CHAMBERLAIN'S ACCOUNT 1584–85
1. [f.1] The third account of Robert Brandon chamberlain of the city of
London from Michaelmas 1584 unto Michaelmas last past 1585
The Charge [Receipts]
2. Money due to the city by this accountant as by the foot of his last
account appears, (£265.7s.10d. and 8 peppercorns) (fn. 1)
3. The receipts of the city's general lands and Blanchappleton lands,
vacations and desperates allowed, as by the rental (fn. 2) appears,
(£836.18s.8d. and 4 peppercorns)
4. The receipts of enrolments of apprentices this year as appears by the
paper book signed with the letter P, (fn. 3) (£211.16s.9d.)
5. The receipts of admission of freemen as appears by the parchment
book signed with the letter Q, (fn. 4) (£409.13s.1d.)
6. Summa (£1,723.16s.4d. and 12 peppercorns)
7. [f.1v] Rent Farms [Receipts] (fn. 5)
a. The rent farm of Blackwell Hall of the treasurer of St Bartholomew's
Hospital in West Smithfield, (£33.6s.8d.) (fn. 6)
b. The rent farm of measurage of woollen cloths, cotton and friezes of
Thomas Port clothworker, (fn. 7) (£10.0s.0d.)
c. The rent farm of custom of rushes at Broken Wharf gathered by
Anthony Percye for (three quarters and a half [of a quarter of a year]
ended at Michaelmas 1585 after £14 per annum), (£12.5s.0d.) (fn. 8)
d. For the sealing of tanned leather at Leadenhall by the hands of
Thomas Wheeler currier, (fn. 9) (£10.0s.0d.)
e. Of Thomas Wattes carpenter for rent reserved for passing of barges to
and from Gravesend, (£30.0s.0d.) (fn. 10)
f. Of (George Ferrand haberdasher) (fn. 11) for the wharfage of strangers at
Billingsgate and for Romeland (fn. 12) which Elizabeth Haywarde (late held)
by a lease for 21 years or life (and which Ferrand holds for 21 years
beginning immediately after her decease), (£20.0s.0d.)
g. [f.2] Of the treasurer of St Bartholomew's Hospital for the farm of the
great beam, (£50.0s.0d.) (fn. 13)
h. Of Richard Young grocer for the farm of the office of package of
woollen cloths and other merchandise, (£66.13s.4d.) (fn. 14)
i. Of James Harman yeoman of the chamber for sealing of weights and
measures (£3.2s.6d.), (fn. 15) and for wine pots weighing (31½) lb seized and
brought in by the wardens of the Vintners for that they were not sealed at
(4d.) the lb (10s.6d.); summa (£3.13s.0d.)
j. Of George Heton merchant taylor for gauging of wine and oils,
(£40.0s.0d.) (fn. 16)
k. Of Edmund Johnson for gauging of small barrels for oil, honey and
train under the quantity of 38 gallons which he holds by lease for 31 years
from Michaelmas 1572, (6s.8d.) (fn. 17)
l. Of Richard Wystowe for standing of wool and lead at Leadenhall (fn. 18) as by
his account appears, (£21.12s.1d.)
m. [f.2v] Of George Southwyk (fn. 19) garbler for the office of garbling,
n. Of Thomas Eveley haberdasher, measurer of linen cloth, for the farm
of his office, (£50.0s.0d.) (fn. 20)
o. Of John Clarck and William Clarck for gauging of fish, (£4.0s.0d.) (fn. 21)
p. Of John Cockes farmer of the profits of meal and other things put to
sale at Queenhithe, housing of wheat and other grain in the new
storehouse there, and wharfage of oysters at Queenhithe, (£26.13s.4d.) (fn. 22)
q. Summa (£398.10s.1d.)
8. [f.3] Casual Receipts Ordinary
a. The fines of beerbrewers, innholders and tipplers for breaking their
assize in victuals and gathered by the 3 serjeants of the chamber,
b. For the court of pie powder at Bartholomew (Bartilmewe) Fair, (nil)
c. (Of the Merchant Taylors for suffering the botchers strangers,
13s.4d.) (fn. 23)
d. Of the city of Canterbury for one annuity to be paid by composition at
the feast of St Luke the Evangelist [18 Oct.] and first charged in the
account of George Medley late chamberlain ended in 30 Henry VIII
, (4s.0d.) (fn. 24)
e. For standing of butchers at Leadenhall as by the particulars
f. For commissions of (61) apprentices before enrolled and after set
over, viz. for every commission 2s., (£6.2s.0d.)
g. [f.3v] Of oystermen at Billingsgate and Queenhithe by the hands of
Henry Woodwall (fn. 25) for their signs, (8s.0d.)
h. Of Peter Worlich, John Leake, John Nicolles and William Packington,
searchers of woollen cloth, for the profits of the office due to the queen as
by (13 bills) appears (£20.13s.4d.), and for the profits due to the
chamber of London as by the said bills appears (£114.7s.6½d.), and of the
said alnagers for the farm of the office due to the queen (£60); summa
(£195.0s.10½d.) (fn. 26) [cf.113]
i. Of (Thomas Wylbram deputy to) John Fludd (2[nd]) clerk of the lord
mayor's court for enrolments of deeds and testaments, (fn. 27) (£1.3s.4d.)
j. For the pickage in Smithfield at Bartholomew (Bartilmewe) Fair,
k. [f.4] Of Adam Copcote, keeper of the bayhall market for strangers, (fn. 28)
for the city's part at ½d. the bay, being the fourth part of the profits of the
l. Of William Norton stationer and treasurer of Christ's Hospital towards
the repairing of the conduits and conduit pipes by the bequest of Sir
Martin Bowes knight late alderman deceased, (£6.13s.4d.) (fn. 29)
A deleted entry, see 8c, note, follows.
m. Summa (£346.13s.0d.)
9. [f.4v] Fines [Receipts]
Received for the city's part of persons breaking and disobeying customs,
ordinances and laudable acts ordained for the commonwealth of the city,
and for fines taken of persons committing offences within the market of
the city by way of forestalling and regrating, and for wares hawked in the
streets, and for wares and merchandises foreign bought and sold within
the liberties of the city, 'mispitching' of cloths in inns out of the common
markets, breaking of ordinances in fellowships, making of unlawful
wares, breaking of the assize of bread, annoyances done in the river of
Thames with filth and ordure, for burying of jakes (jaques) within the
liberties of the city, and for the admission of persons to occupy the feat of
cobbling and botchers within the city and liberties, as more particularly
appears by the book of fines called the journal, (fn. 30) of all which fines the
presenters have the moiety and the city the other part, whereof the city's
part amounts to (£36.3s.4d.)
10. [f.5] Leases, Incomes, Arrearages of Rents
and Venditions [Receipts]
a. 28 Jan. of William Lucas mercer for a fine for the lease of a garden
without Aldgate late in the tenure of John Christian joiner, deceased,
£5.0s.0d. (fn. 31)
b. 4 March. Of William Offeley merchant taylor, Richard Wyseman
goldsmith, William Quarles mercer, Nicholas Berry and Edward Lawson
fishmongers, and Richard Venables merchant taylor, parishioners of St
Lawrence Pountney, for a fine for a lease of two houses within the same
parish, £13.6s.8d. (fn. 32)
c. 19 March. Of William Hichecock fishmonger in part of £100 for a fine
for a lease of his house wherein he dwells at Billingsgate, £30.0s.0d. (fn. 33)
Margin (Rest £70)
d. 22 March. Of William Tybald dyer for a fine for the lease of a cellar
within Leadenhall now in his tenure, £5.0s.0d. (fn. 34)
e. Summa (£53.6s.8d.)
