Writ to the Sheriffs to proclaim the statutes and ordinances
made in the Parliament held at Gloucester on Wednesday after
the Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct.] last past, and here set out. (fn. 1)
Dated at Westminster, 28 Nov., 2 Richard II. [A.D. 1378].
Folio ci b.
Bille misse provigiliis faciendis contra Natale.
16 Dec., 2 Richard II. [A.D. 1378], precept sent to each
Alderman to see that proper watch be kept in his Ward at
Christmas; that the streets and lanes be cleansed, &c.
de c marc' solut' com' Buk' per Nich'm Brembre.
Record of proceedings at a Common Council held in the
Upper Chamber of the Guildhall on the 25th Nov., 2 Richard II.
[A.D. 1378], when the City members who had attended the
Parliament recently held at Gloucester related what had taken
place with reference to matters affecting the franchise of the
City, and William Walworthe testified to their praiseworthy
conduct in the said Parliament The said City members and
William Walworthe further testified to the excellent defence
made by Nicholas Brembre, the late Mayor, to the charge
brought against him in the said Parliament of having permitted
an assault to be made on Thomas of Wodestoke, Earl of Buk[enham], whereby he wholly exculpated himself, as all his friends
thought, although to settle matters definitely he paid the Earl
the sum of 100 marks. (fn. 2)
Thereupon the Council thanked the said Nicholas for the
trouble and expense he had incurred, and promised to indemnify
him. At the same time orders were given to the Common
Clerk to place the matter on record. (fn. 3)
The above was recited and unanimously agreed to at another
meeting of the Common Council held on the 15th Jan. following.
Proclamacion si ascun se voille pleyndre des viscountes ou autres ministres.
Order for proclamation to be made inviting all those who
have any grievance against the Sheriffs, clerks, serjeants, constables, or other officials of Neugate, to lay the same before the
Mayor and Aldermen, and justice should be done. [No date.]
Inquis' capt' de manutentorib'.
Inquisition taken before John Philipot, the Mayor, John Boseham and Thomas Cornewaleys, the Sheriffs, on the 20th Nov.,
2 Richard II. [A.D. 1378], touching abettors and maintainers of
plaints, conspiracies, champerties, (fn. 4) &c., on the oath of William
Strokelady, William Assheford, Adam Farnham, John Stoke,
mercer, David Berteville, Benedict Walkelyn, Henry Gillyngham, John Lawe, "cook," John Bradele, John Kirkeby, "foundour," William Asshebourne, and Peter Ellesnam :—
The jurors say that John Squier, Henry Boselee, and Stephen
Maynard procured an inquisition at the Guildhall on behalf of
John "Gobolt" against Alan [Shopwick], Rector of the church
of St. Anne within Aldrichesgate, and that they are and have
been common maintainers of plaints, &c., since the decease of
King Edward III. up to the present time. They further say that
Eustace Berdene, "taillour," procured an inquisition against
John Grantham, chaplain, and that he is and has been a
common maintainer, &c., for two years past. Also that Robert
Kesteven, "taillour," procured an inquisition between William
Shrouesburi, Canon of St. Paul's, and Alianora Ponterell in a
plea of trespass and was a champertor (cambipercenarius) therein.
They further say that William Nortone, John Haytfeld,
"squier," John Montham, "joynour," Bernard Shethere, Stephen Josep, John Cloptone, "sherman," John Benerache,
"cotiller," Henry Dymnel, Richard Herm', John Buntyng,
Richard Rose, Thomas Appelby, and John Hydyngham are
maintainers of plaints, and are accustomed to frequent the
Courts of the Mayors and Sheriffs for the time being without
cause, to the obstruction of the law.
