Record of the will of William Delle having been proved and
enrolled in the Husting of London for Pleas of Land held on
Monday the morrow of St. Luke [18 Oct.], 32 Edward I.
[A.D. 1304]. (fn. 1)
The above will was delivered to Helewysia, widow and
executrix of the said William Delle, in the presence of John de
Prestone, the Mayor, John de Pulteneye, and others [not
named], on Friday the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 7 Edward III. [A.D. 1332-3].
Delivery of Infangenthef made before John de "Polteneye," Mayor,
William de Brykelesworth and John de Northhall, Sheriffs,
Reginald de Conduit, Henry Darcy, Henry de Coumbemartyn,
John de Oxon', John de Caustone, Richard de Hakeneye, John
Hamond, Simon Fraunceys, Richard Costantyn, Richard de
Rothyng, William de Caustone, Walter de Mordone, and
Nicholas Crane, Aldermen, on Friday before the Feast of
St. Martin [11 Nov.], 10 Edward III. [A.D. 1336].
John, son of Robert Peny, and Richard Ford de Tauntone
taken at the suit of Thomas de Debenham, "skynnere," with
the mainour of a fur of "Bevre" and two furs of budge (bugeto)
worth 20s., which they had feloniously taken in the parish of
St. Pancras in the Ward of Cheap on Tuesday after the Feast
of All Saints [1 Nov.], 10 Edward III. [A.D. 1336], whereof he
appeals them. (fn. 2) Pledges for prosecution, viz., Richard de
Hibernia, "taillour," and William Marchaunt, "nedelere."
The said John and Richard say they are in no wise guilty of
the felony, and put themselves on the country for good and ill.
The jury comes by Philip le Barber, Thomas de Messyngham,
"taillour," Thomas de Lincoln, "peleter," John de Oxon',
"peleter," Robert de St. John, Henry de Ware, Ranulf de
la Marche, "taillour," John del Barnet, "girdeler," Thomas
Hauteyn, Geoffrey de Wynchecoumbe, Roger Sauvage, armourer, and Henry de Shawe, who say on oath that the said
John and Richard are guilty. Therefore [let them be] hanged.
Folio ccxli b.
Delivery of Infangenthef taken before John de Pulteney, the Mayor,
Aldermen, and Sheriffs of the said City on Friday before the
Feast of the Purification B. M. [2 Feb.], II Edward III.
John le Whyte de Cauntebrigge, "skynnere," taken at the
suit of Geoffrey Punte de London, mercer, with the mainour,
viz., of rings of gold and silver, pearls, linen thread, bracelets
(braccal'), tablets, and other goods and chattels to the value of
100s., feloniously taken by night from his shop at the corner of
St. Laurence Lane in the Jewry on Friday before the Epiphany
[6 Jan.], the aforesaid year, and for burglary of his shop (de
burgar' shope), of which the said Geoffrey appeals him. Pledges
for prosecution, viz., John atte Barnet and Richard le Mirourer.
The said John says that he is in no wise guilty, and puts himself
on the country for good and ill. The jury comes by Philip
Gentil, Roger de Astwod, Thomas Potyn, Nicholas de Reygate, Stephen le Cotiller, William de Grubbelane, William de
Nasyng, Walter le Wayte, Simon de Herlawe, Richard le
Mirourer, John Wygod, and John Russel, who say that he is
guilty. Therefore [let him be] hanged. Chattels none. (fn. 3)
Delivery of Infangenthef made in the Guildhall before Sir John de
Pulteneye, the Mayor, and the Aldermen on Saturday before the
Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May], II Edward III. [A.D. 1337].
Desiderata de Toryntone taken at the suit of John Baret de
Bydene, co. "Barkshirie," for a robbery of silver plate, of the
value of £40, belonging to Dame Alice de Lisle (de Insula), his
mistress, in the hostel of the Bishop of Salisbury in Fletestrete,
whereof he appeals her. Forty dishes and twelve salt-cellars
were found upon her (super ipsam). Pledges for prosecution, viz.,
William de Toppesfeld and Reginald de Thorpe. The accused
says she is not guilty, and puts herself on the country for good and
ill. The jury comes by Walter atte Slogh, Simon le Armourer,
William de Waltham, William Deveneys, John atte Belle,
Gilbert atte More, Thomas de Northhalle, John Elys, Geoffrey
Lefhogge, Robert Pycard, Richard Rofot, and Thomas de
Banham, who say on oath that the said Desiderata is guilty.
