Folios lxxxii - xc
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'Folios lxxxii - xc: Oct 1359 -', Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: G: 1352-1374 (1905), pp. 115-127. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33499 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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Folio lxxxii.

Extract of fines and amercements imposed on labourers, artificers, and servants, and of others imposed for abuse of weights and measures, in the City and suburbs by Henry Pykard, John de Stodeye, and John Lovekyn, late Mayors of the City, Thomas Dolsely, Richard de Notyngham, Bartholomew de Frestlyngge, Stephen Cavendysshe, John Bures, John Bernes, late Sheriffs, and Adam Fraunceys, John Stodeye, and Thomas Morice, appointed commissioners by the King for divers years, viz., from 1 August, 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357], to the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 33 Edward III. [A.D. 1359], viz. :—

Folio lxxxii b.

On John Byllynge, "tyghelere," by surety of Robert le Barber, "bedell" of Tower Ward, a fine of 40d.; Laurence Skyppere, "daubere," by surety of John Meryman, "taillour," 12d.; Simon Palmere, "masoun," by surety of John de Depynge, carpenter, 2s.; William Bisshope, "daubere," by surety of John de Canterbury, "cordewaner," 12d.; Thomas de Chetham, carpenter, by surety of John de Offynctone, carpenter, 20d.; John de Offynctone, carpenter, by surety of John de Chetham, carpenter, 12d.; William Clerk, "tylere," by surety of John Dauncere, attorney, 20d.; John de Keleshulle, senior, carpenter, by surety of Richard de Olneye, serjeant, 20d.; Alexander de Wyartone, "masoun," by surety of John de Hatfeld, "masoun," 2s.; John le Tyleire, by surety of Richard de Everdone, clerk, 12d.; John Frost, junior, carpenter, by surety of Adam Fraunceys, 12d.; Thomas le Clerk, carpenter, by surety of John de Hakford, "bedell" of Algate, 12d.; John de Depyngge, carpenter, by surety of Robert "de Osebourne," carpenter, 18d.; Richard Salyngge, "masoun," by surety of Richard Gerveys, "bedell" of Bredstret, 2s.; John de Pekham, "tylere," by the same surety, 18d.; John Heryng, "masoun," by the same surety, 12d.; Robert "Oseberne," carpenter, by surety of John de Depyngge, carpenter, 12d.; John Braas, "daubere," by surety of John Broun, Sheriff's serjeant, 12d.; William le Yonge, "daubere," by surety of William Broun, "masoun leggere," (fn. 1) 12d.; William Broun, "masoun," by surety of William le Yonge, "daubere," 12d.; William de Corndone, "masoun," by surety of William Stoket, "dighere," 20d.; John de Oxenford, "daubere," junior, by surety of John de Oxenford, "daubere," senior, 18d.; John Crawe, carpenter, by surety of Richard le Brewere, carpenter, 20d.; John Poyntel, "tyghelere," by surety of John atte Welle, 12d.; John de Ware, carpenter, by surety of John Crawe, carpenter, 12d.; John Forester, "tyghelere," by surety of Robert Fraunceys, 12d.; Walter de Westone, "daubere," by surety of William Conestable, "daubere," 12d.; Richard le Brewere, carpenter, by surety of Simon le Brewere, carpenter, 12d.; Thomas Portejoye, carpenter, by surety of John Crawe, carpenter, 18d.; John de Oxenford, "daubere," senior, by surety of John Burre, "latthere," 2s.; Thomas le Gardyner, "paviere," by surety of Henry Tabbard, carpenter, 2s.; John Pykard, "tyghelere," by surety of Thomas Dolsely, Sheriff, 12d.; Simon le Brewere, carpenter, by surety of Thomas Portejoye, carpenter, 20d.; Simon de Bartone, "masoun," by surety of Richard Joye, carpenter, 12d.; William Gabriel, carpenter, by