Scriptum Joh'is de Redbourne carpent' per Maiorem.
Grant by John de Stodeye, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and
Commonalty of the City to John de Redbourne, "carpenter,"
of a parcel of land outside Algate for a term of sixty years, at
an annual rent of 12s. Dated in the Chamber of the Guildhall,
Thursday the Feast of St. Alphege [19 April], 32 Edward III.
Folio lxxi b.
Grant by the same to Robert de Oxenford, "masoun," of a
parcel of land outside Algate for a term of forty years, at an
annual rent of 20s. Dated in the Chamber of the Guildhall,
12 Sept., 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1358].
Be it remembered that on Monday after the Feast of All
Saints [1 Nov.], 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1358], John Lovekyn, the
Mayor, John de Stodeye, Alderman, and Thomas de Waldene,
the Chamberlain, sold to Richard Patrik, brewer, and Alice his
wife an elm standing on ground belonging to the Commonalty
near the tenement of the said Richard and Alice in "la Morstrate," in the parish of St. Giles without Crepulgate, for the
sum of 10s., with permission to cut it down or leave it standing
as they might think fit.
Folio lxxi b-lxxii b.
Proclamation made temp. John de Stodeye, the Mayor, viz.,
on Monday before the Feast of St. Lucia [13 Dec.], 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357], of the following ordinances (inter alia): (fn. 1) —
That no one harbour any person more than one day and one
night, unless he be good and loyal and ready to answer for him
if he do anything contrary to the peace; and that every one
of the City in the peace of our lord the King be empowered, in
the absence of officers, to arrest felons and evildoers, and bring
them to the Sheriffs to do execution as the law wills.
That no taverner sell wine of Vernaccia (vin vernache),
"Creet," and other sweet wine or Rhenish (Reneys), nor sell by
any measure except standard measure, sealed, like other kind
of wine, under penalty; and that any taverner who has such
kind of sweet wine to sell shall not put other wine of Gascony
or Rhenish in the same cellar to sell in the same tavern, on pain
of forfeiture of the wine as ordained and proclaimed recently
(einz ces houres) by writ of our lord the King.
That no one sell sweet wines nor warrant wine of Vernaccia
for "Creet" or "Ryver" for "Malvesie," but each wine shall
be sold for what it really is and without any admixture, under
pain of forfeiture.
That no manner of corn be sold at Billynggesgate or Queenhithe before the hour of half Prime (demy prime) and at Grascherche and Neugate before Prime; and that no merchantstranger coming to the City by land or water sell his corn
beforehand (devaunt la meyn) by sample, but bring it to open
market, and that no one go by land or water to meet corn or
other victual to buy or bargain for the same before it come
to open market, but it is lawful for cornmongers and others,
denizen or foreign, to go into the country and buy such things
on a farm or in a barn and bring them to London as they will.
That no one buy any manner of corn, barley, or salt, or other
manner of victual to leave in the hands of the vendors to sell
again by wholesale or retail, or make any covenant whereby
the price may be enhanced, under pain of forfeiture.
That no merchant place his own corn or other victual by
sample in the hands of others, native or foreign, to buy back
again, under pain of the pillory.
That no cornmonger or other person buy corn, barley, or salt
coming to the City by land or water, to resell the same until that
which shall have come by water shall have remained at
Billyngesgate or Queenhithe in open market three market days.
Folio lxxii b.
Exenn' pro Regina Scocie.
Be it remembered that on Friday the Feast of St. Matthew
[21 Sept.], 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1358], it was ordained by John
de Stodeye, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and the Commonalty
that all who have willingly agreed to contribute a certain sum
for divers affairs of the City shall have the same levied upon
them, and that those who are able to contribute to the aid, but
are unwilling to do so, shall be assessed by the Mayor and four
Aldermen to pay a sum proportionate to their wealth, and shall
be distrained upon for that sum in aid of the City's affairs, and
for presents sent to the Queen of Scotland, (fn. 2) &c.
Solare supra le Wayhous pertinet ad Cameram Guyhalde et non ad Maiorem.
