The Chamberlain's Account 1585-6
Nos. 227-81

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Betty R. Masters (editor)

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1984

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88-104

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'The Chamberlain's Account 1585-6: Nos. 227-81', Chamber accounts of the sixteenth century: London Record Society, 20 (1984), pp. 88-104. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=64549 Date accessed: 17 September 2014.


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227. [f.130] 9 Dec. to Robert Smithe for money by him laid out in the matter depending in the star chamber at the suit of the lord Thomas Howard for the liberties of Christ Church near Aldgate 20s. [cf.83]; 1 March to him for his pains and for money by him laid out in a suit brought against the city for the Conduit Meads 8s.2d. [cf.84]; 30 April for charges in the arches court for the administration of the goods of Richard Graunt, John Smarte and William Purches to whom with others a lease was made of the Conduit Meads by Sir John Forteskue knight £3.10s.; 26 May to Robert Smithe for his pains and for money by him laid out in the said suit 13s.; 9 Dec. to Robert Smithe for his pains and for money by him laid out touching the quo warranto brought against this city for the office of search of hops, oil, butter, vinegar and soap 10s.8d. [cf.76]; 10 Dec. to him by order from Mr Recorder for writing out a long discourse delivered to Sir William Wynter knight by Roger Tyler (fn. 1) complaining against the lord mayor and aldermen and containing divers false and scandalous speeches touching the said search 20s.; and for his boat hire in and [f.130v] about the same 16d.; 1 July to Robert Smithe for money by him laid out in the said suit 13s.4d.; 23 April to Mr Eve deputy in the crown office for his travail with Mr Attorney General for the non suiting of several suits prosecuted by quo warranto, viz. for the search of hops, butter, oil, vinegar and soap, and for the liberties of London and Southwark, and the search of Thames £3; 26 May to Robert Smithe for his pains and for money by him laid out in the said suits 56s.10d.; summa £13.13s.4d.

228. 9 Dec. to Robert Smithe for money by him laid out in the suit commenced against my lord mayor and aldermen by John Mellowe clothworker 18s.8d. [cf.95]; 9 Dec. to him for his pains and money by him laid out in a suit commenced against Sir Thomas Pullyson knight in the exchequer by John Lewys for imprisoning his wife 39s.2d.; 1 March to him for pains and money by him laid out in the said suit 9s.8d.; to him for his pains and money by him laid out in the chancery for the orphanage of the orphans of Thomas Whitlocke merchant taylor deceased [f.131] 10s.8d. [cf.93]; 1 March to him for his pains and money by him laid out in the said matter 54s.; 26 May to him for his pains and money by him laid out in the said matter prosecuted by Robert Newdick and George Smedley against Sir Thomas Pullyson and Mr Thomas Aldersey to answer in the name of the mayor and commonalty for the said orphanage 11s.4d.; 1 July to him for money by him laid out in the said suit 4s.6d.; summa £7.8s.0d.

229. To Edward Gyllam waxchandler for 24 pounds of red sealing wax delivered to the city's use for one year ended at Michaelmas 1586 24s; to Hugh Syngleton stationer for 29 pottles and one pint of ink delivered for one year ended at Michaelmas 1586 at 2s.2d. the pottle £3.3s.4½d.; 16 Dec. to him for 300 proclamations by him printed for this city forbidding the inhabitants of Norwich and other infected places to repair to London with their wares [20 Sept. 1585, Jor.21, f.470], and for 500 constables' oaths with additions, and for 12 almanacs 34s.10d.; 2 July to him for 300 books of orders for my lord mayor and aldermen for wearing their apparel, (fn. 2) and for 2,800 [f.131v] oaths for freemen, 300 acts of common council against the new erected alleys and inmates £6.0s.10d.; to him for 300 acts of common council showing that all foreigners and strangers should pay fifteenths and other charges and customs with the freemen of this city 25s.; more for 50 proclamations against eating of flesh in Lent 4s.2d.; 17 Jan. to Humfrey Bate stationer by warrant from my lord mayor for 5 paper books delivered to the lord mayor 24s.; 14 March to William Prestwood stationer for 3 small books of paper, one roll of parchment, one book of paper royal for a journal, 2 quires of paper royal and one book of demy paper for orders taken before my lord mayor 45s.10d.; more 31 May for one roll of parchment 10s.; 12 Oct. [1586] to Hugh Singleton stationer for boards, skins, girdling, bosses, plates and new binding for the new written book of oaths and for ink of divers colours for the same 22s.; (fn. 3) to him for stuff and workmanship in binding and making up a book in parchment containing the acts of common councils into one volume (since the charter de condendis legibus), and for like stuff and workmanship for one book in paper as calendar to the former book, 53s.4d.; (fn. 4) summa £21.7s.4½d.

230. [f.132] 25 Jan. to John Shawe for writing out certain notes out of the wardmote inquests as touch this accomptant to be reformed 30s.; to him for writing and engrossing divers surveys at Botolph Wharf and at the 'Seven Starrs' in Smithfield being entered in the journal 24s.4d.; 15 Jan. to Robert Smith for search and other travail touching the matter of purprestures to maintain the city's title thereunto 10s.; 1 March to him for his pains and for money by him laid out for search and copies of inquisitions of purprestures remaining in Sir Thomas Hennage's office in the Tower (fn. 5) and other things touching the same 54s.4d.; 11 Aug. to Mr Daniell for his pains taken touching purprestures and the city's perambulations 10s.; 21 Jan. to William Dalbye and Robert Smithe to either of them 10s. for their pains in searching out of certain old laws and ordinances to see by what warrant the chamberlain may lawfully let leases of the city's lands 20s.; to Mr Recorder for his counsel and pains in a law to be confirmed for the lawful letting and leasing of the said lands 10s.; to Mr Daniell, Mr Owen and Mr Fuller for their pains and counsel in the matter 30s.; summa £9.8s.8d.

