Memorial XXXII: The Banquet given to James I, 1607

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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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(a.) Records of the Court.

(b.) Expenditure as taken from the Master's Accounts of that period.


June 27, 1607.

Information given that the King, Queen, and Prince intend to dine at Merchant Taylors' Hall.

The Company are informed that the King's most excellent Majtie. with our gracious Queene and the noble Prince and diverse Honble. Lordes and others determyne to dyne at our Hall on the day of the Elec[i]on of the Master and Wardens: therefore this Meeting was appoynted to advyse and consult howe everye thinge maye be performed for the reputac[i]on and creditt of the Company and to give his Majestie best lyking and contentment.

The Charges.

It is agreed for the present that the whole money shalbe laide oute and disbursed out of the com[m]on Stock of the Company, and when it is knowne what the whole charges will amount to, the Master and Wardens will referr themselves to the considerac[i]on of the Assistants what is fytt for them to allowe out of their private purses towards the same chardges. Committee's.

The Company have entreated and authorized the Master and four Wardens, Mr. Baron Sotherton, four Aldermen and all the old Masters, and Mr. Vernon, or any six of them, to be Committee's to determyne, direct and appoynte all matters concerninge the said greate and noble entertaynement and what they or any six of them shall appoynte, the Company will approve and allowe.

Four Stewards.

Mr. Thos. Rowe one of the Assistants, Robert Jenkinson, Thomas Johnson and William Greenewell, three of the Livery to be Stewards to receive money and to make all provisions and performe all other matters which belongeth to Stewards to undergoe.

Two Caters.

Lansdale the Lord Maior's Cater, and Sotherne one of the Sheriffs' Caters are appoynted to be in attendance upon the Stewards to informe them of all things necessary for such an entertainment, and to consider what number of messes are requisite and howe many and what dishes, and howe and where the same shalbe disposed, and to draw out Bills of the Diett to be considered of by the Committees, and to doe all such services as doth apperteyne to Caters to performe.

One Cater to attend daily at Court.

Mr. Warden Wright is entreated from tyme to tyme to attend at Court to understand from my Lord Chamberlain and my Lord of Salisbury, what complements are fytt to be performed by the Companye and to knowe of his Majestie hould his purpose and resoluc[i]on to come.

Chief Butler.

Matthewe Springham, one of the Lyvery, is entreated to be chief, and Mr. Butler to commaund all the Butlers that shalbe used in this service.

A Poet for a Speech. (fn. 3)

Sir John Swynnerton is entreated to conferr with Mr. Benjamin Johnson the Poet, aboute a speeche to be made to welcome his Majestie, and for musique and other inventions which maye give likeing and delight to his Majestie by reason that the Company doubt that their Schoolmaster and Schollers be not acquainted with such kinde of Entertainements.

A Window for the King to look into the Hall.

It is ordered that the Mason shall presently cut a hole through the mayne wall at the upper end of the Hall and make a windowe out of the little roome for the King to looke into the Hall, and Mr. Warden Osborne and Mr. Warden Albany to take care to see the same performed.

The Hangings, Stooles, Carpets, &c.

William Jones, Thos. Owen and Richd. Scales, three of the Assistants, are entreated at the Companies charge to make provision of Hangings, Carpets, Curtains, Stools, Chaynes, Pillowes and such other necessaries at the chardges of the Company.


George Lydiatt, Otho Mawditt, Richard Osmotherly, George Sotherton, James Graves, Matthew Beadles, John Houghton and Henry Polstrede, being all of the Livery of this Company, are entreated and appointed to make provision of plate at the Companies charge, wherein it is not doubted but they will deale carefully and frugally for the Company. And Mr. Warden Wright is entreated to move the Lord Chamberlain for the use of the King's silver vessel.

Officers and Young Men to wait.

The Master and Wardens are entreated to provide a competent and sufficient number of the Officers attending the Lord Maior and Sheriffs to wait at the Dinner. And also p'sonable young men of the Company to give their attendance in Gowne's and to carry up the meate to the inferior tables.

Discreete Men to look about the House.

Our Master and Wardens are entreated to cause discreete men to make special serche in and about all the houses and roomes adjoyning to the Hall to prevent all villainy and danger from all which wee doe most humbly beseech Almighty God to blesse and defend his Majestie.

Three Tables at the upper end of the Hall.

The Company are informed that the King's Majestie will dine in the King's Chamber, and the Princes Highness in the greate Hall. It is therefore thought fytt the long table at the upper end of the Hall be taken away and three several tables whereby the Prince's Highness may sitt at a table by himself in state, and the noble men at two tables at either end thereof.

The Brick Wall in the Garden to be raised.

It is considered and agreed that the brick wall in the Garden which adjoineth to the Taverne shall presently be raised up to take away the prospect of such as use to walke upon the leades of the Taverne and thereby woulde overlooke the Garden, and the King's Chamber and the Garden Walls and the Gate and the houses about the same to be bewtified as much as tyme will admytt.

Committee's meet every day.

And be it remembered that divers of the Comyttee's mett every day and appoynted officers to attend and also collected the most personable and proper men, and appoynted every one his service, as well of such as were of the Assistants, Lyvery and Sixteene Men, as also other young men of the Company and Ushers, and were careful to see everything performed for the creditt and reputac[i]on of the Company.

July 7th, 1607.

Two Earls have invited the King. Committees to invite the Prince, and the Queen's Lord Chamberlain to invite her Majestie.

Albeit the Company are informed by Mr. Warden Wright that the Right Honble. the Earl of Suffolk, Lord Chamberlain, and the Right Honble. the Earle of Salisbury, the Kinge's principall Secretarie, oute of theire honourable love to this Companie have invited the King's moste excellent Majtie. to our Ffeast, so as the Company shall not need to trouble his Majestie any further, yet it is both their honourable advice and also thought convenient that some of the chief of the Company should ride to non such to the Prince's Court to invite his Highness, whereupon Mr. Baron Sotherton, Sir William Craven, Mr. Alderman Elwes, and Mr. Alderman Albany, have undertaken to perform that service, and Sir John Swynnerton and Mr. Alderman Elwes have also promised to invite all the Lords that are resident about London. And Mr. Warden Wright hath also promised to desire the Lord Chamberlain to the Queene to invite her Majestie and such honourable Ladies as usually attend her Highness.

July 9th, 1607.

A Resolution not to invite either the Lord Mayor or any of the Aldermen that are not free of our Company.

This Courte was specially provided to consider and advyse whether it were fitt and convenient to invite the Lord Mayor and all the Aldermen and their Ladies to the Elec[i]on dynner this yeare, yea, or no, and upon propounding thereof severall delyvered their conceite and opynions, some holdinge opinion that it would be an hono[m]r and grace to the Company to see soe many sitt togeather in their Scarlet Robes: other being of opynion that it would much derogate from the private Companie who shoulde be at the whole charge, and soe make it seeme as an entertainment done at the charge of the whole Cytty: and some houlding opynion that if wee preferred my Lord Maior and Aldermen to a principal Table it woulde offend the nobles and honourable gentlemen who would reckon my Lord Maior in the presence of the King, to be but as an ordinary Knight Quia in proesentia Majoris cessat potestas minoris: others houlding it the duty of us citizens to have a very special care to give satisfac[i]on and preferr the Governours of the Cytty: and some houlding opynion, that my Lord Maior for the present yere being a clothworker, (fn. 4) and having procured to grace that Company and to cause his Majesties name to be entered as one of that Society, he woulde doe his endeavo[m]r to crosse our Companie of that honour which wee understand the Prince's Highness meaneth to conferr upon our Company; and many other reasons and opynions were delyv'red: after which it was put to scrutiny and by moste voices agreed, that neither my Lord Maior nor any of the Aldermen (saving such as be of our Company) shoulde be invyted at this tyme, hoping that none of them shall have any just cause to except against the Companies resolution herein.

July 15th, 1607.

Notwithstanding Mr. Recorder's persuasion to invite ye Lord Mayor and Aldermen, yet it is not thought fitt.

To this Court resorted Mr. Recorder of London, and did use many perswasive speeches to move the Company to invite the Right Honble. Lord Maior and the Right Worll. the Aldermen his Brethren to dyne at the Hall upon the morrowe nexte ensuinge, upon whose ernest moc[i]on it was estsones put to question and scruteny whether they should be invited or no, but the major parte remembering how the same was debated at the laste Courte, doe stand constant in theire former resolution. And soe by scruteny yt was agreed that they should not be invyted at this tyme. And thereupon the Companie praied Mr. Recorder to conceave well of their resoluc[i]on, and to informe my Lord Maior and Aldermen that they feared that the company of noblemen and ladies woulde be so greate that they could not possibly give his Lordshipp and worshipps that entertaynement as would be fitt for Citizens to give to theire Magistrates, which was the cause they forebore to invite them at this tyme.

The Election of Master and Wardens this year, the day before the Ffeast.

And forasmuch as there would be no tyme spared this yere for the Elec[i]on of Master and Wardens upon the morning before the ffeast as in former yeares it hath been used, therefore this Court was specially called for the Elec[i]on of a new Master and Wardens, and the rather because such as shalbe elected may be enjoyned not to be absent the next daye at the publicac[i]on of th' Elec[i]on: and accordinge to usual manner and forme by scrutiny and prick, the persons hereafter named were elected for Mr. and Wardens to rule and governe the state of the said societie for one yere nexte ensuing (viz.), Mr. John Johnson, for Master or Governor, Mr. Thomas Owen, for head or Mr. Warden, Mr. Richard Scales, for second Warden, Mr. John Wooller, for third or Upper Renter Warden, and Mr. Randolph Woolley, for fourth or youngest Renter Warden. Which said persons had pecial charge to make their appearance the next day, but thes Elec[i]on was kept secrett until it was openly published the nexte daye at Dynner as hereafter at large shall be declared.

Purses and Gold to be provided for the King, Queen and Prince, &c.

Also at this Court itt is agreed that the Stewards shall make provision of Three ritch Purses and of Two hundred poundes in faier gold, whereof one hundred poundes to be presented to the King and Fyfty poundes to the Queene and Ffyty poundes to the Prynce, and if the Queene doe not come, then that Fifty poundes to be saved. (fn. 5)

July 16th, 1607.

Publication of the Election. Sermon at St. Helen's on account of the Plague. Lord Mayor and Aldermen. A Speech to ye King. Music. Ship. King dined in the King's Chamber. The Prince dined in the Hall. Knights, Aldermen and Masters carried the service. Three brace of Bucks sent by the Prince. The Master and Wardens present the King with a purse. A Roll delivered to his Majestie. The King's consent that the Prince should be free. A present delivered to the Prince. The Prince's Speech.

