Calendar of Letter-Books of the City of London: D, 1309-1314. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1902.
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Folio cxci b.
Be it remembered that on Saturday before the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 5 Edward II. [A.D. 1311-12], came Agnes, Agnes [sic], Margery, Johanna, and Sarah, daughters of John Wynterman, and complained that Agnes, wife of the said John, their mother, proposed to alienate a certain tenement of theirs to their disherison, the said tenement, which was situate in the parish of All Hallows at the Hay, being theirs by right of inheritance; and they asked that she might be prevented from parting with their property. Thereupon the said Agnes (the mother) came, and in reply to questions declared that she claimed no more than a life interest under a deed (which she produced) whereby Peter, son of Nicholas Albyn, demised to John Wynterman and Agnes his wife and Master Wynand, brother of the said John, a certain tenement in the above parish, situate near Batteslane; (fn. 1) to hold to the said John, Agnes, and Wynand, and the heirs and assigns of the said John; paying yearly to the Earl of Gloucester 20s., and to the Prior and Hospital of St. Mary without Bishopsgate 6s. 8d. Witnesses, Elyas Russel, then Mayor, John de Armenters and Henry de Fyngrie, Sheriffs, (fn. 2) Adam de Rokesle, Alderman of the Ward, (fn. 3) Richer de Refham, Robert de Roqesle, William de Rokesle, Reginald de Thonderle, William Cosyn, Luke de Haverynge, Richard de Wandlesworth, Stephen de Rokesle, Stephen de Preston, John de la Porte, John de Halybourne, Richard le Barber, then Serjeant of the Ward, Ralph the Clerk, and others [not named].
Monday after the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 5 Edward II. [A.D. 1311-12], acquittance before the Chamberlain by William Trente for the sum of 55s. received from Sir William de Rogate by the hands of Nicholas le Portreour de Oxon'. The said William Trente also covenants that if the tally for the said debt should happen to be found, it should be treated as void.
Names of those elected before the Mayor to survey pavements and divers disturbances (perturbaciones) in the City of London:- Reginald de Oundele, William le Fourbur, William Painfader, and John de Wynchester, barber, sworn before the Mayor, 5 April, 4 Edward [II.], to survey pavements and disturbances of filth (de fimis) in the Ward of Langebourne.
Deliberacio Henr' de Brandeston'.
Be it remembered that whereas Henry de Braundestone had recently been arrested and committed to Neugate on appeal of Petronilla, wife of Robert de Brome de Lapeworthe, that he had killed her husband, there came on Sunday after the Feast of Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.], 6 Edward II. [A.D. 1312-13], Stephen de Abyndone, William atte Ramme, Thomas Deu, Robert le Trier, John Amys, clerk, John le Mazerer, goldsmith, Robert de Keleseye, Richard de Mounpeliers, John de Wynchester, cordwainer, Simon de Rokesle, Andrew de Gloucester, and Robert Box, and mainprised the said Henry to have him before the Justices of the lord the King at the Tower at the next Iter to answer the appeal of the aforesaid Petronilla, covenanting at the same time to indemnify John Lambyn and Adam Ludekyn, the Sheriffs, &c. Their mainprise was (reluctantly) accepted pursuant to a writ (fn. 4) out of Chancery addressed to the Mayor and Sheriffs.
[folio cxcii b, cxciii blank.]
Folio cxciii b.
Yearly fees to be paid out of the issues of the Chamber of London by the hands of the Chamberlain for the time being.
John de Wengrave, the Recorder, receives yearly for his office at the four terms £10.
Also he receives yearly at the will of the Mayor and Aldermen, so long as he remains Recorder, as more fully appears in this book, (fn. 5) by a certain grant to him made and entered among the Common Memoranda for the year 4 Edward II., temp. Thomas Romayn, Mayor, viz., at Christmas, 100s.
Also the Chamberlain for the time being receives yearly for his office £10.
Also the Clerk of the Chamber for the time being receives yearly 100s.
Also the Clerk of the Commonalty enrolling the Pleas in the Husting receives yearly 100s.
Also the Common Serjeant of the City for the time being, 1 mark.
Also Josce, the Serjeant of the Chamber, whilst in office receives yearly (fn. 6) 40s.
Also Philip de Merdele, Serjeant of the Chamber, whilst in office receives yearly 40s.
Also Sir Robert de Bardelby, Clerk of the King's Chancery, receives yearly out of the Chamber 40s.
Also Robert de Keleseye receives yearly for his service (fn. 7) 40s.
Yearly fees to be paid out of the issues of the Chamber to Pleaders and Attorneys of the Commonalty.
Also Gilbert de Toudeby(Tondeby ?), Pleader of the Commonalty, receives yearly 4 marks.
Also William de Herle, Pleader of the Commonalty, receives yearly 4 marks.
Also Geoffrey de Hertrepole, Pleader of the Commonalty, receives yearly, beginning at Christmas, anno 4 Edward II., 4 marks.
Robert de Malinesthorp, Pleader of the Commonalty, receives yearly from Christmas, anno 4 Edward II., 4 marks.
Edmund Passelewe, Pleader of the Commonalty, receives yearly from Christmas anno 4 Edward II., 4 marks.
