Folio cccxi - cccxx.
Custodia Marg'ie filie Joh'is de Neketone.
6 Dec., 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373], the guardianship of Margery, daughter of John de Neketone, aged fourteen years,
committed by Adam de Bury, the Mayor, and John de Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain, to John Horn, fishmonger, together
with the sum of £40. Sureties, viz., John Lytle and John Rous,
Exon'acio dicte custodie.
Afterwards, viz., on the 27th Jan., 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377-8],
came Alexander Bedyk, who, with the assent of Nicholas
Brembre, the Mayor, had married the above Margery, and
asked that his wife's property might be delivered up. Thereupon the above John Horn rendered account before the said
Mayor and William Eynesham, the Chamberlain, and delivered
up the amount due, and he and his sureties were quit.
Custodia Joh'is fil' Joh'is atte Halle.
23 Dec., 48 Edward III. [A.D. 1374], the guardianship of John,
son of John atte Halle, "tannere," aged ten years, committed
by Adam de Bury, the Mayor, and John de Cauntebrigge, the
Chamberlain, to John atte Hale, "whitawyere." Sureties,
viz., William atte Brome, "tannere," and John Northawe,
Folio cccxi b.
Letters patent permitting John Pecche, or his deputies, to
buy and sell sweet wines by retail for a term of five years,
notwithstanding an ordinance recently made in Parliament to
the effect that no merchant, stranger or otherwise, should sell
such wines by retail within the realm. Witness the King at
Westminster, 30 Nov., 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373]. (fn. 1)
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to make proclamation of
certain ordinances made in the Parliament summoned to meet
at Westminster on the morrow of St. Edmund [20 Nov.], (fn. 2) viz.:
(1) an ordinance prescribing the length and breadth of cloth of
ray and cloth of colour, and (2) an ordinance fixing the value
of the Scottish groat at 3 pence. (fn. 3) Witness the King at Westminster, 26 Nov., 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373].
Proclamation made accordingly on Saturday the eve of
Folio cccxii b.
Writ of Privy Seal bidding Adam de Bury, the Mayor, to
put a reasonable price at which sweet wines should be sold
and to make proclamation of the same. Dated at Westminster,
13 Dec., 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373].
The price of wine fixed by the Mayor and proclaimed
Saturday the eve of Christmas, viz., "Vernage" at 2s. a gallon;
"Ryvere," "Mawvesie," and "Romeneye," at 16d.; "Candye,"
"Trubidiane," "Mountrosse," Greek, "Creet," "Province,"
and "Clarre," at 12d.
Writ of Privy Seal to the Mayor and Sheriffs bidding them
arrest any deserters from the force in Aquitaine under the Duke
of Lancaster they may find in the City. Dated at the King's
manor of Wodestock, 8 Jan., 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373-4].
William Fisshe, "portour," elected by good men of the
mistery of "Stokfisshmongers" to be meter of eels (mensurator
ceparum) brought to the City for sale, and he was sworn at the
Husting for Pleas of Land held on Monday after the Feast of
St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373-4], to faithfully
discharge the office and to measure eels with a certain bushel
set aside for the purpose as of old. Thereupon the said bushel
was delivered to him with the assent of the Mayor and Aldermen
and good men aforesaid.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs and collectors of petty
custom (parva custuma
(fn. 4) ) in the port of London to render every
assistance to Richard Lyons, who had been appointed to collect,
by himself or his deputies, the said custom for one year from
Christmas last. Witness the King at Westminster, 6 Jan.,
47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373-4].
Folio cccxiii b.
Commissio pro xv
Letters patent appointing John Stodeye, Simon de Mordone,
John Little, John Metford, William Neuport, and William
Wodhous to be collectors of the fifteenth and tenth granted
respectively by the Commons and burgesses of the realm in
the Parliament which met at Westminster on the morrow of
St. Edmund the King [20 Nov.] for the year next ensuing; (fn. 5)
one moiety to be ready by the Feast of the Purification B. M.
