Folios cxxxi - cxl
Dec 1321 -

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Reginald R. Sharpe (editor)

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1903

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158-173

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'Folios cxxxi - cxl: Dec 1321 -', Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: E: 1314-1337 (1903), pp. 158-173. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33108 Date accessed: 02 August 2014.


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Folio cxxxi.

The said jurors also find Stephen le Pestour, "pessoner," Henry his son, John de Lacy, Laurence ate Gate, brewer, Hamo le Chaundeller, Amicia Laurence, wife of John de Honylane, Stephen de Rothewelle, Richard de Yetingge, and John de Salesberi to be disturbers of the King's peace and abettors of the above Simon "Ricoungai" and his fellows.

Afterwards the King issued another writ to similar effect as the above. Witness the King at Westminster, 7 Dec., 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321].

Folio cxxxi b.

Pursuant to the above writ the aforesaid Simon "Ricongay," Robert de la Valeye, Thomas de Hodesdone, Nicholas de Donstaple, John le Clerk, Richard de Lenne, John de Dounham, and Simon del Crokedelane were attached on Wednesday before the Nativity of the Lord, 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321], to answer a charge of having disobeyed the order of the Justices at the Tower. Thereupon they come and plead not guilty, and demand a jury of the venue (de visneto) of Walebrok, Bradestret, Chepe, and Cornhill, against Thursday the morrow of St. Hillary [13 Jan.] next, and it was granted by mainprise, viz., to the said Simon Ricongay by mainprise of William le Forbour of the Poultry and Richard de Uggele; to Robert de la Valeye by mainprise of John Cristemasse and Edmund Mohaut; to Thomas de Hodesdone by mainprise of Robert le Hore and Robert de Stowe; to Nicholas de Dunstaple by mainprise of John le Hore and Robert le Hore; to John le Clerk by mainprise of Walter de Stebbenhethe and Adam "in the lane"; to Richard de Lenne by mainprise of John le Hore and Nicholas de Donstaple; to John de Dounham by mainprise of Henry de Norhamtone and Richard de Rothingge; to Simon del Crokedelane by mainprise of Henry Peronele and Henry de Stowe.

On the day appointed the said Simon and the rest came, as also the jury, viz., Elyas de Thorp, Geoffrey de Shrouesbury, Simon de Thorp, Simon le Fondour, William de St. Alban, Roger Priour, Henry de Bramptone, Walter ate Holte, William de Manhale, Peter le Coffrer, Peter de Pencriche, and Robert Saylebien, who find them guilty. They are thereupon committed to prison, but afterwards released on payment of fine.

Folio cxxxii.

Breve R' ad cap' terr' com' Heref' et al' in manus ipsius R'.

Writ to the Sheriffs of London to take into the King's hand the lands, tenements, rents, chattels, wardships, and marriages (not already seized) within their bailiwick belonging to Humphrey de Bohoun, Earl of Hereford and Essex, Roger de Mortimer of Wigemor, Roger de Mortimer de Chirk, (fn. 1) Roger Damori, (fn. 2) Hugh de Audele, (fn. 3) senior, Maurice de Berklee, (fn. 4) senior, and Maurice and Thomas his sons, John de Wilyngtone, (fn. 5) Henry Tyeis, (fn. 6) Bartholomew de Batlesmere, (fn. 7) Robert de Watevile, (fn. 8) Robert de Walkefare, (fn. 9) John de la Beche, Philip de la Beche, Ralph Gyffard, John de Chelmeresford, Bartholomew de Borghersh, Thomas de Aledone, (fn. 10) Walter Colpeper, (fn. 11) Thomas Colpeper, (fn. 12) Thomas de Chidecroft, and Richard de Chidecroft, and account for the same to the King's Chamber. Witness the King at Cirencestre, 27 Dec., 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321].

Breve R' direct' vic' ad liberand' Hamoni de Chigewell et soc' suo custodiam predict' terr, etc.

Writ to the same to deliver the property seized in pursuance of the above to Hamo de Chigwell and Gilbert de Wigetone for safe custody. Witness the King at Wynchecoumbe, (fn. 13) 28 Dec., 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321].

Litera d'ni R' qualit' les Mortimers se redd' eidem d' no R'.

Another copy of the King's letter addressed to the Mayor and citizens of London informing them of the surrender of the Mortimers at Shrewsbury. Dated at Shrewsbury, 22 Jan., 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321-2]. (fn. 14)

Concessio xls. facta Joceo le sergeant Camere per communitatem.

De eleccione Rad'i Borghard in servient'.

