Folios 61 - 70

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Reginald R. Sharpe (editor)

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1899

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136-156

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'Folios 61 - 70', Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: A: 1275-1298 (1899), pp. 136-156. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33026 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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Folio 61.

xd.

Monday after the Feast of Purification B. M. [2 Feb.], 20 Edward I. [A.D. 1291-2], came Robert Marchall de Smethefeud and acknowledged himself bound to William le Hurer, draper, in the sum of 8 marks; to be paid before Ash Wednesday, and unless, &c.

nil.

The following Tuesday came Deonisia, wife of Alan de Neuberi, and delivered to Ralph Pekoc, attorney of William Simon, a baron of Sandwych, the sum of 34s. in part payment of £6 14s. in which the said Alan stood bound to the said William, as appears in a certain writing obligatory in the possession of the said Ralph.

xxd.

Monday before the Feast of St. Valentine [14 Feb.], 20 Edward I. [A.D. 1291-2], came Stephen de Folesham and acknowledged himself bound to George de Acre, merchant of St. Macaire (fn. 1) in Gascony, in the sum of £10; to be paid, one moiety at Hokeday and the other at the Feast of Pentecost.

(The eve of the Assumption B. M., anno 20, the said Stephen paid the said George the sum of £7 3s. 2d. of the above debt, as the said George testifies, and there remains of the debt the sum of 56s. 10d.)

viijd.

Tuesday before the Feast of St. Valentine [14 Feb.] came Simon de Bronthon and acknowledged himself bound to Bartholomew Rivers in the sum of £4 6s.; to be paid at mid-Lent, and unless, &c.

nil.

Saturday after the Feast of St. Valentine [14 Feb.] came Alan de Neuberi and acknowledged himself bound to William Simond de Sandwys in the sum of 100s.; to be paid, viz., 40s. at Midsummer and Michaelmas, and 20s. at Christmas.

xd.

The same day came Stephen de Folesham and acknowledged himself bound to Frisot and "Totto," his partner, "de Monte Claro" in the sum of £5 10s.; to be paid this side of Easter.

Tuesday before the Feast of St. Peter in Cathedra [22 Feb.], 20 Edward I. [A.D. 1291-2], came Henry the Baker, living in Castle Ward (fn. 2) (Warda Castri), in the parish of St. Andrew, and acknowledged before Walter Hautein, Alderman, (fn. 3) that he stood bound to William de Bettoyne in the sum of 8s. 4d.; to be paid, one moiety at Easter and the other at the Feast of Pentecost.

xxd.

Wednesday after the same Feast came Stephen le Batur de Bassieshawe and acknowledged himself bound to George de Acre in the sum of £10; to be paid a fortnight after Midsummer. The same day came Peter le Waleys, girdler, and bound himself in this recognizance in the same sum together with the said Stephen; to be paid the same day.

nil.

Saturday after the Feast of St. Matthias [24 Feb.], in Lent, 20 Edward I. [A.D. 1291-2], came Peter le Furbur of Chepe and acknowledged himself bound to William de Bettoyn in the sum of £8 for rent of the house inhabited by the said Peter in Chepe, to be paid, viz., 40s. one month after Easter, and 20s. at Midsummer and following quarters until, &c.

Folio 61 b.

nil.

The same day came John de Neuberi, woolman, and acknowledged himself bound to William de Bettoyne in the sum of 8 marks; to be paid, viz., 20s. at Michaelmas next, and 5s. at Christmas and following quarters.

nil.

The same day John de Canterbury, Alderman, paid Adam le Taylur of the "vill" of St. John and Dionisia his wife, widow of Tedmar le Estreys, (fn. 4) the sum of 9½ marks, as appears in the following writing:—

To all to whom the present letters shall come, Adam le Taylur of the vill of St. John and Dionisia his wife, late wife of Tedmar le Estreys, greeting in the Lord. Know ye that we have received and had on the day of making these presents, by the hand of John de Canterbury, late Sheriff (fn. 5) of London, 9½ marks sterling, viz., 100s. which had been adjudged to the said Adam and Dionisia, before Bogo de Knovile and Peter de Champayn', appointed judges of plaints in the City of London, by reason of a certain trespass committed by the said John against the said Dionisia, and this as touching the chamber (fn. 6) of the aforesaid Dionisia; and 2 marks adjudged the same for damages for the said trespass, of which 9½ marks we quitclaim the aforesaid John, &c. In testimony whereof we have set our seals. Dated London, Saturday after the Feast of St. Matthias [24 Feb.], 20 Edward I. [A.D. 1291-2].

vjd.

The same day came John de Winchester and acknowledged himself bound to George de Acre in the sum of 70s.; to be paid, viz., 25s. at Easter and three weeks afterwards, and 20s. at the Feast of Pentecost.

nil.

Monday before the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 20 Edward I. [A.D. 1291-2], Elias Russell became mainprise for Stephen de Stonham of Lincoln to answer Richard Guydic' and his partners, merchants of Luka, for the sum of 20 marks at the quinzaine of Easter if two cloths and grains (grand (fn. 7) ) of the said Stephen be adjudged by the Treasurer and Barons of the Exchequer or other reasonable tribunal as forfeited to the said Richard and his partners, on account of the said goods having been placed on board a certain ship chartered by the said Richard and freighted at Sandwych, which vessel afterwards broke up and foundered, by reason of the aforesaid goods being there without permission of the said Richard or his colleagues, as the said Richard declares, &c. And if they be not so adjudged as forfeited, then the said Elias to be quit, &c.

nil.

