Securitas pro xi£ vjs ijd ob' ad op' Joh'is fil' Steph'i le Mazerer.
Tuesday the eve of the Assumption [15 Aug.], 21 Edward III. [A.D. 1347], came John le Mazerer and acknowledged that he held certain moneys in trust for John, son of Stephen le Mazerer. Sureties, viz., John atte Barnette and John de Wendovere, vintner.
Br'e contra captores et provisores hos picii d'ni Regis.
Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation that no purveyor of the King's household take anything without payment, and that those who had suffered loss at the hands of such purveyors since the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.] last past should go before the Chancellor and Treasurer, who would render satisfaction. Witness Leonel the King's son, &c., at Redynge, 20 Aug., 21 Edward III. [A.D. 1347].
Folio cxli b.
Br'e quod ho mines ad arma armati et sagittar' se festinant ver sus Caleys ad d'um Regem.
Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation for the immediate return to France of those who had quitted the army before Caleys and returned to England for recreation or other cause,so that they be at Caleys by Sunday before the Feast of the Nativity B.M. [8 Sept.], a ready passage being provided for them at Sandwych and Dover. Witness Leonel the King's son, &c., at Gloucestre, 20 Aug., 21 Edward III. [A.D. 1347]
(fn. 1) .
Proclamation made accordingly, Saturday the morrow of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.].
Be it remembered that on Friday the Feast of the Exaltation of Holy Cross [14 Sept.], 21 Edward III. [A.D. 1347], a certain stranger drew his sword in the churchyard of St. Laurence forthe purpose of striking a fugitive to the said church. He was therefore seized and committed to prison until he paid the sumof half a mark to the use of the Commonalty, according to the ordinance.
Md quod Maior p' senta bit unum pres biterum in eccl'ia de Clerkenwell.
Letter from Geoffrey de Wychingham, the Mayor, underthe mayoralty seal, to Nicholas de Hales, Prior of the Church
of the Hospital of St. John at Clerkenewell, nominating John de
Wroxtone to the perpetual chantry then vacant in the saidchurch, the presentation to which fell to the said Mayor, and asking the said Prior to admit the said chaplain and
provide him with food, stipend, &c., according to the terms of the
covenant made with the City by Philip de Thame, a former
Prior, and Brethren of the Hospital under their seal Dated 12 Sept., A.D. 1347.
Letters patent by the above Nicholas de Hales admitting the
above chaplain to the perpetual chantry founded by Sir William de Langeford (fn. 2) in the church of the said Priory. Dated at Clerkenewelle, 16 Sept., A.D. 1347.
Custodia Elizabeth' filie Aubrey Goubbe.
Thursday after the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 21 Edward III. [A.D. 1347], the guardianship of Elizabeth, daughter of "Aubrey" Goubbe, committed by the Mayor, Aldermen,
and the Chamberlain to William de Hockelee and Elicia his
wife, mother of the said Elizabeth. (fn. 3) Sureties, viz., Nicholas
Madefrey and Thomas Frere, fishmongers.
Acquietanc' Will i Bryan et Thom' fil' Cristine Tel mestere de £x.
Acquittance by Richard atte More de Wyndesore, called
"de Saneford," dyer, and Katherine his wife, daughter of
Cristina Telmestere, (fn. 4) to William Bryan, pepperer, and Thomas,son of the said Cristina, executors of the said Cristina, for money
and goods due to the said Katherine under her mother's will Dated 17 Oct., A.D. 1347. Witnesses, John de Stanhope,
Nicholas Corp, Roger Osekyn, Laurence de Halywell, Robertde Hatfeld, and others [not named].
De vicecom' electis.
At a congregation of the Mayor, Aldermen, and entire
Commonalty, held at the Guildhall on Friday the Feast of
St. Matthew [21 Sept.], 21 Edward III. [A.D. 1347], Adam
Brabasson elected Sheriff by the Mayor, and Richard de Basingestoke, goldsmith, by the Commonalty.
Contra lib'tates d'ni Joh'is fil' Wautier quas clam' infra lib'tatem civitatis habere.
At the same congregation it was adjudged that John Fitz
Walter, who renewed a claim to exercise certain franchises within the Ward of Castle Baynard,
(fn. 5) should have no franchise
within the City, nor in future intermeddle in any Pleas in the Guildhall nor other matters affecting the franchise of the City
(fn. 6) .
Folio cxlii b.
Les articles des Heaumers.
Articles of the "Heaumers" approved by Geoffrey de
Wychingham, the Mayor, and the Aldermen at the suit andrequest of the folks of the mistery
(fn. 7) .
