Folios cli -clx
March 1347-8 -

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Reginald R. Sharpe (editor)

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1904

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179-188

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'Folios cli -clx: March 1347-8 -', Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: F: 1337-1352 (1904), pp. 179-188. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33543 Date accessed: 23 August 2014.


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Folio cli.

De custodia Joh'ne filie Reginaldi Gargoil et de £xx eidem legat'.

Tuesday before the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1347-8], came William de Hatfeld, goldsmith, who had married Agnes, widow of Reginald Gargoyl, goldsmith, before Thomas Legy, the Mayor, John Hamond and Richard de Basingestoke, Aldermen, and Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, and acknowledged that he had received the sum of £20 from Robert, brother of the said Agnes, and Simon de Berkynge, goldsmith, surveyor of the will of the said Reginald, in trust for Johanna, daughter of the said Reginald Sureties, viz., John de Hatfeld, draper, and Robert de Hatfeld, brothers of the aforesaid William, Robert Sporoun, and Walter de Benyngtone, mercer.

De custodia Margar' Lucie et Agnet' filiar' Will'i de Chayham.

The same day came Agnes, widow of William de Chayham, before Thomas Legy, the Mayor, Richard de Berkynge, Alderman, and Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, and acknowledged herself guardian of Margaret, Lucy, and Agnes her daughters and of their property, under the will of her late husband. (fn. 1) Sureties, viz., Laurence Sely, skinner, and Matthew, son of Thomas le Barber de Bredstrete.

Folio cli b.

Writ to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Sheriffs for search to be made if there be any ordinances in the City's Chamber for putting down nuisances arising from the sale of small victuals (minuta victualia) and other merchandise in the highways of Chepe, Cornhull, and elsewhere, and if there be any such ordinances therein enrolled to cause them forthwith to be observed. Witness the King at Westminster, 6 Dec., 21 Edward III. [A.D. 1347].

Another writ to the same effect. Dated 15 Jan., 21 Edward III. [A.D. 1347-8].

Folio clii.

Pursuant to the above writs the following were elected, on Wednesday after the Epiphany [6 Jan.], 21 Edward III. [A.D. 1347-8], for carrying the same into execution, viz., Thomas de Waldene, apothecary, John de Tiffeld, apothecary, John de Pritewelle, apothecary, John de Dallynge, mercer, Alan de Eyllesham, mercer, Richard de Notingham, mercer, Thomas Meel, mercer, Richard de Worthsted, mercer, William Spark, "armurer," John Blaunche, vintner, Walter atte Gote, vintner, William le Rede, leather-merchant (mercator allute), Simon de Worstede, mercer, Nicholas le Clerk, "armurer," Robert Lightfot, "purser," Robert Neel, "purser," John de Borham, "purser," John de Swalclive, "cordewaner," John Albon, John de Blikelingge, Richard atte More, William Smith, Henry atte Rothe, "chaundeler," Robert Vicory, William Albon, William de St. Alban, William de Derby, "glovere," Richard de Wycham, Robert de Norwych, "glovere," John de Norwych, "glovere," John de Farnham, Stephen de Bokedene, John de Depedene, Robert le Rede, "pursere," Walter le Pursere, Richard de Bokedene, William Godmynchestre, Roger de Wystone.

Folio clii b.

Indenture between the Abbot and Convent of Gerondone (fn. 2) of the Cistercian Order in the diocese of "Nicholl" (fn. 3) and Dame Mary de St. Pol, Countess of Pembroke, touching a chantry founded in the Hermitage near Crepelgate (fn. 4) for the soul of Aymer de Valence, late Earl of Pembroke, (fn. 5) which chantry she had endowed with two tenements, viz., one in Fletestrete which she had by feoffment of William de Hales, "armurer," and the other in Shitebournelane, (fn. 6) which she had by feoffment of Gilbert le Palmere. Dated the Feast of the Nativity St. John Bapt [24 June], A.D. 1347.

Acknowledged before Thomas Legy, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and the Chamberlain in the Husting, on Monday before the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1347-8].

sol ijs. vjd.

Lease by Robert de Stratford, cordwainer, and Dionisia his wife to John de Pritelwelle, "poleter," and Cristina his wife, of a tenement in the parish of All Hallows near London Wall, for a term of forty years at an annual rent of 20s. Witnesses, John Hablount, John Charteneys, John atte Belle, John Ram, John Warender, and others [not named]. Dated 20 March, 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1347-8].

