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Custodia Dionis' filie Rad'i de Cauntebrigge.
12 May, 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373], the guardianship of
Dionisia, daughter of Ralph de Cauntebrigge, aged eleven
years, committed by John Pyel, the Mayor, and John de
Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain, to Robert de "Herethe."
Sureties, viz., Walter Forster, Alderman, Nicholas Potyn, and
Robert Gille, draper.
Custodia Ric'i filii Henr' de Bretford.
The same day the guardianship of Richard, son of Henry de
Bretford, aged twelve years, committed by the same to Laurence
de Silkestone, spicer, together with shops in the parish of All
Hallows de Graschirche and a tenement called "le Cardenalhatte," devised to the said Richard by his father. (fn. 1) Sureties,
viz., Giles de Kelseye, tapicer, and Walter Pykenham,
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Custodia Thome filii Thome de Mockynge.
12 May, 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373], the guardianship of
Thomas, son of Thomas de Mockyngge, late fishmonger, aged
fifteen years, committed by John Pyel, the Mayor, and John de
Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain, to Thomas Moraunt, "pessoner," together with property devised to the orphan by his
said father and Alice his father's wife, (fn. 2) comprising tenements in
Briggestret in the parish of St. Magnus, in Bercherlane in the
parish of St. Michael upon Cornhulle, and elsewhere. Sureties,
viz., William Bys, "stokfisshmongere," Thomas Clenche,
"pessoner," Thomas atte Nockete, draper, and Thomas de
Afterwards, viz., on the 18th Aug., 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377],
came the above Thomas Moraunt and asked for a day to
Custod' Joh'is filii Henr' Bretford.
12 May, 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373], came John Pountfreyt,
"sadeler," before the Mayor and Aldermen, and gave up the
body of John, son of Henry Bretford (having been appointed
guardian of the said John by his father's testament (fn. 3) ), together
with a seal and silver chain and other property, to John de
Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain, with the assent of Thomas atte
Halle de Northampton, to whom the said orphan had been
apprenticed. (fn. 4)
Custodia pueror' Joh'is Shaftysbury Felmongere.
23 May, 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373], the guardianship of John,
son of John Shaftysbury, late "felmongere," and of Colecta,
Agnes, Alice, Beatrix, and Juliana, daughters of the same,
together with the property devised to them by their father, (fn. 5) committed to Arnald Ingelbright, "armorer." Sureties, viz., William Stodeye, "vynter," John Bas, draper, and John de Lye,
Afterwards, viz., on the 13th July, 48 Edward III. [A.D. 1374],
came the above Arnald before Adam de Bury, the Mayor, and
the Aldermen, and asked permission to place the above John as
apprentice to William de Loudham (Londham?), "pelter,"
for a term of eight years, and it was granted, the sum of
46s. 8d. being paid the said William.
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3 June, 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373], an imperfect record of
the guardianship of Alice, Nicholas, and John, children of John
Wylde, late "lokyer." (fn. 6)
Commissio pro xv' levand'.
Letters patent appointing William Walworth, John de Chichestre, Walter Forster, John Torgold, John Rothynge, and
William de Stodeye to collect the fifteenth granted for one
year by the Commons of the realm and the tenth granted by the
citizens and burgesses (fn. 7) in the Parliament held at Westminster
the morrow of All Souls [2 Nov.] last past; one half of the
money to be ready by the Feast of the Purification [2 Feb.],
and the other by the Feast of Pentecost [5 June]. Witness the
King at Westminster, 24 Nov., 46 Edward III. [A.D. 1372].
Br'e pro Eustachio de Glaston'.
Writ alias to John Blokkele and his fellow-collectors of the
tenth last granted by the Commons of the realm and of the
subsidy for the London barge in "la Tourwarde," bidding them
not to exact tallage, &c., from Eustace de Glaston, one of the
King's officers in the Tower of London, inasmuch as the King,
like his father and grandfather before him, had granted immunity from all tallage, &c., to the Keepers of his Exchanges,
and all officers connected with such Exchanges so long as they
were in actual service. Witness the King at Westminster,
12 June, 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373].
Return made to the above writ by John "de" Blokkeley and
his fellows to the effect that the above Eustace resided in
Tower Ward and traded in the City and held a frank tenement
in the same. He had been therefore assessed by his neighbours
at 100s. for his part of the last fifteenth granted to the King
and for half a fifteenth and a third of a fifteenth for providing
the King's barge, according to the amount of his tenements,
chattels, and merchandise, like other citizens, and had been
distrained by his chattels for his share, and the distress had not
yet been given up for the reasons stated.
