The temporall gouernment of this Cittie, some
what in briefe manner.
THis Cittie of London being vnder the gouern
ment of the Britons, Romaines, and Saxons,
Pattent.
the most ancient and famous citie of the whole
realme was at length destroied by the Danes,
and left desolate: as may appeare by our hi
stories. But Aelfred king of the west Sax
ons, hauing brought this whole realme (from many partes) into
one Monarchie, honorablie repaired this Cittie, and made it a
gaine habitable, and then committed the custodie thereof to his
sonne in law Adhered Earle of Mercia: after whose decease the
Citie with all other possessions, pertayning to the said Earle re
turned

416
Of Lazar houses.
turned to king Edward surnamed the elder, &c. And so remained
in the kings handes, being gouerned vnder him by Portgraues (or
Portreues)
Portgraues.
which name is compounded of the two Saxon words,
Porte, and Gerefe or Reue. Porte betokeneth a Towne, and
Gerefe signifieth a Gardian, ruler, or kéeper of the towne.
These Gouernors of old time (saith Robert Fabian) with the
lawes and customes then vsed within this cittie, were registred in
a booke called the Doomes day, in the Saxon tongue: but of later
daies when the said lawes and customes were chaunged, and for
that also the saide booke was of a small hande, and sore defaced, it
was lesse set by, so that it was imbeseled, and lost. Thus farre
Fabian.
Notwithstanding I haue found by search of diuers olde Regi
sters and other records, namely in a booke sometime appertayning
to the Monasterie of S. Albons,
Li. S. Albani.
of the Portgraues and other go
uernors of this Cittie as followeth.
First, that in the raigne of king Edward the laſt before the con
queſt
,1 Wolfegare was Portgraue: as may appeare by the char
ter of the same king,
Citizens of London cal
led Burgesses.
in these words. Edward king greeteth Alf
ward
B. and Wolfe graue my Portgraue, and all the Burgesses
in London
. And afterward that in an other, king Edward grée
teth William Bishop and Leofstane, and Alffi Portgraues.
In the raigne of William Conqueror, William Bishop of Lon
don
, procured of the said Conqueror his charter of liberties, to the
same W. Bishoppe and Godfrey, Portgraue, and to all the Bur
gesses of the citie of London, in as large forme as they enioyed the
same in the time of K. Edward before the conqueſt:2 and then in the
raigne of the said Conqueror, and of William Rufus, Godfrey de
Magnauille
was Portgraue (or Sheriffe) as may appeare by
their Charters, and one Richard de Par was Prouost.
Prouostes.
In the raigne of King Henry the firſt, Hugh Buche was Port
graue, and Leofstanus Goldsmith Prouost.
After them Aubery de Vere was Portgraue, & Robert Bar
Querell
Prouost
. Tis Auberie de Vere was slain in the raigne
of K. Stephen
.
Sheriffes.
It is to be noted also that K. Henry the 1. gran
ted to the citizens of London, the Shriuewicke thereof, and of
Middlesex, as in another place before is shewed.
In

Temporall Gouernment.
417
In the raigne of King Stephen, Gilbet Becket was Portgraue,
and Andrew Bucheuet Prouost.
After him, Godfrey Magnauile, the son of William, the sonne of
Godrey Magnavile, by the gift of Maulde the Empresse, was
Portgraue or Sheriffe of London and Middlesex, forthe yearely
farms of thrée hundreth pound, as appeareth by the Charter.
In the time of King Henry the ſecond, Peter Fitz Walter was
Portgraue: after him, Iohn Fitz Nigel was Portgraue: after him,
Ernulfus Buchel became Portgraue: and after him, William Fitz
Isabell
. These Portgraues
Portgraues, since called Shriues and Iudges of the Kings Court and haue therefore vn
der shriuesmẽ learned in the lawe, to sit in their Courts. Domesmen or Iudges of the kings Court.
are also in diuers records called Uice
counties, Uicounties, or Sheriffes, as béeing vnder an Earle, for
that they then, as since, vsed that office as the Sheriffes of London
doo till this day. Some authors do call them Domesmen, Eldermen,
or Iudges of the Kings Court.
William Fitz Stephen noting the estate of this Cittie, and go
uernment thereof, in his time vnder the raigne of King Stephen,
and of Henry the second, hath these words.
This Cittie (saith hee) euen as Rome, is diuided into words, it
hath yearly Sheriffes in stead of Consuls, it hath the dignitie of Se
nators and Aldermen, it hath vnder Officers, & according to the
quallitie of lawes, it hath seuerall Courts, and generall assemblies
vpon appoynted daies
. Thus much for the antiquitie of Sheriffes,
and also of Aldermen, in seuerall Wards of this cittie, may suffice.
And now for the name of Bailiffes, and after that, of Maior I finde
as followeth.
In the first yeare of King Richard the first, the cittizens of London
obtained to be gouerned by 2. Bailiffes,
Bailiffes of London.
which balliffes are in diuers
auncient déeds called Shriues, according to the spéech of the lawe,
which called the Shire Balliua, for that they like as the Portgraues,
vsed the same office of Shriuewicke, for the which the citie paid to
fée farm of thrée hundreth pounds yearly as afore, since the raigne of
Henry the first
, which also is yet paid by the citie into the Exchequer
vntill this day.
They also obtained to haue a Maior, to bee their principall Go
uernour and Lieftenant of the cittie, as of the Kings chamber.
1189.
The names of the first Bailiffes (or Officers) entring into their
Ee
office,

418
Temporall gouernment.
office at the feast of Saint Michael3 Th’archangell, in the yeare of
Christ 1189. were named Henry Cornhill, & Richard Reynere,
Bailiffes or Sheriffes.
First Maior of London,
Their 1. M. was H. Fitz Alwin, Fitz Liefstane Goldsmith,4 ap
poynted by the said king, and continued M. from the first of Richard
the first
, vntill the fifteenth of king Iohn, which was twentie foure
yeares and more.
1190.
The second of R. the first, sheriffes Iohn Herlion, Roger Duke.
Maior. Henry Fitz Alwin.
1191.
1192.
The fourth of R. sheriffes Nicholas Duke, Peter Newlay. Maior
Henry Fitz Alwin.
1193
The fift of R. sheriffes Roger Duke, Richard Fitz Alwin. Ma
ior Henry Eitz Alwin.
1194.
1195.
The seuenth of R. sheriffes Robert Besaunt, Ioke de Iosue. M.
Henry Fitz Alwin.
1196.
The eight of R. sheriffes Gerard de Anteloche, Robert Du
rant
. Maior Henry Fitz Alwin.
1197.
The ninth of R. sheriffes Roger Blunt, Nicholas Ducket. Maior
Henry Fitz Alwin.
1198.

King Iohn beganne his raigne the ſixt of Aprill,
1199
.

1199.
King Iohn graunted the shrifforicke of London and Middlesex,
to the Citizens thereof, as king Henry the first before him had done,
for the sum of thrée hundreth pound yearely. Also hée gaue them au
thoritie to chuse and depriue their sheriffes at their pleasure.
1200.
The second sheriffes Roger Dorsit, Iames Bartilmew. M. Hen
ry Fitz Alwin
.
1201.
The

Temporall gouernment.
419
1202.
The fourth sheriffes, Norman Blundell, Iohn de Glie. M. Hen
ry Fitz Alwin
.
1203.
1204.
The sixt sheriffes, Thomas Hauarell, Hamond Brond. M. Hen
ry Fitx Alwin
.
1205.
The seuenth sheriffes, Iohn Walgraue, Richard Winchester.
Maior Henry Fitz Alwin.
1206.
1207.
The ninth sheriffes, Roger Winchester, Edmond Hardle. M.
Henry Fitz Alwin.
1208.
The tenth sheriffes, Peter Duke, Thomas Nele. M. Henry
Fitz Alwin
.
The King by his letters pattents, granted to the cittizens of Lon
don
, libertie and authoritie yearely to chuse to themselues a Maior.
1209.
The eleuenth sheriffes, Peter le Iosue, William Blund. Maior
Henry Fitz Alwin.
1210.
The twelfth sheriffes, Adam Whetley, Stephen Grace. Maior
Henry Fitz Alwin.
1211.
The thirteenth sheriffes, Iohn Fitz Peter, Iohn Garland. M.
Henry Fitz Alwin.
1212.
The foureteenth sheriffes, Randolfe Giland, Constantin Iosue.
Maior Henry Fitz Alwin.
This Henry Fitz Alwin deceased, and was buried in the Prio
rie of the holy Trinitie
, neare vnto Aldgate.
1213.
The fifteenth sheriffes, Martin Fitz Alis, Peter Bate. M. Roger
Fitz Alwin
.
This yeare the ditch about London was begunne to bée made
of two hundreth foote broad, by the Londoners.
1214.
The sixteenth sheriffes, Salamon Basing, Hugh Basing. Maior
Sorle Moroor.
1215.
The seuenteenth sheriffes, Iohn Trauars, Andrew Neuland. M.
William Hardle.

