Calendar of Letter-Books of the City of London: H, 1375-1399. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1907.
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Custod' Thome et Johanne fil' Ric'i Scut.
18 July, 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377], the guardianship of Thomas and Johanna, children of Richard Scut, committed by Nicholas Brembre, Mayor, and William Eynsham, the Chamberlain, to John Walcote at the suit of William Somerwell and Cassandra his wife, widow of the said Richard. Sureties, Elias de Thorpe, skinner, Roger More, vintner, and John Leycestre.
Folio lxxi b.
Proclamacio de vendicione ser visie et de all onneres.
31 July, 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377], proclamation made of certain ordinances regulating the sale of ale, prescribing the duties of "Alkonneres," (fn. 1) &c.
Thereupon "Alkonneres" were elected in each Ward, whose names appear in the Roll of Memoranda temp. Nicholas Brembre, Mayor, the year aforesaid, (fn. 2) and they were sworn to carry out the aforesaid ordinances.
Afterwards, viz., on the 7th Nov., 14 Richard II. [A.D. 1390], with the assent of Adam Bamme, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, the above proclamation was revised (renovata) and a precept sent to each Alderman, as appears infra, fo. cclvi, with an additional clause giving permission to hostelers to buy ale for their customers.
Custod' Joh'is et Alicie pue ror' Eustacii Glastone.
12 Aug, 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377], the guardianship of John and Alice, children of Eustace "de" Glastone, together with certain sums of money, committed by Nicholas Brembre, Mayor, and William Eynsham, the Chamberlain of the Guildhall, to Katherine Nortone (fn. 3) Sureties, viz., Richard Aylesbury, grocer, John Hothom, grocer, John Bradfeld, grocer, and John Hay, "pyebaker." Mention made of John (de) Glastone, clerk, Henry Perot, and John Vyne, draper.
Exon'acio Joh'is unius orphan' predictorum.
Afterwards, viz., on the 28th July, 4 Richard II. [A.D. 1380], came the above Katherine before John Haddele, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, and prayed to be discharged from the guardianship of the above John, inasmuch as the money received was not sufficient for his maintenance, &c. Thereupon she rendered account before John Estone and John Hoo, Aldermen, Richard Odyham, the Chamberlain of the Guildhall, and Ralph Strode, the Common Pleader, when it was found that she was in arrears to the amount of £64 19s due to the said orphan, which amount she delivered to the Chamberlain in trust.
Afterwards, viz., on the 7th June, 5 Richard II. [A.D. 1382], came the above John, son of Eustace de Glastone, before John Norhamptone, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, and being of full age prayed that the above sum might be delivered to Master John de Glastone, his uncle. His prayer granted.
Afterwards, viz., on the 27th Oct., 12 Richard II. [A.D. 1388], came John Cartone or Gartone, who had married the above Alice, daughter of Eustace de Glastone, before Nicholas Twyford, the Mayor, and prayed that the money due to his wife might be delivered up. An account thereupon taken before John Walcote, Alderman, Thomas Noket, Roger Abbot, draper, and Richard Odiham, the Chamberlain, and such money as was found due was delivered up by John Bas, the attorney of John Bradfeld, one of the sureties of the above Katherine Nortone, now deceased.
Folio lxxii b.
Judicium collistrig' pro fals' sacc' carbonum.
4 Aug, 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377], Richard Leggere de Croydone brought before Nicholas Brembre, the Mayor, William Cheyne, the Recorder, William Baret, William Wodehous, Walter Sibyle, Thomas Noket, and William Kyng, Aldermen, and charged with having brought six sacks of coal into the City which were deficient in weight (fn. 4) He confessed the sacks were false, and was committed to the pillory, the sacks to be burnt under him (sub eo).
Judicium de ceppis pro fals' sacc' carbonum.
