File of Viewers' Reports 1509-46 [B]
1521-29 (nos 47-86)

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1989

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'File of Viewers' Reports 1509-46 [B]: 1521-29 (nos 47-86)', London viewers and their certificates, 1508-1558: Certificates of the sworn viewers of the City of London (1989), pp. 21-37. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=36056 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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1521–29 (nos 47–86)

47. [B.42] 28 January 1521.

Parish of St. Mary Colechurch. Variance between John Wanell, prior of the house of Our Lady of Elsing Spital in London, pl., and the master and wardens of the Mercers, defs., concerning a nuisance at the W end of the new work and building of defs. in the ward of Cheap. The viewers find that the S W quoin of the new building of defs. overhangs the ground of pl. 2 in. westward at the height of 15 ft. above the ground. Stretching northward 14 ft., they find a break in the wall of the new work, and there the wall overhangs 2 in. at 20 ft. above the ground. Stretching more northward from the break 5 ft. 6 in., the wall overhangs 2½ in. at 26 ft. above the ground; 17 ft. still further N, the new wall overhangs 2½ in. at 22 ft. above the ground. Stretching 5 ft. 8 in. N to a quoin of brick, the quoin and wall overhang 5 in. The new wall ought to be reformed or withdrawn from the SW quoin to the break aforesaid line right and plumb, and from the break line right and plumb by all the length of 27 ft. 2 in. northward in form aforesaid, without etc.

48. [B.43] 5 June 1521.

Parish of St. Mary Colechurch. Variance between the master and wardens of the Mercers, pls., and the prior of the house of Our Lady of Elsing Spital in London, def., concerning a nuisance in the ward of Cheap. The viewers find a new brick wall set on the E side of the ground of def. adjoining the W end of the new building of pls. At the S side of it, by the king's highway of Cheap, from W to E the wall is, and ought to be, 10 in. in thickness at a height of 11 ft. 6 in. from the upper side (upsyd) of the shop floor of def. Stretching northward from the S side 14 ft., there is a break in the W end of the new building of pls. 4 in. deep out of the line right. There the brick wall of def. is 14 in. in thickness at a height of 11 ft. 6 in. Stretching more northward from the break 30 ft. 8 in. to its N end, the wall is 9 in. in thickness at the same height. The wall ought to lie line right and plumb from place to place as aforerehearsed. Also, def. has broken into the wall of pls. at the W end of the [pls.'] building, from the N end of the wall of def. stretching southward 15 ft., in the deepest place 3 in. and at diverse other places 2 in. and 1 in. All of which premises and nuisances etc. Without etc.

Endorsed: a[nno] xiii° Henr[ici] VIII . . . Importat[ur] tempore . . . soll[utum] . . . ii s.

49. [B.44] 9 July 1521.

Parish of St. Lawrence in the Jewry. Variance between the vicar and churchwardens of St. Lawrence, pls., and John Kynnersley, squire, def., concerning a tenement with appurtenances thereto belonging in Cateaton (Catte) Street. The viewers have indifferently measured as follows: the tenement contains 14 ft. 1½ in. in breadth from E to W by the king's highway of Cateaton Street between a tenement belonging to the church of St. Lawrence on the W and the land of John Weston, mercer, on the E. Stretching northward 28 ft. 3 in. on the E side of the tenement to a NE corner post, the house is 14 ft. 4 in. in breadth. Stretching more northward 14 ft. 8 in., it is 21 ft. 10 in. in breadth. There is an angle stretching eastward 2 ft. 3 in.; stretching northward from the angle 25 ft. 4 in. to another NE corner post, the tenement contains 23 ft. 2½ in. in breadth from E to W to a stone wall of 'the Sarysons Hede'. There is an angle of the ground and housing of 'the Sarysons Hede' approaching eastward 7 ft. 4 in. There they find a void ground with a shed lately set up, which ground and shed contain 15 ft. 10 in. in breadth from the angle to the NE corner post E to W, and 61 ft. 8 in. in length on the W side of the angle stretching northward to a stone wall belonging to Bakewell Hall, and 15 ft. 6 in. in breadth from a wall of timber and loam on the same W side stretching eastward by the said stone wall; and 65 ft. in length on the E side from the NE corner post to the stone wall of Bakewell Hall at the same breadth. The whiche tenement and grounde aforemeasured by all that the said iiii vewers can perceyve and knowe aswell by their owne reasons and discrecions as also by good and substanciall evidence in writyng to them shewed and redde, ought of right to belonge unto the said churche of Saint Lawrence lyneright and plumb from place to place all the length and brede of the same as is afore rehersed.' Without etc.

Endorsed: . . . Importatur [Curiam Maioris] . . .

50.[B.45] 13 August 1521.

Parish of St. Dunstan in the West. Variance between Henry Dacres, merchant taylor, pl., and Nicholas Whyte, skinner, def., concerning a nuisance. The viewers find certain houses built on ground which def. holds by lease of the prior and brethren of the house of St. John of Jerusalem in England, which houses contain 67 ft. in length on their E side from the N end of a brick wall standing betwixt the gardens of pl. and def., stretching northward to a NE corner post of the same houses. The viewers say that def. ought to bear all the water of the said houses all their length and to convey that water to his own ground. The which nuisance etc. Without etc.

51. [B.46] 21 July 1522.

Parish of St. Katharine Christchurch. Variance between the wardens and fellowship of the Haberdashers, pls., and the prior and convent of Christ Church in London, defs., concerning certain nuisances. The viewers find the S end of a kitchen belonging to pls. with a stone foundation containing 14 ft. in breadth from the ground of defs. on the E to an entry of pls. on the W; the foundation ought to be line right and plumb all the length.