The Company having made their Election of Master and Wardens in such manner as at the laste Courte houlden yesterday, the Companie made great haste to Church to the Sermon which this yeare was in the Parish of St. Helen, by reason that a howse over against our Church, and some other howses in the Parish were visited with the Plague, which was used by some that would willingly have kepte the King and Prince from our Hall, as a very speciall motive to diswade his Majestie from coming. And the said Sermon was preached by Mr. Doctor Buckeridge, President of St. John Baptist Colledge in Oxon, who having due regard to the tyme and occasion began very early, and had fynished in a very convenient tyme, soe as the Companie came to the Hall to see all things in Order and give Entertainment, and to attend his Majties. comyng. And it is to be remembered that the Lord Maior and Aldermen (albeit they were not invited and some of them discontented therewith) came all to the Hall in their Scarlett, and there staid untill his Majties. comyng, and then the Lord Maior and the Master of our Company and some of the Aldermen went to the Gate nexte the streete and the Lord Maior delivered up his sword to the King, and the Master of the Companie did welcome his Majtie. and attended his Majtie. up into the Hall. And at the upper end of the Hall there was sett a Chayre of State where his Majtie. satt and viewed the Hall, and a very proper Child, well spoken, being clothed like an angell of gladness with a Taper of Ffrankincense burning in his hand, delivered a short speech contayning eighteen (xviii) verses, devised by Mr. Ben. Johnson the Poet, which pleased his Majtie. marvelously well, And upon either side of the Hall in the Windowe neere the upper end were Gallories or Seates made for Musique, in either of which were seaven singular choice musicions playing on their Lutes; and in the shipp which did hang aloft in the Hall three rare men and very skilful who sung to his Majtie. And over the skreene, cornets and loud musique wherein it is to be remembered that the multitude and noyse was so greate that the lutes nor songs coulde hardly be heard or understoode. And then his Majtie. went up into the King's chamber, where he dined alone at a table which was provided only for his Majtie. and the Queene (but the Queene came not), in which chamber was placed a very rich paier of Organs, whereupon Mr. John Bull, Doctor of Musique, and a Brother of this Company, did play during all the dynner tyme. And Mr. Nathanael Gyles, Master of the Children of the Kyng's Chapell, together with divers singing men and children of the said Chappell, did sing melodious songs at the said dynner. And be it also remembered that the Prince did dine in the greate Hall, and that the long table at the upper end of the Hall was taken away and three tables distinct one from another placed in the room thereof (viz.), one table in the middle where the Prince sate alone in state, and the tables on either side were wholly furnished with Ambassadors and Noblemen. And the service to the King and Prince for the first course was carried up by the Knights, Aldermen, Masters, Assistants and Lyvery, which were of the Companie, the Lyvery having their Hoods upon their shoulders, the service being rich and bountifull, as by the charge will appear. Unto which dinner the Prince sent three brace of Bucks, and Sir Thomas Chaloner did, by l're written by his Highness commaundment, signifie that his Highness with his own hand placed the woodman to kill them. And when the King's most excellent Majesty had dyned and withdrawn himself into his inner chamber, the Master and the fower Wardens, Mr. Baron Sotherton and the Aldermen of the Companie, resorted unto his Majestie, and Mr. Recorder of London being there present did in the name of the whole Company most humbly thank his Majtie. that it had pleased him to grace the Company with his presence that day. And the Master of the Company did present his Majtie. with a faier purse wherein was one hundreth pounds in gould. And Richard Langley the Com[m]on Clerk of the Company did moast humbly deliver unto his Majtie. a Roll in Vellum which he had collected out of the ancient bookes and records of the Companie. (fn. 6)

The Copy of the Roll delivered to the King and a similar one to the Prince. The names of Seaven Kinges, one Queene, &c.

(1) Roger, Lord Mortimer, 1351.

(2) Humffrey de Baune, Earle of Herford, 1372.

(3) Dame Johan, his Wief.

(4) Symon, Lord Bishop of London, 1373.

(5) Dame Alice, Countesse of Kent.

(6) Edmund, Lord Mortymer, Earle of March, 1377.

(7) William Courtney, Lord Bishop of London, 1378.

(8) Henry Percy, Earle of Northumberland, 1379.

(9) John, Lord Hastings, Earle of Pembrooke.

(10) Isabell, Countesse of Pembrooke, 1381.

(11) Robert Breybrooke, Lord Bishop of London, 1382.

(12) John Fferdon, Lord Bishop of Durham.

(13) The Prior of St. Bartholemews, 1383.

(14) The Sub Prior.

(15) The Prior of Elsing Spittle.

(16) King Richard the Second, 1385.

(17) Queene Anne, his wife.

(18) John, Duke of Lancaster.

(19) Sir Roger Walden, Treasorer of Callis, 1387.

(20) Thomas, Earle of Nottingham, 1388.

(21) Hugh, Lord Zouch.

(22) John, Lord Willoughby, 1389.

(23) Edmund, Duke of Yorke, 1390.

(24) Thomas, Duke of Gloucester, 1390.

(25) Henry, Duke of Hereford and Earle of Darby, who afterwards was (1390) King Henry the Fourth.

(26) The Duchess of Gloucester.

(27) Edward, Earle of Rutland.

(28) Thomas, Earle of Warwick.

(29) The Countesse his Wief, and Thomas his son.

(30) Thomas, Earle of Nottingham.

(31) John Holland, Earle of Huntington.

(32) John, Lord Roos.

(33) Ralph, Lord Nevill.

(34) Thomas, Lord Ffurnyvale.

(35) Reginald, Lord Gray of Ryffyn.

(36) Walter Skirlowe, Lord Bishop of Durham, 1391.

(37) Phillipp, Lord Darcy, 1394.

(38) Robert, Lord Scales.

(39) William, Earle of March, 1397.

(40) Alice, Countesse of Oxford.

(41) Edmund Stafford, Lord Bishopp of Excetor, 1397.

(42) Thomas, Duke of Surrey, 1399.

(43) Edmund, Lord Gray of Codnor, 1401.

(44) Thomas Arnndell, Lord Abp. of Canterbury, 1401.

(45) King Henry the Fowrth and the Prince, had the Clothing of this Mistery.

(46) Nicholas Bubwith, Lo; Bishopp of London, 1406.

(47) Willyam Colchester, Abbot of Westminster.

(48) Lord John, the Kinges sonne, 1407.

(49) Edmund, Earle of Kent.

(50) Lord Thomas, the Kinges sonne, 1409.

(51) Richard Beauchamp, Earle of warwick, 1411.

(52) Henry le Scroope, Tresorer of England.

(53) Henry Chichley, Bishopp of St. Davies.

(54) Sir Roger Westwood, Baron of the Exchequer.

(55) John, Earle of Huntington, 1412.

(56) Earle Marshall.

(57) James, Earle of Ormond.

(58) John, Lord Lovell.

(59) Henry Beauford, Lo: Bp. of winchester.

(60) William, Lord Fferris of Groby, 1413.

(61) William, Lord Zouch.

(62) King Henry the Fifth, 1414.

(63) Humffrey, Duke of Gloucester.

(64) Edmund, Earle of March, 1414.

(65) Lord Willoughby.

(66) Henry, Lord Fitzhugh.

(67) Lord Matrevers.

(68) The Earle of Salisbury.

(69) Richard Beauchamp, Lord Burgavenny, 1415.

(70) The Abbott of Barmoundsey.

(71) Henry Percy, Earle of Northumberland, 1420.

(72) John, Lord Roos.

(73) John, sonne of the Lord Gray of Rytthyn.

(74) The Abbott of Tourchill.

(75) Philip Morgan, Bishopp of worcester, 1422.

(76) Mr. John Stafford, Privy Seale.

(77) Humffrey, Earle of Stafford, 1423.

(78) Lewes Robessartes, Lord Boucers.

(79) [William Owborne] the Abbott of Tower Hill.

(80) Mr. William Anwick, Privy Seale.

(81) Harry Warkworth, the Prior of St. Mary Overy.

(82) Wm. Clerk, the Prior of St. Trinitie in Crichurch.

(83) John, Lord Roos, 1425.

(84) John, Lord Talbott.

(85) William, Lord Zouch.

(86) William, Lord Lovell.

(87) William, Lord Harrington.

(88) Thomas, Baron of Carew, 1425.

(89) Walter, Lord Fitzwater.

(90) John, Lord Scroope.

(91) John Kemp, Bishopp of London.

(92) John, Lord Gray of Codnor, 1426.

(93) Raph Nevill, Earle of Westmerland, 1427.

(94) William Gray, Bishopp of London, 1428.

(95) Henry Boucers, Earle of Yew, 1429.

(96) William Poole, Earle of Suffolke, 1431.

(97) John Sutton, Baron of Dudley.

(98) Gaylard, Lord Dovos Three French Lords. 1431.
(99) Barard, Lord Mountserant
(100) Barard, Lord Delamote

(101) Thomas Polton, Bishop of Worcester, 1432.

(102) Marmaduke Lumney, Bp. of Carlisle.

(103) Elionor, Duchess of Gloucester, 1434.

(104) Richard, Duke of York.

(105) Lo: Strang, and Constance his Wief.

(106) Robert, Lord Poyninges.

(107) Nicholas, Baron Carewe.

(108) Sir Reginald West, Lord Delaware.

(109) — Heere, Earle of Oxenford.

(110) Lord Fferris of Chartley.

(111) William Lynwood, Privy Seale.

(112) King Henry the Sixt had the Clothing of this Company.

(113) Edward Nevill, Lord Burgaveny, 1437.

(114) Robert Nevill, Bishop of Salisbury.

(115) Lewes of Lusingburgh, Chauncellor of Ffraunce.

(115a) Georg Nevill, Lord Latymer, 1437.

(116) John, Duke of Norfolke, 1438.

(117) Robert Gilford, Bishop of London.

(118) The Abbott and Prior of westminster, 1439.

(119) William, Earle of Arundell, 1440.

(120) Thomas Luceus, Lord Scales.

(121) Robert, Prior of St. John's.

(122) Thomas Boucers, Bishopp of Ely, 1444.

(123) John Talbott, Lord of Lile.

(124) Sir Thomas Hoo, Chancellor of Normandy, 1445.

(125) The Lord Molynes.

(126) John, Lo: Bishopp of Rochester.

(127) Thomas Pomey, Prior of St. Trynity, London.

(128) Lord Viscount Beaumount.

(129) Thomas Lord Roos.

(130) Raph Botelor, Knt., Lo: of Sidley and Tresorer of England.

(131) Lord Wells.

(132) Kemp, Bishop of London, 1449.

(133) John Tiptough, Earle of Worcester, 1451.

(134) William Wainflete, Bishop of Winchester, 1452.

(135) Richard Neville, Earle of Warwick.

(136) Henry Beauford, Earle of Dorset, 1453.

(137) Richard, Lord Laware, 1458.

(138) George Neville, Bishop of Winchester and Chancellour of England, 1459.

(139) King Edward the Fourth, 1460. (fn. 7)

(140) Lord Humffrey Stafford, Lord of Southwick.

(141) Lord William Hastings.

(142) Henry, Lord Fitzhugh.

(143) George, Duke of Clarance, 1462.

(144) Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who after was King Richard the Third.

(145) John Neville, Earle of Northumberland, 1465.

(146) Lord John, Earle of Oxenford.

(147) John, Sonne and Heire of ye Lord Fitzwater.

(148) Duke of Suffolk, 1466.

(149) Earle of Shrewsbury.

(150) Thomas, Lord Stanley.

(151) Lord Ffynes, Lord Dacres.

(152) William, Lord Harbert.

(153) Lord Fferries.

(154) John May, Abbott of Chartsey.

(155) Wm. Abbott of St. Austin's nere the City of Canterbury.

(156) John, Duke of Norfolke, 1469.

(157) George, Duke of Bedford.

(158) William Lovell, Lord Morley.

(159) Lady Fferries.

(160) Laurence, Bishop of Durham.

(161) John, Bishop of Exetor.

(162) Lord of Northumberland, 1471.

(163) Anthony Woodvile, Lord Ryver, 1476.

(164) John Russell, Bishop of Rochester.

(165) Sir John Wood, Knt., Tresorer of England, 1483.

(166) King Henry the Seventh.

(167) Edward, Duke of Buckingham, 1510.