Saturday after the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 20 Edward I. [A.D. 1291-2], came Stephen le Oynter and acknowledged himself bound to John, the valet of John le Oynter, in the sum of 21s. 6d.; to be paid, viz., 6s. 6d. at Easter, and 5s. at Midsummer, Michaelmas, and Christmas.

nil.

Monday the morrow of mid-Lent, the same year, Walter le Mouner, of the ward of J[ohn] de Canterbury, (fn. 8) acknowledged that he had received from Geoffrey de Norton the sum of 10 marks to put out to merchandise to the use of the said Geoffrey, for which he will answer within the quinzaine of Easter unless prevented by tempest of the sea, &c., which peril will rest with the said Geoffrey and at his risk.

(Paid and is quit).

Folio 62.

nichil.

Monday before the Feast of St. Mark [25 April], 20 Edward I. [A.D. 1292], came Walter de Canefeud, butcher, and acknowledged himself bound to Stephen Asswy in the sum of 42s.; to be paid a fortnight after Midsummer, and unless, &c.

viijd. Rec' qt'.

Wednesday before the Feast of St. Mark [25 April] came Thomas Fitz Thomas of London and acknowledged to William de Wynchester the sum of £4 3s. 4d.; which he will pay at Michaelmas, and unless, &c. Paid 8d. for recognizance.

nil Rec' G. de Norton rec'.

The same day Richard de Mounpellers, apothecary, acknowledged himself bound to Reginald de la Roke, merchant of la Riole, and Gayllard de Gascony his merchant, in the sum of £40 for wine, which he will pay at Michaelmas; and unless, &c.

(Afterwards paid.)

sol.

xiijd.

Wednesday the eve of SS. Philip and James [1 May] came William le Lung, skinner, and acknowledged himself bound to Robert Burre de Canterbury in the sum of 10 marks; to be paid at the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.].

xiijd.

Monday before the Feast of St. John ante portam Latinam [6 May] came Laurence Bollock and acknowledged himself bound to Richard de Waledene, taverner, in the sum of £6 10s. 8d.; to be paid, viz., 40s. at Midsummer and Michaelmas, and the balance at Christmas.

xd.

Wednesday after the Feast of Invention of H. Cross [3 May] came Richard le Gras and acknowledged himself bound to Bartholomew de Rivers in the sum of 100s. 1d.; to be paid, viz., 50s. at the Feast of Pentecost, and the balance three weeks later.

nil.

Wednesday after the Feast of St. John ante portam Latinam [6 May] came Robert le Mareschal de "Smethefel" and acknowledged himself bound to Ralph Pecok, clerk, in the sum of 5 marks; to be paid at Midsummer, and unless, &c.

ijd.

The same day came Hugh le Eskot, cordwainer, and acknowledged himself bound to Stephen Aswy in the sum of 27s. 6d.; to be paid at Midsummer.

nil.

Friday before the Ascension [15 May] came Robert de Totenham, cordwainer, and acknowledged himself bound to Sir Robert Burnel, Bishop of Bath, in the sum of £7 4s.; to be paid at Michaelmas.

(Friday before the Feast of St. Thomas, Ap. [21 Dec.], came Thomas de St. Michael, attorney of the said Bishop, (fn. 9) and confessed that the said Robert had paid the said Bishop the sum aforesaid.)

Folio 62 b.

Friday before the Feast of Ascension [15 May], 20 Edward I. [A.D. 1292], came Simon le Fraunceys and undertook to restore the sum of 44s. 10d. which John le Neweman of Canterbury received from Adam de Rokesle, being part of a debt of 65s. 1d. for which the said John sued John le Gardiner, and which he proved before the Warden of London, and whereon the said Warden had sequestered the said money in the hands of the said Adam for the debt aforesaid; also to indemnify the said Adam in respect of the said 44s. 10d. in the event of any one coming within a fortnight and proving that the timber bought by the said Adam of the said John le Gardiner was his own and not the property of the vendor.

John de Banquell—to whom Ralph de Alegate had mortgaged a quitrent of 4 marks by the hands of William de Bettoyne for £20; to be paid, one moiety at the Feast of St. Hillary and the other a fortnight after Easter—came and acknowledged that the said Ralph had paid him the money aforesaid at the terms aforesaid, and he gave up the mortgage deed, and undertook to keep the said Ralph indemnified towards Laurence de Lodelawe in respect of the above debt.

"Amanicinus" Tarriz (fn. 10) appoints William Faner his attorney against Reymund Salvert in a plea of debt to profit himself and Emeryc his brother, &c., as well as against all others in any plea or plaint moved or to be moved.

Wednesday before Pentecost [25 May], 20 Edward I. [A.D. 1292], came William de Winchester, taverner, of Brentwood (de Bosco Arso), and acknowledged himself bound to William de la Fosie and Galard his valet in the sum of 54s.; to be paid at the Feast of St. Bartholomew.

The following Friday came Roger le Cheyner before Sir John le Blund (fn. 11) and William de Bettoyne, (fn. 12) Aldermen, and acknowledged himself bound to Sir Thomas de Asswell, Rector of the church of St. Antonin, in the sum of 12s.; to be paid, one moiety in the octave of H. Trinity and the other on the eve of St. John Baptist; and unless, &c.

