M d in scaccario de firma ville de Suthewerk.
Extracts from the City's account with the Exchequer for the
fourth and twelfth years of King Edward III., touching the
ferm of the vill of Suthewerk, and payments to Queen Isabella
and to Thomas de Copham, the King's armourer, who died the
5th March, 6 Edward III. [A.D. 1331-2].
Br'e ad scru tand' quam libet Ward' pro latronib' pro pulsand'.
Writ to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Sheriffs for diligent search
to be made in each Ward for misdoers and disturbers of the
peace. Witness the King at Langelee, 4 April, 14 Edward III.
Folio li b.
Do Rog'o fil Will'i Oede pro lx s ei legat'.
Saturday after the Feast of Invention of H. Cross [3 May],
15 Edward III. [A.D. 1341], came William Oede, "goldbetere,"
before Richard Costantyn, Alderman, and Thomas de Maryns,
the Chamberlain, and acknowledged that he had received from
William de Deveneshire, cordwainer, and Richard atte Gate,
cordwainer, executors of Helewisia de Wynchestre, the sum of
60s. in trust for Roger his son. Sureties for the said William
Oede, viz., John de Flete, "goldbetere," and Nicholas Oede,
Br'e pro mili tib' faciend'.
Writ to the Sheriffs of London to make proclamation that all
persons who owned 40 pounds (libratas) of land or rents by the
year for three whole years, and had not yet become knights,
should take up the order of knighthood (fn. 1) before the Feast of
H. Trinity next, and make a return of delinquents into Chancery
Witness the King at Westminster, 20 April, 15 Edward III.
The underwritten deed and indenture were acknowledged
before William de Caustone, Alderman, and Thomas de Maryns,
the Chamberlain, on Tuesday after the Feast of St. Hillary
[13 Jan.], 11 Edward III. [A.D. 1337-8], and it was not previously
enrolled because the fee was not paid.
Carta Nich'i de Reygate per Rad'm fil' Ric'i de Haveryng'.
Indenture of grant by Ralph, son of Richard de Haverynge,
to Nicholas de Reygate and Alice his wife, of a brewhouse, &c.,
in the parish of St. Laurence Jewry, situate near the tenements
of John Doxenford, vintner, Robert de Bristowe, Nicholas Reygate, and Robert de Kelseye; to hold the same during the
lifetime of the grantor, at an annual rent of a rose at Midsummer
for the first four years, and afterwards a rent of 7 marks,
Reginald de Conduit being Mayor and Alderman of the Ward, (fn. 2)
Ralph de Uptone and Walter de Mordone, Sheriffs. Witnesses,
Henry Cheyner, William Aylleward, John Bokeler, Henry de
Reygate, Martin de Mallynge, John de Prestone, and others
[not named]. Dated Saturday after the Feast of St. Mark
[25 April], 10 Edward III. [A.D. 1336].
Indentura int' Rad'm fil' Ric'i de Ha veryng' et Nich'm de Reygate.
Indenture of covenant that a certain bond entered into by
Ralph, son of Richard de Haverynge, in favour of Nicholas de
Reygate, girdler, and Alice his wife, shall be void, conditional
on quiet enjoyment being allowed of the above premises. Dated
Sunday after the Feast of St. Mark [25 April], 10 Edward III.
Folio lii b.
Br'e retorna tum cor' Justic' R' apud Sc'm Martinum Magnum Lon don' de errore corrigendo.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs that they assist Robert
Parvyng, Roger Hillary, Thomas de Heppescotes, and John de
Stonford, appointed Commissioners to hear a plaint in error at
the church of St. Martin le Grand between the Abbot of
Waltham and Adam le Treyere. Witness the King at Langele,
15 March, 15 Edward III. [A.D. 1340-1].
Writ of the above Justices to the same for their appearance
at the church of St. Martin le Grand on Sunday before the
Feast of Pentecost [27 May], and for the Sheriffs to summon
the Abbot of Waltham to appear on the same day for
the purpose of hearing the above plaint in error. Dated
Thursday before Palm Sunday [1 April], 15 Edward III.
