Folios ci - cx.
Acknowledged and enrolled on Saturday before the Feast of
St. Gregory [12 March] the aforesaid year. Paid for enrolment.
Afterwards, viz., on Saturday after the Feast of Ascension
[24 May], 6 Edward I.I [A. D. 1313], [the said Thomas] acknowledged before John le Mazelyner, the Chamberlain, that he had
received from the aforesaid Robert the said £40. Nevertheless
the said Robert acknowledged himself responsible for 49s. 6½d.,
arrears of a tallage made before Midsummer for a gift at the
Coronation in case of default by the said Thomas, &c.
Brokers of wine elected by the Vintners and sworn before the
Mayor and Aldermen on Thursday the morrow of the Annunciation B. M. [25 March], 3 Edward II. [A. D. 1310] :-William
de Portesmue, Peter Drinkwater, William Tubbyng, John de
Kinggestone, Arnald Barage, Ponce Wynnegod, John de Neuport, John de Wincestre, Peter de Pampeloygne, John de
John Child elected loco Wynnegod, deceased.
John de "Filers" admitted loco Neuport, deceased, on Monday
the morrow of Clausum Pasche, anno 3.
Henry de Basyngges presented to the office of broker of
wines, Friday before the Feast of St. Thomas, Ap. [21 Dec.],
anno 9 [Edward II.].
Hugh de Attelborgh and Geoffrey Scot sworn before Stephen
de Abyndone, Mayor.
Regulations for Brokers.
No broker shall by himself or another on his behalf traffic
with goods and merchandise which appertain to the trade of
which he is himself a broker. And forasmuch as certain
brokers of wines often buy wine to the use of certain foreigners
their friends in the absence of the same, and send those wines
to taverners living in divers towns outside London to be
deposited in their cellars, it is forbidden that any one in future
shall presume to do such thing under pain of imprisonment and
forfeiture of the wines so bought. Also that no broker be host
or harbourer of merchant strangers nor meddle with the
brokage of any business other than that of which he is sworn
a broker, &c. Also that no broker shall bring a stranger to
another stranger for the purpose of buying or selling anything,
under penalty of loss of office and forfeiture of the goods so
bought and sold. Also that no broker in future presume to go
to la Pole
(fn. 1) or elsewhere by land or by water to buy or attempt
[to buy] any wines or other goods before they come to land
and are exposed for sale, under penalty aforesaid. Also every
broker shall tender good advice, that honest men of the trade
in which he is a broker may sell their wares to trustworthy and
sufficient buyers who have the wherewithal to satisfy their
creditors: and if he shall put forward any insufficient purchaser
to trustworthy men of the City or other merchants to purchase
their wares, so that by reason of the fraud of such broker the
purchaser (emptor) lose his wares, the broker shall answer
therefor, if he have the wherewithal, and if he have not the
wherewithal shall be committed to prison until, &c., and he
shall no longer be a broker.
Arnald Picard admitted broker of wine before the Mayor and
Aldermen and sworn, &c. For enrolment 2s. 6d.
John de Rokesle admitted broker of woad before the Mayor
and good men of that trade on Thursday after the Decollation
of St. John Bapt [29 Aug.], 3 Edward II. [A. D. 1309].
Henry de Banneberi and Benedict de Burgo elected brokers
of peltry by good men of the trade, and presented before
J[ohn] de Gysors, the Mayor, and Aldermen, on Saturday
before the Feast of St. Thomas, Ap. [21 Dec.], 6 Edward II.
[A. D. 1312].
Andrew de Salop' elected loco the above Benedict, deceased,
and sworn before Nicholas de Farendone, the Mayor, and
Aldermen, on Monday after the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula
[1 Aug.], 8 Edward II. [A. D. 1314].
Folio ci b.
Breve Reg' E pro Jacobo Fisshe.
Another writ addressed to Nicholas de Farendone, late Mayor,
and to William de Basyng and James le Boteler, Sheriffs of
London, on behalf of James Fisshe. (fn. 2) Dated Westminster,
3 March, 3 Edward II. [A. D. 1309-10].
Return made to the effect that pursuant to another writ they
had attached Conrad Flore, Lodekyn de Holdyngstede, John
Pape, Godfrey de Tupstede, and Frederick le Platmakere by
their goods and chattels found in the bailiwick at the suit of the
above James Fisshe, who had charged the said Conrad and
the rest with being accomplices of Herman Steydinge. The
accused had denied on oath the charges brought against them,
and demanded a jury. A day had been given, when the said
James Fisshe failed to prosecute and the defendants were
allowed to go sine die, &c.
Catalla capta super Rog'm de Rokesle de liberata Steph'o de Offintone.
