BRIDGE HOUSE RENTAL 6
Account for 1537-8
441. [f. 240] The account of Thomas Crull and Robert Draper, wardens
of London Bridge from Michaelmas 29 Henry VIII  to Michaelmas
then next , that is for one whole year.
442. The same wardens account for the arrears of their last account, as
appears at the foot of the same, 74s.
443. The same wardens account also for money received from the duke
of Suffolk in part payment for wheat, £10.
Also they account for money owed by the said duke and others for
wheat, £17 6½d.
Total £27 6½d.
444. The same wardens also account for money received of Anne
Panell, widow, by the hands of John Cathmayde, in full payment of
the whole debt owed by the said Anne, as appears in the foot of the
last account, £6 13s. 4d.
445. The charge rental of the proper rents of the Bridge livelihood
extends yearly according to the rental entered at the beginning of this
account to the sum of £739 9s. 9d.
446. And the foreign rents of the same Bridge livelihood extend yearly
according to the same rental to the sum of £73 15s. 9½d.
447. Farm of the fishmongers selling fish at the Stocks in the part called
the fishmarket there, let to farm to Robert <Tippyng>, citizen and
[erased] of London for a term of years, paying yearly at Michaelmas
Also butchers selling flesh in the part called the fleshmarket there,
paying weekly every week [out] of Lent 16s. 1d., from Michaelmas
to Michaelmas within this present account, £36 19s. 10d.
Total £56 19s. 10d.
448. [f. 240v] Passage of carts and wains [carres] passing over London
Bridge, in the tenure of John Woode, let to him for the whole time of
this present account. No profits of ships passing under the drawbridge
are charged because it cannot be raised until the stonework of the
drawbridge tower is amended.
449. Increase of rents of divers lands and tenements within the time of
this present account, as appears particularly by the parcels declared in
the rental at the beginning of this account.
Total 24s. 3d.
450. Quit-rents yearly charged, the parcels whereof appear in sundry
rentals made heretofore, with 16d. for the farm of a little close
at Horton by Ewell in co. Surrey, as charged in previous years'
Total £31 12s. 6d.
451. Oblations in the chapel on the bridge.
Received on St George's day, 2s. 1½d. Of oblations from the chapel on
the bridge, 5s. 2d.
Total 7s. 3¾d.
Received of Laurence Awen for 16 ft. of oak timber at 2d. the foot, 2s.
8d. And for 52 ft. of elm board, 16d. Total 4s. Of Christopher Payne
for 1 load of elm timber, 6s. Of him for 30 ft. of oak timber, 5s. 6d., for
1 load of oak for the earl's sluice, 8s., for 6 ft. of oak, 12d., and for half
a hundred of oak planks, 2s. 6d. Total 17s. Received of William Jacson,
the queen's bailiff of Southwark, for 16 ft. of small shells of oak, 2s. Of
William Madye, the king's footman, for 10 ft. of oak, 20d. And for 6
small shells, 2s. 3s. 8d. Of William Parker, wheelwright, for 1 load of
oak timber, 9s. Of William Buckmaster, merchant of the Steelyard, for
1 load of elm timber, 8s. Of John Tollow for 20 ft. of elm timber, 2s.
8d. Of my lady Peakocke for 3½ hundred of bricks and 3½ hundred of
tiles at 6d. the hundred, total 3s. 6d. Of a Spaniard by William [blank]
for 10 ft. of elm, 2s. Of Mr Bowes, alderman, for planks and posts, 5s.
4d. Of Henry Hoke for a granary [garner] in Golders for 3 quarters of
a year ended at Michaelmas, 22s. 6d.
453. [f. 241] Of Mr Doughty by the hands of Robert Gold, for 20 ft.
of elm timber, 3s. 4d. Of Mr Castylyon for 2½ loads of elm timber,
17s. 10d. Received at 2 sundry times of John Stacye, bellwright, for
3 loads of oak timber, 25s. Of Mr Baker for the king's attorney for a
hundred of planks 3s., [for] 18 ft. of oak planks 10d., and for 6 quarters
of oak, 12d. Total 4s. 10d. Of William Robynson, mill-picker, for 1 elm
plank, 5d. Of Mr Sympson for 2 oak quarters, 4d. Of John Smythe for
100 bricks and 3 trays of mortar, 5d. Of Davye Lenton, carpenter, for 9
ft. of elm, 21½d. Of Richard Torner by the hands of Robert Golde for
a piece of elm, 6d. Of Nidygate, one of the king's servants, for 3 ends
of elm planks, 2s. Of Stacye for 2 ft. of oak timber, 6d. Of Thomas
Gybson for 2 oak planks, 4s. Of Thomas Hucke for 2 quarters, 2d. Of
Dr Leyghe for 60 ft. of oak timber, 12s. 6d. Of a smith for a piece of
old timber, 12d. Of Thomas Doughty, fishmonger, for 17 ft. of oak
timber, 2s. 4d. Of John Allarye, clothworker, for 10 ft. of oak timber,
2s. 6d. Of William Kellett of London Bridge, merchant tailor, towards
the making of a shed over an arch of stone on the backside of his house,
20s. Of Dalyngton by the hands of William Cockes for 16 ft. of elm, 3s.
4d. Of [a] baker of Southwark for 4 other shells of oak, 6d. Of John
Carpenter of St Katherine's for 90 ft. of featherboard for millwheels,
5s. Of Harry Byrde of London Bridge for 11 ft. of oak timber at 3d.
the foot, 2s. 9d. Of Mr Sympson, haberdasher, for 3 short shells of
oak, 8d. Of Robert Golde for 18 ft. of ceiling [sylynge] timber, 6d. Of
Robert Barfoote, mercer, for a load and 8 ft. of oak timber delivered
at Croydon, 6s. 10d. Of William Bomsted, bowyer, for 4 small shells of
oak, 12d. Of William Dockes, mercer, for a quartern of board, 16d. Of
the churchwardens of St Olave's for 2 loads and 34 ft. of oak timber,
20s. 6d. Of a Dutchman [doucheman] for an old stone of 15 inches,
10d. Of Thomas Allen for 2 hundredweight of chalk, 12d. Of Robert
Golde for 3 ft. of oak timber, 12d. Of Eglyshfylde for 4 loads of rag,
5s. Of John Flynte for 80 ft. of oak board for a chest for his wife,
2s. Of a gunpowder maker for 20 stops of elm 20 ft. long, 6s. 8d.,
for 4 elm planks containing 93 ft., 5s., and for 2 ft. of elm timber,
4d. Total 12s. Of Golde for 9 ft. of board, 3d. Of Modye for an end
of oak of 6 ft., 12d. Of a shipwright for 12 ft. of oak timber, 2s.
9d. Of John Cockes for 17 ft. of oak timber, 5s. 6d. Of Stacye the
bellwright for 69 ft. of oak timber for the church of All Hallows the
Great, 17s. 3d. Of Nicholas Barker, armourer, for divers sorts of oak
454. [f. 241v] Of Richard Dicbye, plumber, for 409 lb. of lead
skimmings [betts of the skomynge of lead], 10s. 8d. Of Mr Temple,
the king's fletcher, for certain old timber and shells of oak, 12s. Of
Thomas Baylye, grocer, for 8 ft. of elm, 20d. Received for an old piece
of ragstone, 6d. Of a stranger for making fast his ship and breaking
[its] way against the wharf, 8d. Of the churchwardens of All Hallows
the Great for 49 ft. of timber, 10s. Of the same churchwardens for
the loan of the Robynett gin, 2s. Of Mr [blank], clerk of the king's
ships, for 18 loads of oak timber taken by him from Croydon, £4 10s.
