Part VIII: The Privy Purse Expenses of Elizabeth of York

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As with the previous text, every effort has been made to make the following document true to the edition originally published in 1830. However, certain adjustments have been necessitated simply by the change to the medium in which it is now presented. This text has also been divided into segments of easier, more efficient computer downloading, and the endnotes organized for easier use by the modern user.

Wherever superscript has been employed in the original, the reader will find it indicated by brackets —{}— instead. The tilde has been extensively used throughout the following, above letters where it does not normally occur in modern usage. This is designated by the use of italics. Wherever blank spaces appear in the original, a dotted line…—… will be found in their stead. Endnotes are cross-referenced to the “-Entry Number-” which is given at the end of each entry, since pagination is too variable in the electronic medium to be as universally accurate a point of reference, such as they are in the original. J.C.G., Transcriber

THEIS AR PAYEMENTS MADE BY RICHARD DECOUS FROM THE THE XXIIIJ{th} DAY OF MARCHE, ANNO XVIJ{mo} UNTO

  • FURST the same xxiiij{th} day of Marche delivered to Maister Richard Payn Aulmoigner to the Quene for xxxvij{th} pore women every woman iij s j d. for hir maunday upon Shire Thursday ———- Cxiiij s. j d.
  • Itm….for thoffring of the Quene upon Good Fryday ———- lxvj s. viij d.
  • Itm….the same day to Nicholas Maior Sadler to the Quene in parte of payement of suche money as to him is due for making of certain stuf of his occupacion ayenst the mariage of the Prince ———- x li.
  • Itm….for thoffringes of the Quene upon Ester day in the morning to the Crosse v s. at highmasse v s. at hir housell xx d. and upon Monday Tuesday and Wednesday in Ester weke xv s. ———- xxvj s. viij d.
  • Itm….delivered to the Quene upon Ester day for hir offering to the Coffre for hir pardon ———- lxvj s. viij. d.
  • Itm….the xxviij{th} day of Marche to thanchorasse of Saint Petre at Saint Albons in aulmouse ———- iij s. iiij. d.
  • Itm….the same day to the Quenes purse at Richemont ———- xx s.
  • Itm….the same day to Robert Fayrfax for setting an Anthem of oure lady and Saint Elizabeth ———- xx s.
  • Itm….delivered to thofficers of the kechyn in rewarde at Ester lxvj s. viij d. to the porters of the gate x s. to the Saulcery x s. and to the Squillery x s. Sm{a} ———-iiij li xvj. s. viij d.
  • Itm….delivered to John Goose my lord of Yorkes fole in rewarde for bringing a Carppe to the Quene ———-xij d.
  • Itm….to Robert Aleyn for a rewarde by him geven to the doughtier of the keper of the Kinges place at Westm{r} for bringing a present of almond butter to the Quene to Hampton Courte ———-iij s. iiij. d.
  • Itm….to a Mynstrell that played upon a droon before the Quene at Richemount in rewarde ———-iij s. iiiij. d.
  • Itm….to a servaunt of my lady Nevile wif to S{r} Thomas Darcy, in rewarde for bringing a present of Sele to the Quene to Richemount ———-x s.

Elysabeth.

 

p{r} ———- Sm{a} pag. xxxj. li. xj s. ix d.
 

