Folios cxxx - cxxxix

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'Folios cxxx - cxxxix', Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: C: 1291-1309 (1901), pp. 210-227. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33066 Date accessed: 31 August 2014.


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Folio cxxx.

ijs. vjd.

Scriptum d'm Johannis de Pastone.

Lease by William de Kent, tailor, to Sir William [sic] de Pastone, clerk, of a messuage in the parish of St. Mary de Aldermanbery, situate near the tenements of Sir Roger de Hegham and Isabel his wife, for a term of five years from Christmas, anno 1 Edward II. [A.D. 1307], for a sum of money in hand paid.

Acknowledged by the above William de Kent before Sir John le Blound, Mayor, William de Leyre, and Henry de Durham, Aldermen, and Richard Poterel, the Chamberlain, on Tuesday after the Feast of St. Andrew [30 Nov.], 1 Edward II. [A.D. 1307].

Scriptum Henrici fil' Falcasii vinetarii.

ijs. vjd.

Grant by Matilda, daughter of Walter de Kyngestone and wife of Richard le Fuster, to Henry Fitz Falk (fn. 1) (filius Falcasii), late vintner, of 3½ marks quitrent of a tenement formerly held by his father in the parish of All Hallows de Bredstrete, and situate near the tenements of William Hewe and William de Beverley. To hold the same for a term of seven years from Christmas, A.D. 1307.

Acknowledged by the above Matilda on Wednesday after the Feast of Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.], 1 Edward II. [A.D. 1307-8].

Folio cxxx b.

Scriptum Johannis Guylet draparii.

Release granted by Ralph de Abeale, (fn. 2) draper, to John Guylet, his apprentice, of his term of service, and avoidance of the indenture made between them, wherever it may be found, whether this side of the sea or beyond. Dated London, Friday before the Feast of Ascension [23 May], 1 Edward II. [A.D. 1308].

Acknowledged by the above Ralph before the Mayor, Aldermen, and Chamberlain, on Monday the morrow of St. Dunstan [19 May], 1 Edward II. [A.D. 1308].

Scripti m Rad't de Abeale draparii.

A general release (acknowledged the same day) granted by John Guylet de Cantebrugge to his late master Ralph de Abehale. Dated London, Friday before the Feast of Ascension [23 May], 1 Edward II. [A.D. 1308].

Concordia inter Rogerum Heyrun quer' et Stephanum de Prestone dif'.

Adjustment of variance between Roger, son of Alexander Heyrun, and Stephen de Prestone, one of the executors of the said Alexander, on an account settled before the auditors appointed, viz., Sirs John de Wengrave and William de Leyre, on Wednesday the eve of the Ascension [23 May], 1 Edward II. [A.D. 1308], on payment of the sum of £35 by the said Stephen to the said Roger.

Folio cxxxi.

Scriptum Stephani de Prestone.

ijs. vjd.

General release granted by the above Roger, son of Alexander Heyrun, late corder, to the above Stephen de Prestone Witnesses, John le Blound, Mayor, Nigel Drury and Nicholas Pycot, Sheriffs, John de Wengrave, William de Leyre, Henry de Durham, John de Wyndesore, Ralph de Alegate, clerk, Robert de Kelseye, and others [not named]. Dated the morrow of the Ascension [23 May], 1 Edward II. [A.D. 1308].

Scriptum David de Herford pistor' et Agnet' uxoris eius.

ijs. vjd.

Lease by Elias Anketyn to David de Hereford, baker, and Agnes his wife of a messuage in the parish of H. Trinity the Less. (fn. 3) To hold for a term of eleven years from Michaelmas, anno 2 Edward II. [A.D. 1308], at an annual rent of 10s. to the chief lords. Witnesses, Sir John le Blound, Mayor, Nicholas Picot and Nigel Druri, Sheriffs, John de la Chaumbre, of the parish of H. Trinity the Less, Henry de Farenham, goldsmith, William le Barbour, Walter Neel, baker, Henry Lovekyn, tailor, and others [not named]. Dated the Feast of St. German, Bp. [31 July], 1 Edward II. [A.D. 1307].

Acknowledged by the above Elias before the Chamberlain, Monday after the Ascension [23 May], 1 Edward II. [A.D. 1308].

Folio cxxxi b.

The terms of a treaty concluded between the King of England and the Countess of Flanders at "Monstrel sur la mer," (fn. 4) on Saturday after the Feast of St. Mary Magdalen [22 July], A.D. 1274 (fn. 5) .

Folio cxxxii.

Pro Alano de Neubiry preceptum super statutum.

Precept by John le Blunt, Mayor, to Peter de Bosenho, Sheriff of London, on Monday before the Feast of St. Margaret [20 July], 30 Edward I. [A.D. 1302], to take the body of William de Coringham and safeguard the same until the said William shall have paid to Alan de Neubiry the sum of 100s. due under a recognizance by form of statute [of merchants].

Monday before the Feast of St. James [25 July] next ensuing, return made by the Sheriff that the body of the said William was not found in his bailiwick.

Saturday after the Feast of St. Laurence [10 Aug], another precept to the Sheriff to take the body of the said William, and to cause an extent and valuation to be made of the property belonging to the said William at the date of the recognizance.

Return made that, on Thursday before the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.], an inquest had been held by Richard de "Chingeford," Philip May, Walter le Taillour, John de Actone, Roger le Hattere, Richard Weyard, Robert de Campedene, Sampson le Orfevere, Richard de Fretone, John de Luttone, Richard le Rous, and Robert Lorchyn, who said on oath that the said William had no property except a shop held by Richard de "Chingelforde," and other property held by Edmund le Taillour and Roger de Wautham, the value of the whole amounting to 29s. 6d.