Therefore [let her be] hanged. Chattels none. (fn. 4)
Forma assessor' xv me in London'.
The form prescribed for assessment in levying the fifteenth
granted by the Parliament held at Westminster the morrow of
the Nativity B. M. [8 Sept.], 6 Edward III. [A.D. 1332]. (fn. 5)
Folio ccxlii b.
The form of procedure to be followed by deputy-assessors in
levying the above tax.
Admiss' Joh'is de Shirbourne in co'em cl'icum civitatis.
Monday the Feast of the Decollation of St. John Bapt.
[29 Aug.]. 9 Edward III. [A.D. 1335], John de Shirbourne
elected Common Clerk of the City by the Mayor, Aldermen,
and Commonalty, and sworn, he to receive the sum of £10 per
annum for his trouble.
Custodia Henr' et Thome fil' Joh' is de Bricheford.
Thursday before the Feast of St. Martin "in Yeme"
[11 Nov.], 9 Edward III. [A.D. 1335], came Alice, widow of
John de Bricheford, (fn. 6) goldsmith, into the Chamber of the
Guildhall, before Reginald de Conduit, the Mayor, Gregory de
Nortone and Anketin de Gisors, Aldermen, and Henry de
Seccheford, Alderman and Chamberlain, and acknowledged
that she had received the goods, chattels, &c., bequeathed to
Henry and Thomas, sons of the said John de Bricheford, in
trust for them during their minority. Sureties, viz., Robert de
Wyke, goldsmith, Robert de Herlawe, "sadelere," and Stephen
Admissio Nich'i de Abyndone in servientem Camere.
Be it remembered that on Friday the octave of St. Michael
[29 Sept.], 9 Edward III. [A.D. 1335], Nicholas de Abyndone
was elected Serjeant of the Chamber of the Guildhall by the
Mayor and Aldermen, and sworn, &c., he receiving 40s. per
annum for his service.
Admiss' Thome de Maryns in Camerar'.
Be it remembered that at the Husting held on Monday before
the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.], 9 Edward III.
[A.D. 1335-6], Thomas de Maryns, apothecary, was elected
Chamberlain of the Guildhall by the Mayor, Aldermen, and
Commonalty, and sworn, &c., he receiving £10 per annum for
Breve pro Telar' London'.
Writ of certiorari to the Mayor and Sheriffs touching the
right of Burellers of Candelwykestrete (fn. 7) to exercise their craft
in the City without becoming members of the Weavers' Guild. (fn. 8)
Witness the King at Carlisle, 28 July, 9 Edward III. [A.D. 1335].
Folio ccxliii b.
Commissio pro Nundinis Sc'i Botulphi.
Letter under the Common Seal from Reginald de Conduit,
Mayor, and the Commonalty of the City of London, to the
Stewards, Bailiffs, &c., of the Fair of St. Botolph, (fn. 9) notifying the
appointment of John de Grantham, John Hamond, Andrew
Aubry, Thomas de Swanlond, William de Cave, Bartholomew
Deumars, Richard de Lincoln, William de Braughyng, and
Michael de Caustone, as the City's attorneys at the Fair.
Dated 5 Aug., 9 Edward III. [A.D. 1335].
The account of Henry de Seccheford, the Chamberlain of the Guildhall, rendered on Monday the eve of St. Peter ad Vincula
[1 Aug.], 9 Edward III. [A.D. 1335], before John de Caustone
and Ralph de Uptone, Aldermen, John de Dallynge and
Richard de Weleford, Commoners, appointed by the Mayor and
Commonalty on Saturday before the Feast of SS. Philip and
James [1 May], the aforesaid year, to audit the said account
and make allowances due, viz., from the Feast of Nativ. St. John
Bapt. [24 June], 6 Edward III. [A.D. 1332], up to the Feast
of St. Peter ad Vincula, anno 9, that is to say, for three years,
five weeks, and two days.
