Appendix
Account of the Chamberlain's Clerk, 1535-6

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'Appendix: Account of the Chamberlain's Clerk, 1535-6', Chamber accounts of the sixteenth century: London Record Society, 20 (1984), pp. 105-116. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=64550 Date accessed: 21 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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APPENDICES (Extracts from Chamber Accounts 1)

282. As explained in the Introduction Chamber Accounts 1 consists chiefly of draft and fragmentary accounts, bound in considerable confusion. An attempt has been made to date the material and a tentative guide to the volume, by date, is available in CLRO. Nevertheless, it must be emphasised that, without further research into the internal evidence, a degree of uncertainty attaches to some of the attributions of date between 1562 and 1578, and consequently to a few of the selected extracts and references in these appendices, although it is unlikely that any errors in dating will exceed a year or two.

All folio references are to the sequence of numbers at the foot of the leaves of the manuscript.

A. ACCOUNT OF THE CHAMBERLAIN'S CLERK 1535–36

283. This account for the financial year Michaelmas 27 Henry VIII–Michaelmas 28 Henry VIII (1535–36) is the earliest in Chamber Accounts 1 and contains a number of entries in respect of chantries and obits and the payment of quitrents to monastic houses which do not, of course, appear in the post-Reformation accounts. It is not the city's cash account but a subsidiary account, kept quarterly by Richard Maunsell, 'Mr Chamberlain's clerk and servant', (fn. 1) which would have been one of several preliminary accounts used in compiling the chamberlain's account for that year. It contains a record of certain payments, made in respect not only of the general account but also of the Philipot, Carpenter and Reynwell estates, (fn. 2) and of the monies received by Richard Maunsell to balance his disbursements. Each quarter of the account contained 3 sections. First, a brief, untotalled, list of sums received on the vigil of the quarter day, most of which were rent farms. Second, the very much longer list of payments, which were almost exclusively of a kind which would recur from year to year, such as fees paid to officers and artificers as well as quitrents, annuities, charitable alms and obits; (fn. 3) many were paid quarterly, some half yearly and a few annually. The third section showed the amounts received by Maunsell by way of the receipts of the rent farms listed in the first section, plus money received directly from the chamberlain, plus also, if necessary, an allowance upon his indenture as rent gatherer of the city lands, to make up the total which he is recorded in the second section as having disbursed. The account was examined and annotated by the chamberlain, George Medley, who marked a small number of items 'pd per me' and one, the rent for the prebendal manor of Finsbury, as paid by William Vere, the rent gatherer of the manor, and also supplied some of the sectional totals. It appears to be Medley's hand which supplied the figures to be found in the bottom corner of most of the pages, occasionally preceded by an abbreviation which would seem to stand for probatur [agreed or examined]; these figures give a total for the page, sometimes distinguishing between the amount paid by the chamberlain and Vere and that paid by Maunsell. The total expenditure for the year, whether disbursed by Maunsell, the chamberlain or Vere, viz. £557.16s.1d., is given at the end of the account.

284. The account is calendared in its reconstructed order and not in the sequence of the folios as at present bound. The entries, which in the manuscript are generally single line entries, are grouped in paragraphs. Where there is no natural division the entries on one page have been placed in one paragraph since most pages have the sum of the entries at the foot. Annotations by George Medley, the chamberlain, are given within angle brackets ( ). Nearly all the entries in the original are marked in the left margin with a cross, not reproduced in the calendar, which apparently indicated actual payment or receipt; /// represents a symbol used occasionally in the original when the amount of the fee was not entered; di' ai' is rendered as 'half a year'. Any explanatory footnote is given only on the first occurrence of the relevant item in the account.

285. The beginning of this account, probably including a heading as well as the list of receipts on the vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord, is missing.

286. [f.90] Payments upon the said [Christmas] eve

a. To Mr Roger Chomley recorder for his fee this quarter £20; Mr Medley chamberlain ///; (fn. 4) Robert Southworth (fn. 5) common serjeant £5, margin (by me to Ryc'); Thomas Russheton common clerk £5; Thomas Haies under chamberlain (fn. 6) £5; Walter Smyth swordbearer £3; John Burton common hunt 50s. and for fuel 6s.8d., 56s.8d.; Sebastian Hillary waterbailie 50s.; John Hallyday common cryer 15s.; William Wever carver 15s. and for weighing bread 6s.8d., 21s.8d.; Richard Hoore (fn. 7) 15s.; John Throughgood (fn. 7) 15s.; John Waase (fn. 8) 10s.; Thomas Abbot (fn. 8) 10s.; Christopher Fowke (fn. 8) 10s.; Ric[hard Benet] (fn. 9) serjeant of the market [10s.]; (fn. 9) the renter general ///; (fn. 10) William Broun (fn. 11) 16s.8d. and for writing the indentures of the wardmote 30s., 46s.8d.; William Veer (fn. 12) 25s.; Richard Lambe keeper of Leadenhall ///; William Middelton (fn. 13) for divers businesses 24s.2d.; William Plumpton (fn. 14) 6s.8d.; Thomas Mundy under waterbailie 13s.4d.; Thomas Cosby yeoman of the market 8s.4d.; Thomas Lidiat yeoman of the waterside 6s.8d.; John Murton yeoman there 6s.8d.; Dave Griffyn yeoman there 6s.8d.; Geffrey Aleyn yeoman there 6s.8d.; bottom corner of the page (pd per Ryc' £56.4s.[2d.])