Sunday the Feast of Pentecost [25 May] came John Tilli— to whom and to Ralph Poyntel Richard le Seur had acknowledged himself bound in the sum of £11 13s. on Thursday before the Feast of St. Botolph, anno 14; to be paid as appears in that year (fn. 13) —and acknowledged that the said Richard had satisfied him of his portion up to 100s.; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 10s. until, &c. And the recognizance made on the Thursday and year aforesaid is cancelled against (versus) the said John.

The same day came Henry de la March, potter, and William de la Foreste, cotiler, and acknowledged themselves bound to Alan de Alleston, potter, in the sum of £4 4s.; to be paid, viz., 14s. at the Feast of St. Osith, 10s. at the Feast of St. James, and 20s. at the Feast of St. "Fredesuyd" of Oxford, at Christmas, and at Easter; and unless, &c., as appears in a certain writing between them made, sealed with the signets of the said Henry and William.

Folio 63.

nil.

Saturday the eve of SS. Peter and Paul [29 June], 20 Edward I. [A.D. 1292], came Ralph Godchep, mercer, and acknowledged himself bound to William de Bettoyne and William Beck, executors and mainpernors of Jurdan Godchep, in the sum of £173 6s. 4d.; to be paid at Michaelmas.

(Because the said Ralph acknowledged the debt in the King's Exchequer, his recognizance is cancelled and annulled.)

nil.

Tuesday after the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul [29 June] came Ralph de Alegate, clerk, and acknowledged himself bound to William le Mazeliner in the sum of 10 marks; to be paid, one moiety at the Feast of All Saints and the other at Easter.

vjd.

The same day came Abraham le Taverner and acknowledged himself bound to Peter Munkut in the sum of 33s. 4d.; to be paid at the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula.

ijd.

Saturday before the Feast of Translation of St. Thomas, Martyr of Canterbury [7 July], 20 Edward I. [A.D. 1292], came John de Winchester, taverner, and acknowledged himself bound to George de Acre in the sum of 24s.; to be paid at Michaelmas.

na.

Wednesday before the Feast of St. Margaret [20 July] came Richard de Chiggewell before the Chamberlain of London and Thomas Box, Alderman, (fn. 14) and acknowledged himself bound to R[ichard de Gravesend], Bishop of London, in the sum of £88; to be paid in the octave of the Assumption B. M., and unless, &c. Richard de Chiggewell pro feodo.

iiijd.

Wednesday the morrow of St. Mary Magdalen [22 July] came Adam de Hakene, "peleter," and acknowledged himself bound to Cecilia de la More in the sum of 42s.; to be paid, one moiety at Michaelmas and the other at Christmas; and unless, &c.

nil.

Monday before the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], 20 Edward I. [A.D. 1292], came Geoffrey de Oxford, horse merchant, and Olive his wife and acknowledged themselves bound to Ralph Pecok in the sum of 20s.; to be paid on the day of the Translation of St. Edward, and unless, &c., as appears by a certain writing between them made.

viijd.

Tuesday before the Feast of St. Laurence [10 Aug.] came John de Bodele, "seller," and acknowledged himself bound to Peter Simon and Bartholomew de Vendines in the sum of £4; to be paid, one moiety eight days after the Feast of St. Bartholomew and the other at the Feast of St. Edward.

xxd.

Saturday the eve of St. Laurence [10 Aug.] came Robert Michegros, taverner, and acknowledged himself bound to John de Fincham, goldsmith, in the sum of £10; to be paid one year after Michaelmas.

(Monday following, viz., the morrow of St. Laurence, came the aforesaid John and acknowledged that the aforesaid Robert had satisfied him of the above £10.)

Folio 63 b.

nil.

Monday the morrow of St. Laurence [10 Aug.], 20 Edward I. [A.D. 1292], came Robert Michegros, taverner, and acknowledged himself bound to John de Fincham, goldsmith, in the sum of £10; to be paid on the day of the Assumption.

viijd.

Thursday the eve of the Assumption [15 Aug.] came John le Colier' and William de Bolinton and acknowledged themselves bound to Elias Barrau de Agens (fn. 15) in the sum of £4 6s. 8d.; to be paid three weeks after Michaelmas, &c.

iiijd.

The same day came Andrew le Furmager and Peter le Furbur and acknowledged themselves bound to Richard de Ethon', clerk, in the sum of 40s.; to be paid to the said Richard, or, in his absence from the City, to Thomas de Condut, viz., 10s. at the Feast of St. Bartholomew and at Michaelmas, and 20s. at Christmas.

(Of the above money the said Richard received from them on Friday after the Feast of Decollation of St. John Bapt [29 Aug.], 21 Edward I. [A.D. 1293], the sum of 2½ marks, and they ought to pay half a mark at Michaelmas next.)

viijd.

The same day came Roger de Frowick, goldsmith, and acknowledged himself bound to Peter Simon and Bartholomew de Vendines in the sum of £4 6s. 8d.; to be paid, viz., 40s. eight days after the Feast of St. Bartholomew, and 46s. 8d. at the Feast of St. Edward.

Friday before the Feast of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.] came John le Noreys and acknowledged himself bound to Adam Simon in the sum of 6s.; to be paid in a fortnight, and unless, &c.

The same day Henry Godale, a monk of Westminster, brought two Papal Bulls and acknowledged he had drawn Ivo le Bowyer, a layman, into a Court clerical, (fn. 16) and especially outside the City, (fn. 17) by reason of his privileges from the Roman see; and this in a plea of trespass or cause of mutilation (causa diffacionis); and this he will avow by his privileges if any one of the City should commit trespass against or defame his minor monks; and this......

viijd.

