London Viewers and their Certificates, 1508-1558: Certificates of the Sworn Viewers of the City of London. Originally published by London Record Society, London, 1989.
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CORPORATION OF LONDON RECORDS OFFICE MISC. MSS. BOX 91
(Envelope marked 'Viewers' Report bet. 22 Oct. 4 E VI and 6 May 7 E VI found among Mayor's Court Original Bills, Box No. 209A')
Viewers' Report (22 Oct 4 Edw. VI - 6 May 7 Edw. VI), no. 416
416. [1550 × 1553] (fn. 1)
To the right honorable lorde Maire of the Cytie of London and to his Worshipful Bretheren the Aldermen of the same Cytie. Shewen unto your goode Lordship and discrete Wysdoms William Walker, John Russell, Nicholas Ellys, & John Cowper, the iiii masters of Fremasons, Carpenters and Tylers, viewers indifferent sworn to the said Citie, that whereas they were late charged by your lordships comaundement to viewe & oversee a variaunce in the parishe of Saint Botall without Algate of London Betwene Jamys Adlington plaintif on the one partie, & William Grene defendant on the other partie, Whiche variance we the said viewers have viewed & seen And thereupon we say that the said variance ys for the water course of the partie plaintif. And upon the viewyng therof we say that the said water course ought to go through the grounde or dyche of the partie defendant as yt dyd at the tyme when yt belonged to the Menorys, unto a Comon Synke stonding there nowe in the grounde of the partie defendant. Except there be any writing evydence or specialtie to the contrary to be shewed.