Folios 71 - 80

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Reginald R. Sharpe (editor)

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1899

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156-172

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'Folios 71 - 80', Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: A: 1275-1298 (1899), pp. 156-172. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33027 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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Folio 71.

nil pro inrotul'.

Thursday after the Feast of St. Lucia, V. [13 Dec.], in the presence of Sirs John de Gysors, (fn. 1) Anketin de Betteville, (fn. 2) and Ralph de Alegate, (fn. 3) Aldermen, was read a certain writing of agreement whereby Laurence de Waltham, tailor, and Alice his wife demised to Robert de Rokesle the elder, citizen of London, a messuage and shops in the parish of All Hallows de Grascherche, between the tenements of Roger le Avener and Roger le Poleter, and extending to the tenements of William de Croul and Richard le Paumer, late Marshal, towards the west. To hold for a term of ten years from Christmas, 12 Edward I. [A.D. 1283], paying annually the sum of 10s. to William de Croul, and 12d. to the lights in the church of St. Peter de Cornhull. Witnesses, Sir Henry le Waleys, Mayor; Jurdan Godchep and Martin Box, Sheriffs, &c.

(Dampn' quia terminus preteritus est. Et de misis conc' fuit prout patet alibi in Rotulo Custodis.)

Monday before the Feast of Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan], 12 Edward I. [A.D. 1283-4], was read in full Husting (fn. 4) before the Mayor and Aldermen a certain writing of agreement whereby John de Herefeud and Margaret his wife demised to Roger the Tailor and Agnes his wife a house and shops in the parish of St. Michael le Quern, near the tenements of Laurence de Frowyk, John de Horton, and Ralph Dunion, Canon of St. Paul's To hold for a term of ten years from Easter, 11 Edward I., paying to the guardian of St. Paul's Vestry annually 46s. 8d., and to the monks of St. Saviour's de Bermundeseye 13s. 6d. Witnesses, Sir Henry le Galeys, Mayor; Anketin le Draper, Walter le Whyte, William de Farendon, William le Mazeliner, William Clerk, and others [not named].

Folio 71 b.

Monday the Feast of St. Valentine [14 Feb.], 12 Edward I. [A.D. 1283-4], 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 del Heywarf, near Grenewichlane, and extending to the tenement of John de Gisors. To hold for a term of twenty-two years from Christmas, 12 Edward I. [A.D. 1283], for 40 marks in hand paid, and an annual rent of 20s. to the nuns of Haliwell.

Monday before Palm Sunday [2 April], 12 Edward I. [A.D. 1284], Henry le Galeys, the Mayor; Ralph de Alegate, (fn. 5) Robert de Rokesle, (fn. 6) John Fitz Peter, (fn. 7) Gregory de Rokesle, (fn. 8) Richard Aswy, (fn. 9) John de Norhampton, (fn. 10) John Adrien, (fn. 11) and other Aldermen, grant permission to the Wardens of the rents of London Bridge to let to Peter de Dokesworth three small houses in the parish of St. Dionis Bakecherche, on condition that he will lay out the sum of £10 on the repair of the said houses within a year and pay 46s. 8d., as appears in a certain deed of feoffment thereon made.

Folio 72.

Monday after the Invention of H. Cross [3 May], 12 Edward I [A.D. 1284], was read a writing whereby Adam le Potter and Sabine his wife, daughter of William de Durem', conveyed to Aubrey called "Pechoheros," (fn. 12) merchant of Dinaunt, certain houses in the parish of All Hallows de Bredstrete (received on their marriage from William de Durem' aforesaid and Sabine his wife, which Sabine inherited the same from John Vigel her brother), in return for the sum of 46 marks lent to them by the said Aubrey. To hold the same for a term of twelve years from Midsummer next, paying to the Hospital of St. Giles without London an annual sum of 16s., and to the lord the King 1d. for socage. Witnesses, Henry le Waleys, the Mayor; Martin Box and Jordan Godchep, Sheriffs; Anketin de Betteville, Alderman of the Ward; (fn. 13) Walter le Waleys, Richard de Murtone, Walter le Cordewaner, Alan the Tailor, Beadle of the Ward, and others [not named].

