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Bridge House Rental 3: Account for 1461-2

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London Bridge: Selected Accounts and Rentals, 1381-1538. Originally published by London Record Society, London, 1995.

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BRIDGE HOUSE RENTAL 3

Account for 1461-2

296. [f. 25] Account of Peter Aldfold and Peter Caldecote, Wardens of London Bridge from Michaelmas in the first year of the reign of King Edward the Fourth since the Conquest [1461], to Michaelmas in the second year of the reign of the same King [1462], for one whole year.

297. Arrears.
Item they render account for £154 9¾d. of arrears from the last account for the preceding year, as appears on the foot of that account. Item for 40s. received from John Rokesley chaplain, pledge of Robert Watson late collector of the foreign and quit-rents of the Bridge, in part payment of £13 6s. 9d. owed hitherto, as parcel of £5 6s. 9d. of arrears of the said Robert charged in the arrears of account of Thomas Cooke and Thomas Davy late wardens of the Bridge. Total £156 9¾d.

298. Proper rent.
Item for £541 18s. 8d. proper rent of the lands and tenements of proper rent of the Bridge, as appears by the rental renewed at Michaelmas in the first year of the said king, payable at the feasts of All Hallows, the Purification of the Blessed Mary, Pentecost, and St Peter ad Vincula in equal portions.
Total £541 18s. 8d.

299. Foreign rent.
Item for £53 18s. 8d. rent of lands and tenements, mills, meadows, and pastures in Stratford, Deptford, Lewisham, Southwark, and elsewhere in the country, as appears by the rental thereof renewed at Michaelmas in the said first year etc.
Total £53 18s. 8d.

300. Farm of the Stocks.
Item for £40 received from the wardens of the craft of Butchers of London, for the farm of the moiety of the lower part of the Stocks, London, viz. on the north side there to sell flesh this year, as demised by Nicholas Wyfold, late mayor of the city, and the aldermen of the same, and Thomas Cooke and Thomas Davy, late wardens of the said Bridge, to Richard Fremot and John Bowle [f. 25v.] then wardens of the said craft of Butchers in the name of the company [societatis] of the said craft, accustomed to order [disponere] the sale of flesh there, as is more fully contained in the agreement made thereof between the same mayor, aldermen, and wardens of the Bridge on the one part and the said Richard Fremot and John Bowle in the name of the company on the other; paying yearly to the said wardens of the Bridge or their attorneys each week for the 46 weeks falling outside Lent, 17s. 4½d., and more in all on Saturday the eve of Quinquagesima Sunday 9d., counting the said Saturday the eve of Quinquagesima Sunday and Saturday the eve of Easter in the said 46 weeks.

301. Item for £27 14s. 8d. received from Edmund Newman, Henry Smyth, and William Laurens, citizens and stockfishmongers of London, for the south part of the Stocks Market called the fisshe market, demised to them by Peter Aldfold and Peter Caldecote, wardens of the said Bridge, to have and hold the said south part or market from 27 February 38 Henry VI, lately king de facto and not de jure [1460], until the end of ten years fully completed, rendering yearly to the said wardens and their successors or their true [certo] attorney £27 14s. 8d., paying every week 10s. 8d., as is more fully contained in an indenture made thereof.
Total £67 14s. 8d.

302. Quit-rents.
Item for 12s. received from the wardens of the fraternity of the Salve founded in the church of St Magnus the Martyr, issuing yearly to the support of the Bridge from 3 shops with solars built over situated at the Staples [Stapulas] of the said Bridge towards London on the south side.
Item for 3s. received from the same wardens for a yearly quit-rent from three other shops with solars built over belonging to the said fraternity, situated at the said Staples on the east side between the land sometime of Roger Clovyle to the north and the common latrine there to the south.
Item for 66s. 8d. received from the wardens of the same for a yearly quit-rent to the support of the said Bridge from one corner tenement opposite the said church situated between the king's street leading to Billingsgate to the south and the common street called Bridge Street to the west.
Item for 2s. 6d. received from the said wardens for a yearly quit-rent from the tavern tenement called the Lion annexed to the said corner tenement on the east, which was sometime of Richard Essex and now belongs to the said church.
Item for 15d. received from the said wardens for a yearly quit-rent from a certain shop annexed to the said tavern tenement on the east, and now belonging to the said church.
[right margin:] £4 5s. 5d.

303. [f. 26] Item for 40s. for a yearly quit-rent from 2 tenements annexed to the said tavern tenement to the east of the same, whereof one tenement was sometime of John Bruer and the other sometime of Thomas Warle etc.
Item for 12d. for a yearly quit-rent from the tenement sometime of Stephen Abyndon, now belonging to the priory of St. Mary Overey in Southwark and situated beside Oystergate to the east.
Item for 4s. 8d. for a yearly quit-rent from one tenement of old called the horshede, sometime of Henry Wymond, situated in the parish of St Dunstan in the East, now belonging to the Chamber of the Guildhall of the city of London.
Item for 4s. 8d. for a yearly quit-rent from one tenement situated in the said parish of St Dunstan in the East, sometime of Adam Canon, annexed to the said tenement called the horshede.
Item for 2s. 6d. from one tenement situated in the same parish, sometime of Roger atte Pounde, and now belonging to the fraternity of St John the Baptist of the Tailors of London.
Item for 2s. 6d. received of the wardens of the craft or company of Grocers of London, for a yearly quit-rent from one tenement situated in the same parish and annexed to the tenement of the fraternity of the said Tailors.
Item for 26s. 8d. for a yearly quit-rent from one tenement situated in the parish of St Leonard in Eastcheap, sometime of John Odierne, afterwards of Alice Knyght.
Item for 8s. for a yearly quit-rent from one tenement of the abbot and convent of the monastery of St Saviour of Bermondsey, situated in the same parish, between the tenement of the prior and convent of Christ Church Canterbury to the north and the corner tenement to the south.
Item for 14s. 4d. for a yearly quit-rent from from one tenement situated in the same parish, sometime of John Causton, now of the prioress and convent of the house of nuns of St Helen within Bishopsgate, London.
Item for 9s. 4d. for a yearly quit-rent from one brewhouse called the Pye, sometime of John Courteys, now of the prior and convent of the Charterhouse by Smithfield, and situated in the parish of St Benet Gracechurch, London.
Item for 33s. 4d. for a yearly quit-rent from one tenement situated in the same parish, which was sometime of William Olyver, now of John Levyng.
Item for 40s. for a yearly quit-rent from one tenement sometime with a forge then [detunc] of Master Henry Grovehurst, and now without a forge, situated in the parish of All Hallows Gracechurch, London.
Item for 5s. for a yearly quit-rent from one tenement situated in the same parish called the White lyon, now belonging to the fraternity of Tailors of London.
Item for 8s. for a yearly quit-rent from one tenement sometime a brewhouse, situated at the corner of Billiter Lane towards Creechurch, situated in the parish of St Katherine Creechurch, which was sometime of Thomas Brayton, afterwards of John Percy, and now of Henry Jurdan, fishmonger.
[right margin:] £9 19s.

304. [f. 26v] Item for 3s. received of the wardens of the fraternity of St John the Baptist of the Tailors of London, for a yearly quit-rent from one tenement with 4 shops annexed to it on the north side, and with 5 shops annexed to it on the south side, situated in the parish of St Martin Outwich London.
Item for 5s. for a yearly quit-rent from one tenement in Birchin Lane in the parish of St Edmund in Lombard Street, at the sign of the Skimmer [la Scomer], which was sometime of William Dykeman, and now belongs to the college of Shottesbrook in [blank; recte Berks.].
Item for 2s. from one tenement with 4 shops annexed situated in the same parish, sometime of Nicholas Sleve and now belonging to the church of St Swithin in Candlewick Street.
Item for 4s. for a yearly quit-rent from 3 shops with solars built over, together with a certain void plot of land called a wodehawe situated in the same parish.
Item for 4s. for a yearly quit-rent from one tenement situated in the parish of All Hallows the Less, sometime of William Sadiller, afterwards of Robert Pellican, fishmonger.
Item for 10s. received from the Chamber of the Guildhall of the city of London for a yearly quit-rent from one tenement situated in the same parish, sometime of Adam Fraunceys, now belonging to the said Chamber.
Item for 19s. 8d. received from the said Chamber for a yearly quit-rent from one tenement situated in the parish of St Laurence Pountney London, sometime of Roger Depeham.
Item for 2s. 6d. for a yearly quit-rent from one tenement situated in the parish of St Swithin in Candlewick Street, sometime of John Dunmow, and now it is the vestry of the same church.
Item for 2s. for a yearly quit-rent from one tenement situated in the same parish, annexed to the said vestry, now belonging to the rector of the same church, situated between the said vestry to the south and the tenement sometime of Richard Weste to the north.
Item for 6s. 8d. for a yearly quit-rent from a certain seld called the Brode Selde situated in the parish of St Pancras, which was sometime of William Norton, afterwards of William Wetenhale.
Item for 9s. from one tenement sometime with a forge, situated in the parish of St Martin without Ludgate, sometime of William de Stratton, afterwards of John Gravesende etc.
Item for 8s. for a yearly quit-rent from one tenement with 2 shops situated in the parish of St Bride in Fleet Street, belonging to the church of St Paul, London.
Item for 40s. for a yearly quit-rent from divers tenements under the palace of the bishop of London, sometime built by Michael de Norhtborow, sometime [1354-61] bishop of London.
Item for 13s. 4d. for a yearly quit-rent from one tenement situated in the parish of St Olave in Southwark at the Staples of the Bridge towards Southwark, belonging to the chantry founded in the church of St Michael in riola [St Michael Paternoster].
Item for 13s. 4d. received from the prior and convent of St Mary Overey for a yearly quit-rent from a tenement situated in the parish of St George in Southwark called le Exmew.
[right margin:] £7 22d. £7 2s. 6d.

305. [f. 27] Item for 8s. for a yearly quit-rent from a certain great garden situated in Kent Street in Southwark, sometime of William Horn, and called le Moote.
Item for 6s. received from the abbot and convent of the abbey of St Mary Graces by the Tower of London, in full payment of all arrears of a certain yearly quit-rent of 2s. owed yearly to the Bridge from one tenement of the said abbot and convent with houses extending to the water of Thames situated in the parish of St Michael Queenhithe [ad ripam regine], in arrears for a long time; as adjudged by the arbitration of Thomas Brian, common serjeant of the city of London, and Thomas Rigby, under-sheriff [sub vicec'] of London, such that the said abbot and convent and their successors will well and faithfully pay the said quit-rent of 2s. to the wardens of the Bridge for ever.
[right side/margin:] 14s. £22 4d. 2[lost]
Total £22 3d.

306. Quit-rents not levied.
They do not answer for 2s. quit-rent sometime received from one tenement of the abbot and convent of Stratford Langthorn situated in the parish of St Clement by Candlewick Street, because it is restored by a certain yearly quit-rent of 2s. of the same abbot and convent issuing yearly from the tenements of the said Bridge in Lewisham etc.
Nor do they answer for 5s. quit-rent lately received from one tenement situated in the parish of St Michael in Crooked Lane, sometime of Agnes Lucas and afterwards of John Levynge, fishmonger, because the said tenement stands vacant and no distraint can be taken there etc.
Nor for 8s. quit-rent lately received from one tenement called Cokdon halle situated in the parish of St Dunstan in the East.
Nor for 7s. from one tenement situated in the same parish called the personage.
Nor for 12d. quit-rent sometime received from 2 shops with solar/s built over under one structure, situated in the parish of St Stephen in Walbrook, sometime of John Pecok and lately of John Herste.
Nor for 6s. 6d. quit-rent lately received from one tenement situated in the parish of St Michael Bassishaw, sometime of William Norton, draper, and now of Hugh Wyche, mayor of London.
[right side:] 29s. 6d.