Monday after the Feast of St. John ante portam Latinam
[6 May], 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1358], Thomas de Waldene, the
Chamberlain, showed to John de Stodeye, the Mayor, and the
Aldermen, that a certain house within Algate called "la
Weyhous" had fallen down, the said house appertaining to the
business of weighing of corn on its way to the mills, and that
the said pesage belonged to the Mayor for the time being. (fn. 3) He
therefore prayed them to order that it be repaired. Whereupon
they gave orders that the same should be kept in repair by the
Chamberlain for the time being, who was to have the enjoyment
of the solar over the weigh-house.
Temp. John Lovekyn, Mayor, 33 Edward III.
Richard atte Croche, senior, and Simon Ferby, English
weavers, elected bailiffs of the Weavers and sworn &c.
John Vanenergam and Lambert Funderlynde, foreign weavers,
elected and sworn to govern and punish all foreign weavers for
the preservation of the King's peace.
Br'e ad gaugeand' vina rubea et alba ad parles Angl' et Wall' et Hib'n venent'.
Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation of a Statute
recently made by the King and his Council (fn. 4) forbidding the
exposure of red and white wines for sale before they have been
gauged by the King's Gauger or his deputy, under penalty of
forfeiture. Witness the King at Westminster, 5 Dec., 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1358]. (fn. 5)
Proclamation made accordingly on Friday after the Feast
of St. Nicholas [6 Dec.]. The writ remains in the possession
of John Bures and John Bernes, the Sheriffs.
Br'e ne aliquis tabernarius vendat vina da Vascon' et Ispama ultra sex denar'.
Writ to the same to make proclamation of an ordinance of
the King's Council regulating the sale of wine by taverners.
Witness the King at Westminster, 20 Dec., 32 Edward III.
The writ was delivered to Sir David Wolnore by order of
Writ to the same to make proclamation forbidding the
exportation of lead. Witness the King at Westminster, 8 Jan.,
32 Edward III. [A.D. 1358-9].
Folio lxxiii b.
Cognicio Will' i Godriche foundour et Thom' Charlewode zonar' de custod' Matild' fil' Barth' i de Astwode.
6 Feb., 33 Edward III. [A.D. 1358-9], came William Godryche,
"foundour," and Thomas Charlewode, girdler, before the
Mayor, and Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain, and
acknowledged that they had in their keeping a sum of money
in trust for Matilda, daughter of Bartholomew de Astwode,
aged eleven years. A day given for them to bring it in. And be
it remembered that Walter Salman and William "Goddryche,"
executors of the said Bartholomew, had the custody of the said
Matilda from the thirty-third [sic] year of Edward III. until
the 6 Feb., 33 Edward III. [A.D. 1358-9], during which time
they received property belonging to the said Matilda to the
value of 5 marks, for which they rendered account before John
Lovekyn, the Mayor, and Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain. Total sum received £10, whereof 40s. paid for apprenticing the said Matilda.
Com' is proclamacio.
Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation against men-at-arms, hobelers, and archers quitting the realm without especial
leave. Witness the King at Westminster, 1 Feb., 33 Edward III. [A.D. 1358-9].
Proclamation made accordingly Sunday after the Purification
Custodia Margarete fil' Will' i Cadoun zonar' tradita Ric'o Russel zonar'.
16 Feb., 33 Edward III. [A.D. 1358-9], the guardianship of
Margaret, daughter of William Cadoun, late girdler, committed
by John Lovekyn, the Mayor, William de Welde, Hugh de
Sadelyngstanes, Simon de Worstede, William Holbeche,
Aldermen, and Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain, to
Richard Russel, girdler, together with the sum of £20.
Sureties, viz., Stephen Edolph, girdler, and Stephen Kynge,
Custodia Rog' i filii predicti Will' i Cadoun tradita Joh' i Abraham zonar'.
The same day the guardianship of Roger, son of the above
William Cadoun, aged thirteen years, was committed to John
Abraham, girdler, together with the sum of £20. Sureties,
viz., William Godriche, "foundour," John Bartelot, girdler, and
Deliberacio omnium terrar' reddituum et ten' Nich' i fil' Joh' is de Mokkyng.