11. [f.5v] Receipts Extraordinary
a. 3 and 17 Oct. Of Mr Thomas Skynner clothworker for a fine for that he
refused to be sheriff* of London (and Middlesex) being thereunto
lawfully elected,* (fn. 35) £200.0s.0d. [1 Aug. 1584, Jor.21, f.371b]
b. 3 Dec. Of William Rowse of Leicester vintner for a butt of muscadel
(by him forfeited as foreign bought and sold) and coloured by Stephen
Hosyer cooper (and assessed by a jury and to him sold by this
accountant), £13.0s.0d. [cf. 71]
c. 24 Dec. Of Edward Palmer haberdasher for the finding of the orphans
of Henry Austen baker for half a year ended at Christmas 1584 £5; 3 Feb.
Of Stephen Somes girdler for the same £5; 26 June. Of Edward and
Stephen for the half year ended at Michaelmas 1585 £10; summa
d. 28 Jan. Of Thomas Lutwich joiner, keeper of the gaol of Ludgate, in
part of £100 due by Robert Thrower waxchandler, late keeper,
(appointed to be paid by order of court 6 [recte 26] Jan. last [Rep.21,
f.132b] and the rest payable at 2 payments, viz. in 2 years after),
Margin (Rest 100 marks)
e. [f.6] 29 Jan. Of Lawrence Mellowe clothworker for the finding of the
orphans of George Saunders merchant taylor for one year ended at
Christmas 1584, £10.0s.0d.
f. 27 March. Of Alexander Lockwood merchant taylor for the finding of
the orphans of William More merchant taylor for (half a year) ended at
the Annunciation 1585 22s.6d.; 5 Oct. Of him for (half a year) ended at
Michaelmas 1585 22s.6d.; summa £2.5s.0d.
g. 10 April. Of Richard Hilles merchant taylor for the finding of Luce the
daughter and orphan of Lambert Thomas scrivener for 10 months ended
the 7 April 1585, £2.16s.8d.
h. 28 April. Of William Felles, one of the yeomen of the waterside,
towards £6 which the city pays yearly for a warehouse at Smart's Key
called the 'Beres Fote' (occupied by the yeomen of the waterside),
£2.10s.8d. [cf. 16b]
i. [f.6v] 8 May. Of John Gybson barber surgeon for his part towards the
cleansing of a vault belonging to his house and to the house of Henry
Mathewe grocer in the parish of St Michael le Querne, £1.8s.3d. [cf. 46]
j. 11 May. Of George Pullyard, executor of Elizabeth Somer widow,
deceased, towards £20 which the city pays to Nicholas Wyllye gentleman
due for half a year ended at the Annunciation 1585, £5.0s.0d. [cf.81]
k. 27 May. Of the companies of Drapers, Mercers and Grocers collected
on Good Friday towards the redeeming of captives in the dominion of
Turkey £15.0s.11¼d., of the Fishmongers, Goldsmiths and Haberdashers
collected on Monday in Easter week £20.12s.3d., of the [f.7] Skinners,
Salters and Merchant Taylors collected on Tuesday in Easter week
£23.14s.6½d., of the Ironmongers, Vintners and Clothworkers collected
on Wednesday in Easter week £16.14s.5¼d., and of the Mercers,
Fishmongers, Goldsmiths, Skinners and Merchant Taylors collected on
Low Sunday £24.6s.7½d.; summa £100.8s.9½d. (fn. 36)
l. 28 May and 16 August. For collections in the several wards received
and assessed (sessed) upon foreigners and strangers inhabiting the said
wards towards the charge of mustering and training up of 4,000 men with
gun shot and pikes which made show before the queen at Greenwich, viz.
of Aldersgate £9.14s., Aldgate £11.6s.4d., Bassishaw 23s.4d., Billingsgate £23.6s.8d., Bishopsgate [f.7v] £16.3s.6d., Bread Street 34s., Bridge
Within £10.4s., Broad Street £8.19s., Candlewick Street £17.10s., Castle
Baynard £12.0s.2d., Cheap 50s., Coleman Street £12.6s.4d., Cordwainer
Street £3.15s., Cornhill £3.16s.8d., Cripplegate £17.18s.2d., Dowgate
£12.11s.10d., Farringdon Within £10, Farringdon Without £20, Langbourn £40, Lime Street £3.8s., Portsoken £5.0s.2d., Queenhithe
£5.2s.10d., Tower £34.6s.8d., Walbrook £3.13s., and Vintry £3.14s.2d.;
summa £290.3s.10d. (fn. 37)
m. 28 May and 2 July. Of Richard Cotton leatherseller for a collection of
foreigners and strangers by him made in certain parishes in the ward of
Cripplegate Within towards the training up of 2,000 men in gun shot in
1578, (fn. 38) £4.2s.0d.
n. 16 Aug. Of Mr John Hyllard, deputy of the precinct [f.8] without
Cripplegate in the ward of Cripplegate, towards the charge of training up
the said 2,000 men in 1578 being collected of foreigners and strangers
inhabiting the same ward, £4.6s.6d.
o. 7 Oct. . Of Thomas Pullison knight, lord mayor, being collected
of foreigners and strangers inhabiting the wards hereafter mentioned
towards the charges of training up 2,000 men in gun shot in 1578, viz. of
Aldgate £4.2s.2d., Bridge Within £3.9s.2d., Candlewick Street £3.10s.,
Coleman Street 56s.6d., Cordwainer Street 44s., Farringdon Without
£3.2s.6d., Lime Street 16s.2d., and Walbrook £4.2s.6d.; summa
p. 22 July. Of the rulers of waterbearers for the city's moiety of £5.17s.5d.
for the admission of freemen to be of their fraternity and for fines by them
levied upon offenders in their fraternity for one year ended 22 July 1585,
q. [f.8v] 14 Aug. Of Richard Huddulstone, treasurer of the queen's wars
in the Low Countries of Flanders, towards the furnishing of 500 coats for
soldiers sent into the Low Countries for her majesty's service at 4s. the
coat £100, and of several companies of this city towards the same at 5s.
the coat £125; summa £225.0s.0d. (fn. 39)
r. 27 Aug. Of Mr Richard Hale grocer for a fine for that he refused to be
sheriff, £200.0s.0d. [23 June 1585, Rep.21, f.183] (fn. 40)
s. 3 Sept. Of Mr Richard Gurney haberdasher in part of £200 for a fine for
that he refused to be sheriff, £100.0s.0d. [19 June 1585, Rep.21, ff.181,
t. 23 Sept. Of Mr Thomas Bracye haberdasher in part of £200 for a fine
for that he refused to be sheriff, £100.0s.0d. [17 June 1585, Rep.21,
u. [f.9] (fn. 41) [Of Richard Morrys ironmonger in part of £200 for a fine for that
he refused to be sheriff, £66.13s.4d.] [22 June 1585, Rep.21, ff.181b, 206]
v. [Of Robert Withens vintner in part of £200 for a fine for that he refused
to be sheriff, £100.0s.0d.] [21 June 1585, Rep.21, ff.181, 206]
w. [Of Giles Garton] (fn. 42) ironmonger for a fine for that he refused to be
sheriff, £200.0s.0d. [24 June 1585, ff.183b–184]
x. 5 Oct. Of Sir Edward Osborne knight in consideration of £400 to
him delivered out of the chamber due for one year ended at Michaelmas
y. Summa (£1,728.3s.5d.)
12. [f.9v] (fn. 43) [Debts mentioned in the last account and other
accounts and since received now being charged]
a. [Items missing from the beginning of this section total £18.13s.4d., a
sum which should include £6.13s.4d. paid by Thomas Wrighte, see 136e
b. 6 Feb. Of Sir Edward Osborne knight and alderman for a fine for a
lease of his garden without Aldgate late in the tenure of Richard
Markam, £10.0s.0d. (fn. 44)
c. 8 Feb. Of Thomas Westmerlond cordwainer in part of a fine for a lease
of his house in the Old Bailey, £4.0s.0d. (fn. 45)
d. 2 April. Of Elizabeth Can widow in part of £57 due to this city as by
one obligation appears, £6.13s.4d.
