Calendar: Receiver's Account 18 July 1482-18 July 1483

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: Receiver's Account 18 July 1482-18 July 1483', in The Estate and Household Accounts of William Worsley Dean of St Paul's Cathedral 1479-1497, (Donington, 2004) pp. 67-72. British History Online [accessed 29 February 2024]

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4. Receiver's Account 18 July 1482–18 July 1483

The roll is complete and is endorsed in a contemporary hand with the date of the account on the first sheet. The roll consists of eleven sheets, 30 cm wide and sewn end to end. The second sheet is 20 cm long, the third 18 cm, the fifth 32 cm, the sixth 20 cm, the tenth 17.5 cm and the eleventh 15.5 cm long. The remaining sheets are 42 cm long.

Arrears: Nil

Receipts from Rents and Farms

York Prebend
Thomas Orston, receiver, on 10 November 1482: £30 0s. 0d.
Bowes and Polehouse
Edward Westby, farmer, on 6 November 1482, £5 16s. 8d., on 16 September 1482, £2 10s., on 29 June (fn. 1) 1483, £2 10s. and £1 11s. 4d.
Total: £12 8s. 0d.
John Clerk, collector of the Deanery, in several payments, £25 6s. 8d.
William Say, £1 5s., and John Bulman, £1 7s.
Total: £27 18s. 8d.
William Frost, farmer of Wadende, £5 11s. 8d., (£1 6s. 8d. on 1 August 1482, and £4 5s. on 26 January 1483).
George Retford, farmer of the manor, on 7 February 1483, £2 9s. 5d. (fn. 2)
John Fuldon, collector of rents of assize, £6
(on 1 August 1482, £2; on 18 February 1483, £4).
Total: £14 1s. 1d.
John Athey, farmer, on 18 September 1482, £9, on 5 December 1482, £9 3s. 4d. and on 26 April 1483, £8 18s. 4d.
Total: £27 1s. 8d.
Caddington and Kensworth
Edmund Counteys and John Bray, (fn. 3) farmers, £38 5s. 2¼d.
(on 19 December 1482, £9 1s. 3¾d., £4 15s. 11½d. and 8s. 11d., on 3 February 1483, £19, and on 27 May 1483, £4 19s.)
And part of their farm, £15 9s. 5¾d.
Total: £53 14s. 8d.
Nothing from Hackney lands and tenements because receipts are shown in the account of John Fuldon, servant of the Dean and appruator there: Nil
William Northcote, farmer, in two payments: £4 8s. 4d.
Belchamp St. Paul
John Lokear, vicar and collector: £66 10s. 8d. (fn. 4)
Thorpe, Kirby, and Walton in the soke
James Raderford, late collector of rents of assize, part of his arrears, £17.
Thomas Bogas, now collector, £13.
John Carter, farmer of the rectory of Bancroft, £16 10s.
Thomas Smith, farmer of Thorpe Hall, in two payments, £18.
John German, farmer of the rectory of Kirby, in four payments, £18 10s.
John Kent, farmer of the rectory of Thorpe, £3.
John Toose, farmer of the manor of Walton, in four payments, £57.
Fines of various tenants from the court held on the feast of St. Anne 1481, £4 13s. 4½d.
Total: £147 13s. 4½d.
Wickham St. Paul
John Lokear, chaplain, (fn. 5) and John Grene, farmer, in two payments: £20 0s. 0d.
John Lindsey, farmer, in five payments, £19.
Arrears from John Candish, late farmer of the mill, £1 13s. 4d.
Total: £20 13s. 4d.
Edmund Prentesse, farmer, in two payments, £24.
Clement Cook, farmer of the mill, on 7 December 1482, 20s.
Total: £25 0s. 0d.
Robert Nevyll, farmer, on 1 December 1482, £6, on 4 July 1483, £7, on 8 July 1483, £3.
Total: £16 0s. 0d.
Norton Folgate
William Hill farmer, in two payments. £6 13s. 4d.
The Deanery
John Bernard, procurator of the rectory of Chepyng Lambourn, £41 13s. 4d. (on 13 October 1482, £11, on 18 April 1483, (fn. 6) £20 13s. 4d., (fn. 7) on 13 June 1483, £10).
John Jordan, for wood sold, 13s. 4d.
Roger Frende, farmer of Acton, on 12 December 1482, £4 1s. 6d.
John Hewet, farmer of the mill of Ratcliff, in two payments, £7 8s. 2d.
Total: £53 16s. 4d.
Added to the account
A horse of the Dean sold to Master John Barthorn: 16s. 8d.
A pipe of old red wine sold on the order of the Dean to Charles Vyntener: £2 6s. 8d.
Total Receipts: £529 2s. 9½d.
Quit rent to the Bishop of London to the manor of Chadsworth, £1 13s. 4d.
To Sir Richard Charlton, knight, issuing from the demesne of Bowes and Polehouse, £1 2d.
To the Earl of Essex, 19s.
Total: £3 12s. 6d.
Daily Expenses
On beef, veal, pork and other victuals, stuffs and necessaries, as shown in thirty-seven folios of the paper book: £73 10s. 3d.
The Chamberlain of St. Paul's
For the estates held to farm by the Dean, as shown in six paper bills: £186 8s. 5¾d.
The Clerk of the Bakehouse
