Accounts
March 1536 - March 1538

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J. V. Kitto (editor)

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1901

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44-57

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'Accounts: March 1536 - March 1538', St Martin-in-the-Fields: The accounts of the churchwardens, 1525-1603 (1901), pp. 44-57. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81879 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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March 1536 - March 1538

The accompte of vs Thomas wood ande William whasshe wardens of/ the p'isshe of Sancte Martens in the felde by charingcrose in the/ Countie of myddelsex electe ande chosen by the consent will and/ agrement of the Hoole body of the same p'isshe to contenew as War/dens from the feaste of the An'unciacion of our Lady in the xxvijti/ yere of the Raigne of our soueraigne Lorde King Henry the eight/ Vnto the same feaste of our Lady in the xxixt yere of our saide sou'ai/ gne Lordes Raigne, that is to wett by the space of two Hoole/ yeres complete as here after insuethe. (fn. 1)

The Receyttis for the Buryalles obettes ande knelles for the firste yere of this Accompte.

ffirste the saide Accomptantes do charge them Selfes wth the some of vijli xijs vijd ob' Whiche they Receyved out of the box at ther first enteringvijli xijs vijd ob'
It'm Receyved the xxviijth Day of maye for smale Lights at the berying of William formaniiijd
It'm Receyved the xxixth Day of may for Smale Lights at the berying of goodman Carrelles Childeijd
It'm Receyved the xxxth Day of may for smale Lights at the berying of Joh'n Goldingiiijd
It'm Receyved the ijde Day of June for smale Lights at the berying of Joh'n Wilsonviijd
It'm Receyved the iiijth Daye of June for the monthes mynde of Maistres Hayle for great Lights ande Torchesiiijs
It'm Receyved the first Daye of Julye for great Lights ande Torches at the monthes mynde of cristian Tuppiijs
It'm Receyved the vth Daye of Julye for smale Lights at the berying of a Poore manijd
It'm Receyved the xth Day of Julye for great Lights at the bering of iij childryne of the goodman Kelkesijs
It'm Recuyved the xjth day of Julye for smale Lights at the berying of Edwarde Myllnerijd
S'm pagine—viijli iijs vd ob'

Receptes

It'm Receyued the xvjth Day of Auguste for the yeres mynde of mr Clarkiiijs
It'm Receyved the xviijth Day of Auguste for the yere mynde of maister Wentiiijs
It'm Receyved the first Day of Septembre for great Lights ande Torchis at the berying of Thomas Cokfeldevs
It'm Receyved of Harman gararson the vth Daye of September for great Lights ande Torches at his beryingiiijs
It'm Receyued the xth Day of September for smale lights at the burying of father Robartiiijd
It'm Receyved the xxixth Day of Septemb'r for great Lights at the monthes mynde of Thomas Cokfeldeiiijs
It'm Receyved the xxxth Day of August for the grave of Thomas Cokfelde Lying in the churchevjs viijd
It'm Received the same xxxth Day of August for smale Lights at the buring of oone of cokkes childrynijd
It'm Receyved the ijde Daye of October for smale Lights at the berying of goldeherst Dought'iiijd
It'm Receyved the iiijth Day of October for the smale Lights at the berying of John Reasonijd
It'm Receyved the xvjth Day of October for great lights grave knelle & Torches of John Lessing at his beryingxjs viijd
It'm Receyved the xviijth Day of October for great lights at the monthes mynde of Robart Arnoldeiiijs
It'm Receyved the xiijth Day of nouember for great lights and torches at the monthes mynde of John Lessingiiijs
It'm Receyved the xiiijth Day of nouemb'r for smale lights at the berying of father bircheviijd
It'm Receved the xvijth Day of Nouembre for smale lights at the ber'ing of Annes goldeijd
It'm Receyued the xviijth Day of Nouembre for smale lights at the berying of maister Rippleys maydeiiijd
It'm Receved the iiijth. Day of Januarye for great lights at the berying of goodman Mayiiijs
S'm pagine—liijs vjd

