Accounts
March 1534 - March 1536

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J. V. Kitto (editor)

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1901

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32-43

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'Accounts: March 1534 - March 1536', St Martin-in-the-Fields: The accounts of the churchwardens, 1525-1603 (1901), pp. 32-43. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81878 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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March 1534 - March 1536

The accompte of vs John Russell and Will'm Theybylwaitt wardens of the P'isshe of Saynte Martens in the ffelde by Charyn crose in the Countie of Midd' electe and choson by the consent will and Agrement of the hole bodye of the same p'isshe to contynew as wardens ffrome the ffeste of the An'unciacion of our blessed Lady Saynt Mari the virgyn in the yere of our lorde god M (fn. 1) cccccxxxiijti vnto the same ffeste of or Lady in Anno Dominj M (fn. 1) cccccxxxvti That is to saye for the space of two hole yeres complet, As here after ensuith. (fn. 1)
Memorand' the forsayde wardens do charge them wt iijli. ixs. vijd. of the Accompte of the warde's being in the same Roome the laste two yeres before as apperith in their Accompte of the which forsaid. iijli. ixs. vijd. ther was owyng and due to be payed by them for certayne Charges in ther said tyme, the which wee the abouenamed wardens did paye after oure entre Whereof the p'cells hereafter ensuethe, ffor the which wee ax Alowaunceiijli ivs
Inprimis payed to Nicholas our Clarke in full payment of his hole yeres wages for playing on the Organs (fn. 2) wt the .xjs which Remayned in his hands at the last Accompte of the olde wardens S'mxiijs iiijd
Item pd to John Young for Bawdriks for the Bellsiijs
Item pd to Henry Romayne for mendyng of A clapar of one of the bels in the Stepleviijd
Item pd for bred and Ale and for Chese at the tyme (fn. 3) of the Accompte of the laste wardens for the p'issheoners in the Chirche S'mxviijd
S'm payd of the forsaid. iijli. ixs. vijd.xviijs. v
And so reste clerely in the box. ljs. jd.

Receyts for buryalls Obyttes and Knelles for this fyrste yere.

