Accounts
December 1559 - December 1561

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J. V. Kitto (editor)

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1901

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179-195

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'Accounts: December 1559 - December 1561', St Martin-in-the-Fields: The accounts of the churchwardens, 1525-1603 (1901), pp. 179-195. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81891 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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December 1559 - December 1561

This is thaccompte of vs James

Harmon and Robart Carelesse appointed Churchwardens of the p'isshe of St Martins in the ffeldes by Charinge Crosse in the Countie of Mydd' Electyd and Chosen to Contynue as wardens of the same p'issh aforesaid ffrome the feaste of the natyvitie of or lorde god in the yere of the same oone thousand fyve hundreth fyftye and nyne in the seconde yere of the Reigne of or soueraine Lady Elizabeth by the grace of god quene of England ffraunce and Ireland defendor of the fayth, etc. vnto the feast of the Natyvitie of or Lord god, 1561, that is to saie for the space of tow hole yeres ffully Complete and endyd, of all and singuler or Receptes and pamentes, and all other ordynary Charges specified and Containyd in this or accompt as by the declaracion hereof more plainly doth appere as hereafter ensueth.
Viz.
The Receytes of all somes of money of the ffirst yere of or Charge aswell for burialls knilles and suche lyke.

ffirste the third day of January oone ludforde. buryedni'l.
It'm Rec' the iiijth day of January. for the buriall of John Beste in the Quierxiiijd
It'm Rec' the vjth of January. for burying of George Stamforde (fn. 1) ijd
(fn. 4) It'm Rec' the ijde of february. for buryinge of Christian ffezeijd
It'm for buriinge the vjth of february of Henry bevisNyc'
It'm the xjth of february. for bureinge of John Mackwms son to the Lady Cheyte (fn. 2) nyc'
It'm Rec' the xiijth day of february. for bureinge of John Olyver surveyor of the quenis stable & ther hurte buryed in the Church and for the Cloth and knyllvijs xd
It'm Rec' the xxijth day of february. for buryinge of John kennell (fn. 3) Gent Harbenger wth in the Church and for the Cloth and knellvijs xd
It'm Rec' the xxvijth of february. for buriinge of Thom's wyarijd
It'm the iijde of march. for buriinge of Elizabeth wharto'nyc'
S'm' pag'—xvijs iiijd
It'm Rec the xijth of March. for bureinge of one Margrete (fn. 5) ijd
It'm Receyved the xiiijth of march in the p'sens of the hole p'issh at the day of the gevinge the accompte of the hands of will'm waters and John Colbrande the some ofxvjli xijs iijd
It'm the xvth of march John Stoute slayne and bureydnyc'
It'm the xvjth of march Thom's Shepeffoote bureydnyc'
S'm of Christemas quarterxvijli ixs ixd

Our Lady day quarter.

(fn. 9) ffirst the xxixth day of march oone vrsley dyed in the streete buriedny'
It'm the vijth of Aprell Mychaell Cornissh (fn. 6) buryedny'
It'm Rec' the xijth of Aprell Olyver wylson of the garde buryedijd
It'm the xvth of Aprell A childe of Thimelbees bureydnyc'
It'm Receyved the xvijth of Aprell one savage bureyd (fn. 7) ijd
It'm Rec' the xviijth of aprell for the halfe of the token money at Esterxxxviijs vjd
It'm Rec' the xixth of Aprell for bureinge of susan newsonjd
It'm Rec' the same daye for bureinge of ffrancis Armstrongejd
It'm the xxth of Aprell for bureinge of a poore man which dyed vnder St James wallnyc'
It'm the viijth of Maye for bureinge of John lawrancenyc'
It'm the same day for bureinge grace Collesonnyc'
It'm Rec' the xvjth day of maye more the halfe of the Token moneyxxiijd
It'm Rec' the xxijth day of [May] for bureinge of Henry ffarrornyc'
It'm Rec' the xxvjth day of maye for bureinge of one Henryeijd
It'm the same daye for bureinge of Alce Rumneynyc'
It'm Rec' the xxviijth day of may for bureinge Margret Turner for the knell and the Clothexiiijd
It'm the xxixth day of may for bureinge of pasquall Denha'nyc'
It'm Rec' the xxxth day of may for bureinge of John Clarckeijd
It'm Rec' the viijth day June for bureinge of will'm weston and for Cloth and knyllxiiijd
It'm Rec' the xth of June for bureinge one Margrett (fn. 8) ijd
It'm Receyved the same day for bureinge of Robt Pentonnyc'
It'm Rec' the xviijth of June for bureinge will'm kealeijd
It'm the xxth of [June] for bureinge of James Cobenyc'
S'm of or Ladye daye quarterxliijs xjd
S'm' pag'—xviij xvjs iiijd

Mydsomer quarter.

