Indentur' int Emmam Bour deyn et Will de Blithe pro pueris mag'ri Steph' de Parys cirurgici.
sol' ijs. vjd.
Indenture of agreement whereby the guardianship of John,
son of Stephen de Parys, aged five years, together with the
sum of 100s., is delivered to John Bourdeyn, goldsmith, by
Emma Bourdeyn, late wife and executrix of the said Stephen,
and William de Blithe, saddler, her co-executor, for a term
of five years. Witnesses, Thomas de Wyncestre, John atte
Barnette, John de Hyngestone, John de Gloucestre, William le
Clerk, and others [not named]. Dated the eve of the Purification B. M. [2 Feb.], 12 Edward III. [A. D. 1337-8].
Item Inden tura int' dictos Emmam et Will' et Waut' Bourdeyn, aurifabr', sol' ijs. vjd.
Indenture of covenant whereby the guardianship of Nicholas,
son of the above Stephen de Parys, aged seven years, together
with the sum of 100s, is delivered to Walter Bourdeyn, goldsmith, for a term of five years. Witnesses as above. Dated
Folio xi b.
Script' Henr' Montkoy per Theophaniam que fuit ux' Joh' de Yve neye.
Indenture of grant by Theophania, relict of John de Yveneye,
to Henry Montkoy, fishmonger, of an annual rent of £10
issuing from a tenement held by John de Nasynge, John de
Prestone being Mayor, Nicholas Pyk and John Husebonde
Sheriffs. Witnesses, Walter Nel, Walter Turk, Michael Mynot,
John de Cressyngham, Gilbert Pany, Adam le Chaundeler,
Robert Sprot, John Amys, clerk, and others [not named].
Dated Thursday the Feast of the Annunciation B. M.
[25 March], 7 Edward III. [A. D. 1333].
Script' Rob i de Bristoll' per Galfr' m de Haver yngge.
sol' ijs. vjd.
Confirmation by Geoffrey, son of Richard de Haveryngge,
of grant made by his brother Ralph de Haveryngge, girdler,
to Robert de Bristoll, saddler, of certain rents charged on
tenements held by Nicholas de Reygate, girdler, and Alice his
wife, in the lane and parish of St. Laurence Jewry, H[enry]
Darci being Mayor, N[icholas] Crane and W[alter] Neel,
Sheriffs, R[eginald] de Conduit, Alderman of the Ward, (fn. 1)
Richard le Lacer [sic]. Witnesses, John le Tableter, John le
Bokeler, Henry de Reygate, John de Prestone, Martin Waleys,
John Marchaunt, and others [not named]. Dated Saturday,
30 Jan., 12 Edward III. [A. D. 1337-8].
De porta de Aldresgate dimissa alter minum xx annorum.
Lease by Henry Darci, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and Commonalty of the City to Richard de Felstede, carpenter, of the
gate; of Aldresgate, together with a parcel of land to the west
of the said gate and a garden to the east, excepting a small
chamber newly made (de novo facta) for the keeper of the
gate, to hold the same for a term of twenty years at an annual
rent of 26s. 8d. Sureties for the said Richard, viz., Richard
le Lacer, Richard de Berkyng, Aldermen, William de Cave,
skinner, and John Turk, fishmonger. Dated in the Chamber of
the Guildhall, Monday after the Feast of St. Nicholas [6 Dec.],
11 Edward III. [A. D. 1337].
Folio xii b.
De bonis Hugon' le Benere tradit' Joh'i "Foot" etc.
Be it remembered that on Saturday before the Feast of
SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], 11 Edward III. [A. D. 1337], came
John "Fot," vintner, before Gregory de Nortone, the Recorder,
and Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, in the Chamber of the
Guildhall, and acknowledged he had received from Walter de
Mordone and Ralph de Uptone, late Sheriffs, the following goods
and chattels appraised in the presence of John de Shirbourne,
the Coroner, and Nicholas Crane and Walter Neel, the Sheriffs,
on the oaths of Edmund Mohaut, Richard Ichhell, "phelipers,"
William Sheep' and Thomas de Alegate, "potteres," Richard
Chiviot and William le Barber; which goods belonged to Hugh
le Benere, who was indicted before the said Coroner and
Sheriffs for the death of Alice his wife, and who, being
questioned before the Justices of the lord the King for Gaol
Delivery of Newgate touching the said death, refused the law of
England (refutavit legem Anglie); whereupon, by judgment of
the said Justices, the said Hugh was remitted to prison, there
to remain until he should die.
