Custod' Steph' i et Elizabethe pueror' Johannis Lok.
26 Oct., 3 Edward IV. [A.D. 1463], came John Alburgh, John
Shelley, John Sturmyn, mercers, and Henry Toller, grocer,
into the Court of the lord the King, before Thomas Cook, the
Mayor, and the Aldermen, and entered into bond with Robert
Colwych, the Chamberlain, in the sum of £382 13s. 4d. for the
delivery of a certain sum of money and jewels to the Chamberlain
for the time being, to the use of Stephen and Elizabeth, children
of John Lock, the same having been bequeathed to them by their
father, or accrued to them by the death of John their brother.
Folio 21 b.
Judicium collistrigii pro fabricacione falsor' obligac'.
16 Nov., 3 Edward IV. [A.D. 1463], Thomas Ludford, of
Westminster, "scryvanere," condemned to stand on the pillory
for forging a bond, whereby Robert Fenn, "clotheman," was
falsely bound to John Broun, as well as other bonds.
Ordinacio contra abrocarios.
At a Common Council held on Saturday, 15 Oct., 3 Edward IV. [A.D. 1463], it was ordained by Thomas Cook, the
Mayor, John Norman, William Hulyn, Richard Lee, Hugh
Wyche, Raloh Josselyne, William Taillour, Thomas Oulegreve,
Richard Flemmyng, John Stokdone, William Costantyn, John
Tate, Robert Basset, and Nicholas Marchall, Aldermen, with
the consent of the Commonalty, that in future no one, denizen
or foreign, shall act as broker in any contract or bargain
within the City or liberty thereof under penalty of 100s.
Custod' bonor' Rose et Agnet' filiar' Joh' is Broun.
16 Nov., 3 Edward IV. [A.D. 1463], came Thomas Bledlow,
John Warde, John Clerk, grocers, William Rednapp, mercer,
and Thomas Herward, draper, and entered into bond with
Robert Colwych, the Chamberlain, in the sum of £324 3s. 11¾d.,
for the payment by the said Thomas Bledlow of a similar sum
to the Chamberlain for the time being, to the use of Rose and
Agnes, daughters of John Broun, when they come of age or
marry, the same being their patrimony.
Folio 22 b.
Ordinacio de Gaolis Civit' London' et de prisonib' in eisdem existent'.
"Be it remembred that by Mathewe Philipp Maire Aldremen and Co'es of the Citee of London in theire Comune Consell
holdene in the Yeldehall of the saide Citee the xxx day of
Decembre the yeere of the reign of Kyng Edwarde the iiijth
after the conquest the iijde At the request praier and desire of
the weldisposed blessed and devote woman Dame Agnes
'Foster' (fn. 1) for the ease and comfort and releef of al the powre
prysoners beyng in the Gaoles and countours of the saide Citee
certeyn Articles (fn. 2) here after folowing concernyng the saide
prisoners were made stablisshed enacted and ordeigned.
"First for asmoche as the custodye governaunce and kepyng
of Neugate Ludgate and al other Gates and posternes of this
Citee be longen to the Maire Aldremen and Comons of the
saide Citee. Therfore by thauctorite aforesaid it is ordeigned
that the Newark (fn. 3) now late edified by the saide Dame Agnes for
for thenlargyng of the Prysone of Ludgate aforesaid frome
hensfourth be hadde, repute, and takene as a parte and parcell
of the saide prysone of Ludgate so that bothe the olde and the
newe werke of Ludgate aforesaide be oone Prysone Gaole
kepyng and charge for evermore. (fn. 4)
"Item it is ordeigned that all the ordenauncys made in the tymes
of the Mairalties of William Staundone and Robert Chicheley
late Mairys of the saide Citee entred in the Boke called K the
lxxxx leef (fn. 5) concernyng the kepyng of the saide Gaole of
Neugate and sillyng of vitaille in the same Gaole as brede,
Flessh, Fyssh, Woode, Cooles, Candell, Ale, lampes and all
other thinges to the saide prysoners necessarye or belongyng
occupyng of beddis if the prysoners have couches puttyng in
Irons of prysoners and fyndyng of Seurtees aswell for the performyng of þe saide Ordenaunce as thise Articles folowing shall
hereafter aswell extende to the kepyng, fees, sillyng of all suche
maner of vitaille and other thinges to the saide prisoners behoofull beddis, Couches and puttyng in yrons of prysoner and
fyndyng of Seurtees in, of, and for bothe the Countour and
Ludgate as the saide Gaole of Neugate.
