Folios 30 - 39b

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Reginald R. Sharpe (editor)

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1900

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65-90

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'Folios 30 - 39b', Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: B: 1275-1312 (1900), pp. 65-90. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33039 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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Folio 30 (cviij b).

The same day came Henry de Gloucester and acknowledged himself bound to William de "Gartone" in a similar sum, &c. Also Michael de Wimburn in the sum of 7s.; William de Sarum in 10s.; Walter de Stanregge in 5s.; Reginald de Frowick in 10s.; Thomas de Lincoln in 5s.; Vincent de Hylton in 20s.; Richard le Lacer in 10s.; Master John de Bristoll in 13s.

Monday after the Feast of St. Edward, K. [13 Oct.], 25 Edward I. [A.D. 1297], came John de Derby and acknowledged himself bound to William de Garthone in the sum of 10s.; to be paid as above. Likewise John le Wimpler in 5s.; William de Assindon, goldsmith, in 5s., and Richard le Broun in 10s.

(The last-mentioned recognizance cancelled on payment.)

Folio 30 b (cviij).

Tuesday after the same Feast came Ralph de Heyham, Serjeant of Crepelgate Ward, and acknowledged himself bound to William de Garthone in the sum of 10s.; to be repaid as above. Likewise Nicholas le Mauncer in a similar sum; Hugh de Farndon, goldsmith, in a similar sum; Philip, son of John, called "Virili," (fn. 1) in 5s.; John de Fincham in 5s.

The following Thursday came Martin de Dollingham and acknowledged himself bound to the above William in the sum of 15s., and Arnald Wyther in a like sum; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 15d., commencing at Christmas.

nil.

Tuesday after the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], 25 Edward I. [A.D. 1297], came Andrew de Essex, tailor, residing near the gate of St. Martin le Grand, and acknowledged himself bound to the executors of William de Hereford in the sum of 13s. 4d.; to be paid at Christmas.

(Tuesday the morrow of St. Hillary the said Andrew came and satisfied William de Bettoyne. It is therefore cancelled.)

Saturday after the Feast of St. Andrew [30 Nov.], 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1297], came Ralph de Finchingfeud, butcher, and acknowledged himself bound to Andrew Pain in the sum of 23s.

Saturday before the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1297-8], came William de Tremlingham before Thomas Sely, Alderman, and William de Bettoyne, Chamberlain, and acknowledged himself bound to the Commonalty of London in the sum of 14s. 4d. on behalf of Richard de Morthone; to be paid before Easter.

Folio 31 (cvij b).

Wednesday after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1297-8], came Robert le Wyte and John atte Donne and acknowledged themselves bound to the Commonalty of the City of London in the sum of 26s. 8d. on behalf of Robert de Castro, deceased; to be paid at Easter, when they are also to hand over a shout (schotum (fn. 2) ) to Alan de Castello, executor of the said Robert; and in default they are to be responsible for the principal debt of 60s. in which the said Robert stood bound to the City.

(Afterwards, viz., on Tuesday before the Nativity B. M., came Ralph de Hunylane, Alderman, (fn. 3) and acknowledged himself bound to the Commonalty on behalf of the above Alan in the sum of 60s.)

Friday the Feast of St. Valentine [14 Feb.] came Martin Box and Walter de Colebrock and acknowledged themselves jointly and severally bound to Reymund de la Browe and Arnald his brother, merchants of "Munpeyler," (fn. 4) in the sum of £10; to be paid at Midsummer.

solv' xxd.

Thursday after the Feast of St. Matthias [24 Feb.] came Reymund de Burdeaus and acknowledged himself bound to Richard de Montpellier (Monte Pessulano) in the sum of £10; to be paid on the eve of Pentecost, &c.

(Friday after the Feast of St. Dunstan came Richard de "Mumpeiler" and acknowledged satisfaction. It is therefore cancelled.)

Tuesday after the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March] came John le Wimpler, goldsmith, and John le Rede, "fruter," before Sir William le Mazeliner, by reason of William de Bettoyne being at Westminster, and acknowledged themselves bound to John le Benere in the sum of 60s.; to be paid a fortnight after Midsummer, &c.

(Afterwards, viz., on Friday after the Feast of St. Nicholas, anno 29 Edward I., came John le Benere before Nicholas Pycot, then Chamberlain, and acknowledged satisfaction. The debtors are therefore quit, &c.)

Friday after Clausum Pasche, (fn. 5) 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298], came John Heyrun, junior, before Henry le Galeys, then Mayor, (fn. 6) and the Chamberlain, and acknowledged himself bound to Sir Antony [de Bek], Bishop of Durham, in the sum of £100; to be paid at Michaelmas, and unless, &c. The above recognizance was made at the suit and in the presence of Sir Richard de Overthone, clerk and treasurer of the said bishop.

(On Thursday before the Feast of St. Mark, the same year, the said Sir Richard came and acknowledged that £50 of the above sum had been received by the hand of Sir Warin Martin, militis dicti domini Episcopi.)

Folio 31 b (cvij).

Wednesday after the Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May], 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298], came William de Suffolk, potter, and acknowledged himself bound to Nicholas de Waterchi, merchant "de Dronensi," in the sum of 60s.; to be paid at the Feast of St. Bartholomew.

The same day came Roger Watham, "pesour," (fn. 7) and acknowledged himself bound to the above Nicholas in the sum of 40s.; to be paid at the same time.

Saturday the eve of Pentecost [25 May] came John de Hamelham, "peintour," and acknowledged himself bound to Peter Fraunk in the sum of 20s.; and likewise Walter de Bredstrate and William de Herlawe respectively in 20s.; to be paid at Midsummer.

Thursday in Pentecost week came John de Abindone, draper, and acknowledged himself bound to Henry de Graye and Emeric de Engoleme, (fn. 8) wine merchants, in the sum of £6 8s.; to be paid at Michaelmas. William Trente, wine merchant, appointed attorney of the said Henry and Emeric.

The following Saturday came John de Abindone and Norman Pikard and acknowledged themselves bound to Richard de Cumbe Martin (fn. 9) and William de Cumbe Martin, domino suo, in the sum of £39; to be paid, viz., £10 at the Feast of St. Laurence, and the remainder at the Feast of All Saints.

Wednesday after the Feast of H. Trinity [1 June] came John de Writele, "formager," and acknowledged himself bound to Agnes, relict of John de Writele, "ferrun," in the sum of £13; to be paid, viz., 60s. at Midsummer, and 100s. at Michaelmas and Martinmas.

(Monday the morrow of St. Margaret, anno 26 Edward I., the said Agnes came and acknowledged satisfaction. It is therefore cancelled.)

