15 May 1310 - 4 Jan 1314 (nos 1502-00)
[m. 16] Fri. 15 May 1310. T. Romayn, mayor, J. de Wengrave, William de
Leire, William Servat, H. de Durham, J. de Windesore, and Nicholas Picot,
aldermen, and James de St. Edmunds, sheriff.
150. William de Hakford, Avice his wife and Walter their son, defs., essoin
themselves against Alan le Cordwaner and Joan his wife by W. de Reile.
Fri. 22 May 1310.
151. Pleas of assize between Ralph de la Penne, pl., and Peter de Wymbourne, clerk, living at Smethefeld; Robert de Gloucestre, goldsmith, pl.,
and William atte Wolde and Isabel his wife; Alice relict of Gerard de
Brye, pl., and Robert son of Robert le Treier respited by Henry de Durham,
alderman, and Thomas de Kent (Kancia), serjeant, for lack of aldermen.
Fri. 19 June 1310. [Essoins only.]
Fri. 26 June 1310.
152. The bishop of Hereford essoins himself against Geoffrey Scot, junior,
by Adam Pye.
[m. 16d.] Fri. 7 Aug. 1310. [Essoins only.]
Fri. 14 Aug. 1310. [Essoins only.]
[m. 11] Fri. 10 July 1310.
153. William de Hackeford essoins himself against Alan le Cordewaner
and Joan his wife by W. de Reyle. Avice wife of William appears. [Cf. 150.]
Fri. 17 July 1310.
154. On that day Simon Corp, pl., and Peter Adrien, def., appear before
Thomas Romain, mayor, John de Wengrave, John de Lincoln, Simon de
Paris, William de Combemartyn, Nicholas Pikot, Simon Bolet, Richard de
Wyrhale, William Servat, Richard de Gloucestre, Thomas Seely and
William Trente, aldermen. The pl. complains that when he sought to
repair his house, the def. prohibited him from placing his timber upon his
part of the wall between their tenements. Judgment, after inspection by the
mayor and aldermen and all the others belonging to the assize, that the pl.
have 1½ ft. of the wall for its entire length, viz. 21 ells 1½ ft. from the tenement of Henry de Bouden on the east to Soperelane on the west, and that
the space left between the parties for a gutter be common to them and
repaired at their joint expense.
Fri. 7 Aug. and Fri. 14 Aug. 1310. [Entries as on m. 16d.]
Fri. 21 Aug. 1310.
155. On that day the mayor and aldermen come and Gilbert de Taunton
likewise. J. de Pelham, by his attorney, complains that the def. in building
upon his land, placed his timber too close to his house. The def. puts himself upon the view of the mayor, aldermen, sheriff and others of the assize,
who give judgment in his favour.
Fri. 28 Aug. 1310. Thomas Romayn, mayor, Nicholas de Farndon, John de
Wengrave, William de Leire, William Trente, John de Lincoln and William
Servat, aldermen, and James de St. Edmunds, sheriff.
156. On that day Roger le Palmere, pl., and Thomas Gisorz, def., appear
before the mayor and aldermen, and Roger complains that, when building
his house in the par. of St. Mildred in Bredestrete he sought to place his
timber upon the wall between his land and that of the def., the latter prohibited the work and overthrew the timber. Thomas claims that the wall is
his. He puts himself upon the view of the assize and the pl. likewise. A day
is given to the parties on Mon. 31 Aug. and further adjournment follows
until Fri. 4 Sep. for lack of aldermen. Finally the parties come on Wed.
16 Sep. at Guildhall and because it appears to the mayor and aldermen that
the south part of the wall, next to the wall of the church of St. Mildred,
stands upon the land of the pl. and the rest upon that of the def., who has an
old post above in his kitchen adjoining the wall about which the dispute
has arisen, it is adjudged that the pl. have the wall, measuring by scantling
(per scantilonem) from the outside of the said post to the corner of the
church, and the def. from inside the post.
[m. 17d.] Fri. 23 Oct. 1310.
