Folio xc b.
Trona civitatis sigillata et ponderatore jur'.
A tron of four weys (wagis) and two cloves (clavis) for
the Commonalty of the citizens of London for weighing in
the City between neighbours of the City sealed on Tuesday
next after the Feast of Apostles Peter and Paul [29 June],
35 Edward I. [A.D. 1307], in the presence of Sir John le Blund,
the Mayor, John de Wengrave, William de Leyre, and Simon
de Paris, Aldermen, and Richard Poterel, the Chamberlain, and
the rest of the citizens, being woolmen, &c. And it is delivered
to Wymond Brother, elected weigher as aforesaid by the woolmen of the City, and he is sworn to do justice in weighing to
all and singular, &c., until they shall have provided another
Intera patens Willelmi Trente communi sigillo integro sigillata die in litera contenta.
Letters patent under the common seal of the City notifying
that whereas the King had assigned to William Trente his
Butler the sum of 1,000 marks out of the sum of £2,000 which
the City had recently granted to the King by way of an aid
on the knighting of his eldest son, the Mayor, Aldermen, and
Commonalty bound themselves to pay the said 1,000 marks
to the said William on the morrow of [All] Souls [2 Nov.]
next ensuing. Dated London, Sunday before the Feast of
St. Margaret [20 July], 35 Edward I. [A.D. 1307].
De Tionatoie jurato.
John Paul elected by citizen woolmen to weigh between
neighbours of the City, &c., Tuesday before the Feast of
St. Margaret [20 July], 35 Edward I. [A.D. 1307], and was
admitted and sworn, &c.
Ordinacio de vigilia equitancium.
Tuesday before the Feast of St. Margaret [20 July], 35 Edward I. [A.D. 1307], it was ordained by Sir John le Blound,
Mayor, John de Wengrave, Thomas Romeyn, Walter de Finchingfeld, William de Leyre, Nicholas de Farndone, Richer
de Refham, Henry de Gloucestre, John de Gysorz, Hugh
Pourte, William Cosyn, Thomas Sely, Richard de Wilehale,
Richard de Gloucestre, and Henry de Durham, and the rest of
the Aldermen assembled for consultation, that each Alderman
should have three horses for keeping the peace of the City, and
that vigil be kept every night by the Aldermen and men of the
Wards on horseback, viz. : -
The first night by the Aldermen and men of the Wards of
Tower, Billingesgate, Alegate, Portesokne ✠, and Sheriff and
serjeant or clerk and serjeant of the Sheriff.
The second night by the Aldermen and men of the Wards of
Bridge, Douegate, Lymstrete, and Bisshopesgate, and Sheriff
and serjeant or clerk and serjeant of the Sheriff.
The third night by the Aldermen and men of the Wards
of Walebrok, Candelwykstrete, Langebourne, Cornhulle, and
Sheriff and serjeant or clerk and serjeant.
The fourth night by the Aldermen and men of the Wards of
Chepe, Bradestrete, Colemanstrete, and Basseshawe, and Sheriff
and serjeant or clerk and serjeant.
The fifth night by the Aldermen and men of the Wards of
Cordwanerstrete, Vintry, Queenhithe, and Castle Baynard, and
Sheriff and serjeant or clerk and serjeant.
The sixth night by the Aldermen and men of the Wards of
Bredstrete, Farndone, Aldresgate, and Crepelgate, and Sheriff
and serjeant or clerk and serjeant.
Likewise, also, by the aforesaid Aldermen and Nicholas
Pycot, Simon de Paris, Salamon le Cotiller, Simon Bolet, and
the rest of the Aldermen, and also six good men gathered
together from each Ward on Wednesday next before the
Feast of St. Margaret next ensuing ...... [blank].