"Item it is ordayned that no Freman nor Frewoman (fn. 6) of this
Citee nor any other honest persone committed unto Ludgate as
prisoner paye no rent, tribute nor hire for his loggyng here
but suche fees as been conteyned in the saide ordenainces
entred in the saide boke of K.
"Item it is ordeyned that no maner of Keper of any of the
saide Gaole of Neugate, Ludgate nor eny of the Countours of
the saide Citee take any more of any Gentilman, Freman or
Frewoman of this Citee for their borde and bedde to be hadde
of the saide Keper for a woke then iijs. nor of any pe sone
beyng of thastate of a yoman for bedde and borde a woke
thanne ijs. and if any suche Gentilman, Freman or Frewoman
or eny of thastate of a yoman be inprisoned in any of the saide
prisones by lasse space than a woke and havyng bedde and
borde wt the Keper of any of the saide prysones thanne the
saide Gentilman, Freman or Frewoman shall pay after the rate
of iijs. a woke and the persone of thastate of a yoman after the
rate of ijs. a woke.
"Item it is ordeigned by the auctorite a foresaide that if
any Keper of the saide Gaole Ludgate or Countours anytnyng
attempte, labour or doo contrary to the saide Ordenaunces and
articles or any parcell of theym and thereof be duely convycte
and atteynte by feithfull reporte of the iiij visitours to the Maire
and Aldremen therof made that he at the first tyme pay unto
the saide visitours for the tyme beyng xxs. at the seconde yme
xls. and at the thirdde tyme be discharged of the kepyrg of
all maner Gaoles and prisons within the saide Citee for þe
space of v yeere thanne next immediately folowyng.
"Item it is ordeigned that every yeere in the Fest of Seint
Mathew thappostel be chosen ij Curatys and ij Co'iers of the
saide Citee to here the compleyntes of the prysoners in the
saide Gaole and prisones and to knowe and understande howe
the saide Articles and ordenaunces been observed and kepte, the
almes and silver of the boxes of the saide Gaole and prysones
been dispensed, for what cause every prisoner is there inprisoned And to dispose the waters of the conduytes of the
saide Gaoles of Neugate and prisone of Ludgate aforesaide
And that it shalbe leefull at every tyme whanne it shall please
the said Curattes and ij Co'iers to entere in to the saide Gaole
and prysones for the causes a fore rehersed Whereuppon by
vertue of this ordinaunce been chosen Maister Thomas Ebrall, (fn. 7)
Maister Edward Story, (fn. 8) Curattes, John Maldone and Thomas
Dorchestre, Co'ers, for the yeere next ensuyng, &c." (fn. 9)
Securitas pro bonis legat' pueris Thome Hawlyn.
15 Jan., 3 Edward IV. [A.D. 1463-4], came Elizabeth, widow
of Richard Payne, late draper, and Richard Langton, draper,
into the Court of the lord the King in the Chamber of the
Guildhall, before Matthew Philipp, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, and acknowledged themselves bound to Robert Colwych,
the Chamberlain, in the sum of £1,400 in place of the said
Richard Payne, who had become surety for patrimony due to
the children of Thomas Hawkyn (whose widow Margaret had
married George Irland), as recorded in Book K, fo. 289. (fn. 10)
Custod' pueror' Edwardi Warmyngton.
11 Jan., 3 Edward IV. [A.D. 1463-4], came Thomas Peersson,
fishmonger, John Paryssh, "peautrer," Henry Chacombe,
draper, and Richard Phippes, "stokfyshmonger," &c., and
similarly entered into bond in the sum of £158, for the payment of that sum into the Chamber, to the use of Thomas and
John, sons of Edward Warmyngton, late grocer, on their
coming of age.
Folio 23 b.
Custod' Rogeri Holbeche filn Rog' Holbeche Orphani Civitat'.
24 Jan., 3 Edward IV. [A.D. 1463-4], came Robert Mildenale,
"gentilman," Thomas Humfray, "taillour," William Glademan,
mercer, and Peter Bisshop, "peautrer," &c., and similarly
entered into bond in the sum of £100, for the payment into
the Chamber of the patrimony due to Roger, son of Roger
Holbeche, late tailor, on his coming of age.