Acknowledged before Thomas Legy, the Mayor, John de Caustone and Adam de Brabaszon, Aldermen, and Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, Wednesday the morrow of the Annunciation B.M. [25 March], 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1348].

Folio cliii.

De bonis legatis Joh'e fil' Alyne de Bolingbroke.

Monday after the Feast of Annunciation B.M. [25 March], 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1348], came Thomas, son of Thomas de Porkelee, goldsmith, before William de Caustone, Alderman, and Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, and acknowledged he had received from Stephen le Cook and John Darry, executors of "Alyna," widow of William de Bolingbroke, (fn. 7) the sum of 5 marks and certain household goods of the value of 38s. 2d., bequeathed by the said "Alina" to Johanna her daughter, since married to John Sporoun, apprentice to the aforesaid Thomas son of Thomas, to hold the same in trust for the said John Sporoun and Johanna his wife. Surety, viz., John de Brauncestre.

Folio cliii b.

At a congregation of Thomas Leggy, the Mayor, the Aldermen, the Sheriffs, and an immense commonalty on Friday after the Feast of St. John ante portam Latinam [6 May], 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1348], John, son of John Gylessone de Refham, adjudged the punishment of the pillory for selling bad meat to Agnes la Ismongerer (fn. 8) .

sol ijs. vjd.

Grant by Thomas de Abberbury to John Kyng, painter, and Alice his wife of a tenement at the corner of Addellane (fn. 9) in the parish of St. Alban in Wodestrete to hold the same for the term of their respective lives and for one year after their decease, at an annual rent of 60s. Geoffrey de Wychingham Mayor, John de Croydone and William Clapitus, Sheriffs. Witnesses, John Cook, Robert de Suttone, John Brokke, John Marchal, William Clerk of Wodestrete, and others [not named]. Dated 1 April, being Easter Day, 21 Edward III. [A.D. 1347].

Folio cliv.

Br'e adproclamand' contra justas turneamenta et alia facta armor' delend' (?).

Writ to the Sheriffs forbidding the holding of jousts and tournaments in the City, now that the truce with France had recently terminated, and ordering the exercise of arms in their stead, for the defence of the realm. (fn. 10) Witness the King at Westminster, 14 July, 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1348].

Lease by Nicholas Guillim, apothecary, to Vivian Rogeroni de Luca, apothecary, of a certain shop in the parish of St. Benedict Shorhog held by the said Nicholas for a term of years under Sir Ralph Bigot, Knt, and John Bigot his son; to hold the same to the said Vivian for the remainder of the aforesaid term, in the same manner as formerly it was held by John Adami, apothecary. Dated 12 June, A.D. 1347, Geoffrey de Wychingham being Mayor, John de Croydone and William Clapitus, Sheriffs. Witnesses, Adam Fraunceys, Thomas de Brandone, John de Cogeshale, Roger Carpenter, William de Holebeche, Nicholas, son of Bartholomew Thomasyn, and others [not named].

Acknowledged before Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, Monday the morrow of St. Margaret [20 July], 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1348].

Folio cliv b.

Acquittance by Benedict, son of Thomas de Betoyne, to Brother Philip de Thame, Prior of the Hospital of St. John de Clerkenewelle, for his yearly pension of 5 marks paid by the hands of Sir John de Pulteneye, Knt., viz., for one year from the Feast of the Nativity of St. John Bapt. [24 June], 21 Edward III. [A.D. 1347], to the same Feast in the following year. Dated Monday after the Feast of St. James, Ap. [25 July], 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1348].

Acknowledged before Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, and a bond for the annuity delivered to the said Benedict on Saturday after the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1348].

Br'e d'ni Regis de ulnagio.

Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs notifying the appointment of John Marreys as the King's Alnager (fn. 11) of cloth, canvas, &c., within the realm, to hold the said office for life in the same manner as others have held by grant of the King's ancestors, and ordering that proclamation be made to that effect. Witness the King at Westminster, 18 May, 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1348].

Folio clv.

Writ to the same, notifying the appointment of William de Stanhop as deputy for the above John Marreys in his office of Alnager, and bidding them to acknowledge him as such. Witness the King at Westminster, 26 July, 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1348].

Be it remembered that the above two writs remain on the files of Pleas of Land for the twenty-second year of King Edward III.

Ordinacio mesteri de Peautrers.

