Communar's Accounts: 1421-2

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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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1421–1422.: Accounts of Robert Burgh, the Communar, from Michaelmas, 1421, to Michaelmas, 1422.

To 15 canons, residing last year 283l. s. 15s. d.


Perquisites of the chapters of Wynsham and Combe 10s. 0d.
Vacancy of Crokehorne church 10s. 0d.
Vacancy of Chiltorne church 1s. 10d.

Necessary expenses.

Commons of the bishop and canons 203l. 16s. 2d.
Parchment and paper for little rolls 1s. 6d.

Foreign expenses.

John Beef, steward of the chapter, one year's fee 2l. 0s. 0d.
William Gaskyn senior, one year's fee 1l. 0s. 0d.
William Gaskyn junior, attorney, one year's fee 6s. 8d.
John Bromeleigh, clerk of Cory, one year's fee 2l. 0s. 0d.
William Brytt, official of the dean and chapter 1l. 0s. 0d.
To the prior of Montacute, the king's half tenth at Martinmas 17l. 19s. d.
The abbat of Sherborne, half tenth for Whitchurch 14s. 10d.
The prior of Dunster, the like 5s. 0d.
The bishop's servants on Innocents' Day 4l. 0s. 0d.
The abbat for the sacrist of Glaston, for rector of Pokilchurch, 21st year 2l. 10s. 0d.
Expenses at Bristol, to consult with Gilbert Denys 10s. 0d.
Fee to William Powlet, William Gaskyn and John Beef, coming to Wells at the request of the chapter 2l. 0s. 0d.
Their breakfast at the steward's 6s. 3d.
Expenses of their servants and horses at Simon Bayly's 7s. 3d.
Wine for canons and counsel 2s. d.
Distraining Robert Yevelton and taking his beasts 13s. 4d.
Wine for Canons Palton and Rodney in the Treasury d.
Expenses of W. Gaskyn and John Hatton, for the court of the prior of Sheen 1s. 9d.
Expenses of the lawyer 5s. 4d.
Executing a writ of fieri facias against Robert Yevelton 1l. 3s. 10d.
W. Powlet and J. Beef, second interview with Richard Cheddre and R. Yevelton 6s. 8d.
Fee to John Roke, by order of the chapter 1l. 6s. 8d.
Expenses of 3 canons at Bridgwater, to meet Richard Cheddre about porcheria (? pigstye) 2l. 5s. 6d.
Mr. R. Penyford and John Cole, visiting all the farms 3l. 0s. 2d.
More expenses of Powlet and Beef 17s. 0d.
J. Gaskyn, for executing a writ of venire facias against Robert Yevelton 10s. 0d.
John Stourton, for executing a writ of levari facias against the same 1l. 0s. 0d.
Expenses of Mr. John Stafford's servants and horses at Simon Bayly's 1l. 0s. d.
Expenses of canons in London, for breakfast with John Stafford, who treated with the prior of Sheen about Chewton 18s. 0d.
Fetching the pension for 2 years from the prior of Langlete 7d.
Breakfast for W. Powlet and John Beef and their servants at the steward's house, on the Saturday after Michaelmas 4s. 7d.
The chapter clerk, for a certificate about the assembly of all the canons 8d.
Treating with the wife of Gilbert Denys and his executors for payment of 20 marks 3s. 6d.
Expenses of the auditors at the account of the reeves 5l. 0s. 0d.
The like at the account of the communar 17s. d.
Mr. Stephen Morepath, part payment of 10l. 5l. 0s. 0d.
David Coke owes for the cost of digging Truttesmore this year 6s. 8d.
To 16 canons resident this year, 18l. 18s.d. each 302l. 19s. d.
Bydesham. Paid Thomas Lockyer for a chair of iron for the ruler of choir 6s. 6d.
Fittings of leather and cords for the same 1s. 4d.
Ironwork, hinges and nails for 2 chawets in the choir and behind the high altar 2s. 6d.
Mending choir books and binding, and mending chawet in Treasury 1s. 10d.
Making an iron rod for the Lenten veil 10d.
Lock and key for the chawet behind the high altar for keeping graduals in 6d.
Key for the chawet at St. Stephen's altar and for one dark-lantern [absconsum] 11d.
Paid Mr. John Orum for 2 candlesticks of latten [aurichalcum] in the lady chapel behind the high altar 13s. 4d.
Key for the chawet of the clerk of B.V.M. and mending chawet at the altar of St. John 11d.
For 3 cords for 3 basins before the high altar, 1 cord for the picture behind the great altar, and 1 cord for a basin in the choir, and 1 cord for the Lenten veil before the Cross in the nave 3s. 3d.
24 ells of linen cloth for 3 albs and 3 amices and 2 towels for the altar of St. John and St. Stephen 12s. 0d.
2 albs for the tabellar and 3 amices 5s. 0d.
Vellum for 1 gradual 13s. 4d.
The sacrist for care of the chimes [blank.]
William Beleyeter of Cirencester, for a small bell in exchange for an old bell, in full payment of 10 marks 3l. 6s. 8d.
Mending 4 wheels for cords that run inside before the high altar 8d.
Barlych. Decrement of gold (7l. 3s. 11d.), weighing less than last year 11d.
Allowed to the communar for loss in weight of gold and for coinage 14s. 3d.