Communar's Accounts: 1327-8

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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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Compotus of John de Plymstok, the Communar from Michaelmas, 1327, to Michaelmas, 1328.

Arrears of the last compotus 216l. 10s. 5d.
Arrears of the reeve of North Cory 33l. 14s. 10¾d.
Arrears of the reeve of Knappe 3l. 6s. 8d.
Arrears of the reeve of Hacche 5l. 10s. 5d.
Arrears of the farmer of Stokgummer, 27 years 13l. 15s. 4d.
Arrears of the reeve of Wynscomb 2l. 2s. 10d.
Arrears of the reeve of Ceddre 20l. 10s. d.
Arrears of the reeve of Congresbury 17l. 19s. 0d.
Total of farmers and reeves 97l. 19s. d.
Do. with arrears 314l. 9s. d.
For suit about Stokgummer, leaving 60l. due 18l. 15s. d.
Of remaining 295l. 13s. 10¾d. to William de Pencrich for expenses as steward 15s. 0d. Due de claro 294l. 18s. 10f¾d.
Paid to 16 resident canons at 18l. 8s. sd. each 294l. 18s. 8d.
To the communar d.
Total 294l. 18s. 10¾d.
Et sic quietus est.


Reeve of North Cory by 3 tallies 165l. 4s. 0d.
Reeve of Knappe by 2 tallies 24l. 0s. 0d.
Reeve of Hacch by 2 tallies 16l. 0s. 0d.
Reeve of Wynescomb by 2 tallies 86l. 12s. 0d.
Serjeant of Stokgummer 66l. 13s. 4d.
Serjeant of Lydyard 40l. 0s. 0d.
Purchasers of corn at Congresbury 43l. 1s. 0d.
Whytechurch farm 20l. 0s. 0d.
Lovington and Mudford farm 23l. 6s. 8d.
Chyuton pension 23l. 6s. 8d.
Pension from vicar of St. Cuthbert's 13l. 6s. 8d.
Carampton 5l. 0s. 0d.
Norton near Hamdon 2l. 0s. 0d.
Nether Staweye 2l. 0s. 0d.
West Ludeford 6s. 8d.
De domibus Cawete 2s. 0d.
South Barrow farm 3l. 6s. 8d.
Bournham pension, 1 term 10l. 0s. 0d.
Reeve of Ceddre 47l. 10s. 0d.
Fine of John son of William Bregge of Stokgummer for tenement on father's death 3l. 6s. 8d.
Total 595l. 2s. 4d.


