[f.14v marked in a contemporary hand as f.1]
- John Elys; (# 2); later: a) Sir John
Fastolf, b) John Paston.
- William de Runham; (# 4); abuts on land
of John de Beketon near the priory tenement on Middlegate.
- John de Beketon; (# 3); abuts on land of
said John (S.); later: [illegible].
- John atte Gappe; (# 5); later: a) William
atte Gappe, b) Robert Gegch, c) Edmund Couper.
- Simon Auncell; (# 14); later: a) William
atte Gappe, b) Robert Gegch, c) Edmund Couper.
- Alexander atte Gappe (previously John de Beverle);
- Robert de Plumstede (previously Nicholas Frere and before him Thomas
Tiler); (# 16).
- Thomas atte Chirche, smith; (# 7).
- Simon Thurkild; (# 6).
- Roger Fuller; (# 18).
- John Hughesson; (# 13); a fish-house
- Alice de Drayton; (# 9).
- Roger de Drayton; (# 8); once held by
Laurence de Drayton; later: John Pynne.
- Peter de Selby; (# 10).
- Thomas Martyn; (# 12); later: a) Robert
Pynne and once of John Cromer, b) Robert Tasburgh, c) John Alman, d) Robert
- John Hakon; (# 51).
- Bartholomew Sprotholf; (# 17); later:
Richard Grom spicer.
- Nicholas de Blofeld; (# 19); abuts on
land once of Thomas White clerk (E.).
- Thomas Bateman; (# 32); a shop and a
- Ralph de Gunton; (# 33); later: Alexander
- Margaret, widow of Robert de Cantele (who previously held);
(# 20); lands of Robert and Margaret and of
Thomas Bateman (S.); later: Roger Redhoyd.
- William Oxneye; (# 48); Robert Howlyn
was an associate with William in renting this garden; later: a) Christian
[or Christina] Felysson, b) Thomas Elys.
- William de Oxneye; (# 21); later: Hugh
- William Ive; (# 50); later: Robert
- Thomas Halle; (# 28).
- Richard Ivy baxter; (# 22); abuts on
land of Thomas de Hall and land once of William de Ludham (E.); later:
a) Simon Baxter, b) John Ingram, c) Robert Barrett carpenter.
- William Stalon and William Hedman smith (jointly);
(# 24); later: a) Geoffrey Hemmyng, b) John
Brere, c) Henry Leman, d) John Palmer, e) Edmund Woode alderman of
- Thomas Belle meysmaker (previously held by John Halman);
(# 27); later: a) Thomas Belle, b) Stephen
Katson, c) Henry Payn, d) Thomas King.
- William de Brisele; (# 25); later:
a) John Muslyng, b) John ---nt steynour, c) Henry Smyth, d) his wife.
- Robert Cobald; (# 1); later: a) John
Cobald, b) William Albon, c) John Pydgon, d) William Ilberd, e) Ralph
- William de Worsted; (# 26); later:
a) Robert Glover, b) William Felawe, c) his wife.
- William Benale mason; (# 41); later:
a) John Bulle shipman, b) John Gyspon, c) William Ilberd, d) Henry Watson.
- William Ive; (# 49); later: Nicholas atte
- Richard Dokeling de Runham and John Hanworth chaplain
[possibly as executors of Robert Godfrey?];
(# 46); abuts on a common way called
Gurneyskonge (S.); later: a) Nicholas -----, b) Robert Kent, c) Robert
- Nicholas Kates and his wife Beatrice (jointly);
(# 44); later: a) Nicholas [? atte
M]ere, b) John Cook reeder, c) John Bonde chaplain, d) William
Ilberd, e) John Pratt.
- Robert Gare; (# 15); later: a) Simon
Pecok meysmaker, b) Thomas Pecok and William Buk, c) William Aldryche,
d) John Clerk, e) John Browerd mason.
- Margaret widow of William Peper; (# 45).
- Leticia Pette wortwoman; (# 29); later:
a) Alice Tulys[our], b) William Seman, c) John Ilberd.
- William Barsham wright; (# 30); later:
Thomas Amyel tulys[our].
- John de Hales shipwright; (# 31); abuts
on land of the said William and land once of Richard Tiler and land of
John Belewe lister (S.), land of Hervey Cook de Southgate (W.); later:
a) Thomas Amyel tuly[sour], b) William Cokefeld.
- Sybil wife of Adam Heyron (who held previously);
- Robert Bauchon fisher (previously held by John White tailor);
(# 42); abutting lands of John
Halle now referred to as once of John Halle; later: John
Coddelyng, b) Thomas Joly, c) his wife.
