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Edward III


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'Index of subjects: Edward III', Memorials of London and London Life: In the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries (1868), pp. LXII-LXX. URL: Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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EDWARD III. A.D. 1327–77.

Charter granted to the Pellipers, or Skinners, of London153
Charter granted to the Girdlers of London154
Agreement made between the men of the trade of the Saddlers of London, of the one part, and the men of the trades of the Joiners, Painters, and Lorimers in copper and iron, of the same city, of the other part156
Stealing dough by making holes in the Bakers' moulding-boards162
Petition of the Hostelers and Haymongers of London, and Ordinance made thereon166
Imprisonment of the Provost of Welles, and fine made for him by one of the Sheriffs of London167
Delivery by the Mayor and Aldermen of coffers and books lately belonging to Robert de Baldoke168
A Coverlet valued to Richard de Betoyne, in part payment of his expenses as Representative of the City in Parliament169
Wardship granted of John, son of Robert Fitz-Walter170
Account of moneys disbursed in the purchase of presents sent to the King and Queen170
Fine inflicted upon Robert le Bret, Goldsmith; and reconciliation of him with John de Castelacre171
Unlawful Nets condemned to be burnt171
Proclamation made in the City, on the King's departure for France172
Proceedings against Hugh de Hecham, lime-burner, for extortion and intimidation174
Acquittance of the Executors of Andrew Horn, Chamberlain176
Increase of the salary of Gregory de Nortone, the Recorder177
Ordinances of the Tapicers178
Petition of the Butchers of Stokkes Market179
Ordinance against the Bakers and Taverners; and resistance of the Taverners thereto180
Deposit of a Box in the safe-keeping of the Chamberlain, by Richard and William de la Pole183
Conveyance of a Dwelling-house in Bradestrete183
Exemption of William de Rameseye, Master-mason of the works at St. Paul's, from serving on Assizes, or Juries185
Account of moneys expended by the Chamberlain, for the City185
Further account of moneys expended by the City186
Collection of 1200 marks, for sending one hundred horsemen and as many foot-soldiers into Scotland187
Punishment of William de Mordone for breach of sequestration, and for rebellious conduct against the authorities190
Proclamation made for the safe-keeping of the City192
Inquisition held as to property in St. Martin's, Ludgate; and Inventory of a Brewer's implements193
Letter of Geoffrey de Say, Admiral, granted to John Pope, mariner194
Removal of timber and stone at the Guildhall195
Trial and punishment for burglary, by hanging195
Trial and punishment for theft, by hanging196
Expenditure of moneys by the City Chamberlain196
Extract from the Account of the Expenditure of the City Chamberlain197
Expenditure of moneys raised by loan for presents made to the King and Queen, and certain nobles, at the Parliament holden on the Monday after the Feast of St. Matthew the Apostle [21 September]198
Inventory of goods and chattels belonging to Hugh le Bevere, a felon199
Complaint as to waste of the water at the Conduit in Chepe; and order made thereon200
Account of the Keepers of the Conduit; and Complaint thereupon201
Payments made to the men sent by the City to aid the King in his war with France202
Royal mandate for fortifying the City against an expected attack by the French202
Royal Letter in behalf of Robert Flambard, mace-bearer of the City203
Indenture as to a sale of Jewels, and Inventory thereof203
Overseers of the trade of Pouchmakers appointed204
Inventory of munitions of war, provided by the City204
Trial and punishment for theft, by hanging206
Expenditure of Thomas de Maryns, Chamberlain of the Guildhall, to the 7th day of September, 1339206
Election of Andrew Aubrey as Mayor; and charges made by Gerard Corpe against the late Mayor, and then withdrawn207
Negotiations for a loan from the City to King Edward the Third208
Letter from King Edward the Third, commending Andrew Aubrey, the Mayor, for his prompt execution of two offenders, in Chepe210
Trial and punishment for theft, by hanging211
