Chetham's Library: MUN.A.6.65.A

f 42 (25 October–25 October)


The charges on cryspyany day for dyner hew okes Rychard newbolde

Item for befe ij s. ij
Item for iij geyse ij s. viij d.
Item for iij pyges xxij d.
Item for brede ij s. vj d.
Item for ale vj galands of ale iij s.
Item for whete v d.
Item for butter ij d.
Item for spyse iiij d.
Item for msterde j d.
Item to ye mynstereles xij d.
... Summa xiiij s. ij d.


  • Footnotes
    • cryspyany: third y written over e
    • brede: re written over other letters
    • msterde: for musterde
  • Glossed Terms
    • chrispiane day n phr St Crispin's Day; chryspany day; chryspian day; chryspiane day; crispiany daie; cryspyany day
  • Endnote

    Company dinners were apparently held twice yearly, at Corpus Christi and on 'chryspyany day,' St Crispin's Day, 25 October, the date of election of the two wardens of the company. The outgoing wardens were responsible for the election-day dinner, at which they presented their accounts. The names of the wardens allow for exact dating, and the election dinner expenses are the final payment of the year. Thus the St Crispin's dinner accounts for 1562–3 refer to 25 October 1563, and this is the case in other years unless noted. The two dinners were held regularly, but not all accounts include payments for minstrels.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Corvisors' and Curriers' Guild Accounts
    Repository: Chetham's Library
    Shelfmark: MUN.A.6.65.A
    Repository location: Manchester

    The Lichfield Corvisors' and Curriers' Accounts migrated by unknown means to Manchester, where they are now preserved at Chetham's Library. The accounting year began on St Crispin's Day (25 October), on which day a guild dinner was held. A second dinner was held on Corpus Christi Day, but there is no evidence that it was associated with a civic procession at the late date of preservation of these accounts.

    c 1562–1623; English; paper; 21 leaves; 412mm x 155mm; modern pencil foliation 41–62; 3 gatherings bound into a booklet, some repair where pages have been torn when booklet folded across at some time; bound in parchment from old (presumably religious) MS, inner cover has 4 columns written at right angles to the booklet, outer cover is written the same way up as the folios of the booklet; flaps on front and rear outer covers, lower half of leather spine and part of the original binding thong survive.

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