Churchwardens' accounts


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'Churchwardens' accounts: 1518-19', The medieval records of a London City church: St Mary at Hill, 1420-1559 (1905), pp. 300-304. URL: Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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[a.d. 1518–19.

Iohn WoulffWardens.
Thomas Clayton

Obit List. Quitrent List. Chantry Accounts. Church Rents. Quitrents and Payments.]

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(fn. 1) paid to Mestres Sygemond for money that she lent to þe chirche, to be paid at ij fest, þat is, our lady day & Mighelmas. Summav l'i
paid for a basket for the dust of the chirchej dob.
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paid for papur for this boke & the Rentall' bokeij d
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paid to William Bankes for ij days copyng of the stone wall' at the Est end of the greate chircheyerde and plastryng of the walles of the same howses. Summaxvj d
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paid for dyggyng and Rakyng and makyng clene of þe greate chircheyerd, and ffyllyng vpp of Mr Roches howse, to Kyng the porter and Sawndyr henre childes manij sviij d
paid for settyng of hey seed, to a porterij d
paid for makyng of a Ryng and mendyng of the lok of þe cofer in þe quereiij d
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paid for Nayles for the clampis for the baners, and þe henges of the pewe dores & the Ironsij d
paid to Ioh'n fight Ioh'n for makyng of the parclosse abough't the crosse in the greate chirch'yerd:—
first iij quarters of bourdexx d
paid for iiij quarters, the pece ij d. Summaviij d
paid to hym for nayles for the Sameiiij d
paid to hym for a pece for the fframe þat stondith on þe lede for palme sondayviij d
paid to hym for iij days labur & for settyng on of clampis in the chirch' & wourkyng in the chirchyerdij s
paid to Sutton, ffounder, for ij holywatur stoppis; þat he had in metall' xxxiiij ll', the ll' ij d. Summa v s viij d, And in money iij s iiij d. Summaix s
(fn. 2) paid to benet, Mason, & his seruaunt for a day & di. for makyng & mendyng with copyng of the north wall' in the greate chirch'yerd. Summaxx d
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paid to a smyth for hokes & staplis for the iiij Angelles on þe sepulcre and a clape of Iron on the Rood loftevj d
paid to the Smyth for iij clampis of Iron for the pewys before the pulpet, and for naylesx d
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paid for watur on shrofthursday & on Estur Even for þe fountj d
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paid for a quytaunce made to Ioh'n Austhorp and William Meryell' for the dyscharge of the goodes of William proyne and Margrett Noneley which' was bequested to þe chirch' of Seint Mary at hill'iiij d
paid for ther brekefast at þe last Resseyte of þat moneyiiij d
paid to Smart, Carpenter, the ixth day of Maii, for the howse in the North' chircheyerdxl s
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paid for ledder thonges for the stavys of the canape for þe sacramentj d
paid for beryng of viij torches on corpus christi day which' was this yere Midsomer Eve, the torche j d. Summaviij d
paid for a step of stone at þe sowth dore next þe parsonagexij d
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(fn. 3) paid to a Mason & his laborer for ij days labor to make Redy the place for Mr Russelles Tabernacle, þe day xiij d. Summaij sij d
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paid for makyng of a fote of glas in the upper store in the Middyll' Ileiiij d
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paid to Baleham for makyng clene of þe lytell chirch'yerdj d
paid to the Carvar and paynters for a Reward for bryngyng home þe Tabernacle of þe trinite þat Mr Russell' gavexx s
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paid for a bourde for the shop of partrych', boch'erv siiij d
paid for pavyng before the stall' & for gravell' & stonexvj d
paid to Mr Doctor for a clampe of Iron of vj ll' to the Est chirch' gate next þe parsonage, pricevij d
paid to Weston, carpenter, for his labur in pullyng vp the Tabernacle & for oþer labur þat he dyd at ij tymesviij d
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(fn. 4) paid for Brede, wyne and ale set at high' festes in the chirche this yere for the quere, of the whiche Ress' of Mr Doctor iiij s. Restj sv d
paid to Ioh'n Smyth' for makyng of Irons for the Baners stavys in the chircheij s
paid more to a Smythe for a Newe key for þe chest next Seint Katheryn & for ij hokes for our lady & for a barr of iron for the bell' wheleix d
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(fn. 5) The Clarkis wagis and the Bemeligh't.