ffirst the xjth day of July for bureinge Oliver gowchell (fn. 10) nyc'
It'm Rec' the xxiiijth of July for bureinge of John Parkerijd
It'm the xxixth of July for bureinge Elizabeth Hayenyc'
It'm Rec' the last day of July for bureinge of Joys Cavell (fn. 11) bureed of Childbyrth for the knellxijd
It'm Rec' the vijth day of Auguste for bureinge of John Buchamijd
It'm Rec' the same daye for bureinge of John wyarijd
It'm the xth day of August for bureinge of wm Brownenyc'
It'm the xvth of August for bureinge of stevell kytchin (fn. 12) nyc'
It'm the xixth day of August for bureinge of Androwe Tonnyenyc'
It'm Rece' the same day of A marbler of St Dunstons for a grave stone wch wee founde standinge and Combringe the Rome of the Church wch had served for the hie alter beinge krackte (fn. 13) xiijs iiijd
It'm Rec' the xxth of August for bureinge of Symon skarff and for the cloth and knellxiiijd
It'm the same day for bureinge a poore mannyc'
It'm the xxxth of August for bureinge of Lawrance Rickardsnyc'
It'm Rec' the ffirst of Septembr for bureinge of Lawrance Wyggeijd
It'm the iijde of Septembr for bureinge of suzan bardallnyc'
It'm the xjth of Septembr for bureinge of katheren Johnsonnyc'
It'm Rec' the xiijth day of Septembr for bureinge of Cloth and knell Mrs Brightmanxiiijd
It'm Rec' the xxiij of Septembr for bureinge of Ede Kendallijd
S'm of Mydsomer quarterxvijs vjd

Mychaelmas quarter.

ffirst the ixth of Octobr for buringe of nycholas myltonnyc'
It'm the xviijth of October for buringe onenyc'
It'm Rec' the viijth of Novembr for buringe of Alce Ede (fn. 14) ijd
It'm Rec' the xiiijth of Novembr for buring of Katheren Disse for Cloth and Knillxiiijd
S'm pag'—xviijs xd
It'm the xxiijth of Novembr for bureinge Agnes Horsely (fn. 15) ijd
It'm the xxviijth of Novembr for bureinge of Barbara Whasshnyc'
It'm Rec' the iiijth of Decembr for bureinge of one Will'mijd
It'm the same day for bureinge of John Bredymannyc'
It'm the vjth of Decembr for bureinge of Alce freereijd
S'm of Mychaelmas quarterxxijd

The Clarkes and sextons wages Receyved by vs this ffirst yere of or accomptes.

Viz/

In Christmas quarter.

It'm Receyved and gathered in the church for the pueis in this ffirst qurarterxvijs vd
It'm Rec' and gatheryd more for the Clarkes and sextons wages.xxxs

In or Lady daye quarter.

It'm Rec' and gathered in the church for the puis in this quarterxvjs xjd
It'm for the Clarkes and sextons wagesxxxs

In Mydsomer quarter.

It'm Rec' and gatheryd in the Church for the pueis in this quarterxvjs ijd
It'm for the Clarkes and sextons wagesxxxs

In Mychaelmas quarter.

It'm Rec' and gathered in the church for the pueis in this quarterxvijs iiijd
It'm for the Clarkes and sextons wagesxxxs
S'm pagine of the money gatheryd of this first yeres accompt for the Clarkes and sextons wages and for the pueis amounteth to the someixli vijs xd
It'm Rec' of Mr Docter Huye for the rent of the Chambr in the Churche layne for this yerevjs viijd
S'm Totalis of the hole Receptes of the first yere of or accomptes as before appereth amounteth to the S'mxxxli vijs vjd
S'm pag'—ixli xvs

Crpencis

Chargis disbursed and payed for the Churches vse by vs thafforesayd Church wardens in the first yere of this or accomptes Wherof thafforesayd accompters Desireth to be allowed as here/ after p'ticularly ffolowethe.

viz/

In Christmas quarter.

ffirste the ffirste of february payed for mendinge of thre old hersclothes wth there fringesxijd
It'm for A quier of whyte paperiiijd.
It'm payed the xiiijth of march at the gevinge of the accompt of the other yeres for kracknells vjd, for fygges Reasons and almonds xijd for Apples iijd for A wyne xvjd for sewgar vijd for bere and ale iiijdiiijs
It'm payed for browmes for this quarteriijd
It'm to A Carpenter for mendinge sertayne pueis in the Church with nayelesxvjd
It'm to the sexton for tow dayes labor in the church and Churchyard in this quarterxvjd
It'm payed the xixth of march to Henry Smyth Clark for his quarter wagesxxs
It'm payed to Henry ffarror the sexton for his q't wagesxs
It'm payed for wasshinge the Church lynnon this quart'ijs
It'm payed to the Orgen maker for his ffee this quartervjd
S'm of this quarter payed forthxls ixd

Our Lady Daye quarter.

