Memorials: 1325

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

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Lease of a Garden, called the "Hermitage," near the Gate of Alegate.

19 Edward II. A.D. 1325. Letter-Book E. fol. clv. (Latin.)

At the Husting of Common Pleas holden on Monday the Eve of St. James the Apostle [25 July], in the 19th year of King Edward, son of King Edward, that garden on the South side of the Gate of Alegate, called the "Hermitage," which Roger atte Watre, the Serjeant, held, was granted to Peter de Staundone, blader, (fn. 1) to hold to the said Peter for the term of his life, he paying for the same to the commonalty 10 shillings yearly in the Chamber of the Guildhall, at the four terms of the year.

Debt contracted by the City for an embroidered Cope, presented to Walter, Archbishop of Canterbury.

19 Edward II. A.D. 1325. Letter-Book E. fol. clx. (Latin.)

Be it remembered, that Hamon de Chigwelle, the Mayor, and certain of the Aldermen, for themselves and the commonalty of London, made a certain acknowledgment in the Exchequer to John de Stebenhethe, clerk, as to 15 pounds which were in arrears of a sum of due (fn. 2) to him for an embroidered cope of silk and gold; which was given to Sir Walter Reynald, (fn. 3) Archbishop of Canterbury, by the Mayor and Commonalty, at the time when he was made Archbishop. (fn. 4)

Delivery of the Custody of the Conduit.

19 Edward II. A.D. 1325. Letter-Book E. fols. clxii, iii. (Latin.)

On Friday next before the Feast of the Apostles Simon and Jude [28 October], in the 19th year of the reign of King Edward, William le Latonere, John Albon, and Richard le Gaunter, were sworn to keep the Conduit; (fn. 5) and the keys of the said Conduit were accordingly delivered to them.

On Friday next after the Feast of St. Lucy the Virgin [13 December], in the 19th year, John Albon and Richard le Gaunter, who before had charge of the Conduit, were removed, and in their places were substituted Geoffrey de Gedelestone, cutler, and Henry de Ware; to whom was added Bennet of the Guildhall, to do the work. (fn. 6)

Acknowledgment as to property held in trust for the children of Paulin Turke.

19 Edward II. A.D. 1325. Letter-Book E. fol. clxiv. (Latin.)

Be it remembered, that on Thursday the Eve of St. Nicholas [6 December], in the 19th year of King Edward, Walter de Mordone came here before Hamon de Chiggewelle, the Mayor, Robert de Swalclif, Reynald de Conduit, and Roger le Palmere, Aldermen, and Andrew Horn, the Chamberlain, and acknowledged that he had in his hands goods belonging to the children of Paulin (fn. 7) Turke, namely;—3 lasts of herrings, value (fn. 8); also, 2 silver basins, weighing (fn. 8); and 7l. 10s. in ready money: all of which, together with the other goods aforesaid, the said Walter was ordered by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Chamberlain, to deliver to (fn. 9) John de Comptone, to whom the wardship of the children of Paulin had been entrusted, in order that the same to the use of the said children might be improved.


  • 1. Or corndealer.
  • 2. The amount is omitted.
  • 3. Previously Bishop of Worcester. See page 63 ante.
  • 4. The form of the recognizance, or acknowledgment (made on the 26th June 1325) follows: to which an acknowledgment of receipt of the money, in the 3rd year of Edward III., is annexed. The debt had been owing 17 years.
  • 5. The "Great Conduit in Chepe," at the West end of the Poultry, is meant.
  • 6. ad operandum.
  • 7. The family of Turke seems generally to have carried on the trade of fishmongers.
  • 8. The amount is omitted.
  • 9. The delivery of the Wardship to John de Compton is described in the next page, fol. clxiv. b.