Margin ([Rest] £43.13s.4d.) (fn. 46)
e. [f.10] 30 April. Of Francis Brampton and John Warter merchant
taylors for one obligation due to be paid on 30 April 1585, being the 9th
payment of £1,000 to be paid by £100 yearly, £100.0s.0d. (fn. 47)
Margin ([Rest] £100)
f. 30 July. Of Mr Thomas Skynner clothworker in part of £160 being the
rest of £200 due for that he refused to be sheriff, £20.0s.0d. (fn. 48)
g. 25 Sept. Of Mr Thomas Bayard clothworker in part of (£80 parcel of
£100) due for a fine for that he refused to be sheriff, £20.0s.0d. (fn. 49)
Margin (Rest £60)
h. (Of Katherine Crowther widow of William Crowther clothworker in
part of £40 being the rest of £50 lent to William and due at Michaelmas
last as appears as well by act of court as by one obligation wherein
William with his two sureties stands bound, £35.0s.0d.)
Margin ([Res]t £5)
i. Summa (£214.6s.8d.)
13. [f.10v] Orphanage [Receipts]
Money received from Michaelmas 1584 unto Michaelmas 1585 to the use
of divers orphans, as particularly appears by an account thereof kept by
(John Benson) (fn. 50) in two books called the journal and the ledger, (fn. 51)
14. Summa totalis declaro is (£6,244.14s.6d. and 12 peppercorns)
[f.11] The Discharge [Payments]
15. Margin. Salary of Priests [Payments]
a. To John Peereson clerk, late one of the chantry priests in the parish
church of Edmonton (Edelmeton), Middlesex, for one yearly pension
granted for life by act of court, £6.0s.0d. (fn. 52)
b. To Roger Greene, parson of the parish church of St Michael
Bassishaw, appointed by order of court [28 Aug. 1576, Rep.19, f.110] to
say service in the Guildhall chapel on the [ferial days and to attend upon
the lord mayor and aldermen at other solemn feasts], (fn. 53) £5.0s.0d.
c. [Summa £11.0s.0d.]
16. [f.11v] Rents and Quitrents [Payments] (fn. 54)
a. 26 Oct. To Mr John Harte alderman for quitrent out of tenements in
the parish of St Swithin sometime paid to the Earl of Oxford (fn. 55) and due for
2 years ended at Michaelmas 1585, £4.0s.0d.
b. To Richard Thomkyns cordwainer for rent of a warehouse at Smart's
Key called the 'Beares Fote' occupied by the yeomen of the waterside for
the bestowing [of salt fish by them put there to sale], (fn. 56) £6.0s.0d.
c. [To William Garforth, collector of the dean and chapter of St Paul's,
for quitrent out of two tenements in St Lawrence Pountney, 3s. 0d.] (fn. 57)
d. [f.12] To William Ashebold parson of St Peter's in Cornhill for
offering money due out of Leadenhall, £4.0s.0d. (fn. 58)
e. To Master Henry Mackwilliams bailie of St James, due to the queen
for the Conduit Meads which the city holds by a lease made to Sir John
Browne knight and other aldermen and commoners for 180 years
beginning at Michaelmas 1491, £4.0s.0d. (fn. 59)
f. To this accountant by the bequest of the Lady Wiche, (fn. 60) 10s.0d.
g. To the parson and churchwardens of St Dunstan in the East for a quit
rent for a parcel of ground late called Horse Alley and now part of
Leadenhall as by four acquittances made by Thomas Gyles the rent
gatherer appears, £4.0s.0d. (fn. 61)
h. [f.12v] 8 Oct. To William Norton stationer, receiver of the church of
Canterbury, for a quitrent out of tenements in the parish of St Leonard
Eastcheap, 10s.0d. (fn. 62)
i. To Stephen Vawghan gentleman for one year and a half ended at
Michaelmas last for the house and ground adjoining in St Mary Spital and
used chiefly for the ease and sitting of the lord mayor, aldermen and
others repairing thither in Easter week to hear the sermons and by him
demised to the city for  (fn. 63) years beginning at [Michaelmas 1568], (fn. 63)
j. [f.13] To Walter Agard haberdasher, for the use of the queen, for a
rent charge out of tenements in Cornhill, now parcel of the soil of the
Royal Exchange, £2.6s.8d.
k. To Bartholomew (Barthilmewe) Smithe gentleman, the queen's
receiver, for a quitrent out of tenements in Cornhill sometime Mr
Pawn's, now parcel of the soil of the Royal Exchange [13s.4d.], and more
to him for his acquittance 4d., 13s.8d. (fn. 64)
l. To the dean and chapter of Canterbury for one annuity to continue
until they be paid of £600 as appears by a pair of indentures made
between the mayor, commonalty and citizens of London and the dean
and chapter in consideration of lands, tenements and rents now parcel of
the soil of the Royal Exchange, (fn. 65) as appears by 2 acquittances made by
William Norton their receiver, £30.0s.0d.
m. [f.13v] To Helen Romforde wife of Stephen Romforde goldsmith,
and late the wife of Ralph (Raffe) Burton deceased, by order of court [28
Jan. 1580, Rep.20, f.34] in recompense of her title and dower to and in
messuages and tenements late situated where the Royal Exchange is now
built which sometime were Burton's, £3.6s.8d.
n. To John Powell of the borough of Southwark brewer, to the use of
Thomas Denbighe and Katherine his wife, executrix of Elizabeth Hilles
widow deceased, in full payment of one annuity granted in respect of her
interest of years in a tenement taken into the Royal Exchange [26 July
1566, Rep.16, f.89b] and is due for one year ended at the Annunciation
1585 (at which time her interest was determined and so the further
payment ceases), £1.11s.0d.
o. [f.14] To Francis Cromewell esquire for the third part of tenements in
Aldermanbury late in the tenure of Henry Wrest carpenter and now of
Robert Maskall carpenter, £3.6s.[8d.] (fn. 66)
p. To Margaret Stockemead widow, the city's tenant at Somer's Key, (fn. 67)
according to an act of court 8 June 23 Elizabeth  [Rep.20, f.204b] in
discharge of the yeomen of the waterside which they heretofore paid her
for a room (rome) that they occupy for the bestowing of fish, (fn. 68) £1.0s.0d.
q. To the master and governors of St Bartholomew's Hospital for a
benevolence given to the use of the poor there by order of court 7 Oct.
4 Edward VI  [Rep.12(2), f.270b], as by the acquittance of John
Hyll (fn. 69) skinner one of the governors appears, £5.0s.0d. (fn. 70)
r. [f.14v] To the bridgemasters for quitrent out of tenements sometime
the 'Horsehead' in the parish of St Dunstan in the East 4s.8d., and out of
tenements in Short Lane by St Lawrence Pountney in the parish of All
Hallows the Less 10s., and out of a tenement in the same parish sometime
of Roger Depeham 19s.8d., as by the acquittance of William Dalbye the
rent gatherer appears, £1.14s.4d. (fn. 71)
s. To Thomas Pursell of Clements Inn gentleman to the use of Richard
Browne gentleman for a quitrent of the ground where the conduit heads
at Paddington stand in the name of 2 pounds of pepper at 3s.4d. the year (fn. 72)
and due for 7 years ended at Michaelmas 1585, £1.3s.4d.
t. Summa (£77.0s.4d.)
[f.15] Inward Fees from Michaelmas 1584 unto
Michaelmas 1585 [Payments] (fn. 73)
17.a. To Mr William Fletewood esquire serjeant at law and recorder of
London for his year's fee, £80.0s.0d.
b. To this accountant for his year's fee, £23.6s.8d.
c. To Mr Thomas Kyrton common serjeant for his year's fee, £20.0s.0d.
d. To Mr William Sebright common clerk for his year's fee, £20.0s.0d.
e. To Mr William Dummer comptroller of the chamber for his year's fee,
£30.0s.0d. (fn. 74)
f. To Mr William Danyell by order of court 2 July 1584 [Rep.21, f.66b]
for giving his attendance and supplying the room of Mr Recorder and Mr
Town Clerk in the inner chamber, the husting and the lord mayor's court
as judge there for his year's fee, £40.0s.0d. (fn. 75)
g. To James Smithe now the third clerk of the lord mayor's court for his
year's fee, £1.0s.0d.
h. To him for keeping the journal in parchment (fn. 76) and to engross therein as
well all acts of common council as also recognizances for orphanage and
other orders and decrees mentioned in the repertory concerning the
causes and matters of the city, due for one year, £10.0s.0d.
