Calendar of Letter-Books of the City of London: G, 1352-1374. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1905.
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Folio clxxxi - cxc.
Grant by Alice, late wife of William de Chabham, of the vill of Tybourne, co. Middlesex, to Adam Fraunceys, the Mayor, and the Commonalty of the City, of a parcel of land twenty-four feet square, to serve for a fountain head to the Conduit of London, according as the Mayor and Commonalty for the time being may select in all her land situate "atte Cherchende" in the said vill of Tybourne, between the land belonging to the Hospital of St. Giles towards the west and the highway on the east, together with a right to dig, lay cisterns, and make subterranean ways under forty feet of her land adjacent to the aforesaid parcel of land. Dated 20 Feb., 28 Edward III. [A.D. 1353-4].
Folio clxxxi b.
Lease by John de Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain, with the assent of the Mayor and Aldermen, to Robert Pycot, draper, and Matilda his wife, of a tenement in Candelwykstrete in the parish of St. Swithin, formerly belonging to Roger de Depham, and situate near the tenements of Thomas de St. Edmund and Isabella Marwe; to hold the same for a term of seven years at an annual rent of £4. Dated in the Chamber of the Guildhall the eve of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 40 Edward III. [A.D. 1366].
A power of attorney granted by John Guychard, servant and attorney of Bernard Brutey and John de Betoigne, merchants of Bordeaux, to "Piers" de Molaryn, Marsean la Prade, and Pelegryn de Cause of Agen (Dageyneis), to receive a sum of money from Gilbert Goodchilde, taverner, and Sabyne Pledour de Stratford atte Bowe. Dated 28 Aug., A.D. 1366.
Folio clxxxii b.
27 Aug., 40 Edward III. [A.D. 1366], the guardianship of Thomas, Simon, and William, sons of Richard Bacoun, (fn. 1) late "stokfishmongere," committed by John Lovekyn, the Mayor, and John de Cauntebrugge, the Chamberlain, to James Radewelle and Juliana his wife, late wife of the said Richard. Sureties, viz., William Bysz and William Kyrketone, stockfishmongers.
23 July, 40 Edward III. [A.D. 1366], ordinance made by John Lovekyn, the Mayor, Adam Fraunceys, John de Stodeye, Stephen Cavendisshe, William Haldene, John Not, John Mytford, John de St. Alban, James Andreu, Walter Forster, William atte Welde, Symon Mordone, and John Lytle, Aldermen, and good folk of the Commons that apprentices be admitted to their franchise at the end of their term on the testimony of their masters, as of old accustomed, notwithstanding an ordinance made during the Mayoralty of Adam de Bury to the effect that such apprentices should bring their masters and six other folk of the mistery in which they have served to testify to their fitness to be received into the franchise, and that they should then be received in the presence of three Aldermen and the Chamberlain, and not otherwise. (fn. 2)
The same Monday it was ordained that those who wished to be received into the franchise of the City should come to the Guildhall with six good men of their mistery, and there be received before three Aldermen and the Chamberlain, paying a certain amount of their goods at the discretion of the said Aldermen and Chamberlain, and no one should be compelled to receive the franchise if it be proved by examination of the good men of his mistery and the neighbours of his Ward that he had not sufficient goods—notwithstanding the ordinance made in the time of Adam de Bury to the effect that those received into the franchise should pay 60s., (fn. 3) a sum which drovemany to leave the City.
Folio clxxxiii b.
14 Oct., 40 Edward III. [A.D. 1366], John Edmond de Esthamme, "cornmongere," condemned to the pillory by John Lovekyn, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, for exposing for sale at Grascherche a quarter of oats in a sack having a bushel of good oats on the top and the rest of an inferior quality.
20 July, 40 Edward III. [A.D. 1366], the guardianship of Thomas, son of William Laurence, fishmonger, and of Juliana, daughter of the said William, committed by John Lovekyn, the Mayor, and John de Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain, to Thomas Hore, fishmonger. Sureties, viz., Walter Forster, skinner, and Richard Claverynge, draper, of Cornhulle.
Afterwards, viz., on the 12th August, 46 Edward III. [A.D. 1372], came John Claverynge, draper, who had married the above Juliana, and acknowledged satisfaction for money received from Agnes, wife of the above Thomas Hore, as due to the said Juliana on the death of Thomas her brother.
Folio clxxxiv b.
20 July, 40 Edward III. [A.D. 1366], the guardianship of Guy, son of William Laurence, fishmonger, aged six years, committed by John Lovekyn, the Mayor, and John de Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain, to John Ikelyngham, fellmonger. Sureties, viz., Walter Forster, skinner, and Richard Claverynge, draper.
Afterwards, viz., on Wednesday before the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], 6 Richard II. [A.D 1382], came Richard Hatfeld and Dionisia his wife, widow and executrix of the above Richard Claverynge, and Adam de St. Ive and Agnes his wife, widow and executrix of the above Walter Forster, and paid to Richard Odyham, the Chamberlain, a sum of money due from the above John Ikelyngham to the above Guy, who had come of age. The said Chamberlain is discharged, having delivered the money to the aforesaid Guy.