307. [f. 27v] Nor for 5s. quit-rent sometime received from one tenement in the parish of St Magnus, sometime of John Wymondham, afterwards of John Lovekyn, now belonging to the said church.
Nor for 8s. 9d. quit-rent sometime received from one shop situated in the same parish, sometime of John Ryder, afterwards of John Wynter, and now it belongs to the said church.
Nor for 8s. 9d. quit-rent from one shop annexed to the other shop on the south side thereof, which was sometime of William Stody, afterwards of Robert Domynyk.
Nor for 16s. quit-rent sometime received from one tenement situated in the parish of St Botolph by Billingsgate, which was sometime of Master Henry Grovehurste.
Nor for 12d. from one tenement with 2 shops situated in the same parish, which was sometime of John Wrothe, afterwards of Robert Wedyngton, and lately of Thomas Selowe.
Nor for 11s. 8d. sometime received from one tenement situated in the parish of St Mary at Hill, called the Lambe, sometime of Henry Pycard and afterwards of John Wade.
Nor for 6s. 8d. sometime received from another tenement situated in the same parish on the wharf called Trayerswharf on the west part there, and it belongs to the prior and convent of the church of Holy Trinity within Aldgate London.
Nor for 3s. 4d. sometime received from one tenement situated in the same parish, which sometime was of John Lovekyn and afterwards of William Walworth.
[right margin:] 21s. 8d. in the parish of St Mary at Hill. There are no evidences concerning the right and title of the same rent.
Nor for 3s. sometime received from one tenement situated in the parish of St Dunstan in the East on the corner of Mincing Lane, called the Cokke.
Nor for 4s. 8d. from one tenement situated in the same parish, in the corner of the churchyard of the said church on the south, sometime of Nicholas Hotot, afterwards of John Guy.
Nor for 2s. from one tenement situated in the same parish, sometime of Isabel Rothynge, afterwards [entry incomplete]
Nor for 3s. sometime received from one tenement situated in the parish of All Hallows Barking London, sometime of Richard Grymesby, afterwards of Thomas Edyngton.
Nor for 12d. sometime received from one tenement situated in the parish of St Andrew by Eastcheap called the Stonehous, sometime of John Coleyne, afterwards of Margaret Bamme.
Nor for 4s. sometime received from one tenement situated in Crooked Lane in the parish of St Margaret in Bridge Street, sometime of John Lutle [sic], afterwards of John Churcheman.
Nor for 12d. sometime received from one tenement situated in the parish of St Leonard in Eastcheap, sometime of John Fraunceys, afterwards of John Litley, afterwards of Christ Church Canterbury, and afterwards of Thomas Sampson.
Nor for 2s. sometime received from one tenement situated in Candlewick Street in the same parish, called le Cheker, sometime of William Doget, situated beside the tenement of the prior of the New Hospital of St Mary without Bishopsgate, London.
Nor for 12d. from one shop situated in the same parish, sometime of John Litle.
Nor for 12d. from 10 shops with solars built over, situated in the parish of St Mary Axe, sometime of John Trumpeton, afterwards of Thomas Davy, draper.
[right side] £4 3s. 9d.

308. [f. 28] Nor for 8s. quit-rent sometime received from one tenement with 2 shops situated in the parish of St Michael on Cornhill, sometime of Simon Moredon, which now belong to a certain chantry founded in the said church.
Nor for 5s. sometime received from one tenement situated in Stockfishmongers Row in the parish of St Michael in Crooked lane, which sometime was of John Lovekyn.
Nor for 6s. from one tenement situated in the parish of All Hallows the Less, and now belonging to the master of the College of St Laurence Pountney London.
Nor for 10s. from one tenement situated in the parish of St Mary Abchurch, sometime of John Herford, afterwards of John Crooke, and afterwards of John Wodcok, and now of John Langwith, tailor.
Nor for 12d. from one tenement situated in the parish of St Mary Bothaw, which sometime was of Thomas Salesbury, knight, now belonging to the Chamber of the Guildhall of London.
(Nor for 12d. from 2 shops with solar/s built over under one building, situated in the parish of St Stephen in Walbrook, sometime of John Pecok, one shop of which was lately of John Herst, skinner, and the other shop with solar/s built over was lately of John Beverley.) [left margin:] <Because earlier>
Nor for 13s. 4d. quit-rent sometime received from one tenement situated in the parish of St Mary Woolnoth, sometime of Hamo Lumbard, afterwards of Margaret Bamme.
Nor for 2s. from one tenement situated in the same parish at the corner of Sherborne Lane, which sometime was of John Fissh, afterwards [entry incomplete]
Nor for 2s. 6d. from one tenement situated in the parish of St Bartholomew the Little, London, which sometime was of John Litle, afterwards of the prior and convent of Christ Church Canterbury.
Nor for 4s. from a tenement sometime a brewhouse called the horshede in the parish of St Alban in Wood Street, which sometime was of John Basyngstoke.
Nor for 2s. from one tenement situated in the same parish, sometime of the said John.
Nor for 2s. from one tenement situated in the parish of St Mary Aldermanbury, at the corner there, which sometime was of Robert Rous.
Nor for 2s. from one tenement with 8 shops situated at the corner of Basinghall Street [Bassyngeshawe] towards London Wall, in the parish of St Michael there, sometime of John London, and now belonging to the church of St Michael Bassishaw.
Nor for 3s. 8d. from one tenement of the prior and convent of the New Hospital of St Mary without Bishopsgate, situated in the parish of St Olave on the Wall.
Nor for 2s. from one tenement situated in the parish of St Stephen in Coleman Street, opposite the said church, sometime of Simon Dolsely, afterwards of Margaret Fastolf.
Nor for 8s. from one tenement situated at the corner at the Staples of the Bridge towards Southwark, in the parish of St Olave, now of the master and brothers [confratrum] of the Hospital of St Thomas the Martyr in Southwark aforesaid.
Nor for 4s. from one tenement of the said master and brothers situated in the parish of St Margaret in Southwark, between the tenement sometime of Simon le Plomer to the south and the tenement sometime of William Peyntour to the north etc.
[right side:] 76s. 6d.

309. [f. 28v] Nor for 2s. from one tenement situated in the parish of St George in Southwark, which sometime was of Walter Bukstede.
Nor for 4d. from one tenement situated in the parish of St Giles without Cripplegate, which sometime was of Richard fitz Mitchell.
Nor for 4d. from one tenement sometime situated in the parish of St Botolph without Aldgate, sometime of Walter Basyng, now of the abbot and convent of the monastery of St Mary Graces by the Tower of London.
Nor for 12d. from one tenement in Horton in Surrey, sometime in the tenure of John Kynge.
Nor for 2s. from one piece of meadow lying in the parish of West Ham by Stratford atte Bow, in the meadow called Russh Hope, sometime of John Bruggewright.
Nor for 3d. from one tenement situated in Sawbridgeworth in Essex, which sometimes was of Adam de Sabrichworth.
Nor for 4s. 10d., parcel of the sum of 7s. 10d. quit-rent lately received from divers lands and tenements in Lewisham etc.
Because the said parcels of quit-rent have for a long time been detained and unpaid, and the evidences wherewith the said wardens should claim [postularent] and collect the said rent are not in their keeping.
[right side:] 10s. 9d.
[centre:] £10 7d.
Total nothing.

310. Passage across/through the Bridge.
But they render [account] for £43 16s. 7d. <with 3s. 4d. for the passage of the carts of the prioress of Halywell> received from divers men for the passage of carts and loaded wains [carectarum et carr' onerat'] crossing the Bridge this year, taking for each cart with iron-bound wheels 2s., and for each cart with bare wheels 2d. a time, and for each wain of the beer-brewers [Berebruers] and others 6s. 8d. yearly. Item for 18s. 8d. received from divers men for raising the drawbridge for the passage of ships this year, taking for each raising of the drawbridge 2d.
Total £44 15s. 3d.

311. Sales.
Item [they render account] for 33s. 4d. received from William Graunt for the price of an iron-bound cart. Item for 10s. received from the same William for a cart to carry dung and mortar. Item for £10 received from the same William for 6 cart-horses. Item for 10s. received from the same William for the harness [apparat' pro tractur'] for the same 6 horses. Item for 13s. 4d. received from the said William for a certain parcel of hay sold to him. Item for 25s. received from [name omitted], the price of 304 loads of lime [calc' ust'] sold. Item for 12s. 6d. received from Richard Long for the croppings and boughs of 50 elms sold to him.
Item for 9s. 10d. received from [f. 29] John Copyn founder, the price of 59 lb. of old metal from the worn-out and dismantled brass bearings [les brases perusitat' et decapt'] of the fulling-mill beyond Stratford. Item for 3s. 4d. received from Robert Cawode for the price of one Caen stone sold to him. Item for 4s. received from John Assh for one old cart bought from the Bridge store. Item for 24s. received from John Copyn for a parcel of old timber and old doors and windows dismantled at the tenement called the Crown in Southwark. Item for 10d. received from Thomas Oulegreve, alderman of the city of London, for 8 lb. wrought iron sold to him. Item for 40s. received from John Theyne limeburner for 90 one-bushel sacks and 4 four-bushel sacks to put lime in, sold to him this year. Item for 15s. received from Peter Caldecote for divers parcels of timber, shingles, planks, nails and other stuff [stuffur'] from the Bridge store sold to him this year. Item for 16s. 8d. received from William Bouchier clerk of the works of the Bridge for divers parcels of timber, planks and other stock from the Bridge store sold to him this year. Item for 53s. 2½d. received from divers persons for similar stuff sold this year. Total £23 11s. ½d.

312. Casual receipts.
Item for 60s. received from Thomas Pykto, citizen and hatter of London, for the reversion of those 2 tenements of the Bridge situated at the north end of Old Change in the parish of St Michael le Querne [ad bladum], now demised by indenture to Thomas Hare, citizen and hatter of London, to have and hold to the same Thomas Pykto for 12 years from the end of Thomas Hare's term. Item for 12d. received for carriage of 1 pipe of iron from London to Croydon with the Bridge cart.
Item for 12d. received from Peter Roughhede for a fine because there was a fishery [qr piscat' fuit] beside the staddles of the Bridge contrary to the order made. Item for 7s. received from Thomas Clarell for the wages of the carpenter/s of the Bridge hired to install a certain great brass pan [patellam] in the hearth [fornacium] in his tenement outside Bishopsgate. Item for 22s. received from divers fullers for equipment for fulling work done within the mill of Stratford in the time it stood vacant for lack of tenants. Item for 8d. received for a certain boat hired for 2 days. Item for 3s. 9d. received for stallage of divers craftsmen standing on the Bridge in the time of Southwark fairs. Item for 2s. received from Thomas Levendale of Lee for using a certain small cart of the Bridge for 12 days, taking 2d. per day. Item for 20d. received for using and hiring a carpentry gin. Item for 10s. received from the wife of [blank] Ulfe for repairs done in her tenement on the bridge. Item for [f. 29v] 3s. 4d. received from John Humfrey, bowyer, for repairs done in his tenement. Item for 2s. received from [blank] for repairs done in his/her tenement on the bridge. Item for 40s. received from John Blaunche for the binding and filling-up [implecionem] of a certain staddle of his beside the staddle of the prior and convent of St Mary Overey. Item for £16 13s. 4d. received from the prior of St Mary Overey for making a certain staddle of his situated at the east part of the bridge, between a certain staddle of the said Bridge on the west part and the staddle of John Blaunche on the east part. Item for 13s. 4d. received from the wardens of the church of St Magnus for making the moiety of a certain step/stair at the water of Thames in the lane called Stevyns lane beside Malteswharf. Item for £10 received from the executors of Simon Eyre in part payment of £14 3s. 4d. from the price of 32 tuns of Caen stone and one piece of oak timber, received by him from the Bridge store in 27 Henry VI, king de facto and not de iure of England [1448-9].
Total £35 1d.

313. Gifts.
Item for £10 received of Katherine, late the wife of William Combes, citizen and alderman of the city of London, of her gift, to make the new stonework of the Bridge and not to be spent otherwise. Item for 6s. 8d. received from [blank], late the wife of John Botiller, fishmonger, given by her to the work of the Bridge.
Total £10 6s. 8d.