Wednesday before Easter [19 April], 3 Edward II. [A. D. 1310],
Stephen de Offintone, attorney of William Canoun, came before
the Mayor, &c., and acknowledged he had received from James
de St. Edmund, one of the Sheriffs of London, the following
chattels, viz., three brass pots of the value of 30s., a bolster
worth 20s., three tablecloths worth 20s., a shalloon (chalonem
(fn. 3) )
of Reyns worth 5s., a cauldron worth 5s, the sum total amounting to £4, taken upon Roger de Rokesle for 60s., which sum
the said William had proved (disracionavit) against the said
Roger in the court of the lord the King before John de Lincoln,
late one of the Sheriffs of London. The said chattels to be
restored to the Sheriff in case of error, for which restoration
Simon de Abyndone, draper, becomes surety.
Inspeximus Charter of Edward I. to the Weavers of London. (fn. 4)
Carta Regis Edwardi fil' Reg' Henr' facta Telar London' de Gylda sua.
Edwardus dei gracia, etc., Archiepiscopis, Episcopis, Abbatibus,
Prioribus, Comitibus, Baronibus, Justiciariis, Vicecomitibus, Prepositis, Ministris et omnibus ballivis et fidelibus suis salutem
Inspeximus cartam quam bone memorie dominus H[enricus] quondam
Rex Anglie progenitor noster fecit Thelariis London' in hec verba.
Henricus Rex Anglie &c. Episcopis, Justiciarus, Vicecomitibus,
Baronibus, Ministris et omnibus fidelibus suis London' salutem Sciatis
me concessisse Telarus London' Gyldam suam habendam in London'
cum omnibus libertatibus et consuetudinibus quas habuerunt tempore
Regis Henrici avi mei. Et ita quod nullus nisi per illos se intromittat infra civitatem de eorum ministerio et nisi sit in eorum Gylda
neque in Suthwerk neque in aliis locis London' pertinentibus aliter
quam solebat fieri tempore Regis Henrici avi mei. Quare volo et
firmiter precipio quod ubique legaliter tractentur et habeant omnia
supradicta Ita bene et in pace et libere et honorifice et integre sicut
unquam melius, liberius, et honorificencius et integrius habuerunt tempore Regis Henrici avi mei. Ita quod inde singulis annis reddant michi
duas marcas auri ad festum Sancti Michaelis. Et prohibeo ne quis
eis super hoc aliquam injuriam vel contumeliam faciat supra £x
forisfactura. Testibus T[homa] Canc[ellario] (fn. 5)
et War[ini] filio
Ger[oldi] Cam[erario] apud Wyntoniam. Nos autem concessionem
predictam Ratam habentes et gratam eam pro nobis et heredibus nostris
quantum in nobis est concedimus et confirmavimus prout carta predicta
racionabiliter testatur. Hiis testibus Venerabili patre A[ntonio]
Dunelmiensi episcopo, Thoma Comite Lancastrie, Humfrido de
Bhoun Comite Hereford' et Essex', Willelmo de Cantilupo, Roberto
de la Warde Senescallo hospicii nostri, Philippo de Vernay, Johanne de
Merke et aliis. Datum per manum nostram apud Lenton' (fn. 6) viij die
Aprilis Anno Regni nostri xxxj° [A. D. 1303].
Breve R' pro marinariis et aliis capiend'.
Writ of Privy Seal to the Mayor and Sheriffs enjoining them
to make search for all seamen and arbalesters who had lately
been chosen for the King's service to go by sea to Scotland
qui recesserunt a partibus Scocre
and had returned without the King's leave, and to keep them
in safe custody until further orders; and further to arrest the
ships that had returned to London. Dated at Feltone, (fn. 7) 12 Sept.,
4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310].
The above writ was delivered by Thomas Romeyn, late
Mayor, to Richer de Refham, the present Mayor, 30 March
the year aforesaid.
Folio cii b.
De cartis et scriptis lib'atis Agn' de Frowyk.
Be it remembered that on Tuesday next after the Feast of
Annunciation B. M. [25 March], 3 Edward II. [A. D. 1310],
fourteen deeds and writings of divers purchases (perquisitis)
made by Henry de Frowyk, late citizen of London, in the
county of Middlesex, were delivered to Agnes, wife of Reginald,
son and heir of the said Henry, by the Mayor and Aldermen,
as in this indenture more fully is contained, for redelivery of
the same, as is therein contained, &c., viz., by mainprise of Roger
de Frowik, John le Luter, and John de Cherletone, &c.
Commissio pro vicesima quinta concessa a° iij° asse denda et taxanda.
Letters patent from the King to the Commonalty of the City
notifying the appointment of Master Richard de Abyndone,
John de Crombewelle, and Master John de Everdone, and any
two of them, to be commissioners of assessment of the twentyfifth part of movables granted to him at Michaelmas last by
the barons, knights, freemen, and the whole commons of the
realm (fn. 8) in aid of the war in Scotland. Dated at Westminster,
1 April, 3 Edward II. [A. D. 1310].
Breve clausum pro predicto tallagio.
