Folios cxxi - cxxx

Sponsor

Centre for Metropolitan History

Publication

Author

Reginald R. Sharpe (editor)

Year published

1902

Pages

249-263

Citation Show another format:

'Folios cxxi - cxxx', Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: D: 1309-1314 (1902), pp. 249-263. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33085 Date accessed: 29 August 2014.


Highlight

(Min 3 characters)

Folio cxxi b.

Indenture between the Mayor and Aldermen on the one part and William de Coumbemartyn, Alderman of Tower Ward, Thomas de Writle, called "Prentice," William de Finchingfeld, and others, collectors of certain tallages, on the other part, to the effect that whereas the said Mayor and Aldermen were indebted to the said William de Coumbemartyn and others, collectors for Tower Ward, for divers sums of money paid to John Piet, merchant of Ipre, (fn. 1) and to Walter de Cauntebrigge for cloth purchased for the King's coronation, &c., and on the other hand were creditors for arrears of divers tallages, the parties now granted each other acquittances on terms as set forth. Dated Saturday before the Feast of the Purification [2 Feb.], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310-11].

Folio cxxii.

Breve Reg' pro Cristino le Alebrewere.

Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs of London to release Cristin le Alebrewere, whom they had arrested, together with his goods, on suspicion of his being a Fleming, by virtue of the King's command, as he had been shown to be a burgess of the town of Lynn. Dated Berwick upon Tweed, 3 Feb., 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310-11].

Returnum.

Return made to the above to the effect that although the Mayor and Commonalty of Lynn had certified that the said Cristin was a fellow-burgess of theirs and residing in that town, nevertheless, by inquest ex officio made by the Mayor, &c., of London on the King's behalf, it had been found that the said Cristin is a burgess of Ipre, and therefore they would not release him until further orders.

Scriptum Will'i Cros et Alic' ux'is eius.

Deed of covenant between William Cros and Alice his wife on the one part, and Petronilla de Hereford on the other, whereby the said Petronilla agrees to deliver to the said William and Alice the sum of 40 marks to keep in trust for the said Petronilla for one year from the Feast of St. Nicholas [6 Dec.] next; the said William and Alice to trade with 20 marks of the said money, and to give half of the profits to the said Petronilla. The said William and Alice further covenant to provide the said Petronilla with a suitable chamber and maintenance in London throughout the year, for which they have received a sum of 50s. over and above the 40 marks aforesaid. Witnesses, Richer de Refham, the Mayor, Simon Corp and P[eter] de Blakeneye, the Sheriffs, Thomas Romayn, William de Leire, Nicholas de Farndone, John de Gysors, Thomas Seely, &c.

Read and acknowledged by the said William Cros before the Mayor, John de Wengrave, and Luke de Haverynge, the Chamberlain, 8 Feb., 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310-11].

Afterwards, viz., on Thursday before the Feast of St. Thomas, Ap. [21 Dec.], 5 Edward II. [A. D. 1311], came the above Petronilla before John de Mazeliner, the Chamberlain, and acknowledged satisfaction for £20 out of the above 40 marks, and she appoints Richard de Manitre her attorney to receive the residue, &c.

Folio cxxii b.

Common Memoranda, temp. Richer de Refham, Mayor, anno 4 Edward II.

20 Feb., 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310-11], burellers sworn before Richer de Refham, the Mayor, John de Wengrave, William de Leire, Henry de Dureme, and other Aldermen [not named], to examine cloths manufactured contrary to the ordinance made between the Burellers and the Weavers of London, (fn. 2) viz., Thomas de Wynchester, Thomas de Waledene, William de Mortone, Ralph Fouke, Stephen le Joeven, and John de Canefeld, Robert de Wendlesworthe, Vincent de Suttone, John de Graschirche, and Bartholomew de Cheyham.

Nominanarrator admissor' pro communitate a° iiij to.

Be it remembered that on the Saturday after the Feast of St. Matthias, Ap. [24 Feb.], 4 Edward II. [A.D. 1310-11], Geoffrey de Hertrepole, Edmund Passelewe, and Robert de Malmethorp, pleaders (narratores), were admitted to serve the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty of the City in matters affecting the said Commonalty before the justices of the lord the King, so that each of them have and receive yearly of the Chamber of the Commonalty 4 marks by the year for his service, &c.