314. Offerings.
Item for 26s. 2d. received from the offerings of the faithful to Christ in the chapel of St Thomas the Martyr on the Bridge this year.
Total 26s. 2d.

315. Sum total of receipts and arrears £806 12s. 3¼d.

316. [f. 30] Payment of rent.
Item they account for rent paid to Sir Thomas, archbishop of Canterbury, for a certain yearly quit-rent of 10s. 4d. from divers parcels of land of the Bridge lying in the field outside the bar of St George in Southwark, payable yearly at the terms of Michaelmas and Easter, viz. for the same terms falling this year by acquittance of Thomas Grey, rent-collector of the same lord's manor of Lambeth etc., 10s. 4d.
Item to John duke of Suffolk for a certain yearly quit-rent of 10s. 2d. from the lands and tenements of the Bridge situated in West Greenwich, viz. for one year ending at Michaelmas in the first year of the present king [1461], by one acquittance of John White, rent-collector of his manor there, remaining in the hands of the said wardens, 10s. 2d.
Item to John duke of Norfolk and Edward Nevill, knight, possessors of the lands and tenements, rents and possessions which were of the earl Warenne, for a certain yearly quit-rent of 16d. from the tenement of the Bridge in the parish of St Olave in Southwark called the Bridge House [the Brughous], viz. for one year ending at Michaelmas in the said first year, 16d.
Item to John Randolf, citizen and mercer of London, for a certain yearly quit-rent of 20s. from the tenements of the Bridge situated at the shambles of St Nicholas, London, at the terms of Michaelmas and Easter in equal parts, viz. for the same terms falling this year, by 2 acquittances of the said John remaining in the hands of the wardens, 20s.
Item to Thomas Charleston, knight, for a certain yearly quit-rent of £4 from the tenements of the Bridge situated at the Standard in Cheap, in the parish of All Hallows Honey Lane, at the terms of Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter, and the Midsummer in equal parts, for the said terms falling this year by 4 acquittances, £4.
Item to John Penbrooke, chaplain of the chantry of the Holy Trinity in the church of St Nicholas Shambles, for a certain quit-rent of 100s. from the tenement of the Bridge situated at the end of Ivy Lane, at the 4 terms abovesaid, viz. for those terms this year, by 4 acquittances of the said John remaining in the hands of the wardens, 100s.
Item to John Botiller and William Seyntwyn, wardens of the works and ornaments of the church of St Mary le Bow, London, for a certain yearly quit-rent of 5 marks from the tenements of the Bridge situated in the parish of All Hallows Honey Lane, payable at the 4 terms abovesaid, viz. for those terms this year, 66s. 8d.
Item to William Botery, chaplain of the chantry of Ralph Dungon' in the cathedral church of St Paul, London, for a certain yearly quitrent of 10s. from the tenement of the Bridge, sometime of Geoffrey Fynchyngfeld, in the parish of St Nicholas Shambles, at the terms of Michaelmas and Easter in the first and second years of King Edward, viz. for those terms this year by 2 acquittances, 10s.
Item to Walter Moyle, possessor of the manor of Brettynghurste in Surrey, for a certain yearly quit-rent of 3s. 10d. from 10 acres of land of the Bridge, lying in the parish of Camberwell and Peckham, for one whole year ending at Christmas this year, by one acquittance of the same Walter etc., 3s. 10d.
[lower right corner:] £15 2s.

317. [f. 30v] Item to Reginald, prior of the priory of St Bartholomew West Smithfield, for a certain yearly quit-rent of 3s. 4d. from the tenement of the Bridge situated in the parish of St Dionis Backchurch London, viz. for one year ending at Easter this year, 3s. 4d.
Item to Thomas Buston, monk, chamberlain of the monastery of St Peter Westminster, for a certain yearly quit-rent of 10s. from the tenements of the Bridge situated at the shambles of St Nicholas, payable yearly at the terms of Christmas and Midsummer, viz. for those terms falling this year, by 2 acquittances of the same chamberlain, 10s.
Item to William Lettres, renter of the Chamber of the Guildhall of the city of London, for a certain yearly quit-rent of 12s. from certain common soil behind the shops of the tenements of the said Bridge situtated in the parish of St Nicholas Shambles, viz. for one year ending at Michaelmas this first year, by acquittance of the same William remaining in the hands of the wardens, 12s.
Item to the prior of the priory of St Mary Overey in Southwark, for a certain yearly quit-rent of 3s. 6d. from the tenements of the Bridge situated in the parish of St Leonard Eastcheap London, viz. for one year ending at Easter this year, 3s. 6d.
Item to the prioress of the house of nuns of St Helen within Bishopsgate London, for a certain yearly quit-rent of 13s. 4d. from the tenements of the Bridge situated in the parish of St Michael le Querne [ad bladum], London, for one year ending at Midsummer this year, without an acquittance af the same prioress, 13s. 4d.
Item to John Dalle, chaplain of the chantry of William Est founded in the church of St Olave, for a certain yearly quit-rent of 8 marks from the tenement of the Bridge situated in the parish of St Dionis Backchurch, London, payable yearly at the terms of Christmas, Easter, Midsummer, and Michaelmas, viz. for those terms falling within the time of this account, 106s. 8d.
Item to Thomas, abbot of the monastery of St Mary Graces by the Tower of London, for a certain yearly quit-rent of 40s. from the tenements of the Bridge lately of John Sely, skinner, situated at the shambles in the parish of St Nicholas, London, viz. for 3 years ending at Michaelmas in the said first year of the present king, by acquittance of the same abbot, £6.
Item to Richard Alley, citizen and skinner of London, for a certain yearly quit-rent of 12d. from the tenements of the Bridge situated in the parish of All Hallows Barking London, viz. for one year ending at Midsummer this year, 12d.
(Item to [blank], rent-collector of the dean and chapter of the church of St Paul London, for a certain yearly quit-rent of 19s. from the tenement of the Bridge situated in the parish of St Mary Magdalen in the Old Fishmarket, London, payable yearly at the terms of Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter, and Midsummer, viz. for those terms falling this year, by acquittance of the same rent-collector remaining in the hands of the wardens, [blank]) [left margin:] <because afterwards>
Item to the master of the house of St Thomas of Acre, London, for a yearly quit-rent of 3s. a year for a certain way called the Walle leading to the Bridge's mill situated in the parish of West Ham by Stratford, viz. for one year ending at Michaelmas in the said first year of the present king, by acquittance of the same master, 3s.
[right margin:] £13 12s. 10d.

318. [f. 31] Item to the prior of the house of Jesus of Bethlehem of Sheen, for a quit-rent of 8d. from the tenements of the Bridge in Lewisham, sometime of Hugh Preston, viz. for one year ending at Michaelmas in the said first year, 8d.
Item to the dean and chapter of the cathedral church of St Paul, London, for a certain yearly quit-rent of 19s. from the tenement of the Bridge situated in the parish of St Mary Magdalen in the Old Fishmarket, London, viz. for one year and one quarter ending at Michaelmas in the second year of the king, as appears by 2 acquittances thereof etc., 23s. 9d.
Nothing is here allowed for 32s. for a yearly quit-rent from the mill belonging to the Bridge, situated in the parish of West Ham by Stratford atte Bow, with the meadow belonging thereto, payable to the abbot and convent of Stratford Langthorn; nor for 18s. due yearly to the prior and convent of the house of Jesus of Bethlehem of Sheen, and to the heirs of John Bakewell, kt., from the lands and tenements belonging to the Bridge in Lewisham; because it is paid by the farmer/s of the said mill and meadow and manor in Lewisham called the Bridge House [the Brughous], by indenture/s of taking the farms of the same, etc.
Total £29 19s. 7d.

319. Decrease of rent.
Item in the decrease of rent of one tenement situated at the western end of the Bridge, charged in the rental of proper rent at 40s., and now demised to John Brangthwayte for 33s. 4d., viz. for the term of Midsummer within the time of this account, 20d. Total 20d.

320. Vacancies of tenements.
Item in vacancies of lands and tenements of proper rent, vacant this year and bringing no profit, for lack of tenants and letting of the same, as appears particularly by the parcels made thereof, £53 4s. 3d. Item in vacancies of lands and tenements of foreign rent, vacant this year for lack of tenants, as appears particularly by the parcels made thereof and noted in the present account, £9 18s. 4d. Total £63 2s. 7d.

321. [f. 31v] Allowance of rent.
Item in allowance of rent of one tenement situated on the Bridge beside the closable gate [iuxta portam claudend'], charged in the rental of proper rent at 26s. 8d., because it is let to the gatekeeper of that gate without any rent on account of his office this year, as is allowed him in the preceding account, viz. for this year 26s. 8d. Item for another tenement situated on the Bridge, charged in the same rental at 8s., because it is granted to Thomas Ebmede, warden of the passage of carts and wains crossing the Bridge, without any rent on account of his office, for storing the distresses taken by him in his office, viz. for this year as allowed in the preceding account, 8s. Item for another tenement situated in the parish of St Dionis Backchurch London, charged in the rental at 5s. 4d. a year, and for another tenement situated in Carter Lane, charged in the rental at 2s. a year, because they are retained in the hands of the wardens for storing the stock of the said Bridge [pro stauro eiusdem pontis imponend'], viz. for this year as allowed in preceding years, 7s. 4d. Total 42s.

322. Purchase of stone.
Item in cash paid to John Ropkyn for 47 loads of stones called Reigate stone [Reygateston], at 20d. the load at the quarry of Maistham [? Merstham, co. Surrey], 78s. 4d. Item to John Lewyn for carriage of the said 47 loads of stones from the said quarry to the Bridge House in Southwark, taking 3s. for each load, £7 12d. Item to Thomas Golay of co. Kent for 15 tontight [doliat'] and 1 pipe of stone called ragstone [Raggeston], at 4d. the tontight, 5s. 2d. Item to John Norman for 10d. freight of each tontight thence from Maidstone to the Bridge House, 12s. 6d. Item to John Bernard for 15 tontight of similar stones, at 14d. the tontight at the Bridge House aforesaid 14d., 17s. 6d. And to the same John Bernard for 20 tontight of stones <23s. 4d.> called hassock [hassok'] delivered there, at 14d. the tontight, 40s. 10d. Item to the said Thomas Golay for 38 tontight of hassock, at 14d. the tontight at the Bridge House, 41s. 2d. Item for 500 ft. of paving stone bought this year at 9s. the hundred, less 12d. in all, 44s. Item for 13 ft. of edging stone [Bordour'] bought and used in the tenement of John Mowsy, tailor, 2s. 6d. Item for 3 ft. of edging stone bought and used in the tenement of William Shepparton under the wall of the Friars Minor, 8d. Item for 1 load of ragstone bought and used in paving in the parish of St Mary at Hill, 3s. Total £18 9s. 2d.

323. [f. 32] Purchase of chalk.
Item in money paid to Thomas Womewell of Northfleet in co. Kent for 14 boatloads of chalk, each boatload containing 20 tuns in weight, bought from him and used in filling-in the staddles and the gulleys [Goleys], at 9s. the boatload at the Bridge House, £6 6s. Item to William Granger for 306 sacks of chalk bought from him, at 7s. the hundred, 22s. Item to John Theyn for 21 hundred[weight] of lime [calcis ust'] bought from him, at 6s. 8d. the hundred, £7. Item to the same John Theyn for digging and piling up [municione] chalk and burning it, for 105 quarters of lime [or 'of chalk burnt'] at the limekiln by Charlton near Greenwich, taking 4½d. for each hundred by the task, 39s. 4½d. spent this year. Total £16 7s. 4½d.