(168) Thomas, Earle of Sussex, 1562. (fn. 8)

This Roll his Majestie gratiously accepted and said that he himself was free of another Company, yet he would soe much grace the Company of Merchant Taylors' that the Prince his eldest sonne shoulde be free thereof, and that he would see and be a witness when the Garland should be put on his head. And then they in like manner resorted to the Prince, and the said Master presented his Highnesse with another rich purse wherein were ffifty pounds in gould, and the Clerke delivered his Highness a like Roll which were also gratiously received, and his Highnesse said that not only himselfe woulde be free of the Companie, but commaunded one of his Gentlemen and the Clerk of the Companie to goe to all the Lords present and require all of them that loved him and were not free of other Companies to be free of his Companie, whereupon these Lords whose names ensue 'with humble thanks to his Highnesse,' accepted of the Freedom. (fn. 9)


(169) John Berk, Lord in Godshalckoort, &c., Councellor of Dort in Holland.

(170) Sir James Du Maldere, Knt., Lord of Hayes, Councellor of Zealand.

(171) Sir Noel de Caron, Knt., Lord of Schoonewall, &c., Ambassador from the Stats, &c.


(172) The Duke of Lenox.

(173) Earle of Nottingham, Lord Admirall.

(174) Earle of Suffolk, Lord Chamberlain.

(175) Earle of Arundell.

(176) Earle of Oxenford.

(177) Earle of Worcester.

(178) Earle of Pembroke.

(179) Earle of Essex, absent yet entered by order from the Prince under his Highness own hand.

(180) Earle of Northampton.

(181) Earle of Salisbury, principall Secretary to the King.

(182) Earle of Montgommery.

(183) Earle of Perth.

(184) Lord Viscount Cranborne.

(185) Lord Evars.

(186) Lord Hunsdon.

(187) Lord Knolles.

(188) Lord Hay.

(189) Lord Sanker.

(190) Lord Burghley. (fn. 10)

Mr. Howard.

Sir John Harrington.

Mr. Sheffield.

Sir Thomas Challoner, Governor to the Prince.

Sir Thomas Vavasor, Knight Marshall.

Sir David Fowlis.

Sir David Murray.

Mr. Dr. Montague, Deane of the Chapell.

Mr. Newton, Deane of Durham and Tutor to the Prince.

Sir Thomas Savage.

Sir Lewes Lewknor, Master of the Ceremonyes.

Sir Robert Darcy Gentlemen Ushers of the Privy Chamber to yePrince.
Mr. Erwyn
Sir John Wentworth Gentlemen of the Privy Chamber to the Prince.
Mr. Moore

Sir Edward Michelborne.

Sir Thomas Munson.

Sir Robert Maunsell.

Sir Robert Darcy.

Sir John Wentworth.

Sir Thomas Penruddock.

Sir Robert Carew.

Sir Henry Mountague, Recorder of London.

Sir Henry Helmes.

Sir Gregory Cromwell.

Sir John Key.

Sir Georg Hay.

Sir Robert Filligray.

Sir Robert Osborne.

Sir Edward Torbuck.

Sir Thomas Mettam.

Sir James Oucterlowny.

Sir Alexr. Stratton, Lord of Louriston.

Sir William Anstrowder.

Sir John Digby.

Sir Richard Preston.

Sir Edward Gorge.

Sir Raph Winwood.

Sir Roger Dallison.

Sir Richard Wigmore.

Mr. Bruce Pages of Honor to the Prince.
Mr. Hetley
Mr. Puckering
Mr. Sandelaus Grooms of the Bed Chamber to the Prince.
Mr. Burchmore
Mr. Ramsey
Mr. Gybb

Mr. Douglass, Equerie.

Mr. Abington Gentlemen Ushers, Daily Waiters.
Mr. Alexander (fn. 11)
Mr. Lumley

Mr. Doctor Hamond, Phisition.

Mr. Gwynne.

Mr. Tyrrell, Gentleman of the Bowes.

Mr. Cannock, Auditor to the Prince.

Mr. Richard Martyn, Counsellor at Lawe.

Mr. Manley, Clarck Comptroler.

Mr. Fflood, Clarck of the Kitchen to the Prince.
Mr. Knolles, Clarck of the Spicery
Mr. Wilson, Yeoman of the Robes

Mr. Knightley, Gentleman of the Earle of Salisbury.

Thomas Morgan.

Mr. John Hebborne, Gentleman Usher, daily waitor to the King.

Mr. Alexander Serle, Bachelor in the Lawes.

John Wydopp, the yonger, one of the Groomes of the Prynces Privy Chamber.

William Hay.

And divers Esquiors, Gentlemen and Servaunts to the King, Queen, Prince and Noblemen.

And then the Master and Wardens according to their usuall manner went with their Garlands on their heads to Publish the Elecc[i]on. It pleased the King's moast Excellent Majtie. to resort into the little Lobby out of whiche there was a faier windowe made on purpose for his Majtie. to looke into the Hall, and there his Majtie. observed the whole manner of the ceremonie: And it did moast gratiously please the Prince to call for the Master's Garland, and to put the same upon his owne head, whereat the King's Majtie. did very harteley laugh; and soe the Old Master and Wardens proceeded to the publicac[i]on of the Elecc[i]on of the Newe Master and Wardens whoe were all here present to the good liking of the Companie. After all which his Majtie. came downe into the Greate Hall, and sittinge in his Chayre of State did hear a melodious song of farewell, sung by three men in the shipp, being apparelled in watchett silke like seamen, which song so pleased his Majtie. that he caused the same to be sung three times over. And his Majtie. and the noble Prince, and Honourable Lords gave the Company hearty thanks and so departed.

Mr. John Johnson, Master.
Mr. Thomas Owen, Wardens.
Mr. Richard Scales,
Mr. John Wooller,
Mr. Randolph Woolley,

July 17th, 1607.

Committee's to join with the Stewards who conducted the late feast.

Mr. Thomas Juxon and Mr. Richd. Wright are entreated to joyne with the Stewards for the satisfaction of such as have done service, or bene any wise ymployed for the entertayning of the King and Prince, or for any other paynes concerning the same.

There was this day taken out of the Tresory the sum of three hundred pounds which was delivered to our Master to be employed towards the charges expended for the Entertainment of the King and the Prince.

At this Court the Company accepted Mr. John Bull, Doctor of Musique and a Brother of this Companie (fn. 12) into the Clothing and Liverye of the Companie. Also they have accepted and taken Mr. Nathanael Gyles who hath his grace to be Doctor of Musique, and is Master of the Children of the King's Chappell into the Freedom of this Society, and also into the Clothing and Livery of the same. And it is ordered that they shalbe placed in the Lyvery next unto the Assistants. And note that the Lyvery Hoods were put upon their shoulders but neither of them sworne. And the Company are contented to shewe this favor unto them for their paynes when the King and Prince dyned at our Hall, and their love and kindness in bestowing the musique which was performed by them, their associates and children in the King's chamber gratis, whereas the musicians in the greate Hall exacted unreasonable somes of the Company for the same. The Companie therefore meane that this calling of Mr. Doctor Bull and Mr. Nathanael Gyles into the Livery shall not be any burthen or charge unto them further than shall stand with their own good likinge.

Two Gentlemen from the Ambassadors.

Two of the Gentlemen attendant upon the Ambassadors of the Lords of the States of the united provinces of the Lowe Countries, with a certen short request in the Ffrench tongue, purporting that whereas upon the motion of the Prince, the Company had done them the honor to take and to adopt them in their Company, and that the said Ambassadors had accepted that honor, and therefore they desired the Master of the Com- panie to inregister their names, and of the inregistering to graunt them an authentic act for witness of the premises. It is therefore ordered that their request be graunted and that the common Clerk shall prepare ready engrossed a writing to passe the common Seale of the Companie, to witness the same according to their request.

(Copy in English).

Seeing that through the intercession of the Prince, the Company of the Marchaunttailor's hath done the honor to the Ambassadors of the Lords the States of the United Provinces of the Lowe Countries, now beinge in this Realme of Great Brytayne to take and to adopt them in their Companie, and that the said Ambassadors have accepted that honor, may it please the Masters of the Companie to inregister theire names, and of the inregistering to graunt them an authentick Act for witness of the premises.

John Berck, Lord in Godshalckoort, Pensionary, and first Counsailor of the Towne of Dort in Holland, Ambassador of the High and Noble Lords of the States of the united Provinces of the Lowe Countries towards the King of Great Brytaine, Ffraunce and Ireland, &c.

To all to whom this present writing shall come, read or heare, the Master and Wardens of the Merchaunttailors of the Fraternity of St. John Baptist in the Citty of London, greeting, in our Lord God Everlasting. Whereas it appeareth amongst the auncient Acts of our said Company that seaven Kings of this Realme of England, and divers Princes, Dukes, Earles, Bishops, Lords, and other reverend and honourable personages as well of England as of divers places oute of these domynions have bene adopted, received and inregistered into our said Company. And whereas upon Thursday the sixteenth day of this instant moneth of July, the Most High and Mighty King and oure moast gratious soveraigne Lord James by the grace of God, King of Greate Brytaine, Ffrance and Ireland, and the moast noble Prince Henry, Sonne and Heir apparent to our said moast gratious King, and the three hono[m]rable Ambassadors to the High and Noble Lords of the States of the united Provinces of the Lowe Countries, whose names hereafter follow (viz.), John Berck, Lord in Godshalckoort, Pensionary, and first Counsailor of the Towne of Dort in Holland, Ambassador of the High and Noble Lords of the States of the united Provinces of the Lowe Countries, towards our said moast gratious King, Sir James du Maldarec, Knight, Lord of Heyes Popieulles Gros Annoy, &c., ffirst in the States and Counsaile of Zeland, Ambassador of the High and Noble Lords the States of the United Provinces of the Lowe Countries towards our said gratious King. And Sir Noel de Caron, Knight, Lord of Schoonewalle, &c., Ambassador Ordynary for the said High and Noble Lords the States of the United Provinces of the Lowe Countries with the Duke of Lennox and divers Earles, Barons and honourable personages of this realme of Greate Brytaine, have bene invited and entertayned by us at our feast in our Com[m]on Hall called the Marchaunttailors Hall, situate in the Citty of London, being upon the day of the Annual Elecc[i]on of our Master and Wardens, at which tyme it pleased our saide moast High and Mighty Prince Henry (with the allowance of our moast gratious soveraigne Lord the King his Father) to honor and grace this Companie, and to appoint his name to be enregistered in the number of the Free Brothers of our said Company. And through the pleasure of our said noble Prince wee have honōred the said Ambassadors and adopted them with the said Dukes and divers Earles, Barons and Honourable Personages into our said Society, and also enregistered their names (viz.) in the number of the Brothers of our said Company. In witness whereof (at the instance and request of the said honorable Ambassadors) we have caused this writing to be made, and thereunto have caused the com[m]on seale of our said Company to be fixed, and the same to be signed by the hand of the Secretary of our said Society the twentieth day of July, Anno Dom. (according to the computation of the Church of England, 1607, and in the yere of the raigne of our Soveraign Lord James, by the grace of God, King of England, Scotland, Ffraunce and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c., that is to say, of England, Ffraunce and Ireland, the ffyfth, and of Scotland the ffortieth.

July 20th, 1607.

The sum of 208l. 15s. 1d. was this day taken oute of the Tresory and given to Mr. John Swynnerton towards the payment of all disbursements which were expended in enterteyning of the King, Prince and noble Personages.

August 8th, 1607.

