Folio cci - ccx.
Concordia facta int' Joh'em Chert pouchemakere et Agnetem ux'em ejus ex parte una et Mich'em Hakeneye ex parte altera.
21 Jan., 41 Edward III. [A.D. 1367-8], a settlement of a dispute
between John Cherte, "pouchemakere," and Agnes his wife on
the one part, and Michael de Hakeneye on the other, by the
intervention of arbitrators, viz., William Welde and Simon
Benyngtone on behalf of John Cherte, and Master Robert de
Wykford, clerk, and Nicholas de Extone on behalf of Michael de
Hakeneye, together with James Andreu, the Mayor, as umpire,
and Adam Fraunceys and William de Haldene as coadjutors.
The payment of a certain sum of money being adjudged to John
Chert and Agnes his wife, a bond was entered into for the same
by William Craft and John Essex, "gurdeler," before John de
Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain.
Folio cci b.
Proclamacio de Allece vendend'.
Ordinance to the effect that no one shall sell red herring
(harang sore) for more than eight a penny, and white herring
(harang blank) for more than six a penny by wholesale or retail,
under pain of forfeiture.
Proclaimed on Thursday before the Feast of St. Matthias
[24 Feb.], 42 Edward III. [A.D. 1367-8].
And there were present when the proclamation was made the
Aldermen: James Andreu, the Mayor, William Haldene,
Adam Fraunceys, John Stodeye, Stephen Cavendysshe, William
Welde, John Lytle, John Mytford, John Tornegold, Simon de
Mordone, John de St. Alban, and Richard de Croydone.
Fishmongers: Ralph Double, Nicholas de Extone, John Horn,
Thomas de Croydone, Robert Rammeseye, John Rous, William
Bys, John de Mordone, Thomas Frere, John Tryple, William de
Neuport, William Kelshulle, and William Strokelady.
The same day certain vintners, viz., John de Rothynge,
Thomas Vannere, Robert de la More, Thomas Gysors, Roger
Longe, Geoffrey de Newentone, Henry Boseworthe, John
Chaumpeneys, John Osekyn, Gilbert Bonet, and William Heyroun, came before James Andrew, the Mayor, and the Aldermen
aforesaid, and undertook that wines of Gascony should be sold
at a reasonable price, so that no complaint should come before
the Mayor, &c.; and they were willing to notify the price before
the lord the Prince when he should return to England, (fn. 1) if need
Monday after Palm Sunday [2 April], 42 Edward III.
[A.D. 1368], Henry le Clerk, Thomas Bonavetoure, John Gyles,
and William atte Lathe, "tapicers," sworn to govern their
mistery and report defects, &c.
Writ to the Sheriffs for the election of four citizens to attend
a Parliament to be held at Westminster on the 1st May
next. (fn. 2) Witness the King at Westminster, 24 Feb., 42 Edward III. [A.D. 1367-8].
Pursuant to the above writ, John Wroth and Bartholomew
Frestlynge, Aldermen, and John Aubrey and John Organ,
Commoners, were elected.
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L'ra attornati Joh'is Northwych et Hug' de Heigham per Will'm Pykard.
A general power of attorney granted by William Pykard,
kinsman and heir of Henry Pykard, to John de Northwych,
goldsmith, and Hugh de Heigham, clerk. Dated 3 March,
42 Edward III. [A.D. 1367-8].
Ball'i Angl'i de Thelar' jur'.
9 March, 42 Edward III. [A.D. 1367-8], came John de Bathe,
Richard de Halstede, and John de Heygham, English weavers,
into Court, of whom John de Bathe and Richard de Halstede
were sworn bailiffs to govern their mistery, &c.
Acquietanc' Alic' que fuit ux' Will'i Brome.
Acquittance by Edmund Brome to Alice, widow and executrix
of William Brome, his uncle, for a legacy of 10 marks. Dated
the Feast of St. Gregory [12 March], 42 Edward III.
Carpentar et Cementar' jur'.
Monday after the Feast of SS. Perpetua and Felicitas
[7 March], 42 Edward III. [A.D. 1367-8], Master John de
Totenham and Richard de "Shropshyre," carpenters, and
Richard atte Cherche and Thomas atte Barnet, masons, were
sworn in full Husting to faithfully discharge their duties in
partitioning lands, rents, and tenements in the City and suburbs,
and in Assises of Nuisance, &c.
Afterwards, viz., on Thursday the eve of St. Bartholomew
[24 Aug.], 43 Edward III. [A.D. 1369], came the above Master
John de Totenham before Simon de Mordone, the Mayor,
William Haldene, the Recorder, and the Aldermen, and asked
to be discharged on account of his old age and failing eyesight.
He was thereupon discharged, and Thomas Faut (Fant ?),
carpenter, elected in his place.