Proclamacio facta pro vad' capt' pro arr' tallag' ven dend'.

Sunday before the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310-11], public proclamation made throughout the City that all persons having pledges in the Chamber of the Guildhall or in the hands of the collectors of the several wards, which were seized for arrears of any tallage, should redeem them within fifteen days; otherwise it was ordained by Richer de Refham, the Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, Geoffrey de Conduit, Henry de Durham, Simon de Paris, Nicholas Picot, John de Wengrave, William de Leire, John Gysorz, William Servat, John de Lincoln, and Thomas Seeli, Aldermen, and order was expressly given to Luke de Haverynge, the Chamberlain, that all pledges remaining unredeemed after fifteen days should be sold without further delay to pay the City's debts.

Roger de Wynchester, renter of the house of St. Antony, London, sworn before Richer de Refham, the Mayor, not to avow pigs found wandering in the City in the name of St. Antony, nor to put bells on any pigs except those given in charity to the said house, &c. (fn. 3)

Concessio communitatis.

Be it remembered that on Thursday before the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 4 Edward II. [A.D. 1310-11], there were assembled at the Guildhall R[icher] de Refham, the Mayor, John de Wengrave, William de Leire, John de Gysors, William Trente, Nicolas Picot, Richard de Gloucestre, Richard de Wyrhale, Geoffrey de Conduit, Simon Bolet, Simon de Paris, John de Lincoln, William Cosyn, Henry de Gloucestre, and William Servat, Aldermen, together with other good men of the Commonalty, as appears by panels, to consult about the affairs of the City and the making of a present to the lord the King, who was then in the parts of Scotland. On which day it was agreed that 1,000 marks should be levied on the whole Commonalty of the City for the said present, and further that divers tenants of lands and tenements which formerly belonged to certain Sheriffs, and for whom the whole Commonalty stood bound to the King for divers debts, should be distrained for payment of the said debts. Thereupon came John le Mazelyner, a tenant of a portion of lands and tenements belonging to Luke de Batencourt, (fn. 4) and made fine for £40, to be paid to the Commonalty for the part of the debts of the said Luke attaching to the said John. And Richard, son of John Horn, (fn. 5) made fine for 40 marks, to be paid for debts owed by his said father.

Folio cxxiii.

Annua pensio concessa Will'o de Londene stone.

Monday before the Feast of Annunciation B. M. [25 March], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310-11], Richer de Refham, the Mayor, Thomas Romayn, Nicholas de Farndone, John de Wengrave, William Trente, William de Leire, Nigel Drury, John de Lincoln, Richard de Willehale, Thomas Seely, Geoffrey de Conduit, William Servat, Nicholas Pikot, Walter de Rokesle, Henry de Gloucestre, Simon de Paris, William Cosyn, Henry de Durham, Richard de Gloucestre, and John de "Gysorce," Aldermen, granted to William de Londenstone an annuity of 100s. for his services to the City.

De Forstall' Lampredar'.

Monday after the above Feast, Hugh Matfrey, fishmonger, attached to answer a charge of forestalling six pots of lampreys of Nauntes purchased of Thomas Lespicer de Portesmuth, contrary to the custom and ordinances of the City. (fn. 6)

Folio cxxiii b.

Recognicio facta Cecilie de "Bacwelle."

3 April, 4 Edward II. [A.D. 1311], came Henry Costantyn, draper, before Richer de Refham, the Mayor, and Thomas Romayn, John de Wengrave, William de Leire, Richard de Gloucestre, William Servat, Nicholas Picot, William Trente, Henry de Durham, and Simon de Paris, Aldermen, and acknow- ledged he had received from Dame Cecilia de "Bancwelle," anno 15 Edward I., the sum of £466 18s. 11d., wherewith to traffic, and account to her for the profit, &c.

Dimissio facta Goscelino ser vienti de quad' domo annexa porte de Ale gate.

Be it remembered that on Saturday, 3 April, 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1311], Richer de Refham, the Mayor, with the assent of Thomas Romayn, John de Wengrave, William de Leire, Richard de Gloucestre, William Servad, Nicholas Pikot, William Trente, Henry de Durham, Simon de Paris, and Henry de Gloucestre, Aldermen, demised to "Gocelin" de London, late serjeant of the City, the house and shop adjoining the gate of Alegate, and appertaining to the Mayor for the time being on account of the pesage of corn weighed there according to the custom of the City. To hold the same for life from Easter next at an annual rent of 13s. 4d., payable to the Mayor for the time being, saving the place under the solar of the said house which belongs to the weighing of corn, and is to remain to the Mayor for the time being for that purpose as accustomed.

