Escheator's Accounts: 1372-3

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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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Accounts of John Modyr, the Escheator, from Michaelmas, 1372, to Michaelmas, 1373.

Balance 169l. 1s. 2d.
Received by oblations.—Nundines of St. Kalixtus and St. Andrew 1l. 1s. d.
Pix of St. Andrew 1l. 1s. 0d.
Burial and anniversaries of Nicholas Pontesbury, John Lumbard, Roger Wytchurch, John Carlton, Bp. Ralph and Roger Joliblod 3s. 0d.
Easter Day 1s. 1d.
Palfrey and saddle of Mr. N. de Pontesbury 2l. 10s. 0d.
Bequest for R. Joliblod's obit and anniversary 1l. 19s. 8d.
New income.—2 crofts in New St., 2s. 6d.; Christine Barbour's houses, 5s.; new curtilage in the Muntary, 1s. 8s. 6d.
Obits in Michaelmas term.—Elias Fellard, 5s.; Reynold Scory, 6s. 6d.; Richard Bamfield, 10s.; John de Axbrigg, 10s.; Robert Burnel, 20s.; Nicholas Selborne, 11s.; Alice Bouch, 5s.; Henry de Bath, 6s. 8d.; Henry de Bratton, 26s. 8d.; William Archdeacon, 5s.; Bp. Jocelin, 20s.; William de Button, 26s. 8d.; Gilbert Sarum, 13s. 4d.; Walter de Halschawe, 20s.; William Bouch, 1s. 8d.; Walter de St. Quintin, 20s.; Geoffrey le Ferour, 10s.; Thomas Wodeford, 1s. 10l. 18s. 6d.
Christmas term.—Helias Chaplain, 13s. 4d.; Walter de Compton, 1l. 6s. 8d.; Gilbert de Bingham, 10s.; Adam Gyssych, 6s. 8d.; John de Cumbe, 8s.; Walter de Wethamstede, 13s. 4d.; Richard Button, 14s. 8d.; Mabel Bouche, 5s.; John Watelegh, 7s.; William de Pulton, 13s. 4d.; Walter Noreys, 1s.; Ralph Preciosus, 10s.; John de Godelegh, 20s.; Roger Cruk, 14s., and for poor, 8s.; Henry Huse, 20s.; Stephen de Chichester, 6s. 8d.; Luke Lundres, 7s. 4d.; Ralph de Lullington, 6s. 8d.; Hugh de Romenale, 20s.; John Martell, 3s.; John Hubard, 12s.; Hugh de Lymington, 5s., not more because so allowed for lives of John and Thomas Wareyn; Henry Wyrcestre, 5s.; procession before image of B.V., 5s. 13l. 1s. 8d.
Lady Day term.—William de Bath, from houses held by Robert Trut, 16s. 8d.; William Button, 2l. 5s.; King Richard I, 20s.; William de Welyngton, 20s.; Isaac de Mertock, 5s.; Stephen de Tornaco, 6s. 8d.; Walter de Hornyngton, 5s.; John Surrey, 24s.; Peter de Cicestre, 10s.; Samuel de Melles, 3s.; Richard Atteber, 10s.; procession before image of St. George, 5s., for soul of William Brocworth; John le Fort, 10s.; Wilbert de Lyttelton, 20s.; William de Marchia, 20s.; Walter the Chamberlain, 3s.; John de Herford, 10s. 11l. 13s. 4d.
St. John Baptist term.—John Hoo, 8s.; Walter Burnel, 10s.; Hugh Greneford, 13s. 4d.; John Chamfeld, 10s. 4d.; Robert Buggelegh, 6s. 8d.; Luke Membury, 5s.; Richard Cobham, 13s. 4d.; Henry Tesson, 13s. 4d.; Bp. Ralph, 66s. 8d.; procession for Hugh Rous, 6s. 8d.; John Pole, 6s. 8d.; Umfrey Clerk, 6s. 8d.; David de Welweton, 6s. 8d.; Hugh Rous, 21s.; John de Button, 26s. 8d.; Matthew de Straton, 33s. 4d.; Henry de London, 13s. 4d.; Luke de Mellesburgh, 6s. 8d.; Thomas Button, 46s.; Roger Parsoun, 10s.; Gilbert Bingham, Richard Button, Henry de London, 24s. 4d.; Robert Netelton, 20s. 18l. 14s. 8d.
For prebend of Wedmore II, vacant by the death of Roger Wyte 4l. 0s. 0d.
Total of receipts 65l. 12s. d.
Defectus Redditus.—Unoccupied houses 1l. 11s. 0d.