Thursday the eve of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1322], there being assembled a very great Commonalty at the Guildhall for the election of a Mayor, and Hamo de Chigwell being elected, (fn. 15) it was announced before the said Mayor, the Aldermen, and Commonalty that Joice, the Serjeant of the Chamber, was feeble and unable to execute recognizances and other duties appertaining to his office. Thereupon the Commonalty, having respect to his long service, granted him an annuity of 40s., and elected Ralph Borghard to be Serjeant, and he was forthwith sworn.

Folio cxxxii b.

Articuli Phelipar'.

Thursday after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321-2], Roger de Barwe, Henry Peronele, Peter Burel, "Richard" de Meltone, Roger le Hosiere, Robert Ramage, William Pilard, "oistermonger," Daniel Peleter, Andrew le Lung, Nicholas de Yepeswych, Robert de Stowe, Thomas de Buntyngford, Simon Blake, Robert de Grantle, William ate Whitechapele, William Osbern, John de Bedeford, and Agnes de Canterbury attached for exposing old cloth and other goods for sale at Cornhull, contrary to the orders of Hervey de Stantone and his fellow-justices itinerant at the Tower. Roger de Barwe, Henry Peronele, Peter Burel, "Roger" de Meltone, Roger le Hosiere, and Robert Ramage plead guilty; the rest plead not guilty, and demand a jury of the venue of Walebroke, Bradestret, Chepe, and Cornhull. Sureties for the latter, viz., John Waldechef, Gregory de Nortone, John de Notingham, Edmund Mohaut, Ralph le Chaundeller, Hervey de Bery, Hugh de Wygorn', Ralph de Empingham, John de Bromstede, William de Bery, Richard Uggele, William Mabely, Andrew de Wattone, and Robert de Stowe. The jurors, viz., Elyas de Thorp, Geoffrey de Schrouesbury, Simon de Thorp, Simon le Foundour, William de St. Alban, Roger Priour, Henry de Bramptone, William ate Holte, William de Manhale, Peter le Coffrer, Peter de Pencriche, and Robert Saylebien, find them all guilty except Agnes de Canterbury. A day given to come up for judgment, the following sureties being found, viz., Robert de Foxtone, Simon le Blake, Andrew de Wattone, Robert de Stowe, William ate Whitechapele, William Pilard, Richard de Grantle, John Bithewalle, Hugh de Gartone, William de Hakford, Richard de Uggele, John de Bomstede. Judgment given that they be committed to prison. Afterwards they are released on payment of various fines.

Folio cxxxiii.

Articuli Armurariorum.

Regulations made by the Armourers of London at the Husting of Common Pleas held on Monday the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.], 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321-2]. (fn. 16)

Folio cxxxiii b.

Custodia pueror' Joh'is Neweman.

At the Husting of Common Pleas held on Monday after the Purification B. M. [2 Feb.], 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321-2], the guardianship of Thomas, son of John Neweman, "tanner," and of Johanna, Cristina, and Alice, daughters of the same, and the sum of £16 belonging to the said children, were entrusted to [blank], widow of the same, (fn. 17) by Hamo de Chigwelle, the Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, Robert de Swalclyve, Richard de Gloucestre, Roger le Palmere, and the rest of the Aldermen. Sureties, viz., William le Fourbour of the Ward of Chepe, and Richard le Cordewaner of Bridge Ward. And be it known that the said Thomas was at that time aged three years, Johanna seven years, Cristina five years, and Alice three years.

Scriptum Will'i de Pertenale.

ijs. vjd.

Grant by Roger Beleng' and "Maisanda" his wife to William de Pertenale of 10s., annual rent charged on their shop in Wodestrate for a term of twelve years. Witnesses, John de Leicestre, John le Hore, Roger de Mymmes, John le Brewer, John de Mymmes, Richard le Hoder, Adam le Barber, and others [not named]. Dated Saturday after the Feast of St. Lucia [13 Dec.], 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321].

The above deed enrolled on Monday after the Feast of St. Valentine [14 Feb.], 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321-2].

Folio cxxxiv.

Grant by John Neel, gold-beater (aurimalleator), and Matilda de Kydemenstre his wife to Stephen de Berkyngge, hosier, of

Scriptum Steph'i de Berkyng' calligar.

ijs. vjd.

certain houses, shops, and rents in Cordewanerstrete, in the parish of St. Mary le Bow, situate near the property of Thomas Brok, William de Stanes, Thomas de Manchestre and Agnes his wife, Walter de Blecchingeleghe, and William de "Hankedene." To hold the same for life at an annual rent of 40s. 6d., subject to certain payments to the Prior and Convent of St. Bartholomew de Smethefelde and the Prior and Conventual Hospital of St. Mary without Bisshopesgate, and on condition that a certain Johanna Heyron enjoys the use and occupation of one of the shops demised. Witnesses, Richard de Holebeche, Ralph de Uptone, John de Writlee, Walter de Blechinggeleghe, Robert de Lincoln, Ralph the clerk, and others [not named]. Dated Wednesday the morrow of the Purification B. M. [2 Feb.], 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321-2].