At a congregation of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Chamberlain, in the Chamber of the Guildhall on Thursday, the
7th March, 33 Edward III. [A.D. 1358-9], there being present
John Lovekyn, the Mayor, Adam Fraunceys, William Tudenham, William Holebeche, Simon de Worstede, Richard de
Notyngham, John Wroth, Richard Smelt, Simon Dolsely, John
Chichestre, Stephen Cavendisshe, William de Welde, and
Hugh de Sadelyngstanes, Aldermen, and Thomas de Waldene,
the Chamberlain, there came Nicholas, son of John Mokkynge,
late fishmonger, and claimed his property in the custody of
John Maleweyn; and the said Nicholas appearing to be capable
of managing his affairs, order was given to William de
Greyngham, Serjeant of the Chamber, to deliver up his
Br'e quod nomina omnium provisor' hospic' d' ni R' tradantur vic' et Maiori London' et quod nulli provisores aliqua victual' capiant sine ostens' et lectione commissionum suarum.
Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation of the names of
the King's purveyors and their deputies (herewith sent), with
instructions that nothing be given or sold to them unless they
first show and read their commission, inasmuch as complaint
had been made of extortion practised by those claiming to be
purveyors of the King's household, contrary to the statutes.
Witness the King at Westminster, 1 Feb., 33 Edward III.
Folio lxxiv b.
The King's Purveyors.
Master Richard Pace, the King's baker; Hugh de Stoke,
Henry atte Water, and Roger de Donyngtone, purveyors under
Raulyn Pletour, chief purveyor of corn; Richard Catour,
Thomas de Kent, and Simon Catour, clerk, purveyors under
John Prest, buyer (acatour) of flesh; Roger Totesworth,
Nicholas Stirtupp, and Richard atte Broke, purveyors under
Richard Syward, buyer of flesh; William Wormegay, John
Fullechier, Richard de Tangemer, and John Abbotesby, purveyors under him.
Richard Croidone, buyer of fish, both fresh and salt; William
Blakemore, Walter Waterlake, and John Hurst, purveyors
John Torgold, buyer of fish, both fresh and salt; Geoffrey
Mangfeld, Henry Raulyn, and Thomas Maye, purveyors under
Master Richard Huntyngdone, poulterer; Walter Gregori;
William de Kyrkeby, Peter Wytteleye, John Gosegrave, and
Thomas de Stanes, purveyors under him.
Sir William de Clee, "avener"; (fn. 6) John Bisshopestone, Adam
Queldryk, Walter Comptone, Thomas Wodeford, and Henry
Birkyn, purveyors of hay (de fein) in Kent under him.
Richard de Neutone, with the King; William de Hemmyngford, Kent; John de Wermyngtone, Lincoln; Richard Boys,
Somerset and Dorset; John Okebourne, Essex; John Rolf,
Norfolk; John Chamberleyn, York; and Thomas Slak, Wiltshire and Suthampton, purveyors of oats (aveynes) under him.
Thomas Todyngworth, William atte Nassh, his deputy;
William de Comptone, Geoffrey de Hakkyngge, and Thomas de
Illeford, purveyors of hay for the King and his household.
Ralph Okebourne, Buchard Rolf de Henle, Henry Crauuford,
Peter Cony, Robert Ekkleshale purveyors of oats for the King
and his household.
Master Walter de Coutone, "esquiller," (fn. 7) and Richard de
Kent, purveyor under him.
Compotus de bonis pueror' Will' i de Wandlesworth cordar'.
Thursday before the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.],
32 Edward III. [A.D. 1358], Thomas Moricz, Common Serjeant
of the City, showed to John de Stodeye, the Mayor, and the
Aldermen that a certain William de Wandlesworth, corder,
had died after appointing as his executors Henry Precious, his
apprentice, and Alice his wife, now married to John de Swalclyve, cordwainer, and he desired that the said Henry and John
might be summoned to answer for the property in their hands.
They are accordingly summoned by John de Gaytone, Serjeant
of the Chamber, and render account before Simon de Worsted
and Richard de Notyngham, Aldermen, and Thomas Morice as
auditors. Henry Precious appears and obtains his discharge,
but John de Swalclyve makes default, and an order for attachment is issued against him.
