Accounts 24-46

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Accounts 24-46

24. [f. 31]
Be it remembered that I John Plays, umper, William Parker and Robert Howton, wardens of the craft, now chosen and sworn on 27 November 21 Edward IV [1481], the accounts being made before the brothers after dinner in the Pinners' Hall, have received, on behalf of the craft, of Robert Rumbold, late umper, John Bartlet and William Parker, late wardens, in ready money £7 2s. 6d.
Item an obligation of Edmund Kyng of 40s. payable next Easter 10s.

25. [f. 31v.] The account of John Plays, umper, William Parker and Robert Howton, wardens of the craft, made before the brethren in the Pinners' Hall from 26 November 22 Edward IV [1482]. William Parker and Robert Howton have received of the wife of John Plays, on whose soul may God have mercy, on behalf of the craft in money £3 5s. 10d.
Item they have received of the brothers and sisters of the craft in quarterage for the second year, that is the first year of the reign of King Richard III [1483–1484] total 19s.
Item received of John Randolf for house rent 7s.
Sum of receipts £4 11s. 10d.

26. [f. 32] The parcels of the costs and expenses [incurred] during the term of the wardens and umpers
Payments
First for lime and sand 3d.
Item for a board 5d.
Item for nails 1d.
Item for the tiler and his man 9d.
Item for putting in a lock 1d.
Item for 3 roof tiles 3d.
Item for removing Richard Love from Ludgate 4d.
Item laid out for the cloth and staining thereof 5d.
Item for a dirge for John Plays 2s. 6d.
Item for a mass at the Whitefriars 16d.
Item for the sexton 2d.
Item for the Whitefriars on St James's day [25 July] for the brothers and sisters 2s. 6d.
Item paid to Thomas Payne (fn. 1) for Midsummer quarter 5s.
Item paid to Thomas Payne for Michaelmas quarter 5s.
Item paid for boat hire for the sheriffs 10d.
Item paid for boat hire for the mayor 10d.
Item delivered a yard cloth to John Stoneham 5s. 6d.
Item for the beadle's wages for 3 quarters 5s.
Item paid for the waxchandler 27s. 0½d.
Item paid for writing the account 12d.
Sum of payments 59s. 3d.

27. [f. 32v.] Be it remembered that William Parker and Robert Howton, wardens of the craft, on 25 November 1 Richard III [1483], after the accounts had been presented to the brethren in the hall of the craft, the aforesaid, now late, wardens [left] the craft with £5 12s. 5d.

28. [f. 33] The account of William Machon, umper, John Bartlet and John Wekys, wardens of the craft, made their accounts before the brethren in the Pinners' Hall [forthe period] from 25 November 1483 to 26 November 1487
Receipts
First of Robert Rumbold's wife 20s.
Item of William Leche 13s. d
Item of the mylpecker (fn. 2) 7d.
Item of Kaward 21d.
Item of quarterage for 4 years £3 9s. 6d.
Item received of the brethren for our suit at Westminster in the days of King Richard 6s. 4d.
Item received of [Richard] Halamshyre rent for 4 years £4.
Item received of [John] Stoneham and [Richard] Brysbe 8d.
Sum of receipts £9 12s. 2d.

29. [f. 33v.] The parcels of the costs and expenses of the umper and wardens during their term of office
First paid for repairs in the hall 6s. 3d.
Item paid to the beadle 20d.
Item paid for assembling divers times at the Cutlers' Hall 4d.
Item paid for the craft's suit at Westminster 8s. 8d.
Item paid for a bill of plea for the craft 3s.
Item paid for a supplication 4s.
Item paid for a bill 3s. 4d.
Item paid for 2 indentures for the craft 16d.
Item paid 3 years' rent to Thomas Payne £4.
Item paid to the Whitefriars for 4 trentals, each trental 2s. 6d. 10s.
Item to the singers for 4 years 5s. 4d.
Item to the sexton for 4 years 16d.
Item paid for a trental for Thomas Wakelyn 2s. 6d.
Item paid to the plumber for mending the gutter 16d.
Item paid to the tiler and his man 8s. 4d.
Item for 10 sacks of lime 20d.
Item for a load of sand 6d.
Item for a faggot ½d.
Item for 1,000 tiles 5s.
Item for 13 roof tiles 7d.
Item paid to [Richard] Halamshyre for taking away rubbish and other labour 2s. 5d.
Item to John Stoneham for washing and quarterage 22d.
[f. 34] Item paid for a boat with 4 oars at the coming of King Richard [III] 3s. 4d.
Item paid for making a bill to fairs (fn. 3) 2d.
Item paid to the beadle at midsummer for a whole year 5s.
Item paid for a boat to Westminster with the sheriffs several times 4s.
Item paid to the waxchandler as appears by bill 19s. 11d.
Item for writing this account 12d.
Sum of all payments £9 2s. 10½d.