A similar inquisition, taken the same day before the same
Mayor and Sheriffs, on the oath of Gilbert Meldebourne, Richard
Forster, John Mersshe, John Chapel, Nicholas Symcok, Robert
Watlyngtone, Henry Shelford, John Sergeant, William Palmere,
Henry Traynel, Richard Waldene, John Baldok, and John
Kyrkeby, who say that William Nortone, "sadelere," was
maintainer in a plaint by Nicholas Thame, "bocher," and
Agnes his wife against John Thurkyld, "bocher," and is a
common maintainer of plaints in the hall of the Guildhall as
well as in the country. Also they say that John Tykhill,
"bochier," otherwise called John "Skyft," Hugh Masoun,
"bocher," and the above William Nortone have been maintainers of other plaints as well in the said hall as in the
country; that John Wrytele, "coursour," was maintainer in
a plaint of trespass between Thomas Wynter, "pulter," and
William Gillowe de Hadham, and also between William
Chyvele, "taillour," and John Brayles.
Folio cii b.
Also they say that Stephen Maynard, Henry Godchepe,
Henry Cok, "drovere," Henry Bosele, and Thomas Bromptone,
"corsour," were maintainers in a plaint of trespass between
John "Goband" (Gobaud ?) and Alan Shopwyk, Rector of
the church of St. Anne within Aldrichesgate, &c.; that
Bernard Reyner, "shethere," was maintainer in many plaints
between weavers of Flanders and weavers in the City,
and is a common maintainer, &c.; that Simon Machyngge,
John Squier, Stephen Maynard, Henry Godchepe, William
Dybelyn, "sporier," Henry Cok, Henry Dymnel, John Cursum,
and William Knotte were maintainers in a plaint between
William Colyn and William Gambone, and are common maintainers, &c.; that John Muntham, "joynour," was a maintainer
in a plaint of trespass between John Thurkyld, "bochier," and
Johanna his wife and William Chiseldene; that Bernard Reyner,
"shethere," was a maintainer in a plaint of fresh-force between
William Leyke, "taillour," and Clement Lanender, fishmonger;
that Geoffrey Rokel, "cappemakere," was maintainer in a
plaint of account and debt between Thomas Hardynge,
"fullere," and Edward Porter, "taillour," and also between
Robert Baas, "fullere," and William Gysbourne; that Andrew
Neutone, "taillour," was a maintainer in a plaint of trespass
between John Wiltone and Thomas Same and William Estby,
"bakere," and also between Johanna Burstalle and the aforesaid
Thomas Same and William Estby.
Also they say that Richard Rose, "taillour," and John Buntyng, "goldsmythe," were maintainers in a plaint between John
Somertone, taverner, and Matthew Mynot, chaplain; that Robert
Lynne, and John Wilughbi, "taillour," and John Hedyngham,
"hattere," were maintainers in a plaint of assize between
William Leyk, "taillour," and Clement Lanender, fishmonger,
and Johanna his wife; that John Haytfeld, "squier," living in
Abbechirchelane, and Stephen Josep, "taillour," were maintainers of a plaint of debt between Roger Mordone and John
Bowere of York, plaintiffs, and Peter Fraunceys, merchant of
Florence, defendant, that Robert Baas, "fullere," was maintainer in a plaint of account between Robert Burlestone,
"dyere," and Roger Bowe, "taillour," and also between John
Raulyn and John Mauncel de Wandesworth; that Robert Lytle,
"haberdasshere," and John Trentemars, "goldsmythe," were
maintainers in a plaint between John [Wardroper], Parson of
the church of St. Audoen, (fn. 5) and the Parson of the church of
St Nicholas at the Shambles.
Also they say that John Benerache, "coteler," was maintainer
of a plaint by the King's writ between Hugh Wynkele,
"cotelere," and Robert Launde, goldsmith; that John Bloklee
was maintainer in a plaint of trespass between the Parson of
the church of St. Andrew Huberd and a certain clerk of the
said church, and also between Cristina Webbere and John
Game and others in a plea of land; that John Aldewyne,
"sadelere," was maintainer in a plaint of trespass between
John Bakere, late servant of Adam Fraunceys, and a certain
brewer of Graschirchestrete; that John Ruggele, "skynnere,"
was maintainer of a plaint of trespass in the hall (Guildhall)
between Thomas, servant of Henry Boselee, and a certain
pauper making plaint as well in the hall aforesaid as in the
country; that Robert Kestevene, "taillour," is a maintainer in
the hall aforesaid in a plaint of debt and trespass between the
Renter of the church of St. Paul and John Shrouesbury, clerk,
that Thomas Wygge, taverner, was maintainer in a plaint
between the Parson of the church of St. Andrew Huberd and
a clerk, that Walter Tauntone, "sadelere," and John Grenefeld,
"squier," were maintainers in a plaint of contract between John
Stepiltone, "squier," and John Myte, "pulter."
