Part XXIX: Wardrobe Accounts of Edward IV: Goods Delivered and Received into the Office of the Beds and the Office of the Robes.

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For the Office of the Beddes within the Moost Honorable Household of Oure Saide Souverain Lorde the Kynge, Receyved by the Handes off Piers Wraton Yoman off the Same Office off the Beddes.

To oure said Souverayn Lorde the King to have into thoffice of his Beddes within his moost honourable householde divers stuff and bedding as may playnly appere by an endenture of papir therof made bering date the xvj day of May the xx{ti} yere of the mooste noble reigne of oure said Souverain Lorde the Kyng. And also by vertue of a warrant aswelle undre oure said Souverain Lordes signe manuell as undre his signet bering date the second day of Juyne the said xx{ti} yere of oure said Souverain Lordes moost noble reigne unto Piers Curteys directe for the deliveree of the said stuff and bedding. And over this busk delivered for lynyng of divers peces of arras corde and liour for liring and lowping of the same arras; and for hanging of a curtyne of paled verdour rede and blue with riban of grene threde and rynges of latone by vertue of the warrant aforesayd; fedderbeddes xij with bolsters to them stuffed with feders; shetes of Holand clothe, v paire every of iiij bredes; a paire of ij bredes; blankettes iij paire; fustians ij pair everiche of v bredes; a paire of iiij bredes; pilowe, j of fustiane stuffed with downe and a bere of Holand clothe therunto; busk Clxx ell’ iij q’. di’ after the grete C; corde and liour lv lb; riban, v unces of grene threde; rynges, xxx of laton.

Delivered for to make off v peire of shetes of Holand clothe everiche of iiij bredes and v elles di’ longe; iij hede shetes of Holand clothe everiche of ij bredes and iiij elles longe; xiij paire of shetes of Holand clothe everiche of iij bredes and iiij elles and a quarter longe; a paire of shetes of Holand clothe of iij bredes of xxv elles; viij paire of shetes everiche of ij bredes and iij elles di’ quarter longe of Brusselle clothe; and viij paire of shetes, everiche of ij bredes and ij elles di’ longe.

Brussell cloth Dlx elles; D elles di’ Holand clothe.
Delivered unto Rauff Dowell’ unto the Erber for the logeing of the ambassiatours of Bourgoingne iij peces of rede worsted of the moost assise, wherof was made iiij costers and iij counterpointes for iij beddes in iij chambres there; and also delivered unto the same Rauff for the same logeing vj peces rede worsted of the myddelle assise, wherof was made iij newe testours to iij celours that were boght of William Shukburgh and delivered to the same Rauff, and there were made also of the saide vj peces of rede worsted of the myddelle assise ix cutyns to iij beddes in the saide iij chambres and costers for ij of the saide iij chambres; and the saide iij old testours that were taken from the saide elours were made into iij cupbordclothes, alle whiche stuff of worstedes remaigne stil there, for the logeing now of M{r}. John Wode nowe undretresorer of England, by vertue of a warrant undre the Kinges signet and signe manuelle bering date the xxiiij day of Juylle, in the xx{ti} yere of the moost noble reigne of oure said Souverain Lorde the King,

Worsted: iij peces of the moost assise; vj peces of the myddelle assise; iij celours; pilow of fustiane and bere of Holand cloth; j stuffed with downe with a bere of Holand cloth therto.

Delivered unto the Manoir of Grenwiche and Coldherber ayenst the commyng thider of my Lady Duchesse of Bourgoingne ij paire shetes of iiij bredes; a paire of shetes of iij bredes; a paire of fustians of iiij bredes; a paire of blankettes; iij peces rede worsted of the myddelle assise; ij peces of arras of Paris and Eleyn; ij travasses of grene sarsinet; and delivered to make of the same ij travasses xlviij yerdes of grene sarsinet garnissht with v unces di’ riban of grene silk, by vertue of a warrant under the Kinges signet and signe manuelle bering date the xxiiij day of Juylle in the xx(ti} yere of the moost noble regne of oure saide Souverain Lorde the Kyng within the tyme of this Accompte,

Sarsinette xlvij yerdes grene, in ij traves; riban of silk, v unces di’ streite; arras ij peces of the story of Parys and Eleyn; shetes of Holand clothe ij paire everiche of iiij bredes; a paire of iij bredes; fustians, a paire of iiij bredes; blankettes, a paire; rede worsted, iij peces of the myddelle assise; counterpoint, j of xx Flemmyussh elles.

