Part V: Letters 125 through 150

125
Christus 1486

Ryght worshipfull Sir I recommaunde me unto you like it you to witte that [I] purveid at my beyng in Holond samon of the Mase of the whech all is not comyn but sithen it is so that I have but on furkyn comyn I send it to you be Thomas Bernard servaunte wt John Reynold mercer to delyver you prayng you that it will plese you for opon it and take out thereof on the on half for yourself & that other half that it will plese you to put sum pese of wode in the seyd furkyn because of bressyng of the fyshe that shall be left therin that other half & that it may be sent to my Jone & this letter therwithe ether be carte of any go to Leyc1 or elles by the carears of Derby that they may cary it upon horsbake2 & that I besech ys in as yely hast as may be plese it ye to understond that Will Cely told me that ye had no knowlege from me for payment of the xxli of your curtesy delyvered unto Will Lemster my servaunte to my gret marvel Sir ye shal be acertened for treuth contynent upon the knowlege of your curtesy and kynd delyng to me of the seid xxli I made xxli be exchaunge and sent ye the letter of payment with a pronosticacion & an almynake of the makyng of master John Laste & this I sent ys all bounden & seled togeder be Will Drynklow & sithen Will Cely told me I delyverd unto hym the seconde letter of payment to send over unto ye like as I have writen to ye in a letter sent over at Shorttfyd the wheche I truste ye have receyved. Item if my other samon hade comyn I entended to have done other but I pray to excuse to my good marsters that it is no better howbeit it swam sith Candlemasse Will Cely can tell you mor than I dar writ. Jhesu kepe you Writ at Calles the xij day of Marche.

your Wylliam Dalton.

Addressed: To the worshippful George Cely merchaunt of the staple dwellyng in Marke Lane so it dd.
Londz.

  1. Dalton’s mother lived at Leicester. Perhaps Jone was his wife.
  2. Packhorses, the more usual method of carrying goods.

126
Rychard Cely the younger
This and the following Letter belong to 1487, a year of the appearance of the Sweating Sickness possibly referred to in the latter. The two Letters are about the same date.

Riught welbelovyd brother I recomend me unto yow & and to my syster hyt ys so that her ys Dodlays mane the bochar of Eschepe and I hawe pdhym aull the mony that I hawhe zeyt I how hym xxxiijs iiijd wheche I pray yow pay hym and send me a nobyll be Tomas Wade the iij oxsyn for the margett comys to xxxvs that ys xvs xxd a paye at my comyng a Wednysday I wantt a lyttyll fardell wt ij craddyll clothys a tyn basson wt oder geyr zeffe hytt hapyd to be layd yowr bott I troste hytt wylbe saffe I wndyrstonde be Adlynton at Mydwyntter ys com God ryd ws of hym. Send me a byll of yowr mynd I pray yow.

per Rychard Cely.
B. e. xiij

De hac litera allocatur per auditorem vjs viijd

B. e. xiij

Memorandum quod scrutetur bene pro istis xxxiijs iiijd solvendis et inquiratur utrum solvantur per Georgium Cely vel non.

Dodlay de Estchepe per Ryc. Cely.
Addressed To my brother George Cely.

On the Dorse: Broder I recomawnd be unto yow and to my.

B. e. xiij. xiij.


127
Rychard Cely the younger
Ruight welbelovyd brother I recomend me unto yow and my syster in as hartty whysse as I can Syr I hawe ressayvyd a letter be Adlynton he brynges you the same I wndyrstond hyt ryught welle &c. I longe for to heyr how ze havhe pwrwhayed for Wylliam Mydwynter zeffe I had spockyn wt yow er ze zeyd to London whe myght a made a cli wt my brother Awheray Syr I pray yow macke hym a byll in bothe hour namys of hys mony to pay hym at Brogys as ze & he cane agre for he had never the byll at ze tecke me ze remembyr whe hade xlli at howr comynge and I hade xxli more wheyr of zeyde xijli and mor for carryayge of wholl I pray yow macke hys byll of lxli ster: Syr I whowde awysse my syster & yow to com agayne into Essex for I wndyrstonde thay dy sor in London.

per yowr brother
Rychard Cely.
Addressed: Unto my brother George Cely at London in Martte Lane.

On the Dorse:

 

Payments for Malens1 the last day of August Anno iiijxx vij
Item for xxiiij akers ad ixd ob le aker nettis and all…. ….xixs viijd
Item for breke to elles…. ….xxs
Item delyverd to my wiffe to Speryng for the Margett…. ….xxxs
  1. Molands, George’s Essex property.

128
Jhesu Mliiijciiijxxvij
Ryght worschyppppffull Syrs and my reverent masters aftyr all dew recommendacyon precedyng I lowly recommend mee unto yowre masterschyppes Fyrdyr more plese hytt yowre masterschyppes to understond that I hawe receyved of John Delowppys uppon payment of the byll the whych ys sent to me be Adlynton but iijc li fl: wherof I hawe payd to Gnyott Strabant iiijxxiiijli vjs. vjd fl: Item I hawe made yow ower be exchaunge wt Benyngne Decasonn lomberd an c iiijxx nobulles ster: payabull at usuance I delyverd hit at xjs ijd ob. fl. le nobull hit amounteth–clixvijs vjd fl: Item I hawe made yowre ower be exchaunge yn lyke wysse wt Jacob van de Base iiijxxix nobulles & vjs ster: payabull at London at usaunce yn lyke wyse I delyverd hit at xjs ijd fl. for every nobull ster: hit amounteth fl.–lli fl. and the rest of yowere iijc le. remayns styll by me for I can make yow over no more at thys seson for here is no moo that wyll take any mony as yett. And mony goyth but nemyng grotes, crownys, Andrew gylders & reynysche gylders and the exchaunge toyth ever the lenger warsse and wars Item Syr I send yow enclossyd yn thys sayd letter the ij fyrst letters of the payment of the exchaunge above wrytten Benynge Decasonns letter ys dredctyd to Gabryell Defuye & Petyr Sanly Geneways & Jacob van de Base ys derectyd to Anthony Corsy & Marcy Strossy spaynardes yn Lomberd Strete yee schall here of them &c. Item Syr John Lowppys long sore aftyr yowre comyng that he myght mak a bergeyne wt yow for yowre wulles he desyryth to hawe ij sarplers to prove hytt bee tyll yowre masterschyppes come he sayth yee schall be to far owte of the weye wt owte yee gree & bergeyne togeder Syr hytt ys well don that ye tak yowr markett betyme for diversse consederacions &c allsoo the margett wax very slack here &c. Item Syr plese hyt yowre masterschyppys to understond that I hawe sold yowre felles to Joacob Gyesbryghtson & John Doo of Dellf sum vijc the res. . . reffewce prys le c xvj nobulles vs ster: summ xxxixli. . . the whych to be pd be a byll of ther handdes yn thys bam . . . Item Syr as tochyng the iijc li. fl. receyved be me now of be Joh[n Lowpys] I hawe wrytten hytt uppon the byll bye me scy. . . how be hitt John sayth be hys boke thys byll ys pd owte & mor to ffor he sayth ther was pd yow in Ynglond be Allvard uppo the same byll the vj day of Apryll clvjli xvijs vjd fl. besyde the lli ster: tak up of Alverd at xs ixd but he sayth at yowre comyng yee and he schall close that rekenyng And Syr I promysyd hym to a delyverd hym ij sarplers of yor wull tyll yowr comyng and he schuld mak mee a byll payabull at yowre plessyrs for the same at the pryce of the place but Syr I can nott hawe yowre wull yett awarddyd for I hawe doo cast owte a sarpler the whych ys poyntyd be the lefftenaunte to be casten owte to wardd the sortt by as the ordenaunce ys now made that the lefftenaunte schall poynt the warddyng sarplers of every mans wull the whych sarpler that I hawe casten owte ys no xxiiij and theryn ys found be Wylliam Smyth paker a lx myddyll flessys and hyt ys a very gruff wull and soo I hawe causyd Wylliam Smyth prevely to caste owte anoder sarpler no viij for thys last sarpler ys fayr wull I nowzth and therfor I muste understond how many be of that sortte and the nombyr of the [sic] for they must be pakkyd agayne hytt ys a very reddleyr and grett flesys &c. Item Syr yff yowre masterschypps hawe pd yowre marke of the sarpler I pray yow send me the warant from the solyster that hytt myght be deductyd uppon yowre custom & subsede here &c. No more unto yowre masterschyppes at thys tyme but allmyghty Jhesu preserve & kepe yow and all yowres long yn goode helth and prossperyte for allmyghty God resettythe sore here yn Callez and the marchys wt thys grett plage of syckness1 that rayneth I beseche of Hys mercy to serce hytt Wrytten at Callez the xij jor de September.

per yowre servaunte
Wylliam Cely.
Syr the brynger of thys letter ys John Saunders.

Addressed: To my ryght worschyppfull mastyrs Richard and George Cely merchauntes of the stappel of Callez at London yn Martt Lane so ytt dd:

