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HCA BRB/2 Bench Book Four [Transcribed by Helen Good]
Kingeston Super Hull
Tempore Magistri Thome Dalton maioris ibiden Anno regni domine nostre Elizabeth nunc regine et cetera vndecimo /
[In the margin] The eleccion of the maior
Inprimis vpon friday beinge the laste of September in ye yere afforesaid and the day of the eleccion of ye maiour sheriffe and chaimberlaines et cetera Iaimes clarkeson maiour & his brethren thaldermen accordinge to the auncyent custome of this towne named & appointed to the burgesses for the eleccuon of the maiour abovenamed Walter Iobson and Thomas Dalton to elect & choise thone of them Maiour of whiche two the said Iaimes clarkeson then maiour, thaldermen and the burgesses named and elected the said Thomas Dalton to be maiour who their presently tooke vpon him the saime office and was then sworne for the iuste and dewe execucion of the saime /
[In the margin] The eleccion of thdmyrall.
Item the saime day and yere ye said maiour & aldermen accordinge to ye tenour purporte & effect of the chartre graunted to ye maiour &
burgesses aldermen of the saime towne did with one full assent & consent nominate elect & choose the said Thomas Dalton Maiour to be the Quenes Maiesties admyrall within ye countye of Kingeston vpon Hull the towne of dripoole & ye precinct of the saime & throwghe owt the water of Humber for and duringe the tearme of one hole yere who then was sworne for the dewe execucion of the saime
[In the margin] The eleccion of ye sheriffe.
Item the day & yere abovesaid the said thomas dalton maiour & thaldermen accordinge to ye auncyent custome and liberties afforesaid named & appointed to ye burgesses afforesaid for the election of the Sheriffe Iohn Remington and William Smithe of whiche two the said maiour aldermen & burgesses did elect choose nominate & appoint Iohn Remington who tooke vpon him the saime office and was Sworne for ye dewe execucion thereof.
[In the margin] The eleccion of the chaimberlaines
Item the saime day and yere the said Thomas Dalton maiour named to the burgesses William cairlill
edwarde edmunde clarke edmunde Roberts and Iohn Mounsey to elect & choose of those fower two to be chaimberlaines of whom the said maiour aldermen and burgesses elected the said William cairlill and edwarde edmunde who were sworne for ye dewe execucion of the saime. The said William cairlill beinge elder chaimberlayn
[In the margin] The eleccion of ye coroners
Item the day and yere afforesaid Iaimes clarkeson laite maior and xpistofer Stockdayle were elected to be coroners within the towne and countie of Kingeston vpon Hull who beinge then present tooke vpon [them] the saime office and were sworne for ye dewe execuciion thereof.
Nomina maioris et aldermanorum hoc Anno
Thomas Dalton maiour
[In the margin] NB an ordinance for praisinge of woodde turfe & kiddes belonginge to burgesses.
[In the margin on the next folio] praise woodd turfe & kidde
ffor as muche as some Burgesses of this towne have colored woodde belonginge to Straingers and solde the saime as their owne woodd to thende the maiour of this towne showlde not prayse the saime to ye greate hurte and detryment of others thinhabitaunts of this towne & especyally the poorest Sorte and contrary theawncyent orders and lawdable customes of the said towne. ffor redresse whereof It ys fully condescended agreed and ordered by the said mr Maiour and his said brethren thaldermen assembled in ye counsell chaimber in the guilde hawle of the said towne the thirde day of november in the said Eleventh yere of the Reigne of our Said sovereigne Lady the Quene Maiestie. That ffrom hence fourthe the Maiour of this towne of the time beinge shall ffrom time to time Sett prise vpon and praise all suche woodd kiddes and turfes as shall comme to [f. 79] this porte and towne whither the saime shall belonge to any burgesse inhabitaunte or strainger. And that no burgesse ffrom hence fourthe shall putt to Saile or Sell vpon ye water any woodd turfe or kidde before the saime be as ys afforesaid praysed vpon peine to forfeite to the vse of the Maiour and burgesses of Kingeston vpon Hull fo euery time they doe or offend contrary the tenour of this ordinance iijs iiijd / And the Maior of this said towne for the time beinge shall have ofthe said burgesses suche praise woode turfe & kidde as haithe been accustomed for him to have of Straingers
[In the margin] An ordinance for taile kiddes.
Item the same day and yere by the said Maiour and aldermen assembled in the said counsell chaimber it is enacted concluded agreed and ordered that euery person or persons whosoever yat shall ffrom hencefourth bie any kiddes vpon ye water shall have in euery hundreth kiddes two and in euery halfe hundrethe one kidde for and in the nayme of taile kiddes /
[In the margin] An acte for the delyvery of the evidences touchinge hodgesons howse /
Item the xxvtie day of May in the twelvth yere of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lady Elizabeth the Quenes moste excellent Maiestie by and with the full assent and consent of the said Mr Maiour and his said brethren thaldermen assmbled in their counsell chaimber all suche evidence and writinges as doe concerne a messuage or tenement in ye Highe streete Laite William Hodgesons whiche in ye time of mr walter flenton Maior were by mr Iohn Thorneton browght in to be saifly kept to ye vse of those whiche shulde have the inheritaunce of the said messuage or tenenent. were delyvered to Peter Kay who haithe purchased the inheritaunce of the saime howse who then and their receyved the saime and in testimony thereof haith
hith herevnto subscribed his nayme /
by me peter Kaye.