Of Doctor Smythe for 4 loads and 2 ft. of oak timber, 37s. 6d. Of
William Cockes for an elm board 19 ft. long, 4d., for a small piece of
elm, 3d. Of Mr More in full payment for certain timber taken from
Total £22 7s. 8½d.
455. Incomes and fines.
Received of Elizabeth Hynde, widow, for licence to assign [set ouer]
her house, 20s.
Of Thomas Madcocke, tailor, for the grant of a tenement that John
Ball, haberdasher, now holds in Old Change, 5s.
Of Richard Bradbury for coming into a tenement in Newgate market,
late Kellett's, 5s.
Of John Danyell for his coming into a tenement bakehouse in
Gracechurch Street, at the sign of the Horseshoe, £6 13s. 4d.
Total £8 3s. 4d.
Received of William Johnson for and towards certain repairs and
translations made in the tenement he now dwells in, 40s. Of William
Gascoyne of Lambeth for the rent of a granary in Golders yard for
a year ended at Candlemas last, 10s. Of Mistress Beste, widow,
for the rent of a granary in Golders yard, for a year ended at the
Annunciation of Our Lady last past, 26. 8d. Of her for the rent of
another granary for 3 quarters of a year ended at Christmas last past,
20s. Of Mr Sympson for the rent of a little granary in Golders yard
for a year ended at Midsummer, 20s. Of Mistress Hylles towards the
making of a stall in her house, 9s. Of the beadle of the Bridge for
certain standings at the fair, 14d. Of Roland Edwardes of London,
clothworker, for the rent of his house that he now dwells in in
Cheapside, for the space of 1 quarter and more ended at Midsummer
in this present account, £4. [f. 242] Of William Gascon of Lambeth,
baker, for the rent of a granary in Golders yard for a year ended at
Lammas last past, 10s.
Total £10 16s. 10d.
457. Total of all their charges with arrears, £1312 17s. 7d.
Payment of quit-rents.
There is allowed to the said wardens in money paid to Thomas,
archbishop of Canterbury, for a quit-rent of 10s. 4d. a year from
tenements in Southwark, and from a close at the Lock called Carpenters'
hall [sic], for a year ended at Michaelmas in the [blank] year of King
Henry VIII, 10s. 4d.
To our sovereign lord the king, for a quit-rent of 14s. 9½d. a year from
lands and tenements in Lewisham, and to our sovereign lord the king
for a quit-rent of 8½d. a year from tenements sometime Hugh Preston's
in Lewisham, for a year ended at Michaelmas, 15s. 6d.
To our sovereign lord the king for a quit-rent of 3s. a year from the
Bridge House farm and certain lands in Lewisham aforesaid, for a year
ended at the same Michaelmas, 3s.
To the duke of Norfolk, the earl of Derby, and Lord Bergavenny for
a quit-rent of 16d. from the Bridge House in Southwark with the
appurtenances, for a year ended at Michaelmas aforesaid, 16d.
To a priest of a chantry in the cathedral church of St Paul's in London
for the soul of Ralph Dongyon for a quit-rent of 10s. a year from
tenements in the parish of St Nicholas Shambles in London, for a year
ended at Michaelmas aforesaid, 10s.
To a chantry priest in the church of St Nicholas Shambles for the soul
of Robert Husband for a quit-rent of 100s. a year from tenements in
the same parish, for a year ended at Michaelmas, 100s.
To the Chamberlain of Westminster [Abbey] for a quit-rent of 10s. a
year from tenements in the said parish of St Nicholas Shambles for a
year ended at Michaelmas aforesaid, 10s.
To the Chamberlain of London for a quit-rent of 12s. a year from the
common ground of the City of London behind St Nicholas Shambles
aforesaid, that is to say for 6 back doors, 3 belonging to the Bridge,
for a year ended at Michaelmas aforesaid, 12s.
459. [f. 242v] To the prioress of St Helen's within Bishopsgate, London,
for a quit-rent of 13s. 4d. a year from tenements in the parish of
St Michael le Querne for a year ended at Michaelmas aforesaid,
To a priest [words erased] in the parish church of St Olave in Southwark
[words erased] a quit-rent of 8 marks a year from tenements in the
parish [words erased] for a year ended at Michaelmas aforesaid, 106s.
To the prior of St Bartholomew's in West Smithfield, London, for a
quit-rent of 3s. 4d. a year from tenements in the parish of St Dionis
for a year ended at Easter within the time of this account, 3s. 4d.
To the dean and chapter of St Paul's, London, for a quit-rent of 19s. a
year from tenements in the parish of St Mary Magdalen Old Fish Street,
London, for a year ended at Michaelmas aforesaid, 19s.
To the abbess of the Minories at Tower Hill, London, for a quit-rent
of 20s. a year from tenements in St Stephen's lane in the parish of St
Magnus for a year ended at Michaelmas aforesaid, 15s.
To the parson of Woolchurch in London for a quit-rent of 53s. 4d. a
year as tithe for that part of the Stocks called the fish- and fleshmarket
and the inhabitants of the same places, for a year ended at Michaelmas
aforesaid, 53s. 4d.
To the prior of St Faith's in Horsham, co. Norfolk, for a quit-rent of
3s. a year from a tenement in the parish of St Margaret Moses in Friday
Street, London, for a year ended at Michaelmas aforesaid, 3s.
To the king's grace for a quit-rent of 10s. 6d. a year from certain
tenements in Deptford town and certain lands in Deptford marsh and
fields for a year ended at Michaelmas aforesaid, 10s. 6d.
To the master and brethren of St Thomas of Acre in London for
a quit-rent of 3s. a year from a parcel of ground in the parish of
West Ham, lying at Spilman's mill there, and to the same master and
brethren for a quit-rent of 3s. 4d. a year from 4 hoops of ground within
the said parish, for a year ended at Michaelmas aforesaid, 6s. 8d.
To the abbot of Stratford for a quit-rent of 32s. a year from Saynes mill
at Stratford Bow, and certain meadow ground belonging to the said
mill, for a year ended at Michaelmas aforesaid, 32s.
To the prior of St Mary Overey in Southwark for a quit-rent of 3s.
6d. a year from a tenement in Eastcheap called the Saracen's Head
in the parish of St Leonard, for 3 years ended at Michaelmas last past,
460. [f. 243] To the abbot of Bermondsey for a quit-rent of 2s. 6d. a
year from a garden in Horselydown, and for a quit-rent of 4s. 10d. a
year from certain lands and tenements in Bermondsey Street for a year
ended at Christmas within this account, 7s. 4d.
To the king's grace for a quit-rent of 14s. 10d. a year from certain lands
and pastures in the field without St George's bar in Southwark, called
St George's field, for a year ended at Michaelmas within this account,
total 14s. 10d.
To Sir John Corwallys, knight, for a quit-rent of 4s. a year from a
tenement at Tower Hill, London, near to the Minories/Minoresses
[Mynoras'], late of John Higgyns, butcher, for a year ended at
Michaelmas aforesaid, 4s.
To the prioress of the house of nuns at Cheshunt, co. Herts, for a quitrent of 4s. a year from a messuage with appurtenances in Paternoster
Row called the Peter and Paul [the Pet' and Poole] for a year ended at
the Annunciation, 4s.