[2 Feb.], and the other by the Feast of Pentecost [21 May]
Witness the King at Westminster, 6 Dec., 47 Edward III.
Delibe acio denar'.
Be it remembered that on 4 Feb., 48 Edward III. [A.D. 1373-
1374], John de Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain, received from
Henry de Padyngtone by the hand of Thomas "Beuchampe,"
Knt, the sum of £18, the value of certain horses belonging to
William de Harewedone, appraised at the suit of the sureties
of the said William; the said money to be kept in trust for
Johanna, daughter of Walter de Harwedone, touching whose
guardianship vide supra, fo. ccxi. Afterwards a further sum
of 13 marks was paid to the Chamberlain by Henry Godchepe,
so that he has 40 marks in all in trust for the said Johanna.
Afterwards, viz., on the 6th October, 50 Edward III. [A.D.
1376], came Thomas Essex, goldsmith, who had married the
above Johanna, and demanded her property, and it was delivered
up by William Eynesham, who had succeeded John de Cauntebrigge as Chamberlain.
Br'e de attorn' recipiend'.
Writ to William Haldene to accept the attorneys to be
named by John Wale and Herman Langhe, merchants of
Almaine, in a suit against Thomas Gysors for the recovery of a
debt, and to make a return of the names of such attorneys
when given. Witness the King at Westminster, 8 Feb.,
48 Edward III. [A.D. 1373-4].
Return made to the effect that the above John Wale and
Herman Langhe had appointed John Pytte and John Brettone
to be their attorneys in the suit.
Writ of Privy Seal to the Mayor and Sheriffs bidding them
render every assistance to John Pecche in the exercise of his
monopoly of sweet wines recently granted to him for five years. (fn. 6)
Dated at Westminster, 11 Dec., 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373].
Folio cccxiv b.
Custodia Joh'is fil' Henr' Bretford.
Memorandum of proceedings touching the guardianship of
John, son of Henry Bretford, as recorded supra, fo. ccci [b].
Afterwards, viz., on the 10th Feb., 48 Edward III.
[A.D. 1373-4], came the Chamberlain, the aforesaid John, John
Pountfreyt, his former guardian, and Thomas atte Halle, to
whom he had been apprenticed, before Adam de Bury, the
Mayor, John Stodeye, James Andrew, John Torngold, William
Walworth, Adam Stable, and Nicholas Brembre, Aldermen;
and the said John Pountfreyt, having rendered an account of
his guardianship, was adjudged to be quit. Thereupon the
Chamberlain claimed an allowance for the maintenance (pro
tabula) of the orphan for the twenty-seven weeks the said
orphan was in his custody, and other sums owed by the said
orphan to Thomas Estwyk, John Lever, &c. His claim allowed.
Thereupon it was agreed by the Mayor and Aldermen that the
said orphan should remain as an apprentice with the said
Thomas atte Halle, and that his property should be committed
to the said John Pountfreyt until he attained his majority.
Sureties for the said John Pountfreyt, viz., Robert de Pountfreyt,
"cornmongere," and Godfrey Marchal de Greschirche.
Exon'acio custod' predicte.
Afterwards, viz., on the 2nd Sept., 2 Richard II. [A.D. 1378],
the above John, son of Henry Bretford, came before Nicholas
Brembre, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, and being of full age
demanded his property, which was delivered to him after
account rendered by John Pountfreyt before John Hoo and
William Knightcote, Aldermen, and William Eynesham and
William Culham as auditors.
Monday after the Feast of St. Valentine [14 Feb.], 48 Edward III. [A.D. 1373-4], a piece of false tapestry condemned to
be burnt. (fn. 7)
Folio cccxv b.
Exoner acio custodie Isabelle fil' Ric'i de Poulesholte.
