Folios 1 - 6

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1900

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'Folios 1 - 6', Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: B: 1275-1312 (1900), pp. 1-15. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33035 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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CALENDAR OF LETTER-BOOKS OF THE CITY OF LONDON.

LETTER-BOOK B.

Folio 1 (cxxx b). (fn. 1)

Saturday before the Feast of Nativity B. M. [8 Sept], 9 Edward I. [A.D. 1281], in the presence of G[regory] de Rokesle, Mayor, W[illiam] de Farendone, N[icholas] de Wynchester, Sheriffs, Henry Waleys, William de Durham, John Horn, Philip the Tailor, John Addr[ian], John de Northampton, Robert de Meldeburn, Wlmar de Essex, and Simon de Haddestoke, Aldermen.

Inquisicio de nocte vagantibus.

Henry de Wynchester, Michael de "Womburne," Oliver the Goldsmith (le Orfevere), Walter de Molesham, Richard Bonaventure, Robert Pynnote, William de Clay, Nigel Lupus, (fn. 2) John Fuatard, "barbur," Thomasin le Barber, Alan de Schoresdich, John Aufre, Edward de Canterbury, goldsmith, Thomas le Fykes, Alan de Suffolk, taverner, Reginald, son of Emma le Barbere, Roger the Cook, "pasteler," (fn. 3) Reginald le Taverner, James le Reve, "pessoner," (fn. 4) Walter de Resslepe, John Squiret, Peter le Tableter, (fn. 5) John, son of Roger le Barber, William Stonhard, Ranulph le Taverner de Wolcherchawe, Laurence "Ballok," John le Fevere, Adam de Wynchester, John le Treiere, John Burnel, and Alan de Ewelle—arrested for divers trespasses, homicides, robberies, and assaults, and for being nightwalkers after curfew in the City with swords and bucklers, and for setting up games near the City, contrary to the King's peace and the ordinance and statutes of the City of London— say that they are guilty of none of these things, and as to this, each puts himself upon the verdict of four jurors of each Ward of the City aforesaid. Accordingly let there be an inquest thereon.

The jurors say upon oath that John Fuatard, barber, Alan de Suffolk, taverner, Reginald, son of Emma le Barber, Reginald le Taverner who stands (stat) with John de Hakeburne, Walter de Risslepe, Peter le Tableter, John, son of Roger le Barber, William Stonhard, and Ranulph le Taverner are not guilty of the trespasses aforesaid. They are therefore quit.

They also say that John le Treiere and James le Reve are quarrelsome (luctatores), but are not otherwise guilty. They are therefore released on bail.

They also say that Henry de Wynchester, Michael de "Womburne," Oliver the Goldsmith (Aurifaber), Walter de Molesham, Richard Bonaventure, William de Clay, Nigel Lupus, Alan de Schoresdich, John Aufre, Edward de Canterbury, goldsmith, Thomas [le] Fykers, Roger the Cook, "pasteler," [and] John le Fevere are night-walkers with swords and bucklers, contrary to the peace, &c., and statutes, &c. Let them therefore be kept in safe custody until, &c.

They also say that Laurence "Bullok," John Burnel, Alan de Ewelle, John Squyret, and Thomasin le Barber play dice in divers taverns after curfew, contrary to the statutes of the City. Let them therefore be kept in safe custody until, &c.

They also say that Adam de Wynchester, taverner, and Robert Pynnote are bullies (bellatores) by day and night, and are in the habit of taking reward from men for making assaults contrary to the King's peace. Let them therefore be kept in safe custody.

Afterwards, by assent of the said Mayor, Sheriffs, and Aldermen, it was granted and ordained that each of the aforesaid men, with the exception of Robert de [sic] Pynnote and Adam de Wynchester, should be released each by twelve mainpernors worth individually at least 100s., so that they have their mainpernors ready to mainprise them when required, on penalty of each mainpernor losing 100s.

Folio 1 b (cxxx).

Mainpernors of James le Reve—William de Bolintone, John de Stratford, Walter Jolyf, Robert de Rumbwe, Clement de Hestone, Geoffrey le Skot, Adam Broning, William Lumbard, Robert Love, Richard Matefrey, William de Theydene, Robert Ster.

