Memorials: 1336

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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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Letter of Geoffrey de Say, Admiral, granted to John Pope, mariner.

10 Edward III. A.D. 1336. Letter-Book E. fol. ccxlviii. (Norman French.)

"Geoffrey De Say, Ameraille (fn. 1) for our Lord the King from the mouth of the Thames as far as the parts of the West, to all who this letter shall see or hear, greeting in God. Know that I have given leave unto John Pope to take his ship, which is called Cokiohan, (fn. 2) ' laden with wool, to Flanders; so that he be with us in the Douns (fn. 3) on the tenth day after the date hereof. And he begs of all people, that he [John] may safely go there and return. In witness whereof, to these letters patent I have set my seal. Given at Berlynge, (fn. 4) the 12th day of August."


  • 1. An early form of the word "Admiral," of Eastern origin.
  • 2. Probably meaning "Cogg John."
  • 3. For convoy.
  • 4. Probably Barling, near Rochford, in Essex.