Return to the above writ to the effect that the City of London
does not allow a record and process of any plaint in the Husting
of the said City to be sent or returned before the Justices
appointed to sit at St. Martin le Grand for surveying and
examining a record and process and for correcting any error
that may be found therein; but after a respite of forty days,
according to the custom of the City, for taking advice on the
record and process of the plaint had between the parties
within-named in the Husting of London, the Mayor and Aldermen will be prepared to record the same by word of mouth
of the Recorder, as is the custom. (fn. 3)
We have summoned the Abbot of Waltham to appear before
you on the day and at the place named in the writ, by John
Lovekyn and Alexander the Gauger.
Scriptum Laur' de Halywell per Joh'em de Stebben hethe.
sol ijs. vjd.
Grant by John, son of John de Stebenhethe, to Laurence de
Halywell, pepperer, of a portion of a shop formerly belonging
to Simon, son of Simon Godard, which came by descent to
the grantor and Thomas Bonde, his kinsman, after the death
of the said Simon, and is situate in Sopereslane, in the parish
of St. Antonin; to hold the same for a term of five years,
Andrew Aubry being then Mayor, Adam Lucas and Bartholomew Deumars, Sheriffs, and John de Grantham, Alderman of
the Ward. (fn. 4) Witnesses, Simon de Bronnesford, Thomas Corpe,
Roger Carpenter, Nicholas Corpe, Roger Osekyn, Reymund de
Burdeux, Richard de Totyngtone, John de Luda, clerk, and
others [not named]. Dated Sunday the Feast of Nativ. St. John
Bapt [24 June], 15 Edward III. [A.D. 1341].
L'ra Ducis Bavar' qui se dicit Impera torem missa d'no Regi Angl'.
Letter from Louis, Emperor of the Romans, (fn. 5) to King Edward III of England, breaking off the alliance between them
whilst offering his services to effect a peace between England
and France. Dated "Franchenford," (fn. 6) 24 June, the twenty-fourth
year of his reign and the fourteenth of his being Emperor. (fn. 7)
Responsio l're predicte.
Reply to the above, declining the Emperor's offer. Dated at
Westminster, 12 July, 15 Edward III. [A.D. 1341]. (fn. 8)
Folio liii b.
Manuc' Joh'is de Lincoln' cordewaner v' Ad' Lucas vic'.
Friday after the Feast of St. James, Ap [25 July], 15 Edward III. [A.D. 1341], came William de Okham, cordwainer,
Geoffrey de Rokyngham, cordwainer, Robert de Northamptone,
cordwainer, Walter de Braylesham, called "le Cok," William
Spirk, cordwainer, residing on (super) Lothebery, and John de
Pomfreyt, cordwainer, residing in Wodestrete, before Andrew
Aubry, the Mayor, Roger de Depham, the Recorder, and
Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, and mainprised John de
Lincoln, "cordewaner," lately committed to Neugate for 100s.,
the amount of damages adjudged to be paid by him to Peter de
Jernemuthe, "cordewaner," for a trespass, to have the said
John at the next Husting for Common Pleas on a writ of error,
&c., and to indemnify Adam Lucas, one of the Sheriffs.
Eleccio Thome de Bedewelle in Servientem Camere.
Monday after the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.],
15 Edward III. [A.D. 1341], Thomas de Bedewelle admitted and
sworn Serjeant of the Chamber of the Guildhall before Andrew
Aubrey, the Mayor, the Aldermen, and Commonalty, receiving
an annual fee of 40s. quam diu, &c.
Murag' de Chepe dimis sum.
Wednesday after the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.], 15 Edward III. [A.D. 1341], the murage of Chepe demised to Ralph
de Braughynnge and Roger de Donmowe by John de Oxonia,
the Mayor, and the Aldermen for one year, at a weekly rent
of 16s. Sureties for the said Ralph, viz., John Kyng, armourer,
Hugh atte Banke, "bocher," Richard Poyntel, brewer, and
Richard de Storteford, "bocher."
Muragium de Smethefeld dimissum.
Thursday after the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.], the murage
of Smethefeld granted to Thomas le Porter by John de Oxon',
the Mayor, and the Aldermen for one year, at a monthly rent
of 13s. 4d. Sureties for the said Thomas, viz., John de
Berkynge, "latoner," William atte Halle, brewer, John Baltrip',
"cordewaner," and Thomas atte Shoppe, girdler.
Wednesday after the Feast of St. Andrew [30 Nov.], 15 Edward III. [A.D. 1341], the murage of Billyngesgate granted by
the same to John de Writel, "fruter," at a rent of £25, paid
quarterly. Sureties, viz., Richard de Rothinge, vintner, and
Adam Brabazon, fishmonger.
