Communar's Accounts: 1437-8

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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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1437–1438.: Accounts of Thomas Chelyngton, the Communar, from Michaelmas, 1437, to Michaelmas, 1438.

Paid to 13 canons resident last year 396l. 9s. d. and½q.
Received of Thomas Blakemore, vicar of Bokeland, from the fruits of the parsonage 1l. 0s. 0d.
New payment of St. Cuthbert's church for the use of the choristers and tabellars 20l. 0s. 0d.
Of John Bybel of South Brent, for the common seal 1l. 0s. 0d.
For freestone for a door with dorune (durn) taken from Mr. Cole's garden road 13s. 4d.


Paid for commons of the bishop and canons 187l. 12s. 6d.
The steward, having resided at Sarum and received cotidians for 39 days, does not receive them at Wells.
Fetching holy oil from Exeter 7s. 2d.
To augment the vicarage of Modeford 2l. 0s. 0d.
To the sacrist of Glaston, for the vicar of Pokelchurch, on account of the poverty of his benefice for the 37th year 2l. 7s. 6d.
To the prior of Taunton, for the king's half-tenth, on Lady Day 17l. 19s. d.
half-tenth for Dunster 5s. 0d.
for Whitchurch 13s. 8d.
Installing Mr. John Stevens, Mr. Peter Stucle and Mr. Robert Parfyte, 8d. each 2s. 0d.
Demanding from the executors of Bishop Bwet, (fn. 1) with letter to the chancellor, said bishop's vestments 4s. 0d.
Expenses of agreement about the bounds of Okampton and Brympton Rufa 2l. 13s. 6d.
The prior of Dorehurst, collector of the king's half tenth for Pokelchurch 1l. 15s. 10d.
Messenger riding to York for Bishop Bwet's (fn. 2) vestments 16s. 4d.
To John Beffe, superintending the digging of ditches in North Cory meadow 1l. 0s. 0d.
Law expenses, with horse hire, about Modeford 1l. 6s. 9d.
Repair of barns 5l. 0s. 9d.
Bydesham. 6 girdles for the Treasury 4d.
Thread and buckram to mend vestments 7s. 10d.
4 vials of pewter for the altars of St. John and St. Stephen 10d.
Mending the great dossal before the high altar 4s. 0d.
Mending the wheels of Harewell bells 1s. 10d.
Mending 4 veils before the high altar 2s. 8d.
Mending the vestments at St. Saviour's altar 9d.
Mending a thurible and for silver 1s. 6d.
3 cords for 3 basins hanging in the choir 1s. 10d.