Calendar of Letter-Books of the City of London: E, 1314-1337. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1903.
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Thursday after the Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct.], 1 Edward III. [A.D. 1327], the guardianship of John, son of Richard Sprot, committed to Laurence le Bret and Simon Mars, goldsmith, before Richard de Betoyne, the Mayor, Hamo de Chiggewelle, Gregory de Nortone, Anketin de Gisors, John de Caustone, Aldermen, and the Chamberlain, together with a brewhouse and a house adjoining Ludgate, &c. Sureties, viz., John de Hingstone, John de Bricheford, William de Waltham, and Richard le Long, goldsmiths.
To a Court held for Pleas of Land on Tuesday after the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.], 1 Edward III. [A.D. 1327], came Henry de Gisors and Henry le Palmer before Hamo de Chiggewelle, the Mayor, Richard de Betoyne, John de Grantham, John Priour, John de Polteneye, Anketin de Gisors, John de Caustone, Simon de Swanlond, Benedict de Fulsham, Henry de Secheford, Gregory de Nortone, Aldermen, and Henry Darci, Sheriff, and mainprised Grace le Palmer for good behaviour.
Thursday the eve of St. Edmund the King [20 Nov.], 1 Edward III. [A.D. 1327], the guardianship of John, son of Richard Swote, aged two years, committed by Hamo de Chiggewelle, the Mayor, and the Aldermen to Richard, son of Robert Motoun, and to Katherine Swote his wife, mother of the said John.
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Lease by William de Mountagu to Simon Fraunceys, mercer, of a cellar under certain tenements belonging to Richard de Rothynge, vintner, in the parish of St. Pancras in Sopereslane; to hold the same for a term of ten years from Christmas next. The aforesaid tenements formerly belonged to Walter le Foundour, and were delivered to the said Richard by John Cotoun and Gilbert de Mordone, the Sheriffs, by the King's writ, anno 19 Edward II., to satisfy a debt. Witnesses, Simon Corp, William de Elsynge, Richard de Elsynge, John de Pereres, Nicholas de Grenewiz, Adam de St. Alban, William de Corvedale, clerk, and others [not named]. Dated Friday before the Feast of St. Thomas, Ap. [21 Dec.], 1 Edward III. [A.D. 1327].
Lease by Edmund Lambyn to John Lambyn, fishmonger, late apprentice to the said Edmund, of a tenement and wharf in the parish of St. Magnus in Briggestrete, situate near the tenement of Walter le Marbrer, for a term of eight years from Michaelmas, A.D. 1327, at an annual rent of 7 marks. Witnesses, Robert Swote, John de Warlee, Adam Pikeman, William Crosh, Thomas Pikeman, Walter le Marbrer, and others [not named]. Dated Palm Sunday [16 March], 1 Edward III. [A.D. 1326-7].
Folio clxxxii b.
Writ to the Mayor of the City of London, the King's escheator, for an inquisition ad quod damnum touching a proposed grant of a messuage to the Prior and Convent of Holy Trinity, near Alegate, by Henry de Canterbury, clerk, for the purpose of founding a chantry. Witness the King at York, 26 Jan., 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1327-8].
Writ of Privy Seal to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty, bidding them once again to deliver to Roger de Waltham, Keeper of the Wardrobe of the late King, certain chests containing books of accounts relating to his late office, as well as vestments and other goods, which chests had belonged to Master Robert de Baldoke, (fn. 1) and were found in the Treasury of St. Paul's on the arrival of the King and the Queen-mother, and removed to the Guildhall. Dated at "Pontfreint," 20 Nov., 1 Edward III. [A.D. 1327].