Among the receipts are sums of money for rent of St. Botolph
wharf and for a fine paid to the Sheriffs by Ralph de Coventre,
Sum total, £326 9s.
The expenditure comprises fees paid to Gregory de Nortone,
the Recorder, Hugh de Waltham, and others; presents sent
to the Duke of Brittany and the Archbishop; and the sum of
£19 6s. 10½d. expended on the Guildhall.
Sum total, £318 17s. 1¼d.
Pleas held before Reginald de Conduit, Mayor, John de Pulteneye,
John de Grantham, Gregory de Nortone, Andrew Aubry, John
de Caustone, Richard le Lacer, Ralph de Uptone, and Henry
de Seccheford, Aldermen, and John de Hynxtone, Sheriff,
Monday after the Feast of St. Andrew [30 Nov.], 8 Edward III. [A.D. 1334].
Processus de Will'o de Mordone.
William de Mordone, "stokfisshmongere," attached to answer
a charge of having broken a sequestration made upon his goods
by John de Ry, serjeant of Walter Turk, one of the Sheriffs,
for refusing to pay the amount at which he was assessed for
providing an armed force to go to Scotland for the King. The
accused could not deny the charge, and was therefore committed to prison, &c., until he should have paid fine according
to custom. Thereupon the Mayor and Aldermen were forthwith informed that the aforesaid William de Mordone had
declared on a certain day that before he would pay the aforesaid assessment made for the good of the lord the King and of
the City he would secure forty men who were prepared to drag
the better and wealthier men of the City from their houses and
have them decapitated outside. Being asked how he would
acquit himself, the said William declared himself not guilty and
put himself on the country. A jury accordingly summoned, and
in the meanwhile the said William is committed to prison, &c.
On a day appointed the jury comes by Adam Lucas and others
[not named] on the panel, &c. Thereupon the said William
acknowledged the charge and put himself on the mercy of
the Mayor and Aldermen. He is therefore committed.
Afterwards he made fine of 100s. for breaking the sequestration, by mainprise of Robert Swote and Adam Lucas, and
was delivered in bail (in ballium) to Robert Swote, Adam
Lucas, John de Mockynge, Alan Gille, Ralph de Lenne, John
de Croydone, John Turk, Henry Monqoi, John Wrotham,
Robert Hakeneye, William Box, and Henry Wymond to
produce him from Husting to Husting to hear judgment, &c.
Folio ccxliv b.
Pleas held before R[eginald] de Conduit, Mayor, the Aldermen, and
the Chamberlain of the City on Friday before the Feast of
St. Lucia [13 Dec.], 8 Edward III. [A.D. 1334].
Processus de Will'o de Bronne pro pueris Paulini Turk.
