Folios lxi b - lxx
May 1357 -

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'Folios lxi b - lxx: May 1357 -', Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: G: 1352-1374 (1905), pp. 88-101. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33497 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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Folio lxi b - lxx.

Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs reciting that whereas John de Dyngelee and Beatrix his wife, late wife of Alan Gille, had submitted to the King and his Council that by certain charters granted to the citizens of London they might leave freeholds by will in the same manner as chattels; and whereas the said Alan had left two messuages in the parish of St. Mary atte Hulle, near Billynggesgate, to the said Beatrix his wife by will proved, in the first place, before the Ordinary, and afterwards in the Husting, (fn. 1) according to custom, and the said Beatrix had entered upon the same as on a freehold until Thomas de Petresfeld had objected that the above Alan was a bastard; whereupon the King had commanded Adam Fraunceys, at that time Mayor and the King's Escheator, to deliver the property to the said Thomas, and return having been made that it could not be done, another writ was sent to Thomas Leggy, afterwards Mayor and the King's Escheator, commanding him to hold an inquisition as to what property the said Alan held of the King in capite at the time of his death, and who was his next heir. An inquisition was accordingly held and return thereon made, but inasmuch as no mention was made of the will in the inquisition, another writ was sent to the Mayor to take the property into the King's hand and deliver it to the aforesaid Thomas. And whereas this Mayor had made the same return as the former, the said Thomas had nevertheless entered upon the property, contrary to the law and custom of the realm and to the great injury of the said John and Beatrix, who prayed the King for a remedy; the King therefore desires to be certified of the facts of the case after inquisition held. Witness the King at Westminster, 5 May, 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357].

Inquisition taken accordingly before Henry Picard, the Mayor, Thomas Dolsely and Richard de Notyngham, the Sheriffs, on Saturday after the Ascension [18 May], by oath of John de Pountfreit, Simon Levelyf, Thomas de Mordone, "chaundeler," Ralph de Mordone, John de Wyrhale, John de Shaltone, John de Bridecote, William Stoket, John Lemman, Henry atte Beche, John Herlawe, and John Capel, "cordewaner," who find (inter alia) that the above Alan was not a bastard.

Folio lxii.

Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation to the effect that recent ordinances forbidding the buying of wool under a certain price were not to prevent the free exportation of wool until the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.] next. Witness the King at Westminster, 5 June, 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357].

The above writ, which remains in the possession of Thomas Dolsely and Richard de Notingham, Sheriffs, was proclaimed Tuesday after the Feast of St. Petronilla [31 May.]

Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to the effect that whereas the King's collectors of the Small Custom and his scrutineer in the Port of the City had certified in Chancery that a certain Tideman "Fauconer" de Conyngesburgh, a foreigner, and others had brought to the said Port in the ship of Tideman "de" Sconeburgh, mariner, 39 falcons of divers kinds, without the knowledge of the King's officers, and without paying custom for them; and whereas the said collectors and scrutineer had accepted a statement by the said mariner that half of the falcons belonged to the said Tideman the falconer (Falconarii), and the rest to John de Hatfeld, a native merchant; and whereas a servant of the said John claimed the ownership of all the falcons, and the same had been seized—the said Mayor and Sheriffs are to ascertain the rightful ownership and make return thereof. Witness the King at Westminster, 2 June, 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357].

Falcones.

Inquisition taken accordingly before Henry Picard, the Mayor, Thomas Dolsely and Richard de Notyngham, the Sheriffs, 7 June, 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357], by oath of John Flaoun, Richard Grace, John Yonge, John le Cook, William Swynesheved, Thomas de Oxon', Stephen le Chaundeler, John de Spaygne, Bartholomew Vanhale, Henry Transhale, Philip "fitz" Nichole, and Henry atte Cloo. The jury find that George de Honyngtone, servant and merchant of John de Hatfeld, bought 39 falcons at "Spruce" for the use of his master and put them on board the vessel of Tideman Sconeburgh to carry to London; that on their arrival a certain Geoffrey de Crymelford, servant of the aforesaid John de Hatfeld, took them out of the ship and brought them to his master, in whose custody they remain They further say that the said falcons belong to the said John de Hatfeld, and not to Tideman Fauconer or any other alien.