Also the entry is 8 ft. 4 in. in breadth between the SW corner post of the kitchen and the E side of pls.' house on the W side of the entry; stretching southward from the corner post 20 ft. the entry is 8 ft. 5 in. in breadth. [At the length of 20 ft.] is the outer (utter) part of the foundation of defs.' brewhouse. The entry on the E side there ought to be line right and plumb. Also, in the garden of a tenement belonging to pls. the viewers find the S side of a house belonging to defs. containing 46 ft. in length from E to W, which ought to bear its (his) own water with a fillet gutter by all the length aforesaid at costs and charges of the defs. Without etc.

Subscribed: Certificat[ur] xxiiiito die Julii a[nno] r[egni] r[egis] Henr[ici] VIII xiiii° T[empore] Milburn M[aioris]. Sol[utum] feod[um] ii s.

52. [B.47] 7 November 1522.

Parish of St. Dunstan in the West. Variance between the master and wardens of the Brotherhood of Our Blessed Lady and St. Dunstan in the West of London and the parson and churchwardens of the parish church of St. James at Garlickhithe concerning a nuisance in Fleet Street. The view is by assent of both parties. The viewers find that at the height of the rasen the W side of a house belonging to the church of St. James overhangs the ground of the Brotherhood 5½ in. at the NE corner post of a house belonging to the Brotherhood by the king's highway of Fleet Street. Stretching southward 28 ft. from the street, the W side of the house overhangs the ground of the Brotherhood 5 in. at the height of the rasen and stretching more southward 21 ft. 2 in. by the W side of the house, the W side of the house so overhanging ought of right to be withdrawn line right and plumb from place to place all the length at the costs and charges of the parson and churchwardens. Without etc.

Endorsed: A view brought . . . 8.1 a[nno] xiiii h[enrici] VIII

53. [B.48] 30 December 1522.

Parish of St. Mary Woolchurch. Variance between the parson [and churchwardens] of the parish church, pls., and the prior and convent of Christ Church within Aldgate of London, defs., concerning a nuisance of two chimneys in Bearbinder (Berebynder) Lane. [The viewers find] the ground there belonging to pls. . . . lane stretching southward 20 ft. to a principal post at a break of the tenement there belonging to defs. on the E [?and further stretching] more southward 31 ft. 8 in. to a wall of brick and stone. The ground contains 29 ft. 10 in. in breadth by the said lane between the [tenement of] the prioress and convent of Haliwell on the E and the said tenement of defs. on the W. And [?stretching along] the said lane by the W side of the plates of the said tenement of the prioress and convent of Haliwell to an angle under the . . . assise and there the ground of pls. contains 35 ft. 9 in. in breadth. And stretching more southward [?26] ft. . . . assise there the ground is 36 ft. 11 in. in breadth with the thickness of the chimney, which chimney is set standing on the . . . pls. without the house of defs. 2 ft. 11 in. by all the breadth of the chimneys. And the viewers say that either of the parties ought to bear his [sic] own water between the ground aforesaid. All which premises and nuisances etc. Without etc.

54. [B.49] 30 December 1522.

Parish of St. Mary Woolchurch. Variance between the prioress and convent of Haliwell and the parson and churchwardens of the said parish church concerning nuisances of old buildings in Bearbinder (Berebynder) Lane. The view is by assent and agreement of both parties. The viewers say that the gable end of the tenement there belonging to the prioress and convent over the NW corner post by the lane overhangs the ground of the parson and churchwardens 6 in. westward at the height of the rasen; stretching southward by the plates of the house 12 ft. 9 in. to a brick in the house, it overhangs 3 in. Stretching more S 13 ft. 5 in. to a SW corner post under a jetty which sails southward 2 ft. 5 in. without the plates of the house, the jetty by all its length and breadth from the nether part of the joists (giosts) thereof belongs plumb upright to the prioress and convent. From the nether part of the jetty all the ground without the plates of the tenement of the prioress and convent belongs to the parson and churchwardens; the tenement overhanging as aforesaid ought to be withdrawn line right and plumb from place to place. Either party ought to bear their own water. All which premises and nuisances etc. Without etc.

55. [B.50] 12 March 1523.

Parish of St. Botolph without Aldgate in the suburbs of London. Variance between the abbess and convent of the House of Minoresses without Aldgate and Christopher Raynwyk, draper, concerning certain ground for a defence to be made and set upon [sic]. The view is with assent and agreement of both parties. The viewers say that the defence ought to be made and set from a SE corner post of a house called 'the Welhouse' pertaining to the tenement belonging to the abbess and convent, where John de Boyne, tiler, dwells, stretching eastward to the S side of a stake standing beside an ash in the middle of the ground from E to W, and so stretching to the E end of the same ground to a mark drawn by the viewers on the boards of the defence between Cornwales' grounds and those of the abbess and convent, line right and plumb, as limited. The defence should be made at the costs and charges of the abbess and convent, without etc.

56. [B.51] 12 May 1523.

[Parish of St. Mary le Bow]. Variance between the parson and churchwardens of the church of Our Blessed Lady of Bow, pls., and the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, def., concerning certain vaults under the parish church. The viewers say that the W end of the church is 77 ft. 8 in. in breadth from the NW quoin to the SW quoin. The S side of the church is 75 ft. 8 in. from the SE quoin to the SW quoin. The E end of the church is 73 ft. 8 in. in breadth between the NE quoin adjoining the parsonage there and the SE quoin of the church. The length of the church from the NW corner of a buttress of the steeple there above the first skew of the buttress stretching eastward by the N side of the church is 53 ft. 1½ in. to the W end of the parsonage and there is an angle of 2 ft. 9 in. from the church wall to the NW corner of the parsonage (under which angle all the water of the gutter of the S side of the roof of 'the King's Head' comes through the parsonage into the church gutter), and stretching eastward from the NW quoin and angle of the parsonage 33 ft. 10 in. to the lane called Bow Lane, which is the length of the parsonage. The parsonage is 14 ft. 6 in. in breadth at the E end thereof, between the tenement of St. Bartholomew's Hospital and the NE quoin of the church wall. All the ground underneath the church and parsonage, as well the vaults as main ground, within and by all the length and breadth of the same line right and plumb from place to place as aforelimited, belongs to Bow. Without etc.

