The Cartulary of Holy Trinity, Aldgate. Originally published by London Record Society, London, 1971.
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[f. 39] In the parish of St. Dunstan in the Est
195. [1271–2] Grant by William Cron (de la Cron), citizen, to Eustace prior and convent of 8s. p.a. of quit rent, for the salvation etc., from certain land in the street opposite Wyvelaston with a house containing an oven (cum forno) and shops adjacent; abutments, the tenement with tentergrounds (cum tentoriis) formerly of Matthew Bokerel on one side and the tenement of Roger de Grasch(ur)ch on the other; grant in free alms; if the canons or their successors are unable to distrain for the rent on account of lack of maintenance or fire (et si contigerit quod absit quia dicti canonici et successores sui per defectum sustentacionis vel combustionis pro dicto redditu in prefato tenemento competenter distringere non possint), then the canons are to distrain on all the grantor's rents in the city of London to their full satisfaction; for the gift the canons gave 60s. and 12s. to expedite the grantor's business (ad negocia mea expedienda); sealed; witnesses, Walter Hervy, then mayor, Richard de Parys, John de Buttele, sheriffs.
196. [List of those paying quit rent]: William Cron. (fn. 1)
197. [f. 39v] Grant by John de Suffolk (Suffolchia) and Agnes his wife, daughter and heir of Peter son of Roger, to Eustace prior and convent of 1 mark p.a. of quit rent from a wharf (cayo) and houses and shops (sopis) built thereon; abutments, from the king's road to the Thames and from the corner of the lane called Aubrees Wat(er)gate which is on the east side of this tenement to the wharf of Wlmer(us) son of Ed(ward) de Essex on the west; rent to the grantor and their heirs, a clove-gillyflower on Michaelmas day; for this gift the canons gave 8½ marks to expedite the grantor's business; if rent in arrears, the prior and convent may distrain on any of the houses or shops to the full value of the rent; sealed; witnesses, Walter Hervy, mayor, Walter le Pot(er), John Horn, sheriffs, Herman le Estreys, William le Corner; dated Sun. 21 May 1273.
C.A.D., iv, A 7283.
198. [List of those paying rent]: Ralph Crepyn, clerk, otherwise called Algate.
199. [1170–97] Lease of Stephen prior and convent to Jordan de Turri, clerk, of all the messuage that Edwin the Felter (Feltrarius) held of them and all land which is in front of that house (managium) extending to the main street (magnum vicum) which Edwin held and after him Terricus, his son and all the land once of Robert Burrell near (prope) Wifladeston; rent 8s. p.a.; Jordan swore fealty; gersuma 1 mark; witnesses, Walter the alderman, Godard his brother.
200. [List of those paying rent]: Jordan de Turri who had two sons Robert and John and the land was divided for John de Turri paid 2s. and Robert de Turri 6s. [f. 40] and these names paid 2s. after John de Turri; John de Camera, 1 Ed. I; afterwards the rector of St. Dunstan's: and these paid 6s. after Robert de Turri; Matthew Bokerel; Fulk de St. Edmund; Walter Crepyn otherwise called de Glovernia [See also after 201] as appears by the following plea.
201. Common plea held in the Husting, Mon. 19 Feb. 1302.
Walter de Glovernia son of Ralph de Algate, clerk, complained that on Mon. 12 Feb. 1302 the prior of Holy Trinity came and took naam from his tenement; abutments, the tenement of the rector of St. Dunstan on the east and the tenement of Matilda le Wolf on the west; to the value of 1s. until a pledge had been given to the sheriff etc. The prior came and said that the seizure was just, as the pl. owed 10s. in arrears. The parties agreed by licence of the court; Walter recognised the rent as owing to the prior and his successors for ever whereupon the prior remitted arrears; Walter in mercy.
202. [1170–97] Lease of Stephen prior and convent to Alfred the Tiler (Coopertor) of land for houses (terram domorum) which Pain the Fishmonger (Piscator) his brother had held; rent 1s. 8d. p.a.; to hold duly (sine calumpnia et omni malo ingenio); swore fealty; the grantee gave a London sextary of wine; witnesses, Walter the chaplain, Adam the chaplain, Adam the Chamberlain (Camerarius).
C.A.D., i, A 1711.
