Folios 90 - 96

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1900

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'Folios 90 - 96', Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: B: 1275-1312 (1900), pp. 205-219. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33045 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Folio 90 (xlviij b).

cognicio.

xiiijd.

Saturday after the Feast of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.], 2 Edward II. [A.D. 1308], came John Bogeys, junior, baker, and acknowledged himself bound to Hugh de Strobby in the sum of 10 marks; to be paid, viz., 5 marks at Michaelmas, and 5 marks the same time the year following; and unless, &c.

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supra viij folio.

Monday after the Feast of Decollation of St. John Bapt. [29 Aug.] came Robert de Chigewelle and Geoffrey de Yarmouth (Gernemuta), cornmongers, and undertook on behalf of Roger "le Graunt Barbour" to pay to Andrew Meel the sum of 10 marks within fifteen days, unless previously acquitted, which sum of 10 marks the said Roger had acknowledged to the said Andrew, anno 35 [Edward I.], supra. (fn. 1)

(Cancelled because William de Boveye, attorney of the above Andrew, acknowledged satisfaction.)

cognicio.

ijd.

Wednesday after the Feast of St. Giles [1 Sept.] came Robert de Bolnhurst, "chaucer," and acknowledged himself bound to William le Botiller, apothecary, in the sum of 14s.; to be paid, viz., 4s. 6d. at the Feast of All Saints and the Purification, and 5s. at Easter following, &c.

cognicio.

xiiijd.

Wednesday after the Feast of Exaltation of Holy Cross [14 Sept.] came Gilbert Ladde, "armurer," and acknowledged himself bound to William Everard, goldsmith, in the sum of £6 13s. 4d.; to be paid at Christmas, &c.

cognicio.

ijs. iijd.

The following day came Arnald, son and heir of Robert de Suffolk, taverner, and acknowledged himself bound to Henry le Gaugeour, vintner, in the sum of 20 marks; to be paid, viz., 5 marks at Christmas and Easter, and 44s. 5d. at the three next quarter days; and unless, &c.

cognicio.

xxd.

Friday before the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.] came Robert de Gloucestre, goldsmith, and acknowledged himself bound to Benedict de Burgo, skinner, in the sum of £10; to be paid, viz., 100s. at Christmas, and 100s. at the Purification.

(Afterwards the said Benedict came and acknowledged he had received £9.)

cognicio.

nil quia alderm'.

Thursday after the Feast of St. Edward [13 Oct.] came William Poumfreit, "peleter," and acknowledged himself bound to William de Leyre in the sum of £7; to be paid at Easter, &c.

cognicio.

xiiijd.

The same day came William de Kent, tailor, Roger Poyntel, John le Pestour de Aldermanbiry, and Stephen le Naylere, and acknowledged themselves jointly and severally bound to James le Botiller in the sum of 10 marks and 4 pence; to be paid at the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude, and unless, &c.

cognicio.

nil quia alderm'.

Saturday the morrow of St. Luke [18 Oct.] came John de Cornwall, skinner, and acknowledged himself bound to William de Leyre, Alderman, in the sum of £7; to be paid at Easter next, &c.

Folio 90 b (xlviij).

cognicio.

iijs. iiijd.

Saturday the morrow of the Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct.], 2 Edward II. [A.D. 1308], came Thomas, son of Thomas Cros, and acknowledged himself bound to Simon de Merworthe, bureller, in the sum of £20; to be paid at the Feast of St. Martin, and unless, &c.

(Cancelled because the said Simon acknowledged satisfaction.)

cognicio.

nil quia alderm'.

Monday after the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.] came Robert Ilger, skinner, and acknowledged himself bound to Walter de Leyre, Alderman, in the sum of £7; to be paid at Easter, &c.

cognicio.

ijd.

The next day came Richard de Lothebiry, Walter le Hireys, Peter de Lenne, and Walter Catel, goldsmiths, and acknowledged themselves severally bound to Richard de Burgo, goldsmith, in the sum of 20s.; to be paid by instalments of half a mark at Christmas, at the beginning of Lent, and at Easter, &c.

cognicio.

iiijd.