Walter de Gloucestre, escheator of the lord the King this
side the Trent, to the Sheriffs of London, notifying them that he
had received the King's orders, dated at Langele, 20 Aug.,
3 Edward II. [A.D. 1309], to take all lands and tenements held
by John de Gildeford of the King in capite in the City of
London, inasmuch as the said John was a bastard, and had
died without an heir; and bidding them summon twelve good
and lawful men of the venue (de visneto) to appear before him
at the Church of St. Thomas de Acon on Tuesday the morrow
of St. Faith [6 Oct.] to inquire on oath as to what lands and
tenements in the City were held by the deceased of the King
in capite. They are further enjoined to summon six men from
each Ward to meet the escheator at the aforesaid church to
inquire into other supposed escheats wrongfully withheld from
the King. Dated Westminster, 4 Oct., 3 Edward II. [A.D. 1309].
Monday in the octave of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 3 Edward II.
[A.D. 1309], it was ordained by Nicholas de Farndone, the
Mayor, John de Wengrave, John de Wyndesore, William de
Leyre, Richard de Gloucestre, Nigel Drury, Simon de Parys,
and Simon Bolet, Aldermen, that return should be made to the
above writ to the effect that it had arrived so late, &c. Touching
which return, the aforesaid Mayor and Aldermen agreed to
save harmless James de St. Edmund and Roger le Paumer,
Monday in the octave of St. Michael [29 Sept], 3 Edward II.
A.D. 1309], at the instance of Sirs Hugh le Despenser and John
de Hastynge, the Small Balance was let by the Mayor and
Aldermen to Edmund le Lorimer for £10 sterling, to be paid
at the four chief terms of the year by equal portions, and he
found sureties for the said money, viz., William Lefchild and
Simon le Botoner, and he was sworn, &c. (fn. 5)
Terms of proclamation for keeping the peace at the King's
coronation. (fn. 6)
[Folios. xci b blank.]
Breve R' E. pro pare proclamanda.
Writ of Privy Seal (fn. 7) by Edward [II.] to the Mayor for
proclamation of the King's peace to be kept in the City
according to the form enclosed. Dated at "Cardoil," (fn. 8) 23 July,
1 Edward II. [A.D. 1307].
[Here follows a copy of the proclamation, commencing
Come le ties noble prince Sire Edward and ending Sur la forfeture
et le peril qil appendent. Printed in Rymer's 'Fodera,' vol. ii.
part i. p. 1.]
Proclamacio pro vad' vendenais.
Sunday before the Feast of Nativity B. M. [8 Sept.], 1 Edward II. [A.D. 1307], public proclamation was made throughout
the City that all who had pledges in the Chamber of the
Guildhall and in the hands of collectors of the several Wards,
as well for the twentieth granted anno 34 Edward [I.] as for
all arrears or debts whatsoever, should redeem them within the
next fifteen days, otherwise it was adjudged by the Mayor,
Aldermen, and Sheriffs that they should then be sold, &c.
Breve Regis pro forstall'.
Writ appointing Thomas de Cobeham, William de Colneye
Master John de Caen, and William de Dene, Justices (the last
three in place of Simon de Montacute, John de Crumwelle, and
Henry Spigernel, originally appointed), to inquire into and punish
cases of forestalling since the sixteenth year of the late King.
Dated Westminster, 28 Aug., 3 Edward II. [A.D. 1309].
Folio xcii b.
Proclamacio pupplica facta.
Wednesday after the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 1 Edward II. [A.D. 1307], proclamation made by order of Sir Peter
de Gavestone, Earl of Cornwall, and Sir Walter Reynaud, (fn. 9) the
King's Treasurer, for those who had cause of complaint against
Walter de Langtone, (fn. 10) Bishop of Chester, Treasurer of the late
King, to put their plaint in writing, and justice should be done. (fn. 11)
[The original (?) proclamation on a cedula attached].
Breve Reg' pro parliamento Norhampton'.
