Folios 321 -333, flyleaf
Feb 1495-6 -

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1912

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'Folios 321 -333, flyleaf: Feb 1495-6 - ', Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: L: Edward IV-Henry VII (1912), pp. 313-322. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33668 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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Folio 321.

Exon'acio Joh'is Burgh ab assisis.

Writ to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Sheriffs for the discharge of John Burgh, "plomer," from serving on juries, &c., owing to infirmity. Witness the King at Westminster, 4 Feb., 11 Henry VII. [A.D. 1495-6].

The above John Burgh discharged accordingly.

Folio 321 b.

Custodia puer or' Ric'i Bodley groceri.

9 Feb., 11 Henry VII. [A.D. 1495-6], came Johanna Bodley, widow, Thomas Warde, mercer, William Butler and William Prat, grocers, and entered into bond in the sum of £100 for payment into the Chamber by the said Johanna of a like sum to the use of "Elias," Elena, and John, children of Richard Bodley, late grocer, when they come of age or marry. (fn. 1)

Folio 322.

Ordinacio dez Curriours.

Petition by John Cordell, John Salter, Richard Colman, Robert Wittam, William Foster, William Ederiche, Thomas Hurloke, William Goldyng, Hugh Filcok, William Olyver, Thomas Maylard, William Cobley, John Johnson, John Turtill, Thomas Maynard, Thomas Crocroft, William Wodelef, Thomas Juster, and Thomas Norres, with other freemen of the Craft of "Curriours," complaining of an ordinance made in the Mayoralty of William Martyn which allowed them (not being in the clothing) to have only one apprentice, (fn. 2) and which, if allowed to stand, would compel them and others to leave the City, and praying that it may be enacted that thenceforth they may take three apprentices.

Thereupon it was agreed by the Mayor and Aldermen that every freeman of the Craft might take two apprentices if he could afford to do so. [No date.] (fn. 3)

Folio 322 b.

Exon'acio Simonis Hogan ab assisis.

Writ to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Sheriffs for the discharge of Simon Hogan from serving on juries, &c., if he be found to be over 70 years of age. Witness the King at Westminster, 26 Jan., 11 Henry VII. [A.D. 1495-6].

Discharged accordingly.

Exon'acio Joh'is Samay ab assisis.

Similar writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs for the discharge of John Samay alias Parker, "foundour." Witness the King at Westminster, 10 March, 11 Henry VII. [A.D. 1495-6].

Discharged accordingly.

Exon'acio Will'i Johnson ab assisis.

Similar writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs for the discharge of William Johnson, fuller. Witness the King at Westminster, 28 Jan., 11 Henry VII. [A.D. 1495-6].

Discharged accordingly.

Folio 323.

Exon'acio Joh'is Sponer ab assisis.

Similar writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs for the discharge of John Sponer, "foundour." Witness the King at Westminster, 9 Feb., 11 Henry VII. [AD 1495-6].

Discharged accordingly.

Exon'acio Will'i Hamlyn ab assisis.

Similar writ to the Mayor and Sheriffs for the discharge of William Hamlyn, "tallughchaundler." Witness the King at Westminster, 20 Feb., 11 Henry VII. [A.D. 1495-6].

[Discharge not recorded.]

Custodia pueror' Ricardi Dakers ciss'.

3 March, 11 Henry VII. [A.D. 1495-6], came John Calson, "taillour," John Betonson, draper, John a Kychen, "taillour," and Richard Frier, "taillour," and entered into bond in the sum of £60 for payment into the Chamber by the said John Calson of a like sum to the use of Richard, Elizabeth, and Alice, children of Richard Dakers, late tailor, when they come of age or marry. (fn. 4)

Folio 323 b.

Custodia pueror' Rob'ti Holmeby Flecher.

3 March, 11 Henry VII. [A.D. 1495-6], came Richard Holmes, "Fletcher," Benjamin Digby, mercer, John Baynard, goldsmith, and Robert Howdale, goldsmith, and entered into bond in the sum of £25 9s. 9½d. for payment into the Chamber by the said Richard Holmes of a like sum to the use of John and Agnes, children of Robert Holmeby, late "Fletcher," when they come of age or marry.

Folio 324.

Custodia pue ror' Will'i "Ten alres."..... merceri.