Be it remembered that on the 19th June, 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357], there came into the Chamber of the Guildhall before the Mayor, Walter Forester, Richard Carletone, and John Bole, skinners, and elected John atte Hoo de Hoddesdone to be broker of their mistery, and he was sworn, &c.

Folio lxii b.

Custodia Alicie filie Joh'is atte Berne.

Monday after the Feast of Nativity of St. John Bapt. [24 June], 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357], the guardianship of Alice, daughter of John atte Berne, aged ten years, committed by Henry Pycard, the Mayor, Roger de Depham, Simon de Worstede, John Pecche, and John de Stodeye, Aldermen, and Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain, to William atte Lake of co. Berks, together with her property, situate in the parish of St. Dunstan West in Fletestret. Sureties, viz., Thomas de Welford, "draper," and Thomas atte Crouche, "sporiere."

Afterwards, viz., on the 6th Oct., 40 Edward III. [A.D. 1366], came William West, who had married the said Alice, and they acknowledged satisfaction.

Custod' Oliveri fil' Katerine "de" Hynton'.

Friday before the Feast of St. Margaret [20 July], 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357], the sum of £9 out of £10 bequeathed by Adam de Acres to Oliver, son of Katherine Hynton, was delivered by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Chamberlain to William de Foxtone, apothecary, in trust for the said Oliver. Surety, viz., John de Foxtone, brother of the said William.

Exoneratus est.

William de Foxtone has a day at Easter to pay the above money together with 2s. in the pound according to the custom in the thirty-third year, on which Easter day the said William came and delivered to T[homas] de Waldene, the Chamberlain, the sum of £8.

Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation for all Lombard merchants in the City to attend in person the King's Council at Westminster on Friday next for the purpose of affording information on certain matters. Witness the King at Westminster, 3 Aug., 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357].

Proclamation made accordingly, Thursday after the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.].

Promercatori bus de Aleman ma proteccio.

Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation of the King having extended his protection to all merchants coming to England to trade from Lombardy, Alemaine, and Genoa. Witness the King at Westminster, 4 Aug., 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357].

Proclamation made accordingly, Friday after the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.].

Joh' Donat finis xxs.

Torchea falsa.

Friday before Palm Sunday [2 April], 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1358], William Samkyn, Walter le Rede, and John de Notyngham, wax-chandlers, sworn before John de Stodeye, the Mayor, and the Aldermen to inquire whether or not a certain wax torch made in the house of John Donat, a Lombard, was justly made. They say on oath that the torch is falsely made to deceive the people, and to the scandal of the whole City. The torch to be forfeited and the said John committed to prison, &c. Thereupon he made fine to the Commonalty for 20s., &c.

Folio lxiii lxiv.

Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation of certain ordinances made in the Parliament at Westminster on Monday after Easter week for the common weal of the realm, and appended. Witness the King at Westminster, 1 Aug., 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357].

Here follow the ordinances mentioned in the above writ, viz., (1) a statute commencing Al honur de dieu et de seint eglise, and ending donqe ils perdent lour tourn pur le temps; (fn. 2) (2) a statute commencing Pur ceo qe la comune du Roialme, and ending soit fermement tenuz, commonly known as the "Statute of Herrings." (fn. 3)

Folio lxiv.

Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation against the exportation of bows or arrows Witness the King at Westminster, 13 Aug., 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357].

And be it known that the aforesaid ordinances and the above writ were proclaimed Monday the eve of the Assumption B. M. [15 Aug.].

Folio lxiv b.

Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs for cleansing the streets of the City and the banks of the river. Witness the King at Westminster, 30 Sept., (fn. 4) 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357].

Letters under the Common Seal of the City giving particulars of proceedings taken for the discovery of the thief who stole a sum of money from Nicholas de Babucz, a knight of Almaine, whilst lodging with John de Bradegate in Bruggestret, and the committal to prison of Nicholas de Turri Dated 4 Oct., A. D. 1357. (fn. 5)

Folio lxv.

ijs. vjd.

