Folios lxi - lxx
June 1342 -

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1904

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75-88

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'Folios lxi - lxx: June 1342 -', Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: F: 1337-1352 (1904), pp. 75-88. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33534 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Folio lxi.

Securitas facta Joh'i de Welleford et sorori sue per Joh'em Olyver etc.

Be it remembered that on Friday after the Feast of St. Botolph [17 June], 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342], came John Olyver, "stokfisshmongere," before Simon Fraunceys, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, and sought permission to enter on a certain tenement lately acquired by him; which tenement John, son of Richard de Welleford, and his sister [Christian name omitted] obtained by an extent from Robert de Bray, tenant of lands and tenements belonging to William de Bray, a mainpernor of Agnes de Welleford, mother and guardian of the aforesaid John and his sister, and the said John Olyver covenanted to render account when desired by the Mayor and Aldermen. Surety for the said John Olyver, viz., Walter de Mordone.

Script' pontis London' per Nich'm de Gloucestre.

Quitclaim by Nicholas de Gloucestre, son of Katherine de St. Alban, lord of the manor of Southall Marreys, (fn. 1) to John Lovekyn and Alan Gille Wardens of London Bridge, of an annual rent of 10s. charged on a tenement in Fridaystrete, which Richard de Gloucestre devised for the maintenance of the said Bridge. (fn. 2) Witnesses, John de Mockynge, Alderman of Bridge, Walter de Mordone, Adam Lucas, Ralph de Lenne, John de Croydone, Robert Swote, John Syward, John de Eynesham, John de Tiffeld, Nicholas de Harewedone, clerk, and others [not named]. Dated Friday the eve of SS. Peter and Paul [29 June], 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342].

Folio lxi b.

Script' Nigelli de Hakeneye et Ric'i patris sui per Joh' Porte nayre etc.

Nil quia Ald'.

Quitclaim by John de Portenaire, a Lombard, and John Antilla, a Lombard, merchants of Florence, to "Neal," son of Richard de Hakeneye, tenant in fee of the Manor of Bedeman gore, (fn. 3) co. Kent, and to the said Richard de Hakeneye, tenant of the same for a term of years, of all right of action, &c., they may have under a statute merchant in the sum of £546 made by William de Cheyne, Knt., a former tenant of the said manor. (fn. 4) Witnesses, John de Caustone, William Haunsard, Richard de Lambhethe, Henry Wymond, William Box, John Youn, Aleyn Gibbe, Robert de Hakeneye, Cambyn Fulbert, John de Tolouse, Robert de Stoktone, Robert Pykeman the elder, and others [not named]. Dated at London, 3 April, 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342].

Quietacla ma o Joh'is de Portenaire.

A general release granted by the above Richard de Hakeneye to the above John de Portenaire and John Antilla. Witnesses as above. Dated at London, 20 June, 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342].

Folio lxii.

Extent' facte [sic] deredditib' Alicre fil' Joh'is de la Marche.

Extent made before Simon Fraunceys, Mayor, Roger de Depham, Alderman, and Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, Wednesday after the Feast of St. Laurence [10 Aug.], 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342], of the tenements and rents which descended to Alice, daughter of John de la Marche, on the death of her father, who held the same by the courtesy of England (per curialitatem Anglie), on the oath of Richard de Welleford, John le Mareschal, Hugh Trappe, Robert Aspal, John atte Gate, Roger le Wyse, John Deveneys, Adam de Bernham, Nicholas de Sandewyche, John de Coventre, John de Briggewater, and Gilbert Payn.

A second extent made before the same Friday before the Feast of St. Alphege [19 April], 17 Edward III. [A.D. 1343], of the property which came to the said Alice on the decease of Isabella Paas, her grandmother, on the oath of Richard le Mirourer, Walter de Bamptone, John atte Gate, William de Chelreye, Nicholas de Sandewyche, John le Mareschal, Peter de Kyngestone, John de Coventre, John de Sellynge, Peter de Bernham, Hereman le Settere, and Thomas de Pageham. The jury find (inter alia) that a certain brewery in the parish of St. Mary de Aldermariecherche descended to the aforesaid Alice, daughter of John de la Marche, and to Alice, wite of Adam de Westone, "Harpour," after the decease of the aforesaid Isabella Paas.

