Communar's Accounts: 1537-8

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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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Accounts of John Gy, the Communar, from Michaelmas, 1537, to Michaelmas, 1538.


From a vacant chantry at the altar of St. Stephen 15s. 0d.
For induction of vicar of Combe St. Nicholas 6s. 8d.
Fees of the seal: For confirmation of charters by the dean and chapter 14l. 0s. 0d.


Paid for petty commons of the canons and bishop 136l. 4s. 10d.
for processions 5l. 13s. 0d.
Repair of vestments and other jewels in Bekyngton's treasury 5s. 5d.
in Gunthorpe's treasury 4s. 5d.
Fee to the noble man Thomas Crumwell 4l. 0s. 0d.
Consumption of 23lbs. of wax 12s. d.
Other expenses necessary and outside 10l. 18s. d.
Repaid to the fabric chest, in part payment of 35l. 16s.d. for lands of Bykenalre and Penyfford [sic] bought 16s. d.
leaving still due 4l.
in part payment of 13l. 1s. 4d. taken for Luttrell suit 1l. 0s. 0d.
leaving due 8l. 0s. 4d.
in part payment of 8l. 7s. 2d. taken from store for repairs of barns at Pucklechurch and Westurley 1l. 0s. 0d.
leaving due 6l. 0s. 6d.
Fourth perpetual tenth to king, besides 35l. 16s. 5d. paid for the 30th year of Henry VIII from the canons' cotidians, processions and masses, from fabric fund and Biddesham, from the choristers' house, and from the vicars-choral, from the vicars in the Lady Chapel and in St. Martin's Chapel, and from the annuellars celebrating for the souls of Byknell and others 38l. 3s. 11d.
Bydesham. TO the poor at the obit of King Ine 13s. 4d.
to the collector of king's tenth granted in his parliament 4l. 0s. 0d.
Barlych. Received of the king for the dissolved priory of Barlych 23l. 16s. 8d.
Bruton. Of the abbat, formerly the prior, of Bruton and the convent there, yearly 4l. 13s. 4d.