ffirste payed the xvjth day of March for tow smale baskets for [to] Cary sand invjd
It'm payed the xxixth of march for a lyttle Chest of Elme bords viijd and for the payntinge of the same to good man Jonson ijs and to John begerley smyth for lockes and tow keyes and yeron worke to the same vijs and for nayles to the bellys ijdixs xd
It'm payed to Mrs Randall for a lode of sandeviijd
It'm payed the viijth of aprell for iij lodes of lymeiijs vjd
It'm payd the ixth of aprell for a newe keye for the store howse doore and mendinge a locke vnder the stayres and for a Cheyne and an yron pyn for the barre of the Churche doorexijd
It'm payd to Lodforde for makinge of a desk for the byble and a foote pace to stande on and for mendinge of pues A day and a halfe worke and for nayeles vjdijs
S'm pag'lviiijs iijd
It'm payed for a Ram'er to Rame the grownd in the Churchiiijd
It'm payed to the sexton for makinge cleane of the two grates in the churche yarde and other necessary business don aboute the Church by the space of two dayesxvjd
It'm payd for mendinge of the gatheringe boxjd
It'm payd the xvijth of aprell for a lode of Tylesxjs
It'm payd to Jyles procter for pavinge of iij graves in the Church, and vnder pyninge of sundry of the pueis and for new tylinge of the Churche style and for C and a halfe of new tyles to the same and for mendinge of the arch at the Church doore the bryckes beinge falen out and for a peck of plaster to furnish the same wth allvs vjd
It'm for our boote hyre into suthwarke aboute Church mattersiiijd
It'm for to lether bagges to put money iniijd
It'm payd the xxvth of maye to will'm weston for two Joyned Casmentes for the storehowse on the steple iijs iiijd, for glasse for the same windowes ijs viijd, for nayles for the sayde glasse jd, for iiij smale barres of yron to the sayd Casmentesvjs xjd
It'm payd to the sexton for Ringers and thre seuerall tymes when the quenes Matie went abrode frome the howse (fn. 16) ijs
It'm for paper for the buryall bookeijd
It'm payd to the Orgen maker for his fee vjd and for new wyer and springes for the Orgens xiiijdxxd
It'm payd for browmes for this quarteriijd
It'm payd to the Clarke for this quarter wagesxxs
It'm payd to Symon Blunte sexton for his quarter wagesxs
It'm payd to the wyfe of Henry farror wch was the olde sexton and lay bedred and lyved to the xxijth day of may last, at the instance of Mr Russell and other of the masters of the p'issh towarde Recompence in Kepinge of himvjs viijd
It'm payed for wasshinge of the Church lynnen for this quarterijs
S'm of or Ladye day quarteriiijli vs xjd

Mydsomer quarter.

ffirst payed for vj pounde of sowder at vijd the poundiijs vjd
It'm payd to a warkman for mendinge the same gutters and for faggottes to heate his yrons wth all by the space of two dayesijs
It'm for tow lode of lyme the ijde of Julyijs vjd
It'm to the smyth for makinge of a newe keye to the plate (fn. 17) locke of the Church doore and a plat bolte for the pulpit dorexvjd
S'm pag'—iijli xvijs ixd
ffirste for lycker for the bellsjd
It'm payd the xth of July for the serch of Robert Tomsons wyllxijd
It'm for A mason to stop vp the graue stones when that the muniction Came downe to take away all the pictors of the Trynitie (fn. 18) aswell in glasse windowes as graue stonesviijd
It'm the xxijth day of July to Jyles procter for viij dayes woorke and his labor vpon tylinge of the churche at xxijd the dayxiiijs viijd
It'm payed at pooles for to make the sidesmen drinke when we presented the artycles at pooles (fn. 19) viijd
It'm payd the laste of July to the Orgen maker for tow new skyns (fn. 20) for the bellowes xiijd, for a pounde of glewe iiijd, for fyre jd, for xiiij new springes for the bases ijs iiijd, for latten for the tonges and tow new stoppes ijs, for shew makers (fn. 21) ends ijd, for ther worke for him and his felowe for tow dayesxs
It'm payed the firste of august to mr penythorne for tow hundreth twenty and one foote of bourde at vs vjd the [C] xijs iiijd, for foure Rafters iiijs viijd, for ix single quarters ijs ijd, for one smale Rafter viijd for thre longe bordes for the deskes for the same pewes iijs vjdxxiijs iiijd
It'm payed for thre hundreth and a half of ijd nay[l]es viijd, ij C of vd nayles ixd, ij C of vjd nayles xjdijs iiijd
It'm payd to mr penythorne for v dayes woorke at xiiijd the daye vs xd, payd to george stalker for vj dayes worke at xvjd the daye viijsxiijs xd
It'm payed the xvijth of auguste for tow new salter bookes wth a new munic'on iijs iiijd and for tow salme bookes in meter by note xxd (fn. 22) vs
It'm payd for tow new ropes for the orgensijd
It'm for white paper for a booke to the Churgeijd
It'm payed for new bindinge of tholde Comunion booke in bourds (fn. 23) xijd
It'm payd to the warden of the quenes workes for olde bords to flower fyve newe pewes ijs vjd, to george stalker for halfe a days woorke viijd for nayles to the sayde pewis viijdiijs xd
It'm payd to Thom's atkinson wch srued in the Rome of the clarke vij sondayes when we were wthoute a clarkeiijs iiijd
S'm pag'—iijli xixs jd
It'm for Removinge of a stone at the quier doore and layinge of yt lowervjd
It'm payd for mendinge of thre Collers for the bells and pecinge of the bell Ropesxxd
It'm payd the xvjth of septembr for the expenses at the eatinge of the bucke wch Mr Tressauror steward of westm' sent vnto the sayde p'issh the expencis thereof amounteth to the some of iijli iijs as appeareth by p'ticulers and we the sayed wardens Receyved at the iij longe boordes furnisshed wth the sayd perrishioners as doth appere what we dyd receyve at eu'y of the sayd bourdes wch is xliijs ijd we receyved the ou' pluss whych we desire to be allowed is xixs xdxixs xd
It'm payd to the sexton for doinge necessarie businesviijd
It'm payd to wm swanne (fn. 24) for his halfe quarter wagesxs
It'm to symon blunte (fn. 25) for his quarter wagesxs
It'm payd for wasshinge of the Church lynnen for this quarterijs
It'm for browmes for this quarteriijd
Some Layd forthe for Mydsomer quartervjli xiiijs iiijd.