King Henry the third, beganne his raigne the 19. of Octo
ber, 1216
.

1216.
The 1. sheriffes, Benet Senturer, William Bluntiuars. M. Iames
Ee2
Alderman,

420
Temporall gouernment.
Alderman for part, and Salomon Basing for part.
1217.
The second sheriffes, Thomas Bokerell, Raphe Eiland. Ma
ior, Serle Mercer.
1218.
The third Sheriffes, Iohn Viel, Iohn le Spicer. Maior, Serle
Mercer
.
The forrest of Middlesex, and the waren of Stanes, were this year disasorested.
1219.
The fourth Sheriffes, Richard Wimbledon, Iohn Viel. Maior, Sorle Mercer.
1220.
The fift sheriffes, Richard Renger, Iohn Viel. Maior, Serle Mercer.
1221.
The sixt sheriffes, Richard Renger, Thomas Lambart. Maior, Serle Mercer.
1222.
The seuenth sheriffes, Richard Rengar, Thomas Lambart. Ma
ior, Serle Mercer.
Constantine Fitz Alulf raised great troubles in this cittie, and
was hanged with his Nephew and other.
1223.
The eight sheriffes, Iohn Trauars, Andrew Bokerell. Maior,
Richard Rengar.
1224.
The ninth sheriffes, Iohn Trauars, Andrew Bokerell. Maior,
Richard Rengar.
The King graunted to the communaltie of London, to haue a
common seale.
1225.
The tenth sheriffes, Roger Duke, Martin Fitz William. Maior
Richard Rengar.
1226.
The eleuenth sheriffes, Roger Duke, Martin Eitz William. M.
Richard Renger.
This yeare the King confirmed to the cittizens of London, frée
waren or libertie to hunt a certaine circuite about the citie, in the wa
ren of Stanes, &c. And also that the cittizens of London should passe
tole-frée throughout all England, & that the keddles (or weres) in the
riuer of Thames, and midway should bée plucked vp and destroyed
for euer, &c.
1227.
The twelfth sheriffes, Stephen Bokerell, Henry Cocham.
Maior, Roger Duke.
The

Temporall gouernment.
421
1228.
The 13. Sheriffes, Stephen Bokerell, Henry Cocham. Mayor
Roger Ducke.
1229.
The 14. Sheriffes, William Winchester, Robert Fitz Iohn.
Mayor Roger Ducke.
1230.
The 15. Sheriffes, Richard Walter, Iohn de Woborne. Maior
Roger Ducke.
1231.
The 16. Sheriffes, Michael S. Helan. Walter de Buffell. Ma
ior. Andrew Bokerell Peperar.
1232.
The 17. Sheriffes, Henry de Edmonton, Gerard Bat. M. An
drew Bokerell
Peperar.
1233.
The 18. Sheriffes, Simon Fitz Mary, Roger Blunt. M. Andrew
Bokerell
. Peperar.
1234.
The 19. Sheriffes, Raphe Ashwye, Iohn Norman. M. An
drew Bokerell
Peperar.
1235.
The 20. Sheriffes, Gerard Bat, Richard Hardle. M. Andrew
Bokerell
Peperar.
This yeare Walter Brune citizen of London, and Rosia his wife,
founded S. Mary Spittle without Bishops gate.
1236.
The 21. Sheriffes, Henry Cocham, Iordan of Couentry. M.
Andrew Bokerell Peperar.
1237.
The 22. Sheriffes, Iohn Toloson, Gerueis the Cordwaynar. M.
Andrew Bokerell Peperar.
1238.
The 23. Sheriffes, Iohn Codras, Iohn Wilhall. M. Ri. Rengar.
1239.
The 24. Sheriffes, Roger Bongey, Raphe Ashwy. M. William
loyner
.
This Wil.Ioyner, builded the quier of the Gray Fryers church
in London, and became a lay brother of that house.
1240.
The 25. Sheriffes, Iohn Gisors, Michell Tony. M. Gerard
Bat
.
This yeare, Aldermen of London were chosen, and chaunged
yearely, but that order lasted not long.
1241.
The 26. Sheriffes, Thomas Duresme, Iohn Viel. M. Roger
Bongy
.5
1242.
The 27. Sheriffes, Iohn Fitz Iohn, Raphe Ashwy. M. Roger
Longey
.6
1243.
The 28. Sheriffes, Hugh Blunt, Adam Basing. M. Raphe
Ashwy
.
Ee3
The

422
Temporall gouernment.
1244.
The 29. sheriffes, Raphe Foster, Nicholas Bat. Maior, Mi
chael Tony
.
1245.
The 30. sheriffes, Robert of Cornhil, Adam of Bomtley. Maior,
Iohn Gisors Peperar.
1246.
The 31. sheriffes, Simon Frowicke, Lawrence Fitz Marie.7 M.
Iohn Gisors, Peperar.
1247.
The 32. sheriffes, Iohn Viel, Nicholas Bat. Maior, Peter Fitz
Alwin
.
1248.
1249.
1250.
The 35. sheriffes, Humfrey Bas, William Fitz Richard. Maior,
Iohn Norman.
The King graunted that the Maior should bée presented to the
Barrons of the Exchecquer, and they should admit him.
1251.
The 36. sheriffes, Lawrence Frowicke, Nicholas Bas. Maior,
Adam Basing.
1252.
The 37. sheriffes, William Durham, Thomas Wimborne. M.
Iohn Tolason Draper.
The liberties of this citie were seized, the Maior charged that hée
looked not to the sise of bread.
1253.
The 38. sheriffes, Iohn Northampton, Richard Pickard. Maior,
Richard Hardell Draper.
1254.
The 39. sheriffes, Raphe Ashwie, Robert of Limon. Maior, Ri
chard Hardell
Draper.
1255.
The 40. sheriffes, Stephen Doo, Henry Walmond, Richard
Hardle
Draper.
The Maior, diuers Aldermen, and the sheriffes of London, were
depriued, and other placed in their roomes.
1256.
The 41. sheriffes, Michaell Bockerill, Iohn the Minor, Maior,
Richard Hardle Draper.
1257.
The 42. sheriffes, Richard Owel, William Ashwie. Maior, Ri
chard Hardle
Draper.
The

Temporall gouernment.
423
The King caused the walles of this cittie to be repaired and made
with bulwarkes.
1258.
The 43. sheriffes, Robert Cornhill, Iohn Adrian. Maior, Ri
chard Hardle
Draper.
1259.
The 44. sheriffes, Iohn Adrian, Robert Cornhill. Maior, Iohn
Gisors
Peperar.
1260.
The 45. sheriffes, Adam Browning, Henry Couentrie. Maior,
William Fitz Richard.
1261.
1262.
The 47. sheriffes, Iohn Tailor, Richard Walbrooke. Maior,
Thomas Fitz Richard.
1263.
The Cittizens of London fortified the cittie with yron chaines,
drawne thwart their stréetes.
1265.
The chaines and postes in London were plucked vp, the Maior
and principall Cittizens committed to ward, and Othen Constable
of the Tower, was made Custos of the Citie, &c.
1266.
The 51. sheriffes, Iohn Hind, Iohn Walrauen. Maior, William
Richards
.8
The Earle of Glocester entered the cittie with an armie, and
therein builded bulwarkes, cast trenches, &c.
1268.
A varience fell in London between the Goldsmiths and the Tai
lors
, where through many men were slaine.
Ee4
The

424
Temporall Gouernment.
1269.
1270.
The 55. Sheriffes, Walter Potter, Philip Tailor. M. Iohn A
drian
Uintoner.12
1271.
The 56. Sheriffes, Gregorie Roksley, Henry Waleys. M. Iohn
Adrian
Uintoner.
The stéeple of Bowe Church in Cheape, fell downe, and slew ma
ny people.
1272.
The 57. Sheriffes, Richard Paris, Iohn de Wodeley. M. S. Wal
ter Haruy
. Custus, H. Frowicke Peperar, for part of that yeare.