The Companie falling into considerac[i]on and reckoning of theire greate Charges in the Entertaining of the King and Prince, amounting to above 1,000l., being all disbursed out of the common Stock of the Companie, doe therefore desire to understand of Mr. Swynnerton, late Master, what he will allowe towards the same charges, whoe of his owne accord doth offer (that he beinge allowed the usual allowance to other Masters for his Quarter dinners and also his Wardens 30l., and the Brotherhood money) that then he will bestowe towardes the said chardges the sum of one hundred and forty pounds, the which sum (albeit they hold it not so much as they expected) the Companie have accepted, upon hope that Mr. Swynnerton will be a good Member and Benefactor to our Company.


The Accompt of Thomas Row, Robert Jenkinson, Thomas Johnson, and William Greenewell, the 4 Stewards elected to make preparation of a Dynner for the entertayning of the Kings Maty., the Quene and Prynce, &c. [16 July 1607].



Butchers.—Beefe, &c.

£ s. d.
The said Accomptants doe charge them selves to have receaved of the right worll. mr. John Swynnerto Maister at severall tymes, the some of Nyne hundred pownds. I say receaved Sum pz. 900 0 0
For the Cooke.
Inprimis for boyling pipkins, 11 dozen and a half at 18d. the cast 0 16 6
For pans 2s. 6d., for 4 porringers 4d. 0 2 10
For 16 candlesticks 8d., and 2 chafing dishes 2d. 0 0 10
For 8 lbs. of candles 2s. 8d., and half a pound of wax 9d. 0 3 5
For vergis 5 gallons at 8d.—3s. 4d., for rosen 2d. 0 3 6
For mustard 6d., packthreed 4d., ladles 3d. 0 1 1
For oatemeale 6d., and 3 torches 3s., and a linck 4d. 0 3 10
For vinyger 1d. and 5 lbs. of candles 20d. 0 1 9
33s. 9d.
For 6 lbs of candles 2s., 4 candlesticks 2d., packthred 6d. 0 2 8
For cords 4d., wooden cans 6d., butter 2d., oyle 4d. 0 1 4
For bay salt for the beere 2d., white salt a bushell 2s. 0 2 2
For 8 dozen of pottle potts at 18d. the dozen 0 12 0
For 8 dozen of temple potts at 12d. 0 8 0
For tapps 12d., candles 7 lbs. 2s. 4d., a firkin 4d. 0 3 8
29s. 10d.
Sum total of the Chaundery, 3l. 3s. 7d.
Payments by William Sotherne, one of the Caters.
For 4 surloynes and ribbs to rost 21 stone at 20d. 1 15 0
For 42 stone of beefe for labourers at 18d. 3 3 0
For 79 stone of mutton at 2s., leggs at 4s., 8l. 2s. 8 2 0
For veale, 5 calves and a halfe, 5l. 19s., and brest and loyne 6 5 0
For lambs 7 at 6s., and mutton 4s. 2 6 0
For suett lbs. 104, at 4d. the pounde 1 14 8
For mary bones, 10 dozen at 5d. the dozen, 50s. 2 10 0
For sweete breds and land lambs stones 0 2 0
For pricks 12d., and 88 neats tongues at 14d. 5 3 8


Pikes, Carps and Tenches.

Boyling fish.


Other expenses.

For 3 dozen of sheepes tongues 0 3 0
For 8 dryed neats tonges 12s., and 3 dozen at 16d. 3 0 0
For 18 dryed neats tongues at 16d. and 12 at 18d. 2 2 0
For 20 neats tongues at 14d. the peece 1 3 4
For 4 leggs of mutton 7s. and 4 leggs of veale 7s. 8d. 0 14 8
For 3 dozen of deeres tongues 3s., and 2 dozen of sweet breds 4s. 0 7 0
For 6 dozen of lambs dowsetts 0 6 0
For 2 leggs of mutton for the mrs dynner 0 4 0
For half a lamb at that tyme 0 4 4
Paid William Sotherne for a porter to attend him 4 daies, etc. 0 4 4
Paid for our dynner wth mr Alexander ye princes gent. vsher 1 4 0
Sum of William Sothers paymts 40l. 14s.
For fresh salmon, one at 35s. and 2 at 25s. ye peece 4 5 0
For one 22s. and 4 others at 19s. the peece 4 18 0
For 3 of mr Angell at 23s. 4d. the peece. 3 10 0
For a salmon peale 4s. 6d., and a side and chyne 12s. 0 16 6
For 8 playse 6s. 2d., a lynge 3s., att butt 2s. 0 11 2
For a salt fish 10d., for a lobster 16d. 0 2 2
For 2 greate playse, a paier of soles, and a dorie 0 8 6
For 3 greate lobsters and 200 praunes 0 7 2
For porters to carry fysh from mr Angells 0 1 6
For a turbut to mr Angell at 3s. 4d. 0 3 4
15l. 3s. 4d.
Pikes, large cont 24 inches, 16 at 6s. the pike 4 16 0 15 0 0
Carpes, 12 at 2s. 6d. the carpe 1 10 0
Tenches, 12 at 2s. the peece 1 4 0
Pikes, large, cont 24 inches, 6 at 6s. the peece 1 16 0
Pikes, midle, cont 22 inches, 14 at 4s. the peece 2 16 0
Pikes, cont 20 inches, 14 at 3s. 4d. 2 6 8
Pikes, cont 18 inches at 2s. 8d. 1 1 4
These 7 sommes amount to 15l. 10s., but 10s. abated, so paid.
Paid for a pike by ms Lansdale 0 2 2 0 3 2
To mr Osborns man for bringing a fresh salmon 0 1 0
To mr Swynnerton for 2 firkins at 26s. 2 12 0
To mr Angell for 2 firkins at 26s. 2 12 0
To mr Barnes for 2 firkins at 26s. 2 12 0
7li. 16s.
Payd for paynting the signe of the lambe on ye dresser clothes 0 1 0
For making and marking the said dresser clothes 0 5 0
For a dynner on Munday befor the feast 0 10 6
To 2 carmen yt brought ye hangings from ye watd side 0 1 8
For the hyring of 18 covered stooles by Griffyn 0 10 0
For carrying re-carrying and helping vp with things 0 1 6
For heating ye oven to the bakers man yt baked ye pasties 0 2 0
To Tho: Jackson for looking to the custards 0 2 0
To Walter Bretton for going of errands 0 3 0
For 14 gallons and a qrt of creame 0 19 0
To Robert Cryn' for clensing the water gutters 0 1 0
56s. 8d.



Gammons of Bacon.

For 11 swanns at 10s. the peece 5 10 0
For 6 swans to Mr Swynnerton at 11s. 3 6 0
For 10 old phesents at 10s. 5 0 0
For 16 phesant pouts at 6s. the peece 4 16 0
For 2 phesant cocks 1 0 0
For 16 geese at 22d., and 16 at 21d. the peece 2 17 8
For 62 capons at 2s. 4d. the capon 7 4 8
For 158 pullets at 18d. the peece 11 17 0
For 36 turky chickins at 18d. the peece 2 14 0
For 40 large chickins at 7d. the peece 1 3 4
For 18 large chickins at 7d. the peece 0 9 0
For 162 chickins at 6½d. the peece 0 8 11
For 114 chickins to bake at 6d. the peece 2 17 0
For 47 chickyn peepers at 6d. the peece 1 3 6
For 172 quailes at 10d., and 6d. over for portage 7 3 10
For 23 hernes at 3s., and 22 at 3s. 4d. 7 2 4
For 2 hernes at 3s. 4d. 0 6 8
For 10 bitters at 3s. 4d. 1 13 4
For 13 shovelers at 5s. the peece 3 5 0
For 17 godwitts at 3s. 4d. the peece 3 6 8
For 81 partriches at 18d. the peece 6 1 6
For 14 rouffs at 3s. 4d. the peece 2 6 8
For 14 brewes at 3s. 4d. the peece 2 6 8
For 52 pewetts at 16d. the peece 3 9 4
For 87 rabbets at 8d. and 6 rabbet suckrs at 6d. 3 1 0
For 66 ducklings at 6d. the peece 1 13 0
For howse pigions 57 at 8d. and 56 at 9d. the peece 4 0 0
For 10 owles, 7 at 12d. and 3 at 8d. 0 9 0
For 2 cookoes at 12d. the peece 0 2 0
For 2 ringdoves at 9d. the peece 0 1 6
For 2 leverets at 2s. 6d. the peece 0 5 0
For 2 peacocks at 10s. the peece 1 0 0
For a greate turky 0 6 0
For a mallard 0 1 0
For 24 teales at 7d. the peece 0 14 0
For 6 martins 0 0 6
For 9 browsses at 3s. 4d. the peece 1 10 0
For 2 capons on the 17 of July for ye Mr and Wardens 0 4 8
For a mallard to hackle by Lansdale 0 2 6
104l. 9s. 3d.
For 1,300 of eggs at 3s. 4d. the hundred 2 3 4
For 18 gammons of bacon waying 22 stone at 2s. 2d. 2 7 8
For 8 Westphalia gammons of Mr Angell at 5s. 6d. 2 4 0
For 44 lbs. of lard at 10d. the pound 1 6 8
6l. 8s. 4d.


Necessaries for the Coo




Beere of Webling.


For 3 loades of old greate cole at 26s. the loade 3 18 0
For 4 sackes of smale coles at 6d. the sack 0 12 0
For 2 thowsand of billets at 15s. 1 10 0
For 400 of ffaggots at 6s. 8d. 1 6 8
For a porter to help Sotherne 0 1 0
7l. 7s. 8d.
For a reame of capp paper 5s., and a reame of white 4d. 0 5 4
For a hand basket, an herb basket, and treene dishes 0 1 4
For a hoggshead made into 2 tubbs 0 3 0
For 5 lbs. of packthridd 0 3 0
For 3 lbs. of isinglasse at 12d. the pounde 0 3 0
For 3 shovels 3s., for 2 payles 18d., for 3 poles for ovens 9d., for buttons and allowes 6d., and for 2 dozen of broomes 2s. 0 7 9
For bread for the kytchin 18d., and carring stuff 5s. 0 6 6
For a realme of capp paper for the cookes 0 5 0
To Jennyns for scowring of vessell 0 2 0
Ffor our dynner at the Mermaide for Mr Wright and others 0 16 0
For an other dynner for Mr Webb ye butler and others 0 8 6
3l. 1s. 5d.
For 29 ells of holland for butler's aprons 2 8 0
For 28 ells of canvis for dresser clothes at 12d. 1 8 0
For 33 ells ½ of vemounter canvas at 18d. 2 10 3
For 20 ells ¼ of holland at 2s. 8d. for cooks' aprons 2 13 4
For 5 ells of course canvas at 10d. the ell 0 4 2
For 2 ells of browne ministers to wrapp ye towells 0 1 10
For 5 ells of cambrick at 7s. 2d. the ell 1 15 10
For 6 ells ½ of Ozenbriggs to wipe hands 0 6 6
For 9 ells of 3 qrs of lockerome at 16d. the ell 0 13 0
For one ell ¼ of cambrick for Mr Cordall 0 11 0
For 9 ells 3 qrs. of heasings for ye cooks to wipe one 0 9 6
For 14 yards for straynors at 12d., and 2 yard corse 12d. 0 15 0
13l. 16s. 5d.
Butter 160 lbs. of Watson and 200 lbs. of Lansdale 6 0 0
Sm. pz.
For 160 dozen and 6 penny worth of breade 8 0 0
For breade by Mr Lansdale 0 9 0
8l. 9s.
For 6 barrels of beere at 8s. 2 16 0 6 14 0
For 13 barrells of beere at 6s. the barrell. 4 18 0
For a tunn of court beere to Mr. Campion 1 16 0
For carring vp of beere to the high gallory 0 1 0
8l. 11s.
For 4 barrells of 10s. ale 2 0 0
For 4 barrells of 8s. ale 1 12 0
For 1 barrell of 6s. ale 0 6 0
3l. 18s.

