f [7] (7 January) (Accounts of Matthew Metcalf, warden)


Mony disborsed by the sayd Warden

Item payd att the Warden dinner xvij s. iiij d.
Item for wyne after at dinner ij s.
Item An Aftershott iij s. iiij d.
Item to the waytes xij d.
Item to the harper <.> iiij d.


  • Endnote

    1597–8 were plague years, with 1076 deaths in Richmond, so the annual guild feast was not held (Waggett, 'Minute Books,' p ii).

  • Document Description

    Record title: Mercers, Grocers, and Haberdashers' Minute Book
    Repository: NYCRO
    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 [18] and [19]); 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.

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