Part XX: Wardrobe Accounts of Edward IV: Office of the Stable & Gifts Disbursed.

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For Th’office of the Stable

Delivered for to lyne with a foote cloth of velvet iij yerdes of long blac bokeram, unto Joh’n Cheyne Squier for the body of oure said Souverain Lorde the King and Maister of his Hors; receyved by the handes of Joh’n Frysley clerk of the Kinges Stable by vertue of a warrant under the Kinges signet and signe manuelle bering date the xxiiij{ti} day of Juylle in the xx{ti} yere of the mooste noble reigne of oure said Souverain Lorde the King unto the saide Piers Curteys for the deliveree of the saide bokeram directe,

Bokeram, longe, iij yerdes blac.
Delivered for covering and making of xvij hors harneys of grene velvett, wherof vij harneys for coursours and oon harneys for an hoby, alle garnyssht with agelettes of silver and gilt and bordured with spanges of silver and gilt the saide vij harneys lyned with blac bokeram, by vertue of a warrant under the Kinges signet and signe manuelle bering date the xxvj day of Juylle in the xx{ti} yere of the moost noble reigne of oure said Souverain Lorde the King unto the said Piers Curteys for the deliveree of the said stuff directe: and viij yerdes of crymysy velvet for covering of x hedstalles and x broderayns for x hobyes and palyfreys the whiche the Kinges highnesse and goode grace yave unto my lady Duchesse of Bourgoingne,

Velvet: viij yerdes crymysy; xvij yerdes di’ grene; bokeram longe, xvij yerdes di’, boght by yond the see; agelettes, M{1} lij of silver and gilt weying CC lxxj unces and iij quarterons; spanges—–of silver and gilt weying C lv unces.

Delivered for the covering of a sadelle and an herneys in russet velvet cloth of gold for an hakeney, and a footeclothe maade of russet velvet lyned with blac bokeram, by vertue of a warrant under the Kinges signet and signe manuelle bering date the second day of Septembre in the xx{ti} yere of the moost noble reigne of oure said Souverain Lord the King unto the saide Piers Courteys for the deliveree of the said stuff directe,

Velvet, iij yerdes russet; velvet cloth of gold, ij yerdes di’ russet; bokeram longe, v yerdes.
Deliverede for the covering of a sadelle of astate ij yerdes of purpul velvet clothe of golde, by vertue of a warrant undre the Kinges signet and signe manuelle bering date the xj day of Septembre in the xx yere of the moost noble reigne of oure said Souverain Lorde the Kyng unto the saide Piers Courteys for deliveree of the saide stuff directe,

Purpulle velvet clothe of gold, ij yerdes.
Deliverede for covering of iiij sadelles and iiij harneys wherof iij sadelles and iij harneis covered in blac velvet, and a sadel and a harneis covered in grene velvet; and iiij foteclothes of velvet lyned with bokeram, wherof iij of blac velvet and oon of grene velvet, by vertue of a warrant undre the Kinges signet and signe manuelle bering date the—– in the xx{ti} yere of the moost noble reigne of oure said Souverain Lorde the King unto the said Piers Courteys for deliveree of the said stuff directe,

Velvet, xxxij yerdes grene and blac; bokeram longe, xij yerdes*
*Here follows in the MS a general inventory of all the articles mentioned in the preceding pages, entitled “The foote of the deliveree of stuff.”


Yiftes Yeven Aswelle unto the Right High and Myghty Prynce the Duke of York, Son unto Oure Sayd Souverain Lorde the Kyng, as unto Other Divers Lordes and Astates and Other Divers Persones by the Kinges Highnesse and Goode Grace

To the right high and myghty Prynce the Duke of Yorke, son unto oure said Souverayn Lord the Kyng for covering of a harneys and a sadelle for hym, by the vertue of a warrant undre oure saide Souverain Lordes the Kinges signet and signe manuelle bering date the xxviij{ti} day or Aprille the xx{ti} yere of his mooste noble reigne unto the said Piers Courteys for deliveree of the said stuff directe,

Velvet cremysy, j yerde di’; velvet uppon velvet grene clothe of golde, j yerde and a quarter.
George Lufkyn Sergeant taillour of the grete Warderobe of the Kyng oure saide Souverain Lorde to have the parcelles of stuff here in the lower margin specified for to make certeyn garmentes for the apparaille and arraye of a warde unto the Kinges highnesse and goode grace apperteignyng and belonging, by vertue of a warrant undre oure said Souverain Lord the Kinges signet and signe manuelle bering date the xj day of May the xx yere of oure saide Souverain Lorde the King moost noble reigne, unto the said Piers Courteys for deliveree of the said stuff directe,

Chamelet, vij yerdes violet, a pece blac; satyn, vj yerdes blac; velvet, iiij yerdes blac; bokeram longe, a pece; Holand clothe, an elle; busk, ij elles.