Mainpernors of Henry de Winchester—William de Kelwedone, John le Braban, Ralph Jurdan, Gilbert le Marescal, John the Clerk, William de Laufare, John Heylheyl, Peter de Dokesworth, Michael le Potter, Richard Syward, Thomas Abel, Ralph de Len.

Mainpernors of Nigel "le Lou"—Gilbert Lupus, John Paynaset, Odo de Dorkinge, Thomas de Kingestone, Ralph de Londenestone, Thomas de Londenestone, Simon le Vannere, Bartholomew Chaumpeneys, William de Lodgate, John Baudri, Richard le Lou, Adam le Plomer.

Mainpernors of Walter de Molesham, valet of Robert Treyre (?) — Robert Sotel, Richard de St. Dunstan, tailor, Richard le Brasur (fn. 6) of St. Michael, Richard Horn, William le Cirger, (fn. 7) Robert de Oggele, Matthew le Chaundeler, Henry le Callere, (fn. 8) John Mylees, John Stacy, Roger de Ware, "stocfismongere," Thomas Geldeneye.

Mainpernors of John le Treyere—William Jurdan, pessoner, Adam de Foleham, "minor," Stephen Pikeman, Thomas Cros, Ralph Pikeman, John Brocher, Adam Box, baker, William Haunsard, Miles de Oystergate, William Pikeman, Richard de Kingestone, William de Gravessande.

Mainpernors of John Fuatard—John Gille, Ralph the Clerk, Gilbert de Colecestre, tailor, John de Beverle, tailor, William le Retundur, (fn. 9) John Grygrom (?), William de Chilham, cordwainer, Henry Finamour, Thomas Abel, Gylot le Barbur, Robert Bloundel, cook, Henry de Keysun, "bleter". (fn. 10)

Mainpernors of Richard Bonaventure—Reymund de Burdeus, William de Schordich, William de Haundle, "peverer," (fn. 11) Richard Bonaventure, senior, goldsmith, Geoffrey de Balesham, "fuster," (fn. 12) Thomas Bonaventure, goldsmith, Robert de Gloucester, goldsmith, Robert de Blye, fuster, David de la Lawe, Richard de Hakeburne, Stephen le Pikard, "Adinettus" the Goldsmith.

Folio 2 (cxxix b).

Mainpernors of Thomas le Fikeys—Thomas de Hakeburne, goldsmith, Robert de Cauntebrege, goldsmith, Richard de Hakeburne, goldsmith, Richard de Stanes, goldsmith, Nigil the Goldsmith, Isaac de Berkham, Hugh de la More, Martin de Ambesberi, William de Schordich, William Stonhard, Henry Nitingale, Philip le Estinor.

Mainpernors of Oliver de Estanes, goldsmith — Stephen Pykard, Robert de Bumstede, Walter le Enfaunt, Andrew Paternoster, (fn. 13) John de Schordich, William de Karlel, Thomas de Hakeburne, Richard de Estanes, Hugh de More, Anger the Goldsmith, Nigil the Goldsmith, John de la Bech.

Mainpernors of Laurence "Bollock"—Robert de Gatesdene, Benedict le Taverner, Adam de Windlesors, "orbatur," (fn. 14) Simon de Enefeud, "orbatur," Robert Sweting, mercer, Robert de Cauntebrege, goldsmith, Robert de Bumstede, Richard Bonaventure, senior, Richard de Hakeburne, Philip de Vileneve, Cristian le Taverner, Andrew the Goldsmith (le Orfevre).

Mainpernors of Thomasin le Barbur—Nicholas le Convers, goldsmith, John de Hakeburne, John de Cestrehunte, William de Odindone, tailor, Robert the Cook of Fridaystrate, Henry the Cook of Fridaystrate, Alan de Blye, Robert de Anemere, Ralph de Welles, Nicholas the Cook in St. Vedast Lane, Andrew le Chaundeler, Roger de Oxford, cordwainer.

Mainpernors of Edward de Canterbury—Roger de Fescampe, Ralph the Clerk, Robert de Odiham, John de Enefeud, goldsmith, Nicholas le Convers, John de Cesthunte, John de Hakeburne, William Stonhard, Philip Fitz John, Walter le Enfaunt, Ralph de Honilane, goldsmith, Robert de Gloucester, goldsmith.