Monday the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.] came Richard de St. Alban, summoner (fn. 2) (summonitor), before Richard Poterel, the Chamberlain, and acknowledged himself bound to Peter de Hungrie, pepperer, in the sum of 40s.; to be paid at Easter, &c.

cognicio.

vjd.

The following Thursday came Henry Wyte, mercer, and acknowledged himself bound to "Bruno" de Podio, clerk, in the sum of 60s.; to be paid at Easter, &c.

cognicio.

vd.

Friday after the above Feast came William de Kaysho, mercer, and acknowledged himself bound to "Betto" Entelmine, merchant of Luka, and Nicholas Sartoy in the sum of 52s.; to be paid, viz., 30s. at Easter, and 11s. at each following quarter, &c. They (the creditors) put in their place Guy Sartoy to receive the money, &c.

cognicio.

xd.

The same day came Roger de Netlestede, skinner, and acknowledged himself bound to "Bruno" de Podio, clerk, in the sum of 100s.; to be paid at Easter; and unless, &c.

cognicio.

xd.

Wednesday the Feast of St. Edmund, K. [20 Nov.], came the above Roger and acknowledged himself bound to the above "Bruno" in a similar sum; to be paid at Easter, &c.

cognicio.

xld.

Saturday after the Feast of St. Nicholas [6 Dec.] came Walter de Montacute and acknowledged himself bound to Adam de Colcestre in the sum of £20; to be paid, viz., £10 at Easter, and £10 at Midsummer, &c.

cognicio.

nil quia justic' d'ni R.

Tuesday after the same Feast came John de Merlawe, "cozoun," before the Mayor, Aldermen, and Chamberlain, and acknowledged himself bound to Gilbert de Robirs, (fn. 3) the King's Justice, in the sum of £6; to be paid at the Purification; and unless, &c.

Folio 91 (xlvij b).

cognicio.

nil quia alderm'.

Friday the Feast of St. Lucia, V. [13 Dec.], 2 Edward II. [A.D. 1308], came John de Barneby, junior, pepperer, before Richard Poterel, Chamberlain, and acknowledged himself bound to Nicholas Pycot, Alderman, in the sum of £8; to be paid, viz., 20s. on the Feast of St. Hillary, and 70s. at Easter and Midsummer following; and unless, &c.

(Cancelled because the said Nicholas acknowledged satisfaction.)

cognicio.

vjs. viijd et residuum condonatur per Maiorem ad instanciam J. de Wengrave alderm'.

The following Monday came William de Finchingfeld, Robert le Maderman, and Peter de Blakeneye before Nicholas de Farndone, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and the Chamberlain, and acknowledged themselves jointly and severally bound to John de Westwode and John de Lauvare, cutlers, executors of John de Bristoll', in the sum of 85 marks; to be paid, viz., 45 marks at Midsummer next, and 40 marks at Christmas; and unless, &c.

(Afterwards, viz., on Friday after the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul, the said creditors came and received from the above William and his partners, in the Chamber of the Guildhall before the Chamberlain, the sum of £30 of the aforesaid 85 marks, &c. Cancelled because the whole paid, &c.)

cognicio.

vijd.

Friday the eve of St. Thomas [21 Dec.] came Richard le Gras, spicer, before the Chamberlain and acknowledged himself bound to Robert de Astone, called "Pourte," "stokfihsmongere," in the sum of 70s.; to be paid in the quinzaine of Easter next, and unless, &c.

cognicio.

ija.

Monday after the Feast of St. Thomas [21 Dec.] came William de Overtone and acknowledged himself bound to Roger de Arcubus, spicer, in the sum of 20s.; to be paid on the first Sunday in Lent, &c.

cognicio.

iiijd.

Saturday after the Feast of Epiphany [6 Jan.], 2 Edward II. [A.D. 1308-9], came Richard le Spenser, brewer, and acknowledged himself bound to Sir William de Dokemeresfelde, chaplain of the parish church of St. Mary le Bow, in the sum of 44s.; to be paid, viz., 22s. in the quinzaine of Easter, and 22s. at the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula; and unless, &c.

cognicio.

xld.

Monday the Feast of SS. Fabian and Sebastian [20 Jan.] came John de Stebenhethe, "blader," and Reyner, son of Roger le Taillour, "blader," and acknowledged themselves jointly and severally bound to Roger atte Vine and Peter Clerk, executors of Henry atte Vine, in the sum of £20; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 100s., commencing at Easter; and unless, &c.

cognicio.

ijd.

