Communar's Accounts: 1473-4

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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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1473–1474.: Accounts of John Combe, the Communar, from Michaelmas, 1473, to Michaelmas, 1474.

Paid to 12 canons resident last year 289l. 18s. d.


Received of the dean and chapter by the hands of the vicars of the new close, for the annual rent from the manor of Newton Plecy, appropriated to them 2l. 0s. 0d.


Paid petty commons of the canons 150l. 14s. 0d.
The king's half-tenth at St. Mark's day 17l. 19s. d.
To Richard Gurney, feudary of the duke of Clarence, for repair of the close of Corymalet park, the vicars of the new close paying 15s. 6d. under the will of Bishop Bekynton for the manor of Cheddar 15s. 6d.
Bydesham. Paid for 2 dozen "tockyng gurdells" 8d.
2 cords for the picture at the high altar 2d.
Mending a silver thurible given by Mr. William Bygenell 12d.
12 ells of Flemish linen cloth for 4 albs, for choristers and tabulars 7s. 0d.
making them 1s. 4d.
2lbs. of silk ribbon 2l. 17s. 4d.
4 staves for rectors in the choir 8d.
painting them 1s. 4d.
Making a new chalice for the altar of St. Stephen 1l. 19s. 3d.
Mending a large portifory before the dean 4d.
Barliche. Tiling the chancel of St. Cuthbert 1s. 3d.
Paid for new pikes [lancee] from London, besides 5s. received by Thomas Chewe, and for painting them 5s. 4d.
Mending the gutter from Lurteburne to the great gate called Westgate, along the stone wall of Mr. John Pemerton 4d.
A pair of balances for the exchequer 8d.
To the park keeper of Westbury 10s. 0d.
Making desks in the chancel of St. Cuthbert, besides 19s. 2d. paid by Mr. John Middelton 2l. 7s. 0d.