57. [B.52] 30 July 15 1523.

Parish of St. Giles without Cripplegate. Variance between Thomas Wrythesley, alias Garter King of Arms, pl., and the prior and convent of the New Hospital of Our Lady without Bishopsgate of London, defs., concerning a nuisance. The viewers say that the SW corner post of a brick wall belonging to pl. (Master Garter) by the king's highway called Barbican, adjoins the SE corner post of a tenement there of defs.; stretching northward 12 ft. 9 in. to the middle of a principal post of the same house, there is a break (breke) out of the line right and the post overhangs the ground of pl. 5½ in. eastward at the height of the rasen. Stretching more northward 12 ft. 4½ in. to the NE corner post of the house, that post overhangs the ground of pl. 3 in. eastward at the same height. The two posts ought to be withdrawn line right and plumb by defs. Stretching more northward 92 ft. along by the W side of the brick wall of pl. to a garden ground belonging to Lord Willoughby, the wall stands all on pl.'s ground. All of which nuisances and premises etc., without etc.

58. [B.53] 30 October 1523.

Parish of St. Bartholomew the Little in the Ward of Broad Street. Variance between the abbess and convent of the house of Minoresses without Aldgate of London and John Benet, merchant taylor, concerning a certain ground for a defence to be made. The view is with assent of both parties. The viewers say that the garden ground there belonging to the abbess and convent is 27 ft. 1 in. in breadth between the E side of a stone wall of James Wylford, merchant taylor, stretching eastward by the N side of a brick wall of the abbess and convent to a mark made on that wall by the viewers; then stretching northward from the mark 130 (vixxx) ft., which is the length of the ground, to a stake driven in the ground in the hedge in the NE corner, the ground is 36 ft. in breadth between the stake and the E side of a brick wall of James Wilford. The ground ought to be line right and plumb by all its length and breadth and the defence ought to be made by the abbess and convent. A shed there of Benet ought to be withdrawn as is marked on it by the viewers. All which premises etc., without etc.

59. [B.54] 23 April 1524.

Parish of St. Botolph without Aldrichgate. Variance between John Blanerhasset, gentleman, pl., and Thomas Tamworth, gentleman, def., concerning certain defences between certain gardens. The viewers find a timber and loam wall standing on a foundation of brick and covered with tile, between pl.'s garden on the W and def.'s garden on the E. The wall from the NE corner post adjoining a mud wall there, stretching southward 42 ft. 6 in., belongs to pl. and ought to be made and repaired at his costs and charges. At the end of that wall and length there is another wall, adjoining the same wall and also stretching southward 18 ft. 4 in. to a SE corner post and from thence westward to another post in an angle of 10 ft., which belongs to def. and ought to be repaired and maintained at his costs and charges. From the same angle stretching more southward 47 ft. 4 in. to a SE corner post adjoining another mud wall, the wall ought to be repaired at costs and charges of def. All such lengths as def. has or shall have in his said garden adjoining the defence and wall of pl. ought to be made lower than the plates of pl.'s wall because they shall not rot the plates. All which premises etc., without etc.

Endorsed: Certificat[ur] xxviiii die Aprilis anno r[egni] r[egis] Henr[ici] VIII xvi te[mpore] Thomas Baldry M[aioris] sol[utum] feod[um] ii s.

60. [B.55] 30 May 1524.

Parish of St. Michael in Wood Street. Variance between the abbess and convent of the Minoresses without Aldgate of London, pls., and the parson and churchwardens of the said parish church, defs., concerning a nuisance of a house. The viewers find the SW corner post of the house there belonging to defs., where one [blank] Banks dwells, overhangs the ground of pls. 9 in. at the height of the rasen of the house by the street side. Stretching eastward from the street 20 ft. to a principal post of the house, that post overhangs the ground of pls. 11½ in. at the same height. Stretching more eastward 18 ft. 6 in. to another post of the house, that post overhangs the ground of pls. 13 in. at the same height. The house ought to be withdrawn by defs. line right and plumb from place to place all its length. Which nuisance aforesaid etc., without etc.

Endorsed: Importat[ur] in Cur[iam] te[mpore] [B]aldry 3.8 Mr Paver hath gevyn the Abbesse his fee. Te[mpor]e Baldry maioris Civitatis London' 3.8

61. [B.56] 4 July 1524.

Parish of St. Mildred in the Poultry. Variance between the wardens and fellowship of the Skinners, pls., and the wardens and fellowship of the Barbers, defs., concerning a nuisance of a house set and being within Coneyhope Lane. The viewers say that the SE corner post of the house of defs. overhangs the ground of pls. eastward 6½ in. and southward 1½ in. at the height of the rasen. Stretching northward 13 ft. to a NE corner post of the house, that post overhangs the ground of pls. 6 in. at the same height; and stretching westward from the SE corner post 23 ft. to a SW corner post of the house of defs., that post overhangs the ground of pls. 7½ in. southward at the height of the rasen. The house ought to be withdrawn by defs. line right and plumb from place to place by all the length. Without etc.

Endorsed: [5].9 import[atur] . . . Cur[iam] 2 s.

62. [B.57] 17 September 1524.

Parish of St. Albans in Wood Street. Variance between the master and wardens of the Shearmen (Shermen), pls., and John A'Parke, mercer, def., concerning certain nuisances of building. The viewers say that the SW corner post of a new house of def. stands 1 in. on the ground and stone wall of pls. Stretching eastward 9 ft. to a SE corner post of the new house, that post stands 6 in. on pls.' ground and stone wall. More eastward 4 ft. 4 in. to the middle of a principal post belonging to pls., which post has fled out at the foot 2 in. onto the ground of def., and then stretching more eastward 6 ft. 6½ in. to the SW corner post of another new house of def., that post stands upright and truly on ground of def. Def. ought to withdraw his two posts standing on the wall and ground of pls. pls. ought to withdraw their post which has fled out so that it is line right and plumb from place to place all the length. Which nuisance aforesaid etc., without etc.