[Here follow particulars of the goods and chattels and their
appraised value. (fn. 2) ]
Thereupon the said John Fot bound himself, his heirs and
executors, to restore to the aforesaid Sheriffs, or one of them, the
aforesaid chattels or their value, in case they are aggrieved (si
occasionentur) by the King or some other person, and for saving
the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty harmless in respect of
Br'e provinetar' et Taber nar' casti gand'.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs for proclamation to be made
against vintners mixing bad wine with good, and not allowing
their customers to see whence the wine is drawn. Witness the
King at the Tower of London, 13 March, 12 Edward III.
[A. D. 1337-8].
Commissio promalefactoribus castigand' et similiter arma portant' contra pacem etc per petrat' tempore Henr' Darci Maior.
Writ to the same for the arrest of those who go armed by
night or day, and all misdoers who hold unlawful gatherings
contrary to the Statutes of Winchester, Northampton, &c., and
for the safe custody of the same in prison until further orders.
Witness the King at Langele, 6 April, 12 Edward III. [A. D. 1338].
Folio xiii b.
Commissio perquisit' per Henr' Darci Matorem q'd Maior nec alder'i nec vicecom' occ'onent' pro malefac toribus casti gandis.
Letters patent granting indemnity to the Mayor, Sheriffs,
and Aldermen for the time being, and their officers who shall
arrest and safeguard misdoers and disturbers of the peace
contrary to the above Statutes. Witness the King at Westminster, 1 May, 12 Edward III. [A. D. 1338].
Indentura int' Ric'm de Bet toigne et Nich'm Crane.
Indenture touching defeasance of a bond in the sum of £100
entered into by Richard de Bettoigne, conditional on Nicholas
Crane, merchant, enjoying peaceable possession of a certain
tenement formerly belonging to Herman le Heaumer and
demised by the said Richard to the said Nicholas, situate in
the parish of All Hallows de Bredstrate. Deeds of conveyance
of the said tenement by the said Herman to Richard, as well
as by Henry le Waleys to Dame Gertrude de Colon' and to
Peter and the aforesaid Herman her sons, are deposited with
the said Nicholas. Dated Tuesday before the Feast of the
Ascension [21 May], 12 Edward III. [A. D. 1338].
De Turrella dimissa Steph'o atte Conduyt viz juxta Alegate.
Grant by Henry Darci, the Mayor, and Aldermen to Stephen
atte Conduyt, vintner, of a certain turret on the south side of
Alegate for a term of ten years from the Feast of St. John Bapt.
[24 June], 12 Edward III. [A. D. 1338], at a yearly rent of 6s. 8d.
Folio xiv b.
Be it remembered that Henry Darci, the Mayor, and the
Aldermen were warned to appear before the King and his
Council at Westminster on Monday after the Feast of St.
Alphege [19 April], 12 Edward III. [A. D. 1338]. On which day
they appeared, and being asked whether they would safeguard
the City on behalf of the King, who was about to cross the sea,
as the inheritance of the Mayor and citizens (ut hereditatem
ipsorum Maioris et civium), they said that they would do so.
Thereupon they were commanded to bring a scheme in writing
for safeguarding the City for the approval of the King and
Council on the following Friday. (fn. 3)
[Here follow ordinances for guarding the City and its gates,
providing (inter alia) for the election of six, eight, or twelve of
the best men of each Ward to patrol the City day and night,
and to see that the King's peace be not broken.]
The scheme being read was approved.
Names of those chosen from each Ward and sworn to safeguard the City.