203. [List of those paying rent]: Alfred the Tiler; Humphrey Rufus; Edeua daughter of Walter to whom Peter prior and convent granted land at a rent of 4s. p.a. [See also after 204] as appears by the following.
204. [1197–1221] Grant of Peter prior and convent to Edeua daughter of Walter of land that Walter Brown (Brunus), mercer, held of them; in length 25¼ ells and in width 8½ ells; abutments, the land of Robert Hardel and the land of Humphrey Rufus near (iuxta) Ma(nun)lane; leases all that it has in wood and stone; rent 4s. p.a.; Edeua undertook for herself and her heirs to keep houses on the land and the houses roofed at a cost of 40s. if she or they wished to lease the fee 40s. p.a.; rent to be paid unless the land had been wasted by fire in which event the payment would not be levied; if the grantee wishes to pledge or sell, the prior and convent to have the preference by a gold bezant; swore fealty; [f. 40v] gersuma 2 marks of silver; witnesses, Gilbert the alderman, Ralph Stepranc, Ralph Chaloner, Reimundus.
C.A.D., i, A 1710.
203 contd. Edeua paid 5s. 8d. and after her Robert Coch; Gylminus Fraunces; Martin le Wolf; William Basyng; Simon Symean, 1 Ed. II; John Cokirmouth, 19 Ed. II and 3 Ed. III [See also after 205] as appears by the following plea.
205. Common plea held in the Husting, Mon. 23 Oct. 1329.
John Cokermouth summoned to reply to the prior of Holy Trinity concerning his free tenement held of the prior at a rent of 5s. 8d.; John said he was not the tenant and had not been on the day of the suing out of the writ and places himself on the country and the prior likewise, and a jury is summoned for the next court; John essoined Mon. 4 Dec. 1329; his messuage seized; Mon. 12 Mar. 1330 John summoned to answer concerning a plea that he should do right service to the prior from his free tenement of which Richard Wymbysh, the prior's predecessor, was seised etc. and because 24s. were in arrears on the day of the suing out of the writ on 23 Feb. 1329 and the messuage could not be distrained upon for a year and a day the prior sought the messuage as gavelet and John came and acknowledged that he held of the prior and the prior received the messuage.
203 contd. Thomas Walden, 31 Ed. III; William de Stanys, 36 and 47 Ed. III; Lord de Gray, 48 Ed. III and 8 Ric. II; William Parker, 18 Ric. II; Thomas Wylford; [17 lines blank] and the tenement is situated on the east side of Mynchynlane.
C.A.D., i, A 1713.
206. [f. 41] [1197–1212] Grant of Peter prior and convent to Elias son of Godard of land which Spirling the Moneyer (monetarius) held; abutments, the land of Ralph Flael and other land of Elias which he holds of the king; rent 1s. 6d. p.a.; and from the land which he holds of the Crown he gave a quit rent of 2s. p.a. to the canons; if the rent is unpaid, the canons to have the right to take naam in all his lands which he holds of the king as far as Mangunelane if they do not find sufficient naam in the land which Spirling gave them; Elias for himself and his heirs placed the canons in security (in contraplegium) in all the land he held of the Crown in perpetuity; swore fealty and to pay rent without miskenning; sealed chirograph; witnesses, Henry mayor of London, Roger son of Alan.
207. [List of those paying rent]: Elias son of Godard; William Brown (Brunus); New Hospital without Bishopisgate until 9 Ed. III when the hospital granted the land to Reginald de Conductu [See also after 208] as appears by the following.
208. Release of the prior and chapter of the New Hospital of St. Mary in the above-mentioned tenement  saving certain rents to themselves and to the prior and convent of Holy Trinity; indenture, John de Habiton(ne), prior of the New Hospital of St. Mary without Bishopisgate in the suburb of London, greeting etc. when William de Horton, prior, and chapter, leased a certain messuage in Maionelane to Reginald de Conductu, citizen and alderman, for a term of 100 years at a rent of 14s. 6d. p.a. for the true value (pro vero valore dicti tenementi) and a quit rent of 1s. 6d. p.a. to Holy Trinity; abutments, another tenement of Reginald on the north and the tenement once of William Flori on the south; in length from Ma(n)ionelane on the east to the tenement of Reginald on the west; and the holding was in such bad repair (debile et ruinosum) that it could not be maintained unless it was completely (de novo) rebuilt and Reginald wished to lease the property and rebuild in default of repairing the houses (pro defaltu reparacionis domuum) for the rebuilding the prior and chapter quitclaim their right and that of their successors in the property, reserving to themselves a rent of 12s. 6d. and to Holy Trinity 1s. 6d. p.a.; the prior of the hospital to have powers to distrain for arrears; dated 6 Mar. 1335.
