Parish Fraternity Register: Fraternity of the Holy Trinity and SS. Fabian and Sebastian (Parish of St. Botolph without Aldersgate). Originally published by London Record Society, London, 1982.
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Two tenements in Fenchurch Street (62–71)
62. [ff. 36–36b] (fn. 1) Will of Alan Birt or Brett, carpenter and citizen, relating to the reversion of all his property in the parish of All Hallows Fancherche. His body to be buried according to the provisions of a separate will relating to his moveable goods. He leaves lands, tenements, rents, reversions and services which he and his wife Sybil are to acquire from Thomas Blakenale, fishmonger, and William Scot, barber, citizens, to his wife for life. Either the reversions of the tenements are to be sold during her life time by the executors of the will, or the tenements are to be sold after her death by the executors of the executors. His wife to have the first £10 from the sale if she is living, 20 s. is left to the upkeep of the nave of All Hallows Fancherche and 10 marks to support a chaplain to celebrate in the church of St. Botolph without Aldrichgate for a year for the souls of the donor, his benefactors and all the faithful departed. The remaining money is to be divided into two parts, one half to provide dowries for poor girls in London and the other half to be distributed to charitable uses at the discretion of the executors. Executors, his wife and Thomas Blakenale. 28 June 1432. Proved and enrolled in the Husting, 18 Jan. 1434. (fn. 2)
63. [ff. 37–9] Will of Thomas Clerk, citizen and tailor. His body to be buried according to the provisions of a separate will relating to his moveable goods. He leaves to Thomas Bourghcher, rector of St. Botolph without Aldrichegate, and Thomas Smyth and Thomas Bernard, churchwardens, two tenements in the parish of the church formerly called All Hallows Fancherche but now called Blessed Mary Fancherche, in Langbourne Ward. They abutt tenements of William Warner of Kent on the east, of Thomas Chinnore on the west, Fancherchestrete on the south and the big garden of Thomas Chinnore on the north. Thomas Clerk, together with Robert Cawode, clerk of the Exchequer, William Lytton, chaplain, John Salter, Thomas Smyth and Thomas Bernard, brewers and citizens, was enfeoffed with these two tenements by Thomas Blakenale, citizen and fishmonger, executor of the will of Alan Birt, but the other feoffees have released their interest to Thomas Clerk. The tenements shall be held by the rector and wardens of St. Botolph in perpetuity on condition that each year on 13 July they shall sing a solemn placebo and dirige and on the morrow a solemn mass of requiem for Alan Birt and his wives, Joan, Isabel and Sybil, with bellringing and other obsequies used in the office of the dead according to the Sarum rite. There shall also be distributed annually on the anniversary 6s. 8d., namely 3s. 4d. to the rector and to the chaplains and clerks of St. Botolph concerned with the anniversary, and 3s. 4d. among the most needy poor of the parish, particularly the blind, lame and bed-ridden, at the discretion of the rector and wardens of St. Botolph. The remainder of the rent of the two tenements is to be used to assist the chaplain of the brothers and sisters of the fraternity of SS. Fabian and Sebastian in the church of St. Botolph to celebrate daily and in perpetuity for the souls of Alan Birt and his wives and the brothers and sisters of the fraternity. The chaplain shall also commend the souls of Alan Birt and his wives in his daily masses and prayers in perpetuity. If it should happen that the anniversary is postponed for more than a month beyond the date set down, or is negligently overlooked and not properly observed within the month, or if the profits of the two tenements are used in any other ways, or if it should happen that the chaplain of the fraternity should be dilatory and divine service is not celebrated for half a year without reasonable cause, then the two tenements are willed to John Wakeryng, master of the hospital of St. Bartholomew in Westsmythfelde and his brethren and successors in order that they should keep the anniversary of Alan Birt and his wives in the church of St. Botolph as set out above. Executors: John Salter, John Broun, John Joye, William Nasyng, Thomas Hale and Thomas Barry, citizens. 20 Oct. 1434. W.: Henry Suthwell, Richard Graunt, John Thomas and John Benet, citizens.
64. [ff. 39–39b] [temp. John] (fn. 3) Gift (dimisi concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi) by Geoffrey de Waltham to John Chalonario of land in the parish of All Hallows Fencherche, between land of Richard Cauel on the west and the highway, measuring in breadth at the front on the highway 17¾ ells according to the ell measure of King John, in the middle 175/8 ells and at the end of the courtyard 19¼ ells, and in length from the front up to the end of the courtyard 62¼ ells. Rent 20 s. Gersum 2 balances. (fn. 4) The property not to be alienated without consent of the donor or his heirs. If consent is given, 1 balance to be paid. W: William Panniero, Tony Chaloner, Walter de Eppinge, Nicholas Chaloner, Richard Chaloner, John Macero, Ralph le Brun, Gilbert his brother, William Chaloner, Henry fitz Fulcher, Nicholas kin of Matthew, Walter Chaloner, Henry Chaloner, Gilbert de solio, Cristian clerk.
65. [f. 40] [c. 1212–22] (fn. 5) Quitclaim (vendidi forisaffidavi quietum clamavi et presenti carta mea confirmavi) by John Chaloner to Adam Mercer of all his lands and tenements in the parish of All Hallows Fencherche between the lands of William Brun and John Lanarius, in consideration of 11½ marks and 2½ ells of green cloth to his wife Gunhild for a surcoat. W: Robert fitz Alice, alderman, (fn. 6) Hugh de Basing.
66. [ff. 40–41] [1271–72] (fn. 7) Gift by John, son of William Prest, to John de Dorkyngge, woolmonger and citizen, of land with the houses built on it in the parish of All Hallows Fancherche, lying between the tenement of Andrew de Balesham, leatherdresser, on the east, a tenement formerly sold to John de Dorkyngge by the donor on the west, the street on the south and the land of Simon Bhus on the north. He also grants a rent of 5 s. a year and quit rent from the said tenement of Andrew de Balesham. Rent, ½d. to the donor and 4 s. to the nuns of Keleburne. 5 marks gersum. W: Walter Haruy, mayor, John de Bodelee and Richard de Paris, sheriffs, Nicholas fitz Geoffrey de Winchester, alderman, William May, Maurice de Waltham, Simon Bhus, Walter le Chaloner, William his son, Walter de Kent, Hugh le Wolf, Michael le Poter, Andrew le Cordewaner, William de Enefeld, serjeant of the ward, John clerk.
67. [ff. 41–41b] Quitclaim by Astelnia Piplori, daughter of John Piplori, deceased, to William de Bydik and Alice his wife, daughter of Hamo Box, of the tenement that Hamo Box held of the demise of Gilbert le Wythe in the parish of All Hallows Fencherche. The tenement is between the tenement of Master John Bussh on the west and that formerly of Hamo Box on the east, and between the street on the south and the land of Master John Bussh on the north. W: John le Blund, mayor, Reginald de Thunderle and William Cosin, sheriffs, Hugh in the lane, William le Sauller, Robert de Stebbenhuth, William le Bert, Walter de Stebbenhuth, Ralph clerk. 7 March 1306.
68. [ff. 41b–42] Quitclaim by Ralph, apothecary, son of John called le Prest, to William de Biddik, citizen and pepperer, and Alice his wife, of five houses with shops and curtilages in the parish of All Hallows Fancherche, which formerly belonged to the donor's father. Four of the houses are between tenements formerly of Walter le Chaloner to the east and of Michael le Poter to the west, the fifth house being between the tenements formerly of Robert Godlok to the west and of Arnold Bogeis and Katherine his wife towards the east. W: Richer de Refham, mayor, Richard de Welleford and Simon de Moreworth, sheriffs, Walter de Rokesle, alderman, William de Wasingg, Walter de Stybenheth, William Penifader, Hugh de Stibenheth, Richard le Cu, Roger clerk. 20 Oct. 1311.
69. [ff. 42b–43] Gift (vendidisse concessisse et hoc presenti scripto meo confirmasse) by Thomas Essex, citizen and goldsmith and supervisor of the will of John Bydyk, citizen and goldsmith. By his will, enrolled in the Husting 24 Oct. 1384, (fn. 8) John Bydyk left all the tenements in All Hallows Fancherche that he had inherited from his mother Juliana to his wife Alice for life, with reversion to his son Thomas and his legitimate heirs and failing that to Agnes his daughter. If the heirs failed Thomas Essex was to sell the tenements on the death of Alice and distribute the proceeds in alms for the souls of John Bydyk and his parents, and of Hamo Box, as set out in the will. As both Thomas and Agnes Bydyk are dead, Thomas Essex gives the reversion of the tenements on the death of Alice Bydyk to John Lamberhithe and John Melbourne. Two of the tenements lie between the tenement formerly of Margery Kelseye on the east, that of John Fitz Simond, knight, on the west, the street on the south and the garden of John Fitz Simond on the north, and the third tenement lies between the tenements of Margery Kelseye on the east and of John Mallyng and Idonia his wife on the west, the street on the south and the garden of John Fitz Simond on the north. W: William Venour, mayor, John Walcote and John Loueye, sheriffs, John Bonauntre, John de Dyke, John Sotheray de Wynchestre, John Lee. 21 Dec. 1389.
70. [ff. 43–44] Gift (vendidisse dimisisse et hoc presenti scripto meo confirmasse) by Thomas Blakenhale, citizen and fishmonger, and executor of the will of Alan Birt, citizen and carpenter, with the consent of Sybil and William Birt, widow and son of Alan, to Thomas Clerk, citizen and tailor, Robert Cawode, clerk of the Exchequer, William Lytton, chaplain, John Salter, Thomas Smyth and Thomas Bernard, citizens and brewers, of the reversion of tenements of Alan Birt in the parish of St. Mary Fanchirche, on the death of Sybil. Alan Birt and Sybil had these tenements of Thomas Blakenhale and William Scot, barber, who obtained them from the aforesaid Alan, just as Alan Birt, John Iver and Richard Waltham had them of John Stokton of Erdeburgh in Leicestershire. John Stokton had them of Margaret Dounton, widow of Richard Pecok, citizen and armourer, who had them of John Lambehith, clerk, and John Melbourne, who obtained them from Thomas Essex, supervisor of the will of John Bidyk, citizen and goldsmith. W: John Brokle, mayor, Thomas Chalton and John Lynge, sheriffs, John Welles, alderman, Ralph Silkston, Ralph Spayne, John Bonauntre junior and Richard Broughton, citizens. 1 April 1434.