Dimissio cujusdam stalle apud Ludgate.
Monday before the Feast of St. Barnabas [11 June], 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373], lease by John Pyel, the Mayor, and John
de Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain, to John Lyndeseye, "chapman," and Johanna his wife, of a stall under the wall of the
church of St. Martin within Ludgate, opposite the Preaching
Friars, for a term of ten years, at an annual rent of 8s.
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Custodia pueror' Joh'is Wylde lokyer'.
3 June, 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373], the guardianship of Alice,
daughter of John Wylde, "lokyer," and of Nicholas and John,
sons of the same, committed by John Pyel, the Mayor, and John
de Cauntebrigge, the Chamberlain, to William Dene, "brewere,"
and Cristina his wife, late wife of the said John Wylde. Sureties, viz., Adam Cope, "skynnere," William Hascoumbe,
"chaloner," and John Crowe, "lethersellere."
Tuesday before the Feast of Translation of St. Thomas
[7 July], 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373], John de Brampton,
"glasiere," and John Geddyngge, "glasiere," elected Masters
of the Mistery of Glaziers and sworn to rule the said mistery
and present defaults, &c.
Acquietanc' Joh's Pyel per Benedictum Zalarie.
A general release by Benedict Zakarie executor of Thomas
Cheyne, "esquier," to John Pyel. Dated 7 July, 47 Edward III.
Be it remembered that John de Middelton, apprentice of
Court (apprenticius Curie
(fn. 8) ), was sworn before the Mayor and
Aldermen on Wednesday after the Feast of Translation of
St. Thomas the Martyr [7 July], 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373], to
be of the Counsel of the City at 40s. per annum.
Writ to the Sheriffs to remove Roger atte Basket, brewer,
from all assizes, juries, &c., if he be found to be over seventy
years of age Witness the King at Westminster, 20 June,
47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373].
Account rendered by William Walworth, John de Chichestre,
Walter Forester, John Torgold, John Rothynge, and William
Stodeye, collectors of the fifteenth and tenth granted to the
King by the clergy (a clero concess') anno 46 Edward III.
The same render account for the sum of £733 6s. 8d. of the
said fifteenth and tenth of movable goods of burgesses and
others of the Commonalty of the City, granted to the King by
the laity (a laic' conc') the year aforesaid, and they are quit.
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Indentur' fact' per Joh'em Pyel Maiorem pro bargia diversis marinar'.
Indenture witnessing the delivery of a fully equipped barge
called "the Paul of London" to William "Martlesham,"
mariner, master of the same, for the King's service. Dated
29 July, 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373]. (fn. 9)
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Br'e pro feria in festo Sancti Barth'i in Smythfeld.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs for the protection of the
rights of the Prior and Convent of the Church of St. Bartholomew de Smethefeld to hold a Fair in Smethefeld for three
days, viz., on the eve of the Feast of St. Bartholomew, on
St. Bartholomew's Day [24 Aug.], and the day following, (fn. 10) and
for the preservation of the peace, &c. Witness the King at
Westminster, 6 Aug., 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373].
Friday after the Feast of Nativity B. M. [8 Sept.], 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373], Robert Brabason, "stokfisshmongere,"
committed to Neugate for an assault in the presence of the
Mayor. (fn. 11)
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Proclamacio pro vendicione vini.
Tuesday before the Feast of Exaltation of Holy Cross
[14 Sept.], 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373] proclamation made to
the effect that no one sell wine, sweet or otherwise, for more
than 12d. a gallon, wine of "Provynce" for more than 10d.,
Rhenish wine for more than 8d., and wine of Gascony, red
(vermayl) or white, for more than 8d., under pain of forfeiture
and imprisonment; also that no one sell wine except in sealed
and full measures, and that every customer may see his wine
drawn. And further, that any one feeling himself aggrieved at
paying more for ale than 2d. a gallon, or buying it in a measure
not sealed, shall complain to the Mayor or Sheriffs, and they
will do him speedy justice.
