Pena ordinata sup' tellar' et tinctor'.
Ordinances for checking the malpractices of dyers and
weavers. (fn. 1)
Processus ad exonerand' exec' test'i Joh' is fil' Joh' is de Glouc' de cs. legat' Joh' i de Boulton.
13 August, 36 Edward III. [A.D. 1362], came Stephen de
Longeneye and John de Graveneye, executors of John, son of
John de Gloucestre, late fishmonger, before John Pecche, the
Mayor, Thomas Lodelowe, John de Chychestre, John Lytle, and
James de Thame, Aldermen, and declared that the said John
had bequeathed to John de Boulton 100s., the same being under
age and unable to give an acquittance. They therefore deliver
the money into the keeping of John de Cauntebrigge, the
Chamberlain, and pray the Mayor and Aldermen to dispose of
it at their discretion. Thereupon came Cristina, wife of John
de Boulton the father, and mother of the legatee, and prayed
that the money might be committed to her, and it was granted,
the said Cristina entering into a bond for the same.
Writ to the Sheriffs for the election of four citizens to attend
a Parliament to be held at Westminster in the quinzaine of
St Michael [29 Sept.]. (fn. 2) Witness the King at Wyndesore,
14 Aug., 36 Edward III. [A.D. 1362].
Br'e pro parliamento.
Names of those elected, viz., Adam de Bury and John Little,
Aldermen, and John Hiltoft and John Tornegold, Commoners.
Folio ci b.
A general release by Nicholas Anketel, mercer, to Simon
Lydyard, late his apprentice. Dated 9 Feb., 36 Edward III.
A similar release by Ralph Benet, mercer, to the same.
Dated 24 Feb., 36 Edward III. [A.D. 1361-2].
A similar release by William Olneye to Agnes Hakeneye
and Sir Adam de Burdene, Rector of the church of St. Mary
atte Hulle, executors of Richard de Hakeneye. Dated Friday
before the Feast of the Assumption B. M. [15 Aug.], 36 Edward III. [A.D. 1362].
To the honourable and liege lords, the Mayor and Aldermen
of the City of London, pray humbly the Saddlers in the same
City that the points and ordinances under-written, ordained by
the masters of the said mistery, may be granted to them for
the common profit of the realm and the honour and preservation of their mistery.
First, that no saddle-bow (fust de selle) coming from the
saddle-bow maker (fuster) be found rotten. And that each
saddler make the saddle well strengthened (enervee) with good
leather throughout the interior, and outside with good band (oue
bon nerf) or with good canvas, under penalty beneath-written.
Also that no saddler cover or cause to be covered the bow
(le fuist) of an old saddle to sell again for a new saddle, unless
it be another's saddle (autriene sell) to repair or re-cover, under
Also that no one make the covering or seat of any saddle of
sheep-skin, and that no pannel of a saddle be made of sheepskin, white or red, called "purslether," under penalty beneathwritten.
Also that no saddle-bow be housed (houwcie) with "past," (fn. 3)
unless it be of cloth or velvet, under the penalty.
Also that no pannel be lined otherwise than with "velt" or
other material that is good and trustworthy, under the same
Also that no harness be made for new unless it be good and
sufficient and not lined with old leather, under the same penalty.
Also that no seat of a saddle be nailed with nails of "tyn,"
but only with nails of iron, under the same penalty.
Also that no stitching or skirts (nul courtre ne skirthes) be
nailed with nails of "tyn" or "peautre" unless they be well
and truly riveted with iron or latten, under the penalty beneathwritten.
Also that no saddle or harness be furnished with old cloth
for new cloth, under the penalty aforesaid.
Also that no alien or foreigner coming to the said City be
allowed to keep house or shop, but that he be first examined
by the four masters of the said mistery who are elected and
sworn, whether he be able and sufficient to work in the said
mistery or not. And if he be able and sufficient that they
cause him to come before you to see if he can be acknowledged
as good and sufficient for the common people as the franchise
of the City demands, under the same penalty.
Also if any such be found to be not able or experienced in
the said mistery, be he foreigner or alien, let him be compelled
by the four masters aforesaid to serve other masters of the said
mistery until he able and sufficient for the common weal and
also [become] free in the City, under penalty aforesaid.
Also if any master or vadlet or servant be at variance on
account of some difference between them, no other master shall
be so bold as to put or help the said vadlet to any work until
the master and vadlet be brought to a reasonable agreement by
the four masters of the said mistery, under the same penalty.
