||Mistake for Sheriffs.
||"Herlisun" in 'Liber de Anti
||"Dukec" and "Neuelun." Ibid.
||"Filius Athulfi." Ibid.
||"Jukel Aldermannus." Ibid.
||"Filius Duraunt." Ibid.
||"Filius Athelhulphi." Ibid.
||The list which follows has been
collated with the names of Mayors
and Sheriffs recorded in the City's
'Liber de Antiquis' down to
A.D. 1274, and the chief discrepancies
noted. It should also be collated with
other lists printed in an Appendix
to what is generally known as
'Gregory's Chronicle' (Camd. Soc.),
under the editorship of Dr. James
Gairdner. There is considerable
difficulty in determining at times to
which regnal year the City scribe in-
tended to assign the several Mayors.
Hence no little confusion.
||"Arnulphus filius Athulfi." Ibid.
||"Jacobus Aldermannus." Ibid.
||"De Kayo." Ibid.
||'De la Hale." Ibid.
||In the margin Maior primus.
According to the 'Liber de Antiquis'
his Mayoralty began anno 1 Richard I.
[A.D. 1189 90].
||"Le Duc." Ibid.
||According to the 'Liber de Ant.'
Henry Fitz Eylwyn died in 1312,
and was then succeeded in the
Mayoralty by Roger Fitz Alan.
||In the 'Liber de Antiquis' he is
recorded as having served part of the
year as Mayor, loco James the Alderman, deposed.
||"Blundus" (ib.). "Blome Travers"
||"Helylaunde." 'Liber de Ant.'
||"Elwy" (Eswy). Ibid.
||Andrew Bukerel is recorded in the 'Liber de Antiquis' as having died in 1237, when Richard Renger was made Mayor.
||"De Koudres." Ibid.
||"Reinerus"; in the 'Liber de Antiquis' "Reginaldus."
||John, son of John Vyel. Ibid.
||"Giseburne." Ibid. The date for these Sheriffs is given in the 'Liber de Antiquis' as A.D. 1243, "in fine anni regni regis xxvii."
||"De Arcubus, speciarius." Ibid.
||According to the 'Lib. de Ant.'
Nicholas Bat remained in office.
||"Fil' Mag'ri"; in 'Liber de
Antiquis' "Fil' Mar'" (Fitz Mary).
||"Le Fevre." Ibid.
||"Fitz Thomas." Ibid.
||Died in office. Succeeded in turn
by Matthew Bukerel and William
||"De Forda." Ibid.
||"Filius Angeri." Ibid.
||It is recorded in the 'Liber de
Ant.' (fos. xcviii b, xcix b) that on the
31st April, 50 Henry III. [A.D. 1266],
the citizens elected William Fitz
Richard, with the King's assent, to
be Sheriff of Middlesex and Warden
of the City, and that he remained in
office until the 11th Nov. following,
when he was removed, and John
Adrian and Luke de Batencurt were
elected by the citizens to be Bailiffs
of the City and Middlesex.
||"La Zuche." Ibid.
||"De Batencourt." Ibid.
||"Fitz Otes." Ibid.
||Referring probably to that portion of the 'Liber de Antiquis' known
at the present day as 'Chronicles of the
Mayors and Sheriffs,' where we find
the following passage (fo cxxxiv b) :
"Hocanno [viz., 56 (57?) Henry III.]
quia discordia orta fuit in festo Simonis
et Jude de eleccione Maioris sicut in
duobus folus precedentibus plenius
continetur fecit dominus Rex loco
Maioris custodem Henricum de Fruwyk in festo Sancti Martini." From
this it appears that the 'Liber de
Cronicis Civitatis' originally formed
a distinct manuscript from the 'Liber
de Antiquis' Cf. 'Cal. Letter-Book D,'
pp. 317 18, where both are mentioned
in a list of books preserved among
the City's archives temp. Henry VI.
Piperarius entered against his
name by a later hand.
||"Le Cornewaleys" in 'Cal.
Letter-Book B,' p. 275, and in
Aungier's 'French Chron.' (Riley's
transl., p. 238).
Aurifaber against his name.
||The City was taken into the
King's hand in June, 1285, and
Rokesley deposed from the Mayoralty
for his conduct to the Justices at the
Tower. Aungier, 'French Chron.'
(Riley's translation), p. 241; 'Liber
Albus,' i. 16, 17.
||The 'Grey Friars Chron.' (Rolls
Series, No. 4, vol. ii. pt. ii. pp. 149-50)
has the following passage under date
15 Edward I., viz. : "Thys yere at
the fest of sent Peter dyde [sic] Gregory Rockesley and thanne was chosyn
Randolfe Sandwyche vn-to the fest of
Candelmas and thenne was chosyn
John Beyton [sic] vn-to sent Mar-
garetes day." Rokesley did not die
until July, 19 Edward I. [A.D. 1291]
-see 'Chron. Edward I. and II.,'
vol. i. p. 99-and according to Aun-
gier's 'French Chron.' (Riley's trans-
lation, p. 241) Breton did not become
Warden until 17 Edward I.
||Hauteyn ('Fr. Chron.').
||According to the 'French Chron.'