Folio 32 (cvj b).

Bond executed by Henry le Galeys in favour of Katherine, wife of John de Lyncoln, in the sum of £17 10s. for cloth sold and received to the use of Sir Hugh le Spenser; to be paid at St. Botolph's Fair at the Feast of the Assumption [15 Aug.], 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298]. Witnesses, John de Armenters, Adam le Roy, William Canun, Peter de Armenters, Henry Clerk, and others [not named]. Dated London, Tuesday the eve of St. Barnabas [11 June], 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298].

Saturday after the Feast of St. Barnabas [11 June], 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298], came John de Winchester and Ralph Pointel and acknowledged themselves bound to John de St. Crick, merchant of Bayonne, in the sum of 7 marks; to be paid at the Feast of the Assumption in August.

Tuesday the Feast of St. Botolph [17 June], 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298], came Charles de St. Trond (Sancto Trudone), merchant of "Deest," (fn. 10) and acknowledged that he had received from Peter de Edelmeton and Henry Costentin, drapers, the sum of £25, under a bond which is now void.

The same day came John de Berkinge, paternostrer, Roger de Caustone, and John le Nettere, paternostrer, and acknowledged themselves bound to William de Lanum (?) in the sum of 36s.; to be paid, viz., one moiety at the Feast of St. Laurence and the other at the Feast of St. Matthew; and unless, &c.

Friday after the above Feast came Robert de Gloucester and acknowledged himself bound to Reymund de Neville and Stephen de la Tour, merchants of Tolouse, in the sum of £6 10s.; to be paid at the Assumption, &c.

(Afterwards, viz., on Saturday after Michaelmas, came Stephen de la Tour before John le Blunt, Alderman, (fn. 11) John de Donestapil [and] Symon de Parys, Chamberlains, and acknowledged the receipt of the money.)

Folio 32 b (cvj).

Monday the eve of St. John Bapt. [24 June], 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298], came James Copin and John his son and acknowledged themselves bound to Reyner Here de Telemount, (fn. 12) in Brabaunt, in the sum of £7; to be paid at the Feast of St. Bartholomew, &c.

nil.

Wednesday the Feast of St. Swithin [15 July] came Agnes de Writele and acknowledged herself bound to Master Richard the King's Marshal in the sum of £12 13s. 4d.; to be paid, viz., 60s. at Michaelmas, Christmas, and Easter next, and 73s. 4d. at Midsummer following.

(Monday the morrow of St. Margaret the said Master Richard came and acknowledged satisfaction.)

The same day came Walter Pote and acknowledged himself bound to Roger de Evere in the sum of £7 4s. 6d.; to be paid, viz., 20s. at Michaelmas, 40s. at Christmas and Easter, and 44s. 6d. at Midsummer.

(Afterwards, viz., on Wednesday after the Feast of St. Mark, anno 28 Edward I., the said Roger came and acknowledged satisfaction.)

Monday the morrow of St. Margaret [20 July] came John de Writele and acknowledged himself bound to Master Richard the King's Marshal in the sum of £10; to be paid at Christmas.

Temp. Henry le Galeys, Mayor, and John de Donestapil and Symon de Parys, Chamberlains.

Friday the Feast of St. James [25 July] came John le Caundeler, called "le Faukes de Reda," (fn. 13) and acknowledged I mark to Roger de Sandwych, son of Hugh the King's Sauser (salsarius); to be paid at Midsummer.

Folio 33 (cv b).

Thursday after the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298], came "Mannekin" le Haumer (fn. 14) before John de Dunestapil and Symon de Parys, then Chamberlains of the Guildhall, and acknowledged himself bound to acquit William de Stortheford and John de "Stheford," (fn. 15) the Sheriffs, of the sum of £10, which they had levied on the goods and chattels of William de Ware to the use of Philip le Rus, and which the wife of the said Philip had received, in the presence of the said Chamberlains, by the hands of John de Wanegrave. And the said "Manekin" further grants that if the aforesaid Philip shall refuse to make acquittance to the said Sheriffs in his rent of Scotland, (fn. 16) the aforesaid Chamberlains shall levy on his own goods and chattels.

Thursday after the Feast of St. Laurence [10 Aug.] came Robert Hardel before Henry le Galeys, Mayor, Geoffrey de Norton, (fn. 17) Adam de Fulham, (fn. 18) John le Blunt, Richard le Mercher, (fn. 19) Thomas Sely, (fn. 20) Nicholas Pyckoc, (fn. 21) John de Canterbury, (fn. 22) Richard de Gloucestre, (fn. 23) Walter de Fingffeud, (fn. 24) John de Dunestapil, (fn. 25) Aldermen, and a day was given him, viz., eight days after St. Bartholomew's Day, for appearing together with Symon Bolet and Matilda la Blunde to make recognizance before the said Mayor and Aldermen of a debt due to Luke de Batingcurt; of which debt the said Robert made recognizance of 50s. by the hands of his tenants for the term of St. John......

Thursday the eve of the Assumption [15 Aug.] precept was issued to John de "Stortheford" and William de "Storteford," the Sheriffs, by Henry le Galeys, the Mayor, and Geoffrey de Norton, Adam de Fulham, William de Leyre, (fn. 26) Thomas Romyn, (fn. 27) Thomas Sely, Richard de Gloucestre, William de Bettoyne, (fn. 28) John de Canterbury, Nicholas Pyckoc, Richer le Mercher, John le Blunt, Walter de Feyingfeud, and John de Donestapil, Aldermen, bidding them take into the hands of the City all lands and tenements, goods and chattels, belonging to Luke de Batingcurt, Peter Cosyn, Robert de Meldeburne, Walter Herwy, and John Adrian, and levy the sum of £35 on the property of the said Luke, £25 on the property of John Adrian, £10 on the property of Walter Herwy, Peter Cosyn, and Robert de Meldeburne, bringing the said money before the said Mayor and Aldermen, quo et quando, etc.

Saturday the eve of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.] came Reginald de Frowyc, goldsmith, before John de Donestapil and Symon de Parys, Chamberlains of the Guildhall, and acknowledged himself bound to acquit John de "Stortheford" and William de "Storford," the Sheriffs of London, of the sum of 20 marks, which the said Sheriffs had levied on the goods and chattels of William de Ware to the use of Philip le Rus, and which the wife of the said Philip had received by the hands of the said Reginald. He further grants that if the said Philip shall refuse to make acquittance to the said Sheriffs in his rent of Scotland, the aforesaid Chamberlains shall levy on his goods and chattels, &c.

Folio 33 b (cv).

Finis cupariorum.

