Folios cxi - cxix

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Reginald R. Sharpe (editor)

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1901

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173-189

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'Folios cxi - cxix', Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: C: 1291-1309 (1901), pp. 173-189. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33064 Date accessed: 26 October 2014.


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[Fos. cvii-cxi blank].

Folio cxi b.

Electio Will'i' de Combemartyn et Joh'is de Burreforth in vic' anno R' E. xxxj.

Saturday the eve of St. Michael, 31 Edward I. [A.D. 1303], William de "Coumbe Martin" and John de Burreford elected Sheriffs of London by Sirs John le Blund, the Mayor, Simon de Paris and Hugh Pourte, the Sheriffs, John de Wangrave, William de Leyre, Walter de Finchingfeld, Thomas Romeyn, Adam de Foleham, John de Canterbury, Salamon le Cotiller, John de Dunstaple, Ralph de Honilane, Richer de Refham, Richard de Gloucestre, Nicholas Pycot, Henry de Gloucestre, John de Vintry, John Darmenters, and Nicholas de Farndone, Aldermen, in the presence of twelve men [not named] from each Ward summoned for electing and receiving their Sheriffs. The aforesaid William came and was sworn, &c., and found sureties for indemnifying the Commonalty, viz., John de Canterbury, Alderman, and Stephen de Abyndone, draper. The aforesaid John did not come. He is therefore to be distrained by all his goods, &c.

Afterwards, viz., on the following Monday, the said William and John were presented to Sir Ralph de Sandwych, the Constable of the Tower (in the absence of the Barons of the Exchequer), who admitted them as Sheriffs pursuant to the King's writ, dated "Donypas," 14 Oct, 29 Edward I. [A.D. 1301].

And the said William de "Coumbe Martyn" became surety for the appearance of the above John de Burreford before the Mayor and Aldermen to receive and do, &c., at his next return from abroad., and the said John appeared at the Husting held for Pleas of Land on Monday after the Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct.], the year aforesaid, and was sworn, &c.

Electio Johannis le Blund in Maiorem tercio.

Monday the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], 31 Edward I. [A.D. 1303], John le Blund elected to the Mayoralty for the third time by William de Leyre, Thomas Romeyn, Walter de Finchingfeld, John de Wangrave, John de Canterbury, Adam de Foleham, Hugh Pourte, Simon de Paris, Richer de Refham, Nicholas de Farndone, John de Vintry, Salamon le Cotiller, John de Dunstaple, Henry de Gloucestre, Ralph de Honilane, Richard de Gloucestre, Nicholas Pycot, and Thomas Sely, Aldermen; William de Combe Martyn and John de Burreforth, the Sheriffs, and also by the whole Commonalty. The following day he was presented by the said Aldermen, Sheriffs, and Commonalty to Sir Ralph de Sandwych, the Constable of the Tower, who admitted him to the Mayoralty at the outer gate, according to the terms of the charter of liberties of the City and the King's writ, which came to him thereon the year before last (altero anno precedente), as appears supra, an oath being there taken of him to keep the City well and faithfully to the use of Sir Edward, the illustrious King of England, and his heirs, &c., and to do right and justice to poor and rich alike, &c.

Electio Johannis de Lincolnia et Rogeride Paris in vicecomites London'.

Monday the Feast of St. Matthew [21 Sept.], 32 Edward I. [A.D. 1304], John de Lincoln and Reginald de Thunderlee elected Sheriffs of London by Sirs John le Blound, the Mayor, John de Wangrave, Walter de Finchingfeld, William de Leyre, Thomas Romeyn, Adam de Foleham, Simon de Paris, Richard de Gloucestre, Henry de Gloucestre, Nicholas de Farndone, John de Vintry, Hugh Pourte, Salamon le Cotiller, John de Dunstaple, Nicholas Pycot, and William de Coumbe Martin, Aldermen; the said William de Coumbe Martin and John de Burreforth, the Sheriffs, and twelve good and lawful men [not named] summoned from each Ward, &c. Afterwards objection was raised against the said Reginald this year (delatum fuit ei hoc anno), by letter of Sir Edward, Prince of Wales, the King's son, which letter is enrolled in the roll of letters sealed with the common seal by assent of the aforesaid Aldermen and Commonalty assembled on the following Friday, whose names are on the panel, (fn. 1) and Roger de Paris, mercer, was elected in his place.

