Folios xli - l
May 1405 -

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1909

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'Folios xli - l: May 1405 - ', Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: I: 1400-1422 (1909), pp. 42-49. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33677 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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Folio xli.

30 May, 6 Henry IV. [A. D. 1405], a proclamation made to the effect that no one, except of ficers of the City and other freemen engaged on keeping watch, shall wander about the City after 9 o'clock at night, under penalty of fine and imprisonment, and that no foreigner or stranger shall carry arms.

Bulla papalis pro Ep'o London'.

Bull of Pope Innocent [VII.], notifying the appointment of Roger Waldene (fn. 1) as Bishop of London. Dated at St. Peter's, Rome, 4 Ides December [29 Dec.], the first year of his Pontificate [A. D. 1404]. (fn. 2)

The above Bull was presented to the Mayor and Aldermen, on behalf of the Bishop, 28 June, 6 Henry IV. [A. D. 1405].

Folio xli b.

Exon'acio Joh'is Heyne civis et allutar' London'.

2 July, 6 Henry IV. [A. D. 1405], John Heyne, cordwainer, discharged by John Hende, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, from serving on juries, &c., owing to bodily infirmity.

Consi'les bille misse fuerunt cuilib t Aldr'o.

Precept to the Aldermen to assess and levy in their several Wards a sum equal to half a fifteenth, and to bring the money to the Guildhall on the eve of St. Michael [29 Sept.]. Dated 24 Sept., 6 Henry IV. [A. D. 1405].

Exon'acio Elye Boclyng civis et pan nar' London'.

13 Oct., 7 Henry IV. [A. D. 1405], Elyas Bockyng, draper, discharged by John Hende, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, from serving on juries, &c., owing to increasing old age.

Folio xlii-xliii b.

Magna pro clamacio Joh'is Hende Maioris H vj to que proclam' fuit Septembris [sic].

A proclamation in the same terms as that recorded supra, fos xxxiii b-xxxv, with the exception of the last clause touching the sale of cloth at Bakwelhalle, in place of which there is here recorded an ordinance fixing the price at which lamb is to be sold by butchers.

Folio xliv.

Custodia Joh'is filn Will'i Parker nuper civis et merceri London'.

20 Sept., 6 Henry IV. [A. D. 1405], the guardianship of John, son of William Parker, late mercer, together with his property, committed by John Hende, the Mayor, and John Profyt, the Chamberlain, to Edmund Man, mercer. Sureties, viz., Robert Domenyk, Walter Cotton, and John Elys, mercers. (fn. 3)

[Folios. xliv b, blank].

Folio xlv xlvii.

Magna pro clamacio Mai oris anno H VII mo.

A general proclamation of ordinances for preserving the peace, keeping the streets of the City clean, regulating the price of various kinds of victual, prescribing rules for fishmongers, assize of nets, &c.

Folio xlvii.

A proclamation made on Christmas Eve, 7 Henry IV. [A. D. 1405], fixing the price at which wood called "fagot" and coal are to be sold within the City.

Consimiles bille misse fuerunt cuil't Aldr'o.

Precept to the Aldermen to hold their Wardmotes and report such matters as they are themselves unable to correct to the General Court to be held at the Guildhall on Monday after the Epiphany [6 Jan.]; also to set the Christmas watch and see that a lighted lantern is hung outside each house that is on the highway, &c. Dated 13 Dec., 7 Henry IV. [A. D. 1405].

Folio xlvii b.

Exon'acio cus todie Margerie unius filiar' Gilb'ti Pyri mon nup' civis et sporier Iondon'.

13 Nov., 7 Henry IV. [A. D. 1405], came John Chesthunte, "wolpakker, " who had married Margery, one of the daughters of Gilbert Pyrymon, late "sporier, " to whom the said Gilbert had bequeathed the sum of 12 marks, as appears in Letter-Book H, fo. cccxxxix, (fn. 4) and acknowledged satisfaction for thesame at the hands of Ralph Burwell, "wolpackere."

