Folios i - x
Sept 1352 -

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'Folios i - x: Sept 1352 -', Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: G: 1352-1374 (1905), pp. 1-13. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33491 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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Folio i.

Scriptum Ade Canoun bladar' et Hawisie ux'is ejus.

ijs. vjd.

Lease by John, son of William de Writele, late "chesmongere," to Adam Canon, "blader," and Hawisia his wife, of all his tenements in the parish of St. Mary atte Hulle near Byllyngesgate for a term of ten years from the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 26 Edward III. [A.D. 1352], at an annual rent of 40s. Witnesses, John de Pountfrait, William de Sherebourne, Richard de Evre, Roger atte Stone, and others [not named].

Acknowledged before Richard Lacer, Alderman, and Thomas de Waldene, Chamberlain, on Saturday after the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.], 26 Edward III. [A.D. 1352].

Br'e pro vinis non miscendis.

Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to make proclamation forbidding vintners and taverners to mix new wine with old. Witness the King at Westminster, 2 Nov., 26 Edward III. [A.D. 1352].

Commissio pro deliber acione Gaole de Neugate.

Letters patent appointing William de Shareshulle, Richard de Kelleshulle Adam Fraunceys, the Mayor, Henry de Grene, and William de Nottone, or any four, three, or two of them (the Mayor being one), to be Justices for gaol delivery of Neugate. Witness the King at Westminster, 2 Nov., 26 Edward III. [A.D. 1352].

Folio i b.

Br'e vic' pro deliberacione de Neugate.

Writ to the Sheriffs notifying the above commission, and bidding them cause the prisoners to appear on summons. Witness the King at Westminster, 2 Nov., 26 Edward III. [A.D. 1352].

Br'e sub privato sigillo pro deliberacione Rob'ti de Colstone et alior' in eadem litera.

Writ of Privy Seal to the Justices assigned for gaol delivery of Neugate and to the Mayor that they proceed to deliver Robert de Colstone, Walter de Dalby, Alexander de Dalby, and William atte Lane, the King's clerks, who stood indicted of the death of Richard Bisshope. Dated at Westminster, 29 Oct., 26 Edward III. [A.D. 1352].

Br'e ne vina ducta in portum civitatis vendantur donec gaugeantur.

Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation forbidding any one placing imported wine in cellars or selling it before it has been gauged by Thomas de Colleye, the King's gauger of wines, or his deputy, according to custom. Witness the King at Westminster, 10 Nov., 26 Edward III. [A.D. 1352].

Custod' Conductus.

Thursday the eve of St. Andrew [30 Nov.], 26 Edward III. [A.D. 1352], Robert le Foundour and Arnald Peautrer elected Wardens of the Conduit and sworn, &c.

Telar' jur'.

John Benet and William Waryn, weavers, elected Bailiffs of the Weavers and sworn, &c.

Henry Were and John de Someryngham, foreign weavers, elected and sworn to govern and chastise all foreign weavers for the preservation of the King's peace.

Dimissio parve Balancie.

Monday the morrow of the Epiphany [6 Jan.], 26 Edward III. [A.D. 1352-3], Laurence Conestable elected weigher of the Small Balance for silk by men of the mistery of Mercery and sworn, &c., he paying yearly to the Chamberlain of the Guildhall for the use of the Commonalty the sum of 50s.

Thursday the Feast of St. Benedict [21 March], 26 Edward III. [A.D. 1352-3], came Alice, daughter of Adam de Grantham, and, as sister and heiress of Isabella, daughter of the same, a deaf mute (surde et mute existentis) in the charge of Simon de Iswode by order of Adam Fraunceys, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, claimed the moiety of a certain messuage and shops in the custody of the said Simon, and it was delivered to her together with the body of the said Isabella, and the said Simon is discharged.

Folio ii.

Custodia Is' fil' et h'edis Ade de Grantham surde et mute.

