147. [The fourth account of Robert Brandon chamberlain of the city of
London from Michaelmas 1585 unto Michaelmas last past 1586] (fn. 1)
148. [Money due to the city by this accountant as by the foot of his last
account appears, £55.13s.4¾d. and 12 peppercorns.] (fn. 2)
149. [The receipts of the city's general lands and Blanchappleton lands,
vacations and desperates allowed, approx. £837 (fn. 3) and 4 peppercorns.]
|150. [The receipts of enrolments of apprentices||approx. £642.] (fn. 4) |
|151. [The receipts of admission of freemen|
152. [Summa £1,535.7s.6¼d. and 16 peppercorns.] (fn. 5)
153. [Rent Farms [Receipts]] (fn. 6)
a. [The rent farm of Blackwell Hall of the treasurer of St Bartholomew's
b. [The rent farm of measurage of woollen cloths, cotton and friezes,
c. [The rent farm of custom of rushes at Broken Wharf for a half year,
£7.0s.0d.] (fn. 7)
d. [For the sealing of tanned leather at Leadenhall, £10.0s.0d.]
e. [For rent reserved for passing of barges to and from Gravesend,
f. [For wharfage of strangers at Billingsgate and for Romeland,
g. [f.94] As 7g, £50.0s.0d.
h. As 7h, £66.13s.4d.
i. As 7i with these variations: received for sealing weights and measures
£3.1s.4d. and for unsealed wine pots weighing 6 1b 2s., summa, £3.3s.4d.
j. As 7j, £40.0s.0d.
k. As 7k, 6s.8d.
l. As 71 with this variation: sum received £19.19s.10½d.
m. As 7m, £20.0s.0d.
n. [f.94v] As 7n, £50.0s.0d.
o. As 7o, £4.0s.0d.
p. As 7p, £26.13s.4d.
q. Summa £391.3s.2½d.
154. [f.95] Casual Receipts Ordinary
a. As 8a (fn. 8) with this variation: sum received £10.12s.8d.
b. As 8b, nil.
c. As 8c, 13s.4d.
d. As 8d, 4s.0d.
e. For standing of butchers at Leadenhall for half a year ended at the
Annunciation 1586 as by the particulars may appear £36.15s.8d., and for
the farm of the standing of the butchers there by order of court [28 April
1586, Rep.21, ff.292b–293b] for one half year ended at Michaelmas 1586
by Robert Aske and Richard Wistowe £38.6s.8d. (fn. 9) summa £75.2s.4d.
f. As 8f with these variations: 60 apprentices set over; sum received
g. As 8g, 8s.0d.
h. [f.95v] As 8h with these variations: received of the same searchers of
woollen cloths £16.2s.6d. for profits due to the queen, £71.7s.2¼d. for
profits due to the chamber, and £60, as before, for farm of the office of
alnage due to the queen, summa £147.9s.8¼d.
i. As 8i with this variation: sum received £2.13s.4d.
j. As 8j with this variation: sum received £23.11s.1d.
k. As 8k with these variations: 'fourth part of the profits' amended to
read 'third part'; sum received £19.12s.0½d.
l. As 81, £6.13s.4d.
m. Summa £292.19s.9¾d.
155. [f.96] Fines [Receipts]
As 9 with this variation: sum received £37.8s.4¾d. (fn. 10)
156.[f.96v] Leases, Incomes, Arrearages of Rents,
a. 19 May. Of William Henbery baker for a fine for the lease of a garden
near Bevis Marks within Aldgate, £5.0s.0d. (fn. 11)
b. 27 April. Of John Beste cutler in part of £20 due for a fine for the lease
of a house in the Old Bailey £10.0s.0d. (fn. 12)
c. 16 June. Of Henry Nayler clothworker for a fine for a lease of a house
at Billingsgate for the use of the children of Jeffery Crome, fishmonger,
the same tenement being in the tenure of Jeffry Crome, £100.0s.0d. (fn. 13)
d. 4 July. Of John Prynn grocer for a fine for the lease of a garden in
Houndsditch without Bishopsgate, £2.4s.0d.
e. 20 July. Of Thomas Newby clothworker for a fine for the lease of a
garden in Houndsditch, £1.10s.0d.
f. 27 July. Of William Phillippes merchant taylor for a fine for the lease of
a garden without Aldgate over against the Minories there, £5.0s.0d. (fn. 14)
g. 5 Aug. Of John Skynner armourer for a fine for the lease of a garden
without Aldgate over against the Minories there, £5.0s.0d. (fn. 15)
h. 21 Oct.  Of William Lucas for the arrearages of rent due (for a
garden without Aldgate over against the Minories) at Michaelmas 1585,
i. 7 Nov.  Of John Hetinge dyer towards the charges of a chimney
set up at his house at St Lawrence Pountney, £1.0s.0d.
j. Summa £130.0s.8d.
157. [Receipts Extraordinary]
a. [The first folio of this section, no.5 in the original numeration, is
missing. The missing entries should total £117.8s.6¾d.]
b. [f.97] 18 March and 17 June. Of the wards towards the payment of one
fifteenth granted to this city by act of common council [23 Dec. 1585,
Jor.22, f.9b] for the affairs of the city, (fn. 16) viz. Aldersgate £7, Aldgate £5,
Baynard Castle £12, Bassishaw £7, Bishopsgate £13, Billingsgate £32,
Bridge Within £47, Bread Street £37, Broad Street £27, Candlewick
Street £16, Coleman Street £16, Cordwainer Street £52.16s., Cornhill
£16, Cheap [£52.16s.], (fn. 17) Cripplegate £40, Dowgate £28, Farringdon
Within £50, Farringdon Without £35.1s., Langbourn £21.3s.4d., Lime
Street £1.19s.11¾d., Portsoken £6, Queenhithe £20, Tower Ward £26,
Vintry £16.13s.4d., Walbrook £33.6s.8d., summa £618.16s.3¾d.
c. 4 Aug. Of the rulers of the waterbearers for the city's moiety of
£4.18s.1d. for the admission of 13 freemen at 12d. and 7 foreigners at 2s.
in their fraternity and for fines levied upon offenders in their fraternity,
d. 19 Aug. Of John Barker of Ipswich, Suffolk, esquire by imprest to be
repaid on 21 Nov. 1586, £100.0s.0d. (fn. 18)
e. Summa £838.13s.11d.
