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Accounts: December 1565 - December 1567

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St Martin-in-The-Fields: the Accounts of the Churchwardens, 1525-1603. Originally published by [s.n.], [s.l.], 1901.

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December 1565 - December 1567

This is thaccompte of vs wyllyam whashe and Robarte Reade & John Evans Churche wardens (fn. 1) of the Paryshe of sainte Martins in the ffieldes by charinge Crosse in the Countye of Midd' Chosen and appointed for the space of twoo hoole yeres Endynge at the Natyvytie of our lorde god A thowsande fyue hundreth sixtie and seaven and in the tenth yere of the raigne of our Soueraigne lady Elizabeth by the grace of God Quene of Englande, ffraunce & Irelande Defendour of the ffayth &c' Aswell for the receyte as also for the Paymentes and other charges specified and conteyned in this our accompte as hereafter followeth &c'.

In primis Receyuede of the masters of the Parryshe at our firste entrye into our office the xxviijth daye of ffebruarye Ano d'ni A thowsande v hundrethe Lx v and in the viijth yere of the raign of our soueraign ladye quene Elizabeth the some of xli xvijs ob'

The receytes of all somes of money Receyued by vs in this our fyrste yere for buryalles knelles and suche like as heare after followethe etc'.

Januarye In primis John Messinge (fn. 2) was buried the firste Daye ijd
Item the 9 daye was buried John Dane nic'
Item the 20 daye was Buryed Rycharde Warde ijd
It'm the 25 daye was buried Rycharde lambe ijs
Item the 26 daye was buryed Thomas Rochester nic'
ffebruarye Item the viijth daye was buryed George Pattinson nic'
Item the 15 daye was buried Thomas Rychardson ijs
Item 22 daye was buried margarett marten nic'
Marche Item the iiijth daye was buryed Thomas Starkaye nic'
Item the same daye was buried Nicholas Depinge nic'
Receiptes for burialles in our ladye daye quarter iiijs iiijd
Apryll Item the 18 daye was buried Thomas Bull ijd
Item the 24 was buried John Robynson ijd
It'm the 30 daye was buried Rowlande from kocshootes ijd
Item the 310 daye was buriede Baltester Boclarins ijd
Maye Item the 10 daye was buryed Owen Gryffyn xvjd
Item the 11 daye was buried Annys Bettes ijd
Item 14 daye was buryed Evane Aprobarde (fn. 3) xvjd
Item ye 19 daye was buried Jone Alcocke nic'
Item the 20 daye was buried Jeffery Lee nic'
Item the 25 daye was buried Rob'te madder ijs iiijd
June Item the iij daye was buried Dorotie morton xijd
Item the same daye was buried Elyzabeth Smyth nic'
Item the 6 daye was buried John Mootte nic'
Item the 11 daye was buried John ffelton esquier (fn. 4) ijs iiijd
Item the 19 daye was buried mr Jackly pryste (fn. 5) xvjd
Receyved for buryalles Midsomer quarter xs vjd
Julye Item the 2 daye was buried Elizabeth Bryan xijd
It'm the 4 daye was buried mr John Russell iijs viijd
It'm the viijth daye was buried Elizabeth Darlowe vijs viijd
Item the 18 daye was buried Rob'te Parkes xvjd
Item the 16 daye was buried John Paynton nic'
It'm the xxiijti day was buried a poore woman nic'
Auguste Item the 310 daye was buried John harryson' nic
Septembre Item the xij daye was buryed John Alyson nic'
Item the same daye was buried katherin morley nic'
Item the 16 daye was buried John (fn. 6) Ryder nic'
October Item the 2 daye was buryed Poell bellhouse nic'
Item the 19 daye was buryed Sara Spenser nic'
Receyued for burialles in myghelmas quarter xiijs viijd
Novembre Item the i daye was buryed hewe Bilstone nic'
Item the 3 daye was buried Thomas Clarke xvjd
