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merchants of London and merchants of Amiens, Corbie and Neale (merchants of London and of Amyas, Corby and Neelle) was granted an exemption from murage dated 18/10/1237.

To all those who this writing indented shall see or hear, be it a matter known, that in the year of the Incarnation MCCXXXVII., the Monday before the Feast of Saint Luke, the fourth of the Ides of October, in the same month, in full Hustings of London, before Andrew Bokerelle, the then Mayor of London, John Tolosan and Gervaise le Cordwanere, the then Sheriffs of London, Richard Rengere, Ralph Asshewy, William Joynier, John Vyel, Gerard Bat, Joce le Fitz-Piers, Robert le Fit z- John, Henry de Cokham, Jordan de Coventre, James le Blount, Waryn Fitz-Nichol, Ralph Sperlyng, Roger le Blount, Philip de Leycestre, Henry le Fitz-William, Robert de Basynge, Hamond du Chastelle, John de Woubourne, and John Wachere, then Chamberlain of London, and others {there} sitting, it was granted by the common counsel, and with the assent, of all the City of London, unto all the merchants of Amyas, of Corbie, and of Nele, and to their successors, burgesses of the towns aforesaid, to have for ever franchises under-written, that is to say:-
{various trading liberties}
And that they shall be acquitted in the City of Murage and of Pavage so long as they shall pay the ferm aforesaid, unless it be Pavage before their own hostels: and that they shall be acquitted of Pontage by water, unless it be in case of raising and drawing the Bridge when their ships have to pass with their merchandize.

Granted by {agreement between parties}.
Primary Sources
Riley, H.T. (ed), 1841, Liber Albus: The White Book of the city of London p. 361-5 online copy

The agreed ferm was 50 marks three times a year, but the trading privileges were fairly extensive.

Record created by Philip Davis. This record created 08/03/2009. Last updated on 19/01/2013. First published online 6/01/2013.

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