Escheator's Accounts
1423-5

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Historical Manuscripts Commission

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1914

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62-64

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'Escheator's Accounts: 1423-5', Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Dean & Chapter of Wells: volume 2 (1914), pp. 62-64. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=67273 Date accessed: 29 November 2014.


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1423–1424.: Accounts of William Hooper, the Escheator, from Michaelmas, 1423, to Michaelmas, 1424.

Receipts.

Oblation of the bishop 1s. 8d.
of the dead 6s. d.
of Dean Stafford 3s. 4d.
Palfrey and saddle of Mr. Thomas Frome 40s. 0d.
Obit, Lady Day term.—John Manston 26s. 8d.
Prebends.—Wedmore I, vacant by the death of Mr. Walter Medeford 40l. 0s. 0d.
Wedmore II, vacant by the death of John Elys 5l. 0s. 0d.
Wight Lakyngton, vacant by the death of Mr. Simon de Gamstede 13l. 13s. 4d.
Combe V, vacant by the death of Mr. Thomas Frome 5l. 6s. 8d.
Defect of rent.—Houses of Gabriel 5s., reduced from 21s. to 16s., being totally ruinous, during life of William More, his wife and 2 sons, on repairing lease
houses of Nich. Taillour in Tor-lane on repairing lease, 2s. instead of 12s., for life of Robert Burgh, vicar
houses of Ralph Canon, 20s., on repairing lease for 10 years, to Mr. John Cole for no rent

Expenses.

Paid to 51 persons from Wedmore I prebend 26l. 9s. d.
portion of deceased 13l. 6s. 8d.
Thomas, servant of Mr. John Hody, for receipt of the prior of Shene 2s. 6d.
52 persons from Wedmore II prebend 52s. 0d.
portion of deceased 1l. 6s. 8d.
and to the vicar serving the stall 1l. 0s. 0d.
43 persons from the palfrey and saddle of Mr. Thomas Frome 1l. 19s. 5d.
Expenses of Mr. John Cole and John Smith riding to Depford, Wilts, to arrange a dispute between a gentleman and our tenant, John Kent 5s. 6d.
Expenses of riding to Wyght Lakyngton, to get the obligation from Sir Thomas Beauchamp, knt., about the vacancy of the prebend there 4s. 4d.

1424–1425.: Accounts of John Knocston, the Escheator, from Michaelmas, 1424, to Michaelmas, 1425.

Receipts.

Bishop's oblation 6s. 8d.
of the dead 24s. 8d.
of late Dean Stafford 20d.
Bishop of Winton 6s. 8d.
Bishop Thomas Polton 3s. 4d.
Umfry, Duke of Gloucester 6s. 8d.
The palfrey and saddle of the late Bishop Bubwith 4l. 13s. 4d.
The palfrey and saddle of John Knight 2l. 0s. 0d.
Prebends.—White Lackington, vacant by the death of Simon de Gamstede 13l. 13s. 4d.
Combe V, vacant by the death of Mr. Thomas Frome 6l. 13s. 4d.
Sutton, vacant by the death of John Brygge, abbat of Athelney 2l. 13s. 4d.
Boclond, vacant by the death of John Knyght 9l. 6s. 8d.
The two last by special composition.

Payments.

To 47 persons from the vacancy of White Lackington prebend 7l. 2s. 11½d.
deceased's portion 8l. 11s. d.
vicar serving the stall 1l. 6s. 8d.
vicar of White Lackington for pension 1l. 6s. 8d.
To 47 persons from the vacancy of Combe V. 3l. 6s. 7d.
deceased's portion 1l. 13s. d.
vicar of the stall 1l. 6s. 8d.
half-tenth to king 5s. 4d.
To 54 persons from the vacancy of Long Sutton 2l. 11s. 9d.
To 46 persons from the palfrey and saddle of Bishop Bubwith 3l. 18s. 7d.
to the palfrey keeper 2s. 0d.
expenses of the palfrey in hay, oats, &c. for 23 days 11s. 9d.
To 50 persons from John Knyght's palfrey and saddle 1l. 19s. 7d.
By shortness of weight of Mr. Thomas Polton's offering 1s. 2d.