Folio cciii b.
Indentur Conductus London'.
Lease by James Andreu, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and
Commonalty to William de St. Albon, Knt., and Robert
Godewyn, cutler, of the custody of the Common Conduit of
London, with its fountain and all its profits and advantages,
saving that the Aldermen and Sheriffs for the time being may
at all times obtain water without payment, and that any of the
Commonalty may obtain the same, paying for it as of old
accustomed; to hold the same for a term of ten years from the
6th March, 42 Edward III. [A.D. 1367-8], at an annual rent of
20 marks. The lessees to keep the conduit in repair above
ground, whilst the lessors will do what is necessary for the
conduit and fountain underground during the said term. Dated
the day and year aforesaid.
Custod' Joh'is fil' Rob'ti Haunsard.
Thursday after the Feast of St. Matthias [24 Feb.], 42 Edward III. [A.D. 1367-8], the guardianship of John, son of Robert
Haunsard, aged ten years, together with a tenement in the
parish of St. Margaret de Bruggestrete, committed by James
Andreu, the Mayor, and John de Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain. to Henry Haunsard, fishmonger. Sureties, viz., Ralph
Double and Henry atte Halle, fishmongers.
Folio cciv b.
Br'e ad gaugeand' vina rubea et alia venalia venienc' ad terras Hib'n' et Wall'.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs to make proclamation for all
wine merchants to have their wines gauged, and to arrest
defaulters. Witness the King at Westminster, 24 March,
42 Edward III. [A.D. 1367-8]. (fn. 3)
1 March, 42 Edward III. [A.D. 1367-8], came Nicholas, son
of Thomas Gentil, before James Andreu, the Mayor, and John
de Cantebrigge, the Chamberlain, and declared that Robert
his brother was dead, and that thereby he had a claim against
Simon Gentil for the sum of £20. (fn. 4) Thereupon the said Simon
was duly summoned to appear and show cause why the money
should not be paid, and failing to appear, an order issued for
distress. And because there was no evidence before the Court
of the death of the said Robert, the said Nicholas found
sureties for surrender of the money if Robert should appear,
viz., Thomas de Irland, "pelter," Robert Gylle, "draper," and
John atte Harpe, brewer.
Folio ccv b.
Afterwards, viz., on Wednesday after the Feast of Annunciation B. M. [25 March], 42 Edward III. [A.D. 1368], came the
above Nicholas before the Mayor and Chamberlain aforesaid
and said that an agreement had been made between him and
Richard atte Boure, draper, and John Yonge, spicer, for payment of the money. Satisfaction was afterwards acknowledged,
and the said Richard and John were acquitted.
Acquietancia Joh'is de Cauntebrigge per Joh'em fil' Will'i de Thorneye.
A general release granted by John, son of William de
Thorneye, late "grosser," to John de Cauntebrigge, the
Chamberlain. Dated 25 July, 42 Edward III. [A.D. 1368].
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Folio ccvi b.
Ordinances made during the Mayoralty of James Andreu,
anno 42 [Edward III.], touching St. Botolph quay and other
matters affecting the City to the following effect, viz.:—
Kaium sancti Both'i.
That all boats bringing folk to Gravesende shall load and
unload at St. Botolph quay and not elsewhere, paying the same
as at other "warfs."
De batell' duc' blada in parvis sacc'.
That all boats coming from the East, and bringing corn in
small "sakes" of a bushel, two bushels, and three bushels
to sell in the City, shall discharge at the said quay and not
elsewhere, inasmuch as all manner of corn was being sold in
houses and cellars (en mussetes) and not in full market, to the
great damage of the common people.
That all folk, foreigners as well as denizens, be quit of
payment at the said quay for trunk, fardel, panyer, or wallet
which a man may carry under his arm for his necessaries for
his back (a doos) and bed (a lyt). And all denizens shall be free
and quit of all manner of wharfage for the fees of one man.
De batell agnos duc' discarcand'.
That all those who bring lambs to the City for sale from
the East by boat shall discharge at the said quay and not
elsewhere if they do not wish to pass the bridge.
De batell' parva victual' duc' discarcand'.
That all boats bringing small victual to the City for sale
from the East discharge themselves at the said wharf and not
elsewhere, except victuals of great lords and folk of the City
for service at their hostels, and those who wish to pass the
bridge to sell at places of old accustomed.
De fimis et al' sordid' non ponend' superkayum.
That no dirt or filth be deposited on the said wharf, for the
said wharf was given to the City in severalty (en severalte),
as appears by divers muniments in the Treasury of the City
in the custody of the Chamberlain, for the profit of the
Commonalty of the said City.
De inquirend' de ballivis.
The commons pray the Mayor to make inquiry of those
Bailiffs holding their offices at a ferm from the Sheriffs, as well
by water as by land, as to extortions often committed by them
on the people and to provide a remedy according to the ancient
ordinance of the City.
