Escheator's Accounts: 1490-1

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Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Dean and Chapter of Wells: Volume 2. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1914.

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1490–1491. Accounts of John Baldwyn, the Escheator, from Michaelmas, 1490, to Michaelmas, 1491.


Oblation of the Rev. Father and Lord in Christ, archbishop John Moreton 3s. 4d.
Oblation of the most Christian and most illustrious prince King Henry VII, on three occasions 1l. 0s. 0d.
Oblation on the day of the burial of bishop Styllington 4s. d.
A Pontifical ring, the said bishop's mortuary 2l. 0s. 0d.
Obits: Christmas term.—Thomas Hoope, third year 1l. 6s. 8d
Lady Day term.—Edward IV, late King of England, from houses near the High Cross, wherein dwell John Wynt and John Watkyn 1l. 13s. 4d.
Hugh Sugar, this first year 1l. 6s. 8d.
John Barnard, this first year 1l. 0s. 0d.
John Ryche, from a close held by Mr. William Chocke 1l. 0s. 0d.
Vacant prebends: Combe XIII, by the death of Mr. John Pryston 5l. 6s. 8d.
Milverton I, by the death of Mr. Richard Lamporte 20l. 0s. 0d.
Defects of rent: For the schoolhouse in Mortre lane, vacant the whole year 6s. 8d.


Paid to 38 persons from Combe XIII 3l. 11s. d.
deceased's portion 1l. 15s. d.
To 38 persons from Milverton I 13l. 0s. 0d.
deceased's portion 6l. 13s. 4d.
escheator's expenses 6s. 8d.
Obits: Lady Day term.—Exequies of Edward IV, to 39 persons at dirige with altarist and chorister 10s. 3d.
at mass 10s. 3d.
exequies of Hugh Sugar, this first year, to 39 persons at dirige with altarist and chorister 13s. 8d.
at mass 10s. 3d.
exequies of John Ryche, to 42 persons, with altarist and chorister, at dirige. 11s. 0d.
at mass 7s. 4d.
exequies of John Barnard, to 39 persons, with altarist and chorister, at dirige 10s. 3d.
at mass 6s. 10d.
Midsummer term.—Exequies of Mr. Richard Worthington, to 45 persons, with altarist and chorister 15s. 8d.
at mass 15s. 8d.
Necessary expenses: the sacrist for the bell at the exequies of King Edward IV 4d.
and of Mr. R. Worthington and for wax 1s. 4d.