False blankets ordered to be burnt on Cornhulle212
Death of John de Oxenford, Mayor, and election of Simon Fraunceys, on the same day212
Ordinance made as to the sale of wines within the City213
Lease made to the Butchers of St. Nicholas Shambles, on annual payment of a boar's head214
Inquisition as to the use of unlawful Nets214
Articles of the Girdlers216
Articles of the Cutlers217
Inspectors of Nets appointed; and unlawful nets condemned219
Unlawful nets condemned to be burnt220
Regulations for the sale of Poultry, at the Leaden Hall and elsewhere220
Further Regulations for the sale of Poultry221
Trial and punishment for theft, by hanging221
Regulations for the sale of butchers' meat and fish in the vicinity of the Stokkes and the Conduit in Chepe; and for cleansing the dock at Douuegate222
Letter to the Dean and Chapter, complaining of the deficiency of Chaplains in the Church of St. Paul224
Ordinance that Brewers shall not waste the water of the Conduit in Chepe225
Meat forfeited by Butchers, for obstructing the street of the Poultry226
Articles of the Spurriers226
Petition of the Gardeners, and Order made thereon228
Trial and punishment for highway robbery; and claim of Benefit of Clergy229
Royal Mandate, enjoining the Exclusion of Leprous persons from the City230
Ordinances of the Trade called "Whittawyers"232
Enactment as to marking liquid measures made by the Turners234
Imprisonment for fraudulently enhancing the price of wheat235
Loss by the Lord Fitz-Walter of his asserted liberties and privileges within the City236
Articles of the Heaumers237
Articles of the Hatters239
Punishment of the Pillory, for selling carrion240
Ordinances of the Pewterers241
False nets ordered to be burnt244
Ordinances of the Glovers245
Ordinances of the Shearmen247
Wardship of Isabel de Hakeneye; with Inventory of her plate and jewels248
False gloves, braels, and pouches, burnt in Chepe249
Petition of the Master Shearmen, as to the scale of wages250
Petition addressed to Pope Clement the Sixth by the Mayor and Aldermen, that Brother John de Worthyn, and he only, may be empowered to grant absolution within the City251
Letter of recommendation of Richard Cleaungre, a kinsman of Andrew Aubrey, then on a visit to Rome252
Regulations as to wages and prices in the City253
Articles of the Furbishers258
False saltcellars and potels of pewter forfeited259
False cushions, coverlet, and bankers, forfeited260
Proclamation against bathing in the Fosses, or the Thames, near the Tower, on pain of death260
Inventory and valuation of stores belonging to the works at London Bridge, delivered to the Wardens thereof by the outgoing Wardens261
Inventory of articles in the Chapel on London Bridge, delivered to the Wardens thereof by the outgoing Wardens263
Account of the Keepers of the Conduit in Chepe264
Punishment of the Pillory, for selling a putrid capon266
Proclamations as to the dress of common women within the City; and as to the sale of fish267
Royal proclamation as to the wearing of arms in the City, and at Westminster; and as to playing at games in the Palace at Westminster268
Presentation to a Chantry at St. Paul's, founded by Sir John de Pulteneye269
Royal injunction, in favour of two Genoese, keeping tavern in the City270
Punishment of the Pillory, for selling carrion270
Royal mandate, as to workmen who have withdrawn from the works at the Palace of Westminster271
Proclamation for keeping the peace within the City272
Letter Testimonial from the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty, to the Pope, in behalf of Cesario, Bishop of Sancta Maria de Rosis273
Inquisition by Surgeons as to the treatment of a wound273
Enactment that the Aldermen and other Citizens shall be fined, if not punctual in their attendance at the Guildhall274
Request by King Edward that the name of Robert de Thame, an offender, may be removed from a tablet in the Guildhall274
Process against Roger Torold, for abusing the Mayor275
Ordinances of the Braelers277
Writ enjoining Inquisition to be made as to obstructions in the Foss surrounding the Prison of Flete279
Regulations for the trade of Masons280
Appraisement of the goods and chattels of Stephen le Northerne282
Committal to Neugate for rebellious conduct to the Masters of the King's works285