Afterwards, viz., on Monday the eve of Michaelmas, the said John and Roger came before Sirs John le Blound, the Mayor, John de Wangrave, Walter de Finchingfeld, William de Leyre, Richer de Refham, Hugh Pourte, William le Mazerer, Simon de Paris, Henry de Gloucestre, Salamon le Cotiller, John de Armenters, Thomas Sely, and Nicholas Pycot, Aldermen, and John de Burreforth, Sheriff, and in the presence of Sir John de "Bauquelle," Knt., found sureties for indemnifying the Commonalty, viz. : John de Lincoln found Walter de Finchingfeld and Henry de Gloucestre, Aldermen, Elyas de Suffolk, goldsmith, and Richard de Wirhale, draper; and Roger de Paris found Richer de Refham, Hugh Pourte, Simon de Paris, and John de Wangrave, Aldermen.

Folio cxii.

On the following Wednesday the said John and Roger were admitted by Sir Ralph de Sandwych, the Constable of the Tower.

Electio J. le Blound Maioris quarto.

Wednesday the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], 32 Edward I. [A.D. 1304], John le Blound elected Mayor for the fourth time by John de Wangrave, Richer de Refham, William de Leyre, Walter de Finchingfeld, Adam de Fulham, Hugh Pourte, William de Coumbemartin, John de Armenters, John de Vintry, Richard de Gloucestre, Nicholas Pycot, Simon de Paris, John de Dunstaple, Henry de Gloucestre, Salamon le Cotiller, Thomas Sely, and Ralph de Honilane, Aldermen; John de Lincoln and Roger de Paris, the Sheriffs, and also by twelve men [not named] summoned from each Ward to make the election, &c.

On the morrow he was admitted and sworn by John de Blakebrok, the locum tenens of Sir Ralph de Sandwych, Constable of the Tower, at the outer gate of the said Tower, according to the terms of the charters of liberties of the City, &c., and the King's writ thereon, &c.

Electio Ricardi Poterel Camerarii.

Richard Poterel elected and admitted Chamberlain of the City and sworn, &c., in the Husting for Common Pleas held on Monday before the Feast of St. Martin in Yeme [11 Nov.], 32 Edward I. [A.D. 1304], before John le Blound, the Mayor, John de Wengrave, William de Leyre, Richer de Refham, Nicholas de Farndone, Richard de Gloucestre, Henry de Gloucestre, John de Dunstaple, Hugh Pourte, Adam de Fulham, [and] Nicholas Pycot, Aldermen, and John de Lincoln, [and] Roger de Paris, the Sheriffs, &c. And administration was given him of all things touching the said Chamber, &c.

Electio Reginaldi de Thonaerlegh et Willelmi Cosin in vicecomites.

Anno R' R' E. xxxiij cio.

Tuesday the Feast of St. Matthew [21 Sept.], 33 Edward I. [A.D. 1305], Reginald de Thonderlegh and William Cosin elected Sheriffs, by John le Blound, the Mayor, John de Wengrave, Walter de Finchingfeld, William de Leyre, Thomas Romeyn, Richer de Refham, Adam de Fulham, Richard de Gloucestre, Nicholas de Farndone, Nicholas Pycot, Salamon le Cotiller, John de Dunstaple, Simon de Paris, Henry de Gloucestre, and Ralph de Honilane, Aldermen, and twelve men summoned from each Ward for the purpose. The said Reginald came and made oath, &c., and afterwards, viz., on Thursday the morrow of St. Michael, was admitted by the Barons of the Exchequer, &c. The said William came not. Precept therefore by the Mayor and Aldermen for distress until, &c. Afterwards, viz., on Wednesday after Michaelmas, he came and swore, &c.

Folio cxii b.

Eleccio Joh'is ie Blound Maioris quinto.

Thursday the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], 33 Edward I. [A.D. 1305], John le Blound elected to the Mayoralty for the fifth time by John de Wengrave, William de Leyre, Walter de Finchingfeld, Richer de Refham, John de Vintry, the Coroner, Richard de Gloucestre, Nicholas de Farndone, Hugh Pourte, William de Coumbemartin, Simon de Paris, John de Dunstaple, Henry de Gloucestre, Ralph de Honilane, Richard de Wyrhale, Nicholas Pycot, Salamon le Cotiller, Adam de Rokesle, [and] Thomas Sely, Aldermen; Reginald de Thunderle and William Cosin, the Sheriffs; Richard Poterel, the Chamberlain, and twelve men [not named] summoned for the purpose from each Ward, &c., and he was sworn, &c.

