Escheator's Accounts: 1391-2

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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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1391–1392. Accounts of Thomas Martyn, the Escheator, from Michaelmas, 1391, to Michaelmas, 1392.

Received from nundines, 11s.d.; pix of St. Andrew, 8s.d.; oblations on Good Friday, 10½d.; Easter, 3d.; of dead, 4s.d.; at St. Katharine's altar in the cloister, 2½d. 1l. 4s. 10½d.
Obits: Michaelmas term.—M. Thomas Bocking, Ralph Lullington and his friends, for houses in Chamberlain St. which Th. B. inhabits 13s. 4d.
John Roper, 13s. 4d.; procession on the eve of the Conception of B.V.M., for soul of Nicholas Pontesbury, late sub-dean 5s. 0d.
Walter Hull 10s. 0d.
Christmas term.—Stephen Penpel, 20s.; Henry Bouedich, 20s.
Lady Day term.—Bishop William de Marchia, 11½d., not more, because only this sum was found in his pix
Paid to the bishop for rent of the chapel over the gate in Torre lane, 1lb. of cumin worth 4d.
for mending a window in escheator's cawete in cathedral 6d.
for 4,500 tiles, for John Langemore's house in Torre lane 1l. 2s. 6d.
Balance, 115l. 15s. 6d., of which with prior of St. John's, Wells, from Codeworth's houses, rent for 17 years 4l. 5s. 0d.
the like for 2 years, a dozen of woollen cloth having been distrained for 6s. 8d. 3s. 4d.
J. Fordham, late dean, for Wedmore I, vacant by the death of S. Penpel 13l. 6s. 8d.
Executors of S. Penpel, for the same prebend, vacant by the death of J. Carlton 40l. 0s. 0d.
ditto for rent of `Gabriel' for 9 years 9l. 9s. 0d.
John Gerdel, for Roger Cruk's house for 12 years 1l. 16s. 0d.
Dean Sudbury, for Wedmore I, vacant by the death of R. Stratton 40l. 0s. 0d.
Archdeacon of Wells, for obit of Peter de Cicestria, to be paid for repairs of houses when they shall have been raised 10s. 0d.
John Argum, prebendary of Holcomb, vacant by the death of J. Hope 1l. 0s. 0d.
Richard Bruton, prebendary of Ashill, vacant by the death of Wm. Chamber (granted to him for 4l. 6s. 8d. on condition of giving the dean and chapter half the proceeds, which amounts to 10l. and more) 3l. 15s. 4d.
Peter Barton, 32s. for the canonical house at Torre lane gate