BRIDGE HOUSE RENTAL 4
Account for 1501-2
355. [f. 22lv] Account of William Maryner and Christopher Eliot,
wardens of London Bridge, from Michaelmas 17 Henry VII 
to Michaelmas then next ensuing , that is to wit for one whole
year. (fn. 1)
356. The same wardens account for £1,088 9¾d. of arrears of William
Holte and Edward Grene, the last accountants, as appears by the foot
of the same account.
Total £1,088 9¾d.
357. The charge rental of the proper rent of the Bridge livelihood
extends by the year to the sum of £562 18s. And the foreign rent
£59 11s. 7½d., as appears in the rental thereof made in the beginning
of this present book.
Total £622 9s. 7½d.
358. Farm of the fishmongers selling fish at the Stocks on that part
called the fishmarket there, let to William Barker for a term of years, at
£20 a year. And of butchers selling flesh in that part called the fleshmarket
there, paying every week out of Lent 16s. 1d., total £36 19s. 10d.
Total together £56 19s. 10d.
359. Passage of carts and wains [carres] passing over the bridge, in the
holding of John Hasteler, let to him for this year £23. And as for any
profits of ships passing under the drawbridge, there is none charged
because it may not be drawn until the stonework of the drawbridge
tower be amended.
360. Increase of rents of divers lands, mills, and tenements for many
years past, as it is charged in the last account, £47 4s. 6d. And of the
rent increased within the time of this account, £10 8s. 1d., as it appears by
the parcels thereof in the rental at the beginning of this present book.
Total £57 12s. 7d.
361. Quit-rents £31 12s. 6d., the parcels whereof appear in the rental;
the wardens are charged with 12d. of the farm of a little close at Horton
beside Ewell in co. Surrey, as in accounts of past years.
Total £31 12s. 6d.
362. Oblations in the chapel to the said Bridge, at the feast of the
Translation of St Thomas of Canterbury and at other feasts in the year,
and out of divers boxes within the said chapel this year.
Total 15s. 4d.
From Richard Paynell for 7½ hundred 12 ft. of quarterboard at 2s. the
hundred, total 15s. 6d. And from the same Richard for 21 quarters of
elm, at 2½d. the quarter, 4s. 4½d. From Robert Maunsy for boards,
boxes, and other stuff of the store of the Bridge House, 2s. 6d.
Total 22s. 4½d.
364. Fines from divers persons.
Of Robert Lane for the tenement in which he now dwells, for a licence
to enter the same by lease made thereof to Richard Clerke, 40s. Of
the same Robert towards new making the stall of the same tenement.
10s. Of Thomas Pope, bowyer, for his stall to be taken down where
now Henry Pyckenam dwells, 3s. 4d. And of divers petermen and
lightermen misbehaving at the bridge, contrary to divers acts thereof
Total 57s. 4d.
365. [f. 222] Standings on the bridge.
From divers people standing there and in a vacant tenement at the
Standard in Cheap at the coming in of the princess, (fn. 2) 54s. 3d. And at
Our Lady Fair in Southwark, from divers smiths and other artificers
selling their wares in the empty spaces on the said bridge this year, 7s.
Total 61s. 8d.
366. Total of all their charge with the arrears, £1887 12s. ¾d.
367. Payment of quit-rents.
Allowance made to the Wardens for money paid to the archbishop
of Canterbury for a quit-rent of 10s. 4d. a year from tenements in
Southwark and from a close called the Lock called Carpenters' Haw
for a year ended at Michaelmas 17 Henry VII , 10s. 4d.
To the earl of Derby and Lord Bergavenny for a quit-rent of 16d. a
year from the Bridge House in Southwark, with appurtenances, for a
year ended at Michaelmas aforesaid, 16d.
To Sir John Sha, kt., for a quit-rent of £4 a year from tenements at the
Standard in Cheap, late of Sir William Vampage, kt., for a year ended
at Midsummer 15 Henry VII , £4.
To the churchwardens of [St Mary le] Bow, for a quit-rent of 5 marks a
year from the same tenements for a year ended at the said Midsummer,
To a chantry priest in the church of St Nicholas Shambles, for the soul
of Robert Husbond, for a quit-rent of 100s. a year from tenements in
the same parish, for a year ended at Midsummer aforesaid, £5.
To a priest of a chantry in St Paul's church for the soul of Ralph
Dungeon, for a quit-rent of 10s. a year from tenements in the same
parish, for a year ended at the same Michaelmas, 10s.
To the abbot of Tower Hill, for a quit-rent of 40s. a year from tenements
in the same parish, for a year ended at Midsummer aforesaid, 40s.
To Master Alwyn of London, alderman, for a quit-rent of 20s. a year
from tenements in the same parish for a year ended at Midsummer
To the chamberlain of Westminster for a quit-rent of 10s. a year from
tenements in the same parish for a year ended at the said Midsummer,
To the Chamberlain of London for a quit-rent of 12s. a year from a
common ground behind the shambles for a year ended at the said
To the abbot of Kirkstead in co. Lincoln, for a quit-rent of 4s. a
year from tenements in the same parish, which were sometime John
Lyndesey's, for a year ended at the said Michaelmas, 4s.
368. [f. 222v] To the prioress of St Helen within Bishopsgate of London,
for a quit-rent of 13s. 4d. a year from tenements in the parish of St
Michael le Querne [at Corn], for a year ended at the said Michaelmas,
To a priest singing in the church of St Olave Southwark [erasure] for a
quit-rent of 8 marks a year from tenements in the parish [words erased]
London for a year ended at the said Michaelmas, 106s. 8d.
