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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

ESAH160: Transactions Contents: 'Series 3' Volume 8

ESAH160: Transactions Contents: 'Series 3' Volume 8: Essex Archaeology and History: Volume 8 (1976) Transactions of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History (296 pages) Contents: E...

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Historical Association talk: The English Language in Late Medieval Britain: Saturday 1 March 2014

Historical Association, Essex Branch
Meeting on Saturday 1 March 2014, 2.30pm, at The Link, Trinity Methodist Church , Chelmsford (free parking; near train and bus stations) Visitors and prospective members warmly welcome - a £2 donation is requested.
For information, email essexha1@btinternet.com or phone 07914 910612.


Professor Anthony Tuck
Emeritus Professor of History, University of Bristol
The English Language in Late Medieval Britain

Professor Anthony Tuck taught medieval history at the Universities of Lancaster, Durham and Bristol .  His main interests are in 14th and 15th century English history, and the economy and society of the northern English counties and the Anglo-Scottish border.  He has published on all these subjects, and he became interested in the changes in the languages used in the documents he consulted.

Now retired, he lives in Newport (Essex) and is a member of a group preparing a parish history of Newport for the Victoria County History.  It will be one of the VCH's series of "stand-alone" parish histories, and publication is expected at the end of 2014.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Great War Research: An Appeal by Leyton & Leytonstone Historical Society

Have you any family connections with Leytonstone?

Members of Leyton & Leytonstone Historical Society are researching how the town coped with the demands of the First World War.

Entitled ‘Leytonstone at War’, we will be producing a display, a publication and a radio presentation describing the lives of ordinary Leytonstone people caught in the conflict.

We appreciate that many Leytonstone families from those times have moved into Essex and hence this request. We would like to hear from anyone who had relatives living in the town during the war and who may have letters, photographs, artefacts and anecdotes, to allow us to consider them for display purposes. We would particularly welcome any stories which provide a glimpse of everyday life during the war and perhaps details of any events that occurred locally.

We promise to treat all offerings with utmost respect and consideration.

If you could possibly help use please make contact via the details given below.
Thank you
G. Millington

The Essex Society for Archaeology and History is pleased to promote this request.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Embezzled Church Goods of Essex (14): Transactions n.s. Volume 13 Part 3

EMBEZZLED CHURCH GOODS OF ESSEX.
BY EDWARD PERCIVAL DICKIN, M.D.

{Part 14}
{Transcribed for the internet from the Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society (now the Essex Society for Archaeology and History), ‘New Series’ Volume 13 Part 3 (1913).}

THE church goods of Essex have received considerable attention in the Society's Transactions. The late Mr. H. W. King's transcripts of inventories of confiscated church goods were printed in vols. iv. and v. (o.s.) and in vols. i., ii., and iii. (n.s.). Mr. R. C. Fowler and Mr. W. C. Waller printed some further inventories in vols. x. and xi. respectively. These all referred to goods taken into the king's hands in 1552, and in some cases the goods previously sold are also named.

The following transcript (the Essex part only of S.P.D. Edw. VI., vol. v., no. 59) refers to the goods which the churchwardens and parishioners had sold by 1548.

 [P. 74]  THE DEANERY OF DUNMOWE.
{THE DEANERY OF DUMNOW}

MYCHE DUNMOWE. William Glascocke, William Dente, Thomas Colfold, John Turnour, Churchewardens haue sold of the same churches plate thees parcells videicet; A Croose of Sylvar parcell gylte, a lytle crucifix of Sylver, a chalycer parcell gylte, two sensers parcell gylt, a pyxe, two paxes parcell gylte, one shippe with a spone, a lytle boxe, and two Candlestyckes all of syluer for the Somme of liiijli. ijs. iiijd. And they haue bestowed in leadd to repayre churche and other necessaries thereunto belonging xxiijli. xvjs. And the resydue of the same Somme of liiijli. ijs. iiijd. remayneth in theyre handes.

{GREAT DUNMOW. William Glascock, William Dent, Thomas Colford, John Turner, Churchwardens have sold off the same church’s plate these parcels viz: A Cross of Silver partly gilded, a little crucifix of silver, a chalice partly gilded, two sensers partly gilded, a pyx, two paxes partly gilded, one shippe(?) with a spoon, a little box, and two candlesticks all of silver for the sum of £54.2s.4d. And they have bestowed in lead to repair church and other necessaries thereunto belonging £23.15s. And the residue of the sum of £54.2s.4d. remains in their hands.}

STEBBINGE,  John Greene, Thomas Panell, Churchewardens to repayre the same churche hathe layed to pledge one Crosse of sylver for the somme of xli. Which moneye yet restith in theyre handis.

{STEBBING. John Green, Thomas Panell, Churchwardens to repair the same church have laid to pledge one Cross of silver for the sum of £10 which money yet rests in their hands.}

HIGHE ESTER. John Cavyll, John Alen, Churchewardens and Rycharde Croo, Rychard hard, and Robert Alen, hath sold of the churche plate to repayre the churche theese parcells folowinge; A Crosse parcell gylte, a paxe and a pyxe for the Somme of xviijli. xviijs. iijd., which money remayneth in theyre handes

{HIGH EASTER. John Cavill, John Allen, Churchwardens and Richard Croo, Richard Hard, and Robert Allen, have sold off the church plate to repair the church these parcels following: A Cross partly gilded, a pax and a pyx for the sum of £18.18s.3d. which money remains in their hands.)

SEELO BOWELLS. Rychard Sampforde hath solde of the said churches plate one Clalyce of sylver and gylte for the Somme of xxxvijs. iiijd. whiche money the same Rychard bestowed in repayring the same churche.

{SHELLOW BOWELLS. Richard Sampford has sold of the said church plate one chalice of silver and gilded for the sum of 37s.4d. which money the same Richard bestowed in repairing the same church.}

THAXTED. John Smythe, William longere, Churchewardens doo say That they haue sold of the churcheplate these parcells folowinge a paxe, a chrysmatorie[1], a chalyce, a shippe, a monster[2], and two Candlestycks all of sylver for the Somme of xliiijli. xvs. viijd., whereof they haue bestowed in repayring the said church xxxiijli vijs xd. And the resydne remayneth in thandes of John gate and William Spilman.

{THAXTED. John Smith, William Longere, Churchwardens do say that they have sold off the church plate these parcels following a pax, a chrismatory, a chalice, a shippe, a monster, and two candlesticks all of silver for the sum of £44.15s.8d. whereof they have bestowed in repairing the said church £33.7s.10d. And the residue remains in the hands of John Gate and William Spilman.}



[1] Chrysmatorie = Chrismatory = a vessel containing chrism or sacred oil
[2] unknown

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Embezzled Church Goods of Essex (13): Transactions n.s. Volume 13 Part 3

EMBEZZLED CHURCH GOODS OF ESSEX.
BY EDWARD PERCIVAL DICKIN, M.D.