71. [ff. 44–45] Lease for 20 years by John Berom, master, and Thomas Wake and Roger Welles, wardens, of the fraternity of the Trinity in the parish of St. Botolph without Aldrychgate, to Thomas Baron, citizen and fruiterer, of a tenement with cottage attached in Fancherchestrete. Consideration 10 s. Alice Halstede, widow, inhabits the tenement and Richard Beaumond, citizen and pinner, inhabits the cottage. Annual rent 40 s. The master and wardens to be responsible for repairs. 14 March 1455.
Two tenements in the Barbican and two in Aldersgate Street (72–9)
72. [ff. 46–47b] Will of John Bradmore, citizen and surgeon. His body to be buried in St. Botolph without Aldrychgate with his two wives and his funeral arrangements to be carried out according to the wishes of his executors. He leaves 6s. 8d. to the high altar of the church of St. Botolph for tithes forgotten, 3s. 4d. to the fraternity of SS. Fabian and Sebastian in that church and to the fraternity of the Trinity there a cloth of silk called 'bawdekyn'. To John Longe his book called 'Philomena gratie'. (fn. 9) To Agnes his daughter a basin with ewer of new workmanship, six silver spoons, a silver vessel, one linen cloth (fn. 10) and a table cloth with towel. To Nicholas his brother a black paper book. To Joan his niece, daughter of Nicholas, a gold ring with unicorn's horn. To Alexander Boner a great dagger set with silver. To Philip Brychford a black book of surgery, and a sword. To Agnes his daughter for life one of the two tenements with garden adjoining in the Barbican in the parish of St. Botolph, with which he was enfeoffed by Thomas Exton, (fn. 11) William atte Gate, Roger Stoke and John Baldok, executors of the will of Roger Elys, citizen and wax chandler, being the tenement nearest that formerly of John Clophill. He leaves the other tenement to Katherine his wife. To his wife he leaves the tenement in which he lives in the parish of St. Botolph, which lies between the tenement of John Hertishorn on the north, the way leading to Houndysdych on the south and extending from Aldrychgatestrete on the west to Houndesdyche on the east. He acquired the tenement from John Colman, citizen and goldsmith, and Joan his wife, by a deed enrolled in the Husting on 16 Oct. 1391. (fn. 12) To his wife a tenement in the parish of St. Botolph acquired from John Hertishorne, senior, and lying between the tenement mentioned above in which John Bradmore lives on the south and a tenement of John Hertishorne, senior, on the north, and extending from Aldrichegatestrete on the west to Houndysdyche on the east as set out in a deed enrolled in the Husting on 30 Jan. 1408. (fn. 13) Katherine is to hold all these tenements for life and on her death they shall pass to the child she is carrying if it should live. If the child should die without legitimate heirs, then he leaves all the property bequeathed to Agnes and Katherine for their lives to John Michell, sergeant at arms of the king, and Alan Brette, citizen and carpenter, wardens of the fraternity of the Holy Trinity in St. Botolph, and to their successors, so that they may keep solemnly the anniversary of his death each year in St. Botolph and so that the chaplain of the fraternity may pray for his soul, and for the souls of his wives Margaret and Katherine, his father and mother, all his benefactors and the souls of the faithful departed. After payment of his debts he leaves the residue of his goods to his wife for her dowry. Executors: his wife and Ralph Ramsey, chaplain. 7 Jan. 1412.
73. [ff. 47b–48] Gift (fn. 14) (concessisse, vendidisse, dimisisse, feoffasse et hac presenti carta nostra confirmasse) by Thomas Exton, goldsmith, William atte Gate, hatter, Roger Stoke, waxchandler, and John Baldok, citizens, and feoffees and executors of Roger Elys, citizen and wax-chandler, to John Bradmore, citizen, and Margaret his wife. By a deed enrolled in the Husting on 18 May 1394 (fn. 15) Roger Elys enfeoffed John Lynton, clerk, Robert Bussheye, Thomas Exton, William atte Gate, Roger Stoke and John Baldok with two tenements in the Barbican, between the tenement of William Cressewyk on the east, the tenement and garden of William Clophull on the west and north and the Barbican on the south, together with nine shops with rooms above and a large garden adjoining, also in the Barbican, between the garden of Lord de Wiluby on the north and east, the garden of William Clophull on the south and the Barbican on the west. By his will, enrolled in the Husting on 22 Jan. 1397, (fn. 16) Roger Elys made these feoffees his executors in fee simple for the property with which they were enfeoffed, in order that they should sell it. John Lynton is dead, Robert Bussheye has quitclaimed his right and the remaining feoffees convey the property to John and Margaret Bradmore. W: Richard Whityngton, mayor, Thomas Wilford and William Parker, sheriffs, Andrew Neuport, alderman, William Clophull, John Canyng, Ralph Ramsey, John Bokkyng, William Pynchebek. 13 July 1397.
74. [ff. 48b–49] Gift by John Herteshorne, sergeant at arms of the king, and Agnes his wife, to John Bradmore, citizen and surgeon, of a garden enclosed by stone walls on the south and east beside Houndesdiche in the parish of St. Botolph without Aldrichesgate. It was parcel of that tenement with shops, solars and cellars which was acquired by the donor from William Mallyng, citizen and broderer, and Katherine his wife. The garden measures 64 feet in length from the tenement of John Bradmore on the west to the wall on the east, and in width at the western end from the wall on the south up to the garden of the donor's tenement and shops on the north 16 feet, and at the eastern end from the wall on the south to the donor's garden on the north 10 feet 11 inches. The two garden walls have not been included in this measurement and are 2 feet thick. W: Thomas Knolles, mayor, William Hyde and William Walderne, sheriffs, Drew Barentyn, alderman, William Clophull, William Pynchebek, John Bokkyng, Henry Edward, John Canyng. 21 Dec. 1399. Enrolled in the Husting 9 Feb. 1400. (fn. 17)
75. [ff. 49–50] Gift (divisimus, feoffavimus, liberavimus et hac presenti carta nostra confirmavimus) by Robert Cawode, clerk of the pipe of the exchequer, John Mordon, and John Salter, to John Joye, brewer, Thomas London and John Benet, tailors, and John Broun, cooper, all citizens, of tenements in Aldrychegatestrete, between the tenement of John Byrom, formerly of John Hertishorn, senior, sergeant at arms of the king, on the north, a common way next to Houndesdiche on the south and east, and Aldrychegatestrete on the west. They also give tenements in the Barbican, between the tenement of St. Bartholomew's Hospital on the east, a tenement and garden of John Clophill, formerly of William Clophill, on the west and north, and the Barbican on the south. W: John Olney, mayor, Robert Horn and Geoffrey Boleyn, sheriffs, John Sutton, alderman, John Willesdon, John Byrom, John Clophill, Richard Holmage, William Walton. 26 Jan. 1447.
76. [ff. 50–50b] Letters of attorney from Robert Cawode, John Mordon and John Salter, to John Gloucestre, to deliver seisin of the property conveyed in 75. 26 Jan. 1447.
77. [ff. 50b–51] Quitclaim by John Joye, Thomas London, John Benet and John Broun to Robert Cawode and John Morden, of the tenements in Aldrychegatestrete and the Barbican as set out in 75. 13 Nov. 1447.
78. [f. 51] To all trewe Cristen people to whome this present wrytyng triparite indented shall come seen or heren William Southcote, John Byrom, John Leycestre and John Willesdon' senden gretyng in Oure Lord God. [f. 51b] For asmoche as where Robert Cawode, John Mordon' and John Salter and also John Santon' submitted theyme the first day of Marche last passed for to stande vnto the awarde, ordnaunce and iugement of vs the forseid William Southcote, John Byrom', John Leycestre and John Wyllesden', arbitrours aswell on the partye of the seide Robert, John Mordon' and John Salter as on the partie of the seid John Santon' indefferently chosen, of and vpon the right title and possession of all the londes and tenementes which somtyme weren of John Bradmore surgeon in the parisshe of Seint Botulf wythout Aldrychegate of London. And also vpon all maner causes, accions, quereles, debates and demaundes bitwene the forseid Robert, John Mordon', John Salter and the seid John Santon' by fore the seid day in ony wyse hade mooued or hangyng, so that suche our awarde, ordenaunce and iugement weren made before the vij day of May thanne next suying. Wheruppon we the seid William Southcote, John Byrom', John Leycestre and John Willesdon', takyng vpon vs for to arbitre bytwene the seid parties of the premisses, and they and their euydences and eueryche of theim by vs duely and diligently examyned and herde, and by goode advyse and deliberacion in this partie hade, make our awarde, ordenaunce and iugement of all the premisses in the fourme folowyng, that is to sey, fyrst we awarde, ordeyne and iuge that the same John Santon' by his dede ensealed withynne vij dayes aftir that he by the seid Robert Cawode, John Mordon' and John Salter or ony of theyme or her assignes be required shall [f. 52] graunte, relese and quyteclayme vnto the forseide Robert Cawode, John Mordon' and John Salter, John Joye, Thomas London', John Benet and John Broun', or to suche persone or persones as they woll name, and to their heyrs and assignes, all the ryght, state, tytle and clayme that the seid John Santon' hath, or may haue in ony wyse, in all the forseid londes and tenementes wyth thappurtenaunces, or elles shall make a sufficiant estate to the seid Robert Cawode, John Mordon', John Salter, John Joye, Thomas London', John Benet and John Broun' of all his ryght title and possession that he hath in all the seid londes and tenementes with the appurtenaunces. To haue and holde to theym and to their heires for euermore by the seid vij day. And also that the foreseid John Santon' shall deliuere or do to be deliuered vnto the seid Robert, John Mordon' and John Salter, or to one of hem, by the seid vij day of May next comyng, all maner dedes and mynumentes touchyng or concernyng in ony wyse to the forseid londes and tenementes, and all manere acquitaunces, wytnessyng ony payment made of ony quite rent issuant oute of the seid londes and tenementis or of ony parcell of them by the dean and chapitre of the Cathedrall Chirche of Seynt Poule of London', or by ony of his predecessours which the same John Santon' or ony other man to his vse hath. Ferthermore we awarde, ordeyn and iuge that the forseid John Santon' be bounde vnto the seid Robert, John Mordon' and John Salter, atte suche tyme as he by theym or ony of theyme by requyred, in x mark sterlinges by iij sengle [f. 52b] seuerall obligacions, for to be paide to theime, or to one of theime, that is to seye in the fest of Pentecost next comyng v marke sterlinges, in the fest of Cristmas than next suyng xxxiij s. iiij d., and atte fest of Pentecost þan next suyng xxxiij s. iiij d., in full payement of all manere arrerages due by the seid John Santon' for the seid londes and tenementes afore the date of this our awarde, ordenaunce and iugement and that the seid x mark assone as the same Robert, John Mordon' and John Salter or one of hem haue resceyued hit be hoolly deliuered vnto the maister and wardeyns of the brethered of the Trynite in the seid chirch of Seynt Botulf in sustenyng of the same brethered. And after the seid dedes, releses, obligacions and mynumentes made sealed and deliuered in the fourme aboueseid we awarde, ordeyn and iuge that the forseid Robert Cawode, John Mordon', John Salter, John Joye, Thomas London', John Benet and John Broun', or suche of hem as haue the possession of the forseid londes and tenementes, by her dede shall graunte vnto the forseid John Santon' for terme of his lyf one of the same tenementes, in which tenemente the same John Santon' nowe dwelleth, in the parisshe aforseid, yeldyng therfore yerely to the forseid Robert, John Mordon', John Salter, John Joye, Thomas London', John Benet and John Broun', or to suche of hem as haue the possession therof, to their heires and assignes xx s. sterlinges atte festes of the Natiuite of Seynt John Baptist, Seint Michell tharchaungell, Cristemasse and Estern by even porcions, the first day of payment [f. 53] therof beginnyg atte fest of the Natiuite of Seint John Baptist next comynyg, and doyng and beryng all manere reparacions and other charges therto in ony wyse belongyng all his lyf duryng, wyth a clause of reentre in the same dede aswele for nonnpayment of the seid rent yerely as for nonnrepeiryng of the same tenement by a monethe. In wytnesse of which thyng to two parties of this our present wryting tripartite indented, that one remaynyng with the seid Robert, John Mordon' and John Salter and that other with the forseid John Santon' remaynyng, we the forseid William Southcote, John Byrom', John Leycestre and John Wyllesdon' haue sette our seals. And to the thirde partie of this seid writyng tripartite indented with vs remaynyng, aswele the seide Robert, John Mordon' and John Salter as the forseid John Santon' haue sette their seales. The date is the xxti day of the moneth of Aprill the xxvti yere of the reigne of Kyng Harry the sixt after the conquest of Inglond  (fn. 18).