Receptes

It'm Receyued the xxvth Day of January for the lights at the berying of Thomas Wood childeviijd
It'm Receyued the xxviijth Day of January for the smale lights at the berying of maister Rippleys maydeiiijd
It'm Receyued the ijde Day of ffebruary for the great lights at the yeres mynde of Maister Norriceiiijs
It'm Receyved the iijde Day of ffebruary for the great lights at the monthis mynde of Mayeiiijs
It'm Receyved the xijth Daye of ffebruary for the great lights at the yere mynde of Richarde Whassheiiijs
S'm Pagine—xiijs
S'm tolis of alle the Buriales (fn. 2) obbittes ande knelles for this first yere Receyuedxjli ixs xjd ob'

The Receyttis for the Buryalles obbittes and knelles the secunde yere of this accompt as here after insueth.

In p'mis Receyued the first Day of May for the smale Lights at the berying of a s'u'nt of goodman Arnoldes of sanct Jaymes (fn. 3) ijd
It'm Receyved the seconde Day of may for the smale Lights at the berying of oone of Maister Rippleys s'u'ntijd
It'm Receyved the vth Day of maye for the great lights at the berying of Henry that Dyed at maxstonsijs
It'm receyued the xjth Daye of may for the smale lights at the yeres mynde of humffraye Cokeiiijd
It'm Receyued the xijth Day of maye for certain lights at the berying of Ouerryexxd
S'm pagine—iiijs iiijd

Receptes

It'm Receyued the xxiijth Day of may for great Lights and torches at the yeres mynde of Maistres Haylesiiijs
It'm Receyued the xxvth Day of may for the great Lights ande torchis at the burying of goodwife tyler with hir monthes myndexvs viijd
It'm Receyued the xth Day of Aprill for great Lights at the burying of yong hayle his grave and knellexjs viijd
It'm Receyued the xvth Day of Aprill for the knelle of maister stokwod xijd It'm for his grave Lying in the churche vjs viijd intoo (fn. 4) vijs viijd
It'm Receyued the xxvth Day of Aprill for great lights at the berying of Thomas Martens wife wth hir pitt and knellexvs viijd
It'm Receyved the xth Day of June for smale Lights at the berying of brownes childeviijd
It'm Receyved the xijth Day of June for the smale Lights at the berying of Masonviijd
It'm receyued the xvjth Day of June for the great lights at the monthes mynde of maister stokwoodiiijs
It'm Receyued the xxth Day of June for the smale Lights at the burying of Maister stowes maniiijd
It'm Receyuede the xxiiijth Day of June for smale lights at the burying of Maister Russells maydeiiijd
It'm receyued the xvth Day of Julye for great lights and torches at the berying of iiij childryne of goodman Whasshe and s'u'ntsiiijs viijd
It'm Receyved the xvjth Day of Julye for the great Lights knells ande monthes mynde of Jhon martenxvs viijd
It'm Receyued the xxth Day of Julye for the great lights and torches at the yeres mynde of maister Wentiiijs
It'm Receyved the xxjth Day of July for smale lights at the berying of Jhon Mylleriiijd
It'm Receyved the xxijth Daye of Julye for the lights at the berying of Jhon Legattiiijd
It'm Receyued the xxvth Day of Julye for the smale Lights at the berying of a s'u'nt of Henry Roymansiiijd
It'm Receved the xxxth Day of Julye for the berying of Brownes childeiiijd
S'm pagine—iiijli vjs iiijd

