CALENDAR OF LETTER-BOOKS OF THE CITY OF LONDON.
Be it remembered that in the house called "la Bretask," (fn. 1) near
the Tower of London, there are 7 springalds and 380 quarels
feathered with "latone" and with heads; and 500 quarels
feathered with wood, with heads and 29 cords called "strenges."
Also 8 bows of ash for the same springalds.
Also at Alegate, viz.: beyond the gate thereof, 1 springald
with 2 "strenges" and a "faussecord" for the same. Also
40 quarels feathered with "latone" and headed with iron.
Also in the Chamber of the Guildhall there are 6 instruments
of "latone" called (vocata) "Gonnes," with 5 "teleres" (fn. 2) for
the same. Also pellets of lead for the same instruments which
weigh 400 lb. and a half. Also 32 lb. of powder for the said
7 Oct., 14 Edward III. [A. D. 1340], came John Lovekyn,
"sherman," now draper and citizen of London, before Richard
de Berkynge, Alderman, and Thomas de Maryns, Chamberlain,
and acknowledged satisfaction of all debts due to him by Robert
Memorandum touching a springald with 80 quarels feathered
with "latone" and headed with iron, and 2 "strenges" and a
fauss[ecord]....... "bowes" of ash for the same, and 24 targes
of the same pattern as other targes (de secta aliorum targiorum)
delivered to William Haunsard, under penalty...... to the Commonalty, as he allowed before Henry Darci, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, .
L'ra Joh'is de Syndlesham et Walt'i de Mordon' ad conservand' Societatem Bardor' in dempn' de iiij xx x floren.'
sol. ijs. vjd.
Deed of acquittance by John de Syndlesham, called John de
Bedyngtone, brother and heir of Sir Richard de Syndlesham,
deceased, and Walter de Mordone, citizens and burgesses of
London, to Dino Fozortti, of the Society of the Bardi of Florence,
for the sum of 90 gold florins of Florence due to the late Sir
Richard, and covenant to indemnify the said Dino and Society
in respect of the said payment. Dated 19 July, 11 Edward III.
[A. D. 1337].
Eleccio custod' Pont'.
Friday before the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.],
11 Edward III. [A. D. 1337], Henry Cros elected Warden of the
Bridge and sworn, &c., before Sir John de Pulteneye, the Mayor,
John de Grantham, Gregory de Nortone, John Hamond, and
John de Caustone, Aldermen.
De denar' a civibus mu tuat'.
A memorandum [inter alia] to the effect that the lord the
King owed the good men of London for loans made in the
Mayoralty of Andrew Aubrey and Richard Lacer the sum of
£6,333 6s. 8d.
Folio i b.
De uno mes' cum pert' in suburbio London' quod co'itas London' pet' v' Ep'm de Bedelem.
The Commonalty of the City of London, by Ralph Pecok
their attorney, demand against Hugh, Bishop of Bedleem, a
certain messuage in the suburb of London. The said Bishop
defends the right and puts himself on an inquest of the country,
after the manner of a Great Assize, according to the custom of
the City, as to whether he has not the greater right to the said
messuage as the right of his church of St. Mary de Bedleem.
Accordingly, let twenty-four be summoned against the next
Pleas of land held on Monday the morrow of H. Trinity
[9 June], 25 Edward I. [A. D. 1297] Proceedings touching the
above messuage After making default, the Bishop appears by
his attorney, but fails to maintain his defence. Judgment for
The account of Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, of the receipt
of 1,100 marks granted to King Edward III. for a fifteenth
at his Parliament held at Westminster the morrow of the
Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.], (fn. 3) the eighth year of his reign
[A. D. 1334], which fifteenth was collected in the ninth year, viz.:
Of William Box and his fellows, collectors of Tower Ward,
Of Adam Pykeman, &c., of the Ward of Billyngesgate, £30.
Of John Lovekyn, &c., of the Ward of Bridge, £51 18s. 8d.,
viz., of £53 assessed in the said Ward.
Of Maurice Turgis, &c., of the Ward of Alegate, £7.
Of Peter de Westone, &c., of the Ward of Portsokne, £8.
Of William de Sabrichesworth, &c., of the Ward of Lymestrete, 27s. 8d.
Of Laurence Sely, &c., of the Ward of Walebroke, £48 13s. 4d., viz., of £50 assessed in the said Ward.
Of Henry de Norhamptone, &c., of the Ward of Bisshopesgate,
Of Robert atte Conduyt, &c., of the Ward of Cornhull, £15.