324. Purchase of sand [arene].
Item to Joan Broun for 27 loads of sand [zabuli] bought from her and used in making mortar for tiling, daubing, and pargeting the walls of the tenement of the Castle in Wood Street, and the bakehouse in Gracechurch Street, and other tenements repaired this year, 10s. Item to Davy Taillour for 6 loads of sand bought from him and used in the Bridge's tenement in the parish of St Botolph without Aldgate, at 5d. the load, 2s. 6d. Item to Henry Walshe for 42 loads of gravel [grauell] bought from him and used in paving before the Bridge's tenements in the city of London this year, at 5d. the load, 17s. 6d. Item for 2 loads of gravel, nil. Item for 2 loads of sand, used in paving at the tenement of the Crown in Southwark, 12d. Item to the said Davy Taillour for 6 loads of gravel used in paving the tenements at the Shambles and St Mary at Hill, 2s. Total 33s.

325. Purchase of timber.
Item to Richard Lyon for 100 loads of quarter-cut oak timber bought from him and delivered within the Bridge House in Southwark, at 6s. 8d. the load, £33 6s. 8d. Item to the same Richard for 4 loads of similar timber at 5s. the load at Croydon, 20s. Item to John Kynge for 40 loads of oak timber, at 5s. the load at Croydon, £10. Item to John Willynghurst for 3 loads of oak timber, 20s. 8d., and for 1½ hundred of ship planks [shipborde] bought from him in gross, 53s. 4d. Item to William Drayton of Tottenham for 20 loads of quarter-cut oak timber bought from him and delivered within the Bridge House, at 6s. 8d. the load, £6 20d. Item to Henry Carpenter of Dorking for 23 loads and to Richard Lambale for 28 loads of quarter-cut oak timber, at 6s. the load delivered within the Bridge House, £15 6s. Item to Thomas Cappes for 4 loads of timber, at [f. 32v] 5s. the load, 20s. Item to William Carter of Croydon for 2 loads of oak timber called principal pieces bought from him, price at Croydon 13s. 4d. Item to Richard Belamy for 8 loads of oak timber bought from him, price 4s. 8d. the load, 37s. 4d.
Item to Thomas Leman for 90 elms bought from him at Beddington, without branches, 40s. Item to John Barton for 52 elms bought from him at [blank], 16s. 8d. Item to [blank] Hamond for 2 ash trees bought from him at Chelsham, 5s. Item to Simon Terry for 7 curved oaks bought from him at Westwood in the parish of Lewisham, to make mill-wheels, 9s. Item to him for 4 loads of curved timber bought there to make wranges for boat/s, 6s. 8d. Item used of the said timber in new building the tenement of the Crown and parcel of the tenement of the Castle, and in raising up [sursumposicione] one tenement at the Shambles of St Nicholas in the tenure of Thomas Johnson, butcher, and in repairing and amending divers other tenements and mills at Stratford and Lewisham repaired this year, [blank] loads.
Total £75 16s. 8d.

326. Purchase of planks.
Item to Nicholas Herman of Crawley for 4 thousand 5½ hundred and 8 ft. of quarterboard, at 2s. 2d. the hundred, £4 18s. 8d. Item paid for half a hundred of ship planks bought and used in making a new boat and repairing and amending the boat called the chalkboat, 16s. 8d. Item to John Midelton, alderman, for half a hundred of wainscot bought from him, 23s. 4d. Item to Henry Carpenter of Dorking for 450 ft. and to Walter Offold for 1800 ft. of plankboard [plancheborde], at 2s. the hundred at the Bridge House Wharf, bought from them as well for making doors and windows and for garnishing and flowering the tenements of the Crown and the Castle and divers other tenements of the Bridge this year, 45s. Item to Richard Lyon for 6 loads of heartlaths bought from him this year and used in new tiling the aforesaid tenements and daubing the walls of the said houses and other tenements of the Bridge repaired this year, at 13s. 4d. the load, £4. Item to the said Nicholas Herman for 2,180 ft. of quarterboard and plankboard [at] 22d. the hundred, 39s. 10d. Item to him for 100 eaves-laths, 8s. Item to Thomas Leycetre for 2,600 heartlaths, price 5¼d. the hundred, 11s. 6d.
Total £16 3s.

327. Purchase of tiles.
Item to John Morgan for 12,000 flat tiles, price 4s. 8d. the thousand delivered within the Bridge House, 56s. Item to him for 4,000 similar tiles at 5s. the thousand, 20s. Item to John Morley for 4,000 flat tiles used in repairing the tenements at Deptford, at 4s. 4d. the thousand at Deptford, 17s. 4d. Item to the said John Morgan for 203 quarters of roof tiles, 13s. 6d. Item to John Goldesborow of Shingleford [f. 33] for 20,000 flat tiles, at 4s. 4d. the thousand delivered within the Bridge House, £4 6s. 8d. Item to him for [blank] roof tiles bought from him, nil. Bought from them and used as well in new tiling the aforesaid tenements of the Crown and the Castle in Wood Street as in tiling divers other tenements of the Bridge repaired this year. Item to [blank] late wife of Thomas Preston, tiler, for roof tiles bought from her and used in the aforesaid works, 3s. 6d. Item to John Caundon for 5,500 bricks bought from him and used as well in making the chimney [camin'] new built this year within the Bridge House as in underpinning the plates in the tenement of the Crown, at 4s. the thousand, 22s. Total £10 19s.

328. Purchase of lead.
Item to William Taillour, alderman of the city of London, for 1 fother of lead bought from him this year, £4. Item to William Luke for 4 fother 34 lb. of sheet lead [plumbi fus' in Webbes] bought from him this year, price £4 the fother, £16 16d. Nothing charged for 3 fother 11 hundred 3 qr. 122 lb. lead removed from divers tenements of the Bridge this year, as it is of the Bridge store. Total 8 fother 12 hundred 1 qr. Of which 825 lb. used in the tenement/s in Southwark, in gutters and cisterns and pipes; item 7 hundred 3 qr. 23 lb. used in the tenement/s on the bridge; item 5½ hundred 5 lb. used in the tenement/s in Deptford in gutters; item half a hundred and 25 lb. used in the tenement/s in Gracechurch Street; item 10½ lb. used in the tenement/s in Cheap; item 27 lb. used in the tenement/s in Paternoster Row; item 9½ hundred 3 lb. used in the tenement/s at the Shambles; item 1,723 lb. used in the tenement in Wood Street called the Castle. Item to John Stannard, plumber, for casting, working, and squaring [cubacione] 4 thousand 9½ hundred 3½ lb. worked in pipes, cisterns, and gutters, taking 14d. the hundred, 57s. 9d. Item to him for 162 lb. solder used in the same works there, at 4d. the hundred, 54s. Item in money paid for carriage of the same lead from the plumber's house to the said places at divers times this year, 10s. 8d. Item in lead delivered to the masons, used in joining stones with cramps [Crampetts] in the foundation of the new stone work on the south part/side of the same arch/ of the same/ this year, 1 thousand 4½ hundred lb. Item in lead delivered to John Stannard of lead owed to him in parcel delivered to him last year, half a hundred 25½ lb. Item there remains in the hands of the said John, of the Bridge's store, 5½ hundred 21 lb. lead.
[left margin:] <Remains 5½ hundred 21 lb. lead>
Total £26 3s. 9d.

329. [f. 33v] Purchase of ironwork.
Item to Laurence Lane, smith, for divers parcels of iron worked in hooks, hinges, latches, catches, cramps, pileshoes, and other stuff delivered to the use of the Bridge this year, worked in the forge within the Bridge House, weighing in all 3 thousand 5 hundred 1 qr. 16 lb., at 11s. 8d. the hundred <by the great hundred>. £20 12s. 11d.
Item to him for 6 iron bands for binding the timber appertaining to the Rams, 17d. Item for 4 bands for the wheel of the mill at Stratford, 12d.
Item for 4 bands round the sign of the Saracen's Head in Eastcheap, 8d. Item for 100 nails, 6s. Item for 300 nails, 3s. Item for 250 nails, 20d. Item for 800 nails, 2s. 8d. Item for 4 hundred 1 qr. of clench and roves [rof] for the boat/s, 7s. 10d. Item for 2,000 pile-shoe nails, 13s. 4d. Item for 300 scaffold-nails, 8s. Item to him for 100 spike nails [spykengs], 2s. 8d. Item to him for binding one bucket with iron, 4d.
[left margin:] £22 13s.
Item to William Underwode, smith, for 91 spike nails and divers other ironworks delivered by him to the use of the Bridge as appears by bills of the parcels thereof shown on this account, £7 1d., whereof for mending 1 great bar of iron at the furnace [furnus] of the tenement in Gracechurch Street, 8d.; and for 4 locks with keys and staples for the same tenement, 2s. 4d.; and for making 1 spindle at the grindstone within the Bridge House, weighing 21 lb. from the Bridge's store, 21d.; for nails for the dogstones of the fulling-mill of Stratford, 16d.; and for gudgeons for the poles of the said mill, weighing 30½ lb., at 3d. the lb., 7s. 7½d.; and for 4 iron plates [hurteis] for the same mill, weighing 12½ lb., at 2d. the lb., 2s. 1d.; and for mending 4 bolts at the said mill, 5d. Item for keys for the same, 4d.; and for 2 hooks and 2 gudgeons for 1 folding-gate weighing 7 lb., 14d.; and in divers locks, keys, bolts, clasps, staples, latches, catches, and other ironwork placed in the tenement of John Frecok on the bridge, as appears by the parcels made thereof, 3s. 2d.; and for binding 1 small chest remaining in the countinghouse, 3s.; and for wrought ironwork for binding the wheels of the masons' cart, together with 4 bands and 2 linch-pins weighing 45 lb., at 2d. the lb., 7s. 2d.; and [left margin: <remains 1 saw>] for making 1 saw for the masons to saw stones, 6d.; and [left margin: <remains 1 pick>] for 1 pick [pycoys] delivered to the masons, which remains in the Bridge store, 8d.; and for 1 hoop weighing 4½ lb., and for the iron pump [pompe iron] for raising water, weighing 26 lb., at 2d. the lb., 6s.; and for 4 crooks [crombes] for the same, 2d.; and for 1 winding-hook [wvndvnghooke] for the gin, 16d.; and for the bands round the sign of the Crown, 12d.; and for ironwork [of] 2 windows in the tenement of the Crown, weighing 31 lb., and for ironwork of 2 windows within the said tenement, weighing 33½ lb., at 2d. the lb., 10s. 9d.; and for ironwork of 2 windows in the tenement of the Castle in Wood Street, weighing half a hundred, at 2d. the lb., 9s. 4d. Item in money paid to the said William for sharpening the masons' tools this year [f. 34] as appears by tallies made between him and the masons, taking 11d. for each, 46s. 8d. Item to him for 600 nails, 17s. 6d., and roves [rof] delivered for repair of boats, weighing 105 lb., nil because in the said total. Item to Thomas Bernard, smith, for divers parcels of locks and keys, mending locks and keys, and hasps, staples, latches, catches, and other ironwork delivered by him to the work of the Bridge as appears by the parcels made thereof and shown and examined on this account, 14s. 11d. Item to John Estgarston for 5,000 nails at 2d. the hundred and 16d. the thousand, 6s. 8d. Item to him for 10,500 nails at 3d. the hundred and 2s. the thousand, 21s. Item to him for 9,500 nails at 4d. the hundred and 2s. 8d. the thousand, 25s. 4d. Item to him for 11,000 nails at 5d. the hundred and 3s. 4d. the thousand, 36s. 8d. Item to him for 7,000 nails at 6d. the hundred and 4s. the thousand, 28s. Item to him for 5,000 nails at 10d. the hundred and 6s. 8d. the thousand, 33s. 4d. Item to him for 3½ hundred leadnails [lednail] at 4d. the hundred, 14d. Item to him for half a hundred leadnails, 3d. Item to him for 2½ thousand sprig nails at 7d. the thousand, 17½d. Item to Richard Lyon for 3 bags of sprig nails at 10s. the bag, 30s. Item to Henry Draper for 1 bag of sprig nails and to Henry Penhertgart for 1 bag of sprig nails, at 10s. each, 20s. Item for 1 new lock, 8d., and for mending another lock placed in the fulling-mill of Stratford, 13d. Item to John Crechard, smith, for divers new locks and keys and mending old locks and keys and for hasps, staples, latches, catches, and other ironwork delivered by him, by the order and supervision of William Grevy, rent-collector, as appears by bill made thereof, 16s. 11d. Item to Richard Lyon for 2 seams of roof-nails bought from him to the use of the Bridge, 13s. 4d. [£44 12s. 10½d. left margin] Total £44 12s. 10½d.