Edward, by the grace of God King of England, Lord of
Ireland, and Duke of Aquitaine, to the Sheriffs of London
greeting. Whereas upon certain business in this recent accession to the government of our kingdom, as well to wit upon the
interment of the body of Sir Edward of famous memory, late
King of England, our progenitor, whose soul may God assoil, as
upon the solemnization of our marriage and coronation to be
celebrated by God's favour and upon other important business
affecting the state of our realm, we are desirous of holding a
special colloquy and consultation with the prelates and magnates
of the said realm; we command and straitly enjoin that you
cause to be chosen two of the more discreet and laborious
citizens of our City aforesaid without delay, and cause them to
come to us at Norhampton in the quinzaine of St. Michael next
ensuing. So that the said citizens may have full and sufficient
power then and there on behalf of themselves and the commons
of the said City to do in the premises what shall then by
common consent be ordained. So that in default of such power
the aforesaid business may not in any way remain abortive.
And you shall have there the names of the said citizens and this
writ. Witness myself at "Comenok'," the 26th day of August,
the first year of our reign [A.D. 1307].
Return We send you William de Coumbemartyn and Henry
de Durham, our fellow-citizens, having the authority mentioned
in the writ.
Comissio Willelmi de Coumbemartin et Henr' de Dunolmia ad parliamentum Norhampton'.
Notification by the Mayor, Aldermen, Sheriffs, and Commonalty of the City to the King of the election of William de
Coumbemartyn and Henry de Durham to attend the Parliament at Norhampton. Dated London, 9 Oct, 1 Edward II.
Piscenarii jur' pro scrutinio paneoriorum que non sunt de assisa faciendo, etc.
Saturday after the Feast of St. Thomas, Ap. [21 Dec.],
the year aforesaid, Richard Horn, John Saleman, Thomas de
Fulham, Henry Sterre, Andrew Horn, (fn. 13) Stephen Horn, Walter
de Hakeneye, and Adam de Ely, fishmongers, sworn to make
scrutiny of all paniers of fish which do not hold a bushel
of corn according to ancient custom and statute, &c., inasmuch
as grave complaint had been made thereof by the Justices and
Ministers of the King and others of the people by reason of the
loss that accrued to the King and people, &c. And the same
day they took from John Flinthard four paniers of merling' (fn. 14)
of the value of 7s., from Godefrey Oliver one panier of haddok'
of the value of 2s. 6d.; from Richard Horn two paniers of
merling' of the value of 4s. 6d.; from Andrew Horn one panier
of merling' of the value of 21d. And the fish was delivered to
the said John, Godefrey, Richard, and Andrew at the price aforesaid by mutual mainprise until, &c. And they produced the
aforesaid paniers in the Guildhall before the Mayor and Aldermen, and being there examined they were found too small.
Therefore it was adjudged that they should be burnt with fire
in the Chepe of London, &c.
Cognicio facta N. Pycot pro Ad' de Blakesale.
Friday after the Feast of the Purification B. M. [2 Feb.],
1 Edward II. [A.D. 1307-8], came Adam de Blakesale,
"hakeneyman," before Sir John le Blound, the Mayor, John
de Wengrave, Richer de Refham, William de Combemartyn,
William de Leyre, William Cosyn, Henry de Durham, Nicholas
de Farndone, [and] Simon Bolet, Aldermen, and acknowledged
himself bound to Nicholas Pycot, the Sheriff, in three casks of
wine for trespass and rescue of three hackneys; to be delivered
in manner prescribed. (fn. 16) Sureties, viz., Robert, son of Robert le
Treyere, Walter le Taillour de Fencherche, Ralph de "Wymbihs," potter, and Walter atte Calle.
Proclamacio pro pace ad Coronacionem R'.
Proclamation for keeping the peace at the King's coronation,
proclaimed on Sunday after the Feast of St. Valentine [14 Feb],
1 Edward II. [A.D. 1307-8]. (fn. 17)
Deliberacio ospiciorum captorum pro Coronacione R'.
Delivery to citizens of hostels which had been appropriated
by the King's Marshals for his coronation on Sunday the
Feast of St. Matthias, Apostle [24 Feb.], A.D. 1307-. (fn. 18)
Folio xciii b.
