Calendar: Accounts of Ministers on Certain Estates of William Worsley 1493-1494

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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'Calendar: Accounts of Ministers on Certain Estates of William Worsley 1493-1494', in The Estate and Household Accounts of William Worsley Dean of St Paul's Cathedral 1479-1497, (Donington, 2004) pp. 108-112. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/london-record-soc/vol40/pp108-112 [accessed 29 February 2024]

11. Accounts of Ministers on Certain Estates of William Worsley 1493–1494

The estates included in this account are Thorpe, Kirby and Walton, Heybridge, Runwell, Caddington and Kensworth. The manuscript consists of four sheets, 32 cm in width and 45 cm in length, inscribed on both sides of the sheet.

The Soke of St. Paul's, 1493–94
Walton manor
John Toose, farmer, for a year to the feast of St. Peter ad Vincula 1494.
Charges
Arrears: £19 3s. 4d.
Farm of the manor: £38 6s. 8d.
Total: £57 10s. 0d.
Allowances and Payments
Part payment to Roger Radcliff of arrears from 1492–93: £10 0s. 0d.
Issues of office for Purification term 1494: £28 6s. 8d.
Carried Forward: £19 3s. 4d.
Rectory of Bancroft in Walton
William Carter, farmer, for the same term.
Charges
Arrears: £7 10s. 0d.
Farm of the rectory: £15 0s. 0d.
Total: £22 10s. 0d.
Allowances and Payments
Part payment of arrears: £3 13s. 4d.
From arrears of the preceding year and from the issues of the farm: £8 0s. 0d.
Carried Forward: £10 16s. 8d.
Thorpe manor and rectory
John Percy, farmer, for the same term.
Charges
Arrears: £43 6s. 8d.
Farm of the rectory and manor: £18 0s. 0d.
Total: £61 6s. 8d.
Allowances and Payments
Part payment of arrears: £4 6s. 8d.
From arrears of the previous year: £4 0s. 0d.
Carried Forward: £53 0s. 0d.
'Kent's tenement' in Thorpe
John Harnes, farmer, for the same term.
Charges
Arrears: £2 0s. 0d.
Farm of the tenement: £4 0s. 0d.
Total: £6 0s. 0d.
Allowances and Payments
Part payment of arrears: £2 0s. 0d.
From the issues of the farm: £2 0s. 0d.
Carried Forward: £2 0s. 0d.
The office of bailiff and collector of rents in the soke
Thomas Bogas, bailiff and collector of rents of assize, Easter term 1493–94.
Charges
Arrears: £34 4s. 8d.
Rents of assize:
from Walton £6 13s. 7¾d.
from Kirby £12 4¼d.
from Thorpe £19 1s. 3d.
Total: £37 15s. 3d.
New rent:
At Thorpe, 4s.
From Thomas Bover (fn. 1) for a water mill newly built on a piece of land in Thorpe, 15 perches and 1 rod in length and 1 perch in width, 5s.
From William Thurston for ½a. of land in Thorpe, parcel of 'Hobbesdale', let to William in the court in 1485–86, 1s. (fn. 2)
Total: (fn. 3) 10s. 0d.
Total charges: £72 9s. 11d.
Allowances
Reductions in rent:
Tithes returned and decreases from lands and tenements in Walton, Thorpe and Kirby, £1 4s.
Tithes for the farm of the land called 'Frevelland', 1s.
Tithes for the lands of John Hykman, 8d.
Decreases in 6a. of land of John Toose in Walton, 4d.
Tithes for the previous year paid for the farm of a bakehouse formerly held by John Burgh and in the lord's hand this year as in preceding years, 12d.
Decreases of the farm of a bakehouse in Walton, formerly held in farm by the said John Burgh, this year in default of a farmer, 6d.
Total: £1 7s. 6d.
The stipend of the bailiff, £1 13s. 4d., and his reward, 6s. 8d.: £2 0s. 0d.
Repairs:
To the manor, the pale of the park, the church chancel, and houses of 'Kent's tenement' in Thorpe, £3 1s. 2d.
To the houses of the manor and to sea walls and earthworks called the sea dyke in Walton, £1 14s. 8d.
Total: £4 15s. 10d.
Payments
In part payment of arrears of the preceding year, on 24 October £4, on 7 December £9, on 17 April £7, on 27 June £2, on 10 July £5, totalling: £27 0s. 0d.