Grant by Thomas de St. Edmund and Idonia his wife to Bartholomew Guid' (fn. 6) of Florence of houses in the lane and parish of St. Nicholas Hacoun, situate near the tenements of John de Northhalle and Sir Edward de Kendale, Knt.; to hold the same for the lifetime of the said Bartholomew, and to his executors and assigns for a term of twenty years, at an annual rent of 60s Witnesses, John Botiller, Thomas de Saham, Richard Toky, John de Draytone, Robert de Stratford, John de Thame, and others [not named]. Dated Christmas Eve, A. D. 1356.

Br'e pro treugis procla mand'.

Writ to the Sheriffs for proclamation to be made of a truce for two years having been made with France, on the 23rd March last past, and forbidding men-at-arms and archers leaving the country for Normandy or Brittany during that period without the King's permission. Witness the King at Westminster, 20 Oct., 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357]. (fn. 7)

Proclamation made accordingly, 26 Oct.

Commissio de Neugate.

J. Stodeye.

Letters patent appointing William de Shareshulle, Henry Grene, William de Nottone, and John de Stodeye, the Mayor, or any three or two of them (the Mayor being one), to be commissioners for gaol-delivery of Neugate. Witness the King at Westminster, 8 Nov., 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357].

Ordinacio de robis Alder mannorum.

Monday after the Feast of the Epiphany [6 Jan.], 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357-8], ordinance by the Mayor and Aldermen to the effect that whensoever it shall happen that they be clothed alike (de una secta), and that (et quod) none shall give or alienate his gown within the year under penalty of losing 100s. to the use of the Commonalty without any remission thereof. And if it happen that one of them die within the year, his executors shall not alienate or give away his gown within a year under penalty aforesaid. (fn. 8)

Folio lxv b.

Monday after the Feast of St. Andrew [30 Nov.], 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357], certain burgesses of "Maudone" (fn. 9) came before John de Stodeye, the Mayor, Roger de Depham, William de Welde, John Pecche, John "Malewyayn," John de Chichestre, Aldermen, and Bartholomew Fristlynge and Stephen de Cavendishe, the Sheriffs, and proffered a certain charter granted to the burgesses of "Maudone" by Edward the King, and asked that the said charter might be allowed.

Carta pro Burgensibus de Maldone.

Inspeximus charter, dated at Westminster, 6 Dec., 4 Edward III. [A.D. 1330]; which inspects charter dated at Westminster, 6 June, 18 Edward I. [A.D. 1290]; which inspects charter dated at Pembroke, 7 Oct., temp. Henry II. (fn. 10)

Allocata in London'.

Saturday after the Feast of Conception B. M. [8 Dec.], 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357], the above charter was allowed by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Sheriffs.

Folio lxvi.

Eleccio Alder' Warde de Bradestrete.

Be it remembered that at the Husting for Pleas of Land held on Monday after the Feast of St. Andrew [30 Nov.], 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357], came good men of the Ward of Bradestret and elected John Malewayn to be Alderman of the said Ward in place of Thomas Leggy, deceased And he was sworn before the Mayor, &c.

Eleccio Alder' Warde de Farndone.

At the same Husting came good men of the Ward of Farndone and elected John de Chichestre, goldsmith, in place of Richard Lacier, (fn. 11) who resigned his Aldermanry (aldermannariam) into the hand of the Mayor, &c. And he was sworn, &c.

Br'e de parliamento.

Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs for the election of four citizens to attend a Parliament to be held at Westminster on Monday after the Feast of Purification [2 Feb.] next. (fn. 12) Witness the King at Westminster, 15 Dec., 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357].

William de Welde and Thomas Dolsely, Aldermen, Richard Toky and William de Essex, Commoners, elected.

Scriptum Simonis Fraunceys per Thom' Bedyk.

Nichil quia Ald'.

Grant by Thomas Bedyk to Simon Fraunceys, mercer, of the wardship, custody, and marriage of Henry his son, during minority; John de Stodye being Mayor, and Stephen de Cavendishe and Bartholomew Frestlynge Sheriffs. Witnesses, Adam Fraunceys, Henry Picard, John Pecche, Thomas de Brandone, Adam de Bury, Richard de Notyngham, John Costantyn, and others [not named]. Dated 12 Jan., 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357-8].