It was provided and ordained by Sir John le Blound, the
Mayor, Aldermen, and Sheriffs, on Thursday before the Feast
of St. Gregory the Pope [12 March], 1 Edward II. [A.D. 1307-8],
that the gates of the City should be guarded by the Wards
underwritten, viz. :-
The gate of Alegate and postern by
||The Ward of Alegate, four men-at-arms.
|The Ward of Tower, eight men-at-arms.
|The Ward of Langebourne, eight men-at-arms.
|The Ward of Lymstre[te], four men-at-arms.
|The gate of Bisshopesgate by
||The Ward of Bisshopesgate, four men-at-arms.
|The Ward of Colemanstrete, four men-at-arms.
|The Ward of Bradestrete and Lothebiry, (fn. 19) eight men.
|The Ward of Walebrock, eight men-at-arms.
|The gate of Crepelgate by
||The Ward of Crepelgate, eight men-at-arms.
|The Ward of Chepe, eight men-at-arms.
|The Ward of Basseshawe, four men-at-arms.
|The gate of Aldresgate by
||The Ward of Aldresgate, four men-at-arms.
|The Ward of Cordwanerstrete, eight men-at-arms.
|The Ward of Bredstrete, eight men-at-arms.
|The gate of Neugate by
||The Ward of Neugate, six men-at-arms.
|The Ward of Castle Baynard, six men-at-arms.
|The Ward of Queenhithe, eight men-at-arms.
|The Ward of Cornhulle, six men-at-arms.
|The gate of Ludgate by
||The Ward of Ludgate, six men-at-arms.
|The Ward of Vintry, eight men-at-arms.
|The Ward of Douegate, ten men-at-arms.
|The gate of Bridge by
||The Ward of Bridge, ten men-at-arms.
|The Ward of Billingesgate, eight men-at-arms.
|The Ward of Candelwykstrete, six men-at-arms.
Billa sen' et mar' dn'i R'.
Precept to the Mayor of the City of London that he produce
before the Steward and Marshal of the King's household, on
Monday before the Feast of Annunciation B. M. [25 March],
wheresoever, &c., the Sheriffs of London to answer to the
lord the King for having attached certain men of Sir John de
Banstede, clerk, for trespasses committed within the verge
(infra virgam), and unjustly detained them in prison; and that
they (the Sheriffs) cause their bodies in the meanwhile to be
delivered to the Marshal of the lord the King for safe custody.
Return: The bodies of Alexander Tancard and Richard Tancard, attached by Nigel Drury, Sheriff of London, at the suit of
Simon, the valet of Geoffrey de Cavendihs, for trespass contrary
to the King's peace committed against him in the City aforesaid,
have been delivered by mainprise to answer the aforesaid Simon
for the trespass committed against him before the Sheriffs of
London at the next court, according to the custom of the City.
But the bodies of the said Alexander and Richard we cannot
deliver to the custody of the King's Marshal, for that would be
contrary to the liberty of the City aforesaid. Moreover, the
said Simon was so wounded by the said Alexander and Richard
that his life is despaired of.
Manucapcio pro bonis Johannis de Guldeford.
Simon de Corp came before the Mayor and Aldermen on
Saturday the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul [29 June], 1 Edward II. [A.D. 1308], and undertook that the goods of John de
Guldeford to the value of £40 should remain in the houses
of John de Guldeford ready for the City to distrain upon until
he shall have satisfied the Commonalty of arrears of tallages
due from him.
Breve Reg' de seisina pro Magistro Willelmo de Ewelle.
