f [17v] col 1 (7 January) (Accounts of John Metcalf, warden)


Mony Disborsed by the sayd Warden/ the yeare above sayd


payd for Drinke att Charles Cowlinges iiii s.
payd the waytes iiii d.
payd the Minstrels & for ayle ij s

col 2

payd att the warden dinner xiij s. iiij d.
payd an aftershott iij s. iiij d.
payd for wyn iiij s. vj d.
payd the waytes xxij d.
payd mor for drink xviij d.
  • 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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