The same day was read a certain writing whereby Michael de St. Alban and Gonilda his wife quitclaimed to the Prior and Convent of H. Trinity, London, the land and houses in the parish of H. Trinity formerly demised to them by the said Prior and Convent for their lives. For which grant the said Prior and Convent granted to the said Michael, so long as he was content to live within the Priory without his wife, the use of a moiety of a house formerly belonging to Master Thomas Romain, together with a supply of daily food from the Convent kitchen. If the said Michael left the Convent for more than a month, he was to receive a weekly allowance of 5d. in lieu of his food, or 20s. a year if he chose to leave the Convent altogether His wife, too, so long as she lived apart from her husband, was to receive a yearly allowance of 10s. from the Convent's cellarer, whether her husband were alive or dead, saving to the said Michael and Gonilda their right to bread and ale under a deed sealed with the conventual seal. The same annuities were to be paid to the said husband and wife if they came together again, in addition to an allowance of bread and ale. Witnesses, Sir H. de Galeys, Mayor; Jordan Godchep and Martin Box, Sheriffs; John de Norhampton, Alderman of the Ward; (fn. 14) John de Enefeud, Thomas the Tailor, Robert de "Coringho," German the clerk, John de Stanes, and others [not named].

Folio 72 b.

Monday in the octave of H. Trinity [4 June], 12 Edward I. [A.D. 1284], was read a writing whereby Thomas Fitz Thomas demised to Duracius Huberti, Ralph Scolaru, Ubert Doyr, Ralph Bonagunde, and Brachius Gerardi, merchants of Florence, of the Society of Pulci (Pullicum) and Dembertini, a capital mansion with garden, &c., near St. Clement's Lane, in the parish of St. Edmund, King and Martyr, containing in length 8 ells of the iron ells of Sir Edward, the King of England, and in depth 4¾ ells. To hold for a term of five years from Michaelmas at an annual rent of 7 marks. In the event of the merchants being prevented from occupying the premises by war or other reason, a proportion of rent paid is to be returned. Witnesses, Henry le Waleys, Mayor; Jordan Gudchep and Martin Box, Sheriffs; Nicholas de Wynchester, Alderman of the Ward; (fn. 15) Philip "Assee" (?), William de Kelwedon, Gilbert le Marescal, John le Poter, Henry le Bole, Gregory de Rokesle, and others [not named].

Folio 73.

Friday the morrow of St. Laurence [10 Aug.] was read a writing whereby John, son of Robert de Ware, acknowledged himself bound to Sir Richard Fillol, Knt., in the sum of 10 marks; to be paid at the house of John Gille a fortnight after Michaelmas, for payment of which he pledges certain rents due to him from Walter de Essex. Dated London, Monday before the Feast of St. Laurence [10 Aug.], 12 Edward I. [A.D. 1284].

Monday before the Feast of St. Edward [13 Oct.], 12 Edward I. [A.D. 1284], was read a writing whereby John de Hereford, "tundur," and Margaret his wife demised to Roger le Tayllur and Agnes his wife a capital messuage in the parish of St. Michael le Quern (Seint Michel au ble), situate near houses once belonging to Laurence de Frowyk and Ralph Dunion, Canon of St. Paul's. To hold for a term of sixteen years from Easter last, paying to the guardian of the Revestiarye of St. Paul's an annual sum of 46s. 8d., and to the monks of St. Saviour's 13s. 4d. Witnesses, Sir Henry le Waleys, Mayor; Jurdan Godchep and Martin Box, Sheriffs; William de Farendon, Alderman of the Ward, (fn. 16) William le Mazener, and others [not named].

Folio 73 b.

Monday before the Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct.], 12 Edward I. [A.D. 1284], was read in full Husting in Pleas of Lands (fn. 17) a writing of agreement whereby Matilda, daughter of Geoffrey Jordan, demised to Simon Godard a tenement in the parish of St. Antonin, near the tenements of Adam de Blakeney and Robert de Assendon. To hold for a term of five and a half years from Michaelmas, at an annual rent of 6½ marks. Witnesses, Henry le Waleys, Mayor; Matthew de Cornhull and Robert de Roquesle, Sheriffs (the said Henry le Waleys being Alderman of the Ward (fn. 18) ); William le Mazeliner, Adam de Blakeney, William de Hereford, John de Bonquer, Hugh Motun, Ralph Adrian, William de "Beuttune," Alan, Serjeant of the Ward, John Clerk, and others [not named].

Folio 74.

