Breve Regis pro libertatibus civium Wyntonie allocandis.
Saturday after the Feast of Translation of St. Thomas the
Martyr [7 July], 27 Edward I. [A. D. 1299], came Walter Russel,
"tapyner," Henry Peperwyte, and Reginald de Houghton, citizens
of Winchester, and brought a writ addressed to the Mayor and
Sheriffs of London commanding them to permit burgesses of
Winchester to pass with their merchandise without charging
them with pontage dues, in conformity with the terms of the
charter granted to Winchester. Dated Stibbenhethe, 6 May,
27 Edward I. [A. D. 1299]. Thereupon, after inspection of the
said charter, precept was issued by the Mayor and Sheriffs to
the Wardens of London Bridge to desist from levying pontage
on merchants of Winchester, and to surrender any distress they
had taken. (fn. 1)
Folio xxx b.
Carta Regis Edwardi facta Teotonicis.
Charter of Edward I. confirming charter of Henry III. granted
at the instance of Richard, King of the Romans, to the merchants
of Almaine having their house in the City of London, commonly
called the Guildhall of the Teutonics. Dated Westminster,
18 Nov., 9 Edward I. [A. D. 1281]. (fn. 2)
Carta Regis Henr' facta Teotonicis.
Charter of Henry III. to the same. Dated Westminster,
15 June, 44 Henry III. [A. D. 1260].
Convencio facta inter cives Lond' et Teotonicos.
Composition between the citizens of London and the merchants of the Hanse of Almaine as to the repair of Bishopsgate. Dated London, the month of June, 10 Edward I.
[A. D. 1282]. (fn. 3)
(A memorandum to the effect that on 10 Dec., 3 Richard II.
[A. D. 1379], the above indented composition, under the seal of
the lord the King and of the Commonalty of London, was shown
in the inner Chamber of the Guildhall of London to John
Hadlee, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and certain commoners
summoned for the purpose by ambassadors sent on behalf of
the Society of the Hanse in England, &c.)
Videte cartam civium Colonensium que est contraria isti convencioni
quantum de libertatibus habendis inter Londonienses in vj folio
proximo sequente. (fn. 4)
Thursday after the Feast of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.],
27 Edward I. [A. D. 1299], Ralph de Attendern', merchant of
Almaine and a member of the Hanse, complains before William
de Leyre and Walter de Fynchingef[eud], deputies of the Mayor,
and other Aldermen [not named], of Richer de Refham, the
Sheriff, having twice unlawfully taken money from him as
custom due on silk.
Folio xxxi b.
Charter of Henry III. to the effect that the aid granted to him
by the Barons of London for the protection of his rights in
France should not be drawn into a precedent. Dated Westminster, 22 Dec., 11 Henry III. [A. D. 1226]. (fn. 5)
Breve domini Regis ad inquirend' de transgresor' monete.
The King to his beloved and faithful J[ohn] de Cobeham and
W[illiam] de Carleton greeting. Whereas we have appointed
you to inquire on the oath of reputable and lawful men, as well
as merchants and others of our City of London by whom the truth
of the matter may best be known, as to who of our said City
and others sojourning there oftentimes carry out of our kingdom
sterlings, and silver and gold vessels [and] jewels, to parts
beyond the sea, secretly and openly, and change the same for
pollards and crocards and other similar bad money, carrying
back the said money into England, where they again exchange
it in the said City for sterlings, as in our letters patent to you
therein directed more fully is contained, and many citizens and
others have been indicted before you, as we have heard, and
have by you been arrested on that account, as is reported; we,
wishing to extend our special favour to them that they may the
better be able to exercise their merchandise, do command that you
cause the said persons so indicted and arrested to be replevined
by good and sufficient surety until we otherwise shall ordain.
Witness myself at Canterbury, 11 Sept., 27 Edward I. [A. D. 1299].
Breve dn'i R' pro Will'o fil' Warini.
Edward, &c., to the Mayor and Sheriffs of London, &c.
Whereas we have heard from our trusty William Fitz Waryn,
whom we had taken under our protection whilst engaged in our
service, that during his absence Matilda de Borham had intruded
upon one of his messuages in the City, we command you to
restore to him the same estate he had in the said messuage at
the time of his setting out in our service. Dated Ledes, 26 Sept.,
27 Edward I. [A. D. 1299].
Commissio Regis pro pollar' et crocard'.
Writ addressed to the Mayor and Sheriffs of London commanding them to see that the ordinances therein contained
touching base money be duly observed, and appointing John
Ballard and John Galeys to be money-changers at the Port of
Dover. Dated Stebenhethe, 5 May, 27 Edward I. [A. D. 1299]. (fn. 6)
Folio xxxii b.
