Folios 31 - 40

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Reginald R. Sharpe (editor)

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1899

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65-88

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'Folios 31 - 40', Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: A: 1275-1298 (1899), pp. 65-88. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33023 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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Folio 31.

nil.

Thursday before the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 11 Edward I. [A.D. 1282-3], Emma (?) Galiene, William de Blye, and Adam de Hallingeberi acknowledged themselves bound to Robert de Rokesle in the sum of 26s. 8d.; to be paid by instalments of half a mark at mid-Lent, at Whitsuntide, at the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula, and Michaelmas; and unless, &c.

The same day John le Braban, Walter de Stonrok, [and] William de Bristoll, chaloners, (fn. 1) acknowledged themselves bound to Peter Coste in the sum of £20 12s. for yarn; to be paid, one moiety at Midsummer and the other at the Feast of St. James, Ap. [25 July].

(Tuesday the eve of St. Edward, the same year, they paid John Canaler, valet to the above Peter, who brought the tally of this debt.)

Tuesday after the Feast of St. Gregory, Pope [12 March], the same year, William de Ketene acknowledged himself bound to John Skip for arrears of account in the sum of £6 10s.; to be paid, one moiety at Midsummer and the other at Michaelmas; and unless, &c.

The same day came John de Cestrehunte, "plumer," and acknowledged himself bound to Elias de Ponte and Ernald de Port in the sum of £4 for wine; to be paid, one moiety at Whitsuntide and the other at Michaelmas; and unless, &c.

The following Wednesday John de Cestrehunte, called "Fethermongere," acknowledged himself bound to Gerard Roger and Bernard "Dominges" in the sum of £4 for wine; to be paid at Midsummer, and unless, &c.

The following Thursday John Brente acknowledged himself bound to Helewysa de Bassieshawe in the sum of 7s. for four pigs sold to the said Helewysa, which the vendor was unable to warrant; to be paid at Easter, &c.

nil.

The following Friday Richard de Hakeburn, mercer, acknowledged himself bound to Barunchin and his partners of Lucca in the sum of £8 8s. 4d. for mercery; to be paid, one moiety at St. Botolph's Fair and the other at Winchester Fair, viz., on the Feast of St. Giles [1 Sept]; and unless, &c.

Saturday before the Annunciation [25 March] Simon de Merdon acknowledged himself bound to Richard de Forners in the sum of £7 8s. for pledges; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 20s., and unless, &c.

The same day came John de Norhampton and acknowledged himself bound to John de Gisors in the sum of 100 marks; to be paid in a fortnight.

nil.

On the following Monday John de Enefeud acknowledged himself bound to Barunchin and his partners of Lucca in the sum of £32 2s. 8d.; to be paid the following day, and unless, &c.

Folio 31 b.

nil.

The same day Katherine, late wife of William du Boys, and John, son of William du Boys, acknowledged themselves bound to "Bounruncin" and his partners, merchants of Lucca, in the sum of £27 10s.; to be paid, one moiety at Michaelmas and the other at Easter; and unless, &c.

Tuesday before the Annunciation [25 March], 11 Edward I. [A.D. 1282-3], Stephen de Munden acknowledged himself bound to Peter de la Chaumbre and Arnold Gilleme in the sum of £12 for wine; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 20s. charged on the debtor's house in the parish of St. Antonin, with further distress, in case of default, on his lands, tenements, and goods.

Saturday after the Feast of Annunciation [25 March], 11 Edward I. [A.D. 1283], came Gilbert de Langham, tapicer, and acknowledged himself bound to Arnald de "Nelyak," (fn. 2) Peter (fn. 3) de Russeloyn, and Bernard de Pouns in the sum of 40s.; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 5s., for which he specially binds the rents of his house in the parish of "Fancherche."

The same day Gilbert de Colecestre acknowledged himself bound to William Peres de Manvernet (?), merchant of Bayonne, in the sum of £15 for wine; to be paid at the Feast of St. James, Ap. [25 July], and unless, &c.

The same day the above Gilbert acknowledged himself bound to Peter Camperien de Reuebokere and John de Riet (?) his valet in the sum of £17 10s. for wine; to be paid at Midsummer, and unless, &c.

nil.

Tuesday after the Annunciation [25 March], the same year, came Stephen de Cornhull and acknowledged himself bound to Baruncin de Luka and his partners, merchants of Luka, in the sum of £123 6s. 5d.; to be paid within one month of Midsummer Day, and unless, &c. The said Stephen claims to have paid the said Baruncin 20 marks by the hands of "Binde"; but this is denied by Baruncin. Accordingly the said Stephen stipulates to pay the said 20 marks before the date of payment of the other debt, or at the same time.

Folio 31*.

The following Wednesday Thomas le Brewer, Roger Odo, Thomas Carpn', Matthew le Chaundiler, and William de Gravesande acknowledged themselves bound to Roisia, late wife of Henry de Coventre, in the sum of 14 marks; to be paid, viz., 7 marks on Hokeday, and 7 marks at the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.]; and unless, &c.

Thursday after the Annunciation [25 March], 11 Edward I. [A.D. 1283], Richard de Munpeylers acknowledged himself bound to Peter, servant to Sir Hugh de Viene, in the sum of 8½ marks for a horse; to be paid to the said Peter or to Simon Godard his attorney on Michaelmas Day, and unless, &c.

(The said Peter came on Saturday the Feast of St. Vincent [22 Jan.], 12 Edward I. [A.D. 1283-4], and acknowledged himself fully satisfied. It is therefore cancelled.)

xs. vijd.

Thursday before Palm Sunday [11 April] John Bonquer acknowledged himself bound to Peter Monader de Armenack and Peter Fraunkhom in the sum of £63 6s. 8d. for wine; to be paid on the Feast of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.], and unless, &c. Thereupon came William Barage and bound himself to the said Peter and Peter on behalf of the said John in form aforesaid, viz.., that if the said John should not pay on the day named distress should be levied on his lands, tenements, and chattels.

(Sunday before the Feast of St. Michael the said John Baunquer satisfied the said merchants, and Reymund Mestre received the said money.)

