Communar's Accounts: 1418-9

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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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1418–1419.: Accounts of Robert Burgh, the Communar, from Michaelmas, 1418, to Michaelmas, 1419.

Arrears.—To 11 canons of last year 409l. 19s. 11d.

Receipts of the seal.

Confirmation to Henry Clement and his wife of Henstridge 13s. 4d.
Vacancy of Yerlington church 19s. 5d.
Vacancy of Bledon church 4s. 0d.
Confirmation of a tenement at Bishop's Lydeard 13s. 4d.
Total, with arrears 546l. 2s. d.

Necessary expenses.

Commons of the bishop and canons 175l. 4s. 2d.
In processions 5l. 0s. 0d.
Commons of the vicars 6l. 7s. 8d.
Wine for altars, at 8d. or 10d. a gallon 3l. 1s. 2d.
Fetching oil at Sarum 2s. 6d.

Foreign expenses.

The Papal nuncio 7s. 0d.
The law officers 9l. 6s. 8d.
The abbat of Clyve, one tenth to the king 35l. 18s. d.
Ralph Canon, for tenth for Whitchurch (side note, cave de cetero) 1l. 19s. 6d.
The same, for expenses in convocation 1s. 6d.
The prior of Dunster, for tenth 10s. 0d.
Expenses of chapter business at Bridgwater and Stogursy 13s. 8d.
Expenses of Thomas Frome to London, against the vicar of Congarsbury 2l. 3s. 8d.
The archbishop's messenger bringing a letter 6s. 8d.
Installing Mr. Thomas Bubwyth, John Osberne and John Stone. [Thomas Schelfford, cancelled "because he was not installed by the chapter, nor were commons
assigned to him by said chapter"; 4s., cancelled.] 2s. 8d.
The squire of the lord of Poyning, with expenses at Stogursy and Carington 14s. 2d.
Expenses in London, buying half the manor of Bykenalre 3l. 1s. 2d.
The vicar of Pocklechurch, for expenses about the chancel of Abbatiston 13s. 4d.
Expenses at Banwell, conferring with the bishop 13s. 4d.
Tileing Reynold Bryt's house 14s. d.
Citation to the prior of Longlete, twice 1s. 5d.
Expenses at Bridgwater, before the Justiciars for the statute of Holond 6s. d.
Total expenses 391l. 15s. d.
Owing by the communar 146l. 8s. d.
by the reeve of Cory 91l. 3s. 0d.
by the reeve of Est Cory 55l. 3s. d.
by the reeve of Knapp 9l. 13s. 8d.
by the reeve of Westhatch 6l. 7s. d.
by the reeve of Burnham 33l. 14s. 11½d.
by the reeve of Wynscombe 9l. 2s. d.
by the reeve of Bykenalre 1l. 5s. 10d.
by the parsonage of Chewton 23l. 6s. 8d.
by the bailiff of the hundred of Cory 1l. 3s. 9d.
by the farmer of the parsonage of Pucklechurch 13l. 6s. 8d.
by the reeve of the same 2l. 13s. 2d.
by the vicar of Kingsbury, for the vacancy of the church 2l. 10s. 0d.
for the vacancy of divers churches 13l. 6s. 8d.
To 15 canons residentiary, each 27l. 6s. d.
Names of the canons: Thomas Frome, John Bath, John Orum, John Knyght, Reynold Brythe, John Hody, Roger Harewell, John Stortewayte, Richard Harewell, John Roland, William Langbrok, Ralph Canon, William Excestre, Richard Penifader, Henry Abyngdon.


Bydesham. Mending 2 large thuribles thrice and silvering them 9s. 0d.
5 cords for the Lenten veil and basins hanging in the choir and for drawing back the great tabula above the high altar, and 1 small chain for the said basins 1s. 6d.
3 phials, in exchange for old, for the altar of St. Stephen and St. John 1s. 4d.
6yds. of half-say for choir tunicles 10s. 0d.
16yds. of half-say, gilt, and 2½yds. of fringe for the high altar 1l. 13s. d.
For making and for buckram 2s. 0d.
Binding 2 books of Civil Law in the Treasury, and 1 gradual on the precentor's side 1s. 10d.
yds. of cloth called tartarin 4s. 0d.
1 large piece of blue buckram, for 3 mantles for the Maries at Easter 8s. 6d.
50z. of silk fringe 5s. 2d.
6yds. of green card for the lining of 2 boys' tunicles 2s. 0d.
To the sacrist for keeping the chimes 3s. 4d.
To Walter Vageler 3s. 4d.