The borough of Kings Lynn
Extracts from the Chamberlains' accounts

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1887

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'The borough of Kings Lynn: Extracts from the Chamberlains' accounts', The Manuscripts of the Corporations of Southampton and Kings Lynn: Eleventh report, Appendix; part III (1887), pp. 213-231. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=67107 Date accessed: 22 July 2014.


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Extracts from the Chamberlains' accounts

(A). Extracts from The Chamberlains' Accounts.

Chamberlains' Accounts from 1 Edward III to 4 & 5 Philip and Mary.

1–2 Edward III.—Account of Roger de Buttele, Thomas de Melcheburne, William de Hautboys and Richard de Jakesham, chamberlains of the town of Lenn of all reccipts and expenses, from Michaelmas-day 1 Edw. III. to the same feast next following. The account of expenses comprising the following items,—

viiis. viiid. given to Richard de Oxwikes for enrolling the charter before the king,

iiis. iiiid. given for the expenses of Thomas the clerk at the feast of St. Michael when he sought the Bish[op] by the advice of Walter of Norwich,

xxid. given for a hakenye for the use of the same Thomas at that time,

iiiili. xs. given for the expenses of John de Swerdeston, Thomas de Melchburne, Thomas the clerk and their associates at York at the feast of St. Michael for furthering the business with the bishop.

iiis. iid. given to Richard de Oxwikes for judicial briefs for the Prior of Spaldinges,

xls. given to Adam de Fincham for having counsel about the bishop's business,

lxxviiis. given for expenses to John de Swerdeston and Roger de Buttele towards the parliament at York.

5–6 Edward III.—Account of Robert Erl, Thomas Rytwis, Thomas Baunne and Richard de Wotton, chamberlains from Michaelmas, 5 Edward VI. to the same feast next following. The account of expenses comprising the following items,—

viiis. given for the sealing of the new statute,

iis. given to three messengers of the king,

iis. given to two messengers of the king,

iiis. vid. given to Thomas the clerk for his expenses towards Norwic,

xliiis. given for the expenses of Roger de Bristole and Thomas the clerk towards Oxford and remaining there,

xxxiiis. vid. concerning the expenses of the Maior of Oxford, Richard de Cary and other burgesses of Oxford, when they answered to the interrogations of the same persons,

vis. viiid. given to the chamberlain of the court, when the letter was sealed,

lxixs. given for the expenses of John de Walsingham and Thomas the clerk,

xxs. given for the expenses of Thomas the clerk at London for the staple of wools,

xls. for the expenses of Thomas the clerk and his associates at London to the last parliament,

xxs. given for bread sent to Isabell the old Queen when she came from Walsingham,

iiili. iiis. iiiid. given for a cask of wine sent to the same queen,

xls. given for oats sent to the same queen,

vs. given for bread sent to the bishop at another time,

viiis. given for wine sent to the same bishop,

iiiis. given for six herouns sent to the same bishop,

xls. given to the clerk of Oxford for having their statutes,

vis. viiid. to the clerk writing the said statutes,

xxs. to Richard de Cary and his associate for the counsel of the same clerk.

7–8 Edward III.—Account of Robert Braunch, Hamon de Cokeford, Robert de Dokkynge and John de Manegrene, chamberlains, &c. The account of expenses comprising the following items,—

xxvd. given for carrying tribute to the queen to Rising',

xiiis. iiiid. given to the bishop's steward, for his offering,

xviiid. for a pair of gloves to the same steward,

xxid. given for carriage of sand towards the east gates and for a hakeney to Risinge,

vs. iiiid. given for the expense of the removal of the 'Holygostes,'

iiis. iiiid. given for the expenses of the bailiffs of the Tolboth,

vili. xvs. ixd. for the expenses of William de Brinton and Thomas the clerk to the parliament at York and for asserting liberty there,

xili. iis. iiiid. given for expenses at St. Botham by the hands of the chamberlains at the day of love between the men of Lyncoln and Lenn.

lxvis. viiid. given for a barell of Sturgeoun sent to the Bishop or Norwyces,

vili. iid. given for flesh and swans sent to the Queen.

8–9 Edward III.—Account of Laurence de Fordham, Reginald de Sisterne, John de Contessale and William de Hoo, chamberlains, &c. The account of expenses comprising the following items,—

xxxvis. vid. given for the expenses of the king and queen when they crossed over the water, by the hands of Laurence de Fordham and Reginald de Sisterne,

xls. given "pro Robis serviencium,"

vs. vd. given for the expenses of the serjeants coming to consult with the community for their affairs,

iiis. viiid. for the expenses of the servants of the Sir John Stormyn,

iiis. iiiid. given to the clerk of John Shardelowe,

ixd. for a valet going for John de Rokele,

xiid. given for a letter sent to Ely,

vid. given for ship-passage towards the king's ships,

xd. given "pro cust' lane apud Le Tolbothe,"

lvli. given for the acquisition of the new charter and a duplicate of the same, by the hands of Geoffrey de Mumbi and Thomas the clerk, besides xxli. of the king's fine, and cs. for things sent to the Lord Robert de Ufford.

Also, the following items of tribute and offerings grouped together under "Exennie":—

lviiis. given for flesh-meats sent to Queen Isabel,

xxs. for lampreys sent to the same Queen,

viiis. xd. given for wine sent to the same Queen,

xviiid. given for wine sent to the sheriff of Cantebrigge,

iis. vid. for bread sent to the bishop,

viid. ob., for bread sent to the Lord de Multone,

xiid. ob., for bread sent to the Lord de Morele,

iis. vd. for a quarter of oats sent to the same lord,

iiiis. viiid. for two quarters of oats sent to the Lord Hugh de Audele.

viiis. for wine sent to the same lord and also to Robert de Morele,

iis. xid. given for a quarter of oats sent to the Lord Robert de Morele at another time,

vis. given for wine sent to the same Robert and to the Lord de Wake,

iijs. for wine sent to the bishop,

viis. viiid. given to Adam de Norwye for wine sent on the day of the Lord's Nativity,

vs. given for Rhine wine sent to the bishop,

xxid. for bread sent to Roger de Kerdesstone and his associates,

vid. ob. for bread sent to Constantine de Mortuomari,

iis. vid. given for bread sent to the bishop,

ixs. iiijd. for wine sent to the same bishop,

ls. vid. for flesh-meats sent to the same bishop,

xxxs. for lampreys sent to the same bishop,

Also under the marginal heading "Expense Navium"—

iiiili. xs. given to Geoffrey Wreke for the freight of a ship called The Caterine,

xxivli. vis. given to Roger Fanchild and Roger Catour, for the wages of mariners in Lord King's service,

vs. given for oars to the said ship,

xili. given to Roger Fayrchild for his costs on either passage,

xviiid. given to Philip Wych for a message to Lincoln,

xxiiis. id. given to Henry Bataylle for ale and other expenses in the ship of Roger de Buttele,

lviis. for xii quarters of wheat, for the expenses of mariners in two ships for the King's use.