Tuesday after the Feast of Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.] came Walter de Fynchingfeld and Robert his brother and acknowledged themselves jointly and severally bound to Walter de Bodebury in the sum of 2 marks; to be paid at Easter; and unless, &c.

cognicio.

xvjd.

Wednesday before the Feast of St. Lucia, V. [13 Dec.], 2 Edward II. [A.D. 1308], came John le Blund, Knt., and acknowledged himself bound to Henry Nasard, draper, in the sum of £8; to be paid at Midsummer next, and unless, &c.

Folio 91 b (xlvij).

cognicio.

xiijs. xd.

Saturday the eve of the Purification [2 Feb.], 2 Edward II. [A.D. 1308-9], came John de Sellynge and acknowledged himself bound to Adam de Skeltone in the sum of £80 and 66s. 8d.; to be paid, viz., one moiety on Ash Wednesday and the other at Easter; and unless, &c.

(Cancelled because the said Adam came and acknowledged satisfaction.)

cognicio.

vjd.

The following Tuesday came Robert de Bovele, saddler, and acknowledged himself bound to Nicholas Edmund, fishmonger, in the sum of 53s. 4d.; to be paid at the Feast of Pentecost, and unless, &c.

cognicio.

xiiijd.

The following Thursday came Richard atte Celer, taverner, and acknowledged himself bound to "Gosselino" Pagan, merchant of Gascony, in the sum of 10 marks; to be paid, viz., 5 marks at Easter, and 5 marks in the quinzaine next following; and unless, &c.

cognicio.

ijs.

Friday the Feast of St. Valentine [14 Feb.] came John Cosyn, mercer, and acknowledged himself bound to Peter de Grenewiz, mercer, in the sum of £12; to be paid by quarterly instalments of 40s., commencing at Easter. Thereupon came John "de Cotenne," skinner, and Andrew de Brouning, ironmonger, and each mainprised for £6 out of the above £12; to be paid at the terms stated, if the debtor should make default; and unless, &c.

(Afterwards, viz., at the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula, anno 4 Edward II., the said John "Cotene" came and paid R[ichard] Poterel, the Chamberlain, 60s.)

cognicio.

iiijd.

The same day came Roger Aleyn, butcher, and acknowledged himself bound to John de Haningfeld, taverner, in the sum of 40s.; to be paid, viz., 20s. in the quinzaine of Easter, and 20s. at the Feast of Pentecost; and unless, &c.

cognicio.

viijd.

Saturday the Feast of St. Peter in Cathedra [22 Feb.] came William Tasse, junior (le jovene), de "Stebenhethe," and acknowledged himself bound to Nicholas de Bek, mercer, in the sum of £4; to be paid, viz., 20s. in the quinzaine of Easter, 40s. at Midsummer, and 20s. at Michaelmas; and unless, &c.

cognicio.

ijs. viijd.

The morrow of St. Matthias [24 Feb.] came John Tasse de "Stebenhuthe," butcher, and acknowledged himself bound to the above Nicholas in the sum of £16 5s. 8d.; to be paid, viz., £8 at Pentecost, 60s. at the Decollation of St. John Bapt., £4 at the Feast of All Saints, and 25s. 8d. at Christmas following; and unless, &c.

cognicio.

nil quia familiar' Regis.

Friday after the same Feast came Walter de Fynchingfeld, William de Enefeld, John de Porcfelde, Alexander le Maziner, Geoffrey le Bornissour, Richard le Viroler, Hugh de Branndone, John Arnold, Walter de Borhe, and Richard de Borhe, and acknowledged themselves jointly and severally indebted to Thomas de "Wyht" in five casks of wine; to be paid at Easter; and unless, &c. And the aforesaid Thomas de "Wyth" put in his place Henry de Passenham to execute, &c.

Folio 92 (xlvj b).

cognicio.

xd.

Tuesday before the Feast of SS. Perpetua and Felicitas [7 March], 2 Edward II. [A.D. 1308-9], came William de la Sale, mason (cementarius), and acknowledged himself bound to William de Wyttone, skinner, and Roysia his wife in the sum of £4 13s. 4d.; to be paid, viz., 20s. on Easter Eve, and 73s. 4d. at Pentecost; and unless, &c.

cognicio.

xvijd.

