Transcript fo.4r: Great Dunmow’s collection for the church steeple (part 5)

Great Dunmow's churchwarden accounts Essex Record Office D/P 11/5/1 fo.4r

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

1. Item John Sweynge iiij [4d] [John Sweeting]
2. Item John Chaplin nichell [blank] [John Chaplin, none]
3. Item Thom[a]s Stonam iiijd [4d] [Thomas ??]
4. Item wylyem carpent[e]r iiijd [4d] [William Carpenter]
5. Item Thom[a]s Smethe iiijd [4d] [Thomas Smith]
6. Item Wyllym maggott iiijd [4d] [William Maggot]
7. Item John maggott ijd [2d] [John Maggot]
8. Item john Whale iiijd [4d] [John Whale]
9. Item Wyllem Swetynge vjd [6d] [William Sweeting]
10. Item John powll ijd [2d] [John Paul]
11. Item Wellem ballett ijd [2d] [William ??]
12. Item Wyllem kempe iiijd [4d] [William Kemp]
13. Item Robard kempe iiijd [4d] [Robert Kemp]
14. Item John Stonerd iiijd [4d] [John Stone?]
15. Item Robard Sturton minor iijd [3d] [Robert Sturton, minor]
16. Item John prestmery iiijd [4d] [John Prestmary]
17. Item Thom[a]s Ramsolde ijd [2d] [Thomas Ramsolde]
18. Item Thom[a]s iggrom id [1d] [Thomas Ingram]
19. Item John larkyn iiijd [4d] [John Larkin]
20. Item Wylem raynold iiijd [4d] [William Raynold]
21. Item Thomas bacar [blank] [Thomas Baker]
22. Item Wellem Morres id [2d] [William Morris]
 [the remaining entries on this page will be transcribed on this blog post fo.4r (bottom)]

Line 2: Nichell – Latin for ‘none’ ie this household did not contribute any money towards the collection.

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 or transcribe any of my question marks.  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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