Deliverede for to make of a sperver of ray velvet of the colours grene rede and white, the testour made of x yerdes of the saide velvet, the celour of the same made of ix yerdes of the same velvet, and the valance of the same made of iij yerdes a quart’ di’ of the same velvet, and the saide sperver lyned with xj elles busk. An other sperver made of velvet white and blue paled, the testour made of x yerdes, the celour made of ix yerdes, the valance made of iij yerdes j q’ di’ of the same velvet, and perfourmed with iij quarters of whyte satyne. And the counterpoint of the same sperver made of xxx yerdes, and the saide sperver lined thorough oute with blac bokeram and either sperver with ij side curtyns, and a foote curtyne of sarsinet of the colours according unto the said spervers, the same spervers bound with riban of gene threde sowed with silk and garnyssht with frenge of silk,

Velvet, xxij yerdes j q’ di’ ray of divers colours; lij yerdes a quarter di’ blue and white; satyne, blue and white, iij quarters of a yerde white; sarsinette, xxj yerdes di’ chaungeable, xxij yerdes white and blue; busk xj elles; bokeram, longe, iij peces; silk iij unces di’ di’ q’ of divers colours; frenge of silk of divers colours, iij lb. iiij unces iij q’; riban of threde di’ lb.; threde j lb. of divers colours.

To oure said Souverayn Lorde the Kynge to have into th’office of his Beddes within his moost honourable household delyvered to Windsore by the Kynges high commaundement by the handes of Thomas Frysley lx yerdes of scarlet for to make of divers costerings, by vertue of a warrant undre the Kynges signet and signe manuelle bering date the xvj day of August in 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 direct,

Scarlet, lx yerdes.
To oure said Souverain Lorde the King to have into thoffice of his Beddes within his moost honourable household, a grete large federbedde and the bolster therunto stuffed with downe; v tapettes of verdours with crownes and roses paled blue and crymsyn; a sperver of ray velvet of the colours grene rede and white, conteignyng testour celour and valance of the same suyt, lined with busk and frenged with frenge of silk of divers colours, with ij syde curtyns and a fote curtyn of sarsinet chaungeable; an other sperver of velvet white and blue, conteignyng testour celour valance and counterpointe of the same, lyned with blac bokeram and frenged with frenge of silk, and the valance of the sperver of velvet white and blue and parfourmed with white satyn; a paire of fustians of vj bredes and ij peire fustians either of v bredes; iiij peire of shetes of Holand clothe everiche of iiij bredes and v elles longe; xliiij yerdes of rede sarsinett for divers curtyns and ij hedeshetes either of ij bredes and ij elles longe, 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 said Piers Courteys for deliveree of the said stuff direct,

Federbedde: A grete bedde with a bolster therunto stuffed with downe; tapettes other wise called costeringes, v of verdours with crownes and rooses paled blue and crymsyn; spervers, oon of ray velvet of the colours grene rede and white with curtyns of chaungeable sarsinet; oon of velvet white and blue with curtyns of sarsinet; fustians, a paire of vj bredes; ij peir of everiche of v bredes; shetes, iiij paire everiche of iiij bredes and v ell’ long; hedeshetes, either of ij bredes and ij elles long; sarsinet rede, xliiij yerdes for divers curtyns; rynges, di’ C of latone.

Delivered to make of a travas of grene sarsinett and ij curtyns for the Chapelle of my lady Duchesse of Bourgoingne at Coldherber whiche was lost there, by vertue of a warrant under the Kinges signet and signe manuelle bering date the xxiiij day of Juylle the said xx{ti} yere,

Sarsinett xiij yerdes di’ di’ quarter grene.
Delivered for the garnysshing of a chaier for oure saide Souverain Lorde the King garnyssht with riban of silk and gold and gilt nayles, by vertue of the saide warrant bering date the xxiiij day of Juylle the said xx{ti} yere,

Riban of silk and gold j unce; nailles gillt, CC smalle.
Delivered for to make of vj paire of blankettes, white wollen clothe xviij yerdes; white threde j unce.