The same day John Edward[es] and John Naylere, servants of Thomas Hasemere de Croydone, found guilty of a similar offence, and committed to the Stocks on Cornhulle, the sacks to be burnt beside them (juxta eos). (fn. 5) Precept to John Whitlok, the Mayor's servant, to seize the horses on which the coal was brought to the City in the possession of John Naylere, and safeguard them until their owner answered for his deceit.
M d de quod' exon' ac' £x lib' Margerie fil' Joh Whitof.
10 Aug, 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377], came William Whetele, William Thomer, and John Doncastre, and delivered to William Eynesham, the Chamberlain, the sum of £10 belonging to Margery, daughter of John Whitof The money was given two days later to the said Margery on her making a request to Nicholas Brembre, the Mayor, and the Aldermen.
Judicium de vinis putridis et insanis.
21 Aug, 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377], presentment made by Ralph Strode, the Common Pleader, before the Common Council of the City in the Chamber of the Guildhall, to the effect that certain wine that was unfit for man was housed in the cellar of William Anecroft on Botulveswharf, and he asked that it might be examined. Thereupon John Cloptone, Nicholas Rote, Geoffrey Grygge, vintners, William de Skames, John de Borne, and Peter de Cornelioun, merchants of Bordeaux, were deputed to examine it; and they finding it to be bad, it was adjudged by the Mayor, John Southam, William Baret, William Kynge, John Horne, Adam Karlille, Walter Sybile, Aldermen, and John Norhamptone and Robert Launde, the Sheriffs, that the wine should be destroyed, &c. (fn. 6)
L'ra ad eligend' quatuor cives veniend' ad consilium Regis.
Writ of Privy Seal to the Mayor, Sheriffs, Aldermen, citizens, and good folk of the City for sending four of the wisest citizens to attend a Council to be held at Westminster on Monday after the Feast of the Assumption [15 Aug], touching the war and the protection of commerce on the sea. Dated at the Castle of Wyndesore, 31 July, 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377].
Pursuant to the above writ the following were elected on the 14th August, viz., William Walworth, John Phelippot, Adam Karlielle, and John Hadle.
Mag'ri barbi tonsor' jurati.
26 Aug, 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377], Thomas Boyvel and William Osneye elected and sworn Masters of the Barbers, &c.
27 Aug, 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377], came Adam Stable into court before Nicholas Brembre, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, and proffered 25 marks in gold, which he said he had always been ready since Christmas last to pay to John Norhamptone and Robert Launde, the Sheriffs, on behalf of Robert Marny, upon their restoring to him a bond in the sum of 500 marks, whereby the said Adam had become bound to the said Robert.
Ordinacio de vendicione vinor'.
21 August, 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377], ordinances made by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council to the effect that six good and trustworthy men of the mistery of "Vynters" appraise wine sold by retail in taverns, and place a distinctive mark on the several vessels according to the value of the wine they contain; that certain servants of the mistery be permitted to search tavern cellars to see the wine drawn; that no taverner hang any cloth or other obstacle in front of his cellar door, or sell wine beyond the price at which it had been appraised, &c.
Thereupon Thomas Cornwaleys, Henry Vannere, Henry Herbury, John Edrope, Thomas Medlane, and William More were elected Surveyors of the mistery.
Folio lxxiii b.
Saturday the Feast of the Decollation of St. John Bapt. [29 Aug.], 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377], a proclamation made regulating the sale of wine; forbidding carters to drive their carts, when empty, at a greater pace (plus ignelment) than when loaded, under penalty of fine and imprisonment; and further, ordering all freemen absent from the City to return to the City within eight days if possible, and forbidding freemen then in the City to leave it without permission of the Mayor.
Ordinacio de custod' thamis'.
