Account of John Strete, rent collector there from the Morrow of Michaelmas in the 17th year of the reign of King Richard until the same feast of Saint Michael thence next following in the 18th year of the aforenamed King Richard, for one year. [30 Sept 1393 - 29 Sept 1394]
The same answers for £15:15s:4½d received for fixed rents there at the terms of Martinmas, Christmas, Pentecost, the Birth of John the Baptist and Michaelmas.
The following is the discharge of the account, usually consisting of expenditure, allowances of various kinds, and handovers of cash. This is very abbreviated, suggesting that these sections have been extracted from a longer document formula in use throughout the estate. The discharge should normally begin “Of which he accounts by...” but this phrase has not been copied out.
Reduction of rents [literally “decay of rent”]
And by the reduced rent of the holding formerly of Adam atte Welle which used to return 4 shillings a year and now leased for 12d because it is unlet in the hands of the lord for want of a tenant. And in the reduced rent of land once of Walter Taillour now unlet in the lord’s hand for want of a tenant which used to return to the lord 18d a year and now leased for 9d. And by the reduced rent of the watermill 26s8d a year because it used to return 66s a year and is now leased for 40s a year to Thomas Milnere.
Total 30s 5d
Handover of cash
And by cash handed over to William Bate, the Lord’s Receiver, [recorded] by one tally, £14
Total paid £15 10s 5d. And he owes 4s 11½d
Account of Henry Wayngrene the bailiff there from the morrow of Michaelmas in the 17th year of the reign of King Richard the second until the same feast day of Saint Michael thence next following in the 18th year of the aforenamed King Richard, for one year [30 Sept 1393 - 29 Sept 1394]
The same answers for 24s received from four limekilns this year, for each kiln 6 shillings. For Chiminagium [cement works?] nothing this year because none are had.
And for 10 shillings received from the millstone quarries this year, leased to William Hoggeson.
Total 10 shillings
Lease of the demesne lands
And for £6 13s 4d received for the lease of the demesne lands this year, leased to the Lord William Blount and his partners.
Total £6 13s 4d
Perquisites of Court
And for 5 shillings received for pleas and perquisites of court this year, just as appears by the court rolls and estreats1
Total 5 shillings
Overall total of the charge £8 12s 4d
Handover of cash
And by the handover of cash to William Bate the Lord’s Receiver, recorded by tally, £4 12s
Total £4 12s. And he owes £4 4d. Of which he has paid William Bate the Lord’s Receiver by the hand of Adam Cristianson for a limekiln 6 shillings. And he still owes 74s 4d
1An Estreat Roll is a partial copy of a manorial court roll listing only business that resulted in income for the Lord of the Manor
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