To the prior of St Bartholomew in Smithfield, for a quit-rent of 3s. 4d.
a year from the same tenements, for a year ended at Easter within the
period of this account, 3s. 4d.
To the dean and chapter of St Paul's for a quit-rent of 19s. a year from
tenements in the parish of St Mary Magdalen in Old Fish Street for a
year ended at Michaelmas aforesaid, 19s.
To the abbess of the Minoresses at Tower Hill for a quit-rent of 20s.
a year from tenements in Stevynslane in the parish of St Magnus, for
a year ended at the said Michaelmas, 20s.
To the parson of Woolchurch in London, for a quit-rent of 4 marks a
year as tithe for that part of the Stocks called the fish and flesh market,
for a year ended at the said Michaelmas, 53s. 4d.
To the prior of St Faith of Horsham in co. Norfolk, for a quit-rent of
3s. a year from tenements in the parish of St Margaret Moses in Friday
Street, for a year ended at the said Michaelmas, 3s.
To the possessioner of Saers Court for a quit-rent of 10s. 6d. a year
from lands and tenements in Deptford, lately of Sir John SaynJone,
kt., for a year ended at Michaelmas aforesaid, 10s. 6d.
To the marquis Dorset for a quit-rent of 3s. a year from certain lands
and tenements in Lewisham, for a year ended at the said Michaelmas,
To the master of St Thomas of Acre for a quit-rent of 3s. a year from
a parcel of ground in the parish of West Ham, lying by the mill there,
for a year ended at the said Michaelmas, 3s.
To the abbot and convent of Stratford for a quit-rent of 32s. a year
from the mill there called Seynesmyll, for a year ended at the said
To the prior of the Charterhouse at Sheen, for a quit-rent of 14s. 9½d.
from a tenement in Lewisham called the Bridge House, and lands
belonging to the same place. To the same prior for a quit-rent of 8½d.
a year from a tenement that was sometime Hugh Preston's. And for
a quit-rent of 6d. a year from a tenement lately Thomas Pynder's in
Lewisham, for a year ended at Michaelmas aforesaid, 16s.
To the prior of St Mary Overey in Southwark, for a quit-rent of 3s.
6d. a year from a tenement in Eastcheap called the Saracen's Head,
in the parish of St Leonard in London, for a year ended at the said
Michaelmas, 3s. 6d.
To the abbot of Bermondsey for a quit-rent of 14s. 10d. a year
from lands and pastures lying in the field outside St George's bar in
Southwark, for a year ended at Midsummer aforesaid. To the same
abbot for quit-rent of 2s. a year from a garden in Horselydown. And
for a quit-rent of 4s. 10d. a year from certain tenements in Bermondsey
Street, for a year ended at Christmas within the period of this account,
To Thomas Muschamp, gentleman, for a quit-rent of 3s. 10d. a year
from certain lands lying in the fields of Peckham, for a year ended at
Michaelmas aforesaid, 3s. 10d.
Total £33 6s. 6d.
369. An annuity of 4s. granted by Richard Lee, mayor of the city
of London, and alderman of the same, to one Thomas Piert, late
carpenter, as it appears by the grant and composition thereof made and
enrolled in the Guildhall of London, 12 Edward IV [1472-3], so that the
said Thomas, who was tenant of the dean and chapter of St Paul's for
a tenement in Wood Street adjoining to a tenement belonging to the
Bridge there, shall not stop the light from the said Bridge tenement,
nor none other tenants in the same wherein John Godfrey dwells, and
he received the said annuity this year, 4s.
370. [f. 223] Decay of quit-rents. £9 3s. 8½d. sometime levied and
gathered of divers lands and tenements within the city of London
and other places, the parcels and sums of which have been fully and
particularly noted and declared in many past accounts; and as the same
quit-rents for so many years past have been denied and cannot be levied
without plea and showing of evidence; and the evidence concerning the
said rents is not in the keeping of the said Wardens; therefore as it has
been allowed in years past, £9 3s. 8½d.
371. Allowance of rent of a tenement in the parish of St Dionis, charged
in the rental at 5s. 4d. a year; and of a tenement in Paternoster Row,
charged in the same rental at 20s. a year: because they are reserved for
storehouses etc. And there is allowed to Richard Wylford for divers
repairs done by him at the order of C. Eliot and E. Finckell, extending
to the sum of £11, whereof was allowed to them in their last account
made in 15 Henry VII , £3. And to William Holte and Edward
Grene in their acount made in 16 Henry VII , £4. And now
here in this account in full payment, £4. To John Hylle, merchant
haberdasher, for repairs done by him in the tenement at the Standard
in Cheap, in which he now dwells, so determined by Master Woode and
Master Hawes, aldermen, 40s. To Robert Bekyngham, grocer, whereas
he asked 40s. for lack of due repairs to the tenement which he holds
such that he could not bestow his merchandise within the same for the
space of 2 years within the time of controlment, [there is allowed] by
the discretion of the Wardens now acountants, 13s. 4d. To the said
Wardens for quit-rent paid by them after the time the last account
was made up, to a chantry priest singing in the cathedral church of
St Paul for the soul of Ralph Dongeon, parcel of the said last account
as appears in the Journal of this year, 10s.
Total £8 8s. 8d.
372. Decrease of rent.
From a tenement in Old Change, lately held by Richard Kente, 13s. 4d.
From a tenement in the parish of St Nicholas Shambles that Thomas
Knight holds, 10s. From a tenement where Philip Taillour dwells in
the same parish, 6s. 8d. From a tenement that Anne Wales holds in
the parish of St Margaret Pattens, 4s. And from a chamber at the east
end of the Stocks lately held by John Freman, 16d.
