Folios 32 - 40
Aug 1464 -

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Reginald R. Sharpe (editor)

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1912

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54-62

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'Folios 32 - 40: Aug 1464 - ', Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: L: Edward IV-Henry VII (1912), pp. 54-62. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33643 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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Folio 32.

Concess' fact' Margarete Walden de quadam domo.

7 Sept., 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464], came Margaret, widow and executrix of John Walden, late Alderman, and surrendered her estate and interest in the tenement granted to her late husband in the preceding February. Thereupon the Mayor and Aldermen granted her a lease of the same tenement for a term of 4 years at the same rent as formerly. (fn. 1)

Custod' Rob'ti filii Joh'is Kynton orphani Civitat'.

27 Aug., 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464], came William Mannyng and John Mannyng, haberdashers, John Potteman, "taillour," and James Rome, "marbuler," and entered into bond in the sum of £20 for payment into the Chamber of a like sum to the use of Robert, son of John Kynton, late "wyirdrawer," on his coming of age.

Folio 32 b.

Exon'acio Will'i Bretoun ab assis'.

26 Oct., 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464], William Bretoun, grocer, discharged from serving on juries, &c., owing to increasing old age.

Exon'acio Thome Bret aur' ab assis'.

26 Oct., the same year, Thomas Bret, goldsmith, similarly discharged for like cause.

Folio 33.

Custod' Ric'i Claver filii Ric'i Claver orph' Crvitat'.

31 Aug., 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464], came Alice, widow of Richard Claver, late mercer, John Norlong, William Pratte, and Ralph Kempe, mercers, and entered into bond in the sum of 200 marks for the payment into the Chamber of a like sum to the use of Richard, son of the said Richard Claver, on his coming of age.

Concess' fact' Vicar' de Gil lyngham quinque marc'.

19 Sept., 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464], decree by the Mayor and Aldermen that the Vicar of Gillyngham, co. Kent, shall receive yearly from the Chamberlain the sum of 5 marks for the exhibition of a priest, provided he find a suitable one, to celebrate for the soul of John Philpot, Knt., in accordance with the terms of his will; (fn. 2) and further, that the said vicar shall be paid 5 marks which were in arrear.

Folio 33 b.

Eleccio Vice comit'.

The Feast of St Matthew [21 Sept.], 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464], in the presence of Matthew Philipp, the Mayor, Thomas Ursewyk, the Recorder, John Norman, William Marowe, William Hulyn, Hugh Wiche, Thomas Oulegreve, William Taillour, John Yong, George Irlond, John Stoktone, William Hamptone, Nicholas Marchal, Humphrey Hayford, Robert Basset, Aldermen, Thomas Muschamp, Sheriff of the City, and very many Commoners summoned to the Guildhall for the election of Sheriffs—John Tate was elected one of the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex by the Mayor, and John Stone, tailor, was elected the other Sheriff by the Commonalty.

The same day, Robert Colwich, tailor, was elected Chamberlain for the year ensuing; Peter Alfold and Peter Calcot were elected Wardens of London Bridge; Ralph Josselyn, Ralph Verney, Aldermen, John Aleyn, goldsmith, William Persone, "taillour," John Stone, "taillour," and Richard Frome, skinner, Commoners, were elected Auditors of the accounts of the Chamber and of the Wardens of London Bridge in arrear.

Afterwards, viz., on the eve of St Michael [29 Sept.], the said Sheriffs were sworn at the Guildhall, and on the morrow of the said Feast were presented and admitted before the Barons of the Exchequer.

Ordinacio de servientib' et clericis Vicec'.

At a Common Council held on Tuesday, the 25th Sept., 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464], it was decreed that the ordinance made temp. William Gregory, Mayor, touching Sheriffs, their Clerks and Serjeants, (fn. 3) should be thenceforth duly observed; and further, that the said ordinance be yearly read at the Common Council next held after the Feast of St Matthew [21 Sept.], so that it may be known whether the outgoing Sheriffs had observed it or not.

Custod' pueror' Will'i Knot Cissoris orphan' Civi tatis.

9 Oct., 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464], came William Parker, "taillour," William Persone, "taillour," Thomas George, saddler, and John Lewes, dyer, and entered into bond in the sum of 140 marks for the payment into the Chamber of 20 marks respectively to the use of Richard, John, Edward, and Thomas, sons of William Knot, senior, late tailor, on their coming of age; and a similar sum, together with divers chattels, to Mary and Alianora, daughters of the said William Knot, on their coming of age or marriage.

Folio 34.

Eleccio Maioris.