[In the margin] xxs yerely paiable by the vicar towarde ye reparacions of ye chauncell
Whereas a controuersye haith heretofore been betwixt the churwardens of the trynitye churche in Kingeston vpon Hull on thone partye. And melchior Smithe vicar of Hessill and Hull of thother partye for
word for tharrerages of of xxs by yere dewe to have been paied for eight yeres by past as heto heretofore it haithe been by his predicessors vicars of Hessill and Hull afforesaid towardes the reparacion of the chaunsell of the said churche. The saime melchior Smithe the xxtie day of September in the twelveth yere of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lady Elizabeth by the grace of god of englande ffraunce and Irelande Quene defendor of the faithe et cetera personally appeared before the said Maior and aldermen assembled in their counsell chaimber within common hawle of Kingeston vpon Hull and then and their did taike order and maike agrement for the said arrerages. And also faithfully did promisse and tooke vpon him yerely duringe the time that he shall have & enyoie the said vicaraidge well and trewely to content and pay towardes the reparacons of the chaunsell to the churche wardeins of the said churche xxs at the feaste of St michaell the archaungell /
[In the margin] xxs yerely paiable by the person towardes ye reparcion of ye chaunsell
Item the saime day and yere Iohn Harcastell fermor of the parsonaidge of the said trynitie churche did before the saime maiour and aldermen promisse to pay to the said churchwardens xls for the arrerages of xxs by yere for two yeres by past dewe by him to be paide towardes the reparacions of the said chaunsell and did then and their also faithfully promisse from thence fourthe for and duringe all the time yt he shall have and enyoie the said personaige
xxs yerely to content and pay xxs at the feast of St michaell tharchaungell to the said churchwardens towardes the reparacions of the said chaunsell
[In the margin] NB A note who gaive the townes cheine & ye weight thereof
Whereas Sir William Knowles Knight somtimes one of thaldermen of Kingeston vpon Hull deceased in his life time did give to thvse of the maiour and burgesses of the saime towne one cheine of golde to be worne by the maiour for his time beinge. Now for the mendinge awgmentinge and maikinge the said cheine fairer and greater daime Knowles laite wife vnto the said Sir Wm Knowles and nowe wife vnto one Iohn Alfoorde esquier franckley and of her owne free good will
did doithe give xli in olde aungells claire Thurscros laite wife vnto Henry thurscros of somtimes alderman of the said towne two olde aungells and the maiour and burgesses of their common purse xli [?] So yat of the said olde cheine and golde their ys presently maid a newe cheine whiche weithe xj ownces a quarter and a halfe and conteynithe in Lengthe linckes two hundreth three Score and Seventeen accomptinge to euery hundrethe Sixe Score /
[In the margin] a Lease to Thomas Vmfrey of a chaimber in ye woolhowse
Md That the xxviijth day
of September in the yere afforesaid the said maiour and burgesses did Seile & delyver as their dede to thomas Vmfrey of Kingeston vpon Hull wey maister a Lease of a chaimber rowme in the the weste ende of the greate chaimber of ye wey howse in Kingeston vpon Hull for xxjtie yeres ffrom martynmas next painge therefore yerely iijs iiijd and maynteininge the same with all manner of reparacions aswell above heade as otherwise
[In the margin] A Lease to Iohn
Draike Smithe of fower beaste gaites in bransomme / finis xxxs
Md That the saime day and yere the said maiour and burgesses did Seale with their common Seale and deliver as their dede to Iohn Smithe of Kingeston vpon Hull afforesaid marchant a leese of fower beaste gaites in bransomme in ye Lordeshippe of Sutton in Holdernes in the countye of Yorke for xxjtie yeres ffrom martynmas next for ye yerely rent of iiijs viijd and he to repaire & maynteen all ditches railes bankes & bearinge & payinge all other chairges goinge owt or dewe to be paide for the said fower beaste gaites /
[In the margin] A lease to thomas dalton of a chaimber in the woolhowse
Md that the day and yere Laste before recited the said maiour & burgesses did Seale with their common Seale and delyver as theire dede to Thomas Dalton of Kingeston vpon Hull marchaunte a Leese of a chaimber in the
west easte ende of the greate chaimber in the woolhowse in Kingeston vpon Hull for xxjtie yeres from martynmas next. yeldinge & painge therefore yerely vs & mainteyninge ye saime with all manner of reparations /