Three Fifteenth-Century Chronicles with Historical Memoranda by John Stowe. Originally published by Camden Society, London, 1880.
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London from Edward I to Edward III (1272–1377)
Thes bethe the names of the meyres and shereffes in the regne of Kynge Edwarde the First.
|William Hervy, Meir||John Horne||A° primo.|
|Harry Walleys, Meir||Nicolas Wynchester||A° ije.|
|Gregory Rokysley, Meire||Lucas Madcourt||A° iije.|
This yere was a grete erthe quake.
|Gregory Rokysley, Meire||John Horne||A° iiije.|
|Robert Bras||A° ve.|
|John Adryan||A° vje.|
|Robert Basynge||A° vije.|
This yere the house of Frere Prechours was first founded at Castell Baynarde.
|Gregory Rokysley, Meire||Thomas Box||A° viije.|
|William Farendon||A° ixe.|
|Harry Walleys, Meire||William Meyre||A° xe.|
|Rauff Blunte||A° xje.|
This yere Newlyn Prince of Walis was take and beheded.
This yere the kynge ordeyned that all the Jewes that were dwellinge in this londe shulde be exiled for evir.
This yere the kynge toke the towne and castell off Berwyke, and ther were slayne many Scottes.
This yere the kynge did a grete batayll in Scotlonde.
This yere the lordis of Scotland were sworne liege men to the kynge of Engelonde.
This yere died the noble kynge, whos bonys ben buried at Westmester.
Thes bethe the names of the Meires and Shereffes of the Cite of London in the tyme of þe regne of Kynge Edwarde the Secunde.
This yere the kynge spowsed Isabell, the kynges doughter of Fraunce, and in the same tyme proffessioned the holy chanone of Brydlyngton.
|Thomas Romayne,Maire||William Basynge||A° ije|
|Nicolas Faryngdon, Meir||Roger palmer||A° iije.|
|Richard Bosham, Meire||Symond Cropp||A° iiije.|
|John Gysors, Meire||Symond Morwade||A° ve.|
This yere was Edward the kynges sonne borne at Wyndsore on Seint Bricys daye.
This yere the kynge went in to Scotland with a riall power.
|John Gysors, Meir||Stevyn Abyngdon||A° viije.|
|Stephen Abyngdon, Meire||Hamond Goodchepe||A° ix.|
This yere the towne and the castell of Berwyk was lost throwe treson of Peris of Spaldynge [ (fn. 1) whom the kyng had put there to kepe the towne with many burgesys of the same towne, where fore the chyldren that were put in hostage thorough the burgesys of Berwyke folowde the kynges marchalse many dayes fetterd in strong yrens. And after that cam two cardynals in to Englonde to make peace be twene Englond and Scotland. And as they went toward Durham to have consecrate one Master Lewys of Beamount Bysshop of Durham they were robbyd upon the more of Wynglesdome, of whiche robrye Syr Gylbert of Mytton was atteynt, take, drawne, hangyd, hys hed smyt of, and quarterde. And the same tyme be fel many myscheves in Englond, for the pore people dyed for hungre, and so faste that unethe men myght bury them. For a quarter of whete was then at xl s., and two yeare and di. whete was at x marke a quarter, in so moche that pore people stole chyrdern and ete them, and all so ete howndes, hors, and cattes.]
|John Wyngrave||William Palmer||A° xe.|
|John Pryour||A° xje.|
|John Pulteney||A° xije.|
This yere the kynge helde his Parlement at Yorke, and Sir Hugh Spencer sone was made chefe Chamburlayne of Inglonde.
This same yere was bothe Lord Spencer and his sonne exiled oute of Ingelond, and, sone after, the kynge commaunded ayene to the Lordis governaunce.
This yere were the fyrst nobles, di. nobles, and farthynges of gold made, for a fore this tyme there was no mony but sterlyng.
This yere the kynge was deposed and Edward his sonne made kynge.
The names of the Meire and Shereffes of London in þe yere of the regne of Kynge Edwarde the iije.
This yere the kynge spoused the Erlis doughter off Henawde. And in the same yere the kynges fader was morthered at the castell of Berkele.
|Hamond Chikwell, Meire||Richard Deterynge||A° ije.|
|Richard Deterynge||A° iije|
|John Grantham, Maire||Symond Fraunces||A° iiije.|
This yere was Roger Mortymer honged for holding of the Quene.
|Symond Swanlond,Mayre||Richard Later||A° ve|
|John Powntney, Maire||Robert off Ely||A° vje.|
|John of Mokkyng||A° vije.|
This yere was Berwik yolden to oure kynge.
This yere was the bataylle of Slews in Flawndres.
|John of Oxynford, Maire||Adam Lucas||A° xvje.|
|Richard of Berwyk||A° xvije.|
|Symond Frawnces, Maire||John Lovekyn||A° xviije.|
|Richard of Kyllyngbury|
In this yere was an erthge quake.
This yere began the knyghtys of the Garter a yene.
This yere was the kynge of Scotlonde take the broȝte in to Ingelonde.
This yere was the Batayll of Cressy and the Sege of Caleys, be gonne 1346.
This yere was Calys wonne and yelde to Kynge Edwarde.
This yere was the fyrst Pestelence.
|Harry Loffkyn, Meire||Harry Pykard||A° xxiiije.|
|John Turke, Maire||Adam Bury||A° xxve.|
|Rauffe of Lynee|
This yere was the grete Pestelence.
|Richard Beslyngbury, Maire||John Nott||A° xxvje.|
|William of Worseter|
|Andrewe Aubry,Maire||John Wroth||A° xxvije.|
|Adam Fraunces,Maire||John Peche||A° xxviije. (fn. 3)|
|John of Stody|
William of Welde
|Thomas Legge, Mair||William of Tudham||A° xxxe.|
|Richard of Smolt|
|Symond Fraunces, Mayre||Watyr Frost||A° xxxje.|
|Thomas of Lardon|
This yere the kynge of Fraunce was brought on to Ingelonde prisoner, the whiche Prince Edwarde toke in þe felde at the Batayle of Peyters. And the Crow[n]e off Scotlond yelden to oure kynge.
This yere was the threde Pestelence.
|John Wrothe, Maire||John Denys||A° xxxvje.|
|John Peche, Maire||William Holbeche||A° xxxvije.|
|Jamys of Tame|
This yere was a grete wynde on Seint Mawres daye.
This yere was the fourthe Pestilence, and in the monthe of Marche apperid. (fn. 4)
This yere went Sir Robert Knollis in to Fraunce with a grete power.
This yere was called the grete dere yere, and that same yere was a quarter of whete at iiij nobles.
|John Bernys, Maire||William Walworthe||A° xlvje.|
|John Pyell, Maire||John Philpott||A° xlvije.|
|John Bernys, Maire||Robert IIattfeld||A° xlviije.|
This yere was John Norword, mercer, slayne att the Blacke hethe at a wrestelynge.
|Adam of Bury, Maire||John Aubrye||A° xlixe.|
|William Walwothe,Maire||Richard Lyons||A° l.|
|John Warde, Maire||John Hadley||A° lj.|
This yere was the wode Satyrdaye for the Duke of Lancaster at Sir Johnis Inne of Prys; the same yere was the v pestelence. This yere dyed Prince Edwarde, and lithe at Caunterburye.
This yere was Adam Stable deposid of his meyralte by John Duke of Lancaster on Palme Sondaye eve, that is to sey the xij day of Aprile. And in his stede was made Nicholas Bremble. And on the same day was John Mynsterworthe handgged and heded. And on Seint albones even dyed Kynge Edwarde [the thirde], (fn. 5) and is enterred at Westmester.