Folios xxi -xxx
Aug 1375 -

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1907

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'Folios xxi -xxx: Aug 1375 -', Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: H: 1375-1399 (1907), pp. 9-24. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33457 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Folio xxi -xxx.

Maryns Ald'us Crepulgate.

Friday, 31 August, 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375], John Maryns elected Alderman of the Ward of Crepulgate, and presented to the Mayor, admitted, and sworn.

The same day William Eynsham, the Chamberlain of the Guildhall, received the sum of £100 from Sir Thomas Goldyngtone, Rector of the Church of St. Christopher, William Wodehous, Richard Wylesdone, and Roger Claverynge out of the proceeds of the sale of tenements formerly belonging to Thomas Legge, which sum they freely gave to the Mayor and Commonalty for the purpose of cleansing the City's ditches, on condition that the Chaplains of the Chapel of St. Mary at the Guildhall prayed for the souls of the said Thomas and of Alice, Margaret, and Simon Legge. (fn. 1)

Afterwards the Chamberlain rendered account of receipts and expenses for one year from Michaelmas, 48 Edward III., showing that the above sum of £100 had been expended on the cleansing of the City's ditches.

Judicium de Thewe quia jurgratrix.

Tuesday, 4 Sept., 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375], Alice Shether charged before the Mayor with being a common scold. She says she is not guilty, and puts herself on the country. The jurors, viz., Robert Kestevene, William Prichet, Adam Fuller, William Rider, Hugh Hede, Henry Barbour, William Hardy, Richard Myne, William Frensshe, Richard Suttone, John Sherstone, and John Adam, say on oath that she is guilty. Thereupon she is condemned to the pillory called "le Thewe," ordained for women, for one hour. (fn. 2)

Pena inter parochianos Sancti Audoeni et Joh'em Hokkele.

7 Sept., 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375], came certain parishioners of St. Iwayn and St. Nicholas "Fleshameles" of the Ward of Farndone Within and delivered to William Waleworth, the Mayor, a bill complaining of the misconduct of John Hoklee, spicer. Thereupon all parties were bound over to keep the peace. (fn. 3)

Folio xxi b.

Custod' Alicie fil' Joh'is Reyner et fil' Joh' Bryan.

11 Sept., 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375], the guardianship of Alice, daughter of John Reyner, and of Thomas and Johanna, children of John Bryan, fishmonger, together with divers sums of money, committed by William Waleworth, the Mayor, and William Eynsham, the Chamberlain, to John Bryan aforesaid. Sureties, viz., William Neuport, fishmonger, and Walter Parker, "cornmongere."

Afterwards, viz., on the 20th August, 4 Richard II [A. D. 1380], came the above John Bryan and asked permission of John Hadle, the Mayor, and the Aldermen for the above Alice to be married, and it was granted, the said John Bryan paying a fine of 20s. to Richard Odyham, the Chamberlain, for the use of the Commonalty.

The same day (viz., 11 Sept., 1375) Walter Parker, John Marke, and John Sandewych, executors of John Reyner, delivered to William Eynsham, the Chamberlain, divers chattels bequeathed to the said Alice by her father.

On the 13th Sept. the said executors delivered to the said Chamberlain the sum of 10 marks bequeathed by the above John Reyner for the apprenticeship of the said Alice; and afterwards, viz., on the 16th Oct., the said executors delivered to the Chamberlain the sum of 40s. 4d., being the moiety of the proceeds of a sale of certain household goods bequeathed by the said John Reyner to the said Alice and to Margaret his servant conjointly.

Folio xxii.

Pena Rob'ti Verney fleccher.

12 Sept., 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375], came Robert Verney, who hitherto had practised the mistery of Bowyers and Flecchers, before the Mayor and Recorder, and declared that thenceforth he would practise only the mistery of Flecchers, and not that of Bowyers. (fn. 4) Thereupon permission was given, the same to be annulled if he resumed the mistery of Bowyers, and he to be liable to the penalty prescribed.