Information given to the said Mayor, Aldermen, and Chamberlain by Walter de Mordone, the next friend of the children of
Paulin Turk, that John de Comptone, fishmonger, to whom the
guardianship of the said children had been committed, inasmuch as he had married the widow of the said Paulin (fn. 10) and
mother of the said children, had wasted their property, and
left the City. Thereupon precept to Peter de Hungrie,
Serjeant of the Chamber, to summon the said John to appear
on Friday before the Feast of St. Lucia [13 Dec.], to render
an account, on which day the said Peter testified that the said John
could not be found and had no property in the City whereby he
could be attached. Thereupon precept for the appearance
of William de Bronne, ironmonger ("ferron"), and William de
Prestone, "woder," who were sureties for the said John, to
show cause why the sum of £21 13s. 4d., the property of the
said children, delivered upon their surety, should not be levied
on their goods and chattels. The Serjeant made return that he
had duly summoned William [de] Bronne by Henry de Ware and
Bartholomew le Cotiller; and William de Prestone by Robert
le Treyere and Geoffrey de Wyntertone, but on the day named
they failed to appear. Accordingly an order distringas against
Tuesday next after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.]. On their
again failing to appear, an order distringas per magnam districcionem (fn. 11) against Friday next, the process being continued until
Friday after the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 9 Edward III. [A.D. 1334-5]; on which day they came and said that
they were not bound to answer because the aforesaid John de
Comptone had recently been attached and committed to Neugate until released by mainprise of Gilbert Cros, "pessoner,"
and John de Boseworth, senior, and they claimed to be released
from their mainprise. The Court not being satisfied, they made
further answer to the effect that there were only two surviving
children of the said Paulin, named John and Elena, (fn. 12) and as to
their legacies the Chamberlain had, at the suit of Walter de
Mordone, levied a sum of money on certain tenements held in
London by the said John de Comptone by the courtesy of
England (per curialitatem Anglie), and had taken the said tenements into the City's hand, and they pray that this money be
taken into account. These statements the Chamberlain denies,
and both parties demand a jury. The jury comes by Richard de
Herkstede, John Gubbe, Robert le Shether, Richard Cas,
Richard Turk, Simon Fenn, John atte Hill, Stephen Talp, Roger
de York, John Ruddoke, Robert de Derby, and Robert le
Ropere, who say on oath that the Chamberlain had made no
such levy, nor had taken into the City's hand the tenements of
John de Comptone; but they say that John, son of Paulin Turk,
has (inter alia) a certain house in St. Clement's Lane of the yearly
value of 16s., and another house in St. Botolph Lane of the yearly
value of 8s., subject to a debt of 10s. due to John atte Hulle.
Judgment given to the effect that the Chamberlain cause the
money due to the said children to be levied on the goods and
chattels of the mainpernors aforesaid, except the sum of 31s.,
concerning which curia vult consuli.
Manucaptor' Walt'i de Mordon' pro bonis pueror' Paulini Turk.
Afterwards, viz., on Monday after the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.], 10 Edward III. [A.D. 1335 6], came the
aforesaid William de Prestone and William [de] Bronne and
paid £6 16s. 8d. in respect of the legacies to John "Poul" [sic]
and Elena his sister, the surviving children of the aforesaid
"Paul," to Walter de Mordone as their next friend, the said
Walter finding sureties, viz., Simon de Mereworth, Thomas de
Wynchestre, William de Braughynge, and Thomas de Sewel.
Folio ccxlv b.
Br'e Reg' pro Parliamento.
Writ for the election of two representatives of the City to
attend a Parliament to be held at Westminster on Monday after
Sunday in mid-Lent. (fn. 13) Dated at Berwick-on-Tweed, 22 Jan.,
9 Edward III. [A.D. 1335-6].
Convencio int' Rob'de Hecham mercer' et ux'm eius et Will' fil' Will' i de Garton'.
sol. ijs. vjd.
Lease by William, son of William de Gartone, late mercer, to
Robert de Hecham, mercer, and Sabine de Gartone his wife,
mother of the lessor, of tenements in the parish of St. Antonin,
situate near the tenements of Simon Corp and Richard de
Betoyne; to hold the same for a term of seven years at an
annual rent of 2 marks. Witnesses, William de Caustone,
William de Elsynge, Nicholas atte Mersshe, Nicholas de
Grenewyche, John de Strode, and others [not named]. Dated
Christmas Day, 9 Edward III. [A.D. 1335].
De civibus miss' ad Parliamentum.
Letters patent from the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty
under the Common Seal to the King, notifying the election of
Henry de Secheford and Thomas de Chetyngdone to attend
the Parliament at Westminster on mid-Lent Sunday. Dated
9 March, 10 Edward III. [A.D. 1335-6].
Commissio pro xv° a Regi concessa anno x°.
Letters patent addressed to the Mayor, Aldermen, Sheriffs,
Bailiffs, and Commonalty of the City, notifying the appointment of William de Caustone and William Haunsard as collectors of the fifteenth and tenth granted in the last Parliament.
Witness the King at Waltham, 6 April, 10 Edward III.