Folio cxxiv.

Afterwards, in the month of June, A. D. 1332, anno 6 Edward III., the above "Goscelin" came to John de Pulteneye, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, and complained that at the time of the commotion in the City, viz., anno 1 Edward III., he was expelled from the above house and shops, and hitherto had been unable to obtain entry, and he asked a remedy, &c. Thereupon the above memorandum was looked for by precept of the Mayor, and being found in the Red Book as here recorded, it was agreed by the Mayor and Aldermen that the said "Gocelin" should recover the said house and shops, to be held on the same terms as the first grant, and on those terms the keys were delivered to him by Henry de Seccheford, the Chamberlain of the Guildhall, &c.

Folio cxxiii b.

Libertas Will'i de Burgo et eius admissio in attornatum.

Be it remembered that William de Burgo, clerk, came before Richer de Refham, the Mayor, John de Wengrave, William de Leire, Henry de Durham, and Simon de Paris, Aldermen, 22 April, 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1311], and was admitted to the freedom of the City and sworn, &c., and it was granted that in future he should not be tallaged in common tallages and contributions ordered to be assessed by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty among the citizens for expediting and upholding the affairs of the City. And thereupon the said William became attorney of the Mayor and Commonalty for prosecuting and defending their liberties when challenged before the lord the King, and thereon he took corporal oath And he will receive yearly out of the issues of the Chamber by the hands of the Chamberlain for the time being, and so long as he remain in the said office, 30s., viz., one moiety at Michaelmas, and the other at Easter.

Folio cxxiv.

Breve Regis quod nulle prise fiant.

Writ to the Sheriffs of London that by way of purveyance of victuals to the King's use in Scotland, they take nothing from anybody against their will and without paying the full value, and they are to cause this the King's wishes and command to be published. Dated "Glasgu," 1 Nov., 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310].

The above writ remains in the possession of P[eter] de Blakeneye.

Breve R' sub privato sigillo pro domibus que fuerunt Will'i de Carletone, Ingelardo de Warle deliber andis.

Writ of Privy Seal to the Mayor and Aldermen for the delivery of certain houses formerly belonging to William de Carletone, deceased, to Ingelard de Warlee, the Keeper of the King's Wardrobe, for the purposes of the King's wardrobe. Dated Berwick on Tweed, 5 April, 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1311].

By virtue of which writ Sir Richer de Refham, the Mayor, Thomas Romayn, John de Wengrave, William de Leyre, Henry de Durham, Simon de Paris, William Servad, and other Aldermen delivered the said houses (in the presence of Sir Henry de Segrave, who was lodged therein) to Master Robert de Gravesende, the said Ingelard's attorney, on Wednesday before the Feast of St. Mark [25 April], saving to each his right, so that the Mayor and Aldermen may do what to them appertains.

Folio cxxiv b.

Breve R' de perdonac' £iiij xx et x ad quas Alder manni amer ciati fuerunt.

Writ to the Treasurer and Barons of the Exchequer to the effect that on the petition of William de Leire, William Cosyn, Henry de Durham, William Servad, Richer de Refham, Geoffrey de Conduit, Nigel Drury, William de Coumbemartyn, Simon Bolet, Walter de Roquesle, Henry de Gloucestre, Thomas Sely, Nicholas Pikot, Richard de Gloucestre, the Prior of H. Trinity, John de Lincoln, Richard de Wyrhale, and Simon de Paris, Aldermen, the King had remitted a fine of £90 imposed upon them (as he had already remitted a fine of £10 imposed upon Thomas Romayn, the Mayor) for failing to appear as commanded before the said Treasurer and Barons upon a certain day to render an account of a fifteenth recently granted, the said Mayor and Aldermen being engaged at the time in raising a force of arblasters and footmen for the King's service in Scotland. Dated Berwick on Tweed, 26 April, 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1311].