King Edward the first, began his raigne, the 16.
of Nouember. 1272
.

1273.
The 1. Sheriffes, Iohn Horne, Walter Potter. M. Sir Walter
Haruy
Knight.
1274.
1275.
The 3. Sheriffes, Lucas Batecorte, Henry Frowicke. M. Gre
gory Roksley
: chéefe Say maister of all the Kings Mints, through
out England: and kéeper of the Kings Exchange.
1276.
The 4. Sheriffes, Iohn Horne, Raphe Blunt. Mayor, Gregory
Roksley
.
1277.
1278.
The 6. Sheriffes, Iohn Adrian, Walter Langley. M. Gregory
Roksley
.
1279.
1280.
The 8. Sheriffes, Thomas Fox, Raphe Delamere. M. Gregory
Roksley
.
1281.
This William Farindon Goldsmith, one of the Sheriffes, was
father to Nicholas Farindon: Of these two, Farindon Warde
tooke that name.
1282.
This

Gouernment temporall
425
This Henry Walleis builded the Tunne vpon Cornhill to bee a
prison, and the stocks to be a market house.
1283.
1284.
The 12. Sheriffes, Iordane Goodcheape, Martin Box. Maior,
Henry Walleis.
Lawrence Ducket Goldsmith, murdred in Bowe church, and
the murtherers hanged.
1285.
The 13. Sheriffes, Stephen Cornhill, Robert Roksley. Mayor,
Gregory Roksley. Custus, Raphe Sandwitch, and Iohn Bri
ton
.
It was ordained, that Millars should haue but one halfe penney
for a quarter of Wheate grinding, and the great water conduit in
Cheape
, was begun to be made.
1286.
The 14. Sheriffes, Walter Blunt, Iohn Wade. C. Raphe
Sandwitche
.
Wheate was sold at Lon. for 16. pence, and for 12. pence the quarter.
1287.
The 15. Sheriffes. Thomas Cros. Walter Hawtoune. C. Raphe
Sandwitche
.
1288.
1289.
This yeare a subsidie was graunted, for the reparations of Lon
don Bridge
.
1290.
The 18. Sheriffes, Falke S. Edmond, Salamon le Sotell. C. Sir
Iohn Birton
knight.
1291.
1292.
The 20. Sheriffes, Raphe Blunt, Hamo. Box. C. Raphe Sand
witch
.
1293.
The 21. Sheriffes, Henry Bole, Elias Russell. C Raphe Sand
witch
.
Thrée men had their right hands cut off, at the Standerd in
Cheape
, for rescuing of a prisoner, arrested by a Sergeant of Lon
don
.
The

426
Temporall gouernmen.
1295.
1296.
This yeare all the liberties of the cittie were restored, the maio
raltie excepted.
1297.
1298.
The 26. Sheriffes, Richard Refham, Thomas Sely. Maior,
Henry Walleis.
Certaine cittizens of London brake vp the Tunne vppon Corn
hill
, and tooke out prisoners, for the which they were greeuously pu
nished.
1299.
The 27. Sheriffes, Iohn Armenter, Henry Fingene. Maior, E
lias Russell
.
1300.
The 28. Sheriffes, Lucas de Hauering, Richard Champs. Ma
ior, Elias Russell.
1301.
The 29. Sheriffes, Robert Callor, Peter de Bosenho. Maior, S.
Iohn Blunt
Knight.
1302.
The 30. Sheriffes, Hugh Pourt, Simon Paris. Maior, Sir
Iohn Blunt
.
1303.
1304.
Geffrey de Hertilepole Alderman, was elected to be Recorder
of London, and tooke his oath, and was appoynted to weare his ap
parrell as an Alderman.
1305.
1306.
The 34. Sheriffes, Geffrey Cundute, Simon Bilet. C. Iohn Blunt.16
Seacoale was forbidden to be burned in London, Southwarke, &c.

Edward the second began his raigne the 7. of Iuly, the yeare
of Chriſt
1307.

1307.
The first Sheriffe, Nicholas Pigot, Nigellus Drury. Maior, Sir
Iohn Blunt
.
The

Temporall gouernment.
427
1308.
The second Sheriffes, William Basing, Iames Botenar. Maior,
Nicholas Farindon Goldsmith.
1309.
The third Sheriffes, Roger le Paumer, Iames of S. Edmond.
Maior, Thomas Romaine.
1310.
The fourth Sheriffes, Simon de Corpe, Peter Blakney. Maior,
Richard Reffam Mercer.
The King commaunded the Maior and Communaltie, to make
the wall of London, from Ludgate to Fléetebridge, and from thence
to the Thames.
1311.
The fift Sheriffes, Simon Merwod, Richard Wilford. Maior,
Sir Iohn Gisors Peperar.
Order was taken, that Merchant strangers should sell their wares
within fortie daies after their arriuall, or else the same to bée forfei
ted.
1312.
The sixt Sheriffes, Iohn Lambin, Adam Lutken. Maior, Sir
Iohn Gisors
Peperar.
1313.
The seuenth Sheriffes, Robert Gurden, Hugh Garton. Maior,
Nicholas Farindon Goldsmith.
Prices set on victuals, a fat stalled oxe foure & twentie shillings, a
fat mutton twentie pence, a fat goose two pence halfe penny, a fat ca
pon two pence, a fat hen one penny, two chickens one penny, thrée
pigeons one penny, twentie foure egges one penny, &c.
1314.
The eight Sheriffes, Stephen Abingdon, Hamond Chigwell.
Maior, Sir Iohn Gisors Peperar.
Famine and mortallitie of people, so that the quicke might vn
nethe burie the dead. Horse flesh and dogges flesh was good meate.
1315.
The nine Sheriffes, Hamond Goodchape, William Bodelay.
Maior, Stephen Abendon.
1316.
The tenth Sheriffes, William Canston, Raphe Balancer. Ma
ior, Iohn Wingraue. An early Haruest, a buschell of wheat that had
béen solde for ten shillings, was now sold for ten pence, &c.
1317.
The eleuenth Sheriffes, Iohn Prior, William Furneis. Maior,
Iohn Wingraue.
Such a murren of kine, that dogges and rauens that fed on them
were poysoned.
1318.
The twelfth Sheriffes, Iohn Pontell, Iohn Dalling. Maior,
Iohn Wingraue.
1319.
The 13. Sheriffes, Simon Abindon, Iohn Preston. M. Hamond
Chickwell

428
Temporall gouernment.
Chickwell Peperar.17
Iohn Gisors late Mayor of London, and many other citizens fled
the citie, for things laid to their charge.
1320.
The 14. sheriffes, Renauld at Conduit, William Produn. M.
Nicholas Farendon Goldsmith.
1321.
The 15. sheriffes, Richard Constantine, Richard Hackney. M.
Hamond Chickwell, Peperar.18
1322.
The 16. sheriffes, Iohn Grantham, Richard Elie. M. Hamond
Chickwell
Peperar.19
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1323.
The 17. sheriffes, Adam of Salisbury, Iohn of Oxford. M. Ni
cholas Farindon
Goldsmith.
Of this Nicholas Farindon, and of William Farindon his father,
reade more in Farindon Warde.
1324.
The 18. sheriffes, Benet of Fulham, Iohn Cawson. M. Hamond
Chickwell
Peperar.20
1325.
The 19. sheriffes, Gilbert Mordon, Iohn Cotton. M. Hamond
Chickwell
Peperar.21
The Citizens of London tooke the Bishop of Excester, and cut off
his head, at the standert in Cheape.
1326.
The 20. sheriffes, Richard Rothing, Roger Chaunteclere. M.
Richard Britaine Goldsmith.22
This Richard Rothing, is said, to new build the Parish church of
S. Iames
, at Garlike Hithe.

Edward the third, began his raigne, the 25. of Ianuarie,
the yeare 1326
.