{Part 13}
{Transcribed for the internet from the Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society (now the Essex Society for Archaeology and History), ‘New Series’ Volume 13 Part 3 (1913).}

THE church goods of Essex have received considerable attention in the Society's Transactions. The late Mr. H. W. King's transcripts of inventories of confiscated church goods were printed in vols. iv. and v. (o.s.) and in vols. i., ii., and iii. (n.s.). Mr. R. C. Fowler and Mr. W. C. Waller printed some further inventories in vols. x. and xi. respectively. These all referred to goods taken into the king's hands in 1552, and in some cases the goods previously sold are also named.

The following transcript (the Essex part only of S.P.D. Edw. VI., vol. v., no. 59) refers to the goods which the churchwardens and parishioners had sold by 1548.

EMBEZZLED CHURCH GOODS OF ESSEX. 171

[p. 73.] THE DEANRY OF HENNINGHAM.
{THE DEANERY OF HEDINGHAM}

PENTLOWE. Robert Chryshall, John Chryshall, Churchewardens doo say That they haue sold ane paxe and a chalyce of sylver and gylte for the Somme of vjli., whereof they haue bestowed in repayring the same churche iiijli. And the reste remayneth in the saide churchwardens handes.

{PENTLOW. Robert Chrishall, John Crishall, Churchwardens do say that they have sold a pax and a chalice of silver and gilded for the sum of £6, whereof they have bestowed in repairing the same church £4. And the rest remains in the said churchwardens hands.}

STEPLE BUMPSTEDD. Thomas Londe, Churchwarden hath sold one Crosse sylver and gylte of the saide Churches for nyne pounds whiche ixli. remayneth in his handes.

{STEEPLE BUMPSTEAD. Thomas Londe, Churchwarden has sold one Cross silver and gilded of the said church for nine pounds which £9 remains in his hands.}

HALSTEDDE. William ffuller of the same parryshe hath sold one Chalice there of sylver for vijli. and bestowed the same in makinge of a bridge within the parryshe.

{HALSTEAD. William Fuller of the same parish has sold one chalice there of silver for £7 and bestowed the same in making a bridge within the parish.}

YELDEHAM MAGNA. Thomas ffreeman of the same parryshe hath sold of the churche goodes there a Shyppe and a pyxe of sylver for the Somme of vijli. xviijs, which Somme remayneth in his handes.

{GREAT YELDHAM. Thomas Freeman of the same parish has sold off the church goods there a shyppe(?) and pyx of silver for the sum of £7.18s. which sums remains in his hands.}

BRAYNTREE. Robert Haynes, John Tendering, John Pryor, Churchewardens That they about three yeres past haue solde of the plate and Juells belonginge to the saide Churche xlijli. xvjs. ijd. Whereof they bestowed in repayringe the same churche viijli. xviijs. ijd. to our late soueraigne lord King henry the viijth for Subsidies iijli. xiiijs. viijd. And also for contribucions xxxiijs iiijd. And the resydue beinge xxixli. remayneth in thandes of John Godday, William gregill, Richard Skinner, Robert haynes, John pounde, Rychard and John Tendering.


{BRAINTREE. Robert Haynes, John Tendering, John Prior, Churchwardens that they about three years past have sold off the plate and Jewels belonging to the said Church £42.15s.2d. Whereof they bestowed in repairing the same church £8.18s.2d. to our late sovereign lord Henry the 8th for Subsidies £3.13s.8d. And also for contributions 13s.4d. And the residue being £29 remains in the hands of John Gooday, William Gregill, Richard Skinner, Robert Haynes, John Pound, Richard and John Tendering.}

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Essex Society for Archaeology and History: Morant Lecture. 14 March 2014

Mark Bailey, Professor of Late Medieval History at the University of East Anglia, gives the Morant Lecture for the Essex Society for Archaeology and History at Chelmsford Museum on Friday 14 March 2014, 7.30pm.  The topic will be "Serfdom in England", including new research from Court Rolls.


Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Essex Society for Archaeology and History: 2014 Programme

Programme for 2014

Friday 14th March 7.30pm Morant Lecture Mark Bailey –Serfdom in England, at the Chelmsford Museum. Followed by tea & biscuits. ... and book stall.  Cost £5.00

Saturday 26th April 12 noon Upminster Windmill Industrial site. Tour of the Windmill (1802) and site including the excavations of miller’s house. Refreshments in the old Independent Chapel (1800).  This event will be of interest to members of our sub group, the Essex Industrial Archaeology Group.  Cost £5.00

Wednesday 14th May 2pm Visit to Hill Hall and St Michael’s church, Theydon Mount, led by Anne Padfield, with refreshments in St Michaels Church. Cost £10.00. (Free entry for English Heritage members)

Saturday 7th June 2pm AGM St Nicholas chapel at Coggeshall Abbey, followed by refreshments. There will be an opportunity to visit the ruins and the mill after the meeting. Refreshments £5.00

Saturday 5th July 10 am Full day Walking tour of Colchester Town with Mark Davies. Meet at Castle at 10am. Lunch 12.30 – 14.00 ( provide own lunch). Cost £5.00. Max 15 people

Saturday 12th July 2pm  Willingale. Visit to the churches, archaeological talk about the village, look at some of the village buildings and refreshments in the village hall. Cost £5.00

Saturday 16th August 12.00 for 12.30pm Davy Down and Stifford church. Visit to the 1920s pumping station and filtration plant (still pumping water today), the late 19C 14 arch viaduct( still in use by C2C), slide show and talk on the Mardyke river. Followed by a guided walk through North Stifford looking at the older buildings finishing at the church for refreshments. The event will interest members of the Essex Industrial Archaeology Group.  Cost £10.00 (Arrive earlier and bring a packed lunch if you wish).

 Wednesday 17th September 1.30pm for 2pm Visit to High House, a Grade ll listed manorial farmstead (1546) in Purfleet with rare Essex dovecote ( now a scheduled ancient monument). Tour and talk. Also on site is the Royal Opera House scenery and set making  workshops. Cafe on site. Cost £5.00

Sunday 12th October 12.30pm for 1pm Morant Lunch at the Red Lion Hotel in Colchester. Speaker Dr L J F Ashdown-Hill (leader of genealogical research and historical advisor to the ‘Looking for Richard’ project). The talk is on The Colchester Franciscan Priory (Greyfriars). Cost £25.00. Bookings by 14th September.

Saturday 8th November 2pm Lecture at Chelmsford Museum. Speaker Charles Bird on ‘The Italian Job’, Edward De Vere’s Grand Tour, 1575. Followed by tea & biscuits. Members free, non members £1.00. Booking required.

Saturday 7th February 2015 2pm Lecture at Chelmsford Museum.  Speaker Laurie Page on Paleography, with a presentation and a hands-on opportunity to attempt to decipher old documents. Followed by tea and biscuits. Members free, non members £1.00. Booking required.

