Chronicles of the Mayors and Sheriffs: 1250-1

Page 19

Chronicles of the Mayors and Sheriffs of London 1188-1274. Originally published by Trübner, London, 1863.

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



A.D. 1250. Sheriffs.: William Fitz-Richard (fn. 1) le Prestre,; Humphrey le Fevre,

In this year, John Norman was made Mayor. In the same year, on the Monday after the Feast of Saint Michael, it was enacted by the citizens, that the Wardens of the Bridge, from that day forward, should have, take, or claim, nothing from the ships or property of citizens passing through the (fn. 2) middle of the Bridge; whereas, before they had been wont to take twelve pence for every ship belonging to a citizen, the same as foreigners.

In the same year died (fn. 3) Fretheric, Emperor of the Romans, who had taken to wife a (fn. 4) sister of King Henry, daughter of King John; and the (fn. 5) Pope departed from Lyons to Milan.


  • 1. "The Priest."
  • 2. At the drawbridge.
  • 3. Frederic II. who died in Apulia, 13 December, 1250.
  • 4. Isabella.
  • 5. Innocent IV.