A Short English Chronicle
London from Edward I to Edward III (1272-1377)


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'A Short English Chronicle: London from Edward I to Edward III (1272-1377)', Three fifteenth-century chronicles: With historical memoranda by John Stowe (1880), pp. 38-47. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=58657 Date accessed: 21 November 2014.


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London from Edward I to Edward III (1272–1377)

Edwardus Primus.

Thes bethe the names of the meyres and shereffes in the regne of Kynge Edwarde the First.

William Hervy, MeirJohn HorneA° primo.
Water Porter
Harry Walleys, MeirNicolas WynchesterA° ije.
Harry Coventre
Gregory Rokysley, MeireLucas MadcourtA° iije.
Harry Frowycke

This yere was a grete erthe quake.

Gregory Rokysley, MeireJohn HorneA° iiije.
Rauff Blunt
Robert BrasA° ve.
Raff Fyner
John AdryanA° vje.
Water Langley
Robert BasyngeA° vije.
William Morle

This yere the house of Frere Prechours was first founded at Castell Baynarde.

Gregory Rokysley, MeireThomas BoxA° viije.
Raffe More
William FarendonA° ixe.
Nicolas Wynchester
Harry Walleys, MeireWilliam MeyreA° xe.
Richard Chykwell
Rauff BlunteA° xje.
Ankyrtyn Betle

This yere Newlyn Prince of Walis was take and beheded.

Harry Walleys, MeireJordane GodechepeA° xije.
Martyn Box
Roger Rokesley, MeireStephen CornhillA° xiije.
Robert Rikysle
Watyr BluntA° xiiije.
John Wade
Thomas GrosA° xve.
William Antony
Rauffe Southe, MeirWilliam HarffordA° xvje.
Thomas Stanys
William BetayneA° xvije.
Thomas Caunterbury
Fult EdmondA° xviije.
Salmon Langfford
Cartsteyne, MeireThomas RomayneA° xixe.
William Lyre

This yere the kynge ordeyned that all the Jewes that were dwellinge in this londe shulde be exiled for evir.

Rauffe Blunt, MaireRauffe BluntA° xxe.
Hamond Box
Harry BelleA° xxje.
Ellyse Russell
Sir John Kyrton, CostosMartyne AmbreshireA° xxij.
Robert Rokysley
Richard GlowestreA° xxiije.
Hary Box
John DonstableA° xxiiije.
Adam Alyngbury
Thomas SoutheA° xxve.
Adam Fulham

This yere the kynge toke the towne and castell off Berwyke, and ther were slayne many Scottes.

Sir John Kyrton,CostosWilliam StaffordA° xxvje.
John Stafford

This yere the kynge did a grete batayll in Scotlonde.

Harry Walles, MeireRicharde SoperlaneA° xxvije.
Thomas Cely
Elys Russell, MeireHarry FyngrethA° xxviije.
John Anetres
Syr John Blunt, MeireLucas AveryngA° xxixe.
Richard Cambe
Robert TaylorA° xxxe.
Petyr Basynge
Hugh ProudeA° xxxje.
Symond Parys
Sir John Bluntt, MeireWilliam Commate A° xxxije.
John Burfford
Roger ParyceA° xxxiije.
John Luncolne

This yere the lordis of Scotland were sworne liege men to the kynge of Engelonde.

Harry WalesReynold UnderleA° xxxiiije.
William Cosyne
Symond BenettA° xxxve.
Geffrey Conditt

This yere died the noble kynge, whos bonys ben buried at Westmester.

Edwardus ijdus.

Thes bethe the names of the Meires and Shereffes of the Cite of London in the tyme of þe regne of Kynge Edwarde the Secunde.

Thomas Romayn, MaireWilliam FurneyA° primo.
Nelle Drury

This yere the kynge spowsed Isabell, the kynges doughter of Fraunce, and in the same tyme proffessioned the holy chanone of Brydlyngton.

Thomas Romayne,MaireWilliam BasyngeA° ije
John Boteler
Nicolas Faryngdon, MeirRoger palmerA° iije.
John Edmond
Richard Bosham, MeireSymond CroppA° iiije.
Petyr Blakeney
John Gysors, MeireSymond MorwadeA° ve.
Richard Wilfford

This yere was Edward the kynges sonne borne at Wyndsore on Seint Bricys daye.

Nicholas Faryngdon, MeirJohn LambuyA° vje.
Richard Lutkyn
Adam BurtonA° vije.
Hugh Gayton

This yere the kynge went in to Scotland with a riall power.