Also if any vadlet or servant of the said mistery has served
any master in the said mistery for any fixed term by covenant
between them made and no default be found in the vadlet or
servant, and the master from malice or evil disposition (maltalent)
will not pay the said vadlet or servant his wage for his service
according to the agreement between them made, or the master
wishes him to serve against his will after his agreement has
been well and lawfully fulfilled, that then the master be in
the same penalty.
Also if any vadlet or servant of the same mistery can be
found in any default towards his master, whether it be by covin
or enticement of another or by his own malice, let him be in
the same penalty.
Also if anything of the said mistery in manner before mentioned be found defective secretly or openly, which can lawfully
be found or proved by the four masters of the said mistery,
let the same thing be destroyed by the order of the Mayor and
discretion of the said masters, and let him in whose possession
such thing be found be in the same penalty.
Also that it be permitted at any hour to the aforesaid four
masters of the said mistery to search house, shop, and chamber
within the franchise of the said City, wherever any saddles or
harness appertaining thereto can be found, and lawfully examine
them whether they be good and suitable in manner aforesaid
or not. And whensoever any prove rebellious against the four,
and will not allow them to search in manner aforesaid, that then
they shall take a serjeant of the Chamber with them to any
place where such things can be found, and that he who rebels
be in the same penalty.
Also if any covin or assembly of the company be secretly
made by the vadlets and servants of the said mistery for
obtaining from their masters higher wage than they are worth
in their mistery to the damage of the people, and it can be
discovered or proved, that such be in the penalty under-written.
Also if any master, vadlet, or servant, alien or foreign, be
found and by the four masters be proved in any default aforesaid, that he pay for his first offence to the Chamber of the
City 6s. 8d.; for the second offence 13s. 4d.; for the third offence
20s.; and for the fourth that he abjure the mistery within the
City of London, according to the ordinance of you and the four
The names of those elected before the Mayor and Aldermen
for safeguarding the aforesaid articles, viz., William Lincolne,
John Pountfreit, Roger Excestre, Gerard atte Nook, saddlers.
Acquittance by Thomas Brome for 10 marks received from
Alice, widow and executrix of William Brome, his uncle.
Dated 14 Aug., 36 Edward III. [A.D. 1362].
Ordinances made temp. John Pecche, Mayor [A.D. 1361-2], (fn. 4) to
the effect that chandlers ought to sell a pound of candle for 2d.
and no more; that butchers ought not to sell tallow to strangers
to take out of the City, but sell it to chandlers of the City, viz.,
a wey of "Roughtalwh" for 18s. and a wey of "Moltetalaugh"
for 22s., and that a wey of tallow should contain 28 cloves
(clavos), weighed by the balance and not by the auncer. (fn. 5)
Folio cii b.
Writ to the Mayor and the King's Escheator to inquire on
oath as to what property Bartholomew de Stanlak, clerk, held
in the City on Monday after the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul
[29 June], 28 Edward III. [A.D. 1354], the day on which he
stood outlawed in the Husting for failing to appear in the
King's Court to answer for a contempt and trespass; also as to
the property held by William Bykebury on Monday after the
Feast of St. Barnabas [11 June], 25 Edward III. [A.D. 1351], on
which day he stood outlawed in the Husting for not appearing
to answer Guy Speke in a plea of trespass; also as to the
property held by John de Harewell, clerk, on Monday after
the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.], 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1353], on
which day he stood outlawed in the Husting for not appearing
to answer a plea of contempt and trespass; also as to the
property held by John Norice de Tetteworth on Monday after
the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 24 Edward III. [A.D. 1350-1],
on which day he stood outlawed in the Husting for not appearing to answer John de Keteryngham, clerk. Witness Thomas de
Ingelby at Westminster, 20 May, 36 Edward III. [A.D. 1362].
Inquisition accordingly held before John Pecche, Mayor and
the King's Escheator, Wednesday after the Feast of St. Petronilla [31 May], 36 Edward III. [A.D. 1362], by the oath of
Richard Chesham, John Copere, William West, Stephen
Chaundeler, Laurence Skynnere, John Herlawe, John
Mareschal, William de Dalby, John Englysshe, Roger Norhamptone, John Proude, and John Cambres, who say that the
above Bartholomew de Stanlake, William "de" Bykebury, John
de Harewelle, and John Norice had no property in the City on
the days specified.