Precept for the delivery of the above property to the aforesaid Alan quousque, etc.

Folio cxxii b.

Preceptum super statutum pro Gillelmo le Sautreour.

Monday after the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 32 Edward I. [A.D. 1304], precept issued to John de Lincoln and Roger de Parys, Sheriffs of London, to take the body of John le Lung, goldsmith, and safeguard the same until he shall have paid to William le Sautreour, minstrel to the Lady Margaret, Queen of England, the sum of £40, due under a recognizance.

Return made that the body of John le Lung had been taken and committed to Neugate by John de Bureford and William de Combemartyn, late Sheriffs of London, for the above debt, and had been delivered to the present Sheriffs on the eve of Michaelmas last and was still detained in prison.

Another precept to keep the body of the said John, if a layman (si laicus foret), and to cause an extent and valuation to be made of his property at the date of the recognizance.

Return made that on Sunday the Feast of St. Valentine [14 Feb.], 33 Edward I. [A.D. 1304-5], an inquest had been held by William de Aldenham, John the Baker of Crepelgate, John de Parys, "seler," William de Horsham, Robert le Chaundeler de Crepelgate, William de Kent, tailor, William de Harwe, William Dilhay, Roger Poyntel, Richard le Clerk, Gregory le Botoner, and Thomas de Derby, who said on oath that at the date of the recognizance the said John had property in the parish of St. Alphege within Crepelgate held by William de Aldenham, and the reversion of a tenement held by Alice, wife of John de Parys, "seler," for life. Seisin of the property was delivered to the said William in form aforesaid, &c.

Folio cxxxiii.

Preceptum super statutum pro Arnaldo Foker am at Petro de Hospitali.

Friday the morrow of St. Botolph [17 June], 33 Edward I. [A.D. 1305], precept issued to John de Lincoln and Roger de Paris, Sheriffs of London, to take the body of Henry Poteman, if a layman, and safeguard it until he shall have paid to Arnold Fokeram and Peter de Hospitali, merchants of "Caors," the sum of £34 due under a recognizance made before John le Blound, the Mayor, and Sir Henry de Leycestre, Clerk to the King, by form of statute of merchants.

Return made, non inventus.

Another precept to take his body and cause an extent and valuation to be made of his property within their bailiwick at the date of the recognizance.

Friday after the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul [29 June], return made that an inquest had been held by good men [names not given], who said on oath that the said Henry had four shops in London which had been given to him in frank marriage with Dyonisia his wife, but that previous to the recognizance he and his wife had demised the shops to Geoffrey Beauflour for a term of years, and seisin could not be given. Afterwards, viz., on Friday after the Feast of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.], the said Geoffrey appeared on summons before John de Wengrave, the Mayor's locum tenens, and produced the lease. Thereupon it was adjudged that he [the debtor ?] should take nothing until the expiration of the term.

Folio cxxxiii b.

Preceptum super statutum pro Johannis de Wyntonia Barbitonsore.

Wednesday the Feast of the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr [7 July], 33 Edward I. [A.D. 1305], precept to the same Sheriffs to take the body of Elyas de Staundone, if a layman, and safeguard the same until he shall have paid to John de Wynchester, barber, the sum of £20 due under a recognizance made before John le Blound, the Mayor, and Sir Henry de Leycestre, Clerk to the King, by form of statute of merchants.

Return, non inventus.

Another precept to the Sheriffs to take his body and cause an extent and valuation to be made of his property at the date of the recognizance.

Return made that an inquest had been held by Richard Horn, "pessoner," Walter the Baker, Richard Horn, "ferroun," Henry atte Welle, John de Ebbegate, "barbur," Simon le Taillur, Henry de Haversham, cordwainer, John de Sandwych, William de Sandwych, William Pikeman, Thomas de Perndone, and William de Ware, who said on oath that at the date mentioned the said Elias had certain goods and chattels, value unknown, which had been sequestrated by the Sheriffs. They further said that he had a certain tenement in the parish of St. Laurence de Candelwykstrete held by Thomas de Northamptone and quitrent of a house in the parish of St. Botolph de Billingesgate held by Thomas de Perndone; and that they (the Sheriffs) delivered to the said John 7 marks on the day of the extent, to hold until he had levied the debt; and on the Feast of St. Bartholomew next ensuing they delivered to him the goods and chattels of the said Elias formerly sequestrated of the value of 6½ marks.

Saturday the morrow of St. Mark [25 April], 2 Edward II. [A.D. 1309], Peter de Sperham, Andrew de Staunford, John de Paris, "corder," Thomas Cross, Adam Braz, Richard Horn, fishmonger, [and] Robert de Pipeherst were elected by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty to be auditors of the Chamberlain's account.

Folio cxxxiv.