Scriptum d' ni Rad' i comilis Stafford.
Quitclaim by John, son of John, son of Sir John de Rivers
("de Ripariis"), Knt., to Ralph, Earl of Stafford, of the manors
of Castel Aungre, Stanford Ryvers, Tracys, and the hundred of
Aungre, and all other lands and tenements held by the said Earl
in the county of Essex. Witnesses, William de Welde, Simon
de Benyngtone, John Colpeper, William Tank, Richard Culpeper,
John Bamptone, and others [not named]. Dated 3 April,
33 Edward III. [A.D. 1359].
Acknowledged before William de Welde, Alderman, and
Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain, 4 April.
Proclamacio de passagio d' ni Reg' versus partes transmar'.
Writ of Privy Seal to the Sheriffs to make proclamation that
the King intended to cross the sea to France to put an end to the
war, on the Feast of St. John [24 June], as previously determined,
notwithstanding pending negotiations. (fn. 8) Dated at Westminster,
4 April, 33 Edward III. [A.D. 1359].
Proclamation made accordingly on Friday, 4 April.
Folio lxxv b.
De cantaria faciend' in eccl'ia b'e Mar' de Arcub'.
Record of proceedings touching a quitrent originally
bequeathed by Ralph de Bow for the purpose of a chantry in the
church of St. Mary le Bow, and for the recovery of which
William de Ilkestone, parson of the said church, and parishioners
of the same, had brought an assize of freshforce against John le
Chaundeler and Richard Bacoun, Wardens of London Bridge,
before John Bures and John Bernes, Sheriffs, and the Coroner,
anno 33 Edward III. The Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty
agree that the Wardens of London Bridge for the time being
shall continue to pay the quitrent claimed. (fn. 9) No date.
Extract from the Great Roll [of the Exchequer], anno 32
Edward III.:— The citizens of London render account of £10
yearly ferm for the vill of Suthwerk to William de Altecar, Valet
of the Kings Wardrobe, £10, &c. And they are quit.
Proclamacio quod omnes Francigene exeant regnum Angl'.
By direction of the Earl of Marche, Marshal of England,
proclamation to be made for all Frenchmen to quit England by
the day after the Feast of St. Margaret [20 July], taking with
them neither bows nor arrows (arkes ne settes), horses, nor any
kind of armour, and that they leave the realm by the port of
Dover only. (fn. 10)
Proclamation made accordingly Saturday before the Feast of
Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr [7 July], 33 Edward III.
Br'e ne dampnum impedimentum aut gravamen fiat Flandr' cis(?).
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to make proclamation forbidding all molestation of Flemings pursuing their business in
the City and suburbs. Witness the King at Westminster,
6 July, 33 Edward III. [A.D. 1359].
Lease by James de Neuport, fishmonger, and Isabella his
wife, to Robert Rus, potter, of tenements in Knyghtryderestret
in the parish of St. Mildred de Bredstret for a term of fourteen
years. Witnesses, Richard de Kyslyngbury, John Reyner,
William Yonge, John Refham, and Thomas Lambard. Dated
20 June, 33 Edward III. [A.D. 1359].
Folio lxxvi b.
Custodia Oliveri filii Ade de Acres tradita Joh' i Yakesle stokfysshmongere.
20 June, 33 Edward III. [A.D. 1359], John Lovekyn, the Mayor,
the Aldermen, and Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain,
delivered to John Yakesle, senior, "stokfishmongere," the sum
of £8 of the goods of Oliver, son of Adam de Acres, to keep
quousque etc. And the said John found surety for rendering an
account of this and other money he has in hand belonging to the
said Oliver, viz., John Yakeslee, junior.
Custodia Will' i fil' Joh' is de Wyrcestre tradita Henr' Maleseye.
2 May, 33 Edward III. [A.D. 1359], the guardianship of
William, son of John de Wyrcestre, aged fifteen years,
committed by the same to Henry Makeseye, skinner. Surety,
viz., John Bedeford, skinner.
