Accounts: December 1571 - December 1573

St Martin-in-The-Fields: the Accounts of the Churchwardens, 1525-1603. Originally published by [s.n.], [s.l.], 1901.

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. "Accounts: December 1571 - December 1573", in St Martin-in-The-Fields: the Accounts of the Churchwardens, 1525-1603, ([s.l.], 1901) 265-274. British History Online, accessed May 18, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/churchwardens-st-martin-fields/1525-1603/pp265-274.

. "Accounts: December 1571 - December 1573", St Martin-in-The-Fields: the Accounts of the Churchwardens, 1525-1603, ([s.l.], 1901). 265-274. British History Online. Web. 18 May 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/churchwardens-st-martin-fields/1525-1603/pp265-274.

December 1571 - December 1573

This is th'accompte

of vs ffrauu'rys hawkes and Dauid Powell Church mardens of the Parishe of saint martins in the fielde by Charynge Crosse in the county of Midd' chosen and appointed for the space of two wholl yeres Endinge at the natyvytye of our lorde God A thowsande fyde hundreth Seaventye and three And in the Sixtenth yere of the raign of our soueraign' lady Elyzabeth by the grace of God Quene of Englande ffrannce and Irelande defendor of the fayth &c' As well for the receipte, as also the Paymentes and all other ordinarye chardges Specified and conteyned in this our Accompte as hereafter ffollowethe &ce'.

In primis Receyved of Rob'te Beste and Androwe Westone last Churchwardens in the p'nce of the hedboroughes (fn. 1) and mrs of ye p'ishe at our firste entrannce into our office the [blank] of [blank] 1572 in the xiiijth yere of the raign of or sou'aign layde Elizabethe by the grace of god &c' an Emptie boxe wthout Monye nichill.

The receipte of all somes of monye receyved by vs in this our firste yere for all burialles knylles and suche like as hereafter ffollowethe &c'.

Januarye. In primis in the monethe of Januarye nic'
ffebruarye. Item the vijth daie of ffebruarye was buried John Johnsonne ijd
Item the xjth of ffebruarye was buried Collett Johnsonne ijs iiijd
It'm the xxiijth of ffebruarye was buried Patterycke an Irysheman ijd
It'm the xxiiijth daye of ffebruarye was buried Raphe Wharton one of the quenes maties yomen of her garde ixs
It'm the xxviijth daie were .b. Elizabeth pryce and John Woodden nic'
It'm the laste of ffebruarye was buried Elizabethe Tedder nic'
Marche. It'm the iiijth daie of Marche was buried Rob'te haukyn (fn. 2) nic'
It'm the xth daie of Marche was buried katheryn Mathewe nic'
It'm the xvth daie of Marche was buried John Whitter nic'
It'm the xxth daie of Marche was .b. John Bartlett nic'
Receyved for burialles in our ladye daie quarter xjs viijd
Aprill. Item the iijde daye of Aprill was buried Davie Irelande xvjd
Item the vth daie of Aprill was buried Thamysyn bingh'm ijs iiijd
Maye. Item the vth of Maye was buried Thomas m'she (fn. 3) a yoman of ye garde ixs
It'm the vijth of Maie was bur'ed Mother Collen ijs iiijd
It'm the xixth of Maie was buried Mrs Anne blounte (fn. 4) ijs iiijd
It'm the xxiiijth of Maie was .b. lewes ffloude (fn. 5) grome of the Scullerye ijd
It'm the xxviijth daie of Maye was .b. John Johnson nic'
It'm the last of Maie was .b. Thomas Bradley xvjd
June. It'm the xth daie of June was .b. Elizabeth Robinsonne nic'
It'm the xiiijth of June was .b. Rob'te Beste viccar (fn. 6) ijs
It'm the xxijth of June was .b. Mother Wilcoxe ijs iiijd
It'm the xxvth of June was .b. a pore woman from ye spitell (fn. 7) nic'
Received for burialls in Midsomer qrter—xxiijs ijd
Julie. It'm the iiijth daie of Julie was slaine in ye strete one Ric' ore (fn. 8) & .b. xxd
It'm the xiiijth of Julie was .b. a pore woman from the spittell (fn. 7) nic'
It'm the xvjth of Julie was buried xp'iane Moore ijd
It'm the xviijth of Julie was .b. Constaunce ffosterde ijd
It'm the xxth of Julie was .b. Roger houghe ijd
It'm the xxijth daie of Julie was .b. Widoe Tompson ijs iiijd
It'm the xxiijth daye of Julie was .b. Will'm Wilkes ijd
Item the xxiiijth daie was .b. William hathewaie and John Clarke nic'
It'm the xxvijth daie of Julie was .b. Suzan Robinson ijd
Auguste. It'm the xxiiijth daie of Auguste was .b. ffrannc's Pomerton nic'
September. It'm the iijde of September was .b. katheryn ffranncis nic'
It'm the vijth of September was .b. Thomas blonckett ijd
It'm the xvjth of September was .b. george luder ijd
It'm the xixth of September was .b. [blank] bromley ijd
It'm the xxijth daie of September was .b. John Phillips nic'
Receyved for burialles in Mighelmas qrter—vs iiijd
October. It'm the viijth daie of October was .b. John Plome ixs
It'm the xvth daie of October was .b. Roger bosseley nic'
It'm the xviijth daie of October was .b. Agnes a plomeley (fn. 9) ijd
November. It'm the ijde daie of November was .b. Thomas a ducheman ijd
It'm the vth daie of November was .b. Ellyce Morryce nic'
It'm the ixth daie of November was .b. Thamysyn Murres ijd
It'm the xiijth daye of November was buried Joane Nicolles nic'
It'm the xxjth daie of November was .b. William coke ijs iiijd
It'm the xxiijth daye of November was .b. John Mathewe ixs
It'm ye same daye was .b. Tyans Man ijd
It'm the same daie was buried William bell nic'
It'm the xxiiijth daye of November was .b. katheryn harman nic'
December. It'm the first daie of December was .b. Peter Sonnett ijd
It'm the ijde of December was .b. Rob'te Shenocke nic'
It'm the iiijth daye of december was .b. george caskell xvjd
It'm the vij daye was .b. Marye Poole nic'
It'm the xvth daie of December was .b. Alyce harman xijd
It'm the xviijth daye of December was .b. Magnus Tyan nic'
Receyved for burialles in Cristmas quarter—xxiijs vjd

