Communar's Accounts: 1343-4

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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 Cammel, the Communar, Michaelmas, 1343, to Michaelmas, 1344.

Arrears of last year 341l. 10s. 0d.
To 17 resident canons 340l. 0s. 0d.
To Gervase atte Purie of North Cory, overcharge for corn 1l. 4s. 0d.
Remainder 6s. 0d.
New Receipts. Of William Pode, reeve of Hatch 18l. 13s. 0d.
Robert Oseburn, reeve of Knappe 29l. 1s. 4d.
William Fraunkelayn, reeve of Cory 42l. 14s. 0d.
John Willemot, reeve of Cory 172l. 14s. 0d.
Richard Est, reeve of Wynescomb 50l. 18s. 4d.
Michael de Estone, farmer of Lydiard 30l. 0s. 0d.
Mr. John de Wanbergh, farmer of Cheddar 33l. 6s. 8d.
Mr. Richard de Thisteldone, farmer of Congresbury 40l. 0s. 0d.
Mr. John de London, farmer of Stokegommar 45l. 0s. 0d.
Walter de Meriet, farmer of Okhampton 8l. 0s. 0d.
Pension of St. Cuthbert's 13l. 6s. 8d.
Chewton 23l. 6s. 8d.
Southbarrow 4l. 0s. 0d.
Carampton 5l. 0s. 0d.
Nether Staweye 2l. 0s. 0d.
Norton sub Hamdon 2l. 0s. 0d.
West Lidford 6s. 8d.
house Cawete 2s. 0d.
Keynesham Abbey for appropriation of West Harptre, not during tenure of rector Remainder from last year 6s. 0d.
Total Receipts 520l. 15s. 4d.


Commons of bishop and canons 214l. 14s. 8d.
Processions 5l. 8s. 8d.
Commons of vicars 72l. 5s. 3d.
vicar of St. Cuthbert's and master of schools 3l. 0s. 8d.
chaplains of B.M. 2l. 5s. 6d.
clerks keeping church 2l. 12s. 0d.
breviators 4s. 1d.
To canon of Cory 1l. 0s. 0d.
Wine for altars 3l. 6s. 10d.
Distributor of wine 2s. 0d.
Wine for Cena Domini and Pascha 7s. 0d.
Oil for chrism 1s. 0d.
Vessel for ditto ½d.
Commons of bp. and canons of Innocents Day 2s. 9d.
Bringers of Exennium of St. Dunstan 8d.
Rogations 9s. 4d.
For bringing down the relics 8d.
Wages of communar and tabellar 2l. 0s. 0d.
Vicar of St. Cuthbert's house 6s. 8d.
Bp. William senior's chaplain, 50s.; obit, 45s.; poor bread, 45s. 7l. 0s. 0d.
Bp. Burnel and Bp. Haselshaw's chaplains, 6l. 13s. 4d.; bread, wax, repairs, 4s.; obit and poor bread, 60s.; communar, 2s.; sacrist, 8d. 10l. 0s. 0d.
H. Huse's chaplains, 6l. 13s. 4d.; bread, wine, repairs, 3s. 4d.; obit, 20s.; poor bread, 40s.; communar, 2s.; escheator, 8d.; sacrist, 8d. 9l. 0s. 0d.
Richard I's obit 1l. 0s. 0d.
W. de Welyngton's chaplains, 6l. 13s. 4d.; bread, wine and repairs, 4s.; obit, 20s.; poor bread, 40s.; communar, 2s.; sacrist, 8d. 9l. 0s. 0d.
Bp. Drokensford and R. Cormailles's chaplains, 6l. 13s. 4d.; wax, 1s. 6l. 14s. 4d.
King Edward, Q. Margaret, Elias de Godeleye and wife Joan, and Dean J. de Godeleye's chaplains, 1 at altar of Corpus Christi, the other in chapel of B.M. in the cloister, 6l. 13s. 4d.; light, wine, and repairs, 12s.; obit, 20s.; poor bread, 30s.; psalter, 3s. 2d.; sacrist, 8d. 9l. 19s. 2d.
Obit of Bp. Jocelin 1l. 0s. 0d.
J. de Bruton's chaplain, 66s. 8d.; light, 6d. 3l. 7s. 2d.
J. Martel's chaplain, 66s. 8d.; light, 10d. 3l. 7s. 6d.
Installation of abbat of Athelney 8d.
Treasurer, for obsequies of Isabel de Courtney and J. de Bello Campo 2s. 0d.
Parchment and acquittance 2s. 6d.
Clerk for compotus and visus 3s. 4d.
Total 371l. 8s. d.