Mychaelmas quarter.

ffirst payed the first of October to John beggerley for vj new wedges of yronxijd
It'm payed to tow laborers for takinge vp of the grate next to the church lanexvjd
It'm payed for tow lode of gravell and one of sandijs
It'm payed to george stalker for a day and a half ab[o]ute makinge the gates of the church yards ijs, for a punc'on (fn. 26) for the post in the gate xijd, for a quarter iijd ob', for a plancke iiijdiijs vijd ob'
It'm for C of singell xd nayles vjd, C of vd nayles vd, for a payre of henges for the gate ijs, for a locke and a bolte for the church gate xxdiiijs vijd
It'm the ijde of November to the pavers for pavinge of ix yerds of pavem'te in the church yarde and wthout iijs, for a puncion to make tow stakes to sett at the sayd gutter vjd, for a lode and a halfe of hard stone bought of goodman Jesper iijs iiijd, for tow lode of gravell to rear the Carsay (fn. 27) at the Church doore xvjdviijs ijd
It'm payd for v longe deale boordes for to make fouromes on for the church as well for to serve at the comvnion as for the people to sett on at xxd the pece and for cariedge frome the stylyarde (fn. 28) to the church xijdixs iiijd
S'm pag'—iijli xiiijs xjd ob'
It'm payed to Markes fincle Joyner for the footinge and makinge of the sayde fyve fouromes he findinge the Tymb'xs
It'm payed to the smyth for mendinge of a plate locke and a newe keyexvjd
It'm payd to the glasear for xxxiiij quarells of newe glasse and his workmanshippiijs
It'm payd to the sexton for Ringers at iiij sondry tymes when the quene went abrodeijs
It'm payd for a pounde of candle at gaynest Christmasiijd
It'm for lycker for the bellsijd
It'm for holle and Iveiiijd
It'm for browmesiijd
It'm payed to tow poore folkes for makinge cleane of the layne that day that mr perry (fn. 29) was buriediiijd
It'm payed to the Orgen maker for his fee and mendinge of the orgensxijd
It'm payd to wm swanne clarke for his quarters wagesxxs
It'm payd to symon blunt sexton for his quarters wagesxs
It'm payd for wasshinge this quarterijs
S'm' of Mychaelmas quarteriiijli viijd ob'
S'm' Totalis of the hole Receytes of thes firste yere of ther accompte amounteth toxxxli vijs vjd
S'ma Totalis of there expencis as well ordinarie as extra ordinarie for the same first yere amounteth to the somexvijli viijd ob'
So Remayneth in ther hands of ther Receytes aboue ther expencis of the first yere of there accompte amounteth toxiijli vjs ixd ob'
S'm pag'—ls viijd

The receytes of the seconde yere of this our Chardge and accompte.

In Christmas quarter.

ffirst receyvid the iijde day of January for the bureinge of Mr Robert perry Clarke to the checke of the garde wthin the church and the knell vijs viijd, and for the best cloth xijdviijs viijd
It'm the iiijth of January for bureinge of Agnes sheppyenychell
It'm Rec' the xiiijth of January for bureinge of John horskeper (fn. 30) ijd
It'm Rec' the xxixth of January for bureinge of Katheron Delabare mother to ffrauncis hake buryed wthin the church and the best clothviijs viijd
It'm the ixth of february for bureinge of katheron maskall (fn. 31) nyc'
It'm Rec' the xxjth of february for bureinge of Thomas hobbes somtyme yeoman of the quenes Robes in the quereijs iiijd
It'm Receyvid the ixth of march for lendinge of the best clothe into westm' for bureinge of burde of the quenis chappellxxd
It'm the xiijth of march for bureinge Henry Herrisonnyc'
It'm Rec' the xiiijth of march for bureinge of Agnes Redexiiijd
It'm R' the xviijth of march for bureinge of ffrancis Thimvlbye for knill and the beste clothijs
Som' of Christmas quarterxxiiijs viijd

