Calendar of Letter-Books of the City of London: C, 1291-1309. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1901.
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Acquittance by Goussam Bonet, burgess of Bordeaux, to Ralph de Honilane, vintner, for the sum of 200 marks in which the said Ralph stood bound to him and to Peter his son. Also assignment by the said Goussam to the said Ralph of certain debts due to them jointly by Robert de Pinkenie, late "chivaler," the Earl of Warwick, the Earl of Arundel, Bartholomew de Badelesmere, (fn. 1) Gilbert de Lyndesseye, and Ysaac de Kyngestone. Dated London, 14 April, A.D. 1302, being the eve of "Paske Florie," (fn. 2) 30 Edward I. Witnesses, Stephen de Covyntre, Richard de Dorking, Reynaud le Barber, Aleyn de Suffolk, Robert de Gunthorp, Henry le Gaugeour, "Remon" de Boishon, "Vidan" (Vidau?) Manent, (fn. 3) Peter Normant, "Geffrey" Segyn, Robert Girandon, "Vidan" (Vidau?) du Coos, and others [not named]. (fn. 4)
Folio cxx b.
Deed whereby Elena, wife of Andrew le Beel de Flete, Walter her son, and Robert, son of the said Walter, bind themselves, their goods, &c., to provide Alice la Blunde, daughter of William de Ely and of Gonnora his wife, yearly with a garment (garmamentum) of the value of half a mark, or with its money value, at the Feast of All Saints. Witnesses, Sir Ralph de Sandwych, Warden of London, Thomas Romeyn and William de Leyre, Sheriffs, William de Farndone, Alderman of Flete, (fn. 5) Hamo le Moneour, Clement le Hornere, Robert the Goldsmith, William Candel (Caudel?), Reginald le Heymongere, and others [not named]. Dated the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], 19 Edward I. [A.D. 1291].
Acknowledged by Walter de Flete as his deed before Sirs John le Blunt, Mayor, Geoffrey de Nortone, and the rest of the Aldermen [not named], and Nicholas Pycot, the Chamberlain, Thursday before the Nativity of St. John Bapt [24 June], 30 Edward I. [A.D. 1302].
Deed of sale by Richard de Wandlesworthe to Robert Persone, citizen (fn. 6) and skinner of London, of twenty-one sarplars of wool, containing twenty-seven sacks of wool captured by subjects of the King of France at "le Escluse" and carried to "Ardingburg," where they were seized. Dated London, Sunday after the Feast of St. Lucia [13 Dec.], A.D. 1302. Witnesses, Sir John le Blund, Mayor, Thomas de Suffolk, Peter de Bosenham, William de Reed, John de Cornwall, William de Hanitone, Robert de Keleseye, Robert Clerk, and others [not named].
Lease by John le Riche de Pentelawe (fn. 7) de Essex and Roisia his wife, formerly wife of Nicholas de Wynchester, to John de la Doune of a messuage in the parish of St. Mary de Somersete, near the tenements of Richard Gladewine and John de Chiggewelle (which messuage Robert Love and Hawysia his wife held for their lives), for a term of sixteen years from Michaelmas, 30 Edward I. [A.D. 1302], charged with the yearly payment of 13s. 4d. to the Prioress and Convent of Kelebourne, and 6s. to John de Chigwelle. Witnesses, John le Blound, Mayor, Peter de "Boseham" and Robert le Callere, Sheriffs, Richard de Chigwelle [and] William de Bettoyne, Aldermen, John de Chigwelle, Richard Gladewyn, Robert le Cuver, William Faber, Stephen Bernard, and others [not named]. No date.
Grant by Adam de Gatesdene, cornmonger, and Agnes his wife to Dame Margery de Basingges, late wife of Sir Robert de Basingges, Knt., and Reginald her son of an annual quitrent of 4 marks, viz., at each term 1 mark, issuing from a tenement held by John de Wavendone and Margaret his wife in Basingestrete, (fn. 8) in the parish of St. Mildred de Bredstrete, situate near the tenements of Master William the Physician (Medicus) and Margery his wife, Henry le Coupere and Johanna his wife, and the tenement of Manekyn le Heumer; to have the said rent for a term of twelve years from Easter [7 April], 31 Edward I. [A.D. 1303]. Dated London, 11 Feb. the year aforesaid. Witnesses, John le Blunt, Mayor, Simon de Paris and Hugh Pourte, Sheriffs, Ralph de Honilane, Alderman of the Ward, (fn. 9) Walter le Waleys, Richard le Barber, &c.
Folio cxxi b.
