Pleas held before the Mayor, Saturday before the Feast of
St. Vincent [22 Jan.], 8 Edward III. [A.D. 1334-5].
Processus de lanis attach' super Godefridum atte Rye de Bruges.
Walter Turk and John de Hyngestone, Sheriffs, attached to
answer Godfrey atte Rye in a plea of trespass for having, on
Wednesday after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 8 Edward III. [A.D. 1334-5], attached twenty sarplers of wool
belonging to the said Godfrey on "le Wollewharf" in Tower
Ward, which they still detain. The Sheriffs plead in defence
that, according to the custom and liberty of the City, no
merchandise ought to be sold among foreigners within the
City for resale under penalty of forfeiting the thing sold; and
they say that a certain William atte Hulle de Briggenorth, a
merchant stranger, sold the wool to the said Godfrey, a
merchant stranger, in the house of Thomas Perle at "le Wollewharf," contrary to the liberty of the City, and that the said
Sheriffs did on that account seize the wool, which they ask to
be adjudged as forfeited, &c. And the said Godfrey says that
he bought the wool as aforesaid from Thomas Perle, who is a
freeman of the City, and not from William atte Hulle, and this
he offers per quantum cur', etc. And the said Sheriffs say that as
to the said Thomas having sold the wool to the said Godfrey,
the wool, at the time of sale, belonged to William atte Hulle
to traffic withal, and the said William's mark, and not Thomas's,
was on the wool at the time. And as to this they ask for an
inquisition by the country, and the said Godfrey likewise. The
country therefore of the venue of "le Wollewharf" summoned for a certain day. Afterwards came Thomas Perle, the
host of the said Godfrey and William, and on their behalf made
fine with the Sheriffs for the trespass aforesaid. Thereupon the
wool was delivered to the said Godfrey for his benefit, &c.
Acquietanc' Abbatis de Pippewell per Bauduchinum Mascarelli.
Deed of acquittance by Bauduchin Mascarelli, merchant of
Luca, to Nicholas the Abbot and the Convent of Pippewell,
co. Northampton, for the sum of £46 13s. 4d., in satisfaction of
a recognizance for £100. The Mayoralty seal attached to
the acquittance by Reginald de Conduit, the Mayor, at the
request of the said Bauduchin. Dated Monday after the Feast
of St. John ante portam Latinam [6 May], 9 Edward III.
Folio ccxxii b.
Allocacio facta civibus Hereford' de muragio.
Writ to the Mayor and Bailiffs of London that they allow
citizens of Hereford and those living in the suburbs of the City
of Hereford, although they be tenants of the Bishop or of the
Dean and Chapter or other person soever, to be quit of murage
according to the terms of a charter to the said citizens dated at
Hereford, 28 Jan., 8 Edward III. (fn. 1) [A.D. 1333-4], enlarging a
charter granted to the same by his great-grandfather. Writ
dated at Westminster, 22 Sept., 8 Edward III. [A.D. 1334].
After examination of the above writ and charter on Tuesday after the Feast of St. Martin in Yeme [11 Nov.], 8 Edward III. [A.D. 1334], it was agreed by Reginald de Conduit, the
Mayor, John de Prestone, Andrew Aubry, John de Oxon',
Henry Darcy, Henry de Secheford, and Richard le Lacer,
Aldermen, that the said citizens of Hereford and their successors
should be quit of murage within the liberty of the City of
Scriptum Joh'is Mareis.
Release by Gilbert Scot, skinner, and Wymarca his wife to
John Mareis, "forbour," of a certain shop in Watlingestret, in
the parish of All Hallows de Bredstrete, let by the said John to
the said Gilbert and Wymarca for a term of nineteen years. (fn. 2)
Witnesses, John de Bredstret, William de Cheyham, John de
Tiffeld, Hugh de Depedene, Thomas le Barber, John Sprot,
John de Draytone, Adam de Foleham, and others [not named].
Dated Tuesday before the Feast of St. Edmund, K. [20 Nov.],
5 Edward III. [A.D. 1331].
Pro Will'o de Rameseye.