In primis receued the xxvjti day of m'che ffor the buryng of Henry Romayns s'u'nt for the two smayll lighttsiiijd
Item Receued the same day for the burying of Richard Halls sonne for two Torchis and the two smayll lighttsxviijd
Item Receued the same day for Mr wilsons yeres mynde for the greate lighttsxxd
Item receued the xijth day of Maye ffor the buryall of Nicholas Clarke
Item receued the xvjth day of Maye ffor the buryall of Elizabeth Skate for ye [smayll lightsiiijd
Item receued for the knyll of the said Elizabeth Skateiiijd
Item receued the xixth day of Maye for the buryall of Masteris Halle for the greate Lights and for the Torches. S'miiijs
Item receued ffor her Pytt and her knellvijsviijd
Item receued for the waste of the Tapersiiijd
Item receued the xxijth day of Maye for the burying of Stark's child for ye [smaill lightsiiijd
Item receued for the knell of the same Childiijd
Item receued the vj day of June at the buriall of Henry Tomson for the [smayll lightsiiijd
Item receued the vijth day of June for the Mounthis mynde of Nicholas Clarke for the Mydill lighttysviijd
Item receued the xiijth day of June for the greate lighttis and Torchis At the Monythismynd of Master Hall S'mvs
Item receued the xixth day of June for the small lights at the burying of Master woods childeiiijd
Item receued the ixth day of Julij for the Midull lights at the burying of Thomas Cresse S'mxijd
Item receued the xxijth day of Julij for the great lights and the Torchis at the yeres mynde of the goodwyff Arnoldiiijs
Item receued the seconde day of August at the buryall of Gylbert surgions wyff for the Midull lightsvjd
Item receued the xj day of August for the smayll lights at the burying of the good man Lauternemakers child S'miiijd
S'm receued on this syedxxixs. vd
Item receued the xviijth day of August for the greate Lights and Torchis At the yeres mynde of Master went S'miiijs
Item receued the xixth day of August for the Midull lights at the burying of the goodman Wasshis saru'ntxijd
Item receued the iiijth day of Octob'r for the smayll lighttis at the burijng of A woman out of the goodman wharroltons howseiiijd
Item receued the iijde day of November for the greate lights at the buriall of Jemys A Coleniiijs
Item Receued for his Pytt in the Church. S'mvjs viijd
Item Receued for the knell of the said Jemys A Collen S'mxijd
Item receued the xxxti day of November for the Midull lights and Torches at the Monthismynde of the forsaid Jemys Colen S'mxvjd
Item receued for the Midull lights and for iiijor Torches at the buriall of the Good wyff Pecoke S'mijs
Item receued for the smayll lights at the buriall of Robert Charlis Childe the iiijth day of decemberiiijd
Item Receued for the greate lights and the Torchis at the yeres mynd of Master Whashe the xijth day of decemb'riiijs
Item Receud for the smayll lights at the burying of A poore woman the which dyed in the Strete the xvth day of decemberiiijd
Item receued for the burying of A poor man the which came oute of the Clarkes howse for the smayll lights the xviijth day of december
Item receued the xviijth day of Januarij for the greate lights and for the Torches at the yeres mynde of John Noris S'miiijs
Item receued the iiijth day of ffebruarij for the Smayll lyghtys for the burying of A Childe out of Jamys A Colens howseiiijd
Item receued the viijth day of ffebruarij for the smayll lightts at the burying of Rawff Wharoltons man S'm
Item receued the xjth day of ffebruarij for the Middyll lights for the burying of Thomas Butler. S'mviijd
Item receued the xvijth day of ffebruarij for the smayll lightts at the burying of Rawff Wharroltons Maydeniiijd
Item receued the xviijth day of Marche for the smayll lightts At the bvriall of Alice Smythe S'miiijd
Item receued the xxiijth day of Marche for the smayll lights at the Monythis Mynde of the forsaid Thomas Butleriiijd
Item receued for the bequest of Humfrey Cook geuyn out of Jesus mase (fn. 4) and tomorow mas (fn. 5) towardes the Maynten'nce of the Chirche Ornamentes for this firste yere S'mvjs viijd
So'ma receued on this syedxxxvijs viijd
S'm' to'llis of the burials. Obites and knels for this firste yere receuediijli. vijs. jd
