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

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

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

1. Item myles doklay iiijd [4d] [Miles Dorkley]
2. Item John Swetynge viijd [8d] [John Sweeting]
3. Item Robarde Suttun iiijd [4d] [Robert Sutton]
4. Item myles pumfrett iiijd [4d] [Miles Pumfret]
5. Item Roba\r/d parcar bocher iiijd [4d] [Robert Parker, butcher]
6. Item Thomas veutun iiijd [4d] [Thomas Ventun ??]
7. Item John Carvar iiijd [4d] [John Carver]
8. Item Wellem George vid [6d] [William George]
9. Item \[illegible]/ John P[ar]car tyler [blank] [John Parker, tyler]
10. Item John kynge habbardasshar iiijd [4d] [John King, haberdasher]
11. Item John Saucum ijd [2d] [John ?]
12. Item Thomas Clerke viijd [8d] [Thomas Clark]
13. Item Rychard Fuller xijd [12d] [Richard Fuller]
14. Item Father best nichell [blank] [Father Best, none]
The hye strete 15.Item John Decon viiijd [8d] [John Deacon]
16. Item Essabeth barun iiijd [4d] [Elizabeth Brown/Baron]
17. Item Andrew Powlter ijd [2d] [Andrew Poulter]
18. Item Thomas Averett xijd [12d] [Thomas Everit]
19. Item Thomas harvy xvid [16d] [Thomas Harvey]
20. Item father Dane iiid [4d] [Father Dane]
21. Item Elisabeth grene iiijd [4d] [Elizabeth Green]
22. Item Rychard Dyctatt viijd [8d] [Richard Dowsett]
23. Item John p[ar]car whelere viijd [8d] [John Parker, wheeler]
24. Item Mother skypton xijd [12d] [Mother Skipton]
25. Item John hunwykk iiijd [4d] [John Hunwick]
26. Item John vyntner iiijd [4d] [John Vintner]
27. Item John bykner xijd [12d] [John Bikner]
28. Item wylyem hotte iiijd [4d] [William Hot]
29. Item Rycharde prentyc viij [8d] [Richard Prentice]
30. Item Robard Draper xijd [12d] [Robert Draper]
31. Item Mother parcar wedow viijd [8d] [Mother Parker, widow]
32. Item Wylyem blythe iiijd [4d] [William Blyth]
33. Item Thomas hert nichell [blank] [Thomas Heart, none]
Bullok rowe 34. Item John Suttun iiijd [4d] [John Sutton]
35. Item Thom[a]s Godsalfe ijd [2d] [Thomas Goodself]
36. Item harryy keme iiijd [4d] [Harry Kemp]

Line 14 & 19: Father = ‘old man’ ie a local aged man

Line 23 & 30: Mother = ‘old woman’ ie local aged woman, probably a widow or spinster as this is a list of heads of households.

Line 14 & 32: Nichell – Latin for ‘none’ ie this household did not contribute any money towards the collection.

Line 15: The High Street, an area of the town about one mile away from the parish church.

Line 34: Bullock Row, a street in the town behind the area of the High Street.

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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