The borough of Kings Lynn: Extracts from the Corpus Christi rolls

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The Manuscripts of the Corporations of Southampton and Kings Lynn Eleventh Report, Appendix: Part III. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1887.

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Extracts from the Corpus Christi rolls

(D.) Extracts from the Corpus Christi Rolls.

1–2 Henry IV.—Roll of the Accounts of Thomas Ploket and Thomas Trussebut, treasurers of the Corpus Christi Gild from the Feast of Corpus Christi in the first year of Henry the Fourth to the same Feast in the following year; accounting for moneys received to the amount of xlvli. xixs. iiid. ob., one item of the receipt being

"xiiis. iiiid. received of Thomas Outelawe for the right of a little ferry-boat,"

Whilst under the heading of "Entrances of brethren, with gifts to the Gild" appear these entries,

cs. from the entrance of John Marche into the aforesaid society,

cs. from the entrance of William Hunderpound into the aforesaid society,

cs. from John Wynteworth, John Kempe and Simon Kemp, granted for the soul of John Kemp.

Comprising payments to the chaplain of the gild, charges for the maintenance of light "circa herciam" in accordance with the society's agreement with John Chandeler, a payment of cliiis. iiiid. for a single piece of wax weigh ccc. iqa. viilb., a payment of xvs. vd. for the making of xxxv torches of the same wax, and a payment of xis. to divers "ministrallis ministrum facientibus" at the Feast of Corpus Christi, the disbursements give the following items of the costs and charges of the great yearly celebration of the gild,

xiid. to the Sacristan of St. Margaret's Church "pro pulsatione in dicto festo,"

iiis. iiiid. to the clerks of the same church for their labour in chaunting at the same feast, and

ciiis. iid. for the bread, ale, red wine and white wine, capons, pullets, fish, flesh, spices and cooks' labour for the feast.