Close writ from the King to the Mayor and Sheriffs of
London to similar effect. Dated at Westminster, 1 April,
3 Edward II. [A. D. 1310].
Breve pro Will o de Pontefracto et.
Elenaux'e ejus pro habenda custodia Christiane fil' Will'i de Hundesdiche
Writ to the Mayor and Aldermen to the effect that William
de Pontefract and Elena his wife had complained that whereas
they had been appointed guardians of Christiana, daughter of
"William" (fn. 9) de Hundesdiche and of the said Elena, (fn. 10) and of a
messuage belonging to the said Christiana situate in the parish
of St. Botolph without Bisshopesgate, according to the custom
of the City-that custom being that the nearest parents (parentes)
of children under age, to whom the property of the said children
would not descend at their death, should be appointed their
guardians-the said Mayor and Aldermen had taken the said
child from their custody and had committed her to the custody
of others who were not her parents without reasonable cause.
The King commands the said Mayor and Aldermen to restore
the custody of the said Christiana to the said William and Elena,
taking sufficient security for their rendering due account according to the custom of the City, as already before commanded.
Dated at Westminster, 1 April, 3 Edward II. [A. D. 1310].
Breve pro eodem.
Another writ to the same purpose. Dated at Windesore,
8 April, 3 Edward II. [A. D. 1310].
Return to the above:-We shall be prepared on the day
named in the writ according to the commands therein.
Folio ciii b.
Custodia car tarum de terr' et tenem' Nich'i le Brun.
Be it remembered that on Thursday after the Feast of
St. Dunstan [19 May], 3 Edward II. [A. D. 1310], at the suit of
Isabella, daughter of Nicholas le Brun, goldsmith, deceased,
there came Robert de "Certeseye," moneyer, and Robert, son of
Robert le Treiere, executors of the said Nicholas, and Thomas
de Flete, uncle of the said Isabella, and delivered for safe
custody to Thomas Romayn, the Mayor, and Richard Poterel,
the Chamberlain, a deed whereby John Abel, son of Abel the
Goldsmith, granted to the said Nicholas land and houses in the
parish of St. John Zakary which the said Nicholas devised to
the said Isabella in tail, as in his will enrolled in the Husting of
London, anno 34 [Edward I.], (fn. 11) more fully appears.
And be it remembered that certain deeds enclosed in a
leather case touching lands and tenements formerly held by the
said Nicholas at Cesterhunte and Enefeld remain in the custody
of Robert de "Cherteseye," "meneter," under seal of the Mayor,
of John de Brynkele, and Thomas le Chapeler de Flete, to keep
to the use of Giles, son and heir of the said Nicholas, during his
minority, which deeds had formerly been entrusted to the said
Thomas de Flete by the executors of the said Nicholas and of
Isabella his wife, &c.
Breve Regis de licencia dn'i Reg' data Com' et Baron' com'orand' in London' pro ordinacionibus suis faciendis.
Edward by the grace of God, &c., to the Mayor, Sheriffs,
and Aldermen of London greeting. Whereas we have given
permission to some prelates, earls, and barons to set in order
the state of our realm, and have granted, at their request, that
they may reside in our City of London to make there their
ordinances, We command and charge you, straitly enjoining
that you cause the said City to be well, safely, and surely
guarded to our use, and in such manner that no evil or hurt be
done to the said Ordainers nor any others residing in the said
City. Dated at Wyndesore, 29 May, 3 Edward II. [A. D. 1310]. (fn. 12)
And be it known that this writ was delivered to the Mayor
and Aldermen by the hands of the earls and barons on Sunday
after the Feast of the Ascension [28 May] the year aforesaid,
and was read before the said T[homas] Romain, the Mayor,
John de Wengrave, William de Leire, Richard de Gloucestre,
Henry de Gloucestre, Simon de Paris, William Servat, Richer
de Refham, William de Coumbemartyn, William Trente, John
de Wyndesore, Nigel Drury, William Cosyn, Nicholas Picot,
and Thomas Sely, Aldermen, and Roger le Palmere, Sheriff.
Breve pro Vascon'.
Friday after the Feast of the Ascension [28 May], 3 Edward II. [A. D. 1310], Peter Biger, Gassalin Pagan, and other
merchants of Gascony brought a certain writ of the King in
these words, &c. :-
Edward, &c., to the Mayor and Sheriffs of London greeting
Whereas the lord Edward of famous memory, late King of
England, our father, by his charter granted for himself and his
heirs to all merchant vintners of the Duchy aforesaid coming
into our realm with wines and other merchandise, that they
should enjoy divers liberties, immunities, and acquittances in
our realm, which they have ever since used and enjoyed, as they
declare, We command you, as we have commanded you
before, that after examination of the said charter you permit
the said merchants to use and enjoy the said liberties, &c., in
the aforesaid City as they have been accustomed reasonably to
enjoy the same since the making of the charter, not molesting
nor grieving them in any way contrary to the said charter,
otherwise to signify the cause why you have not obeyed
our command. Dated at Wodestok, 9 May, 3 Edward II.