158. [f.97v] Debts mentioned in the last account and other
accounts and since received now being charged (fn. 19)
a. 24 Nov. Of Thomas Skynner clothworker in part of a fine for that he
refused to be sheriff, £20.0s.0d. [see 139c]
b. 25 Jan. Of Thomas Lutwitch joiner, keeper of the gaol of Ludgate, in
part of a more sum by him due, £33.6s.8d. [see 142a]
c. 7 Feb. Of Catherine Crowther widow in full of £50 due by William
Crowther clothworker, her late husband, £5.0s.0d. [see 140r]
d. 25 Feb. Of Thomas Gore grocer by act of common council as well for
his discharge from the office of shrievalty as from all other offices of
charge within this city, £200.0s.0d. [see 141a]
e. 26 Feb. Of Richard Barnes mercer in part of 200 marks due for his
discharge from the office of shrievalty and other offices of charge within
this city, £44.8s.10d. [see 141m]
f. 1 March. Of John Lacye clothworker for his fine for that he refused to
be sheriff, £200.0s.0d. [see 141i]
g. [f.98] 24 March. Of Christopher Lightfoote barber surgeon in full of
£20 due for a fine for a lease of a house in the Old Bailey late in the tenure
of [blank] Mount deceased, £10.0s.0d. [see 140a]
h. The same day. Of Thomas Davys cutler in part of £80 parcel of £100
due for a fine for a lease of a house over and on both the sides of the
Temple Bar, £40.0s.0d. [see 140p]
i. 26 March and 28 Sept. Of Richard Morrys ironmonger for a fine for his
refusal to take upon him the office of sheriffwick, £133.6s.8d. [see 141f]
j. 29 March. Of Robert Withens vintner in full of a fine for that he refused
to be sheriff, £100.0s.0d. [see 141e]
k. 1 Oct. Of Edward Elmer grocer for a fine for that he refused to be
sheriff, £200.0s.0d. [see 141j]
l. 10 Nov. Of John Taylor haberdasher in part of £333.6s.8d. due by act of
common council for that he is discharged from all offices within this city,
£33.6s.8d. [see 141k]
m. 7 April. Of Thomas Bressy haberdasher in full of £200 for his fine for
that he refused to be sheriff, £100.0s.0d. [see 141d]
n. 8 April. Of Thomas Bayarde clothworker in part of a more sum due for
his fine for that he refused to be sheriff, £20.0s.0d. [see 140b]
o. 18 April. Of Richard Gourney haberdasher in full of £200 for his fine
for that he refused to be sheriff, £100.0s.0d. [see 141c]
p. [f.98v] 19 April. Of Elizabeth Cann widow in part of a more sum by her
due to this city, £6.13s.4d. [see 140q]
q. 30 April. Of John Warter and Francis Brampton merchant taylors
being the full and last payment of £1,000 by them and others due by £100
yearly, £100.0s.0d. [see 137h]
r. 2 May. Of William Hitchcocke fishmonger in part of a more sum due
for a fine for a lease of a house at Billingsgate, £20.0s.0d. [see 142b]
s. 23 June. Of John Martyn plumber in part of a more sum due for the
debt of William Axe deceased, £5.0s.0d. [see 137g]
t. 25 June. Of Thomas Westmerland cordwainer in full of £20 for a fine
for the lease of a house [in the] (fn. 20) Old [Bailey] (fn. 20) £6.0s.0d. [see 140o]
u. Summa totalis £1,377.2s.2d.
159. [f.99] Orphanage [Receipts]
Money received from Michaelmas 1585 unto Michaelmas 1586 to the use
of divers orphans, as particularly appears by an account thereof kept by
John Benson in two books called the journal, folio 41, and the ledger,
folio 47, £2,635.8s.4d.
160. Summa totalis of the Charge general £7,238.4s.0¼d. and 
[f.99v] The Discharge
161. Salaries of Ministers (fn. 21)
a. As 15a, £6.0s.0d.
b. As 15b, (fn. 22) £5.0s.0d.
c. To the vicar of St Lawrence [Jewry] for offering money out of the
Guildhall 15s. and out of the Guildhall Chapel 10s. due for three years
ended at Michaelmas 1586, as by the acquittance of Gilbert Wakering
gentleman, collector for Balliol (Bayhall) College in Oxford appears,
£1.5s.0d. (fn. 23)
d. Summa £12.5s.0d.
162. [f.100] Rents and Quitrents [Payments] (fn. 24)
a. As 16a save that no money is entered as having been paid. (fn. 25)
b. As 16b, £6.0s.0d.
c. As 16c, 3s.0d.
d. As 16d, £4.0s.0d.
e. As 16e, £4.0s.0d.
f. [f.100v] As 16f with this addition inserted at the end: '(for overseeing
the lands of the compter in the Poultry)', 10s.0d.
g. As 16g, £4.0s.0d.
h. As 16h, 10s.0d.
i. As 16i with this variation: payment for one year only, £2.10s.0d.
j. [f.101] As 16j, £2.6s.8d.
k. As 16k, 13s.8d.
l. As 16 l, £30.0s.0d.
m. [f.101v] As 16m, (fn. 26) £3.6s.8d.
n. As 16 o, (fn. 27) £3.6s.8d.
o. As 16p with this variation: payment for three quarters of a year only
ended at Michaelmas [sic] 1586, 15s.0d.
p. [f.102] As 16q, £5.0s.0d.
q. As 16r, (fn. 28) £1.14s.4d.
r. Summa £68.16s.0d.
[f.102v] Inward Fees from Michaelmas 1585
unto Michaelmas 1586 [Payments]
163.a. As 17a, £80.0s.0d.
b. As 17b, £23.6s.8d.
c. As 17c, £20.0s.0d.
d. As 17d, £20.0s.0d.
e. As 17e, £30.0s.0d.
f. As 17f, £40.0s.0d.
g. As 17g, £1.0s.0d.
h. To James Smithe for keeping the journal in parchment (fn. 29) and engrossing
therein as well all acts of common council as also recognizances for
orphanage and other orders, decrees and other things out of the paper
journal and repertory due for one year, £10.0s.0d.
164.a. As 18a, (fn. 30) £26.6s.8d.
b. [f.103] As 18b, £25.13s.4d.
c. As 18c with these variations: John Northage's reward at the audit now
'40s.' written over '£3.6s.8d.' struck through; total sum paid £5.0s.0d.
d. As 18d, £13.6s.8d.
e. As 18e, £27.6s.8d.
f. [f.103v] As 18f, £17.0s.0d.
165.a. As 19a, £14.3s.4d.
b. As 19b except that the fee and reward are both paid to John Shawe,
c. To Hugh Mantell late keeper of the reparation stuff and clerk of the
works for his fee, £10.0s.0d.
166.a. As 20a, £5.3s.4d.
b. [f.104] As 20b, £2.6s.8d.
c. As 20c, £4.13s.4d.
d. As 20d, £2.13s.4d.
e. As 20e, £5.3s.4d.
f. As 20f, £21.6s.8d.
g. [f.104v] As 20g, £4.0s.0d.
h. As 20h, £4.0s.0d.
i. As 20i with this variation: the fee paid to Robert Lyddys for the quarter
ended at Christmas 1585 only, 10s.; to Richard Dod for the whole year
40s.; summa £2.10s.0d.
j. As 20j, £2.0s.0d.
167. As 21 save that all payments to John Smithe are made in respect of
ten months only ended 2 July 1586, summa £6.4s.3d. (And cf. 217).
168. [f.105] Summa £435.10s.11d.
[f.105v] Outward Fees [Payments]
169.a. To Mr Richard Shuttleworth serjeant at law, Mr William Danyell,
Mr Thomas Owen, Mr Thomas Bowyer, Mr Mathew Dale, (fn. 31) Mr James
Morice, Mr Edward Cooke and Mr John Cowper, to every of them for his
year's fee 40s. due at Michaelmas 1586 £18, and to Mr John Kytchin
ancient pleader for his year's fee 20s., summa £19.0s.0d.
b. To Mr William Butler attorney in the exchequer and to Mr George
Kempe attorney in the king's bench and to Mr [blank] Nelson attorney in
the common pleas (fn. 32) to every of them 20s. for his year's fee 40s., and to the
keeper of the star chamber for his year's fee, 6s.8d., summa £2.6s.8d.
c. As 23c, £10.0s.0d.
d. [f.106] As 23d, £75.0s.0d.
e. As 23e, £3.6s.8d.
f. As 23f, £1.0s.0d.
g. As 23g, £1.6s.8d.
h. As 23h, £2.0s.0d.
i. As 23i with this variation: the sum of £5 has been struck through and
the entry annotated 'Nihil quia allocatur in suo tempore pro lanis etc.'
170.a. As 24a with these variations: William Perryn in place of Elizabeth
Ball as keeper of the grate near St Bartholomew's; Daniel Wauden is paid
the fees for the whole year for keeping the grate in Walbrook (20s.) and
the watergate at Dowgate (reduced fee of 40s.); total of whole entry
b. [f.107] As 24b, £5.6s.8d.
171.a. To William Browne foreign taker by order of court for his fee [see
25a] for one year and a half ending at the Annunciaton 1587, £3.0s.0d.
b. [f.107v] As 25b, £10.8s.0d. (fn. 33)
c. As 25d but annotated 'stayed by the auditors' and the total '13s.4d.',
d. As 25e, £1.0s.0d.
e. As 25f, (fn. 34) £8.0s.0d.
f. As 25g, 6s.8d.
g. [f.108] As 25h, £1.0s.0d.
h. As 25i, £2.0s.0d.
i. As 25j, £8.0s.0d.
