Accounts
December 1571 - December 1573

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J. V. Kitto (editor)

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1901

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265-274

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'Accounts: December 1571 - December 1573', St Martin-in-the-Fields: The accounts of the churchwardens, 1525-1603 (1901), pp. 265-274. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81898 Date accessed: 21 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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December 1571 - December 1573

This is th'accompte

of vs ffrauu'rys hawkes and Dauid Powell Church mardens of the Parishe of saint martins in the fielde by Charynge Crosse in the county of Midd' chosen and appointed for the space of two wholl yeres Endinge at the natyvytye of our lorde God A thowsande fyde hundreth Seaventye and three And in the Sixtenth yere of the raign of our soueraign' lady Elyzabeth by the grace of God Quene of Englande ffrannce and Irelande defendor of the fayth &c' As well for the receipte, as also the Paymentes and all other ordinarye chardges Specified and conteyned in this our Accompte as hereafter ffollowethe &ce'.

In primis Receyved of Rob'te Beste and Androwe Westone last Churchwardens in the p'nce of the hedboroughes (fn. 1) and mrs of ye p'ishe at our firste entrannce into our office the [blank] of [blank] 1572 in the xiiijth yere of the raign of or sou'aign layde Elizabethe by the grace of god &c' an Emptie boxe wthout Monyenichill.

The receipte of all somes of monye receyved by vs in this our firste yere for all burialles knylles and suche like as hereafter ffollowethe &c'.

Januarye.In primis in the monethe of Januaryenic'
ffebruarye.Item the vijth daie of ffebruarye was buried John Johnsonneijd
Item the xjth of ffebruarye was buried Collett Johnsonneijs iiijd
It'm the xxiijth of ffebruarye was buried Patterycke an Iryshemanijd
It'm the xxiiijth daye of ffebruarye was buried Raphe Wharton one of the quenes maties yomen of her gardeixs
It'm the xxviijth daie were .b. Elizabeth pryce and John Wooddennic'
It'm the laste of ffebruarye was buried Elizabethe Teddernic'
Marche.It'm the iiijth daie of Marche was buried Rob'te haukyn (fn. 2) nic'
It'm the xth daie of Marche was buried katheryn Mathewenic'
It'm the xvth daie of Marche was buried John Whitternic'
It'm the xxth daie of Marche was .b. John Bartlettnic'
Receyved for burialles in our ladye daie quarterxjs viijd
Aprill.Item the iijde daye of Aprill was buried Davie Irelandexvjd
Item the vth daie of Aprill was buried Thamysyn bingh'mijs iiijd
Maye.Item the vth of Maye was buried Thomas m'she (fn. 3) a yoman of ye gardeixs
It'm the vijth of Maie was bur'ed Mother Collenijs iiijd
It'm the xixth of Maie was buried Mrs Anne blounte (fn. 4) ijs iiijd
It'm the xxiiijth of Maie was .b. lewes ffloude (fn. 5) grome of the Sculleryeijd
It'm the xxviijth daie of Maye was .b. John Johnsonnic'
It'm the last of Maie was .b. Thomas Bradleyxvjd
June.It'm the xth daie of June was .b. Elizabeth Robinsonnenic'
It'm the xiiijth of June was .b. Rob'te Beste viccar (fn. 6) ijs
It'm the xxijth of June was .b. Mother Wilcoxeijs iiijd
It'm the xxvth of June was .b. a pore woman from ye spitell (fn. 7) nic'
Received for burialls in Midsomer qrter—xxiijs ijd
Julie.It'm the iiijth daie of Julie was slaine in ye strete one Ric' ore (fn. 8) & .b.xxd
It'm the xiiijth of Julie was .b. a pore woman from the spittell (fn. 7) nic'
It'm the xvjth of Julie was buried xp'iane Mooreijd
It'm the xviijth of Julie was .b. Constaunce ffosterdeijd
It'm the xxth of Julie was .b. Roger hougheijd
It'm the xxijth daie of Julie was .b. Widoe Tompsonijs iiijd
It'm the xxiijth daye of Julie was .b. Will'm Wilkesijd
Item the xxiiijth daie was .b. William hathewaie and John Clarkenic'
It'm the xxvijth daie of Julie was .b. Suzan Robinsonijd
Auguste.It'm the xxiiijth daie of Auguste was .b. ffrannc's Pomertonnic'
September.It'm the iijde of September was .b. katheryn ffranncisnic'
It'm the vijth of September was .b. Thomas blonckettijd
It'm the xvjth of September was .b. george luderijd
It'm the xixth of September was .b. [blank] bromleyijd
It'm the xxijth daie of September was .b. John Phillipsnic'
Receyved for burialles in Mighelmas qrter—vs iiijd
October.It'm the viijth daie of October was .b. John Plomeixs
It'm the xvth daie of October was .b. Roger bosseleynic'
It'm the xviijth daie of October was .b. Agnes a plomeley (fn. 9) ijd
November.It'm the ijde daie of November was .b. Thomas a duchemanijd
It'm the vth daie of November was .b. Ellyce Morrycenic'
It'm the ixth daie of November was .b. Thamysyn Murresijd
It'm the xiijth daye of November was buried Joane Nicollesnic'
It'm the xxjth daie of November was .b. William cokeijs iiijd
It'm the xxiijth daye of November was .b. John Matheweixs
It'm ye same daye was .b. Tyans Manijd
It'm the same daie was buried William bellnic'
It'm the xxiiijth daye of November was .b. katheryn harmannic'
December.It'm the first daie of December was .b. Peter Sonnettijd
It'm the ijde of December was .b. Rob'te Shenockenic'
It'm the iiijth daye of december was .b. george caskellxvjd
It'm the vij daye was .b. Marye Poolenic'
It'm the xvth daie of December was .b. Alyce harmanxijd
It'm the xviijth daye of December was .b. Magnus Tyannic'
Receyved for burialles in Cristmas quarter—xxiijs vjd