b. [f.90v] To Robert [blank] the swordbearer's servant 6s.8d.; Adrian Burton the common hunt's servant 6s.8d.; Henry Gowle (fn. 15) the common cryer's servant 6s.8d.; Thomas Bullice foreign taker 6s.8d.; John a Wood foreign taker 6s.8d.; William Dumkyn beadle of the beggars 13s.4d.; John Mowse his page 6s.8d.; Thomas Furde his page 6s.8d.; the 6 waits: John (fn. 16) Strachon 20s., John Frith 20s., Thomas Bell 20s., Edmund Dier 20s., Robert Norman 20s., Richard Bacon 20s., £6; sir Joh[n Chu]rch (fn. 17) priest of the library 35s.; (fn. 18) [sir Rich]ard (fn. 17) Harris priest of the same 35s.; (fn. 18) the custos for wine and wax 10s.; (fn. 18) Mr Church tutor to the children 3s.4d.; (fn. 18) for the costs of the children this quarter 22s. 1d.; (fn. 18) Nicholas Man clerk of the chapel 16s.8d.; (fn. 18) Thomas Grove clerk there 6s.8d.; (fn. 18) sir Nicholas Knowlles priest of the charnel 40s.; (fn. 19) sir Edmund Brograve priest there 13s.4d.; (fn. 19) sir John Joye priest at St Swithin's 26s.8d.; (fn. 20) the vicar of Gillingham in Kent 16s.8d.; (fn. 21) the 2 priests at Edmonton (Edelmeton) £3.10s. [cf.15a.]; the parson of St Peter's in Cornhill 20s. [cf.16d.]; the same parson and wardens of the Trinity altar there 25s.; the king for rent farm 25s.; bottom corner of the page (pd per Ryc' £27.5s.5d.)

c. [f.91] To the churchwardens at St Dunstan's in the East 20s. [cf.16g]; the wardens of the Mercers for the Conduit Meadows [cf.16e], margin (pd by me); sir William Carre chantry priest at St Paul's for a quit rent 3s.4d.; Dr Wolman prebendary (prebender) at Finsbury £8.6s.8d., margin (per William Vere); (fn. 22) Henry Lomnour for his annuity half a year £10; (fn. 23) William Palmer for keeping the Moorgate and the posterns (postrons) 6s.8d.; Nicholas Glossop 6s.8d.; (fn. 24) Mr Henry 'Desart' 6s.8d.; (fn. 25) Henry Warwick for the grate at Holborn Bridge 20d.; Ball's widow for Lothbury grate 15d.; William Strile (fn. 26) for the grates at London Wall and Lothbury 3s.4d.; George Giles for keeping Aldersgate (fn. 27) 2s.6d.; William Sewen founder for trimming the conduit cocks 6s.8d.; the same for keeping the great conduit 20d.; Richard Johnson carpenter 5s.; the keeper of the conduit without Cripplegate 20d.; the parson of St Swithin's for Depham's obit (fn. 28) 6s.8d.; my lord mayor for being at the said obit 10s., margin (pd by me); Mr Recorder for like cause 6s.8d., margin (pd by me); the sheriffs for half toll of London Bridge £4; (fn. 29) the churchwardens of St Michael at Quern for Mr John Horwod's obit 6s.8d.; Robert Dynne gentleman for an annuity to him granted by the mayor and aldermen for life for a quarter 10s.; for embroidering (embrotheryng) the waits' sleeves 12s.; to the keeper of the grates at Aldgate and Crossed Friars 20d.; bottom corner of the page (per Ryc' £19.3s.11d.; probatur £29.7s.5d.)

d. [f.91v] Philpott's alms: William Veer, Thomas Grove, Richard Milles, John Freer, Richard Abram, Richard Wright, Richard Claybrok, William Pery, Joan Osbourne, Maud Skif, Anne Lowen, Margaret Walwyn, Margaret Lamyman, to every of them 7s.3d., (£4.14s.3d.); (pd per Ryc' £4.7s.0d.).

e. (Summa totalis pd per Ryc' £107.0s.6d.)

(Summa totalis pd £117.11s.9d.)

287.a. [f.92] Received of my master towards the said payments, first in ready money £25, and that he paid to Thomas Haies £5; of Clemence Rutland £7.10s.; of Peter Starky £8.6s.8d.; of the Steelyard £17.10s.10d.; (fn. 30) summa £63.7s.6d., per me Ricardum Maunsell

b. More towards the said payments, of ready money paid to Mr Common Serjeant £5; of Mistress Bootes £20; of William Middelton 36s.4d.; of the 3 serjeants of the chamber for ale silver with Pope beer brewer and for their pains allowed £13.14s.3d.; of Walter Thomas 50s.; of William Stodard and Robert Lang 20s.; summa £44.0s.7d.

c. Summa totalis received by me Richard Maunsell £107.8s.1d. (Received again 20 March by me George Medley 7s.7d.) (fn. 31)

d. (Total paid £117.11s.9d.)