Ress' this yere of the Gadryng of the clarkes wagisviij l'ixiij s
Ress' of the pascall money this yerexiij sij dob.
Summa of thes parcelles, ix l'i vj s ij d ob.

Paymenttes of the same.

Paid to Ioh'n Snowe, Clerke, for a hole yeris wagisvj l'i
Paid to William wylde, Sexten, for his hole yeris wagisxl s
Paid to Robert Redknap, Condukt, for his tyme beyngxxvj sviij d
Summa of thes paymenttes ix l'i vj s viij d.
The paymenttes excedith þe Resseittes v d ob.

Casuell Resseittes this yere.

Ress' for the Buryall of William huskhamij s
Ress' for the Buryall of Alis Clarkij s
Ress' for the Buryall' of a straunger from the gonnxij d
Ress' for the Buryall of Mr Thorney and for his knyll'xx s
Ress' of Ioh'n Coveney for the hauyng of þe yeres in his howsexl s
Ress' of Sutton, fownder, for xxxiiij ll' of metall' for ij holywatur stoppis, the ll' ij d. Summav sviij d
Summa of the Casuelles, iij l'i x s viij d.

[Wax Reckoning. Allowances. Rehearsal.]

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(fn. 6) Memorandum . . . . vj s ij d that was gadred of dyuers persons for the helpyng of the wages of Robert Redknap, condukte

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(fn. 7) Articles foloyng for the Chirch'e.

(fn. 8) ffirst, that the chirchwardens shall pay for the chest and that it may be in the Revestry for Chesiblis & Tonecles.

(fn. 8) Item, that euery prest shall syng with his ffounders vestementtes. And ther chestes to be at þe awturs Ende next where they syng.

Item, yff ser Thomas Asshbourne will kepe his Chambre, that then he shall haue none of our prestes to ocupy his chambre wherby that our chambris to stond vacant.

(fn. 8) Item, that the howsold stuff þat is in the Revestry shal be sold and the money therof to come to þe chirch' box.

Item, as towchyng the tabernacles, trymmers, is that a wourkman shall se them & he to shew his best advice in it.

(fn. 8) Item, that Mestres Mongeham shal be spoken vnto by Ioh'n Austhorp, Andrew Evynger, with the ij Chirchwardens, for such' money as is in her hondes þat it may come to þe vse of þe chirch'.

(fn. 8) Item, þat the gutters in the North Chirche yerd may be conveyed in the best maner by wourkmen owte of þe chirchyerde.

Item, that the Clerke & Sexten Swepe the chirche and to Cast watur in the Swepyng of it.

Item, that the Clerke in his owne person Reuerently shall distribute the holy wax Candyll'.

Item, that the Clarke or the Sexten sett the greate holy wature stop at the quere dore that the holy wature may be made beffore Matens begynnyth.

(fn. 9) Item, that the money of the Almes box be made Acompt of.

Item, that the Tabernacle þat Mr Russell' gaue shal be Regestrid in the chirch' bokes.

Item, that the lokkes, kayes, glasse and latesses of the New bildynges shal be Regestred in the chirch' bokes.

Item, that þe chest wherin the wrytinges lyeth in the Revestry shal be locked & shitt.


1 leaf 433, back. The Accounts now and for several years following are very beautifully written, apparently in the same handwriting as regards the main body of the Accounts for each year.
2 leaf 434.
3 leaf 434, back.
4 leaf 435.
5 leaf 435, back.
6 leaf 437.
7 leaf 437, back.
8 This item is scratched out.
9 This item is scratched out.