172.a. As 26a, £1.0s.0d.
b. As 26b with this variation: Richard Darrell (Dorrell) is deceased and
his pension is paid for the half year ended at the Annunciation 1586 only,
c. As 26c, but annotated 'stayed by the auditors' and the total,
'£1.6s.8d.', struck through.
d. [f.108v] As 26d, £4.6s.8d.
e. As 26e, £4.0s.0d.
f. As 26f, £6.1s.8d.
g. As 26g, (fn. 35) £2.0s.0d.
h. As 26h, £1.6s.8d.
i. As 26i, (fn. 36) £1.14s.8d.
j. [f.109] As 26j, £4.0s.0d.
k. As 26k, £2.0s.0d.
l. As 26 l, (fn. 37) £1.0s.0d.
m. As 26m with this variation: William Crowther is deceased and his
annuity is paid for the quarter ended at Christmas 1585 only, £10.0s.0d.
173.a. [f.109v] As 27a, £13.6s.8d.
b. As 27b, £26.13s.4d. but annotated 'disliked by the auditors'.
c. [f.110] As 27c with this variation: Christopher Fowlkes is deceased and
all payments to him are made in respect of the half year ended at the
Annunciation 1586 only, £10.0s.0d.
d. As 27e, £6.1s.8d.
e. As 27f, £2.0s.0d.
f. [f.110v] As 27h, £20.0s.0d.
g. As 27i with this variation: Vincent Hill (fn. 38) is paid his annuity for a full
174.a. To John Watson alias Jocky a poor porter for one annuity of
26s.8d. granted by order of court 26 Oct. 1585 [Rep.21, f.226] for life,
b. To Joan White widow for one annuity of £40 to her due by Mr Richard
Maye and Mr Anthony Ratclyffe merchant taylors and William Elkyn
mercer during her life, [f.111] and after her decease one annuity of £20
due to her executors and administrators during the term of years which
shall be to come in a patent from the queen of the office of garbling of
spices and drugs throughout England (London only excepted), by order
of court 21 June 28 Elizabeth [1586 Rep.21, f.309] (fn. 29) and to her due for 3
quarters of a year ended at Michaelmas 1586, £30.0s.0d.
c. To John de Cardenas for one annuity of £5 granted by order of court
Michaelmas 1585 [Rep.21, f.212] to continue during his life if he shall well
and honestly use and demean himself towards the state of this city, and to
him due for one year ended at Midsummer 1586, £5.0s.0d. (fn. 40)
d. [f.111v] To Robert Lyddus (fn. 41) now remaining lunatic in Bethlem for a
weekly pension of 16d. granted by order of court 1 [recte 3] Feb. 1586
[Rep.21, f.261b] and due for 33 weeks ended at Michaelmas 1586,
e. To Richard Pegrem haberdasher, now keeper of the reparation stuff,
for one annuity of 40s. granted by order of court 17 March 1586 [Rep.21,
f.276] (fn. 42) to continue for so long as he shall execute the office and as Hugh
Mantell late keeper shall live, due for half a year ended at Michaelmas
175. Summa £329.18s.4d. (fn. 43)
176. [f.112] Paid for the weekly wages of masons, carpenters, sawyers,
bricklayers, plumbers, paviours, labourers and others working at
Ludgate, Guildhall, Blackfriars, conduit heads, Leadenhall and other
places decayed, repairing sundry of the city's tenements, making ladders,
amending conduit pipes, cleansing sewers, carriages to and from sundry
places, for drawing of water at Dowgate and other works done at divers
other places, and also for the weekly wages of the clerk of the works and
of Francis Barnard as by the weekly bills particularly may appear. The
total sums of which bills hereunder appear. (fn. 44)
a. 2 Oct. £5.6s.7½d., 9 Oct. £5.8s.8d., 16 Oct. £7.11s.10d., 23 Oct.
£8.13s.4½d., 30 Oct. £5.5s.4d. Summa £32.5s.10d.
Margin (Carpenters, bricklayers, masons, plasterers, plumbers, carters,
working at the great house near Leadenhall leased to George
Stonehowse, (fn. 45) and at the Guildhall kitchens and other offices there)
b. 6 Nov. £5.10s.5d., 13 Nov. £6.14s.2d., 20 Nov. £6.3s.0d., 27 Nov.
£6.7s.5d. Summa £24.15s.0d.
Margin (Work done at the said great house; at the Guildhall kitchen and
other offices there; at the house at Leadenhall in the tenure of Thomas (fn. 46)
Wroth; about Aldermanbury pipe in St James Field; at the Blackfriars
stairs near Bridewell; in searching in the pipes in the deep ditch near unto
St James Field; mending the walls of the storehouse at Leadenhall; at the
conduit heads and Banqueting House)
c. 4 Dec. £5.4s.3d., 11 Dec. £8.10s.4d., 18 Dec. £9.0s.10d., 24 Dec.
£4.6s.5d., 31 Dec. £2.12s.7d. Summa £29.14s.5d.
Margin (Work done for the bridge and building betwixt the Blackfriars
and Bridewell; at the Sessions House; at the Guildhall kitchen; about
Aldermanbury pipe in the deep ditch near St James Field; at the
Blackfriars bridge and about the building there; at the conduit heads and
the Banqueting House, searching and venting the pipes at the Banqueting
House; at the Guildhall kitchen; making a door for the way near St
Clement's church by Candlewick street to the city's tenants' houses there;
at the vault for the pipes at Ivy bridge and soldering a pipe at the putgalley
at Broken Wharf)
d. [f.112v] 8 Jan. £4.4s.8d., 15 Jan. £5.10s.10d., 22 Jan. £5.16s.4d., 29
Jan. £5.14s.8d. Summa £21.6s.6d.
Margin (Work done at the bridge and building betwixt the Blackfriars
and Bridewell; at the conduit heads and Banqueting House; taking down
the city's wall in the Blackfriars for a way to pass into Fleet Street during
the time that Ludgate was in building; setting up a new gate there)
e. 5 Feb. £4.15s.3d., 12 Feb. £7.4s.9d., 19 Feb. £5.11s.8d., 26 Feb.
£4.15s.5½d. Summa £22.7s.1½d.
Margin (Work at the said stairs and at the said wall in the Blackfriars; at
the house of Hugh Overend next Ludgate; (fn. 47) about a frame for a cistern in
Ludgate; at the wall near Lord Aburgeyny's garden; (fn. 48) a new wall in the
vault at Ludgate; work at the bridge betwixt the Blackfriars and
Bridewell; lining the stairs at Billingsgate; at the house in Bassishaw
leased to William Hobbes; (fn. 49) at the receipt of the water in the Old Bailey
from Ludgate; at Ludgate; at the house of James Harman keeper of the
Guildhall; weighing new pipes, mending a pipe by the Stocks, mending a
cistern at the little conduit)
f. 5 March £5.14s.0½d., 12 March £7.2s.11d., 19 March £8.8s.11d., 26
March £7.15s.0d. Summa £29.0s.10½d.
Margin (Work at the conduit heads; at Ludgate; at the privy in the
garden in the Sessions House; at [. . .] (fn. 50) Fryth's house without Ludgate; (fn. 51)
mending a pipe at [the] Strand and another serving Aldgate conduit; at
the conduit heads setting up a field gate; mending Fleet Street pipe in St
James Field; at the said stairs betwixt Blackfriars and Bridewell; mending
pipes at the Stocks; setting up rails in Smithfield; a pair of gates at
Bishopsgate; conveyance of water near the Banqueting House)
g. 2 April £7.13s.1d., 9 April £3.11s.2d., 16 April £9.0s.1d., 23 April
£6.7s.6d., 30 April £6.3s.9d. Summa £32.15s.7d.