157. Nicholas de Westmulne and Margaret his wife, defs., essoin themselves against Francis de Kaleys by P. le Keu.
158. Gilbert de Taunton, pl., appears against John de Pelham, def., concerning a nuisance to his free tenement in the par. of St. Olave in S[ilver]strete. Henry de Passenham produces royal letters of protection (fn. 1) on behalf
of the def., and asks that the protection be allowed. The pl. produces royal
letters promising him maintenance and protection in his affairs, and likewise asks that they be allowed. And because the mayor and aldermen are
insufficiently advised concerning the premises a day is given to the parties.
Fri. 6 Nov. 1310.
159. Alice de Molers essoins herself against William Trent by H. de Exeter
160. William Busshe complains that Maud relict of John le Heaumer,
William de Basing and Richolda his wife have broken down the party-walls
(parietes) of the privy in a room in the par. of St. Dunstan by the Tower of
which he has been seised for ten years and more, declaring that it belongs
to them, and that he receives upon his land the rainwater from the defs.'
house, whereas they ought to do so. The defs. come and Maud, as tenant
of the tenement in question, says that she lately brought a writ of dower
against the pl. in the Husting, and the privy was included in the third part
assigned to her by the carpenters and masons (homines carpentarios et
lapicidas) sworn to make such partitions. The pl. says that the partition was
made three years ago, and the privy was not included in Maud's share, but
remained in his possession until within the last month she laid claim to it.
Because it appears to the mayor and aldermen, on Maud's own showing,
that the pl. retained the privy from the time of the partition until the present,
and it seems to them that he could not have done so had it been included in
her third part, they give judgment that within 40 days she rebuild the partywalls as they were before under a penalty of 40s. As to the reception of the
water, it is adjudged that, since no plaint has yet been raised, nothing be
done at present.
[m. 17a] (fn. 2)
Fri. 9 May 1309. Nicholas de Farndon, mayor, John de Wengrave,
John de Wyndesore, Thomas Romeyn, Richard de Gloucestre, Geoffrey de
161. Roger le Mineter and Gregory de Basingg, defs., essoin themselves
against Peter le Hirreys, tailor, pl., by John de Brackele.
[m. 18] Fri. 20 Nov. 1310.
162. Robert [de Chiggewelle] essoins himself against Roger de Frowik by
W. de Reyle.
Fri. 27 Nov. 1310. Richer de Refham, [mayor], Nicholas de Farndon, John
de Wengrave, Henry de Durham, William Trente, Thomas Seely, Nicholas
163. William Busshe complains that the water draining from the house of
William de Basyng and Richolda his wife and Maud relict of John le
Heaumere in the par. of St. Dunstan by the Tower, falls upon his land,
and that the defs. have a door and a window opening upon it. The defs.
though summoned make default. Judgment after view that they make a
gutter (stillicidium) to receive and carry off their rainwater, and block up
the apertures complained of within 40 days etc.
164. William de Leire complains that Simon de Abyndon has recently
made an aperture in the plaster (luteo) wall of his house in the par. of
All Hallows the Less, opposite the pl.'s hall. The def. comes and submits to
the judgment of the assize. After view, the mayor and aldermen adjudge
that he block up the aperture within 40 days etc.
Fri. 4 Dec. 1310.
165. John le Luter complains that the cess-pit of Robert de Chiggewelle's
privy adjoins too closely his earthen wall in the par. of St. John Zachary, so
that his house is inundated and his wall rotted by the sewage. The def. says
that the cess-pit is common to both parties, since their respective tenements
were formerly a single whole; and the wall simply marks the boundary
between their pourparties. Judgment after view that they clean the cess-pit
at their common charges; and, at their discretion, either combine to build
a stone wall in place of the earthen one, or each build a stone wall on his
own pourparty. The cleansing of the cess-pit to be carried out within 40
days. Otherwise the sheriff is to act at the expense of the defaulting party.
[Entry deleted. Margin: vacat hic quia intratur inferius.]