Wednesday the Feast of St. Matthew [21 Sept.], 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373], John Aubrey and John Fyfhide elected
Sheriffs for the year ensuing, viz., John Aubrey by the Mayor
and John Fyfhide by the Commonalty.
Writ of Privy Seal to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty
complaining that the barge furnished by the City, then in the
port of Suthamptone, could not proceed to sea in the King's
service for lack of anchors, cables, &c., and bidding them
supply the deficiency. Dated at Westminster, 24 Sept.,
47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373]. (fn. 12)
Thereupon the sum of 20 marks was delivered to William
"Martesham," the master of the barge, for buying anchors,
cables, and other necessaries.
Be it remembered that William Martesham, master of the
ship called "the Paul of London," on the 24th Sept., the year
aforesaid, gave the Mayor and Aldermen to understand that
two anchors and two cables belonging to the aforesaid barge
were lost during its last voyage. Whereupon John de Caunte
brigge, the Chamberlain of the Guildhall, delivered to the said
William on behalf of the City the said day 20 marks wherewith
to buy anchors, cables, and other necessaries for the barge,
and the said Chamberlain holds an acquittance for the same.
Articuli scriptor' l're curial'.
26 Sept., 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373], came good men,
common scriveners of court-hand of the City, and delivered to
the Mayor and Aldermen a petition that certain articles might
be approved and enrolled for the better regulation of their
business. (fn. 13)
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28 Sept., 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373], John Baldok, "serjant,"
admitted and sworn Serjeant of the Chamber before the Mayor
Articuli de Coffreres.
Wednesday the eve of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373], came good men of the mistery of
"Coffreres" and petitioned the Mayor and Aldermen to the
following effect, viz.:—
That two Wardens (Wardeyns) and Surveyors of the mistery
might be appointed to search for bad work and prevent
incapable workmen meddling with it; that no one be allowed
to take an apprentice before the master has been proved by
the Wardens to be a capable workman; that no one conceal
work from the Wardens; and that no one forestall anything
appertaining to the mistery to the prejudice of others, under
The above articles being approved, the following were elected
Masters (magistri) of the mistery to govern the same and present
defects, viz., Thomas de Stoundone, "coffrer," Robert de Parys,
"coffrer," and Gamelyn Mot.
Thursday the Feast of Translation of St. Edward the King
[13 Oct.], 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373], Adam de Bury elected
Mayor for the year ensuing in a congregation of the Mayor,
Aldermen, and Commonalty.
Br'e de parliamento.
Writ to the Sheriffs for the election of four citizens, experienced in naval and mercantile affairs, to attend a Parliament
to be held at Westminster on the morrow of St. Edmund the
King [20 Nov.] (fn. 14) Witness the King at Westminster, 4 Oct.,
47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373].
Pursuant to the above writ there were elected John Warde
and Adam Stable, Aldermen; Adam Carlille, spicer, and John
Thursday the Feast of Translation of St. Edward the King
[13 Oct.] a certain ordinance recently made by the Mayor and
Aldermen was read and approved by the said Mayor, Aldermen,
and Commonalty, and ordered to be observed henceforth, to
the effect, viz.:—
That no one act as a broker until accepted before the Mayor
in the Guildhall and sworn not to meddle with usury nor to
traffic for his own behoof, but loyally declare the covenants
between vendor and purchaser, and make no bargain except in
their presence, nor take more brokerage than is ordained.
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That no stranger be accepted as broker unless he makes fine
and pays to the Chamber at least 40s. at Easter and Michaelmas, by equal portions, and finds two or three sufficient sureties.
That no denizen nor other person be accepted as broker
until he makes fine and pays, as may be agreed upon between
the Mayor, the Chamberlain, and him, and be further sworn
and find sureties in manner aforesaid. Any one doing the contrary to be imprisoned and further punished at the discretion of
the Mayor and Aldermen.