surety of Henry Tabbard, carpenter, 2s.; John de Gaunt, carpenter, by surety of John de Langeford, "fullere," 18d.; Thomas Faunt, carpenter, by surety of Richard de Notingham, Sheriff, 18d.; Henry Tabbard, carpenter, by surety of Nicholas de Walsshe, "bedel," 20d.; John de Westone. "daubere," by surety of William Wylde, "marberer," (fn. 2) 20d.; John Hert, "daubere," by surety of Nicholas de Walsshe, "bedel," 20d.; John Hatfeld, "masoun," by surety of Alexander de Wyartone, "masoun," 12d.; Andrew de Kelebourne, carpenter, by surety of Thomas Thornton, "tayllour," 20d.; Roger Maunsiple, "tylere," by surety of John Burre, "latthere," 12d.; David Riche, "daubere," by the same surety, 12d.; John Joygnour, carpenter, by surety of William le Tyllere de Holebourne, 12d.; William Burgate, carpenter, by surety of John de Bodesham, carpenter, 2s., William Scot, "tylere," by the same surety, 2s.; John Whyte, carpenter, by surety of William Gabriel, carpenter, 20d.; John le Tilere de Smethefeld, by surety of John Burre, "latthere," 12d.; John de Crafton, "masoun," by surety of John Crane, "masoun," 18d.; John Burre, "latthere," by surety of John de Oxenford, "daubere," 20d.; Richard atte "Wynge," "masoun," by surety of Richard Warde, "masoun," 18d.; John de Canyngges, "masoun," by surety of Richard atte "Vynge," "masoun," 12d.; William de Norhamptone, "daubere," by surety of James de Cornewayle, "daubere," 12d.; Richard Notefeld, "masoun," by surety of Thomas Gardiner, "pavyere," 2s.; Thomas Rypoun, "daubere," by surety of John Heyward, carpenter, 12d.; Roger de Wycombe, carpenter, by surety of Lapin de Kyngham, carpenter, 12d.; John Prat, carpenter, by surety of John Dauncere, attorney, 12d.; John de Oxenford, carpenter, by surety of Richard de Notingham, Sheriff, 20d.; John Hentelove (Hentelone ?), carpenter, by surety of Thomas Faunt, carpenter, 20d.; Richard Warde, "masoun," by surety of John de Canyngges, "masoun," 20d.; John de Estwode, by surety of Gilbert Bonet, "wodemongere," 20d.; John de Ranele, "masoun," by surety of Richard Stonhard, "daubere," 2s.; Richard de Hardyngstone, "daubere," by surety of John de Ranele, 20d.; John de Louche, "tighelere," by surety of William Scot, "tylere," 2s.; Thomas de Pykeburne, "tighelere," by surety of John Hanslape, "tighelere," 18d.; Nicholas Petit, "masoun," by surety of Henry Tabbard, carpenter, 18d.; John Crane, "masoun," by surety of John de Graftone, "masoun," 18d.; John Smythe, "masoun," by surety of John Crane, "masoun," 18d.; James de Cornewaylle, "daubere," by surety of William Conestable, "daubere," 12d.; John de Lesnes, "masoun," by surety of Richard de Salynge, "masoun," 2s.; William Conestable, "tyghelere," by surety of William Beanner (Beauver ?), "brewere," 20d.; Nicholas de Walsyngham, carpenter, by surety of William Beanner (Beauver?), 12d.; Richard de Essex, carpenter, by surety of Edmund Wylughby, the Queen's doorkeeper, 2s.

Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to admit Henry de Suttone, who had been appointed Deputy Coroner in the City by John de Stodye, [the King's] Butler, to whom appertained the office of Coroner, and who was unable to execute his duties owing to his being engaged on the King's business Witness the King at Ledes, (fn. 3) 1 Oct., 33 Edward III. [A.D. 1359].

Folio lxxxiii.

Compotus Will'i de Sunnyngge carpentar'.

Account rendered by William de Sunnyngge, carpenter, of issues and profits of a certain tenement in the parish of St. Michael on Cornhull which had been committed to him and to Simon Palmere for the use of Alice, daughter of John le Leche, deceased.