Receiptes of our firste yere.

In primis gathered and receyved for the Clarke & saxtons wages & for the pewes in the churche for or lady day qrter endinge the xxvth of Marchexlviijs vjd
It'm gathered and receyved for the clarke & sextons wages & for ye pewes for Midsomer qrter endinge the xxiiijth daye of Junexlviijs vjd
It'm gathered and receyved for clarke and saxtons wages & for pewes for Mighelmas qrter endinge the xxixth daye of Septemberxlviijs vjd
Item gathered & receyved for clarke & saxtons wages & for pewes for xp'omas qrter endinge the xxiiijth daye of Decemberxlviijs vjd
It'm receyved and gathered the . . . . . day of . . . . . (fn. 10) Anno 1572 for the half of the token monye at Easterxxxixs xd
It'm receyved of mr Doctor huicke for the rente of his chamber for one yere endinge at the birthe of or lorde god 1572vjs viijd
Sum'a Tols of the whole receipte of this our firste yere amountethe to the some ofxvli iiijs ijd
Wherof disbursed and laied out for the vse of the churche in Anno 1572 as hereafter followethe &c'
In prímís paied to the clarke and sexton for their qrters wages due at thann'ciacon of or ladye beinge the xxvth daie of marche 1572xxxs
It'm pd to bellowes wief for wasshinge the churche clothesxviijd
It' pd the xjth daye of ffebruarye for mendinge the fore bell whelexxd
It' pd for a key the xijth of ffebruarye for the vtter (fn. 11) churche dorevjd
It'm pd for mendinge ij surplices the last daie of ffebruaryexijd
It' pd for a quier of paper the first of marcheiiijd
It'm pd for a loade of lyme the iiijth daye of Aprillxiiijd
It'm pd for Pavinge of the churche for easterxvjd
It'm pd for bromes for Easterijd
It'm pd for ij purses to put in com'nion monye and tokensiiijd
It'm pd for mendinge the churche boxe the xxixth of Aprillxd
It'm pd the xiiijth daie of June when we went by water to the busshoppe of london to chuse Welles to be or viccar (fn. 12) iiijd
It'm pd for mendinge the locke and key of ye great churche dore beinge the xvjth daye of Junexijd
It'm pd the xxiijth daie of June when we went to St clementes to take or othe wth the sidemen for or dynner and Articlesxijs iiijd
It'm pd the Sexton the xth daye of June at the quenes mats removinge from White hall to grenewycheviijd
It'm pd to the saxton for ringinge the xvjth daye of June at the quenes removinge from Grenwch to St Jamesviijd
It'm pd the saxton for ringinge the xxth of June at her graces removinge from St James to White hallviijd
It'm pd for pavinge a grave in the northe Ile the xvijth of Juneviijd
It'm pd for bromes for Midsomer quarterijd
It'm pd the clarke and saxton for their wages on Midson' evexxxs
It'm pd the same daye to bellowes wief for wasshinge of the churche clothesxviijd
The chardges laied out for or ladye Daye quarter and Midsomer qrter in or first yereiiijli vjs xd
It'm pd to the clarke and saxton for their wagesxxxs
It'm pd bellowes Wief for wasshinge churche clothesxviijd
It'm pd mr Penithorn ye iijde of Julie for bordes to mende pewesijs ixd
It'm pd the viijth of Julie for mendinge a glasse windoe of ye west endeviijd
It'm pd bellowes the 2 of Julie for mendinge men and weomens pewes (fn. 13) ijs
It'm pd bellowes ye same daie for mendinge a longe forme & ye berevjd
It'm pd at the quenes remove the xvth of Julie from White hall to Enfildeviijd
It'm pd for a bawderycke for the great bell the xxth of Juliexxd
It'm pd for a locke for the ladders in the churche the vjth of Augusteviijd
It'm pd baggerley for Irons to hange on the churche ladders and other thinges the xijth of Septemberxxijd
It'm pd water cutler for makinge cleane the armor the xvth of Septemb'xs iijd
It'm pd the xvjth of September for a quier of paperiiijd
The chardges laied out for Mighelmas qrter in our firste yerelijs xd
It'm pd the clarke and saxton for their wagesxxxs
It'm pd bellowes wief for wasshinge churche clothesxviijd
It'm pd or curate the xvth of october for a seruice bookeiijs vjd
It'm pd the xxiiijth daie of October when we went to St clementes wt ye side men for our dynner and tharchedeacons clarkeviijs iiijd
It'm pd the firste daie of November for ij littell prayer bookes wch were sente by the busshoppe of Caunterburye (fn. 14) viijd
It'm pd the xvijth daie of November for ij belle roppesiijs
It'm pd the same daye for ringinge at the quenes maties chaunginge of her raigniiijs
It'm pd quarrell the xxvth of November for mendinge glase windoesxviijd
It'm pd ye viijth daie of december for dimid (fn. 15) hundred pavinge tiles & cariageijs ijd
It'm pd the same daie for a lode of lyme & a lode of Saundexxijd
It'm pd ye same daie for pavinge a grave in the southe Ileviijd
It'm pd for pavinge in the Middell Ile ye xixth of decemberviijd
It'm pd for hollie and Ivey and bayes at xp'omasxvjd
It'm pd for bromes for a half yereiiijd
It'm pd for greise for the belles for the hole yereiijd
It'm pd for a baskett for the churcheiijd
It'm pd for a pounde of candellesiijd
It'm pd bellowes for one dayes worke for removinge the deske & mendinge certen pewes the xviijth of decemberxviijd
The chardges laied out in cristmas q'ter in our firste yereiijli js ixd
Some of the whole receipte of this our firste yere 1572xvli iiijs ijd
Some of the whole Expences laied out in our firste yerexli xvijd
And so remaynethe of the receipte aboue ye expences of our firste yerevli ijs ixd

The recites of this or seconde yere as hereafter followethe, for burialles knelles and suche like.