Ordinances of the mistery of Pewterers (fn. 12) submitted to the Mayor and Aldermen for approval.

Folio clvi.

Br'e d'ni Reg' pro Treugis proclamand'.

Writ to the Sheriffs for proclamation to be made of a truce that had been concluded with France for a term of six weeks, viz., from Saturday, the 13th September, until Saturday, the 25th October, 1348. Witness the King at Claryndone, 11 Sept., 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1348]. (fn. 13)

Proclamation made accordingly Saturday, 13 Sept.

Abrocar' electus et jur'.

Saturday after the Feast of the Exaltation H. Cross [14 Sept.], 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1348], in the presence of Thomas Leggy, the Mayor, Roger de Depham, the Recorder, and the rest of the Aldermen, Ralph Paas elected and admitted a broker of leather, viz., by the assent of Gregory de Rameseye, John de Bermyngeham, John Walsheman, William Smith, John de Brutone, John de Lodelowe, John de Westone, John de Asshebourne, John de Bicleswade, Roger Baldewyn, William Grubbelane, and Robert Garsoun, cordwainers.

Folio clvi b.

Scriptum Simonis Faun per Steph'm de Craye.

sol ijs. vjd.

Lease by Stephen, son of the late Stephen de Craye, to Simon Faun, "stokfisshmongere," of a certain tenement in the parish of St. Michael de la Crokedelane, near Candelwykestrete, situate near the tenements of John Lovekyn and John Gubbe, for a term of twenty years, at an annual rent of 20s. Geoffrey de Wychingham, Mayor, William Clapitus and John de Croydone, Sheriffs, John de Mockynge, Alderman of the Ward. (fn. 14) Witnesses, Walter de Mordone, John Lovekyn, Ralph de Lenne, Adam atte Pole, John Olyver, John Gubbe, Hugh de Craye, Nicholas de Harewedone, clerk, and others [not named]. Dated Thursday after the Feast of St. Mark [25 April], 21 Edward III. [A.D. 1347].

Acknowledged before Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, Wednesday the morrow of St. Mary Magdalen [22 July], 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1348].

Folio clvii.

Scriptum Joh'is de Gildesburgh per Maior' Alderm' et co'itatem.

Grant by Thomas Leggy, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and the rest of the citizens to John de Gildesburgh, fishmonger, of the lane called "Desebournelane," in the parish of St. Mary de Somersete in the Ward of Queenhithe, between the tenement of Sir Edward de Montacute, Knt., and Alice his wife, on the east, and the tenement late of Walter Gladewyn on the west; the said lane being 215 feet in length down to the Thames, and 7 feet in width, except near the Thames, when it is of the width of a King's ell. The grantee is to make a gutter of prescribed dimension down the lane to the Thames to draw off the water from the highways in the neighbourhood, (fn. 15) and to pay an annual rent of 2s. into the Chamber of the Guildhall. Dated Friday after the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1348].

The King's licence for the above grant. Dated at Westminster, 4 Sept., 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1348].

Folio clvii b.

Br'e pro hominib' armat' hobelar' et sagittar'.

Writ to the Sheriffs for proclamation to be made for such men-at-arms, hoblers, archers, and others, as were willing to serve the King abroad, to be at Sandwich on Sunday before the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.] next at the latest. Witness the King at Westminster, 8 Oct., 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1348].

Proclamation made accordingly Friday the morrow of the Feast of St. Dionisius [9 Oct.].

Folio clviii.

De bonis in testamento Joh'is Broun legat' Joh'i et Alicie puerissuis.

Securitas facta proeisdem bonis.

Thursday after the Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct.], 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1348], came John de Potenhale, woodmonger, one of the executors of John Broun de Fletestrete, before Richard Lacer, Alderman, and Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, and acknowledged that he had received, with the assent of Elena their mother, certain sums of money and chattels in trust for John and Alice, the children of the aforesaid John and Elena. Sureties, viz., Richard de Potenhale, John de Slappelee, Thomas de Potenhale, and Simon Broun, woodmongers. The guardianship, however, of the said children was entrusted to the mother, at her own request, together with certain silver plate.

The release from guardianship of the aforesaid Alice appears in the book marked "G," folios lxvii.

De bonis legatis pueris Joh is de Lauvare defuncti et de securitate facta pro eisdem.