Afterwards, viz., on Friday before the Feast of Translation of St Edward [13 Oct.], came good men of the mistery of Bowyers before the Mayor, and complained of the above Robert having broken his promise. The above permission was thereupon cancelled, and the said Robert was fined, and ordered to confine himself in future to the mistery of Bowyers.

Eleccio Vic'.

Friday the Feast of St. Matthew [21 Sept.], 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375], in a congregation of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty summoned for the election of Sheriffs, John Haddele and William Neuport, fishmonger, were elected Sheriffs for the year ensuing, the former by the Mayor, the latter by the Commonalty.

Friday the eve of St. Michael [29 Sept.] the said Sheriffs were sworn, and on the following Monday were admitted at Westminster before the Barons of the Exchequer.

Ordinai' quod uterque vic fabeat nisi or s'vient'.

Friday the Feast of St. Matthew [21 Sept.], 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375], it was ordained by William Waleworth, the Mayor, William de Haldene, the Recorder, John Wrothe, John Pyel, John Chichestre, Richard Lyons, John Tornegold, John Warde, Robert Hatfeld, John Phelipot, Nicholas Brembre, John Aubrey, Adam Stable, John Fyffide, John Haddele, Nicholas Twyford, John Norhamptone, and John Marynes, Aldermen, and an immense Commonalty, upon a petition of the Commonalty, presented by Ralph Strode, the Common Serjeant (communis serviens), that in future a Sheriff should have three or four serjeants at the most, (fn. 5) and less if possible, in order that the people might no longer suffer from an excessive number.

Ordinacio de pertic' tab' nar.

Also on petition of the Commonalty it was ordained that in future no one should have a pole (pertica) bearing his sign or leaves (fn. 6) (folia) projecting from his tavern more than 7 feet in length over the highway, under penalty of paying 40 pence to the Chamber (fn. 7) .

Folio xxii b.

Ordinaciones de Shethers.

20 Sept., 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375], petition of the "Shethers" of London to the Mayor and Aldermen that certain articles of the mistery which had been approved by the Mayor and Aldermen, anno 1 Edward III, might be confirmed (with the exception of the article forbidding night-work, inasmuch as "cotellers" were allowed to work by night), and that they might be allowed to appoint searchers for the mistery who should present defects to the Mayor and Aldermen, &c.

Tuesday before the Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct.], 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375], John Clerk, junior, "pulter," charged before John Haddele and William Neuport, the Sheriffs, with having forestalled geese on their way to market. Pleads guilty. The geese to be forfeited to the use of the Sheriffs. (fn. 8)

Folio xxiii.

Tapicers jur'.

Thursday the Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct.], 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375], Richard Digoun, Thomas Bonanter, Robert Padegris, and Robert Hakke, tapicers, elected Masters of the mistery, and sworn to rule the same, present defects, &c.

Pannar' et Fullon' jur'.

The same day John Walstede and "Michel" Cornewaille, drapers, and William Wermenstre and Walter Asselyn, fullers, sworn to examine cloth, present defects, &c.

Cultellar' jur'.

Wednesday the eve of All Saints [1 Nov.], 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375], Richard Goudchyld, Simon atte Nax, Richard Shirebourne, and John de Lenne, Masters of the mistery of Cutlers, sworn to govern the said mistery, present defects, &c.

Vaginar' jur'.

Thursday after the Feast of Nativity St. John Bapt [24 June], the same year, Thomas Rose, Thomas Baysham, Bernard Rayner, and John Leche, "shetheres," sworn Masters to govern the mistery, &c.

Carpentar' et cementar' jur'.

26 Oct., 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375], Thomas Flant and Stephen Warde, carpenters, and Thomas Mallynge and Richard atte Chirche, masons, sworn to make partition of lands, tenements, and rents, to report nuisances, &c.

27 Nov., 1 Richard II. [A. D. 1377], Thomas atte Barnet, one of the masons who had been formerly sworn, having neglected his duties, Thomas Mallynge was presented and sworn in his place.

Frumentum forisfact' quia vend' per exemplum.

20 Oct., 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375], Nicholas Cremelford attached to answer John Haddele and William Neuport, the Sheriffs, on a charge of having sold corn that was at the time in Kent by sample to John Waltham, baker, contrary to the statute and ordinance. He acknowledges his guilt The corn forfeited to the use of the Sheriffs.