De obitu Joh'is de Oxonia Maioris et elec cione Simonis Fraunceys in Maiorem.

Be it remembered that on Tuesday the morrow of St. Botolph [17 June], 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342], John de Oxonia, the Mayor of London, died at the hour of the parish mass (hora misse parochialis), and his decease having been announced to Roger de Depham, Alderman and Recorder, the said Roger, on behalf of the lord the King and the Commonalty, commanded Richard de Berkynge and John de la Rokele, the Sheriffs, to forthwith summon, by their serjeants, all the Aldermen and the better and wealthier of the Commoners then in the City to be present at the Guildhall the same day at the third hour (fn. 5) at the latest (eodem die hora tercia ad ultimum), to elect a Mayor in the place of the said John, the Mayor, deceased. And the same day the said Aldermen and Commoners unanimously elected Simon Fraunceys, Alderman, to be Mayor, who, according to custom, was immediately sworn, and the next day they presented him as their Mayor-elect, according to custom, to the Treasurer and Barons of the Exchequer at Westminster, by whom he was honourably and without any gainsaying admitted and sworn.

Folio lxii b.

Br'e pro visu habendo ubi vina extra huntur in Tabernis.

Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs for proclamation to be made against vintners and taverners mixing bad wine with good, and for allowing customers to see whence their wine is drawn. (fn. 6) Witness the King at the Tower, 13 July, 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342].

De sessione Justic' apud Sc'm Martinum magnum ad inquirend' de lanis non custumat' quod non cedat in prejudicium libert' civit' etc.

Letters patent declaring that a session to be held in the City by Robert Parvynge, William Scot, William Cusance, Master John de Thoresby, Simon Fraunceys, the Mayor, and Roger de Depham, appointed by the King to examine indictments during the Mayoralty of John de Oxenford touching wool not cocketed (non cokkettatis) and exported, shall not be to the pre judice of the City's franchise Witness the King at Wyndesore, 15 July, 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342].

Br'e de auro Regine sicut al'.

Writ alias to the Sheriffs to summon the Mayor, Aldermen, and good men of the City to appear before the Barons of the Exchequer at Westminster on the morrow of St. Michael [29 Sept.] to show cause why they have not paid the sum of 110 marks due for Queen's gold. Witness Robert de Sadyngtone at Westminster, 15 July, 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342].

Folio lxiii.

Br'e quod Maior et communitas sint cor' Justic' de Banco ad r' exec test'i Rob'ti de Bar delby de £xxx etc .

Writ to the Sheriffs for precept to issue to the Mayor and Commonalty for the delivery to William Scot and Robert de "Elmestede," executors of Robert de Bardelby, clerk, of the sum of £30 unjustly detained, as alleged; otherwise they are to appear at Westminster fifteen days after Michaelmas to show cause, &c. Sureties for the prosecution, viz., William Leaute de Lokyngtone and Theobald Poleyn of co. Essex. Witness the King at the Tower, 12 Aug, 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342].

Ordinacio Maioris et Alderm' ac vinetar' pro visu habendo ubi vina extra huntur.

In a congregation of Mayor, Aldermen, and great Commonalty held on Thursday the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342], when there were present Simon Fraunceys, the Mayor, John de Grantham, Henry Darci, Andrew Aubrey, Roger de Depham, Richard Lacer, Walter Turk, William de Caustone, John Hamond, William de Thorneye, John de Ayllesham, and Richard de Berkynge and John de la Rokele, the Sheriffs, it was ordained that no taverner should mix bad wine with good, or forbid any one of a company drinking in his house from going into the cellar and inspecting the casks and drinking vessels, &c. The following vintners were present and gave their assent, viz., Thomas Gisors, Nicholas Ponge, John Hablond, John Blaunche, John Fynche, John Chaucer, (fn. 7) "Blakecolle," (fn. 8) Robert de Hanwode, Henry Fannere, John de Stodeye, Walter atte Goot, John de Coggeshale, John Fychet, John Beauflour, and John de Cliftone.