The following Friday Thomas le Brewer, Roger Odo, Thomas Carpn', Matthew le Chaundiler, and William de Gravesaunde acknowledged themselves bound to Rosia, relict of Henry de Coventre, in the sum of 14 marks for Michael Kille; to be paid, viz., 7 marks on the Tuesday called "Hokeday," and 7 marks at the Feast of St. Michael [sic] ad Vincula; and unless, &c.

Monday the morrow of Palm Sunday [11 April] William de Hosham acknowledged himself bound to Arnald Pasturel and Bernard his valet in the sum of 42s. for a tun of wine delivered to Robert Pomer; to be paid on the Feast of Pentecost, and unless, &c.

xxjs.

Friday in Easter week Richard de Mortone acknowledged himself bound to Arnald de "Nulac" (fn. 4) and Peter (fn. 5) his brother and Bernard de Pouns in the sum of £126 3s. 3d. for leather; to be paid on the Feast of All Saints, and unless, &c.

The same day Robert le Cirger (fn. 6) de Cordewanerstrate acknowledged himself bound to Bernard de "Sidoyl" (fn. 7) in the sum of 40s. for wine; to be paid at Midsummer, and unless, &c.

Folio 31* b.

Thursday before the Feast of SS. Philip and James [1 May], 11 Edward I. [A.D. 1283], Alan de Wyke acknowledged himself bound to Robert de Teye, corder, in the sum of £5; to be paid by instalments of 33s. 4d., and unless, &c.

The following Tuesday William Barache acknowledged himself bound to Peter Monader de Arminack and Peter Fraunchom, merchants of Bordeaux, in the sum of £40 for wine; to be paid at Christmas, and unless, &c.

The same day Adam de Storteford, cordwainer, acknowledged himself bound to "Apparicius" de Bures in the sum of £20 10s. for leather; to be paid, viz., one moiety at Midsummer and the other at the Feast of St. James [25 July].

Lease by Reymund de Burdeus, saddler, to Hugh Moton, Hugh Mege, and Sir John, the Rector of the Church of St. Mary de Aldermancherche, executors of Walter Moton, of a tenement in Goderunelane, (fn. 8) in the parish of St. Vedast, for a term of five years for the sum of 15 marks, which the said Reymund owed to the testator; the lessees paying to William de Betune one mark per ann., and enjoying the property until the aforesaid sum of 15 marks be raised. Witnesses, Henry le Waleis, Mayor, Walter le Blont and Anketin de Betevile, Sheriffs of London. (fn. 9)

Thursday the Feast of St. John ante portam Latinam [6 May] John de Guldeford, cordwainer, acknowledged himself bound to "Apparicus" de Bures in the sum of £7 10s. for leather; to be paid, viz., one moiety at Midsummer and the other at the Feast of St. James [25 July].

Folio 32.

Friday after the Feast of St. Pancras [12 May], 11 Edward I. [A.D. 1283], Richard Horn acknowledged himself bound to William de Cumbe in the sum of £20; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 20s., and unless, &c.

Monday before the Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May] Pentecost de Hereford, Thomas de Haninton', Adam de Hallingbire, Geoffrey de Waldegrave, skinners, and William de Notingham, painter, acknowledged themselves jointly and severally bound to Sir John, the Treasurer of the Church of St. Peter, Exeter, in the sum of £12; to be paid to him, or Sir John de Cateloigne or Sir William de St. Gorono his attorneys, on the Feast of All Saints; and unless, &c.

Friday before the Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May] Wibert Dabevile acknowledged himself bound to Hugh de Dunton' in the sum of 20s.; to be paid at the Feast of Ascension, and unless, &c.

Wednesday the Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May] John de Holeburne, taverner, acknowledged himself bound to William de St Bartholomew in the sum of 69s.; to be paid, viz., one moiety at Midsummer and the other at the Feast of the Assumption [15 Aug.]; and unless, &c.

[nil pro inrotulacione.]

Friday after the Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May] Thomas Fitz Thomas acknowledged himself indebted to Sir Hugh le Blunt, Knt., in the sum of £36 11s.; to be paid, viz., £6 11s. before Michaelmas, 100s. at Easter next, and so from year to year 100s. at Easter. In case of default, previous payments to be held of no account, and unless, &c.

Saturday after the Feast of St. John ante portam Latinam [6 May] William de Hadleye, chaloner, and Robert de Canterbury, baker, acknowledged themselves bound to Bernard de "Sydoyn" (fn. 10) in the sum of 60s. on behalf of John de Cestrehunte; to be paid at Midsummer, and unless, &c.

Folio 32 b.

Friday after the Feast of Ascension [27 May], 11 Edward I. [A.D. 1283], Anketin de Betevile acknowledged himself bound to John de la Sale in the sum of £7 on behalf of Richard de St. Botulf and Mabel his wife; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 10s., and unless, &c.

(Thursday after the Feast of St. Laurence [10 Aug.], 16 Edward I. [A.D. 1288], came the aforesaid John and appointed Elias Anker his attorney to receive the money; and on Wednesday after the Feast of St. Edmund, Conf. [20 Nov.], 22 Edward I. [A.D. 1293], came Elias Anker and acknowledged that Sir John le Blound, executor of Anketin de Bettevile, had satisfied him of the money mentioned in the above recognizance, which is therefore cancelled.)

Robert de Bedeford came to the Guildhall and acknowledged himself bound to Thomas de "Wileneve" in the sum of £4 9s.; to be paid on the morrow or whenever demanded by the said Thomas, and unless, &c.

The same day the aforesaid Robert acknowledged himself bound to John le Roulers in the sum of £9; to be paid on the morrow or whenever demanded, &c.

The same day Edmund Trentemars acknowledged himself to have demised to Henry de la Vine a certain house in the parish of St. Margaret de Fridaystrate for a term of eight years from Michaelmas, 11 Edward I. [A.D. 1283]; also to have received 9 marks for the first two years' rent.

Monday before Pentecost [6 June] William Barache and Alan de Suffolk acknowledged themselves bound to Arnald de [sic], mercer, burgess of Burdeus, and Vidal Emerat his merchant, in the sum of £39 for wine; to be paid at Christmas, and unless, &c.

Tuesday after the Feast of H. Trinity [13 June] Richard Aunketin acknowledged himself bound to John de Vileneve in the sum of £11 10s.; to be paid on St. James's Day at St. Botolph's Fair, and unless, &c.

