Escheator's Accounts: 1400-1403

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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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1400–1401.: Accounts of John Axmynster, the Escheator, from Michaelmas, 1400, to Michaelmas, 1401.


From the palfrey and saddle of John Manston 2l. 4s. 0d.
From the palfrey and saddle of John Cholneseye 2l. 0s. 0d.
From Haselbere prebend, vacant by the death of John Manston 12l. 0s. 0d.
From Compton Bishop's prebend, vacant by the death of John Cholneseye 30l. 0s. 0d.


Distributed to 41 persons from J. Manston's palfrey and saddle 2l. 1s. 0d.
And to 44 persons from J. Cholneseye's palfrey and saddle 2l. 0s. 4d.
And to 55 persons from the vacancy of Eston in Gordano 8l. 14s. 2d.
Portion of deceased John Maunder 4l. 8s. 10½d.
To 56 persons from the prebend of Combe IV, vacant by the death of Adam Holme 3l. 10s. 0d.
Portion of deceased 1l. 15s. d.
To the prebend of Haselbar, with horse hire 15s. 10d.
To the prebend of Eston in Gordano 2s. 0d.
Repairs of houses in Tor lane 1l. 7s. 0d.
1 yard of russet to cover the table in the escheator's office 6d.
The King's writs about the houses of John Webbe and John Fugaler 6s. 8d.
Visitation of houses by 2 canons and 4 vicars, for wine d.
Sequestration of the prebends of Haselbar and Compton Episcopi 6d.
Making a new kalendar of obits 1s. 10d.
Paid to the communar by Roger Mell, in part payment of a bill for vacancies of prebends, by order of the auditors 2l. 6s. 8d.
Mr. Richard Clyfford, as agreed with chapter, from prebend of Wiveliscomb 29l. 15s. 0d.
The executor of Mr. Thomas Spert, for his portion of the same 6l. 1s. 0d.
The communar, for confirmatory `bulla' and other expenses about the prebend of Winescomb [? Wiveliscombe] 15l. 19s. 0d.
The communar, for the said bulla about the vacancy of Sutton 3l. 0s. 0d.
The like, about the vacancy of Ilmyster 2l. 13s. 4d.
The escheator, for rent of St. Gabriel the Archangel, 2 years 1l. 1s. 0d.
To him in full payment of the said bulla 14s. 0d.

1402–1403: Accounts of William Mayou, the Escheator, from Michaelmas, 1402, to Michaelmas, 1403.


Oblations of the dead 6s. 3d.
Obits: Christmas term.—H. Worcester, nothing for lack of oblations; Wm. Odcomb and procession on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin at 2nd vespers, the 5th year 15s. 0d.
Prebend.—Combe VI, vacant by the death of John Brampton 5l. 6s. 8d.
Mortuary of Thomas Rychmond, viz. a horse, conditionally on its not being of the bishop's right 1l. 14s. 4d.


Defect of rent of Jolenta Whatlegh's house, granted for 3 years to Burgess John Blythe and the master of the borough of Wells 7s. 0d.
To the deceased prebendary of Yatton for his portion, tithes and repairs, and expenses of proctors of Prebendary Thomas Langlegh from London thrice &c. as agreed between the chapter and proctors 22l. 15s. 7d.
T. Rychmond's mortuary, one horse, distributed to 49 persons 1l. 13s. 8d.
Obit of Hugh Lymington, nothing, because Ralph Canon refuses to pay rent till he has a sealed charter, but 10s. was received in Christmas term above.

Foreign Expenses.

Journeys to London to treat with T. Langlegh, prebendary of Yatton, about the vacancy of said prebend 4l. 7s. 2d.
For 4½ days about the prebends of Combe XIII and VI 1l. 1s. 6d.
2 canons and 2 vicars and their servants, visitation of houses, for wine 8d.
Care of the mortuary of Thomas Rychmond 8d.
Citation of the master of St. John's, Bristol 4d.
Among debtors: The executors of John Gurdell, for Roger Cruk's houses 10s. 0d.
The executors of Stephen Penpell, for his obit for 9 years 9l. 0s. 0d.
Mr. Henry Beaufort, late dean, for the vacancy of Wedmore I by death of Mr. Thomas Sudbury, the late dean 40l. 0s. 0d.