Thursday after the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 2 Edward II. [A.D. 1308], precept to James le Botiller and William de Basingge, Sheriffs of London, to take Richard Draweswerd, of Great Bentleyghe, co. Essex, if a layman, and keep him in prison until he should have satisfied Richer de Refham, Alderman, of the sum of £10 due under a recognizance made before the Mayor, &c., on Saturday after Easter, 1 Edward II., in form of statute merchants, and to make return on the following Monday. On which day the Sheriffs returned that they had attached the said Richard and committed him to Neugate prison, &c. And the said Richer came before Nicholas de Farndone, the Mayor, on Friday after the octave of St. Hillary next ensuing, and demanded that the goods and chattels, lands, rents, and tenements which were the property of the debtor at the date of the recognizance should be delivered to him by reasonable price and extent, according to the form of the statute aforesaid, because the debt remained unpaid. And forasmuch as it was found by the return of the Sheriffs that the said Richard stood in prison for a quarter of a year and more and had not paid the debt, precept was given them to cause the property of the debtor at the date of the recognizance to be delivered to the said Richer by reasonable price and extent, and to inform the Mayor in the Chamber of the Guildhall as to what they had done on Wednesday before the Purification. On which day the Sheriffs returned that they had caused an inquiry to be made by oath of William Bernard, John Baldewyne, Richard de Berkynge, Robert Gange, John Fissh, Thomas le Taillur, Richard atte Vyne, Robert le Cuver, Olyver Bennyng, John de Lenham, Laurence Albyn, [and] William Smart, and they had found that the said Richard had no property except a small ship, a broken boat, and an anchor and sail and other utensils appertaining to the said ship, of the value of 100s., which were delivered to the said Richer according to the statute, &c.

Monday after the Feast of St. James [25 July], 8 Edward II. [A.D. 1314], came Nicholas, son of Hamo le Paumer, before Nicholas de Farendone, the Mayor, and the Aldermen in full Husting for Pleas of Land, and demanded that the sum of £60 in the custody of William de Causton should be delivered to him, as he was of full age and had completed the term of his apprenticeship. (fn. 6) And the said William came, and paid the money and received an acquittance for the same, as also for the sum of 25 marks which came to him (Nicholas) on the death of his brother Edward.

[Here follow transcripts of charters, &c., relating to the Priory of Holy Trinity (or Christchurch), Aldgate, made from books referred to in the margin as marked with the letters A and B in the custody of the Prior. These books are now, apparently, lost, but a transcript (or abstract) of them was made in or about 1425 by Thomas de Axebrigge (known also as the son of John de Cornubia), a canon of the Priory, and this is preserved in the Hunterian Museum at Glasgow. It is referred to by Stow as 'Liber Trinitatis.' This transcript has again been transcribed in modern times, the copy being preserved in the Guildhall Library of the City of London (MS. No. 122, 4 vols.). The charters are copied from the Letter-Book into 'Liber Dunthorn'; some of them are printed in Dugdale's 'Monasticon.'-Editor.]

Folio cxxxiv b.

In libro signat' cum lra B in custod' Prioris eccl'ie Christi fol lx.

Temporibus Knwti (fn. 7) Regis Anglorum fuerunt tresdecim Milites regi et regno multum (fn. 8) amabiles qui quandam terram in orientali parte London' ab incolis pro nimia servitute derelictam a rege pecierunt quatenus predictam terram et Gilde libertatem imperpetuum eis concederet. Quibus Rex libenter concessit condicione qua sequitur videlicet quod quilibet eorum tri uella scilicet super terram subtus et in aqua victoriose perageret. Et postea certo die in campo qui modo vocatur Estsmithfeld contra quosque aduementes ipsimet hastis decertarent quodque gloriose factum est. Et ipso die Rex nominavit eam Knyttegildam et limitibus cinxit illam videlicet a porta que vocatur Algate usque ad locum ubi barre nunc habentur versus orientem ex utraque parte vici. Et extendit eam versus portam que nuncupatur Bisshopesgate usque ad domum Willelmi presbiteri postea Gaufridi Tannarii nunc heredum Colu(v)ere (fn. 9) et postea Johannis Esby set modo domini de Bowsere et omne (fn. 10) (?). Et deinde versus austrum usque in Tamisiam tam profunde in aquam quam procul eques in recessu aque in aquam (fn. 11) ingressus potest lanceam in aquam iaculari. Ita quod tota Estsmithfeld cum parte via dextra que tendit per Doddyngg' pond in Tamisiam. Aceciam hospitale Sancte Katerine cum molendinis quod fundatum erat tempore Regis Stepham et exterior murus lapidens et novum fossatum turris stant et sunt de feodo predicto. Nam predictus murus et fossatum turris fiebant tempore quo Rex Ricardus fuit Jerosolumis per Eliensem Episcopum qui tunc fuit Justiciarius (fn. 12) Regis propter discencionem inter ipsum et comitem Johannem Fratrem Regis predicti exortam. Huius igitur fosse causa que (fn. 13) fiebat in Estsmithfeld amisit ecclesia Sancte Trinitatis London' dimidiam marcam annui redditus per annum et amotum est Molendinum pauperum fratium Hospitalis Sancte Katerine et ecclesie Sancte Katerine et ecclesie Sancte Trimtatis London' similiter quod non ad modicum utrique parti provenit in comodum et gardinum quod Rex conduxerat de fratribus pro sex marcis per annum pars maxima per fossam vastata est promissa est sepius recompensacio set non dum soluta. Tamen Edwardus Rex postea veniens dedit fratribus quinque marcas et dimidium pro parte illa quam fossam (fn. 14) nunc occupat et aliam partem que extrinceca erat reddit fratribus quam retinent usque ad presens et de redditu predicto videlicet quinque marcarum et dimidii habent cartam per quam in scaccario sive in hamperio (fn. 15) eis bene solvitur usque in presentem diem. Predicti tamen milites aliam cartam non habebant omnibus diebus Knyty Edgari et Edredi (fn. 16) usque ad tempus Sancti Edwardi tune heredes eorum videntes Regis sanctitatem et (fn. 17) supplicabat [sic] ut libertatem eorum confirmaret. Qui graciose concessit et eis (fn. 18) cartam in hec verba dedit.