De pueris Alexide Knop wede viz. de bonis eisdem legat'.

Be it remembered that on Friday after the Feast of the Nativity B. M. [8 Sept.], 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342], came William de Chesham, "dieghere," before John de Aylesham, Alderman, and Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, and received from Roisia, late wife and executrix of John de Knopwed, mercer, the sum of 15 marks bequeathed to William, Johanna, and Cristina, children of Alexander de Knopwed, late brother of the said John; (fn. 9) to hold the same in trust for the said children. Sureties for the said William, viz., Walter de Mordone and Bartholomew Deumars.

Folio lxiii b.

Scriptum d'ni Will'i de Wythes vicar' eccl'ie Sc'i Laur' in Juda ismo per magr'm et scolar dom' de Baliolhalle.

sol' ijs. vjd.

Lease by the Master and Scholars of Balliolhalle, Oxford, Rectors of the church of St. Laurence Jewry, to Sir William de Wythes, perpetual vicar of the same, of one-fourth part of a certain tenement and garden which the said Master and Scholars hold in the parish of St. Laurence aforesaid, the property being situate near the Guildhall towards the east and extending from the churchyard from south to north; to hold the said property to the said William for a term of forty years at an annual rent of 20s. The said Master and Scholars further grant that if the said Sir William die before the expiration of the term the garden shall remain to Richard de Notingham for the unexpired term. Witnesses, Thomas de Worstede, Geoffrey Tableter, William Aylward, Roger Madour, John de Gildeford, William de Shrouesbury, and others [not named]. Dated at Oxford, the Feast of the Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept], 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342].

Scriptum Ric'i de Notingham per eosdem.

sol' ijs. vjd.

Another lease from the same to Richard de Notingham, mercer, of three-fourths of the above tenement and garden situate near the tenement of Richard Lacer towards the west; to hold the same for a like term at an annual rent of 60s., together with the reversion of the remainder of the same garden after the decease of Sir William de Wythes, perpetual vicar of the church of St. Laurence Jewry. Witnesses and date as above.

Be it remembered that on Tuesday after the Feast of the Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.], 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342], came Hugh de Corbrigge, Master of the house of Scholars of Balliolhall, Oxford, and caused the above two deeds to be enrolled.

Folio lxiv.

Bre pro parliam'to apud Westm' ten end' et pro civib' habend ibidem.

Writ to the Sheriffs for the election of two citizens to attend a Council (consilium seu tractatum) to be held at Westminster with the Prelates, Magnates, and Commons of the realm on Wednesday after the Feast of St. Edward the Confessor next [13 Oct.], by Edward, Duke of Cornwall, Custos of the realm, the King himself being about to cross the sea. (fn. 10) Witness the King at Eastry, 12 Sept., 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342].

De muragio Poletrie apud la Ledenhalle.

Wednesday after the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342], the ferm of the murage at "la Ledenhall" demised to John de Roystone; to hold from the following Thursday until the quinzaine of SS. Simon and Jude, he paying each week 15½d., or 9s. in all. Sureties for the said John, viz., John de Stafford, cordwainer, and Cristian de Bury.

Afterwards the said murage was granted to the said John for 5 marks by the year.

Folio lxiv b.

Acquietanc executor' testa menti Hug de Gartone per Hugon' fil ejusdem Hugonis.

Acquittance by Hugh, son of Hugh de Gartone, late mercer, to John de Caustone and John Dallynge, his father's executors, for money due under his father's will. Witnesses, William de Caustone, Nicholas atte Mersshe, John de Gartone, William de Panetria, Simon de Gartone, and others [not named]. Dated Friday the Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct.], 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342].