231. [f.132v] To John Coxe merchant taylor and farmer of the profits of the markets and housing of corn at Queenhithe in consideration of the lack and want of a loft there detained by the company of Grocers and is due for one year ended at Michaelmas 1586 40s., (fn. 6) 28 Jan. to Nicholas Smithe merchant taylor for stuff and workmanship bestowed in making up John Luck's gown and coat (fn. 7) against Christmas 10s.4d.; to Robert Durant skinner for furring Luck's gown with fitches 16s.; to Nicholas Smithe for stuff and workmanship bestowed in making up Luck's coat against Whitsuntide 7s.5d.; to Thomas Childe for writing out such orders and decrees out of the repertory as touch this accomptant for one year ended at Michaelmas last past 20s.; to William Ravenscroft for keeping the door passage from the council chamber into the lord mayor's court for one year ended at Michaelmas last past 40s. [cf. 81]; 20 Dec. to Nicholas Willy gentleman and late waterbailiff in consideration that he did resign the office of waterbailiff to Thomas Somer now deceased due for one quarter ended at Christmas 1585 £5 [cf.81]; summa £11.13s.9d.

232. [f.133] 23 Dec. to Ann Wytt alias Smithe widow for 6 badges for the 6 waits against Christmas 12s.; 20 May to her for 6 other badges for the waits against Whitsuntide 12s.; 12 Feb. to Arthur Parker servant to my lord mayor which his honour paid and gave to one of the lord of Leicester's servants for bringing 20 warrants unto his lordship for venison 20s.; 3 Nov. 1586 by order of court [27 Sept. 1586, Rep.21, f.352b] to John Deywell common hunt for his own charges and his two men riding to the court to procure warrants for bucks and stags for my lord mayor and aldermen £9.15s.10d.; 20 Feb. by commandment of my lord mayor to Mr Watson clerk of the crown office in the chancery for the commission of oyer and determiner 13s.4d.; to Godfry Fanshawe for a copy out of the exchequer for the rates of every several precinct of every ward within London of the fifteenth due to the queen 7s.; to Robert Smithe for search and other charges by him laid out in the exchequer touching the said several rates in former times 3s.2d.; 1 March to Mr Recorder for penning a law to be confirmed by act of common council for the election of the sheriffs 10s.; summa £13.13s.4d.

233. [f.133v] For the making of 8 obligations, viz. one wherein Mr Robert Withens vintner stands bound for the payment of £100, one wherein Mr Richard Gourney haberdasher stands bound for payment of £100, 3 wherein Mr Richard Barne mercer stands bound for payment of 200 marks and 3 wherein Mr John Taylor haberdasher stands bound for the payment of £300,4s.; (fn. 8) to Robert Smithe for making 4 obligations wherein Mr Robert Howse clothworker, Mr William Elkyn mercer and Mr William Albany merchant taylor late elect sheriffs stood bound 2s.8d.; (fn. 9) to William Conradus for drawing great letters in the book of common councils 12d.; (fn. 10) by order of court [Rep.21, f.277b] to Hugh Mantell late keeper of the reparation stuff to him allowed by the court 17 March 1586 £20; 26 March for charges in law for the trial of certain lead supposed to be foreign bought and sold 24s.10d.; 28 March to Robert Smithe for a copy of the letters patent made to Sir Thomas Cowarden knight of the late house of the Blackfriars now in the tenure of Sir William Moore knight 5s.; 26 May to him for money laid out touching the city's right in the liberties of the White and Black Friars 25s.; summa £23.2s.6d.

234. [f. 134] To James Harman yeoman of the chamber for mending the lighthorn serving in the Guildhall porch and for bread, ale, beer, wine, strawing, herbs, flowers, perfumes, rushes, small coals, making clean the Guildhall, horse hire, candles, carriage of beer barrels and other measures to and from the Guildhall, and for 16½ yards of mats, carriage of foot cloths, for a bushel to be hanged at Leadenhall, carrying of cushions, watching the city's tent [sic], for 18 hassocks and a mat for the house of office, being all due for one year ended at Michaelmas last past as by 4 bills called quarter bills appears £11.18s.; to him for horse hire for the king of Portugal (fn. 11) riding on hunting, for Mr Recorder, divers aldermen and other officers to and from the court and other places due for one quarter of a year ended at Michaelmas last past £4.16s.4d.; 8 April for cleansing and carrying away 20 loads of soil out of the lanes passing to St Mary Spital and the Artillery Yard in the Easter holy days 16s.8d.; to James Harman for making clean the house at St Mary Spital and for brooms, rushes, strawing, herbs, carrying of cushions, labourer's wages, a stand of ale, coals and faggots 59s.2d.; summa £20.10s.2d.

235. [f.134v] 1 April by warrant from my lord mayor to Richard Buckley, John Addys, William Harrison and Thomas Davys to every of them 6s.8d. for taking of flesh in Lent 26s.8d.; to John Grove servant to Mr Town Clerk for the charges in putting the certificates into the chancery for the eating of flesh in Lent 2s.; 21 April to Mr Kyrton common serjeant for the charges of a procedendo and allowing the same in a suit against Mark Norton for the portion of the orphans of Peter Burcher grocer deceased 12s.; . . . [to Robert Smithe for his pains?] (fn. 12) and for money by him laid out in the suit prosecuted in the chancery by Thomas Cartwright touching the orphans of Simon Smithe grocer deceased 22s.8d.; to him the same day for money laid out in a suit prosecuted against Thomas Damport and his wife for the orphanage of the orphan of Thomas Hartopp goldsmith deceased 4s.; by order of court to Richard May of Horsemonden, Kent, clothier for so much received 19 October last past for the city's part of one broad cloth being found by a jury to be foreign bought and sold and therefore forfeit 52s.11d.; summa [£6.0s.]3d. (fn. 12)