Scriptum Simonis Fraunceys per Thom'Bedyk.

Nichil quia Alderm'.

Quitclaim by the above Thomas Bedyk, Knt., to Simon Fraunceys of all lands, tenements, and rents in London and in the counties of Middlesex and Essex of which he had recently enfeoffed the said Simon. Witnesses, Adam Fraunceys, Richard de Notyngham, William de Welde, Simon de "Bevyngtone" (Benyngtone?), Adam de Bury, John Pecche, John Costantyn, and others [not named]. Dated as above.

Folio lxvi b.

Scriptum Johanne que fuit ux' Joh'is de Oxenford junioris.

ijs vjd

Grant by Johanna, widow of John de Oxenforde the younger, to John Blaunche, her father, of all property coming to her by way of dower at the decease of her said husband and of Alice his mother; also the guardianship of John and William, the sons and heirs of her late husband; (fn. 13) the advowson of the church of All Hallows, Honylane, and an annuity of £30 which she was receiving jointly with her father from the Prior and Convent of St. John de Clerkenewelle. John de Stodeye, Mayor; Stephen de Cavendishe and Bartholomew Fristlynge, Sheriffs. Witnesses, William de Welde, Simon de Benyngtone, John Osekyn, Thomas de Waldene, Thomas de Macchynge, and others [not named]. Dated 4 Nov., 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357].

The above deed brought into the Chamber of the Guildhall by the said Johanna, and acknowledged before William de Welde, Alderman, and Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain, on the 18th Jan., 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357-8].

Folio lxvii.

Custodia filiar' Ric'i de Mymmes.

Saturday after the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.], 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357], the guardianship of Johanna, daughter of Richard de Mymmes, aged nineteen years, and of Juliana, sister of the said Johanna, aged sixteen, together with the sum of £10 in the hands of Walter de Someresham, who married the mother of the said Johanna and Juliana, committed by John de Stodeye, the Mayor, Roger de Depham, Alderman, and Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain, to Robert atte Noke, "chaundeler." Sureties, viz., John de Hulcote, "chaundeler," Richard Haselholt, "bowyere," and William Lemman, "bocher."

Afterwards, viz., on the 6th Nov, 42 Edward III. [A.D. 1368], came John Crus and Johanna his wife, daughter of Richard Mymmes, and Juliana her sister, before Simon de Mordone, the Mayor, &c., and acknowledged satisfaction for the above money, &c.

Saturday, 15 [ (fn. 14) ], 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1357-8], came Robert Godwyne, "cotiller," and Alice his wife, daughter of John Broun and Elena his wife, before John de Stodeye, the Mayor, Roger de Depham, John Malewayn, William Holbeche, Aldermen, and Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain, and acknowledged they had received all the goods which the said John Broun by his will enrolled in the Chamber of the Guildhall, viz., in the book with the letter F, fo. clviii, (fn. 15) bequeathed to the said Alice; which goods were in the custody of John de Potenhale, woodmonger, executor of the said John Broun and Elena his wife. Thereupon they proffered a deed of acquittance under the seal of the said Robert Godwyne and Alice, dated at Castle Baynard, London [Wednesday], 15 Feb., 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1357-8].

Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation of a truce having been made with France on the 23rd March last past, &c. Witness the King at Westminster, 20 Oct., 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357]. (fn. 16)

Proclamation made accordingly, Thursday before the Feast of St. Matthias [24 Feb.], 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1357-8].

Folio lxvii b.

ijs. vjd.

Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation forbidding the exportation of any horse worth more than 5 marks. Witness the King at Westminster, 24 Feb., 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1357-8].

Lease by John Punge de Ware and Matilda his wife, daughter of Thomas de Bromfelde, late tailor, to Bartholomew Guidonis, of a moiety of a certain messuage formerly belonging to the said Thomas in the lane and parish of St. Nicholas Hacoun, for a term of twenty years at an annual rent of 20s. Witnesses, Richard Toky, John de Draytone, Thomas de Saham, John Warender, John de Burstalle, Geoffrey Wokkyngge, and others [not named]. Dated 12 May, A.D. 1357.

