• 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 21 of Auguste 1595.

Page/Folio No.: fol 31r

Imprimis i pece crimson duraunce, xxxiiis

Item i pece gren buffynge, xviis

Item i pece blacke buffinge, xv is

sum iii li vis

Bought From: John Gill

Bought of Robert Eatenfilde the 9 of October 1595.

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Imprimis i gross of brode gerteringe, xvs

Item i gross medle diaper or baise, xiis

Item i gross narrow baise, xs

sum is xxxviis

Bought From: Robert Etonfield

Bought of John Gill the 9 of october 1595.

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Imprimis i pece purple buffinge, xixs

Item i pece orenge tawny buffinge, xviis

Item iiii lb of fringe, xiiis viiid

sum is xlixs viiid; restes to paye, 30s

Bought From: John Gill

more the sayme day of Robert eatenfilde

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i pece stro coler seckinge, xxvis& viii yeardes checker seckynge, vis viiid

sum xxxiis viiid

Bought From: Robert Etonfield

Bought of Henry Eastwood the 10 of october 1595.

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Item one pece ashe-coler seckynge, xxis

Item of one of yorke iiii dossen tufte silke lace, ixs iiiid

Item iiii gross silke buttons, ixs iiiid

sum is xxxixs viiid

Item i gross silke & silver buttons, viis vid

Item iii dossen & ix yeards chen lace, vs vid

Item i gross silke buttons, iis iiiid

sum is xvs iiiid

Bought From: Henry Eastwood

Bought of Robert eatenfilde the 26 of November 1595

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Imprimis half gross fine cardes, xvis

Item i gross statute lace, viis

sum is xxiiis

Bought From: Robert Etonfield

Item of John Gill the 8 of Januarii

Page/Folio No.: fol 31r

i pece striped bumbasie, xxxiis

Bought From: John Gill

Bought of Robert Eatenfilde the 16 of Januarii 1595

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Imprimis i gross statute lace, viis

Item iiii gross thred buttons, iis

Item i lb blacke thred, xviiid

Item i pece stroy-coler seckinge, xxiis

paid in part 15 Januarie, 1595

Bought From: Robert Etonfield

Bought of John Gill the 29 of Januarii 1595.

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Imprimis i pece fine silke rashe, xls

Item ii pece crimson duraunce, iii li

Item i pece wadded buffinge, xixs

Item i pece blacke buffinge, xvis

sum is vi li xvs

payd in part, xls; payd & quit

Bought From: John Gill

Bought of Robert Eatenfilde the 20 of Juen 1594.

Page/Folio No.: fol 31v

Imprimis one pece stroye coler seckinge, xxvis vid

iiii lb blacke thred, vis

sum xxxis vid

Bought From: Robert Etonfield

Bought of Jhames Simpson myles burton man the 25 of June 1594.

Page/Folio No.: fol 31v

Imprimis i pece cremosinge duraunce, xxxiis

Item i pece purpell buffinge, xviiis

Item i pece grene buffinge, xviis

Item iii lb blacke fringe, xis

sum iii li xviiis; restes to paye for iii li blacke fringe, xis; payd and quit.

Bought From: james Simpson

Bought of Robart Egglefilde the 25 of Julye ano domini 1594.

Page/Folio No.: fol 31v

Imprimis i pece of white sekeinge, xxviiis

Item ii lb of black thrid, iiis iid

Item iiii dossen of enkle mydle, iis viiid

Item i dossen of fine smalle enkle, viiis

Item i pece gren striped seckynge, xxs

sum is Jus iii li xxiiiis vid

whereof he received xxxxxiiiis

iiii gross silke buttons, vs

iiii gross hair buttons, iiis

v gross thred buttons, iiis

iii dossen Inkles, iis

sum is iii li iis vid

Bought From: Robert Egglefield

Bought of Miles Burton the 29 of Julye Anno domini 1594.

Page/Folio No.: fol 31v

Imprimis i pece of Oringe Taunie buffing, xviiis

Item i pece of black buffinge, xvis

Item i lb of blacke fringes, iiis viiid

Item i lb of fine cremosinge fringe, vs viiid

sum is Juste xxxiiis iiiid

Bought From: Miles Burton

Bought of Raife eatenfeilde the 8 of august 1594.

Page/Folio No.: fol 31v

Imprimis i pece Jennes fustyon, xxiiiis

Item half a gross statute lace, xs

payed & quit

Bought From: Ralph Etonfield

Bought of Myles Burton the 18 of september 1594.

Page/Folio No.: fol 31v

Imprimis i pece cremosinge duraunce, xxxs vid

Item i pece wrought valure, xxiiiis

Item i pece gren bufinge, xviis

Item iii lb fine blacke fringe, xiis

Item ii lb myngle fringe, viis

sum llll li xs vid; payd in part the 3 of october 1594, iii li

Bought From: Miles Burton

Bought of raife Eatenfilde the 6 of october 1594.

Page/Folio No.: fol 31v

Imprimis half lb half ounce fine tufte bindyng, xiis iiiid

Item i lb pecinge thred, iis vid

Item i pece cape rybon, iis iid

sum xviis id

Item i grosse golde buttons, xiis

Item a dossen silke & golde longe buttons, xiis

Item a dossen & a half longe silke buttons, vis

Item v ellse fine holland at 4s xd, xixs xiid

Item iii dossen diamond lace, iiis iiid

sum iii li ixs viiid

payd in part viiis

Item half a grosse of fine cardes, xviis

Item i gross statute lace, viis vid

sum is iiii li xviis iid

Item a dossen & a half matteres cardes, iiis iiiid

Item half a pece russet Jennes, xis vid

ii grosse silke buttons, viiis

Item one pece calyco, ixs

sum vi li xxiiis

Bought From: Ralph Etonfield

Bought of a coventre man the 24 of October 1594.

Page/Folio No.: fol 32r

Imprimis i lb fine coventry thred, iiis

Item ii lb blacke fringe, vis iiid

sum xis iiiid

Bought of Robert Eatenfilde the 5 of December 1594.

Page/Folio No.: fol 32r

Imprimis i pece white seckynge, xxiiis

Item i pece stroy-coler, xxis

Item iii gross thred buttons, iis

Bought From: Ralph Etonfield

Bought of Robert Eatenfilde the 16 of January 1595.

Page/Folio No.: fol 32r

Imprimis i pece whit sekynge, xxiiiis

Item i pece ashe coler [sekynge], xxiis

Item iii gross thred buttons, iis

Item ii lb black thred, iiis iiiid

sum lis iiiid

Item v lb twiste fringe, xviis

Bought From: Robert Etonfield

Bought of Jhon Gill the 13 of fabruarii 1594.

Page/Folio No.: fol 32r

Imprimis i pece cremosinge duraunce, xxxis

Item i pece blacke buffinge, xvis

sum xlviis

Bought From: John Gill
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