236. [f.135] By the bequest of Mr Taylor late alderman deceased for the discharge of such persons in the ward of Cordwainer Street as are assessed (sessed) at 12d. and under for every fifteenth due to the queen and is now for the second fifteenth granted in the 27th year of her reign, viz. 23 in the parish of St Mary le Bow 20s.2d., 3 in the parish of All Hallows [Bread Street] (fn. 13) 2s.8d., 17 in the parish of St John [the Baptist] in Walbrook 15s.8d., 7 in the parish of St Benet Sherehog 7s., 14 in [Holy] Trinity parish in Knightrider Street 13s.10d., 28 in the parish of St Mary Aldermary 28s., 26 in the parish of St Antholin 26s., 28 in the parish of St Thomas the Apostle 24s.8d., summa £6.18s.0d. [cf.97]

237. [f.135v] 14 May for a dinner for Mr Chamberlain, Mr Dumer and other officers and workmen at the measuring out of the ground where the new pipes serving the conduit in Aldermanbury were laid 13s.8d.; for a dinner the 16 May for the auditors of the third account of this accountant (fn. 14) 44s. 1½d.; 19 May to Ralph (Raphe) Sheperde for his charges in a suit prosecuted against him in the king's bench by John Garfield for eggs seized as forfeit being forestalled by Garfield before they were brought to the market 14s.8d.; 10 June to him which he paid to Garfield by order of the court of king's bench 13s.4d., and for money by him laid out in the suit 17s.4d.; 22 May to Mr Ashebold (fn. 15) for preaching at the new churchyard (fn. 16) on Whitsunday 13s.4d.; 1 June by order of Mr Webb and Mr Buckell aldermen, Mr Nicholas Spencer and Mr Humfrey Huntley, committees appointed by order of court [22 Feb. 1586, Rep.21, f.267] for reformation of the bushel for measuring of salt upon the water, viz. to the cooper, the smith and the turner for the several stuff and workmanship belonging to the same bushel £5.10s.; (fn. 17) summa £11.6s.5½d.

238. [f.136] 24 June by order of court [21 June 1586, Rep.21, f.310] to John Darcye a poor man (being recommended to the city by the queen) as of the free gift of this city £5; 25 June by order of court [23 June 1586, Rep.21, f.310] to Robert Sheperd fisherman (by the hands of Mr Waterbailiff) for a sturgeon fish by him taken in the Thames and presented to the queen 13s.4d.; for the exchange of light, broken and soldered gold and silver received for redeeming of captives, for one fifteenth and mustering of soldiers for the space of 5 years last past, 10s.7d.; to John Grove for charges in putting the certificates of the rate of servants' wages into the chancery 2s.; to Richard Grewe the common hunt's man for killing 1,055 dogs at 1½d. the piece £6.11s.10½d.; 30 July to James Harman for money laid out for the watch on Midsummer Eve at night viz. to 24 cresset bearers and 12 bag bearers at 8d. the piece 24s., for 3 dozen of straw hats at 8d. the piece 24s., for 36 badges with the city's arms 3s., for 3 dozen of staff torches for my lord mayor and Mr Sheriffs 36s., for 100 of cresset lights and exchange of 100 of old cresset lights with other necessaries 21s.3d., summa £5.8s.3d. [cf.101]; summa totalis £18.6s.0½d.

239. [f.136v] 26 Aug. to John Grafton and William Aldersey serjeants at mace for their pains taken as sticklers at the wrestling at Bartholomew (Barthewe') day 6s.8d. and to the poor there by commandment of my lord mayor 2s.2d.; 8 September by commandment of my lord mayor to the clerks of St Magnus' parish for making ready the church against his lordship's coming thither on Our Lady day being the fair in Southwark 2s.6d., and by like commandment to the prisoners in the Marshalsea, King's Bench, White Lion (fn. 18) and Compter in Southwark (fn. 19) the same time 6s.6d., and to the poor there 18d., and to the waits there in reward 2s.6d.; 13 Sept. to a broker for procuring £100 to be taken up at usance of Mr John Barker for the city's use 5s. [cf. 157d]; summa £1.6s.10d.

240. To Mr Dumer, Henry Woodwall, John Shawe, Richard Foster, Edward Lyle, James Lorde and Leonard Largen to every of them 6s.8d. for setting out and measuring the ground at Bartholomew Fair 46s.8d., and to Richard Foster, Edmund Lyle and James Lord for weighing of cheese [f.137] at the cheese beam 6s., and for meat and drink for the said officers attending there all the fair time with a dinner at the Fair Eve for Mr Chamberlain and other officers £6.13s.2d., and to a poor man for breaking up the g[round . . . 6d.], (fn. 20) for writing 2 copies of the particular [profits] (fn. 20) 2s.6d., and spent by John Shawe in the leather fair 24s.4d., summa £10.13s.2d.

241. To Sir Wolstan Dixie knight lord mayor in respect of wax, [herrings and] (fn. 21) sturgeon wont to be paid by the Easterlings inhabiting the Steelyard £5.6s.8d., and to Mr Anthony Ratclyffe and Mr Henry Prannell sheriffs for like wax, herrings and sturgeon wont also to be paid by the Easterlings £5.6s.8d., and to the sheriffs for a petty toll wont also to be paid by the Easterlings 40s., being all due for one year ended at Michaelmas last past, summa £12.13s.4d. [cf. 109]

242. 14 Sept. by order of court [8 Sept. 1586, Rep.21, f.331] to John Singwell ironmonger of the free gift of the court £3.6s.8d.; to Mr Chamberlain for his horse hire due for one [f.137v] year ended at Michaelmas 1586 40s., for his boat hire due for the like time 30s., and to Mr William Dumer comptroller of the chamber for his horse hire for like time 40s.; by order of my lord mayor to William Ravenscrofte and Richard Dodd to either of them 20s. for seeing the bills fixed upon houses infected with the plague and not to be removed and is due for one year ended at Michaelmas 1586 40s.; to John Shawe clerk of the chamber (fn. 22) for drawing of this account 13s.4d., and for engrossing the same account 53s.4d. and for engrossing the book of fines 3s.4d.; summa £14.6s.8d.