288. [f.92v] Receipts in the vigil of the Annunciation of Our Lady 27 Henry VIII [1536]

Of Peter Starky for a quarter farm of Blackwell Hall £8.6s.8d.; of Clemence Rutland for the passage of barges £7.10s. [cf.7e]; of William Middelton for weights and measures 28s.8d.; of Walter Thomas for custom of rushes 50s.; of William Stodard and Robert Lang for gauging of fish 20s.; of Alis Johnson for sealing (sealdage) of leather half a year £5; of William Awdwyn for Billingsgate and Queenhithe £3, (margin R' by me).

289 [f.83] Payments upon the said eve of the Annunciation of our Lady

a. To Mr Roger Chomley recorder for this quarter £20, margin (pd by me); Mr George Medley chamberlain ///; Mr Robert Southwell common serjeant £5; Mr Thomas Russheton common clerk £5; Mr Haies £5, margin (pd by me); Walter Smyth swordbearer £3; John Burton common hunt 50s. and for fuel 6s.8d., 56s.8d.; Sebastian Hillary waterbailiff (waterbayly) 50s.; John Halliday common cryer 15s.; William Wever carver 15s. and for weighing bread 6s.8d., 21s.8d.; John Throughgood [15s.]; Richard Hoore 15s.; John Waase serjeant of the chamber 10s.; Thomas Abbot 10s.; Christopher Fouke 10s.; Richard Benet serjeant of the market 10s.; the renter general ///; William Broun 16s.8d.; William Middleton for divers causes 24s.2d.; William Plumpton 6s.8d.; Thomas Munday under waterbailie 13s.4d.; Mathew Penrith yeoman of the market 8s.4d.; William Veer 25s.; Richard Lambe ///, bottom corner of the page (pd £53.7s.6d.; per Ryc' £28.7s.6d.)

b. [f.83v] To Thomas Lidiatt yeoman at the waterside 6s.8d.; John Murton yeoman there 6s.8d.; Dave Griffyn yeoman there 6s.8d.; Geffrey Aleyn yeoman there 6s.8d.; Thomas Bullice foreign taker 6s.8d.; John a Wood foreign taker 6s.8d.; William Yates the swordbearer's servant 6s.8d.; Adrian Burton the common hunt's servant 6s.8d.; Henry Gold the common cryer's servant 6s.8d.; the 6 waits: Richard Strachon, John Frith, Thomas Bell, Edmund Dier, Robert Norman and Richard Bacon, £6; sir John Church priest of the charnel [recte library] (fn. 32) 35s.; sir Richard Harris priest of the same 35s.; the custos for wine and wax 10s.; Mr Church tutor of the children 3s.4d.; the same for costs of the children 21s.2d.; Nicholas Man clerk of the chapel 16s.8d.; Thomas Grove clerk there 6s. 8d.; sir Nicholas Knowlles priest of the charnel 40s.; sir Edmund Brograve priest of the same 13s.4d.; sir John Joye priest at St Swithin's 26s.8d.; the churchwardens of St Dunstan's in the East 20s., bottom corner of the page (probatur £20.7s.10d.)

c. [f.84] To the 2 priests at Edmonton (Edelmeton) £3.10s. and for an obit 20s., £4.10s.; the vicar of Gillingham in Kent 16s.8d.; the parson of St Peter's in Cornhill 20s.; the same parson and churchwardens 25s.; the king for rent farm 25s.; the wardens of the Mercers for the Conduit Meadows 20s., margin (to pay by me); the petty canons of St Paul's for Foliatt's chantry half a year 10s.; (fn. 33) sir William Carry chantry priest at St Paul's 3s.4d.; the prior of Elsing Spital for the highway behind the Guildhall (Yeldhall) 20s., margin (pd by me); the prior of Lewes for quitrent out of Philpott's lands half a year £3.6s.8d.; (fn. 34) the Lady Coke for her annuity half a year £13.6s.8d.; (fn. 35) Mr Williams for half a year £5; [Doctor] (fn. 36) Wolman for Finsbury a quarter £8.6s.8d., interlineated (William Vere must be allowed of this £8.6s.8d. by me in his indenture); William Dumkyn 13s.4d., John Mowse 6s.8d., Thomas Fourd 6s.8d., William Palmer 6s.8d., Nicholas Glossop 6s.8d., Richard Johnson carpenter 5s., Sewen founder for the trimming of the conduit cocks 6s.8d., the same for the great conduit 20d., Mr Henry Patenson 'desart' 6s.8d.; (fn. 37) Henry Warwick for the grates at Holborn Bridge 20d.; Bawle's widow for Lothbury grates 15d.; bottom corner of the page (probatur £44.12s.11d.; per Ryc' £34.6s.3d.)

d. [f.84v] William Stile for the grates at Lothbury 3s.4d.; George Giles for the grates at Aldersgate 2s.6d.; the keeper of the conduit in Aldermanbury half a year 3s.4d.; the keeper of the conduit in Fleet Street half a year 3s.4d.; the keeper of the conduit in Gracechurch (Gracious) Street half a year 3s.4d.; the embroiderer (imbrotherer) for the waits' sleeves 12s.; the keeper of the conduit at Cripplegate a quarter 20d.; Mr Dynne by act of court 10s.; the keeper of the grates at Aldgate and Crossed Friars 16d.; the keeper of the conduit in Cornhill half a year 3s.4d.; How organ maker for the organs at the chapel 12d.; (fn. 38) summa £2.5s.2d.