Total 35s. 4d.
373. Vacations of tenements standing void and not occupied for lack
of tenants, the parcels of which have been particularly entered and
declared at the beginning of this present book.
Total £35 9s. 1d.
374. Buying of stone.
To William Bostone for 20 tons of rag, 21s. To Mistress Bate for 3 tons
of rag, 3s. 3d. To Henry Lawson for 30 tons of rag, 30s. 4d. To Thomas
Wade for 206 ft. of Bridge ashlar delivered at Maidstone, co. Kent, at
34s. 2d. the hundred, total £3 10s. 3d. To the said Thomas to 557 ft.
of hard paving stone delivered at Maidstone aforesaid, at 6s. 8d. the
hundred, total 37s. 1d. To the same Thomas for 5 loads of Reigate
stone delivered here at the Bridge House, at 5s. the load, total 25s. To
the same Thomas for 4½ ft. of border stone, 14d. To William Bostone
and Henry Lawson for ship-freight of the said stone from Maidstone
to the Bridge House, containing 26½ tons, taking 12d. a ton between
them both, total 26s. 6d.
Total £10 14s. 5d.
375. Timber and board.
To Walter Tanworth for 32 hundred 1 qr. 12 ft. of quarterboard, and
4½ hundred 13 ft. of planks [plauncheborde], at 20d. the hundred, total
60s. 20d. To the same Walter for 15 hundred of planks and 4½ hundred
15 ft. of quarterboard at 21d. the hundred, total 34s. 4d. To Robert
Fenrother for 12 hundred of elm board, at 18d. the hundred, total 18s.
To Robert Butler of Craneley [?Cranleigh, Surrey] for 9 hundred of
quarterboard at 20d. the hundred, total 15s. To the same Robert for a
load of sortelathe, 9s. For boat hire and wharfage of the said timber and
laths, 6d. [f. 223v] To Sir Thomas Wylson, parson of Sheffield [Sheffeld;
? Berks.] for 7 loads of oaken timber at 5s. the load, total 35s. To John
Veyse for a load of heartlaths, 9s. 8d. To Thomas Barker for 1,034 ft.
of planks and quarterboard, at 21d. the hundred, total 18s. 1d. To John
Maylasshe for 3 loads of heartlaths, at 10s. 2d. the load, total 30s. 6d.
To William Clement for 830 ft. of planks, at 21d. the hundred, total 14s.
6d. To Richard Asshelarks for 2,213 ft. of plankboard and 9 hundred of
quarterboard at 20d. the hundred, total 36s. 4d. To the same Richard
for 1½ hundred of elm timber, 2s. To Richard Frecomber for 2,214 ft.
of quarterboard and planks, at 23d. the hundred, total 42s. 2d. To the
archbishop of Canterbury for 20 loads of elm timber delivered here at
the Bridge House, £4 4s. To Robert Asshelarks for 2 loads of oaken
timber, 10s. To William Ellys of Merstham [Maistham] for 9½ hundred
of planks at 23d. the hundred, total 22s. To Richard Kynge of Grene in
Sussex for 3 loads of heartlaths, at 9s. the load, total 26s. 8d., saved in
all 4d. To Richard Grenetre of Waltham for 10 loads and 24 ft. of oaken
timber, at 5s. 2d. the load, total 52s. 8d. To John Dandy for 2 hundred
of quarters, 20s. To the same John for 12½ hundred of plankboard,
at 23d. the hundred, total 24s. To Richard Dandy for 4½ hundred of
quarterboard, at 2s. the hundred, total 9s. To the said Richard Dandy
for 7¾ hundred of quarterboard, price 23d. the hundred, total 12s. 10d.
To Thomas Edesale for 7¼ hundred of planks at 22d. the hundred, total
13s. 3½d. To the same Thomas for a load of heartlaths, 10s. 4d. To
Simon Yonge for 7 loads of oak timber at 5s. the load, total 35s. To
the same Simon for 18 hundred of great oaken planks, of 2½ inches
thick, at 3s. the hundred, total 55s. To the same Simon for 18 hundred
of plank- and quarterboard, at 20d, the hundred, total 30s.
Total £36 11s. 6½d.
376. Tiles and bricks.
To Hugh Byrde, ironmonger, for 800 roof tiles, at 2s. 10d. the hundred,
total 22s. 8d. To Christopher Eliot and William Maryner for 3¾ hundred
of roof tiles, 9s. 4d. To John Bylby for 1,000 flat [playne] tiles, 5s. To
John Jacson of Oxgate for 35,000 flat tiles at 4s. 8d. the thousand, total
£8 3s. 4d. To Master Warner for 20,000 flat tiles at 4s. 8d. the thousand,
total £4 13s. 4d. To William Nedewey for 6,000 flat tiles at 4s. 4d. the
thousand, total 26s. 4d. To William Warner of Burges Mylle for 4,000
flat tiles at 5s. the thousand, total 20s. To John Launce of Lewisham
for 1,000 flat tiles delivered there, 4s. To the said John for a quartern
of corner tiles, [and] half a quartern of roof tiles, 12d. To John Kendall's
wife for half a hundred and half a quartern of tiles, 20d., delivered at the
storehouses within the city and to the Bridge House here in Southwark.
To John Brampstede for 17,000 bricks at 4s. 5d. the thousand, total £3
15s. 1d. To the same John for 17½ thousand bricks at 4s. 4d. the
thousand, total £3 15s. 10d. To William Hughet of Lewisham for 5,000
flat tiles delivered to the storehouses there, 22s. To William Warner of
Stratford at Bowe for a load of flat tiles, 4s. 8d.