The same day William de Staunford acknowledged himself bound to the above John in the sum of £11 6s.; to be paid, viz., £8 10s. on Sunday fortnight, and 4 marks and 32 pence on the Feast of St. James at St. Botolph's Fair.

The following Wednesday Nicholas de Cauntebrege, mercer, acknowledged himself bound to John de Villeneve [Villa nova] in the sum of £36 18s. 6d.; to be paid at St. Botolph's Fair, and unless, &c.

Folio 33.

Wednesday after the Feast of H. Trinity [13 June], 11 Edward I. [A.D. 1283], Ralph le Tapicer and Alice his wife granted and demised to Reginald le Chaundiler a certain cellar with solar above, situate in the parish of St. Michael le Quern, for a term of ten years at an annual rent of 40s.; of which rent the said Reginald paid the lessors the sum of £10 for the first five years. In case of default by the lessors, the said Reginald to distrain upon their tenement situate on the east side of the great gate of St. Paul's, over against the Church of St. Michael le Quern, and also upon their tenement in the parish of St. Leonard de Estchep.

The same day John de Hadestok acknowledged himself bound to John de Vileneve in the sum of 106s.; to be paid at St. Botolph's Fair, &c.

The same day the above John acknowledged himself bound to Thomas de Vileneve in the sum of £18 6s.; to be paid at the same fair, &c.

The same day Ralph le Tapicer acknowledged himself bound to Gilbert le Marescal in the sum of £4 6s. 8d.; to be paid at the Feast of All Saints, &c.

Folio 33 b.

nil.

Friday before the Nativity of St. John Bapt. [24 June], 11 Edward I. [A.D. 1283], Godfrey le Herdler, Gilbert de Harwe, goldsmith, and Bartholomew the cook acknowledged themselves bound to the Prior of the Knights [milicie] of the Temple of London in the sum of 12s.; to be paid, viz., one moiety at the Feast of St. Bartholomew and the other at the Feast of St. Edward.

Friday the Feast of St. "Swythun" [15 July] Gerard Merbode acknowledged himself bound to Martin, merchant of Leverinton, John Avery, John de Sutton of St. Botulf, and Richard Rousing de Swynesheved, executors of Benedict Aube de Lunham (?), and to Walter de Molesworthe (fn. 11) their attorney, in the sum of £65; to be paid, viz., 100s. at the Feast of St. James [25 July], the Feast of H. Cross in August (fn. 12) [sic], the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.], and a fortnight after the following Easter; £10 a fortnight after St. John Bapt. [24 June], and in the octave of All Saints [1 Nov.], anno 12 Edward I., and also a fortnight after the following Easter; and £15 at Midsummer Day following, and unless, &c.

(On Wednesday the morrow of St. Matthew [21 Sept.] came Walter de Mosehach and removed William de Berdefeld. Forty shillings paid at the first term.)

nil pro inrot'.

Whereas it has been found by a jury before the Mayor and Chamberlain of London that the rent of Matilda, wife of John de Westmelle, belongs of right to William her son, and one-third part of the said rent is the dower of the said Matilda; the said John de Westmelle came to the Guildhall on the day aforesaid and granted that the said third part should be in the hands of Peter Coste, to whom she is bound in the sum of £21 6s., until the money be fully paid. And the said third part was taxed at 31s. 7d. And he will take 4s. 5d. annually from a certain house in Distave Lane, and 27s. 2d. from the house occupied by Robert de Hakene in the parish of St. Antonin.

Monday after the Feast of Translation of St. Thomas, Martyr [7 July], Thomas Costard and Gilbert de Cokesete de Bixle, of co. Oxon, acknowledged themselves bound to Adam Pikeman, fishmonger, in the sum of 102s. for surety of John atte Welle; to be paid at Michaelmas, and unless, &c.

The same day Robert Heyrun, mercer, acknowledged himself bound to the said Adam in the sum of 60s. for surety of the same; to be paid, one moiety at Christmas and the other at Easter; and unless, &c.

The same day Maurice de Sauveln (?) acknowledged himself bound to Jakemin le Romeyn in the sum of 20 marks for two horses; to be paid in the vill of "Beuveys" (fn. 13) a fortnight after Michaelmas, and unless, &c. Thereupon the said Jakemin asked for the Lord Mayor's letter (literam domini Maioris) certifying to the Bailiffs of "Beveys" the above recognizance.

Friday before the Feast of St. Margaret [20 July] John called "Skot" and Thomas de Cestrehunte, cordwainer, acknowledged themselves bound to Peter Fraunk and Peter Chaudespine in the sum of £9 15s.; to be paid, viz., 5s. at Michaelmas, and the remainder by quarterly instalments of 20s.; and unless, &c.

Folio 34.

Monday before the Feast of St. Margaret [20 July], 11 Edward I. [A.D. 1283], John de Farnham, spicer, acknowledged himself bound to Hugh de Hurlax (?) in the sum of 15s.; to be paid that day fortnight, and unless, &c.

Thursday the Feast of St. Mary Magdalen [22 July], 11 Edward I. [A.D. 1283], Helewysia, relict of Adam de Beverlegh, came to the Guildhall and acknowledged herself bound to Ralph Pecok, clerk, in the sum of £4; to be paid at Michaelmas, and unless, &c.

The same day John Viel acknowledged himself bound to Gilbert le Marescal in the sum of 22s. for four quarters of corn; to be paid at Michaelmas, &c.

Monday the eve of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.] William Barache acknowledged himself bound to Peter Monader de Armeynack and Peter and [sic] "Fraunhom," merchants of Bordeaux, in the sum of £21 15s. for wine; to be paid at Christmas, and unless, &c.

Tuesday the eve of St. Giles [1 Sept.], 11 Edward I. [A.D. 1283], came Peter de Terringe, John de Derby, and Adam de Storteford, and acknowledged themselves bound to Peter Chaudespine and Peter Fraunk in the sum of £15 18s. for leather; to be paid, viz., £4 at Michaelmas, the Purification, and at Hokeday, and the balance at the following Michaelmas; and unless, &c.

nil.

