• 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 Robert egglefielde the 27 of Julii 1591.

Page/Folio No.: fol 35r

Imprimis i pece fine stroye coler seckynge, xxiiiis

Item i pece stro colerd seckynge, xxis

Item i lb pecinge thred, xxiid

Item i lb blacke thred, xviiid

Item a dossen white Inkel, xd

Item a dossen whit Inkell, ixd

Item a dossen smale Inkel, viiid

sum is lx viid; payd & quit

Bought From: Robert Egglefield

Bought of Tho gledle man the 27 of september 1591

Page/Folio No.: fol 35r

Imprimis i pece striped seckynge, xxs

i lb blacke thred, xvd

ii gross thred buttons, xiiid

sum xxiis id

Bought From: Thomas Gledell

Bought of Thomas gledell man the 11 of october 1591.

Page/Folio No.: fol 35r

Imprimis half pece stroy coler seckyng, xs

iii lb blacke thred, vs

sum xvs

Bought From: Thomas Gledell

Bought of Walter dowgele the 24 of octobr 1591

Page/Folio No.: fol 35r

i grosse of fine cards sealed, xxxiis

Bought From: Walter Dougal

Bought of Myles Burton the 25 of November 1591.

Page/Folio No.: fol 35r

Imprimis ii pece crimson durannce, liiiis

Item ii pece blacke buffynge, xxxiis

Item half gross garteringe, iiiis ixd

Item i lb blacke fringe, iiiis

sum iiii li xiiiis ixd

Bought From: Miles Burton

Bought of Myles burton the 22 of December 1591.

Page/Folio No.: fol 35r

Impremis i pece sylke rashe, xxxiiis vid

Item ii pece blacke buffynge, xxxiis

ii lb fringe blacke, viis iiiid

sum iii li xiis id

sent by Jho Gren the 29 of december, iii li xiis

Bought From: Miles Burton

Bought of Robt Tho gledell man the 21 of January 1591.

Page/Folio No.: fol 35r

Imprimis ii pece colerd seckynge, xls

v dossen Inkels, iis iiiid

sum xliis iiiid

Bought From: Thomas Gledell

Bought of Robert Eggelfilde the 23 of Maye 1592.

Page/Folio No.: fol 35r

Imprimis ii pece seckynge, xliis

ii lb blacke thred, iiis viiid

sum xlvs viiid

Bought From: William Egglefield

Bought of Myles burtonn the 27 of Maye 1592.

Page/Folio No.: fol 35r

Imprimis i pece silke rashe, xxxiiiis

Item i pece blacke buffynge, xvis

Item half grosse garteringe, vis

Item i lb crimson & black fringe, iiis

sum lixs

Bought From: Miles Burton

Bought of Robert Eggelfilde the 8 of June 1592.

Page/Folio No.: fol 35r

i dossen colerd Inkell for garteringe, iis viiid

i dossen course colerd Inkle, xxd

iii gross thred buttons, xviiid

iiii gross haire buttons, iis

i lb blacke thred, xxd

sum ixs vid

Bought From: Robert Egglefield

Alexsander Cooper

Page/Folio No.: fol 36v

Item the 21 of December ii yeards lynne clothe, & a half yeard whit Jennes, iis iid

iii dossen gren silke buttons & ii skens gren silke, xvid

Sold to: Alexander Cooper

the 18 of Aprill 1588

Page/Folio No.: fol 36v

iii yeards white Jenes fustyon, iiis iiiid

in white and graye thred, iid

ii ounce of slaye sylke, xvid

md that he doth owe me of olde, xxixs id

Item for Sir Christopher Wantesffourth mens cotes, iis vid

Sold to: Alexander Cooper

the 16th of September

Page/Folio No.: fol 36v

iiii skens rede sylke, viiid

half a quarter of leven taffete, iiid

a dossen sylke buttons, viiid

Sold to: Alexander Cooper

the 9 of December

Page/Folio No.: fol 36v

half an ounce tufte lace, xd

in black thred, ixd

iii yeards course harden, xvd

a yearde half half quarter of lynne clothe, xxd

iiii skens tawny silke, viid

half an ell course harden, iiid

ii yeards & quarter colered horne holmes, iis xd

Sold to: Alexander Cooper

the 18th of december

Page/Folio No.: fol 36v

in graye thred, viiid

a quarter & a half of grene sarsanet, xxiid

a yeard & iii quarters of harden, viiid

Sold to: Alexander Cooper

the 19th of december

Page/Folio No.: fol 36v

an ounce quarter & half of colered sylke, iiis iiiid

Sold to: Alexander Cooper

Item the 27 of october

Page/Folio No.: fol 36v

an ounce & a quarter of cremosynge sylke, iiis ixd

quarter & half of buffynge, ixd

vi yeards of lace, xid

in thred, iid

quarter and half of burrato, viiid

Sold to: Alexander Cooper

the 16 of fabruary

Page/Folio No.: fol 36v

ii yeards of buffynge, iiis viiid

half a yearde white Jennes, & a sken of sylke, ixd

Sold to: Alexander Cooper

the 10 of marche

Page/Folio No.: fol 36v

in black thred, iiiid

Sold to: Alexander Cooper

the 22 of march

Page/Folio No.: fol 36v

a yeard & a half of Jennes fustyon, xviiid

a yeard of harden, vid

half an ounce of spanish sylke, xid

Sold to: Alexander Cooper
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