Folio xxiii b.

Sewale serjant jur' ad coli gend' reddit' pertin' Camere.

26 Oct., 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375], William Sewale, "serjant," who at another time had been admitted and sworn Serjeant of the Chamber, was again (de novo) sworn and admitted, in the presence of William Waleworth, the Mayor, William de Haldene, the Recorder, John Pyel, John Aubrey, and John Haddele, Aldermen, to collect rents, &c.

Cobbeadmissus in servient' Cam'e et jur'.

The same day John Cobbe, who had before been admitted Serjeant to the above Mayor, was admitted and sworn Serjeant of the Chamber.

Eleccio Joh'is Warde Maioris.

Saturday the Feast of Translation of St. Edward [13 Oct.], 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375], John Warde elected Mayor, in the presence of William Waleworth, the Mayor, William de Haldene, the Recorder, John Wrothe, John Chichestre, Adam de Bury, John Pyel, John Stodeye, John Warde, John Little, John Aubrey, John Tornegold, Nicholas Brembre, John Phelipot, John Fyffide, Robert Hatfeld, Richard Lyons, John Haddele, Nicholas Twyford, Bartholomew Fristlyng, John Northampton, and John Maryns, Aldermen, the above John Haddele and William Neuport, the Sheriffs, and an immense Commonalty summoned for the election of a Mayor for the year ensuing.

Afterwards, viz., on Sunday the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], the said John Warde was sworn into office at the Guildhall, and on the following Monday was presented, admitted, and sworn before the Barons of the Exchequer at Westminster.

Exoneracio custod' Thom' fil' Osberti Wynter.

20 March, 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1375-6], came John Conysburgh before John Maryns, Alderman, William Eynesham and Ralph Strode, Commoners, and rendered account of his guardianship of Thomas, son of Osbert Wynter, for a period of twelve years from 1 July, 37 Edward III. [A. D. 1363], as appears in Letter-Book G, fo cxiv.

Foliosxxiv.

Acquietanc' Will'i Eynes ham Cam' ar' de comp' anni preced'.

Acquittance by William "Walleworth," the Mayor, the Aldermen, and the rest of the citizens, to William Eynesham, the Chamberlain of the Guildhall, on his account for the past year. Dated in the Chamber of the Guildhall, the morrow of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375].

Concessio facta Will'o Greyngham s'vienti de xls. annue pen sionis.

Grant by William Waleworth, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and Commonalty to William Greyngham, Serjeant of the Chamber, and sometime collector of rents of the said Chamber, of an annuity of 40s. Dated 24 Sept., 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375].

Concessio facta Rad' Strode co'i narrat' de porta de Ald richesgate.

Grant by the said Mayor and the assembly (cetus) of Aldermen, with the assent of the Commonalty, to Ralph Strode, the Common Pleader (communis orator (fn. 9) ) of the City, of a mansion situate over the gate of Aldrichesgate, with gardens, &.; to hold the same so long as he remain in that office. In witness whereof they caused the said grant to be entered in this book of the Chamber of the City, the 27th October, 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375]. (fn. 10)

Exoneracio custod' Ric'i fil' Ric'i Russel paternost'.

11 Feb., 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1375-6], came Richard, son of Richard Russel, aged seventeen years and more, before John Warde, the Mayor, William Waleworth and John Norhamptone, Aldermen, and William Eynsham, the Chamberlain, and prayed delivery of his goods and chattels, &c., in the hands of the said Chamberlain by reason of his being a minor. His prayer granted, and the following day he acknowledged satisfaction.

Thereupon came John Coroner, fishmonger, and undertook that the said Richard should not sell his property, nor commit waste, &c., before he arrived at the age of twenty-one years, under penalty of paying £100 to the Chamberlain.

Folio xxiv b.

Custodia Thome fil' Ric'i Claver ynge.

6 Nov., 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375], the guardianship of Thomas, son of Richard Claverynge, draper, committed by John Warde, the Mayor, and William Eynesham, the Chamberlain, to Dionisia, late wife of the said Richard. Sureties, viz., John Hatfeld, Montagu Chaundeler, John Gille, draper, John Pope, "wexchaundeler," and John Robynet.