9–10 Edward III.—Account of Hugh Botele, Walter de Ixworth, William de Grentham and Roger Folcard, chamberlains, &c. The account of expenses comprising the following items,—

viiili. xis. viiid. given to John de Swerdeston and William de Secheford for their costs to parliament,

ixs. given for lampreys and sturjoun for the use of the Sheriff of Norfolk,

vid. given "pro pulsatione libertatis,"

xd. ob. for guard kept on the arms in the Guild Hall,

vs. given for bread sent to the Lord King,

iiiili. xs. given for a pipe of Rhine wine sent to the same King,

xxd. ob., given for the making and carriage of the same pipe,

viili. vis. viiid. given for two barells of sturjoun sent to the same King,

viili. vis. viiid. for two barells of Sturjoun sent to the Treasurer and William de Monte Acuto.

10–11 Edward III.—Account of Simon de Veteringe, Robert Robat, John de Wesenham, and Simon de Snoringge, chamberlains, &c. The account of expenses comprising the following items,—

ixli. vis. viiid. given for two gerfalks bought for the use of the Lord King,

viis. vid. given "pro jessis caprouns and turrez" to the same gerfalke,

xxxviiis given to Andrew de Biri for keeping of same gerfalke,

xiiis. iiiid. given to Sir Edmund de Lenn for assistance in court throughout that year,

xxiid. given for the expenses of the Justices in the Gild-Hall,

viiili. iiis. ixd. given for the expenses of Roger de Buttele, Geoffrey Drewe, and Thomas the clerk to London to the Lord King's council,

xvs. vid. given for the cleansing of Pufflet and the other watergates,

iiiis. iiiid. given to two "currours" towards London,

iis. given to Thomas Wulsi for asserting liberty in the Steward's Hall,

iiis. viiid. given to the Clerk of the Lord King's ships,

iiiis. given to the Lord King's "heraud and trumpour,"

xxs. given to Olaver Justice "del Tylbastoun" at his first coming,

xxs. given to John de Harsik and his associate,

xxs. given to Costantine de Mortuomari their associate,

xxs. given to Adam de Fincham their associate,

ixs. iiiid. given to the clerk of the same Justices,

xis. iiid. given for bread and wine sent to the same Justices for this time,

xiis. given for gloves for the same,

iiis. iiiid. given to Robert Cokes, the clerk of the sheriff.

Also, under the marginal heading of "Expense Navium," these items,—

xvli. xvis. id., given for wages of men in three ships in the Lord King's service, viz., The Cog Johan vili. xis. xd., The Seintemaricog iiiili. ixs. iiiid., The Katerine iiiili. xvis.

lxvili. xis. given for wages of men in seven ships in the King's service, viz., The Katerine viiili. xiis., The Rose viili. viis., The Seintemaricog ixli. xvis., The Katerine, xili. xis., The Margareteixli. xvis., The Welifar' ixli. xvs., The Cog Johan ixli. xvis.,

xvili. given "pro armis emptis ad Galliam,"

xxxiiiis. given to Paul Underclif for arms,

xxxvs. given for the reparation of old arms.

Also, these items for the strengthening of the walls of the town and the paving of the market-place:—

lili. iiiis. viid. given "pro clayis, gleyo, et pilis pro defenso circa muros communitatis,

lxvs. xd. given for pavement made in the common market, by the hands of John de Swerdeston, mayor.

11–12 Edward III.— Account of Robert de Wuttone, Simon de Roughtone, William de Swantone, and Stephen de Kentes, chamberlains, &c.:—

The account of expenses comprising the following items,—

xiiis. iiiid. given to the keepers of the Lord King's falcoun,

iiis. given to the Lord King's servants.

vs. iid. given for passing a certain minstrel of Sir William de Monte Acuto towards parts beyond sea,

iiiis. given to Benedict de Byri for keeping the gerfalcoun,

xls. given to Thomas de Melcheburne for his expenses to the king's parliament at Notingham,

liiis. vd. given to the same Thomas for the same purpose for two turns at Westminster,

xli. given to Thomas de Melcheburne, for his ship called The Magdalene.

xxiiiis. given "pro lupis aquaticis et anguillis missis regine veteri,"

liiili. viiis. given for the expenses of ten ships, viz., The Katerine Major, The Trinitez, The Katerine Minor, The Gracedu, The Margarete, The Blithe, The Seintemaricog, The Welifar', The Rose, and The Magdaleyne.

ixli. xviiis. given to three ships found by the community in the service of the Lord King, going towards Gernemuth at the feast of St. Mark the Evangelist, viz., to John de Reppe constable of the ship called The Katerine Major lxxviis. for the sustenance of twenty men in the said ship for fourteen days; to Andrew Kynd constable of the ship called The Welifar for sixteen men in the said ship for the said time lxiiis.; and to William de Secheford constable of the ship called The Katerine Mirror, for fourteen men in the same ship, for the same time lvis.

12–13 Edward III.—Account of John Richwys, Thomas Belleyetere, William de Santone, and Henry de Guntone, chamberlains, &c.: The sum accounted for being ccccxiili. iiis. iid. ob. qa, and the account of expenses comprising the following items,—

xxs. given to Richard de Castel the King's clerk, coming on the King's business,

xs. given to John Payn the King's serjeant, being with the same Richard,

vis. viiid. given to two esquires being with the same persons,

iis. given to their valet,

iis. vid. given to four valets of the same persons,

ixs. viiid. given to the esquires and valets of Thomas de Drayton, Admiral at Lenn,

iis. viiid. given to a valet carrying the Mayor's letter to the Admiral to Gipewyc,

iiiis. given to Walter Kellock and William Baunne, going with the Mayor's letter to Hunstaunton to the masters and constables of five ships, prepared for war in the King's service, to appear before the Mayor and community to answer the men of Seland concerning divers things taken from them by the mariners of the same five ships,

xxs. id. given for the expenses of Henry de Gunton and Robert Robat going to Orwelle for furthering the business of the community with Thomas de Drayton, Admiral,

iis. given to the minstrels of Sir Robert de Morlee,

xls. given for a falcons, given to Sir Walter de Cheshunte the Queen Isabell's steward,

iiis. iiiid. given to a serjeant-at-mace of the Lord King.

Also, amongst the notable matters of this roll, the "Expense Navium" and the "Expense Roberti de Morle Admirall."

