Chamber Accounts of the Sixteenth Century London Record Society, 20. Originally published by London Record Society for the Corporation of London, London, 1984.
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68. [f.40v] 8 Jan. allowed to John Coxe merchant taylor, farmer of the customs and profits at Queenhithe, as well for the garners (garnerdes) there as other profits, in consideration of the lack of one of the lofts of the garner which the company of Grocers withhold to lay their corn in without anything allowing therefor, for one year ended at Michaelmas last past 40s.; (fn. 1) to sundry persons for 14 otter heads at 3s.4d. the head as by the journal appears 46s.8d.; (fn. 2) and for 3 cormorants' heads as by the journal appears 12d.; (fn. 3) summa £4.7s.8d.
69. 24 March to Hugh Singleton stationer (fn. 4) for printing 450 acts of common council for the queen's great beam [7 Oct. 1583, Jor.21, ff.322b–324 amended 6 Aug. 1584, f.370b], 500 rates for weighing at the same beam, 350 proclamations against casting abroad of libels [13 Feb. 1585, Jor. 21, f.407b], 1,000 freemen's oaths, and 300 proclamations for fishwives [4 March 1585, Jor.21, f.418], summa £3.18s.5d.
70. [f.41] 23 Oct. for a dinner for divers commoners appointed by my lord mayor for the search of naughty and corrupt hops 15s.2d., and for further charges in law for condemning the same being found out by the searchers 17s.4d., and for carriage and burning of the same 6s.10d.; 29 Oct. to Sir Edward Osborne's man for the carriage of certain seditious books to the court 6d.; (fn. 5) 20 Nov. by order of court [19 Nov. 1584, Rep.21, f.112b] to Andrew Saires salter for divers considerations moving the court £8.6s.2d.; (fn. 6) summa £10.6s.6d.
71. [f.41v] 4 Dec. to 14 persons (being sworn on a quest of office) (fn. 7) to enquire and present a butt of muscadel seized and found by them to be foreign bought and sold (at 8d. apiece and coloured by Stephen Hosyer cooper) 9s.4d., to Mr Kitchen for his pains and counsel therein 10s. (fn. 8) and to William Dalby for further charges in the law 18s., to James Harman for carriage and other charges for the same 2s., by order of my lord mayor to Thomas Redknight and Charles Lockey for their part of £13 received for the same muscadel £4, and [f.42] by order of court to Stephen Hosier for so much to him allowed towards the loss he sustained for that he coloured the butt of muscadel contrary to his oath and the laws and customs of this city £4, summa £9.19s.4d. (fn. 9)
73. [f.42v] 16 March to Mr Alderman Martyn (by order of court) for 2 pieces of gold of 30s. the piece by him given in reward to 2 clerks of the council and for the charges of himself and Mr Alderman Barnes with their servants at the court the same time £3.8s.4d.; 3 April by 2 orders of court to Mr Town Clerk by him to be delivered to Mr Wilkes clerk to the council 40s. (fn. 12) and to the keeper of the council chamber 40s. [16 March 1585, Rep.21, f.150b]; 22 March to Mr Town Clerk for so much by him given to the lord chancellor's [f.43] secretary and porters 13s.; 14 June by order of court [27 May 1585, Rep.21, f.173] to Mr Alderman Bond by him to be delivered for the city's service to a person whose name the court will not for divers considerations have known £50; 30 Jan. by like order [4 Feb. 1585, Rep.21, f.134b] to Mr Town Clerk by him to be bestowed upon a person whose name the court will not have known £10; 30 Dec. by order of court [15 Dec. 1584, Rep.21, f.122b] to Mr John Eve deputy in the crown office as of the free gift of the city £3.6s.8d.; summa £71.8s.0d.
74. 21 Nov. to Henry Bryam for his charges riding into Surrey to Mr Lyfeilde and Mr Vincente justices of peace there for the certifying of my lord mayor what store of wood there is there 11s.4d.; 13 Oct. to Edward Wallys carpenter which he (before) paid (in the name of a fine) by order of my lord mayor for breaking the price of faggots set down by the [f.43v] court (and by order of court [8 Oct. 1584, Rep.21, f.92] to him restored) 40s.; 25 Nov. by like order [19 Nov. 1584, Rep.21, f.113] to David Manninge and Thomas Redknight the 2 yeomen of the woodwharf for the moiety of such fines as were levied (and charged as well in the last as in this account) upon divers woodmongers for breaking the price of billets and faggots set down by the court £14; to Humfry Wynnington late clerk of the chamber (fn. 13) for writing one pair of indentures between this accountant and my lord mayor for the city's plate delivered to the lord mayor 2s.6d., and for the carriage of the plate from the old lord mayor's to the new 12d; to Wynnington for writing such presentments of wardmote of inquests as are to be reformed by Mr Chamberlain 30s.; to John Shawe [f.44] now clerk of the chamber (fn. 14) for drawing of this account 13s.4d. and for engrossing the same 53s.4d., (fn. 15) and for drawing the book of fines and engrossing the same 3s.4d.; summa £21.14s.10d.
75. In reward to the poor at Westminster when my lord mayor went to take his oath there 50s.6d., to the keepers of the chapel door (fn. 16) 2s., to the queen's bedemen 2s., to the vergers 3s.4d., to the sexton 2s., to the keeper of the exchequer 2s., to the marshal's men 5s., to the keeper of Baynard's Castle 10s., and for the boat hire of this accountant's clerk from Westminster 4d.; to William Edwyn bargeman for serving my lord mayor, aldermen and others in the city's 2 barges and 2 other barges at the same time £6.2s.6d., and in reward to the said bargemen 2s.; summa £10.1s.8d. (fn. 17)
76. 25 Nov. to Robert Smithe for money by him laid out in the suit of quo warranto brought against the city for the search of hops, butter, oil, vinegar and soap 33s.8d.; (fn. 18) 4 Dec. to Mr Eve of the crown office for charges in the suit 7s.8d.; to Mr Serjeant Wamsley (fn. 19) [f.45] for his pains in the matter 30s.; 16 Jan. to Mr Recorder, Mr Daniell and Mr Owen to every of them 20s. for his pains in the suit £3; 4 Feb. to Mr Recorder, Mr Daniell and Mr Owen to every of them 20s. for perusing the books of answer to the quo warranto (as by the journal appears £3); to Robert [Smithe for his further] (fn. 20) charges in the suit £3.18s.8d.; 5 June to Robert Smithe for money by him laid out and for writing 2 copies of the quo warranto 27s.4d.; 5 July to him which he paid to Mr Kempe and Mr Reve (fn. 21) the city's attorneys in the crown office for their fees for the matter in Trinity term 13s.4d.; summa £15.10s.8d. [cf.227]
77. [f.45v] 21 Oct. to Mr Henry Billingsly haberdasher and one of the sheriffs for so much to him due by act of common council [1 Aug. 1582, Jor.21, ff.226a–227a] for that he took upon him the office of shrievalty [10 Aug. 1584, Jor.21, f.371] in place of Mr Thomas Skynner clothworker who lately refused the same £200; 22 Oct. by act of court [20 Oct. 1584, Rep.21, f.99b] to Edward Maryner and Arthur Warde officers to Mr Sheriff Billingsly for their charges and hindrances in the time of their imprisonment in the Marshalsea (Mershalsey) £4, and by commandment of my lord mayor for the charges of Edward Bassaney, Arthur Bassany and Jeronomy Bassaney, 3 of the queen's musicians, in the compter (counter) being committed thither by my lord mayor (for their misdemeanour used against the lord mayor and others at Christ Church 12s.); (fn. 22) summa £204.12s.0d.