Custodia Joh'ne filie Joh'is de Wycombe.
The same day the guardianship of Johanna, daughter of
John de Wycombe, aged three and a half years, committed by
John de Oxon', the Mayor, the Aldermen, and Thomas de
Maryns, the Chamberlain, to John Lambyn, fishmonger. Sureties,
viz., John de Croydone, fishmonger, and Geoffrey Aleyn, fishmonger.
Folio liv b.
De fieri fac' cx marc' de civibus London'.
Writ of fi. fa. to the Sheriffs for 110 marks due from the
citizens of London to Philippa, the King's Consort, by way of
Queen's gold (aurum regine), (fn. 9) on the fine of 1,100 marks for a
fifteenth granted by Parliament in the ninth year of the King's
reign; (fn. 10) the same to be paid on the morrow of St. Nicholas
[6 Dec.] to John de Estone, the Queen's receiver. Witness
R[obert] de Sadyngtone at Westminster, 14 Nov., 15 Edward III. [A.D. 1341].
Scriptum Will'i de Gloucestr' Bowiere.
Lease by William atte Welle, "chaundeler," to William de
Gloucestre, "bowyere," of a certain annual rent issuing from a
tenement held by William de Staneford for life, and situate in
Thamisestrete in the parish of St. Laurence de Candelwykestrete; to hold the same for a term of five years from
Michaelmas, 15 Edward III. [A.D. 1341]. Dated the day and
year above written.
sol ijs. vjd.
Power of attorney from the above William atte Welle and
Johanna his wife to the above William de Gloucestre to receive
the above rent. Dated Thursday the Feast of St. Lucia [13 Dec.],
the year aforesaid.
Folio lv b.
Script' Joh'is de Shirbourne vinetar' per Prior' et Convent' eccl'ie Christi Cantuar'.
Lease by the Prior and Convent of Christ Church, Canterbury, to John de Shirbourne, vintner, of a portion of their new
stone house in Chepe formerly held by Agnes de Hameldene;
to hold the same for a term of ten years at an annual rent
of £13 13s. 4d. Dated at Canterbury, Saturday the Feast of
St. Michael [29 Sept.], 15 Edward III. [A.D. 1341].
sol ijs. vjd.
Acknowledged before John de Oxonia, the Mayor, and
Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, on the eve of Christmas,
the year aforesaid.
De chatonib' combust'.
Monday the morrow of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 15 Edward III.
[A.D. 1341-2], John de Bromholme and Richard Frere, "tapicers,"
and other good men of the same mistery brought before John
de Oxon', the Mayor, the Sheriffs, and Aldermen ten false
blankets (chalones) remade (reparatos) in foreign parts with hair
of oxen and cows, and imported thence by Robert de Boys to
the City for sale. The said blankets, being seen and found by
men of the said mistery to be false, were ordered to be burnt
beneath the pillory on Cornhull, and they were so burnt on the
same day. (fn. 11)
Breve pro auro Regine.
Writ to the Sheriffs to summon the Mayor, Aldermen, citizens,
and good men of the City to appear before the Barons of the
Exchequer on the morrow of the Purification [2 Feb.], to show
cause why they had not paid the sum of 110 marks due to
Philippa, the King's Consort, by way of Queen's gold. Witness William de Stowe at Westminster, 16 Jan, 15 Edward III.
Breve proquinta decima levanda.
Writ to the Mayor, Aldermen, citizens, and good men of the
City reciting that whereas the Earls, Barons, Knights, freemen,
and commonalties of the kingdom had in the last Parliament at
Westminster granted a fifteenth of their movable goods, and
the citizens and burgesses of cities and boroughs a tenth of their
movables, in aid of the war; and whereas by reason of a
former charter granted to the citizens of London, to the effect
that in aids and contributions to the King they should be taxed
with the Commonalty of the realm, like men of the counties, and
not as men of cities and boroughs; (fn. 12) and whereas the King had
appointed William Trussel and Thomas de Blastone to be
assessors of the fifteenth in the City, or to make composition for
the same, and the said fifteenth had been compounded for a sum
of 1,100 marks, the King signifies his readiness to accept that
sum albeit inadequate, and directs that it be paid to Master
Paul de Montefiore (de Monte Florum), his clerk, without delay.