Subscribed: Certificatur xx die Septembris anno r[egni] r[egis] Henrici VIII xvi Te[mpore] Thome Baldry M[aioris] Sol[utum] feod[um] ii s.

63. [B.58] 22 October 1524.

Parish of St. Giles without Cripplegate. There is a ground for a defence to be made, now 'somewhat in variance' between Piers Duffe, sandman, of one party and John Aleyn, armourer, and Margaret Whaplyngton, widow, of the other party. The view is by assent of the parties and at the charge of Duffe. The viewers say that the ground of Duffe, which lies and bounds upon the ground of Aleyn in part and the ground of Margaret Whaplyngton in part on the S and the ground of the Company of [Parish] Clerks of London on the E, contains 42 yds. 2 ft. in length from a SE corner post of an house there belonging to Duffe, stretching eastward to the SE corner of a stake of oak there driven into the ground by the viewers. The stake and three other stakes there likewise driven into the ground by the viewers stand upon the ground of Duffe, on which ground he may and ought to set and make his defence line right and plumb from stake to stake all the length. Without etc.

64. [B.59] (fn. 1) 10 April 1525.

Parish of St. Mildred in Bread Street. Variance between the parson and churchwardens of the parish church and Thomas Browne, citizen and cordwainer (cordoner), concerning a certain stone wall with a door in it set and being in the parish, to wit at the E end of the churchyard. The view is by common assent of both parties. The viewers say that the stone wall is 21 in. in thickness and contains 8 ft. 11 in. in length between another stone wall belonging to the house of Browne on the S and the vestry of the church on the N. They say that 8½ in. in thickness on the W side of the wall belongs to the parson and churchwardens and the residue, 12½ in., belongs to the house of Browne. 'All which premises the said viewers afferme to be true in forme aforsaid', without etc.

Endorsed: . . . 31.7 . . .

Subscribed: Certificat[ur] in Cur[iam] Maioris ult[imq] die Maie a[nn]o xvii° R[egni] R[egis] H[enrici] VIII Te[mpore] Bayly Maioris

65. [B.60] 27 June 1525.

Parish of All Hallows in Honey Lane. Variance between the warden and fellowship of the Drapers, pls., and the parson and churchwardens of the parish church of St. Mary Magdalen in Milk Street, defs., concerning a certain jetty of a house and a little void ground under the same jetty. The viewers say that the jetty and void ground are 4 ft. 7 in. in breadth at the NW corner post of a draught house belonging to pls. Stretching northward from the corner post 17 ft. by the W side of the house to the N end of the jetty, the jetty and ground are 4 ft. in breadth. The jetty and ground belong to pls. Without etc.

Subscribed: Infert[ur] in Cur[iam] Maioris per Joh[ann]em Edmay servien[tem] ad clava[m] (fn. 2) ix.9 a[nn]o 17 R[egni] R[egis] Henr[ici] VIII

66. [B.61] 12 August 1525.

[Parish of St. Mary at Axe]. Variance between Master Richard Mabot, parson of the parish of St. Mary at Axe, pl., and the prioress and convent of the House of Saint Elene in London [the priory of St. Helen's], defs., concerning a certain parcel or part of the parsonage of St. Mary at Axe, to wit on the N side of the parsonage. The viewers say that the parcel or part contains 7 ft. 5 in. in breadth from the ground which pl. has in possession on the S side of it to the N side adjoining a tenement of defs. The ground is 14 ft. 6 in. in length between the king's highway on the E and the ground of defs. on the W. The building and ground line right and plumb belong to pl. all the length and breadth. Moreover, the viewers say that the parsonage wholly (hooly) ought of right to contain 20 ft. 7 in. in length by the king's highway from the church on the S to the tenement of defs. on the N and 14 ft. 6 in. in breadth from the king's highway on the E to the ground and building of defs. on the W. Furthermore, they say there is a little gallery or tresance on the W part of the parsonage adjoining the churchyard there southward, 17 ft. in length and 3 ft. 6 in. in breadth at the E end adjoining the parsonage and 4 ft. in breadth at the W end adjoining the tenement of defs. The gallery or tresance belongs to pl. and the parsonage line right and plumb all its length and breadth. All which premises etc., without etc.

Subscribed: Infert[ur] in Cur[iam] Dom[ini] Maioris 17.10 per Joh[ann]em Hamond anno R[egni] R[egis] Henr[ici] octavi decimoseptis . . . sol[utum] feod[um]

67. [B.62] 27 April 1526.

Parish of All Hallows Staining. Variance between Roger Whaplode, draper, pl., and William Birche, gentleman, def., concerning certain buildings. The viewers find a chamber over a coalhouse with a withdraught in it. The coalhouse, as it is framed, contains 11 ft. 8 in. in length from the E stretching westward to a little yard of pl. and 7 ft. 8 in. in breadth from the N part adjoining the house of def. stretching southward to the middle of a principal post between the coalhouse and another little house of def. on the S. Also they find a gallery going over the ground of pl. which is 4 ft. 1½ in. in breadth from the N side of posts that bear the gallery and 33 ft. 6 in. in length from the chamber over the coalhouse on the E stretching westward to another house and chamber belonging to pl. Into which gallery def. has a door which ought to be dampered (dampred) and stopped up. Further they find a cellar vaulted with stone under the house of pl. and in part under the tenement belonging to def., which vault is 10 ft. 6 in. in breadth within the walls from the street on the W stretching eastward. The viewers say that the gallery and chamber, cellar and vault, line right and plumb by all the length and breadth aforelimited and expressed, appertains and belongs to pl. Without etc.

Subscribed: John Aleyn M[aior] . . . Cur[iam] henr[ici] VIII . . . Paver . . . ii s. per co[mmun]e[m] . . . et feod[um]

68. [B.63] 17 May 1526.