Billa pro uno kayo apud Ripam Regine de novo faciend'.

Letters patent under the seal of the Mayoralty appointing William Strokelenedy (Strokelevedy?), William de Neuport, Hugh de Ware, and John Curteys to collect the aid at Queenhithe granted by merchants, denizen and foreign, for rebuilding a quay at the hithe, and for cleansing the entrance to the haven, viz., for every ship 6d., for every schuyt (shouta) 6d., for every boat with "orlokes" (fn. 17) 2d., for every boat with tholes (fn. 18) 1d., for every coomb (coumba (fn. 19) ) of corn of any kind, each coomb (cumba) containing twelve quarters, 2d., for every sieve (cipha (fn. 20) ) of salt, each sieve containing five quarters, 1d, and for other goods a sum ad valorem. Dated 6 Dec., 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357].

Folio lxviii.

Br'e propassagio lanarcorior' et pellium lanutar'.

Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation of an extension of time up to the Feast of St. Andrew next [30 Nov]. having been granted for the passage (passagium) of wool, leather, and woolfells. Witness the King at Westminster, 12 May, 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1358].

Proclamation made accordingly the eve of H. Trinity [27 May]. The writ remains in the possession of Bartholomew Frestlynge and Stephen Cavendisshe, Sheriffs.

Br'e ne aliquis portet aut recipiat l'r as d'no R' pre judiciales.

Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation forbidding any one bearing or receiving letters or orders prejudicial to the King or his Crown. Witness the King at Westminster, 20 June, 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1358].

Br'e missum Henr' Galeys, Will'o de Hanamstede,.

Will'o Dykeman et Ric'o de Croydon' collectorib' xvme.

Letters patent appointing Henry Galeys, draper, William de Hanamstede, William Dykeman, and Richard de Croydone, collectors in the City of the fifteenth last granted to the King, to make inquiry as to what goods of felons and escaped prisoners were due to the King before it was decreed by the Parliament which sat at Westminster on Monday after Easter week, 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357], that such goods should be devoted to the relief of the Commons in the payment of the tenth and fifteenth. (fn. 21) Witness the King at Westminster, 28 June, 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1358].

Piacitum quare recessit aliquis seiviens extra servicium d'ni sui contra statut'.

William de Mertone and Simon de Mertone, late servant of John de Valenciens, goldsmith. attached, the former for having taken into his service the said Simon, who had left his master without reasonable cause, and refusing to give him up; and the latter for having deserted his master. The said William and Simon, by Robert Stalworth their attorney, do not acknowledge that the said Simon was John's servant as alleged, but say that on a certain day the said Simon had come before the Mayor and Aldermen, and had shown that the said John had taken him, when a freeman of the City, as an apprentice for a term of seven years, contrary to the custom of the City, and had produced one part of an indenture thereon, and the said John, being called upon to produce the other part, put himself on the mercy of the Mayor, &c. Thereupon he was condemned to lose the apprenticeship, the indenture was cancelled, and he was committed to prison, quousque etc. Could the said John maintain his action ? As to this the said John says that after the indenture had been made the said Simon came to him with friends, and it was agreed that the said Simon should become his servant, but had left his service, &c. After further pleadings judgment given against the said John, and William and Simon to go without a day, &c.

Folio lxviii b.

Scriptum Joh'is Lightfot bladai' et Alic' ux'is ejus.

ijs. vjd.

Lease by Geoffrey Denneye, fishmonger, and Cecilia his wife to John Lightfot, cornmonger, and Alice his wife of a shop in Bredstret, situate near the tenement of Thomas de Brusyngham and the tenement of the Hospital of St. James near Westminster, for a term of fifteen years. Witnesses, Adam Brabazoun, John de Brencheslee, John Boteler, Robert Ivyngho, William de Draytone, John Clerk, and others [not named]. Dated the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357].

Folio lxix.

Acquietani' Will'i Holbeche civis et pannar' London'.

Acquittance by Thomas, son of Thomas Hauteyn, late pepperer, to William "de" Holbeche, draper, for rent due for a tenement in the parish of St. Benedict Shorhog. Dated 12 Sept., 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1358].