Monday before the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.], 12 Edward I. [A.D. 1284], was read in full Husting, (fn. 19) in Pleas of Lands a certain writing whereby Roger de Combe, feliper, and Isabella his wife demised to Adam de Blakeneye 1 mark annual quitrent which the said Isabella had by bequest of Agnes her mother, the same being reserved on a house which Robert le Sayer gave to Richard de Dunstaple in free marriage with Johanna his daughter, situate in the parish of St. Andrew Huberd. To hold the said quitrent for a term of thirteen years from Christmas, anno 1285, or until the executors of Henry de Farnham are satisfied of a debt due from Stephen, son of Robert le Sayer aforesaid. Witnesses, Henry le Waleys, Mayor; Martin Box, Sheriff; Wlmer de Essex, Alderman of the Ward; (fn. 20) William de Combe, John de Kent, Benedict de Hakeneye, John Brocher, Adam Box, Ralph Pykeman, Thomas Cros, Richard de Kyingestone, William de Sumersete, and others [not named].

Monday before the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.], 12 Edward I. [A.D. 1284], was read in full Husting in Pleas of Land (fn. 21) a certain writing whereby Gilbert, son of William le Braeler, quitclaimed to John le Marberer and Edith his wife certain land and houses in the parish of St. Dunstan, near the new Temple, acquired by gift and feoffment of William le Gaunter and Matilda his wife, for a rose to be paid at Midsummer. Witnesses, Sir Henry le Galeys, Mayor; Jordan Godchep and Martin Box, Sheriffs, William de Farendon, Alderman of the Ward; Hamo le Moneur, Nicholas le Torneour, Robert le Orfevere, Richard le Coronour, Richard de Newerke, John Clerk, and others [not named].

Folio 74 b.

Tuesday the morrow of St. Edmund, King and Martyr [20 Nov.], 13 Edward I. [A.D. 1284], before G. de Rokesle, Mayor; Ralph le Blound, Alderman; Stephen de Cornhull, Sheriff; Hugh Motun, Chamberlain of the Guildhall; and John de Batequell, Clerk of the City, (fn. 22) was read a writing whereby Robert de Esthalle and Johanna his wife, of county Monmouth (?), demised to William de Causton and Alice his wife 6 marks annual quitrent due from John le Chaundiler for two shops held by Richard Mele in Chepe, in the parish of St. Vedast. To hold for a term of twelve years from Christmas, for the sum of 38 marks to the said Robert and Johanna in hand paid; unless the said Robert and Johanna should pay to the said William and Alice the sum of 19 marks within the half term. The said William and Alice to have the right of pre-emption by 1 mark in case of sale of the rent within the term. Witnesses, G. de "Rokele," Mayor; Stephen de Cornhull, Robert de "Rokesle," Sheriffs; William de Farndon, John de Gloucester, Robert atte More, "seller," Robert de Folesham, Michael de Hatfeud, Richard Melde, John le Chaundiler, [and] Gilbert le Seller.

Monday before the Feast of Purification B. M. [2 Feb.], 13 Edward I. [A.D. 1284-5], was read a certain writing in full Husting and enrolled in the book of recognizances, viz., a pardon granted by the King at the instance of his beloved kinswomen, Isabella and Johanna, (fn. 23) and of his faithful Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester and Hereford, to Alexander le Feron for his complicity with Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, (fn. 24) a remission of any outlawry that may have been passed upon him, and grant of the King's peace. Dated Marleberge, (fn. 25) 7 Jan., 13 Edward I. [A.D. 1284-5].

Folio 75.

Monday after the Feast of St. Margaret [20 July], 13 Edward I. [A.D. 1285], was read in full Husting a deed of covenant whereby Thomas, called the Marshal of the Conduit of London, demised to Andrew le Armurer and Alice his wife a certain shop in the parish of St. Mary de Colchurch. To hold for their lives in return for 8 marks advanced by them to the grantor at a time of urgent necessity, and an annual rent of 2 marks after the expiration of four years. Witnesses, Sir Ralph de Sandwych, Warden of the City; Stephen de Cornhull and Robert de Rokesle, Sheriffs; Thomas Romeyn, John le Coffrer, Richard le Forner, William le Paternostrer, Adam de St. Alban, Hugh le Barber, Adam le Chaundeler, Hamo le Ferron, John le Rouler, John de Wydetone, clerk, and others [not named].

Monday before the Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May], 14 Edward I. [A.D. 1286], a writing was acknowledged whereby Roger Gerard, fishmonger, and Dionisia his wife demised to John de Foleham an annual quitrent of 20s. issuing from a tenement inhabited by John de Depe in the parish of St. Magnus. To hold for a term of sixteen years from Michaelmas Witnesses, Sir Ralph de Sandwych; John Wade and Walter le Blound, Sheriffs; Josep le Akatur, Alderman of the Ward; (fn. 26) Adam de Foleham, John le Juvene, Robert Lambin, Milo de Oystergate, John Clerk, and others [not named].

Folio 75 b.