30. Be it remembered that William Machon, umper, John Bartlet and John Wekys, wardens of the craft, after the presentation of accounts to the brethren assembled in the Pinners' Hall on 25 November 1487, the wardens then received, on behalf of the craft, from William Machon, late umper, John Bartlet and John Wekys, late wardens £6 1s. 9½d.
Item the said wardens gave to the box for a reward 20s.
Sum of all £7 1s. 9½d.

31. [f. 34v.] Be it remembered that, in the aforesaid year, there remains in the hall the following stuff
In primis 2 tablecloths (tablers) of maiden heads and scallop shell
A tablecloth of cross diamonds [crossed out]
Item a towel and 2 plain table cloths
Item a linen bag
Item 3 dozen platters 3 dozen dishes and 20 [gap]
Item 3 dozen saucers.
Item a table of the brotherhood
Item a little coffer and a box
Item a latten basin with a new [gap]
[Different hand] Item a banner of changeable sarsenet with an image of St James and a maiden head and scallop shells given by William Parker, pinner Item a banner of red buckram with a maiden head with scallop shells Item a pall of blue buckram lined with linen and 4 scutcheons thereto
[Different hand] Item 2 plain tablecloths and a towel of diaper and a plain [one]
Item 6 napkins of diaper
Item a basin and a ewer
Item 2 torches - [in another hand] they be sold to the use of the fellowship
Item a table cloth [given] by Christopher Jeffrey of diaper and crossed diamonds

32. [f. 35] The account of William Parker, upper warden, Robert Ettell and Richard Tweke, wardens of the craft, who gave their account in the Pinners' Hall 1 August 1490
Paid to [Thomas] Payne for 7 quarters for house rent 35s.
Paid to Richard Appulby for 3 years' wages 15s.
Paid for a supplication to the mayor 20d.
Item paid to [Robert] Danyell for divers summonses for our supplication 2s.
Paid for the enrolling of the same supplication 2s.
Paid to Richard Machon for pursuing the same supplication 12d.
Paid to an officer for 3 summons for Richard Grene 12d.
Paid to an officer of the Chamber for warning the foreigns 8d.
Paid for cleaning an image 2d.
Paid to the sexton of the friars 4d.
Paid to the singers at the mass 12d.
Paid to the prior of the friars for 3 trentals 7s. 6d.
Paid to the singers for the mass 16d.
Paid to the sexton 4d.
Paid to the singers of the mass 12d.
Paid for cleaning the candlestick 1d.
[f. 35v.] Paid for writing the aforesaid supplication 22d.
Paid to the chandler for setting up the light 2d.
Paid to the waterman for a boat to Westminster with the sheriffs 12d.
Paid for making an indenture for the tenement of the hall 12d.
Paid to the master of the Taylors for making clean the figures (fegres) 16s. 8d.
Paid for a boat to Westminster 7d.
Paid for a labourer for 4 days 20d.
Paid to a carpenter for timber as appears by bill 9s. 5d.
Paid for 9 sacks of lime 18d.
Paid for straw and moty (fn. 4) 4d.
Paid to a dauber for 5½ days 3s. 8d.
Paid for a load of loam 13d.
Paid for taking away the rubbish 22½d.
Paid to the carpenter for timber 9s.
Paid to carpenter and dauber and labourers, lime and sand as appears by bill 32s. 2 ½d.
Paid for chisel (preke) and nails and irons and loam 25s. 4d.
Paid to Thomas Boyle, waxchandler, for wax and making, as appears by bill 14s. 6½d.
Paid to Robert for repairs 27s. 3½d.
Also paid for writing this account 12d.
Sum total paid £10 19s. 5d.