Endorsement of the bill for cities and boroughs in Parliament,
viz.: Let those come who feel themselves aggrieved and show
specially their grievance, and right shall be done them.
Writ of Privy Seal in favour of Symon de Benyngtone, sometime one of the Sheriffs of London, to whom the King had
formerly granted divers immunities Witness the King at
Westminster, 10 Dec., 34 Edward III. [A.D. 1360].
Temp. Stephen de Cavendisshe, Mayor.
Proclamation made 8 Nov., 36 Edward III. [A.D. 1362], for
regulating the sale of wine by vintners and taverners, and for
cleansing the streets, &c.
Folio ciii b.
Commissio pro gaola de Neugate.
Letters patent appointing Henry Grene, Robert de Thorpe,
Stephen Cavendisshe, the Mayor, and John Knyvet, or any
three or two of them (the Mayor being one), to be commissioners for gaol-delivery of Neugate. Witness the King at
Westminster, 29 Oct., 36 Edward III. [A.D. 1362].
Deliberacio denar' Joh'is de Thorneye Cam'ario £viij: viijd.
22 Dec. [36 Edward III.], Thomas de Thorney, "grosser,"
delivered to the Chamberlain the sum of £8 and 8d.—being a
part of a sum due from the said Thomas to John de Gonewardby, and seized in the hands of the said Thomas by the
Mayor and Aldermen—to the use of John, son of William de
28 April, 36 Edward III. [A.D. 1362], the aforesaid [sic]
Isabella, (fn. 6) being of full age, came before John Pecche, the
Mayor, the Aldermen, and John de Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain, and acknowledged satisfaction to Thomas de "Stauntone"
for all that was due to her.
Ordinances touching foreign weavers. (fn. 7)
Acquietanc' Ade Fraunceys facta per Thom' fil' Rog'i Carpenter.
A general release by Thomas, son of Roger Carpenter,
"spicer," to Adam Fraunceys, mercer. Dated 20 Jan.,
36 Edward III. [A.D. 1362-3].
A general release by the same to Thomas de Brandone,
mercer, Sir Richard Vyncent, rector of the church of St. Benedict de Shorhog, and Adam Fraunceys, mercer. Dated
Carta Aurifabr' London' facta per d'um Regem.
Letters patent granting privileges to the Goldsmiths of
London pursuant to a petition presented by them to the Parliament held at Westminster after the Feast of the Purification
[2 Feb.] last. Dated at Westminster, 13 March, 1 Edward III.
[A.D. 1326-7]. (fn. 8)
Folio civ b.
Custodia Sarre fil' Joh' Martyn.
31 Jan., 37 Edward III. [A.D. 1362-3], the guardianship of
Sarah, daughter of John Martyn, aged five years, committed
by Stephen Cavendisshe, the Mayor, John de Stodeye and
Thomas de Lodelowe, Aldermen, and John [de] Cantebrigge,
the Chamberlain, to Peter Sterre, together with divers chattels.
Sureties, viz., Andrew Turk, fishmonger, and Matthew Broun,
Afterwards, viz., on Friday after the Feast of St. Luke
[18 Oct.], 42 Edward III. [A.D. 1368], it was testified to James
Andreu, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and John de Cauntebrigge,
the Chamberlain, that the above Sarah was dead, and the above
Peter came and asked that he, as one of the executors of John
Martyn, might dispose of her property for pious and charitable
uses according to the terms of the will of the said John His
prayer granted and his sureties discharged.
Statute made at Westminster in the quinzaine of St. Michael
[29 Sept.], 36 Edward III. [A.D. 1362]. (fn. 9)
Statute "de perdonacione facta communitati Angliæ." Dated
at Westminster, 13 Oct., 36 Edward III. [A.D. 1362]. (fn. 10)
Folio cvi b.
Custodia Will'i fil' Will'i Chyvyngtone.
5 Dec., 36 Edward III. [A.D. 1362], came William Randolf,
"mareschall," into the Chamber of the Guildhall and delivered
to John de Cauntebrugge, the Chamberlain, the sum of £10 to
be kept for the use of William, son of William Chyvyngtone,
aged six years.
Afterwards, on the same day, the Mayor, Aldermen, and
Chamberlain committed the guardianship of the said William
to Peter Richeman and Beatrix his wife, mother of the said
William, as being his next friends. Sureties, viz., Thomas
Blode and Ralph Prote.