18.a. [f.15v] To Mathew Sturdevant swordbearer for his year's fee £20,
and for like time for the tenement over Aldersgate now in the tenure of
the late wife of John Daye £3, (fn. 77) and for his reward at the audit £3.6s.8d.;
b. To John Deywell common hunt for his fee £10, for hounds' meat
53s.4d. [4 Oct. 1552, Rep.12(2); f.531] and for fuel for the hounds' meat
26s.8d. [30 May 1500, Rep.1, f.70], and in consideration for his house for
his better relief £5 (fn. 78) and for the keeping of a long winged hawk or a
goshawk or a tercel (tassell) of a goshawk and a kennel of good spaniels
£3.6s.8d. [30 April 1584, Rep.21, f.49], and for his reward at the audit
£3.6s.8d.; summa £25.13s.4d.
c. To John Northage common cryer for his year's fee £3, and for his
reward at the audit £3.6s.8d.; summa £6.6s.8d.
d. To Robert Skarborrowghe waterbailie for his year's fee £10, and for
his reward at the audit £3.6s.8d.; summa £13.6s.8d.
e. [f.16] To Edward Ap John, Robert Hyde and John Vyncent serjeant
carvers, to every of them £5 for his year's fee £15, and 33s.4d. in
augmentation of their living £5 by order of court tempore Richard
Champion knight mayor [15 Nov. 1565, Rep.15, f.495], and 40s. for their
reward at the audit £6 [31 May 1580, Rep.20, f.76b], and to Edward Ap
John for weighing bread for one year 26s.8d.; summa £27.6s.8d.
f. To Richard Foster, Edward Lyle and James Lorde serjeants of the
chamber, to every of them £3 for his year's fee £9, and 33s.4d. in
augmentation of his living £5 [15 Nov.1565, Rep.15, f.495], and 13s.4d.
for gathering the ale silver 40s., and 6s.8d. for his reward at the audit 20s.;
19.a [f.16v] To the renter general for his year's fee £10, and for potation
money 53s.4d., and for the receipts of Blanchappleton lands 30s.; summa
b. To Humfrey Wynnyngton (late) clerk of the chamber for his year's
fee £10.6s.8d., and (to John Shaw now clerk of the chamber) (fn. 79) for his
reward at the audit 40s.; summa £12.6s.8d. (fn. 80)
20.a. To James Harma[n yeoma]n of the chamber (fn. 81) for his year's fee
26s.8d., and for attending upon the lord mayor and aldermen at St Paul's
and the Spital and keeping clean the place and setting up and laying down
of cushions there 10s., and for keeping the clock in the Guildhall 26s.8d.,
and for trying of weights and measures 20s., and for keeping the
Guildhall clean 13s.4d., and for his reward at the audit 6s.8d.; summa
b. [f.17] To Henry Woodwall yeoman of the chamber for his year's fee
26s.8d., and for his reward at the audit 20s., summa £2.6s.8d.
c. To Leonard Lorgyn serjeant of the channel for his year's fee 40s., and
by act of court 14 June 1565 [recte 17 July 1565, Rep.15, f.454] over and
besides his charges weekly sustained in carrying certificates (fn. 82) to the court
33s.4d., and by order of court 25 Oct. 1580 [Rep.20, f.130b] in
augmentation of his living 20s.; summa £4.13s.4d.
d. To William Lathes (under waterbailie) for his year's fee, £2.13s.4d.
e. To Henry Byrun yeoman of the channel for his fee (33s.4d.), and for
service done at the wrestling and shooting at Bartholomew (Bartilmewe)
Fair and towards his apparel, horse, minstrel and other charges by order
of court 22 March 1577 [recte 1569, Rep.16, f.457b] 50s., and more by act
of court 14 June 1580 [recte 25 Oct. 1580, Rep.20, f.130b] 20s. during the
pleasure of the court; summa £5.3s.4d.
f. [17v] To William Felles, John Smythe, Henry Ravenscroft and Ralph
(Raphe) Shepparde yeomen of the waterside, to every of them 26s.8d.
for his year's fee £5.6s.8d., and 26s.8d. for a yearly augmentation by act
of court [4 June 1557, Rep. 15, f.79b] £5.6s.8d., and 26s.8d. by act of court
of Michaelmas 1571 [Rep. 17, f.205b] £5.6s.8d. (to have continuance
while the intercourse was stayed) and by order of court of 21 June in the
mayoralty of Sir Nicholas Woodrouf knight [1580, Rep.20, f.86] to
continue during pleasure of the court, (fn. 83) and to William Felles and Henry
Ravenscroft to either of them 53s.4d. for considerations moving the court
£5.6s.8d.; summa £21.6s.8d.
g. To John Savage the swordbearer's man for his year's fee 40s., and to
Thomas Sympson the common cryer's man for his year's fee 40s.; summa
h. [f.18] To William Ravenscrofte the common hunt's man for his year's
fee 40s., and to Richard Grewe the common hunt's second man for his
year's fee 40s.; summa £4.0s.0d.
i. To Robert Lyddys and Richard Dod, to either of them being the
waterbailiff's men for his year's fee 40s.; summa £4.0s.0d.
j. To Philip Treherne the carver's man for his year's fee 40s., £2.0s.0d.
21. To John Smithe the elder, appointed to call upon such as ought to
cleanse the lanes and streets in the city to do their duties and to kill dogs
going at large unled, to him given by act of court 1 Aug. 1563 [Rep.15,
f.279] for his year's fee £6, and in reward for carrying away the dead dogs
and cats and other carrion laid in the streets and burying the same 20s.,
and by order of court 24 March 22 Elizabeth [1580, Rep.20, f.57b] for a
further augmentation of 5d. [f.18v] the week and due for 52 weeks
21s.8d.; summa £8.1s.8d. (fn. 84)
22. Summa (£430.5s.0d.)
Outward Fees [Payments]
23.a. (fn. 85) To Henry Beauemont, (fn. 86) late deceased, for his year's fee due at
Michaelmas 1584 40s., to Mr Thomas Owen, Mr William Danyell, Mr
Thomas Bowyer and Mr Matthew Dale to every of them 40s. for his
year's fee due at Michaelmas 1585 £8, to Mr Richard Shuttleworthe
serjeant at law, Mr Robert Clark, Mr James Morrys, Mr Edward Cooke
and Mr John Cowper to every of them £4 for his 2 years' fee due at
Michaelmas 1585 £20, being all of the learned counsel of the city, (fn. 87) and to
Mr John Kytchin ancient pleader (fn. 88) for his year's fee due at Michaelmas
1585 20s.; summa (£31.0s.0d.)
b. To Mr William Butler attorney in the exchequer and to Mr George
Kempe attorney in the king's bench, to either of them 20s. for his year's
fee 40s., and to Anthony Clypsham under exchequer (fn. 89) for his year's fee
40s., and to the keeper of the star chamber for his year's fee 6s.8d.;
c. [f.19] To Mr William Sebrighte common clerk and clerk of the peace of
this city and to Henry Clarke clerk of the peace of the county of
Middlesex and to William Dyoys keeper of the gaol of Newgate, to every
of them £3.6s.8d. for a yearly reward granted by act of court [27 June
1581, Rep.20, f.214 confirming 16 March 1557, Rep.13, f.487b] (fn. 90) in
recompense of such fees as to them belong by reason of their offices by
the poor prisoners of Newgate at the time of their deliveries for that such
as are not able to pay their fees shall not remain prisoners for the same;
d. To the 6 waits, to every of them £11.13s.4d. for his year's fee £70, and
to Anthony Tyndall one of the waits by order of court 29 Aug.1583
[Rep.20, f.453] to be paid during the apprenticehood of Robert Baker his
apprentice £5 (fn. 91) and due for one year; summa £75.0s.0d.
e. To John Benson this accountant's clerk for his year's fee, £3.6s.8d.
f. [f.19v] To William Kerwyn master mason for his year's fee, £1.0s.0d.
g. To Robert Mascall master carpenter for his year's fee, £1.6s.8d.
h. To John Martyn master plumber for his year's fee, £2.0s.0d.
i. To Richard Wistowe keeper of Leadenhall for his year's fee, £5.0s.0d.