This King Edward graunted, that the Mayor should be Iustice
for the Gaile deliuery at Newgate, that the Citizens of London
should not bee constrained to goe out of the Citie of London to any
warre. More, hee granted, that the liberties and franchesies of the
citie, shuld not after this time, for any cause, be taken into the kings
hands, &c.
1327.
The 1. sheriffes, Henry Darcie, Iohn Hauten. Mayor. Hamond
Chickwell
Peperar.23
This yeare, the Walles of London were repaired.
1328.
The

Temporall Gouernment.
429
1329.
The third sheriffes, Richard Lazar, William Gisors. Maior, Ri
chard Swandland
.
This yeare, the King kept a great Iusting in Cheape, betwixt
Sopers lane and the great crosse.
1330.
The fourth sheriffes, Robert of Elie, Thomas Whorwode. M.
Sir Iohn Pultney Draper.
1331.
The fift sheriffes. Iohn Mocking, Andrew Auberie. Maior.
Sir Iohn Pultney Draper.
1332.
The sixt sheriffes, Nicholas Pike, Iohn Husbond. Maior, Iohn
Preston
Draper.24
This yeare was founded Elsings Spittle, by William Elsing
Mercer, that became first Prior of that Hospitall.
1333.
The seuenth sheriffes, Iohn Hamond, William Hansard. Maior,
Sir Iohn Pultney Draper.
1This text is the corrected text. The original is 4 ()334.
The eight sheriffes, Iohn Hingstone, Walter Turke. Maior,
Reginald at Conduct Uintoner.
1335.
The ninth sheriffes, Walter Motdon, Richard Vpton. Maior,
Nicholas Wotton.25
1336.
The tenth sheriffes, Iohn Clarke, William Curtes. Maior, Sir
Iohn Pultney
Draper.
1337.
The eleuenth sheriffes, Walter Nele, Nicholas Crane. Maior
Henry Darcy.
Walter Nele Bladesmith, gaue lands to the repairing of the high
waies about London.
1338.
The twelfth sheriffes, William Pomfret, Hugh Marbeler. Ma
ior Henry Darcy.
1339.
The thirtéenth sheriffes, William Thorney, Roger Frosham. M.
Andrew Auburie Grocer.26
1340.
The fouretéenth sheriffes, Adam Lucas, Bartilmew Maris. Ma
ior, Andrew Aubery Grocer.27
1341.
The fiftéenth sheriffes, Richard de Barking, Iohn de Rokesley.
Maior, Iohn of Oxenford Uintoner.
1342.
The sixtéenth sheriffes, Iohn Loueken, Richard Riflingbury. M.
Simon Francis Mercer.
The price of Gascone wines at London, not to bee solde aboue
foure pence the gallon, and Reinish wine sixe pence the gallon.
The

This text is the corrected text. The original is 436430
Temporall gouernment.
1343.
The 17. sheriffes, Iohn Steward, Iohn Aylesham. M. Iohn Ha
mond
.
1344.
The 18. sheriffes, Geffrey Wichingham, Thomas Leg. M. Iohn
Hamond
.
1345.
1346.
1347.
The 21, sheriffes, Adam Brapsen, Richard Bas. M. Tho. Leggy
Skinner.
King Edward wonne Callis from the French.
1348.
The 22. sheriffes. Henry Picaid, Simon Dolseby. M. Iohn Loue
ken
Fishmoonger.28
A great pest. Sir Walter Manny Knight, founded the Charter
house
by smithfield, to be a buriall for the dead.
1349.
The 23. sheriffes, Adam of Bury. Raphe of Lym. M. Walter
Turke
Fishmoonger.
1350.
1351.
The 25. sheriffes, Iohn Wrothe, Gilbert of Stenineshorp. M.
Andrew Aubury Grocer.29
1352.
The 26. sheriffes, Iohn Peche, Iohn Stotley. M. Adam Frauncis
Mercer.
This Mayor procured an act of Parliament, that no knowne
whore, should weare an hoode, or attire on her head, except reied, or
striped cloth of diuers colours, &c.
1353.
The 27. sheriffes, William Wilde, Iohn Little. M. Adam Fran
cis
, Mercer.
This Adam Francis, was one of the founders of the Colledge in
Guildhall chappell, &c. Henry Frauncis was the other.
1This text is the corrected text. The original is 2 ()354
The 28. sheriffes, William Totingham, Richard Smelt. Mayor
Thomas Leggy Skinner.
Aldermen of London, were vsed to be changed yearely, but now
it was ordained, that they should not be remooued, without some spe
ciall cause.
1355.
The 29. sheriffes, Walter Forster, Thomas Brandon. M. Simon
Francis
mercer.
The

Temporall Gouernment.
This text is the corrected text. The original is 436431
1356.
The 30. sheriffes, Richard Notingham, Thomas Dossell. M.
Henry Picard, Uintoner.
This Henry Picard, feasted the kings of England, of France, Ci
pres
, and Scots, with other great estates, all in one day.
This text is the corrected text. The original is 8 ()1357.
The 31. sheriffes, Stephen Candish, Bartilmew Frostling.
Mayor, sir Iohn Stody Uintoner.
This Iohn Stody gaue tenements to the Uintoners in London,
for reléefe of the poore of that company.
1358.
The 32. sheriffes, Iohn Barnes, Iohn Buris. Maior Iohn Louekin
Stockfishmoonger.
1359.
The 33. sheriffes, Simon of Benington, Iohn of Chichister. M.
Simon Dolseby Grocer.
1360.
The 34. sheriffes, Iohn Denis, Walter Berny. M. Iohn Wroth
Fishmoonger.
1361.
The 35. sheriffes, William Holbech, Iames Tame. Maior Iohn
Peche
Fishmoonger.
1This text is the corrected text. The original is 4 ()362.
The 36. sheriffes, Iohn of S. Albons, Iames Andrew. M. Stephen
Gondish
Draper.
1363.
The 37. sheriffes, Richard Croyden, Iohn Litoft, M. Iohn Not
Peperar.
1364.
The 38. sheriffes, Iohn de Mitford, Simon de Mordon. Mayor
Adam of Bury Skinner.
1365.
The This text is the corrected text. The original is 2 (KL)39. sheriffes, Iohn Bukulsworth, Thomas Ireland. Mayor,
Iohn Louekin Fishmoonger,30 and Adam of Bury Skinner.
1366.
The 40. sheriffes, Iohn Warde, Thomas of Lee. M. Iohn Lof
kin
, Fishmoonger.31
1367.
The 41. sheriffes, Iohn Turngold, William Dykeman. Mayor
Iames Andrew Draper.
1368.
The 42. sheriffes, Robert Cordeler, Adam Wimondham. Ma
ior, Simon Mordon, Stockfishmoonger.
This yeare, Wheate was solde for 2. shillings 6. pence the bushel.
1369
The 43. sheriffes, Iohn Piel, Hugh Holdich. M. Io. Chichester
Goldsmith.
1370.
The 44. sheriffes, William Walworth, Robert Geyton. M. Iohn
Barnes
, Mercer.
The

432
Temporall gouernment.
1371.
The 45. Sheriffes, Adam Staple, Robert Hatfield. Maior,
Iohn Barnes Mercer.
This Iohn Barnes gaue a chest with thrée lockes, and one thou
sand Marke to be lent to poore young men.
1372.
The 46. sheriffes, Iohn Philpot, Nicholas Brembar. Maior,
Iohn Piel. Mercer.
1373.
The 47. Sheriffes, Iohn Aubury, Iohn Fished, Maior, Adam
of Bury
Skinner.
1374.
The 48. sheriffes, Richard Lions, William Woodhouse. Maior,
William Walworth Fishmonger.
1375.
The 49. sheriffes, Iohn Hadley, Wiliam Newport. Maior,
Iohn Ward Grocer.
1376.
The 50. sheriffes, Iohn Northampton, Robert Laund. Maior,
Adam Staple Mercer.
The Londoners ment to haue slaine Iohn Duke of Lancaster:
Adam Staple Maior put downe, and Nicholas Bremban elected.
Also the Aldermen were deposed, and other set in their places.

Richard the second beganne his raigne, the 21. of Iune, in
the yeare 1377
.

