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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Tuesday after the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 4 Edward III. [A.D. 1330], decree by Simon de Swanlond, the Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, John de Grantham, Gregory de Nortone, Reginald de Conduit, John de Prestone, Richard de Hakeneye, Thomas de Leyre, John Priour, and Henry de Seccheford, Aldermen, that the burgesses of Oxford should have all the liberties of their charter, (fn. 1) as formerly granted during the Mayoralty of Richard de Betoyne, anno 1 Edward III., except that they shall pay the custom for tronage by the cocket, (fn. 2) viz., of wools, woolfels, and hides exported from London to ports beyond the sea, and that they pay tronage on wines imported; and further that they shall not sell by retail in the City, nor buy any wines wholesale in London from merchant strangers to be sold again, as agreed at the time when Ralph de Sandwych was Warden, anno 20 Edward I.
Quere cartam Oxon' in quinto folio retro.
Afterwards, viz., at the Husting for Common Pleas held on Monday after the Feast of Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.], 5 Edward III. [A.D. 1330-1], it was agreed by John de Pulteneye, the Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, Richard de Betoyne, John de Grantham, Reginald de Conduit, John de Prestone, John de Caustone, Gregory de Nortone, Thomas de Leyre, Henry de Seccheford, and other Aldermen [not named], that the burgesses of Oxford should have their accustomed liberties, and be quit of tolls and customs in the City of London, as agreed during the Mayoralty of Simon de Swanlond and entered in the White Book of Memoranda, wherein their charter is enrolled, (fn. 3) except that they shall pay their customs due for tronage by cocket, viz., of wools, woolfels, and hides exported from London to parts beyond the sea, and tronage of wines imported from foreign parts, and shall not sell by retail in the City nor buy wholesale to sell again.
Folio ccxi b.
Scriptum Hug de Mockynge per Thom' Jordan et Dionis' ux'em ejus.
Lease by Thomas, son of William Jordan, late fishmonger, and Dionisia, wife of the said Thomas, to Hugh de Mockynge, fishmonger, of a certain cellar occupied by John atte Wode, fishmonger, in Crokedelane, in the parish of St. Margaret de Bregestrete; also a shop in the same street, situate near the shops of John Freshfissh and Johanna, relict of Walter le Marberer; to hold the same for a term of sixteen years from Midsummer, A.D. 1331.
The above deed was caused to be enrolled by the aforesaid Thomas and Dionisia before Robert de Ely on Friday the eve of the Purification B. M. [2 Feb.], 5 Edward III. [A.D. 1330-1].
Allocacio facta Burgensibus de Cantebrege de muragio.
Be it remembered that on Thursday after the Feast of the Purification B. M. [2 Feb.], 5 Edward III. [A.D. 1330-1], came Hugh Madefrey before John de Pulteneye, the Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, Richard de Betoyne, John de Grantham, Simon de Swanlond, John de Prestone, Benedict de Fulsham, Robert de Ely, Richard de Hakeneye, Reginald de Conduit, Gregory de Nortone, Thomas de Leyre, Henry de Combemartyn, John de Caustone, John Priour, and Henry de Secheford, Aldermen, and Stephen de Abyndone, Thomas Harwold, William Haunsard, Henry Monqoi, Roger Chauntecler, Nicholas Crane, John de Somersham, John de Bettone, Richard de Welleford, John de Aynesham, Adam Lucas, Adam Pikeman, Stephen de Uptone, John Lovekyn, and other citizens [not named], assembled together, and asked that the burgesses of the town of Grauntebregge might be allowed their liberty touching the payment of murage, whereof they ought to be quit according to the terms of their charter produced, viz., "Edward, by the grace of God, &c., we have inspected the charter which the lord Henry, late King of England, our grandfather, made to the burgesses of Cantebrige in these words: Henry, by the grace of God, &c. Know ye that we have granted, and by this our charter have confirmed, to our burgesses of Cantebrege the vill of Cantebrege with all its appurtenances, &c. And moreover have granted for us and our heirs that they, their heirs and successors aforesaid, be for ever quit of pavage, murage, and pickage within our realm and dominion." (fn. 4)
The said charter being read, it was granted that the burgesses of the vill of Cant[ebrege] and their successors should thenceforth be quit in the City of London of payment of murage only, &c.
Scriptum Steph'i Lucas per Joh'm de Wymondham.
Indenture of defeasance of a bond entered into by John, son of John de Wymondham, in favour of Stephen Lucas, "stokfisshmongere," in the sum of £20, on condition that the said Stephen be allowed quiet possession of a certain tenement demised to him by the said John for a term of years, situate in the parish of St. Magnus the Martyr. Dated Wednesday after the Translation of St. Edward [13 Oct.], 4 Edward III. [A.D. 1330].
Folio ccxii b ccxiii.