Of John de Sothereye, &c., of the Ward of Langebourne,
£19 9s. 4d., viz., of £21 assessed.
Of Thomas de Wynton', &c., of the Ward of Candelwykestrete, £16
Of Henry de Prestone, &c., of the Ward of Douegate, £35.
Of Nicholas atte Mersshe, &c., of the Ward of Bradestrete, £26.
Of Thomas de Waledene, &c., of the Ward of Chepe,
£72 9s. 4d.
Of Peter atte Corner, &c., of the Ward of Aldresgate,
£4 14s. 8d.
Of John de Dallynge, &c., of the Ward of Bassieshawe,
£6 18s., viz., of £7 assessed.
Of Alan de Tychewell, &c., of the Ward of Queenhithe,
£22 3s. 4d., viz., of £23 assessed.
Of Simon de Turnham, &c., of the Ward of Castle Baynard,
£9 16s. 4d.
Of John Kyng, &c., of the Ward of Colmanstrete, £19.
Of John de Gloucestre, &c., of the Ward of Bredstrete, £37.
Of John de Bredstrete, &c., of the Ward of Cordewanerstrete,
Of Henry le Palmere, &c., of Vintry, £43 3s. 4d.
Of Geoffrey atte Gate, &c., of the Ward of Farndone Within,
£50 6s. 8d., viz., of £54 assessed.
Of Reginald de Thorpe, &c., of the Ward of Farndone Without, £30, viz., of £32 assessed.
Of William de Pertenhale, &c., of the Ward of Crepelgate
Within, and of John Marchaunt, &c., of the Ward of Crepelgate
Sum total of assessment, £775 12s.
Whereof the Chamberlain received £754 16s. 8d., out of
which there was paid £733 6s. 8d. to Master Paul de Montefiore
(Monte Florum), the King's Clerk; and there remains £21 10s.
Also paid for cloth and shearing for a surcoat for the King's
Serjeant-at-Arms, 109s. 5d. Also to the King's messenger, to
the Queen's rein-bearer (ductori freni), and minstrels, 68s. 8d., &c. (fn. 4)
Folio ii b.
The account of Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, rendered
before Reginald de Conduit, and Ralph de Uptone, Alderman
(aldermanno), and Richard de Welleford, commoner, auditors
assigned by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty in the
Husting of Pleas of Land held on Monday the Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May], 11 Edward III. [A. D. 1337], of payments and
receipts made from Monday before the Feast of the Purification [2 Feb.], 9 Edward III. [A. D. 1334-5], on which day
he was admitted to the office of Chamberlain, to the Feast of
the Ascension, viz., 29 May, anno 11 Edward III. [A. D. 1337].
Total of receipts, £104 19s.
Total of expenses, £103 and 22d.
Money collected and borrowed for ships sent to sea temp Reginald de
Conduit, Mayor, and Thomas de Maryns, Chamberlain, anno
10 Edward III. [A. D. 1336].
From John de Tholouse, 60s.; Andrew Portenar, 100s.; John
Anketill, 100s.; John de Prestone, 60s.; William de Thorneye,
60s.; John de Stontone, 60s.; John de Gloucestre, 60s. William
de Mordone, 50s.; William de Ware, 60s.; Robert Wynhelm,
60s.; Richard Costantyn, 60s.; John de Grantham, 100s.; John
de Brendewode, 60s.; Richard de Lomhethe, 60s.; Richard de
Kyselyngbery, 60s.; Bartholomew Thomasyn, 60s.; Richard
Ascelyn, 60s.; Thomas de Holdene, 60s.; John de Oxon', 100s.;
William de Briklesworth, 100s.; Simon de Mereworth, 60s.;
Hereman le Skyppere, 60s.; Henry Wymond and William Box,
100s.; Andrew Aubry, 60s.; William de Stanes, 60s.
Total, £86 10s.
[Here follow particulars of disbursements, which are set out
in Riley's 'Memorials,' p. 198.]
Folio iii b.
Depueris Walteri le Ussher.
Thursday after the Feast of St. Andrew [30 Nov]., 11 Edward III. [A. D. 1337], came Philip Gentil, senior, before John de
Pulteneye, the Mayor, and the rest of the Aldermen and Thomas
de Maryns, the Chamberlain, and covenanted to answer for the
property demised by Walter le Ussher, (fn. 5) tanner, to his daughters
Sarah, Alice, and Johanna. Surety, Stephen le Cotiller.