Item the 16 day was buried Elizabeth browne nic'
It'm the 13 daye was buried Annys morgins nic'
Decembre Item the 1 daye was buried Thomas Coulter viijs
Item the 5 daye was buryed John (fn. 7) Wilsone nic'
Item the 4 daye was buried Richard kestone xvjd
Item the 8 daye was buryed Will'm Lam'as nic'
Item the 11 daye was buried Rob'te ffyssher nic'
It'm the 14 daye was buried ffrancys Tayler xvjd
It'm the 22 daye was buried Jone Turner nic'
It'm the 23 daye was buryed katherin Teder nic'
Receyved for buryalls in Crystmas quarter xijs
In primis Receyved and gathered for the clarke an sextons wages and for the pewes in the churche for our ladys day quarter endinge the 25. daye of Marche xlvjs iiijd
It'm receyved and gathered the xxvth of Apryll 1566 for half of ye token money at Ester xxviijs viijd
Item receyved and gathered for the clarke and Sextons wages and for ye pewes in the Churche for midsomer quarter endinge the 24. daye of June Ano d'ni 1566 xlvjs iiijd
It'm receyved and gathered for the clarkes and sextens wages and for the pewes in the Churche for myghelmas quarter endinge the 29 day of September 1566 xlvjs iiijd
Item receyved for the Clarkes and sextons wages and for the pewes in the Churche for Crystmas quarter endinge the 25. day of December 1566 xlvjs iiijd
It'm rec' of mr Docter huicke for the rente of his Chamber for one yere endynge at the natyvitie of our lorde god a thowsande vclxvj vjs viijd
S'ma totalis of the hole receyte of this our firste yere amounteth to the some of xxiijli xviijs ijd ob'
Wherof disbursed and layed oute for the vse of the Churche in Anno a thowsande vclxvj as hereafter followeth.
In primis for the clarke and sextons wages d[e]we at thann'cyac'on of our ladye beinge the xxv daye of marche 1566 xxxs
Item paied to the sexton the xth daye o marche for candelles for Crystmas last. wch mr golyghtlye and mr ffowler lefte to paye vjd
It'm payed the same daye for the reste of the drinkinge wch the mrsl of the p'yshe had when mr golyghtlie and mr ffowler gave vp their accom'pte iijs
It'm pd to castell the same daye for mendinge of the nether windowe in the Churche viijd
It'm payed ye xxijth day of marche for mendinge the steple & for viij pounde of soder [a vijd a pounde iiijs viijd
It'm for workmanshipe of the same xvjd
It'm for fyer to the same iiijd
It'm to the saxton for helpinge the plum'er for one dayes Worke viijd
It'm payed for ringinge at the quenes removinge from whithaule to grenewyche the fyfth of ffebruary viijd
It'm paied for wasshinge the vicars Clarkes and sextons surplyces foror lady day quarter xijd
It'm for bromes for the Churche iijd
It'm for grease for the belles jd
It'm for wasshinge the churche clothes xijd
The Chardges layed out in our ladye dayes quarter xliiijs ijd
It'm payed to lee of kilbourne for twoo thowsande of tyle and xxiiij of rufe tyle at xs the thowsande & at ijd a peace of ye rufe the xij daye of Apryll xxiiijs
It'm paied the same daye for viij loodes of lyme vijs
It'm paied for ij bunches of hart lath & iiij singell quarter the same daye ijs xd
It'm paied the xiij day of Apryll for half a thowsande of ijd nales the pryce vijd
It'm payed the same day for half pecke of tyle pin'es ijd
paied the same daye for ijd worthe of ijd nayles ijd
It'm paied the xiiijtene of Apryll for ij loodes of sande at viijd a loade xvjd
It'm paied to a tyler the xxth daye of Apryll for x dayes worke xs
It'm paied to a laborer for x dayes worke the same daye vjs viijd