Acknowledged before Roger de Depham and Richard Lacer, Aldermen, and Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, on Saturday before the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342].

Br'e d'ni R' quod Maior et co'itas sint cor' Justic' d'ni R' de banco etc.

Writ to the Sheriffs to take pledges for the appearance of the Mayor and Commonalty before the King's Justices at Westminster fifteen days after St. Martin's Day [11 Nov.], to answer William Scot and Robert de "Elnestede," executors of Robert de Bardelby, clerk, on a plea of detention of money, and to show cause why the said Mayor and Commonalty failed to appear on summons before the Justices fifteen days after Michaelmas Witness J[ohn] de Stonore at Westminster, 4 Nov., 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342].

Dimissio muragii de Smethefeld.

Thursday after the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.], 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342], the murage of Smethefeld demised to John de Stafford, cordwainer, by Simon Fraunceys, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, at a monthly rent of 13s. 4d. Sureties for the said John, viz., Geoffrey de Rokyngham, cordwainer, and Ralph le Kyng, "bocher."

De porta de Alegate dimissa Joh'i Lucas clerico vic'.

Vacat quia habet co'e sigillum pro repa racione domorum ejusdem porte.

Friday after the Feast of Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.], 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342], the houses above (ultra) Alegate granted to John Lucas, clerk of the Sheriffs, by Simon Fraunceys, the Mayor, John de Grantham, Andrew Aubrey, Roger de Depham, William de Thorneye, John Hamond, Richard Lacer, John de Refham, William de Caustone, Richard de Berkynge, William de Brikelesworth, John de Aylesham, John de Northhalle, Richard Costantyn, and William de Pontefract, Aldermen, the said John Lucas paying therefor into the Chamber of the Guildhall yearly the sum of 13s. 4d., and covenanting to keep the houses in good repair.

Electi pro custodia mesteri Telar'.

Saturday the Feast of St. Andrew [30 Nov.], 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342], John de Camerwell and Thomas atte Grene, bailiffs of the Weavers, and John Payn, beadle of the same, sworn before Simon Fraunceys, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, to safeguard the mistery of the said Weavers, &c.

Folio lxv.

Scriptum Walteri atte Condut per Simon' de Heleghe capell'm et Jul' Bloundel.

ijs. vjd.

Assignment by Simon de Heleghe, chaplain, and Juliana Bloundel to Walter atte Condut, vintner, of an annual quitrent of 100s. charged on tenements at the corner of Bredstrete held sometime by Isabella Godchepe and Richard de Brusyngham, which rent charge had been granted to the said Simon and Juliana for their lives by William de Mussendene. (fn. 11) Simon Fraunceys, Mayor, John Lovekyn and Richard de Kyselingbury, Sheriffs, Andrew Aubri, Alderman of the Ward. (fn. 12) Witnesses, Geoffrey de Westone, Thomas de Oxeneford, Robert de Draytone, John atte Condut, William de Walyngford, and others [not named]. Dated Thursday after the Feast of St. Edmund [20 Nov.], 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342].

The above deed acknowledged before John de Refham, Alderman, and Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, on Tuesday the morrow of St. Katherine [25 Nov], 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342].

Script' indentat' int' eosdem.

ijs. vjd.

Indenture of covenant that the above grant shall be void on payment to the said Walter de Condut or his executors of the sum of £20 at Michaelmas, A.D. 1350, in the church of St. Martin in the Vintry by the aforesaid Simon and Juliana or either of them. Dated Thursday after the Feast of St. Edmund [20 Nov.], 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342].

Folio lxv b.

Script' Alic' de Spersholte et Rog'i de Wodhulle per Adam de Westone et Alic' ux' eius.

ijs. vjd.

