Calendar of Border Papers: Volume 1, 1560-95. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1894.
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654. Stores for Berwick. [Nov. 24.]
"A note of suche kynde of provisions as are nedefull to be boughte and hade, whereof fewe or none are remayninge in the store, viz.:—
Iron.—Englishe iron, ij tonne; Danske iron, ij tonne; Spanishe iron, ij tonne.
Timber.—Oken timber for the bridge, c tonne; ashe timber for hand spyikes and barrowes, xij tonne; hornebeame for mallattes, ij tonne.
Spaides and sholves, xxxtie dozen; firrdeales, vjcth; steele, ml w[eigh]t; handbaskettes, Ix dozen—nayles, viz. doble xd nayles, xml; single xd nales, xijm; sixpennye nayles, xijm." Signed: John Crane, Willm Acrigge.
1 p. Indorsed.
655. Petition to Burghley. [1589.]
The garrison of Berwick humbly pray the Lord Treasurer to order timely payment of the half years as they fall due for the establishment set down under the Queen's hand, the delay in which is their undoing, forcing them to take out their wages in ticket and victualls, leaving them but 5d. a day of the eight pence allowed by her Majesty. "Whereby they are forced (especially the poorer sorte) sometymes not only to sell their clothes, but allso their housholde stuff."
Secondly—that he would give timely order either to Mr Vernon or some other to receive and pay the first half year in due time, according to the Queen's meaning, which has not been hitherto done—for want whereof, "the whole towne, as well garrisone as others, cannot in fitt tyme before the winter doth come, make their needefull provisions for the winter tyme—besyds a nomber of other ynormites which the wante of the first half yeares paye doth bring and cawse (as these bearers can more at large informe your lordship." Signed: Henry Woddryngton, Jhon Selbye, William Carey, Wyllyam Reed, Wyllm Walker, Robart Carvill, Anthonye Thompson, John Twyford, Wm Larkyn, John Crane, Willm Acrigge, John Fennick, Ector Wodrington.
2 pp. Indorsed.
656. Schedule of Pay at Berwick. [1589.]
To Sir Simon Musgrave, Sir John Selby, William Morton, mayor, sundry captains and others, and the horse and foot garrison, pensioners, &c.—sum total, 2813l. 14s. 6¾d.
Robert Vernon victualler acknowledges receipt by Sir William Read and captain Selbie, of 3000l. from Exchequer, including 846l. 16s. detained in Sir William's hands, and 30l. kept by them for "portadge" of the money—and has paid the garrison (including these two amounts), 2882l. 0s. ¼d., leaving thus in his hands of the 3000l., 117l. 19s. 11¾d.
1½ pp. Indorsed: "The copie of the sedule for the two yeares ended 1588 and 1589." And by Burghley; "Barwyk."