[f. 97] In the parish of St. Pancras
501. [1253–4] Grant of William Wylehale (Wilehale), citizen, for the
salvation of his soul etc. to John prior and convent of 10s. 4d. of quit rent
which Gilbert le Bas was accustomed to pay him from certain lands with
houses which he held in the parish of St. Pancras next Sopereslane; abutments, the church on the east and the tenement once of Richard son of
Walter on the west; to hold in free alms; witnesses, Nicholas Batte, mayor,
John de Norhampthon, Richard Pykard, sheriffs, Adam de Basinges, Roger
son of Roger, Michael Tovy, John de Gysorz, John Adryan, William son of
Richard, Ralph le Fevre.
C.A.D., ii, A 2697.
502. [List of those paying quit rent]: Gilbert le Bas; Thomas Heyroun;
Richard Vantot, 1 Ed. II; William Hervy, 5 and 19 Ed. II; Richard Vantot,
1 Ed. III; John Stanhoppe, 30 Ed. III; Adam Stable, 48 Ed. III; John
Hadlee, 9 Ric. II to whom William prior and convent remitted 3s. 8d. for a
term of twenty years [See also after 503] as appears in the following charter.
503. Release by William prior and convent to John Hadele, who has built a
house on part of the land consecrated as a cemetery for the church of St.
Pancras, of all arrears of rent for all time preceding [f. 97v] and he shall pay
only 6s. 8d. p.a. for twenty years from Michaelmas next coming; prior and
convent have the right to enter and distrain for the 6s. 8d. and at the end of
twenty years the present concession shall be null and void and thereafter
the rent of 10s. 4d. p.a. shall be paid; counterpart indenture; dated 24 June
C.A.D., v, A 11640.
502 contd. The rector and churchwardens as appears by the following
acquittance [no acquittance follows].
504. Note: Laurence de St. Michael gave to J., (fn. 1) prior and convent 14s. 8d.
which William Totham was accustomed to pay him as appears by Charter
Five. (fn. 2)
505. Grant by William de Totham and Margery, daughter of Walter de
Essex, his wife, of ½ mark of quit rent from two shops at the corner (in
cornera) of a new street (novi vici) called Soperislane by Cheap (iuxta forum
London') on the east which shops contain in length 3 ells and in breadth
1⅓ ells; the canons gave 4 marks of silver to further the grantors' most
urgent business (ad urgentissima negocia nostra utiliter expedienda); the
sale was made in the presence of the grantors' daughter Christine being
of lawful age and with her agreement and she sealed the charter together
with the seals of the grantors; [f. 98] and if Christine wishes to sell or lease
the shops or part thereof then the canons have the first claim to receive ½
mark of silver; dated St. Laurence's day [? 10 Aug.] 1257; witnesses, Ralph
Hardel, mayor, Richard de Ewelle, William Aswy, sheriffs.
C.A.D., ii, A 2609.
506. [List of those paying quit rent]: William Totham paid 13s. 4d. for his
obligations under 504 and 505 and afterwards the land was divided for
Katherine Totham paid 6s. 8d. and Helewisa paid 6s. 8d.; and these paid
6s. 8d. after Katherine; Alan Norhamton who granted the tenement to
John le Botoner who paid 6s. 8d. to Holy Trinity as appears by their
charter (fn. 3) enrolled 23 Ed. I; John le Boteler or Botoner, 1, 5 and 19 Ed. II
and 1 Ed. III; John Botonere, 6 and 30 Ed. III; Thomas Everand, 33 and
49 Ed. III; Walter Doget, 8 Ric. II: and these paid 6s. 8d. after Helewisa;
Richer Refham, 1 and 19 Ed. II; John Refham, 1 and 49 Ed. III and 8 Ric.