To the Lorde Howard to have of the yift of oure saide Souverayn Lodre the Kyng, by vertue of a warrant bering date the xij day of May the xx{ti} yere of the mooste noble reigne of oure said Souverain Lorde the King unto the saide Piers Courteys directe,

Blac velvet, ix yerdes.
To the College off oure Lady or chapelle of oure Lady and Saynt George within the Castelle of Windesore, to have of the yifte of oure said Souverain Lorde the King the parcelles of silke here in the margyne named, by vertue of a warrant bering date the xxiiij day of May the xx yere of the mooste noble reigne of oure said Souverain Lorde the King unto the saide Piers Courteys for deliveree of the saide silkes directe,

Velvet of divers colours: xv yerdes of white velvet with blac spottes; xviij yerdes of blue velvet with braunches; xix yerdes of blac velvet with white spottes; xj yerdes iij quarters white velvett braunched.

To the right highe and myghty Prince Richard Duke of York to have the parcelles of silkes herafter named, receyved by Sir Thomas Grey Knyght his chamberleyne, that is to witt, v yerdes of blac satyn and v yerdes of purpulle velvet for lynyng of the same gown; v yerdes of grene satyn for a gowne, and ij yerdes di’ of blac sarsinett for lynyng of the same gowne, by vertue of a warrant bering date the second day of Juyne the xx{ti} yere of the mooste noble reigne of oure said Souverain Lorde the King unto the said Piers Courteys for deliveree of the said stuff directe,

Velvet purpulle, v yerdes; satyn, x yerdes; blac sarsinette, ij yerdes di’,
To th’Erle of Warrewyk to have for his were and use, iiij peire of shoon double soled and a peire of shoon of Spaynyssh leder sengle soled, by vertue of a warrant undre the Kinges signe manuelle and signet bering date the second day of Juyn in the xx{ti} yere of the moost noble reigne of our said Souverain Lorde the King,

Shoon: iiij paire double soled; a pair of Spaynyssh leder sengle soled.
To George Grey son and heyre of th’Erle of Kent, to have of the yift of oure said Souverain Lorde the Kyng ayenst the mariage of the same George, a gowne of blue velvet lyned with blac satyn, a gowne of crymysy velvet lyned with blac satyn, and a demy gowne of blac velvet lyned with blac satyn, by vertue of a warrant undre the Kinges signe manuelle and signet bering date the xxvj day of Juyn in the xx{ti} yere of the moost noble reigne of oure Souverain Lorde King Edward iiij{th},

Velvet of divers colours, xxvij yerdes; satyn blac, xxvij yerdes.
Edward Stanley oon off the cupberers of oure said Souverain Lorde the King to have of the yift of the Kinges highnesse and goode grace ix yerdes of chamelet, v yerdes of sarsinette, ij yerdes of tawny satyn, and ij yerdes of blac satyn, by vertue of a warrant undre the Kinges signe manuelle and signett bering date the ix day Juylle in the xx{ti} yere of the moost noble reigne of oure said Souverain Lord the King,

Chamelet, ix yerdes; satyn, iiij yerdes; sarsinett, v yerdes.
To Dame Anne Wyngfeld to have of the yift of oure said Souverain Lorde the Kyng, x yerdes of blac velvet sengle, by vertue of a warrant under the signe manuelle and signette of oure said Souverain Lorde the Kyng bering date the xv day of Juylle in the xx{ti} yere of the moost noble reigne of oure said Souverain Lorde the Kyng unto the said Piers Courteys for deliveree of the said x yerdes of velvet directe,

Velvet, ix yerdes sengle.
To the Colleg of Wyndesore to have of the yift of oure said Souverain Lorde the Kyng xxx yerdes iij quarters white damask with floures, of divers colours; and to William Berkeley and Joh’n Rysley to either of hem ij yerdes of tawny satyn, by vertue of a warrant undre the Kinges signet and signe manuelle bering date the xix day of Juylle in the xx{ti} yere of the moost noble reigne of oure said Souverain Lorde the Kyng unto the saide Piers Courteys for deliveree of the saide stuff directe,

Damask, xxx yerdes and iij quarters white with floures of divers colours; satyn iiij yerdes tawny.
To the saide College off Wyndesore to have of the yift of oure saide Souverain Lorde the King xiij yerdes rede velvet tisshue cloth of gold; xiij yerdes blue velvet tisshue cloth of gold; xiij yerdes white velvet tisshue cloth of gold; and vij peces bawdekyns of silk, by vertue of a warrant undre the Kinges signet and signe manuelle, bering date the xxij{ti} of Juylle in the xx{ti} yere of the moost noble reigne of oure said Souverain Lorde the Kyng unto the saide Piers Courteys for deliveree of the said stuff directe,