33. [f. 36.] The receipts of William Parker, Robert Ettell and Richard Tweke
received of Richard Halamshyre for 2 years and a quarter 45s.
Received of Robert [corrected to Nicholas] Batte for his freedom 20s.
Received of William Beaumont for a fine 10d.
Received of Richard Brysbe, a fine 10d.
Received of Richard Brysbe to be a brother 3s. 4d.
Received of Richard Halamshyre to be a brother 20d.
Received of William Thomson in part payment for his presenting 15d.
Received on St Paul's day (fn. 5) of John Matson in part payment to be a brother 12d.
Received of William Castell to be a brother 3s. 4d.
Paid to Thomas Boyle, waxchandler, to his man for setting up the light 2d.
Received of Thomas Ellys for a fine 20d.
Received for quarterage for 3 years 56s. 6d.
Received of Thomas Rollenson to be a freeman 10s.
Received of Thomas Boyle, waxchandler, for 3 years' quarterage 3s.
Sum total received £7 8s. 5d.
There rests in William Parker's hands, all things reckoned and paid, 2 August [1490] £3 10s. 10½d.

34. [f. 36v blank: f. 37.]
The account of William Parker, upper warden, Robert Ettell and John Stoneham, wardens of the craft, made their account before the brethren in the Pinners' Hall on 1 August 1490 until [15 December 1491].
Receipts
First, received of the wardens of the Daubers (dubbers) for making a supper in the hall 16d.
Item received of Robert Chenwyth, 25 February, for his wife to be a sister 20d.
Item of Nicholas Batte for 2 years' quarterage 12d.
Item received of Richard Halamshyre for Michaelmas and Christmas quarterage 10s.
Item received of Robert Chenwyth's wife as a gift to the box 20d.
Item received of Robert Danyell for quarterage for the year passed 6d.
Item received of James Purdon to be a freeman 10s.
Received at the last account in the hands of William Parker, Robert Ettell and Richard Quycke for Robynson's fine 3s. 4d.
Item received of William Browne to be a brother 3s. 4d.
[f. 37v.] Item received of Richard Beaumont for the year past 6d.
Item received of Everard Newlyn to be a brother 3s. 4d.
Item received of Alice Hemmysley to be a sister 3s. 4d.
Item received in quarterage for the whole year 16s.
Sum Total 56s.

35. Payments
First paid for a boat to Westminster with the sheriffs 1490 12d.
Item paid for a boat to Westminster with the mayor 12d.
Item paid to a sergeant of the mayor's for a search 20d.
Paid to John Hall sergeant, for going with the wardens on the search 12d.
Paid to Richard Appulby, 3 June, for his year's wages 5s.
Paid to the Whitefriars on St James's day [25 July] for a trental 2s. 6d.
Paid to a mayor's sergeant for sending John White to the mayor twice 2s.
[f. 38] Paid to a sheriff's sergeant for arresting John White 8d.
Paid for actions [against] the said John [White] 6d.
Paid for mending the table 4d.
Paid for a boat to bring the sheriffs to Westminster 12d.
Paid for a boat to bring the mayor to Westminster 5d.
Paid to Thomas Payne 1490 [rent] 20s.
Paid to the said [Thomas] Payne 1491 10s.
Paid for burying Robert Hill's wife, 22 September 1490, and for making 2 torches weighing 47 pounds at a ½d. per lb. Sum 23½d.
Item the waste of the torches 6d.
Item to tapers of 16 pounds 9½d.
Item for the burial of Robert Chenwyth's wife and for the making of 4 torches weighing 86lbs. at ½d. [per lb.] 3s. 7d.
Item in waste of the torches 3 lbs. 18d.
For making of 4 tapers weighing 40 lbs. 20d.
[f. 38v.] waste ½ lb. 4d.
Item 2 prickets [candles] of 1 lb. on St James's day [25 July] 1491 8d.
Sum total 10s. 6d. as appears by a bill
Paid to Robert Ettell for washing and scouring the cloths and vessels of the hall for 4 years 2s.
Paid to a clerk for writing this account and writing of divers bills 14d.
Sum total £3 0s. 9d.
15 December 1491, all things being accounted for, William Parker, Robert Ettell and John Stoneham left in the hands of John Bartlet, John Wekys and John Stoneham £3 9s. 10d.
Be it remembered that Richard Halamshyre owes, at the following Christmas after this account, for the whole year of 1491 20s.