507. [1250–8] Grant of Laurence de St. Michael son of William to John
prior and convent of 60s. p.a. of quit rent which the grantor received from
three shops in Sopereslane which shops are next to the corner of Cheap
(proximas in cornera versus magnum forum London') out of which one shop
pays 28s. p.a., the other shop 20s. p.a. and the third shop 12s. p.a.; rent to
the grantee and his heirs 20s. p.a.; the canons gave 30 marks of silver as
gersuma (in liberam gersumam); sealed; witnesses, Peter son of Alan,
Nicholas son of Joce, John Adrian, draper.
Margin: pro magistro Pakyngton in foro Lond'.
C.A.D., ii, A 2560.
508.  Release by Laurence de St. Michael of 20s. which [f. 98v] the
prior and convent ought to pay him out of the 60s. which they ought to
receive from three shops in Sopereslane; the canons to pay to Michael and
his heirs 2s. p.a. or 1 lb. of cumin at the option of the canons on 2 July; the
canons gave 15 marks of silver as gersuma; witnesses, Ralph Hardel, mayor,
Thomas son of Thomas, Robert Cateluyne, sheriffs, Peter son of Alan,
Roger son of Roger.
509. [List of those paying quit rent]: the dean and chapter of St. Martin's;
now [1425–7] in the hands of the abbot of Westminster, and these three
shops are situated adjacent in the west corner of a street called Sopereslane
which abuts on the market.
510. [1255–6] Grant of Richard Essex (de Essex), shop-keeper, to John
prior and convent of 6s. p.a. of quit rent from the grantor's two shops with
a solar built above which are near the gate of the 'Brodeselde' which was once
of Walter le Brun on the east; abutments, the gate of the seld itself on the
west and the land which was of Walter le Waunt(er) on the east with free
access to and exit from the solar by the outer door of the seld; the canons
to have the right to enter and distrain until arrears of rent are paid in full;
the canons gave 4 marks of silver; sealed; witnesses, Ralph Hardel, mayor,
John le Minur, Matthew Bukerel, sheriffs.
C.A.D., iv, A 9656.
511. [f. 99] [List of those paying quit rent]: Richard Chivaler and then this
rent was divided for Walter Norwich paid 3s. and John Marchaunt paid
3s.; and these paid 3s. after Walter Norwich; Roger de Cau(n)dyche, 1
Ed. II and 1 Ed. III; Roger Donkele, 5 Ed. III; William Causton, 30 Ed.
III; John de Enfeld, 36 Ed. III; Richard Northbiry, 48 Ed. III; note the
same Richard and Robert Godistold paid 3s. for two shops, 1, 8 and 14
Ric. II: and these paid 3s. after John Marchaunt, 1 Ed. II and 1 Ed. III;
Nicholas Marchaunt, 30 Ed. III; Robert Godistold, 48 Ed. III; note John
Garton paid 3s. for the solar above the two shops, 1 Ric. II; John Prentys,
8 Ric. II; John Garton, 14 Ric. II and these shops are situated on the south
side of Cheap in front of the seld called Brodeselde.
512. [See 504]  Grant by Laurence de St. Michael son of William to
John prior and convent of 14s. 8d. p.a. of quit rent which William de
Totham was accustomed to pay the grantor from a certain shop in Soperslane; to be held of the grantor and his heirs at a rent of 8s. p.a. to be paid
without any fraud or quibbling (cavillatione); the canons gave 5 marks in
gersuma; sealed; witnesses, William son of Richard, mayor, Thomas son of
Thomas, William Grapefige, sheriffs, Adam Rasyng, alderman; and thus
there remains to Holy Trinity 6s. 8d. of the 14s. 8d.
C.A.D., ii, A 2565.
513. [List of those paying quit rent]: William de Totham; Helewisa;
Richer Refham, 5 and 19 Ed. II; John Refham, 1, 5 and 38 Ed. III and 8
Ric. II [f. 99v: 38 lines blank].
514. Total of this parish £4 9s. 8d. and it is tithed at this in the king's