330. Necessary purchases.
Item to the bailiff of Bermondsey Abbey for 14 hundred tusserds [tussard] bought from him and used in burning chalk at the limekiln near Charlton, at 3s. the hundred, 42s. Item for 1 wicker bushel bought for measuring chalk, 6½d. Item to John Stevyn, salter, for 32 ells, and William Blakeman for 58 ells of sackcloth bought to make sacks to put lime in, at 4¾d. the ell, 35s. 6d. Item for packthread bought and used in making the said sacks, 4d. Item for 1 piece of line bought and used in binding the said sacks, 4d. Item paid for making the said sacks, 4s. 2d. Item for 4 wooden hooks bought for the carriage of chalk, 4d. Item to John Copyn, founder, for 1 brass weighing 46 lb. bought from him and put in the fulling-mill at Stratford, at 3d. the lb., 11s. 6d. Item to the said John [for] 3 new brasses put in the same mill, weighing 105 lb., at 2¾d. the lb., 22s. 11d. [f. 34v] Item for 3 short candlesticks bought and remaining in the counting-house, 13d. Item to William Love for 1½ hundred lb. of rosin, 4s. 6d. Item to the same William for 1 thousand 1 quarter of a hundred and 2 lb. of rosin, at 2s. 4d. the hundred, 24s. Item to John Coldham for 648 lb. rosin, at 2d. the hundred, 10s. 8d., bought from them and used in making cement for fixing the foundation of the new stone work at the south end of the bridge this year. Item to Richard Flemyng for 6 barrels of pitch, at 5s. 4d. the barrel, 32s. Item to Henry Nevill for 2 barrels of pitch, 9s. 4d. Item to William Corbet for 1 barrel of pitch, 5s.; bought from them and used in making the aforesaid cement. Item to Thomas Piert, carpenter, for 1 load of hurdles bought from him to make scaffolds for the masons and tidemen, 6s. 8d. Item for 3½ yards of green cloth bought to cover the counter in the Bridge's counting-house, at 2s. 10d. the yard, 9s. 11d. Item for chalkline bought for the carpenters, 1d. Item to Thomas Briteyn for 6¼ hundred 10 lb. of rope, at 9s. the hundred, 54s. Item to him for 110 lb. rope, at 10s. 6d. the hundred, 11s. 4d. Item to him for 1 cable weighing half a hundred 22 lb., at 10s. 4d., 7s. 2½d. Item to him for 2 cables weighing 1 hundred 3 qr. 17 lb., at 10s. 6d. the hundred, 19s. 6d. Item to the same Thomas for 1 hawser weighing 1½ hundred, at 10s. 4d., 15s. 6d. Item to John Oune for 1 thousand 4¼ hundred 9 lb. of rope of divers kinds, at 9s. the hundred, £6 9s., bought from them this year for the gins at the Ram. Item paid for 4 horsehides bought and used in making harness for the gins, 9s. 3d. Item for 2 doz. brooms bought for the masons, 2½d. Item for 2 wooden poles bought for the gins of the masons, 3d. Item to William Cooke of West Ham for 1000 reeds [arundiu'], 8s. Item for 100 reeds bought, 12d. Item to John Crosse for 1000 reeds by him of William Robert, 7s 4d. this year, used in covering the new stone work and in heating [in cremacione in caleffaccione] the stones fixed in the foundation of the said new stone work, within the ebb and flow of the water of Thames. Item paid for 3 gallons of cow's-foot grease (pinguedinis de ped' bovinis) bought to grease the gins, 3s. Item for 8½ stone of tallow [cepo] bought and used in greasing the said gins, at 6d. the stone, 4s. 3d. Item for 1½ bushels of oyster-shells [tescarum ostreorum] bought and used in the masons' works, 3d. Item to Nicholas Walter, tawyer, for 4 prs. thighboots called Tidebotes bought from him, and for currying 3 pairs of thighboots from the Bridge's store, 17s. Item to Reginald Latther for 1 stone bought from him and remaining in the Bridge's store, for sharpening the masons' tools, 14d. Item for 2 pulleys [shevers] bought for the waterdraught in the tenement of John Fordham on the bridge, 4d. [left margin: <remains 1 file and 1 saw>] Item for 1 file for sharpening the Tide sawes, bought and remaining, 12d. Item for 1 new saw bought for the tidemen and remaining in the Bridge's store, 3s. 4d. Item for 5 pails and 4 scoops bought, 20d. Item for 1 skein of packthread bought by the keeper of the boats, 7d. Item for 1 shod shovel bought, 4d. Item for 3 shovel trays bought, 6d. Item for 14 ash poles bought for making bead-hooks [bedehokes], 12d. Item for 6 dozen 9 lb. candles bought and used this year as well in the counting-house as among the carpenters and labourers in winter-time this year, at 1d. the lb., 6s. 9d. Item for green candles bought and used at the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist this year, 3d. And for 1 well-bucket. [f. 35] Item for 1 well-bucket bought and put in the tenement of Alice Purchace, widow, 10d. Item for 1 other bucket bought, 2d. Item to William Turnour for 4 wooden pulleys [shevers] bought from him, 4d. Item to John Dencourt for levers bought from him, 4d. Item to William Grevy for 6 gallons of grease bought from him for greasing the gins, 6s. Item to John Lynke for 14 bushels of tile-pins bought and used this year, 6s. 8d. Item for 1 roll of parchment bought, containing 5 dozen skins, 33 skins thereof used in making up this account and the other book duplicating the account delivered to the Chamber of the Guildhall of London, and indentures, bills, and other memoranda this year, 8s. 4d. Item for ink bought and used this year in the counting-house, 3½d. [left margin: <there remains 1 ram and 1 marking iron>] Item to Henry Bridde for 1 ram for the gibbet gin bought from him and remaining in the Bridge's store, 46s. 8d. Item for 1 marking iron bought to mark timber, 2s. 6d. Total £29 17s.

331. Necessary expenses.
Item in money paid for bread and ale used in the counting house each Saturday at the time of the payment of the workmen, 2½d., that is ½d. in bread and 2d. in ale, for the whole year 10s. 10d.
Item in the expenses of William Taillour and Thomas Oulegrove aldermen, Nicholas Marshall, John Hampton, Robert Scrayngham and William Corbet, commoners, auditors of the city of London, sitting at the determination of the account of the said Wardens for one year ended at Michaelmas in the 1st year of the said now king [1461], viz. 14 and 16 December, together with the breakfast ordained for the chaplains, clerks, carpenters, masons and other ministers and servants of the Bridge, as accustomed of old at all accountings, 77s. 1d.
Item in the anniversary of John Fekenham, held in the church of St Clement Eastcheap on 10 November this year, 2s. 6d.
Item in the anniversary of Christian Mallyng held in the church of St Mary Woolchurch London, on Sunday before Michaelmas this year, for the lands and tenements left by her to the use of the Bridge situated on the north side of the Stocks, as contained in her testament, 20s.; of which 6s. 8d. is to be spent yearly in wax and in divine services done in honest fashion by note, and in bread, cheese, and drink, to be given publicly or openly in the said church, as well between the paupers and others coming and present; and 3s. 4d. to be distributed on the day of the said anniversary among the poorest paupers dwelling within the parish of the said church, according to the discretion of the rector and wardens of the works and ornaments of the said church; and 3s. 4d. to maintain 2 ceres around the sepulchre of our lord Jesus Christ burning there in honour of Christ and his resurrection for as long as other ceres shall burn there; and 6s. 8d. among poor prisoners in [f. 35v] prison on account only of their poverty, and among the poor, decrepit, blind, lame, and others lying in hospital, and the poor keeping their houses, and in other pious uses of charity this year as appears in the said testament.
Item in the expenses of the wardens and their servants and John Forster, chief carpenter of the Bridge, riding to Croydon, Carshalton, and Norbury to provide timber and elms, together with money paid to hire 3 horses for them, staying 1½ days and 1 night, 8s. 3½d.
Item in the expenses of the said John Forster and for hiring his horse riding to Croydon and Carshalton for the provision of timber on 3 occasions, 3s. 11d.
Item in the expenses of the said Wardens and their servants riding to Carshalton and Beddington to buy elms from Thomas Leman and John Barton, 2s. 3d.
Item in the expenses of the Wardens and John Forster riding to Tottenham to buy timber there from William Drayton, 4s. 6½d.
Item in the expenses of the said Wardens and their servants and John Forster, together with 2s. paid for 3 horses hired for them, riding to Kingston to buy 53 loads of oak timber there, 4s. 2d.
Item in the expenses of John Forster and for hiring a horse for him riding to Kingston to see and mark the said timber, 12d.
Item in expenses of the said Wardens Thomas Brian and Thomas More and their servants riding to Ilford and of others there on 22 June at the sessions of the justices assigned for banks and ditches in co. Essex, on account of the exoneration of the said wardens from making or repairing broken bridges between Stratford atte Bow and Stratford Langthorn, together with 4s. paid for 5 horses hired for the same Thomas Brian and Thomas More and their servants, 13s. 4d.
Item in reward given to them, to Thomas Brian 6s. 8d. and Thomas More 3s. 4d., in the said cause, 10s.
Item to the bailiff of Barking for his goodwill in the same matter, 20d.
Item in the expenses of the said Wardens, John Crosse, and William Bouchier, clerk of the works of the Bridge, at Lewisham to oversee the manor, lands and tenements there on 2 occasions this year, 4s. 1d
Item in their expenses at Stratford there for demising at farm and overseeing the fulling-mill there, 2s. 8d.
Item in the expenses of John Bolour going to Eltham to buy elms there, 4d.
Item in the expenses of Roger Lowde going to Northfleet to carry chalk to the Bridge, 8d.
Item to Richard Long for felling 50 elms bought of Nicholas Carew at Norbury, 4s. 6d.
Item to John Isaac for felling 252 elms bought at Carshalton and Beddington and elsewhere, 21s. 8d.
Item in the expenses of John Forster going to Lewisham and Sippenham to obtain curved timber there, 8d.
Item for making a pit to saw timber at Carshalton, 9d.
Item for steeling and mending two drills [terebrorum] of the Bridge store, 10d.
Item to Nicholas Walter, tawyer, for soling [pedanacionem] 2 pairs of thighboots of the Bridge store, 2s.
[right margin: £4 12s. 6d., quire mark]

332. [f. 36] Item to him for pitching 6 pairs of thighboots of the Bridge, 2s. 4d.
Item for rushes bought and spread in the counting house against the coming of the auditors this year, 4d.
Item for steeling and mending 5 drills of the Bridge store, 8d.
Item for steeling 4 tide-axes, 8d.
Item for filing 2 new saws for the tidemen, 10d.
Item to Ralph Reynold, painter, for painting the sign of the Saracen in Eastcheap, 13s. 4d.
Item to him for painting the sign of the Crown in the brewing tenement in Southwark, 20s.
Item to John Copyn, founder, for mending a cauldron of brass for heating cement [cementi] for the works of the masons, 8s. 8d.
Item for mending the mill spindle of the grain mill by Stratford, 4s.
Item to Roger Yon for emptying 12 tuns of ordure from the latrine in a tenement at the shambles of St Nicholas, at 2s. 8d. the tun, 32s.
Item to him for emptying a certain latrine in a tenement in the parish of St Dionis West' [sic] containing 19 tuns, at 2s. 6d. the tun, 47s. 6d.
Item to him for emptying 3 tuns of ordure from the latrine in the tenment of Thomas Meridale at the shambles of St Nicholas, at 2s. 4d. the tun, 7s.
Item to Simon Jacob watching and supervising the filling of the tuns for 3 nights, 12d.
Item for sharpening 2 files of the Bridge's store, 4d.
Item in money paid for the expenses of the wardens and others at the Castle in Wood Street, 25 February this year, 10d.
Item for mending a stair which suddenly collapsed in John Morley's tenement, 9d.
Item for plaster of Paris bought and used in the tenement of Benedict Wheler at the shambles of St Nicholas, 2d.
Item to Thomas Pope, cooper, for divers hoops and works done by him in the Bridge's vessels [vas] this year, as appears by the parcels made thereof, 7s.
Item to Thomas Fermory for writing one pair of indentures for demising the south part of the Stocks called the fisshmarket, let to Edmund Newman, Henry Smyth, and William Laurens, citizens and fishmongers of London, and with a certain obligation with conditions for them, 16d.
Item to them [sic] for composing a note and great bill to the mayor and aldermen and the whole Common Council of the city of London concerning the great danger to the Bridge from the force of the ice and frost this year, and the remedy therefor, 20d.
Item to him for notes and bills to the same mayor and aldermen and Common Council touching the vacancies of the Bridge's tenements, and the remedy therefor, 12d.
Item in the expenses of the said Wardens at Deptford being there to oversee the lands and tenements there and the workmen there, 6½d.
Item for mending the pavement in the hall of William Parys on the bridge, 9d.
Item to John Frecock for 35 ells of linen cloth bought from him and expenses in le hangyng in the new chamber in the Bridge House, at 4¾d. the ell, 13s. 10½d. Item for making and sewing the same, and fitting tapes [lyre] and rings to the same, 2s. Item for tapes, 16d., and rings, 2d., bought for the same, 18d. Item to Ralph Reynold painter for painting the same cloth, by covenant made with him in gross, 20s.
Total £19 8s. 5d.
[right margin:] £9 13s. 2d.