Acquietanc' Anket' de Gisors et Rob'ti Swote nup' custod' Pont' London'.
A general release granted by John de Pulteneye, the Mayor,
Aldermen, and the rest of the citizens to Anketin de Gisors and
Robert Swote, late Wardens of London Bridge. Dated 16 Dec.,
10 Edward III. [A.D. 1336].
Folio ccxlvi b.
Writ to the Treasurer and Barons of the Exchequer to the
effect that the Mayor and Commonalty of the City had complained that whereas they had paid the King the sum of 1,100
marks in respect of the City's portion of the fifteenth lately
granted by the Commons of the realm, and had afterwards
willingly offered 500 marks towards the war in Scotland, the
said Treasurer and Barons, falsely pretending that the Mayor
and Commonalty had made fine to the King in the above sums,
had demanded from them 110 marks in respect of the fifteenth
and 50 marks in respect of the war to the use of Philippa, the
Queen Consort, by way of Queen's gold. (fn. 14) This being unjust, the
said Treasurer and Barons are ordered to withdraw the demand.
Witness the King at the vill of St. John, (fn. 15) 1 July, 10 Edward III.
[A.D. 1336]. (fn. 16)
Script' Abb'is et convent' de Leycestre per Will' Marchal et ux'm eius.
Quitclaim by William le Marchal de London and Mary his
wife to the Abbot and Convent of St. Mary Pre (de Pratis), near
Leicester, of a messuage and shops in Smethefeld. Witnesses,
Andrew Aubrey, William "of the castel," Philip Dikeman,
Simon Nicol, Richard atte Gate, Henry Bonmarchee, Geoffrey
atte Chirche, and others [not named]. Dated Monday after the
Feast of St. James [25 July], 10 Edward III. [A.D. 1336].
Folio ccxlvii-ccxlvii b.
Recordum et processus placiti inter Telarios et Burellar'.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs that they inquire into a
complaint made by the Weavers of London against Burellers
of Candelwykestrete for exercising their craft without being
members of the Weavers' Guild, and that they do therein what
is right in conformity with chartered rights. Witness the King
at Carlisle, 28 July, 9 Edward III. [A.D. 1335].
Thereupon came Edmund de Saumford and others of the
craft of Weavers and complained of Richard de Manworth,
Thomas de Sewell, Laurence de Sonynghulle, and John Morice,
Burellers of Candelwykestrete. A day given, and both parties
appear and are heard. The Burellers declare that they are not
Weavers, but freemen of the City, and as such are entitled to
carry on any trade or mistery; that they have servants, viz.,
John Beneyt, John atte Stone, John Halfpound, and Stephen le
Leche, apprentices in the craft of Weavers and in their Guild,
who are prepared to do all that behoves them as members of
the Guild. The aforesaid Edmund and the rest plead their
charter (as before) to the effect that no one in the City or in
Suthewerk should meddle with the Weavers' craft unless a
member of the Guild, under penalty prescribed, and as the said
Burellers acknowledged that their servants meddled with the
craft they were acting contrary to the charter. A further day
given, when the Weavers produced the King's writ addressed
to the Mayor and Sheriffs bidding them forthwith to make a
return of all proceedings in the matter to the Chancellery, as
previously commanded. The writ dated at Waltham, 10 April,
10 Edward III. [A.D. 1336]. Ideo loquela sine die.
Afterwards, viz., on Friday the Feast of St. Alphege [19 April],
the. Burellers produced another writ addressed to the Mayor
and Sheriffs, bidding them to continue their inquiry into the
dispute that justice might be the sooner done. Writ dated at
the Tower, 15 April.
Pursuant to the said writ, precept was given by the Mayor
and Sheriffs to Nicholas de Abyndone, the Serjeant, to summon
the parties for a certain day, on which day the Burellers came,
but the Weavers made default, therefore let them take nothing,
but be in mercy for a false claim, &c.