Lease by Robert, son of Nicholas le Mineter, to William Weldone and Agnes his wife of tenements, wharves', &c., formerly belonging to his said father and Dionisia his mother, as dower, and situate in the parish of St. Andrew, Castle Baynard To hold the same for the lifetime of the said William and Agnes and the survivor of them, paying to the aforesaid Robert yearly the sum of 5 marks; to Thomas de Hales and his heirs 2s. 6d.; to the Prior and Convent of Dounmowe 12d., and providing a lamp to burn perpetually before the Cross in the church of St. Andrew aforesaid for the good of the soul of the said Nicholas. Witnesses, John le Blund, Mayor, Simon de Parys and Hugh Pourte, Sheriffs, Richard Poterel, Nicholas de Cantebruge, John Fairhod, Geoffrey de Hales, Roger le Blund, and others [not named]. Dated London, Thursday after the Feast of St. Barnabas [11 June], 31 Edward I. [A.D. 1303].
Letter of attorney of Guido Spinula and "Johanotus" Spinula, citizens of Genoa, in favour of Peter de Via, citizen of the same, to conduct their affairs for them. Witnesses, Hugh de "Vinti Milia," "Bertucho de Veniciano," Henry de Ryola, citizen of London, Robert de Cornedale, clerk, and others [not named]. Dated London, 2 July, A.D. 1303.
Lease by Henry called "Cros" (son of William le Hornere), and Johanna his wife, daughter of Adam de Blakeneye, to Sir John, the Rector of the church of St. Clement near Candelwykstrete, (fn. 10) of houses in Crooked Lane (venella torta), in the parish of St. Michael de Candelwykstrete, situate near the tenements of Elyas Russel and Robert, son of Augustine the Baker, and the lane called "Seint Micheleslane." To hold the same by way of surety (nomine pignoris) for a term of ten years from the Feast of the Nativity of St. John Bapt. [24 June], 31 Edward I. [A.D. 1303], paying yearly to the nuns of Keleburne the sum of 20s., and 1 mark towards a chantry for the soul of the aforesaid Adam. (fn. 11) For which grant the said Sir John lends to the said Henry and Johanna the sum of £40, the same to be repaid at the end of ten years, and then the aforesaid tenements to revert to the grantors, otherwise to remain with the grantee for ever. Witnesses, John le Blund, Mayor, Hugh Pourte and Simon de Paris, Sheriffs, John de Wangrave, Alderman of the Ward, (fn. 12) Matthew le Chaundeler, Robert the Surgeon, William Cros, Robert Starre, Turg' atte Pirye, and others [not named].
Lease by William de Stebenheye (or Stebeneye) to Richard de Dorsete of the messuage, &c., which the said William had by demise of Walter Cope in the parish of St. Botolph without Alegate, near the property of Hugh de Pabenham, Walter Daniel, and Walter atte Hyerne. To hold the same for a term of twenty years from Michaelmas, 31 Edward I. [A.D. 1303], for the sum of £10 in hand paid.
Folio cxxii b.
Deed of covenant between the above William de Stebenhethe and Richard de Dorsete, whereby the said Richard agrees that the above grant shall be void if the said William within three years from Michaelmas aforesaid shall pay him the sum of £10 in the church of St. Botolph aforesaid.
Acquittance by Idonea, daughter of William de Hereford, for the sum of 100 marks (and profits of the same) placed in the hands of Thomas de Farenham and Thomas de Norhamptone during her minority; also for the sum of 50 marks (and profits) which came to her on the death of John and Thomas (fn. 13) her brothers. The seal of the Dean of Arches appended. [No date.]
Acknowledged by the above Idonea before Sirs John le Blund, Mayor, John de Wangrave, William de Beton', Thomas Romeyn, Salamon le Cotiller, Aldermen, on Thursday after the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.], 32 Edward I. [A.D. 1303-4].
A general release by John Ive de Elintone, (fn. 14) co. Berks, and Idonea his wife, widow of Geoffrey de Nortone, to Gregory, son and heir of the said Geoffrey. de Nortone, Simon de Nortone, Andrew de Nortone, and Ralph Ratispray, executors of the said Geoffrey. Dated London, Ash Wednesday [11 Feb.], 32 Edward I. [A.D. 1303-4].
A similar release by Salamon de la More, called "de Basingge," son of Ralph de la More, to Thomas de Basingge Witnesses, Elyas Russel, Mayor, John Darmenters and Henry de Fingrie, Sheriffs, William de Leyre, Geoffrey de Nortone, Walter de Finchingfeld, William de Beton', John de Wyndessore, Bartholomew Nicholas, Henry de Gloucestre, Elyas de Suffolk, Ralph [the] Clerk, and others [not named].