Be it remembered that on Friday next after the Feast of
St. Michael [29 Sept.], 27 Edward I. [A. D. 1299], Richer de
Refham, the Sheriff of London the previous year, came to the
Guildhall before Henry le Waleys, the Mayor, John le Blunt,
Elyas Russel, John de Canterbury, William de Betoyne,
Geoffrey de Nortone, Richard de Gloucestre, Adam de Fulham,
and other Aldermen, and John de Donstaple and Simon de
Paris, then Chamberlains of the Guildhall, and delivered up
three letters patent of the lord the King which the said Richer
had in his custody, viz.: (1) the confirmation of the Carta Foreste,
dated Westminster, 2 April, the year aforesaid; (2) the
ordinance touching money made in the Parliament at Stebenhuthe, 15 May [sic], the same year; and (3) a letter touching the
postponement of the perambulation of the forest to Michaelmas, (fn. 7)
dated at Lewes, 25 June, the year aforesaid, &c.
Be it remembered that on Monday before the Feast of
St. Edward, K. [13 Oct.], 27 Edward I. [A. D. 1299], in the
presence of Henry le Galeys, Mayor, John le Blund, Walter de
Fynchingfeld, John de Canterbury, Richer de Refham, Thomas
Sely, Thomas Romayn, Nicholas Pikot, William de Betoyne,
William de Leyre, Ralph de Honilane, and John de Donstaple,
Aldermen, Richer de Refham, late Sheriff, delivered to
William Sygeyn, lord of "Ryouns," a certain letter obligatory
whereby the said William was bound to Katherine de la Riole
in £70 14s., and another whereby he was bound to "Stold"
the Lombard in £47 15s., &c.
Delivered to Philip de Merdele for the expenses of Henry le
Galeys and his companions going to Carlisle on the City's
business the sum of £41 received from the Chamberlain, and
40s. received from William de Wolchirche, &c. Whereof
take account in the expenses of their journey to and at Carlisle
of the sum of £25 13s. 5¾d, as appears by particulars; and 76s.
for the purchase of horses for their business; and £4 10s.
delivered to Elias Russell and Walter de Finch[ingfeud]
for their expenses from Carlisle to London, for which they
owe account; and £7 8s. 9¼d. for the expenses of the
aforesaid Henry from Carlisle to London, for which he
owes account; and £6 and 4d. delivered to the said Henry
in money numbered, and 10 marks delivered to Elias Russell,
for which he ought to answer: and so the said Philip
Edward, &c., to all to whom the present letters shall come,
&c. Know ye that whereas our beloved Mayor, Aldermen,
Sheriffs, and the rest of our citizens of London had graciously
undertaken on our behalf to satisfy certain creditors of certain
Gascons whose names are contained in a certain indented
schedule made between our beloved clerk, John de Drokenesford,
the Keeper of our Wardrobe, on our part, and the said Mayor,
Aldermen, Sheriffs, and citizens on the other, touching the sum
of £1,049 13s. 11d., in which we are bound to the said Gascons
by letters of our beloved and trusty Henry de Lacy, Earl of
Lincoln, our lieutenant in the Duchy of Aquitaine-we being
willing to satisfy the said citizens of the aforesaid sum of money,
as they are bound, have granted and assigned to them our
entire ferm of the City aforesaid, and all the issues which by
summons of our Exchequer within the said City and County
of Middlesex can be for any cause exacted or levied to our use;
to receive and hold them by the hands of our Sheriffs for the
time being until the aforesaid sum of £1,049 13s. 11d. be
fully received in form aforesaid; so that the said ferm or
issues aforesaid shall not in the meantime be expended
by us or by our Ministers otherwise than in discharge of
the said money, until by reasonable account thereof yearly
made in our Exchequer it shall appear that the said Mayor,
Aldermen, Sheriffs, and citizens shall have realized the
said sum of money. In witness whereof we have caused
these our letters patent to be made. Witness myself at
Canterbury, 26 May, the twenty-seventh year of our reign
[A. D. 1299].
Debts which Gascon compeers (Vascones de paragio
(fn. 8) ) owe
divers men of the City of London and its precinct, as well within
its liberty as without, and of which the Mayor, Aldermen, and
the rest of the citizens of the said City will satisfy the English
creditors of the said Gascons on the King's behalf; and there
are assigned to the said citizens by the King the term of the
said City and all other issues which by any summons of the
Exchequer can be exacted to the King's use until they shall
have fully recovered the sum paid on the King's behalf. And
the Sheriffs of the said City shall cause all pledges given by the
said Gascons for the debts aforesaid to be forthwith given up.
