June 28, 1380 Goodchild and Grove

City of London Records, Pleas and Memoranda, A. 23, m. 5 b

Chaucer.—Ultimo die Junii anno quarto Ricardi secundi secundi, Ricardus Goodchild et Johannes Grove, armurer, recognoverunt subsequens scriptum esse

factum suum, in hec verba–Noverint universi nos Ricardum Goodchild coteler et Johannem Grove armurer cives

Londoni remisisse relaxasse et imperpetuum pro nobis heredibus et executoribus nostris quietum clamasse Galfrido Chaucer armigero

omnimodas acciones querelas et demandatas quas versus dictum Galfridum unquam habuimus habemus seu aliquo modo habere poterimus

vel aliquis nostrum habere poterit infuturum ratione alicuius transgressionis conventionis contractus compoti debiti vel alterius rei

cuiuscumque realis vel personalis inter nos et predictum Galfridum vel aliquem nostrum inite vel facte a principio mundi usque in

diem confectionis presentium. In cuius rei testimonium presentibus sigilla nostra apposuimus. Datum Londoni, vicesimo octavo die mensis

Junii, anno regni Regis Ricardi secundi a Conquestu quarto.

Chaucer. —On the last day of June in the fourth year of Richard the Second, Richard Goodchild and John Grove, armorer, certified the following writing to be

their own deed, in these words: Let all know that we, Richard Goodchild, knife-maker, and John Grove, armorer, citizens

of London, have remitted, released, and quitclaimed in perpetuity for ourselves, heirs, and our executors Geoffrey Chaucer, esq.,

all manner of actions, complaints and contracts that we ever had, have, or in some way could have against the said Geoffrey,

or that one of us could have in the future, by reason of any trespass, agreement, compact, account, debt, or whatever other matter,

real or personal, between us and the aforementioned Geoffrey or that one of us begins or makes, from the beginning of the world up to

the day of completing the present circumstances. In testimony of which situation we have appended our seals to these things at hand. Given in London, the twenty-eighth day of the month

of June, in the fourth year of the reign of King Richard the Second since the Conquest.

London Metropolitan Archives

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