Folios ccxxx-ccxxxiii b.
Statute made at Westminster by the Parliament which commenced to sit on the 3rd February, 11 Richard II. [A.D. 1387-8]. (fn. 1)
Folio ccxxxiii b.
Eleccio Vice comitum.
Monday the Feast of St. Matthew [21 Sept.], 12 Richard II.
[A.D. 1388], in the presence of Nicholas Extone, the Mayor,
John Hadle, Nicholas Twyford, Knt., William Venour and
Hugh Fastolf, the Sheriffs, William More, John Chircheman,
John Fraunceys, John Loveye, John Shadworth, William
Sheryngham, William Wottone, John Walcote, and Thomas
Austyn, Aldermen, and the Commonalty assembled in the
Guildhall for the election of Sheriffs, the aforesaid Mayor
elected Adam Karlille and the Commonalty elected Thomas
Austyn to be Sheriffs for the year ensuing.
Eleccio auditor' compoti Cam'ar'.
And John Walcote and John Loveye, Aldermen, Geoffrey
Cremelford and John Forster, goldsmith, John Donyngtone,
draper, and William Parker, mercer, Commoners, were elected
auditors of the accounts of the Chamberlain and Wardens of
Co'e consilium pro civib' London' ad parliamentum Cantebrig' profectur' et pro eorum ex pensis.
Precept for the Commons to attend before the Mayor and
Aldermen at the Guildhall on Monday next at 8 o'clock, under
penalty of 20s., to consult on certain matters touching the coming
Parliament and the City itself. Pursuant to which precept, the
following came to the Chamber of the Common Council at the
Guildhall on the 31st Aug., 12 Richard II. [A.D. 1388], viz.:—
Farndone (13): John Hylle, John Cantoys, Elys Westone,
Leonard Northamptone, Robert Boxford, Thomas Polle, Roger
Haukewelle, Robert Lynne, Simon atte Nax, George Cressy,
Thomas Duke, Thomas Pantone, Thomas Boner.
Castelbaynard (6): John Asshurst, Thomas Freke, John Asshe,
Michael Chirt, Richard Burnham, John John [sic] Reynold.
Bredestret (12?): Thomas Rolf, John Ragenhulle; William
Stapultee, Michael Cornwaylle, John Manyngtone, John Bryklesworth, John Scorfey, Robert Yvyngo, William Pountfreyt,
Thomas Miton, Michael Cornwaille [sic], Ralph Rede.
Queenhithe (7): John Trigg, Robert Parys, John Waryner,
John Graveney, Henry Grenecobbe, Richard Abel, John
Cordwanerstret (12): Fulk Horwode, Robert Lyndesey,
Richard Loseye, Henry Stacy, Thomas atte Mulle, John Shallyngford, Robert Haryngey, Richard Hatfeld, Robert Louthe,
Roger Martyn, Robert Dane, Roger Peyntour.
Aldrichesgate (9): John Somerville, John Bokkynge, John
Dancastre, John Pynchebeke, John Lutone, John Bathe, William
Haper, Philip atte Vyne, John Lesnes.
Crepulgate (15): Robert Asshcombe, William Evote, John
Wodecok, Gibbon Prynce, William Thomer, John Oxewyk,
Thomas Twyford, John Hore, John Corant, John Furneux,
Thomas Baret, John Wakele, William Larke, Matthew Assby,
Bassieshawe (3): Peter Wottone, John Bokelsmyth, Thomas
Colmanstret (2): Thomas Chapman, Robert Hanelok (Havelok ?).
Chepe (19): Geoffrey Cremulford, John Frankleyn, Thomas
Vyvent, Robert Gupheye, William Hyde, William Waddesworth, John Cosyn, Robert Cursoun, John Boxtone, Thomas
Pope, John Sevesterre, William Potenham, Richard Brendwode,
John Clerk, "pulter," Henry Permestede, Walter Andeby, John
Lane, Roger Dalby, John Reve.
Bisshopesgate (9): Henry Herbury, John Sibile, Peter Torold,
Adam Ratteseye, Thomas atte Swan, Bartholomew Mildenhale,
Roger Astone, Godfrey Cost, Adam Fermer.
Bradestret (6): William Wodehous, John Clenhand, "Benet"
Cornwaylle, Robert Lyndewyk, Esmond Hoddesdone, John
Lymstret (3): John Clapshethe, Richard Gregorie, Richard
Portsokne (3): William Burford, William Wodeward, William Dawe.