On the following day he was presented for the Mayoralty to the lord the King at the hostel of the Archbishop of York, (fn. 2) and the King appointed Sir Robert de Cotingham to go to the Exchequer and admit him to the Mayoralty, &c. And he was admitted and sworn at the said Exchequer before Sirs John de Drokenesforthe, William de Carletone, (fn. 3) John de Kirkeby, (fn. 4) and the aforesaid Robert, &c.

Electio Galfridi de Conductu et Simonis Bolet in vicecomites.

Anno xxxiiij to finiente.

Wednesday the eve of St. Michael, 34 Edward I. [A.D. 1306] Geoffrey de Conduit and Simon Bolet elected Sheriffs by Sir John le Blound, the Mayor, John de Wengrave, Walter de Finchingfeld, Thomas Romeyn, Richer de Refham, Richard de Gloucestre, Nicholas de Farndone, William de Coumbemartin, Nicholas Pycot, Adam de Fuleham, Henry de Gloucestre, Simon de Paris, Salamon le Cotiller, and Thomas Sely, Aldermen, and twelve men [not named] summoned for the purpose from each Ward, and were sworn. Sureties for the said Simon, viz., Matthew le Chaundeler, Richard Horn, fishmonger, William Pykeman, fishmonger, Peter de Hatfeld, "burler," and Thomas de Wynchester, "burler." Sureties for the said Geoffrey, viz., Elyas de Suffolk, goldsmith, John de Guldeforth, "peverer," Robert de Pipehirst, gold-beater (aurimalliator), and Richard de Dorkinge, "blader."

On the following Friday the said Geoffrey and Simon were presented by the aforesaid Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty to be Sheriffs before the Treasurer and Barons of the Exchequer, and were admitted, &c.

Electio Joh is le Blund Maioris sexto.

Friday the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], 34 Edward I. [A.D. 1306], John le Blund elected to the Mayoralty for the sixth time by John de Wengrave, Walter de Finchingfeld, William de Leyre, Thomas Romeyn, Richer de Refham, Adam de Fulham, John de Vintry, Salamon le Cotiller, William de Coumbemartyn, William Cosyn, Adam de Rokesle, Henry de Gloucestre, Nicholas de Farndone, Simon de Paris, Richard de Gloucestre, John de Dunstaple, Thomas Sely, Richard de Wylehale, and Nicholas Pycot, Aldermen, Geoffrey de Conduit and Simon Bolet, the Sheriffs, and Richard Poterel, the Chamberlain, and twelve men [not named] summoned for the purpose from each Ward, &c. And he was sworn, &c.

And on the morrow he was presented at the Exchequer at Westminster and sworn, &c.

Electio Nicholai Pycot et Nigellus Drury in vicecomites.

Anno R' R' E. fil R' E. primo.

Thursday the eve of St. Michael, 1 Edward II. [A.D. 1307], Nicholas Pycot and Nigel Drury elected Sheriffs by Sir John le Blound, the Mayor, John de Wengrave, Thomas Romeyn, Richer de Refham, Nicholas de Farndone, Henry de Durham, Simon Bolet, Salamon le Cotiller, Henry de Gloucestre, John de Gysors, Richard de Wylehale, Thomas Sely, William de Leyre, and the rest of the Aldermen [not named], Simon Bolet and Geoffrey de Conduit, the Sheriffs, and twelve men [not named] summoned for the purpose from each Ward. They came and were sworn.

On the following Saturday they were presented and admitted, but not sworn, before the Treasurer and Barons of the Exchequer. And John de la Chaumbre, William de Wengrave, and Roger de Depham, clerks of the said Nicholas, and Robert de Neugate and Adam de Heselingfeld, serjeants of the same; and David the Clerk, Roger le Barbour, William atte Stales, and John Caperon, clerks and serjeants of the said Nigel, were sworn [to execute] no bill nor writ affecting the liberties of the City without the advice of the Mayor and Aldermen, and that they would well and faithfully serve their said masters, and be obedient to the precepts of the Mayor and Aldermen, &c.