Among items of expenditure occur disbursements for divers repairs (fn. 4) and payments towards the chantry of Thomas de Cavendish, draper, in the church of St. Mary de Colcherche, and the chantry of John le Leche, "ismongere," in the church of St. Michael on Cornhull, as well as to John de Alemaine, the Warden of the New Temple.

Folio lxxxiii b.

Custodia Joh' is fil' Joh' is Usshere tannere.

Thursday after the Feast of St. Botolph [17 June], 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1358], the guardianship of John, son of John Usshere, "tannere," aged eighteen and a half years, committed to William atte Wyle, vintner. Sureties, viz., John Bristowe, Richard Clerk, William Forester, and William Mousehacche, tanners. (fn. 5)

Acquit' Marger' que fuitux' Thome Broun.

ijs. vjd.

Acquittance by William de Sporlee, draper, and Alice his wife, daughter of Simon Bakere, late fishmonger, to Margery, wife of Thomas Broun and executrix of the said Simon, for property left to the said Alice by the said Simon and by John Cavendisshe, late mercer. Witnesses, William Glendale, Matthew Broun, John Permay, Thomas atte Hyde, Thomas atte Vyne, and others [not named]. Dated 30 Jan., 34 Edward III. [A.D. 1359-60].

Folio lxxxiv.

Br'e de parliamento.

Writ to the Sheriffs for the election of four citizens to attend a Parliament to be held at Westminster on Friday, the morrow of the Ascension [14 May]. Witness Thomas the King's son, Warden of England, at Westminster, 3 April, 34 Edward III. [A.D. 1360]. (fn. 6)

Custodia Joh' is fil' Joh' is Usshere tannere.

Thursday after the Feast of St. Botolph [17 June], 32 Edward III. [A.D. 1358], the guardianship of John, son of John Usshere, "tannere," (fn. 7) &c.

Custodia Cristine filie Joh' is de Kyrkeby.

12 May, 34 Edward III. [A.D. 1360], the guardianship of Cristina, daughter of John de Kyrkeby, committed to John de Hardyngham, mercer, by Simon Dolsaly, the Mayor, John Lovekyn, John de Stodeye, Hugh de Sadelyngstanes, Aldermen, and John de Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain. Sureties, viz., William de Burton, goldsmith, Thomas Cheyner, and William Godriche, "foundour."

Ordinacio ballivor' de misteris Tellarior'.

Monday the morrow of Trinity [31 May], 34 Edward III. [A.D. 1360], in full Husting of Common Pleas, it was ordained and granted by the Mayor and Aldermen that whenever the bailiffs of the Weavers for the time being, or any of them, shall be convicted of any fraud or injury by colour of their office against the commonalty of Weavers, he or they shall pay to the Chamber of the Guildhall 20l. sterling, and further, shall make compensation according to the nature of his misdoing.

Folio lxxxiv b.

10 March, 34 Edward III. [A.D. 1359-60], the guardianship of Johanna and Juliana, daughters of John Derham, committed to John de Hatfeld, "chaundeler," together with the sum of £80, by Simon Dolsely, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and John de Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain. Sureties, viz., John Mountagu and Andrew Pikeman.

The same day the guardianship of John, son of John Derham, committed by the same to Andrew Pykeman, fishmonger. Sureties, viz., John Yakeslee and William Furneys.

Custodia Agnetis fil' Joh' is de Derham chaundeler.

The same day the guardianship of Agnes, daughter of the above John "de" Derham, "chaundeler," aged five years, committed by the same to John Wyrhale. Sureties, viz., William Byshe and Henry Shappe.

Folio lxxxv.

Acquittance by John de Cauntebrigge, fishmonger, one of the executors of John de Gloucestre, late fishmonger, for the sum of 200 marks due by the Abbot and Convent of St. Peter, Westminster, to the said John de Gloucestre, for merchandise, and a general release of everything except a corrody (fn. 8) due to John, son of the aforesaid John de Gloucestre, after his father's decease. Dated at Westminster, the morrow of the Nativity of St. John Bapt. [24 June], 34 Edward III. [A.D. 1360].