29 Aug, 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377], ordinance made by Nicholas Brembre, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and about 200 of the better men of the City assembled in the Guildhall, for the protection of the shipping in the Thames, to the effect that four Aldermen should remain every day and night, from midday until midday, on the said shipping, having with them an armed force of 100 men from the Wards, and the next day four other Aldermen, and so on by rotation up to the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.] (fn. 7) as follows, viz. :—
First day : The Aldermen of Tower Ward, Billyngesgate, Langebourne, and Algate.
Second day : The Aldermen of Bridge, Douegate, Candelwykstret, and Lymstret.
Third day : The Aldermen of Vintry, Walbrok, Bisshopesgate, and Cornhulle.
Fourth day : The Aldermen of Chepe, Bradstret, Colmanstret, and Bassyeshawe.
Fifth day : The Aldermen of Queenhithe, Cordewanerstret, Bredstret, and Crepulgate.
Sixth day : The Aldermen of Farndone, Baynardcastel, "Alrichesgate," and Portsokne.
Br'e pro parliamento.
Writ to the Sheriffs for the election of four citizens to attend a Parliament to be held at Westminster in the quinzaine of St. Michael [29 Sept.]. (fn. 8) No Sheriff to be returned. (fn. 9) Witness the King at Westminster, 4 Aug., 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377].
Pursuant to the above writ the following were elected on the 28th Sept., viz., Adam Karlille and Walter Sibille, Aldermen; William Walworth and John Phelippot, Commoners.
Custod' Joh'is et Johanne pueror' Ric' i Nortone.
12 Sept., 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377], the guardianship of John, son of Richard "de" Nortone, and of Johanna, daughter of the same, committed by Nicholas Brembre, Mayor, and William Eynesham, the Chamberlain, to Katherine Nortone their mother, John Welde, to whom the guardianship had been devised in conjunction with the said Katherine, having refused to act Sureties, viz., Richard Hatfeld, John Hothom, John Bradfeld, "grocers," and Roger Cotiller, "brewer".
Exon'acio custodie pueror' predictor'.
The above Johanna afterwards married John Northwold, mercer, with the assent of John Norhamptone, Mayor, and the Aldermen, anno 6 Richard II., and came and acknowledged satisfaction for the money due to her.
Afterwards, viz., on the 24th Sept., 13 Richard II. [A.D. 1389], Richard Hatfeld, one of the sureties of the above Katherine, rendered account of her guardianship before Adam de St Ive, Alderman, Richard Odyham, the Chamberlain, John Tremayn, the Common Pleader, and Thomas Knolles, auditors appointed by Nicholas Twyford, Knt., the Mayor.
Custodia Joh'is Wasshere.
9 March, 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377-8], the guardianship of John Wasshere, together with the sum of £60 bequeathed to him by James Andreu, (fn. 10) committed by Nicholas Brembre, the Mayor, and William Eynesham, the Chamberlain, to Nicholas Dalasson, "taillour." Sureties, viz., Henry Baret, goldsmith, and Thomas Pyke, "draper."
Afterwards, viz., on the 25th June, 7 Richard II. [A.D. 1383], with the consent of John Norhamptone, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, the above John Wasshere was bound apprentice to John Wiltshire, pepperer.
Folio lxxiv b.
Abrocarius in mistero de Grocers juratus.
26 Sept., 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377], Stephen Brunne presented before the Mayor and Aldermen by good men of the mistery of Grocers (Grossar') to be broker in the mistery, and was accepted and sworn.
Names of Masters of divers misteries sworn, viz. :—
Tapicers : 14 Oct., 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377], Henry Clerk, William atte Lathe, Robert Hebbe, William Coler.
Girdlers : 15 Oct., same year, Simon Frankeleyn, John Wayte, Richard Bernard.
Wexchaundellers : 19 Oct., same year, John Maynard, John Campioun.
Cutlers : 16 Nov., same year, Simon atte Nax, Richard Shirbourne, William Stane, Richard Pulle.
Chandlers : 17 Nov., same year, William atte Lee, Richard Brangwayn, John Hockele, Thomas Frankeleyn.