December.In primis the xxixth daie of december was buried Will'm Nicolsoneijd
Januarye.It'm the xth daie of Januarye was .b. William Moorenic'
It'm the xixth of Januarye was .b. John burgesnic'
It'm the xxth daye was .b. Thomas Rowbridgenic'
It'm the xxvijth of Januarye was .b. dewdatus Passheleyijd
It'm the same daye was .b. Peter ffysshernic'
ffebruarye.It'm the ijde of ffebruarye was .b. Margarett Jacksonijd
It'm the iijde daye was .b. Elizabethe Nightingalenic'
It'm the xiiijth of ffebruarye was buried Bartholmewe Roccabeckeixs
It'm the xvjth of ffebruarye was .b. Arthure Thymbelbiexvjd
It'm the xxth of ffebruarye was .b. Ryc' Dyeijd
It'm the xxvijth of ffebruarye was .b. Judythe Pynnerijs iiijd
Marche.It'm the vjth of Marche was .b. Elizabethe Powellnic'
It'm the same daye was .b. John baylieijd
It'm the xjth of Marche was .b. Agnes Jerinngh'mixs
Receyved for burialles in our ladye daye quarter in our seconde yere.xxijs vjd
Aprill.It'm the xiijth daie of Aprill was .b. Margarett Densonneijs iiijd
It'm the xxijth of Aprill was .b. Agnes Watermanijd
Maye.It'm the xixth of Maye was .b. grace greygooseijd
It'm the same daye was .b. Dorothee Will'msnic'
It'm the xxjth daye was .b. Isabell Will'msnic'
It'm the xxvijth daye of Maye was .b. Olyver bennyonijd
June.It'm the vth of June was .b. Rycharde ffentemannic'
It'm the vjth of June was .b. Daniell Westonnic'
It'm the viijth of June was .b. John Nevillnic'
It'm the xiiijth of June was .b. henrye Williamsxvjd
It'm the xvth of June was .b. John Redshaweijd
It'm the xxvijth of June was .b. Elizabethe Adamsnic'
It'm the same daye was .b. Ryc' Strangernic'
It'm the same daie was .b. William Draperijd
Receyved for burialles in Midsomer qrter in our second yereiiijs vjd
Julie.It'm the ijde of Julie was buried one grovenic'
It'm the xvijth of Julie was .b. James ffraraye (fn. 16) xvjd
It'm the xxiijth of Julie was .b. Agnes Emertonijd
Auguste.It'm in the Monethe of Augustenic'
September.It'm the vijth of September was buried Allice goldersnic'
It'm the xth of September was .b. John Davisijd
It'm the xvth of September was .b. Joane Deaneijd
It'm the xvjth of September was .b. katheryn Derbieijd
It'm the xvijth of September was .b. Rob'te besteviijs
It'm the xxvth daie was .b. Joane from hathawaies gloverijd
Receyved for burialles in Mighelmas qrter in our seconde yerexs ijd
October.It'm the ijde daie of October was .b. Annys hurlebutteijd
It'm the vijth daie Was .b. Elizabethe Chibnallnic'
It'm the xjth daye was .b. John Alcockeijd
It'm the xxth daie was .b. Leonarde Williamsnic'
It'm the xxiijth daie of October was .b. Andro lynsey (fn. 17) ijd
November.It'm the iiijth daie of November was .b. harman Pluckettxvjd
It'm the vth daie was buried Leon'de Tarvarnic'
It'm the xiiijth daie was .b. Edithe ffoxe & henry ffoxenic'
It'm the xviijth daie was .b. Joane Wyervijs viijd
It'm the xxth daie were .b. Ric' Will'ms and Edward Wyernic'
It'm the xxvth daie was .b. Margarett Rowseijd
It'm the iijde of December was .b. Thomas hastingesijd
It'm the vth daie was .b. Margarett Whartonnic'
It'm the viijth daie was .b. Garratt suteijs iiijd
It'm the xijth of december was .b. John Arnoldeixs
It'm the xviijth daie was bur' Ryc' Morganijd
It' the xxiiijth were .b. Margarett analmeswoma' & Edward Northnic'
Receyved for burialles in cristmas qrter of our seconde yerexxjs iiijd