Wednesday after the Feast of the Conception B. M. [8 Dec.], 26 Edward III. [A.D. 1352], the guardianship of the above Isabella, a deaf mute of full age, and her property committed to the above Simon de Iswode, beadle of the Ward of Fletestrete, by Adam Fraunceys, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain. Sureties, viz., Nicholas Sporiere, John atte Brome, John Heynes, Walter de Wynchedone, "Aueray" de Lesyngcroft, and John de Lodelawe.

Allocacio facta de £vii Aae de Acres.

A congregation of the Mayor and Aldermen and men of the Misteries of the City elected for the business of the Commonalty, Thursday the eve of St. Andrew [30 Nov.], 26 Edward III. [A.D. 1352], in the outer chamber (in anteriori camera) of the Guildhall, when there were present Adam Fraunceys, the Mayor, Simon Fraunceys, Symon Dolsely, Roger de Depham, William de Caustone, Bartholomew Frestlynge, William de Welde, Adam de Bury, William de Todenham, Symon de Worstede, John de Stodeye, and John Pecche, Aldermen, and men elected from the said Misteries, &c.

In the above congregation the sum of £7, being arrears of 35 marks, acknowledged in the Chamber of the Guildhall to the Commonalty by John Hamond, pepperer, and Johanna, late wife of Anketin Gysors, and wife of Adam de Acres, Common Serjeant of the City, on Saturday before the Feast of St. Margaret [20 July], 17 Edward III. [A.D. 1343], was allowed to the said Adam in payment of his fee, and by order of the said Mayor, Aldermen, and men of the Misteries the said recognizance was cancelled.

Proclamacio facta.

Proclamation to the effect that no one wander about the City after curfew rung at St. Martin le Grand except he be of good character and carry a light; that no taverner or brewer keep open his house after curfew; and that no one wander about the City by night with a mask (od fause visage) or with his face covered nor enter any house under penalty.

Br'e ne aliquis traducat vet' em monetam extra regnum Anglie.

Writ alias to the Sheriffs for proclamation to be made against the exportation of any gold and silver plate or any money except the new money lately ordained. (fn. 1) Witness the King at Westminster, 3 Jan., 26 Edward III. [A.D. 1352-3].

The above writ remains in the possession of John de Stodeye, Sheriff.

Folio ii b.

Proclamacio facta tempore Nat' d'ni pro vinis.

Proclamation to the effect that no taverner sell a gallon of wine of Gascony for more than 6 pence, and a gallon of Rhenish wine for more than 8 pence; that those who sell sweet wine, (fn. 2) like "Crete," "Vernage," or "Ryvere," keep no other wines in the same tavern; that no taverner sell wine by measure unless the measure be sealed with the seal of the Alderman [of the Ward] or of the Standard of the Guildhall, and this to be done with the measure standing upright (et ceo par mesure esteant); that no taverner refuse to let any of the company see the vessel whence his wine is drawn, and that he remove the curtains that may obstruct the view; (fn. 3) and that no brewster (braceresse) sell a gallon of the best beer for more than 2 pence.

Securitas facta Andr' Aubrey nup' Maiori de £ x xixs. viiid.

Saturday after the Epiphany [6 Jan.], 26 Edward III. [A.D. 1352-3], Andrew Aubrey, the late Mayor, in the presence of Adam Fraunceys, then Mayor, Roger de Depham, Alderman, and Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain, delivered to Martin le Gyrdelere, "drovere," the sum of £10 19s. 8d., which John de Maydenhuthe received from the Bailiffs of the town of St. Botolph, (fn. 4) the same having been taken from William Hobbe de Staundone, servant of the said Martin, on suspicion of fraud, and given by the said John de Maydenhuthe to Thomas Aubrey, servant of the said Andrew and attorney of the said Martin. (fn. 5) Sureties for indemnity, viz., Simon atte Gate, "bocher," John Thurkyld, "bocher," and Richard Syward, "bocher."

Folio iii.

Br'e quod vina non ducantur extra civitatem.

Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation forbidding the exportation of wine in order to enhance the price of wine remaining in the City, and encouraging free trade in wine by stranger and native alike according to the ordinance formerly made by the Parliament at Westminster. Witness the King at Westminster, 18 Jan, 26 Edward III. [A.D. 1352-3].

The above remains in the possession of John Pecche, Sheriff.

Br'e ne aliquis teneat Cambia in civitate nisi Cambiatores Regis et deputati eorum.

Writ to the Sheriffs for proclamation to be made for the observance of a statute made in the last Parliament at Westminster forbidding common money-exchanges being held by any persons other than the King's money-changers and their deputies, (fn. 6) and for the arrest of all those found doing to the contrary. Witness the King at Westminster, 23 Jan., 26 Edward III. [A.D. 1352-3].

Folio iii b.

Br'e pro Francisco de Janua et aliis alieni genis de vinis vendend' in diversis celar'.

Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs that they allow Francisco de Janua and Panino Guillelmi, servant of Francisco de Spynola of Janua, to sell red and white wines as well as sweet wines, kept in separate cellars although in the same tavern, notwithstanding the custom to the contrary, on their making oath not to mix them. Witness the King at Westminster, 26 Feb., 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1352-3] (fn. 7) .

The above writ remains in the possession of John de Stodeye, Sheriff.

Br'e quod Joh'es de Coloigneet Dulcia ux' ejus habeant gaugettum vinorum.

Writ to the Sheriffs to proclaim the appointment of John de Coloigne, the King's valet, and Dulcia his wife, to the office of gauging wines in the City. Witness the King at Westminster, 6 March, 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1352-3].

The above writ remains in the possession of John de Stodeye, Sheriff.

Br'e pro treugis proclamand' in civitate.

Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation of a truce between England and France to last until the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.] next. Witness the King at Westminster, 20 March, 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1352-3].

Br'e pro bajulacione crucis Archiep'i Ebor'.

Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation that no one molest John [Thoresby], Archbishop of York, (fn. 8) the King's Chancellor, by reason of his carrying his cross in the City and suburbs, inasmuch as he was engaged on the business of his office. Witness the King at Westminster, 1 April, 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1353].

The above writ remains in the possession of John de Stodeye, Sheriff.

Folio iv.

Wednesday before the Purification B. M. [2 Feb.], 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1352-3], Simon de Worstede, Alderman, and Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain, assigned by Adam Fraunceys, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, to audit the account of Thomas de la Hale, executor of Robert de Haryngeye, (fn. 9) in the presence of good men of the venue without Crepulgate, where the said Robert lived and died. The account was thereupon audited in the presence of Simon Seman, Adam Prichet, John Phip, Richard Grome, and John Balauncer, of the venue of Crepulgate Without, and was brought into the Chamber of the Guildhall before the Mayor and Aldermen on Thursday after the above Feast.

Folio iv-v.

[Here follow particulars of the account, mention therein being made of Robert, son of the above Robert de Haryngeye, Henry atte Rothe, and John de Bredstrete. Payments are made (inter alia) for "Nonschenche," (fn. 10) for "herdeles," "cercles" for a well or fountain, a "syne," (fn. 11) and a "harseve." (fn. 12) ]

Folio v.

CustodiaRob'ti fil' Rob'ti de Haryngeye.

Thursday after the Purification B. M. [2 Feb.], 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1352-3], the guardianship of Robert, son of Robert de Haryngeye, aged thirteen, committed by Adam Fraunceys, the Mayor, Roger de Depham, Alderman, and Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain, to Thomas de la Hale. Sureties, viz., John atte Brome, tanner, William Tomere, tanner, John Phippe, "curreour," and Richard Grome, "curreour."

Folio v b.

Custodia Marg'ie fil' et heredis Joh'is Broun.

Thursday in the octave of St. Ambrose [4 April], 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1353], the guardianship of Margery, daughter of John Broun, "pulter," aged twelve years, committed by Adam Fraunceys, the Mayor, and Roger de Depham, Alderman, to Thomas de Waldene, apothecary. Sureties, viz., Thomas de Macchyng, William de Aras, and William de Greyngham.