Farndone Within: Hugh le Marberer, Richard Denys, Robert
de Wyke, Robert de Shordyche, Stephen le Freynshe, Thomas
Hardy, Geoffrey atte Gate, William de Lyndeseye, Simon
atte Gate, Richard de Arderne, John de Iddeshale, John de
Farndone Without: Philip Dykeman, William de Toppesfeld,
Reginald de Thorpe, Walter le Mareschal, William de Waltham,
Simon le Armourer, Richard atte Gate, John Miles, John de
Neuport, Robert Pekfichele (?), Walter de Harewedone, Robert
le Mareschal, Robert de Asshe, William de Bolyngbroke.
Chepe: Adam de St. Alban, Thomas de Waldene, John atte
Barnette, William Aylleward, John de Enefeld, John Pecche,
John de Carlele, John Osekyn, Nicholas de Grenewych, Henry
de Bovendone, John de Knopwede, Geoffrey le Mirourer,
William de Grubbelane, Thomas Fitz Michel, William de
Elsynge, senior, Jordan de Elsynge, Nicholas le Clerk, Thomas
de Maryns, Robert de Seymor, John de Horewod, Thomas de
Castle Baynard: Simon de Turnham, John Tornegold, Henry
Brenge, Ralph de Lenne, Thomas Bonet, Thomas de Cornwall,
Henry de Cofford (Cosford ?), Richard le Pynnore, William le
Whyte, Thomas le Coo, Adam Fairhod, John Bonet.
Vintry: John de Gisors, Thomas Gisors, William Clapitus,
John de Cressyngham, junior, Ferandus de Ispania, Henry
Montcoy, Laurence le Coroner.
Cordewanerstrete: William de Thorneye, Richard de Todyngtone, John de Bredstrete, John de Kelyngworth, Michael de
Caustone, Richard de Ruthyn, John Trappe, Richard de Welford.
Colmanstrete: John le Kyng, Philip Gentil, Robert Wynhelm,
Stephen le Cotiller, John Deynes, Richard de Shordyche.
Queenhithe: John de Gloucestre, Alan de Chigwelle, John de
Triple, William de Neuport, Roger de Bernes, Thomas de
Shene, John de Bixene, Hugh Fitz Roger, William Michel,
Stephen de Stanford.
Bredestrete: John de Ayllesham, Hamo le Barber, John
Syward, John de Toppesfeld, John de Godestone, Adam
Brabazon, John Makenheved, John de Denham, John de Tiffeld,
John de Kyngestone.
Aldresgate: Thomas de Cauntebregge, Gilbert de Steythorpe,
Thomas de Lincoln, John Spray, John Smart, Peter de Risshelepe.
Crepelgate Within and Without: William de Poumfreyt, John
de Keselyngbery, Thomas de Worstede, John de Wattone,
Richard de Basyngestoke, Adam de Walpole, Hugh atte Cokke,
Richard de Stokwelle.
Bassieshawe: John de Dallynge, Nicholas de Caustone,
Nicholas de Bedyngtone, Roger Madour, Thomas West, John
Bridge: Walter de Mordone, Adam Lucas, William de
Wetheresfeld, Gilbert de Mordone, Robert de Thorneye, John
de Croydone, John Horn Flemyng, Geoffrey Fayrher, Thomas
de Bery, Arnald le Chaundeler, John Horn Flemyng [repeated],
Portsokne: John de Romeneye, Walter Cobbe, Alexander
Cobbe, Alexander le Mareschal.
Bradestrete: William de Iford, Nicholas atte Mersshe, William Bronne, John de Herewardestoke, Richard de Staundone,
Alegate: John de Hadham, John de Neubery, Thomas Sauvage,
Walter le Cook, Stephen de Conduit, William Sheepe.
Bisshopesgate: Cambyn Fulbert, James le Sherman, John de
Tholouse, Walter de Hennewode, Nicholas Ponge, Walter le
Bret, Ralph Heryon, Henry de Norhamptone, John Pycot.
Billyngesgate: Adam Pykeman, Robert de Hakeneye, Nicholas
Deubeneye, John Joye, Robert le Ropere, John de Greyland,
Thomas de Ware, Richard Double, John atte Gate.
