Folios 152 - 160
Nov 1479 -

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1912

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170-178

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'Folios 152 - 160: Nov 1479 - ', Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: L: Edward IV-Henry VII (1912), pp. 170-178. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33654 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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Folio 152.

Ordinacio Pistor.

9 Nov., 19 Edward IV. [A. D. 1479], petition by good men of the Mistery of Bakers to the Mayor and Aldermen that certain ordinances for the regulation of the Craft formerly made might be duly observed, viz. :—

Ordinance passed anno 7 Henry VI. by the Mayor and Aldermen forbidding bakers to sell to Hucksters more than 13 loaves for a dozen. (fn. 1)

Ordinance made anno 15 Henry VI. prescribing certain places where foreign bakers were to stand for sale of bread. (fn. 2)

Hallymote.

That the Sheriffs fail not to carry into execution presentments made by the Hallymote of Bakers held yearly in December at St. Thomas Acon. (fn. 3)

Petition granted.

Folio 152 b.

Presentacio Thome Praty capell'i ad quandam cantar' .v. cantar' in capella b'te Marie juxta Guyhald'.

Letter from Bartholomew James, Knt., the Mayor, and Milo Adys, the Chamberlain, to Thomas [Kempe], Bishop of London, presenting Thomas Praty, chaplain for admission to one of the five chantries founded in the Guildhall Chapel by Adam Fraunceys and Henry Frowyk, vacant by the resignation of Sir Thomas Fraunceys, priest. Dated 4 Dec., 1479.

Presentacio Will'i Jonys capell'i ad quandam cantar' .v. cantar' in capella b'te M' juxta Guyhald' London'.

A similar letter from the same to the same presenting William Jonys, chaplain, for admission to one of the same chantries, vacant by the resignation of Robert Basy. Dated 12 Dec., 1479.

Folio 153.

Custod' pueror' Will'i Grifithe.

13 Jan., 19 Edward IV. [A. D. 1479-80], came Thomas Wollesby, draper, John Wodeward, "goldwiredrawer," William Chalk, "peautrer," and Alan Broker, goldsmith, before the Mayor and Aldermen, and entered into bond in the sum of £15 for payment into the Chamber by the said Thomas of a like sum to the use of William and Christopher, sons of William Grifithe, deceased, when they come of age. (fn. 4)

Custod' Will'mi Brodebrigge fil' Joh'is Brodebrigge grocer'.

11 Feb., 19 Edward IV. [A. D. 1479-80], came Thomas Gylmyn, grocer, John Chalk, goldsmith, William Chalk, "peauterer," and Thomas Woodland, sherman, before the Mayor and Aldermen, and entered into bond in the sum of £15 for payment into the Chamber by the said Thomas Gylmyn of a like sum to the use of William, son of John Brodebrigge, late grocer, when he comes of age.

Folio 153 b.

Custod' pueror' Tho'e Lewes vynter'.

24 Feb, 19 Edward IV. [A. D. 1479-80], came Richard Knyght, fishmonger, Robert Spayne, scrivener, Thomas Underwode, fishmonger, and [blank], before the Mayor and Alder men, and entered into bond in the sum of £217 14s. for the delivery into the Chamber by the said Richard of the sum of £180 and certain goods and jewels to the use of Edmund, Alice, and Margaret, children of Thomas Lewes, late vintner, when they come of age or marry. (fn. 5)

Folio 154.

Quidam fec' finem xxli quia desponsa vit orphanam sine licenc' etc.

3 March, 19 Edward IV. [A. D. 1479-80], Robert Deynes, an apprentice, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Gregory, deceased, a City orphan, without licence of the Mayor and Aldermen, fined £20, which he brought into Court. (fn. 6)

Custod' pueror' [sic] Will'i Aleyn filii Will'i Aleyn drap'.

22 March, 20 Edward IV. [A. D. 1479-80], came John Mathewe, John Rypon, mercers, Henry Lee, fuller, and Richard Turnam, "lynendraper," into the Court of the lord the King in the Chamber of the Guildhall before the Mayor and Aldermen, and entered into bond in the sum of £50 18s. 6d. for the delivery into the Chamber by the said John Mathewe of a sum of £19 16s. 1d. and certain goods and jewels to the use of William, son of William Aleyn, late draper, when he comes of age.

Folio 154 b.

Custod' pueror' Albright Harison cordwaner.

11 April, 20 Edward IV. [A. D. 1480], came Henry Bronde, "cordwaner," Thomas Bukney, "curriour," Geoffrey Spyryng, "bruer," and Peter Gretlef, "cordwaner," and entered into bond in the sum of £13 10s. for payment into the Chamber by the said Henry Bronde of a like sum to the use of Katherine and Marion, daughters of Albright Haryson, late cordwainer, when they come of age or marry. (fn. 7)

Folio 155.

