Injunctions to the Bedels of the Wards, as to the passing of crocards
28 Edward I. A.D. 1300. Letter-Book C. fol. xl. (Latin.)
Be it remembered, that on Sunday next before the Feast of the
Purification of St. Mary [2 February] in the 28th year of the
reign of King Edward, all the Bedels of the various Wards were
summoned before the Mayor and Aldermen, to receive and do
that which by the said Mayor and Aldermen should be enjoined;
namely, that each one of them should carry his staff in his own
Ward, and be present at every case of complaint as to receiving
or refusing two crocards (fn. 1) or pollards (fn. 1) for one penny sterling;
so that if any person should refuse to receive two pollards as such
for any amount of a commodity, then the said Bedels should
attach the person so selling, together with the thing sold, and take
him, with the suit of the buyer, (fn. 2) to the Sheriff's house; that so
the Sheriff might be seised (fn. 3) of the persons so attached. And
faithfully to do all and singular the things aforesaid the said
Bedels made oath before the said Mayor and Aldermen.
Inquisition as to the liability to maintain two bridges in the Ward
of Broad Street; and to find the hinges of Bishopsgate.
28 Edward I. A.D. 1300. Letter-Book C. fol. xlvii. (Latin.)
Inquisition taken before Elias Russel, the then Mayor of London,
and the Aldermen there present, on Friday the morrow of the
Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr [7 July] in the 28th year
of the reign of King Edward, son of King Henry, as to the
making of a certain bridge (fn. 4) now broken, near London Wall, in
the Ward of Bradestrate, (fn. 5) by Henry Hauteyn of the Ward of
Bassieshawe, Adam Manyman of the Ward of Colemanstrete, John
Verin of the Ward of Bisshoppisgate, and John de Hertford of
the Ward of Bradestrate, and other persons empanelled of the said
Who say upon their oath, that so often as it may happen that
the said bridge shall be broken, the Prior of the Holy Trinity is
bound to make it at his own cost; and he has so done time out of
mind, because by his charters he has common way there. They
say also that the Prior of the New Hospital without Bisshoppesgate
ought to make one half of another bridge, near to the former
bridge, and the men who are nearest neighbours to that bridge, the
other half. And precept was given to the Sheriffs, that they should
distrain the aforesaid Priors and the neighbouring persons to rebuild
the said bridges, and to keep them in good repair.
They say also, that the Bishop of London is bound to make
the hinges of Bysoppesgate; seeing that from every cart laden with
wood, he has one stick, as it enters the said Gate. Therefore, directions were given to the Sheriffs, etc.
Inquisition as to the liability to repair the covering over the Watercourse of Walebroc.
28 Edward I. A.D. 1300. Letter-Book C. fol. xlviii. (Latin.)
Inquisition taken before the Mayor of London, on Wednesday
the morrow of the Translation of Saint Benedict [11 July] in the
28th year, as to what persons are bound to repair the covering
over the water-course of Walebroc, over against the wall of the
chancel of the Church of St. Stephen Walebroc.
Whereon the jurors empanelled say upon their oath, that the
parishioners of the Church of Saint Stephen are bound of right
to repair the said covering over the water-course of Walebroc.
Therefore directions were given to the Sheriffs to distrain the said
parishioners to do the building aforesaid.