Names of the Aldermen amerced at the Exchequer because they came not to render an account of the fifteenth on the day given, viz., three weeks from the Nativity of St. John Bapt [24 June], 3 Edward II. [A. D. 1310].

[The names of the above Aldermen again set out with the sum of cs set over against each Summa, £iiijxx et x.]

Afterwards the King, by his writ under the Great Seal, remitted the amercements.

Folio cxxv.

Porisfactura de ferramentis rotarum.

Be it remembered that on Wednesday before the Feast of St. Benedict, Abbot [21 March], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310-11], John de Wymondeham, John Dode, and Robert de Padingtone, ironmongers sworn to examine and inquire into strakes for cartwheels brought into the City by merchant strangers for sale, and further to seize and [carry] before the Mayor and Aldermen such strakes as happen to be found shorter than the measure provided for the purpose, as appears in the black paper of Memoranda for the twenty-ninth year of King Edward I., (fn. 7) brought here into the Chamber before Richard de Refham, the Mayor, John de Wengrave, Nicholas de Farndone, William de Leire, William Servat, Nicholas Picot, Richard de Gloucestre, Simon de Paris, and Henry de Durham, Aldermen, sitting in full Court, strakes of wheels each shorter by 2 inches than the measure provided, viz., of Geoffrey de Holedene, 12 strakes; of Ralph Jodde, 7; of John Sprynget, 7; and of Walter Howlot, 12. And because the said Geoffrey, Ralph, John, and Walter brought the said strakes to the City to be sold, and had exposed them for sale, and it had been found that they were not of the right measure as they ought to be, it was adjudged that they should be forfeited to the use of the Chamber of the City. Afterwards they were delivered to Richer de Refham, the Mayor.

Wednesday after the Feast of St. Valentine [14 Feb.], 10 Edward II. [A. D. 1316-17], Henry de Ware, ironmonger, brought before the Mayor twelve strakes of improper length, &c. Therefore they are forfeited, &c.

Breve R' sub privato sigillo ad castig' Re belles et con trarios cives civitatis.

Writ of Privy Seal to the Mayor and Aldermen of the City that they punish John le Botoner and others who may be found acting rebelliously as Ingelard de Warle, the Keeper of the King's Wardrobe, shall inform them. Dated Berwick on Tweed, 18 April, 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1311].

This writ remains in possession of the Mayor.

Folio cxxv b.

L'raco'i sigillo signata per Maiorem et co'itatem missa d'no Regi pro exennio mill' mr' facienao.

Letter from the Mayor and Commonalty of the City to the King forwarding the sum of 1,000 marks in aid of the war in Scotland.

Sealed with the seal of the Commonalty, Sunday the Feast of St. Mark [25 April], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1311]. (fn. 8)

Be it remembered that on Sunday the Feast of St. Mark [25 April], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1311], in the presence of Richer de Refham, the Mayor, Thomas Romayn, Nicholas de Farndone, John de Wengrave, William de Leire, Henry de Durham, William Servad, Nicholas Picot, Nigel Drury, and other good men of the City, John le Mazerer, Richard de Welleford, and William Garton the receivers of the 1,000 marks sent to the King in Scotland, delivered in the Chamber of the Guildhall to Roger le Palmere and William de Flete, the messengers appointed to carry the said money to the King, the sum of £566 13s. 4d.

Item, the said messengers received from the Mayor £100. Sum total, 1,000 marks.

Item, the said receivers delivered to Sir John de Wengrave on Good Friday (die bom Veneris) afternoon (post nonam), for making provision for the journey, £20, and to Stephen de Abyndone 100s.

Item, the said receivers paid for baskets and cords for packing the money 2s.; for eight ells of canvas for covering the baskets 2s.; also for a horse bought of William Gartone for the use of Roger atte Watre, Serjeant of the Commonalty, travelling with the messengers, £4.

Item, the said receivers gave to Roger le Palmere and William de Flete for their expenses £26 13s. 4d.

Sum delivered by the receivers, £618 10s. 8d.

Sum delivered by the Mayor, £100.

For which sum of £100 the said Mayor, John de Wengrave, Nigel Drury, and Roger le Palmere gave bond to Sir John de Sendale.

Be it remembered that on Thursday after the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310-11], it was unanimously agreed by the Mayor, Aldermen, and the whole Commonalty to make a gift of 1,000 marks to the King in aid of the war in Scotland.