e. Philpott's alms: William [Veer], (fn. 39) Thomas Grove, Richard Milles, Richard Abram, John Freer, (fn. 40) Richard Wright, Richard Claybrok, William Pery, Joan Osbourne, Maud Skyf, Anne Lewen, Margaret Walwyn, Margaret Lamyman, to every of them 7s.6d., £4.17s.6d.; bottom corner of the page (£7.2s.8d.)

f. [f.85] Reynwell's obits: (fn. 41) my lord mayor 20s.; Mr Recorder 6s.8d.; Mr [blank] alderman of the ward of Dowgate 6s.8d.; Mr [blank] alderman of the ward of Billingsgate 6s.8d.; Mr Bowier alderman of the ward of Aldgate 6s.8d.; Mr Monmothe and Mr Cootes sheriffs 6s.8d.; Mr Crull and Mr Draper bridgemasters 6s.8d.; Mr Chamberlain 13s.4d.; the churchwardens of St Botolph next Billingsgate 13s.4d.; the churchwardens of St Andrew Undershaft 13s.4d.; the churchwardens of All Hallows the Great 13s.4d.; summa £5.13s.4d. (per me).

g. bottom corner of the page (Total £131.4s.3d., whereof pd by me £41 and by Ryc' £90.4s.3d.).

290.a. [f.85v] Received of the Steelyard £17.10s.10d.; of Mr Starky £8.6s.8d.; of Clemence Rutland £7.10s.0d.; summa £33.7s.6d., per me Ricardum Maunsell

b. Received more the last day of March to pay Mr Southworth (fn. 42) and Mr. Russheton £10, per me Ricardum Maunsell

c. Received more by William Middelton 28s.8d.; of Walter Thomas 50s.; of Stodard and Lang 20s.; summa £4.18s.8d., per me Ricardum Maunsell

d. Received of Johnson's widow for the sealage of leather which she owes to me Richard Maunsell £5, per me Ricardum Maunsell; margin 19 day

e. Total £53.6s.2d.

(And pd by me and to be pd with the £8.6s.8d. by Ver, total £41) Received upon the indenture of Christmas quarter and received 19 May 28 [Henry VIII, 1536] for the said payments and allowed to me for that I paid more than I received as appears, summa £36.18s.1d., per me Ricardum Maunsell,

(Summa totalis paid and allowed with the money that is to be paid for the obit, the Mercers, and Elsing Spital £131.4s.3d.).

Margin against these items (per me G M)

291. [f.86] Receipts on the vigil of St John Baptist 28 Henry VIII [1536]

Of William Brothers for half a year's farm of the packership £33.6s.8d., margin (R' by me); of Sir William Sidney for the great beam half a year £25; (fn. 43) of Margaret Bootes for the gaugership (fn. 44) half a year £20, margin (R' by me); of Peter Starky for Blackwell Hall a quarter £8.6s.8d.; of Clemence Rutland for passage of barges a quarter £7.10s.; of William Awdwyn for wharfage at Billingsgate and Queenhithe £3, margin (R' by me); of Walter Thomas for the custom of rushes at Queenhithe 50s.; of William Stodard and Robert Lang for gauging of fish 20s.; of William Middleton for weights and measures 30s.10d.

292. [f.86v blank, f.93] Payments upon the said eve of St John Baptist

a. To Sir Roger Chomley knight, (fn. 45) recorder, for this quarter £20; Mr George Medley chamberlain ///; Mr Robert Southewell common serjeant £5; Mr Russheton town clerk £5; Mr Haies £5, margin (by me pd); Walter Smyth swordbearer [£3 and] for his jornet (jorynet) 20s., £4; John Burton common hunt 50s. and for fuel 6s.8d., 56s.8d.; Sebastian Hillary waterbailie 50s.; John Halliday common crier 15s.; William Wever carver 15s. and for weighing bread 6s.8d., 21s.8d.; John Throughgood 15s.; Thomas Cosby (fn. 46) 15s.; John Waase serjeant of the chamber 10s.; Thomas Abbot 10s.; Christopher Fooke 10s.; Richard Bennet serjeant of the market 10s.; the renter general ///; William Broun 16s.8d.; William Middelton for divers causes 24s.2d.; William Plumpton 6s.8d.; William Veer 25s.; Thomas Mundy under waterbailie 13s.4d.; Mathew Penrith yeoman of the market 8s.4d.; Richard Lambe keeper of Leadenhall ///; bottom corner of the page (£54.7s.6d.)