Monday after the Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct.], 21 Edward III. [A.D. 1347], Robert de Shirwode, Richard Bridde, and Thomas
Canoun elected and sworn Wardens of the said mistery.
Acquietanc' Nich'i de Acton' aur' factum Nich'o Corp.
sol ijs. vjd.
Acquittance by Nicholas de Actone, goldsmith, son of Nicholasde Actone, clerk,
(fn. 8) to Nicholas Corp, pepperer, for the sum of 20 marks due to him under his father's will, which sum had been
delivered to the said Nicholas Corp by Hugh de "Bramptone," hisfather's executor Dated 21 Oct., 21 Edward III. [A.D. 1347].
Acknowledged before Geoffrey de Wychingham, the Mayor,and Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, Wednesday after
the Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct.].
sol ijs. vjd.
Lease by Thomas, son of Gregory de Fulham, to Adam dela Pole, "stokfisshmongere," of a tenement in the parish of
St. Michael de la Crokedelane, in Thames Street, for a term of
twenty years, at an annual rent of 10 marks Witnesses,
Walter de Mordone, John Lovekyn, Ralph de Lenne, John
Olyver, John Gubbe, Nicholas de Harewedone, clerk, and others
[not named] Dated 16 July, 21 Edward III. [A.D. 1347].
Acknowledged before John Lovekyn, Alderman, and Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, Tuesday after the Feast of St. Luke[18 Oct.].
Folio cxliii b.
sol ijs. vjd.
Indenture of defeasance of a certain letter of statute-merchant
in the sum of £120 in favour of the above Adam on condition of
his being allowed an additional term of fifty years in the abovetenement. Witnesses as above. Dated 20 July, 21 Edward III. [A.D. 1347].
Br'e quod blada non du cantur extra regnum.
Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation against the exportation of corn except only to Caleys Witness the King at
Westminster, 16 Oct., 21 Edward III. [A.D. 1347].
Proclamation made accordingly on Wednesday the eve ofAll Saints [1 Nov.].
Folio cxliv b.
Nil quia aid'.
Recognizance of debt by Edmund, son of John de Mundenede Shordiche, to William de Caustone, mercer, of the sum of
£20 Dated 22 Oct., 21 Edward III. [A.D. 1347] Witnesses,
John de Caustone, Edmund de Hemenhale, Adam Fraunceys,
Giles Spenser, William de Tudenham, William de la Panetrie,Simon de Worthstede, and others [not named].
Acknowledged before John de Caustone, Alderman, Wednesday the eve of All Saints [1 Nov.].
Obligacio facta Ade de Home per Will'm de Grantesdene.
A bond entered into by William de Grantesdene, mercer,
in the sum of £169 in favour of Adam de Home, merchant, of
Wenlok, co. Salop. Dated 7 Nov., A.D. 1347. Witnesses, John
Morlee, Roger atte Vine, Hugh atte Boure, John de Colewelle,
and Roger de Wenlok, mercers of London.
Acknowledged before Thomas Legy, the Mayor, John
Hamond and Geoffrey de Wychingham, Aldermen, andThomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, Thursday after the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.].
Afterwards, viz., on Monday before the Feast of Annunciation B.M. [25 March], 23 Edward III. [A.D. 1348-9], came the
aforesaid Adam before Thomas Leggy, Alderman, and the
aforesaid Chamberlain, and assigned the above debt to Simon
Nich' sol quia condonatur per Maiorem.
Lease by John de Brendewode, fripperer, to Peter Legy,
fripperer, and Margaret his wife, of a seld, &c., on Cornhill,
in the parish of St. Christopher, extending to the tenements of
Sir John de Pulteneye and William le Hore, for a term of
twenty years at an annual rent of 10 marks. Simon Fraunceys,
Mayor, Richard de Berkynge and John Rokele, Sheriffs, John
Hamond, Alderman of the Ward
(fn. 9) Witnesses, Ralph deCauntebrigge, John Levelif, William de Cauntebrigge, John
Eweyn, John de Wodehous, Thomas le Northerne, Philip
Swift, Nicholas de Harewedone, clerk, and others [not named]. Dated Monday after the Feast of Exaltation of Holy Cross
[14 Sept.], 16 Edward III, A.D. 1342.
Folio cxlv b.
Writ to the Sheriffs for the election of two representatives ofthe City to attend a Parliament to be held at Westminster
on the morrow of St. Hillary [13 Jan.],
(fn. 10) also for proclamationto be made to the effect that the Parliament was not for the purpose of imposing aids or tallages or other burdens on the
people, but solely for executing justice and consulting for the common weal. Witness the King at Westminster, 13 Nov.,
21 Edward III. [A.D. 1347].
Afterwards there came another writ for four representatives
of the City to attend.