Total £26 13s. 3d.
377. Chalk, lime, sand, gravel, and loam.
To John Grove for 280 tons of chalk, at 6d. the ton delivered at the
Bridge House in Southwark, total £7. To Thomas Brat for 38 hundred
and 2 loads of lime at 5s. 8d. the hundred, total £10 16s. 2d. To the
same Thomas for 17½ hundred and 3 sacks at 5s. 6d. the hundred,
total £4 16s. delivered at the storehouses within the city of London,
Stratford, Deptford, and at the Bridge House here. To John Welche
for 49 bushels of plaster of Paris at 8d. the bushel, total 32s. 8d. To
Patrick Fendon and Philip White for 237 loads of sand at 5d. the load,
total £4 18s. 9d. To the same Patrick and Philip for 160 loads of loam
at 4d. the load, total 53s. 4d. And for 67 loads of gravel at 4d. the load,
total 22s. 4d.
Total £32 19s. 3d.
378. [f. 224] Ironwork and nails.
To William Underwood and John Britene, smiths, for pileshoes,
crampons, dogs of iron, and other plain iron works, weighing 1,647
lb., at 1½d. the 1b., total £10 6s. To them for side garnets and cross
garnets and other divers iron works tinned, weighing 354 lb., at 2d. the
1b., total 59s. To them for latches, catches, cramps, bolts, staples both
square and round for doors and windows, 22s. To them for new locks
and keys, and for stocks, joints, pins, and plates, with other necessaries,
30s. 4d. To them for battering and sharpening the masons' irons, and
for steeling the same, 17s. 8d. To Peter Smyth of Westminster for 17
locks and keys, 9s. To the same Peter for a stock-lock set upon Joan
Gybbyns' door at the Shambles, 10d. And for mending an old bolt
on the east door at the Stocks, and a new plate to the same, 12d.
To Henry Burbage of Islington for steeling 3 great augers, 3 spiking
augers, 2 axes, and 2 adzes, 4s. 10d. To John Bysset for 2 iron ladles,
2s. To William Lacke and John Bodiam for 19,000 twopenny nails at
10d. the thousand, total 15s. 10d. To them for 18 thousand 7½ hundred
threepenny nails at 18d. the thousand, total 28s. To them for 13,000
fourpenny nails at 2s. the thousand, 26s. To them for 15¾ thousand
fivepenny nails at 2s. 8d. the thousand, total 41s. 10d. To them for
8,000 sixpenny nails at 3s. 4d. the thousand, total 26s. 8d. To them for
2,750 of tenpenny nails, 16s. 7d. To John Rowley and John Welche for 6½
bags of sprig at 9s. 6d. the bag, total £3 21d. To them for roof-nails and
clench [nails], 10s. To Master Stafford of the Tower for spikings, clamps,
brads, plate locks, bolts, spring locks, rings, latches and handles, £5.
Total £33 19s. 4d.
379. Lead and solder.
To James Longe, plumber, for 54 lb. of new lead, 2s. 8d. To him
for casting an old lead [vessel] at the Cope behind the Shambles,
weighing 28 hundred 57 1b., taking 2s. 4d. for the casting, laying and
workmanship of every hundred thereof, total £3 6s. 8d. To him for
12 lb. of solder to the same lead at 4d. the lb., total 4s. To him for the
wages of the porters of the plumbers taking up the old lead and setting
of the new, 6s. 8d. For lead-nails for the same, 6d. Saved in all 6d.
Total £4. To Henry Neele, plumber, for 13½ hundred of new lead at 4s.
4d. the hundred, total 58s. 6d. At the last account no lead remained.
And this year 69½ hundred and 10 lb. of old lead was taken down from
divers and sundry tenements.
Total of the old and new lead, 72 hundred and 10 lb. Whereof 70
hundred and 10 lb. was used in making pipes, fillets, sockets, gutters,
grates, cisterns and other necessaries remaining in the said tenements
and others belonging to the Bridge, taking 10d. for casting and laying
every hundred of the old lead, total 52s. 2d. To the same Henry for
324 lb. of solder at 4d. the lb., total £5 8s. And so there remains in
store 300 lb. of lead.
Total £15 3s. 8d.
380. Costs in glazing.
To Johan Johnson for 100 quarrels of glass, 12d. To the same Johan for
a bushel of whole and half quarrels, 8d. To Thomas Turnour, glazier,
for 65 ft. of old glass set in new lead, set in the tenements of Master
Stede, Richard Paynel, at the Red Lion, at the White Cock, and at
William Banckes upon the bridge, at 3d. the ft., total 16s. 3d. And for
mending and setting-in of new quarrels in the said tenements and other
places, 3s. 9d.
Total 21s. 8d.
381. Necessary purchases.
To Thomas Bulle for 3 new mill brasses for Stratford and Lewisham
mills, weighing 88 lb. at 3d. the lb., total 22s. Whereof the said Thomas
received 54 lb. of old metal at 2d. the lb., total 9s. And so [paid]
in ready money, 13s. To Robert Elynour for 8 earthen pots to put
in stone colour, 4d. To Robert Peynter for size [syse] at the bridge
gate, 17d. To William Rolf for a load of hurdles and porters, 6s.
8d. To the same William for 24 hurdles and half a load of poles
and quarters, 6s. To John Welche for ochre and size [cole], 9d. To
Simon Yonge for half a hundred pynne timber, 2s. 2d., [f. 224v] and
for 12 quarters, 14d., total 3s. 4d. To Richard Gadde for a last of
pitch, 33s. 4d. To John Laurence, cooper, for making a gyle tun and
a batch [out] of the old gyle tun, 19 hoops to a woad-vat, hooping
a millstone at Lewisham, with other necessaries in divers places this
year, 58s. 8d. To John Hunte for a barrel of tar, 3s. 4d. To John
Joynour for 2 boxes to put in bulls and evidences belonging to the
Bridge, 12d. To John Carter for a load of thorn to Copped Hall, 2s.
