Folio clxi - clxx.
Scriptum Ade de Bury per Joh'em Blaunche de custod' Joh'is fil' Joh'is de Oxon'.
Whereas John, son of John de Oxenford, vintner, by his will
enrolled at the Husting for Common Pleas held on Monday
after the Feast of the Translation of St. Edward the King
[13 Oct.], 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1357], devised the guardianship
of John his son to Johanna his wife and to John Blaunche
conjointly, (fn. 1) and whereas the said Johanna had by deed enrolled
in the Chamber of the Guildhall, the 14th Jan., the same year,
released her said guardianship to the said John Blaunche, the
said John Blaunche now conveys the guardianship to Adam de
Bury by deed dated 11 Aug., 39 Edward III. [A.D. 1365].
Folio clxi - clxi b.
L'ra de privato sigillo contra chevancias malas.
Letter of Privy Seal to the Mayor and Sheriffs to inquire into
the business of unlawful exchange that was being carried on in
the City, whether by Lombard, French, or English merchants,
or others. Dated at Windsor Castle, 29 July, 39 Edward III.
Indentura int' Adam de Bury Maiorem Aldr'os et com'-tatem civitat' London' et joh'em de Bures.
Lease by Adam de Bury, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and
Commonalty to John de Bures, draper, of a mansion formerly
occupied by Roger de Depham in the lane and parish of
St. Swithin de Candelwykestret for a term of thirty years, at an
annual rent of £6. Dated 4 April, 39 Edward III. [A.D. 1365].
Folio clxii b.
Ordinances of the "Pelleters" (Skinners). (fn. 2)
Ordinances regulating the service rendered by Tawyers to Pelleters. (fn. 3)
Folio clxiii b.
The ordinances of the above two misteries to be formally
promulgated for the first time, and to take the place of
Ordinacio Abrocarior' Pelletrie.
Ordinances touching Brokers of the mistery of Peltry to the
In the first place, they shall act justly between merchant and
merchant, not favouring either party, according to the terms of
Also they shall neither buy nor sell any kind of peltry under
penalty of forfeiture.
Also they shall not cause foreign folk and others not engaged
in the mistery to assemble and traffic in the City.
Also they shall give warning to the mistery if they find any
false peltry or false "pakkure" (fn. 4) in the possession of merchants
on their way to the City.
Folio clxiv b.
Ordinacio de pace d'ni R' et de billis pl'it-and' coram Maiore et de victualib' et de servis' et de venellis mundand'.
12 Nov., 38 Edward III. [A.D. 1364], ordinance made for the
good government of the City by Adam de Bury, the Mayor,
the Aldermen, Simon de Mordone and John de "Mytford," the
Sheriffs, and the good folks of the City assembled in the
Guildhall, to the following effect, viz.:—
In the first place, full power is given to the Constables of the
Wards to arrest any one breaking the peace, and commit them
to the houses of the Sheriffs, there to remain until released with
the assent of the Mayor on their finding surety for good
Also the said Constables have full power with the beadles of
the Wards to search hostelers and herbergeours, so that no
victuals be sold privately, but only in open market, and also to
search the houses of brewsters and other places, to prevent ale
being sold for more than the regulation price.
Ordinacio le "Scavigiers" pro pavyment'.
Also the "Scawageours" to have full power to survey the
pavements and see that they are kept in good repair, and also
the streets and lanes that they be kept clean, and to report any
one hindering them in their duties. (fn. 5)
De cervisia vend' contra assisam et pena ordinata.
Also that any one found selling beer above the regulation
price shall be fined.
De billis placitand' coram Maiore.
Also it is ordained that all those who wish to complain before
the Mayor and Aldermen by Bill shall find pledges to prosecute
their Bill, and the Mayor shall do them speedy justice from day
to day without any delay, according to the law merchant, &c. (fn. 6)
Eleccio Maiore' in festo Apostolor' Simonis et Jude.
Sunday the eve of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 39 Edward III.
[A.D. 1365], it was ordained by Adam de Bury, the Mayor, the
Aldermen, and the Sheriffs, with the assent of the whole
Commonalty, that the Mayor of the City of London ought
always to be elected on the Feast of the Apostles Simon and
Jude [28 Oct.], as of ancient time it was accustomed to be done,
any former ordinance to the contrary notwithstanding. (fn. 7)
Folio clxv b.
Indentura int' Adam de Bury et Ric'm Lyouns de vino dulci.
Lease by Adam de Bury, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and
Commonalty of the City to Richard Lyouns, "vynter," of the
three taverns assigned for the sale of sweet wines, the profits
of which were to be devoted to the repair of the City's walls
ditches, &c., viz., a tavern in Chepe, another in Walbroke, and
a third in Lumbardstrete, to hold the same for a term of ten
years, at an annual rent of £200. The wines to be sold at
reasonable price, viz., a gallon of fine "vernage" at 32d., other
"vernage" at 2s.; "Malvesyn," "Romanye," "Ryvere,"
"Rybole," "Candy," "Clarre," and all other sweet wines at
16d. Dated 26 Aug., 39 Edward III. [A.D. 1365].
Precept for the Sheriffs who had served their term to bring
in their rolls to the Guildhall on Monday before the Feast or
St. Matthew [21 Sept.], pursuant to ordinance made anno
32 Edward I. [A.D. 1304], (fn. 8) and confirmed anno 30 Edward III.
[A.D. 1356]. (fn. 9) Dated 7 Sept., 39 Edward III. [A.D. 1365].
