Eleccio Joh'is Hawgh in unum subvice com' Civitat' London'.
At a Common Council held on Saturday, 1 Oct., 1 Henry VII.
[A.D. 1485], there being present the Mayor, the Prior of Christchurch, Thomas Fitzwilliam the Recorder, John Broun,
William White, John Mathew, Ralph Astry, John Swanne, and
John Tate, Aldermen—John Hawgh was elected one of the
Under-Sheriffs by the said Mayor, Aldermen, and Common
Council (fn. 1)
loco John Watno, deceased.
P'sentacio d'ni Joh'is Nor hander ad cant' in capella b'te Marie juxta Gui hald.
Letter from John Warde, the Mayor, and William Purchas,
the Chamberlain, to Thomas [Kempe], Bishop of London,
presenting John Norhander, chaplain, for admission to one of
the five chantries founded in the Guildhall Chapel by Adam
Fraunceys and Henry Frowyk, vacant by the death of Sir
John Cotes Dated, under the seals of the Mayoralty and the
Chamberlain, 5 Oct., A.D. 1485.
Thursday the Feast of St. Edward [13 Oct.], 1 Henry VII.
[A.D. 1485], in the presence of John Warde, the Mayor, the
Prior of Christchurch, Thomas Fitzwilliam the Recorder,
Robert Drope, Richard Gardyner, John Broun, Robert
Billesdone, Hugh Brice, Robert Tate, Richard Chawry, John
Mathewe, William White, William Martyn, Ralph Astry, John
Swan, and John Tate, Aldermen, and an immense Commonalty
summoned to the Guildhall for the election of a Mayor for
the year ensuing—Hugh Brice was elected.
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, &c., before the Barons of the
Folio 213 b.
Q'd valecti Maioris et Cam'e possint eligi in ser vientes Maioris.
8 Nov., 1 Henry VII. [A.D. 1485], ordinance by Hugh Brice,
the Mayor, and the Aldermen that the Yeomen of the Mayor
and the Chamber may be elected Serjeants of the Mayor for
the time being, or of the Chamber, any ordinance to the
contrary notwithstanding. (fn. 2)
Q'd Maior et Aldr'i ac Concil' Civitatis dummodo sede rint in Cur' interioris Cam' re non disco operiant capit' sua nisi etc.
Also, in order to avoid infirmities which daily occur from
uncovering the heads of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Council
of the City when they sit in Court, as well as to save
trouble and time (quam alia tedia et dispendia temporum), it
was agreed the same day by the Mayor and Aldermen
that neither the Mayor, Aldermen, nor any of the Council, so
long as they sat in the Court of the Inner Chamber, should
uncover their heads (except for paying respect to strangers)
under penalty of forfeiting one penny as often as they acted to
Q'd duo cus tod' assignen tur pro conduct' de Flete strete et Alder manbury.
21 Nov., 1 Henry VII. [A.D. 1485], ordinance by the Mayor
and Aldermen that two Wardens be assigned by the Mayor
for the time being for the conduits of Fletestrete and Aldermannebury, viz., one for each.
Eleccio Thome Butside in Coronatorem.
At a Common Council held on Friday, 16 Dec., 1 Henry VII.
[A.D. 1485], Thomas Butside was elected Coroner of the City
loco John Grene, (fn. 3) deceased.
Exon'acio Dionisii Burton ab assisis.
17 Dec., the same year, Dionisius Burton, tailor, discharged
by Hugh Brice, the Mayor, and the Aldermen from serving
on juries, &c., owing to his infirmities.
Custodia pueror' [sic] Will'mi "Thompson'.
19 Jan., 1 Henry VII. [A.D. 1485-6], came Richard Dunce,
John Broke, Richard Noneley, Benedict Trotter, grocers, before
the Mayor and Aldermen, and entered into bond in the sum
of £100 for payment into the Chamber by the said Richard
Dunce of a like sum to the use of Robert, son of William
"Thomson," at the age of 24, the said money having been
bequeathed to the said Robert by John Parys, late
Custodia pueror' Ric'i Dunce.
The same day came Richard Dunce, John Broke, Richard
Noneley, and Benedict Trotter, grocers, and entered into bond
in the sum of £100 for payment into the Chamber by the
said Richard Dunce of a like sum to the use of John and
Margaret his children when they come of age or marry.
Folio 214 b.
Proclamacion for Nettes.
False nets condemned to be burnt by "my lord Maire (fn. 4) and
my Maisters Thaldermen" as a warning to those fishing in the
Thames with unlawful nets. [No date.]
