Script' Margerie Randolf per Walter'm Adryan peverer.
Deed of sale by Walter Adryan, pepperer, to Margery
Randolf of divers jewels (fn. 1) as set out for the sum of 10 marks
Dated Wednesday the Feast of St. Katherine [25 Nov.],
12 Edward III. [A. D. 1338].
Admissio St. monis Snellyng in Servientom Camere.
Be it remembered that Simon Snellyng was admitted and
sworn Serjeant of the Chamber in the presence of Henry Darci,
the Mayor, John Hamond, Richard de Berkyng, John de
Mockyng, Richard Costantyn, Andrew Aubrey, Roger de
Forsham, Ralph de Uptone, William de Brikelesworth, and
Nicholas Crane, Aldermen, and others, commoners. And he
will take 40s. by the year.
De Andr' de Secchefora pro manuc' Henr' fratris sui etc.
Wednesday after the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul
[25 Jan.], 13 Edward III. [A. D. 1338-9], came Andrew de
Seccheford to the Chamber of the Guildhall before Henry
Darci, Roger de Depham, the Recorder, William de Pontefract,
and Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, and became surety
for Henry de Seccheford, the late Chamberlain, and for the
discharge of his liabilities. (fn. 2)
Ad respond' quo et quando etc pro Osb'to de Bray uno manuc' Rob'ti Flambard pro firma balli'e de Suthewerk.
Tuesday, 13 April, 13 Edward III. [A. D. 1339], came Katherine, widow and executrix of Osbert de Bray, one of the sureties
for Robert Flambard, touching the ferm of Suthwerk, before
Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, in the presence of
William de Caustone, Alderman, and acknowledged herself
ready to pay the sum of £13 for the value of her late husband's
goods whenever the Mayor and Commonalty are troubled by
the King in respect of the above ferm Surety for the said
Katherine, viz., William atte Crouche.
Folio xxi b.
Script' int Johannam de Chesewyk et Joh'em Syward.
sol. ijs. vjd.
Indenture of defeasance of certain bonds entered into by
Johanna, daughter of Walter de Chesewyk, late woolmonger,
and widow of John Plomer de Kyngestone, in favour of John
Syward, fishmonger, on condition that the said John Syward be
allowed peaceable enjoyment of certain tenements demised
to him by the said Johanna in the parish of St. Nicholas
"Colabbey," at the Old Fish Market Witnesses, Walter Turk,
John de Denham, William de Ware, John de Gloucestre, John
de Triple, John Amys, clerk, and others [not named]. Dated
Friday after the Feast of St. Lucia, V. [13 Dec.], viz., 18 Dec.,
12 Edward III. [A. D. 1338].
Commissio quod non cedat in prejudicium de hominibus missis in guerr' extra civit'.
Letters patent of Edward, Duke of Cornwall, to the effect
that the sending of an armed force by way of convoy of wool
to foreign parts by the City should not be to the prejudice of
the City's franchise. Dated at Biflet, 20 Dec., 12 Edward III.
[A. D. 1338].
Br'e pro parliamento anno xiij° R' E' tercii.
Writ of the Duke of Cornwall to the Sheriffs for the election
of two citizens to attend a Parliament at Westminster, which
had been prorogued from the morrow of Hillary to the morrow
of the Purification [2 Feb.]. (fn. 3) Dated at Berkhampstede, 26 Dec.,
12 Edward III. [A. D. 1338].
Br'e allocat' per Maior' et Alderm' civib' Sar' de mu ragio non prestando.
Be it remembered that on Monday the morrow of St. Valentine [14 Feb], 13 Edward III. [A. D. 1338-9], came Henry
Russel and Richard Seler, citizens of Sarum, and complained
on behalf of themselves and their fellow-citizens of being
distrained for payment of murage in the City, and prayed that
allowance might be made to them as allowed in the second
year of the reign of the aforesaid King in the White Book
of Memoranda, (fn. 4) and they brought the King's writ (dated at
Byflet, 20 Dec., 12 Edward III. [A. D. 1338]) to that effect.
Pursuant to which writ it was agreed by the Mayor and
Aldermen that the citizens and merchants of Sarum should for
the future be quit of murage in the City of London.