The Receyttys ffor the Buryalles Obettes and knelles ffor this seconde yere as followt
In p'mis receued the iijde day. of Maye for the Smayll Lightts at the burying of Master Stokwodes saruauntviijd
Item receued the vth day of Maye ffor the greate Lights and Torchis and for other charges at the burying of Master Batholomew S'mxiiijs
Item receued the xxijth day of Maye for the greate lights and the Torches at the burying of Symond Clarke and for his pyt and knell S'mxjs viijd
Item receued the viijth day of June for the yeres mynd of Master Hall for the greate lighttys and for the Torches S'miiijs
Item receued the xvth day of June for the smayll lights at the burying of Will'm Browns Childe S'miiijd
Item receued the xvjth day of June for the smayll lights at the buriall of John Wylson S'miiijd
Item receued the xviijth day of June for the Midull lights at the Monythe mynde of Symonde Clarke S'mviijd
Item receued the xixth day of June for the greate lighttys and the Torches at the Buryall of Masteris Toppeiiijs
Item receued for the forsaid Masteris Toppes pytt and knyll the same day S'mvijs viijd
Item receued the iijde of Julij for the smayll lights at the Buryall of John Pewterar S'miiijd
Item receued the ixth day of Julij for the greate lights and the Torchis at the buryall of John Browne S'miiijs
Item receued for the smayll lights at the buriall of A poore woma' the whiche died in the stret the x day of Julij S'm
Item receued for the Monyth mynde of Masteris Toppe the xvijth day of Julij for the gret lights and the Torchisiiijs
Item receued the xxixth day of Julij for the greate lights for the buriall of Johan Whashexiiijd
Item receued the xiijth day of August for the gret lights and the Torchis at the yeres mynde of Henry went S'miiijs
S'm' receued on this syedlvjs xd
Item receued the xvth day of August for the greate lights and the Torchis at the burying of Master Clarke S'miiijs
Item receued for the pytte of the same Master Clarke and for his knyll the day afore writton S'mvijs viijd
Item receued the xxth day of August for the Midill lights at the buryall of Rob'rt Arnold S'mviijd
Item receued the xxjth day of August for the Middyll lights at the buriall of John Arnold S'mviijd
Item receued the vjxt day of Septemb'r for the Midull lights at the buriall of Johan Arnolde S'mviijd
Item receued the xjth day of Septemb'r for the gret lights and the Torchis at the mo'th mynd of Master Clarke S'miiijs
Item receued th xiijth day of Septemb'r for the mydle lights and torches at the buriall of Sir Adams or prest (fn. 6) S'm
Item receued the xxjth day of September for the smayll lights at the buriall of Master dvnstalls Mayden S'miiijd
Item receued the xxviijth day of Octob'r for the gret lights and the Torches at the yeres mynde of Master Arnold S'miiijs
Item receued the xxixth day of october for the smayll lights at the buriall of Johane haryson S'miiijd
Item receued the ixth day of Januarij for the smayll lights at the buriall of Bettrice dows S'miiijd
Item receued the xth day of Januarij for the smayll lights at the buriall of A poore man of knyghts brygge (fn. 7)
Item receued the xxvijth day of Januarij for the greate lights and the Torches at the yeres mynde of Masteris Norysiiijs
Item receued for the yeres mynde of Ric' whashe the xxiiijth day of ffebruarij for the gret lights and Torchisiiijs
Item receued the xxvth day of ffebruarij for the smayll lights for Tonstall maydiiijd
Item receued the xxviij day of februarij for the gret lights and Torchis at the buriall of Mr hongerfords (fn. 8) s'un't
Item receued for the gyfte of Mr humffrey Coke out of Jesus Mas and the morowmas toward the maynten'nce of the Chirche ornamentes for ye ijde yerevjs viijd
S'm re'eued on this sied, xxxvijs. viijd
S'm to'llis of the burials, Obites and knels for this ijde yere receuediiijli. xiiijs. vjd
S'm to'llis of the receits for burialles obittes & knels for this. ij. yeresviijli. xixd
The gatheryng at the quarter Days for the firste yere of this Accompte wt the Money gathered on good ffriday, Paschall money, And for the Sepulcor light wt the money gathered on hocktewsdaye As more playnly here after ffollowt in p'ticuler p'cels