Receiptes of our firste yere.

In primis gathered and receyved for the Clarke & saxtons wages & for the pewes in the churche for or lady day qrter endinge the xxvth of Marche xlviijs vjd
It'm gathered and receyved for the clarke & sextons wages & for ye pewes for Midsomer qrter endinge the xxiiijth daye of June xlviijs vjd
It'm gathered and receyved for clarke and saxtons wages & for pewes for Mighelmas qrter endinge the xxixth daye of September xlviijs vjd
Item gathered & receyved for clarke & saxtons wages & for pewes for xp'omas qrter endinge the xxiiijth daye of December xlviijs vjd
It'm receyved and gathered the . . . . . day of . . . . . (fn. 10) Anno 1572 for the half of the token monye at Easter xxxixs xd
It'm receyved of mr Doctor huicke for the rente of his chamber for one yere endinge at the birthe of or lorde god 1572 vjs viijd
Sum'a Tols of the whole receipte of this our firste yere amountethe to the some of xvli iiijs ijd
Wherof disbursed and laied out for the vse of the churche in Anno 1572 as hereafter followethe &c'
In prímís paied to the clarke and sexton for their qrters wages due at thann'ciacon of or ladye beinge the xxvth daie of marche 1572 xxxs
It'm pd to bellowes wief for wasshinge the churche clothes xviijd
It' pd the xjth daye of ffebruarye for mendinge the fore bell whele xxd
It' pd for a key the xijth of ffebruarye for the vtter (fn. 11) churche dore vjd
It'm pd for mendinge ij surplices the last daie of ffebruarye xijd
It' pd for a quier of paper the first of marche iiijd
It'm pd for a loade of lyme the iiijth daye of Aprill xiiijd
It'm pd for Pavinge of the churche for easter xvjd
It'm pd for bromes for Easter ijd
It'm pd for ij purses to put in com'nion monye and tokens iiijd
It'm pd for mendinge the churche boxe the xxixth of Aprill xd
It'm pd the xiiijth daie of June when we went by water to the busshoppe of london to chuse Welles to be or viccar (fn. 12) iiijd
It'm pd for mendinge the locke and key of ye great churche dore beinge the xvjth daye of June xijd
It'm pd the xxiijth daie of June when we went to St clementes to take or othe wth the sidemen for or dynner and Articles xijs iiijd
It'm pd the Sexton the xth daye of June at the quenes mats removinge from White hall to grenewyche viijd
It'm pd to the saxton for ringinge the xvjth daye of June at the quenes removinge from Grenwch to St James viijd
It'm pd the saxton for ringinge the xxth of June at her graces removinge from St James to White hall viijd
It'm pd for pavinge a grave in the northe Ile the xvijth of June viijd
It'm pd for bromes for Midsomer quarter ijd
It'm pd the clarke and saxton for their wages on Midson' eve xxxs
It'm pd the same daye to bellowes wief for wasshinge of the churche clothes xviijd
The chardges laied out for or ladye Daye quarter and Midsomer qrter in or first yere iiijli vjs xd
It'm pd to the clarke and saxton for their wages xxxs
It'm pd bellowes Wief for wasshinge churche clothes xviijd
It'm pd mr Penithorn ye iijde of Julie for bordes to mende pewes ijs ixd
It'm pd the viijth of Julie for mendinge a glasse windoe of ye west ende viijd
It'm pd bellowes the 2 of Julie for mendinge men and weomens pewes (fn. 13) ijs
It'm pd bellowes ye same daie for mendinge a longe forme & ye bere vjd
It'm pd at the quenes remove the xvth of Julie from White hall to Enfilde viijd
It'm pd for a bawderycke for the great bell the xxth of Julie xxd
It'm pd for a locke for the ladders in the churche the vjth of Auguste viijd
It'm pd baggerley for Irons to hange on the churche ladders and other thinges the xijth of September xxijd
It'm pd water cutler for makinge cleane the armor the xvth of Septemb' xs iijd
It'm pd the xvjth of September for a quier of paper iiijd
The chardges laied out for Mighelmas qrter in our firste yere lijs xd
It'm pd the clarke and saxton for their wages xxxs
It'm pd bellowes wief for wasshinge churche clothes xviijd
It'm pd or curate the xvth of october for a seruice booke iijs vjd
It'm pd the xxiiijth daie of October when we went to St clementes wt ye side men for our dynner and tharchedeacons clarke viijs iiijd
It'm pd the firste daie of November for ij littell prayer bookes wch were sente by the busshoppe of Caunterburye (fn. 14) viijd
It'm pd the xvijth daie of November for ij belle roppes iijs
It'm pd the same daye for ringinge at the quenes maties chaunginge of her raign iiijs
It'm pd quarrell the xxvth of November for mendinge glase windoes xviijd
It'm pd ye viijth daie of december for dimid (fn. 15) hundred pavinge tiles & cariage ijs ijd
It'm pd the same daie for a lode of lyme & a lode of Saunde xxijd
It'm pd ye same daie for pavinge a grave in the southe Ile viijd
It'm pd for pavinge in the Middell Ile ye xixth of december viijd
It'm pd for hollie and Ivey and bayes at xp'omas xvjd
It'm pd for bromes for a half yere iiijd
It'm pd for greise for the belles for the hole yere iijd
It'm pd for a baskett for the churche iijd
It'm pd for a pounde of candelles iijd
It'm pd bellowes for one dayes worke for removinge the deske & mendinge certen pewes the xviijth of december xviijd
The chardges laied out in cristmas q'ter in our firste yere iijli js ixd
Some of the whole receipte of this our firste yere 1572 xvli iiijs ijd
Some of the whole Expences laied out in our firste yere xli xvijd
And so remaynethe of the receipte aboue ye expences of our firste yere vli ijs ixd

The recites of this or seconde yere as hereafter followethe, for burialles knelles and suche like.

