Three Fifteenth-Century Chronicles with Historical Memoranda by John Stowe. Originally published by Camden Society, London, 1880.
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London under Richard I and John (1189–1215)
The names of the Kepers and Baylyffes of the Cite of London in the tyme of Kynge Richarde the fyrst, the whiche was crowned iij daye of Septembre.
Henry Cornhill, Richard Remer, Baylyves A° primo.
The same day of the kynges coronacion all the Jewes that were fownde or myght be take were distroyed as well be nyght as by day.
John Herlyon, Roger Duke, Baylyves A° ij.
William Averyll, John Boknott, Bayllives A° iije
Nicholas Dukett, Peter Newlyn, Bailyves the iiijeyer.
Roger Dewke, Richard Aleyn, B. the v yere.
William FitzIsabell, William FitzArnulff, B. the vj.
The same yere the kynge comyng homard warde from Jerusalem was take wythe the Duke of Ostrych and was rawnsoned, and for to pay his rawnson euche other chalis throwe this londe was coyned in monye.
Robert Besaunt, Jokerell, Josue, Baylives the vij.
Gerrard Antilache, Robert Durant, B. the viij.
Roger Blont, Nicholas Dukett, B. the ixe.
Costotinus Arnulff, Robert Lovell, B. þe xe yere.
This yere dyed Kynge Richard, and lythe at Powntlarge.
The names of the Kepers and Baylyves in Kynge Johns tyme, the Assencion daye of our Lorde at Westmester.
Arnolde Arnulffsone, Richard Darthy, B. þe j yere.
This yere the kynge had of every plowelond in þis lond iij s.
Roger Dosett, Jamys Darthy, B. the ij yere.
This yere died Seint Hugh of Lyncolne.
Water FizAlis, Simond Alderman, B. the iij yere.
Norman Blonden, John Ely, B. the iiije
This yere Englond and Walys was enterdited, the whiche dured
Water Browne, William Chamburlayne, B. þe v yere.
Thomas Averyll, Hamonde Bronde, B. the vje.
This yere began the Order of Frere Prechurs.
John Waldgrave, Richard Wynchestre, B. the vije
John Holylonde, Edmond Gerrard, B. viije.
Roger Wychester, Edmond Hardell, B. ix.
This yere Henry the kynges sonne was borne, and the enterdityng sessed.
A° x° Regis Johannis, a° vero Domini 1210.
All presentes that was Kepers and Baylyves at that tyme were put downe, and chosyn Mayr and Shoreffes for the Cite of London.
Primus major, quia ante fuerunt ballivi.
This yere the chirche of Seint Mary Overes was fyrst fownded.
This yere the kynge wente in to Irelonde, and made the rebelles sogetis to hym.
This yere Sowthewerke, London, the Brygge, and the most part of the Cite of London, was brent.
This yere the stone brygge was fyrste be gon, and Castell Baynarde destroyed.
1214, iiiij. 1215, j° 1216.
|Roger Aleyn, Meir||Martyn FizAlis||the xve.|
|Serle Mercer, Meir||Salman Basynge||þe xvje.|
|William Hardell, Meir||John Traver||þe xvije.|
This yere, the morne after Seint Lukys day, dyed Kyng John, and is beryed at Wursceter.
The name of the Meyres and Shoreffes of London in the renge Henricus iijuo of Kyng Henry the iije, the whiche was crowned at Glowcester in thest (fn. 1) of Simond and Jude.
|Jacob Alderman, Meir||Benet Coventre||þe j.|
|Serle Mercer, Meir||Thomas Bokerell||A° ije|
|Serle Mercer, Meir||John Wayle||þ iije.|
This yere the kynge had of every plowe londe ij s. And the same yere Scint Thomas of Caunterbery was translatyd, 1 yere aftir that he was martred.
|Serle Mercer, Meyr||Richard Wymbyldey||A. iiije.|
|Richard Renger||A° ve.|
|Richard Rengee||A° vje.|
This yere the kynge was in purpose to caste downe the wallys of London.
|Serle Mercer, Meir||Richard Renger||the vije.|
|Richard Renger, Mair||William Joyner||the viije.|
This yere came Frere Mynours first in to Englonde.
|Richard Renger, Meyre||John Travers||þ ix.|
|Roger Duke||the xe.|
|Martyn Fiz William|
|Stephen Bokerell||the xj.|
This yere all the weerys that were in Temmes were distroyed by the kynges ordynaunce. And the same yere the kynge graunted to the Cite of London waren.
|Roger Duke, Meir||Stephen Bokerell||A° xije. (fn. 2)|
This yere the kynge grawnted that eche Shereffe of London sholde have ij Clerkis and ij Sergauntes and no moo. Also the kynge graunted to the Citezeynes of London that thei shulde have a Comyne Seale, þe whiche shulde be in kepynge of ij Aldermen and ij Com[en]ers of the seid Cite. And that the seid seale shuld not be denyed to any comener of the seide Cite whan hit is resonablye asked. And nothinge be taken for the seid seale, &c.
|Roger Duke, Maire||Water Wynchester||A° xiije|
|Andrew Bokerell, Mair||Richard Watyr||A. xiiij.|
This yere was ordeyned that from that day forwarde shold never after Shoreff of London be in Office lenger then one yere.
|And[r]ewe Bokerell, Meyre||Mighell of Seint Ellyns||A. xv.|
|Water of Denffeld|
|Andrewe Bokerell, Mair||Harry Edylmetory||A° xvje.|
|Symond Marye||A° xvije.|
|Rauff Ashewy||A° xviij.|
This yere was a grete wynde and an erthequake.
This yere the kynge spoused the eldest doughter of the Provynce (fn. 3) at Caunterburye.
|Andrew Bokerell, Mair||Harry Cobham||A° xx.|
|William Juyn, Mair||John Tolesan||A° xxj°.|
|Richard Date, Mair||John Wilhale||A° xxije.|
This yere Edward the kynges sonne was borne.
This yere Newlyn Prynce of Walys meved wer a gayne the kynge, and Gryffyn, Newlyns sonne, fell oute of the Toure of London and brake his neck.
This yere the Cite of Damaske was won with Cristen men.
This yere be gan Frere Austines fyrst in Engelonde.
|John Teson, Maire||William Durham||A° xxxvje.|
|Nicholas Bamme, Maire||John Norhampton||A° xxxvije.|
|Rauff Ardell, Maire||William Asshewey||A. xxxviij.|
This yere was Seint Peter of Melayne martered.
|Rauff Ardell, Maire||Stephen Oystergate||A° [xl]. (fn. 4)|
|Martyn Bockerll||A° xlje.|
|Richard Ewell||A° xlije.|
|Thomas FizRichard||A° xliije.|
|John Gesors, Maire||John Adryan||A° xliiije.|
This yere the kynge lete gader the scowtage, that is to sey of every knyghtes fee throw Englond xl s.
|William Riche, Meir||Adam Brownyng||A° xlve.|
|Rychard Pykard||A° xlvje.|
|Thomas Fiz Thomas, Maire||Phelip Walbroke||A° xlvj. (fn. 5)|
This yere was the bataylle of Lewys, and stella comata apered xv wekys.
This yere the kynge did translate Seint Edward in to a precious shryne, and in the same yere was the erþe quake.
A° Dol Ml.ij. c.iijxxix.
This yere the stepill of Bowchyrche fell downe and did myche harme
This yere died that noble kynge, whose bones ben buryed at Westmestre.