Sunday the Feast of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.], 20 Edward I. [A.D. 1292], came Robert atte Water, "chaundiler," and acknowledged himself bound to Roger le Barber in the sum of 6 marks; to be paid at the Feast of St. Edward, &c.

vjd.

Friday the Feast of Decollation of St. John Bapt [29 Aug.] came William Hewe and acknowledged himself bound to Bartholomew Rivers (de Riparus) and Gayllard his valet in the sum of 60s. for wine; to be paid in the octave of St. Edward, and unless, &c.

nil.

Tuesday after the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.] came Richard de Derby, clerk, and Roger de la Vine, blader, and acknowledged themselves bound to Hugh de Dunton' in the sum of 24s; to be paid, viz., 6s. in the octave of St. Michael, and 9s. at the Feast of All Saints and the Feast of St. Andrew.

xijd.

Friday after the Feast of Decollation of St. John Bapt. [29 Aug.] came William atte Stapeledehall (fn. 18) and acknowledged himself bound to John de la Tour (or de Turri), merchant of Basach, (fn. 19) and "Vide" his merchant, in the sum of £6 7s.; to be paid at Michaelmas.

xxijd.

Wednesday after Nativity B. M. [8 Sept.] came Simon de "Bronthon" (Brouthon ?) and acknowledged himself bound to Bartholomew de Rivers and Gaylard Fortoun in the sum of £11 2s.; to be paid in the octave of St. Mark.

Folio 64.

nil.

Thursday after the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.], 20 Edward I. [A.D. 1292], came Stephen le Oynter and acknowledged himself bound to William de Bettoyne in the sum of 14s.; to be paid on the Feast of St. Andrew.

nil.

Saturday before the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.] came Alan de Corboyl, goldsmith, and acknowledged that he had received from Costentine, a Preaching Friar, and John de la More his partner (socio suo) the sum of 34s. weight of silver (fn. 20) and 9s. 6d. weight of gold, the penny[weight] of gold being worth 10d.; sum total £4 15s. in gold, wherewith to make a chalice for delivery to the said Costentine and John at Christmas; and unless, &c.

vjd.

Wednesday after the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.] came John de Gloucestre and Reymund de Burdeus and acknowledged themselves bound to Elias Berraud and Gerard Somoun in the sum of 60s.; to be paid at the Feast of the Purification, and unless, &c.

Annus vicesimus primus.

Friday the morrow of St. Edmund, King [20 Nov.], 21 Edward I. [A.D. 1292], came Robert de Ebbegate, barber, and acknowledged himself bound to Bydau de Terremere, Reymund [and ?] Gilbert Marcays his attorney in the sum of £4; to be paid at Christmas.

Friday the Feast of St. Nicholas [6 Dec.] Nicholas Germeyn, tailor, acknowledged himself bound to Bartholomew Leuewyn' in the sum of £6; to be paid to him or to Philip de Dalling' or John Sparwe his attorneys, viz., 20s. at Christmas, and 5s. at Easter and following quarters until, &c.

Thursday after the Feast of Conception B. M. [8 Dec.] came Henry de Het, taverner, and acknowledged himself bound to Bartholomew de Vendines in the sum of 60s.; to be paid by instalments of 15s. at the Purification, and at Easter, Midsummer, and the Feast of St. Bartholomew; and unless, &c.

Tuesday before Christmas, 21 Edward I. [A.D. 1292], came Alexander de Waltham, "ferrur," and acknowledged himself bound to Alice Hauteyn in the sum of £14 7s.; to be paid, viz., 100s. at Easter and Midsummer, and the remainder at Michaelmas.

Saturday before the Purification [2 Feb.], 21 Edward I. [A.D. 1292-3], came Hugh Pope, "cossun," and acknowledged himself bound to Friar Thomas de Otteford ospit' (fn. 21) in the sum of 8 marks; to be paid one month after Easter.

Friday after the Feast of the Purification [2 Feb.], 21 Edward I. [A.D. 1292-3], came Richard de Mauncestre, taverner, and acknowledged himself bound to Remond Bovyn, merchant of Bordeus, in the sum of 30s.; to be paid by instalments of 10s. at the Feast of St. Peter in Cathedra, at Hokeday, and at Midsummer; and unless, &c.

Folio 64 b.

Tuesday the Feast of St. Matthias [24 Feb.], 21 Edward I. [A.D. 1292-3], came Fremund de Hoton' and acknowledged himself bound to Hugh de Gernemewe, clerk of the King's Chancery, in the sum of £7 4s.; to be paid at Midsummer.

The same day came Henry de Kent, "chaucer," Robert Sacker, and Baudewin Chaucer, and acknowledged themselves bound to Reginald de Meldeburne, "gorgerer," (fn. 22) in the sum of £10; to be paid, 100s. at Easter, and 100s. at the Feast of SS. Philip and James.

(Paid on Ascension Day, anno 21.)

nil ad instanciam G. de Norton' clerici.

Wednesday after the Feast of St. Matthias [24 Feb.] came William le Chandeler and acknowledged himself bound to Agnes de Amyas in the sum of 10 marks; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 2 marks; and unless, &c.

Friday after the same Feast came Ralph Blanmuster, weaver, and acknowledged himself bound for Walter Payn to Ralph Pecok, clerk, in the sum of 20s.; to be paid at Midsummer.