Hurers : 9 Jan., same year [A.D. 1377-8], John Gladwye, Thomas Ismongere, William Fratyng, William Stirgere.
Fusters : (fn. 11) 3 Nov., same year, Peter Dunmowe, Henry Payn.
Weavers of Flanders : 20 Nov., same year, John Veleyn, Radi'us (Ralph ?) Clofham.
Weavers of Brabant : Same day, Reginald Rales, Outre Van Est.
Cordwainers : 26 Nov., same year, John Bucstone, Henry Gyllyngham, Thomas Brele, Thomas Gloucestre, John Stoke, Robert Quicman.
Pouchemakers : 17 Dec., same year, Robert Firmarie, Stephen Petteleye, Alan Rokesby.
Weavers of England : 20 Nov., same year, John Bockynge, William Beltone.
Barbers : 16 Feb., same year [A.D. 1377-8], Richard Bernard, Richard Walsby, John Devenysshe, John Elmham.
Spurriers : 21 March, same year [A.D. 1377-8], Thomas Keue, William Hale.
Pynners : 14 Jan., same year [A.D. 1377-8], John Goman, Adam de York.
Fullers : 28 May, same year [A.D. 1378], Walter Devyas (Denyas ?), Thomas Lavender, John Mordone, John Broun.
Pastelers : 31 May, same year, John Pygeoun, Reginald Swetbone, Thomas Lyle, William Radclyve.
Chesemongers : 3 June, same year, Nicholas Power sworn Surveyor of the mistery.
Monday the Feast of St. Matthew [21 Sept.], 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377], in a congregation of Nicholas Brembre, the Mayor, William Cheyne, the Recorder, Elias Thorpe, William Baret, Edmund Olyver, Thomas Welford, John Horne, Robert Boxford, John Southam, William Wodehous, Nicholas Godessone, John Boseham, Roger Elys, Adam Karlille, Robert Lucas, William Neuport, William Tonge, John Mortone, and Thomas Noket, Aldermen, Robert Launde and John Norhamptone [the outgoing Sheriffs], and an immense Commonalty gathered together for the election of Sheriffs, Andrew Pykeman and Nicholas Twyford were elected Sheriffs for the year ensuing, viz., Andrew Pykeman by the Mayor, and Nicholas Twyford by the Commonalty. Afterwards, viz., on the 28th Sept., they were here sworn, &c., and on the morrow of St. Michael were admitted before the Barons of the Exchequer, &c.
Walworth electus in Servientem Cam'e.
The same day Philip Walworth was elected Serjeant of the Chamber, and sworn, &c.
Tuesday the Feast of Translation of St. Edward [13 Oct.], in the presence of Nicholas Brembre, the Mayor, William Cheyne, the Recorder, William Wodehous, William Baret, William Neuport, John Boseham, William Betele, John Heylesdone, John Mortone, John Horne, Edmund Olyver, John Southam, Adam Karlille, Walter Sibille, Adam Lovekyn, Thomas Noket, John Bryan, Thomas Welford, Robert Lucas, William Kynge, Roger Elys, Robert Boxford, William Tonge, Nicholas Godessone, and Elias Thorpe, Aldermen, Andrew Pykeman and Nicholas Twyford, the Sheriffs, and an immense Commonalty summoned for the election of Mayor, Nicholas Brembre, who had been Mayor since the 21st March last, was re-elected for the year ensuing, and afterwards, viz., on the morrow of SS Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], was presented, admitted, and sworn before the Treasurer and Barons of the Exchequer.
Mag'ri Pannar' jur'.
Monday after the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377-8], Robert Somerset, Robert Riseby, Thomas Weyland, William Wangford, sworn Masters of the Drapers, and presented by the said mistery before the Mayor and Aldermen in the Chamber of the Guildhall, &c.
Judictum de plumbis.