Monday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr
[7 July], 6 Edward III. [A.D. 1332], it was agreed by John de
Pulteneye, the Mayor, and the Aldermen that Master William
de Rameseye, mason, who is master of the new work of the
Church of St. Paul, London, and has assiduously and entirely
devoted himself especially to the affairs of the said church, shall
not be put on assizes, juries, or any inquests, nor shall be
summoned by the serjeants of the Mayor and Sheriffs or
Beadles of the Wards to attend any special or ordinary
summons at the Guildhall or elsewhere so long as he is engaged
on the said church, unless his presence be urgently required for
certain special cause.
Folio ccxxiii b.
Custodia Henrici fil' quond' Joh'is le Yonge.
Wednesday after the Feast of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.],
5 Edward III. [A.D. 1331], the guardianship of Henry, son of
John le Yonge, aged thirteen years, together with certain
goods, viz., £33 6s. 8d. in money numbered; two pairs of shears
for shearing cloth, value 12s.; a mazer cup, value 4s.; a cup of
silver plate, value 10s.; two silver spoons, value 2s. 6d.; a
feather bed, value 3s.; two blankets and two sheets, value 5s.;
a brass pot and dish, value 2s. 6d., was committed to Richard
Fox, bureller, by John de Pulteneye, the Mayor, Gregory de
Nortone, John de Caustone, Aldermen, and Henry de Secheford, the Chamberlain. Sureties for the said guardian, viz.,
John le Neve, Robert de Hatfeld, Thomas de Ronewelle, and
Geoffrey de Haselwelle; and Simon de Merworth became surety
for one-fourth of the aforesaid goods, &c.
Custodia puer' Thome de Kent.
Tuesday before the Feast of St. Edmund the King [20 Nov.],
5 Edward III. [A.D. 1331], the guardianship of Thomas, aged
eight years, Richard, aged five, and Juliana, aged two years,
children of Thomas de Kent, bureller, committed to Thomas
de Canterbury and Margery his wife, late wife of the aforesaid
Thomas de Kent, by the aforesaid Mayor, Aldermen, and
Chamberlain. Sureties for the said Thomas and Margery, viz.,
Roger Chauntecler and Simon de Merworth.
Pro Johanne fil' Ade Baudry.
Judgment delivered Michaelmas term, 5 Edw. III. [A.D. 1331],
that John, son of Adam Baudry, late tanner, recover from Philip
Dikeman, who married Johanna, the widow of John de Stoppeslegh, one of the executors of the said Adam, the sum of 10 marks,
in satisfaction of bequests made to him by his said father.
Afterwards, viz., on Wednesday the Feast of St. Edmund the
King [20 Nov.], the same year, the said Philip came to the
Chamber of the Guildhall and paid the said sum of 10 marks to
Henry de Seccheford, the Chamberlain, and so is quit.
Folio ccxxiv b.
Allocacio facta mercatorib' de Societate Peruch'.
Writ alias to the Mayor and collectors of murage, pontage,
and pavage of the City of London that they suffer Reyner Perim
and his fellow-merchants of the Company of the Peruchi of
Florence to be quit of the said dues for their merchandise
imported and exported pursuant to the charter granted to
merchant strangers by the King's grandfather. (fn. 3) Dated at
"Langale," (fn. 4) 28 Feb., 6 Edward III. [A.D. 1331-2].
The above writ and aforesaid charter having been read and
understood by John de Pulteneye and the Aldermen on Saturday after Ash Wednesday [4 March], it was granted to the
aforesaid Reyner and his fellow-merchants of the said Company
that they should thenceforth be quit of murage in the City.
Prison cujusaam apprentic' quia d'no suo nirar' noluit.
Monday before the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], the year
aforesaid, Robert, son of William Halleman de Cokthorpe,
apprentice of John le Longe, "hattere," committed to Neugate by the Mayor and Aldermen for refusing to make oath
that he would faithfully serve his master; afterwards, viz.,
on Tuesday after the Feast of St. Gregory, he came to the full
Husting and was sworn, &c.
Script' Nich'i Guilli'.
Lease by Sir Ralph Angot, Knt., to Nicholas Guilli[m] de Luca,
citizen and apothecary of London, and Johanna his wife, of
certain shops, hitherto held for a term of years by the said
Nicholas and Burnet Guilli[m] de Luca his brother, and situate in
the parish of St. Benedict Shorhog; to hold to the said Nicholas
and Johanna for a term of forty years from Midsummer, anno
6 Edward III. [A.D. 1332], at an annual rent of 60s.; John de
Pulteneye being Mayor, John de Mockyng and Andrew Aubrey,
Sheriffs, and Reginald de Conduit, Alderman of the Ward. (fn. 5)
Witnesses, Thomas Hauteyn, Michael de Caustone, Peter de
Grenewyc', Peter de Arraz, William de Stanes, William de
Brunne, Richard de Lincoln, William de Donmowe, and others
[not named]. Dated Tuesday the eve of the Nativity of
St. John Bapt. [24 June], 6 Edward III. [A.D. 1332].
