Eleccio Vice comitum.
Thursday the Feast of St. Matthew [21 Sept.], 15 Richard II.
[A.D. 1391], in the presence of Adam Bamme, the Mayor, John
Tremayn, the Recorder, Thomas Vyvent and John Fraunceys,
the Sheriffs, John Hadle, William More, Adam Karlille, John
Loveye, Henry Vannere, John Pynchoun, William Wottone,
Henry Vannere [sic], William Bramptone, John Fresshe,
William Shiryngham, and other Aldermen [not named], and
very many Commoners, summoned to the Guildhall for election
of Sheriffs, John Shadworth was elected Sheriff by the Mayor,
and Henry Vannere by the Commoners, for the year ensuing.
Afterwards, viz., on the eve of St. Michael [29 Sept.], the
said Sheriffs were sworn at the Guildhall, and on Saturday the
morrow of St. Michael were presented before the Barons of
the lord the King at Westminster.
On the same Thursday John Hadle and William More,
Aldermen, John Wade, William Parker, John Cosyn, and
William Fremyngham were elected auditors of the accounts of
the Chamberlain and Wardens of London Bridge.
Exon' acio Rob' ti Somersete.
Wednesday, 11 Oct., 15 Richard II. [A.D. 1391], Robert
Somersete, draper, discharged by the Mayor and Aldermen
from serving on juries, &c., owing to increasing age.
Acquietanc' Ric'i Odyham Cam'arii.
Acquittance by Adam Bamme, the Mayor, the Aldermen,
and the rest of the citizens to Richard Odyham, grocer and
Chamberlain of the Guildhall, on his accounts for one year from
Michaelmas, 14 Richard II. [A.D. 1390]. Dated in the Chamber
of the Guildhall the morrow of St. Michael [29 Sept.],
15 Richard II. [A.D. 1391].
Recognicio bonor' pertinent' Isabelle et Solacie filiab' Joh' is Wiltone.
Saturday before the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.], 15 Richard II.
[A.D. 1391], John Bocher, "wodemonger," of Merlawe, (fn. 1) Benedict Cornwaille, draper, John Clerk, pulter, John Pigeoun,
"pybaker," and Robert de York, cordwainer, acknowledged
themselves bound to Stephen Speleman, the Chamberlain, in
the sum of £67 to the use of Isabella and "Salacia" (or
"Solacia"), daughters of John Wiltone.
Afterwards, viz., on the 10th Jan., 15 Richard II. [A.D. 1391-2],
came John Taleworth, "wodemongere," who had married the
aforesaid Isabella with permission of the Court, and acknowledged satisfaction for his wife's portion.
Custodia Joh' e filie Joh' is Salpertone.
1 Oct., 15 Richard II. [A.D. 1391], came John Coupere, one
of the executors of John Salpertone, and delivered to Stephen
Speleman, the Chamberlain, the sum of £10 to the use of
Johanna, daughter of the said John.
Afterwards, viz., on the 12th Dec. following, the guardianship
of the said Johanna was committed to Richard Gnytyng (Guytyng?), who had married Margery her mother. Surety, viz.,
Folio cclxi b.
Friday the Feast of Translation of St. Edward [13 Oct.],
15 Richard II. [A.D. 1391], in the presence of Adam Bamme,
the Mayor, John Tremayn, the Recorder, John Hadle, William
Venour, John Fresshe, John Hende, John Loveye, Thomas
Welford, Adam St. Ive, William Sheryngham, John Fraunceys,
Henry Bamme, John Pynchoun, William Olyver, William
Wottone, William More, William Bramptone, William Baret,
Thomas Vyvent, and Adam Karlille, Aldermen, John Shadworth
and Henry Vannere, Sheriffs, and an immense Commonalty
summoned for the election of a Mayor, the aforesaid John
Hende was elected Mayor for the year ensuing.
Afterwards, viz., on the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude
[28 Oct.], he was sworn in the Guildhall, and on the morrow
was presented, admitted, and sworn before the Barons of the
Bille misse Aldr' is pro Wardemotis tenend'.
Precept under the seal of the Mayoralty to the Aldermen that
they forthwith hold their Wardmotes, making diligent inquest of
all points and articles of ancient time accustomed to be inquired
into, and certify any matter presented to them, which they may
be incapable of redressing, by Monday next after the Feast of
Epiphany (fn. 2) next ensuing, in order that due redress and correction
may be executed according to the good usages and customs of
the City. Dated 15 Nov. [A.D. 1391].