The King to the Sheriff of Middlesex greeting. Master
William de Ewelle, Canon of the church of St. Paul, London,
has complained to us that Symon de Paris, John de Dunstaple,
Thomas Jovenel, and Richer de Refham unlawfully and without
judgment disseised him of his free tenement in the parish of
St. Giles without Crepelgate, London, after the first crossing
the sea of the lord Henry the King our grandfather into
Gascony. We therefore command you, if the aforesaid William
guarantee you touching his present claim, to cause the said
tenement to be reseised of the chattels taken therein, and to
allow the tenement itself to be in peace until Monday in the
quinzaine of St. John the Baptist next coming. In the meanwhile you shall cause twelve free and lawful men of the venue
to view the tenement and the names of those in the writ, and
shall summon them by good summons that they be prepared to
make recognizance thereof before our Justices at Westminster;
and you shall cause, by pledges and safe sureties, the said
Symon, John, Thomas, and Richer, or their bailiffs if they
themselves cannot be found, to be there present to hear the
recognizance; and you shall have there the summons and names
of the sureties and this writ. Witness ourself at Westminster,
the 20th day of May, the first year of our reign [A.D. 1308].
Return: The free tenement which Master William de Ewelle
put in his view (in visu suo) is not in my bailiwick, but is within
the precinct of the liberty of the City of London, wherefore I
cannot proceed to the execution of this writ. (fn. 20)
Murage of London let to ferm, anno I Edward II.
Folio xciv b.
Rogero Priour et Rogero le Lung' Poletria etc.
The murage of the City of London arising out of foreign
bread, poultry, cheese, timber, and in the vill of Stratford atte
Bowe, was granted and delivered by Sir John le Blound, the
Mayor, Aldermen, Sheriffs, and Chamberlain of the City aforesaid to Roger Priour and Roger le Lunge, poulterers and
citizens of London, from Saturday next after the Feast of
St. John ante portam Latinam [6 May], anno 1 Edward II.
[A.D. 1308], until the end of one year next ensuing, for
£14 13s. 4d. sterling, paying therefor to the aforesaid Mayor,
Aldermen, Sheriffs, and Chamberlain, or their attorney each
month of four weeks in that year 22s. 6d., and the last month
of the said year 23s. 4d., by mainprise of John de Brompyerd,
mercer, and Ralph Ratespray, merchant of animals (mercator
animalium), who came and bound themselves, their heirs, and
executors jointly and severally for payment of the money aforesaid in manner above signified, &c.
Johanni de la Barre Billingesgate.
The murage of the City arising out of Candelwykestrete from
the house of Fulk de St. Edmund as far as the postern, and out
of the postern near the Tower, and from the hall of the Danes (fn. 21)
as far as "la Yeynlade," (fn. 22) was similarly let to John de la Barre for
one year from Saturday next after the Feast of St. Dunstan,
Bp. [19 May], anno 1 Edward II. [A.D. 1308], at £10 sterling,
paying each month of four weeks 15s. 4¾d. by mainprise of
Nigel Drueri, then Sheriff, and Thomas de Kent, serjeant.
Johanni le Little Smethefeld.
The murage of the City arising out of Smethefeld was similarly let to John de Littele for one year from Thursday the
Feast of St. Ambrose, Bp. [4 April], 1 Edward II. [A.D. 1308],
except for cheese and old cloth at Fair times, for £8 sterling;
to be paid by quarterly instalments of 40s. by mainprise of
Nicholas Dereman, butcher.
Gocelino servienti venella Sancti Laur'.
The murage of the City arising out of St. Laurencelane, Sopereslane, and Ismongereslane, and the Tanners'
seld, (fn. 23) and the gates of Alegate, Bisshopesgate, Crepelgate,
and Aldresgate was similarly let to Gocelyn le Serjaunt of
London for one year from Saturday, 1 June, anno 1 Edward II.
[A.D. 1308], for £36 13s. 4d.; to be paid, viz., each month of four
weeks 56s. 5d., by mainprise of John Laurence and Peter le
Taverner de Graschirche.
Waltero le Huthereve Ripa Regine.
The murage of the City from the hall of the Danes as far
as the New Temple, arising out of the Winchester seld (fn. 24) and
Ludgate, was similarly let to Walter le Huthereve for one year
from Saturday after the Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May], anno
1 Edward II. [A.D. 1308], for 16 marks, to be paid, viz., each
month of four weeks 16s. 5d, by mainprise [names of mainpernors omitted].
