• Miscellaneous Warrants from Add Ms 5751a

    In the British Library, Additional Manuscript 5751a contains a collection of wardrobe-related documents from Henry VI, Elizabeth I, James I, and other monarchs. Among these are several wardrobe warrants from the reign of Queen Elizabeth.

    Modern English (post-1500)
    Add. MS 5751a
    Published in 1570
    1500 AD - 1599 AD

Warrants

Warrant for Douglas Haward one of our maids of Honor against her marriage

Page/Folio No.: 59

We woll and commaunde you that ymediatlie uppon the sight hereof ye deliuer or cause to be delyuered unto oure trustie and welbeloued the Lady Cobham one of oure prive chamber, and to Walter Fyshe oure Tayler Sixe yardes of Crymesyn damaske golde reised with vellat to make a petticote for us. And seven yardes of Crimesyn satten wrought with golde to make bodies and to lyne the said petticote

Also that ye delyuer unto Homfrey Adderley, grome of oure Robes and to our saide tayler eyght yards of purple lukes vellat with braunches the grounde satten to Make a frenche kirtell and sleves for Douglas Hawarde one of oure Maides of Honor against her Mariage. And two yardes of black clothe of siluer with wyrkes to make a foreparte to another kirtell for her

Also to Raffe Hope yeoman of our Robes Thre yards of Incarnat satten wrought with golde to make a fardingale for us.

Farder that ye delyuer unto the said Raffe Hope and Adame Blande our skynner. Two tymber of Sables for the furring of a Cloke of black vellat for us.

And thiese oure lettres signed with oure signe manuel shalbe your sufficient warrant and discharge for the delyuerie of all the said parcells. Yeven at oure honor of Hamptoncorte the xxviith of October. The second yere of oure reign

To our trusty and welbeloued servant George Bredyman keper of our pallaice of westminster

Date: 10/27/1559

Warrant for a petticoat and for furring a gown

Page/Folio No.: 61

Wee woll and commaunde you that Immeadiatlie upon the sight hereof ye deliuer or cause to be deliuered unto oure trustie and welbeloued Blaunche aparrie one of the gentilwomen of our priuye chamber. To Raffe Hope yeoman of our Robes and Homfrey Adderley grome of the same, Eleven Sable skynnes to face and edge a gowne of purple vellat for us.

Also that ye delyuer unto John Roynon yeoman of our Robes and Walter Fishe our tayler six yardes of crymesen silke chamlet for to lyne a petticote for us of Crymesen taphata all ouer embroderied. And one yarde quarter di of purple satten wrought with golde to make a paire of bodies for us

all whiche parcells remayninge in your custodie and chardge of our pallaice of Westminster. And thiese oure Lettres signed with oure signe manuell shalbe your sufficient warraunt and dischardge in this behalfe. Yeouen at our pallaice of Westminster the xxxth day of January in the second yere of our Raigne

To our trustie & welbeloued servaunt George Bredyman keper of oure Pallaice of Westminster

Date: 1/30/1560

Warrant for Clothing for Sean O'Neill

Page/Folio No.: 63

Whereas by oure Commandement ye haue delyuered unto Raffe Hope yeoman of oure Robes, the fiveth day of February in the third yere of oure Reigne Nyne yardes of crymesen golde Chamlet to make a gowne for Anne Knowles / And also delyuered unto us at oure Manor of St Jameses the xith of october last paste one Clock of Christall being cracked garnished with siluer & gilt Oure will and pleasure also is. that ye delyuer one Spanishe cape of carnacion cloth of golde with thre narowe borders of Incarnat vellat embrodered with venice golde lyned with carnacion vellat to make a sute of apparell for Shane Oneell. And the broade passement of golde and siluer that is uppon a spanishe cape of purple vellat to be taken of and employde upon the said sute of apparrell.

All which parcells remayne in your custody and charge at our pallaice of Westminster. And these oure lettres signed with our signe manuell shalbe youre sufficient warrant and discharge for the same. Yeven at oure said pallaice the second of Aprell in the fourth yere of oure Reigne.

