[f. 68v] In the parish of St. Michael Cornhill
344. [1217–2] Grant by Eustace prior and convent to John (de) Evere,
citizen, of all that Stephen de Giseborne held of the grantors; abutments,
the land of Peter de St. Paul, chaplain on the west and the land of Henry de
Cornhull on the east containing in width along the king's highway, 11½ ells
and at the lower end (in inferiore capite) 11 ells and in length it extends from
the king's highway on the south to the land of Margaret Sibelling on the
north, 21¼ ells; to hold in perpetuity; rent 3s. p.a.; chirograph; witnesses,
Walter Hervy, mayor, Richard Parys, John de Wodeleye, sheriffs, Walter
C.A.D., ii, A 2337.
345. [List of those paying rent]: John Evere; Roger de Evere; John Hauteyn
or Hakeneye, 1 and 19 Ed. II and I Ed. III; Henry Hardyngham, 6 Ed. III;
his widow, 30 and 48 Ed. III and 8 Ric. II; Roger Stokton throughout Hy.
IV and 6 Hy. V.
346. [1170–c. 1185] Grant by Stephen prior and convent to John son of
Serlo of land [f. 69] which Serlo himself held; rent 3s.; to hold in fee as long
as he pays the rent duly; gersuma 1s. 4d. for pittances; witnesses. Geoffrey
the alderman, Henry de Chesewyke, Fulk the Baker, Alfred the Baker,
William de Suthfolch, Ralph de Northfol, Nicholas the Bedell.
C.A.D., ii, A 1997.
347. [List of those paying rent]: John Serle; Simon Ni-(n)ler, the widow of
Ni-(n)ler; then the land was divided for Robert Hardel paid 1s. 6d. and
James Coteler 1s. 6d.; afterwards John Bacon paid the whole sum and
granted the tenement to Peter de Halstede paying 3s. as appears in their
charter enrolled 3 Ed. I and Peter de Halstede otherwise called de St. Paul
paid; the nuns of Halliwell; Hugh de Waltham, 1 Ed. II; Nicholas Pykott,
5 Ed. II and 1 Ed. III; John Pykott, 5 and 6 Ed. III; John Rokell, 30 Ed.
III; Thomas Pykott, 48 Ed. III and 8 Ric. II; Thomas atte Swanne, 18
Ric. II; widow of the same, 8 Hy. IV and these two tenements are situated one after another adjacent on the north side of the great street of
348. Note: that Richard Dokesworth granted two tenements adjacent to
Thomas Orpedman paying therefrom to Holy Trinity 6s. p.a. as appears by
their charter (fn. 1) of 15 Ed. I.
349. Memorandum: William de Belmonte gave to the prior and convent
15s. p.a. which John Blond, clerk, was accustomed to pay him from certain
land as appears by Charter Thirteen (fn. 2) of several parishes.
350. [List of those paying rent]: John Blond; Paulinus Mercer; Gilbert
Ferrinier; Ralph Lupus, 1 Ed. II; Walter Wolffe, 19 Ed. II and 1 Ed. III;
James Gorney otherwise called Scherman, 16 Ed. III [See also after 351] as
appears by the following plea.
351. Common plea held in the Husting, Mon. 4 Nov. 1342.
[f. 69v] James de Gourneye complained that on Mon. 1 May 1340 the prior
came to the pl.'s free tenement and took naam to the value of 40s. etc.
until by gage and pledge of William de Thorneye, one of the sheriffs, a date
was given etc.; the prior by his attorney Alan Gilyngham came and said the
taking of naam was lawful because Thomas Heroun, his predecessor, was
seised by the aforesaid James and John Leflyf as true tenants and because
the rent was 45s. in arrears on the day of taking the naam; the pl. said he
had nothing in the land except by the right of his wife Joan and he was not
able to answer for the said tenement (onerare vel exonerare); at a court held
Mon. 15 July 1342 the prior, James and Joan present, the pls., said they
did not hold of the prior and placed themselves on their country; jury
summoned; at a court held Mon. 21 Oct. 1342 the pls. essoined. The
prior was attached to reply to James le Shereman concerning the plea etc.;
on Mon. 15 July 1342 the prior came to his free tenement and took naam
that was valued at 30s. until by gage and pledge of John de Rokelee, one of
the sheriffs, a day was given etc.; the prior by his attorney Alan de Gillyngham came and said that it was lawful as the rent was 37s. 6d. in arrears [incomplete].