Parish of St. Dunstan in the East. Variance between John Bruges (Brugges), knight and Alderman of London, pl., and the Orphans or Heirs of John Sabbe, defs., concerning a nuisance of a frame of timber with a stair made into the Thames. The viewers say that the said frame is set out southward from Sabbe's Wharf so that the first post thereof next to the wharf stands 2 in. before the wharf of pl.; stretching southward 24 ft. into the Thames to a post at the head of the stair, that post stands 3½ in. before the said wharf of pl. The stair going down to the water is 19 ft. in length southward and 8 ft. in breadth. The frame and stair ought to be withdrawn the 2 in. in one place and 3½ in. in the other, line right and plumb from place to place by all the length thereof aforerehearsed. Without etc.

See also 71 below.

69. [B.64] 18 May 1526.

Parish of St. Michael in Crooked Lane. Variance between Thomas Cremor, draper, and Walter Palley, stockfishmonger, concerning a certain old stone wall set, lying, and being in Thames Street. The view is by assent and agreement of both parties. The viewers say that at the N end of the wall Cremor ought of right to have 14 in. of the thickness of the wall from the W side eastward; the residue of the thickness belongs to Palley. Stretching southward 36 ft., Cremor ought to have 20 in. of the thickness from the W side eastward and Palley the residue. And so Cremor may make his wall line right and plumb from place to place all the length aforesaid. Without etc.

Endorsed: . . . Johannes 28.7

Im[portatur] in Cur[iam]

70. [B.65] 24 July 1526.

Parish of St. Sepulchre. Variance between Robert Moldyng, brewer, and Mary, his wife, pls., and Richard Morys, one of the tenants of the lands there sometime of the Earl of Warwick, def., concerning a tenement brewhouse called 'the Cok upon the Hope' with two shops annexed; set and being within Newgate. The viewers say that the said tenement and shops contain together 36 ft. in breadth by the king's high street from the tenement belonging to the brotherhood of Our Lady and St. Stephen in the church of St. Sepulchre on the E to a tenement sometime of the Earl of Warwick on the W. The tenement and shops contain 25 ft. 2 in. in length from the said street on the N stretching southward to a SW corner post of the said brewhouse. At that corner post there is an angle stretching eastward 4 ft. 9 in. From that angle stretching more southward 50 ft. 4 in. to the lands lately of the Earl of Warwick, there the tenement brewhouse contains 27 ft. in breadth from the lands of the Earl of Warwick on the W to the lands of the Brotherhood on the E. And so pls. ought of right to have their tenement brewhouse line right and plumb from place to place by all the length and breadth thereof aforesaid. Without etc.

71. [B.66] 5 September 1526.

Parish of St. Dunstan in the East. Variance between John Brugges, knight and Alderman of London, pl., and the Orphans or Heirs of John Sabbe, defs., concerning a nuisance of a frame and bridge of timber with a stair made into the Thames. The viewers say that the frame and bridge is set out southward from Sabbe's Wharf so that its first post next to the wharf stands 2 in. before the wharf of pl. Stretching southward 24 ft. into the Thames to a post at the head of the said stair, that post stands 3½ in. before the wharf of pl. The frame is 12 ft. in length above the ground and the stair going down to the water is 19 ft. in length southward and 8 ft. in breadth. And over that, there are four spurs set into the E side of the bridge before the wharf of pl., of which the first spur next to the wharf is 2 ft. 3 in. in breadth eastward and 9 in. in thickness. The second spur is 2 ft. 6 in. in breadth and 1 ft. in thickness. The third spur is 2 ft. 6 in. in breadth and 11 in. in thickness. The fourth spur is 3 ft. 6 in. in breadth and 6 in. in thickness. The viewers say that not only the said posts and spurs of the frame ought to be withdrawn from before the wharf of pl. line right and plumb from place to place by all the length aforerehearsed, but also all the said frame, bridge, and stairs ought to be removed and taken away because it [sic] stands upon the common ground of the City, to the great nuisance and hindrance and common [?hurt] as well of the king's subjects as of all manner of ships, crayers and boats repairing to this City for the common wealth of the same. Without etc.

See also 68 above. For the dispute over Sabbe's Wharf, see Calendar of the Letters and Papers foreign and domestic of the Reign of Henry VIII, Vol. II, Part I (1515–1516), p. 642.

72. [B.67] 8 March 1527.

Parish of St. Sepulchre in the Ward of Farringdon Without. Variance between the prior and convent of the Charterhouse beside London, pls., and the abbot and convent of Thame in the county of Oxford, defs., concerning a certain nuisance nigh Seacoal Lane. The viewers find a brick wall and a stable built on the N end of the same wall belonging to pls. as of the gift (as they say) of Sir Robert Rede, knight, late Chief Justice of the Common Bench. The wall is 54 ft. in length, stretching southward from a brick wall on the N belonging to the parish church of St. Dunstan in the West. The wall overhangs westward 15 in. in the middle thereof by reason of the oppression and great weight of the earth and ground of a garden belonging to defs. there lately laid, whereby not only the wall and stable but also another brick wall upon which the W side of the same stable stands are likely shortly to decay and fall down as well, to the great hurt and damage of pls. and also to the great danger and peril of all the king's subjects going and coming through Seacoal Lane. The nuisance ought to be reformed at the costs and charges of defs. Without etc.

Endorsed: In [fertur] in Cur[iam] 21.5 per Hamond cler[icum] Te[mpore] Seymour Maior[is]

73. [B.68] 13 March 1527.

To the Right honorable Lorde the Mayre of the Citie of London and his worshipfull brethern Thaldermen of the same.