Afterwards, viz., on the 6th April, 36 Edward III. [A.D. 1362],
came the said William, son of John de Wyrcestre, before John
Pecche, the Mayor, and the Chamberlain, and acknowledged
satisfaction for his property.
Folio lxxvi b.
Scriptum Tydeman' Knyf et Elizabeth' ux' is ejus per Edm' Daunvers et Is' ux' is [sic] ejus.
Lease by Edmund Daunvers and Isabella his wife, to
Tydeman Knyf and Elizabeth his wife, of a messuage and
enclosure at the Heywarf, for a term of fifteen years, at an
annual rent of £4, the lessors entering into a bond to allow the
lessees peaceable enjoyment of the property. Dated 12 Aug.,
33 Edward III. [A.D. 1359].
Custodia Will' i fil' Will' i de Hoo tradita Joh' i Robinet upheldere.
Monday after the Feast of St. Thomas [21 Dec.], 30 [sic]
Edward III. [A.D. 1356], the guardianship of William, son of
William de Hoo, aged fifteen years, committed by Simon
Fraunceys, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and Thomas de Waldene,
the Chamberlain, to John Robinet, "upheldere," together with
the sum of £20, two blankets, three sheets, and a silver
"byker." Sureties, viz., Walter Forester, William Laurence,
and Peter Waresoun, "upheldere."
Custodia Ade filii Will' i de Devenshire tradita Rad' o de Makenheued aurifab'.
Thursday after the Feast of St. Mark [25 April], 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1358], the guardianship of Adam, son of William de Deveneshire, aged eleven years, committed by John de
Stodeye, the Mayor, Roger de Depham, and the rest of the
Aldermen, to Ralph de Makenheved, goldsmith. Sureties, viz.,
Thomas Reynham, goldsmith, and Adam Eynesham, goldsmith.
Folio lxxvii b.
Br'e ad inquirendum que terras et ten' Rob'us de Holewelle habet in civitate London'.
Letters patent appointing John Lovekyn, the Mayor, Adam
de Bury, Hugh de Sadelyngstanes, and Walter de Aldebury,
clerk, commissioners to hold an inquisition post mortem touching
the property held in the City by Robert de Holewelle, who had
died in debt to the Treasury. Witness G[ervase] de Wilford
at Westminster, 23 Feb., 33 Edward III. [A.D. 1358-9].
Inquisition taken accordingly on Friday before the Feast of
St. Gregory [12 March], 33 Edward III. [A.D. 1358-9], by oath
of John de Burstalle, John de Thame, "barbier," Richard atte
Dyk, Thomas de Same, Richard Creye, John Rical, Richard
le Mirorer, William Wastel, Robert de Manhale, Peter de
Berdefeld, John Roudolf, "coteler," and Thomas de Bisseye,
who find that the said Robert de Holewelle held property in
Lumbardestret, at the corner of Bercheverlane, (fn. 11) of the yearly
value of 40s., tenanted by William Morewode and Dionisia his
Be it remembered that on the 20th May, 39 Edward III.
[A.D. 1365], Alice de Hyntone came into Court and acknowledged satisfaction for money due from John de Yakesle, senior,
to Oliver de Acres, who was in her charge; and John de
Yakesle, junior, fishmonger, who was surety for the aforesaid
John, delivered the money to John de Cantebrige, the Chamberlain.
Br'e pro fratrib' ordinis Sancte Crucis.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to hold an inquisition touching
a robbery that had taken place at the house of the Friars of
Holy Cross. Witness the King at Westminster, 6 Oct., 33 Edward III. [A.D. 1359].
Inquisition taken accordingly on Saturday after the Feast of
St. Luke [18 Oct.], by John Lovekyn, the Mayor, and John de
Chichestre and Simon de Benyngtone, the Sheriffs, by oath
of John Bretoun, Thomas atte Marche, Richard Kyng, Hamo
le Cordewaner, John atte Brok, Ralph le Fullere, Henry le
Hurer, Robert le Hurer, John de Waltham, Simon le Skynnere,
John Colle, and William de Wymondeswold. (fn. 12)
De mendicantib' in civitate London'.
Proclamation against vagrants found begging in the City. (fn. 13)
Folio lxxviii b.