  1. Was this the sweating sickness, the disease peculiarly fatal to Englishmen?

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Jhesu MliiijCiiijxxvij
Ryght worschyppffull Syr and my reverent mastyrs aftyr all dew recommendacion precedynge I lowly recommend mee unto yowre masterschyppes Fydyr more plese hytt yowre masterschyppys to understond that I hawe receyved yowr letter datyd at London the fyrst day of September be the tenour ther I understond yowre masterschyppes hath tak up be exchaunge of John Raynold mercer lxli ster: payabull the xxv day of thys month & of Deago Decastron spaynard odyr lxli ster; payabull the xxvj day of the same month the whych schall be both content at the day and as for mastyr Lewys More lomberd ys pd and I hawe a byll hys atorney ys a wranglyng felow he wold non odyr mony but nemyng grotes &c. Item Syr I understond be yowr sayd letter that yowr masterschyppes hath receyved noo wrytyng from mee syns Addlynton was here wherof I marvell for I wrate ij letters to yow whyle I was at Bruges specyfying the divers matters of Flaunders the ton was sent from Callez be Jamys Jarfford mercer the toder be Peryman pakker of Clyfte1 wulles he ys logyd at the Crosse Keye2 Syr I hawe ben at Callez thys ix days and abowte the latter endd of thys weke I purpose to Brugewardde agayne and I leve Thomas Colton & Roberd Hubberd atorneys tyll I come and I schall leve wt Thomas Colton vjli fls: for yowre masterschypp yff ye com and as for yowre black box I leve hytt wt Thomas Graunger Syr as for goyng to Flaundyrs ys goode I nowyth as yett but all the jebardy ys yn comyng home for and yff owre men of war take ther fyscher as I feyr they wyll ther wyll be many Englysche men stoppyd yn Flaundyrs and allsoo the towne of Donkyrk ys nott content and that wee schall well know yff soo be that they mete wt any merchauntes of substaunce and Syr as for a lettyr of atorney under the stappell sell I can hawe non wt owte I bryng a letter of atorney from yowre masterschypes owte of Inglond for yowre masterschypes hath been at Callez diversse tymes syns I was entryd yowr atorney wherfor yowr presence hath deffetyd that entre and a lettyr of atorney ys nedfull now at thys tyme. Item Syr receyved of John Saunders a letter wheryn enclossyd ij letters of payment one of Benygne Decason derectyd to Gabryell Desurte & Peter Sauly genovo. . . conteynyng lxlister: Item Anoder letter of Jacob van de Base derectyd to Anthony Corsy & Marcy Strossy spaynarddes conteynyng xxixli ster: &c. Item Syr yowre wull ys awarddyd be the sarpler that I cast owte last &c. Item Syr this same day yowre masterschypp ys alectyd & apoyntyd here be the Courtt oon of the xxviij the whych schall asyste the mayer of the stappel now at thys parliament tyme where som ever hytt be holden and to labore sarten matters for the place wherof ys ynstruccyons sent to the mayer be wryttyng &c. Item Syr I send yow enclossyd yn thys letter a byll of the copy of John Delowppys boke of syche parcelles as he sayth he hath pd to see yff yowre rekenyng and hys agree. No more unto yowre masterschypp at thys tyme but allmyghty Jhesu preserve yow Wrytten at Callez the xviij jor de September.

per yowre servaunte
Wylliam Cely.
Addressed: To my ryght worschyppful master George Cely merchaunt of the stappell of Callez at London yn Martt Lane soo ytt dd:

On the Dorse, in a different handwriting (Rich. Cely’s?):

William Cely promysid to pay to…. John Reynolds Moer…. ….lxlist:
Dygo de Castro Spanyerd…. ….lxli ster:
takyn up by exchaunge of theym.
 

Item the seid William hath paid to the Attorney of Master Lewys de More his dutee & receyvid his bill.
Item delyverd to William Cely–

  • a letter of payment of Benygne Decason conteynyng lxli
  • a letter of payment of Jacob van de Base conteynyng xxixli xixs iiijd
  1. Probably Clive Cleeve, or Bishop’s Cleeve, in Gloucestershire.
  2. A house called ‘Causkey,’ probably the Cross Keys, stood at the corner of St. Nicholas and Great Friar Street, Calais.

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Jhesu Mliiijciiijxxvij
Ryght worschyppfull Syr and my reverent mastyrs afftyr all sew recomendacion preceding I lowly recomend me unto yowr masterschyppes Fyrdyr plese hytt yowr masterschyppys to understond that the world ys here nowe very caswell for ther ys many wayns laden wt Englysche mennys gooddys now arestyd at Ostend & at oder dyversse placys & noo gooddes may passe throw as yett noo ways for Englysch men hath taken many of ther fyscher men whych causeth here a grett rombur but wee understond as many as hath sengler safcondutes ther gooddes schall be delyverd & lett pass throw but as for the generall they wull nott obeye for they anull hytt saying that the Englysche schyppes forffetyd hytt when they departed owte of Selond1 they beyng under arest wherefor the generall standyth in non affecte and soo many as be here havyng noo sengler safcondute ar in jeberdy wherfor Syr I pray yow that I may hawe in as goodely haste as may be yowr letter atorney under seall autetyc that I may be yn asewerte be the menys of yowre safcondute as yowre aturney for safcondutes ar now put yn ure &c Item Syr as for yowr mony I hawe made ower as yett but xxxli ster: with John Etwell mercer at a xjs & iij monthys thys rombur causyth that noo man dar charge here no more as yett & as for heryng I hawe ben at Cam2 diversse tymes the roue ys at ixli xs & yett non to gett yn regard but ther ys wrack I nowzth & viijli the last & soo ther ys a schypp at Sclewce3 that goyth to Callez callyd Rumbold Wylliamson wherein I hawe leyd yow iiij last heryng iij wrack & on rooue the wrack cost viijli & the roue ixli the whych I trust to God schall come full well to Callez for Syr James Tyrrell4 hath gooddes in the same schyppe &c. Item Syr ther ys a grett rombur at Gaunt the cheyff of the town be com & fledd to Bruges I fere mee Gaunt wyll be Frensche schortly &c. No more unto yowre masterschyppes at thys tyme but allmyghty Jhesu preserve yow Wrytten at Bruges xxixth day of October.

per yowr servaunt
Wylliam Cely.
Addressed: To my worshyppfull mastyrs Rechard & George Cely merchauntes of the Stappell of Callez at London in Martt Lane

So itt dd:

  1. Zealand.
  2. Perhaps Cadsand.
  3. Sluys.
  4. Sir James Tyrrell, a trusted servant to Edward IV., Richard III., and Henry VII. Executed 1502 for conspiracy with the Earl of Suffolk, and alleged to be guilty of the murder of Edward V. and the Duke of York.

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Jhesu Mliiijciiijxxvij
Ryght worschyppfull Syrs and my reverent mastyrs afftyr all dew recommendacion precedyng I lowly recommend me unto yowre masterschyppis Fyrddyr more plese hytt yowre masterschyppis to understond that I am comon to Callez yn saffte thanckyd be allmyghty Godd for I was never yn soo grett jebardy comyng owte of Flaundyrs yn my lyffe for men awarre lyinge be the waye waytyng for Englysche men & alsoo I and my cumpany was arestyd ij days at Dunckyrke1 but for Syr Jamys Tyrrells sak wee were lett goo & soo syr the world goyth marvyllyusly in Flaundyrs now for hytt ys open warre betwyxte Gaunte & the Kynge of the Romayns & syr as for makyng over of yowre mony syns thys trubull begonn I cowde nott mak over a peny savyng an xlviijli st: wherof I schall send you the bylles at the nexte passage but Syr John Delowppis schewyd mee at my departyng that I schuld wryte unto yowr mesterschyppis to understond wheder there schall be any jebardy to bryng warys owte of the est partyes yn to Ynglond now from hensforth or nott as he supposyth that acte of the contrary schall be put yn susspence for dyversse causys wherfor syr he avysyth yow to bestowe yowre mony yn grosse warys now betymys at thys Barow martt yn sych warys as yowre mastyrschyppis thynckyth wyll be best at London wheder hytt be in madder wax or fustyans but I trow hytt for yore masterschyppis & schyppyd hyt yn spaynysch schyppis yn hys owne name for John Delowppis & hee ar purposyd be bye as myche madder to send yn to Ynglond and yff soo be that hit fallyth to puffe ther wyll be goode doon uppon madder yff hytt be bowght betymes & John Delowppis sayth yff yowre masterschyppis wyll he wull bestowe yowre mony as well as hys owne & he sayth that that ys the best ways to make over yowre mony for the exchaunge ys ryght nowght. No more unto yowre mastyrschyppis at thys tyme but Allmyghty Jhesu preserve yow Wrytten at Callez the xix day of November.

per yowre servaunte
Wylliam Cely.
Addressed: To my ryght worschyppffull mastyrs Richard and George Cely merchauntes of the Stappell of Callez at London yn Mart Lane.

So yit dd:

  1. Dunkirk.

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Jhesu Mliiijciiijxxvij
Ryght worschyppfull Syrs and my reverent mastyrs aftyr all dew recommendacion hadd I lowly recomend me unto yowr mastyrschyppys &c. Item Syr plese hytt yowre mastyrschyppys to understond that I sent unto yowr masterschyppis be Wylliam Smyth wull packer a letter where yn was enclossyd ij letters of payment the whyche I truste yee hawe receyved & syr as for all oder thynges ys as yowr mastyrschypp lefftte whych I thyncke ye schall nott repent for I fere me of Flaundyrs hytt staundyth marvelyusly wt Bruges for the worschyffull merchauntes of the town hadd lever than myche goode they were owte of the town for they loke every owre when the comens of the town schall ryse and rewle agaynst the Romayns kynge for they hawe ben upp onys or twyse allredy but they hawe ben pesyd be fayr menys and the kynge lyeth styll yn Bruges and wold hawe the gydyng of the town but the Comyns wyll nott suffur hym and soo he hath sent Phelypp Mounsyr1 & the byschopp of Luke3 they ben taken prisoners & leyd yn the castell of Slewce & lyeth styll there and hath doon thys iij wekes and not lyckly to come schorttly wt they mych mony for ther rannsom. Item Syr my lordd of sent Jonys4 comaundyth hym harttly unto yowr masterschyppys & he sayth he longe sore to see yow and hys mynd was for to aben yn Ynglond long or thys but the Danys5 ar on the see & every day afore Callez hawen wherffor hee dar nott aventure to take passage Syr my lord sayth he marvell that ye wryte hym noo letters he sayth had noo word from yowr mastyrschyppis syns he departed owte of Ynglond wherfor he feryth hym yee schuld tak som displesyr wt hym or wt som of hys. Item Syr thys same day ys oon com from Bruges and he sayth ther ys an ymbassett sent from Bruges & from Ipur6 unto Gaunte for to make the pesee betwyxte the Kyng of Romayns & them whyche ys thowzte they schall conclude & that doon ther schall an imbasett com from thens yn to Ynglond yn as possybull hast as may be to make a goode pese as I trust to Godd schall be who ever preserve yow Wrytten at Callez the xxij day of Janevere.

Be yowr servaunte
Wylliam Cely.
Addressed: To my right worschyppfull mastyrs Rechard and George Cely merchauntes of the Stappell of Callez at London in Martt Lane do ytt dd:

  1. Philippe, fifth son of Louis I. of Savoy, who succeeded as Philippe II. in 1496 and died in 1497. In his younger days, being without any lands, he was known merely as Philippe Monsieur, and served both France and Burgundy.
  2. Liège. Jean IX. de Horn, who succeeded the murdered Louis de Bourbon.
  3. Sluys.
  4. Sir John Weston.
  5. There had been more or less maritime war with the Danes, partly owing to disputes about the Iceland trade. Peace was formally concluded in 1489 (Rymer, xii. 374).
  6. Ypres.