333. [f. 36v] Foreign payments.
[left margin:] Payments of courts.
Item in money paid to the bailiff of the countess of Salisbury of her manor of West Ham for the king's commission directed to the justices of banks and ditches for bridges broken and not repaired in the parish of West Ham aforesaid, 6s. 8d.
Item in money paid to Richard Chokke 6s. 8d. and to William Billyng 6s. 8d. for their labour going to the abbey of Stratford Langthorn for the matter touching 3 acres of land claimed by both the wardens of the Bridge and the Abbot and convent of the same abbey lying in the parish of West Ham aforesaid, 13s. 4d.
Item to William Wilkyns, servant of John Gloucester bailiff of the lord king in the borough of Southwark, for the proclamation made of one stray horse [ven' de extranur'] 4 October and remaining in keeping within the Bridge House, 6d. Item to the said William for his labour, 4d. Item to him for reward given to George Bradyngley, constable within the said borough, to William Pesemede, Thomas Stile, and William Grene valuing the said horse at 6s. 8d., 8d.
Item to William Tyler, janitor of the Priory of St Mary Overey, for his labour and attendance in opening the gate of the said priory at nighttime for the carpenter/s and other workmen of the Bridge passing though for the works on the west side of the bridge this year, as allowed in the preceding account, 20d.
Item in expenses making the covenant with William Graunt for the Bridge's carriage by him and in selling the horses and carts of the Bridge to him this year, 4d.
Item in money given to Thomas Brian by mandate of the mayor of London for overseeing of the evidences of the Bridge, and his counsel had in collecting the quit-rents of the Bridge, 6s. 8d.
Item to Thomas Say, coroner of the Marshalsea [coronatori Maresc'], for copies of 2 bills of presentments against the said Wardens in the court of the Marshalsea aforesaid, that they and their successors should repair and amend two bridges that were broken and not repaired in the parish of West Ham, as is more fully contained in the said bills, 3s. 4d. Item in the fee of the officer/s of the same court for entering the day to imparl [interloquendi], 8d. Item to the said Thomas Brian being there at the the same court on 15 and 22 March this year to annul the said two bills, 13s. 4d. Item to [blank] Baldewyn being there for the said cause on 22 March, 3s. 4d. Item in the fee of the officer/s of the said court for entering the annulment and breaking of the said 2 bills, 6s. Item to Thomas Kyngesmylle, subseneschal [subs'] of the same court, for the said cause, 20d. Item to Henry Yngleton, seneschal of the same court, spent for his goodwill in the same matter, 1 gallon of red wine price 10d. Item in the expenses of the said Wardens and Thomas Brian the said 22 March, 6d. Item in reward given to the mayor's serjeant to summon John Langwith, tailor, to the mayor at the request of the said Wardens to have communication with him for a certain quit-rent of 10s. sometime received from the tenement now of the said John situated in the parish of St Mary Abchurch London, 8d.
Item in expenses over Thomas Cheseman's taking the farm of the limekiln under Blackheath, 8d.
Item in money given to the clerk of the Austin Friars preaching on Monday in Easter week this year at the hospital of St Mary, declaring the bill there touching the Bridge's necessity, 4d.
[right margin:] 61s. 6d.

334. [f. 37] Item to John Aley, one of the clerks of the chamber of Guildhall of the city of London, for writing indentures of the charters and muniments of the Bridge delivered into the court of the said chamber before the mayor and aldermen, and for writing a copy of a certain bill granted by the Common Council of the said city and enrolled concerning the parcel of a vacant foundation [fundi vacui] at the shambles of St Nicholas granted to the Bridge for raising [supposicione] one tenement of the Bridge situated in the east end of the said Shambles etc., 16d.
Item in money spent between 12 jurors in the Surrey sheriff's tourn held at Brodegate on 4 October this year to avoid amercement for ditches within the purview of the said tourn, 8d.
Item in money paid towards the stipend of the soldiers transported to Calais in the month of September this year, for the lands and tenements of the Bridge in Deptford, by assessment of the tenants and residents there, 10d.
Item in expenses over 12 jurors in the Surrey sheriff's tourn on 26 April this year, 16d.
Item in the expenses of 12 jurors in the view of frankpledge at Lewisham at the term of Hokeday this year, to have their goodwill in presentments over the said Wardens, 9½d.
Item in the fee of [blank] Polstede, attorney of the Bridge Wardens in the shire court of Surrey, in a certain plea to be prosecuted against the same wardens by Thomas Fostall of Peckham, 20d.
Item to John Weste, mayor's serjeant, for arresting John Burton at the suit of the said Wardens in a certain plea of trespass, and removing the said plea from the sheriffs' court to the mayor's court, 20d.
Total 69s. 9½d.
[right margin:] 8s. 3½d.

335. Costs of ditching and fencing.
Item to Richard Logan, dyker, for scouring and digging 186 perches of ditch about the close called Four Crofts, taking 3d. for each perch, 46s. 6d. Item to William Marys for scouring 16 perches of the same ditch, taking 3d. for each perch, 4s.
Item to William Carter for 38 loads of thorns, price 16d. the load, 50s. 8d. Item to him for 17 loads of stakes and eddering [ederyngs], price 3s. the load, bought from him in making a fence [cepis] about the said close, 51s. Item to him for making the said fence containing 174 perches, taking 2d. for each perch, 29s. Total £9 14d. Item for scouring the fosses in the tenement of William Crooke in Lewisham in gross, 20d. Item for 1 load of thorns and rails used in the fence in the tenement of la Cristofre in Deptford, 16d. Item for making the said fence, 8d. Item for planks and nails used in the garden of the same tenement, 6½d. Item paid to William Scotte for 2½ loads of thorns used in making fences in the little tenements in Lewisham, price 12d. the load, 2s. 6d.
[f. 37v] [Item] to Thomas Levendale for felling [and] carriage of 3 loads of thorns for making another fence in the little tenements in Lewisham, 15d. Item in making the same fence containing 31 perches, at 1½d. for each perch, 3s. 10½d. Item to Roger Jurdan for scouring 51 perches of ditch about the close called Carpenters Haw, taking 4d. for each perch, 17s. Item to John Dyker for scouring another ditch there containing 27 perches, taking 3d. for each perch, 5s. 6d. Total £10 15s. 6d.

336. Spent in glazing.
Item paid to William Joynour for 4 wooden cases and making windows together with hooks, nails, and leather for the same, 3s. Item for linen cloth for the same, 8d., placed in the tenement of John Brangthwayte at the west end of the bridge. Item to him for 3 wooden cases placed in the said tenement, 10d. Item to Adryan Glasyer for repairing and mending various windows in the tenement of William Grevys, 5s. Item paid for 10 bunches [bonches] of white glass, price 5d. the bunch, 4s. 2d. Item for 1 bunch of blood-red glass, 10d., and expenses in glazing the windows of the tenement of la Horn in Gracechurch Street. Item to the said Adrian Glasier for working 40 ft. of glass in images and other works there, 18s. Item to him for repairing and mending the glazed windows in the tenement of [blank] Robynson on the west principal part of the bridge, 2s. Item to Laurence Lane, <10s. 6d.> for 8 iron casings [cases ferr'] placed in the glazed window/s in the chamber, 10s. 6d. Item to the said Adrian Glasier for glass and working of the same in the window in the chamber within the Bridge House newly glazed this year, by covenant made with him in gross, 20s. Total 65s.

337. [f. 37A (unnumbered)] Spent in the chapel.
Item in bread bought and expenses in celebrating masses in the chapel on the bridge this year, 14½d. Item for 5 gallons 1 quart and 1 pint of wine at 10d. the gallon, 4s. 10d. Item for 1 gallon of the said wine 18d., used in celebrating the said masses this year. Item to William Reynold, waxchandler, for a wax candle weighing 1 lb., 6d. Item to him for exchanging and working 6 lb. of old wax, 6d. Item to John Talbot, waxchandler, for tapers weighing 18 lb. bought from him against the feast of the Purification this year, at 6d. the lb., 9s. Item to him for a Paschal cere weighing 12 lb., taking for the working of the same 1d. per lb., 12d. Item for 3 lb. of the same wax heated and wasted [cremat' & vastat'], at 6d. the lb., 18d. Item to him for 2 lb. candles used at Tenebrae in the week before Easter, 12d. Item to him for making 10 ceres weighing 20 lb., burning about the Sepulchre at Easter, taking 1d. for working each lb., 20d. Item for 4 lb. of the same heated and wasted, at 6d. the lb., 2s. Item to Richard Holte, tallowchandler, for 12 gallons of oil burnt in the lamps in the said chapel and in lamps hanging outside the door of the chapel in the vigil of the translation of St Thomas the Martyr this year, at 14d. the gallon, 14s. Item to him for 12 lb. tallow candles bought from him and used at divine obsequies in the same chapel in the winter time this year, at 1d. the lb., 12d. Item for washing the surplices of the said chapel 3 times this year, 3s. Item for washing 4 altarcloths twice this year, at 4d. each time, 12d. Item for washing 3 albs and fitting the paroffs [lez paraffs] twice, 6d. Item for washing 2 pairs of towels twice, 2d. Item for cleaning the branches [illegible] candelabra and holywaterstoup', 6d. Item for mending the broken wheel of a bell, 3s. 4d. Item for 1 pail, 2½d., and brooms, 1d., bought for the same chapel. Item in the expenses of the chaplains and clerks of the said chapel after the exequies made or celebrated for the souls of all benefactors of the Bridge in the month of December this year, 5d. Item in their expenses for the lord's supper pro lanas altarium in the chapel, 6d. Item in the expenses of the chaplains and clerks serving in the said chapel on the vigil and day of the translation of St Thomas the Martyr this winter, 4s. Item to William Cheyne and John Ledbury, chaplains serving in the said chapel this year, 10 marks each, £13 6s. 8d. Item to Thomas Brigges for half a year, 66s. 8d., to Richard Brayles for 3 quarters of a year, 100s., to William Mathew for 1 quarter of a year, 33s. 4d., chaplains serving in the chapel, at the rate of 10 marks a year each, £10. Item to John Beller for 31 weeks and William Colyns for 11 weeks, at 2s. a week each, £4 4s. Item to William Holford for 44 weeks at 16d. a week, 58s. 8d. Item to him for 8 weeks, to William Richard for 7 weeks, to William Reynold for 2 weeks, and to Robert Ford for 11 weeks, clerks serving in the same chapel, at 20d. a week each, 46s. 8d. Item to John Cooke, servant of the chaplains, for his stipend this year, 20s. Item to John Recock [? recte Frecock] for 11 ells of linen cloth bought and used in making 2 tablecloths, 4 towels, and 8 napkins remaining among the utensils of the chaplains, at 6d. the ell, 5s. Total £36 14s. 4d.