36. [f. 39] John Bartlet, upper warden, John Wekys and [John] Stoneham, wardens of the craft, gave these accounts in the Pinners' Hall 10 September 1492.
In primis received of Agnes Bartlet 28s.
Item received of quarterage 17s.
Item received of Richard Halamshyre for rent for the past quarter on Our Lady day [25 March] 1491 5s.
Item received for Midsummer quarter following 1491 6s.
Item received for Michaelmas quarter following 4s.
Sum [receipts] £3.

37. Payments
Item paid for a trental for John Bartlet 2s. 6d.
Item paid for a trental for John Stoneham 2s. 6d.
Item paid for a trental for all the brothers and sisters on St James's day [25 July] 2s. 6d.
Item delivered to the [White]friars as a reward on St James's day 12d.
Item for making the hall clean 2d.
Item for making 2 pipe keys 8d.
Item paid the beadle a half year's wages 2s. 6d.
Item paid for writing this account 6d.
Item paid the waxchandler as appears by bill 18s. 6¼d.
Sum total 30s. 10d.
[f. 39v.] Note that Richard Halamshyre owes to the craft of Pinners for three quarters past at Midsummer 1492
Note that Agnes Bartlet owes the craft 12s. 10d.
There rests in this account in clear money 59s. 2d. which we delivered in the whole body of the craft to William Machon 57s. 4d.

38. [f. 40] The account of William Machon, upper warden, John Wekys and Robert Ettell, wardens of the craft, laid before the brethren in Pinners' Hall, [for the period] 10 September 1492 to 3 December 1495.
In primis received by the whole body of the craft on the first day 57s. 4d.
Item received of Agnes Ettell to be a sister 20d.
Item received of Richard Halamshyre, at divers times, that he owed before our time 20s.
Item received of the said Richard at St Peter's day [1 August] 1493 2s.
Item received of the said Richard at St Thomas's day next [29 December] 2s.
Item received by the hands of William Parker 15 July 1493 5s.
Item received of Richard Halamshyre 9 August 1493 12d.
Item received of the said Richard at Michaelmas, for a whole year's past rent when he was made freeman 1493 10s.
Item received of Laurence Baker when he was made freeman 10s.
Item received of Skynner's wife for a fine 4d.
[f. 40v.] Item received for 4 fines for 4 distraints because they would not come at the summoning 15d.
Item received of Richard Halamshyre for the quarters of Our Lady and Midsummer 1494 10s.
Item received for 2 years' quarterage 37s.
Sum total £7 17s. 7d.

39. Payments
First paid for a boat to go with the mayor to Westminster 5d.
Item paid to Richard Stafford Saint Nicholas day [6 December] 1492 2s. 6d.
Item paid to Robert Skydmore, the beadle, 11 February, for a half year's wages from Candlemas [2 February] to Lammas [1 August] 2s. 6d.
Item paid to the stationer for the setting to the table 3d.
Item paid for the mass on St James's day to the Whitefriars 12d.
Item paid for a trental of masses at Whitefriars 2s. 6d.
Item paid to Thomas Payne, carpenter, for a year's rent past before my time, as appears by acquittance by the hand of Dygley (fn. 6) 20s.
Item paid to the warden of the Taylors for the past quarter at Midsummer, 10 August 1493 5s.
[f. 41] Paid to Richard Smith, (fn. 7) warden of the Taylors, for the past quarter's rent at Michaelmas 5s.
Item paid to Richard Smith, warden of the Taylors for the Christmas quarter 5s.
Item paid to Robert Skydmore, for Lammas to Candlemas 2s. 6d.
Item paid to the wardens of the Taylors, for the quarter of Our Lady, 22 June 1494 5s.
Item paid for 2 trental masses on St James's day [25 July] 1494 5s.
Item paid for prayers for the brothers and sisters of the Pinners 2s. 6d.
Item paid to the singers on the same day 12d.
Item paid to the sexton for lighting the candle 4d.
Item paid to Robert Kelham, warden of the Taylors, 18 September 1494 for midsummer quarter 5s.
Item paid to Robert Skydmore for his year's wages at Candlemas 1494 5s.
Item lent at the same time to Robert Skydmore, on [pledge of] a ring, in part payment for the next year 2s.
Item paid to Robert Kelham, warden of the Taylors, for Michaelmas quarter 5s.
Item paid Robert Kelham, warden of the Taylors for Christmas quarter and the following quarter of Our Lady 10s.
Item paid on St James's day for a trental of masses at the Whitefriars for the brothers and sisters 1495 2s. 6d.
[f. 41v.] Item paid to the sexton for trimming (sparyng) the lights 2d.
Item paid for a boat to Westminster with Master Somer (fn. 8) 6d.
Item paid for a trental for Isabel Vicary 2s. 6d.
Item paid to Thomas Boyle, waxchandler, for the past 2 years 25s. 6d.
Item paid to John Herste, warden of the Taylors, for the 2 past quarters, Midsummer and Michaelmas 1495 10s.
Item paid to Robert Ettell for washing and scouring 12d.
Item paid for writing this account 8d.
Sum total £6 11s.
Memorandum of the debts owed to the craft
Item Agnes Bartlet owes 12s. 10d.
Item Richard Halamshyre, at this day as appears in this book at the coming Christmas 1495 30s.
Item Robert Skydmore owes on a ring 2s.
Rests in the box 26s. 4d.

