Folio xxxi - xl.
Ad' de Sancto Ivone Aldr's Langebourne.
Wednesday, 6 Aug., 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1376], with the
assent of the Mayor, divers Aldermen, and the Commonalty, as
appears infra, fo. xlv [b], Adam de Bury, who was Alderman
of Langebourne, was for certain reasons removed, and Adam
de St. Ive was elected Alderman by good men of the said
Ward, and was presented to the Mayor and Aldermen, accepted
and sworn, &c.
Adnullac' cujusd' judicii de lamp' d' custumand' per liberos redditi a° E. fil' R. E. xiij libro E fol. cviij.
16 March, 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1375-6], came John, son of
Nicholas Horn, citizen and fishmonger, before John Warde,
the Mayor, and the Aldermen, and complained that, although a
freeman of the City, the Sheriffs, viz., John Haddele and
William Neuport, had made him pay custom on a dozen baskets
of lampreys, by reason of a judgment given temp. Hamo de
Chigewell, Mayor, anno 13 Edward II. [A. D. 1320], as recorded
in Letter-Book E, fo. cviii.
Thereupon, after consideration by the said Mayor and Aldermen, it was ordained that thenceforth custom on lampreys
should not be exacted by the Sheriffs from any freeman, and
that the former judgment should be annulled.
de l s. solut' exec' Nich' i Pluket quas accommodavit Regi in vita sua.
4 March, 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1375-6], came John Frosshe, (fn. 1)
mercer, who married Juliana, late wife of Nicholas Pluket,
mercer, before John Warde, the Mayor, John Pyel, and other
Aldermen [not named], and prayed that the balance in the hands
of the Chamberlain of a sum of money lent to the King anno
49 Edward III. (of which a moiety had been repaid to the said
Nicholas) might be delivered to him. Ordered accordingly.
Folio xxxi b.
Pleas held before John Warde, the Mayor, William Waleworth and John Norhamptone, Aldermen, William Essex,
Geoffrey Cremelford, Adam Carlille, and John Bosham, Commoners, to determine certain complaints touching usury, when
Walter Southous was attached to answer Ralph Cornewaille in
a plea of having made an usurious contract with him. (fn. 2)
Another record of the above proceedings. (fn. 3)
Folio xxxii b.
Judicium pillor' pro qui busd' decepc' et falsit' de duob' lud' ad talos et quek.
Pleas held before John Warde, the Mayor, and the Aldermen
in the Chamber of the Guildhall, on Thursday after the Feast
of St. Matthias, Ap. [24 Feb.], 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1375-6],
when Nicholas Prestone, "taillour," and John Outlawe were
found guilty by two separate juries of having cheated John
atte Hill and William his brother, William Caboche and Robert
Geffroun with false tables and dice, and were adjudged the
pillory. (fn. 4)
Proclamation qe nul voise arme ne porte armes ne voise wakerant apres corfeu sone.
Wednesday after the Feast of St. Augustine [26 May],
50 Edward III. [A. D. 1376], proclamation made against carrying
arms and wandering by night after curfew sounded at St. Mary
atte Bowe, Berkyngchirche, St. "Bride," and St. Giles without
Folio xxxiii b.
Indentura inter Joh'em Broun et Will'm Dawe.
Lease by John Broun, woolmonger, and Johanna his wife to
William Dawe, "whittawyere," and "Anabla" his wife, of
houses and shops in Thamysestret, in the parish of St. Dunstan
near the Tower, situate between the tenements of Peter Ferie
and John de Stodeye; to hold the same for a term of eight
years, John Warde being Mayor and John Haddele and
William Newport being Sheriffs. Witnesses, Reginald Love,
William Permay, John de Bartone, Richard Marchal, Martin
Seman, and many others [not named]. Dated at Christmas,
49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375].