Shewen unto your said Lordship and discrete wisedoms the xiiith daye of Marche in the xviiith yere of the Reigne of Kyng Henry the VIIIth Thomas Smarte, John Hilmar, Philip Cosyn, & Thomas Newell, the iiii Maisters of Fremasons and Carpenters, viewers indifferent sworne to the said Citie, That where as they were late charged by your honorable commaundement to viewe and oversee a certain brykwall sette and beyng in the parisshe of Saint Gabriell Fanchurche in Langbourne Warde of london, by thassent and agreement of William Birche, Gent, owner of the said wall, as Tenant to the Prioresse and Convent of Halywell in the Countie of Middlesex on that one partie, And the maister, wardens, and feliship of the Crafte of Carpenters of london on that other partie; Whiche wall the iiii viewers by all their discrecions have viewed, seen, and rypely understond And thereupon they sey that the wall is in lenght [sic], from the gardeyn grounde there belonging to the Feliship of Fisshmongers of london on thest parte stretching westward to thest syde of a brykwall of the Churcheyard of Fanchurche aforesaid, viii fote of assese And that the Northwest corner of the said wall belonging to the said William Birche stondeth without the said Churcheyard wall Northward into the groundes of the said Feliship of Carpenters ix ynches et di. of assise. Whiche the said viewers fynden to be don by thassent, will, consent, and agreement of the said maister, wardens and feliship of Carpenters.

Endorsed: Import[atur] in Cur[iam] . . . 5 . . . per J Hamond . . . Te[mpore] Seymer Maior[is]

74. [B.69] 8 May 1527.

Parish of All Hallows in Bread Street. Variance between the master and wardens of the fellowship of the Merchant Taylors and the wardens and fellowship of the Salters, concerning a stone wall. The view is by assent and agreement of both parties. The viewers say that the wall contains 34 ft. 4 in. in length from the king's highway of Bread Street stretching eastward to a break in the same and then more eastward 34 ft. Further they say that the wall is partible. The Merchant Taylors ought to have as much of the wall as is without the N side of the plate of the Salters' house there, line right and plumb from place to place all the length. Either of the parties ought to bear their own water without agreement to the contrary.

All which premises etc., without etc.

75. [B.70] 8 May 1527.

Parish of All Hallows Bread Street. Variance between the master and wardens of the Merchant Taylors, pls., and the provost of the King's College of Eton in the county of Buckingham, def., concerning a certain stone wall. The viewers say that the wall contains 40 ft. 6 in. in length from the king's highway of Bread Street eastward to another stone wall belonging to pls. The ground of pls. there contains 31 ft. 5 in. in breadth at the W end by the street, between the ground of def. on the N and the Salters' ground on the S. At the E end it is 36 ft. 6½ in. in breadth between those grounds, line right and plumb all the length of the wall aforelimited. Without etc.

76. [B.71] 13 September 1527.

Parish of St. Michael at Queenhithe. Variance between William Cheynes, gentleman, as in right of our sovereign lord the king, pl., and the prior of the monastery of St. Bartholomew in West Smithfield in the suburbs of London, def., concerning a stone wall and other edifications. The viewers find that from the S end of an old plate lying in the ground by the water of Thames stretching northward 15 ft. 8 in. line right by the E side of the same plate to the S end of a pale there lately set up by pl. (which pale is in length 20 ft. to the S end of def.'s shed), a pale ought to be made by def. with the N end to be set 6 in. westward. The SW corner of the shed stands 4 in. on the ground of the king and ought to be withdrawn by def. Stretching northward 26 ft. from the SW corner post of the shed to its N end, there the king ought to have 8 in. eastward of the stone wall that the shed stands on. Stretching more northward 27 ft. to a break in the wall, the king ought also to have 8 in. of the wall. The shed ought to be withdrawn eastward 3 in. by def. Stretching 20 ft. 8 in. more northward to the back of def.'s chimney, that chimney is 6 ft. in breadth from N to S and stands 8 in. on the king's ground. Stretching more northward 8 ft. to a S corner of a wall bearing the king's house, the king ought to have 8 in. of the wall eastward, line right and plumb from place to place as limited. Also there is a chimney belonging to def. standing on another stone wall of the king by the E side of a garden in the tenure of Thomas Grey; that chimney is 3 ft. in thickness and 10 ft. in breadth and stands entirely on the king's ground. It ought to be withdrawn by def. The wall from the chimney . . . S end of the wall belongs wholly to the king. All which premises etc., without etc.

Endorsed: . . . In . . . 12.2 R[egni] . . . Hamond . . . te[mpore] Sp[encer] Maioris

77. [B.72] 9 March 1528.

Parish of St. Mary at Hill. Variance between Maude Russell, widow, and the parson and churchwardens of St. Michael Cornhill concerning a certain window of a tenement wherein Maude Russell dwells. The view is by assent of both parties. The viewers say that the window ought to stand and continue as it is now made, ordered, and devised by the viewers without interruption, let, or contradiction of the parson and churchwardens or their successors or assigns at any time. Over that, they say that Maude ought to make a fillet gutter on the eaves of her house from a door at the W side stretching southward 23 ft. or thereabout to the SW corner of the house, there to go down with a close pipe of lead to convey the water of the eaves of the house so that it does not fall upon and annoy the tenement there of the parson and churchwardens. Furthermore, the rafter of Maude's house must be cut shorter at the SW corner by one half foot in order so to be made line right and 'of at nought' at the N end of the fillet gutter. All which premises etc., without etc.

Endorsed: 26.5 Te[mpore] Spencer M[aioris] Im[portatur] in Cur[iam] his per J Hamond

78. [B.73] 9 March 1528.

Parish of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate. Variance between the parson and churchwardens of the parish church of St. Michael in Cornhill, pls., and Robert Clerke, baker, del, concerning a ditch. The viewers say that the ditch is 41 ft. in length from the N side of the ground of pls. stretching southward all the length of the ground to a post belonging to the prior of St. Mary Spital and stretching 22 ft. more S against the W end of the prior's garden ground now in the tenure of John Newton, poulterer (pulter). Def. has filled the ditch with earth and wood and stopped the water course and the way of all water running from the tenement of pls. called 'the Half-mone' and diverse other tenements there; the water course has been had and used there since time out of mind. The viewers say that def. ought of right to cleanse and [re-]make the ditch he stopped up so that pls. and others may have their water pass that way as they had before (aforetyme). And pls. and all others having any gutter into the ditch ought to make a grate at their gutters' ends to keep out all things as would fill up and stop the ditch. Over that, the viewers say that the residue of the ditch ought to be made clean by all such persons as have any garden ground there lying, every man his own ground. All which premises etc., without etc.