Tower: Nicholas Pyke, William Brikelesworth, Simon Turgys,
Ralph de Halstede, Geoffrey de Wyntertone, Edmund de
Saumford, Nicholas de Bockehurst, Laurence le Keu, William
Haunsard, Henry Wymond.
Cornhull: John atte Brendewode, Thomas Legge, Ralph de
Cantebregge, William de Cantebregge, John Oweyn, Richard
Walbroke: William de Cave, John de Somersham, Thomas
de Farnham, Thomas de Canterbury, Laurence Sely, Adam de
Bury, William de Braghynge, John le Neve.
Douegate: Henry de Prestone, Roger de Waltham, Thomas
de Swanlond, John de Westone, William de Stanford, Thomas
de Holdene, John de Swanlond, junior, Richard Andr[ew?],
Hereman le Skippere, Bartholomew Deumars, John de la Rokele,
Stephen de Dureme, John Poterel, William de Wyrcestre, Robert
de Eynesham, Richard de Bitterle, William de la Marche.
Candelwykestrete: Thomas de Wyncestre, Henry atte Lanende,
Henry de Braughynge, William Knyght, John Gubbe, John de
Langebourne: John Hablond, William de Wrotham, Geoffrey
Aleyn, John de Surreye, John de Bromeholme, Alexander de
Lymestrete: William de Alegate, William de Sabrichesworth,
Ralph de Mixebury.
On Monday after the Feast of St. Mark [25 April], 12 Edward III. [A. D. 1338], the Mayor aforesaid sent to each Alderman a certain bill, with the names of those so elected and
sworn, endorsed with instructions as to measures to be taken
for safeguarding the City, as set out.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs and collectors of toll, pavage,
pontage, and murage in the City that they permit merchants of
the town of Coventre to be quit of such demands, according to
the terms of their charter. Witness the King at the Tower of
London, 20 May, 12 Edward III. [A. D. 1338].
Allocac' fc'a mercatoribus de Coventre de muragio etc.
Pursuant to the above writ it was granted that the merchants
of Coventre should be quit of murage, &c.
Letters patent dated at Westminster, 26 April, 12 Edward III.
[A. D. 1338], granting to the Mayor, Sheriffs, and citizens of
London the right to take certain custom on merchandise entering
the City, as set out, in aid of the City's enclosure (in auxilium
civitatis claudende), for a term of five years. (fn. 4)
Folio xvi b.
Murag' de Smethefeld di missum Thome le Porter.
And be it known that the aforesaid aid for enclosing the
City, granted by the King for a term of five years, issuing
out of Westsmethefeld, was demised by Henry Darci, the
Mayor, to Thomas le Porter; to hold the same from Friday
the morrow of the Ascension, viz., the 22nd May, anno
12 Edward III. [A. D. 1338], until the following Feast of the
Ascension, for 12 marks, to be paid by monthly instalments
of 1 mark.
Custodia Joh'ne fil' et her' Joh'is de Hereford, sellar'.
Thursday after the Feast of the Nativ. St. John Bapt.
[24 June], 12 Edward III. [A. D. 1338], the guardianship of
Johanna, daughter of John de Hereford, late saddler, committed
by Henry Darci, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, to William
Rabot, together with a messuage in the parish of St. Dunstan,
in Tower Ward. Surety for the said William, viz., John de
Script' int' Joh'em de Dureme etc et Joh'em de Tiffeld et Massiliam ux'm ejus ex altera parte.
Lease by John de Dureme to John de Tiffeld, apothecary,
and Massilia his wife of a certain tenement in the parish of
All Hallows de Bredstrete, at one time held by Adam de
Fulham, and situate near the tenements of John Mareys,
"fourbour," tenanted by John de Bredstrete; to hold the same
for a term of thirty years at an annual rent of 4 shillings.
Dated Tuesday after the Feast of St. James, Ap. [25 July],
11 Edward III. [A. D. 1337]. Witnesses, John de Bredstrete,
Hugh de Depedene, John de Littlyngtone, William de Aungre,
Nicholas atte Roche, and others [not named].