Memorandum to the effect that whereas William Huberd, by
his will enrolled in the Husting held on Monday the morrow of
SS Philip and James [1 May], 2 Edward III. [A. D. 1328], (fn. 5) left
certain tenements to Mabel his wife for life, with remainder to
Robert his son in tail; and in the event of his said son dying
without heirs of his body devised the same to be sold, and out
of the proceeds the sum of £20 to be devoted to making a gate
at "la Barbekane" without Aldresgate, and the repair of the
highway; and whereas the said Robert had so died, and the
property had been sold to John Rameseye, "marberer," and
the sum of £20 out of the proceeds had been allotted to the
Chamberlain for the purposes aforesaid; and whereas the said
John Rameseye had died, there came before the Mayor and
Aldermen on the 20th March, 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1375-6],
Henry de Thame, who had married Felicia, the daughter of
the said John, and John de Thorntone, co-executor with him
of the said John, and paid to William de Eynesham, the
Chamberlain of the Guildhall, the said sum of £20.
Afterwards, viz., anno 10 Richard II., Richard Odyham, the
Chamberlain of the City, charges himself with the above sum
in his disbursements for the defence of the City by reason of the
war with France.
Indentura int' Joh' Norhamp tone et Joh' Wakerle.
Lease by John Norhamptone, draper, and Petronilla his wife
to John Wakerlee, merchant of Staunford, of a house formerly
held by John Hethyngham in the parish of All Hallows at the
Hay, (fn. 6) for a term of seven years, at an annual rent of 22 marks.
Dated 10 March, 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1375-6].
Folio xxxiv b.
Indentura int' Walt' Chest hunte et Joh Donat.
Assignment by Walter, son of Sir Walter Chesthunte, Knt,
and Alice his wife, to John Donat, apothecary, and Amy his
wife, of an annual rent of 22 marks issuing from a tenement,
&c., having access to Bogerowe and Bokeleresbury, in the parish
of St. Stephen upon Walbroke, sometime held by Nicholas
Maryn and the merchants of the Society of the Bardi, and let
for a term of fifteen years by the said Walter and Alice to
Nicholas Donat, apothecary, and Elizabeth his wife, at the
aforesaid rent. Dated Wednesday the Feast of St. Gregory
[12 March], A. D. 1375[-6].
Br' e ne arma tura vend' ad partes exteras.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs that they make proclamation
against the exportation of armour, and that they diligently
search the shops of armourers and seize all armour they find
destined for exportation. Witness the King at Westminster,
10 May, 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1376].
Proclamation made accordingly on Saturday after the Feast
of St. John ante portam Latinam [6 May].
Proclam' quo modo vina vend' deb'.
Monday the Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May], 50 Edward III
[A. D. 1376], proclamation made to the effect that no taverner or
other person sell a gallon of wine of Gascony or "Ryve" (fn. 7) for
more than 10d.; or a gallon of wine of "la Rochele" or of
France for more than 8d.; and further that no taverner keep
his hostel open after the tenth hour has been sounded by the
bell called "la clocke," under penalty.
Precium fem et avenorum.
The same day a precept was sent to each Alderman to the
effect that no hosteler in his Ward was to take more than 2d. for
a night and a day's supply of good and sufficient hay for a horse,
nor more than 6d. for a bushel of oats, on pain of forfeiture.
Folio xxxvb - xxxvi.
Pleas held in the Chamber of the Guildhall before John
Warde, the Mayor, William Waleworth and John Norhamptone, Aldermen, William Essex, Geoffrey Cremelford, Adam
Carlelle, and John Bosham, Commoners, appointed to hear and
determine plaints touching usury, Monday before the Feast of
Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.], 49 Edward III. [A. D. 1375-6],
on which day came Ralph Cornwaylle and complained of Walter
Southous having sued him for payment of the sum of 40s by
way of usury on a loan of £10 effected through the mediation of John de Seint Marymount and "Aldebrand Gascone,' (fn. 8)
Lombard, for which loan the said Ralph and John Tettesbury,
"skynner," had entered into a bond for the sum of £24. Being
summoned to appear, the said Walter declared that the money
so lent belonged to a certain Bartholomew Bosam, a Lombard,
at whose request the aforesaid bond was entered into in order
that the said Walter might recover the money in the event of
the said Bartholomew being abroad. A jury summoned, viz.,
William atte Forde, Peter Cove, Robert Webbe, Benedict
Cornwaille, Roger Canoun, Roger Caustone, Simon de Ware,
John More, "brewere," John Ferant, Thomas atte Noket, Roger
Claverynge, and Roger Crede, who find the said Walter
Southous guilty of exacting usury contrary to the ordinance, (fn. 9)
and he is committed to prison until he has made restitution to
the said Ralph and forfeited to the Chamber the amount of
usury he would otherwise have gained. (fn. 10)
Folio xxxvi b.