Henr' atte Waye Bladum pavimenti.
The murage of the City arising out of corn upon the Pavement, (fn. 25) and out of the bridge of Holebourne, the Bar of Smethefeld, and Wollecherchehawe, was similarly let to Henry atte
Waye for one year from the same day as above for 25 marks;
to be paid by similar monthly instalments of 25s. 7½d., and the
last month 25s. 10d., by mainprise of Richard Dask.
Willelmo atte Welde Feleperie.
The murage of the City arising out of the Frippery (Pheliperia
(fn. 26) ) was similarly let to William atte Welde, "pheliper," for
one year from 4 April, anno 1 Edward II. [A.D. 1308], for 13s. 4d.
Folio xcv b.
Breve Regis pro appellat' apud Wynton'.
Writ to the Sheriff of Suthampton. Whereas William, son
of William de Castle of Cauntebrige, our approver (probator),
who is in your custody, appeals Clement le Settere, of London,
of the death of John le Taverner and of a certain man unknown,
and (also appeals) Godwyn le Hodere, of London, of the death
of two men unknown, killed in London; and the accused are
captured and detained in Winchester prison, as is reported, and
ought not, according to their liberties in that city, to come to
any inquests held outside the said city on any matters affecting
the citizens thereof; and the said Clement and Godwyn cannot
be delivered without jurors of the City of London according to
law and custom;-we command you to cause the said Clement
and Godwyn and their attachments to be brought without delay
at their own expense under safe and secure conduct to Neugate,
to be delivered to the keeper of our gaol there, to whom we
have given orders to receive the said Clement and Godwyn
from you and safeguard them in our gaol there until they
be released according to the law and custom of our realm.
Dated at Byflete, 10 Sept., 2 Edward II. [A.D. 1308].
A similar writ sent to the Sheriff for the approver Expenses
to be allowed to the Sheriff in the Exchequer, &c.
Brevia Regis pro mille marc' Will'o Trente solvena'.
Writ to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty of the City
of London for the delivery to William Trente, the King's Butler,
of the sum of 1,000 marks (being part of a sum of £2,000
recently granted to the King on the knighting of his
eldest son (fn. 27) ), receiving in exchange a tally for which allowance would be made in the King's Exchequer. Witness,
W[alter de Langton], Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield,
the King's Treasurer, at Westminster, 6 July, 35 Edward I.
Writ to the Sheriffs of London complaining of remissness in
payment of the above sum of 1,000 marks to the King's Butler,
so that the King's creditors for wine remained unpaid, and
straitly enjoining them that they see that the money still owing
be forthwith paid. Witness, J[ohn] de Sandale, locum tenens of
the King's Treasurer at Westminster, 17 Oct., 2 Edward II.
Litera obligator' ae £xxx facta Johanni Pyet mercaton ae Ipre.
Letter obligatory of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty
of the City of London to John Pyet, burgess and merchant of
Ipre, (fn. 28) in the sum of £30 for cloth; to be paid at Easter next.
Dated London, Thursday after the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.],
2 Edward II. [A.D. 1308].
The above letter was sealed with the common seal in the
presence of Nicholas de Farndone, Mayor, John de Wengrave,
Thomas Romeyn, John de Wyndesore, Geoffrey de Conduit,
and Simon de Paris, Aldermen, on Wednesday the Feast of
St. Edmund, K. [20 Nov.], 2 Edward II. [A.D. 1308].
(Void because satisfaction was given to the said John by
Cognicio Simonis de Cantuar' et Willelmi de Hanigtone.
Simon de Canterbury, carpenter, came before the Mayor
and Aldermen, on Saturday after the Feast of St. Martin, Bp.
[11 Nov.], 2 Edward II. [A.D. 1308], and covenanted to make
at his own expense down to the locks (usque seruras) for
William de Hanigtone, skinner, before Easter next, a hall,
with larder, solar, cellar, &c., in manner prescribed (fn. 29) .