b. [f.93v] To Thomas Lidiat, John Murton, Dave Griffyn, Geffrey Aleyn, yeomen of the waterside, 26s.8d.; Thomas Bullice foreign taker 6s.8d.; John a Wood foreign taker 6s.8d.; William Gaates the swordbearer's servant 6s.8d.; Adrian Burton the common hunt's servant 6s.8d.; Henry Gold the common crier's servant 6s.8d.; the 6 waits: Richard Strachon, John Firth, Thomas Bell, Edmund Dier, Robert Norman, Richard Bacon, £6; William Dumkyn beadle of the beggars 13s.4d.; John Mowse his page 6s.8d.; Thomas Fourd his page 6s.8d.; Nicholas Glossop 6s.8d.; Mr Henry Patenson 'desart' 6s.8d.; sir John Church priest of the library 35s.; sir Richard Harris priest there 35s.; the custos for wine and wax 10s.; Mr Church tutor of the children 3s.4d.; the costs of the same children 22s.1d.; Nicholas Man clerk of the chapel 16s.8d.; Thomas Grove clerk there 6s.8d.; bottom corner of the page (£17.8s.9d.)

c. [f.94] To sir Nicholas Knowlles priest of the charnel 40s.; sir William [sic] (fn. 47) Brograve priest of the same 13s.4d.; sir John Joye priest at St Swithins 26s.8d.; the vicar of Gillingham in Kent 16s.8d.; the 2 priests at Edmonton (Edelmeton) £3.10s.; the churchwardens of St Dunstan's in the East 20s.; the parson of St Peter's in Cornhill 20s.; the same parson and wardens of the Trinity altar there 25s.; the wardens of the Mercers for the Conduit Meadows (20s.), the same for a quit rent out of the Compter Alley 13s.4d.; the king for rent farm 25s.; sir William Carre chantry priest at St Paul's 3s.4d.; the almoner of Westminster for 2 lb pepper 3s.8d. [cf.16s]; Henry Lomnour for his annuity out of the great beam £10; Doctor Wolman prebendary (prebender) of Finsbury £8.6s.8d., margin (paid by me £5 and by Ryc' £3.6s.8d.); William Palmer for keeping the Moor ditches 6s.8d.; Henry Warwick for the grates at Holborn Bridge 20d.; Ball's widow for keeping Lothbury grates 15d.; William Stile for cleansing the same grates 3s.4d.; Sewen founder for trimming the conduit cocks 6s.8d.; the same for keeping the great conduit 20d.; George Gil[es] (fn. 48) for the grates at Aldersgate 2s.6d.; Richard Joh[nson] (fn. 48) carpenter 5s.; the keeper of the [conduit] (fn. 48) without Cripplegate 20d.; Robert Dynne [servant to] (fn. 48) my lord chancellor 10s.; my lord mayor towards 4 jackets (jakettes) 13s.4d.; the cresset bearers, bagbearers and fillers and for cresset light per bill £7.5s.6d. (by me 46s.8d.), bottom corner of the page (£43.2s.11d.)

d. [f.94v] Philpott's alms: William Veer, Thomas Grove, Richard Abram, Richard Milles, [blank], Richard Wright, Richard Claybrok, William Pery, Joan Osbourne, Maud Skef, Anne Lowen, Margaret Walwyn, Margaret Lamyman, to every of them 7s.7d., summa (£4.18s.7d.)

e. (Summa totalis for this quarter paid £119.17s.9d. whereof is paid by me with the 33s.4d. to pay to the Mercers £14. So rest paid by Richard Mansell £105.17s.9d. and thereof he has received as appears upon the other side £85.15s. and allowed upon the other side £20.2s.9d., summa £105.17s.9d.)

293.a. [f.95] Received of my master the chamberlain towards the said quarter's payments 23 June 28 Henry VIII [1536] in gold, £16.0s.0d.

b. Received by the hands of Mr Starky for Blackwell Hall £8.6s.8d. and of Clemence Rutland £7.10s., summa £15.16s.8d.

c. Received more in white money the said day, £6.6s.8d.

d. More of the Steelyard for a quarter's rent ended at midsummer £17.10s.10d.; and of Sir William Sidney for the great beam half a year £25; summa £42.10s.10d.

e. More of William Middelton 30s.10d.; and of William Stodard and Robert Lang 20s.; summa £2.10s.10d., per me Ricardum Maunsell

f. Summa totalis £83.5s.0d.

More of Walter Thomas, £2.10s.0d.

Summa totalis £85.15s.0d. per me Ricardum Maunsell

(Paid more to Ryc' Manssell 19 August 28 Henry VIII [1536] by indenture allowed to him £20.2s.9d. And quit for this quarter)

(Total paid £119.17s.9d.)

294. [f.95v] Receipts in the vigil of St Michael the Archangel 28 Henry VIII [1536]

Of Peter Starky for a quarter farm of Blackwell Hall £8.6s.8d.; of Clemence Rutland for a quarter farm of the barges £7.10s.; of Walter Thomas for a quarter of the custom of rushes 50s.; of Alis Johnson widow for half a year's farm £5; of William Middelton for weights and measures 18s.; of William Stodard and Robert Lang for gauging of fish 20s.; of William Awdwyn for wharfage at Billingsgate £3, margin (R' by me); of the brewers, tipplers and innholders called ale silver £14.8s.8d.; of the beer brewers 40s.; of the strangers basket makers 26s.8d., margin (R' by me); of oystermen for their signs 2s. margin (R' by me); of Richard Lambe for standing of wools at Leadenhall £20.4s.11d.; of the clerks of the mayor's court for deeds and testaments nil; of the wardens of the Taylors for strangers botchers 13s.4d.; of Mr Crayne for the little beam (fn. 49) 30s. Paid to the 3 serjeants of the chamber 40s. (fn. 50)