Also they say that Nicholas, the Renter of the Hospital of
St Bartholomew, was maintainer in a plaint of assize of novel
disseisin between John Smythe, "curreyour," and Margaret
Wymondham, tenants, and Roger Essex, cordwainer, the
claimant; that Richard Walshale, "brigurdelere," was maintainer of a plaint of trespass between Walter Payn, "brigurdelere," and John Norhamptone, "strengere"; (fn. 6) that Thomas
Appelby, "draper," was maintainer in a plaint between Thomas
atte Milne and Reginald Walpolle; that John Prichet, tanner,
was maintainer of a plaint, in the hall aforesaid and in the
country, between Cristina Flexwyf and Alice her servant, and
is a common maintainer of plaints in the country.
Also they say that John Keresle, "drovere," John Romeseye,
"skynnere," Gilbert Waldene, "taillour," Richard Hervy,
"milkman," John Shipman, "corsour," are common maintainers in many plaints both in the hall and country; that
Simon Macchyngge, John Squier, and Henry Bosele were
maintainers in a plaint of assize of novel disseisin between
Robert Malteby and Roger Bladsmyth, as plaintiffs, and William
Debelyn, "sporier," and A...... his wife; that Richard Lytle,
"haberdasshere," was maintainer of a plaint between Master
John Katryngtone, plaintiff, and John Disshford and John de York,
"cobeleres," defendants, and that John Dyne, late a Sheriff's
Serjeant, was maintainer in a plaint of trespass between
William Shrouesburi, clerk, and Elianora, late concubine of the
said William, both in the hall and country.
All the above plaints were maintained by the above persons
after the last general pardon granted by King Edward III.
[Folios ciii-ciii b blank].
Be it remembered that on the 3rd Dec., 2 Richard II.
[A.D. 1378], it was resolved by John Phelippot, the Mayor, and
twenty-six[five ?] others, viz., thirteen Aldermen [not named]
and thirteen Commoners elected by the Common Council, and
other good men specially summoned by the Mayor on the
24th Nov., the same year:— (fn. 7)
First, that for the repair of the City's walls, ditches, and
gates, 12 pence in the pound should be levied within the next
year, provided that other charges which follow be carried into
effect, and not otherwise.
Also that for the repair of the Conduit and other necessary
business of the City, the Mayor and twelve others selected by
the Common Council should summon good men of each Ward
to appear before them in the Chamber of the Guildhall and
endeavour to persuade them to make a free gift according to
their wealth and zeal for the City's welfare, and to cause an
assessment to be made of the wealth of such as should maliciously refuse.
Also it was agreed that an inquiry should be made as to
some better method of raising money to defray the City's
expenses than a tax on victuals sold in the City. If this could
not be carried into effect the previous ordinances were to be
L'ra missa summo pontifici pro Ep'o London'.
Letter under the Common Seal of the City to Pope Urban
deprecating the raising of William [Courtenay], Bishop of
London, to the dignity of Cardinal, (fn. 8) and thereby depriving the
citizens of his personal influence. Dated 4 Dec., A. D. 1378.
Folio civ b.
A note of two other letters to the same effect having been
sent under date 25 April and 16 May, A. D. 1379.
Judicium Pilor' pro uno cultello cisso.
