Folios cl - clvi

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Reginald R. Sharpe (editor)

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1901

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242-248

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'Folios cl - clvi', Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: C: 1291-1309 (1901), pp. 242-248. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33068 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Folio cl.

Preceptum super statutum pro Bettyno Boyamontis.

Sunday the Feast of St. Ambrose, Bp. [4 April], 33 Edward I. [A. D. 1305], precept by John le Blound, Mayor, to John de Lincoln and Roger de Paris, Sheriffs of London, to take the body of Walter le Mazerer, if a layman, and safeguard it until he shall have paid to Betyn Boyamontis and his fellow-merchants of Luka the sum of 50 marks due under a recognizance made before the said Mayor and Sir Henry de Leycestre, clerk of the King, by form of statute of merchants, on Wednesday before the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 31 Edward I. [A. D. 1303], as set forth. The Sheriffs returned, non inventus. Thereupon precept sicut alias. Return made that the said Betyn was not prosecuting. Therefore they did nothing therein, &c.

Folio cl b.

Preceptum super statutum pro Wilielmo Trente.

On Trinity Sunday [13 June], 33 Edward I. [A.D. 1305], a similar precept to the same Sheriffs to take the body of John le Mareschal de Wileby for a debt of £14 due to William Trente, merchant of Gascony, under a recognizance made before the same on Tuesday after the Feast of Nativity of St. John Bapt [24 June], 31 Edward I. [A. D. 1303]. Return, non inventus. Thereupon precept to Reginald de Thunderle and William Cosin, the [new] Sheriffs, on Saturday after the Feast of Epiphany [6 Jan.], 34 Edward I. [A. D. 1305-6], to take his body, &c, and cause an extent to be made of all the property he had at the date of the recognizance, in whose hands soever it be found other than an heir under age holding the same by hereditary succession, &c. The Sheriffs returned that the said William Trente was not prosecuting. Therefore they did nothing therein.

Folio cli.

Tuesday after the Feast of Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.], 35 Edward I. [A. D. 1306-7], precept by John le Blound, Mayor, to Geoffrey de Conduit and Simon Bolet, Sheriffs of London, to take the body of Walter le Mazerer, son of Luke le Ayller, deceased, if a layman, and safeguard it until he shall have paid to William de Writele the sum of £22 due under a recognizance made before the said Mayor and Sir Henry de Leycestre, clerk of the King, by form of statute of merchants, on Monday before the Feast of St. Nicholas [6 Dec.], 35 Edward I. [A. D. 1306]. Return made, non inventus. Thereupon another precept to take his body and cause an extent and valuation to be made of all his property at the date of the recognizance, in whose hands soever it may be other than an heir under age to whom it may have come by hereditary succession, &c. Return made to the effect that they could not take the body of the said Walter because he was not found within their bailiwick; that they found goods and chattels in his house of the value of 10 marks, and had caused them to be valued at that sum by the oath of Henry de Fonte, James le Reve, Walter Gobbe, Gilbert de Mordone, John Lucas, William Hardel, Henry le Whyte, William de Ware, Edmund Lambyn, Eustace le Cotiller, Robert de Borham, and Ralph de Storteford, and the money had been delivered to William de Writele in part payment of the debt; that as to the lands, rents, and tenements which the debtor owned at the date of the recognizance, the aforesaid jurors said that he owned a house in the parish of St. Michael, now tenanted by John de Blibury, of the value of 8 marks by the year; a shop, tenanted by William de Braye, of the value of 40s. by the year, another shop, tenanted by John Lucas, of the value of 24s. by the year; a solar at Oystergate, tenanted by John le Loung, of the value of 9s. by the year; and another solar, tenanted by William de Braye, of the value of 1 mark; and that he had 18s. quitrent of the house of John Lucas;-total £10 11s., from which must be deducted £6 17s. 8d. due to the chief lords of the fee, and 1 mark a year for the maintenance of the said houses, and so they are worth quit by the year 60s. Of which lands, rents, and tenements the said Sheriffs delivered seisin to the said William, on Sunday after the octave of the Purification [2 Feb.], 35 Edward I. [A. D. 1306-7], to hold as frank tenement until the residue of the aforesaid debt be levied, &c.

Folio cli b.

Preceptum super statutum pro Regin' de Brandone.