Friday after the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.], 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1348], came Alice, widow of John de Lauvare, before John Lovekyn, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and the Chamberlain, and acknowledged the receipt of certain sums of money in trust for Robert, Simon, and Richard, children of the said John de Lauvare. Sureties, viz., William de St. Alban, "chaundeler," William Albon, "felmongere," John de Thrillowe, "cotiller," John de Flete, "cotiller," Roger de Caumpes, ironmonger, and Gilbert Curteys, mercer.

Folio clviii b.

Ball'i Telar' electi et jur'.

Thursday after the Feast of St. Katherine [25 Nov.], 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1348], John Payn, Richard de Horewod [struck out], and John de Whitefeld, weavers (telarii), elected and sworn Bailiffs of the Weavers before John Lovekyn, the Mayor, and the Aldermen.

Afterwards, viz., on Wednesday the 4th March, 23 Edward III. [A.D. 1348-9], John Payn, weaver (tixtor), elected bailiff, loco the aforesaid Richard, deceased.

Vaginar' jur'.

Friday after the Feast of St. Edmund the King [20 Nov.], 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1348], Stephen de Excestre, John Fichet, John de Ely, Richard Brond, Robert Deverons (Deverous?), and Robert Petlyngge, sheathers (vaginar'), sworn to keep the articles of the mistery and to supervise all workers thereof, &c.

ijs. vjd.

Assignment by John de Pritewelle, "poleter," and Cristina his wife, to John de St. Alban, ironmonger, of lease of a certain tenement in the parish of All Hallows near London Wall, the property of Robert de Stratford, cordwainer, and Dionisia his wife, for a term of forty years, the assignee paying to the said Robert and Dionisia 20s. yearly, and 4s. yearly to the House of St. Katherine near the Tower. The said Robert and Dionisia reserve to themselves the right to half the fruit growing on the fruit-trees on the premises. Dated Saturday the eve of St. Thomas [21 Dec.], 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1348].

Acknowledged before Geoffrey de Wychingham, Alderman, and Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, Monday after the above Feast.

Folio clix.

Friday before the Feast of St. Nicholas [6 Dec.], 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1348], came Nicholas Bole, skinner, and Katherine his wife, widow of Simon de Pulham, skinner, before John Lovekyn, the Mayor, Roger de Depham, the Recorder, and the rest of the Aldermen, and Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, and the said Nicholas acknowledged that he had the guardianship of Johanna, daughter of the aforesaid Simon and Katherine, and of her property which he held in trust, according to the custom of the City. Sureties, viz., John Bole, skinner, and John de Bedeford, skinner.

Saturday after the Feast of St. Lucia [13 Dec.], 23 Edward III. [A.D. 1349], Walter Turk, the Mayor, gave seisin to Robert de Bramptone, chaplain, of tenements devised by John Romoneye for the maintenance of a chantry in the church of St. Botolph without Algate. (fn. 16)

Folio clix b.

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Lease by Master John Botoner, Rector of Newenton on the Wold, (fn. 17) to Johanna his sister, of two shops in Sopereslane, tenanted respectively by William le Botoner, brother of the lessor, and Johanna Tayllour, "selkwyf," (fn. 18) for a term of five years. John Lovekyn, Mayor, Henry Pycard and Simon Dolselly, Sheriffs. Witnesses, Thomas de Maryns, Roger de Frowyk, John de Colewelle, William de Strattone, William de Stretham, William Beauflour, clerk, and others [not named]. Dated the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1348-9].

Acknowledged on the Monday following before Thomas Leggy, Alderman, and Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain.

sol ijs. vjd.

Deed of confirmation by Richard Angevyn, girdler, and Johanna his wife, daughter of Katherine de Garthorpe, of grants made by William de Ratford, clerk, and the aforesaid Katherine, to William atte Cornere, dyer, Isabella his wife, and Agnes de Berkynge, of tenements and wharves in Thamisestrete in the parish of St. Benedict at Pauleswharf for a term of years. John Lovekyn, Mayor, Henry Pycard and Simon Dolsely, Sheriffs, Adam Brabassoun, Alderman of the Ward of Castle Baynard, Richard de Kyselyngbury, Alderman of Queenhithe. Witnesses, John Torgold, Thomas Shene, Henry Brenge, Nicholas de Adyngton, Thomas de Suttone, William de Carletone, and others [not named]. Dated Saturday after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1348-9].

Acknowledged on the following Monday before John Syward, Alderman, and the aforesaid Chamberlain.

Folio clx..