13–14 Edward III.—Account of Thomas de Swerdeston, William de Utterynge, William de Snorynge and William Erl, chamberlains, &c.: the account of expenses comprising the following items,—

xxs. given to Sir William de Playford,

vis. viiid. given to Richard atte Rode the Lord King's Serjeant-atarms,

iiis. vid. for stones bought for making the pavement in the common way to the "communem latrinam in Brigegate"

lxxis. paid for a falcon given to Sir Walter de Chesthunt,

iis. xid. paid "pro gentaculo" of the Sheriff of Norfolk and Sir John de Wilton at Richard de Wotton's tavern,

xxxiiis. iiiid. delivered to Richard de Skyron for his expenses to London upon the Lord King's arrival from parts beyond sea,

cis. ixd. given to John de Mongomeri "et familie sue et familie domini Willelmi de Cusaunce,"

liis. iid. for the expences of the same persons,

lxs. given to Geoffrey de Bouresyard, for his assistance in reforming the peace between the Lady the Queen and the community of the town,

iiis. given for the carriage of wine and turbot sent to the Queen.

17–18 Edward III.—Account of Philip Wych, John de Conteshal', Thomas de Fransham and William de Swanton, chamberlains, &c.: the account of expenses comprising the following items,—

ixli. xviiis. xd. paid for flesh-meats sent to the Lady Isabell the Queen,

iiili. xvis. id. in offerings sent to the servants of the Lord King at Thorndenes, at the first coming of the Lord King to Rysyng.

cs. "pro duobus salc'" sent to the King at the same time,

vis. viiid. given to John de Windesone the King's doorkeeper at the same time,

iiis. viid. given for the charges of the Lord King's palfrey at the same time,

iiis. given for gloves with the Lord King's falcon at the same time,

iiid. for a horse taken by Mertum messenger to Rysing, at the same time,

xiid. given to the King's messenger, John Disarchis,

xviiid. given to the King's messenger, Thomas de Rouston,

iiid. given to a runner of the Lord King,

xiid. given to the Earl of Suffolk's minstrel,

xiid. given to the Lord de Bardolf's minstrel,

iis. vid. given to divers of the King's runners at divers times,

xxd. given to two of the King's messengers,

iiis. iiiid. given for a letter carried to Sir John de Orby.

20–21 Edward III.—Account of William Erl, Thomas Cook, Adam de Refham and John de Denby, chamberlains &c.: the account of expenses (in all, cccccxxviiili. xviiis. iiiid. ob.) comprising, together with numerous gifts to messengers and minstrels of the King, the particulars of xviili. vs. vd. spent on offerings sent to divers persons, viz., the Earl of Lancaster, Lord le Wake, Sir John le Grey, the Sheriff of Norfolk, the Lord le Scales, John de Thouresby, the Queen's maid, Sir John Howard, Thomas de Branbourgh, Richard de Beketon, Sir Robert de Causton, the Sheriff of Norfolk, the Lady Howard, John de Wesenham, John Syward, the Bishop of Durham, Thomas de Lexham and John Cheuelee.

25–26 Edward III.—Account of John de Chierford, Nicholas Coke, John de Fyncham, and Stephen Fot, chamberlains, &c.:—The account of expenses comprising the following items,—ixli. xiis. ixd. paid for a pipe of wine and a barrel of Stourgon, sent to Lady Isabell Queen of England, and for money given to John le Butelier and for the carriage of same offerings to Rysingge,

iis. xid. paid for wine sent to Jon de Berneye and Roger Vyrly, Justices,

xiis. given to John de Wyndesonere and other men of the King's servants when the he was at Rysyngge,

27–28 Edward III.—Account of Thomas de Botelesham, John de Bekeswell, Nicholas de Somersham and John de Ridham, chamberlains: the account of expenses (in all, clxxvili. xvs. 1d.) comprising the following items,—

xviili. xvs. xd. expended by the hands of Nicholas de Somersham chamberlain, for the expenses of the Mayor and other honest men of Lenn toward Norwic, and there, and returning, and for offerings sent to Sir William de Sharushille and his associates, and for money given to divers men of the law for their counsel,

xxxvis. viid. given to divers of the King's messengers and runners, and divers heralds and minstrels of the Prince, the Duke of Lancaster and of divers other Lords,

xvid. paid for wine sent by John Bateman and Sir Simon de Babbinglee,

vs. iiiid. paid for wine sent to Thomas de Drayton, Admiral, and divers of the King's serjeants-at-arms,

iis. viiid. paid for wine sent to Sir . . . . de Brewes,

xiid. paid for wine in the beginning of the year, when the Mayor and honest men of Lenn went to Geywod to present the Mayor to the Bishop,

vli. xiiis. iiiid. paid "pro vno doleo vini" sent to the Lord Bishop,

iiili. iiis. iiiid. paid "pro laumpers" sent to the bishop,

vid. paid for "canevaces" in which the said "laumprois" were carried.

28–29 Edward III.—Account of Ancelm Braunch, Thomas de Bukworth, Rogers Wyth and Robert Bryselee, chamberlains, &c.:—

The account of expenses (in all iiiixiiiixx li. xvs. viid.) comprising the following items,—

xxviis. paid to divers messengers, runners and minstrels,

iiiis. paid for wine sent to Master Thomas de Morle and Master Walter de Elvedon "coreccoribus domini Episcopi,"

vs. paid for wine and bread sent to Sir Robert de Morle,

iis. iid. paid for wine and "pikes" sent to Richard de Cornwalis the King's serjeant-at-arms, when he came for the arrest of the ship,

xs. paid for wine spent on the Sheriff's bailiffs, when they came for the Queen's gold,

iiis. vid. paid for wine sent to Sir Thomas de Ufford,

xxxiid. paid for wine sent to Sir Simon de Babbinglee,

xl. paid for wine sent to the Lord Thomas of Brymbre,

iiiili. xvis. id. ob. paid for ciiiqrs. xili. of wax sent to the Lady the Queen,

vli. xs. paid for two barels of storjoun sent to the same Queen,

xviid. ob. paid for carriage of the said barels and wax.

xxs. paid for "ii. tartelettes," given to Peroce de . . . the said Queen's servant.

iiiili. xiiis. iiiid., paid to Edward de Cretinge sheriff of Norfolk, for the Queen Phelippa's gold, pertaining to her from the fines of the men of Lenn, made before William de Sharushulle and his associates, Justices of the King's Bench, at Norwich, for certain excesses, extortions and transgressions.