- Henry Crane (previously held by Margaret de Kilham);
(# 38); later: a) Thomas Ellyngham, b) John
Ingram, c) John Godfrey.
- Thomas Hunte; (# 47); later: a) John
Goodknave, b) Alexander Manthorp miller, c) Walter Ingram, d) Geoffrey
- Geoffrey Twynne (previously held by Henry Crane chandler);
(# 40); later: a) Thomas Ingham, b) John
Pydgon, c) James Sterlyng.
- Thomas de Barsham mason; (# 34);
later: a) John Ingram, b) William Billing, c) Henry Ilberd.
- William Waryn fletcher; (# 35);
later: a) Nicholas Cabe barber, b) [blank] Sporle.
- Oliver Spicer (previously held by Henry Crane chandler);
(# 39); abuts on a common way (W.);
later: John Schurloc, b) John Davy, c) Thomas Grene.
- John Harper (previously held jointly by John Lawes and his wife
Joan); (# 43); one plot of land with
buildings; later: a) Walter Holyconte, b) Alice Heche.
- Robert Clerk wright (previously held by John atte Chirche de
Ormesby); (# 36); abuts on common way and
land of Thomas Erfeld butcher (N.); later: John Torald.
- John de Riston smith; (# 37); later:
a) John Davy barker, b) Robert May.
- John Herling, for a garden, between land once of Walter Roke (S.),
land of John Dannard of Norwich (N.), land of the said Matthew
[sic] (E.), the port (W.), for 4d rent; later: John
(not in the January document).
[Undated entry, ca.1398 but reliant upon the charter of
These are the rents in mortmain from the charter of William Gerberge
supporting the service of a priest; viz.:
[This must have been located in the central portion of town,
where Middlegate is disjointed, producing two streets sometimes known
as Great and Little (or "Blind") Middlegate streets which ran parallel
to each other for a short stretch.]
Thomas Bateman for a plot of land, once of John Smith, between the
land of Geoffrey de Somerton smith (N.), a common way (S.), land of Thomas
Bellard (W.), the Dene (E.); 5s., which formerly yielded 11s.6d; as
Robert Bauchon "fishbiere" for a tenement, once of Henry de Stoke,
between the land once of Nicholas Rake (N.), a common way (S.), land of
John Austyn (E.), land of Geoffrey Sylke (W.); 18d., which formerly
yielded 3s.6d; as appears [etc.]
William de Worsted for a plot of land, [once] of
Henry Basset, between the land of William Stannard (S.), land of the
said Henry (N.), land of Henry son of William called Clerk (W.),
Middlegate (E.); 9d, which formerly yielded 12d.; as appears
- From Thomas Martyn and John Hakon for a tenement with appurtenances,
once of Michael Hardman, lying between a common way (N.) and land of Rose
Thurkild (S.), abutting on Middlegate (E. and W.); 5s.; as appears in
Copy of a charter of 1304, whose original took the form of an indented
chirograph between the Gerberges and the community of Yarmouth.
In the name of God, Amen. To all the sons of Holy Mother Church seeing
or hearing this document, for its perpetual remembrance, William and John,
sons of William Gerberge senior, a former burgess of Great Yarmouth
recently deceased, and executors of his testament, give greetings. We
wish to bring to your attention by this document that when our late
father William was at the point of death, more than 26 years ago, he made
a testament which by his last will he instructed to be firmly respected
and fulfilled. In this testament the testator bequeathed the
below-written rents, of an estimated value of 9 marks
[£6], to be levied annually for all
future time from the tenements indicated here, for the support of two
priests in the hospital of St. Mary to pray for his soul and the souls
of his wife Isabelle, their children and all the faithful. To this end
he assigned the following rents:
[The "rengiate" of land, here translated as "strip", would
typically refer to a whole range of property, originating as a basic unit
of burgage tenement (but later
subdivided), flanked by the main north-south streets or lying between
one of those streets and the Denes or the port, as with the next item;
since that is not the case here, it may be that the term is applied to
a subdivision of the original burgage division.]
4s. from Oliver de la Mawe and heirs for a strip of land with
buildings, once of William de la Crane, between land of Godfrey
Pilgrim (N.), a common way (S.), Middlegate (E.), the port (W.).
- 16d. for a tenement once of Hugh de Waxtenesham, between a common
way (S.), land once of Richard Fastolf (N. and E.), the quay (W.).
- 5s. from a tenement once of Michael Hardman, between the land of
Rose Thurkild (S.), a common way (N.), Middlegate (E.), the quay (W.).