78. [f.46] 30 Sept. to Robert Hide for his charges riding to the court with letters 6s.2d.; to Henry Ravenscroft for his charges riding to the court with letters 6s.8d.; to Robert Smithe for the charges of himself and of Leonard Largen riding to the court 7s.2d.; to him for his charges and the charges of the servants of Mr Dixey, Mr Bond and Mr [. . .] (fn. 23) 13s.11d.; to him for money by him laid out in riding to the court with Mr Bond, Mr Martyn, Mr Allett and Mr Spencer aldermen and others 25s., and for the charges of Mr Allott and Mr Rowe, aldermen, Mr Town Clerk with divers officers and servants to (Hampton) Court 21s.6d.; to James Harman for horse hire for (Mr Bukle, Mr Humfrey Smyth, Mr Secondary and other officers) (fn. 24) to and from the court (at Hampton) for the inviting of the lords of her majesty's council to my lord mayor's feast £3.4s.6d.; [f.46v] to Leonard Largyn for his charges riding to the court at Theobalds (Tibballes) to the lord of Leicester touching Mr Ketcher late elect sheriff 5s.; to James Harman for horse hire for one of my lord mayor's officers being sent to Mr Brasey late elect sheriff 2s.3d.; to Henry Raynescroft for his horse hire and other charges to and from the court 3s.6d.; to Leonard Largen for his horse hire to and from the court at [. . . 5s.6d.]; (fn. 25) to Mr Waterbailiff for horse hire and other charges for himself and Henry Ravenscroft to and from the court 10s.2d.; to Henry Ravenscroft for his horse and other charges to and from the court 4s.; summa £8.17s.4d. (fn. 26)
79. [f.47] 12 Oct. to Mr Plowden, Mr Daniell and Mr Owen to every of them 20s. for his pains taken at Mr Plowden's chamber in conferring together touching the quo warranto by Sir James Acroft brought against the city for the office of garbling (fn. 27) (as by the journal appears) £3; 13 Oct. to Mr Recorder for perusing the books penned by Mr Plowden, Mr Daniell and Mr Owen 20s.; 29 Oct. to Mr Clerk for his counsel 20s.; 5 Nov. to Mr Owen for moving the court of exchequer for a longer day for the answering of the quo warranto 10s., and to Mr Plowden, Mr Clark, Mr Daniell and Mr Owen to every of them 20s. for his pains taken at Mr Plowden's chamber touching the quo warranto £4; to Sir James Acrofte [f.47v] by order of the court (of exchequer) by reason of putting in a new answer to the quo warranto £3.6s.8d.; 25 Nov. to Mr Plowden for his pains taken in the city's answer upon a demur for the same office 10s.; 16 Dec. to Robert Smithe for his pains and for money by him laid out in the matter £4.12s.10d.; 24 Dec. to Mr Recorder, Mr Daniell and Mr Owen to every of them 40s. for his pains £6; 26 Jan. to Mr Clark for perusing the books of the answer 20s.; 30 Jan. to Mr Recorder for his pains taken at the exchequer bar 30s., and to Mr (Danyell, Mr Owen and Mr Clarke to every of them 20s. for their pains then and there £3; 1 Feb. to Mr Recorder for his pains at the exchequer bar 30s., and to Mr) Clark for his great pains then pleading there 40s., [f.48] and to Mr Daniell and Mr Owen for their pains then and there 40s.; 9 Feb. to Mr Recorder, Mr Daniell, Mr Owen and Mr Clark to every of them 20s. for their pains taken at the exchequer bar £4; 23 Feb. to Robert Smithe for writing of divers copies and for money by him laid out in the suit £3.3s.6d.; 4 May to Mr Recorder for his pains taken at the exchequer bar 20s., and to Mr Daniell for his great pains in drawing and penning a book for answering the writ of quo warranto and for pleading then and there to the same £3, and to Mr Clark then and there 10s., and to Mr Daniell's man for engrossing the book of answer 10s.; [f.48v] 10 May to Mr Recorder for his pains taken at the exchequer bars pleading and answering the writ of quo warranto £3, and in reward to the ushers there 2s.; 1 June to Robert Smithe for money by him laid out and for writing divers copies 43s.3d.; 5 July to Robert Smithe which he paid to Mr Solloway and Mr Godfry Fanshaw the city's attorneys for their fees in Trinity term touching the matter 16s.8d.; summa £53.5s.0d. (fn. 28)
80. 7 Nov. for a dinner at St Giles in the Fields for Mr Chamberlain, Mr Dommer and other officers to view the conduit heads 11s.7d.; 27 March for 2 dinners at the conduit heads the 8 and 9 March for Mr Chamberlain, Mr Domer and the [f.49] city's workmen in surveying the conduit heads 26s.9d.; 21 Jan. for a dinner for this accountant, and theodory, (fn. 29) the surveyor of Middlesex and others at the viewing and measuring out a plot of ground near Tyburn for the burying of prisoners which shall be executed there (as by the journal appears) 10s.; 14 Aug. for a dinner at the conduit heads for Sir Rowland Hayward, Mr Woodcock, Mr Roe and Mr Buckle aldermen, Mr Chamberlain, Mr Dommer and other commoners appointed by order of court [1 Aug. 1585, Rep.21, f.202] to survey the small conduit pipes being greatly decayed 37s.6½d.; 19 June for a dinner at James Harman's house for the auditors of the second account of this accountant (fn. 30) 30s.2d.; 11 Dec. for a dinner at the 'Flying Horse' in Maiden (Meaden) Lane for Mr Chamberlain, Mr Dommer and others at the cutting out of winter liveries 22s.2d., summa £6.18s.2½d.
81. [f.49v] 9 Dec. to Nicholas Willy gentleman in consideration that he did resign the office of waterbailiff unto Thomas Sommer deceased, due (for one year ended at Michaelmas last £20), (fn. 31) 26 Nov. by order of court [24 Nov. 1584, Rep.21, f.114] to John Younge of Newport, Salop, gentleman towards his relief 20s.; 28 Nov. by like order [24 Nov. 1584, Rep.21, f.114] to Margaret Plane widow towards her relief 20s.; 21 [f.50] July by order of court [20 July 1585, Rep.21, f.192] to William Ryder draper in respect of his hurt and hindrance which he sustained by a foreign tapster whom he sued (shewed) in Mr Chamberlain's name as of the free gift of the court 20s.; to Robert Smithe for the fee of Mr Kemp attorney in the king's bench in the suit against Ralph (Raffe) Sheppard for seizing of eggs 3s.4d.; 18 Dec.  by order of court to William Ravenscroft the common hunt's man for keeping the door leading out of the council (counsell) chamber into the outer court for one year ended at Michaelmas last 40s.; (fn. 32) summa £25.3s.4d.
82. [f.50v] 20 Oct. to Mr Recorder for his pains taken in the matter of controversy between this city and the lieutenant of the Tower (fn. 33) 20s., and to Mr Daniell and to Mr Owen to either of them 10s. for his pains therein 20s.; to Mr Recorder, Mr Daniell and Mr Owen to every of them 20s. for his pains taken at Serjeants' Inn before the 2 lords chief justices and the master of the rolls in the matter £3, and to the porter there in reward 12d., and for the dinners of certain officers attending and warning divers aldermen and counsellors there 2s.10d.; 31 Oct. to Mr Town Clerk for his charges to and at the court touching the matter 13s.1d.; 12 Nov. to Christopher Carlton, Richard Hollon, Jonas Keffer, William Norton, Robert Payne, Widow Fisher, Thomas Norton and Thomas Mason inhabitants [f.51] of the ward of Portsoken towards their pains taken 3 several times attending at Serjeants' Inn to give evidence 6s.8d.; 16 Dec. to Robert Smithe for his pains and for money by him laid out in the matter £8.12s.2d.; 29 Dec. to Robert Payne carpenter for his charges in the Tower of London being committed thither by the lieutenant for that he wrought in one of the city's gardens on Tower Hill (as by the journal appears) 7s.8d.; to Mr Daniell and Mr Owen to either of them 20s. for their pains taken at Sir Francis Walsingham's house 40s., and to the keeper of his chamber door 2s.6d., and to his porter 12d.; 23 Feb. to Robert Smithe [f.51v] for his pains and charges in the said suit 13s.2d.; to Mr Daniell and Mr Owen to either of them 10s. for penning an order to be set down by the lords of the council betwixt this city and the lieutenant of the Tower 20s.; summa £19.0s.1d. (fn. 34) [cf.212]
83. 29 Oct. to Mr Heckes and Mr Milles attorneys in the star chamber, to either of them 10s. being retained for the city for a suit commenced against my lord mayor, aldermen and divers others for muring up a gate made out of the liberty of Christ Church near Aldgate (fn. 35) 20s., to Mr Morrys for his counsel therein 20s., and to Mr Daniell and Mr Fuller to either of them 10s. for his counsel therein 20s.; 5 Nov. to Mr Daniell and Mr Fuller to either of them 10s. for perusing and penning the books of answer 20s.; [f.52] 17 Nov. to Mr Morrys, Mr Daniell and Mr Fuller to every of them 20s. for their pains £3; to Mr Recorder for perusing the said answer 20s.; to Robert Smithe for money by him laid out and for divers copies by him written touching the matter £5.16s.4d.; to Mr Lynton examiner in the star chamber for examining of Sir Edward Osborne, Mr Chamberlain, Mr Town Clerk and 5 others at 4s.4d. the piece touching the said suit 34s.8d.; to Mr Morrys for his advice in penning a rejoinder to the replication 10s., and to Mr Lynton for the copies of the said articles and examinations 40s., and to his clerk for writing the same 3s.; [f.52v] 23 Feb. to Robert Smithe for his pains and charges 40s.2d.; to Mr Daniell and Mr Fuller to every of them 10s. for their pains 20s.; to Robert Smithe for money by him laid out and for writing divers copies £3.1s.8d.; to Robert Smithe for his boat hire and for money by him paid to Mr Heckes and Mr Milles for their fees in Trinity term for the said suit 15s.4d.; summa £25.1s.2d. [cf.227]
84. 5 April to Robert Smithe for the fee of Mr Salowaye attorney in the exchequer in the suit brought against the city's tenants of the Conduit Meads (Conductes Meades) 3s.4d.; to him for drawing and engrossing a conveyance from this accountant unto divers aldermen and commoners of the lease of the Conduit Meads 6s.8d.; summa 10s.0d. (fn. 36)
85. [f.53] 11 Dec. to (Humfrey Murson servant to Mr Payne serjeant of the king for his master's fee for entering the city's warrant) (fn. 37) 3s.4d.; to Hugh Shingleton stationer for 13 gallons of ink delivered this year at 3s.4d. the gallon (gallande) 56s.4d.; to Thomas Childe servant to Mr Town Clerk for writing into Mr Chamberlain's book to remain with him such orders of court and decrees out of the repertory as concern this accountant, due for one year ended at Michaelmas last past 20s.; 23 Dec. and 29 May for 12 badges for the six waits as by the journal appears 24s.; summa £5.3s.8d. (fn. 38)
86. [f.53v] 14 Feb. paid at the court at Somerset House at which time my lord mayor was knighted, viz. to the heralds 20s., the gentleman ushers of her majesty's chamber 40s., the yeomen ushers 20s., the grooms and pages 20s., the keeper of the great chamber door 6s.8d., the porters 20s., the yeomen of the cellars 10s., the yeomen of the buttery 10s.; (fn. 39) to William Edwyn bargeman for serving my lord mayor and aldermen with others in 3 barges to and from thence the same time 51s.8d.; summa £9.18s.4d.