295. [f.96] Payments upon the said eve of St Michael anno 28

a. To Sir Roger Chombley recorder for his fee this quarter £20; Mr George Medley chamberlain ///; Mr [blank] (fn. 51) Broke common serjeant £5; Mr Thomas Russheton common clerk £5, margin (and 50s., summa £7.10s.); Mr Thomas Haies £5, margin (pd by me); Walter Smyth swordbearer £3; John Burton common hunt 50s. and for fuel 6s.8d., 56s.8d.; Sebastian Hillary waterbailie 50s.; John Halliday common crier 15s.; William Wever carver 15s. and for weighing of bread 6s.8d., 21s.8d.; John Throughgood carver 15s.; Thomas Cosby carver 15s.; John Waase serjeant of the chamber 10s.; [Thomas Abbot 10s.]; (fn. 52) Christopher Fouke 10s.; Richard Bennet serjeant of the market 10s.; to the renter general ///; William Broun 16s.8d.; William Middleton yeoman of the chamber for divers causes 24s. 2d.; William Plumpton yeoman there 6s.8d.; William Veer 25s.; Richard Lambe ///; Thomas Munday under waterbailie 13s.4d.; Mathew Penrith yeoman of the market 8s.4d.; bottom corner of the page (probatur £55.7s.6d.)

b. [f.96v] To Thomas Lidiat yeoman of the waterside 6s.8d.; John Moreton yeoman there 6s.8d.; Dave Griffyn yeoman there 6s.8d.; Geffrey Aleyn yeoman there 6s.8d.; William Gayttes the swordbearer's servant 6s.8d.; Adrian Burton the common hunt's servant 6s.8d.; Henry Gold the common cryer's servant 6s.8d.; Thomas Bullice foreign taker 6s.8d.; John a Wood foreign taker 6s.8d.; John Busshe mealmeter 26s.; R [blank] Bucer mealmeter (mealmeate) 26s.; William Dumkyn beadle of the beggars 13s.4d., John Mowse his page 6s.8d.; Thomas Fourd his page 6s.8d.; William Wattes for keeping the Moor gate and ditches 6s.8d., [. . . 6s.8d.], (fn. 53) Henry Patenson 'desart' 6s.8d.; the 6 waits: Richard Strachon 20s., Thomas Bell 20s., John Frith 20s., Edmund Dier 20s., Robert Norman 20s., Richard Becon 20s., £6, bottom corner of the page (probatur £13.8s.8d.)

c. [f.87] To sir John Church priest of the library 35s.; sir Richard Harris priest of the same 35s.; the custos for wine and wax 10s.; Mr Church tutor of the children 3s.4d.; the same for the costs of the children 10s.6d., Nicholas Man clerk of the chapel 16s.8d.; Thomas Grove clerk there 6s.8d.; sir Nicholas Knowlles priest of the charnel 40s.; sir Edmund Brograve priest of the same 13s.4d.; sir John Joye priest at St Swithin's 26s.8d.; the vicar of Gillingham in Kent 16s.8d.; the 2 priests at Edmonton (Edelmeton) £3.10s.; the churchwardens of St Dunstan's in the East 20s.; the parson of St Peter's in Cornhill 20s.; the same parson and wardens of the Trinity altar there 25s.; the wardens of the Mercers for the Conduit Meadows ///, (fn. 54) the wardens of St Peter's in Cornhill by Mr Carpen's bequest 33s.; the churchwardens of St Clement's in Eastcheap 12s.; the petty canons of St Paul's for Foliatt's chantry half a year 10s.; the chamberlain of St Paul's for Mr Barton's obit 40s.; the dean and chapter of St Paul's for a quit rent 3s.; the same for certain quit rent 6s.6d.; sir William Carre chantry priest at St Paul's 3s.4d.; the chamberlain of Westminster for 2 several quit rent [cf.129a] 8s.; bottom corner of the page (probatur £23.4s.8d.)

d. [f.87v] To sir John Aleyn knight now mayor towards 4 tuns wine £26.13s.4d. (fn. 55) margin (pd by me); the sheriffs in discharge of the toll of London Bridge half a year £4, left margin (pd by me £4 and by Ryc' £4), right margin (pd by Ryc'); my lady Coke of Gloucester for her annuity half a year £13.6s.8d.; Mr Williams of the king's house half a year £5; Dr Wolman for the prebend of Finsbury £8.6s.8d., margin (pd by William Vere 25 October); the prior of Lewes for quitrent out of Philpott's lands £3.6s.8d.; the prior of Tortington for quit rent 40s. [cf.16a], margin (pd by me); the prior of Hurley for Philpott's obit 13s.4d., (fn. 56) margin (pd by me); the prior of Christchurch in Canterbury 10s.; the king for quit rent out of the compter in the Poultry late to Elsing Spital 22s.8d.; (fn. 57) the king for quitrent out of tenements at St Michael le Quern late to the nunnery at Kilburn 8s.; the abbot of Waltham for 2 several quit rents 46s.8d.; to William Broun mercer for quit rent 33s.4d.; the bridgemasters for quitrent 34s.4d. [cf.16r]; Giles Pollibere for quit rent out of the Rood Alley 10s.; (fn. 58) the vicar of St Lawrence Jewry 5s.; Henry Warwick for the sluice of Holborn Bridge 20d.; Giles Polibere for Aldersgate grates 2s.6d.; William Stile for the grates at London Wall and Lothbury 3s.4d.; Ball's widow for keeping the grates there 15d.; Fowle pewterer for keeping the chains (chynes) in Lombard Street 13s.4d.; the keeper of the grates at Aldgate (2s.8d.); Robert Dynne servant to my lord chancellor 10s., margin (pd by me); the prior of St Mary Spital 10s.; Thomas Barnwell steward of Finsbury 20s.; John Burton for the ground that the bricks is made upon 6s.8d.; bottom corner of the page (probatur £75.8s.1d.) (fn. 59)