[A. D. 1310].
Return to the above writ :-Before the lord the King Edward,
father of the lord the King that now is, made his charter to
merchant strangers of divers liberties and acquittances in the
said charter contained, the merchants of Gascony were not quit
of murage or pontage, but afterwards by the said charter they
became for a time quit thereof, until the lord the King that now
is ordained in his Parliament at "Staunford" that the custom for
which these liberties had been granted should cease at his will. (fn. 13)
And therefore we now exact murage and pontage as before
the making of the said charter they used to be exacted and
paid. (fn. 14)
Scriptum Avicie ux' quondam Will'i Jordan.
Deed whereby John "Jordan" acknowledges himself bound to
Avicia, late wife of the said [sic] William "Jordon,' in the sum
of £600; to be paid at her house in the parish of St. Michael de
la Crokedelane within the quinzaine of the Feast of the Nativity
of St. John Bapt. [24 June], 3 Edward II. [A. D. 1310]. Dated
Wednesday the eve of the Ascension [28 May], 3 Edward II.
[A. D. 1310]. For enrolment 2s. 6d.
Folio civ b.
Scriptum Emerici de Friscobaldis.
Acquittance by Edmund de Gernemute (Yarmouth), master
of the ship called "la Margareta" of Yarmouth, to Emeric de
Friscobald', (fn. 15) Constable of Bordeaux, for £70 11s. 8d., viz.,
£69 12s. 6d. for the freight of 112 tuns and 6 pipes of wine
carried in the said ship to the City of London for the King's
use (being 13s. per tun, reckoning 21 tuns for 25 pipes de avantagio), and 19s. 2d. for safe conduct of the said tuns. (fn. 16) This
acquittance he had caused to be sealed with the seal of the
Mayor of the City of London, his own not being well known.
Dated at London, 11 April, 3 Edward II. [A. D. 1310]. Witnesses,
Elyas Pieres, under-butler to the King, "Duchio de Sak'" de
Florence, William de la Rye, and others [not named].
Dimissio parve balancie Lond' de serico facta Ric'o de Redyng'.
Writ of Privy Seal addressed to the Mayor and Aldermen of
London that they accede to the Queen's request and grant the
small balance for silk (la petite balance de soye) in the City to
Richard de Redynge. Dated at Windesore, 14 April, 3 Edward II. [A. D. 1310].
Letter of Queen Isabella to the same on the subject. Dated
at Westminster, 20 March.
Thereupon the small beam for silk (parva statera de serico)
was granted by the Commonalty of the City, in the presence of
T[homas] Romain, the Mayor, John de Wengrave, John de
Windesore, Henry de Durham, William Trente, William Servat,
John "Gysorce," Geoffrey de Conduit, William Coumbemartyn,
and Thomas Seely, Aldermen, to Richard de Redynge for one
Afterwards, in the quinzaine of St. Michael [29 Sept.], (fn. 17) the
beam (statera) was taken into the City's hand, and remained in
the Chamber until Friday after the Feast of St. Edmund, Abp.
[16 Nov.], when it was delivered to the aforesaid Richard in
the presence of John de "Gysorce," Mayor, Richer de Refham,
John de Wengrave, John de Wyndesore, William de Coumbemartyn, John de Lincoln, and Richard de Willehale.
Afterwards, viz., on Wednesday before Easter [15 April],
6 Edward II. [A. D. 1313], the said Richard came before J[ohn]
de "Gisorcio," the Mayor, John de Wengrave, Nicholas de Farendone, John de Wyndesore, Roger de Frowik, Henry de Gloucestre, John de "Nicole" (Lincoln), William Trente, Henry de
Durem, Richard de Gloucestre, Roger de Paris, and William
de Coumbemartyn, Aldermen, in the presence of good men of
the City, viz., Roger Hosebonde, John de Paris, John de Sellynge,
Matthew de Essex, William de Hacforde, John de Cherletone,
Hugh de Gartone, Andrew de Staunford, John de Caustone,
William de Bray, Henry Gubbe, Ralph de Storteford, John de
Wymondeham, Thomas Prentiz, Simon de Abyndone, Simon
de Swanlonde, Adam Ludekyn, the Sheriff, William de Flete,
Richer de Refham, taverner, Roger Palmere, Roger Poyntel,
William de Derham, William de Lutone, Robert de Keleseye,
Simon de Matham, Elias le Callere, Geoffrey de Brandone,
Laurence le Botoner, and other good men [not named]-and
said that, owing to purchasers of silk and cendals of weight
(cyndones de pondere) having ceased to care to have their goods
weighed at the balance, he was unable to pay the ferm, &c. (fn. 18)
Breve d'ni Regis directum Joh'i Crombe welle Consta bular' Turris Maiori vicebus et Alderm' London' per Ingelar dum custodem Garderobe Regis pro mercatoribus de Wascon' quod
Writ of Privy Seal addressed to John de Crombewelle, Constable of the Tower, the Mayor, Sheriffs, and Aldermen of the
City, touching outrages committed on Gascons coming to the
City, and charging them to act therein as Ingelard de Warle, the
Keeper of the King's Wardrobe, shall command on his behalf.
