Folio clxxxi - cxc.
Carta facta Maiori et co'itati civit' London' per Aliciam Chabham etc.
Grant by Alice, late wife of William de Chabham, of the
vill of Tybourne, co. Middlesex, to Adam Fraunceys, the
Mayor, and the Commonalty of the City, of a parcel of land
twenty-four feet square, to serve for a fountain head to the
Conduit of London, according as the Mayor and Commonalty
for the time being may select in all her land situate "atte
Cherchende" in the said vill of Tybourne, between the land
belonging to the Hospital of St. Giles towards the west and the
highway on the east, together with a right to dig, lay cisterns,
and make subterranean ways under forty feet of her land
adjacent to the aforesaid parcel of land. Dated 20 Feb.,
28 Edward III. [A.D. 1353-4].
Folio clxxxi b.
Scriptum Rob'ti Pycot pannar' et Matill' [ux'] ejus per Camerarium.
nil sol' quia tang' communitatem.
Lease by John de Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain, with the
assent of the Mayor and Aldermen, to Robert Pycot, draper,
and Matilda his wife, of a tenement in Candelwykstrete in the
parish of St. Swithin, formerly belonging to Roger de Depham,
and situate near the tenements of Thomas de St. Edmund and
Isabella Marwe; to hold the same for a term of seven years
at an annual rent of £4. Dated in the Chamber of the
Guildhall the eve of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 40 Edward III.
L'ra attornati Johannis Guychard.
sol' ijs. vjd.
A power of attorney granted by John Guychard, servant and
attorney of Bernard Brutey and John de Betoigne, merchants
of Bordeaux, to "Piers" de Molaryn, Marsean la Prade, and
Pelegryn de Cause of Agen (Dageyneis), to receive a sum of money from Gilbert Goodchilde, taverner, and Sabyne Pledour de Stratford atte Bowe. Dated 28 Aug., A.D. 1366.
Folio clxxxii b.
Custod' Thom' Simonis et Will'i filior' Ric'i Bacoun.
27 Aug., 40 Edward III. [A.D. 1366], the guardianship of
Thomas, Simon, and William, sons of Richard Bacoun, (fn. 1) late
"stokfishmongere," committed by John Lovekyn, the Mayor,
and John de Cauntebrugge, the Chamberlain, to James Radewelle and Juliana his wife, late wife of the said Richard.
Sureties, viz., William Bysz and William Kyrketone, stockfishmongers.
Ordinacio renovata de apprenticus.
23 July, 40 Edward III. [A.D. 1366], ordinance made by John
Lovekyn, the Mayor, Adam Fraunceys, John de Stodeye,
Stephen Cavendisshe, William Haldene, John Not, John
Mytford, John de St. Alban, James Andreu, Walter Forster,
William atte Welde, Symon Mordone, and John Lytle,
Aldermen, and good folk of the Commons that apprentices be
admitted to their franchise at the end of their term on the
testimony of their masters, as of old accustomed, notwithstanding an ordinance made during the Mayoralty of Adam de
Bury to the effect that such apprentices should bring their
masters and six other folk of the mistery in which they have
served to testify to their fitness to be received into the franchise,
and that they should then be received in the presence of three
Aldermen and the Chamberlain, and not otherwise. (fn. 2)
Afterwards, viz., on Monday the Feast of St. Matthew, Ap.
[21 Sept.], following, the above ordinance was confirmed at a
common assembly at the Guildhall.
Ordinacio renovata de' hominibus admittend' in libertatem civitatis London.
The same Monday it was ordained that those who wished to
be received into the franchise of the City should come to the
Guildhall with six good men of their mistery, and there be
received before three Aldermen and the Chamberlain, paying
a certain amount of their goods at the discretion of the said
Aldermen and Chamberlain, and no one should be compelled
to receive the franchise if it be proved by examination of the
good men of his mistery and the neighbours of his Ward that
he had not sufficient goods—notwithstanding the ordinance
made in the time of Adam de Bury to the effect that those
received into the franchise should pay 60s., (fn. 3) a sum which drovemany to leave the City.
Folio clxxxiii b.
Received by John de Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain, for
writings and indentures enrolled from Michaelmas, 39 Edward III., to Michaelmas, 40 Edward III., 7s. 6d.
Judicium pillor' Esthamme.
14 Oct., 40 Edward III. [A.D. 1366], John Edmond de
Esthamme, "cornmongere," condemned to the pillory by John
Lovekyn, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, for exposing for sale
at Grascherche a quarter of oats in a sack having a bushel
of good oats on the top and the rest of an inferior quality.