Lodewic Poule de Florence admitted broker and sworn
before John Pyel, the Mayor. Finds sureties, viz., John Donat
and Reginald Aleyn, "grocers," and Bartholomew Myne, and
he will pay 40s. yearly, by equal portions, at Easter and
John Hanneye likewise. Sureties, viz., Adam Karlille, John
Maryns, and Thomas William, spicers—40s.
Nicholas Boneient (?) de Florence likewise. Sureties, viz.,
Lodewic Andreu, Peter Mark, and Nicholas Johan—40s.
Lodewic Malebeke likewise. Sureties, viz., Thomas Serland,
Peter Mark, and Gregory de Fait—40s.
Henry Swath likewise. Sureties, James Jacomyn, Thomas
Serland, and Nicholas Russell—40s.
Bartholomew Martyn likewise. Sureties, viz., Lodewic
Andreu, Peter Mark, and James Jacomyn—40s.
William Tedys de Florence likewise. Sureties, viz., Lodewic
Andreu, Bernard George, and James Jacomyn—40s.
John de Krentone, Lumbard, likewise. Sureties, viz., James
Jacomyn, Lodewic Andreu, and Gregory de Fait—40s.
Gerard Bek, a freeman of the City, likewise. Sureties, viz.,
Robert Hatfeld and William Knyghtcote, mercer—20s.
Andreu Michel de "Pistoie," a freeman, likewise. Sureties,
viz., Thomas Serland, "Comele" de Counte, and John
Matthew Chevyn de Florence likewise. Sureties, viz.,
Thomas Serland, "Comele" de Counte, John Bernardyn, and
William Ditton, a freeman, likewise. Sureties, viz., William
Venour, Walter Belton, and Ralph de Prestone, corder—20s.
Nicholas de Poule de Florence likewise. Sureties, viz., John
Gouche, James Jacomyn, Lodewic Andreu, and Peter Mark—40s.
Nicholas Dyne de Florence likewise. Sureties, viz., Nicholas
Russell, John Crede, and Peter Dolf—40s.
Laurence Johan sworn a broker between Lombards before
William Walworth, the Mayor, 29 Nov., 4 Richard II.
30 Sept., 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373], allotment of plots of
land under the wall of the church of St. Nicholas Shambles by
John Pyel, the Mayor, and John de Cantebrigge, the Chamberlain, to the following Poulterers, viz.:—
William Cappe, "pulter," holds 5½ ft. of common land (de co'i),
paying yearly to the Chamber of the Guildhall 4d. a foot at
Christmas. Total, 22d.
John Depynge, "pulter," holds 6 ft. of common land (de co'a)
at a yearly rent of 2s.
John Tannere, the same at 2s.
William Barbour holds 5 ft. at 20d.
The aforesaid William Cappe holds 8 ft. at 2s. 8d.
Alexander Pulter, 5 ft. at 20d.
Andrew Pulter, 5 ft. at 20d.,
John Clerk, senior, 4½ ft. at 18d.
Johanna Shirbourne, 6 ft. at 2s.
John Hope, 4½ ft. at 18d.
John Phippessone, 4½ ft. at 18d.
Thomas Pelkeshanke, 6 ft. at 2s.
The aforesaid Alexander Pulter, 8 ft. at 2s. 8d.
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Exon'aciocompotus de lucro pro £ccc de bonis Margar' fil' Nich'i Donat.
Thursday the eve of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.],
47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373], came Nicholas Holbourne before
John Piel, the Mayor, William Haldene, the Recorder, Adam
Fraunceys, Simon de Mordone, John Bernes, Bartholomew
Frestlynge, and Walter Forster, Aldermen, and produced an
indenture dated 31 Jan., 46 Edward III. [A.D. 1371-2], whereby
the said Nicholas covenants with Lodewic [sic], executor of
Nicholas Donat, and John Donat and John Trygge, uncles and
next friends of Margaret, daughter of the said Nicholas Donat,
to pay the said Margaret, his ward, (fn. 15) the sum of £300 at the
end of ten years, taking into account only the amount expended
in the meantime on her maintenance, irrespective of her late
father's debts. The indenture allowed by the said Mayor and
Aldermen, and the said Nicholas Holbourne and his sureties to
be quit of rendering the customary account.