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  • Itm….delivered to S{r} William Barton preest for thofferinges of the Quene to oure lady and Saint George at Wyndesoure and to the Holy Crosse there ij s. vj d. to King Henry ij s. vj d. to oure lady of Eton xx d. to the Childe of grace at Reding ij s. vj d. to oure lady of Caversham ijs. vj d. to oure lady of Cokthorp xx d. to the holy blode of Heyles xx d. to Prince Edward v s. to oure lady of Worcestre v s. to the Holy Rood at Northampton v s. to oure lady of Grace there ij s. vj d. to oure lady of Walsingham vj s. viij d. to oure lady of Sudbury ij s. vj d. to oure lady of Wolpitte xx d. to oure lady of Ippeswiche iij s. iiij d. and to oure lady of Stokeclare xx d. ———-Sm{a} xlviij s. iiij d.
  • Itm….to the same S{r} William Barton for his costes going on said pilgremages for the Quene by the space of xxvij dayes at x d. the day ———- xxij s. vj d.
  • Item….to Richard Mylner of Bynfeld for money to bee offred for the Quene to our lady of Crowham ij s. vj d. To the roode of Grace in Kent xx d. to Saint Thomas of Canterbury, v s. to oure lady of the undrecrodt there v s. to Sainct Adrean xx d. to Saint Augustyn xx d. to oure lady of Dover xx d. to the roode of the north dore in Poules xx d. to our lady of Grace there xx d. to Saint Ignasi xx d. To Saint Dominik xx d. To Saint Petre of Melayn xij d. to Saint Fraunces xx d. to Saint Savioure ij s. vj d. to oure lady of Piewe ij s. vj d. to oure lady of Berking ij s. vj d. and to our Lady of Willesdone ij s. vj d. Sm{a} ———- xxxviij s. vj d.
  • Item….to the same Richard Milner for his costes going the said pilgremages for the Quene by the space of xiij dayes at x d. the day ———- x s. x d.
  • Item….to John Walker yeoman aulmoigner for money by him paid for a cowle for Water xij d. for iij newe bolles xij d. for a basket iiij d. for flowres iiij d. for heting of watier at the kechen xij d. and for cariage of the same stuff from London to Richemount iiij d. for the Quenes Maundy upon Shirthursday ———- iiij s.
  • Item….the xxix{th} day of Marche delivered to a servaunt of the prothonotarye of Spayn a reward for bringing a present of Oranges to the Quene at Richemount.

Elysabeth.

 

p{r} ———- Sm{a} pag. vj{th} vj s. ij d.
 

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  • Item….the same day to a pore man that brought a present of Oranges and Apples to the Quene at Richemount ———- xij d.
  • Item….the last day of Marche to William Pastone page of the Quenes beddes in rewarde towardes the byeing of his wedding clothing ———- xl s.
  • Item….the same day to Thomas Shurley and Edmund Burtone yeomen of the Quenes chambre for theire costes riding upon a message of the Quenes with maistres Alionore Johñs by the space of ij dayes eithere of theim at xij d. the day iiij s. Itm for money by theim payed for the cariage of certain stuf of the Quenes x d. and for the dyner and botehire of the said Maistres Alianor upon Shirthursday ij s. viij d. ———-vij s. vj d.
  • Item….the same day to a pore woman that brought a present of Butter and Chekins to the Quene ———-viij d.
  • Item….the iiij{th} day of Aprelle to M. Richard Payn aulmoigner to the Quene for money by him dault in aulmouse upon Good-fryday ———– xxj s. viij d.
  • Item….the same daye to Henry Bryan of London mercer in partie of payement of a bille conteignying the somme of an hundred and seven poundes x s. q{a} to him due for certain silkes and othere stuf of his occupacon deliverd to th’use of the Quene as by the same bille signed with thande of hir grace it appereth ———- xxxij li. vj s.
  • Item….the same daye to John Duffyn grome of the chambre with the Quene for his costes by the commaundment of the Quene to the duchesse of Norffolk to warne hir to receyve the wif of Edmond de la Pole late Erle of Suff. ———- ij s.
  • Item….the vj{th} day of Aprille to the Quenes purse at Grenewiche by thandes of maistres Lee ———- xx s.
  • Item….the daye aforesaid to William Worthy otherwise called Phip for the bourde of William the Quenes fole for the moneth of Marche ———-ij s.
  • Item….the vj{th} day of Aprille to Robert Bailly and Thomas ap Howell late servauntes to the Lord William Courteney towardes there costs of going into west countrey to Therl of Devon —– —– vj s. viij d.
  • Item….the same daye to a servaunt of William Bulstrode in reward for bringing a present of Wardyns to the Quene at Grenewiche ———- xij d.

Elysabeth.

 

p{r} ———- Sm{a} pag. xxxvij li. viij s. vj d.
 