Folio cxxxiv b.

Writ to the Sheriffs of London that they make proclamation for a levy of armed men between the ages of sixteen and sixty to be made in the City on the footing prescribed by the Statute of Winchester, (fn. 18) to assist the King against the Scots who had again invaded the realm. Witness the King at Gloucester, 7 Feb., 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321-2].

Another writ to the same, bidding them arrest all "contrariants" and their adherents found in the City, and make a return to the King of their estates before the first Sunday in Lent. Dated at Gloucester, 11 Feb., 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321-2].

Another writ to the same bidding them raise hue and cry against "contrariants" found in their bailiwick, and if necessary pursue them with a posse comitatus. Witness the King at Gloucester, 11 Feb., 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321-2]. (fn. 19)

Folio cxxxv.

Proclamation in the City for a levy to be made of armed men within the ages of sixteen and sixty as prescribed by the Statute of Winchester. [No date.]

Writ to the Sheriff of Middlesex in the same terms as that addressed (supra) to the Sheriffs of London from Gloucester under date 7 Feb., 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321-2].

Letters patent addressed to the Earls, Barons, Knights, Freemen, and others of the County of Middlesex, bidding them assist the Sheriff in the levy to be made on the footing prescribed by the Statute of Winchester, and warning all who offered opposition that the Sheriff was authorized to seize their bodies and property into the King's hand. Dated at Gloucester, 15 Feb., 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321-2].

Folio cxxxv b.

Scriptum mag'ri Rog'i de la Bere.

ijs. vjd.

Grant by Brother John de Cameltone, Prior of the house of Chikesand, (fn. 20) and the Convent of the same, of the Order of Sempryngham, in the Diocese of Lincoln, to Master Roger de la Beere, clerk, of an annual rent of £16, issuing from tenements held for life by Simon le Foundour under the said Prior and Convent in the parishes of St. Mary de Colcherch, St. Stephen de Colemanstrete, and St. Mildred in the Poultry. To hold the same for a term of forty years. Witnesses, Hamo de Chigewelle, the Mayor, Richard Costantin and Richard de Hakeneye, Sheriffs, John de Boreford, Richard de Betogne, Thomas de Betogne, John de Oxenford, Richard le Coffrer, Walter de Bardeneye, John Amis, clerk, and others [not named]. Dated at London, Christmas Eve, 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321].

Deed of covenant by the above Roger that the above grant, as well as certain bonds entered into by the said Prior and Convent as well as by the said Prior, Brother Gilbert de Ormesby, visitor (scrutator) (fn. 21) of the Order of Sempringham, and Brother John de Stotfold, the cellarer of the said house of Chikesand, shall be void on payment by the said Prior and Convent to the said Roger of the sum of £180 in manner prescribed. Dated at London, Thursday before the Feast of St. Gregory, viz., 11 March, A.D. 1321[-2].

Folio cxxxvi

Abyndon', Preston' nup' vic'.

Wednesday the morrow of the Purification B. M. [2 Feb.], 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321-2], came Simon de Abyndone and John de Prestone, late Sheriffs, before the Mayor and Aldermen and rendered their account touching a sum of £126 and half a mark, for which they had received letters under the Common Seal of the City.

Concessio heremitagii.

Monday after the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321-2], the hermitage near Bisshopesgate was granted for life to Stephen, called "le Roo," by the consent of Hamo de Chigwell, the Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, Robert de Swalclyve, Roger de Frowik, Simon de Abyndone, Roger le Palmere, John de Prestone, and Henry de Seccheford, Aldermen sitting in full Husting of Pleas of Land, provided he lived as became a hermit, otherwise he would be expelled by the Mayor and Aldermen for the time being.

In the Husting of Common Pleas held on Monday before the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321-2], the Moor of Haliwell and Vynesbery, (fn. 22) appertaining to the Chamber of the Guildhall, was demised, by assent of Hamo de Chigewell, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, to Robert le Joignour and Walter le Fannere for a term of seven years from Easter next at an annual rent of 4 marks. Sureties for the lessees, viz., Bernard le Carpenter and Thomas le Gardyner, who reside outside Bisshopesgate. (fn. 23)

Folio cxxxvi b.

Breve pro coronatore admittendo.

Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to the effect that whereas Stephen de Abyndone, the King's Butler, to whom appertains the office of Coroner of the City of London, (fn. 24) is unable to attend personally to the duties of the said office, owing to his being engaged in divers parts of the realm on the King's business, he had appointed John de Ileford to be his deputy, whom they are to admit to the said office on his making oath to serve well and faithfully therein. Dated at Shrewsbury, 18 Jan., 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321-2].

The above writ remains with the Rolls of Exigent in the chest with the Common Seal, &c.

Scriptum Joh'is de Pykenham.

ijs. vjd.

Grant by Lucy, daughter of Richard Jordon, to John de Pykenham, of the moiety of a certain tenement in the parish of St. Michael "ate Corne," (fn. 25) devised to her by will of her father proved and enrolled in the Husting, Monday, the Feast of St. Margaret [20 July], 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321]. (fn. 26) To hold the same for a term of seven years. Witnesses, Hamo de Chigewelle, Mayor, Richard Costantin and Richard de Hakeneie, Sheriffs, Nicholas de Farndone, Alderman of the Ward, Henry de Sechford, Adam le Marbrer, Walter le Kyng, Andrew de Sechford, Robert Neucomen, Elias de Farnham, Robert le Mazerer, and others [not named]. Dated Monday after the Feast of Purification B. M. [2 Feb.], 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321-2].

The Aldermen and good folk of the City of London to the King, praying that whereas he had permitted Hamo de Chigewelle, who was Mayor of the City at their nomination, to remain Mayor until the quinzaine of Easter next, (fn. 27) he would show them favour in respect of the said Mayoralty as well as of other franchises then under consideration of the King and his Council. Further, that whereas merchant strangers hesitated to come to the City with victuals for fear of having their goods seized, to the great loss of the King and his subjects, he may be pleased to give orders that such victuals should not be seized, so that merchants might freely come, and an end be put to the sudden scarcity that had arisen in the land. [No date.]

Folio cxxxvii.

Saturday after the octave of Easter [11 April], 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1322], there were elected, in the presence of Hamo de Chigewelle, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and Commonalty, certain men to guard the places where corn is sold and other places in order to prevent it from being taken out of the City or removed unsold from the market, viz.:-

Meters at Queenhithe.

John du Boys, bailiff of the said hithe, John Prest, underbailiff, Robert le Huthereve, Philip Balom, Roger le Joignour, Robert le Girdeler, Nicholas Hogge, Richard de Burgh, Andrew le Metere, Walter le Heymongere, Thomas le Ram.

Meters at Billyngesgate.

John de la Barre, John ate Marche, John de St. Magnus, William de Sandwich, "cordewaner," Robert le Clerk, John le Wharvager, Adam de Reigate, William Hamond.

Breve R' pro Parliamento.

Writ to the Sheriffs of London for the election of two citizens to represent the City in a Parliament to be held at York, three weeks after Easter [11 April]. Witness the King at Derby, 14 March, 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1321-2].

Litera super dicto breve, etc.

Letter under the Common Seal from Hamo de Chigwelle, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and Commonalty to the King, notifying the appointment of Robert de Swalclyve, Reginald de Conduit, William de Hakford, and Gregory de Nortone, all, three, or two of them to attend the above Parliament. Dated 18 April, 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1322]. (fn. 28)

L'ra co'itat' missa pro vic' excusand' ne in partibus borialibus ad d'um R' veniant, etc.

Letter from Hamo de Chigwelle, the Mayor, and good folk of the City of London to the King, notifying that whereas the King had addressed a writ to the Sheriff of Middlesex bidding him appear in person before the King and bring with him the knights, esquires, and horsemen of the said county, the King is informed that the said county is joined (est annex) to the City of London, and the Sheriffs (viscontes) of the said City are Sheriff (viscont') of the said county, and that William de Norwiz, their deputy in the said county, had gone to Wales in the King's service in the company of Master John Waleweyn in a matter greatly affecting the office of the Exchequer. (fn. 29) Therefore Walter Crepyn, on behalf of the county, will explain what proceedings have taken place on the King's orders, and the King is asked to excuse the presence of the Sheriffs, for without them the City could not be fitly guarded nor the King's commands executed. Dated 12 March [15 Edward II., A.D. 1321-2].

Folio cxxxvii b.

[The same] to the King, in reply to a request for an armed contingent against the Scots, expressing their readiness to furnish him with 500 foot-soldiers for forty days at the City's charges, or to provide 2,000 marks in money or victual, as the King might prefer. A reply is desired by Walter de Norwiz, Warden of the King's Treasury, (fn. 30) the bearer. Dated 20 April, 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1322].

M d quod istud debitum solut'est et civitas habet inde acquietanciam.