79. [ff. 53–53b] Bond in £20 by William Holman of London, clerk, to Thomas Smyth and John Walpole, brewers, and Richard Emmesley, saddler, citizens, payable by Michaelmas next. Condition that the dean, Thomas Lyseux, and chapter of St. Paul's and William Holman, or either of them, shall submit to the arbitration of William Wangford and Richard Chok in a dispute with Henry Markham, master, Thomas Wak and Stephen Richard, wardens, the brothers and sisters of the fraternity of the Holy Trinity in the church of St. Botolph without Aldrichesgate, John Walpole, Richard Emmesley and Matthew Feld, concerning a rent of 18 s. which the dean and chapter claim from tenements in Aldrychegatestrete formerly of John Bradmore, provided that the arbitrators shall produce their judgement written and sealed by the feast of SS. Simon and Jude next [28 Oct.]. 12 July 1449.
Two tenements in Aldersgate Street near the Jews' Garden (80–95)
80. [ff. 55–56b] Will of Philip atte Vyne, capper and citizen. 4 Oct. 1396. His body to be buried near the south door of the church of St. Botolph without Aldrichesgate beside Agnes his former wife and his funeral expenses to be disposed by his executors. He leaves 20 s. to the high altar of St. Botolph's for tithes forgotten, 12 d. to the stipendiary chaplain celebrating in that church at the time of his burial, 8 d. to the master clerk and 4 d. to the under-clerk. To the stipendiary chaplain celebrating in the church on the day after his death 6d., to the master clerk 6 d. and to the under-clerk 4 d. To his wife Joan he leaves all his property in the parish of St. Botolph for life, namely: a brewhouse with three shops and with dwellings above, between tenements formerly of William de Ramsey on the north and lately of Richard Gillyng on the south, Aldrichesgatestrete on the east and a tenement of the prior and convent of St. Bartholomew on the west; 16 shops with dwellings above and gardens, together with a large garden adjoining on the north, all lying between a tenement formerly of Thomas Lyllyngston on the south, Aldrichesgatestrete on the west and Houndesdiche on the east. On Joan's death, the brewhouse, with three shops, the large garden and two of the 16 shops, namely those inhabited by the testator and by Richard Lincoln, hatter, and which lie between the tenement lately of John Appulton on the north and the testator's other 14 shops on the south, are remaindered to Margaret his daughter and her heirs, with successive remainder to the child his wife is carrying. Should the child also die without heirs the property is to be sold by the executors, or if they are dead, by the rector and four worthy men of the parish of St. Botolph. From the proceeds £20 shall be given to the fabric of the church of St. Botolph, £10 to the support of the chaplain of the fraternity of SS. Fabian and Sebastian at the discretion of the master of the fraternity, and £10 for the chaplain of the fraternity of the Holy Trinity, the rest to be spent on religious and charitable uses, saving 20 s. which the vendors are to have for their trouble. The remaining 14 shops are left to the unborn child and its heirs on Joan's death, with remainder to Margaret and her heirs. Should the heirs fail the shops are to be disposed of in the same way as the other property. Residue of his estate to his wife for her dower. Executors: his wife, Richard Gaynesburgh, John Helperby and Benedict Gerard, brewers and citizens, the latter three to have 10 s. each for their labour. Enrolled (fn. 19) in the Husting 19 March 1397.
81. [ff. 56b–57] Gift by William de Ludwyk, knight, to John de Thame, capper, of a tenement in the parish of St. Botolph without Aldrichesgate, between a garden called the Juwesgardyn on the east, the highway on the west, a tenement of Richard de Hakeney on the south, and a tenement formerly of Walter le Mazerer, son of John le Mazerer, on the north. W: Reginald atte Conduyt, mayor, Walter Turk and John de Hingeston, sheriffs, Henry de Settheford, alderman, Master William de Rameseye, Peter Hungry, Peter atte Corner, John Spray junior, Geoffrey de Heston, Walter Burdeyn, John Rameseye. 13 Feb. 1335.
82. [ff. 57–57b] Will of John de Thame, citizen and hatter. (fn. 20) His body to be buried in the churchyard of St. Botolph without Aldresgate, and his funeral expenses to be disposed by his executors. He leaves 6s. 8d. to the high altar of St. Botolph's for tithes forgotten, 12d. to the senior clerk, 6d. to the under-clerk and 20s. for the fabric of the church. £40 to be disbursed in alms to the needy, including hospital patients, lepers and prisoners in Newgate, and for masses for the souls of the testator, his former wife Crispina, their children and parents, and all the faithful departed. To his wife Joan for life the brewhouse in which he lives, with remainder to Henry his son and his heirs. To Margaret his daughter and her heirs the tenement he acquired from Sir William de Lothewyk in the parish of St. Botolph. If the heirs fail the tenements are to be sold and the proceeds devoted to charitable works. To his brother Robert de Thame his share of the tenement they acquired together from Simon Hervi, cook. To his brother William 40s. and his saddle and bridle. The money held by his brother Robert for merchandise to be divided between the testator's children. He leaves 6s. 8d. to Adam his brewer, 6s. 8d. to John his chaplain, 2s. to Thomas his brewer, 2s. to Agnes his servant and 6d. to each of his children. The residue of the estate to his wife and two children, who shall remain in their mother's care. Executors: his wife, and brothers Robert and William. Thursday after the feast of St. Augustine doctor 1349. (fn. 21) Enrolled in the Husting 15 June 1349. (fn. 22)
83. [f. 58] Enrolled in the Husting, 17 Oct. 1379. (fn. 23) Gift (fn. 24) (vendidisse, concessisse et hoc presenti scripto nostro confirmasse) by John de Thornton, citizen, and Joan his wife, widow and executrix of John de Thame, to Stephen Vant, bookbinder, John de Bokkyng, weaver, Philip atte Vyne, capper, Richard Lincolne, hatter, all citizens, of the tenement left by John de Thame to Margaret his daughter, who is deceased without heirs, according to the provisions of his will . W: John Philippot, mayor, John de Heylesdon and William Barett, sheriffs, Roger Elys, alderman. 1 Oct. 1379.
84. [58b–59] Two messuages in Aldrichegate Street. Letters patent (fn. 25) to John de Thornton and Philip atte Vyne granting licence to alienate in mortmain one tenement each in the parish of St. Botolph without Aldrichegate to Ralph de Kesteven, parson of St. Botolph, for expenses of the church. 100 s. paid to the hanaper. 26 Sept. 1392.
85. [f. 59] Confirmation (concesse concessisse et hac presenti carta mea pro me et heredibus meis imperpetuum confirmasse) by John Thornton, citizen, to Ralph de Kestevene, parson of St. Botolph without Aldrichegate, and his successors, of a messuage in that parish. W: William Clophill, John Lesenes, John Canynges, Ralph Ramesey, John Bokkyng, Thomas Lynne. 27 Sept. 1392.
86. [ff. 59–59b] Enrolled in the Husting, 5 Feb. 1397. (fn. 26) Gift by Philip atte Vyne, capper and citizen, to Ralph de Kesteven, parson of St. Botolph without Aldrichegate, of a messuage in that parish. W: William Clophill, John Lesenes, John Canynges, Ralph Ramsey, John Bokkyng, Thomas Lynne. 28 Sept. 1392.