Algate (4): Richard Morell, John Devenyshe, Thomas Clayman, Hankyn Goldbeter.
Tower (13): John Norwiche, Thomas Ally, Richard Wyllesdone, John Cheverelle, William Tonge, Hugh Sprot, Hugh
Boys, William Duntone, Thomas Evesham, John Welde,
Nicholas Pays, Thomas Garnet, William Permay.
Bridge (14): Richard Blounvile, John Pountfreyt, Thomas
Palmere, John Sandhurst, Henry Petipas, William Bys, John
Mokkynge, William atte Seel, Peter Whytyngdone, William
Attelee, Thomas Mallynge, Richard Radwelle, Thomas
Pottesgrave, William Radwelle.
Langbourne (7): Thomas Noket, William Fitz Hugh, Thomas
Bonauntre, John Dyke, Lawrence Joynour, Robert Honyford,
Cornhulle (16): John Brykhulle, John Langhorn, John
Gofayre, Thomas Leuesham, Thomas Irland, Aleyn Rokesby,
Thomas Birche, Richard Manhale, John Yve, John Claydiche,
John Mustour, John Olyver, John Derlynge, Richard Wade,
Andrew Smythe, Walter Pykenham.
Candelwykstrete (7): John Lucas, Roger Crisp, John Brounesbury, William Yvory, John Jurdon, John Pope, John Olneye.
Walbroke (13): John Sely, John Basse, William Sudbury,
John Parker, Elys Bokkynge, Thomas Strode, Roger Abbot,
Robert Stavertone, William Knyght, William Fremyngham,
Geoffrey Bircham, Nicholas Vylers, John Tyderle.
Vintry (3): William Sharpyng, John Tilney, William Boyvile.
Douegate (5): William Wyght, John Wiltshyre, Ralph
Lobenham, Nicholas Snypston, John Bisshope.
Billingesgate (9): William Ancroft, John Wade, John
Beaufront, Thomas Lyncoln, William Reynwelle, "Gibon"
Maunfeld, John Claverynge, William Gorynge, John Claydone.
And the Mayor and Aldermen elected Adam Bamme and
Henry Vanner, Aldermen, and the Commons elected William
Tonge and John Clenhande, to represent the City at the Parliament to be held at Cantebrige on the morrow of the Nativity
B. M. [8 Sept.] next ensuing. (fn. 2) And whereas Richard Odyham,
the Chamberlain, had nothing in hand to pay their expenses, (fn. 3) it
was agreed that the same should be defrayed out of the revenue
coming to the Guildhall after Michaelmas next, the Mayor and
those elected receiving equal sums until satisfied, saving always
the fees payable to the City's officers and repairs of the rents of
L'ra de privato sigillo pro Maiore eligendo.
Letter of Privy Seal to the Mayor, Sheriffs, Aldermen, good
folks, and all the Commonalty to take steps to secure the peaceable election of a trusty and loyal Mayor for the year ensuing.
Dated at Cantebrigge, 10 Oct., 12 Richard II. [A.D. 1388].
Folio ccxxxiv b.
Br'e pro elec cione Maioris faciend' sine rumoribus et contumeliis.
Writ to the same to similar effect, and warning the Sheriffs
that they would be held responsible for any danger that might
arise from a disturbance of the peace at the coming election.
Witness the King at Cantebrigge, 11 Oct., 12 Richard II.
Eleccio Nich'i Twyford milit' in Maiorem London'.
Tuesday the Feast of Translation of St. Edward [13 Oct.],
12 Richard II. [A.D. 1388], in the Chamber of the Guildhall, in
the presence of Nicholas Extone, the Mayor, John Hadle,
Nicholas Twyford, Knt., William Cheyne, the Recorder, John
Chircheman, John Fresshe, William More, William Venour,
Hugh Fastolf, John Shadworth, William Sheryngham, John
Loveye, John Rote, John Fraunceys, John Walcote, Thomas
Austyn, Thomas Wilford, and Adam de St. Ive, Aldermen, and
the aforesaid Thomas Austyn and Adam Karlille, the Sheriffs,
and an immense Commonalty assembled there for the election
of a Mayor, the aforesaid Nicholas Twyford (fn. 4) was elected
Mayor for the year ensuing. Afterwards, viz., on the Feast
of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], he was sworn in the Guildhall,
and on the morrow was presented, admitted and sworn before
the Barons of the Exchequer.