The Feast of the Translation of St Edward [13 Oct.], 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464], in the presence of Matthew Philipp, the Mayor, the Prior of Christchurch, John Norman, William Hulyn, Richard Lee, Thomas Cook, Thomas Oulegreve, Ralph Verney, William Taillour, John Yong, John Lambart, George Irlond, John Walsha, William Hamptone, Robert Basset, John Stokdone, William Costantyn, John Tate, Nicholas Marchall, Humphrey Hayford, and William Edward, Aldermen, John Stone, Sheriff, and an immense Commonalty, summoned to the Guildhall for the election of a Mayor for the year ensuing— Ralph Josselyn was elected Mayor.

Afterwards, viz., on the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], he was sworn at the Guildhall, and on the morrow was presented, admitted, and accepted before the Barons of the Exchequer.

Custod' pueror' Mathei Hall aur' orphan' Civitat'.

24 Oct., 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464], came John Aleyn, Thomas Stirelond, Richard Messenger, and John Savery, goldsmiths, and entered into bond in the sum of 200 marks for the payment into the Chamber of the sum of 100 marks, to the use respectively of Katherine and Johanna, daughters of Matthew Hall late goldsmith, on their coming of age or marriage.

Folio 34 b-35.

Proclamacio Magna.

A general proclamation touching the assise of measures, forestalling of victuals and merchandise, the assignment of market-places for poulterers, the obstruction of streets with rubbish, and other matters. No date.

Folio 35.

Ordinacio q'd Fruterers forinseci ven dant fructus suos per iiijor dies in septimanar.

17 Dec., 5 Edward IV. [A.D. 1465], ordinance by the Mayor and Aldermen that foreign fruiterers shall sell their fruit in the places assigned, on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, notwithstanding the ordinance made temp. Thomas Coke, Mayor, on the 20th Oct., 3 Edward IV. [A.D. 1463]. (fn. 4)

Folio 35 b.

Exon'acio Nich'i Boile ab assis'.

19 Feb., 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464-5], Nicholas Boile, draper, discharged by Ralph Josselyn, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, from serving on juries, &c., owing to increasing old age.

Custod' pueror' Thome Colby orph' Civitatis.

20 Dec., 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464], came John Ferley, Thomas Bernewey, John Pake, and William Stokker, drapers, and entered into bond in the sum of £20 for payment into the Chamber of a like sum, to the use of Thomas and Robert, sons of Thomas Colby, on their coming of age, the said money being their patrimony, their sister Elizabeth being deceased.

Folio 36.

Custod' Ric'i Holbeche filii Ric'i Holbeche orph' Civitatis.

10 Jan., 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464-5], came Robert Wilkynson, Robert Toke, John Saverey, "irmongers," and William Baldewyn, "sherman," and entered into bond in the sum of £20 for payment into the Chamber of a like sum, to the use of Richard, son of Richard Holbeche, on his coming of age.

Custod' Thome Eyre fil' Thome Eyre orph' Civitat'.

12 Feb., 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464-5], came Thomas Herward, Thomas Tymcot, drapers, Thomas Bledlow, grocer, and Robert Broun, "irmonger," and entered into bond in the sum of £200 for the payment of a like sum into the Chamber, to the use of Thomas, son of Thomas Eyre, deceased, on his arriving at the age of 24 years.

Folio 36 b.

Custod' Thome Eyre filii Thome Eyre orphani Civit'.

16 Feb., 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464-5], came Robert Miller, Henry Parnesse, drapers, Thomas Brice, mercer, and William Birde, "sadiller," and entered into bond in the sum of £100 for the payment into the Chamber of a like sum to the use of Thomas, son of Thomas Eyre, on his arriving at the age of 24 years.

Exon'acio custod' bonor' Rose et Agnet' filiar' Joh'is Broun.

5 March, 5 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464-5], came Peter Pekham and Agnes his wife, administrators of the goods of Rose and Agnes, daughters of John Broun, into the Court of the lord the King in the Chamber of the Guildhall before Ralph Josselyn, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, and acknowledged satisfaction for the sum of £324 3s. 11¾d., being a third part of the goods and chattels of the said John Broun, and appertaining to the said Rose and Agnes when alive, according to the custom of the City. Thereupon Thomas Bledlowe, John Warde, John Clerk, William Redknappe, and Thomas Herward are made quit.

Folio 37.

Custod' Margeric filie Joh'is Strete auri fabri orphane Civitatis.

8 March, 5 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464-5], came John Lynne, "wolman," Averey Corneborowe, "irmonger," John Aleyn and Roger Spenser, goldsmiths, and entered into bond in the sum of 100 marks for the payment into the Chamber of a like sum, to the use of Margery, daughter of John Strete, late goldsmith, on her coming of age or marriage.