Mainpernors of Michael de "Wonburne"—Robert de Cauntebrege, Robert de Odiham, Robert de Bumstede, Stephen de Oxenrode, Richard de Hakeburne, John de Enefeud, goldsmith, Ralph de Honilane, goldsmith, Philip Fitz John, Roger de Fescampe, Richard le Fiz, goldsmith, Robert de Gatesdene, Andrew the Goldsmith.

Mainpernors of Roger le Flauner (fn. 15) —John de Wodeham, Fulk the Cordwainer, William de Dunstaple, "seller," (fn. 16) Peter le Avener, William le Potter, William Priour, "cossun," (fn. 17) Roger de Chelmerford, taverner, Nicholas le Barbur near Walebrock, John de Lincoln, cordwainer, Thomas de Wincestre, lorimer, (fn. 18) John Suan, Norman le Pessoner, Henry de Duffinton, barber.

Mainpernors of Alan de Schordich—John de Schordich, Martin le "Bokikiler," (fn. 19) John le Loung, pessoner, Richard de Triplawe, Roger de Oxford, Theynot le Bokeler, John de Laufare, cordwainer, Richard de Waltham, coffrer, (fn. 20) John Long, tailor, Hamo le Paumer, John Suan, "sporier," (fn. 21) William the Cordwainer of Chepe.

Folio 2 b (cxxix).

Mainpernors of William de Clay—Reginald de Clay, William Friday, Richard de Hakeburne, John de Schyreburne, Isaac de Berkham, Philip de Sarum, Robert de Anemere, taverner, John de Northawe, Nicholas le Convers, Stephen le Chaucer, (fn. 22) Robert de St. Edmund, Andrew de Heyham.

Mainpernors of John Squiret—Henry de Cestrehunte, William le Hurer, (fn. 23) Thomas le Flauner, William de Hereford, peverer, Walter Cosin, Lamberd Cleys, John de Braban, Robert de Malines, Saer Sclabayl (?), Hugh de Farndone, goldsmith, William le Taylur de Douegate, Henry de Bolithe, goldsmith.

Mainpernors of Alan de Ewelle—Barunchin, merchant of Lucca, Daniot de Florence, Hugh de Luka, Opes de Luka, Binde de Florence, Geoffrey de Luka, Thomasin de Luka, Robert le Taylur, Michael de Provins, Terricus Baldwyn de Douay, Nicholas de York, John Feny de Ipree.

Folio 3 (cxxviij b).

Sunday the Feast of St. Matthew [21 Sept], 9 Edward I. [A.D. 1281], before G[regory] de Rokesley, Mayor, William de Farendone and Nicholas de Wynchester, Sheriffs, and other Aldermen and lieges of the lord the King.

Bartholomew de Hallynge, John Fuatard, Nicholas le Quelter, Robert le Ster, Andrew de Kent, Roger le Avener de Garscherche, Richard Fretemone, Robert le Bere, Thomas de Arderne, John le Treere, Ralph le Treere, John Jyvenal, Alan le Mazun, Fulk le Barber, Simon de Enefeld, Peter le Tabellion, (fn. 24) John de Benetlegh, Roger le Lechiere, Peter de Honilane, William le Coffrer, Walter de Danecastre, John Barber Picard [sic], Walter le Veyre de Ospreng, Hugh le Barber, "William" le Taillur de Colem[anstreet], Robert de Lincoln, Adam Pikeman, fishmonger, Adam Pikeman, butcher, and John, son of William de Enef[eld]—arrested for divers trespasses, as for homicides, robberies, beatings, assaults, and for being vagrants by night after curfew in the City with swords and bucklers, and for instituting games near the City and keeping houses of ill fame, contrary to the peace of the lord the King, and contrary to the ordinance and provision of good men of the City aforesaid — say that they are in no way guilty of the trespasses aforesaid. And touching this, each for himself puts himself on the verdict of four jurors of each Ward of the City. Let there be an inquest accordingly.

