Escheator's Accounts: 1455-6

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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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1455–1456.: Accounts of John Cumbe, the Escheator, from Michaelmas, 1455, to Michaelmas, 1456.


Oblations of the dead 3s. d.
For timber from old houses in New St. 10s. 11d.
For 36 loads of stone there 5s. 0d.
Vacant prebends: Eston in Gordano, by the death of Robert Parfyte 11l. 6s. 8d.


Defect of rent.—For John Manston's houses in Depford, Wilts, for this year only, to pay henceforth 20s. as of old 13s. 4d.
Christmas term.—Obit of J. Stortwayt to 44 persons 11s. 0d.
Paid for a chest of spruce, with 2 locks 6s. 8d.
Repairs of various houses 1l. 11s. d.
About the Depford business, riding to Wilton, John Dawe at Wells and Depford, conferring with J. Mountperson 1l. 11s. d.
Allowed to the escheator for debts not recoverable 7l. 0s. 3d.
viz: the late archdeacon Moleyns for the obit of W. de St. Quintin 2l. 0s. 0d.
the purchasers of corn of St. Decuman prebend, vacant by the death of William Stevenes, 2l. 4s. 2d.
John Miles, the escheator, dead, 1l. 6s. 1d.
John Aysch, fuller, for Netelton's house in Grope Lane for 1447, for which the administrator of John Miles asserted in 1454 that he held a silver girdle in pledge, 13s. 4d.
Rent of Ralph Canon's house in 1453 16s. 8d.
Owing by Walter Tristram, farmer of the prebend of Eston in Gordano, because the day of payment has not arrived 11l. 6s. 8d.
Distributed by the escheator to 40 persons 2l. 11s. 8d.
Forgiven to himself d.