Chronicles of the Mayors and Sheriffs: 1261-2

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

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A. D. 1261. Sheriffs.: Philip' le Taillour,; Richard de Walebrok,

In this year, just before the Translation of Saint Edward [13 October] the aforesaid dissension was allayed between his lordship the King and his Barons, the King and his Queen then sojourning at (fn. 1) Saint Paul's, and the King of Almaine at Saint Martin's le Grand; a reconciliation however, which did not last. On the contrary, the Barons, after this, in some places removed the Sheriffs of his lordship the King, and appointed others there, whom they styled "Wardens of the Counties;" and further, would not allow the Justiciars to do their duty, who had been sent throughout the kingdom on Eyre.

This year, Thomas Fitz-Thomas was made Mayor.

In this year, at Lent, his lordship the King caused to be read at Saint Paul's Cross a certain Bull of Pope (fn. 2) Urban, who had been made Pope the same year; which confirmed the Bull of Pope (fn. 3) Alexander, his predecessor, who had previously absolved the King and all the others of the oath which they had made in the Parliament at Oxford, as before noticed in this record. The King also sent his writ throughout all the cities of England, commanding that no one should gainsay such absolution, and further, that if any one should in deed or word presume to do the contrary of such command, he should be taken, and not liberated without order of his lordship the King.

In this year, the King of Almaine took his departure from London, on the day before the Feast of Saint Alban [22 June], and crossed over the third day after.

After, this, on the Sunday next after the Feast of Peter and Paul [29 June], his lordship the King took leave of the citizens of London, at Saint Paul's Cross, to pass over into France, and on the morrow departed from Westminster for the sea-coast, and the Queen with him; there being at that time beyond sea Sir Edward and Sir Edmund, sons of his lordship the King. The King and Queen soon afterwards crossed over.

About this time died Richard de Clare, Earl of Gloucester, and Henry de Wingham, Bishop of London.

After this, the King fell ill of a grievous sickness, about the Feast of Saint Mary in the month of (fn. 4) September; by reason of which sickness, he remained in the parts beyond sea until after the Feast of Saint Nicholas [6 December].

About the same time Richard Talebot, Dean of St. Paul's, was elected Bishop of London; who, returning from the parts beyond sea, where he had been presented to his lordship the King, came over to England; but falling ill, he took to his bed and died, just before the Feast of Saint Michael, and before consecration.


  • 1. Probably in the house of the Bishop Henry de Wengham, who was in great favour with Henry III.
  • 2. Urban IV., previously Patriarch of Jerusalem.
  • 3. Alexander IV.
  • 4. On the eighth of that month; being the Feast of her Nativity.