Flyleaf, folios 1* - 9*b

Pages 1-8

Calendar of Letter-Books of the City of London: E, 1314-1337. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1903.

This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.


In this section

Flyleaf, folios 1* - 9*b



Robert Wardeboys, "fourbour," has a day until Saturday against Ralph "Borward." Pledges of the said Robert, viz., ...... le Fourbour, his kinsman, and Richard le Latoner.

Richard le Latoner, William le Fourbour, Henry de Ware, and William le Fourbour [sic] are not to be on the inquest between Ralph "Borgward" and Robert Wardeboys, because they favour (fovent) the said Robert and came with him to the Guildhall, &c.

"Memorandum that this Boke of E was lost and was lackyng of a long seasoun untill the viij th day of July in the xxxij th yere of the reign of Kyng Henry the viij th that Robert Broke co'en seriaunte espied out the seid Boke and caused it to be redemyd unto the Chambre of London, etc., die et anno predictis."

Pledges of William Pikerel, viz., Ralph de Blithe, Robert de Bristowe, Richard de Shordiche, Walter le Keu, lorymer.

At the Common Pleas held on Monday the morrow of Holy Trinity [8 June], anno 27 Edward I. [A.D. 1299], Henry le Waleys gave to the Confraternity of the Pui (de Podio (fn. 1) ) 5 marks annual quitrent charged on all his tenements in London for the maintenance of a chaplain to celebrate divine service in the new chapel at the Guildhall, London. (fn. 2)

Folio. 1*.

Be it remembered that of the 1,000 marks collected from the Commonalty and received by the hands of Richard Lacer and Simon Fraunceys the said Simon received £674 and 17 pence. Whereof he paid (as appears by his account) for armed men £664 7s. 8d.; also to Reginald atte More in part payment of a present sent to the Earl of Chester and other children of the King at Christmas, the same year, £7. Still owes 53s. 9d.

The aforesaid Richard received £10 14s. 4d. Whereof he paid to Reginald atte More £7. Also he received of the increase of the said 1,000 marks, £125; also of John de Pulteneye for Richard Chiviot and Matilda de Caxtone, 100s.; and of the same the sum of £13 6s. 8d., which the said John gave to the Commonalty in aid of the Ward of Candelwykestrete.

[Other accounts follow, particulars of which are printed in Riley's 'Memorials,' pp. 189, 190.]

Folio. 2*.

Proclamation for keeping the peace made Wednesday after the Feast of St. Lucia the Virgin [13 Dec.], 8 Edward III. [A.D. 1334], the King being at the time engaged in war with Scotland. (fn. 3)

Folio. 2*b-3*b.

Proceedings touching the raising of the sum of 1,200 marks- viz., 1,000 marks for the pay of the men, and 200 marks for Edmund Flambard, their leader-for furnishing 100 horsemen, and the same number of foot soldiers for Scotland, anno 8 Edward III. [A.D. 1334]. (fn. 4)

The names of the horsemen and foot soldiers, together with the names of their sureties:-