Dated at "Cantorbery," 24 June, 3 Edward II. [A. D. 1310].
On the Saturday after the Nativity of St. John [24 June], the
same year, the said Sir Ingelard came to the City with the
above writ, and declared the King's commands that no one
should injure the Gascons coming to the City by word or deed
quid' breve remanet penes predutum Constabularium.
under pain of imprisonment, and at the same time named some
old offenders for arrest to await the King's further orders, viz.,
Thomas de Brackele, Roger de Shireburne, "skyrmisour,"
John de Clintone, John Fayti (?), Nicholas the valet of John de
Suffolk, Thomas de Beauflour and James his valet, Thomas
Pounz "le caretter," Peter Drinkwatre, Walter le Benere,
Robert le Chaucer, Benedict de Suffolk, Thomas de Suffolk,
Simon Beauflour, Henry le Gaugeour, and Higecok Trente.
Proclamacio facta super breve pre dictum.
Thereupon proclamation was made throughout the City
enjoining peace to be kept between the inhabitants of the City
and the Gascons. (fn. 19)
Proclamacio facta quod mercatum de cetero non teneatur in vico de Chepe post Nonam.
Also it was ordained and commanded on behalf of the King
that no man nor woman should be so daring or so bold as
henceforth to hold a common market of any manner of merchandise in the highway of Chepe after the hour of noon (noun), (fn. 20)
as formerly they have done, nor in any other place in the
City save only upon Cornhull, (fn. 21) and that from matins until
the hour of noon and not later, on pain of forfeiture of the
goods carried there to sell by way of holding a common market
there. (fn. 22)
Folio cv b.
Breve escaetoris Regis vic' London' directum.
Writ addressed to the Sheriffs of London by Walter de Gloucestre, the King's escheator this side the Trent, for an inquest to
be held at the church of St. Bride without "Lutgate" on Saturday after the Feast of the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr
[7 July], by eighteen good men of the venue (de visneto) of
Scholane, in the Ward without Lutgate, touching a tenement
in Scholane which the Abbot of Rievaulx (de valle Regali
(fn. 23) ) is said
to have appropriated without the King's licence. Dated at
Westminster, 8 July, 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310].
Conservacio indempnitatis pro vice bus.
And because the above writ was executed contrary to the
custom of the City, it was therefore adjudged by T[homas]
Romayn, the Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, John de Wengrave,
John de Wyndesore, William Coumart[in], Simon de Paris,
Simon Bolet, Nicholas Pikot, William Trent, and John de Gisors,
Aldermen, [and] James Fitz Fulk, Sheriff, that return should be
made "it came so late, &c." And they agree to keep the
Sheriff harmless, &c.
And be it known that the above writ was delivered to the
Sheriff on the Thursday preceding. (fn. 24)
Littera missa d'no Regi pro Will'o de Fynchingfeld.
Letter from the Mayor and Commonalty to King Edward II.,
complaining that the echevins and good men of the town of
Gynes (fn. 25) had ignored the King's command to see justice done to
William de Fynchingfeld, to whom a sum of money was owing
by John Payner, Eustace Kyde, and Eustace Everwyn, merchants of Gynes, and praying a remedy. Dated 20 June, 3 Edward II. [A. D. 1310].
The above letter was sealed with the common seal on
Wednesday the Feast of the Translation of St. Swythin
[15 July], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310].
Breve pro Will'o de Pontefracto et Elena ux'e eius pro custod' Christiane fil' Will'i de Hundesdiche h'enda.
Writ to the Sheriffs of London to distrain the Mayor and
Aldermen, and to have their bodies in the King's Court in the
octave of St. Michael, to receive judgment touching the custody
of Christiana, daughter of William de Hundesdiche (fn. 26) and of
Elena [his wife], now wife of William de Pontefract. Witness,
R[oger] le Brabazoun, (fn. 27) at Westminster, 11 July, 4 Edward II.
[A. D. 1310].
Breve Reg' pro Canonicis Sancti Pauli de protectione.
Writ of protection in favour of the Canons, Vicars, and other
ministers of the church of St. Paul, London. Dated at Westminster, 18 July, 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310]. (fn. 28)
Manucapcia Ed'i fil' Joh' is de Stratford.
Wednesday the morrow of St. Laurence [10 Aug.], 4 Ed
ward II. [A. D. 1310], William de Finchingfeld and Gilbert le
Hurer came before Thomas Romayn, the Mayor, Nicholas de
Farndone, William de Leire, William Servat, William Trente,
John de Lincoln, and Thomas Sely, Aldermen, and Roger le
Palmere, Sheriff of London, and mainprised Edmund, son of
John de Stratteford, attached at the suit of Pasca, late wife
of Master Thomas Guillim of St. Jean d'Angély' (de villa
Sancti Johannis Angelica), for a debt of [£]156 10s., to have him
before the Mayor, &c.
