Escheator's Accounts: 1408-9

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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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1408–1409. Accounts of John Halston, the Escheator, from Michaelmas, 1408, to Michaelmas, 1409.


Oblations of the lord bishop 6s. 8d.
Oblations of the dead 5s. 3d.
Palfrey and saddle of Thomas Terry 2l. 0s. 0d.
The like of John Bonyngdon 2l. 0s. 0d.
Obit of Cristina Barbor, to be kept hereafter in May
Increase of rent of John Webbe's house, late John Feddyng's, occupied for 3 quarters at 2s. the quarter 1s. 0d.
From the prebend Wedmore II, vacant by the death of John Gamull 4l. 0s. 0d.
From Buckland Denham, vacant by the death of Thomas Terry 10l. 13s. 4d.
From Wedmore IV, vacant by the death of John Bonyngdon 4l. 0s. 0d.


Paid to John Bowe for one subsidy 1s. 4d.
To 50 persons, 10d. each, from T. Terry's palfrey and saddle 2l. 1s. 8d.
To 48 persons, 10d. each, from J. Bonyngdon's palfrey and saddle 2l. 0s. 0d.
The escheator, to Buckland Denam, with horse hire for 2 days 1s. 4d.
The escheator, to Depford, hiring 2 horses for 3 days, to view the granary and the trespasses made by John Putte 4s. 0d.
Wine for Mr. R. Harewell, &c., viewing defects of houses 1s. 8d.
The escheator had to repay at the audit 22s. 1d. for Wybert's obit, not distributed, 13s. 8d. overcharge in distribution in Easter term, 6s. 8d. from his fee, quia modicum laboravit; altogether 2l. 2s. 1d.
Owing from the prebend of Buckland, vacant by the death of Th. Tyrry 10l. 13s. 4d.
from Wedmore V [? IV], vacant by the death of John Bonyngdon, to be distributed by the next escheator 4l. 0s. 0d.
by other debtors 109l. 6s. 8d.