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HCA BRB/2 Bench Book Four [Transcribed by Helen Good]
Kingston super Hull
Tempore Magistri Iohannis Gregorie Maioris ibidem Secundo tempo Mairat[?is] sui Anno Regni Domine Nostre Elizabeth dei gratia Anglie francie et Hibirne Regine fidei defensor &c. / Tricesimo primo & xxxijo
[In the margin ] The eleccion of the Maiour.
Inprimis of [Blank] the last of September in the said one & thirtie yeare beinge the day of the eleccion of the Maiour Sheriff & Chamberlaines of Kingston vpon Hull aforesaid Robert Dalton Maiour of the same Towne and his brethren thaldermen accordinge to the auncient Chartres liberties & costomes of the said Towne named & appointed to the Burgesses of the same Towne beinge assembled together in their Common or guylde hall for the eleccion of the Maior Mr Iohn Gregorie and Mr William Smyth Aldermen of them two to elect & chose thone to be the Maior of the said Towne for one hole yeare of which two the said Robert Dalton then Maior thaldermen & Burgesses did elect and chose the said Iohn Gregorie who then and their tooke upon him that office And was Sworne for the iust & dewe execucion thereof/
[In the margin ] The Admyrall
Item the same day and yeare the said Maiour & Aldermen accordinge to the tenour purporte and effect of the said Chartere did with one full assent & consent elect & chose the said Mr Iohn Gregory to be the Quenes Maietes Admirall within the Towne and County of Kingston vpon Hull the Towne of Dripole and the precincte thereof And also throughout the water of Humber for one hole year next followinge who then was sworne for the dewe execucion of that office. /
[In the margin ] Sherif
Item the day and yeare abouesaid the said Mr Iohn Gregorie nowe Maiour and thaldermen accordinge to thauncient Chartres Liberties & costomes of this Towne named and appointed Edwarke [sic] Cooke and [Blank] to the said Burgesses of them two to elect and choose thone to be Sheriff of the Towne and County of which the said Maiour Aldermen & Burgesses did chose the said Edward Cooke who tooke vpon him that office & was sworne for the dewe execucion thereof. /
Item the said last day of September the said Maiour & Aldermen accordinge to thauncient Chartres Liberties and costomes of the said Towne did nominate & appointe William Barnerd yonger Marmaduke Haddlesey [Blank] to elect two to be Chamberlaines of Kingston vpon Hull of which fower the said Maiour Aldermen & Burgesses did elect and chose the [said] William Barnerd & Marmaduke Haddlesey who were sworne for the dewe execucion thereof. The said William Barnerd beinge the elder Chamberlaine. /
Item the same day and yeare
the said Mr William Bray and the said Robert Dalton Aldermen were chosen to be Coroners within the Towne & County of Kingston vpon Hull who being then present tooke uppon them that office & weare sworne for the dewe execucion thereof. /
Nomina Maioris et Aldermanorum hoc Anno
Iohn Gregorie Maiour
Robert Dalton. /
[In the margin ] Orders for breade in the market
Agreid thatt the xvth day of December in the two & thirtie yere of the Reigne of our Souereigne Ladie Elizabeth the Queines most excellent Maiestie The said Maiour & Aldermen beinge assembled in their Counsell Howse in the Guyld Hall did order enact and establishe as followeth viz. That noe
baker Bowle baker inhabytinge this Towne shall on the markett dayes buye anie malt or other Corne within the markett vntill one hower be paste after the markett bell be ronge vpon paine of euery bowle baker buying within the said hower any corne contrary this order
to forfeit for euerie Bushell xijd . /
Item that the Clarke of the markett for the tyme beinge shall euery yeare heareafter Rynge or cawse to be ronge the markett bell from Mychaelmas vntill the xijth of Marche halfe an hower before xj of the Clock in the forenone
& for And from thence vntill Michaelmas at eleaven of the clock. /
Item that noe inhabitant of this Towne doe by anie Corne wthin this markett but for their owne provision and not for any strainger vpon paine of euerie one buyinge to the contrarie to forfeit for euie Bushell xijd. /
The Assise of bread the wheate beinge at xxxijs the Quarter Viz
Wheate bread jd loafe weying 13. ounce
Wheaten or bowlted bread jd loafe weying 19. ounce
Browne bread jd loafe weying 25. ounce
Item that none of the said bakers shall heareafter bake to sell any two penye bread: but jd or ob. loaves. vpon paine euerye such ijd lofes or greater then that quantyty hereby lymitted.
