Communar's Accounts: 1470-1

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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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1470–1471.: Accounts of John Combe, the Communar, from Michaelmas, 1470, to Michaelmas, 1471.

Paid to 11 canons resident last year 344l. 0s. 5d.


Received of Shepeham manor rents, the gift of Bishop Bekynton 5l. 13s. 4d.
Rent of 15 new messuages in the city of Wells, built at the expense of Bishop Bekynton 18l. 16s. 8d.


Paid petty commons of the bishop and canons 140l. 17s. 4d.
To the treasurer, for expenses on account of Dr. Makerell 2l. 0s. 0d.
To Provost Swanne, for money paid to the duke of Somerset 30l. 0s. 0d.
To the dean and chapter: for mass of Bishop Bekynton at his altar, 52 weeks 6l. 1s. 4d.
his obit in the choir 3l. 6s. 8d.
wax 1s. 0d.
bell 1s. 0d.
14lbs. of wax, and making 9s. 4d.
To the communar, for payment of his mass 6s. 8d.
The clerk of the chapel 10s. 0d.
The collector of the rent of 15 houses of the new work 6s. 8d.
To each of 11 canons resident 34l. 2s. 10½d.
Bydesham. 50z. of silk "ruband" 5s. 10d.
70z. of fringe 8s. 2d.
Making 4 tunicles for the tabulars and choristers, of green demi-say 6s. 0d.
for 16 flowers placed on the said tunicles 6s. 8d.
Mending the travas of white silk 1s. 0d.
1¾ yards of bustian 10½d.
Making 5 paras of white bustian 1s. 0d.
thread fringe 2s. 0d.
Waxing the great tablet for the tabular 10d.
2lbs. of hemp to make wigs for 3 Maries playing on the Passover night 6d.
3 coifs bought for them 3d.
3qrs. of fustick to dye the said wigs 6d.
dyeing and making the said indumenta. 1s. 0d.
Mending a foot stool in the choir as good as remaking 1s. 6d.
Splinters and tacknails for the day of the supper (Maundy) 3d.
Key for the lower door of the cawet 4d.
Mending a latten sconce in the choir 4d.