To a chantry priest founded in the church of St Ethelburga [Albrighte]
within Bishopsgate, London, for the soul of Gilbert Meriot, for a
quit-rent of 33s. 4d. a year from a tenement adjoining the same church
called the sign of the Angel, for a year ended at Michaelmas aforesaid,
To the friars of the infirmary [farmary] at the Greyfriars within
Newgate, London, for a quit-rent of 3s. 4d. a year from certain
lands lately taken out of the said friars' infirmary garden, for a year
ended at Michaelmas aforesaid, 3s. 4d.
To the parson of St Olave in Southwark for a quit-rent of 10s. a year
for tithe of certain storehouses with appurtenances, late a beerhouse,
and lately belonging to Mr Monoxe, alderman, within the said parish
for a year ended at Easter within this account, 10s.
To Mr George Monox, alderman, by the hands of Thomas Thrower
and Robert Sheparde, for a quit-rent of 10s. a year from the said
storehouses, for a year ended at Michaelmas aforesaid, 10s.
To Mr William Mushampe, gentleman, for a quit-rent of 3s. 10d. a year
from certain lands in the parish of Camberwell, co. Surrey, 3s. 10d.
Sum total of quit-rents £25 10s. 10d.
461. [f. 243v] Annuity granted by Richard Lee, late mayor and
alderman of the City of London, to one Thomas Pert, late carpenter,
as appears by the grant and composition made thereof, enrolled in the
Guildhall of London in 12 Edward IV [1472-3] so that the said Thomas,
who was tenant of a tenement in Wood Street adjoining a tenement
of the Bridge, did not stop the light of the Bridge's tenement or any
other there; John Houe, tallowchandler, received the same annuity at
Christmas within this account.
462. Decay of quit-rents sometime levied and collected of divers lands
and tenements within the city of London and elsewhere, the parcels
whereof have been particularly noted and declared in many past
accounts; and as the same quit-rents have for so many years been
denied and still cannot be levied or received, therefore [is] allowed
as in previous accounts, £9 3s. 8½d.
463. Allowance of rents.
Of a tenement in the parish of St Dionis, because it is reserved for a
storehouse to keep all manner of stuff needed for repairs in that part
of the city, charged in the rental by the year the year at 5s. 4d.
And another tenement in Paternoster Row, also reserved as a storehouse to keep all manner of stuff needed for repairs in that part of the
city, charged in the rental by the year at 20s.
Total 25s. 4d.
464. Decrease of rents.
Of a tenement in the parish of St Nicholas Shambles which Edward
Clayce, surgeon, now dwells in, 10s.
Of a tenement in Wood Street that Mr George Medley, Chamberlain
of London, now holds, 13s. 4d.
Of a corner tenement in Deptford Strand which John Johnson now
holds, 11s. 8d.
Of a round house at the same Deptford, 6s. 8d.
Of a tenement in the parish of St Magnus which John Turk, fishmonger,
now holds, 25s.
Total 73s. 4d.
465. Vacations of tenements standing void and unoccupied for lack of
tenants, the parcels and sums whereof have been fully and particularly
entered and declared at the beginning of this book.
Total £12 17s. 10d.
466. [f. 244] Buying of stone.
To William Modle of Reigate for 18 loads of squared Reigate stone
bought of him for bases for furnaces [furnes], pendants, paving for
ovens and mantletrees for chimneys, at 2s. the load in the quarry,
To the same William for 5½ loads of the same stuff, with 23s. for
scappling it, 34s.
To the same William Modle and Richard Beste for carriage of 19 loads
of the same stuff from Reigate to the Bridge House at 3s. 6d. the
load, 66s. 6d. For the carriage of 2 loads of the same stuff to the
Bridge House at 3s. 4d. the load, 6s. 8d. And for the carriage of 7
loads of the like stuff half the way at 18d. the load, 10s. 6d. Total
To John Orgar, chief mason of the Bridge House, for 3 hundreds and
1½ quarters of hard stone of Kent called bridge Ashler, bought in the
quarry at 26s. 8d. the hundred, total 90s.
To the same John Orgar for 1 hundred and 1 quarter of middle ashlar,
To him for 1 thousand 7 hundred and 3 quarters of Chepman ware
pavynge for kitchens and courts, bought in the said quarry at 5s. the
hundred, total 88s. 9d.
To him for ½ hundred of apparelled paving, 10s.
To him for 1½ hundred of apparelled paving, 24s.
To him for 354 ft. of the same hard stone of Kent called ogee and
voussoir [ugye and vawser] at 6d. the foot in the quarry, total £8 17s.
To the same John Orgar for 57 ft. of gutter stone at 4d. the foot in the
quarry, total 19s.
To him for 7 great stones called springers at 4s. the stone in the quarry,
To the same John Orgar for land carriage of the same stuff from the
said quarry called Boughton quarry to Maidstone in Kent, containing
in all 145 loads at 12d. the load, except that 1d. was rebated, total £7
To John Gate, Reynolde Richardson, and William Beatley for the
freight or water-carriage of the same stuff from Maidstone to the Bridge
House, containing 127 tons at 12d. the ton, total £6 7s.
Total £43 7s. 10d.
467. Timber, board, and laths.
To John Carter of Colchester for 80 loads of oak timber delivered by
him at the Bridge House, each load containing 55 ft. of timber, at 7s.
the load, total £28.
To Sir John Gaynsforde, knight, for half a hundred loads of timber
delivered at Croydon, £12 14s. 2d.
To Robert Butler, carter, for carriage of 59 loads of oak timber from
Croydon to the Bridge House at 2s. 4d. the load, total £6 17s. 8d.
To Mr Thomas Sybbell of Aynesford, esquire, for 50 elm trees bought
at Petham Court in Kent, at 2s. the tree, total 100s.
[f. 244v] To Richard Olyvers of Dartford, co. Kent, carter, for carriage
of 74 loads of great elm timber from the said Petham Court to Dartford
at 18d. the load, 98s. 8d. To him for carriage of 31 loads of board,
tallwood, and billets, from the said place to Dartford at 12d. the load,
31s. To him for money paid for coming over a man's ground, 2s. And
for mending a gin, 16d. Total £6 13s.
To William Raulyns for hewing and squaring 47 loads of the said elm
timber at 11d. the load, 43s. 1d.
To Richard Forman for felling 38 of the trees at 2d. the tree, total 6s.
To the said Forman for making tallwood and billets, 8s.
To Thomas Alen and Proveste for their charges in buying the same
timber, 2s. To Laurence, Provest and Golde for their charges in going
thither to measure [meite] the timber, 3s. 9d. And in reward to 10 of
our carpenters for working the same there, 5s. Total 10s. 9d.
To the wharfinger of Deptford for wharfage of 95 loads of the same
stuff at 1d. the load, total 7s. 11d.
To Thomas Allen for water-carriage of all the said timber, board, and
other from Dartford to the Bridge House at 2 several times, having
divers labourers with him to convey it by drove, total 51s. 2d.
To Thomas Dendye of Surrey for 1 load of heartlaths, 11s. 2s.
To Henry Hauker of Croydon for the laystall of 118 loads of timber at
1d. the load, total 9s. 10d.
To Richard Ambrosse for 22 loads and 30 ft. of timber delivered by
him to the Bridge House, £7 10s.
