Memorials of the Guild of Merchant Taylors of the Fraternity of St. John the Baptist in the City of London. Originally published by Harrison, London, 1875.
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XVIII. PRECEPT TO THE COMPANY, AND THEIR CERTIFICATE OF REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE.
MADE IN 1566, UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF SEC. 5 OF THE 8TH ELIZABETH, (fn. 1) CAP. 18 (AN ACT OF A 1–15TH AND 1–10TH GRANTED BY THE TEMPORALITY).
"January 24th, 1566.
"A Precept directed to this Company for a Certificate of their Lands and Goods.
"By the High Assessors.
"Theis are to requyre you and on the Quenes Majties behalf, comande you that ye return unto us on Monday nexte at eighte of the clock in the forenoone of the same daye a true certificate of the just value of your Lands and Goods apperteynynge to yo' ffellowshippe, and that hereof fail ye nott as ye tender the Quene's Maties fyne. Written at Guildehall this p'sente xxiiij daye of January Ao. 1566. In the ixth yere of the Quenes Maties Reigne."
"The Certificate of the Master and Wardens of the Corporac[i]on of the M' chanttailors of London made to the Quene's Maties Sessors of her Cittie & Chamber of London for the Taxation of the subsidie granted unto her Matie at the laste session of the laste P'rliament holden at Westm': and begune in the eighth yere of her Maties reigne accordinge to the tenor of a Precepte to them dyrected by the foresaide Sessors (viz.)—
|"Ffirste they the said Master & Wardens do Certifie that all theire Rents and Revenues Issuing, Coming & Growinge of all the Lands and Tenmts. belonging to their saide Corporacion at this daye extends to the some per annum of||—||280||15||4|
|"Notwithstanding of late the same did extende to the some per annum of 308l. 7s.|
|"But at this presente there is parcell of the same Londes situate and leyinge in the Parish of St. Martyn, in the Vyntrye of St. James, at Garlickhithe, which was lately rented in the hole at the some of xiijl. vjs. viijd. per annum, wch is nowe vacant by reason of the decaye thereof and lack of Newe buildinge. So that the yerely value of the Londes at this daye is 280l. 15s. 4d.|
|Whereof to be admitted as followeth—|
|"Fyrste for Quyte Rentes and other Rente Charge, wherewithal the sayde Londes is charged per annum||109||15||0|
|"Item, to the Reliefe of theire Almesmen & others, and for Coles gyven to the Poore according to the Devyses of the Donors of certen of their sayde Londes per annum||59||17||11|
|"Item, to the Scholemaster and iij Ushers of theire late erected Grammar Schole, founded in the Parishe of St. Lawrence Pounteney, in London, and for the Vysytacon of the sayde Schole per annum||(fn. 2) 56||13||4|
|"Item, to theire Offycers for theire ffees, per annum||22||6||8|
|"Soma totalis of the deductions and payments goynge oute of the foresayde Londes & Annuyties||—||248||13||10|
|"And so remayneth clere to the sayde Company towardes the repayringe of the sayd Londes & of Newe Buildings, of what is decayed thereof as is aforesaid, the some of||—||(fn. 2) 46||6||8|
|"Item, more they do certyfie, that all the Plate, Juells, & Good's belonginge to theire Corporacion extends not above the value of||66||13||4|
|"And further, They do Certifie that the sayde Corporacion is indebted at this time, and doth owe to dyverse persons as well by their bonds obligatory under theire Common Seale as otherwyse ov' and above all such debtes as be owinge to the sayde Corporacion, the some of||237||6||0|