Communar's Accounts: 1455-6

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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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1455–1456.: Accounts of John Pedwell, the Communar, from Michaelmas, 1455, to Michaelmas, 1456.


Received of pension of 10l. from Wroxall Church, for John Storthwait's mass 3s. 4d.
For rent late John Wethy's in New St., granted for 20 years after his death. He died on St. Stephen day, 1450 3s. 6d.
Of William Gascoyne, lord of one third part of Newton Plecy, yearly rent 6l. 13s. 4d.
From vacant churches in the archdeaconry of Wells 1l. 10s. 0d.


Paid petty commons of the bishop and canons 173l. 2s. 6d.
To the boy bishop 8d. and each of his canons 2d., on Innocents' Day 2s. 9d.
To Henry Hayne, the chaplain celebrating in the Alms House 4l. 0s. 0d.
bread and wine and repairs of vestments for him 6s. 8d.
obit of Mr. Richard Bruton there 6s. 8d.
Half-tenth to the king at Martinmas in the winter 42l. 19s. d.
do. for Dunster 5s. 0d.
Exequies of the late Bishop Ergum 1l. 0s. 0d.
Inquiry at the Exchequer in London about the king's tenth from Burnham, during 6 days with horse hire 14s. 6d.
Mattress and bolster sent to Cory 8s. 0d.
To the glasier, for mending the glass of all the windows in the chancel of St. Cuthbert's 3s. 5d.
To Mr. Hugh Sugar's clerk, for writing the chapter's appeal to the Roman Court 6s. 8d.
Rebuilding the chancel of Modford Church 29l. 9s. 7d.
To each of 13 canons resident, 26l. 5s.d.
Bydesham. For 3 burdons for 2 books in the choir 6d.
for 10 burdons 8d.
¾oz. of silk 1s. 0d.
1 piece of blue buckram 7s. 0d.
At Bristol, St. James's fair, 15½oz. of silk ruban 18s. d.
gold thread 2s. 0d.
silver thread 1s. 8d.
1 dozen "knappys" of silk 8d.
1 small piece of green buckram 2s. 8d.
½lb. of white and blue thread 6d.
Silk and silver thread 1s. 2d.
To Walter Hale, librarian of register of church 3s. 4d.
4oz. of silk 5s. 4d.
To Henry Cornyssh for 35/8oz. of silk 4s. d.
To the same for filner de Luke 4d.
2 dozen copper rings for the upper frontal of the high altar, the gift of Bishop Bubwith 8d.
74½ ells of white Flemish cloth for 12 albs 2l. 3s. 11½d.
making same 6s. 0d.
carriage of said cloth from London 10d.
Tin can for wine got in exchange 5d.
Binding psalter 1s. 3d.