Escheator's Accounts: 1380-2

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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 William Belde, the Escheator, from Michaelmas, 1380, to Michaelmas, 1381.

Balance, including 40l. for vacancy of Wedmore I 101l. 6s. d.
Received of nundines of St. Kalixtus, 6s. 10¾d.; of St. Andrew, 11s.d. 18s. d.
anniversary of Dean Pempel and Stephen Brocas and burial of William Benet and pix of St. Andrew 13s. 11d.
oblations on Good Friday d.
houses in New St., 5s.; on Mountery, 1s. 6s. 0d.
Obits, Lady Day term.—add Walter de London, 6s. 8d.; Bp. W. de Marchia only 7s.d., as found in pix
St. John Baptist term.—add Gilbert Byngham, Richard Button and Henry de London, from houses in Tor Lane and la Mountrey 1l. 4s. 4d.
Vacancy of Wedmore I, by the death of Dean Robert Stratton 40l. 0s. 0d.
Defaults of rent, unoccupied houses 2l. 1s. 4d.
Paid for obits in Michaelmas term—omitting William Archdeacon, and Thomas Wodeford, adding Thomas the Weaver 10l. 4s. 0d.
obits in Christmas term.—Omitting Walter Noreys, John Martell and J. and T. Wareyn, adding John Seyot and Walter de Leusdon 11l. 16s. 10½d.
obits in Lady Day term.—Omitting Wm. de Bath and W. de Welyngton 9l. 1s. d.
obits in Midsummer term.—Omitting Walter Burnel, Robert Buggelegh, Humphrey Clerk, G. Byngham, R. Button and Robert Netilton 14l. 9s. 1d.
Journey to Bristol to get 1 mark from the master of St. John's 1s. 0d.
Allowed to the escheator for Thomas Ellewell [vicar], omitted last year 1s. 6d.
for rent of houses by Geldehall, held for his life at the yearly rent of 1d. 6s. 7d.
for half-year's rent of Thomas Lupyat's houses in New St., unoccupied 2s. 6d.
For vacancy of Wedmore I, by death of Dean S. Pympel 26l. 13s. 4d.
Balance, 120l. 11s. 4d., which thus remains:—
with Thomas Bockyng for obit of Ralph Lullyngton for 13 years 4l. 6s. 8d.
with prebend of Harptre, vacant by death of John Lumbard 4l. 0s. 0d.
with William Doolley and John Watlegh, for obit of R. Netilton for 7 years 8l. 0s. 0d.
with prior of St. John's, rent of house for 7 years 1l. 15s. 0d.
with prior of St. John's, for 2 years, for which distraint has been made of half a white cloth 10s. 0d.
with Thomas, vicar of Dunden, for the prebend vacant by death of Thomas Mudefrey 4l. 3s. 1d.
with late Dean Fordham, for vacancy of Wedmore I, by the death of Stephen Pympel 13l. 6s. 8d.
with Pympel's executors, for vacancy of same, by death of John Carleton 40l. 0s. 0d.
with Thomas Sudbury, now dean, for vacancy of same, by death of Robert Stratton 40l. 0s. 0d.
with executors of Mr. Stephen Pympel, for rent of houses Gabriel 1l. 1s. 0d.
with John Gurdel for Cruk's houses 3s. 0d.
with William Belde, computant 3l. 5s. 11d.
Distributed to 58½ persons, 1s. 1d. each 3l. 3s. d.
To the escheator, who is thus quit 2s. d.

Accounts of Nicholas Face, the Escheator, Michaelmas, 1381, to Michaelmas, 1382.

Received.—Oblations on nundines of St. Kalixtus and St. Andrew 1l. 9s. 7d.
pix of St. Andrew 16s. 3d.
Good Friday 1s. 1d.
oblations of the king and queen 13s. 4d.
oblations of the dead 1l. 6s. d.
palfrey and saddle of Robert Lamborne 2l. 0s. 0d.
the like of Mr. John Horsyngton, chancellor 4l. 13s. 4d.
the like of Mr. Richard Carleton 3l. 6s. 8d.
the like of Mr. Robert Stonore 2l. 0s. 0d.
By stone sold and pasture of garden of W. Archdeacon's houses 7s. 4d.
Obits of Christmas term.—Add Hugh de Romenale, 20s.; John Martel, 3s.; John Hubard, 12s.
Lady Day term.—Add Walter de London, 6s. 8d.
Vacant prebends: Tanton, by the death of Thomas de Shapton 4l. 0s. 0d.
Cumbe XIV, by the death of John Codeford 5l. 6s. 8d.
Hengestrigg, by the death of Mr. William Odcumbe 22l. 0s. 0d.
Wedmore III, by the death of Robert Samborne 4l. 0s. 0d.
Compton Episcopi, by the death of Mr. John Horsington 20l. 0s. 0d.
Codeworth, by the death of Mr. Richard Carleton 9l. 6s. 8d.
Barton, by the death of Mr. Robert Stonore 9l. 6s. 8d.
Defaults of rent.—John Martel's house in Mulle lane is let to Thomas Jay at a yearly rent of 20d. for 14 years, after that at 6s. 8d.
Paid to Thomas Mount for his labour, by order of the chapter 2l. 0s. 0d.
Distributed to 47 to 53 persons, proceeds of palfreys of above-named canons 11l. 1s. 7d.
To palfrey keeper and expenses 6s. 0d.
By distraint for tenement in Tucker St. for Crick's obit, one dozen of white cloth 6s. 8d.
Henceforth to be paid for obit of R. Lullington, from a house in Chamberlain St. 13s. 4d.
Distributed among 60 persons, 6l., and 13s.d. to the escheator.