Lease by Adam de Westone and Alice his wife to Alice de Spersholte and Roger de Wodhulle of a tenement in Watlyngstrete in the parish of St. Mary de Aldermaricherche for a term of twenty-four years at an annual rent of 25s. Simon Fraunceys, Mayor, John Lovekyn and Richard de Kyselyngbury, Sheriffs, John de Grantham, Alderman of the Ward. (fn. 13) Witnesses, Richard de Welleford, John de Kelyngworth, William de Bannebury, Peter de Kyngestone, William de Chelry, Richard Chaucer, (fn. 14) John atte Gate, John de Berkynge, William de Derby, &c. Dated in the said parish of Aldermaricherche, Saturday the Feast of St. Clement [23 Nov.], 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342].

Folio lxvi.

De lagena vini Vascon' vend' pro iiij d et vinum Renys pro vj d .

Precept on behalf of the King sent by the Mayor and Aldermen to each of the Sheriffs, viz., John Lovekyn and Richard de Kyselyngbury, on Tuesday the morrow of St. Katherine [25 Nov.], 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342], to the effect that they and their serjeants should visit all taverns where wine is sold, and command the wine sellers to sell no Gascon wine for more than 4d. a gallon nor Rhenish wine for more than 6d., nor keep the two wines in the same cellar, and, further, to allow customers to see their wine drawn according to the late proclamation. (fn. 15)

Bladar' jur pro custodia mercati pavi mentorum.

Thursday after the Feast of St. Katherine [25 Nov.], 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342], Robert le Taverner, Laurence le Whyte, John de Brayneford, John Cole, and Thomas Warde, cornmongers, elected before Simon Fraunceys, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and the Sheriffs to be wardens of the corn market on the pavement at Grascherche; and William de Sandale, John de Enefeld, Peter atte Corner, Robert de Cliderhowe, Richard de St. Giles, John de Nortone, Adam Broun, John atte Ston, and William de Beauner (Beauver ?), cornmongers, elected guardians of the corn market on the pavement at Neugate; and they were sworn to keep the said markets according to the ordinances in the Red Book of Memoranda, fo xxxix, (fn. 16) and in the White Book of Memoranda, fo. xliv, (fn. 17) &c.

De balliva de Suthewerk dimissa Will'o de Iford.

Thursday after the Feast of St. Nicholas [6 Dec.], 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342], the bailiwick of Suthewerk demised by Simon Fraunceys, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and Chamberlain to William de Iford, the Common Serjeant, at a yearly rent of £10.

Breve sicut pluries pro auro Regine.

Writ pluries to the Mayor, Aldermen, and good men of the Commonalty of the City to appear before the Barons of the Exchequer at Westminster the morrow of the Purification B. M. [2 Feb.] to show cause why they had not paid the sum of 110 marks due to Queen Philippa as "Queen's gold." Witness R[obert] de Sadyngtone at Westminster, 20 Dec., 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342].

Folio lxvi b.

Br'e R' promurag' non prestando.

Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs not to exact murage, pontage, and pavage from merchants of Flanders. Witness Edward, Duke of Cornwall, Custos of England, &c., at Kenyngtone, 8 Feb., 17 Edward III. [A.D. 1342-3].

Allocac' fact hominibus Flandr' de muragio non prestando.

Pursuant to the above writ precept was issued by the Mayor and Aldermen to the collectors of murage to restore any distress taken from Flemings.

Breve protreng' proclamand'.

Writ to the Sheriffs of London for proclamation to be made of the truce that had been made between England and France for three years. Dated 20 Feb., 17 Edward III. [A.D. 1342-3]. (fn. 18)

Proclamation made accordingly on Monday after the Feast of St. Matthias [24 Feb.].

Folio lxvii.

Breve pro parliamento apud Westm' tenend'.

Writ to the Sheriffs for the election of two citizens to attend a Parliament to be held at Westminster before the Feast of the Nativity of St. John Bapt. [24 June] to consider the terms of the truce with France. (fn. 19) Witness E[dward], Duke of Cornwall, Custos of England, &c., at Byflet, 24 Feb., 17 Edward III. [A.D. 1342-3].

