Churchwardens' accounts


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'Churchwardens' accounts: 1507-8', The medieval records of a London City church: St Mary at Hill, 1420-1559 (1905), pp. 262-265. URL: Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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[a.d. 1507–8.

Iohn Russell'Wardens.
Harry Edmonds

Chantry Accounts. Church Rents. Payments.]

(fn. 1) The Casualtes thys yere.

Fyrst, We Charge vs with sertayn money delyuerd be the handes of Stevyn sawnnderson & harry Edmondes vnto harry Edmondes & Ioh'n Russell', of all' suche proffettes, Revenewes, Arrerages, beqwestes, Casualtes or eny othere avangtages Commyng to the seyd Cherch'e in thys yere past, as hereaftyre folowyth'.

Also we haue Resseyuyd of the Supploragiis of the last yereix l'iviij siiij d
Receyuyd of the gyft of Master Ioh'n Redy & Master Rychard the paryche prest for there dewte of the bede Rowll' be them gevyn to the Chercheij s
Receyuyd of Ioh'n Banester for the Arerages of the Corner hows at stokkes, persell' of the lyvelod of Maister Cambryge Renttes, the xx day of Aprill', Ao ml' v c viij, whiche schuld a be payd the yere before vnto harry Edmondes in hys Tyme, that ys to say, mydsomer and myghelmasseiij l'i
And now we have Receyuyd be Arbytrymentt of Maister Aldernesse, Wylliam Smert, Raff Tomson and gylbard gentyll. summalj sviij d
Rec' the viij day of may, of Iamys mongombres wyffe, for her husbandes beryall' in the pardon Chyrch'e yerd, and for the wast of ij Torchys, masse and dyrege. Summaij sviij d
Ress' of Ioh'n mongham for the beryall' of hys dowter wythyn the Cherch'exiij siiij d
Rec' of hym for the beryall' of hys other dowghter in the pardon Chyrche yerde. summaij s
Rec' of Maister Aldernesse for the beryall' of hys ij dowghteres in the pardon Cherch'e yerd and for the wast of ij torchys, to euery Chyld viij d. summav siiij d
Rec' of Wylliam smert for the beryall' of hys dowghter wytheyn sentt stevyns Chapell'xiij siiij d
Rec' of Wylliam pykeryng for the beryall' of hys Chyld yn the pardon Cherch'e yerdij s
Rec' of Wylliam Ryvell' for the beryall' of hys sonn yn pardon Chyrch'e yerdij s
Rec' of Mestres bowghe for the beryall' of herre seruanttij s
Rec' of water dovlyn for the beryall' of hys mothyreij s
Rec' of mestres Axe of the quest of Thomas huntvj sviij d
Rec' of Wylliam husse be an oblygacion of mestres noneley for xxxij wekes, euery sonday xij d. summaxxxij s
Rec' of the gaderyng of men & women on hop monday and Tewsday. summaxxx s
Summa, xvij l'i xv s iiij d.

[Payments for the Church.]

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(fn. 2) Item, payde for makyng ij gret keys to the west dore yn the lytyll' Chyrch'e yerd. summaviij d
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Item, payde for beryng of viij torchys on Corpus Christi day abowt the parysch'eviij d
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(fn. 3) Item, payd for byrchen bowys agayn mydsomeriiij d
Item, payd for brede, wyne and ale on Relyke sonday for the qwereiiij d
Item, payd the xxj day of Iulii to Nychollas bettnam, Mason, of ottam yn Kentt, yn party of paymentt of the batylmentt of the south syde of the Chyrch'e. summaiij l'i
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Item, payd for v bell' popys for the bell' Ropysxv d
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Item, payd to a Carpynter for v days to make the pewys in the west end of the Chyrch'e and mendyng of other pewe dores. summaiij siiij d
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Item, payd to a fowndere, of lothbery, for makyng & sowdryng of ij branchys, one before owr lady in the qwere, and anothere before the salutacion of owre ady yn seynt katryns Chappell'xx d
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Item, payd att thomas battes for brede & ale spent vppon Certeyn of the parysch'e when they had Chosyn a new Chyrch'e wardenij dob.
Item, payd for iiij dosen Cotton Candell' for all' thys yere for the qwere and for morowe masse, at xv d the dosen. summav s
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(fn. 4) Item, payd to Ioh'n Balame & to anothere porter for leyng vpp the tymber & makyng Clene the Chyrch'eyerd & swepyng the wyndows agayn Crystmasse. Summaiiij d
Item, payd to the Rakere for C[arege?] of all' swepyng of þe Chyrche þis yereviij d
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(fn. 5) Receites of klerkes wages, beme lygh't and pasch'all' money.

Ress' thys yere of the Gaderyng of the klerkes wagesvj l'i
Rec' thys yere of the Bemelyghtxiij siiij d
Rec' thys yere of the paschall' moneyxj sviij d
Summa, vij l'i v s.

Paymentes of same.

Item, payd to Ioh'n lawe, parych'e Clerke, for a hole yeres wagesiiij l'ixiij siiij d
Item, payd to harry hunt, sexten, for half a yeres wagesxx s
Summa of this paymentes, v l'i xiij s iiij d.
Rest Clere of same, xxxj s viiij d.

[Wax Reckoning. Allowances. Rehearsal. Debts to the Church.]

(fn. 6) Memorandum: Thomas Byrtte, lyme burner, oweth to sentt mary hyll' Chyrch'e the xij day of Ianuarre, Anno ml' v c vij, as ytt aperyth by Wylliam Ryvelles boke, for Colys bowght and delyuerd hym by the parysse. Summav l'ix siiij d
Wherof hath be Resseyvyd yn lyme be me, Ioh'n Russell', thys yere vnto the Reparacions of all' the lyvelod aforseyd, iij C di. at v s the C. summaxvij svj d
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