Exon'acio Joh'is Norffolk ab assisis.
26 Nov., 12 Richard II. [A.D. 1388], John Northfolk, "taillour,"
discharged by Nicholas Twyford, Knt., the Mayor, and the
Aldermen from serving on juries, &c., owing to increasing age.
Breve progaola de Neugate deliberanda.
Letters patent appointing Walter Cloptone, Robert Cherltone,
Nicholas Twyford, the Mayor, William Thernynge, Thomas
Pynchebek, William Cheyne, William Rikhulle, and William
Gascoigne, or any seven, six, five, four, three, or two (the
Mayor being one), to be Justices for gaol-delivery of Neugate.
Witness the King at Westminster, 6 Nov., 12 Richard II.
Br'e q'd quel't mistera London' deferat l'ras patentes Regis suas misteras tangentes in Cancellar' Regis.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs enjoining them, for certain
reasons laid before the King and his Council at the last Parliament held at Cambridge, to make proclamation for all Masters,
Wardens, and Surveyors of misteries and crafts in the City and
suburbs who have in their possession any charters or letters
patent from the King or his progenitors touching the said
misteries and crafts, to bring into the King's Chancery such
charters and letters patent before the Feast of the Purification
[2 Feb.] next, under penalty of forfeiture of all privileges, &c.,
contained therein, and to await the judgment of the King and
his Council, with the authority of Parliament, on the same
The said Mayor and Sheriffs are, further, to inform the King
and his Council of the days and places when and where this
proclamation is made by the octave of St. Hillary. Witness
the King at Westminster, 1 Nov., 12 Richard II. [A.D. 1388].
Br'e ad p'sent and' in Cancellar' gildas et fraternitates London' et eor' possessiones.
Another writ to the same to make proclamation for all
Masters and Wardens of guilds and fraternities in the City and
suburb to certify the King and his Council in Chancery in
writing, before the Feast of the Purification [2 Feb.], of all
particulars touching their foundation, government, property,
&c., under similar penalty. Date as above. (fn. 5)
Folio ccxxxv b.
Masters of Misteries sworn.
Tapicers: John Ede, Peter Colcok, Roger Michel, John Silkstone, sworn the 6th Oct., 12 Richard II. [A.D. 1388], to govern
the mistery and to present defects to the Mayor, Aldermen,
and Chamberlain, &c.
Cordwainers: Robert Pottone, Simon Goderiche, John atte
Hille, Simon atte Welle, sworn the 9th Oct., the same year.
Girdlers: William Sewale, John Nasynge, William Picot,
sworn the 29th Oct., the same year.
Barbers: John Haydone, Henry Cook, sworn the 10th Sept.,
the same year.
Fullers: William Elys, John Crokesley, John Mordon, John
Swift, sworn the 14th Nov., the same year.
Foreign Weavers: Reginald Ralus of Brabant, William Millere
of Flanders, sworn the 19th Nov., the same year.
"Diers" :Henry Grenecobbe, John Market, sworn the
23rd Nov., the same year.
Weavers: William Belton, Thomas Pynnok, sworn the 19th
Nov., the same year.
Pynners: John Byltone, John Stanes, John Rede, Laurence
Gornefen (Gornefeu?), sworn the 27th Nov., the same year.
Vintners: Richard Litlyngtone, Richard Pattesle, John Mokkynge, John Wakele. [No date].
Hatteres: Richard Lyncoln, William atte Gate, sworn the
3rd Dec., the same year.
Declaracio' cujusdam statuti de vendicione victu alium etc.
Letters patent reciting the statutes of 9 and 25 Edward III.,
confirmed in the Parliament of Feb., 1388, (fn. 6) touching the right
of free trade allowed to all merchants whatsoever, and explaining that the order forbidding civic authorities to interfere with
merchants at Fairs and elsewhere was not intended to preclude
them from the right of survey and assize of victuals exposed for
sale and of punishment of offenders. Dated at Westminster,
10 Nov., 12 Richard II. [A.D. 1388].
Consimiles bille misse fuerunt cuil't Aldermanno pro Wardemot' et aliis necessariis.