Delivered to make of a grete paire of fustians of vj bredes, and vj paire of fustians everiche of iiij bredes and iij yerdes and iij quarters longe except ij yerdes lakking alle,

Viij hole peces of fustiane except ij yerdes in alle.
Delivered for the conveying and trussing of ix worthy gentilwomen, embroudered,

Busk xxx elles.
Delivered unto Piers Wratone yoman of the beddes within the moost honourable household of oure said Souverain Lorde the King whan he went to the Grace Dieu and from thens to Caunterbury,

Shetes of Holand clothe: a paire of iij bredes; a paire of ij bredes.
Delivered also to the Coldherber ayenst the commyng thider of my lady Duchesse of Bourgoine for the apparaillyng of the logeing there, di’ C grete crochettes CC myddel crochettes and iiij C smalle crochettes, and for th’apparaillyng of the Erber ayenst the commyng thider of th’ ambassiatours of Bourgoingne, C crochettes of the leest assise CCC tapethokes and CC tentourhokes,

Crochettes, di’ C of the moost assise; CC of the myddel assise; D of the leest assise; tapethokes CCC; tentour hokes CC.


For the Office off the Roobes Within the Moost Honorable Household of Oure Said Souverain Lorde the Kyng.

To oure said Souverain Lorde the Kyng. A longe gowne made of blue clothe of gold uppon satyn grounde emaylled, and lyned with grene satyne; a doublet made of blac satyne lyned with Holand clothe and busk; and ij elles of busk and di’ elle of Holand clothe for lynyng of other doublettes; a demy gowne made of tawny velvett lyned with blac damask; a demy gowne made of blac velvet lyned with purpulle satyne; a demy gowne of grene velvet lyned with blac damask; and iiij tipettes made of blac velvett; and over this other stuff necessarie, as sloppes of divers leder; shoon of divers leder; patyns of leder; Coleyn threde delivered into the Tailloury for taillours to lyne arras and verdours with, and a lb’ of threde delivered into the Skynnery for the skynners to wirk with, by vertue of a warrant under the signet of oure said Souverain Lord the Kinges armes signed with his owne handes bering date the xj day of May in the xx{ti}yere of the mooste noble reigne of oure said Souverain Lorde the Kyng unto the saide Piers Curteys by oure said Souverain Lordes highnesse for deliveree of the saide stuff directe.

Velvet, xxiij yerdes di’ of divers colours; blue cloth of gold, x yerdes di’ uppon satyne grounde emayled; blac damask, xij yerdes; satyn xxij yerdes and a quarter of divers colours; Holand clothe, ij elles; busk, iij elles; threde, ij lb’ colen, di’ lb’ white, j lb’ of threde for skynners; sloppes, ij paire of Spanyssh leder not lyned, a paire of Spaynyssh leder lined with clothe, j payre of blac leder lyned; a paire of blac leder not lyned; shoon, a paire of Spaynyssh leder sengle soled and not lined; ij paire of blac leder sengle soled and not lined; patyns, j paire of blac leder.

To oure saide Souverain Lorde the Kyng to have into th’office of his Roobes within his mooste honorable household divers stuff by vertue of a warrant undre the Kinges signe manuelle and signet bering date the second day of Juyn the xx{ti} yere of the moost noble reigne of oure said Souverain Lorde the King unto the saide Piers Curteys direct for the deliveree of the said stuff,

Blac velvet, a yerde for lynyng of ij paire sloppes of Spaynyssh leder and of divers botews; botews, a paire botews unto the knee of blac leder; a pair above the knee of blac leder; v paire of Spaynyssh tawny leder; a paire of blue leder; sloppes, ij paire lined with blac velvet, a paire of tawny Spaynyssh leder, viij pair of Spaynyssh leder not lined; shoone, iij pair of Spaynyssh ledder sengle soled, ij paire of by yond see leder sengle soled; patyns, j pair of leder.

To oure said Souverain Lorde the Kyng, a demy gowne of purpulle velvet, double sett with grene sarsinette; a jaket of blue clothe of gold emayled not lined, and oon elle di’ of Holand clothe for to make of necessarie thinges for the Kynges medicyns, by vertue of a warrant undre the Kinges signe manuelle and signet bering date the xix day of Juyl in the xx{ti} yere of the moost noble reigne of oure said Souverain Lorde the Kyng unto the saide Piers Courteys direct for deliveree of the said stuff,

Velvet purpulle, vj yerds di’ double sett; cloth of gold emayled, ij yerdes blue; sarsinett, iij yerdes grene; Holand clothe j elle di’.

