Calendar: Receiver's Account 20 July 1487-20 July 1488

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 20 July 1487-20 July 1488', in The Estate and Household Accounts of William Worsley Dean of St Paul's Cathedral 1479-1497, (Donington, 2004) pp. 79-84. British History Online [accessed 29 February 2024]

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6. Receiver's Account 20 July 1487–20 July 1488

The roll is complete, and the first sheet is endorsed with the date of the account in a contemporary hand. The roll consists of eight sheets, 30 cm wide and sewn end to end. With the exception of sheet seven, which measures 23 cm in length, the sheets are 40–42 cm long.

Arrears: Nil

Receipts from Rents and Farms

York prebend
Nothing, as the revenues were paid directly to the Dean: Nil
Archdeaconry of Nottingham
Nothing answered for at this time: Nil
Norwell Overall with the rectory of Eakring, Notts.
Nothing, as the Dean took the revenues himself: Nil
Thomas Bunewell, collector, part of the issues of this year and of arrears from last year.
Total: £1 11s. 2d.
Robert Nevyll, farmer: £30 14s. 9½d.
Edmund Shaa, farmer: £33 15s. 0d.
Bowes with Polehouse
Edward Westby and John Fox, farmers: £19 4s. 6½d.
London and part of the Deanery
John Clerk, collector: £27 10s. 6d.
George Retford, farmer of the manor, £20.
William Frost, farmer of Wadende, £8 10s.
Thomas Bunewell, collector, £9 16s. 8d.
Total: £38 6s. 8d.
John Bek, farmer: £30 13s. 4d.
Caddington and Kensworth
John Bray and Edmund Counteys, farmers: £61 15s. 2d.
William Northcote, from the prebend (£2), William Swete from the farm of the grace (£8), and £1 3s. from the sale of wood.
Total: £9 3s. 0d.
The Deanery
Thomas Garrard, procurator of the rectory of Chepyng Lambourn, £60.
William Hewet, farmer of Ratcliff mill, £11 6s. 10d.
Joan Frende, farmer of Acton, £5 7s. 4d., in full payment for the farm [–], beyond 6s. 8d. allowed for a gown for the said Joan as farmer there.
Nicholas Colles, part of the issues proceeding by virtue of his office as scribe of the commissary of the Deanery of London, for three years, £5 9s. 2d.
Total: £82 3s. 4d.
Belchamp St. Paul
Geoffrey Downing, farmer of the manor, £20.
Thomas Watson, farmer of the rectory, £13 6s. 8d. and as collector of rents of assize, £22 2s. 6d., in six payments.
Total: £55 9s. 4d. (fn. 1)
Thorpe, Kirby and Walton in the soke
Thomas Bogas, bailiff, issues of office and farm of the rectory of Kirby, £46.
John Carter, farmer of the rectory of Bancroft, £8 6s. 8d.
Robert Orreys, late farmer of Thorpe Hall, in full payment of his arrears, and John Percy, farmer now, £10 13s. 4d.
John Kent, (40s.) late farmer of 'Kent's tenement', and John Saver, in two payments, £6.
John Toose, farmer of 'Walton Hall', £22 3s. 4d.
£13 15s. 3½d., fines and amercements from a court of tenants held in Kirby, 1485–86.
Total: £106 18s. 7½d.
Norton Folgate
Richard Ballard, farmer of the grace, part of his farm for a year to St. Peter ad Vincula 1487: £5 5s. 6d.
Wickham St. Paul
John Grene, farmer: £20 0s. 0d.
Richard Bower, farmer, for Purification term 1487: £1 9s. 0d.
Geoffrey Dallyng, farmer of the manor and collector of rents of assize, £32.
John Pere, farmer of the mills, £3 12s. 6d.
Total: £35 12s. 6d.
Edmund Prentesse, farmer of the manor, £24 and Clement Cook, farmer of the mill, 20s.
Total: £25 0s. 0d.
Total receipts: £584 12s. 5½d.
To Michaelmas 1488:
To the Bishop of London, £1 13s. 4d.
To the heir of Sir Richard Charlton, knight, for the same term, to the manor of Bowes and Polehouse, £1 2d.
To Edmund, lord Roos, from Bowes and Polehouse to Edmund's manor of Shingleford, Essex, 19s.
Total: £3 12s. 6d.
Daily Expenses
On meat, victuals, stuffs and necessaries, as shown in twenty-three folios of the paper book: £48 11s. 6d.
The Chamberlain of St. Paul's
To Martin Jolyff, chamberlain, for the estates held to farm by the Dean, as shown by [–] bill: £240 6s. 10d.
The Clerk of the Bakehouse
To Martin Jolyff, clerk of the bakehouse, for wheat to make bread, £95 18s., and 32 qr. wheat issuing from the manor of Heybridge, £9 15s. 8d.
Total: £105 13s. 8d.
The Brewer
To the [–] brewer of 'le Herteshorne', (fn. 2) London, for ale, as shown by three tallies: £14 0s. 0d.
To [Alexander] Berebrewer for various barrels of beer bought from him at various times, as shown by a tally: 9s. 0d.
To Charles Vyntener for:
Two casks of red wine at £6 13s. 4d. per cask.