In our Lady daye quarter

ffirste rec' the xxixth of march for bureinge of Will'm Preston (fn. 32) ijd
It'm R' the laste of march for bureinge of Rachell Holteijd
It'm the vth of Aprell for bureinge of Henry Redenyc'
It'm R' the xxvth of aprell for bureinge of Henry collinsonijd
It'm R' the same day for thone halfe of the token monye this yerexlj s iiijd ob'
It'm Rec' the xxvij of aprell for bureinge of wm watersijd
It'm Re' vpon Ester monday of mr brightmans mother of hir guifte to the churchxijd
It'm R' the vth of may for bureinge of will'm Coulbie (fn. 33) ijd
It'm R' the vjth of may for bureinge of will'm Bracke (fn. 34) ijd
It'm R' more for bureinge agnes porter for knell and best clothijd
It'm Rec' the xixth of may for bureinge of wm wardeijd
It'm the xxiiijth of may for bureinge of John Ty'on (fn. 35) nyc'
It'm R' the xxvth of may for bureinge of Sicile Haysen (fn. 36) ijs
It'm R' the xxixth of may for bureinge of Thomas Richardesijs
S'm' of our Lady daye quarterxlixs vjd ob'
S'm' pag'—iijli xiiijs ijd ob'

Mydsomer Quarter

ffirst the xxvijth of June for bureinge of Elizabeth dyarnyc'
It'm the xjth of July for bureinge of John Ludforthnic'
It'm the xiiijth of July for bureinge of Agnes knodon (fn. 37) nyc'
It'm the xvth of July for bureinge of Robert boyernyc'
It'm the xvjth of July for bureinge of John Charlesnyc'
It'm the same day for bureinge of Margret Tom'sonnyc'
It'm the iijde of Auguste for bureinge of Henry Leves (fn. 38) nyc'
It'm the same day for bureinge of John Brownenyc'
It'm the xviijth of august for bureinge of an wmsnyc'
It'm the same day for bureinge of luys anionnyc'
It'm the vjth of september for bureinge of John Bromenyc'
It'm the viijth of septembr for bureinge of will'm pascallnyc'
It'm the ixth of sept' for bureinge of alce spencernyc'
It'm the xiiijth of Sep' for Jone Christiannyc'
It'm Rec' the xvth of Sep' for bureinge of one patryckeijd not
It'm the xviijth of [Sep'] for bureinge of Jone bellowesnyc'
It'm R' the xxjth of Sep for bureinge of Thom's swayneijd not
It'm the xxviijth of Sep' for bureinge of mabell farer (fn. 39) nyc'
S'm of mydsomer quarteriiijd (fn. 40)

In Mychaelmas quarter.

ffirst rec' the iijde of octobr for bureinge of Joh'n [Whittle]ijd
It'm the xth of Octobr for bureinge of Edmunde Hamdonnyc'
It'm the xijth of Octobr for bureinge of an wortley rec'ijd
It'm R' the xiijth of octobr for bureinge of nycholas westijd
It'm the xvth of octobr for bureinge of Oliver bardaltnyc'
It'm the xvth of octobr for bureinge of [Harold] pentonnyc'
It'm R' the xxviijth of Octobr for bureinge of John Revillijd
It'm Rec' the first of Novemb' for bureinge of kathron silvesterijd
It'm R' the xth of novembr for bureinge of mawdlin Harvyexvjd
It'm R' the xxjth of novembr for bureinge of mother gawdynijd
It'm R' the xxijth of novembr for bureinge of agnes kyllyngijd
It'm the xiijth of Decembr for bureinge of John grayency'
It'm R' the xiiijth of Decembr for bereinge of margret perrynijd
It'm R' of Mr Docter Hewyc for the hole yers Rente of the howse wch he holdeth of the parrissh in the church lyane Dewe a Christmas Lastvjs viijd
S'm of Mychelmas quarterixs iiijd
S'm pag'—ixs viijd

The Clarkes and sextons wagis Receyved by vs thes seconde yere of or a'com'pt

In Christmas quarter.

ffirste receyved and gathered in the Church for the pueis in this quarterxvjs jd
It'm for the clarkes and sextons wagesxxxs

Our Lady day quarter.

ffirst Rec' and gathered in the church for the pueis in this quarterxvjs ijd
It'm for the Clarkes and sextons wagesxxxs

Mydsomer quarter.

ffirst R' and gathered in the church for the pueis in this quarterxvjs
It'm for the Clarkes and sextens wagesxxxs

Mychelmas quarter.

ffirst rec' and gathered in the church for the pueis for this quarterxxs iiijd
It'm for the clarkes and sextons wagesxxxs
S'ma pagine of the money gathered of this seconde yeres accompte for the Clarkes and sextons wages and for The pueis amounteth to the someixli viijs vijd
S'm' Totalis of the hole receytes of the second yere of or accomptes as before apperethamounteth to the somexiijli xiijs vd ob'

Charges disbursed and payed for the churches vse by us thaffore sayd Churchwardens in the second yere of this or accomptes wherof thafforesayd accompters desireth for to be allowed as hereafter particularly followeth.

viz'

In Christmas quarter.