40. [f. 42] The account of William Parker, upper warden, Robert Ettell [the rest of this page remains blank]
[f. 42v.] The account of William Parker, upper warden, Robert Ettell and Robert Chenwyth, wardens, who made their account to the craft in the Pinners' Hall 20 April 1497.
In primis received by the whole body of the craft at the last account 26s. 4d.
Received of Richard Halamshyre in part payment of his old debts 17s.
Received of Richard Brysbe for failure to appear 2d.
Received of Goodman of the Chequers (Checyz) in Fleet Street for setting foreigns to work 10d.
Received of John Ross to be a freeman 6s. 8d.
Received of John Wright to be made a freeman 5s.
Received of the fellowship in aid of the plea as appears by bill 15s. 4d.
Received of Nicholas Horner for a fine to the Chamber 8d.
Received of Thomas Michell to be a brother 3s. 4d.
Received of Thomas, Master Brown's (fn. 9) man, in part payment to be made a freeman 3s. 4d.
[f. 43.] Received in quarterage 15s.
Sum total £4 13s. 8d.
[Payments]
Paid to a yeoman of the Chamber for sending John Alsop to the Chamberlain 4d.
Paid for searching in the mayor's court for a writ of requisitione scire (fn. 10) 2d.
Paid for a burden of rushes 1½d.
Paid to the clerk of the Chamber for the search of Robert Cadman 4d.
Paid to a yeoman of the Chamber for sending [for] John Ross 4d.
Paid to [John] Hall, the sergeant, for a search 20d.
Paid to the Whitefriars for a trental 2s. 6d.
Paid to the friars for singing on the same day 12d.
Paid, 28 January, to Robert Skydmore for the whole of his wages for last year 1496 5s.
Paid for a boat to go with the sheriffs to Westminster 6d.
[f. 43v.] Paid for a quarter of coals 5d.
Paid at Michaelmas the rent for our hall for the whole of the past year 1496 20s.
Paid for the Christmas quarter and Our Lady's quarter 10s.
Paid for carrying the stuff out of the hall 2d.

41. The costs of the plea between the Pinners and the Wiremongers In primis paid to Master More (fn. 11) for the scire facias: (fn. 12) 2 payments 3s. 4d.
Paid to Master Town Clerk (fn. 13) for entering the requisitione scire 2s.
Paid to the attorney twice 2s.
Paid for making the scire facias 8d.
Paid for administering the plea 4d.
Paid for the copy of the plea 8d.
Paid for the continuation 3 times 6d.
Paid for a bill to put in the plea 4d.
Paid to John Hall as a reward 12d.
Paid for making the supplication 3s. 4d.
Paid to Master Town Clerk for putting up the supplication 15d.
[f 44.] Paid to Yoner 12d.
Paid to a scrivener for making the later bill 3d.
Paid for a pickerel for Master Chamberlain (fn. 14) 16d.
Paid to the clerk for entering the ordinances in the town clerk's book 20d.
Paid for entering of the enrolling in the [London] Letter book L (fn. 15) 20d.
Paid to Giles [clerk in the Mayor's court] for the copy of the ordinance 15d.
Paid to John Hall, sergeant, for the search at Bartholomew's ordinary fair 20d.
Paid to Master Chamberlain for a fine 13s. 4d.
Paid to Master Town Clerk for his fee. 3s. 4d.
Paid to a carter for carrying a load of rubbish 2d.
Paid for cleaning the hall 4d.
Paid for rosses [roses?] 2d.
Paid for writing this account 8d.
Paid for board and nails 6d.
Sum total £4 6s. 1½d.
Rests in the box 7s. 6½d.