87. [ff. 59b–60b] Indenture (fn. 27) of agreement following a judgement in Common Pleas, between William (fn. 28) the abbot, and the convent of Waleden, and Ralph Kesteven, parson of St. Botolph without Aldrichegate, touching a quit rent of 10 s. formerly paid to the convent from a tenement in the parish of St. Botolph, between a tenement of the abbey of Waleden on the north, and of John Wode on the south, Aldrichegatestrete on the west and the cemetery formerly called Jewesgardyn on the east, which was granted to Ralph Kesteven and his successors in mortmain. Ralph Kesteven has witheld the rent at the instance of some of his parishioners, wherefore the parties appeared before Robert Charleton, chief justice of common pleas. The abbot declared, in the presence of John Walcote, alderman, that the rent was the property of John le Mazelyner, (fn. 29) citizen and pepperer (poyuerer) and his ancestors from time immemorial. He granted it to James Botiller, citizen, from whom it descended to his daughter Isabel, who married Geoffrey Botiller. Their son John left the rent by will to John Walcote and other executors for sale, and it was sold to John Wellys and Eleanor his wife. After the death of John Wellys, Eleanor married William Bys; they granted the rent to Arnold Pynkney, Richard Titeshale, Thomas Walmesforth and John Chertesey, the last two named later surrendering their right. Arnold Pynkney and Richard Titeshale granted the rent by royal licence to John, (fn. 30) then abbot of Waleden and his successors. Because they cannot disprove this evidence, Ralph Kesteven and the parishioners have agreed to pay the rent, the abbot and convent to have the right of distraint if the rent is not fully paid. The abbot guarantees freedom of access to the tenement where it is built against the abbot's garden. Costs of repair of the earth wall standing on the ground of both parties and abutting the Jewes gardyn on the east to be shared equally. Indentures sealed by both parties, the seal of Ralph Kesteven being guaranteed by the mayoral seal of John Fressh. 20 Jan. 1394. (fn. 31)
88. [ff. 60b–61b] Grant by Ralph de Kesteven, parson of St. Botolph without Aldrichegate, to the churchwardens of St. Botolph in perpetuity, of the annual rent from the messuage given him by John Thornton , saving only reasonable expenses, for the maintenance of the fabric of the church. W: John Fressch, mayor, John Brampton and Thomas Knolles, sheriffs, Roger Elys, alderman, Andrew Neuport, esq., William Clophull, Thomas Willesdon, John Bradmore, John Canyngg, Philip atte Vyne, Ralph de Rames, John Bokkyng, Thomas de Lyne. 4 Sept. 1395.
89. [ff. 61b–62b] Indenture by Ralph de Kesteven assigning the annual rent from the messuage given him by Philip atte Vyne,  saving reasonable expenses, to the support of a suitable chaplain to say mass daily in perpetuity at the altar of SS. Fabian and Sebastian in the church of St. Botolph, for the benefit of the king in his lifetime and for his soul after his death, also for the souls of Queen Anne and Edward prince of Wales, the king's father, and for all brothers, sisters and benefactors of the chaplain living and dead, whose names shall be written in a tablet placed on the altar, and for all the faithful departed. W: John Fressh, mayor, John Brampton and Thomas Knollis, sheriffs, Roger Elys, alderman, Andrew Neuport, esq., William Clophull, Thomas Willesdon, John Canyngg, John Bradmore, Ralph Rames, John Bokkyngg. 4 Sept. 1395.
90. [ff. 62b–64] Indenture of lease for 60 years by Ralph Kesteven to Benedict Gerard and Juliana his wife of the tenement granted to him by Philip atte Vyne lying between the tenement of Walden Abbey on the north, that of John Wade on the south, the Jewys gardyn and a garden formerly of Philip atte Vyne on the east and the street on the west. Annual rent of 60 s. The lessees are responsible for repair and are to allow the parson of St. Botolph to inspect the premises annually. W: John Herteshorne, John Michell, William Clophull, John Bradmore, John Canyng, Richard Shrauelee, John Bokkyng, Richard Ganesburg, Thomas Osberne, Richard Fissher, Richard Lincolne, William Pynchebeke. 12 March 1398.
91. [ff. 64–65b] Indenture of assignment by John Helperby, citizen, and Richard Waltham, clerk, executors of the will of Benedict Gerard, citizen and brewer, to Richard Derham, parson of St. Botolph, Richard Gaynesburgh and John Bynle, masters or wardens of the fraternity of SS. Fabian and Sebastian and John Trigillowe and John More, churchwardens of St. Botolph, of the remainder of a lease for 60 years  of a messuage in Aldersgate originally granted to Benedict Gerard and Juliana his wife by the parson of St. Botolph. Benedict Gerard, by his will of 16 June 1405, left this remainder after the death of himself and his wife, to be used for the benefit of the chaplain of the fraternity of SS. Fabian and Sebastian, on condition that the master and wardens of the fraternity and the churchwardens of the church undertake to keep the obit of Benedict and Juliana for the remainder of the term and that Joan, their daughter and her son, William Roper, shall be allowed to remain in a shop with solar above that is part of the messuage throughout the term as long as they shall live, rent free. The executors order that any profits remaining after the fulfilment of the original terms of the grant  be used as follows: that the chaplain of the fraternity at his daily mass shall say a special collect for the souls of Benedict Gerard and his wife, and that the parson and wardens of St. Botolph shall keep the obit of Benedict and Juliana on 13 August with a sung Placebo and Dirige and on the following day a sung requiem for their souls. To ensure that these provisions are carried out the executors grant the parson and wardens and their successors all the brewing and other necessary vessels in the said house collected by Benedict Gerard, which are worth 40 marks. These were reserved to the executors in the will. If the conditions are not properly observed the executors have the right to distrain 10 s. annually on the property to keep the obit, with right of re-entry if the money cannot be obtained. 20 Nov. 1405.
92. [ff. 65b–66b] Indenture of lease (concessisse et hoc presenti scripto nostro indentato confirmasse) by Richard Derham, parson of St. Botolph, Richard Gaynesburgh and John Bynle, masters or wardens of the fraternity of SS. Fabian and Sebastian, and John Trigillowe and John More, churchwardens of St. Botolph, to Joan, daughter of Benedict Gerard, and William Roper, her son, for the remainder of a term of 60 years granted to Benedict Gerard on 12 Mar. 1398  or their lives, whichever is the shorter, of a shop with solar above, being part of a messuage in Aldersgate. Rent free. Recites will of Benedict Gerard [cf. 91]. 24 Nov. 1405.
93. [ff. 66b–67] Indenture of lease for lives by William Scotte, barber, and John Wodland, masters or wardens of the fraternity of SS. Fabian and Sebastian, and Elias Hougham and John Walcote, limner, churchwardens of St. Botolph, with the consent of the fraternity and parishioners, to Alan Brette and Joan his wife, of a tenement in the parish of St. Botolph in Fabyan and Bastyans Alley, between the tenement of Alan Brette on the east and that in which Joan Gerard lives on the west. The property measures 29 feet 11 inches on the north, 27 feet 8 inches on the south, 14 feet 10 inches on the east and 15 feet 4¾ inches on the west. Annual rent 7 s. W: Walter Bewe, Thomas Willesdon, John Mychell, John Herteshorne, Thomas Osbern, Richard Waltham, John Carswell. 31 August 1413.
94. [ff. 67–67b] Indenture of lease for 20 years by John Joye, master, and Richard Emmesley and John Walpole, wardens of the fraternity of the Holy Trinity in St. Botolph without Aldrichegate, with the consent of the fraternity, to John Troutebek, esq., chamberlain of Chester, of a tenement in Lambe Alley in the parish of St. Botolph, formerly held by Robert White. Annual rent 40 s. The lessee responsible for repairs and to allow the master and wardens of the fraternity to inspect the premises annually. The lessors responsible for the quit rent. Sealed with the common seal of the fraternity. Given in the church of St. Botolph without Aldrichegate, 12 Jan. 1448.
95. [f. 68] Indenture of lease for 99 years by Richard Cawdrey, rector of St. Botolph without Aldrichegate, and John Benet and Thomas London, churchwardens, to John Joye, master, and Richard Emmesley and John Walpole, wardens, and the fraternity of the Holy Trinity in St. Botolph, of tenements and lands in Lambaley in Aldrichegatestrete, between tenements of St. Alban's Abbey on the south and of Walden Abbey on the north, the Jewesgardyn on the east and Aldrichegatestrete on the west. On condition that the fraternity shall keep the obit of Benedict Gerard and Juliana his wife in the accustomed form each year, keep the premises in repair and pay all dues. Sealed with the common seals of the fraternity and of the rector and churchwardens. Given in the church of St. Botolph 1 Dec. 1447. (fn. 32)
The Saracen's Head, Aldersgate Street (96–101)
96. [ff. 70–70b] Indenture of lease for 20 years by Ralph Kesteven, rector of St. Botolph without Alderichegate, and Philip atte Vyne and William Clophull, churchwardens, to John Hertyshorn, citizen, of a tenement in the parish of St. Botolph formerly of John de Bathe, citizen and weaver, and formerly occupied by Lady de Berkele, situated between a tenement of the prior of Hounslowe on the north and a tenement held by John Lesyn for life on the south. Annual rent 10 marks. Lessee to undertake repairs. The lessee and his assigns to have an option on a further 20 years at the same rent, on giving one year's notice before the end of the term. Lessee also to enter into a bond in £10 to keep the terms of the lease. 22 Dec. 1390.
97. [f. 70b] Receipt from Cristina, widow of John Bathe, citizen, to John Love alias Bathe, executor of her husband's will, for her legacy of £200 paid in cash and wool, together with all the utensils from her husband's hall, chamber, buttery, pantry and kitchen, saving those of silver. 16 Sept. 1390.
98. [f. 71] (fn. 33) Quitclaim by John Bertelot and his wife Joan, sister and heir of John de Bathe, to Ralph de Kesteven, rector of St. Botolph without Aldrichegate and his two churchwardens, of tenements in the parish of St. Botolph which John de Bathe acquired from the executors of John Wendlyngburgh. 14 Oct. 1391. Enrolled in the Husting 14 Oct. 1392. (fn. 34)
99. [f. 71b] Indenture of lease for 99 years by Richard Cawdray, dean of St. Martin le Grand, owner (fn. 35) of the church of St. Botolph without Aldrychegate, and John Byrom and John Eyre, churchwardens, to Richard Emmesley, master, and John Cooke and Michael Festham, wardens of the fraternity of the Holy Trinity, SS. Fabian and Sebastian and St. Botolph in the church of St. Botolph, of a tenement called the Sarasynhede in Aldrychegatestrete, formerly the property of John Bathe, on condition that they use the profits thereof to fulfil the conditions of the will of John Bathe. Sealed with the common seals of the churchwardens and of the wardens of the guild. [1456.] (fn. 36)
100. [f. 72] Letters patent (fn. 37) granting licence to Thomas de Stanley, dean of St. Martin le Grand and parson of the church of St. Botolph without Aldrichegate, and to John Brademore and Richard Gaynesburgh, churchwardens, in consideration of £4 paid in the hanaper by Thomas de Stanley, to alienate a messuage without Aldrichegate formerly of John Bathe for a chaplain to say divine service daily for the souls of John Bathe, his parents, his wife Christina, his children and benefactors, and for all the faithful departed. 12 Oct. 1400.