Further details of all events and availability are available from the Excursions Secretary, Mr Graham Gould, 16 Osborne Road, Leyton, E10 5QW.  All events to be booked via the Excursion Secretary at least 10 days prior to the event . If there are any transport issues in attending these events, please contact the Programme Secretary.


The visits on the Society's programme  are open to members and associate members only.  The Society can accept no liability for loss or injury sustained by members attending any of its programmed events.  Members are asked to take care when visiting old buildings or sites and to alert others to any obvious risks.  Please respect the privacy of those who invite us into their homes.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Portals To The Past: Crossrail Archaeology Exhibition: London. Until 15 March 2014

Crossrail are running a new exhibition of recent finds, 'Portals to the Past'. They are displaying more than 50 archaeological finds for the first time, including skulls from Roman London, a Roman cremation pot (which contained remains when discovered), flint used by Londoners 9,000 years ago and items found in a suspected Black Death Plague burial ground are just some of the finds that will be on display.

A free exhibition of finds discovered whilst building Crossrail is on until Saturday 15 March 2014. Details on poster below. 

Basildon Over 2000 Years: Project

Essex Media Workshop has produced 3 WW2 documentary DVDs funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The titles are as follows: Those Blessed Girls – Land Girls’ Stories; Defence of the Home Front – Civil Defence and Home Guard Stories and Operation Pied Piper – Evacuee Stories. Each of these titles have been placed in Essex Schools and UK libraries, with copies and the full interviews placed in the ERO and other archives. The projects have involved local schools so that they can learn about the subjects in a hands on and fun way.

We are considering an ambitious project to try and tell the story of the Basildon District over the past 2000 years. It is hoped that we can, again, generate interest with the local schools but would also like to work with yourselves, local historians and archives.

Would you be interested in being a part of this ambitious but exciting project, should we decide to apply for funding?

Regards
Richard Gregory

Dr. R. Gregory D.A., Cert. Ed., Dip. Media Tech.
Workshop Director
Essex Media Workshop


Sunday, 16 February 2014

Embezzled Church Goods of Essex (12): Transactions n.s. Volume 13 Part 3

EMBEZZLED CHURCH GOODS OF ESSEX.
BY EDWARD PERCIVAL DICKIN, M.D.

{Part 12}
{Transcribed for the internet from the Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society (now the Essex Society for Archaeology and History), ‘New Series’ Volume 13 Part 3 (1913).}

THE church goods of Essex have received considerable attention in the Society's Transactions. The late Mr. H. W. King's transcripts of inventories of confiscated church goods were printed in vols. iv. and v. (o.s.) and in vols. i., ii., and iii. (n.s.). Mr. R. C. Fowler and Mr. W. C. Waller printed some further inventories in vols. x. and xi. respectively. These all referred to goods taken into the king's hands in 1552, and in some cases the goods previously sold are also named.

The following transcript (the Essex part only of S.P.D. Edw. VI., vol. v., no. 59) refers to the goods which the churchwardens and parishioners had sold by 1548.

 [P. 70.]  THE DEANRY OF WYTHAM.

FFERINGE. John Borowe, John Wyndwell, Churchewardens there doo presente That they with the consent of the beeste of the parryshe hath sold of the church plate there thees parcells followinge videlicet; A peece of sylver parcell gylte whiche was used to beare Sacramente in, a senser parcell gylte, a Chalyce parcell gylte, and a paxe parcell gylte, Summa xvijli. vjs. viijd. Whereof they haue bestored in glasing the same churche xxvs. vjd. The resydue resteth in the churche boxe.

{FEERING. John Borowe, John Windwell, Churchwardens there do present that they with the consent of the best of the parish have sold off the church plate there these parcels following viz: A piece of silver partly gilded whch was used to bear Sacrament in, a senser partly gilded, a chalice partly gilded, and a pax partly gilded, Sum £17.6s.8d. Whereof they have bestowed in glazing the same church 35s.6d. The residue rests in the church box.}

THE GUYLDE OF OUR LADYE IN ULTINGE. Thomas Russel, Churchwarden there doothe say That Mr. Churche of Malden and Mr. Blake of Danbury beinge maisters of the same guylde did sell all the Juells and goodes of the same for the Somme of xviijli. and hathe the same Somme yet remayninge in theyre handes.

{THE GUILD OF OUR LADY IN ULTING. Thomas Russell, Churchwarden there do say that Mr Church of Maldon and Mr Blake of Danbury being masters of the same guild did sell the jewels and goods of the same for the sum of £18 and have the same sum yet remaining in their hands.}

WYTELY [? White Notley]. The Churchewardens there doo say That they haue solde a chalyce and a paxe of sylver of the churches for iijli. xvijs. ixd. and as moche latten as they receaued ixs. vjd. for.

{WHITE NOTLEY. The Churchwardens there do say that they have sold a chalice and a pax of silver of the church for £3.17s.9d. and as much brass as they received 9s.6d. for.}

WYTHAM. Andrewe Weston, William haywarde, Churchwardens theyre doo saye That they with thassent of thole parryshe there hath sold toward the reparacions of the said churche and to paye the church debtes theese parcells of the churche plate ensuing, videlicet; Two Candlestycks of sylver and a pyxe of Sylver wayenge lix. vunces at iiijs. xd. the vunce, Summa xiiijli. vijs. Item, a paxe of sylver wayeng x. vunees at vs. the vunce Summa Is. All whiche money they say was employed and spente to the uses and intentis beforesaide.

{WITHAM. Andrew Weston, William Hayward, Churchwardens there do say that they with the assent of the whole parish there have sold towards the reparations of the said church and to pay the church debts these parcels of the church plate ensuing viz: Two Candlesticks of silver and a pyx of silver weighing 59 ounces at 4s.10d. the ounce, Sum £14.7s. Item a pax of silver weighing 10 ounces at 5s. the ounce Sum 50s. All which money they say was employed and spent to the use and intended beforesaid.}

BRADWELL. The Churchewardens there doo say that there ys sold of the churche plate a lytle Chalice, and a Chrysmatorie, waynge xvj. vncis dimidlum at iiijs. ijd. the vnce, Summa iijli. viijs. ixd., whereof they say they haue layed owte in repayringe of the said churche and churche yarde xls., which was solde the ixth daie of novembre last paste.

{BRADWELL-JUXTA-COGGESHALL. The Churchwardens there do say that there is sold of the church plate a little chalice, and a Chysmatorie(?), weighing 16½ ounces at 3s.2d. the ounce, Sum £3.8s.9d. whereof they say they have laid out in repairing of the said church and church yard 40s., which was sold the 9th day of November last past.}

[ ]ANGFORDE [? Langford]. Thomas pymb, Churchewarden doo say That Thomas Sames with the consent of the same parryshe hath sold of the churche plate there one Chalice wayeng viij. vunces and quartarius dimidium at iiijs. ijd. the vnce, Summa xxxiiijs. xjd. And hathe layed owte and payed of the same for tylinge of the churche xxxs. and for the churche debte iiijd.