Concessio fact' Joh' i Walden Aldr' o.
3 Feb., 3 Edward IV. [A.D. 1463-4], grant by the Mayor and
Aldermen to the venerable Alderman, John Walden, to continue to hold his mansion house (formerly the mansion house of
John Reynwell) (fn. 11) for the term of his life at an annual ent of
£20, with reversion, on his death, to his heirs and assign, for a
term of two years. (fn. 12) No alienation to be made of the house
without the consent of the Mayor and Aldermen. The Chamberlain for the time being to make all reasonable repairs both
inside and outside the house, when requested by the terant or
Exon' acio custod' Beatricis filie Bertrandi "Saunx."
17 Feb., 3 Edward IV. [A.D. 1463-4], came John Beste,
"taillour," and Beatrix his wife, daughter of Bartrand "Saunz,"
into the Court of the lord the King in the inner Chamber of
the Guildhall, before Matthew Philipp, the Mayor, and the
Aldermen, and acknowledged satisfaction for the sum of £20
bequeathed to the said Beatrix by her father. The said Mayor,
Aldermen, and Chamberlain, as well as the sureties, viz., John
Silvester, Richard Lokwood, John Cornysshe, John Abe l, and
John Bourton, saddlers, are therefore quit.
Exon' acio Alani Johnson ab assisis.
10 Feb., 3 Edward IV. [A.D. 1463-]4, Alan Johnson, tailor,
discharged by Matthew Philipp, the Mayor, and the Aldermen
from serving on juries, &c., owing to increasing old age.
Exon' acio Will' i Bulwyk ab assisis.
21 Jan., 3 Edward IV. [A.D. 1463-4], William Bulwyk, grocer,
similarly discharged for like cause.
Folio 24 b.
Ordinacio fact' pro novo mercat' h'end apud Quenehith.
"Be it remembred that for the renuyng and new exercisyng
of the market to be hadde at Quenehithe convenietly as it hath
ben in dayes passed for the wele and ease of the substaunce
of the Comons of the Citee of London The which market be
inconvenienticis that hath fallen by the Brigge and otherwise
hath ben withdrawen to the grete hurt of moche people in
manyfold wise It was ordeigned enacted and established by
Mathew Philipp Maire, John Norman, William Marowe,
William Hulyn, Richard Lee, Thomas Cook, John Walden,
William Taillour, Thomas Oulegreve, John Stokker, Rauff
Verney, Richard Flemmyng, George Irland, John Stokdon,
William Costantyn, John Tate, Nicholas Marchall, Aldremen
of the Citee of London, with thassent of þe comons in their
Comon Counsell in the Chambre of the Yeldehall the xth day
of the moneth of Februar' the iijde yeere of the reign of Kyng
Edward the iiijth [A.D. 1463-4] holden assembled That Almaner
Shippes Bottes and other vesselles grete and smale resortyng
to the Citee of London with vitaille to be solde to retaile shalbe
demeaned in puttyng to sale of the same by thadvise and commaundement of the Maire of the saide Citee for the tyme beyng
in maner and fourme that foloweth perpetuely to endure, that
is to say, that if ther come or resorte to the said Citee but oone
Shipp, bote, or other vessell at a tyme wt any vitaill or vitailles
þt is to say Salt, Whete, Rye or other Corn that com from
beyonde the See, or other Graynes, Garlik, Oynouns, Heryng,
Sprottes, Elys, Whityng, Places, Coddes, pagan' (fn. 13) Makarell,
Pigell', (fn. 14) Heryng, or any other vitaill or wt ij or iij soortes
of any of the saide vitail to be put to sale and retailled in þe
water, the same Shipp, bote or vessell shall goo to Quenehith,
and ther make the sale of þt vitail or vitailles soo beyng in that
Shipp or oþer Bote or Vessell And if ther come ij Shippes,
botes or oþ' ij vessell wt oone manere of any of the saide
vitaille, that oon therof shal resorte to Billyngesgate and that
other to Quenehith And if þer come iij Shippes, bote or other
iij vessell wt oone maner of any of the saide vitaille ij of them
to Quenehith and the iijde to Billyngesgate And if ther come
iiij shippes, botes or oþ' iiij vessell wt oon manere of any of the
saide vitaille ij of them to Billyngesgate and ij to Quenehith
And if ther come v Shippes, botes or vessell of oone manere of
any of the saide vitaille iij of them to Quenehith and ij of them
to Billyngesgate And if ther come vj Shippes, botes, or other
vessell wt oon manere of the said vitaille iij of them to