Br'e pro con silio h'endo apud Nor hampton' cor' Duce Cornub' custode Anglie.
Writ to the Sheriffs for the election of two citizens to
attend a great Council to be held at Northampton the morrow
of St. James, Ap. [25 July], the King being about to cross the
sea, leaving Edward, Duke of Cornwall and Earl of Chester, as
Custos of the realm. Witness the King at Waltone, 15 June,
12 Edward III. [A. D. 1338].
Folio xvii b.
Writ of Edward, Duke of Cornwall and Custos of England,
to the same for four merchants of the City to attend at Northampton on Monday after the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula
[1 Aug.], to take counsel with the Custos of the realm, the
Chancellor, and others on public affairs. Dated at Ipswich,
16 July, 12 Edward III. [A. D. 1338].
Br'ia sub pri vato sigillo pro ho'ibus armat' h'end' ultra mare in socie tate sua.
Writ of Privy Seal to the Mayor and Sheriffs for arraying the
armed men of the City who were to accompany the King
abroad, and for having them at 'Gippewyz" on Monday the
octave of Trinity [7 June]. Dated at the town of St. Edmund,
3 June, 12 Edward III. [A. D. 1338].
Item aliud breve pro cisdem.
Writ of Privy Seal to the Mayor and Aldermen charging
them to hasten the dispatch of the men who were to accompany
the King abroad, and to see that they were such as prescribed
in private communications. Dated at Walton, 20 June, 12 Edward III. [A. D. 1338].
And forasmuch as many of those who had been chosen by
the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty to cross the sea with
the King in aid of the war, and of whom mention had been
made in the King's Council, declared that they were about to
cross the sea with the King in the suite of divers magnates who
hired them for wages, the said Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty elected 100 men, 40 of them being armed, and 60 archers; (fn. 5) and each Ward was assessed according to its size,
viz., Tower Ward for 7 men, &c.
Names of Armed Men and Archers.
William Hauteyn, vintainer and centainer, finds surety for
himself and his vintaine, viz., John de Mockyng and Richard
de Berkyng, Aldermen.
Armed men: William de Wykham, Ralph de Irby, John de
Flete, Thomas le Mazerer, Roger de Bathe, John de Riveshale,
Archers: Roger Boneye, William de Cornewaille, William
de Warwyk, Robert de Meltone, Richard Cotel, "kervere,"
Thomas Husk, Robert de Staverne, John Poyntel, John de
Gloucestre, William de Tettesworth, Henry de Hontyngdone,
John de Lodelowe.
William Malesheurs, vintainer, [finds surety] for himself and
his vintaine, Ralph de Uptone.
Armed men: Roger Warde, John, son of Richard Talbot,
Walter de Ware, John Wrenche, William Herberd, Thomas de
Kymberle, Henry Pipard.
Archers: John Tany, Stephen atte More, Roger de Barwe,
Henry de Grenstede, John Devenysshe, Thomas de Horselee,
William Boterade, John de Kent, Roger de Herlastone, Arnald
de Bayon, John Fraunceys, William de Lenham.
William de Pokeriche, vintainer, for himself and his vintaine,
Richard Lacer, Alderman.
Armed men: Robert le Palmere, William Bonefay, Nicholas
Jolype, John de Massyngham, Roger le Barber, John de Bedeford, Richard de Bretone.
Archers: John de Bassyngburne, Clement de Stafford, Richard
de Rose, Henry Husk, John atte Hethe, Walter de Ingelond,
Robert de Cestre, John Messager, William de Dodele, John
Ruylbon, Alexander de Poperynge, John de Bovyngtone.
William de Braunfeld, vintainer, for himself and his vintaine,
Laurence Sely, Elyas Dycon, and Robert de Knapwell.
Armed men: Gilbert de Carletone, John de Wynchecombe,
John de Ledes, John atte Grene, John Peverel, Richard de
Wedone, Thomas de Lenne.
