• 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 17 of Julii

Page/Folio No.: fol 37v

quarter of spanish taffete, xxd

ii dossen gren sylke buttons, xvid

ii skens gren sylke, iiiid

ii skens white thred, iid

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the 17 of august

Page/Folio No.: fol 37v

iii nales black elbrod taffete & ii skens blacke silke, iis iid

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the iii of October

Page/Folio No.: fol 37v

ii dossen great stare buttons & ii skens rede sylke, xxiid
sum iii li xviiid

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More 22 of Maye 1585

Page/Folio No.: fol 37v

Quarter & nale & half nale fine lynnen cloth, iis iiid

ii yeards fustyon & quarter leven taffete, iis viid

ii skens gren sylke, iiiid

sum vs iiid

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