ffirst payed to two poore folkes for makinge cleane of the church layne when the Lorde kepers child came thither to be christened (fn. 41) iiijd
It'm payd to A carpenter for mendinge serteyne pueis in the church for one dayes woorke xvj and for nayles viijdijs
It'm payd the ijde of march vnto the somner for bringinge of a new kallender for the sruice and a paper of the tenne Comaundmentes (fn. 42) frome the Busshopp (fn. 43) xvjd
S'm' pag'—ixli xijs iijd (fn. 44)
It'm payed to the prenter for the sowinge of the sayd kallender in the servis bookeijd
It'm payed at sante clemettes to the clarke of the archedeconscourteiiijd
It'm payd the ixth of march, to Jesper the ioyner for a table (fn. 45) of waynscott for to set the paper of the Comaundmentes inijs
It'm payd the xiiijth of [march] for makinge one new coller and for mendinge of thre other collers for the bellsiijs
It'm payd for browmes this quarteriijd
It'm payd for Holley and Iveyiiijd
It'm payed for pecinge of the bell ropes this quarterijd
It'm payd to the orgen maker for his quartrigevjd
It'm payd for a pounde of Candleiijd
It'm payd to wyll'm swanne for his wages being clarkxxs
It'm to Symon blunte sextonxs
It'm payed for wasshinge the church lynnen this quarterijs
S'm' of Christmas quarter—xlijs viijd

In our Ladye day quarter.

It'm payed the xxviijth of march to Thomas Richards skryvener for makinge of a testimoniall (fn. 46) for pulling downe of the Roode lofteviijd
It'm payd for mendinge of a pue in the Church and for a new henge to the doore of the sameviijd
It'm for Layinge of newe Tyles wher the old was broken in the church to a brickelayer for halfe a dayes workeviijd
It'm payd for a booke of the new omeles (fn. 47) appoynted for the Rogacion weekeiijd
It'm payd for white payperijd
It'm payd for the breakefast of the sydemen and the n'mber of xij p'sons when we gave or attendance At the busshoppes vesitac'oniiijs ijd
It'm payd more at St clemettes for entringe of our names when we were sworne the sydeme' and for a booke of articles to be enquered of by or othe (fn. 48) afore the busshoppvijd
It'm payde more on wytson mondaye after the tyme that we had asked thadvice both of the busshop and his Chaunc[e]lor for a sertayne luyd act co'mytted in our p'rissh And they willinge vs to p'sente the samexvjd
S'm' Pag—xlvijs vjd

Crpencis

It'm payd the xixth of may for mendinge of the lyttle bell collerviijd
It'm payd to a workeman for coveringe of two graues in the church wth lyme to doo yt wthallxijd
It'm for makinge clene of the church layne againste the Lordes and ladies came to Christne master baptistes Childe (fn. 49) iiijd
It'm payd for sowder to mend faltes in the gutter and for workeman shipp thereofviijd
It'm payde to the sexton for new glewinge of the bellowes of the Orgens and for his paynesxiiijd
It'm payd for remouinge of two gravestones in the church wch lay to hie and made the people stumble theratvjd
It'm payd to a laboror for two dayes woo[r]ke about the church and church yardexvjd
It'm payed for browmes this quarteriijd
It'm payd to the orgen maker for his feevjd
It'm payd to the clarke for his wagesxxs
It'm payd to the sexton for his wagesxs
It'm payd for wasshinge of the church lynnon this quarterijs
Som' of our Ladye daye quarterxlvjs xjd

Mydsomer quarter.

ffirst payd to tow Carpentars for takinge downe of the Roode loft (fn. 50) and for tow laborors to helpe themiijs iiijd
It'm payd to a carpenter in the vpper End of holbourne of the wch ther was made vj square staffdinge postes and ij other longe square peces of xv foote longe the pece at vd the foote and for the sowinge (fn. 51) and cariege of the same to the Church two Carres iiijs iiijdxxiijs viijd
It'm payed for carieinge of a lode of brick batts wch the survaor gave to the church and serteyne mortervjd
It'm payd to a brick layer and his laboror for makinge vp of the doore that was in the Roode loft (fn. 52) wth the sayd battsxviijd
S'm' pag'—iijli vijs vd