Billyngesgate and iij of them to Quenehith and so upward after
the Rate of the noumber of Shippes, botes or oþ' vessell of oon
manere vitaille that so shal come or resorte in to Thamise to be
departed to the saide Billyngesgate and Quenehith as is aforesaide Forseen alwey that if ther come eny grete Shippes with
Salt or any other vitaille in to Thamise fro the Baye (fn. 15) or any
other place that may not come to any of the saide Keys for his
discharge or sale therof That thanne the marchaunt or marchauntes, owner or owners of suche maner Shipp and salt or any
other manere vitaill that dischargith by lighter bote or any
other vessell shalbe demeaned in puttyng to sale by the wey
of Retaill therof in their lighters or other vessell at the saide
Keys in manere and fourme as is afore declared in other
Shippes botes or other vessell that may in them selff resorte to
the saide Keys And that the owners of suche Shippes or v taille
so comyng or Resortyng to the saide Citee shal make and
drawe theire lottes by the oversight of the Maire for the tyme
beyng among them self which of them shall passe through the
Brigge to Quenehith, and which shal abide at Billyngesgate
or þt any price be sette to the sale upon any of the saide vitaille
by the Maire for the tyme beyng at any of the saide Keys.
"Forthermore that whanne and as ofte as the Ele Shippes
resorten to the saide Citee that the half of the noumbre of the
said Shippes or suche parte of them as after the Rate and
fourme abovesaid is expressed shal passe through the Brigge
of the saide Citee and be at Roode (fn. 16) oon the West side of the
Brigge afore Merlowes Keye (fn. 17) or ellswhere oon the same side
and the residue to remayne and abide on the Esteside of the
saide Brigge and the owners of the saide Shippes so beyng oon
the West side of the saide Brigge afore Merlowes Key or elles
where shall daily towe their same Shippes to þe same Key and
there to make their weying and sale of their Elis and to resorte
nyghtly in to þe streme ageyn if they lust Or ell' if the
owners woll not towe theire saide Shippes to the saide Key
they them selff shall fynde Botes at theire owne costes to convey the people to theire saide Shippes and fro the same to bye
theire saide Elys and in like wise to be ordeyned for the
Shippes remaynyng oon the Estside of the saide Brigge And
that there be oone Weyer ordeyned and assigned for the saide
Shippes remaynyng oone the Estside of the saide Brigge and
a nother for the Shippes ridyng oone the West side of the saide
Brigge And that the water bailly for the tyme beyng shal in
his owne personne make due serche in every of the saide
Shippes every day before the tyme of weying for and as many
of Elis called Kempes or rede Elis as they can fynde of them
and cast them in to Thamise upon a payne to be rered upon
him by the discrecion of the Maire as ofte as any other manne
can fynde the contrary And that ther be taken more diligent
oversight of the sortes of them so that they be of suche
gretenes and lenght as of olde tyme hath bene accustumed and
as it is enrolled in the Chamber of the Yeldehall.
"Also that the owners of all the Risshe Botes that from
hensforth shall resorte to this Citee shal have utterance and
sale of theire Risshes in the places hereafter folowing that is
to sey atte Watergate, at Towre, at Botulphes Warff, Dougate,
Pouleswarff, Baynardes castell, Fletebrigge and Tempelbrigge (fn. 18)
and in noon other place. Provided alweys that the owners of
the saide Risshe botes pay unto the Chamberleyn of London
for the tyme beyng as it hath been accustumed in tymes passed
at Quenehith and at oþ' places where Risshes have been
solde to pay And that the grete Poste standyng at Quenehith
aforesaide lettyng Shippes be drawen up And that the
Chamb'leyn and other possessours of the Groundes and livelodes a bowte the same Quenehith in hasty tyme every
personne after his rate do to be clensed the saide hithe of all
filth, bi the which the vessels thider resortyng may have their
easy comyng yn And that þe Carters and porters be compelled
to serve the people in their Cariages and Portages f om
hensfourth as it is enacted in the Chambre of the Yeldehall."
