20 July, 10 Henry V. [A.D. 1422], came Alice, widow of
William Lynne, (fn. 1) Robert Colbroke, "irmonger," and John
Bloxham, grocer, executors of the said William; William
Sevenok, grocer, surveyor of the testament of the said William,
and John Sergeaunt, "armurer," and acknowledged themselves
bound to John Bederendene, the Chamberlain, in the sum of
£1,750, the same to be paid at Michaelmas, 1424.
The said recognisance to be void if the executors and others
aforesaid bring into Court before the day mentioned a true
inventory of the property of the deceased and also the above
sum for the use of Robert, Margaret, Alice, and Beatrix,
children of the said William Lynne.
On the 18th Jan., 2 Henry VI. [A.D. 1423-4], the sum of £700
was delivered to the Chamberlain by William Sevenok,
Alderman, in part payment of the patrimony bequeathed to his
children by William Lynne, late woolman (lanar').
A general acquittance under the Common Seal by the Mayor,
Aldermen, and Commonalty to Johanna, widow and executrix of
John Hille, fishmonger, late Chamberlain of the City, and to
Richard Quatermayns and Richard Esgastone, fishmongers,
her co-executors, touching the said Chamberlain's accounts
Dated 20 Aug., 10 Henry V. [A.D. 1422].
Afterwards the said John and William [children of John
Parys, supra, p. 268] died under age, and their money remained
to the aforesaid Agnes and Alice. Whereupon, on the 16th Aug.,
8 Henry VI. [A.D. 1430], came Lucas Goodburgh, husband of
the said Agnes, and John Gate, husband of the said Alice, and
received from John Bederenden, the Chamberlain, the money
due to their respective wives.
Folio cclxxxi b.
Indenture of lease by Robert Chichele, the Mayor, Aldermen
and Commonalty to Sir Henry Balle, Rector of the Church of
St Nicholas Shambles, Robert Brounesbury, William Hunt, John
Asshwell, and John Ropele, churchwardens of the same, and the
rest of the parishioners, of a plot of land near the churchyard
wall and a tenement formerly belonging to John Boterwyk; to
hold the same for a term of 90 years at an annual rent of
26s. 8d., under certain prescribed conditions. Dated 3 Sept.,
10 Henry V. [A.D. 1422 ?]. (fn. 2)
Wednesday, 13 Oct., 9 Henry V. [A.D. 1421], petition by
William [Clerk], the Prior and Convent of the Church of Holy
Trinity within Aldgate, to William Cauntbrigge, the Mayor,
Aldermen, and Commonalty, to be allowed to pull down and
reconstruct a certain wall in the parish of st. Katherine, on a
portion of the common soil of the City, on the understanding
that each party foregoes the payment of certain rents due to
the other party. The petition granted.
John Toterich, baker, arrested for pretending to be a baker
and purveyor of the Prince's household, and for seizing carts (fn. 3)
belonging to William Nicholl, Thomas Shepherd, and John
Edryche, of Tottenham, and other carters [not named], which he
refused to give up except on payment of various sums of money.
The seizure took place on the Eve of st. Mary Magdalen
[22 July], 10 Henry V. [A.D. 1422], in the parish of st. Botolph
Folio cclxxxii b.
Writ to the Sheriffs to make proclamation for the preservation of peace in the City, the King Henry V. having died and
been succeeded by his son. (fn. 4) Witness the King at Westminster,
1 Oct., 1 Henry VI. [A.D. 1422].
Writ by King Henry VI, heir to the realm of France, (fn. 5) to
the Sheriffs for the election of four citizens to attend a
Parliament to be held at Westminster on Monday before the
Feast of st. Martin [11 Nov.]. No Sheriff to be returned
Witness the King at Wyndesore, 29 Sept., 1 Henry VI.
[A.D. 1422]. (fn. 6)
Letter from Robert Chichele, the Mayor, and John
Bederenden, the Chamberlain, to John [Kempe], Bishop of
London, presenting John Crosse, chaplain, for admission to
one of the five chantries founded in the Guildhall Chapel
by Adam Fraunceys and Henry Frowyk, vacant by the death
of Sir John Kyrkeby. Dated 9 Oct., 1422.
14 Oct., 1 Henry VI. [A.D. 1422], Edmund de Denne,
"wodemonger," discharged by Robert Chichele, the Mayor,
and the Aldermen from serving on juries, &c., owing to
increasing old age.