Names of those who lent the money underwritten for making presents
to the King, the Queen, and other magnates temp. John de
Pulteneye, Mayor, and Thomas de Maryns, Chamberlain, viz.,
at the Parliament held on Monday after the Feast of St. Matthias
[24 Feb.], 11 Edward III. [A. D. 1336-7].
so lent each of them has a bill under seal of the Chamber in these
words, viz. :-
There are due to Peter de Triple, spicer, of the assize next to be levied in the City of London 20 shillings sterling, which he
lent for making presents to the King, Queen, and other magnates, Saturday before the Feast of the Epiphany of our Lord
[6 Jan.], 10 Edward III. [A. D. 1335-6]. In witness whereof the
seal of the Chamber of the Guildhall to these presents has been
set. Dated in the Guildhall aforesaid, the aforesaid day and
Folio iv b.
Peter de Triple, spicer, 40s.; Robert de Hennewode, vintner,
40s.; "Torro" Ody, Lombard, 20s.; Laurence de Braughynge,
60s.; Gore le Spicer, 60s.; John de Dallynge, 40s.; John de
Aylesham, 60s.; Robert Swote, 20s.; John Gut, spicer, 100s.;
Roger de Forsham, 100s.; Adam Lucas, 40s.; Ralph de Lenne,
40s.; Richard le Mirorer, 60s.; John Knopwede, 40s.; Goscelin
Osbarn, 40s.; Thomas atte Wyche, 30s.; John Lovekyn, 60s.;
Bartholomew Thomasyn, spicer, 100s.; William de Rothynge,
40s.; Henry de Prestone, 40s.; Bartholomew Deumars, 60s.;
William de Mordone, 20s.; Henry de Braughynge, 60s.; Thomas
Bole, "ferroun," 60s.; John de Oxon', 100s.; Geoffrey le Tableter,
40s.; Geoffrey Aleyn, fishmonger, 40s.; John Hauteyn, 40s.;
William le Hore, 40s.; William Haunsard, 100s.; Richard de
Lincoln, 40s.; William de Cave, 40s.; Thomas Hauteyn, 40s.;
John de Godestone, 40s.; Richard le Long, "pessoner," 100s.;
Simon de Bronnesford, 40s.; Walter Turk, 60s.; John Cotoun,
40s.; Robert de Eynesham, 40s.; Thomas Cavendisshe,
40s.; Robert de Thorneye, 60s.; William de Wyrcestre,
"felmonger'," 40s.; Walter Neel, 60s.; John Syward, 40s.;
John Fynch, "vineter," 40s.; Roger de Bernes, 20s.; Adam de
St. Alban, 40s.; Gilbert le Palmere, 40s.; William de Thorneye,
40s.; Burnet Lespicer, 40s.; John Anketill, 40s.; Henry Cros,
40s.; Michael Mynot, 20s.; John de Westwyk, "chaundeler,"£3,
John de Romeye, 40s.; William de Wetheresfeld, 40s.; Thomas
de Wynton', 20s.; John Hablount, 60s.; John de Croydone, 40s.;
John Lambyn, 30s.; William de Ware, 60s.; John Pecche,
"taillour," 40s.; John de Triple, 20s.; Roger le Chaundeler, 40s.;
Walter Paterlynge, 40s.; Walter de Moredone, 40s.; Richard
de Stondone, 40s.; John de Tholouse, 40s.; Richard de Rothynge, 100s.; Nicholas Pongge, 20s.; Thomas de Holedene, 40s.;
Hugh de Portesmouthe, 20s.; Geoffrey de Wyntertone, 40s.;
Roger de Ely, 20s.; Henry Wymond, 20s.; the executors of
the will of Walter le Ussher, 100s.; Robert de Manhale, 100s.;
William Box, 40s.; Thomas de Worsted, 20s.; Hugh de
St. Neot, 20s.; Nicholas Hotot, woolmonger, 20s.; Simon le
Bakere, 40s.; William Brangwayn, 20s.; Robert le Ropere,
40s.; Gilbert de Mordone, 20s.; Richard de Lamhuthe, 20s.;
Richard Double, 10s.; John de Ware, 20s.; Adam Aspal, 20s.;
Nicholas de Dunstaple, junior, 20s.; Thomas de Bury, 40s.;
John de Pastone, 20s.; Roger de Shorne, 20s.; Theobald de
Caustone, 20s.; John Hosebond, 60s.; William Aylleward, 20s;
Thomas de Waledene, 20s.; Richard de Carletone, 20s.;
William de Neuport, 20s.; Roger atte Ponde, 40s.; Alan Gille,
40s.; Geoffrey atte Gate, 20s.; Gilbert Pany, 20s.; Adam de
Wrastlyngworth, 20s.; Simon de Mereworth, £4, Henry atte
Rothe, 40s.; James Gurnay, "sherman," 20s.; William de Hoo,
"cordewaner," 60s.; John atte Sole, 20s.; William de Pertenhale,
20s.; John de Nortone, 20s.; Hamo le Barbier, 40s.; Henry le
Cheyner, 40s.; Robert de Gildeford, 40s.; Gilbert de Bromele,
fishmonger, 20s.; Richard de Reynham, mercer, 40s.; Hereman le Skippere, 20s.; William Clapitous, 40s.; John Trappe,
20s.; William de Stanes, 40s.; Walter de Lyndewode, 20s.;
Thomas atte Vine, 20s.; John Thurgode, 20s.; Robert de
Chesthunte, one mark, Richard atte Gate, 20s.; Alice la
Northerne, 20s.; Simon atte Gate, 20s.; John Odyerne, 20s.;
Stephen Lucas, 20s.; Robert atte Gate, 20s.; William de
St. Helen, 40s.; Richard le Kyng, 20s.; William de Lyndeseye,
20s.; Thomas Broun, 20s.
