Calendar: Receiver's Account 20 July 1488-7 August 1489

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 1488-7 August 1489', in The Estate and Household Accounts of William Worsley Dean of St Paul's Cathedral 1479-1497, (Donington, 2004) pp. 85-90. British History Online [accessed 29 February 2024]

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7. Receiver's Account 20 July 1488–7 August 1489

The roll is complete and the first sheet is endorsed with the date of the account in a contemporary hand. The roll consists of seven sheets 30 cm wide and sewn end to end. With the exception of the first sheet, which measures 28 cm, and sheet five which measures 37 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 rendered to Roger's hands: Nil
Norwell Overall with the rectory of Eakring, Notts.
Nothing received, as the issues and revenues were paid directly to the Dean: Nil
Nothing received of annual revenues of £16, because Thomas Bunewell, collector, had all issues and profits and must answer to the Dean: Nil
Robert Nevyll, farmer: £26 0s. 0d.
John Shaa, farmer: £45 0s. 0d.
Bowes and Polehouse
Edward Westby and John Fox, farmers: £27 13s. 4d.
London with a part of the Deanery
John Clerk, collector, and by the hands of various tenants: £35 5s. 0d.
George Retford, farmer of the manor, £20.
William Frost, farmer of Wadende, £4 12s. 8½d.
Thomas Bunewell, collector, £9 10s.
Total: £34 2s. 8½d.
John Bek, farmer: £35 17s. 0d.
Caddington and Kensworth
John Bray, £33 15s. 8d., and Edmund Counteys, £8 10s.
Total: £42 5s. 8d.
William Northcote, for the prebend, £3 13s. 4d.
William Swete, farmer of the grace, £12.
William Swete, from the sale of wood, £1 5s.
Total: £16 18s. 4d
The Deanery
Revenue, including 16s. received from the correctors of the Deanery by the hand of Master Nicholas Colles: £88 0s. 0d.
Belchamp St. Paul
Geoffrey Downing, farmer of the manor, £20.
Thomas Watson, farmer of the rectory, £13 6s. 8d., and as collector, £22 2s. 6d.
Total: £55 9s. 4d. (fn. 1)
Thorpe, Kirby and Walton in the soke
Thomas Bogas, bailiff, and farmer of Kirby rectory, £46 9d.
John Carter, late farmer of Bancroft rectory in Walton, £12 6s. 8d.
John Percy, farmer of Thorpe manor and rectory, £8.
William Saver, junior, farmer of 'Kent's tenement' in Thorpe, £4.
John Toose, farmer of Walton, £38 11s.
Fines and amercements, £6 9d.
Total: £114 19s. 2d.
Norton Folgate
Edmund Hill, farmer, by the hand of John Saperton at the time of audit. £1 6s. 8d.
Wickham St. Paul
John Grene, farmer: £20 0s. 0d.
Richard Bower, farmer, in one full payment: £11 0s. 0d.
Geoffrey Dallyng, farmer of the manor and the mills: £51 13s. 4d.
Edmund Prentesse, farmer of the manor, and Clement Cook, farmer of the mill: £26 0s. 0d.
Total Receipts £631 10s. 6½d.
Rent to Michaelmas 1488.
Quit rent to the Bishop of London, to the manor of Chadsworth, by an acquittance, £1 13s. 4d.
To the heir of Sir Richard Charlton, knight, for the manor of Bowes and Polehouse, by an acquittance, £1 2d.
To Edmund, Lord Roos, for the manor of Bowes and Polehouse, by an acquittance, 19s.
Total: £3 12s. 6d.
Daily Expenses
On meat, victuals, stuffs and necessaries as shown in twenty-six folios of the paper book: £60 19s. 0d.
Necessary Household Expenses
On goods and stuffs, as shown in one and a half paper folios.
For carriage of fuel, £5 5s. 11d.
For ditching and hedging of a wood at Willesden, and for the keeping and guarding of osier beds in the wood, £1 6s. 1½d.
Total: £16 7s. 3¾d.
Necessary Expenses
Goods and stuffs for the Dean's apparel and other necessities, as shown in one folio of the large paper book: £7 1s. 6d.
Stipends of servants
Wages and rewards at the terms of Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter and the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.
Total: £21 1s. 8d.
Livery, from [William] Bukke, draper of London:
For russet-coloured woollen cloth bought for the livery of the Dean's servants at Christmas, £9 5s. 4½d.
For medley-coloured woollen cloth bought for the summer livery of certain servants, as shown in a bill, £4 16s. 4½d.
Total: £14 1s. 9d.
The Brewer