14 May, 11 Henry VII. [A.D. 1496], came William Lambert, Richard Feldyng, Robert Grene, and Hugh Cloptone, junior, and entered into bond in the sum of £49 9s. 11d. for payment into the Chamber by the said William Lambert of a like sum to the use of William and Agnes, children of William "Tenacres," late mercer, when they come of age or marry. (fn. 5)

Folio 324 b.

Custodia Joh'is filii Thome Nicolson dyer.

17 May, 11 Henry VII. [A.D. 1496], came John Cutte, fishmonger, John Bracebrig, draper, Henry Ivy, sherman, and John Baskervile, tailor, and entered into bond in the sum of £150 for payment into the Chamber by the said John Cutte of a like sum to the use of John, son of Thomas Nicolson, late dyer, when he comes of age.

Folio 325.

Presentacio Will'i Crane capell'i ad eccl'iam S'ce Margarete "Patens."

Letter from Henry Colet, knt., the Mayor, to Master Thomas Jean, Doctor of Laws, Canon Residentiary in the Church of St. Paul and Vicar General, the Bishopric of London being vacant, (fn. 6) presenting William Crane, chaplain, for admission to the incumbency of the parish church of St. Margaret "Patyns," vacant by the death of Thomas Houghton, the last Rector. (fn. 7) Dated 20 May, 11 Henry VII. [A.D. 1496].

Recogn' xvj libr' per Thomam Bowyer fact' Cam'ar' ad usum Joh'is Bodnam.

17 May, 11 Henry VII. [A.D. 1496], came Thomas Bowyer, draper, and entered into bond in the sum of £16 for payment into the Chamber by the said Thomas Bowyer of a like sum, by instalments as prescribed, to the use of John Bodnam.

Folio 325 b.

Custodia pueror Joh'is Utter sall Stacioner.

21 June, 11 Henry VII. [A.D. 1496], came William Johnson, alias Rippon, "bocher," John Wilson, "peauterer," John Maidenwell, "brouderer," and William Hexstall, grocer, and entered into bond in the sum of £26 15s. 4d. for payment into the Chamber by the said William Johnson of a like sum to the use of Margery, Agnes, and Katherine, children of John Uttersall, late "stacioner," when they come of age or marry.

Folio 326.

Custodia Reginaldi Nicolson filii Thome Nicol son tinctoris.

22 June, 11 Henry VII. [A.D. 1496], came Ralph Bukberd, tailor, John Hert, "gentilman," Thomas Waren, fuller, and Richard Hodgekyns, sherman, and entered into bond in the sum of £150 for payment into the Chamber by the said Ralph Bukberd of a like sum to the use of Reginald, son of Thomas Nicolson, late dyer, when he comes of age.

Folio 326 b.

Custodia Anne filie Elie Alfonse vinitarii.

6 Sept., 12 Henry VII. [A.D. 1496], came John Hurst, "gentilman," Bartholomew Somer, haberdasher, Henry Denys, armourer, and Edmund Burton, draper, and entered into bond in the sum of £50 for payment into the Chamber by the said John Hurst of a like sum to the use of Anne, daughter of Elias Alfonse, late vintner, when she comes of age or marries. (fn. 8)

Folio 327.

24 Nov., 10 Henry VII. [A.D. 1494], came Richard Chawry, John Broke, Aldermen, Richard Nonneley, grocer, and William Salford, mercer, and entered into bond in the sum of £273 5s. for payment into the Chamber by the said Richard Chawry of a like sum to the use of Mary, daughter of Richard Gardyner, late Alderman, (fn. 9) when she comes of age or marries. (fn. 10)

Folio 327 b.

The same day came Hugh Clopton, William Martyn, knt., Aldermen, John Pasmer and Roger Grauntoft, skinners, before the Mayor and Aldermen, and entered into bond in the sum of £273 5s. for payment into the Chamber by the said Hugh of a like sum to the use of Mary, daughter of Richard Gardyner, late Alderman, when she comes of age or marries. (fn. 11)

Folio 328.

The same day came Hugh Clopton, William Martyn, Richard Chawry, John Broke, Aldermen, Richard Nonneley, William Salforde, John Pasmer, and Roger Grauntoft, and entered into a similar bond.