207 contd. [f. 41v] Afterwards Thomas Appilby was consituted tenant (reddituarius) of Reginald by the king and paid 1s. 6d. as appears by Holy Trinity's acquittance; (fn. 4) Thomas Peerle, 34 Ed. III.
209. [1170–97] Grant of Stephen prior and convent to James the chaplain of that land not built on (illam terram nudam), which the grantors had of the Lady Roais who was wife of Robert Mantel, in Manionelane to hold to him and his heirs in fee for 5s. 6d.; James swore fealty; gersuma 2s.; witnesses, Robert the chaplain, Master Robert the chaplain of St. Olave, John de St. Michael.
210. [List of those paying rent]: from which 5s. 6d. James paid 1s. 6d. to the hospital of St. Katherine which sum Ralph prior and convent had granted to the hospital and James paid another 1s. 6d. to the hospital which Peter prior and convent conceded to the hospital as appears by a chirograph made between Holy Trinity and the hospital and thus James paid the hospital of St. Katherine 3s. p.a. and Holy Trinity 2s. 6d.: and after James; his widow; Walter the Goldsmith (Aurifaber); Ralph the priest (presbiter); Stephen Casuen; John Casuen; then the tenement was divided and Michael Unctor paid 1s. and Edmund Combe 1s. and John Bussh or Boys 6d.: and after Michael; William de Wynton; Reginald de Conductu, 19 Ed. II: and after Edmund; Hugh Hereford, 5 Ed. II; Reginald de Combe, 19 Ed. II: and after John; Reginald de Conductu paid the total 2s. 6d., 19 Ed. II and 1 Ed. III. Thomas Peerle paid 4s. for the properties in 208 and 209 as appears by the following plea.
211. Common plea held in the Husting, Mon. 26 Jan. 1360.
Thomas Peerle complained that on Wed. 6 Nov. 1359 the prior of Holy Trinity came to the pl.'s free tenement and took naam etc. to the value of 13s. 4d. etc. until a pledge was given to Simon de Bedyngton one of the sheriffs etc. The prior came by his attorney Alan de Horwode and said that the taking of naam was just etc. because the prior should receive a rent charge of 8s. p.a. which he had had from Reginald de Conductu and that 40s. was due for five years' arrears etc. and Thomas Peerle said that the rent was 4s. and that he was prepared to satisfy the prior and they were given until the next court and the matter was then delayed, because the parties were conferring, until the court held on Mon. 18 May 1360; the prior recognised that the rent was 4s. p.a. and the pl. paid the arrears, and 4s. in future.
210 contd. [f. 42] John Fysymon, 48 Ed. III; Philip Burton [13 lines blank].
Margin: Charter (fn. 5) of Hugh Sprot through the guardians (per custodes) of the heirs of Thomas Perle enrolled after 12 Mar. 1395.
212. Note: that the tenement of John Cory, clerk, in the parish of St. Dunstan is situated in Mynchinlane between the tenement of John Covert, kt., and Margery de Chissebech his wife which was once of Thomas de Kent (Cancia) on the south and the tenement of Reginald de Conductu on the north and it extends from Mynchinlane on the east to the tenement of Isabel at Vyne on the west as appears in a charter (fn. 6) of John Cory, enrolled after 1 Nov. 1346.
213. [1269–70] Grant by Thomas de Oxford (Oxon), bureller (burelarius), and Alice his wife to Master John Rosamund of 20s. p.a. of quit rent from rents which they had in the parish of St. Dunstan by the Tower opposite the church in a lane which goes by the Tower; rent to the grantors and their heirs ½ lb. of cumin or three grains of pepper; the grantor and his heirs free to distrain (namiare seu distringere) and may distrain on the grantees' land in the parish of St. Mary Bothaw which is between the land of John le Minor on the west and land formerly of Robert de Wrotham on the east and extends from the king's road in Candelwykstrate to the land of Michael To(v)i; John gave 15 marks of silver; sealed; witnesses, Hugh son of Hocton (fitz Hoctonis) then constable of the Tower, Robert de Cornhill, Thomas de Basing, sheriffs; Master John Rosamund gave this quit rent of 20s. to the church of Holy Trinity as appears by Charter Seven (fn. 7) of several parishes.