To Bellew.

Wine of Mr Atkinson.


For 8 dozen of ashen cupps at 16d. 0 10 8
For 2 payles at 18d. the payle 0 3 0
For tilters 2s. 6d., and trayes 4s. 0 6 6
For berebarrells to make tubbs for the cellesrs 0 4 0
For carying and cutting 0 0 6
For mending a copper cesterne 0 1 0
For 2 quier of paper 0 0 8
For a padlock and staple for the wine celler 0 1 0
To Silverwood, Griffin, and Belewe for their dynners 0 2 0
For mopps to wash the howse with 0 1 0
For a lock for the beere celler dore 0 0 7
30s. 11d.
For 2 hogesheads of gasconie wine at 6l. 5s. 12 10 0
For one hogeshead of high countrywine rackt 6 10 0
For one hogeshead of cunnock wine 4 10 0
For a rundlet of canara wine cont 52 gallons 7 16 0
For a tierce of gasconie wine rackt 4 10 0
For 22 gallons of claret wine for the cookes 2 4 0
For the Rundlet for it 0 2 0
For 2 rundlets of rhennish wine cont 51 gallons at 2s. 6d. 6 7 6
For the 2 Runletts 0 5 0
For a runlet of white wine cont 21 gallons and a potle at 2s. 2d. the gallon, and for the runlet 2s. 2 8 3
For one runlet of canara wine cont 22 gallons at 3s. 3 6 0
For the runlet 0 2 0
For 13 gallons of veniger at 18d. the gallon 0 19 6
For the runlett 0 1 4
For 2 empty runletts 0 2 0
For 6 hogesheads of empty caske 15s., and portage 6d. 0 15 6
For a runlett of veniger, 7 gallons 0 10 6
For 2 runletts of rennysh wine, 25 gallons 1 potle, at 2s. 6d. the gallon 3l. 3s. 9d., and the rundlet 3s. 3 6 9
For a runlett of rennish wine, 25 gallons at 2s. 6d. the gallon, 3l. 2s. 6d., and the runlet 2s. 3 4 6
For cartage and portage of all this wine 0 6 8
For 3 gallons of canara wine from the tavarne 0 10 0
For 3 potles of redd wine to make Ipocras (fn. 13) 0 3 3
For cariage of 3 runlets of rennish wine 0 1 6
For a gymlett broken 12d., and a dozen of canns 18d. 0 2 6
For a potle of white wine for the cooke 0 1 2
For cariage of 3 runlets of wine 0 1 4
To Mr Bray for his charge of the wyne celler 10s., and to Pryce 2s. 0 12 0
To Mr Roe for wine, one saterday to dynner 0 3 4
61l. 12s. 7d.
For forty bushells of fflower by waight at 34 lbs. to a bushell at 4s. 6d. the bushell 9 0 0
Sum pz.


Grocery for Ipocras. (fn. 14)

For Fruite.

Suger powder, 250 lbs. at 13d. the pound 13 10 10 32 9 10
Svgar refyned 96 lbs. at 15½d. the pound 6 4 0
Currance fyne 20 lbs. at 6½d. the pound 0 10 10
Pruons 24 lbs. at 2d. the pounde 0 4 0
Reasons of the sonne 6 lbs. at 5d. the pounde 0 2 6
Jorden Almonds 6 lbs. at 18d. the pounde 0 9 0
Figgs 6 lbs. at 6d. the pound 0 3 0
Dates 12 lbs. at 2s. 4d. the pound 1 8 0
Pepper beaten 8 lbs., and vnbeaten 12 lbs. at 2s. pound 2 0 0
Nutmeggs beaten 2 lbs. and vnbeaten 4 lbs. at 4s. 1 4 0
Synamon beaten 1 lb., and vnbeaten 2 lbs. at 3s. 4d. 0 10 0
Gynger beaten 2 lbs. vnbeaten 2 lbs. at 16d. 0 5 4
Mace, large, 3 lbs. at 8s. 6d. the pounde 1 5 6
Mace, midle, 8 ounces ½ beaten ½ vnbeaten 0 3 4
Cloves one pound 0 5 4
Saffron 2 ozs. at 2s. 4d. 0 4 8
Saunders 1 lb. at 4s. 6d. 0 4 6
Rice 12 lbs. at 4d. the pound 0 4 0
Suger powder, 100 lbs. more, at 13d. the pound 5 8 4
Reasons of the sonne more 8 lbs. at 5d. 0 3 4
Dates, 4 lbs. more, at 2s. 4d. the pounde 0 9 4
Almonds Jorden 6 lbs. at 18d. the pounde 0 9 0
Pepper casse 6 lbs. at 2s. the pound 0 12 0
Paid 3 porters for portage of this 0 1 0
36l. 1s. 10d.
Where of is to be defalked for spice deliv'ed back againe the some of 3l. 12s.
And so the some due is 32l. 9s. 10d.
For synamon, large, 4 lbs. at 4s. 0 16 0
Suger 3 lbs. at 16d. the pound 0 4 0
Nutmeggs 3 qrs of a pounde 0 3 0
Suger powder 46 lbs. at 13d. 2 9 10
Cloves 4 ounces at 4d. 0 1 4
Coryander seedes 4 ozs. 0 0 4
3l. 14s. 6d.
Paid but 36l.—3s. abated.
For 3 syves of cherries, and 20lbs. more at 3d. 1 15 6
For strawberies for the king's cookes 0 2 0
For 3 gallons of gooseberies 0 3 0
For a gallon and half of raspices 0 5 0
For certen seedes for the cookes 0 1 10



For 2 hamper of quodlings 0 12 0
For a hamper of pyppyns 0 6 0
For goosberies, peaches, and cheries, wth portage 0 7 0
For greene fruite, peares, apples, and damsyns 1 4 6
For fower score greate lemans at 8d. 2 13 4
For fower score midle lemans at 4d. 1 6 8
For 150 grete orenges at 4d. the peece 2 8 0
For 250 midle orenges at 1d. the peece 1 0 0
For 60 lbs. of potatoes at 10d. the pounde 2 10 0
For 136 quinces at 4d. the peece 2 3 0
For 40 large quinces to Mr. Wallis at 6d. 1 0 0
For ffyfty large quinces to him at 6d. 1 5 0
For 10 dozen of artechoks at 5d. the dozen 2 10 0
For 6 gallons of gooseberies at 16d. the gallon 0 8 0
For 3 quarts of redd currens 0 3 0
For parsly 6s., lettis 5s., and purslane 2s. 0 13 0
For spynnage 3s., smale sallett 2s. 6d. 0 5 6
For corne sallett 2s., tarragon and rockett 12d. 0 3 0
For flowers of all sorts 6s., rosemary and bayes 5s. 0 11 0
For burredge and burnet 12d., carrets, and turnepps 3s. 0 4 0
For sweetherbes of all sorts 3s., onyons and herbs 12d. 0 4 0
For sorrell and fennell 18d., for reddishes 6d. 0 2 0
For hartechoke suckers 0 1 0
For 5 barrell of pickled oysters at 2s. 0 10 0
For a gallon of large olyves 0 5 4
For a potle of small olyves 0 2 0
For 6 lbs. of capers 7s., and 2 lbs. of capers at 5s. 0 12 0
For 14 pickled lemons 0 2 4
For a gallon and a pinte of candy oyle 0 6 9
For 5 lbs. and a half of bolonia salsadg 0 16 6
For 5 barrells and a bottle 2s. 6d., for portage 4d. 0 2 10
For 3 lbs. of bolonia salsage to Mr Angell at 3s. 4d. 0 10 0
For 70 wardens to Mr Swynnerton at 4d. the peece 1 3 4
For a gallon of barbaries 0 6 8
For portage of meates 0 2 6
29l. 7s. 7d.
For 20 grosse of round trenchers at 4s. 6d. ye grosse 4 10 0 23 10 0
For 24 gallon pots at 20d. the peece 2 0 0
For 3 dozen of playne potts at 8s. the dozen 1 4 0
For 4 dozen of playne pots at 4s. the dozen 0 16 0
For 1 paier of table knyves 0 2 0
For 2 dozen of water glasses at 8s. 0 16 0 14 12 0
For 12 dozen of venis glasses at 18s. 10 16 0
For 2 dozen of fyne venis glasses, covered, at 2s. 2d. the peece 3 0 0
For one venis table baskett 4s., and one square 3s. 0 7 0
For 2 dozen of ashen cupps at 18d. 0 3 0
23l. 14s. whereof 4s. abated, and so pd. 23l. 10s.

Herbs and nosegaies.

For the loane of plate and plate lost.

Rewards giuen to ye bringers of venison.


For hanging the hall.

For 13 baskets of strowings at 6d. the baskett 0 6 6
For flowers about the hall and church 0 4 0
For 9 dozen of nosegaies at 6d. the dozen 0 4 6
For onyons and parsly 0 1 0
15s. 1d.
For ye loane of plate to Mr Terriey ye gouldsmith, wch was hired by Mr Georg Lydiat and other Comytties appointed 12 0 0
Paid him for 28 oz. ¾ of plate guilt and vngult, by agreement made by George Sotherton—7l. 18s., wth proviso that if the same plate be found againe, and not spoyled, to allowe like pryce againe for it 7 18 0
For cartage of silver vessell from the tower 14d., and to the tower back againe 16d. 0 2 6
For a padlock for the trunck for the plate 0 1 0
For a doble lock for the plate chamber dore 0 5 0
For bringing and carrying plate from and to Mr Hudson's 0 8 3
For loane of the King's plate to Mr Warden Atkinson. 5 0 0
25l. 14s. 9d.
To my Lord of Salisbury his man that brought 3 qrs of a stagg 20s., and 6d. to the porter that bare it. 1 0 6
To John Hellam for bringing a buck 0 5 0
To one yt brought a buck from Mr Warden Albany 0 5 0
To 2 yt brought bucks from Mr Warden Atkinson 0 10 0
To a porter that brought one of them 0 0 6
To Richard Band that brought 3 qrs of a buck 0 4 0
To one that brought a buck from Mr. Myller 0 5 0
To one that brought a buck from Mr. Peart 0 5 0
To the prince's gentlemen that brought 4 bucks for his highness 4l., and to the keeper's men 20s., and to the carters 2s. 6d. some is 5 2 6
For bringing a buck from Mr. Thomlins 0 5 0
To one that brought a buck from Mr. Jenk 0 5 0
To one that brought a buck from my Lord Chamberlen 0 12 0
8l. 19s. 6d.
To Thomas Collins for joyner's worke done by him, for nailes, stuff, and workmanshipp vt. p. bill 2 6 0
To William Gossen for carving worke donne for the Company as by his bill 0 11 0
For hanging the hall to Silverwood and Griffeth 0 2 6
To Griffyn for serving a sewer at or Mrs election 0 2 6
To Silverwood for a gratification 0 2 6
To Griffyn for a gratification 0 2 6
To Myller for a gratification 0 3 0
To Elizabeth Edwin for making cleane the howse, having 2 women to help her the space of 14 daies 1 0 0