Afterwards, viz., on Friday the morrow of St. Lucia [13 Dec.],
49 Edward III. [A.D. 1375], the above Nicholas Holbourne came
and delivered to William Eynesham, the Chamberlain, the sum
of £300, which he had in his keeping for the said orphan, as
appears supra, fo. ccc.
Afterwards, viz., on Friday after the Feast of St. Barnabas
[11 June], 50 Edward III. [A.D. 1376], William Eynsham, the
Chamberlain, paid the above sum of £300 to John Donat, John
Trigge, attorney of John Stode, and Nicholas Holbourne, as
appears in Letter-Book H, fo. xli.
Exoneracio custodie Dionisie filii Raduiphi Cauntebrigg.
15 Feb., 4 Richard II. [A.D. 1380-1], account rendered by
Johanna, widow and executrix of John Gille, (fn. 16) and John Cokenage, chaplain, William Wadesworthe, and John Chaumpeneye,
her co-executors, before William Neuport, William Badby,
John Vyne, Aldermen, and Richard Odyham, the Chamberlain,
auditors appointed by William Walworthe, the Mayor, by
virtue of a recognizance whereby the said John Gille bound
himself to produce Robert "Erhythe" to render an account
with Thomas Cavendisshe and Dionisia his wife, a daughter of
Ralph Cauntebrigge, or, in default, that the executors of the
said John should render account.
Friday the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373], in a congregation of Adam de Bury, the
Mayor, William Haldene, the Recorder, Adam Fraunceys, John
Wroth, John de Chichestre, Simon de Mordone, John Bernes,
John Litle, John Warde, Walter Forster, Bartholomew Frestlynge, John Tornegold, John Pecche, John Mitford, William
Walworth, John Aubrey, Adam Stable, Nicholas Brembre, and
John Philipot, Aldermen, and the Commoners, there were elected
by common assent Adam Fraunceys and William Walworth,
Aldermen, and John Hadele and William Essex, Commoners,
to supervise the expenditure of all money thenceforth coming
to the Chamber of the Guildhall for the business and necessities
of the Commonalty.
Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation against the
exportation of wine without the King's licence. Witness the
King at Westminster, 20 Oct., 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373].
Proclamation made accordingly, Monday the eve of All
Saints [1 Nov.].
Commissio pro deliberacione gaole de Neugate.
Letters patent appointing John de Cavendisshe, Thomas de
Lodelowe, Thomas de Ingelby, Adam de Bury, Mayor of
London, and William de Haldene, or any four, three, or two
of them (the Mayor being one), to be Justices for gaol-delivery
of Neugate. Witness the King at Westminster, 28 Oct.,
47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373].
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Monday before the Feast of St. Clement [23 Nov.], 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373], William Gorynge, "webbe," and Richard
atte Crouche, junior, elected Bailifts of the Weavers of England
and sworn, &c.
The same day Peter Yonge, "Braban," and Reginald
Vechman, "Braban," elected and sworn Bailiffs of the Weavers
The same day John Everyngham and Peter Van Broke
elected and sworn Bailiffs of the Weavers of Flanders.
Saturday after the Feast of St. Katherine [25 Nov.], 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373], Ralph Strode elected Common Pleader
(fn. 17) ) of the City by the Mayor, Aldermen, and
Commonalty, and sworn, &c.
To the Husting held for Pleas of Land on Monday before
the Feast of St. Clement [23 Nov.], 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373],
came good men of the mistery of Bottle-makers before the
Mayor and Aldermen, and prayed that two or three of the
better sort of the said mistery might be elected to rule the
mistery and present those found making defective bottles.
Their prayer granted, and ordinance made by the Mayor and
Aldermen to the effect that every bottle-maker shall place his
mark on bottles and other vessels made of leather, in order
that his work may be identified.
Thereupon, on Tuesday after the Feast of St. Edmund the
King [20 Nov.], 47 Edward III. [A.D. 1373], Peter de Trente
and John de Staunford were elected and sworn Masters of the