Memorials of London and London Life in the 13th, 14th and 15th Centuries. Originally published by Longmans, Green, London, 1868.
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Exemption of William de Rameseye, Master-mason of the works at St. Paul's, from serving on Assizes, or Juries.
6 Edward III. A.D. 1332. Letter-Book E. fol. ccxxiii. (Latin.)
It was agreed by John de Pulteneye, Mayor, and the Aldermen, on the Monday next after the Feast of the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr [7 July], in the 6th year of the reign of King Edward, after the Conquest the Third, that Master William de Rameseye, mason, who is master of the new works at the Church of St. Paul, in London, and is especially and assiduously giving his whole attention to the business of the same church, shall not be placed on any assizes, juries, or inquests; nor shall he be summoned by the serjeants of the Mayor, Sheriffs, or bedels of the Wards, to come upon any summonses, special or common, to the Guildhall or elsewhere, so long as he shall be in the service of the church aforesaid; unless his presence shall be especially required for any certain cause.
Account of moneys expended by the Chamberlain, (fn. 1) for the City.
6 Edward III. A.D. 1332. Letter-Book E. fol. ccxxx. (Latin.)
Moneys expended by Henry de Seccheford, Chamberlain of the Guildhall of London, the account being rendered in the month of July A.D. 1332, in the 6th year of the reign of King Edward, after the Conquest the Third.
The said Henry renders account of 104l. 8d.; paid to Gregory de Nortone, Recorder, Hugh de Waltham, Common Clerk of the City, John de Ilford,'Clerk of the Chamber of the Guildhall, William de Iford, Common Serjeant of the City, and others receiving fees from the City, for two years, as set forth in the Roll of Particulars.
Also, for 25l. 7s. 5d., paid for divers presents sent to Sir Geoffrey Lescrope, John de Eltham, brother of the present King, and then Guardian of England, Master Henry de Clifford, deputy of the Chancellor, and the Bishop of Norwich, as set forth in four sums in the Roll of Particulars.
Also, for 80l. 7s. 1¾d., paid in divers outlays and payments for necessary expenses, by precept of the Mayor and assent of the Aldermen, as set forth in eight particulars summed up in the Roll of Expenses; of which particulars the first begins,—"For cleaning the Chamber etc.";—the second,—"Also, for 5 dozens of parchment";—the third,—"Also, for boatage for the said Thomas and others";—the fourth,—"Also, for 19 dozens of parchment";—[the fifth]—"Also, for buying rushes";—the sixth,—"Also, for buying red wax etc.";—the seventh,—"Also, for buying parchment etc.";—the eighth,—"Also, delivered to John de Pulteneye, etc."
Also, for 27l. 12s. 8¾d., paid for divers expenses incurred about the repair of the decay of the houses and wharf at St. Botolph's Wharf; and for making a certain new gate there, and for buying timber at Kyngestone and elsewhere, and for paying carpenters and other workmen working there etc., as set forth in ten particulars summed up in the Roll of Expenses; of which particulars the first begins,—"In the first place, for 20 pieces of timber bought etc."; and the last begins,—"Also, for the wages of John de Piritone, carpenter, etc."
Also, for 10l. 19s. 6d., paid to Sir Simon de Swanlond, late Mayor, for expenses incurred for the City at the Coronation of our Lady Philippa, Queen of England, in the third year of our Lord the King now reigning, etc.; as set forth in the particulars in the Roll of Expenses.
Sum total of all the expenses, 258l. 8s., short by one halfpenny.
Further account of moneys expended by the City.
6 Edward III. A.D. 1332. Letter-Book E. fol. ccxxxii. (Latin.)
(fn. 2) Out of two sums received for murage in the 5th and 6th years of King Edward, after the Conquest the Third, making in all 235l. 13s. 4d., there was paid for presents sent by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty, during the time of Parliament, to the following,—our Lord the King, our Lady the Queen, our Lord the Earl of Cornwall, (fn. 3) our Lord the Earl of Lancaster, the Lord Chancellor, the Lord Treasurer, the Lord Bishop of Ely, Sir Hugh de Courtenaye, Sir John de Beauchampe, Sir Richard de Bury, Sir Henry Lescrope, Sir Geoffrey Lescrope, Sir William Herle, Sir John de Stonore, Thomas de Lincoln, and his fellows,—126l. 11s.
Also, for a present bought and sent to Sir Robert de Morlee at Stebenhuthe—10l. (fn. 4) 10s. 4d. Also, to Henry de Seccheford and Edward Cosyn, for repair of the City Wall and the Tun, (fn. 5) —40l. For wines bought and sent to the Chancellor and Treasurer, in the sixth year,—16l. To Richard de Prestone, for the work (fn. 6) of the Chapel at the Guildhall of London,—14l. 12s. To Master Thomas de Canterbury, mason, for the same work,—6l. 17s. To Master William de Hurlee, carpenter, for the same work,—20s. To the aforesaid Master Thomas, for the same work, 37s. 2d. To a certain messenger, for carrying letters to the Duke of Brabant, by counsel of the Aldermen,—40s. (fn. 6) To Thomas le Portere, for carrying letters to Staunford, (fn. 7) by Thomas de Chigwelle,—10s. To John de la Rokele, for free-stone bought of him, for the Chapel aforesaid, 5½ marks. Allowed to John Vincent for the freedom of divers merchant strangers, granted unto them, 20l.
Also, Richard de Prestone received from divers men of the City, in the 5th year before-mentioned, for divers expenses contracted by reason of the tournament in Chepe, (fn. 8) —88l. 12s.
Also, Richard de Prestone received from divers men of the City, in the 5th year before—mentioned, for divers expenses contracted by reason of the tournament in Chepe, (fn. 8) —881. 12s.
Also, on the Tuesday next before the Feast of St. Martin [11 November] in the 6th year above-mentioned, Sir John de Pulteneye lent to the Mayor and Commonalty, for the repair of the Guildhall,—10 marks; and to John de Caustone, for the Foss at Alegate—22s.