Margin (Work about mending a gate at Leadenhall; framing a cage at
Bridewell; making 2 suspirals at the conduit heads; at the Guildhall
mending the roof; making a wall at the 'Green Dragon' in Fish Street
[Hill]; mending pipes for Aldermanbury, Fleet Street and Bishopsgate
conduits; the cage at Bridewell, for mending Aldermanbury pipe; tiling
over the conduit at Bishopsgate; mending a pipe at Dowgate; tiling Mr
Heton's house in St Lawrence Lane; (fn. 52) carriage of pipes etc.)
h. 7 May £5.7s.1d., 14 May £4.19s.3d., 21 May £4.10s.8d., 28 May
£2.10s.4d. Summa £17.7s.4d.
Margin (Conduit pipes laying and carriage etc.; work at the house of
John Crowch in St Lawrence Lane; (fn. 53) working about the common stairs; in
St Lawrence Lane; at the 'Green Dragon' in Fleet Street; digging gravel;
soldering gutters at Mr Crowch's; post at St Magnus corner; at the
Guildhall kitchen; at the grate at Bridewell)
i. [f.113] 4 June £2.17s.2d., 11 June £5.0s.2½d., 18 June £3.8s.4d., 25 June
£3.8s.10d. Summa £14.14s.6½d.
Margin (Working at Mr Crowch's house in St Lawrence Lane; pumps at
Bishopsgate and St Antholin's; work at the conduit heads etc.; setting up
suspiral doors; at the common sewers; about a vent for the common
sewer leading from Aldersgate)
j. 2 July £4.2s.8d., 9 July £4.5s.4d., 15 July £4.15s.7d., 23 July £3.14s.2d.,
30 July £3.16s.7d. Summa £20.14s.4d.
Margin (Work at the city's house near Ludgate; at the conduit house at
Ivy bridge; at Ludgate; at the sewer at Aldersgate; at the house of
William Lathes at St Lawrence Pountney; (fn. 54) at the common sewer in
Finsbury; at the common sewer; at Fissher's house in St Lawrence Lane;
at the common sewer in Finsbury Field for the conduit heads; at Dowgate
a broken pipe)
k. 6 Aug. £3.1s.7d., 13 Aug. £4.10s.10d., 20 Aug. £4.7s.4d., 27 Aug.
£3.17s.9d. Summa £15.17s.6d.
Margin (Work at Ludgate; at the gravel pits; at the water house at
Dowgate; at the conduit heads; in the Old Bailey; at Queenhithe, at the
conduit heads in Finsbury Fields; at the conduit heads near the
Banqueting House; at the rails in Smithfield; at the wrestling and
shooting at Barth[olomew] tide)
l. 3 Sept. £5.0s.3d., 10 Sept. £4.4s.2d., 17 Sept. £7.1s.5d., 24 Sept.
£4.18s.5d. Summa £21.4s.3d.
Margin (At the house next Ludgate; at Newgate mending the gate; at
Ludgate; mending pipes at Fleet Street and Charing Cross, at the conduit
heads; scaffold, gallows, rails and sleds for execution of traitors)
m. Summa £282.3s.3½d.
whereof to be allowed to the account of Mr Philpott 2s.2d., to the account
of Mr Carpenter 34s.10d., to the account of Mr Raynewell nil, and to the
account of Finsbury nil, summa 37s.0d.
And so to be allowed to the general lands £280.6s.3½d. [f.113v blank]
[f.114] Emptions of reparation stuff and other necessary
things bought and provided this year needful for the
service of the city whereof part is spent about the
buildings and necessary reparations before mentioned
in the weeks' bills and the rest remaining in store (fn. 55)
177. 2 Oct. to Robert Maskall carpenter for leather for 12 shoes for the
pump at Milk Street end and the pumps at Dowgate and for other things
178. 9 Oct. to John Alenson blacksmith for mending 3 great beams to
weigh meal in Newgate Market and for a new iron beam to weigh bags
withal and for mending 5 beams to weigh meal in Leadenhall Market
30s.; 10 Feb. to John Evans for one pair of new scales and for mending old
scales for weighing of meal at Leadenhall, 5s.10d.; summa £1.15s.10d.
179. 6 Nov. to William Kyrwyn freemason for 100 foot purbeck paving
stone at 5d. the foot 41s.8d., 1½ foot of purbeck stone 7½d., 40 foot
purbeck (purpick) stone at like rate 16s.8d., 10 foot hollow channel at 6d.
the foot 5s., 89 foot free stone paving at 6d. the foot 44s.6d., 5½ foot of
ashlar at 8d. the foot 3s.8d., summa £5.12s.1½d.
180. [f.114v] 12 Nov. to Randolph Bull goldsmith for stuff and
workmanship bestowed in mending the clock in the council chamber 5s.;
24 March to Peter Meadcalfe for stuff and workmanship bestowed in
mending the clock in the orphans' court 17s.4d.; 19 Aug. to Randolph
Bull for stuff and workmanship bestowed in mending the clock in the
council chamber 8s.4d.; summa £1.10s.8d.
181. At sundry times to William Kyrwyne freemason for the new building
of the gate and part of the gaol of Ludgate, over and above £421.11s.11d.
(whereof £100 paid out of the Bridgehouse) to him paid in the last
account, according to one pair of indentures between the mayor,
commonalty and citizens on the one part and William Kyrwyn on the
other, £1,000.0s.0d. [cf.38]
Margin A. Ludgate newly built. After this entry follow as in folio 29 at B. (fn. 56)
182. 24 Dec. to Joseph Estracke stranger for 2 new panes of drawn glass
work and one other old pane set in new lead and 7 pieces new drawn and
made in the great glass window in the west end of the Guildhall 35s.; 26
Jan. to Miles Mason glazier for new making the glass lighthorn serving at
the little conduit in Cheap 5s.10d.; 31 May to Miles Mason for glass and
other stuff and workmanship in the mayor's court, [f.115] orphans' court,
the louvres (lovers) over the Guildhall, St Mary Spital and the chambers
where Richard Pegrem (fn. 57) dwells 15s.3d.; summa £2.16s.1d.
183. 25 Nov. to Edward Nashe paviour for paving work done at Widow
Cudner's house in the Poultry, (fn. 58) at the conduit in Aldermanbury, under
Temple Bar, Holborn Bridge, and at Sir Francis Walsyngham's house in
Seething Lane, (fn. 59) containing 29 'tesse' at 8d. the 'tesse' 19s.4d., and for 7
loads of gravel 7s., and for carriage of 9 loads of stones 5s., and for a
labourer's wages for 7 days after the rate of 4 'tesse' for every day's work
at 9d. the day 8s.3d. (fn. 60) and for links and candles spent at Temple Bar
2s.3d., summa 41s.10d.; 24 Dec. to Nash for paving work done in the yard
of the house late Sir William Damsell's, at Ivy Bridge, and the scullery in
Guildhall, containing 20 'tesse' at 8d. the 'tesse' 13s.4d., and for carrying
of stones 20d., for 13 loads of gravel at 8d. the load 8s.8d., and for a
labourer's wages at 9d. for every 4 'tesse' 3s.9d., and more given to the
owner of the field where the gravel was dug 12d., summa 28s.5d.; 14
March to Nash for paving work done over the pipe serving the tenement
'Unicorne' near Broken Wharf (margin Philpott 12d.), (fn. 61) at the new gate in
the Blackfriars and at the new stairs below there, over the pipe at the
Stocks, at the pipe over against the Lord of Leicester's house, (fn. 62) over the
pipe that leads from Ludgate to the Old Bailey, and between James
Harman's house (fn. 63) and the Guildhall, containing in all 30½ 'tesse' [f.115v] at
8d. the 'tesse' 20s.4d., for rubbish 16d., for a labourer's wages for 7 days
accounting every 4 'tesse' for a day's work at 9d. the day 5s.3d., summa
26s.11d.; 21 April to Nash for paving work done at Bishopsgate within
and without and against the east side of St Lawrence church in the Jewry,
containing 34½ 'tesse' at 8d. the 'tesse' 23s., and for 10 loads of gravel 10s.,
for carriage of stones 2s.10d., for carrying of rubbish 8d., for a labourer's
wages for 8½ days at 9d. the day accounting 4 'tesse' every day 6s.4½d.,
summa 42s.10½d.; 12 July to Nash for paving work done at the
Aldersgate, the cage at Bridewell, at Holborn Bars, at Fleet Street
conduit, about the well at St Antholin's and the grate in Houndsditch,
containing 37½ 'tesse' at 8d. the 'tesse' 25s., and for a labourer's wages for
9 days accounting 4 'tesse' for every day 6s.9d., for gravel 4s., for carriage
of stone 9s.4d., and for carrying of rubbish 8d., summa 45s.9d.; 10 Sept.