88. [f.54] 9 Dec. to Mr Christopher (Osborn) attorney accountant in the exchequer for the moiety of 2 bays 2 northern dozens marble and one double dozen blue being forfeit and due to the queen as in the 14th account of Mr George Eaton late chamberlain [1576–77] appears £3.17s.8d.; 10 Dec. by order of court [10 Dec. 1584, Rep.21, f.119b] to Roger Warffeild treasurer of Bridewell towards the conveying of all the Irish begging people in and near London to the city of Bristol (Bristowe) £5; (fn. 40) 15 Dec. by like order [15 Dec. 1584, Rep.21, f.123] to William Seager for writing and sealing 8 instruments of association with other charges thereof £3.6s.8d.; (fn. 41) 31 Dec. for a table for the entering of the names of all such persons as have protections from the queen or privy council for debt or otherwise 5s.; summa £12.9s.4d.
89. [f.54v] 9 March  to James Harman yeoman of the chamber for small coals, mending the lantern serving the Guildhall porch, herbs, flowers, rushes, beer, ale, wine, candles, mats, billets, making clean the Guildhall, carrying of books and records with other things for necessary business of the city, washing the city's damask napkins and table cloths, for one year ended at Michaelmas 1585 £9.11s.5d. as by 4 bills called quarter bills appears; 29 Jan. to Nicholas Smith merchant taylor for making John Luck's gown and coat (fn. 42) with furniture thereof 13s.6d.; more to him for stuff and workmanship bestowed in making his coat at Whitsuntide last past 5s.9d.; to Robert Durham skinner for furring the said gown with fox's skins 16s.; summa £11.6s.8d.
90. [f.55] To James Harman for horse hire for divers aldermen, Mr Recorder, Mr Town Clerk, Robert Smithe and others riding to the court and other places about the affairs of this city due for one quarter ended at Christmas 1584 £5.17s.; to him by order of court [6 May 1585, Rep.21, f.168] for horse hire with foot cloths for the Scottish ambassador in November 1584 (fn. 43) £18.2s.10d.; 23 July by order of court [20 July 1585, Rep.21, f.192b] to John Tompson, John Forde and James Wheately hackney men for the hire of 38 horses by them and others lent by order from the council at the going away of Moivuser (fn. 44) out of England, and by Tompson, Forde and Wheteley to be repaid when the same shall be recovered by order from the council as by one obligation appears £15; [f.55v] 12 Nov.  to James Harman for money laid out at sundry times for horse hire due for one quarter ended at Michaelmas 1585 9s.; summa £39.8s.10d. (fn. 45)
91. 26 March to Edward Gillam waxchandler for 28 lb of red wax delivered to the city's use, due for one year ended at Michaelmas 1585 28s.; 27 March to James Larde (serjeant of the chamber) for charges (in the law entering) (fn. 46) of 60 kerseys supposed to be foreign bought and sold 18s.4d.; 8 May by order of court (27 April 1585, Rep.21, f.165) to Mr Humfry Mosley, secondary in the compter (cownter) in Wood Street, which he lately disbursed in the court of exchequer for the discharge of the account of Sir James Hawes knight, late lord mayor [1574–75], for the office of escheatorship of this city £5.10s.4d.; summa £7.16s.8d.
92. [f.56] 8 April by commandment of my lord mayor to John Colebrand, Richard Buckley and Hugh Homes to every of them 6s.8d. for their pains in taking of flesh in Lent 20s., and to John Addys for his like pains 5s., and to William Harryson for his like pains 3s.4d., and to Mr Town Clerk's man for charges in putting the certificates for eating of flesh in Lent into the chancery 2s.; 16 April to Mr Owen and Mr Daniell to either of them 10s. for viewing the carpenter's yard (late in the tenure of John Hyllyard carpenter) at Cripplegate now in controversy (and pretended to be concealed lands) and consulting in the same 20s.; to Mr Daniell for viewing the city's tenements in the parish of St Clement's [Eastcheap] with back doors, jetties (jectes) and passage to and from the same through the churchyard there 10s.; (fn. 47) to Mr Dalbie for charges in law in a suit against Mr Bayerd clothworker for £20 by him due to this city 5s.10d.; summa £3.6s.[2d.] (fn. 48)
93. [f.56v] 16 Dec. to Robert Smithe for money by him laid out in a suit against Robert Snagg for the portions of the orphans of John Easton grocer deceased 53s.4d.; to Mr Daniell and Mr Dalton to either of them 10s. for their pains taken severally at the chancery bar in the said suit 20s.; to Robert Smithe for his pains and charges in the suit 37s.8d.; 5 April to him which he gave to the master of the rolls' man 2s.6d.; to Mr Daniell for moving the court of chancery for the dismissing of a bill exhibited by Mr Snagg 10s.; to Robert Smithe for his charges and pains 12s.6d.; to Mr [f.57] Daniell for his pains taken sundry times at the chancery bar 20s.; to Robert Smithe for money by him laid out in Trinity term in the suit 16s.6d.; to Mr Daniell for his travail at the chancery bar for the said orphans 10s. [cf.214]. To Robert Smithe for money by him laid out in a suit prosecuted against the lord mayor and commonalty in the court of chancery by Robert Newditt and George Smedly for money supposed to be due unto them in the right of their wives, the daughters and orphans of Thomas Whitlock merchant taylor deceased, and from them detained 26s.6d.; to Mr Common Serjeant for so much by him paid for an abstract of a copy of Whitlock's inventory and search of his will 9s.4d.; to [f.57v] him for the search and copy of the particulars of Whitlock's debts sperate and desperate 2s.6d.; to Mr Daniell and Mr Owen for their pains therein 20s.; to Mr Daniell and Mr Owen to either of them 10s. for moving the court of chancery 20s.; to Robert Smithe for money by him laid out and for writing and engrossing divers things touching the matter 18s.6d.; to Mr Recorder for his counsel in a suit against John Bill for the portions of the said orphans 10s.; to Robert Smithe for money by him laid out in the said suit 11s. [cf.228]. To Mr Daniell for [f.58] penning an answer to a bill of complaint exhibited into the chancery against this accountant by Roger Rigby grocer touching the orphans of Anthony Hobson deceased 10s.; to Robert Smithe for money by him laid out and for his pains in the matter 16s. 25 Feb. by order of court to Mrs Alice Spencer, the wife of Mr John Spencer alderman, for the use of Judith Huson for allowance of £300 which remained in the chamber due for 15 months ended 21 Feb. 1585 £16.10s.9d.; 3 Sept. by like order to Robert Huson gentleman and Judith his wife, the daughter and orphan of William Cox haberdasher deceased, in satisfaction of £300 by them forfeited to the city for marrying without the consent of my lord mayor and court of aldermen £200 and for consideration thereof for half a year remaining in the chamber £5. (fn. 49) Summa £237.[17s.1d.]