- 16s. from Oliver de la Mawe and Nicholas Cook and their heirs for
a strip of land with buildings, between the land of Richard de Lincoln
(N.), a common way (S.), land of John Gerberge (W.), the Dene (E.).
5s. from the heirs and assigns of John de Fishele for a plot of
land with buildings, between the land once of John de Fishele (S.), a
common way (N.), land of John Gerberge (W.), the Dene (E.).
11s.6d from John Smith and heirs for a plot of land with buildings,
between the land of Geoffrey de Somerton smith (N.), a common way (S.),
land of Thomas Bellard (W.), the Dene (E.).
20s. from Margaret de Scrouteby and heirs for a plot of land with
buildings, between common ways (S. and N.), land of William de Antingham
(W.), the Dene (E.).
38s.4d from Adam de Stratton and heirs for a plot of land with
buildings, between lands of Clement de Trunch and Robert le Corder
(S.), a common way (N.), land of Thomas Aysheman (W.), the Dene (E.).
30s.6d from Henry de Stoke and heirs for a plot of land with
buildings, between the land once of Nicholas Rake (N.), a common way
(S.), land of John Austyn (E.), land of Geoffrey Sylke (W.).
8s. from Ralph le Tanner and heirs for a plot of land with buildings,
between the land of Agnes Gobot (S.), a common way (N.), land of Henry
Rose (W.), the king's highway (E.).
12d. from Henry Basset and heirs for a plot of land with buildings,
between the land of William Stannard (S.)
land of the said Henry (N.), land of Henry son of William called Clerk
(W.), Middlegate (E.).
16d. from Geoffrey de Knapeton and heirs for a strip of land with
buildings, between the land once of William de Monesle junior (N.), the
Dene (S. and E.), the king's highway (W.).
2s. from Elvered Potekyn and heirs for a plot of land with buildings,
between lands of the said Elvered (N., E. and W.), a common way (S.).
Whereas these rents may previously have been withdrawn by us and not paid
to the hospital for the benefit of those souls, we wish that henceforth
the last will of the testator not be obstructed and, with the assent of
the whole community of Yarmouth and by the authority and order of the
Archbishop of Canterbury (made during a visitation of the diocese of
Norwich), to make amends for the withdrawal for ourselves, our heirs and
executors, we (as executors [of the testator]) grant by
this document that [the rents] be delivered and handed
over to the bailiffs who are [in office] at the time of
making this document and who shall be in the future. The bailiffs and
community have the power to distrain for the rents and
to replace priests unsuitable for conducting the services specified in
the testament. Dated at Yarmouth, September 5, 1304.
Endorsement of the above grant by the official of the archdeacon of
Norwich, October 8, 1304.
This indenture witnesses an agreement between Geoffrey de Somerton,
Robert Howlyn, and John Seford, executors of the testament of William
de Stalham of Yarmouth, on one part, and on the other part, William Ive,
executor of the same and warden of the hospital of St. Mary, and its
brethren. In return for the great benevolence shown to the hospital by
William de Stalham while he was alive, and by his executors, Ive and the
brethren agree to support 7 cottages once of John de Stalham and now
called "Goddesmenhous", located between a common way (N.), land of Peter
Baxter and land once of Thomas Cobald (S. and W.), land once of John de
Stalham (E.). The purpose being to support 7 poor townsmen who shall
celebrate day and night for the souls of John de Stalham and his brother
William. The rents from the cottages are to be kept in a pyx chest.
The executors give 100s. from the goods of the late William. Dated at
Yarmouth, August 10, 1392.
Later additions by diverse hands:
- 12d. from Edmund Hungate for a tenement, once of Thomas Kant and
afterwards of John Medylton, between a common way (S.), land of William
Bettys (N.), land of John Medylton (W.), the Dene (E.);
(# 9 or 16 ?);
- 2s. from William Shawe for a tenement, once of Laurence Drayton and
afterwards of Robert Pynne, recently of John Shawe, between common ways
(N. and S.), the Dene (E.), land recently of Roger Drayton (W.);
- 12d. from John Fox for a tenement, previously of Peter Selby,
between a common way (N.), land once of Geoffrey Drayton now John
Lamle (S.), land once of Simon Talliard (E.), the port (W.);
- 2s.6d from Robert Tasburgh for a tenement recently of Thomas Martyn
and afterwards of Robert Pynne, between a common way (N.), land of Robert
Osteler (S.), land once of John James now of William Bishop (W.),
Middlegate (E.); (# 12).
- 2s.6d from William Bishop for a tenement, previously of John Hakon
and afterwards of John James, between a common way (N.), land once of
Rose Thurkild now of William Bishop (S.), land of Robert Tasburgh (E.),
the port (W.); (# 51).