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JhesuMliiijciiijxxvij
Ryght worschyppffyll Syrs and my reverent mastyrs aftyr all dew recommendacion precedyng I lowly recommend me unto yowre mastyrschyppys Fyrdyr more plese hytt yowre mastyrschyppes to understond that I hawe receyved yowre letter datyd at London the xviij day of Jenyvere the whych I doo well underston and as tochyng John Delowppys I hawe wrytten hym acordyng to the tenour of yowr letter but the ceson ys syche at Bruges now that noo man there hath noo leyser to goo abowght any thynges perteynynge merchaundyse for viij dais longe the gates of Bruges were schytt & noo man sufferyd to com yn nor owte & evyr syns Candyll messe evyn all the comoners of Bruges hath ben yn harnesse & kepe the markett place & they hawe sett the Kyng of Romayns owte of hys place & put all hys men from hym & kepeth hym under ward but they saye they wyll doo hym noo bodyly hurtt and they hawe taken diversse that were rewlers abowte hym whych men thyncke they hawe or schall suffer deth & many of hys lorddys ben fledd and the cheyffe rewlers of Gaunte be com to Bruges and soo they wyll playnly hawe pese wt Fraunce and to be under the abesaunce of the Kynge of Fraunce yff the town of Bruges wold be agreabull to the samee but as yett they be nott agreed amongyst hemsellfe wherfor they hawe sent ynto Braband & ynto Holond & Selond that everyche of thes contreys doo send to Bruges serten wysemen wt full auctoryte of ther contrey for to coomen & talke wt the Gauntnersse & them and thay maye take syche wayes & conclucion amongyst them as they can dryve be reson moste benyffycyall for them & ther contreys but they ar utterly determenyd that the Romayns Kynge schall rewle noo longger amongyste them for all redy they hawe dischargyd all the old wytt1 of Bruges for the whych was sett yn be the Kyng and made a new wytt and they seye that they wyll hawe the quoynz2 sett doun agayne and soo they of Bruges sayth all schall be well schorttly but hytt ys onlyckly the imbassettors that schuld acomen yn to Ynglond beth fledd to Slewce. Item Syr I hawe receyved anoder letter from yow datyd at London the x day of Fevere the whych I hawe well understond and as tochyng makyng over of mony at Bruges be exchaunge or oder wayis of conveyaunce yn redy mony or fyne gold ther can be none tell thys hete be over for every man ys yn harnesse yn the markett place and soo ys John Delowppis & Gomers Desers bothe. And Syr as for the payment of the nexte halffe zere ys wages at the vj day of Apryll I truste & putt noo dowttes yn hytt. Yowre wulles schall be owte of the town or any purveyaunce or provysion schalbe made for payment therof for John Delowppis man ys here at Callez redy to receyve hytt as sone as he heryth they be at a conclucyon at Bruges wythyn viij or x days wee schall knowe at the uttrest what weye they of Bruges wyll take for they hawe denayed them of Gaunte diversse of ther desyrys &c. Syr the saynges ys that the quoyns schall be sett down at Bruges & yff it soo be hytt were best yowre mastyrschyppes taryed yn makyng ower of yowre monys for hytt ys now at to owtreages losse the ryall ys wurth xxs fl. & all oder goldds after the rate and as for new grottes ar wurth vijd a pese yn Bruges now &c. Syr wt the next passage I schall wryte yowre masterschyppys syche newes as I can here &c. No more unto yowre mastyrschyppis at this tyme but allmyghty Jhesu preserve yow Wrytten at Callez the xix day of Fevere.

per yowre servaunte
Wylliam Cely.
Addressed: To my ryght worschyppfull mastyrs Rechard & George Cely merchauntes of the Stappell of Callez at London yn Martt Lane so ytt dd.

  1. Magistracy. See Introduction.
  2. Cunnagium, mint.

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Jhesu Mliiijciiijxxvij
Ryght worschyppffull Syr and myn especyall good mastyr wt all dew recomendacion had I umbly recomend mee unto yowr good mastyrschypp, Fyrdyr plese hytt yowre good mastyrschypp to understond that I have receyved be Thomas Graungers servaunte your letter datyd at London the ijth day of Marche the whych I hawe well understond and as towhyng the matter betwyxte yowr mastyrschypp & Sybson I hawe nott as yett spooken wt John Hubbard theroff but wt yn thys ij days I wyll goo to Guynesse1 & speke wt hym therfor and I dowght nott all the favour that hys mastyr and hym both can doo yn that matter or yn any oder agaynst hym I know hytt well yowr mastyrschypp schall hawe hytt and syr for the quetaunce that Sybson made to Wylliam Strycke of Sentrycasse2 I hawe nott yett seyn hytt but I spake wt Stryck hys wyffe here at markett and sche sayd her husband hathe a quytaunce of Sybson the whych I schall see whan I com theder wheroff I schall send yowr mastyrschypp the copy schorttly and tydynges how ze schall spede yn that matter. Syr as for tydynges owte of Flaunders they contenow styll yn myscheyff lycke as I hawe wrytten yow yn my last letter be on Thomas Spycer of the north contrey save on Satterday last was beheddyd at Bruges the lordd Dugell & moo ys lyk to be schorttly they surmysyd a matter uppon John Delowppys but he hath stoppyd them wt mony & soo syche men as beth of any substaunce yn Bruges feryth thys rekenyng and diversse of them stelyth dayly aweye and goyth to Myddelborow3 yn Selond for they fere the end wyll be nawght whych I pray allmyghty Jhesu amend hytt whoo evyr presyrve yow Wrytten at Callez the xij day of Marche.

per yowre servaunte
Wylliam Cely.
Addressed: To my ryght worschyppfull mastyr George Cely merchaunte of the Stappell of Callez at London yn Martt Lane soo ytt dd:

  1. Guines.
  2. St. Tricaise, now St. Tricat, in the Calais Pale.
  3. Middleburgh in Zealand.

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Jhesu
F.1
Vendz the viijt day of Fevverell unto Petter Johnsun of Dellff1 and hys felischip of your saide Rychard celed iijMlixclxxj Cotteswold felles perfayed at xiiijMl c. sold for xiiijs apon every c xxvs iiijd fl. for a pond sterlyng. Summa of sterlyng money therof xxxixli xs st: Summa therof in Flymech money lli vjd fl. Rest cliijli xs iiijd st.: after xxiiijs Summa therof in Flemech money c iijxxiijli vd fl. . . . . . . . .iijcxxxiijlixjd fl.
F.2
Item for castyng and settyng of ijMl felles of your brothur Rychard Celys. . . . . . . .vjd
F.3
Paid to Roabard Solle for brogage of iijMlixc lxxj peltes of Rychard Celys the elder of every c. iiijd Summa xiijs iiijd Item for tellyng owt of the same, iiijd Item spent at Bargyn-makyng, ixd Item a fordell at tabull, iiijd left in the money after viijd on every j lb, vd. . . . . . . .xvsijd fl.
Item John Egengton wt Elderbecke wt Adam Moy wher it a dyned for to see the said felles for the merchauntes sayd it was Conyswaye2 and not Cotteswold felles. So spent apon them at wyne. . . . . . . .xijd
Item for seeing of a vc felles the wych the Holonders hayd schowt wt, for every c so sene, viijd, iijs iiijd. . . . .iijsvd ob.
Item for settyng of the felles of your faydes in the garett and sortyng som. . . . . . . .iiijd
 

Jhesu
F.4
Vendz the iiijt day of Fevverell unto Petter Johnsun of Dellff3 and is felischip of Wylliam Maryon ijMlvjcxxiiij pelles at xiiij nobles apon every c, xxvs iiijd fl. rest iiijxxxvijli ixs st. after xxiiijs Summa cxvs xd fl. . . . . . . . .cxvliijlixvs ijd fl.
F.5
Item for tellyng owt of ijMl vjc xxiiij pelles at iiijd Item for brogage of every c, iiijd, viijs ixd Item spent apon them at bargyn makyng vijd Item, a fardell at tabull, iiijd So lost iiijd. . . . . . . .xs iiijd
Item for seeing of ijc of the said felles be they pursars of felles xvjd. . . . . . . .xvjd
 

Money corent in Calles
F.6
Pd to Robard Byenan tresorur as by a byll doyth apere. . . . . . . .iiijli xjs ixd
Item for your wyene lawgh at tabull. . . . . . . .iiijs iiijd
Item your farewell. . . . . . . .xijd
Item ruff ottes. summa. . . . . . . .xxd
for horsse heed. . . . . . . .jd
Item to my ostes for you as by a byll may apere, sum. . . . . . . .xvjs xd
Item j loyod of heey. . . . . . . .ijs viijd
Item to John Borywell. . . . . . . .xxd
Item j looyd heey. . . . . . . .iijs
Item for schowyng of your horsse. . . . . . . .vjd
F.7
Item I dyscharge me wt ij westelurs vjs fl. to the sum of. . . . . . . .lxxviijli xvs fl.
Item I dyscharge me wt a noblygacyons of Rychard Celes the elder payabull at Baming4 next. . . . . . . .cxxvlivjsviijdfl.
Item a nade of the same payabull at Cold mart next after to the sum of. . . . . . . .xxxli fl.
Item I dyscharge me wt a noblygacyons belongyng to Wylliam Maryon payabull at Baming next to the sum of. . . . . . . .lxixli iijs iiijd
Item a nade of the same payabull at Cold mart next after the som of . . . . . . . .xxxli
F.8
 

Scribbled on the back of the cover:
George Cely
Scrowys of Remembrauncsse

  1. Delft.
  2. Possibly Kingsey, in Buckinghamshire, not far from the sheepwalks in the Chilterns. The manor belonged to the Marneys of Essex.
  3. Delft.
  4. Balling Mart, or Bammys Mart. See Introduction.

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In book form.
On the cover: The Rekenyng of the Margett Cely
F.1

The first viage of the Margaret of London was to Selond in the yere of our Lord God Mliiijciiijcv. The secunde to Caleis and the thrid to Burdews1 ut videt.

Md to se the pursers accomptes of the seide viages.G. Cely.