Exoneracio dicte custodie.

Afterwards, viz., on the 26th Sept., 12 Richard II [A. D. 1388], the above orphan claimed his property as being of full age, and Richard Hatfeld, who had married the above Dionisia, (fn. 11) rendered account of the property to the appointed auditors, viz., Thomas Wilford, Alderman, Fulk Horwode and John Suttone, "grocers," and Richard Odyham, the Chamberlain.

Bras forisfactio.

Robert Crokesle and Thomas Bakere de Mymmes attached to answer John Haddele and William Neuport, the Sheriffs, on a charge of having on Friday before the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375], exposed for sale 7 quarters of malt contrary to the ordinance The said Robert and Thomas acknowledge the fact The malt ordered to be confiscated to the use of the Sheriffs.

Judicium pillor' pro una pica anguill' olente.

Monday the morrow of St. Martin [11 Nov.], 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375], Thomas Sprotbergh, cook, attached to answer before John Warde, the Mayor, William de Haldene, the Recorder, John Stodeye, John Tornegold, John Little, Robert Hatfeld, Nicholas Twyford, John Norhamptone, Adam Stable, John Haddele, Aldermen, a charge of having sold a peck of eels unfit for human beings. He acknowledged his guilt, and was condemned to stand an hour in the pillory, the eels being burnt under the same.

Folio xxv.

Quedam carte scripta et munimenta lib' at' Joh'i fil' Joh'is Costantyn.

22 Nov., 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375], William Eynsham, the Chamberlain of the Guildhall, by order of John Warde, the Mayor, and William de Haldene, the Recorder, and in the presence of John Pecche, John Aubrey, and Adam Stable, Aldermen, delivered to John, son of John Costantyn, 438 deeds under seal, together with divers scrolls (fn. 12) (scrowett') in 15 cases not under seal, the whole of which had been delivered in a chest to John de Cauntebrigge, the then Chamberlain, by Thomas Sallowe, late Master of the College of St. Thomas de "Accoun," to the use of the said John, son of John Costantyn. (fn. 13)

Zonar' jur'.

Saturday after the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.], 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375], Henry Norffolk and William Dawe, girdlers, elected and sworn to govern their mistery, present defects, &c.

Telar' Angl' jur'.

John atte Hacche and William Beltone, English weavers, elected and sworn bailiffs to govern their mistery, &c.

Telar' Flandr' jur'.

Friday the Feast of St. Clement [23 Nov.], the same year, Peter atte Broke and John Fanasseverne, Flemish weavers, elected and sworn bailiffs to govern their mistery, &c.

Telar' Brabanc' jur'.

The same day Reginald Rales and William Fyolet, weavers of Brabant, sworn to govern their mistery, &c.

Fustar' jur'.

Thomas Bristowe and John Burdeville, Fusters, sworn to present defects, &c.

Carnifices jur'.

Saturday after the Feast of Ascension [22 May], 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1376], John Bronnesbury, Roger Dane, William atte Wode, Roger Crisp, and Thomas Cossele, butchers of Estchepe, sworn before the Mayor, &c., to rule their mistery, present defects, &c.

The same day Elias de Westone, Henry Asshelyn, John Tykhulle, and Richard Stonham, butchers of St. Nicholas Shambles, similarly sworn.

The same day Nicholas Longe, Henry atte Hoke, William Underwode, and Roger atte Water, butchers of "les Stockes,' similarly sworn.

Folio xxv b.

Exoneracio custod' Henr' fil' Osberti Wynter.

Tuesday the Feast of St. Edmund the King [20 Nov.], 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375], account rendered before Adam Stable, Alderman, and John Bures, Commoner, by William Waleys, girdler, of the property of Henry, son of Osbert Wynter, his ward.

Exoneracio custod' Margar' fil' Will i Cadoun.