Receptes

It'm Receyued the xxth Day of august for the smale Lights for the berying of a s'u'nt of the bokelmakersijd
It'm Receyued the xxjth Day of august for the smale Lights at the berying of Henry Revills childeiiijd
It'm Receyved of Maister Anthony Denny for our acre of Landevjli xiijs iiijd
It'm Receyued the xxijth Day of August for the smale Lights at the berying of Jhon mylleriiijd
It'm Receyued the xxvth Day of august for the smale Lights at the bery ing of Lessing sru'ntiiijd
It'm Receyued the xxvjth Day of August for the same Lights at the berying of oone of maister Remans (fn. 5) sru'ntiiijd
It'm Receyued the xxvijth Day of August for smale Lights at the berying of a Childe of Brownes the smytheiiijd
It'm Receyued the xxixth Day of August for the smale Lights at the berying of the bokelmakers childeijd
It'm Receyued the ijde Day of Septemb'r for the great Lights at the berying of the gonner (fn. 6) ijs
It'm Receyued the viijth Day of Septembre for the smale lights at the berying of Vnderrell childe in Durham place (fn. 7) iiijd
It'm Receyued the xxiiijth Day of Septembre for smale Lights at the berying of goldherst sonviijd
It'm Receyued the iiijth Day of October for the smale Lights at the bering of Brownes su'ntiiijd
It'm Receyued the xijth Day of October for great Lights ande Torches at the yeres mynde of henry Wentiiijs
It'm Rec' the same Day for the berying of Wyars sru'ntiiijd
It'm Receyued the xiijth Day of October for the smale Lights at the berying of Lessing sru'ntiiijd
It'm Receyued the xvth Day of October for the smale Lights at the berying of one of mighell sadler sru'ntesvjd
It'm Receyued the xxviijth Day of October for the berying of a poor manviijd
It'm Receyued the xxixth Day of October for the smale Lights at the berying of Dowse childryniiijd
S'm pagine—vijli iiijs xd

Receptes

It'm Receyued the xxxth Day of October for the smale Lights at the burying of Maister Roussells sru'ntiiijd
It'm Receyued the iiijth Day of Nouember for the smale Lights at the burying of a childe of Wilsonsviijd
It'm Receyued the vjth Day of nouember for the berying of Jhon gloveriiijd
It'm Receyued the same Day for the smale Lights at the berying of maistres stokwood maydeviijd
It'm Receyved the vijth Daye of nouember for the smale Lights at the berying of oone of Dowse childryneijd
It'm Receyued the same Daye for the smale Lights at the berying of oone of goldsmythe sru'ntesiiijd
It'm Receyued the ixth Day of nouember for the berying of maistres stokwood s'u'ntviijd
It'm Receyued the xijth Day of nouemb'r for great lights & Torches at the berying of oone of maistres stokwoodes sru'ntesiiijs
It'm Receyued the same xijth Day for smale Lights at the berying of oone of maistres stokwood s'u'ntesviijd.
It'm Receyued the xiijth Day of nouember for great Lights at the yeres mynde of Arnoldeiiijs
It'm Rec' for the beryall of Ambrosse Childe the same Dayiiijd
It'm Receyued the xviijth Day of nouemb'r for great lights at the berying of bowrroiiijs
It'm Receyued the first Day of December for the berying of John Clevleyviijd
It'm Receyued the ijde Day of December for the berying of Raignolds chyldeiiijd
It'm Receyued the xvijth Day of December for smale lights at the mounthes mynde of Thomas borrowviijd
It'm Receyued the xvth Day of January fr the beryall of Surgyniiijd
It'm Rec' the xvijth Day of January for the bering of Vnderrells wif that is to wete for Lights pitt ande knellxjs viijd
It'm Receyved the first Day of ffebruary for the great Lights ande Torches at the burying of Edwarde Whasshe with his knellvs
It'm Receivede the vijth Day of marche for the great lights at the yeres mynde of Richarde Whassheiiijs
S'm pagine—xxxviijs xd
S'm tolis of the buryalles (fn. 8) Obittes and knelles for the ijde yere of this accomptxiijli xiiijs iiijd

Receptes

S'm tolis or all the Receyttis for the Buryalles obittes and knelles for this two yeresxxvli iiijs iijd ob'

The Gatheryng at the quarters dayes for the first yere of this accompte with the money gatherd on good friday/ paschall money/, And for the sepultor Light with money gatherid at hock= tewsday/ As more Planely here after followeth in p'ticuler p'cells/

Our Lady Quarter

In p'mys Receyued and gatherid of the p'isshon's on palme sondayxiiijs
It'm Receyued and gathered for the paschall Lightxiijs iiijd
It'm Receyued and gathered oon hocktewsdayijs vjd
It'm Receyued ande gatherid for the pevesvjs ijd

Medsomer Quarter

It'm Receyued and gatherid for the Clarks Wagesxs
It'm Receyued and gatheride in the Churche for pevesvjs vjd
S'm pagine—lijs vjd