Custod' pueror' Will'i Shosmyth skynner.

15 April, 20 Edward IV. [A. D. 1480], came Juliana Shosmyth, widow, Richard Chawry, salter, Robert Bradshawe, goldsmith, and John Aunsell, haberdasher, and entered into bond in the sum of 200 marks for payment into the Chamber by the said Juliana of a like sum to the use of Roger, Robert, Johanna, Katherine, and Margaret, children of William Shosmyth, late skinner, when they come of age or marry. (fn. 8)

Folio 155 b.

Custod' pueror' Henr' Wyche irmonger.

5 May, 20 Edward IV. [A. D. 1480], came Margery Wyche, William Rede, "taloughchaundler," John Wynwode, skinner, and William Southous, fuller, and entered into bond in the sum of £4 3s. 4d. for payment into the Chamber by the said Margery of a like sum to the use of Thomas, Petronilla, Katherine, Alice, and Emma, children of Henry Wyche, late "irmonger".

Custod' Joh'is Crosby filii Joh'is Crosby militis.

13 July, 20 Edward IV. [A. D. 1480], came John Smert, Robert Hall, John Benyngtone, John Brooke, grocers, and Thomas Champney, "taloughchaundler," and entered into bond in the sum of £750 for payment into the Chamber by the said John Smert of a like sum to the use of John, son of John Crosby, Knt., late Alderman and grocer, when he comes of age.

Folio 156.

Q'd lez brounbakers exon'ent' a solucione pecunie Maiori etc.

7 Sept., 20 Edward IV. [A. D. 1480], ordinance by Bartholomew James, Knt., the Mayor, and the Aldermen that in future neither the Brounbakers nor foreign bakers be forced to pay anything to the bakers of white bread, nor to the Mayor for the time being, in part payment of the sum of 40 marks which the said bakers of white bread are accustomed yearly to pay to the Mayor, &c. (fn. 9)

Eleccio Vice comit' etc.

Thursday the Feast of St. Matthew [21 Sept.], 20 Edward IV. [A. D. 1480], in the presence of Bartholomew James, Knt., the Mayor, Humphrey Starky the Recorder, William Taillour, Knt., William Hamptone, Knt., Robert Drope, Robert Basset, Richard Gardyner, William Heryot, Thomas Stalbroke, Knt., William Stokker, Knt., John Broun, Robert Billesdone, Hugh Brice, Thomas Hille, Richard Rawsone, Henry Colet, John Stokker, William Horne, John Warde, and Thomas Ilame, Aldermen, and very many Commoners summoned to the Guildhall for the election of Sheriffs—Thomas Danyell, "dier," was elected one of the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex for the ensuing year by the Mayor, and William Bacon, haberdasher, was elected the other Sheriff by the Commonalty.

The same day Milo Adys, goldsmith, was elected Chamberlain of the City for the year ensuing; William Galle, tailor, and Henry Bumpstede, mercer, were elected Wardens of the City's Bridge; Edmund Shaa, Thomas Hille, Aldermen, William Bracebrigge, draper, Thomas Cole, skinner; William White, draper, and Thomas Swan, tailor, Commoners, were elected Auditors of the accounts of the Chamberlain and Wardens 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.

Folio 156 b.

Custod' pueror' Joh'is Bremonger draber.

28 Sept., 20 Edward IV. [A. D. 1480], came Johanna Bremonger, widow, Robert Revell, grocer, William Prune, "taloughchaundler," and John Baker, grocer, before the Mayor and Aldermen, and entered into bond in the sum of £40 for payment into the Chamber by the said Johanna of a like sum to the use of Hugh and Johanna, children of John Bremonger, late draper, when they come of age or marry.

Folio 157.

Eleccio Maioris.

Friday the Feast of Translation of St. Edward [13 Oct.], 20 Edward IV. [A. D. 1480], in the presence of Bartholomew James, Knt., the Mayor, the Prior of Christchurch, Humphrey Starky the Recorder, William Taillour, Knt., William Hamptone, Knt., Robert Drope, Robert Basset, Richard Gardyner, Thomas Stalbroke, Knt., William Heryot, William Stokker, Knt., John Broun, Robert Billesdone, Edmund Shaa, Thomas Hill, Hugh Brice, Richard Rawson, Henry Colet, John Warde, Thomas Ilame, Robert Tate, and William Bacon, Aldermen, and an immense Commonalty summoned to the Guildhall for the election of a Mayor for the year ensuing—John Broun 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.