243. To Sir Wolstan Dixie knight lord mayor for the measuring of linen cloth due for one year ended at Michaelmas 1586, £50.0s.0d. [cf.7n]

244. Summa totalis of the Foreign Charge is £2,119.8s.11d.

245. [f.138 blank, f.138v] Margin New Year's Gifts

a. To Sir Thomas Bromley knight, lord high chancellor, £20 and to the keeper of his chamber door and to his porter 4s., summa £20.4s.0d. To Sir William Cycyll lord high treasurer £20.0s.0d. To Mr John Popham attorney general £10.0s.0d. For the exchange of white money into gold for the said gifts 4s.2d. and for 3 purses for the same 18d., summa 5s.8d.

b. 17 Nov. 1585 to Sir Wolstan Dixie lord mayor in recompense of 4 tuns of wine [as 115b], £40.0s.0d.

c. Summa totalis £90.9s.8d.

246. [f.139] Margin Winter Liveries (fn. 23)

a. To John Alington draper for 31 yards of London russet at 8s.8d. the yard £13.8s.8d., 32 yards at 10s.6d. the yard £16.16s., 31 yards at 11s.6d. the yard £17.16s.6d., 28 yards at 12s. the yard £16.16s., 27½ yards at 13s. the yard £17.17s.6d., 33 yards of fine London russet at 13s.8d. the yard £22.11s., 32¼ yards at 15s. the yard £24.3s.9d., 32½ yards at 15s.8d. the yard £25.9s.2d., 20 yards at 15s.4d. the yard £15.6s.8d., and for 12 yards of black cotton at 8d. the yard 8s.; summa £170.13s.3d.

b. To Stephen Mabb' draper for 6¼ yards of pheasant colour for John Luck's gown and coat (fn. 24) at 10s. the yard £3.2s.6d. and for 7½ yards of broad green baize to line the same at 2s.2d. the yard 16s.3d.; summa £3.18s.9d.

c. Summa for all the cloth for winter liveries £174.12s.0d.

247. Margin Money paid instead of cloth for winter liveries

To Mr Chamberlain 53s.4d., Mr Common Serjeant 53s.4d., Mr Dumer 53s.4d., Mr Kytchyn 40s., Mr Dalton 40s., Mr Owen 40s., Mr Fuller 40s., Mr Common Cryer 53s.4d., [f.139v] Mr Waterbailiff 53s.4d., Mr Common Hunt 53s.4d., the renter of Mr Raynewell 31s., the steward of Finsbury 24s., the renter of Finsbury 24s., the bailiff of Finsbury 24s., this accountant's clerk 30s., the keeper of the star chamber door 32s., Robert Maskall carpenter 28s., William Browne foreign taker 28s., Stephen Cowley mealweigher 28s.

Summa of the money paid for cloth for winter liveries £36.9s.0d.

248. Margin [Paid] for Summer Liveries

a. To John Alington draper for 17 yards of broad sad new colour at 7s.4d. the yard £6.4s.8d., 32 yards at 7s.6d. the yard £12, 17¾ yards at 8s. £7.2s., 18¼ yards at 8s.6d. the yard £7.15s.1½d., 31¾ yards at 8s.6d. £13.9s.10½d., 31½ yards of fine broad sad new colour at 10s.8d. the yard £16.16s., 11¼ yards of the same at 9s. the yard £5.1s.3d., and for 12 yards of black cotton at 8d. the yard 8s., summa £68.16s.11d.

b. To Stephen Mabb' draper for 2 yards of broad cloth of French colour tawny for John Luck's coat at 11s. the yard 22s. and for 2¼ of broad baize to line the same at 2s.2d. the yard 4s.10d.; summa 26s.10d.

c. Summa totalis of the money paid for cloth for summer liveries £70.3s.9d.

249. [f.140] Margin Money paid instead of cloth for summer liveries To Mr Chamberlain 53s.4d., Mr Common Serjeant 53s.4d., Mr Dumer 53s.4d., Mr Common Cryer 53s.4d., Mr Waterbailiff 53s.4d., Mr Common Hunt 53s.4d., the renter general 32s., the renter of Mr Raynewell 31s., Edward Lyle 32s., John Shawe 32s., James Harman 32s., Henry Woodwall 32s., the accountant's clerk 30s., Mr Common Serjeant's clerk 26s.8d., Robert Maskall carpenter 28s., David Mannynge 28s.

Summa totalis £31.3s.8d.

250. Summa for all the cloth and money paid for winter and summer liveries £312.8s.5d.

whereof to be deducted for the account of Mr Carpenter £5.16s.8½d., for the account of Mr Raynewell £3.2s., for the account of Finsbury £3.12s., summa £12.10s.8½d.

And so to be allowed to the general account £299.17s.8½d.

251. [f.140v] Margin Allowances

First this accountant asks allowance of £10 to him given by act of court and of £10 more given at the audit, of 20s. paid to the comptroller and clerk of the chamber for casting and examining of this account, of £6.13s.4d. paid to the comptroller of the chamber for his reward at the audit, and of 17s. for purses and counters for the examination and casting of this account; of £200 delivered by commandment of my lord mayor and court of aldermen to Mr John Lacye clothworker 4 March 1586 which he paid into the chamber on 1 March [cf.158f] in the name of a fine for that he refused to be sheriff and for which sum he stands bound in 3 several obligations to repay the same into the chamber at the 3 next several feasts of Michaelmas following by even portions; of £4 paid to John Benson for keeping and engrossing the account of orphanage for 2 years ended at Michaelmas 1586; and of £19.17s.4d. being parcel of a more sum upon him charged in this account for one fifteenth granted by act [f.141] of common council [cf.157b] for that the same was not received (unreceived) due by the several wards following, viz. of Castle Baynard 17s., Bread Street 3s.4d., Broad Street 40s., Candlewick Street 13s.8d., Coleman Street 3s.11d., Cordwainer Street £4.7s.10d., Cheap 28s.4d., Cripplegate 8s.4d., Dowgate 5s., Farringdon Within 49s.3d., Farringdon Without 22s.8d., Langbourn 13s.4d., Portsoken 30s., Queenhithe 52s.6d., Tower 16s., and Walbrook 6s.2d.; summa £252.7s.[8d.]

