2.6: List Forms

Example 1: In the case of entries consisting of a number of repeated orders, that do not warrant individual sub-numbers, the repeated orders are grouped by columns.

Entry 2

24 March 1325. Westminster. For the selecting of foot soldiers.

Commission of array to the mayor and sheriffs of London ordering them to select immediately 500 foot soldiers from the city from the strong and fit men of the city, suitably armed with haketons and well burnished basnets, lances and other arms, and bring them to Portsmouth to make the crossing by 9 June in the king’s service at his wages. They are also given the power to arrest and imprison opponents and rebels that they find, and who refuse to come.

In the same way it is ordered to:

Entry 2.1

the bailiffs of Norwich for 140 men; the mayor and bailiffs of Oxford for 40 men, of Bristol for 80 men; the bailiffs of Gloucester for 40 men; the mayor and bailiffs of Hereford for 40 men; the bailiffs of Worcester for 40 men, of Coventry for 60 men; the mayor and bailiffs of Leicester for 30 men; the bailiffs of Stamford for 20 men, of Grantham for 20 men; the mayor and bailiffs of Shrewsbury for 40 men; the bailiffs of Ludlow for 20 men; the mayor and bailiffs of Lincoln for 60 men, of Northampton for 40 men, of Nottingham for 20 men, of Cambridge for 20 men; the bailiffs of Huntingdon for ten men, of the town of Bury St Edmunds for fifty men, of Ware for six men, of Sudbury for six men, of Chelmsford for six men, of Bedford for ten men, of Dunstable for ten men, of St Albans for 20 men; the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Winchester for 40 men, of Exeter for 40 men; the bailiffs of Guildford for six men, of Kingston for four men, of Croydon for four men, of Warwick for 20 men, of Derby for ten men, of Bridgnorth for six men, of Newport for four men, of Abingdon for ten men, of Bodmin for ten men, of Launceston for six men, of Truro for six men, of Lostwithiel for six men, of Canterbury for 20 men, of Lichfield for ten men, of Wells for ten men, of Aylesbury for six men, of Evesham for eight men, of Tewkesbury for six men, of Shaftesbury for four men;

Entry 2.2

the bailiffs of Baldock for four men, of Berkhamstead for six men, of Reading for six men, of Brackley for four men, of the town of St Ive for four men, of the town of St Neots for four men, of Bath for ten men, of Dorset for six men, of Bridgwater for ten men, of Taunton for ten men, of Totnes for six men, of Barnstaple for six men, of Farnham for six men, of Alton for four men, of Alresford for four men, of Dartford for four men, of Chichester for ten men, of Ely for six men, of Peterborough for six men, of Ramsey for six men, of Spalding for eight men, of Banbury for ten men, of the city of Salisbury for forty men, of Rochester for six men, of Maidenhead for four men, of Buckingham for six men, of Chichester for eight men, of Stafford for ten men, of Newark for ten men, of Burton upon Trent for four men, of Wycombe for six men, of Royston for four men, of Waltham for six men, of Colchester for ten men, of Boston for ten men, of Marlborough for six men, of Hungerford for four men, of Newbury for four men, of Hoole for four men, of Wallingford for four men, of Newton for four men, of Melton Mowbray for six men, of Sherbornefor four men;

Entry 2.3

It is ordered to Edward [of Woodstock], duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester or his justiciar of Chester and his lieutenant to choose twenty foot soldiers from the city of Chester with similar powers against opponents and rebels.

By K.

Example two: Linked entries where the repeated orders need to be coded by sub-numbers.

Entry 49

Commission of array to Thomas de Ferrers and John de Folville to select 120 archers in Leicestershire, the towns of Leicester and Melton Mowbray excepted, and ensure that they be suitably armed, equipped and arrayed. They are to lead them to Portsmouth by 7 June next to go in the king’s service at his wages in the company of Ferrers and Folville and others. They are ordered to attend diligently to this, and have also been given power to arrest and take contrariants or rebels and commit them to prison where they are to be safely kept. The sheriff of Leicestershire has been ordered to be intendant to Ferrers and Folville.

By K.

The same to those assigned below to choose the numbers in their respective counties:

Entry 49.1

John de Seyton and Richard Knyvet – 40 men in Rutland.

On 1 May, Knyvet was elsewhere in the king’s service and William Wade was assigned in his place; On 3 July, Seyton was elsewhere in the king’s service and Radulph Gaillard was assigned in his place. The archers are to be at Portsmouth by 8 July.


John Dengayne and Humphrey de Bassingbourn – 70 archers in Kent, the towns of Cambridge, Ely and St Neots, excepted.

On 5 June, Dengayne was unable to continue because of illness and John de Bassingbourn was associated to Dengayne and Humphrey de Bassingbourn. The archers are to be at Portsmouth by 8 July.


John de Avenel and Richard de Cornwall – 70 archers in Huntingdon, the towns of Ramsey and St Ives excepted.


Stephen de Bassingbourn and William de Ludewyk’ – 70 archers in Hertfordshire, the towns of Ware, St Albans and Great Berkhampstead excepted.


Gerard de Braybrooke and Nicholas Passelewe – 80 archers in Buckinghamshire, the towns of Buckingham, Wycombe, Aylesbury and Newport Pagnell excepted.


Radulph Fitz Richard and Simon Croiser – 90 archers in Bedfordshire, the towns of Bedford, Dunstable and Baldock excepted.


John de Broughton and William Louth – 80 archers in Oxfordshire, the towns of Banbury and Oxford excepted.


William de Spursholt and Thomas de Foxley – 60 archers in Berkshire, the towns of Newbury, Henley, Wallingford, Abingdon and Reading excepted.