• 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

Bout of Mr Norton the 21 of fabruarii 1594.

Page/Folio No.: fol 32r

Imprimis iiii yeardes silke rashe, xs viiid

Item xiiii oz iii quarters tufte binding, xviiis iiiid

Item ii lb oz & a half fine knite lace iiiis iid

Item iii dossen thrid knit lace, iiiid

sum is liis xd

Bought From: Mr Norton

Bought of Robert Eatenfilde the 27 of fabruarii 1594.

Page/Folio No.: fol 32r

Imprimis one pece stroye coler seckinge, xxs

Item one pece striped grene, xxs

Item qr a webester one pecce harden, viiis iiiid

sum xlviiis iiiid

Bought From: Robert Etonfield

the 6 of march

Page/Folio No.: fol 32r

Item one pece harden, viiis iiiid

Bought From: Robert Etonfield

Bought of Robert eatenfilde the 13 of March, 1594.

Page/Folio No.: fol 32r

Imprimis i pece fine purple buffinge, xxs

Item ii gross silke buttons, iiis vd

Item ii gross thrid tufte buttons, xvid

Item i gross thrid bottons, viid

sum xxvs iiiid

Item a pece fine stroy coler seckyng, xxvs

sum ls iiiid

Bought From: Robert Etonfield

Bought the 15 of March 1594.

Page/Folio No.: fol 32r

Imprimis i gross brode garteringe, xvs

Item i lb fine coventre thred, vs

half dossen french penes, iiis iiiid

sum is xxiiis iiiid

Item i pece gren buffynge, xviis

Item i pece purple buffinge, xviiis

sum xxxvs

Bought From: Robert Etonfield

Bought of Raife Egglefield the 15 of November 1595

Page/Folio No.: fol 32v

Imprimis i pece colerd melan at iiii li iis

Item half a pece stroye colerd homes, xviiis vid

Item i pece billament, ixs

Item vii oz spanish silke lace at 24, xs

Item iiii oz colerd silke, viiis

Item iiii oz lace silke, iiis iiiid

Item i gross lace at 10, xs

Item i gross statute Lace at 9, ixs

Item i lb coventre thred, vs iiiid

Item i gross fine silke pointes at 8, viiis

Item i gross at 7, viis

Item i gross rounde pointes at 4.4, iiiis iiiid

Item i pece purple bufinge, xixs

Item iiii gross cordid buttons, iiiis

Item iiii oz quarter lacing silke, iiiis

Item ii lb black fringe, vs iiiid

payed in part, ixli viis

Item xv ounce tufte lace, xviis xd

Item iiii oz london silke, iiis iiiid

Item iii dossen broade garteringe, iiiis

Item half gross at 13, vis vid

Item i gross at 11, xis

Item i gross thred poynts, xxd

Item ii gross buttons, vis iiiid

Item i dossen pinnes no 6, viis

Item i pound blacke fringe, iis viiid

payed to Jho Egglefilde the 8 decembr 1593 in full payment, iiii li

Bought From: Ralph Etonfield

Bought of Robt egglefilde the 22 of Novembr 1595.

Page/Folio No.: fol 32v

Imprimis i pece yallow seckynge xxiiiis

Item one grosse thred laces, iis

payd quit

Bought From: Robert Etonfield

Bought of Myles burton the 27 of November 1593.

Page/Folio No.: fol 32v

Imprimis i lb saferon, xxxs

Ite half peces crimson duraunce, xvs

Item i pece purple buffynge, xviiis

Item i pece striped buffynge, xviis.

Item i pece blacke buffynge, xvis.

Item i grosse garteringe, xiis.

Item ii lb blacke fringe, viis

sum v li xvs; paid in part iiii li xs; more to Symon Atkingsonn the 12 of December, xxvs

Bought From: Miles Burton

Bought of Robert Eggelfilde the 17 of Januarii 1593.

Page/Folio No.: fol 32v

i pece seckynge, xxiis

Item i pece seckynge, xixs

Item ii lb blacke thred, iiis

sum xliiiis

Bought From: Robert Etonfield

Bought of Raife Egglefilde the 19th of January 1593.