John Lovekyn, Mayor, Adam Fraunceys, William de Haldene, John de Stodeye, Stephen Cavendisshe, John Not, Bartholomew de Frestlynge, Simon de Mordone, John de Mitford, John de St. Alban, Walter Forester, John Lytle, John Tornegold, John de Bernes, John de Chychestre, William de Welde, James Andrew, William de Tudenham. (fn. 4)
Letters patent to the effect that a recent appointment of John Knyvet and certain others [not named] (fn. 5) to sit at the Guildhall as commissioners for gaol-delivery of Neugate shall not be made a precedent or be prejudicial to the liberty of the City. Witness the King at Westminster, 8 June, 40 Edward III. [A.D. 1366].
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28 February, 40 Edward III. [A.D. 1365-6], precept to the several Aldermen that they summon twelve men suitably armed to keep watch in their Wards on Tuesday evening next and the following Friday, and so continue every fourth night, for the preservation of the peace and arrest of evildoers; the men so summoned to appear suitably armed, under a penalty of 12d. for the first default, 12d. for the second, and 12d. and imprisonment for the third.
To watch on Monday and Thursday, viz., Byllyngesgate, 12; Lymstrete, 4; Algate Within and Without, 8; Chepe, 16; Douegate, 10; Cordewanerstret, 16; Aldrichesgate, 8; Quenhithe, 12; Farndone Within, 12.
Another precept to the Aldermen that they maintain a watch at Christmas time, the same year, according to the usages of the City, and that after the Feast of Epiphany [6 Jan.] they cause a watch to be kept with twelve armed men as above prescribed.
Folio clxxxvi b.
Release by William Welde, draper, to Peter de Holt de Cotherstoke, co Northampton, touching a bond of statute merchant in the sum of £400 entered into before Henry Pycard, late Mayor. Dated the Feast of St. Katherine [25 Nov.], 40 Edward III. [A.D. 1366].
19 Jan., 40 Edward III. [A.D. 1366-7], John Lovekyn, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and John de Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain, delivered to William Dunmowe, "bakere," a sum of money in trust for John and Elizabeth, children of William Dumbulle. Sureties, viz., Richard de Wrotham, "spycer," and John Bucsted, "carpenter."
Folio clxxxvii b.
21 Jan., 40 Edward III. [A.D. 1366-7], the guardianship of John, son of William de Goldesburgh, committed by the same to Juliana his mother. Sureties, viz., Michael de Hakeneye, "felmongere," and William Herrethe, "curreour."
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to make proclamation against sending horses, cattle, arms, victuals, &c., to Scotland. Witness the King at Westminster, 25 Feb., 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1366-7]. (fn. 6)
Writ to the Sheriffs that they from time to time visit those places where wine and oil have been secretly discharged from ships entering the port of London, and warn all parties concerned against selling wine and oil elsewhere than at the wharves and quays where they are gauged. Witness the King at Westminster, 16 Feb., 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1366-7].
Folio clxxxviii b.
Award of Adam Carlyl, draper, William Passeware, Walter Bachiller, Thomas Essex, Gilbert Notyngham, and Thomas de Swafham, arbitrators, appointed on the 14th March, 37 Edward III. [A.D. 1362-3], in a dispute between John Waket, tailor, and Robert de Wyttone, draper, touching property late belonging to William Sporle, of whom the said Robert de Wyttone was executor, and whose widow, Alice, the said John Waket had married.
19 March, 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1366-7], a sum of money delivered by John de Cantebrigge, the Chamberlain, in the presence of John Lovekyn, the Mayor, Adam Fraunceys, William Haldene, John Pecche, Simon de Mordone, and John Lytle, Aldermen, to Andrew Pykeman, fishmonger, in trust for Alice, daughter of Robert Fourneux, (fn. 7) late fishmonger Sureties, viz., Geoffrey Denny, fishmonger, and Simon Levelif, "brewere."
Afterwards the above Andrew paid the money to William Lambyn de Bromlegh and Margaret his wife, the above Alice having died, and the said Margaret being her cousin and heir, viz., daughter of John, brother of the above Robert, as appears by deed enrolled in the Husting of Pleas of Land held on Monday before the Feast of St. Benedict [21 March], 45 Edward III. [A.D. 1370-1]. (fn. 8)
Folio clxxxix b.
Monday after the Feast of St. Benedict [21 March], 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1366-7], proceedings in the Husting against Robert de Edenosore, "skryveyn," for forging two deeds of entail. (fn. 9)
13 May, 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367], Katherine "van the venere" condemned to the pillory for women called "le Thewe" for thickening the bottom of a quart measure with pitch (pix), so that the consumer lost a third of its contents. (fn. 10)
Folio cxc b.
Friday after the Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May], 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367], Adam Fraunceys, John Pecche, William de Haldene, Stephen Cavendysshe, John de Stodeye, John Lytle, and Simon de Mordone, Aldermen, and John Hyltoft, Simon Benyngtone, John Pyel, John Cranele, John Osekyn, and Adam Wymondham, Commoners, elected to go to the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of London to treat of matters touching the City, and also to survey a certain gutter running beneath the palace of the Bishop of London and thence by the King's Wardrobe, which gutter is full of offensive matter, to the great nuisance of the King, the Bishop, and divers others.