Writ to the Sheriffs to distrain the Mayor and Commonalty, &c., and have their bodies before the Justices at Westminster fifteen days after Easter to answer William Scot and Robert de "Elnestede," executors of Robert de Bardelby, clerk, in a plea for rendering to them the sum of £30, &c. [No date.]

Concessio facta carnificibus de parochia Sancti Nich'i pro viscer' bestiar' mundand'.

At the Husting for Common Pleas held on Monday before the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 17 Edward III. [A.D. 1342- 1343], Simon Fraunceys, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and the Commonalty of the City granted to the butchers of the parish of St. Nicholas at the Shambles a parcel of land in Secollane adjoining the Flete for the purpose of cleansing the entrails of beasts, the said butchers to repair and maintain a certain wharf, and to pay yearly to the Mayor for the time being a boar's head. (fn. 20)

Folio lxvii b.

Script' int' d'um Joh'em Wythorne et Ric'm Godchep et Marger' uxorem ejus.

Indenture of covenant by Sir John Wythorne de Duntone, chaplain, that a certain bond shall be void on condition that he be allowed peaceably to enjoy certain tenements in the parish of St. James de Garlekhethe in the Vintry granted to him by Richard Godchepe and Margery his wife. Witnesses, Richard de Rothinge, Walter Neel, Henry Gesors, Michael Mynot, William Claptus, John de Cressyngham, Robert de Lincoln, Philip de Shobyndone, Thomas de Sharnebroke, Gilbert Pany (Pavy ?), John de Stebbenhethe, clerk, and many others [not named]. Dated Monday after the Feast of Invention of H. Cross [3 May], 17 Edward III. [A.D. 1343].

Scriptum Steph'i de Hodesdone.

Lease by William de Salesbury, fishmonger, and Juliana his wife to Stephen de Hodesdone, cook, of a certain cellar under a shop in the parish of St. Christopher de Bradestrete, and another shop in Lovelane in the same parish situate near the tenement of Simon Cote, for a term of twelve years, at an annual rent of 18s. Witnesses, Ralph de Cantebrege, William de Cantebrege, Philip Swift, Peter de Grenestede, John de Estwyk, and others [not named]. Dated Tuesday after the Feast of the Invention of H. Cross [3 May], 17 Edward III. [A.D. 1343].

ijs. vjd.

The above deed acknowledged before John de Aylesham, Alderman, and Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, Friday after the Feast of St. Barnabas [11 June], 17 Edward III. [A.D. 1343]. Paid 2s. 6d.

Fos lxviii-lxviii b.

De tribus septimanis Purificationis Beate Marie [2 Feb.] anno xvii Regis Edwardi tercii [A.D. 1342-3].

Preceptum vic' quod scire fac' Maior' et Alder'is essendi ad scaccarium d'ni R'.

Precept to the Sheriffs for the Mayor, Aldermen, and good men of the City to appear before the Barons this day to show cause why the sum of 110 marks due to the Queen in respect of 1,100 marks lately granted to the King on account of the fifteenth granted to him by Parliament in the eighth year of his reign should not be levied on their goods and chattels. The Queen prosecutes by Peter de Bylaugh her attorney, the Mayor and Aldermen, &c., defend by Geoffrey de Astone their attorney, and produce letters patent dated at the vill of St. John, 1 July, 10 Edward III. [A.D. 1336], acquitting them of such payment as the aforesaid sum of 1,100 marks was not paid by way of a fine, but as a free gift. (fn. 21)

Thereupon the Queen's attorney claimed that Queen's gold had frequently been paid on voluntary gifts, as shown by books of the Exchequer, and moreover it was the King's wish that his consort should have her gold like other Queens notwithstanding any orders to the contrary, and he produces the King's writ dated at the Tower, 15 March, 12 Edward III. [A.D. 1337-8], to that effect. The Court desires to deliberate, and a day is given.

Folio lxix.