94. [f.58v] 6 Nov. to Mr Mosley for the clerk of the crown in the chancery for filing the parliament's writ and the return of the same 12s.; 20 Nov. by order of court [19 Nov. 1584, Rep.21, f.112b] to Mr [John] (fn. 50) Puckeringe serjeant at law and speaker of the parliament house as of the free gift of this city £6.13s.4d.; by like commandment to the gentlemen ushers, yeomen ushers and 5 porters of the higher house in reward 40s., and to Mr Boweyer serjeant of the lower house in like reward 20s., (fn. 51) and for a book of statutes of the parliament 2s.; to Sir Nicholas Woodrooff, one of the knights of the parliament, for his livery gown of scarlet for the session of parliament holden in the 27th year of her majesty's reign (fn. 52) £6.13s.4d., [f.59] and for his fee for 83 days all which time the parliament continued at 4s. the day £16.12s., and for his boat hire at 12d. the day £4.3s., (summa £27.8s.4d.); to Mr Recorder, one other of the knights of the parliament, for his like livery gown £6.13s.4d., and for his fee for 83 days at 4s. the day £16.12s., and for his boat hire at 12d. the day £4.3s., (summa £27.8s.4d.); to Mr Walter Fishe merchant taylor, one of the burgesses of the parliament, for his like livery gown £6.13s.4d., and for his fee at like time (at 2s. the day) £8.6s., and for his like boat hire at 12d. the day £4.3s., (summa £19.2s.4d.); to Mr Thomas Aldersey haberdasher, one of the burgesses of the same parliament, for his like livery gown £6.13s.4d., and for his fee at like time at 2s. the day £8.6s., and for his boat hire at like time and rate £4.3s., summa £19.2s.4d.; to Mr Secretary's clerk for the charges of a new writ out of the chancery for the [f.59v] choosing of a burgess of the parliament in the place of Mr Walter Fishe deceased 8s.2d.; to Mr Secondary Mosley for filing the parliament writ and the return of the same for Mr Henry Billingsly haberdasher being chosen burgess of the parliament (fn. 53) 2s.; summa £103.18s.10d. (fn. 54)
95. 7 Nov. to Mr Recorder, Mr Daniell and Mr Owen to every of them 10s. for his pains taken touching the indictment put up against my lord mayor and 25 aldermen by John Mellowes (fn. 55) 30s.; to Mr Fuller for his pains therein at the assizes in Sussex 20s.; to Mr John Eve attorney in the crown office for entering the answer of the lord mayor and aldermen to the indictment, for every of the aldermen 2s.8d., £3.9s.4d., and for other charges [f.60] in the suit 22s.4d., (summa £4.11s.8d.); to Mr Recorder, Mr Daniell, Mr Owen, Mr Fuller and Mr Cook to every of them 20s. for his pains taken at the king's bench bar the last day of the (Michaelmas) term to move the court that the matter might be dismissed as insufficient £5; to Robert Smithe (the same term) for money by him laid out and for his pains in the matter £5.19s.11d.; (26 Jan.) to Mr Recorder, Mr Daniell, Mr Owen, Mr Fuller and Mr Cooke for every of them 20s. for his pains at the king's bench bar £5; to Mr Daniell, Mr Owen, Mr Fuller and Mr Cook to every of them 10s. for their pains at the king's bench bar (the 11th of February) 40s.; [f.60v] to Robert Smithe for his pains and charges (in Hilary term) 50s.2d.; to Mr Recorder, Mr Daniell and Mr Cooke for every of them 10s. for their pains at the king's bench bar for the dismissing of the matter of the indictment (in Easter term) 30s.; (the same term) to Robert Smithe for money by him laid out and for writing divers copies touching the matter £3.8s.8d.; to him (in Trinity term) for money by him laid out in the same matter 15s.8d.; summa £33.6s.1d. (fn. 56)
96. 21 Nov. to Mr Waterbailiff for a search by him made on the River of Thames 34s.8d.; [f.61] 11 Jan. to him for like search, 7, 8 and 9 January 37s.8d.; 16 March for like search made 10, 11 and 12 March 38s.; 20 April for like search made 16, 17 and 18 April 42s.2d.; for like search made 15, 16 and 17 May 35s.6d.; 14 July for like search made 6, 7 and 8 July 38s. 1d.; 21 Aug. for like search made 17, 18 and 19 [f.61v] August 35s.11d.; 11 Sept. to William Lathes under waterbailiff for 2 writs of attendance directed to the sheriffs of Surrey and Middlesex for the appearance of certain persons out of the said counties (to appear) before my lord mayor (as well at Putney as at Fulham as conservator of the Thames sitting there to enquire for the conservancy of the same) (fn. 57) 15s., and for his charges riding for the obtaining and delivering and writs 17s.6d.; for the charges of a dinner at Putney for my lord mayor and (certain) aldermen sitting there 22 Sept. for the conservancy of the river £8.3s.4d.; to the sheriff of Surrey for making [f.62] warrants for summoning a jury to appear before my lord mayor there 10s., to 4 bailiffs for summoning 21 men which appeared to be of the jury 7s., to the said bailiffs for their dinners at 12d. the piece 4s., and to the said 21 men, whereof 18 only were sworn, for their dinners at 12d. the piece 21s.; for a dinner at Fulham for my lord mayor and aldermen sitting there 23 Sept. for the conservancy £8.11s.4d.; to the sheriff of Middlesex for summoning a jury to appear before my lord mayor there 10s., to 4 bailiffs for summoning 35 men which appeared [f.62v] to be of the jury, whereof 26 men only were sworn, 11s.8d., to the said bailiffs for their dinners at 12d. the piece 4s., to 34 men of the said 35 men for their dinners at 12d. the piece 34s., to Mr Chalenor's daughter by my lord mayor's commandment 6d., (fn. 58) and to the poor there 3s.; to William Edwyn bargeman for stuff in trimming the great barge to serve my lord mayor and aldermen the same time 8s.9d.; to him for serving my lord mayor and aldermen to and from Fulham and Putney and for the carriage of the provision of the said 2 dinners to and from the said places for hire of divers wherries £3.16s., [f.63] and to the bargemen by my lord mayor's commandment 2s.; to Mr Waterbailiff for the charges of himself, the under waterbailiff's man with 12 watermen in 2 barges with the juries of Middlesex and Surrey (passing with them) from London Bridge to Blackwall and from thence back again to Colney Ditch to search out the annoyances of the river £6.12s.3d.; to the jury of Surrey in reward giving up their verdict in Southwark before my lord mayor presenting the annoyances of the river 20s., to the jury of Middlesex in reward giving up their verdict at Westminster before the lord mayor presenting also [f.63v] the annoyances of the river 20s., and to the keeper of the chancery court there in reward 2s.6d.; to William Edwyn for serving my lord mayor and aldermen to and from Westminster to take the verdict 13s.2d., and to the bargemen in reward 2s.; summa £50.10s.0d. (fn. 59)
97. 13 May by order of court [4 May 1585, Rep.21, f.166b] to Richard Peirson draper in consideration of his extraordinary charges in hiring men to draw water at Dowgate when the same was scant within this city (fn. 60) 48s.; 22 May to Mr Town Clerk which he paid in the exchequer for a copy of the rates of the 15th and 10th for London 12d., and for a buckram bag for the city's books 10d.; [f.64] by the bequest of Mr Tailor alderman (fn. 61) deceased for the discharge of poor householders being assessed (sessed) at 12d. and under for the 15th granted to the queen in the 27th year of her reign, viz. 26 May for 22 in the parish of St Mary le Bow in Cordwainer ward 19s. 10d. and 15 in [Holy] Trinity parish in the said ward 14s., 29 May for 26 persons in the parish of St Antholin 26s., 7 in the parish of St Benet Sherehog 7s., 16 in the parish of St John [the Baptist, Walbrook] 15s.2d., [f.64v] 29 in the parish of St Mary Aldermary 27s. 10d., and 28 in the parish of St Thomas the Apostle 24s.; 1 June to Mr Duffeilde (fn. 62) for preaching at the new churchyard (fn. 63) on Whitsunday last past 13s.4d.; by order of court [10 June 1585, Rep.21, f.176b] to Robert Glover clerk to Mr Dalby for his pains in drawing the late act of common council for the election of the sheriffs [27 May 1585, Jor.21, ff.437–8] and for other business 20s.; summa £10.17s.0d.
98. [f.65] 29 Dec. for 4 oz 3½ dwt of silver to make 12 bosses and 2 clasps for the garnishing of a book of the new testament for the council chamber 20s.4d., and for the making of the bosses and clasps 4s.8d.; 17 July to Thomas Childe for the charges of putting in the certificate into the chancery for the rate of servants' wages 5s.; to James Lorde for arresting Mr Thomas Gore grocer for money by him due to this city 2s.; to Mr Town Clerk which he paid for the carriage of a letter into Buckinghamshire to Mr Recorder 2s.; summa £1.14s.0d.
99. [f.65v] 13 March to Mr Waterbailiff for horse hire and other charges for Mr Baites, Mr Huntlowe, the waterbailiff and John Bisshop, one of her majesty's servants, riding to Marlow lock and Temple lock to view the dangers thereof £3.3s.8d., and for a supper at Maidenhead for Sir Rowland Hayward, Mr Bond, Mr Martyn, Mr Webb, aldermen, with their servants and others and for their horse meat at what time they did ride to view the said lock[s] £3.0s.8d.; to James Harman for horse hire for the aldermen's servants and others the same time to the said places 56s.8d.; to Sir Rowland Heyword for money by him laid out in their journey (as by the journal appears) 34s.6d.; [f.66] 15 May by order of court (13 May 1585, Rep.21, f.169] to John Bisshop ironmonger as well in respect of his travail about the said locks as (for his relief) (fn. 64) of the free gift of the court £3; summa £13.15s.6d.