20 Jan., 36 Edward III. [A.D. 1362-3], Geoffrey Boner,
"paternostrer," delivered to John de Cauntebrugge, the Chamberlain, the sum of £9 for the use of John Aleyn, apprentice to
John de Stokyngbury.
10 Feb., 37 Edward III. [A.D. 1362-3], the guardianship of
Emmota, daughter of Robert Foundour, aged ten years, committed by the Mayor, Aldermen, and John de Cauntebrugge,
the Chamberlain, to Adam Sprot, "batour," together with
certain chattels, &c., bequeathed to her by her father. Sureties,
viz., John Essex, William Godrigh[t], "foundour," and Thomas
Afterwards, viz., on the 2nd April, 45 Edward III. [A.D. 1371],
came the above Emmota before John Bernes, the Mayor,
William Haldene, the Recorder, and the aforesaid Chamberlain, and asked for delivery of her goods; and as she appeared
to be capable (habilis) the same were delivered to her, and
Adam Sprot and his sureties were discharged.
Proclamation made temp. Stephen Cavendisshe, Mayor, anno
37 Edward III. [A.D. 1362-3], to amend and redress the damages
and grievances which good folk of the City both rich and poor
have suffered and received for a year past owing to masons,
carpenters, plasterers, tilers (teelers), and all kind of labourers
taking exceedingly (a demesure) more than they ought, to the
following effect: (fn. 11) —
That masons, between Easter and Michaelmas, shall take for
a day's work 6d.; and from Michaelmas to Easter 5d.; and
for Saturday, if they work by the week, a whole day's pay;
and for Festivals, when they do not work, nothing.
That carpenters and plasterers shall take in the same manner.
That tilers, from Easter to Michaelmas, shall take 5½d., and
from Michaelmas to Easter 4½d.; and their men (garsouns) for
one-half of the year 3½d., and for the other half 3d.
That master-daubers, between Easter and Michaelmas, take
5d., and for the other half-year 4d., and their men as above.
That no one pay more to the aforesaid workmen under
penalty of 40s. to the Commonalty, and he who receives more
to be imprisoned forty days.
That a thousand of tiles (tieeles) be sold for 8s. at the most,
and a hundred [sacks ?] of lime (caue
(fn. 12) ) for 6s.
That a cart of sand (sabulon) and of clay (taye) from Algate
to the Conduit take 3d., and beyond the Conduit 3½d. That
carts from Crepulgate to Chepe take 3d., and beyond 3½d.
That a cart of sand or lime not coming into the City, but serving
the folk in the suburb, take 2d., and the cart should hold one
quarter well heaped up.
That carts bringing merchandise from abroad (de par de la)
take from "Wellewarf" (fn. 13) to Chepe 4d.
That a cart bringing "Buche Talwode" (fn. 14) take for the hundred
at Crepulgate 6d. and for the hundred of "fagat" 4d.
That porters take no more than anciently accustomed, under
pain of imprisonment.
That no vintner, taverner, nor other person of any kind be so
bold as to sell a gallon of "vernage " wine for more than 2s.,
of wine of "cret," wine of "la rivere," "piement," "clarre,"
and "malveisyn" for more than 16d.; nor a gallon of wine
of Gascony or Rochel, red or white, for more than 8d.
That skinners make their furs according to ancient ordinance
and the terms of their charter, under penalty of forfeiture.
That no one go to meet those bringing victuals or other
merchandise by land or by water, to buy of or bargain with
them before they come to certain places appointed for sale,
under penalty of forfeiture and imprisonment, at the discretion
of the Mayor and Aldermen.
That corn and malt (broys) coming to the City by land or
water for sale come entire to the markets, to be there sold by
the hands of those who bring the same to every one for their
sustenance and to bakers for the service of the people, and that
no hosteler claim any victuals except only for the maintenance
of his hostel, and that they pay for the same like other folk.
That valets of serjeants who undertake carriage take no
more carts and horses than be necessary, and then only from
That hostelers be good folk, &c.
That if any man or woman dwelling in a Ward be notoriously
known as of bad repute, &c.
That a pair of shoes of "cordwan" be sold for 6d., &c.
Folio cvii b.
That a pair of spurs be sold for 6d., &c.
That the shearmen (toundours) take no more than they were
That farriers take no more than they were wont, &c.
If any workman or labourer will not work or labour as is
ordained let him, &c.