Electio Johannis le Blound in Maiorem septimo.

Saturday the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], 1 Edward II. [A.D. 1307], John le Blound elected to the Mayoralty for the seventh time by John de Wengrave and the rest of the Aldermen and the Commonalty summoned for the purpose, and sworn. And the following Monday he was presented and admitted and again sworn at the Exchequer, &c.

Folio cxiii.

Electio Jacobi le Botiller et Willelmi de Basinge in vicecomites.

Saturday the eve of St. Michael, 2 Edward II. [A.D. 1308], James le Botiller and William de Basingge elected Sheriffs by Sir John le Blound, the Mayor, John de Wengrave, William de Leyre, Nicholas de Farndone, John de Wyndesore, Richard de Gloucestre, Henry de Gloucestre, William Cosyn, Thomas Sely, William de Coumbemartyn, Richard de Wylehale, John de Gysorz, Simon de Paris (Nicholas Pycot and Nigel Drury, the Sheriffs), Aldermen, and twelve men [not named] summoned from each Ward, &c. And Paul le Botiller and John le Mazener became sureties for the aforesaid James that he would keep the City indemnified; and similarly William de Coumbemartyn and Richard de Gloucestre, Aldermen, for the above William.

And on the following Monday the said Sheriffs were presented and admitted, but not sworn, at the Exchequer. And Roger de Appelby, clerk to William de Basingge, the Sheriff, was sworn like the clerks and serjeants the previous year.

Electio Nicholai de Farndone in Maiorem.

Monday the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], 2 Edward II. [A. D. 1308], Nicholas de Farndone elected to the Mayoralty by Sir John le Blound, the former Mayor, John de Wengrave, William de Leyre, Walter de Rokesle, Nicholas Picot, Nigel Druri, Simon de Paris, Henry de Durham, John de Gysorz, Thomas Sely, John de Wyndesore, Geoffrey de Conduit, William de Combemartin, Henry de Gloucestre, Richard de Wilehale, William Cosyn [and] Simon Bolet, Aldermen, James le Boteler [and] William de Basynge, Sheriffs, and twelve men [not named] summoned from each Ward, &c.

The following day he was presented by the aforesaid Aldermen and Commonalty to the lord the King at Westminster, and admitted, and the next day was sworn at the Exchequer, &c.

Rob's Persone peleter electus in vicecomitem et postea quassatus.

Saturday before the Feast of St. Michael, 3 Edward II. [A.D. 1309], Robert Persone, skinner, elected Sheriff by N[icholas] de Farndone, the Mayor, Aldermen [not named], and Commonalty of the City, as is the custom, and the next day assigned for his coming to the Guildhall to take the oath; on which day he came before the said Mayor, John de Wengrave, John de Wyndesore, Thomas Romayn, William de Leyre, John de Gysorce, Richard de Gloucestre, William "Cervat," William Trente, William de Coumbemartyn, Thomas Seely, Simon Bolet, William Cosyn, Henry de Gloucestre, Simon de Paris, Nigel Drury, Nicholas Pikot, Richard de "Wyrehale," and Richer de Refham, Aldermen, James le Boteler and William de Basinge, the Sheriffs, and declared that he was never a freeman of the City, nor admitted to the freedom, nor sworn The election was therefore quashed for the present, and precept was issued to the Sheriffs that they should in future take customs and tolls of him and his merchandise as of a stranger, &c.

Electio Rogeri le Palmer et Jacobi fil' Fulcon' de Sancto Edmundo in vic' London' a° R' E. fil' R' E. iij°.

And on the same Sunday, being the eve of St. Michael, Roger le Palmer and James, son of Fulk de St. Edmund, were elected Sheriffs by the aforesaid Mayor and Aldermen and twelve men [not named] from each Ward summoned for the purpose, and on Monday they were admitted and sworn. The next day they were presented at the Exchequer and admitted before the Treasurer and Barons, &c.

Names of Sheriffs, Clerks, and Serjeants at the Feast of St. Michael, anno 3 Edward [II.].

[cedula.]

