Churchwardens' accounts


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'Churchwardens' accounts: 1508-9', The medieval records of a London City church: St Mary at Hill, 1420-1559 (1905), pp. 265-268. URL: Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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[a.d. 1508–9.

William RocheWardens.
Iohn Russell

Chantry Accounts.

Church Rents.

Quytt Rentes and obyttes of same.]

Paymentes and Reparaciones of the same chirch & Rentes.

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(fn. 1) Item, payd for beryng of iiij torchis when þe kyng was berydl'isviij d
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Item, for ij oblygacions betwixtt [billisdo ?] & þe paryshe for the grett bellel'isviij d
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Item, payd to viij men for beryng of viij torchis on corpus criste dayl'isviij d
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Item, payd to the clarkes that song ij Evynsonges and on mesl'ivsd
Item, for a long poll þat longeth to the cloth of our lady of somsyon [Assumption]l'isvj d
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Item, for watter for the funt on Wytson yeuynl'isj d
Item, for mendyng of a syluer candylstecke with vysel'isviij d
Item, payd to seuyn men that Rong the bellis when the kynges grace whent to Westmyster to be crownnydl'ij sij d
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(fn. 2) Item, for a new surpelis for the parysh' prist, cloth and makyngl'iv siiij d
Item, payd for that was spent at the settyng of ij torchis at Westmystir, geuyn be my ladys grasel'isx d
Item, paid for Ryngyng of sir Iohn plomer is knylll'isviij d
Item, payd to a man that pleyd apon the organs on owre lady day of Somcionl'ij sd
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Item, for skonchis ij quartters and a planke & a benche in the pew next to the polpittl'isxj d
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Item, payd for the mendyng of the vyse of the syluer crosel'isvj d
Item, for mendyng of a key, and bellos of the grett organsl'isv d
Item, payd for makyng of v pewis in ther [houhe ?] wech was afore in iiij pewis, for nayllis vij d, for [ponshos?] viij d, ij carpyndars v days apece vj s viij dl'ivij sxj d
Item, paid vnto Rechard sons wyf for washyng of the sypers cloth and settyng on the garneshe that belongth to the pyxl'isiiij d
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(fn. 3) Item, payd to retayn master grenne for cownsell how to take a axcion for cutyng of owr iij bellisl'ij sviij d
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Item, payd for a peyre of henges weyng iiij l'i & di. for þe Egill, with nayllis that costl'isix d
Item, for makyng clenne of the same howsel'isij d
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(fn. 4) The Casewell Resetes this yere.

ffyrst, R' of Ioh'n resell' of the surplesag of the last yere of his acowynte þat Remaneyd in hes handesl'ixix sij d
R' of Master smarte for the Brekyng of the growynd in the churche for Mr Ioh'n Rodeyl'ixiij siiij d
Item, R' more, for the knyll' for the said prest, of Mr Dokelynges Bellel'ivj sviij d
R' of hary hychekoke at ij tymes for þe Beqwest of Thomae Collenesix l'ixix sviij d
R' of Mr smartt & Mestres hawlehed for the bequest of Mr Ioh'n Rodedyiiij l'isd
R' for the Beryall' of a prest that dyed at abottes In, in the chercheyerdl'iij sd
R' of Ioh'n Pettett for the Beryall' of Wylliam Revell' xiij s iiij d the pytte, vj s viij d the knylle, iij s iiij d the ston, x þat he gaffe to our Baytyllmente. summaj l'ixiij siiij d
R' for the pytt wher as goodeman doklynge lythe R' be his lyfel'ixiij siiij d
R' for the knyll' & pytte of Branke Twattel'ixvj sviij d
R' for the knyll' of the grett Belle for sir Iohn plomer, of his Executouresl'ivj sviij d
R' of my laydy the kynges grandam to our churche xx s, wherof the [smoner ?] hayd viij d, Restl'ixix siiij d
R' of Brankewattes wife that hyre husband beqwest to our churchel'ivj sviij d
R' of Robard Revell' for þe pyte of his doygheterl'iij sd
R' that Master darby promyseyd for Master parson towarde the paveynge of our churchel'ix sd
Summa totallis, xxj l'i viij s x d o.

(fn. 5) Paymentes of the said casewalltes.

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(fn. 6) Clarkes wages, Beme lyt & paskall' lygh't.

R' this yere of the gadyryng of þe clarkes waggesvj l'ij svj d
R' this yer for the beme lytl'ixv sj d
R' this yere for the pasecall' moneyl'ixj svj d
Summa, vij l'i viij s j d.

Paymentes of the same.

fyrst, paid to Ioh'n lowe, the clark, for his yeres wages xxiij s iiij d euery quarteriiij l'ixiij siiij d
Item, paid to william wylld, sexten, for his wages this yereij l'isd
Summa, vj l'i xiij s iiij d.
And so ther Restes clere that is Resseyuyd more then is paid, xiiij s ix d.

[Wax Reckoning. Allowances. Rehearsal.]

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(fn. 7) Memorandum: this is Iohn Alltropes hande, wrytyn by hym for the dysecharge of the said William Roche in presence of the forsaid persones.


1 leaf 294.
2 leaf 294, back.
3 leaf 295.
4 leaf 296, back.
5 leaf 297.
6 leaf 297, back.
7 leaf 299.