That servants of the hostels of good folk take no more than
they were wont to take before the pestilence, &c.
That no cook take more for putting a capon or rabbit into
a pasty than 1d., &c.
That a quarter of "bran" be sold according to the value
of a pound of corn.
That no "cordwan" or "baseyn" be carried out of the
City, &c. (fn. 15)
That a hundred of "talwod" of "beche" and oak be sold
A hundred of short "fagot" at 4s.
A hundred of "buche" from Kent of a length of 8 ft, the
best at 8s.
A quarter of charcoal at 12d.
That a tailor take for making a robe for a man 18d., for a
coat and hood 12d., and for making a long robe for a woman
That a gallon of the best ale be sold for 2d. at the most, and
another gallon at 1½d. and another at 1d., and this by sealed
measure......[and any one selling to the contrary shall for the
first time pay 40d., for the second half a mark, and the third
time 10s.; to wit brewsters and female retailers 2s. (fn. 16) ].
[Here follows the price at which various kinds of fowl, game,
beef, mutton, &c., are to be sold. (fn. 17) ]
That no one wander in the City and suburbs after curfew
rung at our Lady of the Arches (nostre dame des Arches) unless
he be of good character, and his servants for good cause and
with a light, under pain of imprisonment.
That no Fleming, Brabanter, or "Selander" carry arms or
a knife, small or large, with a point, secretly or openly, under
penalty of forfeiture.
That no victualler conceal victuals or keep them until they
are bad, &c. (fn. 18)
Soluciones facte diversis domit' Rehgiosorum per Adam Fraunceys.
Grant by Adam Fraunceys of divers sums of money to certain
religious houses on condition they maintain chantries for the
soul of John de Oxon', the money being the residue of a sum
of £100 bequeathed by the said John for the purpose; and the
said Adam being unable to dispose of it in any other way,
owing to an order passed by the Prelates and Clergy of England to the effect that no Chaplain shall take more than 5 marks
a year for celebrating Mass for the good of souls, and a statute
passed in the Parliament held at Westminster in the quinzame
of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 36 Edward III. [A.D. 1362], (fn. 19) forbidding
any one giving more to such Chaplains. (fn. 20)
Folio cviii b.
Lease by Thomas Dolsely to Robert de Couen, skinner, of a
house called "þe lyoun atte Dore" in Watlyngstret, in the
parish of All Hallows de Bredstrete, with shops, &c., adjoining,
occupied by Walter de Elmbrigge, "taillour," William de
Thyndone, "pouchemakere," and John le Yonge, "glovere."
To hold the same for a term of sixty years, at an annual rent
of 100s. Witnesses, John Glendale, Walter Bachiler, William
Boyville, and others [not named]. Dated the eve of the Nativity
[25 Dec.], 36 Edward III. [A.D. 1362].
Be it remembered that on the 8th April, 37 Edward III.
[A.D. 1363], Brother Raphael de Luca, of the Order of Hermits
of St. Augustine, came and delivered to John de Cauntebrigge,
the Chamberlain, two writings and two indentures under seal,
one being under the seal of the Master and Brethren of the Hospital of St. Thomas de Suthwerk, to the use of John "Falcoun,"
son of Janin Falk de Luca, for safe custody until, &c.
Allocacio libertatis Abb'is Westmonast' per br'e Regis.
16 Feb., 37 Edward III. [A.D. 1362-3], complaint made to the
Mayor, Aldermen, and Sheriffs of the City by John de Somertone,
a monk, Chamberlain of the church of St. Peter, Westminster,
on behalf of the Abbot and convent of the same, that John de
Coggeshale and Thomas de Croydon, Wardens of the work of
St. Margaret the Virgin in Bruggestrete, had distrained the said
Abbot by his rent in the Ward of Bridge for the payment of a
certain sum of money to the work of the church of St. Margaret
aforesaid; whereas the said Abbot and monks of the church of
St. Peter, Westminster, claimed to be exempt from all such
customs, demands, &c., by charters of the King and his ancestors,
and proffered the King's writ to that effect, dated at Westminster, 12 Feb., 37 Edward III. [A.D. 1362-3].
A day given for all parties to appear at the Husting, when
the above John de Coggeshale and Thomas de Croydone failed
to appear, and the charter of liberties of the Abbot and convent
having been read, it was adjudged that the distress should be
given up, and that the said Abbot and convent should in this
matter be no way molested.
