Respons' Regi dat' per civitatem.
The City's answer to the King, assuring him of their allegiance and of their readiness to live and die with him. They at
the same time pray an answer to their petition, as well touching
the place situate before the postern as the misteries of the Fishmongers and the Vintners, and further that they may be allowed
to govern the misteries and redress defaults therein according
to ancient usage, and that the citizens may be relieved from the
inconveniences of the King's Marshalsea. (fn. 1) [No date.]
Letter to the disaffected lords, begging them not to believe
the evil reports touching the City, for the citizens would not aid
the Despensers, nor any other enemy to the King and country,
nor would they oppose any measures taken by the lords. They
are not to be offended with the citizens for placing the City in a
state of defence by day and night, inasmuch as it was done for
the preservation of the peace on the King's behalf and on their
own. (fn. 2) [No date.]
Folio cxxi b.
Auditores comp' custod' pont [et] Camerar'.
Monday the Feast of St. Matthew [21 Sept.], 15 Edward II.
[A. D. 1321], Nicholas de Farndone, Anketin de Gisorz, and Reginald de Conduit, Aldermen, and William de Hakford,
Robert le Bret, and Robert de Pipehurst, commoners, elected
auditors of the account of John Sterre and John Vyvyen,
Wardens of the Bridge, and also auditors of the account of
Andrew Horn, the Chamberlain.
Temp. Sir Robert de Kendale, Warden.
Grant by Walter de Wynchester, cordwainer, and Sabine
his wife, daughter of Thomas de Derby, to William de Partenhale, blader, of a tenement in the parish of St. Alban de
Wodestrate for a term of twelve years, at an annual rent of
2 marks for the first six years, and 2½ marks for the last six.
Witnesses, Robert de Suttone, Alexander Lorbatour, John de
Wynchester, Adam le Barber, John de Hegham, John de Luda,
clerk, and others [not named]. Dated Sunday the Feast of
St. Peter in Cathedra [22 Feb.], 14 Edward II. [A.D. 1320-1].
[Folios. cxxii b blank.]
Temp. Hamo de Chigewelle, elected Mayor for the second time on
Wednesday before the Feast of St. Augustine [26 May], anno
14 Edward II. [A. D. 1321].
Deed of assignment by Richard de Gaytone, "violour," to
Frisot de Montclar of certain rents and shops in the parishes
of St. Antonin and St. Benet Fynk, which had come into the
grantor's possession through default made by John Vanne
under a bond. Dated 22 April, 14 Edward II. [A. D. 1321].
Witnesses, Simon Corp, Hugh de Gartone, and others [not
Saturday before the Feast of St. Augustine [26 May], 14 Edward II. [A. D. 1321], came Stephen, son of Simon de Hadestoke,
before the aforesaid Mayor, and of his own free will offered
half a mark for not being in scot and lot, like other freemen of
the City; and because he is poor and helpless (impotens) and
free-born his trespass was discharged by the aforesaid Mayor
for the aforesaid half-mark, &c.
Grant by William de Kaneforthe, saddler, and Agnes his
wife to John, the eldest son of John de la Chaumbre, and John
his brother, of certain rents and tenements in Cosyngeslane and
the Ropery in the parish of All Hallows in the Ropery, for a
term of twelve years, and afterwards for the lifetime of the
grantors, paying by the year the sum of 2 marks to John de
Gildeforthe, his heirs and assigns, for all demands. Dated in.
the house of John de la Chaumbre in the parish of H. Trinity
the Less on Thursday in paraceve, (fn. 3) the year aforesaid. Witnesses, Mankyn le Heaumer, John de Leuesham, William
Trompeor, Henry ate Ryole, William Barri, and others [not
Folio cxxiii b.
Writ to the Sheriffs for the election of two of the more
discreet of the citizens to represent the City in a Parliament to
be held at Westminster three weeks after the Nativity of
St. John Bapt. [24 June]. (fn. 4) Dated at Westminster, 15 May,
14 Edward II. [A. D. 1321].
And be it known that this writ was delivered by the Sheriffs
to the Mayor and Aldermen the 8 July, 15 Edward II.
[A. D. 1321]. And return was made in these words, viz.: We
send you Nicholas de Farndone, Hamo Godchep, John Sterre,
and Thomas Prentiz, all, three or two of them having full and
sufficient authority to act as in the writ is commanded.