Folio 328 b.

Eleccio Vic'.

Wednesday the Feast of St. Matthew [21 Sept.], 12 Henry VII. [A.D. 1496], in the presence of Henry Colet, knt., the Mayor, Robert Sheffeld the Recorder, John Broun, knt., John Warde, the Prior of Christchurch, William White, Richard Chawry, John Tate, John Percivale, knt., William Isaac, John Broke, William Capell, knt., Henry Cote, Hugh Pemberton, William Purches, William Welbeke, Robert Fabyan, Aldermen, and very many Commoners summoned to the Guildhall for the election of Sheriffs—John Shaa, goldsmith and Alderman, (fn. 12) was elected one of the Sheriffs of the City of London and Middlesex by the Mayor, and Richard Haddon, mercer, was elected the other Sheriff by the Commonalty.

The same day William Milborne, "payntour," was elected Chamberlain of the City for the year ensuing; Simon Harrys, grocer, and Christopher Eliot, goldsmith, were elected Wardens of London Bridge; William Capell, Ralph Tilney, Aldermen, William Stede, grocer, Thomas Creme, draper, Richard Odyam, draper, and John Peyntour, grocer, Commoners, were elected Auditors of the accounts of the Chamber and Wardens in arrear.

Afterwards, viz., on the eve of St. Michael [29 Sept.], the said Sheriffs were sworn at the Guildhall, and on the morrow of the said Feast were presented, admitted, &c., before the Barons of the Exchequer.

Eleccio Maioris.

Thursday the Feast of Translation of St. Edward [13 Oct], 12 Henry VII. [A.D. 1496], in the presence of Henry Colet, knt., the Mayor, Robert Sheffelde the Recorder, John Warde, Robert Tate, William White, John Mathewe, Richard Chawry, John Tate, William Isaac, Ralph Tilney, John Percyvale, knt., William Capell, knt., Henry Cote, Hugh Pemberton, William Purches, William Welbeke, Robert Fabyan, Nicholas Alwyn, (fn. 13) John Shaa, Aldermen, and an immense Commonalty summoned to the Guildhall for the election of a Mayor—John Tate was elected Mayor for the year ensuing.

Afterwards, viz., on the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct], he was sworn at the Guildhall, and on the morrow was presented, admitted, &c., before the Barons of the Exchequer.

Custodia pueror' Joh'is Jenyns pistoris.

1 Dec, 12 Henry VII. [A.D. 1496], came George Atclyff, Robert Carvell, mercers, Gerard Danyell, fishmonger, and entered into bond in the sum of £40 [for payment into the Chamber by the said George Atclyff of a like sum to the use of William and Anne, children of John Jenyns, late baker, when they come of age or marry.— On fo. 332.]

Folio 329-331.

Ordinacio de lez Wyresellers.

2 March, 12 Henry VII. [A.D. 1496-7], came good men of the Fellowships of Pynners and Wyremongers before the Mayor and Aldermen, praying that the said Fellowships may be made one Fellowship of Wyresellers, and that the name of Pynners and Wyremongers may be annulled; that the brethren of the same Craft of Wyresellers may yearly elect an "Umpere" and two Wardens to see its rules and ordinances observed; and further, that the following ordinances of the Pynners and Wyremongers, already approved and recorded, (fn. 14) may be applied to the Wyresellers, viz.:—

First, that no one of the Craft work on Saturday or vigil of double feast after 3 P. M., under penalty of paying 2 pounds of wax, or else 8 pence the pound.

Also that all freemen of the Craft obey every summons to assemble together.

That they obey the "Umper" and Wardens, and not revile one another.

That no one of the Craft hire another out of his dwellinghouse, shop, or standing place at any market or fair.

That no one of the Craft entice a servant away from his master.

That no freeman of the Craft take any work except in connexion with other freemen of the Craft without licence of the "Umpere" and Wardens.

"Also that from hensforth no persone enfraunchised in the said Crafte wirk or set aworke any persone openly in his shoppe in the wyndyng of Bokles cuttyng of Stones for moldes scoryng of the same Gravyng of the moldes castyng of metalles or colouryng of the same whereby any persone estraunger from the said Felisship might lerne the said occupacions," &c., under penalty prescribed. (fn. 15)

"That no Foreyn holde house or shoppe...... nor bye nor sell any thing touchyng the saide Crafte unto the tyme he be examined by the Umpere and Wardeyns...... if he be able to kepe and occupie the said Crafte and also be made Freman of the same Citee."