Monday before the Feast of Purification B M. [2 Feb.],
2 Richard II. [A.D. 1378-9], John Fromond brought before John
Phelipot, the Mayor, William Cheyne, the Recorder, Adam
Stable, Robert Launde, Andrew Pykeman, John Organ, Richard
de Prestone, John Estone, John Rote, Geoffrey Newentone, and
John Vyne, Aldermen, Thomas Cornwaleys and John Boseham,
the Sheriffs, at the suit of Robert Sprig, on a charge of having
stolen a knife called "bazelard" and another smaller knife.
The said John acknowledged the offence, and was ordered to
abjure the City, &c. (fn. 9)
Custodia filiar' Joh'is de Flete.
26 Jan., 2 Richard II. [A.D. 1378-9], the guardianship of
Agnes, Margaret, and Isabella, daughters of John de Flete, late
"goldbetere," together with their property, viz., the sum of
40 marks, being the proceeds of the sale of a tenement near
the hithe (ripam) called "le Flete" in the parish of St. Bride— (fn. 10)
which had been delivered to John Ussher, the Chamberlain—
was committed by John Phelipot, the Mayor, and the aforesaid
Chamberlain, to Henry Abbot, goldsmith, who had married
Johanna, widow of the said John de Flete Sureties, viz.,
William Louthe and John Hoke, goldsmiths.
Afterwards, viz., on the 9th Dec., 15 Richard II. [A.D. 1391],
Stephen Grace, who married the above Isabella, acknowledged
satisfaction for 20 marks due to his wife.
Folio cv b.
Br'e pro parliamento.
Writ to the Sheriffs for the election of four citizens to attend
a Parliament to be held at Westminster in the quinzaine of
Easter [10 April] next. (fn. 11) Witness the King at Westminster,
16 Feb., 2 Richard II. [A.D. 1378-9].
Pursuant to the above writ there were elected by the
Aldermen, Adam Karlille and Walter Sibyle, Aldermen, and
by the Commonalty, John Haddele and William More, "vynter,"
Commoners. (fn. 12)
Commissio pro deliber acione de Neugate.
Letters patent appointing Friar Robert Hales, Prior of the
Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, Robert Bealknape, Robert
Rous, John Philipot, the Mayor, William Haldene, and William
Cheyne, or any four, three, or two of them (the Mayor being
one), to be Justices for gaol-delivery of Neugate. Witness the
King at Westminster, 28 March, 2 Richard II. [A.D. 1379].
Election of Aldermen.
Tower: John Southam.
Billinggesgate: John Horne.
Bridge: Walter Sibyle.
Algate: John Warde.
Lymstret: William Baret.
Langebourne: Robert Hatfeld.
Candelwykstret: John Hende.
Bisshop': William Eynesham.
Cornhulle: Thomas Irlond.
Walbroke: "Hervy" Begge.
Douuegate: Edmund Olyver.
Vintry: Thomas Cornwaleys.
Cordewanerstret: John Heylesdone.
Chepe: John Boseham.
Bredstret: John Sely.
Bradestret: Adam Karlylle.
Colmanstret: John Shelford.
Bassieshawe: William Kyng.
Crepulgate: John Maryns.
Aldrichesgate: Roger Elys.
Farndone: Robert Boxford.
Queenhithe: Thomas Welford.
Castle Baynard: John Redyng.
All the above were sworn into office on the Feast of
St. Gregory [12 March], 2 Richard II. [A.D. 1378-9].
Mdde xx marc' pertinentib' Kat'ine et Alicie filiab' Agn' fil' Rob'ti Payn lib' at' Joh'i Ussher Cam'ar' per execut' dicti Rob'ti Payn.
2 April, 2 Richard II. [A.D. 1379], Sir John Lyndesey, Prior
of the Hospital of St. Mary without Bisshopesgate, and William
Eynesham, executors of the will of Robert Payn, delivered to
John Ussher, the Chamberlain of the Guildhall, certain sums of
money in trust for Katherine and Alice, daughters of Agnes,
who was daughter of the aforesaid Robert. (fn. 13)
Custodia pue ror' Joh is Bunne sadeler.
