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CAMBRIDGE.

ABSTRACT of RecoRDS received from the OFFICE,

TOWER.

Patent, 13 Hen. 3. m. 6.-Scholars of the University of Paris may, if they please, come into England and remain there for the sake of study. The King will appoint them cities, boroughs, or villages, to be chosen by them for their dwelling, and will cause them to enjoy liberty and tranquillity. 16 July.

Close, 15 Hen. 3. m. 13. dorso.- When the Chancellor and masters of the University of Cambridge shall have rebellious clerks who will not be chastised by them, they shall signify it to the Bishop of Ely, who shall signify it to the sheriff, who is to go to Cambridge, and, according to the direction of the Chancellor and masters, shall release, retain in prison, or expel the delinquents from Cambridge. 3 May.

Close, 15 Hen. 3. m. 13. dorso.—Sheriff of Cambridge is ordered to make proclamation that clerks pretending to be scholars, and not under the discipline or tuition of some master, leave Cambridge within fifteen days, or be committed to prison. 3 May.

Close, 15 Hen. 3. m. 13. dorso.—Bishop of Ely is commanded, when the Chancellor and masters of the University of Cambridge signify to him that they have rebellious clerks among them, to signify the same to the sheriff, that he may do what has been commanded therein. 3 May.

Patent, 33 Hen. 3. m. 7. dorso.—Appointment of Justices to inquire into and do justice in the contentions which have lately arisen between the burgesses and University of Cambridge.

Close, 33 Hen. 3. m. 7.—Sheriff of Cambridge is ordered not to attend to the King's letters of the 26th year, about taking, imprisoning, and delivering scholars of Cambridge at the order of the Chancellor until the King order further. 11 July

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Patent, 40 Hen. 3. m. 4. dorso.— Prohibition of a tournament at Cambridge. 13 Sept.

Patent, 45 Hen. 3. m. 23. dorso.—Appointment of Justices to hear and determine the complaints of some scholars of Cambridge of injuries done to them by clerks and laymen of the town, who broke into their houses vi et armis and wounded them. 24 Nov.

Patent, 45 Hen. 3. m. 19.—Justices in Eyre in county of Cambridge are to put an end to the contentions which have arisen between the University and the people of the borough of Cambridge. 13 Jan.

Patent, 45 Hen. 3. m. 17.-Letters Patent to the mayor, &c. of Northampton, agreeing to the proposed coming of master and scholars to Northampton for the purpose of exercising scholastic discipline, affording them protection, and ordering the mayor to treat them properly.

Letters to the like effect addressed to the masters and scholars about to come to Northampton. 1 Feb.

Patent, 45 Hen. 3. m. 19. dorso.—Justices in Eyre in county of Cambridge are to inquire concerning delinquencies among the clerks at Cambridge. They are not to hang or mutilate the delinquent clerks, but punish them by the counsel of the University. 11 Feb.

Patent, 45 Hen. 3. m. 15.-John de Depedal and others of the county of Cambridge are pardoned for assaulting some of the northern scholars of the University. 14 March.

Close, 49 Hen. 3. m. 10. dorso.Letter to the Mayor, &c. of Northampton, stating that on account of the disturbances at Cambridge the King had consented to students retiring from thence and forming an university at Northampton; but understanding it to be detrimental to Oxford, the university at Northampton is to be abolished. Feb.

Patent, 52 Hen. 3. m. 25.–Liberties granted to the Uni. versity of Cambridge. Regulations for preserving the peace of the town; for bakers and brewers; for punishment of delinquents; for cleansing the town, &c. 20 Feb.

Patent, 53 Hen. 3. m. 8.—When the bailiffs and burgesses of Cambridge neglect or are unable to repress the insolence of those who annoy the scholars of the University, and prevent them from studying, the sheriff of the county, when required by the University, shall interfere. 20 July.

Patent, 54 Hen. 3. m. 9.- Prohibition of tournaments in the town of Cambridge and within five miles. 20 July.

Patent, 9 Edw. I. m. 28.-Royal assent to the proposal of the Bishop of Ely to substitute studious scholars for secular brethren in his Hospital of St. John, Cambridge, who are to be under the same regulation in the University of Cambridge as the scholars of Merton at Oxford. 24 Dec.

Charter, 13 Edw. l. no. 103.-Confirmation of the letters of Hugh Bishop of Ely, separating his scholars from the Hospital of St. John, Cambridge, and transferring them to certain houses near the church of St. Peter without Trumpeton Gate, and giving them the church of St. Peter and the church of Trippelow. 28 May.

Patent, 18 Edw. l. m. 20.— Ralph Bishop of Norwich has licence to give a messuage with appurtenances in Cambridge to the scholars of the house founded by Hugh late Bishop of Ely in Cambridge. 21 June.

Charter, 20 Edw. 1. no. 51.-Charter confirming Patent of 52 Hen. 3., granting liberties to the University of Cambridge; Patent 50 Hen. 3., concerning the taxing of scholars’ houses; Patent 53 Hen. 3., concerning interference of sheriff to repress disturbances, &c.; Patent 54 Hen. 3., concerning prohibition of tournaments; and a deed containing articles agreed upon between the masters and scholars and the burgesses of Cambridge. A.D. 1270.6 Feb.

Patent, 21 Edw. 1. m. 14.-Chancellor and mayor of Cambridge are to have cognizance of regraters and forestallers; the victuals sold by them are to be forfeited for the use of the poor scholars and sick of the Hospital of St. John. 1 June.

Patent, 22 Edro. 1. m. 3.-Confirmation of Letters Patent, 21 March, 26 Hen. 3., when a clerk of the University of

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