Calendar: View of Account for the Estates and Household, 1496-1497

Pages 105-107

The Estate and Household Accounts of William Worsley Dean of St Paul's Cathedral 1479-1497. Originally published by Shaun Tyas on behalf of Richard III and Yorkist Trust and the London Record Society, Donington, 2004.

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10. View of Account for the Estates and Household, 1496–1497 (fn. 1)

The roll is complete, but has no endorsement. It consists of two sheets, 30 cm wide and 43 cm long.

View of the account of Roger Radcliff, late the receiver of the Dean, of money received and paid or spent by him, from the 21 July 1496 until [–].

Receipts from Rents and Farms

William Swete, farmer, for Michaelmas term 1496, £2 10d.
William Swete, farmer of the grace, for St. Peter ad Vincula 1496, besides the allowance for a gown, £5 13s. 4d.
Total: £7 14s. 2d.
In three payments: £25 3s. 4d.
Thorpe, Kirby and Walton in the soke
Various officials, in seven payments: £104 19s. 9½d.
Norton Folgate
John Stephens, farmer, in part payment of the farm: £2 0s. 0d.
Belchamp St. Paul
The farmer, £36 in one payment, less 20s. for the fee of the collector and 20s. for three gowns, by a bill: £34 0s. 0d.
The farmer, in three payments: £15 12s. 2d.
Prebends of Southwell and York
Thomas Orston in two payments: £24 13s. 4d.
Archdeaconry of Taunton
In two payments: £48 6s. 7d.
Bowes and Polehouse
The farmer, in two payments: £10 13s. 4d.
The collector, in two payments: £3 13s. 4d.
Rents and farms in five payments: £16 12s. 11d.
William Aleyn, farmer, for a year ending on the feast of St. Peter ad Vincula 1496: £4 12s. 6d.
Caddington and Kensworth
The farmer, in four payments: £30 5s. 6d.
Total Receipts £328 6s. 11½d.
Daily Expenses
From 21 July to 23 December 1496, viz. for 22 weeks: £16 7s. 5½d.
Fee of the steward of the soke
To John Alyff, steward of the soke, at £1 6s. 8d. p.a. to the feast of St. Peter ad Vincula 1496: £1 6s. 8d.
Salaries of three chaplains
By three acquittances: £2 6s. 8d.
Expenses of Necessaries: 19s.
Paid to the Dean
Paid in the presence of the auditor and Thomas Bunewell at Hackney: £10 0s. 0d.
1 oz., for the Dean's back: 2d.
Wages of the Household Servants
Wages for two terms at Christmas 1496: £9 8s. 4d.
Necessary Expenses
Expenses of the auditor, receiver and steward, including the price of a horse: £3 11s. 3½d.
Money paid to the King
To the hand of John Heron in full payment of the annuity of the King for half a year ending at Michaelmas 1496, £100.
To the King for a bond, £35.
Total: £135 0s. 0d.
Fee of Sir Thomas Lovell, knight
In part payment of his annuity of £10 p.a., viz. for half a year ending on the feast of St. John the Baptist 1496, by an acquittance: £5 0s. 0d.
To Master Bray
For the issues of Hackney for the said half year: £8 6s. 8d.
To the Brewer
Richard Dene, for ale, by a bill dated 9 August 1497: £11 2s. 6d.
Expenses of days called Feeding Days:
By one bill: £1 3s. 0d.
To the Clerk of the Bakehouse
For the terms of St. Peter ad Vincula and St. Martin in Winter 1496, by two bills: £29 4s. 7½d.
To the Chamberlain of St. Paul's
For the same terms, by two bills: £79 8s. 3d.
Half a tenth
At St. Martin in Winter 1496: (fn. 2) £5 18s. 0d.
A tenth
For the prebend of Willesden at St. Martin in Winter: 4s.
Roger Radcliff's Wages
22 weeks, at 16d. per week: £1 9s. 4d.
Allowed for a gown: 11s.
Total Paid: £321 7s. ¼d. (fn. 3)
And he owes: £6 19s. 11¼d.


  • 1. Roger Radcliff died in December 1496: see appendix 2.
  • 2. 11 November.
  • 3. £327 crossed out.