to Nash for paving work done before the conduit at Moorgate, against the
meal house in Newgate Market, under Newgate and in the yard at the
cistern there and from Newgate down the Old Bailey to Ludgate over the
new pipes [f.116] laid [there?], (fn. 64) and over the pipes down towards Fleet
Bridge, at the Sessions House, within the bars there and before the gate,
covering a pipe at Dowgate and covering a pipe at Holborn Bridge,
containing in all 150 'tesse' at 8d. the 'tesse' £5, and for a labourer's wages
for 37½ days accounting for every day 4 'tesse' at 9d. the day 28s. 1½d., and
for 57 loads of gravel 57s., and for carriage of stone and rubbish to and
from the same works 18s. 10d., summa £10.3s.9d. [sic]. (fn. 65) Summa totalis
184. To George Michell limeman for 57C of lime delivered at Leadenhall, Guildhall, the conduit heads and other places for three quarters
[of a year] due at Midsummer 1586 £17.2s.0d.; 11 Oct.  to Robert
Noble limeman for 8C of lime likewise delivered at 6s. the C due for one
quarter ended at Michaelmas 1586 42s. [sic]; summa £19.4s.0d.
185. 4 Jan. to Mr Waterbailiff for 18 yards of tilt for a wherry for the
waterbailiff at 9d. the yard 13s.6d. and for hoops for the same wherry
2s.6d., summa 16s.0d.
186. [f.116v] 10 Jan. to Robert Northe of Hampstead, Middlesex,
yeoman for 32,000 of plain tiles at 11s. the thousand, £16.10s.0d.
187. To Richard Awsten of Hoxton (Hogsdon), Middlesex, yeoman for
26,500 of bricks delivered at Leadenhall, the Guildhall and other places
for one year ended at Michaelmas 1586 at 11s. the thousand, £14.11s.6d.
188. 18 Jan. to John Cox merchant taylor for two ropes for the crane at
Queenhithe weighing 78 lb at 4d. the lb 26s.; 14 April to him for a
counter line for the said cranes weighing 35 lb at 4d. the pound 11s.8d.;
189. 18 Feb. to Richard Wyate carpenter for 1,000 of quarter boards at
4s.8d. the hundred 46s.8d. and for carriage of the same 10d., 47s.6d.; 6
July to [f. 117] Richard Pegrem for the use of Nicholas Dendye for 805½
foot of quarter boards and eaves boards at 4s.6d. the hundred 36s.3d.;
190. 12 March to Edward Downes nightman for cleansing a vault in the
garden at the Sessions House containing 12 tuns (tonns) at 23d. the tun
23s., and for cleansing the common vault at Leadenhall containing 18
tuns at like rate 24s.6d. [sic] and the vault in the Greenyard there
containing 15 tuns at like rate 28s.9d., and for candle for the same
purpose 2s.6d., and for 2 labourers for 7 nights seeing the same tuns filled
3s.6d., summa £4.12s.3d.; 31 March to Downes for cleansing a vault at
the house at St Mary Spital containing 8 tuns at 14d. the tun 9s.4d. and for
digging a pit in a garden to bury the same in 10d., for candle 4d. and to a
labourer seeing the same tuns filled 6d., summa 11s.0d.; 29 April to him
for so much allowed towards the cleansing of a vault at the tenement
'Green Dragon' in New Fish Street 4s.8d. (margin Carpenter 4s.8d.); (fn. 66)
summa totalis £5.7s.11d.
191. [f.117v] At sundry times to John Martyn plumber for 31 fother
(fodder), (fn. 67) 9½C 6 lb of burnt pipes of lead delivered to supply to broken
pipes serving the conduit in Aldermanbury at £16 the fother £503.13s.
and for 31¾C 8 lb of solder delivered for the said pipes at 56s. the
C £89.2s., and for wood and for digging 1,280 yards of ground to lay the
said pipes in at 12d. the yard £64, summa £656.15s., whereof due by John
Martyn for 20 fother 16¾C 24 lb of old lead to him delivered at £10 the
fother £208.9s.7d., so paid clear to him in ready money £448.5s.5d.; to
John Martyn for 5 fother 17½C 2 lb of burnt pipes for the conduits at
Newgate and Ludgate at £16 the fother £94.0s.4d., and for 4½C 14 lb of
solder for the same pipes at 56s. the C £12.19s., and for wood and digging
222 yards of ground for the laying of the pipes at 12d. the yard £11.2s.,
summa £118.1s.4d., whereof due by John Martyn for 5 fother 8½C of old
lead to him delivered at £10 the fother £54.5s., so paid clear to him in
ready money £63.16s.4d.; [f.118] to John Martyn for 50¼C 15 lb of cast
and burnt pipes at 16s. the C £40.6s.2d. (margin Carpenter 12d., Philpott
£3.9s.9½d.), (fn. 68) and for 4 fother 6C 25 lb of sheet lead and casting the same
at £11 the fother, viz. 11s. the C, £47.6s.5d., and for 7½C 14 lb of solder at
56s. the C £21.7s., summa £108.19s.7d., whereof due by John Martyn for
4 fother 7C 5 lb of old lead to him delivered at £9 the fother £39.3s.5d., so
paid clear to him in ready money £69.15s.5d.; to John Martyn for 10C
21 lb of sheet lead delivered for Redknighte's house at Queenhithe
(margin Philpott 41s.5d.), (fn. 69) for the tenement 'Green Dragon' in New Fish
Street (margin Carpenter 4s.4d.), (fn. 70) for Ludgate, for the cistern at
Newgate, for square pipes for the Guildhall, and for two half C, one 14 lb,
two 4 lb, two 2 lb and one 1 lb weights to weigh flesh at Leadenhall, and
for 32¼C 4 lb of old lead delivered to William Kirwyn free mason for so
much borrowed of him from Ludgate to the city's use, the whole received
of John Martyn is 2 fother 2¼C 25 lb at £10 the fodder £21.4s.7d. and for
casting 10C 2 lb of new lead at 2s. the C 20s.4d. and ½C 23 lb of solder by
him delivered to the same work at 6d. the pound 39s.6d., summa
£24.4s.5d., whereof received of John Martyn for 4½C 9 lb of old lead to
him delivered at 10s. the C 45s.9d., so rest clearly paid to him
£21.18s.8d.; Summa totalis £03.15s.10d. (fn. 71)
192. [118v] To Thomas Bennet ironmonger for locks, staples, hooks,
spikings and nails of sundry sorts with other iron work for one year ended
at Michaelmas 1586, £17.15s.1½d.
193. 18 Aug. to Robert Appleby saddler for four dozen leather buckets
whereof delivered to my lord mayor half a dozen and to Mr Sheriffs two
dozen at 26s.8d. the dozen, £5.6s.8d.
194. 31 Aug. to George Kyrwyn for 30 pieces of oaken timber delivered
into the Greenyard at Leadenhall containing 15½ loads and 3½ foot at
18s.4d. the load, all charges borne, £14.5s.5½d.; 19 Sept. and 15 Oct. to
Avery Coker and Thomas Thompson carpenters for 16 loads and 37 foot
of timber delivered into the Greenyard at 18s. the load £15.1s.6d. and
more for 4 loads and 18 foot of timber at 13s.4d. [f.119] the load 57s.8d.,
and for cranage and carriage of 16 loads 37 foot from the Three Cranes to
the Greenyard at 2s. the load 33s.6d., summa £19.12s.8d. Summa totalis
195. 1 Sept. to John Himsley salter for 12¾C 6 lb of cresset light delivered
for store at 7s. the C, £4.9s.7d.