100. 11 May by commandment of my lord mayor in reward to the queen's master gunner for making ready the way through the Artillery Yard for the passage of the lady [mayoress] (fn. 65) and other aldermen's wives to and from the sermons at St Mary Spital in Easter holy days 20s., and to James Harman for rushes, flowers, strawings, faggots, coals, men's wages, carrying of cushions, perfumes, bread, ale, aqua cum posita, spent at the Spital the same time 31s.; summa £2.11s.0d. (fn. 66)
101. [f.66v] To Mr Beale (clerk of the council) for writing and procuring 6 letters from the lords of the council, (fn. 67) viz. one to the archbishop of Canterbury touching the doctors and proctors of St Paul's, one to the Lord Thomas Heywarde (fn. 68) and Sir Francis Hinde for (the inhabitants in) Christ Church near Aldgate, one to the dean and chapter of Westminster for St Martin le Grand; (fn. 69) one to Sir George Carey and Sir William Moore for (the inhabitants in) the Blackfriars, (fn. 70) one to the Lord Delamare and Mr Morrys for (the inhabitants in) the Whitefriars, and one to the master of the rolls touching (the clerks of the chancery, to join with the citizens in watch and musters pretended to be made at Midsummer and at St James' tide [25 July] last past) (fn. 71) 40s., and to Mr Beale's clerk [for] the copies of all the said letters for my lord mayor and aldermen by the hands of Mr Sebright (10s.); [f.67] 28 May by order of my lord mayor to Thomas Wilbraham the elder for his travail in receiving £81.5s.10d. collected by the deputies of 12 wards towards the training up of 4,000 men mustered with pikes and gun shot 10s.10d., and to him for his clerk's pains therein 5s.; 5 June by commandment of my lord mayor and court to Mr Captain Shoott by him and Sir Robert Counstable knight to be delivered to 4 gentlemen for their pains in training and making show before the queen at Greenwich with the 4,000 men £10; (fn. 72) 9 June by order of court [9 June 1585, Rep.21, f.175] to Mr Wade clerk to the council for writing [f.67v] and procuring further letters for privileged places to be contributory to the said musters 40s.; 25 June by commandment of my lord mayor to 6 trumpeters for their pains on Midsummer Eve sounding their trumpets before my lord mayor through the city 30s.; to James Harman for 2½ dozen of straw hats for 24 cresset bearers and 6 bag (bagg) bearers standing in Cheapside with their lights in the watch on Midsummer Eve at night at 6d. the piece (15s.), for 36 badges with the city's arms to be set in the hats 3s., for the wages of the cresset bearers at 8d. the piece 16s., to 6 labourers of the chamber being bag [f.68] bearers 4s., to 3 men taken upon the streets to carry bags without hats 3s., to 4 rulers of the waterbearers looking to the cresset bearers and bag bearers 3s.4d., to 4 men looking to the cressets and lights 4s., to a poor man for taking the old cresset lights out of the storehouse in the bayhall 8d., and to one other poor man for fetching cresset lights from the Guildhall into Cheapside the same night 8d., summa 49s.8d.; (fn. 73) by commandment of my lord mayor to William Lathes, William Ravenscroft, Thomas Sympson, Robert Lyddus, Richard Dodd, and Philip Trehearne to every of them 5s. for his pains about the late musters 35s. [sic]; and to this accountant's clerk [f.68v] for his pains in receiving the money collected of foreigners and strangers towards the charges of the musters and for making acquittances for the receipt of the money 5s.; by warrant from my lord mayor to John Daie and John Benson for their pains about the collecting of the said money and the late soldiers 40s.; more laid out by his lordship on Midsummer Eve at night 16s.3d.; by order of court [28 Oct. 1585, Rep.21, f.228] to John Savidge the swordbearer's man, Thomas Sympson the common cryer's man and William Ravenscroft the common hunt's man to every of them 20s. for their pains about the musters and soldiers sent into the Low Countries £3; by like order [18 Nov. 1585, Rep.21, f.239] to Robert Lyddus, Richard Dodd, William Lathes and Philip Treherne to every of them 20s. for their like pains £4; summa £31.1s.9d. (fn. 74)
102. [f.69] 14 Aug. Paid by my lord mayor wherewith this accountant is charged to Edwin Babington draper for 56 pieces of Bridgewater reds containing 1,350 yards at 43s. the piece for the coats of 450 soldiers, parcel of 500 soldiers pressed in this city and sent into the Low Countries of Flanders for her majesty's service (fn. 75) £120.18s.9d., to [. . .] (fn. 76) Rysley for 26 lb 12 oz of tape at sundry prices for the coats £5.1s.2d., and to [blank] Bothby for 97 pieces of tape for the coats at 13d. the piece £5.5s.2d., and more by my lord mayor to Edwin Babington for 104½ yards of stammell cloth for the coats of 50 soldiers being of the guard of Mr John Norrys general of the army at 9s. the yard £47.0s.6d., [f.69v] and for 33½ dozen of yellow silk ribbon (silck ribband) for the said coats at 2s.4d. the dozen £3.17s.8d., and for making the 500 coats at 14d. the piece £29.3s.4d.; summa (£211.6s.8d.) (fn. 77)
103. To Francis Covell skinner for ¾C of match at 3d. the pound 21s., 150 pound of corn powder at 11d. the pound £6.17s.6d., and 3 barrels for the powder (powther) 21d., summa £8.0s.3d., and by commandment of my lord mayor to Thomas Kyddy for C of lead for bullets 10s., being all for the use of 450 of the soldiers; more by order of court [14 Aug. 1585, Rep.21, f.202b] for powder, match and bullet for 50 of the soldiers being of the guard of [f.70] the said general 50s.; to my lord mayor to be paid to certain of his officers for their pains in the business 13s.5d.; to John Gibson for his pains taken in victualling the ships for 1,050 men 40s.; summa (£13.13s.[8d].)
104. 17 Aug. to the several wards for the press (prest) money of 550 men at 12d. the piece, whereof 500 were sent into the Low Countries, viz. to Aldersgate 50s., Aldgate 14s., Bassishaw 4s., Billingsgate 21s., Bishopsgate 40s., Bread Street 15s., Bridge Within 15s., Broad Street 15s., Candlewick Street 15s., Castle Baynard 20s., Cheap 20s., [f.70v] Coleman Street 15s., Cordwainer Street 10s., Cornhill 10s., Cripplegate £3, Dowgate 10s., Farringdon Within 30s., Farringdon Without 50s., Langbourn 20s., Lime Street 6s., Portsoken 20s., Queenhithe 15s., Tower 21s., Walbrook 15s., and Vintry 40s.; by commandment of my lord mayor for 5 men out of Cornhill ward for that so many were misliked of the same ward 5s.; by like commandment for the hire of 2 drums into the field with the soldiers of divers companies 10s.; summa (£28.6s.0d.)
105. [f.71] 10 July to James Harman (fn. 78) for malmsey, claret, wine, ale and other things when William Parry should have been arraigned at the Guildhall (for treason) (fn. 79) 5s.3d.; by commandment of my lord mayor to William Shawe brewer towards an offering (towards his maiden's marriage) (fn. 80) 2s.; to my lord mayor which he gave to a pursuivant for the delivery of a letter to the Lady Gressam 10s.; summa [17s.3d.]
106. To Sir Thomas Pullison knight, lord mayor, for the measuring of linen cloth due for one year ended at Michaelmas 1585, £50.0s.0d. (fn. 81) [cf. 7n]
107. By order of court to William Midleton vintner and Richard Tomkyns grocer to either of them 50s. for their pains in apprehending divers legers (lidggers) (fn. 82) which usually shoot coals and for their pains in measuring of coals £5; [f.71v] to Richard Grewe one of the common hunt's men for killing 515 dogs at 2d. the piece £4.5s.10d., and for killing 312 dogs at like rate 52s., and for killing 168 dogs at like rate 28s. [cf.21, 238]; summa £13.5s.10d.
108. To John Dewell common hunt for his charges to and from the court to my lord of Leicester for warrants for bucks 3s.8d., to Mr Knevett's household servants (fn. 83) when my lord mayor rid on hunting in St James' park 5s., to the keeper of the park gate 12d., to William Edwyn for serving my lord mayor and aldermen by water the same time 14s. 10d., and more by order of court [9 Sept. 1585, Rep.21, f.207] to John Devell for his further charges in obtaining the warrants £6.6s.; summa £7.10s.6d.
109. [f.72] To Mr Stephen Slany and Mr Henry Billingsly sheriffs for wax, herring and sturgeon wont to be paid by the Easterlings inhabiting the Steelyard £5.6s.8d. and for a petty toll wont also to be paid by the Easterlings 40s. due for one year ended at Michaelmas 1585, and to Sir Thomas Pullison knight, lord mayor, for wax, herring and sturgeon wont also to be paid by the Easterlings £5.6s.8d.; summa £12.13s.4d. (fn. 84)
110. To Mr Chamberlain for his horse hire due for one year ended at Michaelmas 1585 40s. and for his boat hire for like time 30s., and to Mr William Dummer comptroller of the chamber for his horse hire for like time 40s., summa £5.10s.0d.