Joh'es Pope mensurar' Wysde jur'.

Saturday after the Feast of St. Alphege [19 April], 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1353], John de Bandone, Thomas de Suttone, Richard de Stanford, Philip Serjaunt, Walter Flynt, and Adam Reyner, dyers, elected John Pope to be measurer of woad, and he was sworn, &c.

Folio vi.

At a congregation of Adam Fraunceys, the Mayor, and the Aldermen on Tuesday before the Feast of Annunciation B. M. [25 March], 27 Edward III. [AD 1352-3], William, son and executor of William de Hanampstede, and also executor of Agnes, late wife of the same, charged with retaining property devised by the said William, the father, to Thomas, John, Isabella, Katherine, and Johanna, his children. (fn. 13) The said William, the son, demanded an audit of his account. Thereupon Andrew Aubrey, Simon Dolsaly, and William de Welde were appointed auditors. Afterwards, viz., on Thursday after the Feast of St. Ambrose [4 April], the year aforesaid, the said auditors made return to the effect that the said William owed the sum of £240 to the aforesaid Thomas, John, Isabella, and Katherine (the aforesaid Johanna being dead), for the payment of which he gave security to Simon Dolsaly, John Aubrey, and John Flaoun, friends of the said children.

Folio vi b.

Elecc'oabrocar' Mesteri Pelli par'.

Saturday after the Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May], 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1353], came Adam de Bury, John de Oxonia, Nicholas Bole, John de Bury, and Ralph de Pyrewelle, skinners, and with the assent of all the men of their mistery elected Simon Lyveraunt to be broker of the mistery of Skinners, and he was sworn, &c.

Quod null' poterit turneare burdare justas facere aventur' querere etc. sine speciali mandato Regis.

Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation forbidding any Earl, Baron, Knight, or any one else to join in tournaments and jousts, seek adventures, or exercise other feats of arms without special command, under pain of forfeiture of horse, arms, &c., and imprisonment. Witness the King at Westminster, 20 May, 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1353] (fn. 14) .

The above writ remains in the possession of John Pecche, Sheriff.

Jud'm Colli strig' pro uno porco olente.

Wednesday after the Feast of St. Petronilla [31 May], 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1353], Richard Quelhogge convicted of selling putrid pork. Adjudged to stand on the pillory and have the bad meat burnt beneath him. (fn. 15)

Cognicio recepco'is £lx de J. de Gioucestre.

Friday after the Feast of St. Barnabas [11 June], 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1353], Geoffrey Aylyng de Hanfeld, "upholdere," came before Adam Fraunceys, the Mayor, Roger de Depham and Adam Brabazoun, Aldermen, and Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain, and acknowledged the receipt of a sum of money from John de Gloucestre, executor of Walter de Baumbton, draper (draperii), bequeathed by the said Walter to Matilda his daughter, now wife of the said Geoffrey.

Custodia Is' fil' et heredis Joh'is de Mymmes.

Thursday after the Feast of St. Barnabas [11 June], 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1353], the guardianship of Isabella, daughter of John de Mymmes, aged twelve, committed by Adam Fraunceys, the Mayor, Roger de Depham, and Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain, to Thomas de Staundone, "cofrer." Sureties, viz., Salaman le Cofrer, Thomas de Durem, ironmonger, William de Kendale, saddler, and Robert de Parys, "cofrer."

Afterwards, viz., on Thursday after the Feast of St. Laurence [10 Aug.], 29 Edward III. [A.D. 1355], the above Thomas de Staundone renders an account.

Folio vii.

Writ to the Sheriffs to proclaim the removal of the Staple from abroad to divers places within the realm, viz., to Newcastle-on-Tyne, York, Lincoln, Norwich, Westminster, Winchester, Exeter, and Bristol in England, Shrewsbury and Carmarthen in Wales, and Dublin, Cork, and Drogheda in Ireland, (fn. 16) and that foreign merchants were to be encouraged and not molested. Dated at Westminster, 6 June, 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1353].

