Chamber Accounts of the Sixteenth Century. Originally published by London Record Society for the Corporation of London, London, 1984.
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F. ACCOUNT OF THE REYNWELL ESTATE 1565–66
c. Of Thomas Sares haberdasher for the fine of a lease of the Black Hoop being a brewhouse wherein he dwells in Lime Street in the parish of St Andrew Undershaft for 21 years beginning at Michaelmas 1565, £20.0s.0d.
324. The Discharge [Payments] (fn. 5)
c. [f.205] To Agnes Kelley widow for quitrent out of Holy Rood Alley near Billingsgate sometime paid to Giles Polyver, (fn. 1) 10s.0d.
i. (fn. 2) To Thomas Canata, Venetian, by order of court 11 July [1566, Rep.16, f.81b] for attending upon the same court and offering his service for the devising of means and ways for the cleansing the shelves of the river of Thames, £2.0s.0d. (fn. 3)
j. To Richard Sampson blacksmith for an iron cart or instrument devised by George Thorneton for the removing of the shelves in the river of Thames, £14.1s.8d. (fn. 4) and more to him for ironwork bestowed in the repairing the lands of Mr Raynewell 22s.10d., summa £15.2s.6d. [sic]
k. To George Thorneton for so much by him paid for the hire of 2 lighters to be occupied at divers times for the trial of the said instrument before the lord mayor and aldermen and for the reward and wages of divers persons labouring in the lighters with the instrument to show a trial thereof to the lord mayor and aldermen, £2.8s.11½d.
l. For timber, boards, quarters, lathes, hard stone, paving stone, bricks, tiles, lime, sand, paving work, night work, nails of sundry sorts and other necessaries spent about the reparations of the lands, £18.19s.7d.
m. [f.205v] For the wages of masons, carpenters, tilers, bricklayers, plasterers and labourers working about as well the necessary reparations of the lands and tenements as also in cleansing and removing the shelves in the river of Thames this year as by 8 bills called weeks' bills appears, £22.6s.10d.