Oure Lady Quarter

Inp'mis Receued and gathered of the p'isshon's on Palmsonday S'mixs xjd ob'
Item Receued and gathered on good fryday S'miiijs
Item Receued and gathered on Ester even of the p'isshon's S'mxxiijd
Item Receued and gathered on Esterday of the p'isshon's S'mxxjd
Item Receued and gathered for the howssellyng tokons (fn. 9) in the Churchexiijs vijd
Item Receued and gathered on Hocke Tewsday S'miijs iiijd
Item Receued and gathered for the pves (fn. 10) of the p'isshon's S'mvjs iiijd

Medsomer Quarter

Item Receued and gathered in the Church for pves of the p'isshon's S'mvs xd
Item Receued and gathered ffor the Clarkes wages S'mijs

Meghillmas Quarter

Item Receued and gathered in the Church for the pves of the p'isshon'svis jd
Item Receued and gathered ffor the Clarkys wagys S'mviijs vd

Crystemas Quarter

Item Receued and gathered in the Church for pves of the p'isshon'svjs ixd
Item Receued of Henry Romayn for the firste yeres Rent of ye chirch Acreijs
Item Receued and gathered for the Clarkys wages S'mxijs
S'm t'ollis receued for this fowre quarters of this firste yereiiijli iiijs xjd ob'
The gatheryng at the quarter dayes for this seconde yere wt Goodfriday pascall money And money gathered for the sepulcre light And money gathered on hocke Tewse daye, As more playnly here after followt in p'ticuler parcels

Our Lady Quarter

In p'mis Receued and gathered of the p'isshon's in the Church on Palme Sonday S'mvijs ixd
Item Receued and gathered of the p'isshon's in the Church on Ma'nde[thors day (fn. 11) ijs vjd
Item Receued and gathered on good fryday abrode S'miiijs iiijd q'
Item Receued and gathered in the Churche on Est' day among the p'isshon'sijsviijd ob'
Item Receued and gathered in the Churche for howselyng tokons S'mxijs ixd
Item Receued and gathered on hoke Tewsday S'miijsvdob'q'
Item Receued and gathered in the Churche for pves of the p'isshon's S'mvjs xd
Item Receued and gathered for the Clarkes wages of the p'isshon's S'mxs jd

Midsomer Quarter

Item Receued and gathered in the Church for pves of the p'isshon's S'mvjs xd
Item Receued and gathered for the Clarkys wagys S'mxs vd

Mighilmas Quarter

Item Receued and gathered in the Church for pves of the p'isshon'svjs xjd
Item Receued and gathered for the Clarkes wagys S'mxs

Cristemas Quarter

Item Receued and gathered in the Church for pves of the p'isshon'svjs ixd
Item Receued and gathered for the Clarks wages of the p'sshon'sxs vjd
Item Receued of Henry Romayn for this seconde yeres Rent of the Churche Acre S'mijs
S'm to'llis receued for this ffowre Odarters of this Seconde yerevli. iijs xd ob'
S'm to'llis of this. ij. yeres gatheryngixli. viijs. xd

Gefts geuen to the sayd Churche

In p'mes receued of the gefte of Master halis wyff in Redye money S'mviijs
Item of the gifte of Richard whashe in Redye money S'mvjs viijd
Item receued of the gyfte of the busshop of Duresmes Chaplen for jlb waxviijd
Item receued that was founde in Master woddes pveijd
S'm receued on this sied—xvs. vjd
S'm to'llis of alle this . ij. yeres receyttesxxli. xvijs.

Charges payed and layed owte of and for the Churche vse in the fyrste yere of this acco' pte, Where [of] we the forsayd wardens do aske alowance as p'ticulerly ensueth.