Receptes

Mighellmas Quarter

It'm Receyued and gatherid in the Churche for peves for the p'isshon'svjs iiijd
It'm Receyved and gatherid for the clarkes wagesxs iiijd

Crystmas Quarter

It'm Receyued and gathered in the churche for peves for the p'isshon'svjs iiijd
It'm Receyued for the Clarkes wages this quarterxs iiijd
S'm Tolis Receyued and gatherd for this iiij quarters of the first yereiiijli vs xd

The Gathering at the quarters dayes for the ijde yere of/ this accompt with money Gatherid on good friday/ paschall money And money gatherid for the sepultor/ Light and Hocktemsday as morc playnely here aft'/ followeth in p'ticular p'cells—

Our Lady Quarter

In p'mys Receyued and gatherid on palme sonday for the Sepultur Lightxs
It'm Receyued and gatherid for the paschall money at Esterxiiijs
It'm Receyued and gatherid for the Clarkes wagesixs
It'm Receyued and gatherid in the churche for the pevesiiijs viijd
S'm pagine—xxxvijs viijd

Receptes

Midsomer Quarter

It'm Receyued and gatherid in the churche for peves for the p'isshon'svs vjd
It'm Receyued and gatherid in the churche for the clarkes wagesixs

Mighellmas Quarter

It'm Receyued and gatherid in the Churche for the pevesvjs
It'm Receyued and gatherid in the churche for the Clarkes wagesixs vjd

Crystmas Quarter

It'm Receyued and gatherid for the peves in the churche this q'rt'vjs
It'm Receyued and gatherid in the churche for the Clarkes wagesxs

S'm pagine—xlvjs

S'm Tolis Receyued and gatherid for this iiijq'rt' of the secunde yereiiijli iijs. viijd
S'm tolis of this ij yeres Receptes for gatheringesviijli ixs. vjd
S'm To'llis of all and Singler money Receyued by the said mardens for this two yeres accompt endid at the An'unciacion of our Lady in ye xxixti yere of the Raigne of King Henry/ the viijthxxxiijli xiijs ixd

Wherof

The saide accomptantes aske allowaunce for diuerse Charges by them payd and layd out of and for the Churche vse in the first yere of this accompt as here after followth.

Paymentes

In P'mys payde to the Clarke for his q'rt' wages dew at Esterxvs
It'm payde to the sexten of the churche for his q'rt' wagesxijd
It'm payde for brede ande chese whan Russell gave vp his accompteijs iiijd
It'm Paid to the sextene for the wasshing ande scowring of certan basings (fn. 9) ande ornamentes belonging to the churchevjs iijd
It'm for the watching of the sepultor payd to the sextenijs
It'm Paid for pynnes and poynte for the sepulcreijd
It'm payde for lampe Oyle for the Churche.iiijd ob'
It'm payde for frangkynsens for the churche aganst Esteriiijd ob'
It'm payde to the Organ player this moneyth of Aprill.xijd
It'm Payd for oone Sack of Coolys aganst Ester.vd
It'm payd to the p'ishe Clarke for his wages dew at mydsomerxvs
It'm payde to the sextene for his q'rt' wagesxijd
It'm payde for byrche aganst mydsomerijd
It'm payde for a bell Roope for the Churche weing vj lb'xijd
It'm Paide to John Clark for his wages dew at mighelmasxvs
It'm payde to the sextene for his wages dew at the same tymexijd
It'm payde for wasshing of the Churche clothes aganst hallontydexviijd
It'm payde to the Clarke for his wages dew at cristmasxvs
It'm Paide to the sextene for his wagesxijd
It'm payde for a bell rope weing vij lb' at ijd the lb'xiiijd
It'm Payd for ij lb' of white Candelsijd ob'
It'm payde for frangkingsens for the Churcheiiijd ob'
It'm payd for lampe oyle for the Churcheiiijd ob'
It'm payde for the mending of the gutter of lede in the Churcheijs vijd
It'm payde for the mending of the bell wheles nayles & clamps of Ironiijs

S'm pagine—iiijli vijs iiijd ob'.