Ordinauns of Foreyn "Husters."
By the same Common Council it was ordained that no foreign
huckster of beer or ale should sell by retail after the Feast of
the Annunciation [25 March.]
Custod' pueror Thome Bristall.
28 Feb., 3 Edward IV. [A.D. 1463-4], came Margery, widow
of Thomas Bristall, fishmonger, Robert Tooke, "irmonger,"
Stephen Wolff [and] William Bristall, fishmongers, into the
Court of the lord the King in the Chamber of the Guildhall,
before Matthew Philipp, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, and
entered into bond with Robert Colwych, the Chamberlain, in
the sum of £20 for the delivery into the Chamber of certain
money and household goods to the use of Johanna and
Margaret, daughters of the said Thomas Bristall, on their
coming of age or marrying.
Folio 25 b.
Custoa' pueror' Joh' is Broun.
16 March, 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1463-4], came Thomas
Bledlow, grocer, John Maldone, grocer, William Redknappe,
Stephen Stychemerssh, Robert Talbot, mercers, [and] Hugh
Brice, goldsmith, and similarly entered into bond in the sum of
£383 6s. 8d. for payment into the Chamber of a like sum, to the
use of Rose and Agnes, daughters of John Broun, pursuant to
the will of Stephen Broun, their grandfather. (fn. 19) Mention made
of another daughter of the said John named Katherine, then
Custod' bonor' Rose et Agnetis filiar' Joh' is Broun.
The same day came William Haydok, grocer, John Brampton, fishmonger, John Fabian, draper, and Richard Awbrey,
haberdasher, and entered into bond in the sum of £83 6s. 8d.,
which sum, together with the sum of £383 6s. 8d. in the hands
of the above Thomas Bledlow, had been committed to him by
the Mayor and Aldermen in trust for Rose, Agnes, and
Katherine (then deceased), daughters of the above John Broun.
Folio 26 b.
Finis pro fals' paccione allec'.
27 March, 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464], William Heyman,
merchant of the Hanse of Almaine, condemned by Matthew
Philipp, the Mayor, and the Aldermen to forfeit five lasts of
herring which he had deceitfully packed, mixing old with new,
to the use of the prisoners in Neugate and Ludgate, and,
further, to pay a fine of £20.
Custod' pueror' Thome Colby pannarii.
16 April, 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464], came John Ferley,
Thomas Bernewey, William Stokker, John Pake, junior, drapers,
and entered into bond in the sum of £100 for payment into
the Chamber of the sum of £80, to be equally divided
between Almeric, Thomas, Robert, and Margaret, children
of Thomas Colby, late draper, when they come of age or
Custod' pueror' Will'mi I uke pandoxatoris.
24 April, 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464], came Richard Phippes,
Thomas Pierson, Edmund Newman, fishmongers, and John
Pareys, "peautrer," and entered into bond in the sum of £70
for the delivery into the Chamber of certain money and
chattels to the use of William, Agnes, Margery, Elizabeth,
and Alice, children of the late William Luke, at times
Folio 27 b.
Custod' pueror' Will' i Luke civis et Pandoxatoris London'.
26 April, 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464], came Edward Luke,
"bruer," William Wake, waxchandler, Thomas Tymeo,
"taillour," John Frankelyn, "bruer," and William Pyrde,
draper, and entered into bond in the sum of 50 marks for
payment into the Chamber of 40 marks, to the use of Elizabeth
and Alice, daughters of William Luke, late brewer, at times
Custod' pueror' Thome Plomer civis et scriptor' London'.
4 May, 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464], came Alice, late wife of
Thomas Plomer, scrivener, John Edward, salter, Thomas
Bevill, haberdasher, and John Stapleton, grocer, and entered
into bond in the sum of 100 marks for the payment into the
Chamber of the sum of 80 marks, to be equally divided
among Agnes, Margaret, and Thomas, children of the said
Thomas Plomer, when they arrive at a certain age or marry.
Folio 28 b.
Custod' pueror' Thome Carter civis et coriour London'.