To our trustie and welbeloued servant George Bredymann keper of oure said pallaice of Westminster

Date: 4/2/1561

Warrant for furring a nightgown and making clothing for Lucretia the Italian

Page/Folio No.: 65

We will and commaund you that Imeadiatlie uppon the sight hereof ye deliuer or cause to be deliuered unto Adam Bland our Skynner xxiiiitie of the best of oure sable skynnes being in your keping to be employde towardes the Furring & edging of a Long Nyghtgowne for us of black wrought vellat with Buttons and Loopes of black silke and golde

Also that ye delyuer unto our welbelouid servant John Thomworth one of our privye Chamber (for oure owne use) one Little Coffer of mother of pearle garnisshed with siluer gilt

Furder that ye deliuer unto our welbeloued servaunt John Baptist Castillion Eyght yardes of purple vellat striped with golde in some placis tissued, and syxtene yardes of purple satten wrought with golde to make certeyne garments for Lucretia the Italian<

and these our lettres signed with oure signe manuell shalbe your sufficient warraunt & dishardge for the same

Yeven at our pallaice of westminster the xiiiith of Aprell in the fift yere of our Raign

To our trustie and welbelouid servaunt George Bredyman keper of our said pallaice

Date: 4/14/1562

Warrant for furring a black taffata night gown

Page/Folio No.: 67

We will and commaund you that Imeadiatlie upon the sight hereof ye deliuer or cause to be deliuered unto oure trustie and welbeloued seruants Raffe Hope yeoman of our Robes and Adam Bland our skynner, thre score and tenne of the best of our sable skynnes remayning in yor Custody & chardge at oure pallaice of Westminster to be emploide towards the furring of oure night gowne of Black tuffed taphata laid on with thre siluer lacis

And theise our lettres signed with oure signe manuell shalbe your sufficient warraunt and dischardge for the deliuerie thereof Yeoven at our said Pallaice the xvith of December in the seventh yere of our raigne
To our trustie & welbeloued seruant George Bredymann keper of our pallaice aforesaid

Date: 12/26/1564

Warrant for fabric to make a cloak, make a kirtle train, and fur for furring various garments

Page/Folio No.: 69

We wooll and commaunde you that uppon the sight hereof ye delyuer or cause to be delyuerid for oure owne use unto our welbelouyd seruant John Tamworth one of our preuye chamber. one smalle coffer of Ebony garnysshed with copper gylt and counterfeyte stones

Also that ye delyuer unto Nicholas Norton our Bedmaker Fyfty two yards of grene damaske to make some Curtens for the Wyndowes in our preuy chamber.

And that ye delyuer unto Walter Fysshe our taylor Eight yerds of Murrye damaske to make us a Cloake.

And eight yerds of Tyssue the grounde being gold and the tissue siluer to make the trayne of a kyrtell for us

Farder that ye delyuer unto Raffe Hope yeoman of our Robes and Adam Bland oure skynner Twentye and two Sable skynnes to furr us a dowche gowne of Murrey vellat with a gard of siluer embrodered/ Thre of the best sable skynns to make us a typpet/ Eyght of the best sable skynnes to fur the cape and edge on saide clooke of Murrye damaske And thre Luzarne skynnes to edge us a nyght gowne of purple vellat, And these our lettres signed with our hand shalbe your sufficient warraunt and dischardge for the delyuerye of the saide percells / Yeoven under our signet at our Pallaice of Westminster the xxvth of Marche in the nynth yere of our Raigne
To our trusty and welbelouyd servaunt George Bredyman keper of our said pallaice

Date: 3/25/1567

Warrant for fabric for a French kirtle train

Page/Folio No.: 71

We woll and commaunde you that uppon the sight hereof ye delyuer or cause to be deluyerid unto oure welbelouyd seruaunts Charles smith page of our Robes and Walter Fishe our taylor. Tenne yards of clothe of Siluer checked with purple silke to make the trayne of a Frenche kyrtell for us.

And these our lettres signed with our signemanuell shalbe your sufficient warraunt & dischardgte for the delyuery thereof/ yeven at our pallaice of westminster the xxvth of May in the ixth yere of our Raigne
To our trustie and welbelouyd seruant George Bredyman keper of our pallaice of Westminster

Date: 5/25/1567

Warrant for russet and white friezed silk to make a cloak

Page/Folio No.: 73

We woll and commaunde you that Imeadiatlye uppon the sight hereof ye delyuer or cause to be delyuerid unto our welbelouyd servaunt Walter Fysshe our taylor fyve yards of purple vellat the backside being white and Russet silke fryzed to make a Cloke for us

And Thiese oure lettres signed with our signemanuell shalbe your sufficient warraunt and discharge for the delyuerye therof/ Yeven at our Mannor of Richemount the xxiiith of June thin the ixth yere of oure Raigne
To our trusty and welbelouyd seruant George Bredyman keper of oure Pallaice of Westminster

Date: 6/23/1567

Warrant for fabric for a forepart

Page/Folio No.: 75

We will and commaund you that uppon the sight yereof ye delyuer or cause to be delyuered unto oure trustie and welbelouyd servaunts Thomas Astleye and John Baptist Castillion gromes of our preuye chamber one drinking glasse with a cover garnished with golde to be kept for our owne use.

