Churchwardens' accounts


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'Churchwardens' accounts: 1500-1', The medieval records of a London City church: St Mary at Hill, 1420-1559 (1905), pp. 239-242. URL: Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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[A.D. 1500–1.]

Wylliam SmartWardens
Gylbert Gentyll'

[Chantry Accounts.]

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(fn. 1) ffirst, paid to donyng, gong fermere, the xxx day of Ianier for fermyng of a sege in george gysborow the clarkes chamber wherin was v tone at ij s the tone Summax s
Item, to Rychard, seruaunte with Ioh'n Wolff, for watchyng with theyme to se the tomys wele fylyd Summaiiij d
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[Church Rents. Payments, Quitrents and Reparations of the same.]

Paymentes for the church'.

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(fn. 2) Item, for a lampe in the quere. Summaj d
Item, for iiij fathwme of lyne for the vyse of þe lampe. Summaj d
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(fn. 3) Item, to Ioh'n how, organmaker, for mendyng & makyng of new bellows for the organs. Summaxv s
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(fn. 4) Item, to bull' the Sexten for a Surples with slevys. Summaij s
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Item, spent on Master Ioh'n, Thomas Wattes, Thomas hunt, Ioh'n derhame, when we aperyd afor the comyssary at Seynt Manguls Summaiiij d

[From MS. B. [leaf 62]

Memorandum: in thys yere above wretyn was the ende of the sowthyle of owre Church' takyn in wher sum tyme was the abbott of Walthams kechyn: to begynne at Ester & ffro that tyme fforward the parych' bene bownde to paye to Waltham, yerly ffor euermore, x s, ffor a quytrent ffor Ever.

A less explicit reference is also found in MS. A.]

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(fn. 5) Item, to Maister Ioh'n for hallowyng of iiij Awbys. Summaiiij d
Item, for settyng vp of the old pewys in the medyll' yle, to a carbenter iij days iij men, & ij days & a halfe ij men Summaviij s
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Item, to bull' the Sexten & Watson for mendyng of the bawdrykes & clappers of the iij belles.
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(fn. 6) Caswelltes in this yere.

ffirst, Receyvyd of Maister Smart for morter that ley in church'eyerd Summaxx d
Item, of the goodman Derhame for the beqwest of his seruaunt Ioh'n gybson, the xvij day of Ianeuer Summavj sviij d
Item, of sir Ioh'n plomer for the grett bell' half a day Ryngyng for his moder Summaiij siiij d
Item, for a peyr of Awngell' wynges & iij dyodyms sold Summaxiiij d
Item, of the goodwyff of the Swane at byllyngesgate for the berying of her husband in the pardon church'yerd Summaij siiij d
Item, of the goodman howtyng for the berying of his chyld in the pardon church'yerd Summaij siiij d
Item, of the goodman collyns for the berying of his dowghter in the church'e Summaxiij siiij d
Item, of a part of bull' the Sextens dewte of the said alice collyns Ryng & here pyte Summaij sviij d
Item, for brekyng of the grownd in the gret church'yerd for a chyld of vj yere old þat dyed at harmams Summavj d
Item, of Robert howtyng for the berying of crompe that dyed within Master Duklyng['s] xiij s iiij d, and for the gret bell' Ryngyng half a day iij s iiij d. Summaxvj sviij d
Item, of Ioh'n Collyns for the berying of his wyff in the churchexiij siiij d
Summa totallis, iij l'i iiij s.
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(fn. 7) Clarkes wages, beame lyt, & pascal lyt.

ffirst, Receyvyd for a hole yere, quartely gaderyd, of the clarkes wages. Summav l'iiij s]v d
Item, Resseyvyd of the bemelyt this yerde. Summaxvj sviij d
Item, Resseyvyd at Estur for pascall' money. Summaxij siiij d
Summa totallis, vj l'i xij s v d.

Paymentes to the clarkes & Sexten.

ffirst, paid to George gysborowe, paryshe clarke, for iij quarteres of a yere wages Summaiij l'ivj sviij d
Item, to lenard, conducte, for xij days in crystmas syngyng & playing at the organs Summaiiij s
Item, to Ioh'n bull', Sexten, for a quarter wages Summax s
Item, Wylliam Wyld for his Reward frome Whytsontyd to Myghelmas for Syngyng in the qwere Summavj sviij d
Item, to harry fysher, clarke, on Seynt Andrews evyn, for vij wekkes seruice Summaxij sviij d
Summa totallis, v l'i.
Rest cler herof xxxij s v d.
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[Obits. Wax Reckoning. Allowances. Rehearsal.]


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