Henry Darci, 100s.; Richard Costantyn, 40s.; Richard de
Berkynge, 40s.; Hugh le Marberer, 100s.; Hugh de Dedham,
60s.; Richard de Welleford, 40s.; Maurice Turgys, 40s.;
Ralph de Uptone and John Someresham, 60s.; Thomas de
Swanland, 60s.; John de Keselyngbery, 40s.; Geoffrey le
Botiller, 20s. Total, £30.
Philip Dykeman, 10s.; William de Caustone, 100s.; Robert
de Wyke, Robert de Shordyche, John de Toppesfeld, £4;
William de Grubbelane, 20s.; Henry de Denecombe, 20s.;
William de Poumfreyt, 60s.; Gilbert le Tymbermongere, 20s.;
Malyna atte Vine, 30s.; Thomas de Farnham, 20s.; Roger
Madour, 20s.; John de Herewardstoke, 40s.; John Leche, 20s.;
Richard Ascelyn, 40s.; Ralph de Grauntebregge, 20s.; Richard
Denys, 20s.; Thomas atte Rededore, 20s.; John Oweyn,
skinner, 20s.; Thomas Leggy, 20s.; Nicholas Crane, 60s.; John
Bonet, 20s.; Ralph de Halstede, called Nunthay, 20s.; Richard
Lacer, 100s.; Johanna, wife of William de St. Alban, 20s.;
John Hamond, 100s.; John Deynes, 10s.; John de Grantham,
60s.; John Fychet, 20s.; Nicholas atte Mersshe, 13s. 4d.; John
Myls, 20s.; William Bronne, "ferroun," 20s.; Peter de
Westone, "pottere," 20s.; Agnes Lucas, 60s.; Thomas Curteys,
13s. 4d.; Gilbert de Sarum, 20s.; Adam de Kyngestone,
13s. 4d.; Henry de Combemartyn, 40s.; William Shep, 10s.;
the executors of Geoffrey de Halywell, 20s.; Walter Page,
10s.; William Beauflour, 40s.; Adam Pykeman, 20s.; Simon
Fraunceys, 60s.; John de Mockynge, 40s.; John de Prestone,
corder, 60s.; Thomas de Ware, fishmonger, 13s. 4d.; John
Cole, "brassour," 20s.; Nicholas de Caustone, 13s. 4d.
Sum total, £369.
[Here follow particulars of disbursements of the above
money, all of which are printed in the 'Memorials' (pp. 198,
199), with the exception of the sum of 160 marks expended on
obtaining a writ of acquittance for the citizens, and another sum
of £14 expended on obtaining another writ for raising the cost
of three ships sent to sea in aid of the King's war, and other
writs affecting the City.]
Folio v b.
Also the aforesaid Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain,
received from a certain assessment made in the City by assent
of Sir John de Pulteneye, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and Commonalty before the Feast of the Nativity of St. John Bapt.
[24 June], 11 Edward III. [A. D. 1337], for sending archers into
Gascony in the King's service and other expenses incurred in
obtaining a charter annulling a certain statute which was opposed
to the liberties of the City, (fn. 7) and for the repair of the gates of
Aldresgate and Crepelgate and the wall hard by, &c., viz :-
Of John Yon and his fellow-collectors of the Ward of
Of Thomas de Waledene, &c., of the Ward of Chepe, £42 10s.