24.a. Margin (Follow the journal)
To the raker of Coleman Street ward for his year's fee 6s.8d., to the
keeper of the grate at Lothbury 6s.8d., to the raker of Broad Street ward
6s.8d., to the keeper of the sluice at Moor Lane and the postern called
Moorgate 13s.4d., to John Kinge for keeping clean the ditches there
13s.4d., to the keeper of the grate at Aldgate and the late Crossed Friars
6s.8d., to the keeper of the new grate at Bishopsgate 5s., to the keeper of
the sluice at Holborn Bridge 6s.8d., to (Dobson) for keeping clean the
channel between Bishopsgate and St Mary Axe 13s.4d., to the scavenger
of Tower ward (for keeping clean the grate at Petty Wales) 20s., to the
keeper of the grate at Fleet Lane 10s., (fn. 92) to the raker at Dowgate for
carrying the soil away gathered at the new grate in Walbrook 20s., to
William [f.20] Johnson for keeping clean the same grate for 3 quarters [of
a year] 15s. and to Daniel Wauden for one quarter 5s., to Elizabeth Ball
widow for keeping clean the grate near St Bartholomew's 3s.4d., to the
keeper of the grate at Queenhithe 26s.8d., to John Chamber for keeping
clean the doors and stairs at the new brick wall against Bridewell 6s.8d.,
to Francis Bates for keeping clean the kennel within and without Aldgate
6s.8d., to Martin Howe girdler for keeping clean the grate near St Mary
Spital 6s.8d., to the keeper for keeping clean the grate into Water Lane in
Thames Street and over against St Dunstan's Church in the East 6s.8d.,
to William Johnson for keeping clean the watergate at Dowgate and for
carrying away the soil gathered there for 3 quarters £3 and to Daniel
Wauden for one quarter 10s., (fn. 93) to Lawrence Ponder for keeping clean the
ditch between Aldgate and [f.20v] the postern 20s., to keeping clean the
house of the common privies within Leadenhall 10s., to keeping clean the
grate (near) (fn. 94) Broken Wharf 13s.4d., to the scavenger of Lime Street
ward and Leadenhall (for carrying away the soil there made) 20s., to the
ringer of the market bell at the standard in Cheap 6s.8d.; summa
b. To the keepers of the conduit of Gracechurch, the conduit at Cornhill,
the great conduit at Cheap, the standard in Cheap, the little conduit in
Cheap, the conduit in Aldermanbury, the conduit in Holborn, the
conduit in Lothbury, the conduit at Bishopsgate, the conduit without
Cripplegate, the conduit in Fleet Street and the conduit at Aldgate, to
every of them 6s.8d. for one year £4, and to William Palmer founder for
overseeing the said conduits for one year 26s.8d.; summa £5.6s.8d.
25.a. To William Browne foreign taker for his year's fee, £2.0s.0d.
b. [f.21] To John Evans and Stephen Cowlye mealweighers for the
markets at Leadenhall and within Newgate, to either of them £5.4s. for
his year's fee, summa £10.8s.0d.
c. To the widow Farrer for her yearly annuity, 13s.4d. (fn. 95)
d. To Lawrence Nashe farmer of Finsbury (fn. 96) for his pains to see that the
fields be not annoyed by the rakers and others resorting thither, 13s.4d.
e. To James Mase beadle of the beggars in full recompense of all such
charges as he shall sustain about the punishment of vagabonds and idle
f. To David Manninge and Thomas Redknighte, searchers at the
waterside of the ordering of billets, faggots and tall wood and other fuel
brought by water to the city, to either of them £4 for his year's fee, summa
g. To Peter Meadcalf clocksmith for tending the clocks in the Guildhall
and orphans' court, 6s.8d.
h. [f.21v] To Anne Colsylle widow for a yearly relief, £1.0s.0d.
i. To Anthony Castell drum player and Richard Oker fife player, to
either of them 20s. for his year's fee, £2.0s.0d.
j. To Clement Forman and Michael Wrighte bellmen of the city, to either
of them for his year's fee £4 for watching and sounding of a bell and for
uttering certain speeches nightly, (fn. 97) summa £8.0s.0d.
26.a. To Phyllis Hawes widow (fn. 98) for her year's pension by order of court
15 March 1569 [Rep.16, f.455b], £1.0s.0d.
b. To Richard Darrell in respect of his poverty for one year's pension by
order of court 28 Oct. 1573 [Rep.18, f.96b], £2.13s.4d.
c. To David Hewes woolman for his year's pension by order of court
8 June 1574 [Rep.18, f.219], to continue until a carroom to him granted
falls void, £1.6s.8d.
d. To Elizabeth Hillary widow (fn. 99) for a weekly pension of 20d. granted
10 Feb. 18 [recte 17] Elizabeth  [Rep.18, f.345] towards the relief of
her and her poor children and due for 52 weeks, £4.6s.8d.
e. [f.22] To Alice Straunge widow of Doctor Straunge in consideration of
her poverty and great charge of children by order of court 16 Aug. 1577
[Rep.19, f.231b] for one year's pension, £4.0s.0d.
f. To John Marten late a yeoman of the waterside for one daily pension of
4d. granted by order of court 7 March 1577 [Rep.19, f.179b] and due for
52 weeks, £6.1s.8d.
g. To John Luck (fn. 100) by order of court 7 March 1577 [Rep.19, f.179] and is
due for one year, £2.0s.0d.
h. To William Edwyn barge master for a yearly pension granted by
decree of court [28 June 1582, Rep.20, f.338], £1.6s.8d.
i. To Annes Cottrell widow of Thomas Cotterell late one of the bailiffs of
Southwark for a weekly pension of 8d. granted by order of court 21 July
1579 [recte 1580] tempore Nicholas Woodrooff knight mayor [Rep.20,
f.95b] and due for 52 weeks, £1.14s.8d.
j. [f.22v] To the late wife of John Asplyn, late a yeoman of the waterside
deceased, for one annuity to her granted by order of court the day of
Simon and Jude [28 Oct.] 1577 [Rep.19, f.254b], £4.0s.0d.
k. To Simon Cordell late one of the yeomen of Mr Sheriff by order of
court 13 July 1581 [Rep.20, f.219] in respect of his poverty and for one
annuity to him granted quarterly, £2.0s.0d.
l. To the late wife of Peter Browne deceased for one annuity of 20s.
granted by act of court 1581 [19 Oct., Rep.20, f.242b] for keeping the
Sessions house and charge of fires, candles and drink at the time of the
sessions there, £1.0s.0d. (fn. 101)
m. To William Crowther clothworker, late keeper of the gaol of Newgate,
for one annuity of £40 granted by order of court 26 April 1582 [Rep.20,
f.317] for his life, £40.0s.0d. (fn. 102)
27.a. [f.23] To Robert Smithe, late one of the under clerks of the outer
court of the lord mayor and aldermen, for one annuity of 20 marks
granted by act of court 28 Oct. 1581 [Rep.20, f.245b] in consideration that
he shall solicit and follow the city's causes in law at Westminster and
elsewhere and shall be attendant upon the learned counsel of the city at
such times as any controversy shall arise about the liberties of the city,
and shall engross all such collections as shall be made for and about the
same, £13.6s.8d. (fn. 103)
b. To Mr Julius Cesar doctor of the civil law for one annuity of 40 marks
granted by order of court 11 June 1583 [Rep.20, f.436b] in gratification of
the queen's letters and others written in commendation to the lord mayor
and alderman for his apt and worthy service for the city, (fn. 104) £26.13s.4d.