That no "Foreyn" work in the said occupation until he be presented by a freeman of the Craft to the Umpire and Wardens, and sworn to obey the rules.

That unruly members be put out of the Fellowship until such time as they may reform.

"Also that no persone of the said Felisshippe holde oppen shoppe on the Sonday but if any estraunger will bye of his merchaundises on the Sonday he shall cause hym to come to his house and there shewe hym his ware for the ease of travallyng people," under penalty prescribed.

"That no woman beyng foreyn worke nor occupie any thyng belongyng to the said Crafte until she pay a fine of iijs. iiijd."

"That from hensforth no persone worke in the said Crafte as knokkyng filyng or any other noyfulle werke whereby his Neighbours and other the Kynges people myght be noyed or diseased (fn. 16) from the Fest of Seynt Michell tharchaungell unto the Fest of the Annunciacion of oure lady but only from thoures of v of the clok in the mornyng unto viij of the clok in the nyght," under penalty prescribed.

"Also that from hensforth it shalbe lefulle to the Umpere and Wardeyns...... to make due serche in alle places necessary and convenient...... of almaner Wyre almaner Englisshe Pynnes Claspes anlettes (fn. 17) paknedilles bokels cheynes Fisshe hokes Stokcardes and hand cardes (fn. 18) and of alle other thynges perteynyng to the said Crafte of Wyresellers."

That members of the Craft shall not hawk or proffer their wares to sell at an inn or elsewhere within the franchise of the City.

"That it shalbe lefulle to the said Umpere Wardeyns and Felisshippe to have and kepe their light within the White Friers in Fletestrete...... there to brenne in thonour of God oure lady Seint Mary Seint James and Seynt Clement (fn. 19) and every yeere in the Fest of thassumpcion of our lady there to kepe their masse And on the morowe next ensuyng the same Feste to elect and chose their Umpere and Wardeyns for the yeere then next ensuyng." The said light and mass to be maintained only in the White Friars, and not elsewhere without permission of the Mayor and Aldermen.

Their prayer granted.

Folio 331.

Custodia Joh'is Ryvell filii Rob'ti Ryvell Alderman'.

14 March, 12 Henry VII. [A.D. 1496-7], came Dame Margery Astry, widow, Henry "Coles" (Colet ?), knt., Alderman, and William Copynger and Nicholas Mattok, fishmongers, and entered into bond in the sum of £573 10s. 4d. for payment into the Chamber by the said Dame Margery of a like sum to the use of John, son of Robert Rivell, late grocer and Alderman, (fn. 20) when he comes of age.

Folio 331 b.

Custodia pueror' Will'i Hampton pouchemaker.

29 April, 12 Henry VII. [A.D. 1497], came Nicholas Barley, skinner, Richard Seman, skinner, John Welles, pellarius (skinner ?), William Busshe, fishmonger, and Richard Hanchet, skinner, and entered into bond in the sum of £102 2s. 5d. for payment into the Chamber by the said Nicholas Barley of a like sum to the use of Robert and Philippa, children of William Hampton, late "pouchemaker," when they come of age. (fn. 21)

Folios 332-332 b.

Custodia Juliane filie Johannis Thornetone "stocfisshe monger."

1 Dec, 12 Henry VII. [A.D. 1496], came Thomas Broke, fishmonger, Geoffrey Kent, draper, Thomas Howden, tailor, Alexander Perpoynt, "stokfysshemonger," and John Crowche fishmonger, and entered into bond in the sum of £47 2s. 9d. for payment into the Chamber by the said Thomas Broke of a like sum to the use of Juliana, daughter of John Thorntone, late "stokfisshemonger," when she comes of age or marries. (fn. 22)

Folio 333.

Custodia pueror' Johannis Halle groceri.