Br'e de proclamacione.
Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation for merchants to
bring all kinds of victuals to Sandwich for the use of the army
about to cross over to Calais, (fn. 14) and forbidding the exportation
of victuals elsewhere. Witness the King at Sandwich, 14 Oct.,
33 Edward III. [A.D. 1359].
Proclamation made accordingly Friday the Feast of St. Luke
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to make proclamation forbidding the molestation of Flemings, and inviting merchants to
carry victuals to "Barflewe" (fn. 15) in Normandy. Witness the King
at Sandwich, 18 Oct., 33 Edward III. [A.D. 1359]. (fn. 16)
Proclamation made accordingly Wednesday after the Feast
of St. Luke [18 Oct.].
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to make inquisition touching
an attack made by certain mercers of the City on Lombard
merchants. Witness the King at Sandwych, 7 Oct., 33 Edward III. [A.D. 1359].
An inquisition taken accordingly before John Lovekyn, the
Mayor, and John de Chichestre and Simon de Benyngtone, the
Sheriffs, by oath of Geoffrey Lovekyn, John atte Noke, John
Baldewyn, John Moot, William de Beestone, "latoner," Richard
de Storteford, John Popel, Wheteman atte Brok, Robert de
Roystoke, John de Bartone, John de Tunwell, and John de
Londone. (fn. 17)
Folio lxxix b.
Com'issio de Neugate pro Simon Dolsely Maiore.
Letters patent appointing William de Schareshulle, Henry
Grene, William de Nottone, and Simon de [sic] Dolsely, the
Mayor, or any three or two of them (the Mayor being one),
to be Commissioners for gaol-delivery of Neugate. Witness
Thomas, the King's son, Warden of England, at Wodestoke,
4 Nov., 33 Edward III. [A.D. 1359].
Br'e quod Barth'us Guidonis de Castilon et Adam de Seint Ive habeant omma cambia omnium monetarum.
Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation forbidding any
one keeping an exchange for money, plate, &c., inasmuch as
the King had committed that business solely to Bartholomew
Guidonis de Castilon, merchant of London, and Adam de Seint
Ive, "draper." Witness the King at Sandwych, 4 Oct., 33 Edward III. [A.D. 1359]. (fn. 18)
Br'e de arraiacione secundum statutum Wynton'.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs for an array to be made,
Ward by Ward, in the City and in the suburbs, according to
the provisions of the Statute of Winchester. Witness the King
at Sandwych, 4 Oct., 33 Edward III. [A.D. 1359].
Custodia Isabelle filie Walt'i Salman zonar'.
3 Dec., 33 Edward III. [A.D. 1359], the guardianship of
Isabella, daughter of Walter Salman, girdler, aged twelve years,
committed by S[imon] Dolsely, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and
the Chamberlain to Stephen Edolphe, girdler. Sureties, viz.,
Richard Russell and Richard atte Boure.
Scriptum Rog'i de Chesterfeld clerici per Rob'tum Burle et Elizab't ux'em ejus.
A general release from Robert "de" Burle and Elizabeth his
wife, daughter of John de Enfeld, "chaundeler," to Sir Roger
de Chestrefeld, clerk, and Roger Kaumpes, executors of Margaret de Enfeld, mother of the said Elizabeth. Dated 3 Dec.,
33 Edward III. [A.D. 1359].
5 Dec., 33 Edw. III. [A.D. 1359], John Leaute elected broker of
the mistery of grocery (grosserie) before Simon Dolsely, the Mayor.
Admissio Thome de Sancto Albano in servientem Camere.
Wednesday before the Feast of Purification [2 Feb.], 34 Edward III. [A.D. 1359-60], Thomas de St. Alban admitted
Serjeant of the Chamber by Simon Dolsely, the Mayor, and the
Aldermen, and sworn, &c., receiving yearly 40s. for his service
and fees like another Serjeant of the same Chamber. And
there were present Simon Dolsely, the Mayor, Hugh de
Sadelyngstanes, John Lovekyn, Henry Pykard, John de Stodeye,
John Pecche, Adam de Bury, Thomas Dolseli, William Holebeche, William de Tudenham, Simon de Worsted, Thomas Perle,
John Wroth, Richard Smelt, Bartholomew Frestlynge, William
Welde, Aldermen, Simon de Benyngtone, and Thomas Moricz.