John de Westcote, Pleader of the Commonalty, receives yearly from Christmas aforesaid 4 marks.
Also William de Graham, General Attorney (generalis attornatus) of the Commonalty before the Justices of the King's Bench before the King himself, receives yearly for his service 20s. (fn. 8)
Also William de Burgh, General Attorney of the Commonalty before the aforesaid Justices, receives yearly, beginning at Easter, anno 3 Edward II., 30s. (fn. 9)
Also Thomas le Palmere, Attorney of the Commonalty before the Justices of the Common Bench, receives yearly 2 marks.
Also Harscolph de Whitewelle, Attorney of the Commonalty before the Barons of the Exchequer, receives yearly for his service 40s.
Also Thomas Harold, Attorney of the Commonalty before the Barons of the Exchequer, receives yearly from Michaelmas, anno 4 [Edward II.], 20s.
Also William de Wyckewan, Attorney of the Commonalty before the Justices of the Bench, receives yearly from Michaelmas, anno 10 [Edward II.], 2 marks.
Also William de Londenestone, clerk, receives yearly of the Commonalty by grant made to him by the Mayor and Aldermen, as appears supra in this book (fn. 10) among Common Memoranda temp. Richer de Refham, Mayor, anno 4 Edward II., from Christmas the same year, 100s.
Also John de Shaddeworth, clerk to Sir John de Sandale, receives yearly by grant of the Mayor and Aldermen made on Monday the eve of St. Michael, anno 4 Edward II., as appears among the redemptions of freedom temp. Thomas Romayn, Mayor, &c., 40s.
Also William de Fridaistrate, Serjeant of the Chamber, receives yearly so long as he is in the service of the Chamber 40s.
Also Robert de Mounceny was admitted Serjeant and sworn before Nicholas de Farndone, the Mayor, and the rest of the Aldermen, on Tuesday before the Feast of SS. Philip and James [1 May], 7 Edward II. [A.D. 1314], at the instance of the lord the King and of William de Meltone, Dean of St. Martin le Grand, and he will receive yearly from Easter next so long as he be in that service 40s.
Also John de Staynton, clerk, receives by the year for his fee 100s. by grant of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty made Tuesday the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], anno 9 [Edward II.].
Folio cxciv b.
Memorandum to the effect that on Monday the eve of St. Laurence [10 Aug.], 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1322], John, son of Walter Hauteyn, was elected Alderman of Broad Street Ward by good men of the Ward loco Henry Nasard, who is in the service of the lord the King, and was sworn, &c.
[Here follow rough notes of Husting Rolls temp. Henry III. to Henry IV., more particularly with reference to the regnal years for which the Rolls are missing.]
Memorandum of tenements which belonged to John Horn, late Sheriff of London, according to a statement made by Richard Horn, 5 July, 5 Edward II. [A.D. 1312], viz., the tenement now held by John de Sandwiz in the parish of St. Magnus in "Breggestre"; the tenement now held by Edmund Horn, late the son of Nicholas Horn, in the parish of St. Michael de Candelwikstrete; the tenement now held by Robert Yon, fishmonger, and formerly belonging to Joce le Laner in the parish of St. Andrew Huberd; and the tenement held by Oliver, son of John de Kent, fishmonger, in the parish of St. Botolph, Billingsgate.
Tuesday after the Annunciation B. M. [25 March], 6 Edward II. [A.D. 1313], Edmund le Lorymer, John Michel, John Gay, lorymer, and Richard Rolf, lorymer, elected and sworn Wardens of the craft of Lorymers, in the place of others who had died.
Folio cxcv b.
Proclamation for keeping the peace, &c., at St. Bartholomew Fair (xvth cent.).
On the fly-leaves which follow there occurs (among rough notes and scribes' facetiæ) a list of Aldermen (circa 1438-41):
1. The Prior of Christchurch.
2. Nicholas Wottone.
3. John Michel.
4. William Estfeld.
5. John Reynwelle.
6. John Gedney.
7. John Welles.
8. John Brokle.
9. Henry Frowik.
10. T[homas] Wandesford.
11. John Pattesle.
12. Steven Brown.
13. John Aderle [struck through].
14. Robert Large.
15. John Hatherle.
16. T[homas] Chaltone.
17. William Melreth.
18. John Oleny.
19. T[homas] Catworth.
20. Robert Cloptone.
21. Raf Holond.
22. John Sutton.
23. William Gregory.
24. Nicholas Yeo.
25. William Combys.
26. John Wetnale.
Here follows a list of manuscript books extant among the City's Archives temp. Henry VI.:-
*Liber Ordinacionum. (fn. 11)
*Liber Memorandorum. (fn. 12)
*Liber Albus. (fn. 13)
*Liber assise panis. (fn. 14)
Liber Breton. (fn. 15)
Liber de Cronicis, &c.
Liber Introituum apprenticiorum antique [sic.]
Liber de Arte cultellariorum.
*Liber de Custumis Civitatis. (fn. 16)
*Liber de Legibus regni Antiqus (?). (fn. 17)
*Liber vocatus Horne. (fn. 18)
Liber de Cronicis Callic'.
*Libri de recordis annualibus incipienda [sic] a libro vocato Ausque ad librum vocatum K inclusis. (fn. 19)