Agreement between Richard de Rothyng, pheliper, and John
Albon, son of Godwyn le Pheliper, as to terms on which the
said Richard is to find the said John in board, lodging, and
clothing, and teach him his trade. Witnesses, Henry de
Norhamptone, William de Grenstede, John de Bury, Bartholomew de Bordesle, and others [not named]. Dated Thursday
before the Feast of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.], 15 Edward II.
[A. D. 1321]. (fn. 5)
Custodia Joh'is fil' Joh' is de Beverle.
Thursday after the Feast of St. Matthew [21 Sept.], 15 Edward II. [A. D. 1321], the guardianship of John, son of John de
Beverlee, aged five years, entrusted to Simon de Parys the
elder by Hamo de Chigewell, the Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, Robert de Swalclyve, Roger le Palmere, Robert Sely,
and Reginald de Conduit, Aldermen, together with the property of the said infant.
Thursday after the Feast of Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.]
inquisition taken before the above Mayor and Nicholas de
Farndone, Richard de Gloucestre, Robert de Swalclyve, Anketin
de Gisorz, Reginald de Conduit, Roger le Palmere, Hugh de
Gartone, and Henry de Seccheford, Aldermen, as to the extent
of the property aforesaid by oath of twelve good men, viz.,
Randolf de Louthe and others [not named]. The following
names mentioned in the return made by the jury, viz., Gilbert
de Stratford, William Newecoke, James "Maucovenant," Alexander and Robert le Chaundeler, John de Essex, and Agnes
Tuesday in the octave of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321], in the presence of Hamo de Chigewelle,
the Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, Robert de Swalclyve, Richard
Costantyn, Elias de Suffolk, John Cotun, Anketin de Gisorz,
Roger le Palmere, Henry de Seccheford, Robert Sely, and
John Poyntel, Aldermen, the Commonalty were asked whether
they agreed to murage being levied for the repair of the
City's walls and the cleansing of the ditches, and if so, they
were to appoint collectors for the purpose as well as Wardens
of the Bridge. They accordingly elected John Sterre, who
before was Warden, and Robert de Piphurst to keep ward
of the bridge. They likewise elected Hamo de Chigewell,
the Mayor, Reginald de Conduit, Edmund Cosyn, and John
de Wymundesham to be collectors of the murage, &c.; and
each Alderman in his Ward, together with two of the better
men of the Ward, were to assess every inhabitant for providing
men for cleansing the ditches.
The same day John de Prestone, corder, was elected and
sworn Alderman of Douuegate, and Robert le Callere, Alderman of Cordewanerstrete.
Folio cxxiv b.
It was agreed that on the Wednesday following the inhabitants of the Wards of Bisshopesgate, Bradestrete, Cornhull,
Tower, and Billyngesgate should provide men for cleansing the
said ditches on that day.
The inhabitants of the Wards of Bridge, Lang[bourn],
Candelwikstrete, Walebroke, and Alegate should provide
cleansers for the Thursday following.
The inhabitants of Douuegate, Vintry, Cordewanerstrete,
Colemanstrete, and Lymstrete for Friday.
The inhabitants of the Wards of Chepe, Bredstrete, Crepelgate, Bassieshawe, and Castle Baynard for Saturday.
The inhabitants of the Wards of Farndone, Queenhithe,
Aldresgate, and Portsoken for the following Monday.
William de Touuetone, who had been sworn to go to
Ledes (fn. 6) in place of Simon Turgys, attached and brought before
the Mayor and Aldermen on Saturday before the Feast of
SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321], for
that the said William......[blank].
Be it remembered that on Saturday before the Feast of
SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321], there
being assembled at the Guildhall Hamo de Chigwell, the Mayor,
the Aldermen, and a very great Commonalty, the question was
put to the Commonalty by Robert de Swalclyve, the Recorder,
as to what punishment they wished to inflict upon those who disobeyed the summons to attend, and if they wished the defaulters
to be fined (in misericordiam incidere). The Commonalty answer
and say that they do not wish defaulters on this summons to be
fined, but that if men be summoned from each Ward, and they
do not all appear, those that appear should have authority to
make such ordinances for the whole Commonalty, in conjunction
with the Mayor and Aldermen, as may seem for their good, and
that such ordinances shall become confirmed and established, &c.