F.2

Md that heyr after aperythe the reckenyng of howr costes doyn be me Rychard Cely, George Cely & Wylliam Maryon as well for ryddyng, byeng of aparrell wt awll odyr costes as the byeng of a schype latt cawllyd the Margett of Penermarcke2 bohutt John Burdeycke marrener of Penermarcke in Bretten as be passeltz aperrythe mor playnely

Item inprymys layd howtt be me Rychard Cely at the bargen mackyng for Erneste. . . . . . . .iiijd
Item layd howtt be my goode fadyr Marryon to Wylliam Awllderyche to brynge hym to Sandwyche. . . . . . . .ijs vjd
Item pd be my godfadyr to John Garwes for the hyer of an hors to beyr hymsellfe. . . . . . . .xviijd
Item be my godfadyr for hors mett. . . . . . . .iijd
Item pd be me for a zearde of skarlett for John Bordeycker. . . . . . . .xijs
Item the iiij day of Marche I pd for howr ferre at Gawysend. . . . . . . .viijd
Item at Rochester I paid per me for howr dyner & horsse mett. . . . . . . .xijd
Item at Asprynge3 I pd for howr sopar and whyne. . . . . . . .xxjd
Item for hors mett that nyhyt. . . . . . . .ixd
Item in whyen at Sandewyche for Sonday tyll Fryday. . . . . . . .vjs jd
Item I delyvyr to Wylliam Awllderyche to gehyt men to hawhe hyr a flott. . . . . . . .iijs iiijd
Item I pd for a barell of beyr for the schype. . . . . . . .xijd
Item I pd for breded at Sandwyche for the schype. . . . . . . .viijd
Item I pd for an sawllte fysche for the schype. . . . . . . .iiijd
Summa page. . . . . . . .xxxiiijsvd
F.3
Item for an brassyn pwlly dowbbull for the schype. . . . . . . .xxd
Item to Wylliam Awllderyche for wytell. . . . . . . .iijs iiijd
Item for an emptty hoggyssehed. . . . . . . .viijd
Item for a pecke of bay sawllte at Sandwyche. . . . . . . .vjd
Item for a li. candyll at Sandwyche. . . . . . . .jd ob.
Item to Wylliam Awllderyche for expenssys in the schype. . . . . . . .iijs iiijd
Item I spentt at Dover in horsse mett & manys mett. . . . . . . .xxijd
Item I pd for an horsse hyer for John Havockym to Dover. . . . . . . .viijd
Item I pd for pwllys for the schype at Sandwyche. . . . . . . .xxijd
Item for brassyn schyver for the schype. . . . . . . .xxiijd
Item for an kylldyrkyn of beyr. . . . . . . .xijd
Item for the collar of an pwlly the byndyng wt iron. . . . . . . .xviijd
Item I pd for an hawllssar. . . . . . . .iijs xjd
Item to Wyllliam Awllderyche for wyttell. . . . . . . .iijs iiijd
Item to Patterycke for an or that was loste. . . . . . . .viijd
Item for ropys to the bott swayn. . . . . . . .xijd
Item I spentt on the mayar at breckefaste. . . . . . . .ixd
Item Tomas Wad spentt at Dover on hymsellfe & hors. . . . . . . .vjd
Item for ballaste xij ton for the schype. . . . . . . .xxijd
Item to Spaynnardes that howllpe to way how anckyr. . . . . . . .xxd
Item to iij marrynars that howlp ws iiij days. . . . . . . .xxd
Item I tocke Wylliam Awllderyche the same Fryday that thay sayllyd. . . . . . . .xxxiiijsiiijd
Summa page. . . . . . . .iijli ixsob.
F.4
Item I pd to the bottswhayn and hys matte at Sandwyche. . . . . . . .ijs
Item I pd to John Bordeecke of Penermarcke in Bretten fyscher in the name of Rychard Cely, George Cely & Wylliam Maryon marchandes of the stapell for a schype cawllyd the Margehytt of Penmarcke in the prssenens of my noste Gyllam Delatowr and my gofadyr Maryon. . . . . . . .xxviijli
Item I pd to Wylliam Hallyngeberry roper at Sandwyche for a cabull whayeng vcxxli & for a lede lyn whayeng vli. . . . . . . .lixs
Item I bohutt of John Parcar of Dover iiij small sarpentynus wt vij chamburs of on mackyng, ij grett sarpenttynys wt vj chamburs, iij hacke boschys, ij hande gonys, vj longe bowys, xxx scheffe of arrows, an anckur, xliiij pellettes of lede, a mowllde of stone to caste leyd in, a gret compas, a lodston, an horne for gene powdyr, and I pd hym. . . . . . . .iiijli
Item I bohutt of Rychard Pwrssar of Hamtton4 an cabull, ij cetty llys, a bonnett, at and for sayll, ij harns barrelz lockyd, a glasse, a compas, a wyrckyn wt gonstonys, a hamys for lockys, an neynd of a cabull wt odyr thynges. . . . . . . .xls
Item to Gyllam Delatowyr my nost for an hawllssar. . . . . . . .xxiijsiiijd
Item for hors mett at Sandwyche for iiij hors. . . . . . . .vs
Summa page. . . . . . . .xxxviijliixsiiijd
F.5
Item I pd to my noste Gyllam de la Towr for howr melltydes from Sonday tyll Fryday. . . . . . . .vjs viijd
Item for wrttynge and sellynge of the testemonyaall wndyr the towyn seyll. . . . . . . .vjs viijd
Item for howr bedes xijd & gawhe to chyldyr & sarwanttes xd. . . . . . . .xxijd
Item at Cawnttyrbery pd for dryncke & horsse mett. . . . . . . .viijd
Item at Fyttyngton4a breckefaste & horsse mett. . . . . . . .viijd
Item to Tomas Wade, John Garwes for thayr dyner bayttyng & ferre at Grawysend5. . . . . . . .xviijd
Item to John Garwes for mendyng of saddyllys & schoyng. . . . . . . .vijd
Item for bott hyer from Grawysende. . . . . . . .iiijd
Item I delyvyrd to my godfadyr Maryon to pay schypmen at Erytte6 wt at brohut the schype from Sandwyche xls and he layd of hys pwrs at that tyme viijs vijd ob. as aperythe be passelles. . . .
Item inprymus to Pattrycke Mychellson for ij gonys. . . . . . . .xiijs iiijd
Item pd for bott hyer & mene to brynge ye bott to Sandwyche. . . . . . . .vjs viijd
Item to Pattrycke for hys hyer in brynge the schype abohutt. . . . . . . .vjs viijd
Item to Wylliam Crepayge for hys labor. . . . . . . .iijs iiijd
Item to John of Brystow. . . . . . . .iijs iiijd
Item to John Tayllar. . . . . . . .iijs iiijd
Item to John Tomas. . . . . . . .iijs iiijd
Item to Robarde Dawhe. . . . . . . .iijs iiijd
Item to Peyrs Morres. . . . . . . .ijs
Item pd to wyttell the bott to Sandwyche. . . . . . . .xxd
Summa page. . . . . . . .iijli vjsixd
F.6
Item for my godfadyrs bott hyr & Tomas Wades to Pwrfleytt7. . . . . . . .iiijd
Item for ther dyner at Pwrfleytt. . . . . . . .vijd ob.
Item for a bott to Erythe. . . . . . . .jd
Item thy spentt at Erythe. . . . . . . .jd
Item for a bott to Porfleyt8. . . . . . . .jd
Item for fysche for ther soper. . . . . . . .jd
Item pd for brede & mwskollz for the schype. . . . . . . .iiijd
Summa. . . . . . . .xlviijsvijd ob.
Item for gone powdyr to whon Kyrpayge of Sandwyche whayeng xiiij lb. . . . . . . . .iiijs viiijd
Item to Wylliam Code carpyntter for comyng abohutt wt xijd that Wylliam Aulldryche pd hym of me. . . . . . . .iijs iiijd
Item I pd hym for the boye ys hyer. . . . . . . .xijd
Item to the carpyntter for a day warcke. . . . . . . .vjd
Item to Gabryell Storcke bottswayn for comyng abohutt. . . . . . . .iijs iiijd
Item to Rychard Sallyssebery maryner for comyng abohutt. . . . . . . .iijs iiijd
Item to the coocke Jamus Tayllar for hys labor besyd xijd that Wyllliam Awllderyche pd hym. . . . . . . .ijs iiij
Item I pd to Kyrprayge for brynggyng the Margett to London. . . . . . . .xxd
Item to Wyllliam Aullderyche for wyttell & akoma9. . . . . . . .vjs viijd
Item I pd to the carpyntter to send to hys whyffe to Sandwyche. . . . . . . .iijs iiijd
Item to Wylliam Aullderyche for tallow and odyr geyr. . . . . . . .xs
Item pd for a c iij quarters of ocon borde and for x ackon quartes. . . . . . . .iiijs iiijd
Item I pd to the smythe of Redclyffe for nayll for the schype as aperythe be a byll. . . . . . . .vjs
Summa page. . . . . . . .xxxijs jdob.
F.7
Item I pd to a Docheman for cawlkyng. . . . . . . .xijd
Item I pd to John Chapman for iij cawlkyng. . . . . . . .ijs
Item I pd to hys fellow for iij days callekynge, the day viij d. . . . . . . .ijs
and for levyng of hys peche cettyll. . . . . . . .vjs vjd
Item for anodyr cawlkar, the day viijd. . . . . . . .xvjd
Item I gawhe the bottsuayne at hys departtynge. . . . . . . .xijd
Item I lent to the carpyntter on Ester Evyn on hys wyayge. . . . . . . .ijs vjd
Item to Wylliam Awlderyche for wyttell. . . . . . . .xijd
Item I pd to Wylliam Awdryche for hys labor in bryng the schype abohutt from Sandwyche. . . . . . . .xs
Item I delyvyrd to Wylliam Awllderyche pwrssar for wyttell for the schype xlv sawlte fysche at iiijd ob a peys. . . . . . . .xvjs xdob.
Item I delyveryd to Wylliam Awlderyche ix Elmyn bordes. . . . . . . .iiijs
Item I delyvyrd to Wylliam Awldryche an oxe. . . . . . . .xxs
Item I delyvryd to Wylliam Aulldryche at hys goyng to Flandyr. . . . . . . .xxs
Item I pd for iijciijd nayll, ixd, & ijc skopor nayll, vjd, and for ryttyng of an ackur, viijd, for a stocke, iiijd. . . . . . . .ijs iijd
Item in Selonde pd for an cabull & odyr ropys. . . . . . . .vli fl.
Item I pd to a bacar of Redcleyffe for breyd for the Margeytt. . . . . . . .iijs xd
May–Item the laste day of May I pd to Robard Lollay for a barrell of pyche anodyr of tar. . . . . . . .xjs
Summa page. . . . . . . .viijli viijsvd ob.
F.8