Tuesday before the Feast of St. Edmund the King and
Martyr [20 Nov.], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310], Roger Hosebonde
and John Dode, ironmongers, elected Wardens of the murage
issuing from the whole City, and sworn before Richer de Refham, the Mayor, and other Aldermen [not named] and the
whole Commonalty. So that all money issuing therefrom they
shall well and diligently cause to be collected, and shall faithfully expend on the repair of the walls of the City, &c.
Folio cvi b.
Scriptum Hamonis Gode chepe factum per Johannem de Middelton'.
Lease granted by John de Middletone to "Hamond" Godchep mercer, of a tenement formerly held by Henry de
Canterbirs, baker, in Bassinggeslane, in the parish of St. Mildred de Bredestrete, for a term of six years from Midsummer,
anno 3 Edward II. [A. D. 1310], at an annual rent of 70s. 4d.
Witnesses, Thomas Romain, the Mayor, James de St. Edmund
and Roger le Paumer, Sheriffs of London, Henry de Durham,
Alderman of the Ward, (fn. 29) Richard de Welleford, Henry de Gildeford, Raulyn le Taillour, Geoffrey le Brochere, John Amys, clerk,
and others [not named]. For enrolment 2s. 6d.
The above deed acknowledged before Richard Potrel, the
Chamberlain, on Wednesday after the Feast of St. Peter ad
Vincula [1 Aug.], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310].
Lease by Walter Myles and Agnes his wife to Robert de
Ware and Johanna his wife of a house near "le Brokenwarfe,"
in the parish of St. Mary de Somersete, and of a shop near the
tenement formerly belonging to Stephen Bernard, and situate
in the same parish near the highway leading from Lambardeshull up to "le Fisshewarfe" on the west. To hold the same
for their lives and the life of the survivor, rendering annually
for the next twelve years from Michaelmas, anno 4 Edward II.
[A. D. 1310], a clove of gillyflower, and afterwards the sum of
20s Witnesses, Thomas Romain, the Mayor, James de St. Edmund and Roger le Paumer, the Sheriffs, Richard de Holmes,
Richard de Berkynge, Robert Gauge, Robert le Coupere,
Thomas the Tailor, Robert le Brewere, Robert de Gunthorp,
Robert de Barsham, clerk, and others [not named]. Dated
at London, 5 Aug., 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310]. For enrolment
Breve pro mercatoribus de Vascon'.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs of London notifying that the
King had taken vintners and other merchants of the Duchy
aforesaid [sic], coming into the realm to trade therein, under
his protection. Dated at Westminster, 6 July, 3 Edward II.
[A. D. 1310]. (fn. 30)
Breve pro Vascon'.
Writ to the Mayor and Bailiffs of the City that they permit
Gascon vintners and merchants coming to the City to enjoy
the franchises granted them by King Edward I. (fn. 31) and confirmed
by Edward II. Dated at Northampton, 2 Aug., 4 Edward II.
[A. D. 1310]. (fn. 32)
Folio cvii b.
Breve R' protest'o Albrici de Finching feld probando.
Writ to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Sheriffs that they forthwith admit to probate in the Husting, according to the custom
of the City, the will of Albric de Finchyngfeld, which they had
hitherto refused to do. (fn. 33) Dated at St. Albans, 26 July, 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310].
Deed whereby William de Dene, Knt., acknowledged himself
bound to Matilda de Rothinge in the sum of 12 marks. Dated
at London, Tuesday before the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.],
4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310].
The above acknowledged and enrolled on Wednesday after
the Feast of St. Matthew, Ap. [21 Sept.], the year aforesaid.
Concessio facta Joh'i de Wen grave de c's perciprend' annuatim.
Saturday before the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310], Thomas Romayn, the Mayor, Nicholas de
Farndone, Richer de Refham, John de Wyndesore, Nicholas
Pikot, William Cosyn, William "Servad," Thomas Seely, Simon
Bolet, John de Lincoln, Nigel Drury, Simon de Paris, William
Trente, and William de Leire, Aldermen, ordained and granted
that John de Wengrave should have and receive by the hands
of the Chamberlain of the Chamber of the Guildhall yearly, at
the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord, 100s. beyond his fee
which he receives for the office of Recorder, (fn. 34) &c., so long as he
should be Recorder (donec recordator fuerit), and this at the
pleasure of the Mayor and Aldermen for the time being, &c.
Commissio cus toaum pro Nundinis de Sancto Bo tuipho de anno R' E' fil' R' E. iiij to.