Custodia Ph'i [sic] atte Hegge tayllour.

Wednesday before the Feast of St. Stephen [26 Dec.], 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1358], the guardianship of Richard, son of Philip atte Hegge, "tailour," aged seven years, committed by John de Stodeye, the Mayor, Roger de Depham, Alderman, and Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain, to Robert le Beste, "taillour," and Agnes his wife, widow of the said Philip. Sureties, viz., Richard de Carletone, "peleter," and Ralph de Mortone de Byllyngesgate.

Scriptum ad habendum de qualib' schouta cum stiramine jeno vel herbis carcata iiijd. de quolib' batello jd. applic' ad Estwatergate apud Castrum Baynard.

Letters patent under the seal of the Mayoralty of John Stodeye, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, appointing four good men of the venue of Castelbaynard, to be annually elected by the Alderman and good men of the Ward of Castelbaynard, to collect the aid for keeping clean the haven called "la Estwatergate" at Castelbaynard from denizens and foreigners bringing straw, hay, or herbs, in schuyts (shoute) or boats, viz., for every schuyt laden with straw, hay, or herbs, 4d.; for every boat, 1½d.; for two loads of straw, hay, or herbs, ¼d.; and forbidding the carrying vessels so laden to any other haven under penalty of forfeiture. Dated 12 Sept., 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1358].

Writ to the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex to make proclamation forbidding the exposure of cloth for sale until it has been sealed with the seal of the collectors of the subsidy (granted to the King for the remission of forfeitures in respect of aulnage of cloth), the farmers of the subsidy for the time being, viz., John Malewayn and Adam de Bury, having complained of cloth having been sealed with counterfeit seals. Witness the King at Westminster, 12 Oct., 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1358].

Proclamation made accordingly on Tuesday after the Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct]. The writ remains in the possession of John Bernes and John Bures, Sheriffs.

Folio lxix b.

Carta Joh'is Dolwyche civis et sporiere London' et Is ux'is sue per Maiorem.

Grant by Henry Picard, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and Commonalty to John Dolwyche, "sporiere," and Isabella his wife, of a certain shop and small house outside Ludgate, situate near a shop tenanted by William Dybeloun, "sporiere," for their lifetime at an annual rent of 30s. Dated in the Chamber of the Guildhall, Monday after the Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct.], 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357].

Scriptum Hamonis Lumbard per Maiorem.

Grant by John de Stodeye, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and Commonalty to Hamo Lumbard, of certain quitrents received by the Wardens of London Bridge in respect of a tenement in the lane called "Berebyndereslane" (fn. 22) in the parish of St. Mary de Bothawe, situate near the tenements sometime held by Richard de Harewe and Gregory de Rokeslee; to hold the same for life, with reversion to the use of London Bridge. Dated 12 April, 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1358].

Folio lxx.

Scriptum Joh'is Popel pulter per' Maiorem.

Grant by the same to John Popel, "polter," of land outside Bisshopesgate situate near the tenement of Robert Osebern, carpenter; to hold the same for a term of fifteen years at an annual rent of 5s. Dated in the Chamber of the Guildhall, 12 Sept., 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1358].

Acquietane' Ric'i de Mallyngge vinetar'.

A general release by John de Ware, executor of Alice, late wife and executrix of Walter Neel, to Richard de Mallyngge, vintner, in respect of any matter between the said Richard and the said Walter and Alice. Witnesses, John de Cressyngham, Thomas Sharnebrok, Adam Langelee, "bochere," John de Lyndeseye, clerk, and others [not named]. Dated 11 Aug., 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1358].

Folio lxx b.

Acquietanc' Ric'i de Mallyngg' per Rob' m atte Brome.

A general release by Robert atte Brome, Rector of the church of Stevenache, (fn. 23) in the diocese of Lincoln, executor of the wills of Augustine Waleys and Matilda his wife, to Richard de Mallynge, vintner, in respect of any matter between the said Richard and the said Augustine and Matilda. Dated in the Ward of Vintry, Tuesday before the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.], 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1358].

Scriptum Thome Porter per Maiorem.