Custodia Thome et Juliane pueror' Will'i Laurence.
20 July, 40 Edward III. [A.D. 1366], the guardianship of
Thomas, son of William Laurence, fishmonger, and of Juliana,
daughter of the said William, committed by John Lovekyn,
the Mayor, and John de Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain, to
Thomas Hore, fishmonger. Sureties, viz., Walter Forster,
skinner, and Richard Claverynge, draper, of Cornhulle.
Afterwards, viz., on the 12th August, 46 Edward III.
[A.D. 1372], came John Claverynge, draper, who had married
the above Juliana, and acknowledged satisfaction for money
received from Agnes, wife of the above Thomas Hore, as due
to the said Juliana on the death of Thomas her brother.
The same day came John de Ikelyngham, fellmonger, and
acknowledged satisfaction for money received from the same
in trust for Guy, son of the above William Laurence.
Likewise the above John Claverynge received from John
Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain, a sum of money in trust for
the children of William Laurence.
Folio clxxxiv b.
Custodia Guydonis fil' Will'i Laurence.
20 July, 40 Edward III. [A.D. 1366], the guardianship of Guy,
son of William Laurence, fishmonger, aged six years, committed by John Lovekyn, the Mayor, and John de Cauntebrigge,
the Chamberlain, to John Ikelyngham, fellmonger. Sureties,
viz., Walter Forster, skinner, and Richard Claverynge, draper.
Afterwards, viz., on Wednesday before the Feast of St. Peter
ad Vincula [1 Aug.], 6 Richard II. [A.D 1382], came Richard
Hatfeld and Dionisia his wife, widow and executrix of the
above Richard Claverynge, and Adam de St. Ive and Agnes
his wife, widow and executrix of the above Walter Forster,
and paid to Richard Odyham, the Chamberlain, a sum of
money due from the above John Ikelyngham to the above
Guy, who had come of age. The said Chamberlain is discharged, having delivered the money to the aforesaid Guy.
John Lovekyn, Mayor, Adam Fraunceys, William de Haldene,
John de Stodeye, Stephen Cavendisshe, John Not, Bartholomew
de Frestlynge, Simon de Mordone, John de Mitford, John de
St. Alban, Walter Forester, John Lytle, John Tornegold, John
de Bernes, John de Chychestre, William de Welde, James
Andrew, William de Tudenham. (fn. 4)
Br'e de indempnitate.
Letters patent to the effect that a recent appointment of John
Knyvet and certain others [not named] (fn. 5) to sit at the Guildhall
as commissioners for gaol-delivery of Neugate shall not be
made a precedent or be prejudicial to the liberty of the City.
Witness the King at Westminster, 8 June, 40 Edward III.
[Folios clxxxv b blank.]
28 February, 40 Edward III. [A.D. 1365-6], precept to the
several Aldermen that they summon twelve men suitably armed
to keep watch in their Wards on Tuesday evening next and the
following Friday, and so continue every fourth night, for the
preservation of the peace and arrest of evildoers; the men
so summoned to appear suitably armed, under a penalty of 12d.
for the first default, 12d. for the second, and 12d. and imprisonment for the third.
To watch on Sunday evening and Wednesday, viz., Tower
Ward, 12 men; Bridge, 12; Cornhulle, 12; Colmanstrete, 8;
Vintry, 12; Crepulgate, 12; Farndone Without, 16.
To watch on Monday and Thursday, viz., Byllyngesgate, 12;
Lymstrete, 4; Algate Within and Without, 8; Chepe, 16;
Douegate, 10; Cordewanerstret, 16; Aldrichesgate, 8; Quenhithe, 12; Farndone Within, 12.
To watch on Tuesday and Friday, viz., Bisshopesgate, 12;
Candelwykstret, 12; Langebourne, 10; Bradestrete, 10;
Walbroke, 12; Bassieshawe, 6; Bredstrete, 12; Baynardcastel, 10.
Another precept to the Aldermen that they maintain a watch at
Christmas time, the same year, according to the usages of the
City, and that after the Feast of Epiphany [6 Jan.] they cause a
watch to be kept with twelve armed men as above prescribed.
Folio clxxxvi b.
Acquietanc' Petri Holt per Will'm Welde pannar'.
Release by William Welde, draper, to Peter de Holt de
Cotherstoke, co Northampton, touching a bond of statute
merchant in the sum of £400 entered into before Henry Pycard,
late Mayor. Dated the Feast of St. Katherine [25 Nov.],
40 Edward III. [A.D. 1366].
23 Nov., 40 Edward III. [A.D. 1366], all the underwritten
bailiffs of Weavers were elected and sworn before John Lovekyn, the Mayor, viz.:—
Simon Cook, "webbe," and John Dyne sworn Bailiffs of the
English Weavers to regulate their mistery, &c.