Also that the fines levied by virtue of the statute for striking
with the fist, stick, or drawn knife, or shedding of blood
remain to the use of the City according to the term of the said
statute. (fn. 5)
Also it is ordained that no regrator (retail dealer) nor
regratress shall buy ale of any one to sell again by retail on
pain of forfeiture, and that the vendor forfeit the value of the
ale so sold and suffer imprisonment; and any one coming and
encouraging any regrator or regratress to act contrary to the
ordinance shall for the first offence forfeit half a mark, for the
second a mark, and for the third 20s.
Also that wastel (fn. 6) and French bread be of equal weight,
as in the time of Gregory de Rokeslee down to the thirty-fourth
year of the present King.
Also that if brewers, poulterers, and hostellers be convicted
of breaking their oath to sell victuals in due manner, they shall
pay the penalty ordained, as also if they be found using false
Also that the clerks of Sheriffs be sworn to the Mayor and
the City in the Guildhall as aforetime.
Also that white wines belonging to others be not sold in
taverns for Rhenish wine.
Also that the serjeants of the Mayor and their servants be
sworn to assist in maintaining the oath made by the Mayor to
the King and the City.
Folio ccvii b.
Custod Alic' fil' Nich'i de Pekham.
Thursday after the Feast of SS. Philip and James [1 May],
42 Edward III. [A.D. 1368], the guardianship of Alice, daughter
of Nicholas de Pekham, aged seven years, committed by James
Andreu, the Mayor, and John Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain,
to William Ode de Pekham and Adam Ode of London Sureties,
viz., Andrew Turk, "pessoner," and Adam Kyllyngworth,
Acquietancia Joh'is de Cauntebrigge per Will'm "de" Horton' et Will'm Heyroun.
Acquittance by William Hortone and William Heyroun,
executors of Petronilla, late wife of Richard de Wycombe, for
the sum of 20 marks received from John de Cauntebrigge, the
Chamberlain, for the use of Margery, daughter of John Terry,
which sum was delivered by them in full Husting to Richard
Fryday, fishmonger, and the aforesaid Margery his wife. Dated
in the Chamber of the Guildhall, 2 May, 42 Edward III.
quod Barones de quinque portub' sint quieti de omni Theolonio et consuetudine.
10 May, 42 Edward III. [A.D. 1368], came Nicholas Aspelon
and Thomas Loveryk, Barons of the Cinque Ports, before James
Andreu, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and John Tornegold, one of
the Sheriffs, and delivered to them the King's writ, dated at
Westminster 1 May, 42 Edward III. [A.D. 1368], bidding the
Mayor and Sheriffs of London to let all and singular the Barons
of the said Ports pass quit of all toll, and the said Mayor and
Aldermen allowed the same.
Thereupon the said Nicholas and Thomas further showed
that William Dykeman, one of the Sheriffs, and John de
Wyrhale, bailiff at Byllyngesgate, had made illegal demands
from them. Precept was therefore sent to the Sheriffs to make
The same day and year came the Glasiers (vitrarii) before
the Mayor and Aldermen and presented Henry Stauuerne
(Stannerne ?) and William Papelwyk, "glasiers," to be Wardens
of their mistery, &c.
Folio ccviii b-ccix.
Statute enacted at the Parliament held at Westminster 1 May, (fn. 7)
42 Edward III. [A.D. 1368]. (fn. 8)
Folio ccix b.
Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation of the above
Statute. Witness the King at Westminster, 24 May, 42 Edward III. [A.D. 1368].
Probacio etatis Joh'is fil' Will'i de Thorneye.
8 July, 42 Edward III. [A.D. 1368], came John, son of William
de Thorneye, late pepperer, and declaring himself to be of age,
asked permission to prove his age, and it was proved.
Folio ccix b-ccx.
Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation of the franchises
granted by the King to the town of Quenesburgh, in the Isle
of Shepeye, and of the removal to that town of the Staple
formerly held at Canterbury. Witness the King at Westminster, 10 May, 42 Edward III. [A.D. 1368].
Folio ccx b.
L'ra attorn' fact' Will'o Wodhous per Arnaldum Wynt'mast.
A power of attorney by Arnald Wyntermast, merchant of
Almaine, to William Wodhous, skinner, to recover a sum of
money from Thomas Whylteshire, skinner. Dated 28 July,
Br'e pro carta R' facta burgens' ville de Quenesburgh proclamand'.
Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation of the grant to the
burgesses of Quenesburgh of two Fairs, to be held, viz., one
on the Feast of St. James [25 July], to continue for five days,
and the other on the 4th March, for seven days. Witness the
King at Westminster, 12 Feb., 43 Edward III. [A.D. 1368-9].