Folio cclxxi - cclxxx.
Indentura int' Maiorem et co'itatem et Will'm Trippelowe Furbour et Alic' ux' emejus.
Nil sol' pro ingressu quia lang' co'itatem.
Grant by John Bernes, the Mayor, the Aldermen and Commonalty to William Trippelowe, "furbour," and Alice his wife, of
a certain house extending from the high street of Neugate to
"Hondesdiche," and situate near the tenement of John "de"
Weymouthe, "smythe"; to hold the same for their respective lives, at an annual rent of 10s. Dated 26 April, 45 Edward III. [A.D. 1371].
Particulars of plate bought as a present to the Prince of
Wales on his return from Gascony, and delivered to Sir Peter
Lacy on the Prince's behalf on the 16th Dec., 45 Edward III.
[A.D. 1371]. (fn. 1)
Articuli de mistero Haberdassheres.
Friday after the Feast of St. Barnabas [11 June], 45 Edward III.
[A.D. 1371], certain articles of the mistery of Haberdassheres
presented before the Mayor and Aldermen and approved. (fn. 2)
Mag'ri jur' de mistero pre dicto.
The following Saturday, Thomas Botulston, Richard Spenser,
John Polstede, and Richard Marchal elected and sworn to
govern the said mistery and present defects, &c.
Folio cclxxii b.
Mollere Judicium collistrig'.
Saturday after the Feast of H. Trinity [1 June], 45 Edward III. [A.D. 1371], Nicholas Mollere, servant of John
Toppesfeld, "smythe," condemned to the pillory and to have a
whetstone hung from his neck for spreading false reports touching merchant strangers being allowed to trade as freely as
freemen, &c. (fn. 3)
Peticio exhibita cont
plumbar' pro quadam vacua placea.
A complaint made to the Mayor, Recorder, and Aldermen,
by John Walkot, Richard Scut, Thomas Clenche, and others
of Candelwykstrete and of St. Clement's Lane in Estchepe, of
noxious fumes arising from certain plumbers carrying on
smelting operations in a place called "Wodhawe," in the
parish of St. Clement, and proceeding thereon. (fn. 4)
Hugh atte Chirche and Thomas Noket, drapers; Richard
Halsted and John Gyle, weavers; and William Stoket and
William Doder, fullers, sworn to examine defects of cloth and
present them, &c.
Folio cclxxiii b-cclxxiv.
Commissio ad levand' de singulis parochiis cxvjs de quodam subsidio v
li [sic] in parliamento d'no R' concesso.
Commission under the Great Seal appointing the Mayor,
Sheriffs, and Aldermen to raise the sum of £638 (being a
portion of the sum of £50,000 recently granted by Parliament to
the King) by assessment of the various parishes of the City,
inasmuch as it had been ascertained that the sum of 22s. 3d.,
formerly appointed to be raised from every parish in the realm
(except in the county of Chester), was not sufficient for the
purpose, and the sum had been increased to 116s. Six or four
of the wealthier inhabitants of each parish are to be summoned
to give evidence on oath before them as to the amount of
property held by each parishioner. Dated at Wynchestre,
8 June, 45 Edward III. [A.D. 1371]. (fn. 5)
The number of parishes, 110.
Folio cclxxiv b.
Commissio ad supervidend' assessionem et levacionem denar' predictor' etc.
Commission under the Great Seal to Adam Fraunceys, John
Piel, Bartholomew Frestelynge, and John Philipot to superintend
the raising of the City's portion of the subsidy of £50,000 granted
by Parliament to the King. Dated at Wyncestre, 12 June,
45 Edward III. [A.D. 1371].
Assessio facta super Wardas pro predictis denar' levand'.
The number of City parishes, 110.