Sir William de "Fluvyan"-debtor to William Fatting, Roger
de Derby, baker, the wife of John Ployt, for ale, John de
Budesere, John Fairhod, John Plot, Simon Gut, apothecary,
Roger de Arderne and his fellows, William de Parys, Robert
de Dodeford, and Gregory de Piddele Total £80 19s. 3d.
"Ladalil"-debtor to Robert de Gloucestre, Thomas le Blund,
for wood, John le King, butcher, John de Sabrichesworth, for
poultry, Henry le Bretoun, for bread, Henry le Pesshoner,
Thomas le Masuel, for fish and candles, Simon le Barber,
William le Boteler, for wine, Gilbert le Feyner, for hay and
oats, William de Gloucestre, Philip his host, John de Middelburgh, mercer, Richard Parpoynter, Richard de Lungeville,
Isabella, wife of Eustace de Guynes, William de Winburne,
Augustus de Bedeford, Amy de Warewick, Thomas le
Mareschal, John le Keu, Matilda, wife of Geoffrey de Balsham,
Edmund le Seler, Henry Lumbard, Gilbert Scheyl, and John le
Sabater. Total £218 16s. 11d.
Folio xxxiii b.
Peter Amaneni "capitalis bogii"-debtor to Thomas de
Wynchester, William Fatting, John Rosemoundi, Cristina
Deneneys, Margaret de la Cornere, Roger de Derteford,
Peter the Chandler, Seyer le Barber, Augustus Wade, Ralph
the Poulterer, James de Asshewelle, Robert Baudre, Alice Leche,
his hostess, Augustus atte Scoppe, and Reymund de Burdeux.
Total £37 0s. 1d.
William de Segyn, lord of "Riouns"-debtor to Katherine la
Fraunceise, Robert le Seler de la Riole, William Haubin, John
le Barber de la Riole, Gilbert le Merchal, and Isabella de Essex.
Total £106 16s.
Sir Oto de Casnan (Casuan?)-debtor to Roger de Derby,
William de Hungerford, Thomas, Serjeant to the Mayor of
London, Boydin de Grene, Ralph le Blunt, Robert Baudre,
Robert Savage de Turkeseye, John Possemonde, Peter the
Chandler, Henry Mareschall, Alan de Redinges, and John de
Stratford. Total £10 18s. 5½d.
The lord of Castiloun-debtor to Alice his hostess, Alan de
Suffolk, Robert Baudre, Peter le Sauser, Matilda la Barber,
John de Sabrichesworth, Roger de Derby, Seykin (?) le Barbier,
Peter le Paneter de la Ryole, Reymund de Burdeux, saddler, and
Gilbert le Marechal. Total £50 18s. 4½d.
"Saillard" de Agassaco-debtor to Ralph the Goldsmith, William de Hungerford, baker, William de Horsham, butcher, Boydin
the Butcher, Clement le Feyner, Richard de Bernes, John de
Haleford, Richard le Fruter, John le Tillere. Total £13 16s. 4d.
Folio xxxiv b.