Tuesday before the Feast of the Assumption [15 Aug.], 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298], came the Coopers of the City before Henry le Galeys, the Mayor, and John le Blunt, Geoffrey de Norton, Walter de Fingingfeud, William de Leyre, Nicholas de Farindon, William de Leyre [sic], Thomas Sely, Thomas Romeyn, John de Canterbury, William de Bettoyne, and John de Donestapil [Aldermen], and made fine, each according to his ability, to the amount of 31s., for which they had a day until the following Thursday, when the money was paid.

Finis Ricardi Horin.

Sunday after the Assumption [15 Aug.] came Richard Horin before the Mayor and Aldermen and made fine for a trespass in 40s., which he at once paid, the money remaining in the hands of the Mayor.

computacio A. de Fulham et T. de Suffolk.

The same day came Thomas de Suffolk and Adam de Fulham before the aforesaid Mayor and Aldermen by citation of the said Mayor, and a day was given, viz., Friday next, for them to render their account for their shrievalty, (fn. 29) and if unable to agree they are to appear the same day at the Guildhall before William de Lyre and Richer le Mercer, appointed auditors by the said Mayor and Aldermen to hear their account.

congnicio.

Thursday before the Feast of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.] came William de Evere, "feroun," before John de Donestapil and Symon de Parys, the Chamberlains, and acknowledged himself bound to John Dode, "feroun," in the sum of £10; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 40s., commencing at Christmas.

(Cancelled because the said John came before Nicholas Pycot, the Chamberlain, on Wednesday after the octave of St. Michael, anno 30 Edward I., and acknowledged satisfaction.)

congnicio.

The same day John le Cappeler de Fletestrate acknowledged to Master Hugh de Wytington, master of the scholars of St. Martin le Grand, (fn. 30) in the sum of £8; to be paid at Michaelmas year.

(Afterwards Master John de Wytingtone, brother and executor of the said Hugh, came and acknowledged satisfaction. It is therefore cancelled.)

congnicio.

John Herwy, "ferour," acknowledged himself bound to John Dode in the sum of 40s., to be paid by quarterly instalments of 4s.; commencing at Michaelmas.

Folio 34 (civ b).

Electio maioris et civium euncium ad regem in partibus Scocte.

Wednesday before the Feast of Assumption [15 Aug.], 27 Edward I. [A.D. 1299], (fn. 31) it was ordained and agreed by Henry le Galeys, the Mayor, Geoffrey de Norton, William le Masener, William de Bettoyne, William de Leyre, Thomas Romeyn, Richard de Gloucestre, Walter de Finginfeud, Nicholas Pyckoc, Nicholas de Farindon, Thomas Sely, John de Canterbury, John Wade, Ralph de Hunylane, Richard le Mercher, Adam de Fulham, and John de Donestapil, Aldermen—also by John Coffere, William de Redd', John de Douegate, Reginald de Frowyc, Reginald le Barber, and William de Laufare, cutler, elected on behalf of the Commonalty to act with the Mayor and Aldermen in matters touching the Commonalty—that the said Henry le Galeys, Elyas Russel, (fn. 32) and Walter de Finginfeud should go to the King in Scotland on certain necessary matters touching the City, viz., for the confirmation of ancient charters, liberties, and customs of the City; also for obtaining pardon and abatement of the King's wrath lately conceived towards the City; also for the presentation of the Sheriffs for the twenty-seventh year of the King's reign, to be made at York; also for the remission of the sum of £100, in which William, Bishop of Bath, (fn. 33) had amerced the City on account of a record made in the Exchequer for Osbert le Laner, as appears in a certain letter sealed with the common seal in the possession of the three individuals aforesaid, together with certain articles hereinafter subscribed. So that, however, the said Henry, Elyas, and Walter shall not travel beyond the mandate of the aforesaid letter or articles. The sum of £40 is paid to Sir Henry le Galeys for their expenses, the money being lent by divers persons set out in a schedule annexed.

Schedule.

For the journey to Scotland: Henry le "Gales," John de Stortford, William de Stortford, John de Canterbury, Adam de Fulham, John Wade, Thomas Romeyn, Richard de Gloucestre, William de Leyre, John de Dunstaple, Ralph de Hunilane, Nicholas de Farndone [struck out], Thomas Sely, Richer le Mercer, Nicholas Picot, William de Bettoyne, William le Maserer, each 40s. For the fine for trespass, William de Wolcherchhaze, 40s. For a gift, Luke de Haveringe, 20s. For a loan, Geoffrey de Conduit and Simon Godard, 40s.

Letter of authorization to the above Henry le Galeys, Elias Russel, and Walter de Finginfeud to deprecate the King's anger, if any there be, at the breakage of a certain cask of wine (fn. 34) in the City, to obtain a confirmation of the City's franchises, &c., and to present the King with the sum of £1,000 in silver. Dated London, Monday after the Feast of the Assumption [15 Aug.], 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298].

Petitions of the Citizens.

First, that whereas according to their charters they have the right to their Mayor and Sheriffs and to present them to the King at his Exchequer at Westminster, and whereas the Exchequer no longer remains there, (fn. 35) they pray that he will permit them to make the presentation to his dear son or to whomsoever he will.

And whereas the Bishop of Bath, Treasurer of the Exchequer, cited them to bring before him at Westminster the record and proceedings of a plea of lands and tenements in the City, to which he was himself a party, which pleas ought only to be heard in the City, and when they pleaded their franchise he amerced them in £100, they ask the King's favour.

Folio 34 b (civ).

Further, they pray his Grace to confirm their ancient franchises.

And lastly, if he feel any grievance at heart by reason of the breakage of the cask of wine or other matter, they pray that he will be gracious to the citizens.

litera supplicator'.

Memorandum of two letters sent to the stewards and bailiffs of the venerable father John, (fn. 36) Bishop of Winchester, at Winchester Fair, touching the goods of William Halling, seized by the said bailiffs.

Item alia.

Memorandum of a letter testimonial sent to the Treasurer, Barons, and other of the King's ministers in Ireland, at the request of Hugh de Staunford, for payment of a debt due by John le Deneneys to Richard de Wymbys, "poter," Geoffrey de Bleiha, and Symon Penthecoste, citizens of London, as appears by their oath made before Geoffrey de Norton, John le Blunt, and William de Leyre.

litere de statuto.

Memorandum that on Thursday before the Nativity B.M. [8 Sept.], 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298]—Henry le Galeys, the Mayor, being in Scotland—five statutes (fn. 37) were sealed (consingnata); and on the following Wednesday four others.

venduro to facta.

