The Chamberlain's Account 1585-6
Nos. 147-226

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Betty R. Masters (editor)

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1984

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'The Chamberlain's Account 1585-6: Nos. 147-226', Chamber accounts of the sixteenth century: London Record Society, 20 (1984), pp. 63-87. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=64548 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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Nos. 147–226

147. [The fourth account of Robert Brandon chamberlain of the city of London from Michaelmas 1585 unto Michaelmas last past 1586] (fn. 1)

[The Charge]

148. [Money due to the city by this accountant as by the foot of his last account appears, £55.13s.4¾d. and 12 peppercorns.] (fn. 2)

149. [The receipts of the city's general lands and Blanchappleton lands, vacations and desperates allowed, approx. £837 (fn. 3) and 4 peppercorns.]

150. [The receipts of enrolments of apprenticesapprox. £642.] (fn. 4)
151. [The receipts of admission of freemen

152. [Summa £1,535.7s.6¼d. and 16 peppercorns.] (fn. 5)

153. [Rent Farms [Receipts]] (fn. 6)

a. [The rent farm of Blackwell Hall of the treasurer of St Bartholomew's Hospital, £33.6s.8d.]

b. [The rent farm of measurage of woollen cloths, cotton and friezes, £10.0s.0d.]

c. [The rent farm of custom of rushes at Broken Wharf for a half year, £7.0s.0d.] (fn. 7)

d. [For the sealing of tanned leather at Leadenhall, £10.0s.0d.]

e. [For rent reserved for passing of barges to and from Gravesend, £30.0s.0d.]

f. [For wharfage of strangers at Billingsgate and for Romeland, £20.0s.0d.]

g. [f.94] As 7g, £50.0s.0d.

h. As 7h, £66.13s.4d.

i. As 7i with these variations: received for sealing weights and measures £3.1s.4d. and for unsealed wine pots weighing 6 1b 2s., summa, £3.3s.4d.

j. As 7j, £40.0s.0d.

k. As 7k, 6s.8d.

l. As 71 with this variation: sum received £19.19s.10½d.

m. As 7m, £20.0s.0d.

n. [f.94v] As 7n, £50.0s.0d.

o. As 7o, £4.0s.0d.

p. As 7p, £26.13s.4d.

q. Summa £391.3s.2½d.

154. [f.95] Casual Receipts Ordinary

a. As 8a (fn. 8) with this variation: sum received £10.12s.8d.

b. As 8b, nil.

c. As 8c, 13s.4d.

d. As 8d, 4s.0d.

e. For standing of butchers at Leadenhall for half a year ended at the Annunciation 1586 as by the particulars may appear £36.15s.8d., and for the farm of the standing of the butchers there by order of court [28 April 1586, Rep.21, ff.292b–293b] for one half year ended at Michaelmas 1586 by Robert Aske and Richard Wistowe £38.6s.8d. (fn. 9) summa £75.2s.4d.

f. As 8f with these variations: 60 apprentices set over; sum received £6.0s.0d.

g. As 8g, 8s.0d.

h. [f.95v] As 8h with these variations: received of the same searchers of woollen cloths £16.2s.6d. for profits due to the queen, £71.7s.2¼d. for profits due to the chamber, and £60, as before, for farm of the office of alnage due to the queen, summa £147.9s.8¼d.

i. As 8i with this variation: sum received £2.13s.4d.

j. As 8j with this variation: sum received £23.11s.1d.

k. As 8k with these variations: 'fourth part of the profits' amended to read 'third part'; sum received £19.12s.0½d.

l. As 81, £6.13s.4d.

m. Summa £292.19s.9¾d.

155. [f.96] Fines [Receipts]

As 9 with this variation: sum received £37.8s.4¾d. (fn. 10)

156.[f.96v] Leases, Incomes, Arrearages of Rents, Venditions [Receipts]

a. 19 May. Of William Henbery baker for a fine for the lease of a garden near Bevis Marks within Aldgate, £5.0s.0d. (fn. 11)

b. 27 April. Of John Beste cutler in part of £20 due for a fine for the lease of a house in the Old Bailey £10.0s.0d. (fn. 12)

c. 16 June. Of Henry Nayler clothworker for a fine for a lease of a house at Billingsgate for the use of the children of Jeffery Crome, fishmonger, the same tenement being in the tenure of Jeffry Crome, £100.0s.0d. (fn. 13)

d. 4 July. Of John Prynn grocer for a fine for the lease of a garden in Houndsditch without Bishopsgate, £2.4s.0d.

e. 20 July. Of Thomas Newby clothworker for a fine for the lease of a garden in Houndsditch, £1.10s.0d.

f. 27 July. Of William Phillippes merchant taylor for a fine for the lease of a garden without Aldgate over against the Minories there, £5.0s.0d. (fn. 14)

g. 5 Aug. Of John Skynner armourer for a fine for the lease of a garden without Aldgate over against the Minories there, £5.0s.0d. (fn. 15)

h. 21 Oct. [1586] Of William Lucas for the arrearages of rent due (for a garden without Aldgate over against the Minories) at Michaelmas 1585, 6s.8d.

i. 7 Nov. [1586] Of John Hetinge dyer towards the charges of a chimney set up at his house at St Lawrence Pountney, £1.0s.0d.

j. Summa £130.0s.8d.

157. [Receipts Extraordinary]

a. [The first folio of this section, no.5 in the original numeration, is missing. The missing entries should total £117.8s.6¾d.]

b. [f.97] 18 March and 17 June. Of the wards towards the payment of one fifteenth granted to this city by act of common council [23 Dec. 1585, Jor.22, f.9b] for the affairs of the city, (fn. 16) viz. Aldersgate £7, Aldgate £5, Baynard Castle £12, Bassishaw £7, Bishopsgate £13, Billingsgate £32, Bridge Within £47, Bread Street £37, Broad Street £27, Candlewick Street £16, Coleman Street £16, Cordwainer Street £52.16s., Cornhill £16, Cheap [£52.16s.], (fn. 17) Cripplegate £40, Dowgate £28, Farringdon Within £50, Farringdon Without £35.1s., Langbourn £21.3s.4d., Lime Street £1.19s.11¾d., Portsoken £6, Queenhithe £20, Tower Ward £26, Vintry £16.13s.4d., Walbrook £33.6s.8d., summa £618.16s.3¾d.

c. 4 Aug. Of the rulers of the waterbearers for the city's moiety of £4.18s.1d. for the admission of 13 freemen at 12d. and 7 foreigners at 2s. in their fraternity and for fines levied upon offenders in their fraternity, £2.9s.0½d.

d. 19 Aug. Of John Barker of Ipswich, Suffolk, esquire by imprest to be repaid on 21 Nov. 1586, £100.0s.0d. (fn. 18)

Margin Debt

e. Summa £838.13s.11d.

158. [f.97v] Debts mentioned in the last account and other accounts and since received now being charged (fn. 19)

a. 24 Nov. Of Thomas Skynner clothworker in part of a fine for that he refused to be sheriff, £20.0s.0d. [see 139c]

b. 25 Jan. Of Thomas Lutwitch joiner, keeper of the gaol of Ludgate, in part of a more sum by him due, £33.6s.8d. [see 142a]

c. 7 Feb. Of Catherine Crowther widow in full of £50 due by William Crowther clothworker, her late husband, £5.0s.0d. [see 140r]

d. 25 Feb. Of Thomas Gore grocer by act of common council as well for his discharge from the office of shrievalty as from all other offices of charge within this city, £200.0s.0d. [see 141a]

e. 26 Feb. Of Richard Barnes mercer in part of 200 marks due for his discharge from the office of shrievalty and other offices of charge within this city, £44.8s.10d. [see 141m]

f. 1 March. Of John Lacye clothworker for his fine for that he refused to be sheriff, £200.0s.0d. [see 141i]

g. [f.98] 24 March. Of Christopher Lightfoote barber surgeon in full of £20 due for a fine for a lease of a house in the Old Bailey late in the tenure of [blank] Mount deceased, £10.0s.0d. [see 140a]

h. The same day. Of Thomas Davys cutler in part of £80 parcel of £100 due for a fine for a lease of a house over and on both the sides of the Temple Bar, £40.0s.0d. [see 140p]

i. 26 March and 28 Sept. Of Richard Morrys ironmonger for a fine for his refusal to take upon him the office of sheriffwick, £133.6s.8d. [see 141f]

j. 29 March. Of Robert Withens vintner in full of a fine for that he refused to be sheriff, £100.0s.0d. [see 141e]

k. 1 Oct. Of Edward Elmer grocer for a fine for that he refused to be sheriff, £200.0s.0d. [see 141j]

l. 10 Nov. Of John Taylor haberdasher in part of £333.6s.8d. due by act of common council for that he is discharged from all offices within this city, £33.6s.8d. [see 141k]

m. 7 April. Of Thomas Bressy haberdasher in full of £200 for his fine for that he refused to be sheriff, £100.0s.0d. [see 141d]

n. 8 April. Of Thomas Bayarde clothworker in part of a more sum due for his fine for that he refused to be sheriff, £20.0s.0d. [see 140b]

o. 18 April. Of Richard Gourney haberdasher in full of £200 for his fine for that he refused to be sheriff, £100.0s.0d. [see 141c]

p. [f.98v] 19 April. Of Elizabeth Cann widow in part of a more sum by her due to this city, £6.13s.4d. [see 140q]

q. 30 April. Of John Warter and Francis Brampton merchant taylors being the full and last payment of £1,000 by them and others due by £100 yearly, £100.0s.0d. [see 137h]

r. 2 May. Of William Hitchcocke fishmonger in part of a more sum due for a fine for a lease of a house at Billingsgate, £20.0s.0d. [see 142b]

s. 23 June. Of John Martyn plumber in part of a more sum due for the debt of William Axe deceased, £5.0s.0d. [see 137g]

t. 25 June. Of Thomas Westmerland cordwainer in full of £20 for a fine for the lease of a house [in the] (fn. 20) Old [Bailey] (fn. 20) £6.0s.0d. [see 140o]

u. Summa totalis £1,377.2s.2d.