Quod cives London' habeant catalla felonum de omnib' de civitate London' coram Justic' apud Neugate adjudicand'.

Writ to the Treasurer and Barons of the Exchequer reciting grants made by charter (fn. 9) to the effect that the Mayor of the City for the time being should be one of the Justices for gaol-delivery of Neugate, and be nominated in every commission for the same, and further that the citizens should have Infangthef and Outfangthef and chattels of felons, &c., and bidding them examine the said charter, and if they found that those 'liberties had been so granted to allow the same. Witness the King at Westminster, 10 Jan., 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357-8].

Scriptum Ade Davy per Thom'de Waldene Cam' rar' Gyhalde.

Lease by Thomas de Waldene the Chamberlain of the Guildhall, with the assent of the Mayor and Aldermen, to Adam Davy of a new garden in the parish of St. Giles without Crepelgate, which John de Stodeye, late Mayor, caused to be enclosed with a new earth wall (muro terreo); to hold the same for a term of ten years, at an annual rent of 10s. Dated in the Chamber of the Guildhall on Easter Eve [20 April], 33 Edward III. [A.D. 1359].

Folio lxxxv b.

Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation that no one keep an exchange of money and plate in the City and suburbs except Bartholomew Guidonis de Castilon, merchant of London, and Adam de Seint Ive. Witness the King at Westminster, 30 Sept., 34 Edward III. [A.D. 1360].

Proclamation made accordingly, Wednesday after the Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.]. The writ remains with Walter Berney, Sheriff.

Indentura int' Will' de Naples et Joh' em de Cauntebrigge Camer' de ten' in Houndesdiche.

Lease by William de Naples to John de Cauntebrigge, fishmonger, of certain tenements held by the said William under the Commonalty of the City, situate outside Ludgate upon Houndesdiche, between Ludgate and Neugate; to hold the same for a term of seven years, at an annual rent of 60s. Witnesses, Master Richard Ferur, Nicholas Sporiere, John Hydyngham, Thomas atte Crouche, and many others [not named]. Dated Wednesday the morrow of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 34 Edward III. [A.D. 1360].

Acknowledged before Hugh de Sadelyngstanes, Alderman, Wednesday after the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.].

Letters patent appointing William de Shareshulle, Henry Grene, William de Nottone, and John Wroth, the Mayor, or any three or two of them (the Mayor being one), to be commissioners for gaol-delivery of Neugate. Witness the King at Westminster, 30 Oct., 34 Edward III. [A.D. 1360].

Folio lxxxvi.

Writ to the Sheriffs for the election of four citizens to attend a Parliament to be held at Westminster on Sunday before the Feast of Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.]. (fn. 10) Witness the King at Westminster, 20 Nov., 34 Edward III. [A.D. 1360].

De forstallac' oe.

Order for search to be made by land and water for forestallers and regraters of victuals, and for inflicting such penalties on them that no one shall have cause to complain of the price of victuals being enhanced.

Custodia bonor' et catall' Isabell' fil' Ric' i de Wycombe et ux' is ejus.

4 July, 35 Edward III. [A.D. 1361], precept by John Wrothe, the Mayor, and John de Cantebrigge, the Chamberlain, to William de "Grenyngham," Serjeant of the Chamber, to take into the City's hand Isabella, daughter of Richard de Wycombe and of Petronilla his wife, an orphan, and to summon Bartholomew de Frestlynge and Richard de Prestone, executors of the said Richard de Wycombe, to bring in the orphan's property.

The same day the aforesaid Serjeant came into Court and reported that the orphan had been carried off (rapta est) and could not be found, and the said executors brought in 200 marks and a large silver dish called a "spicedysshe," which were committed to the Chamberlain for safe custody, and the next day were again delivered to the executors in trust for the said orphan, who, according to the testimony of the executors, was at that time aged nine and a half years and one month.