Be it remembered that on Friday after the Feast of St. Laurence [10 Aug.], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310], William de Combemartyn, Alderman, Simon de Abyndone, Simon Corp, William
de Wyndesore, and William de Bidik, citizens of London, were
appointed Wardens of St. Botolph's Fair, and had with them a
commission under the common seal, (fn. 35) dated Tuesday after the
Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], 4 Edward II.
They had also the King's writ to the bailiffs of John de
Brittany, Earl of Richemond.
Proclamacio facta contra cissores et pelliparios.
Ordinance made with the assent of the King's Treasurer and
on the King's behalf that no tailor nor fripperer (pheliper
(fn. 36) ) scour
furs except at night in the highways of the City, or in some
by-way by day, under pain of imprisonment, lest the nobility
and others be inconvenienced whilst passing.
Proclamacio facta provad' capt' super ho mines civil' pro arreragiis di versor' tallag' acquietand'.
Saturday before the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310], proclamation made throughout the City
that all who had been distrained for arrears of divers tallages,
&c., come to the Guildhall within the next fortnight and redeem
their pledges; and precept by the Mayor and Aldermen for the
sale of all unredeemed pledges after that time, &c.
Folio cviii b.
Breve pro David de Cotes brole et Roes' ux'e eius ad habendum cus todiam liber orum Rob'i "le Convers".
Writ to the Mayor and Aldermen enjoining them to commit
the custody of the children of Robert "le Orfevre" and of their
property to David de Cotesbroke and Roesia his wife, formerly
wife of the said Robert and mother of the said children, (fn. 37) taking
security from the said David and Roesia according to the custom
of the City. Dated at Northampton, 3 Aug., 4 Edward II.
[A. D. 1310].
Writ to the same to similar effect, in which the names of the
children of the above Robert and Roesia are given as Nicholas,
Henry, and Katherine [imperfectly recorded].
Ordinacio Maioris et Alderm' de tenementis dimissis pervir os et eorum ux'es de jure ux'is quod ux'es teneant term' dimis sum licet ear' maritus obierit an' term' finitum.
Roger de Evre complains before the Mayor, Aldermen, and
Chamberlain that whereas Roger Sayer and Agnes his wife
had demised to him for a term of years a certain house in the
parish of St. John Zakary, formerly belonging to the Abbot and
Convent of Wardon, (fn. 38) the said Agnes, after the decease of her
husband on the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310], had re-entered forcibly. Thereupon precept was issued to the Sheriffs to summon the said Agnes to
show cause, &c. The said Agnes made default; and inasmuch
as it seemed to the Mayor and Aldermen that acknowledgments
here made on paper by husbands and their wives, as above,
would be of no effect unless the grantees of tenements for a
term of years were permitted to enjoy the term, it was adjudged
by T[homas] Romain, the Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, J[ohn]
de Wengrave, J[ohn] de Lincoln, W[illiam] Servat, Simon de
Paris, Nicholas Picot, J[ohn] de Wyndesore, William de Leire,
William Trent, Thomas Sely, and Simon Bolet, Aldermen, that
she should be removed, and that the said Roger de Evre should
be reinstated, saving the right of any, &c.
Dimissio muragn de Billinggesgate Joh'i de la Barre a° iiij to.
The murage of the City of London arising out of Candelwikstrete, from the house of Fulk de St. Edmund as far as the postern towards the Tower, and of the said postern and from the
Hall of the Danes as far as "la Yenlade," together with the
pontage issuing from London Bridge as well over the bridge as
under the same, was granted and delivered by Thomas Romayn,
the Mayor, John de Wengrave, Nicholas de Farndone, John
de Wyndesore, Richer de Refham, John de Lincoln, Richard
de Gloucestre, and Nicholas Picot, Aldermen, and Richard
Potrel, the Chamberlain, to John de la Barre from Wednesday
the morrow of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310],
until the end of one year next ensuing, for £30 sterling, (fn. 39) viz.,
every month 50s.; the same to be paid to the said Mayor, Aldermen, and Chamberlain by mainprise of Thomas Cros and William
Symond, who undertook to pay the said money on his behalf, &c.
Deliberatro carte Waltero de Stebenheth.
Friday after the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.], 4 Edward II.
[A. D. 1310], came Walter de "Stebenhet" before R[icher] de
Refham, the Mayor, and John de Wengrave, and asked that
a deed whereby Adam de Wyrle and Margery his wife had
enfeoffed him of a certain tenement might be delivered up to
him. Thereupon precept issued for delivery on his finding
sureties of indemnity for purchase-money, &c. Sureties found,
viz., Hugh de Stebenheth, Richard the Cook, Adam in the Lane,
William de Rothinge, and John de Betoygne, &c.
Folio cix b.
Breve Reg' pro Joh'e Sturmy et Juliana ux'e eius.
Writ alias to the Mayor and Aldermen of the City to deliver
to John Sturmy de Dromondeby and Juliana his wife, daughter
of John de Middlesburgh, mercer, the patrimony bequeathed
by the said John de Middlesburgh to John and Alice his other
children, deceased Dated at Westminster, 19 July, 4 Edward II.
