Calendar of Letter-Books of the City of London: F, 1337-1352. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1904.
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Folio clxxxii b.
Lease from Richard Loverik de Sandwyche and Isabellahis wife, daughter of Gilbert Cros, fishmonger, and Agnes hiswife, to Roger atte Stone, merchant, of a certain tenement withgarden, wharf, &c, in the parish of St. Mary atte Hull, near Byllingesgate, situate near tenements sometime held by John Londenestone, Robert de Hakeneye, and William Haunsard,to hold the same for a term of twenty years, at an annual rentof 8s. Witnesses, John de Caustone, William de Shirbourne, Adam Canoun, Thomas Chaundeler, John Wirhale, Laurencede Beaulieu (Bello loco), Thomas de Santone, clerk, and others [not named] Dated Saturday after the Feast of St. Ambrose [4 April], 24 Edward III. [A.D. 1350].
Folio clxxxiii b.
Lease from the same to the same of the above property fora term of twelve years, at an annual rent of 30s. Witnesses as above Dated Thursday after the Feast of St. Ambrose [4 April], 24 Edward III. [A.D. 1350].
Lease from the same to Roger Coggere, cordwainer, of acertain tenement in the parish of St. Mary atte Hull, situate near the tenement of Amy Cros, sister of the said Isabella, for a term of twenty years, at an annual rent of 20s. Witnesses as above Dated Friday after the Feast of St. Ambrose [4 April], 24 Edward III. [A.D. 1350].
Folio clxxxiv b.
Writ to the Sheriffs for proclamation to be made forbidding any one to leave the kingdom for foreign parts before the quinzaine of St. Michael, without the King's special licence. Witness the King at Westminster, 23 June, 24 Edward III. [A.D. 1350] (fn. 1).
Ordinances of the Furbishers (fn. 2)approved by Walter Turk, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, on Monday after the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul [29 June], 24 Edward III. [A.D. 1350].
Monday after the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul [29 June], 24 Edward III. [A.D. 1350], twenty-three measures called "potels" and nineteen salt-cellars of "peautre" condemned as having too great an admixture of lead with tin (fn. 3).
Lease by Edmund Danvers and Isabella Swanlond his wife to William Scot, fishmonger, of a tenement in the parish of St. Peter at "Baynardescastel," (fn. 4)situate near the tenements of William Waterford and Richard Lacer, to hold the same for a term of five years A bond in the sum of £20 entered into by the less or for peaceable enjoyment. Witnesses, Henry Byngge, Bartholomew de Torneham, John Burtone, William atte Corner, and others [not named] Dated the eve of the Translation of St. Thomas [7 July], 24 Edward III. [A.D. 1350].
Folio clxxxv b.
Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation of a truce that had been made with France from the 13th June last past until the 1st August next and one year after Witness the King at Westminster, 1 July, 24 Edward III. [A.D. 1350] (fn. 5).
Saturday after the Feast of Translation of St. Thomas [7 July], 24 Edward III. [A.D. 1350], twenty-five and a half "quissyns," one "coverlyt," and three bankers declared forfeitas being made contrary to the articles of the Tapicers (fn. 6).
Writ to the Sheriffs for proclamation to be made forbidding bathing in the fosses of the Tower or in the fosses or river near the Tower by day or night on pain of forfeiture of life and limb Witness the King at Westminster, 13 July, 24 Edward III. [A.D. 1350].
Commission under the Common Seal of the City appointingThomas Aubreye, John Hatfeld, and John de Oxonia, skinner, to be the City's Wardens and Attorneys at St. Botolph's Fair (fn. 7) Dated 8 July, 24 Edward III. [A.D. 1350].
At a congregation of the Mayor and Aldermen and an immense Commonalty held on Tuesday after the Feast of St. James [25 July], 24 Edward III. [A.D. 1350], there being present Walter Turk, the Mayor, Simon Fraunceys, Richard Lacer, Thomas Leggy, John Lovekyn, Roger de Depham, Adam Brabazon, Richard de Berkyngge, Simon Dolsely, Simon de Worstede, William Welde, Thomas Perle, Aldermen, and Ralph de Lenne, Sheriff, John de Beddeford, Thomas de Brandone, William de Ifford, Richard Smelt, John Wroth, Richard Double, John Lyttle, John de Stodeye, John Blaunche, William de Swalclive, Robert Swote, Henry atte Strete, Henry le Vannere, John Geffrey, Simon de Mordone, John de Refham, and Henry de Boseworth, commoners, it was agreed that Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain, should pay the Mayor the sum of £100, or, if possible, 200 marks, on account of the heavy expenses of his mayoralty.