The sum of 100s. given to Robert de Kelseye, who had been appointed one of the messengers to Scotland, to defray expenses, but who was prevented by divers causes from making the journey, was returned to the receivers.

Folio cxxvi.

Appreciacio equi super Reginaldum de Thonderle pro ij marcis de tallagio mi marcarum.

Monday after the Feast of St. John ante portam Latinam [6 May], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1311], a white horse, taken from Reginald de Thonderle for 2 marks owed for the tallage of 1,000 marks sent to the King in Scotland, was appraised in the presence of Sir Richer de Refham, the Mayor, John de Wengrave, Richard de Gloucestre, Thomas Romayn, Nigel Drury, Henry de Durham, and Simon de Paris, Aldermen, and Simon Corp, Sheriff, by the oath of John Horn, Thomas le Noble, and John le Chaundeler, at 30s. Thereupon a day was given for its redemption, and if unredeemed the horse to be sold by the collectors of the Ward of Douegate. (fn. 9)

Breve R' pro conductu nuncior' v' partes Scocie ad do minum R' euncium.

Letters of safe conduct in favour of Roger le Palmere, William de Flete, and Roger atte Watre proceeding to Scotland with the King's treasure. Dated Berwick on Tweed, 25 April, 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1311].

Monday the morrow of H. Trinity [6 June], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1311], precept to the Chamberlain by Richer de Refham, the Mayor, John de Wengrave, William de Leire, Nicholas Picot, Richard de Gloucestre, and Henry de Durham, Aldermen, to take into the City's hand a certain tenement belonging to William de St. Bartholomew, cordwainer. The tenement was so taken on the following Friday, and Thomas Poyntel the tenant was forbidden to pay the rent to any one but the Chamberlain until further orders.

Folio cxxvi b.

4 May, 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1311], settlement of a dispute between Richer de Refham, the Mayor, and the Commonalty on the one part, and John Dode, ironmonger, on the other part, touching the building of a wall between the tenement of the said John and the Guildhall garden. The Mayor, &c., grant him 3 feet of the City's land whereon to build a wall 14 feet high, at his own expense, with permission to build upon twothirds of the wall's thickness, the remaining third being left at the disposal of the Mayor, &c., of the City. Further, the said John is not to make any aperture in the said wall or in the house built over it into the garden of the City.

Folio cxxvii.

Juramentum megucer'.

Tuesday before the Feast of Ascension [20 May], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1311], Walter le Whitawyer, John le Megucer, Richard le Megucer, and Richard de Hundesdiche sworn before the Mayor and Aldermen not to flay dead horses in future in the City or suburb. (fn. 10)

Admissio Ful berti Pedefer in abrocarium wysde.

Saturday before the Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1311], Fulbert Pedefer de Wytsand elected by good men of the City, merchants of woad, and by merchants of Corbye and Niel, to be a broker of woad, and was presented and sworn before the Mayor to faithfully execute the office between buyer and seller to the west of London Bridge and not elsewhere.

Writ to the Mayor and Aldermen that they exact not tallages, aids, and other dues from Cecilia de la More in respect of her property in the City. Witness, R. de Scott', at Westminster, 24 April, 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1311].

Folio cxxvii b.

Breve procus todia Templa.

Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs that they give every assistance to those appointed to examine and try the Templars. Dated Berwick on Tweed, 12 (fn. 11) Nov., 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310].

Folio cxxviii.

Breve procus todia Templa riorum.

Writ to similar effect addressed to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty of the City Dated Berwick on Tweed, 28 April, 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1311]. (fn. 12)

Pro Johanne ae Morlce.

Tuesday after the Feast of St. John ante portam Latinam [6 May], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1311], at the instance of Richer de Refham, the Mayor, John de Morle, valet of Sir Walter de Norwich, Remembrancer of the Exchequer, covenants to forgive John Goys all trespasses, and the latter binds himself to John de Morle in half a mark, and a further half mark for the work of St. Mary of St. Paul (Sancti Pauli), if convicted of similar trespass in future, &c.

Acquiet' pro Henrico de Lenne de Oxon'.