Monday after the Feast of St. Andrew [30 Nov.], 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375], came Richard Russell, girdler, to whom on the 16th Feb., 33 Edward III. [A. D. 1358-9], the guardianship of Margaret, daughter of William Cadoun, had been committed by John Lovekyn, the Mayor, Hugh Sadelynstanes, the Recorder, William Welde, Simon Worstede, and William Holbech, Aldermen, and Thomas Waldene, the Chamberlain of the Guildhall, as appears in Letter-Book G, fo. lxxiii [b], and paid into Court before John Warde, the Mayor, William de Haldene, the Recorder, and William Eynesham, the Chamberlain, the sum of £20 which he had received in trust for the said Margaret, and he declared that the said Margaret had died on Sunday the Feast of St. Mark [25 April], A. D. 1361. The money redelivered to the said Richard for the purpose of executing the will of the deceased.

Folio xxvi.

Articuli Allutarior'.

Monday after the Feast of St. Andrew [30 Nov.], 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375], came good men of the mistery of "Cordewaners" and brought a petition to John Warde, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, that certain articles for governing their mistery might be approved. (fn. 14)

Thereupon John Remes, "cordewaner," John Longe, junior, "cordewaner," Thomas Kyngesbrugge, Nicholas Bosebury, Walter Hogslade, and Richard Mildenhale, cordwainers, were elected to govern the mistery, present defects, &c.

Fustar' jur'.

Monday before the Feast of St. Lucia [13 Dec.], the same year, Thomas Bristowe and John Burdevyle, Masters of the Fusters, sworn to govern the mistery, present defects, &c.

Folio xxvi b.

M d de £x dat' per Joh em Chichestre ad reparacionem pontis London'.

15 Dec., 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375], a sum of £10, which John Chychestre, Alderman, gave to the Wardens of London Bridge for the repair of the said bridge, delivered to William Eynesham, the Chamberlain, who handed it to John Coggeshale, one of the Wardens.

M d de £x rec' per Cam'ar' de bonis fil' Nich'i Tamworth.

17 Dec., the same year, William Eynesham, the Chamberlain of the Guildhall, received from John Gaysho, fuller, by the hands of John Norhamptone, Alderman, the sum of £10 in trust for John, son of Nicholas Tamworth, aged eleven years.

Et eciam de lxvj s. viij d. r' ad opus ejusd' orph'i.

Afterwards, viz., on the 30th May, 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1376], the said Chamberlain received from the said John the sum of 66s. 8d. in trust for the said Nicholas.

Judicium collistrigii.

Be it remembered that William Felde, a servant to one of the Serjeants of William Waleworth, late Mayor, was committed to prison for that he visited the houses of divers "huckesters" in London and pretended that he had been appointed by John Warde, the Mayor, to confiscate the ale he found in their houses, (fn. 15) and inasmuch as they knew him to be the servant of a late Serjeant and believed him to be speaking the truth, and he carried tablets in his hand in which he wished to inscribe their names for presenting to the Mayor, the said "huckesters," being afraid of what he said, asked him if he would accept something from them and allow them to sell their ale as before accustomed. Whereupon he took from one 12d., from another 6d., and divers gifts from many others, to the disgrace of the City's officers and scandal of the whole Commonalty. Being brought before the Mayor on Saturday the morrow of St. Andrew [30 Nov.], 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375], and asked how he would acquit himself, the said William acknowledged the facts of the charge He was therefore adjudged to stand in the pillory for an hour, and the cause of his punishment to be publicly proclaimed by the Sheriffs.

Folio xxvii.

Commissio pro deliber acione de Neugate.

Letters patent appointing John de Cavendysshe, Robert Bealknape, Thomas de Ingelby, John Warde, the Mayor, and William Haldene, or any four, three, or two of them (the Mayor being one), to be Commissioners for gaol-delivery of Neugate. Witness the King at Westminster, 5 Nov., 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375].

Acquietancia de iiij mille marcz etc.

sol' ijs. vjd.

Acquittance by William de Beauchaumpe for money due under a Statute Staple made by Thomas de Feltone for the purchase (par cause dachat) of Berard de la Bret, his prisoner. Dated at the Guildhall, 8 Jan., 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375-6]. (fn. 16)

Custod' Thome fil' Joh'is Pounfreyt.