196. To Richard Sampson blacksmith for hasps, hinges, staples, spikings,
bars, cramps and dogs of iron and other stuff and workmanship, due for
one year ended at Michaelmas 1586, £84.17s.11d.
197. 17 Oct.  to Barnaby Bestowe turner for staves, tampions,
stoppers, shovels, spades, scoops and a lighthorn, for one year ended at
Michaelmas 1586, £1.15s.1d.
198. [f.119v] To James Harman for the use of William Ethredge of
Croydon collier for 8 loads of great coals at 27s. the load, £10.16s.0d.
199. For canvas, tallow, cord, leather, sand, loam, clay, hair, tile pins,
billets, faggots, brooms, meat and drink, baskets, Spanish white,
packthread, mending the kettle in the scullery, washing of linen, ash
poles, boots mending, ragstones and 26 foot of freestone, 1,500 of bricks,
gravel, resin, mending the pumps at St Antholin's and Bishopsgate,
candles, links and other necessaries bought and provided weekly as by 37
bills appears, £35.10s.5d.
Margin Weekly emptions.
200 [f.120] 8 Dec.  to William Palmer founder for cocks, washers,
stoppers, mending, tinning and setting in divers cocks, and scouring the
city's latten squirts with other necessaries done and delivered, for one
year ended at Michaelmas 1586, £6.6s.6d.
201. By order of court [15 Nov. 1586, Rep.21, f.358b] to Randolph Bull
goldsmith for a double dial by him delivered and set up at Ludgate
£13.6s.8d.; to William Kyrwyn by order of court [24 Nov. 1586, Rep.21,
f.362b] in respect of such work as he has done in building and beautifying
of Ludgate more than he was bound to perform by the covenants of his
indentures £100; and more to him by like order [8 Dec. 1586, Rep.21,
f.365] for the building of the south part of the gate £30; summa
Margin B. Ludgate. Look backward at A [see 181].
202. Summa totalis of all the Emptions is £2,043.16s.9d. whereof to be
deducted for the account of Sir John Philpott £8.11s.10½d., for the
account of Mr John Carpenter 10s., for the account of Sir [sic] John
Raynewell nil, and for the account of Finsbury nil, summa £9.1s.10½d.
And so to be allowed to the general lands, £2,034.14s.10½d.
[f.120v blank, f.121] 1586
The Foreign Charge [Payments] (fn. 72)
203. To Mr Duffylde (fn. 73) for preaching in the Guildhall chapel on
Michaelmas day 1585 before the election of Sir Wolstan Dixie knight to
the office of mayoralty (fn. 74) 10s.; to the wardens of the Parish Clerks for their
pains and service the same day there 6s.8d. and for making up the books
of the certificates of the weekly reports of all such persons as are weekly
born and buried within this city and liberties delivered to the lord mayor
and sent to the queen for one year ended at Michaelmas 1585 £3.6s.8d.;
to Leonard Largen serjeant of the channel (cannell) for his charges riding
to the court to deliver the same certificates £11.15s.6d.; to the vergers of
St Paul's for opening and shutting the door of St Dunstan's chapel there at
the coming of the lord mayor and aldermen thither on Sundays and other
days there tarrying till the sermon time 20d.; to the yeomen of the
waterside for keeping [f.121v] 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 8s.; summa £16.15s.2d.
204. 18 Jan. 1586 to William Edwyn bargeman (fn. 75) for serving Mr Alderman
Martyn and certain commoners to and from the court 12s.6d.; 24 Jan. to
him for serving certain aldermen, Mr Recorder and divers commoners to
and from the court 12s.6d.; 22 Feb. to him for serving Mr Recorder and
divers commoners to and from the court 12s.6d.; 19 April to him for
serving certain aldermen and Mr Recorder to and from the court 12s.6d.;
31 May to him for serving certain aldermen to and from the court 12s.6d.;
15 June for serving Sir Thomas Pullyson and other aldermen to and from
the court 13s.6d.; summa £3.16s.0d.
205. [f.122] 9 Oct. to William Edwyn for stuff and workmanship
bestowed in dressing the city's little barge 8s.9d.; 26 Oct. to him for
dressing the said little barge and the city's great barge 36s.5½d.; 13 Jan. to
him for dressing the 2 barges 37s.10d.; 22 March to him for dressing the 2
barges 37s.; 30 June to him for dressing the great barge 30s.8d.; summa
206. More for the boat hire of divers aldermen their servants and other
officers of the city travelling about the city's affairs within the time of this
account as by the journal and 16 bills appears £11.6s.[3d.]
207. [f.122v] 4 Oct. to Henry Ravenscrofte for his horse hire and other
charges riding to and from the court 5s.; 12 Nov. to James Harman for
horse hire for Mr Recorder, Mr Sheriff Ratclyffe, Mr Secondary Fytton,
three clerks of the compter, with other officers, to and from the court at
Richmond to invite guests to the lord mayor's feast £4.1s.4d.; 20 Nov. to
William Ravenscrofte for his charges being sent to the court with a letter
2s.10d.; 4 Jan. to him for his like charges to 'Portas' in Essex 12d.; 26 Jan.
to Richard Dodd for the charges of himself and certain aldermen's
servants at the court 5s.9d.; 29 March to Thomas Sympson for his charges
riding to Wouldham (Oldam) in Kent and to Dunmow in Essex with
letters for the procuring of preachers in the Easter holy days at St Mary
Spital 15s.7d.; 14 June by commandment of my lord mayor and court of
aldermen to Thomas Eccles leatherseller, ordinary post for London, for
the hire of 123 horse with foot cloths for the ambassador of Denmark (fn. 76) and
his train at 12d. the piece £6.3s.; 3 Sept. to John Smith [f.123] for his horse
hire and other charges sent to the court with a letter 5s.10d.; 17 Sept. to
Christopher Darrell servant to Mr Recorder for his diet and horse hire to
and from the court at Windsor 3s.; 27 Sept. to Phillip Treherne for his
horse hire and other charges in one day riding to the court with a letter
6s.9d.; summa £12.10s.1d.
208. 5 Oct. by order of court [28 Sept. 1585, Rep.21, f.211] to Sir Edward
Osborne knight and alderman for the redeeming of Hamond Ponde late
captive in Barbary £30; (fn. 77) more by like order [12 Nov. 1585, Rep.21,
f.237b] to Henry Huete clothworker for 8 fine broad cloths of him bought
to be sent into Barbary and Turkey for redeeming of captives in the same
countries £123.12s.11d.; (fn. 78) more by the said order to Sir Edward Osborne
for the assurance of £100 of the said sum late employed for the redeeming
of captives £8.8s.; summa £162.0s.11d.
209. For 12 canvas bags to serve for money and accounts 5s.4d.; to
Robert Smyth by order of court [29 Sept. 1585, Rep.21, f.211b] for his
pains in collecting and engrossing acts of common councils heretofore
made into one volume £30; (fn. 79) for 24 reams of writing paper bought of
sundry persons at divers prices as by the journal appears £5.11s.6d.;
210. [f.123v] 6 Oct. to William Edwyn bargeman for serving my lord
mayor elect to the lord chancellor to be presented to his honour 10s.10d.,
and to the bargemen in reward 12d., to the keeper of his lordship's
chamber door 2s.4d., and to the porter of his watergate 2s.; 29 Oct. to the
poor of Westminster when the lord mayor took his oath there 53s.4d.,
and to the keeper of the exchequer 2s., to the keeper of the chapel door
2s., to the queen's bedemen 2s., to the vergers there 3s.4d., to the sextons
2s., to the marshal's men 5s., to the keeper of Baynard's Castle 10s., and
to the porters there 3s.4d.; to William Edwyn bargeman for serving my
lord mayor, aldermen and other officers with their retinue the same time
to and from Westminster in the city's 2 barges and 2 other barges hired
£5.6s., and to the bargemen in reward 2s.; to Henry Ravenscrofte which
he paid by commandment of my lord mayor the same time to sundry poor
persons of Westminster 16d.; summa £10.8s.6d.