{LANGFORD. Thomas Pymb, Churchwarden do say that Thomas Sames with the consent of the same parish has sold off the church plate there one chalice weighing 8¾ ounces at 4s.2d. the ounce. Sum 33s.6d. And has laid out and paid for the tiling of the church 30s. and for the church debt 4d.}

TOTHAM MAGNA. The Churchwardens there doo saye That they haue pledged one Chalice of the Churches for the Somme of xxvjs. viijd., whiche Somme they saye ys bestowed and spent in repayringe the same churche.

{GREAT TOTHAM. The Churchwardens there do say that they have pledged one chalice of the church for the sum of 35s.8d. which sum they say is bestowed and spent on repairing the same church.}

HENNINGHAM CASTELL in Decanatu de hennyngham. William Sadlington, Churchwarden dyd sell a chalyce of syluer and gylte belonginge to the saide churche for the Somme of vli, vjs. viijd. whiche money remayneth in his handis.


{CASTLE HEDINGHAM in the Deanery of Hedingham. William Sadlington, Churchwarden did sell a chalice of silver and gilded belonging to the said church for the sum of £5.6s.8d. which money remains in his hands.}

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Embezzled Church Goods of Essex (11): Transactions n.s. Volume 13 Part 3

EMBEZZLED CHURCH GOODS OF ESSEX.
BY EDWARD PERCIVAL DICKIN, M.D.

{Part 11}
{Transcribed for the internet from the Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society (now the Essex Society for Archaeology and History), ‘New Series’ Volume 13 Part 3 (1913).}

THE church goods of Essex have received considerable attention in the Society's Transactions. The late Mr. H. W. King's transcripts of inventories of confiscated church goods were printed in vols. iv. and v. (o.s.) and in vols. i., ii., and iii. (n.s.). Mr. R. C. Fowler and Mr. W. C. Waller printed some further inventories in vols. x. and xi. respectively. These all referred to goods taken into the king's hands in 1552, and in some cases the goods previously sold are also named.

The following transcript (the Essex part only of S.P.D. Edw. VI., vol. v., no. 59) refers to the goods which the churchwardens and parishioners had sold by 1548.

{THE DEANERY OF LEXDEN AND TENDRING continued}

RAMSEY. Robert mirvyn, John Wyckes, Churchewardens there doo presente and saye`That they haue sold of the churche plate a senser and a paxe wayenge xlti. vunces at iiijs. vjd. the vunce, Summa ixli., whiche was bestowed vpon the repayringe of a bridge adyoyninge to the same Towne.

{RAMSEY. Robert Mirvin, John Wickes, Churchwardens there do present and say that they have sold off the church plate a senser and a pax weighing 40 ounces at 4s.6d. the ounce, Sum £9 which was bestowed upon the repairing of a bridge adjoining to the same town.}

ELMESTEDDE. William Payne, John Chace, Churchewardens doo saye That they haue sold so myche latten as they receaued for the same xs., And the same money they say they intind to bestowe ypon a pulpitt and makinge of an hutche there.

{ELMSTEAD MARKET.  William Payne, John Chace, Churchwardens do say that that have sold so much brass as they received for the same 10s. and the same money they say they intend to bestow upon a pulpit and making of a chest there.}

CLACTON PARVA. Philip Stubbes, Richard Harwye, Churchwardens doo presente and say That nowe of late they haue sold of the church plate there a Chalyce, a payer of sensers, and a lytle paxe for the Somme of viijli. xjs. iiijd., whereof they have bestowede in reparyinge the said churche Is. viijd. And the reeste remayneth in the churche boxe.

{LITTLE CLACTON. Philip Stubbs, Richard Harwye, Churchwardens do present and say that now of late they have sold off the church plate there a chalice, a pair of sensers, and a little pax for the sum of £8.11s.4d. whereof they have bestowed in repairing the said church 50s.8d. and the rest remains in the church box.}

HARWYCHE. Thomas Richmonde, John Sake, Churchewardens doo say That they haue sold of the churche plate thees parcells ensuying videlicet; A Crosse parcell gylte wayeng xliijti. vunces at iiijs. xd. the vnce xli. viijs. Item, a Chalice double gylte wayenge xxti. vunces at vs. ijd. the vunce, vli. iijs. iiijd. Item, a senser of sylver and the foote of a chalice wayenge xxxti. vunces, vjli. xvs.
Whereof they say they haue layed owte upon the Towne Key there vli,, and for the chardge of the towne charter viijli. The reeste beinge ixli. vijs. iiijd. remayneth in thandis of the said John Sake.

{HARWICH. Thomas Richmond, John Sake, Churchwardens do say that they have sold off the church plate these parcels ensuing viz: A Cross partly gilded weighting 43 ounces at 4.10d the ounce £11.8s. Item, a chalice double gilded weighing 20 ounces at 5s.2d. the ounce, £5.3s.4d. Item a senser of silver and the foot of a chalice weighing 30 ounces £6.15s.
Whereof they say they have laid out upon the town quay there £6, and for the charge to the town charter £8. The rest being £9.7s.4d. remains in the hands of the said John Sake.}

[EA]RLES COLNE.  George beeston, Nicholas garrarde, Churchewardens Doo presente That they haue solde of the churche plate there Thees parcells ensuing videlicet, a pyxe of sylver and gylte wayeng xlti. vunces, vijli. and odde money. A chalyce of sylver parcell gylte wayeng ix. vunces, xxxs. A senser and a paxe of sylver, iijli. iijs. Of whiche money they saye they haue bestowed vpon the reparacions of the steeple there, viijli. xs. And parte of the residue of the same moneye they say they haue payed to certayne of the parryshe for tharreragis of the churche and the reste remayneth in the church cooffre.

{EARLS COLNE. George Beeston, Nicolas Garrarde, Churchwardens do present that they have sold off the church plate there these parcels ensuing viz: a pyx of silver and gilded weighing 40 ounces £7 and odd money. A chalice of silver partly gilded weighing 9 ounces, 30s. A senser and pax of silver, £3.3s. of which money they say they have bestowed upon the reparation of the steeple there, £8.10s. and part of the residue of the money they say they have paid to certain of the parish for the arrangements of the church and the rest remains in the church coffer.}

THE GUYLDE OF CORPUS CHRISTI IN COOKESHALL.  Clemente Sutton and John Crane Churchwardens there doo say that they have in theyre handes goodes redye monye of the same Guylde as followeth videlicet; in redye money xiijli. xixs. vjd., a spytte, a brasse potte, xxiijti. pewter platters, xxjti. pewter dysshes, and xxjti. sawcers, which money and goodes they doo employ to there owne uses.

