A.D. 1245. Sheriffs.: Nicholas Bat, again,; Adam de Benetleye, Goldsmith,
But the said Nicholas being afterwards removed, John de Gyseorz
was appointed in his stead. But this John being made Mayor, Robert de
(fn. 1) Korenhelle was made Sheriff.
This year, Michael Tovy was elected Mayor, on the Feast of Symon
and Jude [28 October]; and because his lordship the King was at that time
in Wales, he was not immediately presented: but afterwards, on the
third day after the Feast of Saint Brice [13 November], he was presented
to his lordship the King at Wudestok, upon his arrival from Wales; though
the King declined to admit him in the absence of his brother, Earl Richard,
and named as a day for the citizens, the thirteenth day after the aforesaid
day, at (fn. 2) Wyndlesore.
Upon which day, the citizens and the before-named Michael came to
the place aforesaid, bringing with them their charters as to their liberties
and the Mayoralty; which being read before his lordship the King, the
King again named a day for the citizens at London, upon his arrival there.
And when he had come to London, upon the Vigil of Saint Lucy [13
December] he summoned all the Aldermen of the City to appear before
him on the morrow at Westminster. All of whom, Michael Tovy,
Nicholas Bat, Thomas de Dureme, Ralph Sperling, and John de Koudres
excepted, were sworn before his lordship the King, and examined as to the
election of Nicholas Bat; who said, that they opposed such election, upon
the day that it was made, because that no person ought to be Sheriff two
consecutive years, according to the Statute of the City and the oaths of
the Aldermen and principal men of the City, which they had made on
that occasion fifteen years before.
Wherefore, the said Nicholas was deposed from the Shrievalty on the
morrow of Saint Lucy, and his lordship the King appointed John de
Gyseorz in his stead. After this however, the said John was made
Mayor, on the second day before the Feast of Saint Hilary [13 January],
and on the same day was presented to the King at Westminster, and
admitted. For his lordship the King would not admit the said Michael
Tovy to the Mayoralty, by reason of the assent given by him as before
noticed; whereupon, he resigned the Mayoralty, and John de Gyseorz
was made Mayor. Afterwards, on the Feast of Saint Vincent [22
January] the citizens, because they had only one Sheriff, elected Robert
de Korenhell, and he remained Sheriff.