29–30 Edward III.—Account of Nicholas de Swerdestone, John de Brunham, Edmund de Brestone and Andrew Taverner, chamberlains &c., the account of the expenses (in all, cclxvili. xis. i ob.) comprising the following items,—

iiis. iiiid. paid for wine, sent to Sir Robert de Morlee, junior,

xxli. sent to Phelippa Queen of England,

xli. sent to her son,

vli. vis. paid for a piece of wax sent to the said Queen,

iid. ob. paid for the carriage of the same,

liiis. iiiid. paid to William de Swanton mayor for his horse, given to the said Queen,

xls. given to the said Queen's steward,

iiis. iiiid. given to the said Queen's messenger,

iis. given for a sword, bought and given to a certain minstrel of the same Queen, viz. to a certain herald,

viili. xis. iiiid. paid for a piece of work and a barel of stourjoun sent to Cicel' de Wesenham.

30–31 Edward III.—Account of Geoffrey Attetolboth, Thomas Curzon, William de Wesenham, and John Bolla Lyste, chamberlains &c., the account of the expenses (in all, iiiixiixx li. xixd.) comprising the following items,—

vli. xs. paid for two barels of stourgoun sent to the Lady Isabel, Queen of England.

vili. paid for herrings sent to the same Queen,

ixs. paid for bread and "pikes" sent to Robert de Morlee,

xs. ixd. paid for wine, sent to Sir Robert de Causton, Sir John de Drewes, Sir John de Wilton, and John de Wesenham,

viiis. paid for wine sent severally to Sir John de Camoys knt., John de Coluill, John de Berneye and William de Dalton, the King's Justices.

39–40 Edward III.—Account of Geoffrey de Fransham, Richard de Henton, John de Nenteneye and Walter de Dunton, chamberlains &c.: the account of expenses (in all clxvli. xviiis. iiid. ob.) comprising the following items,—

iiili. vs. iiid. ob. paid for a pipe of Rhine wine and its carriage to the bishop,

iiili. xs. paid for a pipe of wine sent to the Duke of Lancaster,

xlis. paid for herouns sent to the Duke of Lancaster,

iiiili. iiis. vid. paid for oats sent to the Duke of Lancaster.

43–44 Edward III.— Account (without the first membrane, and otherwise imperfect) of . . . . chamberlains: the account of expenses comprising the following payments to minstrels and runners (cursores),—

xs. given to the king's minstrels,

iiis. iiiid. given to the minstrels of the Earl of Hereford,

xiid. given to the Earl of Warwyk's minstrels,

xxs. given to Lord Spencer's minstrels,

iiis. iiiid. given to the Earl of Oxford's minstrels,

iiis. iiiid. given to two minstrels,

xxd. given to minstrels of the King of Scotland,

vis. viiid. given to minstrels of the Earl of Suffolk,

iiiis. given to the minstrels of Lord Morlee,

iiiis. viiid. given to the Duke of Lancaster's minstrels,

xiid. given to the Earl of Suffolk's 'wafrer,'

iiis. iiiid. given to two 'gyterners' of the same earl,

xiid. given to two 'waferers,'

xxvis. viiid. given "diuersis menestrallis et cursoribus per diversas vices."

44–45 Edward III.—Account of Henry de Cove, Roger Paxman, Thomas de Conteshale and Edmund Belleyetere, chamberlains, &c.: The account of expenses (in all, clxiiili. xis. iid.) comprising the following items,—

iiiis. vid. paid for wine sent to Sir Ralph Fereres,

xxxixs. viiid. paid for wine, botores, herouns and oats sent to the Lord Nevill, Admiral.

vis. vid. for wine and other charges upon Thomas Mortimer, the esquire of the Lord Bishop,

iiis. iid. ob. paid for wine sent to the Lady de Morle, with similar gifts to divers other personages,

Also, the following gifts "Menestrallis et Cursoribus,"

ixs. xd. given to seven "Waffreres" at seven times,

iiis. iiid. given to Balsham and his associates, minstrels of the Earl of Suffolk,

iis. given to two minstrels of Sir Robert de Morle,

iis. given to two minstrels of Sir William de Hoc,

iis. given to two minstrels of Sir Walter Manne,

iis. given to the minstrels of Sir Robert Mortimer,

iis. viiid. given to four other minstrels at two times,

xxd. given "menestrallis et tripudiatoribus in Festo Natal' Dni,"

iis. given to minstrels on the first day of May,

iiis. given to a player (ludenti) on the same day,

iiiis. viiid. given "tribus thitheratoribus," at three times,

iiis. iiiid. given to three minstrels, at three times,

iis. given to a "gitener" of Sir Robert de Morle,

xiid. given to a minstrel,

xxd. given to a King's messenger,

iiis. iiid. given to a messenger who brought the King's brief for proclaiming peace between us and Flanders,

iiis. iiiid. given to the Chancellor's clerk, who brought a brief for arresting the men of Flanders,

xxd. given to the messenger who brought briefs "ad dños terr' pro parliamento,"

vs. given to five runners (cursoribus) of the Lord King, at five times.

45–46 Edward III.—Account of the same four Chamberlains of the receipt of money of the Gild of the Town of Linn, "videlicet de medietate catalli cujuslibet Gilde," granted by the community of the said Town in the Gildhall, for making ditches and amending the defects about the said town.

46–47 Edward III.—Account of Hugh de Elyngham, Adam Clerk, William de Holmeton and John Kempe, chamberlains:—The account of expenses comprising the following items,—

cxiis. paid for a piece of wax weighing ciiiqrs. xiiilb. sent to the bishop of Norwyc,

iiiili. xs. paid for a pipe of red wine sent to the same bishop,

ixs. vid. paid for eight flagons of wine sent to Sir Robert Howard at the time of the agreement made between the Community and James de Marham,

viis. iiiid. paid for eight flagons of wine, white and red, sent to the Lord Duke of Brittany,

xvid. paid for wine and spices, spent on Geoffrey de Folcham the Duke of Lancaster's steward,

xviiid. spent in sweet and red wine on Edmund Gurney,

xd. ob. spent in wine on the Steward of Lenn in the presence of the Mayor,

viiid. in wine spent on the same Steward and Edmund Gurney,

viid. for one potel (uno potello) spent on Brundale,

vid. "in uno potell' vini" spent on Thomas de Fakenham, the King's serjeant-at-arms.

Also, a great number of particulars of the expenditure of cclviiili. xis. vid. on the barge.

47–48 Edward III.—Account of John Blower, John Tatleshale, Thomas Drewe and Robert Kent, chamberlains &c.: the moneys received amounting to ccxlixli. vs. 1d. ob. The account of expenses, besides the ordinary disbursements and such gifts and offerings as are noticed in the previous accounts, gives particulars of expenditure "pro libertate manutenenda ac compoto vini dulcis," "de preparatu unius navis supra mare ex mandato Regis," and of further cost of the barge, amounting to xlvili. xvs. iiiid.