Wednesday the Feast of St. Giles [1 Sept.] Richard de Laufare acknowledged himself bound to William de Kelwedon in the sum of £26 9s., (fn. 14) viz., by tally; to be paid at Michaelmas, and unless, &c.

(And the said Richard acknowledged himself bound to William de Kelwedon by a tally in the sum of £6 16s.; to be paid the same time.)

The same day Fulk le Mercer acknowledged himself bound to Reymund Gerard de la Barde in the sum of 54s.; to be paid, viz., 10s. at Christmas, 15s. at Easter, 15s. at Midsummer, and 14s. at Michaelmas; and unless, &c. The said Fulk appoints Arnald de Casse and Janin de Kyrac his attorneys. Thereupon came Nicholas de Cantebrege and answered for due payment being made by the said Fulk, and for distress in default.

Friday after the Feast of St. Giles [1 Sept.] John de Suffolk acknowledged himself bound to Emeric Marcin in the sum of 5 marks; to be paid on St. Thomas's Day [21 Dec.] before Christmas, and unless, &c.

Folio 34 b.

Saturday before the Nativ. B. M. [8 Sept.], 11 Edward I. [A.D. 1283], "Lupe" (fn. 15) caused a fardel of mercery in the hands of Richard de Hakeburne to be attached for a debt due to Bonrouncin. Thereupon came "Maut" de Salle and claimed the mercery as her own, with the exception of certain articles of the value of 10s., and for the surrender of the fardel found mainpernors, viz., Adam de Seint Alban, John Scharlet, and Geffrey le Batur, in the event of her claim being disproved.

The same day the said Matilda acknowledged herself bound to the said Lupe in the sum of 74s.

Tuesday the eve of the Nativ. B. M. [8 Sept.] John le Merimer acknowledged himself bound to Peter Chaudespine and Peter Fraunck in the sum of £26 for silk; to be paid, viz., 60s. at Michaelmas and Christmas, £10 at Easter, and £10 at the following Michaelmas; and unless, &c.

The same day Wolmar de Essex acknowledged himself bound to Bernard Dominges in the sum of 70s. for wine; to be paid a fortnight after Michaelmas.

The same day Richard Anketin, mercer, Walter de Lothbire, Andrew le Formager, and William de Manhale acknowledged themselves bound to Lupus de Luka, merchant of Paris, in the sum of £22 for mercery; to be paid, viz., £8 on the Feast of the Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.], and 70s. at the Feast of All Saints, the Feast of the Purification, Easter Day, and Whitsunday following.

The same day Richard Aunketin, Walter de Lotheberi, and Andrew le Formager acknowledged themselves bound to Thomas de Vileneve in the sum of £14; to be paid, viz., £8 at Winchester Fair, and £6 at the Feast of All Saints; and unless, &c.

Folio 35.

Friday after the Feast of Nativ. B. M. [8 Sept.], 11 Edward I. [A.D. 1283], came Nicholas de Winchester and acknowledged and agreed to pay £47 and 22½d. out of the sum of £87 15s. 2½d. due to the lord the King as remaining on his account for the time when he was Sheriff; (fn. 16) and he promised to acquit Anketin de Bettevile and Walter le Blound, Sheriffs of London, and Gerin, Sheriff of Middlesex, (fn. 17) who received the King's writ for levying the money on his lands and chattels, as to payment of the same into the Exchequer, and to indemnify them for any loss or expense they may have incurred.

The following Saturday Gilbert de Merdene acknowledged himself bound to Richard de Laufare in the sum of £13 for mercery; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 20s., commencing at Christmas; and in case of default, Roger de Merdene, of co. Herts, covenants to satisfy the said creditors.

Tuesday the Feast of St. Matthew, Ap. [21 Sept.], Roger le Barber, taverner, acknowledged himself bound to Bydau de St. Quintin in the sum of £4 10s.; to be paid on All Saints' Day, and unless, &c.

Saturday before Michaelmas Day Nicholas de Reygate, "coureur," Richard de Laufare, mercer, and Simon de Merdene, mercer, acknowledged themselves bound to Lupus de Luka, merchant of Paris, in the sum of 114s. for mercery; to be paid, viz., 34s. on the Sunday after Michaelmas, and 40s. at Christmas and the Purification; and unless, &c.

Tuesday the eve of Michaelmas Andrew Winter, Simon de Littlebrock, John Athelof, and Peter de Geldeford acknowledged themselves bound to John de la Casseyn' and Reymund "de Sous la res" (fn. 18) in the sum of £16 15s.; to be paid, one moiety at the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.] and the other at Christmas; and unless, &c.

Folio 35 b.

Friday after Michaelmas, 11 Edward I. [A.D. 1283], came Thomas Heyrun and acknowledged himself bound to John Geudoun, William Baneres, and Reymund de Baytayle in the sum of 113s. 4d.; to be paid, viz., 50s. at Christmas, and 63s. 4d. at St. Botolph's Fair; and unless, &c.

Tuesday after Michaelmas William de Berdefeud acknow ledged himself bound to Ralph Pecok, clerk, in the sums of 40s. and 7s.; to be paid on All Saints' Day, and unless, &c.

The following Wednesday Philip le "Treyur" acknowledged himself bound to Elias de Schelford in the sum of 62s. 4d. for wool; to be paid within twelve days of Christmas, and unless, &c.

(Wednesday before the Purification [2 Feb.], 18 Edward I. [A.D. 1289-90], came the aforesaid Elias and acknowledged that Johanna Duket, relict of Philip le "Treur," had satisfied him of the above 62s. 4d. Accordingly it is cancelled.)

Saturday before the Feast of St. Edward [13 Oct.] John, son of John de Bettoyne, and Richard de Evre, in the presence of Stephen le Chapeler and William de Betoyne, acknowledged themselves bound to John de Staundon in the sum of £8 3s. 4d., money borrowed; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 40s. and 10d., and unless, &c.

Monday before the same Feast Ralph Jurdan acknowledged himself bound to Reymund "trepas" (fn. 19) in the sum of 67s. for Spanish wool; to be paid, one moiety at Christmas and the other at the Purification; and unless, &c.