e. [f.88] To Mr Broun serjeant at the law (fn. 60) for his fee this year 20s., margin (pd by me); Mr Willoughby serjeant at the law (fn. 61) for his fee 20s., margin (pd by me); Mr Roper attorney in the king's bench 20s., margin (pd by me); Mr Joynour attorney in the common pleas (place) 20s.; John Darnald attorney in the exchequer 20s.; William Martyn of counsel in the Guildhall (yeldhall) (fn. 62) 20s., margin (pd by me); Doctor Trignnell of the arches 20s., margin (to pay by me); the escheator of London for his fee 40s.; Thomas Dockerey proctor (propter) of the arches 13s.4d.; the keeper of the star chamber door 6s.8d.; Thomas Acon plumber 40s.; John Hilmer mason 20s.; (Richard Johnson) carpenter 5s.; William Hawles for Marylebone (Marybourne) 21s.4d.; [ . . . 12s.] (fn. 63) William Sewen founder for trimming the conduit cocks 6s.8d.; the same for keeping the great conduit 20d.; the keeper of the conduit in Cornhill half a year 3s.4d.; the keeper of the conduit at Gracechurch half a year 3s.4d.; the keeper of the standard in Cheap ///, the keeper of the little conduit in Cheap 6s.8d.; the keeper of the conduit in Aldermanbury half a year 3s.4d.; the keeper of the conduit in Cripplegate 20d.; the keeper of the conduit in Fleet Street half a year 3s.4d.; bottom corner of the page (probatur £15.8.4d.) (fn. 64)

f. [f.88v] Philpott's alms: William Veer, Thomas Grove, Richard Milles, Richard Abram, [blank], Richard Wright, Richard Claybrooks, William Pery, Joan Osbourne, Maud Skef, Anne Lowyn, Margaret Walwyn, Margaret Lamyman, to every of them 8s.1d., £5.5s.1d. probatur

g. Summa totalis of all this quarter's payments £189.2s.4d. whereof paid by my master and Veer £44.10s. and to pay in 5 parcels £4.11s.8d. And received more by me Ric[hard] M[aunsel] at divers times of my master and others as appears on the other side, summa £92.17s.6d. Summa per M[aster] Car' £141.19s.2d. And received 20 Dec. 28 Henry VIII [1536] and allowed to me in the indenture of the rents due at Michaelmas last past, summa £47.3s.2d.

Summa totalis £189.2s.4d.

bottom left of page (pd by me £43.10s. and more £68.7s.6d., summa £111.17s.6d.)

bottom right of page (Probatur total £189.2s.4d.)

296a. [f.89] Received of my master the chamberlain 28 Sept. 28 Henry VIII [1536] in gold and money £20, per me Ricardum Maunsell

b. Received money that I received of the Steelyard the said day £17.10s.10d.; of Peter Starky £8.6s.8d.; of Clemence Rutland for the passage of barges £7.10s.; summa £33.7s.6d., per me Ricardum Maunsell

c. Received more in crowns of 5s. 30 Sept. 28 Henry VIII [1536] £10, per me Ricardum Maunsell

d. Received more in ready money 8 Sept. 28 Henry VIII [1536] towards the said payments which was delivered to pay Nelson glazier with, £5, per me Ricardum Maunsell

e. More received of Walter Thomas 50s.; of William Middelton 18s.; of Johnson's widow £5; of the ale silver £12.8s.8d. and the serjeants paid; of Pope beer [brewer] (fn. 65) 40s.; of the merchant taylors 13s.4d.; and William Stodard and Robert Lang 20s.; summa £24.10s.0d., per me Ricardum Maunsell

f. More received 20 Dec. 28 Henry VIII [1536] by allowance upon my indenture as appears by the same and on the other side, summa £47.3s.2d. I say £140.0s.8d. sterling. Summa totalis received and allowed £140.0s.8d.

g. (Summa totalis paid £189.2s.4d.)