Memorandum that on Friday before the Feast of Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.] came William Poyntel without Bysopisgate before John le Blunt, Geoffrey de Norton, and William de Leyre, officiating for the Mayor, who was in Scotland, and bought of them for the sum of 6s. the reeds growing upon that part of the meadow which remained of the tenement of the Bishop of "Bellem" (fn. 38) when Friar Thomas, the bishop's attorney, was again put in seisin of the bishop's tenement; so that, however, the said William shall only have the reeds now growing in the said place, and he shall not meddle with the water nor the grass. (fn. 39)

(The money paid on Thursday after the octave of St. Hillary, anno 27.)

manucapcio.

Thursday after the Feast of Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.] came John de Canterbury, Alderman, before John le Blunt, Geoffrey de Norton, William de Leyre, William de Bettoyne, Nicholas de Farndon, Richard de Gloucestre, Nicholas Pyckoc, Ralph de Hunylane, and John de Donestapil, Aldermen, and undertook on behalf of John de Storteford, Sheriff, deceased, to keep the City harmless by reason of his shrievalty and bailiwick.

Memorandum that on Saturday before the Feast of St. Edward [13 Oct.] three letters of statute (litere de statuto) were executed by John le Blunt and William de Leyre, acting as locum tenens of H. le Galeys.

Folio 35 (ciij b).

Saturday after the Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.], 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298], it was found by Fulk de St. Edmund and other jurors that Andrew Porker, Andrew de Capy sur "Sonnpme," (fn. 40) John Peytevyn de Cannus (fn. 41) sur "Sompme," Hugh de Molyns de Bray (fn. 42) sur Sompme, and John de Renneval are not of the freedom nor of the hanse of Corby, Amyas, and Nelle, (fn. 43) and that none of the dyers are bound to any one of the aforesaid towns in any money except Adam Absolon, who is bound to Thomas Bonaver in the sum of 10s., which sum is attached (defenduntur) in his hand. Precept is issued to the aforesaid merchants to warn the said towns that their goods have been arrested for their debts.

Memorandum that on Monday the morrow of St. Matthew, Ap. [21 Sept.], two letters of statute (litere de statuto) were executed by Geoffrey de Norton and John le Blunt, deputies of the Mayor; and on the following Wednesday one other was so executed.

Memorandum that Hugh de Lemeryc in Ireland was attached for 150 knives as being a stranger; and the aforesaid Hugh came before Geoffrey de Norton and his fellows, acting on behalf of the Mayor, and pleaded that the custom was unknown to him; and it being so found by lawful men of that office (fn. 44) [it was ordered that] the knives be returned to him, and that he make oath that in future, &c. (fn. 45)

Saturday after Michaelmas Day came William de Hackeneye and "Angnes" his wife and acknowledged themselves bound to Sir Robert de Basinges, Knt., in the sum of 40s.; to be paid before Easter, &c.

Memorandum that on the same day six letters of statute were executed by G[eoffrey] de Norton and John le Blunt on behalf of the Mayor, and one letter of execution for Ralph de Abinhale against Richard de Wyt.

The same day came Walter Cote and acknowledged himself bound to Roger de Evere, "feroun," in the sum of £3; to be paid, viz., one moiety at Easter and the other at Midsummer, &c.

(Afterwards, viz., on Wednesday after the Feast of St. Mark, anno 28 Edward I., the said Roger came and acknowledged satisfaction. It is therefore cancelled.)

Folio 35 b (ciij).

congnicio iiijd.

Tuesday after the Feast of St. Faith [6 Oct.], 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298], came Henry de Hormed, mercer, and acknowledged himself bound to Ydonya le Blacke in the sum of 42s.; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 5s., commencing at Christmas.

(Afterwards, viz., on Wednesday in Whitsun week, anno 28 Edward I., came John le Bockeler, attorney of the above Ydonya, before Nicholas Pyckoc, the Chamberlain, and acknowledged satisfaction.)

congnicio vd.

Thursday before the Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct.] came John le Murager and Felicia his wife before John de Dunestapil and Symon Parys, the Chamberlains, and acknowledged themselves bound to Elyas Scarlet, merchant of Gascony, in the sum of 53s.; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 4s. 5d., commencing at Christmas, &c.

congnicio iiijs. iiijd.

Tuesday after the same Feast came Reymund de Burdeus, Robert de Assyndon, and Robert de la Forde, saddlers, before the same Chamberlains and acknowledged themselves severally bound to Thomas de Suffolk, skinner, in the sum of £26, as in a certain writing obligatory more fully is contained; to be paid, viz., one moiety at Easter, anno 27 Edward I., and the other at Midsummer, &c. In case of default the said Reymund acknowledges himself bound to the said Thomas in the sum of £40; to be paid at the Feast of the Assumption.

(Afterwards, viz., on Saturday after the Purification, anno 28 Edward I., the said Thomas came and acknowledged satisfaction.)

nil ad instanc' maior' et aldermanorum quia facta suit pro utilitate civitatis.

Memorandum that on Friday after the Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct.] came Reginald de Chimelle and Thomas Rolaund before Henry le Galeys, the Mayor, and John le Blunt, Geoffrey de Norton, William de Leyre, Elias Russel, Adam de Rockesle, Nicholas Pyckoc, Salomon le Cutteler, and John de Dunestapil, and received from William de Storteford and John de Storteford, late Sheriffs, by the hands of the executors of the aforesaid John, the sum of £25 to the use of Edmund, Earl of Cornwall, which sum was in arrear for rent of Queenhithe; (fn. 46) and thereupon the aforesaid William and the executors of the aforesaid John received a letter of acquittance, which remains in the hands of the said William. Of the said sum the said William paid £15, and the said John by his executors £10.

Folio 36 (cij b).

Memorandum that Walter de Calle near Brestolle came on Saturday before the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298], before G[eoffrey] de Norton and the Chamberlains, and confessed his absolute ignorance of the customs of the City, and he was attached by one dagger (spontonem), (fn. 47) a bacinet for a man's head, a costret (costrettum), (fn. 48) and four knives (cutellis), (fn. 49) which pledges were restored to him on account of his inadvertence, on condition that it shall not occur again under penalty of losing all his goods, &c., and that he will put himself in the freedom of the City.

congnicio vd.

Friday after the same Feast came William de Bray before the Chamberlains and acknowledged himself bound to Roger de Bronne, "feroun," in the sum of 50s.; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 2s., commencing at Christmas, until, &c.

(Afterwards the said Roger came and put in his place Roger de Evere to receive the money.)