Wednesday the Feast of St. Edward [13 Oct.] Andrew Winter, Simon de Littlebrock, John Athelolf, and William, son of Walter de Fanchercherche [sic], acknowledged themselves bound to Reymund "trepas" in the sum of £15 7s. for Spanish wool; to be paid, one moiety at Christmas and the other at the Purification; and unless, &c.

Monday the Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct.] Richard de Kirkestede acknowledged himself bound to John Wade in the sum of £16 10s. for wool; to be paid at Whitsuntide, and unless, &c.

Folio 36.

Tuesday the morrow of St. Luke [18 Oct.], 11 Edward I. [A.D. 1283], a deed was acknowledged whereby Roger, son of William, son of Roger de London, demised to Robert de Rokesle, senior, 10 marks annual quitrent for a term of ten years in discharge of a debt; a portion, viz. 60s., of the said rent being in the parish of All Hallows at le Heywharf, and issuing from shops, houses, &c., held by William de Rokesle and Avice, relict of Richard de Rokesle; and 5½ marks from houses, shops, &c., held by Michael de Hatfeud, "furbur," and Margery his wife, and Robert de Felsham, in Chepe, in the parish of St. Vedast. Witnesses, Sir Henry le Waleys, Mayor of London; Jordon Gudschepe and Martin Box, Sheriffs of London; Gregory de Rokesle, Alderman of Douegate; William de Farend', Alderman of Neugate; (fn. 20) Peter Cosin, Richard de Parys, and others. Dated the Feast of St. Edward, anno 11 Edward I.

The above acknowledgment was made in the presence of John Adrien (fn. 21) and Wolmar de Essex, (fn. 22) Aldermen; Hugh Motun, Chamberlain; and Ralph Peket [Pekoc ?], clerk.

Thursday before the Feast of Annunciation [25 March], 12 Edward I. [A.D. 1283-4], John de Paris acknowledged himself indebted to Hugh Motun, citizen of London, in the sum of 18s., to be paid within a fortnight of Easter. The recognizance made in the presence of Nicholas de Winchester and others.

Commencement of the Third Year of the Mayoralty of H. le Galeys.

Folio 36 b.

xxijd.

Saturday after the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.], 11 Edward I. [A.D. 1283], Gerard Merbode acknowledged himself bound to Henry Gopin de Lincoln in the sum of £11 for scharlet; to be paid within a month. In default, distress to be levied in the presence of Martin Lupus and Osbert de Suffolk.

The same day John de Thorn de "Boysars" acknowledged himself bound to Salomon de Laufare and Roger de Laufare in the sum of £7 16s. 8d.; to be paid, one moiety at Christmas and the other at Easter.

Monday before the Feast of St. Katherine [25 Nov.] Robert Love acknowledged himself bound to Walter Beck in the sum of 70s.; to be paid on Friday fortnight (in quindecim dies).

Saturday after the Feast of St. Katherine [25 Nov.] Thomas de Suffolch, Stephen de Tillebyri, Thomas de Lothehom, William de Kent, and Robert de Quiteby acknowledged themselves bound to Andrew Peris in the sum of £7 3s. for Spanish wool; to be paid, one moiety at the Purification and the other at mid-Lent.

Monday the Feast of St. Lucia, V. [13 Dec.], it was provided and ordained by Henry le Galeys, Mayor of London, Jurdan Godchet (fn. 23) and Martin Box, Sheriffs, Gregory de Rokesle, William de Farndone, Ralph de Alegate, clerk, William le Mazeliner, and others, that the Chamberlain of London should receive recognizances of debts notwithstanding the Statute made at Acton Burnel. (fn. 24)

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The same day came Ralph de Honilane to the Guildhall and acknowledged himself bound to Walter de St. Alban, ironmonger, in the sum of 16s. for ironmongery; to be paid at Easter, and unless, &c.

Wednesday before Christmas came Ralph, the goldsmith without Neugate, to the Guildhall and acknowledged himself bound to Richard de Horemad in the sum of 10s.; to be paid at the Feast of St. Hillary.

The same day John le Coffrer acknowledged himself bound on behalf of Henry Sevehod to Thomas Box in the sum of £4 3s. 2d.; to be paid, viz., 8s. 2d. on Thursday before Christmas, and 5s. at Easter, Midsummer, and Michaelmas, &c., until the whole be paid; and unless, &c.

Folio 37.

Which money the said Henry will repay the said John on his (the said Henry's) coming to London and recovering possession of his house in Ismongerlane, then held by the said John.

Wednesday before Christmas Philip de Garscherche acknowledged himself bound to Peter Monader de Armaynack and Peter Franckhum in the sum of 68s.; to be paid at the Feast of the Purification, and unless, &c.

(On the Feast of St. Winewal' [3 March] came Peter "Fraunhum" and said that Philip had fully satisfied him by the hands of Roger, son of Emma la barbore.)

Monday after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 12 Edward I. [A.D. 1283-4], in the presence of Robert de Rokesle (fn. 25) and Robert de Arraz, (fn. 26) Aldermen, Hugh Motoun, Chamberlain of the Guildhall, and many others, came Michael le Poter and Isabella his wife to the Guildhall and acknowledged themselves bound to Margery, relict of Robert de Thunderle, in the sum of 10 marks and 3s.; to be paid at Midsummer. In default, the said Margery is to enjoy an annual quitrent of 10s. issuing from their tenement in the parish of All Hallows de Berkingechurch, near the property of the Monks of Westminster; also an annual quitrent of 10s. issuing from their tenement in the parish of All Hallows de "Phanchurch," (fn. 27) formerly belonging to Adam de Auverne; according to the terms of a deed of feoffment read before the said Aldermen and delivered to the said Chamberlain.

Wednesday after the Feast of Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.] Richard de Munpeylers came to the Guildhall and acknowledged himself bound to John Jeudun in the sum of 25s. for spicery; to be paid at Easter, and unless, &c.

nil.

Friday after the same Feast Sir John Soudan (Sondan?) received at the hands of Robert de Kingston and William de "Bettuyn" the sum of 100s. for William le Brun, being the amount of a judgment given against the said William le Brun in the court of Walter le Blund, Sheriff, and also the amount in which the said William de "Bettoyne" was bound to the said William le Brun for the purchase of a certain rent. And it was adjudged by Sir H. le Galeys, then Mayor, and other citizens in full Husting that the said William de Bettoyne should pay the said Sir John on behalf of the said William le Brun the sum specified.

nil.