Pleas held before the same on Thursday before the Feast of
the Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.], 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1375-
1376], when John Edward made a similar complaint against
Walter Southous and the brokers aforesaid. The said Walter
offers the same defence as before, but is found guilty by a jury
composed of John Ive, John Snetesham, Richard Wyllesdone,
John Bostone, John Lokes, Robert Wyttone, draper, John
Bedford, Luke Felstede, Thomas Serjaunt, Reginald Colman,
Andrew Smyth, and John Gylle Judgment as before.
Compot' cus todie Alicie filie Joh' is Reigner.
1 Dec., 4 Richard II. [A. D. 1380], account rendered by John
Bryan, fishmonger, before John Estone and Richard Aylesbury,
Aldermen, Richard Odiham, the Chamberlain, and Ralph
Strode, the Common Pleader, of the goods and chattels of
Alice, daughter of John Reigner, cornmonger, an orphan, at
the instance of Richard Fraunceys, fishmonger, her husband. (fn. 11)
Folio xxxvii b.
Billa missa cuil' Aldr'o quod aqua in vasis po' coram ostiis.
25 July, 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1376], precept sent to each
Alderman to see that a large vessel of water be kept outside
every house in case of fire, the season being very dry and hot,
and further that ladders and hooks be provided and that the
thoroughfares be conveniently made. (fn. 12)
Br'e pro treugis proclamand'.
Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation of a truce having
been entered into with France until the 1st April next. Witness
the King at Westminster, 7[blank], (fn. 13) 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1376].
Br'e ad proclamand' feriam Prioris Sancti Barth'i de Smethefeld.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to allow the Prior and Convent of the church of St. Bartholomew to hold their customary
Fair for three days in Smethefeld, and to afford protection to
those resorting there. Witness the King at Westminster,
1 Aug., 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1376]. (fn. 14)
Folio xxxviii b.
Custod' Rad' i fil' Joh'is de Rameseye.
14 May, 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1376], the guardianship of
Ralph, son of John de Rameseye, aged nine years, committed
by John Warde, the Mayor, and William Eynesham, the
Chamberlain, to John Thorntone, together with the property of
the said Ralph devised to him by his father, (fn. 15) according to an
inquisition made by William Leycestre, John Bockynge, John
Smythe, Stephen Bokbyndere, John Yakesleye, John Lesenys,
John Wendlyngburgh, Richard Spayne, Philip atte Vyne,
Richard Gillynge, Robert Nichol, and William Clophulle.
Sureties, viz., John Bathe, "webbe," Thomas Medelane, and
Hugh de Waltham.
Furur' forisfact' ad opus co'itatis et finis.
Robert Markeby, skinner, attached to answer the Mayor,
Aldermen, and Commonalty, as well as John Rote and other
Wardens of the mistery of Skinners, for that whereas it was
lately ordained that no one of the said mistery should mingle
bellies of "calabre" with pure fur (in fururis puratis) nor with
"menyver" or "bysshe," (fn. 16) under penalty of imprisonment and
fine, the said Robert had offered violence to the Masters of the
said mistery and to John Cobbe and Robert Fetherby, the
scrutineers of the mistery, when they came to his house on
the 7th May, 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1376]; and when certain
"fosshes" (fn. 17) of "menyver" were shown to the Mayor and
Aldermen as falsely mixed with bellies of "calabre" and made
by the said Robert, he acknowledged the same to be his, but
denied that any bellies of "calabre" were mixed with
"menyver," and asked for an inquiry by three other good men
of the mistery. A day named, and the said Robert mainprised
by Ralph Coo, Thomas Usk, and William Depyng. On the
appointed day all parties appeared, and also Robert Brente,
John Manyngtone, and Roger Mordone, skinners, who certified
that the said "fosshes" were falsely made Thereupon judg
ment that the fur be confiscated and that the said Robert be
committed to Neugate and fined.
Billa de vigil' faciend'.
