Communar's Accounts: 1430-1

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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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1430–1431.: Accounts of Thomas Chelyngton, the Communar, from Michaelmas, 1430, to Michaelmas, 1431.

Distributed to 15 canons resident last year 382l. 1s. 6d.


Received from the bailiff of the parsonage of Bokeland church, Dorset 15l. 16s. 8d.
Pension from Nether Cadbury 6s. 8d.
Fees of the seal, for presentation of the vicar of Pokelchurch 1l. 0s. 0d.
John Lowe, fine for having Poklechurch for life 1l. 0s. 0d.


Paid small commons of the bishop and canons 187l. 12s. 6d.
For fetching holy oil from Bath 2s. 4d.
To 4 chaplains celebrating for the soul of Bishop Bubwyth 21l. 6s. 8d.
His obit in the choir 2l. 13s. 4d.
Other expenses 8s. 0d.
To the principal of the College of Annuelars on the Mountre there, sitting at table for the said 4 chaplains, by ordinance of the executors of Bishop Bubwyth 2l. 13s. 4d.
To the said principal in compensation of rent paid by the annuelars to the escheator, by the same ordinance 1l. 6s. 0d.
Fee to the sheriff 1l. 0s. 0d.
the under sheriff and his 2 clerks 10s. 0d.
Sheriff's lodging 4d.
For installing Mr. John Barnard 8d.
Mr. Lewis Rode 8d.
Expenses of the annuelar viewing grain at Pokilchurch not stored [?; inorriata] 2s. 5d.
Wine for blessing the altars when the church was reconciled 8d.
To the prior of Taunton, for the king's half-tenth, on May 1 17l. 19s. 0d.
The king's tenth for Dunster 5s. 0d.
for Whitchurch, Dorset 14s. 10d.
The steward's expenses viewing the dwellings and crops of the rectories of Lovington, South Barow, Modeford, Burnham and Cheddre 5s. 10d.
Repair of the barn of Pokilchurch 3l. 0s. 0d.
The steward and others reforming the dean and chapter's wrongs at Modeford 3l. 19s. 3d.
Sequestration of Chewton crops 2s. 7d.
Auditors' expenses at the account of the reeves and bailiffs 6l. 6s. 8d.
To the prior of St. John of Wells, sub-conservator of the privileges of the chapter 6s. 8d.
Portion of each of 15 canons resident 26l. 13s. d.
Bydesham. Exchange of 2 vials at the altar of St. Stephen 4d.
Mending 2 candle-sticks and cost of 5½oz. of silver 1l. 11s. 0d.
Mending 2 thuribles 1s. 8d.
Mending a silver cross and a large chalice of gold 2s. 4d.
Tarteryn and thread 3s. 4d.
Mending portifory on the precentor's side 1s. 0d.
Mending a bucket for holy water 2d.
The sacrist, for keeping the chimes 6s. 8d.
To John Marshall, for keeping and playing the organ 6s. 8d.
Mending the great bell, "Harewell" 6s. 8d.
assistant carpenters 2s. 0d.
The clapper of the Mary bell in the great bell-tower 2s. 10d.
Messengers and auditors at Cory, to reestablish peace between the tenants, and at Ilchester for chapter business 13s. 4d.