Return made of four, viz., John Lovekyn, Richard de Berkynge, William de Iford, and Richard de Wycombe.
Eleccio Ball' Telar'.
Wednesday before the Feast of St. Andrew [30 Nov.],
21 Edward III. [A.D. 1347], John de Whiteseld (Whitefeld ?) and
Peter de Gatesdene, weavers, elected and sworn Bailiffs of the
Weavers before Thomas Leggy, the Mayor, and the Aldermen.
sol ijs. vjd.
Grant by Nicholas de Hockele, fishmonger, son of John de
Hockele, late fishmonger, and Alice his wife, to John de
Tingewyk, goldsmith, of an annual quitrent of 26s. 8d. charged
on the tenement of Thomas de Alegate, clerk, in the parish of St. Katherine
(fn. 11) near the church of the Priory and Convent of
Holy Trinity in Alegatestrete, near the tenement of Walter
Cook, to enjoy the said quitrent for a term of six years.
Thomas Leg', Mayor, Adam Brabazon and Richard de Basingstoke, Sheriffs, Richard de Berkynge, Alderman of the Ward. (fn. 12)
Witnesses, Walter Cook, John de Neubery, Thomas Savage,Geoffrey Skynnere, William Beauflour, clerk, and others [not named] Dated Monday after the Feast of St. Lucia [13 Dec.],21 Edward III. [A.D. 1347].
Acknowledged the same day before Henry Darci, Andrew
Aubrey, and William de Thorneye, Aldermen, and Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain.
sol ijs. vjd.
Indenture of agreement that a deed of feoffment by Stephende Fraunsard, called "de Amyas," to Richard de Stondone,
"coffrer," of certain tenements, &c., which the said Stephen
had by devise of Robert Wynnehelm (fn. 13) in Colmanstrete, in the
parish of St. Stephen, shall be void on condition that the said
Richard enjoy peaceable possession of the same for a term of six years Thomas Legy, Mayor, Richard de Basingestoke and
Adam Brabasson, Sheriffs, and William de Thorneye, Aldermanof the Ward
(fn. 14) Witnesses, John de Berkynge, William Gentil,
Robert atte Broke, Thomas Grapefiges, David de Kingestone,
Henry de Ware, Nicholas de Harewedone, clerk, and others [not named]. Dated Wednesday after the Feast of Conception B.M. [8 Dec.],
21 Edward III. [A.D. 1347].
Acknowledged before Richard de Kiselingbery, Alderman, and the Chamberlain, the same day as the preceding deed.
Folio cxlvi b.
Script' Will'i Galeys per Henr' le Callere.
sol ijs. vjd.
Quitclaim by Henry, son of Robert le Callere, late mercer, to William Galeys, servant of Queen Isabella,
(fn. 15) of a certain annual quitrent issuing from a tenement in Cordewanerstrete, in the parish of St. Thomas the Apostle, and situate near the tenements of Simon de Brunnesford, John de Grantham, and Robert Missoke Witnesses, William Clapitus, John Fynch, Henry Palmere, John de Cressingham, John Moncoy, Thomasde Sharnebroke, John de Coumbe, and others [not named]. Dated Friday after the Feast of St. Lucia [13 Dec.], 21 Edward III. [A.D. 1347].
Concessio facta Telar' London'.
Be it remembered that on Thursday the eve of St. Thomas the Apostle [21 Dec.], 21 Edward III. [A.D. 1347], it was agreed
by Thomas Legy, the Mayor, and the Aldermen that foreign
weavers (Telers estraunges) should be ruled in the same manner
as denizen (privees) weavers of the City, and that neither should
work by night at any time of the year.
Les orden aunces des Hatters.
Ordinances touching the mistery of Hatmakers (overours des chapeaux) approved by Thomas Leggy, the Mayor, and the
Aldermen at the suit and request of the men of the saidmistery
(fn. 16) .
Tuesday after the Feast of St. Lucia [13 Dec.], 21 Edward III [A.D. 1347], John de Thame, Adam de Salesbery, Roger
Morel, John de Bumsted, Richard de Bery, and John Kix
elected Wardens of the aforesaid mistery before the aforesaid
Mayor and Aldermen.
Saturday after the Feast of the Translation of St. Thomas
the Martyr [7 July], 24 Edward III. [A.D. 1350], the aforesaid
Wardens being dead, Stephen de Hortone, John de Hydyngham, Walter Morel, and Alan de Hortone were elected and
sworn Wardens before Walter Turk, the Mayor.
Thursday after the Feast of St. Peter in Cathedra [22 Feb.]