159. [f.99] Orphanage [Receipts]

Money received from Michaelmas 1585 unto Michaelmas 1586 to the use of divers orphans, as particularly appears by an account thereof kept by John Benson in two books called the journal, folio 41, and the ledger, folio 47, £2,635.8s.4d.

160. Summa totalis of the Charge general £7,238.4s.0¼d. and [16] pe[ppercorns].

[f.99v] The Discharge

161. Salaries of Ministers (fn. 21)

a. As 15a, £6.0s.0d.

b. As 15b, (fn. 22) £5.0s.0d.

c. To the vicar of St Lawrence [Jewry] for offering money out of the Guildhall 15s. and out of the Guildhall Chapel 10s. due for three years ended at Michaelmas 1586, as by the acquittance of Gilbert Wakering gentleman, collector for Balliol (Bayhall) College in Oxford appears, £1.5s.0d. (fn. 23)

d. Summa £12.5s.0d.

162. [f.100] Rents and Quitrents [Payments] (fn. 24)

a. As 16a save that no money is entered as having been paid. (fn. 25)

b. As 16b, £6.0s.0d.

c. As 16c, 3s.0d.

d. As 16d, £4.0s.0d.

e. As 16e, £4.0s.0d.

f. [f.100v] As 16f with this addition inserted at the end: '(for overseeing the lands of the compter in the Poultry)', 10s.0d.

g. As 16g, £4.0s.0d.

h. As 16h, 10s.0d.

i. As 16i with this variation: payment for one year only, £2.10s.0d.

j. [f.101] As 16j, £2.6s.8d.

k. As 16k, 13s.8d.

l. As 16 l, £30.0s.0d.

m. [f.101v] As 16m, (fn. 26) £3.6s.8d.

n. As 16 o, (fn. 27) £3.6s.8d.

o. As 16p with this variation: payment for three quarters of a year only ended at Michaelmas [sic] 1586, 15s.0d.

p. [f.102] As 16q, £5.0s.0d.

q. As 16r, (fn. 28) £1.14s.4d.

r. Summa £68.16s.0d.

[f.102v] Inward Fees from Michaelmas 1585 unto Michaelmas 1586 [Payments]

163.a. As 17a, £80.0s.0d.

b. As 17b, £23.6s.8d.

c. As 17c, £20.0s.0d.

d. As 17d, £20.0s.0d.

e. As 17e, £30.0s.0d.

f. As 17f, £40.0s.0d.

g. As 17g, £1.0s.0d.

h. To James Smithe for keeping the journal in parchment (fn. 29) and engrossing therein as well all acts of common council as also recognizances for orphanage and other orders, decrees and other things out of the paper journal and repertory due for one year, £10.0s.0d.

164.a. As 18a, (fn. 30) £26.6s.8d.

b. [f.103] As 18b, £25.13s.4d.

c. As 18c with these variations: John Northage's reward at the audit now '40s.' written over '£3.6s.8d.' struck through; total sum paid £5.0s.0d.

d. As 18d, £13.6s.8d.

e. As 18e, £27.6s.8d.

f. [f.103v] As 18f, £17.0s.0d.

165.a. As 19a, £14.3s.4d.

b. As 19b except that the fee and reward are both paid to John Shawe, £12.6s.8d.

c. To Hugh Mantell late keeper of the reparation stuff and clerk of the works for his fee, £10.0s.0d.

166.a. As 20a, £5.3s.4d.

b. [f.104] As 20b, £2.6s.8d.

c. As 20c, £4.13s.4d.

d. As 20d, £2.13s.4d.

e. As 20e, £5.3s.4d.

f. As 20f, £21.6s.8d.

g. [f.104v] As 20g, £4.0s.0d.

h. As 20h, £4.0s.0d.

i. As 20i with this variation: the fee paid to Robert Lyddys for the quarter ended at Christmas 1585 only, 10s.; to Richard Dod for the whole year 40s.; summa £2.10s.0d.

j. As 20j, £2.0s.0d.

167. As 21 save that all payments to John Smithe are made in respect of ten months only ended 2 July 1586, summa £6.4s.3d. (And cf. 217).

168. [f.105] Summa £435.10s.11d.

[f.105v] Outward Fees [Payments]

169.a. To Mr Richard Shuttleworth serjeant at law, Mr William Danyell, Mr Thomas Owen, Mr Thomas Bowyer, Mr Mathew Dale, (fn. 31) Mr James Morice, Mr Edward Cooke and Mr John Cowper, to every of them for his year's fee 40s. due at Michaelmas 1586 £18, and to Mr John Kytchin ancient pleader for his year's fee 20s., summa £19.0s.0d.

b. To Mr William Butler attorney in the exchequer and to Mr George Kempe attorney in the king's bench and to Mr [blank] Nelson attorney in the common pleas (fn. 32) to every of them 20s. for his year's fee 40s., and to the keeper of the star chamber for his year's fee, 6s.8d., summa £2.6s.8d.

c. As 23c, £10.0s.0d.

d. [f.106] As 23d, £75.0s.0d.

e. As 23e, £3.6s.8d.

f. As 23f, £1.0s.0d.

g. As 23g, £1.6s.8d.

h. As 23h, £2.0s.0d.

i. As 23i with this variation: the sum of £5 has been struck through and the entry annotated 'Nihil quia allocatur in suo tempore pro lanis etc.'

170.a. As 24a with these variations: William Perryn in place of Elizabeth Ball as keeper of the grate near St Bartholomew's; Daniel Wauden is paid the fees for the whole year for keeping the grate in Walbrook (20s.) and the watergate at Dowgate (reduced fee of 40s.); total of whole entry £15.15s.0d.

b. [f.107] As 24b, £5.6s.8d.

171.a. To William Browne foreign taker by order of court for his fee [see 25a] for one year and a half ending at the Annunciaton 1587, £3.0s.0d.

b. [f.107v] As 25b, £10.8s.0d. (fn. 33)

c. As 25d but annotated 'stayed by the auditors' and the total '13s.4d.', struck through.

d. As 25e, £1.0s.0d.

e. As 25f, (fn. 34) £8.0s.0d.

f. As 25g, 6s.8d.

g. [f.108] As 25h, £1.0s.0d.

h. As 25i, £2.0s.0d.

i. As 25j, £8.0s.0d.

172.a. As 26a, £1.0s.0d.

b. As 26b with this variation: Richard Darrell (Dorrell) is deceased and his pension is paid for the half year ended at the Annunciation 1586 only, £1.6s.8d.

c. As 26c, but annotated 'stayed by the auditors' and the total, '£1.6s.8d.', struck through.

d. [f.108v] As 26d, £4.6s.8d.

e. As 26e, £4.0s.0d.

f. As 26f, £6.1s.8d.

g. As 26g, (fn. 35) £2.0s.0d.

h. As 26h, £1.6s.8d.

i. As 26i, (fn. 36) £1.14s.8d.

j. [f.109] As 26j, £4.0s.0d.

k. As 26k, £2.0s.0d.

l. As 26 l, (fn. 37) £1.0s.0d.

m. As 26m with this variation: William Crowther is deceased and his annuity is paid for the quarter ended at Christmas 1585 only, £10.0s.0d.

173.a. [f.109v] As 27a, £13.6s.8d.

b. As 27b, £26.13s.4d. but annotated 'disliked by the auditors'.

c. [f.110] As 27c with this variation: Christopher Fowlkes is deceased and all payments to him are made in respect of the half year ended at the Annunciation 1586 only, £10.0s.0d.

d. As 27e, £6.1s.8d.

e. As 27f, £2.0s.0d.

f. [f.110v] As 27h, £20.0s.0d.

g. As 27i with this variation: Vincent Hill (fn. 38) is paid his annuity for a full year, £2.13s.4d.