Peter de Bordeux-debtor to Gilbert le Mareschal; Peter de
Corigns-debtor to Robert, Clerk de Kirketon; "Ebulus de Podio
Guillim (?)"-debtor to Adam de Bonpuce; Amanenus de Sales
-debtor to Gilbert de Colecestre, Julian del Conduit, and Matilda
da Keal (?) for beds; Lubatus de Prigo-debtor to Gilbert de
Colecestre; John Geralli-debtor to Katherine de la Riole and
Stephen de Optone; Sir Arnard Aykelmy-debtor to Geoffrey
Scot, Katherine de la Riole, Gilbert his host, William de
Hungerford, John Rosemound, and Richard de Fanchirch,
clerk; Otto de Monte Guscardi-debtor to William de Hungerford, and Master Robert, Clerk of the Vintry; Sir Bernard de
St. Siardo-debtor to Katherine de la Riole; Gaillard
de Breygnak-debtor to Dionisia Lavenere, Walter Bullok,
taverner, John le Chapeler, Alan de Redinges, Alice la
Fourner, Gilbert le Mareschal, Henry de Norwych, Adam
le Clerc, Master Peter the Chandler, Matilda la Mercer, Leticia la Mercere, Matilda, wife of Robert le Barbier, Katherine
de la Riole, and Reymund de Burdeux; William Arnald de
Villeneve, William Reymundi de Sancta Cruce, Amanenus
de Villeneve, Dominicus de Basca, Arnald de Podio, and Peter
de Corigus-debtors to Richard the Joiner; Arnald de "Castet
pugo," Bidan de Peyre, Lubatus de Prigo, and Amanenus
de Sales-debtors to Gilbert de Colecestre; William Cunnde-
debtor to Bru' de la Rokele; Bertrand "de tribus aquis"-debtor
to Katherine de la Riole; Arnald Lupi, Dages Petrus, Arnald
de Prato, and Vitalis de Forsed-debtors to Peter Dabid (?),
Richard the Joiner, David the Baker, William le Chaundeler, and
William de Dorteford, baker; Reymund de la Forche-debtor
to William de Hallingberi; Reymund Guillim (?) "de balaunzon"
-debtor to Geoffrey le Taverner and William Lengleys who
lives in the Vintry; John Halegre de Bersak and John his
son-debtors to Peter Maupin (?); Master William de Cleron and
his fellows-debtors to the same; Archibald de Monte Alto-
debtor to Katherine de la Riole, Gerard de Petra longa and
Bern[ard], valet to Sir Arnald de Caupenne-debtors to the
same; Gaillard de Chastelpuy-debtor to John le Barbier;
Arnald Guillim de Botz and Arnald de Jatz-debtors to the same;
Arnald de Jatz-debtor to Alan de Suffolk, Sir Arnald Guillim
de Pugeys-debtor to Elena la Braceresse, Henry le Noreys,
Gilbert de Colecestre, Geoffrey le Taverner de Greschirche,
"Nudo" de Bordeux, saddler, and Margery de Canterbury;
Arnald "Guillim" de Mauveysin-debtor to Lambin Clay and his
wife, Peter de Begare-debtor to David the baker; Arnald
"Willim" de Mauveysin-debtor to James de Essewelle;
"Ogerus" Roberti-debtor to William de Bertone, William
his neighbour, John de Cornwall, Master Robert de Parys,
tailor, and Thomas Godard de Soperslane; Arnald Bern'
"de la dos"-debtor to Katherine de la Riole, John Fleming
and Katherine his wife, and Henry le Cordewaner; Bernard
Joye and "Berthr'" Woteyn, burgesses of St. John de
Sorde-debtors to John le Chaundeler de Douuegate. Total
£167 4s. 6d.
Boniface de "Riouncia"-debtor to James de Assewelle,
Domingus de Barres-debtor to Robert Hardel; Sir Arnald
de Caupenne-debtor to Simon Dunsy de Fletstrete, John de
Welleworth, and Richard de St. Botolph, taverner; Bernard
de Keylan-debtor to Katherine de la Riole; Oto "de la Dos"
-debtor to the said Katherine, Henry Cordewaner, and
William the Poulterer; John Robert-debtor to Walter de
Norhwich; "Numandus de Sis"-debtor to Katherme de la
Riole; Sir Arnald de Murmere-debtor to the same; Arnald
"de Boms villa"-debtor to Roger de Arderne, Robert de
Pampesworth, the above Katherine, Robert de Optone, Henry
de Canterbury, baker, and Martin the Butcher. Total
£58 7s. 11d.
Folio xxxv b.
