A warrant describing clothing given out of the Queen's wardrobe to her ladies in waiting.
The warrant was originally ranscribed by Joseph Ingram, linnen-draper, in Cheapside, in The Gentleman's and London Magazine: Or Monthly Chronologer, 1741-1794 (January, 1754)
Elizabeth, by the grace of God quene of Englande, France, and Irelande, defendor of the faith, etc. To all and singular to whome theise shall come, greating, knowe ye, that our trustie and welbeloved servants, John Reynor and Ralph Hope, yeomen of our guarderobe of roobes, hath delyverid by our commandemt oute of their custodye and charge, att divers and sundry tymes, all suche pcell of stuff by us gevon to sundry psons whose names ensue as more playnelye hereafter doth appere, that is to saye first--
Item, Gevon to the lady Cobham, oone loose gowne of black sattin rased allong, and with a garde of blak vellat, styched, byas cutt, and ravelid, and edgid, with a frenge, lyned with sarceonett and fustian, and oone round kyrtle of blak wrought vellat, edged with a frenge, and lyned with serceonett, and also one petycoate of crimson vellat with a styched garde, lyned with cotton and fustian.
Item, Gevon to the lady Carrew, one Frenche kyrtle of purple wrought vellat; with a satten grounde, lyned with taphata.
Item, Gevon to Dorothy Brodebelte oone open gowne of russett wrought vellat, the grounde satten, with brode welts whiped over with a satten-wrethe, edgid with a frenge, and lyned with sarceonett, and faced with pynked taphata, and oone petycoate of vellat stryped with golde, the skirts lyned with pyrple sarceonett.
Item, Gevon to a Tartarian woman one loose gowne of blak taphata, weltid byas with blak vellat, on either side of the welt a purled lase of silk, lyned with taphata; oone Frenche kyrtle of russett satten, lyned with russett taphata; oone loose gowne of blak taphata, with a brode garde of vellat, layed on with whiped lase and Brussells work lase, lyned with blak taphata; and one Frenche kyrtle of blak sattin, weltid with vellat, and lyned with taphata.
Item, Delyverd to Katheryn Ashteley by her to be employed in panying of cushions, oone French gowne of purple vellat, lyned with purple taphata, with a peire of wide sleves to the same.
All which stuff, and every part and pcell thereof, we do knowledge to have been delyvird since the last of January, anno secondo regni mihi, in manner and fourme abovesaid, by the said John Raynor and Rauf Hoope, and thereof do acquet and discharge the said John and Raef, their heres, executors, and administrators, by theise psents, against us our heires and successors.
Goven under our signett att our mannor at Grenewiche, the 16 May, the thirde yere of our reigne, 1560.