The jurors say on oath that Thomas de Arderne, John le Treere, Ralph le Treere, John Jyvenal, Alan le Mazun, Robert [le] Ster, Simon de Enefeld, John de Benetlegh, Robert de Lincoln, Adam Pikeman, butcher, Adam Pikeman, fishmonger, are in no way guilty of the trespasses aforesaid. They are therefore quit.

They say also that John Fuatard, Walter de Danecastre, and John, son of William de Enefeld, are wont to frequent taverns after curfew, and they know no other evil of them. Let them therefore be kept in custody until delivered by sufficient mainprise, as formerly was provided.

They say also that Roger de Garscherche, Fulk le Barbur, Hugh le Barber, and "Walter" le Taillur de Colem[anstreet] keep houses of ill fame in the City, and that the aforesaid Roger, Nicholas le Quelter, Hugh, and Walter walk abroad after curfew, contrary to the statutes of the City. Let them therefore be kept in custody until, &c.

They say also that Bartholomew de Hallinge, clerk, Andrew de Kent, Robert le Bere, Peter le Tabellyon, and William le Coffrer walk abroad at night with evil companions to do evil, contrary to the peace of the lord the King. Let them therefore be kept in safe custody until, &c.

They say also that Richard Fretemone is a quarreller and a bully, and they know no other evil of him. Therefore, &c.

They say also that Roger le Lechyere and John Picard, "barbor," play dice in taverns after curfew, contrary to the statutes of the City. Therefore, &c.

They say also that Peter de Honilane walks abroad at night with arms to do mischief and takes reward for beating men, contrary to the peace of the lord the King. Let him therefore safely, &c., until, &c.

They say also that Walter le Veyre de Osprenge, whilst living with a certain William de Burgoyne, enticed a certain Cristiana, wife of William de la More, to the society of the aforesaid William, his master; so that whilst the said Cristiana was away from her husband, and without the husband's knowledge, the said Walter took and carried away goods belonging to the said William de la More to the value of £60, to wit, part with the knowledge of the said woman and part without her knowledge, contrary to the peace, &c. Therefore let him safely, &c.

Folio 3 b (cxxviij).

Mainpernors of Walter de Danecastre—Roger le Lounge, Thomas de Hamptone, Geoffrey de Waldegrave, William Reed, Adam de Hallingebyri, Gregory le Lorimer, John de Suffolk, Hugh de Norhampton, Geoffrey de Hallingeberi, John Pistor, "peleter," (fn. 25) Roger of the Stone Cross, Roger de Fatstone.

Mainpernors of John Pykard, barber—Richard de Kirkestede, Hugh de Byflete, Sauar (?) de Colecestre, Richard de Esseburne, Thomas de Derby, Thomas de Cestrehunte, Robert de Totenham, William de la More, "Wincencius" de Totenham, Henry de Brumme, Roger de Chygenhale, Walter le Fuster.

Mainpernors of Hugh le Barber — Baudewyn le Bucher, Henry le Fevre de Eldefistrate, (fn. 26) Robert Makar', Adam Absolon, John de Lalham, Hugh Trig, Thomas Absolon, William Bernard, Richard Gladewyne, William Brigerdler, (fn. 27) John de Bernham, Richard le Chaundeler.

Mainpernors of John Burnel—Gilbert le Gras, Roger Crock, "cossun," Thomas de St. Laurence, William le Braeler, (fn. 28) Cristian le Taverner, Thomas de Watford, Richard de Brumfeld, Robert le Caller', John de Lonegarstone, William Cosin, "armerer," Henry de la Grene, William le Cornmonger'.

Mainpernors of Nicholas le Quilter — Adam le Quilter his father, Roger le Barber, William Cosin, "armerer," Nicholas le Quilter, William le Blund, quilter, Walter de Rys, Richard de Suffolk, William Deth, (fn. 29) "bokeler," (fn. 30) Thomas le Bokeler, Robert de Laufare, William de Harwe, mercer, Gilbert le Bokeler.

Mainpernors of Roger de Garscherche—William le Cornmongere, Robert de St. Giles, Roger Waleys, Richard de Grene, Stephen le Gelder, John le Geldere, Geoffrey de Finchingfeld, Henry de Grene, William le Brewere, William le Wyse, John de Berkwey, Roger de St. Alban, cordwainer.