[This is the last entry of the pinners before they amalgamated with the wiredrawers and became jointly the wiresellers]

42. [f. 44v.] In this, the 12th year of King Henry VII [1496–1497] in the box after the fellowship of the wiresellers made their account there remained 10s.
This is the account of William Parker, upper warden, Ralph Underwood and William Blank, wiresellers, from 20 April 12 Henry VII [1497] to Our Lady Day, the Assumption [15 August] of the same year
First received at their account 10s.
Item received of Richard Halamshyre for quarterage 6d.
Item received of John Wright in part payment for his freedom 12d.
Item received of Nicholas Horner to be a brother 3s. 4d.
Item received a year's quarterage 31s. 9d.
Sum total 46s. 7d.

43. [f. 45] Memorandum for the plea of Thomas Hill
First of William Parker 3s. 4d.
Item of Ralph Underwood 2s.
Item of William Blank 12d.
Item of William Machon 12d.
Item of [John] Alsop 20d.
Item of Robert Cadman 20d.
Item of Robert Ettell 20d.
Item of Thomas Michell 20d.
Item of John Freman 20d.
Item of William Frebrige 20d.
Item of William Wiles 8d.
Item of Lewis Gryffyn 8d.
Item of Thomas Rawlyn 8d.
Item of Robert Chenwyth 4d.
Item of Henry Vulvyn' 4d.
Item of John Ross 12d.
Item of John Wekys 12d.
Item of Richard Brysbe 8d.
Item of Richard Stafford 6d.
Item of John Mason 4d.
Item of William Jones 2d.
Item of Roger Ussher 4d.
Item of Christopher Pursell 2d.
Item of Richard Beaumont 6d.
Item of Thomas Arnold 2d.
Item of John Bedill 3d.
Item of John Wright 2d.
[f. 45v.] Item of John Thorp 2d.
Item of Nicholas Shernell 2d.
Item of Nicholas Horner 2d.
Item of John Aleyn 2d.
Sum 25s. 11d.
Sum of all the receipts £3 12s. 6d.

44. The parcels laid out for Thomas Hill in the Commissary Court (fn. 16)
First for entering the plaint 2d.
Item paid to the summoner 4d.
Item paid to Master Rede (fn. 17) to be attorney 3s. 4d.
Item paid to Master Rede's clerk, for making a bill 2d.
Item paid to the summoner for summoning St Benet's parish 8d.
Item paid for a quart of wine for the Commissary 2d.
Item paid for Master Rede 8 July 3s. 4d.
Item paid to the scribe 12 July 12d.
Item paid to the scrivener the same day 12d.
Item paid to the summoner for calling Thomas Hill at the same time 4d.
[f. 46] Item paid into the hands of Ralph Underwood for performing the plea 4d.
Item for fetching of the articles of the plea 4d.
Item paid to the Commissary on 15 July for the following of 3 cominecat[es] 20s.
Item paid to the scribe for writing them at the same time 2s. 4d.
Item paid for serving the 3 cominecat[es] 2s.
Item paid to Master Rede's man on 19 July for taking the names of the records the day Thomas Hill was pardoned 12d.
Item paid to the scribe on the same day for taking the names of the same records 6d.
Item paid for the costs of fellowship on that day 6d.
Item paid for going to Lambeth 4d.
Sum 19s. 6d.