The above was produced before John le Blound, Mayor, John de Burreforth. Sheriff, John de Wangrave, Walter de Finchingfeld, Nicholas de Farndone, John de Vintry, John Darmenters, Henry de Gloucestre, John de Dunstaple, Salamon le Cotiller, and Nicholas Pycot (the Chamberlain), Aldermen, by Master Thomas de Bodingtone, Sir Robert de Wezeringsete, chaplain, and Bartholomew Nicholas de Dunstaple, executors of Thomas de Basingge, and guaranteed by them, on Friday before the Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May], 32 Edward I. [A.D. 1304].
Lease by Robert de Suthle, "blader," and Avice his wife to Robert de Lenne, vintner, of a cellar and sollar in "la Newe lane," in the parish of St. Martin Vintry. To hold for a term of six years from Michaelmas, 32 Edward I. [A.D. 1304], for a sum of money in hand paid. Witnesses, John le Blound, Mayor, John de "Nichole" and Roger de Paris, Sheriffs, John de Gysorz, [and] Robert Hardel.
The aforesaid Robert and Avice came before John le Blound, the Mayor, John de Wangrave [and] William de Leyre, Aldermen, and acknowledged the above writing as their own, &c. And the aforesaid Avice came and, being separately examined, freely granted and confirmed all things contained in the writing.
Folio cxxiii b.
Release by Robert, son of Walter le Blound, to Adam de Fulham, his guardian, for all property received on his behalf. Witnesses, Hugh Pourte, Ralph de Alegate, clerk, Stephen de Abindone, Peter Berneval, Edmund Lambyn, &c.
The above Robert came before John le Blound, Mayor, John de Wengrave, William de Leyre, Walter de Finchingfeld, John de Dunstaple, Simon de Paris, Richard de Gloucestre, Richer de Refham, Nicholas Pycot, Salamon le Cotiller, Aldermen, and John de "Lincoln" and Roger de Paris, the Sheriffs, on Tuesday before the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], 32 Edward I. [A.D. 1304], and in the presence of Stephen de Abindone and others of his counsel (de consilio suo) acknowledged the above writing.
The same Tuesday came Adam de Fulham, Alderman, before the Mayor and Aldermen, and acknowledged a writing whereby Adam de Foleham, fishmonger, and Hugh Pourte stood jointly and severally bound to Robert, son of Walter le Blound, in the sum of £90; to be paid, viz., one moiety at the Feast of All Saints and the other at the Feast of the Purification next ensuing, and unless, &c. Witnesses, Gilbert Cros, John de Wymondham, Matthew de Araz, &c.
(Afterwards, viz., on Thursday after the Feast of St. Valentine, anno 33 Edward I., the aforesaid Robert came before Richard Poterel, the Chamberlain, and received the above £90 and surrendered the writing. It is therefore cancelled).
Quitclaim by Thomasin Guydechoun de Luka to Alice Darcy, daughter of Sir Thomas Darcy, of all right and title to certain pieces of embroidered cloth of gold and silk for the sum of 300 marks paid him by Sir Henry de Lacy, Earl of "Nichole," and Sir John de Sandale, clerk. Witnesses, Salamon le Cotiller, William de Laufare, &c. Dated London, &c. [No date].
The above deed was acknowledged by the said Thomasin before John le Blound, Mayor, William de Leyre, Walter de Finchingfeld, William de Coumbemartin, Richard de Gloucestre, John de Armenters, Nicholas Pycot, Simon de Paris, John de Dunstaple, Salamon le Cotiller, Aldermen, in the presence of Robert Fitz Walter.
Acquittance by Gaylard de Ponte de Sancta Kyterea (fn. 15) for the sum of £124 paid to him by quarterly instalments by John le Blound, the Mayor of London, under a bond acknowledged before Sir Roger de Brabazoun and his fellows. Witnesses, Walter de Finchingfeld, John de Wangrave, William de Leyre, Henry de Gloucestre, Nicholas de Farndone, Aldermen, John de Lincoln and Roger de Paris, Sheriffs, and Richard Poterel, then Chamberlain of the Guildhall, and others [not named]. Dated London, Friday before the Feast of St. Nicholas, Bp. [6 Dec.], 32 Edward I. [A.D. 1303].
The above was acknowledged before John de Wangrave, William de Leyre, Walter de Finchingfeld, William de Combemartin, Henry de Gloucestre, Thomas Sely, Nicholas de Farndone, Aldermen, and Richard Poterel, the Chamberlain, and other citizens, on Friday after the Feast of St. Nicholas, in the month of December, 33 Edward I. [A.D. 1304].