174.a. To John Watson alias Jocky a poor porter for one annuity of 26s.8d. granted by order of court 26 Oct. 1585 [Rep.21, f.226] for life, £1.6s.8d.

b. To Joan White widow for one annuity of £40 to her due by Mr Richard Maye and Mr Anthony Ratclyffe merchant taylors and William Elkyn mercer during her life, [f.111] and after her decease one annuity of £20 due to her executors and administrators during the term of years which shall be to come in a patent from the queen of the office of garbling of spices and drugs throughout England (London only excepted), by order of court 21 June 28 Elizabeth [1586 Rep.21, f.309] (fn. 29) and to her due for 3 quarters of a year ended at Michaelmas 1586, £30.0s.0d.

c. To John de Cardenas for one annuity of £5 granted by order of court Michaelmas 1585 [Rep.21, f.212] to continue during his life if he shall well and honestly use and demean himself towards the state of this city, and to him due for one year ended at Midsummer 1586, £5.0s.0d. (fn. 40)

d. [f.111v] To Robert Lyddus (fn. 41) now remaining lunatic in Bethlem for a weekly pension of 16d. granted by order of court 1 [recte 3] Feb. 1586 [Rep.21, f.261b] and due for 33 weeks ended at Michaelmas 1586, £2.4s.0d.

e. To Richard Pegrem haberdasher, now keeper of the reparation stuff, for one annuity of 40s. granted by order of court 17 March 1586 [Rep.21, f.276] (fn. 42) to continue for so long as he shall execute the office and as Hugh Mantell late keeper shall live, due for half a year ended at Michaelmas 1586, £1.0s.0d.

175. Summa £329.18s.4d. (fn. 43)

176. [f.112] Paid for the weekly wages of masons, carpenters, sawyers, bricklayers, plumbers, paviours, labourers and others working at Ludgate, Guildhall, Blackfriars, conduit heads, Leadenhall and other places decayed, repairing sundry of the city's tenements, making ladders, amending conduit pipes, cleansing sewers, carriages to and from sundry places, for drawing of water at Dowgate and other works done at divers other places, and also for the weekly wages of the clerk of the works and of Francis Barnard as by the weekly bills particularly may appear. The total sums of which bills hereunder appear. (fn. 44)

a. 2 Oct. £5.6s.7½d., 9 Oct. £5.8s.8d., 16 Oct. £7.11s.10d., 23 Oct. £8.13s.4½d., 30 Oct. £5.5s.4d. Summa £32.5s.10d.

Margin (Carpenters, bricklayers, masons, plasterers, plumbers, carters, working at the great house near Leadenhall leased to George Stonehowse, (fn. 45) and at the Guildhall kitchens and other offices there)

b. 6 Nov. £5.10s.5d., 13 Nov. £6.14s.2d., 20 Nov. £6.3s.0d., 27 Nov. £6.7s.5d. Summa £24.15s.0d.

Margin (Work done at the said great house; at the Guildhall kitchen and other offices there; at the house at Leadenhall in the tenure of Thomas (fn. 46) Wroth; about Aldermanbury pipe in St James Field; at the Blackfriars stairs near Bridewell; in searching in the pipes in the deep ditch near unto St James Field; mending the walls of the storehouse at Leadenhall; at the conduit heads and Banqueting House)

c. 4 Dec. £5.4s.3d., 11 Dec. £8.10s.4d., 18 Dec. £9.0s.10d., 24 Dec. £4.6s.5d., 31 Dec. £2.12s.7d. Summa £29.14s.5d.

Margin (Work done for the bridge and building betwixt the Blackfriars and Bridewell; at the Sessions House; at the Guildhall kitchen; about Aldermanbury pipe in the deep ditch near St James Field; at the Blackfriars bridge and about the building there; at the conduit heads and the Banqueting House, searching and venting the pipes at the Banqueting House; at the Guildhall kitchen; making a door for the way near St Clement's church by Candlewick street to the city's tenants' houses there; at the vault for the pipes at Ivy bridge and soldering a pipe at the putgalley at Broken Wharf)

d. [f.112v] 8 Jan. £4.4s.8d., 15 Jan. £5.10s.10d., 22 Jan. £5.16s.4d., 29 Jan. £5.14s.8d. Summa £21.6s.6d.

Margin (Work done at the bridge and building betwixt the Blackfriars and Bridewell; at the conduit heads and Banqueting House; taking down the city's wall in the Blackfriars for a way to pass into Fleet Street during the time that Ludgate was in building; setting up a new gate there)

e. 5 Feb. £4.15s.3d., 12 Feb. £7.4s.9d., 19 Feb. £5.11s.8d., 26 Feb. £4.15s.5½d. Summa £22.7s.1½d.

Margin (Work at the said stairs and at the said wall in the Blackfriars; at the house of Hugh Overend next Ludgate; (fn. 47) about a frame for a cistern in Ludgate; at the wall near Lord Aburgeyny's garden; (fn. 48) a new wall in the vault at Ludgate; work at the bridge betwixt the Blackfriars and Bridewell; lining the stairs at Billingsgate; at the house in Bassishaw leased to William Hobbes; (fn. 49) at the receipt of the water in the Old Bailey from Ludgate; at Ludgate; at the house of James Harman keeper of the Guildhall; weighing new pipes, mending a pipe by the Stocks, mending a cistern at the little conduit)

f. 5 March £5.14s.0½d., 12 March £7.2s.11d., 19 March £8.8s.11d., 26 March £7.15s.0d. Summa £29.0s.10½d.

Margin (Work at the conduit heads; at Ludgate; at the privy in the garden in the Sessions House; at [. . .] (fn. 50) Fryth's house without Ludgate; (fn. 51) mending a pipe at [the] Strand and another serving Aldgate conduit; at the conduit heads setting up a field gate; mending Fleet Street pipe in St James Field; at the said stairs betwixt Blackfriars and Bridewell; mending pipes at the Stocks; setting up rails in Smithfield; a pair of gates at Bishopsgate; conveyance of water near the Banqueting House)

g. 2 April £7.13s.1d., 9 April £3.11s.2d., 16 April £9.0s.1d., 23 April £6.7s.6d., 30 April £6.3s.9d. Summa £32.15s.7d.

Margin (Work about mending a gate at Leadenhall; framing a cage at Bridewell; making 2 suspirals at the conduit heads; at the Guildhall mending the roof; making a wall at the 'Green Dragon' in Fish Street [Hill]; mending pipes for Aldermanbury, Fleet Street and Bishopsgate conduits; the cage at Bridewell, for mending Aldermanbury pipe; tiling over the conduit at Bishopsgate; mending a pipe at Dowgate; tiling Mr Heton's house in St Lawrence Lane; (fn. 52) carriage of pipes etc.)

h. 7 May £5.7s.1d., 14 May £4.19s.3d., 21 May £4.10s.8d., 28 May £2.10s.4d. Summa £17.7s.4d.

Margin (Conduit pipes laying and carriage etc.; work at the house of John Crowch in St Lawrence Lane; (fn. 53) working about the common stairs; in St Lawrence Lane; at the 'Green Dragon' in Fleet Street; digging gravel; soldering gutters at Mr Crowch's; post at St Magnus corner; at the Guildhall kitchen; at the grate at Bridewell)

i. [f.113] 4 June £2.17s.2d., 11 June £5.0s.2½d., 18 June £3.8s.4d., 25 June £3.8s.10d. Summa £14.14s.6½d.

Margin (Working at Mr Crowch's house in St Lawrence Lane; pumps at Bishopsgate and St Antholin's; work at the conduit heads etc.; setting up suspiral doors; at the common sewers; about a vent for the common sewer leading from Aldersgate)

j. 2 July £4.2s.8d., 9 July £4.5s.4d., 15 July £4.15s.7d., 23 July £3.14s.2d., 30 July £3.16s.7d. Summa £20.14s.4d.

Margin (Work at the city's house near Ludgate; at the conduit house at Ivy bridge; at Ludgate; at the sewer at Aldersgate; at the house of William Lathes at St Lawrence Pountney; (fn. 54) at the common sewer in Finsbury; at the common sewer; at Fissher's house in St Lawrence Lane; at the common sewer in Finsbury Field for the conduit heads; at Dowgate a broken pipe)

k. 6 Aug. £3.1s.7d., 13 Aug. £4.10s.10d., 20 Aug. £4.7s.4d., 27 Aug. £3.17s.9d. Summa £15.17s.6d.

Margin (Work at Ludgate; at the gravel pits; at the water house at Dowgate; at the conduit heads; in the Old Bailey; at Queenhithe, at the conduit heads in Finsbury Fields; at the conduit heads near the Banqueting House; at the rails in Smithfield; at the wrestling and shooting at Barth[olomew] tide)

l. 3 Sept. £5.0s.3d., 10 Sept. £4.4s.2d., 17 Sept. £7.1s.5d., 24 Sept. £4.18s.5d. Summa £21.4s.3d.

Margin (At the house next Ludgate; at Newgate mending the gate; at Ludgate; mending pipes at Fleet Street and Charing Cross, at the conduit heads; scaffold, gallows, rails and sleds for execution of traitors)

m. Summa £282.3s.3½d.

whereof to be allowed to the account of Mr Philpott 2s.2d., to the account of Mr Carpenter 34s.10d., to the account of Mr Raynewell nil, and to the account of Finsbury nil, summa 37s.0d.

And so to be allowed to the general lands £280.6s.3½d. [f.113v blank]

[f.114] Emptions of reparation stuff and other necessary things bought and provided this year needful for the service of the city whereof part is spent about the buildings and necessary reparations before mentioned in the weeks' bills and the rest remaining in store (fn. 55)

177. 2 Oct. to Robert Maskall carpenter for leather for 12 shoes for the pump at Milk Street end and the pumps at Dowgate and for other things appertaining, £2.3s.10d.