And the said William de Hanigtone acknowledged himself
bound to the said Simon for the work in the sum of £9 5s. 4d., half
a hundred eastern marten skins (cab'lorum
(fn. 30) ), a fur for a woman's
hood of the value of 5s., and a fur for the said Simon's own robe.
Sunday after the Feast of St. Lucia, V. [13 Dec.], 2 Edward II.
[A.D. 1308], proclamation made for redemption of pledges taken
for arrears of assessments.
Folio xcvi b.
The following Tuesday, Richard le Barbour, from opposite
the Church of All Hallows the Less, elected and presented by
the Barbers of London to the Mayor and Aldermen to supervise
the craft of Barbers; and he was admitted and made oath that
every month (fn. 31) he would make scrutiny throughout the whole of
his craft, and if he found any among them keeping brothels or
otherwise acting unseemly would distrain upon them, and cause
the distress to be brought into the Chamber, &c.
Deed of conveyance of the house built by Philip de Douegate,
near Bissh opesgate on the west side, to Reginald Wolleward,
an attorney at the Guildhall, London, on Saturday, 8 March,
2 Edward II. [A.D. 1308-9], by Sirs Nicholas de Farndone,
the Mayor, John de Wengrave, William de Leyre, Thomas
Romeyn, John de Wyndesore, Henry de Durham, Simon de
Paris, and the rest of the Aldermen [not named], and Richard
Poterel, the Chamberlain.
Proclamation made on Sunday before the Feast of St. George
the Martyr [23 April], 2 Edward II. [A.D. 1309], as to cleansing
the streets of the City (fn. 33)
Breve Regis pro parliamento Westm'.
Writ to the Sheriffs of London for the election of two representatives of the City to attend a Parliament (colloquium) to meet
at Westminster a month after Easter next Dated at Westminster. 4 March, 2 Edward II. [A.D. 1308-9]. (fn. 34)
Return: We send you Henry de Durham and William
Servat, our fellow-citizens, with sufficient authority according
to the terms of the writ.
Commissio Henr' de Dunolm' et Willelmi Servat pro parliamento Westm'.
Commission, under the common seal of the City, of Henry de
Durham and William de Servat for the Parliament aforesaid,
addressed to the King. Dated Monday after the Feast of
St. Mark [25 April], 2 Edward II. [A.D. 1309].
Murage of London let to ferm, anno 2 Edward II.
Johanni de la Baire Billingesgate Pons.
The murage of the City of London arising in the said City
out of Candelwykestrete from the house of Fulk de St. Edmund
as far as the postern, and out of the postern near the Tower,
and from the hall of the Danes as far as "la Yenlade," together
with the pontage arising out of London Bridge as well upon
the Bridge as under it, was granted and delivered by Nicholas
de Farndone, the Mayor, the Aldermen, Sheriffs, and the
Chamberlain of the City aforesaid, to John de la Barre for one
year from Saturday after the Feast of St. Dunstan, Bp.
[19 May], 2 Edward II. [A.D. 1309], for £20 sterling; to be
paid by monthly instalments of 30s. 9½d. by mainprise of Robert
Box, blader, and Adam Russhel.
(Cancelled because he was not satisfied.)
De muragio ae Billinggesgate dimisso Thome Vernoun a° tercio.
The same murage and pontage let to Thomas Vernoun for
one year from Michaelmas Day, 3 Edward II. [A.D. 1309], at
100 marks; to be paid by monthly instalments of 8 marks and
4s. 5½d. by mainprise of Ralph de Storteford and Robert de
Boreham, "gauntiers," Robert Box [struck out], and Robert, son
of Robert le Treyer. This agreement to be of no effect in the
event of the King renewing the New Custom in the City, which
was now in abeyance.
(Note that Robert Box afterwards came and disclaimed the
above mainprise, inasmuch as he was not present when the
mainprise was entered on the paper nor was it given by him).
[Folios xcvii b to ci b blank.]