Maryon

Md pd be my godfadyr Maryon for vij bott orrys. . . . . . . .vijs
Item pd be hym for pwyllys, dyschys & plattars. . . . . . . .iijs ijd
Item pd be hym for a c ix lb. tallow. . . . . . . .ixs viijd
Item pd be hym for a dossyn bowstrynges. . . . . . . .vd
Item pd be hym for iij dossyn candyll. . . . . . . .iijs ixd
Item pd be hym for iij boschellz sawlte. . . . . . . .vs iijd
Item pd be hym for a lanttarn. . . . . . . .viijd
Item pd be hym for ij barrellz. . . . . . . .viijd
Item pd be hym for a bott to brynge the schype to Blackewall. . . . . . . .viijd
Item pd be hym for a rope to Rymyngetton whayng d. c xix lb. after xjs. . . . . . . .vijs
Item pd be hym for a qwartt of rossene. . . . . . . .xjd
Item pd be hym to Robard Lollay for iij barrellz peche & tare–le barrel, vs. . . . . . . .xvs
Item pd be hym for iij pessys of ropys whayng ijc iijqters iiijlb, le c, xjs. . . . . . . .xxxs viijd
Item pd be hym for flesche on Thorsseday. . . . . . . .xiiijd
Item pd be hym for a qwetter of befe on Sattyrday. . . . . . . .xiiijd
Item pd be hym for ockoma10. . . . . . . .xiiijd
Item pd be hym on the bott. . . . . . . .xxs
Summa page. . . . . . . .vli xijs xd
F.9

Seland Viage.

Item pd be Gyllys my prenttes to Wylliam Parcker master in the Margett Cely for hys wages in Sellond11. . . . . . . . . . . .xxxs fl.

Change of handwriting:

Item pd be my broder & me for the Margett to master Foskewe for to cleyr the Margett xls whereof my broder pd xxs. . . . . . . .xxs
Summa. . . . . . . .xls fl.
Summa layd howght of the parcellys befor wrett. . . . . . . .lxiiijlixijsxjdob.st:

Wylliam Maryon.

Per my cossen Wylliam Maryon to the corner polles, blolles, deshes and plattars. . . . . . . .vjs
Item for an quartern and a hallfe of fysche. . . . . . . .xxs
Item for an oxe. . . . . . . .xvs iiijd
Item delyveryd to Wylliam Alldereche be my cossen, Wylliam Mareon. . . . . . . .xxiijs iiijd
Item iij barellys. . . . . . . .xijd
Item an hox. . . . . . . .xiiijs iiijd
Item iiij dossen candell. . . . . . . .vs
Item ij showelys. . . . . . . .viijd
Item a stone okem. . . . . . . .vd
Summa. . . . . . . .iiijli vjs ijd
Item per be hym to the smethe. . . . . . . .iijs ijd
Item x dossen brede. . . . . . . .xs
Item an quarter and xxli byskett. . . . . . . .iiijs
Item an Ml bellett. . . . . . . .vs
Item pd be my cossen Maryon to Wylliam Alldereche as be hys lastt byll apperethe. . . . . . . .vjs xjd
Item at Graveszend xijd. . . . Summa. . . . . . . .xxixs jd
Summa page. . . . . . . .vli xvjs iijd
Totall per W. Maryon. . . . . . . .xvliixsvjd& xiijli& xxvijlixsvjd
F.10

Change of handwriting:

Item the xvj day of Jun y delyvered unto Wylliam Alderyche for to bey canvas wytall. . . . . . . .xxs
Item the xx day of Juen y delyvered unto Wylliam Alderyche in rede mony. . . . Summa. . . . . . . .xs12
Item the xxj day of Juen y payd for ij quarters of tembere of xviij fotte the pyesse the quarter vd ob. . . . . . . . .xjd
Item the sam day payd for ij quarters of tember the quarter iiijd. . . . Summa. . . . . . . .viijd
Item the xxij day of Juen y payd for a planke for a capston stole iiijsand for sawyng of the sam iiijd. . . . . . . .iiijs iiijd
Item the xxiiij day of Juen I payd for salt fyght. . . . . . . .xiijd
Item the xxvj day of Juen y delyvered unto Wylliam Alderyche for to bey wodde and fyght and oder stoffe. . . . . . . .xxs
Item payd for vj blacbellys13. . . . . . . .iijs
Item the xxvij day of Juen y delyvered unto Wylliam Alderyche for to pay for a barrell of beffe. . . . v . . . .xiijs iiijd
Item the sam day payd for vj toun of balast. . . . . . . .ijs
Item the xxix day of Juen y delyvered unto Wylliam Alderyche for to pay for a houx, xijs viijd and for ij boschelles of saltte ijs. . . . Summa. . . . . . . .xiiijs viijd
Item the ij day of Julle y delyvered to Wylliam Alderyche in mony. . . . Summa. . . . . . . .xs
Item the v day of Julle y payd to Townyshend baker for bredde for the Margett. . . . Summa. . . . . . . .xs vjd
Summa page. . . . . . . .vli vs jd14
F.11

In the same handwriting as F. 9.

Item pd per me George Cely for the Margett of Penermarke now called the Margett Cely. . . .
Item pd be me to master Foskewe to cler the Margett and for an quettauns of hym xls wherof pd per my broeder xxs and me. . . . . . . .xxs
Fosst delyveryd per me to anker to the sayd shepe pris. . . . . . . .xiijs iiijd
Item delyveryd per me ij stollys. . . . . . . .xijd
Item delyveryd be me to Wylliam Alldereche at hes comyng howght of Selond. . . . . . . .xls
Item pd be me to John paynter for payntyng of pavessys. . . . . . . .vs iiijd
Iten pd per me for an verken for gonpouder. . . . . . . .viijd
Item pd per me for lxijli gonpouder, iiijd le li. . . . . . . . .xxs viijd
Item delyveryd the master for Cokeseluyr (?). . . . . . . .ijs iiijd
Item iij c Lampons. . . . . . . .xijd
Item ij zerdes di rede xxij le zerde for the tope armer. . . . . . . .iiijs vijd
Item an zerde of whyght for the same. . . . . . . .xijd
Item pellettes lxvjli le de iiijli yryn dysse. . . . . . . .vs
Item xijli gonpowder. . . . . . . .iiijs
Item vj heye byllys. . . . . . . .vs
Item v dossen darttes. . . . . . . .iiijs ijd
Item iij haye boshes-pris. . . . . . . .xxiiijs15
Item an payr corsettes and an stoll, pris. . . . . . . .iiijs
Item an rede cott of fens. . . . . . . .iiijs
To Caleis–Item y delyveryd to Wylliam Alldereche at hys departyng to Calles. . . . . . . .xiijs iiijs
Item an long spere and an stoll. . . . . . . .
Item pd be me for iij hanker stolkes vd le pesse. . . . . . . .xvd
Summa page my anker and my stollys not reconyd. . . . . . . .viijli xiiijsviijd
Summa totallis layd howght be all parteys. . . . . . . .lxxviijlixiiijsixsob.
. . . . . . . .vijli xvjsiijd16
F.12
Item the xiiij day of Augost pd be me to an marrynar yn Temy Strett17 for an cabull of iiijxx fadour of John Constantyne. . . . . . . .xiijs iiijd
Item the same day pd to myllar of Herythe18 for an bott for the Margett be me George Cely. . . . . . . .iijli iijs ixdc
Item an ox for vettell to Bordewys19. . . . . . . .xxs
Item iij quarttars of whett. . . . . . . .xxs
Item pd be me to Wylliam Aldereche allso on Backett Newday. . . . . . . .xxiiijs iiijdob.
Summa. . . . . . . .vijli vd ob.
Item the sheppe hasse gotton toward the countertasyon of thys an zen wherof partyshon most be made. . . . . . . .xxvli xviijsvd fl.
Item pd be me at Graveszend to the serchar at the departyng of the sheppis to Bordewys. . . . . . . .iijs iiijd
Summa layd howght per me. . . . . . . .xvli xviijs vdob.
Summa layd howght per W. Maryon. . . . . . . .xxixli xixsvijd
Summa layd howght per my broder. . . . . . . .xlvjli.
Summa totallis layd howght uppon the Margett be us from whe[n w]he hade hyr to hyr vyayge to Bordeuys. . . . . . . .iiijxxxjlixviijs ob.
Item payd be me Wylliam Maryon at Graveshend to the serchar at the partyng of the schyppe to Bordewys ward. Summa20
F.13

The paymentes of the marynars of the Margett.