24 April, 33 Edward I. [A. D. 1305], precept by John le Blound, Mayor, to John de Lincoln and Roger de Parys, Sheriffs of London, to take the body of John le Loung, son of Roger le Loung, if a layman, and safeguard it until he shall have paid to Master Reginald de Brandone, Canon of St. Paul's, the sum of 45 marks due under a recognizance made before the aforesaid Mayor and Sir Henry de Leycestre, clerk of the King, on Saturday before Christmas, 26 Edward I. [A. D. 1297], by form of statute of merchants. Return made that they had taken the said John and committed him to Neugate. And because the said John stood in prison for half a year and more, and had not paid the debt, precept was issued to Reginald de Thunderle and William Cosyn, Sheriffs of London, by the same Mayor, on Thursday the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.], 33 Edward I. [A. D. 1305], to cause an extent and valuation to be made of all the debtor's property within their bailiwick at the date of the recognizance, in whose hands soever it be found other than, &c. Return made that they had caused an inquiry to be held on oath by William le Chaundeler, Adam de Derlingtone, Hugh le Taverner, Robert de Wellested, Robert de Pampesworth, William le Taverner, "chaucer," John Wynebaud, barber, William Dilhay, "chaundeler," Dyonisius le Orfevere, William de Harwe, William de Kent, "taillur," and William de Aldenham, who found that on the day named the said John le Loung had in the parish of St. Mary le Bow a tenement and shops, now tenanted by Alan de Suttone, "seler," as security for 100 marks, of the clear yearly value of 6 marks; also in the parish of St. Alphege within Crepilgate three messuages and ten shops, together with an annual rent of 12s. issuing from a tenement held by John le Pestour, the whole of the clear yearly value of £6 5s. 4d.; of which property one of the messuages is held by William de Aldenham for a term of years at 9s. a year, and the other two messuages and shops by Guillot le Sautreour for £40, in which sum the said John was bound to the said Guillot by form of the New Statute. All which tenements were delivered to Master Reginald de Brandone on Sunday after the Feast of St. Edmund, K. [20 Nov.], 34 Edward I. [A. D. 1305], to hold as frank tenement until the debt be levied, except the tenements held by Guillot le Sautreour by form of the New Statute as aforesaid.

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Folio clv.

Preceptum super statutum pro Johanne Wengrave.

Wednesday after the Feast of the Purification B. M. [2 Feb.], 34 Edward I. [A. D. 1305-6], precept by John le Blound, Mayor, to William Cosin and Reginald de Thunderle, Sheriffs of London, to take the body of Ralph de Honilane, citizen and Alderman of London, if a layman, and safeguard the same until he shall have paid to John de Wengrave the sum of £60 due under two recognizances by form of statute of merchants made before the said Mayor and Sir Henry de Leycestre, clerk of the King, on Friday after the Feast of St. Faith [6 Oct.], 32 Edward I. [A. D. 1304], and on Monday before the Feast of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.], 33 Edward I. [A. D. 1305], as set forth Return made, non inventus. Thereupon another precept to take the body of the said Ralph and cause an extent and valuation to be made of his property at the date of the several recognizances, in whose hands soever it may have come other than, &c. Return made, non inventus, and that he had no goods or chattels whereon the debt could be levied; and further that they caused an extent and valuation to be made of his tenements and rents within their bailiwick by the oath of Alan de Suffolk, John de Berdene, John de Vaus, Henry Monquey, Adam Mulgar, Richard le Joynur, William de Medelane, William Ace, William le Gras, John Fraunceys, "joynur," Roger le Paumer, senior, and Roger de Arcubus, who found that the said Ralph had in the Vintry in the parish of St. James two messuages of the yearly value of £18, from which must be subtracted 100s. annual rent owing to Richard le Vielour, and 20s. annual rent due to St. Giles's Hospital, and 40s. annually for repairs; and so the said tenements are of the clear yearly value of £10, and they have been delivered to John de Wengrave to hold as a frank tenement until, &c.

Breve Regis pro Gauselmo Bonet.