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Lease by John de Thorpe, skinner, guardian of Simon, "Wyger" (or "Weger"), William, Anastasia, and Johanna, children of the said John and of Agnes his late wife, to Robert de Glapwell, junior, of a moiety of a certain tenement in the parish of St. Stephen, Walebroke, demised by Robert de Glapwell, (fn. 19) senior, skinner, to the aforesaid Agnes his daughter, to hold the same to the said Robert de Glapwell, junior, nephew (nepos) of the said Robert de Glapwell, senior, for a term of forty-four years at an annual rent of 20s. Simon Fraunceys, Mayor, John Lovekyn and Richard de Kyselingbery, Sheriffs, Henry Darcy, Alderman of the Ward. (fn. 20) Witnesses, William Cave, John de Wodeford, Simon Rote, Thomas de Farnham, Laurence Sely, William de Lichebarewe, Walter Page, Richard de Carletone, John de Luda, clerk, and others [not named]. Dated Wednesday the Feast of St. George [23 April], 17 Edward III. [A.D. 1343].

Acknowledged before Simon Dolsely, Alderman, and Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, Tuesday after the Feast of the Purification [2 Feb.], 23 Edward III. [A.D. 1348-9].

Folio clx b.

Balli'a Suth werke.

Wednesday before the Feast of St. George [23 April], 23 Edward III. [A.D. 1349], the office of the bailiwick of Suthwerk demised by Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, with the assent of John Lovekyn, the Mayor, and Roger de Depham, the Recorder, to Harlewyn de Honyngtone for a term of two years from Easter last, he paying to the Chamberlain of the Guildhall £10 10s. yearly to the use of the Commonalty.

Footnotes

1 The will of William de Chayham proved and enrolled in the Husting in March, 1347-8. See 'Cal. of Wills,' 1-503, where the Editor has inadvertently omitted the name of the testator's daughter Margaret.
2 Garendon, co. Leic.
3 Lincoln.
4 This chapel or "hermitage," dedicated to St. James, was situate in Mogwell or Mugwell Street (now Monkwell Street) See 'Memorials,' p. 553, New court, 'Repertorium,' 1-368, Stow's 'Survey' (Thoms's ed), p. 112.
5 He is said to have met his death in a tournament on his wedding day, A.D. 1323.
6 Sherbourne Lane.
7 His will, proved and enrolled in the Husting in February, 1346 7, does not mention Johanna His wife's name is given in the will as "Alena," but a portion of the will is challenged by her in the name of "Athelina" See 'Cal. of Wills,' 1 492 3.
8 'Memorials,' p. 240.
9 Now Addle Street.
10 A truce had been agreed to at the end of September, 1347, after the taking of Calais, to continue until the 24th June, 1348.
11 See 'Cal. Letter Book E,' p. 53n.
12 Set out in 'Memorials,' pp. 241-4.
13 Rymer's 'Fodera,' vol. iii pt. 1 p. 171.
14 Bridge.
15 It was probably this deed to which Stow referred when he wrote "In the midst of this lane [i.e., Fini more Lane or Five foot Lane] runneth down one other lane broader, south to Thames Street, I think the same to be called Desbourne Lane, for I read of such a lane to have been in the parish of St. Mary Summerset, in the 22nd year of Edward III, where there is said to lie between the tene ment of Edward de Montacute, knight, on the east part, and the tenement some time pertaining to William [sic] Gladwine on the west, one plot of ground, containing in length towards Thames Street, twenty five feet [sic]," &c. Stow's 'Survey' (Thoms's ed), p. 132. It is recorded that on 14 July, 1363, there occurred so violent a storm of rain that the water could not escape sufficiently down the lane without the removal of the wall of a private house, to the owner's great dissatisfaction. See letter from the Mayor, &c, to the King, dated 11 Aug., 37 Edward III. [A.D. 1363] 'Cal. of Letters, 1350 1370' (printed by order of the Corporation), p. 109.
16 See the will of John Romoneye, potter, proved and enrolled in the Husting in May, 1349. 'Cal. of Wills, Court of Husting,' 1-555. The testator was probably one of the many victims of the Black Death, which scourged the City in 1349.
17 Newton le Wold, co. Linc.
18 Silk woman.
19 His will proved and enrolled in the Husting in Oct., 1335. See 'Cal. of Wills,' 1 407, where the testator's name is wrongly printed "Clapwell".
20 Walbrook.