The above writ remains in the possession of John de Stodeye, Sheriff.

Custodia Johanne fil' Ric'i de Hortone.

Saturday after the Feast of St. Ambrose [4 April], 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1353], the guardianship of Johanna, daughter of Richard de Hortone, fishmonger, aged eight years, committed by Adam Fraunceys, the Mayor, and Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain, to Michael Everard de Frennyngham, co. Kent, together with a moiety of a messuage in the parish of St. Botolph near Billingesgate. Sureties, viz., John Wrothe and Thomas Blod, fishmongers.

Folio vii b.

Custodia Matill' filie et heredis Thome le Hornere.

Friday after the Feast of St. Botolph [17 June], 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1353], the guardianship of Matilda, daughter of Thomas le Hornere, aged seven years, committed by Adam Fraunceys, the Mayor, Roger de Depham, Alderman and Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain, to John de Hertelpole, "cotiller." Sureties, viz., Nicholas le Sporier, John Syward, "peautrer," Thomas atte Crouche, "sporier," William de Spaldyng, "cotiller," Robert Godewyn, "cotiller," and Adam de Shadewelle, goldsmith.

Br'e ad venire faciend' recordum coram Justic' de Banco d'm Reg'.

Writ of certiorari to the Mayor and Sheriffs touching proceedings taken in the Husting by Thomas de Drokenisford and Emma his wife against Alice, late wife of John de Colewelle, to recover one-third of a certain messuage by way of dower due to the said Emma from Richard de Enefeld, her former husband, whereby the said Thomas and Emma obtained judgment. Against this judgment the said Alice had appealed, but had been referred to the Justices of the Bench to obtain compensation from Thomas, the son and heir of the aforesaid John de Colewelle, tenant of the messuage, whom she had vouched to warranty. Witness J[ohn] de Stonore at Westminster, 29 April, 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1353].

Execution of the above writ appears in a Roll appended to the writ, which Roll is as follows:—

Folio viii.

Common Pleas held in the Husting, London, Monday after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 24 Edward III. [A.D. 1350-1] :—Thomas de Drokenisford and Emma his wife demand from Alice, late wife of John de Colewelle, one third part of a messuage with appurtenances in London as dower of the said Emma by gift of Richard de Enfeld, her late husband, unde nichil habent, &c. Afterwards the said Alice comes and calls thereon to warranty Thomas, son and heir of John de Colewelle, who by aid of the Court of the lord the King ought to be summoned in the county of Middlesex, &c. (qui per auxilium Curie domini Regis debet summoneri in comitatu Midd' etc. (fn. 17) ).

Pleas at Westminster before J[ohn] de Stonore and his fellow-justices of the Bench of the lord the King on the morrow of St. John Bapt. [24 June], 26 Edward III. [A.D. 1352]. (fn. 18)

Folio viii b.

Custodia Alicie et Joh'e filiar' Galfridi de Helpeston'.

Thursday after the Feast of Nativity of St. John Bapt. [24 June], 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1353], the guardianship of Alice, daughter of Geoffrey de Helpestone, aged sixteen years, and of Johanna, another daughter of the same, aged seven, committed by Adam Fraunceys, the Mayor, Roger de Depham, Alderman, and Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain, to John de Cumberlowe, "chaundeler," together with the sum of £10 bequeathed to them by Richard le Hunte, chandler, by will proved and enrolled in the Husting for Pleas of Land, held on Monday after the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.], 26 Edward III. [A.D. 1352]. (fn. 19) Sureties, viz., Alexander de Lynne, "dyere," Roger atte Stone, blader, William de Shirbourne, vintner, and John Jurdan, fishmonger.

Afterwards, viz., on Tuesday the eve of the Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.], 30 Edward III. [A.D. 1356], a certain Thomas Wythe married the said Alice, who came before Roger de Depham, Alderman, and the above Chamberlain, and acknowledged she had received the sum of 100s. bequeathed to her by Richard le Hunte with mesne profits.