To oure saide Souverayne ij doublettes of blac satyne; a longe gowne of blac velvett lined with tawny damask; a demy gowne of grene velvet chaungeable lined with blac sarsinette; a longe gowne of white damask furrid with fyne sables; a doublet of purpulle satyn and a doublet of crymsyn velvet both lined with Holand clothe and interlined with busk; ij stomachers of blac satyn; half a yerde of blac velvet for lynyng of ij paire of sloppes; xxiiij shertes of Holand clothe; xxiiij brest coverchieffes of Holand clothe; and xlviij handcoverchieffes of Holand clothe; an ostriche feder; ij paire hosen of puke; iiij paire sokkes of fustian and a paire of hunting spurres parcelle gilt; ij paire of sloppes lined with velvet, blac; iiij paire of slippers; a paire of botews of blac leder doubled soled above the knee; iij paire of botews of blac leder above the knee; a paire of botews of blac leder; a paire of botews above the knee of rede Spaynyssh leder; a paire of botews of tawny leder; a paire of shoon of Spaynyssh leder; ij paire shoon of tawny leder; a paire of shoon of blac leder double soled; a paire of shoon double soled not lined; and iiij paire of shoon blac leder sengle soled; by vertue of a warrant undre the Kynges signe manuelle and signette bering date the xxiiij{ti} day of Juyll in the xx{ti} yere of the mooste noble reigne of oure said Souverain Lorde the Kyng unto the saide Piers Courteys directed for the deliveree of the said stuff,

Velvett, xxij{ti} yerdes of divers colours; damask of silk, xx yerdes and iij quarters di’ of divers colours; satyn of silk, ix yerdes and iij quarters of divers colours; sarsinett blac, iiij yerdes; Holand clothe Cix elles; busk, iij elles; sable bakkes, vj tymbre di’ xiiij; ostriche feder, j; hunting spurres, j paire parcelle gilt; sloppes, ij paire lyned with blac velvett; slippers, iij paire; botews, a paire above the knee of blac leder double soled; iij paire of blac leder above the knee; j paire of blac leder; a paire of rede Spaynyssh leder above the knee; a paire of Spaynyssh leder tawny; shoone, a paire of Spaynyssh leder. ij paire of tawny leder, a paire of blac leder double soled, a paire of double soled not lined, iiij paire of blac leder sengle soled; hosen, ij paire of puke; sokkes, iiij paire of fustiane.

To oure saide Souverayn Lorde the Kyng a longe gowne of grene velvet upon velvet tisshue cloth of gold, and a longe gowne of white velvet upon velvet tisshue cloth of gold, both gownes lined with blac satyn; j unce and a quarteron of grene threde for the same; a doublet of blac satyn lined with Holand clothe and busk, and to have of divers thinges necessarie as more plainly apperith in the utter margyne by vertue of a warrant undre the Kinges signet and signe manuelle bering date the vj{the} day of August the xx{ti} yere of the moost noble reigne of oure said Souverain Lord the King unto the saide Piers Courteys direct,

Tisshue clothe of gold, xxj yerdes di’ of grene and white velvet upon velvet; satyn blac, xxvj yerdes; threde grene, j unce j quarteron; Holand clothe, j elle j q’; laces of silk, xiiij laces of riban of silk; pointes of silk, viij dosen; riban of silk, vij yerdes brode riban for girdels; shetes of Holand cloth, a paire of iij bredes; blankettes, a paire; hosen, ij paire; bonettes, ij; gloves xviij paire; brusshes, iij of heth.

To oure said Souverayn Lorde the Kyng a demy gowne of grene velvet and a gowne of grene damask, bothe gownes lyned with blac satyn, ij tipettes of blac velvet, ij hattes vj bonettes, by vertue of a warrant undre the Kinges signet and sign manuelle bering date xvij day of August in the xx{ti} yere of the mooste noble reigne of oure said Souverain Lorde the Kyng unto the saide Piers Courteys for the deliveree of the said stuff directe,

Velvet, vj yerdes j quart’ of divers colours; damask, vj yerdes grene; satyn, xj yerdes di’; hattes ij; bonettes vj.

To oure said Souverain Lorde the King a loose gowne of purpulle velvet double sette lined with blac satyn, a doublet of blac satin made and lined accordingly with a base of a jaket and a stomacher, both of blac satyn; a loose gowne of purpul clothe of gold upon satin grounde furred with ermyns; a loose gowne of velvet upon velvet blac clothe of gold furrid with ermyns; a streite gowne of crymsyn clothe of gold uppon satyn grounde lined with blac satyn, and a doublet of blac satyn; a pane of scarlet furrid with used ermyns di’ yerde of purpul velvet forto lyne with an hatt by the bordure; a paire of long spurres parcelle gilt. Delivered also unto Richard Andrew hosier iij yerdes and iij quarters puke forto make of iij paire of hosen, and to have into the said office of the Roobes within our saide Souverain Lordes the King moost honourable household the parcels of stuff ensuying, that is to say, iiij paire of shetes of Brusselle clothe everiche of ij bredes; iiij hattes of wolle; viij bonettes; a groos pointes of sylk of divers colours; xxiiij laces of silk of divers colours; viij yerdes di’ brode riban of silk for girdels; and xij combe coverchieffes everiche of an elle of Holand clothe,