Memorandum that on the same day came Henry Fys, Henry Wautyen, William de Lincoln, Henry "of Notsmale," Franco Vanchofeld, Ryner Attechine, and Henry le Man—before Henry le Galys, the Mayor, and William de Lyre, William de Bettoyne, Nicholas Pyckoc, Geoffrey de Norton, Adam de Rockesle, Thomas Romeyn, John de Canterbury, and John de Dunestapil, Aldermen—and confessed on oath that they were entirely ignorant of the custom of forty days for residing in the City; and that they were not members of the hanse of Amyas, Corby, and Nelle, nor were partners with any of the same nor with merchants of the hanse. (fn. 50)

congnicio xjs. viijd.

Wednesday after the Feast of Souls [2 Nov.] came Martin Box, Alderman, before the Chamberlains and acknowledged himself bound to "Gaubert" de "Gonel," of Buris in Spain, in the sum of £70; to be paid by annual instalments of £10 at the said Feast until, &c., as in a certain writing indented between them made more fully is contained. For payment of which sum he binds all his tenements in the City.

(Afterwards, viz., on Thursday after the Epiphany, the said Martin came and acknowledged to the said "Goubert" the sum of £3; to be paid in the first year of the first payment, and unless, &c. (fn. 51) )

(Afterwards came John de Lincoln, attorney of the said "Gaubert," as appears in another part of this folio, and acknowledged satisfaction for the £70. It is therefore cancelled.)

Thursday after the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.] came Robert de Fingrie before the Chamberlains and acknowledged himself bound to "Angnes," wife of John de "Wertle," in the sum of 1 mark; to be paid at the Feast of St. Nicholas, anno 27 Edward I., &c.

The following day came Richard le Gras and acknowledged himself bound to Symon de Parys, mercer, in the sum of 40s.; to be paid, viz., 20s. within a month of Midsummer Day, anno 27 Edward I., and 20s. at the same time in the following year. In case of default, the Chamberlain to levy the money by fi. fa. simul et semel.

Folio 36 b (cij).

Let inquiry be made as to an enrolment of a certain deed of Henry called "in the lane" and Isabella his wife in the Husting of London on Monday before the Feast of St. Luke, anno 5 Edward I. (fn. 52)

congnicio. iijs. ijd.

Monday the eve of St. Martin [11 Nov.], 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298], came William de Evere, "feroun," before the Chamberlains and acknowledged himself bound to Artdmod de "Hilwarde," (fn. 53) merchant of Almaine, in the sum of £19; to be paid, viz., £7 at Christmas, anno 27 Edward I., and £3 at each of the following quarters until, &c.

congnicio. viijd.

Friday after the same Feast came Laurence Ducket and acknowledged himself bound to the Prioress and Convent of Cestrehunte in the sum of 6 marks; to be paid by instalments of 2 marks at Christmas, the Purification, and at Easter, &c. Thomas Juvenal and Reginald de Hundele became bail for the appearance of the said Laurence at the next Court for Pleas of Land. (fn. 54)

Friday after the Feast of St. Edmund [20 Nov.], 27 Edward I. [A.D. 1298], came Goubert "Gunel" de Bures in Spain and put in his place John de Lincoln, residing in the house of John de Gisors, to receive the sum of £70 from Martin Box, Alderman, as contained in a recognizance made by the said Martin.

(Monday before the Feast of St. Martin the said John received by the hands of John his brother the sum of £10.)

iiijd.

congnicio.

Friday before the Feast of St. Andrew, Ap. [30 Nov.], 27 Edward I. [A.D. 1298], came Adam le "Coffer" before the Chamberlains and acknowledged himself bound to Roger de Evere in the sum of 40s.; to be paid, viz., 20s. at Easter, and 20s. at Midsummer.

(Saturday after the Feast of St. Barnabas, anno 31 Edward I., the aforesaid Roger came before the Chamberlain and acknowledged satisfaction. It is therefore cancelled.)

nil quia pro utilitate civitatis.

Monday the morrow of the Feast of St. Andrew [30 Nov.] came Thomas, son of Thomas Cros, and acknowledged himself bound to the Chamberlain of the Guildhall, London, on behalf of Henry Box, in the sum of £5 10s. 6½d.; to be paid before Christmas next.

(Afterwards, viz., on Wednesday being Christmas Eve, the aforesaid Thomas came and paid the money, &c.)

xxd.

congnicio.

The same day came Henry Baunquer and acknowledged himself bound to Sir John de Holerhun, merchant of Bayonne, in the sum of £10; to be paid at Easter, &c.

Folio 37 (cj b).

xxd.

congnicio.

Wednesday after the Feast of St. Andrew [30 Nov.], 27 Edward I. [A.D. 1298], came Agnes de Marcy, Prioress of the Church of Clerekenwell, before the Mayor, &c., and acknowledged that she owed William de Leyre the sum of £10 of silver; to be paid at the Feast of St. Nicholas next, and unless, &c.

(Afterwards, viz., on Saturday after the Conversion of St. Paul, came William le Ywoneman, attorney of the said Prioress, and paid the money.)

congnicio.

ijd. ob'.

Tuesday after the Feast of St. Nicholas [6 Dec.] came Richard de Guulton (?) and acknowledged himself bound to Johanna la Rus in the sum of 24s. 6½d.; to be paid, viz., one moiety at the Feast of the Purification and the other at Easter, &c.

(Afterwards, viz., on Monday before the Annunciation B.M., the aforesaid Johanna came and acknowledged satisfaction.)

Monday after the Feast of St. Lucia, V. [13 Dec.], Henry le Galys acknowledged that he had received from Richer de Refham, one of the Sheriffs, the sum of £6, which the said Sheriff had levied on the goods and chattels of Richard Bricht and Robert de Fulham, by writ of the Steward and Marshal of the lord the King, (fn. 55) to the use of the said Henry.

ad instanciam Maioris nil quia pro eodem.

The same day came Adam de Fulham, Alderman, before the Chamberlain and acknowledged himself bound to Richer de Refham, the Sheriff, in the sum of £6 on behalf of Richard Bricht and Robert de Fulham, in which sum the said Richard and Robert were bound to Henry le Galys; to be paid to the said Richer on Sunday before the Feast of St. Thomas. The said Adam further acknowledged himself bound to the said Richer in the sum of 10 marks for the aforesaid Richard and Robert; to be paid before the Feast of St. Hillary at the will of the said Henry, and unless, &c.

congnicio.

xvjd.

The following Wednesday came John le Lung before the Chamberlain and acknowledged himself bound to William de Garton, senior, in the sum of £8; to be paid at Easter, &c.

(Afterwards, viz., on Saturday after the same Feast, anno 28 Edward I., the said John came and paid the money.)

iiijd.

congnicio.