Monday after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], in a Court of Scavagers (curia scawageriorum (fn. 16) ) held by Sirs (tenta de dominis) John le Blound, Mayor, and the Aldermen, came Henry, son of Walter le Blound, and acknowledged a certain deed of release to Adam de Fulham, his late guardian Witnesses, Hugh Pourte, Alderman, William Lambyn, Edmund Lambyn, Ralph de Alegate, clerk, Stephen de Abyndone, Peter Berneval, John Sterre, &c.
Friday before the Feast of St. Peter in Cathedra [22 Feb.], 34 Edward I. [A.D. 1305-6], came Henry, son of Walter le Blound, before John le Blound, Mayor, John de Wengrave, William de Leyre, Walter de Finchingfeld, Thomas Romeyn, Richer de Refham, Richard de Gloucestre, John de Vintry, John de Dunstaple, Aldermen, and Richard Poterel, the Chamberlain, and acknowledged a writing of acquittance for £100 in crowned sterlings (sterlingorum coronatorum) due under a bond by Sirs Adam de Fulham and Hugh Pourte, Aldermen.
Folio cxxiv b.
Wednesday after the Feast of H. Trinity [24 May], 32 Edward I. [A.D. 1304]; came William de Rede and Thomas de Suffolk, executors of Thomas de Oxford, into the Chamber of the Guildhall, before Walter de Finchingfeld and Thomas Romeyn, auditors appointed by the Mayor and Aldermen, to render an account of the goods they had received belonging to the children of the said Thomas de Oxford by will of the said Thomas, proved and enrolled in the Husting of London. (fn. 17) They confess themselves to be his executors, but they say that Isabella (now deceased), the wife of the aforesaid Thomas, afterwards married Henry called "de Bondone" (Boudone ?), who took possession of the goods which came to her as the next friend of the orphans by the law and custom of the City, and they ask the aid of the Court that he might be summoned to answer with them for the goods. And a certain Thomas de Farndone, a friend of the children, who prosecutes on their behalf in the Court, objects, inasmuch as the said Henry was not an executor, and the executors alone ought to be responsible for the goods which they may be reasonably supposed to have received. The executors, however, declare that they never had received any goods, but that such goods were appropriated by the above Henry after the decease of the aforesaid Isabella. Under the circumstances the Mayor and Aldermen ordered the said Henry to be summoned, and he appeared on the eve of SS. Peter and Paul [29 June] with all rolls, tallies, &c., which he had in his possession. Being asked what became of the property left by the said Thomas de Oxford to his children, he declared that part had come into the hands of the aforesaid Isabella and part into his own hands. Thereupon the auditors find him liable to the orphans in the several sums of £33 and £67, and the Sheriffs are eventually ordered to take security of him quousque, etc.
Saturday after the Feast of St. Pancras [12 May], 33 Edward I. [A.D. 1305], came Johanna, late wife of John le Platier, John Maheu, "coffrer," and Henry de Thele, skinner, before Sirs John le Blound, Mayor, John de Wengrave, Walter de Finchingfeld, Adam de Fulham, Hugh Pourte, Aldermen, and Richard Poterel, the Chamberlain, and received from the said Mayor and Aldermen the custody of Andrew, Richard, and Henry, sons of the said John le Platier, and of the property left to them by their said father to the value of £47; to have the custody of the same until the said children shall arrive at full age. And for so doing the said guardians pledge themselves and their property.
[Here follows a reference to fo. cxxv b, where the goods of Henry de Thele, skinner, deceased, are recorded as having been delivered to William Tovy and Hugh le Taillour, his executors, on behalf of the above orphans' property by mainprise of Adam de Rokesborou and Richard de Birksope, skinners. Afterwards the above John Maheu testified that the said Henry only received £11 and 12d. of the property, which is paid, and the executors are held to be quit].
Tuesday after the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], 33 Edward I. [A.D. 1305], came Ralph, son of Salomon Burghard, and Alice his wife, daughter of Ralph le Mazoun, before the Chamberlain, and acknowledged a lease to John de la Chaumbre, clerk, of a certain tenement situate at St. Augustine's Gate in the parish of St. Augustine for a term of six years, he paying to the lessors a yearly rent of 6½ marks, to John Vyel 5½ marks, to William Vyel 1 mark, to the Hospital of St Giles 18 pence, and to St. Paul's 6 pence. Witnesses, Roger le Paumere, senior, Henry de la Ryole, David de la Marche, baker, &c. Dated London, at the Church of H. Trinity the Less, Sunday the Feast of the Assumption B. M. [15 Aug], the year aforesaid.