{THE GUILD OF CORPUS CHRISTI IN COGGESHALL. Clement Sutton and John Crane Churchwardens there do say that they have in their hands goods in ready money of the same Guild as followeth viz: in ready money £8.9s.6d., a spit(?), a brass pot, 23 pewter platters, 21 pewter dishes, and 21 saucers, which money and goods they do employ for their own use.}

ALDHAM. William Draper, Rychard Tavyd, Churchwardens doo saye That they haue sold certayn banner cloothes of the same churches to the value of vjs.And certayne candlestyckes of latten and pewter to the Somme of xvjs. iiijd. Whereof they say they gaue and layed owte towarde the setting forthe of one Souldyr vjs., and in glasing the saide churche ixs., and the reste remayneth in thandes of the said churchwardens.

{ALDHAM. William Draper, Richard Tavid, Churchwardens do say that they have sold certain banner cloths of the same church to the vaue of 6s. And certain candlesticks of brass and pewter to the sum of 15s.4d. Whereof they say they gave and laid out towards the setting forth of one soldier 6s. and in glazing the said church 9s. and the rest remains in the hands of the said churchwardens.}

170 EMBEZZLED CHURCH GOODS OF ESSEX.

WHYTE COLNE. John Warde, John Potter, Churchwardens doo presente and saye That they haue sold one Chalyce belonging to the same churche for the Somme of xxxviiti. shillingis which Somme they say they gaue in exchainge with theyre bells and the bells of Colne pryors.


{WHITE COLNE. John Ward, John Potter, Churchwardens do present and say that they have sold one chalice belonging to the same church for the sum of 37 shillings which sum they say they gave in exchange with their bells and the bells of Colne Priory.}

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

The Fighting Essex Soldier: Conference at the Essex Record Office on Saturday 8 March 2014

Conference at Essex Record Office

The Fighting Essex Soldier: Recruitment, War and Remembrance in the Fourteenth Century
During the fourteenth century, successive English kings sent their armies to do battle in Scotland, France and Ireland. As a result, the number of men involved in warfare increased dramatically. What’s more, these soldiers are well documented, enabling us to find out more about the men who served in these campaigns than any earlier ones, especially those drawn from the gentry and nobility. This conference will take a look at the impact these many conflicts had on Essex society, and how soldiers were remembered after their deaths.
Thomas Stapel brass copy

Speakers include:
Dr Jennifer Ward – Essex and the Hundred Years War: Taxation, Justice, and County Families
Dr David Simpkin – The Essex Gentry and the Wars of the English Crown. From Edward I to Richard II (c.1277-c.1400)
Dr Craig Lambert – Shipping the Troops and Fighting at Sea: The Participation of Essex Maritime Communities in England’s Wars, 1320-1400
Martin Stuchfield – Remembering the Soldier: Fourteenth Century Essex Brasses
Plus other expert speakers and lunchtime medieval music sung by members of Gaudeamus

Saturday 8 March 2014, 9.30am-4.15pm
Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6YT
£15 including refreshments and buffet lunch
Please book in advance on 01245 244614

Information taken from the Essex Record Office blog: www.essexrecordofficeblog.co.uk/conferences/

The Essex Society for Archaeology and History will be having a lunchtime book stall at the event giving those who come to buy back numbers of 'Transactions' for £2.00 each.

High Country History Group: Copped Hall talk: 27 February 2014

High Country History Group: Copped Hall talk: 27 February 2014: Copped Hall in May 2008 Victor Knope, the Chairman of the Friends of Copped Hall , Epping, will be talking to the High Country History...

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Embezzled Church Goods of Essex (10): Transactions n.s. Volume 13 Part 3

EMBEZZLED CHURCH GOODS OF ESSEX.
BY EDWARD PERCIVAL DICKIN, M.D.

{Part 10}
{Transcribed for the internet from the Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society (now the Essex Society for Archaeology and History), ‘New Series’ Volume 13 Part 3 (1913).}

THE church goods of Essex have received considerable attention in the Society's Transactions. The late Mr. H. W. King's transcripts of inventories of confiscated church goods were printed in vols. iv. and v. (o.s.) and in vols. i., ii., and iii. (n.s.). Mr. R. C. Fowler and Mr. W. C. Waller printed some further inventories in vols. x. and xi. respectively. These all referred to goods taken into the king's hands in 1552, and in some cases the goods previously sold are also named.

The following transcript (the Essex part only of S.P.D. Edw. VI., vol. v., no. 59) refers to the goods which the churchwardens and parishioners had sold by 1548.

{THE DEANERY OF LEXDEN AND TENDRING continued}

ST. NYCHOLAS IN COLCHESTER. William blotte, George harryson doo presente That there bee sold of the churches certayne olde Candlestyckes and clothes to the Somme of iijli. whiche ys bestowede in trymmyng of theyre churche.

{ST. NICHOLAS, COLCHESTER.  William Blotte, George Harrison do present that there be sold of the church certain old Candlesticks and cloths to the sum of £3 which is bestowed in trimming of their church.}

ABERTON. Thomas Lyvinge, John Thymble, Churchewardens doo presente That Sir dauid Bennett parsonne and Thomas Lyving parryshenour there hathe solde of the churcheplate one chalyce of sylver wayeng xj. uncis at iijs. viijd, the unce, Summa xis. iiijd., which money they say ys bestowed upon the reparacions of the same churche.

{ABBERTON. Thomas Living, John Thimble, Churchwardens do present that Sir David Bennett parson and Thomas Living parishioner there have sold off the church plate one chalice of silver weighing 11 ounces at 3s.8d the ounce. Sum 11s.4d. which money they say is bestowed upon the reparation of the same church.}

MYCHE OKELEY. The Churchwardens there Doo presente that they haue sold certayne cloothes of the churches which one tyme covered the ymagis for xs. which ys distributed and gyven amongest poore people.

{GREAT OAKLEY.  The Churchwardens there do present that they have sold certain cloths of the church which one time covered the images for 10s which is distributed and given amongst poor people.}

ST. PETERS IN COLCHESTER. Robert Maynerd, John Robertis, Churchwardens doo presente That they haue sold of the churche plate there, a pyxe of sylver parcell gylte wayeng xxxvijti. vunces at iiijs. viijd. the vunce, Summa viijli xvs., whereof they say they haue bestowed in repayringe of the said churche vijli. xvs. And xxs. remayneth in theyre bandes.

{ST PETER’S, COLCHESTER.  Robert Maynard, John Roberts, Churchwardens do present that they have sold off the church plate there, a pyx of silver partly gilded weighing 37 ounces at 4s.8d. the ounce. Sum £8.15s. whereof they say they have bestowed in repairing of the said church £7.15s. and 20s remains in their hands.}

DOVERCOURTE. Robert Sale, Christopher Alen, John Alen, parryshenours there doo say that they hath latelye sold of the church plate, a crosse, a senser, a chalyce, and a paxe all of Sylver and gylte for the somme of xxijli. vs. And haue speente the same in suying to the Kingis maiestie and his counsell concernynge the benefyre there.