Charter of Edward III. inspecting the charter to the Templars, dated at "Radynge," 12 June, 37 Henry III. [A.D. 1253], (fn. 5) and confirming the assignment of their property to the Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem made by statute in the previous reign. Dated at York, 15 August, 1 Edward III. [A.D. 1327].
Folio ccxiii b ccxiv.
Inspeximus charter granted to the Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem, dated at York, 30 June, 1 Edward III. [A.D. 1327]. It inspects and confirms charter to the same dated at "Certeseye" (Chertsey), 22 Dec., 2 Edward II. [A.D. 1308], which inspects charter dated at Westminster, 8 June, 8 Edward I. [A.D. 1280], which inspects two charters dated respectively at Winchester, 20 and 23 June, 37 Henry III. [A.D. 1253].
Folio ccxiv b.
Scriptum Thome Hardi per Steph'm de Berkinge, etc.
Assignment by Stephen de Berkinge, hosier, and Margery his wife to Thomas Hardi, saddler, of rents and tenements in the parish of St. Vedast in Westchepe which they had received, together with the wardship of Nicholas, the son of William Lyghtfot, late saddler, and of Sabine his wife; to hold the same to the said Thomas during the minority of the said Nicholas. Witnesses, Robert de Bristoll, Ralph de Blithe, William Pikerel, Richard de Arderne, John Amys, clerk, and others [not named]. Dated Friday after the Feast of St. Margaret [20 July], 9 Edward III. [A.D. 1335].
Scriptum exec' test'i Joh'is de Asshford per Joh'm Levynge.
Acquittance by John Levynge de Caustone, haberdasher, and Johanna his wife, daughter of John de Asshford, late woolmonger, to Reginald de Conduyt, Laurence le Botoner, and John Smart, executors of the said John de Asshford, for money left to the said Johanna by her said father. Dated 4 July, 9 Edward III. [A.D. 1335].
Scriptum Rad'i de Cantebr.
Defeasance of a bond entered into by Ralph de Cauntebregge, "pheliper," for the payment of £20 to Nicholas de Wyght, tailor, on condition that the said Nicholas and Matilda his wife be allowed peaceable enjoyment of a certain tenement and rents in the parish of St. Mary de Wolnoth in Lombardestret, and are not disturbed by any one on account of dower of Margery, wife of the said Ralph. Witnesses, Gregory de Nortone, Reginald de Conduyt, Richard de Gloucestre, William de Grenestede, Henry de Norhamptone, &c. Dated Tuesday after the Feast of St. Matthias, Ap. [24 Feb.], 5 Edward III. [A.D. 1330-1].
Enrolled before Gregory de Nortone, Alderman, Monday the morrow of St. Matthias, Ap. [24 Feb.], 5 Edward III. [A.D. 1330-1]. (fn. 6)
Folio ccxv b.
Allocacio facta mercatoribus de Lovayne de muragio, etc.
Writ pluries to the Mayor and Sheriffs of London and collectors of murage, pontage, and pavage in the City that they cease to exact such custom from merchants of Lovayne, and that they restore any already taken. Dated at Otteford, 12 March, 5 Edward III. [A.D. 1330-1].
The above writ having been read in the Husting for Common Pleas held on Monday before [sic] the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 5 Edward III. [A.D. 1330-1], it was agreed by John de Pulteneye, the Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, Gregory de Nortone, Robert de Ely, Henry de Gysors, Richard de Haken[eye], Thomas de Leyre, John de Caustone, John Priour, and Henry de Secheford, Aldermen, and the Commonalty, &c., that merchants of Lovayne should thenceforth be quit in the City of murage, pontage, and pavage, according to the terms of their charter granted by Edward I. and the above writ.
Br'e R' quod Joh' de Pulteneye, Maior London', sit intendens Comiti Cornub' Custodi Angl' in consilio et auxilio, etc.
Writ to the Mayor that he assist John de Eltham, Earl of Cornwall, the King's brother, whom the King had appointed Custos of the realm during his absence in France, whither he was going in fulfilment of a vow recently made at a time of peril, and on other business affecting the realm. Witness the King at Dover, 4 April, 5 Edward III. [A.D. 1331]. (fn. 7)
Folio ccxvi b.
Grant under the Common Seal by John de Pulteneye, the Mayor, the Aldermen, Sheriffs, and Commonalty of the City, to William Haunsard of the murage of the City (lately granted to the Mayor and citizens by the King), on the understanding that the said William shall pay to Roger Chauntecler the sum of £40 advanced to the King by the said Roger, for the recovery of which he had brought an action in the Exchequer. The said William to hold the said murage for a term of one year from the Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct.] next ensuing for the sum of 200 marks, allowance being made for the payment of the sum of £40 aforesaid. Dated Monday the eve of St. Barnabas [11 June], 5 Edward III. [A.D. 1331].