Of Nicholas Pong, &c., of Bisshopesgate, £14.
Of Henry atte Lanend, &c., of Candelwyk, £9.
Of Maurice Turgis, &c., of Alegate, £4 10s.
Of Simon Turgis, &c., of Tower, £28 10s.
Of Ralph de Cantebrege, &c., of Cornhulle, £9.
Of Richard de Welleford, &c., of Cordewanerstrete, £41.
Of Peter le Coffrer, &c., of Bradestrete, £15 17s.
Of William de Cave, &c., of Walebroke, £27.
Of John de Croydone, &c., of Bridge, £31 15s.
Of John Tiffeld, &c., of Bredstrete, £22 8s.
Of John Tornegold, &c., of Castle Baynard, £6.
Of William Pertenhale, &c., of Crepelgate Within, £21.
Of William de Wrotham, &c., of Langebourn, £11.
Of John Dallynge, &c., of Bassieshawe, £4 10s.
Of William de Neuport, &c., of Queenhithe, £14 13s.
Of John Kyng, &c., of Colemanstrete, £11 5s.
Of Robert de Cantebrege, &c., of Aldresgate, 60s.
Of William de Toppesfeld, &c., of Farndon Without, £15 8s.
Of Robert Shordyche, &c., of Farndon Within, £31 6s. 8d.
Of Henry Moncoy, &c., of Vintry, £21 10s.
Of Henry Denecombe, &c., of Crepelgate Without, £10.
Of Bartholomew Deumars, &c., of Douegate, £21.
Of John de Romeneye, &c., of Portsokne, £3 5s.
Total, £438 7s. 8d.
Script' int' Henr' de Arderne de Henlee dimit tent' et Ric'm Rosse recipient' et.
Indenture of lease from Henry de Arderne de Henlee to
Richard Rosse, corder, of a brewery, shops, &c., in the parish
of St. Nicholas Olof in Bredstrete for a term of four years
Sealed during the Mayoralty of John de Pulteneye, Knt., and
the Shrievalty of John de Northalle and William Curteys de
Briklesworth, R[ichard] de Rothynge being Alderman of the
Ward, (fn. 8) &c. Witnesses, William de Ware, Richard de Ware,
John le Coroner, Maurice le Ropere, &c. Dated Wednesday
before the Feast of St. Margaret [20 July], 11 Edward III.
[A. D. 1337].
Br'e pro quin gentis homini bus mittend' apud Portesmuth.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs for providing 500 foot
soldiers armed with "aketone," bacinet, lance, &c., to be sent
to Portesmuth by the eve of Pentecost [8 June] for transmission
abroad. Witness the King at Westminster, 24 March, 11 Edward III. [A. D. 1336-7].
Folio vi b.
Aliud br'e pro quingentis hominibus apud Portesmuth mittendis.
Writ to the same extending the time for the above foot
soldiers to be at Portesmuth until Trinity Sunday [15 June].
Witness the King at Wyndesore, 10 April, 11 Edward III.
[A. D. 1337].
Br'e pro proclamacione quod homines d'ni Regis electi sint apud Portesmuth in festo Sc'e Trinitatis.
Writ to the same for proclamation to be made that the above
foot soldiers, as well as the masters and seamen of ships seized
for the King's use, be at Portesmuth with the said ships by
Trinity Sunday. Witness the King at Wyndesore, 27 April,
11 Edward III. [A. D. 1337].
Br'e ad supersedend' de ccc hominibus mittendis apud Portesmuth ad requisicionem d'ni Joh'is de Pulteneye Matoris et ad mittend' ibidem cc homines sagittarios.
Writ to the same complaining of their dilatoriness in executing the King's orders, as well as of the physique of the men
selected for his service, and bidding them select 200 archers
of the 500 men required, from among the strongest and
healthiest men of the City, to be ready in the quinzaine of the
Nativity St. John Bapt., the selection of the remainder being
postponed at the request of John de Pulteneye, the Mayor.
Witness the King at Staunford, 1 June, 11 Edward III.
[A. D. 1337].
Br'e quod missio hominum extra civitatem non edat in prejudicium civitatis.
Letters patent to the effect that the aid furnished by the City
for the Duchy of Aquitaine should not be drawn into precedent
Witness the King at Staunford, 1 June, 11 Edward III.
[A. D. 1337].