To Mr Beomond, the cooke, and such as he set on worke, as by the perticulers following appeareth, viz.:—
To Mr Beamond for his owne paynes 5l., and for his apron 6s. 5 6 0
To him for Mr Morton one day 0 2 6
To John Wallis for 2 daies 0 5 0
To Mr Tyffyn for 2 daies 0 5 0
To Mr James for 4 daies and one night 0 12 6
To Mr Barber for 2 daies 0 5 0
To Mr Lightwood for 4 daies 0 10 0
To Mr Goodyere for 4 daies 0 10 0
To Mr Hayward for 3 daies 0 7 6
To Mr Baptist for fower daies 0 10 0
To Mr Stansted for 2 dayes 0 5 0
To Mr Pynfold for 2 daies 0 5 0
To Mr Ward for 2 dayes 0 5 0
To Mr Semper for one day 0 2 6
To Mr Cartrey for 2 daies 0 5 0
To Mr Williams for 2 daies 0 5 0
To Mr Overill for 2 daies 0 5 0
To Mr Towell for 2 daies 0 5 0
To Mr Charme for 2 daies 0 5 0
To Mr Dryver 3 dayes 0 7 6
To Mr Clarckson 2 daies 0 5 0
To Mr Webster 3 dayes 0 7 6
To old Hart for 3 daies 0 7 6
To yong Hart for 3 dayes 0 7 6
To Mr Ffoydon 4 dayes and one night at 2s. 6d. 0 12 6
To Mr Ash for 2 dayes 0 5 0
To Mr Knowles for 2 daies 0 5 0
To Mr Sabill for 2 daies 0 5 0
To Mr Sebright 2 daies 0 5 0
To Mr Waters 3 daies 0 7 6
To Mr Heyward for 2 daies 0 5 0
To Mr Smyth for 4 daies 0 12 6
To Mr Hart for 2 dayes 0 5 0
10l. 7s. 6d.
To Mr. Beamont for made dishes or hackled dishes.
For one turky pye 0 6 0
For 2 peacock pyes 0 11 0
For one pheasant pye 0 6 0
For 2 partrich pyes 0 4 0
For one phesant py 0 6 0
For 2 mallard pyes 0 6 0
For 1 swann pye 0 6 0
For 1 owle pye 0 2 0
Paid for 43 labourers for the kytchine at 6d. the day 1 1 6
Paid 4 labourers for the kytchin for 5 daies a peece 1 0 0
19l. 16s.

For the loane of black Jacks.

Chief Butlers. Hyer of Lynnen.

Comon butlers.

For the hyer of Pewter.

To Robert Appleby for the loane of 18 black jacks 1 0 0
To him for 2 of them lost 0 13 0
To John Hudson for his paynes beinge chiefe butler 5 0 0
To him for the vse of his lynnen being 6 damaske table clothes, 8 dozen damaske napkins, 6 diaper table clothes, and 3 diaper towells, whereof diaper was mangled and cut in the high gallery, and 19 damaske napkins, and one diaper napkin was lost 2 10 0
To Nicholas Bellewe for his fee 40s., and gratificacion 10s. 2 10 0
To John Story 6s., Roger Rany 6s., Tho. Chamberlen 6s. 0 18 0
To Gilbert Yailes 6s., Henry Cocks 6s., and Tho. Leich 6s. 0 18 0
To Thomas Dikes 6s., Richard Morton 6s., to Jo. Fferrer 4s. 0 16 0
To Arthur Godfrey 3s. 6d., Brafford 3s., Wm Bond 2 daies 2s. 0 8 6
To John Ash, Ric. Gardn', Ro. Chapman for 2 daies, &c. 0 6 0
To John Pierce, Ffloid, Tyme, Bretton, Cooly for each 2 daies 0 10 0
To Briggs 4s., to Browm' 2s., to Thompson 2s., to stanger 3s. 0 11 0
To Vaughan 2s., to Heywood 2s., to Murrey 12d., to Tomkins 12d. 0 6 0
To Lownes 12d., Lane 12d., Morris 12d., Bread-stealer 12d. 0 4 0
To John Williams 12d., to Jarvis 12d., Newbut 12d., Munday 12d. 0 4 0
To Parry 12d., to Orton 12d., to Wilson 12d., to Levet 12d. 0 4 0
To Story for his apron 0 1 6
To 8 butlers, to watch the plate one night 4s., for their suppers 6s., paper to pack the King's plate in 6d., washing of it 6d. 0 12 6
To Myles Okeley the butler for his paynes 0 6 0
To Thomas Wiborne for drawing of drinck 0 2 0
16l. 7s. 6d.
To Robert Hurdys for the loane of 63 garnish of pewter vessell being rough, at 18d. the garnish 4 16 0
For the loane of 42 pewter potle potts at 6d. the pott 1 1 0
For the loane of 20 long pasty plates at 8d. 0 13 4
For the cariage in and out of the vessell 0 3 0
For the loane of 2 dozen of chamber potts 0 4 0
6l. 17s. 4d.
To Robert Herdis for pewter lost—one 7 lbs. platter, 5 fower pound plates, 4 three pounde plates, 2 midle platters, and eleaven pye plates poiz.—all 74 lbs. at 9d. the pound 1 17 4 2 17 8
For one longe plate 8½ pounde at 10d. the pounde 0 7 1
For 3 pottle pots poiz., 18 lbs. at 8d. the pownd. 0 12 0
For 1 chamber pott 18d., and 14 sawcers 3d. 0 5 0
3l. 1s. 5d.
Whereof defalked for one dish and one pye plate poiz. 4½ lbs. at 9d. the pound 0 3 9
Soe paid him for pewter lost 57s. 8d.


For the King's Messe upon the 16 of July 1607.
Inprimis plums of Janua 1 lb. 8s., and plums of Damasco 1 lb. 6s. 8d. 0 14 8
Pruons de roy 1 lb. 6s. 8d., and Venis apricocks 1 lb. 8s. 0 14 8
Venis azer plums 1 lb. 6s. 8d., and plums of Arabia 1 lb. 6s. 8d. 0 13 4
Plums Valencia 1 lb. 6s. 8d., and Venis dat plums 1 lb. 6s. 8d. 0 13 4
Pruons of Genoa 1 lb. 8s., Venis peach stond 1 lb. 7s. 0 15 0
Dryed aprecocks 1 lb. 8s., peach of Genoa 1 lb. 8s. 0 16 0
Venis verduse plums 1 lb. 6s., French aprecocks 1 lb. 6s. 0 12 0
Venis amber plums 1 lb. 5s. 4d., dryed peach 1 lb. 6s. 0 11 4
Canded plums of Genoa 1 lb. 6s. 8d., dried pedrogots 1 lb. 6s. 0 12 8
Gooseberies dryed 1 lb. 5s., and plums of Marcelis 1 lb. 6s. 8d. 0 11 8
Peares of Roan 1 lb. 4s., and past of medlers 1 lb. 4s. 0 8 0
Past of verduces 1 lb. 4s., and past of redd dates 1 lb. 4s. 0 8 0
Past of gooseberies 1 lb. 4s., and past of damsons 1 lb. 4s. 0 8 0
Past of Genoa 1 lb. 5s. 6d., and past of green dates 1 lb. 4s. 0 9 6
Past of aprecocks 1 lb. 5s. 6d., and past of amber plums 1 lb. 4s. 0 9 6
Past of red peach 1 lb. 4s., and past of green verduses 1 lb. 4s. 0 8 0
Past of rubies 1 lb. 4s. and cakes of Janua 1½ lbs. 9s. 0 13 0
Past of muske millions 1 lb. 4s., and past of grapes 1 lb, 4s. 0 8 0
Past of greene peach 1 lb. 4s., and past of orenge 1 lb, 4s. 0 8 0
Past of musk peach 1 lb. 4s., and dryed plums 1 lb. 4s. 0 8 0
Pruons brembe 1 lb. 4s., and apples of Damasco 1 lb. 4s. 0 8 0
Buccones of Genoa 1 lb. 5s. 4d., and past of greene petrogots 1 lb. 4s. 0 9 4
Past of greene reddish 1 lb. 4s., and white peach 1 lb. 4s. 0 8 0
Past of rasberies 1 lb. 4s., and frayses of Genoa 1 lb. 5s. 4d. 0 9 4
Plums, Damesine 1 lb. 6s., pruons of Marcelis 1 lb. 6s. 8d. 0 12 8
Peach of Roane 1 lb. 6s., and quartered pruons 1 lb. 5s. 0 11 0
Past of quinces 1 lb. 4s., Madere citrons 1 lb. 4s. 0 8 0
Candied nutmeggs 1 lb. 5s., candied Damasco plums 1 lb. 6s. 8d. 0 11 8
Canded aprecocks 1 lb. 6s., oranges canded 1 lb. 5s. 0 11 0
Canded date plums 1 lb. 5s., and canded peches 1 lb. 5s. 4d. 0 10 4
Canded cloues 1 lb. 5s. 4d., canded goosberies 1 lb. 5s. 4d. 0 10 8
Canded eringas 1 lb. 5s. 4d., and canded gilliflowers 1 lb. 5s. 4d. 0 10 8
Canded musk peares 1 lb. 5s., and candied cheries 1 lb. 6s. 0 11 0
Canded white date plums 1 lb. 5s., and candied plums of Roan 1 lb. 5s. 4d. 0 10 4
Amber greete comfitts 1 lb. 4s. 4d., and Mucakine conf. 1 lb. 3s. 0 7 4
Fyne syneamond 1 lb. 3s., annis seed conf. 1 lb. 14d. cheries p'served 3s. 0 7 2
Damsins 1 lb., French apricocks 1 lb., greene verduss quinces 1 lb., all p'served 0 13 4
Rasberies 1 lb., date plums 1 lb., goosberies 1 lb., apricocks 1 lb., peches 1 lb. p'served 3s. 4d. 0 16 8
Damsins white p'served 5s., and pippins p'served 3s. 0 8 0
For the vse of 70 dozen of plate glasses 1 3 4
22l. 2d.