Folio xxii b.
Breve pro iiij or navibus mittend' supra mare.
Writ of Edward, Duke of Cornwall, to the Mayor, Aldermen,
and Commonalty of the City, for furnishing four ships with 300
men and four scummars (skumarii) with 160 men, with victuals
for three months; the same to be sent to the port of Wynchelse
by the middle of March to meet the rest of the fleet under the
command of the Admiral, William Trussel, and to proceed
thence to the defence of the realm against attacks from the
French; further, for the arrest of all seaworthy ships in the
port of London for the King's service. Dated at Westminster,
16 Feb., 13 Edward III. [A. D. 1338-9].
Mitigacio de numero dict ar' quatuor navium supra mare mittend'.
By reason of the above writ, the Mayor, Aldermen, and
Commonalty went to the King's Council and prayed an abatement of the number of ships named in the writ, and it was
agreed that they should find only two ships competently manned
with armed men.
Assessio War dar' pro dictis navib' mum end' et h'oib' armand' etc.
Assessments of the Wards for equipping the above ships
made by John Hamond, William de Brikelesworth, Simon
Fraunceys, and Ralph de Uptone, Aldermen, Henry de Prestone,
William de Ware, Henry Wymond, William Box, John de
Aynesham, Adam Lucas, Robert de Shordiche, Bartholomew
Deumars, Commoners, appointed for the purpose by Henry
Darci, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and Commonalty, viz., for
providing 160 men armed with haketon, plates, bacinets with
visors (aventaill'), and gauntlets of plate, and 60 men armed
with haketons and bacinets, and 20 grooms (garcionibus) and
their wages, viz., 3 pence a day for two months for each man,
to sail in the said ships under Sir William Trussel, Admiral of
the Fleet of the Cinque Ports, and others, viz., from the mouth
of the Thames, &c., viz :-.
Tower Ward, 6 men fully armed in manner specified, and
4 men armed with haketons and bacinets.
Billyngesgate, 6 men and 4 men.
Bridge, 6 men and 3 men.
Douegate, 6 men and 3 men.
Portsokne, 1 man and 1 man.
Bisshopesgate, 3 men and 2 men.
Candelwyk, 3 men and 4 men.
Alegate, 1 man and 1 man.
Langebourne, 3 men and 4 men.
Cornhulle, 3 men and 1 man.
Bradestrete, 4 men and 4 men.
Walbroke, 5 men and 3 men.
Vintry, 7 men and 3 men.
Bassieshawe, 1 man and 1 man.
Farndone Within, 6 men and 4 men.
Farndone Without, 5 men and 2 men.
Crepelgate Within, 6 men and 3 men.
Crepelgate Without, 2 men and 1 man.
Queenhithe, 3 men and 2 men.
Cordewanerstrete, 10 men and 6 men.
Bredstrete, 5 men and 3 men.
Aldresgate, 1 man and 2 men.
Castle Baynard, 3 men and 1 man.
Colmanstrete, 1 man and 2 men.
Chepe, 10 men and 6 men.
Lymestrete, the sum of 14s. for wages of a man for 8 weeks.
Folio xxiii b.
Thereupon a precept (billa) was sent to each Alderman to
take steps for furnishing the quota of men and money assigned
to his Ward, and to arrest those who proved rebellious.
Pleas before the lord the King held at Westminster, Hillary term,
13 Edward III. [A. D. 1338-9].
Libertas London alloc' in banco Regis.
Precept to the Sheriff of Lincoln that he demand Alan
Ryngolf, of St. Botolph's, from county to county, &c., that he
may be outlawed if he fail to appear, and kept in safe custody
if he appear, &c., and that the said Sheriff have his body before
the King on the morrow of the Purification [2 Feb.] to answer
for divers trespasses. The Sheriff makes return that after four
demands the said Alan failed to appear, but was mainprised
On the fifth demand he appeared, but was taken out of the
Sheriff's custody on his way to the Court by the Sheriffs of
London, who had lodged him in Neugate, the said Alan being
appealed of having robbed Nicholas de Hurst, of co. Berks,
of the sum of £20, in the town of St. Botolph, co. Lincoln, on
Sunday before the Feast of the Nativity B. M. [8 Sept.], 12 Edward III. [A. D. 1338]. The Sheriffs of London, in their defence
before the King at Westminster, say that the said Alan was
found wandering at large in the City, and not in any custody,
and that the said Nicholas had caused him to be arrested.