Bond entered into by the Mayor and Commonalty of the City for payment of £100 to Gerardin Johannis, Bono Philippi, Dino Forcetti, and Pietro Reynerii and their fellow-merchants of the company of the Bardi of Florence, at the Feast of the Ascension next. Dated 20 April, A.D. 1322.

Scriptum executor' test'i Galfr'i de Brandone, etc.

ijs. vjd.

Deed of indemnity by Robert Gumme de Keleseie, late apprentice of Geoffrey de Brandone, mercer, and Johanna his wife, daughter of the said Geoffrey, to Alice, relict of the said Geoffrey, (fn. 31) Sir Robert the parson of Eselyngham, (fn. 32) William de Elsynge, and Thomas de Cauntebrige, executors of the said Geoffrey; also acquittance from the same to the same for a certain legacy. Dated at London, Thursday after the Feast of SS. Philip and James [1 May], 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1322]. Witnesses, Robert de Keleseie, John de Orletone, Thomas de Cauntebrige, Richard de Elsynge, Laurence le Botoner, Gerald Latoner, Robert de Moriby, clerk, and others [not named].

Folio cxxxviii.

Letter of Privy Seal addressed to the Mayor and good folks of the City of London thanking them for their offer to provide the King with a force of 500 foot-soldiers to aid in the war with Scotland, or to give him 2,000 marks in money or victual, whichever the King might prefer. They are informed that, in order to spare the men a long march, the King prefers to have the money, which he desires to be forwarded to him before Parliament ends. He further desires, for the honour of the City, that a contingent of 100 select and trustworthy men, well apparelled, may be sent to him as a bodyguard at the City's expense. Dated at York, 1 May, 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1322].

Pursuant to the above order, all the Aldermen and twelve men from each Ward were summoned to meet on Saturday, the 15th May; on which day came Hamo de Chigwelle, the Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, Roger de Frowik, Richard de Gloucestre, Hamo Godchep, John de Prestone, John Poyntel, Hugh de Gartone, Robert Sely, Henry de Seccheford, Elias de Suffolk, Simon de Abyndone, Roger le Palmere, Edmund Lambyn, Richard Costantyn, Aldermen, Richard de Hakeneie, Sheriff, and a very great Commonalty......[ends abruptly].

Script' Petri Darras et Petronill' ux' ejus per Hug' ate Cokke.

Lease by Hugh ate Cok and "Cristiene" his wife to Peter Darraz and "Perounele" his wife of certain chambers in their houses situate in the parish of St. Mary de "Farncherche" for a term of seven years from Michaelmas next. Witnesses, Hamo de Chigwelle, the Mayor, Richard de Hakeneye and Richard Costantin, the Sheriffs, Walter de Stebenhethe, Richard ate Sterre, Adam "Inthelane," Richard de Merk, and others [not named]. Dated 10 May, 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1322].

Folio cxxxviii b.

Acquietanc' Joh'is Dode, etc.

Deed of acquittance by Hamo de Chigwelle, the Mayor, and the Commonalty, to John, son of John Dode, late Chamberlain, and his co-executors, on their rendering an account of the said late Chamberlain for the time he held office. Dated 28 March, 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1322]. Witnesses, Hamo de Chigwelle, the Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, Robert de Swalclyve, Hamo Godchep, Elias de Suffolk, Richard de Gloucestre, John de Prestone, John Prior, Roger le Palmere, Henry de Seccheford, Robert Sely, Aldermen, Richard Costantyn and Richard de Hakeneie, Sheriffs, and William de Bodele.

Friday after the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul [29 June], 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1322], William Diry elected and sworn Warden of the Tron in the presence of Hamo de Chigwelle, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and the Commonalty.

Acquietanc' Roberti le Callere per Joh' Osekyn.

Deed of acquittance by John, son of Robert Osekyn, late carpenter, to Robert le Callere, his guardian, (fn. 33) for his property. Dated Trinity Sunday [6 June], 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1322].

nil quia Ald'rus.

Enrolled on Monday after the Feast of Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr [7 July], 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1322].

Folio cxxxix

Inquisicio capta super quibusd' armaturis empt' in London ad testificand' empcionem, etc.