For the Prince's messe the 16 of July 1607.
Inprimis plums of Genoa 1 lb. 8s., venis aprecocks 1 lb. 8s. 0 16 0
Peaches of Genoa 1 lb. 8s., plumes de roy 1 lb. 6s. 8d. 0 14 8
Venis peachis 1 lb. 7s. and dry goosberies 1 lb. 5s. 0 12 0
Venis amber plumbs 1 lb. 5s. 4d., French aprecocks 1 lb. 6s. 0 11 4
Plums of Marcelis 1 lb. 6s., 8d., Venis verenss 1 lb. 6s. 0 12 8
Venis azer plums dryed 1 lb. 6s. 8d., candied plums of Genoa 1 lb. 6s. 8d. 0 13 4
Dry petrigots 1 lb. 6s., and plums of Valencia 1 lb. 6s. 0 12 0
Dry peaches 1 lb. 6s., and plums of Damasco 1 lb. 6s. 8d. 0 12 8
Plums of Arabia 1 lb. 6s. 8d., and Venis date plums 1 lb. 6s. 8d. 0 13 4
Dry apricocks 1 lb. 8s., and pruons of Genoa 1 lb. 8s. 0 16 0
Past of Genoa 1 lb. 5s. 6d., past of amber plums 1 lb. 4s. 0 9 6
Quartred quinces 1 lb. 4s., vagasses of Genoa 1 lb. 5s. 4d. 0 9 4
Dry plumes 1 lb. 4s., and past of rasberies 1 lb. 4s. 0 8 0
Past of redd peaches 1 lb. 4s., and cakes of Genoa 1 lb. 8s. 4d. 0 12 4
Buckhones of Genoa 1 lb. 5s. 4d., and past of greene peches 1 lb. 4s. 0 9 4
Past of apricocks 1 lb. 5s. 6d., and apples of Damasco 1 lb. 4s. 0 9 6
Past of musk peares 1 lb. 4s., and of musk millions 1 lb. 4s. 0 8 0
Candied amber plums 1 lb. 5s., and pruons of Brunello 1 lb. 4s. 0 9 0
Past of greene verduss 1 lb. 4s., and candied quinces 1 lb. 5s. 0 9 0
Past of greene dates 1 lb. 4s., and past of orenges 1 lb. 4s. 0 8 0
Medera citrons 1 lb. 4s., and candied eringos 1 lb. 5s. 0 9 0
Candied peach 1 lb. 5s. 4d., and candied aprecocks 1 lb. 6s. 0 11 4
Violet comfets 1 lb. 18d., and musk comfets 1 lb. 18d. 0 3 0
Nutmegg comfets 1 lb. 4s., and fyne synamon comfits 1 lb. 3s. 0 7 0
Rose comfits 1 lb. 18d., and synamon comfits 1 lb. 18d. 0 3 0
Muscadine comfits 3 qrs. 3s., and amber greene comf: 1 lb. 4s. 0 7 0
Cherries preserved 1 lb. 3s. 4d., goosberies 1 lb. 3s. 4d. 0 6 8
Imperiall plums 1 lb. 3s. 4d., greene dates p'ss 1 lb. 3s. 4d. 0 6 8
French pyppins 1 lb. 3s., greene verduses 1 lb. 3s. 4d. 0 6 4
White quinces press' 1 lb. 3s. 4d., English apricocks 1 lb. 5s. 0 8 4
Peaches press 1 lb. 3s. 4d., French aprecocks 1 lb. 3s. 4d. 0 6 8
Venis date plums press 1 lb. 3s. 4d., resberies p'ss 1 lb. 3s. 4d. 0 6 8
For the Lords messe ye 16 of July 1607.
Inprimis past of Genoa 2 lbs. 11s., and past of orenges 2 lbs. 8s. 0 19 0
Past of gooseberies 2 lbs. 8s. and past of rasberies 2 lbs. 8s. 0 16 0
Past of rubies 2 lbs. 8s. and past of grapes 2 lbs. 8s. 0 16 0
Past of white petrogots 2 lbs. 8s., past of musk millions 2 lbs. 8s. 0 16 0
Past of verduss 2 lbs. 8s., and past of apricocks 2 lbs. 11s. 0 19 0
Vagases of Genoa 2 lbs. 10s. 8d., quartered quinces 2 lbs. 8s. 0 16 8
Imperiall plums 2 lbs. 13s. 4d., pruons de roy 2 lbs. 10s. 8d. 1 4 0
Venis amber plums 2 lbs. 13s. 4d., peach of Marcelis 2 lbs. 12s. 1 5 4
Venis quinces candied 2 lbs. 10s., peaches of Genoa 2 lbs. 16s. 1 6 0
Ffrench apricocks 2 lbs. 12s., Venis verdusses 2 lbs. 12s. 1 4 0
Plums of Damasco 2 lbs. 13s. 4d., buckhones of Genoa 2 lbs. 10s. 8d. 1 4 0
Pruons of Brewnello 2 lbs. 8s., plums Azarello 2 lbs. 13s. 4d. 1 1 4
Musk millions 2 lbs. 6s., sucket orenges candied 2 lbs. 5s. 0 11 0
Candied plums of Genoa 2 lbs. 13s. 4d., candied peach 2 lbs. 10s. 1 3 4


Candied apricocks 2 lbs. 12s., candied cloves 2 lbs. 10s. 1 2 0
Candied eringoes 2 lbs. 10s., sucket peares 2 lbs. 5s. 0 15 0
Candied millions 2 lbs. 10s., marmalett 2 lbs. 3s. 0 13 0
Prince biskett 2 lbs. 2s. 8d., almond comfits 2 lbs. 2s. 4d. 0 5 0
Coriander comfits 2 lbs. 2s. 4d., anniseedes 2 lbs. 2s. 4d. 0 4 8
Synamon comfits 2 lbs. 3s., orenge comfets 2 lbs. 3s. 0 6 0
Muske comfets 2 lbs. 3s., violett comfets 2 lbs. 3s. 0 6 0
Amber greece comfits 2 lbs. 8s., muscadine comf: 2 lbs. 4s. 0 12 0
Fyne synamon comfits 1 lb. 4s., cheries p'ss 2 lbs. 6s. 8d. 0 10 8
Damsons press. 2 lbs. 6s. 8d., resberies p'ss 2 lbs. 6s. 8d. 0 13 4
Ffrench aprecocks 2 lbs. 6s. 8d., white quincs p'ss 2 lbs. 6s. 8d. 0 13 4
Past of greene peches 2 lbs. 8s., peches p'ss 2 lbs. 6s. 8d. 0 14 8
French pippins preserved 2 lbs. 6s., gooseberis p'ss 6s. 8d. 0 12 8
Venis date plums p'ss 6s. 8d., petigots p'ss 2 lbs. 6s. 8d. 0 13 4
Imperiall plums press' 2 lbs. 6s. 8d., peare plums 2 lbs. 6s. 8d. 0 13 4
White damsons press. 2 lbs. 6s. 8d., greene verduss 2 lbs. 6s. 8d. 0 13 4
More for 10 lbs. of rawe cheries 2s. 6d., alman past 18d. 0 4 0
Peares 200 4s., apricocks 12 8s., plums 200 2s. 0 14 0
24l. 10s.

The total of the banquetting is conteyned in one some of 80l. on the other side following.


Two marchpanes at 20s., and two marchpanes at 10s. 3 0 0
Two marchpanes at 6s. 8d., and 5 marchpanes at 5s. 1 18 4
Nyne marchpanes at 3s. 4d., and 3 at 4s., and 5 at 3s. 2 17 0
Eight marchpanes at 2s. 6d., and 4 at 2s. 1 8 0
40 marchpanes cost the some of
9l. 3s. 4d.
For the Kitchin.
Candied eringus ½ lb. 2s. 6d., prince biskett ½ 8d. 0 3 2
Pynable seedes 1 lb. 3s., alman past 2 lbs. 3s. 0 6 0
Ffyne beaten suger 10 lbs. 15s., fine grom 2 oz. 6d. 0 15 6
Coliander seedes 2d., cheries preserved 2 lbs. 6s. 8d. 0 6 10
Goosberies preserved 2 lbs. 6s. 8d., rasberies p'ss 2 lbs. 6s. 8d. 0 13 4
Greene verduses plums 2 lbs. 6s. 8d., greene lemons p'ss 2 lbs. 4s. 0 10 8
Peares preserved 2 lbs. 4s., French apricocks p'ss 2 lbs. 6s. 8d. 0 10 8
Citrons press 2 lbs. 3s., orengado 30 lbs. at 18d. the pound 2 8 0
5l. 14s. 2d.
For the prevy Kitchyn.
Cheries preserved 1 lb. 3s. 4d., rasberies p'ss 1½ lbs. 5s. 0 8 4
Greene lemons p'ss 1 lb. 2s., biskets and carawaies 2 lbs. 2s. 4d. 0 4 4
Orengado 12 lbs. 18s., almon past 3 lbs. 6s. 1 4 0
Bisketts of cullers 1 lb. 14d., bisketts white 4 lbs. 4s. 8d. 0 5 10
42s. 6d.
For 13 dozen and eight plates of glasse lost 4 2 0

For the Shipp.

For taffita for ye garmts of the singers in the shipp and robes for the speaker.

To ye Tayler.

To them that plaid on the Lute.

The totall for banquetting Marchpanes, &c., as followeth:—
For the king's messe 22 0 0 82 9 8
For the prince's messe 15 7 8
For the lords' messe 24 10 0
For the marchpanes 9 3 4
For the kitchine 5 14 2
For the privy kitchine 2 2 6
For the plate glasses lost 4 2 0
Whereof abated him the sum of 59s. 8d.
So paid Robert Mathewe, by his servaunt James Hayes, the some of flower score pounds 80 0 0
Sum of all the banquetting in this and 3 form' pages 80l.
For 19 lbs. of rope at 3d. the pound, and 31 lbs. of rope at 3d. 0 12 0
More for three pullies for to hoise vp the shipp 6d. the peece 0 1 6
13s. 6d.
To Mr Springham for 19 ells ½ of taffite to make clothes for the three singers in the shipp, and for him that made the speech to his Maty. at 13s. 4d. the ell, the some of 13 0 0
To John Allen the chief singer in the shipp 4 0 0
To Thomas Lupo the chief singer in the shipp being his Maty musitian 3 0 0
To John Richards the third singer in the shipp 3 0 0
To Mr Hemmyngs for his direccion of his boy that made the speech to his Maty 40s., and 5s. given to John Rise the speaker 2 5 0
To John, Mr. Swynnerton's man, for things for the boy that made the speech 0 13 0
Viz.:—For garters, stockings, shooes, ribons, and gloves
For making of the two robes 6s. 8d., for the ribons and tapes 2s. 6d., and for the fring 8s. 8d. 0 17 10
For buckroms for the babes 18d., for flowers for the garlands 3s. 6d. 0 5 0
For sowing silke 2s. 4d., for making of ye garments 25s. 1 7 4
For setting of the songs that were songe to his Maty to Mr Copiarario 12 0 0
To Mr Johnson's man for writing out copies of the speech and songes to be giuen to the king and lords with others 0 15 0
To Mr Johnson for the Musitian's dynner the day before the feast 2 0 0
To Powle's singing men by Mr. Ben. Johnson 1 5 0
44l. 8s. 2d.
To Thomas Robinson 30s., and to John Done 40s. 3 10 0
To George Roselor 40s., and to Tho. Sturgon 40s. 4 0 0
To Willm. Ffregosie, by Mr. Roselor 40s., and by Jo. Robson 40s. 4 0 0
To Nicholas Sturt for himself and his sonne 4 0 0

The names of the Sheriffs' officers that waited.


Sweete Water.

Fees to ye King's cookes.

For ye princes men.

