October 1342

[It is not clear from the larger record within which these ordinances are embodied whether they predated 1342, or whether they were additions at that time to a larger set of constitutional ordinances that were read publicly each Michaelmas. The borough budget ran up small deficits in several years during the 1330s. Account rolls for 1341/42 and 1342/43 have not, regrettably, survived, but an improvement in the style of recording the accounts between the rolls of 1340/41 and 1343/44 is one reflection of the attempt to reform financial management.]