26 April, 3 Richard II. [A.D. 1380], the guardianship of the
above Katherine and Alice committed by John Hadlee, the
Mayor, and John Ussher, the Chamberlain, to John Bunne,
"sadeler," their father. Sureties, viz., John Seman, tanner,
and Thomas Hauteyn.
[Folio cvi b blank].
Maior et Aldr'i miss' erant etc.
Be it remembered that on the 12th February, 2 Richard II.
[A.D. 1378-9], John Phelippot, the Mayor, and the rest of the
Aldermen were sent for by the Great Council at Westminster,
and when they arrived, the reason for their having been thus
summoned was explained to them in the following words:—
"It is not unknown to us that our lord the King, having been
made aware that his enemies on all sides are preparing to do
all the hurt they can to him and his whole realm of England
according to their knowledge and power, lately summoned the
prelates, nobles, and whole Commons of his said realm, to his
Parliament at Gloucester. In which Parliament, after discussing
the difficulties and dangers that threatened the very kingdom,
they agreed, for the purpose of meeting so great a necessity,
that for the year ensuing 1 mark for every sack of wool paying
custom after Easter next should be paid the King in addition to
the subsidy previously granted. It was further granted then
and there that for the year next ensuing there should be paid
6 pence on every pound of merchandise imported and exported
for safeguarding the sea, besides the customs and subsidies
previously owing or granted. (fn. 14) But inasmuch as it is now manifest that the money required cannot be raised by these means
so expeditiously as the times require, especially as it has been
certified to the lord the King and his Council that his enemies,
both French and Spanish, are using all possible haste to be at
sea with a powerful fleet before the month of May next ensuing,
and if they anticipate our fleet, as they propose, we should suffer
too heavily (nimis graviter ferreremus): Wherefore our lord the
King has now summoned hither all prelates, nobles, and lords
of his realm to consult with him as to what should be done
at this crisis, and they have unanimously agreed that it is the
duty of our lord the King to borrow sufficient money from
all prelates, nobles, lords, cities, boroughs, and powerful men of
his kingdom, and repay the same to his creditors in such a way
as may be ordained by the Parliament which our lord the King
has thought fit to specially summon for the purpose in the quinzaine of Easter next. (fn. 15) And in order to inspire others with a
greater willingness to render assistance in so urgent a necessity,
the lord Duke of Lancaster first of all, and after him all the
prelates, nobles, and lords summoned to this Council by the
lord the King, and, further, all of the King's officers and
ministers, each according to his estate and amount of possessions, gratefully agreed to assist the lord the King with money
in manner aforesaid. We have now, therefore, sent for you to
learn your benevolence and how much each of you is able
to aid the lord the King at this crisis, as is already set forth."
Thereupon the Mayor and Aldermen asked permission to
consult among themselves awhile, and they were allowed
They therefore drew themselves aside, and when they had
unanimously agreed to the answer they should give on the
matter, they returned and made the following reply to the
Council by the mouth of the Mayor:—
"Most reverend lords, touching the many dangers that have
been contrived by our enemies against the whole realm of
England, and likely to shortly happen unless Divine grace and
your most prudent Council provide speedily a fitting remedy,
we have been sufficiently well informed. It also appears to us
that the easiest way of getting the money necessary to meet
the want would be the one you have described to us as having
been ordained. But as to your question how much each of us is
able to place at the King's disposal, may it not displease your
lordships if we refer you to the method we and our predecessors
have hitherto followed in making loans to the lord the King;
for we have been accustomed to summon to our Guildhall the
Common Council of the City and all the more powerful of our
fellow-citizens, and to lay before them the necessity of a loan,
and after obtaining a reasonable response, to return to the
Council of our lord the King and relate the result. This if you
will allow us to do, we will come again to you on Tuesday
Folio cvii b.
Judicium pillor' promendac' factis.