A general release granted by Anabel, wife of Geoffrey de Beek, to Henry de Lenne, burgess and merchant of Oxford. Witnesses, William Walrand and William de "Forneys" of London, John de Grantham, servant, William de "Fournays," William de Bristoll, Roger de Arderne, Richard le Spicer de Westminster, Adam le Taverner, and Edmund le Barbier, of the parish of St. Mary in the suburb of London, and others [not named] Dated Westminster, Sunday the Feast of St. Valentine [14 Feb.], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310-11].

Acknowledged in the Husting before Richard de Refham, the Mayor, in the presence of Master Edmund de London, by the above Anabel on the following Monday.

And be it remembered that the said Anabel acknowledged in the said Husting that the above Henry de Lenne had never made any recognizance to her whatsoever, but that another person called Henry de Lenne, a merchant of Oxford, had made a recognizance in £22 by form of the new statute, and she had pledged the document with Antony de Polozasco of "Geneve" for 16 marks.

Folio cxxviii b.

Breve pro monetariis London'.

Writ alias to the Mayor and Aldermen of the City that they molest not the wardens of workmen, moneyers, and other officers of the King's Exchange in the matter of assessments, aids, &c., inasmuch as the King had by his letters patent granted to the wardens of his Exchanges in London and Canterbury, and to all workmen and others connected with the business of exchange, exemption from all tallages, aids, &c. (except direct customs), so long as they were in his service; and if the said wardens and workmen made any voluntary contribution to the King, it was to be raised by the said wardens alone, who were to be taxed by the Barons of the Exchequer for the time being. Witness, R. de Scotere, at Westminster, 7 May, 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1311]. (fn. 13)

Retornum.

Return made to the effect that workmen of the Exchange of London, merchants carrying on merchandise in the City of London, are assessed by their neighbours like their other fellowcitizens towards a certain courtesy now made to the lord the King by citizens of the said City in aid of his war by reason of their mercantile pursuit, which they exercise among then fellowcitizens as merchants of the said City, and not as workmen of the said Exchange, and for the amount of the said courtesy attaching to them they have been distrained, together with their fellow-citizens, with whom they enjoy the liberties of the City, as in times past they have been accustomed to contribute, and for no other cause.

Tuesday before the Feast of Nativity St. John Bapt. [24 June], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1311], came Roger le Viroler and acknowledged a recognizance in 20s. in which he stood bound to Hugh de Waltham, clerk. Dated Tuesday after the Feast of St. Botolph [17 June], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1311].

Afterwards paid, and therefore he is quit.

Folio cxxix.

Placitum inter Ricardum de Glouc' et Ad' fil' Ade atte Rose potter'.

Adam, son of Adam atte Rose, potter, attached to answer a charge of having assaulted and attempted to kill with his sword Richard de Gloucestre, Alderman, in Cornhill, on the morrow of St. Dunstan [19 May], 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1311]. He pleads guilty, and is committed to prison until he shall have given satisfaction to the said Richard.

Afterwards, viz., on Monday in the octave of H. Trinity [6 June], the said Richard forgives the trespass, and the said Adam finds sureties for good behaviour, viz., William de Hedersete, Osbert de Heddeworth, Paul le Potter, Richard Wyard, William de Bristoll, and Richard de Beton'.

Folio cxxix b.

Acquietancia communitatis facta Simoni Bolet de debitis Luce de Baten court pro parte ipsum Simonem contingente.

Be it remembered that in the fourth year of the reign of King Edward II. the citizens of London were charged upon their account before the Barons of the Exchequer for a sum of money due to the King by Luke de Batencourt, one of the Sheriffs, (fn. 14) &c. Thereupon came Simon Bolet, a tenant of a portion of the tenements, &c., formerly belonging to the said Luke, in the fifth year of King Edward II., temp. John de Gisors, Mayor, and made fine of £50 with the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty at the Guildhall, on Saturday after the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.], for his share of the money due from the same Luke, for which he received an acquittance as set out. (fn. 15) A portion of the fine was paid to Luke de Haverynge, the Chamberlain, temp. Richer de Refham, Mayor, and the remainder to John le Mazeliner, the Chamberlain, with the consent of Thomas Romayn, Nicholas de Farendone, and John de Wengrave, Aldermen acting on behalf of the Mayor, who was ill, William de Coumbemartyn, William Trente, John de Lincoln, Roger de Frowyk, Simon de Paris, William Cosyn, Nigel Druri, John de Wyndesore, and Anketin de Gisors, Aldermen, and Richard de Welleford, Sheriff, and six or more good men of each Ward.