Forst Wylliam Parker. . . .
ij rede cott
of fense.
Wylliam Aldereche. . . . . . . .xxxvjs
Wylliam Jaccson. . . . . . . .xviijsPellygger Calker (xviijs ijs). . . . . . . .xxs
James Walsshe. . . . . . . .xviijs
Thomas Cardon, portayge a pype. . . . . . . .lxs summa xviijs
John Chenyr, Coke. . . . . . . .xxijs vjd
Robard Lyncolln, botswayn W.M. xijs vjd. . . . . . . .xxijs vjd
Thomas Medecrosst. . . . . . . .xviijs
Rychard Bocharer ijs for harnesse. . . . . . . .xvjs
Dave Wylliamson dede to Wylliam Aldereche. . . . . . . .ixs vjd, Speryng ijs viijd
Julle. Thomas Bawen. . . . . . . .xiijs vjd
James Tayller. . . . . . . .xiijs vjd
Persse Parker. . . . per my Broder, xs . . . .xiijs vjd
ij men from Bordewys vjs viijd le perre
Robard Trewtall. . . .
Thomas Samson. . . . . . . .xiijs iiijd le master j pype be vjs xd Item beffe iijs viijd
The master of Thomas Zoge iiij noblys pd per le master. . . . . . . .hake iijs
Of me an nobyll. . . . . . . .nott mett iijd
Wylliam Aldereche to the master vijs viijd. . . . . . . .xiijs ixd
Item Sent Tannys mony. . . .
Wylliam Parkar master to Wylliam Alldereche. . . . . . . .vijs viijd
F.14
Sent Annya lyght. . . . . . . .xvd
Speryng. . . . . . . .xvjd
George Cely. . . . . . . .vjs viijd
Of my Cossen Maryon. . . . . . . .vli
Of my broder. . . . . . . .iijli xiiijs vjd
Per me. . . . . . . .xvjs xd
Per me to Rychard, bochar. . . . . . . .xvjs
Per me to Rychard, bochard for mett. . . . . . . .ijd
Per me for Wylliam Parker iiij parsellys myselfe whone. . . . . . . .xvjs xjd
Item to Rychard bochar. . . . . . . .ijd
Item pd per me to Speryng for Dave Wylliamson . . . .ijs viijd
Item ij padelocces and the harnesse. . . . . . . .ixd
Item the xvj day of Feverell pd in the Zeldehall for Wylliam Parker be my broder. . . . . . . .vs viijd
Item I delyveryd Rychard bochar to kepe the shepe. . . . . . . .xijd
Item per my broder to Thomas Yogge. . . . . . . .xxvjs viijd
Item to Plemowthe be my broder and me. . . . . . . .xls
Item per Wylliam Maryon. . . . . . . .xls
Item per Wylliam Maryon for the ballest, xxxv ton. . . . . . . .xjs viijd
Item per Wylliam Maryon to the master. . . . . . . .xviijs
Item to Rychard Cortes at for mony lent to the Margett. . . . . . . .viijs viijd
Item pd per my broder to Lolley. . . . . . . .xxvijs vjd v
Item per my broder to Remygton. . . . . . . .vs vd
Per my broder at Plemouthe. . . . . . . .xxijs ijd ob. qra.
Per me at Plemouthe. . . . . . . .xxxs ob. qra.
Calles vyayge the bere amountes. . . . . . . .lvjs viijd Calles
viage.
Bordewys vyayge amountes v pypys xviij kylderkens at the xxviij day of Jenyver.v . . . . Burdews
Viage.
Per my broder layd owght. . . . . . . .viijli xvjs iijd qra.
Per me layd owght. . . . . . . .vli iiijs vijd ob. qra.
Per Wylliam Maryon, to the isue allso, iiijs. . . . . . . .ixli xvjd21
  1. Bordeaux.
  2. Penmarche, in Bretagne.
  3. Ospringe.
  4. Southampton.
  1. Sittingbourne.
  1. Gravesend.
  2. Erith.
  3. Purfleet.
  4. Ibid.
  5. Perhaps, accommodation.
  6. Ibid.
  7. Bordeaux.
  8. Altered from xjs viijd.
  9. Sic, but perhaps, Black bollys, or Black bowls, drinking vessels, were meant.
  10. Altered from vli xijs ijd.
  11. Altered from xxs ijd.
  12. Altered from vjli iijs vd.
  13. Thames Street.
  14. Erith.
  15. Bordeaux.
  16. This entry is crossed out.
  17. Altered from viijli xviijs iiijd.

137
A bill of expenses during part of Lent.

F.1

Md on Sum takyn1 Allssen to lay howght. . . . . . . .iiijs vjd fl.
on Fryday at nyght. . . . . . . .ijd
Item I delyverd Allssen alsso. . . . . . . .iiijs2
Satterday. Item an cod. . . . . . . .vd ob.
Item brede. . . . . . . .jd
Item freshe watter fyshe an carpe a breme ij ellis. . . . . . . .iiijs ijd
A me. Item vli candell . . . .vijjdob.qra.
on Sonday I delyveryd her. . . . . . . .iiijs ijd fl.
Sonday. . . . . . . .iijs fl.
Monday. . . . . . . .iiijs ijd fl.
Summa. . . . . . . .xxs
Charge. Lent Allsson to pay for Wymen. . . . . . . .iiijs vjd fl.
Item on Satterday delyveryd Allson. . . . . . . .viijs viijd fl.
Item on Sonday delyveryd hyr. . . . . . . .vijs ijd fl.
Item on Monday delyveryd hyr. . . . . . . .iiijs ijd fl.
Item on Whenys day y delyveryd Alson. . . . . . . .ijs fl.
Item [Thrys]day. . . . . . . .xviijd fl.
Item xjd Fryday. . . .
Summa. . . . . . . .xxiijs vjd fl.
Dyscharge
Satterday.
Item an carp an breme ij elys. . . . . . . .iiijs ijd
Item an cod. . . . . . . .vd ob.
Item brede. . . . . . . .jd
Item vli candell. . . . . . . .viijd ob. qra.
Item vj playsys. . . . . . . .xvijd
Item for wyttynges. . . . . . . .iiijd
Item whelkes. . . . . . . .iiijd
Item iij solys. . . . . . . .vijd
Item an coddys hede. . . . . . . .ijd
Item for moscollys. . . . . . . .ijd
Item zerbys. . . . . . . .jd
Item spyssys. . . . . . . .viijd
Item brede. . . . . . . .jd
Item ij jollys sallt semend. . . . . . . .xviijd
Sonday. Item ij pekerellys. . . . . . . .xijd
Item an grene fysche. . . . . . . .vjd
Item whyght heryng. . . . . . . .iijd
Item an pesse freshe semend. . . . . . . .ixd
Item zerbys. . . . . . . .ijd
Item an playsse. . . . . . . .jd obb.
Item kokyllis. . . . . . . .jd
Item synamen. . . . . . . .jd
Summa. . . . . . . .xiijsviijdob.qra.
F.2
Monday. Item for playsse. . . . . . . .xd
Item a jowlle freshe semond. . . . . . . .xxd
ij grett ellys. . . . . . . .xxd
Wyttyng. . . . . . . .ijd
Halffe an grene fyshe. . . . . . . .iijd
Moscollys. . . . . . . .iiijd
Sypssys. . . . . . . .iiijd
Zerbys. . . . . . . .ob.
Item oylle. . . . . . . .iiijd
Tewysday. Item iiij playsse. . . . . . . .ixd
Item an ell. . . . . . . .ixd
Item halffe an grene fyshe. . . . . . . .iiijd
Item oystors. . . . . . . .iijd
Item zerbys. . . . . . . .ob.
Item zedys in the garden. . . . . . . .ijd
Item whyttyng. . . . . . . .jd ob.
Item schympis. . . . . . . .jd
Item kokollis. . . . . . . .ob.
Item synamon. . . . . . . .ob.
Item sope. . . . . . . .ijd
Whensday. Item iij playsse iiijd ob. . . . . . . .iiijd ob.
Item grene fyshe, iiijd. . . . . . . .iiijd
Item allmendys. . . . . . . .jd
Item moscollis. . . . . . . .jd
Summa. . . . . . . .vijs vijd ob.
F.3
Thorsseday. Item iiij playsse. . . . . . . .iiijd
Item grene fyshe. . . . . . . .ijd
Item whyghttyng. . . . . . . .ijd
Item ellis. . . . . . . .ijd
Item whellkes. . . . . . . .iiijd ob.
Item moscollis. . . . . . . .jd
Item synamon. . . . . . . .jd
Item zerbys. . . . . . . .ob.
Item synamon. . . . . . . .jd
Item mostard and veneger. . . . . . . .vijd
Item for bakyng iiij boshellis. . . . . . . .ijs vd ob.
Summa. . . . . . . .ijs vd ob.
Item iiij boshellis whett. . . . . . . .viijs
Item an fat a bere. . . . . . . .ijs iijd
Item ij lode whode. . . . . . . .iijs
Summa. . . . . . . .xvs viijd ob.
Summa totallis charge. . . . . . . .xxxixs fl.
Summa dyscharge. . . . . . . .xxxvs ijd qra fl.
Costes rest. . . . . . . .iijs ixd ob. qra fl.
 

On Sonday master leffetenawnt–ij gestes
R torneys whyffe
Thomass Whode

 

Tewysday master leffetenawnt, iij gestes
the steward Gynus
Relkes
Syr R Goodman

 

Thorsday, Harowld Staunton
Benett Trottar. . . . . . . .ijs jd.
 

John Elderbelke an gest at syde tabull
 

Item an Howyd Dorne
a jolle freshe samond. . . . . . . .xxd
an pesse porpose. . . . . . . .ijs ijd . . . .iijs xd
  1. These two words crossed out.
  2. ‘vjd’ is crossed out.

138
Redy mony by me
Item ccl Rynyshe gylderns at iiijs iiijd fl. . . . . . . . . .liiijli iijs iiijd fl.
Item lxxiiij hettrytes at iiijs, sum. . . . . . . .xiiijli xvjs fl.
Item xxxixli d. at vs iiijd, sum. . . . . . . .xli xs viijd fl.
Item xxij lewys at vjs viijd, sum. . . . . . . .vijli vjs viijd fl.
Item vij ryalis d. xiijs iiijd sum. . . . . . . .iiijli xiijs iiijd fl.
Item xx Andreus iiijs vjd fl. sum. . . . . . . .iiijli xs fl.
Item iij rydars and ij Hongry docat at vs viijd, sum. . . . . . . .xxxiijs iiijd fl.
Item nyn hekyn grottes iiijd ob. . . . . . . . .xljli vs fl.
Item in plakes ijd qra. . . . . . . .xxvjs fl.
Item in plakes of ijd ob. . . . . . . . .vijli fl.
Summa. . . . . . . .cxlvijli iiijs iiijd fl.
Item of John de Styrne. . . . . . . .xxijli ijs fl.
Item of W. Borwell. . . . . . . .xxvjlivijsixdfl.
Summa. . . . . . . .ciiijxxxvli ijs jd fl.1
Item an cxx postlates at ijs viijd fl. summa. . . . . . . .xvjli xiijs iiijd fl.2
Item in whyght mony, vli xs fl. . . . . . . . .xli xs fl.
Summa. . . . . . . .xxjli xs fl.
Item uppon Meson hevyn I toke Wylliam Borwell in redy mony to feche me carolis. . . . . . . .xli fl.
Item delyverd mor to hym be xliiijs and Rechard Rodcliffe wt John van State. . . . . . . .xliiijs
y delyverd hym vj lewis and an rynyshe gylder and he delyverd me in carowlys. . . . . . . .xijli fl.
Item resseyvyd W. Borwell in caroulis. . . . . . . .xijli iiijd qra.
Item the getyng of them iiijs fl. sum. . . . . . . .xijli iiijs iiijd qra.
  1. Written below ‘Summa totallis ijciijli xijs jd fl.’ crossed out.
  2. The ‘xiijs iiijd’ inserted.