9 May, 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464], came Johanna, late wife
of Thomas Carter, "coriour," John Stoundon, Nicholas Hyne,
"coriours," and John Arnold, "lethersiller," and entered nto
bond in the sum of 100 marks for the payment of 10 marks
respectively and the delivery of divers chattels to Johanna,
Margery, and Clemence, daughters of the said Thomas Carter,
when they come of age or marry. The chattels comprise
silver spoons, a flat piece (peciam planam) of silver of "Parys,"
a primer with silver clasps, (fn. 20) a "bolle pece," and a piece of
Custod' pueror' Thome Ernest civis et aur' London'.
14 May, 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464], came Walter Mettyngham, "gentilman," who married Alice, widow of Thomas
Ernest, goldsmith, Robert Clebery, vintner, and William
Philipp, goldsmith, and entered into bond in the sum of £30 for
the payment into the Chamber of a like sum when Matthew,
son of the said Thomas Ernest, shall have come of age.
Exon' acio Walt' i "Brens" ab assisis.
28 April, 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464], Walter "Bren," irmonger," discharged by Matthew Philipp, the Mayor, and the
Aldermen, from serving on juries, &c., owing to increasing old
Exon' acio Ric' i Selwod bassis'.
7 May, 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464], Richard Selwod, skinner,
similarly discharged for like cause.
Exon' acio Joh' is Miles ab assis'.
2 June, 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464], John Miles, "sporiour,"
similarly discharged on account of infirmities.
Exon' acio Will' i Redknappe de quadam recogn'.
15 May, 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464], decree by Matthew
Philipp, the Mayor, William Marowe, William Hulyn, Richard
Lee, Thomas Cook, Hugh Wiche, William Taillour, Ralph
Verney, Thomas Oulegreve, William Hamptone, Robert
Basset, Nicholas Marchall, and John Tate, Aldermen, with the
assent of Dame (fn. 21) Anne, widow of Geoffrey Boleyn, Alderman, (fn. 22)
and of Ralph Verney, one of the executors of the said Geoffrey,
that a certain bond entered into by William Redknappe,
mercer, on the 14th April, anno 2 Edward IV. [A.D. 1462], in a
controversy with the said Geoffrey Boleyn touching the abatement of a chimney, (fn. 23) should be cancelled.
Folio 29 b.
Judicium redditum int' Cordewaners et Cobillers.
15 May, 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464], ordinance by Matthew
Philipp, the Mayor, the Recorder, William Marowe, William
Hulyn, Richard Lee, Hugh Wiche, Thomas Cook, William
Taillour, Ralph Verney, Thomas Oulegreve; William Hamptone, Robert Basset, Nicholas Marchall, and John Tate, Aldermen, in their whole Court in the inner Chamber of the Guildhall, that the composition made between the Cordewaners and
Cobelers anno 12 Henry IV., and recorded in Letter-Book I,
fo. 106, (fn. 24) be carried into execution under penalty, and that
the Chamberlain should levy the fines on those "Cobillers"
who had broken the composition by "makyng of crochettes
and lappys of new lether and in medelyng of new lether with
olde otherwise than it is in the saide composicioun conteyned."
Custod' Alicie Donybat filie Edmundi Donybat orph' Civitat'.
23 May, 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464], came Elena, widow of
Edmund Donybat, late fruiterer, William Cardemaker, grocer,
and Thomas Rumbald, mercer, and entered into bond in the
sum of 50 marks for the payment into the Chamber of
40 marks to the use of Alice, daughter of the said Edmund
Donybat, when she comes of age or marries.
Ordinacio de Berebruers.