The same day Richard de Balesham acknowledged himself bound to Hugh Motun in the sum of 20s. for bazen; to be paid at Hokeday, and unless, &c.

Fulk le Mercer distrained by all his goods by......

Folio 37 b.

nil.

Tuesday the eve of the Purification [2 Feb.], 12 Edward I. [A.D. 1283-4], William de Staunford, saddler, acknowledged himself bound to Hugh Motun in the sum of 34s.; to be paid at Hokeday, and unless, &c.

nil.

The same day Laurence de Gisors acknowledged before H. le Galeis, the Mayor, that he owed Sir Philip le Taylur a cask of wine; to be delivered on a certain love-day (diem amoris) because the said Laurence killed a dog belonging to him.

nil.

The same day Matthew Escheker acknowledged by his letters patent that he had received 14 marks in part payment of the sum of £20 in which Dame Matilda de Moleton' stood bound to him by her letters patent; which letters patent were not given up, inasmuch as they could neither injure the said Matilda nor profit the said Matthew if they happened to be found. The said Matthew altogether quitclaimed to the said Matilda the whole £20.

nil.

Saturday after the Purification [2 Feb.] Robert de Gloucester, "seller," acknowledged himself bound to Hugh Motun in the sum of 26s.; to be paid at "Hakeday," and unless, &c.

nil.

Thursday the Feast of St. Scolastica [10 Feb.] Reymund de Burdeus acknowledged himself bound to Hugh Motun, Hugh Megge, and other executors of Walter Motun in the sum of 14 marks in which he formerly stood bound to the said Walter; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 3½ marks, and unless, &c. Recognizance made before William le Mazeliner (fn. 28) and Wolmar de Essex, (fn. 29) Aldermen, John de Canterbury, and others.

Monday before Ash Wednesday [23 Feb.] Richard de Stevenache acknowledged himself bound to Adam Pikeman, his former master, in the sum of 20s.; to be paid by instalments of 5s. at Hokeday, Midsummer, Michaelmas, and Christmas; and unless, &c. Thereupon came William Neve, butcher, and Roger Stratford, fishmonger, and bound themselves in like manner for the said Richard, so that in case of his default distress might be levied on them.

xxd.

The following Tuesday William, son of Walter le Chaloner, Robert de Wyteby, and Thomas de Suffolk acknowledged themselves bound to Simon Godard and Thedmar le Estreys in the sum of £10 for Spanish wool; to be paid at Easter, and unless, &c.

Folio 38.

Tuesday after Ash Wednesday [23 Feb.], 12 Edward I. [A.D. 1283-4], William de Stanford, mercer, acknowledged himself bound to William Beck in the sum of £27 on behalf of Alexander de Stanes, deceased; to be paid, one moiety at St. Botolph's Fair and the other at Christmas; and unless, &c.

(Tuesday after mid-Lent William Beck acknowledged that William de Staunford had satisfied him of the above £27; it is therefore cancelled.)

nil.

Monday after the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March] Elena de Flete acknowledged herself bound to Martin Box in the sum of 66s. 4d.; to be paid, viz., 26s. 4d. at Whitsuntide, 20s. at Michaelmas, and 20s. at Christmas; and unless, &c.

attorn'.

The following day Andrew de "Castro Soris" appointed "Peter Garsie tenne" and "Dominges de tenne" his attorneys to collect his debts.

nil.

Saturday the Feast of Annunciation [25 March], 12 Edward I. [A.D. 1284], came Thomas de Gloucester, "seller," in the presence of Josep le Akatur, William le Mazeliner, Henry de Frowick, and Richard Aswy, and acknowledged himself bound to Hugh Motun in the sum of 25s. for bazen; to be paid on Tuesday Hokeday, and unless, &c.

On Maundy Thursday (in Cena Domini), 12 Edward I. [A.D. 1284], Walter, son of Thomas "theche," acknowledged himself bound to Hugh de Hengham, clerk of the Jews' Exchequer, in the sum of 26s. 8d.; to be paid one month after Easter, and unless, &c.

nil.

Saturday in Easter week came John Kelvert de Oxford and acknowledged himself bound to Gregory de Rokesle in the sum of £10 for four casks of white wine; to be paid at Winchester Fair, and unless, &c.

Wednesday after the Sunday on which is sung Quasi modo geniti (fn. 30) Robert de Molton, tailor, and Agnes his wife acknowledged themselves bound to John de Branchesle, taverner, and Alice Bokerel his wife in the sum of 60s.; to be raised on the tenants of their tenement in Garscherchestrate by quarterly sums of 16s. 8d. until, &c. The recognizance made before Stephen Aswy, Walter Hauteyn, Edmund Horn, and others.

Folio 38 b.

Tuesday the Feast of St. Mark [25 April], 12 Edward I. [A.D. 1284], Robert Faukun (?) and Rosia his wife acknowledged themselves bound to William de Chingeford in the sum of 6½ marks; to be paid at Midsummer year, and unless, &c.

The following Wednesday came John atte Glynde de Hastinges before Sir Stephen Aswy and Hugh Motun, the Chamberlain, and acknowledged himself bound to Anselm Knotte in the sum of £6 4s. on a loan; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 26s. 8d., and unless, &c.

The same day "Senche" Jon, merchant of Spain, proffered the will of Apparitius de Bures, in which ....

di. mr' unde debet iiijs. iijd. pro inrot'.

On the following Friday, before Stephen Aswy (fn. 31) and Ralph de Alegate, (fn. 32) Aldermen, Sabina, relict of William de Dureme, and Henry, son of the said William, acknowledged themselves bound to Sir John de Wyham in the sum of £40; to be paid at Easter next, and unless, &c.

nil.

Saturday the Feast of St. Antony [11 May] Thomas de Gloucestre acknowledged himself bound to Hugh Motun in the sum of 26s.; to be paid at Midsummer, and unless, &c.

Folio 39.

Monday before Pentecost [28 May], 12 Edward I. [A.D. 1284], came Richard de St. Botulf, taverner, to the Guildhall, before Anketin de Betevile and Hugh Motun, Chamberlain, and acknowledged himself bound to Richard de Hedresete in the sum of 100s. for rent of the house of the said Richard de Hedresete in Chepe; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 20s., and unless, &c.