48–49 Edward III.—Account of Roger Paxman, John Waryn, Walter Dunton and Ralph Colkirke, chamberlains &c.: the moneys received amounting to ccxxxiiili. viis. vd. qa., while the account of expenses comprises the following particulars of charges, arising from a meeting of persons banded together against the peace,

xiid. paid to the bearer of the Mayor's letter to Edmund Gurney, for his counsel respecting the persons imprisoned for the disturbance of the peace,

iis. iid. paid for wine to be expended in the presence of the said Edmund for the said cause,

vs. iiiid. paid for wine spent at another time in the presence of the said Edmund and other chief men of the town, for the aforesaid cause,

iiis. viiid. paid at another time for wine on the same abovesaid account,

vs. viiid. paid for wine spent before William Berhard the Lord Prince's steward and other chief men of the town of Lenn on the day on which the same meeting (eadem conventicula) at the Friars Carmelites began to assemble,

vis. viiid. paid to John Olkam for his counsel on the aforesaid occasion,

xxs. paid to Edmund Gurney for making a session [?] for delivering the said prisoners (pro cession' faciend' ad d'cos imp'sonat' lib'and'),

iiis. iiiid. paid and given to John Sewale clerk of the Justices of the Peace on the matter aforesaid.

50 Edward III. to 1 Richard II.—Account of Thomas Curson, John Penteney, William Erl, John Brandon, chamberlains, &c.: the sum of the moneys received being vcl. li. vis. iid. qa. The account of expenses gives particulars of ciiili. ixs. vid. qa. spent on the barge and its boat; cxiiili. 1d. ob. on the costs of a certain enclosure for the defence of the town; and Dcxvli. vs. vd. ob., under the heading "Custus causa suggestion,' Epi' Norwic coram Concil' ppoite," a division of the account that comprises two momentous items, viz. cccxviiili. xvs. iiid. paid as well to the Lord King "matri sue" as to divers other persons labouring for the community in respect to the Bishop's said cause; and cxvili. ixs. ixd. paid for the expenses of the Mayor aldermen and other honest burgesses, going from Lenn to London on account of a certain suggestion, touching them and very many of the community of the town of Lenn, laid before the King's Council by the Bishop of Norwich, for a certain transgression done to him in the town of Lenn; the amount of the disbursements for the year being Dccclxxiiiili. xvs. ixd. qa— a sum exceeding the receipts of the year by ccxxiiiili. ixs. viid. qa. Further it is represented by the accountants, that in addition to the amount of this large deficit, the town is indebted in xli. to the Mayor for labour; in xls. to Thomas Morton the clerk for counsel; in xxs. to Roger Bailly, the Serjeant of the community, for counsel; and in iiiili. to the Chamberlains. This account is followed by a list of the creditors of the town, beginning with The Confraternity of the Great Gild of the Holy Trinity of Lenn, to whom the Town owes clxli.

1–2 Richard II.—Account of John de Titleshale, Henry de Betele, John Donham and Philip With, chamberlains, &c.: the expenses, payments and allowances of the account (in all, Dcclxxiili. xvs. viid. qa,) opening with ccxlili. ixs. viid. paid as well to the brethren of the Gild of the Holy Trinity as to the other creditors of the last year.

3–4 Richard II.—Account of John Kepe, Robert Kent, Robert Pulter and Thomas Faukes, chamberlains, &c.: the sum of the payments and allowances being ccclili. xiiiis. xd.

5–6 Richard II.—Account of Thomas de Conteshale, John Kempe, Philip de Staunforde and John Wace, chamberlains, &c.:—the amount of the payments and allowances being cciiili. xvs. ixd. ob. qa.

8–9 Richard II.—Account of Edmund Belleyettere, John Lokk, John de Dunham and William de Silesden, chamberlains &c.: the payments and allowances (ccciiiili. xvis. ixd.) comprising the following items,—

lxvis. viiid. paid for a pipe of wine sent to the Bishop of Norwic', to the priory,

xxxs. viiid. ob. paid for twenty-four lampreys sent to the same bishop, with canefas for wrapping them in (pro eisdem involvendis),

xvid. paid for the boat of the same bishop going towards Scotland,

xxd. paid for two flagons of wine, sent to Robert Cailly,

iiiis. paid for wine, sent to Sir Thomas Percy, Admiral towards northern parts,

xiid. paid for one flagon of Malvesy, sent to Sir John Freton, Archdeacon of Norfolk,

xvid. paid for two flagons of wine sent to Sir William Gunthorp one of the Barons of the King's Exchequer,

xis. vid. paid for seventeen flagons and a quarter of wine, sent to the Bishop of Norwic "in toura sua versus Scociam,"

xd. given to two runners of the King's Exchequer,

vis. viiid. given to a certain messenger of the Bishop of Norwic, coming from Scotland,

iiis. iiiid. paid, by the council's gift, to a certain herald of the Earl of Northumberland,

xxd. paid, by the council's gift, to a certain messenger of the Queen of England,

iiis. iiiid. given to certain players, playing an interlude on Corpus Christi day.

iiis. iiiid. paid, by the Mayor's gift, to persons playing the interlude of St. Thomas the Martyr.

12–13 Richard II.—Account of John de Wenteworthe, William de Bircham, John Bold and Alan de Wamegey, chamberlains, &c.: the

payments and allowances (in all, ccciiiixiiiixx li. xviiis. vd. ob) comprising the following items,—

xls. paid for a pipe of Gascon wine, sent "cuidam dominorum Prucie ambassiate ven' in Angliam pro diversis debatis inter Pruciam et Angliam sedandis,"

xviiis. ivd. paid for ten quarters of oats sent to the same lord,

xis. viiid. paid to the cook of the bishop of Norwich and other servants, when the same bishop dined with our mayor, on what day the said Lord of Prucia ought to have dined with him, but came not to dinner because he left the town for London before dinner.

22 Richard II. to 1 Henry IV.—Account of John Wynteworth, Thomas atte Brygg, Thomas Fawkes and . . . . . chamberlains: receipts with the "remanet" carried over from the previous year amounting to cccclxili. xiiis. vid. ob. qa., and the account of expenses, &c. comprising the following items,—

xxxvs. ixd. for the expenses of Master Ralph Selby, one of the Barons of the Exchequer in the month of January,

iiiili. in gifts to the servants of the Duke of Albemarle,

xxli. given to the same lord,

xlvis. viiid. in the expenses of the said duke,

vis. in the ferrying of the same duke over the river at two times,

xvd. ob. in wine spent for the same duke,

xxli. given to the Lord of York,

xvid. in wine for the same lord,

xiiili. vis. viiid. given to the Duchess of York,

xvid. in wine for the same duchess,

xxxs. in wine and lampreys given to the same Lord of York,

lxvis. viiid. given Richard, the son of the said duke,

xxs. given to the Treasurer of the duchess of York,

vs. xd. for the ferrying of the said duchess,

xld. in wine for the same duchess,

xvis. xd. in the expenses of Robert Bockesham and Thomas Waterden to Sestre with a letter on having speech with the Lord King,

xxvis. viiid. in the expenses of John Brandon to London on the affairs of the town,

xls. in reward to the same John Brandon.