Lease by Edmund de Malyns, son of Henry Buscre de Malynes, to James Gournay, called "Sherman," and Johanna his wife of a tenement which the grantor had of John le Bole in the parish of St. Peter de Cornhull, situate near the tenements of John de Tolouse, senior, and Hugh de Kent, and the garden of Sir John de Neville, called "Ledenhall gardyn"; to hold the same for a term of 100 years at an annual rent of £4, Simon Fraunceys being Mayor, Richard de Keselyngbery and John Lovekyn, Sheriffs, and Bartholomew Deumars, Alderman of the Ward. (fn. 22) Witnesses, John de Tolouse, senior, Cambin Fulberd, Walter de Lyndewode, Jordan Baudry, John Pycot, Henry de Norhamptone, Thomas de Merewode, clerk, and others [not named]. Dated Tuesday the Feast of Nativity of St. John [24 June], 17 Edward III. [A.D. 1343].

Acknowledged before Richard de Rothinge, Alderman, and Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, Wednesday after the Feast of Translation of St. Thomas [7 July], 17 Edward III. [A.D. 1343].

Folio lxix b.

Br'e pro auro Regine.

Writ to the Sheriffs to levy the sum of 110 marks due for Queen's gold on the goods and chattels of the Mayor and Commonalty. Witness R[obert] de Sadyngtone at Westminster, 5 July, 17 Edward III. [A.D. 1343].

Eleccio Nich'i de Abyndone in servientem proclamatorem civitat'.

Friday after the Feast of Translation of St. Thomas [7 July], 17 Edward III. [A.D. 1343], Nicholas de Abyndone elected Common Serjeant Crier (in communem servientem proclamatorem (fn. 23) ) of the City in the presence of Simon Fraunceys, the Mayor, Roger de Depham, William de Caustone, Richard Lacer, John Hamond, Walter Turk, John de Caustone, Walter Neel, William de Poumfreyt, John de Ayllesham, William de Brikelesworth, John de Grantham, William de Thorneye, and Richard de Berkynge, Aldermen, Richard de Keselyngbury and John Lovekyn, Sheriffs, and a great number of Commoners; to hold the same during good behaviour and to receive the issues and profits of old accustomed.

Saturday the Feast of St. Alphege [19 April], 17 Edward III. [A.D. 1343], the guardianship of Alice, daughter of John de la Marche, aged seven years, committed to Roger de Wodhulle, "chaundeler," together with her property, by Simon Fraunceys, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain. Sureties, viz., John de Dallynge, mercer, residing in Bassieshawe, and William de Derby, "taillour," residing in Cordewanerstrete.

Folio lxx.

L'ra d' no Pape directa per Principen Wallie ac Com' Baron' et co'itatem regni Anglie pro alienigenis non beneficiand' in Angl'.

Letter from Edward, Prince of Wales, the Earls, Barons, burgesses, &c., of the realm of England assembled in the Parliament held at Westminster in the quinzaine of Easter last, (fn. 24) to Pope Clement [VI.], objecting to English benefices being conferred on foreigners. No date. (fn. 25)

Folio lxx b.

Proclamation made Sunday after the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], 17 Edward III. [A.D. 1343], for maintaining the peace and government of the City, regulating the business of taverner, brewer, hosteler, &c.

Br'e ad distringend' Maiorem et co'itatem etc.

Writ alias to the Sheriffs to distrain the Mayor and Commonalty by all their lands and chattels to appear before the Justices at Westminster in the octave of St. Michael to answer William Scot and Robert de "Elmestede," executors of Robert de Bardelby, clerk, in a plea for the restoration of a sum of £30. Witness J[ohn] de Stonore at Westminster, 11 July, 17 Edward III. [A.D. 1343].

