f 40 (8 January 1615/16)
To the musitions in Christmas tyme, William Boyes and his fellow Iohn, now when they w<..>t away xx s.
besides dyvers gifftes before
f 40v (23 January 1615/16)
Iarvis & the rest of the Lord
players I gaue vj s.
(2 February 1615/16)
Roger Wood by the musicions vj s. with my black meare to cure, and sente by his man viij s. for his mans paynes when he came first tyme vj s. this tyme he tould me yat Thomas Layton let them have for her hey ‸⸢14 Stone.⸣
f 50 (24 November)
ffrancis Baker and Margery
Chilton maryed, I gaue x s. to musicke vj d., Cakes and Ale after iiij d. A gallon of Ale & a Cake that the bryde
sent me vp the night before xij d. Iohn
Lee after here Iugling
The Cholmeley branch of the Cholmley/Cholmeley family was resident at Brandsby Hall.
The primary residence of Philip Wharton (1555–1625), third Baron Wharton was at Healaugh Manor, West Riding (P&P). Jarvis the player also appeared at Newburgh Priory, the Bellasis family home, on 1 February 1613/4. The link to Wharton's players (f 40v) and the substantial sum paid to Jarvis both here and at Newburgh Priory suggest that Jarvis was the leader of Wharton's company. Baker and Chilton were both in the employ of Richard Cholmeley and payments for their wages appear frequently in the memorandum book, though Chilton's payments cease after her marriage. Baker regularly acts as Cholmeley's agent, collecting rents and debts and delivering payments. His travel expenses are regularly paid.
Record title: Richard
Cholmeley's Memorandum Book
Shelfmark: ZQG XII 3/1
Repository location: Northallerton
On the Cholmeley family and their documents, see the Introduction. The memorandum book is not a formal account, as much of it is taken up with miscellaneous notes and there does not appear to be a formal accounting year.
1602–15 February 1622/3; English; paper; 138 leaves bound in 3 volumes: 1–14 and 126–138, 15–80, 81–125; 330mm x 225mm (mounts); modern foliation 1–138; originals in poor condition; mounted on modern archival paper and sewn in modern marbled paper boards covered in buff fabric, parchment cover (from a 15th-c. liturgical manuscript) slipped in separate folder along with several fragments.