178. 9 Oct. to John Alenson blacksmith for mending 3 great beams to weigh meal in Newgate Market and for a new iron beam to weigh bags withal and for mending 5 beams to weigh meal in Leadenhall Market 30s.; 10 Feb. to John Evans for one pair of new scales and for mending old scales for weighing of meal at Leadenhall, 5s.10d.; summa £1.15s.10d.

179. 6 Nov. to William Kyrwyn freemason for 100 foot purbeck paving stone at 5d. the foot 41s.8d., 1½ foot of purbeck stone 7½d., 40 foot purbeck (purpick) stone at like rate 16s.8d., 10 foot hollow channel at 6d. the foot 5s., 89 foot free stone paving at 6d. the foot 44s.6d., 5½ foot of ashlar at 8d. the foot 3s.8d., summa £5.12s.1½d.

180. [f.114v] 12 Nov. to Randolph Bull goldsmith for stuff and workmanship bestowed in mending the clock in the council chamber 5s.; 24 March to Peter Meadcalfe for stuff and workmanship bestowed in mending the clock in the orphans' court 17s.4d.; 19 Aug. to Randolph Bull for stuff and workmanship bestowed in mending the clock in the council chamber 8s.4d.; summa £1.10s.8d.

181. At sundry times to William Kyrwyne freemason for the new building of the gate and part of the gaol of Ludgate, over and above £421.11s.11d. (whereof £100 paid out of the Bridgehouse) to him paid in the last account, according to one pair of indentures between the mayor, commonalty and citizens on the one part and William Kyrwyn on the other, £1,000.0s.0d. [cf.38]

Margin A. Ludgate newly built. After this entry follow as in folio 29 at B. (fn. 56)

182. 24 Dec. to Joseph Estracke stranger for 2 new panes of drawn glass work and one other old pane set in new lead and 7 pieces new drawn and made in the great glass window in the west end of the Guildhall 35s.; 26 Jan. to Miles Mason glazier for new making the glass lighthorn serving at the little conduit in Cheap 5s.10d.; 31 May to Miles Mason for glass and other stuff and workmanship in the mayor's court, [f.115] orphans' court, the louvres (lovers) over the Guildhall, St Mary Spital and the chambers where Richard Pegrem (fn. 57) dwells 15s.3d.; summa £2.16s.1d.

183. 25 Nov. to Edward Nashe paviour for paving work done at Widow Cudner's house in the Poultry, (fn. 58) at the conduit in Aldermanbury, under Temple Bar, Holborn Bridge, and at Sir Francis Walsyngham's house in Seething Lane, (fn. 59) containing 29 'tesse' at 8d. the 'tesse' 19s.4d., and for 7 loads of gravel 7s., and for carriage of 9 loads of stones 5s., and for a labourer's wages for 7 days after the rate of 4 'tesse' for every day's work at 9d. the day 8s.3d. (fn. 60) and for links and candles spent at Temple Bar 2s.3d., summa 41s.10d.; 24 Dec. to Nash for paving work done in the yard of the house late Sir William Damsell's, at Ivy Bridge, and the scullery in Guildhall, containing 20 'tesse' at 8d. the 'tesse' 13s.4d., and for carrying of stones 20d., for 13 loads of gravel at 8d. the load 8s.8d., and for a labourer's wages at 9d. for every 4 'tesse' 3s.9d., and more given to the owner of the field where the gravel was dug 12d., summa 28s.5d.; 14 March to Nash for paving work done over the pipe serving the tenement 'Unicorne' near Broken Wharf (margin Philpott 12d.), (fn. 61) at the new gate in the Blackfriars and at the new stairs below there, over the pipe at the Stocks, at the pipe over against the Lord of Leicester's house, (fn. 62) over the pipe that leads from Ludgate to the Old Bailey, and between James Harman's house (fn. 63) and the Guildhall, containing in all 30½ 'tesse' [f.115v] at 8d. the 'tesse' 20s.4d., for rubbish 16d., for a labourer's wages for 7 days accounting every 4 'tesse' for a day's work at 9d. the day 5s.3d., summa 26s.11d.; 21 April to Nash for paving work done at Bishopsgate within and without and against the east side of St Lawrence church in the Jewry, containing 34½ 'tesse' at 8d. the 'tesse' 23s., and for 10 loads of gravel 10s., for carriage of stones 2s.10d., for carrying of rubbish 8d., for a labourer's wages for 8½ days at 9d. the day accounting 4 'tesse' every day 6s.4½d., summa 42s.10½d.; 12 July to Nash for paving work done at the Aldersgate, the cage at Bridewell, at Holborn Bars, at Fleet Street conduit, about the well at St Antholin's and the grate in Houndsditch, containing 37½ 'tesse' at 8d. the 'tesse' 25s., and for a labourer's wages for 9 days accounting 4 'tesse' for every day 6s.9d., for gravel 4s., for carriage of stone 9s.4d., and for carrying of rubbish 8d., summa 45s.9d.; 10 Sept. to Nash for paving work done before the conduit at Moorgate, against the meal house in Newgate Market, under Newgate and in the yard at the cistern there and from Newgate down the Old Bailey to Ludgate over the new pipes [f.116] laid [there?], (fn. 64) and over the pipes down towards Fleet Bridge, at the Sessions House, within the bars there and before the gate, covering a pipe at Dowgate and covering a pipe at Holborn Bridge, containing in all 150 'tesse' at 8d. the 'tesse' £5, and for a labourer's wages for 37½ days accounting for every day 4 'tesse' at 9d. the day 28s. 1½d., and for 57 loads of gravel 57s., and for carriage of stone and rubbish to and from the same works 18s. 10d., summa £10.3s.9d. [sic]. (fn. 65) Summa totalis £19.9s.6½d.

184. To George Michell limeman for 57C of lime delivered at Leadenhall, Guildhall, the conduit heads and other places for three quarters [of a year] due at Midsummer 1586 £17.2s.0d.; 11 Oct. [1586] to Robert Noble limeman for 8C of lime likewise delivered at 6s. the C due for one quarter ended at Michaelmas 1586 42s. [sic]; summa £19.4s.0d.

185. 4 Jan. to Mr Waterbailiff for 18 yards of tilt for a wherry for the waterbailiff at 9d. the yard 13s.6d. and for hoops for the same wherry 2s.6d., summa 16s.0d.

186. [f.116v] 10 Jan. to Robert Northe of Hampstead, Middlesex, yeoman for 32,000 of plain tiles at 11s. the thousand, £16.10s.0d.

187. To Richard Awsten of Hoxton (Hogsdon), Middlesex, yeoman for 26,500 of bricks delivered at Leadenhall, the Guildhall and other places for one year ended at Michaelmas 1586 at 11s. the thousand, £14.11s.6d.

188. 18 Jan. to John Cox merchant taylor for two ropes for the crane at Queenhithe weighing 78 lb at 4d. the lb 26s.; 14 April to him for a counter line for the said cranes weighing 35 lb at 4d. the pound 11s.8d.; summa £1.17s.8d.

189. 18 Feb. to Richard Wyate carpenter for 1,000 of quarter boards at 4s.8d. the hundred 46s.8d. and for carriage of the same 10d., 47s.6d.; 6 July to [f. 117] Richard Pegrem for the use of Nicholas Dendye for 805½ foot of quarter boards and eaves boards at 4s.6d. the hundred 36s.3d.; summa £4.3s.9d.

190. 12 March to Edward Downes nightman for cleansing a vault in the garden at the Sessions House containing 12 tuns (tonns) at 23d. the tun 23s., and for cleansing the common vault at Leadenhall containing 18 tuns at like rate 24s.6d. [sic] and the vault in the Greenyard there containing 15 tuns at like rate 28s.9d., and for candle for the same purpose 2s.6d., and for 2 labourers for 7 nights seeing the same tuns filled 3s.6d., summa £4.12s.3d.; 31 March to Downes for cleansing a vault at the house at St Mary Spital containing 8 tuns at 14d. the tun 9s.4d. and for digging a pit in a garden to bury the same in 10d., for candle 4d. and to a labourer seeing the same tuns filled 6d., summa 11s.0d.; 29 April to him for so much allowed towards the cleansing of a vault at the tenement 'Green Dragon' in New Fish Street 4s.8d. (margin Carpenter 4s.8d.); (fn. 66) summa totalis £5.7s.11d.