{DOVERCOURT. Robert Sale, Christopher Allen, John Allen, parishioners there do say that they have lately sold off the church plate, a cross, a senser, a chalice, and a pax all of silver and gilded for the sum of £22.5s. And have spent the same in suying(?) to the King’s majesty and his counsell concerning the benefice there.}

TENDERING. John Busshe, Rychard Dyxe, Churchewardens doo say That they haue solde of yron and candlestyckes of leadd belonginge to the same churche the Somme of viijs vijd., and haue bestowed the same in makynge of a pulpytt in repayringe the same churche and making of an hutche.

{TENDRING.  John Busshe, Richard Dyxe, Churchwardens do say that they have sold off iron and candlesticks of lead belonging to the same church the sum of 8s.7d. and have bestowed the same in making of a pulpit in repairing the same church and making of a chest.}

LALEFORDE. The Churchewardens there doo say That they haue solde of the churches ij. Candlestyckes of latten two handbells and other olde yron to the Somme of xviiijs., whiche money was partelie bestowed vpon the churche and partelie to the poore mens boxe there.

{LAWFORD. The Churchwardens there do say that they have sold of the church 2 candlesticks of brass two handbells and other old iron to the sum of 19s. which money was partly bestowed upon the church and partly to the poor mens box there.}

BRYGHTELINGSEY. Thomas Spysall, John hubbarte, Churchwardens doo sey That they by the aduyse of the parryshe there haue solde of the plate and ornamentis there three parcells folowinge videlicet A crosse of Sylver and gylte xxvijli. vjs. viijd., a chalyce, a Senser, two paxes and a pyxe xxjli. vs. iiijd., and two Coopes, a vestemente, and two Tynnacles vjli xiiijs iiijd., whiche money was hollie spente and layed owte in repeyringe the steple with the two yles of the saide churche, in a mendinge two bridgis there leadinge over the salte water, and in defending a suyte concernynge a Chauntre presented to be founded in the same churche.

{BRIGHTLINGSEA. Thomas Spysall, John Hubbate, Churchwardens do say that by the advice of the parish there have sold off the plate and ornaments there three parcels following viz: A cross of silber and gilded £27.6s.8d., a chalice, a senser, two paxes and a pyx £21.5s.4d. and two copes, a vestment, and two Tabernacles(?) £6.14s.4d. which money was wholly spent and laid out in repairing the steeple with two aisles of the said church, in amending two bridges there leading over the salt water, and in defending a suit concerning a Chantry presented to be founded in the same church.}

WYXE. Nycholas Steward, John Bateman, Churchwardens Doo presente that they haue sold certayne latten belonginge to the same churche to the Somme of vjs. viijd. whiche money they haue still remayninge in thyre handes.

{WIX.  Nicholas Steward, John Bateman, Churchwardens do present that they have sold certain brass belonging to the same church to the sum of 6s.8d. which money they have still remaining in their hands.}

EMBEZZLED CHURCH GOODS OF ESSEX. 169

ARDELEY. John ffynche, Churchwarden there doo presente and saye That he with the assent of xij. of the parryshe there hath sold of the churchplate, a Crosse, a senser, two chalyces, a pyxe, a paxe, a shyppe, and a spone, all of sylver for the somme of xxxviijli. iiijs. ijd., whereof they haue layed owte and bestowed aboute the reparacions of the churche xxli. iiijs. iid. And remayneth in theyre handes xviijli. And they say that oone of the said chalyces was sould abowte whitsontide last past.


{ARDLEIGH. John Finch, Churchwarden there do present and say that he with the assent of 12 of the parish there have sold off the church plate, a Cross, a senser, two chalices, a pyx, a paxe, a shyppe(?), and a spoon, all of silver for the sum of £38.4s.2d. whereof they have laid out and bestowed about the reparations of the same church £20.4s.2d. And remaining in their hands £18. And they say that one of the said chalices was sold about Whitsuntide last past.}

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Embezzled Church Goods of Essex (9): Transactions n.s. Volume 13 Part 3

EMBEZZLED CHURCH GOODS OF ESSEX.
BY EDWARD PERCIVAL DICKIN, M.D.

{Part 9}
{Transcribed for the internet from the Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society (now the Essex Society for Archaeology and History), ‘New Series’ Volume 13 Part 3 (1913).}

THE church goods of Essex have received considerable attention in the Society's Transactions. The late Mr. H. W. King's transcripts of inventories of confiscated church goods were printed in vols. iv. and v. (o.s.) and in vols. i., ii., and iii. (n.s.). Mr. R. C. Fowler and Mr. W. C. Waller printed some further inventories in vols. x. and xi. respectively. These all referred to goods taken into the king's hands in 1552, and in some cases the goods previously sold are also named.

The following transcript (the Essex part only of S.P.D. Edw. VI., vol. v., no. 59) refers to the goods which the churchwardens and parishioners had sold by 1548.

{THE DEANERY OF LEXDEN AND TENDRING continued}

EMBEZZLED CHURCH GOODS OF ESSEX. 167

ST MARTYNS IN COLCHESTER. John Gyldr, Thomas Dybury, Churchewardens doo presente That they about iiij yeres paste haue solde of the churche plate there thees parcells folowinge videlicet; a chalyce of sylver and gylte wayenge xij. vncis at iiijs. the vnce, summa xlviijs. Item, a pyxe gylte wayenge xviij. vnnces at iiijs. ijd., Summa iijli. xvs. Item, a crucyfix gylte iijs. iiijd. Parte of whiche money ys bestowed abowte the said Churche as they say. And the resydue remayneth in the poore mens boxe.

{ST MARTIN’S, COLCHESTER. John Gilder, Thomas Dybury, churchwardens do present that they about 4 years past past have sold off the church plate there these parcels following viz: a chalice of silver and gilded weighing 12 ounces at 4s. the ounce, sum 48s. Item, a pyx gilded weighing 8 ounces at 4s.2d. Sum £3.15s. Item a crucifix gilded 3s.4d. part of which money is bestowed about the said church as they say. And the residue remains in the poor men’s box.}

MARKSTAY. Robert peverell, John Damyan, Churchewardens doo presente That they with thassent of the parryshe hathe solde a brooken Chalyce, two cruettis, and a paxe of Sylver wayenge xxti. vncis, Summa iiijli, whiche Somme they say they haue bestowed in repayringe the same churche and in casting a newe bell.

{MARKS TEY. Robert Peverell, John Damyan, churchwardens do present that they with the assent of the parish hathe sold a broken Chalice, two cruets, and a paxe of silver weighing 20 ounces, Sum £4, which Sum they say they have bestowed in repairing the same church and in casting a new bell.}

DEDHAM. The churchewardens there doo presente and say That the moost parte of the plate of the same churche was solde partlie to buylde a grammar scoole there and partlie to repayre the churche and partelie also to buylde a bridge there as they say. Whereof they say the [sic] certified the Kingis maiesties visitours in his highnes visitacion.