Ordina to assessionis mille libr' a° xv°.
Wednesday the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.],
15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321], in the presence of Hamo de Chigewell, the Mayor, Richard de Gloucestre, Robert de Swalclyve,
John Cotun, John de Prestone, Simon de Abyndone, Roger de
Frowyk, Robert Sely, John Poyntel, Elias de Suffolk, Hamo
Godchep, William de Hedersete, Reginald de Conduit, Roger
le Palmere, Henry de Seccheford, and Richard Costantyn,
Alderman and Sheriff, Hugh de Gartone, Robert le Callere,
Anketyn de Gisorz, Aldermen, and Richard de Hakeneie,
Sheriff, and a very great Commonalty, it was agreed that an
assessment should be made of rents and movables, viz., on every
pound a certain sum, according to the discretion of the said
Mayor and Aldermen, up to the amount of £1,000; so that out
of the said sum of £1,000 payment might be made to the Serjeants who were at the Iter as well as to those having the seal
of the Commonalty for money owing, and all others to whom
the City was indebted; and that out of the said £1,000 Hamo
de Chigewell, the Mayor, should have 200 marks for his
expenses incurred for the City's honour; that Reginald de Conduit should have 100 marks for his great trouble at the time of
the Iter when he was Sheriff; and that those who served on
juries (qui de duodenis erant) at the Iter should have a portion
for their trouble, &c.
Afterwards, viz., on Monday before Easter [11 April] the
same year [A.D. 1322], there being assembled at the Guildhall
Hamo de Chigewell, the Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, Richard
de Gloucestre, John de Boreford, Elias de Suffolk, Robert de
Swalclyve, Roger de Frowik, Roger le Palmere, and Hugh
de Gartone, Aldermen, Richard Costantyn and Richard de
Hakeneie, Sheriffs, and the Commonalty, it was agreed that 3s.
in the pound on rents should be levied, so that the sum arising
out of rents may amount to £1,000, and that on movables 500
marks in all should be levied, so that out of the said money the
debts of the City might be fully discharged, and satisfaction
likewise done to the jurors at the Iter.
De kaio Sc'i Botulphi, etc.
Wednesday before the Nativity of St. John Bapt. [24 June],
15 Edward II. [A.D. 1322], it was agreed by Hamo de Chigwell,
the Mayor, the Aldermen, and Commonalty that John Sterre
and his fellow Warden of London Bridge should out of the
money of the Bridge repair well and sufficiently the wharf of
St. Botolph's and houses, so that the said wharf and houses
remain in the hands of the said Wardens and others for the
time being, until they shall have levied out of the profits of the
same the amount expended, &c.
Adhuc de kaio Sc'i Both'i.
Afterwards, viz., on Tuesday the morrow of St. Mary Magdalen [22 July], 19 Edward II. [A.D. 1325], it was again agreed
by Hamo de Chig[well], the Mayor, N[icholas] de Farndone,
R[obert] de Swalclif, R[eginald] de Conduit, R[ichard] de
Hakneie, J[ohn] de Oxford, R[obert] Sely, J[ohn] de Grantham, W[alter] de Pappeworth, H[enry] de Secch[ford],
R[oger] le Palmere, Aldermen, and Benedict de Fulsham, one
of the Sheriffs, that whereas the houses and wharf of St. Botolph
near Billyngsgate were in such a ruinous state that they brought
no profit to the City, John Sterre and Roger atte Vigne, the
Wardens of London Bridge, should cause them to be repaired
out of the issues of the Bridge, the money to be repaid as the
Mayor and Aldermen for the time being may ordain.
Folio cxxv b
Letters patent granting a royal pardon to the City for
neglecting to keep watch on those taking sanctuary in churches,
provided that in future such fugitives be safeguarded in the City
according to law and custom, in the same manner as in other
parts of the realm. Witness the King at Westminster, 3 June,
14 Edward II. [A.D. 1321]. (fn. 7)
A memorandum to the effect that the above letters patent
are preserved with the Roll of Exigenda in the chest wherein
the Great Seal is commonly kept.
Br'e missum Justic' Itin' ant' apud Turr' pro duodenis, etc.