Dated at Aukelond, 8 Dec. [9 Edward III, A.D. 1335].
Br'e ad exon'- and' de predictis clx marcis.
Writ to the Treasurer and Barons of the Exchequer to the
effect that the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London
had complained that whereas they had paid the King 1,100
marks in respect of the fifteenth granted by the Commons of the
realm in the eighth year of the King's reign, (fn. 13) and had afterwards
granted a sum of 500 marks, out of pure good will, towards the
expense of hoblers, (fn. 14) they (the Treasurer and Barons) pretended
that the Mayor and Commonalty had by these payments made
fine for the said fifteenth and hoblers, which they had not done,
and had demanded from them 110 marks in respect of the fifteenth and 50 marks for the hoblers to the Queen's use as her
gold. This being unjust, they are enjoined to cease from
troubling the citizens in this respect. Dated at the vill of
St. John, 1 July, 10 Edward III. [A.D. 1336].
Folio lvi b.
Breve pro auro Regine reddendo.
Writ of Edward II. to the same that they cease troubling the
citizens in respect of a claim by Margaret, wife of King Edward I.,
to the sum of £200 as Queen's gold in respect of a composition
of £2,000 made by the City for the twentieth of their goods
granted to the said King Edward I. by the commons of cities
and boroughs; (fn. 15) which sum of £200 the Treasurer and Barons of
the Exchequer demanded on the ground that the citizens had
paid the aforesaid sum of £2,000 by way of fine, which they
had not done. Witness the King at Westminster, 22 Oct.,
11 Edward II. [A.D. 1317].
Pursuant to the above writ, precept was issued to the Sheriffs
to summon the Mayor, Aldermen, and citizens to appear before
the Barons in the quinzaine of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], to show
cause why they should not pay the above sum of £200 on
account of a fine of £2,000 paid for a pardon of the twentieth,
as appears by the Exchequer Rolls for the thirty-fifth year of
King Edward I., which sum of £200 had not been paid, as was
testified by Thomas, Earl of Norfolk, Marshal of England,
Gilbert de Wygetone, Adam de Eglesfeld, and John de Courtenay,
executors of the aforesaid Queen.
The Mayor, Aldermen, and citizens, being duly summoned by
John de Ponte and Roger le Barber, appeared on the day
appointed, and declared, in their defence, that in times past, in
a matter where the citizens of their own liberality and good will
granted the King a sum of money, they had never been
accustomed to pay Queen's gold thereon, but only where they
made a fine to the King, and they demanded judgment. Thereupon the Red Book of the Exchequer being searched, it was
found that those who bound themselves in a sum of money to
the King were similarly bound to the Queen, although not
expressly stated, viz., in 1 mark of gold for 100 marks of silver.
Also the Rolls and Memoranda of the Exchequer being searched,
it was found that the aforesaid Queen and all other Queens had
hitherto received their gold on all grants as well as fines whatsoever. Thereupon the Mayor, Aldermen, and citizens could
say no more, and precept was issued for levying the money.
Script' Joh'is fil' Henr' Wymond' pereundem Henr'.
sol' pro feod' ijs. vjd.
Grant by Henry Wymond to John his son of all his goods and
chattels in the town of Feversham and at "labealassise" in the
parish of Sellyng, co. Kent. Dated Wednesday after the
Feast of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 15 Edward III. .
Acknowledged before Richard de Berkyng and Thomas de
Maryns, the Chamberlain, Thursday, the 7th March, 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1341-2].
Br'e sicut al' pro auro d'ne Ph'e Regine.
Writ alias to the Sheriffs that they summon the Mayor,
Aldermen, citizens, and good men of the City to appear before
the Barons of the Exchequer on the morrow of Clausum Pasche, (fn. 16)
to show cause why they had not paid the sum of 110 marks by
way of Queen's gold to Queen Philippa, according to their
promise as appears by the Exchequer Rolls. Witness R[obert]
de Sadyngtone at Westminster, 7 Feb., 16 Edward III.
Scriptum Thome West et ux'is ejus per Will'm Dode.
sol' pro feodo ijs. vjd.