Br'e de errore corrigendo int' Joh' em Wal pole et Joh' em Botlesham.
Writ to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Sheriffs to bring up the
record of proceedings lately held before the Mayor and Aldermen in the King's Court at the Guildhall between John Walpole
and John Botlesham, late Keeper of Ludgate prison, to be heard
in error at St. Martin le Grand before Walter Cloptone, Richard
Sydenham, Edward Dalyngrigg, Knt., and Richard Stury, Knt.,
or any three of them, appointed Commissioners for the purpose
by the King. Witness the King at Westminster, 10 June,
14 Richard II. [A.D. 1391].
Mandatune super eodem br' i directum Maiori et vic' per Justic' d ni Regis.
Precept by the above Commissioners to the Mayor, Aldermen,
and Sheriffs to bring up the record of proceedings and parties
interested in the above suit before the said Commissioners at
St. Martin le Grand. Dated at Westminster, 18 Oct.,
15 Richard II. [A.D. 1391].
Returnum super predictum mandatum.
Return made to the above, certifying in common form the
custom of the City in such cases. (fn. 3)
Masters of Misteries sworn.
Mag' ri diversar' misterar' jur'.
Foundours: Thomas Grace and Robert Neuman sworn the
25th August, 15 Richard II. [A.D. 1391], to rule their mistery
justly, present defects to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Chamberlain, &c.
Cordwainers: David Man, William Hare, John Pottere, Stephen Toppesfeld, similarly sworn 27 Sept., the same year.
Horners: John Craft, William Milward, similarly sworn 3 Oct.,
the same year.
Shearmen: William Cley, William Grenehulle, John Tuft,
Walter Blakestoke, similarly sworn 2 Oct., the same year.
Black Smiths (Nigri fabri): Walter West, John Kempe,
similarly sworn 31 Oct., the same year.
Pynners: John Hille, John Chestre, John Byset, similarly
sworn 6 Nov., the same year.
Fullers: Thomas Mytone, Richard Browghtone, similarly
sworn 7 Nov., the same year.
English Weavers: John Baker, William Picot, similarly sworn
21 Nov., the same year.
Foreign Weavers: John Severne, Peter van Braghynge, similarly sworn 21 Nov., the same year.
Barbers: John Childe, William Chapman, similarly sworn
27 Nov., the same year.
"Glasiers": (fn. 4) Thomas Manfeld, Simon Page, similarly sworn
20 Oct., the same year.
Dyers: Bartholomew Elsynge, John Chapeller, similarly
sworn 12 Jan., 15 Richard II. [A.D. 1391-2].
"Fuistours": Robert Ingoly, Thomas Borstalle, John Childe,
similarly sworn the same year.
Folio cclxii b.
Custodia Agnet' filie Joh' is Rede.
1 Jan., 15 Richard II. [A.D. 1391-2], the guardianship of
Agnes, daughter of John Rede, together with her patrimony,
committed to Richard Penteneye, "brewer." Sureties, viz.,
Richard Bengeo, John Berfaire, William Horn, skinner, and
John Ricolf, tapicer.
Carta perdonacionis Joh' is Norhamptone.
Letters patent granted, on the petition of the Commons in
Parliament, revoking the judgments passed on John Norhamptone, "draper," at Redynge and at the Tower of London, and
restoring to him all his forfeited estate. Witness the King at
Westminster, 1 Dec., 15 Richard II. [A.D. 1391]. (fn. 5)
Br' e super candem cartam.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to make proclamation of the
above. Witness the King at Westminster, 20 Dec., 15 Richard II.
Carta perdo nacionis Joh' is More.
Letters patent granted, on petition of the Commons in Parliament, (fn. 6) revoking all judgments passed on John More, mercer, at
Westminster and at the Tower. Witness the King at Westminster, 1 Dec., 15 Richard II. [A.D. 1391].
Participacio £xx int' pueros Rob' ti Cok.
Recital of divers bequests by Robert Cok, glover, viz., to
Richard his eldest son his balances, together with "le bem"
and weights appertaining to them, and an "auncer" (fn. 7) at "litel
london," (fn. 8) his best silver "biker," a silver "saler" with cover,
his best white mazer with a cock in the print (fn. 9) (cum gallo in
prentis); to Nicholas his son £20; to Richard his younger son
£20, a piece of silver, and second white mazer with a cock in
the print; and to each of his daughters, Margaret and Clemence,
£20. He further appoints Johanna his wife as guardian of his
said daughters and of Nicholas and the younger Richard his
On the 18th June, 14 Richard II. [A.D. 1391], came Nicholas
Cok, glover, one of the executors of the above Robert, and
delivered to Richard Odyham, the Chamberlain, the sum of £60,
which belonged in equal shares to the above Nicholas, Richard
the younger, and Clemence; but Clemence having died under
age, her share was claimed to be divided between the said
Nicholas, Richard, and John Ferne, "fleccher," (fn. 10) who had
married the above Margaret.