Lease by Ralph Hardel and John his son to Bidan (Bidau ?) de Arabi, Arnaud de Araby, and Bydan (Bydau ?) de la Tapie of three cellars in the parish of St. Martin in the Vintry, whereof two are situate near the late tenement of Henry le Galeys and the cellar of Peter Eikem, one of them forming a portion of the cellar called "the Four Gates" (les quatre portes), and capable of warehousing twenty-five casks of wine, the other capable of holding fifteen casks, whilst the third cellar is situate near the cellar of John Dortoys, and is capable of holding twelve casks To hold the same for a term of two years from Michaelmas, 33 Edward I. [A.D. 1305], with a further term of one year for the cellar forming part of "the Four Gates." For which grant the above Bidan (Bidau ?) de la Tapie surrenders a letter of the New Statute which speaks (parle) of £15 15s. which the said Ralph owed to the aforesaid Arnaud de Araby and to William "dele Vacariels," silver merchants. Witnesses, John de Gysorz, Aleyn de Suffolk, Robert de Len, Reymon de Margeis, Robert de Gunthorp, clerk, and others [not named].
Folio cxxv b.
Saturday before the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 34 Edward I. [A.D. 1305-6], the wardship of Alice, daughter of Thomas Godard, aged three years, and of her goods to the value of £43 13s. 3d., was delivered to William de Hedersete, mercer, before John le Blound, Mayor, John de Wengrave, William de Leyre, Walter de Finchingfeld, Richer de Refham, Adam de Fulham, Nicholas Pycot, Henry de Gloucestre, and Richard de Chigewelle, Aldermen, and Richard Poterel, the Chamberlain, by mainprise of Richard, son of William de Betoyne, and Alan le Potter of Chepe called "de Daltone." And the aforesaid William binds himself, his executors, and his goods to save the said mainpernors harmless, &c.
Deed whereby William de Holebourne, carpenter, and Johanna his wife grant permission to John de Wyndesore and Isabella his wife to make an opening in their tenement, overlooking the tenement of the said William and Johanna, in the parish of St. Andrew de Holebourne, without hindrance, unless it should happen that the said William and Johanna built their house up to the level (usque ad rasam (fn. 18) ) of the house of the said John and Isabella. They further grant a right of way through their house whenever necessary for the purpose of building and repairing the house of the said John and Isabella, tam in tor chur a quam in coopertura, (fn. 19) payment being made for any damage caused by ladders, &c., and also permit water to run off on their ground Witnesses, Simon le Webbe, William le Brewere, Thomas de Ware, Joce atte Welle, Gerard le Barber, and others [not named]. Dated London, Wednesday after the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 29 Edward I. [A.D. 1301].
Wednesday after the Feast of St. Mark [25 April], 34 Edward I. [A.D. 1306], the wardship of Nicholas, son of Hamo le Paumer, aged twelve years, and the sum of £50 in cash (pecunia numerata) were delivered to William de Caustone, mercer, by mainprise of Robert de Pipehirst, goldsmith, and John de Hakebourne, mercer, in the presence of Sirs John le Blound, Mayor, John de Wengrave, William de Leyre, Walter de Finchingfeld, Thomas Romeyn, Richer de Refham, John de Dunstaple, Nicholas de Farndone, Salamon le Cotiller, Simon de Paris, Richard de Gloucestre, Richard de Wylehale, and Thomas Sely, Aldermen, and Richard Poterel, the Chamberlain, the said guardian undertaking to instruct his ward in his own trade for the space of eight years, and to restore the sum of £60 [sic] to him on his coming of age.
(Afterwards, viz., on Monday after the Feast of St. James, 8 Edward II., the said William de Caustone came before Nicholas de Farendone, the Mayor, and the Aldermen in full Husting, and paid the said Nicholas, son of Hamo, the sum of £60 by consideration of the Court, &c., for which the said Nicholas made an acquittance as entered infra. (fn. 20) ).
The same day the wardship of Edward, son of Hamo le Paumer, aged eleven years, was given to Geoffrey de Langeleye, "chapeler," together with £50 in cash, by mainprise of Nicholas le Lung, "chapeler," and Jordan de Langele, mercer.
The same day the wardship of William, son of Hamo le Paumer, aged ten years, was given to John de Paris, corder, together with £50 in cash, by mainprise of Thomas le Paumer, capper, and William le Bret, goldsmith.
Folio cxxvi b.