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  • Itm….the same day to Willliam Crowmer gentilman husshere for money by him delivered to the Quene for hire offring to the high aultier at Richemount upon Estre day after high masse in going hire stacons ———- iij s. iiij d.
  • Itm….the viij{th} day of Aprelle to Lewys Waltier bargeman for conveyeng the Quenes grace from Richemount to Grenewiche the ij{de} day of Aprille in hire barge with xxj rowers every rower taking viij d. xiiij s. the maister xvj d. and the reward of a barge beneth the brigge xvj d. Itm a grete bote and v rowers the iiij{th} day of Aprille conveyeng Maistres Brent from Hampton courte to London by the space of two dayes every rower at viij d. the day vjs. iiij d. the maister ij dayes ij s. viij d. and the rewarde of the same bote ij s. ———-xxviij s.
  • Itm….the x{th} day of Aprille to the Quenes purs at Greewiche ———- xl s.
  • Itm….the same daye to Edmund Burtone for money by him geven in reward by the Quenes commaundement to the keper of the litle gardyn at Windesour ———- vj s. viij d.
  • Itm….the xix{th} day of Aprille to Richard Justice page of the robys for his costes going from Richemount to London to my lord the Quenes chambrelain vij d. Itm for a reward geven to men that drewe the Quenes barge at hir going to Hampton courte viij d. Itm payed for the hemmyng of a kertelle of the Quenes of damaske iiij d. Itm for his costes being behinde at Richemount with stuf of the Quenes by space of iij dayes at viij d. the day ij s. Itm for mendyng of a crymsyn velvet gowne iiij d. Itm for mending of a gowne of blake velvet iiij d. Itm for going from Grenewiche to London for a stole of the Quenes vj d. and for going from Grenewiche to London for Lybert the goldsmyth vj d. ———- v s. viij d.
  • Itm….to the fraternitee of Saint George in Southwerke ———- v s.
  • Item….the xxiij{th} day of Aprille to Evan Petreson joynour, for the stuff and making of iiij working stoles for the Quene and delivered to thandes of Nicholas Grey price the stole xvj d. Sm{a} ———- v s. iiij d.
  • Item….the xxviij{th} day of Aprille delivered to my lady Verney for money by hire lent to the Quene ———- xx s.

Elysabeth.

 

p{r} ———- Sm{a} pag. v. li. xiiij s.
 

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  • Item….the xxix{th} day of Aprelle to John Grice Appoticary for certain stuf of his occupacõn by him delivered to the Quenes use as by a bille signed with thand of hir grace it appereth ———- ix li. xxiij s. iiij d.
  • Itm….the same day to Fryer Hercules for a pounde and a half of gold of Venys at xxx s. the pounde xlv s. eight unces of gold of Dammaske at iiij s. viij d. the unce xxxvij s. iiij d. and for an unce of silke of Venice xx d. employed aboutes the making of a lace and botons for the Kinges mantell of the Garter. Itm for making of the same lase and botons xvj s. —– —– C s.
  • Itm….the furst day of May to Thabasse of Minoresse for sending a present of Watier of rooses to the Quene to the Towre ———- vj s. viij d.
  • Itm….to Dampe Kateryne and Dampe Elizabeth nonnes of the Minores in aulmouse vj s. viij d. and to an olde woman servaunt to Thabbesse ther xij d. and to the doughter of William Cromer also a nonne there iij s. iiij d. ———- xj s.
  • Itm….the same day to the fraternitie of Corpus Xpi founded within the churche parochiall of Saint Sepulcre in Londone ———- v s.
  • Itm….the seconde day of May to William Botery for a yerd quart’ di quart’ of blake tynselle saten of the riche making for an edge of a gowne of blake velvet for the Quene at xxxiij s. iiij d. the yerd xlv s. x d. Itm a yerd quarter diquarter of blake saten for an edge of a gowne of crymsyn velvet at viij s. the yerd xj s. Itm seven yerdes of grene satten of Bruges for a kertell for my Lady Anne at ij s. viij d. the yerd xviij s. viij d. Itm for xij yardes sarcenet of eight divers colours for girdelles for the Quene at iiij s. the yerd xlviij s. Itm iiij yerdes di of sarcenet of tawny grene and russet at xxij d. the yerd viij s. iij d. ———- vj li. xj s. ix d.
  • Itm….the iij{de} of May to the Quenes purse by thandes of Henry Pole at Grenewiche ———- x s.
  • Itm….to John Williams Thomas Nelmes Hugh Dolbyn Edward Davy and John Fitzwilliams to every of theim iij s. iiij d. in reward for gevying attendance at the house of the duchesse of Suff’ at Stebenhith ———- xvj s. viij d.

Elysabeth.

 

p{r} ———- Sm{a} pag. xxiij li. xiiij s. v d.
 