[Here follows a transcript of the charter granted to the Cnihtengild by Edward the Confessor. An attempt has been made to reproduce it below as it appears in the Letter-Book. The text, both here and in 'Liber Dunthorn,' is manifestly corrupt. An endeavour was made by the late Mr. H. C. Coote to restore it to something like purity in a paper on 'The English Gild of Knights and their Socn' (London and Middlesex Archæol. Journal, vol. v. pp. 477-93). -Editor.] (fn. 19) (fn. 20) (fn. 21) (fn. 22) (fn. 23) [These notes represent those in Figure 1 - nos 4-8 - Editor]


Figure 1

Confirmacio Guylde voc' Knyghtengild scilicet (?) Portsokyn eodem folio.

Et postea Willelmus Rex filius Willelmi conquestoris qui totam Angliam subegit eis confirmacionem huiusmodi benigne concessit (fn. 24) - Willelmus Rex Anglie M. Episcopo (fn. 25) et G. de Magn. (fn. 26) et R. Delpare (fn. 27) et fidelibus suis London' salutem. Sciatis me concessisse hominibus de Cnihtenegilda gildam eorum et terram que ei pertinent cum omnibus consuetudinibus sicut habuerunt tempore Regis Edwardi et patris mei. T[este] Henrico de Both (fn. 28) apud Rethyng. (fn. 29)

Et eciam Rex Henricus primus sic eisdem carta subscripta confirmavit.

Folio cxxxv.

Confirmacio Henr' primi de Knyghten Gilda voc' Portsokyn eodem folio.

Henricus Rex Anglie M. (fn. 30) Episcopo Vicecomiti London' et omnibus Baronibus suis et fidelibus francis et Anglicis London salutem. Sciatis me concessisse omnibus hominibus de Cnithtenegilda gildam eorum et terram que eis pertinent cum omnibus consuetudinibus sicut melius habuerunt tempore Regis Edwardi et patris mei et sicut frater meus eis concessit per breve et sigillum suum et de feudo super forisfacturam meam ne aliquis sit ausus eis super hoc iniuriam facere. T[estibus] R (fn. 31) de Mounford et R Bigot' et H. de Booth (fn. 32) apud Westmonasterium.

Ab hinc intratur in libro signato cum litera A in custod' Prioris ecclesie Christi primo folio p t ij. dum kalendar'.

Anno ab incarnacione domini millesimo centesimo octavo et anno regni gloriosi Regis Henrici octavo fundata est ecclesia Sancte Trinitatis infra Algate London' per venerabilem Reginam Matildam uxorem Regis predicti et Concilio Sancti Archipresulis Anselmi [et (fn. 33) ] data est dicta ecclesia Normanno Priori primo tocius regni canonico a quo tota Anglia Sancti Augustini Regula ornatur et habitu canonicali vestitur Et congregatis ibidem fratribus augebatur in dicta ecclesia multitudo laudancium deum die ac nocte ita quod tota civitatis [sic] dedecabatur (fn. 34) in aspectu eorum In tantum quod anno ab incarnacione domini millesimo centesimo vicesimo quinto Quidam burgenses Londonie ex illa antiqua (fn. 35) nobilium Militum Anglorum progenie Scilicet Radulphus filius Algody Wluuardus le Douerisshe Orgarus le Prude Edwardus Upcornhill (fn. 36) Blacstanus et Alwynus cognatus eius Ailwinus (fn. 37) et Robertus frater eius filii Leostani Leostanus aurifabr [sic] et Wyzo filius eius Hugo filius Wulgari Algarus Secusenne Orgarus filius Deremanni Osbertus Drinchepyn Adelardus Hornepitesinne (fn. 38) convenientes in capitulo ecclesie Christi que est sita infra muros eiusdem civitatis iuxta portam que vocatur Algata dederunt ipsi ecclesie et canonicis Deo servientibus in ea totam terram et socam que dicebatur de Anglissh Cnithegildam urbis que muro adiacet foras eandem portam et protenditur usque in fluvium thamesiam. Dederunt inquam suscipientes fraternitatem et participacionem beneficiorum loci illius per manum Normanni Prioris quieos et predecessores suos in societatem super textum ewangelii recepit. Et ut firma et inconcussa (?) (fn. 39) staret hec eorum donacio cartam Sancti Edwardi cum aliis cartis prescriptis quas inde habebant super altare optulerunt. Et deinde super ipsam terram seisiverunt predictum priorem per ecclesiam Sancti Botulphi que edificata super eam et est ut aiunt capud ipsius terre. Hec omnia facta sunt coram Hiis testibus Bernardo Priore de Dunstaple Johanne Priore de Landa (fn. 40) Gaufrido Camerario de Clinton et Capellanus (fn. 41) [sic] eius Petro et Nicholao Cunand (fn. 42) Willelmo clerico Edwardo filio Alfwardi Hugone filio Radulpho [sic] dapiferoquc eius et capellano Edwardo de Suthwerke et Willelmo filio eius Leuegaro Sacerdote Eylwyno (fn. 43) filio Siredy Hacone Diacono Algaro presbitero Aschetillo (fn. 44) et multis aliis clericis et laicis francis et Anglis Miserunt ergo predicti donatores quendam ex seipsis Ordgarum scilicet le Prude ad regem Henricum petentes ut ipse donacionem eorum concederet et confirmaret Rex vero libenter concessit predictam socam et terram prefate [huic (fn. 45) ] ecclesie liberam et quietam ab omni servicio sicut elemosinam decet et cartam suam sequentem [benevole (fn. 46) ] confirmavit.

