Escheator's Accounts: 1445-6

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Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Dean and Chapter of Wells: Volume 2. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1914.

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1445–1446.: Accounts of Lewis Bley, the Escheator, from Michaelmas, 1445, to Michaelmas, 1446.


Lady Day term.—Obit of William Codworth 5s. 0d.
Vacant prebends: Combe VI, by the death of William Bernham 5l. 6s. 8d.
Harptre, by the death of William Spallyngton 9l. 3s. 5d.


Distributed to 41 persons, from the palfrey and saddle of John Forest 1l. 19s. d.
To 50 persons, from Combe VI 3l. 6s. 8d.
portion of deceased 1l. 13s. 4d.
half-tenth to the king 5s. 4d.
subsidy granted to the pope 8d.
To 46 persons from Harptre prebend, vacant by the death of William Spallyngton 3l. 11s. 6d.
portion of deceased 1l. 15s. 10½d.
vicar of the stall 1l. 6s. 8d.
half-tenth to the king 8s. 0d.
subsidy to the pope this year 1s. 0d.
Expenses of proctors with summoning of clergy of the Archbishop of Canterbury 6d.
Rent to the bishop of 1lb. of cumin, not paid, because the gate in Tor lane is totally broken down