The same day the above Richard de St. Botulf received from Richard de Hedresete four casks of wine of the value of £9 to sell on his behalf, and render an account of the same every fifteen days or whenever required; and the said Richard de St. Botulf acknowledged himself to be servant to Richard de Hedresete for one whole year, and unless, &c.

(Nothing for enrolment of these two recognizances, because he is doorkeeper of the Exchequer.)

nil.

Tuesday after the Feast of St. Barnabas [11 June], 12 Edward I. [A.D. 1284], Thomas le Fuster acknowledged himself bound to Hugh Motun in the sum of 39s. for bazen and canvas; to be paid a fortnight after the Feast of St. James, and unless, &c.

The same day Ralph de Len acknowledged himself bound to Ludekin Bock, valet and attorney of Bertram de Hamburk, in the sum of 40s.; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 5s. And the said Ludekin put in his place John de Canterbury when unable himself to be present.

nil.

Friday the eve of St. Botolph [17 June] Nicholas Bacun, painter, acknowledged himself bound to Hugh Motun in the sum of 20s. for cinople, vermilun, canevas, vernis, and verdegris; to be paid, one moiety at the Feast of St. Bartholomew and the other at Michaelmas; and unless, &c. (fn. 33)

12d.

The following Monday Benedict de Westchep acknowledged himself bound to Elias de Pontibus in the sum of £6; to be paid at the Feast of St. Bartholomew, and unless, &c.

nil.

Wednesday the eve of SS. Peter and Paul [29 June] Richard Aswi, mercer, acknowledged himself bound to Hugh Motun in the sum of 15s.; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 5s., and unless, &c.

The same day Geoffrey atte Wode acknowledged himself bound to Ralph Pointel in the sum of 25s.; to be paid, one moiety at Michaelmas and the other at Christmas, &c.

The same day William de Berkhamstede acknowledged himself bound to the same in the sum of 15s.; to be paid at Easter, &c.

The same day Thomas le Fuster acknowledged himself bound to John le Alemaund in the sum of 50s.; to be paid at the Feast of St. James.

Folio 39 b.

nil.

Saturday after the Feast of Translation of St. Thomas [7 July], 12 Edward I. [A.D. 1284], Thomas de Gloucester acknowledged himself bound to Hugh Motun in the sum of 32s.; to be paid at the Feast of St. Bartholomew, and unless, &c.

The same day Richard de St. Botulf, taverner, and Mabel his wife acknowledged themselves bound to Arnald de la Naude and Arnald "Gillem ardurat" his attorney in the sum of £4 13s. 4d. for wine; to be paid by quarterly instalments of half a mark, and unless, &c.

The same day Abraham the taverner acknowledged himself bound to Bernard Anker, merchant of Bordeaux, in the sum of 66s. 8d. for wine; to be paid, one moiety at Christmas and the other at Easter; and unless, &c.

nil.

Monday before the Feast of St. Margaret [20 July] Alexander le Megucer acknowledged himself bound to Hugh Motun in 52s.; to be paid at Michaelmas, and unless, &c.

nil.

Friday the morrow of St. Margaret [20 July] Nicholas de Bechesworthe, "coureur," acknowledged himself bound to Hugh Motun in the sum of 30s. for alum; to be paid by instalments of 10s. at the Feast of St. Bartholomew, All Saints' Day, and the Purification; and unless, &c.

nil.

The same day John de Assindon acknowledged himself bound to the same in the sum of 25s. for bazen and canvas; to be paid at Michaelmas, and unless, &c.

Friday after the Feast of St. James [25 July] came Reginald de Aylesbure, porter of London, to the Guildhall and acknowledged himself bound to John le Marbrer in the sum of 17s. 6d.; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 2s. 6d.

The same day came Thomas de Bassingburne, porter of London, and acknowledged himself bound to the same in the sum of 17s. 6d. for breaking a piece of marble; to be paid as above.

Thomas, the smith [faber] without Alegate, acknowledged himself bound to Richard de Chorleton in the sum of 12s. 6d.; to be paid at the Feast of the Assumption [15 Aug.].

Richard le Heumer (fn. 34) acknowledged himself bound to the same in a similar sum; to be paid at the Feast of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.], &c.

Folio 40.

Thomas de Corner.

nil.

Monday after the Nativity B. M. [8 Sept.], 12 Edward I. [A.D. 1284], Thomas atte Corner' acknowledged himself bound to Hugh Motun in the sum of 26s. 6d.; to be paid at Michaelmas. In default, the said Thomas and John Pesemers his surety agree that the money be levied by distress on their lands, tenements, and chattels. The same day the said John received the statutes of the Horners (fn. 35) for correction.

The following day John Basset and William Melksop acknowledged themselves bound to Ralph Poyntel in the sum of 40s.; to be paid at Michaelmas, and unless, &c.

Friday after the Feast of H. Cross [14 Sept.] came Alice Bokerel to the Guildhall and acknowledged herself bound to Peter Viger, merchant, in the sum of 26s. 8d.; to be paid, one moiety at Christmas and the other at Easter.

The Year of the Mayoralty of Gregory de Rokesle, 13 Edward I.

Friday the morrow of St. Edmund, Conf. [20 Nov.], 13 Edward I. [A.D. 1284], Benedict de Colecestre, taverner, acknowledged himself bound to Arnald Peliter, merchant of "Tolouse," in the sum of £10 for wine; to be paid, viz., 40s. at the Feast of St. Nicholas [6 Dec.], 40s. at Easter, 30s. at Midsummer and following quarters until the whole be paid.

Thursday the Feast of St. Clement [23 Nov.] Benedict de Colecestre acknowledged himself bound to Remund Furner, merchant of Tolouse, and Remund de St. Martin in the sum of £5 for wine; to be paid by instalments of 20s. at the Feast of St. Andrew [30 Nov.] and the usual quarters.