c. [f.23v] To Christopher Fowlkes late common cryer in consideration of
one yearly pension of £8 granted by order of court 23 July 1583 [Rep.20,
f.446b], and by order of court 20 Oct.1584 [Rep.21, f.98] £6, and by order
of court 29 Sept.1585 [Rep.21, f.211b] £6 and due for one quarter ended
at Michaelmas 1585 30s.; summa (£15.10s.0d.)
d. To James Peele now clerk of Christ's hospital for one annuity of 20s.
granted for that he shall perfect and make up the books of accounts of
orphans' portions wherewith the chamberlain is charged, £1.0s.0d.
e. To Matthew Sturdyvante swordbearer for one daily pension of 4d.
granted by order of court 10 Sept. 1583 [Rep.20, f.455b] for divers
considerations in the same expressed, and partly that he shall not
henceforth make any further suit to the court for himself, and due for one
f. [f.24] To Joan Lune, widow of John Lune late common hunt, for one
yearly pension of 40s. granted by act of court 24 Sept. 1584 [Rep.21,
g. To William Seger horner for one annuity of £4 granted by order of
court 28 Oct. 1584 [Rep.21, f.105] to continue until he shall be otherwise
advanced by this city or Christ's Hospital, provided that he be always
attendant upon the court days and to engross all letters which shall be sent
from this court or lord mayor, (due for 3 quarters at Midsummer last),
h. To Andrew Sare salter (fn. 105) for one annuity granted by order of court
19 Nov. 1584 [Rep.21, f.112b] for his life, £20.0s.0d.
i. [f.24v] To Vincent (Vycent) Hill late one of the officers of the sheriffs,
who is very aged, blind and impotent, for one annuity of 4 marks granted
by order of court 2 Sept. 1585 [Rep.21, f.204b] for his life, and due for one
quarter ended at Michaelmas 1585, 13s.4d.
j. 10 March. To George Nicholles tailor in right of Alice his wife,
daughter of Robert Fisher haberdasher deceased, by order of court [9
March 1585, Rep.21, f.148b], to them due by the bequest of Alice Smarte
widow deceased for her interest in tenements and gardens in Chancery
Lane which she held of the city by lease to her and to Robert Smarte her
husband and since by them surrendered, which lands were or are
exchanged with Sir Nicholas Bacon knight lord keeper of the great seal of
England, and to them payable during the lease to Robert Smarte and his
wife which ended at Michaelmas 1579 (£11.19s.2d. whereof £5.19s.7d.
borne by this account and the rest in the account of Mr Carpenter),
£5.19s.7d. (fn. 106)
28. Summa (£355.7s.3d.)
29. [f.25] (fn. 107) Paid weekly for the wages of masons, carpenters, sawyers,
bricklayers (bricklers), plumbers and labourers working on the new
gate, (fn. 108) at Bishopsgate, making ladders, mending the gin, repairing the
Guildhall, mending of decayed places and conduit pipes, masons working
at the Guildhall, for drawing of water at Dowgate, at the tenement near
Leadenhall making penthouses there and at Mr Haughton's, (fn. 109) mending of
necessaries at Newgate, setting up of three posts at Ludgate, Aldersgate
and Cripplegate, at the pond in Smithfield, mending the tenement at
Finsbury and the docket for prisoners, at the house at Billingsgate, at the
cage at Cripplegate, St Lawrence Pountney, at Fleet Bridge and at other
sundry places belonging to the city as by the week[ly] bills hereafter
a. 3 Oct. £4.18s.2½d., 10 Oct. £5.0s.8d., 17 Oct. £4.6s.4d., 24 Oct.
£4.6s.4d., 31 Oct. £4.2s.7½d. Summa £22.14s.2d.
b. 7 Nov. £5.2s.0d., 14 Nov. £5.13s.6d., 21 Nov. £6.4s.8d., 28 Nov.
£5.15s.3d. Summa £22.15s.5d.
c. 5 Dec. £4.1s.1d., 12 Dec. £8.4s.11d., 19 Dec. £6.14s.6d., 24 Dec.
58s.2d. Summa £21.18s.8d.
d. [f.25v] 2 Jan. 56s.5d., 9 Jan. £4.9s.3d., 16 Jan. £4.13s.6d., 23 Jan.
£5.19s.1d., 30 Jan. £5.5s.1d. Summa £23.3s.3d.
e. 6 Feb. £4.1s.4d., 13 Feb. £6.18s.11d., 20 Feb. £6.18s.11d., 27 Feb.
£7.8s.4d. Summa £25.7s.6d.
f. 6 March £13.3s.8d., 13 March £14.15s.2½d., 20 March £8.16s.1d., 27
March £9.10s.1d. Summa £46.5s.0½d.
g. 3 April £9.14s.8d., 10 April £7.5s.1d., 17 April £5.8s.2d., 24 April
£7.3s.6d., 30 April £5.14s.7d. Summa £35.6s.0d.
h. 8 May £5.5s.9d., 15 May £7.11s.11½d., 22 May £7.0s.5d., 29 May
£8.2s.10d. Summa £28.0s.11½d.
i. [f.26] 5 June £4.3s.9d., 12 June £6.2s.1d., 19 June £6.0s.0d., 26 June
£4.6s.10d. Summa £20.12s.8d.
j. 3 July £3.8s.4d., 10 July £4.9s.7d., 17 July £4.17s.10½d., 24 July
£4.9s.5½d., 31 July £4.13s.10d. Summa £21.19s.1d.
k. 7 Aug. £5.1s.7d., 14 Aug. £6.2s.9d., 21 Aug. £4.8s.11½d., 28 Aug.
£5.18s.11d. Summa £21.12s.2½d.
l. 4 Sept. £4.8s.8½d., 11 Sept. £4.12s.8d., 18 Sept. £3.13s.2d., 25 Sept.
£3.17s.0d. Summa £16.11s.6½d.
m. Summa totalis £306.6s.7d.
(whereof to Mr Carpenter £5.17s.11d. and for Finsbury £3.15s.6d.,
(Summa [. . .] (fn. 110) declaro £296.13s.2d.) [f.26v blank]
[f.27] Emptions of reparations stuff and other necessary things
bought and provided this year for the service of
the city whereof part is spent about the building
and necessary reparations before mentioned in the
weeks' bills and the rest remaining in store. (fn. 111)
30. 15 Oct. to Stephen Cowley one of the meal weighers for 6 half C
weight of iron to weigh meal within Newgate market at 6s.4d. the C
31. 11 Nov. to Richard Isackson painter stainer for stuff and workmanship bestowed in painting and beautifying the conduit near Dowgate by
order of court [8 Oct. 1584, Rep.21, f.92] (fn. 112) £3.6s.8d.; (to the same for
painting the pump at Milk Street 20s., and to Robert Maskall carpenter
for mending the pumps at Dowgate, Leadenhall and Newgate market,
the pump in Fleet Street and pumps at St Antholin and at Dowgate
20s.); (fn. 113) summa (£5.6s.8d.)
32. 21 Nov. to my lord mayor in consideration of one dozen buckets to
him due and being thereof provided beforehand 26s.8d.; 23 Aug. to
Robert Aplebye saddler for four dozen leather buckets at 26s.8d. the
dozen £5.6s.8d.; summa £6.13s.4d.
33. [f.27v] 28 Nov. to Michael Mellyn stranger for one new lock and three
keys for the bookhouse door near the treasury, 7s.0d.
34. The same day to Randolph Bull goldsmith for stuff and workmanship
bestowed upon the clock in the council chamber 6s.; 14 Dec. to Peter
Medcalff clocksmith for stuff and workmanship bestowed on the clocks in
the Guildhall 4s.6d.; (fn. 114) 5 June to Randolph Bull for stuff and workmanship
in mending the clock in the council chamber 7s.4d.; summa 17s.10d.
35. 11 Dec. to Edward Nashe paviour for work at the suspiral (sesperall)
at St Martin in the Field, at the suspiral at St Dunstan in the West, at the
suspiral in the Old Bailey, at the common stairs in Trigg Lane, at, on and
about Broken Wharf the dock and rush rooms (romes) there, at Mr.