Page/Folio No.: fol 33r

Imprimis half pece white holmes xviis vid

Item half pece russet Jennes, xiis

Item 9 oz chene lace at 19s, xs viiid

Item iii oz colerd silke, vis

Item iiii oz london silke, iiis iiiid

Item iii grosse silke buttons, ixs

Item ii lb pecinge thred, vis viiid

Item i lb twiste fringe, iiiis viiid

Item i realme white paper, iiiis viiid

Item viii oz spanishe silke, xiis

Item half a pece colerd holmes, xviiis vid

Item half a pece more colerd holmes, xviiis vid

Item i gross silke pointes, viis

sum is v li xs vd. payd to your brother William the 4 of aprill, xs viiid; payed in part to christophe lea the 22 of fa, iii li; more the 28 of Januarii 1593, xxxviiis ixd.

Bought From: Ralph Egglefield

Bought of myles burton the 19th of fabruarii 1593.

Page/Folio No.: fol 33r

Imprimis one pece crimson duraunce, xxxs

Item i lb blacke twiste fringe, iiis viiid

sum xxxiiis viiid

payd in part, xviiis viiid

payed more to bartilmew catton, vs

Bought From: Miles Burton

Bought of Robert Eggelsfilde the 29th of fabruarii 1593.

Page/Folio No.: fol 33r

Imprimis i pece gren buffinge, xviiis

Item iiii lb blacke thred, vis

Item vi gross tufte thred buttons, iiiis vid

Item one pece callyco, xxs

sum xxviiis vid; payd & quit.

Bought From: Robert Egglefield

Bought of Raife eatefielde the 29 of aprill 1594

Page/Folio No.: fol 33r

ii pece crimson durannce, iii li iiiis

i pece gren buffinge, xviis

i pece seckinge, xxvs

i pece seckinge, xxiis

sum is vi li viiis; payed to Robert Eatenfilde the 31 of Maye 1594 6li 8s

Bought From: Ralph Etonfield

Bought of Robert Eatenfielde the 24 of Maye 1594

Page/Folio No.: fol 33r

i pece stro coler seckynge, xxiis

x grosse thred buttons, vis viiid

sum xxviiis viiid

Bought From: Robert Etonfield

Bought of Miles burtonn the 19 of Fabruarii 1592.

Page/Folio No.: fol 33v

Imprimis ii pece crimson duraunce, lvis

Item one pece waddid blacke buffynge, xxs

Item one pece course black buffynge, xvs

Item ii lb blacke fringe, vis iiiid

sum iiii li xviis iiiid; payd & quit the 23 of March, iiii li 17s 4d

Notes:

"waddid" could mean "woaded". Woad was used as an underdye for high-quality blacks.

Bought From: Miles Burton

Bought of Myles burton the 12 of Aprill 1593.

Page/Folio No.: fol 33v

Imprimis i pece purple buffynge, xviiis

Item ii lb blacke fringe, viis iiiid

Item ii lb of crimson & black fringe, vis viiid

sum is xxxiis; payd & quit

Bought From: Miles Burton

Bought of William Egglefilde the last of Maye 1593

Page/Folio No.: fol 33v

Imprimis one pece stroy colerd sekynge, xxiiiis

Item one dosse fine inkell peces, iiiis

Item one other dossen fine Inkell peces, iiis iiiid

Item one dossen coursse Inkell peces xxd

Item iii dossen smale whit Inkell, iis

sum is xxxvs

payed & quit

Bought From: William Egglefield

Bought of Mr Robert Barneby of bra'ma bigginge

Page/Folio No.: fol 33v

i c & a half of starche at 20s the pound c to pay at the deliverie the 6 of June.

Bought From: Robert Barneby

Bought of William Eggilfilde the 7 of June 1593.

Page/Folio No.: fol 33v

Imprimis i pece stro coler seckynge, xxiiis

Item v gross thred buttons, iis id

Item a dossen fine Inkle, xxd

sum xxvis ixd

Bought From: William Egglefield

Bought of Miles burton the 25 of June 1593

Page/Folio No.: fol 33v

Imprimis i pece silke rashe, xxxiiiis

Item iii peces colerd buffinge, one gren, one purple & one orenge tawny at xviiis the pece price liiiis

sum iiii li viiis; payed to Richarde Kettlewell & quit.

Bought From: Miles Burton
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