252. Margin Orphanage [Payments]

Paid to the use of divers orphans from Michaelmas 1585 unto Michaelmas 1586, as particularly appears by an account thereof kept by John Benson by sundry books the one called the ledger, folio 47, and the other called the journal, folio 42, as by the repertory kept in the inner chamber of the Guildhall and acquittances made by the receivers thereof, £2,048.4s.7d.

253. [f.141v] Margin Orphans their Finding

More paid within the time of this account to sundry persons for finding divers orphans whose portions remain in the chamber, as appears as well by the said journal kept by John Benson as also by sundry acquittances made by the persons receiving the same, £301.5s.4d.

254. Summa totalis of the discharge £8,273.5s.4d.

And so it is found that the commonalty owes unto this accountant upon the general account £1,035.1s.3¾d.

And this accountant owes unto the commonalty upon this account 16 peppercorns.

255. [f.142] The account of the chamberlain for the lands and tenements late of Sir John Philpott knight for the year aforesaid

[Receipts]

a. Arrearages by this accountant due upon the foot of the last account, £252.5s.2d.

b. As 125b, £72.3s.4d.

c. Of Robert Medley goldsmith in part of £90 being the rest of £120 for a fine of his house and shop in West Cheap in the parish of St Vedast late in the tenure of John Lonyson goldsmith deceased and also a back room behind the same tenement late in the tenure of Marston (fn. 25) deceased, £30.0s.0d. [cf.125d]

d. Of John Wilson goldsmith in part of £60 being parcel and rest of £80 for a fine of his shop in West Cheap in the parish of St Vedast late demised with other things to John Lonison goldsmith deceased, £20 [cf.125e]

e. Summa totalis of the charge £374.8s.6d.

256. [f.142v] The Discharge [Payments]

a. As 126a except that the sum is paid for the year ended Michaelmas 1586, 6s.6d.

b. As 126b, £4.3s.4d.

c. As 126c, £19.15s.5d.

d. To masons, carpenters, plumbers, bricklayers, plasterers and labourers for their several days wages working and labouring in and upon the tenements as by one bill appears, 2s.2d. [cf. 176m]

e. For stone, timber, boards, quarters, lathes, lead, solder, gravel, loam, sand, cleansing of privies and other necessaries spent and bestowed upon the tenements as by the weeks' bills appears, £8.11s.10½d. [cf.202]

f. Summa totalis £32.19s.3½d.

257. And so due to the city upon this account £341.9s.2½d.

258. [f.143] The account of the chamberlain for the lands and tenements of Mr John Carpenter sometime common clerk of this city for the year aforesaid.

[Receipts]

a. Arrearages by this accountant due upon the foot of the last account, £14.13s.10½d.

b. As 128b, £34.0s.0d.

c. Summa totalis of all [the charge] £48.13s.10½d.

259. The Discharge [Payments]

a. As 129a except that the sums are paid for the year ended Michaelmas 1586, 8s.0d.

b. [f.143v] As 129b, 13s.4d.

c. As 129c, £1.3s.4d.

d. As 129d, £4.0s.0d.

e. As 129e, £9.2s.0d.

f. For 5¾ yards of London russet for the coats of the 4 children against Christmas 1585 at 10s.6d. the yard £3.0s.4½d., 5½ yards of new colour for the coats of the children against Whitsuntide 1586 at 7s.4d. the yard 40s.4d., for 24 yards of black cotton for the lining of the 8 coats at 8d. the yard 16s., and to James Harman yeoman of the chamber which he laid out for buttons and for making of the 8 coats 10s.4d.; summa £6.7s.0½d.

g. [f.144] For wages of workmen and labourers for reparations done upon the tenements of Mr Carpenter as by 3 bills appears, £1.14s.10d. [cf.176m]

h. For timber, solder, lead, paving stone, brick, lime, sand, gravel, loam, cleansing of privies and other necessaries spent in repairing the tenements this year as by 2 bills appears, 10s.0d. [cf.202]

i. Summa totalis of the discharge £23.18s.6½d.

260. And so due to the city upon this account £24.15s.4d.

261. The account of the chamberlain for the lands and tenements sometime of Sir John Raynewell knight [sic] sometime lord mayor for the year aforesaid.

[Receipts]

a. Arrearages by this accountant due upon the foot of the last account, £205.17s.8d.

b. As 131b, £125.3s.4d.

c. Summa totalis of the charge £331.1s.0d.

262. [f.144v] The Discharge [Payments]

a. To Nicholas Kennam, sub-dean of St Paul's, to the use of the petty canons of St Pauls for the chantry of Gilbert Folyate, £1.0s.0d. [cf.132a]

b. As 132b except that the sum is paid for the year ended at Michaelmas 1586, £1.0s.0d.

c. As 132d, £9.15s.4d.

d. As 132e, £2.0s.0d.

e. As 132f except that the sum is paid for one year ended at Michaelmas 1586, 10s.0d.

f. To Mr Anthony Radclyffe and Mr Henry Pranell sheriffs for a discharge of a toll of London Bridge due for one year ended at Michaelmas 1586, £8.0s.0d. [cf.132g]

g. [f.145] As 132h except that the sum is paid for the year ended at Michaelmas 1586, £10.0s.0d.

h. To Benedict Barnam draper, Percival Hassall skinner and Simon Bourman haberdasher, high collectors for the second fifteenth granted to the queen in the 27th year of her reign to be paid within the city of London, by the bequest of Sir [sic] John Raynewell, viz. for the ward of Aldgate £5, Billingsgate £31.10s., and Dowgate £28, being all for the discharge of all the inhabitants within the said wards, £64.10s.0d. [cf.132 i]

i. Summa of the discharge £96.15s.4d.