They further say that the Mayor, citizens, and Sheriffs of
London for the time being have the power, by grant of the
King's ancestors, to take into custody all persons charged with
any crime whatsoever within their own liberty, and to commit
them to the King's gaol of Neugate, there to remain out of
the charge of the Sheriffs until released by gaol delivery before
the Justices according to the law and custom of the realm, and
they ask that this franchise be allowed them, and that the said
Alan should remain in their custody. Thereupon the matter
having been considered in the Parliament then assembled, (fn. 5)
it was adjudged that inasmuch as the robbery of which
the said Alan had been appealed was more odious than the
trespass for which he was indicted, the said Alan should be
remitted to Neugate in the custody of the aforesaid Sheriffs
until, &c. Saving always the King's right, &c.
Script' Steph'i de Waltham per Ru'm Baldewyn et Agn' ux'm ejus.
Lease by Richard Baldewyn and Agnes his wife to Stephen,
son of Hugh de Waltham, of certain shops in the parish of
St. Peter de Cornhull, situate near the tenements of Nicholas
Pycot and Thomas le Palmere, father of the aforesaid Agnes,
for a term of seven years. Dated Tuesday after the Feast of
the Annunciation B. M. [25 March], 13 Edward III. [A. D. 1339].
Witnesses, John Pycot, John Frere, Henry de Norhamptone,
Robert de Manhale, James le Sherman, and others [not named].
Folio xxiv b.
Wednesday before the Feast of St. George [23 April],
13 Edward III. [A. D. 1339], came Adam de Bures before
William de Caustone, Richard de Berkynge, Alderman (aldermanno), and the Chamberlain, and renounced the guardianship
of William, son of Ralph atte Rothe.
Custodia Will'i fil' Rad'i atte Rothe.
Thursday after the Feast of St. Mark [25 April], 13 Edward III. [A. D. 1339], the guardianship of William, son of
Ralph atte Rothe, aged thirteen years, together with a
messuage and shops in Whytcrouchestrete, in the parish of
St. Giles without Crepelgate, committed to John de Refham,
"pessoner," by Henry Darci, the Mayor, and the Aldermen
Sureties for the said John, viz., William Sendal, Stephen Page,
"cotiller," and John de Horewode.
Afterwards, viz., on Tuesday before the Feast of St. Laurence
[10 Aug.], 20 Edward III. [A. D. 1346], came the above William,
son of Ralph, before Walter Turk, Alderman, and the Chamberlain, and acknowledged full satisfaction, and prayed that the
aforesaid John de Refham might be quit.
Script' Thome West et ux'is eius.
Lease by Robert de Hannam, "goldbetere," and Matilda his
wife, daughter of John Dode, to Thomas West, girdler, and
Matilda his wife of a tenement with shops, a postern and
garden in the parish of St. Michael de Bassieshawe, for a term
of seven years. Witnesses, John de Dallynge, Nicholas de
Caustone, John Underwode, William Furnyval, Roger Stokfissh,
John Amys, clerk, and others [not named] Dated Thursday the
Feast of the Ascension, viz., 6 May, 13 Edward III. [A. D. 1339].
Charter of Richard I. to the city of Winchester. Dated at
"Nonancort," 14 March, 1 Richard [A. D. 1189-90]. (fn. 6)
Alloc' facta civibus Wynton' de libertatibus suis.
The above charter was presented by Robert Inkepenne,
citizen of Winchester, before Henry Darci, the Mayor, and the
Aldermen, and they allow the aforesaid citizens of Winchester
their liberties as allowed in the time of the Mayoralty of John
Blount in the Book of Memoranda marked with the letter C,
fol. lxxix. (fn. 7)
Folio xxv b.
Bursar' electiad custodiend' mester' eorum.
Wednesday the eve of the Ascension [6 May], 13 Edward III.