338. [f. 37Av] Expenses of the stable.
Item in money paid for 13 quarters of oats at 2s. 6d. per quarter per medium, less in all 2d., 32s. 6d. Item to Richard Longe for 20 quarters of oats, at 23d. the quarter, 38s. 4d. Item to him for 10 quarters of oats, at 2s. 4d. per quarter, 23s. 4d. Item to Alice Galon for 2 quarters of oats, 4s. Item for 18 bushels of beans bought, at 9d. the bushel, 13s. 9d., this year bought and used in fodder of 6 carthorses and 2 horses for the Wardens from Michaelmas in the 1st year of the present king to 20 January then next following. Item for 1 cartload of straw bought and used in litter for the said horses, 2s. 4d. Item for sele and tallow [sepo] bought and used in medicining the horses, 2d. Item for 1 pr. traces weighing 19 lb., 2s. Item for garnishing the same, 2s. Item for 1 horse-collar bought, 20d. Item for candles bought and used in the stable, 2d. Item for whipcord bought, 5d. Item for the said horsehide, 13d. Item for 1 cartsaddle bought, 4d. Item to Robert Trotte for 1 carthorse bought from him, 30s. Item to Thomas Colyns, farrier [ferrour'], for farriery of the said horses from Michaelmas to Christmas, 10s. Item to him for 30 horseshoes [ferris equinis] fitted to the said horses outside the said term, price 2d. each, 5s. Item for 18 removals [remoc'], 9d. Item to Thomas Colyns for medicines given to sick horses, 3s. 4d. Item in expenses made in letting the horses' blood on St Stephen's day, 4d. Item for 1 horse-comb [pectine equino] bought, 2d. [right edge:] £8 11s. 8d.
Item to Thomas Sewet, carter, for his wages for 16 weeks, taking 2s. 4d. a week, 37s. 4d. Item to him for 3 days, 12d. Item to Roger Lowde working with him for 86 days, taking 5d. a day, 35s. 10d. Item to 1 man working with him and loading the cart, 2d. Item in expenses of the said Thomas and Roger going to Croydon, Carshalton, and other places to seek timber on 61 occasions, taking 2d. each time, 10s. 2d.
[left margin:] <there remains 1 bura>
Item in money paid to William Boundy, wheeler, for 1 new cart bound with iron, bought and intended for carrying lime from the limekiln to the water of Thames, viz. for 1 pr. of bare wheels, 6s. 8d. Item for 1 axle-tree for the same, 12d. Item for 1 cartbody, 5s. Item for clouts, pins, and linch-pins weighing 13 lb., price 2½d. the lb., 19½d. Item for working iron for the strakes from the Bridge store, 20d. Item for fitting them on the wheels, 12d. Item for stubnails for the same, weighing a quarter of a hundred and 5 lb., at 1¼d. the lb., 3s. 7½d. Total 20s. 7d. Item to him for 1 axletree for another cart, 12d. Item for mending 1 linch-pin and 1 stave, 2d. [right edge:] 106s. 3d.
Item in money paid for 7½ quarters of oats, at 2s. 6d. the quarter per medium, less in all 2d., bought and used in fodder for two [horses of the] Wardens from 6 March this year to Michaelmas the said 2nd year of the present king, 18s. 8d. Item in horse bread bought and used for the said 2 horses, 6d. Item for 4 bushels bran bought for mixing with the oats for the same horses, 8d. Item for green grass bought and used for the said 2 months of June and July this year, 8s. 1d. Item for 5 cartloads of hay bought for the same 2 horses, at 6s. 8d. the load within the Bridge House, 33s. 4d. [right margin:] 60s. 14d.
[f. 38] Item to Laurence Lane, smith, for 30 new horseshoes fitted to the said 2 horses within the time aforesaid., at 2d. each, 5s. Item to him for 12 removals [remocionibus] of the said shoes, taking ½d. each time., 6d.
Total £17 4s. 7d.

339. Carriage.
Item to William Graunt for carriage of 24 loads of timber from Croydon to the Bridge House, at 20d. the load, 40s. Item to him for carriage of 107 loads of elms from Carshalton and Beddington, at 18d. the load, £8 6d. Item to him for carriage of 43 loads of elms from Norbury, at 16d. the load, 57s. 4d. Item to him for carriage of 4 loads to the mill of Lewisham, at 10d. the load, 3s. 4d. Item to him for carriage of 2 loads to Deptford, at 8d. the load, 16d. Item to him for carriage of 4 loads of ash trees from Chelsham in co. Kent, at 3s. 4d. the load, 13s. 4d. Item to him for carriage of 115 loads from the Bridge House into the city of London, at 4d. the load, 38s. 4d. Item to him for carriage of 36 loads from the Bridge House to the bridge and in Southwark near the Bridge House, at 2d. the load, 6s. Item to him for carriage of 3 tuns of chalk from Bow Bridge by Stratford to the grain mill, 2s. Item for carriage of 1 load of straw from Tower Hill, 8d. Item for carriage of 5 loads of gravel from Hasardesmersh to the bridge, at 7d. the load, 2s. 11d. Item to Thomas Alford for carriage of 2 loads of elms from Norbury to the Bridge House, 2s. Item to him for carriage of 1 load of elms from Croydon to the Bridge House, 18d. Item to Thomas Batte of Lewisham for carriage of 9 loads of curved timber from the Westwood in Lewisham to Deptford Strand, taking 12d. for each load, 9s. Item to William Garlond for carriage of 52 loads of elms from Carshalton to the Bridge House, taking 18d. for each load, 78s. Item to the same William and Robert Stilgo for carriage of 52 loads of elms from Carshalton to the Bridge House in Southwark, at 18d. the load, 78s. Item for carriage of 17 loads to Stratford, at 8d. the load, 11s. 4d. Item to Patrick Kele for carriage of 15 loads of rubbish from the tenement of the Castle in Wood street, at 3d. the load, 3s. 9d. Item for carriage of 2 loads of mortar from the Bridge House to the said tenements, 8d. Item for the carriage of 2 loads of stones and sand from the Bridge House to the tenements at the Shambles of St Nicholas, 6d. Item for carriage of 1 load of lead from the Castle to the Bridge House, 4d. Item for 1 cart hired for 3 days carrying rubbish and dung [fimum] from the tenement of the Crown, at 2s. a day, 6s. Item for carriage of 4 fother 34 lb. lead from Fleet Street to the Bridge House, 15d. Item paid to William Grevy for carriage of 24 loads of dust and rubbish from divers tenements this year as appears by the bill of parcels made thereof, at 3d. the load, 6s. Item to John Caunton for carriage of 10 loads of brick from the Brickkilns [Brekelylles] outside Aldgate to the Bridge House, at 6d. the load, 5s.
Sum of carrying £26 9s. 1d.
Total £43 13s. 8d.

340. Masons' wages.
Item in money paid to Thomas Jurdan, chief mason of the Bridge, for his wages for 11 weeks at 4s. a week, 44s. Item to him for his wages for 41 weeks at 3s. 4d. a week, £6 16s. 8d. Item to him for Thomas Daniell his apprentice for 52 weeks at 2s. 6d. a week, £6 10s. Item to Richard Combe for 67 days, Richard Blanford for 18 days, Thomas Gunne for 56 days, Peter Burbage for 60 days, Reginald Latther for 55 days, John Beket for 64 days, and Thomas Hale for 47 days, among them 367 days, at 7½d. a day each, £11 9s. 4½d. Item to them Richard Combe for 204 days, Richard Blanford for 30 days, Thomas Gunne for 27 days, Peter Burbage for 270 days, Reginald Latther for 166 [days], John Beket for 171 days, Thomas Hale for 171 days, John Boyll for 80 days, John Newman and Thomas Gardyner for 149 days, John Lilly and John Fithian for 89 days, between them for 1,495 days at 8d. a day each, £49 16s. 8d., working in hewing and fitting new stonework as well in the foundation of the south arch thereof as in fitting new stone work to the tower there this year. Item to 5 masons working and watching in the said works within [infra] the river Thames for 6 tides, and 4 masons for 1 tide, to each of them 2d. for the tide by night, 5s. 8d. Item to Clement Gilbert working in making and repairing divers walls and chimneys [caminorum] in the Bridge's tenements this year, together with making the party foundation in the tenement of the Crown in Southwark, for 40 days at 7d. a day, 23s. 4d. Item to 1 mason working in squaring [quadrando] paving stone used in the tenement of John Mowsy for 5 days at 7d. a day, 2s. 11d. Item to 1 mason working in the bakehouse in Gracechurch Street for 5 days at 8d. the day, 3s. 4d. [Written over erasure: <Item to another>] mason 20d., working in the tenement of the Castle in Wood Street for 2½ days at 8d. a day, 5s. Item to John Fox working in mending walls in the latrine at the tenement in the parish of St Nicholas Shambles for 13 days at 8d. a day, 8s. 8d. Item to him working in the same work and in making walls in the foundation of the tenement of the Crown for 63 days at 7d. a day, 36s. 9d. Item to Denis Lene for making one chimney in the tenement beside the grain mill beyond Stratford, by the task 10s. Item to him for making 2 chimneys in the tenement of the Castle in Wood Street this year built anew, by the task 16s. 8d. Item to the same Clement Gilbert working in mending chimneys and other works of the Bridge for 22 days at 6d. a day, 11s. Item to 1 mason working in paving of the tenement of William Reynold for 3 days, 2s.
Total £82 18s. 8½d.

341. [f. 37] Carpenters' wages.
Item to John Forster, chief carpenter of the Bridge, for his wages this year, at 4s. a week, £10 8s. Item to him for John Blome his apprentice working with him for 200 days at 5d. a day, £4 3s. 4d. Item to William Fadir for 52 weeks, Thomas Mede for 32 weeks, John Holme for 31 weeks, John Chambre for 19 weeks, at 3s. 6d. a week each, £23 9s., working as well in river works at tides as in hewing, framing, and raising [sursumposicione] the tenement of the Crown in Southwark, and one parcel of the tenement in Wood Street this year built anew, and also in other works of the Bridge this year. Item to the said John Chambre for 160 days, Thomas Mede for 12 days, John Holme for 99 days, Roger Payn for 248 days, William Colyn for 148 days, Stephen Betcok for 61 days, John Bolour for 66 days, Thomas Osemond for 61 days, Robert Newnton for 116 days, John Lewis for 34 days, John Styver for 124 days, John Toky for 12 days, William Petir for 20 days, William Barrey for 27 days, William Lye for 57 days, and John Wykes for 51 days working with him in the said works, between them for 1,410 days at 7d. a day each, £40 2s. 6d. Item to the said John Wykes for 154 days, Thomas Osemond for 104 days, Thomas Style for 6 days, William Talbot for 94½ days working in the same works at 6d. a day each, £8 18s. 9d. Item to Thomas Osemond for 85 days and John Bolour for 80 days working at Carshalton, Norbury and Bedington, in hewing [dolando] and squaring [quadrando] elms there this year, at 6d. a day each, £4 2s. 6d. Item to Richard Fleccher, carpenter, working in the works of the Bridge for 6 weeks and 2 days at 2s. 8d. a week, 16s. 10d. Item to John Bury, carver, working in the same works for 37 days at 5d. a day, 15s. 5d.
Total £93 16s. 4d.

342. Sawyers' wages.
Item to Richard Belamy, sawyer, for sawing 43 thousand 1½ hundred ft. of timber in quarters, plankes, tabulis and other necessary works by the supervision and disposition of the chief carpenter, taking 12d. for sawing each hundred foot, £21 11s. 6d.
Total £21 11s. 6d.