139
A sale of House Property.
Item the xxiiij day of Augost I Handrew Hawesse have sowle unto Jorge Cely the wholl howsse wt the zerde appon the northe syde and to hys stabull an the sowthe syde and ij tenauntrys cowmyng to hys ij howssys of me before bowght the bredythe of the wholl howsse of the norhte syde and on the sowthe syde from the corner howsse an zenst the est whache howsse to the nythe tenauntry in the ternyte lane.

I promysse to perfforme the same abowe wryttyn
thys ys synyd wt my hond.


143
Robard Cely, Wylliam Maryon, John Lynd, Rychard Cely, George Cely, Charlys Vyllacys, Raffe Lymyngton and Rychard Awode, Wylliam Cely and Thomas.
Summa. . . . . . . .x perswonys.
Forst to Bollen whord. . . . . . . .viijd
homewhard. . . . . . . .vijd
Item at Bollen for te denar unto the koke. . . . . . . .vs iijd
Item for the whiyne at that dynar. . . . . . . .iiijs
Item there as whe lay all nyght for whne, bedys, and horsse. . . . . . . .iiijs xd
Item gavyn the mynstrell. . . . . . . .iiijd
Summa page. . . . . . . .xvs viijd fl.
Item pd be me for there cart. . . . . . . .ixs
Summa totallis. . . . . . . .xxiiijs vijd1
Item xj bere the xvs viijd Aman.
Item vij bere to the wayne xvjd Aman.
Ressevyyd of Rychard Whode deu be hym to pay vjd2 . . . .ijs iiijd
Item resseyvyd of my cossyn Maryon. . . . . . . .ijs xd fl.
Wylliam Cely xijd Wylliam Maryon viijd. . . .
Rychard Cely vijd, Gorge vijd. . . . . . . .ijs xd fl.
Item ressyvyd of my cossyn Maryon for hys lynyn clothe bowght at Brege. . . . . . . .vjs viijd
xxiiijli xiiijs iiijd ster. . . .
xxxjlixvijsiijdfl. . . . . . . . .lixlivjsvdfl.
  1. Sic. It should be xxiiijs viijd.
  2. Allowing eleven persons, not ten as above, Rychard Whode’s share, including the wayne, would amount to about ijs xd. But four of the rest only paid ijs xd between them.

144
Jhesu Mliiijlxxviij
Item herafter apperyth that mony I pd for frayght in the name of my fadyr Rychard Cely as affter aperythe be dyvars parcellz.

Item the iiijth day of Augost be me in the name of my fadyr Rychard Cely unto James Hollond master of the Blythe of London for the frayght of ij sarpler vjsviijd, Summa xiijs iiijd premage ijd. Summa. . .

. . . .xiijsvjdfl.
Item the same day pd unto John Cossyn1 master of the Mare John for frayght of iiij sarpleris the sarpler vjs viijdpremage iiijd. Summa. . . . . . . .xxvijsfl.
Item pd be me unto Peter Pottay, master in Mylhell of Callez for the frayght of ij sarpleris vjs viijd the sarpler premage ijd. Summa. . . . . . . .xiijsvjdfl.
Item pd unto John Hall, master in the Antony Myhall2 for frayght of iiij sarpleris vjs viijd, premage iiijd. Summa. . . . .v . . . .xxvijsfl.
Item pd be me unto Robard Tege master in the Mare of Callez for frayght of ij sarpleris, the sarpler vjs viijd, premange ijd. . . . . . . . .xiijsvjdfl.v
Item the same day pd be me unto Wyllliam Koke master of the Mare undyr Scofft for iij sarpleris, le sarpler vjsviijd premage iijd. Summa. . . . . . . .xxsiijdfl.
Summa page. . . . . . . .vlixiiijsixd3fl.
Item the same day and tyme pd be me in the name of my fadyr unto Thomas Doysse master in the Peter of London for frayght of ij sarpleris the sarpler vjs viijd, premage ijd. Summa. . . . . . . .xiijsvjdfl.v
Item pd be me unto Hewe Whegyn in the Crystoffyr of Bradewell4 for frayght of iijMlvc fellz pd be me for the pake vjs viijd, premage ijd. Summa. . . . . . . .iijlixviijdfl.
Item pd be me unto Andrewe Tomson master of the Julyan Chambyr for ij sarpleris the sarpler vjs viijd, premage ijd. . . . . . . .xiijsvjdfl.
Item pd be me unto Thomas Long master in the Crystoffyr of London for the frayght of iij sarpleris the sarpler vjs viijd, premage iijd. Summa. . . . . . . .xxsiijdfl.
Item pd be me unto Rychard Sawzear master in the Tymyte of London for the frayght of ij sarpleris the sarpler vjs viijd, premage ijd. Summa. . . . . . . .xiijsvjdfl.
Item pd be me unto John undyr Wode master in the Mare Mallyng5 for the frayght of Mlixclxviij felz vjs viijd, premage vjd. Summa. . . . . . . .xxxiijsxdfl.
Item pd be me unto Gylbard Hody Master of the Mare of London for frayght of v sarpleris and a poke, the sarpler vjs viijd Summa xxxiijs premage vjd. Summa. . . . . . . .xxxiijs xdfl.
Summa page. . . . . . . .ixli ixs viijdfl.
Item the same day pd be me unto Robard Bell master in the Andrew Whalldyrswhyke6 for an sapler vjs viijd, premage jd. . . . . . . .vjs ixx fl.
Item pd be me unto John Rygeman master in the Tyrnyte of Mylton7 for the farayght of ij sarpleris the sarpler vjs viijd, premage ijd. . . . . . . .xiijs vjd fl.
Item pd be me unto John Hedemond master in the Mare of Rederythe8 for ij sarpleris vjs viijd, premage ijd. Summa. . . . . . . .xiijs vjd fl.
Item the same day pd be me unto Robard Wodelas master in the Crystoffyr Grene for the frayght of ij sarpleris the sarpler vjs viijd, premage ijd. . . . . . . .xiijs vjd fl.
Item the same day pd be me unto John Pypar, master in the George of Bredylsay9 for the frayght of ij sarpleris vjs viijd le sarpler premage ijd. Summa. . . . . . . .xiijs vjd fl.
Item the same day pd be me unto John Beryffe master in the Mare of Bretylsay10 for ij sarpleris vjs viijd, premage ijd. . . . . . . .xiijs vjd fl.
Item the same day pd to Wylliam Spryng master in the Barbara of Maliun11 for iij sarpleris vjs viijd the sarpler premage iijd. Summa. . . . . . . .xxs iijd fl.v
Item pd be me unto Wylliam Prowde, mastyr in the Tywe of Calles for ij sarpleris the sarpler vjs viijd premage ijd. . . . . . . .xiijs vjd fl.
Summa page. . . . . . . .vli viijs fl.
Summa totalllis frayght. . . . . . . .xxli xijs vdfl.
Item the losse of the mony amountes hereof of thes xxj parsellis ijs vjd of hevery pound. Summa. . . . . . . .ljs vjd qrafl.
Summa totallis pd per me. . . . . . . . .xxiijliiijsxjdqrafl.
  1. Corrected from ‘Robard More.’
  2. Millhall, on the Medway.
  3. Corrected from ‘vjd‘.
  4. Bradwell in Essex.
  5. Malling in Kent. The parish touches the Medway; but it might be miswritten for Halling.
  6. Walberswick, in Suffolk.
  7. Milton, in Kent.
  8. Rotherhide.
  9. Brightlingsea, in Essex.
  10. Ibid.
  11. Malling, in the Medway, probably; see above.