Furder that ye delyuer unto Raffe Hope yeoman of our Robes and Walter Fysshe our Taylor two yerdes and a half of Tyssue the grounde golde and tisshue siluer to make a forpart for a kyrtle for us.

Also ye haue delyuered unto our owne hands one great Byble couered with black vellat the claspes and garnisshings being siluer and gilt/ All whiche parcells Remayned in your custody and charge at our pallaice of westminster

And thies our lettres signed with our hand shalbe your sufficient warrant and discharge for the delyuery therof / Yeven under our signet at our manor of grenewiche the xiiith of Apriell in the xth yere of our Raigne

To our trustie and welbelouyd servaunt George Bredyman keper of our said pallaice of westminster

Date: 4/13/1568

Warrant for fabric for a straight-bodied gown and french kirtle, and for furring a nightgown

Page/Folio No.: 79

We woll and commaunde you that upon the sight hereof ye delyuer or cause to be delyuered unto Raffe Hope yeoman of our Robes and Adam Bland our skynner. threscore and six of the best of our sable skynnes being in your chardge at our pallaice of westminster to furr us a night gowne of black wrought vellat layde ouer with a passament lace of murrey silke and golde

Also that ye delyuer unto Walter Fyshe our Taylor xvi yardes quarter of Murry sattyn to make a strayght bodied gowne for us. And one quarter of a yard of the same stuff to make paterns of gardings

Tenne yards of purple cloth of siluer with wurks to make us a frenche kyrtell. And six yards & a half and half a quarter of Crymesyn cloth of gold tyssued with gold and siluer to make the trayne of a Frenche kyrtell for us

And these our lettres signed with our hand shalbe your sufficient warraunt and dischardge for the delyuerye of all the said percells / Yeven under our signet at our said pallaice of westminster the xxth of February in the leventh yere of our Raigne
To our trusty and welbelouyd servaunt George Bredyman keper of our forsaid Pallaice

This hath ben examined upon a booke of the receipt of the particular parcells aboue mencioned, signed for the said Rafe Hope and Walter Fishe, certifying their receipt thereof and used for her Maiesty ex p J Sommer

Date: 2/20/1569

Warrant for fabric to make a farthingale

Page/Folio No.: 79

Where as you have heretofore by our commaundement delivered unto John Tamworth decessed late one of our privie chamber sixe yards of purple satten wrought with golde to be employed in making of a Skrene for us, and have also of late delivered by our like commandement unto Raffe Hope yeoman of our robes & John Bate fardingalemaker a leven yards quarter of blewe satten to make us a fardingale for the which you have no warrant yet from us in writing: we haue thought good for your indempcion herin by these puts to declare our good acceptacion of your delivery of the premisses and that these our lettres signed in our own hande shalbe your sufficient warrant & discharge for the delivery therof given under our signet at our manor of Grenewich the xvith of may in the xith yere of our reign 1569

To our trusty and welbeloued servant George Bredyman keper of our Pallace of Westminster

Date: 5/16/1569

Warrant for fabric for an Italian gown

Page/Folio No.: 81

We woll and commaund you that uppon the sight hereof ye delyuer or cause to be delyvered unto Walter Fysshe our tayler sixtene yardes of Redd cloth of golde playne to lyne us a Gowne of the Italyan fasshion with dubble bodies<

And also that you delyver unto Raffe Hope yeoman of our Robes and Adam Bland oure skynner, to be employed to our use. Nyne Lyzarne skynnes. and three Tymbers and tenne Sable skynnes of our store Remayning in your Custody and chardge at our pallaice of westminster

and these our lettres signed with our hand shalbe youre sufficient warrant and dischardge for the deliverye of all the said percells / Yeven under our signet at our Honor of Hamptoncourt the vith daye of February in the xiith yere of our reighe
To our trusty and welbeloved servaunt George Bredyman keper of our said pallaice of Westminster

Date: 2/6/1570

Warrant for fabric for pendant sleeves and a gathered forepart

Page/Folio No.: 83

We will and commaunde you that upon the sighte hereof ye delyver or cause to be delyvered unto Walter Fisshe our Tayler, fyve yeardes of cloth of siluer striped with blacke silke to lyne & edge us a payre of pendant sleves of wroughte vellat and drawe oute the Jagges of the same.