In p'mis payed for palme (fn. 12) youe and Book agaynste palme sonday S'miiijd
Item payed for Syngyng bredob'
Item payed for ij pownde of ffraunkynsensixd
Item payed for Teynterhoks for to hang Aras (fn. 13) onjd
Item paied for ij quarttes of Lampe Oyle for the Churcheviijd
Item paied to the Sextyn for wasshyng of the church ornamenttes And for his quartar wages endyng at Ester S'mvjs iiijd
Item payed for wacching of the Sepultur S'mijs
Item payed for A Saake of gret Collisvdob'
Item paied for pyns for the Sepulturjd
Item payed for pawnttes (fn. 14) jd
Item paied for vijlb of bell rope at jd ob' the pownde S'mxdob'
Item paid for brede Ale and Chese at the readyng and receuyng ye Inve'torixxjd
Item paid to John Capp' for his quarterag due at Mighilmasxvs
Item paid to the Sextyn for wasshing and for his quartar wages due at Midsom'iiijs jd
Item paid for vj lb' of corde at jd ob' the pounde for the bels S'mixd
Item paid to the Sextyn for wasshyng and for his quart'wages due at Migh'm'sij iiijd
Item paied for viij pounde of Cotton Candell (fn. 15) at jd q' the pounde S'mxd
Item paied for . ij. quartes of Lampe Oyle S'mviijd
Item paied for A pounde of ffraunkynsensiiijd ob'
Item pd to waltr Bloke for pavyng of gravis, and lylyng the Churchexvjd
Item pd to John Capp' or clarke for his quart' wages due at Cristem's S'mxvs
Item pd to the Sextyn for his quartar wages due at Cristem's S'mxijd
S'm paied on this syedliiijs. xd
Item paied for wasshing of ix Surplesses and . x. Awterclothis (fn. 16) xvd
Item paied for A quarter of Colls (fn. 17) for the Churche S'miiijd
Item payed for holy and Ive for the Church at Cristemasijd
Item payed to A laborar for .iiij.or dayes at vd the daye S'mxxd
Item paied for ij. quarttes of Lampe Oyle for the Churcheviijd
Item paied for . vj lb'. of Cotton Candell at jd q' the lb' S'mvijd ob'
Item paied for broms for the church for this hole yereiiijd
Item paid for xij lb' of Sowder at vd the pounde S'mvs
Item paid to the organmaker for his ffeexijd
Item paid to the waxchaundeler for wax Torchis Tapers and all other lightts occupied wt in the said Church for this p'sent yere as will appere by the saide Waxchaundelers byll writton wt his owne hande S'mxxijs vjd
Item paied to henry Romayne for mendyng of the Clap' of the grett bellijs
Item paied to A doss' of Gyrdyls for Awbsvjd
Item paied for xxixti. els of Bryssell (fn. 18) cloth at vjd ob' the elne S'mxvs viijd
Item paied for makyng of .v. newe Surplesses S'miijs
Item paied to a broderer for makyng of A Cop and mendyng of dyuers other Vestimenttys and for makyng of. ij. new Awbs S'mxiijs iiijd
Item pd for byrche agaynst Midsom' for the Chircheijd
S'm payed on this syediijli. viijs. ijd ob'
S'm to'llis of alle thys ffyrste yeres paymenttesvjli iijs ob'
Charges payed and layed oute of and for the Churche vse in the seconde yere of this Accompte whereof we the forsaid wardens doo ax Alowance as p'ticulerly ensuith
In p'mis payed for palme Box and you agay nst palme Sonday for the Churche S'miiijd
Item paied for Syngyng bred agaynst palme Sondayob'
Item paied for A quarte of lampe oyle for the Churcheiiijd
Item paied for A pounde of ffraunkynsensiiijd
Item paied to the Sextyn for wasshing of xj Awbis vij Surpleses iiij Towels and xxix Auterclothis, and for Skowryng, And for his quarter wages due at thanunciacon of or ladye S'mvjs vd
Item paied for wacchyng of the Sepulturijs
Item pd for A Sake of greate Collysvd
Item pd to the Clarke for his quart' wages due at or lady day S'mxvs
Item paid for pyns for the Sepulturjd
Item paid for poynttsjd
Item paied to the Organ maker for his ffeexijd
Item paied to the Clarke for his quart' wages Due at Midsom'xvs
Item paied for. ij. quarts of lampe oyleviijd
Item paied to the sextyn for wasshing of xviij peces of the churche gere and for his quartar wages due at Midsomer S'miijs
Item paied for byrche at Midsom'ijd
Item paied to A ffownder for mendyng of . ij. sensersxxd
Item paied to the Clark for A quartar wages due at Mihilmasxvs
Item paied to the Sextyn for his quartar wages due at Mighilm'sxijd
Item paied for A quart of lampe Oyleiiijd
Item paied for half a pounde of ffraunkynsensijd ob'
Item paied for . xij. lb' of Corde at jd q' the poundexviijd
Item paied for . vj. lb' of Cotton Candell at jd q' the poundevijd ob'
Item paied for A quart of lampe Oyleiiijd
Item paied to Gawde for pavyng of dyn's grauys in ye churcheviijd
Item paied to A laborar to sarue the said Gawde for . j. dayvd
Item paied for vj lb' of Cotton Candell At jd q' the poundevijd ob'
Item paied to the sextyn for wasshing and Skowring at Cristm'sijs iiijd
S'm payed on this syed.iijli. ixs. vijd
Item paied to the Sextyn for his quartar wages due at Christemasxijd
Item paied for holy and Ive agaynst Cristem's for the Churcheiiijd
Item paied to A Glasyar for mendyng of the glase wynd[o]ws in ye Churchevs
Item paied to Henry Romayne for mendyng of A bell Claperijs
Item paied to the Clarke for his quarter wages due at Cristemasxvs
Item paied for A quarte of lampe Oyleiiijd
Item paied for broms for the Church for this hole yereiiijd
Item paied for A Shipe of pewter to put fraunkynsens in (fn. 19) xxd
Item paied to John young for bawdryks for the bell for this .ij. yeresijs
Item paied for A new tyn'e bason for the Alter of the churchexd
Item paied for the Chaunge of Another olde basson for A newevjd
Item paied for . ij. new tynne Candilstiks for the high Alteriiijs viijd
Item paied for . ij. yards of fustyanapos (fn. 20) at ijs the yardeiiijs
Item paied for A yarde Di' (fn. 21) of Bokenamvijd ob'
Item paied for A Seer clothe (fn. 22) and for the makyng of the samexxd
Item paied to the waxchaundeler for wax Tap's and other lights for this hole yere as apperith by the Chaundelers bill S'mxxvs xd
Item paid for iij. Skyns of parchement for to wright this Acco'ptxijd
Item paid to Nicholas Browne Scrivyn' for writyng of one boke of or Receyttes and paymentes in paper and for pap' for the samexxd
Item paied to hym for writtyng and Castyng of this Accompt in this p'sent boke As dothe appere for ij yeres S'miijs iiijd
S'm payed on this sied, iijli. xjs. ixd ob'
S'm to'llis of alle ijde yeres payments. bijli. xbijd
S'm to'llis of alle this two yeres accompte for paymentysxiijli. iiijs. iiijd ob'
And so reste dewe declaro to the Churche delyu'ed to the new wardens S'mvijli xijs vijd ob'

