• The Account Book of William Wray, Haberdasher

    This account book was transcribed in Vol. 32 of The Antiquary (1896).The textile-related excerpts from the accounts are cited here. Additional entries in the account books referred to fruit, dried spices, sugar and other edible commodities.

    The manuscript was printed in the Antiquary by permission of the Dean and Chapter of Ripon to whom it now belongs. It is a paper book in a wrapper made of parchment and lined with portions of a manuscript missal. The book itself contains accounts of payments and receipts kept by William Wray, a drape,r haberdasher and farmer whose shop was in Ripon and his farm probably at Hob Green near Markington, about four miles from the city and in the parish of Ripon.

    Modern English (post-1500)
    Published in 1590
    Renaissance Clothing and Textile Terms
    1500 AD - 1599 AD

Entrys

Bought of lounge Tome the 23 of aprill 1588

Page/Folio No.: fol 1r

Imprimis ii pece cremosynge Duraunce, iii li.
Item i pece tawnye buffing, xx s.
Item ii pece blacke buffing, xxxiiij s.
payd in part xiiiis vid.; restes behinde vl.

Bought From: Long Tom

Bought of Myles burtonn the 18 of July 1588.

Page/Folio No.: fol 1r

ii pece cremosynge duraunce, lvj s.
one pece blacke duraunce, xxiiijj s.
iii pece coler buffynges, liij s.
di. a gross statute lace, iiij s.
Summa vi li. xvii s.; payd in part the sayme tyme, iij li. xvii s.; restes behind to pay, iij li; payd in full the 25 of Julii, iij li.

Bought From: Miles Burton

Bought of Myles burtonn the 22 of august 1588.

Page/Folio No.: fol 1r

i pece cremosynge duraunce, xxvij s.;
i pece gren buffynge, xviiii s.;
i pece wrought valure, xxv s.;
summa is iii li. x s; payd in part xxx s.; restes to paye, xl s.

Bought From: Miles Burton

Bought of Myles burtone the 18 of Fa 1588.

Page/Folio No.: fol 1r

ii pece of blacke buffynge, xxxiijj s.;
one pece valure, xxx s.;
ii dossen garteringe, iij s.;
summa lvi s.

Bought From: Miles Burton

Bought of Myles burton

Page/Folio No.: fol 1r

ii pece cremosyng duraunce, lvj s.;
1 pece tawny buffynge, xix s.;
1 gross gartering, xii s.;
summa iiii li vii s.; payd in part, xxxvii s.; sent more by Jhon grene the 4 of Julii, xls.; payd to himself the 30 of June, xs. f 1 pece tawny buffynge xixs fr gr gross garteringe xij su iiii viij

Bought From: Miles Burton

Payd for my father 1593

Page/Folio No.: fol 1v

Ite iiii yeards & a di. blacke fresse, vi s. viii d.
Ite iii yeards white cotton, ii s.

Sent for the 20 of november 1589 thes peces

Page/Folio No.: fol 1r

Imprimis di pece iii straw coler melan<
Item di a pece white Jenes<
Item di a dossen blacke lace
Item i lb coventry thread
Item di lb spanishe silke<
Item di lb london silke
Item iiii of colered silke
Item di a dossen fringe gloves at 8
Item di a dossen [fringe gloves] at 5
Item di a dossen [fringe gloves] at 12

Bought From: Unknown

For Mr Askeu, xiiis iiid

Page/Folio No.: fol 3r

a dossen & a half silk, ixd

Sold to: Mr Askew

the 2 of June 1587

Page/Folio No.: fol 3r

half an ell whit leven taffete, xvd
And for tafete, fustyon lace & harden, viis iid

Robert Stevens of Kyllyngall for a hatt, viis vid

William hebden of Ripplaye for a hatt, vs

Item mony for a pair of stokyngs that I had not, vs

Item for an upperbody & lace, xxiiid

a pair of wemen's hosse, xiid

1 lb of sope that I delivered myself, iiid

Sold to: Mr Askew

Item sould to Allesonn Graie of Hapestow the 23 of September 1586

Page/Folio No.: fol 5v

half a stone of lynn[en], iis viiid
iii quarters birde eie duraunce, xvid

Sold to: Alison Gray

Item the 3 of March 1586

Page/Folio No.: fol 5v

half a stone of lynn[en], iis iiid
iii yeards & a quarter of white seckinge, iis iid

Sold to: Alison Gray

Item the 22 of september 1587

Page/Folio No.: fol 5v

a quarter of a nale lynne clothe, xviid
half a yeard & a quarter of cremesin duraunce, iis
an ounce & a half of case pepper, vid

Sold to: Alison Gray

the 10 of November 1587

Page/Folio No.: fol 5v

half a yeard & half quarter more duraunce, iis id
half a yeard & nale lynne cloth, xiiiid
a quarter & a half of sugar, ixd

Sold to: Alison Gray

Item the 12 of september 1588 delivered to Potte wife

Page/Folio No.: fol 5v

half a yeard cremesin duraunce, xvid

Sold to: Alison Gray

Mrs Wilton syster for wares

Page/Folio No.: fol 5v

half a yearde cremesin moccado & iii yeards of fringe, xxiid

a pair of hosse to hirself, xviid

a yeard & a nale purple buffynge, iis iid

Antony carelell for a pair of stokyngs, xviiis

Jhames Morlaye for Mr Francis tankerd, iiiis vid

More of old for a pair of stockyngs, iiiis

Bought From: Mrs Wilton's Sister

To william abbot for Lady Mallorii

Page/Folio No.: fol 7r

xi yard purple buffynge, xxs
half an ell holland, iis

Sold to: Lady Mallory

Mr Askequi...Item the 24 of November [1591]

Page/Folio No.: fol 7r

a yeard branched taffete, vis
a yeard & a half tafete bindyng, xiid
7 iii nales elbrod taffete, iis
ii yeards spanishe silke lace, & half qtr. spanish silke, ixd
a quarter more spanish silke, vid
a yeard of harden, vid

Sold to: Mr Askew

Alexsander Cooper 1589.

Page/Folio No.: fol 8r

Imprimis the 2 of June in grey thred, iiid
the 3 of June iii quarters width sarsnet, iiis viiid
v quarters & a half of fustyan, xviiid
quarter & half of spanish sylke, xiiid
a yeard & half & half quarter of buccaram, xvid
half a yeard of harden, iiid
half a quarter tufte taffete, & half yeard & nale tufte lace, xxiid
a yeard & half one-penny brode rybon v quarters Inkle, iid
a yeard bleached harden, viid
half a yeard white leven taffete & half a yeard harden, xvd
Recieved in payment the 18 of June 1590 xs

Sold to: Alexander Cooper

Item the 2 of June 1590

Page/Folio No.: fol 8r

iii yeards & a half white Jennes, iiis vid
a quarter white stechinge silke viiid
a quarter & a half more white stechinge silk, xiid
vii quarters stroye coler canvesse, v is viiid
iii yeards white Jennes, iiis
half quarter & half nale cremeson elbrode taffete, iis iid
an ell & quarter fine canvesse delivered the 22 of June, vs viiid
half an ounce & dram spanish silke, xiid
a yeard & half Jennes fustyon white, xviiid
half a yeard white Jennes the 13 of June, vid
ii yeardes white Jennes the 17 of June, iis
a yeard & half quarter of callyco, iis
a quarter of white silke, viiid

Sold to: Alexander Cooper

the 30 of Julii

Page/Folio No.: fol 8r

a yeard & a half russet Jennes, xviiid

Sold to: Alexander Cooper
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