191. [f.117v] At sundry times to John Martyn plumber for 31 fother (fodder), (fn. 67) 9½C 6 lb of burnt pipes of lead delivered to supply to broken pipes serving the conduit in Aldermanbury at £16 the fother £503.13s. and for 31¾C 8 lb of solder delivered for the said pipes at 56s. the C £89.2s., and for wood and for digging 1,280 yards of ground to lay the said pipes in at 12d. the yard £64, summa £656.15s., whereof due by John Martyn for 20 fother 16¾C 24 lb of old lead to him delivered at £10 the fother £208.9s.7d., so paid clear to him in ready money £448.5s.5d.; to John Martyn for 5 fother 17½C 2 lb of burnt pipes for the conduits at Newgate and Ludgate at £16 the fother £94.0s.4d., and for 4½C 14 lb of solder for the same pipes at 56s. the C £12.19s., and for wood and digging 222 yards of ground for the laying of the pipes at 12d. the yard £11.2s., summa £118.1s.4d., whereof due by John Martyn for 5 fother 8½C of old lead to him delivered at £10 the fother £54.5s., so paid clear to him in ready money £63.16s.4d.; [f.118] to John Martyn for 50¼C 15 lb of cast and burnt pipes at 16s. the C £40.6s.2d. (margin Carpenter 12d., Philpott £3.9s.9½d.), (fn. 68) and for 4 fother 6C 25 lb of sheet lead and casting the same at £11 the fother, viz. 11s. the C, £47.6s.5d., and for 7½C 14 lb of solder at 56s. the C £21.7s., summa £108.19s.7d., whereof due by John Martyn for 4 fother 7C 5 lb of old lead to him delivered at £9 the fother £39.3s.5d., so paid clear to him in ready money £69.15s.5d.; to John Martyn for 10C 21 lb of sheet lead delivered for Redknighte's house at Queenhithe (margin Philpott 41s.5d.), (fn. 69) for the tenement 'Green Dragon' in New Fish Street (margin Carpenter 4s.4d.), (fn. 70) for Ludgate, for the cistern at Newgate, for square pipes for the Guildhall, and for two half C, one 14 lb, two 4 lb, two 2 lb and one 1 lb weights to weigh flesh at Leadenhall, and for 32¼C 4 lb of old lead delivered to William Kirwyn free mason for so much borrowed of him from Ludgate to the city's use, the whole received of John Martyn is 2 fother 2¼C 25 lb at £10 the fodder £21.4s.7d. and for casting 10C 2 lb of new lead at 2s. the C 20s.4d. and ½C 23 lb of solder by him delivered to the same work at 6d. the pound 39s.6d., summa £24.4s.5d., whereof received of John Martyn for 4½C 9 lb of old lead to him delivered at 10s. the C 45s.9d., so rest clearly paid to him £21.18s.8d.; Summa totalis £[6]03.15s.10d. (fn. 71)

192. [118v] To Thomas Bennet ironmonger for locks, staples, hooks, spikings and nails of sundry sorts with other iron work for one year ended at Michaelmas 1586, £17.15s.1½d.

193. 18 Aug. to Robert Appleby saddler for four dozen leather buckets whereof delivered to my lord mayor half a dozen and to Mr Sheriffs two dozen at 26s.8d. the dozen, £5.6s.8d.

194. 31 Aug. to George Kyrwyn for 30 pieces of oaken timber delivered into the Greenyard at Leadenhall containing 15½ loads and 3½ foot at 18s.4d. the load, all charges borne, £14.5s.5½d.; 19 Sept. and 15 Oct. to Avery Coker and Thomas Thompson carpenters for 16 loads and 37 foot of timber delivered into the Greenyard at 18s. the load £15.1s.6d. and more for 4 loads and 18 foot of timber at 13s.4d. [f.119] the load 57s.8d., and for cranage and carriage of 16 loads 37 foot from the Three Cranes to the Greenyard at 2s. the load 33s.6d., summa £19.12s.8d. Summa totalis £33.18s.1½d.

195. 1 Sept. to John Himsley salter for 12¾C 6 lb of cresset light delivered for store at 7s. the C, £4.9s.7d.

196. To Richard Sampson blacksmith for hasps, hinges, staples, spikings, bars, cramps and dogs of iron and other stuff and workmanship, due for one year ended at Michaelmas 1586, £84.17s.11d.

197. 17 Oct. [1586] to Barnaby Bestowe turner for staves, tampions, stoppers, shovels, spades, scoops and a lighthorn, for one year ended at Michaelmas 1586, £1.15s.1d.

198. [f.119v] To James Harman for the use of William Ethredge of Croydon collier for 8 loads of great coals at 27s. the load, £10.16s.0d.

199. For canvas, tallow, cord, leather, sand, loam, clay, hair, tile pins, billets, faggots, brooms, meat and drink, baskets, Spanish white, packthread, mending the kettle in the scullery, washing of linen, ash poles, boots mending, ragstones and 26 foot of freestone, 1,500 of bricks, gravel, resin, mending the pumps at St Antholin's and Bishopsgate, candles, links and other necessaries bought and provided weekly as by 37 bills appears, £35.10s.5d.

Margin Weekly emptions.

200 [f.120] 8 Dec. [1586] to William Palmer founder for cocks, washers, stoppers, mending, tinning and setting in divers cocks, and scouring the city's latten squirts with other necessaries done and delivered, for one year ended at Michaelmas 1586, £6.6s.6d.

201. By order of court [15 Nov. 1586, Rep.21, f.358b] to Randolph Bull goldsmith for a double dial by him delivered and set up at Ludgate £13.6s.8d.; to William Kyrwyn by order of court [24 Nov. 1586, Rep.21, f.362b] in respect of such work as he has done in building and beautifying of Ludgate more than he was bound to perform by the covenants of his indentures £100; and more to him by like order [8 Dec. 1586, Rep.21, f.365] for the building of the south part of the gate £30; summa £143.6s.8d.

Margin B. Ludgate. Look backward at A [see 181].

202. Summa totalis of all the Emptions is £2,043.16s.9d. whereof to be deducted for the account of Sir John Philpott £8.11s.10½d., for the account of Mr John Carpenter 10s., for the account of Sir [sic] John Raynewell nil, and for the account of Finsbury nil, summa £9.1s.10½d.

And so to be allowed to the general lands, £2,034.14s.10½d.

[f.120v blank, f.121] 1586

The Foreign Charge [Payments] (fn. 72)

203. To Mr Duffylde (fn. 73) for preaching in the Guildhall chapel on Michaelmas day 1585 before the election of Sir Wolstan Dixie knight to the office of mayoralty (fn. 74) 10s.; to the wardens of the Parish Clerks for their pains and service the same day there 6s.8d. and for making up the books of the certificates of the weekly reports of all such persons as are weekly born and buried within this city and liberties delivered to the lord mayor and sent to the queen for one year ended at Michaelmas 1585 £3.6s.8d.; to Leonard Largen serjeant of the channel (cannell) for his charges riding to the court to deliver the same certificates £11.15s.6d.; to the vergers of St Paul's for opening and shutting the door of St Dunstan's chapel there at the coming of the lord mayor and aldermen thither on Sundays and other days there tarrying till the sermon time 20d.; to the yeomen of the waterside for keeping [f.121v] clean the said chapel 6s.8d.; to a poor man for keeping clean the circuit of the place where my lord mayor's officers and others sit and stand at the sermon time 8s.; summa £16.15s.2d.

204. 18 Jan. 1586 to William Edwyn bargeman (fn. 75) for serving Mr Alderman Martyn and certain commoners to and from the court 12s.6d.; 24 Jan. to him for serving certain aldermen, Mr Recorder and divers commoners to and from the court 12s.6d.; 22 Feb. to him for serving Mr Recorder and divers commoners to and from the court 12s.6d.; 19 April to him for serving certain aldermen and Mr Recorder to and from the court 12s.6d.; 31 May to him for serving certain aldermen to and from the court 12s.6d.; 15 June for serving Sir Thomas Pullyson and other aldermen to and from the court 13s.6d.; summa £3.16s.0d.

205. [f.122] 9 Oct. to William Edwyn for stuff and workmanship bestowed in dressing the city's little barge 8s.9d.; 26 Oct. to him for dressing the said little barge and the city's great barge 36s.5½d.; 13 Jan. to him for dressing the 2 barges 37s.10d.; 22 March to him for dressing the 2 barges 37s.; 30 June to him for dressing the great barge 30s.8d.; summa £7.10s.8[½]d.

206. More for the boat hire of divers aldermen their servants and other officers of the city travelling about the city's affairs within the time of this account as by the journal and 16 bills appears £11.6s.[3d.]

207. [f.122v] 4 Oct. to Henry Ravenscrofte for his horse hire and other charges riding to and from the court 5s.; 12 Nov. to James Harman for horse hire for Mr Recorder, Mr Sheriff Ratclyffe, Mr Secondary Fytton, three clerks of the compter, with other officers, to and from the court at Richmond to invite guests to the lord mayor's feast £4.1s.4d.; 20 Nov. to William Ravenscrofte for his charges being sent to the court with a letter 2s.10d.; 4 Jan. to him for his like charges to 'Portas' in Essex 12d.; 26 Jan. to Richard Dodd for the charges of himself and certain aldermen's servants at the court 5s.9d.; 29 March to Thomas Sympson for his charges riding to Wouldham (Oldam) in Kent and to Dunmow in Essex with letters for the procuring of preachers in the Easter holy days at St Mary Spital 15s.7d.; 14 June by commandment of my lord mayor and court of aldermen to Thomas Eccles leatherseller, ordinary post for London, for the hire of 123 horse with foot cloths for the ambassador of Denmark (fn. 76) and his train at 12d. the piece £6.3s.; 3 Sept. to John Smith [f.123] for his horse hire and other charges sent to the court with a letter 5s.10d.; 17 Sept. to Christopher Darrell servant to Mr Recorder for his diet and horse hire to and from the court at Windsor 3s.; 27 Sept. to Phillip Treherne for his horse hire and other charges in one day riding to the court with a letter 6s.9d.; summa £12.10s.1d.

