Fabric Accounts: 1480-1

Pages 98-101

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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1480–1481.: Accounts of John Hylle, Keeper of the Fabric, from Michaelmas, 1480, to Michaelmas, 1481.


Oblations: On 5 feasts of B.M. from the pix at the choir door, 18s. 8d.; the pix of St. Andrew at the west door, 1s. 4d.; St. Erasmus, 3½d.; St. David,½d.; St. Saviour at the choir corner, 1d.; St. Mary Magdalen, 1d.; William Button, 4s.d.; St. Sithe, 1s. 4d.; the Coronation of B.M., 1s.; St. Leonard, 3d.; St. George, 2½d.; St. Saviour in the cloister, 2d.; St. Ann, 2s.d.; St. Cristopher, 5½d.; Ralph de Salop, 1½d.; B. Mary in Jesina, 1s. 11d. Total 1l. 12s. d.
Sold 1 plucke and posts to Mr. Walter Osborn 2s. 0d.
11 posts to Mr. Thomas Overey 4s. 0d.
13 sheets of glass to J. Stebyns, Mr. Thomas Overey, Mr. J. Austell and J. Ponde 13s. 0d.
Legacies and collections of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew:
by the bishop's commissary and officials of the archdeacons of Wells and Taunton 13s. 4d.
by Mr. J. Standerwyk 3s. 11d.
Agnes Brente 1s. 0d.
W. Dudesham of Canyngton 1l. 0s. 0d.
J. Jordayne of Evercrych 1s. 4d.
Thomas Chew, vicar choral 2l. 0s. 0d.
by Mr. Thomas Mersch 5s. 0d.
by briefs in Bath and Ratclyffe deaneries 2l. 11s. 2d.
briefs in the deaneries of Frome, Axbryge and Powlet 4l. 17s. 11d.
briefs in the deaneries of Cory, Merston and Ilchester and the jurisdiction of the dean of Wells 5l. 9s. d.
briefs in the deaneries of Crukehorn, Taunton, Dunster, Brugewater and the jurisdiction of Glaston 10l. 0s. 7d.
Received from vacancies of vicars' stalls: Combe I, 1l. 6s. 8d.; Haselbere, 1l. 6s. 8d.; Combe VIII, 1l. 6s. 8d.; Wedmore III, 1l.; Wedmore IV, 1l.; Wedmore V, 1l.; Codworth, 1l. 6s. 8d.; Ilton, 1l. 6s. 8d.; Timberscombe, 1l. 6s. 8d.; Dinner, 1l.; Taunton, 1l.; Worminster, 1l.; Bocland, 1l. 6s. 8d.; Whitelakyngton, 1l. 6s. 8d.; Milverton I, 1l. 6s. 8d.; Compton Episcopi, 1l. 10s.; Dultingcote, 13s. 4d.


Weekly wages of stone-cutters, carpenters and others, through the year 7l. 12s. 10½d.
Expenses of collection of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew:
for consistories 5s. 8d.
lunch to officials, registrar, vicars and other chaplains 1l. 6s. 6d.
2 horses and servant for 18 days 14s. 8d.
official of Bath and registrar 5s. 0d.
deans of Bath and Ratclyffe 2s. 0d.
official of the archdeacon of Wells and registrar 10s. 0d.
deans of Frome, Cary, Merston and Ilchester, for delivering briefs 5s. 4d.
apparitor-general 3s. 4d.
official and registrar of the archdeacon of Taunton 10s. 0d.
deans of Crukehorn, Taunton, Dunstar and Brugewater 5s. 4d.
parochial chaplain of St. John's, Glaston 1s. 8d.
dean of Axbryge 1s. 4d.
dean of Powlet 1s. 0d.
writing 480 briefs and 8 long rolls 16s. 0d.
6 quires of paper for briefs 2s. 0d.
parchment for rolls of prebends, churches and chapels 1s. 6d.
fee to vicars, rectors &c. 2l. 4s. 2d.
Paid for 6,700lbs. of lead 16l. 15s. 0d.
bordnails 4s. 0d.
hatchnails 7s. 6d.
lead nails 6s. 0d.
Rent of Doulting quarry 1l. 0s. 0d.
To Richard Wyne, for one load of paviours 1s. 0d.
Spikenails 4d.
sack of lime 2d.
lead and solder [blank], for the chancel of St. Cuthbert's
3 wagon loads of reeds for the house near the chapel of B. Mary 7s. 6d.
Mending the chime 2s. 6d.
A load of earth for lead pans 2d.
Sieve d.
Keys for the pixes of St. David, St. George and St. Mary Magdalen 9d.
Key for the door of ambulatory 2d.
Mending an ambo in the choir 6d.
To Thomas Wexmaker, for making 89lbs. of wax for the beam 3s. d.
Mr. William Smyth, stone-cutter, yearly pay 1l. 6s. 8d.
A load of reeds 2s. 10d.
18lbs. of wax 9s. 9d.
A load of paviours for the sepulchre of Thomas Chew 1s. 0d.
To a friar viewing the organs 2s. 6d.
2 locks for the camerey door 10d.
Mending a holy-water vessel 1s. 8d.
6 bars of 48lbs., for the great window at the end of the church 4s. 0d.
A hogshead of oil at Bristol 2l. 5s. 2d.
carriage of the same 1s. 10d.
Cord for the chime, weighing 30lbs. 3s. 9d.
2 locks for the churchyard door and 1 for the little house on the chapel of B.M. 7d.
Timber 9s. 0d.
2 loads of wood for the plumber and glassmaker 5s. 4d.
A load of ash logs for the exchequer 3s. 0d.
4lbs. of tin 8d.
3 bushels of quick lime 1s. 0d.
Paid for mass, epistle and gospel during the vacancy of vicars' stalls 3l. 3s. 4d.
Paid to the keeper of the fabric for 1 acre in Wuttonsmede, called St. Andrew's acre, which perished this year, being stripped by the waters 2s. 0d.