Footnotes

1 Identical with the manor of Wool- wich. Gilbert de Marisco, according to Hasted ('Hist. of Kent,' i. 43), held it about the beginning of the reign of Edward I., and assumed the name De Marisco from the estate which he enjoyed in the marshes The manor afterwards passed into the hands of the famous John de Pulte neye, who died in 1349. How and when it came into the possession of Nicholas de Gloucester, a son of Katherine, daughter of Geoffrey de St. Alban, with whom (sc. Katherine) Richard de Gloucester appears to have formed a liaison, and to whom as well as to John, another of her sons, he left a large property in the City, is not clear. See the will of Richard de Gloucester, dated 24 Nov., 1328, 'Cal. of Wills, Court of Husting,' i. 342.
2 The rent-charge was bequeathed for the specific purpose of maintaining the Thames embankment within the manor.
3 Badmangore, near Linsted, co. Kent.
4 Son of Sir Alexander de Cheney, of Patricksborne, co. Kent; died possessed of the manor, anno 8 Edward III. Hasted's 'Kent,' ii. 686.
5 Meaning probably 3 P.M. Cf. supra, p. 74n.; 'Memorials,' pp. 212, 213.
6 See 'Memorials,' p. 213. Cf. 'Pleas and Memoranda,' Roll A 4, membr. 5. Ordinances to similar effect were frequently made. See 'Memorials,' p. 82; 'Liber Cust.,' i. 425; Letter-Book G, fo. ii. b.
7 Father of the poet, and perhaps the same John Chaucer who was deputy to the King's Butler in the Port of Southampton in 1348 and Collector of Customs in that and other ports. See 'Life Records of Chaucer,' part iv. p. xi.
8 Probably identical with Nicholas called "Blakecoll," a vintner, re- corded supra, p. 53.
9 See the will of John de Knop- wed, proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting in July, 1341. 'Cal. of Wills,' i. 448.
10 The King did not leave England until the 4th October It was pro bably this Council or Parliament that the late Bishop Stubbs referred to when he remarked that, although during the short visit paid by Edward to Brit- tany in the winter of 1342-3 "an attempt was made by the Regent his son Edward to hold a Parliament for the southern counties, the estates were not called together until the 28th of April, 1343" ('Const. Hist.,' ii. 392) Cf. supra, p. 73, note.
11 Cf. supra, pp. 72-3.
12 Bread Street.
13 Cordwainer Street.
14 Vide supra, p. 47n. In 1341 he had been appointed deputy to Rey- mund Seguyn, the King's Butler, in the Port of London, for the purpose of collecting the King's customs on wines due from foreigners, and in the following year was made a commissioner (with others) to de- tain vessels for the King's passage to France. See 'Life Records of Chaucer,' part iv. pp. 335-6. By his will dated and enrolled in the Court of Husting in 1349, he desired to be buried in the church of St. Mary, Aldermary. 'Cal. of Wills,' i. 590.
15 Printed by Delpit, op. cit., p. 69.
16 Apparently a wrong reference.
17 See 'Cal. Letter-Book E,' pp. 56- 57.
18 Rymer, 'Fœdera,' vol. ii. pt. ii. p. 1219.
19 This Parliament met on the 28th April and sat until the 20th May, the lords temporal and spiritual sitting in a different house from the representative members. It approved the truce which had been made with France. 'Rot. Parl.,' vol. ii. p. 136.
20 'Memorials,' p. 214.
21 Vide supra, pp. 68-9.
22 Bishopsgate.
23 Vide supra, p. 30, note 2.
24 The Parliament met on the 28th April and sat until the 20th May. In it the King created his eldest son Prince of Wales. Stubbs, 'Const. Hist.,' ii. 392, note 2.
25 As printed (with translation) in Murimuth ('Contin. Chron.,' Rolls Series, No. 93, pp. 138 42) and Avesbury ('De Gestis Edwardi Tertii,' ibid, pp. 353-4) the letter bears date the 18th May, 1343. Papal claims to ecclesiastical patronage in England had greatly increased since the begin ning of the century. Murimuth (op. cit., pp. 229-30) gives a curious ac count of the interview at Avignon which the English envoy, Sir John Shoreditch, had with the Pope on presenting this letter of remonstrance.