December. In primis the xxixth daie of december was buried Will'm Nicolsone ijd
Januarye. It'm the xth daie of Januarye was .b. William Moore nic'
It'm the xixth of Januarye was .b. John burges nic'
It'm the xxth daye was .b. Thomas Rowbridge nic'
It'm the xxvijth of Januarye was .b. dewdatus Passheley ijd
It'm the same daye was .b. Peter ffyssher nic'
ffebruarye. It'm the ijde of ffebruarye was .b. Margarett Jackson ijd
It'm the iijde daye was .b. Elizabethe Nightingale nic'
It'm the xiiijth of ffebruarye was buried Bartholmewe Roccabecke ixs
It'm the xvjth of ffebruarye was .b. Arthure Thymbelbie xvjd
It'm the xxth of ffebruarye was .b. Ryc' Dye ijd
It'm the xxvijth of ffebruarye was .b. Judythe Pynner ijs iiijd
Marche. It'm the vjth of Marche was .b. Elizabethe Powell nic'
It'm the same daye was .b. John baylie ijd
It'm the xjth of Marche was .b. Agnes Jerinngh'm ixs
Receyved for burialles in our ladye daye quarter in our seconde yere. xxijs vjd
Aprill. It'm the xiijth daie of Aprill was .b. Margarett Densonne ijs iiijd
It'm the xxijth of Aprill was .b. Agnes Waterman ijd
Maye. It'm the xixth of Maye was .b. grace greygoose ijd
It'm the same daye was .b. Dorothee Will'ms nic'
It'm the xxjth daye was .b. Isabell Will'ms nic'
It'm the xxvijth daye of Maye was .b. Olyver bennyon ijd
June. It'm the vth of June was .b. Rycharde ffenteman nic'
It'm the vjth of June was .b. Daniell Weston nic'
It'm the viijth of June was .b. John Nevill nic'
It'm the xiiijth of June was .b. henrye Williams xvjd
It'm the xvth of June was .b. John Redshawe ijd
It'm the xxvijth of June was .b. Elizabethe Adams nic'
It'm the same daye was .b. Ryc' Stranger nic'
It'm the same daie was .b. William Draper ijd
Receyved for burialles in Midsomer qrter in our second yere iiijs vjd
Julie. It'm the ijde of Julie was buried one grove nic'
It'm the xvijth of Julie was .b. James ffraraye (fn. 16) xvjd
It'm the xxiijth of Julie was .b. Agnes Emerton ijd
Auguste. It'm in the Monethe of Auguste nic'
September. It'm the vijth of September was buried Allice golders nic'
It'm the xth of September was .b. John Davis ijd
It'm the xvth of September was .b. Joane Deane ijd
It'm the xvjth of September was .b. katheryn Derbie ijd
It'm the xvijth of September was .b. Rob'te beste viijs
It'm the xxvth daie was .b. Joane from hathawaies glover ijd
Receyved for burialles in Mighelmas qrter in our seconde yere xs ijd
October. It'm the ijde daie of October was .b. Annys hurlebutte ijd
It'm the vijth daie Was .b. Elizabethe Chibnall nic'
It'm the xjth daye was .b. John Alcocke ijd
It'm the xxth daie was .b. Leonarde Williams nic'
It'm the xxiijth daie of October was .b. Andro lynsey (fn. 17) ijd
November. It'm the iiijth daie of November was .b. harman Pluckett xvjd
It'm the vth daie was buried Leon'de Tarvar nic'
It'm the xiiijth daie was .b. Edithe ffoxe & henry ffoxe nic'
It'm the xviijth daie was .b. Joane Wyer vijs viijd
It'm the xxth daie were .b. Ric' Will'ms and Edward Wyer nic'
It'm the xxvth daie was .b. Margarett Rowse ijd
It'm the iijde of December was .b. Thomas hastinges ijd
It'm the vth daie was .b. Margarett Wharton nic'
It'm the viijth daie was .b. Garratt sute ijs iiijd
It'm the xijth of december was .b. John Arnolde ixs
It'm the xviijth daie was bur' Ryc' Morgan ijd
It' the xxiiijth were .b. Margarett analmeswoma' & Edward North nic'
Receyved for burialles in cristmas qrter of our seconde yere xxjs iiijd