Saturday after the Translation of St. Thomas [7 July], 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1322], John de Kestevene, John le Clerk, "marchaunt," Henry de Herepol, Geoffrey de Rothinge, William de "Lausehell," William le Heauberger, and Saloman le Coffrer, citizens and armourers of London, sworn before Hamo de Chigewelle, the Mayor, to inquire as to the price and value of certain armour bought by Nicholas de Tunstall and Richard Seyntes, attorneys of Henry Husee and Nicholas Gentil, late commissioned by the King to raise 500 foot-soldiers in the counties of Surrey and Sussex. They say on oath that the said Nicholas and Richard purchased of the said John de Kestevene 100 "aketones," 100 "bacinettes," and 100 gloves of iron for £80, the price of each "aketone," "bacinet," and glove being 16s., and further gave as a courtesy for the making, 12d. Also they purchased of John le Clerk, merchant, 100 "bacinettes" for £19 10s. [sic], the price of each being 3s. 6d.; and of Henry de Herepol, "armurer," 100 "aketones" and 100 "bacinettes" for £75, the price of each "aketone" and "bacinet" being 15s. Also of Geoffrey de Rothinge 300 pairs of iron gloves, the price of each pair being 12d. Total, £15. Also of William de "Lansehulle" 100 "aketones" and 100 "bacinettes" for £60, the price of each being 12s., for which the said William received in hand 60s. 1d. Sealed with the Mayoralty Seal, and dated the day and year aforesaid.

Scriptum Rob' fil' J. de Sellingge.

ijs. vja.

Assignment by John de Sellynge, apothecary, to Robert his son of his life interest in a shop in Chepe, in the parish of St. Mary Magdalen, with remainder to Henry le Waleys. Witnesses, Robert le Bret, John de Castelacre, Osbert de Arcubus, Geoffrey de Subberi, Peter son of William, Thomas de Wyght, John de Foxtone, and others [not named]. Dated 1 July, 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1322].

Afterwards, viz., on Friday after the Translation of St. Thomas [7 July], 20 Edward II. [A.D. 1326], came the above Robert de Sellyngge before Robert de Swalclife, Alderman, and the Chamberlain, and surrendered his interest in the above shop to his father.

Scriptum predicti R' de Sellyngge.

ijs. vjd.

Grant by the above John de Sellinge to his aforesaid son of certain quitrents issuing from a tenement formerly held by John de Hortone, in the parish of St. Nicholas Shambles, which rents he and Robert de Renham had received from the executors of Hugh de Hereford. Also to his said son he grants his interest in a tenement in the said parish under the will of Alditha, wife of John Dachet. Witnesses, Roger Hosebonde, Nicholas Crane, John de Lyndeseye, Walter de Belhous, John Champyoun, John Guyoun, and others [not named].

The above deed was enrolled on Monday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr [7 July], 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1322].

Folio cxxxix b.

Quoddam mem d de Burellar' de Candelwikstrete.

Saturday before the Feast [of Translation] of St. Thomas the Martyr [7 July], 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1322], Simon de Kynardesle and Thomas Gubion, Knts., complained to Hamo de Chigwelle, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, that Thomas de Wynchestre, William de Braghynge, Thomas de Kent, John le Yonge, and Sampson de Waledene refused to deliver certain cloth which they had purchased on the King's behalf. The said Thomas de Wynchestre and the rest, being questioned, say that they sold certain cloth at a certain price for the King's use, but not to the complainants. Being further questioned, they say they sold 60 pieces of cloth of Candelwickstrete (fn. 34) for the King's use to William de Marny and Roger de Berners for £153, of which they were forthwith paid £63 and half a mark, and they were ready to deliver the cloth to the said William and Roger according to contract. Thereupon the complainants say that William de Marny and Roger de Berners are in custody for some crime, and that they (the complainants) had been sent for the cloth and other necessaries. The cloth is, by the Mayor's orders, to be given up, but the complainants declare that they only require 30 pieces, which they wish to take at the original price, and to this the said Thomas de Wynchestre and the others object. Eventually it was agreed that the complainants should have the 30 pieces for £43 out of the aforesaid sum of £63, the balance being kept in hand until the question of damages be settled.

Folio cxl.

Admissio Joh'is Hauteyn in Aldr'm.

Monday after the Feast of St. Laurence (fn. 35) [10 Aug.], 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1322], John, son of Walter Hauteyn, mercer, elected Alderman of Bradestrete Ward, and sworn, for that Henry Nasard, who formerly held the office, had not sufficient leisure from the King's business in the North.

Admissio Ric'i de Hakeneie in Ald'.

The same day, Richard de Hakeneie, woolmonger, elected and sworn Alderman of the Ward of Billyngesgate, for that William de Hedersete, the previous Alderman, being a collector of customs, had not sufficient leisure.

Auditors of the account of Elias le Callere, Walter Gorst, John Sterre, and Robert Motun, receivers of the money for the new charter and the confirmation of charters, &c., anno 12 [Edward II.], (fn. 36) viz., John de Prestone, Hugh de Gartone, Roger le Paumer, Robert Sely, John Hauteyn, Thomas Prentiz, John Sellynge, John de Oxford, John Hosebond, Henry Monqoi, and John de Dallynge, senior.