James "Fuik," (fn. 5) Sheriff.
Clerks John de Camera, primus, sworn.
Roger the Clerk, secundus
John de Hardingham.
Serjeants Roger atte Watere sworn.
Robert de Newegate sworn.
Adam de Alegate sworn.
William Bikeman sworn.
Roger le Paumer, Sheriff
Clerks William de Wengrave sworn.
Peter the Clerk sworn.
Roger le Barber sworn.

[Fos cxiii b-cxv b blank.]

[On fo. cxvi is entered the concluding portion of an inquest held to ascertain particulars of rents, tenements, &c., held by Ralph Gubbe, Adam Wade, and Ralph de Beverlay. Vide infra, p. 182.]

De anno 2 Edward II.

Folio cxvi b.

Manuc' Johannis Elye et Stephani de Creye.

Tuesday after the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul [29 June], 2 Edward II. [A.D. 1309], came Gilbert de Mordone, "stokfismongere," William le Spicer, carpenter, Thomas de Dunlee, spicer, and John le Wyte, "stokfishmongere," before the Mayor and Aldermen, and became sureties for John Elys and Stephen de "Creye," executors of John Gubbe, to answer for the property of the orphan children of Walter Gubbe, of the annual value of 53s. 4d.

(Afterwards, viz., on Friday before the Nativity of St. John Bapt. [24 June], 17 Edward II. [A.D. 1324], Richard Gubbe and Matthew Gubbe, orphan children of Walter Gubbe, being of full age, came before Nicholas de Farndone, Henry de Secch[ford], and Roger le Palmere, Aldermen, Andrew Horn, the Chamber- lain, Hugh de Waltham, and Gregory de Norton, and acknowledged they had received the property due to them with interest by the hands of Stephen de "Creie" and John Elys. They therefore granted a quitclaim to all concerned, and asked that the above recognizance might be cancelled. It was therefore cancelled, &c.)

Manucapcio Radulphi Gubbe.

Wednesday after the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul [29 June], 2 Edward II. [A.D. 1309], came Adam Wade and Ralph de Beverlay, clerk, before the Chamberlain, and became sureties for Ralph Gubbe, one of the executors of Walter Gubbe, to answer for the property belonging to Richard, one of the orphan children of the said Walter, comprising goods, &c., of the value of £18 15s., and rents of the annual value of £7 11s. 4d., and a rent of 1 mark at Bandone, quo et quando, etc.

Fo cxvii.

Afterwards, viz., on Monday before the Purification [2 Feb.], 10 Edward II. [A.D. 1316-17], came Richard, son of Walter Gubbe, before Sir John de Wengrave, the Mayor, and complained of his being unable to recover his property from Ralph Gubbe, his guardian, and prayed that the said Ralph, and the executors of Adam Wade, one of the sureties of the said Ralph, and Ralph de Beverley, clerk, another surety, might be summoned to render an account. They are accordingly summoned, and Ralph Gubbe renders an account. He acknowledges the receipt of £88 and 20d., of which he had spent £45 and 20d. on repairs of houses, maintenance of the said Richard, and defending an action of dower brought by Margery, the widow of John Gubbe. The residue, viz., £43, he is unable to account for or pay. He is therefore committed to prison until, &c.

Folio cxvii b.

At the suit of the above Richard, an inquisition is ordered of the property held by the above Ralph Gubbe, Ralph de Beverley, and Adam Wade, at the time they came to the Guildhall and became sureties of the said Ralph. The inquest is taken before John de Wengrave, the Mayor, and John Dode, the Chamberlain of the City, on Friday before the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 10 Edward II. [A. D. 1316-17] The jurors, viz., Thomas le Ropere, John Fraunceys, "joygnour," Richard le Joygnour, John le Joygnour, Henry atte Ryole, Roger le Joygnour, Adam Snow, John May, Richard le Barber, William de Coumbe, Robert de Gildeford, and Adam the Clerk, say [inter alia] that the above Ralph Gubbe had no property in London; that Ralph the Clerk, of Beverley, had certain tenements in the parish of All Hallows on the Cellar; and that Adam Wade had a tenement in the parish of St. James de Garlekhethe, a house in the same parish called "le Bousishous," a tenement in Fletestrete, a quitrent of a tenement called "Menterhous" (fn. 6) in the same street, &c. They also say that neither Ralph de Beverley nor the executors of Adam Wade have any property in London.

[cedula.]