Mainpernors of Fulk le Barbur—Edmund Trentemars, Gilbert de Colecestre, William de Alegate, German le Taverner, Thomas le Fevre de Porsok', Saer de Abindon, "laner," (fn. 31) William de Laufare, "chaloner," (fn. 32) Reginald le Botoner, goldsmith, William le Brasur, (fn. 33) Walter le Especer and Hugh de Cantebrege, masons (latomi), William le Barber, son of the said Fulk.

Mainpernors of Roger le Lychyere—Edward the King's goldsmith, Nicholas le Convers, Robert de Cantebregge, Hugh de la More, William Stonhard, Nigil the Goldsmith, John de la Bech, John Abel, goldsmith, William de Karlel, John de Ely, goldsmith, John de Northawe, John de Schordich, and Robert de Bywinge (?), brother of the said Roger, of co. Kent.

Mainpernors of William le Coffrer—Robert de Cestrehunte, Henry le Coffrer, John le Coffrer, Peter de Terringe, Richard de Furners, John May, potter, John de Bottone, coffrer, Hamo le Ferrun, Nicholas le Coffrer, William de Laufare, "cotiler," Richard de Brumwich, coffrer, William Sauvage, "armerer".

Folio 4 (cxxvij b).

Mainpernors of Peter de Homlane—Richard de Honilane, Master Richard de Crundale, Ralph de Honilane, Nicholas Derkin, Thomas Sali, "peleter," John le Paumer, carpenter, Walter le Marbeler, Roger le Poleter, Thomas le Clerk, "poleter," (fn. 34) Thomas de Norhamton, "peleter," Roger le Avener, William King, "peleter".

Mainpernors of Richard Fretemone—William Uggel, Thomas le Escot, Nicholas de Bramptone, Stephen de St. John, Robert de Bedeford, John de Chesewik, John, Serjeant of the Ward of J[ohn] Horn, (fn. 35) John Clerk, pessoner, John de Codham, Matthew de Donstaple, "peleter," Richard Sporiere de Flete, Thomas de la Cornere, "seingterer" (fn. 36) (?).

Mainpernors of Bartholomew de Hallinge, clerk—John de Wiltone, arbalester, (fn. 37) John de St. Alban, "chapeler," (fn. 38) William de Bramptone, "chapeler," Hugh de Biri, "chapeler," Nicholas le Rok, "chapeler," Richard Levesone, "chapeler," Robert the Arbalester, Bartholomew le Seller, William de Beri, arbalester, Walter le Seinturer, "coureer," (fn. 39) Adam the Arbalester, Roger Gray, "chapeler".

Mainpernors of Peter le Tabelliun—Adam, the tailor of Hugh de Corteney, Robert de Banneberi, tailor, Robert de Odiham, Thomas de Templ', Robert de Melkstrete, Richard de Suffolk, John Duske, "seller," Peter de Dureme, "tableter," Ralph de Geldeford, cordwainer, Richard Avery, Gregory le Boltere, Elias de Oxford.

Mainpernors of "Walter" the Tailor of Colemannestrate— Robert le Batur, (fn. 40) Robert de Flamstede, Philip le Bedel, Robert de Leycestre, tailor, Roger le Brochere, (fn. 41) Robert de Catenham.

Mainpernors of Robert le Bere—John de Beuchaump, Thomas de Vernun (?), Walter de Clothale, Simon le Venur, Thomas le Seinturer, Hamo le Parcheminer, John le Tuler, Robert le Taylur, Roger Crock, William de Boclaunde, Thomas de Grene, Geoffrey de Bokingeham.

Mainpernors of Roger le Lychyere, Saturday the eve of the Assumption B. Mary [15 Aug.], anno 16, who was arrested because he did not allow himself to be attached after striking Galopin on the head with a knife, and for other trespasses, viz., Walter de Finchingfeud, junior, Michael de "Wimburne," David de la Lawe, Thomas de Lincoln, Thomas de Westminster, William de Harwe.

Folio 4 b (cxxvij).

Tuesday before the Feast of St. Edmund, K. [20 Nov.], 9 Edward I. [A.D. 1281], before H[enry] Waleys, Mayor, Richard de Chigewell and William le Mazerer, Sheriffs, and other Aldermen and lieges of the lord the King.