1377.
The first sheriffes, Nicholas Twiford, Andrew Pikeman. Ma
ior, Sir Nicholas Brembar. Grocer.
Iohn Philpot a cittizen of London, sent shippes to the sea, and
scoured it of Pirates, taking many of them prisoners.
1378.
The second sheriffes, Iohn Boseham, Thomas Cornwalis. Ma
ior, Sir Iohn Philpot Grocer.
This Sir Iohn Philpot gaue to the cittie, lands for the finding of
thirtéene poore people for euer.
1379.
The third sheriffes, Iohn Helisdon, William Barrat. Ma. Iohn
Hadley
Grocer.
1380.
The fourth sheriffes, Walter Doget, William Knightcoate. M.
William Walworth Fishmonger.
This William Walworth arrested Wat Tiler the rebel, and was
knighted. Hee increased the Parish church of Saint Michaell in
Crooked lane, and founded there a colledge. Other Aldermen were
also knighted for their seruice in the field.
The

Temporall Gouernments.
433
1381.
The 5. sheriffes Iohn Rote, Iohn Hend, M. Iohn Northamp
ton
Draper.
1382.
The 6. sheriffes Adam Bamme, Iohn Sely. M. Iohn Nor
thampton
Draper.
1383.
The 7. sheriffes Simon Winchcombe, Iohn More. M. sir Ni
colas Brembar
Grocer, Iohn Northampton late Mayor of Lon
don
, was committed to perpetuall prison, and his goods confiscated.
1384.
The 8. sheriffes Nicholas Expton, Iohn French: M. Sir
Nicholas Brembar
Grocer, knighted with William Walworth.
1385.
The 9. sheriffes Iohn Organ, Iohn Churchman. M. sir Nicho
las Brembar
Grocer: the foresaid Iohn Churchman, now builded
the Custome hoThis text is the corrected text. The original is n (KL)use néere to the Tower of London, and did many
other works for the commodity of this city.
1386.
The 10. sheriffes, William Stondone, William More, M.
Nicholas Exton Fishmonger. This yeare the Citizens of Lon
don
fearing the French, pulled downe houses néere about their ci
tie, repaired their wals, and clensed their ditches &c.
1387.
The 11. sheriffes William Venor, Hugh Forstalfe, M. Ni
cholas Exton
Fishmonger, sir Nicholas Brember, late Mayor of
London, was this yeare beheaded.
1388.
The 12. Thomas Austin, Adam Carlhul, M. Nicholas Tui
ford
Goldsmith, knighted with William Walworth.
1389.
The 13. sheriffes Iohn Walcot, Iohn Louenay, M. William
Venor
Grocer.
1390.
The 14. sheriffes Iohn Francis, Thomas Viuent, M. Adam
Bamme
Goldsmith: this Adam Bammer prouided from beyond
the seas Corne in great aboundance, so that the Citie was able to
serue the countrie.
1391.
The 15. sheriffes Iohn Shadworth, Henry Vamer, M. Iohn
Hend
Draper: this Mayor was for displeasure taken, sent to
Windsor Castle, and the king made Wardens of the citie. &c.
1392.
The 16. sheriffes Gilbert Maghfield, Thomas Newington,
M. William Stondon Grocer,
1393.
The 17. sheriffes Drew Barentin, Richarde Whitington, M.
Iohn Hadley Grocer: Farington warde was by Parliament ap
pointed to be deuided into two wardes, to witte, infra & extra.
1394.
The 18. sheriffes VVilliam Brainston, Thomas Knoles, M.
Ff
Iohn

434
Temporall Gouernments.
Iohn Froshe Mercer.
1395.
The 19. sheriffes Roger Elles, VVilliam Seuenoke, M. Wil
liam More
Uintner.
1396.
The 20. sheriffes Thomas Wilford, William Parker, M. A
dam Bamme
Goldsmith.
1397.
The 21. sheriffes Iohn VVodcoke, VVillam Askam, M.
Richard VVhitington Mercer.
1398.
The 22. sheriffes Iohn VVade, Iohn VVarnar, M. Drew
Barentin
Goldsmith.

Henrie the fourth began his raigne the 29. of Septemb. the yeare 1399.

1399.
THe 1. sheriffes VVilliam VValdern, VVilliam Hende, M. Thomas Knoles Grocer.
1400.
The 2. sheriffes Iohn Wakel, William Ebot, M. Iohn Fran
cis
Goldsmith.
1401.
The 3. sheriffes, William Venor, Iohn Fremingham, M. Iohn Shadworth, Mercer. The conduite vpon Cornhill was this yeare made of an old prison house called the Tunne.
1402.
The 4. sheriffes, Richard Marlow, Robert Chicheley, M. Iohn VValcote Draper.
1403.
The 5. sheriffes, Thomas Falconer, Thomas Poole, M. William Ascham Fishmonger.
1404.
The 6. sheriffes, William Bouth, Stephen Spilman, M. Iohn Hend Draper. This Iohn Hend was a new builder of the parish Church called S. Swithen by London stone.
1405.
The 7. sheriffes Henry Barton, William Grome, M. Iohn Wodcocke Mercer, this Maior caused all the Weres in the ri
uer of Thames
, from Stanes to the riuer of Medway to bee de
stroyed, and the Trinkes to bée burned &c.
1406.
The 8. sheriffes, Nicholas Wooton, Gefferey Brooke, M. Richard Whitington, Mercer. This yeare a great pestilence in London tooke away more then 30000. people.
1407.
The 9. sheriffes Henry Pontfrackt, Henry Halton, M. Wiliam Stondon Grocer.
1408.
The 10. sheriffes Thomas Ducke, William Norton, M. Drew
Ba-

Temporall Gouernments.
435
Barentine Goldsmith, This Drew Barentine builded a part of the Goldsmithes hall, and gaue them landes.
1409.
The 11. sheriffes, Iohn Law, William Chichley, M. Richard Marlow Ironmonger, A great play at Skinners well, which la
sted eight dayes, & was of matter from the creation of the worlde: the most part of all the great Estates of England were there to behold it.
1410.
The 12. sheriffes, Iohn Penne, Thomas Pike, M, Tho
mas Knoles
Grocer. This Thomas Knoles began a new to build the Guild hall in London &c.
1411.
The 13, sheriffes, Iohn Raynwel, William Cotton. M. Ro
bert Chicheley
Grocer,
1412.
The 14. sheriffes, Ralph Louinhinde, William Seuenoke, M. William Waldren, Mercer.

Henry the fift began his raigne the 20. of March, the yeare 1412.

1413.
THe 1. sheriffes, Iohn Sutton, Iohn Michel, M. William Gro
mar
Draper, Sir Iohn Oldcastle assembled a great power, in Ficquetes fielde by London, which power was ouercome and taken by the king and his power.
1414.
The 2. sheriffes, Iohn Michel, Thomas Allen, M. Tho
mas Falconer
Mercer, this Maior caused the Postern called More gate to be builded, and he lent to the king 10000. markes vpon Iewels, &c.
1415.
The 3. sheriffes William Cambridge, Allin Euerard M. Ni
cholas Wotton
Draper.
1416.
The 4. sheriffes Robert Whitington, Iohn Couentrie, M. Hen
rie Barton
Skinner. This Henry Barton ordayned Lanthorns with lightes to be hanged out on the Winter eueninges.
1417.
The 5. sheriffes Henry Read, Iohn Gidney, M. Richarde Marlow Ironmonger.
1418.
The 6. sheriffes Iohn Brian, Ralph Barton, Iohn Parnesse, M. William Seuenoke. This William Seuenoke, founded in the towne of Seuenoke a freeschoole, and almes houses for the poore.
1419.
The 7. sheriffes, Rob. Whitington, Iohn Butler, M. Richarde Whitington Mercer, this Maior founded Whitington Colledge.
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The 8

436
Temporall Gouernments.
1420.
The 8. sheriffe Iohn Butler, Iohn Wels, M. William Cam
bridge
Grocer.
1421.
The 9. sheriffes Richarde Gosseline, William Weston, M. Robert Chichley Grocer. This Maior gaue one plot of ground, thereupon to build the parish church of S. Stephen vppon Wal
brooke
.

Henry the sixt began his raigne the 31. of Auguſt, the yeare 1422.