Letter of Edward, Prince of Wales, announcing his victory at Peytiers285
Endowment of a Chantry in the Chapel of St. Mary, near the Guildhall288
Receipt of the ransom of a Knight of Burgundy, by a Citizen of London, on behalf of an English Knight290
Order for the collection of moneys at the City Gates, for the repair of the Roads291
Ordinances of the Farriers292
Exemption of Writers of court-hand and text-letters, Limners, and Barbers, from being placed on Inquisitions in the Sheriffs' Courts295
Royal order for cleansing the streets of the City, and the banks of the Thames295
Narrative by the Mayor and Sheriffs as to proceedings consequent upon the theft of property belonging to a German Knight296
Proclamation for the preservation of order and cleanliness in the City; and for the regulation of the Poultry-market at Leadenhall298
Ordinance of the Waxchandlers300
Inquisition as to a murderous attack upon certain Lombards, in the Old Jewry302
Royal mandate for Inquisition as to a theft at the House of the Crutched Friars; and Inquisition held thereon303
Proclamation made against Vagrants within the City304
Account of William Sunnyngge, Carpenter, as to moneys expended by him, as Trustee, on the repairs of a house in the Parish of St. Michael, Cornhulle305
Inquisition as to access to the Thames through the Temple305
Regulations for the trade of the Alien Weavers in London306
Royal Order that materials for roofing, and the wages of Tilers, shall not be enhanced, by reason of the damage done by the late Tempest308
Regulations for checking the malpractices of the Dyers309
Release given by William Olneye to the Executors of Richard de Hakeneye310
Payment of several sums of money for the good of the Soul of John de Oxenford, by Adam Fraunceys, his devisee310
Proclamation as to the prices of Victuals312
Sale of Jewels to Master John Caumbrugge, executor of Michael de Northburghe, late Bishop of London313
Punishment of the Pillory, for enhancing the price of wheat314
Presents made by the Citizens to the Kings of England and France314
False charge of Conspiracy against the chief men of the City; and punishment of the Pillory inflicted for the perjury315
Punishment of the Pillory, for enhancing the price of wheat317
A seller of unsound wine punished by being made to drink it318
Punishment of the Thewe, for thickening the bottom of a quart measure with pitch319
Enactment as to future punishment in the City for perjury319
Proclamation ordered for the safe-keeping of a beast belonging to the King, called an "Oure"320
Punishment of the Pillory, for pretending to be a Summoner from the King and the Archbishop of Canterbury320
Ordinances of the Plumbers321
Ordinances as to the sale by Hostelers and Herbergeours of bread and horse-bread; and as to the sale of old furs and clothes within the City323
Inquisition as to a murderous assault by certain Fishmongers upon Giles Pykeman, Fishmonger325
Letter from Johanna, Princess of Wales, announcing the birth of a Son325
Transfer of debts and property belonging to Giles de Molyn, deceased, with the custody of his children326
Royal order for taking surety to ensure Giles Pykeman from further molestation327
Punishment of the Pillory, for selling putrid Pigeons328
Ordinances of the Pelterers, or Pellipers328
Ordinances of the Tawyers330
Articles of the Flemish Weavers in London331
Punishment of the Pillory, for fraudulent sale of oats332
Punishment of the Pillory, for forging a Deed of Entail333
Enactment as to the sale of Charcoal within the City335
Election of William Walworthe as Alderman of Bridge Ward336
Delivery of a copper-gilt cup, by the Chamberlain337
Master Surgeons of the City admitted and sworn337
Punishment of the Pillory, for selling rings of latten for gold and silver337
Extract from the Will of Robert Jober, citizen of London338
Proclamation that laystalls shall not be placed near the City Wall, adjoining the Tower338
Meters of sea-coal appointed338
Evechepynges upon Cornhulle forbidden339
Royal order for the removal of Bochersbrigge, and the prevention of the slaughtering of beasts at St. Nicholas Shambles339
Petition of the Fullers, that those who buy cloths with patent defects, shall do so at their own peril341
Regulations for the Taverners341