De ten legat ad sustentac pont post decessum d'ni Nich'i Hosebond.
Be it remembered that John de Ros and John Wauncy, chaplains, gave by their deed to Laurence Sely, skinner, and Agnes his wife, daughter of Roger Hosebond, a certain tenement, once the property of the said Roger, in the parish of St. Nicholas Shambles, to hold to the said Laurence and Agnes in tail, remainder to Sir Nicholas Hosebond (fn. 8) for life; with further remainder to the Mayor and Commonalty and the Wardens of London Bridge for the time being for the maintenance of a chantry in the church of St. Nicholas aforesaid, to the extent of 100s. a year, the residue being devoted to the fabric of the said bridge; and thereupon the said deed was sealed with the Common Seal of the City at the request of the said Nicholas on Wednesday the 3rd July, A.D. 1331, and will be enrolled at the next Husting. (fn. 9) Therefore the Chamberlain of the Guildhall for the time being shall consider and inquire in time to come if the said event has happened whereby the Commonalty may take action to claim the said tenement in manner aforesaid.
Folio ccxviiccxvii b.
Scriptum Ade Pikeman per Benedictum de Shorne et ux'em eius.
Grant by Benedict de Shorne and Alice his wife to Adam Pikeman, fishmonger, of certain tenements in the parish of St. Mary de Wolchurchawe, for a term of twenty years, in satisfaction of certain rent-charges on the same formerly granted by the said Benedict to Richard Coterel, cordwainer, and John de Writele, draper, and by them assigned to the said Adam. Witnesses, Gregory de Nortone, Adam de St. Alban, John Hautayn, Richard de Stondone, &c. Dated Monday before Palm Sunday [24 March], 5 Edward III. [A.D. 1330-1].
Ordinacio facta pro carnificibus.
Monday after the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 5 Edward III. [A.D. 1330-1], ordinances made for regulating the trade of butchers, (fn. 10) on petition presented by Nicholas Derman, Gilbert de Dullyngham, William le Redere, William atte Noke, Alexander Cobbe, Walter Cobbe, Thomas de Caxtone, James Mantel, Martin le Girdeler, Walter Andreu, John Pynnot, John le Longe, John le Hottere, Robert atte Noke, John de Caxtone, Warin Tasse, John atte Gate, Thomas Cobbe, and Alan atte Watere, before John de Pulteneye, Nicholas de Farndone, Gregory de Nortone, T[homas] de Leyre, John de Caustone, and Henry de Seccheford.
Quoddam mem d pro Ric'o de la Pole et Will fr'e ejus.
13 July, A.D. 1331, a certain box belonging to Richard and William de la Pole, brothers, was placed in the custody of Henry de Seccheford, the Chamberlain, by Hugh de Waltham, clerk, in the presence of John de Pulteneye, the Mayor, Richard de Betoyne, John de Grantham, Gregory de Nortone, and John de Caustone, Aldermen, and others [not named].
Folio ccxviii b.
Scriptum exec' test'i Roesie de Borford per Robt'm de Kels'.
Deed of covenant between John de Pulteneye, Sir Henry de Iddeburi, Thomas de Betoyne, and Sir John de Mucheldevere, (fn. 11) executors of Roysia de Boreford, (fn. 12) of the one part, and Robert de Keleseye of the other, whereby the said Robert agrees to provide two chantry priests for the church of St. Thomas the Apostle, for the good of the soul of the said Roysia, for a term of seven years in satisfaction of a debt of 77 marks, and in default to allow a distress to be made on his tenement in Westchepe, which he had of Katherine de Staunford. Dated the morrow of St. Mary Magdalen [22 July], 5 Edward III. [A.D. 1331].
Scriptum Gilb'ti Scot et ux'is sue per Joh'm Mareys.
Lease by John Mareys, "forbour," to Gilbert Scot, skinner, and Wymarca his wife, of a house in "Watlingestrete," in the parish of All Hallows de Bredstrete, situate near the tenement of Adam de Fulham; to hold the same for a term of nineteen years from Michaelmas next, rendering yearly a pair of gloves at Christmas. Witnesses, John de Bredstret, John de Tiffeld, Adam de Foleham, Hugh de Depedene, Roger le Peautrer, and others [not named]. Dated Sunday the eve of the Nativity St. John Bapt. [24 June], 5 Edward III. [A.D. 1331].
Enrolled Monday after the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], the year aforesaid.
Folio ccxix b.
De quad' placea terre dimissa Will'o de Langeford pro xiid. per ann.