1422.
THe first sheriffes, VVilliam Eastfielde, Robert Totar
sall
, M. VVilliam Waldern Mercer. This yeare the west gate of London was begun to be new builded by the Executors of Richard Whitington.
1423.
The 2. sheriffes, Nicholas Iames, Thomas VVindford M. William Cromer Draper.
1424.
The 3. sheriffes, Symon Seman, Iohn Bywater, M. Iohn Michell Fishmonger.
1425.
The 4. sheriffes, William Milreth, Iohn Brokell, M. Iohn Couentrie Mercer.
1426.
The 5. sheriffes, Iohn Arnolde, Iohn Higham, M. Iohn Reynwell, Fishmonger. This Maior gaue Tenements to the Cittie for the discharge of thrée wards in London for fiftéenes &c.
1427.
The 6. sheriffes, Henry Frowicke, Robert Otley, M. Iohn Gidney Draper.
1428.
The 7. sheriffes, Thomas Duffehouse, Iohn Abbot. M. Henry Berton Skinner.
1429.
The 8. sheriffes, VVilliam Russe, Ralph Holland, M. William Eastfield Mercer. Ralph Holland gaue to impotent poore 120. l. to prisoners 80. l. to Hospitals 40. l. &c.
1430.
The 9. sheriffes, Walter Chartesey, Robert Large, M. Ni
cholas Wotton
, Draper, Walter Chartesey Draper, gaue to the poore 100. l. besides 20. l. to the Hospitals. &c.
1431
The 10, sheriffes, Iohn Aderley, Stephen Browne M. Iohn VVels Grocer. This Iohn Wels a great benefactor to the new building of the Chappell by the Guilde Hall, and of his goods the Standarde in west Cheape was made.
1432.
The 11 sheriffes, Iohn Olney, Iohn Paddesley, M. Iohn Par
neis

Temporall Gouernment.
437
neis Fishmonger
1433.
The 12. sheriffes, Thomas Chalton, Iohn Ling, M. Iohn Brokle Draper.
1434.
The 13. sheriffes, Thomas Barnewell, Symon Eyre, M. Ro
ger Oteley
Grocer.
1435.
The 14. sheriffes, Thomas Catworth, Robert Clopton, M. Henry Frowicke Mercer.
1This text is the corrected text. The original is 3 ()436.
The 15. sheriffes, Thomas Morsted, William Gregorie M. Iohn Michell Fishmonger.
1437.
The 16. sheriffes, William Hales, William Chapman, M. sir William Eastfield Mercer this sir William Eastfield knight of the Bath, a great benefactor to the water Conduites.
1438.
The 17. sheriffes Hugh Diker, Nicholas Yoo, M. Stephen Browne Grocer. Wheate solde for thrée shillinges the Bushell: but this man sent into Prusia, & caused to be brought from thence certaine ships laden with Rie, which did great releefe.
1439
The 18. sheriffes, Philip Malpas, Robert Marshall, M. Ro
bert Largo
Mercer, Philip Malpas at his decease gaue 120. l. to poore prisoners, and euery yeare for 5. yeares, 400. shirtes, and smockes, 40. payre of shéetes, and 150. gowns of frise, to the poore, to poore maides marriages 100. markes, to high waies 100. markes, and to 500. poore people in London euery one six shil
linges, eight pence &c.
1440
The 19. sheriffes, Iohn Sutton, VVilliam Wetinhall, M. Iohn Paddesley Goldsmith, maister of the Wirkes of money in the Tower of London.
1441
The 20. sheriffes, VVilliam Combis, Richard Rich, M. Ro
bert Clopton
Draper.
1442
The 21. sheriffes, Thomas Beamont, Richarde Morden, M. Iohn Hatherley Ironmonger.
1443.
The 22. sheriffes, Nicholas Wilforde, Iohn Norman, M. Thomas Catworth Grocer.
1444.
The 23. sheriffes, Stephen Forstar, Hugh Wich M. Henry Frowicke Mercer, this year Powles steeple was fired with light
ning; and hardly quenched.
1445.
24. sheriffes, Iohn Darby, Godfrey Filding, M. Symon Eyre Draper, this Symon Eyre builded the Leaden hall in Lon
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don,

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Temporall Gouernment.
don, to bée a common garner for the citie &c.
1446.
The 25. sheriffes, Robert Horne, Godfrey Bolaine, M. Iohn Olney Mercer.
1447.
The 26. sheriffes, William Abraham, Thomas Scot. M. Iohn Sidney Draper.
1448
The 27. sheriffes, William Catlow, VVilliam Marcow, M. Stephen Brown Grocer.
1449
The 28, sheriffes, William Hulin, Thomas Canninges M. Thomas Chalton Mercer. This yeare Iacke Cade a Rebell of Kent, came to London, entered the citie &c.
1450
The 29. sheriffes, Iohn Middleton, William Deere, Maior, Nicholas Wilforde Grocer. Souldiers made a fray against the Maior, the same day he tooke his charge at Westminster.
1451
The 30. sheriffes, Mathew Phillip, Christopher VVarton, M. VVilliam Gregorie Skinner.
1452
The 31. sheriffes, Richard Lee, Richard Alley, M. Godfrey Filding Mercer. This yeare was a great fray at the Wrastling.
1453.
The 32. sheriffes, Iohn Waldron, Thomas Cooke, M. Iohn Norman Draper. This Iohn Norman was the first Maior that was rowed to Westminster by water: for before that time they rode on horse backe.
1454.
The 33. sheriffes, Iohn Field, VVilliam Taylor, M. Stephē Forstar Fishmonger. This Stephen Forstar enlarged Ludgate, for the case of prisoners there. &c.
1This text is the corrected text. The original is 3 ()455.
The 34. sheriffes, Iohn Yong, Thomas Olgraue M. Wil
liam Marrow
, Grocer. The Mercers seruantes in London, made a riote vpon the Lombardes and other strangers.
1456.
The 35. sheriffes, Iohn Stewarde, Ralph Verney, M. Tho
mas Caning
Grocer.
1457.
The 36. sheriffes, VVilliam Edwardes, Thomas Reiner, M. Godfrey Boloine Mercer. This Godfrey Boline gaue 1000. l. to poore householders in London &c.
1458.
The 37. sheriffes, Ralph Ioceline, Richard Medham, M. Thomas Scot Draper.
1459.
The 38. sheriffes, Iohn Plommar, Iohn Stockar, M. VVil
liam Hulin
Fishmonger.
1460
The 39. sheriffes, Richard Fleming, Iohn Lambarde, M.
Richard

Temporall Gouernment.
439
Richard Lee Grocer.

Edward the fourth began his raigne the fourth of March, in the yeare 1460. after the account of the church of England.

1461.
THe first sheriffes, George Ireland, Iohn Locke, M. Hugh VVitch Mercer.
1462.
The 2. sheriffes, VVilliam Hampton, Bartlemew Iames, M Thomas Cooke Draper made knight of the Bath in the fift of Edward the fourth, and had great troubles after.
1463
The 3. sheriffes, Robert Basset, Thomas Muschampe, Maior Mathew Phillip Goldsmith, made knight of the Bath, the fift of Edward the fourth, and after in the field the tenth of Edward the fourth.
1464.
The 4. sheriffes, Iohn Tate, Iohn Stone, M. Ralph Ioceline Draper, knight of the Bath, and also in the fielde.
1465.
The 5. sheriffes, Henry Wauer, William Constantine, M. Ralph Verney Mercer, Henry VVauer one of the sheriffes, made knight of the Bath.
1466.
The 6. sheriffes, Iohn Brown, Henry Brice, M. Iohn Yong Grocer, made knight in the fielde. This yeare began the trobles of Sir Thomas Cooke, and of other Alderman, as yee may reade in my Summarie.
1467.
The 7. sheriffes, Thomas Stalbroke, Humphrey Heyford, M. Thomas Olgraue Skinner.
1468.
The 8. sheriffes, Symon Smith, William Hariote, M. Willi
am Tayler
Grocer. This Maior gaue Tenementes to discharge Cordwainer streete ward of fiftéenes.
1469
The 9. sheriffes, Richarde Gardener, Robert Drope M. Richarde Lee Grocer. This yere the Tower of London, being deliuered to the Maior and his Brethren, they deliuered king H. from thence.
1470.
The 10. sheriffes, Sir Iohn Crosbie, Iohn Warde. Maior, Sir Iohn Stokton Mercer. Thomas the Bastard Fauconbridge with a riotous company set vpon this cittie, at Aldgate, Bishops
gate
the Bridge &c. and I2. Aldermen with the Recorder were
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knighted

