Fabric Accounts: 1457-8

Pages 83-89

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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1457–1458.: Accounts of John Garnesey and John Tregodek, Keepers of the Fabric, from Michaelmas, 1457, to Michaelmas, 1458.

Balance 133l. 9s. d.


Rents of assize [besides the items of 1390–1]: From the archdeacon of Wells for Doulting and Estbrent churches, paid by the abbat of Glastonbury, according to an ordinance 1l. 6s. 8d.
for 2 closes, now made one, called Gilynhurst, in the eastern field of Cockysleyfeld 6s. 8d.
for 1 acre of meadow in Wottonsmede, called St. Andrew's acre 2s. 6d.
for 1 acre, lately arable, between Boltrew and Milton, now enclosed with hedge and ditch by Mr. John Reynolds 4s. 0d.
Pension from Wroxale Church, Mr. John Stortwait's foundation for lamp before the altar of the Holy Cross in the north of the cathedral 4s. 4d.
Oblations in pixes: of St. Mary at the choir door, on her five feasts, 17s. 2d.; of Holy Cross in the chapel of B.M. by the cloister, 10½d.; of Bishop Ralph, 5d.; of St. Michael and St. Sitha, 6½d.; of St. Saviour before the Library, 1d.; of the Coronation of B.M., 1s. 1d.; of St. Thomas and St. Leonard, 2d.; of St. Andrew by the west door, 1s. 9d.; of William Bytton junior, 15s.d.; of St. Michael in the corner of the presbytery, 6d.; of St. Mary Magdalen, 4d.; of St. George, 2½d.; of St. Christopher, 2d.; of Pietas domini, 2d.; of St. Mary de Jusyan, 1s. 6d. Total 2l. 0s. 7d.
Sales: 9lbs. of lead 9d.
12lbs. of lead 10d.
6 wagons of freestone 4s. 0d.
Legacies and collections of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew. Small sums through the bishop's commissary and the archdeacon's officials 1l. 16s. 1d.
Will of Richard Smyth of the College 1s. 8d.
Mr. John Sparhauke 6s. 8d.
Archdeaconry of Bath 10d.
Do. of Wells 5s. 7d.
Will of Richard Mason and John Cras of Frome 8d.
Alice Flynt 1s. 8d.
W. Cotle 6d.
Nicholas Stone of Bristol 1s. 0d.
Richard Dollyng of Wells, a silver girdle 5s. 8d.
William Hayball 3s. 4d.
Stephen Combe 4d.
Archdeaconry of Taunton 10d.
Richard Pogeys 1s. 8d.
Briefs of St. Andrew in Bath and Redclyffe deaneries 3l. 2s. d.
Frome, Axbrug and Paulet deaneries 4l. 15s. d.
Cary. Merston, Ilchester deaneries and jurisdiction of the dean of Wells 8l. 2s. 9d.
Crukern, Taunton, Dunster, Brugwater deaneries and jurisdiction of Glaston 11l. 18s. 10d.
Received from outside.—Of churches: Bocland 8d.
Cory Malet 2s. 0d.
Shepton Beauchamp 1s. 2d.
Ile Bruers 5d.
Ayschbrytell 10d.
Welyngton 3s. 8d.
Lydeard Bishop's, 2 years 7s. 2d.
Wynscombe 2s. 5d.
Of vicar's stalls vacant: Combe I, 1l. 6s. 8d.; Haselbere, 1l. 6s. 8d.; Bocland, 2 quarters, 13s. 4d.; Codeworth, 2 quarters, 13s. 4d.; Ayshill, two quarters, 13s. 4d.; Combe III, one quarter, 6s. 8d.; Combe IX, 2 quarters, 13s. 4d.; Combe V, one quarter, 6s. 8d.; Tymberscombe, 3 quarters, 1l.; Dynra, 1l. 6s. 8d.; Lytton, 1l. 6s. 8d.; Combe IV, 3 quarters, 1l.; Combe II, 1l. 6s. 8d.; Wedmore II, 2 quarters, 10s.; Wedmore III, 3 quarters, 15s.; Wedmore V, 3 quarters, 15s.; Mylverton I, 2 quarters, 13s. 4d. Total 14l. 18s. 4d.
Total receipts, without the balance 57l. 2s. 5d.