Pursuant to the above writ the chests, which were under the seal of the said Roger, were delivered to him, together with other goods and chattels. (fn. 2)
Wednesday before the Feast of SS. Philip and James [1 May], 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328], it was agreed by Hamo de Chiggewelle, the Mayor, Gregory de Nortone, Henry de Secheford, Richard de Hakeneye, and Thomas de Leyre, Aldermen, in the presence of Richard de Betoyne, that a coverlet furred with minever (minuto var' furratum), which in the time of the late disturbance was in the house of Isabella de Rokeslee, and had been delivered to Andrew Horn, the Chamberlain, for the use of the Commonalty, should be sold. Thereupon the said Richard de Betoyne asked to have it at its true value in part payment of his expenses whilst attending the last Parliament at York on the City's behalf. And it was delivered to him at the price of 8 marks. (fn. 3)
Be it remembered that on Thursday before the Feast of St. Edward [20 June?], 1 Edward III. [A.D. 1327], a certain small house without Alegate, held by Philip le Tournour and his wife, was granted by Hamo de Chiggewelle, locum tenens of Richard de Betoigne, the Mayor, John de Caustone and John de Oxon', Aldermen, to John Waryn and Alice his wife, to hold the same on the same terms as the former tenants.
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Charter granted to the Pellipers or Skinners of London. Dated at Westminster, 1 March, 1 Edward III. [A.D. 1326-7]. (fn. 4)
Writ to the Sheriffs to summon twenty-four lawful knights of the venue of London to appear before the King in the octave of St. Michael, who shall be ready to declare on oath whether the jurors on an inquisition touching a trespass alleged to have been committed on Richard le Chaucer and Mary his wife by Geoffrey Stace, Agnes, late wife of Walter de Westhale, Thomas Stace, and Laurence "Geffreyesman" Stace, committed perjury or not, inasmuch as the said Geoffrey had found sureties for prosecuting his claim, viz., William, son of Ralph Vyne, and Walter, son of John Swan, of co. Bucks. They are further to search for and produce the aforesaid jurors and summon the aforesaid Richard and Mary. Dated at the castle of "Dodeleye," (fn. 5) 8 July, 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328]. (fn. 6)
Folio clxxxiv b.
Quitclaim by Nicholas "Deubenei," called "chesemongere," of a debt due by Robert de Keleseye. Dated Tuesday after the octave of Easter [3 April], 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328]. Witnesses, William de Elsynge, John le Tableter, Richard le Lacier, Ralph Brachyngge, John Potyn, John le Chaundeler, and others [not named].
A general release from the above Robert de Keleseie to the above Nicholas "Dieubeneye." Dated Tuesday, 12 April, 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328]. Witnesses, Roger de Depham, clerk, William de Elsynge, John de Orletone, John de Writele, draper, John de Kelyngworth, John de Keselyngberi, Stephen de Berkyng, John Amiz, clerk, and others [not named].
Power of attorney from Nicholas Bursy de Lungeneie, burgess of Gloucester, to Richard de Astone or Adam de Hope, to put Roger Heved, burgess of Gloucester, in seisin of certain tenements in Gloucester formerly belonging to William Payn, and situate in "Aylesgatestret" (fn. 7) near the tenements of Robert de Goldhull and William le Heyberare, chaplain. Witnesses, John Kyng and William de Lyndeseie, bailiffs of the liberty of the vill of Gloucester, Robert de Goldhull, Robert Pope, Andrew de Penedok, John de Cheddeworth, John de Boyfeld, William Crisp, Adam ate Hull, and others [not named]. Dated at Gloucester, Monday after the Feast of St. Barnabas [11 June], 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328].
Monday after the Feast of Nativity of St. John Bapt. [24 June], 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328], the guardianship of John de Nasynge, aged eight years, committed by the Mayor and Aldermen to William de Nasinge, girdler, by mainprise of John Potyn.
Folio clxxxv b.
Writ to the Sheriffs for the election of two citizens to represent the City at a Parliament to be held at Northampton three weeks after Easter, (fn. 8) many matters having been left undetermined at the recent Parliament held at York, owing to the absence of certain prelates and great ones of the realm. The Sheriffs are to make proclamation against any one coming to the Parliament attended by an armed force, as had lately been the custom. Witness the King at York, 5 March, 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1327-8].
Indenture between John le Botoner, clerk, son of John le Botoner, late mercer, and Richard le Lacer, mercer, touching a lease of a tenement situate near the tenements of Richard de Stondone and John de Preston, girdler, in the parish of St. Laurence, Jewry, made by the former to the latter, and a bond given as security for quiet possession. Dated Monday after Easter [16 April], 9 Edward III. [A.D. 1335].