{DEDHAM. The churchwardens do present and say that the most part of the plate of the same church was sold partly to build a Grammar School there and partly to repair the church and partly also to build a bridge there as they say. Whereof they say the certified the King’s Majesty visitors in his highness visitation.}

S. BOTOLPHES IN COLCHESTER. William Smith, Thomas Rudeley [? Audeley], Churchwardens there doo presente That they haue solde of the churche goodes there the parcells ensuing videlicet a chalice v. markes certayne lytle Candlestyckes with a lytle bell xxjs. id. Item, certayne banner cloothes and other old clothes xs. viijd., which sommes they say they have layed owte and bestowed in and abowte the repayringe of the churche and in suite of lawe againste the parson of all halowes concernynge certayne tythes claymed by him of the parryshenours of the said parrysh of saincte botulphe.

{ST BOTOLPH’S, COLCHESTER. William Smith, Thomas Rudeley / Audley, churchwardens there do present that they have sold off the church goods there the parcels ensuing viz: a chalice 5 marks certain little candlesticks with a little bell 21s.1d. Item, certain banner cloths and other old cloths 10s.8d., which sums they say they have laid out and bestowed in and about the repairing of the church and in suit of law against the parson of All Hallows concerning ceratin tithes claimed by him of the parishioners of the said parish of Saint Botolph.}

MYLE ENDE. Thomas Gye, John Knighte, Churchewardens doo presente that they with the consent of the parryshe haue solde of the same church goodes as moche latten as they hadde xs. for, A rayle and an hanginge before an ymage for xxd., A claps [sic] of sylver xxd. A paynted clothe belonginge to the sepulchre viijd., and an other cloothe iiijd., And as moche wayx as ranne to vijs. ijd. And haue bestowed of the said money parte upon the repayringe of the churche parte gyven to poore people and parte paied for the debte of the said churche. And parte also remayneth in the said churchwardens handis.

{MILE END. Thomas Gye, John Knight, churchwardens do present that they with the consent of the parish have sold off the church goods as much brass as they had 10s. for. A rail and a hanging before an image for 20d. A candlestick of silver 20d. A painted cloth belonging to the sepulchre 8d. and another cloth 4d. And as much wax as ran to 7s.2d. And have bestowed of the said money part upon the repairing of the church part given to poor people and part paid for the debt of the said church. And part also remains in the churchwardens hands.}
WESTE MERSEY. John Wylson, Robert ffeelde, Churchwardens doo saye That they with, the consent of the parryshe hathe sold of the churche plate for the reparacions of the churche, a paxe parcell gylte. a senser, and a pyxe of sylver and gylte, wayenge all togyther xxti. vncis at iiijs. iiijd, the vunce, Summa iiijli. vjs. viijd. which Somme remayneth in theyre handes to those abouesaide.

{WEST MERSEA. John Wilson, Robert Field, Chuchwardens do say that they with, the consent of the parish have sold off the church plate for the reparations of the church, a pax partly gilded, a senser, and a pyx of silver and gilded, weighing all together 20 ounces at 3s.4d. the ounce. Sum £4.6s.8d. which sum remains in their hands to those abovesaid.}

ST. GYLES IN COLCHESTER. Richard Stampe, John Thompson, John Bowyers, Churchwardens doo say That they haue sold as moche yron belonging to the same churche as came to ixs. which they bestowed in whyte lyminge the said churche.

{ST GILES, COLCHESTER. Richard Stampe, John Thompson, John Bowyers, Churchwardens do say that they have sold as much iron belonging to the same church as came to 9s. which they bestowed in white liming the said church.}

[C]HICHE REGIS. Edwarde Short, Richard Duke, Churchewardens doo say That they haue sold as moche of the plate of the churche there as they hadd and receaued for the same xlli. xviijs. vjd., whiche they dyd as they saye for the Coveringe and reparinge of the said churche.

{CHURCH REGIS(?). Edward Short, Richard Duke, Churchwardens do say that they have sold as much of the plate of the church there as they had and received for the same £40.8s.6d. which they did as they say for the covering and repairing of the said church.}

168 EMBEZZLED CHURCH GOODS OF ESSEX.

FFRATYNGE. Thomas Stevyn, Elyze Churche, Churchwardens doo say that they haue sold certayne latten and yron of the saide churches extinge [? amounting] to the Somme of xs. which ys bestowed upon a pulpytt and a hutche in the same churche.


{FRATING. Thomas Stevyn, Elyze Churche, Churchwardens do say that they have sold certain brass and iron of the said church amounting to the Sum of 10s. which is bestowed upon a pulpit and a chest in the same church.}

Friday, 7 February 2014

Colchester Castle Museum to reopen on 2 May 2014

The Castle last June (2013). Work is now going on inside.
The museum at Colchester Castle, currently undergoing a massive refit and reinterpretation of the town's 2000 year history, will reopen on 2 May 2014 it was announced this week. The Essex Society for Archaeology and History - onetime founders of the museum in 1860 - understands that there will not be a formal reopening event but a "soft launch".  Formalities will happen later. 

Monday, 3 February 2014

Chelmsford Museum Lecture '1914 And All That': 28 February 2014

Following the Great War theme, Ian Hook of Chelmsford Museum will be giving the annual lecture. For more go to: Museum Lecture '1914 And All That' | Chelmsford City Council

Tour of Essex Record Office

Essex Record Office,
Chelmsford
A behind the scenes tour of the Essex Record Office is the final visit in the 2013 programme for members of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History. This will be on Monday 10 February 2014.  The 2014 programme will be published shortly. 

Colchester: Long lost report rewrites history for Abbey Gatehouse

News about a document which points to the history of St John's Abbey gatehouse in Colchester. Colchester: Long lost report rewrites history for Abbey Gatehouse on Independent Catholic News

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Embezzled Church Goods of Essex (8): Transactions n.s. Volume 13 Part 3

EMBEZZLED CHURCH GOODS OF ESSEX.
BY EDWARD PERCIVAL DICKIN, M.D.

{Part 8}
{Transcribed for the internet from the Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society (now the Essex Society for Archaeology and History), ‘New Series’ Volume 13 Part 3 (1913).}

THE church goods of Essex have received considerable attention in the Society's Transactions. The late Mr. H. W. King's transcripts of inventories of confiscated church goods were printed in vols. iv. and v. (o.s.) and in vols. i., ii., and iii. (n.s.). Mr. R. C. Fowler and Mr. W. C. Waller printed some further inventories in vols. x. and xi. respectively. These all referred to goods taken into the king's hands in 1552, and in some cases the goods previously sold are also named.

The following transcript (the Essex part only of S.P.D. Edw. VI., vol. v., no. 59) refers to the goods which the churchwardens and parishioners had sold by 1548.