Lease by William Dode, cordwainer, to Thomas West,
girdler, and Matilda his wife, of a certain tenement with garden,
&c., which the lessor inherited from Matilda his sister, daughter
of John Dode, situate in the parish of St. Michael de Bassieshawe, near the tenement of John Huntecook, and extending up
to the garden of the Guildhall towards the west. To hold the
same for a term of ten years at an annual rent of 6s. Witnesses,
John de Dallynge, Nicholas de Caustone, John de Writele,
William de Tudenham, Roger Stokfisshe, Thomas Rose, clerk,
and others [not named]. Dated Wednesday after the Feast of
St. Valentine [14 Feb.], 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1341-2].
Folio lvii b.
Eleccio Alderm' de Colmanstrete.
In the Husting held for Common Pleas on Monday after the
Feast of St. Matthias, Ap. [24 Feb.], 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1341-
1342], good men of the Ward of Colmanstrete elected William
de Thorneye, pepperer, to be Alderman of the Ward in place of
Ralph de Uptone, draper, deceased, &c. And the said William
was sworn, &c.
Indentura int' Galfr' de Westone et ux'm ejus et Will'm Box.
sol ijs. vjd.
Indenture of covenant by William Box, merchant, that a
grant made to him by Geoffrey de Westone, draper, and
Margaret his wife, of an annual rent of £4 charged on their
tenements in Bredstrete in the parish of All Hallows shall be
void on payment of a sum of £20 at Michaelmas, A.D. 1043. (fn. 17)
Dated Saturday the morrow of the Nativity B. M. [8 Sept.],
14 Edward III, A.D. 1340. Witnesses, Richard de Welleford,
John de Tiffeld, William le Botiller, John Turk, John de Greylond, and others [not named].
Acknowledged before William de Thorneye, Alderman, and
Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, on Monday the eve of
St. Gregory [12 March], 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1341-2].
Afterwards, viz., on Wednesday after the Feast of St. Gregory
[12 March], 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1341-2], came William Box
before Roger Depham, Alderman, and Thomas de Maryns, the
Chamberlain, and acknowledged he had received the above
sum of £20, and the indenture was cancelled and delivered to
an attorney of Master Michael de Northburg, clerk.
Br'e de allocacione habenda de £x annuis solut' Will'o Altekar de firma ballive de Suthewerk.
Writ to the Treasurer and Barons of the Exchequer that they
allow to the Mayor and citizens the sum of £10 paid by them,
at the King's order, to William de Altekar, valet of the King's
Wardrobe, being the rent paid by the citizens for the vill of
Suthwerk from the 17th June, 9 Edward III. [A.D. 1335], up to
Easter last. Dated at Staunford, 26 Nov. [A.D. 1341].
Consimile breve de alloc' habend' cor' Baron' de scaccario.
Writ to the same that they allow for the sum of 100s. paid by
the citizens to the above William de Altekar, by the King's
order, out of the ferm due for Suthwerk. Witness the King
at Staunford, 26 Nov. [A.D. 1341].
Item br'e de al locac' habenda cor' Baron' de scaccario pro firma de Suthwerk.
Writ to the same that they allow for the sum of £10 similarly
paid by the King's order to Richard Calewar by the citizens for
one year from Easter, anno 8 Edward III. [A.D. 1334] Witness
the King at Staunford, 26 Nov. [A.D. 1341].
Comp' reddit' in scaccario de firma ball' de Suthwerk.
Particulars of account rendered by the citizens in the
Exchequer for the ferm of the bailiwick of Suthwerk, extracted
from the Great Roll for the fifteenth year of King Edward III.
Folio lviii b.
Another copy of writ (fn. 18) to the Treasurer and Barons of the
Exchequer touching an excess of ferm paid by the citizens for
the bailiwick of Suthwerk. Witness Edward, Duke of Cornwall,
&c., 5 Aug., 13 Edward III. [A.D. 1339].
Allocacio facta fratribus Hospital' Sancti Joh'is Jerl'm.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs forbidding them to demand
murage of the Prior and Brethren of the Hospital of St. John of
Jerusalem, contrary to their charters and the statutes passed in
the last reign. (fn. 19) Witness the King at Westminster, 5 March,
16 Edward III. [A.D. 1341-2].
Folio lix b.
Scriptum Will'i de Mus sendene per Magr'm Hospital' Sc'i Jacobi.