Tuesday after Christmas came Valentine Schenche and William de Tur and acknowledged themselves jointly and severally bound to Thomas de Mareny in the sum of 40s.; to be paid at the Purification, &c.

preceptum vice comitibus.

Memorandum that on the morrow of the Circumcision [1 Jan.], 27 Edward I. [A.D. 1298-9], precept was issued to Richer de Refham and Thomas Sely, the Sheriffs—by Henry le Galys, the Mayor, Geoffrey de Norton, John de Donestapil, John de Canterbury, William de Lyre, Walter de Fingfeud, Thomas Romyn, William le Masener, Martin Box, Nicholas de Farindone, Adam de Fulham, Salomon le Cutteler, and Nicholas Pyckoc—to levy the sum of £10 on the goods and chattels of Luke de Batingcurt, £25 on those of John Adrian, and £35 on those of Walter Herwy. And likewise to levy arrears of 6d. in the pound as is contained in extracts delivered, &c.

Folio 37 b (cj).

Peter de Montpellier, broker (ypothecarius (fn. 56) ), acknowledged himself bound to Sir Richard de Gravesende, Bishop of London, in the sum of 100s. of currency (talis monete qualis nunc currit); to be paid at the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula, anno 27 Edward I., &c.

cognicio.

iijs.

Whereas William de "Storthford" was impleaded before Henry le Galys, the Mayor, by Stephen [de] Stonham for a certain debt of £18, in which sum a certain Gilbert de Apperfeud was bound to the said Stephen by form of the New Statute of Westminster, (fn. 57) by licence of the Court the parties aforesaid have come to an agreement in the following terms, viz., on Wednesday after the Feast of Purification B. M. [2 Feb.], 27 Edward I. [A.D. 1298-9], came William de "Storthford," pepperer, and William de Bettoyne before the Chamberlain and acknowledged themselves severally bound to Stephen de Stonham in the sum of £18 of such money as is now current, or will be current at the time of payment, on behalf of Gilbert de Apperfeud, who had been arrested and imprisoned in Newgate, under the care of William de "Stortheford" aforesaid, by form of the New Statute, and afterwards made his escape. Of which sum the said William de "Stortheforde" will forthwith pay the said Stephen 100s. by Peter de Meldeburne, his attorney, and at Easter next 100s., and at Midsummer and at Michaelmas the sum of £4; and unless, &c.

(Afterwards, on Monday before Michaelmas, anno 27, the said William paid to the Commonalty, by distress made, on behalf of the said Stephen the sum of 18d. for recovering the freedom of the City, for which the said Stephen was assessed at £7 10s., which said sum of £7 10s. the said William paid to the aforesaid Commonalty. And Sir Elyas Russel acknowledged that he had received from William de "Stortford" on behalf of the said Stephen 110s.)

iiijs. ijd.

Monday before the Feast of St. Valentine [14 Feb.], 27 Edward I. [A.D. 1298-9], came Adam de Fulham, Alderman, before the Chamberlain, and acknowledged himself bound to Sir Richard de Gravesende, Bishop of London, in the sum of £25; to be paid at his house at St. Paul's at Pentecost, and unless, &c.

(Afterwards, viz., on Saturday after the Feast of St. Lucia, anno 28, Sir Stephen de Gravesende (fn. 58) came and acknowledged satisfaction.)

Memorandum that on Saturday before the Feast of St. Valentine [14 Feb.], 27 Edward I. [A.D. 1298-9], John, son of Walter le Blunt, and Johanna his sister were delivered to Symon de Parys to safeguard until, &c.

Monday before the Feast of St. Matthias [24 Feb.] came John le Scot, fishmonger, and acknowledged himself bound to Terrycus le Rus in the sum of 40s.; to be paid within a fortnight of Easter.

Folio 38 (c b).

Memorandum that on Wednesday after the Feast of St. Matthias [24 Feb.], 27 Edward I. [A.D. 1298-9], it was agreed by Henry le Galys, the Mayor, Geoffrey de Norton, William le Mazener, Nicholas de Farindone, Richard de Gloucestre, William de Bettoyne, John Wade, John de Donestapil, Walter de Fingfeud, William de Lyre, Elyas Russel, Ralph de Hunylane, Adam de Hallinbyry, Nicholas Pyckoc, Salomon le Cuteler, [and] Thomas Romyn—that those who had been Sheriffs and remained in arrears with their accounts in respect of the lord the King should be arrested and kept in custody until they had paid them. (fn. 59)

The same day it was agreed by the Mayor and Aldermen aforesaid that Strago, the scavenger (mundator fenorum) of the Ward of Chepe, be taken and imprisoned until, &c., for that he scandalized the aforesaid Aldermen by saying that they take the money of the Commonalty for wardship (pro tuttella (fn. 60) ) and waste it on themselves. And he is committed to the Tun (fn. 61) until, &c., at the discretion of the Mayor.

Memorandum that on Monday after the Feast of St. Matthias [24 Feb.] came Peter Bernard de la Ryke before Henry le Galeys, the Mayor, and John le Blunt, Elyas Russel, John de Canterbury, William de Bettoyne, Richer de Refham, Thomas Sely, Geoffrey de Norton, Walter de Fingfeud, Salomon le Cutteler, and John de Dunestapil, Aldermen, and agreed for himself and his colleagues to make amends and make good the damage they had done to William de Lyre before Thursday, and unless, &c.

Sureties for Matilda la Blunde in the King's Exchequer after the decease of Luke de Batencourt for debts due to the King by the deceased, viz., Gregory de Rokesle, Henry de Coventre, William de Hadestok, and Symon de Hadestok.

Thursday the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 27 Edward I. [A.D. 1298-9], came John Prest, "cappeler," before the Chamberlain and acknowledged himself bound to Ralph Godchep in the sum of 5½ marks; to be paid, viz., 20s. on Sunday in Mid-Lent, 30s. at Pentecost, and 23s. 4d. at Midsummer. For payment of which at time appointed Henry Hauteyn, mercer, and John le Blunt, late apprentice of Walter le Blunt, severally bind themselves, &c.

condonatur per Maiorem.

Saturday before the Annunciation B.M. [25 March] came Henry de Grene and Roger his son, butchers, before the Chamberlain and acknowledged themselves bound to Henry de Schenneholt in the sum of £16; to be paid, viz., £6 at Easter, and £10 at Christmas, &c.

congnicio.

jd. ob.

