Communar's Accounts: 1446-7

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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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1446–1447.: Accounts of John Pedwell, the Communar, from Michaelmas, 1446, to Michaelmas, 1447.

Paid to 13 canons resident last year 321l. 10s. d.


Received from the vacancy of Thorne Cotyn church 8s. 11d.
From Freshford church 13s. 4d.
From Fodyngton church 6s. 8d.
From Chelvay church 13s. 4d.
From Congresbury church 6s. 0d.
Sealing manumission of Richard of homage 6s. 8d.
of Wedmore


Paid commons of the bishop and canons 145l. 19s. 10d.
To the king for half-tenth, on Nativity of St. John Baptist (not yet called for by collector) 17l. 19s. d.
Paid Walter Parys, Jan. 14, for a scire facias against John Rowe 2s. 7d.
Expenses of a certiorari about Modeford business, for 3½ days 1s. 10d.
and horse hire 1s. 2d.
Agreement with the farmer at Whitchurch, the first week in Lent 8s. 6d.
Expenses of the sub-dean and a canon to Glaston, for rent of St. Dunstan 1s. 6d.
Getting holy oil at Dogmersfeld 3s. 4d.
Thomas Chewe's journey to the prior of Charterhouse, for 40l. due for Cardinal Beauford 9d.
Canons' journey to Banuell, for distraint at Estlambroke 3s. 8d.
For 3 yards of cloth for the coat of Thomas Martyn, stolen while keeping sheep, and for help to the mowers of Cory 3s. 0d.
Malmsey given to Alexander Hody, Nov. 29 2d.
A box for letters sent to the archbishop of Canterbury 1d.
Expenses at the trental of Cardinal Beauford at Winchester, hire of 6 horses and 2 servants, and writing 3 supplications 5s. 5d.
Repairing the lodging of the abbat of Muchelney 11½d.
Riding to Bokeland to survey the chancel there 3s. 4d.
The abbat of Tewkysbury owes for the pension of Nether Stowey 2l. 0s. 0d.
Paid 12 canons resident last year, 34l. 19s. 4d. each
Bidesham. Binding a portifory on the 2nd form, an antiphonar and a psalter on the upper step 7s. 0d.
Binding a collectarium 8d.
"Ruban lacys" bought of a London woman who came to Wells, Monday after the Sunday in Albis 9s. 6d.
4oz. of black silk of the same 4s. 4d.
14½oz. "ruban lacys," bought at Salisbury fair 18s. d.
1oz. 3½ quarters 2s. 4d.
Mending silver candlesticks and 2 thuribles 2s. 2d.
1½ yards of "ruban lacys" 3d.
1 piece of buckram 8s. 0d.
1oz. of many coloured silk 1s. 4d.
1 quarter of many coloured thread 7d.
Cleaning 2 candlesticks, 2 thuribles, 2 text[?], 2 crosses and 1 holy water vessel 3s. 0d.
¼lb. "ruban lacys" 5s. 4d.
lb. counters 1s. 7d.
Exchange of a tin pot for altar wine 4d.
½yd. braban 3d.
Jan. 24, 1667. This parchment roll was shewed unto Nicholas Dewthwaite Gent. at the city of Wells at the execution of a commission there yssued out of H.M. Court of Exchequer for the examination of witnesses in a cause there depending between the D. and C. of Wells complainants and Charles Thirlby Clerk defendant before us Jo. Harvey, Jno. Prickman.