Grant by Brother Henry de Purlee, Master of the Hospital of
St. James de Cherryngge, near Westminster, (fn. 20) and brethren and
sisters of the same, to William de Mussendene of an annual
pension of 100s. issuing from certain tenements belonging to
Dame Isabella Godchepe, and lately to Richard de Brusyngham,
at the corner of Bredstrete; to hold the said pension during the.
sol ijs. vjd
lives of Sir Simon de "Heleghe," chaplain, and Juliana Blundel, in
place of the daily corrody (fn. 21) furnished by the grantors to the said
Simon and Juliana. Dated Saturday before Easter [31 March],
Br'e pro marinar' habend' cor' consilio R'.
Writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs that they cause two of the
best seamen of the City to attend a Council (fn. 22) to be held at Westminster on Monday after the Feast of St. Mark [25 April], to
consult with other seamen for the safety of the Kingdom.
Witness the King at Westminster, 15 April, 16 Edward III.
Br'e quod Maior et vic' sint inten dentes Admirallo et auxil' etc.
Writ to the same bidding them supply John de Monte
Gomeri, appointed Admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the
Thames westward, with victuals and archers. Witness the
King at Westminster, 15 April, 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342].
Script' d'ni Simonis de Hylegh capell'i et Juliane Bloundel per Will'm de Mussendene.
Deed of surrender by William de Mussendene to Sir Simon
de "Hylegh," chaplain, and Juliana Bloundel of the annual quitrent of 100s. granted to him by the Master, &c., of the Hospital
of St. James de Cherryngge, near Westminster, in respect of a
daily corrody furnished by the said hospital to the said Simon
and Juliana, to hold the said quitrent to the said Simon and
Juliana for their lives. John de Oxenford, Mayor, Richard de
Berkyngge, [and] John de la Rokele, Sheriffs, Andrew Aubrey,
Alderman of the Ward. (fn. 23) Witnesses, Peter Fyvyan, Thomas
de Oxenford, William de Wallyngford, skinner, Walter de Billyngham, Thomas de Merewode, clerk, and others [not named]
Dated Saturday after the Feast of St. Ambrose [4 April],
16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342].
Acknowledged before William de Thorneye, Alderman, and
Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, Tuesday the eve of
SS. Philip and James [1 May], 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342].
Folio lx b.
Scriptum Walt'i le Bret per Robertum Tulsan.
Appointment by Robert, son of Michael Tulsan, of Walter le
Bret as guardian of Johanna his (Robert's) daughter and of her
tenements in the parish of St. Mary de Wolcherchehawe until
she come of age. Dated 10 May, 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342].
The above deed acknowledged before William de Poumfreyt,
Alderman, and Thomas de Maryns, the Chamberlain, Saturday
after the Feast of St. John ante portam Latinam [6 May],
16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342].
Custodia Ric'i fil' Joh'is Dykeman.
Monday before the Feast of SS. Philip and James [1 May],
16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342], the guardianship of Richard, son of
John Dykeman, aged eight years, together with an annual quitrent issuing from a tenement held by William de Elsyngge,
mercer, within Crepelgate in the parish of St. Alphege, committed by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Chamberlain to Philip Dykeman. Surety for the said Philip, viz., William de Pertenhale.
Br'e pro auro Regine.
Another writ to the Sheriffs to summon the Mayor, Aldermen,
and good men of the City to appear before the Barons of the
Exchequer fifteen days after the day of St. John the Baptist to
show cause why they had not paid the sum of 110 marks long
since due to Queen Philippa, as Queen's gold, on account of the
sum of 1,100 marks agreed to be paid in lieu of a fifteenth
granted by Parliament in the eighth year of the King's reign.
Witness R[obert] de Sadyngtone at Westminster, 25 June,
16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342].
Agreed by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty that
return should be made to the above writ to the effect that it
came too late, &c. (adeo tarde etc.), and that Richard de Berkynge
and John de la Rokele, the Sheriffs, be indemnified for making
such a return.
De obitu Joh'is de Oxon' Maioris et eleccione Simonis Fraunceys in Maiorem.
Be it remembered that on Tuesday the morrow of St. Botolph
[17 June], to wit, a little after mid-prime (fn. 24) (mediam primam), John
de Oxenford, the Mayor, died, and immediately on the same
day, before the ninth hour (horam nonam), (fn. 25) Simon Fraunceys was
elected Mayor by the Aldermen and a great multitude of
commoners then assembled in the Guildhall, and on the morrow
he was presented and sworn before the Barons of the Exchequer