File NCR 18a/8 - Chamberlains' audited annual accounts

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NCR 18a/8


Chamberlains' audited annual accounts


  • 29 Sep 1551-29 Sep 1567 (Creation)

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Michaelmas 5 Edw VI-Mm 9 Eliz I. Beginning with the account of chamberlains: John Bengemyn and Robert Hennont
On the front endpaper is annotated, 'John Bengemyn & Robt Hennont Chamberlains Account of the rent, revenues and possessions of the said Citie'
Account years are 1551-1552, 1552-1553, 1553-1554, 1554-1555, 1556-1557, 1557-1558, 1558-1559, 1559-1560, 1560-1561, 1561-1562, 1562-1563, 1563-1564, 1564-1565, 1565-1566, and 1566-1567.

Heads of the the account of 8 Eliz. I, 1565-66:
Arrearages, Store (remaining upon the last account), Rents and Farms, inc. Landgable, Castle Fee, Rents of Assize, City Butchers, Stalls under the Leades (next the Guildhall windows), Long Row of Butchers, New Stalls for Butchers, Ropery, Fish shops, Petty Customs, Wool shops, St Peters (tenements), Cobler Row, Common Inn, Diverse Tenements, Common Staithe, New Mills (and Higham Mill), Toll and Customs, City Gates and Towers, Grey Friars (house and pieces of ground), Common Hall, The Great Garden, St Mary [the Less] alias the Strangers Hall, Suffragen Tenements (Tombland), Muck Boat, St Vedasts oyster ground and Foreign Receipts.

Rents Resolute, Fees and Wages, Reparacions and other charges, inc.the Guildhall, Greyfriars, the Strangers Hall (a long section in this account), Cosleny Bridge, Common Staithe, Common Inn, New Stall next the Rowes, Butchers' Stalls and Fishmongers' Stalls, New Hall,. Granary, New Mills, New Crane (for the building of the granary and other houses), Cockey at St James, Cockey at St Michael Coslany, various Gates, repairing the chapel at Christ Church, leather buckets, a cart, a ladder (and other fire-fighting equipment), a new book to enrol leases, for a (writ of) 'Dedimus Potestatum', perambulation dinner, gunpowder, money given to the Poor in alms, charges re the City's suits at law in London, presents i.e. bribes to influential people), expenses of auditing and of writing up the account, allowances to the chamberlains (usually because they cannot levy a particular farm or rent).
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An additional paper is sewn to the 1565-66 account being a receipted invoice for monies owed to Howe the mason, and which were paid by Mr Peke, nd [June 1566].
After the final account in this volume are indented inventories of the debts owed to the city and the store remaining.

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  • English

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Paper volume bound in tooled reversed calf-leather covers, the joints of which are tender. The textblock has been trimmed, presumably when being rebound, and some marginal text has been clipped. The spine has been bound in a strip of re-used illuminated ms. There are the remnants of parchment tags, with regnal years written on them, attached to the upper right-hand corner of folios at the start of each account, but most have been worn or torn away.

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Use microfilm MF/RO 776/3.

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Created 13/09/2007 by Droip. Modified 14/08/2019 by Drott.


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