Custod' pueror' Ric'i Birde orph' Civitat'.

14 March, the same year, came Thomas Dalstone, glover, William Hynkersell, grocer, and William Pewall, "barbour," and acknowledged themselves bound in the sum of £20 for the payment into the Chamber of the sum of £3 6s. 8d. to the use of Stephen and John, sons of Richard Birde, late "talughchaundeler," respectively, on their coming of age, and a like sum to the use of Johanna, daughter of the said Richard, on her coming of age or marriage.

Folio 37 b.

Exon'acio Clement' Russell ab assis'.

15 March, the same year, Clement Russell, cordwainer, discharged from serving on juries, &c., owing to increasing old age.

"By the Kyng to oure Right trusty and welbeloved the Maire of oure Citee of London.

Litt'a sub privato sigillo pro Coronac' Eliza beth' Regine.

"Right trusty and welbeloved We grete you wele And Forasmoche as we have certainly appoynted and concluded the Coronacion of our moost dere and moost entierly beloved wiff the Quene (fn. 5) to be at our palois at Westm' upon the Sonday before Witsonday next comyng we woll and pray you that at the saide day and place ye for that cause yeve your personell attendaunce theire in suche apparell as is according to youre astate and honour. And that ye leve not this in any wise. Yevene under oure pryve seal at oure Manoir of Shene the xiij day of Aprill."

Folio 38.

Custod' Thome Riche filii Joh'is Riche orphani Civitat'.

16 May, 5 Edward IV. [A.D. 1465], came Isabella, widow of John Riche, mercer, John Reynkyn, John Marchall, and Thomas Riche, mercers, and entered into bond in the sum of 500 marks for the payment into the Chamber of a like sum, to the use of Thomas, son of the said John Riche, on his coming of age.

Custod' Joh'is Malvern filii Joh'is Malvern orphani Civitatis.

The same day, the said Isabella and the rest entered into bond in the sum of 1,000 marks for the payment into the Chamber of a like sum, to the use of John, son of John Malvern, late haberdasher, on his coming of age.

Folio 38 b.

Custod' pueror' Joh'is Grene orph' Civitatis.

25 June, 5 Edward IV. [A.D. 1465], came William Maryner, William Horn, John Edward, and Thomas Houghton, salters, and entered into bond in the sum of £26 for delivery into the Chamber of 10 marks and divers chattels, to the use of George, John, and Margaret, children of John Grene, respectively.

Folio 39.

Concessio fact' Joh'i Stokker co'i venatori.

18 July, 5 Edward IV. [A.D. 1465], grant by Ralph Josselyn, the Mayor, and the Aldermen that John Stokker, the Common Hunt, shall receive yearly 5 marks besides his fee on account of his services. The grant not to be drawn into precedent.

Concessio fact' Will'o York piscenar'.

22 Aug., 5 Edward IV. [A.D. 1465], agreed by the same that, for the sum of £20 paid into the Chamber, no action shall be taken against William York, fishmonger, for using a different mistery from that in which he was admitted to the freedom of the City.

Folio 39 b.

Custod' pueror' Reymundi Vawe al' dict' Munnyng orph' Civitatis.

9 Sept., 5 Edward IV. [A.D. 1465], came William Nele, "vynter," John Mortymer, fishmonger, William Laurence, grocer, and John Holman, "hurer," and entered into bond in the sum of £60 for the payment into the Chamber of the sum of £30, to the use respectively of Agnes and "Alionora," daughters of Reymund Vawe alias Munnyng, late vintner, when they shall come of age or marry.

Custod' Alicie fil' Reymundi Vawe al' dict' Munnyng orph' Civitatis.

11 Sept., 5 Edward IV. [A.D. 1465], came Robert Russell, "talughchaundeler," Everard Fryer, "armurer," William White, "talughchaundeler," and Thomas Aleyn, skinner, and entered into bond in the sum of £30 for the payment into the Chamber of a like sum, to the use of Alice, daughter of the above Reymund, on her coming of age or marriage.

Folio 40.

Eleccio Vice comitum.

The Feast of St Matthew [21 Sept.], 5 Edward IV. [A.D. 1465], in the presence of Ralph Josselyn, the Mayor, John Norman, William Hulyn, Richard Lee, Hugh Wiche, Thomas Cook, William Taillour, John Oulegreve, George Irland, John Yong, Robert Basset, William Hamptone, Humphrey Hayford, William Edward, Bartholomew James, John Bromer, and John Tate, Aldermen, John Stone, Sheriff, and very many Commoners summoned to the Guildhall for the election of Sheriffs—Henry Waver was elected one of the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex by the Mayor, and William Costantyn, skinner, was elected the other Sheriff by the Commonalty.