And also foure Yeards more of the said clothe of siluer to make us a gathered foreparte. And these our lettres signed with our hande shalbe your sufficient warrant and discharge for the delyverie thereof. Yeoven under our signet at our Pallaice of westminster the xxvith of Marche in the xiiith yere of our reigne
To our trustie and welbeloved servaunte George Bredyman keper of our Pallaice of Westminster

Date: 3/26/1571

Warrant for fabric for a night gown, a night gown for the Earl of Leicester, and two gowns for Francis Howard & Elizabeth Knollys

Page/Folio No.: 85

We woll and commaunde you that uppon the sight hereof ye delyuer or cause to be delyuered unto our servaunts Walter Fyshe Twelve yards of Purple Vellat frized on the backsyde with white and Russet sylke to make us a nyght gowne

And also that ye delyuer unto Charles Smyth Page of our Robes Fourtene yards of Murrye damaske to be employde in Making of a Night gowne for the Erle of Leycester<

And two hole pecis of Crymesen silk chamlet stryped with golde. the one conteyning xxxti yards iii quarters and the other xxxti yards quarter di, to make Fraunces Haward and Elyzabeth Knolls of our previe chamber eyther of them a trayne gowne<

Whiche percells Remayne in your custody and chardge. And these our lettres signed with oure hand shalbe your sufficient warraunt and dischardge for the delyverye thereof / Yeven under our signet at our Pallaice of Westminster the xxviiith daye of Marche in the xiiiith yere of our Raigne
To our trusty and welbeloved servant George Bredyman keper of our said Pallaice of Westminster

Date: 3/28/1572

Warrant for fabric for gowns and kirtles, and for fabric given as gifts to courtiers

Page/Folio No.: 87

We woll and commaunde you that uppon the sight hereof ye delyver or cause to be delyuerid unto us for our owne use a Coffer coverid with crymesyn vellat Embrodered with golde, having a garland of cloth of golde embrodered uppon the lyd thereof with the lettres M and R within the said garland

Also that ye delyver unto our trustye and welbelovyd the Lady Stafford sevyn yards and a half of purple sattyn wrought with golde. to be delyuered of our gyfte unto the Lady Buckhurst to make a coate for one of her children

Lykewise that ye delyver unto the Lady Sheffylde thirtene yards of Crymesyn newe makinge vellat purled with golde to make a gowne for her daughter

Also that ye delyuer unto Benedyck Spynola marchaunt straunger, one whole pece of fyne white broade clothe to be dyed for us

Farder that you delyver unto Walter Fysshe our Taylor one Remnant of white clothe of syluer tyncell prynted contayning sevyn yards to make a kyrtell for us

One pece of black wrought vellat spangled with golde cont sevyntene yards and a half, And a remanant of Ashcullor sattyn conteyning twentie yards to make us two gownes.

All whiche parcells Remayne in your Custody and chardge at our Pallaice of Westminster And thiese our lettres signed with oure hand shalbe your sufficient warraunt and dischardge for the delyuerie of the same Yeven under our signet at our Manor of Gerenewiche the xixth of Maye in the xvith yere of our Raigne
To our trustie and welbelouyd servaunt George Bredyman keper of our said pallaice of Westminster

Date: 5/19/1574

Warrant for fabric for a train gown, a loose gown, a cloak and safeguard, and fabric given as gifts to the Talbots.

Page/Folio No.: 89

We wyll and commaunde you that uppon the sight hereof ye delyuer or cause to be delyuered unto oure trusty and welbelouyd servaunt Walter Fisshe our taylor, One pece of orenge tawny and white damaske conteyning a xvi yards quarter to make us a Trayne gowne<

One remanant of Russet sattyn reyzed with Black and Russet Vellat cont a xv yards to make us a lose gowne<

And one Remnant of Tuftyd Taphata the grounde yallowe reyzed with white and black like dyce, cont a xiii yardes to make us a Cloke and a savegarde Wyth sixtene yards of Broade passament lace of golde and syluer. And thre score yards of narrowe passament lace of syluer thick wrought to be also employed to oure use.