To Thomas Dendye of Surrey for 5 thousand 8 hundred of plankboard
[planche borde], 3 thousand 8½ hundred of quarterboard at 20d. the
hundred, £8 10d. To him for 2 loads of quarters at 8s. 6d. the load, 17s.
And for 3 loads of laths at 10s. 8d. the load, 32s. Total £10 9s. 10d.
To William Porter of Weybridge for 8 thousand of planks, and 3
thousand 1 hundred of quarterboard at 2s. 2d. the hundred, total
Total £96 13s. 5d.
468. Tiles and bricks.
To Hugh Brampson, brickmaker, for 61,000 bricks bought from him
and delivered to sundry storehouses belonging to the Bridge House
within the city and to the Bridge House within the time of this account,
at 4s. 8d. the thousand, total £14 4s. 8d.
To Henry Knyght of Kings hill for 46,000 tiles delivered by him to
sundry of the said storehouses and to the Bridge House within the time
of this present account, at 4s. 8d. the thousand, total £10 14s. 8d.
To William Lynger of Surrey for 3,000 paving tiles, 42s.
To Richard Cooke of Addington for 600 corner tiles, total 16s.
Total £27 17s. 4d.
469. [f. 245] Chalk, lime, sand, gravel and loam.
To Stephen Parrot of Deptford for 53 boat[loads] of chalk, every boat
containing 12 tons, in all 636 tons, delivered at the Bridge House within
the time of this account, at 6d. the ton, £15 18s.
To Richard Dryver, limeburner, for 8,604 loads and 5 sacks of lime,
counting 7 loads to every hundred, delivered to sundry of the said
storehouses within the time of this account, at 4s. the hundred, £16
To Robert Colte of Billingsgate for 4 mounts [moites] of plaster, every
mount containing [blank] at 6s. the mount, 24s. And for measuring the
same, 16d., total 25s. 4d.
To Jeffrey Harryson for 175 loads of sand at 6d. the load, 87s. 6d.,
for 110 loads of gravel at 4d. the load, 36s. 8d., and for 86 loads of
loam at 4d. the load, 28s. 8d., which he delivered to sundry of the said
storehouses within the time of this present account. Total £7 12s. 10d.
To Philip Miller of Lewisham for 5 loads of sand delivered at Lewisham
and used there, 15d.
To the wife of James Foster for 20 tons of chalk and rag delivered at
the mill-dam at Stratford at 10d. the ton, total 16s. 8d.
Total £43 5d.
470. Ironworks and nails.
To William Sharparowe, blacksmith, for divers kinds of ironworks
white and black, both great and small, locks and keys, together with
mending sundry sorts of ironworks and tools both for the waterworks
of the bridge and for sundry new and old tenements belonging to the
said Bridge, as appears by his 4 several bills. Total £43 14s. 8½d.
To Nicholas Barker, armourer, for divers kinds of nails bought of him
and received by the hands of Hughwet the porter, as appears by his
bill. Total £13 14s. 8½d.
To Robert Terne, blacksmith, for battering 139 dozen masons' tools at
1½d. the dozen, total 17s. 4½d.
To John Peverell, blacksmith, for battering 71 dozen of the same tools
at 1½d. the dozen, total 10s. 1½d.
To Rowley, blacksmith, for 2 pile-shoes, 18d.
To Gilbert the smith of Radlyffe [Rotherhithe] for 700 fourpenny nails,
2s. 4d., and for 300 threepenny nails, 9d., total 3s. 1d.
To Hugh Wattes, leatherseller of London, for 10 double plate-locks
without keys for Cheapside, 20s.
To [blank] for 6 round rings and 6 hearts with latches and catches for
the same house, 4s.
To Robert Golde for 300 fourpenny nails used at Stratford, 12d.
To Peter Carpenter of Southwark for 10 soldering irons for the plumber
and 2 cutting knives, weighing 37 lb. at 3d. the lb., total 9s. 3d.
To the smith of Lambeth for 400 tenpenny nails at 10d. the hundred,
3s. 4d., for 1 thousand 8½ hundred sixpenny nails at 6d. the hundred,
9s. 3d., for 1,800 fourpenny nails at 4d. the hundred, 6s., and for 800
threepenny nails at 3d. the hundred, 2s. Total 20s. 7d.
[f. 245v] To Sclater of Mile End for 4 new tide-axes, 4s., for 5 adzes,
5s., for steeling 7 old adzes, 3s. 6d., and for steeling 3 augers, 18d., for
the waterworks. Total 14s.
Total £62 10s. 4d.
471. Lead and solder.
There remained in the plumbery house [the plomberve house] in lead
and lead ashes weighing 7 thousand 4 hundred 3 quarters 27 lb., as
appears more fully in the charge of the last account. And 8 fother 14
hundred 3 quarters of bought lead was delivered to the said plumbery
house. And old lead weighing 6 thousand 2 hundred 1 quarter 21 lb.
was taken from divers tenements belonging to the Bridge and delivered
to the plumbery house into the hands of Richard Roberts, plumber.
Total 31 thousand 1½ hundred 40 lb.
Of which lead the said Richard Robert cast up in the plumbery house
and wrought and laid 21 thousand 5 hundred 3 quarters 24 lb. [of lead]
in gutters, pipes, paving, cisterns, fillets, sockets, grates and other
necessaries within divers tenements belonging to the said Bridge,
taking 6d. for casting, laying and working every hundred. Total £5
And [lead] weighing 2 thousand 8 hundred was wasted, consumed and
quite lost in melting and casting old and new lead within the said
plumbery house from Michaelmas 29 Henry VII  to Michaelmas
30 Henry VIII .
And there remains 6 thousand 7½ hundred 24 lb. in fine lead and ashes
within the plumbery house at Michaelmas 30 Henry VIII .
To the said Richard Roberts for 5 hundred 70 lb. of solder, accounting
5 score lb. to the hundred, used in divers tenements belonging to the
Bridge House this year, as appears by his bill, at 4d. the lb., total
To the said Richard Roberts for unstopping 2 pipes on the bridge,
To my lady Pargyter for 5 fother 7 hundred <16> of Peak lead at £4
6s. 8d. the fother, bought of her for the use of the Bridge House, with
3d. over, £23 4s. 7d.
To 3 labourers for carrying and conveying over of the same from
Knights Key to the Bridge House, 9d.
And paid to the wharfinger for portage and wharfage of the same, 3s.
To William Leyghe, gold-finer, for 4 sows of Peak lead, weighing 1
fother 7 hundred 3 quarters at £4 6s. 8d. the fother, except that 1d.
was rebated, total £6.
To John Carver of Candlewick Street, powderer, for 2 fother of lead
at £4 6s. 8d. the fother, £8 13s. 4d.
Total £53 23½d.
472. [f. 246] Costs in glazing.
To Robert Nelson, glazier, for glazing 44 lights in the hall of the new
house in Cheapside containing 111½ ft. of glass, at 4½d. the foot, 41s.
9½d. For 104 ft. in the chamber over the hall at 4½d. the foot, 29s. For
90¼ ft. of glass in the chamber in the highest storey, cemented, at 5d.
the foot, 37s. 7d. For taking down 3 panes and setting up in 3 cases, 8d.
And for 35 quarrels with the Bridge mark and the date of Our Lord at
1d. the quarrel, 2s. 11d. Total £6 23½d.