Item that the said Bakers shall once within one fornight or as Corne shall ryse & fall of pryce repaire to Mr Maiour for the tyme beinge: And of him to receyve the weight that they shall observe in makeinge of their bread accordinge to the pryce that the Corne shall then be at. /
Item that euerie baker offendinge in their weight contrary to these orders for the first offence to lose the penalties in the same sett downe, for the seconde to be fyned at the discrecion of Mr Maiour & his brethren And for the thirde to be dismissed for bakeinge anye more. /
[In the margin] Thomas Scoles dett
Item ye xxixth of Ianuary Anno praedicto It is agreid by the said Maiour and Alderman That wheareas this day Thomas Scoles commen officer hath procured Mr Robert Dalton to be bownde for him, the said Mr Dalton entringe into bonde himselfe alone to the Maiour & Burgesses of this Towne for the payment to them of seaventie eight powndes & xjs in sixe yere nexte ensewinge to be paid xiijli at a day. And the first payment to be made at St Lukes day next beinge then xiijli xjs. And so euery St Lukes day after xiijli for v. yeres The said Thomas Scoles shall haue allowed him in the said first payment of the first bonde being xiijli xjs the somme of vjli Of the which he demaunded for his chardges twyce to London vjli: for the which he had graunted iiijli. And for
seasinge seazeinge of certaine herringes vijli of the which he was agreid to haue xls. / And soe vpon the Allowance of the said vjli as afforesaid The saide Thomas is cleare of all thinges that he can demaunde dewe to him of the Towne from the begyninge of the Worlde vntill this day
[In the margin ] NB packinge of herringes by ye Coupers.
Item the xxiijth day of february Anno praedicto The said Maiour & Aldermen with a nomber of the Cowpers did order enact & establishe That noe Cowper within this Towne shall goe to worke to packinge of any herringes salmon or other barrelled fishe but such as shalbe appointed to the same by George Thompson or Thomas Wighton cowpers. And they the said George or Thomas to receive the wage dewe for the cowper or cowpers soe as afforesaid by them to be set to worke And the same divide amongest the company of cowpers. And that if any Cowper shall of his selfe contrary to this order take in hande to pack any herringes Salmon or fishe not beinge appointed to the same as afforesaid hee to forfeyt for euy barrell so by him packed to the vse of the said Maior & Burgesses xijd. /
The Copie of the Quenes Maiestes Commission vnder the Great Seale of Englande to the Right Honourable the Lord High Admyrall of England And Sir Robert Constable knight Lievetenent generall of her maiesties Ordinannce for the removing & conveyinge of Brasse Ordinaunce etc. /
Elizabeth by the grace of god Quene of Englande ffraunce and Irelande defender of the faith .&c. / To all Manner our Capitaines of our Castles fortes & Blockhowses or to their deputies And to all other our officers to whome this may appertaine Greetinge. Wheare for our speciall service with the Advice of our Counsell we have appointed sondrie brasse Ordinaunce with their Mowntures & Shott to be removed from certaine of our ffortes Castles & Blockhowses nowe remainynge vnder your severall chardges for the furnishinge
therewith of sundrie newe Roiall Shipps Laitelie buylded which otherwise cannot in convenient tyme be supplied as the necessity of the Service requireth. And yet we mynde to refurnishe all the said ffortes with sufficient Iron Ordinaunce of the lyke kynde with their mowntures & Shott without delay accordinge to an order by vs therein alreadie taken: ffor which purpose we have given order to our Admyrall of Englande to sende some of our officers of our Ordinance to see both to the removeing of the said brasse ordinaunce, as to see also to the refurniture and supplie of the same with newe Iron ordynaunce. And therefore our will & pleasure is that you shall deliver out of your Chardge to such person as our said Admyrall and the Generall Maister of our Ordinaunce or the Lievetenante of that office shall by wrytinge vnder their handes assigne & depute for that purpose: And within our five Portes to such person as shalbe by the Lorde Warden of our said fyve Portes and the Mr of our Ordinaunce or the Lievetenante assingned & deputed all such brasse ordinaunce as shalbe specified in a Schedule by the said Admirall within his chardge and the Lord Warden of our fyve Portes within