[A. D. 1339], John de Thremhale, Thomas de Hokyng, William
de Bury, Thomas de Ismongereslane, Richard Paterlyng, and
William Gandre, bursers (bursarii), elected and sworn before
Henry Darci, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, to keep and
supervise the articles made in the Husting, anno 1 Edward III.,
touching purses, braels, sheepskins, and counterfeit skins of
"Roon," &c. (fn. 8)
Will's Simon admiss' in servientem Camere.
Monday after the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul [29 June],
13 Edward III. [A. D. 1339], William Simond de Coventre
admitted Serjeant of the Chamber of the Guildhall and sworn
before Henry Darci, the Mayor, John de Grantham, William
de Caustone, Ralph de Uptone, Richard Lacer, Simon Fraunceys,
John Hamond, John de Northall, Roger de Depham, John de
Oxon', Richard de Hakeneye, Roger de Forsham, Richard
Costantyn, Richard de Berkynge, and Andrew Aubrey, Aldermen, to hold the said office during good behaviour, taking for his yearly fee 40s.
Custod' Ric'i fil' Ric'i Darnel.
Wednesday after the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.],
13 Edward III. [A. D. 1339], the guardianship of Richard, son of
Richard Darnel, aged sixteen years, committed by Henry
Darci, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, to William Darnel, the
uncle Sureties for the said William, viz., Thomas le Barber
without Bisshopesgate and Gilbert le Dieghere.
Afterwards, viz., on Tuesday the morrow of St. Luke
[18 Oct.], the year aforesaid, came William de Grubbelane
before Richard Lacer, Alderman, and the Chamberlain, and
became a surety.
Afterwards, viz., on Monday before the Feast of St. Margaret [20 July], 18 Edward III. [A. D. 1344], came the above
Richard, son of Richard Darnel, and acknowledged satisfaction
before John de Mokkynge and John de Caustone, Aldermen,
and Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain.
Br'e ad exon' and' co'itatem de viginti solid' de firmaballi'e de Suthe werk exact' ultra debit' fir mam viz. £x.
Writ to the Treasurer and Barons of the Exchequer, reciting
that whereas at the request of the citizens of London, who had
complained before the Parliament at Westminster, anno 1 Edward III., that felons in the City avoided arrest by taking
refuge in Southwark, the vill of Southwark had been granted
to the City at the accustomed fee ferm rent, (fn. 9) and whereas the
citizens had given the King to understand that the said vill had
previously been let to ferm at £10, and no more, except when
the King's father had let it to John de Lincoln at a ferm of
£11, which latter sum the said Treasurer and Barons were now
exacting from the City; and whereas they had been commanded
to search the records of the Exchequer and the accounts of the
Sheriffs of Surrey on the matter, and had certified that the
aforesaid bailiwick had formed a part of the corpus comitatus of
Surrey, and as such had its accounts rendered until the seventeenth year of Edward I., when the bailiwick became for the
first time separated from the county, and was committed to
Hugh de Jernemue at an annual rent of £10, and that in the
first year of Edward II. the bailiwick had been given to the
said Hugh, and in the third year to Adam le Chaundeler, and
afterwards to James de Poutham and Nicholas de Tunstall
successively at £10, allowance of the same being made to the
Sheriff of Surrey in the seventeenth year aforesaid and afterwards; and that the said Nicholas held the bailiwick until
4 Feb., 1 Edward III. [A. D. 1326-7], on which day it was given
to John de Lincoln at a rent of £11 as aforesaid, no reason
being recorded for the increased rent, and he held it until
6 March following, when it was granted to the City at the rent
due and accustomed: For these reasons the King commands
the said Treasurer and Barons to let the City be quit of the
sum of 20s. paid in excess of the rent of £10. Witness, Edward,
Duke of Cornwall and Earl of Chester, Custos of England, at
Kenyngtone, 5 Aug., 13 Edward III. [A. D. 1339].
Writ of Edward, Duke of Cornwall, to the Sheriffs, for the
election of two citizens to attend a Parliament to be held at
Westminster in the quinzaine of St. Michael [29 Sept.]. (fn. 10) Dated
at Wyndesore, 25 Aug., 13 Edward III. [A. D. 1339].