To the said Robert Nelson for glazing certain windows on the backside
of the said new house: first in the parlour a window of 14 lights
containing 47 ft. at 4½d. the foot, 18s. For 3 lights over the same
window, containing 24 foot, 9s. For 16 ft. in the counting-house, 6s.
For 7½ ft. in the buttery, 2s. 9½d. For 8 panes in the chamber over
the parlour, containing 20½ ft., 7s. 8d. For 10 panes in the kitchen
containing 23 ft., 2s. 7½d. For 3 panes in a little room where the Cope
stands, containing 7 ft., 2s. 7½d. For 3 panes in the highest chamber
containing 4½ ft., 20d. For 2 panes in the jakes containing 3 ft., 13½d.
For 3 panes in the highest chamber over the parlour containing 4 ft.,
18d. For 4 panes in the garret containing 6½ ft., 2s. 5d. And for 36
quarrels with the date of Our Lord and the Bridge House mark at 1d.
the quarrel, rebated 12d., 2s. Total 63s. 5d.
Total £12 19s. 2d.
473. Necessary purchases.
To William Cockes, junior [joynn'], for 1 lb. glue, 2½d. To John
Smythe, turner, for 6 trays for the masons, 2s. To Robert Golde for
1 fir pole 25 ft. long, 4d. To Ambrose Wolles for a hundred of rosin,
4s. To Richard Petwyn for 1 dozen gloves in reward for the masons,
2s. To Mr Blande for 1 ream of paper, 3s. To Thomas Monkest for a
fine sieve for lime (8d.) <7d.> To Sherman for 2 baskets, 3d. Total
To William Hewghett for 2 dozen cotton candles spent within the
Bridge House, 2s. 6d. For 6 lb. at 1 ½d. the lb., 9d. To William Cockys,
junior, for 2 dozen cotton candles spent at Cheapside, 2s. 6d. And for
1 lb. glue, 3½d. Total 6s. ½d.
[f. 246v] To Ambrose Wolloys for 1 barrel of tar for ropes and the
cement boat, 4s. 8d. To Thomas Allen for 4 lb. thrums, 8d., for
10 lb. oakum, 10d. To Smythe of Eastcheap, turner, for 4 shovels
for the masons 16d., for 4 spades [scoppetts] for the boats 8d. To
Thomas Monkeste, plasterer, for 60 bushels of hair for the new house
in Cheap at 3d. the bushel, 15s. To John Smythe for 2 pails, 6d. To
the cordwainer at the gates for soling 2 prs. boots, 12d. And for 4
new clouts for the axle-tree of the cart for the millstone, 9d. Total
To Laurence Couper for hooping sundry sorts of tubs, pails, buckets
and other for the works as appears by bill, 5s. 4d. To him for a
new tun for the Crown against the Bridge House gate, 27s. Total
To Thomas Bulbroke of Lynn for 2 warps of small and great ropes,
weighing 212 lb. at 12s. the hundred, 25s. To William Buckerall of
Deptford for 4 warps of ropes great and small, weighing 3 hundred 1
quarter 11 lb. at 12s. the hundred, 40s. To John Moyle for 1 hundred
1 quarter of ropes for the boats, 15s. Total £4.
To Ambrose Wolleys for 1 barrel of tar, 5s. 4d., for 1 piece of tarpaulin
[bollyng] for the cement boat, 7s. To Thomas Monkest for 4 bushels of
hair, 12d. To John Smythe for 1 pail, 3d. Total 13s. 4d.
To Thomas Allen, mercer, for 1 barrel of pitch for the shout house,
4s. To John Hore, waterman, for the blade of an oar for the cement
boat, 14d. To Thomas Smyth, turner, for 6 new trays, 2s. To William
Hewhett for 46 lb. tallow at 1d. the lb., 3s. 10d., for 40 lb. grease at
1d. the lb., 3s. 4d. Total 14s. 4d.
To John Goose for 21 ft. of lattice for a tenement at the Minories at
2¾d. the foot, 4s. 9¾d. To Richard Buckerell of Deptford for 1 quarter
and 9 ft. of rope for buckets, 4s. Total 8s. 9¾d.
To William Stevens of London for 4 barrels of pitch at 5s. 4d. the
barrel, 21s. 4d., for 4 hundred 17 lb. of rosin at 4s. the hundred, 16s.
8d., for 3 oars for the boats, 3s. And for wharfage of the same ware,
1d. Total 16s. 1d.
To a parchment maker for 10 skins of vellum for the books of this
account, 6s. 8d.
Total £12 7¾d.
474. Necessary expenses for the obits of Anne Fenkenham, John
Clyfforde and Christian Mallynge, as is contained in their testaments,
To the masters for their expenses in viewing the lands and tenements
belonging to the Bridge this year, both within the city and at Stratford,
Lewisham, and Greenwich at sundry times, and for money given by
them among the workmen to cause them to apply their works, total
To Hughwette's wife for weeding in the garden this year as before
[f. 247] To Henry Mylles, gardener, for working in the garden this year
for 16½ days at 8d. the day, 11s. To his servant for 5 days at 5d. the day,
2s. 1d. To him for poles for the garden 3d., for wire for the rosemary
5d., and for seeds for the same 9d. Total 14s. 6d.
To Thomas Wulberde of Deptford for certain repairs done by him in a
house in which the king's harness lies, 7s.
To Thomas Mason, ordure voider, for voiding 66 tuns of ordure from
2 tenements within the Castle in Wood Street at 18d. the tun, total
To him for cleansing 6 tuns from the sluice called le braunte at 18d. the
tun, 9s. And to him and 4 of his servants for cleaning a draught at Mr
Doughtye's house, 6s. 2d. Total 15s. 2d.
To John Smyth for watching with the said ordure voiders for 11 nights
to control his filling [the tuns], at 4d. the night, 3s. 8d. And for watching
at Mr Doughtye's house, 9d. Total 4s. 5d.
To the said John Smythe for carriage of certain cuttings of lead
from the new house in Cheapside, 3d. To Alexander, a painter of
Wood Street, for painting and gilding 2 vanes and the spindle of
the same for the finials set at the new building in Cheap, 10s. Total
To the wardmote inquest of the bridge in reward as has been
accustomed, 2s. To 5 masons for steeling their tools at 18d. each,
7s. 6d. To William Hughwet for 18 loads of dung, 4d. To Laurence
and Provest going to Petham Court to measure up the sawyers' works,
for their charges, 2s. 6d. To Provest for his charges another time, 8d.
To learned counsel for making an answer to a bill of complaint exhibited
against the Bridge wardens by the abbot and convent of Tower Hill for
a quit-rent at Ivy Lane end, 10s.
To the said abbot and convent for the same matter, by commandment
of the bench, £42
To William Drapar of Bromley, deputy steward of Greenwich,
Lewisham, Deptford, Lee, and Stratford for his retainer to make
answer for the Bridge masters in these courts, at 12d. every year and
this time 5s.
To Richard Patwyn, glover, for 6 prs. gloves given amongst the masons,
12d. To Richard Howsynge of Houndsditch for casting 3 old brasses
weighing 66 lb. at 1d. the lb., 5s. 6d. To Robert Golde for his costs
and charges in going to Croydon, and Cockes with him, to measure
[meite] timber, 16d. Total 7s. 10d.