[m. 18d.]Fri. 7 May 1311.
166. Isabel relict of Roger de Higham essoins herself against Luke de
Havering, chamberlain of London, on behalf of the commonalty by
William de Reille.
167. The commonalty, by Luke de Haveryng, chamberlain, appear against
Thomas de Campes, John Dode, John de Dallyng, Robert de Fulsham and
Master Peter le Cirugien. Master Peter makes default. The sheriff is
ordered to warn him to be prepared within 40 days to combine with the
commonalty to build a wall between them, in accordance with the Assize.
Thomas de Campes, John Dode and Ralph de Fulsham come and agree
to build their respective portions. John de Dallyng is ordered to block up
his apertures overlooking the land of the commonalty, and to make a
fillet-gutter (filettum) to receive his rainwater.
Fri. 14 May 1311. R. de Refham, mayor, S. de Corp, sheriff, J. de Wengrave,
N. de Farndon, Thomas Romayn, H. de Gloucestre, N. Pikot, S. de Paris,
H. [sic] de Gloucestre.
168. John de la Barnette, minor, essoins himself against John le Botoner by
William de Braynford.
169. John de Triple, pl., appears against Peter le Blund, parson of St.
Stephen Walebroke, and William de Hanyton, John Cotun, John de Cornwall (Cornubia), Gilbert atte Herst, Roger de Ely, fishmonger, Elias de
Thorp, Geoffrey de Shropshire (Salop), Adam de Harewebrewe, Peter de
Newcastle (Novo Castro), Roger de Netlestede, Robert de la Marche,
tailor, and Andrew Brunne, parishioners. William de Reylle comes and
offers to essoin the defs. but afterwards he denies doing so on the ground
that he had not been asked. Peter appears in person. John de Triple complains that the part of his stone wall between his tenement and the church,
with the house built thereupon, was ruinous and dangerous, and he began
to demolish it with a view to its repair, whereupon the defs. caused the
sheriff to prohibit the work. It is found by view of the mayor and aldermen
and the others sworn to the assize that the part of the wall in question viz.
that situated on the south side of the church, between the altar of the Blessed
Virgin on the east and the corner where John Adrien, late citizen, is said to
be buried on the west, stands wholly on the pl.'s land, and the gutter
(stillicidium) thereon belongs solely to him, whereas the church has its own
gutter (stillicidium) to receive its own water, situated upon its own land. It
is therefore adjudged that the pl. continue his building operations. Peter
and his parishioners in mercy for a false plaint. [Cf. 174.]
Fri. 11 June 1311. R. de Refham, mayor, Nicholas de Farndon, John de
Wengrave, Henry de Durham, William Servat, Richard de Gloucestre,
Nicholas Pikot, John Lincoln, Thomas Sely, aldermen.
170. The mayor and commonalty appear against Thomas Perceval, and the
sheriff attests, by Richard de Crofton, clerk, that he was not in the City
at the time of the summons. The sheriff is instructed to order those living
in the tenement concerning which the assize is sought, to warn him to be
upon the land at the quindene; and the same day is given to the mayor and
171. Mayor and commonalty, pls., v. Isabel relict of Stephen Asshwy, def.,
are given a day at the quindene.
[m. 19] Fri. 18 June 1311. R. de Refham, mayor, J. de Wengrave, William
de Leire, Henry de Durham, Simon de Paris, Nicholas Picot, William
Servat and Thomas Sely, aldermen.
172. Hugh Picard and Sabine his wife, defs., essoin themselves against
Geoffrey de Bordeslee and Albreda his wife by H. de Passenham.
173. Robert Person, 'peleter', def., essoins himself against William de
Bristoll and Denise his wife by William de Reyle.
174. John Triple, pl., appears against Peter le Blund, parson of St. Stephen
Walebrok, William de Hanyngton, John Coton, Roger de Nettlestede,
John de Cornewaille, Geoffrey de Shropshire, and Gilbert atte Hierst,
parishioners, defs., who first essoin themselves and then make default.