Henricus Rex Anglie R. (fn. 47) Episcopo London' et vicecom' et preposito et omnibus Baronibus et fidelibus suis Francis et Anglis de London' et de Middelsexa salutem. Sciatis me concessisse et confirmasse ecclesie et canonicis Sancte Trinitatis London' socam de Anglica Cnithtengilda et terram que ei pertinet et ecclesiam Sancti Botholfi sicut homines eiusdem Gilde eis dederunt et concesserunt. Et volo et firmiter precipio quod bene et honorifice et libere teneant cum saka et soka et tolla et. theam et hinfangentheof et omnibus consuetudinibus suis sicut homines predicte gilde melius habuerunt tempore Regis Edwardi et sicut Rex Willelmus Pater meus et frater meus eis concesserunt per brevia sua Test[ibus] A. Regina et Gaufrido Cancellario et Gaufrido de Clinton et Willelmo de Clintona apud Wodestocam (fn. 48) .

Folio cxxxv b.

Misit eciam idem Rex vicecomites suos Albricum videlicet de Veer et Rogerum Nepotem Huberti (fn. 49) qui ex parte sua investirent ecclesiam de predicta possessione. Quod...... [ends abruptly]. (fn. 50)

Stephanus Rex Anglie Episcopo London' Justic' Vic' Baron' Ministris et omnibus fidelibus suis francis et Anglis London' salutem. Sciatis quod reddidi et concessi Deo et ecclesie Sancte Trinitatis London' et canonicis regularibus ibidem deo servientibus pro anima Regis Henrici et pro salute mea et Matildis Regine uxoris mee et Eustac' filii mei et aliorum puerorum meorum in perpetuum terram suam de Smethfelda quam comes Gaufridus preoccupaver at ad vineam suam faciendam Quare volo et fir miter precipio quod bene et in pace et libere et quiete et honorifice teneant et habeant terram predictam sicut melius et liberius et quiecius tenent alias terras suas et sicut Rex Henricus illam eis concessit et carta sua confirmavit. T[estibus] M[atilde] Regina et Thoma Capellano et Willelmo de Ipra et Ricardo de Lucy apud London.' (fn. 51)

Item Gaufridus (fn. 52) comes Essex ac Constabularius principalis Turris renunciavit totum clamium suum de predicta terra ut patet per cartam sequentem (fn. 53) :-

Gaufridus comes Essex' Episcopo London' et omnibus fidelibus sancte ecclesie salutem. Sciatis me reddidisse ecclesie Christi London' et fratribus in ea degentibus molendina sua iuxta Turrim et totam (fn. 54) terram extra Turrim que pertinebat ad Engliscecnithtengildam cum Smethefelda et hominibus et omnibus aliis rebus eidem pertinentibus Reddo etiam eis dimidiam hidam de terra de Brembelegia (fn. 55) in terra et pratis et pascuis et omnibus aliis rebus et libertatibus et consuetudinibus sicut Willelmus filius Widonis eam eis dedit cum canonicalem habitum (fn. 56) reciperet. Et volo et precipio ut prefatas terras teneant de me et heredibus meis liberas et quietas et solutas ab omni calumpnia ei seculari servicio. Ita videlicet nec hered[ibus] michi [SIC] nec meis inposterum aliquam canonicis (fn. 57) super hiis liceat iniuriam vel contumeliam irrogare. Hiis testibus Roh[ais]a comitissa uxore mea Gregorio drap' (fn. 58) [SIC] Pag[ano] de templo Warino filio Geroldi Radulpho de Crichcote Gaufrido de Querendun Ernulfo medico Ilbodo (fn. 59) medico. Et similiter concedo eis imperpetuum j marcam argenti de servicio Edwardi de Selegeford testimonio prescriptorum testium et Willelmi Archidiaconi London', etc.

Charter of King Stephen to the Prior and Canons of Christ Church, London, granting them lands, &c., in the manor of Brackyng [Braughing, co. Herts]. (fn. 60)

Nota de escambio pro solo Hospitalis Sc'e Katerine.

Stephanus Rex Anglie Episcopo London' Justiciariis Vicecomitibus Baronibus ministris et omnibus fidelibus suis francis et Anglis Hertfordschire salutem. Sciatis me dedisse et concessisse ecclesie Sancte Trinitatis London' et canonicis ibidem deo servientibus c.s' terre in manerio de Brackyng in perpetuam elemosinam pro requie animarum scilicet Bald[wini] filii mei et Matildis filie mee qui in eadem ecclesia sepulti requiescunt. Preterea concessi et dedi eidem ecclesie et canonicis vj libratas terre in eodem manerio de Brack[yng] pro escambio molendini sui et illius partis terre sue quam concesserint Matildi Regine uxori mee iuxta Turrim London' ubi ipsa fecit hospitale pauperum. Illas dico vj libratas terre illis concessi quas retinueram in dominio meo postquam partitus fui ceteras partes illius manerii hoc est partem illam in qua fundata est ecclesia et ad quam eciam forum pertinet. (fn. 61) Quare volo et firmiter precipio quod ecclesia predicta et canonici hanc terram teneant et imperpetuum possideant bene et in pace et libere et honorifice et quiete ab omni seculari exaccione sicut elemosinam meam dominicam cum saca et soca et toll et Theam et Infangenetheof et cum omnibus aliis consuetudinibus suis cum quibus tenent alias possessiones suas. Test[ibus] Theobaldo Archiepiscopo Cant' et Roberto Episcopo London' (fn. 62) et Roberto Episcopo Hereford' (fn. 63) et Roberto Episcopo Exon' (fn. 64) et Illar' Episcopo Cicestr' (fn. 65) et Willelmo Episcopo Norwic' (fn. 66) et M[atilde] Regina et Comite E[ustacio] filio meo et Willelmo de Ypra et Roberto de Ver et Willelmo Marl' [sic] (fn. 67) et Henrico de Essex' et Ricardo de Lucy.