Tuesday after the Feast of H. Trinity [9 June], 14 Edward I. [A.D. 1286], was read a certain writing whereby John Fitz Simon, Knt., and Margery his wife quitclaimed to Henry le Galeys a capital messuage in the parish of St. Mary de Aldermariberi, (fn. 27) together with the advowsons to the churches appertaining to the said messuage, which had been devised by will to the said Margery for life by Thomas de Basinges, her former husband, (fn. 28) for which grant the said Henry grants in exchange an annual rent of 6 marks, 6 shillings and 8 pence to the said John and Margery for the lifetime of the said Margery, the rent being charged as follows, viz., 20s. on the tenement of Stephen le Coperbeter in Bassieshawe, 24s. 2d. on the tenement of William le Mouner in the parish of St. Mary de Berkingecherche (fn. 29) towards the Tower; 7s. 7d. on the tenement of William Fleming at Holeburne; 15s. 6d. on the tenement of Hugh de Windlesors towards Crepelgate; 18s. 8d. on the tenement of Bartholomew de Westminster; and 15d. on the tenement of Stephen de Homlane. In testimony whereof the parties set to their seals in full Husting and caused their agreement to be enrolled. Witnesses, Sir Ralph de Sandwych, Warden of the City; Walter le Blound and John Wade, Sheriffs; Gregory de Rokesle, Robert de Basinges, Richard Aswy, Richard Poyntel, Thomas Sely, and others [not named]. Dated London, Tuesday after the Feast of H. Trinity, 14 Edward I. [A.D. 1286].

The same day William, son of Nicholas Pessun, Knt., and Petronilla his wife demised to Elias Russel and Juliana his wife an annual quitrent of 36s. 8d. charged on a house held by Robert the Tailor in the parish of St. Michael within Alegate. (fn. 30) To hold for a term of twelve years from Easter, anno 14 Edward I. Witnesses, Sir Ralph de Sandwych, Warden of London; Walter le Blond, John Wade, Sheriffs; John de Norhampton, Alderman [of the Ward (fn. 31) ]; John de Enefeud, Robert de "Coringeham," Serjeant of the Ward, and others.

Folio 76.

Tuesday after the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 14 Edward I. [A.D. 1285-6], it was ordained by Gregory de Rokesle, Henry le Galeis, Philip le Taillur, John de Batquille, and other reputable men of the City-by whose decision the foreign merchants and brokers dealing with wines in the City bound themselves of their own free will, by oath in a full Husting held on the day aforesaid, to abide-that from the Feast of the Annunciation [25 March] in the above year the said merchants should for the future give the brokers no more than 3d. for brokerage on every cask of wine sold by them in the City, and that the brokers should receive no more, the foreign merchants agreeing to pay the brokers the sum of 6d. for every cask sold up to the said Feast, as they will be able reasonably to show, &c. (fn. 32) .

(Quere plus de ista materia in fine penultimi quaterni per breve domini Regis (fn. 33) .)

Monday after the Feast of H. Trinity [9 June], 14 Edward I. [A.D. 1286], was read a certain writing whereby William "Varage" (or "Barache") granted to Henry, son of Wybert de Arraz, on marriage with Philippa his daughter, the sum of 75 marks, which, with the assent of the said Henry, he pays to Matthew de Columbers and James de Columbers and other creditors of the said Henry. The said William further agrees to find the said Henry and Philippa his wife and two brothers and sisters of the said Henry in all necessaries for a term of eight years from the Feast of the Ascension; in return for which the said Henry assigns to the said William all his tenements and rents within the City, also his manor of la Grave in the county of Buckingham, and 6 marks annual rent of a certain mill at Ware, for the term aforesaid. Out of the surplus profits the said William is to put the two brothers of the said Henry to befitting work in the City and find a suitable husband for his sister. At the expiration of the term the property to be surrendered in good condition to the said Henry or his heirs Witnesses, Sir Ralph de Sandwych, Warden of the City; Philip le Taylur, Gregory de Rokesle, Philip de Wilebi, John de Gisors, and others.

Folio 76 b.

Monday before the Feast of St. Laurence [10 Aug], 14 Edward I. [1286], was read a writing wherein "Gillem" Barache, vintner of London, acknowledges to have received from "El," son of "Pere Cuku," a letter containing the sum of £122 10s. of "torneys," (fn. 34) which Sir Wauter de Chastellun, Sire de "Kersi," (fn. 35) Constable of Chaumpayne, owed to "Jake" de Columbers; and also another letter whereby Matthew de Columbers becomes surety for the above debt. The said Gillem covenants to hold the said "El" harmless in respect of the above letters, &c.