To William Browne, by Sturt 40s., and to Joseph Sherly 40s. 4 0 0
To Wllm. Morley for himself 40s., and for Robert Kenn'sly 40s. 4 0 0
To Robt. Bateman and Stephen Thomas who plaid on the treble violens, by Nicholas Sturt and Richard Morley 1 0 0
To Mr Beniamyn Johnson, the poett, for inventing the speech to his Maty and for making the songs, and his direccions to others in that busines 20 0 0
44l. 10s.
To Peter Hutchins, to William Watkins, to John Darwyn, to Ffrauncis Bartlett, Redith Jones, to William Smyth, Georg Fflood, James Booker, John Gosse, Thomas Saule, Roger Halloway, to William Ensworth, Richard Pulley, Guidon Morgan, John Hutchins, Thomas Moorse, Thomas Drabulls, Edward Griffyn, Richard Cooly, Xpofer Harrison, Georg Ffarmer, Bartholomew Chappell, Thomas Morgan, William Rolf, Roger Taylor, Samuell Withers, William Wood, Nicholas Holmes, Henry Buckland, Willm. Crabb, William Crabb, William Jordan, John Withers, Roger Sutton, Georg Evans, Richard Dixon, and to Thomas Aram, to each of the 36 sergieants 4s. the man 7 4 0
To Olyver Prichard and Osborne for keeping the back dore 0 6 0
To Thomas Lynsey for keeping the gate 4 days 0 10 0
To Evan Griffyn for 3 daies 4s., to Jo. Wotton for 4 daies 0 6 0
To Andrewe Richardson for one day 18d., to Edward Roper 18d. 0 3 0
To Robert Lendsey and to William Midgley for one day 18d. 0 3 0
To William Bond for going of errands 0 2 6
30s. 6d.
For a gallon of sweete water and the potts 0 12 0
For 24 dozen of rushes, at 3s. the dozen, by Guy Robinson 3 12 0
For 7 dozen ½ of whitestanes at 3s. 6d. the dozen 1 6 3
For making cleane of St. Martin Outwch church to the clarck 0 5 0
For making cleane of St. Hellen's church to the clarck 0 5 0
To the constables of two wards for the paines of howshoulders which warded in the streetes to keepe quiet order 1 10 0
For butter 4d., blue tape 4d., smalecord 4d., and sugar 4d. 0 1 4
To Pigion for water 10s., and to ye kep of the conduit 2s. 0 12 0
To Mr. Salter for 30 boxes of wayfers at 20d. ye box 2 10 0
To John Miller for receaving the pewter and deliuering of it, and to 4 men yt did help to scower and wash it 0 10 0
For 8 horsload of birch for to make the windowes for them that plaid on the lute 1 5 0
12l. 8s. 7d.
For 3 aprons to one groome and two children of the kinge's pryvy kytchin by Mr. Roe 0 12 0
For 5 aprons for the prince's men, by order of Mr. Wright to Hugh Billy 0 12 6
24s. 6d.

Gratuities to the King's men.

Gratuities to ye Prynces men.

Guifts to the King and Prince.

100l. to the King.

50l. to the Prynce.

To Mr Heiborne, one of his Mats gent vshers, by order 5 0 0
To him for Anthony Gibson and Henry Lyle, groomes of his Mats chamber, by order from Mr Wright 2 0 0
To one groome of his Mats privy kytchin, 2 children, 2 turnebroches, two porters and scowrers, one dorekeeper, one sompter man and 4 servaunts by Hugh Billy, by the same order 2 0 0
To William Lamplough, clarck of his Mats kytchin, whos directed the service of the carrying vpp of the kinge's meate by Robt. Belingham 1 0 0
To the clarck of the check 1 0 0
To six of the guard that kept the entries into the Hall, and to the king's chamber, by the clarck of the guard 3 0 0
To Mr Dyer, one of his Mats pastery 0 13 6
To his Mats trompetors, 40s.; and to his droms, 20s. 3 0 0
To Mr Batty, s'ieant of his Mats pastry, by Mr. Wright 1 0 0
To Mr Traherne, the king's porter, by order of Mr Wright 1 0 0
To the gentlemen that lent the hangings, chaires, stooles, and other thinges for the furnishing of the kinge's chamber and the withdrawing chambers by Mr Warden Owen 10 0 0
29l. 13s. 6d.
To Mr Alexander, the prince's gentleman usher in ordynary 2 0 0
To the princes trompetors and droms 1 0 0
Gyven his Maty in a purse 100l. in 20s. peeces 100 0 0
Memorandum that it was agreed that 50l. should haue been giuen to the queene, but by reason that she came not 50l. was saved. (fn. 15)
Item, gyven to the prince 50l. in 20s. peeces 50 0 0
For three purses, one for the king, 40s., one for the queene, 30s., and one for the prince, 30s. 5 0 0
For the change of the 200l. in gould 2 0 0
To Mr John Bull, Doctor of Musique, to pay to him that sett vp the winde instruments in the king's chamber where the king dined, and for tuning it, with the cariage of it from and to Ruccolds 2 18 0
To Mr Edney, Mr. Lancere, and fower others of his Mats musitions players of wynde instruments being placed over the skreene 10 0 0
To Richard Lansdale, the lord maiors steward, and Willm. Sotherne, one of the sheriff's stewards, being appointed to be the two caters for this service—viz., to either of them 5l. a peece in toto 10 0 0
To William Sothern's sonne for his paynes 0 10 0
To the marshall's men for their paynes 1 0 0
To a youth that copied the draught of the accompt p'sented by the stewards 0 6 8
For dribletts forgotten to be written by the payer that kept the money alone, the some of 0 8 1
Giuen to Henry Beamount, the companies cooke, for 32 maister cooke's dynner, there being noe could meate left for them 2 0 0
Sum total of these accomptants whole payments doth amount to the some of nyne hundreth and six pounds 17s. 7d. I say 906l. 17s. 7d.
Whereby it appeth they haue disbursed more than they receaved. And wch is to be paid them by Mr Johnson Mr 6l. 17s. 7d.
Exaied by vs Thomas Juxon, Jno. Vernon, Tho. Henshawe, Auditors.

The wch said some of six pownds seaventeene shillings and seaven pence was well and trewly satisfied vnto me, William Greenewell, by Mr John Johnson, Mr of the Company, the 6th day of July Anno Domini 1608. And then Richard Langley, the comon clarck of the Company, did satisfie vnto me the some of ten pownds wch I deliv'ed Herne the paynter, as pcell of 30l. allowed the Mr of the last yere. Whereas he only payd 20l., and I the said William Greenewell payd the ten pownds. Wch said 10l. was deliv'ed the said Richard Langley to pay to me as aforesaid.

Willm. Greenewell.

Hereafter followeth the Accompt currant or abstract howe the foresaid some of nyne hundreth and sixe poundes 17s. 7d. hath ben laid out and spent, viz.:—

£ s. d.
Inprimis, Chaundry ware as in pag. 164 3 3 7
Butchers' meate, pag. 164 and 165 40 14 0
Fish of severall sorts in severall somes, viz., pag. 165, 15l. 3s. 4d., 15l., 3s. 2d., and 7l. 16s.: in toto 38 2 6
Other expences, pag. 165 2 16 8
Poultry of all sorts, pag. 166 104 9 3
£ s. d.
Eggs 2 3 4 19 0 9
Gamons of bacon and lard 6 8 4
Ffowell 7 7 8
Necessaries for the cooke 3 1 5
All 4 somes p. 166 and 167, in toto.
th' abstract of the chardges when the king and prynce dyned at the hall.
£ s. d. See Page
Lynnen for aprons, towels, &c. 13 16 5 167
Butter 6 0 0
Breade 8 9 0
Beere 8 11 0
Ale 3 18 0
Provisions for the butler 1 10 11 168
Wine of all sorts and veniger 61 12 7
Fflower 9 0 0
Grocery 36 3 0
Ffor fruite, as cheries, as strawberies, lemons, orenges, wardens, and divers other things 29 7 7 170
Trenchers and glasses, &c. 23 10 0
Herbes and nosegaies 0 15 1
Lone of plate and plate lost 25 14 9 171
Rewards to them that brought venison 8 19 6
Joyner's worke 2 17 0
Hanging the hall and making cleane ye howse 1 13 0
Mr Cooke's wages, 5l. 6s., vnder cooks, 10l. 7s. 6d.; 41s. and 20s. in toto 19 16 0 171 172
Loane of black jacks and some lost 1 13 0 172
Butler's wages 16 7 6 173
Hyer of pewter 6 17 4
Pewter lost 2 17 8
Banquetting stuff in severall somes 80 0 0 174–7
Rope and pullyes for the shipp 13s. 6d., and for taffaties and singers in the shipp, &c., 44l. 8s. 2d. 45 1 8 177
Poetts and luters 44 10 0
Sheriff's officers 7 4 0 178
Porters 1 10 6
Sweete water, rushes, staves, birch wafers, &c. 12 8 7
Ffee aprons 1 4 6
Gratuities to the king's men and lending hangings 29 13 6 179
Gratuities to the prynce's men 3 0 0
Giuen the king 100l. and the prince 50l. 150 0 0
Purses and chang of gould 7 0 0
More musique, caters and gratuities to cooks, &c. 27 2 9
Sum total nyne hundreth and six pownds seaventeene shillings and seaven pence 906l. 17s. 7d.
Memorandum that over and aboue this some of nyne hundreth six poundes seaventeene shillings and seavenpence, there was disbursed about the repayring and bewtifying of the howse, as by the accompt of Mr. Swynnerton, maister, appeareth, the some of one hundreth fyfty fower pounds seaven shillinges and sixpence. Wherevnto add the 906l. 17s. 7d. And it maketh iust 1,061l. 5s. 1d.


  • 1. This account is by Richard Langley (the clerk), but another account is to be found in Howes'2 Stowe (1615), p. 890. A Banquet, not mentioned in the Company's Records, is thus noticed in the Commons Journals (vol. i., p. 251). (See Lambert's History, vol. ii., p. 20. "2 Jac. I. Die Martis, 3o Julii 1604. "This day there was a solemnfeast prepared at Merchant Taylors' Hall, in London, for Mr. Speaker and a great number of the members of the House, of principal note and quality, to the number of 100 persons, besides servants. "This was begun upon a motion made by Sir Edward Hobby, for a friendly and loving meeting, &c., near the time of departing into their countries. The collection and provision undertaken by Sir Thomas Ridgeway. The King sent a buck and a hogshead of wine. "Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice-Chamberlain, and Mr. Secretary Herbert, were present, and thirty persons above the number intended; besides every gentleman, and the Clerk and the Serjeant, had a man allowed them to wait. "The Clerk presented the Feast with a March-pane, representing the Commons House of Parliament sitting."
  • 2. "There was at this Court psented and given to the Company by Edmund Howes, a Cronicle booke, newly made by the said Howes, in recompence of whose paynes it is ordered that the sayd Edmond Howes shall have ffive marks."—[4th April 1615.]
  • 3. When James I. was to be received by the City on his coming from Scotland, the Court, by order 9th April 1603, thought fit to request "that one of the scholars of the Company's School should pronounce some such sorte and pithy speech as the Schoolmaster upon good consideration shall devyse, which no doubt will tend muche to his owne commendation and the credit of the Company." Possibly this did not succeed, and hence the present order.
  • 4. The King had dined with that Company on the 12th June 1606.—Entick's Survey, vol. ii., p. 91.
  • 5. See p. 179, where this anticipation is realised.
  • 6. See Appendix G (3), for the Notes by Mr. Warden Newsome on the Honorary Members.
  • 7. See Appendix G (3), p. 643.
  • 8. See Note at p. 161.
  • 9. These persons made no payment to the Company as did the Honorary Members according to ancient custom.
  • 10. Here the Honorary Members cease, but the names of others subsequently admitted up to the present time are given in Appendix G (2).
  • 11. See Court Minutes, 12th August 1611, in Appendix A (7), as to the subsequent visit of this gentleman with a gift of venison.
  • 12. "Lune decimo quinto die Decembris 1606. "John Bull, Doctor of Musique, who was bound apprentize to the Right Honble. Thomas Earl of Sussex (who was free of this Company), is admitted into the freedome by svice upon the reporte of Mr. Thomas Wilford one of the Mrs. of this Company."—Presentment Book.
  • 13. See Note 1, p. 121.
  • 14. See recipe for this in footnote at p. 121. I find one other reference to Ipocras, thus:—"13 July 1601.—It is ordered at this Assembly [so called when the quorum for a Court was not present] that the Ipocras sent to the newe elected Master and Wardens shall be presented by the Warden Substitute of the Batchelors' Company, and hereafter not to be sent by any such meane persons as of late have byn employed in that service, and the Master and Wardens to have a pottle of Ipocras sent to them."
  • 15. See page 153.