Memorial XII
Inventory of Jewellery and Plate, 1491

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Centre for Metropolitan History

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C. M. Clode (editor)

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1875

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82-83

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'Memorial XII: Inventory of Jewellery and Plate, 1491', Memorials of the Guild of Merchant Taylors: Of the Fraternity of St. John the Baptist in the City of London (1875), pp. 82-83. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=64110 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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XII. INVENTORY OF JEWELLERY AND PLATE IN 1491.

Memorandum that in the tyme of John Spencer, Master of this fraternite, Thomas Bromeflete, Thomas Howdan, Roger Mone and Richard Hill, Wardens. A vewe and a sight was had and taken of the Jewell and Plate being in the thresorye of this Fraternitie the 19th day of Januari in the 6th yere of the Reigne of Kyng Henry the 7th, At which day there were found in the said thresory the parcelles of Plate folowyng:—

White Plate parcelles gilte.
First, 12 doseyn spones and one spone wt gilt Images on the knoppes, weying by troy weight181 vnces.
Itm, 6 bolles with a cover wt lambes and sonnes in the botoms, bought in Master Depleches tyme, weying151 vnces.
Itm, 2 pottes whyte, with lambes on the lyddes, weying95 vnces 3 qrtrs.
Itm, 2 pottes whyte, with armes of 3 griffithes hedes on the lyddes72 vnces.
Itm, 2 basons and 2 ewers, with blak lyberdes hedes in armes, of the gyfte of Master Colwiche116 vnces.
Thise 2 basyns wt 2 ewres be chaunged into better facion as it appereth in the 5 leef next folowyng.
Itm, 2 basons, one wt armes of 3 lybardes hedes and the other wt a Flome, and 2 Ewers white, wt the armes of 3 lybardes hedes on the lyddys, of the gifte of Mr Stone, weying 106 vnces106 vnces.
Also thise 2 basyns and 2 ewres be chaunged into better facion apperyng in the 5 lefe folowyng.
Itm, 2 basons with lambes and soñes in the botoms and 2 ewers white, of the gyfte of William Chapman, weying127 vnces 3 quarters.
Thise 2 basyns and 2 new ewres late made appereth the weight of theym in the 5 lefe folowyng.
Itm, 2 basons with lambes and sonnes on the botoms, and 2 ewers wt lambes and sonnes of the Crafte137 vnces di.
The weight of thise 2 basyns and 2 ewres appereth in the 5 lefe folowyng.
Itm, a Clubbe pece, couered, stondyng vpon 3 fete, weying32 vnces.
This pece, wt thaggreament of the counceill of the crafte was solde vnto Ric. Smyth for 31 vnces and di., as it appereth in thaccomptes of W. Fitz Willm than Mr.
A Stondyng Cup, Couered, chaced, half gilt, wt a floure in the botom22 vnces.
Itm, a Stondyng Cup, Couered, pounced half gilt of the gyfte of Maister Prynce, weying41 vnces.
Sum of the vnces, 1,081 vnces, at 3s. 4d. the vnce.
Sum in argent, 180l. 3s. 4d.
Nottes and Masers.
Itm, a maser, couered, wt an Image of Saynt Kenelme, weying9 vnces.
Itm, a stondyng maser, wtoute couer, weying11 vnces.
Itm, a grete maser, wt a cover with Floure of syluer on the knop17 vnces.
Itm, a blak not, couered, garnysshed wt syluer and gilt15 vnces.
Sum of the vnces of the Nutte and masers, 52 vnces, at 2s. 8d. the vnce.
Sum thereof in argent, 6l 18s. 8d.
Gylte Plate.
Itm, a grete stondyng gilt cup, couered, wt a lambe and a sonne on the knop of the cover, for the chesyng of the master on mydsomer day66 vnces.
Itm, a nother standyng gilt cup, couered, wt a lambe and a son[n]e on the couer, graven wt Gaudete in Dño on the Fote, weying51 vnces 3 qrtrs.
Itm, a nother stondyng gilt cup, wt 3 Angelles for the Fete, wt a lambe and a sonne on the couer, graven with Ecce Agnus Dei on the cover, weying55 vnces.
Itm, a nother stondyng Cup, couered, gilt, wt a lambe and a sonne on the couer, of the gyfte of John Fulthorp, weying45 vnces.
Itm, a stondyng gilt cup, couered, of the gifte of Hugh Champernons Wif, weying51 vnces di.
m, a stondyng gilt cup, couered, chaced, of the gifte of William Nordon, weying23 vnces di.
Itm, a stondyng gilt cup, couered, chaced wt a Tyger in the botom, of the gifte of master Tego, weying25 vnces 3 qrtrs.
Itm, a stondyng grete Nutte, couered, wt an Image of Saynt John Baptist on the Couer, of the gyfte of mastres Breux, weying39 vnces.
Itm, a square salt, couered gilte, made wt Turrettes, and a lambe and a sonne on the couer, weying70 vnces di.
Itm, a square salte, couered gilt, wt a pellican on the couer, of the gifte of mastres Bate, weying42 vnces di.
Itm, a grete rounde salte, couered gilte, wt a lambe and a sonne on the Couer, weying44 vnces.
Itm, 2 gilt pottes, wt lambes on the lyddes, one weying 58 vnces, and that other weying 65 vnces, sum of bothe123 vnces.
m, 2 grete gilte Basyns, with lambes and sonnes, of the gyfte of William Chapman, weying149 vnces.
Item, 2 gilt spones, weying3 vnces.
Itm, a layer of syluer, all gilt, of the gyfte of Roger Gerves, weying14 vnces di.
Sum of the vnces of the gilt plate 804 vnces at 3s. 8d. the vnce.
Sum in argent, 147l. 8s.
Sum total in Argent of the plate aforesaid, 334l. 10s.