One tercion of red wine at £1 2s. 3d. per tercion.
Three hogsheads claret wine at £1 13s. 4d. per hogshead.
One tercion claret wine at the price of the above red wine.
One hogshead white wine, £1 13s. 4d.
Two roundlets of sweet wine, holding altogether 33 gallons and one potell, (fn. 3) at 12d. per gallon.
Of which, two casks of red wine, three hogsheads of claret wine, one hogshead of white wine and two roundlets of sweet wine to the Dean's household at London, and two tercions of red wine and claret to the household at Hackney.
Total: £22 18s. 0d. (fn. 4)
To [William] Bukke, draper of London:
'Sad medley'-coloured woollen cloth, for the livery of the Dean's servants at Christmas, £8 18s.
Tawny-coloured woollen cloth, for the summer livery, £4 8s. 6½d.
Total: £13 6s. 6½d.
Necessary Expenses
On goods and stuffs for the household, as appears in one folio of the large book: £12 7s. 6¾d.
Necessary Expenses for the Dean's apparel
Goods and stuffs for the dean's apparel, and other necessities, as appears in one folio of the large book: £3 14s. 7½d. (fn. 5)
Chaplains' Salaries
For the terms of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, Michaelmas, Christmas, and Easter:
Robert Combes, as shown by an acquittance, £3 6s. 8d.
John Farman, as shown by an acquittance, £3 6s. 8d.
William Roke, as shown by two acquittances, £2 13s. 4d. from the manor of Norton Folgate.
Total: £9 6s. 8d.
Fees Paid
To Sir Thomas Montgomery, knight, £4.
To William Clarkson, steward of the court of the demesnes of Thorpe, Kirby and Walton, £1 6s. 8d.
To Thomas Watson, chaplain, collector of Belchamp St. Paul and Wickham St. Paul, £2.
To John Saperton, auditor of all the lands and tenements of the Dean, £2.
Total: £9 6s. 8d.
Stipends of servants
Wages at the terms of Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter and the Nativity of St. John the Baptist: £21 12s. 0d.
On defects of the Dean's mansion next to St. Paul's, £1 1d.
Repairs made by John Hey and John Herde late farmers of the manor of Runwell in 1485–86, as shown in a bill, 14s. 6½d.
Total: £1 14s. 7½d.
Sum Total Money Paid £506 19s. 8¼d.
And he owes £77 12s. 9¼d.
Paid 8s. to John, abbot of the monastery of St. James the Apostle at Walden, collector of a whole tenth in the archdeaconries of London and Middlesex, granted to the King by the clergy in 1486–87, viz. for the prebend of Willesden at the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist 1487, and at the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, (fn. 6) 1487, as appears by two acquittances sealed with the abbot's seal of office.
Paid to Robert Frende, collector, by William Swete on 7 February 1488 for the grace of the rectory of Willesden, as shown by another acquittance, 4s.
Paid for spices bought for the household, £1 4d.
Paid on the order of the Dean as gifts to mimes and minstrels of the King and other lords and others bringing gifts to the Dean, as shown in one folio of the book of payments, £2 17s. 6d.
Paid for the expenses of Roger Radcliff, William Clarkson, and John Saperton, riding to the demesne of Thorpe, Kirby and Walton and to other parts of the demesnes of the Dean to hold court and receiving revenue, £1 9s. 10½d.
Paid for four gowns at 6s. 8d. each given to four farmers on taking up their farms, viz. to the rent-collector of Belchamp St. Paul, to the farmer of the rectory there, to John Grene, farmer of Wickham St. Paul, and to Edmund Prentesse, farmer of Drayton, £1 6s. 8d.
Paid to the collector, John, prior of Hurley, of half a tenth lately granted to king, payable at the feast of St. John the Baptist 1487, and the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle 1487, as shown by two acquittances, £5 6s. 8d.
Paid for shoeing the horses of Roger Radcliff, William Clarkson and John Saperton, for their riding at this time, 5d.
Paid to Arnold Arnoldson for a lock bought for a door of his tenement, 3d.
Paid for 2½ qr. wheat bought for the bakehouse of St. Paul's, 10d.
Paid for two keys bought for two locks for the dwelling house at London, 7d. (fn. 7)
And he owes: £64 17s. 7¾d.
Paid to the Dean at Hackney, 19 July 1488.
And quit.


  • 1. Recte £55 9s. 2d.
  • 2. A brewhouse near the Tower of London.
  • 3. In this case, ½ gallon.
  • 4. £23 18s., in fact the correct figure, is amended to £22 18s.
  • 5. 72s. 6½d. crossed out.
  • 6. 30 November.
  • 7. Totalling £12 15s. 1½d.