• 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 John Gill the 23 of June 1596

Page/Folio No.: fol 29v

Imprimis 1 pece orenge tawny buffinge, xviis

Item iii lb blacke fringe, xis

Item ii lb crimson & blacke fringe, viis

Item i pece green buffinge, xviis

Item i pece purple buffinge, xviiis

i pece valure, xxis

i lb cut, & uncut fringe, iiis

i pece crimson durannce, xxixs

6 li 4 s; payd in part iiii li; payd & quit the 23 of December ii li iiii s

Bought From: John Gill

Bought of James Bannkes Lyninge draper of Rippon xiiiith of August 1598

Page/Folio No.: fol 29v

iiii halfe pece myllon fustion at iis viiid yeard.

to paye the one halfe of the money at the feast of St. martinge & the other halfe at Christenmes.

Bought From: James Banks

Bought of John Gill the 26 of August 1596

Page/Folio No.: fol 30r

i lb crimson & black fringe, yet not died

Bought From: John Gill

Bought of Robert eattefeild 9 of october 1596.

Page/Folio No.: fol 30r

i pece of stroe culler sekeinge, xxvs

half pece of cullerd sekeinge red white & grene xis

i gross thrid poyntes, xviiid

payed & quit

Bought From: Robert Etonfield

Bought of William Battie, Webster, 9 of october 1596

Page/Folio No.: fol 30r

i pece of cullerd myllon xlvs

paid thereof in part, xxxvs; payed in full xs

Bought From: William Battie

Bought of John Gill the 6 of November 1596

Page/Folio No.: fol 30r

Imprimis i pece crimson duraunce, xxviiis

Item i pece blacke buffynge, xvis vid

payd in part the 29 of December, xxs: 2 li 4 s 6d

Bought From: John Gill

Bought of Robert eattenfilde the 9 of October 1596.

Page/Folio No.: fol 30r

half a dossen pines, iiis

a 1000 whit pines, iiiid

iiii grose hare buttons, iiis

payd in part 16 of fabruarie 1596, xs; payd more in ful payment, vs

Bought From: Robert Etonfield

Bought of John Gill the 23 of december 1595.

Page/Folio No.: fol 30r

Imprimis i pece purple buffinge, xviiis

Item ii lb crimson blacke fringe, viis

Item i lb blacke fringe, iiiis

Item i lb gren & black fringe, iiis iiiid

i li 12 s 4 d

i pece crimson duraunce, xxviiis

3 li 0 s 4d

Bought From: John Gill

Bought of James Banks the 2 of March 1596. pd more in part 19 of June 1597 to his wife before his mar, xxd

Page/Folio No.: fol 30r

half a pece fine melann, xliiiis

Item half a pece melan, xls

Item one pece of melan, xxxvis

sum is viii li

payeid to James bannckes 14 of april, 1597, xxs; payd more the 28 of aprill 1597, iii li; payd more, iii li

Bought From: James Banks

Bought of Robert eattenfeild 8 of march Ao Dmi 1596.

Page/Folio No.: fol 30r

Imprimis i pece fine seckinge xxvis

i pece of fine sekeing xxiiiis

restes to pay, xixs iid; payd & quit thus

Bought From: Robert Etonfield

Bought of John Gill the 27 of March 1595.

Page/Folio No.: fol 30v

Imprimis 1 pece crimson duraunce, xxxiiis

Item i pece tawny buffinge, xviiis

sum is lis

Bought From: John Gill

Bought of robert Eatenfilde the 10 of aprill 1595

Page/Folio No.: fol 30v

Imprimis i pece stro coler seckynge, xxvs

Bought From: Robert Etonfield

Bought of Myles burton the 13 of aprill 1595

Page/Folio No.: fol 30v

Imprimis i pece orenge tawny buffyng, xviis

Item ii lb redd & blacke fringe, vis viid

Bought From: Miles Burton

Bought of Robert eatenfilde the 24 of aprill 1595.

Page/Folio No.: fol 30v

Imprimis i pece white seckinge, xxiis

Item i pece yallowe [seckinge], xxs

Item iii oz colers silke, ixs iiiid

sum lis iiiid

Bought From: Robert Etonfield

Bought of John Gill the i of Maye 1595.

Page/Folio No.: fol 30v

Imprimis i pece gren buffinge, xviis

Item i pece black buffinge, xvis

Item i lb gren & blacke fringe, iiis iiiid

sum xxxvis iiiid

Bought From: John Gill

Bought of John Gill the 19 of June 1595

Page/Folio No.: fol 30v

Imprimis i pece crimson duraunce, xxxiiis

Item i pece purple buffinge, xviiis

Item i pece blacke buffinge, xvis

sum is iii li viis

Rec in part viis; sent by younge lindell the 10 of July 1595, iii li

Bought From: John Gill

Bought of Robarte eatenfeild 24 of June 1595.

Page/Folio No.: fol 30v

i pece stroe cullerd seckeinge, at xxvis

i pece stroe cullerd seckeing, at xxs

Item i gross colerd Inkyll peces, iiis vid

Item iii gross course Inkell, xxiid

sum is lvis iid

Bought From: Robert Etonfield

Bought 2 of Julii 1595

Page/Folio No.: fol 30v

i lb cawventrie Thrid at vs

i lb fine cawventrie thrid, vis iiiid

Item of William eggelfilde i pece white seckinge, xxivs

sum is xxxvs iiiid.

Bought From: Robert Etonfield

Bought of John Gill the 17 of Julii 1595.

Page/Folio No.: fol 30v

Imprimis i pece crimson duraunce, xxxiiis

Item i pece blacke buffynge, xvis

Item i pece gren buffynge, xviis

sum is iii li vis

Bought From: John Gill

Bought of Robert Gledell the 15 of August 1595.

Page/Folio No.: fol 30v

i pece whit seckyng, xxiiiis

Bought From: Robert Gledell
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