Commons (communa) of canons 185l. 10s. 8d.
To canons for processions 4l. 8s. 8d.
Commons of vicars 67l. 18s. 8d.
vicar of St. Cuthbert's 1l. 10s. 4d.
master of schools 1l. 10s. 4d.
chaplains of B.M. 2l. 5s. 6d.
clerks keeping the church 2l. 12s. 0d.
monks and breviators 8s. 5d.
For rogations 5s. 10d.
For bringing down the relics 8d.
To canon of North Cory 15s. 0d.
To distributor of wine 2s. 0d.
Commons of bishop and canons of the Innocents 2s. 9d.
Bringers of Exennium of St. Dunstan 8d.
Obit of Bp. Jocelin 1l. 0s. 0d.
Oil 1s. 4d.
Getting chrism from Kingsbury 2s. 0d.
House for the vicar of St. Cuthbert's 6s. 8d.
Chaplain for annual for soul of Bp. William, senior 2l. 10s. 0d.
At his obit for panis pauperum 2l. 10s. 0d.
Obit of Richard I 1l. 0s. 0d.
Wine for cena and Easter day 8s. 8d.
Wine during the year 1l. 19s. 0d.
Wages of communar and tabellar 2l. 0s. 0d.
Parchment 10d.
2 chaplains for soul of William de Welyngton 6l. 13s. 4d.
His obit for panis pauperum 3l. 0s. 0d.
To communar for his trouble 2s. 0d.
To sacrist for tolling the bell 8d.
For bread, wine, wax and repair of ornaments 4s. 0d.
1 chaplain for soul of Bp. Robert 3l. 6s. 8d.
His obit for panis pauperum 1l. 10s. 0d.
Communar for his trouble 4d.
Bread, wine, wax and repairs 2s. 0d.
1 chaplain for soul of Bp. Walter de Haselschawe 3l. 6s. 8d.
His obit and panis pauperum 1l. 10s. 0d.
Communar for his trouble 1s. 0d.
Sacrist for the bell 4d.
Bread, wine, wax and repairs 2s. 0d.
2 chaplains for soul of Dean Henry Huse 6l. 13s. 4d.
His obit and panis pauperum 3l. 0s. 0d.
Communar for his trouble 2s. 0d.
Escheator 8d.
Sacrist for bell 8d.
Bread, wine, wax and repairs 3s. 4d.
To Elias de Godelee, 2 terms' pension 3l. 6s. 8d.
Mr. William de Worston, advocate, 2 terms' pension 2l. 0s. 0d.
Mediety of 1 year's tenth to the king, granted by clergy 15l. 5s. 4d.
viz. Modiford Church 1l. 0s. 0d.
Wynescombe 13s. 4d.
Stokgummer 1l. 0s. 0d.
North Cory 1l. 16s. 8d.
Lydyard 1l. 3s. 4d.
Ceddre 1l. 6s. 8d.
Congresbury 1l. 6s. 8d.
Lovington 5s. 0d.
Wells Grange 2l. 13s. 4d.
Temporals in Lovington 2s. 0d.
North Cory 2l. 5s. 0d.
Wynescombe 15s. 0d.
Laverton 1s. 0d.
Pension of vicar of St. Cuthbert's 13s. 4d.
Tithes of South Barrow Ch. 4s. 0d.
Whitchurch Ch. in Dorset 13s. 8d.
Tenth of Chyuton pension 1l. 3s. 4d.
Carampton 5s. 0d.
Norton 2s. 0d.
Staweye 2s. 0d.
Burnham 10s. 0d.
Acquittance 6d.
To under-sheriff 10s. 0d.
His gloves 6d.
His clerk 3s. 4d.
To vicars by Bartholomew de Welyngton 8s. 8d.
Said Bartholomew at Somerton 4s. 0d.
Procurations to Hugh de Engolisma, his 6th year 7s. 0d.
Acquittance 2d.
Taking said money to London 2s. 0d.
Letter sent to Stoke under Hamdon 3d.
Expenses of treasurer and said Bartholomew at Stoke near Hamdon about manor of Knappe 6s. 9d.
Treasurer and Michael de Eston about same 14s. 0d.
Alan de Codworth for 8 visits 2s. 0d.
Green wax by Roger Attewall, bailiff of Wells, liberty for acquittance 4l. 0s. 0d.
Thomas de Badeham for 2 visits 6d.
Nicholas de Chyselton, returner of sheriff's writs 10s. 0d.
Runner carrying said writs 1s. 6d.
His boy 6d.
William de Seles, bailiff of Glaston 6s. 8d.
His gloves 6d.
John Broun going to Royal Court at Norhampton for letters about Knappe 13s. 4d.
John Manschupe, attorney, at York, about same 1l. 6s. 7d.
John Cok, carrying chapter's letters at York 2s. 6d.
Treasurer's expenses at Gloucester 10s. 2d.
Henry Britoun, at York, with chapter's letters to Attorney Manschupe as to Knappe 4s. 0d.
Henry le Thycke 3s. 4d.
Mr. Thomas de Charleton, late Archd. Wells, for pension 13l. 6s. 8d.
Mr. Laurence de la Warre, on chapter business at Norhampton parliament 3l. 0s. 0d.
Writing register 6s. 8d.
Parchment and letters for general convocation 2s. 0d.
Mr. Richard de Baac, chapter officer 1l. 0s. 0d.
William de Codworth, at Sarum, to learn about vacancy of deanery 2s. 6d.
Obit of Mr. Richard de Forde, 26 weeks 15s. 2d.
Obit of Mr. Geoffrey de Eton, 39 weeks 1l. 2s. 9d.
Obit of Richard Abel, 52 weeks 1l. 10s. 4d.
Obit of Henry de Stanton, 46 weeks 1l. 6s. 10d.
Obit of Richard de Alresford, 39 weeks 1l. 2s. 9d.
Installing Thomas de Stapleton 8d.
William de Charleton, 1 term's pension 10l. 0s. 0d.
Same for release of farm of Cheddar 6l. 13s. 4d.
Total expenses 373l. 12s. 1d.
Owing by communar 221l. 10s. 3d.
by reeve of North Cory 58l. 19s. 10¼d.
by reeve of Knappe 6l. 18s. 2d.
by reeve of Hacche 6l. 18s. 0d.
by reeve of Wynescombe 27l. 8s. 4d.
by reeve of Cheddar 7l. 13s. d.
by reeve of Congresbury 8l. 18s. ¾d.
by bailiff of Canons' Grange 88l. 7s. 10¾d.
by bailiff of Lydierd 1l. 0s. 11d.
Total arrears of reeves and bailiffs 206l. 4s. d.
All arrears 427l. 14s. 11½d.
Auditing the account 2l. 7s. 2d.
Stokegummer suit, leaving 40l. to pay 20l. 0s. 0d.
W. de Pencrich, 2 journeys to Stoke under Hamdon 5s. 8d.
Walter de Brough and buyers of corn of Congresbury, gift 2l. 0s. 0d.
Richard de Rodeney, student at Grauntebrigg, gift 10l. 0s. 0d.
John de Britton, for expenses in Stokegummer suit 24l. 9s. 8d.
Bartholomew de Welynton, for his robe 1l. 6s. 8d.
Total allowances 60l. 9s. 2d.
Communar owes clear 367l. 5s. d.
15 resident canons receive each 24l. 9s. 8d.
9d. remainder given to communar. Et sic est quietus.
Decreed that henceforth no canon wishing to count residence shall stay in another canon's house.
Canons in residence: Dean, treasurer, chancellor, archd. Bath, Mr. Laurence, succentor, Hamelin, provost, Pencrich, Cherleton, Chipston, Mr. T. de Haselschawe, Cloppecote, Mr. J. Martel, Mr. J. Pymme. In all, 15.