Archers: William de Tonebregge, Michael de Dene, John de
Kyngewode, William de Coventre, Henry Ive, Adam de Pomfreyt, John de Kentissh, John de Bannebery, Robert le Fourbour,
William de Lychefeld, Robert de Ingeford, Richard Giffard.
William de Oxenford, vintainer, for himself and his vintaine,
Walter Neel, Alderman.
Armed men: John de Multone, William Symeon, Roger de
Engleby, Walter Sterre, Adam le Dragoner, William de Casewelle, William Warman.
Folio xviii b.
Archers: Nicholas Passour, Richard de Midlyngtone, Thomas
le Pybakere, Ralph le Chaumberleyn, Richard de Brichesdene,
Reginald le Sergeaunt, Thomas de Alegate, John de Blebery,
Thomas de Excestre, Thomas de Piphurst, John atte Welle,
Richard de Croydone.
Receipts of divers Wards for arming the men aforesaid, and for
purchase of their guns, expenses, &c.
Of the Ward of Castle Baynard, 53s. 4d.; Alegate, 2 marks.;
Bisshopesgate, 6 marks.; Cornhull, 5 marks 10s. 4d.; Queenhithe, 5 marks; Douegate, 9 marks; Bredestrete, £7 9s. 2d.;
Bridge, £9 6s. 8d.; Farndone Within, £9 17s.; Vintry, 12 marks;
Bradestrete, 10 marks; Chepe, £12, Farndone Without,
7 marks; Bassieshawe, 40s.; Cordewanerstrete, 16 marks;
Aldresgate, 2 marks; Candelwykestrete, 6 marks; Colmanstrete, 6 marks; Walbroke, £7; Langeburne, 6 marks; Billyngesgate, £6 13s. 4d.; Tower, £9 6s. 8d.; Crepelgate Within,
£6 6s. 8d.; Crepelgate Without, 5 marks; Portsokne, 33s. 4d.
Total, £139 9s. 10d.
Expenses, (fn. 6) total, £137 11s. 7d.
Ordinacio de braciatoribus et concessio eorumdem.
Be it remembered that on Wednesday after the Feast of
All Saints [1 Nov.], 11 Edward III. [A. D. 1337], came all the
brewers and brewsters of the City and suburbs before Henry
Darci, the Mayor, John de Grantham, Gregory de Nortone,
John Hamond, Andrew Aubrey, Ralph de Uptone, Simon
Fraunceys, Nicholas Crane, and others of the Commonalty, on
summons, and they were forbidden by the said Mayor and
Aldermen to sell by any other measure than a gallon, potel,
and quart, or to sell a gallon of the best ale for more than
three halfpence, or a gallon of medium ale for more than a
penny, or of a worse quality for more than three farthings.
And the same day it was ordained by the said Mayor and
Aldermen, and agreed to by the said brewers, that if any of
them made default in any of the premises, the delinquent should
for the first offence be committed to prison, there to remain
three days, and on his exit pay 40 pence to the City's use, and
for the second offence be committed for six days and pay half
a mark, and for the fourth [sic] offence abjure the City, &c. (fn. 7)
Breve de Tha misia piland' et de denar de reddit' religio sor et al' levand' ad eandem etc.
Writ of Edward, Duke of Cornwall and Custos of England,
to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Sheriffs of London, charging
them to fortify the City and protect the Thames against invasion,
and to call to their aid all those holding rents in the City, as
well religious as others. Dated at Kenyngtone, 23 Oct., 12 Edward III. [A. D. 1338].
Folio xix b.
The account of Richard de Gaunt and Thomas le Peautrer,
Wardens of the Conduit, rendered before Richard le Lacer,
Alderman, and Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, auditors
appointed by Henry Darci, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, viz.,
for one year from the Feast of the Nativity of St. John Bapt.
[24 June], anno 7 Edward III. [A. D. 1333].
The said Richard charges himself and the said Thomas, who
is dead (qui mortuus), with the sum of £6 and 18d. received in
quitrent for divers tankards. He discharges himself of the sum
of £9 10s. 2d. for lead and other necessaries for the Conduit.