101. [f. 72b] This bille endented made at London' the xij day of Aprill the iijde yere of Kyng Edward the iiijth  betwene William Kenyngthorp' mayster of þe fraternyte of þe Holy Trinite founded in þe chirche of Seynt Botolf withoute Alderichegate Hugh Warner and Thomas Wymark wardeyns of þe same fraternyte on þat one part and Richard Davy of London' bruer, fermour of a tenement called þe Sarsonshede in Alderichegatestrete aboueseide on þat oþer part. Witnessith þat þe seide maister and wardeyns hath delyuered to þe seide Richard to þe vse and behofe of þe seide fraternyte and to theym and þeire successours certayn brewyng vessells and oþer godys in maner and forme folowyng þat is to say:— First vij newe ferdekyns and v olde, iij doseyn newe kilderkyns and xij olde, ij olde barells, iiij newe kemelyns and xxviij olde newe reparelled, a newe wortetynde, a newe fonell, a newe welboket, a newe hose ouer þe mesheton, a newe ale colender, a newe malte shovell, a newe medelyng shovell, a newe tapstaffe, a newe basket for malt, a newe fyre hoke of iren, a new payre trayse for þe myll, a newe fan, a newe payre slynges, a horsemyll wyth þe apparaill, a grete lede and a lytell lede as þei stande in þe forneys with ij newe tabardys of lede betwene them weying iij quartre and xxij lb, a mesheton, a clensyng tonne, a yele tonne, iij waterfattes, a growtebeche, a coueryng to þe yeleton, a quarter mesure, iij rothers, a nale gyst, a dressyng borde in þe kechyn, a long cetyll chayre in þe hall, ij glase wyndowes in þe hall, ij segestoles, ij grete celours of estericheborde for beddys and iij stables new planked with okyn plankys with rakkys and maungers thereto longyng. Which vessells and godys aboueseide þe seide Richard shall leve at his departyng able and sufficient to þe seide maister and wardeyns and þeire successours in as gode condicion as he receyued hem except resonable weryng and occupacion of þe same in manere and forme aboueseide. In witnes whereof þe partyes aforeseide to this present writyng haue seuerally set to theire sealys.
Letters patent founding the fraternity
102. [f. 73–73b] (fn. 38) Letters patent (fn. 39) of Henry VI granting licence to Dame Joan Asteley, his nurse, Robert Cawode and Thomas Smythe, parishioners of St. Botolph without Aldrychegate, to found a fraternity or perpetual guild of a master, two wardens and brothers and sisters from the parish and without, in honour of the Holy Trinity and the Blessed Virgin Mary. The fraternity may increase its numbers as desirable, and on the feast of the Holy Trinity each year, and at any other time when it is necessary, they shall elect a master and two wardens to conduct the business and government of the guild. They shall be a corporation with a common seal and perpetual succession, able in law to acquire and hold property in perpetuity. The master and wardens to be known as the master and wardens of the fraternity or guild of the Holy Trinity in the church of St. Botolph without Aldrychegate London, this being the title under which the body shall plead and be impleaded in courts of law. A perpetual chantry of one chaplain is granted to the fraternity to celebrate at the altar on the south side of the church according to the ordinances of the said Joan, Robert and Thomas, for the good of the King and Queen Margaret in their life times and for their souls, the souls of their parents and ancestors, for all the brothers and sisters of the fraternity, living and dead, and for all the faithful departed. Licence is also granted to acquire property to the value of 10 marks in London held from the king in free burgage, for the maintenance of the chaplain and for other pious works according to the ordinance of the said Joan, Robert and Thomas. 20 marks paid to the hanaper. 9 July 1446.
103. [f. 74] This bille endented made þe xviij day of Juyn þe iijde yere of Kyng Edward þe iiijth  after þe conquest betwene Willyam Kenyngthorp', late maister of þe fraternyte of þe Holy Trinite, Hugh Warner and Thomas Wymark, late wardeyns of þe same fraternyte, and John Joye, now maister, Robert Walpole and Thomas Whyte, now wardeyns. Witnessith þat þe forseide now maister and wardeyns haue receyued by þe handys of þe forseide late maister and wardeyns þe godes folowyng. First a cofre paynted standyng in þe wall at þe westende of þe chirch with vij long torchys. Item a noþer cofre paynted ioyned þereto with iiij long tapers for obyttes of þe brethern and sustren. Item a long cofre standyng in Trinite chapell with iij lokkys and keyes, and a store box with iij diuerse lokkys and keyes rede paynted in þe same, and iiij short torchys. Item a noþer cofre in þe same chapell for short tapers with endys and broken wex in þe same. Item in þe rode loft a spruce chest with iij diuerse lokkes and keyes conteynyng iij bordeclothes of playne cloth, iij bordeclothes dyaper, ij towellys playn, ij towellys playn [sic], j towell dyaper, a short cloth dyaper, a sanap dyaper, a lytell pelowe of sylk, xij asshen cuppys with a couercle and x pewter pottes. Item a long table withoute trestellys and a long ioyned forme. Item in þe storehous a whelebarogh, ij hyrdellys, ij tyndys for water and a couletre, M (fn. 40) tyle, a mouth for an ovyn of frestone, iij busshell of plastre of parys. Item in tymbre punchons and oþer stuff a lode. Item viij plankys which were of þe stable of þe chief place in þe Lambealey and þe remenant þat is to say xv of þe seide plankys remayne in þe seide stable in þe tenure of Symkyn Frenssh'. Item remayneth in þe kepyng of þe seide Symkyn Frenssh' a rede latys which longyth to þe chambre above þe seler at þe ende of þe Lambealey. Item þere remayneth in Fancherchestrete [f. 74b] in þe kepyng of Kateryn Baron tenant of þe bretherhode for store left in her kepyng viijc tyle. Item a rentall roll in parchemyn of þe lyvelode. Item a rolle in parchemyn for gaderyng of quarterage of the namys of þe brethern and sustren. Item a missall (fn. 40) newe bounde with derys leder garnysshed wyth sylk, whereof þe second lefe begynneth 'Aspergitur aqua benedicta', with claspys and burdons of sylver weying iij vnces iij quarters and a half. A chalys of sylver and gylt, with a crucifix of Mary and John enamelyd and Seynt Fabyan and Sebastyan pounced in þe fote, with a pateyn to þe same of God and Oure Lady blessyng, weyng xxvj vnces. Item a nother chaleys of sylver and gylt with a crucifyx in þe fete and a pateyn to þe same with þe Trinite enamelyd, weyng xxv vnces. Item a crosse of sylver and gylt weyng xxxviij vnces. Item a comune seal of alkamyn. Item a rolle of velom couered with a goldeskyn contenyng diuerse pagentes paynted and lemenyd with gold, þat is to say of þe Holy Trinite, Seynt Fabyan and Seynt Sebastyan and Seynt Botulff, and þe last pagent of þe terement and generall obyte of þe breþern and sustern þat be passed to God, with certayne obseruances and prayers to stere þe peple to þe more deuocion toward þe seide breþerhede. Item a grete cofyn contenyng þe dedes and evidences of þe seide breþerhede. Item a noþer grete cofyn contenyng þe accomptes of þe breþerhede. Item a grete bundell contenyng olde accomptes, plees, copyes and oþer writynges fylaced to gedyr. Item (fn. 41) a blake registre boke with a kalander in þe which is writen þe dedes, testamentes, wylles, evidences and oþer writynges concernyng þe lyvelode of þe breþerhede and þere registred for þe wele and more surete of þe same. Item (fn. 42) a noþer boke which remembrith and reporteth shortely all þe seide dedes, testamentes, willes and evidences abouerehersid and where and in what lefe of þe seide blake registre boke þei be registered contenyng cxxx levys. Item a boke of velom of Seyntes Fabyan and Sebastyan contenyng certayne articles and writynges in þe same boke. Item a lytell box paynted rede to gader quarterage money. Item a keyband of derys leder wyth a keveryng of cheverell wyth purses thereuppon garnysshed, contenyng iij keyes made and ordeyned alwey to be in the kepyng of the maister for the tyme beyng accordyng to the statutes and ordenaunces [f. 75] thereof made, as it apperith in this blake boke the xxxj lefe. (fn. 43) Item ij other keybandys of derys leder garnysshed, contenyng diuerse keyes made in lyke wise to abide in the kepyng of the ij wardeyns. Item (fn. 44) a boke conteynyng a cxxx levys, that is to say xl of papir and xc of parchemyn, made by William Kenyngthorp late maister of this fraternite, for a speciall registre of thentent that all maner chartres, evidences, accomptes, munymentes and other writynges touchyng the bretherhede shall be enrolled in the seide registre boke, in case so fall that if eny of the premisses hereafter be lost or withdrawen, that than it may appere evidentely in writyng in the seide boke by mater of record for the more surete. In wytnes whereof aswell þe forseide late maister and wardeyns as the seide new maister and wardeyns for the tyme now beyng to these presentes endentures haue seuerally set theire seals. The day and yere aboueseide.
Rental [1458–63] (fn. 45)
104. [f. 76] A rentale conveyed and drawen oute by precedent accomptys and other writynges in forme folowyng.
|The rent in Fanchirche Strete sometyme of Aleyne Birt carpenter Alson Halstede wedowe by yere||xxx s.|
|Richard Pynner by yere||x s.|
Summa xl s. as it apperith by the accompt (fn. 46) of Thomas Wak' and Stevyn Richard sometyme wardeyns of the Trinite bretherhede that is to say in the xxviijti yere of Kyng Harry the sext [1449–50] and also other accomptes folowyng.
The rent lying afore the estende of the chirch sometyme of John Bradmore surgeon.
|Dame Margaret Arundell' by yere||xlvj s.||viij d.|
|Mathewe Felde by yere||xxx s.|
|Robert Elys by yere||xxiiij s.|
Summa v li. viij d. as it apperith in the accompt of the forseide Thomas Wak' and Stevyn Richard late wardeyns the seide xxviijti yere of Kyng Harry the sext [1449–50].
The rent in the Lambe Aley sometyme of Phelip atte Vyne capper.