Writ to Hervey de Staunton and his fellow-justices itinerant
at the Tower to the effect that whereas many dozen jurors
(quamplures duodene juratorum), elected by the citizens from the
twenty-four Wards for Pleas of the Crown, had attended each
day at the Tower before them at their command, and had
been prevented from attending to their own business and
merchandise as theretofore, and thereby had incurred no little
expense and loss day by day, the King, wishing to indemnify
the said jurors as far as possible without offence to justice,
commands the said Justices to pay the said jurors their reasonable expenses according to the time of their attendance, as is
the custom to be done at other Iters in like case, &c. [No date.]
Inspeximus Charter confirming charter granted by Edward I.,
anno 13, to the burgesses of St. Omer in Flanders. Dated at
Westminster, 28 Feb., 13 Edward II. [A.D. 1319-20].
A note to the effect that the above Charter was enrolled by
order of Hamo de Chigwell, the Mayor, Wednesday after the
Feast of All Souls [2 Nov.], 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321].
Litera R'missa Maiori de les Mortymers qualiter se reddiderunt.
Letter of Privy Seal to the Mayor and citizens of London
notifying them that the King had arrived at Shrewsbury, where
the Mortymers, uncle and nephew, (fn. 8) had come to him on the
22nd January, and had made submission, and that he was
proceeding to "Lodelawe" (fn. 9) for the purpose of executing
justice and comforting his people. The citizens are therefore
charged to bear themselves well on the King's behalf, for
matters promise well for the King with God's help. Dated at
Shrewsbury, 22 Jan., 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321-2]. (fn. 10)
Folio cxxvi b.
Script' Rob' de Brandone.
Acknowledgment by Robert de Brandone, late apprentice of
Geoffrey de Brandone, mercer, and Johanna his wife, daughter
of the said Geoffrey, of the receipt of the sum of £40 paid by
Robert the parson of the chapel of Islyngham, (fn. 11) Alice, wife of
the aforesaid Geoffrey, William de Elsyngge, mercer, and
Thomas de Cauntebrigge, executors of the aforesaid Geoffrey,
who left the money by will in trust for his aforesaid daughter.
Dated Monday after the Epiphany [6 Jan.], 15 Edward II.
Scriptum Joh'is de la Chaumbre, clerici.
Grant by Adam Silvis, blader, and Agnes his wife, to John
de la Chaumbre, clerk, of a parcel of land situate near the
property of Henry le Coupere for a term of ten years from
Christmas, anno 14 Edward II. [A.D. 1320], for the sum of
5½ marks in hand paid. Witnesses, William Barry, John de
Leuesham, Thomas Schial, Matthew le Haumer, William de
Waltham, baker, William Trompour, and others [not named].
Dated the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord, in the parish of
H. Trinity the Less, in the house of John de la Chaumbre
aforesaid, in the aforesaid year.
Die Mercurii prox' ante festum Sc'i Edmundi Confessoris anno r' R. E. xv° missa fuit Maiori hec littera in hec verba Edward.
Letter of Privy Seal from the King to the Mayor of London.
He had been given to understand that some great men who
were opposed to him (qe nos contrarient
(fn. 12) ) had been received in
the City within the last three days. He therefore bids the
Mayor to make inquiries on the matter and to inform him of
the result of such inquiries. The Mayor is further charged to
prevent these great men and their allies from taking up their
abode in the City, and forthwith to send the King an answer
in respect of those matters about which they had been instructed
on the King's behalf by his dear cousin the Earl of Pembroke,
no such answer having yet been made. Dated at Stratford
atte "Boghe," 17 Nov., 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321]. (fn. 13)
Pursuant to the above command the two letters following,
one of them being under the seal of the Commonalty and the
other under the Mayor's seal, were sent to the lord the King.
Quomodo communitas remisit d'no R' causam de non faciend' literam obligatoriam.
The Aldermen and good folk of London to the most high
and most excellent Prince Sir Edward, &c. They had been
given to understand by the Mayor and others that he had
desired to have security given to him under the Common Seal
according to a form prescribed. He is reminded that the
writers had already undertaken in his presence to safeguard the
City under penalty, than which there could be no higher obligation, as it seemed to them; whereas the Common Seal binds
everybody, good and otherwise, and would imperil the good men
in case of the bad men being guilty of misprision, an evil which
they were sure the King did not desire. They pray therefore
to be excused. Dated 19 Nov., 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321].