Folio xxvi b.
Script' Ade Aspale et ux'is sue per Nich'm Godewine.
Grant by Nicholas Godewyne to Adam Asspale, skinner, and
Auncelia his wife of a house, &c., in the parish of St. Mary
de Wolcherchehawe, situate near the tenements of Adam de
Wodehous and Peter de Pontefract, to hold the same for the
term of their respective lives at an annual rent of 60s., H[enry]
Darci, Mayor, Roger de Forsham and William de Thorneye,
Sheriffs, John Hamond, Alderman of the Ward. (fn. 11) Witnesses,
John de Brendewode, Ralph de Cantebrege, Thomas Leggy,
Philip Swift, John Iveyne (Jueyne ?), John de Wodehous, John
Levelif, Peter de Grenstede, Adam de Helmedone, Richard de
Ichehulle, and others [not named]. Dated Saturday the Feast
of St. Dionisius [9 Oct.], 13 Edward III. [A. D. 1339].
Lease by William de Littleford, "sherman," and Katherine
his wife to Gilbert le Chaumberleyn and "Anneyse" his wife
of a shop, &c., in the parish of St. Stephen Walebroke, situate
near the tenement of William de Medelane; to hold the same
for a term of thirteen years. Dated Thursday before the Feast
of St. Margaret [20 July], 13 Edward III. [A. D. 1339].
Custodia Joh'is fil' Simonis de Pekham.
Saturday after the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.], 13 Edward III. [A. D. 1339], the guardianship of John, son of Simon
de Pekham, aged one year, together with the sum of 100s.
received from John de Chippenham, one of the executors of the
said Simon, entrusted to Matilda, the boy's mother, by Andrew
Aubri, the Mayor, Roger de Depham, Richard de Berkyng,
Roger de Forsham, and John de Northhall, Aldermen Sureties
for the said Matilda, viz., Richard de Kyselyngbury, "chaucer,"
and Thomas his brother.
Afterwards, viz., on Saturday after the Epiphany [6 Jan.],
30 Edward III. [A. D. 1356-7], the custody of the aforesaid John
was committed to Hugh de Bermoundeseye, draper, by Simon
de Worstede, Alderman, and Thomas de Waldene, the Chamberlain. Sureties, viz., Martin de Cavendisshe and R[ ]
de Cavendisshe, draper (drapers ?).
Afterwards, viz., on the 19th Jan, 34 Edward III. [A. D. 1360-1],
came the above John, being of full age, before Hugh de
Sadelyngstanes, William de Weld, Aldermen, and the Chamberlain, and acknowledged satisfaction for his property.
Murag' dimis sum Rogero de Dunmowe.
Thursday after the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.], 13 Edward III. [A. D. 1339], the murage of Smethefeld demised to
Roger de Dunmowe, called "le Baillyf," until the Feast of
SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.] next ensuing, by Andrew Aubry,
the Mayor, John de Grantham, John Hamond, John de Northhall, John de Caustone, Roger de Depham, Richard de Berkyng,
Roger de Forsham, Richard Lacer, and Simon Fraunceys,
Aldermen; the said Roger paying one mark monthly into the
Chamber Sureties, viz., John de Stafford, "cordewaner," and
Murag' dimis sum Will'o Simond.
The same day the murage of the Poultry as far as the
Leadenhall (ad aulam plumbi) was demised to William Simond,
Serjeant of the Chamber; he paying 12 pence weekly into the
Chamber, excepting six weeks in Lent (preterquam in quadragesima per vj septimanas).
Folio xxvii b.
Murag' dimis sum Joh'i Russel.
Wednesday the eve of St. Katherine [25 Nov.], 13 Edward III. [A. D. 1339], the murage of Chepe demised to John
Russel by Andrew Aubry, the Mayor, Roger de Depham,
John de Grantham, John de Oxon', Richard Lacer, Richard de
Berkynge, John Hamond, and Roger de Forsham, for one year
from the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.] for 52 marks,
payable 1 mark weekly.
De transgr' facta per Gerardum Corp.