And because the aforesaid Edmund and the others sought to
monopolize the craft of weaving cloth in the City, the Mayor,
Sheriffs, Aldermen, and other of the more discreet men of the
City, after grave consideration, ordained that thenceforth it
should be lawful for all and singular freemen of the City to set
up instruments and looms (utensilia (fn. 17) ) in their hostels and elsewhere, and to weave cloth and sell the same at their will,
saving to the King his yearly ferm, and this in spite of any
claim by the said Edmund and other Weavers to contravene
Folio ccxlviii b.
L'ra Galfr'i de Say Admirall' d'ni R' concessa Joh'i Pope marinar', etc.
Letter of Geffrey de Say, "Ameraille" of the lord the King
from the mouth of the Thames as far as the parts of the west,
in favour of John Pope, who was about to take his ship called
"Cokjohan," laden with wool, to Flanders. Dated at Berlynge, (fn. 18)
Br'e de lanis neque pell' lanut' non carcand' ultra mare.
Writ to the collectors of the custom on wool, hides, and woolfels in the port of the City of London, bidding them, for certain
perils that were threatening, to keep the King's seal, known as
the "Coket" (fn. 19) and used for the collection of custom dues in the
said port, in some safe place under lock and seal, and not to
allow any wool, hides, or woolfels to leave the port under any
pretext. Witness the King at the vill of St. John, 12 Aug.,
10 Edward III. [A.D. 1336]. (fn. 20)
Ordinacio pro placeis apud les Stokkes.
Commissio custod' Pont' pro redd' calligend' apud les Stokkes.
Be it remembered that on Monday the Feast of St. Mary
Magdalen [22 July], 10 Edward III. [A.D. 1336], it was agreed
and granted by Reginald de Conduit, the Mayor, John de
Grantham, John de Prestone, John de Oxon', John Hamond,
Richard le Lacer, Gregory de Nortone, John de Caustone,
Richard de Hakeneye, William de Caustone, Ralph de Uptone,
Simon Fraunceis, Richard de Berkynge, Henry de Seccheford,
John Hauteyn, Walter de Mordone, Andrew Aubry, Henry
Darci, and Richard Costantyn, Aldermen, William Haunsard,
John de Mockynge, Nicholas Pyke, Walter Turk, Roger de
Ely, Henry Sterre, John Leche, Adam Brabazon, Adam Lucas,
John Turk, Hugh de Mockynge, Reginald de Thorp, Michael
Mynot, John Wroth, John Lovekyn, William de Thorneye,
Roger de Bernes, Robert Swote, Henry Graspeys, William de
Braughynge, John de Ware, Alan Gille, Robert le Ropere,
Robert Fresfissh, John de Beltone, Henry Palmere, John de
Wrotham, John de Triple, John de Greylond, John de Beltone [sic], and Richard Double, and other commoners [not
named], for the common weal of the City and the preservation of London Bridge, that all rents appertaining to the
said bridge in the place called "les Stokkes" be wholly
levied by Walter Neel and Alan Gille, Wardens of the Bridge,
any demise by former Wardens to any one notwithstanding,
according to the terms of a commission set out and dated
Monday after the Feast of St. James [25 July], 10 Edward III.
[A.D. 1336]. (fn. 21)
Br'e R' de voluntate Regis Francie et pro consilio h'endo apud Notyngham.
Writ to the Sheriffs of London for the election of two discreet
and powerful citizens to represent the City at a "colloquium"
to be held at Notyngham on Monday after the Feast of
St. Matthew [21 Sept.] next. (fn. 22) Witness the King at the vill
of St. John, 24 Aug., 10 Edward III. [A.D. 1336].
Return: We send you John de Caustone and Richard de
Hakeneye with full power to do for themselves and the Commonalty of the City as in the writ is ordered, &c.
Commissio pro consilio apud Notyngham.
Letters patent under the Common Seal from the Mayor,
Aldermen, and Commonalty of the City to the King notifying
the above. Dated 18 Sept., 10 Edward III. [A.D. 1336].
Folio ccxlix b.
Br'e R' pro quatuor mercator' mittend' apud Notyngham ad consilium, etc.