4 Dec. , precept to the Aldermen, under the Mayoralty
seal, that they hold a Wardmote according to ancient custom;
that they see that two or four loaves of bread are sold for 1d.,
and that the bread be made of good paste and of just weight;
that brewers sell their ale at a certain price and by measure,
and not by "hanaps," (fn. 7) and not sell it to hucksters to be sold
again; that they see that proper watch be kept in their Wards
at Christmas; and that they cause half of the fifteenth granted
in the last Parliament to be collected, and the money brought
into the Guildhall by Candlemas next.
Folio ccxxxvi b.
Writ pluries to the Sheriffs to induct Robert Lyncoln into
the office of Keeper of the house or hospital of St. Mary de
"Bethdelem" without Bisshopsgate, or to certify the cause why
they have not done so. Witness the King at Westminster,
11 Jan., 12 Richard II. [A.D. 1388-9].
Return made to the above, to the effect that the said house
or hospital was full, John Gardiner, clerk, having been appointed
Keeper by William Walworth, late Mayor, inasmuch as the
patronage thereof appertained to the Mayor and citizens, and
therefore they were unable to induct Robert Lyncoln.
L'ra patens pro una quinta decima.
Letters patent appointing Adam de St. Yve, John Hende,
Thomas Noket, and Thomas Vyvent commissioners to levy in
the City half of the fifteenth granted by the Parliament at
Cantebrigge, and to have the money ready by the Feast of the
Annunciation [25 March], the other half remaining until the
Feast of Nativity of St. John Bapt. [24 June]. Witness the King
at Westminster, 16 Nov., 12 Richard II. [A.D. 1388].
Letter under the seals of the Mayoralty and of the City's
Chamber from Nicholas Twyford, Knt., the Mayor, and Richard
Odiham, the Chamberlain, to the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's
to admit John Neuton, Rector of the church of Halstede, (fn. 8) in the
diocese of Canterbury, to the chantry of Henry de Guldeford,
called "le Marechal," in St. Paul's Church in place of Thomas
Bailly, the chaplain of the same, the said persons having agreed
to exchange benefices. Dated in the Chamber of the Guildhall,
12 Feb., A. D. 1388[-9].
A general proclamation forbidding night-walking after curfew; regulating taverns, hostels, and breweries; forbidding
"pastelers" to buy "garbage" of capons, guinea-fowls, or
geese from cooks of Bredestrete or from the houses of lords for
the purpose of making pasties for sale, under penalty prescribed;
also against making beef pasties to represent venison; against
forestalling victuals; against bringing corn elsewhere than to
the markets accustomed; and prescribing limits to fishing in the
Thames, the sale of fish and poultry, &c. (fn. 9)
Folio ccxxxvii b.
Inquisicio de vero valore terr' et ten' Hans Strawysburgh.
Tuesday after the Feast of St. Lucia [13 Dec.], 12 Richard II.
[A.D. 1388], a jury appointed, viz., Edward Bromle, John Goudgrom, Geoffrey Baret, John Page, Thomas Ingram, John Yonge,
John Kent, William Harewe, John Heyward, John Haverhulle,
John Devenisshe, and Thomas Clayman, to inquire as to the
age of Alice, daughter of Hans Strawesburgh, "brodurer,"
and particulars of lands and tenements without Algate which
she had inherited.
Wednesday before the Feast of St. Valentine [14 Feb.],
12 Richard II. [A.D. 1388-9], Edmund Noreys, Warden, and the
Chaplains of the Guildhall Chapel present a petition before
Nicholas Twyford, Knt., the Mayor, and the Aldermen, praying
that the sum of £200 in the hands of the Chamberlain, devised
to the said chaplains by Peter Fanilour and Adam Fraunceys,
may be delivered to them, inasmuch as their tenements required
repairs (fn. 10) and their rents were diminished. Their prayer granted,
and the money paid over by Richard Odyham, the Chamberlain
of the Guildhall.
Consuetudo recitata de presbiteris secularib' et religiosis ac conjugat' in adulterio deprehensis.
20 Jan., 12 Richard II. [A.D. 1388-9], Sir William Stofford,
a chaplain, and Alice Hoo taken in adultery and carried to the
Tun (dolium) on Cornhull by Thomas Ford, the Beadle of Tower
Ward. On the following day they were brought before Nicholas
Twyford, Knt., the Mayor, and the Aldermen, and proclamation
being made to the effect that if any one wished to prosecute
them right should be done, and no one offering to prosecute,
orders were given by the Mayor to the Sheriffs to carry them
to the Consistory of the Bishop of London, according to the
ancient custom in dealing with priests, secular or religious, and
married persons when taken in adultery in the City. (fn. 11)
Consimiles bille misse fuerunt cuil't Aldr'o pro Aldr'is eligendis.