Wednesday the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March] came Morice atte Water, butcher, and acknowledged himself bound to Ralph Ratespray in the sum of £8 7s.; to be paid, viz., 60s. at Easter, 40s. at Midsummer and Michaelmas, and 27s. at Christmas, &c.

cognicio.

vs. et residuum perdonatur quia pena.

The following day came Ralph de Honilane, vintner, before the Mayor, Aldermen, and Chamberlain, and acknowledged himself bound to Sir Henry de Guldeford, clerk, in the sum of £50; to be paid at Michaelmas, &c.

cognicio.

iijs. ijd.

Tuesday after the above Feast came Fromund de Donestaple before the Chamberlain and acknowledged himself bound to "Gausamo" Pagan in the sum of £18 13s. 4d.; to be paid at Pentecost, &c.

cognicio.

iijd.

The same day came Roger, son of Humfrey the Skinner, and acknowledged himself bound to Ralph de "Blyda," saddler, in the sum of 30s.; to be paid at Pentecost, &c.

cognicio.

nil quia camerar'.

Wednesday the morrow of the Annunciation B. M. [25 March], 2 Edward II. [A.D. 1309], came Ralph de "Blida," saddler, [and] Geoffrey de Gernemue, (fn. 4) "blader," before the Mayor and Chamberlain and acknowledged themselves jointly and severally indebted to Richard Poterel, senior, in the sum of 8½ marks; to be paid in the quinzaine of Easter, and unless, &c.

(Afterwards the said Ralph paid the said Richard 5 marks.)

cognicio.

iijd.

The same day came Roger de Evere, "ferroun," and acknowledged himself bound to Nicholas Bastard, "taillur," in the sum of 40s.; to be paid by instalments of 5s. at Midsummer and Michaelmas, and so from year to year until, &c.

cognicio.

vijd.

Saturday the Feast of St. Alphege [19 April] came Richard le Sumenour (fn. 5) and acknowledged himself bound to John de Durem, brother of Henry de Durem, in the sum of 70s. 10d.; to be paid, viz., 40s. at the Feast of Pentecost, and 30s. 10d. a month later; and unless, &c.

cognicio.

iijs. vd.

Tuesday before the Feast of St. Mark [25 April] came John de St. Alban, dyer, and acknowledged himself bound to William Servat in the sum of £20 7s. 6d.; to be paid, viz., 100s. eight days after the Sunday following, 107s. 6d. at Pentecost, and £10 at Midsummer; and unless, &c.

cognicio.

xijd.

The same day came John de Cornwall, Philip Lenfaunt, [and] Richard Gentylcors and acknowledged themselves bound to John de Cotene, skinner, in the sum of £6, to wit, each of them in the sum of 40s.; to be paid, viz., 60s. at the Feast of St. Martin "in Yeme" that year, and a similar sum at the same time next year.

[Recognizances continued on fo. 100 b facie inversa.—Editor.]

Folio 92 b (xlvj).

[facieinversa.]

Thursday before Easter [3 April], 23 Edward I. [A.D. 1295], was read an agreement between William de Aldenham, "goldbetere," and Mary his wife of the one part, and Adam de Hallingebure of the other part, whereby the said William and Mary demised to the said Adam a shop in Soperelane, near the shop of John Pete and the tenement of the Prioress of Halewell. To hold for a term of ten years at an annual rent of 7s., the sum of £10 10s. being paid by way of fine (in gersumam). Witnesses, Simon de Paris, John Skarlet, William de "Gerton'," Alexander Curteys, Richer le Botouner, Robert de Dur', Robert le Kallere, William le Paternostrer, Robert Clerk, and others [not named].

The following Saturday was read a deed whereby Juliana, relict of Sewald the fishmonger, demised to William de Storteford, pepperer, a shop in Soperelane, near the tenement of Hamo Box. To hold for a term of ten years at an annual rent of 54s. 8d., of which rent the sum of 100s. is paid in hand and is to be accounted for. Witnesses, Sir John le Breton', Knt., Warden of the City; Richard de Gloucestre and Henry Box, Sheriffs, William de Betton', Thomas Romeyn, William de "Garton'," William de Helmeton', Robert Clerk, and others [not named].