To the brewer of 'le Herteshorne' of London, and to a brewer at Hackney for ale bought, in allowance to him until Relic Sunday, as shown in divers tallies. (fn. 2)
Total: £17 11s. 6d.
Purchased from Charles Vyntener:
Two and a half casks of red wine, (£5 6s. 8d. per cask), £13 6s. 8d.
Three hogsheads of claret wine and one hogshead of white wine, amounting between them to one cask, £5 6s. 8d.
Three tercions of red wine and claret sent to the household of the Dean at Hackney, at 17s. 9¼d. per tercion, £1 15s. 6½d.
Two roundlets of sweet wine containing 38 gallons and one potell, price per gallon, 12d.
Total: £22 7s. 4½d.
Spices: 18s. 6d.
The Clerk of the Bakehouse
To Martin Jolyff for:
Wheat for making bread, £101 3s. 1¼d.
Thirty-two qr. wheat issuing from the manor of Heybridge, £10 4s. 6¾d., in payment for 32 qr. for this year, and for ½ qr. and 3 bs. of wheat, arrears from last year.
Total: £111 7s. 7¾d. (fn. 3)
The Chamberlain of St. Paul's
To Martin Jolyff, chamberlain, for the estates held in farm by the Dean, as shown in four bills: £246 1s. 4d.
Chaplains' salaries
for the terms of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, Michaelmas, Christmas and Easter:
Robert Combes, by an acquittance, at £3 6s. 8d. p.a.
John Farman, by an acquittance, at £3 6s. 8d. p.a.
William Roke, by an acquittance, at £2 13s. 4d. p.a.
Total: £9 6s. 8d.
Fees Paid
To Sir Thomas Montgomery, knight, at £4 p.a., by an acquittance.
To William Clarkson, steward of the court of the demesnes of Thorpe, Kirby and Walton, at £1 6s. 8d. p.a.
To Thomas Watson, collector of Belchamp St. Paul and Wickham St. Paul, at £2 p.a.
To John Saperton, auditor of all the lands and tenements of the Dean, at £2 p.a.
Total: £9 6s. 8d.
On defects of the mansion of the Dean next to St. Paul's, including 3s. for making and positioning of the bars outside the door of the said mansion, as shown in a bill: £1 3s. 1½d.
Sum total paid: £541 6s. 6½d.
He owes: £90 4s. 0d.
To John, abbot of St. Peter, Westminster, collector of the first half of a subsidy granted to the King in the last convocation by the prelates and clergy, viz. for the prebend of Willesden, by an acquittance made on 20 March 1489, 8s.
To the collector of the King for the grace of Willesden by the hand of William Swete, farmer of the grace, by an acquittance, 4s.
Gifts by the order of the Dean to mimes and minstrels of the King and other lords and to various other persons, as shown in one folio of payments, £2 16s. 8d.
To the King for a fifteenth for the manors of Bowes and Polehouse at the terms of St. Martin in Winter and St. John the Baptist, 13s. 4d.
To the lord of Edmonton for release of a suit of court (12d.) and for money called Peter's Pence (4d.), 1s. 4d.
For the expenses of the accountant, William Clarkson and John Saperton, riding to and from Thorpe, Kirby and Walton and other parts of the Dean's demesne at the feasts of St. Anne 1488 and 1489 to hold court and collect money, £2 3s. 6d.
For the expenses of Roger and John riding from London to Caddington and Kensworth in Bedfordshire at the feasts of St. Peter ad Vincula 1488 and 1489 to receive money and to supervise the good state of the demesnes, together with 7d. for their expenses riding to the mansion of Master Lovell in Enfield upon the Dean's business, 6s. 2½d.
Paid for shoeing the Dean's horses, as shown by a tally, 5s. 7d. (fn. 4)
For five gowns at 6s. 8d. each, granted by the Dean to five farmers on the taking of their farms, viz. to the collector of rents of assize at Belchamp St. Paul, to the farmer of the rectory there, and to the farmers of Wickham St. Paul, Drayton, and Willesden, £1 13s. 4d.
The price of a gown for Thomas Morys, not paid for in the livery at the term of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in the preceding year, as shown in a bill, 4s. 8½d.
Paid to William Clarkson for his fee as steward of the soke for a whole year ending on the feast of St. Peter ad Vincula 1489, £1 6s. 8d. (fn. 5)
He owes: £80 0s. 8½d. (fn. 6)
Paid to the Dean at Hackney, 7 August 1489.
And quit.


  • 1. Recte £55 9s. 2d.
  • 2. 12 July 1489.
  • 3. Recte £11 7s. 8d.
  • 4. 5s. 6d. crossed out.
  • 5. The total of the sums allowed at the audit is £10 3s. 4d.
  • 6. Recte £80 8d.