Commissio pro gaola de New gate delib'and'.

Letters patent appointing John Wodecok, the Mayor, William Gascoigne, William Thirnyng, John Cokayn, William Rikhill, William Hankeford, Hugh Huls, and John Prestone, or any seven, six, five, four, three, or two (the Mayor being one), to be Justices for gaol-delivery of Neugate. Witness the King at Westminster, 7 Jan., 7 Henry IV. [A. D. 1405-6].

Br'e ad venire faciend' iiijor civis ad par liamentum.

Writ to the Sheriffs notifying the prorogation of the Parliament (which had been summoned to sit at Gloucester on the 15th February next) to Westminster, to sit on Monday in the first week of Lent, (fn. 5) owing to the rebellion in Wales and a threatened invasion by the French, and bidding them to cause four citizens to attend the same. No Sheriff to be returned. Witness the King at Westminster, 9 Feb., 7 Henry IV. [A. D. 1405-6]. (fn. 6)

Folio xlviii.

Br'e de Cora notore reci piend'.

Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to admit Richard Alfeld as deputy-coroner to Thomas Chaucer, the King's Butler, and ex of ficio Coroner of the City. Witness the King at Westminster, 16 Feb., 7 Henry IV. [A. D. 1405-6].

Proclamacio ad amorend' fimos robouses et ordures.

A proclamation ordering the removal of rubbish, &c., from the front of houses by Thursday next, under penalty of 2s., and further, that all carts carrying rubbish, &c., be provided with a board (un table) at the back, two and a half feet high, to prevent their contents falling into the road.

Folio xlviii b.

Consimiles bille misse fuerunt cuil't Aldr'o.

Precept under the Mayoralty Seal to the several Aldermen to array their Wards at night during the sitting of the coming Parliament, commencing on Sunday next, and further, to see that a lighted lantern is hung at night outside every house in the high streets and lanes. Dated 26 Feb., 7 Henry IV. [A. D. 1405-6].

Presentacio Willi Werde capell'i.

Presentation by John Wodecok, the Mayor, under the Mayoralty Seal, to the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's, of William Warde, perpetual chaplain of the chantry of William Chatylleshunt (fn. 7) in the said church of London (in ecclesia London' predicta), to the chantry held in the said church by William Wryght, founded therein for the soul of Sir John Pulteneye, knt., (fn. 8) the two priests having agreed to exchange benefices. Dated 1 May, 7 Henry IV., A. D. 1406.

Proclamacio facta die ve neris ultimo die Aprilis a° vij°.

A proclamation forbidding the bringing to the City of any kind of broken barley (bredz crew (fn. 9) ) for sale or of barley mixedin a sack, under penalty of imprisonment. The Masters of the mistery of Brewers to be allowed to examine all barley brought to the markets at Graschirche and the Pavement before the Friars Minors within Neugate, and to seize all such barley as they find amiss and bring the same before the Mayor and Aldermen.

Consimiles bille misse fuerunt cuilib't Aldro.

Precept to the Aldermen for keeping the armed watch on the eve of the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul [29 June], each Ward furnishing the number of men as set out infra. Dated 25 June, 7 Henry IV. [A. D. 1406].

Chepe, Cordwanerstret, Crepulgate, Farndon Within, Farndon Without, Bridge Wards—each 20 men.

Aldrichegate, Byllyngesgate, Bredstrete, Cornhulle, "Dovegate, " Langbourne, Queenhithe, Tower, Vintry, and Walbroke Wards—each 12 men.

Algate, Bisshopisgate, Bradstrete, Candell[wick], and Castell Baynard Wards—each 10 men.

Colmanstrete Ward, 8 men.

Bassyngeshawe, Lymstrete, and Portsokene Wards—each 6 men.

Folio xlix.

Exon'acio Joh'is Trapps candellar'.

4 Sept., 7 Henry IV. [A. D. 1406], John Traps, son of Thomas Traps, of "Theydonboys" [co. Essex], discharged by John Wodecok, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, from serving on juries, owing to increasing old age.