Afterwards, viz., the 15th Nov., 42 Edward III. [A.D. 1368], came John de Wycombe and the aforesaid Bartholomew before Simon de Mordone, the Mayor, William de Haldene, the Recorder, John de Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain, and the Aldermen, and said that the aforesaid Isabella had died under nine years of age, whereby the property ought to come to the said John de Wycombe, as being the son of John, brother of Richard, the father of the said Isabella. Thereupon judgment for the said Bartholomew to give up to him the property.

Folio lxxxvi b.

Proclamacio de pace int' Regem Angl' et Franc' tempore Simonis Dolsely.

Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to make proclamation for the due observance of the peace made between England and France. (fn. 11) Dated at the Palace at Westminster, 6 Nov., 34 Edward III. [A.D. 1360]. (fn. 12)

Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation for all captains and keepers of castles, towns, and fortresses in France, except Brittany, (fn. 13) occupied by the English, who happened to be then in England, to prepare to cross the sea with Thomas de Holand, Earl of Kent, the King's deputy in Flanders and the Duchy of Normandy. Witness the King at Westminster, 8 Nov., 34 Edward III. [A.D. 1360]. (fn. 14)

Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation forbidding the exportation of corn and malt. Witness the King at Westminster, 14 Nov., 34 Edward III. [A.D. 1360]. (fn. 15)

Communis proclamacio de pisce et aliis victual'.

Byrlesteres pessoun freez.

Qe nul vyn soyt venduz par crusekyns mes par mesures enseales sur perne de forfeture de meisme le vyn.

Proclamation to the effect that no foreigner bring corn or malt for sale on any other days except market days, or withhold any of his merchandise from the market, under pain of imprisonment; that any one bringing fish by land or water bring it all to Bruggestret or Eldfishstrete, and not sell any of it in Chepe or elsewhere on the way or in houses under penalty of forfeiture and imprisonment both as to buyer and seller, and that no fishmonger nor other buy fish of them before Prime sounded at St. Paul's; that no "byrlestere" (fn. 16) nor other carry fresh or salt fish for sale, nor stand in Chepe or elsewhere in the City, but pass along the streets as hitherto accustomed, under penalty of forfeiture and imprisonment; that no brewer sell ale to retailers, and no regratress buy ale to sell again, (fn. 17) under penalty of the vendor losing his price and the buyer forfeiting the ale as well as suffering imprisonment, the beadle or two good men of each Ward being empowered to carry the ale to the Sheriffs and to receive a third of the penalty for their trouble; that no brewer sell ale otherwise than by gallon, potel, and quart, the said measures being assayed and marked by the Chamberlain before the following Sunday, under penalty of half a mark; (fn. 18) that all taverners selling sweet wine, "Vermayle," (fn. 19) "Reneys," or other wine, carry their measures to be sealed by the Chamberlain by the same day under pain of imprisonment, and that no taverner sell "Ryneys" or other wine in earthen pot, "Grusekyn," (fn. 20) or any other measure except those aforesaid, sealed with the seal of the Chamber and the Alderman of the Ward; and that no taverner put "Ryneys" and other white wine in the same tavern [sic] under pain of forfeiture.

Folio lxxxvii.

Acquittance by John, son of John de Gloucestre, late fishmonger, to Margery, late wife of Richard Smelt, John Michel, and Alexander de Aungre, executors of the said Richard Smelt, who was late executor of the said John de Gloucestre, the father, for patrimony due to the said John de Gloucestre, the son. Dated Wednesday after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 34 Edward III. [A.D. 1360-1].

Bond by the above Margery and John Michel, vintner, in favour of the above John de Gloucestre in the sum of £400. Dated Thursday before the Feast of the Purification [2 Feb.], 35 Edward III. [A.D. 1360-1].

Indenture of covenant that the above bond shall be void on repayment of a loan of £200 on the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord [25 Dec.] next ensuing. Dated Friday before the Feast of Purification [2 Feb.], 35 Edward III. [A.D. 1360-1].

Folio lxxxvii b.

Exon' acio Marg' ie que fuit ux' Ric' i Smelt et Joh' is Michel.