28 Edward III. [A.D. 1353-4], Walter Morel having died, the
aforesaid Wardens elected Henry de Bury, "hattere," in his
Folio cxlvii b.
Billa liberata Galfr'o ce Wychyngham Maiori pro mercatorib' de Ansa Ale mannie.
To a congregation of the Mayor and Aldermen held on
Monday in the first week of Lent, 21 Edward III. [A.D. 1346-7],
there being present Geoffrey de Wychingham, the Mayor,
Reginald de Conduit, Henry Darcy, John Hamond, Simon
Fraunceys, Roger de Depham, William de Thorneye, John de
Caustone, Thomas Leggi, John de Mockyng, Adam Brabassone,and Richard de Berkyngge, Aldermen, there came Tydman
Lymberg, Hildebrand Sutherman, and Tydeman Coufot, merchants of the Hanse of Almaine, and on behalf of themselves
and of other merchants of the same Hanse delivered a Bill to the Mayor and Aldermen complaining that the Sheriffs and
water-bailiffs of London distrained the said merchants to the
extent of one "bord" in every hundred, 6 pence for every last
of herring in barrels, 4 pence for every wey (poys) of cheese,and 4 pence for every horse, and prayed that, inasmuch as
they had been formerly quit, so in future they might be quit of
such charges, for they were enfranchised of the City by the
composition touching Bisshopesgate. (fn. 17) The Bill having been
read and the Books of Memoranda
(fn. 18) in the Chamber of the
Guildhall touching customs (consuetudinibus) and the tolls exacted
on the things aforesaid examined, it was not found in the said
books that any custom (custuma) ought to be demanded for
horses or boards, nor for cheese imported for the use of themselves or their friends, but that custom had of old been demanded
for cheese taken out of the City to be sold, and, further, that no
custom was to be paid by merchants of the Hanse for herring
brought to the City from Hanseatic parts, and if any question
of toll should arise, the matter was to be decided by the Alderman of the merchants aforesaid.
De v marcis deliberat' Henrico de Banham.
Saturday the morrow of the Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.]
,22 Edward III. [A.D. 1347-8], came John de Bannebury de Stratford atte Bowe, smith (faber), together with Henry de Banham, son of John de Banham, who married his daughter, before Geoffrey de Wychingham, Alderman, and Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, and claimed the sum of 5 marks left by William de Manhale, "chaundeler," to the children of Matilda his daughter, wife of the late John de Banham,
(fn. 19) inasmuch as all the other children of the aforesaid Matilda were dead, and they say that certain tenements and rents belonging to the said Henry were in great need of repair. Thereupon came Robert de Manhale, "chaundeler," and William de
Briggeford, goldsmith, executors of the aforesaid William, in
whose hands the money lay, and testified to the need of repair.
It was therefore adjudged that the money should be delivered to the said John de Bannebury and Henry de Banham, and that the executors should be quit.
Dimissio facta Joh'i de Foxtone clerico de una placea t're juxta Turrim London'.
At a Husting for Common Pleas held on Monday after the Feast of St. Katherine [25 Nov.], 21 Edward III. [A.D. 1347],
Thomas Leggy, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and the rest of the
citizens demised to John de Foxtone, clerk, a plot of land near
the wall of the Friars of the Holy Cross in Tower Ward and
extending towards "le Roumlond"
(fn. 20) for a term of forty years
at an annual rent of 40 pence.
Grant in tail by John de Kermound, clerk, to Richard de
Becfeld, his kinsman, of all his tenements in the parish of
St. Botolph without Aldresgate, with remainder to John de
Kermound, his brother Richard Lacer, Mayor, John de Gloucestre and Edmund de Hemenhale, Sheriffs. Witnesses, Master
William de Rameseye, John de Thame, William de Thame,Robert de Thame, and Simon de Compworth. Dated Friday
after the Feast of St. James [25 July], 20 Edward III. [A.D. 1346].
Acknowledged by the above John, brother of John de
Kermound, clerk, and Simon de Compworth, goldsmith, before
Thomas Legy, the Mayor, Roger de Depham, the Recorder,
and other Aldermen [not named], and Thomas de Maryns,
the Chamberlain, in the Chamber of the Guildhall, Monday
before the Feast of St. Valentine [14 Feb.], 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1347-8].
sol ijs. vjd.
The same day they proffered a certain nuncupative will of
the aforesaid John de Kermound proved before the official of the
Archdeacon of London, in which the testator appoints the said
Simon de Compworth guardian of Richard de Becfeld. Thereupon the said Simon acknowledges himself to be guardian of
the said Richard, and finds sureties, viz., William Payn and
Geoffrey le Mauner.