The above deed read and acknowledged before H[enry] de
Seccheford, the Chamberlain, Tuesday after the Feast of the
Assumption B. M. [15 Aug.], the same year.
Folio ccxxv bccxxvi.
Proceedings between John Spray and William de Rameseye for the
guardianship of Robert, son of William Huberd.
Whereas the guardianship of the said Robert had lately been
committed by the Mayor and Aldermen to John Spray, as
appears supra, fo. clxxxvii b, the said John came before John de
Pulteneye, the Mayor, and the Aldermen at the Guildhall, on
Saturday the Feast of St. Clement [23 Nov.], 5 Edward III.
[A.D. 1331], and complained that a certain Master William de
Rameseye, junior, and Cristiana his wife, Thomas de Chacombe,
William de Rameseye, senior, Nicholas de Rameseye, Nicholas,
a kinsman of William de Rameseye, and John, the chaplain of
Wolcherche, had come to the house of the said John Spray
without Aldresgate, on Wednesday the Feast of St. Edmund the
King [20 Nov.], the year aforesaid, and forcibly abducted the
said Robert and caused him to be married to Agnes, a daughter
of William de Rameseye, junior, in contempt of the Mayor and
Aldermen and loss of 100 marks, and he asked a remedy.
Thereupon precept was issued to the Sheriffs to attach the said
William and the rest so that they appear before the Mayor and
Aldermen on Thursday before the Feast of St. Andrew [30 Nov.]
next ensuing. The Sheriffs made return that they had attached
William and Cristiana and Thomas de Chacombe, but the rest
were non inventi. On the day named the said William, Cristiana,
and Thomas pleaded not guilty as to the abduction, and as to
the marriage they said it had taken place with the assent of
the infants, touching which abduction and marriage they put
themselves on the country and were acquitted. Thereupon
precept to the said John Spray that he produce the boy
before the Mayor and Aldermen that day fortnight. On
which day he failed to bring the boy, but afterwards, viz., on
the eve of St. Thomas's Day, the Mayor took the boy into his
keeping, and there he remained until Monday the morrow
of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], when in a Court de scawyatoribus (fn. 6) held
by the Mayor it was agreed by the Mayor and Aldermen that
he should remain in the custody of Henry de Seccheford,
the Chamberlain, until, &c., and that the aforesaid John Spray
should render an account of the boy's property whilst in
his custody, before John de Caustone and Hugh de Waltham
as auditors, and Robert de Ely and Henry de Seccheford,
Aldermen, as surveyors. An account rendered accordingly.
As to the marriage, inasmuch as it could not be annulled
and for other reasons, it was adjudged that the boy should
choose whether he would remain in the custody of William de
Rameseye, whose daughter he had married, or of John Spray.
The boy thereupon chose to remain with the said William and
his wife. Afterwards, viz., in the month of August, the same
year, came John Spray and prayed his discharge in respect of
the guardianship of the said Robert, and it was granted. Sureties
for the proper performance of his duties as guardian by the said
William were found, viz., Thomas de Cauntebregge, of the
Ward of Aldresgate, Geoffrey de Hestone, Thomas Deu, and
Robert de Clactone, "peyntour."
Folio ccxxvi b.
Custod' Rob'ti fil' Will'i Huberd.
Inquisition held before Henry de Seccheford, Alderman and
Chamberlain of the Guildhall, on Wednesday after the Feast
of St. Laurence [10 Aug.], 6 Edward III. [A.D. 1332], by the
following jurors, viz., Thomas de Grauntebregge, Geoffrey de
Hestone, John le Peyntour, William de Salesbery, Thomas de
Chacombe, Robert de Clactone, Roger Don, Thomas Deu, John
de Lenne, Augustine le Herberer, William le Brewere, and
Adam de Sarum, "hattere," as to particulars of the property of
Robert, son of William Huberd.
Carta ville de Coventre.