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  • Itm….to Windesore for money by him geven to a servaunt of S{r} John Mortymer by the commaundement of the Quene v s. and to a Frencheman that brought a present of pepyns to the Quene to the Tower iij s. iiij d. ———-viij s. iiij d.
  • Itm….to Nicholas Maior the Quenes sadler in partie of payement of suche money as to him is due for making of certain stuf of his occupacõn ayenst the mariage of the Princesse ———- xx li.
  • Itm….the v{th} day of May to Thomas Goodriche and Thomas Awdeley of London mercers for certain velvettes and othere stuf of theire occupacõn by theim delivered to th’use of the Quene as by a bill signed with hire hande it appereth ———- xl li. xiij s. v d.
  • Itm….the same daye to my Lady Bray for a rewarde by hire geven to oon William Shadde for bringing a present of puddinges to the Quene ———- iij s. iiij d.
  • Itm….for thoffring of the Quene upon the Fest of Thascencon of oure Lord at Grenewiche ———- v s.
  • Itm….to the Quene of Scottes by the commaundement of the Quenes grace ——- — xij d.
  • Itm….the vij{th} day of May to Henry Roper page of the bedds for his costes going by the commaundement of the Quene from Grenewiche to Londone for John Libert the xvj{th} day of Aprille iiij d. Itm the xvij{th} day of the same moneth for going from Grenewiche to Westminster for the Quenes confessour iiij d. Itm the xix{th} day of the same moneth for going from Grenewiche to London upon divers messages of the Quenes and there being twoo dayes at vijj d. the day xvj d. And for foure baskettes with covers and foure lokkes bought for the Quene iiij s. ———-vj s.
  • Itm….the viij{th} of May to the Quenes purse by thandes of maistres Lee ——— – xx li.
  • Itm….the x{th} day of May to John Browne grome of the beddes for his costes being behinde at Richemount with stuf of the Quenes at hir departing from thens by the space of twoo dayes at x d. the day xx d. and for his costes going from the Tower of London to Richemount to prepayre the Quenes lodging there against the commyng theder of thambassadours of Hungre and there being vj dayes v s. and for his costes going from Grenewiche to London ij d. ———- vj s. x d.

Elysabeth.

 

p{r} ———- Sm{a} pag. lxxxij li. iij s. xj d.
 

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  • Itm….the same day to James Noteras for his costes riding by the commaundement of the Quene from London to Havering at Bower fro maistres Saxilby ———– xij d.
  • Itm….the xij{th} day of May to Mawde Hamond for keping of hire child geven to the Quene for half a yere at Estre last past ———-viij s.
  • Itm….the same day to Edmund Burton and Nicholas Wyberne for theire costes going from Richemount to Hampton Court for maistres Brent by the space of twoo dayes at xij d. the day iiij s. Itm payed for the brekefast of maistres Lee at Richemont ix d. Itm for the hire of a bote from Grenewiche to London iiij d. and from thens to Westminster ij d. ob. ———-v s. iij d. ob
  • Itm….the xiij{th} day of May to Agnes Metingham in aulmous by the commaundement of the Quene ———-vj s. viij d.
  • Itm….the same day to my Lady Mary for hir lre of pardon of the Jubilee ———- xij d.
  • Itm….the xiiij{th} day of May to the Quenes purs at Greenwiche ———- xl s.
  • Itm….delivered to William Bulstrode for the contentacõn of certain sommes of money by him borrowed of divers personnes in London for th’use of the Quenes grace whiche had certain plate in plegge. ———- CCli. xiij s. iiij d.
  • Itm….to S{r} William Capell knight for money by him lent to the Quenes grace — ——–C li.
  • Itm….to William Stafford for money by him borrowed for the Quenes grace —— —- C li.
  • Itm….for thoffring of the Quene upon the Fest of Pentecoste and the ijj dayes following ———- xx s.
  • Itm….the xiij{th} day of May to the Quenes purs by thandes of maistres Alianor John at Grenewich ———- xl s.
  • Itm….the same day to maistres Cromer in rewarde at her departing from the Courte ———- xl s.
  • Itm….the same day to my lady Cecill for money by hir lent to the Quene ———- lxxiij s. iiij d.
  • Itm….the xxj{th} day of May to oon John Deconson servaunt to the Prioure of Hechyn in reward for bringing a present of apples and a quysshyn to the Quene ———- xiij s. iiij d.
  • Itm….the same day to maistres Belnap for money by hir lent to the Quenes grace ———- xx s.

Elysabeth.