6 Oct., 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375], the guardianship of Thomas, son of John Pounfreyt, senior, of the parish of St. Botolph near Billyngesgate, aged sixteen years, committed by William Waleworth, the Mayor, and William Eynesham, the Chamberlain, to Gilbert Maunfeld, "ismongere," together with the sum of £40 bequeathed to the said Thomas by his father, with remainder to Johanna his mother in case the said Thomas died under age.

Folio xxvii b.

Exoneracio ejusdem custod'.

Afterwards, viz., on the 28th April, 1 Richard II. [A. D. 1378], came the said Thomas before Nicholas Brembre, the Mayor, and, being of full age, claimed his property.

Ordinacio Barbitons'.

Ordinances of the Barbers approved by the Mayor and Aldermen, and ordered to be enrolled. [No date (fn. 17) ].

Thereupon Laurence de Westone and John de Grantone elected Masters of the Barbers and sworn to govern the mistery, &c.

Folio xxviii.

Br'e pro parliamento.

Writ for the election of four citizens to attend a Parliament to be held at Westminster on the 12th February next. (fn. 18) Witness the King at Langele, 28 Dec., 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375].

Names of those elected, viz., John Pyel and William Waleworth, Aldermen; William Essex and Adam Karlille, spicer, Commoners.

Br'e probargea arraranda.

Writ to the Mayor, Sheriffs, Aldermen, and citizens of London that they put in array the barge (fn. 19) lately built for the King's service, and send it to Sandwich by the 1st March Witness the King at Westminster, 4 Jan., 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375-6].

Adhuc ordinaciones allutar'.

Wednesday before the Feast of Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.], 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375-6], came good men of the mistery of "Cordewaners" before John Warde, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, and prayed that the following articles might be added to those already approved for the government of the mistery, viz., (1) that the wardens of the mistery might have power to search and prove leather whether it be properly tanned and curried, (fn. 20) (2) that the sale of leather be confined to certain times and places.

Folio xxviii b.

Executio super recognic in Camera Grene.

Precept to John Streche, Serjeant of the Chamber, to summon Simon atte Grene, skinner, to appear on Monday after the Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct.], 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375], to show cause why a debt of 100 marks under a bond to Adam de St. Ive should not be levied on his property. The Serjeant having testified that the said Simon was dead, his executors summoned to appear on Monday after the Feast of St. Katherine [25 Nov.] to show cause, &c. Thereupon Andrew Shaldeford, executor of the said Simon, was summoned by Thomas Wyltesshire, William Olyver, John Doneford, Henry Whyte, Thomas de la Barnet, and Richard Shiryngtone, to show cause why execution should not be levied, and the said Andrew appearing and raising no objection, execution was ordered. Afterwards, viz., on Tuesday after the Feast of Conception B. M. [8 Dec.], all parties appear, and a jury, viz., John Sely, Eliseus de Thorpe, Thomas Wiltshire, Richard Spark, Blase de Bury, Thomas atte Chirche, William Horscroft, Hugh de Brumptone, Robert Porter, John Lyndene, John Barry, and William Olyver, deliver particulars of their inquiry, and the said Adam is satisfied.

Ordinacio Cirotecar'.

Petition to the Mayor and Aldermen by the good folk the Glovers of the City that no one of the mistery be allowed to sell his wares within the liberties of the City on Sunday or any other great Festival, under divers penalties according to the number of offences. [No date.]

Folio xxix.

Afterwards, viz., on Saturday the morrow of the Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.], 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1375-6], the following were elected and sworn to govern the above mistery, viz., John Derneford, Thomas Hare, and Walter Fulhardy.

Prorogacio parliamenti.

Writ to the Sheriffs notifying the prorogation of Parliament from the 12th February [A. D. 1375-6] to Monday after the Feast of St. George [23 April]. Witness the King at Westminster, 20 Jan., 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375-6].

Adhuc de custod' Ric'i fil Ric'i Caven dysshe quere principium libro G fol. clxx.