Gate of Alegate W. de Carletone, A. de Heselingfeld.

Gate of Bisshopegate Joce Botedieu.

Gate of Crepelgate T. de Kent.

Gate of Aldresgate T. Juvenal.

Gate of Neugate R de Neugate, T. atte Welle.

Gate of Ludgate Philip de Merdele, Roger le Barbour.

Gate of Bridge Roger de Durham.

Folio cxvii.

Manucapc' Roberti de Mockyngge.

Friday before the Feast of St. Margaret [20 July], 3 Edward II. [A.D. 1309], came Simon de Parys, Alderman, and his co-executors of the will of Margaret, wife of Hugh Pourte, before N[icholas] de Farndone, the Mayor, W[illiam] de Leyre, J[ohn] de Wenegrave, T[homas] Romeyn, G[eoffrey] de Conduit, W[illiam] Cosyn, John de Wyndesore, and many other Aldermen [not named], and offered to pay to John Frossh, "pessoner," (fn. 7) in trust for Robert, Thomas, and John, sons of Johanna, wife of John le Benere and sister of the said Margaret, the sum of £9 bequeathed to her executors for the benefit of the said children. (fn. 8) And the said John Frossh, being present, refused to accept the money and declined to charge himself therewith. Thereupon came Robert de Mockyng, fishmonger, and received the money with the assent of the Mayor and Aldermen, and agreed to improve (apprware) the money for the benefit of the said children, according to the terms of the bequest of the said Margaret, and he charged himself therewith and to indemnify the executors, and found John Frossh aforesaid to be his mainpernor, and they two became jointly and severally bound.

Pro Bartho' fil' Marci de Christi Eccl'ia.

Wednesday after the Feast of St. Faith [6 Oct.], 3 Edward II. [A.D. 1309], by the assent of the Mayor and Aldermen, Richard de "Wyrhale," Alderman, one of the executors of Mark de Christchurch, received from the hands of Roger Horold, his co-executor, the sum of £10 to traffic withal, and account for the profits of the same to the Mayor and Aldermen quo et quando, etc.,, for the benefit of Bartholomew, son of the aforesaid Mark.

(Afterwards, in the Husting for Common Pleas held on Monday after the Feast of St. Valentine [14 Feb.], 19 Edward II. [A.D. 1325-6], the said Bartholomew came before Hamo de Chigewell, Mayor, R[obert] de Swalclif, Ank[etin] de Gisorz, Elias de Suffolk, John Cotun, Reginald de Conduit, Henry de Secch[ford], John de Grantham, Roger le Palmere, and John de Oxford, Aldermen, and he was examined by the Court to prove his age. And it seemed to the Court that he was of full age for making an acquittance to the said Richard de Wirhale for the money in his custody. The said Richard should accordingly be altogether exonerated, &c. And he paid and is quit.)

Folio cxviii.

Pleas before the Mayor and Aldermen, Monday after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 28 Edward I. [A.D. 1299-1300].

Peter de Monemuth attached to answer William Delisle in a plea for rendering him an account for the time that the said Peter was receiver of his moneys in London, for that the said William complains that whereas the said Peter was apprentice, and had in his custody of the goods and chattels of the said William to the value of £200, from the Feast of Easter, anno 27 Edward I., until the following Christmas, the said Peter had hitherto refused to render account thereof, whereby he says he is injured and has incurred loss to the amount of 100 marks, and this he offers, &c. And Peter came and defended the force and injury quando, etc.,, and acknowledged freely that he was the apprentice of the said William, and that he had certain goods and chattels of the said William in his custody, touching which he had rendered him a full account, and ought not now to render him an account, &c. And William says that for the time aforesaid no account had been rendered, and this he is prepared to prove in any way the Court desires (per quantum curia consideraverit). And Peter says, as before, that he had rendered an account, and he says that on that matter he will not put himself upon his country, &c. Being asked whether he had any evidence of having rendered his account, he says he has not, but he says it was sufficiently known to all of his craft (de officio suo) if he had dared put himself upon them. Being asked if he could find security for rendering an account, he says that he is unwilling to render another account. And the aforesaid William demands judgment, &c. And because the said Peter refused to render an account of what he had here acknowledged he had received, and had produced no proof that he had already rendered an account, but refused to produce the evidence demanded by the said William and to find security for his rendering a reasonable account, it is adjudged by the Mayor and Aldermen that he be committed to prison, &c.

