Escheator's Accounts


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'Escheator's Accounts: 1461-2', Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Dean & Chapter of Wells: volume 2 (1914), pp. 91-92. URL: Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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1461–1462.: Accounts of John Lefman, the Escheator, from Michaelmas, 1461, to Michaelmas, 1462.


Palfrey and saddle of Mr. Lewis Rede 2l. 0s. 0d.
Obit of William Carent and Alice his wife 1l. 6s. 8d.
Vacancy of Combe V, by the death of Mr. William Toly 6l. 13s. 4d.
Defect of rent: of 1 acre of arable land, called Scherpace 1s. 8d.


Distribution of oblations and prebends: to 46 persons, from the vacancy of Combe V 3l. 7s. 1d.
portion of deceased 1l. 13s. d.
vicar of the stall 1l. 6s. 8d.
To 40 persons from the palfrey and saddle of Mr. Lewis Rede 2l. 0s. 0d.
To the prior of Bruton, collector of the halftenth for the king, to be paid at the Annunciation of B.M. 5s. 4d.
Distribution of obits: in exequies of William Carent and Alice his wife, at dirige to 46 persons 15s. 4d.
at mass to 46 persons 7s. 8d.
Paid to Thomas Parcyvale, for putting off the fine for the ditch opposite W. Bath's house in Chamberlain St. 1s. 8d.
Repaid to the escheator, in which he had been overcharged for 3 years, because it could not be levied on Tracy and Pegon's houses in Torlane 4s. 0d.