208. 5 Oct. by order of court [28 Sept. 1585, Rep.21, f.211] to Sir Edward Osborne knight and alderman for the redeeming of Hamond Ponde late captive in Barbary £30; (fn. 77) more by like order [12 Nov. 1585, Rep.21, f.237b] to Henry Huete clothworker for 8 fine broad cloths of him bought to be sent into Barbary and Turkey for redeeming of captives in the same countries £123.12s.11d.; (fn. 78) more by the said order to Sir Edward Osborne for the assurance of £100 of the said sum late employed for the redeeming of captives £8.8s.; summa £162.0s.11d.

209. For 12 canvas bags to serve for money and accounts 5s.4d.; to Robert Smyth by order of court [29 Sept. 1585, Rep.21, f.211b] for his pains in collecting and engrossing acts of common councils heretofore made into one volume £30; (fn. 79) for 24 reams of writing paper bought of sundry persons at divers prices as by the journal appears £5.11s.6d.; summa £35.16s.[10d.]

210. [f.123v] 6 Oct. to William Edwyn bargeman for serving my lord mayor elect to the lord chancellor to be presented to his honour 10s.10d., and to the bargemen in reward 12d., to the keeper of his lordship's chamber door 2s.4d., and to the porter of his watergate 2s.; 29 Oct. to the poor of Westminster when the lord mayor took his oath there 53s.4d., and to the keeper of the exchequer 2s., to the keeper of the chapel door 2s., to the queen's bedemen 2s., to the vergers there 3s.4d., to the sextons 2s., to the marshal's men 5s., to the keeper of Baynard's Castle 10s., and to the porters there 3s.4d.; to William Edwyn bargeman for serving my lord mayor, aldermen and other officers with their retinue the same time to and from Westminster in the city's 2 barges and 2 other barges hired £5.6s., and to the bargemen in reward 2s.; to Henry Ravenscrofte which he paid by commandment of my lord mayor the same time to sundry poor persons of Westminster 16d.; summa £10.8s.6d.

211. 6 Feb. at the court at Greenwich at what time the lord mayor was knighted there viz. to the heralds 20s., the gentlemen ushers of her majesty's chamber 40s., the yeomen ushers 20s., the grooms and pages 20s., the keeper of the great chamber door 6s.8d., the yeomen of the cellars 10s., the yeomen of the buttery 10s. and the porters 20s.; to William Edwyn for serving my lord mayor, aldermen and other officers thither the same time in 2 barges 50s.8d.; summa £9.17s.4d.

212. [f.124] 12 Oct. by order of court [5 Oct. 1585, Rep.21, f.215b] to Mr Wilkes clerk to the council [cf.73] for penning and setting down an order before her majesty's council betwixt this city and the lieutenant of the Tower of London £3; 9 Dec. to Robert Smithe for his pains and money by him laid out touching the said matter 12s.; 1 July to him for drawing a breviate of the points of the controversy betwixt the city and the lieutenant 6s.8d.; summa £3.18s.[8d.] [cf.82]

213. 13 Oct. to Mr Dalton for his counsel and pains taken touching the city's right in a certain way and passage to and from the back parts of the city's tenements in the parish of St Clement Eastcheap by the churchyard wall there 10s.[cf.92]; 6 Dec. to Mr Recorder for his counsel and pains in the same cause 10s.; 18 Jan. to Mr Recorder's man for engrossing an indictment against certain of the parishioners of the said parish for stopping up the way and passage 2s.; 1 April to him for engrossing one other like indictment 2s.; 16 April to Mr Daniell for his pains in the matter 10s.; (fn. 80) 28 April to James Lorde for bringing one Arragon before Mr Town Clerk to be examined in the same matter 12d., to Mr Town Clerk for taking depositions of him and copies of the same 5s.4d., and to Robert Smith for his pains therein 17s.6d.; summa £2.17s.10d.

214. [f.124v] 14 Oct. by order of court [7 Oct. 1585, Rep.21, f.216b] to Mr Thomas Ware fishmonger by him to be employed in the service of the city in the ward of Bridge Within wherein he is deputy 40s.; 15 Oct. to Mr Daniell for his pains taken at the chancery bar for the orphanage of the orphans of John Eston grocer deceased 10s. [cf.93]; 9 Nov. to Robert Smithe for his pains and for money by him laid out for the recovery of the said orphanage £3.10s.6d.; 16 Oct. to James Lorde for charges in law for condemning, carriage and burning certain corrupt hops 9s.8d.; 23 Nov. for charges in law for condemning the like corrupt hops 22s.6d. and more to James Lorde for charges in burning the said hops and for a dinner for certain persons appointed to search the same and other hops 26s.9d.; 19 Oct. to Robert Smithe for drawing and engrossing a pair of indentures between this city and William Kyrwyn freemason for the new building of Ludgate 10s. [cf.38], and for drawing and engrossing divers letters and other things to the several companies to contribute to the building of the same 10s.; the same day by order of court [21 Oct. 1585, Rep.21, f.223] to John Bysshoppe ironmonger by him employed to the city's use 20s.; summa £10.19s.5d.

215. [f.125] 23 Oct. to David Mannynge one of the yeomen of the woodwharves for his charges riding westward for the view of wood 40s.1d., and to Thomas Redknighte one other of the said yeomen for his charges riding into Essex and Kent eastward for the view of wood £3.10s.3d.; 17 Sept. to Davy Mannynge for his charges riding westward for like view of wood 41s.; to Thomas Redknight for his charges riding eastward for the like view of wood £3.6s.2d.; summa £10.17s.[6d.]

216. 28 Oct. to John Shawe for writing a pair of indentures between my lord mayor and this accountant for the city's plate and jewels delivered to the lord mayor 2s.6d., and to two porters for carrying the plate and jewels from the old lord mayor's to the new lord mayor 12d.; 19 March to Richard Mathewe goldsmith for mending and gilding the city's greatest livery pot and gilt bason 10s.; 29 April to Thomas Samon goldsmith for mending the city's sword carried before my lord mayor 12d., and to him for soldering and mending one of the city's livery pots 2s.6d.; this year to divers persons for 8 cormorants' heads 2s.8d., and for 11 otters' heads at 3s.4d. the piece 36s.8d. as by the journal appears [cf.68]; summa £2.16s.4d.

217. [f.125v] 8 Nov. by order of court [28 Oct. 1585, Rep.21, f.228] to Lybbeus Barnard in respect of his diligent service heretofore by him done to the city 40s.; 9 Nov. by order of court [26 Oct. 1585, Rep.21, f.225] to Richard Thompkins grocer and William Middleton vintner to either of them 50s. for their pains taken heretofore in looking to the measure of charcoal and apprehending legers (ledgers) and other colliers remaining in and about this city to shoot coals to the great deceit of her majesty's subjects, over and above £5 heretofore paid unto them by like order for their like pains £5 [cf.107]; 12 Feb. by order of court [23 Dec. 1585, Rep.21, f.251b] to John Barnard, a Moravian born, to him given of the free gift of this city 40s.; 7 June by order of court to Mr Alderman Barne by him to be delivered to the clerks of Sir Francis Walsingham as of the free gift of the court 40s.; 22 June by order of court [21 June 1586, Rep.21, f.308b] to Margaret Smithe, widow of John Smithe the elder deceased, in consideration of her poverty 40s.; summa £13.0s.0d.

218. 4 Jan. to the Lord Anderson's (fn. 81) porter in reward 12d., to the poor there 2d.; 8 Jan. to a pursuivant for bringing the queen's letter to the lord mayor and aldermen declaring her favour and goodwill towards this city 10s.; 22 Jan. to a pursuivant which came on a message from the court for certain aldermen to repair to the court 2s.6d.; 8 Feb. by order of court [3 Feb. 1586, Rep.21, f.261b] to Katherine Lyddus wife of Robert Lyddus (one of the waterbailie's servants) who remains now lunatic in Bethlem towards her relief 20s.; for conveying a letter to Oxford 4d.; [f.126] 17 March to a messenger for carrying a letter to the Lady Gressham to appear before her majesty's council for the repairing of the Royal Exchange 5s.; 22 March to Mr Recorder which he gave to the bishop of Canterbury's porters at Lambeth being there touching Mr Closse the preacher 2s.; (fn. 82) 29 July by commandment of my lord mayor to Albert Fyderkin, a Polonian born, (fn. 83) toward his relief 10s.; summa £2.12s.0d.

219. 13 Nov. for a dinner at the 'Salutacion' at Billingsgate for Mr Chamberlain, Mr Dumer and other officers at what time they viewed, measured and limited out the city's lands at and near Botolph Wharf 15s.4d.; 4 Dec. for a dinner at the 'Flyinge Horse' in Maiden Lane for Mr Chamberlain, Mr Dumer and other officers at the cutting out of winter liveries 26s.5d.; 15 Jan. for a dinner at the 'Harrowe' in Gracechurch (Graciouse) Street for this accountant, Mr Dumer, John Martyn plumber and other workmen and labourers being at Leadenhall weighing out of old lead 13s.2d.; 22 Feb. for a dinner at the 'Harrowe' for this accountant, Mr Dumer, with other officers and workmen being at Leadenhall weighing out new pipes for the conduits in Aldermanbury and Fleet Street 26s.10d.; 14 March for a dinner at the Banqueting House where the conduit heads stand for Mr Chamberlain, Mr Dumer and certain commoners appointed by order of court [8 March 1586, Rep.21, f.272] to view the conduit and the defects thereof 23s.2d.; summa £5.4s.11d.