Bretoun was Warden for a portion of
the year 17 Edward I.
||"Salamon Coteller" ('French
||According to the 'French Chron.'
(p. 243) Bretoun succeeded Sandwich
as Warden anno 21.
||"De Tunderle." Ibid.
||"Edmund" (ibid.). "Simon"
||Son of Fulk de St. Edmund ('Cal.
Letter-Book D,' p. 15).
||Died during office, and was suc-
ceeded by John de Cantebregge. 'Cal.
Letter-Book D,' p. 17.
||The name of the mistery to which
the Mayor or Sheriffs for the time
being belonged is now frequently
added by a later hand.
||Elected on the death of Richard
de Welford, who had been hurriedly
re-elected Sheriff on the rejection by
the Barons of the Exchequer of the
nominated candidate Richard de
Horsham, and who had died in office.
See 'Cal. Letter-Book D,' pp. 19-20.
||"Barton" ('Fr. Chron.').
||The famous Iter which sat from
the 14th Jan. to the 4th July, 1321.
||Chigwelle had been replaced in
the Mayoralty chair in December,
1323, by the King, by whom he had
been displaced in the same year in
favour of Farndone. In November,
1326, the citizens regained the right
of election, and chose Betoyne in
place of Chigewelle. See 'Cal. Letter-Book E,' p. 214n.
||Otherwise known as William
Curteys de Briklesworth. Hust. Roll
63 (280), 64 (27), 66 (105).
||Otherwise known as John le
Clerk. Vide supra, p. 91. Cf. Hust.
Roll 66 (105).
||For an account of the proceedings
at this Iter see Aungier's 'Fr. Chron.'
(Riley's translation), pp. 286-8.
||John de Oxon', or Oxenford, died
in office on the 18th June, and Symon
Fraunceys was elected the same day
to fill his place. Vide supra, p. 77.
||Usually spelt "Kyslyngbury."
||Otherwise known as Geoffrey
"Tableter." Vide supra, p. 119.
||Cf. Letter-Book G, fo. clxxv.
||See Letter-Book H, fo. lix.
||His election recorded in Letter-
Book H, fo. cxxiii.
||Another account of Wat Tyler's insurrection is recorded in Letter-Book H, fo. cxxxiii b. See 'Memorials,' pp. 449 51.
||The King's anger had been raised against the City by a return that had been made to a writ for distraint of knighthood as well as by a refusal to advance him money on a valuable jewel, and he thereupon summoned the Mayor, Sheriffs, Aldermen, and twenty four leading citizens to attend
him at Nottingham. The Mayor and
Sheriffs were dismissed from office,
the former being committed to Wind-
sor Castle, whilst the Sheriffs were
relegated, one to the castle of Odiham
and the other to Wallingford. Letter-
Book H, fos. cclxx, cclxx b; Higden,
'Polychron,' ix. 272; Walsingham,
'Hist. Angl.,' ii. 208-9.
||Letter-Book H, fo. cclxx b.
||Letter-Book H, fo. cclxxiii b.
||They were not so much re elected
(as here recorded) as reappointed by
the King. Id. ibid.
Id., fo. cclxxvi.
||On the previous Feast of St. Mat-
thew [21 Sept.]. Id., fo. cclxxv b.
||Adam Bamme died in office, and
Richard Whityngtone was appointed
by the King on the 8th June to hold
the place until the next election day.
Letter-Book H, fo. cccxiv.
||Mistake for "John." Letter-
Book I, fo. xcviii.
||Mistake for "John." Id., fo. cv.
||John "Michole,' vintner. Id.,
||Elected loco Brian, who died
10 Oct, within twelve days of his
entering office. Id., fo. ccxx.
||"Wandesford" Letter-Book K,
||Hitherto described by the Latin
||Hitherto described by the Latin
||Appears infra as Mayor anno 30.
To him has been ascribed (at least
in part) the 'Historical Collections of
a Citizen of London,' referred to as
'Gregory's Chronicle' (Camden Society).
||From Letter-Book L, fo. lii. it
appears that Bryce died early in the
morning of Saturday the 20th June,
and Stokton was elected in his place
at a meeting held at 2 o'clock in the
afternoon of the same day. It is
further recorded that Stokton paid the
sum of £100 into the Chamber to be
discharged from office at Michaelmas
following, and to be exempt from
re election in future.
||Wykyng is recorded as having
died on Friday the 19th Oct., 21 Ed
ward IV. [A.D. 1481], and Chawry to
have been elected in his place and
sworn at the Guildhall on the follow
ing day. On the following Monday
he was presented at Westminster,
attended by all the barges as of old
was accustomed in presentations of
Sheriffs on the morrow of St. Michael
Letter-Book L, fo. clxviii b. Cf.