3 March [A.D. 1388-9], precept for the election of Aldermen,
whether they are or have been already Aldermen or otherwise,
and to return their names to the Guildhall by Wednesday before
the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March].
Allocacio salvi conductus.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to make proclamation forbidding any molestation of certain Flemish merchants who had
received a safe conduct at the hands of W[illiam de Wykeham],
Bishop of Winchester, William de Beauchamp, captain of the
town of Calais, Master Richard "Ronhale," (fn. 12) Doctor of Laws, and
Roger Waldene, Treasurer of Calais (the King's ambassadors
to treat with Flanders), allowing them to bring their merchandise to Calais, and thence to depart to "Donkirk" within
a prescribed time. Witness the King at Westminster, 5 May,
12 Richard II. [A.D. 1389].
28 July, 13 Richard II. [A.D. 1389], Thomas Bartone, goldsmith, discharged by Nicholas Twyford, Knt., the Mayor, and
the Aldermen from serving on juries, &c., owing to increasing
Folios ccxxxviii b-ccxxxix b.
Statute of Cambridge, anno 12 Richard II. [A.D. 1388]. (fn. 13)
De pueris Nich'i Walle.
Monday the Feast of St. Petronilla [31 May], 12 Richard II.
[A.D. 1389], came John Garnet, "taillour," executor of Nicholas
de Walle, "taillour," before Nicholas Twyford, Knt., the
Mayor, and paid to Richard Odyham, the Chamberlain, a sum
of money left by the said Nicholas de Walle to Andrew and
Marion his children.
Afterwards, viz., on the 29th Aug., 16 Richard II. [A.D. 1392],
the above Marion was put apprentice to John Penreth, tailor,
and Emmota his wife, to whom her share of patrimony was
delivered by permission of Baldewin Radyngtone, her guardian,
and the Aldermen Sureties, viz., John Edmond, Sheriff's clerk,
and William Larke, "peyntour."
Afterwards, viz., 16 July, 23 Richard II. [A.D. 1399], John
Irland, grocer, fined 20s. for having married the above Marion
without the consent of the Mayor and Aldermen. The fine
remitted, and Marion's money delivered to him by Stephen
Speleman, the Chamberlain.
Afterwards, viz., on the 4th Sept., 1 Henry IV. [A.D. 1400],
came the above Andrew, now of full age, and appointed John
Irland his attorney to receive his patrimony.
15 April, 12 Richard II. [A.D. 1389] Richard Savage, "cordewaner," paid to Richard Odyham, the Chamberlain, by the
hands of Robert Malteby, "bladsmythe," the sum of £4 due
to Thomas and John, sons of Alice, late wife of William Morice.
Election of Aldermen.
Aldrichesgate: Nicholas Twyford, Knt., Mayor.
Lymstret: John Hadle.
Billinggesgate: Nicholas Extone.
Bisshopesgate: John Chircheman.
Algate: William Staundone.
Tower: William Venour.
Bridge: Hugh Fastolf.
Candelwykstrete: John Heende.
Douegate: William Wottone.
Queen Hithe: Thomas Wilford.
Vintry: William More.
Cordewanerstrete: John Fresshe.
Farndone: John Fraunceys.
Chepe: Adam Bamme.
Crepulgate: John Loveye.
Bredestrete: William Sheryngham.
Bassieshawe: John Shadworth.
Langbourne: Thomas Austyn.
Walbroke: John Walcote.
Colmanstrete: Henry Bamme.
Bradestrete: Adam de St. Yve.
Cornhulle: John Rote.
Castle Baynard: [Name omitted].
Folio ccxl b.
Imprisonamentum Joh'is Basse et Joh'is Creek et eciam finis pro transgr' et contempt'.
26 June, 13 Richard II. [A.D. 1389], John Basse, draper, and
John Creek, draper, charged before Nicholas Twyford, Knt.,
the Mayor, the Sheriffs, Recorder, and Aldermen with having
attacked a procession of parishioners of St. Nicholas Acon who
desired to pass through the house of the said John Basse,
according to custom, on the Feast of Corpus Christi. They
confessed their guilt and were committed to prison. The
punishment afterwards commuted for a fine. (fn. 14)
Folios ccxl b-ccxlii.