Exon'acio Rog'i Lau rence "Iuyster".

11 Dec., 7 Henry IV. [A D. 1405], Roger Laurence, "Forster, " (fn. 10) similarly discharged for like cause.

Exon'acio Joh'is Somersham car pentar'.

17 Dec., 7 Henry IV. [A. D. 1405], John Somersham, carpenter, similarly discharged for like cause.

Exon'acio Thome Brid lyngtone.

18 Dec., 7 Henry IV. [A. D. 1405], Thomas Brydlyngtone, draper, similarly discharged for like cause.

Exon'acio Joh'is Franle leyn.

18 Feb., 7 Henry IV. [A. D. 1405-6], John, son of William Frankeleyn "in Yatele" [co. Hants ?], similarly discharged for like cause.

Exon acio Joh'is Horne chirchesadeler.

6 July, 7 Henry IV. [A. D. 1406], John Hornechirche, of co. Essex, saddler, similarly discharged for like cause.

Exon'acio Rogi Moigne de Clee in com' Iinc'.

9 July, 7 Henry IV. [A. D. 1406], Roger Moigne de Clee, co. Linc, similarly discharged for like cause.

Folio xlix b.

Bre missum Vic Kanc' ad intendend' Joh'i Wode cok Maiori pro Thamis' et Medewey.

Writ to the Sheriff of Kent that he assist John Wodecok, the Mayor, in the duty of preserving salmon and other fish in the Thames between Stanes and London, and thence in the waters of the Thames and Medewaye (so far as his jurisdiction extends), pursuant to a statute made anno 17 Richard II. Witness the King at Westminster, 18 June, 7 Henry IV. [A. D. 1406].

Similar writs sent to the Sheriffs of Middlesex, Surrey, and Essex.

Exon'acio custodie Alicre unius filiar' Gilb ti Pyry mon nuper civis et sporier.

3 July, 7 Henry IV. [A. D. 1406], came Richard Chapman, sporier, who had married Alice, one of the daughters of Gilbert Pyrymon, late sporier, to whom the said Gilbert had bequeathed 12 marks, as appears in Letter-Book H, fo cccxxxix, (fn. 11) and acknowledged that he had received the money due from Ralph Burwelle, "wolpakkere".

Exon'acio Joh'is Coueham upholdere.

20 June, 7 Henry IV. [A. D. 1406], John Coueham, "upholdere, " discharged by John Wodecok, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, from serving on juries, &c., owing to increasing old age.

Exon'acio Rob'ti Forster sadeler.

7 Sept., 7 Henry IV. [A. D. 1406], Robert Forster, "sadeler, " similarly discharged for like cause.

Hokkyng defenduz.

Friday before the quinzaine of Easter [11 April], 7 Henry IV. [A. D. 1406], proclamation forbidding "hokkyng" on Monday and Tuesday next, called "hokkedayes, " under pain of imprisonment. (fn. 12)

Folio l.

Br'e pro bonis aliemgen' assi dend' per sacr'm etc.

Writ to the Mayor, Sheriffs, and Aldermen that they take steps to prevent foreigners creating disturbance in the City, and make a return of the names of such foreigners as ought to have left the kingdom, pursuant to an order of the present Parliament, (fn. 13) and have not done so, together with the true value of their goods and chattels so far as may be ascertainable before the 7 Aug. Witness the King at Westminster, 1 July, 7 Henry IV. [A. D. 1406].

Returnum br'is predicti.

Return made to the above writ by John Wodecok, the Mayor, and William Crowmere and Henry Bartone, the Sheriffs, certifying the names of aliens and the value of their property as ordered. (fn. 14)

Folio l b.

Exon'acio Rob'ti Maltby.

21 Oct., 8 Henry IV. [A. D. 1406], Robert Maltby, cutler, discharged by John Wodecok, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, from serving on juries, &c., owing to increasing old age.

Commissio Regis pro pecun' pro Regemutuand' in com' Midd'.