John Troutebek' esquier for the chief tenement letyn to
hym to ferme by endenture for terme of xx yere the
seide John beryng all maner of reparacions duryng
the seide terme paying by yere
|Isabell Sturmyn' by yere||iiij s.|
|Symond Copersmyth' by yere||iiij s.|
|William Whitbarowe by yere||viij s.|
|John Brewer by yere||viij s.|
|Richard Estemore by yere||iij s.||iiij d.|
|John Hesyll' by yere||iiij s.|
|Robert (fn. 47) John' by yere||iij s.||iiij d.|
|Richard Barell' by yere||v s.|
|Richard Phelipp' by yere||x s.|
|John Corser||iiij s.|
|[f. 76b] Willyam Colman by yere||v s.|
|Richard with Mathewe Felde by yere||vj s.||viij d.|
|Perys Kyng by yere||x s.|
Summa of the forseide rent in Lambe Aley v li. xv s. iiij d. as it apperith in the forseide accompt of the forseide Thomas Wak' and Stevyn Richard late wardeyns.
The rent of the Sarsons Hede wyth iij finale tenantryes adioynant sometyme of John Bathe webbe.
Sir Rauff Kesteven' parson of the chirche of Seynt Botolff withoute Aldrichegate, Phelip atte Vyne and William Clophill' at that tyme beyng chirche wardeyns lete to ferme the forseide tenement with the appurtenances that is to say ij finale tenantryes adioynant on þe northside to þe yerely value of xvj s. þat is to say eyther of them for viij s. by yere, and the thridde tenantry adioynant on þe southside to þe value of x s. by yere to John Hertyshorn' citesyn of London' for terme of xx yere, paying for þe seide tenement wyth þe appurtenances x marcas
And þe seide John Hertishorn' bere all maner reparacions as it apperith by an endenture beryng date the xxij day of December the xiiij yere of Kyng Richard the second  and registred in the blake boke the lefe lxxx viij .
Summa vj li. xiij s. iiij d.
The rent in the Barbycan' sometyme of the forseide John Bradmore surgeon.
Summa lx s. as it apperith by thaccompt of John Byrom' than maister Thomas Wak and Roger Welles than wardeyns that is to say the xxxjti of Kyng Harry the sext [1452–3] and other accomptes folowyng.
[f. 77] The rentes in the Longelane sometyme of John Tregillyowe bruer. William Bowyer for the chief tenement called Arthurs
|Halle by yere||xl s.|
|John Slough' by yere||x s.|
|Emelyne by yere||x s.|
|Richard Blase by yere||x s.|
|Margarete Perys by yere||x s.|
|William Warter by yere||x s.|
Summa iiij li. x s. as it apperith by the accompt of the seide Thomas Wak' and Stevyn Richard wardeyns the forseide xxviijti yere of Kyng Harry the sext [1449–50].
The rent of the brewyng house called the Faucon' on the Hope sometyme of John Mason bruer.
Maister Richard Cawdray late person of the chirch of Seynt Botolff aforeseide, William Forster and John Browne than chirchewardeyns, Geffray Sprotburgh and Thomas Bere than maisters of the fraternite of the Holy Trinite haue letyn to ferme the forseide tenement and brewhouse to Robert Halle and John Walpole brewers for terme of iiij yere paying yerely viij marcas dj. as it apperith by an endenture beryng date the last day of Feuerer the xxjti yere of Kyng Harry the sext  registred in the blake boke the lefe cxiiij .
|Summa||v li.||xiij s.||iiij d.|
|Summa totalis of all the forseide rentys ioyned to gedir by yere||xxxij li.||xij s.||viiij d.|
Long Lane (105–13)
105. [f. 78] Gift by Thomas Dilkes, citizen and vintner (fn. 48) to Hugh Wolffe, knight, of a garden with houses built on it which he had from William de Walworth in le Longelane in the parish of St. Botolph without Aldrichesgate, between a garden belonging to the prior and convent of St. Bartholomew Westsmythefeld on the east, a garden formerly held from the same convent by John Oxenford, carpenter, on the west, the garden of John Maire on the north, and the lane on the south. W: Andrew Newport, John Bradmore, John Clophull, Thomas Smyth, and John David, citizens. 1 Dec. 1402.
106. [f. 78] Gift by Hugh Wolff, knight, to William Fachel and John Sandewell of a tenement with garden adjoining which he acquired from Thomas Dilkes, citizen and vintner, lying in le Longelane. W: Andrew Newport, John Wetyng, John Davy. 10 Feb. 1403.
107. (ff. 78–78b] Gift (dimisimus concessimus et hac presenti carta nostra confirmavimus) by William Vachell and John Sandewell to Hugh Wolf, knight, of a garden with houses built on it in le Longelane, between the garden of the prior and convent of St. Bartholomew on the east and a garden formerly held by John Oxenford carpenter on the west. W: John Wetyng, John Triglowe, Thomas Smyth. 22 March 1413.
108. [f. 78b] Gift by Hugh Wolf, knight, to John Triggelowe, citizen and brewer, and Joan his wife, Ralph Trevenek, clerk, and William Richard of a garden with houses built upon it, which he had from Thomas Dylkes, citizen and vintner. It lies in le Longelane between the garden of the prior and convent of St. Bartholomew on the east, a garden which John Oxenford formerly held from the same convent on the west, a garden formerly of John Maire on the north and the lane on the south. W: Master Richard Waltam, Thomas Wyllesden, John More, John Eston, Thomas Aleyn. 29 May 1414.
109. [ff. 78b–79] Quitclaim by William Vachell of Collee, (fn. 49) Berks., and John Sandwelle, son of Richard Sandwelle of Wycombe, Bucks., to John Triggelowe, Ralph Trevenek and William Richard of a messuage with garden and houses built on it in Longelane, between the garden of the prior and convent of St. Bartholomew on the east, a garden formerly held by John Oxenford from the same convent on the west, a garden formerly of John Maire on the north and the lane on the south. W: John Crowmer, mayor, John Nicol and Nicholas Wotton, sheriffs, Master Richard Waltam, Thomas Wyllesden, John More, John Eston, Thomas Aleyn. 30 May 1414.
110. [f. 79] Grant (dedisse et per presentes concessisse) by Ralph Tryneak, chaplain, to Robert Cawode, clerk of the Pipe, Thomas Smyth and John Joye, brewers, John Benet, tailor, and William Asplond, skinner, all citizens, of the charter by which he and others, now dead, stood seized of property in the parish of St. Botolph in Aldrichegatestrete. 11 Nov. 1439.
111. [f. 79] This endenture made betwene John atte Wode of London' brewer on þat one party and John Salter, Richard Emmesley and John Walpole on þat oþer partie. Witnessith þat þe forseide John atte Wode graunteth by þis endenture þat he and also Johane his wyfe and all þeire cofeffees in all þeire landes and tenementes with þappurtenauncez set in Longelane in þe parissh of Seint Botulfe with oute Aldrichegate of London' betwene þe tenementes of þe priour and couent of Seint Bartholmewes in Westsmythfeld' of London' on þe [f. 79b] est partie and þe tenementes of John Wyllesdon' on þe west partie and þe tenement called þe Bere late of Rauff Chaundeller on þe north partie and þe kynges highwey of Longelane aforeseide on þe south partie betwene þis and þe fest of Pentecost next comyng shall make or do make þe forseide John Salter, Richard and John Walpole or oþer by them to be named as sure in lawe of all þe forseide landes and tenementes with þappurtenauncez as by þe counsell of þe same John Salter, Richard Emmesley and John Walpole can be advised. To haue and to holde to þe seide John Salter, Richard and John Walpole or oþer by them to be named and to theire heires and assignez for euermore. Yeldyng þereof yerely to þe forseide John atte Wode and Johane his wyfe for terme of the lyfe of them and þe lenger of them levyng foure markes sterlinges atte festes of Seint Michell tharcangell, Cristemasse, Estern and Natiuite of Seint John Baptist by evyn porcions with a clause of distresse in þe seide landes and tenementes as ofte as þe forseide rent of foure markes or eny parcell thereof happeneth to be behynde vnpaide by a moneth after eny of þe festes of paymentes aforeseide. Ferthermore þe forseide John atte Wode betwene this and þe forseide fest of pentecost next comyng shall delyuere or do be lyvered vnto þe seide John Salter, Richard and John Walpole or to one of hem all maner dedes evidences and mynumentes touchyng or concernyng vnto þe seide landes and tenementes which þe seide John atte Wode and Johane his wyfe haven or eny oþer man to þe vse of them or of eyther of them hath. And þe forseide John Salter, Richard and John Walpole graunten by this endenture þat they or other þat so shall haue þe possession of þe seide landes and tenementes shall suffre þe forseide John atte Wode for to take leve receyve and haue of all maner tenauntez and fermours occupying þe seide landes and tenementes all þe rentes and fermes þat shall be due by them or eny of them for þe same landes and tenementes atte fest of þe Natiuite of Seint John Baptist next comyng. In witnes of which thyng þe forseide parties to these endentures chaungeably haue set theire seales. The second day of þe moneth of May the xxvti yere of þe regne of Kyng Harry þe sixt .
112. [ff. 80–80b] Indenture of gift (dimisimus feoffavimus liberavimus et hac presenti carta nostra indentata confirmavimus) by John atte Wode and Joan his wife, William More, smith, John Brown, cooper, John Joye, brewer, and John Legat of Piryton to Geoffrey Sprotbourgh, citizen and parchment maker, of tenements with adjacent gardens in Longlane in the parish of St. Botolph. They lie between the garden of the prior and convent of St. Bartholomew, which is held for a term of years by John and Joan atte Wode, on the east, a garden held of the same convent by John Willesdon on the west, a garden formerly of John Mair and afterwards of John Rauf, chandler, on the north, and the lane on the south. The donors were enfeoffed with these premises by the said Joan atte Wode, who was formerly the wife of John Triggelowe, citizen and brewer. Annual rent of 4 marks to John and Joan atte Wode for life. The donors have right of distraint if the rent is not paid. W: John Olney, mayor, Robert Horn and Geoffrey Boleyn, sheriffs, John Sutton, alderman, John Willesdon, John Byrom, William Walton, Richard Holmage, John Clophill, Robert Crooke and John Werk. 1 June 1447.