The houses in the corner of the churchyard rebuilt 1363.
Paid.—To 7 vicars and sacrist 1d. each, for morning mass on Feast of St. Kalixtus; choristers, 3d.; keeper of relics, 4d. 1s. 3d.
to 7 vicars 1d. each for morning mass on Feast of St. Andrew; choristers, 3d.; keeper of relics, 4d. 1s. 2d.
from palfrey of Nicholas Pontesbury, distributed 2l. 7s. 6d.
to horse keeper, 2s., and expenses of horse 3 days, 1s. 3s. 0d.
exequies of Roger Joliblod to 54 persons at dirge, 13s. 6d.; altarist, 3d.; choristers, 3d.; at mass, 13s. 6d.; altarist, 3d.; choristers, 3d. 1l. 8s. 0d.
his anniversary: dirge, 6s. 9d.; mass, 4s. 10d.; in extraneis, 2d. 11s. 9d.
Distributed at exequies of Helias Fellard: at dirge, among 44 persons beside the altarist and chorister, 1½d. each 5s. 9d.
of Reynold Scory and Richard Bamfeld: at dirge, among 51 persons beside altarist and chorister, 2d. each 8s. 10d.
at mass, among 51 beside altarist and chorister, 1d. each 4s. 5d.
so among 54 to 58 persons besides altarist and chorister in obits of Michaelmas term, omitting William Bouche, G. le Ferour and T. Wodeford 10l. 2s. 4d.
among 7 vicars at morning mass on St. Katharine's Day 1s. 5d.
obits of Christmas term, omitting W. Noreys, and adding John Hubard 11l. 14s. 10½d.
obits of Lady Day term, omitting William de Bath, W. Brocworth, Walter Chamberlain, W. de Marchia and John de Herford 8l. 14s. 1d.
procession on Vigil of Annunciation at altar of St. Katharine in the cloister 4s. 10d.
to 7 vicars at morning mass on Lady Day 1s. 5d.
among 40 persons at the image of St. George 5s. 3d.
obits of St. John Baptist's term, omitting W. Burnel, Robert Buggelegh, Gilbert Bingham, Richard Button, and including Walter Chamberlain and John de Harford, omitted above 17l. 9s. 4d.
Necessary expenses.—Torches at St. Saviour's altar, 1s. 8d.; at Lady Chapel, 10s.; keeper of fabric, 4s.; 1lb. cumin, rent to bp., 2½d.; wages of escheator, 6s. 8d.; of computus clerk, 3s. 4d.; parchment, &c., 8d.; 1lb. wax for St. Katharine's mass and on 2 nundines, 7d.; to subtreasurer, for obit of W. Compton, 1s.; repairs of Borne's houses, 4s.; escheator's expenses to Harptre and Chewton, 10d. 1l. 12s. 11½d.
Total expenses, 56l. 10s. 1d.; escheator owes 178l. 3s. d.
Owing from Shaldeford prebend, by the death of Robert Chykewell, for 1369 13l. 6s. 8d.
from the same, by the death of Thomas Bocketon, for 1366 13l. 6s. 8d.
from Wedmore I, by the death of John Carleton, for 1360 40l. 0s. 0d.
from Huish and Brent, by the death of the bp. of Tusculum, cardinal archd. of Wells 40l. 0s. 0d.
obit of Roger Cruk, from 1348 onwards, at 3s. yearly 3l. 15s. 0d.
obit of Walter Noreys 1l. 2s. 6d.
obit of Ralph Lullyngton, for Bocking's houses, for 1368 to 1372 1l. 13s. 4d.
from Harptre prebend, by the death of John Lumbard, 1368 4l. 0s. 0d.
from Brent and Huish, by the death of Nicholas, cardinal archd. of Wells, 1369 40l. 0s. 0d.
from Combe XII, by the death of John Newman, provost, 1369 5l. 6s. 8d.
obit of Hugh Hornyngton for 1364–1370, received by Stephen de Hull 7l. 0s. 0d.
Total owing, 169l. 10s. 10d., and the escheator owes 8l. 12s. d.
For repairs of Borne's houses 4s. 0d.
For obit of William de Marchia because only 15s. 8d. was in the pix 4s. 4d.
Rent of houses refused by the prior of St. John's Hospital 5s. 0d.
Remaining with the precentor for houses by le Glehall 6s. 8d.
Remaining with the prebendary of Wedmore II 4l. 0s. 0d.
To William Wynd, given by the auditors because of his poverty 1s. 0d.
To computant for his manifold labour 10s. d.
Remainder, 61s., distributed to 61 persons at the exchequer, 1s. each