Proclamacion for Cole sackes.
Coal sacks deficient in measure condemned to be burnt "by
my saide lorde Maire and my Maisters thaldermen." [No date.]
Custod' pueror' Joh'is White Carpenter.
4 April, 1 Henry VII. [A.D. 1486], came Katherine White,
widow, Henry Somer, haberdasher, John Devereux, "plommer," and William Grey, fuller, and entered into bond in the
sum of £30 for payment into the Chamber by the said Katherine
of a like sum to the use of Agnes, Elizabeth, and Johanna,
daughters of John White, late carpenter, when they come
of age or marry.
For clensyng of stretys.
6 April, 1 Henry VII. [A.D. 1486], ordinance by the Common
Council that thenceforth distresses taken for non-payment of
fines imposed for negligence in cleansing the streets, &c.,
should be sold by the Chamberlain if not redeemed within a
year and the fines paid, the Chamberlain retaining out of the
proceeds the sums due, and keeping the residue to the use of
the owners of the distresses.
Folio 215 b.
An ordenaunce by Co'en Councell that the gownes of sergeauntes shuld be a foote above the hemme [sic].
"FORASMOCHE as the Sergeauntes and yomen bothe of
the Maire Shireffes and Chamberleyn of the Citee of London
yeerely have their lyverey at the Festes of Cristmas and
Pentecost and thereof make their gownes soo longe and so
syde (fn. 5) that they may not do service in this Citee if nede required
as they shuld doo Therfor it is ordeigned in this Comune
Councell that no sergeaunt nor yoman of the said Citee shall
make any lyverey gowne geven unto hym by the Maire
Shireffes or Chamberleyn of the same Citee any sydder, but
the hemme of the same gowne be a foote above the soole of
the Foote upward uppon peyne of losyng of their offices.
"ALSO it is ordeigned and enacted in the same Comune
Counceill that no Freman be made by Redempcion freely
without any thyng payng within the Citee of London at the
Request of any persone, (fn. 6) but it be by thassent of the Comune
Custod' pueror' [sic] Thome Pelham.
11 May, 1 Henry VII. [A.D. 1486], came Simon Stephenson,
Richard Stukeley, John Hylle, drapers, and Roger Barlowe,
tailor, before the Mayor and Aldermen, and entered into bond
in the sum of 100 marks for payment into the Chamber by
the said Simon of a like sum to the use of Johanna, daughter of
Thomas Pelham, late "sherman," when she comes of age or
mariies. (fn. 7)
For takyng of Fisshe in Thamys.
Tuesday, 23 May, 1 Henry VII. [A.D. 1486], ordinance by the
Common Council prescribing the size of various kinds of fish (fn. 8) to
be taken in the Thames and exposed for sale, and ordering
that immature fish taken be put back into the river.
Custod' pueror' Ric'i Elys.
The same day came Hugh Acton, John Stodard, Henry
Clowgh, and John Spereman, tailors, and entered into bond in
the sum of 80 marks for payment into the Chamber by the said
Hugh of a like sum to the use of Johanna and Agnes,
daughters of Richard Elys, late tailor, when they come of age
Folio 216 b.
Custod' pueror' [sic] Rob'ti Hudgrave.
13 June, 1 Henry VII. [A.D. 1486], came John Atkynson,
"talughchaundeler," Thomas Colyn, fishmonger, Thomas Watt,
draper, and Nicholas Partriche, before the Mayor and Aldermen, and entered into bond in the sum of £16 19s. 5d. for
payment into the Chamber by the said John Atkynson of a
like sum to the use of Richard, son of Robert Hudgrave,
late scrivener, when he comes of age, the said money having
been bequeathed to the said Richard by Johanna Hudgrave
Custodia pueror' Rob'ti "Froston".
27 June, 1 Henry VII. [A.D. 1486], came Matilda "Frosten,"
widow, Roger Mone, Henry Clough, tailors, and Hugh
Colstonsok, fuller, and entered into bond in the sum of 400
marks for payment into the Chamber by the said Matilda of
a like sum to the use of Robert, John, Grace, and Agnes,
children of Robert "Frosten," late "stacioner," when they
come of age or marry. (fn. 1)
Folio 217 b.
18 June, 1 Henry VII. [A.D. 1486], the guardianship of
William, Martin, Katherine, and Johanna, children of Martin
Blundell, late fruiterer, and of Johanna his wife committed by
the Mayor and Aldermen to William Robynson, "bruer,"
together with a certain brew-house and contents in the parish
of St. Mary Somerset, to the use of the said orphans, pursuant
to their father's will.