Pleas before the Mayor and Aldermen, Wednesday after the Feast of St. Valentine [14 Feb.] the year aforesaid.

Thomas le Coffer attached to answer Robert de Keleseye in a plea of trespass, in which he (Robert) complains that whereas Adam de la Rose, "poter," had impleaded the said Thomas and others by a certain writ of right at a court held on Monday next after the Feast of St. Valentine, and the said Robert should have been counsel (fn. 9) (fuisset de consilio) for the said Adam in the aforesaid writ, the said Thomas had calumniated the said Robert in full Court, saying that he (Robert) knew his counsel (scire consilium suum) and ought to remain with him in this writ, and on that account he had previously paid him (Robert) 40 pence-to the scandal of the said Robert and to the loss' of £100 in damage to him, and this he offers, &c. And the said Thomas came and defended the force and injury quando, etc., and said that he agreed with the said Robert for 40 pence that he (Robert) should be of his counsel (foret de consilio suo) in a certain writ of right which the said Thomas brought formerly in Court against the said Adam, and which concerned the same tenement and the same parties, and he (Robert) knew his counsel in the matter (inde scivit consilium suum). He further said that after he had recovered seisin of the said tenement, forthwith after dinner the said Robert went to the said Adam and counselled him to obtain the writ which Adam now brought against him, by which it seems to him that he (Robert) ought not to stand against him now in this case. And the aforesaid Robert freely acknowledged that he, at the instance of Gilbert de Toutheby, then servant of the said Thomas, at the first writ came on the day allowed the said Thomas for challenging the jury, on whom the said Thomas and Adam had put themselves, and by whose verdict the said Thomas recovered his seisin, but says that there never was any agreement between them that he should stand with the said Thomas (staret cum eo) in this writ, and this he is prepared to prove in any way the Court may desire. Wherefore, inasmuch as the said Thomas cannot deny that the said Robert had well and faithfully served him in the first writ, he (Robert) demands judgment, &c. And as to the statement by Thomas that immediately after judgment rendered he (Robert) counselled the said Adam to obtain this writ, he (Robert) says that although not bound to answer, yet, in order to purge his character, [he declares] himself not guilty, [and] puts himself upon his country, &c., of the venue (de visneto) of Frydaystrete and Chepe. And, as to this, Thomas likewise; and whereas the said Robert charges him with having said that Robert was of his counsel in this writ, he denies ever having said so, and thereon calls the record of the Mayor and Aldermen; and Robert likewise, &c. And the Mayor and Aldermen record that the said Thomas had charged the said Robert in full Court with having agreed to be of his counsel in this writ for 40 pence delivered, which the said Thomas now denied. It was adjudged that the said Thomas be convicted of trespass, &c.

Afterwards, at the Court of Pleas of Land held on Monday after the Feast of St. Matthias [24 Feb.], the year aforesaid, the parties came and were agreed, &c. And it was agreed that the aforesaid Thomas should pledge with the said Robert for the trespass aforesaid five casks of wine, of which the said Robert would take two casks whenever he wished, if it happened that the said Thomas should at any time in future commit another trespass against the said Robert, &c.

Folio cxviii b.

Pleas before the Mayor and Aldermen, Saturday after the Feast of St. Peter in Cathedra [22 Feb], 28 Edward I. [A. D. 1299- 1300].

Geoffrey de Meilesant attached to answer John le Latimer in a plea that he should render an account for the time that he was receiver of the money of the said John, &c., for that the said Geoffrey had in his custody the seal of the said John, and also other goods and chattels, as in money, florins, silver dishes and cups, &c., of the value of £40, of which he had not hitherto cared to render an account, whereby the plaintiff says he has been injured and has suffered loss to the extent of 50 marks, and this he offers, &c. And Geoffrey came and defended the force and injury quando, etc., and freely acknowledged that he had in his custody the aforesaid seal and also twenty-one gold florins and other goods and chattels of the said John; and he says that he has lost the said seal and florins, and is prepared to make satisfaction according to the judgment of the Court, &c.; and other goods of the said John which he had in his custody he had placed in the custody of a certain Ingeram de Colot de Whitsand (fn. 10) by his master's order. Being asked when he had lost the said ring, he says that it was on Saturday after the Feast of St. Valentine, &c. And John says that he ordered him to deliver certain goods and chattels of the value of 40 marks to the said Ingeram, but whether he (Geoffrey) did deliver them or not he (John) knows not, and he demands that the said Geoffrey shall give security for the chattels aforesaid if not delivered to the said Ingeram, and likewise for the restoration of the seal and florins, and also for keeping the said John harmless touching bonds and acquittances sealed with the aforesaid seal from the time the said Geoffrey received it, viz., from the morrow of St. Agnes [21 Jan.] this year until Saturday next before the Feast of St. Valentine, &c. And Geoffrey says that he is unable to find security. He is therefore committed to prison, &c., until Friday next; and the same day is given to the said John, &c.