Folio cclxiii b.
Letters patent granted, on petition of the Commons in Parliament, (fn. 11) annulling the judgments passed on Richard Norbury,
mercer, at Westminster and at the Tower of London. Witness
the King at Westminster, 1 Dec., 15 Richard II. [A.D. 1391].
Folios cclxiii b-cclxiv b.
Statutes passed by the Parliament held at Westminster the
morrow of All Souls [2 Nov.], 15 Richard II. [A.D. 1391]. (fn. 12)
Folio cclxiv b.
Qe nul porte armes deins la Cite.
A proclamation on the King's behalf by the Mayor and
Aldermen to the following effect, viz., that no alien carry any
manner of arms; that no one, citizen or stranger, walk in the
City or suburbs between the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.] and
the Annunciation [25 March] after 8 o'clock at night, and after
9 o'clock during the rest of the year, except for good cause,
and that hostelers warn their hosts of these ordinances; further,
that no boatman bring man or woman to the Stews between
sunset and sunrise, nor moor his boat within 20 fathoms of the
shore during that period, lest misdoers be assisted in their
coming and going; also that the best lamb, without its wool,
be sold for 8 pence and no more, and that it be not "dubbed"
with fat that does not belong to it, but be sold such as it is,
without extraneous fat being attached to it.
De mactacione animalium et de carnificib'.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs that they see to the due
execution of the ordinance made by Parliament, anno 35 Edward III., for the slaughtering of animals for the City's use to
take place at Stratford and Knyghtbrigge and not within the
City, (fn. 13) inasmuch as complaint had been made in the last Parliament by John, Duke of Lancaster, the Bishops of Lincoln and
Ely, the Earl of Northumberland, the Prior of St. John of
Jerusalem, the Abbot of Leycestre, the Prior of St. Bartholomew,
the Prior of Sempryngham, (fn. 14) the nuns of Clerkenwelle, the lords
Cherletone, Straunge, Scrope, Gray, and Burnell, and tenants
of messuages in Holbourne, Smethfeld, St. "Johanestrete,"
"Clerkenwellestrete," and the baily near Neugate and Fletestrete, of the nuisance caused by the slaughter of animals near
Holbournbrigge; and further, that thenceforth no butcher
deposit filth within one mile of the City and suburbs. They
are to see that these ordinances are duly executed before Ash
Wednesday [27 Feb.] next, under penalty of £1,000. Witness
the King at Westminster, 6 Dec., 15 Richard II. [A.D. 1391].
Writ to the same extending the time allowed in the foregoing writ for carrying into execution the ordinances touching
butchers from Ash Wednesday [27 Feb.] to the Feast of
Pentecost [2 June]. Witness the King at Westminster,
22 Feb., 15 Richard II. [A.D. 1391-2].
Folio cclxv b.
Pro eleccione Aldr'.
Precept for the election of Aldermen, whether those to be
elected had already been Aldermen or not, and for the return of
the names of those elected to the Guildhall by Thursday before
the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March] next; (fn. 15) also for levying a sum
equal to half a fifteenth in each Ward, and bringing the money
to the Guildhall by the 1st April; also for the Aldermen to
survey the brewers in their several Wards, to see that they sell
their ale by sealed measures and that they set a hanap (fn. 16) before
their customers for them to pour their ale into at will. Dated
under the seal of the Mayoralty 15 Feb. [A.D. 1391-2].
Proclamac' on qe nulle pesson' nautre regrate pesson de eawe douce.
A proclamation to the effect, viz., that no fishmonger or other
person sell sweet-water fish by retail to be sold again, to wit,
roach, barbel, dace, flounders, minnows (menuse), smelt, lamperns, and "shrympes"; but those who catch them are to sell
them, either themselves or by their wives, children, or servants,
in Cornhulle or Westchepe, and not elsewhere, under penalty;
and whereas foreign bakers sent their servants into the City to
sell bread which was not always of correct weight, whilst they
themselves remained without the liberty of the City, and so
could not be punished with the hurdle according to City custom, (fn. 17)
it is ordained that whenever any bread should be found deficient
in weight the whole cartload shall be forfeited to the Chamber.