113. [ff. 81–81b] Will of John Tregillowe, citizen and brewer, 1 April 1428. His body to be buried before the altar of the fraternity of SS. Fabian and Sebastian in the church of St. Botolph without Aldrichegate. To the high altar of that church for tithes forgotten, 6s. 8d. To the fraternity of the Trinity there, 6s. 8d. To the fraternity of SS. Fabian and Sebastian 6s. 8d. To Joan his wife for life as long as she shall remain a widow all the property he holds in fee simple with other cofeoffees in the parish of St. Botolph. On her death or remarriage it shall pass to the fraternity of SS. Fabian and Sebastian to be used according to the wishes of his executors and cofeoffees. To Joan his wife the remainder of the term he has in the brewhouse called le Cok on the Hope, which he holds at farm from the prior and convent of St. Bartholomew, with the brewing vessels, as long as she remains a widow. If she remarries, the term and vessels to revert to St. Bartholomew, on condition that the convent shall find a chaplain to say mass within the priory throughout the said term for the soul of the testator, namely one mass each day after the first two masses celebrated there daily under the supervision of the masters and fraternity of SS. Fabian and Sebastian. If the convent fails to find a chaplain, the remainder of the term and the vessels shall pass to the fraternity of SS. Fabian and Sebastian. He leaves £20 for three chaplains to celebrate mass for his soul by turn in the church of St. Botolph, two for the first year after his death and the third for the following year. To Ralph Trineak 10 marks to pray for his soul and for his trouble with the will. 40 s. to the monks of the Charterhouse to pray for his soul. To each chaplain of St. Botolph 12 d., and 20 d. to the pair of clerks. For his funeral expenses and distribution to the poor at that time, 10 marks. To the Brewers' fraternity 6s. 8d. To each of his four brothers one of his gowns and 6s. 8d. To William Richard 20 s. He wishes to have six good wax torches at his funeral, at the mass on the morrow and during his obit month. After the month he wills that five of the torches shall remain in the church of St. Botolph for use at the elevation of the Host. The sixth torch is to go to Haringay church, to which he also leaves 6s. 8d. Residue to his wife, who is chief executor, with Ralph Tryneak and William Amy, citizen and blacksmith, as co-executors. 40 s. to William Amy for his trouble, and 6s. 8d. to Joan his daughter. Probate before the official of the archdeacon of London, 9 June 1428. (fn. 50)
The Falcon on the Hoop, later Trinity Hall, Aldersgate Street (114–25)
114. [f. 82] Gift by William Beauuer, citizen and merchant, to Thomas de Lenne, citizen and plasterer, and Maude his wife, of a tenement with dwellings built on to it in the parish of St. Botolph without Aldrichesgate which he bought from the executors of Mary de Hungreye. It lies between the tenement of Robert Huberd on the north, the donor's tenement on the south, Aldrichesgatestrete on the east and the garden of Robert Huberd on the west. W: Simon Franceys, mayor, Walter Forest and Thomas de Brandon, sheriffs, William de Tudenham, alderman, Thomas de Lyllyngestone, John Payntour, Richard de Hakenay, Robert Huberd, Stephen Bukbynder, Walter Bowyer, John de Liesnes, William de Leycestre, beadle of the ward, John de Pontefracto, clerk. 7 March 1356.
115. [ff. 82–82b] Indenture of lease for lives (dedi concessi et hac presenti carta mea indentata confirmavi) by Alan Brytte, carpenter, to Thomas de Lyn, citizen and plasterer, and Joan his wife, of a portion of the donor's land or tenement in Aldrichegatestrete which he had by the gift of Thomas de Lyn, with free access by the main entrance of the tenement. It lies within the donor's tenement at the western end and measures 45 feet in length from the eastern side of this tenement up to the garden of Ralph Ramseye on the west and 17 feet in width from the tenement formerly of William Beuere on the south to that of Ralph Ramseye on the north. Rent, a rose at the feast of the Nativity of St. John Baptist. The donor to make suitable dwelling accommodation on the land for Thomas and Joan de Lyn by the following Easter and to maintain it during the term. W: William Staundon, mayor, Thomas Newenton and Gilbert Maghfeld, sheriffs, William Pynchebek, Ralph Ramseye, Philip atte Vyne, John Bokkyng, Richard Gaynesburgh. 23 Nov. 1392.
116. [f. 83] Enrolled in the Husting 25 Oct. 1417. (fn. 51) Gift by Alan Brytte, citizen and brewer, to Thomas Mockyng, Thomas Hoo and David Bradewell, clerks, and Henry Chambre, citizen and fishmonger, of his brewhouse called le Faucon on the Hoop in the parish of St. Botolph, which he had by the gift of Thomas de Lynne, citizen and plasterer, by a charter of 18 Nov. 1392. It lies between the tenement formerly of William Beuer now belonging to a chantry in the church of St. Botolph on the south, a tenement formerly of Ralph Ramseye and now of John Cressewell on the north, Alderichgatestrete on the east and the garden of the tenement formerly of Ralph Ramseye on the west. W: Henry Barton, mayor, Robert Wedyngton and John Coventre, sheriffs, John Reynewell, alderman, John Herteshorne, esq., Richard Appulton, John More, John Trigelowe, John Carssewell, John Moslee, John Santon, Richard Waltham, Thomas Aleyn. 20 Sept. 1417.
117. [f. 83b] Gift (dimisimus, feoffavimus et hac presenti carta nostra confirmavimus) by Thomas Denton of Sannford, (fn. 52) Oxon., and Walter Cok, citizen and fishmonger of London, executors of the will of Thomas Mokkyng, clerk, (fn. 53) to Lord Henry Percy, Adam May, John Salter and John Mordon, of a brewhouse called le Faucon on the Hope in the parish of St. Botolph between a tenement formerly of William Bever now belonging to a chantry in the church of St. Botolph on the south, a tenement formerly of Ralph Ramsey, now of John Carsewell on the north, Alderichegate on the east and the garden of the tenement formerly of Ralph Ramsey on the west. W: Henry Barton, mayor, John Abbot and Thomas Dufhous, sheriffs, John Brokley, alderman, Alan Brit, Richard Waltham, William Loong, John Mason, Thomas Ayle. 27 April, 1429.
118. [ff. 83b–84] Gift (dimisimus, feoffavimus et hac presenti carta nostra confirmavimus) by Adam May, John Salter and John Mordon to Robert Smyth and William Belle, citizens and brewers, and William Purlang, of the brewhouse called le Faucon on the Hoope, which they held with Lord Henry Percy by the gift of the executors of Thomas Mokkyng. [Situated as in 117.] W: Henry Barton, mayor, John Abbot and Thomas Dufhous, sheriffs, John Brokley, alderman, Richard Waltham, Alan Brytte, Richard Bewe, John Broune, cooper, Robert Cawode. 20 Sept. 1429.
119. [ff. 84–84b] Quitclaim by Robert Smyth, citizen and brewer, and William Purlang to William Belle, citizen and brewer, of the brewhouse called Le Faucon on the Hope [situated as in 117], which they held together with William Belle by the gift of Adam May, John Salter and John Mordon. 24 March 1432.
120. [ff- 84b–85] Gift (dimisi feoffavi liberavi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi) by William Belle, citizen and brewer, to Felise Mason, widow, John Broke, citizen and brewer, and William Porlond, (fn. 54) of the brewhouse called le Faucon on the Hoop [situated as in 117], which William Belle, Robert Smyth and William Porlond by the name of William Porlang had by the gift of Adam May, John Salter and John Mordon, and which Robert Smyth and William Porlond quitclaimed to William Belle. W: John Wellys, mayor, Stephen Broun and John Hatherley, sheriffs, John Brokley, alderman, Robert Cawode, Richard Waltham, Alan Britte, Richard Becke, John Broun, cooper. 4 April 1432.
121. [ff. 85–86] Indenture of lease for four years by Richard Caudray, rector of St. Botolph, William Forsteer, tailor, and John Broun, citizens and churchwardens, Geoffrey Sprotburgh and Thomas Bere, masters of the fraternity of the Holy Trinity in St. Botolph, to Robert Halle and John Walpoll, brewers and citizens, of the brewhouse called le Faucon sur le Hoop in Alderichgatestrete with all the utensils mentioned in the attached indented schedule. Rent 8½ marks to the master of the fraternity. The fraternity to keep the tenement in repair throughout the term and provide the utensils as set out in the schedule, the tenants to replace any utensils carelessly broken. Given in Aldrichgatestrete 28 Feb. 1443. The schedule as follows: (fn. 55)
This cedule endented specefieth and declareth certeyn brewyng vessells vtensilies and hustilmentes and necessaries which belongen to þe brewhous called þe Faucon' on þe Hoop' withoute Aldrichegate in Seint Botulf parissh, delyuered by Geffray Sprotburgh and Thomas Bere maisters of þe Trinite breþerhede þe last day of Feuerer þe xxjti yere of Kyng Harry þe sext [28 Feb. 1443] to Robert Halle and John Walpole. Which Robert and John haue taken þe seide brewhous to ferme as is more conteyned in endentures þereof made to which þis cedule endented is annexed alternately had and shall and owe by þe fermours þe seide vessells vtensilies and hustilmentes to be yolden vp ageyn in hole nombre as þei are receyued saf resonable were þat is to say: a grete lede set in a fornays, j groutelede, j taptrogh, j gyste leded, a noþer gyste vnleded, j masheton, j clensyngbeche, j yeleton with lyddys, j tabard of lede, xxix kymlyns, xlviij kylderkyns, j gyste, ij waterfattes feble, j clensyngsyf, j payre tonges, j ale colendyr, j fonell, j wortecolynder, j watertyne, ij scopes, iij rothers, j taphose, j tapstaf, iij beryngtrees, ij paire slynges, j wortetyne, ij fannes, ij baskettes, j quarter mesure, j bushell for draf, j cornedyssh, j treye for yest, j yeleboll, j alestole, j fyrehoke, j horsemyll with þe apparaill, j shorte ladder, j candelstik with ij noses in þe brewern, ij alegystes in þe seler, ij dressyng bordys, j medelyngshovell, iij steyre ropys, þe parlour paved and iiij shelves. It is accorded ayen j watertyne, j fan, ij scopes, j basket, j busshell for draf. Whan þei are wered þe maisters shall ordeyne no newe and þe fermours be discharged þerof.