Peter de Troys, Reginald le Ferr[un], (fn. 42) Nicholas le Taillur de Smethefeld, John le Clerk, John Turtofle, John de Rouecestre, Thomas Drinkhale, John Oliver, [and] William [le] Shereman— arrested for divers trespasses committed against the peace and statutes of the City, as for robberies, homicides, assaults, beatings, and for being vagrants by night with swords and bucklers, &c. — say that they are in no way guilty of the said trespasses. And as to this, each by himself puts himself on the verdict of four jurors from each Ward of the said City. Let there be an inquest accordingly.

The jurors say on oath that Peter de Troys is a vagabond by night with sword and buckler, and frequents taverns after curfew. Let him therefore be committed to custody until delivered as ordained.

They say also that Nicholas le Taillur frequents taverns and houses of ill fame. Let him therefore be committed to custody.

They say also that John le Clerk stole a certain cup of silver and a certain cup of mazer at the tavern of J. de Wakeringe in "Brestrete" and in the Vintry at the house of William the Clerk.

They say also that Thomas Drinkhale stole a sword at the house of Richard le Coffrer of the value of 9d., and black and white leather of the value of 9d.; and a trussell (fn. 43) at the house of Henry le Coffrer of the value of 6d. Let him therefore be committed to custody as above.

They say also that William le Shereman, John Oliver, John de Rochester, John Turtofle, [and] Reginald le Ferr[un] are in no way guilty. Therefore they are thereof quit.

Mainpernors of Peter de Troys — John de Canterbury, "retundur," Geoffrey de Burdeus, Hugh le Peintur, William the Cordwainer, Reginald the Tailor, Geoffrey Horn, Robert de Leycestre, Thomas de Winchester, John de Lincoln, Hugh the Baker, Richard de Bekelaund, "coureur," Walter de Borham, "coureur."

Mainpernors of Nicholas the Tailor of Smethefeld—Stephen Coupere, Robert Ballard, "coureur," Walter le Pinnere, Walter de Oxford, "tuler," (fn. 44) Richard le Hunte, "coureer," Warm Skinnere, Thomas Pikard, cobbler (sutor), Henry le Coureer, Richard de Ware, cobbler, Robert de Kneton, tailor, Gylot de Lincolne, tailor.

Folio 5 (cxxvj b).

Delivery of prisoners taken for divers trespasses committed against the statutes of the City and the peace of the lord the King, Friday the eve of St. Nicholas [6 Dec], 10 Edward I. [A.D. 1281].

Bartholomew de Wallyngford, chaplain, Thomas de Langestoke, clerk, John Vyel and Richard his brother—arrested for divers trespasses committed against the peace of the lord the King and the statutes of the City, as for robberies, homicides, assaults, beatings, and for being vagrants by night with swords, bucklers, &c. —come and say that they are in no way guilty of the trespasses aforesaid. And as to this, each for himself puts himself upon the verdict of six jurors of each Ward of the City aforesaid. Let there be an inquest thereon accordingly.

The jurors say upon their oath that Bartholomew the Chaplain is in no way guilty. Therefore he is quit thereof.

They say also that Thomas de Langestoke frequents taverns after the hour of curfew and contrary to the statutes of the City. Therefore let him be kept in custody, &c., until, &c.

They say also that John Viel and Richard his brother are vagabonds after the hour of curfew and contrary to the statutes of the City, and are accustomed to beat men, contrary to the peace, &c. Therefore, &c., until, &c.

Mainpernors of Thomas de Langestoke—John Horn, William Woleward, Richard de Watford, Richard de Staunford, Thomas de Auverne, Stephen Hauteyn, Geoffrey de St. Alban, John Wade, marshal, (fn. 45) Thomas de Watford, John de Berkinge, John le Wimpler, Robert Heyrun, mercer.

Mainpernors of John Viel and Richard his brother—Adam de Foleham, Ralph de Corduyl, Thomas de la Cornere, Richard de Reyns, Adam le Potter, Richard Bonaventure, John atte Cherche, Reginald de Bredstrate, Adam de Berwelle, John le Seller, Thomas Juvenal, William de Chingeford.

Folio 5 b (cxxvj).