Br' e q' d nullus portet arma.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to make proclamation forbidding the bearing of arms in the City except by certain
privileged persons. Witness the King at Westminster, 23 Dec.,
15 Richard II. [A.D. 1391].
Letters patent appointing William Wottone, William Olyver,
Thomas Weyland, draper, and John Forster, goldsmith, commissioners to levy in the City the half-tenth and half-fifteenth
granted in the Parliament held at Westminster on the morrow
of All Souls [2 Nov.] last (fn. 18) to enable the King to go to France
with the view of making a final peace. Witness the King at
Westminster, 19 Jan., 15 Richard II. [A.D. 1391-2].
Folio cclxvi b.
Consil' es bille misse cuil' t Aldr' o.
Precept to the Aldermen that they keep an armed watch by
night in their several Wards, and commit to the compters all
found wandering in the City after curfew rung at St. Mary atte
Bowe, Berkyngchirche, St. Bride in Fletestrete, and St. Giles
without Crepulgate. [No date.]
Cerciorari coram baronib' de Scc' io.
Writ of certiorari to the Mayor, Sheriffs, and Aldermen
touching an alleged custom in the City of an action lying against
a Sheriff for letting a prisoner go at large without surety on
one charge, when he has been informed by his fellow-Sheriff
of another charge pending in another compter, as asserted by
John Routhe, who had impleaded before the Barons of the
Exchequer John Fraunceys, a late Sheriff, for a sum of £20,
for having set free Alice de Sutton, against whom he had
affirmed a plaint of trespass in the said Sheriff's compter, whilst
another plaint of account which he had brought against her in
the compter of Thomas Vyvent, the other Sheriff, was
pending, contrary (as he alleged) to the custom of the City.
Witness J. Cassy at Westminster, 20 Feb., 15 Richard II.
Return made by John Hende, the Mayor, Henry Vanner and
John Shadworthe, the Sheriffs, and the Aldermen, to the effect
that there was no such custom in the City as alleged. (fn. 19)
Recordum cujusdam erroris int' Joh' em Walpole et Joh' em Botelesham.
Precept to the Mayor and Aldermen by Walter Clopton and
his fellow-Justices appointed to hear proceedings in error at
St. Martin le Grand in an action brought by John Walpole
against John Botelsham, late Keeper of Ludgate prison, to
further certify as to whether the proceedings were quashable
(cassabiles), owing to omissions of particulars in the bill, according to the custom of the City. Dated 11 May, 15 Richard II.
Recordum cons' civitat' fact' oretenus per Maior' etc.
Saturday, 18 May, the same year, answer was made to the
above Justices at St. Martin le Grand, by word of mouth of the
Recorder, to the effect that according to the custom of the City
such bills, as above, were and always had been quashable owing
to omissions, but were not capable of correction (non corrigibiles)
according to the said custom.
Consil' es bille misse fuerunt cuil' t Aldr' o.
Precept to the Aldermen that they cause the inhabitants of
their several Wards to take a fresh oath of allegiance for the
better preservation of the peace. Dated under the seal of the
Mayoralty, 17 May, 15 Richard II. [A.D. 1392].
Contencio de sex shops de qua Warda existent'.
3 March, 15 Richard II. [A.D. 1391-2], precept to John Dyne
and Nicholas Covelee, the Mayor's Serjeants, to summon a jury
to inquire whether certain shops in the parish of St. Gregory near
St. Paul's are situate in the Ward of Farndon Within or Castle
Baynard. The jurors, viz., William Wynter, John Clerk,
"netter," Robert Nabourne, of the Ward of Queenhithe, John
Pynchebek, Henry Markeby, William Fraunceys, of the Ward
of Aldrichesgate, Gilbert Lyrp', Robert Somery, and Peter
Fykeldene, of the Ward of Crepulgate, William Rothewelle,
Stephen Hamme, and John Goldryng, of Bredestret, find that
the shops are situate in the Ward of Castle Baynard. It was
therefore ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen that thenceforth the tenants of the said shops should be taxed, keep watch,
and perform other duties of the Ward of Castle Baynard.
Folio cclxvii b.
17 May, 15 Richard II. [A.D. 1392], came unto the Chamber
of the Guildhall good men of the art of writers of the courtletter, and presented to the Mayor and Aldermen Martin Seman
and John Cossier, whom they had elected masters of their art for
the ensuing year, and the said Martin and John were sworn, &c.