Paymentes

It'm paid for the wasshing of the churche Clothes aganst the High and solleme feast of cristmasijs ijd
It'm payde for hollye ande Ive aganst x'pimasijd
It'm payde for a bell clapper to the smytheiiijs vjd
It'm payde for Lessings ston (fn. 10) and Thom's cokfeld and for the paving in the churcheiijs
It'm payde for vj lb' of p'isshe candells aganst x'pmasvijd ob'
S'm pagine—xs vd ob'
S'm Tolis of all this first yeres paymentisiiijli xvijs xd

Charges paid and Laide out of and for the Churche vse in the seconde yere of this Accompt Wherof we the forsaid wardens do are allowaunce for as more p'ticulerly inseweth

Paymentes

In p'mys payd to the Clark for his q'rt' wages dew at or Lady dayxvs
It'm payde to sextene for his wages dew at the same dayxijd
It'm payde to the wax chaundeler for iiij Torches weing iiijxxxjlb'xxxs iiijd
It'm payde for the wast of v lb' iij q'rt' of wax wastid and spent about the sepulcre aft (sic) at Esteriijs ixd
It'm payd for the makying of the sepulcre Lightijs vjd
It'm paid for a paschall weing vij lb' of wax wth a Cresit (fn. 11) wast & makingijs ijd
It'm payde for oone pound of wax for a Tap' for the fountviijd
It'm payde for a nother tap' weing j lb' of waxviijd
It'm paide for ij lb' of wax for tap's for the sepulcrexvjd
It'm payde for ij tap's for the Rood loft weing ij lb'xvjd
It'm payd for the Dressing of the torches at mydsomerxvjd
It'm payde for the making of iiij great tap'sviijd
It'm paid for the wasshing and scowring the church orname'tesvjs ijd
It'm payd for the watching of the sepulcreijs
It'm payde for a sack of colys at Estervd
It'm payde for pynnes and poyntes for the sepulcreijd
It'm payd for frangkynsesiiijd ob'
It'm payd for Lampe Oyleiiijd ob'
It'm paide to haryson for ij bell clappersvijs
It'm paide to John myller ffor Iren werkevs

S'm pagine—iiijli ijs iiijd

Paymentes.

It'm paide for the bering of a Chest vp into the stepilliiijd
It'm payde to the Organ player for trymyng of the Organsxijd
It'm payd for a bell roope weing x lb'. d'xxjd
It'm payde for iij payre of crewytes (fn. 12) ande the mendyng of the paschall basyn (fn. 13) to a pewtererxxd
It'm paid for iij peves bought at stretforde abbay (fn. 14) vs
It'm payed to a Carpenter and his fellow for the setting vp of the said pevesiiijs
It'm payd for two quarters for the said pevesiiijd
It'm paide for nayles for the same pevesvjd
It'm payd for bordes for the same pevesxviijd
It'm paid for specknall (fn. 15) for the same pevesijd
It'm paid for garments for Maistres Norice peveviijd
It'm payd for a Cannype Clothe (fn. 16) iiijli
It'm payd for Leer (fn. 17) for the cannypeiiijd
It'm payd to Henry Roymane for his close (fn. 18) xviijs
It'm payd to william Russell for writings for or closexvijd
It'm payd for a bell rope.xvjd
It'm payd for a sewte of vestmentsiiijli
It'm paid to the Clark for his wages dew at cristynmasxvs
It'm payd for the sextenes wagesxijd
It'm payd for tylers wif grave and Cokfeld wif passing (fn. 19) xvjd
It'm paid for the frame of or belles to the carpenterCxiijs iiijd
It'm payde for the casting of our bellesxiijli
It'm payd fo' nayles for the belle whelesxijd
It'm to the Chaundeler for iijxx xij lb' of wax for iiij torchesxxiiijs
It'm payd for p'chment and writing of this accomptvs
It'm paide for the wasshing of the church clothes aganst cristmasijs
It'm paide for xxv lb' d' of bell roope at ijd the lb'iiijs iijd
It'm paide for the makyng of the Sepulcre Lights at Ester with great Lights and midle Lights wth dyuerse tap's as it dothe appere by a bill thereof maidexvijs ixd
S'm pagine—xxxijli ijs viijd
S'm Tolis of all the secunde yeres Paymentesxxxvjli vs
S'm tolis of all the payments for this two yeres accomptexljli ijs xd
ande so
Ther Dothe Reste Dew vnto the saide churche wardens as it apperith by this accomptevijli ixs ob'