Friday before the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March] came Abraham le Taverner and acknowledged himself bound to Arnald Moneday and Peter "Mouncuck" his merchant in the sum of £6; to be paid, viz., 40s. at Easter, and £4 at Pentecost.

(Wednesday before the Feast of St. Laurence came Peter Monk[uck] and acknowledged that Abraham had satisfied him. Accordingly, &c).

Saturday in Ramis Palmarum (fn. 23) [22 March] came Geoffrey de Helweton and acknowledged [himself bound] to Hugh de Dunton in the sum of 12s. 6d.; to be paid one month after Easter.

nil pro inrot'.

Tuesday before the Feast of St. Mark [25 April], 21 Edward I. [A.D. 1293], came Edmund, son of Thomas de Estchep, and Walter le Wyte, "stocfismongere," and acknowledged themselves bound to Geoffrey de Norton' in the sum of 10 marks; to be paid at Michaelmas.

R p.

Wednesday before the Feast of St. Mark [25 April], 21 Edward I. [A.D. 1293], came Simon de "Bronkthon" (Broukthon?), a poulterer upon Walebrock, and acknowledged himself bound to Bartholomew de Rivers in the sum of £4 5s.; to be paid at the Feast of Pentecost, &c. Also the said Simon acknowledged to the said Bartholomew the sum of £10 10s.; to be paid at the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula, &c.

R p xiijd.

Friday the eve of St. James, Ap [25 July], 21 Edward I. [A.D. 1293], came Lambert Pote, residing in the house formerly belonging to Nicholas de Winchester, and acknowledged himself bound to Jakemin de Herchebewe in the sum of £7; to be paid by instalments of 30s. at Midsummer every year until, &c.

Folio 65.

Saturday the Feast of Decollation of St. John Bapt. [29 Aug.], 21 Edward I. [A.D. 1293], came Richard de Baldock and acknowledged himself bound to Alexander de Waltham, ironmonger, in the sum of 35s.; to be paid by instalments of 4d. every Sunday until, &c.

Saturday after the Feast of St. Giles [1 Sept.], 21 Edward I. [A.D. 1293], came Henry le Norreis, Geoffrey Bonmarche, "cordewaner," Roger de Wymbeldon, and Geoffrey de Chilhethe, "tannur," and acknowledged themselves bound to Bartholomew de Vendines in the sum of 30s; to be paid by weekly instalments of 5s. every Sunday until, &c.

Monday before the Feast of St. Edward [13 Oct.] came John de Paris, "bourser" of London, before the Warden and Chamberlain and acknowledged himself bound to William le Mazeliner in the sum of 27s.; to be paid, one moiety at Christmas and the other at Easter, and unless, &c.

Saturday the eve of All Saints [1 Nov.] came John de Bodele, taverner of Bredstrate, and acknowledged himself bound to Walter, son of Luke, in the sum of 2 marks; to be paid by instalments of half a mark at Christmas and following quarters.

Monday before the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.] came Roger de Donestaple, "peleter," and acknowledged himself bound to John de Bayton', clerk, in the sum of 6 marks; to be paid, viz., 40s. on the following Sunday, and 40s. at the Feast of the Purification, anno 22.

The same day came Geoffrey de Oxford and acknowledged himself bound to Henry de Geldeford, clerk, in the sum of 2 marks; to be paid, viz., 20s. [sic] at the Feast of the Purification, and 1 mark at the Feast of Pentecost.

The same day came John Hurel and acknowledged himself bound to Reginald de Reghe and Gaylard de Gascony in the sum of 12s.; to be paid at Easter.

The same day came Martin de Dollingham and acknowledged himself bound to Stephen Aswy......

Thursday after the Feast of St. Nicholas [6 Dec.], 22 Edward I. [A.D. 1293], came Gilbert le Bole and acknowledged himself bound to Goubert Gonel in the sum of £4 10s.; to be paid, one moiety on Sunday in mid-Lent and the other at Hokeday. The said Goubert puts in his place "Alnard" Johan to demand and receive......

(Friday the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude, anno 23, came Thomas de Suffolk, executor of "Arnaud" Johan, and acknowledged that the said Arnaud had received 45s.; and the said Goubert acknowledged......)

Saturday before the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 22 Edward I. [A.D. 1293-4], came Laurence de Lautham (?), "taillur," and acknowledged himself bound to Robert de Rokesle, senior, in the sum of 100s., which he will pay on the Feast of the Purification by mainprise of Richard Beaufis, "ceynturer," and Robert atte Watere, each of whom becomes surety for the whole debt; and unless, &c. This recognizance is entered on the rolls of J. le Bretun, Warden of the City.

Folio 65 b.

ijd.

Wednesday the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 22 Edward I. [A.D. 1293-4], came John de Stapelford, "peverer," (fn. 24) and acknowledged himself bound to Hugelin Seck in the sum of 18s. 7d.; to be paid by instalments of 5s. at St. Botolph's Fair, the Feast of St. Edward, and Christmas following, and 3s. 7d. at Easter.

nil.

Monday the eve of the Purification [2 Feb.] came Peter le Forbur and acknowledged himself bound to William de Betoyne in the sum of £4 18s. 10d. for arrears of rent of a house in Chepe; to be paid a fortnight after the Purification.