25 June, 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377], plaint by Edmund Danvers de Wynterbourne before the Mayor and Aldermen of certain leads (plumbes) called "fourneys" and a cistern in a tenement belonging to him in the Ward of Dowegate having been removed by John Claverynge, "dyere," and Roger "a Horn," taverner, executors of "Lucebet" Dyere. The place viewed, and judgment given in favour of the said executors on their giving security for payment of arrears of rent and damages due to the said plaintiff. Sureties for the same, viz., Geoffrey Neutone and Andrew Pykeman.
Abrocar' in mistero Pannar' jurati.
24 July, 2 Richard II. [A.D. 1378], Guy Paulyn presented before the Mayor and Aldermen by good men of the mistery of Drapers to be Broker in their mistery, and accepted and sworn, &c.
Folio lxxv b.
Custodia Will'i filii Simonis Derlyng.
17 July, 2 Richard II. [A.D. 1378], the guardianship of William, son of Simon Derlyng, late "brewere," committed by Nicholas Brembre, the Mayor, and William Eynesham, the Chamberlain, to William Knyght, "felmongere," together with the sum of £20. Sureties, viz., William Wodehous and Henry Brode, skinners.
Exon'acio custodie supra dicte.
Afterwards, viz., on the 21st Nov., 9 Richard II. [A.D. 1385], came the above William Knyght and paid the above sum to Richard Odiham, the Chamberlain, the aforesaid orphan being dead, and on the 23rd the money was delivered to Edith, late wife and executrix of the above Simon, the same to be expended in charity according to the terms of his will. And the said Edith thereupon gave £10 to the work of the Conduit of London.
Custodia Marg'ie et Johanne filiar' Ric'i Hedyche.
21 July, 2 Richard II. [A.D. 1378], the guardianship of Margery and Johanna, daughters of Richard Hedyche, committed by Nicholas Brembre, Mayor, and William Eynsham, the Chamberlain, to John Profyt, fishmonger. Sureties, viz., John Horne and John Rous, fishmonger.
L'ra d'ni Regis patens pro securitate quinq' milium librar' dicto Regi per Maiorem et co'itatem civitatis London' mutuat'.
Letters patent pledging the customs on wool, woolfells, and leather issuing from the Port of London for repayment of the sum of £5,000 lent by the City to the King, after repayment has been made to Nicholas Brembre, William Walleworth, John Philpot, and John Haddeley on behalf of those merchants who had previously advanced to the King the sum of £10,000. By way of further security for the said loan, certain jewels and other articles of value, deposited in divers chests locked and sealed with the seals of William [Courtenay], Bishop of London, Thomas [Brantingham], Bishop of Exeter and Lord Treasurer, Edmund [Mortimer], Earl of March, William, Lord Latimer, and Roger de Beauchaumpe, are to be transferred to the custody of the Mayor and Commonalty. Dated at Westminster, 5 Oct., 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377].
Folio lxxvi b.
To the above letters patent the following set their seals and pledged themselves to assist in carrying out the provisions therein contained, viz., John, King of Castile and Leon, and Duke of Lancaster, Simon [Sudbury], Archbishop of Canterbury, Adam [Houghton], Bishop of St Davids and Chancellor, William [Courtenay], Bishop of London, William [de Wykeham], Bishop of Winchester, Thomas [Brantingham], Bishop of Exeter, Edmund [Mortimer], Earl of March, Richard [Fitz Alan], Earl of Arundel, and others of the King's Council.
Indentura inter Regem et Maiorem et co'itatem de jocalibus.
Indenture touching particulars of jewels, plate, &c., delivered in pledge to the Mayor and Commonalty as security for repayment of the above loan of £5,000. Dated 5 Oct., 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377]. (fn. 12)
Br'e Regis direct' collectorib' custum' in portu London'.
