Escheator's Accounts
1438-40

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Historical Manuscripts Commission

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1914

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69-72

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'Escheator's Accounts: 1438-40', Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Dean & Chapter of Wells: volume 2 (1914), pp. 69-72. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=67278 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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1438–1439.: Accounts of William Gye, the Escheator, from Michaelmas, 1438, to Michaelmas, 1439.

Receipts.

Oblations of the dead 6s. 1d.
Palfrey and saddle of Mr. William Langbroke 2l. 0s. 0d.
Obits, Christmas term.—Stephen Pempell, dean, and Ralph Tregreggowe, from Moneryslane, by indenture between the vicars and Hanop 13s. 4d.
St. John Baptist term.—Mr. John Orum, 4th year 1l. 0s. 0d.
The procession on the eve of St. Ann, for the soul of Agnes Rabas, paid by the keeper of the fabric out of 5l. received by him as rent of said Agnes sold to Stephen Mersteton by the feoffee, Walter Mone, and others 3s. 8d.
Prebends vacant: Wiveliscombe 40l. 0s. 0d.
Combe XI, by the death of Mr. Henry Abyndon 5l. 6s. 8d.
Luxvile alias Warminster 10l. 13s. 4d.
Many houses ruinous, some let at reduced rent on building leases, some without tenants

Expenses.

Distributed to 40 persons from the palfrey and saddle of Mr. William Langbroke 2l. 0s. 0d.
To 51 persons from the vacancy of Wiveliscombe, by death of Mr. John Bath 24l. 17s. 3d.
portion of deceased 12l. 8s. d.
tenth to the cathedral fabric 2l. 13s. 4d.
To 51 persons from the vacancy of Combe XI 2l. 19s. 6d.
portion of deceased 1l. 10s. d.
tenth to the cathedral fabric 10s. 8d.
To the collectors of the half-tenth for the king 5s. 4d.
The prior of Bruton's receipt attached (seal of arms, a chevron between 3 chalices) for 5s. 4d., and of the keeper of the fabric for 53s. 4d., for repairs to bell-tower and other parts of the cathedral damaged by fire
To 50 persons from the vacancy of Luxvile, by the death of Mr. Henry Penwortham 4l. 17s. 11d.
deceased's portion 2l. 9s. 5d.
to the fabric of the cathedral 1l. 4s. 0d.
to the lady owning churchyard there 1s. 0d.
to the vicar of the stall 2l. 0s. 0d.
Exequies of Bishop Bubwith: to 50 persons at dirige 25s. 0d.
the altarist 6d.
the chorister 6d.
4 chaplains 2s. 0d.
at mass, to 50 persons 1l. 0s. 10d.
altarist 5d.; chorister 5d.
4 chaplains 1s. 8d.
Procession on the eve of St. Ann for the soul of Agnes Rabas: to 42 persons 3s. 6d.
altarist 1d.; chorister 1d.
received from the keeper of the fabric
Exequies of Mr. John Orum: to 42 persons 10s. 6d.
altarist 3d.; chorister 3d.
at mass, to 40 persons 8s. 4d.
altarist 2½d.; chorister d.
Paid Oliver Russel, attorney of the chapter, for suit against John Garden and Henry Martin, troubled by the executor of Prebendary John Urry 4s. 0d.
Expenses to Dogmersfield, on the question between the chapter and the town, viz. on the arrest of vicars in the church 7s. 3d.
expenses of a servant 10d.
hire of horse for 5 days 1s. 8d.
Tolling the bell for Mr. John Orum 4d.
Expenses of vicar to London to consult the bishop, chancellor of England, about the arrest of the vicars during Divine service, with expenses of servant and 2 horses 1l. 9s. 10d.
To Henry Martyn for the half-tenth to the king from the prebend of Lutton 13s. 4d.

1439–1440.: Accounts of William Gye, the Escheator, from Michaelmas, 1439, to Michaelmas, 1440.

Receipts.

Oblations of the dead 6s. 8d.
From the palfrey and saddle of Henry Blakmor 2l. 0s. 0d.
From a silver piece with a cover, weighing 17¼oz., the mortuary of Mr. Richard Thommes, chapter clerk 2l. 6s. 0d.
Prebends vacant: Wormyster, by the death of Mr. William Lambroke 8l. 3s. 0d.
Combe IX, by the death of Mr. Nicholas Burton 5l. 6s. 8d.
Taunton, by the death of Thomas Astill 4l. 0s. 0d.
Compton Episcopi, by the death of Mr. John Herly 30l. 0s. 0d.
Compton Dunden, by the death of Henry Blackmor 17l. 0s. 0d.

Expenses.

Distributed to 38 persons from the palfrey and saddle of Henry Blakmor 1l. 19s. 7d.
To 33 persons from the mortuary of Richard Thommes, chapter clerk 2l. 5s. d.
To 48 persons from the prebend of Wormester 2l. 12s. 0d.
deceased's portion 1l. 6s. d.
Paid the bishop: a fine for 11 tenements vacant 5s. 6d.
close in the park of Westbury, as well for demesne lands as for the said 11 tenements 11s. d.
Pension of the Canons' Barn at Martinmas, 16½ bush, wheat cum cumulis [? in the sheaf, unthreshed], at 18d. the bushel 1l. 4s. 9d.
Cutting 24 loads of fuel 8s. 0d.
For a sheep belonging to the prebend tenants at the mowing of Syndermede 1s. 0d.
To the keeper of the cathedral fabric, for tenth to repairs of the tower 13s. 4d.
To the same, for tenth from Combe IX 10s. 8d.
Also half-tenth to the king's collector 5s. 4d.
To the fabric fund, tenth from Taunton prebend, to repairs of the tower 8s. 0d.
For the procession on the eve of Holy Cross for Roger Yevelton, no receipt, because no opportunity to distrain, although Henry Selwode, brasyeter, is in possession
Paid Oliver Russell, the chapter's attorney, for the suit against J. Carden and H. Martyn, troubled by the executor of Mr. J. Urry, late prebendary of Luxvile 7s. 8d.
Paid John Kente, fine for the court of Heytesbury, for his not attending there every third week, as the lord of the court demands 5s. 0d.