3–4 Henry IV. — Account of Robert de Brunham, Richard Denby, John Marche and John Botesham, chamberlains, &c., together with the account for the same year of the receipts and payments of William Wintworth, Mayor of Lenn, and also the account of William Burton, Collector of Taxes. Differing from previous rolls of the series, in comprising a Mayor's account and a Tax-Collector's account, this roll points also to a change in the financial arrangements of the borough, in that each of the four chamberlains renders a separate account for the share done by himself of the work, hitherto performed conjointly by all four chamberlains. From the beginning of this change in the manner of keeping the accounts, the Chamberlains' Rolls, though no less fruitful of the evidence especially useful to the local historian, are for a considerable period far less rich in matters of general interest. The other rolls for this reign are of the years 6–7, 9–10, 11–12, 13–14, 14–15 of Henry IV.

1–2 Edward IV.—Accounts of Robert Pilly, Robert Kereby, Thomas Trust and Edmund Pepir, chamberlains, &c., the expenses, &c. of the accounts comprising the following items,—

iis. viiid. paid for two flagons of sweet wine sent to the Lady de Scales, to Middelton,

iiiis. iiiid. paid for three flagons of red wine and one flagon of sweet wine, sent to the Lady de Scales, to Middelton,

iis. ixd. paid for one flagon and a quart of red wine, and one flagon of sweet wine and for bread, given to the Lord de Scales when he first came to Lenn,

vs. iid. paid for two flagons and one potell of red wine and two flagons of sweet wine, sent to the Lady de Scales, to the Friars Carmelites,

iiis. paid for two flagons and one quart of sweet wine, given to the Lord de Scales in the house of Arnulph Tixonye, when the same Lord rode to the King,

iis. iiid. ob. paid for two flagons and three pyntes of red wine, sent to the Lord de Scales with certain fishes at another time,

xvid. paid for a flagon of sweet wine called Tire, given to the Lord de Cromwell,

xiiiid. paid for a potell of Tire and a potell of wine called Renysshewyn given to the wife of John Twier,

iis. paid for two flagons of red wine, spent in the house of Arnulph Tixonye by the Mayor and the most of his brethren, being there to see a certain play at the Feast of Corpus Christi,

iiiis. paid for four flagons of wine, given to the Lord Arundell,

xiid. paid for a flagon of red wine, given to Sir William Langestrother knt, Master of Carbroke,

viiid. paid for the hire of two horses for John Burbage, to ride to John Fyncham, to speak with him on divers matters of business of the community,

iiiis. iiiid. paid to the king's minstrels, by way of reward,

xiid. paid to the minstrels of the Lord de Scales,

xxd. paid to the minstrels of the Lord de Cromewell,

iiis. iiiid. paid to the minstrels of the Earl of Warwic,

iiiis. paid to the minstrels of the Duke of Norfolk,

iiiis. paid to the minstrels of the Earl of Warwic,

vs. given by way of reward to a certain serjeant-at-arms coming on a message of the Lord King,

iiis. iiiid. given by way of reward to another of the King's messengers, bringing a letter to the Mayor for provision of wheat,

iiis. viiid. paid for wine, spent on Sir John Howard knt., in the presence of the Mayor and other honest men of the town,

iiiid. paid for the cleaning of the Mayor's sword,

xxs. given by way of reward to the Skinners of the town for their labour about the procession at the Feast of Corpus Christi, this year,

iiiis. given by way of reward to the sailors of this town on the same day,

vis. viiid. paid for one quarter and half-a-quarter of cremesyne velvett for the mayor's sword, and for the making up of the same velvet.

5–6 Edward IV.—Accounts of John Tilly and Richard Colvile, chamberlains &c. the account of expenses comprising the following items,—

xxd. for five potells of red wine and xxd. for five quarts of sweet wine, spent at Geiwode, when the Mayor assumed his charge for this year,

viiid. for a potell of sweet wine, spent when the Mayor and divers of his brethren went round the town, to see the tenements of the community,

iiis. paid for three potells of red wine and three potells of sweet wine, given by the Mayor to the Lord de Scales at Middelton, at the Feast "sante Lucie Virginis,"

iis. viiid. paid for two flagons of red wine and one flagon of sweet wine, given by the Mayor to the Lord de Cromewell at the Bole.

On the dorse of this roll appears, the Account of William Caus, Mayor of Lenn, for the second year of his mayoralty.

13–14 Edward IV.—Accounts of John Coke bocher, William Edwards, Robert Waryn, and William Coke tiler, chamberlains &c.; the accounts of expenses &c. comprising the following items,—

xxxixs. iid. paid to John Burbage, for his expenses at London on the affairs of the community of Lenn in Hilary Term 13 Edw. IV.,

xls. paid for part of the expenses of William Nicholasson and John Burbage on the affairs of the community in Hilary Term 14 Edw. IV.,

xxvs. paid "pro uno vase vini del Riene" given by the Mayor to Sir Robert Wyngefeld knt.

vs. paid for the carriage of the same wine to Harley where the said knight stays,

xvid. paid for a flagon of sweet wine, sent to the Lord Duke of Suffolk, being in the hospice of 'The Bull.'

(B). Extracts from the Trinity Gild Rolls.

7–8 Henry IV.—Richard de Thorp one of the Scabins of the Gild Merchant of the Holy Trinity of Bishop's Lenn, from the Feast of the Holy Trinity 7 Henry IV. to the same Feast in the following year accounts for,

xxxs. received of John Foxe of Castellacre for one stone for tombs sold to him,

xxxs. received of Ralph de Mydelton for one stone of a like kind sold to him.

In the same account Thomas Ploket, another of the Scabins for the same year, accounts for,

xxvis. viiid. received of the Rector of Fransham Magna for one stone for tombs (pro uno lapide pro tumulis) sold to him.

In the same roll John de Thoresby, another of the Scabins for the same year, accounts for,

xxxs. received of the Bailiff of Dodyngton for one stone for tombs sold to him,

xxxiiis. iiiid. received of Lauren Trussbut for two stones sold to him,

xvis. viiid. received of Alan Baret for one stone sold to him,

xixs. received of William Baret for one stone sold to him,

xxs. received of a certain chaplain of Ely for one stone sold to him,

xixs. iiiid. received of Nicholas Say of Ely for one stone sold to him,

xixs. iiiid. received of John Horne of Rydon for one stone sold to him,

xxs. received of Walter Todenham for one stone sold to him.

In the same roll, Bartholomew de Cysterne, another of the four Scabins for the same year, accounts for,

xxs. received of Robert Salusbury for one stone for tombs sold to him.