Horsemen : Edmund Flambard, the leader, Gilbert de Carletone, John Apspelond, John Martyn, Nicholas de Lynham, John de Lewes, Simon de Kele, John Peverel, William de Redbourne, Simon le Barber, John de Leukenore, Philip de Somersete, John de Wycombe, John de Wynchester, Alexander de Oundele, Geoffrey de Notyngham, John de Pollokeshull, John le Kyng, armourer, Walter de Maldone, William de Mundene, William de Herengeye, William de la Marche, Thomas de Kirklond, Nicholas de Goldington, Gilbert de Canterbury, William Stille, armourer, William de Potone, Geoffrey le Barber, Richard de Morle, John de Louthe, John Aleyn, Edmund Brutyn, John de Waltham, Thomas de Anesty, Robert de Anesty, William Watershep, Richard de Claveringe, John Amys, Walter Russel, John Rollond, John de Boseworth, junior, John de Boseworth, senior, Walter Berthelmeu, John Janyn, Nicholas de Spaldinge, John de Leche, Robert de Blithe, William Credel, Thomas Hereberd, William Hereberd, John de Conyngtone, Simon Feverel, John de Marleberwe, William de Hagham, William de Hagham [sic], Walter de Alemayne, Richard atte Churche, Simon de Lambhuthe, Thomas de Lambhuthe, Hugh de Pavethorne, John de Showelle, Alexander le Barber, Thomas Thurstayn, John de Shrouesbury, Peter de Bixle, Thomas de Brayere, Gilbert de Alemayne, Simon de Stapelford, Richard Edrop, Thomas Squiller, John de Stafford, Roger de Tonge, Thomas de Overtone, John de Pokerige, Laurence de Coventre, Robert de Mersshlond, Robert de Bronham, Thomas de Doune, Roger Cobbe, Adam de Bures, Robert de Went, Benedict de Ellesmere, Roger Mery, John de Wynchelse, Robert de Kent, John de Dunstaple, John de Swaneshuthe, John de Tilneye, Thomas de Elynham, Ralph de Hert', Roger de Kyngestone, John de Tatlingburi, Richard Bataille, Nicholas Gelynge, John Free, John de Dovere, Thomas Warderope, David Broun, Richard Brutyn, William de Massingham, Peter Lambyn, Adam le Wayte.

Foot soldiers: William Broun, John de Hadham, John Scot, John "Go inthe Wynd," William de Cherteseye, John Fraunceys, Thomas Bachous, William Derby, John de Maundeville, John de Wygenhale, John de Canterbury, Pentecoste Russel, John de Bloxsham, John de Altone, Henry de Burtone, Henry de Notyngham, John Bukke, Edmund Newman, John Imme (?), John de Faveresham, John "of the Merssh," Henry Sampson, William de Hamptone, Simon atte Rothe, Robert de Berham, Thomas Cusyn, William Busshe, Robert le Warner, John de Tadelowe, John de Hemelhamstede, John de Welde, Robert de Aclom, William de Sherman, John le Ster, James de la Leghe, John Litelgrom, Ralph de Somersete, William de Brouneswold, John de Arderne, Richard Pestel, Walter Lefstan, Ralph de la Marche, John Saundre, Robert de Prestone, Walter de Verdoun, John Sharpe, Laurence Paynel, John de Lambhurst, William de Swaynford, John le Baillif, William de Wygemor, Walter de Wainford, William le Baker, Gilbert de Ware, Robert de Tuttebury, Thomas de Shaldeford, Thomas Dillinge, John Marchaunt, Walter de Clipstone, Simon de Canterbury, Peter Lovel, John de Guldeford, John Kele, William Wastel, Reginald de Neutone, Henry le Kew, William de Pikewell, Stephen le Perler, John le Squiller, John Faypew, John de Mallinge, John le Warner, Robert de Alretone, John de Salopia, Adam de Stratford, Geoffrey Lockeman, William de Snetesham, Robert de Lestre, Thomas de Bartone, Adam Broun de Hibernia, John Osbern, Laurence de Chingelford, John de Eynho, Ralph le Coureour, William de Thorpe, Alexander de Haddenham, John de Prestwold, William de Oundele, Walter le Kyng, William de Penerich, Stephen de Bileghe, Roger le Pinder, John Hachet, Reginald de Prestone, Henry de Burtone, John Whytheved, John Giboun, William de Pershore, Nicholas de Donstaple, Andrew de Croydon.

Pledges:-Edmund Flambard, Thomas de Gisors, Robert le Mareschal, goldsmith, Thomas Warner, John Perler, Simon Fraunceys, William de Pontefract, John Janyn, Hugh Danyel, Richard Chamberlayn, Thomas de Kestevene, John de Ileford, Robert de Bristoll, John Danyel, Henry Cheyner, Richard le Lacer, Thomas de Waledene, John de London, John de Bedeford, Elias de Thorp, John de Lynford, Gilbert le Palmere, Henry le Cheyner, Richard de Bernham, Hugh de Depedene, John Horn, Flemyng, John de Welhous, Bartholomew de Braye, Andrew de Secheford, Stephen Aleyn, Nicholas de Dunstaple, John de Wyrhale, Nicholas atte Forde, Richard de Dagenhale, John Hamond, Thomas de Gisors, Simon Larmourer, William de Cheyham, Richard Denys, Walter de Wy, William de Blithe, Robert de Bruges, Robert Flambard, John le Mareschal, Walter Turk, John de London, tanner, Henry de Tuttebury, Walter Harnays, Robert de Shordich, William Michel, Richard de Berkynge, Adam Pikeman, Walter le Cook, lorymer, Osbert de Braye, John de Rumberwe, Thomas Hautayn, John de Preston, John de Coloyne, William de Depham, John de Hastynge, Thomas Huberd, John de Canterbury, John de Pulteneye, Nicholas de Stratton, Thomas de Gloucestre, Bartholomew Dewmars, Walter Turke, John de Mockynge, John le Long, Ralph le Taillour.

