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

f 42v (25 October–25 October)

chargis of ye dynnar vppon corpus chyrstei day made by Rychard marshall and Rychard brovghtonn vardynes of ye occupation


Imprimis lead owte for breade ij s.
Itim for a stryke of malte ij s. viij d.
Itim for byffe iij s. iiij d.
Itim for velle and lame v s. iij d.
Itim for whete to make porryge viij d.
Itim for spyse iij d.
Itim for butter ij d.
Itim for mustard j d.
pead to ye minstrylles xij d.
pead to ye wyff<..> xij d.
for a totalys xvj s. v d.


  • Footnotes
    • stryke: yk partly obscured by ink blot
    • wyff<..>: letters lost to hole in MS; for wyffes
  • Glossed Terms
    • chyrstei n in phr corpus chyrstei day Corpus Christi Day
    • vardyne n warden
    • lame n lamb
    • pay v inf to pay; pead pasp
    • totalys n total; possibly from ML
  • 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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