John Gysors, MeirStevyn AbyngdonA° viije.
William Bedyngham
Stephen Abyngdon, MeireHamond GoodchepeA° ix.
William Bedyngton

This yere the towne and the castell of Berwyk was lost throwe treson of Peris of Spaldynge [ (fn. 1) whom the kyng had put there to kepe the towne with many burgesys of the same towne, where fore the chyldren that were put in hostage thorough the burgesys of Berwyke folowde the kynges marchalse many dayes fetterd in strong yrens. And after that cam two cardynals in to Englonde to make peace be twene Englond and Scotland. And as they went toward Durham to have consecrate one Master Lewys of Beamount Bysshop of Durham they were robbyd upon the more of Wynglesdome, of whiche robrye Syr Gylbert of Mytton was atteynt, take, drawne, hangyd, hys hed smyt of, and quarterde. And the same tyme be fel many myscheves in Englond, for the pore people dyed for hungre, and so faste that unethe men myght bury them. For a quarter of whete was then at xl s., and two yeare and di. whete was at x marke a quarter, in so moche that pore people stole chyrdern and ete them, and all so ete howndes, hors, and cattes.]

John WyngraveWilliam PalmerA° xe.
Rauff Gawston
John PryourA° xje.
William Furnex
John PulteneyA° xije.
John Dollynge

This yere the kynge helde his Parlement at Yorke, and Sir Hugh Spencer sone was made chefe Chamburlayne of Inglonde.

Hugh Chykwell,MeyrSymond AbyngdonA° xiije.
John Preston

This same yere was bothe Lord Spencer and his sonne exiled oute of Ingelond, and, sone after, the kynge commaunded ayene to the Lordis governaunce.

This yere were the fyrst nobles, di. nobles, and farthynges of gold made, for a fore this tyme there was no mony but sterlyng.

Nicholas Faryngdon, MaireWilliam PordonA° xiiije.
Reynolds Condyt
Hamond Chykewell, MairRichard CostantyneA° xve.
Richard Akeney
John GranthamA° xvje.
Roger Ely
Nicholas Faryngdon, MaireAdam SalysburyA° xvije.
John Oxynford
Hamond Chykwell, MaireBenett FullhamA° xviije.
John Gawston

This yere the Bysshoppe of Exceter, (fn. 2) that tyme was (fn. 2) Tresorer of Inglonde, was be heded at the Standarde in Chepe.

Rechard Betey, MeyreGilbert MordonA° xix.
John Cotton

Edwardus iijus.

This yere the kynge was deposed and Edward his sonne made kynge.

The names of the Meire and Shereffes of London in þe yere of the regne of Kynge Edwarde the iije.

Hamond Chikwell, MaireRichard DeryngA° primo.
Roger Chaunceler

This yere the kynge spoused the Erlis doughter off Henawde. And in the same yere the kynges fader was morthered at the castell of Berkele.

Hamond Chikwell, MeireRichard DeteryngeA° ije.
Harry Darcy
Richard DeteryngeA° iije
Roger Chaunceler
John Grantham, MaireSymond FrauncesA° iiije.
Harry Chamburleyne

This yere was Roger Mortymer honged for holding of the Quene.

Symond Swanlond,MayreRichard LaterA° ve
Harry Gesors
John Powntney, MaireRobert off ElyA° vje.
Thomas Herwolde
John of MokkyngA° vije.
Andrew Aubry

This yere was Berwik yolden to oure kynge.

John Powntney, MaireNicholas PykeA° viije.
John Howsbonde
William HaunsedA° ixe.
John Haunseyd
Reynold Condit, MaireJohn HyngestonA° xe.
Watyr Turke
John Powntney, MaireWatir MordonA° xje.
Rauff Upon
William BekleswortheA° xije.
John Northhalle
Harry Dacy, MaireWatyr NeellA° xiije.
Nicholas Crane
William of PounfretA° xiiije.
Hugh of Markeber
Andrewe AwbryeWilliam ThorneyA° xv.
Roger of Forsham

This yere was the bataylle of Slews in Flawndres.

John of Oxynford, MaireAdam LucasA° xvje.
Bertilmewe Denmarke
Richard of BerwykA° xvije.
John Rokysle
Symond Frawnces, MaireJohn LovekynA° xviije.
Richard of Kyllyngbury

In this yere was an erthge quake.

John Hamonde, MaireJohn SewardeA° xixe.
John of Haylham

This yere began the knyghtys of the Garter a yene.

John Hamonde, MaireGeffrey WynghamA° xxe.
Thomas Legge

This yere was the kynge of Scotlonde take the broȝte in to Ingelonde.

Richard Lacer,MaireEdmond of EvynhallA° xxje.
John of Glowcester

This yere was the Batayll of Cressy and the Sege of Caleys, be gonne 1346.