Saturday before the Feast of the Annunciation B. M. [25 March], 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1327-8], the guardianship of Thomas, son of Gregory de Fulham, aged two years at Pentecost next, committed to Matilda, late wife of the said Gregory, by Hamo de Chiggewelle, the Mayor, Gregory de Nortone and Richard de Hakeney, Aldermen, together with a house tenanted by Gunnolda Bright and two shops in the parish of St. Margaret [Bridge Street]. Sureties, viz., Robert de Ely, Henry Wymond, and John de Wrotham.
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Afterwards, viz., on Monday before the Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May], 9 Edward III. [A.D. 1335], in the Husting for Common Pleas, came William de Stanenord, John le Litle, and Geoffrey Horn, before Reginald de Conduit, the Mayor, John de Prestone, John de Grantham, Richard le Lacer, John de Caustone, and Henry de Seccheford, Aldermen, and undertook to acquit Henry Wymond and John de Wrotham and their tenants, as also Walter Turk, a tenant of tenements lately belonging to Robert de Ely, of all responsibility.
Be it remembered that William Love, "fourbour," bequeathed the sum of 10s. annual quitrent charged on tenements formerly belonging to Alan atte Watergate and Matilda his wife, in Ismongerelane, in the parish of St. Martin Pomer, to the work of the Conduit of London; the will of the said William being enrolled in the Husting for Pleas of Land held on Monday after the Feast of the Purification B. M. [2 Feb.], 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1327-8]. (fn. 9)
Monday the Feast of St. James [25 July], 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328], came Henry Russel, Stephen de Coumbe, and Richard le Sealer, of New Sarum, before the Mayor and Aldermen in the Guildhall, and complained that citizens of that city had been unlawfully distrained for murage and pavage contrary to the charter of King Edward III., which they produced. Thereupon it was agreed that citizens and merchants of Sarum should thenceforth be quit in the City of London of murage and pavage.
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Monday before the Feast of the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr [7 July], [anno 2 Edward III.], the guardianship of John, son of Robert Fitz Walter, committed to Johanna, late wife of the said Robert, by Hamo de Chiggewelle, the Mayor, and the Aldermen. Sureties, viz., John de Writele and Thomas de Maryns.
Monday before the Feast of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.], 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328], the guardianship of Robert, son of William Huberd, aged ten years, and his property committed to John Spray by the same. Sureties, viz., William de Shordich and John de London, currier.
Letters patent confirming a grant made at the King's request by Aymer de Valence, Earl of Pembroke, to Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, of the manor of the New Temple, London, and all lands and tenements formerly belonging to the Templars in the suburb of London and county of Middlesex, (fn. 10) the same being of the fee of the said Earl of Lancaster as of the honour of Leycestre. Witness the King at York, 1 Oct., 8 Edward II. [A.D. 1314].
The above deed was here entered by precept of Hamo de Chiggewelle, the Mayor, at the request of Sir Henry, Earl of Lancaster, (fn. 11) conveyed by Sir William Trussel, Knt., Monday after the octave of St. Michael, 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328].
Writ to the Sheriffs for the election of two citizens to represent the City at a Parliament to be held at New Sarum on Saturday after the quinzaine of St. Michael next; inasmuch as many and important matters had arisen since the Parliament at Northampton, which could not be determined at the Parliament at York, (fn. 12) owing to the absence of certain prelates and great ones. Witness the King at Clipstone, 28 Aug., 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328].
Folio clxxxviii b.
Writ to the Bailiffs of John of Brittany, Earl of Richmond, at St. Botolph's, (fn. 13) that they molest not the citizens of London contrary to the King's charter, (fn. 14) which allowed them to have their own Wardens at all fairs in England, to determine all pleas arising at such fairs, except pleas of land and of the Crown. [No date.]
Thursday in the octave of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328], came Hugh de Mockynge, John Freshfisshe, Richard Pifre, and Cristina, late wife of John Swote, executors of the said John Swote, before Hamo de Chiggewelle, the Mayor, Gregory de Nortone and Henry de Sechford, Aldermen, and delivered up the sum of £20 which Richard Swote left by will to Richard and Robert, sons of Johanna his daughter, (fn. 15) and thereof they are quit.