Receites of this or seconde yere

In Primis receyved and gathered for the clarke and sextons Wages and for pewes in the churche for or ladye daie quarter xlixs
Item receyved & gathered for the clarke and saxtons wages and for pewes in the churche for Midsomer quarter xlixs
It'm received and gathered for the clarke and sextons wages and for pewes in the churche for Mighelmas quarter xlixs
It'm receyved and gathered for the clarke and sextons wages and for pewes in the churche for xp'omas quarter xlixs
It'm receyved of Mr Doctor huicke for the rent of his chamber for one yere endinge at the birthe of or lorde god 1573 vjs viijd
It'm receyved the [blank] daie of [blank] Anno 1573 for the half of the token Moneye at Easter in or seconde yere xls ijd
It'm receyved the viijth daie of ffebruarye of mr Jennyns of the bore hede in p'te of payment because or churche was indyted forr layenge the dounge in the quenes highe wayes (fn. 18) iijs iiijd
It'm receyved the vjth of marche of mr Taylor bruer for layenge his donge in the quenes high wayes vs
It'm receyved of James harman the viijth daie of december for a standerd staff viijd
Sum'a of the whole receyte of the seconde yere 1573 xvli xs iiijd
Wherof disbursede and laied out in this our seconde yere as hereaftr fowllethe.
In primis paied to the clarke and sexton for their wages for our lady daie qrter endinge the xxvth daye of marche 1573 xxxs
It'm pd bellowes wief for wasshinge churche clothes xviijd
It'm pd in the crowne office the xxijth daie of Januarye for that or p'ishe was indyted for some of westm' wch had laied their donnge in ye quenes waies xiiijs vijd
It'm pd the viijth daie of ffebruarye for a baldrycke ijs
It'm pd the xijth of ffebruarye for a quier of paper iiijd
It'm pd for ringinge the xxvijth of ffebruarye at the quenes mat's remove from hampton courte to Somersett house viijd
It'm pd for ringinge the last of ffebruarye at the quenes mat's remove from Som'sett house to Grenewyche viijd
It'm paied the xxth of Marche for makinge a newe boke for gathering the clarke and sextons wages for or seconde yere xijd
It'm pd the xxth daye of Marche for pavinge of a grave in the North Ile viijd
It'm pd the xxjth of Marche for a loade of lyme xiiijd
It'm pd the xxijth of Marche for bromes for the churche ijd
It'm pd the xxijth of Marche for mendinge the fore bell whele & Joyces (fn. 19) xd
It'm pd the same daye for mendinge of the great bell viijd
It'm pd the xxiiijth daye of Marche to bellowes for mendinge certen pewes and for ij trenchardes (fn. 20) for the com'nion table xijd
The chardges laied out in our ladye daye quarter in our seconde yere lvs iijd
It'm pd to the clarke and sextons was [sic] for Midsomer qrter xxxs
It'm pd bellowes wief for wasshinge churche clothes xviijd
It'm paied for bromes for Midsomer qrter ijd
It'm pd the xijth daie of Aprill to mr Downes for that or p'yshe was inditted for the water course that runnethe in the swanne lane (fn. 21) vjd
It'm pd the xxth daye of Maye for Scouringe and mendinge v callyvers (fn. 22) and for some Newe cockes iijs iiijd
It'm pd the xxiiijth of Maye for a rope for the saunce bell xd
It'm pd the second daie of June when we went to St clementes to p'nte (fn. 23) newe Articles viijd
It'm pd the xxth daie of June for ij pounde of gonnepowder for the Musters in Tothill (fn. 24) ijs viijd
It'm pd for men that carried or armor at the Mustringe Daye (fn. 25) iiijs ijd