Telar' de Flandr'.
Gerard van Brugge and William van Brugge sworn Bailiffs
of the Flemish Weavers, &c.
Peter Yonge and Peter Ogleye sworn Bailiffs of the Weavers
of Brabant, &c.
Securitas pro £xvj. xiijs. viijd. pro pueris Will'i Dumbull.
19 Jan., 40 Edward III. [A.D. 1366-7], John Lovekyn, the
Mayor, the Aldermen, and John de Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain, delivered to William Dunmowe, "bakere," a sum of
money in trust for John and Elizabeth, children of William
Dumbulle. Sureties, viz., Richard de Wrotham, "spycer," and
John Bucsted, "carpenter."
Folio clxxxvii b.
Custod' Joh'is fil' Will'i de Goldesburgh.
21 Jan., 40 Edward III. [A.D. 1366-7], the guardianship of
John, son of William de Goldesburgh, committed by the same
to Juliana his mother. Sureties, viz., Michael de Hakeneye,
"felmongere," and William Herrethe, "curreour."
Br'e nealiquid ducatur extra regnum per ter ram vel per mare ad partes Scocie etc.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to make proclamation against
sending horses, cattle, arms, victuals, &c., to Scotland. Witness
the King at Westminster, 25 Feb., 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1366-7]. (fn. 6)
Br'e quod vina et oleum non vendantur donec gaugeantur etc.
Writ to the Sheriffs that they from time to time visit those
places where wine and oil have been secretly discharged from
ships entering the port of London, and warn all parties concerned against selling wine and oil elsewhere than at the
wharves and quays where they are gauged. Witness the
King at Westminster, 16 Feb., 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1366-7].
Proclamation made accordingly on the 1st March.
Folio clxxxviii b.
Recordum Arbitrator' int' Joh'em Waket et Rob'tum de Witton' pannar'.
Award of Adam Carlyl, draper, William Passeware, Walter
Bachiller, Thomas Essex, Gilbert Notyngham, and Thomas de
Swafham, arbitrators, appointed on the 14th March, 37 Edward III. [A.D. 1362-3], in a dispute between John Waket,
tailor, and Robert de Wyttone, draper, touching property late
belonging to William Sporle, of whom the said Robert de
Wyttone was executor, and whose widow, Alice, the said John
Waket had married.
Catalla Alicie fil' Rob'ti Furneux trad' Andr' Pykeman pessoner.
19 March, 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1366-7], a sum of money
delivered by John de Cantebrigge, the Chamberlain, in the
presence of John Lovekyn, the Mayor, Adam Fraunceys,
William Haldene, John Pecche, Simon de Mordone, and John
Lytle, Aldermen, to Andrew Pykeman, fishmonger, in trust for
Alice, daughter of Robert Fourneux, (fn. 7) late fishmonger Sureties,
viz., Geoffrey Denny, fishmonger, and Simon Levelif, "brewere."
Afterwards the above Andrew paid the money to William
Lambyn de Bromlegh and Margaret his wife, the above Alice
having died, and the said Margaret being her cousin and heir,
viz., daughter of John, brother of the above Robert, as appears
by deed enrolled in the Husting of Pleas of Land held on
Monday before the Feast of St. Benedict [21 March], 45 Edward III. [A.D. 1370-1]. (fn. 8)
Folio clxxxix b.
Judicium Pillor' pro falsis cartis.
Monday after the Feast of St. Benedict [21 March], 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1366-7], proceedings in the Husting against
Robert de Edenosore, "skryveyn," for forging two deeds of
entail. (fn. 9)
13 May, 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367], Katherine "van the
venere" condemned to the pillory for women called "le
Thewe" for thickening the bottom of a quart measure with
pitch (pix), so that the consumer lost a third of its contents. (fn. 10)
Folio cxc b.
Friday after the Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May], 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367], Adam Fraunceys, John Pecche, William
de Haldene, Stephen Cavendysshe, John de Stodeye, John Lytle,
and Simon de Mordone, Aldermen, and John Hyltoft, Simon
Benyngtone, John Pyel, John Cranele, John Osekyn, and Adam
Wymondham, Commoners, elected to go to the Archbishop of
Canterbury and the Bishop of London to treat of matters
touching the City, and also to survey a certain gutter running
beneath the palace of the Bishop of London and thence by the
King's Wardrobe, which gutter is full of offensive matter, to the
great nuisance of the King, the Bishop, and divers others.