Journal 8, fo. cclvii.
||"Norlond." Letter-Book L,
fo. cxcii b.
||Chester died on Sunday the
6th February, 2 [sic] Richard III.
[A.D. 1484 5], and Ralph Astry,
fishmonger, was elected in his place
on the following day. On the follow
ing Thursday he was sworn at the
Guildhall, and the next day (viz.,
11 Feb.) he was presented at West-
minster with the accustomed cere-
mony. It is further recorded that
the new Sheriff could not be presented
earlier because at the time of his elec-
tion he was at Southampton. Letter-
Book L, fo. cciii. Cf. Journal 9,
||Revell or Ryvell is recorded as
having died on Wednesday, 23rd Feb.,
6 Henry VII. [A.D. 1490 1], and
Pemberton to have been elected in
his place and sworn the following
day. On the following Wednesday
[viz., 2 March] he was presented to
the Lieutenant of the Tower. Letter-
Book L, fo. cclxxxiii b. Cf. Journal 9,
||Opposite the names of the Mayor
and Sheriffs for this year there is
entered the single word "Blakeheth-
feld,' alluding to the defeat of the
followers of Perkin Warbeck at Blackheath on the 22nd June, 1497.
||Election of Graunger took place
on the 11th Nov. Letter-Book M,
fo. lxxxii b. Cf. Journal 10, fo. ccc.
||The Mayor is recorded as having
died about 4 o'clock in the morning
(circa horam iiij
of Wednesday the 22nd March. The
Commonalty met at the Guildhall at
2 o'clock the next day, and agreed to
postpone the election of his successor
until the following Monday (27th), the
reason given being that the deceased
Mayor was not yet buried. Letter-
Book M, fo. cxlii. Cf. Journal 11,
||By letters patent of the 6th Jan.,
18 Henry VII. [A.D. 1502 3], the
distinctive title of "merchant" was
added to the Tailors' Guild.
||Capell elected loco Bradbury on
the 12th Jan. [A.D. 1509-10] The
date of Bradbury's death is almost
illegible, but that his death was a
strange one appears from the fol-
lowing expression recorded in con
nexion with it, viz. : "Rabia morte
erupt' et divina mediante visitacione
cursum vite sue determinat.' " Letter-Book M, fo. clxvi b.
||Haddon was elected on the 8th of
February. Letter-Book M, fo. ccii.
Cf. Journal 11, fo. clxx b.
||His election does not appear to be
recorded in the Journal of the day.
But on the 16th June he seems to
have consented to serve on condition
that he should be discharged from his
Aldermanry and all other offices on
payment of £200. Letter-Book M,
fo. ccxxi b.
||Viz., on the 6th June. Letter-
Book M, fo. ccxxi; Journal 11,
||Grey is recorded as having died
on Saturday the 20th Oct. On the
22nd Bayly was elected in his place,
but he was allowed for his own con-
venience to postpone his presentation
before the Exchequer at Westminster
until the morrow of the Feast of
SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], that
Feast falling on a Sunday. This
permission was granted on condition
that he paid to the Chamberlain the
sum of £20 over and above a sum of
£10 to be paid to the Mayor and
Recorder for the time being, the
Chamber undertaking to pay such
fines and amercements as should
happen to be assessed in any of the
King's courts upon the Mayor and
Commonalty by reason of their action,
seeing that the deferring of the presentation reduced the costs and charges
which he would have incurred had he
been presented immediately. Letter-Book M, fo. cclv b.
||The folio has been clipped at the edge so that several letters are missing That some such word as "amovement" is the correct reading suggests itself from the fact that Stephen Pecok had removed from the Ward of Farringdon Without (of which he had been elected Alderman 21 July, 1524) to the Ward of Queenhithe on the 12th April, 17 Henry VIII. [A.D. 1526]. Repertory 6, fo. cxvi; Rep. 7, fo. xcviii.
||Pynchyn is recorded as having died on the 8th March, 24 Hen. VIII. [A.D. 1532 3], and Martyn as having been elected in his place on the 12th March. The day of Martyn's death is not recorded, but Preste was elected in his place on the 18th Sept., 25 Henry VIII. [A.D. 1533]. Letter-Book P, fos. vi b, xxiii; Journal 13, fos. ccclxv b, ccclxxxiv b.