• 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 sould to Mr George Warckope the i of august

Page/Folio No.: fol 14r

an ell & a half whit canvesse, xs

Item iii yeardes whit melan, xiis

vi yeardes whit Jennes, viis

ii elles browne canvesse, iiis iiiid

vi dossen silver buttons, ixs

and an oz whit silke, iis vid

Receved in payment xxxviis iiiid; restes to pay, viis vid

Sold to: George Warcope

Item delivered to William Abbot for Sir William Mallorie Knight the 13 of Maye, 1588

Page/Folio No.: fol 14v

vii yeardes of fynne melan fustyon, xxviiis

vii yeards white Jennes, viis

half an ell whit taffete, viis vid

vi dossen silke buttons, iiis

an ounce colerd silke, iis vid

ii elle browne canvesse, iiis iiid

Item delivered more the 3 of Julii

half an ell gren elbrod taffete, viis vid

half an ounce gren silke, xvd

iiii yeardes russet Jennes, iiiis

Sold to: William Mallory

Item delivered to William Abbot for Sir William Mallorie the 26 of May 1593

Page/Folio No.: fol 14v

iii yeardes and a halfe ffynne mellan, xiiiis

Item iiii yeardes white Jennes, iiiis viiid

Item an ell browne canvesse, xxd

Item iii dossen silke buttons, xviiid

Item half an ounce colerd silke, xvd

More delivered to William Abbot

halfe an ell tawny elbrod taffete, viis vid

iii dossen tawny silke buttons, xviiis

an ounce tawny silke, iis vid

iiii yeards russet Jennes, iiiis

Sold to: William Mallory

Item sould to Mr Wilson of Tanfeild the i of August

Page/Folio No.: fol 15r

half a yearde branched taffete, vis

an oz spanish silke, xxiid

Sold to: Mr Wilson of Tanfield

Bought of John Gill the 24 of March 1596.

Page/Folio No.: fol 28v

Imprimis restes to paye, xxs

Item 1 pece purple buffinge, xviiis

Item 1 pece blacke buffynge, xvis

Item ii lb blacke fringe, viiis

sum iii li iis

payed in part to his man, vs payed to Mrs Withes of London the 22 of Aprill 1597; xs that my sonne Wm did borow of hir husbande; witnesses Andrewe Marchebanke wife & Robert Wraye.

Bought From: John Gill

Bought of Johne Gille 20 June, 1597.

Page/Folio No.: fol 28v

Item ii pece buffinge, xxxiiiis

Imprimis i pece purple buffyng, xviiis

Item i pece crimson durraunce, xxviiis

Item 1 pece pf pup'es, xs

Item i lb blacke fringe, iiis

Item ii lb more blacke fringe, viis

Item iii lb redd & blacke [fringe], viis

Item i lb of fine blacke, iiiis

sum is iii li xviis or v li xis; payed to Percevall in part, iii li; payed more to himself, xls.

Bought From: John Gill

Bought of Jhames bankes the i of June 1597.

Page/Folio No.: fol 28v

Imprimis half a pece stroye coler melan, xls

Item half a pece white [melan], xxxviiis

Item ix yeardes fine whit [melan], xxviis

sum is v li vs

Bought From: James Banks

the 21 of July

Page/Folio No.: fol 28v

Item i pece stroy coler [melan] , xxxvis

Bought From: James Banks

the 15 of september

Page/Folio No.: fol 28v

Item one pece white [melan] xxxviiis

sum is vii li xiid; payd in part the 7 of august, xxis; payed more the 12 of october, v li; payd more the 26 of october xxs; payed more the 8 of october viiis; payed in full of this the 12 of Januarii, xxxs

Bought From: James Banks

Bought of Robert Eateingfeild the 14 of August 1597

Page/Folio No.: fol 28v

i pece of white sekeinge, xxiiiis

Item ii lb blacke thrid, iiis

Item i pece stroe cullerd sekeinge, xxiis vid

Item i grosse thrid poyntes, xvid

Item i grosse thrid bottonnes, vis

Item i dossen of enkle white, viiid

Item i dossen of brode enkles, xviiid

Payed in part the sayme day, ixs vid; payed more, iis; payed more the 11 of november, xiiis; payed more & in full the 20 of December xs

Bought From: Robert Etonfield

Bought of James Bankes the 10 of November 1597.

