Churchwardens' accounts
1495-6

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Henry Littlehales (editor)

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1905

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217-220

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'Churchwardens' accounts: 1495-6', The medieval records of a London City church: St Mary at Hill, 1420-1559 (1905), pp. 217-220. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65703 Date accessed: 22 August 2014.


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VI. [Churchwardens' Accounts And Memoranda.

The preceding pages supply the text of MS. A. (1239/1) in full till the year 1495. After that year the system of accounts as given in the MS. becomes very largely a repetition of items already set down. To avoid such a continual reiteration in this edition, the plan adopted from this date, 1495, has been to supply, as before, the complete frame of the yearly records, but to print only such items of the accounts and other matter as are of distinct value. In other words, the aim has been to exclude such matter as would bury the gist of the history beneath a mass of text consisting almost wholly of matter printed continually in the earlier pages. Certain sections, however, as, for instance, the income of the church from casual sources, have been printed in full at all times.

The omission of any matter is shown by the presence of asterisks * * *, or its presence in the MS. is stated between square brackets.]

[a.d. 1495–6.]

(fn. 1) Ioh'n Maschall'Ao ml' cccc iiijxx xvjo.
Ioh'n Russell'

(fn. 2) Here begynneth the Accounte of Ioh'n Russell', beyng chirchwardeyn with Ioh'n Maschall' fro the fest of Myelmasse Ao ml' cccco lxxxxv, vnto Mychelmasse A 1496 et Ao regis xjo.

[The Accounts of the Chantries.]

(fn. 3) Clerkes wages & Bemelith þis yer.

ffrist, Receued be o hole yere of gaderyng of quarterage be quarter of þis yer. Summav l'iix s
Item, Receuyd of the Bemelyth this yere, byside them that wold not pay syn the lyth was take down, and besyde them þat be owyng of this yerxviij s
Summa, vj l'i vij s.

Casualtes this yer.

Item, Receued of Master horn the last day of Ianuar, for the wast of ij tapers that brend at sir Ioh'n Colyns obbite. Summavj d
Item, Receued the Secund day of may for Beryng of William Bedelles child in the pardon chyrch'yerd. Summaij s
Item, Receued at ester for the paschall' money. Summaxj sx d
Item, Receued the ffrist day of September for the beryng of Robard Wileis douters child in the pardon chirchyerd, and for wast of iiij torches that brend at masse, iiij d þe pec. summaiij siiij d
Item, Receued the xxij day of decembyr of the goodwiff proun for brekyng of the ground within þe chirch' for her hosbondes pittexiij siiij d
Summa, xxxj s.
Summa totalis, vij l'i xviij s.

(fn. 4) Paymentes of same.

ffrist, payd to Robard depbenham, pariche clerk, for o yeris wagis ful past at Mielmasse last was. Summaiiij l'ixiij siiij d
Item, payd to William helmes for ij quarteres wages after x s be yer. Summav s
Item, payd to Richard abell' for ij quarteres wages be his hows rent, wiche is viij s be yer, that is, ij s for a quarter. Summaiiij s
Summa, v l'i ij s iiij d.

[Wax Reckoning.

Church Rents.

Reparations.

Vacations.

Obits.

Quitrents.

Payments for the Church.]

* * * * *
(fn. 5) Item, payd for a claspe of yryn & settyng on of a bolt on the neþere ende of the gret wiket vnder the parsonage, and for mendyng of the lokke of the lytill' wyketvj d
Item, payd to the rakar for havyng away of rychis and (fn. 6) rubych'; of remevyng of the pewes when the chyrch' was broke down iiij d, and Richard abell' & elmes for beryng owt, ij dvj d
Item, payd for a prus bast that the laborer fette of me, prisv d
* * * * *
Item, payd to thomas austeyns wiff for waschyng of all' the towelles, auter clothis & schetes of þe chyirch'exj d
Item, payd for new slevyng of vj awbis & for parelyng of iijxv d
Item, payd for vj ellys lokerams to the slevys of þe avbis, at v d ell'ij svj d
Item, payd for makyng of a Rochet of an old avbe for Richard abell'ij d
Item, payd to the laborer of þe masons for makyng of a pentyse ouer the rodeloft, & for iij d nayle thertoiiij d
Item, payd for wyne to the quere on owre lady dayiiij d
Item, payd for ij paxis bowt of Ioh'n lumbard for the autersiiij d
* * * * *
(fn. 7) Item, payd to the carpynter for makyng & dressyng vp of the mennys pewys in seynt Katerys chapell' & in the body of the chyrch', and closyng of the litil chyr[ch]yerd by the abbotes kechen, & settyng vp of the parclos of the qwere, & makyng of a base vnder tabernal'e, for viij days worke & di. at vij dv s
Item, payd for v d nayle, iiij d nayle & iij d to same workeiij siiij d
Item, payd to bull' the mason & his felow & his
laborer j day in makyng of the base of breke vnder the tabernalexix d
* * * * *
Item, payd to Symon dawber for whittyng of the chyrch', v daysiij s
* * * * *
Item, payd to ij dawberes for makyng of the skaffold afore þe tabernacl'e xij d, & for x d nayle & vj d nayle therto. d. Summaxiiij d
Item, payd to the kervar that sett vp the ymage & the worke of the tabernacl'ev sj d
Item, payd for spryg braket, ij d nayle, iij d nayle & v d nayle to samev d
Item, payd for ij clampys of yryn, j tynnyd, þat hold the tabernal'evj d
Item, payd for xij l'i led to yete the clampys in the wall'vj d
* * * * *
(fn. 8) Item, payd for di. c bundell's reed to close þe wyndows above, & þe fecchyngviij d
Item, payd for roddes & lathis to bynd þe red j d, and for makyng, viij d. Summaix d
Item, payd for skowryng of the gret candilstykkes ageyn cristmasseviij d
Item, payd to the raker, his iij quarter wages, vj d, & for havyng awey of rotyn mattes and other Robbych' ageyn cristmasseviij d
Item, payd to thomas Mundys, chyrchwarden of seynt botolfes, wyche he stoppyth in his hondes in party payment that is owyng hym for nayll', the quitrent that belongyth to owre chyrch. Summaij svj d
* * * * *
Item, payd to the smyth for makyng schortter of the corteyn rodd above the tabernacle iiij d, and for newe lyne to draw þe cloþevj d
* * * * *

[The two Allowances for Potation Money and Writing the Accounts. The Rehearsal and List of Debts.]

Footnotes

1 leaf 125.
2 leaf 125, back.
3 leaf 128, back.
4 leaf 129.
5 leaf 130, back.
6 MS. 'and and.'
7 leaf 131.
8 leaf 131, back.