Receites of this or seconde yere

In Primis receyved and gathered for the clarke and sextons Wages and for pewes in the churche for or ladye daie quarterxlixs
Item receyved & gathered for the clarke and saxtons wages and for pewes in the churche for Midsomer quarterxlixs
It'm received and gathered for the clarke and sextons wages and for pewes in the churche for Mighelmas quarterxlixs
It'm receyved and gathered for the clarke and sextons wages and for pewes in the churche for xp'omas quarterxlixs
It'm receyved of Mr Doctor huicke for the rent of his chamber for one yere endinge at the birthe of or lorde god 1573vjs viijd
It'm receyved the [blank] daie of [blank] Anno 1573 for the half of the token Moneye at Easter in or seconde yerexls ijd
It'm receyved the viijth daie of ffebruarye of mr Jennyns of the bore hede in p'te of payment because or churche was indyted forr layenge the dounge in the quenes highe wayes (fn. 18) iijs iiijd
It'm receyved the vjth of marche of mr Taylor bruer for layenge his donge in the quenes high wayesvs
It'm receyved of James harman the viijth daie of december for a standerd staffviijd
Sum'a of the whole receyte of the seconde yere 1573xvli xs iiijd
Wherof disbursede and laied out in this our seconde yere as hereaftr fowllethe.
In primis paied to the clarke and sexton for their wages for our lady daie qrter endinge the xxvth daye of marche 1573xxxs
It'm pd bellowes wief for wasshinge churche clothesxviijd
It'm pd in the crowne office the xxijth daie of Januarye for that or p'ishe was indyted for some of westm' wch had laied their donnge in ye quenes waiesxiiijs vijd
It'm pd the viijth daie of ffebruarye for a baldryckeijs
It'm pd the xijth of ffebruarye for a quier of paperiiijd
It'm pd for ringinge the xxvijth of ffebruarye at the quenes mat's remove from hampton courte to Somersett houseviijd
It'm pd for ringinge the last of ffebruarye at the quenes mat's remove from Som'sett house to Grenewycheviijd
It'm paied the xxth of Marche for makinge a newe boke for gathering the clarke and sextons wages for or seconde yerexijd
It'm pd the xxth daye of Marche for pavinge of a grave in the North Ileviijd
It'm pd the xxjth of Marche for a loade of lymexiiijd
It'm pd the xxijth of Marche for bromes for the churcheijd
It'm pd the xxijth of Marche for mendinge the fore bell whele & Joyces (fn. 19) xd
It'm pd the same daye for mendinge of the great bellviijd
It'm pd the xxiiijth daye of Marche to bellowes for mendinge certen pewes and for ij trenchardes (fn. 20) for the com'nion tablexijd
The chardges laied out in our ladye daye quarter in our seconde yerelvs iijd
It'm pd to the clarke and sextons was [sic] for Midsomer qrterxxxs
It'm pd bellowes wief for wasshinge churche clothesxviijd
It'm paied for bromes for Midsomer qrterijd
It'm pd the xijth daie of Aprill to mr Downes for that or p'yshe was inditted for the water course that runnethe in the swanne lane (fn. 21) vjd
It'm pd the xxth daye of Maye for Scouringe and mendinge v callyvers (fn. 22) and for some Newe cockesiijs iiijd
It'm pd the xxiiijth of Maye for a rope for the saunce bellxd
It'm pd the second daie of June when we went to St clementes to p'nte (fn. 23) newe Articlesviijd
It'm pd the xxth daie of June for ij pounde of gonnepowder for the Musters in Tothill (fn. 24) ijs viijd
It'm pd for men that carried or armor at the Mustringe Daye (fn. 25) iiijs ijd