Sir William "Flivyan"-debtor to John Bacoun, baker, William le Chaundeler, Robert de Lenne, taverner, for wine, Bertram
Strake, for bread, also to the ironmonger near the Preaching
Friars, Henry Develay, and Richard de Wetherby; William de
Moussens-debtor to Peter de Ermentere; "Ladalil"-debtor to
Thomas le Barber, Geoffrey de Nerford, William de Westminster, William de la Roche, Robert Pycard, John le Mareschal, Richard le Fevre, Richard de Parys, William le Taverner,
Augustus la Mire, William de la Roche, Gilbert le Archer,
Adam de Bonfux, for hay and oats, Simon le Keu, and Nicholas
le Keu; William de Segyn, lord of Riouns-debtor to Stold le
Lumbard, Matthew Durmond, merchant of London, for cloth,
William Trente, Henry de Staunford, for shoes; Sir Oto de
Casnan-debtor to Thomas Wastel and Robert le Keller'; the
lord of Castilon-debtor to Geoffrey Davy, Seyer le Barber,
Richard de Parys, William le Bribour, William Marshal, Gilbert
Pinnot, and Henry de Greschirche, "cordewaner"; "Gaylard"
de Agassaco-debtor to Henry the Chandler, Master Roger de
Redehalle, and Robert the Chandler; Peter de Bordeaux-
debtor to John de Annesty, mercer, William Trente in the name
of Elias Barram, and John Leger, Peter de la Pole, burgess of
Aqua-debtor to Stold Lumbard, Alan de Suffolk and his wife;
"Nud Fewar'"-debtor to Master Robert de Frowic, cordwainer, William Beaucurt, for cloth, Elias de Lubard; William
"Desco"-debtor to Stephen le Poter and Osebert le Espicer;
Garsias de Sauneterre-debtor to Dringgewater and William
his fellow, William de Hungerford, and William de Wouburne;
Sir Arnald Aykelmy-debtor to Warin le Pesshoner; Gaylard
de Breysnak-debtor to Matthew de Ratz and his fellow, James
le Taverner, and Roger Derby; Bertram "de tribus aquis"-
debtor of Chepe [sic] and John le Sabater; Arnald Lupi,
"Daches," Petrus Arnald de Prato, and Vitalis de Forsed-
debtors to Nicholas le Convers; Sir Arnald Guillim de Pugeys
-debtor to Thomas de Berewik, Gilbert le Mareschal; Ponce
de la More-debtor to Johanna Pinchetz, Nicholas le Convers,
Henry the Chaplain of the Temple, Hugh de Farndone, Nicholas
le Pestur; Otho de Venquet-debtor to William le Fourner,
Richard the Butcher, Robert le Peny; John Alegre (?), senior-
debtor to Geoffrey de Salop, skinner, Bartholomew le Lumbard,
merchant; Amanenus de Cortone, Jordan Elie, Bernard de
Semengs', priest, and Elias de Petragoritimo-debtors to
William "du Schak." Total £231 12s. 10d.
Arnald Willim' de Mauveysyn-debtor to Roger de Derby,
Richard the Butcher, Peter Maupyn, and Thomas de Sandwych;
Arnald du Vercher-debtor to Roger de Derbi, baker, William
de Hungerford, Richard the Butcher, and Master Roger the
Physician; Bernard de "Ceilan"-debtor to James de Budele and
Richard the Cook; William "Schark"-debtor to Robert, valet
of John Dacre, also to William de Hallingberi and his valet;
Bertrand de la More-debtor to Walter Fraunceys de Riole;
Domingus de Will and Peter Gerald de Villa, proctors of
divers men of the town of la Rochele-debtors to John de
Lincoln; Reymund de Magnan and Seyverus Elis-debtors to
Master Gilbert the Physician and Roger de Balsham his host;
Guydo le Flemenge-debtor to William "de Schak"; Reymund
de Funganan (?)-debtor to Walter le Fraunceys and Master
Robert de Cornedale; Bertrand Assabti and Peregrine de la
Rokan-debtors to James le Botiler for cloth, John de Porta
for wine, William the Chandler for wax, Mary, wife of John
le Fleming, John the Baker, Cristiana la Panetere, William le
Batour. Total £73 4s. 3d.
And because the above James le Botiller, John de Porta,
Mary, wife of John le Fleming, John the Baker, and Cristiana
la Panetere had not received the money due to them, the
aforesaid Bertrand received the said money, amounting to
£9 13s. 4d., by the hands of Nicholas Pycot, the Chamberlain, as appears in an acquittance made to him by the said
Sum total £1,049 13s. 11d.
Litera facta Richer' de Reffham.
Letters patent under the seal of the Commonalty of the
City of London notifying that Richer de Refham, Sheriff of
London for the twenty-seventh year of the reign of King
Edward I., had paid the Mayor and Aldermen, &c., the sum
of £30 out of the issues of his bailiwick, pursuant to the
King's recent grant. Dated London, Wednesday after the
Feast of St. Edward [13 Oct.], 27 Edward I. [A. D. 1299].
Inspeximus Charter of Edward I. to the citizens of Cologne,
dated Langeleye, 28 July, 18 Edward I. [A. D. 1290]. (fn. 9)
Folio xxxvi b.
Friday before the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.], 26 Edward I.
[A. D. 1298], in the presence of Elyas Russel, then Mayor,
John le Blund, William de Betoyne, William le Mazener,
John de Canterbury, Geoffrey de Northone, Thomas Romayn,
John Wade, Richer de Refham, Salomon le Cotiller, Nicholas
Pikot, Simon de Paris, John de Donstaple, Thomas Sely
(John Darmenters and Henry de Fyngrie, then Sheriffs of
London), Nicholas de Farndone, Richard de Gloucestre,
William de Leyre, and Walter de Finchingfeud......
