• 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

Item the 7 of Auguste 1593

Page/Folio No.: fol 10r

a yearde & a half of fine camerecke, xs

Sold to: Christopher Horseman

Item soulde to William Meres of Leades sometime Sir Robert Owtherit man the 28 of March 1580

Page/Folio No.: fol 10v

a yeard & a half of canvesse, iiis iiiid

ix yeardes of parchment lace, xviiid

iii dossen silk buttons, ixd

ii skens of silke, iiiid

Sold to: William Mears

Item the ix of Aprill

Page/Folio No.: fol 10v

a quarter & a half of lynne clothe, xviiid

Item iii yeards of bone lace & a half a quarter of lynne clothe, xviiid

a quarter of white paper, iiiid

Sold to: William Mears

Item the 18 of June

Page/Folio No.: fol 10v

a quarter of an oz cremosinge silke, xiid

Sold to: William Mears

the 13 of July

Page/Folio No.: fol 10v

Item a quarter of an oz cremosinge silke, xiid

xiii yeards of pointynge Ribon, iis iid

Sold to: William Mears

Item soulde to Thomas Marshall petty chapman the 14 of Aprill 1581

Page/Folio No.: fol 10v

xii elles & a half of lynne clothe, xxixs iid

iiii ounce billament lace, vis

vi ounce chene lace, viiis

Sold to: Thomas Marshall

Item the 20 of Aprill

Page/Folio No.: fol 10v

i pece of harborow lynne clothe, vi vid

one dossen brode gascon lace, iiis iiid

ii dossen narrow gascon lace, vs

half a grosse satten lace, iiiis

vii ounce of Inkle, iis vid

Sold to: Thomas Marshall

Item the 25 of Aprill 1581

Page/Folio No.: fol 10v

viii ounce of Inkle, xxd

half a grosse of norage point, iiis

a grose white thred lace, vs vid

Sold to: Thomas Marshall

Stephen Middleton note 1590

Page/Folio No.: fol 11r

Imprimis ye 22 of Maye half a yearde & nale cremosinge duraunce, xxd

iii dossen corded bottons & ii dossen whit silke buttons, iis

iii skens whit silke iii skens blacke, xd

half an ounce & half quarter spanish silke lace, xiiiid

Sold to: Stephen Middleton

Item the 14 of June

Page/Folio No.: fol 11r

iiii yeardes silke rashe, xvis

half a yeard & half a quarter tufte taffete, vis iiiid

xii yeards statute lace, xiid

a yeard & iii quarters bindinge lace, xiis

Sold to: Stephen Middleton

the 14 of Julii

Page/Folio No.: fol 11r

Item one hatte delivered the 14 of Julii, vs vid

Sold to: Stephen Middleton

Item the 2 of September 1590

Page/Folio No.: fol 11r

ii ounce of fine spanish silke lace & viid in silke, iiiis iiiid

sum is xxxixs xd

Sold to: Stephen Middleton

Item sould to Mr Thomas warcope of est tanfilde the 4 of June 1587

Page/Folio No.: fol 12v

x yeardes purple taffinge, xxs

iiii ounce of silke lace, vis viiid

an ounce of spanish silke, xxd

Sold to: Thomas Warcope

Item 3 of august

Page/Folio No.: fol 12v

a yearde & a half of cremeson duraunce, iiiis vid

vi yeardes of cremosinge & blacke fringe, iis

vi yeardes of petecote lace, xviiid

Sold to: Thomas Warcope

Item sould to Mr Wilsonn of tanfeild the xx of Julii 1587

Page/Folio No.: fol 12v

2 elle course camereek, xis

Sold to: Mr Wilson of Tanfield

Item the 27 of Julii

Page/Folio No.: fol 12v

iii yeardes whit mellan, xiis

iii yeardes white Jennes, iiis

iii dossen whit silke buttons & iiii skenes silke, iis iid

Sold to: Mr Wilson of Tanfield

Item the 10 of august

Page/Folio No.: fol 12v

half a yeard of branched taffete, vis

iii dossen velvet lace, xviiis

a quarter elbrod taffete, iiis

Sold to: Mr Wilson of Tanfield

Item delivered to William Abbot for Mr Christopher Mallorie 1593

Page/Folio No.: fol 13r

iii yeardes & a quarter fyne mellan, xiiis

iii yeardes white Jennes, iiis vid

iii dossen buttons, xviiid

iii skens silke, vid

a yeard of browne canvesse, xviiid

Sold to: Christopher Mallory

Item sould to Wm Mychell the 23 of maye

Page/Folio No.: fol 13v

half a pece whit holmes fustyon, xvs

Item I lb blacke fringe, iiiis

Item i pece blacke buffynge, xixs

Item xii elles white canvese, xxxvis

Sold to: William Mitchell

Item sould to Jho Crava of Myddlesmore the i of Julii 1596

Page/Folio No.: fol 13v

iii yeardes & a quarter stro coler melan fustyon, xiiis

iii dossen buttons, xviiid

iii skens silke, vid

Sold to: John Craven
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