Folio clxxxvi b.
Grant by Walter Turk, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and the rest of the citizens to Gilbert de Stayndrope, goldsmith, and Agnes his wife, of a certain garden opposite Stanynglane and the church of St. Olave de Mugwellestrete for the term of their lives, at an annual rent of 6s. 8d. Dated Monday after the Feast of St. Barnabas [11 June], 24 Edward III. [A.D. 1350].
4 Aug., 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1358], came Mary, daughter of Roger "le Peautrer," before John de Stodeye, the Mayor, Adam Fraunceys, Roger de Depham, and John de Chichestre, Aldermen, and Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain, and acknowledged the receipt of a certain sum of money bequeathed to her by Roger "Syward," (fn. 8)her father, at the hands of John Syward, "peautrer".
Afterwards, viz., on the 2nd Oct, 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367], came Thomas, son of Roger le Peautrer, before John Lovekyn, the Mayor, William de Haldene, William Welde, John Mytford, John Tornegold, Aldermen, and John de Cantebrigge, the Chamberlain, and acknowledged he had received from Alice, late wife of John Syward, and William Syward, executors ofthe said John, all his patrimony.
Folio clxxxvii b.
The King's writ of Privy Seal to the Mayor, Aldermen,Sheriffs, and Commonalty, informing them of Spain being in the act of assembling a force at "Swyne" (fn. 9)and elsewhere against England, and of his intention to gather a naval force at Sandwyz by Sunday before the Assumption B.M. [15 Aug.] at the latest to withstand them, and praying the City to furnish two ships, equipped with armed men ; and archers, and victualled for a month at the least Dated at "Framyngham," (fn. 10) 24 July[A.D. 1350].
Form of precept sent by the Mayor to each Alderman onThursday before the Feast of St. Laurence [10 Aug.] bidding him prepare a certain number of men-at-arms and archers with a month's pay, and have them ready at the Guildhall on Monday [sic] before the Feast of the Assumption [15 Aug.].
Assessment of Wards for 70 armed men ; and 100 archers to be sent in two London ships to Sandwich by Sunday before the Feast of the Assumption [15 Aug.], 24 Edward III. [A.D. 1350], in the King's service, with the wages of the seamen-.
Colmanstrete, 33s. 3d., Cordwanerstrete, 66s. 6d., Crepulgate Within, 33s. 3d., Crepulgate Without, 9s. 6d., Bassieshawe, 19s., Vintry, 38s., Bredestrete, 42s. 9d., Farndone Within, 38s., Farndone Without, 38s., Chepe, 71s. 3d., Queenhithe, 38s., Aldresgate, 14s. 3d., Castle Baynard, 14s. 3d.
Walbroke, 33s. 3d., Cornhulle, 23s. 9d., Candelwykstrete, 9s. 6d., Bisshopesgate, 23s. 9d., Algate, 9s. 6d., Portsokyn,9s. 6d., Bradestrete, 33s. 3d., Tower, 47s. 6d., Bridge, 47s. 6d., Billingesgate, 33s. 3d., Douuegate, 47s. 6d., Langebourne,33s. 3d., Lymstrete, 4s. 9d.
From Cordwanerstrete, John de Leveryngtone, Robert Kyng, Richard de Cloptone, Henry Chaucer, John de Kyme, Richard Marioun, armed men, Richard Horncastel, Hugh de Leycestre, Ralph Squier, David Malepas, Peter de Thame, Benedict Nityngale, Hugh de Lycchefeld, and Thomas Crumpe, archers.
Folio clxxxviii b.
From Chepe, John de Lincoln, Roger le Noble, Robert de Braybroke, Hugh Beneyt, John de Cornwall, William de Norwych, armed men, William de Prestone, Roger de Kelshale, Henry de Westone, William de Cloptone, John de Harlee, John de Northbourne, William de Waltone, William Waleys, and William le Peautrer, archers.
From Tower, Stephen Brune, William de la Marche, William de Beverley, John Marioun, armed men, Walter de Wescote, Alan Phippe, Roger Ingwardyn, Thomas de Massham, Hugh Slynhed, and John Spicer, archers.