5 Feb., 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1375-6], John Baudry, "pessoner," and Gilbert Meldebourne, sureties for John Foxcote, the guardian of Richard, son of Richard Cavendysshe, delivered to the said orphan the sum of £10, which had been given to the said John Foxcote by Adam de Bury, Mayor, and John Cantebrugge, the Chamberlain, in trust for the said orphan, as appears in the Book marked "G," fo. clxx.

Folio xxix b.

Proclamacio de abbrocar'.

Friday after the Feast of Purification B. M. [2 Feb.], 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1375-6], proclamation made temp John Warde, Mayor, to the effect that no one meddle with any manner of brokerage (coretage) within the liberties of the City before he has been received by the Mayor and his companions in manner ordained, and unless he be elected by four good men of the mistery wherein he is to act as broker. (fn. 21)

Abbroc' jur' in mestero de Grocers.

Afterwards, viz., on the 10th Feb., the same year, John Lokes and John Hannay, brokers in the mistery of "Grocers," were accepted before John Warde, the Mayor, and sworn into office. Sureties for the same, viz., Adam Karlille, spicer, John Foxtone, Thomas William, and John Othom.

Eleccio pond' magne balanc'.

18 Feb., 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1375-6], John Lokes elected by good men of the mistery of Pepperers to be weigher of the Great Balance, (fn. 22) and sworn before John Warde, the Mayor, to faithfully execute the office, he taking for the use of the Sheriffs one penny for every thousand weighed and for his own trouble one farthing for every hundred weighed (centena) and more, and rendering an account of all profit weekly to the Sheriffs.

Eleccio abbroc' in mistero de Vinetariis.

3 March, the same year, John Pondere and William Chirchegate elected by good men of the mistery of Vintners to be brokers of the mistery and sworn, &c. Sureties, viz., Richard Blake, John Edrope, Thomas Medelane, and William Sharpynge.

Br'e ne aliquis exeat regnum Angl'.

Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation that no man-atarms nor archer leave the realm without royal licence, and that all ships and barges of every city and town be put in array with all speed and be ready in the ports of Sandwich and "Hamel" (fn. 23) by the 1st March for the King's service. Witness the King at Westminster, 23 Jan., 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375-6].

Begge Aldr'us Walbroke.

Monday, 4 August, 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1376], Hervey Begge (fn. 24) elected Alderman of the Ward of Walebroke by good men of the said Ward, and by them presented to the Mayor and admitted and sworn, &c, from which Ward John Pecche, the late Alderman, was, for certain causes set out infra, fo. xlv [b], removed by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty, and adjudged to lose his freedom.

Folio xxx.

Corea forisfacta Cam'e quia male tannantur.

Friday the Feast of Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.], 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1375-6], John Remes, John Longe, Thomas Kyngesbrugge, Nicholas Bosebury, Walter Hoggeslade, and Richard Mildenhale, cordwainers, who had been elected and sworn to govern the said mistery, &c, presented before the Mayor and Aldermen in the Chamber of the Guildhall certain pieces of leather belonging to John Noble de Dorkynge, Richard Tannere de Stratford, John Haukenele de Watford, Henry Noble, John Busse, John Hamond de Barnet, and John Hore de Berkynge, as being badly tanned, pursuant to a recent ordinance. (fn. 25) Thereupon it was ordered that the leather should be forfeited to the use of the City; but inasmuch as this was the first offence after the said ordinance, and the offenders acknowledged their guilt and prayed for mercy, they were forgiven the forfeiture and bound over for good behaviour in the future.

Custod' Rog' i fil' Ric' i de Poulesholte.

9 May, 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1376], the guardianship of Roger, son of Richard de Poulesholte, aged fifteen years, committed by John Warde, the Mayor, and William Eynesham, the Chamberlain, to Adam Stable, Alderman, together with the sum of £42. Sureties, viz., Hervey Becche, "draper," and John Feraunt, mercer.

Exoneracio.

Afterwards, at divers times, viz., 24 Dec., 5 Richard II. [A. D. 1381], 10 May, 5 Richard II. [A. D. 1382], and 16 July, 6 Richard II. [A. D. 1382], the money was paid by instalments to Richard Odyham, the Chamberlain, and on the 10th October, 6 Richard II. [A. D. 1382] an account was rendered by the guardian before certain auditors, viz., John Sely and John Estone, Aldermen, and John Reche, Common Pleader.