Folio 93 (xxxviij). (fn. 6)

On Wednesday in Easter week, 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298], all the Aldermen of the City and twelve reputable and liege men of the same were commanded to appear before the lord the King and his Council at Westminster, and there the lord the King and his Council granted the citizens of London the election of the Mayoralty. (fn. 7)

The Friday following [11 April] all the Aldermen, in conjunction with twelve men of each Ward, elected Henry le Galeys to be Mayor.

On the following Monday [14 April] the King's writ was read in an assembly of the Aldermen and the people to the effect that he restored the City, with its mayoralty and liberties, to the citizens for the good service they had done him; but he had appointed John le Breton, his late Warden of the City, and others to inquire into certain trespasses committed during his absence in Flanders, with a view to punishing the offenders as the King and his Council should think fit. Dated Westminster, 11 April, 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298].

On Wednesday next [16 April] the said Henry le Galeys was presented to the lord the King as Mayor at Fulham; (fn. 8) and the following day he was admitted and sworn at Westminster before the Treasurer and Barons of the Exchequer.

On Friday the same Henry, the Mayor, took his journey towards Lincoln for expediting arduous business of his, and he put in his place William de Betoyne and Geoffrey de Nortone.

On the following Saturday came Sir John Bretun, Knt., late custos of the City, and brought a certain letter bidding him restore the City, with its mayoralty and liberties, to the citizens Dated Fulham, 5 April, 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298].

The following Sunday the King's writ came to William de Betoyne, addressed to the Chamberlains (camerariis) of the City: (fn. 9) Edward, &c. We remember to have given orders for a tron to be made for weighing wool in our town of Len, (fn. 10) and for such tron to be carefully examined and proved at the Guildhall of London, and thereafter to be brought to our Exchequer at Westminster. And because we are unwilling that the matter should be longer delayed, we bid you strictly to appear at our said Exchequer on Saturday after Easter, bringing with you the said tron, examined and proved in manner aforesaid, to do what our Barons on our behalf shall enjoin therein. Witness, J[ohn] de Cobbeham, at Westminster, 18 April, 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298].

Concerning which order the said William dared not do anything before the coming of the said Henry, the Mayor. (fn. 11)

Folio 93 b (xxxviij b).

The Tuesday following came the Mayor, and another writ [was read] addressed to the Mayor and Chamberlains (et camerariis), bidding them again bring the aforesaid tron to the Exchequer on Thursday the Feast of SS. Philip and James [1 May]. Witness, J[ohn] de Cobbeham, at Westminster, 30 April, 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298]. (fn. 12)

Thereupon the said Mayor caused woolmen (lanarios) to be summoned, viz., Martin Box, Alderman; John Torgys (or Turgys), Richard Cristemasse, Walter le Fullere, William his brother, John Buhze, woolmen; and Thomas Torgod (or Torgot), "ancer-maker," (fn. 13) sworn to weigh at the tron of Lenne for weighing wool in that vill; which tron contains four weys (pisas) and fourteen cloves (clavos). (fn. 14) And it was marked with the City's mark.

The Wednesday following the Mayor and citizens brought the tron marked to the Exchequer; which tron was admitted by the citizens aforesaid, and delivered to the men of Lenne.

Writ for the election of two citizens to meet the King and Barons at York, on the Feast of Pentecost, to consult upon public affairs. Dated Westminster, 10 April, 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298]. (fn. 15)

Pursuant to the above, the Mayor and Aldermen elected Sirs Walter de Finchingfeud and Adam de Foleham, Aldermen, each of whom received 100s. for his expenses.

On the following Saturday, in an assembly of Aldermen, in the presence of the Mayor, William de Esthalle was made attorney for the Commonalty at the Exchequer and in Bench (in banco).