Velvet, tisshue cloth of gold, xxxix yerdes of divers colours; bawdekyns of silk, vij peces.
To th’Erle of Warrewyk to have of the yifte of oure said Souverain Lorde the Kyng for his use and were, a peire of shoon sengle soled of blue leder; a paire of shoon of Spaynyssh leder; a paire of botews of tawny Spaynyssh leder; and ij paire shoon sengle soled; and to Sir William A Parre Knyght to have of the yift of oure said Souverain Lorde the King for covering of his brygandyns, iij yerdes and iij quarters of crymysyn cloth of gold uppon satin grounde; and to the Maister of the Kinges Barge ayenst the commyng of the righte high and right noble Princesse Lady Margarete the Duchesse of Bourgoingne suster unto our saide Souverain Lorde the Kyng, a gowne of blac chamelet, by vertue of a warrant undre the Kynges signet and signe manuelle bering date the xxiiij{ti} day of Juylle in the xx{ti} yere of the moost noble reigne of oure said Souverain Lord the Kyng unto the saide Piers Courteys for deliveree of the said stuff directe,

Cremysyn clothe of gold the grounde satyn, iij yerdes iij quarters; chamelet, ix yerdes di’; Shoon: j paire sengle of blue leder; a paire of Spaynyssh leder sengle soled; ij paire blac; Botews, j paire of tawny Spaynyssh leder.

To the saide College of Wyndesore to have of the yift of oure said Souverain Lorde the Kyng, xx yerdes blue velvet, and xx yerdes purpulle velvet, by vertue of a warrant undre the Kinges signet and signe manuelle bering date the vj day of August in the xx{ti} yere of the mooste noble reigne of oure saide Souverain Lorde the Kynge unto the saide Piers Courteys for deliveree of the said stuff directe: and over this unto oure Souverayn Lady the Quene and to Lady Elizabeth the Kinges doughter for ij gownes for them had of the Kynges yift, by vertue of an other warrant bering the same date, xv yerdes of grene tisshue clothe of gold, by vertue of the saide warrant here above reherced,

Velvet, xl yerdes of blue and purpulle; tisshue cloth of gold, xv yerdes grene.
To the Argenter off Fraunce to have of the yift of oure saide Souverain Lorde the King xij yerdes of scarlet, and xij yerdes of violet in greyne, and lxvij yerdes and iij quarters of blac velvet, and xij yerdes of clothe of silver hached uppon satyn grounde, by the Kinges highnesse and goode grace yeven unto divers astates and gentils, being attending and awaiting uppon the person of the right high and right noble Princesse Lady Margaret Duchesse of Bourgoingne suster unto oure said Souverain Lorde the Kyng, by vertue of a warrant undre the Kinges signet and signe manuelle bering date the xvj day of August in the xx yere of the moost noble reigne of oure saide Souverain Lorde the Kyng unto the said Piers Courteys for the deliveree of the saide stuff directe,

Scarlett, xij yerdes; violet in greyne, xij yerdes; velvet, lxij yerdes and iij quarters; clothe of silver, xij yerdes hached uppon satyne grounde.

To the righte highe and right myghty Prince Edward by the grace of God Prince of Wales Duke of Cornwayle and Erle of Chester, the firstbigoten son of oure said Souverayn Lorde Kyng Edward iiij{the}, to have of the yift of oure said Souverain Lorde the Kynge, v yerdes of white cloth of golde tisshue for a gowne, by vertue of a warrant undre the Kinges signet and signe manuelle bering date the xvij of August in the xx{ti} yere of the mooste noble reigne of our said Souverain Lorde the Kyng unto the said Piers Courteys for the deliveree of the said clothe of gold directe,

White clothe of gold tisshue, v yerdes.
To the right high and myghty Prince the Duke of York, sone unto our said Souverain Lorde the Kyng, to have of the yift of his highnesse and goode grace, v yerdes of purpulle velvet for a gowne; v yerdes of grene velvet for a gowne; iiij yerdes di’ of grene damask for a gowne; a yerde di’ of grene satyn; ij yerdes di’ of tawny sarsinet, and v yerdes of white cloth of gold for a gowne, by vertue of a warrant undre the Kinges signet and signe manuelle bering date the xvij day of August in the xx{ti} yere of the moost noble reigne of oure said Souverain Lorde the Kyng unto the saide Piers Courteys for the deliveree of the said stuff directe,

Velvet, x yerdes purpulle and grene; damask, iiij yerdes di’ grene; satyne, a yerde di’ grene; sarsinet, ij yerdes di’ tawny; tisshue cloth of golde, v yerdes white.

To the same right high and myghty Prince the Duke of York to have of the yift of oure saide Souverain Lorde the Kyng a mantelle of blue velvet lined with white damask garnissht with a garter of ruddeur and a lase of blue silk with botons of golde, by vertue of a warrant undre the Kinges signet and signe manuelle bering date the xvij day of August in the saide xx{ti} yere of the moost noble reigne of oure saide Souverain Lorde the King unto the said Piers Courteys for deliveree of the said mantel,

Velvet, vij yerdes blue; damask, vj yerdes white; garter, j of ruddeur; lace, j of blue silk with botons of golde.