Endorsed: Im[portatur] in Cur[iam] 19.5 die Maii a[nno] xx [Henrici] VIII per Ru . . . Spenfold . . . Cur[ia] non vult recipere . . . ad dict[um] Spenfold per man[u] eius etc . . . Et postea xxiiiito die November a[nn]o R[egni] R[egis] Henr[ici] VIII xx Import[atur] in Cur[iam] per Joh[ann]em Hammond un[um] clericorum vic[ecomiti] London in nominibus infrascript[orum] vis[uum] voc[atorum] viewers etc.

Subscribed: Certificat[ur] Cur[iae] 24 No[vembris] a[nno] R[egni] R[egis] Henr[ici] VIII xxmo prout [postquam] in dorso etc. Paver. Et sol[utum] feod[um] . . . pro co[mmun]i cl[eric]o.

79. [B.74] 16 June 1528.

Parish of St. Dunstan in the West. Variance between the master and wardens of the brotherhood of Our Lady and St. Dunstan, pls., and the dean and chapter of St. Stephen's at Westminster, defs., concerning certain ground to be newly built on. The viewers say that the whole breadth of the ground of pls., where the houses and old buildings [have been taken] down, on the street side contains 61 ft. E to W with the little ground that the cook there, tenant to defs., has lately occupied, which is parcel of the whole and is 2 ft. 7 in. in breadth and 15 ft. in length from the street stretching northward. The viewers say that the ovens there of the cook ought to be withdrawn 2 ft. 7 in. eastward by defs. and all the ground, line right and plumb, belongs to pls. Without etc.

Endorsed: Import[atur] in Cur[iam] 21.8 te[mpore] Spencer Maioris

80. [B.75] 20 November 1528.

Parish of St. Michael at Queenhithe. Variance between the parson and churchwardens of the parish church of St. James at Garlickhithe, pls., and Thomas Grey, ironmonger, def., concerning certain buildings and housing. The viewers find a house belonging to the church of St. James which sometime was a brewhouse and which contains 56 ft. 3 in. in length at the S side from the SW corner post stretching eastward to the SE corner post and 17 ft. 11 in. in breadth from the same SE corner post northward to a stone wall which is the partition between the house and shops there by the street. From the SW corner post northward 32 ft. 5 in. to a NW corner post of the house and from the same NW corner post eastward 30 ft. 10 in. by the king's highway of Thames Street to the E side of the entry into the said house, the viewers say that all the house and ground with all manner of housing built thereupon belongs to pls. by all the length and breadth thereof, line right and plumb. Without etc.

Endorsed: Te[mpore] Rudston M[aioris] 24.1 Import[atur] in Cur[iam] per Ham[mond] un[um] clericorum vic[ecomiti] London in no[min]ibus infrascript[orum] vis[uum] voc[atorum] viewers

81. [B.76] 2 January 1529.

Parish of Aldermanbury. Variance between the prior of Elsing Spital in London, pl., and the parson and churchwardens of St. Alban in Wood Street, defs., concerning buildings and housing. The viewers say that pl. ought to have a stone wall on the S side of his ground adjoining the garden of a great tenement belonging to defs. and now in tenure of Henry White, gentleman. The wall contains 46 ft. in length from the E side of a new stone and brick wall lately made there by defs. stretching eastward against the said garden; it is 20 in. in thickness. On the wall at its W end there is a chimney which ought of right to be withdrawn and taken away all its breadth and thickness. Also, the viewers say, defs. ought of right to bear the water of all their houses adjoining pl.'s ground, with fillet gutters, according to the custom of the city. Furthermore, there is a corner of a stone wall of defs. standing in the SW corner of pl. 's ground; it is 2 ft. in breadth and stands 4 in. on pl.'s ground and it ought to be withdrawn 4 in. All which premises etc. Without etc.

Endorsed: 14.3 Te[mpore] Rudston Mayoris Import[atur] in Cur[iam] [per] Thome Newell un[um] de viewers de Civ[itatis].

Paver.

Subscribed: Certificat[ur] in dorso

82. [B.77] 20 January 1529.

[No parish given] Variance between the prior and convent of the monastery of Ely, pls., and Henry Mathison, poulterer, concerning the side of a house in Gracechurch Street which Robert Wright, poulterer, holds of the prior and convent. The viewers say that the house is 18 ft. 4½ in. in length at the N side from the NW corner post of a house there belonging to the Charterhouse stretching westward to the NE corner post of the house of Agnes Goldesburgh, widow, where def. dwells. From the same N side [the house extends] 10 ft. 4 in. southward to an angle of a wall of timber and loam which wall stands 8 in. within pls.' grounds and ought to be withdrawn all its length by 8 in., line right and plumb without etc.

Endorsed: Im[portatur] in Cur[iam] [per Philipum] Cosyn un[um] viewer infrascript[um] xxiii [die] Januarii a[nno] R[egni] R[egis] Henr[ici] VIII xx

83. [B.78] (fn. 3) 24 February 1529.