Hamo de Chiggewelle, the Mayor, to the King. Search had
been made for the great men who, the King had been given
to understand, had taken up their abode in the City, but they
could not be found. If they should be found at any time they
should be dealt with as the King had commanded. Touching
the matter of the security which the King had charged him to
submit to the Commonalty, (fn. 14) the Commons (le Commun) would
certify the King under their Common Seal; and as regards
the sum of £20 12s. which Roger atte Watre, the King's
Serjeant, demands on account of those who were in the King's
service at Ledes, it was understood that this was given of the
King's courtesy, but the money would be returned if the King
would signify his pleasure. The writer concludes with an oftrepeated request that the King would grant a commission for
the punishment of the King's enemies (contrariaunz) found in
the City, according to the discretion of the Mayor and Aldermen.
Folio cxxvii b.
The King to the Sheriffs of London, commanding the arrest
of all persons circulating infamous reports or writings about the
King. Dated at "Rumford," 18 Nov., 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321]. (fn. 15)
Letters patent authorizing Hamo de Chigewell, the Mayor, to
punish by imprisonment or otherwise those found disobeying
orders made for the safe custody of the City. Dated at Aungre, (fn. 16)
20 Nov., 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321].
Quomodo dn's Rex voluit omni modo liabuisse literam obligatoriam de communi sigillo signatam.
Letter of Privy Seal to the Mayor acknowledging the receipt
of his letter and reiterating the King's commands touching the
safeguarding the City. As to the security under the Common
Seal which the King had formerly demanded, he insists upon
having it. With respect to the sum of £20 12s. paid to the men
sent by the City to Ledes, it was paid by the King's Serjeant,
Robert atte Watre, on his own account, and as a favour, and
the King desires that it be repaid. As for the commission for
punishing contrariants, the King had ordered it to be made
out, and it would be sent by the bearer. Dated at Aungre,
22 Nov., 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321]. (fn. 17)
Responsio civium de non faciend' novam obligacionem contra antiquum statum civitat'.
Hamo de Chiggewell, the Mayor, to the King. Inasmuch as
the King had commanded him to send an answer in writing as
to the wishes of the Commonalty, he is informed that the whole
Commonalty had been summoned before the Mayor, and that,
whilst expressing their willingness to live and die with the King
as in duty bound, they were of opinion that the promise made
before the King himself to safeguard the City for him ought to
suffice, and they beg to be excused giving any other security.
Dated 3 Dec., 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321].
Folio cxxviii b.
Litera Maioris de ccc peditibus R' concessis.
Hamo de Chigwelle, the Mayor, to the King, notifying that
the citizens had agreed of their good will to send 300 armed
men to the King's aid, with which number he hopes that the
King will be satisfied. The citizens pray to be excused from
attending the King in force (aforceement) as commanded, (fn. 18) and
desire him to grant a writ of Privy Seal (brief desough la targe)
to the Chancellor to the effect that neither this grant nor the
grant sent to the King's assistance at Ledes shall be to the
prejudice of their franchise or become a precedent. Lastly
they pray that their franchises and free customs which were
being considered by the King and his Council may meet with
favour. [No date.]
Litera d'ni R' missa Maiori Lond' de peditibus habendis versus Circestr'.
Letter of Privy Seal to the Mayor, complaining that the City
had only sent 300 men to the King's assistance, whereas they
had formerly sent 500 men to assist the King in the North and
400 to Ledes. Moreover he had given no particulars as to the
time of their arrival, their length of stay, nor who was to pay
them, whereby it seemed that the citizens took the King's
affairs less to heart than they were accustomed. The Mayor is
straitly enjoined to come to the King with the great men of the
City in a body with horses and arms as previously ordered. A
final answer is to be sent to the King, wherever he may be,
on Saturday next. Dated at "Langele Marroys," (fn. 19) 10 Dec.,
15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321].
Litera Maioris missa d'no R' de peditibus sibi concessis versus Cyrcestre.