Thursday before the Feast of St. Nicholas [6 Dec.],
47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373], came William "de" Cotgrave,
"taylour," and Isabella his wife, daughter of Richard de
Poulesholt, and claimed the property of the said Isabella,
amounting to the sum of £61 17s., from her former guardian,
Gilbert de Notyngham, "taylour." An account rendered by
the said Gilbert before Adam Fraunceys, John Bernes, Adam
Carlel, spicer, and John Organ, mercer, in the presence of John
Lytle and Adam Stable, Aldermen. The said William Cotgrave committed to prison, quousque, etc., and adjudged to
forfeit the sum of £21 17s. for having married the said Isabella
without permission of the Mayor and Aldermen, but is forthwith
mainprised by Nicholas atte Walle and John Hamertone.
Afterwards [date omitted] the property of the said Isabella is
delivered to her husband, less the above sum of £21 17s.
Eleccio Alder'i Warde ae Bradstrete.
12 April, 48 Edward III. [A.D. 1374], Richard Lyons elected
Alderman of the Ward of Bradstrete, loco Walter Forster,
deceased, and sworn before the Mayor and Aldermen.
Writ to the Mayor, Recorder, and Aldermen, bidding them
stay proceedings taken against Robert de Hales, Prior of the
Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, and John Almayn, one of his
brethren, for preventing the carrying of victuals, &c., through
"Templegate" to "Tempelbrygge" by the riverside, and to
appear before the King's Council at Westminster one month
after Easter [2 April]. Witness the King at Westminster,
10 March, 48 Edward III. [A.D. 1373-4]. (fn. 8)
Folio cccxvi b.
de quad' archia sub le Briggehous rep'anda ex
Presentment on oath of twelve good men [not named] of the
Ward of Bisshopesgate in a Wardmote held before John Lytle,
Alderman of the Ward, on Sunday after the Feast of
St. Nicholas [6 Dec.], 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373], to the effect
that after great rains the waters from the fields of the Bishop
of London in Berwardeslane and the street outside Bisshopesgate ought by right to have their course through an arch (per
archiam) under a certain tenement (fn. 9) belonging to Nicholas de
Altone (which tenement was then held by Thomas de Leuesham,
"skynnere," opposite Berwardeslane), down to the Moor (fn. 10) of
London; that the water-course aforesaid was then obstructed,
and that in consequence in winter time every year water
overflowed a foot and more in depth, and rose in the church of
the Hospital of St. Mary, causing thereby great damage.
Thereupon the said Thomas was summoned to show cause why
he should not clear the water-course. (fn. 11)
Afterwards an order was made for the said Thomas to
remove the obstruction within forty days, which he failed to do.
Thereupon he was distrained upon to appear, when he acknowledged that it behoved him and all tenants of the aforesaid
tenement called "le Briggehous" to keep the said arch clear
and in good repair, and asked for time to execute the work,
Eleccio Aldr'i de Bassyeshawe.
Wednesday before the Feast of Translation of St. Thomas
the Martyr [7 July], 48 Edward III. [A.D. 1374], John Fyfhide
elected Alderman of the Ward of Bassyeshawe loco James
(Andrew (fn. 12) ), late Alderman.
Eleccio Alder'i de Candelwykstrete.
Thursday the eve of the above Feast, Robert Hatfeld elected
Alderman of the Ward of Candelwykstrete loco Simon de
Compot' Rob'ti de Brynkeleye.
13 July, 48 Edward III. [A.D. 1374], account rendered by
Robert de Brynkeleye, mercer, before Bartholomew Frestlynge,
Alderman, John Bernes and John Hadle, Commoners, as
auditors, of divers sums of money entrusted to him on behalt
of Thomas, son of Hugh atte Boure, his ward, (fn. 13) as appears
supra, fos. xcv and cxxx.
Exon'acio pre dicti Rob'ti et manucaptor' suor'.