It'm paied the xxijti daye of Apryll for mendinge the beare (fn. 8) for ij dobell quarters at vjd a pece & xvj foote of q'ter borde xijd & iijd nayles and for mendinge twoo pewes in the churche iiijs
It'm paied the xx daye of June to the Clarke and sexton for their quarters wages dwe at midsomer beinge the xxiiijti daye of June 1566 xxxs
It'm paied to John howe organe maker for his q'ters wages dewe at midsom' vjd
It'm paied the same daye for wasshinge the vikers Clarkes and sextons surplyces for mydsomer quarter 1566 xijd
It'm paied the same daye for an hundred and a quarter of boordes for mendinge the wyndooes in the steple vjs viijd
It'm paied the xxij day of June for a hundred & a half of vjd nayles ixd
It'm the same daye for a planke for braggeth (fn. 9) viij
It'm payed the same daye for a Carpenter and his man for one dayes worke ijs
It'm paied the same daye for roopes for the orgaynes conteyninge vj fadomes (fn. 10) iiijd
The charges layed out in mi'som' q't' iiijli xviijs v
It'm payed to the Clarke and sexton for their quarters wages the laste of September for myghellmas quarter 1566 xxxs
It'm paid the ij daye of July for payuinge a grave in the middest of the Church viijd
It'm paied the same daye for payvinge a grave in the crosse Ile (fn. 11) viijd
It'm pd for ringinge at the quenes remove from grenewich to St James the 29 of June viijd
It'm for ringinge at ye quenes remove from grenewich to St James to hir p'gresse theight of Julye viijd
It'm for ringinge the 27 day of september at ye quenes remove from Rychmonde to Whithaule viijd
It'm paid the same daye for xijli of solder for one of the churche gutters at vijd a pounde vijs
It'm paied to a plum'er for one dayes woorke the same daye xijd
It'm for cole and woode to the same iiijd
It'm paid to the saxton for one dayes worke forr helpinge the plumer the same daye viijd
It'm for wasshinge the vicar Clarke and sextons surplesses the laste daye of septemb'r xijd
It'm for bromes for the Churche the same daye iijd
It'm for gresse for the belles the same Daye jd
It'm paid for layenge lyme and here (fn. 12) in the Churche windowes the same daye iiijd
It'm paid for ij newe bookes of the prayer agaynst the turke (fn. 13) the same daye vjd
It'm paid to John howe the organ maker for his quarters wages 1566 vjd
It'm for mendinge of the organes vjd
It'm paied the same daye for makinge the sidemen drinke when we went to St clements vjs viijd
It'm payed to the sumner (fn. 14) the same daye iiijd
The charges laid out in myghelmas q'tr lijs vjd
It'm paied to a Carpenter for iij dayes worke the x day of november iijs
It'm paied to the Clarke and sexton for their quarters wages dewe at the natyvitie of or lorde god 1566 xxxs
It'm paied the 25 of December for wasshinge the viker clarke and sextons surplyces xijd
It'm paied for Ivye holly bayes and rosemary the same daye xvjd
It'm pd for a bell rope the same daye for the fore bell xxijd
It'm paied for bromes the same daye for the Churches iijd
It'm paied the same day for mendinge the vicars and Clarkes surplesses viijd
It'm paied the same Daye for ij poundes of Candelles vjd
It'm for mendinge mr hamden and mr pateryckes pewe and the belles viijd
The charges laid out in Crystmas quarter xxxixs iijd
S'ma of the hole receiptes of this or first yere xxiijli xviijs ijd ob'
S'ma of the hole expences laid out in this or first yere xjli xiiijs iijd
So remaynethe of the receyte aboue the expences of the firste yere xijli iijs xjd ob'

The receytes for burialles and knelles in or lady dayes quartes in the seconde yere of or accompte 1567, as hereafter followeth.