Writ to the collectors of customs and subsidies in the Port of London to deliver to the Mayor and Commonalty all the custom and subsidy on wool, woolfells, and leather leaving the said Port until the above loan of £5,000 shall have been paid, saving to Nicholas Brembre, William Walworth, John Philipot, and John Haddeley, and other merchants their prior right of repayment of a loan of £10,000 out of the same. Witness the King at Westminster, 6 October, 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377].
Indentura inter Maiorem et co'itatem et Will'm Sleford.
Memorandum of delivery of certain silver plate, &c., in two large "standardz," two coffers called "panyars," and fifteen leather "cases" by William "de" Sleford, clerk, to the Mayor and Commonalty on the 7th Oct., 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377], as part security for the repayment of the above loan of £5,000. Also a coffer of wood (de fuist) bound with iron, which had been lying in the Tower in the charge of Master Richard of the Arms (de les Armes), and a square coffer covered with black leather and bound with iron in the charge of Master Philip de la Vache, delivered for the same purpose.
L'ra Regis Castell' et alior' executor' d'ni Edwardi quondam Regis Anglie facta Maiori et co'itati de jocalib' predictis.
Letters patent by John, King of Castile and Leon, and Duke of Lancaster, John [Bokyngham], Bishop of Lincoln, Henry [Wakefield], Bishop of Worcester, John [Gilbert], Bishop of Hereford, William, Lord Latymer, Roger de Beauchampe, Robert de Asshbone, John Knyvet, John de Ipre, and Nicholas Carreu, executors of the late King, ratifying the pledging of the above plate, &c., as security for the repayment of the loan of £5,000. Dated 8 Oct., 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377].
Folio lxxvii b.
Proclamacio ne aliquis extraneus portet aliqua arma.
Wednesday the morrow of the Translation of St. Edward [13 Oct.], 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377], proclamation against strangers carrying arms and for freemen of the City to assist in preserving the peace. Also for closing the City's gates, taverns, &c., by 9 o'clock at night, &c.
Concessio vesture Servien tib' Cam'e.
19 Oct., 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377], petition of the Serjeants of the Chamber to the Common Council and other reputable men of the City summoned to consult on public business, that liveries may be allowed them at the City's expense. Their petition granted. (fn. 13)
Proclamacio facta contra Aliciam Perrers.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to make proclamation for all persons who have grievances against Alice Perrers (fn. 14) to lay the same before the King's Council in Parliament by Saturday next in order that justice may be done. Witness the King at Westminster, 19 Nov., 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377].
Br'e pro officio Coron'.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to admit Henry Shelford to the office of Coroner of the City until the quinzaine of St. Martin [11 Nov.] next ensuing or until further orders, in place of Henry de Mortone, who was unable to fulfil the duties of the said office, to which he had been recently appointed. (fn. 15) Witness the King at Westminster, 12 Nov., 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377].
Pursuant to the above writ the said Henry Shelford was sworn the 14th Nov.
Br'e pro officio Coronator'.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to admit to office Nicholas Symcok whom Thomas Tyle, the King's Butler (to whom appertains the office of Coroner of the City and who was unable to execute the duties), had appointed to be his deputy. Witness the King at Westminster, 1 Dec., 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377].
Memor d de £lv traditis Will'mo Eynesham Cam'ar' de bonis Joh'is fil' Henr' "de" Padyngton'.
23 Nov., 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377], William Eynesham, the Chamberlain of the Guildhall, received from Robert Louthe and Juliana his wife, late wife and executrix of Henry Padyngtone, by the hands of Johanna, late wife of John "de" Mitford, the sum of £55 in trust for John, son of the said Henry, during his minority.
Custodia corporis Joh'is fil' Henrici "de" Padyngton'.
Afterwards, viz., on the 19th Dec., 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377], came William Whetley, cordwainer, before Nicholas Brembre, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, and demanded from the said Robert Louthe and Juliana his wife that the guardianship of the above orphan and his money should be committed to him as executor of the above Henry and in accordance with the terms of his will. Thereupon came Johanna, widow of John Mitford, late draper, and demanded the guardianship of the said orphan as being his grandmother and next of kin, to whom no advantage would accrue at his death. Her petition granted on her undertaking to find the orphan in food at her own expense, &c.