Letters patent under the seal of the Commonalty of the City
of London acknowledging the receipt of the sum of £10 in part
payment of the sum of £20 which Richer de Refham, during
his shrievalty, had levied by fi. fa. on a tenement belonging to
Luke de Batencurt by way of amercement for the escape of
Master Seman; the said money being due to the City under the
recent grant from the King. Dated London, Saturday the eve
of All Saints [1 Nov.], 27 Edward I. [A. D. 1299].
Electio Maioratus Lond'.
Wednesday the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.],
27 Edward I. [A. D. 1299], by the common advice of Henry le
Galeys, then Mayor, Geoffrey de Northone, John le Blund,
William de Bettoyne, John de Canterbury, Salomon le Coteler,
Thomas Romayn, Adam de Rokesle, William de Leire, Walter
de Finchingfeud, Richard de Gloucester, Ralph de Honilane,
Adam de Hallingberi, Nicholas Picot, John "Vade," Richer de
"Repham," Thomas Sely, John de Donestaple, Aldermen, and
of the whole Commonalty of the City aforesaid, Elias Russel was
elected to the office of the Mayoralty of the said City and
sworn, and was received by the Constable of the Tower of
London by writ of the lord the King thereon, according to the
terms of the charter (fn. 10) granted to the City by the lord the King,
on the morrow of the aforesaid Feast, without the outer gate
of the Tower, temp. R[alph] de Sandwych, Constable of the
said Tower, &c.
Littera consingnata pro deb' Vasconum.
Saturday after the Feast of St. Edmund, K. [20 Nov.], 28 Edward I. [A. D. 1299], a certain letter for £28 was sealed with the
seal of the Commonalty to Thomas de Suffolk, which sum we
paid to John de Lincoln because we were bound to him for
debts of the Gascons.
Wednesday after the Feast of St. Andrew [30 Nov.], 28 Edward I. [A. D. 1299], a letter for £60 was sealed with the seal of
the Commonalty to John de Armenter, which sum we paid to
Katherine de la Riole.
The same day a letter for £20 was sealed with the seal of
the Commonalty to Henry de Fingrie, which sum we paid to
the above Katherine.
Writ to the Warden and Sheriffs of London, on the complaint
of William Bernard and Adam Absalon, that whereas it had
always been the custom for cloths which had been delivered by
fullers and dyers to be fulled, to be fulled by the feet of men
of the craft or their servants in their houses within the City,
certain men lately using the craft, viz., John de Oxford, Henry
atte Watergate, and Elyas Schereman, had sent such cloth to
the mills at Stratford to be fulled. They are again commanded
to inquire into the matter, and to see speedy justice done or to
show cause why the King's mandate, so often directed to them,
had not been executed. Dated Westminster, 23 Jan., 26 Edward I. [A. D. 1297-8]. (fn. 11)
Another copy of the above.
Thereupon the said John, Henry, and Elyas, being summoned
to answer the above charges, confessed their fault, Ideo, &c.
The said Warden and Sheriffs summoned certain dyers,
tailors, burellers, weavers, and fullers, to make provision for
better regulating the said craft (officium) of fullers :-
Weavers-Walter Pain, William de Gillingham, "vinour,"
John de Cannefeld, Andrew Payn, John de Cesterhunte.
Tailors-William de Wobourne, John de Staundone, Robert
Scot, Robert de Bromleye.
Burellers-Fulk de St. Edmund, Robert de Frestone, William
de Caxtone, Thomas de Waledene, William de Mordone, John
de Winchester, Walter de Brackinge, William Morice.
Dyers (?) (fn. 12) -William Bernard, Richard de Rikinhall, John de
"Waus," Adam Absolon, William de Medelton, John de la
Ham, Stephen Bernard, John de St. ......... Richard de Berkyng,
Henry Bernard, Robert L......... Geoffrey de...... [illegible]
Who being sworn for the amelioration of the said craft ordained
as appears infra.
(Afterwards there came reputable men of the craft of dyers
and fullers, and inasmuch as those who had been sworn to keep
the said craft were dead, they ask that others might be elected
in their place, &c. And there were elected twelve [sic]
reputable men in the presence of Nicholas de Farndone, the
Mayor, on Tuesday the morrow of the Nativity of St. John the
Baptist [24 June], 7 Edward II. [A. D. 1314], viz., William
Bernard, John de "Vaux," Richard de Berkyng, John de Kent,
William de Prestone, John de Braban, Godfrey Loveyne,
Richard le Pipere, William de Stanford, John de Bristolle.)