111. [f.72v] 19 Oct.1585 to Mr Dumer, Henry Woodwall, John Shawe, Richard Foster, Edward Lile, James Lorde and Leonard Largen, to every of them 6s.8d. for measuring and treading out the ground at Bartholomew (Barthelmew) Fair last past 46s.8d., to Foster, Lile and Lorde for weighing of cheese at the cheese beam 6s., for meat and drink for 6 days for the said officers with a dinner on the Fair Eve for Mr Chamberlain and others £7.11s.3d., to a poor man for breaking and making the ground with a pick axe 6d., for writing 2 copies of the particular profits of the fair 2s.6d., and spent by John Shawe at the toll booth 23s.11d.; summa £11.10s.10d.
112. [f.73] 27 Aug. to John Grafton and Oswald Bate serjeants to Mr Sheriffs for their pains taken as sticklers (stucklers) at the wrestling 6s.8d.; by commandment of my lord mayor to the 2 clerks of St Magnus' church for making ready the church when my lord mayor and aldermen rode into Southwark at Our Lady Fair there 2s., and by like commandment the same time to the prisoners of the Marshalsea and King's Bench 4s., and to my lord mayor which he gave to 6 waits and trumpeters at Our Lady Fair 5s.; 25 Sept. by order of my lord mayor to William Ravenscroft and Robert Lyddus to either of them 20s. for their pains in seeing bills set upon such houses as were infected with the plague 40s.; summa £2.17s.8d. (fn. 85)
113. [f.73v] 28 June by a tally out of the exchequer to Robert Holmes one of the gentlemen porters to her majesty for her grace's moiety of such fines and penalties (being the moiety of £41.18s.8d. received of John Fraye[?] of Durfeld[?] clothier and 78 others upon divers penalties charged upon divers acts of parliament for defaults upon divers woollen cloths by the same persons divers times made from) (fn. 86) Michaelmas (1583 unto Michaelmas) 1584 £20.19s.4d.; more into the exchequer for the moiety of like fines and penalties seized upon faulty woollen cloths put to sale as aforesaid (being the moiety of £41.6s.8d.) and is due for one year ended at Michaelmas 1585 £20.13s.4d., for a tally for the same 20d., for joining 2 tallies for the foresaid fines and penalties for the said 2 years 3s.4d., to Mr Fanshaw for putting his hand to the rolls of the said accounts 53s.4d., and to [blank] Luttick his clerk for engrossing the said accounts 53s.4d.; to Mr Gadbery for setting down the debts of the said two years' accounts 13s.4d., to Mr Morrys and his clerk for a warrant to Mr Peter for a tally of reward 2s., to Mr Peter for the same tally 3s.4d., and for joining the same 3s.4d., to Mr Morryson for allowing the said 3 tallies and for a quietus est for the same 36s. and to his clerk 4s.; to Mr Christopher Osborne attorney accountant in the exchequer for the sheriffs of London for the farm of the office of alnage of woollen cloths due to her majesty for one year ended at Michaelmas 1585 £60; summa £110.6s.4d. (fn. 87) [cf.8h]
a. To Sir Thomas Bromely knight lord chancellor (fn. 88) £20.0s.0d. To Sir William Scicle (fn. 89) knight lord high treasurer £20.0s.0d. To Mr John Popham attorney general £10.0s.0d. For purses for the said new year's gifts 2s.8d.
b. 7 Oct. 1585 to Sir Thomas Pullison knight, lord mayor, in recompense of 4 tuns (tonnes) of wines towards the provision of his house allowed to every lord mayor, as well as by act of common council [7 Oct.1583, Jor.21, f.324] as by act of court of aldermen 2 July 1583 [Rep.20, f.442b], in consideration that by virtue of his office he should not make nor admit any man into the freedom or liberties of this city by redemption £40.0s.0d. (fn. 90)
b. To John Allington draper for 30 yards of London russet at 8s.4d. the yard £13.3s.4d. [sic], 32 yards at 10s. the yard £16.5s.[sic], 33 yards at 11s. the yard £18.3s., 19 yards at 12s.8d. the yard £12.0s.8d., 30 yards at 13s. the yard £19.10s., 36¼ yards at 14s. the yard £25.7s.6d., 20 yards at 14s. the yard £14, 32 yards at 15s.8d. the yard £25.1s.4d., and for 12 yards of cotton at 8d. the yard 8s.; summa (£143.19s.10d.)
c. Margin John Luck's gown and coat (fn. 91)
To Stephen Mabb and Jeffery Hosier for 4½ yards of French tawny at 11s.4d. the yard 51s., 1¼ yards of pheasant colour (fesante collour) at 10s.8d. the yard 18s.8d. [sic], and 13 yards of blue bays at 14d. the yard 15s.2d.; summa (£4.4s.10d.)
117. Margin [Money paid instead of] (fn. 92) cloth for winter liveries
To Mr Chamberlain 53.4d., Mr Common Serjeant 53s.4d., Mr Kitchen 40s., Mr Dalton 40s., Mr Owen 40s., Mr Fuller 40s., Mr Common Cryer 53s.4d., Mr Waterbailiff 53s.4d., Mr Common Hunt 53s.4d., the renter general 32s., the renter of Mr Raynewell 31s., the steward of Finsbury 24s., the renter of Finsbury 24s., the bailiff of Finsbury 24s., margin (the 6 waits), (fn. 93) Anthony Tyndall 28s., Walter Lowman 28s., Robert Strachy 28s., Thomas Comyn 28s., Arthur Norton 28s., Thomas [sic] (fn. 94) Blanckes 28s., [f.75] William Browne foreign taker 28s., John Evans mealweigher 28s., Mr Chamberlain's clerk 30s., Mr Common Serjeant's clerk 26s.8d., Mr Town Clerk's clerk 26s.8d., Peirson keeper of the star chamber 32s.
a. To John Allyngton draper for 33 yards of sad new colour (coller) at 7s.6d. the yard £12.7s.6d., 32 yards at 7s.8d. the yard £12.5s.4d., 31 yards at 9s. the yard £13.19s., 32 yards at 9s. the yard £14.8s., 15 yards at 10s.6d. the yard £8.2s.9d. [sic], and 12 yards of black cotton at 8d. the yard 8s., (summa £61.10s.7d.)
To Mr Chamberlain 53s.4d., Mr Common Serjeant 53s.4d., Mr William Domer 53s.4d., Mr Common Cryer 53s.4d., Mr Common Hunt 53s.4d., Mr Waterbailiff 53s.4d., the renter general 32s., Edward Lile 32s., the renter of Mr Raynewell 31s., Henry Woodwall 32s., James Harman 32s., [f.75v] Humfry Wynnington 32s., the accountant's clerk 30s., Mr Town Clerk's clerk 30s., William Edwyn bargeman 26s.8d., Mr Common Serjeant's clerk 26s.8d.
First this accountant asks allowance of £10 to him given by act of court and of £10 more given at the audit, of 20s. paid to the comptroller and clerk of the chamber for examining this account, of £6.13s.4d. paid to the comptroller of the chamber for his reward at the audit, and for purses and counters for the examination and casting of this account (19s.), and of £300 delivered 16 November by order of court [20 Oct. 1584, Rep.21, f.96b] to the honourable Thomas Pullison lord mayor by way of loan (for the repayment whereof Mr Pullyson and Mr William Thorowgood stand bound to this accountant), (fn. 95) summa (£328.12s.4d.)
Paid to the use of divers orphans from Michaelmas 1584 unto Michaelmas 1585, as particularly appears by an account thereof kept by James Pele by two books, the one called the ledger, folio 44, and the other called the journal, folio [blank], (fn. 96) as also by the repertory kept in the inner chamber of the Guildhall, and acquittances made by the receivers thereof, £1,411.4s.7d.
