Escheator's Accounts
1397-1400

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Historical Manuscripts Commission

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1914

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31-34

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'Escheator's Accounts: 1397-1400', Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Dean & Chapter of Wells: volume 2 (1914), pp. 31-34. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=67264 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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1397–1398: Accounts of Richard Trivithek, the Escheator, from Michaelmas, 1397, to Michaelmas, 1398.

Receipts.

Received, oblation of the Duke of Exeter 3s. 0d.
Ditto of the Lady of Mouhne 6s. 8d.
Ditto of the dead 9s. 8d.
For palfrey and saddle of Mr. Thomas Spert 4l. 3s. 4d.
For the like of Mr. Ralph Berners 2l. 0s. 0d.
Fine of William Janyng for J. Roper's house in Grope Lane 13s. 4d.
Obits of Michaelmas term.—Nicholas Selborne, 4s., being by hand of T. Newman, keeper of the fabric 11s. 0d.
Obits of Christmas term.—Henry Worcestre, nil.
Obits of Lady day term.—W. de Marchia, 12d., not more being found in the pix of St. William
Increased rent: Byestwall, Isabel Truelove's house 6d.
Of Wiveliscombe prebend, vacant by the death of Mr. Thomas Spert 59l. 15s. 0d.
Wedmore II prebend, vacant by the death of Mr. Ralph Berners 4l. 0s. 0d.
Combe XIV prebend, vacant by the death of Mr. John Yarnemothe 6s. 8d.
Ilminster prebend, vacant by the death of William Schepton, abbat of Muchelney, in part payment 3l. 0s. 0d.

Expenses.

Distribution of oblations: To 59 persons from Mr. T. Spert's palfrey and saddle, 44s. 4d.; horse keeper, 2s.; horse and expenses for 9 days, 2s. 3d.
Wedmore I prebend, vacant by the death of Robert Strotton, to 56 persons 11l. 4s. 0d.
To chapter 2l. 0s. 0d.
Harptre prebend, vacant by the death of Hugh Bulneye (deceased's portion 3l. 17s.d., quarter of tenth 4s., ditch and expenses 2s. 8d., vicar's stipend 26s. 8d.) 7l. 12s. 5d.
Wedmore V prebend, vacant by the death of Mr. John Upton, to 59 persons (deceased's portion 25s. 4d., half of tenth, 4s.) 2l. 9s. 2d.
Dinder prebend, vacant by the death of Mr. Michael Sergovoys, to 60 persons (deceased's portion 35s.d.). 3l. 10s. 0d.
Barton prebend, vacant by the death of Mr. William Colwyle, to 58 persons (deceased's portion 2l. 19s. 4d., quarter of tenth 5s. 4d., reading Epistle, and rectory 3s. 4d.) 5l. 16s. 0d.
Ilminster prebend, vacant by the death of William Schepton, abbat of Muchelney, to 59 persons 2l. 4s. 3d.
Escheator's journeys to London, Wiveliscomb, Exeter &c. about the prebend of Wyveliscombe 4l. 12s. 3d.
Expenses about the prebend of Ilminster 13s. 5d.
Welsh board for door in Torlane and carpenter, 2 days with `nonchynch' 2s. 8d.
To escheator 13s. 4d., the more because of his trouble in London about vacant prebends; 7l. 7s.d., distributed at exchequer to 59 persons; wine for auditors, 9¾d.

1399–1400.:Accounts of Roger Mellis, the Escheator, from Michaelmas, 1399, to Michaelmas, 1400.

Receipts.

Received from the pix of St. Andrew 19s. d.
from oblations of the dead 1l. 12s. d.
from Robert de Somerton, vicar of Chew, dean, or crucifer of bishop Ralph Ergum at the time of his body lying unburied in the Palace chapel 2s. 10d.
from the palfrey and saddle of bishop Ergum 7l. 15s. 8d.
from a silken girdle studded with silver, the mortuary of John Garthorp the younger, who died in a canonical house 16s. 0d.
Obits of Michaelmas term.—William Cookham, the first year 1l. 0s. 0d.
Obits of St. John Baptist's term.—One procession on Assumption of B.M., for William Odecombe, third year 5s. 0d.
Obit of same, second year 10s. 0d.
Procession to the image of Holy Cross on the eve of the Exaltation of Holy Cross, for Thomas Lupyate 5s. 0d.
Increase of rent of houses in Torre lane for R. Button's obit (henceforth only 16s. allowed unless by grace of chapter 2l. 3s. 8d.
From Combe IV, vacant by the death of Adam Holme 5l. 6s. 8d.
Eston in Gordano, vacant by the death of John Maunder 14l. 13s. 4d.
Ilminster, vacant by the death of Nicholas Strotton, abbat of Muchelney 2l. 13s. 4d.
Mr. Thomas Barton, for proving the will of preb. of Ilton during vacancy of prebend 3s. 4d.
Distributed to 55 persons from Bishop Ergum's palfrey and saddle 7l. 8s. 11½d.
Distributed to 58 persons from vacancy of Ilton prebend 13l. 10s. 8d.
And for portion of dead, given to the fabric of the church 16l. 7s. 6d.
Obits of Michaelmas term.—Exequies of William Cookham, among 51 persons at dirge, 10s.d., and 2½d. each to the altarist and choristers; at mass 8s. 7d., and 2d. each to the altarist and choristers.

Expenses.

Riding to Eston Gordon twice, for sequestration of prebend, and horse hire 5s. 4d.
Letter of sequestration of the same 1s. 0d.
To the vicar of the stall of Ilton prebend, vacant 1l. 6s. 8d.
Carriage of revenue of Ilton prebend to Wells, twice 3s. 4d.
Scouring a ditch at the rectory of Ilton 1s. 0d.
Fine therefor paid to Comes Somersetensis 1s. 6d.
Fee to the palfredarius of Bishop Ergum 2s. 0d.
Hay, oats and bread for 10 days for the palfrey 3s. 5d.
Halter for same 6d., and to the keeper 1s. 8d. 2s. 2d.
Paid the escheator for trouble in sale of same palfrey and about vacancies 3s. 4d.
Balance, 7l. 15s.d., distributed to 57 persons, and remainder 1s. paid to succeeding escheator.
2l. 6s. 8d. paid to the communar in part payment of 20l. to be repaid by next escheator.
Arrears of Wiveliscomb prebend, vacant by the death of Mr. Thomas Spert 51l. 15s. 0d.
Wedmore I, vacant by the death of Thomas de Sudbury, late dean 40l. 0s. 0d.
house at the corner of the churchyard, for 3½ years 1l. 15s. 0d.
Sutton, vacant by the death of John Huwysh, abbat of Athelney 3l. 0s. 0d.
Ilminster, vacant by the death of Nicholas Stratton, abbat of Muchelney 2l. 13s. 4d.
Eston in Gordano, vacant by the death of John Maunder 14l. 13s. 4d.
Combe IV, vacant by the death of Adam Holme 5l. 6s. 8d.