Afterwards, at the Court held for Pleas of Land on Monday after the Feast of St. Matthias [24 Feb.] next ensuing, the said John came and agreed that the said Geoffrey should be delivered to a certain Bertram de Montbocher, Knt., at the risk of the said John, &c., and he is delivered to the said Bertram by John's orders, and the Mayor, Sheriffs, and Court are quit.

De anno 29 Edward I.

Folio cxix.

Compotus Petri de Monemue cum Willelmo de Insula domino suo, etc.

Memorandum, that whereas a certain dispute had arisen between William Delisle, mercer, and Peter de Monemue, his apprentice, touching certain articles which the said Peter had removed, and concerning which the said William had complained to the Mayor and Aldermen and had asked for the appointment of auditors to take an account between the parties and to appraise the goods which the said Peter had received; and whereas Symon de Paris and Nicholas Pycot, Aldermen, Ralph Godchep, John de Hakebourne, Adam de Horsham, and Ranulf Balle had been appointed auditors, and Robert le Callere, John le Callere, Alice la Callere, John de Paris, and Robert de Pountfreit had been appointed appraisers, and the said parties had agreed to the valuation with the exception of a sum of £15 14s. 1d., for which the said Peter remained indebted to the said William, the said Peter was on that account committed by the said auditors to the custody of Richard de Caumpes, one of the Sheriffs of London, until the debt be paid, &c.

Folio cxix b.

Compot' Roberti le Convers aurifabri de bonis et redd' Andree fil' Clement' le Cornur.

pro inrotulacione ijs vjd.

Friday after the octave of H. Trinity [28 May], 29 Edward I. [A. D. 1301], Robert le Convers, goldsmith, summoned before Sirs William de Leyre and Walter de Finchingfeld, acting on behalf of Sir Elyas Russel, the Mayor, to answer Andrew, son of Clement le Cornour, in a plea of neglecting to render an account of the property of the said Andrew in his custody. The said Robert came and declared himself ready to render such an account. Nicholas Pycot, Alderman, and Stephen le Cornour de Fletestrete appointed auditors; a day given and account taken, whereby it appeared that the aforesaid Robert owed the sum of £20, which sum he delivered to the aforesaid Mayor and Alderman, who handed it to Walter de Finchingfeld, Alderman, under the seal of William de Leyre quousque, etc. The said Robert is accordingly quit.

Footnotes

1 No panel appears in the record.
2 William Greenfield, late Dean of Chichester, who had recently returned from his consecration at Rome.
3 In 1287 he had been appointed one of the Justices of the Jews. 'Chron. Edward I. and II.,' i. 95.
4 The King's Treasurer, who in 1285 took the City "into the King's hand" for a slight passed upon him by Gregory de Rokesley, the Mayor, when summoned to attend the Justices Itinerant at the Tower. Ibid., i 94; cf. 'Liber Albus,' i. 16.
5 James Fouke, or Fitz Fouke (Letter-Book D, fos. ii, xcvii). In a cartulary of the Mercers' Company (fo. 17) he appears as James de St. Ed mund, a son, probably, of Fulk de St. Edmund, so frequently mentioned in the Letter-Books about this period.
6 The name of John le Meneter (Minter or Moneyer) de Fletestrete, recorded 1310. Letter-Book D, fo. lxxix.
7 Fishmonger.
8 See 'Calendar of Wills, Court of Hust., London,' i. 196.
9 Became Common Serjeant of the City (Riley).
10 Witsand, near Boulogne.


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