211. 6 Feb. at the court at Greenwich at what time the lord mayor was
knighted there viz. to the heralds 20s., the gentlemen ushers of her
majesty's chamber 40s., the yeomen ushers 20s., the grooms and pages
20s., the keeper of the great chamber door 6s.8d., the yeomen of the
cellars 10s., the yeomen of the buttery 10s. and the porters 20s.; to
William Edwyn for serving my lord mayor, aldermen and other officers
thither the same time in 2 barges 50s.8d.; summa £9.17s.4d.
212. [f.124] 12 Oct. by order of court [5 Oct. 1585, Rep.21, f.215b] to Mr
Wilkes clerk to the council [cf.73] for penning and setting down an order
before her majesty's council betwixt this city and the lieutenant of the
Tower of London £3; 9 Dec. to Robert Smithe for his pains and money by
him laid out touching the said matter 12s.; 1 July to him for drawing a
breviate of the points of the controversy betwixt the city and the
lieutenant 6s.8d.; summa £3.18s.[8d.] [cf.82]
213. 13 Oct. to Mr Dalton for his counsel and pains taken touching the
city's right in a certain way and passage to and from the back parts of the
city's tenements in the parish of St Clement Eastcheap by the churchyard
wall there 10s.[cf.92]; 6 Dec. to Mr Recorder for his counsel and pains in
the same cause 10s.; 18 Jan. to Mr Recorder's man for engrossing an
indictment against certain of the parishioners of the said parish for
stopping up the way and passage 2s.; 1 April to him for engrossing one
other like indictment 2s.; 16 April to Mr Daniell for his pains in the
matter 10s.; (fn. 80) 28 April to James Lorde for bringing one Arragon before
Mr Town Clerk to be examined in the same matter 12d., to Mr Town
Clerk for taking depositions of him and copies of the same 5s.4d., and to
Robert Smith for his pains therein 17s.6d.; summa £2.17s.10d.
214. [f.124v] 14 Oct. by order of court [7 Oct. 1585, Rep.21, f.216b] to Mr
Thomas Ware fishmonger by him to be employed in the service of the city
in the ward of Bridge Within wherein he is deputy 40s.; 15 Oct. to Mr
Daniell for his pains taken at the chancery bar for the orphanage of the
orphans of John Eston grocer deceased 10s. [cf.93]; 9 Nov. to Robert
Smithe for his pains and for money by him laid out for the recovery of the
said orphanage £3.10s.6d.; 16 Oct. to James Lorde for charges in law for
condemning, carriage and burning certain corrupt hops 9s.8d.; 23 Nov.
for charges in law for condemning the like corrupt hops 22s.6d. and more
to James Lorde for charges in burning the said hops and for a dinner for
certain persons appointed to search the same and other hops 26s.9d.; 19
Oct. to Robert Smithe for drawing and engrossing a pair of indentures
between this city and William Kyrwyn freemason for the new building of
Ludgate 10s. [cf.38], and for drawing and engrossing divers letters and
other things to the several companies to contribute to the building of the
same 10s.; the same day by order of court [21 Oct. 1585, Rep.21, f.223] to
John Bysshoppe ironmonger by him employed to the city's use 20s.;
215. [f.125] 23 Oct. to David Mannynge one of the yeomen of the
woodwharves for his charges riding westward for the view of wood
40s.1d., and to Thomas Redknighte one other of the said yeomen for his
charges riding into Essex and Kent eastward for the view of wood
£3.10s.3d.; 17 Sept. to Davy Mannynge for his charges riding westward
for like view of wood 41s.; to Thomas Redknight for his charges riding
eastward for the like view of wood £3.6s.2d.; summa £10.17s.[6d.]
216. 28 Oct. to John Shawe for writing a pair of indentures between my
lord mayor and this accountant for the city's plate and jewels delivered to
the lord mayor 2s.6d., and to two porters for carrying the plate and jewels
from the old lord mayor's to the new lord mayor 12d.; 19 March to
Richard Mathewe goldsmith for mending and gilding the city's greatest
livery pot and gilt bason 10s.; 29 April to Thomas Samon goldsmith for
mending the city's sword carried before my lord mayor 12d., and to him
for soldering and mending one of the city's livery pots 2s.6d.; this year to
divers persons for 8 cormorants' heads 2s.8d., and for 11 otters' heads at
3s.4d. the piece 36s.8d. as by the journal appears [cf.68]; summa
217. [f.125v] 8 Nov. by order of court [28 Oct. 1585, Rep.21, f.228] to
Lybbeus Barnard in respect of his diligent service heretofore by him done
to the city 40s.; 9 Nov. by order of court [26 Oct. 1585, Rep.21, f.225] to
Richard Thompkins grocer and William Middleton vintner to either of
them 50s. for their pains taken heretofore in looking to the measure of
charcoal and apprehending legers (ledgers) and other colliers remaining
in and about this city to shoot coals to the great deceit of her majesty's
subjects, over and above £5 heretofore paid unto them by like order for
their like pains £5 [cf.107]; 12 Feb. by order of court [23 Dec. 1585,
Rep.21, f.251b] to John Barnard, a Moravian born, to him given of the
free gift of this city 40s.; 7 June by order of court to Mr Alderman Barne
by him to be delivered to the clerks of Sir Francis Walsingham as of the
free gift of the court 40s.; 22 June by order of court [21 June 1586,
Rep.21, f.308b] to Margaret Smithe, widow of John Smithe the elder
deceased, in consideration of her poverty 40s.; summa £13.0s.0d.
218. 4 Jan. to the Lord Anderson's (fn. 81) porter in reward 12d., to the poor
there 2d.; 8 Jan. to a pursuivant for bringing the queen's letter to the lord
mayor and aldermen declaring her favour and goodwill towards this city
10s.; 22 Jan. to a pursuivant which came on a message from the court for
certain aldermen to repair to the court 2s.6d.; 8 Feb. by order of court [3
Feb. 1586, Rep.21, f.261b] to Katherine Lyddus wife of Robert Lyddus
(one of the waterbailie's servants) who remains now lunatic in Bethlem
towards her relief 20s.; for conveying a letter to Oxford 4d.; [f.126] 17
March to a messenger for carrying a letter to the Lady Gressham to
appear before her majesty's council for the repairing of the Royal
Exchange 5s.; 22 March to Mr Recorder which he gave to the bishop of
Canterbury's porters at Lambeth being there touching Mr Closse the
preacher 2s.; (fn. 82) 29 July by commandment of my lord mayor to Albert
Fyderkin, a Polonian born, (fn. 83) toward his relief 10s.; summa £2.12s.0d.
219. 13 Nov. for a dinner at the 'Salutacion' at Billingsgate for Mr
Chamberlain, Mr Dumer and other officers at what time they viewed,
measured and limited out the city's lands at and near Botolph Wharf
15s.4d.; 4 Dec. for a dinner at the 'Flyinge Horse' in Maiden Lane for Mr
Chamberlain, Mr Dumer and other officers at the cutting out of winter
liveries 26s.5d.; 15 Jan. for a dinner at the 'Harrowe' in Gracechurch
(Graciouse) Street for this accountant, Mr Dumer, John Martyn plumber
and other workmen and labourers being at Leadenhall weighing out of
old lead 13s.2d.; 22 Feb. for a dinner at the 'Harrowe' for this accountant,
Mr Dumer, with other officers and workmen being at Leadenhall
weighing out new pipes for the conduits in Aldermanbury and Fleet
Street 26s.10d.; 14 March for a dinner at the Banqueting House where
the conduit heads stand for Mr Chamberlain, Mr Dumer and certain
commoners appointed by order of court [8 March 1586, Rep.21, f.272] to
view the conduit and the defects thereof 23s.2d.; summa £5.4s.11d.