From Bridge, Richard atte Castel, John Abel, John de Harowe, William de Horncastel, armed men, John de Aucheslee, Ralph de Pattone, William de Bokedene, William atte Hythe, John Osberne, and John de Prestone, archers.
From Douuegate, John de Boughtone, Richard Payn, John de Ebor', John de Chalfhunt, armed men, Robert Smalwode, Alexander atte Pery, Walter Neuwent, John de Chestre, Roger de Fletham, and John de Coupeland, archers.
And be it known that the two ships aforesaid set sail on Friday before the Feast of the Assumption [15 Aug.], 24 Edward III. [A.D. 1350], and the seamen had their wages for a month, as appears infra, p 221.
Lease by John de Cressingham, joiner (junctuar'), and Matilda his wife, widow of Hamo le Barber, blader, to John, son of the said Hamo, of a certain tenement in the parish of St. Margaret Moysy in Frydaystrete, situate near the tenements of Geoffrey Beauflour, John de Dallyngge, and Robert de Kestevene, to hold the same to the said John for the lifetime of the said Matilda at an annual rent, with remainder according to the terms of his father's will. (fn. 11)Walter Turk, Mayor, Adam de Buri and Ralph de Lenne, Sheriffs, Adam Brabazoun, Alderman ofthe Ward (fn. 12) Witnesses, William de Angre, John de Reffham, John de Stodeye, John Terri, William de Hockelee, Henry Vannere, and others [not named] Dated Tuesday the eve of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 24 Edward III. [A.D. 1350].
Folio clxxxix b.
Grant by Roger atte Tour and Katherine his wife to John de Horwod and Nicholas his son of a certain messuage in St. Laurence Lane, in the parish of St. Mary le Bow, for the life time of the said Katherine Dated Wednesday after the Feast of the Assumption [15 Aug.], 24 Edward III. [A.D. 1350].
Be it remembered that on Wednesday after the Feast of St. James [25 July], 24 Edward III. [A.D. 1350], Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain, received from John de Stanhope, executor of Roger le Carpenter, "spicer," the sum of £45 in gold to the use of Alice, daughter of the said Roger, until George Cosyn her husband finds surety pursuant to the will ofthe said Roger (fn. 13).
Afterwards, viz., on Wednesday before the Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May], 25 Edward III. [A.D. 1351], the aforesaid money was delivered to the above George Cosyn and Alice his wife by Richard de Kyslyngbury, the Mayor, and Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain, and the said George entered into a bond of indemnity and found sureties, viz., John Flaon, William Cosyn, and William de Caustone, junior.
Friday before the Feast of Assumption [15 Aug.], 24 Edward III. [A.D. 1350], the sum of £15 and 12d. was delivered to Robert Scotard, the master of the ship of Andrew Turk, for the wages of the master, a constable (constabilar'), and a carpenter (fn. 14).
The same day Andrew Turk and Goscelin de Cleve received respectively from the Chamberlain thirty and twenty-six bucklers (targeas) (fn. 15).
Pursuant to the above will the guardianship of William, the testator's son, was committed by Walter Turk, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain, to John le Iryssh, tailor, on Saturday after the Feast of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.], 24 Edward III. [A.D. 1350] Sureties, viz., Nicholas le Sporier and Thomas atte Sloo.
Folio cxc b.
Friday after the Feast of Nativity B.M. [8 Sept.], 24 Edward III. [A.D. 1350], the guardianship of John, son of Roger Morel, "hatter," and Margaret his sister committed by WalterTurk, the Mayor, Roger de Depham, Simon de Worstede, and William de Welde, Aldermen, and Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain, to John Kyng, called "Prentiz," mercer. Sureties, viz., Thomas Wilcher, "gyrdeler," living in St. Laurence Lane in Jewry, and William de Lincoln, "habirdassher," living in Wodestret.
The same day, the guardianship of Thomas, son of Nicholas de Wirlingworth, goldsmith, committed by the same to John de Hiltoft, goldsmith, together with a tenement, &c, in the parish of St. Matthew de Friday strete Sureties, viz., Gilbert de Stayndrop, William de Ippegrave, John Boton', and William "Aqura," goldsmiths.
Afterwards, viz., on Thursday before the Feast of the Nativity B.M. [8 Sept.], 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1358], came the aforesaid Thomas before Roger de Depham, Alderman, and Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain, and acknowledged satisfaction of his property and quitclaimed John de Hiltoft.