Writ of certiorari to Robert Chichele, the Mayor, touching
the cause of detention of John Teukesbury by the Sheriffs, as
he was required to prosecute an appeal against John Oyle de
Lexlepe, of co. Kildare, Ireland, for robbery, &c. Witness
W[illiam] Hankford at Westminster, 20 Oct., 1 Henry VI
[A.D. 1422]. (fn. 6)
Folio cclxxxiii b.
A court of the Lord the King, held in the Chamber of the Guildhall
on Saturday the 26th Sept., 1 Henry VI. [A.D. 1422], there
being present Robert Chichele, the Mayor, John Fray, the
Recorder, William Crowmere, Thomas Fauconer, Nicholas
Wottone, Henry Bartone, William Sevenoke, Robert Whityngham, John Perneys, John Blakden, John Gedney, Ralph Bartone,
John Coventre, Aldermen, William Westone and Richard
Gosselyn, Sheriffs, &c.
On which day came the Masters and all the freemen of the
Mistery of Weavers of woollen cloth called "Wollenwevers"
on summons issued at the instance of the Masters and good men
of the Mistery of "Lynenwevers," and being asked why they
did not permit the Masters of the "Lynenwevers" to survey
those of the Mistery of Wollenwevers who wove linen cloth,
they said that by charters of the King's progenitors and for
a certain ferm rated on each loom of their mistery they were
alone permitted to survey the work of weavers, and that the
"Lynenwevers" and their looms were under the guild and rule
of the weavers of woollen cloth and not e converso, because the
work of either mistery was one and the same. Being asked if
the men of the Mistery of Lynenwevers contributed to the ferm,
they said No. Thereupon, the charters and proceedings at
(fn. 8) having been examined, it was adjudged that thenceforth the said misteries should be held to be distinct, and that
the Masters and good men of each Mistery should survey work
of their own Mistery done by men of the other Mistery.
13 Oct., 1 Henry VI. [A.D. 1422], came William, son of
Richard Wodecok, late salter, being of full age, and received
from John Bederenden, the Chamberlain, the sum of £161,
his portion of patrimony formerly committed to the custody of
John Hille, a late Chamberlain, as appears supra, fo. clxiv.
Memorandum touching the lease of a tenement in the parish
of Little st. Bartholomew, in the Ward of Bradstrete, devised
by Thomas White, late tiler, to Margery his wife, subject to
a payment of 10 marks to Johanna his daughter, when she
should have arrived at the age of discretion or marry. The
said Margery having married Hugh Hanchirche, fishmonger,
the said tenement was let to William Multon, skinner, on the
7th May, anno 10 Henry V. [A.D. 1422], for a term of four
years, so as to produce the said sum of 10 marks.
Afterwards, viz:, on the 24th Aug., 8 Henry VI. [A.D. 1430],
came John Woderove, cordwainer, who had married the
above Johanna, and received the above money.
[Folios cclxxxiv b, blank].
Monday the Feast of st. Matthew [21 Sept.], 1 Henry VI.
[A.D. 1422], in the presence of Robert Chichele, the Mayor,
John Fray, the Recorder, Richard Whityngtone, William
Crowmere, Thomas Fauconer, Nicholas Wottone, William
Sevenok, William Cauntbrigge, John Reinwelle, John Perneys,
Robert Tatersall, Ralph Bartone, Robert Widyngtone, John
Coventre, John Wellys, John Blakden, John Botiller, Robert
Whityngham, Nicholas James, Aldermen, and William (fn. 9) [sic]
Westone and Richard Gosselyn, the Sheriffs, and very many Commoners summoned to the Guildhall for the election of Sheriffs,
William Estfeld, mercer, was elected one of the Sheriffs for
the year ensuing by the Mayor, and Robert Tatersall, draper,
was elected the other Sheriff by the Commonalty.
The same day John Bederenden, draper, was elected Chamberlain; Robert Colbrook, "irmonger," and John Trymnell,
mercer, were elected Wardens of London Bridge; and John
Botiller and John Welles, Aldermen, and Thomas Dufhous,
Henry Frowyk, John Brokle, and John Melbourne, Commoners,
were elected Auditors of the account of the said Chamberlain
Afterwards, on the eve of st. Michael next following, the
said Sheriffs were sworn at the Guildhall, and on the morrow
of the said Feast were presented, admitted, and accepted before
the Barons of the Exchequer.
[Folios cclxxxv b blank.]