The chardges laied out in midsom' q'ter in our seconde yerexliijs xd
It'm pd to the clarke and sexton for their wagesxxxs
It'm pd bellowes wief for wasshinge churche clothesxviijd
It'm pd for bromes for the churcheijd
It'm pd the xxth daye of August for ij sackes of lymeiiijd
It'm pd the xxviijth daye of September for pavinge of a grave in the Middell Ileviijd
It'm pd the same daye for greyse for the bellesiijd
It'm pd the same daye for mendinge the velvett herse clotheijd
It'm pd the same daye for a hinge for mrs hawkes Pewevjd
The chardges laied out for Mighelmas qrter in or ijde yerexxxiijs vijd
It'm to the Clarke and saxton for their wagesxxxs
It'm pd to bellowes wief for wasshinge churche clothesxviijd
It'm pd for bromesijd
It'm pd the xvth daye of october water cutler for makinge cleane the churche Armorxs
It'm pd the xvjth of October when we went to St clementes wth the side men for puttinge in of or Articles and for a breakfaste and for the Archedeacons clarkeiijs xd
It'm pd the xxvth daye of October to a yonge man for killinge and takinge vj hedgehogges (fn. 26) ijs
It'm pd to mr downes the xxvjth of october for a coppy of an Indytement out of the crowne office (fn. 27) xijd
It'm pd the ixth of November when we went wth the side men to Shordyce (fn. 28) for the p'ntement of the graunt queste of Middelsexvijd
It'm pd the xiiijth of November for a bell ropexxjd
It'm pd the xvth of November for mendinge ij lockes and a newe keye in the churche yardexijd
It'm pd the xviijth of November the bedell for goinge for the p'ysheners when we satt in the churchevjd
It'm pd the xviijth of November for ringers when the quenes Matie chaunged her raign into xvjtene yeresiiijs
It'm pd the xth of December for pavinge of two graves in the Northe Ilexvjd
It'm pd the xijth of December for iiijor sackes of lymeviijd
It'm pd the same daye for a baskett for the churcheiijd
It'm pd the xiiijth of december for oyle for the clockeijd
It'm pd the xv daye of December for a pounde of candellsiijd
It'm pd the xixth of december for ringinge at the quenes Mates removinge from som'sett house to whyt hallviijd
It'm pd the xxth daie for hollie Ivey and bayes for ye churchexvjd
It'm pd the same daye to bellowes for mendinge of the churche formes and ij womens Pewesxiiijd
It'm pd the xxijth of december to quarrell for glasinge of the churche windowes and for newe glasse Cxxij footes at vj the foote amountethe to the some ofiijli xijd
It'm pd the same daye vnto quarrell for settinge of olde glasse into newe leade fo[r] v Score vj footes at ijd ob' the foote comethe toxxijs jd
It'm pd more the xxijth of december for xxiij quarrelles to stoppe the glasse windowes in the churchexxiijd
It'm laied out for parchement and ingrosinge our booke of accompte and for makinge vp of the gatheringe bookesxiijs iiijd
The chardges laied out in xp'omas qrter in our seconde yereviijli xvjd
The some of the whole receipte of this or seconde yerexvli xs iiijd
The some of the charges laied out in this our seconde yerexiiijli xiiijs
And so remaynethe of the receipte aboue the Expences of our seconde yerexvjs iiijd
Sum'a totalis of the whole receipte for bothe our yearesxxxli xiiijs vjd
Sum'a of the whole charges layed out in bothe our yearesxxiiijli xvs vd
And So remayneth in our handes of the receiptes aboue the Expences for bothe the yeres—vli xixs jd Wch we are redye to deliuer at the gevinge vp of our accomptevli xixs jd