Liberacio monumentor' per Henr' Vanner facta.

Wednesday after the Feast of Nativ. St. John Bapt. [24 June], 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1353], John de Mounteneye, citizen of Norwich, showed to Adam Fraunceys, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, a certain letter patent under the seal of the Commonalty of Norwich, testifying that the said John was son and heir of Geoffrey de Mounteneye and Cecilia "le Hethrene," and he says that a certain Henry le Vannere, vintner, has certain muniments touching his inheritance, having received them from Agnes la Despenser, a nun of Clerkenwell, to be delivered to the next heir of Walter de Legh, called "le Hetherne"; and the said Henry delivered to the said John a deed of grant by the said Walter de Legh to Margery de Algate, his daughter, a nun of Clerkenwell, of an annual rentcharge of 10s. on the tenement which Geoffrey le Webbe, butcher, has of the gift and feoffment of the said Walter in the parish of St. Mary "Matefeloun," without the Bar of Algate, and other documents.

Br'e ad eligend' duos cives ad consilium d' ni Regis.

Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs for the election of two citizens to attend a Council to be held at Westminster on Monday after the Feast of St. Matthew [21 Sept.] next. (fn. 20) Witness the King at Westminster, 15 July, 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1353].

Thomas Leggy and Thomas Dolsely elected.

The above writ remains in the possession of John de Stodeye, Sheriff.

Compot' Custodum Conductus.

Saturday before the Feast of St. Mary Magdalen [22 July], 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1353], Robert de Thame, late Warden of the Conduit, rendered account for the time when he and Geoffrey de Meltone were Wardens of the same, before William de Welde, Simon de Worstede, and Thomas de Waldene, auditors. Payments made to Robert le Foundour and Arnold le Peautrer, Wardens of the Conduit, for repairs.

Folio ix.

Rec' denar' per Camer'.

Saturday before Feast of Nativ. St. John Bapt. [24 June], 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1353], William de Hanhampstede, executor of William de Hanhampstede, his father, and also executor of Agnes, wife of the latter, delivered to Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain, the sum of £40 in part payment of £240. (fn. 21)

Liberacio denar'.

Afterwards, viz., on Wednesday after the Feast of St. Mary Magdalen [22 July], 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1353], the sum of £40 was delivered to John Flaoun, "grosser," by precept of Adam Fraunceys, the Mayor, and by pledge of Andrew Aubrey, for the use of the children of the said William de Hanhampstede, the testator.

Rec' denar' inde liberacio.

Tuesday after the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1353], the aforesaid William de Hanhampstede delivered to Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain, the sum of £50, which sum was likewise delivered to the above John Flaoun.

Rec' denar' et lib' inde facta.

Saturday after the Feast of Purification B. M. [2 Feb.], 28 Edward III. [A.D. 1353-4], a similar payment and delivery.

Rec' denar' et lib' inde facta.

Thursday after the Feast of St. George [23 April], 28 Edward III. [A.D. 1354], a similar payment and delivery.

Rec' denar' et lib' inde facta.

Thursday after the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul [29 June], 28 Edward III. [A.D. 1354], a similar payment and delivery.

Exon'acio Johanne fil' Galfr' de Helpeston.

Saturday after the Feast of St. Nicholas [6 Dec.], 38 Edward III. [A.D. 1364], came Henry Piryman and Johanna his wife, daughter of Geoffrey de Helpestone, and a City orphan in the custody of John de Cumberlowe, "chaundeler," and acknowledged before Adam de Bury, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, that the said John had paid them the sum of 100s. bequeathed to the said Johanna by Richard le Hunte, chandler, together with mesne profits.

[Folios ix b blank.]

Folio x.

Br'e pro operariis et laboratoribus.

Writ to the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex to make proclamation forbidding the employment of workmen who had been engaged on the Palace of Westminster and had unlawfully forsaken their work. Witness the King at Westminster, 28 July, 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1353]. (fn. 22)

Probacio etat' Thome fil' Joh'is de Grantham.