Sunday after the quinzaine of Easter [6 April] it was ordained in the presence of the said Mayor—by John le Blound, William Mazeliner, Richard de Gloucester, Thomas Cros, Salomon le Cotiler, Walter de Finchingfeud, Adam de Foleham, Nicholas de Farndone, Geoffrey de Northone, John de Dunstaple, Thomas Sely, John Wade, Adam de Hallingeberi, William de Bettoyne, Adam de Rokele, Thomas Romein, Aldermen—that Sir Walter de Langetone (fn. 16) should have a present of the value of 40 marks from the Commonalty; and thereupon Nicholas de Farndone is to undertake to make for the use of the said Walter...... (fn. 17)

Folio 94 (xxxix).

The same day Gilbert de Tonddebi was sworn of the Counsel (de consilio) of the City, receiving 4 marks annually.

Thursday before the Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May] it was ordered by the same Aldermen that no robber, homicide, nor other fugitive in the churches should thenceforth be kept in custody (custodiantur (fn. 18) ) in the churches.

Monday in the week of Pentecost [25 May] the Mayor and Aldermen appointed William de Grantham [to be their attorney] before Sir Roger le Brabazun, the King's Justice (fn. 19) and locum tenens, and he will receive annually so long as he be attorney 20s.

The following Thursday Robert de Wethernghey, chaplain, William Jurdan, [and] John le Benere were sworn to guard London Bridge and faithfully receive and render account for [the rents] whensoever required. Thomas Romein, Alderman, similarly sworn coadjutor (soadiutor ?) up to Michaelmas next, without rendering account.

Wednesday the Feast of St. Barnabas [11 June], 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298], Brother John de Leuesham, one of the Brethren of the Bridge House (domus pontis), (fn. 20) London, became bailiff of the manor of Leuesham, (fn. 21) admitting the care and administration of all goods, &c. And by his oath he bound himself to render thereof reasonable account, &c. (fn. 22)

The following Friday there were assembled in the Chamber of the Guildhall, Henry le Galeys, the Mayor; John de Storteford and William de Storteford, the Sheriffs; Richard de Gloucestre, Thomas Sely, Ralph de Honilane, Nicholas Hauteyn, John de Donestaple, William de Leyre, William de Betoyne, John de Canterbury, Richer le Mercer, Thomas Romayn, John Wade, Geoffrey de Nortone, and Adam de Roquesle, Aldermen; Thomas de Suffolk and Adam de Fulham, late Sheriffs; Reginald de Frouwyk, John le Chaucer, and others [not named], and there they agreed that merchants of Sandwich should not traffic with foreigners.

Litera pro civibus mand' Thes' et Baron'.

Writ to the Treasurer and Barons of the Exchequer reciting the restoration of the City with its mayoralty and liberties as enjoyed by the citizens before the City was taken into the King's hand, and bidding the said Treasurer and Barons to allow them to enjoy such reasonable liberties according to the terms of his letter of restoration. Dated at York, 28 [May (fn. 23) ], 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298].

The writ sent to the Exchequer on Wednesday after the Feast of St. Botolph [17 June].

Folio 94 b (xxxix b).

Breve Regis pro malefactoribus castigandis.

Writ for the preservation of the peace of the City, the punishment of fraudulent bakers, brewers, and millers, and enjoining that all corn ground at mills within the City and without be weighed by the millers, who shall return a corresponding weight in flour. Dated at York, 28 May, 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298]. (fn. 24)

Carta Oxon'.

Charter of Henry III to the Burgesses of Oxford. Dated at Westminster, 16 Feb., 13 Henry III. [A.D. 1228-9]. (fn. 25)

Folio 95 (xl).

Wednesday after the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul [29 June], 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298], came Robert le Treyer and Stephen Pykeman before H. le Galeys, Mayor, and the Aldermen, &c., and acknowledged they owed the Wardens of London Bridge the sum of £60 4s. 10d., jointly and severally, being arrears of rent issuing from a house called "le Hales," which house was in aid of the bridge aforesaid by gift and demise of Sir Henry le Galeys, and was tenanted by the said Robert and Stephen under the Commonalty of the City for the term of their lives at a certain annual rent payable to the bridge; the said sum to be paid on Sunday after the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], the year aforesaid. In default, the house to be taken into the hand of the City, and a fi. fa. to issue on their lands and tenements for raising the money to the use of the aforesaid bridge, &c. And as touching the sum of 10 marks which the Wardens of the bridge demanded, they say that they accounted for the same before Thomas Cros and the sum was allowed them upon their account, and they call compurgators, &c. Afterwards they consent that if the money was not so allowed them it shall be levied by fi. fa. on their goods and chattels to the use of the said bridge, &c. (fn. 26)

Folio 95 b (xl b).