The same day, Robert Colwich, tailor, was elected Chamberlain; Peter Alfodd and Peter Calcot were elected Wardens of London Bridge, and John Yong and Robert Basset, Aldermen, Thomas Gay, junior, tailor, William Haryot, "sherman," John Aleyn, goldsmith, and William Person, "hurer," Commoners, were elected Auditors of the accounts of the Chamber and Wardens of the Bridge in arrear.

Afterwards, viz., on the eve of St Michael [29 Sept.], the said Sheriffs were sworn at the Guildhall, and on the morrow of the said Feast were presented, admitted, &c., before the Barons of the Exchequer.

Admissio Georgii Mount ford in officium Attorn' in Cur' Vic' etc.

3 Oct., 5 Edward IV. [A.D. 1465], George Mountford, gentleman, on letters of the King and Queen [sic], admitted and sworn an Attorney in the Court of the lord the King in the City, by Ralph Josselyn, the Mayor, and the Aldermen.

Folio 40 b.

Eleccio Maioris.

The Feast of the Translation of St Edward [13 Oct.], 5 Edward IV. [A.D. 1465], in the presence of Ralph Josselyn, the Mayor, the Prior of Christchurch, John Norman, William Hulyn, Richard Lee, Thomas Cook, Matthew Philipp, Ralph Verney, William Taillour, John Yong, Thomas Oulegreve, John Lambert, Robert Basset, George Irlond, John Stoktone, William Hamptone, John Tate, William Costantyn, Humphrey Hayford, William Edward, Bartholomew James, and John Bromer, Aldermen, Henry Waver, Sheriff, and an immense Commonalty summoned to the Guildhall for the election of a Mayor for the year ensuing—Ralph Verney was elected.

Afterwards, viz., on the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], the said Mayor was sworn at the Guildhall, and on the morrow was presented, admitted, &c., before the Barons of the Exchequer.

Ereccio Furcar' juxta Turrim.

9 Nov., 5 Edward IV. [A.D. 1465], writ to the Sheriffs to cause proclamation to be made as follows:—

"For asmuch as the vijth day of this present moneth of Novembre Galowes waren erecte and sette up beside oure Towre of London within the libertees and fraunchises of oure Citee of London in derogacion and prejudice of the libertees and fraunchises of the seide Citee The Kyng oure sov'aigne lord woll it be certeinly understande that the ereccion and settyng up of the seide Galowes was not doone by his commaundement Wherfore the Kyng oure saide sov'aigne lord woll that the ereccion and settyng up of the seide Galowes be not president nor ensample therby hereafter to be taken in hurte prejudice or derogacion of the Fraunchises libertees and privileges of the seide Citee Which he at al tymes hath hadde and hath in his benivolence tender favour and goode grace."

Q'd ficus et Rasemi sunt victual'.

31 Jan., 5 Edward IV. [A.D. 1465-6], ordinance by Ralph Verney, the Mayor, Thomas Ursewik, the Recorder, John Norman, William Hulyn, Richard Lee, Thomas Cook, Matthew Philipp, William Taillour, Thomas Oulegreve, William Hamptone, John Lambart, George Irlond, John Stoktone, William Costantyn, Robert Basset, John Bromer, William Edward, Bartholomew James, and Hugh Wiche, Aldermen, that figs and raisins should thenceforth rank as victuals, and, as such, be sold at a price fixed at the discretion of the Mayor.

Custod' Joh'is Akers filii Joh'is Alers orph'i Civit'.

15 Feb., 5 Edward IV. [A.D. 1465-6], came John Lane, junior, and Robert Wilkynson, "irmongers," Stephen Clampard, "blaksmyth," John Nele, John Pecok, and John Burell, grocers, and entered into bond in the sum of £100 for payment into the Chamber of a like sum, to the use of John, son of John Akers, late grocer, on his coming of age.

Footnotes

1 Cf. supra, p. 44.
2 See his will, dated Nov., 1381, and proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting in July, 1382. 'Cal. of Wills,' ii. 275.
3 See 'Cal. Letter-Book K,' pp. 345-7.
4 Also cf. supra, p. 13; infra, fo. 221 b.
5 Vide supra, p. 33.
6 Elizabeth Woodville. Her coro nation took place on the 26th May, 1465, and was made the occasion of conferring Knighthood of the Bath upon Ralph Josselyn, the Mayor, and three Aldermen, viz., Thomas Cook, Hugh Wyche, and John Plomer, to gether with Henry Waver, who after wards became an Alderman. Gre gory, p. 228, Beaven's 'Aldermen,' p. 256.