12 May, 13 Henry VII. [A.D. 1498], came William Alborough, senior, and William Alborough, junior, mercers, William Wykes, grocer, and Roger Halle, grocer, before the Mayor and Aldermen, and entered into bond in the sum of £246 and 22½ pence for payment into the Chamber by the said William Alborough, senior, of a like sum to the use of John and Johanna (que ad tunc fuit in ventre matris sue (fn. 23) ), children of John Halle, late grocer, when they come of age or marry. (fn. 24)

Folio 333 b.

Custodia Rogeri Mone filii Joh'is Mone.

7 Sept., 13 Henry VII. [A.D. 1497], came William Miller, "girdeler," George Salle, tailor, James Nube, sherman, Thomas Sutton, mercer, William Geffrey, dyer, and entered into bond in the sum of £14 3s. 4d. for payment into the Chamber by the said William Miller of a like sum to the use of Roger, son of John Mone. (fn. 25)

Fly leaf.

Trade-marks of the following Coopers (the names of some of them being illegible), viz., William Tanner, Thomas Assheford, John Blundell, Robert Middelton, Alwine Geradson, Henry W......, Dederic D......, Herman Johnson, Nicholas Smyth, Arnold Osumbrug, John Doys, Herman ......, Arnold Willinson, ...... Sconeburgh, Cornelius ......, John Mattelow, Laurence Gilysson, Daniel ......, Simon Claisson, Henry Couper ......, Henry Newey, John Evyngare, William ......, Richard Copelond.

Footnotes

1 Margin. 13 Jan., 23 Henry VII. [A.D. 1507-8], came the above "Elias" and acknowledged satisfaction for his patrimony, and for money accruing to him by the death of John his brother; and the same day came William Cop land, merchant tailor, who married the above Elena, and acknowledged satisfaction for his wife's property.
2 Supra, p. 299.
3 The concluding paragraph has been inaccurately recorded, but the sense is clear.
4 Margin. 7 Feb., 18 Henry VII. [A.D. 1502-3], came Stephen Alounde, fuller, who married Alice, and ac knowledged satisfaction for his wife's patrimony; and on the following 17th July further acknowledged satis faction for money accruing to her by the death of the above Elizabeth her sister.
5 Margin. 13 Feb., 20 Henry VII. [A.D. 1504-5], came William Dauncy, mercer, who married the above Agnes, and acknowledged satisfaction for his wife's patrimony, as well as for money accruing to her by the death of William her brother.
6 Richard Hill, Bishop of London, had died in February, 1496, and the See remained vacant until the follow ing August, when Thomas Savage was translated to London from Rochester.
7 Cf. supra, p. 165.
8 Maigin. 4 April, 12 Henry VII. [A.D. 1497], came John Mounes, "iremonger," who married the above Anne, and acknowledged satisfaction for the said money.
9 Alderman of Queenhithe, Walbrook, and Bassishaw Wards.
10 Margin. 16 Dec., 20 Henry VII. [A.D. 1504], came Giles Alyngton, Esquire, who married the above Mary, and acknowledged satisfaction for his wife's patrimony.
11 Marginal note to similar effect.
12 Of Bread Street Ward.
13 Alderman successively of Coleman Street and Bassishaw Wards Ob. 1506 (Beaven).
14 Cf. supra, pp. 185-6; 254-5.
15 Cf. supra, p. 186.
16 Dis eased, to have one's ease disturbed.
17 Annulets, or little rings.
18 Toothed instruments for carding wool In 1356 we find the Card makers associated with the Pynners ('Cal. Letter-Book G,' pp. 63-4), and in 1386 with the Wyredrawers ('Cal. Letter-Book H,' p. 291).
19 As to the connexion of St. Clement with workers in metal, see note supra, p. 186.
20 Of Farringdon Ward Without. Ob. Feb., 1491 (Beaven).
21 Margin. 20 April, 21 Henry VII. [A.D. 1506], came John God, "tail lour," who married the above Phi lippa, and acknowledged satisfaction for his wife's patrimony.
22 Margin. 15 Sept., 18 Henry VII. [A.D. 1502], came Alice Wode, late wife and executrix of the said John Thornton, and showed that the above Juliana had died under age and not married.
23 The prognostication of the sex of the child en ventre sa mére is (to say the least) curious.
24 Margin. This recognizance void because another was entered into temp. William Remyngton, Mayor, anno 17 Henry VII.
25 Margin. This recognizance void because recorded in Letter-Book M, fo. 1.