December. In primis the xxixth daye was buryed Joane ffrancys xvjd
It'm the 7 daye was buryed John Eggelfide nic'
January It'm the 10 daye was buried Rowlande ffryse ijs iiijd
It'm the 11 daye was buryed a poore man out of the streete nic'
It'm the 22 daye was buryed katheryn ffoxe nic'
[February] It'm the 2 daye was buried kateryn sinke (fn. 15) nic'
It'm the same daye was buryed Elyzabeth Whar'ton xvjd
It'm the 16 daye was buried Jone Person nic'
It'm the 24 daye was buried Edwarde will'ms nic'
It'm the 27 daye was buried Elizabeth Allin xvjd
It'm the 3 daye was buried Thomas Morrys ijs iiijd
Marcij It'm the 6 daye was buried Thomas browne nic'
It'm the 9 daye was buried humfrey bate ijd iiijd
It'm the 15 daye was buried Annis mathewe nic'
It'm the 16 daye was buried James Grigsone nic'
It'm the 21 daye was buried harry goldhurste nic'
It'm the 26 daye was buried Sysseley Crystian ijs iiijd
The receipte of orladye daye qrter—xiijs iiijd
Aprilis It'm the seconde Daye was buried one williamson (fn. 16) nic'
It'm the 7 Daye was buried Edwarde Turner nic'
Maij It'm the 10 Daye was buried margarett harmon nic'
It'm the 14 Daye was buried Catherin godfry ixs
It'm the 16 Daye was buried John Barber ijs iiijd
Junij It'm the 2 daye was buryed George James nic'
It'm the 14 day was buried Will'm Thorpe ixs
It'm the 18 day was buried George worthington (fn. 17) ixs
It'm the 25 daye was buried Jone Apryse (fn. 18) nic'
It'm the same daye was buried Jone wyle (fn. 19) nic'
It'm payed by mrs Russell for hir housbandes monethes mynde (fn. 20) xijd
The receite for mydsomer quarter 1567—xxxs iiijd
It'm the 4 daye was buried Sara Worthington nic'
It'm the 5 daye was buried Mr Reade iijs iiijd
Receyved for burialls in myghelmas qrter iijs iiijd
September It'm the 28 daye was buried Crystofer Dyer nic'
It'm the 2 daye was buried Rycharde (fn. 21) bredeman xvjd
Octobre Item the 16 daye was buryed John (fn. 22) Smythe nic'
Novembris It'm the 10 daye was buried Elizabeth Shereman nic'
It'm the 14 daye was buried Anne Moreton nic'
It'm 19 day was buried Elyzabeth Clayton xvjd
Decembris It'm the 2 daye was buryed will'm wilkenson nic'
It'm the 20 daye was buryed John Browne nic'
(fn. 23)It'm the 23 daye was buried harry huckabourd nic'
It'm the same daye was buried John glyn ixs
Receyued for burialles in Cristmas qrter xjs viijd
In primis Receyved and gathered for the Clarke and sextons wages & for the pewes in the Church for or ladie day qrter endinge ye 25 of march xlvjs iiijd
It'm Rec' and gathered the 25 of Apryll 1567 for half of the token money at Easter xxviijs viijd
It'm rec' and gathered for the Clarke and sextons wages and for the pewes in the church for mydsomer q'ter endinge the 24 daye of June 1567 xlvjs iiijd
It'm receyved and gathered for the Clarke and sextons wages and for the pewes in the Churche for myghelmas qrter Endinge the 29 daye of September Ano 1567 xlvjs iiijd
It'm receyved and gathered for the Clarke and sextons wages and for the pewes in the churche for Crystmas quarter endinge the 23 of December 1567 xlvjs iiijd
It'm receyved of mr Docter hewicke for his rente of his Chamber for one yere endinge at the natyvitie of or lorde god a thousande vclx and vij vjs viijd
It'm rec' of mr harman and mr Careles when they gave vp their accompte for the hie wayes xxviijs ijd
S'ma totalis of the receite of this or seconde yere amounteth to the some of xvli vijs vjd
Wherof disbursed and laied out in this or ij yere as herafter folloeth
It'm paied to the Clarke and sextons for their q'ters wage Dewe at the Annu'cyac'on of or ladie beinge the 25 daye of marche 1567 xxxs
It'm paied for Wasshinge the vicars Clarkes and Sextons surplyces for one quarter xijd
It'm paied to John howe Orgayne maker for his quarters wages Dewe at or ladye Day beinge the 25 of marche 1567 vjd
It'm paied the 5 day of ffebruarye for a key for the churche Doore xijd