Expencis

It'm payd to Richard sharpe Joyner forthe makeinge of the vpper parte on' the quere doore wth the table thereon xxxiijs iiijd and for xlv ballesters turnyd for the rales of the new lofte (fn. 53) at vd ob' the pece xxs vijd for brods (fn. 57) to nayle his woorke wthall ixd S'm'liiijs viijd ob'
It'm payd to A french man for turninge of the vj greate postes to bere the newe lofte wthall wth the careing of them frome the church to his howse and backe agaynexiijs iiijd
It'm payd to John Colbrande for xxvij longe Rafteres and tow puncions (fn. 54) at xijd the pece and cariege to the churchxxixs iiijd
It'm payd to Mr pennythorne fo[r] a longe Rayle xxd and for an other longe Rayle bought in holbourne xvjdiijs
It'm payd for another longe pece of tymber xxd, for a Rafter xijd, for xxtie other peces of tymb' for the short Jnes and the stares (fn. 55) at six pence the pecexijs viijd
It'm payd to the clarke of the quenis woorkes for a pece of olde bigge tymber and tow new shells (fn. 56) ijs viijd
It'm payd to mr fooler for xliiij foote of elme borde at vs viijd thundrethxxiiijs viijd
It'm payd more in another place for xl foote of elme bordeijs iiijd
It'm payd for careinge of the sayd bords to ye churchiiijd
It'm payd to the yron monger for xjc of vj peny nayle at vjd thundreth vs vjd, for ijc of brods (fn. 57) of tow sorts xxd and for iiijc of iij peny nayles xdviijs
It'm payd to tow carpentars for xxtie Dayes woorke vpon the sayd new loftes at xvjd the day etch of themeliijs iiijd
It'm payd to bright keper of westm' Howse for vj planckes for the fourms in the sayd loft wth careigijs iiijd
It'm payd for careinge of tow shells (fn. 56) wch the comptrolr of the workes gave to the churchijd
It'm payd to A carpenter for thre dayes woorke for settinge vp of the sayd fourmes in thone of the loftesiiijs
It'm payd for iij barres of yron for to stay the reiles vp wthall wayinge iiijxx and one (fn. 58) pounde at ijd the poundexiijs vd
It'm payed at St Clemettes . at the archdeconscourt the xxvth of Julyiiijd
It'm payd the xxxth of august to a carpenter for settinge vp of iiij fourmes and seelinge (fn. 59) of the walles in the lofte appoynted for the vestry iijs iiiid, & for iiij single quarters xijd for a pare of henges for the doore of the sayd lofte xd, for nayles ijdvs iiijd
S'm' pag'—xjli ixs xjd ob'
It'm payd to a poore man for fyndinge of a booke of counte (fn. 60) of the churchijd
It'm payd the xxth of septembr for iij lode of lyme at iijs vjd the lode, for ij baskettes for to cary sande in vjd, for ijc of ijd nayles iiijd, for tyle pynnes iiijd, and for ijc of iijd nales vjd, for a loode of sand viijdvs xd
It'm payd to John Antony tyler for xiij dayes worke vpon tylinge of the roofes of the church at xijd the dayxiijs
It'm payd more to a laberor for to serue the sayd tyler and for othe worke done in the church this quarter for xiij dayes worke at viijd the dayeviijs viijd
It'm payd for iijli of sowder for to mende the faltes in the gutters and for workmanship thereofijs
It'm payd for settinge vp of tow glasse wyndowes that were blown Downevjd
It'm payd for browmes this quarteriijd
It'm payd to will'm swa'ne for his quarters wagesxxs
It'm payd to Symonde blunte sexton for his q'ts wagesxs
It'm payd at westm' when we presented the bill to the comissioners for consyled landes (fn. 61) iijd
It'm for wasshinge the church lynnon in this quarterijs
It'm payd more for a Cxxtie of tyles for the churchexviijd
It'm payd to the orgen maker for his feevjd
It'm payd to the glacear for mendinge of the church wyndowesxiiijd
S'm' of Mydsomer Quarterxvjli iiijs ixd ob'

In Mychaelmas quarter.

ffirst payd for xxtie pounde of new rope at iijd the pound for the bell ropesvs
It'm payd to a plom'er for half a pound of sowder and mendinge of faltes in the gutters and for workma'xd
It'm payd for a sack of lyme and wasshinge of the place wher the Roode lofte Dore was stopte on both sydes (fn. 62) vjd
It'm payd for makinge cleane of the church layne agaynst Christmasiiijd
It'm payd for Holley and Ivyeiiijd
It'm payd for lycker for the bellsjd
It'm payd for a pound of Candleijd ob'
It'm payd to the orgen maker for his feevjd
It'm payd to the clarke for his wages this quart'xxs
It'm payd to the sexton for his wayges this quarterxs
It'm payd for wasshinge the church lynnon this q'rterijs
S'm' pag'—vli vs vijd ob'

Expencis

It'm payd for browmes this quarterijd
It'm payd to wyar (fn. 63) for the byndinge of the olde church lygar (fn. 64) of all thaccomptes thereofiijs iiijd
It'm payd more for thingrossinge of theise bookes of or accomptes wth the gatheringe booke and the Invitories of the churche goods wch wee receyved of tholde church wardens afore vs and also of all the armoure yt they delyverd vnto vs (fn. 65) vjs viijd
It'm payd to the Ringers at the Comynge of the queneviijd
S'm' of this quarter endid vpon Christmas even last pastels vijd ob'
Som' Totalis of the receytes of this seconde yere of or accompte amounteth to the somexiijli xijs vd ob'
Some Tot'is of the expencis ordinary and extra ordynarie of this or seconde yeres accompte amounteth to the some ofxxiijli vs
S'm Totalis of all the receytes for both the yeres of this ther accomptes while they were churchwardens amounteth to the some ofxliijli xixs xjd ob'
Whereof they haue disburssed and payde as afore is mencioned for theise tow yeres of there accomptes amountinge to the somexlli vs viijd ob'
So remayne they Charged of the rest of this there accompte for the sayd tow yers iijli xiiijs iijd. the wch some they are redye to Delyu' at the day of this there accompte takeniijli xiiijs iijd ob'

[Signed] John Russell Carpent'
Thom's ffowler
Willyam whasshe
[marks]