220. [f.126v] 15 Nov. to Mr Waterbailiff for a search by him made on the river of Thames 9, 10 and 11 Nov. 34s.10d.; 14 Dec. to him for charges in taking up a barge being sunk in the Thames over against Somerset House 7s.6d.; 11 Jan. to him for like search by him made on the river 4, 5 and 6 January 35s.5d.; for like seach made 12, 13 and 14 Feb. 37s.10d.; 22 March for like search made 14, 15 and 16 March 37s.8d.; 21 April for like search made 17, 18 and 19 April 35s.6d.; 15 June for like search made 28, 29 and 30 May 43s.6d.; 19 July for like search made 11, 12 and 13 July 33s.2d.; 27 July to William Lathes under waterbailiff for like search by him made 19 and 20 July 5s.4d.; 19 Aug. to the waterbailiff for like search by him made 18, 19 and 20 Aug. 35s.10d.; summa £15.6s.7d. [cf.96]

221. [f.127] 6 Sept. for writs of attendance out of the chancery directed to the sheriffs of Surrey and Middlesex for the summoning of 2 juries out of the said counties to appear before my lord mayor on 19 Sept. at Putney and Fulham to present the annoyances of the river of Thames 20s.; 19 Sept. to William Lathes under waterbailiff for his charges in delivering the writs 5s.6d.; to William Edwyn bargeman for the carrying of the provision of a dinner to Mr Aldersey's house at Putney for my lord mayor and aldermen sitting there 19 September for the same purpose 18s.8d., and for serving my lord mayor and aldermen with other officers thither the same time in the city's great barge 27s., summa 45s.8d.; to Edwyn for dressing the barge 31s.8½d.; for a dinner for my lord mayor and aldermen then and there £10.0s.7d.; to the sheriff of Surrey in reward for his attendance and making warrants for the summoning of a jury there 10s., to three bailiffs for summoning 25 persons which appeared on the same jury 8s.4d., to the said bailiffs for their dinners 3s., to the jurors for their dinners 25s., and to the poor there 17d., to the [f.127v] sheriff of Middlesex in reward for his attendance and making out warrants for summoning a jury at Fulham for the conservancy of the river 10s., to 6 bailiffs for summoning 34 persons which appeared on the said jury 11s.4d., to 7 bailiffs for their dinners 7s., to 26 men sworn on the jury for their dinners 26s., and to the poor there 3s., to Mr. Chalenor's 2 servants (fn. 84) in reward 2s., to the ringers of the bells at Fulham church 2s., for boat hire between Putney and Fulham 6d., and in reward to the bargemen 4s.; to Mr Waterbailiff for charges of himself, his men, the under waterbailiff and 12 watermen from Blackwall eastward unto Colney Ditch beyond Staines westward two whole days with the said 2 juries to search out the annoyances of the river with 7s. paid for a towing line and 2 ropes for 2 grapnels £7.6s.8d.; 18 Oct. to the jury of Surrey giving up their verdict in Southwark of the annoyances of the river 20s., to the jury of Middlesex giving up their verdict at Westminster 20s., and to the keeper of the chancery court there for attending and laying the cloth there 2s.6d.; to William Edwyn bargeman for serving my lord mayor and aldermen thither the same time to take the verdicts 11s.6d.; summa £30.16s.8½d. [cf.96]

222. [f.128] 20 Nov. to Edward ap John for 2 bushels of wheat meal for the trial of the assize of bread to be made by Mr Chamberlain and Mr Aske one of the bridgemasters 7s.8d., and for carriage thereof 2d.; 3 Jan. to Edward Lyle for bread by him and Mr Recorder's man bought at Westminster and within the Duchy (fn. 85) court by commandment of my lord mayor 2s.3d.; 18 Jan. by order of court to Robert Rogers servant to Mr Alderman Martyn which he paid to George Grymes brown baker for half a quarter of wheat meal and making trial thereof for the assize of bread 20s.8½d.; (fn. 86) summa £1.10s.9½d.

223. 23 Nov. to Mr Recorder for his pains taken two several times in moving the lord chief justice of the common pleas, (fn. 87) once privately and once pleading before his lordship and other justices at Westminster at the bar there, for the bringing down of a suit by writ of procedendo commenced against William Gardner leatherseller for £300 by him due for that he refused to be sheriff [25 June 1585, Rep.21, f.184] (fn. 88) 30s.; 3 Dec. to James Lorde for attending and arresting William Gardner for the £300, 2s.6d.; 31 Dec. to Mr Daniell and Mr Owen to either of them 10s. for his pains taken in the council chamber touching the matter 20s.; 1 March to Robert Smithe for his pains and for money by him laid out in the matter 25s.4d.; 17 [f.128v] May to Mr Recorder for his pains at the common pleas bar at Westminster for the bringing down of the matter 20s; 26 May to Robert Smithe for his pains and for money by him laid out in the matter 10s.6d., and to Mr Daniell, Mr Owen and Mr Fuller to every of them 10s. for his pains taken in conferring together 30s.; summa £6.18s.4d.

224. 26 Nov. by act of common council [27 May 1585, Jor.21, ff.437–8] to Mr Anthony Ratclyffe merchant taylor for that he took upon him the office of shrievalty in the stead of Mr Giles Garton ironmonger who lately refused the same £100; more to Mr Henry Prannell vintner by like act for that he took upon him the office of shrievalty in stead of Mr John Lacy clothworker who lately refused the same £200; (fn. 89) to George Hannam clerk of the warrants in the common pleas for entering and filing the warrant of attorney for the mayor and commonalty 6s.8d.; and to Humfrey Masterson for entering the warrant of attorney for the mayor and commonalty in the king's bench 3s.4d.; summa £300.10s.0d.

225. [f.129] 1 Dec. by act of common council [30 Nov. 1585, Jor.22, f.5b] to the Earl of Leicester towards his charges into the Low Countries of the free gift and goodwill of this city in new angels £500; to Anthony Marten goldsmith for the exchange of £500 in old angels to be carried and put into the exchequer in place of £500 in new angels delivered to the Earl of Leicester 41s.8d., and to a porter for carrying £500 in white money into the exchequer for the new angels 6d.; summa £502.2s.2d.

226. 9 Dec. to Robert Smithe for money by him laid out and for his pains in the suit commenced against this city by Sir James Acrofte for the office of garbling (fn. 90) 23s.8d.; 31 Dec. to Mr Daniell and Mr Dalton to either of them 10s. for his pains taken in drawing a book between Sir James Acrofte and this city for his interest in the office of garbling throughout England (London only excepted) 20s.; 22 Jan. to Mr Owen for his pains and for his counsel at my lord mayor's house with Sir James Acrofte's counsel for agreeing upon a book to be engrossed for the said office 10s.; 19 Feb. to Mr Daniell and Mr Owen to either of them 10s. for his further pains [f.129v] 20s.; 1 March 1586 by order of court [1 March 1586, Rep.21, f.269b] to Joan White widow for one quarter due at Christmas 1585 which Sir James Acroft knight should have paid unto her for the said office £10 and to her for charges in law for passing the foresaid book between this city and Sir James Acroft 40s.; 1 March to Mr Daniell for his pains in the assurance to be made of the office 20s., to Mr Owen for his pains therein 10s.; and to Philip Treherne for calling the committees together for the said matter 3s.4d.; 17 March to Sir James Acrofte for his interest in a letters patent under her highness' great seal for the office of garbling of spices, drugs and other merchandise throughout the realm of England (London only excepted) which letters patent are conveyed over by writing to Mr Anthony Radclyffe and Mr Richard May merchant taylors and other commoners by the consent of common council to the use of this city £666.13s.4d.; to Robert Smithe for drawing and engrossing the said book of assurance made to Mr Radcliffe, Mr Maye and other commoners by Sir James Acrofte of the office of garbling and for drawing and engrossing several obligations for the assurance of one annuity of £40 to Joan White widow for the said office during her natural life and obligations for saving Mr May and the other commoners harmless £3.8s.8d.; summa £687.9s.0d.