Be it remembered that, for the quicker levying of the above
money, assessment was made on the Wards, with the assent of
Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty, viz.:—
Walbroke, £34; Douuegate, £30 12s.; Cornehulle, £13 12s.;
Bradstrete, £22 19s.; Langebourne, £17 17s.; Candelwikstrete,
£13 12s.; Bridge, £42 10s.; Billyngesgate, £27 4s.; Portsokene,
£7 13s.; Lymstrete, 34s.; Algate, £5 2s.; Tower, £39 2s.;
Bisshopesgate, £18 14s.; Chepe, £62 16s.; Cordwanerstrete,
£62 16s.; Vintry, £30 12s.; Farndone Within, £45 18s.; Farndone Without, £29 15s.; Bredstret, £31 9s.; Crepulgate Within,
£34; Crepulgate Without, £8 10s.; Aldrisgate, £5 19s.; Queenhithe, £17; Castelbaynard, £10 4s.; Colmanstrete, £16 3s.;
Bassyngeshawe, £5 19s.
Total £635 12s., and there is wanting 48s.
Folio cclxxv b.
The account of Robert Wynchestre, carpenter, rendered
before John Boseham and Elias de Thorpe, Aldermen, and
William Eynesham, appointed auditors by Nicholas Brembre,
the Mayor, on the 22nd April, 51 Edward III. [A.D. 1377],
touching his guardianship of Edmund, son of Robert Jober, (fn. 6)
for which he received his discharge.
Folio cclxxvi b.
Br'e quod moneta Scocie non habeat cursum in regno Angl' post festum Sancti Mich'is prox' futur' etc.
The Statute of Westminster, 45 Edward III. [A.D. 1371]. (fn. 7)
Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation against paying or
receiving money from the Mint of Scotland or from foreign
parts, or any money other than that from the King's Mint, as
currency after Michaelmas next. Witness the King at Wynchestre, 18 June, 45 Edward III. [A.D. 1371]. (fn. 8)
Proclamacio de prisis victualium et emptor' eor'dem.
Writ to the Sheriffs that they enforce the observance of the
Statute (fn. 9) ordaining (1) that the right of purveyance be exercised
on behalf of the King and Queen, (2) that the hateful name of
purveyor be changed to that of buyer, and (3) that payments
be made in ready money, &c. Dated at Westminster, 7 July,
45 Edward III. [A.D. 1371].
Br'e pro Thom' atte Crouche sporiere quod non ponatur in assisis aut jur' etc.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs forbidding them to put
Thomas atte Crouche, "sporiere," upon assizes, juries, &c.,
should he be proved to be over seventy years of age. Witness
the King at Westminster, 12 July, 45 Edward III. [A.D. 1371].
Folio cclxxvii b.
de vendic'oe reddit pu'os Galfi Bonere conting'.
Memorandum of sale by the executors of Geoffrey Bonere,
"paternostermakere," of the dower of Cristina, late wife of John
Bonere, in a tenement called "le Horsheved" within Ludgate, (fn. 10)
owned by Peter Marchant, and other rents of the same, and
of payment of the proceeds to John Fysshe, "skynnere,"
and Isabella his wife, daughter of the said Geoffrey. (fn. 11) [No
Custodia Ric'i fil' Joh'is Briklesworth.
2 Aug., 45 Edward III. [A.D. 1371], the guardianship of
Richard, son of John Briklesworth, (fn. 12) aged thirteen, committed by
John Bernes, the Mayor, and John Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain, to William de Stodeye, "vyneter," together with money and
household goods delivered by the executors of the said John
Briklesworth to the said Chamberlain. Sureties, viz., Nicholas
Brembre, "wolmongere," Robert de la More, "vynter," John
Birlyngham, mercer, and Thomas Gysors, "vyneter."
Custodia Joh'is fil' Steph'i Bradele.
23 Aug., 45 Edward III. [A.D. 1371], the guardianship of John,
son of Stephen Bradele, (fn. 13) late leather merchant, aged six years,
committed by the same to Isabella, late wife of the said Stephen,
together with a sum of £60 and a tenement called "le Cage,"
in the parish of St. Michael de Bassyeshawe. Sureties, viz.,
William Horstone, "draper," William Craft, and Roger Crane,
Folio cclxxviii b.
Br'e pro Flandrens' bannitis ad t'm vite etc.