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Temporall Gouernment.
knighted in the fielde by Edwarde the fourth to wit Iohn Stok
ton
Maior, Ralph Verney late Maior, Iohn Yong late Maior, William Taylor late Maior, Richard Lee late Maior, Mathew Phillips late Maior, George Ireland, William Stoker, William Hampton since Maior, Thomas Stalbroke, Iohn Crosbie, & Bartlemew Iames since Maior, with Thomas Vrswicke Re
corder.
1471.
The 11. sheriffes, Iohn Allin Iohn Shelley, M. VVilliam Edward Grocer. The water Conduite at Aldermanbury, and the Standarde in Fleetestréete were finished.
1472.
The 12. sheriffes, Iohn Browne, Thomas Bledlow, M. sir, VVilliam Hampton Fishmonger, this sir VViliam Hampton punished strumpetes, and caused stockes to be set in euerie ward to punish vagabondes.
1473
The 13. sheriffes, sir William Stokar, Robert Belisdon, M. Iohn Tate Mercer. This year the sheriffes of London, were ap
pointed each of them to haue xvi. Sargeantes, and six Clarkes, to wit, a Secondarie, a Clarke of the papers, and 4. other Clarkes, besides the vnder Sheriffes Clarkes.
1474.
The 14. sheriffes, Edmond Shaw, Thomas Hill, M. Robert Drope Draper. This Robert Drope increased the water condu
tie vpon Cornhill
&c.
1475.
The 15. sheriffes, Hugh Brice, Robert Celwich, M. Robert Basset Saltar. This Robert Basset corrected the Bakers, and o
ther Uictualers of this Citie.
1476.
The 16. sheriffes Richard Rawson, William Horne M. sir Ralph Ioceline Draper, knight of the Bath, by the diligence of this Maior, the walles of the Citie were repayred.
1477.
The 17. sheriffes, Henry Collet, Iohn Stokar, M. Humphrey Hayforde Goldsmith.
1478.
The 18. sheriffes, Robert Harding, Robert Bifielde, M. Richarde Gardener Mercer, Robert Bifielde, Sheriffe was fined by the Maior and paide 50,l. toward the water Conduites.
1479.
The 19. sheriffes Thomas Ilam, Iohn VVarde, M. sir Bar
tlemew Iames
Draper, made knight in the field, by E. the 4. T. Ilam newly builded the great Conduite in West Cheape.
1480.
The 20. sheriffes Thomas Daniel, William Bacon. M. Iohn Brown Mercer.
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Temporall Gouernment.
441
1481.
The 21. sheriffes Robert Tate, William Wiking, M. William Hariot Draper.
1482.
The 22. sheriffes William Whit. Iohn Mathew, M. Ed
mond Sha
Goldsmith. This Edmond Sha caused the Posterne called Criplesgate to be new builded &c.

Edward the fift began his raigne the 9. of Aprill in the yeare 1483. Richard the third began his raigne the 22. of Iune, in the yeare 1483.

1483.
THe 1. sheriffes Thomas Norland, William Martin M. Robert Bilisden Haberdasher.
1484.
The 2. sheriffes Richard Chester, Thomas Britaine, Raph Austrie, M. Thomas Hill, Grocer, sir William Stoaker Draper, Iohn Ward Grocer. thrée Sheriffes and thrée Mayors this yeare by meanes of a sweating sickenesse &c. Thomas Hill appointed by his testament the water Conduit in Grasse stréet to be builded.

Henry the seuenth began his raigne the 22. of Auguſt, in the yeare 1485.

1485.
THe 1. sherifs Iohn Tatte, Iohn Swan, M. Hugh Brise Gold
smith. This Hugh Brise was kéeper of the kinges mintes at London.
1486.
The 2. sheriffes Iohn Parciuall, Hugh Clopton. M. Henry Cellet Mercer. The crosse in Cheape was new builded in beau
tifull manner.
1487.
The 3. sheriffes Iohn Fenkell, William Remington, M. sir William Horne Salter. This William Horne made knight in the field by Henry the seuenth, gaue to the repayring of high waies betwixt London and Cambridge 500. markes, and to the prea
chers at Paules crosse, &c.
This text is the corrected text. The original is 8 ()1488
The 4. sheriffes William Isaack, Raph Tilney, M. Robert Tate Mercer.
1489
The 5. sheriffes William Caple, Iohn Brocke, M. William White Draper.
The

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Temporall Gouernment.
1490.
The 6. sheriffes Henry Cote, Robert Reuell Hugh Pem
berton
M. Iohn Mathew Mercer.
1491.
The 7. sheriffes Thomas Wood, William Browne, M. Hugh Clopton Mercer. Hugh Clopton builded the great stone bridge at Stratford vpon hauen in Warwickshire.
1492.
The 8. sheriffes William Purchase, William Welbecke, M. William Martin Skinner. A ryot made vpon the Esterlings, by the Mercers seruantes, and other.
1493.
The 9. sheriffes Robert Fabiant Iohn Winger M. Sir Raph Astrie Fishmonger, made knight by Henry the seuenth, Robert Fabian Alderman made Fabians Chronicle, a painefull labour, to the honor of the Citie, and the whole realme.
1494.
The 10. sheriffes Nicholas Alwine, Iohn Warner, M. Ry
chard Chawry
Salter.
1495.
The 11. sheriffes Thomas Knesworth, Henry Somer, M. Henry Colet Mercer.
1496.
The 12. sheriffes Sir Iohn Sha, Sir Richarde Haddon, M. Iohn Tate the yonger Mercer.
1497
The 13. sheriffes Bartilmew Read, Thomas Windoute M. William Purchase Mercer. All the gardens in the Morefielde were destroyed, and made plaine ground.
1498.
The 14. sheriffes Thomas Bradbury, Stephen Ienings M. Sir Iohn Perciuall Taylor, made knight in the field by Henry the seuenth.
1499
The 15. sheriffes Iames Wilford, Thomas Brond, M. Ni
cholas Alwin
Mercer. This Nicholas Alwin gaue to 3000. poore people in London xij.d. the péece, and to 3000. in the towne of Spalding the like, &c.
1500.
The 16. sheriffes Iohn Hawes, William Steede, M. William Remington Fishmonger.
1501.
The 17. sheriffes Laurence Ailmer, Henry Hede, M. Sir Iohn Sha Goldsmith, made knight in the fielde by Henry the se
uenth
. This Sir Iohn Shae caused his brethren the Aldermen to ride from the Guildhall vnto the waters side, where he tooke his Barge to Westminster.
1502.
The 18 sheriffes Henry Kebell, Nicholas Nines, M. Bar
tlemew Reade
Goldsmith.
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1503.
The 19. sheriffes Christopher Hawes, Robert Wats, Thomas Granger M. Sir William Capell Draper, made knight by Hen
ry
the seuenth
. This Sir William caused a Cage in euery Ward to be set for punishing of vagabondes.
1504.
The 20. sheriffes Roger Acheley, William Browne, M. Iohn Winger Grocer.
1505.
The 21. sheriffes Richard Shore, Roger Groue, M. Tho
mas Knesworth
Fishmonger. This T. Knesworth appointed the water Conduit at Bishopsgate to be builded, &c.
1507.
The 23. sheriffes William Butler, Iohn Kyrkby, M. William Browne Mercer: for part Laurence Ailmer Draper.
1508.
The 24. sheriffes Thomas Exmew, Richard Smith, Mayor Stephen Ienings Marchant taylor. This Stephen Ienings buil
ded the greatest parte of Saint Andrewes Church called Un
dershaft
. He builded a free schoole at Wlfrunehampton in Stafford
shire, &c.32

Henry the eight began his raigne the 22. of Aprill the yeare 1509.