Folio. 4*.

And be it known that all the persons whose names are before written were sworn to faithfully serve the King in Scotland for 40 days, &c., in manner prescribed. (fn. 5)

Letter from John de Pulteneye to John [Stratford], Archbishop of Canterbury, Richard [de Angarville, or Bury], Bishop of Durham, Chancellor of England, Henry [de Burghersh], Treasurer of England, William de Montacute, and Geoffrey Lescrope, touching a commission to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Sheriffs of London to send 200 "hobelours" (fn. 6) to Newcastle-onTyne by Trinity Sunday next for the King's service in Scotland, without any mention being made as to who were to bear the cost. He testifies to the good will of the City towards the King and its readiness to supply the men at its own cost for a term of 100 days, notwithstanding trade being so bad. Dated 18 May [A.D. 1335].

Wednesday the Feast of Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.], 9 Edward III. [A.D. 1334-5], Roger de Depham, Sheriff's Clerk, elected Common Clerk of the City loco Hugh de Waltham, deceased, in the presence of Reginald de Conduit, the Mayor, John de Pulteneye, Gregory de Norton, the Recorder, John de Prestone, John de Caustone, William de Caustone, John de Grantham, Richard de Hakeneye, John de Oxon', Anketin de Gisors, Aldermen, William Haunsard, Robert Swete, Adam Pykeman, William Box, Henry Wymond, William de Elsing, John de Tiffeld, and many other commoners [not named] assembled in the Guildhall; and he receives 100s. yearly for his fee and other fees which Hugh de Waltham received.

The same day Richard de Waltham, late clerk of the aforesaid Hugh, was elected and sworn Clerk of the Chamber of the City loco John de Illeford, receiving the same fees as his predecessor.

Folio. 4* b.

Tuesday before the Feast of Conversion of St. Paul [25 Jan.], 9 Edward III. [A.D. 1335-6], Master Bernard Sistre, Canon of the Church of St. Hillary, Poitou, delivers to the Mayor, Aldermen, Sheriffs, and Commonalty a Commendatory Bull of Pope Benedict [XI.], dated at Pont de Sorgue (apud Pontemsorgie), in the diocese of Avignon, the Ides of September [13 Sept.], the first year of his pontificate [A.D. 1334]; which Bull remains in the custody of Thomas de Maryns the Chamberlain.

The same day the above Master Bernard delivered to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty letters of protection of the King in his favour. Dated at Aukeland, 18 Dec., 9 Edward III. [A.D. 1335]. (fn. 7)

Folio. 5*.

Writ to the Mayor, Aldermen, Sheriffs, and Commonalty, authorizing them (if they so will) to empower their representatives, at the coming Parliament to be held at York on the morrow of the Ascension [25 May] next ensuing, to make an arrangement touching the payment of the tenth granted to the King by the cities and boroughs at the last Parliament held at Westminster for the defence of the kingdom against the Scots. Dated at Cowyk, (fn. 8) 11 May, 9 Edward III. [A.D. 1335]. (fn. 9)

The above writ was delivered to the Mayor and Aldermen by Richard de Pesehale, Wednesday the eve of the Ascension [25 May], 9 Edward III. [A.D. 1335].