his [f. 255v.] chardge And Mr of our Ordinaunce or the Lievetennte of the same [To] be by him spedelie conveyed by Sea to our Tower of London. / And wheare in the xxvijth year of our Reigne a Supplie of Ordinance powlder [sic] shott munycion and other habilimentes of warr were sent to our ffortes Castles and Blockhowses and comytted to your severall custodies. Our further will & pleasure is that a generall survey be taken by the said person so deputed and assigned of all ordinance powder Shott Munycion & other Habiliments of Warr nowe remayninge in your severall custodies with declaracion howe the rest not in remaine hath byn expended, which we require to be certified to our Treasorer of Englande Our Admyrall of Englande and Mr of our Ordinaunce by booke or Bill Indentted betwixt you and the said Deputie: Soe as the same may be registred of Record in thoffice thereto requisate. / And the showe of these our lettres Patentes or the exemplificacion thereof together with Subscripcion of the partie soe Deputed as is afforesaid by or Admyrall within his chardge And the Lord Warden within his chardge. And the Maister of our Ordinaunce or the Lievetenant acknowledgeing the receipt of the said Ordinaunce shalbe to you & euerie of you a sufficient exoneracion & dischardge concernyng the premisses. / Willinge & requiringe all our Iustices of peace Maiores Sheriffes Bailiffes Constables & all other our officers to be aydinge & assistinge vnto our said
severall servant diputed hearein for the dewe execucion of this our persons service. /
In wytnes whereof we have cawsed these our lettres of Comission to be Sealed with our great Seale Witnes our selfe at Westminster the vijth day of february in the two & thirtie yeare of our Reigne: per .... .... .... .... /
The Copie of a deputacion annexed to the said Commission to George Constable gentleman from the Right honourable the Lord Highe Admyrall of Englande & Sir Robert Constable knight Lievetenante generall of her Maiestes ordynaunce /
After our hartie Comendacions. Accordinge to this her Maiestes Commission we haue auctorized George Constable gentleman to remove and take from out of your severall chardge & [f. 256] Custodies all such brass Ordinance as are specified in this Schedule annexed to the said Commission to be by him & his assignes spedelie conveyed by sea to her Maiestes Tower of London. And father we haue auctorised him by vertewe of the same Commission to take a perfect Remaine of all Ordinaunce powder shott Municion & other habilimentes of warre within anie of her Maiestes Castles fortes Blockhowses &c. as are Northwarde. And to certifie the waste from the supplie made in the xxvijth yeare of her Maiestes Reigne as by the same Commission more at lardge may appeare ffor the more spedie performance of this required service we require you her Maiestes Captaines or Constables of her Maiestes ffortes And others to whome this may apperteine to be aydinge vnto the said George Constable for the dismowntinge & spedie conveinge a Shipp boarde of the brasse Ordinance with their Mowntures and Shott required from you & euerie of you which with all convenient speide are to be supplied with Iron Ordinaunce of other kyndes with the Mowntures & Shott accordinge to an order by her Maiestie therein alreadie taken. And so we byd you hartely farewell from the Court this 20. of ffebruary. 1589 /
The Bullwark of Westilbry . . . . . . . . iiij
Demi Cannons . . . . j
Culveringes . . . . . . j
Demi Calueringes . . ij
harwichs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . j
Demi Culveringes . . j
At greate Yearmouth . . . . . . . . . . . . iij
Demi Cannons . . . . ij
Culveringes . . . . . . j
At kingston vpon Hull . . . . . . . . . . . v
Canon perior . . . . . j
Culueringes . . . . . . ij
demie Culueringes . ij
Scarbrough Castle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ij
cannon perior . . . . j
Demi Culveringe . . j
Tynmowthe Castle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ij
Demi culueringes . . ij
At Newcastle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iijjor
Demi Culueringes . . iiij
and wheare their hath byn divers brasse Ordinaunce of sondrie kyndes brought into her Maiestes Realme of the Laite Portugall voiage and other the lyke voiages out of other partes which of Right belonges to her Maiestie we have auctorized you to enquire & exaimyne in anie of the places Northward of the Ryver of Thames for anie such Ordinance afforesaide And the same so fownde to take into your chardge gyvinge the partie that shall make anye lawfull claime a note vnder your hande, acknowledgeinge the receipt to her Maiestes vse both of the natures & poize of euerie such peice