L' ra Maioris et Aldror' missa Ep' o.
Letter under the Mayoralty seal [to the Bishop of London (fn. 20) ?]
praying that further time may be allowed the civic authorities
to carry into execution the recent order touching butchers.
They had already sent deputations to him at Waltham in the
persons of Henry Vannere, a Sheriff, Drew Barantyn, an
Alderman and Hugh Batisford, Common Serjeant of the City,
with little result, and time was getting short. Dated the
morrow of the Ascension [23 May].
Account rendered by William Wottone, William Oliver,
Thomas Weyland, draper, and John Forster, goldsmith, collectors of half a tenth granted to the King anno 15 Richard II.
by the laity in the City and suburbs. Sum received, £366 13s. 4d.
Indentur' reddit' Cam' e apud Frere Menours.
Indenture of grant by Robert Hyndon, Warden of the Friars
Minors in London, and convent of the same, to Adam Bamme,
the Mayor, the Aldermen, and Commonalty of the City, and
their successors, of a parcel of land on the "Westpertie" of
their church towards the maintenance of London Bridge,
which land lies near the "Southwestboteras' of the said
church, and is to be built upon in manner prescribed as to
height, windows, &c. Dated 22 July, 15 Richard II. [A.D. 1391].
Deed of release and quitclaim by the above Warden and
Convent of the Friars Minors for breach of covenants by the
Mayor, &c., of the City, contained in a deed of grant of land on
the "Southpertie" of the Friars' church made during the
Mayoralty of James Andrew, on the 1st March, 42 Edward III.
[A.D. 1367-8], towards the maintenance of London Bridge.
Dated 1 Dec., 15 Richard II. [A.D. 1391].
Q' d boves oves porci et alia a' ilia infra civitatem non mactentur.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs extending the time from
Pentecost [2 June] until the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.]
next, for them to see that the recent orders touching the
slaughtering of animals by butchers are duly executed Witness
the King at Staunford, 28 May, 15 Richard II. [A.D. 1392].
Folio cclxviii b.
Judicium pillor' Rog' i Andrewe quia finxit officiarium Marescall'.
8 March, 15 Richard II. [A.D. 1391-2], Roger Andrew
charged before the Mayor and Aldermen for pretending to be
an officer of the King's Marshalsea under John Peyto, a Knight
of the Earl of Notyngham, Marshal of England, and condemned
to stand on the pillory with a "tippedstaff" that he had
carried in his hand. (fn. 21)
Vendicio unius pecie t' re per Maiorem et Co' itatem.
Grant by John Hende, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and Commonalty to William de Beauchamp, Knt., Nicholas Salewy de
Pyrytone, and Robert de Warwyk, clerks, of a parcel of land
near London Wall for £10 ready money and an annual rent
of 6s. 8d. Dated in the Chamber of the Guildhall, Thursday
after the Feast of St. John ante portam Latinam [6 May],
15 Richard II. [A.D. 1392].
Br' epro Comite Virtutum.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs that they deliver up to Bartholomew de Puteo, of Genoa, certain bales of woad of Lombardy that they had seized in the belief that the said Bartholomew was a subject of the Count of Vertus (fn. 22) (Comitis Virtutum),
the said Mayor and Sheriffs having been authorized to seize
merchandise of such subjects to the value of £3,200 coming to
the City from abroad. Witness the King at Westminster,
30 April, 15 Richard II. [A.D. 1392].
17 May, 15 Richard II. [A.D. 1392], came John Bocher,
"wodemonger," of Merlawe, Benedict Cornwaille, draper,
John Clerk, John Pigeoun, and Robert York, and delivered to
Stephen Speleman, the Chamberlain, certain money and plate
in trust for Solacia, daughter of John Wiltone. (fn. 23)
Folio cclxix b.
Br' e de treugis proclamandis int' Angliam et Franc'.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to make proclamation to the
effect that the truce lately made between England and France
at "Leulyngham" (fn. 24) had been extended, on the 8th April, 1391,
from the 16th August next until the Feast of St. Michael, and
thereafter for one year. Witness the King at Westminster,
1 May, 15 Richard II. [A.D. 1392].
Br' e q' d Maior vicecomites et om' s Aldermanni cum xxiiij personis magis sufficientib' veniant ad consilium d' ni Regis apud Notyngham.
Writ to the Mayor, Sheriffs, and Aldermen summoning them
for special reasons to appear before the King and his Council
at Notyngham on the morrow of St. John the Baptist [24 June],
together with twenty-four of the more sufficient commoners of
the City. Witness the King at Staunford, 29 May, 15 Richard II.