To William Hughwet for boughs and flowers for the gate at Midsummer,
10d. To Thomas Dowell, dyker, for casting a piece of a drain [shwer']
against the Crown, 20d. To the said William Hughwet for taking up 2
oars, 2d. To Arnolde, Thomson, and Fylde for steeling their tools for
3 quarters of a year, 3s. Total 5s. 8d.
To the masters for a repast made to the lord mayor and his brethren at
the audit day, over and above their old allowances allowed in previous
acounts, total 10s. 7d.
Total £60 2½d.
475. [f. 247v] Repairs of mills.
To Bridges, wharfinger at Mr Forman's wharf, for holing 2 millstones,
To Andrew Morres for wharfage of the same 3 stones, 2s. And for
portage and carriage of the same from the wharf into the street, 2s.
8d. Total 4s. 8d.
To William Carter for carriage of the same stones to both mills in
To Thomas Whyte of Stratford for mending a pair of wheels for the
same stones, 10d.
Total 18s. 4d.
476. Costs of carriage.
To Robert Butler for carriage of 81 loads of framed timber from the
Bridge House to the Standard in Cheap at 6d. the load, total 40s. 6d.
To Mistress Foster for carriage of 126 loads of framed timber, board,
stone, and other stuff from the said Bridge House to the Standard and
other places within the city at 4d. the load, total 42s.
To her for carriage of 45 loads of like stuff from the Bridge House to
the bridge and from the bridge home, at 2d. the load, 7s. 6d. And for
the carriage of 23 loads of rubbish from her own house at 2d. the load,
3s. 10d. Total 11s. 4d.
To her for carriage of 5 loads of rubbish from a joiner's house in
Southwark rents at 2d. the load, 10d., for carriage of 1 load to
Gracechurch, 3d., and for carriage of 1 load to Stratford, 12d., 2s. 1d.
To Jeffrey Harryson for carriage of 7 loads of timber and other stuff
to divers places within the city at 4d. the load, total 2s. 4d.
To him for carriage of 31 loads of rubbish from Newgate market,
Paternoster Row, and Cheapside at 2½d. the load, 6s. 5½d., and for
carriage of 8 loads of rubbish at 2d. the load, 16d. Total 7s. 9½d.
To John Clerke of Southwark, carter, for carriage of 22 loads of timber,
board, and other stuff to divers places within the city at 4d. the load,
total 7s. 4d.
To him for carriage of 7 loads of rubbish from Cheapside in his small
cart at 2d. the load, 14d.
To Thomas Mason for carriage of 17 loads of rubbish from the Castle in
Wood Street and from Cheap at 2½d. the load, 3s. 6½d., and for carriage
of 12 loads from the same places at 2d. the load, 2s., 5s. 6½d.
To William Bonde for carriage of 14 loads of rubbish from Cheapside
at 2d. the load, total 2s. 4d.
To Philip Myller of Lewisham for carriage of 8 loads of timber, board,
and other stuff from Deptford to Lewisham at 4d. the load, 2s. 8d.
Total £6 5s. 1d.
477. Costs of the chapel.
First to 3 chaplains ministering daily in the chapel on the bridge for
52 weeks within the time of the present account, to each for a whole
year at £6 13s. 4d. a year, total £20. [f. 248] To 5 clerks serving and
attending daily in the chapel, each for 52 weeks within the time of this
present account at 2s. a week, £26. To Roger Robyns also serving in
the chapel for 52 weeks at 12d. a week, 52s.
To the wife of William Tanner for washing the chapel clothes this
year, 4s. To John Ferrys for keeping the chapel with all the goods and
ornaments belonging to it, as has been allowed in past years, 20s. To
him for singing bread for the chapel this year, 8d. To the said 3 priests
and 6 clerks for singing Placebo and Dirige on 4 several occasions this
year for the souls of the benefactors of the said chapel, 12s. To them
for singing Te Deum for the birth of our prince, 12d. To John Ferrys for
a dozen cotton candles, 15d. To John Hacker of London, fishmonger,
for 18 lb. of Polish [pollen] wax for the lights of the chapel, 12s. To
John Houghe, organmaker, for mending the organs this year, 12d. To
Robert Gray, waxchandler, for making 43 lb. of wax new and old into
divers tapers great and small and other lights for the chapel at [erasure]
½d. the lb., total 21½d. To him for a Paschal of his own wax, weighing
22 lb., 3s. 3½d. To the said John Houghe, organmaker, for mending a
pair of bellows, 5s. In reward to children for singing in the chapel on
Lady Day, 20d. To Ralph Wilmotte for 60 pints of Gascon wine at 1d.
the pint, 5s. To Nicholas Hacker for 9 gallons and a pottle of lamp-oil
at 12d. a gallon, total 9s. 6d.
To Einergeger, one of the chaplains aforesaid, by commandment of
my lord mayor and his brethren, for his wages for 13 weeks which
should be ended at Christmas next coming, and in recompense for the
discharge of his services, at 2s. 6d. a week, total 32s. 6d. To Mitchelson,
Vyncent, Breght, and Stephen Robson, clerks of the said chapel, by
like commandment for wages for 13 weeks at 2s. each a week, total
104s. To Roger Robynson for 13 weeks at 12d. the week, total 13s.
Total £59 19s. 8d.
478. Masons' wages.
To John Orgar, chief mason of the Bridge works for his wages and fee
as well for his attendance and good oversight given to the said Bridge
as for making provision for all manner of hard stones of Kent necessary
and convenient for the works of the said Bridge for a whole year coming
within the time of this account, £10.
[f. 248v] To Bennet for 185 days, Thomson for 203 days, Arnold for
197 days, Fylde for 177 days and Haynes for 194 days, masons working
as well in apparelling sundry sorts of hard stone of Kent apt for the
waterworks of the said bridge and divers other works belonging to the
same, as in setting the same stones in a great arch and breasts of the
said bridge next to Southwark, and in paving of sundry kitchens on the
said bridge, St Nicholas Shambles, Paternoster Row, Old Change, and
other places within the city, as appears by the Journal of the weekly
[payments], between them for 957 days at 8d. a day, £31 18s.
To the said Bennet for 59 days, Thomson for 55 days, Arnold for 54
days, Fylde for 59 days, Heynes for 59 days working in the works
aforesaid, between them for 286 days at 7½d. a day. Total £8 18s. 9d.
To the said Thomson for 9 days, Arnold for 12 days, Fylde for 12 days
and Haynes for 18 days, between them for 51 days at 7d. a day. Total
To Jeffrey Orgar, mason, working in the said works amongst the said
masons for 277 days at 7d. a day. Total £8 2s. 2d.
To Bennet for 12 tides, Thomson for 12 tides, Arnolde for 12 tides,
Fylde for 12 tides, Heynes for 11 tides, and Jeffrey Orgar for 10 tides,
masons working at the said arch and breasts of the same out of due
time as the tides have fallen within the time of this account, between
them for 69 tides at 4d. a tide. Total 23s.
Total £61 11s. 8d.
479. Carpenters' wages.
To Richard Ambrose, chief carpenter of the Bridge works for his fee
for one whole year within the time of this present account, £10.
To Robert Golde, warden carpenter of the waterworks belonging to the
said Bridge for his wages for 48 weeks within the time of this present
account, taking by the week broken and whole 4s., total £9 12s.
To William Cockes the younger, warden carpenter of the land works
belonging to the said Bridge for his wages for 47 weeks within the time
of this present account, taking for every week broken and whole 4s.,
total £9 8s.