350 contd. Afterwards the land was divided for John Leflyf paid 3s. 4d. for
his part and James Gourneye, shereman, 11s. 8d. for the other part: 3s. 4d.
after John Leflye; Thomas Yrland, 35 Ed. III and 1 Ric. II; [f. 70] the
churchwardens of St. Michael Cornhull; 11s. 8d. after James Gourneye;
Geoffrey Stuuecle 48 Ed. III and 1 Ric. II which part was divided [See also
after 352] as appears by charter (fn. 3) enrolled 18 Oct. 1378.
352. Indenture made between Geoffrey Stu(u)ecle and William Wodehous,
citizen and skinner, witnesseth that, since William and Alice his wife have a
tenement and two shops with a solar built thereon by the enfeoffment of
Geoffrey and since Geoffrey has two shops and since Thomas Ireland,
citizen and skinner, has another tenement and one shop, all which lands and
tenements are liable to pay 15s. p.a. to Holy Trinity of quit rent of which
rent Thomas paid 3s. 4d. p.a. and the rest of the rent of 11s. 8d. p.a. is
divided between Geoffrey and William as they wish, Geoffrey and William
agree that the tenement, shops and solar of William and Alice shall be
charged with 3s. 4d. p.a. and the two shops of Geoffrey shall pay 8s. 4d.
p.a.; and if William and Alice, their heirs and assigns are asked for more
than 3s. 4d. they may distrain on the property of Geoffrey his heirs and
assigns and vice-versa; [f. 70v] sealed; dated 4 Aug. 1378.
350 contd. 8s. 4d.: Geoffrey Stu(u)ecle; 3s. 4d.: Thomas Irland; 3s. 4d.:
William Woudhous, 6 Ric. II: after Geoffrey Stu(u)ecle; his widow, 8 and
19 Ric. II; Richard Boteler, 1 Hy. IV: after William Wodhous; Thomas
Wodhous, 16 Ric. II and 4 Hy. IV: after Thomas Ireland; the churchwardens
of St. Michael Cornhull to the present day [1425–7] and these tenements are
situated one after the other adjacent to the west to the street of Cornhull
between the tenement once of Robert Burell now of John Weston [incomplete].
353. [1197–1221] Heading of a grant by Peter prior and convent to Matthew
the Baker of land at a rent of 4s. 2d. p.a.
354. [List of those paying rent]: Matthew the Baker; Stephen Bokerell who
granted the tenement to Thomas le Batur [See also after 355] as appears by
the following charter.
355.  Lease by Stephen Bukerell to Thomas le Batur of certain land
with houses built thereon containing in width along the street leading towards Cornhull from the corner of Bersker(u)ereslane up to the grantor's
land on the east, 10 ells 15 ins. and [f. 71] in length from this corner up to
the grantor's land on the south along the lane of Bersker(u)ereslane 17½
ells and in depth from the king's highway up to the half of the private room
(usque ad medietatem camere private) on the south 24¾ ells; the grantee to
hold all in wood and stone etc.; rent to Holy Trinity 4s. 2d. and to the
grantor and his heirs 23s. 10d. p.a.; chirograph sealed; witnesses, Ralph
Hardell, mayor, Stephen de Oystergate, Henry de Valen(ern) [sic], sheriffs,
Roger son of Roger, alderman, Thomas de Dunolm, Nicholas son of Joce.
354 contd. Thomas le Batur; John le Batur; Roger le Pessoner, 1 and 19
Ed. II and 1 Ed. III; his widow, 6 Ed. III; John Tripyl, 30 and 34 Ed. III
[See also after 356] as appears by the following plea.
356. Common plea held in the Husting, Mon. 23 Feb. 1360.
John Triple, citizen and fishmonger, complained that on Thurs. 29 Jan.
1360 the prior came to his tenement and took naam etc. to the value of
4s. 2d. etc. until by gage and pledge of Simon de Benyngtyon, sheriff, etc.; the
prior by his attorney Alan Horwode said naam just etc., the tenement
situated in the parish of St. Michael in the corner of Berche(u)erislane next
the church between the tenement of John [f. 71v] Bertelot, carpenter, on the
south and that of Andrew le Pyebakere on the east and the prior was
seised of the tenement and the tenant John de Triple was in arrears to 4s. 2d.
for one whole year before the taking of naam and John could not deny
this; the prior has the return of the naam which is not subject to replevin
and John de Triple in mercy.
354 contd. Simon de Sudbury, bishop of London, 48 Ed. III; the abbot of
Westminster, 8 Ric. II; the college of Sudbury, 1 and 5 Hy. IV.
357. Total of this parish 25s. 2d. and it is tithed at this in the king's exemplification.