4 April, 2 Richard II. [A.D. 1379], William Pykemyle brought
to the Guildhall before John Phelippot, the Mayor, Adam Karlille, John Horn, William Baret, Robert Hatfeld, Hervey Begge,
John Hende, Walter Sibyle, John Shelford, Thomas Welford,
and John Sely, Aldermen, and John Boseham and Thomas
Cornwaleys, the Sheriffs, on a charge of obtaining money under
false pretences and of lying to the Countess of Norfolk and the
Countess of Bedeford. Condemned to stand on the pillory with
a whetstone round his neck as a token of his being a liar (in
signum mentitoris). (fn. 16)
Proclamacio de piscibus.
A proclamation to the effect that hucksters of fish must sell it
as they pass along the street, and that fresh fish must be sold
by those who caught the same, and at prices as set out, and not
by retailers. [No date].
Concessio facta communi venatori London'.
The Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 2 Richard II.
[A.D. 1378-9], John Charney appointed Common Hunt (communis
venator) of the City, by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commoners,
to do all things touching hunting and fishing that appertain to
that office, (fn. 19) and to receive yearly a livery like a Serjeant of the
The same day an ordinance touching fines to be paid by
defaulting brewers was varied.
Ordinacio quod executoresre spondeant sine specialitate.
The same day it was certified by the whole Common Council
that beyond the memory of man there had always existed in
the City a custom to the effect that executors ought to answer
for the debts of their testators in the courts of the lord the King
both before the Mayor and before the Sheriffs, as well without
as with specialty; (fn. 20) but because the said custom seemed too
hard, it was finally agreed the same day that the remedy lately
ordained by the Common Council (fn. 21) should remain in force, and
henceforth put in execution by the aforesaid justices of the City
and their successors. (fn. 22)
L'ra d'ni Regis patens pro se curitate quina' milium librar' d'no Regi per civitatem mutuatar'.
Letters patent touching the repayment of the City's loan of
£5,000 to the King, to the effect that (1) a rebate shall be
allowed to the extent of such sum as the City may grant the
King at the next Parliament; (2) the King's Collectors of
the subsidy in the Port of London shall pay to the City all
subsidy on wool, woolfells, and leather passing out of the said
Port after the Feast of the Nativity of St. John Baptist [24 June],
and shall deliver to the civic authorities one part of the cocket
(lun foile de coket); (fn. 23) and (3) that the plate and jewels pledged
with the City by way of further security for the repayment of
the loan shall remain in the hands of the civic authorities, for
them to dispose of as they please, in case the loan be not repaid
by the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.] next ensuing. Dated at
Westminster, 16 March, 2 Richard II. [A.D. 1378-9].
Folios cviii b.
Indentui a int' co'itatem et Joh'em Bacoun clericum.
Indenture setting forth particulars of the plate, jewels, &c.,
pledged with the City by John Bacoun on the King's behalf.
Dated at Westminster, 16 March, 2 Richard II. [A.D. 1378-9]. (fn. 24)
Br'e Regis direct' collectorib' custum' in portu London'.
Writ to the Collectors of subsidy in the Port of London to
deliver to the Mayor and Commonalty the subsidy on wool,
woolfells, and leather exported after the Feast of Nativity of
St. John the Baptist [24 June] next ensuing, together with the
counterfoil (alterum folium) of the King's seal of cocket, until
the loan of £5,000 made by the City to the King be repaid.
Witness the King at Westminster, 18 March, 2 Richard II.
Acquietanc' de ij m et v c l' enpartie de payement de v mill' livres.
Acquittance by John Haddele, the Mayor, and the Commonalty
of the City for the sum of £2,500 received from John Philipot
and Nicholas Brembre, the "Customers" of the Port of London,
in part payment of the above loan. Dated 2 Dec., 3 Richard II.
A similar acquittance for the sum of £2,500 in full payment
of the above loan. Dated 4 Feb., 3 Richard II. [A.D. 1379-80].
Folio cix b.
Ordinacio solucionis magne summe Regi dale.
