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 cxci - cc.
Acquittance under the Mayoralty seal by John Lovekyn, the Mayor, for the sum of 62½ marks received from William "Piedleu," brother of Simon "Piedeleu," in part payment of a bond entered into by the said Simon with Adam de Bury, the Mayor, for arrears of the annual rent of 50 marks due to the City by the merchants of Amiens for enjoyment of certain privileges. (fn. 1) Dated 6 June, 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367].
Folio cxci b.
27 July, 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367], John Lovekyn, the Mayor, and John de Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain, delivered to Reginald atte More, draper, the sum of £8, which Adam de Acres left by will to Oliver his son, to hold the same in trust for the said Oliver. Sureties, viz., John Cok, chandler, and Thomas Leuesham, skinner.
Afterwards, viz., on Wednesday before the Feast of Translation of St. Edward [13 Oct.], 43 Edward III. [A.D. 1369], came the above Reginald and delivered up the above money to the said Chamberlain, and the same was delivered by Simon de Mordone, the Mayor, and the Chamberlain to Roger de Hyntone, "cordewanere," in trust for the said Oliver. Sureties, viz., Richard Turk, senior, and Michael Treuthenek, "pelter."
Afterwards, viz., on the 20th Feb., 50 Edward III. [A.D. 1375-6], came Margery, widow and executrix of the above Roger de Hyntone, and the sureties of the said Roger, and rendered account before William Eynesham, the Chamberlain, and Ralph Strode, as auditors.
Precept for mendicants, vagrants, and pilgrims to leave the City by the morrow of St. Laurence [10 Aug.], under penalty of arrest; and that no leper beg in the streets for fear of spreading contagion.
Folio cxcii b.
Lease by John Mychel, chaplain, and John Frankeleyn, woolmonger, to Simon de Chiksond, brewer, of a hostel called "la Sterre on the hoope," in the parish of All Hallows de Bredestrete, which hostel the lessors recently obtained from Richard Vyncent, Rector of the church of St. Benedict Schorhog, near "le Catfethele"; (fn. 2) to hold the same for a term of seven years at an annual rent of 20 marks. Witnesses, Master Richard Armurer, Sampson Taverner, Ralph Schene, and others [not named]. Dated 26 Feb., 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1366-7].
Wednesday after the Feast of St. James, Ap. [25 July], 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367], came Roger Basket, Richard Dycoun, "tapycer," and John Brewere before John Lovekyn, the Mayor, and John de Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain, and acknowledged themselves bound to Agnes, daughter of Thomas Byssheye, "tapycer," an orphan, in the sum of £20.
Monday after the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367], the award of arbitrators, viz., William de Haldene, Recorder, and John de Bryklesworth, in a dispute between William Keue and Richard Gyllynge brought in, whereby the said William was bound to pay the said Richard the sum of 10 marks and surrender all interest in a certain tenement in Fridaystret.
Folio cxciii b.
2 Oct., 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367], John Lovekyn, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and John de Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain, delivered to John Turk, fishmonger, a sum of money bequeathed by Simon de Worsted, mercer, to Simon and William, sons of the said John Turk and Margery his wife. The said Simon, son of John Turk, having died before the debts of Simon de Worsted were fully paid, it was ordained by Alice, widow of the said Simon de Worsted, and Adam Wymondham, Robert Beaumond, and Thomas Bowe, executors of the said Simon, that the portion of Simon Turk should remain to Alice his sister, (fn. 3) and the portions of the said William and Alice were delivered to the said John Turk in trust for them. Surety, viz., Giles Pykeman, fishmonger.
9 Oct., 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367], the guardianship of Elizabeth, daughter of Stephen de Stanford, committed by John Lovekyn, the Mayor, and John de Cantebrigge, the Chamberlain, to Robert Kebbyl, "dieghere," and Margaret his wife. Sureties, viz., William Plomer, residing outside Crepulgate, and Roger atte Bouwe, "taillour," residing in the parish of St. Peter in the Ward of Queenhithe. (fn. 4)
Folio cxciv b.
Lease by John Bradmedwe, "huyrer," and Mariota his wife, to Walter Parker, cornmonger, of a certain shop, &c., in the parish of St. Andrew near Cornhulle in Lymstrete, for a term of seven years. Dated the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord [25 Dec.], 39 Edward III. [A.D. 1365].