Charter of Matilda, wife of King Stephen, to the same, confirming the above. (fn. 68)

Folio cxxxvi.

Matildis dei gracia Anglorum Regina Episcopo London' Justiciariis Vicecomitibus Baronibus ministris et omnibus fidelibus suis francis et Anglis de Hertfordscire salutem. Sciatis me concessisse donum Regis Stepham et confirmasse quod fecit ecclesie Christi London' et Radulpho Priori et canonicis in ea deo servientibus de c.s' terre in manerio de Bracchinge in perpetuam elemosinam pro requie animarum scilicet Baldewini filii mei et Matildis filie mee qui in eadem ecclesia sepulti requiescunt. Preterea confirmo et concedo eidem ecclesie et predictis canonicis vj libratas terre in eodem manerio de Brack[inge] pro escambio molendini sui et illius partis terre sue quam concesserunt michi iuxta Turrim London' ubi feci hospit[ale] pauperum. Illas videlicet vj libi atas terre illis concessi quas Rex retinuer at in dominio suo postquam partitus fuit ceteras partes illius manerii. Hoc est partem illam in qua fundata est ecclesia et ad quam eciam forum spectat. Quare volo et firmiter precipio quod Prior prefate ecclesie et canonici hanc predictam terram teneant et imperpetuum possideant bene et in pace et libere et honorifice et quiete ab omni seculari exaccione sicut elemosinam Regis et meam. Test[ibus] Teobaldo Archiepiscopo Cant' et Rober to Episcopo London' et eisdem qui supra in carta Regis apud London'.

[The next three entries are in a different hand. -Editor.]

Vide aliam cartam supra fo. 48. Vide eciam in eadem carta de porta de Algate et de soka interiori.

Charter of Matilda, wife of King Henry I., to the Prior and Canons of Christ Church, London, granting to them the Gate and Soke of Aldgate, (fn. 69) &c.

Carta Matilde Regine Anglie iix H. primide soca interiori.

M[atildis] dei gracia Anglorum Regina R[oberto] Episcopo London' [et] omnibus sancte ecclesie fidelibus salutem. Notum sit vobis me consilio Archiepiscopi A[nselmi] et concessione et confirmacione domini mei Regis H[enrici] dedisse et confirmasse ecclesiam Christi infra muros Lund' sitam liberam et quietam ab omni subieccione tam ecclesie de Waltham quam omnium aliarum Ecclesiarum preter ecclesie Sancti Pauli London' et Episcopi cum omnibus ad eam pertinencus ad honorem dei canonicis in ea regulariter cum Norm[anno] Priore deo servientibus imperpetuum pro redempcione animarum nostrarum et parentum nostrorum. Similiter dedi eis portam de Alegate cum soca ad eam pertinente que fuit mea dominica et duas partes Redditus civitatis Exon'. Et volo et precipio quod idem Canonici bene et in pace et honorifice et libere teneant terras suas et omnia ad ecclesiam suam pertinencia cum omnibus libertatibus et consuetudinibus quas dominus meus Rex H[enricus] per cartam suam confirmavit. Ita ne eis iniuria vel contumelia fiat. T[estibus] Willelmo Episcopo Wynt' (fn. 70) Rogero Episcopo Sar' (fn. 71) Rodbarto Episcopo Linc' (fn. 72) Rand[ulpho] et Bern' cancellario capell' (fn. 73) Giffardo Clareb' [sic ] Gaufrido Cam (fn. 74) Gaufrido de Clint[ona] Willelmo de Pont Aldumo (Alduino ?). (fn. 75) Apud Westm'.

Folio cxxxvi b.

In libro signat' cum litera A in custod' Prioris ecclesie Christi in medio libri post ij um Kalendar fol iiij to .

Sciendum quod soca durat a porta de Allegata que nostri iuris est cum terris utriusque platee adiacentibus usque ad barram exteriorem fere a parte autem (?) australi versus Tamisiam desinunt (?) soce nostre infra barram lxvj pedes de Sancto Paulo a parte Septemtrionali desinunt (?) soce infra barram xvj pedes de Sancto Paulo extenditur quoque soca versus Bisshopesgatam a domo que fuit Willelmi presbiter postea Gaufridi tanarii nunc heredum Colu(v)ere cum toto campo de Smethfeld usque in Tamisiam tam profundo in aquam quamprocul eques in recessu aque super dextrarium in aquam ingressus potest lanciam in aquam iaculari cum parte dextra vici qui tendit per Doddingespond in Thamisia a parte siquidem sinistra non est de soca nostra sed tamen de parochia Sancti Botulphi. (fn. 76)

[Fos cxxxvii, cxxxvii b blank.]

Folio cxxxviii.

Terms of peace between the King of England on the one part and Guy, Count of Flanders, and Margaret his mother on the other part. Dated "Monstrel sur la mer," Saturday after the Feast of "la Magdalene" [22 July], A.D. 1274. (fn. 77) .

Folio cxxxviii b.