Be it known that on the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.],
2 Richard II. [A.D. 1378] a great noise (rumour) was raised in
the Parliament at Gloucester against the City by royal persons
and others, charging the City with many crimes against the
great lords of the realm, and causing them to withdraw themselves from the City, to the great damage of the City, and
especially to victuallers and hostelers. Whereupon divers
assemblies were held before John Philippot, the Mayor, and
the Aldermen for the time being, as well as those who had been
Aldermen formerly, to consult how best to arrange matters and
recover the favour of the said lords. And forasmuch as there
was nothing in the Chamber wherewith to defray the expense
of bringing about such an agreement, it was decided that the
good folk underwritten should each lend the Chamber a
reasonable sum for the purpose. Thereupon, on the 24th Jan.,
2 Richard II. [A.D. 1378-9], the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty borrowed from certain good folk of the City the sums
underwritten, promising that the same should be repaid out of
the profits of the Chamber and other "deodandes" (fn. 25) that might
accrue within the next two years The money was expended,
as appears in the account of John Ussher, then Chamberlain of
the Guildhall, rendered on the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.],
3 Richard II. [A.D. 1379] (fn. 26) By which expenditure, and by the
diligence and work of certain good folk of the City, a good
accord was effected between the lords of the realm and the
City, thanks be to God.
The names of the good folk and the sums they lent, viz.:—
John Philippot, the Mayor, £10; John Warde, £5; Nicholas
Brembre, £5; William Walworth, £5; John Pyel, £5; Adam
Stable, £5; John Redyng, £5; Nicholas Twyford, £4; Robert
Launde, £4; John Kyrketone, £4; John Estone, £4; John
Clyvelee, £4; Thomas Reynham, £4; John Hoo, £4; John Vyne,
£4; John Rote, £4; William Knyghtcote, £4; William Badby,
£4; Robert Warbultone, £4; John Boseham, £4;, Richard
Prestone, £4; William Neuport, £4; Adam St. "Ives," £4;
John Heylesdone, £4; Geoffrey Neutone, £4; John Hadele, £4;
John Aubrey, £4; Thomas atte Noket, £4; Elyas de Thorpe,
£4; William Betle, £4; William Tonge, £4; Robert Hatfeld,
£4; William Baret, £4; Adam Karlille, £4; John Southam, £4;
John Orgon, £4; Walter Sibyle, £4; Thomas Cornwaleys, £4;
Roger Elys, £4; John Norhamptone, £4; William Wodehous,
£4; Ralph Double, 5 marks; Simon Wynchecoumbe, 5 marks;
John Fyfhyde, 5 marks; John Donat, 5 marks; John Bures,
5 marks; Robert Gurdeler, 5 marks; Geoffrey Grigge, 5 marks;.
John Loveye, 5 marks; John Lyghtfot, 5 marks; William Culham, 5 marks; Henry Yevele, 5 marks; William Hawe, 5 marks;
John Sely, 5 marks; Robert Harengey, 5 marks; Robert Parys,
5 marks; Edmund Olyver, 5 marks; William Kyng, "draper,"
5 marks; John Blakeneye, 5 marks; William Eynesham,
5 marks; Hugh Curteys, 5 marks; William Turneye, 5 marks;
Thomas Evesham, 5 marks; Richard Morell, 5 marks; Henry
Petypas, 5 marks; Hugh Fastolf, 5 marks; Nicholas Snypstone, 5 marks; William Permay, 5 marks; Hugh Boys,
5 marks; Richard atte Dyche, 5 marks; Hugh Sprot, 5 marks;
Richard Aylesbury, 5 marks; John Wyltshire, 5 marks; William Koc, 5 marks; John Brounesbury, 5 marks; John Coggeshale, 5 marks; William Bys, 5 marks; John Rous, 5 marks;
John Hende, 5 marks; Walter Doget, 5 marks; John Chircheman, 5 marks; Thomas Mordone, "chandeler," 5 marks;