Delyu'd also the indenture of Henry Romyng and the inventory of the Cherche goodes

Footnotes

1 There is no gap between this and the last account. This is for 25 H. viii–27 H. viii i.e. Lady-day, 1534 to Lady-day, 1536. See note 1, p. 21.
2 One instrument; often called in Tudor days a "pair of organs," e.g. n. 3, p. 158.
3 i.e. when the account was given in to and examined by the parishioners.
4 Vide extract from Cook's will, Appendix A. A Jesus altar was not unusual, with a Jesus Mass to be said or sung at regular intervals.
5 The first or earliest mass said in the morning daily; sometimes called the Matin Mass.
6 He was not the vicar—possibly a 'morowmas' priest.
7 Knightsbridge. The parish still stretches as far as Hyde Park Corner.
8 Hungerford. Later on Sir Edward Hungerford was a prominent vestryman; Hungerford Market and Hungerford Bridge (now at Clifton), took their name from this family.
9 i.e. Communion tokens. Token money was probably the payment made by people (by way of Easter offering) when they received their token that they were prepared—by confession—to make their Easter Communion; cf. the present use in the Church of Scotland. Mr. Thomas Burns in Old Scottish Communion Plate (chap. iv) says there is no evidence of Pre-Reformation Tokens in Scotland.
10 It is likely that the quarterly collections on pp. 9, 10, 11, etc. included payments for pews; there is a reference on p. 14 also.
11 Day before Good Friday. The 'sepulchre' was prepared then for the ceremonies of Eastertide.
12 Probably willows with their catkins. The ewe was a symbol of immortality.
13 Arras.
14 i.e. points.
15 qy. candles with cotton wicks.
16 i e. the linen used at the altar.
17 Coals.
18 i.e. Brussells.
19 a pewter vessel in the form of a ship.
20 a kind of coarse twilled cotton cloth.
21 i.e. dimidium=½.
22 i.e. a cere; prepared with melted wax; one of three cloths used for covering the altar slab.