The pl., by Henry de Passenham, his attorney, complains that the defs.
acting on their own authority, have made a great aperture in the stone
wall on the south side of the church, overlooking his tenement. The mayor
and aldermen, after viewing the premises, give the parties a day at the
octave [25 June] at Guildhall to hear judgment; but on that day they had to
appear before the treasurer and council, and the assize was therefore
adjourned until Wed. [? 14 July 1311]. On the following Fri. the parties
come, and judgment is given that since the wall in question forms the fence
between the parties, and for the past thirty years and more there has been
no aperture in it, the defs. must block up within 40 days etc. the aperture
they have made.
Afterwards, on Sat. 11 Mar. 1312, the pl. conies and complains that judgment has not been executed. The sheriffs, Richard de Welleford and Simon
de Corp are ordered to put it into execution in accordance with the custom
of the City. [Cf. 169. m. 19d. Blank.]
[m. 20] Fri. 18 July 1311. Richer de Refham, mayor, Nicholas de Farndon,
John de Wengrave, William de Leyre, Nicholas Pikot, Thomas Sely, Simon
Bolet, aldermen, Simon de Corp, sheriff and others sworn to the assize.
175. On that day it was adjudged by the mayor and aldermen that within
40 days etc. William de Hackeford and Avice his wife should pave the
outside of their tenement in the par. of St. Stephen de Colemanstrete from
their gate (porta) along the earthen wall in the lane leading to the church
of St. Margaret de Lotheberi.
176. The widow of Geoffrey de Vescy was likewise ordered to pave outside
her tenement within the same period and subject to a like penalty.
Fri. 30 July 1311. Richer de Refham, mayor, Nicholas de Farndon, John de
Wengrave, William de Leire, Nicholas Picot, Thomas Sely, Simon de Paris,
Simon Bolet, aldermen, and Simon Corp, sheriff.
177. John de la Barnet, def., essoins himself against John le Botoner by
W. de B[raynford].
178. William de Coumbemartyn and Margery his wife, defs., essoin themselves against Adam Hunteman by the same.
179. William Trente essoins himself against John de Gisors (Gysorcio)
prosecuting for himself and the commonalty by Adam Prat.
180. On that day Roger Poyntel, pl., and Ellen de Clouton came, and
Roger undertook to build a stone wall 10 ft. high between them extending
from Ellen's land on the west to his own on the east.
181. On the same day the parishioners of St. Mary Aldermanbury appeared
against the same Ellen de Clouton concerning her wall next the churchyard
of that church. Judgment by the mayor, aldermen, sheriffs and others sworn
to keep the assize that within 40 days etc. the parishioners demolish the
wall in question and rebuild it at their own cost upon land provided by
Ellen to a width of 3 ft. and a height of 16 ft. according to the Assize of
Fri. 10 Mar. 1312. John de Gisors (Gisorcio), mayor, Nicholas de Farendon,
Henry de Durham, William Trente, William Servat, Nicholas Picot, Anketin
de Gisorz, aldermen, and Richard de Welleford, sheriff.
182. Simon de Mereworth, def., essoins himself against John son of Roger
de Essex by W. de Reile.
183. Francis de Vilers, kt., complains that by default of Henry le Brewere
the gutter (stillicidium) between their tenements in the par. of St. Dunstan
Fletestrete, which ought to be repaired at their common charges, is so
broken that the timber of his house is rotted and the party-wall is ruinous,
and that the cess-pit of the def.'s privy adjoins the earthen wall of his hall
too closely; and further that he stacks his firewood in his garden too near
the pl.'s stable wall so that it is broken and damaged. Judgment that since
all the nuisances complained of are manifest, the parties repair the gutter
within 40 days etc. at their common charges, and that within the same period
the def. remove his cess-pit 3½ ft. from the pl.'s wall, and remove his firewood from his stable wall and repair the damage caused to it under a
penalty of 40s. etc. [m. 20d. Blank.]