6d. And for rails, stakes, and workmanship of the same there, 20d.
Total 4s. 2d. To Roger Grove for 4½ hundred 34 lb. of rope at 10s. the
hundred, total 46s. 6d. To Henry Edmund for 4 long oars and 2 long
sculls ready apparelled, 5s. To Robert Huddeson, turner, for 6 pulleys
[shyvers], 6d., 6 shovels, 18d., 6 spades [skoppetts], 18d., 6 mortar
trays, 2s., with a garden shovel, 2d., total 5s. 8d. To Hugh Crompe
for a new bucket, 8d. To Thomas Cawstone for a rope for the rising
gin [the Risyng ghynne], weighing 34 lb. at 1d. the lb., total 2s. 10d.
To Henry Knyght of London for a pump [plompe, ? for pompe] and
for furnishing the same, 3s. 4d. To the porter for rushes 8d., brooms
and boughs [bowes] 6d., total 14d. To Thomas Donmowe for 2 stone
of tow, 12d. To Thomas Gyt, cordwainer, for 6 prs. new boots at 5s.
the pair, total 30s. To Walter Ayleworth for 2 haircloth awnings [tyltes
of here], 4s. 8d. To William Eliot of Lambeth for old ropes, 20d. To
Richard Graunte for 15 hundred 9 lb. of rosin, at 22d. the hundred,
total 27s. 6d. To John Curlow for 2 loads of hay to stop the gulleys,
8s. 4d. To John Bylby for 39 bushels of tilepins at 5d. the bushel, total
16s. 3d. To Robert Maunsy for 20 perches of paling set at Deptford, at
4s. 6d. the perch, let to him at task finding timber and workmanship,
total £4 10s. To William Eliot, shipwright, for the new boat called the
carpenters' boat, finding all manner of stuff and workmanship thereto
belonging, £12. To John Halmer for a roll of parchment, 13s. 4d., for
a ream of fine paper, 2s. 8d., and for a book wherein is written all the
remembrance of this account, 10d.
Total £32 3s. 5d.
382. Necessary expenses.
For the obits of John Fekennam, John Clyfford, and Christian Mallyng,
as it is contained in their testaments, total 35s. 10d. To the archbishop
of Canterbury and to the prior of the Charterhouse at Sheen for suit to
their courts in Southwark and Lewisham, total 3s. To John Perpoynte,
attorney of the Common Pleas, in suit of Henry Bumstede's obligations,
with his fee for this present year, 13s. 11d. To John Bysset, John
Saddeler, and William Marchall, for voiding 97 tuns of ordure from
divers and sundry tenements this year, at 20d. the tun, total £8 20d.
To the same John and John for spreading, searching, and cleansing
of 3 other privies, 9s. To Robert Wakeryng and John Crowcheman,
attending nightly upon the said voiders, and to number the tuns, 4s. 8d.
To William Rodley of Deptford for repairs done there at the sign of the
Christopher, let to him at task by the oversight of the Bridge Masters,
6s. 8d. To Thomas Preston, carpenter, for certain repairs done by him
on the house he dwells in, let to him in great by the said Bridge Masters,
6s. 8d. To William Snowden for currying and repairing boots belonging
to the said Bridge House, 6s. To the same William for taking down the
pageant of London Bridge, at task, 10s. And for expenses upon the
masons and carpenters the day of the entry of the lady princess, for
their watch and diligent attendance given by them to the same, 11s.
3d. To the vicar of Burnham for the tithe of 700 elms felled within the
bounds of his parish for 3 years past, total 11s. 2d. To Patrick Annes
for cutting and binding the vine in the Bridge garden, 22d. To John
Porter for 2 scoops and a spade [skoppet], 8d. For divers repasts made
unto Sir William Martyn, kt., Master Chawry, and Master Wylford,
aldermen, Master Welbeck, Master Nynes, Hawkyns, draper, Ralph A
Lathum, [Richard] Gough, fishmonger, with other divers commoners
avenyng the Bridge and the Bridge livelihood at sundry times this year
as appears more largely in bills thereof, £4 10s. 1½d. [f. 225] And to the
said Wardens for their expenses overseeing the Bridge livelihood in the
country, at divers times this year, 23s. And in rewards given to workmen
and labourers working in the waterworks for giving up their nuncheons
and sleep so as to speed the same works this year, at divers times, 10s.
11d. To the same Wardens for keeping their horses, as allowed in past
years, 40s. each, total £4. To William Eliot for mending and repairing
all the other boats belonging to the Bridge House, as appears more
largely by bill, 24s. 8d. And to a servant of John Garard, scrivener,
for keeping the Journal here for certain weeks, 13s. 4d.
Total £26 4s. 4½d.