Saturday after the octave of the Annunciation [25 March], 27 Edward I. [A.D. 1299], came William de Weretle, "taylour," and acknowledged himself bound to Richard de Hockele in the sum of 15s.; to be paid, viz., 5s. within a fortnight of Easter, 5s. at Pentecost, and 5s. at Midsummer; and unless, &c. The said William acknowledged to the said Richard the same hour 5s. before Easter, unless, &c.

Folio 38 b (c).

congnicio.

jd.

Wednesday before Easter [19 April], 27 Edward I. [A.D. 1299], came Peter Lovel and acknowledged himself bound to "Marga," wife of Adam de Werleye, in the sum of 8s.; to be paid, viz., 4s. at "Hockeday," and 4s. at Midsummer, &c.

congnicio.

iiijd.

Thursday before Palm Sunday [12 April] came Hellewysa la Chardwyf and acknowledged herself bound to Ralph Peckoc, clerk, in the sum of 40s.; to be paid, viz., 5s. at Easter and Midsummer, and 10s. at the three following quarters, &c.

Memorandum that on Wednesday after Palm Sunday [12 April] William Pasemer was adjudged to lose the freedom of London by Henry le Galys, the Mayor, and Geoffrey de Norton, Ralph de Hunylane, John Wade, John de Canterbury, Martin Box, John de Donestapil, Thomas Romeyn, Thomas Sely, and Richard de Gloucestre, for that he had impleaded Robert de Romesey and Margery his wife before the Steward and Marshal, (fn. 62) contrary to the prohibition of the Mayor and certain Aldermen; and the aforesaid William acknowledged this in the presence of the Mayor and Aldermen aforesaid.

congnicio.

xvd.

Saturday after the Feast of St. John ante Portam Latinam [6 May], 27 Edward I. [A.D. 1299], came Ralph de Folesham before the Chamberlain and acknowledged to Isabella, late wife of Thomas de Folesham, the sum of £7 10s.; to be paid, viz., £4 10s. at Michaelmas, and £3 at Christmas.

reconciliacio bedelli.

Thursday after the Feast of St. Pancras [12 May] Hugh the Beadle of the Ward of Bradestrate, who had been removed from office by Henry le Galys, the Mayor, for a certain trespass committed against him, the Mayor, was reinstated by the said Mayor and William de Lyre, Nicholas Pyckoc, Nicholas de Farindone, William le Mazener, Thomas Romyn, Richard de Gloucestre, William de Bettoyne, Adam de Hallingbery, and John de Donestapil.

Memorandum that Robert de Gloucester, goldsmith, came before the Chamberlain on Saturday after the Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May] and warranted to William de Leyre a certain "mullum," (fn. 63) sold to the said William, against any claim by Sir Dalyt or others. Touching which sale the aforesaid Robert claims to be satisfied and that William be quit.

Memorandum that on Friday in Pentecost week, the same year, came Richer de Refham and Thomas Sely, the Sheriffs, before Geoffrey de Norton, Adam de Fulham, Thomas de Romyn, William de Betoyne, William le Mazener, Nicholas de Farindon, Walter de Fingfeud, William de Lyre, Richard de Gloucestre, Nicholas Pyckoc, Adam de Hallingbyry, John Wade, and John de Donestapil, Aldermen, and agreed that if they during their shrievalty should in future be convicted of having contemptuously committed a trespass against Sir Henry le Galeys, while Mayor of London, either by deed or word, they shall be forthwith bound to pay to the Commonalty of London the sum of £100, viz., one moiety to be paid in the Chamber of the Guildhall, to the use of the said Commonalty, and the other to the Wardens of London Bridge, towards the fabric of the same. (fn. 64)

Folio 39 (xcix b).

congnicio.

viijd.

Friday after the Feast of St. Botolph [17 June], 27 Edward I. [A.D. 1299], came William de Clay, goldsmith, and acknowledged himself bound to Henry de Greneforde, the King's Esquire, and Robert le Bretoun in the sum of £4, to be paid at Michaelmas, for two silver dishes and one silver cup received from Dame "Alionora" de Gennoue (?), and unless, &c.

(Afterwards, viz., on Friday before the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude, Henry de Greneforde came and acknowledged satisfaction.)

congnicio.

xvjd.

Wednesday after the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul [29 June] came Adam de Bocton, cofferer, before the Chamberlain and acknowledged himself bound to Walter de Gratefyge in the sum of £8; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 5s. until, &c.

Breve Regis sub privato sigillo.

Writ of Privy Seal to Henry le Galeys, the Mayor, to elect a locum tenens to serve during his absence at Berewyk, whither he was about to proceed on the King's business and his own. Dated at Chairingge, 18 June, 27 Edward I. [A.D. 1299].

Pursuant to the above writ, William de Leyre and Walter de Fynchingf[eud] were elected—by the assent and consent of Henry le Galeys, the Mayor, and of John le Blund, Geoffrey de Northone, Adam de Rokeslee, William de Betoigne, John de Canterbury, Nicholas Pycoc, Salomon le Coteler, William le Mazerer, John Wade, Thomas Sely, John de Donestaple, and Thomas Romeyn—and sworn to act on behalf of the said Mayor, so that, however, the said Mayor return before the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude, on which day the election of a new Mayor ought to take place.

nil quia alderm'.

Friday the eve of St. James [25 July] came John de Ponteyse before W. de Leyre, the Mayor's locum tenens, and acknowledged himself indebted to Walter de Fynchingf[eud] in the sum of 28s.; to be paid at Michaelmas, otherwise the money to be raised by fi. fa.

Folio 39 b (xcix).

congnicio Johannis le Moyne.

iijs. jd.

Wednesday after the Feast of St. James [25 July], 27 Edward I. [A.D. 1299], came Stephen de Parys and John le Moyne and caused a certain recognizance to be entered before the Chamberlain at the Guildhall, whereby the said John bound himself to the said Stephen and to Richard de Overtone in the sum of 27 marks 6s. and 8d., in return for the said Stephen releasing all claims under an ejectment. The money to be paid, viz., 100s. at once, and 5 marks at the Feast of All Saints, the Purification, the Ascension, and the Feast of St. James following.

litera attornatus.

Thursday before the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.] came the above Richard de Overtone before William de Leyre, Walter de Fingfeud, John de Norhamton, Salomon le Cutteler, and John de Donestapil, Aldermen, and caused a letter of attorney, appointing Gileberd de Holeburne to receive the above money on his behalf, to be entered. Dated the Feast of St. James [25 July], 27 Edward I. [A.D. 1299].

congnicio.

nil quia per Maiorem.

Henry le Galeys and Robert de Colebroc acknowledged themselves indebted to Sir Edmund, Earl of Cornwall, in the sum of £16 of silver for timber bought of him from his park at Istelwrth; (fn. 65) to be paid at Michaelmas, and unless, &c.

