Communar's Accounts: 1461-2

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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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1461–1462.: Accounts of John Pedewell, the Communar, from Michaelmas, 1461, to Michaelmas, 1462.

Paid to 11 canons resident last year 399l. 5s. 10½d.


Received of John Keynell, lord of Newton Plecy, yearly rent 6l. 13s. 4d.
Of vacant churches, from the official of the archdeacon of Wells 1l. 6s. 0d.
Of Thomas Epe junior, for confirming his manumission 1l. 0s. 0d.
Of Richard Courteye, for sealing his camerary 13s. 4d.
Of Thomas Mychel, for the like 6s. 8d.


Paid petty commons of the bishop and canons 146l. 4s. 4d.
For wine on Cena Domini, so much more because a jar of wine was sold for 10d. 1l. 3s. 6d.
To the escheator: for obits of John Hubard and John Hoo, 8s. each 16s. 0d.
of Richard Brewton 6s. 8d.
of Henry Beauford 18s. 0d.
The king's half-tenth at Lady Day, for Pokylchurch 1l. 13s. 4d.
To Walter Parys, for letter of king's pardon to the cathedral 1l. 4s. 8d.
Bydesham. For 4 clasps for Mr. J. Storthwayte's book 6d.
3 dozen "refesyn gurdell" 1s. 6d.
For setting 141 "horfy," scallops and roses on frontals, for the high altar in Lent 12s. 11d.
for 2 yards of fringe and 2 "riddels" of russet 1s. 3d.
rings for the same 3d.
making 1s. 4d.
Mending 2 ancient carpets for the high altar 13s. 4d.
Binding a gradual and a processional 2s. 0d.
Mending thurible gilt throughout 6s. 8d.
4oz. of broken silver, with 72oz. of silver from store, for two new thuribles 10s. 4d.
making and gilding the same 2l. 10s. 8d.
2 dozen "refesyn gurdells" 1s. 0d.
Binding a gradual and a "martiloge" 5s. 0d.
Mending the organ in the choir, by agreement 8l. 0s. 0d.