A.D. 1251. Sheriffs.: Nicholas Bat, again,; Laurence de Frowyk, again,
In this year, there were Pleas of the Crown held at the Tower of
London on the morrow of Saint Michael; at which pleas, Alexander de
Minynes, John Duraunte, Andrew le (fn. 1) Pepperer, and William Duraunte,
made the (fn. 2) Great Law; and in like manner, Thomas de Faleyse and
Iseuda de Tateshall, who had (fn. 3) waged the Great Law in the pleas that
were last pleaded at the Tower, then fulfilled the same. Also, John,
le Clerc by name, failed in making his law, and was therefore condemned
In the same year, at the Feast of the Translation of Saint Edward
[13 October], the citizens of London, at the request of his lordship the
King, offered large tapers at the altar of Saint Edward, namely, at every
(fn. 4) Office, one square taper of wax. In this year, Adam de Basing was
made Mayor, on the Feast of Symon and Jude [28 October]. In this
year, on the Feast of Saint Stephen [26 December] (fn. 5) during the
Nativity, his lordship the King gave Margaret, his eldest daughter, in
marriage to the King of Scotland. This year, on the morrow of Saint
John the Baptist [24 June], there was intense heat, which lasted five
|| Dealer in pepper and spices.
|| I. e. proved their innocence on the oath of
thirty-six compurgators or jurors.
|| I. e. had given pledge to take their trial
in this form. As to the case of Iseuda de
Tateshall, see the Liber Albus, folio 38 a.
|| Portion, or fresh division, of the service
of the Roman Church.
|| I.e. in Christmas week.