Treuge inter Angl' et Franc'.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to make proclamation of a
truce concluded with France according to the form enclosed,
which form is to be returned by them into the Chancery by
Thursday next. Witness the King at Westminster, 4 July,
13 Richard II. [A.D. 1389]. (fn. 15)
Concessio q'd Ric'us Odyham h'eat omnes redditus Cam'e Gihalde London' in manib' suis donec plenar' h'eat de eisdem £ccc sibi resolut' de bonis Joh'is Biernes.
Wednesday after the Feast of St. Margaret [20 July],
13 Richard II. [A.D. 1389], in the presence of Nicholas Twyford,
Knt., the Mayor, John Hadle, William Cheyne, the Recorder,
William More, John Fresshe, Thomas Austyn, Adam Bamme,
John Shadeworth, Hugh Fastolf, William Sheryngham, John
Hende, Thomas Welford, John Loveye, John Fraunceys, and
Henry Bamme, Aldermen, Adam Karlille, one of the Sheriffs,
and many Commoners, summoned as a Common Council in the
Chamber of the Guildhall, the question arose as to the repayment of the sum of £300 which Richard Odyham, executor of
John Biernes, late mercer, had borrowed for the City's necessities, with the assent of the Common Council, during the
Mayoralty of Nicholas Brembre, and for the repayment of
which fifty persons had given bond. (fn. 16) The money still remained
unpaid. It was therefore agreed that the said Richard Odyham
should retain in his own hands all rents appertaining to the
Commonalty until he was fully satisfied of the said sum of £300.
Q'd vetus crux in Chepa pro sternatur.
Also it was agreed that the said Chamberlain should remove
the old broken Cross (fn. 17) (veterem crucem fractam) near the church of
St. Michael "atte Corn," as he purposed (out of the profits of the
Chamber) to make a conduit with new pipes as far as the said
Cross, and there to lay certain pipes to serve the Commonalty. (fn. 18)
Q'd servientes Cam'e distringant in ten't' Hospitalis de Bethleem pro xls Cam'e debit'.
Also it was agreed that the Chamberlain should distrain by
the Serjeant of the Chamber the tenements of the Hospital of
Bethleem without Bisshopesgate for the sum of 40s., payable
yearly to the Chamber, and now in arrear.
Exon'acio Rob'ti Yvyngho et Gilb'ti Rothynge supervisor' leprosor' de somonicionib' districtionib' et amerciamentis in civitate etc.
Letters under the Mayoralty seal discharging Robert Yvyngho
and Gilbert Rothynge from serving on inquests, &c., so long as
they remained in office as Wardens and Surveyors of lepers at
St. Giles' Hospital, "les lokes," and at Hakeneye. Dated
13 Aug., 13 Richard II. [A.D. 1389]. (fn. 19)
20 Dec., a similar discharge was granted by William Venour,
the Mayor. Afterwards, on the decease of Robert Yvyngho,
a similar discharge was granted by Adam Bamme, the Mayor,
to the above Gilbert and to John Lechelade, who had taken the
place of the deceased, dated 8 Nov., 14 Richard II. [A.D. 1390].
Folio ccxlii b.
Br'e de errore corrigendo.
Writ of error to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Sheriffs to bring
up the record of proceedings between John Reymes and John
Botelesham of Bury in the matter of a trespass, and also
between John Payn, goldsmith, Johanna his wife, and the
aforesaid John Botelesham, and, further, to release from prison
Robert Lytle, fishmonger, Thomas Neel, "vynter," Thomas
Prentys, "fleccher," Stephen Seder, "fleccher," Walter Lynot,
taverner, William Poulle, "botelmaker," John Blake, goldsmith,
and Simon Rous, fishmonger, the sureties of the said John
Botelesham. The proceedings in error to be heard at St. Martin
le Grand before Walter Cloptone, Robert Charltone, William
Thirnynge, and John Markham, or any three or two of them,
Commissioners appointed for the purpose. Witness the King
at Westminster, 13 April, 12 Richard II. [A.D. 1389].
Preceptum Justic' inde.
Precept issued by the above Walter Cloptone and his fellowjustices to the Mayor and Aldermen to appear before them at
St. Martin le Grand on the matter aforesaid on Tuesday after
the octave of St. Michael [29 Sept.]. Dated at Westminster,
25 June, 13 Richard II. [A.D. 1389].
Similar writ and precept sent on behalf of John Horlee for