Writ of Privy Seal addressed to Archbishops, Bishops,
Bailiffs, &c., that they allow merchants of Coventre to pass quit
of certain tolls. Witnesses, J[ohn Stratford], Archbishop
elect of Canterbury, the King's Chancellor, H[enry de Burghersh], Bp. of Lincoln, R[oger de Northburgh], Bp. of Coventry
and Lichfield, John [of Eltham], Earl of Cornwall, the King's
most dear brother, John de Warren, Earl of Surrey, William
de Roos de Hamelak, William de Montagu, Ralph de Neville,
Steward of the King's Household, and others [not named].
Dated at York, 2 March, 8 Edward III. [A.D. 1333-4].
The above being read before John de Pulteneye, the Mayor,
and the Aldermen on Monday the morrow of SS. Philip and
James [1 May], the year aforesaid [A.D. 1334], it was agreed
that merchants of Coventry should be quit of murage.
Custodia Ru'i fil' Laur' le Long.
Saturday before the Feast of Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.],
8 Edward III. [A.D. 1334-5], inquisition taken before Reginald
de Conduit, the Mayor, Henry de Secheford, the Chamberlain,
and the Aldermen, as to the property owned by Richard, son
of Laurence le Long, a minor, by the oath of William de
Toppesfeld, Walter le Mareschal, William de Waltham, William
le Cotiller, John de Pelham, Richard de Wyslingham, Richard
de Lutone, Robert le Chaundeler, Gregory le Cordewaner,
William de Passefeld, William de Shirbourne, and Alan de
The property, as found by the jury, was delivered by
Reginald de Conduit, the Mayor, Gregory de Nortone, Richard
de Hakeneye, John de Caustone, John de Hynxstone, Anketin
de Gisors, and Henry de Secheford, Aldermen, to Simon Marz,
goldsmith, in trust for the said Richard until he should come
of age. Sureties for the said Simon, viz., Nicholas le Clerk,
Richard Sprot, Nicholas de Dunstaple, John de Ydeshale, John
le Perler, and Robert de Herlawe.
Folio ccxxvii b.
Custodia Rog'i fil' Thome de Berkynge.
Saturday after the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.], 6 Edward III.
[A.D. 1332], the guardianship of Roger, son of Thomas de Berkinge, aged twelve years, and of his property committed to
Nicholas de Wyrlingworth, goldsmith, by Gregory de Nortone,
Nicholas de Farndone, John de Caustone, John Priour, and
Henry de Secheford, Aldermen. Sureties, viz., Richard Denys
and John de Mallinge.
Afterwards, viz., on Friday after the Feast of the Decollation
of St. John Bapt. [29 Aug.], 7 Edward III. [A.D. 1333], it was
adjudged by John de Prestone, the Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, Reginald de Conduit, John Priour, and Henry de Secheford, Aldermen, that the above guardianship should be cancelled,
for that the said Roger, son of Thomas de Berkyng, was dead,
and John de Hynxstone and Geoffrey le Merourer, who had
married the sisters of the said Roger, came and acknowledged
satisfaction for all legacies under the will of Thomas de Berkyng.
accruing to them on the death of the said Roger. (fn. 7)
Writ alias to the Mayor, Sheriffs, and Aldermen of the City
that they allow merchants of Spain to pass quit of murage,
pavage, and pontage. Witness the King at Wyndesore, 28 Oct.,
5 Edward III. [A.D. 1331].
Allocacio facta mercatoribus Ispanie de muragio.
The above writ was allowed to merchants of Spain by John
de Pulteneye, the Mayor, as touching the payment of murage
in the City, in the Husting on Monday after the Feast of the
Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.], 6 Edward III. [A.D. 1331-2]. (fn. 8)
Folio ccxxviii b.
Convencio int' Edm' Crepyn et Joh'm de "Yakesle."
Deed of grant by Edmund, son of Walter Crepyn, to
John de "Yakeslee," the King's tent-maker (pavilonarius), of a
certain mansion (fn. 9) situate in the parishes of St. Peter de Cornhull,
St. Benedict Fynk, and St. Martin de Oteswych, in the Wards
of Cornhull and Bradestrete, secured by a bond of statute merchant. Witnesses, Hugh de Waltham, John Poyntel, William
de Manhale, Henry de Norhamptone, William Deer, Peter le
Coffrer, Walter Muriet, Ralph le Chaundeler, John de Totenham, John Amys, clerk, and others [not named]. Dated Sunday
after the Feast of St. John ante portam Latinam, viz., 10 May,
6 Edward III. [A.D. 1332]. (fn. 10)
Indentura int' Will'm Cros et Walt'm Cok.