The chardges laied out in midsom' q'ter in our seconde yere xliijs xd
It'm pd to the clarke and sexton for their wages xxxs
It'm pd bellowes wief for wasshinge churche clothes xviijd
It'm pd for bromes for the churche ijd
It'm pd the xxth daye of August for ij sackes of lyme iiijd
It'm pd the xxviijth daye of September for pavinge of a grave in the Middell Ile viijd
It'm pd the same daye for greyse for the belles iijd
It'm pd the same daye for mendinge the velvett herse clothe ijd
It'm pd the same daye for a hinge for mrs hawkes Pewe vjd
The chardges laied out for Mighelmas qrter in or ijde yere xxxiijs vijd
It'm to the Clarke and saxton for their wages xxxs
It'm pd to bellowes wief for wasshinge churche clothes xviijd
It'm pd for bromes ijd
It'm pd the xvth daye of october water cutler for makinge cleane the churche Armor xs
It'm pd the xvjth of October when we went to St clementes wth the side men for puttinge in of or Articles and for a breakfaste and for the Archedeacons clarke iijs xd
It'm pd the xxvth daye of October to a yonge man for killinge and takinge vj hedgehogges (fn. 26) ijs
It'm pd to mr downes the xxvjth of october for a coppy of an Indytement out of the crowne office (fn. 27) xijd
It'm pd the ixth of November when we went wth the side men to Shordyce (fn. 28) for the p'ntement of the graunt queste of Middelsex vijd
It'm pd the xiiijth of November for a bell rope xxjd
It'm pd the xvth of November for mendinge ij lockes and a newe keye in the churche yarde xijd
It'm pd the xviijth of November the bedell for goinge for the p'ysheners when we satt in the churche vjd
It'm pd the xviijth of November for ringers when the quenes Matie chaunged her raign into xvjtene yeres iiijs
It'm pd the xth of December for pavinge of two graves in the Northe Ile xvjd
It'm pd the xijth of December for iiijor sackes of lyme viijd
It'm pd the same daye for a baskett for the churche iijd
It'm pd the xiiijth of december for oyle for the clocke ijd
It'm pd the xv daye of December for a pounde of candells iijd
It'm pd the xixth of december for ringinge at the quenes Mates removinge from som'sett house to whyt hall viijd
It'm pd the xxth daie for hollie Ivey and bayes for ye churche xvjd
It'm pd the same daye to bellowes for mendinge of the churche formes and ij womens Pewes xiiijd
It'm pd the xxijth of december to quarrell for glasinge of the churche windowes and for newe glasse Cxxij footes at vj the foote amountethe to the some of iijli xijd
It'm pd the same daye vnto quarrell for settinge of olde glasse into newe leade fo[r] v Score vj footes at ijd ob' the foote comethe to xxijs jd
It'm pd more the xxijth of december for xxiij quarrelles to stoppe the glasse windowes in the churche xxiijd
It'm laied out for parchement and ingrosinge our booke of accompte and for makinge vp of the gatheringe bookes xiijs iiijd
The chardges laied out in xp'omas qrter in our seconde yere viijli xvjd
The some of the whole receipte of this or seconde yere xvli xs iiijd
The some of the charges laied out in this our seconde yere xiiijli xiiijs
And so remaynethe of the receipte aboue the Expences of our seconde yere xvjs iiijd
Sum'a totalis of the whole receipte for bothe our yeares xxxli xiiijs vjd
Sum'a of the whole charges layed out in bothe our yeares xxiiijli xvs vd
And So remayneth in our handes of the receiptes aboue the Expences for bothe the yeres—vli xixs jd Wch we are redye to deliuer at the gevinge vp of our accompte vli xixs jd