It'm paied the 16 daye of Januarye for ringinge at the remove of the quene from Whitte haule to Croydon viijd
It'm paied the firste Daye of ffebruary at the com'inge of the quene from mr gressames (fn. 24) to whitte hawell for Ringinge viijd
It'm paied the 2 daye of ffebruarye for pavinge a grave in the middell Ile viijd
It'm paied the same Daye for mendinge the pavinge in the Churche where it was broken viijd
Item paied for a bell roope for the greate bell the 4 of ffebruary ijs iiijd
It'm paied the 5 daye of marche for 4 loade of lime at xiiijd the loode iiijs viiijd
It'm paied the same Daye for a loode of sande viijd
It'm paied to a tyler the 10 daye of marche for three dayes worke for mendinge the Churche iijs
It'm paied to a laborer the same Daye to sarue the tyler for iij Dayes worke ijs
It'm paied to the sexton the xj daye of marche for clothe to make him a surples and for the makinge of the same iiijs vjd
It'm paied the 25 daye of marche to John howe the orgayne maker for mendinge the orgaynes when they were broken xijd
It'm paied the same Daye for the Churche ijd
The charges laied out in our ladie qrter—liijs vjd
It'm paied for ringinge the 25 daye of June at the removinge of the quene from Whithaule to Rychmonde viijd
It'm paied the 26 daye of June for makinge the sidemen to Drynke and for or artycles ixs xjd
It'm paied the 21 of June for ij hundred of vjd nayles for mendinge of the pewes of the churche xijd
It'm paied the 28 daye of June to a karpenter for one Dayes woorke for mendinge the pewes in the Churche xiiijd
It'm paied for a C (fn. 25) of pavinge tyle the same Daye viijs viijd
It'm paied for a loade of sande the same Daye viijd
It'm paied the same Daye for payvinge of twoo graves in the middell Ile in the Churche xvjd
It'm paied for payvinge of a grave the same Daye in the south yle viijd
It'm for ij loades of lyme the same Daye ijs iiijd
It'm paied the same Daye for ijd worthe of penye nayles ijd
It'm paied the same Day for jd worth of Dobell x penye nayles jd
It'm pd for a bell rope for the middell bell the 10 daye of June xxijd
It'm paied the same Daye for ij baldrickes for the gret bell & littell bell ijs viijd
It'm paied the same Daye for makinge of a pewe for the church wardens and sidemen to sytt in ijs
It'm paied the same Daye for half an hundred of bourdes to make the same pewe ijsvjd
It'm for mattes and hassockes for the same pewe xiiijd
It'm paied the 12 daye of June for the clarke and sextons wages Dewe at midsomer 1567 xxxs
It'm for wasshinge the same daye the vicar Clarke & sextons surplyces xijd
It'm for bromes for the Churche ijd
It'm for grease for the belles jd
It'm paied to John howe orgayne maker for his qrter dewe at midsom' vjd
The charge laid out in midsom' qrter—iijli viijs vijd
It'm paied the 10 Daye of September for 13 poundes of soulder at vijd ali for to mende the Churche gutters vijs vijd
It'm paied to a plummer for iiij dayes worke occupied in sowderinge and makinge cleane of the gutters at xiiijd a Daye the same Daye iiijs viijd
It'm paied to the sexton for ij Dayes worke in helping the plumer at viijd the Daye ijs
It'm payed for wood and Coole vjd
It'm paied the 17 Daye of September for a belrope for the saunce bell wayenge vli at iijd a pounde xvd
It'm paied the 29 daye of September for the Clarkes & sextons wages Dewe at myghelmas 1567 xxxs
It'm paied for wasshinge the vicars Clarkes and sextons surplyces xijd
It'm for bromes for the Churche ijd
It'm for gresse for the belles jd
It'm paied the same Daye to John howe orgayne maker for his quarters wages endinge at myghelmas 1567 vjd
The charges laid out in myghelmas qrter—xlvijs ixd
It'm paied the 29 Daye of November to the sum'er of Westmynster for som'inge mr ffowler (fn. 26) & iij more & for their articles xviijd
It'm paied the same daye for makinge the sidemen Drinke when we wente to geve vp or accom'pte afore my lorde of london & my lorde mayor of london when enquire was made for Straungers (fn. 27) vs