214. [List of those paying quit rent]: Thomas de Oxford; Roger Hattefeld who granted the tenement to William de Ham(m)e who paid 20s. to Holy Trinity [See also after 215] [f. 42v] as appears by the following charter.
215. [1286–7] Charter of Roger de Hattefeld, citizen of London, granting to William de Hamme, citizen and wool merchant (lanarius), land with houses built thereon; abutments, the tenement of Simon Boys and that once of Andrew Essex on the east and the king's road on the west and the cemetery of St. Dunstan on the south and a road called Tourstrate on the north together with 10s. p.a. of quit rent which the grantor has received from the tenement of Thomas Porter which he had by the lease of Thomas de Cap(oes)hors and 8s. p.a. of quit rent received from the tenement of Laurence de Hoctorn which he had of the lease of the said Thomas de Capon(er) and 10s. and 8s. p.a. of quit rent received there from a certain piece (placea) of land which Henry the Carpenter had of the same land by the lease of the grantor; all in land, buildings, wood and stone in length breadth and height leased in fee in perpetuity; rent to the grantor and his heirs one clove-gillyflower at Easter, to the heirs of Henry de Frowyk 50s. of silver, to the heirs of John de la Tour 4s., to the canons of St. Mary of Southwork 4s., to the king ¾d. of socage on Palm Sunday, to the prior of Lewisham and his successors 7d. at Michaelmas and to the canons of Christchurch (Holy Trinity) 20s.; gersuma £20 sterling; witnesses, Ralph de Sandwich, warden of London, Thomas Cros, Walter Hautein, sheriffs.
216. [List of those paying rent]: William de Hamme or Woolchirchehawe who granted the tenement to Walter Mon(e)n(er) or Me(lu)arad as appears by their charter enrolled 5 Ed. II, who paid 18 Ed. II as appears by poundage (pondagium); Edward Sannford, 1 and 6 Ed. III and then the land was divided as follows; John Morton paid for his part 10s.; Adam Changour paid for his part 2s.; Matthew Broun for another part paid 2s.; Agnes Berners paid for another part 2s.; Robert atte Hyll paid for another part 2s.; Richard Causton paid for another part 2s.; total 20s.; and John Morton paid as appears by the following acquittance [See also after 217].
217. Acquittance by William Risyng, prior, for 50s. of arrears of rent from Robert Morton, dated Easter 1380.
C.A.D., i, A 1715.
216 contd. After John Morton; Thomas Evesham, 11 Ric. II; Nicholas Potyn, 20 Ric. II; now [1425–7] the church of St. Dunstan; [f. 43] 2s. after Adam Changour; John Hay, 47 Ed. III; William Lenn: 2s. after Matthew Broun; his widow, 48 Ed. III; John Broun: 2s. after Agnes Berners; John Blokely, 49 Ed. III; Richard Rothyng: 2s. after Robert at Hill; John Prisket, 48 Ed. III; Walter de Kent who bequeathed it to the rector and parishioners of the church of St. Peter Paul's Wharf (iuxta cayam Sancti Pauli) as appears by his will (fn. 8) enrolled after 25 Apr. 1361: 2s. after Richard Causton; his widow, 41 Ed. III; Richard Baret, 49 Ed. III; Richard Rothyng, 4 Ric. II [f. 43v blank].
218. [f. 44] Grant of Peter fitz Roger otherwise called Mayresmay son of William to Richard prior and convent of 4s. p.a. of quit rent; 2s. from land and houses with a wharf (kaio) which Benet Stocfysch held of the grantor; abutments, the land of Robert Panifader on the west and land of John de St. Dunstan on the east and extending from the king's highway to the Thames (usque in Tamisiam) and 2s. from land with houses which William Dela(m)e held of the grantor; abutments, the land of Nicholas Bat on the west and land of John de St. Dunstan on the east; declaration that the grantor has these annual rents from these lands; grant in free alms; the canons and their successors to pay 1½d. socage to the Crown on Palm Sunday and to the grantor and his heirs ½d.; the prior and canons gave for the grant 40s. to expedite the grantor's business; dated Fri. 11 Mar. 1250; witnesses, Roger fitz Roger, mayor, John Tulsan(us), Ralph Hardel, sheriffs.