At a congregation of Mayor, Aldermen, Sheriffs, and Commonalty held on Thursday the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude
[28 Oct.], 13 Edward III. [A. D. 1339], there being present Henry
Darci, Andrew Aubry, John de Grantham, Roger de Depham,
John de Oxon', Richard de Rothynge, William de Brikelesworth, John de Northhalle, John de Caustone, Ralph de Uptone,
Richard Costantyn, Richard de Berkynge, John Hamond,
Nicholas Crane, Richard Lacer, and Roger de Forsham, Aldermen, Andrew Aubry elected Mayor loco Henry Darci, who
had been Mayor the two previous years; and scarcely had the
new Mayor taken the oath before Gerard Corp came and
publicly charged the late Mayor with having vilified him,
whereupon he was committed to Neugate.
De xl dol' vini.
Afterwards, viz., in a congregation of the aforesaid Mayor,
Aldermen, and Commonalty held on Wednesday the morrow
of Souls [2 Nov.], there being present Andrew Aubry the
Mayor, Henry Darci, Roger de Depham, John de Grantham,
John de Oxon', John Hamond, Simon Fraunceys William de
Caustone, Richard de Berkynge, John de Northhalle, William
de Brikelesworth, Richard de Rothynge, and Nicholas Crane,
Aldermen, the said Gerard came and acknowledged his fault,
and was bound over in forty casks of wine for good behaviour
Sureties for the said Gerard, viz., Richard de Lomhuthe, Thomas
Perle, John de Balsham, John de Dureme, Thomas Corp, Roger
Osekyn, Richard de Todyngtone, Nicholas atte Brok, John de
Stanhope, Laurence de Halywelle, Adam Harewold, and Reymund de Burdeux. (fn. 12)
Murag' de Billyng' dimis sum Joh'i Chaundel'.
Wednesday before the Nativity of our Lord [25 Dec.], 13 Edward III. [A. D. 1339], the murage of Billyngesgate demised to
John Chaundeler de Billyngesgate by Andrew Aubry, the Mayor,
and Aldermen for one year from the said Feast for £20, payable
Carta Reg' pro civib' Wynton'.
Inspeximus charter of Edward III. to the citizens of Winchester Dated at Notyngham, 5 May, 1 Edward III. [A. D. 1327].
It inspects the following charters, viz. :-
(1) Charter dated at Westminster, 20 June, 18 Edward I.
[A. D. 1290], which inspects a charter dated at Westminster,
4 May, 11 Henry III. [A. D. 1227].
(2) Two charters of Henry II dated at Sarum. (fn. 13)
Br'e pro du cent' quarter' frumenti ha bend' non ob stant' proclam' ante act'.
Writ of Edward, Duke of Cornwall, Custos of England, to the
Mayor and Sheriffs to allow the servants of John Tybelot, who
was about to cross the sea in the King's service, to export 200.
quarters of corn, notwithstanding proclamation to the contrary
Dated at Kenyngtone, 8 Nov., 13 Edward III. [A. D. 1339].
Br'e R' ad habend' d'nos navium in portu London' coram consilio d'ni R' apud Westm'.
Similar writ enjoining them to send three or four owners
of ships (dominos navium) or others to confer with the King's
Council at Westminster the morrow of St. Hillary [13 Jan.]
next touching the safety of the realm and the navy, and to
forthwith get ready all vessels of 40 tuns burden and more
(quadraginta dolia et ultra portantes
(fn. 14) ) for crossing the sea. Dated
at Langeleye, 10 Dec., 13 Edward III. [A. D. 1339].
Thereupon there were elected Goscelin de Clive, Ralph atte
Pole, John atte Mede, and William le Ridere, who were sent to
attend the Council.
Folio xxix b.
Breve pro parliamento.
Writ to the Sheriffs for the election of two citizens to attend
a Parliament to be held at Westminster in the octave of
St. Hillary [13 Jan.] next, (fn. 15) at the same time intimating that the
King's business hitherto discussed in Parliament had been oftentimes impeded by reason of elections of knights, citizens, and
burgesses to attend the Parliaments having been made without
due consideration (minus provide extiterunt). Dated at Langele,
6 Nov., 13 Edward III. [A. D. 1339].
By virtue of the above writ there were elected by the Mayor,
Aldermen, and Commonalty, William de Brikelesworth, John
de Mockyng, Aldermen, and Adam Lucas, Commoner, to attend
the said Parliament.