De no'iaco'e et p'sentaco'e Aldr'or' per Wardas.

7 Nov., 20 Edward IV. [A. D. 1480], ordinance by John Broun, the Mayor, and the Aldermen that in future, in elections of Aldermen by the Wards, there shall be presented no more than two Aldermen, if it happen that any Aldermen be presented; and if the inhabitants of the Wards in future present more than two Aldermen together with two Commoners in such elections, then their election and presentation shall be void.

Q'd null' vendat Spice brede nisi sit justi ponderis.

10 Jan., 20 Edward IV. [A. D. 1480-1], ordinance by the Mayor and Aldermen that in future bread called "spicebrede," and all other bread, shall not be sold within the City unless it be of just weight and contains the assize.

Assessio vm marc' d'no Regi dat'.

At a Common Council held on Monday, 12 Feb., 20 Edward IV. [A. D. 1480-1], there being present John Broun, the Mayor, Humphrey Starky the Recorder, William Taillour, Knt., William Hamptone, Knt., Robert Drope, Robert Basset, Richard Gardyner, Thomas Stalbroke, Knt., William Heriot, William Stokker, Knt., Robert Billesdone, Edmund Shaa, Thomas Hille, Hugh Brice, Richard Rawson, Henry Colet, John Warde, Thomas Ilame, John Stokker, Robert Tate, William Horn, and William Bacon, Aldermen, the sum of 5,000 marks was granted the King out of "benevolence" for the defence of the realm against the Scots; and for the more speedy levying of the same, it was agreed that out of each of the 25 Wards there should be elected an efficient man, in order that by the 25 men so elected, together with two persons from each parish, an assessment for the money should be made. It was further ordained that the said 25 men should appoint collectors, who should have power of distress, &c. Provided always that no one should be assessed at less than 5 shillings, and that the poorest should be spared altogether. (fn. 10)

Folio 157 b.

Names of the 25 [sic] persons so elected, viz.: Aldrichegate, William Webley; Algate, Stephen Smyth; Bassieshawe, Henry Davers; Bisshopesgate, Richard Nailer; Bradstrete, William White; Billyngesgate, Thomas Breteyn; Bredestrete, William Rotheley; Candilwikstrete, John Mathewe; Castelbaynard, Thomas Rede; Chepe, John Marchall; Crepulgate Within, Thomas Ostriche; Crepulgate Without, Oliver Causton; Colmanstrete, Robert Ewell; Cordwanerstrete, Nicholas Alwyn; Cornhull, John Hungerford; Dowgate, Richard West; Faryngdon Within, William Maryner; Faryngdon Without, William Galle; Langbourn, Thomas Kyppyng; Lymestrete, Edward Stone; Portsokne, Thomas Dalstone; Brigge, Edmund Newman; Towre, William Baldry; Quenehithe, William Sandes; Vyntre, Thomas Graunte; Walbroke, John Clerk.

Juramentum Assessor'.

Form of oath to be taken by Assessors.

Juramentum p'ochianor' assistenc' As sessorib.

Form of oath to be taken by the parishioners helping the Assessors.

Custod' Margaret fil' Nich'i Carlile aur'.

27 Feb., 20 Edward IV. [A. D. 1480-1], came Richard Burton, John Fawkener, Robert Alcok, and Edmund Shebruk, goldsmiths, and entered into bond in the sum of 10 marks for payment into the Chamber by the said Richard Burton of a like sum to the use of Margaret, daughter of Nicholas Carlile, late goldsmith, when she comes of age or marries.

Folio 158.

Ordinacio Tegulat'.

14 March, 21 Edward IV. [A. D. 1480-1], came good men of the Mistery of Tylers into the Court of the lord the King in the Chamber of the Guildhall, before John Broun, the Mayor, Humphrey Starky the Recorder, William Hamptone, Knt., Robert Basset, Richard Gardyner, Thomas Stalbroke, Knt., William Heryot, Edmund Shaa, Thomas Hille, Hugh Brice, Richard Rawson, Henry Colet, Thomas Ilame, Robert Tate, and William Wikyng, Aldermen, and made a petition that certain ordinances for the regulation of the Craft (fn. 11) might be approved.

Petition granted.

Folio 159.

Custod' Jueror' Tho'e Crulle irmonger.

23 March, 21 Edward IV. [A. D. 1480-1], came William Crulle, Thomas Breteyn, "irmongers," John Benyngtone, grocer, and Robert Lulley, "irmonger," and entered into bond in the sum of £80 for payment into the Chamber by the above William of a like sum to the use of John and Johanna, children of Thomas Crulle, late "irmonger," when they come of age or marry.

