Communar's Accounts: 1428-9

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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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1428–1429.: Accounts of Nicholas Taunton, the Communar, from Michaelmas, 1428, to Michaelmas, 1429.


Received of John Bromeleigh, bailiff of the parsonage of Bokeland church in Dorset 21l. 0s. 0d.
Pensions from churches.—North Cadbury 6s. 8d.
Yevell 1l. 0s. 0d.
Fees of the seal.—Confirming indentures between the archdeacon of Wells and John Gabyon of Southbrant 1l. 6s. 8d.
confirming the manumission of Thomas Cobbe of Chew manor 1l. 0s. 0d.
confirming the charter of Richard Foster of Publow, of a messuage in Pokilchurch 2l. 13s. 4d.
confirming indentures of Richard Halle of Wells 1l. 6s. 8d.
sealing the presentation to the vicarage of Pokilchurch 2l. 13s. 4d.
confirming the manumission of John Harding of Burnham 13l. 6s. 8d.


Paid for petty commons of the bishop and canons 198l. 1s. 0d.
Wages of 3 chaplains for the soul of Bishop N. Bubbewyth 16l. 0s. 0d.
his obit in the choir 1l. 6s. 8d.
bread for the same for the year 1s. 6d.
9lbs. wax 6s. 0d.
At the installation of Mr. Peter Stucle 8d.
Expenses of the steward at Cheddre, thrice, superintending the state of the parsonage and arranging for farmers 7s. 6d.
To the vicar of Burnham, coming often toWells, and bringing money for the manumission of John Hardyng 6s. 8d.
To N. Taunton, for expenses about the bread of the poor, more because of dearth of corn 5l. 0s. 0d.
Expenses of auditors at account of reeves and bailiffs, the more because of the dearth and the absence of dignitaries who were wont to provide meat and drink 4l. 13s. 11½d.
Expenses of auditors of this account, the more because of the dearth this year 1l. 0s. 0d.
Distributed to 16 canons residing, 28l. 14s. 9d. each 459l. 16s. 10d.
Gift of John Orum for the fabric, in the communar's hands 6l. 0s. 0d.
Fine of Dean Forest last year, in Mr. John Hody's hands 5l. 9s. 9d.
Bydesham. Mending a small silver cross and a silver thurible 2s. 11d.
Thread and buckram for vestments in the Treasury 1s. 3d.
Mending the clapper of St. Mary bell in tall bell-tower 2s. 7d.
Mending 6 staves for the rulers in the choir and for painting them 2s. 11d.
Binding a small portifory in the choir 2s. 6d.
For 3 white copes sown with gold thread, orphreyed with small roses, with images of tabernacles, 6l. 13s. 4d., in full payment of 13l. 6s. 8d.
To the sacrist for keeping the chimes 3s. 4d.
To John Marshall for the organ 6s. 8d.
Expenses of the bread of the poor, more because of dearth 4l. 0s. 0d.
To John Marshall for playing and keeping the organ 3s. 4d.
Berlych. From N. Bath's house in Sadler St., for the soul of Ralph Lullington, more by 6s. this year and next, as found in the old rolls 16s. 0d.
For the bread of the poor because of the dearth, besides payment 2l. 0s. 0d.