Scarlet xij yerdes; puke, iij yerdes iij q’; ermyns, vj tymbre di’, xvj bakkes newe xxxjj tymbre bakkes used; velvet double sett, v yerdes; pouderinges, iij M CCC iiij{xx} x; clothe of golde ix yerdes di, uppon satin grounde purpulle and crymysy; tisshue cloth of gold, iiij yerdes di’ blac velvet upon velvet; satyne blac, xvj yerdes and a naille; Holand clothe, xix elles di’; busk, an elle; shetes of Brusselle cloth, iiij paire of ij bredes; spurres, a paire longe parcelle gilt; hattes iiij of wolle; bonettes viij; pointes, a groos of silk of divers colours; laces xxiiij of silk of divers colours; brode riban, viij yerdes di’ of silk.

To oure saide Souverayn Lorde the Kyng to have into the office of his Roobes within his moost honourable householde; a clooke maade of blac chamelet lyned with blac clothe, and the cape lyned with blac velvet; ij tipettes made of blac velvet; ij par’ of grene hosen and ij paire of hosen of blac puke. And to have of divers stuff necessarie into the said office for the store and were of oure said Souverain Lorde the King the parcels of stuff hereafter named, that is to witt, vj brusshes of hethe; di’ lb’ of white threde; di’ lb’ of Bruges threde; ij paire of botews sengle above the knee of Spaynyssh leder and tawny leder; ij paire of botews of Spaynyssh rede leder; a paire of blac botews sengle above the knee; iij paire of sloppes of tawny leder and Spaynysshe leder; iij paire of sloppes of rede Spaynyssh leder of divers sortes; a paire of sloppes of blac leder not lined; a paire of sloppes of blue Spaynysshe leder not lined; and a paire of sloppes of tawny Spaynyssh leder lined with velvett; iiij paire of shoon of blac leder of divers sortes; and ij paire of shoon of Spaynyssh leder double soled of divers sortes; a paire of shetes of Brusselle clothe for foteshetes of ij bredes; a paire of botews of blac leder double soled above the knee,

Blac clothe, iiij yredes; blac velvet, ij yerdes and iij q’; chamelett, xvj yerdes di’ quarter parcelle of a pece cont’ xvij yerdes di’; hosen, ij paire grene, ij paire blac puke; brushes, vj of heth; threde, di’ bl’ white, di’ lb’ blue Bruges; botews of divers leders and divers sortes, ij paire sengle soled above the kne of Spaynyssh leder and tawny leder; ij paire of rede Spaynyssh leder; a paire of blac sengle soled above the knee; j pair of blac leder double soled above the knee; sloppes of divers leders and divers sortes, iij paire of tawny leder and Spaynyssh leder; iij paire of rede Spaynyssh leder of divers sortes, a paire of blac leder not lined; a pair of blue Spaynyssh leder not lined, a paire of tawny Spaynyssh leder lined with velvet; shoon of divers leders and of divers sortes, iiij paire of blac leder of divers sortes, and ij paire of Spaynyssh leder double soled of divers sortes; shetes, j par’ of ij bredes of Brusselle clothe; bootes, a paire of rede Spaynyssh leder, a paire of tawny Spaynyssh leder, a paire of blac leder.

Delivered for the coveryng and garnysshing of vj of the Bookes of oure said Souverain Lorde the Kinges, that is to say, oon of the Holy Trinitie, oon of Titus Lyvius, oon of the Gouvernal of Kinges and Princes, a Bible, a Bible Historialle, and the vj{the} called Frossard.

Velvet, vj yerdes cremysy figured; corse of silk, ij yerdes di’ and a naille blue silk weying an unce iij q’ di’; iiij yerdes di’ di’ quarter blac silk weying iij unces; laces and tassels of silk, xvj laces; xvj tassels, weying to gider vj unces and iij q’; botons, xvj of blue silk and gold; claspes off coper and gilt, iij paire smalle with roses uppon them; a paire myddelle, ij paire grete with the Kinges armes uppon them; bolions coper and gilt, lxx; nayles gilt, CCC.