Chetham's Library: MUN.A.6.65.A

f 43 (25 October–25 October)

Richarde mylnar & thomas shackletoun wardynes of the occupation the some of the chargis one corpus chrysti day

Imprimis for bread xviij d.
Itim for a stryke of malte xx d.
Itim for byfe iij s. iiij d.
Itim vele & lame v s. iiij d.
Itim for ij pyges xviij d.
for whet to make potage iiij d.
for spyse iij d.
for butter ij d.
for mustard j d.
for minstryles viij d.
some xv s. j d.


(25 October)

charges <.....> dynnar vaponn chryspian day

Itim <...> a stryke of malte ij s.
Itim for bread ij s.
Itim for byffe iij s. j d.
Itim for ⸢iiij⸣ gysse iiij s. iij d.
Itim for ij pyges xx d.
Itim for a gane of whette v d.
Itim for spyse iij d.
Itim for buttar ij d.
Itim for mustard ij d.
Itim pead to minstrylles xij d.


  • Footnotes
    • xv s. j d.: for xiv s. x d.
    • <.....>: characters lost to hole in MS
    • <...>: letters partly obscured by ink blot and faded
    • xij d.: perhaps xiij d.; sum obscured by overwriting
  • Glossed Terms
    • chrispiane day n phr St Crispin's Day; chryspany day; chryspian day; chryspiane day; crispiany daie; cryspyany day
    • gane n gain, a quantity (?) [OEDO gain n.2 2.a]
    • gysse n pl geese
    • lame n lamb; lanb; lanbe
    • pead v pasp paid
    • vaponn prep upon
  • Document Description

    Record title: Corvisors' and Curriers' Guild Accounts
    Repository: Chetham's Library
    Shelfmark: MUN.A.6.65.A
    Repository location: Manchester

    The Lichfield Corvisors' and Curriers' Accounts migrated by unknown means to Manchester, where they are now preserved at Chetham's Library. The accounting year began on St Crispin's Day (25 October), on which day a guild dinner was held. A second dinner was held on Corpus Christi Day, but there is no evidence that it was associated with a civic procession at the late date of preservation of these accounts.

    c 1562–1623; English; paper; 21 leaves; 412mm x 155mm; modern pencil foliation 41–62; 3 gatherings bound into a booklet, some repair where pages have been torn when booklet folded across at some time; bound in parchment from old (presumably religious) MS, inner cover has 4 columns written at right angles to the booklet, outer cover is written the same way up as the folios of the booklet; flaps on front and rear outer covers, lower half of leather spine and part of the original binding thong survive.

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