Paid masons, carpenters and other labourers, weekly wages [nothing paid from Dec. 4 to March 25] 3l. 0s. d.
Expenses of collection of St. Andrew's Brotherhood: At consistories, to the bishop's commissary, the official of the archdeacon of Wells, the registrar, rectors, vicars and other chaplains attending 7s. 4d.
Journey through the diocese: in lunches for the official, registrar, rectors, vicars and other chaplains 1l. 8s. 3d.
horse hire, 10 days 6s. 2d.
servant, 10 days 1s. 8d.
Official of the archdeacon of Bath 3s. 4d.
registrar 1s. 8d.
deans of Bath and Redclyffe, for delivery of briefs and collecting pence of St. Andrew 2s. 0d.
Official of the archdeacon of Wells 6s. 8d.
registrar 3s. 4d.
deans of Frome, Cary, Merston and Yvelchester, for briefs and collecting 5s. 4d.
The bishop's apparitor 3s. 4d.
official of the archdeacon of Taunton 6s. 8d.
registrar 3s. 4d.
deans of Crukern, Taunton, Dunster and Bridgwater, for briefs and collecting 5s. 4d.
briefs and collecting in the archdeaconry of Glaston 1s. 8d.
dean of Axbrug, for briefs and collecting 1s. 4d.
dean of Pawlet, the like 1s. 0d.
writing 480 briefs and 8 long rolls of names of prebends, parochial churches and chaplains 16s. 0d.
6 quaterns of paper for briefs &c. 2s. 0d.
parchment for roll 1s. 4d.
Fees to rectors, vicars and other chaplains in 12 deaneries and jurisdictions of the dean of Wells and Glaston 2l. 15s. 7d.
Paid for one load of wood, to make ladders and rungs 3s. 0d.
for 200 of lead 10s. 0d.
for 67lbs. of new tin 14s. 10d.
Rent of Doulting quarry 1l. 0s. 0d.
For 28 jars of oil, nil, because from the church store
To the caretaker of the lamps 1s. 0d.
Wages of keeper of the fabric 1l. 10s. 4d.
For the procession at first vespers of St. Mary, at her altar, among 39 persons 3s. 3d.
altarist 1d.
chorister, 1d., this 20th year, and so for the future up to the payment of 100s., received for the houses in Tucker St., sold to Stephen Merston, late a burgess of Wells
To John Cochill, for hauling and roughhewing 81 loads of free stone of "ayshler" 2l. 7s. 3d.
To John Hancock, for hauling and roughhewing 18 loads of mold stone from the vicar of Doulting's quarries, for pavement of the cloister, because he would sooner work with well squared 13s. 6d.
For 99 loads carried from the said quarry to Wells 4l. 19s. 1d.
For 62qrs. of lime 1l. 5s. 0d.
To John Parsons, for dressing [ligacione] 16ft. square at Doulting quarry, for 12 days 4s. 0d.
To Thomas Nabbe, for 3 boards of elm to make a "whelebarow" for the quarry 1s. 1d.
for making it 6d.
for iron bond &c. 1s. 2d.
New key for the "logg" 2d.
Key for the door of camery 2d.
Pair of "gymyes" for pales round the baptistry in the church 4d.
Standard to carry water 1s. 0d.
two iron evys for it 1d.
6 hooks for the plummery windows and doors 4d.
Mending 2 shovels 2d.
A haberjon barell 2d.
Candelabrum of St. Thomas and other candelabra 3d.
For hooping vessels 4d.
Mending the lock of the new tower 3d.
Four hooks for a new cloth about the high altar 1d.
Four iron hooks for the doors of the plummery and lodge 4d.
Mending one twyxte of the outer door of camery 2d.
Two buckets 9d.
4 bowls 4d.
2 new sieves 5d.
Paid the smith for making 2 iron shovels of his own iron, for Doulting quarry, weighing 19lbs. 1s. 7d.
3 others of the church store, weighing 20lbs. 10d.
Mending 2 great iron betels, a crow, and one new shovel, for the quarry 3s. 4d.
9 loads of red earth, for mending the old part of the cloister 1s. 6d.
8 loads of sand, to mend the road between the church and John Coryn's dwelling 1s. 4d.
Paid John Turpyn, mason, for making 3 durns of free stone, viz. 40 feet, for the 3 plummery doors 3s. 4d.
Journey to Timberscombe and Bocland, to fetch money, and 3 days' horse hire 2s. 6d.
Journey to Haselbere and Ashill, for the like, 3½ days 3s. 4d.
New lead pan 8d.