Footnotes

1 Philip, son of John "Vigerous," whose name again appears under this year on fo. 107 b. Cf. William Vigerous infra, fo. 66 b.
2 A schuyt or scout, a Dutch fishing boat.
3 Bread Street Ward.
4 Montpellier.
5 See note supra, p. 19.
6 The citizens had only recently recovered their right to elect a Mayor —a right that had been in abeyance ever since 1285—and their choice had fallen upon Henry le Galeys. Vide infra, fo. 93.
7 Weigher.
8 Angoulême.
9 Combmartin, co. Devon.
10 Diest in Brabant, near St. Trond.
11 Bread Street Ward.
12 Tirlemont in Brabant.
13 Cf. John "Fauk de Red" ('Cal. Letter-Book A,' p. 10).
14 Maker of helmets.
15 Mistake for "Stortheford."
16 In redditu suo de Scocia.
17 Candlewick. Otherwise known as Geoffrey de Comitatu or "atte Shyre." Hust. Roll 29 (II), (90).
18 Bridge Ward.
19 Otherwise known as Richer de Refham, Alderman of Langbourne and other Wards.
20 Ward unknown.
21 Coleman Street (?).
22 Tower.
23 Cornhill.
24 Or Finchingfield, of Cripplegate.
25 Wilbrook.
26 Castle Baynard (?).
27 Cordwainer.
28 Queenhithe.
29 A.D. 1296-7.
30 This early mention of a school attached to St. Martin le Grand is remarkable. Fitz-Stephen, in his well known description of London, temp. Henry II., as preserved in the City's 'Liber Custumarum,' particularizes the church of St. Martin le Grand as one of the principal churches of London which had ancient and prerogative schools, the others being St. Paul's and Holy Trinity, Aldgate ('Liber Cust.,' i. 5). In other texts of Fitz-Stephen's work the names of the churches are not specified, but left to conjecture. It seems clear that Stow must have overlooked this version (notwithstanding the late Mr. Riley's surmise that it is "the same probably that Stow consulted" for his 'Survey'), otherwise he would scarcely have stated, as he does, that the three principal churches alluded to by Fitz-Stephen could be no other than St. Paul's, St. Peter's at Westminster, and St. Saviour's, Bermondsey ('Survey,' Thoms's ed., 1876, pp. 27, 28).
31 Evidently a mistake for 26 Edward I.
32 Not named above.
33 William de Marchia, the King's Treasurer, consecrated 17 May, 1293.
34 It is difficult to ascertain to what this refers. Possibly a cask of the King's wine might have been appro priated and broken open in the course of the previous year, when, as Stow reports, there was "a great famine in England, chiefly a default of wine, that the same could scarcely be had to minister the communion with in the church" ('Annals,' ed. 1592, p. 310).
35 The Exchequer had by the King's order been removed to York on the renewal of the war with Scotland (Stow, 'Annals,' ed. 1592, p. 311).
36 John de Pontissera, alias Sawbridge.
37 Or "letters of statute," for the recovery of debts.
38 I.e., Bethlehem; a bishop in partibus.
39 Printed in Riley's 'Memorials,' p. 39.
40 Cappy on the Somme.
41 Chaulnes (?).
42 Situate on the Somme between Corbie and Peronne.
43 Foreigners and "strangers" (i.e., those who were not of the freedom of the City) were not permitted, as a rule, to take up their residence within its walls for a longer period than forty days, and were subject to severe restrictions as to trade. Exceptions were, however, made from time to time with various foreign towns, and in 1237 a convention or compact was entered into between the citizens of London and the merchants of Amiens, Corbie, and Nesle, towns situate on or near the river Somme, in Picardy, whereby the latter were permitted to enjoy exceptional privileges as to residence and trade within the City, upon payment of 50 marks yearly to the Sheriffs of London for the City's ferm ('Lib. Cust.,' i. 64-66). By "hanse" is meant an association, more especially of merchants; although its original signification is a mercantile impost or entrance fee of a guild.
44 Illius officii. An inquest held for the purpose of obtaining information about royal rights, local customs, &c., was known as an "inquest ex officio" (Pollock and Maitland, 'History of English Law,' i. 119).
45 'Memorials,' pp. 39, 40.
46 Richard, Earl of Cornwall, the father of Edmund, had in 1246 granted Queenhithe to the citizens to farm, at an annual rent of £50. The custody of the hithe was thereupon committed to the Sheriffs, and a half-year's rent had been allowed, as it appears, to fall into arrear, owing, probably, to the death of John de Storteford during his shrievalty. 'Liber Cust.,' i. 46, 47; Stow, 'Survey' (Thoms's ed.), p. 134.
47 Spontoon, or half pike.
48 A "costret" or "costrel," a vessel for holding or carrying wine of other liquid.
49 Read by Riley ('Memorials,' p. 40) as circellis, and translated "small circlets."
50 See note supra, p. 77.
51 A marginal note to the effect that this was cancelled because paid to John de la Coste, the creditor's attorney, as appears infra, on the twenty-fourth folio (from here), i.e., fo. 60.
52 The Husting Roll for this year is recorded as missing.
53 He appears also as "de Holvey" and "de Hellewawen" infra.
54 See Riley's 'Memorials,' p. 40.
55 Officers of the Exchequer. See note infra, p. 91.
56 Later on (p. 91) we meet with Richard de Montpellier, who is described as apothecarius, or apothecary; so that ypothecarius may possibly be a scribe's error.
57 Stat. of Acton Burnel, 13 Edw. I.
58 A nephew of the Bishop of London, to whose bishopric he succeeded in 1318.
59 Printed in 'Liber Cust.' (i. 91), with the addition et hoc affirmatum fuit in præsentia communitatis.
60 By custom of the City the Mayor and Aldermen had the custody of orphans, and it is to this, probably, that the passage refers. See Riley's 'Memorials,' pp. 40, 41.
61 A "round house" or prison on Cornhill, so called from its having been "built somewhat in fashion of a tun standing on the one end"; originally used for the imprisonment of night walkers, but afterwards converted into a cistern, and known as the Conduit on Cornhill.
62 Probably officers of the King's Bench or Marshalsea.
63 Possibly a spur, known in heraldry as a "mullet."
64 Printed in Riley's 'Memorials,' p. 41.
65 Isleworth, co. Middlesex. At the outbreak of the Barons' War the manor, then the property of Richard, the father of Edmund, Earl of Cornwall, was ravaged with fire by the Londoners See 'Chron. of Mayors and Sheriffs,' pp. 65-69.


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