The Melters excluded from Chepe.
11 Edward I. A.D. 1283. Letter-Book A. fol. cxxxi. (Latin.)
On Friday next after the Feast of St. Dunstan [19 May], in the
11th year of the reign of King Edward, all the melters (fn. 1) received notice that they must remove all merchandizes touching
such their trade from out of their selds in Chepe, (fn. 2) before the Feast
of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist [24 June] next ensuing;
they being at liberty to provide themselves elsewhere, if they see fit.
Names of the candlemakers who hold selds in Chepe.—Roger
le Chaundeler holds three shops, his own tenements. The same
Roger and William de Manhale, executor of Warin de Mimmes,
hold two shops; namely, one of Roger the Chaplain, who says
Mass for the soul of Roger Beynim, and another shop of the
Prior of the Holy Trinity. Adam de Manhale holds two shops;
namely, one shop of the aforesaid Roger, and another of the said
Prior, Lucy de Manhale holds two shops. Richard de Lamhuthe holds one shop of John Partis. William de Manhale holds
one shop of Michael le Oynter. John de Chelse holds one shop
of the said Michael. Walter de Waldegrave holds one shop of the
said Prior of the Holy Trinity. Richard de Kent holds one shop
of the said Prior. Peter de Lamhethe holds one shop of the said
Prior. Stephen le Chaundeler holds two shops of the said Prior.
unctarii, renders of tallow and lard.
||Or "silds," seldas, extensive warehouses, open at the sides; and sometimes
containing shops within, besides room
for wholesale stowage. The Great Seld
of the Lady Roisia de Coventre was
situate in the "Mercery" of Chepe.
The "Spicery" of Chepe was another
locality. These "selds" probably resembled the Eastern Bazaars.