It'm paied for ingrossinge of or booke for the straungers names the same daye ijs
It'm paied mr waters the same Daye for Dressinge the Church harnys dyverse and sondry tymes xs
It'm laied out the firste daye of December when we wente to St Clementes to make the sidemen to Drynke ijs
It'm paied the 10 day of December for a baldrycke for the fore bell xvjd
It'm paied the same Daye for mendinge the belles and for foure wegges of Iron for an axaltre (fn. 28) and nayles viijd
It'm paied the same daye for pavinge of a grave in ye south Ile viijd
It'm paied for ringinge at the quenes remove from hampton Courte to Whytte hawle the 22 daye of December viijd
It'm paied the xx day of December for the Clarkes and sextons wages Dewe at the natyvitie of or lorde god 1561 ? (7) xxxs
It'm paied for ij poundes of Candelles the same Daye vjd
It'm paied for ij rolers (fn. 29) for the Churche the same Daye viijd
It'm for wasshinge of the vicars Clarkes and sextons surplyces the same day xijd
It'm paied for wasshinge of the Churche clothes the same Daye xijd
It'm paied for hollye Ivey Bayes and rosemary for the Churche xvjd
It'm payed for bromes for the Churche iijd
It'm for gresse for the belles iijd
It'm laied out for parchement and ingrossinge vpp the booke of accompte and makinge the gatheringe booke xiijs iiijd
It'm laied out to make the mrs of the p'yshe (fn. 30) to Drinke at the gyvinge vp of our accom'pte xiijs iiijd
The charges laid out in Crystmas quarter iiijli vs vjd
S'ma of the hole receyte of the seconde yere xvli vijs vjd
S'ma of the Charges laied out in the ij yere xijli xvs iiijd
And so remaneth of the receyte aboue the expenses of the seconde yere lijs ijd
S'ma totalis of the hole receyte for bothe the yeres xxxixli vs viijd ob'
S'ma of thole charges laied out in bothe the yeres xxiiijli ixs vijd
And so remayneth in our handes of the receytes above the expenses for bothe the yeres—xiiijli xiiijs jd ob' wch we are redie to delyuer at the gevinge vpp of this our accompte xiiijli xiiijs jd ob'
[Signed]
Thom's ffowler
John Colbrand
humfre louell
harrold byngham [mark]

Footnotes

  • 1. The name of John Evans has been inserted above the line; nothing is said of the extra churchwarden in the accounts, but a Mr. Robert Read was buried in July 1567.
  • 2. Messenger (R.)
  • 3. i.e. Ap Robert, R. gives Ap Richarde.
  • 4. George Felton of Pentlowe (R.)
  • 5. Mr Vicar Jakexley, Prest (R.), Nothing to show that he was officially connected with this parish.
  • 6. Joanna (R.)
  • 7. The masters.
  • 8. The bier.
  • 9. Brackets (vide Bragger in Halliwell).
  • 10. Fathoms.
  • 11. The transept, if there was one, or the part of the church from North to South in front of the chance screen.
  • 12. Hair.
  • 13. In 1566, the Archbishop of Canterbury issued "A Fourme to be used in Common prayer . . . . to excite all godly people to pray . . . . for the preservation of those Christians and their Countreys that are now invaded by the Turke in Hungary or elsewhere" (cf. note 3, p. 263).
  • 14. Summoner.
  • 15. Gertruda Syke (R.)
  • 16. R. gives April 27 Wm "Wilison."
  • 17. R. gives George Whittleton June 17.
  • 18. Ap Rice (R.)
  • 19. Wilde (R.)
  • 20. The only one mentioned since 1558 (p. 170). It probably was confined to laying a pall on Russell's grave.
  • 21. Radulphus (R.)
  • 22. Joanna (R.)
  • 23. Not in the Register.
  • 24. This visit is not mentioned in Nichols' "Progresses."
  • 25. 100.
  • 26. Exchurchwarden.
  • 27. cf. pp. 200, 209. As in 1562, one of the primary objects of the enquiry was that strangers might pay their share of the subsidies granted by Parliament to Elizabeth; aliens had to pay a double rate on both personalty and land.
  • 28. Wedges of iron for an axle tree.
  • 29. They appear later, in the inventories, along with various tools used by the sexton.
  • 30. The masters of the parish.