From the issues of the office: £14 0s. 0d.
Total Allowances and Payments: £49 3s. 4d.
Carried Forward: £23 6s. 7d.
Thomas Bogas, as bailiff and collector of profits of courts Charges
Arrears: £6 4s. 4½d.
Profits of the court at Kirby held on the feast of St. Anne 1493:
Homage of Thorpe, (fines £3 3s. 11d., amercements 2s. 7d.) £3 6s. 6d.
Homage of Kirby, (fines £3 3s. 6¾d., amercements 1s. 7d.) £3 5s. 1¾d.
Homage of Walton, (fines £9 3d., amercements 7s. 4d.) £9 7s. 7d.
Total of profits of court: £15 19s. 2¾d.
Total charges: £22 3s. 7¼d.
Payments
Fines from before the time of this account from John Hugh, John Cleydon, John Broke and John Rokes: £5 12s. 2d.
Fines from the court held on the feast of St. Anne 1493 from various tenants: £9 1s. 11½d.
Amercements from 1491–92 from various unfree persons: 8s. 8d.
From arrears of the previous year: £4 0s. 0d. (fn. 4)
Carried Forward: £3 0s. 9¾d. (fn. 5)
Heybridge manor, including the farm of the mills
Geoffrey Dallyng, bailiff and farmer.
Charges
Arrears: £28 0s. 0d.
Farm of the manor: £43 0s. 0d.
Farm of the water mill and fulling mill: £7 13s. 4d.
Total: £78 13s. 4d.
Allowances and Payments
Repairs to the mill: £5 19s. 0d.
Repairs to a bridge called 'Cowebryge': 8s. 8d.
Repairs on the manor: 4s. 4d.
Part payment by Robert Barlowe of arrears of the preceding year, by a bill made 29 August 1493: £10 0s. 0d.
£18 from arrears and £16 from the issues of office: £34 0s. 0d.
To the receiver: £12 0s. 0d. (fn. 6)
Carried Forward: £16 1s. 4d.
Runwell manor
John Bek, farmer.
Charges
Arrears: £22 15s. 4d.
Farm of the manor: £36 10s. 0d.
Total: £59 5s. 4d.
Allowances and Payments
Repairs to the southern chamber of the manor house and others of its houses: £3 10s. 7d.
Paid to Roger Radcliff (22 April 1493, £8, 23 December 1493, £6 13s. 4d., 29 January 1494, £4, 8 July 1494, £10): £28 13s. 4d.
To the receiver: £1 1s. 5d. (fn. 7)
Carried Forward: £26 0s. 0d.
Kensworth
Richard Wynche, farmer, for a year to the Nativity of St. John the Baptist 1494.
Charges
Arrears: Nil
Farm of the manor, payable at Christmas and at the term of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, including rents of assize, tithes of sheaves and half of all casualties: £34 9s. 0d.
Sale of six oak shrubs from the wood: 5s. 10d.
Total: £34 14s. 10d.
Allowances and Payments
From the issues of farm on two occasions (6 February 1494 £14 6s. 8d., 9 March 1494 £2 6s. 8d.): £16 13s. 4d.
Also to the receiver for the farm: £17 6s. 8d.
For repairs to the manor: 7s. 10d.
For a robe for the accountant granted to him in his indenture: 6s. 8d. (fn. 8)
And quit
Caddington
John Bray, farmer.
Charges
Arrears: £16 18s. 6d.
Farm of the manor, payable at Christmas and at the term of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, including rents of assize, tithes of sheaves of the rectory and all casualities: £34 9s. 0d.
Total: £51 7s. 6d.
Allowances and Payments
From the arrears and for the issues of his farm: £28 3s. 4d.
For the issues of his farm: £13 13s. 4d.
For a robe for the accountant: 6s. 8d.
To Roger Radcliff: (fn. 9) £3 0s. 0d.
Carried Forward: £6 4s. 2d.

Footnotes

  • 1. 'Bower' crossed out.
  • 2. '13s. 4d. from certain lands and tenements in Kirby taken into the King's hands for certain reasons after the death of Thomas Michell of Kirby' crossed out.
  • 3. Margin: Memorandum of 1 pipe and 1 hogshead claret wine from a wreck at sea, which were not valued by the homage.
  • 4. The total of allowances and payments is £19 2s. 9½d.
  • 5. 5s. crossed out.
  • 6. The total of allowances and payments is £62 12s.
  • 7. The total of allowances and payments is £33 5s. 4d.
  • 8. The total of allowances and payments is £34 14s. 6d., so the farmer owes 4d.
  • 9. The total of allowances and payments is £45 3s. 4d.