Acquittance from the King for the sum of 1,200 marks, part of 2,000 marks which the citizens had promised in aid of the war with Scotland. Witness, W[alter Stapleton], Bishop of Exeter, the King's Treasurer. (fn. 37) Dated at York, 23 Aug., 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1322].

Acquietanc' d' ni R. de mille et cc marc', etc.

Be it known that the said 1,200 marks were sent to the lord the King by Thomas ate Welde, serjeant to Richard de Hakeneie the Sheriff, and Thomas de Bedewell, serjeant to Richard Constantyn the Sheriff, on Saturday the eve of the Assumption [15 Aug.], the year aforesaid. The acquittance remains in the custody of Andrew Horn, the Chamberlain.

De eleccione Thom' Osbern in abrocar' vinorum.

Saturday after the Nativity B. M. [8 Sept.], 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1322], Thomas Osbern elected broker of wines by Richard de Rothyngge, Richard le Taverner, "chaucer," William de Burgh, Walter de Conduit, and Henry de Kent, vintners, and sworn before Hamo de Chigwelle, Robert Sely, and Edmund Lambyn, Aldermen, and Andrew Horn, the Chamberlain, &c.

Folio cxl b.

Scriptum Rob'i le Forest' per Ric'm de Haveryngge.

Grant by Richard de Haveryngge and Johanna his wife to Robert le Forestier de Aldenham, citizen and gold-beater (auriverberator) of London, and "Galiana" his wife of certain quitrents of a tenement held of the said grantors by Sewal de Spryngfeld and Alice his wife in the lane and parish of St. Lawrence, Jewry. Dated Monday after the Feast of Nativity of St. John Baptist [24 June], 15 Edward II. [A.D. 1322].

The above deed enrolled Wednesday after the Feast of Nativity B. M. [8 Sept.], 16 Edward II. [A.D. 1322].

