Parishes: St Margaret Fish Street Hill

Pages 54-56

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

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[f. 55v] In the parish of St. Margaret Pontis

283. [1225–7] Sale and quitclaim by Pain Bouchere (Bustcher) to Joce Junior of 20s. of quit rent from the grantor's three shops in Brygestrate near the Bridge (versus Pontem); of the fee of the hospital of St. Giles without London; abutments, land and shop that was of Wygot the Mercer on the south and the land and shop of Richard Blund, fishmonger, of the same fee on the north and between the king's road on the east and the land and house (managium) of Geoffrey Sopper of the same fee on the west; and 12s. of the quit rent to come from that shop which Alexander Ruffus, fishmonger, holds of the grantor and 8s. of quit rent to come from the other two shops; if the shop of Alexander Ruffus does not suffice for the payment of 12s. the grantee and his heirs to distrain on the whole tenement until they have received 20s.; for the sale Joce gave 20 marks of silver; witnesses, Richard Reynger, alderman and then mayor, Roger Duc, Martin son of William, sheriffs.

284. Grant by Felicia wife of Joce of the above quit rent of 20s. to Holy Trinity as appears in Charter Nine (fn. 1) of several parishes.

285. [List of those paying quit rent]: 12s. for the shop of Alexander Rufus, Geoffrey Rufus or Badecok(s); Ralph Pykenia; John Mockyng, 1 Ed. II; John Sterr(y), 5 and 19 Ed. II; John Mockyng, 1 and 6 Ed. III; Nicholas Mockyng, 30 Ed. III; as appears by inquisition (fn. 2) held before John Wroth(am), mayor and escheator, Mon. 16 Nov. 1360 when Reginald le Fuller swore that Nicholas had two tenements with three shops and two solars in Briggestret worth £6 1s. p.a. from which he was accustomed to pay 12s. p.a. to Holy Trinity; Roger Shipbrok, 49 Ed. III; the prior of the Charterhouse, 8 Ric. II; 8s. for two shops of John Ramsden which Laurence son of Pain confirmend to Holy Trinity; afterwards the holding was divided for Thomas Cros granted one of the shops to Henry Lambyn paying to Holy Trinity 4s. [See also after 286] as appears by the following charter.

286. [f. 56] [1309–10] Grant of Thomas Cros, citizen, to Henry Lambyn, fishmonger, of a shop with two solars in Bridge Street; abutments, the shop once of Geoffrey Batecocks on the south and the shop once of Richard Knotte on the north and extending from the street on the east to the tenement once of Edmund le Trayere; rent to Holy Trinity 4s. p.a. and a rose on 24 June to the grantor and his heirs; gersuma a certain sum of money (quandam summam pecunie); sealed; witnesses, Thomas Romeyn, James de St. Edmund, Roger le Palmere, sheriffs.

C.A.D., i, A 1615.

285 contd. Henry Lambyn, 1 Ed. III; Edmund Lambyn, 6 Ed. III; William Tathyngbury, 30 Ed. III; John Horn(er), 49 Ed. III; John Rous: 4s. for the third shop, John Ramesden; Gilbert Cheswyk; John Lambyn, 1 Ed. II; Richard Knot, 19 Ed. II; Ancelinus Knot, 2 Ed. III; William Ancett, 5 Ed. III; William Hastyng, 20 Ed. III; John Kytell, 30 and 49 Ed. III; John Rous, 1 Ric. II who bequeathed the two shops to the church of St. Margaret Bridge Street as appears in his will (fn. 3) enrolled after 25 July 1381; wardens of the church, 13 Hy. IV as appears by an acquittance made between Holy Trinity and the wardens.

287. This indenture witnesseth that Thomas Axbrigg, rent collector and canon of Holy Trinity received of John Philip, rector of St. Margaret in Bridge Street, Robert Whaplode and Geoffrey Clerk, churchwardens, 2s. in full payment of the arrears of rent of 8s. p.a. from two shops which John Rous bequeathed to the rector and parishioners of the church for the maintenance of a perpetual chaplain for the quarter day of St. John Baptist last past; [f. 56v] sealed; dated 16 Aug. 1412 and the three shops are adjacent on the west side of Bridge Street.

288. Grant by Alan son of Peter to Holy Trinity of a quit rent of 13s. 4d. p.a. from a tenement formerly of Jordan Sperlyng as appears in Charter Ten (fn. 4) of several parishes.

289. [List of those paying quit rent]: Walter de Becham; Nicholas Tryp, girdler; Richard Chnotte; John Lambyn, 1 Ed. II and 1 Ed. III; John Croydon, 3 and 5 Ed. III; John Torks, 12 Ed. III; John Malwyn, 30 Ed. III; Robert Ramesey, 49 Ed. III and throughout Ric. II and 7 Hy. IV as appears by the following plea.

Margin: Carta (fn. 5) Ricardi Knotte per Nicholaum Trippe irrotulatur in festo Augustini archiepiscopi anno regni regis Henrici III 44°.

290. Plea of assize held at the Guildhall, Sat. 12 Feb. 1407.
Before Geoffrey Brook and Nicholas Wotton, sheriffs, the presence of the coroner not expected; the assize came to recognise if Robert Ramesey and William Derhant had unlawfully disseised Robert prior of Holy Trinity of his free tenement in Briggestrete and therein the prior by his attorney Richard Foster complained that they had disseised him of 13s. 4d. of rent; Robert Rameseye and William were summoned and did not come, therefore the assize is taken against them in default; the prior ordered to show title and cause of the disseisin, declares that it is an annual quit rent arising from a tenement in sight of the Bridge (in visu Pontis) of which he and all his predecessors had been seised from time out of mind and that he sought the rent and the defs. refused to pay; jurors charged, William Braibroke, John Double, John Appulby, Robert Coks, Thomas Peron(e), John More, William Bryan, Robert Mersk, John Elyngham, Henry Preston, John Parnes, John Borham; tested and sworn to say whether the said prior etc. seised etc.; they assess damages to the prior by occasion of the disseisin apart from arrears of rent at 10s.; [f. 57] jurors also asked to enquire how long the rent has been in arrears and they find one and a half years; whether disseisin was by force of arms, they find not by force of arms; whether any fraud or collusion contrary to the statute against mortmain, find none but that the prior has the greater right to the rent as he alleged; which predecessor of the present prior held seisin in the reign of Henry III, they find prior Richard; therefore it is acknowledged by the view of the jurors that the prior should recover the arrears amounting to 20s. and damages which the prior has sustained taxed by the jurors at 10s.; total 30s.; defs. in mercy.

C.A.D., ii, A 1859; London possessory assizes, no. 220.

291. Total of this parish 33s. 4d. and it is tithed as in the copy of King Richard [f. 57v blank].


  • 1. 1010.
  • 2. C.I.P.M., x, 506–7.
  • 3. C. Wills, ii, 224–5.
  • 4. 1011.
  • 5. H.R. 4 (64) rectius 54 Hy. III.