Custodia catallor' ejusdem Joh'is.
The same day the sum of £55, the property of the said orphan, was delivered by the Mayor and Chamberlain to the above William Whetleye in trust to provide the said orphan with clothing. Surety, viz., John Wendlyngburgh, "pouchemakere."
Compot' resid' bonor' Henrici "de" Padyngton'.
Afterwards the sum of £48 and 13 pence was paid to Richard Odiham, the Chamberlain, by the hands of Stephen atte Fryth, in part payment of the above sum of £55, and an account rendered for the residue according to the terms of the will of Henry Padyngtone, who left his property to be divided into three parts, viz., one part to Juliana his wife, another to John his son, and the third to be divided equally between Katherine his daughter and charitable uses. (fn. 16)
Compot' de ten' Kat'ine filie Henr' "de" Padyngton'.
The same day an inquisition ex officio was taken of a messuage and shops devised to the above Katherine by the oath of Thomas de Dene, John Elger, Walter Parker, William Blount, John Craveneye, Thomas Person, John Caban, John Lord, Thomas Mortymer, William Serle, John Wandone, and John Chipstede.
Folio lxxviii b.
Carta sub co'i sigillo facta Rad'o Strode de porta de Aldrychesgate.
Grant under the Common Seal by Nicholas Brembre, Mayor, the Aldermen, and Commonalty, to Ralph Strode, the Common Serjeant (communis serviens), of a mansion, &c., over the gate of Aldrichesgate for life. Dated 4 Nov., 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377].
Ordered by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, for certain reasons, to be cancelled. (fn. 17)
Acquietanc' Will'i Eynesham Cam'ar'.
Acquittance by Nicholas Brembre, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and the rest of the citizens, to William Eynesham, the Chamberlain of the Guildhall, on his accounts for one year. Dated in the Chamber of the Guildhall, the morrow of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377].
Carta sub co'i sigillo facta Walt'o Taun tone de quadam mansione juxta Bisshopesgate.
Grant under the Common Seal by Nicholas Brembre, Mayor, the Aldermen, and Commonalty of the City, to Walter Tauntone, late Beadle of the Ward of Bisshopesgate, of a mansion in the occupation of the said Walter adjoining the said gate; to hold the same for life. Dated 9 Nov., 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377].
Commissio d'ni Reg'duab' quintedecimis levand'.
Letters patent appointing Adam Lovekyn, William Tonge, Thomas Welford, Robert Lucas, John Haddeley, John Norhamptone, John Organ, and John Sely to be commissioners for levying two fifteenths and two tenths granted by the shires and cities and boroughs in the Parliament held at Westminster in the quinzaine of St. Michael last past. (fn. 18) Witness the King at Westminster, 14 Nov., 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377].
Precept to each Alderman on the 10th Dec. that he cause to be levied in his Ward a sum equal to two fifteenths on the property of inhabitants purchased since the twentieth year of King Edward I., and see that the customary watch be kept in his Ward at Christmas.
Prior eccl'ie Christi Lond' Aldr'us juratus.
Monday after the Epiphany [6 Jan.], 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377- 1378], in the Court of the Mayor (curia Maioris) held in the Guildhall in the presence of the Mayor, Aldermen, and officers there summoned for a Court, William Rysynge, Prior of Christ Church, London, was sworn into office as Alderman of Portsokne. (fn. 19)
Br'e pro Thoma Kent pisc' ne pona tur in assisis.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs not to put Thomas "de" Kent, fishmonger, who was over seventy years of age, upon any assize, jury, &c., men of that age being declared exempt by the Common Council of the realm. Witness the King at Westminster, 15 Nov., 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377].