Afterwards, viz., on the 7th March, 43 Edward III. [A.D. 1368- 1369], came John de Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain, before Simon de Mordone, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, and acknowledged that John de Graveneye, brewer, executor of the above John, son of John de Gloucestre, had been paid the above sum of £200 by the above John Michel and Margery, and they are quit.

Custod' Thom' fil' Edm' i de Hemenhale.

Saturday after the Feast of St. Andrew [30 Nov.], 34 Edward III. [A.D. 1360], the guardianship of Thomas, son of Edmund de Hemenhale, aged sixteen years, and of Margaret his sister, aged twelve, committed to Thomas Cheyner, mercer, by John Wrothe, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and John de Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain. Sureties, viz., William Essex, mercer, William de Burton, goldsmith, John de Hardyngham, mercer, and Thomas de Mounteneye, mercer.

ijs. vjd.

Power of attorney from Thomas Hauteyn to John Bas, "lyndraper," to receive an annual quitrent from the tenement of William de Holbeche for a period of two years. Dated the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord [25 Dec.], 34 Edward III. [A.D. 1360].

Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation forbidding the exportation of corn and malt without special licence. Witness the King at Westminster, 17 Feb., 35 Edward III. [A.D. 1360-1].

Proclamation made accordingly, Friday after the Feast of St. Valentine [14 Feb.].

Custodes del Watergate de Castelbaynard.

Saturday after the Feast of St. Matthias [24 Feb.], 35 Edward III. [A.D. 1360-1], John de Somertone, John Sherne, Stephen Stanhard, John Chaundeler, Richard Freman, and John de Asshurst elected and sworn before the Mayor and Aldermen to cleanse "la Watergate" of Chastelbaynard.

Folio lxxxviii.

Writ to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Sheriffs that they allow citizens of Norwich their chartered right to be quit of toll and lastage. Witness the King at Westminster, 14 Feb., 35 Edward III. [A.D. 1360-1].

Carta civitatis Norwic' allocat' in London'.

Charter of Richard I. to the citizens of Norwich. Dated at Portesm[ue] by the hands of William de Longchamp, Bishop of Ely, the Chancellor, 5 May, 5 Ric. I. [A.D. 1194]. (fn. 21)

The above charter allowed before John Wrothe, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, anno 35 Edward III.

Saturday after the Feast of St. Nicholas [6 Dec.], 34 Edward III. [A.D. 1360], inquisition taken before the Mayor and Sheriffs touching a right of way through the great gate of the Temple to the Thames by oath of John de Hydyngham, Andrew Grauntcourt, William atte Chaumbre, John de Lodelowe, Robert de York, William Dachet, William Sallowe, John de Lenham, Walter de Chedyngdone, William de Baa, John de Rychemound, and Simon Sparwe. (fn. 22)

Upholders de Cornhulle.

Saturday after the Feast of St. Matthias [24 Feb.], 35 Edward III. [A.D. 1360-1], Robert Gyle, Thomas atte Noket, Peter Warysoun, and John de Norhamptone, "upholderes," elected by good men of the mistery to survey and govern the men of the mistery so that they sell nothing but good wares, and they were sworn before the Mayor and Aldermen to bring before the same any false goods they found.

Folio lxxxviii b.

Md qe ceux Custumes sount expresses en lez graund' Tables ore in le Mayres Courte.

These are the customs of Billynggesgate written from the Guildhall (hors de la Gyhale). It is ordained by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons that the Bailiff of the said place shall have a compter in a certain place at Billynggesgate wherein to put the pledges and distresses taken by his office for speedy deliverance of strangers passing the sea, and that the said Bailiff take no other customs of any manner of merchandise brought from beyond the sea by strangers, except the customs contained in this writing, under pain of imprisonment of body and forfeiture of his office, and that he take for no plaint made in his Court a greater amercement than 4d. under penalty aforesaid. It is so ordained that neither the said Bailiff nor the searcher of the water (serchour del ewe) nor any other on their behalf shall take anything of strangers for their release (pur lour bienalez) under penalty aforesaid. (fn. 23)

Folio lxxxix.

Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation for the due observance of certain ordinances made in the last Parliament at Westminster. Witness the King at Westminster, 15 March, 35 Edward III. [A.D. 1360-1].

Folio lxxxix-xc b.

The above ordinances (fn. 24) set out.

Br'e quod Constabular' Turris nullas capiat prisas de aliquib' victualib' per aquam neque per terram etc. v'sus civitatem vementib'.

Writ to Robert de Morlee, Constable of the Tower, forbidding him to take prisage of victuals coming to the City by land or water, inasmuch as the King had granted the citizens a charter of exemption. (fn. 25) Witness the King at Westminster, 15 March, 33 Edward III. [A.D. 1358-9]. (fn. 26)

Footnotes

1 Vide supra, p. 51n.
2 Probably a sculptor of marble, and perhaps the same as "tableter," mentioned in previous Letter-Books.
3 Co. Kent.
4 Set out in 'Memorials,' p. 305.
5 The same again recorded on fo. lxxxiv.
6 This Parliament, like the Council held the previous year in five different provincial assemblies, granted the King a fifteenth and tenth. Stubbs, 'Const. Hist.,' ii. 406n., 412n. The return to the writ is not recorded in the Letter-Book. The members returned were Bartholomew Frestlynge, Stephen Cavendysshe, Walter de Berneye, and Richard Toky. See 'London and the Kingdom,' Appendix B.
7 Vide supra, fo. lxxxiii b.
8 A sum of money or allowance of victuals or clothing paid by a religious house.
9 Dated 6 March, 1 Edward III. [A.D. 1326-7].
10 Sat from the 24th Jan. to the 18th Feb., 1361. The return is not recorded in the Letter-Book. The members were Adam Fraunceys, John Pecche, Simon de Benyngtone, and John Pyel. See 'London and the Kingdom,' Appendix B.
11 The peace signed at Bretigni, 8 May, 1360, whereby Edward III. agreed to renounce all claim to the crown and kingdom of France.
12 Printed by Delpit (op. cit.), p. 121.
13 A reservation was made in the peace with respect to Brittany. Rymer, 'Fœdera,' vol. iii. pt. i. p. 516.
14 Printed by Delpit (op. cit.), p. 122.
15 Rymer, 'Fœdera,' vol. iii. pt. i. p. 553.
16 "This name, given to hucksters or retailers of victuals from door to door, appears to be of rare occurrence; it is probably to be met with only in the City books, temp. Edward III." (Riley, Glossary, 'Liber Albus,' s.v. "Birlester"). It occurs again in this Letter-Book (infra, fo. cxxvii) in another proclamation touching fishmongers in 1364: Et qe Birlestres cestassavoir povres gentz et femmes qi vont criantz pesson en la dite citee puissent aler par les rues a crier et vender lour pesson.
17 Cf. ' Liber Albus,' i. 360.
18 Ib., i. 266-7, 335-6.
19 Red wine (Riley).
20 Or "crusekyn," a little cruse or drinking cup.
21 Printed in Blomefield's 'Norfolk,' vol. iii. pp. 36-7.
22 The finding of the jurors is set out in 'Memorials,' pp. 305-6.
23 Here follows a schedule of customs to be taken, which is fully set out in 'Liber Albus' (Rolls Series, vol i. pp. 237-8) and 'Liber Dunthorn' (fo. cxxxiii b), and partly set out in the City's 'Liber Custumarum (fo. cxcviii) and 'Liber Horn' (fo. ccxxiv b). The two last-mentioned volumes, being earlier in date than the first two, record the customs down to "de chescun carre de plumb issant par estrange iiijd.," after which follow additional customs of a later date, and marked in the margin "custume novel."
24 Printed in 'Statutes at Large' (ed. 1758), vol. i. pp. 313-19.
25 Charter dated at Westminster, 6 March, 1 Edw. III. [A.D. 1326-7].
26 Printed in 'Liber Albus,' i. 414-416.