Schedule of utensils belonging to the above brew-house, (fn. 10) viz. :—
A 'bruyng ketyll of coper with a courbe of waynscot''; a
"masshe fatte (fn. 11) with a lowse (fn. 12) botom and a tappe trowe (fn. 13) of
ledde"; a "wort fatte"; two "kelers (fn. 14) for wort"; three
gutters of Tree; three "stotyng Baskettes of wykers and vj
Roders of Tree"; (fn. 15) three "hande ketils" of brass; two
"sesterns of ledde for licoure"; a "fyrehoke," a "rake," and
a "pyke" of iron; twenty little "Tubbes" for yeast, a little
"messhe Tubbe," a "water Tubbe," and a "Flete"; (fn. 16) a
"clevyng axe"; a "Fanne"; a "stepyng sestern' of lead;
twenty-four "kilderkyns"; a malt mill with all apparel; a "Bere
dray" with two pair "wheles"; and a "Blacke haire for a
kiln." (fn. 17)
Folio 218 b.
2 July, 1 Henry VII. [A.D. 1486], the guardianship of Thomas,
Henry, Margaret, and Elizabeth, the surviving children of John
Sygar, (fn. 18) late fishmonger (his wife Margaret and his son William
being dead), together with tenements in the parish of St. Mary
Magdalen at the old fish-market, at the corner of the lane
called "Lamberdesham" (fn. 19) and elsewhere, committed by the
Mayor and Aldermen to Philip Payne, fishmonger, on his
entering into a bond in the sum of £100.
Thursday, 6 July, 1 Henry VII. [A.D. 1486], ordinance by
the Common Council that thenceforth no stranger should make
any bargain in the City without paying brokerage for the same
to the Fellowship of Brokers under penalty.
Presentacio Joh'is Beneakir etc.
Letter from the Mayor and Chamberlain to the Dean and
Chapter of St. Paul's presenting Sir John Beneakir, chaplain,
for admission to the chantry of Henry Guldeford, vacant by
the resignation of Sir John Chesewright, the last chaplain.
Dated 4 Aug., A.D. 1486.
Exon'acio "Joh'is" Fil berd ab assis'.
29 Aug., 1 Henry VII. [A.D. 1485], "Henry" Filberd, tailor,
discharged by the Mayor and Aldermen from serving on
juries, &c., owing to deafness, &c.
Ordinacio de Marbelers.
31 Aug., 2 Henry VII. [A.D. 1486], came good men of the
Craft of Marblers, and presented a petition to the Mayor and
Aldermen praying that certain ordinances for the better government of their Craft might be approved, among them being the
"That every persone occupying the said Crafte within the
Fraunchise of the saide Citee that maketh any Stone-werk of
Marbyll, laton' werke or coper werk belongyng or perteynyng
to the same Crafte not sufficient wherethurgh the same werke
of Stone laton' or coper is or shalbe by the Wardeyns of the
same Crafte for the tyme beyng presented and forfaited to the
said Chambre shall pay and make fyne in money the iiij part
of every stone so forfaited after the rate of the price that it
coste as the byer thereof shall confesse and also shall pay and
make fyne for every pounde of laton' or coper werke forfaited
as it is aforesaid iiijd. to be applied and devided in maner and
Their petition granted.
Ordinacio de Fruterers.
The same day came the Wardens and Fellowship of the
"Fruterers" of the City, and prayed that the "Fruterers,"
freemen of the City, may be allowed to stand with the foreign
fruiterers in the market-places as freely as they did before the
making of the ordinance anno 3 Edward IV [A.D. 1463], temp.
Thomas Cooke, Mayor. (fn. 20)
Their prayer granted.
Folio 220 b.
Custodia pueror' Eliza beth' Denys.
7 Sept., 2 Henry VII. [A.D. 1486], came Thomas Parker,
"iremonger," John Smert, grocer, Roger Bartlot, "iremonger,"
and Thomas Stone, "wexchaundeler," and entered into bond
in the sum of £137 6s. for payment into the Chamber by the
said Thomas Parker of a like sum to the use of Richard,
Sibil, Stephen, and Henry, children of William Abell, late
"irmonger," when they come of age or marry, the said money
having been bequeathed to them by Elizabeth Denys, widow,
mother of the said children. (fn. 21)