297. (probatur Summa totalis paid by these 4 quarters £557.16s.1d. sterling)

Footnotes

1 So described 17 June 1535 (Rep.9, f.112). The description of him a few weeks later (ibid. f.115) as 'clerk of the chamber' can mean no more than a clerk in the chamber. William Brown held the senior office of 'the clerk of the chamber' at this time and received an annual fee out of the chamber. Maunsell's remuneration and tenure of office as clerk and also as rent gatherer of the city lands, which duties he had exercised for the past 7 years, were at the pleasure of the chamberlain (ibid., f.115).
2 The source is not usually given in the text but, where a payment has been identified as issuing out of one of the charitable estates, this is indicated in a note.
3 In the 1560s and 1580s, and very possibly at this date also, most of such payments would be entered in the chamberlain's account in the sections of the general account headed 'Salaries of Priests', 'Rents and Quitrents', 'Inward Fees' and 'Outward Fees', and in the accounts of the charitable estates. None of the payments in Maunsell's account is of a kind to be found in 'Foreign Charge'.
4 On 26 Oct. 1535 the chamberlain was granted during pleasure of the court £10 above the accustomed fee of £20 p.a. (Rep.9, f.133).
5 Recte Southwell.
6 The underchamberlain was the comptroller of the chamber.
7 Serjeant carver.
8 Serjeant of the chamber.
9 Ms mutilated.
10 This office was held by the chamberlain.
11 Clerk of the chamber.
12 Clerk of the works.
13 Yeoman of the chamber and keeper of guildhall.
14 Yeoman of the chamber.
15 'Gold' in later entries.
16 'Richard' in later entries.
17 Ms mutilated.
18 Payable out of the Carpenter estate (Cal. P & M Rolls 1458–1482, x).
19 Payable out of the Reynwell estate (Cal. Wills ii, 577). There was a chapel above the charnel house in St Paul's churchyard (ibid.; Stow i, 329).
20 Payable under the will of Roger de Depham enrolled Feb. 1359 (H.R. 87(20)).
21 Payable out of the Philipot estate (Cal. Wills ii, 275–6).
22 William Vere, clerk of the city's works, was also rent gatherer of Finsbury (Rep.8, f.246b–7).
23 Payable out of the rent received from Sir William Sidney for the great beam, lately restored to the city by Henry VIII and leased to Sidney and Lumnour (R. R. Sharpe, London and the Kingdom, i, 387; Birch, 99–105).
24 On 17 Dec. 1521 Nicholas Glossop, servant of the archbishop of Canterbury, was granted 26s.8d. p.a. (Rep.4, f.107).
25 Henry Patenson 'desart' in later entries, see 289c note 5.
26 'Stile' in later entries.
27 i.e. the grate(s) at Aldersgate, cf.289d.
28 Will of Roger de Depham enrolled Feb. 1359 (H.R. 87(20)).
29 Payable out of the Reynwell estate.
30 Rent payable by the Hanse merchants to the Reynwell estate, see p. xxvi.
31 Maunsell had disbursed only £107.0s.6d., see 286e.
32 cf.286b.
33 Payable out of the Reynwell estate, cf. 132a.
34 Cal. Wills ii, 275–6.
35 A descendant of John Reynwell? He charged his property with an annual payment of 40 marks to his son William and the lawful heirs of his body.
36 Ms mutilated.
37 Henry Patenson was Sir Thomas More's fool. More gave the jester to his father, Sir John More, and after Sir John's death, to the lord mayor and his successors (Correspondence of Sir Thomas More, ed. E. F. Rogers, 1947, 529n).
38 For other references to How, see 301i.
39 Ms mutilated.
40 This name entered by a different hand.
41 Annual payments to city officers and for obits in 3 city churches as specified in the will of John Reynwell (H.R. 207(31)).
42 Recte Southwell.
43 See 286c, note.
44 Of wine and oil, cf. 7j.
45 Not knighted until October of this year (Beaven i, 289); Maunsell's account must have been written up later.
46 Now a serjeant carver, formerly yeoman of the market, see 286a.
47 Recte Edmund? cf. 286b, 289b, 295c.
48 Ms stained.
49 The small beam 'commonly called the silk beam' (Rep.15, f.101 (1562)). William Crane was weigher of raw silk (Rep.9, f.102b).
50 Out of the receipts of ale silver above, see 296e.
51 Robert Broke, elected 11 July 1536.
52 Ms mutilated and a line missing.
53 Ms mutilated and a line missing.
54 The Conduit Meads were acquired from the Mercers by the Crown in 1536, see 16e.
55 See 115b, note.
56 Cal. Wills ii, 275–6.
57 Elsing Spital, otherwise the Hospital of St Mary within Cripplegate, had been suppressed earlier this year under the act of March 1536 for the dissolution of the smaller monasteries (V.C.H. London i, 536).
58 Payable out of the Reynwell estate (cf. 132f, 324c).
59 £73.18s.9d. written above.
60 Humphrey Browne, serjeant at law, was admitted of counsel, 16 June 1523 (Rep.4, f.153b). He became a judge of the common pleas 1542 (E. Foss, Biographia Juridica, 1870).
61 Thomas Willoughby became a judge of the common pleas 1537 (Foss, op.cit.)
62 Martyn, one of the common pleaders (Rep.3, f.213), was to be of counsel towards the chamberlain (28 Oct.1519, Rep.4, f.28).
63 Ms mutilated and a line missing; 12s. is the sum required to make the total correct.
64 £15.5s.0d. written over.
65 Ms mutilated.