Folio cxci - cc.
L'ra acquietanc' in partem solucionis pro m'cator' de Amyas.
Acquittance under the Mayoralty seal by John Lovekyn, the
Mayor, for the sum of 62½ marks received from William
"Piedleu," brother of Simon "Piedeleu," in part payment of
a bond entered into by the said Simon with Adam de Bury,
the Mayor, for arrears of the annual rent of 50 marks due
to the City by the merchants of Amiens for enjoyment of
certain privileges. (fn. 1) Dated 6 June, 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367].
Folio cxci b.
Oliveri fil' Ade de Acres lib'at' Reginald' atte More pannar'.
27 July, 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367], John Lovekyn, the Mayor,
and John de Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain, delivered to
Reginald atte More, draper, the sum of £8, which Adam de
Acres left by will to Oliver his son, to hold the same in trust
for the said Oliver. Sureties, viz., John Cok, chandler, and
Thomas Leuesham, skinner.
Afterwards, viz., on Wednesday before the Feast of Translation of St. Edward [13 Oct.], 43 Edward III. [A.D. 1369], came
the above Reginald and delivered up the above money to the
said Chamberlain, and the same was delivered by Simon de
Mordone, the Mayor, and the Chamberlain to Roger de
Hyntone, "cordewanere," in trust for the said Oliver. Sureties,
viz., Richard Turk, senior, and Michael Treuthenek, "pelter."
Afterwards, viz., on the 20th Feb., 50 Edward III. [A.D. 1375-6],
came Margery, widow and executrix of the above Roger de
Hyntone, and the sureties of the said Roger, and rendered
account before William Eynesham, the Chamberlain, and
Ralph Strode, as auditors.
Precept for mendicants, vagrants, and pilgrims to leave the
City by the morrow of St. Laurence [10 Aug.], under penalty
of arrest; and that no leper beg in the streets for fear of
Folio cxcii b.
Indentur' int' Joh'em Mychel capellanum et Joh'em Frankeleyn ex una parte et Simonem Chykesond.
sol' ijs. vjd.
Lease by John Mychel, chaplain, and John Frankeleyn, woolmonger, to Simon de Chiksond, brewer, of a hostel called "la
Sterre on the hoope," in the parish of All Hallows de Bredestrete, which hostel the lessors recently obtained from Richard
Vyncent, Rector of the church of St. Benedict Schorhog, near
"le Catfethele"; (fn. 2) to hold the same for a term of seven years
at an annual rent of 20 marks. Witnesses, Master Richard
Armurer, Sampson Taverner, Ralph Schene, and others [not
named]. Dated 26 Feb., 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1366-7].
Recognicio pro Agn' fil' Thom' Byssheye.
Wednesday after the Feast of St. James, Ap. [25 July],
41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367], came Roger Basket, Richard
Dycoun, "tapycer," and John Brewere before John Lovekyn,
the Mayor, and John de Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain, and
acknowledged themselves bound to Agnes, daughter of Thomas
Byssheye, "tapycer," an orphan, in the sum of £20.
Arbitrium factum int' Will'm Keue et Ric'm Gyllynge.
Monday after the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.],
41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367], the award of arbitrators, viz.,
William de Haldene, Recorder, and John de Bryklesworth, in
a dispute between William Keue and Richard Gyllynge brought
in, whereby the said William was bound to pay the said Richard
the sum of 10 marks and surrender all interest in a certain
tenement in Fridaystret.
Folio cxciii b.
£xxx pueror' Joh'is Turk lib at' eid' Joh'i sub securitat'.
2 Oct., 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367], John Lovekyn, the Mayor,
the Aldermen, and John de Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain,
delivered to John Turk, fishmonger, a sum of money bequeathed
by Simon de Worsted, mercer, to Simon and William, sons of
the said John Turk and Margery his wife. The said Simon,
son of John Turk, having died before the debts of Simon de
Worsted were fully paid, it was ordained by Alice, widow of
the said Simon de Worsted, and Adam Wymondham, Robert
Beaumond, and Thomas Bowe, executors of the said Simon,
that the portion of Simon Turk should remain to Alice his
sister, (fn. 3) and the portions of the said William and Alice were
delivered to the said John Turk in trust for them. Surety,
viz., Giles Pykeman, fishmonger.
Custodia Elizabethe fil' Steph'i de Stanford.
9 Oct., 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367], the guardianship of
Elizabeth, daughter of Stephen de Stanford, committed by John
Lovekyn, the Mayor, and John de Cantebrigge, the Chamberlain, to Robert Kebbyl, "dieghere," and Margaret his wife.
Sureties, viz., William Plomer, residing outside Crepulgate,
and Roger atte Bouwe, "taillour," residing in the parish of
St. Peter in the Ward of Queenhithe. (fn. 4)
Folio cxciv b.
Indentura int Joh'em Bradmedwe et Mariot' ux' ejus ex parte una et Walt'um Parker.
Lease by John Bradmedwe, "huyrer," and Mariota his wife,
to Walter Parker, cornmonger, of a certain shop, &c., in the
parish of St. Andrew near Cornhulle in Lymstrete, for a term
of seven years. Dated the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord
[25 Dec.], 39 Edward III. [A.D. 1365].
Received by John de Cantebrigge, the Chamberlain, for
deeds and indentures enrolled in this book for one year from
Michaelmas, 40 Edward III. [A.D. 1366], the sum of 7s. 6d.
Indentur' int' Henr' Yerdelee ex una parte et Rob'tum Couen.
sol' ijs. vjd.