Item mr Hatton Mr Mackwilliams and the rest of the gentlemen of the p'yshe of St martins in the fieldes made one Clocke in the p'yshe churche of St m'tins abouesaide and gaue hit vnto ye said p'ishe in Anno d'ne n're nu'c Elizabethe Regine. Decimo quinto (fn. 29)

[Signed]
Thomas Langhern (fn. 30) Vicariu'
George bredyman
Ro Pennithorne (fn. 31)
Thom's ffowler
James harman
John Colbrand
John hill
Wyllym downes
harrold byngam
[marks]

Footnotes

  • 1. In the presence of the headboroughs. A headborough was the chief of Frank-pledge, and was responsible for the good behaviour of those in his pledge. The office ceased to be of practical importance when constables were appointed.
  • 2. Hawkyns (R.)
  • 3. Marshe (R.)
  • 4. "Filia Do'ni Jacobi militis aurati Domini Mou'tioye" (R.)
  • 5. Lloyd (R.)
  • 6. vide note 2, p. 219; and note 4, p. 178.
  • 7. At Knightsbridge.
  • 8. Oxe (R.)
  • 9. Aploomeley (R.)
  • 10. Blank in the MS.
  • 11. Outer.
  • 12. The very day on which Robert Best was buried. There is no reason to suppose that the churchwardens or "Masters" of the parish exercised any choice, although the Bishop may have asked for their opinion. Wells was Domestic Chaplain to Elizabeth.
  • 13. cf. n. 2, p. 223.
  • 14. In Oct. 1572, there was issued "A Fourme of common Prayer to be used . . . by aucthoritie of the Queenes Maiestie, and necessarie for the present tyme and state." This was occasioned by the massacre of Protestants in Paris on St. Bartholomew's day.
  • 15. i.e. half.
  • 16. Fayrye (R.)
  • 17. Lynfies (R.)
  • 18. i.e. Jennyns and Taylor had put the refuse from their stables on the highway; hence the parish was indicted and recovers the fine from the offenders (vide next item).
  • 19. Joists.
  • 20. Wooden platters.
  • 21. Probably near the Swan Close which was on the west side of St. Martin's Lane.
  • 22. Blunderbuss type of weapon.
  • 23. Present.
  • 24. The name survives in Westminster.
  • 25. In 1573, Elizabeth was roused to temporary military activity by the Massacre of Protestants in Paris (p. 269), and a fear of some Roman Catholic combination against herself. In May, 1573, an English force took Edinburgh Castle.
  • 26. According to the Act 8 Eliz. c. 15 "for preservation of Grayne." The fact that this is the only reference to the Act in these accounts is evidence of the decline of agriculture in the parish.
  • 27. cf. note 5, p. 422. An office under the King's Bench (Jacob's Law Dictionary).
  • 28. Shoreditch.
  • 29. In the 15th year of our present sovereign Lady queen Elizabeth (Anno domine nostre nunc).
  • 30. Appointed (Ap. 1574) in succession to William Wells who resigned.
  • 31. I do not hesitate to print "Pennithorne" although the writing is more like "Pennishoye."