Memorandum to the effect that on Sunday after the Feast of St. Katherine [25 Nov.], 13 Edward I. [A.D. 1284], in the presence of G. de Rokesle, Mayor; Robert de Basinges, (fn. 36) Joce le Akatur, (fn. 37) William de Farndon, (fn. 38) Wolmar de Essex, (fn. 39) and Richard Aswy, (fn. 40) Aldermen; and Martin Box and John de Canterbury, citizens, Robert le Treyer', one of the executors of Ralph de Mora, (fn. 41) paid to Thomas de Basinges and other coexecutors [not named] the sum of £72 bequeathed to Thomas and Alice, children of the said Ralph; for which money as well as for all jewels, silver and gold, for a horse, and all other possible demands the said coexecutors acquit the said Robert.

Folio 40 b.

Sureties of Robert de Cantebrugge against Sirs John de Vesey and Otho de Grandison for payment to them of 140 marks, viz., one moiety at Michaelmas and the other at the Feast of the Purification:—

Josep le Akatur for 10 marks.

Jaket de Columbers for 20 marks.

Philip de Beauveys for 100s.

Robert de Rokesle, junior, for 4 marks.

Deudene le Orfevere for 40s.

quit'.

Alan de Brancestre for 2 marks.

quit'.

Richard le Bret for 2 marks.

Thomas de Dovore (fn. 42) for 100s.

quit'.

Roger de Linton' for 100s.

quit'.

William de Pren (fn. 43) [Preu ?] for 6 marks.

quit'.

Nicholas le Brun for 2 marks.

Walter de Finchingefeud for 2 marks.

Philip de Schenefeud for 40s.

quit'.

John de Cestrehunte for 10 marks.

John Wolvrekin for 100s.

William de Blie, goldsmith, 40s.

John de Bech for 40s.

Thursday the octave of St. Peter [22 Feb.] John de Paris, Adam de Hirlaunde, Henry de Bristoll, and John de Assindon acknowledged themselves bound to Hugh Motun in £8; to be paid in the octave of H. Trinity, and unless, &c.

iiijd.

Thursday the Feast of St. Peter in Cathedra [22 Feb.], 13 Edward I. [A.D. 1284-5], came William de Hidle and Ralph de Len to the Guildhall and acknowledged themselves bound to Cecilia la Mouner' in the sum of 40s.; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 5s., and unless, &c.

xijd.

Tuesday before the Feast of St. Matthias [24 Feb.], 13 Edward I. [A.D. 1284-5], came Richard de Brumwich, "coffrer," and acknowledged himself bound to William le Engleys, vintner, in the sum of £6 6s.; to be paid at Midsummer, and unless, &c. This recognizance made before Sir Josep Akatur.

The same day Eva, relict of Eustace de Derteford, acknowledged herself bound to John de Canterbury, "blader," in the sum of 28s., to be paid, viz., 8s. at Whitsuntide, and the residue by quarterly instalments of 5s.

xviijd.

Thursday after the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 13 Edward I. [A.D. 1284-5], came Richard de "Munpeyles," apothecary, to the Guildhall and acknowledged himself bound to Reymund de Batayle and his company in the sum of £7 5s. for spices (pro speciebus); to be paid in London at Midsummer or at St. Botolph's Fair, and unless, &c.

Footnotes

1 Makers of "chalons," used for coverlets and blankets (Riley, 'Memorials,' Introd., p. xxiii).
2 Or "Nulac."
3 Styled Arnald's brother infra.
4 Or "Nelyak."
5 Named "de Russeloyn" supra.
6 Wax-chandler.
7 Or "Sidoyn."
8 Gutter Lane.
9 A.D. 1283.
10 Or "Sidoyl."
11 Substituted for William de Berdefeud.
12 Probably meaning the Feast of Exaltation of H. Cross, 14 Sept.
13 Beauvais.
14 William, son of Walter le Chaloner, was originally joined with Richard de Laufare to the extent of £13 12s. 6d., but his name was cancelled in the presence of Stephen Aswy.
15 Probably identical with Lupus de Luka, infra.
16 In 1280-1.
17 This appears to be a unique instance of a Sheriff of Middlesex being mentioned eo nomine in the City's Records, as distinct from the Sheriff (or Sheriffs) of London, before the Local Government Act of 1888.
18 Styled Reymund "trepas" inf.
19 Styled Reymund "de Sous la res' supra.
20 The ward had recently (1282) been quitclaimed to William de Farendon or Farndon by John, son of Ralph le Fevre, as the "Ward of Ludgate and Newgate within and without." It soon afterwards came to be known as Farringdon Ward from the name of its new owner. Vide note supra, p. 11.
21 Walbrook Ward.
22 Billingsgate Ward.
23 Mistake for "Godchep."
24 The Stat. 11 Edward I., ordaining the Statute Merchant for recovery of debts. It enacted (inter alia) that recognizances of debts should be taken before the Mayor and a clerk appointed by the King, and that the recognizances should bear the debtor's seal and also the 'King's seal," to be provided for the purpose. This latter seal appe us to be no longer in existence. From impressions of it preserved at King's College, Cambridge, and elsewhere, it is found to have been circular, and nearly three-quarters of an inch in diameter, with the King's bust between two castles, with a lion of England in base. Legend, s' EDW': REG': ANGL': AD: RECOGN: DEBITOR'. See W. H. St. John Hope, 'Corporation Plate, Insignia,' &c., p. 123.
25 Alderman of Lime Street Ward.
26 Broad Street Ward.
27 All Hallows, Gracechurch.
28 Aldersgate Ward.
29 Billingsgate.
30 The Sunday after Easter Day, otherwise known as Low Sunday.
31 Ward of Cheap.
32 Cornhill (?).
33 Printed in Riley's 'Memorials of London,' &c., p. 23.
34 Helmet-maker.
35 Conariorum; probably a mistake for cornariorum.
36 Candlewick Street.
37 Bridge.
38 Farringdon.
39 Billingsgate.
40 Castle Baynard.
41 The will of Ralph de la More was enrolled in the Husting in November, 1280. It bears no date, and the names of the executors are not given. Hust. Roll 12 (22).
42 Opposite his name is a note to the effect that on Friday after (?) the Ascension, 17 Edward I., he paid 100s. to John de Banquell, and therefore his name is cancelled.
43 Paid to John de Banquell, Tuesday the Feast of St. James [25 July], 18 Edward I.


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