William atte Lee, 5 marks; Geoffrey Cremylford, 5 marks;
Laurence Wyght, 5 marks; Richard Grace, 5 marks; Robert
Ivyngho, 5 marks; John Maymond, 5 marks; William Stokesby,
5 marks; John Shadworth, 5 marks; John Waldegrave, 5 marks;
William More, "vynter," 5 marks; Adam Bamme, goldsmith,
5 marks; William Whetele, cordwainer, 5 marks; John Bathe,
5 marks; William Shelyngham, 5 marks; John Gille, 5 marks;
John Langhorne, received by the same, 5 marks; William
Willesdone, "chandeler," by the same, 5 marks; John Shelford,
"draper," by the same, 5 marks; John Olneye, the younger,
by the same, 5 marks; John Mortone, by the same, 5 marks;
John Lytelcote, by the same, 5 marks; Adam atte Watre, by
the same, 5 marks; John Bryan, by the same, 5 marks; John
Sussex, by the same, 5 marks; Henry Markeby, by the same,
5 marks; William Venour, by the same, 5 marks; John
Fraunceys, by the same, 5 marks; Matthew Passelewe, by the
same, 5 marks; Thomas Pope, by the same, 5 marks; Richard
Glemesford, 5 marks; John Horn, 5 marks; Reginald Coleman,
5 marks; Robert Webbe, mercer, 5 marks; Philip Doune,
5 marks; William Kelshylle, 5 marks William Fitz Hugh,
5 marks; William Radwell and Richard his brother, 5 marks;
Gilbert Manfeld, 5 marks; William Bramptone, 5 marks; John
Burwell, 5 marks; William Ivory, 5 marks; John Grantham,
5 marks; John Walcote, 5 marks; John Pope, 5 marks;
Thomas Brech (?), 5 marks; Roger Canoun, 5 marks; John
Pigeon, 5 marks; Robert Somersete, 5 marks; Richard Odyham, 5 marks; William Staundone, 5 marks; Thomas Irlond,
5 marks; Geoffrey Walderne, 5 marks; "Beneit" Cornewaille,
5 marks; William Waddesworth, 5 marks; John Scorfeyn,
5 marks; Gilbert Prince, 5 marks; John Fresshe, 5 marks;
Nicholas Pays, 5 marks; "Reynaud" Aleyn, by "Warbultone,"
5 marks; Robert de Lynne, 5 marks; William Gerveys de
Milkstret, 5 marks; John Welbourne, goldsmith, 5 marks; John
Palyng, goldsmith, 5 marks; Walter Pykenham, received by
"Warbiltone," 5 marks; John Pynchoun, received by "Warbiltone," 5 marks; John Kook atte Harpe, by "Warbiltone,"
5 marks; Robert Havelok, by "Warbiltone," 5 marks; John
Bisshope, with a furred hood, (fn. 27) by the same, 5 marks; John
Hothom, 5 marks; William Lyncoln, 5 marks; John Bagenelle,
5 marks; Thomas Rolf, 5 marks; Richard Whytyngdone, (fn. 28)
5 marks; John Frankeleyn, 5 marks; Richard Chiryngtone,
5 marks; Richard Manhale, 5 marks; Richard Gerland, "peautrer," 5 marks; Nicholas Rote, 5 marks; Andrew Smythe,
"pyebakere," 5 marks; Richard Norbury, 5 marks; Robert
Lucas, 5 marks; Robert Boxford, 5 marks; John Furneux,
5 marks; Thomas Pauntone, 5 marks.
Folio cx b.
Custodia Petri Whappelode or pham.
25 May, 2 Richard II. [A.D. 1379], in the presence of John
Philipot, the Mayor, the guardianship of Peter, an orphan, aged
five years, whose father was Peter Whappelode, "draper,"
committed to John Homercolt and Juliana his wife, mother of
the said orphan, together with the sum of £10 delivered to them
by John Ussher, the Chamberlain, by order of the Mayor and
The same day came John Homercolt, Robert Hebbe,
"tapicer," and William Wodhull, "malemakere," and entered
into a bond for the payment of the above sum to Peter Whappelode, the orphan, by the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.] next
ensuing, in the event of the above John and Juliana failing to
instruct and maintain the said orphan for a period of seven
years, and afterwards to put him out as an apprentice, &c.