Folio lxxx b.
Br'e de consilio.
Writ to the Sheriffs to cause the citizens to assemble in the
Husting, or at some early date, for the purpose of electing four
of their body to attend a Council to be held at Westminster on
Monday before the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], touching
a threatened invasion by the enemy. (fn. 19) Witness Thomas the
King's son, Warden of England, at Westminster, 10 Feb.,
34 Edward III. [A.D. 1359-60].
Afterwards, viz., on the 2nd March, William Holbeche and
Bartholomew Frestlynge, Aldermen, and William Essex and
Walter Forester were elected to attend the Council.
Folio lxxx b-lxxxi b.
Custodia Joh'is fil' Will'i Boner "pater nostrer."
Thursday after the Epiphany [6 Jan.], 33 Edward III. [A.D. 1359-1360], Thomas Morice, the Common Serjeant, whose duty it is to
prosecute on behalf of orphans in the City, showed to the Mayor,
Aldermen, and the Chamberlain that a certain Geoffrey
Bonere, "paternoster," executor of William Bonere, "paternoster," had in his charge John, son of the said William,
together with his property, according to the custom of the City,
and asked that the said Geoffrey might be summoned to render
account. The said Geoffrey was accordingly summoned by
William de Greyngham. Serjeant of the Chamber, and said
that he was executor of William Bonere, who left two sons
under age, viz., John, by Isabella, his first wife, and John, by
Juliana, his surviving wife, to whom he bequeathed one-third of
his goods and chattels in equal portions. He further said that
John, son of Isabella, had received his portion and had died, and
that among the property coming to the other John were certain
tenements in the parish of St. Martin within Ludgate, which
were in need of repair, and which had since been repaired.
Thereupon the Common Serjeant demanded an account,
which the Court refused. The said Geoffrey, being offered the
guardianship of the said John, accepted it on terms, the two
being kinsfolk. Sureties, viz., Richard Bonere, "paternoster,"
and Richard Brente, haberdasher.
Afterwards, viz., on Thursday after the octave of the
Purification [2 Feb.], 34 Edward III. [A.D. 1359-60], came the
said Geoffrey before Simon Dolsely, the Mayor, the Aldermen,
and the Chamberlain, and surrendered the above guardianship,
which was transferred to Gilbert de Crosseby, of co. Warwick.
Sureties, viz., Thomas atte Crouche, "sporiere," Walter Flynt,
"dighere," Laurence Beaumond, "flecchere," and John Ressyngdene, "barbour."
Folio lxxxi b.
Commissio de operar' et artificib' etc. remanet penes Joh'm de Cantebrigge Cam'arium.
Letters patent appointing the Mayor and Sheriffs for the time
being as well as Adam Fraunceys, John de Stodeye, and Thomas
"Moricz" to be commissioners to see that the ordinances and
statutes touching labourers and servants as well as weights and
measures, passed in divers Councils and Parliaments at Westminster, are duly observed. Witness the King at Westminster,
1 Aug., 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357].
Br'e ad mittend' omnia rotulos et recordadeoperar' in Cancellar'.
Writ to the Mayor, Sheriffs, and their fellow-commissioners
for keeping the statutes of labourers, measures, &c., to return
into Chancery all records, rolls, &c., of their sessions in the
business. Witness Thomas the King's son, Warden of
England, at Westminster, 5 Nov., 33 Edward III. [A.D. 1359].
Return made by Simon Dolsely, the Mayor, John de
Chichestre and Simon de "Bedyngtone," the Sheriffs, and
their fellows to the effect that they were sending herewith the
records required in a Roll, but no sessions had been held in the
City or suburbs, owing to the arduous business of the City, from
Michaelmas, 33 Edward III., to the 4th Nov. following, as the
commission had been suspended by the King's writ.
Br'e de super. sed'.
The above writ of supersedeas dated from Wodestok, 4 Nov.,
33 Edward III.