122. [ff. 86–86b] Gift (dimisi feoffavi liberavi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi) by John Broke, citizen and brewer, to Robert Cawode, clerk of the pipe of the exchequer, Thomas Smyth, and John Salter, brewers and citizens, and John Broun, cooper and citizen, of the brewhouse called Le Faucon on the Hoop, which he, together with Felise Mason and William Porlond, now dead, had by the gift of William Belle. It lies in the parish of St. Botolph between a tenement once of William Bever and now belonging to a chantry within the church of St. Botolph on the south, a tenement once of Ralph Ramsey and then of John Carsewell on the north, Aldrichegate on the east and [the garden] of the tenement formerly of Ralph Ramsey on the west. W: Henry Frowyk, mayor, Stephen Forster and Hugh Wyche, sheriffs, John Sutton, alderman, John Moredon, John Santon, John Joye, Henry Suthwell, Richard Elmesley. 12 Feb. 1445.
123. [ff. 86b–87] Lease for fourteen years by William Kenyngthorp, master, and Hugh Warner and Thomas Wymark, wardens, of the fraternity of the Holy Trinity in St. Botolph without Aldrichegate, to John Joye, brewer and citizen, and Joan his wife, of the tenement called le Faucon on le Hoop in Aldrichegatestrete which they now inhabit. Rent 10 s. The fraternity responsible for repair. 20 Nov. 1460.
Memorandum that the lease was made in order to pay 20 marks to the executors of John Leycestre, which sum the fraternity had borrowed from John Leycestre in his lifetime. (fn. 56) John and Joan Joye have delivered to the fraternity various objects which they held as a pledge for this sum, namely a missal with silver clasps, the second folio beginning 'Aspergitur aqua benedicta', 2 silver gilt chalices weighing 26 and 25 ounces and a silver gilt cross weighing 38 ounces.
124. [f. 87b] To all tho that þese present lettres endented shall come or elles shall see or here William Martyn' clerk, Nicholas Lathell', William Slyngesby gentilmen, and Robert More sadeler sende gretyng in Oure Lord God. Where certeyn variances stryves and debates were hangyng had and moved betwene William Kenyngthorp', maister of þe fraternite or gilde of þe Holy Trinite in þe chirche of Seint Botulf withoute Aldrichegate of London' founded, Hugh Warner and Thomas Wymark, wardeyns of þe same fraternite or gilde on þat one partie and Thomas Phelipp' citezeyn and iremonger of London' on þat oþer partie of and for þe with holdyng of diuerse evidences concernyng certayne lyvelode perteynyng to þe seide fraternite. Which parties by mediacion of þeire frendes compromytted them to stande to þe arbitrement ordinance and jugement of vs as arbitrours indifferentely chosen with þe consent of þe seide parties, of and vppon all and all maner causes accions querelles debates and demaundes had moved or hangyng betwene the same parties afore þe first day of December last past afore þe date of these presentes So þat oure awarde ordenaunce and jugement were made and gevyn on þis syde þe xxiij day of þe moneth of December aboueseide. And thereto eyther of þe seide parties were bounde to oþer by theire seuerall obligacions in fifty mark sterlinges. Which parties and eyther of them we haue duely and seuerally examyned and þeire declaracions and answers well vnderstand. And for asmuch as it is meritory and medefull to voyde stryfe and debate and to bryng in vnyte and rest betwene þe seide parties, we takyng vppon vs þe charge of arbitrours in þis behalf awarde ordeyne and deme betwene þe same parties in maner and forme folowyng þat is to say. First we awarde ordeyne and deme þat þe seide Thomas Phelipp' afore þe fest of þe Natiuite of Oure Lord next comyng shall delyuere or do delyuere vnto þe forseide maister and wardeyns or to one of them vij charters evidences and endentures concernyng þe tenement sometyme called þe Faucon vppon þe Hoop set in þe parissh of Seynt Botulff aboueseide to þe seide fraternite now belongyng that is to say one charte whereby William Beauuer citezeyn and marchant of London enfeffed Thomas de Lynne [f. 88] citezein and plasterer of þe seide Cite and Mawde his wyf of and in þe seide tenement with þe appurtenancez, to haue vnto them and to þe assignez of þe seide Thomas Lynne for euer. Which chartre beryth date þe Moneday next after þe fest of Seint Gregory þe Pope in þe xxxti yere of Kyng Edward þe iijde [14 Mar. 1356]. (fn. 57) Also a peyre of endentures whereby Aleyn Brytte carpenter of London' graunted to Thomas of Lynne citezeyn and plasterer of þe seide Cite and Johan his wyfe a parcell of land or tenement in þe parissh aforeseide for terme of þeire lyves, yeldyng þerefor yerely a rose at þe fest of þe Natiuite of Seint John Baptist, which endentures bere date þe iijde day of Nouembre in þe xvj yere of þe regne of Kyng Richard þe second [3 Nov. 1392]. (fn. 58) Also a chartre whereby Aleyn Brytte citezein and bruer of þe seide Cite enfeffed Thomas Mockyng, Thomas Hoo, Dauid Bradwell clerkys and Henry Chambre, citezein and fysshemonger of þe seide Cite of and in þe seide tenement with þe appurtenancez, to haue to þem þeire heires and assignez for euer, which chartre beryth date þe xxti day of September in þe vthe yere of þe regne of Kyng Henry þe vth [20 Sept. 1417]. (fn. 59) Also a chartre whereby Thomas Denton' of Stannford [Sandford] in þe counte of Oxenford and Walter Cok citezein and fisshemonger of London' executors of þe testament of Thomas Mockyng clerk enfeffed Henry Percy, Erle of Northumber, Adam May, John Salter and John Mordon' of and in þe seide tenement with þe appurtenauncez to haue to them in fee, which charter beryth date þe xxvij day of Aprill in þe vijth yere of þe regne of Kyng Henry þe sext [27 April 1429]. (fn. 60) Also a nother charter beryng date þe xxti day of September in þe viij yere of þe regne of Kyng Henry þe sext [20 Sept. 1429], whereby Adam May, John Salter and John Moredon' enfeffed (Thomas) Robert Smyth', William Belle, citezeins and brewers of London' and William Purlang of and in þe seide tenement with þe appurtenauncez to haue to theym þeire heires and assignez for euermore. (fn. 61) And also a dede of relesse made by Robert Smyth' citezen and bruer of London' and William Purlang to William Belle of all þe right and tytle þat þei had of and in þe seide tenement with þe appurtenauncez, which relesse berith date þe xxiiijti day of March in þe x yere of þe regne of Kyng Henry þe sext [24 Mar. 1432]. (fn. 62) Also we awarde and ordeyne þat þe seide Thomas Phelipp' on þis side þe seide fest of þe Natiuite of Oure Lord shall delyuere or do delyuere to þe seide maister and wardeyns or to one of them all [f. 88b] oþer evidences and munimentes beyng in þe kepyng of þe seide Thomas or in þe kepyng of eny oþer persone by his meane or knowlege concernyng eny landes or tenementes longyng or perteynyng to þe seide fraternite. And at þe delyuere of þe same evidences and munimentes þe seide Thomas shall be sworn vppon þe Holy Euangelistes þat he nor eny oþer persone by his meane or knowlege hath no mo evidences ne munimentes concernyng eny landes or tenementes perteynyng to þe seide fraternite but onely tho evidences and munimentes þat he than shall so delyuere. Also we awarde and ordeyne þat þe seide Thomas Phelipp' on þis side þe seide fest of þe Natiuite of Oure Lord shall pay or do pay to þe seide maister and wardeyns xiij s. iiij d. sterlinges for þeire costes and expens which þe same Thomas in his defaute caused them to spende in mayntenyng of an accion of detenue ayenst hym for þe witholdyng of þe seide chartres evidences munimentes and endentures. Also where þe seide Thomas Phelipp' wedded Johan late þe wyf of Thomas Smyth demauded of þe seide maister and wardeyns þe some of xiij li. by a symple byll endented not sealed as a duete vnto þe seid Thomas Smyth. Wherevppon we þe seide arbitrours with þe consent of þe seide Thomas Phelipp' assigned vnto þe same Thomas diuerse dayes to shewe vnto vs howe and by what meane he shoulde clayme þe seide somme oþer as executours or administratours vnto þe seide Thomas Smyth' or by eny other lawefull meane. At diuerse of þe which dayes þe seide Thomas Phelipp' neyther apperid ne at no tyme shewed eny evidence or matier whereby he claymed þe seide somme and we examyned hym wheþer he ministred þe godis of þe seide Thomas Smyth' as executour or administratour and he vtterly refused and denyed þat he neyþer ministred þe godis of þe seide Thomas Smyth' as executour nor administrator by cause whereof we þe seide arbitrours proceded not to þe determinacion of þe clayme of þe seide somme. In witnes whereof to eyther parte of þis oure present awarde endented to þe seide parties seuerally remainyng we þe seide arbitrours haue put and set oure seals. Yeuen þe xix day of þe seide moneth of December in þe xxxixti yere of þe regne of Kyng Henry the sext [19 Dec. 1460].
125. [ff. 89–89b] Will of John Mason, citizen and brewer, 16 Nov. 1431. His body to be buried before the place where he is accustomed to sit in the new aisle of the church of St. Botolph without Aldrichegate. He leaves 6s. 8d. to the high altar of St. Botolph. He wills that a chaplain shall receive 10 marks to celebrate daily for one year after his death in St. Botolph for his soul, the souls of his parents and the parents of his wife Felise, and for all the faithful departed. He leaves to Nicholas his son 10 marks, a belt decorated with silver, 2 daggers set with silver, a short sword set with silver, a mazer bound with silver, a silver vessel with a cover, 12 silver spoons, a set of bed hangings of green-coloured chaloner's work with matching tester, one pair of blankets, one pair of linen sheets and a pillow. These are to be delivered to him by the executors when it seems fitting. 20 s. to be distributed on his obit day by his executors among the most needy poor within the parish of St. Botolph and elsewhere. £20 to Felise his wife for her dower and portion. To John Broke, citizen and brewer, for undertaking the execution of the will, 40 s. and 5 yards of black cloth costing 4s. a yard. To William Porlond, common clerk of the Brewers' fraternity, for counsel only, 40s. and 5 yards of black cloth costing 4s. a yard. The residue of his estate, after his obit day has been properly observed, to be divided in two, half to his wife in perpetuity and half to his executors to use for the benefit of his soul. Executors: his wife, John Broke, and William Porlond. Proved before Master John Druell, commissary general of the bishop of London in the City of London and the deaneries of Middlesex and Barking, 11 Jan. 1432. (fn. 63)