Ordinances of the Fullers.
Folio xxxvii b.
No fuller, dyer, or weaver to send cloth, entrusted to him to be fulled, without the City. The six reputable men sworn of
the craft to search for cloth at the gates of the City, by water
and land, and stop it being sent to mills outside the City, &c. (fn. 13)
Saturday after the Feast of St. Katherine, V. [25 Nov.],
28 Edward I. [A. D. 1299], came Thomas de Basinges before
Elias Russel, the Mayor, Geoffrey de Nortone, William de
Leyre, John le Blunt, William de Betoyne, Ralph de Honilane,
Walter de Finchingfeld, Nicholas Pycot, John de Donestaple,
and Simon de Parys, Aldermen, and agreed to render account
to Stephen, son of Richard de Abbindone, of the issues of lands,
tenements, and rents accruing during his guardianship of the
said Stephen; a day given and auditors appointed, viz., William
de Leyre and Walter de Finchingfeud.
Wednesday the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.] came Henry le
Chener, mercer, before Elias Russel, the Mayor, Geoffrey de
Northone, John le Blund, William de Bettoyne, John de Donestaple, and Simon de Paris, Aldermen, and other Aldermen
[not named], and offered to pay to John de Cauntebrugge,
mercer, the sum of £20 in "pollards," being a debt due for merchandise bought at the Feast of St. John the Baptist [24 June],
27 Edward I. [A. D. 1299], as appears by a certain writing; but
the said John refused to accept the money, which is therefore
ordered to be delivered to the Chamberlain until, &c.
Thursday after the Feast of the Purification B. M. [2 Feb.],
28 Edward I. [A. D. 1299-1300], came Sir William and Sir
Symon de Cray, Knights of Sir John de Revers (milites domini
Johannis de Revers), and offered to pay on behalf of the said
Sir John to William Trente, John de Cheggewelle, and Gerard
de Horgol the sum of £110 in "pollards," which were shown
in court, instead of "sterlings," as by the new Statute bound,
to satisfy a debt.
The following Saturday Sir Michael de Polinges offered to
pay James de Pystoyle.......
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to see justice done to Roger
la Ware, whose goods and chattels to the value of £100 had
been seized by William Tupyn of Toulouse, and afterwards
detained in their custody, as the said Roger complained. Dated
York, 16 Nov., 27 Edward I. [A. D. 1299].
Return to the above. Inquiry had been made on the oath
of good men of the City, and it had been found that the above
William Tupyn had secretly taken and carried away goods and
chattels belonging to the above Roger la Ware which were in
the custody of a certain John de Norhamtone, clerk, of the value
of £74 19s. 8d., viz., £56 13s. in "pollards," £4 sterling, ten silver
dishes worth 12 marks, six silver salts worth 40s., two silver
plated cups and one silver cup with covercle worth 60s., and
two fermails of gold worth 2 marks, which goods, together with
others, were seized upon the said William by the Warden of
the river Thames and Richer de Reefham and Thomas Sely,
the late Sheriffs of London, because he wished to carry them
beyond the sea, contrary to the King's recent ordinance against
the exportation of sterling or other silver, and they were by
order of Sir John de Droknesford delivered to Sir John Sendal,
the Warden of the Exchange at the Tower, by indenture. The
Mayor and Sheriffs were therefore unable to deliver the goods
again to the said Roger.
Letters patent under the seal of the Commonalty acknowledging the receipt of the sum of £4 14s. of the ferm of the City
from Henry de Fingrie, one of the Sheriffs of London, pursuant
to the King's late grant made to the City for satisfying the
debts of certain Gascons. Dated Tuesday after the Feast of
Conception B. M. [8 Dec.], 28 Edward I. [A. D. 1299].
The same day a certain letter for £8 10s. was sealed to
Richer de Refham for the debts of the Gascons, and another
letter for £37 10s. to Thomas Sely for similar debts.
Folio xxxviii b.
Breve R' quod pollard non valeat nisi ob'.
The King's writ to the effect that after Christmas next
"pollards" and "crocards" shall no longer pass as of the value
of a penny, but as of a halfpenny, i. e., two for a "sterling."
Dated Beverle, 25 Nov., 28 Edward I. [A. D. 1299]. (fn. 14)
Proclamation made in the City of London in Christmas week,
after the prohibition of bad money called "pollard," anno
28 Edward I., against enhancing the price of provisions, &c. (fn. 15)
The names of those elected from different crafts, and sworn
to see that the ordinances set out in the above proclamation
are duly observed, (fn. 16) viz.: Of the butchers at St. Nicholas
"masecreu" (fn. 17) -John Dachet, Luke de War', and John le King.