Parish of St. Michael in Cornhill. Variance between the prior and convent of St. Mary Overy in Southwark in the county of Surrey, pls., and the parson and churchwardens of the parish church of St. Mary Woolnoth in Lombard Street and the parson and churchwardens of St. Mary Woolchurch, defs., concerning a certain old house and other buildings with a void ground. The viewers say that the house belonging to pls. contains 25 ft. 7 in. in breadth by the ground on the N side by the king's highway of Cornhill, between the tenement that William Game, draper, lately dwelt in on the E and a common alley leading from Cornhill into Lombard Street through the tavern called 'the Cardinalls Hatte' on the W. It contains 40 ft. 3 in. in length on the E from Cornhill stretching southward to a tenement of the said tavern belonging to the church of St. Mary Woolnoth, part of which tenement stands on the ground of pls. and which part is 17 ft. 11 in. in length from the NE corner post stretching westward to the NW corner post, and 5 ft. ½ in. in breadth at the E end and 4 ft. 1½ in. in breadth at the W end. It ought to be withdrawn line right and plumb. The ground of pls. is also 31 ft. 2 in. in length on the W from Cornhill stretching southward by the alley to a void ground enclosed with a pale, also belonging to pls. There the ground is 26 ft. 5 in. in breadth between Game's house on the E and the alley on the W. The viewers say that the alley ought to be 4 ft. 2 in. in wideness against the void ground and of the same breadth against Cornhill. The void ground and pale ought to be 11 ft. 6½ in. in length from its corner stretching southward by the alley and 8 ft. in breadth from the alley eastward. The tenement belonging to the tavern has there encroached and made less (mynyshed) 8½ in. and ought to be withdrawn by the parson and churchwardens of St. Mary Woolnoth, line right and plumb. Also, it shall be lawful to pls. to build their new house there on the said al[ley] . . . the same alley abutting to the tenement there belonging to the parson and churchwardens of Woolchurch, line right and plumb . . . jetty upward. All which premises etc. without etc.

Endorsed: viii die Martii a[nno] xx h[enrici] VIII Import[atur] in Cur[iam] per Joh[ann]em Hilmer mason un[um] de iiii viewers de Civ[itatis] Lond[on] etc.

84. [B.79] 16 April 1529.

Parish of St. Faith the Virgin. Variance between the prior and convent of the house or priory of St. Bartholomew in West Smithfield, and Christopher Barker, otherwise called Richmond Herald at Arms, concerning certain houses in Pater Noster Row. The view is by assent of both parties. The viewers find a little house closed in with a stone wall. It was once a withdraught to the place sometime belonging to Lord Lovell but now in the tenure of Christopher Richmond [sic]. The house is set on the N side of that place; it is 9 ft. in breadth at its E end without the great wall of the place and 15 ft. in length stretching westward from the NE corner of the little house to the NW quoin or corner. In the W end it is 5 ft. 11 in. in breadth from the NW quoin southward to a stone buttress standing at the back of a chimney. The buttress is 3 ft. 2 in. in thickness on the N side and 3 ft. 9 in. in breadth on the W side. The house, stone wall, and buttress belong wholly to the great place now in tenure of Richmond; and whereas the building and houses of the prior and convent in some places are set into the walls or overhang them or the buttress, they ought to be withdrawn line right and plumb from place to place. Each party ought to bear his own water from his own houses according to the custom of the city. All which premises etc., without etc.

Subscribed: Importat[ur] prout postquam in dorso . . . et sol[utum] feod[um] ii s. per M[agistrum] Richmond [infrascriptum]

85. [B.80] 10 May 1529.

To the Right honorable Lorde the Mayre of the Citie of London And his worshipfull Brethern Thaldermen of the same

Shewen unto your good lordshipp and maisterships the xth daye of Maye in the xxith yere of the Reigne of King Henry the VIIIth Thomas Smart, John Hilmar, Philip Cosyn and Thomas Newell, the iiii maisters of Fremasons and Carpenters, viewers indifferent sworne to the said Citie That where as they were late charged by your honorable commaundement to viewe and se a certain noysaunce of a bruehouse at the signe of the Smyte in the parish of [Saint] Leonard in Estchepe of London, now beyng in variance betwene Maister Richard Eden, Clerke, and John Hedge, Bruer, plaintyfes of the one partie, and Robert Revell, owner of the said bruehouse, and John Cokke, Tenant of the same, defendauntes of the other partie, whiche noysaunce the said iiii viewers by all their discrecions have viewed & seen and therupon they sey that for default & lack of a sufficient wall which shuld be made betwene the said bruehouse and the Ten[emen]t there belonging to the said M[aster] Eden wherin the said John Hedge dwelleth, the same Ten[emen]t is sore anoyed with the hete and smoke of the fyre & lycour of the said bruehouse Whiche is not oonly to the grete noyance and displeasure of the said Hedge and all his houshold but also to the grete hurt, ruyn and decaye of the same Ten[emen]t lyke to fall downe by reason of the same and also grete jeopardy and perill of fyre for lak of the said wall to defende the same, Whiche wall must be in lenght xxiiii fote of assise and in height equall with the height of the said bruehouse and the said viewers sayen that the same wall ought to be made of bryk or stone substancially for the suretie of the said fyre, at the costes and charges of the said Revell & Cokke or of one of them. Without ther can be any any [sic] other evidence shewed to the contrary.

Signed on recto, lower right corner: Paver

Endorsed: 24.7 te[mpore] . . . M[aioris] . . . Computer in le Puultry etc. . . . dict[?orum] viewers

Subscribed: sol[utum] feod[um] 2 s.

86. [B.81] 21 May 1529.

Parish of St. Thomas the Apostle. Variance between the master of the house of St. Thomas of Acres in London and Master Lye of Stockwell, gentleman, concerning certain grounds and buildings. The view is with assent of both parties. The viewers say that the ground of Master Lye extends from the NE corner post of his house southward 20 ft. 6 in. to a break; from there the ground stretches further southward 15 ft. 3 in. to another break and then further southward 13 ft. 3 in. to the SE corner post. All the length belongs to Master Lye, line right and plumb. Each party ought to bear the water of all their own houses. Without etc.

Endorsed: 25.7 te[mpore] Rudstone M[aioris]. Import[atur] per Thomam . . . per mandat[um] Hamond un[um] clerici comput[er] in le Poultry

Footnotes

1 This certificate is copied in Journal 12, f. 333v, and in Letter Book N, f. 284v.
2 Serjeant at mace in the Mayor's Court.
3 A portion of the certificate is missing; there is a section torn out of the middle.