Folio 159 b.

Custod' pueror' Joh'is Fenne.

7 April, 21 Edward IV. [A. D. 1481], came John Picton, Robert Southwode, and Thomas Bradbery, mercers, and entered into bond in the sum of £758 19s. ½d. for payment into the Chamber by the said John of a like sum to the use of Hugh and Margaret, children of John Fenne, late stockfishmonger, when they come of age or marry. (fn. 12)

Folio 160.

Custod' pueror' Joh is Chester.

10 April, 21 Edward IV. [A. D. 1481], came John Chester, woolmonger, Dame Agnes Chester, widow, William Broun, draper, and [blank], and entered into bond in the sum of £80 for payment into the Chamber by the above John of a like sum to the use of Dorothy, Elizabeth, Hugh, Thomas, and Alice, children of the said John Chester, when they come of age or marry, the said money having been bequeathed to them by William Chester their grandfather, late skinner..

Ordinacio Pictorum.

5 June, 21 Edward IV. [A. D. 1481], came good men of the Mistery of Painters before the Mayor and Aldermen, and presented a petition to the following effect:—

That in future the petitioners may have for the good of the Craft the "halfdele" of the fines and forfeitures in respect of defective work reported to the Chamberlain, the Commonalty having the other "halfdele".

That the Wardens, with an officer assigned by the Mayor, may have the right of search in all matters appertaining to their craft, over foreigners as well as all others of the Craft.

That they may set on work all foreigners approved by the Wardens, without any charge being made to the said foreigners.

Petition granted.

Folio 160 b.

Ordinac' re novat' proven dicione ser visie.

7 June, 21 Edward IV. [A. D. 1481], the ordinance lately made by the Common Council temp William Hamptone, Mayor, touching brewers and the sale of ale and "bere" by foreign brewers, hostelers, cooks, and others residing within the City, (fn. 13) to be put into execution.

Footnotes

1 'Cal. Letter-Book K, p .85.
2 Id., p. 45.
3 Cf. supra, p. 100.
4 Margin. 18 Feb., 16 Henry VII. [A. D. 1500-1], came the above Christo pher, and acknowledged satisfaction for his own patrimony, and also for money accruing to him by the death of William his brother.
5 Margin. 17 June, 1485, came William Dryland, gent., who married the above Alice, and acknowledged satisfaction for his wife's patrimony, and also for money accruing to her by the death of Margaret and Isolda, other daughters of the said Thomas Lewes.
6 Cf. Cotton MS., Vitellius A xvi., fo. 136 b (Kingsfords 'Chronicles of London,' p. 188).
7 Margin. 14 Jan., 4 Henry VII. [A. D. 1488-9], came Godfrey John son, who married the above Marion, and acknowledged satisfaction for his wifes patrimony, and for money acciuing by the decease of Katherine her sister.
8 Margin. 20 Jan., 1 Henry VII. [A. D. 1485-6], came Henry Grene, goldsmith, who married the above Johanna, and acknowledged satisfac tion for his wife's patrimony; on 4 June, 5 Henry VII. [A. D. 1490], came the said Johanna, then a widow, and acknowledged satisfaction for money accruing to her by the decease of Robert her brother, and on 30 Mar., 10 Henry VII. [A. D. 1495], came William Wiseman, who married the above Katherine, and acknowledged satisfaction for his wife's patrimony, and for money accruing to her by the decease of the said Robert.
9 Possibly a payment on account of pesage dues, which the Bakers objected to pay in 1450. See 'Cal. Letter-Book K,' p. 358 n.
10 Cotton. MS., Vitellius A xvi., fo. 137: "This yere [20 Edward IV.] was a preste lent and made unto the Kyng of v m1 markes which was as sessed by xxv persones chosyn thrugh the Cite; that is to say of every ward in London a man, and to theym were assigned of every parisshe ij men. And so by this meanes was the Cite assessid at the said v m1 markes, which was Repayed the next yere folowyng" (Kingsford's 'Chronicles of London,' pp. 188-9). Cf. Fabyan, pp. 666-7.
11 The articles are of the usual kind, relating to meetings of the Fellowship for civic or private business, the taking of apprentices, the Wardens and their right of search, and general behaviour of the mem bers of the Fraternity towards the Wardens and one another.
12 Margin. Edmund Bam, who married the above Margaret, received his wife's portion temp. Hugh Brice, Mayor [A. D. 1485-6].
13 Refeiring, probably, to an ordi nance of the Common Council held on the 24th Sept., 1473. See Journal 8, fo. 60.