9–10 Henry V.— Account of the four Scabins of the Gild Merchant of the Holy Trinity, from the Feast of the Holy Trinity 9 Henry V. to the same Feast in the following year, wherein they account for the following moneys received for admissions of brethren and sisters into the Gild.

cs. received of Sir de la Ware for his entrance,

cs. received of John Jemynglond clerk, Rector of Stukey, for his entrance,

cs. received of John Colyn clerk, vicar of Bynham, for his entrance,

cs. received of John Rudland deceased for his entrance,

cs. received of John Staunton for his entrance,

vis. viiid. received of John Wesenham junior for his entrance by right of his patrimony,

vis. viiid. received of William Swanton for his entrance in like manner,

cs. received of Richard Franke for his entrance,

cs. received of Adam Elsy for his entrance,

cs. received of William Cok for his entrance,

cs. received of John Coker for his entrance,

cs. received of Margaret the wife of William Hunderpound for her entrance to the spiritual benefits of the Gild (pro ingressu suo ad spiritualia beneficia gilde),

cs. received of Margaret Galyon for her entrance in like manner,

cs. received Agnes the wife of John Salesbury for her entrance in like manner,

cs. received of Alice Brunger for her entrance in like manner,

cs. received of Margaret the wife of William Cok' for her entrance in like manner,

cs. received of Alice the widow of Richard Leechour for her entrance in like manner,

cs. received of Katherine late the wiife of Adam White for her entrance in like manner.

cs. received of Agnes widow of Hugh Crosse for her entrance in like manner,

cs. received of Beatrice May for her entrance in like manner,

cs. received of Cristina formerly the wife of John Capenet for her entrance in like manner,

cs. received of Joan Fleete for entrance in like manner.

Also the same Scabins, for the same year, account for the following disbursements under the head of 'Constructio Nove Aule,'

xxxvli. xvs. iiid. spent in the wages of divers masons working on the New Hall from the last Feast of the Holy Trinity to the same Feast at the revolution of the year,

xxili. spent in the wages of John Turnour's workmen during the same time.

vili. iiiis. iiiid. spent in stone "cum monyell" bought in divers parcels for the same work,

viiili. xvs. iiiid. spent in "waltyle" bought for the same work.

xiiili. ixs. iid. spent in lime bought for the same work, in divers parcels,

xxxviiis. spent in sand bought in divers parcels for the same work,

iiiili. xixs. viiid. in iron bought for the same work, with the making thereof,

vili. xvis. xd. ob. spent in divers other purchases and charges, for the repair of the same hall at divers times,

xxxiiili. vs. vd. paid to Nicholas Rollesby of Bakton in the county of Suffolk for timber for the said hall and the building of the same hall, as is declared more fully and evidently in the separate account of Philip Franke.

This account is followed in the roll by a list of the debts (i.e. moneys due) to the Gild, amounting to £1,213 18s. 7d. (one thousand two hundred and thirteen pounds, eighteen shillings and seven pence) a list of the articles of plate &c. belonging to the Gild, and a statement of the Gild's stock of mill-stones and other stones.

The noteworthy list of articles of plate &c. gives these particulars,—

1. In the custody of the Alderman remains one cloth of gold (pannus deauratus) for the funerals of the gild,

2. Also there remains in the custody of the same alderman the Register of the Gild, with three bags with the rolls of the accounts of the gild,

3. Also in the custody of the same Alderman one little chest with the treasure of the Gild, of which he has the one key and the Mayor the other,

4. Also there remains there one little chest with the muniments of the gild, together with another chest bound with iron and having a hanging lock,

5. Also there remains in the custody of Nicholas Chesterton the Dean, a wand of silver for the dean's office,

6. Also there remains in the custody of William Spyre a vessel for holy water with a wine-cup of silver, weighing fifty-three ounces 'troie,'

7. Also there remains in the custody of the same William two 'salts' with two little covers of silver, weighing twenty-and-a-half ounces,

8. Also there remains in the custody of the same William one silvergilt chalice with a cover, weighing fifty-two ounces,

9. Also there remains in the custody of Philip Franke one chalice with a cover of silver and enamelled (una pecia cum cooperculo argenti et anamelat') weighing fifty-one ounces,

10. Also there remains in the custody of the same Philip one chalice with a cover, of silver and enamelled, weighing forty ounces and halfan-ounce,

11. Also there remains in the custody of the same Philip, one chalice with cover of silver and enamelled, weighing thirty ounces and halfan-ounce,

12. Also there remains in custody a chalice with cover of silver-gilt, weighing twenty-five ounces and half-an-ounce,

13. Also there remains in the custody of William Spyre a silver chalice with cover, weighing eighteen ounces and half-an-ounce, formerly belonging to J. Porter,

14. Also there remains in custody one banner of tapestry (doser) with two pieces of tapestry for laying on benches, powdered with owls and parrots, formerly belonging to the Dean (unum doser ii bancalibus bubonibus et citacis pulverizatis, quondam decani),

15. Also there remains a cup with a cover of silver gilt, weighing thirty-six ounces and half-an-ounce, in the custody of W. Waterden.

To the enquirer, who searches the list of of the several sums of money due to the gild, and compares the list of the gild's debtors with the lists, given in another entry of this report, of the Potentiores, Mediocres and Inferiores of the town, the part played by the gild in the entire community becomes manifest. Members themselves of the gild, the principal persons of the Potentiores could use the recources of the gild for their own necessities, and obtain from its exchequer the aid required by their friends and adherents. Holding office amongst the jurats they used their influence in the gild for sustaining the corporation in the career of financial extravagance that collapsed in a later year of Henry the Fourth's reign. The great Gild Merchant was the chief bank of the community, and so long as it maintained this position its Alderman was the strongest man, and the chiefs of the gild were the most potent of the Potentiores of Bishop's Lenn. Here is the list of gild's debtors at the feast of the Holy Trinity in 10 Henry IV.,

