The Common Paper: Subscriptions for linen, pewter, April 1555

Pages 72-73

Scriveners' Company Common Paper 1357-1628 With A Continuation To 1678. Originally published by London Record Society, London, 1968.

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Subscriptions for linen, pewter, April 1555

[p. 292 transcript] Primo die mens's Aprilis A° D'ni 1555: tempore Richardi Mannsell et Thome Pierson' Gard'

A benevolence grannted by the company for the buyng of Lynnen and pewter and other thing for the forniture of or house/As hereunder doth folowe their sev'all names wt their p'ticler som'es That is to say.

First Richard Mannsell and Thomas Pierson then' Wardeins either of them xxs. S'm xls

Item Mr Will'm Blakwell then Towne clerk xxs

John Lee thelder, 20s. ; (fn. 1) John Melsh'm, 13s. 4d.; John Hulson, 20s.; Anthony Wayte, 13s. 4d.; Thomas Godfray, 20s.; John Stubberd, 13s. 4d.; Thomas Atkinson, 13s. 4d.; Thomas Wente, 13s. 4d.; John Norden, 13s. 4d.; William Pierson, 13s.4d.; Thomas Wytton, 20s.; Barthilmew Brokesby, 10s.; Thomas Brend, 10s.; Edward Braynewood, 13s. 4d.; John Russheborowe, 6s. 8d.; John Skampyon, 10s.; Ellys and Rigeley p[ar]tyners togeder, 10s.; Edmond Bright, 6s. 8d.; Anthony Bonde, 6s. 8d.; Humfry Broke, 5s.; William Sympson, 5s. Mighell Howman, 5s. Will'm Dowley, 5s.; Rauffe Hall, 3s. 4d.; Alexander Whitehed, 3s. 4d.; Martyn Goose, 3s. 4d.; William Harlowe, 3s. 4d.; John Dalton, 3s. 4d.; Edward Petinger, 3s. 4d.; Peter Baker, 3s. 4d.; Valery Lucas, 3s. 4d.; John Wayland, 2s. 6d. [p. 293 transcript] William Bowland, 2s. 6d.; Augustyne Darrys, 2s.; Anthony Higons, 2s.; Stephan Alexander, 2s.; Thomas Bradforth, 2s.; John Lee the yonger, 2s.; Will'm Dawson, 1s. 8d.; Will'm Browne, 1s. 8d.; Alexander Rotherforth, 1s.; Nich'as Kingeston, 1s. 1d.; Will'm Charnok [nil].


  • 1. The names are in a column and each is prefixed by 'It'm', which is omitted here. The individual sums have been converted from Roman to Arabic figures.