Friday after the Feast of St. Peter in Cathedra [22 Feb.], 22 Edward I. [A.D. 1293-4], Paul Godchep and Henry Dureme acknowledged themselves bound to William de Bettoyne, William Beck, and Ralph Godchep, executors of Jurdan Godchep, in the sum of 58 marks; to be paid, viz., 40s. at Easter, and 2 marks at Michaelmas and following quarters until, &c., as appears in a certain writing obligatory between them made; and unless, &c.

solucio.

(Monday the morrow of the Circumcision, anno 24, came the above William de "Betoyne" and acknowledged that the aforesaid Henry had satisfied him of the above debt. It is therefore cancelled.)

nil.

Wednesday before the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March] came Gilbert de Bassingeburn and acknowledged himself bound to Henry le Fundour in the sum of £4; to be paid by instalments of 2s. 6d. at Midsummer and Michaelmas, and so from term to term until, &c.

ijs. vjd.

The same day came Walter de Lotheberi and Alice his wife and acknowledged themselves bound to John Tilli in the sum of £15 15s.; to be paid by instalments of 5s. at Easter and Midsummer, and so from term to term until, &c.

nil.

Tuesday before the Feast of Annunciation B. M. [25 March] came Hugh de Watham, clerk of the Sheriffs, and Thomas Perceval, fripperer, and acknowledged themselves bound to Robert de Rokesle, Sheriff, in the sum of 20s.; viz., each for 10s.; to be paid at Midsummer.

sol.

xiiijd.

The following Wednesday came Robert de Kudeminstre, "chaucer," and acknowledged himself bound to Robert Gerandoun, burgess of Bordeaux, and Peter de Pount his merchant, in the sum of £20 10s.; to be paid at Midsummer, as appears by a certain writing obligatory in the possession of the said Peter.

nil.

Tuesday before Easter [18 April], 22 Edward I. [A.D. 1294], came Stephen de Paris, draper, and acknowledged himself bound to Sir Robert de Basinge in the sum of £42; to be paid on the following Friday, and unless, &c.

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The same day came William de Esthalle and acknowledged himself bound to Edmund le Fener in the sum of 4½ marks; to be paid a fortnight after Trinity.

[Recognizances continued in Letter-Book B, fo. 25 b.—Editor.]

Folio 66.

Monday before the Feast of Purification B. M. [2 Feb.], 9 Edward I. [A.D. 1280-1], in the Common Pleas in the Husting of London was read an agreement whereby John Herlebeck and Margaret his wife demised and granted to Roger the Tailor and Agnes his wife their house in the parish of St. Michael le Quern for a term of ten years; also three shops in the same parish for a term of three years, at an annual rent of 46s. 8d. payable to the guardian of the vestry of St. Paul's, and 13s. 4d. to the monks of St. Saviour's, Bermondsey.

The same day was read another agreement whereby John Everard and Gonora his wife granted to John atte Dene de Dorkinge, woolmonger, the tenement which the said Gonora bought of Jurdan de Schorne and his wife in Sivethenestrate, (fn. 25) in the parish of St. Olave towards the Tower, to hold for a term of sixteen years from Christmas, anno 9 Edward I. [A.D. 1280], paying annually to Ralph Ferrone, his heirs and assigns, the sum of 4s. 6d.; and to the nuns of Berkinge, by way of socage, 5 farthings. If the said grantors should wish during the said term to sell the said tenement, the lessee, his heirs and assigns were to be preferred to others by the sum of 20s. These being witnesses, (fn. 26) &c.

Folio 66 b.

The same day was read a writing whereby Robert de Kingeston and Isabella his wife demised to Robert de Suffolk certain houses in the parish of All Hallows de Heywarve, (fn. 27) situate between the tenement of the new Hospital of St. Mary without Bissopesgate on the west and Grenewycheslane (fn. 28) on the east; to hold for a term of fourteen years from Easter next on payment of 80 marks in hand, and an annual rent of 20s. to the nuns of Haliwell. These being witnesses, &c.

The same day was read another writing whereby Alianora de Horkesle in her own right demised to John de Nortwode all her houses and rents in the parish of St. Nicholas the Shambles, near the cloister of St. Martin le Grand, and elsewhere in the City of London, for a term of two years from Christmas, A.D. 1280, the lessee to surrender them at the end of the term in good repair. These being witnesses, &c.

Folio 67.

The same day was read the King's letter of licence to the Prior and Convent of the Hospital of St. Mary without Bissopesgate to purchase, and to William Godchep and Matilda his wife to sell, a certain messuage in the suburbs of London; also for the said Prior and Convent to receive 2 marks rent in London left to them by will of Roger Beyvin, (fn. 29) deceased, and 1 mark rent in the same City given to them by Geoffrey de Catenham, the Statute of Mortmain notwithstanding. Dated Westminster, 5 Dec., 9 Edward I. [A.D. 1280].

The same day was read a writing whereby Thomas le Marescal, taverner, and Avice his wife demised to William le Paternostrer (fn. 30) and Beatrix his wife a capital messuage and brewery, with two leads entire, a leaden trough, &c., formerly belonging to Reginald le Haberger, in the parish of St. Mary de Colecherche, near the Conduit. To hold for a term of six years from Christmas, anno 9 Edward I., paying annually for the King's socage in Lent the sum of 2½d.; to the Hospital at Ospringe, (fn. 31) 40s. by instalments of 20s. at Easter and Michaelmas, and to Walter le Cornewal 2 marks. The lessees to continue in enjoyment of the premises after the expiration of the term to recoup any disbursements made by reason of a tallage or other debt, whilst the lessors covenant to make good any loss accruing to the lessees by reason of any shop or solar becoming empty during the term. These being witnesses, &c.