Edmoundes' in Thames Street, (fn. 115) the waterhouse at Dowgate, the suspiral
in Walbrook, the cage at Blanchappleton and the [f.28] pump at Aldgate,
containing in all 143½ 'tesse' at 8d. the 'tesse' £4.15s.8d., and for a
labourer's wages for 36 days at 9d. the day accounting four 'tesse' for
every day 27s., and for gravel and sand and carriage of rubbish and stones
to and from the said works 50s.4d., summa £8.13s.0d.; 10 April to John
Ramsbury for paving work at the conduit in Fleet Street, Ivy Bridge and
the Old Bailey containing 134 yards at 1½d. the yard 16s.9d., and for gravel
and sand 17s., summa 33s.9d.; [f.28v] 22 July to Nashe for paving work at
Dunghill Lane near Broken Wharf, at Billingsgate, the 'Green Dragon'
on Fish Street Hill, (fn. 116) Ivy Bridge, (fn. 117) over against the lord treasurer's, (fn. 118) the
suspiral at St Dunstan's, the Old Bailey, Newgate without, the meal
market within Newgate, the little conduit in Cheap, the cross there, the
standard there, the great conduit there, the pissing conduit near the
Stocks, the conduit in Cornhill, the conduit at Gracechurch, Queenhithe,
Smithfield pens, Ludgate, Aldgate and Bishopsgate, containing in all 87½
[sic] (fn. 119) 'tesse' at 8d. the 'tesse' £3.5s., and for a labourer's wages after the
rate of 9d. for every 4 'tesse' 18s., and for 25 loads of gravel and sand 25s.,
and for carriage of 28 loads of stones to the same works 10s., and for the
carriage of 38 loads of rubbish to and from the works 12s.8d., and for
carriage of 10 loads of stones to Fleet Bridge where the new pipes were
laid 3s.4d., summa £6.14s.0d.; [f.29] 16 Oct.  to Edward Nashe for
paving 140 yards against Mr Isam's (fn. 120) house near St Mary Spital at Easter
1584 at 2½d. the yard 29s.2d., and for 33 loads of gravel to the same work
33s., summa (£3.2s.2d.) over and above 45s. for 18 loads of stones
occupied at the work. Summa totalis £20.2s.11d. (whereof owing [by]
Mr. Isham (fn. 120) £5.7s.2d. for the which remains a tablet of gold with Mr
Chamberlain in store). (fn. 121)
36. 12 Dec. to William Edwyn bargeman for 6 new bails for the great
barge at 2s.6d. the piece and for 6 new bails for the little barge at 2s. the
piece, for 4 oars for the great barge at 3s.4d. the piece and for 2 oars for
the little barge at like price, summa £2.7s.0d.
37. 19 Dec. to Davy Parr joiner for a table with a crest for orders for
fishwives 2s.6d.; 23 Jan. for a mould for the casting of signs appointed to
be worn of all such as are allowed to sell fish, oranges and such like
victuals in and about the city (fn. 122) 2s.6d. (as by the journal appears); 10 April
to him for work done at St Mary Spital 11s.10d.; (and more to him for 3
frames for 3 windows at the conduit heads 8s.); (fn. 123) (summa £1.4s.10d.)
38. [f.29v] 21 Dec. to William Kerwyn mason for 141 foot of arch stone
delivered towards the new building of Ludgate at 2s.6d. the foot as by a
bill appears, £17.12s.6d.; 29 March to the merchants of the Steelyard
(Stilliarde) for 2,294 foot of ashlar stone, 86 foot of jamb (iame) stone
and arch stone, 269 foot of table and 'skewe' stone, 89 foot of vent and
crest stone, 2 door rooms 28 foot and one window 11 foot, for the use
aforesaid £103.19s.5d.; and more to William Kerwyn in part of a sum for
the new building of the jail of Ludgate according to an act of common
council and a pair of indentures made between the mayor, commonalty
and citizens of the one part and William Kerwyn of the other part £200;
summa £321.11s.11d. (fn. 124)
39. 19 June to William Kerwyn for 77 foot of purbeck (purpickt) paving
stone at 4½d. the foot 28s.10½d. and for 22 foot of hollow channel [f.30]
stone at 6d. the foot occupied at Newgate 11s., summa £1.19s.10½d.
40. To George Michell limeman for 82½C of lime at 6s. the C due for one
year ended at Michaelmas 1585, £24.17s.0d.
41. To (Richard) (fn. 125) Awsten of Hoxton (Hogsdon) for 34,250 bricks
delivered at 10s. the thousand to the Guildhall, to the city's storehouse at
Leadenhall, to the tenement 'Peacock' in Thames Street and to the
conduit heads, for one year ended at Michaelmas last, £17.2s.6d.
42. [f.30v] 3 Feb. to Thomas Ruddick carpenter for 13 loads and 17 foot
of oaken timber at 14s. the load £9.6s.11d., and for the carriage and
cranage of the same from the '3 Craines' (fn. 126) to Leadenhall at 20d. the load
22s., £10.8s.11d.; 29 May to Lewis Gardner for 9 loads of elm timber
lacking (lack) 5 foot delivered into the Greenyard (fn. 127) at 13s.4d. the load
£5.18s.9d.; 7 Aug. to Thomas Rudduck for 26 loads and 26 foot of oaken
timber and 13 loads 19 foot of elm timber delivered into the Greenyard at
16s.7d. the load £33.1s.8d.; summa £49.9s.4d.
43. [f.31] 13 Feb. to Mote bellfounder for a new bell to be used by
Clement Forman [cf.25j] nightly over and above the old bell being
mended (delivered in exchange), 2s.6d.
44. 3 and 9 Feb. to Christopher Webb salter for 10 fother (fodder) (fn. 128) ¼C 25
lb of lead at £8.18s. the fother and for other charges £89.8s.8d.; to John
Martyn plumber for 84 great conduit pipes in lead weighing 25 fother
12½C 9 lb at £9 the fother £230.13s.3d., and for casting and burning the
pipes at £7 the fother £179.8s., and for 23¾C of solder for the same pipes,
accounting 112 lb to the C, at 56s. the C, viz. 6d. the lb (le pounde),
£66.10s., and for wood and digging 520 yards of ground for laying of the
pipes at 12d. the yard £26, [f.31v] summa £502.11s.3d., whereof received
of John Martyn for 22 fother 13¼C 15 lb of lead to him delivered at £9 the
fother £204.0s.6d., so rest due to John Martyn £298.10s.9d.; to John
Martyn for 16C 9 lb of new lead, accounting 112 lb to the C, at 9s. the C
£7.4s.10d., and for casting the same at 2s. the C 32s.2d., and for 4C 20 lb
of lead to him due upon his account ended at Michaelmas 1584 at 9s. the C
37s. 10d., and for 3½C 12 lb of old lead by him delivered to the mason for
the yoking of stones at like rate 32s.9d., and for 1¼C 14 lb of solder by him
delivered as aforesaid at 6d. the lb £3.17s. [f.32] due for a half year ended
at the Annunciation 1585, summa £16.4s.7d. Summa totalis £404.2s.11d. (fn. 129)
45. 2 April to John Cox for 2 ropes for the crane at Queenhithe weighing
80 lb at 4d. the (le) lb 26s.8d.; to Richard Hewghson skinner for a white
rope weighing 104 lb at 2½d. [f.32v] the lb to serve the gin at Ludgate
24s.2d.; summa £2.10s.10d.