[A.D. 1392]. (fn. 25)
Return made to the above to the effect that John Hende,
Mayor and Alderman, John Shadworth and Henry Vannere,
the Sheriffs, and all the other Aldermen, viz., John Hadle,
William Venour, Adam Bamme, William Baret, John "Fresshe,"
William More, John Loveye, Adam Karlille, Thomas Vyvent,
John Fraunceys, William Shyryngham, Henry Bamme, and
Robert de Excestre, Prior of the Church of Holy Trinity,
Thomas Wylford, Drew Barentyn, William Olyver, William
Wottone, Adam de St. Ive, Gilbert Maghfeld, William Bramptone, and Thomas Newton, together with twenty-four commoners, viz., John Walcote, John Furneux, Roger Elys, William
Evote, Hugh Boys, John Wade, John Sybyle, William Hyde,
Henry Yevele, Richard Whityngtone, John Wodecok, William
Parker, Thomas Pantone, Thomas Knolles, John Frankelyn,
John Forster, William Radewelle, Thomas Weyland, John
Cosyn, John Mokkyng, William Frenyngham, John Sandhurst,
John Ragenhulle, and Hugh Sprot, would attend at Notyngham
Folio cclxix b.
Br' e de Co' i Banco removendo ad civitatem Ebor'.
Writ to the Sheriffs notifying the removal of the Common
Pleas to York Witness the King at Staunford, 13 May,
15 Richard II. [A.D. 1392].
Return made to the above to the effect that the Sheriffs had
taken steps to make all proceedings in the Common Pleas
returnable before the Justices at York, pursuant to the writ.
Folio cclxix b.
Br' e de Scac' io removendo ad civitatem Ebor'.
Another writ to the Sheriffs notifying the removal of the
Exchequer to York. Witness the King at Staunford, 30 May,
15 Richard II. [A.D. 1392].
Br' e q' d om' s fiant milites qui habent £xl redd' perannum.
Writ to the Sheriffs to make a return of qualified persons
who had not taken up knighthood. Witness the King at
Westminster, 26 Feb., 15 Richard II. [A.D. 1391-2].
Return to the above. (fn. 26)
Folio cclxx b.
Commissio sub sigillo co' itatis prout primum br' e requirit.
Commission under the Common Seal of the City touching the
Mayor, Sheriffs, Aldermen, and Commoners attending the King
and his Council at Notyngham pursuant to writ. [No date.]
Amocio Joh' is Hende Maioris et Joh' is Shadworth et Henr' Vannere vice comitum London.
By reason of divers defects in the above Commission, and for
other causes, the aforesaid John Hende, the Mayor, and John
Shadworth and Henry Vannere, the Sheriffs (who duly appeared at Notyngham), are recorded as having been discharged
from their offices and committed to divers prisons. (fn. 27) Afterwards, viz., on Monday, the 1st July, 16 Richard II. [A.D. 1392],
about 9 o'clock in the morning, there came to the Guildhall
Edward Dalyngrigge, Knt., whom the King had appointed
Warden of the City, and there, in the presence of all the Aldermen who came with him, was honourably received by an immense number of Commoners, and his commission read appointing him Warden and Escheator. Whereupon he was sworn in
the manner that Mayors were accustomed to be sworn. Also
there had been elected at Notyngham, the same day, by the
King and his Council, Gilbert Maghfeld and Thomas Neuton to
be Sheriffs in place of John Shadworth and Henry Vannere,
and their commissions were also read and they themselves
sworn on the Monday aforesaid.
Commissio Edwardi Dalyngregge ad essend' custos London'.
Letters patent appointing Edward "Dalyngrugge" to be
Warden of the City, and removing the Mayor and Sheriffs
Witness the King at Notyngham Castle, 25 June, 16 Richard II.
Commissio Edwardi Dalyngregge ad essend' Escaetor London'.
Letters patent appointing the above Edward "Dalyngrugge"
to be the King's Escheator (fn. 28) in the City. Witness the King at
Notyngham Castle, 26 June, 16 Richard II. [A.D. 1392].
Commissio Gilb'ti Maghfeld et Thome Neutone ad essend' vice comites London.
Letters patent appointing the above Gilbert "de" Maghfeld
and Thomas Neutone to be Sheriffs of London in place of those
removed. Witness the King at Notyngham Castle, 25 June,
16 Richard II. [A.D. 1392].