45. The payments of the wardens of the Wiresellers
First paid to Thomas Joyner, for amending a bill from the search 8d.
Item paid to Prudefoot for fetching in of the same into the [London] Letter Book L 16d.
[f. 46v.] Item paid to Thomas Joyner for entering the same in the book of Master Town Clerk 16d.
Item paid to Giles for entering into our ordinary 4d.
Item for parchment 1d.
Item paid the mayor's sergeant, 31 May, for a search 18d.
Item paid the mayor's sergeant for half a day's search 8d.
Item paid to the beadle, Robert Skydmore, on 21 June for his wages 2s.
Item paid for half a quarter of cloth for the livery 6d.
Item paid for 500 sprig nails 3d.
Item paid for half a quartron (fn. 18) of roof nails 2d.
Item for a hundred of sap laths 4d.
Item for a load and a half of loam 6d.
Item for half a load of sand 3d.
Item for a dauber and his man for 5 days 5s. 5d.
Item for a dozen of red lead 20d.
Item paid for nails 1½d.
Item for coal 1½d.
Item for faggots 1d.
Item paid for 9 sacks of lime 16d.
Item for carrying 3 loads of rubbish 6d.
Item paid for 2 loads of rushes 3d.
Item paid a dauber for half a day 4d.
Item paid for writing this account 8d.
Item paid for washing cloths 2d.
[f. 47] Item for coal ½d.
Item for scouring the candlesticks 3d.
Item paid to Whitefriars for a trental of masses 2s. 6d.
Item paid to the sexton 2d.
Item paid for the mayor's sergeant for Roger Ussher 8d.
Item paid for a hundred of sap laths 4d. [crossed out]
Item paid for 2 quarters of oak 3d.
Item paid for 3 legs for the grate 1½d.
Item paid for workmanship of all this 4d.
Item paid to Robert Skydmore 25 August for the past Midsummer quarter 20d.
Item paid to Robert Skydmore on the same day for faggots and water at our court 4d.
Item paid on the same day to Robert Skydmore for scouring the vessels 10d.
Item paid to the same Robert for a quarter of coals 4d.
Item paid for water 3d.
Item paid for a quarter of oak to go over the hall 3d.
Item paid to Thomas Boyle as appears by his bill 10s. 10d.
Item paid in rent for the hall for the Midsummer quarter 5s.
Sum 44s. 6d.
Sum of all the payments £3 4s. 11d.

46. [f. 47v.] Memorandum that Robert Ettell, Ralph Underwood and Robert Cadman, wardens of the wiresellers, on 24 August 13 Henry VII [1497], paid to Mynton, sergeant of the mayor, as appears by their account for a search 12d.
Item [taken] at the same search of Robert Cloney 18,500 pins
Item taken from Richard Stafford at the same search 1000 pins
Item taken from Roger Ussher at the same search 2000 pins
Item taken of Lewis Gryffyn at the same search 1000 pins
Item taken of Wayt's wife at the same search 2000 pins
Item taken of Halthrop at the same search 2850 pins
Item taken of John Lokle, foreign, at the same search 1000 pins
Item paid to Mynton, the sergeant, for a search made within the city 14 Henry VII [1498–1499] 12d.

Footnotes

  • 1. Thomas Payne, carpenter, originally leased the tenement used as Pinners' Hall from the Taylors' company and then sublet it to the Pinners.
  • 2. Mill-picker: one who fashions the grinding surfaces of millstones.
  • 3. i.e a bill about travelling to fairs. See Barron, London in the Later Middle Ages, pp. 81–2, and Anne F. Sutton, 'The shop-floor of the London Mercery Trade, c. 1200-c. 1500', Nottingham Medieval Studies, 45 (2001) pp. 12–50, esp. p. 37.
  • 4. Pigment, see 23 above.
  • 5. See above, 15, n. 75.
  • 6. Probably Richard Dyngley, warden of the Merchant Taylors 1492–3, see Matthew Davies ed., The Merchant Taylors' Company of London: Court Minutes 1486–1493 (Stamford, 2000), p. 289.
  • 7. Richard Smith was elected one of the four wardens of the Taylors' Company in June 1493. He was given special responsibility for collecting the income from the company's lands and tenements. He became Master of the company in 1502: see Davies, The Merchant Taylors' Company of London, pp. 253–255, 301.
  • 8. Henry Somer, haberdasher, sheriff 1495–6.
  • 9. Probably William Browne, mercer, sheriff 1492–3, mayor 1507–8.
  • 10. Requisitione scire: a written enquiry into the circumstances of a case.
  • 11. Probably [Sir] John More, at this time a lawyer in Lincoln's Inn, and the father of Thomas More.
  • 12. Scire facias: a judicial writ which requires the persons against whom it is brought to repeal a record: in this case, the existing ordinances of the two companies as the preliminary to the creation of a new one by amalgamation of the pinners and the wiredrawers to form the wiresellers.
  • 13. Nicholas Packenham, common/town clerk 1490–1510.
  • 14. William Milbourne, painter, chamberlain 1492–1506.
  • 15. LBL, pp. 319–321, 65, 66.
  • 16. For this court see Robert Wunderli, London Church Courts and Society on the Eve of the Reformation (Medieval Academy of America, 1981), pp. 10–15.
  • 17. Bartholomew Rede, goldsmith, sheriff 1497–8.
  • 18. A measure used for commodities other than liquids.