Edward, &c., to the Mayor and Sheriffs of London, greeting. On behalf of Gauselm Bonet, merchant of Bordeaux, it has been shown to us that whereas Ralph de Homlane, citizen of London, is bound to the said Gauselm in £12, by recognizance made in the said City according to the form of our statute put forth at Acton Burnel, (fn. 1) which money he ought to have paid the said Gauselm on the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord last past and has not paid it; and whereas the said Gauselm has caused to be produced and delivered by "Amanenus" de Bessoun, his servant, after the aforesaid Feast, letters patent, sealed with our seal ordained for such recognizances in the City aforesaid, (fn. 2) and also the seal of the said Ralph, touching the said debt for taking the said Ralph, then found in the City aforesaid, and committing him to prison according to the form of the statute aforesaid until he shall have satisfied the said Gauselm of the said debt, you, although you took the said Ralph for this matter and committed him to prison, have nevertheless set him free from prison although satisfaction has not been made to the said Gauselm for the said debt, and have detained, moreover, the said letters patent from the said "Amanenus" in your possession, to the no small hurt of the said Gauselm and contrary to the form of the statute aforesaid :-We therefore command that if, after consulting the said statute, you find that something has been done that is not in accordance with its provisions, you cause the same to be revoked on behalf of the said merchant, and such a full measure of justice be done to him that it will not behove us to lay to our hand in another manner on his behalf owing to your default Witness ourself at Winchester, 10 May, the thirty-fourth year of our reign [A. D. 1306]. And because it appeared to the aforesaid Mayor and Sheriffs that the aforesaid Gauselm was dead, and the aforesaid "Amanenus" produced nothing to show that he was his (Gauselm's) executor or attorney, &c., the aforesaid letter of statute was delivered to the Chamber of the Guildhall on Monday before the Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May], the same year, until, &c.

Folio clv b.

Preceptum super statutum pro Petro Syan et Bernardo de Boys.

Thursday after the Feast of St. James, Ap. [25 July], 34 Edward I. [A. D. 1306], precept by John le Blound, Mayor, to William Cosyn and Reginald de Thunderle, Sheriffs of London, to take the body of Henry Poteman de London, if a layman, and safeguard it until he shall have paid to Peter Syan, merchant of Fontenay le Counte, (fn. 3) and Bernard de Boys his merchant, or William Cosyn, appointed their attorney by letter patent, the sum of £60 due under a recognizance made before the said Mayor and Sir Henry de Leycestre, clerk of the King, by form of statute of merchants, on Wednesday after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], the year aforesaid. Return made, non inventus. Thereupon another precept to take his body, &c., and to cause an extent and valuation to be made of all his property at the date of the recognizance, &c.

Tenor litere de attornato.

Letter of Bernard de Boys appointing William Cosyn his attorney to receive the money. Dated London, Saturday before the Feast of St. Margaret [20 July], 34 Edward I. [A. D. 1306].

[On fo. clvi there are various references to this and other Letter-Books, Coroners' Rolls, &c., touching St. Katherine's Hospital, roughly entered.]

Folio clvi b.

Friday before the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.], 1 Edward II. [A. D. 1307], precept by John le Blound, Mayor, to Nicholas Pycot and Nigel Drury, Sheriffs of London, to take the body of Ralph de Honilane, vintner, if a layman, and safeguard it until he shall have paid to Richard de Dorsete, corder, the sum of £19 due under a recognizance made before the said Mayor and Sir Henry de Leycestre, clerk of the King, by form of statute of merchants, on Friday after the Feast of Nativity B. M. [8 Sept.], 33 Edward I. [A. D. 1305]. Return made that the said Ralph was a cleric, and as such had already been released from prison, and therefore they could not take him. Thereupon another precept to the same to cause an extent and valuation to be made of his property at the date of the recognizance, into whose hands soever it may have come, other than an heir under age possessed of it by hereditary succession, by the oath of twelve good and lawful men, &c. Return made that they had caused an inquiry to be made of such property by the oath of Walter de Herlestede, William de Honilane, taverner, John Poyntel, Eudo de Essex, Walter de Norwych, Robert de Turnay, Geoffrey de Cavendish, Philip le Chaucer, John de Braghingge, William Spot, Thomas de Arcubus, and Osbert de Arcubus, who found that the said Ralph had no goods or chattels, but had a certain cellar under the church of All Hallows de Honylane, of the yearly value of 66s. 8d. They further found that he had a messuage, two shops, and a cellar in the same parish, occupied by Adam de Arcubus, of the yearly value of 60s., from which 24s. are subtracted as due to the chief lords of the fee, and half a mark for repairs, and so are of the clear yearly value of 29s. 4d. Sum total £4 16s.; and the said tenements were delivered by the said Sheriffs to Richard de Dorsete by the extent aforesaid, &c.

Footnotes

1 Statute 11 Edward I. See 'Cal. Letter-Book A,' p. 79, note 2.
2 For a description of this seal (no longer in existence), see id. ibid.
3 Fontenay-le Comte (Vendée).


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