The same day the wardship of Thomas, son of Hamo le Paumer, aged eight years, was given to William Edmund, fishmonger, together with £50 in cash, by mainprise of Adam de Ely and Roger de Ely, fishmongers.
(Afterwards, viz., on Tuesday after the Feast of Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept], 14 Edward [II.], the above Thomas came before Hamo de Chigwell, the Mayor, John de Gisorz and Robert Sely, Aldermen, and Andrew Horn, the Chamberlain, and acknowledged he had been paid the sum of £60 in which the above Adam and Roger had been bound to him They are therefore quit, &c.)
Lease by Roger le Sayere, goldsmith, and Agnes his wife to Roger de Evre of a certain capital house held under the Abbot and Convent of Wardone, (fn. 21) in the parish of St. John "de Sacr'," (fn. 22) in which house Ralph le Blount, late Alderman, formerly lived. To hold the same for a term of ten years, at an annual rent of 42s. 6d. Witnesses, John le Blound, Mayor, Reginald de Thunderle and William Cosyn, Sheriffs, Richard de Wirhale, Alderman of the Ward, (fn. 23) Nicholas Broun, John de Gay, John le Gilder, Roger de Lyntone, Vincent le Seller, William Lefchyld, and many others [not named]. Dated London, Sunday the morrow of the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 34 Edward I. [A.D. 1305-6].
Deed of covenant between Richard de Rokyngeham, goldsmith, and Richard de Bluntesham, taverner, to the effect that whereas the former is bound to the latter in the sum of £6, he (the former) grants that the latter shall hold certain houses in the parish of St. Mary de Colcherche, near the Conduit, for a term of two years, after the expiration of the term of Manekyn "Larmurer," (fn. 24) in consideration of the said sum being paid to him by the said Richard de Bluntesham. Dated London, the Feast of St Peter "ad Vincula" [1 Aug.], 34 Edward I. [A.D. 1306] Witnesses, Richer de Refham, taverner, Richard le Coffrer, William Hardi, William le Hauberger, John de Stoke, clerk, and others [not named].
The wardship of Robert, aged seventeen years, John, aged fifteen, and John the younger, aged thirteen, sons of William le Hurer, was delivered to Elias le Retoundour, (fn. 25) together with their property, of which the sum of £10 is in his hands, as executor of the aforesaid William, and another sum of £10 was paid him by the executors of Ivo de Wittele, (fn. 26) his co-executor. Sureties, Katherine, widow of John de Lincoln, and Henry atte Well, who bound themselves in the presence of Richard Poterel, the Chamberlain, deputy of J[ohn] le Blound, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, Monday before the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March]; 34 Edward I. [A.D. 1305-6].
(Afterwards, viz., on Monday after the Feast of Invention of H. Cross [3 May], 2 Edward II. [A.D. 1309], the aforesaid Robert, being of full age, came before Sirs Nicholas de Farndone, the Mayor, John de Wengrave, John de Wyndesore, and Henry de Durham, Aldermen, and Richard Poterel, the Chamberlain, and acknowledged that he had received from the aforesaid Elyas 10 marks of the portion belonging to him. Therefore the said Elyas and his mainpernors to be quit, &c.)
Folio cxxvii b.
Lease by Robert de Kelleseye (fn. 27) to Sir Hervey de Stantone (fn. 28) of a messuage in Colemanstrate for a term of ten years from Michaelmas, anno 34 Edward I. [A.D. 1306], at an annual rent of 100s. Witnesses, John le Blound, Mayor, Simon Bolet and Geoffrey atte "Condut," Sheriffs, Nicholas Pykot, Alderman of the Ward, (fn. 29) &c.
Friday the morrow of the Purification B. M. [2 Feb.], 34 Edward I. [A.D. 1305-6], the sum of 10 marks, bequeathed by will of Simon Godard, was delivered to John Bonde, draper, by mainprise of Walter de Harlestede and Mark de Christchurch, drapers, in the presence of Sir John le Blund, Mayor, [and] John de Wengrave.
Deed of covenant by John Hauteyn, mercer, son of Richard Hauteyn, mercer, to pay the said Richard and Agnes his wife an annuity of £4 in consideration of their having enfeoffed him of all their lands, tenements, mills, &c., in the vills of Suthbergh, Reymerstone, Rysingge, (fn. 30) and Craneworth, in the hundred of Mitford, co. Norfolk. Dated London, Thursday before the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 35 Edward I. [A.D. 1306-7] And the aforesaid John grants that in default of payment of the annuity the bailiffs shall levy a fi. fa., &c.
