A.D. 1241. Sheriffs.: John Fitz-John Vyel,; Thomas de Dureme,
In this year, an eclipse of the sun took place within the (fn. 1) quinzaine
of Saint Michael, about the (fn. 2) ninth hour, while Roger, Bishop of London,
was being buried. In this year, Ralph Eswy was made Mayor, and
so continued for three years. On the Feast of Saints Fabianus
and Sebastianus [20 January] in this year, Earl Richard, brother of
King Henry, returned from the Holy Land to London, it being the
six-and-twentieth year of the reign of that king; and in the same
year his lordship the King asked leave of the citizens of London, at
Saint Paul's Cross, that he might pass over into Gascoigne, to aid
the Count de la Marche against the King of France; and soon after,
crossed over. In this year, William (fn. 3) de Marisco, who had been
convicted of treason against his lordship the King, was taken in the
isle of (fn. 4) Lundey by William Bardulf and Richard de Warenne, and
brought to the Tower of London. Afterwards, on the Vigil of Saint
James the Apostle [25 July] he was drawn and hanged, and on
the morrow of Saint James divided into four parts, one of which,
together with his head, remained suspended at London, and another
part (fn. 5) —
|| A space of fifteen days, reckoning as full
days both the first and last; our fortnight.
|| I. e. three in the afternoon.
|| Or "of the Marsh."
|| Off the coast of Devonshire; in the Bristol
|| The sentence is incomplete.