f  (7 January) (Accounts of Marmaduke Pearson, warden)
Mony disbursed by the saym Warden
|Item payd att Iohn Pratt dinner for Mr Williams, to the waytes and sergantes||vij s. x d.|
John Pratt was accepted into the guild in 1587. The dinner may have been to welcome him and/or Williams as new members.
Record title: Mercers, Grocers, and Haberdashers' Minute
Shelfmark: ZZH 1/1
Repository location: Northallerton
The officers of the guild include the elected warden and underwarden, who served for a year but were eligible for reelection, and a number of 'searchers' (that is, inspectors). Most of the payments recorded in the guild's minute book concern the twice yearly warden's dinners, though dinners were also held to welcome new guild members. The accounting of disbursements ends in 1619.
Because the Covid-19 pandemic has made the manuscript temporarily inaccessible, the transcription has not yet been checked for accuracy
7 January 1580/1–3 January 1884; English; paper; v + 335 + ii (ii a paste-in, 2 small paste-ins between ff  and ); unnumbered; 300mm x 200mm; 19th-c. leather binding, title in gold letters on a red leather rectangle on front: THE ARCHIVES | OF YE MERCERS| GROCERS AND | HABERDASHERS | COMPANY.