1509.
THe 1. sheriffes, George Monoxe, Iohn Doget, M. Tho
mas Bradbury
Mercer: for parte Sir William Caple Draper.
1510.
The 2. sheriffes Iohn Milborne, Iohn Rest. Mayor Henry Keble Grocer. This Henry Keble gaue 1000. pound toward the new building of his parish Church of Aldermary.
1511.
The 3. sheriffes Nicholas Shelton, Thomas Mirfine, M. Roger Achiley Draper. This Roger Achiley prouided corne for seruice of this Citie in great plentie: He caused the same to be stowed vp in the common garner called Leaden Hall.
1512.
The 4. sheriffes Robert Aldarnes, Robert Fenrother, M. Sir William Copinger Fishmonger, for parte Richarde Haddon Mercer, for the rest. Sir W. Copinger gaue halfe his goods to his wife, and the other halfe to the poore that had most néede.
The

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Temporall Gouernment.
1513.
The 5. sheriffes Iohn Dawes, Iohn Bridges, Roger Bafford M. William Browne Mercer, and Iohn Tate Mercer. This Iohn Tate new builded the church of S. Anthonies Hospitall in London,
1514.
The 6. sheriffes Iames Yarford, Iohn Monday, M. George Monuoux Draper.
1515.
1516.
1517.
The 9. sheriffes Thomas Baldrie Raph Simondes, M. Sir Thomas Exmew Goldsmith. Sir Thomas Exmew made the water conduit in London wall by Moregate &c.
1518.
The 10. sheriffes Iohn Allen, Iames Spencer, M. Thomas Mirfin Skinner.
1519.
The 11. sheriffes Iohn Wilkenson, Nicholas Partrich, M. Sir Iames Yarforde Mercer. From this time the Mayors of London, for the most part haue beene knighted by curtesie of the kinges, and not otherwise.
1520.
The 12. sheriffes Sir Iohn Skeuington, Iohn Kyme, M. Sir Iohn Bruge Draper.
1521.
The 13. sheriffes Iohn Breton Thomas Pargetor, M. Sir Iohn Milborne Draper. This Sir Iohn Milborne founded fourtéene Almes houses by the Crossed Friers church &c.
1522
The 14. sheriffes Iohn Rudstone, Iohn Champneis M. Sir Iohn Mundy Goldsmith.
1523.
The 15. sheriffes Michael English, Nicholas Senins, M. Sir T. Baldry Mercer.
1524.
The 16. sheriffes Raph Dodmer, William Roch, M. Sir William Bayly Draper.
1525.
The 17. sheriffes Iohn Caunton, Christopher Askew, M. Sir Iohn Allen Mercer.
1526.
The 18. sheriffes Stephen Peacocke, Nicholas Lambart, M. Sir Thomas Seamer Mercer.
1527.
The 19. sheriffes Iohn Hardy, William Holles, M. Sir Iames Spencer Uintner.
1528.
The 20. sheriffes Raph Waten, Iohn Long, M. Sir Iohn
Rudstone

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Rudstone Draper.
1529.
The 21. sheriffes Michel Dormer Walter Champion, M. Sir Raph Dodmer Mercer. This yeare it was decréed that no man should be Mayor of London more then one yeare.
1530.
The 22. sheriffes William Dauntsey, Richard Champion M. Sir T. Pargitor Saltar.
1531.
The 23. sheriffes Richard Gresham, Edward Altham, M. Sir Nicholas Lambard Grocer.
1532.
1533.
The 25. sheriffes William Forman, Sir T. Kitson, M. Sir Christopher Askew Draper.
1534.
The 26. sheriffes Nicholas Leuison, William Denham, M. Sir Iohn Champneis Skinner.
1535.
The 27. sheriffes Humphrey Munmouth, Iohn Cootes, M. Sir Iohn Allen Mercer, by the kinges appointment he was of his Councell. A man of great wisdome, and also of great charitie.
1536.
The 28. sheriffes Robert Paget, William Boyer, M. Sir Raph Waren Mercer.
1537.
The 29. sheriffes Sir Iohn Gresham, Thomas Lewen, M. Sir Richard Gresham Mercer.
1538.
The 30. sheriffes William Wilkenson, Nicholas Gibson, Mayor William Forman Haberdasher.
1539.
The 31. sheriffes Iohn Feiry, Thomas Huntlow, Mayor Sir VVilliam Holles Mercer.
1540.
The 32. sheriffes Sir William Laxton, Martin Bowes, M. Sir William Roch, Draper.
1541.
The This text is the corrected text. The original is 2 (KL)33. sheriffes Rowland Hill, Henry Suckley, Mayor Sir Michell Dormer Mercer.
1542.
The This text is the corrected text. The original is 2 (KL)34. sheriffes Henry Hubbarthorne, Henry Amcotes, Mayor Iohn Cootes Salter.
1543.
The 35. sheriffes Iohn Toleus, Richard Dobbes, Maior Sir William Bowyer Draper: For parte Sir Raph Waren Mercer.
1544.
The 36. sheriffes Iohn Wilford, Andrew Iude, Maior Sir William Laxton Grocer.
The 37.

446
Temporall GouernmeThis text is the corrected text. The original is u (KL)nt.
1545.
The 37. sheriffes George Barnes, Raph Alley, M. Sir Martin Bowes Goldsmith.
1546
The 38. sheriffes Richard Iarueis, Thomas Curteis, M. Sir H. Hubbarthorne Marchant taylor.

Edward the sixt began his raigne the 28. of Ianuary, in the yeare 1546.

1547.
THe 1. sheriffes, Thomas White Robert Charsey, M. Sir Iohn Gresham Mercer.
1548.
The 2. sheriffes William Locke, Sir Iohn Ailife, M. Sir Henry Amcotes Fishmonger.
1549.
The 3. sheriffes Richard Turke, Iohn Yorke, M. Sir Row
land Hill
Mercer.
1550.
The 4. sheriffes Augustine Hind, Iohn Lyon, M. Sir An
drew Inde
Skinner.
1551.
The 5. sheriffes Iohn Lamberd, Iohn Cowper, M. Sir Ri
chard Dobbes
Skinner.
1552.
The 6. sheriffes William Gerard, Iohn Maynard, M. Sir George Barnes Haberdasher.

Queene Mary began her raigne the 6. of Iuly the yeare 1553.

1553.
THe 1. sheriffes Thomas Ofley, William Huet, M. Sir Thomas White Merchantaylor. This Sir Thomas White founded S. Iohns Colledge in Oxford. He gaue to the Citie of Bristow 2000. pound, &c.
1554.
The 2. sheriffes Dauid Woodrofe, William Chester, M. Sir Iohn Lion Grocer.
1555.
The 3. sheriffes Thomas Leigh, Iohn Machil, M. Sir VVilliam Gerrard Haberdasher.
1556.
The 4. sheriffes VVilliam Harper Iohn VVhite, M. Sir T. Ofley Marchantaylor.
1557.
The 5. sheriffes Richard Malorie Iames Aitham, M. Sir Thomas Curteis Fishmonger.
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1558.
The 6. sheriffes Iohn Halse, Richard Champion, M. Sir T. Leigh Mercer.

Queene Elizabeth began her raigne the 17. of No
uember, in the yeare of Chriſt 1558
.

1559.
THe 1. sheriffes Thomas Lodge, Roger Martin, M. Sir William Huet Clothworker.
1560.
The 2. sheriffes Christopher Draper, Thomas Row, M. Sir VVilliam Chester Draper. This yeare the Marchant taylors of London founded their notable frée schoole for poore mens chil
dren, &c.
1561.
The 3. sheriffes Alexander Auenon, Humfrey Baskeruile, M. Sir VV. Harper Marchant taylor.
1562.
The 4. sheriffes William Allin Richard Chamberlain, M. Sir T. Lodge Grocer.
1563.
The 5. sheriffes Edward Bankes, Rowland Heyward, M, Sir Iohn White Grocer.
1564.
The 6. sheriffes Edward Iackman, Lionell Ducket, M. Sir Richard Malorie Mercer.
1565.
The 7. sheriffes Iohn Riuers, Iames Hawes M. Sir Richard Champion Draper.
1566.
1567.
The 9. sheriffes. Thomas Ramsey, William Bond, M. Sir Roger Martin Mercer.
1568.
The 10. sheriffes Iohn Oleph, Robert Harding, Iames Ba
con
, M. Sir Thoms Row Marchant taylor.
1569.
The 11. sheriffes Henry Becher William Dane, M. Alex
ander Auenon
Ironmonger.
1570.
12. sheriffes Francis Barnam William Box M. Sir Row
land Heyward
Clothworker.
1571.
The 13. sheriffes Henry Miles, Iohn Braunch, M. Sir Wil
liam Allin
Mercer.
1572.
The 1This text is the corrected text. The original is 3 (KL)4, sheriffes Richard Pipe, Nicholas Woodrofe, M. Sir Lionel Ducket Mercer.
The

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Temporall Gouernment.
1573.
The 15. sheriffes Iames Haruy, Thomas Pullison, M. Sir Iohn Riuers Grocer.
1574
The 16. sheriffes