Deed of covenant by "El Cuk'," merchant of "Seint Milioun," (fn. 36) that he will take into account any payment or further security he may receive besides the two letters mentioned above, in settlement of a bond entered into by William Barache to pay him the sum of £18 by the Feast of All Saints, A.D. 1286.

Folio 77.

Monday after the Commemoration of Souls [2 Nov.], 14 Edward I. [A.D. 1286], was read a writing whereby Thomas Kari demised to Roger de Evere, "ferrun," a solar in the parish of St. Mary de Colchirche, opposite the Conduit of London, situate between the shops of Adam de St. Auban the younger and Hamund le Ferrun. To hold for the term of his life, at an annual rent of 8s. Witnesses, Adam de St. Auban the younger, Richard de Campes, Hamund le Ferrun, Adam de St. Auban the elder (le ancien), Adam le Saucer, William de [sic] Balauncer, Salamon le Cotiller, John and Henry le Coffrer, John le Clerc, and others [not named].

Folio 77 b.

Tuesday after the Commemoration of Souls [2 Nov.], 14 Edward I. [A.D. 1286], was read a writing whereby Reginald Pain and Lucy his wife demised to John de Hertford a certain tenement and garden in the parish of St. Botolph without Bissopesgate, situate near the tenements of Thomas Broning and Geoffrey de Ponte. To hold for a term of twelve years from Easter last, paying an annual rent of 6s. to the Hospital of St. Mary without Bissopesgate.

Friday before Palm Sunday [30 March], 15 Edward I. [A.D. 1287], came William de Betoyne and acknowledged that he had received on deposit from Nicholas de "Burton" and Walter his brother the sum of 100 marks, on condition that if a fine be levied in the Court of the lord the King touching the lands of John de Staunford and Isabella his wife in the parishes of Schawe and "Thacham," (fn. 37) between the said Nicholas and Walter on the one part and the said John and Isabella on the other, before the Feast of Invention of H. Cross next ensuing, the said money should be delivered to the said John and Isabella, otherwise the money should be delivered to the said Nicholas and Walter, and the lands be restored to the said John and Isabella, the said Nicholas and Walter being allowed expenses incurred.

(Cancelled by enrolment made the Wednesday following (fn. 38) [sic].) Monday after the Feast of St. Matthew [21 Sept.], 15 Edward I. [A.D. 1287], was read a certain writing whereby Clarekin Felin (fn. 39) and Agnes his wife, (fn. 40) daughter of Henry de "Sulberi," conveyed to Edmund Horn a certain house (fn. 41) with free access to the Thames, situate near the houses of Walter le Blound and Luke le Ayler. To hold for a term of thirteen years from the morrow of the Blessed Virgin Mary, A.D. 1286, at an annual rent of 10s., which is prepaid for the whole term. The lessors quitclaim the property free from all wharfage demands that can be made in respect of the said house Witnesses, Sir Ralph de Sandwych, Warden of the City; Walter le Blound, John Wade, Josep le Akatur, Alderman of the Ward, (fn. 42) Adam de Foleham, Robert Lambin, John de Foleham, John Bener', William Jurdan, Milo de Oystergate, William de Evere, Luke le Ayler, Michael Clerk, and others [not named].

Folio 78.

Wednesday the eve of SS. Philip and James [1 May], 15 Edward I. [A.D. 1287], came Nicholas de "Burthon" and Walter his brother and acknowledged that John de Staunford, mercer, and Isabella his wife had caused a fine to be levied in the Court of the lord the King on their land, &c., in the parishes of Schawe and "Thaham," according to an agreement previously made on Friday before Palm Sunday; so that the said Nicholas and Walter agree that William de Bettoyne shall deliver to the said John and Isabella the sum of 100 marks deposited with him. (fn. 43)

Sunday after the Feast of SS. Philip and James [1 May], 15 Edward I. [A.D. 1287], Andrew le Formager demises to Robert de Malleton, tailor, and Agnes his wife his tenement in the parish of St. Mary de Wolcherchawe, near the tenements of Walter de Berdene and Thomas de Conduit. To hold for the term of eight years from Easter, paying 29 marks in hand and an annual rent of 1 mark. The lessees to take other rents and to pay to Hugh le Blound and Thomas Romeyn certain specified sums. The lessor to be allowed to build a chamber outside the tenement of the said Hugh and to have access to a solar beyond (ultra) the chamber during daytime for the purpose of storing merchandise therein. In case of sale or grant of further term by the lessor, the lessees to have priority by one mark. Witnesses, Sir Ralph de Sandwych, Knt., Warden of the City; Walter Hauteyn and Thomas Cros, Sheriffs; Robert de Arras, Alderman of the Ward; (fn. 44) Salomon le Cotiler, Peter de Terringe, John Skip, Thomas de Conduit, Richard le Cu, Nicholas le Barber, John Clerk, and others [not named].

