Communar's Accounts: 1490-1

Pages 122-123

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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1490–1491. Accounts of John Menyman, the Communar, from Michaelmas, 1490, to Michaelmas, 1491.


Rents of assize, several tenements being ruinous 7l. 16s. 8d.
Received of Knappe mills 4l. 6s. 8d.


Paid the dean and canons residentiary for Bekenton mass, 4d. daily 6l. 1s. 8d.
5lbs. of wax on his anniversary 2s. 8d.
12½lbs. of wax for mass through the year 8s. 0d.
the communar for paying the said mass 6s. 8d.
Repairing the way near the new work in Chamberlain St. against the king's coming 8d.
Procurations for Modeford at the archbishop's visitation 2s. 8d.
Expenses of the steward in riding towards the king's majesty, &c. 16s. 7d.
Expenses at Faryngdon for communications with the prior of Bath about electing the bishop 4s. 3d.
King's tenth 35l. 18s. d.
Distributed among 12 canons 143l. 2s. d.
Paid for 2 torches weighing 64½lbs., with making 1l. 1s. 6d.
repair of Paxbread 8d.
repair of a chalice for the altar of St. John 1s. 0d.
binding a gradual in the choir 3s. 0d.
binding Legenda 3s. 0d.
binding a collectary 5d.
morning censers 1s. 0d.
binding a library book 2s. 0d.
and a gradual in the choir 1s. 10d.
Removing the great organ from St. Mary's chapel to the choir 4d.
Writing divers evidences and parchment for same 2l. 16s. 8d.
Barlych. Paid for a paper missal for the altar of St. Nicholas by the cloister 1l. 0s. 0d.

Note. 24 Jan. 1667.—This parchment shewed to N. Dowthwaite, gent., &c., as before, ante, p. 98.