At the Court of Common Pleas held in the Husting on Monday after the Feast of St. James [25 July], 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1353], Thomas, son of John de Grantham, sometime Mayor, declared he was of full age, and prayed that he might have his patrimony. After examination, his age was allowed, and thereupon John de Gunwardby, executor of the said John de Grantham, being present in Court, agreed to execute the will.

Proclamacio facta de armaturis.

Proclamation made Thursday the Feast of St. Peter "Advincula" [1 Aug.], 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1353], for keeping the peace within the City. (fn. 23)

Folio x b.

Ordinacio pro pace d' m Reg' custod.

Wednesday after the Feast of St. Peter "Advincula" [1 Aug.], 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1353], a bill (billa) sent to each Alderman bidding him take certain steps for the preservation of the peace in his Ward.

Compot' de feodi firma de Suthwerk.

Extracts from the Great Roll for the twenty-first, twentythird, and the twenty-sixth years of Edward III., co. Surrey, being accounts rendered for the ferm of Suthwerk and payments made to William de Altekar, valet of the King's Wardrobe.

Monday after the Feast of St. Luke [18 Oct.], 27 Edward III. [A.D. 1353], Richard de Berkyngge and William de Todenham, Aldermen, James Andreu, Symon de Mordone, Richard de Caustone, and Richard de Croidone, Commoners, elected in the Husting to be auditors of the account of Henry le Vannere and John le Chaundeler, Wardens of London Bridge.

Footnotes

1 See 'Cal. Letter-Book F,' pp. 143, 154, 164, 232.
2 Other kinds of sweet wine besides those here mentioned are recorded in the 'Liber Albus,' Glossary, s. v. "Vin Douce."
3 Cf. 'Cal. Letter-Book F,' p. 246.
4 Boston, co. Linc.
5 For further particulars see 'Cal. of Letters, A.D. 1350-70' (printed by order of the Corporation), p. 40.
6 See 'Cal. Letter-Book F,' p. 232.
7 'Memorials,' p. 270.
8 He appears to have been trans lated from Worcester and enthroned 8 Sept., 1354, although his predecessor had died 19 July, 1352.
9 His will (where he is described as a "courreour"), dated 6 March, 1348-9, proved and enrolled in the Husting. 'Cal. of Wills,' i. 528.
10 Otherwise "noon-quench" or noon drinking.
11 Or perhaps "syve," a sieve.
12 Hair-sieve.
13 See his will dated 2 Jan., 1348-9, and proved and enrolled in the Husting the same year. 'Cal. of Wills, Court of Hust.,' i. 598.
14 Rymer, 'Fœdera,' vol. iii. pt. i. p. 258.
15 'Memorials,' pp. 270-1.
16 Pursuant to the Statute of Staples of 1353 ('Stat. at Large,' i. 287-94), whereby the system of Staples was consolidated and the number and place of the Staples fixed. Stubbs, 'Const. Hist.,' ii. 412.
17 In the record of these proceedings in the 'Liber Albus' (i. 410) the words debet summoneri are omitted.
18 The proceedings which follow are recorded in the 'Liber Albus' (i. 411-13) under the heading Recordum et Processus brevis dicta [sic] de Dote. The passage on p. 411 of the 'Liber Albus,' beginning "Qui nullam teriam habent," &c., reads thus in the Letter-Book : Qui nullam terram habuit in com' London' sum' in com' Midd' per quod etc .
19 See 'Cal. of Wills, Court of Hust., London, i. 664, where the name of Johanna is inadvertently omitted. In the original enrolment Alice is duly recorded as sister of John, son of Geoffrey de Helpestone, whilst Johanna appears as sister of Alice, daughter of the said John.
20 Although not, strictly speaking, a Parliament, the body elected on this occasion "acted very much as a parliament." Stubbs, 'Const. Hist.,' ii. 409.
21 Cf. supra, p. 7.
22 'Memorials,' p. 271.
23 'Memorials,' p. 272.