Br'e ad delib' and' sagittar' d'no Joh'i de Norwyco.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs for the delivery of the abovementioned 200 archers to John de Norwych to proceed with
him to the Duchy. Dated at Claryndon, (fn. 9) 1 Aug, 11 Edward III.
[A. D. 1337].
Folio vii b.
Names of archers sent to parts of Gascony by the Mayor, Aldermen,
and Commonalty of London in aid of the King's war with the
King of France, 4 Aug., 11 Edward III. [A. D. 1337].
Henry Garlaund, vintainer (fn. 10) and centainer, (fn. 11) finds surety for
himself and his vintaine, viz., Richard Costantyn and John le
Kyng de Wodestrete, and has under him, viz. :-
Nicholas Esher, John Youn, John de Kyngeswode, William
de Bardeneye, Henry de Egyntone, Walter de Wylleye, William de Lenham, Walter Somery, Nicholas de Went, Matthew
de Went, John de Went, John de Shyngelton, John Alayn de
Shyngelton, Richard de Kynebautone, Roger atte Chaumbre,
Adam de Arderne, Richard de Whityngham, and Richard de
Roger de Caxtone, vintainer, mainprised by John de Ikelyngham, and the said Roger mainprised a vintaine, and has under
him, viz. :-
John Burgeoys de Horsham, William Knyght, John de Waltone, John Reulebon, Richard de Parys, Thomas Priour, Henry
Galeys, William de Redham, Thomas de Donstaple, John de
Somersete, John de Maydenstan, John de Ebor', physician,
John Priour, "bocher," John de Blounham, John Robert, Robert
Devenisshe, Bartholomew de Okham, William de Redyng, and
John de Shrouesbury, taillour.
Thomas de Dentone, vintainer, mainprised by William Sorweles, and he mainprises his vintaine, and has under him, viz.:-
John Fraunceys, Thomas de Wantynge, John Wyger, John,
son of Robert le Cook, William Gase, Thomas de Westminster,
Robert de Wardone, Richard Fisshe, Richard Cotel, Geoffrey
de Pekham, Thomas Hendekyn, John atte Cros, William
Travers, Thomas de Bartone, Stephen de Newcastle, John de
Donewyche, John le Mareschal de Aynho, William Smert, and
Thomas de Mynstretone.
Nicholas de Reymes, vintainer, mainprised by John le Cook,
"chaucer," and he mainprises his vintaine, and has under him,
William de Uptone, Robert Horn, Benedict atte Rothe, William Scot, Richard Vivien, John atte Hay, Nicholas Pycot,
Ralph de Burtone, "diegher," Peter Lovel, William Herberd,
John de Ebor', peleter, John de Picheford, John de Derby,
John de Bedeford, "taillour," John de Stuntefeld, Thomas de
Uphull, Laurence Russel, John le Long, Nicholas de Leghtone.
John le Parker, vintainer, mainprised by Geoffrey le Barber
of Queenhithe, Nicholas de Reymes, John atte Grove, John de
Draytone, and Henry le Joynour, and he mainprises his vintaine,
and has under him, viz. :-
Henry le Glover, John de Romford, John le Doo, Salomon de
Laufare, James Wylcher, Robert Sergeaunt, John de Burgh,
John atte Lee, John de Gloucestre, Henry de Hellyngeleye,
Henry de Grenstede, Thomas de Crulfeld, Roger Boneye, William de Bryncheslee, Richard de Shiryngtone, Walter Dymmoke,
John Gerveys, Thomas Hare, and John de Aukeland.
Thomas Hereberd, centainer and vintainer, mainprised by
John le Clerk, Sheriff, and he mainprises his vintaine, and has
under him, viz. :-
Roger de Herlostone, Roland de Colebroke, John le Chapman, Thomas de Piphurst, Richard Fauconer, William de
Lodelowe, John de Norhamptone, John le Barber de Flete,
John de Benyngtone, John de Malmesbury, Denny le Cook,
John de Billebury, John Cook de Berkynge, John de Wykendene, William Kyng, Richard Wolf, Richard de Newyntone,
Paulin Chaumberleyn, and Adam Grenelef.
John le Devenisshe, vintainer, mainprised by Henry Garlaund
and Nicholas de Reymes, and he mainprises his vintaine, and
has under him, viz. :-
Thomas Busshons, John le Marechal de Croydone, John de
Wardone, William Baudry, John de Ottleye, Simon Bas, John
de Kirkeby de Kendale, Gilbert Morice, John de Bedeford,
"skinnere," Adam de Southam, John de Grimesby, Thomas de
Cornubia, "ferrour," John de Bury, John de Bernyngham,
Richard Dundalk, John Hervy, Nicholas Dirlande, Robert
Kilpek, and Robert Bynde.