Reply to the above. The King is assured of the good will
of the citizens, who have granted him a force of 400 and more
armed men, and will endeavour to raise the number to 500; the
men to start on Wednesday next at the latest and to remain
with the King forty days at the City's expense. He is again
asked to issue a writ of Privy Seal to the effect that neither this
grant of a military force nor that granted in respect of Ledes
shall be drawn into a precedent, and that the franchises and free
customs of the citizens may meet with favourable consideration
by him and his Council. [No date.]
Breve d'ni R' diversis magnatibus Anglie per Regem missum ne aliquas congregaciones cum Comite Lancastr' facerent.
Writ sent to Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, and others, forbidding them to attend a meeting of the Earl's adherents at
Doncaster, summoned for Sunday after the quinzaine of
St. Martin [11 Nov.] next. Witness the King at Westminster,
12 Nov., 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321]. (fn. 20)
Litera d'ni R' de acceptacione peditum de London.
Letter of Privy Seal thanking the City for furnishing 400
armed men and their promise to endeavour to increase the
number to 500. They are to be dispatched to the King as soon
as possible. The City is assured of the King's favour, and that
instructions had been given to the Keepers of the Great Seal
to make out letters under the said Seal to the effect that neither
the contingent sent by the City to Ledes nor the present assistance sent to the King should be drawn into precedent, according
to their expressed wish. (fn. 21) As to the City's franchises, the King
would take counsel and would give reasonable satisfaction.
Dated at "Aldermanstone," (fn. 22) 13 Dec., 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321].
Folio cxxix b.
Litera d' ni R' ut exilium d' ni Hugonis Jumoris le Despenser revocetur.
The King's letters patent addressed to all his bailiffs and
liegemen, &c., to the effect that whereas Hugh le Despenser
the younger had been, by judgment of the great ones of the
realm, exiled and disinherited, and the said Hugh, by petition
to the King, had suggested reasons for revoking the sentence
pronounced against him, and had prayed that justice might be
done, as the King was bound to do by reason of his coronation
oath and the terms of the Great Charter, &c., the said Hugh
had been taken into the King's special protection. They are
warned, therefore, not to molest the said Hugh wherever he may
be found in the King's realm, and to restore anything taken
from him. This order to remain in force for one year. Dated
at Westminster, 8 Dec., 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321]. (fn. 23)
Litera communitatis missa d'no R' de gratia liabenda de libertatibus pendentibus coram cons', etc.
Letter from the Commonalty of the City to the King praying
him to restore to the citizens the Mayoralty in the same state
as before the taking of the City into his hand, and to allow the
other franchises of the City then under the consideration of his
Council. He is further prayed to delay levying the estreats
adjudged at the Iter held at the Tower until the quinzaine of
Easter, in consideration of the charge incurred in safeguarding
the City. Dated 20 Jan., 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321-2].
Writ to the Sheriffs of London to the effect that whereas the
King had taken under his special protection both Hugh le
Breve Reg' pro H. le Despenser seniore et juniore suscept' in proteccionem suam.
Despenser the elder and Hugh le Despenser the younger,
who had been sentenced to exile by the great ones of the realm
and had surrendered themselves to prison for justice to be done,
as was more fully contained in the King's letters patent thereon
to have effect for one year, (fn. 24) they (the Sheriffs) are to see
that the said letters be duly proclaimed and observed. Dated
at Cirencester, 25 Dec., 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321].
Br'e R' directum vic' ad capiend' Barth'm de Batlesmere.
Writ to the Sheriffs of London for the arrest of Bartholomew
de "Batlesmere" wherever he may be found in their bailiwick.
Witness the King at Cirencestre, 26 Dec., 15 Edward II.
L'ra Maiorat' missa d'no R' pro quibusdam utlagandis et quibusdam negociis tangent' Maiorem.
Letter from the Mayor to the King to the effect that the civic
authorities being unable to proceed with the outlawries of those
who were put in exigent at the Iter at the Tower until they
could report to the King that such outlaws had been demanded
in the King's Husting, according to the custom of the City, (fn. 25) they
now report that such demand had been made, and nothing
remained but to proceed to outlawry, and they pray the King
to give them orders accordingly. They further pray that the
King will give orders to the Chancellor that speedy justice be
done to them in respect of certain Flemings against whom they
had obtained judgment. Dated 20 Jan.. 15 Edw. II. [A.D. 1321-2].