Writ to the Mayor, Aldermen, Sheriffs, and Commonalty of the City for the election of four of the more
discreet and sufficient wool merchants of the City to assist in
the business to be transacted by the Prelates, Earls, Barons,
and other magistrates of the realm summoned to meet on
Monday after the Feast of St. Matthew [21 Sept.] next at
Notyngham. (fn. 23) Witness the King at the vill of St. John, 1 Sept.,
10 Edward III. [A.D. 1336].
Return: We send you John de Oxonia, Richard de Hakeney,
Henry Wymond, and William de Brikelesworth to do, &c., as
in the writ is ordered.
The King to the Mayor, Sheriffs, Aldermen, and the Commonalty of the City, commending to their notice Roger de
Swynnerton, whom he was sending to them on important
business. Witness the King at the vill of St. John, 7 Sept.,
10 Edward III. [A.D. 1336].
A similar letter addressed to the Mayor, Sheriffs, and
Another copy of the writ to the Treasurer and Barons of the
Exchequer, forbidding them to exact Queen's gold on certain
sums paid by the City, and dated from the vill of St. John,
1 July, 10 Edward III. [A.D. 1336]. (fn. 24)
Quodd' mem d de Tall' et brevibus lib' at' Joh'i de Hardyngham ad h'end' sup' comp' apud Ebor'.
Be it remembered that on Friday before the Feast of the
Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.], 10 Edward III. [A.D. 1336],
Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, in the presence of
Reginald de Conduit, the Mayor, and Gregory de Nortone, the
Recorder, delivered to Roger de Depham and John de
Hardyngham, clerks to the Sheriffs, two writs, viz., one with
the Great Seal and the other with the Privy Seal, for payment
to Master Paul de Montefiore (de Monte Florum) of 1,100 marks
for the fifteenth granted to the King in the eighth year of his
reign, and two letters of acquittance of the said Paul, to carry
the same to the Exchequer for an allowance to be made for the
said money; also a writ of the Great Seal and a writ of the
Exchequer for 500 marks for the war and tallies for the same. (fn. 25)
Br'e pro septem mill' et cc hominib' habend' etc.
Writ to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Sheriffs of London for
raising and equipping a force of 7,200 men to assist in defending
the kingdom against foreigners, pursuant to an order passed
in the great Council at that time assembled at Notyngham (jam
apud Notyngham convocato). (fn. 26) Witness the King at Leycestre,
3 Oct., 10 Edward III. [A.D. 1336].
Folio ccl b.
Precept to Peter de Hungrie, Serjeant, to summon Agnes,
widow of Richard de Welleford, who had been appointed
guardian of John and Alice, children of the said Richard, on
the 4th May, 7 Edward II. [A.D. 1314], (fn. 27) to appear before the
Mayor and Chamberlain on Wednesday before the Feast of
St. Margaret [20 July] next to answer for the children's
estate. On the day named, the said Agnes being reported
dead, precept was issued to the Serjeant to summon her heirs,
executors, and tenants. Return made that she had no heirs nor
executors nor lands nor tenements within the liberties of the
City, but a certain Isabella, late wife of Hamo Godchep, a
tenant of the said Agnes, had been summoned to appear. On
appearing the said Isabella declared that as a tenant she ought
not to be responsible, inasmuch as the said Agnes had bound
neither herself nor her tenements. The Court thereupon
ordered the mainpernors of the said Agnes, viz., William de
Furneys and William de Bray, "stokfisshmongere," to appear
on Friday after the Feast of St. James [25 July]; on which day
came William de Furneys, who testified that William de Bray
was dead; the latter's executors were therefore summoned to
appear on Wednesday after the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula
[1 Aug.]. Accordingly the said William de Furneys and
William, son and heir of the said William de Bray, appeared
together with the said Isabella, who asked that the will of the
aforesaid Richard might be examined to see whether or no and
in what terms the guardianship of the children may have been
devised. (fn. 28) This having been done, the Court adjudges the said
Isabella to be quit and takes time to consider how the children
should obtain satisfaction from William de Furneys and William,
son of William de Bray.