263. And so rest due to the city £234.5s.8d.

264. [f.145v] The account of the chamberlain for the diet of masterless men taken up and sent into the Low Countries for her majesty's service.

[Receipts]

7 Oct. received of Mr Richard Huddilstone treasurer of the queen's wars in the Low Countries for the diet of such masterless men as late were and now are taken up within the city of London, county of Middlesex and other places for her majesty's service in the Low Countries, £150.

265. The Discharge [Payments]

7 Oct. to Mr Roger Warfield treasurer of Bridewell for the diet of such masterless and vagrant persons as late were and now are taken up for her majesty's service as is aforesaid as pioneers soldiers £48; 20 Oct. by warrant from my lord mayor to Henry Barker gentleman for a new supply of the new victualling of 120 masterless men shipped to be sent to Flushing for pioneers £12; 26 Oct. by warrant from my lord mayor to Mr Warfield for the diet and charge of the said masterless men £34.15s.1d.; [f.146] by like warrant to Simon Padyam underbailiff of Southwark towards his loss and hindrance sustained by lodging certain of the said masterless men 40s., and by like warrant to William Lathes under waterbailiff which he laid out about the said masterless men 3s.4d.; 24 Dec. by commandment of my lord mayor to Thomas Sympson for the diet of 96 masterless men taken up and sent to Leadenhall in November last for her majesty's service in the Low Countries £5.1s.9d.; by like commandment to Robert Lyddus for the diet of the said masterless men 59s.6d. and for candle and other necessaries 12s.6d., summa £3.12s.; 1 March by order of court [1 March 1586, Rep.21, f.269b] to Andrew Kyrwyn freemason for his charges in conveying 7 Spaniards to Dunkirk by the council's order out of such money as remains to be employed for press (prest) and diet of masterless men £9.2s.4d.; summa £114.14s.6d.

266. And so due to the city upon this account £35.5s.6d.

267. [f.146v] The account of the chamberlain for horse hire for the Estates of the Low Countries

[Receipts]

2 Oct. received of Henry Ravenscrofte, one of the yeomen of the waterside, which he received of Sir Thomas Hennage knight, treasurer of her majesty's chamber, for the hire of 643 horses taken up by William Goffe, ordinary post for London, to serve the Estates of the Low Countries at their being in London, as by 2 warrants from her majesty's council appears £60, whereof deducted for the charges of the same paid to Sir Thomas Hennage, the clerk of the council and others £4.2s.6d., so rest due to be charged £55.17s.6d.

268. The Discharge [Payments]

To divers innholders, hackneymen and others for the hire of 462 horse to serve the Estates of the Low Countries to and from the court at 16d. for every horse by the day, viz. to Maurice (Morrys) Johnes for 41 horse 54s.8d., widow Roffe for 4 horse 5s.4d., William Hill of Hackney for 4 horse 5s.4d., Edward Porter for 50 horse £3.6s.8d., Lawrence Gorye for 2 horse 2s.8d., Henry Warleye for 22 horse 29s.4d., James Leather for 12 horse 16s., Richard Wyttrans for 66 horse £4.8s., Richard Horne for 12 horse 16s., Davy Wylson 10 horse 13s.4d., Griffith Bennett for 4 horse 5s.4d., Peter Burcheley for [f.147] 26 horse 34s.8d., Edward Mackarys for 15 horse 20s., John Methingham for 46 horse £3.1s.4d., John Nycolls for 3 horse 4s., Robert Wyllett for 7 horse 9s.4d., John Nicholson alias Whiteheade for 4 horse 5s.4d., Thomas Steward for 4 horse 5s.4d., John Wickins for 6 horse 8s., Richard Marlton for 28 horse 37s.4d., Arthur Norton for 6 horse 8s., John Johnson for 3 horse 4s., James Fells for 6 horse 8s., Matthew Chamberlen for 3 horse 4s., Gregory Pattricke for 7 horse 9s.4d., Susan Suckley for 6 horse 8s., Richard Gyll for 3 horse 4s., Andrew Smithe for 7 horse 9s.4d., Roger Banckes for 2 horse 2s.8d., William Whaffourthe for 8 horse 10s.8d., John Chaplyn for 3 horse 4s., Henry Clark for 2 horse 2s.8d., Henry Elkes minister for 4 horse 5s.4d., Richard Flettcher for 2 horse 2s.8d., Henry Lodge for one horse 16d., John Hall for 2 horse 2s.8d., Robert Griffyn for 6 horse 8s., William Ravenscrofte for 9 horse 12s., Robert Cowper for 2 horse 2s.8d., Roger Dekyn for 2 horse 2s.8d., Robert Wheateley for 6 horse 8s., Robert Androwes 3 horse 4s. and Joan (Johan) Jackson widow for 3 horse 4s.; to William Goffe ordinary post for London in part of a more sum by him demanded for horse meat, horse hire and guides for the said Estates as by his bill appears which bill [f.147v] has since been found untrue £4; to Philip Bennett servant to Sir Francis Walsingham for his pains in procuring the council's hands to a warrant for money to be paid for the said horse hire 40s.; summa £36.16s.0d.

269. And so due to the city upon this account £19.1s.6d.

270. And so it is found by the right honourable Sir George Barne knight lord mayor, (fn. 26) Sir Wolstan Dixie knight late lord mayor, Sir Rowland [Hayward], (fn. 27) Sir Lionel Ducket, (fn. 28) Sir Thomas Ramsey knights, Thomas Starky and George Bonde aldermen, John Harbye skinner, Thomas Ware fishmonger, Thomas Wilford merchant taylor and William Store (fn. 29) haberdasher, auditors and surveyors of this account, that the commonalty owes unto this accountant upon the general account, £1,035.1s.3¾d. [cf.254]

And that this accountant owes upon the account of Sir John Philpott, £341.9s.2½d. [cf.257]

Also he owes upon the account of Mr John Carpenter, £24.15s.4d. [cf.260]

Also he owes upon the account of Sir [sic] John Raynewell, £234.5s.8d. [cf.263]

Also he owes upon the account of Finsbury £129.17s.2d. and 4 red roses. (fn. 30)

Also he owes upon the account for the diet for masterless men, £35.5s.6d. [cf.266]

Also he owes upon the account of horse hire for the Estates of the Low Countries £19.1s.6d. [cf.269]

Also he owes unto the commonalty upon the general account 16 peppercorns. [cf.254]

And so it is found by the auditors that the commonalty owes unto this accountant as before is declared, £250.6s.11¼d.

