- 24 Jun 1531-29 Sep 1537 (Creation)
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Accounts of John Florans aka Florannes/Florence/Florance from the Nativity of St John Baptist 23-to Mm 29 Hen VIII commencing with his first account for a quarter -year only from 24 June to Michaelmas, 1531, then with yearly accounts thereafter from Michaelmas 1531 onwards. In the first account is a reference to the expenses of attending the Duke of Norfolk at Kenninghall and in the 'minute expenses' of the account of 1531-32 are references to gifts of swans and cranes to the Dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk and to erecting a steeple and hanging a bell from it at the market cross, and to repairs to the common or 'Muk' boat in farm to John Pigeon. In the account of 1532-33, the rents of assize are arranged by parish with marginal 'headings'. In the account for 1533-34 is a reference to the 'Lords Tavern' and in the following account (1534-35) is the entry, 'Paid to Willet for brekyng down the Crown over the glasse windowe in Saynt Barbara Chapell iiijd'. In that of 1535-36 the rents of assize are entered in full format with marginal parish headings and the names of four auditors are annotated at the head of this account.
After the last account is a memorandum dated 6 December 32 Hen VIII  of the debts then yet owed by Florans to the City and which were to be paid by Candlemass the following year. On an endpaper is an extract from a will, dated 21 Sep 28 Hen VIII  of an unidentified [but probably Alice Roo, ANW will register Athow f.383] widow of Norwich, leaving her body to be buried by the sepulchre of her husband 'Roo' in the church of St Michael Coslany. Enclosed loose at the rear of the volume is a loose parchment folio of an early printed ?Act of Parliament probably used as a cover for an earlier binding for this volume, having the name, 'Florens' annotated on it.
Small parchment dockets or tags are attached to the leading edge of the textblock each marking the beginning of a yearly account.
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