Letters patent appointing John Wodecok, the Mayor, Adam Fraunceys, knt., John Wrothe, knt., and Thomas Charletone, Esq, to be Commissioners for raising money within the City and county of Middlesex for public necessities (fn. 15) Witness the King at Westminster, 28 June, 7 Henry IV. [A. D. 1406].

Exon'acio Ric'i Schote civis et allutarii.

22 Oct., 8 Henry IV. [A. D. 1406], Richard Shote, cordwainer, discharged by John Wodecok, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, from serving on juries, &c., owing to increasing old age.

Exon'acio Joh'is Hore Cissoris.

3 Oct., 7 Henry IV. [A. D. 1405], John Hore, tailor, similarly discharged for like cause.

Footnotes

1 He had been created Archbishop of Canterbury by the Pope s predecessor towards the close of 1397 in place of Arundel, but on the latter's restoration to the primacy by Henry IV. he retired into private life until called to the See of London. He died in Jan, 1406. Walsingham, ii. 272; Newcourt,' Repertorium,' i. 20-1 Cf. supra, pp. 2-4.
2 Pope Boniface IX had died on the 1st Oct., 1404, and had been succeeded by Cosmo Gentili under the name of Innocent VII.
3 A marginal note states that on the 1st Nov., 1 Henry VI [A. D. 1422], came Richard Osborn, one of the executors of the above William Parker, before Robert Chichele, the Mayor, William Walderne, Thomas Knolles, William Croumere, John Coventre, Robert Tatersall, Simon Seman, andWilliam Sevenoke, Aldermen, and acknowledged that the said William Parker had satisfied his son of his property during his lifetime. He therefore prayed that the above recognizance might be cancelled, and it was cancelled.
4 The Letter-Book at the present day contains no such folio. A Gilbert "Pirman, " however, appear son fo ccvi of that bool as one of the Masters of the mistery of "Sporiers."
5 It opened on the 1st March, 1406, and did not break up until the 22nd Dec., after sitting (with various adjournments) 159 days. Stubbs,' Const. Hist.,' iii. 52-6.
6 The return to the writ is not recorded in the Letter-Book. The names of those returned are given in the Parliamentary Blue Book of 1878 (vol. lxii.) as William Staundon, Nicholas Wotton, John Sudbury, and Hugh Ryebrede.
7 William "de Chateleshunte" appears among witnesses to a grant made by the Chapter of St. Paul's in 1315 to Nicholas Housebonde, Minor Canon of St. Paul's, of a plot of land whereon to build a residence. Hist. MSS. Com., IXth Report, Appendix, p. 27a.
8 This chantry is recorded as associated with two other chantries in the same church for the souls of William Milford and John Plessyes, late Archdeacons of Colchester, andin memory of Robert [Braybrook], late Bishop of London.
9 The Masters and Wardens of the Brewers were empowered to search all barley brought to the City for sale in order to see that it was whole (not broken) and not mixed in sacks (qu'il ne soit crewe ne medlec en un sak) Infra, fo lii This interpretation supposes crew or crewe=Fr crevweé. Cf. infra, p. 50.
10 Probably a mistake for "fuyster" (i e, a saddle bow maker) as recorded in the margin. Otherwise it must be looked upon as an extremely early instance of a double Christian name Few such instances are known before the seventeenth century.
11 See note supra, p. 44.
12 'Memorials,' pp. 561-2. See also Notes and Queries, 21st Oct., 1871; 25th April, 1874; 3rd June and 29th July, 1876.
13 'Rot. Parl.,' iii. 578.
14 It would have been interesting to have had t his return of the names of aliens residing in the City at t his time, together with the value of property held by them, but t his information is not recorded in the Letter-Book, it being returned attached to the writ.
15 On this occasion Richard Whittington is said to have advanced over £6, 000, whilst John Hende, another notable citizen, advanced £3,000. Wylie,' Hist. of England temp. Henry IV.,' vol. ii. p. 442.