And it is also found that this accountant owes unto the commonalty upon the general account, 16 peppercorns and 4 red roses.

271. At the foot of the page See after the debts at this letter A the foot general of all these accounts which is in the engrossed book of this year, and is to be observed the next year and so forward.

[f.148] More owing to the City

272.a. As 136a, £3.6s.8d.

b. As 136b, £10.0s.0d.

c. As 136c, (fn. 31) [£100.0s.0d.]

d. As 136d, £50.0s.0d.

e. As 136e, £74.8s.5d.

273.a. [f.148v] As 137a, £24.0s.0d.

b. As 137b, £2.0s.0d.

c. As 137c, £25.0s.0d.

d. As 137d, £400.0s.0d.

e. As 137e, £33.6s.8d.

f. As 137f, (fn. 32) £32.0s.0d.

g. As 137g, £27.0s.0d. (fn. 33)

274.a. As 138a, £1,463.0s.10¾d. and 28 peppercorns.

b. As 138b, £10.0s.0d.

c. [f.149] As 138c, £20.0s.0d. (fn. 34)

d. As 138d, £1.10s.0d.

e. As 138e, £25.0s.0d.

f. As 138f, £100.0s.0d.

g. [f.149v] As 138g, (fn. 35) £7.10s.0d.

275.a. As 139a, £200.0s.0d.

b. As 139b, £66.13s.4d.

c. As 139c, £120.0s.0d. (fn. 36)

d. As 139d, £50.0s.0d.

e. As 139e, [f.150] £291.6s.8d. (fn. 37)

f. As 139f, £114.0s.0d. (fn. 38)

276.a. As 140b, £40.0s.0d. (fn. 39)

b. As 140c, (fn. 40) £10.0s.0d.

c. As 140e, (fn. 41) £5.0s.0d.

d. As 140g, £4.0s.0d.

e. As 140j, £5.0s.0d. (fn. 42)

f. As 140 l, £5.0s.0d.

g. As 140m, £20.0s.0d.

h. [f.150v] As 140n, £10.0s.0d.

i. As 140p, £40.0s.0d. (fn. 43)

j. As 140q, £37.0s.0d. (fn. 44)

277.a. As 141b, £300.0s.0d.

b. As 141g, £200.0s.0d.

c. As 141h, £200.0s.0d.

d. As 141i, £200.0s.0d. (fn. 45)

e. As 141k, £300.0s.0d. (fn. 46)

f. As 141 l, £200.0s.0d.

g. As 141m, £88.17s.10d. (fn. 47)

278.a. As 142a, £33.6s.8d. (fn. 48)

b. [f.151] As 142b, (fn. 49) £50.0s.0d. (fn. 50)

c. As 142c, £60.0s.0d. (fn. 51)

d. As 142d, £40.0s.0d. (fn. 52)

e. John Beste cutler for the rest of £20 for the lease of a house in the Old Bailey, £10.0s.0d. [see 156b]

f. The parson and churchwardens of St George in Southwark for the arrearages of rent due for the tenements 'Red Crosse' in Southwark for 4 years ended at Michaelmas 1586, £4.0s.0d.

g. Anthony Percey haberdasher and William Dent butcher for the farm of certain sheds at Broken Wharf and customs of rushes there and other places due for half a year ended at Midsummer 1586, £7.0s.0d. (fn. 53)

h. As 142e.

i. Owing by divers wards for the fifteenth granted towards the purchasing of the queen's letters patent for the office of garbling throughout England (London only excepted) viz. [sums for individual wards as listed in 251], £19.17s.4d.

j. [f.151v] Mr William Albany merchant taylor for his fine for that he refused to be sheriff [9 June 1586, Rep.21, f.305] £200.0s.0d.

279. Plate and jewels remaining in the hands of the now chamberlain As 143 with this addition in a different hand:

[f.152v] Two dozen of silver trenchers parcel gilt with the arms of the city engraven, given by the bequest of the Lady Nycholas deceased, late wife of Sir Ambrose Nycholas late knight and alderman deceased, (fn. 54) weighing 194½ oz.

280. Debts owing by the City

a. There remains for the redeeming of captives by several collections as by the last account and this account appears, £103.11s.1¼d. (fn. 55)

b. As 144b, £600.0s.0d.

c. To divers orphans as appears in the book called the journal kept by John Benson, £6,092.13s.8½d.

d. [f.153] As 144d, 100 marks.

e. To Mr John Barker of Ipswich, Suffolk, esquire, of him received in prest, £102.10s. [see 157d, 239]

f. To Mr Robert Howse one of the sheriffs in consideration that he took upon him the office of shrievalty [14 June 1586, Rep.21, f.306] in the place of Mr William Albany merchant taylor who lately refused the same, [see 278j], £100.0s.0d. [f.153v blank]

281. [f.154] Summa totalis of the charge of the account general and of the several charges of the accounts particular before mentioned in this account and also of the charge of the account of Finsbury, £8,405.0s.5¼d. and 16 peppercorns and 4 red roses.

Summa totalis of the several discharges of all the same several accounts, £8,655.7s.4½d.