Afterwards, viz., on Wednesday the eve of St. Margaret
[20 July], 48 Edward III. [A.D. 1374], came the above Thomas,
son of Hugh, before Adam de Bury, the Mayor, William
Haldene, the Recorder, John Lytle, Bartholomew Frestlynge;
William Walworth, John Tornegold, Adam Stable, John Aubrey,
and John Fyfhide, Aldermen, and John de Cantebrigge, the
Chamberlain, and claimed his property, as being of full age, and
the said Robert delivered it up, and he and his sureties are quit.
Folio cccxvii b.
Custodia Alicie filie Nich'i Barbour.
28 July, 48 Edward III. [A.D. 1374], the guardianship of
Alice, daughter of Nicholas Barbour, aged seven years, committed by Adam de Bury, the Mayor, and John de Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain, to Laurence de Westone, "barbour,"
and Margaret his wife, mother of the said Alice, together with
the sum of 40 marks belonging to the said Alice which Gilbert
Prynce, "peyntour," formerly had in his keeping, but had given
up, as appears supra, fo. ccxliv. Sureties, viz., Adam Stable,
Alderman, and John Ferant, mercer.
Afterwards, viz., on the 6th Aug., 49 Edward III. [A.D. 1375],
the above Alice being dead, came the aforesaid Adam Stable,
and delivered the said sum of 40 marks to William Eynesham,
the Chamberlain, who on the 8th Aug. paid it over to Gilbert
Prynce, executor of the said Nicholas Barbour; and the said
Laurence and his sureties are quit.
Dimissio More et cursus aque de Walebrole.
Indenture of grant by Adam de Bury, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and John de Cantebrigge, the Chamberlain, to Thomas
atte Ram, "brewere," of the Moor (fn. 14) and the keeping of the
water-course of Wallebroke for a term of seven years, quit of
any rent, but on condition that he well and honestly safeguard
the Moor and keep the said water-course clean. Dated in the
Chamber of the Guildhall, Thursday the morrow of St. James
[25 July], 48 Edward III. [A.D. 1374].
Writ to the Mayor, Recorder, and Aldermen reciting that
the Prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England
had represented to Parliament that Hugh le Despenser the
younger had obtained possession of the Prior's Manor of the
New Temple, which had become forfeited to the King at
the fall of the said Hugh; that the said Hugh had occupied
cloisters and other places within the said manor, contrary to
the liberty and canons of the Church; that the King had
restored these premises to the Temple Church and had caused
them to be surrendered to the said Prior and his brethren,
and had afterwards sold the residue of the said manor to the
said Prior, to hold the same, in conjunction with the cloister
and other sacred places, at a rent reserved, as in certain letters
patent more fully is contained. And whereas the King now
understood that Thomas Duke, a tenant of a certain house in
the parish of St. Dunstan, near "Templebarre," let to him for
a term of years by John Rothynge, "vineter," claimed to enjoy
a right of way for transport of victuals, fuel, &c., from Fletestrete to the bridge called "Templebrigge" on the riverside,
and had suffered damage by being prevented from enjoying
the right by Robert Hales, Prior of the said Hospital, and John
Almayn, one of his brethren, and that the Mayor, &c., had
thereupon summoned the said Prior to appear to answer the
charge and in default had imposed a fine, the said Mayor, &c.,
are commanded to suspend all further proceedings as likely
to be prejudicial to the rights of the Crown. Witness the King
at Westminster, 6 June, 48 Edward III. [A.D. 1374]. (fn. 15)
Folio cccxviii b.
Compot' de custodia Marione fil' Simon' Courtrey..
Friday after the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.],
48 Edward III. [A.D. 1374], account rendered by Simon Levelyf,
"brewere," before Robert Hattefeld, Alderman, John Bures
and John Hadele, as auditors, of the money received with
Marion, daughter of Simon Courtrey, of whom he had been
appointed guardian by John Wrothe, the Mayor, and John de
Cantebregge, the Chamberlain, as appears supra, fo. xcii [b].
