• Poor Relief in Elizabethan Ipswitch: The accomptes of Rychard Kinge, Roberd Sparrow, George Wyles, and Wylliam Cutler, wardens of the Fowndation of Henri Tolye in Ippeswich, of all maner of receyptes and paymentes as concerning the same Fowndation

    Excerpts from the account books of the Henry Tolley charitable association for the relief of the poor. The account books include disbursements of funds for the poor, as well as costs and receipts for clothing and textiles used to clothe the people.

    Modern English (post-1500)
    Addl MSS 25342,31893,25343
    Published in 1590
    Renaissance Clothing and Textile Terms
    1500 AD - 1599 AD

    Transcribed from Poor Relief in Elizabethan Ipswitch, ed. John Webb, 1966

Entrys

Page/Folio No.: fol 17v

Item, unto Robert Kempe for 40 yardes of hemping cloth at 6d. per yard 1 £

Page/Folio No.: fol 17v

More to him for v yardes and 1/2 of cloth at 9d. per yard for bandes and sleves 4s 1d

Page/Folio No.: fol 17v

For making of 4 shirtes, 3 smockes, and 5 shetes 2s 4 1/2 d

Page/Folio No.: fol 17v

For 2 ells hemping cloth for 2 bolsters 2s

Page/Folio No.: fol 17v

For 1 ell of cloth to mend an old bedd 1s

Page/Folio No.: fol 17v

Item, for 1 ragge covering and 1 blankett 7s 10d

Page/Folio No.: fol 17v

For 1/2 a yard of whitt blankett 8d

Page/Folio No.: fol 17v

Item, to John Minter for making a peticote 6d

Page/Folio No.: fol 18r

Item, for 6 yards of carsye at 16d. per yard which was for 2 payre of bretches and 2 jirkins 8s

Page/Folio No.: fol 18r

Item, for 7 yards 3/4 of cotton at 9d. 5s 10d

Page/Folio No.: fol 18r

Item, for 2 yards of course canvas 8d

Page/Folio No.: fol 18r

For 2 dossens and 1/2 of buttons 2d

Page/Folio No.: fol 18r

Item, to John Mynter for making the bretcheis and jirkine 4s 4d

Page/Folio No.: fol 18r

Item, for a blanket for Jeames Swer 3s 4d

Page/Folio No.: fol 18r

Item, for a paire of hoes for Selye 1s

Page/Folio No.: fol 18r

More, for a paire of shoes for him 1s 6d

Page/Folio No.: fol 18r

Item, paid for apparalling of Wm. Hegdale for 3 yardes of karsey at 20d. per yard 5s 10d

Page/Folio No.: fol 18r

Item, for 5 yardes of hemping cloth 2s 6d

Page/Folio No.: fol 18r

Item, for making of a dublet and britches and for buttons 2s 4d

Page/Folio No.: fol 18r

Item, for a blankett for a bedd 3s 4d

Page/Folio No.: fol 18r

Item, for 8 yards and 1/2 of hemping clothe at 6d. per yarde 4s 3d

Page/Folio No.: fol 18r

Item, for making the sheetes 4d

Page/Folio No.: fol 18r

Item, for a paire of shoes 1s 4d

Page/Folio No.: fol 6r

More, payde for ii yardes iii qtrs. of canves for iii upper bodies for iii of the grete wenches' petticottes and for the strengthening of ther wastcottes, at xd. per yarde iis iiid

Page/Folio No.: fol 6r

Item more, i ell of cours osenbridges to lyne two upper bodies viiid

Page/Folio No.: fol 6r

Mor, in claspes and eyes for the sayde upper bodis id each

Page/Folio No.: fol 6r

Item, payde the v of November for 4 yardes of iii qtrs. clothe to lyne v jerkenes and the wast bondes xvid

Page/Folio No.: fol 6r

Item, payde the vi of November for one yarde of chekes for vi koyffes for the chilldren xiiiid

Page/Folio No.: fol 6r

Mor, halfe a yarde of hamborow to lyne the sayde koyfes iiiid

Page/Folio No.: fol 6r

Mor, ix yardes whit inkell for stringes for the sayde koyfes id the yard

Page/Folio No.: fol 6r

Item, payde for v yardes and halfe of canvis for v smockes for v small gyrls at xd. per yarde iiiis viid

Page/Folio No.: fol 6r

Mor, x yardes of Rone canves for v smockes for v of the grettest wenches at xid. per yarde ixs iid

Page/Folio No.: fol 6r

Item, payde for v yardes iii qtrs. of Rone canvis for 4 shyrtes (one for Jade, one for Robert Adams, one fore John Brande, and one for William Garmtt), at xid. per yarde vs iiid

Page/Folio No.: fol 6r

Item, payde for x yardes of canvis for viii shyrtes and smockes at xd. per yarde viiis iiiid

Page/Folio No.: fol 6r

Mor, one yarde and halfe of canvis for one smocke for Rose Harman at xid. per yarde xvid

Page/Folio No.: fol 6r

Mor, one yarde of lokeram for the shyrte bondes xiiid

Page/Folio No.: fol 6r

Mor, halfe a ell of lokeram for iii koyffes for the grett wenches viiid

Page/Folio No.: fol 6r

Mor, ix yardes of whitt inkell for the koyffes id ob.

Page/Folio No.: fol 6r

Item, payde for halfe a yarde of hamborow to lyne the sayde koyfes iiiid

Page/Folio No.: fol 6r

Mor, one yarde of lokeram for the shyrtes and smockes,ther bondes xiiid

Page/Folio No.: fol 6r

Mor, ii doesen of tyne buttenes for the boys cottes iiiid

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