Folio 78 b.

Monday before the Feast of Assumption V. M. [15 Aug.], 15 Edward I. [A.D. 1287], was read a writing whereby John Gille demised to Martin Box an annual quitrent of 2 marks issuing from all his tenements in the parish of All Hallows de Garschirche. To hold for a term of thirteen years from Midsummer last in return for the sum of 26 marks in hand paid. Witnesses, Sir Ralph de Sandwych, Knt., Warden of the City; Thomas Cros and Walter Hauteyn, Sheriffs; Henry de Evre, Henry Bole, William Marescall, John Burel, John Wyldmy, Richard le Ceynturer, John Saddler, and many others (multis aliis).

Monday after the Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct.], 15 Edward I. [A.D. 1287], was read a certain writing whereby Thomas, son of Edward le Blund, demised to Hugh de Chelmersford and Alice his wife two houses in the parish of St. Benedict Shorhog, situate near the tenements of William le Mazeliner and Laurence le Ganter, (fn. 45) for the term of their lives, at an annual rent of 44s. Witnesses, Sir Ralph de Sandwych, Warden of the City; William de Hereford and Thomas Stanes, Sheriffs; William le Mazeliner, Simon Godard, John Heyron, Robert (?) Clerk, and others [not named].

Folio 79.

Monday before the Feast of St. Andrew [30 Nov.], 16 Edward I. [A.D. 1287], was read a writing of agreement whereby John Cros and Mariota de Bradestrate his wife granted and to ferm let to Walter de Witeford a shop in Sopperlane, near to Kyrunelane (fn. 46) on the east, and the lands and tenements belonging to the Prioress and Nuns of Haliwelle and to Ernard de Oxford. To hold for a term of twelve years from Easter last, paying for the first six years an annual rent of 15s. The lessee to find material for repairing the roof of the said shop, whilst the lessors agree to provide all other necessaries. In case of sale or demise for further term the lessee to have priority by half a mark. For this grant the lessee pays to the lessors the sum of 5 marks in hand. Witnesses, Sir Ralph de Sandwych, Warden of the City and Warden of the same Ward; (fn. 47) Ralph le Blound, William le Mazeliner, William de Hereford, William de Bettoyne, Roger Wastel, Richard le Kayer, Peter Clerk, and others [not named].

Monday after the Feast of Purification [2 Feb.], 16 Edward I. [A.D. 1287-8], was read a certain writing whereby Hamo le Ferrun and Isabella his wife demised to Gilbert de Ufford, potter, and Alice his wife, their tenement in Bordhawe, (fn. 48) in the parish of St. Mary de Colecherche, near the tenements of Martin Hauteyn and John Patrick. To hold for a term of six years from Easter next at an annual rent of 20s. In case of sale the lessees to have the right of pre-emption by 40 sterlinges, and by 12 sterlinges in case of further lease. The lessees pay the lessors 60s. in hand. Witnesses, Ralph de Sandwich, Warden of the City; William de Hereford and Thomas de Stanes, Sheriffs; William de Betton, John le Coffrer, Adam le Chaundiler, Salomon le Cotiler, John Patrick, Geoffrey Patrick, Adam de St. Alban, junior, Walter Hardi, John Clerk, and others [not named].

Folio 79 b.

The same day was read a certain writing of defeasance of a grant by Robert de Esthalle and Johanna his wife to Thomas Romayn and Juliana his wife of a certain tenement in the parish of Aldermaricherche near the tenement of Hugh Motun, in perpetuity, at an annual rent of 10l. and one pound of cumin. At the end of twenty years, if the said Thomas and Juliana so wish, the property to revert, the lessees being allowed a sum of money for disbursements, &c. Witnesses, Sir Ralph de Sandwych, Warden of the City; Thomas de Stanes and William de Hereford, Sheriffs; Henry le Waleys, Alderman of the Ward; (fn. 49) Robert de Arras, Hugh Motun, Robert Sackere, Robert de Kidemenstre, William le Chaundiler, William Beck, Robert Wylebeck, Thomas Heyrun, and William de Somersete, clerk. Dated London, Friday after the Feast of Purification [2 Feb.], 16 Edward I. [A.D. 1287-8].