Wednesday before the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.], 9 Edward III. [A.D. 1335], ordinance made by Reginald de Conduit, the Mayor, John de Grantham, John de Prestone, Gregory atte Shire, Henry Darcy, Richard le Lacer, Ralph de Uptone, Walter de Nordone, Richard de Berkyng, William de Caustone, John Hamond, John de Caustone, Andrew Aubrey, Richard de Hakenay, John de Oxon', Richard de Rothyng, and Henry de Seccheford, Aldermen, against fraudulent bakers who carry on their business secretly, hiding themselves like foxes (tanquam vulpes). (fn. 10)

[Folios. 5* b-9* blank.]

Folio. 9* b.

Thursday before the Feast of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.], 8 Edward II. [A.D. 1314], came John Musard, painter, before the Chamberlain, in the presence of J[ohn] de Gisors, William de Leire, and Simon Corp, Aldermen, and was questioned as to his having received Richard, son of Thomas le Normant, as his apprentice when he himself was not a freeman of the City (fn. 11) nor ought to enjoy the franchises of the same. The said John thereupon disclaimed any right to the said apprenticeship.

Andreas Broune pro mora.

Thursday the morrow of St. Nicholas [6 Dec.], 12 Edward II. [A.D. 1318], came Andrew "de" Brounne before Thomas Prentiz, the Chamberlain, and received a lease of the moor near Bisshopesgate for a term of one year, at a quarterly rent of 13s. 4d.

Friday the Feast of the Conception B. M. [8 Dec.], 12 Edward II. [A.D. 1318], Richard Box sworn Serjeant of the Chamber of the Guildhall before John de Wengrave, the Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, John de Gisorz, Robert de Keleseye, Henry Nazard, Simon de Abyndone, Hamo Godchep, Roger de Parys, Hamo de Chiggewelle, Elyas de Suffolk, Anketin de Gisorz, Simon de Paris, John de Lincoln, Simon Gut', (fn. 12) John de la Chambre, and Roger de Frowyk, Aldermen, and John Poyntel, Sheriff, &c. Henry Nazard and Simon de Abyndon mainpernors for the said Richard.

Tuesday after the Feast of St. Andrew, Ap. [30 Nov.], 12 Edward II. [A.D. 1318], grant to Philip le Turnour and Alice his wife by John de Wengrave, Mayor, Nicholas de Farndone, R[obert] de Keleseie, J[ohn] de Gisors, J[ohn] de Lincoln, S[imon] de Parys, Aldermen, and Thomas Prentiz, the Chamberlain, of a small house outside Alegate, together with 10 feet of land; to hold the same for their lives at an annual rent of 4s., and subject to the condition that they live in the house and keep the road under the gate clean, as tenants of the house had been accustomed to do in times past.


  • 1. So called from Le Puy, the ancient capital of Velay, in Auvergne, whence the Fraternity (or a branch of it) became transplanted to the City of London.
  • 2. 'Memorials,' p. 42. See also 'Cal. Letter-Book C,' p. 139, note, where "the Chapel of the Blessed Mary of the Pui" is stated to have been situate in the church or precinct of St. Martin le Grand. This passage, however, clearly points to its being identical with the Guildhall Chapel.
  • 3. See 'Memorials,' pp. 192, 193.
  • 4. Id., pp. 187-9.
  • 5. ' Memorials,' p. 189.
  • 6. A light-armed soldier who rode a horse called a "hobby."
  • 7. Set out, together with the above Papal Bull, in 'Collection Générale des Documents Français qui se trouvent en Angleterre' (Delpit), pp. 63, 64.
  • 8. West Riding, co. York.
  • 9. Printed in Rymer's 'Fodera,' vol. ii. pt. ii. p. 907.
  • 10. Printed in 'Liber Albus,' i. 361, 362.
  • 11. The following ordinance, apparently of the year 6 Edward II., is (amongst others) entered in LetterBook D (fo. clviii), whence it was probably transcribed into the City's 'Liber Custumarum' (fo. cciv), viz.: "Et qe nul desormes receyve apprentiz sil ne soit mesmes franke de la Citee." See 'Cal. Letter-Book D,' p. 298, Introd., p. ix; 'Liber Albus,' 1. 272.
  • 12. Probably a clerical error for Corp.