Lease by John de Stodeye, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and Commonalty to Thomas Porter of the moor (fn. 24) outside the City wall, viz., between Bisshopesgate and Crepelgate, for a term of seven years, at an annual rent of £4. Dated in the Chamber of the Guildhall, 12 Sept., 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1358].

Scriptum Thome Cornwalys et ux' suc per Maiorem.

Deed of grant under the Common Seal of the City by John de Stodeye, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and the Commonalty to Thomas Cornwaleys and Johanna his wife of a parcel of land and shops outside Ludgate, formerly acquired by John de Parys, corder, from John de Gisors, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and Commonalty, and situate near the property of John Dolwyche and John de Pelham; to hold the same in tail at an annual rent of 3s. 4d. to the use of the Commonalty, and the payment of an annual sum of 20s. to the Prebendary of Fynesbury (fn. 25) for the time being. Dated 11 Oct., 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1358].

Footnotes

1 Proved and enrolled in Nov., 1353. 'Cal. of Wills, Court of Husting,' i. 673.
2 Printed in 'Statutes at Large' (ed 1758), i. 300-4.
3 Printed ibid., i. 304-7.
4 'Memorials,' p. 295. The cor rect date appears to be 30 August, as the writ is recorded as having been proclaimed on Thursday after the Feast of the Decollation of St. John the Bapt [29 Aug.], 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357], i. e., Thursday, 31 Aug.
5 'Memorials,' pp. 296-8.
6 Cf. infra, fo. lxvii b, Bartholo mew "Guidoins."
7 Printed by Delpit, op. cit., p. 81.
8 Printed in 'Liber Albus,' i. 35. The compiler of the 'Liber Albus' whilst transcribing the ordinance from the Letter Book omits the words et quod as redundant.
9 Maldon, co. Essex.
10 For this charter, the regnal year of which is not given, see Morant's 'Essex,' i. 331n.
11 He apparently succeeded John de Pulteney, to whom the Aldermanry of Farringdon had been devised by Nicholas de Farndone in 1334 ('Cal. of Wills,' i. 397-8), although there is no record of his election.
12 Sat from 5 to 27 Feb., 1358.
13 In the will of John de Oxenford, proved and enrolled in the Husting in October, 1357, his son John is men tioned by name, whilst another son is recorded as being at the time en ventre sa mere. 'Cal. of Wills,' i. 699.
14 The word "sabbati" repeated in place of the month.
15 See 'Cal. Letter Book F,' p. 185.
16 Cf. supra, p. 93.
17 Oarlocks, or locks for the oars, now known as rowlocks.
18 Tholes or thole pins used for rowing.
19 Coomb or comb, a dry measure of four bushels, or half a quarter (Webster).
20 A measure of about five quarters (Martin, 'Record Interpreter'). Cf. Glossary, 'Liber Albus,' p. 381.
21 By statute recorded supra (fos. lxiii-lxiii b) the King granted pardon for escape of felons, &c., in return for which the Commons granted him a fifteenth, although a subsidy had been granted in 1355 for six years, on the understanding that no other tax should be imposed during that period. Stubbs, 'Const Hist,' ii. 405.
22 Stow remarks, "On the South side of Wool church have ye Bear binder lane, a part whereof is of this Walbrooke ward" ('Survey,' Thoms's ed., p. 85). In the Husting Rolls the lane is recorded as being in the several parishes of St. Mary Wool church, St. Mary Woolnoth, and St. Swithin.
23 Stevenage, co. Herts.
24 Finsbury Moor or Moorfields. See 'Cal. Letter Book D,' p. 211n.
25 The moor of Halywell and Fins bury was released in 1315 by the Prebendary of Finsbury to the City, on the latter undertaking to pay 20s. a year to him and his successors out of the revenue from certain houses and land in the parish of St. Martin without Ludgate, and this estate, known as the "Finsbury Estate," remained in the City's hands by a series of renewed leases until Christ mas, 1867. 'Hist MSS. Com., Ninth Report,' Appendix, p. 8; 'Report, Law, Parl., and City Courts Committee,' 5 March, 1868; cf. 'Cal. Letter-Book C,' pp. 237-8.