Foreign Expenses.

Farmer of Lydiard, for Lent pension to rector of Bagburgh 7s. 0d.
Mr. Robert de Baldok, farmer of Bournham, for vicar's house ad superedificandum 4s. 0d.
Prior of Tanton, collector of procurations of cardinals, for temporals and spirituals of cathedral at ¼d. per pound 6s. 10¼d.
Taking do. to Tanton 6d.
Nuncio Raymund Peregrinus, 1st year of stay in England and acquittance 7s. 4d.
Carrying said money to London 1s. 6d.
Building St. Cuthbert's chancel, besides 20l. last year 20l. 9s. d.
Colt, before it was sold, mortuary of Hugh de Draycot d.
Richard Tychemarsh, sequestration of Staweye, and appointing vicar, and at Dunster for Carampton pension 1s. 6d.
William de Worstone, advocate in court of Canterbury 6l. 0s. 0d.
Jurors of North Cory hundred at Wells before justiciaries 13s. 4d.
Mending lock and key of communar's cawete 2s. 0d.
Dedication of high altar of Stoke 3l. 6s. 8d.
Taking letter of sequestration to Chewton 2d.
Taking inhibition to archd. of Dorset about farm of Whitchurch 1s. 4d.
Fetching do 1s. 8d.
Gift to clerk of William de Thorp, justiciar, at Wells 10s. 0d.
William de Hacch, in satisfaction of suit before King's justiciaries 1l. 6s. 8d.
Gifts at same session: to John de Strete, 20s.; William de Coleford, 10s.; James Huse, 13s. 4d.; Thomas Fitzjames, 10s. 2l. 13s. 4d.
Messenger's wages to Marlborough about the queen's coming 1s. 0d.
Dean for procurations of Lovington and Lidierd 1l. 6s. 8d.
Fine for dean's not appearing in Wiliton Court for Bikenalre 3s. 4d.
Confirming king's charter for Lovington 1l. 10s. 0d.
Procuration to archdeacon for Modeford 7s. d.
Commons of Alan de Esse, lord of Codworth, 20 days 5s. 0d.
William de Worston, advocate in the court of Canterbury, year's pension 2l. 0s. 0d.
Total 44l. 8s. 0d.
Total expenses and payments 415l. 16s. d.
Remainder 104l. 18s. 10¼d.
Owed by William Pende, reeve of Hacche 7l. 13s. 10¼d.
Robert Osbarn, reeve of Cnappe 6l. 11s. d.
William Frankeley and John Wylimot, reeves of North Cory 86l. 19s. d.
Richard Est, reeve of Wynescomb 36l. 8s. d.
the farmer of Burnham 30l. 0s. 0d.
the farmer of Modford and Lovington 30l. 0s. 0d.
the farmer of Withchurch 30l. 0s. 0d.
the farmer of Canons' Grange 80l. 0s. 0d.
the farmer of Bikenalre 12l. 0s. 0d.
Henry de Pulham, for old timber of St. Cuthbert's chancel 10s. 0d.
Total with arrears 425l. 1s. 8d.
Paid to communar at audit 3l. 14s. 4d.
for Thomas Chapeleyn 10s. 0d.
for John Chambre, for pasturing beasts of Ralph de Middelneye 9s. 8d.
for William Ingulph, reeve of Cory, for beasts of Ralph de Middelneye and Richard de Acton 1l. 17s. 9d.
for Richard Coker, holding court of Cory 1l. 0s. 0d.
for William atte Bere, attending Consistory Court 1l. 0s. 0d.
for Mr. William de Cristelham, proctor in Consistory Court 6s. 8d.
for Mr. Stephen de Hull, notary 1l. 0s. 0d.
Commons of Thomas le Gurnay, late lord of Harptre, 30 days 7s. 6d.
To communar for William de Laveley, for compotus 6s. 8d.
For dean's proctor, for visiting Cheddre 13s. 4d.
Total of allowances 11l. 5s. 11d.
Owed by communar, 413l. 15s. 9d. To 19 canons residing, 21l. 14s. each To John Strode, carpenter 6s. 8d.
To communar in his cawete 1l. 3s. 1d.