And so it is found by the right honourable George Barne lord mayor, Sir Wolstan Dixie knight late lord mayor, Sir Rowland Hayward, Sir Thomas Ramsy knights, Thomas Starkey and George Bonde aldermen, John Harby skinner, Thomas Ware fishmonger, Thomas Wilford merchant taylor and William Stone haberdasher, auditors and surveyors of this account, that the commonalty owes unto this accountant upon the several accounts, £250.6s.11¼d. and 16 peppercorns and 4 red roses. (fn. 56)

Footnotes

1 The company of tallow chandlers had granted Tyler, one of their members, a deputation for life of the right to search under their letters patent. See 76 note 1.
2 Presumably 'The order of my lord mayor, the aldermen and the sheriffs for their meetings and wearing of their apparel throughout the year' of which a first edition had been printed in 1568. An edition printed by Hugh Singleton in 1586 is listed in T. F. Dibdin's Ames. Topographical Antiquities, iv, 1819, 295 but no copy is now known.
3 The Elizabethan book of oaths, written on parchment and with coloured initials, is extant. It was written by Robert Smith who delivered it into the court of aldermen on 28 Sept. 1586 (Rep.21, f.338. And see note 3).
4 The volume of acts of common council and the calendar thereto are not known to survive. They also had been engrossed by Robert Smith and delivered on 28 Sept. 1586. They comprised acts of common council from the time of the charter of 15 May 1341 (which gave power to the mayor, aldermen and commonalty to amend defective customs) to 1584–85, 'with a table also to the same book containing the substance thereof and referring to the same after the manner of an alphabet' (Rep.21, f.338). Smith had already received £30 on account of this collection of acts by order of 29 Sept. 1585 (see 209). It was ordered on 28 Sept. 1586 that he should receive a further £30 for this and the book of oaths, but this payment is not contained in the account for 1585–86. And see 233.
5 Sir Thomas Heneage, keeper of the Tower records.
6 See 7p note. On 3 Oct. 1587 the chamberlain was ordered to take possession of that part of the garner at Queenhithe lately occupied by the company of Grocers (Rep.21, f.472b).
7 See 26g for other references to John Luck's liveries.
8 All fines for refusal to serve as sheriff.
9 Howse and Elkyn served 1586–87, Albany refused 9 June 1586. See 278j, 280f.
10 See 229 note 3.
11 Don Antonio, pretender to the Portuguese throne.
12 Ms mutilated.
13 This parish extended from Bread St. into Cordwainer Ward.
14 The account for the previous year 1584–85.
15 See 16d.
16 See 97 note 4.
17 The committee appointed on 22 Feb. 1586 subsequently reported on the inaccuracy of the measures used by the saltmeters at the waterside and recommended that all bushels of salt called watermeasures should contain 5 pecks or 10 gallons. New bushels were ordered (Rep.21, ff.273b–274, 278).
18 The county gaol for Surrey.
19 The city's prison in Southwark, often known as the Borough compter.
20 Ms mutilated (cf.111)
21 Ms mutilated.
22 'John Shawe clerk of the chamber' written over 'this accountant's clerk', struck through.
23 The first entry under this heading 'To John Alington draper for 20 yards of fine London russet at 15s.4d. the yard £15.6s.8d.' is deleted with a marginal annotation 'quia po. .' [mutilated].
24 See 26g for other references to John Luck's liveries.
25 'John' struck through, 'Marston' inserted in a different hand. The previous account has 'John Marsham'.
26 1586–87.
27 Surname omitted in Ms.
28 Not listed among the auditors in 281.
29 Recte 'Stone' as in 281. Foster, p. 172, lists William Stone haberdasher as a common councilman 1586–88.
30 For the Finsbury account, see p. xxvii.
31 The entry here ends: 'whereof he did assure to the city's use one lease of a messuage near Fleet Bridge which lease is redelivered unto him'.
32 Save that William Dent is here described as 'butcher'.
33 Amount of the debt reduced since the previous year, see 158s. This item is entered on f.149 but the letter A in the margin against it and B against the next item indicate that it should be taken here.
34 The next entry is calendared above, see 273g.
35 Save that Nicholas Willy is described as 'now deceased'.
36 Amount of the debt reduced since the previous year, see 158a.
37 The amount of the debt had been left blank in 1584–85.
38 The period of the debt is now 9 years. The total had been left blank in 1584–85.
39 Amount of the debt reduced since the previous year, see 158n.
40 Save that the debt is here given as in respect of the year ending Michaelmas 1582, not 1583.
41 With the addition that the garden is 'against the Minories without Aldgate'.
42 In 1584–85 the amount of the debt, the figures of which have been altered, is given as £2.8s.0d.
43 Amount of the debt reduced since the previous year, see 158h.
44 Amount of the debt reduced since the previous year, see 158p.
45 This sum had been paid by the debtor, John Lacy, into the chamber on 1 March 1586 and repaid to him on 4 March, see 158f and 251.
46 Amount of the debt reduced since the previous year, see 158 l.
47 Amount of the debt reduced since the previous year, see 158e.
48 Amount of the debt reduced since the previous year, see 158b.
49 With the addition that Hytchcocke's house is 'at Billingsgate'.
50 Amount of the debt reduced since the previous year, see 158r.
51 Amount of the debt reduced since the previous year, see 255c.
52 Amount of the debt reduced since the previous year, see 255d.
53 A lease of the custom of rushes of £14 p.a. had been granted to Percey and Dent 3 Nov. 1584 (Rep.21, f.108. And see 153c).
54 Lord mayor 1575–76.
55 The money held at the close of the previous account was £193.18s.3¼d. (144a) and expenditure shown in this account totals £162.0s.11d. (208). This leaves a balance of only £31.17s.4¼d. but although neither sum is charged in the general account this year the chamberlain received £6.8s.10d., the surplus of a collection the greater part of which was paid direct to certain former captives (Rep.21, f.237), and £65.4s.10d. from the collections at the Easter sermons in 1586 (Rep.21, f.294).
56 Cf.270 in which the list of auditors includes also Sir Lionel Ducket and the peppercorns and roses are shown, correctly, as being due from the chamberlain to the commonalty.