To Thomas Skypwith and Martin Jolyff, clerks of the bakehouse, for wheat for bread, as shown in [–] paper bills, £87 6s. 10½d., and for 32 qr. wheat issuing from the manor of Heybridge, £18 16s. 4d.
Total: £106 3s. 2½d.
The Brewer
To Richard Prowell, brewer of London, for ale, as appears by four tallies: £13 13s. 9d.
Penny Beer
To Alexander Berebrewer at 'le Hermitage', for 40 barrels and one kylderkyn of penny beer, as shown in one tally.
Total: £2 1s. 0d.
Halfpenny Beer
To Alexander Berebrewer, for 14½ barrels of three-halfpenny beer, as shown in one tally.
Total: £1 13s. 9d.
From William Bukke, draper of London:
Medley-coloured woollen cloth for the livery of the Dean's servants at Christmas, £11 2s. 6d., as appears by one bill.
Black woollen cloth bought for the livery of the Dean's servants for the burial (fn. 8) of King Edward IV, £4 9s., as appears by another bill.
Three gowns given to three farmers of Belchamp St. Paul and Wickham St. Paul, at 6s. 8d. each, totalling £1, as shown in Roger's book.
Total: £16 11s. 6d.
To Charles Vyntener, £19 6s. 8d. for two casks (£16) and three pipes (£1 6s. 8d.) of red wine and one hogshead (£2) of claret wine, and £1 15s. for 35 gallons sweet wine called Malmsey at 12d. per gallon.
Total: £21 1s. 8d.
Necessary Expenses
On goods and stuffs, including £3 2d. on spices, as appears by three folios of necessaries and one folio of spices in the quarterly paper.
Total: £9 7s. 5¼d.
Chaplains' Salaries
For the terms of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist 1482, (fn. 9) Michaelmas 1482, Christmas 1482 and Easter 1483:
Thomas Cartwryght and Thomas Turnour, as shown in eight acquittances, each receiving £3 6s. 8d., £6 13s. 4d.
William Roke, as shown in two acquittances, £2 13s. 4d. p.a.
Total: £9 6s. 8d.
Fees paid
To Sir Thomas Montgomery, knight, £4.
To Robert Forster, steward of the court of the demesnes of Thorpe, Kirby and Walton, £2.
To John Hewyk, auditor of all lands and tenements of the Dean, £3 6s. 8d.
To Master John Lokear, collector of Belchamp St. Paul and Wickham St. Paul, £3.
Total: £12 6s. 8d.
Wages of servants
Wages and rewards at Michaelmas and Christmas 1482, and Easter and the Nativity of St. John the Baptist 1483, as shown in the quarterly paper.
Total: £27 0s. 0d.
Necessary Expenditure
For goods and stuffs for the Dean's apparel, as shown in two folios of the quarterly paper.
Total: £7 13s. 7½d.
To the mill of Ratcliff, including the price of 4000 tiles (£1 2s.), roof tiles, (2s.), and corner tiles, £3 11s. 10d.
In the manors of Belchamp St. Paul (£8 9s. 5½d.), (fn. 10) Wickham St. Paul (£6 5s.), (fn. 11) and Ardleigh (£1), and to the mansion of the Dean (2s. 2d.), as shown in four separate bills.
Total: £20 12s. 5½d.
Money paid to the Dean
To William Worsley on 20 December 1482, in royals.
Total: £7 10s. 0d.
Money paid to Thomas Bunewell
To Thomas Bunewell, for a claim he had at the end of his account as steward of the household, at the time when the Dean was riding to the soke and other demesnes in the county of Essex, as is more fully told at the foot of his account. (fn. 12)
Total: 16s. 5d.
Sum total paid: £519 9s. 4½d.
And he owes: £9 13s. 5d.
Received from Edmund Counteys and John Bray, farmers of Caddington and Kensworth, £5 3s. 10¼d.
And he owes: £14 17s. 3¼d.
Gifts to minstrels of the King and of other lords with the Dean, as shown in one folio of the quarterly paper: £7 1s. 9d.
Expenses of Robert Forster, John Hewyk, Roger Radcliff and other officials riding through the Dean's demesne lands to hold court in the soke, settle matters between tenants, and supervise repairs, as shown in the last folio of the quarterly paper: £2 11s. 10d.
And he owes: £5 3s. 10¼d.
Which is paid to William Worsley, Dean, before the auditor without bill by the Dean's recognisance.
And quit. (fn. 13)


  • 1. July crossed out.
  • 2. 8d. crossed out.
  • 3. At the time of audit another 103s. 10¼d. is received from Edmund Counteys and John Bray, see p. 72.
  • 4. £48 2s. 10½d. crossed out.
  • 5. 'Farmer there' crossed out.
  • 6. '1 Edward V' crossed out.
  • 7. £24 crossed out.
  • 8. 9–19 April 1483 (see A. F. Sutton and L. Visser-Fuchs, 'The Royal Burials of the House of York at Windsor', The Ricardian, xi (1997–99), no. 143, pp. 366–407).
  • 9. 'Before the time of this account'.
  • 10. 5s. crossed out.
  • 11. 10s. crossed out.
  • 12. Margin: 'r[espice] Bounwell', added at the time of audit.
  • 13. Signed 'William Worsley, decanus Sancti Paule' [sic], probably in his own hand.