Richard de Stauntone, vintainer, mainprised by Roger de
Pekesdene and William de Lodelowe, and he mainprises his
vintaine, and has under him, viz. :-
William Crips de Bockebroke, John de Watford, "bowyere,"
William de St. Alban, William de Rotlond, John de Walshale,
William de Kestevene, John de Wyndesore, John de Stoke,
Thomas de Multone, John de Pedewardyn, Roger de Barewe,
John de Rokyngham, John le Coupere, Henry de Pertone,
John de Okthorpe, clerk, John de Bradelee, Alan de Cestre,
Thomas de Mershetone, and William Bataille.
Folio viii b.
John Priour, armourer, vintainer, mainprised by Adam de
Essex and John de Draytone, and he mainprises his vintaine,
and has under him, viz. :-
Simon Hunte, Richard Cokey, John de Morland, Richard de
Belcham, Thomas de Dallyngge, Thomas de Uske, Richard
Cavenard, William Faunt, John Jordan, Thomas Walssheman,
Ralph de Thorpe, Thomas de Stanes, Walter de Bolneye,
William Shipman, John de Brykleswade, John Peverel, Thomas
Jurdan, Richard Rose, and Thomas de Landaf, "carpenter."
Richard Derewent, vintainer, mainprised by Adam de Essex
and John de Draytone, and he mainprises his vintaine, and has
under him, viz. :-
Roger Broun, Adam de Wrotham, John Duraunt, Thomas
de Melton Moubray, Alexander de Berdefeld, Thomas de
Ebor', "copersmyth," William le Bakere, John de Pokelyngtone, John atte Grove, William de Coventre, Robert Derewent, John Ballard de Willesdone, Thomas de Pampesworth,
Gilbert de Tauntone, John de Lincoln, goldsmith, William
Dauncer, Robert de Wakerle, Richard le Bakere, and Hugh
Carta d'ni Regis E tercii ad aanulland' quoddam statutum editum in contrarium libertat' civitatis.
Letters patent of Edward III. to the effect that whereas in a
Parliament held at York on the morrow of the Ascension
[25 May], anno 9 Edward III. [A. D. 1335], (fn. 12) it was enacted that
all merchants, strangers and natives, might sell, if they would,
to foreigner and native, save only the King's enemies, corn,
wine, merchandise of weight (averium ponderis), flesh, fish, or
other victual, wool, cloth, and other goods vendible, in cities,
boroughs, vills, ports, &c., within the liberties or without; and
whereas it was further enacted that no foreigner or native
should be prevented selling such victuals and goods in such
places, excepting wines imported into the realm, any charter of
liberty to any such city or place as aforesaid to the contrary
notwithstanding; and whereas in the statutes of the said
Parliament, as of other Parliaments, it has been granted and
established that the great charter of the liberties of England in
all and singular its articles should be maintained and firmlv
observed, and in the same charter it is contained, among other
things, that the City of London should have its ancient liberties
and free customs uninjured; and whereas it was the intention of
us and our progenitors, as well as of the Prelates, Earls, and
Barons in the aforesaid Parliaments, and is now our intention,
that, by pretext of the statute aforesaid or any other, nothing
should be to the prejudice or weakening of the said charter or
of the ancient liberties or customs of the City aforesaid; we,
wishing to declare our intention that the citizens of that City
should not be unduly molested touching their liberties and
customs aforesaid contrary to such intent, have granted, with the
assent of the Prelates, Earls, and Barons in the present Parliament assembled, for us and our heirs, that the citizens of the
aforesaid City and their heirs and successors shall have all
their liberties and free customs uninjured and entire as before
these times they more freely had the same, the aforesaid
statute for the said merchants enacted in prejudice of the
liberties and customs of the aforesaid City notwithstanding.
Witness the King at Westminster, 26 March, 11 Edward III.
[A. D. 1337]. (fn. 13)
Expenses and payments made in respect of two hundred
archers sent to Bristol with their wages in the service of the
lord the King in parts of Gascony, anno 11 Edward III.
[A. D. 1337]. (fn. 14)
Folio ix b.