Deed of covenant (fn. 78) entered into by seven noblemen of Flanders, viz., Bawdewyn de Aueynes (Aveynes?), Guyllame de Flaundres, Gerard de Rodes, Hugh de [sic] Chastelayn de Gaunt, Johan de Gistele, Olyver de Aysthone, and Michel de Auchi, Knights, to re-enter the prison of "Monstroil sur la mer" in the event of the Count and Countess of Flanders failing to render satisfaction to English merchants for loss of merchandise. Dated at Alost, the Feast of the Ascension [26 May], A.D. 1278.

A similar deed of covenant by the Count of Flanders. Same date.

Letter obligatory of Guy, Count of Flanders and Marquis of Namur, to pay at the New Temple, London, the sum of 11,000 livres tournois to R[obert Burnel], Bishop of Bath and Wells, (fn. 79) and Antony [de] Beke, Archdeacon of Durham, (fn. 80) for merchandise seized, viz., one moiety within a month of Midsummer day and the other within a month of Christmas next. Dated "Ambiay," (fn. 81) 24 May, A.D. 1279.

Folio cxxxix.

Henry, by the grace of God King of England, &c. Know ye that we have received, by way of a loan, from William de York, Baldwin Bet, and their fellow-merchants of Ghent, the sum of 1,030 marks, whereof £399 8s. has been paid into our Wardrobe; £100 given to Edward our firstborn; £133 6s. 8d. given to our most beloved consort "Alienore," Queen of England; and £53 18s. 8d. given to Edmund our son; which sum of 1,030 marks we order the bailiffs of our City of London to pay the said merchants or their certified agents out of the fine which the citizens of the said City made to us for obtaining our goodwill. (fn. 82) In witness whereof we have caused these our letters patent to be made. Witness ourself at St. Edmund, 13 Feb., the fifty-first year of our reign [A.D. 1266-7].

Writ to the bailiffs of the City of London, reiterating a previous command to pay the above sum out of the City's fine. Dated at St. Edmund, 13 Feb., 51 Henry III. [A.D. 1266-7].

Edward, by the grace of God, &c., to the Mayor, Sheriffs, and citizens of his City of London greeting. Whereas Gilbert de Cur[ia], burgess of Ghent, has recently received from you at our Exchequer before the Treasurer and Barons 730 marks sterling in which ye were bound on behalf of Sir Henry, King of England, our father, by your writing obligatory which he has in his possession, and the said King had caused the said money to be seized by reason of a quarrel between him and the Countess of Flanders; and afterwards had paid the same to English merchants to recompense them for the loss they had sustained by the seizure of their goods by the said Countess in parts of Flanders, and whereas ye paid the same to our Treasurer and Chamberlains owing to the said quarrel, to be on deposit until we gave further orders thereon; We, wishing that the money should be assigned to the said merchants, in accordance with the wish of my father aforesaid and the terms of the peace lately concluded at "Mustroil" between us and the said Countess, have commanded the said Treasurer and Chamberlains to deliver the money to Thomas de Basing and "Alienandus de Acra," clerk, in trust for the said merchants, to be distributed among them as we have enjoined, and this we notify you by these presents. In testimony whereof we have caused these our letters patent to be made. Witness ourself at Westminster, the 20th day of June, the third year of our reign [A.D. 1275].

Folio cxxxiv b.

Letter of Guy, Count of Flanders and Marquis of Namur, notifying that peace had been arranged with the King of England, and ordering that the same be proclaimed. Dated 8 May, A.D. 1292. (fn. 83)