De £x legat' Joh'e de Hakeneye et pueris suis et de securitate inventa pro eisdem etc.
Monday after the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.], 13 Edward III. [A. D. 1339], came Johanna de Hakeneye into the
Chamber and acknowledged the receipt of 100s. from John de
Oxon' and John Keekhorne, executors of John de Caunteneye,
being a moiety of a sum bequeathed to her by the said John de
Caunteneye, for the maintenance of herself and her children
begotten by the said John, and she agreed that a similar sum
should be delivered to John Paul, "pottere," in trust for herself
and John, son of the said John de Caunteneye, for a term of
ten years Surety for the said John Paul, viz., William de
Custodia Will'i fil' Will'i Twomer.
Wednesday after the Feast of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 13 Edward III. [A. D. 1339-40], came Simon Seman and Reginald
Baudry, executors of William Twomer, before Andrew Aubry,
the Mayor, Roger de Depham, the Recorder, William de
Brikelesworth, Alderman, and Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, and agreed that the guardianship of William, son of
the said William Twomer, aged nine years, should be committed to Geoffrey de Rokyngham, cordwainer, together with
the sum of £24 15s. and implements of a tanner's craft worth
£8 9s. 2d., and a house in the parish of St. Giles without
Crepelgate, to hold the same in trust for the said William
during minority. Sureties for the said Geoffrey, viz., Robert
de Bristoll, saddler, John de Stafford, cordwainer, and Robert
de Harengeye, "coureour."
Custod' Agnet' filie p'dicti Will'i Twom'.
The same day the guardianship of Agnes, daughter of
William Twomer, aged eight years, together with the sum of
£24 15s. and three houses, was committed to Reginald Baudri
Sureties for the said Reginald, viz., Walter Baudry and Walter
(Afterwards, viz., on Monday after the Feast of St. Ambrose
[4 April], 23 Edward III. [A. D. 1349], came Henry Myre, who
had married the above Agnes, and acknowledged that he had
received the above property.)
Custodia Joh'ne fil' p'duti Will'i Twomer.
The same day the guardianship of Johanna, daughter of the
said William, together with her property, was committed to
Simon Seman. Sureties for the said Simon, viz., John le Rede
and John Seman, curriers.
Folio xxx b.
Indenture of defeasance of a recognizance in the sum of £50
made by Richard de Foxcote, co. Glouces., before Andrew
Aubrey, the Mayor, and William de Carletone, the King's
clerk appointed for recognizances of debts under the Statute
of Acton Burnel, in favour of Geoffrey Oede of "Astone under
Egge," co. Glouces., on condition that the said Richard pay the
said Geoffrey the sum of £8 6s. 8d. on the morrow of the
Epiphany next, in the church of St. Kenelm at Wynchecoumbe, (fn. 16)
and a similar sum on the Feast of St. Kenelm, King and Martyr
[17 July], and so from year to year until the whole debt be
paid Dated at London in the parish of St. "Auntelin," near
Sopereslane, Monday after the Purification [2 Feb.], 14 Edward III. [A. D. 1339-40].
I'ra d'm R'directa Maiori et co'itati de adventu suo ex partibus trans marinis.
Letter from the King to the Mayor and Commonalty of the
City of London, notifying his arrival at Lescluse (fn. 17) on Saturday
the 19th Feb., and of his intention to set sail at the next tide
(a la primer oree), so that they may be prepared for his arrival.
Dated at Lescluse, Sunday, the 20th Feb. [A. D. 1339-40].
L'ra d'ni R' E. III. directa diversis mag natibus et pro cerib' regni Francie et publicata in diver sislocis ejusdem regni etc.
The same to all Peers, Prelates, Dukes, &c., and Commons
of the realm of France, calling upon them to acknowledge his
claim to the crown of France, and to cause this letter to be
publicly exposed on churches and other places. Dated at
"Gaunt," 8 Feb., 14 Edward III. [A. D. 1339-40]. (fn. 18)