Memorials: 1306

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Memorials of London and London Life in the 13th, 14th and 15th Centuries. Originally published by Longmans, Green, London, 1868.

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Terms of reconciliation between the Mayor and one of the Sheriffs.

34 Edward I. A.D. 1306. Letter-Book C. fol. ix. (Latin.)

On Friday next after the Feast of St. Gregory the Pope [12 March], in the 34th year of the reign of King Edward, son of King Henry, before certain of the Aldermen and other persons, certain dissensions and disputes which had arisen between Sir John le Blound, the Mayor of London, and Reynald de Thunderle, Sheriff of London, were set at rest through common friends intervening, in manner following, that is to say.—

That the aforesaid Sir John remits and forgives unto Reynald aforesaid all manner of rancours and hatreds between them down to this day, from the beginning of the world existing. And the aforesaid Reynald, for the said remission and forgiveness, places in pledge with the same John ten tuns of wine; which are put in respite by him the said Mayor, on the understanding that, if the said Reynald shall not offend against the same Sir John in future, they are to be altogether held discharged. And if he shall again offend against the said Sir John, and may be lawfully convicted thereof, in such case he binds his heirs and executors to make pay. ment of the ten tuns aforesaid to Sir John before-mentioned, at his will and pleasure.