To William Cockes the elder for 260 days, Browne the elder for 260
days, Henry Godfreye for 260 days, Browne junior for 257 days,
Ingledewe for 227 days, Pasmer for 243 days, Palmer for 260 days,
Thomas Browne for 242 days, Thomas Broke 137 days, Walter Allen
134 days, John Proveste 237 days, Leonard Holmes 260 days, Roger
Maxton 5 days, carpenters working as well in hewing and squaring
elm timber within the Bridge House into sundry scantlings meet and
apt for the works of the said Bridge, driving piles and stopping in
and [f. 249] about certain starlings of the same, joisting and binding
sundry staddles of the same, as in setting up and finishing of the
new house or tenement against the Standard in Cheap, mending
and making new of Simon Lowys' house, in repairs within sundry
tenements upon the said bridge, St Nicholas Shambles, Paternoster
Row, St Dionis, St Margaret Patten lane, Friday Street, Fenchurch
Street, Lewisham, Deptford and Stratford, with divers other places
belonging to the said Bridge, between them for 2,784 days at 8d. a
day. Total £92 16s.
To Robert Golde for 18 days, William Cockes the younger for 18 days,
William Cockes the elder for 17 days, Browne senior for 17 days,
Browne junior for 17 days, Henry Godfreye for 17 days, Leonard
Holmes for 17 days, Palmer for 17 days, Thomas Browne for 12 days,
Inggledewe for 17 days, Pasmer for 17 days, and John Proveste for 17
days, carpenters working in the works aforesaid between them for 201
days at 7d. a day Total 117s. 3s.
To Simon Cockes, carpenter, for 24 days at 4d. a day 7s. To him for
253 days working in the said works at 5d. a day. 105s. 5d. 113s. 5d.
To John Pasmer, carpenter, for 139 days at 5d. a day, 57s. 11d., and
to him for 129 days working in the said works at 6d. a day, 64s. 6d.
Total 122s. 5d.
To Nicholas Holoway, carpenter, for 125 days working in the said
works at 6d. a day. Total 62s. 6d.
To William Wynter, carpenter for 44 days at 5d. a day, 18s. 4d. And
to him for 180 days working in the said works at 6d. a day, 90s. Total
£5 8s. 4d.
To the said Robert Golde for 9 tides, Cockes the elder for 14 tides,
Browne senior for 11 tides, Henry Godfrye for 13 tides, Browne junior
for 9 tides, Simon Cockes for 14 tides, Cockes for 10 tides, Ingledewe
for 10 tides, Pasmer for 11 tides, Palmer for 9 tides, Thomas Browne
for 10 tides, Leonard Holmes ofr 9 tides, John Provest for 9 tides, John
Pasmer for 10 tides, and Wynter for 12 tides, carpenters working in the
waterworks out of due time as the tides have fallen this year, between
them for 160 tides at 4d. a tide. Total 53s. 4d.
Total £150 13s. 3d.
480. Labourers' wages.
To John Smythe for 277 days, Roger Whythed for 277 days, Thomas
Allen for 177 days, Wynter for 34 days, Sherman for 170 days, Tanner
for 187 days, John Cleworth 101 days, Roger Hood for 5 days, Thomas
Johnson 5 days, John Thomson 2 days, Shypard 3 days, labourers
labouring and attending as well on the aforesaid masons as [on the]
carpenters in conveying necessary stuff to the same workmen's hands
and in divers other places and works belonging to the waterworks of
the bridge and tenements of the same, as appears by the Journal of
weekly payments, between them for 1,238 days at 5d. a day. Total £25
[f. 249v] To the said Sherman for 50 days and Tanner for 65 days,
labourers labouring as aforesaid, between them for 115 days at 4d. a
day, total 38s. 4d.
To divers and sundry labourers labouring with the carpenters at the
bridge at the five-man beetle, driving piles for the foundations and
other businesses there needing to be done, between them this year for
261 tides at (4d.) <3d.> a tide, total 65s. 3d.
To Thomas Allen for heating 38 cement pots for the masons at 4d. a
pot, total 12s. 8d.
To 6 labourers for removing timber in the yard for 2 days at 3d. a day
each, total 3s.
To 4 labourers for gathering, loading and unloading 4 boats of chalk,
To 6 other labourers for loading 5 boats of chalk, 3s. 4d.
To 3 labourers for placing [bestowynge] chalk in the yard, 18d.
To Thomas Allen for money paid by him to divers labourers for helping
him to convey the boats laden with timber, stones and other engines
meet for the waterworks through the bridge, and for loading the same
at St Mary Overey's wall on the west side of the bridge, as the tides
have fallen this year out of due time, as appears by his bill and the
Journal. Total 44s. 11d.
To divers labourers for loading and unloading 6 boats of chalk, 6s. 3d.
To 10 men for loading and unloading 3 boats of chalk, 2s. 6d.
To 7 men for loading 2 boats of chalk, 14d.
To 3 labourers placing chalk for 4 tides, 3s.
To 3 labourers for loading and unloading 2 boats of chalk, 18d.
To 3 men for stowing chalk at the bridge for 1 tide, 9d.
To 6 men for unloading 4 boats of stone and chalk, 2s.
To them for unloading 2 boats of chalk, 12d.
To 8 men for loading and unloading 2 boats of chalk, 22d.
To Thomas Wright for placing chalk in the starlings for 3 tides, 9d.
To 6 men for loading and unloading 6 boats of chalk, 4s. 8d.
To 2 labourers for bearing board and laths for 2 days, 2s. 2d.
To John Auston for placing chalk, 2d.
To 4 labourers for unloading 10 boats of chalk, 3s. 4d.
To 2 labourers for labouring in placing chalk for 2 tides, 12d.
To 13 labourers for taking up 18 loads of elm timber, 3s. 4d.
To 2 labourers for placing chalk in the starlings for 3 tides, 18d.
To Robert Golde for taking up 20 loads of oak timber, 5s. 8d.
To 10 labourers for taking up a score of elm planks, 2s. 6d.
To 13 labourers for taking up a score of elm timber that came from
Dartford, 5s. 5d.
To 10 men for loading and unloading 5 boats of chalk and placecing the
same, 4s. 2d. To 6 men for unloading 3 boats of chalk, 18d. And to 3
men for 4 tides placing chalk, 3s. Total 8s. 8d.
To 10 labourers for taking up 20 loads of oak timber, 3s. 4d.
To 4 labourers for taking up 7 loads of oak timber, 8d.
To Thomas Alen for loading 3 boats of chalk in the Bridge House
and unloading the same, 2s. 6d. To him for loading 4 boats of stone
at the bridge, 2s. And to him for 3 men placing chalk for 4 tides, 2s.
Total 6s. 6d.
[f. 250] To the said Thomas for loading and unloading 4 boats of chalk,
To 8 men for taking up 19 loads of oak timber, 4s.
To 8 labourers for placing planks in the storehouse, 4d.
To 16 labourers for taking up a fare of elm timber and planks that came
from Dartford, 7s. 6d.
To 2 labourers for bringing a boat to Deptford for 1 night, 8d.
To 7 labourers in taking up 7 loads of oak timber, 14d.
To Tanner, Wynter, and Cloworth for carriage of 1 boat of timber and
board to Deptford, 12d.
To 11 labourers for taking up timber that came from Deptford, 4s. 7d.
Total £39 2s. 9d.