343. [f. 39v.] Tilers' wages.
Item to Thomas Roland, tiler, working with his labourer in tiling the tenements of the Bridge this year for 186 days at 13d. a day between them, £10 18d. Item to the same Thomas and his labourer working in the same works for 36 days, at 12d. a day between them, 36s. Item to the same Thomas for 4 loads of sand bought from him and used in the same works, 20d. Item to 1 labourer working with him in the said works for 19 days at 5d. a day, 7s. 11d. Total £12 7s. 1d.

344. Daubers' wages.
Item to Patrick Kele, dauber, working with his labourer in daubing the tenements of the Bridge for 218½ days, at 12½d. a day between them, £11 7s. 6d. Item to him for 1 dauber and 1 labourer working with him in the same works for 9 days at 12d. a day between them, 9s. Item to him for 51 loads of daub at 4d. the load, 17s. Item to him for 34 loads of daub at 5d. the load, 14s. 2d. Item to him for 14 loads of sand at 6d. the load, 7s. Item for 1 cartload of straw, 2s. 4d., bought by him and used in the aforesaid works. Item to 1 labourer working with him in the same works for 3 days, 15d. Item to him for 2 sacks of chalk bought by him and used in the same works, 4d. Item for size [coole] 12d. Item for 5½ dozen of moty price 18d. the dozen, bought and used in the tenement of the Saracen's head in East Cheap, 8s. 3d. Item to 1 dauber and his labourer working in daubing the walls of the Bridge's tenements in Deptford for 6 days at 12d. a day between them, 6s. Item for digging and carriage of daub used there, 21d. Item for 2 loads of gravel used there, 8d. Total £14 16s.

345. Paviours' wages.
Item to John Martyn, paviour, for paving 134 toises and to Robert Boltyng for paving 15 toises, in divers places as well within the city of London as in the tenement of the Crown in Southwark, at 8d. the toise, £4 19s. 4d. Total £4 19s. 4d.

346. [f. 40] Costs of the boats.
Item to Alan Fenne, shipwright, working in mending one little boat, by the task 7s. Item to the same Alan working in mending and making one boat called the Chalkebote for 29½ days, and to Robert Carpenter for 18 days working with him in the same works, at 8d. a day each, 31s. 8d. Item to John Clement for 22½ days at 7d. a day, 12s. 10d. Item to William Stanley for 23½ days at 6d. a day, 11s. 9d. Item to John Benet for 3 days and Davy Bullok for 15 days, working with him in the aforesaid works, to each 4d. a day, 9s. 4d. Item to the same Alan working in making a new small boat called a Cokke for 17 days at 8d. a day, 11s. 4d. Item to John Clement for 10 days at 7d. a day, 5s. 6d. Item to William Stanley for 17 days at 6d. a day, 8s. 6d. Item to Davy Bullok, working with him in the aforesaid works, for 17 days at 4d. a day, 5s. 8d. Item for 10d. [of] oakum [okome], 1 sack of lime, 1 pair of doorposts [Gemolles] 1d. and 1 piece of line 18d. Total 105s. 1d. Item to John Sutton, keeper of the Bridge boats, for his wages this year at 2s. 6d. a week, £6 10s. Item to him for 1 labourer with him watching and assisting in steering/towing [adiutant' in conducendo] boats loaded with timber from the Bridge House to the bridge at night time, for 166 tides at 1d. the tide, 13s. 10d. Item to divers labourers throwing chalk between the Staddles, between them for 72 tides at 1½d. the tide, 8s. 11d. Total £7 12s. 9d.

347. Wages of the labourers.
Item to William Atkyn for 255 days, Alexander Herryson for 142 days, and William Tredgold for 123 days, labouring and attending on the masons in making mortar and in carrying stones, bricks, mortar and other necessaries from divers places to divers places to the hands of the workmen, and also in unloading shouts and boats loaded with chalk and rag and other necessaries for the said works this year, between them for 520 days at 5d. a day each, £10 16s. 8d. Item to the same William Atkyn and Alexander, watching and steering/towing boats loaded with stone and mortar from the Bridge House to the bridge for 39 nights this year, at 2d. a night each, 13s. Item to Simon Jacob for 267 days, Roger Lowde for 181 days, William Bowle for 94 days, William Dawys for 26 days, Thomas Roughhede for 8 days, John Morell for 21 days, John Canyng for 39 days, William Absolon for 43 days, John Fynche for 8 days, Robert Bateman for 20 days, Nicholas Asshwell for 18 [f. 40v.] days, John White for 16 days, and William Haselwoode for 18 days, labouring and attending on the carpenters in bearing and carrying timber, planks, shingles [scindulas], quarters and other necessaries from divers places to divers places to the hands of the workmen and in unloading carts and boats loaded with timber, planks, and other necessaries and stock for the works of the Bridge this year, between them 759 days at 5d. the day, £15 16s. 3d. Item to John Weselhede, working in the works aforesaid and attending in keeping the boats of the Bridge, for 77 days at 5d. a day, 32s. 1d. Item to John Isaac, working with the carpenter/s in shaping and squaring elms at Carshalton, Beddington and Norbury this year, for 71 days at 5d. a day, 29s. 7d. Item to John Terry working in felling oaks bought at Lewisham for 2 days, 12d. Item to Julian Arnold for stuffing [? padding, wrapping: stuffur'] the vine in the Bridge's garden this year, 12d. Item to James Baas working in the garden within the Bridge House for 32 days this year at 4d. a day, 10s. 8d. Item to Robert Bateman working in the works of the Bridge for 31 weeks this year at 20d. a week, 51s. 8d. Item to divers labourers working in moving and placing [locando] timber within the Bridge House at the disposition of the Warden carpenter at divers times this year, between them for 112 days at 5d. the day, 46s. 8d. Item to 1 labourer working and attending on John Fox, mason, working in divers places in mending latrines and chimneys in tenements within the city of London for 18½ days at 5d. a day, 7s. 8½d. Item to German Redeman working in roofing [coopertur'] the lodge [la logge] in the tenement at Bevis Marks, for 8 days at 7d. a day, 4s. 8d. Item to his servant working with him for 15 days at 4d. a day, 20d. Item for willow rods bought for binding of the same, 13d. Item to John Canyngs working there for 7 days at 5d. a day, 2s. 11d. Item for carriage and wharfage of reeds [la Reede] for covering the said lodge, 3½d. Total £36 16s. 11d.

348. [f. 41] Wages of the labourers at the Ram.
[left margin: <the Ram>] Item to 20 labourers working in drawing the gibbet Ram in piling the staddles beside the bridge for 91 tides at 3d. a tide each, £22 15s. Item to 2 labourers holding the iron hooks [hamos] to direct the Ram on the piles for the same tides at 4d. a tide each, 60s. 8d. Item to 8 labourers working in drawing the great iron Ram for 62 tides at 3d. a tide each, £6 4s. Item to 6 labourers working in drawing the other lesser Ram for 24 tides at 3d. a tide each, 36d. Item to 11 labourers working at the other Ram called Wilkyn for 47 tides at 3d. a tide each, £6 9s. 3d. Item to 8 labourers working in piling beside the grain mill at Stratford for 3 days this year at 5d. a day each, 10s. Item to 8 labourers working in extending [producendo], raising, and dismantling the gins for 24 days at 5d. the day between them, 10s. Item to divers labourers working within the Bridge House in fitting, extending, and removing [aptando producendo et remouendo] the piles and other works for 41 days this year at 5d. a day, 17s. 1d. Total £42 2s.

349. Officers' wages.
Item in money allowed to the aforesaid Wardens for their salary on account of their office this year, as is allowed in the preceding account, £10 to each of them, £20. Item to them for their clothing this year as allowed in preceding years, 20s. to each of them, 40s.
(Item to them for overseeing the tenements late of John Hattefeld, that they be well and sufficiently maintained and that a chaplain celebrate for the soul of the said John in the chapel on the Bridge, found and maintained by the testament of the same John, 3s. 4d. to each of them, 6s. 8d.) [left margin: <because disallowed by the auditors>]
Item to William Corun, lawyer [legis perito], for his fee this year as is allowed in preceding accounts, 13s. 4d. Item to Thomas More, attorney of the Wardens at the court of Guildhall, London, for his fee this year as in preceding, 6s. 8d. Item to William Bouchier, clerk of the works of the Bridge for his fee, on account of his office aforesaid this year, as allowed in the preceding account, £6 13s. 4d. Item to William Grevy, collector of the proper rents of the Bridge, for his fee this year, £10. Item to John Crosse, collector of the foreign and quit-rents of the Bridge and the farms of the butchers and fishmongers for the Stocks, for his fee this year, 100s. Item to Thomas Ebmede, keeper of the passage of carts and wains crossing the Bridge, for this year for his fee, 66s. 8d. Item to William Crammond, porter and gatekeeper of the Bridge House, as well for his fee on account of his office aforesaid as for keeping and feeding the dogs of the Bridge this year, viz. for his fee 20d. and for the sustenance of the dogs 10d. per week, viz. for 52 weeks this year £6 10s. Total £54 10s.

350. [f. 41v] Allowance of rent of fugitive tenants.
Item in allowance of the rent of a tenement situated in the parish of St Nicholas Shambles, London, called the Ball, late in the tenure of John Cokerham, charged in the rental of proper rents at 46s. 8d. a year, because the same John suddenly quitted the said tenement and had nothing in goods beyond 26s. 6d. valued for the same rent of 20s. 2d. Item of a tenement situated at Bevis Marks late in the tenure of John Heynes, charged in the said rental at 24s., because the tenant of the same tenement suddenly quitted it and left nothing by which he could be distrained beyond 7s. valued, etc., 17s. Total 37s. 2d.

351. Rewards of officers.
Item in money allowed to the same Wardens in reward on account of their diligent attendance given in their aforesaid office, as allowed to them in the preceding account, £10 each, £20. Item to William Bouchier, clerk of the works of the Bridge, in reward allowed to him as well for his good and diligent attendance in his aforesaid office as in making up and duplicating this account, of which one part remains in the counting-house of the Bridge and the other part of the same account is delivered to the Chamber of the Guildhall of the city of London, and as is allowed him in the preceding account, 66s. 8d. Item to William Grevy, collector of the proper rents of the Bridge, £4. Item to John Crosse, collector of the foreign and quit-rents of the Bridge, 20s., for their labour and attendance given in their aforesaid offices, and for drinking spent among the tenants in collecting the rents and in demising tenements as is allowed them in the preceding account. Item in money allowed to John Asshe, serjeant of the mayor of London, for his attendance and labour in summoning and calling together the auditors of this account and for attendance and labour in arresting fugitive tenants, nil by the auditors. Item in money allowed and pardoned to Everard Frere, citizen and armourer of London, of the rent of his tenement called the Castle in Wood Street by the mayor and aldermen for divers considerations on account of his diligent attendance and labour given in keeping and defending the City against the rebels in the time of disturbance this year &c., £6 13s. 4d. Total £35.

352. Sum of all allowances and liberations £856 7s. 7d.
Item they owe £90 4s. 8¼d.
[f. 42] Of which a term is assigned to John Stamer, late farmer of the fulling-mill of Stratford atte Bow, to pay £8, the residue of a certain sum of £13 6s. 8d. arrears of his farm of the said mill assigned by the mayor and aldermen of the city of London last year, to be paid thereof every quarter 26s. 8d., until the said sum is fully paid, beyond 106s. 8d thereof paid last year.
Item there remains after that assignment £82 4s. 8¼d.
Item Thomas Cook and Thomas Davy, late Wardens of the Bridge, owe in arrears of their account ending at Michaelmas 36 Henry VI, late king de facto & non de iure of England [1457], beyond the 40s. received of John Rokesley of the said arrears charged in the Receipt of arrears in this account, £164 12s.

353. Auditors of this account.
Thomas Oulgreve, John Stokker, aldermen. Robert Scrayngham, William Corbet, William Redeknappe, Thomas Danyel, commoners.

354. [f. 42v] Memorandum.
To be charged in the next account of timber and other delivered to repair tenements [small writing, becomes faint at end of line]

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