File NCR 24a/13 - Norwich rents and farms Collectors' accounts

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NCR 24a/13


Norwich rents and farms Collectors' accounts


  • Sep 1464-Sep 1479 (Creation)

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1 large parchment roll of 14 rotulets

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(fl c 1442-1472)

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Priest at Thurlton, All Saints church c 1442-4, Brother of the Hospital of St Giles, Norwich, acting as bailiff to several Hospital manors from c 1454-1472, and receiver/supervisor of its estates and revenues, and collector of its Norwich farms and rents, 1465-7

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(fl 1480-?1507)

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Priest and chaplain at St Giles Hospital, Norwich. Was collector of the Hospital's Norwich farms and rents, including those of The Lathes estate in Sprowston. Served as priest at St Helen's Church on the Hospital site in Holmestreet (now Bishopsgate), Norwich in 1480-1.

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(fl late 15th century-early 16th century)

Biographical history

An ordained priest, brother chaplain and, ultimately, Master of St Giles' Hospital, Norwich. Along with his fellow hospital brethren, he was respondible at various times for the oversight of several of the hospital's country estates. In the 1470s, he oversaw estates at Mundham, Seething, Norwich (the Lathes), Reppes cum Bastwick and elsewhere, and whilst being Master, he also acted as general supervisor and receiver of the hospital's income. Master of St Giles' Hospital from 1500-1504 and collated Rector of the parish church of Coltishall in March 1500.

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Michaelmas 4-19 Edward IV. (missing year, 1470-1) Annual accounts of Ralph Somerby, clerk, brother [of the Hospital] occupying the office of Collector, 1464-7, Sir Peter Goos, brother and collector, Mm 1467-Easter 1468, Sir Richard Braunch, brother and collector, Easter 1468-Mm 1470, Robert Turnor, occupying the office of Steward of the Hospital and collector, 1471-2, collector, 1476-7, Sir John Julles, chaplain and collector, 1472-76, and Robert Blithe, chaplain and collector, 1477-8.
Bound in with Somerby's account of 6-7 Ed IV is a small parchment slip bearing a list of bad debts, 'debita despetata', 1466.

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Formerly NCR Case 24a

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  • Latin

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Rotulets filed together at their head, but each being multi-membraned and often 8-9 feet long. The account of 5-6 Ed IV bears a patch of frail parchment. Many rotulets are water-stained at their feet.

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Created 11/05/2016 by Drott. Modified 26/04/2019 by Drott.


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