The same day was read a certain writing of defeasance of a grant by Ralph Hardel to Arnald Skynat and Reymund de Nevile, merchants of Tholouse, of an annual quitrent of 10 marks issuing from his lands, rents, and tenements in the parish of St. Martin in the Vintry, upon condition of payment by the said Ralph to the said Arnald and Reymund of the sum of 28l. 6s. 8d.

Folio 80.

Monday the morrow of St. Mark [25 April], 16 Edward I. [A.D.1288], there came in full Husting in Pleas of Land Michael de Meledon and John Godsalin, attorneys of the Earl of Cornwall, and put their claim, on behalf of the said Earl and Ralph the Rector of the House of Asseregge (fn. 50) and Convent of the same, upon Ralph del North de "Hemelhamelstede," (fn. 51) John Laurence his brother, Adam, son of the said Ralph, Gilbert and Jurdan his brothers, Robert Podifat, Robert de la Forde, John de la Burne, and ......, as being their bondmen (nativos) and fugitives, seisin having been given to them one month after Michaelmas, anno 15 Edward I. They pray that the said fugitives may not be admitted to the freedom of the City, inasmuch as they were prepared to prosecute them as their bondmen and fugitives quando, &c. (fn. 52)

Monday after the Invention of H. Cross [3 May], 16 Edward I. [A.D. 1288], a certain writing was read before Sir Ralph de Hingeham, the King's Justiciar, and Ralph de Sandwych, Warden of the City, and the Aldermen, whereby Geoffrey, son and heir of Stephen de Mundene, confirmed a lease granted by his father to Thomas Romeyn of a tenement in the parish of St. Antonin, situate near the tenements of John le Vavaseur and Robert de Arras, for a term of nineteen years from Christmas, anno 15 Edward I., for the sum of 75 marks in hand paid, and extending the term by one year for the remission of a debt of 10 marks due from his father to the said Thomas. Witnesses, Sirs John de Lovetot, William de Carleton, Roger de Leycestre, Gregory de Rokesle, John de Bakewelle, William le Mazeliner, Robert de Basinge, Joyce le Akatur, William de Farindone, William de Somersete, clerk, and others [not named]. Dated London, the Feast of SS. Philip and James [1 May], 16 Edward I. [A.D. 1288].

Folio 80 b.

The same day was read a certain writing wherein Thomas Romeyn acknowledged that he had delivered to Geoffrey, son of Stephen de Mundene, two deeds whereby the said Stephen had conveyed to him two tenements and a shop in the parishes of H. Trinity the Less and St. Matthew de Fridayestrate, and the said Geoffrey had confirmed to him a lease of a tenement in the parish of St. Antonin. He quitclaims to the said Geoffrey all his claim to the above tenements under the deeds aforesaid with the exception of the warranty to the above tenements. Witnesses, Sirs John de Lovetot, William de Carleton, Roger de Leycestre, Walter Hauteyn, Richard le Furners, William de Bettoyne, Simon Godard, William de Somersete, clerk, and others [not named].

Monday the morrow of the Assumption [15 Aug.], 16 Edward I. [A.D. 1288], came Richard, son of Richard le Kissere, (fn. 53) and acknowledged that he had received from Reginald Poyntel, one of the executors of his father, the sum of £4 in part payment of one-third of his father's goods.

Monday before the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.], 16 Edward I. [A.D. 1288], a writing was enrolled before the Chamberlain of London in a book de reconvencionibus, whereby John le Poter covenanted with the Abbat and Convent of Ramsey (fn. 54) to build in their house a new laundry (lavatorium) of good and durable metal, 33 feet in length and 2½ feet or more in height, of strong and sufficient thickness, together with sixteen copper keys (clavibus) of subtle design and richly gilt, and four fillets (filetis) through the centre, similarly made of copper richly gilt, in return for 45 marks and a gown, whereof the sum of £10 is to be paid in hand, and £10 at Easter next, and the balance when the work is finished. The said John to provide the keys and fillets, whilst the Abbat and Convent provide the tin and other necessaries, an account being rendered by the said John of the metal so received. The Convent covenants, further, to find the said John and two workmen in the following, viz., for himself every day two loaves of bread, one of monks' bread (panem monachi), the other of the hall (panem aule); also two gallons of beer from the Convent cask, and on flesh days a dish of meat (ferculum) and a pittance (pietanciam), whilst on fish days it would similarly provide a dish of fish and a pittance; for each of his servants, every day, two loaves of the hall and two gallons of household beer, on flesh days, to each a dish of meat, and on fish days a dish of fish. It covenants also to provide the said John's horse with hay and provender. Sureties for the said John, viz., "le Balauncer" [sic], William Cosyn, John le Coffrer, and Thomas de Norwych. Dated at "Ramesy," the Feast of St. Edward, King and Confessor [13 Oct.], A.D. 1288.

