Historical Memoranda of John Stowe: Charges sustained at the siege of Boulogne, (1544)

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Three Fifteenth-Century Chronicles with Historical Memoranda by John Stowe. Originally published by Camden Society, London, 1880.

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A memoriall of the Kyngs highnes wholl chardges susteyned at Bolloigne from the xxvij of Septembar, Anno xxxvj, to the ix of Octobar, Anno xxxvij.

The wages of tholle garison ther:
payde, lxxm. lxvjli iijs. iiijxxxviijm.vijc.iiijxxvjli.ijs.
wnpayde, xixs.
The wages of artificers and lanorars about ye fortifications:
payd, xvijm.iiijc.iiijxx viijli.vs. vjd. ob. xxm. viijc.lxxvjli. iiijs. viijd.
wnpayd, iijm. iijc.iiijxxcijli. xixs. jd. ob.
The wages of thofficers and ministers of ye victualls:
payd, m. mm.
unpayde, m. li.

Wasste and losse in the victualls, xjm.c.iiijxxxvjli. xijs.vd. ob.

Forayne and necessarie payments over and besyds the provysyons made and payd for in England vjc.iiijxxxiiijli. xijs.

Out of the Kyngs Coffars, iiijxx iijm.ccc.viijkli. ijs.

In the price of victualls, vijm.iiijxx xiiijli. xvjs. viijd.

For fryssys and matreses, c.xxxvli. viijs. ob.

Yet dewe for victalle, vm.iiijc.viijli. xs. xd.

In the hands of th'executors of S. John, Jenyngs, vc xxli.

Sum of tholle chardges aforsayd, c.xxxiiijm. liijli. xjs. jd. ob.

The charges of the fortifycacions within y e highe towne of bosse (fn. 1) towne and the Yonge Man, (fn. 2) xm.viijc.xxxijli. vjs. vd. ob.

The charges of the fortyfications of tholde man, (fn. 2) vijm.vjc.lvli. xixs. jd.

Md. Ther is dewe unto the garreson and wekemen of the fortifycations xxijm. vijc.vli. iiijd. ob.

Item. Ther remaynethe in victualls unspent the laste of Septembar, over and besydes vijs. vjd. ob. Reyveyvd and to be receyvyd for victualls,


  • 1. "Of Bosse," qu. "and Basse," i.e. Haute and Basse Boulogne?
  • 2. The Old and Young Man were two fortresses at Boulogne.