Be it remembered that on Tuesday the Feast of St. Barnabas [11 June], 5 Edward III. [A.D. 1331], in the Husting for Pleas of Land, there was granted by John de Pulteneye, the Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, Gregory de Nortone, Richard de Hakeneye, Reginald de Conduit, John Priour, Henry de Gisors, Robert de Ely, Henry de Secheford, and John de Caustone, Aldermen, to William de Langeford a certain vacant plot outside Neugate, adjoining the tenement of the said William, at an annual rent of 12 pence.
Carta Telarior' London'.
In the Husting of London for Common Pleas held on Monday next after the Feast of St. James, Ap. [25 July], 5 Edward III. [A.D. 1331], it was agreed by the Mayor and Aldermen, and precept was given to the Chamberlain, that the charter made to the Weavers of London be here enrolled as follows:-
Here follows a copy of an inspeximus charter to the Weavers dated at Westminster, 26 March, 1 Edward III. [A.D. 1327], which inspects a charter dated at "Lentone," 8 April, 31 Edward I. [A.D. 1303], which in its turn inspects a charter granted to the same by Henry II. [not dated]. (fn. 13)
Commissio Nund' Wynton.
Notification under the Common Seal to the Bailiffs, &c., of Winchester Fair, of the appointment by John de Pulteneye, the Mayor, and the whole Commonalty of the City, of John de Grantham, Richard de Welleford, Richard de Berkynge, Ralph de Uptone, John de Dallinge, junior, and Thomas de Cantebrigge as their Wardens and Attorneys at the said Fair. Dated 1 Sept., 5 Edward III. [A.D. 1331].
Custodia Joh'is fil' Henr' le Dubbere [sic].
Wednesday after the Feast of St. Andrew, Ap. [30 Nov.], 5 Edward III. [A.D. 1331], the guardianship of Benedict, son of John le Dubber, aged sixteen years, committed by John de Pulteneye, the Mayor, Robert de Ely [and] John de Caustone, Aldermen, to Agnes, late wife of John de Wynton', bureller. Sureties, viz., Thomas de Sewell, Peter Estmar, and Geoffrey de Haselwell, burellers.
Afterwards, viz., at the Court of Pleas of Land held on Monday before the Feast of St. Valentine [14 Feb.], 11 Edward III. [A.D. 1336-7], came the aforesaid Benedict, who appeared to the Mayor and Aldermen to be of full age, and acknowledged satisfaction of his property.
Custod' Joh' is fil' quond' Ade Baudri.
Wednesday the Feast of St. Edmund the King [20 Nov.], 5 Edward III. [A.D. 1331], the guardianship of John, son of Adam Baudri, committed to Thomas de Kent, tanner, by John de Pulteneye, the Mayor, Robert de Ely and Henry de Secheford, Aldermen. Sureties, viz., Nicholas de Reygate, girdler, and Richard de Enefeld, "fuister." (fn. 14)
Here follow certain ordinances, (fn. 15) viz.:-
Ordinacio de pistoribus et eor' servient'.
Ordinance for the punishment of the servants of masterbakers who commit offences and abscond.
De vendicione vinor'.
Ordinance regulating the price of wine and for taverners to keep open the doors of their taverns and cellars.
Proclamation of the above ordinances.
Names of taverners who refused to obey the above ordinance and closed their doors.
Thereupon twelve of the best men of each Ward summoned to make inquisition thereon. Four inquisitions held [only two recorded].
Folio ccxxi b.
Names of the first jury, viz., John de Bixle, John de Denham, Elias de Wodehere, Richard Pynnore, William de Bleynes, Henry de Cosford, John Tornegold, John Syward, Thomas de Chetyndone, Walter Lussher, Richard atte Gate, and Simon le Cotiller.
Names of the second jury, viz., Richard de Prestone, Elias de Thorpe, Henry de Prestone, Simon Turgiz, Thomas de Maryns, Laurence le Botoner, Philip Gentil, John de Someresham, John de Dallinge, Ralph de Grauntebr[ege], John de Aylesham, and Ralph de Uptone.
Names recorded in the verdict of the second jury, viz., John de Oxon', Richard de Rothinge, Michael Mignot, Edmund Cosyn, Henry le Palmere, Reginald de Thorpe, Adam de Burgoyne, Alan atte Conduyt, John de Wyght, Thomas Hautayn, Alexander de Burgoyne, Stephen atte Conduyt, Walter le Tableter, Richard de Essex, John Wroth, John Hablont, William de Stanes, Richard Sterre, Frank [Francus] atte Brokenselde, Nicholas le Blake, Simon le Taverner near "le Stockes," John Turgiz, John de Cliftone, William de Croidone, Nicholas Ponge, John de Tackele, William Isamberd, Richard de Pelham, Edmund Cosyn [sic], John le Taverner de Bredstretende, Cambin Fulbert, Nicholas de Bristoll, Benedict de Suffolk, and Henry le Palmere [sic]......[ends abruptly].