Item mr Hatton Mr Mackwilliams and the rest of the gentlemen of the p'yshe of St martins in the fieldes made one Clocke in the p'yshe churche of St m'tins abouesaide and gaue hit vnto ye said p'ishe in Anno d'ne n're nu'c Elizabethe Regine. Decimo quinto (fn. 29)

[Signed]
Thomas Langhern (fn. 30) Vicariu'
George bredyman
Ro Pennithorne (fn. 31)
Thom's ffowler
James harman
John Colbrand
John hill
Wyllym downes
harrold byngam
[marks]

Footnotes

1 In the presence of the headboroughs. A headborough was the chief of Frank-pledge, and was responsible for the good behaviour of those in his pledge. The office ceased to be of practical importance when constables were appointed.
2 Hawkyns (R.)
3 Marshe (R.)
4 "Filia Do'ni Jacobi militis aurati Domini Mou'tioye" (R.)
5 Lloyd (R.)
6 vide note 2, p. 219; and note 4, p. 178.
7 At Knightsbridge.
8 Oxe (R.)
9 Aploomeley (R.)
10 Blank in the MS.
11 Outer.
12 The very day on which Robert Best was buried. There is no reason to suppose that the churchwardens or "Masters" of the parish exercised any choice, although the Bishop may have asked for their opinion. Wells was Domestic Chaplain to Elizabeth.
13 cf. n. 2, p. 223.
14 In Oct. 1572, there was issued "A Fourme of common Prayer to be used . . . by aucthoritie of the Queenes Maiestie, and necessarie for the present tyme and state." This was occasioned by the massacre of Protestants in Paris on St. Bartholomew's day.
15 i.e. half.
16 Fayrye (R.)
17 Lynfies (R.)
18 i.e. Jennyns and Taylor had put the refuse from their stables on the highway; hence the parish was indicted and recovers the fine from the offenders (vide next item).
19 Joists.
20 Wooden platters.
21 Probably near the Swan Close which was on the west side of St. Martin's Lane.
22 Blunderbuss type of weapon.
23 Present.
24 The name survives in Westminster.
25 In 1573, Elizabeth was roused to temporary military activity by the Massacre of Protestants in Paris (p. 269), and a fear of some Roman Catholic combination against herself. In May, 1573, an English force took Edinburgh Castle.
26 According to the Act 8 Eliz. c. 15 "for preservation of Grayne." The fact that this is the only reference to the Act in these accounts is evidence of the decline of agriculture in the parish.
27 cf. note 5, p. 422. An office under the King's Bench (Jacob's Law Dictionary).
28 Shoreditch.
29 In the 15th year of our present sovereign Lady queen Elizabeth (Anno domine nostre nunc).
30 Appointed (Ap. 1574) in succession to William Wells who resigned.
31 I do not hesitate to print "Pennithorne" although the writing is more like "Pennishoye."