Folio 67 b.

Monday the morrow of All Souls [2 Nov.], 9 Edward I. [A.D. 1281], was read a writing whereby James de Welleburne and Alice his wife demised to Robert de Meldeburne their house in Wodestrate, in the parish of St. Alban, situate near the property of William de Meldeburne and William Boyhz. To hold for a term of twelve years from Christmas, anno 10 Edward I. The lessees to be indemnified for all costs owing to defect of title, &c. These being witnesses, &c.

Wednesday before the Feast of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.], 9 Edward I. [A.D. 1281], was read a writing whereby John Marescal and Matilda his wife acknowledged that they had received the whole of their annual rent of 23s. 4d. due from Edmund Horn and Alice his wife for a certain tenement held of Cecilia, relict of John le Treyer, in Bregestrate, for a term of eleven years from Midsummer last; and the said John and Matilda covenant to indemnify the said Edmund and Alice for any disbursements made during the term on account of tallage or other aid or expense. These being witnesses, &c.

Folio 68.

Monday after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 10 Edward I. [A.D. 1281-2], was read a certain writing whereby Richard, son and heir of Richard Bonaventure, quitclaimed to Margery his daughter a moiety of three shops and a garden in the parish of St. Dunstan towards the Tower, for the sum of 20s. in hand paid. These being witnesses, &c.

The same day was read a certain writing whereby Richard, son of Richard Bonaventure, quitclaimed to William de Hodleye, pepperer, and Juliana his wife a moiety of the above three shops and garden for 20s. of silver in hand paid, &c.

The same day was read a writing whereby King Edward granted a licence to the Master and Brethren of the Hospital of St. Bartholomew, London, to enjoy an annual rent of 1 mark bequeathed to them by will of Geoffrey de Cadenham, the said rent issuing from a house held by William de Blythe in Crepelgate Street, the Statute of Mortmain notwithstanding, &c.

Folio 68 b.

Monday after Ash Wednesday [12 Feb.], 10 Edward I. [A.D. 1281-2], was read a certain writing whereby James de Troys, draper, and Avice his wife demised to William le Hurer, citizen and draper, their tenement in Candlewystrate, in the parish of St. Mary de Abbecherche, situate between the tenements formerly belonging to Robert de "Oggele" and Nicholas de Weston. To hold for a term of three years from Easter without service or rent for the sum of £12 13s. 4d. due to the lessee by the lessors for merchandise. The lessee to be repaid all costs, damages, &c., incurred through defect of title or other cause. If during the term the tenement be destroyed by fire, the same is to be rebuilt at the lessee's cost. These being witnesses, &c.

The same day was read another writing whereby William de Durham demised to Richard le Poter a tenement in the parish of St. Michael de Crokedelane, situate between the tenements formerly belonging to Robert de "Uggele" and Robert Sotel. To hold for a term of eight years from Christmas, anno 5 Edward I., for a sum of 80 marks in hand paid (præmanibus). The lessor covenants not to part with the seisin of the property without first satisfying the said Richard of such arrears of the sum of 80 marks as then remained, the term being diminished proportionately to the amounts from time to time paid.

Folio 69.

Monday after the Feast of St. Mark [25 April], 10 Edward I. [A.D. 1282], was read a certain writing whereby Henry le Rous demised to William le Pavour and Ermigarda his wife his capital house in the parish of St. Michael de Hoggenelane, (fn. 32) situate between Englenelane (fn. 33) towards the north and the church of St. Michael towards the south. To hold (with the exception of a solar to be occupied for life by the lessor and three shops held by Gregory le Lorimer) for a term of fifteen years from Easter next at an annual rent of 4 marks. The lessees to have the reversion of the above solar and shops at the lessor's death, and completion of the term for which the shops were held by the said Gregory. The lessees to keep the roof in repair, whilst the lessor covenants to see to the walls, &c.

Folio 69 b.

Friday before the Feast of St. Lucia, V. [13 Dec.], 11 Edward I. [A.D. 1282], Joyce, son of Richard le Pikard, acknowledged before William de "Faredone" (fn. 34) and William le "Mazoner," (fn. 35) Aldermen, and Hugh Motun, Chamberlain, a certain writing whereby he pledges his tenement in the parish of St. Leonard de Estchep, formerly belonging to Richard his father, as security for the peaceable enjoyment by Matthew le Chaundiler of a certain messuage held by him for a term of thirteen years by demise of Ralph le Tapicer and Alice his wife; the said messuage being situate in the parish of St. Michael de Crokedelane, and formerly the property of Ancel le Tronour. (fn. 36)

Monday after Palm Sunday [22 March], 11 Edward I. [A.D. 1282-3], a certain agreement was enrolled whereby John, son of Thomas Adrien, demised to John de Lincoln an annual quitrent of 4 marks issuing from a messuage in the parish of St. Laurence de Candlewystrate. To hold for a term of ten years from Easter, A.D. 1283, for which grant the said John de Lincoln gave 24 marks.

Folio 70.