Folio cix b.
Processus de pueris Rob'i Westmelne orphanis et ille processus facit mencionem de Priorissa de Haliwell et de aliis puer' ejusdem Rob'i etc.
10 March, 37 Edward III. [A.D. 1362-3], John Madefrey, pepperer, executor of Robert Westmelne, tailor, appeared on
summons in the Chamber of the Guildhall, before Stephen
Cavendysshe, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and John Cantebrigge,
the Chamberlain, to answer for money bequeathed by the said
Robert to Thomas, Richard, and Robert, sons of the aforesaid
Robert, being under age, and to Margaret, daughter of the
same, being of full age and married to John Mangel, mercer,
and to Isabella, another daughter under age, being a nun of the
House of St. John the Baptist de Haliwell.
On the day appointed the said John Madfrey appeared and
rendered account, declaring (inter alia) that he had paid to
Dame Elena, the Prioress of the said House of Haliwell, the
sum of £46 13s. 4d.—whereof £40 were bequeathed to the
above Isabella, daughter of the said Robert Westmelne, and
10 marks formed the residue of money accrued to her on the
death of Robert her brother—on condition that if at the age of
fourteen the said Isabella desired to leave the House the money
should be returned less reasonable expenses, and if she died in
the meanwhile one-half was to be returned and expended for
the good of her father's soul, and the other half to be paid into
the Chamber for distribution among the other children of the
On the 22nd March, 37 Edward III. [A.D. 1362-3], the Prioress
aforesaid appeared on summons and acknowledged the above
statement to be true, and bound herself and her House to carry
out the terms. At the same time John Madefrey asked for a
further day to enable him to collect the money due to the
orphans, which was granted. On the day appointed the said
John came and rendered account, and afterwards gave bond
for money due to Thomas, son of the said Robert Westmelne,
his sureties being John Reyner, cornmonger, and John Bryan,
Custod' Ric'i fil' Rob'i Westmelne tradita Joh'i Mangel.
27 April, 37 Edward III. [A.D. 1363], the guardianship of
Richard, son of Robert Westmelne, aged nine years, committed
by Stephen Cavendisshe, the Mayor, Thomas Lodelowe, the
Recorder, and John [de] Cantebrige, the Chamberlain, to John
Mangel, mercer. Sureties, viz., John Wantilburgh, "pouchemakere," and John Gravesende, draper.
Afterwards, viz., on Saturday after the Feast of St. Andrew
[30 Nov.], 49 Edward III. [A.D. 1375], the above Richard, son
of Robert "Westmulle," being of full age, came into court
before John Warde, Mayor, William Haldene, the Recorder,
and William Eynesham, the Chamberlain, and acknowledged
satisfaction for money due to him, and the above John Mangel
and his sureties were discharged.
Folio cx b.
Exon' acio Joh' is Madefrey de l libris.
1 May, 37 Edward III. [A.D. 1363], came John Madefrey,
pepperer, executor of Robert "de" Westmelne, before Stephen
Cavendysshe, Mayor, Thomas Lodelowe, Alderman and Recorder, and John de Cantebrigge, the Chamberlain, and was
discharged of a bond in £50 in favour of Thomas, son of the
above Robert, because John Brian, fishmonger, has the guardianship of the said Robert (Thomas ?) until he come of age, by grant
of the said Mayor, Recorder, and Chamberlain; and therefore
the said John Madefrey and his sureties, viz., John Reyner and
John Bryan, are discharged.
Custodia Thome fil' Rob' ti de Westmelne cum quinquaginta libr' tra lita Joh'i Bryan piscenar'.
1 May, 37 Edward III. [A.D. 1363], the guardianship of
Thomas, son of Robert de Westmelne, aged six years, committed to John Bryan, fishmonger. Sureties, viz., John Reyner,
cornmonger, and Walter Parker, cornmonger.
Afterwards, viz., on the 18th Feb., 3 Richard II. [A.D. 1379-1380], came the above Thomas, being of full age, and acknowledged satisfaction for money due to him, and the above John
Bryan was discharged.
A power of attorney granted by Henry Chadesdene to Henry
Anger, "esquier," of the county of Kent, John de Perewyche,
tailor, and John de Bradeleye, tailor, to receive a sum of money
due to him from William de St. Albon, chandler, John Burgeys,
John Bonmarche, and William de Draycote, drapers. Dated
Friday the Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May], 37 Edward III.