Names of the pledges of David de Dissard, who was taken and attached on suspicion of being a Welshman (fn. 46) during the Mayoralty of Henry le Waleys, and found pledges, Saturday the eve of H. Trinity, 10 Edward I. [A.D. 1282]: —

Hugh of the Stone Cross, (fn. 47) in the Ward of Chepe.

Richard de Balesham, "seller."
John de Hereford, "seller."
Bartholomew le Camisur.
John de Badeburham, "chapeler."
Nicholas Sell', Serjeant of the Ward.
In the Ward of W. de Farndone.

Pledges of Nicholas le Convers touching 25 marks fine due to Henry le Galeys and 100 marks loan to the lord the King, and for having him before the lord the King if need be— Alan de Benetleye, Thomas Trentemars, Walter de Frowick, Robert de Cantebrege, Robert de Bumstede, John de Hakeburne, Thomas de Hakeburne, Henry the Cook, Adam Perceval, Walter de Finchingfeud, John le Chaundeler, William de Sarum, John le Ismongere, John de Derby.

Names of millers who were drawn on hurdles through the City as far as Neugate and there replevished (fn. 48) for the peace of the lord the King.

Mainpernors of William de Stratford, miller—John Nitingale, Laurence le Coffrer, Edward de Windesore, Robert le Chapeler, Robert de Stratford, Alexander de Hamme.

Mainpernors of William Prest for standing to right (fn. 49) touching his office, &c. —John de Totenham, cordwainer, Adam le Fre, Matthew de Heyham, John de Oxford, Roger de Aultone, John de Horlee, William de Micham, John de Welde, John de Redinges, William Abel, cordwainer, Gilbert Godale, William le Chyvaler, baker.

Mainpernors of William Frere and Peter de Codintone— Luke le Pestur, John the Cook, Reynur le Pestur, Richard de Norhamtone, Alan Little (Parvus), Robert the Black Baker (niger pistor), Simon de Peck, Robert de Dovor, Robert de Billirica, John de Wykham, Simon Proudfot, Geoffrey Lupus.

Mainpernors of Godfrey de St. Alban — Robert Mauker', William de Winchester, Eustace de Sandwych, Ralph de St Alban, Richard le Fruter, Andrew le Poleter, Walter de Chasham, Simon de Peck, Adam Frowich, John Les, Walter de Molesham, William de Mares.

Mainpernors of Richard Mauntel—John de Horle, cordwainer, John de Totenham, John de Notingeham, William de Micham, William de London, Roger de Candlewystrate, tailor.

Mainpernors of Simon Ferthing'—Hankin de Cambertone, Robert Saker, Peter Aynolf, "saker," (fn. 50) Peter de Hakeneye, Henry de Stebenhethe, John de Smethefeud.

Pledges of Hamo le Ferr[oun] for keeping the peace of the lord the King because he threatened John de Riplawe whilst he stood in the service of the City—Godwyn le Feliper, (fn. 51) Simon atte Gate, Roger le Batur, William le Pavour, Richard Horn, Hugh of the Stone Cross.

Folio 6 [facie inversa] (cxxv b).

Wednesday before the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], 7 [Edward II.] [A.D. 1313]. Precept to Philip de Merdele, Serjeant of the Chamber, for a fi. fa. to be levied on the goods and chattels, lands, &c., of Henry, son of Hugh de Braundestone, to the extent of £100, which sum the said Henry had acknowledged himself to owe to Henry de Segrave, Knt. The money to be brought into the Chamber on Monday before the above Feast On which day the said Serjeant made return of nulla bona. Thereupon, precept to the aforesaid Serjeant to summon twelve good men for Friday before the Feast of St. Laurence [10 Aug.] to inquire what goods and chattels, lands, rents, and tenements the debtor owned in London on the day of the aforesaid recognizance. The jurors—viz, William de Kent, tailor, William de Aldenham, William de Horsham, "coureour," Alexander le Orbatour, John le Lorimer, John de Aldermanburi, baker of the Ward of Creplegate, Alan atte Warf, Richard Swote, Robert de Asshebourne, cordwainer, John de Sandwich, William de Dullingham, and Gilbert le Barber—say that the aforesaid debtor had no goods or chattels, but that on the day he acknowledged the debt he had in the Ward of Billingsgate a messuage and shops of the net annual value (after deducting payments due to the Abbot of Waltham, the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's, the Prior of St. Saviour's, Bermondsey, &c.) of £11 14s. 5d. They further say that he had a tenement in Silver Street, in the Ward of Creplegate, of the net annual value (after deducting payments due to the Countess of Cornwall for socage, and the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's, &c.) of 5 marks.