Monday after the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.], 11 Edward I. [A.D. 1283], came Henry de Evre and John his son to the Guildhall in the presence of Sir Ralph de Alegate, clerk, and Martin Box, Sheriff, and caused a deed to be read whereby the aforesaid John granted to John de Cant' the moiety of a tenement formerly belonging to Roger Foth in the parish of St. Martin [sic] de la Hull, near Billingestate [sic], (fn. 37) and measuring 4 ells and 1 inch of the iron ells of Sir Edward, King of England, in front, 2¾ ells and half an ell in the rear, and 46½ ells of the like measure in depth; for which grant the said John de Cant' paid 13½ marks in hand, these being witnesses, viz., Henry le Galeys, the Mayor; Martin Box and Jordan Gudchep, Sheriffs; Wolmard de Essex, Alderman of the Ward; (fn. 38) Ralph de Alegate, clerk, William de Cumbe, Thomas Cros, Hermann the Teutonic, Robert le Treyer, John de Ippegrave, John de Storteford, Richard de Kinkeston, John le Noreys, John Stace, Gilbert le Barbur, John de Chesewyk, Serjeant of the Ward, John de Wodinton, &c.

The same day the above Henry quitclaimed to the above John de Cant' the above property for a sum of money in hand paid.

The same day was read a writing of agreement whereby Peter de Aldham and Sarah his wife demised and to ferm let to Alan the Baker a portion of the tenement formerly belonging to Stephen Costeyntem, in the parish of Aldermarichurche, situate near the tenement of Sir Henry le Waleys. To hold for a term of ten years from Midsummer, A.D. 1283. The lessee pays down 14 marks for the whole rent extending over eight years of the term, and covenants to pay 4 marks more for the remainder of the term.

Folio 70 b.

Thursday after the Feast of St. Andrew [30 Nov.], 12 Edward I. [A.D. 1283], was read and acknowledged before Hugh Motun, the Chamberlain, and others [not named], a certain writing of agreement whereby, on the previous Michaelmas Day, Stephen de Oxenrode and Matilda his wife demised to John Baudry, fishmonger, a portion of two shops, whereof one is situate in Bregestrete, in the parish of St. Margaret, and the other in the parish of St. Magnus, formerly left to the said Matilda by the will of Gilbert (William ?) de Chesewyk. To hold the same for a term of seven years, the lessee having the right of pre-emption in case of sale. The sum of 12 marks paid for the grant. Witnesses, Henry le Waleys, Mayor; Jurdan Godchep and Martin Box, Sheriffs; John Cros, William de Gravesend, John Cnotte, Robert Pykeman, Thomas Cros, Stephen Pykeman, William Jurdan, Adam de "Foleham," John de "Folham," Gilbert Clerk, and others [not named].

Footnotes

1 Near Bordeaux.
2 Castle Baynard.
3 Coleman Street Ward (?).
4 See note supra, p. 46.
5 A.D. 1288-9.
6 Meaning her private property or "widow's chamber." See 'Calendar of Wills, Court of Husting, London,' vol. i., Introd., p. xl.
7 Probably meaning the kermes, or Coccus ilicis and Coccus arborum, used for dyeing. See 'Lib. Cust.' (Rolls Series), Glossary, p. 805.
8 Tower Ward, Letter-Book C, fo. 6.
9 The Bishop had died in October.
10 Amanin de Terriz supra, p. 127, where he is styled a burgess of St. Emilion.
11 Bread Street Ward.
12 Queenhithe.
13 Vide supra, p. 97.
14 Walbrook Ward.
15 Agen, on the Garonne.
16 Or Court Christian, presided over by a bishop or his deputy.
17 It was bad enough, and contrary to the City's chartered rights, to compel a citizen to plead in a secular Court outside the City walls; it was worse to drag him before an eccleslastical Court.
18 In the parish of All Hallows, Barking. Hust. Roll 16 (56), 24 (38), 47 (110), 89 (30), (54). See also will of John le Brun ('Calendar of Wills, Court of Husting, London,' i. 363).
19 Probably Bazas or Barsac, near Bordeaux.
20 Printed in Riley's 'Memorials,' p. 29, where the editor states that the shilling weight of silver was threefifths of an ounce.
21 At Otteford, co. Kent, there was a hospital for lepers.
22 A maker of "gorgets," or armour for the throat; or possibly, as suggested by Riley (Introd., 'Memorials,' p. xxi), a maker of chin-cloths or wimples for covering the "gorge" or throat.
23 Saturday before Palm Sunday.
24 Pepperer.
25 Afterwards Sydon Lane, now Seething Lane.
26 Witnesses not named.
27 All Hallows the Great.
28 Now Greenwich Street, Upper Thames Street.
29 Proved in the Husting, A.D. 1278, Roll 9 (1). See 'Calendar of Wills, Court of Hust. Lond.,' i. 29.
30 Maker of pater nosters, or rosanes.
31 Near Faversham, Kent.
32 St. Michael, Wood Street. The site of the parish church is now occupied by a branch of the London Joint-Stock Bank.
33 "On the north side of this St. Michael's church is Mayden lane, now so called, but of old time Ingene lane or Ing lane."—Stow.
34 Ward of Ludgate and Newgate Within and Without. Afterwards known as the Ward of Farringdon.
35 Aldersgate Ward.
36 Weigher at the Tron, or beam, by which wool was specially weighed. The name "Ancel" (here, apparently, a Christian name, but sometimes found as a surname) itself signifies a little balance, being a diminutive of lance, the root of "balance." See Dr. Murray's 'New English Dictionary,' s.v. 'Auncel.'
37 Meaning St. Mary at Hill, near Billingsgate.
38 Billingsgate.


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