Indenture of defeasance of a bond in £50 entered into by
Walter Cok in favour of William Cros and Alice his wife, on
condition of the payment of an annuity of 40s. 8d. Dated
12 March, 7 Edward III. [A.D. 1332-3]. Witnesses, Hugh de
Waltham, Walter de Stebenhuthe, William le Plomer, William
Kenewy, John Clerk, and others [not named].
Folio ccxxix b.
Account of Henry de Seccheford, the Chamberlain of the Guildhall,
rendered in the month of July, A.D. 1332, before Nicholas de
Farndone and Reginald de Conduit, Aldermen, and John de
Dallynge, junior, John Prior, junior, and Richard de Welleford, commoners, auditors appointed by the Mayor and Commonalty in the Husting for Common Pleas held on Monday after
the Feast of Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.], the year aforesaid, to hear the account and make due allowance, viz., from
Friday the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul [29 June], 4 Edward III.
[A.D. 1330], to the Feast of the Nativity of St. John Bapt.
[24 June], 6 Edward III. [A.D. 1332], that is to say, for two
years less five days.
The particulars comprise money received for enrolment and
discharge of apprentices, for admissions to the freedom, divers
The following names are recorded, viz.: Thomas Eme,
William, son of John de Kelseye, David de Kyngestone, brewer,
John, son of Richard de Brayneford, Robert Saleman, "flouremongere," Walter de Athewyk, Thomas, son of Adam le Dorturer, Richard Cake, Robert de Huntyngdon, butcher, William
de Langeford, clerk, Hugh Vicaries, John de Combe, Walter,
son of Henry de Place, Richard, son of John de Middeltone,
John de Wantenge, Margery, wife of Roger de Rokesle, Nicholas
Sprot, "batour," and Pressa the washerwoman (lotrice).
Sum total of receipts for the said two years £266 11s. 6d.
The expenses comprise payments of fees to Gregory de
Nortone, the Recorder, Hugh de Waltham, the Common Clerk,
John de "Ilford," Clerk of the Chamber, and William de "Iford,"
the Common Serjeant; presents made to Sir Geoffrey Lescrop,
John de Eltham, the King's brother, when guardian of England, Master Henry de Cliff, the Chancellor's deputy, and to
the Bishop of Norwich; expenses incurred at the Guildhall,
boat hire of the Chamberlain, the repair of the houses and
wharf of St. Botolph, and money paid to Simon de Swanlond
to meet expenses incurred at the coronation of Queen Philippa,
anno 3 Edward III.
Sum total of expenditure-£258 8s. less one halfpenny.
Scriptum Rici de Lincoln'
Deed of acquittance by Robert de Keleseye for the payment
of the whole of the rent due for a term of years for a tenement
in the parish of St. Benedict de Shorhog demised by the said
Robert to Richard de "Nichole" and Elizabeth his wife. Dated
Saturday the Feast of the Annunciation B. M. [25 March],
9 Edward III. [A.D. 1335].
Folio ccxxx b.
L'ra obligator' fc'a Nich'o de Novo Castro per Rog'm atte Sole.
Bond entered into by Roger atte Sole, "corder," and Cristiana his wife in the sum of 80 marks in favour of Nicholas de
Newcastle, "feliper," of London, and Isabella his wife. Dated
Saturday after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 19 Edward II.
[A.D. 1325-6]. Witnesses, Arnold le Chaundeler, John Wylemyn,
Simon de Kydemenstre, John Cotekyn, William Amys, Thomas
de Spayne, Gregory de Fuleham, John de Neuburi, Thomas de
Haveringe, Robert de Barsham, and others [not named]. And
the aforesaid women forisaffidaverunt, (fn. 11)
Indentura int' eosd'.
Indenture of defeasance of the above bond on condition that
the said Roger and Cristiana maintain a chantry in the church
of St. Bennet Gracechurch out of the issues of property lying in
the parish, for the souls of the said Nicholas and Isabella and of
Richard de Histone, late husband (Baron) of the said Isabella.
Dated Monday after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 17 [sic]
Edward II. Witnesses ut supra.