Footnotes

1 Or Henry "Faukes" See 'Cal. Letter-Book B,' p. 158n.
2 Elsewhere it is spelt "Abehale," "Abenhale," or "Abinhale".
3 Now united to the parish of St. Michael, Queenhithe.
4 Montreuil (Pas de Calais). Gregory de Rokesle and other citizens set out for France, by the King's orders, "on the eve of the Feast of St. Margaret" (i. e., on Thursday, 19 July), in order to take part in the negotiations, on the third day after the Feast of St. Mary Magdalen (i. e., Wednesday, 25 July) at the latest, the treaty being actually concluded on the following Saturday (28th). This, at least, is the interpretation placed on the expression ad tardius, which appears in the record of their proceedings in the 'Liber de Antiquis' (Camd Soc, p. 171), by the late Mr. Riley in his translation of the passage ('Chionicles of the Mayors and Sheriffs,' p. 176).
5 Printed in Rymers 'Fœdera,' vol. i. pt. ii. p. 513.
6 Vide supra, p. 200.
7 'Edgan" in the modern transcript of the fifteenth-century cartulary or 'Liber Trinitatis' (Guildhall MS. No. 122, vol. iii. p. 636).
8 "Satis," Guildhall transcript.
9 Cf. "Culver alley," Aldgate.
10 "Etc," Guildhall transcript.
11 "Aqua." Ibid.
12 "Justiciar Regis id est regni Cancellarius." Ibid.
13 "Qut.' Ibid.
14 "Fossa." Ibid.
15 "Hanapio." Ibid.
16 The names of these kings appear in the Guildhall transcript (MS. 122, vol. iv. p. 638) as "Edgari Etheldredi et Knuti".
17 "Eum ." Ibid.
18 For "concessit et eis,' "con cedens els." Ibid.
19 Scribe's error for "burh."
20 Buram, 'Liber Dunthorn,' fo. 79.
21 Scribe's error for "heora."
22 Eat, 'Liber Dunthorn.'
23 Ge hafian. Ibid.
24 In place of the words in roman characters the following appears in the Guildhall transcript (vol. iv. p. 638), viz. : Suo subdidit regimini et potestate [sic] eis. s. heredibus predictorum militum confirmacionem huiusmodi concessit benevole in hec verba.
25 Maurice, Bishop of London 1085- 1107.
26 Geoffrey de Mandeville.
27 "Delparte." Ibid.
28 "Boch," Guildhall transcript.
29 Reading.
30 Maurice, Bishop of London.
31 "N," Guildhall transcript.
32 "Boch." Ibid.
33 "Et" appears in the Guildhall transcript (vol. iv. p. 639).
34 A mistake of the scribe for "delectabatur".
35 "Antiqua" does not appear in the Guildhall transcript.
36 "Hupcornhille" in Guildhall transcript and 'Liber Dunthorn'.
37 "Alwynus" in Guildhall transcript.
38 "Hornepitesune." Ibid.
39 Literally "incōunlla" or "incōuulla.' The Guildhall transcript has "incōuulsa."
40 "Derlanda," Guildhall transcript. Launde or Lodinton, co. Leic.
41 "Capellanis." Ibid.
42 "Cimand." Ibid.
43 "Gilwino." Ibid.
44 "Aschecello." Ibid.
45 Inserted, Guildhall transcript.
46 Ibid.
47 Richard de Belmis, the first of two of the name who were Bishops of London; Bishop 1108-28.
48 Immediately after this charter the following reference to the above charters as here entered in Letter-Book C occurs in the Guildhall transcript, vol. iv. p. 641 (as well as in the Glasgow MS., as we learn from Stow), viz. : "Hec omnia prescripta irrotu lantur in fine libri memorandorum Guyhalde Lond' cum litera C folio cxxxiiijto".
49 Mr. Round identifies this Roger with the father of Gervase de Corn hill, one of the Sheriffs of London in 1155-6, and (as he claims to have proved) "Justiciary of London" under Stephen ('Geoffrey de Mandeville,' Appendix K).
50 Continued thus in the Guildhall transcript (vol. iv. p. 641): "Et pre fati vicecomites regis mandatum in omnibus perimplentes libenter fecerunt super ipsam terram Astantibus Andrea Bucheuinte [sic] et predictis testibus cum multisalus," &c. Cf. Stow. 'Survey' (Thoms's ed., 1876, p. 47).
51 Printed in Round s 'Commune of London, p. 100.
52 Geoffrey de Mandeville, created Earl of Essex, and entrusted with the custody of the Tower of London by the Empress Matilda in 1141. Round, 'Geoffrey de Mandeville, pp. 88 et seq.
53 The charter which follows is printed in Round's 'Commune of London' (p. 101) from the Guildhall transcript (vol. iv. p. 739), the text of which he describes as "slightly corrupt," but "trustworthy enough for all purposes." The date he assigns to the charter is 1140-44.
54 "Totum" (Round).
55 "Brembelega," Guildhall transcript.
56 "Cum canonicale habitu" Id.
57 "Canc" (Round) The word as abbreviated in the Letter-Book and the Guildhall transcript is "canc'," and clearly stands for "canonicis".
58 "Dapifero" (Round).
59 "Iwodo." Id.
60 Guildhall transcript and translation, vol. iv. p. 744.
61 The meaning appears to be that there existed a right to hold a market on the land, the subject of the gift. The point is lost in the translation appended to the Guildhall transcript.
62 Robert de Sigillo, Bishop of London 1141, ob. 1151.
63 Robert de Bethun, Bishop of Hereford 1131-48.
64 Robert Chichester, Bishop o Exeter 1138-55.
65 Hillary, Bishop of Chichester 1148, ob. 1169.
66 William Turbus, Bishop of Norwich 1146, ob. 1175.
67 "Mart[el]," Round; "Mare schallo," Dugdale.
68 Cf. Guildhall MS., vol. iv. p. 745; Dugdale, 'Monast., 'vol. vi. pt. i. p. 153.
69 Cf. Guildhall MS, vol. i. p. 5; Dugdale, 'Monast, vol. vi. pt. i. p. 155.
70 William Giffard, Bishop of Winchester.
71 Roger, Bishop of Salisbury, Lord Chief Justice and Lord Treasurer.
72 Robert Blovet, Bishop of Lincoln.
73 Omitted in Guildhall MS.
74 This witness is omitted in Guild hall MS.
75 Translated "Pont Audemer," Guildhall MS.
76 Although the metes and bounds of the soke here described are recorded as being entered in Book A in the custody of the Prior of Christchurch (just as the account given above of the foundation of the Cnihtengild was also to be found in the same book) they do not appear in the Guildhall transcript, and therefore (presumably) are not entered in the Glasgow MS.
77 Printed in Rymer's 'Fœdera,' vol. i. pt. ii. p. 513 Cf. supra, p. 212.
78 This and the following deed printed (with some variations of spelling of proper names) in Rymer's 'Fœdera,' vol. i. pt. ii. p. 555.
79 Treasurer and Chancellor.
80 Bishop of Durham 1283-1311, and Patriarch of Jerusalem.
81 Amiens (?).
82 Towards the close of the year 1265 the citizens, we are told, made fine to the King, who was then at Northampton, in the sum of 20,000 marks for "trespasses and excesses" committed by them during the late rebellion of Simon de Montfort, the King in return granting them letters of pardon ('Chron. of Mayors and Sheriffs,' p. 85). This may be the fine mentioned in the text, or it may refer to another fine presumably extracted from the citizens for the King's charter of pardon for their having harboured the Earl of Gloucester in the City, dated 16 June, 1266 (ibid., pp. 98-100).
83 Printed in Rymer's 'Fœdera,' vol. i. pt. ii. p. 760.


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