The chronicle

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The Cartulary of Holy Trinity, Aldgate. Originally published by London Record Society, London, 1971.

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The chronicle

1071. [f. 207 r and v] An index of all the parishes in the cartulary.

1072. [f. 208] (fn. 1) Narrative: [here summarised]. From the birth of Christ to the time of Edward the Confessor there were in England 165 kings of whom Oswy, Oswald, Ethelburt, Kenelm (Kenelinus), Edmund and Edward were martyrs. St. Petroc, king of Wales, Constans, Cedwallus, Sibert, Wynfrid, Etheldred, Edbert and Kynred were buried in the monk's habit. In the reign of Edward the Confessor the principal ruler (gubernator) of the city of London was called the portshyreve and his name was Wulfgar. In 1066 Duke Harold was crowned king and reigned from Epiphany [6 Jan.] until the feast of St. Kalixtus [14 Oct.] and was buried at Waltham. In 1067 William the Bastard, duke of Normandy was crowned and he caused England to be described in a book called 'Domusday'. He was buried at Caen. In 1080 William Rufus was crowned: he was buried at Winchester. Henry I was crowned in 1100 and he was buried at Reading. His wife Matilda, daughter of Malcolm, king of the Scots, and St. Margaret founded the church of Holy Trinity. At this time Hugh de Boch[land] was sheriff of London and Leofstanus was reeve (prepositus) and afterwards Albericus de Ver was sheriff and Robert de Berquereola reeve. In 1135 Stephen was crowned and he was buried in the abbey of Faversham. In this time Gilbert Beket was sheriff of London and Andrew Buchuint was reeve. In 1154 Henry II was crowned and he lies at Fontevrault. In his reign, Peter son of Walter, John son of Neal, Ernulf Buchel and William son of Isabel, who was buried in Holy Trinity, were sheriffs. In 1189 Richard I was crowned and he lies with his father at Fontevrault. During his reign there began to be two sheriffs in the city of London whose names follow.


  • 1. Unnumbered and written in two columns.