Divers sums of money afterwards paid to John Wodegate,
"upholder," and the above Margaret (fn. 16) [sic] his wife in satisfaction
of her property.
Recital of certain terms of the will of Richard Russell,
"paternosterer," proved and enrolled in the Husting on Monday
before the Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May], 48 Edward III.
[A.D. 1374]. (fn. 17) The executors of the said will, viz., Thomas de
Bermengham and Thomas Noreys, summoned to appear before
the Mayor and Aldermen on Wednesday the eve of St. Laurence
[10 Aug.], the same year, and to give surety for their guardianship of Richard and Lucy, children of the testator, who in the
meanwhile were to remain in charge of Adam de Bury, the
Folio cccxix b.
On the day appointed the executors appeared and refused
the guardianship of the said children, and would not find
surety according to the custom, and afterwards they surrendered the property of the said children to the Mayor and
were declared quit.
Custodia Ric'i fil' Ric'i Russell Paternos terer.
Afterwards, viz., on Saturday before the Feast of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.], the same year, the guardianship of Richard,
son of the above Richard Russell, aged seventeen years, was
committed by Adam de Bury, the Mayor, and John de Cantebrigge, the Chamberlain, to John Leycestre, the King's Changer
in the Tower. Sureties, viz., John Walcote, draper, and Blase
de Bury, skinner. (fn. 18)
Particulars of the property of the said ward.
Thursday the Feast of St. Matthew [21 Sept.], 48 Edward III.
[A.D. 1374], Richard Lyouns and William Wodhous elected
Sheriffs, viz., Richard Lyouns by the Mayor and William
Wodhous by the Commonalty.
Afterwards, viz., on Thursday the eve of St. Michael, the
said Sheriffs were sworn to stand in the said office (ad stand'
in oficio predicto).
Friday the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 48 Edward III.
[A.D. 1374], William Eynesham elected Chamberlain of the
Guildhall, loco John de Cauntebrigge, by the Mayor, Aldermen,
and Commonalty, and he was sworn before Adam de Bury,
the Mayor, Adam Fraunceys, William Haldene, John Chichestre,
John Tornegold, William Walworth, John de Mitford, John
Warde, Robert Hatfeld, Richard Lyouns, John Philippot, John
Aubrey, John Fyfhyde [Aldermen], and many commoners.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to make proclamation
against molesting Portuguese merchants. Witness the King at
Westminster, 14 Sept., 48 Edward III. [A.D. 1374]. (fn. 19)
Proclamation made accordingly, Wednesday before the
Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.].
Folio cccxx b.
The account of John de Stodeye, Simon de Mordone, John
Little, John Metford, William Neuport, William Wodehous,
collectors of the fifteenth and tenth granted to the King by the
laity anno 47 [Edward III.]. (fn. 20)
Eleccio Maioris Will'i Walworthe.
Friday the Feast of Translation of St. Edward the King
[13 Oct.], 48 Edward III. [A.D. 1374], William Walworthe
elected Mayor for the year ensuing, in the presence of Adam
de Bury, the Mayor, William Haldene, the Recorder, John
Stodeye, John Wrothe, John Chichestre, John Bernes, John
Pyel, John Lytle, Richard de Croydone, Bartholomew Frestlynge, John Mitford, John Warde, John Tornegold, Adam
Stable, John Philipot, Nicholas Brembre, John Aubrey, John
Fyfyde, Robert Hatfeld, and Richard Lyons, Aldermen, and
the said Richard Lyons and William Wodehous, the Sheriffs.
Afterwards, viz., on Saturday the Feast of SS. Simon and
Jude [28 Oct.], the said William Walworthe was sworn at the
Guildhall into the office of the Mayoralty, &c., and on the
following Monday was presented, admitted, and sworn before
the Barons of the Exchequer.
21 Oct., the same year, Thomas Clerk, William atte Lathe,
William Gledesey, and Robert Hebbe, tapicers, elected and
sworn to survey their mistery, &c.