William Style, scabin of the gild, in the gild's debt for£119 1 10
William Spyre, scabin of the gild, " " "£5 10 3
Philp Franke, scabin of the gild " " "£8 11 3
William Waterden, scabin of the gild " " "£22 1 8½
John Warner, late scabin of the gild " " "£84 14 3
Walter Curson, late scabin of the gild " " "£36 13 5
John Parmonter " " "£6 17 2½
John Malpace " " "£14 12 10
Bartholomew Systerne " " "£5 18 1½
John Bucworth " " "£12 15 11½
John Bolt " " "£9 0 0
John Spicer " " "£4 15 0
Robert Couper " " "£1 13 4
John Woode " " "£5 0 0
William Baret " " "£1 13 4
William Shelton " " "£5 0 0
Master S. Baret " " "£2 10 0
The Sheriff of Crowmere " " "£5 0 0
John Wyntworth " " "£2 16 8
Richard Brandon (for his wife) " " "£4 0 0
William Paston " " "£1 13 3
John Maunyng " " "£5 0 0
Thomas Brygge " " "£8 0 0
The same in the gild's debt for£10 0 0
The same (for the debts of Thoresby, R. Waterden, R. Systerne and P. Franke) " " "£15 0 0
John Jeve " " "£1 13 4
John Spycer (for his wife) " " "£2 10 0
John Wesenham junior " " "£0 6 8
John Staunton " " "£5 0 0
Richard Franke " " "£2 15 0
John Jemynglond clerk, Rector of Stukey " " "£5 0 0
Adam Elsy " " "£1 10 0
William Cok " " "£5 0 0
John Coker " " "£5 0 0
John Ridland " " "£2 13 4
Richard Lecchour (for his wife) " " "£5 0 0
John Copenot " " "£2 10 0
Hugh Crosse " " "£3 15 0
Joan Flete " " "£5 0 0
Adam White (for his wife) " " "£5 0 0
W. Style (for M. Hounderpound) " " "£2 10 0
Margareta Galyon " " "£5 0 0
T. Salesbury (for Agnes his mother) " " "£2 10 0
Alice Brunger " " "£5 0 0
W. Erle, James Fitz Nicol, J. Wesenham and S. Festwell (by one obligation) " " "£30 10 0
The Mayor and chamberlains (by one obligation, " " "£40 0 0
John Wace, T. Waterden, J. Wyntworth and W. Hunderpound (for the chapel of St. Nicholas) " " "£20 0 0
T. Brygge, J. Brunham and eight other persons for the church of St. Margaret, by one obligation " " "£20 0 0
The Mayor and chamberlains (by one obligation) " " "£10 0 0
The Community of Lenn " " "£26 13 4
The Community of Lenn " " "£300 0 0
The Community of Lenn (in respect to R. Botkesham) " " "£60 0 0
The Community of Lenn (at the coming of King Henry IV. in the time of E. Belleyetere the Mayor) " " "£58 15 10
The Community of Lenn (for William Waterden and John Curson) " " "£8 0 0
John Durward " " "£100 0 0
Robert Botkesham " " "£6 11 8
T. Ploket, J. Wesenham and their associates for lead for St. Margaret's Church " " "£0 12 8
T. Worsted, W. Hunderpound, W. Blakeney and R. Burgeys " " "£25 0 0
The Executors of the will of Henry de Elmham, from the sale of his tenement in Damgate " " "£1 0 0
Philip Franke, scabin, in moneys delivered to him in respect to his office in the Gild's debt for£30 0 0
John Systerne, scabin, in moneys delivered to him in respect of his office " " "£8 10 0
John Systerne, scabin, in moneys delivered to him from the debt of John Malpace " " "£2 13 4

The result of the account being that in addition to the numbered moneys in the Treasury, the Guild has,

£ s. d.
(a.) In the above-stated divers debts1213 18 7
(b.) In millstones of divers sizes120 0 0
(c.) In gravestones and paving-stones34 0 0
£1367 18 7

10 Henry V. to 1 Henry VI.—Account of John Systerne, William Spyre, Philip Franke and William Waterden, scabins of the Gild of the Holy Trinity, of receipts and disbursements from the Feast of the Holy Trinity, 10 Henry, to the same Feast 1 Henry VI. The account of Receipts comprising:—

ml ccxli. iiis. viiid. ob. of moneys due to the Gild,

xiiiili. xiiiis. iiiid., from rents of assise and income from the right of a certain ferry,

xlixli. iiiis. ixd., from farm of houses,

xlixli. xiis. from sale of millstones,

xxiili. iis. from sale of gravestones,

viili. xixs. from cranage of merchandise,

lli. from admissions of Brethren and Sisters into the Gild: the items under this head comprising (1) cs. from William Molle for his entrance after death, (2) cs. from Robert Sprot for his entrance after death, (3) cs. from Margery Kyrketon for her entrance to the spiritual benefits of the gild after death, and (4) cs. from Margery Martyn for entrance in her life.

And the account of disbursements comprising the following items under the head of "Constructio nove aule,"—

xixli. iiiis. iid. for builders' wages,

vili. iiiis. viid. for stones in divers parcels and for their carriage,

xli. xis. xd. for "thactyle" and "waltyle,"

xxxiiis. iiiid. for lime,

xxis. xd. for sand and the carriage of the same,

ixli. xviis. vid. spent in anchors and other things of iron,

lvis. viiid. for waynscot,

xiiiis. xd. paid to Henry Plomer "pro fundacione gutturis,"

xli. paid to Thomas Tyler in part payment of his agreement,

xls. paid to Walter Kerver of Castelage for his labour,

ixli. iis. xd. ob. paid to Peter de Rollesby carpenter and his associates beyond his mere agreement,

xxxvs. xid. ob. in diver costs and charges,

In all,—lxxvli. iiis. viid. ob.

16–17 Henry VI.—The Account of the Scabins of the Gild of the Holy Trinity of Lenn, for this year comprises the following list of jocalia, resting in the Treasury,—

(1.) Silver-gilt chalice with cover, weighing fifty-two ounces,

(2.) Silver chalice with cover, adorned with the image of the Trinity, weighing fifty-one ounces,

(3.) Silver chalice with cover with similar image, weighing fifty-four ounces,

(4.) Silver chalice with cover, made in the shape of a bell, formerly belonging to John Wesenham, weighing twenty-eight ounces,

(5.) Silver chalice with a cover, adorned with leopards, weighing thirty-one ounces,

(6.) Silver chalice with cover, adorned with three angels, late the chattel of Adam Markaunde, weighing twenty ounces,

(7.) Silver chalice with cover, late the property of Thomas Borstede (?), weighing twenty-eight ounces, and three-quarters and half-a-quarter of an ounce,

(8.) A new silver gilt chalice with cover, bought by John Parmenter late Alderman, "que pecia vocatur le Standyng Kowpe," weighing forty-eight and . . . ounces,

(9.) A black . . . with silver-gilt cover, late belonging to Margaret Hunderpounde, weighing twenty-one ounces,

(10.) A black . . . with silver-gilt cover, late belonging to Richard Waterden, weighing eighteen ounces,

(11.) Silver vessel for holy water, weighing thirty-five ounces,

(12.) Silver wine-cup, weighing nineteen ounces and half-an-ounce,

(13.) Two silver wine-cups with covers, weighing twenty ounces and half-an-ounce,

(14.) Fourteen spoons, late belonging to Isabel Waterden, weighing twelve ounces,

(15.) The silver wand for the Dean's office at the Feast of the Holy Trinity.