More paid within the time of this account to sundry persons for finding divers orphans whose portions remain in the chamber, as appears as well by the said journal kept by James Peele as also by sundry acquittances made by the parties receiving the same, £245.19s.0¼d.
d. Of Robert Medley goldsmith in part of £120 for a fine for the lease of his house and shop in West Cheap late in the tenure of John Lonyson goldsmith deceased and also a back room late in the tenure of John Marsham deceased, £30.0s.0d.
e. [f.78v] Of John Wilson goldsmith in part of £80 for a fine for a lease of his shop in West Cheap in the parish of St Vedast late demised with other things to John Lonyson goldsmith deceased, £20.0s.0d. (fn. 97)
b. To this accountant by the bequest of Sir John Philpott 13s.4d., to the rent gatherer for gathering the rents and potation money £3.6s.8d., and to Mr Dummer comptroller of the chamber by like bequest 3s.4d., summa £4.3s.4d.
c. In alms to 8 poor men and 5 poor women, to every of them 1d. by the day by the bequest of Sir John Philpott and due to them for 365 days, £19.15s.5d. (fn. 98)
a. To the dean and chapter of Westminster for quitrent out of a tenement 'Dragon' in Bridge Street 4s. and for a quitrent out of the tenement 'Crowne' near St Magnus 4s., due for one year ended at Michaelmas 1585, as by the acquittances of Godfrey Goodman collector for the dean appears, 8s.0d.
b. To this accountant for overseeing 4 poor children being found at school and learning by the bequest of Mr Carpenter 6s.8d. and to the comptroller of the chamber for like consideration 6s.8d., summa 13s.4d.
f. For (5½ yards) of London russet for the coats of the 4 children against Christmas 1584 at (10s.) the yard (55s.), (5¾) yards of broad cloth of new colour for the coats of the 4 children against Whitsuntide 1585 at (7s.6d.) the yard (43s.1½d.), for (24) yards of black cotton for lining for the 8 coats (at 8d. the yard 16s.), and to James Harman yeoman of the chamber which he laid out for buttons and making of the 8 coats (10s.4d.), (fn. 99) summa (£6.4s.5½d.)
i. 10 March to George Nicholles tailor, £5.19s.7d. (fn. 100)
a. To Nicholas Kennam to the use of the petty canons of St Paul's for Folliate's chantry, (fn. 101) £1.0s.0d.
b. [f.82v] To the chamber of London for quitrent out of a vestry of St Botolph Billingsgate charged in the rental of the general lands in the title of Tower Street and Bridge Street (fn. 102) for one year ended at Michaelmas 1585, £1.0s.0d.
f. To Henrick Lamberte alias Gittens, who married the late wife of Thomas Kellye butcher deceased, for a quitrent out of Holy Rood Alley near Billingsgate for one year ended at Michaelmas 1584 [sic], 10s.0d.
h. To Christopher Osborne attorney, accountant in the exchequer for the sheriffs, for the farm of the borough of Southwark due to the queen for one year ended at Michaelmas 1585, £10.0s.0d. (fn. 103)
i. To William Garrawaye draper and Alexander Grey clothworker, high collectors of the first fifteenth granted to the queen to be paid within the city of London, by the bequest of Sir [sic] John Raynewell, viz. for the ward of Aldgate £5, Billingsgate £32 and Dowgate £28, being all for the discharge of all the inhabitants within the said wards, summa £65.0s.0d.
134. [f.84] (fn. 104) The account of the chamberlain for the transportation and necessary provision of 2,420 soldiers into the Low Countries of Flanders for the service of her majesty.
This accountant charges himself with £50 received 14 August of Mr Richard Huddleston, treasurer of the queen's wars in the Low Countries of Flanders, for the transportation of 500 soldiers at 2s. per poll and with £122 received of him 23 August for the transportation of 1,220 soldiers at the like rate, and with £30 received of him for the transportation of 300 soldiers after the same rate, [f.84v] and with £266.13s.4d. received of him for the furnishing of 400 vagrant and masterless men taken up as pioneers (pioners) from her majesty's service there at 13s.4d. the piece, summa £468.13s.4d.
a. 14 Aug. for the transportation of 500 soldiers into the Low Countries of Flanders at 2s. per poll, viz. in the ship called the 'Roberte Bonaventure' of Yarmouth 150 men, in the 'John' of Yarmouth 150 men, in the 'Thomas' of Yarmouth 50 men and in the 'Swallowe' of London 150 men, whereof there were under Mr John Norrys general of the [f.85] said wars 50 men, under [blank] Athrington captain 150 men, under Thomas Knowles captain 150 men, under Thomas Maria Winckfeild captain 150 men, summa £50.0s.0d.
b. 16 Aug. for the transportation of 300 men at 2s. per poll, viz. under Francis Carsey captain 150 men in the ship called the 'Mary Flower' of London, John Bennett master, and under Henry Norrys captain 150 men in the 'Guifte of God' of London, Thomas Stephens master, (as by their 2 acquittances appears £30); 17 Aug. for transporting 100 soldiers under John Robertes captain at like rate in the 'Daniell' of London, James Mortymer master, (as by the acquittance of John Porter owner of the ship appears) £10; 18 Aug. for transporting 310 men at like rate £31 (as by 2 acquittances the one of £16 made by Clement Wylkynson and the other of £15 made by Peter Olyver appears), viz. under Edward Huntley captain 160 men in the 'Rowe Buck' of Blakeney (Blackney), Clement Wilkinson master, and under Thomas Baskervilde captain 150 men in the 'Guifte of God' of London, Peter Olyver master; 19 Aug. for [f.85v] transporting 50 men at like rate in the 'Mary Katheryn' of London, Edward Owen master, and under John Sybthorpe captain (as by the acquittance of Christopher Abdye appears) £5; 20 Aug. for transporting 250 men at like rate (as by the acquittance of John Love master of the 'Honde' of London appears) £25, viz. under Mr Richard Huddleston treasurer of the queen's wars there 150 men in the 'Hounde' of Colchester, John Love master, and under the said John Sybthorpe 100 men in the said 'Hounde' of London, John Love master; 21 Aug. for transporting 210 men at like rate (as by 2 acquittances the one of £15 made by William Bradley of Hull master and [the other of £6 made by] (fn. 105) Thomas Langthorne salter appears) £21, viz. under Francis Darcye captain 150 men in the 'Phenix' of Hull, William Bradley master, and under the said Edward Huntley captain 60 men in the 'Elizabeth' of London, William Noble master; summa £122.0s.0d.
c. [f.86] 20 and 28 Sept. for the transportation of 300 men, viz. to Richard Buckley of London mariner for transporting 150 men under Edward Norrys captain in the 'Ann' of London, the said Richard Buckley master, at 2s. per poll (as by the acquittance of [blank]) £15, and to Francis Anthony for transporting 150 men under John Wotton captain in the 'Guifte of God' of London, James Church master, at like rate (as by [the acquittance of] (fn. 106) Charles Anthony goldsmith appears) £15; summa £30.
d. 26 Oct.  to Sir Thomas Pullison knight lord mayor which he paid for the furnishing and transporting of 400 masterless men taken up within London, Middlesex and other places into the Low Countries as pioneers viz. for their coats at 4s. the coat £80, for their victuals to the sea £40, for their transportation at 2s. the piece £40, and to every of the 400 5s.4d. the piece £106.13s. 4d., of which 400 men 200 were under Jeffery Gates captain and shipped in the 'Flower of Comforte' of London, William Williams master, and 200 under [f.86v] John Potter captain and shipped in the 'Grace of God' of London, Samuel Spencer master; summa £266.13s.4d.
136.a. 1. Hugh Stewkely gentleman for the rest of £13.6s.8d. towards reparations done in the house wherein he dwells in the Old Bailey, (fn. 107) as appears in the account of the year 5 & 6 Philip and Mary , £3.6s.8d.
b. 2. Leonard Warcopp gentleman for a fine assessed (ceased) upon him by the court 5 April 1571 [Rep.17, f.134] for marrying Rebecca daughter and orphan of William Coxe haberdasher without licence, £10.0s.0d.
c. 3. Richard Mathewe cutler for money to him lent as by the third account of Mr George Heaton late chamberlain [1565–66] appears £100, for the payment whereof he has assured to the use of the city one messuage near Fleet Bridge, £100.0s.0d. (fn. 108)
d. 4. The master and governors of Christ's Hospital and St Bartholomew's Hospital for £50 paid by George Heaton late chamberlain to George Davies, as in his 4th account [1566–67] appears, for the redeeming of a lease which Davies had for marsh ground in Poplar and a wharf now in the tenure of William Dente whereof the hospitals took the benefit, £50.0s.0d.
e. 5. The master and governors of St Bartholomew's Hospital for reparations done upon the west part of Christ Church belonging to the hospital, as by the weeks' bills and emptions mentioned in the last account of the said late chamberlain [1576–77] appears, £74.8s.5d. (fn. 109)
b. 7. George Gunnes merchant taylor for the rest of £4 due for the fine of his house near Broken Wharf, (fn. 110) £2.0s.0d.
c. 8. Peter Morrys stranger for the rest of £50 which was impressed to him upon a bargain to bring up water out of the Thames to the height of the steeple of St Magnus church and from thence to be conveyed further up into the city, (fn. 111) £25.0s.0d.
g. 12. (John Martyn now the master plumber to the chamber of London and his successors being the rest of £37 due by William Axe late master plumber deceased payable by order of court 17 March 1584 [Rep.21, f.40], £32.0s.0d.) (fn. 114)
138.a. 14. George Heaton late chamberlain and his sureties, being parcel of the foot of his last account (1576–77) with £7 due by Edward Welton as by the same account appears, £1,463.0s.10¾d. and 28 peppercorns.
b. [f.88] 15. George Heaton and his sureties for £10 to him allowed in his last account [1576–77] for the lands, revenues and profits of Mr Raynewell for money paid to Gilbert Hill attorney, accountant to the then sheriffs, for the fee farm of Southwark when in deed the same remained unpaid, and since paid by Mr Mabb late chamberlain and to him allowed in his first account for Mr Raynewell [1577–78], £10.0s.0d.
c. 16. George Heton and his sureties for plate remaining in his custody for the use of the orphans of Thomas Rundell, wherewith he was not at any time charged in any account but remained a pawn for the payment of £20 due to the said orphans and by him laid to gage and now redeemed by the late chamberlain [Mabbe] as by his first account [1577–78] appears, £20.0s.0d.
e. 18. The aforesaid Peter Morrys for £25 paid by order of court 16 Feb. 1581 [Rep.20, f.170b] to John Martyn plumber for Morrys' debt, (fn. 115) £25.0s.0d.
f. 19. The said Morrys for the which George Carleton and Humfry Michell esquires stand bound by obligation to the chamberlain in £200 for payment of £100 at the end of one year which expired in February 1582 by the said order [Rep.20, f.170b], (fn. 116) £100.0s.0d.
g. [f.88v] 20. Nicholas Willye late waterbailie for the rent of the tenement within Bishopsgate called the 'Ancres House' (fn. 117) due for 2¾ years ended at Midsummer 1580, £7.10s.0d.