46. 10 April to Edward Downes nightman for cleansing the common
vault at Leadenhall containing 17 tuns (tonnes) at 22d. the (le) tun
31s.2d., and for cleansing a vault belonging to the tenement of William
Anthony at St Lawrence Pountney (fn. 130) containing 4 tuns at like rate 7s.4d.,
and to a labourer seeing the same tuns filled 18d., and for 4 lb of candles
12d., summa £2.1s.0d.; 8 May to him for cleansing a vault belonging to
the tenements of John Gibson and Henry Mathew in the parish of St
Michael le Querne (fn. 131) containing 30 tuns at 22d. the tun 55s., and to a
labourer for watching 3 nights seeing the same tuns filled 18d., summa
£2.16s.6d.; 29 May to him [f.33] for cleansing the common vault within
Blanchappleton containing 148 tuns at 22d. the tun £13.11s.4d., and to a
labourer for watching 12 nights seeing the same tuns filled 6s., (summa
£13.17s.4d.). Summa totalis £18.14s.10d. (fn. 132)
47. 4 Oct. for mending one of the city's saddles against Bartholomewtide
(Bartholmewtide) to be used by Henry Byram (yeoman of the channel),
48. 24 April to Robert Northe of Shootup Hill (Shoote Uphill) in the
parish of Hampstead, Middlesex, yeoman in part of £10 for 20,000 tiles to
be delivered between this and St James day next [25 July], £5.0s.0d.
49. 10 May to Mr John Lacy clothworker for one yard and 1½ nails (fn. 133) of
crimson velvet for the covering of the sword carried before the lord
mayor at 26s. the yard, £1.8s.6d.
50. [f.33v] 5 June to Thomas Bennet ironmonger for locks, staples,
hooks, spikings and nails of sundry sorts with other iron work occupied
and bestowed about the necessary business of the city for one year ended
at Michaelmas 1585, £17.5s.5½d. (fn. 134)
51. 18 June to Richard Pike of Rudgwick (Ridgwick), Sussex, yeoman for
3,425 foot of plank (planche) and quarter board at 4s. the (le) C £6.17s.,
and for wharfage and carriage thereof from Paul's Wharf to the Guildhall
at 6d. the load 5s.6d.; summa £7.2s.6d.
52. [f.34] 7 Aug. to John Porter for 21 fir poles at divers prices, 13s.3d.
53. 10 Aug. to Richard Payne joiner for stuff and workmanship in
repairing the city's wagons, 8s.10d.
54. 28 Aug. to William Shawe armourer for oiling and trimming 86
calivers, harquebuses (hargabusshes) and half (pikes) (fn. 135) and 146 morions
(murryons), for 16 days' work at 14d. the day 18s.8d., and for one gallon
of oil occupied about the same 3s.4d., summa [£1.2s.0d.]
55. 2 Oct.  to Richard Sampson blacksmith for hasps, hinges,
staples, spikings, bars, bolts, locks, cramps and dogs of iron and other
stuff and workmanship, due for one year ended at Michaelmas 1585,
56. [f.34v] 29 Nov.  to John Frenche girdler for 77 foot of great wire
by him set up at the conduit and conduit heads since Midsummer last at
8d. the foot 51s.8d., and for 2 days' work 2s.4d., and for wire 6d., summa
57. To John Edredge of Croydon collier for 8 loads of great coals at 30s.
the load, £12.0s.0d. (fn. 136)
58. 14 Dec.  to John Martyn plumber for 16¼C 8 lb of sheet lead,
accounting 112 lb to the C, and for casting the same at 11s. the C
£8.19s.6d.; to him for 2½C 9 lb of solder, accounting 112 lb to the C, viz.
6d. the lb £7.4s.6d., and for 5¾C 6 lb of burnt pipes at 16s. the C
£4.12s.10d.; [f.35] to him for 4¼C 14½ lb of leaden weights for the meal
markets at 14s. the C £3.14s.10d. due for half a year ended at Michaelmas
1585; summa £24.1s.8d.
59. 14 Dec.  to William Palmer founder for a new washer for the
conduit heads, mending, tinning and setting in cocks, wastes, washers
and stoppers at sundry conduits, and for mending and scouring the city's
latten squirts, due for one year ended at Michaelmas 1585, £4.1s.10d.
60. To Barnaby Bestowe turner for shovels, tampions, scoops, stoppers,
staves, lime sieves (lymesyves), racks and pump boxes for one year ended
at Michaelmas 1585, £4.6s.10d.
61. To John Smithe glazier for glass stuff and workmanship bestowed
about the house at St Mary Spital, the Sessions house, the Guildhall and
other places, due for one year ended at Michaelmas 1585, £1.7s.7d.
62. [Estimated total of 'Emptions' c. £1,083, less deductions amounts to
£1,076.18s.3d.] (fn. 137)
[f.38] The Foreign Charge [Payments] (fn. 138)
63. To Mr Browghton (fn. 139) for preaching in the Guildhall chapel on
Michaelmas day 1584 before the election of Sir Thomas Pullyson knight
late lord mayor (fn. 140) 10s.; to Leonard Largyn serjeant of the channel (cannell)
riding to the court to deliver the weekly certificates made to the queen
and the lord mayor of all such persons as are weekly born and buried
within the liberties of the city and other out parishes near the city as due at
the said feast of St Michael (£9); to the vergers of St Paul's for opening
and shutting the door of St Dunstan's chapel in St Paul's (fn. 141) at the repairing
of the lord mayor and aldermen thither on Sundays and other days
(there) tarrying till the sermon time 20d.; to the yeoman of the waterside
for keeping clean the said chapel 6s.8d.; to a poor man for keeping clean
the circuit of the place where my lord mayor's officers and others sit and
stand at the sermon time (fn. 142) 8s.; summa (£10.6s.4d.)
64. [f.38v] (5 Oct. for going with the lord mayor elect to the lord
chancellor after his election 9s.8d. and given in reward there 2s.6d.); (fn. 143) 23
Oct. to William Edwyn bargeman for serving my lord mayor and my lord
mayor elect to the lord chancellor's 13s.6d.; 22 March to him for serving
my lord mayor and certain aldermen to and from the lord chancellor's
9s.2d.; 16 April to him for serving certain aldermen to and from the court
13s.10d.; 15 May to him for serving divers aldermen to and from the court
twice 16s.8d.; 15 July to him for serving my lord mayor, divers aldermen
and Mr Recorder to and from Woolwich (Wollwich) 19s.8d.; 7 Aug. to
him by commandment of my lord mayor for making ready and giving
attendance with a barge for the Estates of the Low Countries 5s.; (fn. 144) summa
65. [f.39] 23 Oct. to William Edwyn for stuff and workmanship bestowed
in dressing the city's great barge 33s.5d.; 6 Feb. to him for dressing the
city's 2 barges 35s.2.; 20 April to him for dressing the 2 barges 34s.10d.;
5 July to him for dressing the 2 barges 35s.1d.; summa £6.18s.6d.
66. For the boat hire of divers aldermen and their servants as also for
sundry officers of the city travelling about the city's affairs within the time
of this account as by the journal appears £10.6s.7d.; [f.39v] 19 Oct. by
order of court to William Ravenscroft the common hunt's man and
Robert Lyddyas the waterbailie's man, to either of them 20s. for seeing
the bills be fixed and continued 28 days on such houses as are and have
been infected with the plague 40s.; 27 Feb. for 100 proclamations to be
proclaimed against eating of flesh in Lent 8s.; for 100 exhortations
(against conspirators) (fn. 145) to repent 8s.; summa £13.2s.7d. (fn. 146)
67. 25 Jan. to William Prestwood leatherseller (fn. 147) for one roll of parchment,
2 paper books for my lord mayor, 6 quires of parchment for the account, 6
quires of parchment for the journal of letter Z, 6 quires of parchment for
freemen, (fn. 148) 2 quires of paper royal, 6 quires of parchment for common
council (fn. 149) and for a second book of parchment covered with leather to serve
the lord mayor's court for entering [f.40] of reprieves (repryes) of
prisoners to actions commenced in the said court, £6.10s.10d.; 17 March
to Hugh Singleton stationer for stuff and workmanship bestowed in
binding of the book of Z serving the lord mayor's court (fn. 150) 29s.2d.; 17 July to
William Prestwood for one roll of parchment, 5 quires of royal paper, 8
quires of parchment for common council, one skin of vellum and one forel
(forrell) of vellum, 4 quires of parchment for the journal of the repertory (fn. 151)
and 6 quires of parchment for freemen £4.2s.4d.; summa £12.2s.4d.