The same day the guardianship of the above Richard, aged five and a half years, and of the above Robert, aged four years, together with the aforesaid sum of £20 and other property was committed by Hamo de Chiggewelle, the Mayor, and the Aldermen to John Greylond. Sureties, viz., Thomas Pykeman and Nicholas Pyke.
At the Husting for Common Pleas held on Monday after the Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct.], 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328], Henry de Secheford, Alderman of the Ward of Aldresgate, admitted Chamberlain of the Guildhall by Hamo de Chiggewelle, the Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, Richard de Betoyne, Gregory de Nortone, Anketin de Gysors, Reginald de Conduit, John de Caustone, Thomas de Leyre, Simon de Swanlond, John Priour, John de Polteneye, John de Cotoun, Richard de Hakeneye, and Henry de Combemartyn, Aldermen, and a great Commonalty, and sworn to well and faithfully execute the office.
Monday after the Feast of St. Edmund the King [20 Nov.], 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328], Geoffrey Graspays made bailiff of the vill of Suthwerk by the Mayor and Aldermen, to hold the same for one year from Christmas next for 20 marks to be paid into the Chamber; and he was sworn to well and faithfully do all and singular the things appertaining to the said bailiwick, and do nothing contrary to the franchise of the City, and not return any writ affecting the franchise of the City without the Mayor and Aldermen having seen and assented to it. Sureties, viz., William de Gertone, Henry Graspays, Walter Mounde, and Walter de Mordone.
Folio clxxxix b.
[Here follow particulars of fish, fowl, and flesh, wax, &c., purchased, with the names of the vendors and price paid. (fn. 16)]
Nicholas Dereman bought the beeves and pigs; Walter de Mordone bought the poultry; John de Grantham, the Mayor, John de Prestone, John de Polteneye, Adam de Sarum, Simon Fraunceys, and Henry Darcy bought the wax; Robert de Ely, Richard Gubbe, and Roger de Biernes bought the sturgeon; and Hugh Madefrey provided the pike and eels.
Fishmongers:- William Haunsard, Henry Sterre, John de Mockynge, John Saleman, Robert Swote, Richard de Lamhuthe, John Youn, Hugh de Mockynge, Adam Pykeman, John de Croydone, John Turk, Henry Graspays, Robert de Ely, Walter Turk, William Prodomme, John de Denham, Roger de Ely, Simon de Turham, Geoffrey Scot, Hugh Madefrey, Thomas de Chigwelle.
Saddlers:-Ralph de Blithe, William Pykerel, Thomas Hardy, Maurice de Herlawe, Robert de Bristoll, Alan de Frithebek, John de Chaumpayne, John de Forest, Richard Bokeskyn, Richard de Arderne, John de Houtone, Robert le Purtreour, James de Furns, William de Blithe, John de Hereford.
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Butchers:-Thomas de Bery, Adam de Canefeld, William Knight, Richard Casse, Boydin Fader, William Roberd, John Blod, John Huberd, John Edward, Nicholas Derman, William atte Noke, Estmar le Lunge, John Mamfel, William Gille, Alexander Cobbe, Thomas de Caxtone, Nicholas Crane, Richard Kynge, John Gerveys, John Goioun, William le Clerk, Simon atte Gate, John de Canefeld, William atte Hyde.
Skinners:-Robert de Dodeford, Peter de Newcastle, Elyas de Thorpe, Nicholas Seman, John Trappe, Adam de Bury, John de Aynesham, Roger de Netlestede, William de Cave, Richard de Carletone, Thomas de Farnham, Eustace de la Bataille.
Tailors and Linen-Armourers:-Roger Sauvage, Walter Meryot, John Beseville, Edmund de Wyke, Robert de Wyght, John Tavy, Elyas de Wodebere, William Deveneys, Peter le Dorturer, William Furnyval, Henry de Horepol, Thomas de Cornwall, John de Romeseye, John Mountagu, Thomas de Kent, Walter de Barkeworth, John Pecchee, John de Boseworth, Richard Lovekyn, Geoffrey de Wynterton.