[A. D. 1310].
Secta Joh'is Sturmy et Julian' iix'is eius pro deliberac'.
Thereupon came Roger de Springwell, uncle of the said
Alice, and Thomas de Springewell her executor and claimed the
portion of the said Alice, on the ground that she had been
compos mentis and of full age and had made a will. And forasmuch as the above John Sturmy and Juliana supposed that the
said Alice had died under age, precept was issued to the serjeant to inquire as to her age at the time of her death by twelve
good and true men. Afterwards, viz., on Wednesday after the
Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], it was found, on the oath
of Seman de Waldene and others [not named], that the said
Alice was thirteen years of age at the Feast of Pentecost, anno
3 Edward II. And because it appeared to the Mayor and
Aldermen that by the custom of the City the said Alice was not
of full age and able to make a will, it was adjudged that
Richard Potrel, the Chamberlain, should pay the money claimed
to the said John Sturmy and Juliana, they giving an acquittance
in form as set out, and dated Tuesday after the Feast of the
Decollation of St. John Bapt. [29 Aug.], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310].
Breve domini R' pro Will'o Trente.
Writ to the Mayor and Aldermen to pay the balance due to
William Trente, late Butler to the King's father, of a sum of
1,000 marks assigned to him by the late King out of the sum
of £2,000 granted to the King by the citizens in satisfaction of
a twentieth part of their goods; for the payment of which sum
of 1,000 marks aforesaid a tally had been taken out of the
Exchequer and delivered to the said Mayor and Aldermen by
way of acquittance. They are to appear in person before the
Treasurer and Barons of the Exchequer at Westminster on
Monday next to show cause why the said 1,000 marks had
not been paid, &c. Witness, W[illiam] de Carletone, (fn. 40) at Westminster, 14 Oct., 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310]. Per Barones.
Breve escaetoris ad faciend' venire Inquisicionem apud ecclesiam Sancte Brigide.
Writ of Walter de Gloucestre, the King's escheator this side
the Trent, to the Sheriffs of London to cause eighteen good and
true men of the Ward of Fletestrete to assemble in the church
of St. Bride without Ludegate, on Thursday after the Feast of
St. Edward the Confessor, to inquire on oath as to a certain
tenement in Scholane, once the property of Matilda de Caumpeville, which the Abbot of Rievaulx (de valle regali) is reported to
have appropriated. (fn. 41) Dated at Westminster, 10 Oct., 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310].
Saturday the eve of All Saints [1 Nov.], 4 Edward II.
[A. D. 1310], came William Hardy before Richer de Refham,
the Mayor, and the rest of the Aldermen and swore that he
would well and faithfully cause the conduit in Chepe to be
guarded so that brewers and fishmongers shall not use the water
thereof; nor would he sell water to any one by night or day on
pain of losing his freedom, &c. (fn. 42)
24 Nov., 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310], Luke de Haverynge elected
Chamberlain by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty, and
Folio cx b.
Common Memoranda, temp. Richer de Refham, Mayor, anno 4 Edward II.
Wednesday the Feast of St. Katherine [25 Nov.], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310], came good men, weavers of Candelwykstrate, before Richer de Refham, the Mayor, John de Wengrave, Alderman, and Luke de Haverynge, the Chamberlain,
and presented Bartholomew "le" Cheyham and John de Grascherche, their bailiffs for the coming year, and they were sworn,
&c. They also presented Simon de Eltham, serjeant, &c.
Recognicio Maioris facta Will'o de Coumbe martyn.
Monday the morrow of St. Nicholas [6 Dec.] came William
de Combemartyn before R[icher] de Refham, the Mayor,
Nicholas de Farndone, John de Wengrave, William de Leire,
Richard de Gloucestre, William Trente, William Servad,
Nicholas Pikot, John de Lyncoln, and Thomas Sely, Aldermen,
and delivered up a certain writing obligatory under the seal of
the Commonalty containing £10, in which John le Blound, the
late Mayor, and Commonalty of the City were bound to him, &c.,
of which sum he had received 76s. 8d., as he personally acknowledged. And the present Mayor and Commonalty acknowledge
themselves bound to him in the remaining sum of £6 and 40d.,
and they agree that he shall be paid out of the next tallage to
be levied in the Ward of Tower, &c.
Afterwards satisfaction was made, and the recognizance is
Scriptum Sabine que fuit ux' Will'i de Hendone.
The Feast of St. Katherine [25 Nov.], 4 Edward II.
[A. D. 1310], there was acknowledged a lease by Henry Bokeler
de Essex and Juliana his wife to Sabine, late wife of William de
Hendone, of an annual quitrent of 1 mark issuing from houses
at the corner of "Elde Deneslane" within Newgate, opposite
the Friars Minors, and situate near the tenement of William
de Harwe, goldsmith, for a term of six years. For enrolment