Folio cxlviii b.
Allocacio facta burgensib' ville de Redinge de Theolon' prestandi.
At a Husting for Pleas of Land held on Monday after the
Feast of Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.], 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1347-8], came Thomas de Yevyndone, Mayor of Redynge,
John, son of John le Acatour, "Dominicus" (?) Belle, Richard
de Wymondham, and John Astilde, burgesses of the same,
before Thomas Legy, the Mayor, and the rest of the Aldermen
[not named], and complained of Adam Brabasson and Richard
de Basingestoke, the Sheriffs of London, exacting tolls and
customs of their goods in the City, contrary to their franchise,
and contrary to the recognition of the charters of their town
by Elyas Russel and John de Wengrave, Mayors of London,
as appears on fo 50 of the Greater Black Book
(fn. 21) in the Chamberof the Guildhall. They prayed a remedy. Thereupon, the aforesaid recognition having been inspected, orders were given for
the Sheriffs to restore the distresses so taken, and to allow the
burgesses of the said town in future to be quit of toll.
De custodia £xl tradit' Galfr'o de Wychingham et Henrico de Cove merceris ad opus Joh'is fil' Nich'i atte Mersshe.
Monday after the Feast of St. Valentine [14 Feb.], 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1347-8], the sum of £40 bequeathed by Nicholas
atte Mersshe, late mercer, to John his son, is entrusted by
Thomas Legy, the Mayor, Roger de Depham, the Recorder,
the rest of the Aldermen [not named], and Thomas de Maryns,
the Chamberlain, to Geoffrey de Wychingham and Henry de
Cove, called "atte Mersshe," mercers, the guardianship of
the said John's body being committed to John atte Mersshe,
his uncle, as appears supra, fo cxxvi.
sol ijs. vjd.
Grant by the Master and Brethren of the House of the Orderof Knights of St. Mary de "Bellehem" to Walter de Basingstoke, baker, and Margery his wife of a tenement called "la Longehous" in Bisshopesgatestrete, situate near the tenements
of Thomas le Barbour and Benedict de Dittone, together with
two plots of land called respectively "le Northlond" and
"Forparadys", to hold the same for their respective lives at an
annual rent of 40s., to be paid to the City's Chamber. Dated
the Feast of St. Valentine [14 Feb.], A.D. 1347[-8]. Witnesses,
Peter de Haconey, Thomas le Barbour, Geoffrey le Sergeaunt,
Geoffrey le Whittawere, John de Cambirwelle, and John le
Brewere and others [not named].
sol ijs. vjd.
Grant by Thomas, son of Thomas Hauteyn, late pepperer,
to William de Holbeche, draper, of lands and tenements in the
parish of St. Benedict Shorhog, situate near the tenements of
Roger Carpenter, John Gisors, and William Curteys, to hold
the same during the lifetime of the grantor at an annual rent
of 12 marks Witnesses, John Pecche, Bartholomew Thomasyn,
Thomas de Holebeche, John de Cogesale, Thomas de Cavendisshe, and Roger de Caumpes and others [not named].
Dated 16 Feb., 22 Edward III. [A D. 1347-8].
Acknowledged before John de Northhalle, Alderman, and
Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, Tuesday after the Feast
of St. Valentine [14 Feb.].
Folio cxlix b.
Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation against the circulation of base coin called "Lussheburghs"
(fn. 22) and the exportation of good coin, as well for the protection of foreign merchants
Witness the King at Westminster, 13 Feb., 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1347-8]
(fn. 23) .
Br'e pro parliamento.
Writ to the Sheriffs for the election of two representatives of
the City to attend a Parliament to be held at Westminster on
Monday after mid-Lent Sunday,
(fn. 24) to consider the warlike attitude
of the French King, pending negotiations for a permanent peace.
Witness the King at Westminster, 14 Feb., 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1347-8]
(fn. 25) .
Folio cl b.
Writ to the collectors of the subsidy of 2s. on a sack of wool
and 6d. on a pound for providing ships in the Port of London,
bidding them cease to collect the latter duty, but to continue
collecting 2s. on every sack of wool for exportation.
Witnessthe King at Westminster, 26 Nov., 21 Edward III. [A.D. 1347].
Writ to the Mayor and Aldermen for the observance of the
assize of ale, viz., that a gallon of the best be sold for 3 halfpence and no more;
(fn. 26) and for the punishment of those breweresses
and female retailers who sell the same at 2 pence and 3 pence.
Witness the King at Westminster, 12 Feb., 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1347-8].
The above writ remains in the possession of John de Shirbourne, the Common Clerk, among memoranda temp Thomas