The account of the aforesaid Richard and Thomas [sic] for
one year from the same Feast, anno 8 Edward III. [A. D. 1334].
They charge themselves [sic] with the sum of £6 6s. 6d.
received in quitrent for divers tynes (tynis), tankards, &c.
The said Richard discharges himself of the sum of £4 and
22d. for making a clay wall around the head of the Conduit at
The account of the aforesaid Richard and Thomas [sic] for
one year from the same Feast, anno 9 Edward III. [A. D. 1335],
and up to the Feast of St. Clement next ensuing [23 Nov.].
They charge themselves with the sum of £6 13s. 4d. received
in quitrent of divers tynes and tankards.
They discharge themselves of the sum of £7 11s. 7½d. for
the repair of two broken brass taps (clavorum), &c. (fn. 8)
Querela facta pro Conductu.
Plaint made in the Husting for Pleas of Land held on Monday
after the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.], 11 Edward III.
[A. D. 1337], by John de Enefeld, Thomas de Kestevene, John
le Kyng, "armurer," Geoffrey de Gedelestone, William de
St. Elena, William de Brunne, and others [not named], living
near the Conduit, that the Commonalty were deprived of the
water of the Conduit owing to its being so much used by
brewers, who carried it away in vessels called "tynes."
Prohibuio de tynis ad Con ductum.
Judgment given to the effect that John atte Barnette and
William le Peautrer, Wardens of the Conduit, are to seize
tynes so brought and retain them for the benefit of the Conduit. (fn. 9)
Ordinacio pro coreis bovinis et vaccinis vend' cuicum que etc.
At a congregation of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty,
held on Friday after the Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct.], 12 Edward III. [A. D. 1338], there being present Henry Darci, the
Mayor, John de Prestone, Reginald de Conduit, John de
Grantham, Richard Lacer, Andrew Aubrey, Simon Fraunceys,
John Hamond, Ralph de Uptone, Richard Costantyn, Richard
de Berkyng, Roger de Forsham, Nicholas Crane, and William
de Brykelesworth, it was ordained that every freeman of the
City might in future, for the common good of the citizens, sell
his ox hides and cow hides to whom he would without hindrance
of the Sheriffs or their officers, &c.
Folio xx b.
At a congregation of Henry Darci, the Mayor, the Aldermen,
and a great Commonalty, held on Monday the Feast of Souls
[2 Nov.], 12 Edward III. [A. D. 1338], Robert Flambard,
Serjeant-at-arms of the City, presented letters from the King,
dated at Antwerp, 18 Oct., 12 Edward III. [A. D. 1338], excusing
him from executing the duty of Macebearer (loffice de porter la
mace) in the City, lately conferred upon him for life, by reason
of his being engaged in attendance on the King. (fn. 10)
Eleccio Joh'is "Beyuyn" in proclama torem (fn. 11)
In the same congregation John Bevyn was, with the consent
of the above Robert, sworn to execute the office of Macebearer
and to take the profits thereof until the said Robert was willing
to occupy the same personally.
Thereupon the said Robert surrendered to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty the bailiwick which he had in Suthewerk (fn. 12)
at their hands.
Dimissio ballive de Suthewerk.
Afterwards, viz., at the Husting held on Monday the Feast
of St. Clement [23 Nov.], 12 Edward III. [A. D. 1338], the
bailiwick of Suthwerk was given to Nicholas de Abyndone at
an annual rent of £12. Sureties for the said Nicholas, viz.,
John Bole, Richard Paterling, and Henry le Vannere, who
bound themselves jointly and severally before Henry Darci, the
Mayor, John Hamond, Richard de Berkyng, Roger de Forsham,
Walter Neel, William de Brikelesworth, Aldermen, Roger de
Depham, the Recorder, and the Commonalty.
Br'e R' pro parliamento.
Writ of the Earl of Cornwall for the election of two citizens
to attend a Parliament to be held at Westminster the morrow
of St. Hillary [13 Jan.] next. (fn. 13) Dated at Kenyngtone, 15 Nov.,
12 Edward III. [A. D. 1338].