[m. 21] Fri. 13 Oct. 1312. John de Gysors, mayor, John de Wengrave,
Nicholas de Farndon, Richard de Gloucestre, Nigel Druri, Anketin de Gisors
and Simon Bolet, aldermen, and Richard de Welleford, sheriff.
184. Isabel relict of Richard de Horemade complains that Master John
Wylemyn, in rebuilding his house in the par. of All Hallows de Grascherche
upon the site adjoining the pl.'s tenement, placed his timbers upon the
stone wall which belongs wholly to her house, tearing down (eradicavit) the
gutter (guteram) on the same wall which received and carried off her rainwater into the street, and breaking and cutting through (abscisit) the tiles and
timber. The def. comes and asks for licence to agree. He undertakes to
repair and replace the gutter in its former position; and the pl. agrees to
remit to him all the trespass and damage done to her. The def. is ordered
to repair the gutter without delay and to remove his corbels from the pl.'s
wall within eight days.
Fri. 22 Dec. 1312. J. de Gisors, mayor, N. de Farndon, John de Wengrave,
William de Coumbemartyn, William de Leire, William Servat, Henry de
Gloucestre, Simon Bolet, Henry de Durem, John de Wyndesore, Nigel Druri,
Roger de Paris, Richard de Wyrhale, John Lambyn, alderman and sheriff,
Richard de Willehale [sic], Anketin de Gysorz and Stephen de Abyndon,
185. Master William de Meleford, archdeacon of Colchester, pl., appears
against Ralph son of William Mabely, surgeon, John de Laufare and
Edward de Macchyng, defs., complaining that they have apertures in the
earthen walls of their houses in the par. of St. Benet Fink overlooking his
garden. The sheriff testifies that the defs. were summoned, but they make
default. Judgment, after inspection of the premises that within 40 days etc.
the defs. block up the apertures complained of.
186. On Fri. 2 Mar. 1313 it was adjudged by J. de Gisors, mayor, and the
aldermen that John de Watford and John Knyght, tailor, should within 40
days etc. remake the pavement outside their tenements in the par. of St.
Sepulchre in the suburb of London, which in its present state is to the
damage of John de Chibenherst and the other neighbours.
Fri. 27 Apr. 1313. J. de Gysors, mayor, Nicholas de Farndon, John de Wengrave, William de Leire, Roger de Frowik, John de Lincoln, Anketin de
Gysors, aldermen, and Adam Ludekyn, sheriff.
187. Richard Ussher, Geoffrey de Chelchehethe, Gervase de Houndesdiche,
Philip de Houndesdiche, Geoffrey Drie, Simon atte Smalebregge, Lawrence
de Hadham, Walter de Hadham, Walter de Shenefeld, Roger de Chipstede,
Roger de Edelmeton, John Swift, Walter de Chipstede, William de
Hakeneye, William le Meleward, Richard Beryng, William de Mymmes
and Stephen de Hadham, tanners, pls., appear against Philip fitz Herves',
William de Forsham, Thomas de Luda, John le Botoner and Henry le
Callere and other tanners, defs., concerning their free tenement in the par.
of St. Mary le Bow (de Arcubus). Philip fitz Herves' and Thomas de Luda
do not come, because they were not in the City at the time of the summons.
The sheriff is ordered to summon them for the quindene, and meanwhile the
assize proceeds. The pls. complain that they have a common seld in the
par. which is in disrepair, but they cannot repair it because the defs.' wall
which adjoins their tenement is ruinous and must first be demolished and
rebuilt. William de Forsham comes and says that he has no interest in the
wall in question except by demise of Philip fitz Herves'. John le Botoner
and Henry le Callere come.
Fri. 1 June 1313.
188. John le Mazeliner, chamberlain, appears on behalf of the commonalty,
pls., against the prior and brethren of the Austin Friars, defs., complaining
that whereas, time out of mind, there was a ditch (fovea) outside the old
hedge (sepe) enclosing their garden in the par. of All Hallows London Wall
which served to receive and carry off the water of the Walebrok, the defs.
have stopped up the ditch and built an earthen wall around their garden
on the other side of it, thus narrowing the king's highway to the damage of
the whole City, and obstructing the course of the Walebrok. The defs. come
and are given a day.