Footnotes

1 Stanyforthe (R.)
2 Should be Cheek, widow of Sir John Cheek (tutor of Edward VI), her second husband was Henry MacWilliams. Sir John was also tutor and brother-in-law of W. Cecil, Lord Burghley. Lady Cheek died in 1616. Her burial is recorded Dec. 2 of that year (R.)
3 Knevett (R.)
4 Not in the Register.
5 Marg. Jorden (R.)
6 Cornewe (R.)
7 "heardma' of ye sla[ugh]ter howse" (R.)
8 Marg. Butt (R.)
9 Not in Register.
10 cf. July 10th, Oliva Goffe (R.)
11 Cavett (R.)
12 Stephanus Chickin (R.)
13 vide p. 132, and n. 3, p. 177. The altars had been removed in Edward's reign; under stress of time a tombstone may have been made to serve the purpose when Mary ordered the removal of the wooden tables.
14 Alicia Ytt (R.)
15 Harris (R.)
16 e.g. On April 23rd the Queen and the Knights of the Garter went in procession about the palace. On April 24th she went to Deptford and saw a sham fight. On May 14th she removed to Greenwich (vide Machyn's Diary, pp. 232, 234).
17 i.e. metal.
18 Cause and effect similar to that recorded on p. 125 (note 7).
19 St. Paul's Cathedral.
20 Skins, cf. p. 119, Churchwardens' Accounts of Ludlow (Camden Society, 1869).
21 Shoemakers'.
22 Aug. 1560, cf. note 2, p. 177. There is no mention of purchase of Prayer Books which must have been bought, so it is reasonable to assume them as included in the title "psalter."
23 Possibly the book purchased in Edward's reign; there would be no object in binding, for preservation, that of Mary's reign; but one purchased earlier in Elizabeth's reign may be referred to.
24 Parish Clerk.
25 Sexton.
26 Used loosely for a stout piece of timber (cf. Halliwell).
27 To raise the causeway or path.
28 The Steelyard was the London Headquarters of the merchants of the Hanseatic League; they were expelled from England in 1597–8. The buildings occupied the site of Cannon Street Station (London Past and Present).
29 vide p. 188.
30 Register has "sergent to the Lo[rd] Keep[er]," Sir Nicholas Bacon.
31 Marshall (R.)
32 Propost (R.)
33 Cobe (R.)
34 Barricke (R.)
35 Tyha' (R.)
36 Hesse (R.)
37 Knowlden (R.)
38 Bevis (R.)
39 Serer (R.)
40 This unusually long list of "free" burials suggests an epidemic; it is noticeable that the total number of baptisms this year (1561) was 72, whereas in 1562, when the effects would be seen, the number fell to 40.
41 Jan. 25th, 1560–1 "Franciscus Bacon (filius D'm Nicho: Bacon Magni Anglie sigilli Custodis)," vide p. 4 (R.) (Harleian Society). Francis' mother was a daughter of Sir Anthony Cooke (vide p. 409), and sister of Mildred, the second wife of the first Lord Burghley.
42 Ludlow Churchwardens' Accounts, p. 103 (Camden Society, 1869) contains almost the same item.
43 Grindal.
44 The sum of the page should be for receipts or expenses— this is for both, and contains the total of the quarterly gatherings with the three expenses added on.
45 Frame, cf. Ludlow Churchwardens' Account, p. 103 (Camden Society, 1869).
46 Perhaps writing a petition (e.g. to the Bishop or Commissioners) that it might be pulled down. In Oct. 1561, a special injunction was issued as to rood lofts (vide note 1, p. 193); but here the parish anticipates the order.
47 The first book of Homilies was republished in 1560, but this item refers to a special publication.
48 Questions for us to answer on our oath.
49 There is no entry in the Register of Baptisms which can refer to this occasion.
50 Result of the "testimoniall," on p. 191. The Rood Loft disappeared in 1552–3 (vide pp. 143, 147). It was put up again in 1553–4 (vide pp. 162, 163); the Rood was taken down in 1559 (p. 177).
51 Sawing.
52 The Loft would be reached by a stairway, generally circular and built in a turret, or in the thickness of a buttress, There would be two doors, one on the level of the church floor and one opening on to the loft, if only one of them was blocked up, it would seem to have been the top one (vide p. 193); some new means of reaching the loft must have been arranged.
53 The order of Oct. 1561 as to Rood Lofts: "It is . . . ordained that the rood-lofts . . . shall be so altered that the upper parts of the same, with the soller, be quite taken down unto the upper parts of the vaults and beams running in length over the said vaults, by putting some convenient crest upon the said beam, towards the church" (Parker Society, 1843).
54 vide note 3, p. 186.
55 qy. joins and stairs.
56 Lime shells for building (N. and Q. 9th S. vi, 276).
57 A kind of nail.
58 i.e. Eighty "and (qy. one half) pounde."
59 i.e. plastering.
60 An account book.
61 "Commissions for recovering such lands and revenues as formerly had belonged to churches, religious houses, colleges, and hospitals, granted by parliament to the crown; many of which being concealed in this queens reign, she, to gratify some of her courtiers, had granted them, or some good portions of them; namely, what they could by search discover." (Strype's Annals, III, i, 41).
62 cf. p. 192.
63 The name of the bookbinder.
64 Ledger.
65 The Accounts alone have survived.