Inhibicio facta exec' Joh'is Ratford ne vend' ten' fil' suis legat' quousque etc.
11 Feb., 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377-8], Walter Tauntone and William Piltone, executors of John Ratford, "glovere," appeared before the Mayor and Aldermen at the suit of Ralph Strode, the Common Pleader, and were forbidden to sell the property devised by the said John or distribute the proceeds among his four children without previously consulting the Mayor, Chamberlain, and Aldermen.
Folio lxxix b.
Me d de x marc' tradit' Jul' Vynour que Petrus Whappelode legavit Alic' fil' dicte Jul'.
21 Jan., 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377-8], came Juliana Vynour and demanded from the executors of Peter Whappelode, draper, the sum of 10 marks bequeathed by him to her daughter Alice. Thereupon came William Dentone and John Norfolk, tailors, executors of the said Peter, and Dionisius Lopham, surveyor of his testament, and delivered up the money in the presence of Nicholas Brembre, Mayor, William "Cheynee," the Recorder, and William Eynsham, the Chamberlain Mention made of a bequest of 40 marks to Peter, son of the above Peter Whappelode.
Billa missa curlibet Aldr'o ad certificand' de summa omnium reddituum in Wardis suis.
12 Jan., a precept sent to each of the Aldermen to the effect that he should make inquiry as to the true yearly value of all tenements in his Ward let and inhabited, as well as the yearly value of the empty tenements in case they were let; and further to inquire as to the number of freemen not residing within the franchise, and to make a return to the Guildhall by Friday the 22nd Jan. At the same time, arrears of the fifteenth and of four pence in the pound lately granted for the repair of the City's walls and ditches are to be brought in.
Billa missa cuilibet Aldr'o ad levand' xxjd de qua libet libra reddit' pro mur' et fossat' predictis.
Afterwards, viz., on the 27th March, a precept was sent to each of the Aldermen bidding them levy 21 pence on every 20 shillings of rent, and return the same to the Guildhall by the 15th May next [for the repair of the City's walls and ditches].
Alia billa missa cuil' Aldr'o pro eisd' xxjd levand'.
Afterwards, viz., on Wednesday after the Feast of St. Barnabas [11 June], another precept was sent, bidding each Alderman to levy 10 pence out of the above 21 pence by the 1st July next, and the remainder between the 1st July and the Feast of the Purification [2 Feb.] next; and further to put his Ward in array in manner prescribed.
Br'e pro errore corrigendo.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs notifying the appointment of Robert Belknape, William de Skipwyth, Roger de Kyrketone, Roger de Fulthorpe, Richard Sidenham, Thomas Houtone, and Clement Spyce to be Justices to sit at St. Martin le Grand to hear a matter in error between Richard de Westone, "goldesmythe," and Roesia his wife and Thomas de Farndone, touching certain messuages and shops in London. Witness the King at Westminster, 8 Nov., 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377].
[A marginal note to the effect that a similar writ was sent touching tenements in the suburb of London.]
Precept' Justic' Maiori et vic' directum de ten' in dicto subur bio.
Writ of the above Justices to the Mayor and Sheriffs to bring up the record of proceedings between the parties aforesaid touching certain messuages and shops in the suburb of London, at the church of St. Martin le Grand on Wednesday after the Feast of St. Andrew [30 Nov.]. Dated at Westminster, 10 Nov., 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377].
A similar precept sent to the Mayor and Sheriffs touching the record for tenements in London.
Return' br'ium et precept' predictor'.
Return made by Nicholas Twyford and Andrew Pykeman, the Sheriffs, to the effect that they summoned Thomas de Farndone to appear in due course by John Bally and John Twyford.
Return made by Nicholas Brembre, the Mayor, and the aforesaid Sheriffs, to the effect that the record and proceedings in the matter aforesaid would be brought up by the Recorder, by word of mouth, according to the custom, after a respite of forty days.