Footnotes

1 Uncle of the preceding (vide supra, p. 150n.). After making submission to the King in Jan., 1322 (vide supra, p. 150), he remained several years a prisoner in the Tower, where he died in August, 1326. His body was conveyed to Chirk Castle, co. Denbigh, where he was buried like his grandfather and great grandfather before him. 'Chron. Edward I. and II.,' i. 312.
2 Roger D'Amory, like Hugh le Despenser the younger and the younger Hugh de Audley, married one of the three sisters and coheiresses of Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester. In the following March (1322) he was captured at Tutbury, and soon afterwards died. Id., ii. 75, 268.
3 Taken prisoner with the Mortimers. Id., ii. 74.
4 Made prisoner with John de Wilyngtone and others at Bannockburn in 1314. Two years later he had assisted the King to reduce Bristol by cutting off all approach by water. In 1321 he joined the Barons in their attack on the Despensers. In the following February (1322) submitted to the King and kept prisoner in Wallingford Castle, where he died after making an abortive attempt to escape. Id., ii. 206, 222, 265, 273-5.
5 Like Maurice de Berkley and Bartholomew de Badlesmere, he had taken part in reducing Bristol for the King, and like them had also sided with the Barons, under the Earl of Lancaster, against the Despensers. After the fall of Lancaster he fled to Bristol, and was there hanged on 5 April, 1322. Id., ii. 222, 302.
6 "Tyeys" or "Tyes." After the defeat of the Earls at Boroughbridge (16 March, 1322) he was carried through the midst of the City and hanged in a parti-coloured costume (in una gonella quartilata de viridi et croceo). Id., i. 303.
7 Another of those who were compelled to break with the King owing to the Despensers. In November last (1321) Edward had laid siege to the castle of Leeds, co. Kent, one of the estates of Bartholomew de Badlesmere, to avenge an insult offered to his Queen (vide supra, p. 147), and Lady Badlesmere, together with Bartholomew de Burghersh, Walter Colpeper (whose names are mentioned in the writ), and others who defended the castle, were eventually made prisoners and sent to the Tower. Badlesmere himself was absent from the castle at the time, but he was afterwards taken at Stow Park, and hanged at Canterbury in Easter week (1322). Id., ii. 262; Aungier, 'Fr. Chron.' (Riley's trans.), pp. 254-5.
8 Made prisoner at Boroughbridge with John de Wilyngtone and Philip de la Beche, mentioned in the writ. 'Chron. Edward I. and II.,' i. 302.
9 Imprisoned in Corfe Castle, whence in 1326 he contrived to make his escape. 'Chron. Edw. I. and II.,' i. 311.
10 Thomas de Aldone is said by some to have been castellain of Leeds at the time of the siege. Hasted's 'Hist. of Kent,' p. 474 n.
11 Hanged at Winchelsea in Nov., 1322. Aungier, 'Fr. Chron.' (Riley's trans.), p. 254; 'Chron. Edward I. and II.,' i. 299.
12 The castellain of Leeds Castle who refused admittance to Queen Isabella. Hasted's 'Hist. of Kent,' p. 474.
13 Co. Glouc.
14 Cf. supra, p. 150.
15 Cf. 'Cal. Letter-Book D,' p. 31.
16 Set out in 'Memorials,' pp. 145, 146.
17 Her name appears to have been Cristina. Hust. Roll 47 (93).
18 Stat. 13 Edward I. caps. 4-6. Cf. supra, p. 25; 'Liber Cust.,' 11. 673.
19 A similar writ addressed to the Sheriff of York is set out in Rymer's 'Fodera,' vol. ii. pt. i. p. 473.
20 Co. Beds.
21 "Idem. qui circator et summus speculator in monasterus, visitator. Vide statuta ordinis de Sempringham, c. 5, 7" (Du Cange).
22 This moor, which formed a part of the manor of Finsbury, was granted by the Prebendary of Finsbury in 1315 to the Mayor and Commonalty at an annual lent of 20s. Two centuries later it was held by the City on a renewable lease. In 1769 an Act of Parliament was sought for and obtained to enable Dr. Wilson, then Prebendary, to grant a lease to the City of the prebendal estate of Halliwell and Finsbury for a term of ninetynine years from Christmas, 1769; but for some reason or other the clause for renewal was omitted from this Act, and in 1867 the lease expired and the estate passed into the hands or the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. See App., Hist. MSS. Com., Ninth Report, p. 8 b; Report Co. Co., 5 March, 1868.
23 'Memorials,' p. 146.
24 Stephen de Abyndone, like Walter de Waldeshef, Henry de Say, William Trente, Adam de Rokesle, and others before him, recorded in the 'Liber Custumarum' (i. 239-246) as having been Chamberlains between 4 Edward I. and 14 Edward II., appears to have been the King's Chamberlain, in contradistinction to the City's Chamberlain. It was to the King's Chamberlain, sometimes spoken of as the King's Butler or as taker of his wines (captor vinorum), and not to the City's Chamberlain, that the Coronership of the City appertained. This distinction was lost sight of in the editor's introduction to 'Cal. Letter-Book B' (pp. viii-ix).
25 Otherwise St. Michael le Quern.
26 See 'Calendar of Wills, Court of Hust.,' i. 289.
27 By writ dated at Gloucester, 8 Feb., 1322. Rymer, 'Fodera,' vol. ii. pt. i. p. 473.
28 The writ for this Parliament (to meet on the 2nd May) and the City's letter or commission thereon are printed in Palgrave's 'Parl. Writs,' vol. ii. pt. ii. p. 252.
29 Pur ceo qil seyt grantement del office del Escheccere.
30 Walter de Norwich became a Baron of the Exchequer in 1311, and the same year was made lieutenant of the treasurership. In 1314 he became treasurer, and was Chief Baron 1317- 1329. 'Chion. Edward I. and II.,' i. 218 n., 285 n.
31 Her will, dated 20 March, 23 Edward III., A.D. 1349 [sic], was enrolled in the Husting in October, 1349 ('Cal. of Wills,' i. 612-13). In this will there is nothing to show that she had been the wife of Geoffrey de Brandon, although she founds a chantry in the church of St. Thomas de Acon for the good of his soul and the souls of others. A will of the same date, and practically the same as that enrolled in the Husting, is recorded in a cartulary of the Mercers' Company, but there she is styled Alice de Brandon, "late wife of John de Orleton," whose soul is also to partake of the benefits of her chantry. See 'Some Account of the Hospital of St. Thomas of Acon, &c.,' by John Watney, F.S.A. (privately printed, 1892), p. 246.
32 Or" Islyngham" (cf. supra, p. 150); Isleham, co. Cambr.
33 Vide supra, p. 82.
34 The cloth trade was at this time carried on for the most part by Burellers of Candlewick Street. Cf. 'Cal. Letter-Book D,' p. 113 n.
35 In Letter-Book D the date of election is given as Monday the eve (vigilia) of St. Laurence. 'Cal. LetterBook D,' pp. 315-16.
36 Vide supra, pp. 59, 60, 105, 134.
37 Appointed Treasurer in 1320, but removed in 1325, and murdered in the City the following year. 'Chron. Edward I. and II.,' i. 287; ii. 283, 289.