At Estchep-Boidin de Grave, William Fatting. At "le Stocke"
-Martin de Dollingham, William de Totenham. Of the Fishmongers-William Lambin, John de Stebenhethe. Of the Poultry
-John de "Sabcheworth," Adam Broun, Thomas Broun Of the
"Stocfismongers"-William de Biai, Henry le Blund, John Gubbe.
At the old Fish Market-Walter de Hackeneye, Geoffrey Scot.
Charter of King John abolishing the Guild of Weavers of London. (fn. 18)
Carta Gilde Telariorum.
John, by the grace of God, &c., to his Archbishops, Bishops,
&c., greeting. Know ye that, on the petition of the Mayor and
our citizens of London, we have granted, and by the present
charter have confirmed, that the Guild of Weavers shall not
henceforth be in the City of London, nor be ever restored.
Inasmuch as, however, we have been accustomed yearly to
receive 18 marks of silver from that Guild of Weavers, our
aforesaid citizens shall pay each year to us and our heirs
20 marks of silver in tale, at the Feast of St. Michael, at our
Exchequer. Witnesses, H[ubert], Archbishop of Canterbury,
our Chancellor, E[ustace] of Ely and W[illiam] of Avranches,
Bishops, Hugh de Gournay, Robert de Harecort', Thomas Basset,
Peter de Stok', Richard de Reiners. Given by the hands of
the same H[ubert], Archbishop of Canterbury, at Gournay, the
20th day of March, in the third year of our reign [A. D. 1201-2]
Carta R' Henr' tertu de Gilda Telariorum.
Charter of Henry III. to the Weavers of London. Dated
Suthwit', 37 [sic] June, 27 Henry III. [A. D. 1243]. (fn. 19)
Be it remembered that on Wednesday after the Feast of the
Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.], 28 Edward I. [A. D. 1299-1300],
the Small Beam was delivered to Ralph de Arraz, to hold and
keep until otherwise ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen; and
that he should keep all the profits of the said Beam to the use of
the City, saving to himself for his labour as the Mayor and
Aldermen should decree. And this was granted to him by the
aforesaid Mayor and Aldermen.
Folio xxxix b.
Breve Reg' de proclamacione pollardorum pro ob'.
Writ of Edward I., addressed to the Mayor and Sheriffs,
enjoining them to see that the recent ordinance touching "pollards" and "crocards" passing current as halfpence, and not as
pence, is duly observed, and that the price of victuals be not
enhanced in consequence. Dated Windsor, 28 Jan., 28 Edward I. [A. D. 1299-1300]. (fn. 20)
Pro Escambio Breve.
Writ of Edward I. forbidding the melting down or refining
of "pollards" or "crocards" or other base money, but the same
are to be brought to the King's Exchange at the Tower, there
to be exchanged. Dated Wyndesore, 29 Jan., 28 Edward I.
[A. D. 1299-1300]. (fn. 21)
Be it remembered that on Saturday before the Feast of
Purification B. M. [2 Feb.], 28 Edward I. [A. D. 1299-1300], the
Commonalty of the Guild of Weavers of London elected bailiffs
of their craft (officio) to hold the court of the same craft and to
safeguard that which appertains to the same; and they presented the aforesaid bailiffs to Elyas Russell, then Mayor, by
whom they were received, and sworn to hold pleas touching
the aforesaid craft and safeguard all that appertains to the
same. And if there be anything which cannot be determined by
them in their court, the same should be presented to the aforesaid Mayor to be determined by him. And as often as shall be
permitted the said Mayor shall attend their court. And all and
singular the premises the aforesaid Commonalty of the said Guild
agreed with common consent and assent to observe in the future
without any gainsaying. The names of the said bailiffs, viz.,
Simon le Webbe de Purtepoll and Vincent de Sutton. (fn. 23)
Eleccio alutar' ad custod offic'.
Be it remembered that on Tuesday after the Feast of
St. Matthias, Ap [24 Feb.], the same year, Robert de Frowic,
Thomas de Derby, William de Siningham, Roger de Bristolle,
Hugh de Assinburne, Roger "de Pecherwys," (fn. 24) William de
Sandwich, [and] John de Lincoln were sworn to safeguard the
craft of Cordwainers.
William le Mic', John Bogeys, Henry de Somersete, Walter
de Gloucestre, Roger de Derby, Robert Nel, Robert de Stanford, Henry le Coupere, sworn to safeguard the craft of Bakers.