Lease by John de Middeltone to "Hamund" Godchep, mercer, of a tenement formerly held by Henry de Caunterbirs, baker, in the lane called "Basiggeslane," in the parish of St. Mildred de Bredstrete, for a term of six years from Midsummer, 35 Edward I. [A.D. 1307], at an annual rent of 9s. 8d. to the chief lords of the fee, and 70s. 4d. to the lessor, &c. Dated Saturday before Pentecost [14 May], 35 Edward I. [A.D. 1307] Witnesses, Sir John le Blound, Mayor, Geoffrey de Conduit and Simon Bolet, Sheriffs, Ralph de Honilane, Alderman of the Ward, (fn. 31) John de "Nicole," John de Boreford, Richard de Welleford, Roger le Palmere, John de Gildeford, William de Bidyk, Henry de Gildeford, John Amys, clerk, and others [not named].
Acknowledged by the above John de Middeltone before Sir John le Blound, Mayor, the Aldermen, Sheriffs, and the Chamberlain for Husting of Common Pleas, held on Monday the morrow of H. Trinity [21 May], the year aforesaid.
Folio cxxviii b.
Lease by Salomon de Basingge to Richard de Dorsete, corder, of a certain house in the parish of All Hallows upon the Cellar, situate near the tenements of William de Leyre and Nigel "Druery," the lane called "Wolsislane," (fn. 32) and the lane leading to "Tyghtynwowes" (fn. 33); to hold for a term of ten years from Michaelmas, A.D. 1307. Witnesses, Sir John le Blound, Knt., Mayor, Geoffrey de Conduit and Simon Bolet, Sheriffs, Richard de Wandlesworth, Stephen de Prestone, John de Langeley, Hugh de Rokesle, John "Vyveyn," Walter [the] Clerk, and others [not named].
Acknowledged by the above Salomon de Basingge before Richard Poterel, the Chamberlain, Tuesday before the Feast of St. Margaret [20 July], 35 Edward I. (fn. 34) [A.D. 1307].
Wednesday the morrow of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], A.D. 1307, it was ordained and agreed by the Mayor and Aldermen, with the assent and consent of John Bonde (executor of Simon Godard and of Benedicta Box), who prosecutes on behalf of Thomas, Simon, Margery, and Katherine, orphans of the said Simon Godard and of Alice his wife, both deceased, and of Richard Costantyn, late husband of the aforesaid Alice, (fn. 35) to wit that the said Richard should be quit of all claims touching the property of the said orphans, and for this acquittance the said Richard gave to the said orphans an embroidered silk cope (unam capam serici brudatam) of the value of £30 and £10 in cash It was further agreed that the said John Bonde should recover the debts of the said Simon, and that he should retain two-thirds (one-third thereof to be devoted to the good of the soul of the deceased and the other to the orphans), and the other third should remain to the aforesaid Richard. The said Richard made oath that he would bring into the Chamber at the Guildhall all documents affecting the aforesaid debts for delivery to the said John Bonde, and the latter swore to take no steps towards the recovery of the debts without the consent of the said Richard, &c. John de Stebenhethe, who married the aforesaid Margery, put in his place John Bonde, draper, to receive his share, &c. And all the premises were delivered to the said John Bonde by mainprise of William de Bydik, pepperer, and Mark Draper, before J[ohn] le Blound, Mayor, J[ohn] de Weyngrave, W[illiam] de Leyre, R[ichard] de Gloucester, R[icher] de Refham, J[ohn] de Gisors, W[illiam] Cosyn, T[homas] Sely, T[homas] Romeyn, N[icholas] de Farndone, H[enry] de Gloucester, G[eoffrey] de Conduit, H[enry] de Durham, S[imon] Bolet, S[alomon] le Coteler, and N[igel] Drury, Sheriff, and R[ichard] Poterel, the Chamberlain.
(Afterwards, viz., on Tuesday after the octave of St. Michael, 2 Edward II. [A.D. 1308], the aforesaid John Bonde and John de Stebenhethe, clerk, came before John le Blound, the Mayor, John de Wengrave, Thomas Romeyn, John de Wyndesore, Henry de Gloucester, Geoffrey de Conduit, and Richard de Gloucester, Aldermen, and delivered to the said Mayor and Aldermen an embroidered cope worth £30, and they are quit, &c. And the said Mayor and Aldermen bind themselves, their fellows, and the whole Commonalty to pay to the said John Bonde and John de Stebenhethe the sum of £15 at Christmas and at the Purification next ensuing, viz., one-fourth to John de Stebenhethe for the share of the aforesaid Margery, one-fourth for the share of Katherine, daughter of Simon Godard, now of full age, and the residue to John Bonde to the use of Thomas and Simon, sons of the aforesaid Simon; which cope was given by the said Mayor and Commonalty to Sir Walter Reynaud [Reynolds], Treasurer of the lord the King and Bishop of Worcester, for his consecration at Canterbury on the Feast of St Edward the King [13 Oct.], &c. (fn. 36) ).