And that ye delyuer unto Raph Hope yeoman of our Robes One Remanant of Carnation sylke golde and syluer cont a xvii yards di scant to be delyveryd of our gyft unto the Lord Taulbot

And one Remanant of Murry sattyn reyzed with black vellat conteyning a xiii yards iii quarters to be delyuered of our gyft unto the Lady Taulbot,

Farder that ye delyuer unto the sayde Raphe Hope for our owne use, One ownce of the same smalle pearles that was delyuerid to you by the Master of our Jewelhouse

All which percells Remaybe in your custody and charge at our Pallaice of Westminster / And these our lettres signed with our hand shalbe your sufficient warrant and dischardge for the delyuerye of the same/Yeven under oure signet at our Manor of St Jameses the fourth of Aprill in the xviith yere of our Raigne
To our trusty and welbeloued servant George Bredyman keper of our sayd Pallaice of Westminster

Date: 4/4/1575

Warrant for fabric for a cloak, safeguard, gown, lapcloth, and fabric to make clothing for Mary Hopton and Mary Sidney

Page/Folio No.: 91

We woll and Comaunde you that uppon the sight herof ye deliver or cause to be delyvered unto our welbeloved servant Walter Fishe our taylor for oure own use thies parcelles following vid lit

One pece of Cloth of silver Resed with pourple vellat cont xii yards scant to make us a save gard<

And viii yards di of blacke tuft tafata striped with whit silke to line us a Riding Cloke

And one hole Remanant of purple Cloth of gold wrought with Rosses and honysukelles to make us a gowne with wide sleves cont xxti yards scant

And iiii yards di of Cloth of siluer cheked with purple silke to Jagge the said gowne

And one Remnant of Crimisen vellat striped with silver to make us a lappcloth cont viii yards / And xviii yards of narrow thike wrought Silver Lase to be laid uppon the same

And viii yards of wachet tuft taphata striped to make us a Cloke And xvi yards of brode golde & silver passament lace to be imployed uppon the said Cloke

Also that ye delyver to the said Walter Fishe one hole pece of Crimson vellat the grounde sattin conteining xix yards di to make mistres Marry Hopton a trayne gowne<

And iii yards di of Clothe of silver Cheked with purple silke to make her a Rounde kertell

Also one hole pece of murry Damaske conteyning xix yards di to make Misteres Marry Sidney a gowne

All whiche parcelles Remayne in your Custody and charge at our Pallaice of Westminster and these oure lettres signed with our hand shalbe youre Sufficient warrant and discharge for the delyuery of all the said percelles / Yeoven under our Signet at oure said Pallaice the xxiiith of February in the xviiith yere of oure Raigne
To our trustye & welbelouyd servaunt George Brideman keper of our Pallaice of Westminster

Date: 2/23/1576

Warrant for fabric for a cloak, safeguard and other garments

Page/Folio No.: 93

We will and commaunde yowe that uppon the sighte hereof yowe delyver or cause to be delyvered unto our welbeloved servante Walter Fisshe for our use, these parcelles followinge that is to saye

one peece of blacke wrought vellatt spangled with golde to make us a cloke and a Savegarde contayninge xvii yardes di

and one remanante of grene clothe of golde & sylver with workes, to lyne us a cloke of blacke taffata, cont vi yardes di di quarter

and vii yardes of white satten striped with golde, taken of a pece cont x yardes di, to be imployed to lyne us a cloke of blacke vellatt

Also that yowe delyver unto Jane Hawkes? one halfe ounce of small seede pearle, to be imployed to our use

Also that yowe delyver unto Mistres Elizabeth Knolles one litle coffer of Crymsen satten covered with passamayne of golde & sylver lace to be imployed to our use

Also that yowe delyver to Katheryn Paston one quarter of an ownce of small seede pearle, to be imployed to our use

Also that youe delyver unto William Whittell one quarter of a yarde of chaungeable satten straked with collers, to be imployed to our use abowte a cloke, and taken of a pece cont viii yardes

Also that you delyver unto Walter Fisshe one peece of peche colored vellat whollye imployed to make us a nighte gowne certain patternes, cont xvii yardes quarter

Also that ye delyver unto Walter Fysshe one quarter of a yarde taken of a peece of clothe of siluer withe grene & orrynge silke cont xix yardes quarter scante, to be imployed to our use for patternes

And also that yow delyver to Rauffe Hope yoman of our Robes three sable skynnes to make us a tippet.

All whiche parcelles remayne in your custody and charge at our pallayce of Westminster. And these our lettres signed with our hande shalbe your sufficient warrant and discharge for the delyverye of the same yeoven under owre signett at our pallayce aforesaide the xiiiith of Marche in the xixth yeare of our Raigne.
To our trustie and welbeloved Servaunt George Bridyman keeper of our Pallaice of Westminster

Date: 3/14/1577
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