Lease by Henry de Yerdele to Robert Couen, skinner, of a
house called "ye lyoun atte Dore" in Watlyngstrete, parish of
All Hallows, Bredestrete, for a term of fifty-five years on the
same conditions under which the said Robert held the same by
demise of Thomas Dolsely. Dated the Feast of the Nativity
of St. John Bapt. [24 June], 40 Edward III. [A.D. 1366].
Folio cxcv b.
Acquietancia Alicie relicte Joh'is Syward et Will'i Syward per Thomam Syward.
A general release by Thomas, son of Roger Syward,
"peautrer," to Alice, widow of John Syward, (fn. 5) and William
Syward, brother of the said John, touching property left
to him by his said father. Witnesses, Adam Haket, John
Hidyngham, Robert Spenser, Adam atte Water, and others
[not named]. Dated 3 Nov., 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367].
Temp. James Andrew, Mayor, 42 Edward III.
Eleccio Maioris a° xlj°.
Thursday the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.].
41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367], John Lovekyn, the Mayor, the
Aldermen, and an immense Commonalty were assembled in
the great hall of the Guildhall, when James Andrew was elected
by the Aldermen to be Mayor for the year ensuing with the
general consent. And he was sworn, &c.
Folio cxcvi b-cxcvii b.
A proclamation made temp. James Andrew, Mayor, on
Thursday, the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.], 41 Edward III.
[A.D. 1367], for keeping the peace, regulation of trade, and
general government of the City.
Proclamacio de Camb'.
Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation of the King's
purpose to increase the number of Exchanges in the City, and
for those who wished to keep an Exchange to appear before
the Chancellor and Treasurer at Westminster on the following
Monday. Witness the King at Westminster, 2 Dec., 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367].
Proclamation made accordingly on Saturday after the Feast
of St. Andrew [30 Nov.].
Proclamacio quod nullus capiat mone tam Scoc neque anar' terrar'.
Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation forbidding the
use of Scottish coinage or any other coinage except the King's.
Witness the King at Westminster, 8 Dec., 41 Edward III.
[A.D. 1367]. (fn. 6)
Proclamation made accordingly on Friday after the Feast of
St. Nicholas [6 Dec.].
Folio cxcviii b.
Br'e de camb'.
Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation for all Exchanges
of gold and silver to be located in Bukleresbury. Witness the
King at Westminster, 8 Dec., 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367]. (fn. 7)
Saturday after the Feast of the Conception B. M. [8 Dec.]
came Henry Godchepe, Thomas Whitchurche, William de
Harewedone, John de Bristowe, Simon de Macchynge, and
Adam Elsham before James Andreu, the Mayor, William de
Haldene, the Recorder, John Stodeye, Stephen Cavendisshe,
Bartholomew Frestlynge, Simon de Mordone, Walter Forster,
John Chychestre, William Tudenham, John de St. Alban, John
Lytle, and Richard de Croydone, Aldermen, and entered into
bond for safeguarding John Cherte, "pouchemakere," detained
in prison for the death of Roger de Hockele, "pouchemakere,"
and for producing his body before the Justices for gaol-delivery
of Neugate, or before the Mayor, the Aldermen, and John
Tornegold and William Dykeman, the Sheriffs, quo et quando etc
Folio cxcix b.
Ordinario de carbonibus et de saccis.
At a congregation of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commoners
in the Guildhall on Thursday the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.],
41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367-8], there being present James
Andrew, the Mayor, William Halden, John Noot, John Lytle,
John de St. Alban, John de Mytford, John Tornegold, Richard
de Croydone, John de Bernes, William de Tudenham, and
William "Wilde," (fn. 8) Aldermen, the Sheriffs, and very many
commoners, the following Statute touching the sale of coals
was ordained. (fn. 9)
Convencio int' Simonem Levelif ex una parte et Barth'm de Bourne ex parte altera.
sol' ijs. vjd.
Tuesday after the Feast of St. Nicholas [6 Dec.], 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367], came Simon Levelif into the Chamber
of the Guildhall, before James Andreu, the Mayor, and the
Aldermen, and agreed that a clause of re-entry in case of
arrears of rent should be added to an indenture of lease made
anno 29 Edward III. by William Knyth, Rector of the Church
of Great "Hardys," (fn. 10) co. Kent., and Margaret, late wife of
Sir John de Bourne, Knt., to the said Simon and Lucy his wife,
of tenements and wharf at "le Fresshewharf," in the parish of
St. Botolph near Byllingesgate, for a term of twenty years,
at an annual rent of £19, which indenture had been confirmed
by Bartholomew de Bourne, son and heir of the aforesaid
Folio cc b.
Comissio pro loco vocat' le Roumelond.
Monday after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367-8], John Curteys, Hugh de Ware, John
Brian, and William Strokelady are appointed by James Andreu,
the Mayor, to collect certain tolls on merchandise coming to
Queenhithe by way of subsidy to defray the cost of cleansing
and repairing the "Roumelond" (fn. 11) in the soke of Queenhithe,
the same to be taken from Monday after the Feast of St. Hillary
[13 Jan.], 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367-8], until the Feast of
St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.] next, viz., for every quarter of
corn, ¼d.; for a boat bringing rushes, 4d.; for a schuyt bringing
corn or wood, 2d.; for every ship bringing victuals, 2d.; from
every man depositing filth there, 2s.; and from sellers of rushes
for every boatful of rushes, 4d.