The above writings and tallies were delivered to John Bonde, executor of the will of Simon Godard, on Saturday next after the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.], 1 Edward II. [A.D. 1307-8], in the presence and with the assent of Richard Costantyn.
Lease by Roger de Rokesle, junior, son of John de Rokesle, to Roger de Wyndelesore of a certain shop in a street called "la Roperie," in the parish of All Hallows the Great, situate near the tenement of Nicholas de Rokesle, for a term of ten years from Michaelmas, A.D. 1307, at an annual rent of 16s. Witnesses, Sir John le Blound [Mayor], Geoffrey de Conduit and Simon Bolet, Sheriffs, Adam de Rokeslee, Alderman of the Ward, (fn. 37) Luke de Haveringge, Richard de Wandlesworth, Richard de Dorsete, John Amiz, clerk, and others [not named].
The custody of John, son of John Garsyl, "tromppour," (fn. 38) aged eight years, was delivered to William de Pountfreyt, skinner, together with 20 marks sterling and half a mark quitrent bequeathed to the said John by John de Dunstaple, by mainprise of William atte Ramme, "brazour," (fn. 39) and Robert de Pountfreit, "feleper," (fn. 40) in the presence of the Mayor and Aldermen in full Husting for Pleas of Land held on Monday after the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov], 1 Edward II. [A.D. 1307], who bound themselves jointly and severally that the said William would safeguard the said John, and answer for his property quo et quando, etc.
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Tuesday after the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.], 1 Edward II. [A.D. 1307], came Gilbert Cros before the Mayor, Aldermen, and Sheriffs in full Husting, and mainprised on behalf of William Cros, executor of John de Midelborou, [for the sum of] £15; to be paid to the Mayor and Aldermen to the use of the orphan children of the said John at Easter next, &c.; and unless, &c.
The same day came Daniel de Ciltre, "cordwaner," Elyas le Chaucer, Thomas de Wrytele, "formager," Peter de Elding', "coureour," and Thomas de Gloucestre, saddler, and mainprised jointly and severally on behalf of Roger de "Prengwelle," one of the executors of John de Midelborou, [for the sum of] £25, to the use of the above orphans; to be paid at Easter next, &c. And the said Roger the same day paid £20 to the use of the said orphans, which money was delivered to Nicholas Pycot, the Sheriff, quousque, etc., and the said Nicholas afterwards paid it into the Chamber. And precept was issued to the Sheriff to deliver the said William and Roger, &c.
(Afterwards, viz., on Friday before the Feast of Pentecost, the same year, the said Roger came before the Mayor, Aldermen, and Chamberlain, and paid into the Chamber of the Guildhall the said £25, and the money is delivered to Richard Poterel, the Chamberlain, to keep, &c. Therefore let the said Roger and his pledges be quit thereof, &c.)
A Tron of six weys sealed by virtue of the King's writ on Thursday next after the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.], 1 Edward II. [A.D. 1307], by William le Fullere, John Beauflour, Richard Cristesmesse, and Wimond Brother, sworn woolmen, and Thomas le Aunsermakere, (fn. 41) sworn, to the use of the vill of Kyngestone upon Hul, by the King's writ of Exchequer in these words.
Edward, by the grace of God, &c., to the Mayor and Chamberlains (Camerariis (fn. 42) ) of London greeting. We command you that you cause to be made forthwith a certain Tron of competent weight suited for the port of our vill of Kyngestone upon Hul, according to the weight and measure of the standard Tron of London, whereby merchandise is weighed whereof Custom is due to us; and that you send it to our Exchequer at Westminster, to be delivered there as the Treasurer and Barons of our Exchequer shall think fit to ordain; and that you have there this writ. Witness, Walter Reginald, (fn. 43) our Treasurer at Westminster, the 13th day of November, the first year of our reign [A.D. 1307].
Return : We have caused a Tron to be made of competent weight suitable for the port of the vill of Kyngestone upon Hul according to the mandate in the writ contained, and we hold it in readiness as is prescribed therein.
And the said Tron was delivered at the King's Exchequer pursuant to the aforesaid writ, and likewise a writ by Sir J[ohn] le Blound, the Mayor, on Monday next before the Feast of St. Andrew, Ap. [30 Nov ], the year aforesaid. And they paid for sealing 18d.