Margin: Nota quod continetur in libro de socagio qui in officino camere monachorum Westmonasterii habetur inter cetera sic Hoc socagium colligetur in ramis Palmarum ad ecclesiam Sancti Dunstani est De tenemento Benedicti Stocfish post Heres Roberti Gresch(ir)ch modo Sancta Trinitas jd. ob. per tenementum quod fuit Johannis de Sancto Dunstano.
C.A.D., ii, A 2407.
219. [List of those paying quit rent]: after Benet Stocfysch or Trenchem(er) who granted the tenement to Robert de Greschirch whose wife afterwards was married to David de Halliwell and they released all their right in the tenement to John de Canterbury whose own tenement is between that of William Monek on the west and the tenement of Pentecost le Ferun on the east and extends from the king's highway on the north to the Thames (ad aquam Thamisie) on the south as appears in their charter (fn. 9) enrolled before 12 Mar. 1274; afterwards, Clemence, widow of the above-mentioned Peter de Maresmay who released all her right in a tenement called Stokfishwharf to John de Canterbury as appears in their charter (fn. 10) enrolled after 6 Feb. 1278; afterwards John Canterbury] who bequeathed the aforesaid tenement to Margery his daughter situated between the tenement of John Stertford on the west and that of Roger de Rokesle on the east as appears in his will (fn. 11) enrolled 32 Ed. I; afterwards Margaret his wife (fn. 12) paid 18 Ed. II as appears in a subsidy roll (in rotulo taxacionis regi concesse viz. 12d. de nobili); afterwards Henry Commarty, 1 Ed. III; afterwards Henry Staunton: [f. 44v] after William Lambeth (previously Dela(me)e); Richard Bonaventur(e); William Box, 1 Ed. II; Thomas Cros, 5 Ed. II; William Box, 1 and 6 Ed. III; Andrew Turk, 30 Ed. III and 4 Ric. II; Peter atte Very for the heirs of Andrew, 11 Ric. II; Henry Hirton; Hugh Battysford.
220. Note: that the monks of Westminster have 20s. p.a. from the tenement of William Moigne or Monek which house (domus) is situated by the Thames (super Tamisiam); abutments, the house of John de Hertford, glover, on the west and the house of John de Canterbury on the east as appears in an old rental 'A' and afterwards the executors of William granted the tenement to John de Storteford who paid 20s. to the monks as appears by the following charter.
221. [1285–6] Sale by Benet Hakeney, William de Combe and John de Caunterbury, citizens, executors of the will (fn. 13) of William le Moygne, formerly woolmonger, to John de Stortford, citizen and glover (cirotecarius), all that whole tenement which the deceased had in the parish of St. Dunstan; abutments, the tenement of John de Caunterbury on the east and that of John de Hertford on the west and extending in length from the king's highway on the north to the Thames on the south; which tenement he left to be sold to pay his debts as is contained more fully in the letter of probate; quit rent therefrom to the abbot and convent of Westminster 20s. p.a.; witnesses, Ralph de Sandwich, warden of London, Walter le Blount, John Wade, sheriffs; dated 14 Ed. I.
222. [f. 45 inset] (fn. 14) [c. 1231–8] Grant by Roger Duke to the prior and canons of Legh of land and a residence (capitale managium) with house and 'kays' formerly of Roger de Blakesapelton; abutments, land formerly of Goda the Usurer (fen(er)atricis) on the east and the gate of the Thames at the bridge of Wulsun (ad pontem Wulsuni) on the west; all in length and breadth, in wood and stone etc. conveyed; rent to the grantor and his heirs ½ lb. of cumin or 1d. at Michaelmas; excepting the services therefrom to the chief lords of the fee, Holy Trinity, 1 mark of silver; for the grant the prior and canons gave 35 marks; sealed; witness, Richard Reinger.
Margin: Hec carta sigillata remanet in prioratu de Lyes in Essex.