{THE DEANERY OF LEXDEN AND TENDRING continued}

ST, JAMES IN COLCHESTER. John Lucas, Robert Pytte, Churchewardens doo saye That they haue solde of the said churches goodes two copper Crosses, a paxe of Copper, a senser of copper, and a pyxe of Copper, all whyche were sold for iiijs. ixd. Also as moche waxe as came to xis. And as moche latten as came to xvjs.. and they say they haue bestowed the same moneye in glasinge, whyte-lyminge, and paynting the same churche.

{ST JAMES, COLCHESTER. John Lucas, Robert Pitt, Churchwardens do say that they have sold off the said church goods two copper Crosses, a pax of Copper, a senser of copper, and a pyx of copper, all which were sold for 4s.9d. Also as much wax as came to 11s. Also as much brass as came to 16s. and they say they have bestowed the same money in glazing, white liming, and painting the same church.}

166 EMBEZZLED CHURCH GOODS OF ESSEX.

HORKYNSBURY MAGNA [?Great Horkesley]. John Noothe, Reynold Melne, Churchwardens doo saye that they haue sold as moche of the churche plate there as they hadde receauede for the same xlviijs. which somme still remayneth in theyre handes.

{GREAT HORKESLEY. John Noothe, Reynold Melne, churchwardens do say that they have sold as much of the church plate there as they had received for the same 42s. which sum still remains in their hands.}

ST. LEONARDIS IN COLCHESTER. John Cooke, Robert Lamberte, Churchwardens doo presente and saye that they have solde of the goodes of the said churche iij. old Coopes, certayne latten, and certayn old cloothes for the Somme of iijli. vijs. viijd.

{ST LEONARD’S, COLCHESTER. John Cooke, Robert Lamberte, churchwardens do present and say that they have sold off the goods of the said church 3 old Copes, certain brass, and certain old clothes for the sum of £3.7s.8d.}

ST. RUMBALDIS IN COLCHESTER. Nycholas Wylbore, Robert Buxton, churchwardens doo presente That Robert Myddleton and Thomas Symell parryshenours there hath solde as moche of the church plate as they receaued xijli. for. And they the same churchwardens with the consent of the parryshe hathe solde as moche brasse belonging to the same churche as they receaued vxjs. for. Of which Sommes they saye they paid vli vjs. viijd. for tharreragies which the parson there dyd leaue the said churche in to the King's majestie. And vjli. vjs. viijd for a payre of organs. And the resydue of the saide money also leyed and bestowed in and abowte the reparacions of the saide churche.

{ST RUNWALD’S, COLCHESTER. Nicholas Wylbore, Robert Buxton, churchwardens do present that Robert Middleton and Thomas Simell parishioners there hath sold as much of the church plate as they received £12 for. And they the same churchwardens with the consent of the parish have sold as much brass belonging to the same church as they received 21s for. Of which sum they say they paid £6.6s.8d for the arrangements which the parson there did leave the said church in to the King’s majesty.  And £6.6s.8d. for a pair of organs. And the residue of the said money also laid and bestowed in and about the reparations of the said church.}

MYCHE BROMLEY. The Churchewardens there doo presente and saye That John munte and John Littleburye parryshenours there dyd sell a Crosse of sylver, a senser, and a Chalyce of sylver for the Somme of xxli., whereof there ys speente and layede oute for the amendinge of highwayes viijli. And the resydue remayneth in the churche boxe for the relief of the poore people of the same parryshe. And the same Churchewardens doo also say That they with the consent of certayne of the parryshe hath gyven to poore people of the same parryshe xxxti. yardes of lynnen cloothe which hanged before the Tabernacles in the same churche.

{GREAT BROMLEY. The churchwardens there do present and say that John Munte and John Littlebury parishioners there did sell a Cross of silver, a senser, and a Chalice of silver for the Sum of £21, whereof there is spent and laid out for the amending of the highway £8. And the residue remains with the church box for the relief of the poor people of the same parish. And the same churchwardens do say that they with the consent of certain of the parish have given to the poor people of the same parish 30 yards of linen cloth which hung before the Tabernacles in the same church.}

FFORDHAM. William Swanne, John Cockrell, Churchewardens doo say That they haue solde as moche brasse and latten belonginge to the saide Churche as they receaued xijs. for. And of the same Somme they haue bestowed to the churche use vijs. vjd.

{FORDHAM. William Swan, John Cockerell, Churchwardens do say that they have sold as much brass and copper(?) belonging to the said church as they received 12s. for. And of the same Sum they have bestowed to the church use 7s.6d.}

ESTEDONYLAND. John Dorrell, Rychard hampkyn, Churchewardens doo presente That they with the consent of thole parryshe hathe solde the ornamentes belonginge to the same churche hereafter ensuing vedelicet two candlestvckis of latten, 1 Crosse of copper and iij. small handebells for the Somme of xvs. iiijd., whereof they haue bestowed in necessarye reparacions doon in the same churche vjs. viijd. And the rest remayneth in thandes of the said churchewardens.

{EAST DONYLAND. John Dorrell, Richard Hampkyn, Churchwardens do present that they with the consent of the whole parish have sold the ornaments belonging to the same church hereafter ensuing viz: two candlesticks of brass, 1 Cross of copper and 3 small handbells for the sum of 15s.4d. whereof they have bestowed in necessary reparations done in the same church 6s.4d.. And the rest remains in the hands of the said churchwardens.}

MYSELEY. Thomas Polley, John Aung[e]r, Churchwardens doe say that they about Saincte dionise day last past haue solde thees parcells of theire churche plate ensuing videlicet; a paxe of sylver, ij. Cruettis of sylver, a sylver spoon wayenge xv. vunces dimidium at iiijs. iiijd. the vunce, Summa xlvs. iiijd., whereof ys bestowed upon the reparacions of the churche xxxs. iiijd. And the reste remayneth in thandes of the saide churchewardens.

{MISTLEY. Thomas Polley, John Aunger, Churchwardens do say that they about Saint Denis day ;ast past have sold these parcels of their church plate ensuing viz: a paxe of silver, 2 cruetts of silver, a silver spoon weighing 15½ ounces at 4s.4d. the ounce, Sum 45s.4d., whereof is bestowed upon the reparations of the church 30s.4d. And the rest remains in the hands of the said churchwardens.}

MAUNTREE. Henry Warinynham, John Browne, Churchwardens doo presente and saye That they with the consent of the parryshe hathe solde ij. stand[a]rdis of brasse, a latten basyn, and an handbell for ixs. vijd. obolus, whereof they say they have layede owte and bestowed upon lyme vjs. viijd.. The reste remayneth in theyre handes.


{MANNINGTREE. Henry Warningham, John Browne, Churchwardens do present and say that they with the consent of the parish have sold 2 standards of brass, a brass basin, and a handbell for 9s.7d. obolus(?) whereof they say they have laid out and bestowed upon lime 6s.8d.  The rest remains in their hands.}