Geffrey Wychyngham, MaireWilliam ClaptonA° xxije.
John Croydon

This yere was Calys wonne and yelde to Kynge Edwarde.

Thomas the Gaye, MeirAdam BrabansonA° xxiij.
Richard of Basyngstoke

This yere was the fyrst Pestelence.

Harry Loffkyn, MeireHarry PykardA° xxiiije.
Symond Dolseley
John Turke, MaireAdam BuryA° xxve.
Rauffe of Lynee

This yere was the grete Pestelence.

Richard Beslyngbury, MaireJohn NottA° xxvje.
William of Worseter
Andrewe Aubry,MaireJohn WrothA° xxvije.
William Styryntrope
Adam Fraunces,MaireJohn PecheA° xxviije. (fn. 3)
John of Stody
William of Welde
A° xxixe.
John Lytell
Thomas Legge, MairWilliam of TudhamA° xxxe.
Richard of Smolt
Symond Fraunces, MayreWatyr FrostA° xxxje.
Thomas of Lardon

This yere the kynge of Fraunce was brought on to Ingelonde prisoner, the whiche Prince Edwarde toke in þe felde at the Batayle of Peyters. And the Crow[n]e off Scotlond yelden to oure kynge.

Harry Pycard, MaireRichard NotynghamA° xxxije.
Thomas Dolsle
John Stoody, MaireStephanus CaundicheA° xxxiije.
Bertilmewe Frestlynge
John Lovekyn, MaireJohn of BurysA° xxxiiije.
John of Banys
Symonde Dolse, MaireSymond of BodyngtonA° xxxve.
John of Chechester

This yere was the threde Pestelence.

John Wrothe, MaireJohn DenysA° xxxvje.
James Andrewe
John Peche, MaireWilliam HolbecheA° xxxvije.
Jamys of Tame

This yere was a grete wynde on Seint Mawres daye.

Stephen Candysh, MeirJohn de Seint AlbonisA° xxxviije.
James Andrewe
John Notte, MaireRichard of CroydonA° xxxixe.
John Hiltoft
Adam of Bury,
Symond of MordonA° xle.
John of Medfford
Adam of Bury, Mairto þe xvij day of
John BrekylleswortheA° xlje.
Thomas Irelonde
John Lovekyn,MaireJohn WardeA° xlije.
Thomas Atlee
James Andrewe,MaireJohn TornegoldA° xliije
William Dikeman

This yere was the fourthe Pestilence, and in the monthe of Marche apperid. (fn. 4)

Symond MordonAdam WymondhamA° xliiije.
Robert Gurdeler

This yere went Sir Robert Knollis in to Fraunce with a grete power.

John Chechester, MaireJohn PyllA° xlve.
Hugh Holbech

This yere was called the grete dere yere, and that same yere was a quarter of whete at iiij nobles.

John Bernys, MaireWilliam WalwortheA° xlvje.
Robert Gayton
John Pyell, MaireJohn PhilpottA° xlvije.
Nicholaus Brambyll
John Bernys, MaireRobert IIattfeldA° xlviije.
Adame Stable

This yere was John Norword, mercer, slayne att the Blacke hethe at a wrestelynge.

Adam of Bury, MaireJohn AubryeA° xlixe.
John Fysshehed
William Walwothe,MaireRichard LyonsA° l.
William Woodhows
John Warde, MaireJohn HadleyA° lj.
William Newport

This yere was the wode Satyrdaye for the Duke of Lancaster at Sir Johnis Inne of Prys; the same yere was the v pestelence. This yere dyed Prince Edwarde, and lithe at Caunterburye.

Adam Staple, MaireJohn NorthehamptonA° lije.
Robert Launde

This yere was Adam Stable deposid of his meyralte by John Duke of Lancaster on Palme Sondaye eve, that is to sey the xij day of Aprile. And in his stede was made Nicholas Bremble. And on the same day was John Mynsterworthe handgged and heded. And on Seint albones even dyed Kynge Edwarde [the thirde], (fn. 5) and is enterred at Westmester.


1 This between brackets has been added by the Corrector at the top of the page, fo.24b.
2 The original reading was "Oxenford," which has been corrected into "Exceter" by a later hand.
3 The following note occurs in the margin opposite the 28th year: "This yere were the fyrst g[ro]tes and di. grotes, that is to s[aye] iiij d. and ij d. of sylver made, [and] afore ther was no monye b[ut] the noble, the half noble, the [far]thyng of gold and sterlyng o[f]sylver."
4 So in MS. Doubtless the words "stella comata" written above under the regnal year ought to have been inserted here.
5 The words between brackets are inserted by the Corrector