145
Jhesus Maria. Assit principio Sancta Maria meo
Here folowyng ar the parcels of receiptes and paymentes of me William Rogers to the use of my maister George Cely merchaunt of the Staple of Caleis in the monthes of March, April and May in the yere of out Lord God Mlcccciiijxxviij the thrid yere of the regne of King Henry the vijth that is to sey:
First I receivid of my seid maister in dyvers cunys as it apperith as well by a bill of my said maisters owne hande as by my boke of parcels. . . . . . . .xxixs jd fl.
Also I receyvid of my seid maister iijs iiijd in sterlyng money for myn expensys. . . . . . . .vs fl.
Also I receyvid of my seid maister wtin the some of xllidelyverd to me for hymself and my maistir his brothir as parcell of the seid xlli by his comaundement takyn to his owne use. . . . . . . .vjli fl.
Also I receivid of increce in the chaunge of the iij mylleyn grotes and ij half grotes every grote delyverd to me for ijs fl. forasmuch as I put theym awey in the eschaunge of theym every pece for ijs jd fl. more in all by ob. fl. . . . . . . . . .iiijd ob. fl.
Also I receyvid of increce of iiij Lymmyr grotes delyvered to me for vd fl. every pece forasmuch as I put theym awey every pece for vjd fl. . . . . . . . .iiijd fl. . . . .vijs ijd ob. fl. & ijd of Brittayne money
Also I receivid of increce in xxxixs ijd of flemyssh pens in every vijd flemyssh ijd flemyssh. . . . . . . .vjs vjd . . . .ijd of Brittish money
Totalis
Recepte
huc viijli
xvd ob. cs
Also I receyvid of John Speryng as in money reteyned in his owne handes for part of the price of vj boltes of Elron1 canvas bought of hym for a new seyle for the Margaret Cely price of every pece xij frankes which is xls fl. which money he shuld have delyverd to me at the Bay that is to say,lxvjs viijd sterlyng. . . . . . . .cs fl.
Some of all the receiptes aboveseid is. . . . . . . .xiijli xvd ob. fl. & ijd of Brettayne money — Whereof
Lynn cloth. . . . I paid vjli xvijd qra fl. ciiij aunys iij quarters of Brittissh cloth bought at Bourgneuff2 and Mastoo3in Brittayne price of every aune one wt another wtcostes xvjd fl abought bying of the same in the bakside of this bille and by me boke of parcels xiiijd di qra fl. more in all iijd qra. . . . . . . .vjli ijs ixd qra fl.
Wollyn cloth. . . . Also for valnes j quarter of Brittissh Russet bought at Mastoo price of every alne vjs viijd of Brittayne money more in all by jd ob. of Brittayne money. . . . . . . . .vs xd fl.
A paryng shovill. . . . Also for a paryng shovill of iron for gardyns bought at Mastoo. . . . . . . .iiijd fl.
Also for my dyner and drynkyng at Mastoo upon Saturday the xth day of May. . . . . . . .ixd ob. fl.
Lyng fyssh. . . . Also paid to a man of Conket4 for xv lynges price of every pece vjd fl. . . . .vijs vjd fl.
Also for a pece of powdird fissh callid. . . . . . . .iijd ob. fl.
Costes upon Marten Gye. . . . Also paid for makyng of a cote and for the color & ventes of the same for Marten Gye the Brittissh child. . . . . . . .vd fl.
Also for a new cappe iiijd, a payr of shoys iiijd & laces ob. and for shavyng ob. and wasshyng of Martens shertes. . . . . . . .ixd ob. fl.
Also for his mete & drynke at myn hostes hous in Bourgneuff afoir he was araied5. . . . . . . .iiijd fl.
. . . .xvijd ob. fl.
Totalis
solucionis
hue
vjli xviijs
xjd ob. qra6
Also paid for vj aunes iij quarters of lynyn cloth in iij remenants bought at Conket price of every aune vjd fl. . . . . . . . .iijs iiijd ob. fl.
Some of all the paymentes aboveseid is. . . . . . . .vijli ijs iiijd qr. fl.
And so remayne due unto my seid maistre fl. & ijdof Brittissh money. . . . . . . .cxviijs xjd qra Whereof
Remanent ijli 18sijd qra et ijd Brittanie inde liberantur cxiijs vijd fl. et remanent vs iiijd qr. fl. et ij Brittanie7
Money delyverd to the use of the Margaret Cely. . . . I delyverd to the use and freight of the Margaret Cely of my maisters owne money remaynyng in my handes upon this accompt wherwith I am chargid in myn accompt of the viage of the seid ship callid the Margaret Cely as it playnly appreith by the same accompt. . . . . . . .cxiijs vijd fl.
Money remaynyng in my handes clerely upon this accompt. . . . And so remayne clerely in myn owne handes of the seid xiijli xvd ob. fl. & ijd of Brittissh money of my hole charge althynges above specified allowed to me. . . . vs iiijd iiijd qra fl. & ijd of Brittissh money I the seid William Roggers have delyverd to my seid maister (Que nondum liberatur summa &c.) upon the . . .day of
Remanent in loculo meo. . . . iiij grotes of viijd fl. the pece ijs viijd iiij flemyssh pens iiijd. . . .
A pece of silver delyverd to me for iiijd. . . .
A pece of Brittayne money of ijd britañ. . . . . . . .iijs iiijd fl. & ijd of Brittissh money.
In sterlyng money, xvjd qra. . . . . . . .ijs qra fl.
In all vs iiijd qra fl. & ijd of Brittissh money
On the Dorse: Lynen cloth bought by William Roggers
First a memenant of lynyn cloth conteynyng xiij ellys & a half. . . .
Item ij remenantes of lynyn cloth conteynyng xxj aunes & a half. . . . . . . .In all xxxv aunes price of every aune xvdfl.
. . . .xliiijsixdfl.
Item ij remenantes of lynyn conteynyng xxviij aunys iij quarters, price of every aune xiijd fl. & ijdof Brittissh money. . . . . . . .xxxiiijs iiijd fl.
Item a remenant of lynyn cloth of xv aunys. . . .
Item a remenant of lynyn cloth of xij anuys. . . .
Item a remenant of lynyn cloth of ix aunys iij quarters. . . . . . . .In all xxxvj aunys iij quarters, price of every aune xiijd fl.
. . . .xxxixsixdob.qrafl.
Item a remeant of lynyn cloth of iiij aunys j quarter, price of every aune xd fl. . . . . . . . .iijs vjd ob. fl.
Summa. . . . . . . .vjli xvijd qr. fl.
Item for myn expensys & one other mannys that halpe me to bye the seid cloth. . . . . . . .iijs vjd ob. fl.
Item for wasshyng of iij peces which were wet in salt water. . . . . . . .ijd fl.
  1. Elorn in Bretagne.
  2. Bourgneuf in Bretagne.
  3. Machecoul in Bretagne.
  4. Le Conquet in Bretagne.
  5. The accounts of the ‘Brittissh child’ are wrong.
  6. Crossed out.
  7. Ibid.

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This Letter, with no date of the year, may have reference to the alleged poaching adventure of the end of 1481, but George Cely was not involved in that.

Ryght trusty and welbelovyd frend I recommaund me unto you acertynyng you sent your departyng ther hath ben labour mad ayenst you and your brother for the mater ye knowe but my fortune was to be by my lorde whan it was questian and I rememberyd my lord wiche had forgotyn the sayd mater and so after my rememberaunce my lord mad suche arnswere as shal be to your plesure in so muche as my lord hath promysid his singuler good lordshipp unto you and youre brother all men receyvid and yn anythyng els he cawdo for you or your brother he wulbe your good lorde. And to my power I schall be your frend duryng my lyfe. Fellow George I require you bespeke me xij dosun payre of loven1 glovis of the mark of iij and iiij dosun of the mark of ij. I must within thys viij dayes send you wurd to pray you to ley owte mony for vj horharnese for my lorde of Cokyngham2and I shall paye you for it at Calis I pay [sic] you send me wurde how ye wuldo for me in thes maters by the next that comyth to the wiche tyme I schall thynk long to as knowith Jhesu who have you in his keping. From Calis the ij day of May wt the hand of your tru loving frend

youres Bryan.
Addressed: To my ryght hertly belovyd frend George Cely merchant being at Bruges be thys letter delyverd.

On the Dorse: Item my xij dosun payre of glovis
Item iij stykkes of tarny sateyn or els vyelett sateyn of Bruges.

  1. Louvain.
  2. Perhaps Buckingham.

147
Jhesu
Ryght wyrschypfull sir I recommend me unto you as hartely as I can. Letyng you wnderstond that I resavyd a letter from you wherin ze wrotte for your mone I pray yow that ze take it to no dysplesour for I insure you hever tyll Syr Wylliam com hom I wend ze had ben contentt of Sir John Dyebotes I haw send hym wrytyng under formum that ze sall be contentt in all the hast posybyll wtowt fawll & I pray yow that ze wyll caws hym to hawe a letter send to hym wyche sall be bownd & sellyd wt your letter & affter the syzht of the byll I wot well ze sall not fawte of your mone and at my goyng I sall make syche amendes as ze sall holdyn well contentt wyche tym salbe ryght schortly be the gras of God who preserv you. At Caleis on the viij day of Maye.

your luffyng
Rauff Hastynges.
Addressed: To the ryght wyrschypfull George Selye merchand dwelyng in Marke Lane in London.


148
My ful trusty frende I recommaund me to you. I have recevved your kynd and lovyng letter and well understande alle thynges therynne contened whereof thanke you and for youre good and trewe hert. I am and shal be youre dettor of as gode atorne agayne another tyme and trustith therto trewely. I sende you by John Twaselton this berer xijli fl. in setillers at iiijs iiijd. I pray you to take it in gre and any thing that I cane do unto ples ye shall fynde it redy by Godes grace who ever preserve you. Writton at Guysnes1 the laste day of October.

Your tru luffuyng
Rauff Hastynges.
Addressed: To my ful good frende George Cely.

  1. Guines.

149
Both Thomas and John Dalton address the Celys as brothers. Thomas Dalton’s reference to his ship and his ‘prisoners’ looks like what is now called piracy.

Brother Jorge I pray you as my speciall trust ys in you that ye wyll remember me for to pay to Wylliam Norton of London, draper, for me xl or lliwhat ye may spare me but for xij or xiiij dayes for I owe hym iiijxx li. of the whyche he hathe a byll of my hande for I loke yevery day for tydynges owte of Holand for my schypp & my prisoners, & brother, this payment lyeth my pore onestie apon wherfore I beseche you to remember me as my speciall trust ys in yow above all others & by thes my hanwryteng I promes yow to answerr yow at yewre pleseur what ye delyver the seyd Wylliam.

From yowres to my power
Thomas Dalton.
On the Dorse: A remembrans of Thomas Dalton.
Jacob Wylliamson and hys felow de Delffe1. . . . . . . .xiiijli xixs viijd fl.
Jacob Wylliamson and hys fellowy of Laythe2. . . . . . . .viijli xixs
Mauryn Claysson of Laythe. . . . . . . .xxvjli xvjs iijd fl.
j den. . . . . . . .xxvjli xs viijd fl.
Of Jacob Wylliamson iiijd ob. . . . . . . . .vijli iiijs fl.
Item yn ijd ob. . . . . . . . .iijli fl.
iiijdob. . . . . . . . . .iiijli xvjs fl.

  1. Delft.
  2. Leyden.

150
The following Letter is placed separately, having been already published in an article in the ‘Gentleman’s Magazine,’ September 1881. The Dean of York was Richard Andrews, LL.D., installed as Dean January 1451-2; resigned June 2, 1477; died before November 5, 1477. His will was proved on November 5.

 

Anno lxxviij
Ryght wel belouyd brother. I recomaunde me hertelly to yow. Farthermore, pleese yt yow to wette that I heve ressayvyd from yow a lettar wrette at Calles the xxx day of Octobar. In the weche letter were closyd iiij letteres of paymentte, werof ij ben dyrect to Rychard Twenge, Mercer of London; bothe lettars contayinge lijli Item, allsso ij lettars of paymentte dyrecte to John Cowlarde, mercer, contaynynge both xxli. The days ben longe. I care for nowthynge save butt for my fellmen of Barneslay Strette,1 for thay wyll be nedy and call faste on me for mony er Marche be paste. Brother Gorge, I pray yow speke scharply to John Raunse of gynys2 for the ferme of Sentercasse,3 for Wyllm. the parsson ys man ys att London, and cawlthe faste on me for money; and alsso I honderstonde that zee haue lentte to the plasse for me xxli. I moste preste here at London xli & hour father xxli. Yt ys a scherewde werke–God amende yt. Item brother as apon the Sonday afore the datte of thys letter my brother Rychard Cely & I wer at Pollys Crosse to here the sarmon; and ther we herde forste word that howr uncull the Dene of Yorke ys passyd to God: and the prechar prayyd for ym by name. And ther sate that tyme c bochoppys at Pollys Crosse. No more to yow at thys tyme; bott howr lorde kepe yow. Wrette at London the xix day of November.

per yowr brother
Robard Cely.
A George Cely, merchande of the Staple at Calles, thys be delyvered.

  1. Barnsley, St. Mary, Gloucester, on the road between Cirencester and Burford.
  2. Guines.
  3. St. Tricaise or St. Tricat.