Friday before the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.],
11 Edward III. [A. D. 1337], before John de Grantham, Andrew
Aubrey, John Hamond, Richard le Lacer, and Simon Fraunceys,
Aldermen, William Haunsard, Henry de Prestone, John de
Dallyngge, Richard de Welleford, and Thomas de Waledene,
Commoners, and other Aldermen and Commoners [not named],
auditors of the Chamberlain's account, there was allowed to
Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, the sum of 60s, which
had been paid by him to John de Grantham for a horse which
the said John lost on the business of the City in going to the
Parliament at York (fn. 15) in the ninth year of the reign of King
Edward III. [A. D. 1335].
And afterwards Richard de Berkynge, Alderman, and the
aforesaid Thomas the Chamberlain, were appointed by John de
Pulteneye, the Mayor, and the Aldermen to make a new wall
adjoining the gate of Crepelgate, and to repair and cover with
lead the said gate and the gate of Aldersgate, and to make two
small houses under the said gates for lodging the gate-keepers
Account of Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain of the Guildhall,
up to the 7th Sept., 13 Edward III. [A. D. 1339], rendered
before John de Caustone, Richard Lacer, and William de
Brikelesworth, Aldermen, John de Dallynge, Richard de
Welleford, Robert de Shordiche, Richard de Lomhuthe, John
de Tiffeld, John de Brendewode, John atte Barnette, Thomas
de Canterbury, Thomas de Waledene, and John de Ayllesham,
Commoners, elected and appointed auditors by the Mayor,
Aldermen, and Commonalty on Friday before the Feast of
St. George [23 April], 13 Edward III. [A. D. 1339]. (fn. 16)
Among the receipts are the following, viz.: From Anketin
Gisors and Robert Swote, late Wardens of the Bridge, touching their recognizance, £20.; from John de Pulteneye for discharge of the Chamber, 5 marks; money received for engines
in the time of the war, £97 15s. 8d.; money borrowed for
piles (pro pilis) and making a bretask, (fn. 17) £110.; receipts of murage, £29 3s. 8d.; arrears of account for armed men and archers and of the last account of Henry de Seccheford, 43s. 9d.;
Total of receipts, £493 6s. 2d.
Among the items of expenses occur the following, viz.: Payment of fees (feodorum), £108 12s.; small expenses and
presents, £59 18s. 9¾d.; payments made for Aldresgate Ward
for the fifteenth of wool and for Nicholas Crane in respect of a
fifteenth for three years, 4 marks.
Total of expenses, £486 17s. 9½d.
And so the Chamberlain owes the Commonalty £6 8s. 4½d.,
out of which he is allowed his fee of 50s for the term between
Midsummer and Michaelmas anno 13 Edward III. The balance
he will account for in the next account, as also for the sum of
40s. received from John de Hardyngham, clerk of the Sheriff,
in respect of an allowance made to the citizens in the Exchequer
on the account of Hugh le Marbrer and William de Pounfreyt,
Folio x b
Br'e de mille marcis civibus Lond' per R' alloc'.
Writ to the Mayor, Aldermen, and the whole Commonalty
of the City, intimating that at the urgent request of John
de Pulteneye, the Mayor, the King permitted the sum of
1,000 marks, of the fifteenth voted for three years in the last
Council at Westminster, to be fully allowed in the first year
of the payment of the fifteenth. Witness the King at Thame,
25 Oct., 11 Edward III. [A. D. 1337].
Carta Joh'is del Brendewod per Rob' Missoh et ux' eius.
Grant by Robert Missok, woolmonger, and Margery his wife
to John del Brendewod, pheliper, of certain rents issuing from
a tenement held by Theobald de Caustone, mercer, in the
parish of St. Thomas the Apostle, John de Pulteneye, Knt.,
being then Mayor, and Alderman of the Ward, (fn. 18) &c. Witnesses,
Walter Nel, [Michael] Minot, William le Gauger, Henry le
Palmere, John Hardel, John de Cressyngham, John le Freynsshe,
William le Coroner, John de Ileford, Theobald de Caustone,
John Amys, clerk, and others [not named]. Dated Tuesday
the Feast of St. John ante portam Latinam [6 May], 11 Edward III. [A. D. 1337].
Friday after the Feast of St. Edward [13 Oct.], 11 Edward III. [A. D. 1337], came William de Cave, John de Bedeford,
Laurence Sely, Walter Page, Simon de Pulham, and John de
Oxon', skinners, before John de Pulteneye, Mayor, and Nicholas
Crane, Gregory de Nortone, and Ralph de Uptone, Aldermen,
and asked that John de Thorpe might be admitted broker of
peltry. Request granted.