Lease by Henry de Yerdele to Robert Couen, skinner, of a house called "ye lyoun atte Dore" in Watlyngstrete, parish of All Hallows, Bredestrete, for a term of fifty-five years on the same conditions under which the said Robert held the same by demise of Thomas Dolsely. Dated the Feast of the Nativity of St. John Bapt. [24 June], 40 Edward III. [A.D. 1366].
Folio cxcv b.
A general release by Thomas, son of Roger Syward, "peautrer," to Alice, widow of John Syward, (fn. 5) and William Syward, brother of the said John, touching property left to him by his said father. Witnesses, Adam Haket, John Hidyngham, Robert Spenser, Adam atte Water, and others [not named]. Dated 3 Nov., 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367].
Temp. James Andrew, Mayor, 42 Edward III.
Thursday the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.]. 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367], John Lovekyn, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and an immense Commonalty were assembled in the great hall of the Guildhall, when James Andrew was elected by the Aldermen to be Mayor for the year ensuing with the general consent. And he was sworn, &c.
Folio cxcvi b-cxcvii b.
A proclamation made temp. James Andrew, Mayor, on Thursday, the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.], 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367], for keeping the peace, regulation of trade, and general government of the City.
Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation of the King's purpose to increase the number of Exchanges in the City, and for those who wished to keep an Exchange to appear before the Chancellor and Treasurer at Westminster on the following Monday. Witness the King at Westminster, 2 Dec., 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367].
Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation forbidding the use of Scottish coinage or any other coinage except the King's. Witness the King at Westminster, 8 Dec., 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367]. (fn. 6)
Folio cxcviii b.
Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation for all Exchanges of gold and silver to be located in Bukleresbury. Witness the King at Westminster, 8 Dec., 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367]. (fn. 7)
Saturday after the Feast of the Conception B. M. [8 Dec.] came Henry Godchepe, Thomas Whitchurche, William de Harewedone, John de Bristowe, Simon de Macchynge, and Adam Elsham before James Andreu, the Mayor, William de Haldene, the Recorder, John Stodeye, Stephen Cavendisshe, Bartholomew Frestlynge, Simon de Mordone, Walter Forster, John Chychestre, William Tudenham, John de St. Alban, John Lytle, and Richard de Croydone, Aldermen, and entered into bond for safeguarding John Cherte, "pouchemakere," detained in prison for the death of Roger de Hockele, "pouchemakere," and for producing his body before the Justices for gaol-delivery of Neugate, or before the Mayor, the Aldermen, and John Tornegold and William Dykeman, the Sheriffs, quo et quando etc .
Folio cxcix b.
At a congregation of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commoners in the Guildhall on Thursday the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367-8], there being present James Andrew, the Mayor, William Halden, John Noot, John Lytle, John de St. Alban, John de Mytford, John Tornegold, Richard de Croydone, John de Bernes, William de Tudenham, and William "Wilde," (fn. 8) Aldermen, the Sheriffs, and very many commoners, the following Statute touching the sale of coals was ordained. (fn. 9)
Tuesday after the Feast of St. Nicholas [6 Dec.], 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367], came Simon Levelif into the Chamber of the Guildhall, before James Andreu, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, and agreed that a clause of re-entry in case of arrears of rent should be added to an indenture of lease made anno 29 Edward III. by William Knyth, Rector of the Church of Great "Hardys," (fn. 10) co. Kent., and Margaret, late wife of Sir John de Bourne, Knt., to the said Simon and Lucy his wife, of tenements and wharf at "le Fresshewharf," in the parish of St. Botolph near Byllingesgate, for a term of twenty years, at an annual rent of £19, which indenture had been confirmed by Bartholomew de Bourne, son and heir of the aforesaid Margaret.
Folio cc b.
Monday after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367-8], John Curteys, Hugh de Ware, John Brian, and William Strokelady are appointed by James Andreu, the Mayor, to collect certain tolls on merchandise coming to Queenhithe by way of subsidy to defray the cost of cleansing and repairing the "Roumelond" (fn. 11) in the soke of Queenhithe, the same to be taken from Monday after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367-8], until the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.] next, viz., for every quarter of corn, ¼d.; for a boat bringing rushes, 4d.; for a schuyt bringing corn or wood, 2d.; for every ship bringing victuals, 2d.; from every man depositing filth there, 2s.; and from sellers of rushes for every boatful of rushes, 4d.