Folio xxx b.

Br'e quare duo abrocarii Lumbard detinentur in prisona.

Writ pluries to the Mayor and Sheriffs to make a return as to the reason for the imprisonment in Neugate of Albrond Lumbard (fn. 26) and John Seyntmarymont de Lukes. (fn. 27) Witness the King at Westminster, 11 Feb., 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1375-6].

Returnum br' is predicti.

Return made to the effect that, pursuant to the ancient custom of the City and a letter of Privy Seal of the King, the above Albrond and John Seyntmarimount were imprisoned for having acted as brokers in the case of an usurious loan made by Walter Southous to Ralph Cornwaylle, "taillour,' and John Edward, "mason." And John Warde, the Mayor, certifies that no other writ affecting the said Albrond and John Seyntmarimount except the writ hereto attached had been delivered to him.

Footnotes

1 'Memorials,' pp. 384-5 The will of Simon Legge (Leggi or Leggy) was proved and enrolled in the Hus ting in November, 1375, and he is there described as son of Thomas Legge, late Mayor. See 'Cal. of Wills,' ii. 184, where the editor has been misled by a statement made by Orridge ('Citizens and their Rulers,' p. 216, note) to the effect that Thomas Legge "was beheaded in 1381,' whereas he died before the end of 1357 ('Cal. Letter-Book G,' p. 94). It was John Legge, the King's Ser jeant, who was put to death in Wat Tyler's rebellion. See 'Cal. Letter-Book F,' p. 289.
2 'Memorials,' p. 385.
3 Id., p. 386.
4 In 1371 the Bowyers and the Flecchers had agreed not to meddle with each other's craft. See 'Cal. Letter-Book G,' p. 279; 'Memorials.' pp. 348-50.
5 In 1403 the Sheriffs were each allowed eight serjeants and one serjeant additional in common for the county of Middlesex. 'Liber Albus,' i. 527.
6 Referring to the "bush,' the usual sign of a tavern. Cf. "Good wine needs no bush".
7 Cf. 'Liber Albus,' i. 453; Introd, p. lxv.
8 'Memorials,' pp. 387-8.
9 More commonly narrator, as in margin.
10 'Memorials,' p. 388.
11 Afterwards married to John Ol neye, grocer. See the will of Richard Stace, proved and enrolled in the Husting anno 15 Henry VI. 'Cal. of Wills,' ii. 479-80.
12 Or, possibly, "escrows," a term applied to writings that only become perfect deeds when delivered up on the fulfilment of some condition. The fact, however, that these documents were not under seal is against this interpretation.
13 'Memorials,' p. 390.
14 The articles set out in 'Memorials,' pp. 391-2.
15 Hucksters, i e, female hawkers or "regratresses," were not allowed to buy ale to sell again under penalty of forfeiting the ale, and the Beadle or two good men of each Ward were authorized in 1360 to carry the ale to the Sheriffs and receive a third of the penalty for their trouble. See 'Cal. Letter-Book G,' p. 124.
16 'Memorials,' pp. 392-3.
17 Set out in 'Memorials,' pp. 393-4.
18 This Parliament, known as the "Good Parliament," did not actually meet until the 28th April, 1376. Vide infra, p. 21.
19 Referring, probably, to the "Paul of London," built in 1373. 'Cal. Letter-Book G,' pp. 310, 311.
20 A marginal note refers to the forfeiture of badly tanned leather recorded in Letter-Book E, fo. ci. See 'Cal.endar, pp. 117-18.
21 Compare the ordinance recorded in 'Liber Albus,' i. 269.
22 The Pepperers or Grocers elected the weigher of the Great Beam or Balance, whilst the Mercers elected the weigher at the Small. 'Cal. Letter-Book G,' pp. 2, 204.
23 Hamble on Southampton Water.
24 Possibly identical with Hervey "Becche," diaper. Infra, p. 23.
25 Supra, p. 18.
26 Cf. infra, p. 27.
27 Lucca.