Friday the 30th May, 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1376], precept
sent to each Alderman to see that a guard, properly armed, is
kept by night for the preservation of the peace.
Br'e ad lib' and' s'vienti Comit' March in Scocia certa hernes'.
Writ to the Mayor to give up certain harness made by John
Wardelawe of Scotland for the Earl of March of Scotland (fn. 18)
which had been seized, viz., five "bacynettes," four pairs of
"plates," five "brestplates," six pairs of "braciers," six garnishments (garnesturas) for lances, eight pairs of gloves of iron,
two shields, and six bastard saddles (fn. 19) (sellas bastardes).
Folio xxxix b.
Br'e pro bonis Ric' i Lyouns arrestand'.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs bidding them, for certain
reasons discussed in the existing Parliament, to seize and safeguard all the goods and chattels belonging to Richard Lyons, (fn. 20)
and make a return into Chancery of their true value. Witness
the King at Westminster, 11 June, 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1376].
Br'e ad respond' de eisdem bonis in Scaccario.
Writ to the same bidding them appear before the Treasurer
and Barons of the Exchequer on Friday the 4th July to answer
for the property of Richard Lyons. Witness H[enry] Asty (fn. 21)
at Westminster, 3 July, 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1376].
Account of John Thorntone, rendered by Henry Tame his
attorney, before Thomas Wilford, Alderman, Richard Odyham,
the Chamberlain, and John Vautort, auditors, appointed on
Friday, 19 March, 12 Richard II. [A. D. 1388-9], by Nicholas
Twyford, Knt, the Mayor, for the time that he was guardian
of Ralph, son of John de Rameseye.
Proclamacto ad certifiu and' Maiori de bonis perdit' supra mare.
Proclamation bidding all those who had suffered loss at sea
at the hands of the French, since the truce, to come to the
Guildhall on Thursday the eve of the Assumption [15 Aug.] and
state the amount of their los, before the Mayor and Aldermen.
Custod' Joh'is fil' Rog'i Longe.
1 July, 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1376], the guardianship of John,
son of Roger Longe, late vintner, aged nine years, committed
to Thomas Medelane, vintner, by John Warde, the Mayor, and
William Eynesham, the Chamberlain. Sureties, viz., Adam
Carlille, spicer, William More, "vynter," and Walter Waldene,
Br'e quod stapula sit apud Cales'.
Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation forbidding the
exportation of wool, leather, woolfells, lead, tin, "worstedes,"
cheese, butter, feathers (plumam), gall (gaulam), honey, felt
(felpariam), or tallow, except to Calais, pursuant to an ordinance
made in the last Parliament. (fn. 22) Witness the King at Westminster,
24 July, 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1376].
Proclamation made accordingly, Monday after the Feast of
St. James [25 July].
Folio xl b.
Custod' Thome fil' Rog'i Longe.
2 Aug., 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1376], the guardianship of
Thomas, son of Roger Longe, late vintner, committed by John
Warde, the Mayor, and William Eynsham, the Chamberlain, to
Gilbert Bonet, vintner. Sureties, viz., John Sandwych, cornmonger, Nicholas Brichford, fishmonger, and John Mark, cornmonger.
Afterwards, viz., on Monday after the Feast of Translation of
St. Benedict [11 July], 13 Richard II. [A. D. 1389], came the
above Gilbert and rendered account before Adam Bamme and
Thomas Wilford, Aldermen, Richard Odyham, the Chamberlain, and John Tremayn, the Common Pleader, auditors
appointed by Nicholas Twyford, Knt, the Mayor.
Custod' Will'isl' Rog'i Longe.
The same day, viz., 2 Aug, 50 Edward III. [A. D. 1376], the
guardianship of William, son of Roger Longe, late vintner,
committed to William Sharpyng, vintner Sureties, viz., Thomas
Medelane, vintner, Gilbert Bonet, vintner, and John Sandwyche,
Afterwards, viz., on Monday aforesaid, came the above
Thomas, son of Roger Longe, before Nicholas Twyford, Knt.,
the Mayor, and the Aldermen, and asked that, inasmuch as
the aforesaid William his brother had died whilst yet under
age, and his brother's property descended to him by virtue of
their father's will, the said William Sharpyng should render his
account. Account rendered accordingly.