Petition of the Owner of the Tanners' Seld in Frydaystrete, and order made thereupon343
Punishment of the Pillory, inflicted upon a Cutpurse344
Preparations made for an expected attack upon the City344
Election of William Walworth and Robert Gaytone as Sheriffs345
Petition of the Weavers Flemings, and Ordinance made thereupon345
False measures, called "chopyns," ordered to be burnt in Chepe347
Proclamation as to the sale of victuals within the City347
Articles of the Bowyers and the Fletchers348
Particulars of Plate, bought as a present from the City to the Prince of Wales350
Punishment of the Pillory and Whetstone, for circulating lies352
Articles of the Haberdashers354
Complaint as to a melting-furnace leased by Plumbers in Estchepe, and decision given thereon355
Royal order for the prevention of the slaughtering of beasts within the City356
Articles for the regulation of the Trade of the Waxchandlers358
New Articles of the Pouchmakers360
Articles of the Blacksmiths361
Letter of thanks, for an intended gift, from the Princess of Aquitaine and Wales362
Punishment of the Pillory, for selling circlets of inferior metal for silver363
Articles for the Leathersellers and Pouchmakers; and for the Dyers serving those trades364
John Mayn, a Leper, expelled from the City365
Ordinance for the cleansing of Smythfelde366
Punishment of the Thewe, for selling putrid soles367
Royal Proclamation against the pollution of the Thames367
Punishment of the Thewe, for stealing a child368
Delivery of a Barge, provided by the City to serve under the King, together with the rigging and tackle thereof, to William Martlesham, its master368
Sentence of Imprisonment, for assault in presence of the Mayor371
Ordinances of the Court-hand Writers, or Scriveners372
Further requisitions as to the equipment of the Barge built by the City for the King's service373
Inundation of the vicinity of St. Mary's Hospital without Bisshopesgate, from a defective watercourse374
Judgment given as to tapestry made of false work375
Royal order to stay proceedings against the Prior of St. John of Jerusalem, as to access to the Thames through the Temple376
Lease to Geoffrey Chaucer of the dwelling-house at Algate377
Account of a Guardian, as to moneys expended upon his Ward378
Lease of the Moor for seven years, with provision for cleansing the Watercouse of Wallebrok379
Freight paid on wines given to the City for the services of its Barge380
Punishment of the Pillory, for stealing pork and fowls381
Lease of a moveable Stall, beneath the Gate of Ludgate382
Lease of a Garden in Tower Ward, near the City Wall382
Indenture made between the Woodmongers of London and John Baddeby383
The Porters of the City Gates sworn that they will prevent Lepers from entering the City384
Money given for cleansing the Fosses, in return for Masses for the soul of Thomas Legge384
Punishment of the Thewe, inflicted upon a Common Scold385
Terms of reconciliation between the Parishioners of St. Iwayn and St. Nicholas and John Hoklee, spicer386
Ordinance restricting the length of the Alestakes of Taverns386
Grant of the dwelling-house over the Gate of Crepulgate387
Punishment for forestalling geese, in Holborne387
Grant of the dwelling-house over the Gate of Aldrichesgate388
Ordinances as to Poulterers; the Thames and the Fosses; and common Beggars388
Delivery unto John Costantyn by the Chamberlain of 438 documents under seal390
Punishment of the Pillory, for frauds upon Hucksters of ale390
Articles of the Cordwainers, or Tawyers391
Acquittance given by William de Beauchaumpe, on sale of his prisoner, Berard de la Bret392
Ordinances of the Barbers393
Punishment of the Pillory, for cheating with false tables and dice395
Imprisonment of a Scrivener, for making false indentures of apprenticeship397
Imprisonment for silvering buttons and circlets of inferior metal397
Prohibition of a Latoner from interfering with the trade of the Goldsmiths398
Penalty inflicted upon a Girdler, for harnessing a girdle with silver399
Addition made to the Common Seal of the City400
Ordinances of the Fullers, and proceedings thereupon400
Royal Order for the arrest of William de Wyndesore402
Ordinances of the Hurers, as to fulling at Water-mills402
Punishment of a Lombard by the Pillory, for forging a bond404
Ordinances of the Cheesemongers405