ordinances of the Tapicers (fn. 15) made by the good folk of the
said mistery and approved before John de Pulteneye, the Mayor,
the Aldermen, and Commonalty in the Court held for Common
Pleas on Monday the morrow of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 4 Edward III. [A.D. 1330-1]. (fn. 15)
[Folios. ccx b blank.]