28 May, 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464], came good men, exercising
the mistery of Berebruers, into the Court of the lord the King
in the Chamber of the Guildhall, before Matthew Philipp, the
Mayor, William Marowe, Richard Lee, John Waldene, William
Taillour, Ralph Verney, Thomas Oulegreve, Robert Basset,
William Hamptone, John Stoktone, John Tate, Nicholas Marchall, Aldermen, and presented the following petition :—
"To the full honorable lord the Maire and Worshipfull
soveraignes the Aldermen of the Citee of London
"Shewen mekely unto youre goode Lordshipp and maistershippes the goode folke of this famous Citee the which usen
Berebruyng within the same that where all Mistiers and Craftys
of the saide Citee have rules and ordenaunces by youre grete
auctoritees for the comon wele of this honorable Citee made
and profite of the same Craftys So that every Craft shulde be
demeaned as trouth and goode conscience requiren in eschuyng
of all falsehode and untrouth But as for bruers of Bere as yet
beene none Ordenaunces nor Rules by youre auctorites made
for the comon wele of the saide Citee for the demeanyng of the
same Mistiere of Berebruers For lacke of which ordenaunces
and rules the people of this Citee myght be gretely disceyved
as in mesure of Barelles Kilderkyns and Firkyns and in hoppes
and in other Greynes the whiche to the saide Mistiere apperteynen Forasmoche as they have not ordenaunces ne Rules
set amongis theym like as other occupacions have It is surmysed
upon theym that often tymes they make theire Bere of unseasonable malt the which is of litle prise and unholsome for
mannes body for theire singuler availe Forasmoche as the
comon people for lacke of experience can not knowe the perfitnesse of Bere aswele as of the Ale Please it therfore youre
saide lordshipp and Maistershippes the premisses tenderly
considered to enact and establisshe that from hensforth no man
of what degre or condicion he be take upon hym to sill any
Bere within the Citee of London by Barelles Kilderkyns or
Firkyns but if the barell and other vessell conteigne after the
assise accordyng to an Acte late made by the Auctorite of a
Comon Councell entred of Recorde in the Cambre [sic] of the
Yeldehall that is for to say the Barell xxxvi galons, the Kilderkyn xviii galons and the Firkyn ix galons (fn. 25) upon payne of
forfature of þe same vessell and for to lose vjs. viijd. as ofte as
hee so dothe that oone half to the Chambre of London and that
other half to theym that shall presente it And also that no
manne nether Freman nor foreyn take upon hym to brewe any
Bere or sill any Bere wtin the Citee aforesaide or brew Bere
out of this Citee and sil it unto any personne of the saide Citee
to be dronke wtin the same but if it be made of sesonable malt
hoppes and other greynes the which to the saide Mistier apperteignen and holsome for mannes body upon payne of forfature
of the same Bere made contrary to this ordenaunce in whos
handys it shalbe founde and to lose xiijs. iiijd. to be devided as
the saide vjs. viijd. as ofte as he so is takyn in defaut And
furthermore that yerly from hensfourth of the feleashippe of
Berebruers wtin the Citee of London and to the Citee servyng
ij sufficiaunt and able persones occupying the saide Mistere of
Berebruers by the Maire and Aldermen for the tyme beyng be
chosen and sworn duly and treuly wt the Chamberleyn for the
tyme beyng or ell' wt an officer by the Maier to theym assigned
to serche and present all the defautes (fn. 26) to the Chambirleyn and
the names of all that dothe contrary to this ordenaunce."
The above articles approved and ordered to be placed on
Folio 30 b.
Presentacio Tho'e Bame ad quamdam Cantar' quinq' Cantariar' in capella b'te Me juxta Guihald'.
Letter from Matthew Philipp, the Mayor, and Robert Colwich,
the Chamberlain, to Thomas [Kempe], Bishop of London,
presenting Master Thomas Bame, chaplain, for admission to
one of the five chantries founded in the Chapel of the B. Mary
near the Guildhall by Adam Fraunceys and Henry Frowyk,
vacant by the death of Sir Walter Cheseman. Dated 13 June,
[Fos. 30 b, 31, two orphans' recognizances recorded but
annulled, because again recorded later on.]
Folio 31 b.
Custod' Alicie filie Galfridi Boleyn orph' Civitatis.
24 July, 4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464], came William Wellys,
William Redknappe, John Shelley, Robert Gregory, and John
Broun, mercers, and entered into bond in the sum of £696 13s. 4d.
for the delivery into the Chamber of a like sum and certain
jewels of the value of £30 to the use of Alice, daughter of
Geoffrey Boleyn, late Alderman, when she arrives at the age
of 25 years or marries.
Br' e d' ni Reg' pro Moneta.
Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation to the effect that
those bringing silver in "bolion," plate, or otherwise, to the
King's Mint at the Tower, should thenceforth receive 33s.
sterling for every pound weight of silver, instead of 29s. as
heretofore. Witness the King at "Stampford," 13 Aug.,
4 Edward IV. [A.D. 1464]. (fn. 27)