• 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 Mr barnebye of New bigginge the 2 of october 1593.

Page/Folio No.: fol 33v

Starche wayinge a c & iii quarter with the caske at 19s the c, to paye at christemasse next.

Bought From: Robert Barneby

Item sould to Mr Barneby of newebigginge the 3 of october

Page/Folio No.: fol 33v

i yeard of rowe harden, viid; the caske waies Juste iiivi li & a di.<

Bought From: Robert Barneby

Bought of William Egglefilde the 19 of July 1593.

Page/Folio No.: fol 34r

Imprimis one pece stro coler seckynge, xxiiiis

Item one pece booke callyco, xviiis

Item iii quarter melan thred buttons, xviiis

sum xliiis vid; payd & quit.

Notes:

(booke callyco, or Book-muslin is "a fine kind of muslin owing its name to the book-like manner in which it is folded when sold in the piece." --N.E.D)

Bought From: William Egglefield

Bought of Myles Burton the xxxi of Julii 1593

Page/Folio No.: fol 34r

one pece crimson branched Duraunce, xxxs

payed & quit

Bought From: Miles Burton

Bought of Robarte Eggilfilde the 28 of Auguste 1593.

Page/Folio No.: fol 34r

Imprimis i pece of stroe culler sekeinge, xxiiiis

ii lb blacke thred, iiis iiiid

iii grose of whit enkle, iiiis

Item iiii grose of haire bottonnes xxiiid

Item half dossen of brode enkle, xviiid

Item iii dossen enkle smale knotes, iis

Item iii grose of thrid bottonnes, xviiid

Item half dossen of course enkle knotes, xd

sum is just xxxixs; payed & quit.

Bought From: Robert Egglefield

Bought of William egglefilde the 27 of september 1593.

Page/Folio No.: fol 34r

Imprimis i pece stroy coler seckynge, xxviis

Item i pece [stroy coler seckynge], xxiiis

Item i pece [stroy coler seckynge], xxiis

Item vi gross cordid buttons, iiiis

Item i gross silke cordid buttons, xvid

Item i dossen Inkle iis

sum iii li xixs iiiid; payd in part iiili xixs; payd & quit.

Bought From: William Egglefield

Bought of Myles burton the 29 of September 1593.

Page/Folio No.: fol 34r

Imprimis one pece crimson duraunce, xxxis

Item one pece purple buffynge, xviiis

Item one pece gren buffynge, xviiis

Item one pece blacke buffynge, xviis

Item half gross garteringe, ixs

sum is iiii li xiiis; payd in part, xls; payed & quit

Bought From: Miles Burton

Bought the i & 8 of November 1593 of Sunter wives.

Page/Folio No.: fol 34r

Imprimis ii barrelles sope, iiii li vis 4d

Bought From: Sunter Wives

Bought of thomas gledell the 8 of November 1593.

Page/Folio No.: fol 34r

Imprimis iiii lb blacke thread, vis

iiii gross haire buttons, iis vid

Item a dossen fine Inkle, iiis iid

Item a dossen white brode Inkell, iis viiid

half a dossen course Inkle, xd

sum xvis iid

Bought From: Thomas Gledell

Imprimis bought of Roland Easburne, the 4 of December 1590.

Page/Folio No.: fol 34v

i pece silke rashe, xxxiiis

xii casse ginger, ixs

sum xliis

payd & quit

Bought From: Roland Eastburn

Bought of Myles burtonn the 22 of December 1590.

Page/Folio No.: fol 34v

Imprimis one pece crimson durannce, xxviis

Item one pece fine bup's, xiiis

i gross garteringe, xs

half a gross brode garteringe, vis

sum is iii li xiis

Bought From: Miles Burton

Bought of Robert Egglefielde the 12 of fabruarie 1590.

Page/Folio No.: fol 34v

Imprimis crimson & black twiste fringe, vis iid

i lb crimson & blacke fringe, iiiis

i lb twiste blacke fringe, iiiis

iiii ounce systers thred, vs

ii dossen of Inkle, xviiid

sum xxs viiid

Bought From: Robert Egglefield

Bought of Robert Egglefield

Page/Folio No.: fol 34v

i pece stro coler seckynge the 11 of March, xxiis

Bought From: Robert Egglefield

Bought of Myles burton the 17 of March 1590

Page/Folio No.: fol 34v

i pece fine silke rashe, xxxiiis

ii lb blacke fringe, viis

Item one pece cremesyng duraunce, xxviiis

ii lb fringe, viiis viiid

a gross garteringe, xiiis

payd & quit

Bought From: Miles Burton

Bought of the Lambert Wyfe of Killyngall the i of Maye 1591

Page/Folio No.: fol 34v

one score fine lynne cloths to paye at pentecoste, xliis

payd in part iis; rest xls; payed & quit.

Bought From: Lambert wife

Item Bought the 12 of May 1591

Page/Folio No.: fol 34v

one score of lynne clothe, xviiis

Item one score [linen cloth] xviis

sum xxxvs; payd & quit.

Bought From: Lambert wife

Bought of Myles burton the 5 of June 1591.

Page/Folio No.: fol 34v

Imprimis i pece sylke rashe, xxxiiiis vid

Item i pece crimson duraunce, xxviis

Item i pece purple buffynge, xviiis

Item ii pece waddid buffynge, xxxvs

Item i pece blacke buffynge, xvis

Item iiii ounce saferon, vis

payd & quit; sum vi li xvis vid

Bought From: Miles Burton

Bought of Jho Gell man the 25 of June

Page/Folio No.: fol 34v

i lb crimson & blacke twiste fringe

i lb blacke twiste fringe, vis vid

Bought From: John Gill

Bought ye 8 of June 1591.

Page/Folio No.: fol 34v

Imprimis half pece fine colerd melan xliiiis

xii yeardes leven taffete, xviis

Bought From: John Gill

Bought of Myles Burton the 24 of Julii 1591

Page/Folio No.: fol 34v

Imprimis ii pece silke bumbesie, iii l viiis

ii pece buffynge, xxxiis

i pece crimson duraunce at 27s, xxviis vid

sum is vi li vii s vid; payed & quit

Bought From: Miles Burton
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