Also Richard Horn had a similar acquittance for a fine of 40 marks for the debts of his father John.

Folio cxxx.

Acquittance by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty to John le Mazeliner, who married Isabella, another daughter of the above Luke de Batencourt, and occupied a portion of the property formerly belonging to the said Luke, for the sum of £40 as his portion of the said Luke's debts. Dated 28 May, 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1311], in the presence of Richer de Refham, Mayor, Thomas Romayn, Nicholas de Farndone, John de Wengrave, William de Leire, Richard de Gloucestre, William Trente, Walter de Roquesle, William Servad, William de Coumbemartyn, William Cosyn, John de Lyncoln, Henry de Durham, Geoffrey de Conduit, Simon de Paris, Nigel Drury, John de Gisorz, and Thomas Sely, Aldermen, Simon de Corp, one of the Sheriffs, Robert de Kelseye, Hugh de Waltham, clerk, and others [not named].

Acquietanc' exec' Hugon' Pourte de debitis Stephani de Oistergate.

Acquittance by the same to Hugh de Waltham, William Lambyn, and Robert de Astone, executors of Hugh Pourte, late a tenant of property formerly belonging to Stephen de Oistergate, for £11 sterling and a tally for 20s. in discharge of a debt due by the said Stephen to the Exchequer. Dated ut supra, &c.

Folio cxxx b.

Procedure of Inquisition and Delivery made temp. Sir Richer de Refham, Mayor, as to misdoers and trespassers and night-walkers in the City of London against the peace of the lord the King, (fn. 16) before the aforesaid Sir Richer, the Mayor, Simon de Corp, one of the Sheriffs, Nicholas de Farendone, Thomas Romayn, John de Wengrave, Richard de Gloucestre, William Trente, Walter de Rokesle, Geoffrey de Conduit, Simon de Parys, Nigel Drury, John de "Gysorce," Nicholas Picot, Thomas Sely, Henry de Durham, John de Lincoln, Richard de Wyrhale, Henry de Gloucestre, and William Servat, Aldermen, on Monday next before the Feast of St. Gregory the Pope [12 March], anno 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310-11], in the Guildhall of the said City, by writs of the King, which follow.

Breve domini Regis.

Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs that they inquire as to the names of those who disturb the peace of the City, committing murder and other trespasses, and punish those found guilty according to the enormity of their offence that others may fear to do the like. Dated Berwick on Tweed, 6 Dec., 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310].

Aliud breve.

Another writ to the same to similar effect. Dated Berwick on Tweed, 30 Dec., 4 Edward II. [A. D. 1310].

By virtue of which command the said Mayor, Sheriffs, and Aldermen proceeded to make inquisition.

Footnotes

1 Ypres.
2 Referring probably to the ordi nances made in January, 1300, as recorded in Letter Book C, fo. xlii. Cf. 'Liber Cust.' i. 121-6.
3 See 'Memorials,' p. 83.
4 Sheriff 1274-5.
5 Sheriff 1275-6.
6 'Memorials,' p. 83. See also Glossary, 'Liber Cust.,' s. v. 'Lampreda.'
7 See 'Cal. Letter-Book C,' pp. 88-89; 'Liber Cust.,' i. 85.
8 'Memorials,' pp. 84-85.
9 'Memorials,' p. 85.
10 'Memorials,' p. 85.
11 The date given in Rymer's 'Foedera' (vol. ii. pt. i. p. 119) is the 22nd November.
12 Rymer's 'Fodera,' vol. ii. pt. i. p. 133.
13 For previous writs, temp. Ed- ward I., touching the same privilege enjoyed by the wardens, moneyers, and officers of the King's Exchange, see 'Cal. Letter Book C,' pp. 102, 103; 'Liber Cust.,' i. 183-5.
14 Sheriff 1274-5.
15 From this acquittance it appears that Simon Bolet was the Alderman of that name, and that he married Roysia, daughter of Luke de Baten court.
16 Only a selection from the cases which follow is printed in Riley's 'Memorials' (pp. 86 89), the rest not being deemed of sufficient interest.


<--Previous:
Folios cxi -cxviii