383. Repairs to mills.
To Robert Norys for 2 millstones for the 2 mills at Stratford, one for
each mill, £8. To John Burgeys for holing, trimming, and setting to
work the said 2 millstones in the said mills, 26s. 8d. To William Warner
for carriage and portage of the said 2 stones, 2s. And for carriage of
the said 2 stones from Bow Bridge, one stone to each mill, 3s. 4d. To
William Warner for 2 hoops and 4 staves, 22d. For money paid to a
tiler and his servant for 4 days, 4s. 4d. For 2 loads of sand, 12d. For
100 nails used on the said mills, 2d. And the said William is allowed
5s. for his mill's standing still for 16 days, at the discretion of the
Bridge Masters. To Thomas Preston and his servant, working in and
on the mill at Lewisham for 8 days at 14d. a day, and to the same
Thomas for a pair of spindles, 8d., total 10s. To the same Thomas for
making and laying planks in the floodgate there, 5s., and for mending
and repairing the cogwheel there, 13s. 4d., let to him at task, total
18s. 4d. To William Hughet, millwright of Lewisham, for 3 pairs of
trindles, 10s., 8 loads of sand, 4s., 3 loads of loam, 12d., 2 hooks for
an oven mouth, 4d., total 15s. 4d. And the said William is allowed 2s.
8d. for his mill's standing still. To John Maidcalf, miller of the same
mill, for repairs done there in his time, 6s. 8d. To John Wever for
winding bans [wyndyng bannes] of [illegible], 2s. 2d. 100 nails, 4d.
To the same, 23 lb. of strips [stripes] at 1½d. the lb., 2s. 10½d. 100
nails, 2d. To the same strips for the mill-wheel there. Total 5s. 6½d. To
Thomas Palmer of Deptford for necking the mill spindle [for neckyng
of the mylle spyndell], 3s., and for workmanship of the same for a hoop
of iron, weighing 10 lb., 12d. to the same mill binding the water-wheel,
for a rynde to the same mill, 4d., and for mending the same, 4d. Total
4s. 4d. And there is allowed [erasure]. To John Starkey of Lewisham
for sawing 500 ft. of timber planks and board for the said mill, 5s.
To William Hughet for making 21 rods of wall at task, 5s. 3d. To
the same William for 4 hoops for a stone at Lewisham mill, 2s. To
John Smyth of Lewisham for 2 loads of timber at 6s. the load, total
12s. To the same John for 34 loads of clay, 2 loads of loam, at 4d. the
load, 12s. To the same John for carriage of 2 loads of boards and
planks for the water-wheel and the floodgate there, at 2 several times,
20d. And for 2 labourers working and labouring in the waterworks of
the said mill for 2 days, 12d.
Total £15 8s. 1½d.
384. Costs of carriage.
To John Hargyll for the carriage of 5 loads of timber and other stuff
from the Bridge House to the mills at Stratford, at 12d. the load, 5s.
To the same John for carriage of 101 loads of timber, board, and
stone from the said Bridge House to divers tenements within the city
of London, and of old stuff from the said tenements to the Bridge
House, at 3d. the load, total 25s. 3d. To the same John for carriage
of a load of rubbish, 2d. To the same John for keeping all the void
places on the bridge clean this year, 8d. To John Fuller for freight
and carriage of 14 loads of elm timber from Maidenhead bridge to the
Bridge wharf here, 19s. To the same John for freight and carriage of
7 loads of elm timber from Maidenhead bridge hither to the Bridge
Wharf, 10s. 6d. And for drawing the said timber with horses to the
waterside there, 10d.
Total 61s. 5d.
385. [f. 225v] Costs of the chapel.
For singing bread and wine, spent in the same chapel in singing masses
and houseling strangers at Easter this year, 5s. 10d. To 2 chaplains
doing their divine service for the whole period of this account, 10
marks each, total £13 6s. 8d. To 4 clerks ministering daily in the same
chapel for the whole period of this account, at 20d. each a week, total
£17 6s. 8d. To Robert Rudmarige, one of the same 4 clerks, in reward
for opening and shutting the chapel doors, and for keeping the organs,
jewels, and ornaments there that are committed to him, 20s. To the said
chaplains and clerks singing Placebo and Dirige with requiem mass for
the souls of all the benefactors of the said Bridge on 4 occasions this
year, 8s. For washing the albs, altarcloths, towels, and surplices this
year, 4s. For apparelling 2 prs. of vestments, 3d. To John Moncke,
waxchandler, for the Paschal and Sepulchre light there at Easter, and
all other lights used in the said chapel this year, 28s. 11d. To John
Wylcokks for oil and lamps used here at the Bridge House gate and
in the branch hanging outside the chapel door at the feasts of St John
the Baptist, St Peter, and the Translation of St Thomas this year, 6s.
8d. To Thomas Downe for 8 gallons of lamp oil used at the said feasts
for the whole period of this account, 8s. For 15 lb. of tallow candles
used for divine service there in wintertime this year, 15d.
Total £34 16s. 3d.
386. Masons' wages.
To Thomas Wade, chief mason of the Bridge works for his fee for
a year for the whole period of this account, £6 13s. 4d. To John
Newman, hardhewer, working in the same works for a whole year, at
2s. a week, £5 4s. To Thomas Pylchard for 18 days, John Burdon for 13
days, Robert Seton for 2 days, Robert Oliver for 22 days, John Wylkes
for 19 days, Saunder Style for 168½ days, John Wodale for 2 days,
James Smyth for 146 days, John Orgar for 158 days, John Bande for 4
days, and John A Dene for 4 days, masons, working apparelling Bridge
ashlar, making new chimneys, paving kitchens, mending and repairing
the chapel staddle, with all other defaults belonging to the said Bridge
and tenements of the same, among them all for 606½ days at 8d. a day
each, total £21 7d. To the abovesaid Thomas Pylcherd for 21 days, John
Burdon for 16 days, Robert Seton for 3 days, Thomas Lekenore for 3
days, from All Hallows to Candlemas, working in the said works, at
7½d. a day each, total 26s. 10½d. To William Johnson, prentice, for 21
days, [and] William Geffrey, prentice, for 77 days, working apparelling
stone in the said Bridge works, at 6d. a day each, total 49s. To Thomas
Wade for a quarter of coals [cooles: ? charcoal], brushes, bread and ale
spent among the masons repairing the gate of the bridge, 14d. And to
the said masons watching and working in the water works as the tides
have fallen, between them this year 13s. 10d.