Canons residing: Walter de London, dean, William Litelton, precentor, Roger de Mortuo mari, archd. of Wells, Richard Thisteldene, treasurer, Symon de Bristoll, chancellor, Walter de Hulle, archd. of Bath, Henry Carleton, Michael Esson, John Hiwisch, Richard Rodeney, John Wamberge, John London, John Dutton, Robert Baldok, William Dalton, Henry Fulham, Robert Stonore, Geoffrey Chalceheth, Nicholas Iford.
Bydesham. Dean Walter de London, farmer of Bydesham 12l. 0s. 0d.
Paid to fabric 6l. 0s. 0d.
Master of schools, 26s. 8d,; wardens of church, 20s.; sacrist, 3s. 4d.; organ keeper, 13s. 4d.; pan for coals, 6d.; binding gradual, 8d.; coals, 2s. 9d.; paper for Sunday table, 2½d.; vertegres, ½d.; making it, 2d. 3l. 7s. 8d.
Legenda for Wynescombe, illuminating 15 letters, 1s. 3d.; writing, 10d.; binding, 4d. 2s. 5d.
For bells (named Maria, Peter, Button, Donston), baudriks, clappers, &c., in great clockerium, and in campanile towards the dean's Curia 18s. 3d.
Keys for cloister door, and door of the exchequer, thread, wax, vertegres 7d.
Total expended, 10l. 9s. 11d.; communar owes 1l. 10s. 1d.
Berlich. Arrears 3l. 12s. d.
From Berlice in 4 payments 25l. 3s. 4d.
archd. of Wells, for pension from Borwe 10l. 0s. 0d.
Nicholas de Bathon's houses, for soul of Ralph de Lullington, 5th year 16s. 0d.
Total receipts with arrears 39l. 11s. d.
To 4 chaplains for John the Provost, the senior 10l. 13s. 4d.
Obit and poor bread 2l. 13s. 4d.
Boys singing the antiphon 1l. 0s. 0d.
56lbs. of wax, 21s., and making, 1s. 4d. 1l. 2s. 4d.
To communar and sacrist 4s. 0d.
Obit of Walter de St. Quintin 13s. 4d.
Chaplain for W. de Button junior, 53s. 4d.; obit and poor bread, 26s. 8d. 4l. 0s. 0d.
Hugh de Romenhale, 53s. 4d.; obit and poor bread, 46s. 8d. 5l. 0s. 0d.
Bread for Ralph de Lullington 2l. 6s. 0d.
Obit of Henry Bracton 1l. 6s. 8d.
Adam Gyssich 6s. 8d.
Matthew de Stratton 1l. 13s. 4d.
Henry de Greneford 13s. 4d.
Chaplain for Bp. Drokensford and Archd. R. de Wambergh at the altar of Corpus Christi 3l. 6s. 8d.
Clerk making compotus of pensions 3s. 4d.
2 towels, 13½d., and mending coffer, 4d., for altar of St. Nicholas 1s. d.
Total expenses 35l. 3s. 10½d.
Owing by communar, of which Tichmersh's arrears are 3l: 12s.d. 4l. 7s. d.

>Record attached: John Cristelton, clerk of the dean and papal commissary to Hugh, vicar of Dondon, to cite defaulters detected in the dean's visitation to appear in the Lady Chapel by the cloister on Saturday next after SS. Crispin and Crispinian, and there to certify by letters what has been done. Dated Wells, xiii Kal. Nov., 1344. The names of those cited follow with their fines.

On back: On Friday after SS. Crispin and Crispinian, iiii Kal. Nov., 1344, in the cathedral appeared John Abbot of North Cory before the dean and chapter. His case prorogued to Friday after All Saints; when he appeared before Mr. Walter de Hull, archd. of Bath, and submitted himself.

Another record: Archd. W. de Hull's sentence on John Abbe, who confesses to have seized the great tithes of Winscombe, to pay 60s. at Wells before the feast of All Saints, under pain of greater excommunication. Published in the cathedral, Nov. 5, 1344.

[On back in French:] John Abbe owes the dean and chapter 60s. for the corn of Lillesdone, which he bought of Mr. Robert Baldok. This he pays in mitigation, and will pay the rest by the days assigned.

Et que dieu eies mercy de moy, jeo perdr' sur la chace xx livres.