Gyftes geven to the Churche

In p'mys Thomas martynexxd
William Depondeiiijd
John Redeviijd
William Browneviijd
Peter Kelkexxd
William Whorletoniiijd
Robert Carlesviijd
Henry Wilsonxiiijd
John Russellvijs vjd
Thomas bannasteriiijd
John Tylervjs viijd
Thomas Tuppeviijd
Robert Penythornexijd
Thomas Woodiiijd
John Ripleyxxd
Richarde Haylexs
John Hempeiiijd
Robert Wyerxijd
Robert Wilsonijs
Thomas Vnderrelliiijd
Roger Cookexxd
William Townesendeiiijd
maistres Segariiijd
Robert Tomsonxijd
John Evansviijd
Johne Cowdeiiijd
Edwarde Nicolsonxijd
John mustyneviijd
Thomas machyneiiijd
William Browneiiijd
William Wasshexls
S'm pagine—iiijli vs viijd

yet Gyftes

Maistres Whasshexijs
Thomas Arnoldevs
Raff Arnoldexs
Meyarxijd
William Russelliiijs iiijd
Maister smalewoodexxd
John Yongviijd
William Cokkesviijd
maistr Vicariiijs iiijd
goldeherstxijd
maistr stoweijs
Shelleyviijd
S'm pagine—xljs iiijd

S'm Tolis—vjli vijs

and so

There is dew vnto the said Thomas Wood as it dothe well appere xxijs ob' the whiche he dothe forgeve.

Gyftes in worke geven to the churche,

Maister Rowmaynsxvs
Richard Harysonvijs
John Myllervijs
John Yong for thre bawdrykes for the belles at xijd the peciijs

Thys accompte ys fullye & clerelye p'fited by the vewe of ye deputy by ye com'is sionares, & mr warley (fn. 20) dothe paye for wyll'm whashe vs & J. Golyghtlye (fn. 20) dothe paye for Thomas wood other vs for a clere discharge of al the arreragyes leniable (fn. 21) by the accon'pte aboue wryten an'o I0 et secu'do p' et M. reg etc', die xv0 aprilis. (fn. 22)

(Signed) Robert Huycke (fn. 23)
Rychard Boyley

Rog' [mark] lee

Hary Havghton

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dym bully

John [mark] Evance

Footnotes

1 Lady Day 1536—Lady Day 1538.
2 There are 29 'items,' of which 8 were memorial services—one item includes 3 burials, the total for the year was 23.
3 used loosely no doubt for that part of the parish towards St. James' Park.
4 in toto.
5 qy. Romayne.
6 qy. gunmaker.
7 near where now is Durham St. in the Strand.
8 There are 48 burials recorded for this year. The plague was in London. The recurrence of deaths in, e.g. the families of Whasshe and Stockwood, is evidence of some epidemic trouble.
9 basins.
10 Lessing's and Tho. Cockfield's gravestones.
11 A cresset—an oil lamp; the wick was fastened to a piece of cork and floated on the oil.
12 Crewets—2 small vessels or flagons for the water and wine used in the Mass.
13 Paschal basin—part of the erection for the paschal light.
14 'Abbey' has been crossed out.
15 cf. p. 140 Ludlow Accounts (Camd. Soc.), spike nails: cf. speckings, i.e. large nails (Halliwell).
16 Canopy—either fixed in the church over an altar (probably the high altar), or a portable one for processions, e.g. on Corpus Christi Day; vide note, p. 14, One canopy might serve both purposes.
17 Leather or tape.
18 A close of land.
19 Passing bell—rung for the dying in order to warn all good Christians to pray for a soul at the point of departure: also (superstitiously) to purify the air of hovering evil spirits that the soul might have a clear passage to heaven. Became confused with 'soul' bell, which was rung after death, and dropped into disuse, the name remaining attached to the latter ringing.
20 vide n. 4, p. 153.
21 Indistinct. qy. leuiable for leaveable—but more likely as above, meaning due to be paid.
22 April 15, 1 and 2 Philip and Mary. vide p. 150.
23 vide Froude's History of England, iv, 202.