The copie of the Indenture for the brasse ordinance removed and conveyed by vertewe of the said Commission from Kingston vpon Hull. /
This Indenture made at Kingston vpon Hull the xiiijth day of March Anno domini 1589. In the two & thirtie yeare of the Reigne of our Souereign Ladie Elizabeth by the grace of God of England ffrance & Ireland Quene defender of the faith .&c./ Betwixt George Constable gentleman speciallie appointed for the removeyinge of certaine brasse peces forth of the same Towne & conveyinge the same by Sea to the Tower of London by the Right Honorable the Lorde High Admyrall of Englande and Sir Robert Constable knight Lievetenant generall of her Maiesties Ordinance Commissioners for the same by vertewe of her Highnes Commission vnder the great Seale of Englande Dated at westminster the xijth day of february in the said two & thirtie year of her Maiestes Reigne on thone partie: And Iohn Gregorie Maior of Kingston vpon hull with the assent and mutuall agrement of the Burgesses of the same Towne on thother partie. Wytneseth that the said George Constable The day of the makeinge heareof hath received to be removed and conveyed as is afforesaid of the said Iohn Gregorie by vertewe of a warrant from the said Commissioners Dated the xxth of february afforesaid These parcells of Ordinannce. /
Culveringe - - j - - weyinge 4414
Demi Culueringes - - iij whereof - One weiths 2400. - Another 2456. - The third 2884.
Cannon perior one without pioze
Of the which the Culueringe & that demi culueringe weyinge .2884 were of her Maiestes Supply in the xxvijth yere of [her] Highnes Reigne. And the other demi culueringes & the Cannon perior of the Ordinance chardged by bill Indented in the Tyme of Edward the sixt. /
Agreid that the cawse why their be iij. demi culueringes removed and conveyed as is afforesaid is for that the other Culueringe their beinge is called a Noerenbrowgh Culueringe of 17. foote longe weyinge 7000. was to haue byn removed. And for that yt is not fytt for service by the Sea the third demi culueringe is taken in lew thereof /
In witnes whereof the parties above said haue hearevnto interchangeably set their handes the day and yeare first above wrytten. /
per me George Constable. /
The Copie of the Indenur for the remayne of all ordynaunce powder Shott &c. within the said Towne of Kingston vpon Hull./
This Indenture made at Kingston vpon Hull the xiiijth day of Marche Anno Domini 1589 And in the two & thirtie yeare of the Rayne of our Soueriegne Ladie Elizabeth by the grace of God of England ffraunce & Ireland Quene defender of the faith .etc./ Betwixt George Constable Gentleman specially auctorized for the takinge of the remaine of all Ordinance powder Shott Munycion & the habiliment of warr within the said Towne Castle & Blockhowses their by the Right Honourable the Lord High Admyrall of Englande and Sir Robert Constable Knight Lievetenante generall of her Maiesties Ordinannce Commissioners appointed for the same by vertewe of her Maiesties Comission under the great Seale of Englande. Dated at Westminster the xijth of February last on thone partie. And Iohn Gregorie Maiour of Kingston vpon Hull with the assent & agrement of the Burgesses of the same Towne on thother partie. Wytneseth that their remayneth in the said Towne Castle and Blockhowses their vnder the chardge and custodie of the said Maior and Burgesses the day of the makeinge heareof these parcells.
Of Ordinance Powder shott munycion and habilimentes of warre. /
Chardged by bill Indented Anno vio Edi vjti./
ffawconets 3. of which one broken and two serviceable
Doble bases 6. The halls of iiijor serviceable chambers not serviceable the other two vnserviceable
Single bases 2. The halls serviceable ye Chamber not serviceable
Noerenbrough culueringe .1. serviceable
ffawcons 2 of which one serviceable ye other broken
Morter peces 3 without truckles otherwise serviceable
supplied by ye said Maior & Burgesses.
Portugall Bases .2. Serviceable
Bases 24. Of which .18. not serviceable and vj. broken.
Quarter staiges .8. whereof .4. serviceable/2.un serviceable /& 2. broken./
ffowlers.vj. whereof ij serviceable/ 3. un serviceable and one broken./
Saker of forged iron one broken.