Monday the morrow of St. Katherine, V. [25 Nov.], 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298], came Adam de Fulham, Alderman, in pleas of lands in full Husting of London in the presence of Henry le Galeys, the Mayor; John de Stertford, Sheriff; Geoffrey de Northon, Walter [sic], (fn. 27) John de Canterbury, Thomas Romein, Salomon le Cotiler, John de Dounstable, William de Betthoin, Thomas Seli, Nicholas Pycoth, Richard de Gloucester, and Richer le Mercer, Aldermen, and caused a certain deed to be read whereby he the said Adam demised to Gilbert Cros and Richard Wolmer the common quay of "Botulfh warf," comprising houses late belonging to Martin de Garscherche, with all issues such as kayage, loage, deskartage, &c., except that freemen of the City shall be allowed to go to and from the gate of the wharf and the Thames for charging and discharging their goods without hindrance or disturbance, paying full kayage for any vessel remaining at the wharf more than one night. To hold the said wharf for a term of seven years from Midsummer, 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298], at an annual rent of 10 marks.

Folio 96 (xlj).

The same day the aforesaid Mayor and Aldermen granted to Geoffrey de "Norte," their co-Alderman, the sum of £10 and the fee (feodum) of deeds and wills for making records in the Husting from Easter, anno 26 Edward I., until the Easter following.

Letter patent for St. Botulph's Fair.

To all stewards, bailiffs, and officers of the Fair of St. Botulph and other faithful of Christ to whom the present letters shall come, Henry le Galeys, Mayor of the City of London, as well as the whole commune send greeting. Know ye that we have made and constituted our beloved in Christ Elyas Russel, John de Armenters, William de Paris, and William de Mareys, our Wardens and attorneys at the present Fair of St. Botulph, to demand and claim and exact all our citizens who are for any cause arrested or impleaded in any of your courts, and for executing full justice in all plaints against them according to the law merchant, ratifying and holding good anything they or any one of them may do in the premises and in all other things which they or any one of them shall deem to affect in any way the liberties of the City and our citizens. (fn. 28) In witness whereof we have set our common seal to these presents. Dated at London, Sunday the Feast of St. Margaret, V. [20 July], 26 Edward I. [A.D. 1298].

Sunday the Feast of Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.], 3 Edward II. [A.D. 1309], came Richard le Chaundeler de Ebbegate before the Chamberlain and acknowledged himself bound to William de Leyre, Alderman, in 10 quarters of corn according to the best price of corn coming to Billynggesgate or to Queenhithe of two pence (de duobus denariis); to be paid within three weeks after Michaelmas next, and unless, &c.