Processus Phiperariorum (fn. 26) de Cornhulle.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to the effect that whereas
Simon "Ricoungay," (fn. 27) Richard le Taillour and Johanna his wife,
William de Plomptone, William de Abyndone, John de Smalwode, Henry Avelyne de Kyngestone, Thomas le Chapman,
living near Richard le Taillour, William Pilard, "oystermonger," William le Hosiere, Richard le Cartere de Suthwerk,
Walter Radioun, living at Clerkenewelle, Roger Panyfader
de Houndesdiche, Richard de Ware, John "Bithe Walle,"
William de Abyndone and Alice his wife, John de Suthwerk,
"bribour," John [le] Bribour de Houndesdiche, James de Essex,
Robert de Grantle, Ralph de Lenne, Peter Borel, Richard de
Meltone, William de Alegate, Adam de Essex, Walter de
Oxon', William Joye, "gurdeler," Nicholas de Ounde, William
de Kent, William "ate White Chapele," Robert de Haderston,
William de Beverle, residing at Suthwerk Barre, Henry de
Litellond, John Michel, John Yorpp' (de Thorp), Roger le Hosier,
Roger of the parish of St. Sepulchre, Peter of the same parish,
Thomas de Cripelgate, Robert de Parnnslond, John Michel
and Juliana his wife, John de Warewyk, John Pecok, John de
Grauntebrigge, and John de Bedeford had sold old clothes, hose
(caligas), and other wares by night at Cornhulle contrary to the
established custom of the City, and had been forbidden to do so
in future by order of Hervey de Stantone and his fellow-justices
itinerant at the Tower, (fn. 28) they nevertheless continued to sell their
wares, and forcibly to hold markets after vespers, the said Mayor
and Sheriffs are to inquire into the matter and punish the offenders.
Witness the King at Westminster, 25 Sept., 15 Edw. II. [A.D. 1321].
Folio cxxx b.
An inquisition accordingly held in the presence of Hamo de
Chigewelle, the Mayor, and Richard Costantyn and Richard de
Hakeneie, Sheriffs, on Monday before the Translation of St. Edward [13 Oct.], 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321]. The jurors, viz.,
Richard de Uggele, William de Bery, Richard de Are, William
de Grenstede, John de Notingham, Richard Swift, Edmund de
Mohaut, Richard Deveneys, William de Grantebrigge, John de
Bery, Laurence le Barber, and William de Manhale, find the
following guilty of unlawfully exposing wares for sale, viz.,
Simon Ricoungay, Richard de Oxon', taillour, Matilda his wife,
Richard de Barwe, Thomas Champioun, William de Abyndone,
John [de] Smalwode, Robert de la Valeie, Sarah his wife, Henry
Avelyne de Kingestone, Thomas de Hodesdone, Margery his
wife, Thomas le Chapman, William Pilard, "oistermonger,"
Daniel le Peleter, Philip de Donstaple, Margery his wife,
Richard le Cartere de Suthwerk, Andrew le Long and Margaret
his wife, Nicholas de Donstaple, John le Bribour de Houndesdiche, Nicholas de Yepeswyche, Margery his wife, Robert de
Stowe, John le Clerk, Cristina his wife, Richard de Ware, John
"Bithewalle," Thomas de Buntingford, Robert de St. Ives,
Geoffrey de Hicchen, Henry Peronele, Simon le Blake, William
de Abyndone and Alice his wife, John le Bribour de Suthwerk,
"Yon" le Bribour de Hundesdiche, James de Essex, Robert de
Grantle, Richard de Lenne, Peter Burel, Richard de Meltone,
William de Donstaple, " Amflusa" his wife, William de Alegate, Adam de Essex, William "ate Whitechapele," William de
Beverle, residing at the Bar of Suthwerk, Juliana de Bassieshawe, John Michel, John de Thorp, Roger le Hosiere, Thomas
de Crepelgate, John de Warwyk, Simon de Hodesdone, John
Pecok, John de Grantebrigge, William Osbern, John de Bedeford, John de Dounham, Clarice his wife, Robert Ramage,
Simon del Crokedelane, John de Caunterburi and Leticia his
wife, Agnes de Caunterburi, and Margery le Chapman.