Total £37 8s. 9½d.
387. Carpenters' wages.
To Thomas Maunsy, master carpenter of the Bridge works, for his
wages and fee for the period of this account, overseeing and putting-to
his helping hand at all times needful and requisite, £8 13s. 4d. And to
Robert Maunsy, warden of the carpentry of the said Bridge House, for
his fee and wages from 8 January to the following Michaelmas within
the time of this account, working and labouring daily in the said works,
at 4s. a week, total £7 4s. [To] John Tydwey for 48 days, John Harding
for 123 days, John Garlond for 67 days, Richard Penythorn for 5 days,
John Owenby [f. 226] 5 days, Thomas Philip for 109 days, Thomas
Westende for 183½ days, William Waylot for 5 days, Roger Maunsy
for 18 days, Henry Coterell for 5 days, Robert Wodesdale for 5½ days,
George Maxwell for 3 days, Thomas Maunsy for 4 days, James Maunsy
for 82 days, Simon Dandy for 5 days, Edward Gybson for 5 days,
carpenters, working framing and making divers new buildings in divers
and sundry of the Bridge tenements this year, joisting and binding the
staddles under the said bridge, between them all for 634½ days at 8d.
a day each, total £21 2s. 10d. John Horren for 43½ days, William Basse
for 244½ days, Robert Pasmere for 173½ days, John Arnold for 170
days, John Walker 68 days, carpenters, working in the said Bridge
works for 738½ days, at 6d. a day each, total £18 19s. 9d. To Henry
Saward for 133 days, John Horrell for 62½ days, carpenters, working
in the works of the said Bridge and tenements thereunto belonging,
for 195½ days at 8d. a day each, total £5 10s. 4d. Nicholas Byrche
with his servant for 86 days, at 10d. a day for him and his servant,
total 68s. 9d. Robert Chawrton for 14 days, Robert Cowrton for 53½
days, John A Dene for 12 days, carpenters, working in the works of
the Bridge, between them for 79½ days at 5d. a day each, total 33s.
2d. To the abovewritten Edward Gybson for 4 days, Simon Dandy for
3 days, and Thomas Dryver for 2 days, at 8d. a day each, total 6s. And
to the abovesaid carpenters watching and working in the waterworks
out of due time, working as the tides have fallen, between them all
this year 24s.
Total £68 2s. 6d.
388. Labourers' wages.
To William Sporiour for 246½ days, John Archer for 50½ days, Henry
Tomson for 42 days, Thomas Richard for 4 days, John Crowcheman for
11 days, John Rowland for 242 days, John Thomas for a day, Robert
Wakeryng for 188 days, William White for 162½ days, William Smyth
for 97 days, Edward Trummy for a day, Robert Burdon for a day,
John Saunder for 95 days, John Todwell for 64 days, George Newby
for 69 days, John Pierson for 88 days, John Myles for 7 days, Humfrey
Woddes for 4 days, William Wright for 8 days, Edward Hudson for
5 days, Thomas Badby for 5 days, Edmund Longe for 13 days, John
Barde for 36 days, William Donne for 6 days, Peter Burton for a day,
Robert Sam for 13½ days, Robert Snell for 13½ days, John Cobbe for
47 days, John Hankyn for 7 days, William Morrell for a day, John
Swete for 5 days, labourers labouring and attending as well unto the
carpenters as to the masons, in bearing all manner of stuff requisite
and necessary to the same workmen's hands and in other works of
the said Bridge, between them for 1,535½ days at 5d. a day each, £31
19s. 10½d. To divers other labourers attending upon the shoutman,
unloading [havyng oute] and loading boats at the Bridge House wharf,
conveying them to the bridge with stone, chalk, [and] rubbish, and
there unloading and bestowing of the same into the staddles, small
dams [dammellis] and other works of the said Bridge, as the tides have
fallen, between them all for 614 tides at 3d. a tide each, saved in all
7d., total £7 12s. 11d. To workmen and labourers attending by night
tides to bring out the boats laden with timber and stuff for the repair
of the staddles and stopping of the gulleys at many several times this
year, £3 2s. 1½d.
Total £42 14s. 11d.
389. Wages at the gins.
To 20 labourers labouring at drawing the gin called the gibbet gin of
brass, driving a great number of piles in gulleys, and cross-driving the
same all hoole the same gulleys, for 83 tides, taking between them [f.
226v] all 5s. a tide, except that there lacked one labourer at sundry
times for 4 tides, total £20 14s. And to 2 holders holding the said gin
for the said 83 tides, at 4d. a tide each, total 55s. 4d. To 9 labourers
labouring at the iron Ram, running in driving piles outside the arches
in the same works, for 36 tides, at 2s. 3d. between the 9 of them every
tide, total £4 18d. To 16 labourers labouring at St Magnus' gin, driving
piles for 30 tides, taking 4s. between the 16 of them every tide, except
that there lacked one of the said labourers at sundry times for 8 tides,
total £5 18s. To 2 holders holding the said gin for the said 30 tides, at
4d. a tide each, total 20s.
Total £34 8s. 10d.
390. Sawyers' wages.
To Richard Blakgreve and his fellows working in sawing timber of the
Bridge's stuff into boards, planks, and quarters, mullions [Maynells],
steps for stairs, joists, binders and reson pieces, by the discretion of
Thomas Maunsy the master carpenter of the said Bridge, 13,500 ft. at
12d. for sawing 100 ft., total £6 15s.