Eleccio co'is servientis et vicecomit' etc.
Sunday the Feast of St. Matthew [21 Sept.], 39 Edward III.
[A.D. 1365], John de Wentebrigge elected Common Serjeant of
the City and sworn according to custom, &c. The same day
Adam de Bury, the Mayor, elected John de Brikelesworth, and
the whole commonalty of the City elected Thomas de Irland,
skinner, to be Sheriffs, &c.
Receipt of deeds and indentures from Michaelmas, anno
38 [Edward III.], to Michaelmas, anno 39.
Folio clxvi b-clxviii.
Inspeximus Charter to the Prior of Christchurch, Canterbury.
Dated at Berwick on Tweed, 16 Oct., 9 Edward III. [A.D. 1335]. (fn. 10)
Writ to S[imon Islip], Archbishop of Canterbury, his officials,
&c., forbidding them to cite the King's Collectors of Custom
before a court Christian for alleged abuses committed in the
City of London. Witness the King at Westminster, 8 July,
39 Edward III. [A.D. 1365].
Folio clxviii b.
Br'e pro tapiceriis.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to make proclamation to the
effect that in order to remedy abuses in the mistery of Tapicers,
the King, at the instance of the Tapicers, had appointed Giles
de Kelleseye, Richard atte Dyke, Robert Padegrys, and John
Bullok to survey the mistery for one year, at the expiration of
which term the Tapicers are to elect four others. Witness the
King at Westminster, 20 Oct., 39 Edward III. [A.D. 1365].
De fin' Pellipar'.
The names of those found in default touching the ordinances
of the "Peleters," and who paid their fine by order of the
Masters of the "Peleters," (fn. 11) viz.:—
John Lawselle, William Lambele, John Smothe, Robert Brent,
"Peres" de Mildenhall, Robert Couene, Hugh Rolf, Roger
Alby, Richard Dawe, Salamon Rysby, Richard Sturdy, Andrew
Cokeshale, Adam Cope, John de Brugges, William Penne,
Richard Toppesham, William Combertone, Robert de Herford,
John Blanket, Robert de Holme, "Peres" Torold, William de
Clare, Roger Cavendisshe, John Halyday, Thomas de Ware,
Robert de Salesbury, John Barry, Thomas de Bosenham, John
Devenysshe, John de Ikelyngham, Gilbert Benet, Andrew
Hedyngham, "Blase" de Bury, William Assheburne, William
Badyngham, and William Wodhous.
Folio clxix b.
Custodia Thome fil' Joh'is le Chaundeler.
Tuesday the eve of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], 39 Edward III. [A.D. 1365], the guardianship of Thomas, son of John
le Chaundeler, aged eight years, committed by Adam de Bury,
the Mayor, and John de Cantebrigge, the Chamberlain, to John
de Sexlyngham and Cecilia his wife, late wife of the said John le
Chaundeler. Sureties, viz., John de Bartone, "vynter," Walter
Iwayn, "taillour," John de Wyrhale, bailiff of Byllingesgate,
and John Norfolk, "taillour."
Afterwards, viz., on the 5th March, 50 Edward III.
[A.D. 1375-6], came Hugh de Stantone and Cecilia his wife, late
wife of John de Sexlyngham, before Adam Stable, Alderman,
Adam Carlille, William Eynesham, and Ralph Strode, as
auditors, and rendered account of the property of the above
Thomas, son of John le Chaundeler, who afterwards acknowledged satisfaction before John Warde, the Mayor, William
Waleworth, John Norhamptone, and Adam Stable, Aldermen.
Custodia Ric'i fil' Ric'i de Cavendysshe nuper pannar' London'.
Thursday after the Feast of St. Andrew [30 Nov.], 39 Edward III. [A.D. 1365], came John Permay, and Thomas Lyncoln,
fishmonger, before Adam de Bury, the Mayor, and John de
Cantebrigge, the Chamberlain, and delivered to the said
Chamberlain the sum of £10 in trust for Richard, son of
Richard de Cavendysshe, late draper, the money having been
bequeathed to the said Richard, son of Richard, by Peter Figo
and Elena his wife.
Quer' plus in librocum litera H fol. xxix ubi exoneracio.
The same day the guardianship of the said Richard was
committed to John de Foxcote and Margaret his wife. Sureties,
viz., Gilbert de Meldebourne, and John Baudry, fishmonger.
Custodia Joh'e filie Will'i Whytheved de Westone.
Thursday after the Feast of Conception B. M. [8 Dec.], 39 Edward III. [A.D. 1365], the guardianship of Johanna, daughter of
William Whytheved de Westone, aged sixteen years, committed
by Adam de Bury, the Mayor, and John de Cantebrigge, the
Chamberlain, to John de Westone, "tayllour." Sureties, viz.,
William de Dunmowe, baker, and William de Stokes,
Afterwards, viz., on Wednesday before the Feast of
St. Dunstan [19 May], 43 Edward III. [A.D. 1369], came the
above Johanna before the Mayor and Aldermen and acknowledged satisfaction for her money.
Folio clxx b.
Custodia Johanne et Anne filiar' Henr' Sket allutar'.
15 Dec., 39 Edward III. [A.D. 1365], the guardianship of
Johanna and Anna, daughters of Henry Sket, cordwainer,
committed by Adam de Bury, the Mayor, and John de Cantebrigge, the Chamberlain, to Andrew de Orewelle and John