Footnotes

1 Cf. supra, p. 196.
2 Probably identical with Richard "le Sumenour," infra, p. 211.
3 Gilbert de Roubury, Justice of the King's Bench from 1295. He is recorded as having sat at the Guildhall in 1305, together with Sir Roger de Brabazon, to try criminals who, from the fact that they committed depredations armed with clubs, were termed trailbastons, although the name came also to be applied to the Justices them selves. 'Chron Edward I. and II.,' vol. i. p. 137; Aungier, 'French Chron.' (Riley's translation), pp. 246, 287; Rishanger (Rolls Series, No. 28), ii. 224.
4 Yarmouth.
5 The same, no doubt, as Richard de St. Alban, described supra, p. 207, as summonitor.
6 Yet another pagination.
7 The charter of restitution of the City's liberties, which had been in abeyance since 1285, bears date 11 April, 26 Edward I., and is preserved at the Guildhall.
8 From a passage in Letter-Book C (fo. xxiv b) it appears that the King issued a writ to the Barons of the Exchequer, notifying the restitution of the City's liberties, from York on 28 May of this year, and that by virtue of this writ Henry le Galeys was elected and admitted by the King at Fulham the following day (in cras tino dati brevis). Cf. infra, p. 217.
9 According to the compiler of 'Liber Albus' (Rolls Series, i. 15), the writ is addressed to William de Betoyne and Geoffrey de Nortone as Chamberlains, a proof that the Mayor and Chamberlain were formerly one and the same; although on the next page there is another writ addressed to the Mayor and the Chamberlains.
10 Lynn, co. Norfolk.
11 Printed in 'Lib. Cust.,' i. 106.
12 This and the two following para graphs are printed in the 'Liber Cust.,' i. 106, 107.
13 "Autermakere" in the 'Liber Cust.,' fo. 62 b; and so printed in 'Liber Cust' (Rolls Series), i. 107. This is, no doubt, a mistake of the scribe, who possibly copied it from this passage. "Ancer" or "Aunser" appears to be akin to "Ancel" or "Auncel," meaning a little balance Thomas le "Aunsermakere" (factor aunserorum) occurs in 1303, and is probably the same man (Letter-Book C, fo. lxix b). See 'Cal. Letter-Book A,' p. 154n.; 'Memorials,' p. 283, note 5.
14 Pisa, a corruption, probably, of the mediæval Latin pensa, a weight or wey. The meaning of the passage appears to be that the tron here mentioned would weigh as much at one time as four weys and four cloves, the weight of the wey and the clove being, however, variable quantities See Glossary, 'Liber Cust.,' s. vv. Clavus and Pisa.
15 Writ and return printed in Pal grave's 'Parliamentary Writs,' i. 72.
16 Bishop of "Chester" (as the bishopric of Lichfield and Coventry was then styled) and the King's Treasurer. He accompanied the King to Scotland this year, and was present at the battle of Falkirk, an account of which he sent by letter addressed to the "Mayor and Barons" of London. On the accession of Edward II. he fell into disgrace.
17 Nicholas de Farndon, being a goldsmith, was doubtless to make a piece of plate to secure the favour of the King's Treasurer, but the record omits to enter into details.
18 Or watched. The ordinance was for the purpose of giving a fugitive a chance of escaping out of sanctuary. In 1321 a royal pardon was granted to the City for neglecting to keep watch on those who had fled for sanctuary to the City churches. This was granted, however, on the distinct understanding that in future a watch was to be kept on such fugitives in the same manner as in other parts of the realm. 'Liber Cust.,' i. 346-7.
19 Justice of the Bench 1289, Chief Justice 1295-1316.
20 On old London Bridge, as founded by Peter de Colecherch and finished in 1209, there stood a chapel dedicated to St. Thomas the Martyr, with an endowment for two priests or chap lains, four clerks, and other brethren In course of time a dwelling house appears to have been attached to the chapel, which came to be known as the Bridge House. This must not be confounded with another house so called, which was situate at the South wark end of the bridge, and served (inter alia) for storing material for the repair of the bridge, and later for storing corn in time of famine Introd to 'Liber Cust.,' pp. cii, ciii.
21 The proceeds of the manor of Lewisham still form part of the "Bridge House Estate," and are de voted to the maintenance and repair of the bridge. For particulars as to the Bridge House property at Lewis ham, see 'Chronicles of London Bridge,' by An Antiquary, 1827, pp 253, 254.
22 Printed in 'Liber Cust.,' i. 95.
23 Vide supra, p. 213 n. The date here has been unfortunately cut off by the binder.
24 Printed in 'Memorials,' pp. 36, 37. A similar ordinance touching the weighing of corn and flour by millers is to be found in 'Letter-Book A,' fo. 113 b (see 'Calendar,' p. 208).
25 Printed in 'Liber Cust.,' ii. 671-3.
26 Printed in 'Liber Cust.,' i. 95 Where the tenement called "Le Hales" was situate we are not in formed. Riley conjectured that "pos sibly the great house in Stocks Market may have been so called" ('Liber Cust.,' Introd., p. ciii, note). On the other hand, it might have been one of a large number of houses which Galeys erected (by licence of the King, anno 10 Edward I.) near Old Change and St. Paul's Chuichyard, the profits of which were, like those of the Stocks Market, devoted to the main tenance of London Bridge. 'Chro nicles of London Bridge,' pp. 130-133.
27 Walter de Finchingfield (?).
28 A similar commission recorded, anno 29 Edward I., in Letter-Book C, fo. lxib Printed in 'Liber Cust.,' i 180 .


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