Fri. 6 July 1313. Mayor, the aldermen and sheriff.
189. William de Meltone, dean of St. Martin le Grand, the chapter of the
same and William de Beverle, chaplain, essoin themselves against the
mayor and citizens prosecuting for themselves and for the guardian of the
Friars Minor by W. de. Westwode.
190. Robert de la March, tailor, essoins himself against John le Luter and
Isabel his wife by J. de Westwode.
[m. 2ld.] Fri. 8 June 1313.
191. John de Preston, 'zeinturer', pl., appears against William Spot and
Muriel his wife and Margery la Fundour, defs., complaining that the cesspit of the privy they have made in their house in the par. of St. Lawrence
Jewry adjoins too closely the pl.'s tenement and so undermines it that his
house and timbers are ruined. The defs. do not come. Judgment after view
that within 40 days etc. the cess-pit complained of be well and firmly
blocked up and another made 3 ft. from the pl.'s land.
192. The assize between William Trente, pl., and Alice la Molere respited
for lack of aldermen.
Fri. 15 Mar. 1314. Nicholas de Farndon, mayor, sheriffs and the aldermen.
193. On that day Hugh de Waltham, pl., and Richard Dask, def., agreed by
licence of Nicholas de Farndon, mayor, the sheriffs and aldermen. The
tenor of the agreement [French] follows. [Margin: Scriptum irrotulatum.]
Richard acknowledges that he is bound to maintain in repair a gutter
(gotere) between his house and Hugh's in the par. of St. James Garlekhethe,
and to receive upon his land the water draining from Hugh's house; the
pl. granting him in return the right to affix his transoms (traverseyns) to his
timber (meryn), and to convey the water from his house through his tenement. The def. further undertakes that whenever the pl. wishes to repair
his house he may remove the said transoms and gutter (gotere), and divert
or stop up the water flowing through his tenement, and promises to claim
no right in the pl.'s wall or timber. Penalty for breach of the agreement £20
payable to the pl., his heirs or assigns. Dated 13 Oct. 1312. Witnesses:
John de Birdene, Peres Maupyn, John de Taleworth, William le Bret and
others. The def. comes and acknowledges the above deed as his, and grants
for himself, his heirs and assigns that if at any future time it is contravened,
the £20 shall be levied by the City officers to the use of Hugh, his heirs or
assigns or to whomsoever the tenement in question shall come; and he puts
himself in mercy [sic].
[m. 22] Fri. 5 Oct. 1313.
194. Roger Sauvage, kt., and John de Chesthonte essoin themselves against
Robert de Hagham and Idonia la Blunde his wife by William de Reile.
Fri. 19 Oct. 1313.
195. The prioress of Halywelle and Robert de la Marche, tailor, defs.,
essoin themselves against John le Luter and Isabel his wife by John Scot.
196. John de Coton essoins himself against Margery de Basyng and Reginald
de Basyng her son by John Devineys.
197. Alice de Lincoln complains that Idonea daughter of William de Leire.
[Entry incomplete, but see 205.]
Fri. 4 Jan. 1314. Perambulation by Nicholas de Farndon, mayor, and the
aldermen to inspect the course of the Walebrok.
198. Roger de Eure and Ranulph, rector of St. Margaret Lotheberi, were
ordered to remove within 40 days all the obstructions they have placed in
the course of the Walebrok and to enlarge the watercourse beside their
tenements where they have narrowed it.
199. Robert de Asshe, 'cordewaner', is ordered to remove his firewood
from the course of the Walebrok.
200. Likewise John de Paris, 'seler', is ordered to remove certain beams
(trabes) and timber lying across the Walebrok next his house; and William
de Fourneis to remove a privy built above it within 15 days. Otherwise the
sheriff is to act.
Fri. 1 Feb. 1314. [Essoins only.]