139.a. 21. The executors of Mr William Boxe late alderman deceased for his fine to be discharged of the mayoralty, £200.0s.0d. (fn. 118)
b. 22. Thomas Skynner clothworker for a fine upon him assessed (seaced) by the lord mayor and court of aldermen for certain unreverent speeches by him spoken against the lord mayor, (fn. 119) £66.13s.4d.
d. 24. Cuthbert Buckle vintner for the rest of his fine of £200 for that he refused to be sheriff [6 Aug. 1580, Jor.21, f.60], £50.0s.0d. (fn. 120)
e. 25. The merchants of the Steelyard for that the chamberlain has paid yearly by the space of 24 (fn. 121) years to the lord mayor and sheriffs for the time being, in consideration as well of wax, herring and sturgeon wont yearly to be paid to them by the merchants as also 40s. yearly [f.89] for a petty toll due by them to the sheriffs, as by divers accounts as well of John Sturgeon late chamberlain as by all the accounts of George Heton also late chamberlain appears, amounting in the whole, over and above the charges which the city has been at for the repairing of Bishopsgate which should have been borne by them, to the sum of [blank] (fn. 122)
There follows a deleted entry: 'William Dante improver of rushes for the rest of £25.8s.8d. by him due, as by the foot of the 4th account of Mr Mabb late chamberlain [1580–81] appears, and for which he stands bound in 4 obligations to be paid at 4 several terms of the year, the first payment at Michaelmas 1582 according to an order of 15 May 1582 [Rep.20, f.322b], by which order he was remitted of £5.8s.8d. being the rest of his debt'.
140.a. [f.89v] 27. Christopher Lightfoote for the rest of £20 for a messuage in the Old Bailey to him demised and to be paid at the commencement of his lease, £10.0s.0d. (fn. 125)
b. 28. Thomas Bayarde clothworker in full discharge of £200 of which he is to pay by order of court 15 Feb. 24 Elizabeth  £100 by £20 yearly, the first payment to begin at Christmas 1583, for which he stands bound by 5 obligations of £20 the piece, £60.0s.0d. [see 12g] (fn. 126)
e. 31. John Porter for a garden there, £5.0s.0d. (fn. 129)
g. 33. John Talbott for a garden at Houndsditch, £4.0s.0d. (fn. 130)
h. 34. William Henbyry for a garden at Bevis Marks (Bevy Merckes), £5.0s.0d. (fn. 131)
j. 36. William Huckle for a garden there, £2.8s.0d. (fn. 132)
l. 38. Richard Bushe for a tenement at St Mary Axe, £5.0s.0d. (fn. 135)
m. 39. John Nicholas for a house in the Old Bailey, £20.0s.0d. (fn. 136)
n. 40. William Lowe for a tenement in the Old Bailey, £10.0s.0d. (fn. 137)
p. 42. Thomas Davies cutler for the rest of £100 for a fine of a house over and on both sides of the gate of Temple Bar, £80.0s.0d. (fn. 138)
r. 44. William Crowther clothworker for the rest of £50 to him lent out of the chamber by order of court, £5.0s.0d. [see 12h] (fn. 139)
141.a. [f.91v] 45. Mr Thomas Gore grocer for his fine for that he refused to be sheriff [6 Aug. 1584, Jor.21, f.371b], £200.0s.0d. (fn. 140)
k. 55. Mr John Taylor haberdasher in discharge of all offices by order of court 2 Sept. 1585 [Rep.21, f.204b], (fn. 141) £333.6s.8d.
m. 57. Mr Richard Barne mercer for his discharge of the rooms of alderman and shrievalty by order of court 22 July 1585 [Rep.21, f.196], £133.6s.8d. (fn. 142)
142.a. 58. Thomas Lutwich joiner, keeper of the gaol of Ludgate, by his own agreement being the debt which Robert Thrower waxchandler, late keeper, did owe to this city, by order of court 26 Jan. 1585, £66.13s.4d. [see 11d]
c. 60. Robert Medley goldsmith for the rest of £120 for the lease of his house in Westcheap, (fn. 143) £90.0s.0d.
d. 61. John Wilson goldsmith for the rest of £80 for the lease of his shop in Westcheap, (fn. 144) £60.0s.0d.
e.  [blank] Ishame gentleman for paving work by the city done at his house at St Mary Spital at Easter 1584 £5.7s.2d. towards which there rests in the hands of Mr Chamberlain one tablet of gold supposed to be worth 40s. or thereabouts [see 35].
143. [f.92] Plate and jewels remaining in the hands of the now chamberlain (fn. 145)
Also a standing cup with a cover antique work all gilt weighing 65 oz., one other standing cup with a cover with a crown imperial all gilt and weighing 40 oz., one dozen of spoons all gilt weighing 32 oz., 2 dozen of trenchers parcel gilt being late burnished and gilded weighing 205½ oz., and a basin and ewer all gilt antique work chased with the arms of this city weighing 129½ oz., [all] of the gift of William Denham knight and alderman for his fine of his discharge of aldermanship and mayoralty.
Also the collar of fine gold with the letter SS of the gift of Sir John Allen knight and alderman, deceased, lately enlarged and now weighing 39¼ oz.; a jewel of fine gold given by Sir Martin Boyes knight, with fair raised work and enamelled, with some gold added thereunto, having a great emerald and 12 (fn. 146) sapphires moyen (moyne) fashion with a great balas (balist), 3 pointed diamonds and 4 great pearls, which stones and pearls were also given by Sir Martin Bowes late lord mayor, [with] also one fair sapphire of the gift of Sir Roger Martyn knight also late lord mayor, whereunto is also lately added one pearl which cost £8 as in the 9th account of Mr Heaton late chamberlain [1571–72] appears; also 2 livery pots which heretofore remained in the chamber white and now lately gilded and appointed now and henceforth [f.92v] to serve the lord mayor, the one weighing 49¼ oz. and the other 47½ oz.; also a fair basin and ewer of silver all gilt of the gift of Dame Margaret North, widow of Sir Edward North knight Lord North deceased, to the intent that they shall be yearly occupied at the lord mayor's feast and also at his house so long as the same shall endure weighing 140 oz.; also one great gilt bowl with a cover with the arms of the city weighing 43½ oz. of the gift of Robert Cristofer clothworker and one of the secondaries of the compter (counter); also 2 dozen of trenchers of silver parcel gilt with the arms of this city weighing 137¼ oz. which were provided at the charge of the city and appointed to pass from lord mayor to lord mayor yearly to be occupied in their houses according to an order of court 25 Feb. [recte Oct.] 1580 [Rep.20, f.127b].
144. [f.90] (fn. 147) For the which the City owes
a. There remains due for the captives by several collections as by the last account and this account appears, £193.18s.3¼d. (fn. 148)
b. To the dean and chapter of Canterbury for lands of them purchased and left to the soil of the Royal Exchange now builded to be paid upon 6 months warning £600, and the city is charged to pay yearly to the dean and chapter over and above the debt aforesaid so long as the £600 shall be unpaid £30 yearly, £600.0s.0d. [see 16 1] (fn. 149)
c. To divers orphans as appears in the book called the journal kept by James Poell, £5,493.17s.10½d. (fn. 150)
d. To Elizabeth Jaques widow and her children to be paid when the children come to their age, over and above £3.6s.8d. yearly to be paid to her during the nonage of the children for their finding, in consideration of 100 marks to them also due for part of a house to them belonging taken in the said soil [of the Royal Exchange], 100 marks. (fn. 151)
e. [f.91] And the commonalty of this city remains in debt for the foot of the account, viz. Philpott, Carpenter, Raynewell and Finsbury as appears in anno 1582 £745.18s.5½d. and more for this year £166.14s.10d. (fn. 152)
145. [f.93 blank, f.93v] Foreign Charge 1585 (fn. 153)
146. [This draft account lacks the final totals and particulars of the audit such as are to be found in the account for 1585–86 (see 270 and 281). The figures can be partially reconstructed as follows:
Also the chamberlain owes upon the Finsbury account, 3 red roses. (fn. 154)