Footnotes

1 The first folio of the account for 1585–86 is missing. The recto would have contained the heading and the first 4 items of the charge which are partially reconstructed in 148–52.
2 A known sum (see 14, 124 and 146).
3 £836.18s.8d. in 1584–85 (3); £837.0s.8d. in 1586–87 (Rental, Chamber Accounts 2, f.190v).
4 The contribution of apprenticeship and freedom fees cannot be distinguished but see 4–5 for the relative amounts in 1584–85.
5 This total is required for the first 4 items of the charge if the sum of the surviving sectional totals of receipts is deducted from the grand total of receipts.
6 The verso of the missing folio would have contained the beginning of the Rent Farms. The missing items undoubtedly correspond closely to 7a–f in 1584–85 and are summarised in 153a–f.
7 A new lease of the custom of rushes at £14 p.a. was granted to John Arderne bricklayer from Midsummer 1586 (Rep.21, f.312b). The former lessees were still owing their rent (see 278g). A sum of £7 in respect of this entry satisfies the total of the Rent Farms.
8 Save that 'brewers' is written over 'beerbrewers' struck through.
9 To resolve a dispute between Robert Aske goldsmith, who held the profits of the Greenyard by grant of court, and Richard Wistowe barber surgeon, keeper of the Leadenhall, who claimed them as part of the perquisites of his office, the order specified that they should enjoy the keepership of Leadenhall and the Greenyard jointly without rendering any account of the profits of the stalls and standings but paying yearly £76.13s.4d.
10 For particulars, see the Book of Fines, ff.203r–204v.
11 CCPR, Bevis Marks, 1586.
12 Grant of lease approved 5 March 1583 and fine of £20 payable when the chamberlain agrees with him over it (CCPR, Old Bailey, 1583).
13 Grant of a lease to Geoffrey Crome and his sons, Arthur and Henry, of the tenement called the George, occupied by Geoffrey, was approved 2 June 1586. On 10 Oct. 1587, the fine of £100 having been already paid by Nayler, a new lease was made to Nayler and Crome's two sons (CCPR, Billingsgate, 1586).
14 CCPR, Aldgate Without, 1586.
15 CCPR, Minories, 1586.
16 The money was raised for the payment of the 1,000 marks which it was agreed should be paid to Sir James Croft upon settlement of the dispute between him and the city concerning the office of garbling (see 79,226). For an allowance to the chamberlain upon this assessment, see 251.
17 Ms mutilated.
18 Followed by a deleted entry: '14 Sept. Of Richard Martyn alderman by the appointment of this accountant to supply the city's want, £100'.
19 See 136–42. References to court orders which have already been quoted in earlier entries respecting the debts listed below are not repeated here.
20 Ms holed.
21 'Ministers' written against 'Priests' struck through.
22 Save that 'serve' is written over 'say service' struck through.
23 The advowson and vicarage of St Lawrence Jewry belonged to Balliol College (see Caroline Barron, The Medieval Guildhall of London, 1974, 17 and note 21).
24 Unless stated otherwise these were paid in respect of the year ending Michaelmas 1586.
25 Ms torn but the total at 162r is correct. The period of arrears, one year, is left blank.
26 Save that Helen Romforde (Rumford) is now described as 'late' wife of Stephen.
27 Save that 'Robert Maskall' is struck through and 'Stephen Barton' written over.
28 The acquittance is here given by William Weekes deputy to William Dalby.
29 The Letter Book. This entry was first identical to 17h but was then amended to what is a more accurate description of contents.
30 The tenement over Aldersgate is now described as being late in the tenure of John Day's widow.
31 'Mr Robert Clarke' deleted. His fee is still included in the total.
32 William Nelson was appointed attorney for the city 28 Sept. 1585 (Rep.21, f.211). The reference to him is inserted above the line and his fee has not been added to the total. As Clarke's fee had not been deducted from a above, the sum of a and b remains correct.
33 Followed by an entry, as 25c, deleted.
34 Save that the description of the office held by David Manninge and Thomas Redknighte given therein has been struck through and 'yeoman of the woodwharves' written over.
35 With the addition that this sum is here specifically stated to be Luck's 'fee'.
36 Save the widow Cottrell's name is here given as 'Agnes'.
37 The date of the court order is given in the text.
38 Now described as 'late one of the sheriffs' serjeants'.
39 This was part of the settlement of the law suit about the office of garbling, see 79 note. By this order it was agreed that the city should be responsible for the sum for which Maye, Ratcliffe and Elkyn stood bound and a bond had been entered into to save them harmless. The chamberlain was to be allowed in his account the £666.13s.4d. which he had already paid to Sir James Croft for his interest in the office of garbling.
40 Cardenas, servant to Sir Francis Walsingham, was also granted a freedom without fee and the first reversion of one of several offices.
41 One of the waterbailiff's men, see 20i and 166i.
42 This payment was in respect of a labourer's room and a clerk's wages.
43 This total includes the 3 sums marked 'stayed' or 'disliked' by the auditors, 171c, 172c and 173b.
44 This is the final version of a much amended heading.
45 For the lease, see CCPR, Leadenhall, 1573. In 1584 the rent of £12 p.a. under this lease was being paid by Richard Kingswell, esq. (Rental, Chamber Accounts 2, f.177).
46 'William' in the rental (Chamber Accounts 2, f.177v).
47 In 1586 a great part of this house without Ludgate belonging to the city was pulled down for the rebuilding of the gate and the property was empty for a year (CCPR, Ludgate. 1583 and Rental, Chamber Accounts 2, f.157).
48 The 'Lord of Burgaveny' held two parcels of common ground within Ludgate of the city (Rental, Chamber Accounts 2, f.161).
49 The rent of £10 p.a. for this property was paid by Mr Robert Levery, who had married the widow of William Hobbs, draper (Rental, Chamber Accounts 2, f.184).
50 Ms mutilated.
51 William Frythe was paid £10 for hindrance caused through loss of his shop near Ludgate during the rebuilding of the gaol (CCPR, Ludgate, 1587).
52 Thomas Heton, mercer, was the city's tenant for a great messuage in St Lawrence Lane under a lease to Richard Springham for 40 years from 1550 with a reversionary lease to follow (CCPR, Lawrence Lane, 1571; Rental, Chamber Accounts 2, f.183. And see h note).
53 Formerly in the tenure of Thomas Heton, see g note (Rental, Chamber Accounts 2, f.183).
54 In the rental William Lathes is shown as a new tenant of 2 tenements in 'Candlewick' formerly in the tenure of the widow of Henry Duxsell (Chamber Accounts 2, f.180).
55 With the exception of 181 and 201 the following payments were made against bills.
56 See 201, entered on the original folio 29 of this year's account, for further expenditure on Ludgate. This instruction would presumably have been followed in the writing of the engrossed account.
57 Recently appointed clerk of the city's works (Rep.21, ff.257b, 276).
58 Agnes Cudner, a tenant of the city (Rental, Chamber Accounts 2, f.185; CCPR, Poultry Compter, 1587).
59 See Stow i, 132.
60 Written over '5s.3d.', which is correct, struck through.
61 i.e. 12d. to be charged to the Philipot estate to which the 'Unicorne' belonged.
62 Leicester House, later Essex House, on the south side of the Strand, a little outside Temple Bar. In 1601 Essex House was being supplied by the city with a pipe of water (Remembrancia, 554).
63 Keeper of the Guildhall, see 7i, note.
64 Paper torn away.
65 '9d.' written over '11½d.' which is correct, struck through.
66 i.e. 4s.8d. to be charged to the Carpenter account to which the Green Dragon belonged.
67 Here equivalent to 20 cwt.
68 i.e. to be charged to these accounts.
69 i.e. to be charged to the Philipot estate. Thomas Redknight, a yeoman of the woodwharf (171e), was tenant of a house at Queenhithe belonging to the estate (Rental, Chamber Accounts 2, f.191v; CCPR, Queenhithe, 1587).
70 i.e. to be charged to the Carpenter estate.
71 Ms holed.
72 See 97 note 3.
73 Knighted during his mayoralty on 6 Feb. 1586. See 211.
74 Many of the payments recorded were paid against bills of charges, particularly in the case of junior officers. The frequently recurring phrase 'as by a bill appears' has generally been omitted from the calendar. References to payment by court order, commandment of the lord mayor or in accordance with the journal are always noted.
75 Margin 'Barge hire'.
76 Henry Ramel, who had arrived at Greenwich on 6 May 1586 (Cal. SPF 1585–86, 608). It appears that the city furnished lodgings for him (Rep.21, f.478).
77 By an earlier order of 21 Jan. 1580 Osborne had been promised payment of £30 for the charges in redeeming Hamond, son of Jeffrey Ponde, citizen and bowyer, then a prisoner and captive in Greece as soon as the latter should arrive in England (Rep.20, f.31). Ponde was present in court on 28 Sept. 1585 when the order for payment was made.
78 The cloths bought of Henry Hewett were despatched in the 'George Bonaventure', master Robert Ryckeman, bound for Algiers where they were to be consigned to John Tipton, consul for the English nation, to be bestowed in presents or otherwise for the redeeming of captives (Rep.21, f.237).
79 See 229 note 3.
80 On 12 April 1586 he was appointed to arbitrate in the variance but the matter was still unresolved in Dec. 1586 (Rep.21, ff.282, 369b).
81 Sir Edmund Anderson, lord chief justice of the common pleas.
82 On Sunday, 6 March 1586, George Closse, reader at St Magnus, London Bridge, had slandered the lord mayor in a sermon preached at Paul's Cross, charging him with injustice. On 8 March several aldermen and the recorder repaired to the archbishop, and on 10 March Closse, obeying an order of the archbishop, made submission in the court of aldermen (Rep.21, ff.272, 273).
83 A native of Poland.
84 cf. 96 note 2.
85 Of Lancaster.
86 On 18 Jan. 1586 the court ordered payment of 20s.4d. to George Grymes for travelling to Brentford (Braynford) and buying half a quarter of wheat and baking the same for a trial (Rep.21, f.255).
87 Sir Edmund Anderson. Orders were given on 17 May and 9 June 1586 for certain aldermen also to wait upon him concerning this suit (Rep.21, ff.296b, 305).
88 The fine for refusal of the office of sheriff upon election thereto was normally £200 but under the act of common council of 27 May 1585 governing the election of sheriffs rose to £300 if payment was more than three months in arrears.
89 Under the act of 1585 payment for accepting office following another's refusal was £100 but Prannell was allowed a further £100, parcel of a £200 fine which he had paid for an earlier refusal in 1580 (Jor.21, f.453b).
90 See 79.