Transcript fo.2r: Great Dunmow’s collection for the church steeple (part 1)

Great Dunmow's churchwarden accounts Essex Record Office D/P 11/5/1 fo.2r

Transcription of Tudor Great Dunmow’s churchwardens’ accounts (1525-6)

1.  Thys ys the cownt of thomas savage John
2.  Skylton John nyghtyngale & John clerke cherchwardens
3.  of myche Dunmowe electe & choes be ye hole p[a]rysche the
4.  upon ye dedicacion day the yere of owre lorde god m cccccxxvi [1526]
5.   Resaynyd of ye perrysche to the makyng off ye Stepyll
6.   \Imp[ri]mis/ M[aster] Robard Sturt[o]n sumtyme    vycar of a late tyme vs [5s] [Robert Sturton, retired vicar]
7.   mayster vycar thatt now ys vis viijd [6s 8d] [William Walton, vicar]
8.   Item for Sur John mylton iijs [3s] [Sir John Milton, parish priest)
9.   Ite[m] for Sur Wyllyem Wree xxd [20d] [Sir William Wree, parish priest]
10. Item M[r] kynwelmerche xviijs [18s] [Mr Kynwelmarshe]
11. Item Robard lovedaye vs [5s] [Robert Loveday]
12. Item John parcer Fletcher xxvjs viijd [26s 8d] [John Parker, fletcher]
13. Item John longe the elder xs [10s] [John Long, the elder]
14. Item Wylyem Whale iijs iiijd [3s 4d] [William Whale]
15. Item Wylyem Struttan ijs viijd [2s 8d] [William Sturton]
16. Item Raff Melburne xxd [20d] [Ralph Melburne]
17. Item wylyem fyche xxd [20d] [Willliam Fitch]
18. Item John Dygby xiid [12d] [John Digby]
19. Item Wylyem Sauder xxd [20d] [William Sauder]
20. Item John Ramsolde xijd [12d] [John Ramsold]
21. Item Grefyn Apryce ijs [2s] [Griffin Aprice]
22. Item John Colen xxd [20d] [John Colen]
23. Item John Cokke xxd [20d] [John Coke]
24. Item John Bemyche [blank] [John Bemish]
25. Item Thomas Bemyche ye elder xviiijd [18d] [Thomas Bemish, the elder]
26. Item Thomas Bemyche junior xiijd [13d] [Thomas Bemish, junior]
27. Item Thomas Weytt Wheler iijs of iiijd [3s 4d] [Thomas White, wheeler]
28. Item Thomas Weytt otherwyce callyd turner xijd [12d] [Thomas White alias Turner]
29. Item Thomas Savage iijli vis viijd [£3 6s 8d] [Thomas Savage, churchwarden]
30. Item John Joye xxid [21d] [John Joy]
31. Item John Freke xijd [12d] [John Freke]
32. Item John Foster xijd [12d] [John Foster]
33. Item John Tottryche viijd [8d] [John Tottrich (or Dottrich)]
34. Item John raynolde dyer viijd [8d] [John Reynold, dyer]
35. Item Thomas moyne viijd [8d] [Thomas Moyne]
36. Item John Skylt[o]n iijs iiijd [3s 4d] [John Skilton, churchwarden]
37. Item Robard maye xijd [12d] [Robert May]
38. Item Robard sturt[o]n cherche clark viijd [8d] [Robert Sturton, church clerk]

Text in square [brackets] are The Narrator’s transcriptions.  Line numbers are merely to assist the reader find their place on the digital image.

The early-modern spellings of the inhabitants of Great Dunmow have been transcribed into modern English so that family historians and other researchers can pick up these names via internet search engines.  Please leave a comment if you can improve the modern-day spelling.  The other hundred or so names written within this list will appear over the next few days, followed by an analysis of the names on the list and the reason for the church collection.

Notes about Great Dunmow’s churchwarden accounts
Great Dunmow’s original churchwardens’ accounts (1526-1621) are kept in Essex Record Office (E.R.O.), Chelmsford, Essex, D/P 11/5/1.  All digital images of the accounts within this blog appear by courtesy of Essex Record Office and may not be reproduced. Examining these records from this Essex parish gives the modern reader a remarkable view  into the lives and times of some of Henry VIII’s subjects and provides an interpretation into the local history of Tudor Great Dunmow.


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