Page/Folio No.: fol 28v

Imprimis 1 pece white melan, xls

Item i pece white melan of fabruary, xls

payed more to William Younge for carraige & dressinge of vii half peces of fustyon, xls iid; the 6 of aprill in full pament, xixs

Bought From: James Banks

Bought of Johnne Gill the 24 of November 1597

Page/Folio No.: fol 29r

Imprimis 1 pece crimson duraunce, xxviiis

Item 1 pece purple buffinge, xviiis

Item i pece chaungeable buffinge, xvis

Item before i pece oreng tawny buffinge, xviis

Item i pece blacke buffinge, xviis

Item ii lb crimson & blacke fringe, viiis

sum is v li iiis; payd & quit the 16 of Aprill 1598

Bought From: John Gill

Bought of James bankes the 23 of March 1597

Page/Folio No.: fol 29r

Imprimis tow pece & a half of melan fustyons, xli

payed in part the 6 of august 1598 viii li; payed his wife the 7 of september 1598, xxs; payed hir more the 5 of october, xs; payed more sope, xs

Bought From: James Banks

Bought of Jho Gill the 6 of aprill 1598

Page/Folio No.: fol 29r

Imprimis 1 pece purple buffinge, xviiis

Item one pece blacke buffinge, xvis

Item 1 pece more purple buffinge, xviiis

one pece blacke buffynge, xvii

i lb blacke fringe, iiiis

sum totall, iii li xiis; payed in part, xs; Rhe more the 23 of auguste, xxiis; payed him more the 20 of November, xxs; payed him more the 29 of March 99. is in full pamen of all reconynges, xxs;

Bought From: John Gill

payed to abraham Smithe haberdashear the 2 of November 98

Page/Folio No.: fol 29r

for half an oz spanish silke deliuered to my daughter issabell Wraye, xiis

Bought From: Abraham Smith

Bought of James Bankes

Page/Folio No.: fol 29r

half a pece course white melan; payed in part, xvs; again, deliuered hir selfe the 29 of march, 99, iiii yeardes quarter & a nale, xiis

Bought From: James Banks

Bought of John Gill the i of aprill 1596.

Page/Folio No.: fol 29v

Imprimis i pece crimson duraunce, xxixs

Item i pece burp's, ixs vid

Item iii lb blacke fringe, xiis

Item I lb crimson & blacke fringe, iiis vid

Item i pece purple buffinge, xviiis

payd & quit.

Bought From: John Gill

Bought of Johne Gill at Bauerlaye the xiiiith of May 1596.

Page/Folio No.: fol 29v

Imprimis one pece of purple buffinge, xviiis

Item i pece grene buffinge, xviis

Item i pece wadid buffinge, xviiis

payd & quit this som of liiis 23 of June 1596

Bought From: John Gill

Bought of Robarte Eatnefeild man 3 of June Ano dni 1596.

Page/Folio No.: fol 29v

Imprimis i pece of sekinge, 30s

Item i pece of course sekinge, 20s

pd in part to your selfe 8 of Julye 1598 som of xls

Bought From: Robert Etonfield

Bought of Thomas Gledell the 5 of June 1596

Page/Folio No.: fol 29v

Imprimis i pece stro coler seckinge, xxiis

Item half a pece tufte stufe, xis vid

Item i gross thred buttons, vis

Item I lb colerd thred, xxd

paid in part of this Reconyng 20 of June Ano 1596 to Thomas Gledill, the just sum of xvs

Bought From: Thomas Gledell
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