Footnotes

1 Alderman of Vintry Ward.
2 Bread Street Ward.
3 Cornhill.
4 This lease does not appear to be enrolled among the records of the Court of Husting, but on the day here named a deed was read and enrolled whereby John de Herefeud and Margery his wife conveyed to Roger the Tailor and Agnes an annual quitrent of 1 mark charged on a shop in the parish of St. Michael le Quern having metes and bounds very similar to those here described. Husting Roll 14 (147).
5 Cornhill Ward.
6 Lime Street Ward.
7 Coleman Street.
8 Dowgate.
9 Castle Baynard.
10 Aldgate.
11 Walbrook.
12 Probably a clerical mistake for "Pecheros." See p. 105, note 2.
13 Bread Street.
14 Aldgate.
15 Langbouin.
16 Vide supra, p 154, note 3.
17 The proceedings at this Court do not appear to have been enrolled.
18 Cordwainer Street.
19 Hust. Roll 15 (3), cedula attached.
20 Billingsgate.
21 This deed does not appear on the Roll.
22 The first mention of this officer, afterwards known as Common Clerk or Secretary of the City, and later as Town Clerk.
23 Possibly his aunts, daughters of King John.
24 The name of Alexander le "Ferun" appears in the City's 'Liber de Antiquis' (fo. 118 b) among those banished from the City for siding with Simon de Montfort.
25 Marlborough.
26 Bridge.
27 Aldermanbury.
28 Hust Roll 7 (48); 'Calendar of Wills, Hust Lond.,' i 23.
29 Otherwise All Hallows, Berking.
30 This parish formed part of the site of the Priory of H. Trinity, otherwise Christchurch, Aldgate.
31 Aldgate.
32 Cf. 'Liber Memorandoium,' fo. 1; 'Liber Horn,' fo. 261.
33 See writ dated "Ammbresberi." 13 Aug., 13 Edward I. Infra, fo. 127 b.
34 Reckoning the money by the livre tournois as distinct from the livre parisis, the former containing 20 sous, whilst the latter contained 25 sous.
35 Comte de Crécy, created Constable of Champagne 1286. See Michaud, 'Biog. Univ.,' s.v. "Chastillon (Gaucher iv. de)".
36 St. Emilion.
37 Thakeham, co. Sussex.
38 Vide infra, p. 167.
39 Described in Hust Roll 18 (33) as Clarekin "Filingny," and elsewhere as Clarekin "de Wolcherhawe" and Clerekyn "de Florencia de Wolchirchehawe." Hust. Roll 16 (82), (93).
40 Described elsewhere as daughter of Henry de "Suberi" or "Sudbiry" and of Alice de Oystergate Hust. Roll 16 (82), 18 (33).
41 Probably situated in the parish of St. Magnus Cf. Hust. Roll 18 (33).
42 Bridge.
43 Vide supra, p. 166.
44 Broad Street, at that time known as the Ward of "Lodingeberi," or Lothbury.
45 Glover.
46 Near the church of St. Michael, Paternoster Royal.
47 This is curious. It does not appear that Ralph de Sandwich was ever an alderman. The ward in which Soper Lane was situate was Cordwainer Street, of which Henry le Waleys was alderman.
48 According to Riley ('Memorials,' Introd, p. xi), this was probably the name of a board yard or timber-yard. It may have been so On the other hand, the fact that "Bordhawe" is mentioned in the will of Richard de Gloucestre ('Calendar of Wills Hust. of London,' i. 302) in connexion with "Giopecuntelane," and that the Stews in Southwark were known as the "Bordello," seems to point to a different interpretation.
49 Cordwainer Street.
50 Ashridge, in the parish of "Petston" (Pitstone, or Pightlesthorne), co Bucks, where Edmund, Earl of Cornwall, founded a college for a rector and twenty brethien or canons called "Bonhommes" (Tanner, 'Not. Monast.,' p. 32).
51 Hemel Hempstead, co. Herts.
52 Residence by a fugitive bondman in a chartered town for a year and a day conferred freedom and entitled him to the franchise.
53 According to Riley ('Memorials,' Introd., p. xxii), a maker, probably, of "cushes" or armour for the thighs.
54 A Benedictine abbey in co. Huntingdon.


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