220. [f.126v] 15 Nov. to Mr Waterbailiff for a search by him made on the
river of Thames 9, 10 and 11 Nov. 34s.10d.; 14 Dec. to him for charges in
taking up a barge being sunk in the Thames over against Somerset House
7s.6d.; 11 Jan. to him for like search by him made on the river 4, 5 and
6 January 35s.5d.; for like seach made 12, 13 and 14 Feb. 37s.10d.;
22 March for like search made 14, 15 and 16 March 37s.8d.; 21 April for
like search made 17, 18 and 19 April 35s.6d.; 15 June for like search made
28, 29 and 30 May 43s.6d.; 19 July for like search made 11, 12 and 13 July
33s.2d.; 27 July to William Lathes under waterbailiff for like search by
him made 19 and 20 July 5s.4d.; 19 Aug. to the waterbailiff for like search
by him made 18, 19 and 20 Aug. 35s.10d.; summa £15.6s.7d. [cf.96]
221. [f.127] 6 Sept. for writs of attendance out of the chancery directed to
the sheriffs of Surrey and Middlesex for the summoning of 2 juries out of
the said counties to appear before my lord mayor on 19 Sept. at Putney
and Fulham to present the annoyances of the river of Thames 20s.; 19
Sept. to William Lathes under waterbailiff for his charges in delivering
the writs 5s.6d.; to William Edwyn bargeman for the carrying of the
provision of a dinner to Mr Aldersey's house at Putney for my lord mayor
and aldermen sitting there 19 September for the same purpose 18s.8d.,
and for serving my lord mayor and aldermen with other officers thither
the same time in the city's great barge 27s., summa 45s.8d.; to Edwyn for
dressing the barge 31s.8½d.; for a dinner for my lord mayor and aldermen
then and there £10.0s.7d.; to the sheriff of Surrey in reward for his
attendance and making warrants for the summoning of a jury there 10s.,
to three bailiffs for summoning 25 persons which appeared on the same
jury 8s.4d., to the said bailiffs for their dinners 3s., to the jurors for their
dinners 25s., and to the poor there 17d., to the [f.127v] sheriff of
Middlesex in reward for his attendance and making out warrants for
summoning a jury at Fulham for the conservancy of the river 10s., to 6
bailiffs for summoning 34 persons which appeared on the said jury
11s.4d., to 7 bailiffs for their dinners 7s., to 26 men sworn on the jury for
their dinners 26s., and to the poor there 3s., to Mr. Chalenor's 2 servants (fn. 84)
in reward 2s., to the ringers of the bells at Fulham church 2s., for boat hire
between Putney and Fulham 6d., and in reward to the bargemen 4s.; to
Mr Waterbailiff for charges of himself, his men, the under waterbailiff
and 12 watermen from Blackwall eastward unto Colney Ditch beyond
Staines westward two whole days with the said 2 juries to search out the
annoyances of the river with 7s. paid for a towing line and 2 ropes for 2
grapnels £7.6s.8d.; 18 Oct. to the jury of Surrey giving up their verdict in
Southwark of the annoyances of the river 20s., to the jury of Middlesex
giving up their verdict at Westminster 20s., and to the keeper of the
chancery court there for attending and laying the cloth there 2s.6d.; to
William Edwyn bargeman for serving my lord mayor and aldermen
thither the same time to take the verdicts 11s.6d.; summa £30.16s.8½d.
222. [f.128] 20 Nov. to Edward ap John for 2 bushels of wheat meal for
the trial of the assize of bread to be made by Mr Chamberlain and Mr
Aske one of the bridgemasters 7s.8d., and for carriage thereof 2d.; 3 Jan.
to Edward Lyle for bread by him and Mr Recorder's man bought at
Westminster and within the Duchy (fn. 85) court by commandment of my lord
mayor 2s.3d.; 18 Jan. by order of court to Robert Rogers servant to Mr
Alderman Martyn which he paid to George Grymes brown baker for half
a quarter of wheat meal and making trial thereof for the assize of bread
20s.8½d.; (fn. 86) summa £1.10s.9½d.
223. 23 Nov. to Mr Recorder for his pains taken two several times in
moving the lord chief justice of the common pleas, (fn. 87) once privately and
once pleading before his lordship and other justices at Westminster at the
bar there, for the bringing down of a suit by writ of procedendo
commenced against William Gardner leatherseller for £300 by him due
for that he refused to be sheriff [25 June 1585, Rep.21, f.184] (fn. 88) 30s.; 3 Dec.
to James Lorde for attending and arresting William Gardner for the £300,
2s.6d.; 31 Dec. to Mr Daniell and Mr Owen to either of them 10s. for his
pains taken in the council chamber touching the matter 20s.; 1 March to
Robert Smithe for his pains and for money by him laid out in the matter
25s.4d.; 17 [f.128v] May to Mr Recorder for his pains at the common
pleas bar at Westminster for the bringing down of the matter 20s; 26 May
to Robert Smithe for his pains and for money by him laid out in the matter
10s.6d., and to Mr Daniell, Mr Owen and Mr Fuller to every of them 10s.
for his pains taken in conferring together 30s.; summa £6.18s.4d.
224. 26 Nov. by act of common council [27 May 1585, Jor.21, ff.437–8] to
Mr Anthony Ratclyffe merchant taylor for that he took upon him the
office of shrievalty in the stead of Mr Giles Garton ironmonger who lately
refused the same £100; more to Mr Henry Prannell vintner by like act for
that he took upon him the office of shrievalty in stead of Mr John Lacy
clothworker who lately refused the same £200; (fn. 89) to George Hannam clerk
of the warrants in the common pleas for entering and filing the warrant of
attorney for the mayor and commonalty 6s.8d.; and to Humfrey
Masterson for entering the warrant of attorney for the mayor and
commonalty in the king's bench 3s.4d.; summa £300.10s.0d.
225. [f.129] 1 Dec. by act of common council [30 Nov. 1585, Jor.22, f.5b]
to the Earl of Leicester towards his charges into the Low Countries of the
free gift and goodwill of this city in new angels £500; to Anthony Marten
goldsmith for the exchange of £500 in old angels to be carried and put into
the exchequer in place of £500 in new angels delivered to the Earl of
Leicester 41s.8d., and to a porter for carrying £500 in white money into
the exchequer for the new angels 6d.; summa £502.2s.2d.
226. 9 Dec. to Robert Smithe for money by him laid out and for his pains
in the suit commenced against this city by Sir James Acrofte for the office
of garbling (fn. 90) 23s.8d.; 31 Dec. to Mr Daniell and Mr Dalton to either of
them 10s. for his pains taken in drawing a book between Sir James Acrofte
and this city for his interest in the office of garbling throughout England (London only excepted) 20s.; 22 Jan. to Mr Owen for his pains and
for his counsel at my lord mayor's house with Sir James Acrofte's counsel
for agreeing upon a book to be engrossed for the said office 10s.; 19 Feb.
to Mr Daniell and Mr Owen to either of them 10s. for his further pains
[f.129v] 20s.; 1 March 1586 by order of court [1 March 1586, Rep.21,
f.269b] to Joan White widow for one quarter due at Christmas 1585 which
Sir James Acroft knight should have paid unto her for the said office £10
and to her for charges in law for passing the foresaid book between this
city and Sir James Acroft 40s.; 1 March to Mr Daniell for his pains in the
assurance to be made of the office 20s., to Mr Owen for his pains therein
10s.; and to Philip Treherne for calling the committees together for the
said matter 3s.4d.; 17 March to Sir James Acrofte for his interest in a
letters patent under her highness' great seal for the office of garbling of
spices, drugs and other merchandise throughout the realm of England
(London only excepted) which letters patent are conveyed over by
writing to Mr Anthony Radclyffe and Mr Richard May merchant taylors
and other commoners by the consent of common council to the use of this
city £666.13s.4d.; to Robert Smithe for drawing and engrossing the said
book of assurance made to Mr Radcliffe, Mr Maye and other commoners
by Sir James Acrofte of the office of garbling and for drawing and
engrossing several obligations for the assurance of one annuity of £40 to
Joan White widow for the said office during her natural life and
obligations for saving Mr May and the other commoners harmless
£3.8s.8d.; summa £687.9s.0d.