481. Bricklayers' wages.
To William Swenson for 240 days and Richard Cherlton for 213 days,
working as well in laying and setting bricks and tiles and bringing
up chimneys in the new house in Cheap, Simon Lewes' [house] on
the bridge, St Nicholas Shambles, Paternoster Row, Friday Street,
Fenchurch Street, St Margaret Pattens, Lewisham, Deptford and other
places, between them for 453 days at 8d. a day. Total £15 2s.
To the said Swenson for 17 days working in the said works at 7d. a day,
total 9s. 11d.
To Nevell for 212 days, Thomas Grene for 200 days, Brogett [sic; recte
Hogett] for 212 days, Jacson 28 days, Sherman for 44 days, Tanner
for 17 days, Thomas Laurence for 2 days, Roger Dome for 2 days,
and Thorley for 6 days, labourers labouring and attending on the said
bricklayers and tilers in conveying stuff to the workmen's hands and
works aforesaid, between them for 723 days at 5d. a day. Total £15
To the said Nevell for 59 days, Hayhet [recte Hogett] for 59 days,
Thomas Grene for 59 days, Jacson for 6 days, and Sherman for 15
days, working in the said works, between them for 198 days at 4d. a
Total £33 19s. 2d.
482. Daubers' wages.
To Thomas Monkest for 218 days, Bryane for 28 days, Doucat for 39
days, working in the tenements aforesaid belonging to the said Bridge,
as appears by the Journal, between them for 285 days at 8d. a day.
Total £9 10s.
To the said Thomas Monkest for working in the same works for 11 days
at 7d. a day, 6s. 5d., total 6s. 5d.
To John Turfyt, labourer, for 190 days, Patrick Pluckney for 65 days,
and William Monkest for 5 days, labourers labouring with the said
plasterers, between them for 260 days at 5d. a day, 108s. 4d.
To the said John Turfyt for 39 days working in the said works at 4d. a
day, total 13s.
Total £15 17s. 9d.
483. [f. 250v] Wages at the gins.
To 20 labourers labouring in drawing at the gin called the gibbet gin,
driving piles in and about the starlings on the west and north side of the
bridge under Lawes' house, within the time of this account, between
them for 64 tides, at 5s. a tide between them, except that there lacked
1 man for 12 tides. Total £15 17s.
To 2 labourers holding and guiding the said gibbet Ram for the said 64
tides, at 8d. a tide between them, 42s. 8d.
To John Browne for 6 men for 4 tides, making scaffolds for the said
gin at 3d. a tide, total 6s.
Total £18 5s. 8d.
484. Shipwrights' wages.
To Hugh Yonge for 4 days at 11d. a day, 3s. 8d. John Lewys for 10
days at 10d. a day, 8s. 4d. Richard Forde for 6 days at 10d. a day, 5s.
John Cawde for 6 days at 8d. a day, 4s. William Almonte for 10 days at
8d. a day, 6s. 8d. John Fyddeler for 10 days at 10d. a day, 8s. 4d. And
William Eglesse for 5 days at 8d. a day, 3s. 4d., shipwrights working
in caulking and pitching of 7 several boats belonging to the said Bridge
House. Total 39s. 4d.
Total 39s. 4d.
485. Sawyers' wages.
To John Flynt, sawyer, for sawing and slitting oak and elm timber within
the Bridge House into divers scantlings necessary and convenient as well
for the waterworks of the bridge as for sundry new buildings belonging
to the land works of the bridge, by the discretion of Robert Golde
and William Cocks, carpenters of the said works, in all 1 thousand 4
hundred at 13s. the hundred, total £17 2d.
To the same Flynte for sawing 14¼ hundred [of] board at 12d. the
hundred, total 14s. 3d.
To Horton the sawyer for slitting 6 thousand 6½ hundred of the same
stuff into divers scantlings as aforesaid, less 2d. rebated, 71s. 10d.
To 2 sawyers of Petham Court for sawing 2,304 ft. of planks cut and
half cut [of karfe and half karfe] at 14d. the hundred, 26s. 11d. And
for sawing 1,765 ft. of board at 12d. the hundred, 17s. 8d. For making
5 sawpits 4s. 4d. For crosswise cuts [anthwart kyrffs] 2s. [Total] 50s.
<To the said Horton for sawing 2 hundred of board at the Bridge
Total £23 19s. 2d.
486. Paviours' wages.
To Richard Ruddynge, paviour, for paving 22 toises on the backside of
the sign of the Cup in St Nicholas Shambles, for paving 29 toises before
the house in Cheap, for 21 toises at the Stocks, 15 toises at Old Change,
3 toises at the corner in Eastcheap, and 10 toises in Friday Street, in all
100 toises at 7d. the toise, total 58s. 4d.
[f. 251] To him for stopping up holes and cartwheles [? ruts] on the
bridge for 3 days, with his servant with him, 3s.
To him and his said servant working on the bridge for 4 days in like
work, 4s. 4d.
Total 65s. 4d.
487. Fees and wages of officers.
To the said wardens for their fees of their office, to each £16 13s. 4d.,
total £33 6s. 8d.
To the said wardens for their clothing, 40s.
To them for their horses, £4.
To Ralph Coldwell, learned in the law, retained as counsel with the
said wardens in matters concerning the Bridge this year, for his fee
To Laurence Awen, clerk of the works of the Bridge for his fee within
the time of this account, £10.
To Richard Maunsell, receiver of all the rents and tenements of the
Bridge, for his whole year's fee and drinking with gathering of the
fishmongers and butchers at the Stocks this year, total £23 6s. 8d.
To the said Richard in reward over and above his year's fee, as it has
been allowed in the last account, 40s.
To Thomas Holydaye, serjeant of the chamber of London, for warning
the Auditors of the city to hear and determine this account, 6s. 8d.
To William Hughwet, porter of the Bridge House gate, for his wages
for 52 weeks within the time of this account, at 2s. a week, total 104s.
To Thomas Allen, keeper of the boats and shouts belonging to the said
Bridge, for his wages for 52 weeks, that is to say 2s. 6d. weekly for
himself, and 10d. weekly for keeping and finding the hounds within the
Bridge House, total £8 13s. 4d.
Total £89 10s. 8d.
488. Rewards to officers.
To the said wardens for their attendance and good provision done in
their office, £10 each, total £20.
To the said clerk of the works, in reward to him allowed for writing
and duplicating the books of this present account, whereof one book
remains at the Guildhall in London and the other at the Bridge House,
£3 6s. 8d.
Total £23 6s. 8d.
489. Costs of the auditors in hearing and determining this present
account, and for a repast made among officers and ministers in the
works of the Bridge, as allowed in accounts in years past, total 40s.
And for counters delivered to the said auditors to cast this present
account, 2s. 8d.
Total 42s. 8d.
490. [f. 251v] Allowance for money given by the mayor and bench to
the duke of Suffolk for debt for wheat, £14 13s. 4d.
491. Total of all the payments [and] allowances, £1,510 17s. 2¼d.
492. And there is owing [blank]
Upon Andrew Cooke and his surety, 74s.
Upon sundry persons debtors to the granaries, 47s. 2½d.
Total £6 14½d.
493. And so the said accountants owe clearly of this present account
£345 19s. 2¼d.
By me William Forman, mayor [signature]
By me Ralph Warey [signature]
By me Walter Mersch [signature]
By me Roger Pynchester [signature]
By me Richard Rede [signature]
By me Thomas Curteys [signature]