391. Tilers' wages.
To John Bylby, tiler, and his labourer, working in tiling of divers and
sundry tenements of the said Bridge this year, for 217½ days, at 12d. a
day for himself and his labourer, total £10 17s.
To Peter Burton for 77 days, William Spynke for 103 days, Thomas
Wright for 114 days, James Rynde for 11 days, bricklayers, in making
of new chimneys, mending and repairing old chimneys and ovens in
divers tenements belonging to the said Bridge, between them all for
305 days at 8d. a day each, total £10 3s. 4d.
393. Daubers' wages.
To John Michell, dauber, and his labourer, working in daubing of the
said Bridge tenements this year for 170½ days, at 12d. a day for himself
and his labourer, total £8 10s. 6d.
394. Paviours' wages.
To Roger Wanham, paviour, for paving 83 toises of new pavement at
the Greyfriars and the north side of St Nicholas Shambles, at 7d. the
toise, total 48s. 5d. To the same Roger for paving 5 toises of new
pavement upon the bridge, at 7d. the toise, total 2s. 11d. To the same
Roger for paving 75½ toises behind the Shambles, in Gracechurch
Street and other places within the city, at 7d. the toise, total 43s.
9d. To the same Roger for 2 workmen working and amending divers
defaults within the city for 2 days at 8d. a day each, total 2s. 8d.
Total £4 17s. 9d.
395. Fees and wages of officers.
To the said wardens for their fees because of their office, £10 each, total
£20. Also for their clothing, 20s. each, total 40s. To John More, man
of law, retained of counsel with the said Wardens in matters concerning
the Bridge this year, for his fee, 13s. 4d. To John Normavile, clerk of
the works of the said Bridge, from Michaelmas to Midsummer within
the period of this account, £10. And to Walter Smyth, now clerk of
the said works from the said feast of Midsummer to the following
Michaelmas within the period of this account, 50s. To Richard Paynell,
receiver of the said Bridge, for his whole fee and drinking [f. 227] with
the gathering of the fishmongers and butchers at the Stocks, £23 6s.
8d. To Thomas Say, serjeant of the Chamber of London, for his fee
for warning the auditors of the City to hear and determine this account,
6s. 8d. To John Arnold, porter of the Bridge House gate, for his weekly
wages, for himself 20d., and for keeping and feeding of the hounds
within the same place, 10d. a week within the period of this account,
total £6 10s. To Thomas Donmowe, keeper of the boats and shouts
belonging to the said Bridge works, for his wages at 2s. 6d. a week,
total £6 10s.
Total £71 16s. 8d.
396. Rewards to officers.
To the said wardens for their attendance and good provision done
in their office, £10 each as it has been allowed in past years, total
£20. And to the said clerk of the works, as reward allowed him for
writing and duplicating the books of this account, whereof one book
remains within the Bridge House, and the other book remains within
the Chamber at the Guildhall of London, as it has been allowed in past
years, total 66s. 8d.
Total £23 6s. 8d.
397. Costs of the auditors in hearing and determining of this account,
and for a repast made among officers and ministers of the said Bridge,
as it has been allowed in times past, total 40s. And for counters
delivered to the said auditors to cast this account, 2s. 8d.
Total 42s. 8d.
398. Sum of all payments and allowances £677 19s. 7½d. And there is
owing £1,209 12s. 5¼d.
[in left margin: Whereof] Upon Edward Stone and Piers Calcot and
their renters as in the foot of the last account is declared desperate,
£53 6s. 6½d.
William Galle late one of the Wardens as is declared in the foot of the
last account also, £48 6s. 1d.
Henry Bumstede and his sureties by several obligations as is also
declared in the same foot of account, £69.
William Melbourne, Chamberlain of the City of London, as in money
delivered to him to the use of the said Bridge, that is to say by the
hands of Simon Harrys and Christopher Eliot, as appears at large in
the foot of the last account, £178 3s. 5½d.; by the hands of the said
Christopher, as is declared in the foot of the last account, £133 6s. 8d.;
by the hands also of the said Christopher Eliot and Edward Fenkill, as
appears in a bill remaining within the remembrances of this account,
£197 6s. 9d.; and by the hands of William Holte and Edward Green,
last accountants, as also appears by a bill by the hand of the said
Chamberlain, £286 2s. 10¾d.: in all to the said Chamberlain, £794
399. [f. 227v] Upon Christopher Eliot and Edward Fenkil as the residue
of £319 15s. 2d. so declared in the foot of the last account, £122 8s.
The which £122 8s. 5d. was allowed to the said Christopher and Edward
on 19 September 19 Henry VII  by the mayor and aldermen as
in money spent and paid for new making a pageant set upon London
Bridge at the entry of the lady princess of Spain, and as plainly appears
of record in the court of the said mayor and aldermen, and so that [is
And upon the said accountants £121 11s. 7½d.
Of the which £121 11s. 7½d. there is remitted to the said accountants
on 18 July 17 Henry VII  by the mayor and aldermen on a bill
of petition of the same accountants as plainly appears of record in the
court of the said mayor and aldermen, £4 3s. 4d.
And so the said William Maryner and Christopher Eliott, accountants,
owe clearly of their arrears within the time of this account, £117 8s.
400. Auditors of this account Sir John Sha, kt., Mr Thomas Wodde,
aldermen, Ralph A Lathum, William Fitz William, Richard Gough, and
Simon Hoggan, commoners, which auditors heard and determined this
account on 19 September 19 Henry VII and A.D. 1503.