Paving the eastern portion of the cloister with one compartment [cyvery] of the southern portion, altogether 14 cyverys, each of 150ft. 6l. 11s. 3d.
To the keeper of the fabric, for his labour 10s. 0d.
For the school house: 200 tiles 10d.
500 lathnails 10d.
tiler for 4 days 1s. 4d.
Keeper of the canopy: carpenter for making it 4s. 7d.
plate of Umpyll 2s. 10d.
red silk 1s. 4d.
Russell's wife for making the pix cover 1s. 0d.
cord of twine 2s. 4d.
iron stay, weighing 23lbs. 2s. 11¼d.
mason, for boring a hole in reredos 5d.
2 workmen for 1½ days to make a scaffold 1s. 0d.
painting the canopy 10s. 0d.
carrying it from Wells to Glaston and back 8d.
"Whirlegoge": wages of 2 men for 2 weeks and of one for 15½ days 15s. 7d.
2 stonecutters for 1 week 4s. 8d.
labourer to help them 2s. 0d.
4qrs. of lime 1s. 8d.
2 putts of sand 4d.
carpenter's work to make the hatch, with wood and nails 4s. d.
iron bolt and chain, weighing 57lbs. 13s. d.
Library: to Mr. John Pope, for repairs 9s. 1d.
Free quarry: working the quarry at Doulting ad taxam 4s. 0d.
paid John Stowell, stonecutter, his wages, one quarter 10s. 0d.
for 7 cartings of free stone 11s. 1d.
journeys to Bocland, Keynsham, Ayshill and Milverton, to get money, with 6 days' horse hire 5s. 8d.
Mending a staple [coterellus] of a holy water vessel 4d.
Mending the wheel of a bell in the new tower 6d.
Outside expenses: during vacancy of vicars' stalls, celebrating mass, Combe I, 6s. 8d.; Haselbere, 6s. 8d.; reading Gospel, Milverton, 1s. 8d.; Bocland, 1s. 8d.; Codeworth, 1s. 8d. Combe III, 10d.; Combe IX, 1s. 8d.; reading Passion, Combe V, 5s.; reading Epistle, Timberscombe, 1s. 8d.; Dynre, 3s. 4d.; Lytton, 3s. 4d.; Combe IV, 2s. 6d.; Combe II, 3s. 4d.; Wedmore II, 1s. 8d.; Wedmore III, 2s. 6d.; Wedmore V, 2s. 6d.; Ayshill, 10d.
Total payments 41l. 8s. d.
Owing by computant 149l. 3s. d.
From which, to 4 auditors 10s. 0d.
himself 9s. 0d.
besides 30s. 4d. wages above
also for gathering money and making the cloister pavement on the east, facing the chapel of St. Mary in the cloister 1l. 6s. 8d.
Received for a burial place for provost John Trevenant and paving the cathedral church 2l. 0s. 0d.
Legacies and devotions from the archdeaconry of Taunton for necessary uses, paid through Mr. Thomas Overey, official 8s. 0d.
Allowed for payments to the treasury through Mr. John Spekynton, for the burial of John Trevenant, and a legacy 2l. 8s. 0d.
Allowed for expenses contracted by John Pedewell [communar] for various labours at the time of laying down his office, as shewn by bill before the auditors 1l. 1s. d.
Allowed for the vacancy of the stall of Scanford while J. Pedwell held office, 2l., remaining with the executors of Mr. John Arundell, and it is not known where the money can be levied 2l. 0s. 0d.
For the vacancy of Haselbere, 13s. 4d., remaining with the executors of Nicholas Sturgeon 13s. 4d.
For rent of a cottage in Elme, 1s., remaining with the executors of Richard Bythewode, and it is not known where it can be levied 1s. 0d.
Given to the treasury, of J. Pedwell's debt 10s. 0d.
Paid John Tregodek, for various expenses as by a paper 1l. 5s. d.
Also 8s. 4d. for suits in the King's Court, and 17s.d. by favour of the auditors, so the computant owes 107l. 1s.d. viz. with the executors of Nicholas Calton, 3s. 2d.; Robert Borugh, 3l. 18s. 4d.; John Bekynton, 4l. 0s. 4d.; John Haydar, 2l. 6s.d.; Thomas Germyn, 22l. 19s. 10½d.; Fulk Bermycham, prebendary of Compton Bishop's, 2l. 11s.d.; John Chichele, prebendary of Warminster, 1l.; Mr. Robert Tarry, prebendary of Haselbere, 13s. 4d.; Mr. Andrew Holes, archdeacon of Wells, for indemnity of Estbrent and Dultyng churches, for 8 years, 10l. 13s. 4d.; paid to treasury in part payment of balances of preceding years, 4l.; John Garnesy, 41l. 7s.d.; the computant, 13l. 7s. 11¼d.
Mem.: Delivered to the treasury at the audit as above, besides 4l., sums amounting to 34l. 18s. 0d.