Queen Elizabeth's Visit to Lichfield (A)

Nichols: Progresses, vol 1

pp 529–31 (27 July–3 August)

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Accompte of Symon Byddull and John Walelet, Baylieffs and Justices of Peace

within the Cyttye of Lichfield, from St James Apostle, 1575 to 1576

Charges when the Queene's Maiestie was at the Cyttye of Lichfield Anno 1575

(July 27 to Aug. 3)

L. s. d.
Imprimis, to the Queenes most excellent Maiestie in golde 40 0 0
Item, for charges for viij dayes, when the Queene's Maiestie was here, as appeareth by partyculers in the booke, to the some of 7 10 6
Item, paid to Thomas Harvye, for poles for the scaffold 0 1 0
Item, to olde Bate, for goinge to Mr Sprott 0 0 2
William Hollcroft, for kepynge Madde Richard when her Maiestie was here 0 5 0
Item, to Gregorye Ballard's Maid, for brynginge checkyns 0 0 3
Item, to the Pavyoures, for pavynge about the Market Crosse 0 2 0
Item, bestowed upon the Harbengers at Widdowe Hills 0 0 8
Item, for payntynge the Markett Crosse 0 19 0
Item, to Gostalowe, for takynge downe the skaffold 0 1 0
Item, to the Queene's Maiesties Harbengers 0 10 0
Item, to the Clerke of the Markett 2 0 0
Item, to the Fotemen 3 0 0
Item, to the Messengers of the Chamber 1 0 0
Item, to the Trumppettors 2 0 0
Item, to the Trumpettors, at the tyme of proclamacion, made by the Clerke of the Market 0 10 0
Item, to the Knyght Marshall's men 0 13 4
––––Yomen of the bottells 0 13 4
Item, to Robes 0 2 0
the Queene's Porter's 0 10 0
Keeper of Mr Raffe Boo's tent 0 2 6
Blacke Gards 1 0 0
them of the Privye backhowse 0 3 4
Item, to the Slawghter men 0 3 4
Item, to the Queene's Coachemen 0 10 0
Post maister 1 0 0
Sergiant of Armes 3 0 0
Harrolde of Armes (sic.)
Yoman that caryed the sworde 0 10 0
Yoman that caryed the mace 0 10 0
Yoman that surveyed the wayes for ye Queene 0 6 8
Mr Cartwright, that shuld have made the Oracion 5 0 0
the Ringers of Saynt Marye's Churche 1 4 0
Item, for ij dayes laborynge at Londbridge, to cast downe the waye for the Queene's Maiesties comynge 0 7 4
Item, for mendyng the dyche in akeryard 0 0 6
Item, to Gregorye Ballard, for going with letteres to Kyllyngworthe 0 3 4
Kelynge, for payntynge and mendyng the geylehall 0 3 10
Robert Dale, for salt fysshe 0 6 0
Wyddowe Hill, for ij dosen waxe torches, and one lyncke 1 4 0
Nycholas Smyth, for victualls 1 17 1
James Oliver, for beare 0 12 0
vi men, to go with the Queene's treasure to Rydgeley 0 1 0

Other Extracts for the "Charges Extraordinary" of the year, appearing to be connected with the Queen's Visit, are as follow:

Item, to Thomas Ylseleye, for goinge to Kyllyngworthe, with our Charter 0 10 0
Kyllam Hawks, for a horse hyre to Kyllingworthe 0 1 0
to my Lorde of Warwyk's Players 0 8 8
Kyllam Hawkes, for a horse hyre to Worcester 0 1 6
Item, given to the Queene's Bearward in reward 0 3 4

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  • Footnotes
  • Glossed Terms
    • yomen of the bottells n pl household officials, servants, or attendants charged with procuring drink [OEDO yeoman n C3.a]
    • blacke gards n pl scullions or kitchen servants, or a group of servants holding a similar position in an army (?) [OEDO blackguards n A.I.2.a, b]
  • Endnote

    The original manuscript from which Nichols drew his transcriptions is untraceable. The latest edition of Nichols, John Nichols’s The Progresses, vol 2, pp 332–4, adds nothing, and elides entries to produce only a partial set of records – this is why this transcription is taken from the original edition of Nichols, which purports to present a more complete document. In the absence of early Lichfield civic records, it is impossible to identify these local officials further. For further information on the queen’s progress from Kenilworth through Lichfield, Chartley, and Stafford, see the Introduction. The 'Other Extracts for the "Charges Extraordinary" of the year' are given as in Nichols, because he assumed them to be associated with the royal progress (Progresses, vol 2, p 334). Nichols does not present any narrative record of the queen’s visit to Lichfield.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Queen Elizabeth's Visit to Lichfield (A)
    Author: Nichols
    Work title: Progresses, vol 1

    Nichols, John. THE | PROGRESSES | AND | PUBLIC PROCESSIONS | OF | QUEEN ELIZABETH. | ... | A NEW EDITION, IN THREE VOLUMES. | VOLUME I. | [Royal Coat of Arms] | LONDON: PRINTED BY AND FOR JOHN NICHOLS AND SON, | (PRINTERS TO THE SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES,) | 25, PARLIAMENT STREET. | 1823.

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