• 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

the i of Auguste

Page/Folio No.: fol 8r

a quarter of blacke Jennes, iiid
Receved more & in payment the 10 of September 1590, xiiis iiid

Sold to: Alexander Cooper

Item the 20 of September 1590

Page/Folio No.: fol 8r

yeard & iii quarters Jennes, xxid

Sold to: Alexander Cooper

the 30 of September

Page/Folio No.: fol 8r

iii yeards & a half striped seckynge, iis xid
ii quarters harden vd
a yeard lacke nale tufte taffete, iiis iiid
a yeard & a half tufte lace, xiid
Sum totall is liiis iid; Recieved in payment, xxiiis iiid; yet is 10 s. & 13s iiiid. So he doth rest & owe me this 16 of March 1591 just xxixs xd
Recieved in payment the 3 of May 1591 of himself, viiis

Sold to: Alexander Cooper

Item delivered to the little girle the 17 of May

Page/Folio No.: fol 8r

iii dossen blacke spanishe silke buttons, xiid

Sold to: Alexander Cooper

Item the 19th of August to himself

Page/Folio No.: fol 8r

I lb blacke thred, iis

Sold to: Alexander Cooper

Item the 29 of September

Page/Folio No.: fol 8r

iiii yeards silke lace, xiid
Item ii dossen silke buttons, viid
half a yeard more lace, iid
ii yeards russet Jennes for Sir William Mallerii, iis

Sold to: Alexander Cooper

11 of October, to Dick Oliver

Page/Folio No.: fol 8r

a yeard of lynne cloth, xiid
a quarter of spanish silke, as it stands in robin book
a quarter spanish silke the 11 of October to himself, vid
ii yeards iii quarter fine colered melan, xis
a nale more fustyon, iiid
a sken of black stychinge silke, id
ii dossen black silke buttons the 17 of October, viiid

Sold to: Dick Oliver

the 19th of October

Page/Folio No.: fol 8r

half an oz spanish silke, xid
a quarter of an oz colered silke, viiid

Sold to: Dick Oliver

the 15 of November

Page/Folio No.: fol 8r

a yeard & half russet Jennes, xviiid
iii dossen haire buttons, iiid
an ell tawny buffing orange, xiiiid
half a yeard of whit Jennes fustyan, viid
a quarter of a oz colered silke, viiid
a sken watchit silke delivered in christemas, iid
a yeard of hearden, vid

Sold to: Dick Oliver

For the messure of the mylon foustion Anno domini 1596

Page/Folio No.: fol 9r

Imprimis: sould 10 of August iii yards; Alixander.

Sould more vi yeards of the sayme sayge culler; George dawson.

Sould iii yeards more of the sayme fustion; William Wraye.

Sould ii yeards quarter & half of the sayme fustion; William Wraye.

Sould him of the leight sayge culler quarter and half Ray Bordeman.

Sould him iii yeardes of the leight sayge culler; William Syngleton.

Sould him iii yeardes & quarter of said culler fustion; Christopher Ellicar.

Sould him iii yeardes of leight sayge cullerd fustion; William Askew.

Sould him iii yeardes leight sayge culler fustion; Mr. Musgrave

sould him iii y leight sayge culler fustion

sould iii yards of the Ashe cullerd fustion.

Sold to: Multiple

Item delivered to Lawraunce haule the 24 of October

Page/Folio No.: fol 10r

iii nales & a half wattchit leven taffete, xiid
a sken watchit silke, iid

Sold to: Lawrence Hall

Item the 5 of December

Page/Folio No.: fol 10r

a quarter elbrode watchit taffete & ii dossen buttons & iii skens silke, vs iiiid

Sold to: Lawrence Hall

Item the 17 of December

Page/Folio No.: fol 10r

halfe a quarter watchit elbrod taffete & a sken of watchit silke, xxiid

Sold to: Lawrence Hall

Item the 24 of December

Page/Folio No.: fol 10r

a yearde & a half camerecke delivered to Margreat Warde, viiis iiiid
iiii yeards purple buffing, viiis iiiid

Sold to: Lawrence Hall

Item the 24 of Maye 1587

Page/Folio No.: fol 10r

xviii yeards diamond statute lace delivered to Margreat Warde, iiis

Sold to: Lawrence Hall

Item the 29 of Julii to Alexsander Cooper

Page/Folio No.: fol 10r

vi yeards & a half colerd holmes fustyon, ixs ixd

iiii yearde, & iii quarters of harden, iis vd

ii dossen buttons, iiiid

Sold to: Alexander Cooper

Item the 20 of Auguste

Page/Folio No.: fol 10r

a quarter blacke sarsenet, xvid

Item delivered the sayme daye according to your wourshipes note...xii yeardes yallowe lasinge silke, xiid

iii yallow thred, iiid

Sold to: Alexander Cooper

Item the 16 of Auguste 1588 to Alexsander Cooper

Page/Folio No.: fol 10r

xiii yeards of pointynge Ribon, iis iid

ii yeards Jennes fustyon iis iiiid

a quarter cremosinge elbrod taffete, iiis vid

a skene of redd silke & a skene of blacke, iiid

Sold to: Alexander Cooper

Item delivered the 17th of September [1589]

Page/Folio No.: fol 10r

to stirke a dossen silke pointes & iid in white caniem xii

Sold to: Alexander Cooper

Item to Christopher horseman the 11 of June 1591

Page/Folio No.: fol 10r

v quarters white leven taffete, iis vid

Sold to: Christopher Horseman
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