Writ of Privy Seal to the Mayor and Sheriffs for the arrest
of Flemings banished for their lives from Flanders, according
to their discretion, by way of retaliation for the treatment of
English merchants in Flanders. Dated at Marleberghe,
22 Aug., 45 Edward III. [A.D. 1371].
Scriptum Nich'i Loveyne per Nich'm Brembre.
Deed whereby Nicholas Brembre covenants with Nicholas
de Loveyne not to suffer any charge to be made on the manor
of Notfeld and certain rents in Merstham, lately held by him
jointly with John Stodeye, Robert de la More, and Thomas
Albon, and conveyed to Sir William Cobbeham, Knt., William
Harewelle, clerk, William Tarent, clerk, and Roger Asshebournham. Dated 12 Sept., 45 Edward III. [A.D. 1371]. (fn. 14)
Folio cclxxix b.
A similar deed by John "de" Stodeye touching the same
property. Same date.
Sunday the Feast of St. Matthew [21 Sept.], 45 Edward III.
[A.D. 1371], Robert Hatfeld and Adam Stable elected Sheriffs
of London and Middlesex for the year ensuing, in the presence
of John Bernes, the Mayor, William Haldene, the Recorder,
Adam Fraunceys, James Andreu, John Stodeye, Simon de
Mordone, William Welde, John Litle, Bartholomew Frestlynge,
John Mitford, John Warde, John Piel, and William Walworth,
Aldermen, the said William Walworth and Robert de "Caytone," the Sheriffs, and an immense Commonalty assembled at
the Guildhall. The said Robert Hatfeld was elected by the
Custodia pueror' Will i West.
27 Sept., 45 Edward III. [A.D. 1371], the guardianship of
William and John, sons of William West, late merchant, and
of Johanna and Isabella, daughters of the same, committed by
John de Bernes, the Mayor, and John de Cauntebrige, the
Chamberlain, to Hugh Boys and Isabella his wife, mother of
the said children. Sureties, viz., Walter Waldene, spicer,
Hugh Sprot, "chesmongere," and Richard Sprot, spicer.
Folio cclxxx b.
Saturday before the Feast of St. Dionisius [9 Oct.], 45 Edward III. [A.D. 1371], William atte Lathe, Thomas de
Wyndesore, Robert Hak, and Walter atte Forthe elected
Masters of the mistery of Tapicers and sworn to survey and
rule the said mistery, &c.
Memorandum bonor' permagr'm Joh'm de Cantebr' clericum lib'ator' Thome de Hoo chivaler.
Be it remembered that on the 7th Oct., 45 Edward III.
[A.D. 1371], Master John de Cauntebrigge, clerk, delivered to
Thomas de Hoo, Knt., by the hands of Robert de Hoo, son of
the said Thomas, four cups with covercles of silver, three
pieces of silver plain, and a plate of silver for spices (pro
Monday the Feast of the Translation of St. Edward the King
[13 Oct.], 45 Edward III. [A.D. 1371], John Bernes elected
Mayor for the year ensuing with the assent of the Aldermen
Exon'acio Joh'is Bullok et Ric'i de Dancastre de custodia Joh'is fil' Joh'is Darke.
Monday after the Feast of St. Matthew [21 Sept.], 45 Edward III. [A.D. 1371], came John Bullok and Richard Dancastre,
sureties for Richard de Chesham, shearman, and Agnes his
wife, touching the guardianship of John, son of John Darke,
shearman, and of his property of £40, as appears supra,
fo. xcvii, and said the said Richard de Chesham had died,
and that neither the said Richard nor Agnes his wife had
goods and chattels to the value of £40; but that a certain
Gregory Willys owed the said Richard a sum of £38 10s.,
which they asked permission to attach to the use of the
said orphan, and it was so attached by John Chamberleyn,
Afterwards, viz., on Thursday after the Feast of St. Luke
[18 Oct.], 45 Edward III. [A.D. 1371], the aforesaid Gregory
came and said that he owed the said Richard only £30,
and thereon found sureties for payment of the same, viz.,
Henry Wille, draper, and William Litylworth, "taillour."
Therefore the said John Bullok and Richard Dancastre are