Afterwards, on Saturday after the Feast of St. Laurence [10 Aug.], the Chamberlain, John le Mazelyner, (fn. 52) proceeded to the aforesaid tenements, together with Master Simon de Pabenham and Master Alexander de Canterbury, masons, and Master Robert de Norhampton, carpenter, sworn to make and supervise assizes and partitions of tenements in the City, and in the presence of the aforesaid debtor and of Thomas Beauflour and John de Wynchester a partition was made with metes and bounds as set forth.

Footnotes

1 Entries have been commenced at each end of the book, the old num bering (in Roman characters) begin ning at what is the end of the volume, according to the modern pagination.
2 Or "le Lou."
3 Pastrycook.
4 Fishmonger.
5 A maker of tablets or table books, common in the Middle Ages. See Wright's 'Vocabulary,' p. 210, note 3. Riley ('Memorials,' Introd., p. xx) conjectures a tableter to be possibly akin to a "marbrer," a sculptor of marble tablets Cf. infra Peter le labellion (Notary ?).
6 Brewer.
7 Wax-chandler.
8 Probably a maker of "calls," or coifs for the head (Riley).
9 A shearman, or shearer of cloth.
10 Probably a blader, or common ger.
11 Pepperer.
12 Maker of the woodwork of saddles; a joiner.
13 Maker of paternosters, or rosaries.
14 Goldbeater.
15 A maker of flans or flauns, a light cake. Probably identical with Roger the Cook, "pasteler," supra, p. 1.
16 Saddler.
17 A "corsour," or horse-dealer. See 'Cal. Letter-Book A,' p. 31n. Cf. "He is a horse courser, sir" (Ben Jonson's 'Baitholomew Fair').
18 Maker of metal work for huness, such as bits, bosses, spurs, &c. Hence the title of the civic company of the Lorimers or Loriners.
19 Buckle-maker.
20 Maker of coffers, or iron chests.
21 Spurrier.
22 Shoe-maker.
23 Maker of "hures," or shaggy fur caps.
24 Notary (?); perhaps identical with Peter le Tableter, supra, pp. 1-2.
25 Pelterer, or skinner.
26 Old Fish Street.
27 Maker of brace-girdles; belts used instead of blaces.
28 Maker of braels, or braces.
29 A corruption of d'Aeth; of "Aeth" or "Ath," in Flanders (Riley).
30 Buckle-maker.
31 Woolman.
32 Maker of chalons, used for coverlets and blankets (Riley).
33 Brewer.
34 Poulterer.
35 Bridge Ward (?).
36 Girdler.
37 Balistarius, a cross-bow man.
38 Maker of caps.
39 Curner.
40 Beater of cloth; a clothworker.
41 Probably a spit-maker, possibly a spurner, as the French word broche means both a spit and a spur.
42 Ironmonger.
43 Or "trossel," a package.
44 Tiler.
45 Or farner.
46 Trouble had again recently arisen in Wales, and the King had taken the field against Llewelyn and his brother David. 'Chron. Edward I. and II.' (Rolls Series, No. 76), vol. i. p. 90.
47 Afterwards known as the "Broken Cross," near the north door of St. Paul's, erected by the Earl of Gloucester temp. Henry III.
48 I. e., redeemed by giving surety The compiler of the 'Annales Londo menses' ('Chron Edward I. and II. vol i. p. 90) records, under date 1281, how in that year bakers were drawn on hurdles through Cheap to their own homes.
49 Ad standum recto, i. e., to abide his trial at law.
50 Probably sack-maker. Cf. Adam le Sakkere, Letter-Book E, fo. 85 b.
51 The name is sometimes spelt "Pheliper"; a fripperer, or dealer in second-hand clothes and furniture.
52 The 'Liber Custumarum' (i. 245) gives Walter de Waldeshef as Cham berlain at this time.


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