223. [f. 45] [1197–1212] Grant of Peter prior and convent to Roger de Blakesappilton of all the land with a stone house and wharf (hwervum) formerly of Master James in the parish of St. Dunstan in the soke of the archbishop of Canterbury; rent 13s. 4d. p.a.; swore fealty; to pay rent without fail; if the grantee wishes to pledge or sell, reversion to the prior and convent if they wish; length from the upper end (superiori parte) 39 ells to the public street (ad stratam pubplicam) by (versus) the Thames and in width 11½ ells and from the outer part by the public street 13 ells; the wharf is 13 ells in width; gersuma 8 marks and 3s. for pittances (ad pitanciam); witnesses, Ralph the priest of St. Mary at Hill, John de Ball, priest of St. Dionis, Henry, mayor of London, Peter his son.
224. [List of those paying rent]: Roger Blakesappilton; William his son who granted the tenement to Roger le Duke, weaver, who granted it to the prior of Leighs [See also after 225].
225. Recognisance of Walter Auberkyn for himself, his heirs and assigns that he owes a rent of 13s. 4d. p.a. to the prior and convent of Holy Trinity from his house which was once leased by Roger de Blakesappilton from them; abutments, the lane which leads to the house (managium) of Matilda de Sandwich on the west and the tenement of Hamon de Pariis on the east and the public street on the south and the house once of Brandus on the north; for this recognisance the prior and convent remitted to Walter and his heirs etc. arrears of rent; witnesses, [not named].
224 contd. William Bristowe whose executors granted the tenement to W. Brewer who paid 13s. 4d. as appears in their charter (fn. 15) enrolled 33 Ed. I; Richard Ko(u)ncedieu, 1 and 19 Ed. II and 6 Ed. III; John Mandeville, 30 Ed. III; John Malewayn, 36 Ed. III as appears by an inquisition (fn. 16) taken in the time of John Pechche, mayor of London, 36 Ed. III and the jury said that he died seised of one tenement in parish of St. Dunstan which was valued at 10 marks a year if it might be located from which an annual rent of 1 mark was paid; Helmyngus Leget, 39 Ed. III; William Walworth, 10 Ric. II; William Ascham.
226. [f. 45v] [1170–97] Grant of Stephen prior and convent of land to Hugh Polested (de Polested) of land near the Thames which William the priest held at an annual rent of 2s.; the same William, with the assent of the prior and convent, sold land to Hugh for 10 marks and 9 marks [£12 13s. 4d.] and gave 2s. and a London sextary of wine to the prior and convent; Hugh swore fealty; witnesses, Roger de G(in)ges, Henry and Robert, his brothers.
C.A.D., iv, A 7292.
227. [List of those paying rent]: Hugh Polested; Richard Blundus; Edmund the Baker; Adam Rokesle, 1 Ed. II who granted the tenement to Peter de Blakeney as appears in Peter's will (fn. 17) enrolled 5 Ed. II; Godwin Turk who granted the tenement to Robert Wodhous as appears by their charter (fn. 18) enrolled 19 Ed. II; Thomas Broun, 11 Ed. III; his widow, 31 Ed. III as appears by the Acquittance Two (fn. 19) of several parishes; abbot of Evesham, 4 Hy. VI as appears by the Acquittance Seven (fn. 20) [26 lines blank].
228. [f. 46] [1197–1212] Grant of Peter prior and convent to Ralph the Usurer (Fenarius) and Goda his wife of land which Stephen the Dyer (tinctor) held; rent 6s. p.a.; to hold as long as rent is paid without fraud or miskenning; gersuma 20s. sterling; witnesses, Henry mayor, Matthew the alderman, Robert Bat.
C.A.D., i, A 1775.
229. [List of those paying rent]: Ralph and his wife; Robert Bat; Lyedulfus; William de la Corner; Christine Box who granted the tenement to Matilda de la Barre who paid 6s. as appears by charter, 25 Ed. I; Adam Lutekyn, 5 and 19 Ed. II and 1 Ed. III; William Hansard, 6 Ed. III; William Stroder, 34 and 49 Ed. III; William Yngs paid 3s. for his part; Alice Hertwell 3s. for Thomas Hertwell formerly her husband [26 lines blank] and this site is on the south side of Thames Street.
230. [f. 46v] Total of this parish 63s. and it is tithed as it appears in the king's exemplification.