Port peces or flankers .13. whereof 2. broken & ye rest serviceable.
Hole slinges .1. serviceable.
Demi culueringes .5. serviceable.
Halfe Slinges .5. serviceable.
Of all which Iron peces their was supplied by her Maiestie in the xxvijth yere of her Highnes Reigne .12. videlt Port peces or flankers vj. And demi-Culveringes vj. Of which one demi culveringe was broken vpon the Triall. And by the Towne supplied longe before that tyme Half Slinges v. / Morter slinges .iiij./ The
rest of the said Iron peces are chardged by bill Indented vjo Edi vjth /
Cannon Powder 21. barrells supplied by the said Maior & Burgesses.
- - Iron for
- - - - Culveringe 93. And crossebarres .3.
- - - - Demi culveringes 489.
- - - - Saker 010
- - - - Mynion 117
- - - - ffawcon 655.
- - Lead with dice of iron & without
- - - - for ffawconetes [and]Bases 880.
- - Stone for
- - - - port peces 411
- - - - fowlers 040
Bowes 440. Serviceable
Sheifes of Arrowes 1314. Sviceable 300. the rest not svic
Black bills 0690. servicable .594. And unserviceable .96.
Muskitts 0020. with bandilieries supplied by ye said Maior & Burges[ses]
Calyvers 0040. With flexes & tuch boxes. supplied by ye said Maior & Bur[gesses]
Morrys pyks of Ashe 0027.
Cariadges with wheeles 018.
Gynnes furnished 001.
Gynne ropes verie sufficient .2.
formes for Culueringes demi culveringes fawcon & fawconettes 6.
- - videlicet for Demi Culveringes 7 Hole culveringes 2 fawconetes 2 fawcon 1
Sponges with staves and Rammer heads10
- - for Demi culverainges 5 hole culverainges 2 fawcon 1 fawconetes 2
Staves without ladels & sponges 2.
Wadd hookes with their staves .4.
Bowes & Arrow Shifes emptye .7.
Chambers for fowlers 5.
In wytnes whereof the parties abovesaid have hearunto Interchangeably sett their handes The day and year first above Written. /
per me George Constable
[In the margin of the above]
This parte of this side conteyning neineteine lynes and the three precedent leaves were showed to the witnesses who were examined therevpon, the tenth day of August 1635 at Kingston vpon Hull before vs Comissioners vizt. to Michaell Besby; Iohn Crispin George Osborne./ [signed] Richard Franklyn Nicho: Hamerton Ja: Jounes/ Andr: Marvell
[In the margin] A lease to Robt Morton of the Tylerie
Item the Seventeinth daie of Aprill Ano predcito a lease was graunted for and in consideracion of the somme of xvjli to Robert Morton draper of the close called the Tylerie for xxjtie yeres from the feast of thanunciacion last for the yerelie rent of xs payable at Michaelmas and thanunciacion by even porcions. And he is to pay at whitsonday next iiijs vjd for a halfe yeres rent of the same. And to carie away the fylth dounge and other thinges their alreadie laide before and so yerelie to clense & carie away the same or anie thinge as shall be their usuallie laide for that the same be not anie way noisome to the high waye./ And he is to suffer thinhabitantes of the Towne to bringe & lay their fylthe their as they haue byn accostomed hearetofore. /
[The stewards fee is £6 13s 4d This transcription will be made properly, sometime. - HG]
[In the Margin] Sir Thomas Heneage High Steward of this towne
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[In the Margin] NB Searchers for butter & Corne /
Item the viijth day of August Anno praedicto It was ordered agreid and concluded by the said Maior and Aldermen with one full assent and consent That their shalbe from tyme to tyme heareafter fower persons in euerie warde within this Towne appointed to continewe two markitt daies And soe frome warde to warde within this Towne which shall everie markett day make diligent search that noe person or inhabitante within this Towne do take into their howse anie Corne or butter to thende to kepe the same to be solde on another markett day after that. And also that noe person or persons with in the same markett doe buy any hole maundes of butter or horse loades of fishe to thintent to sell the same againe. /
[In the margin] NB none to cast Stones with Slynges.
fforasmuch as by disorder in vsing of Slynges in castinge of Stones and other thinges therewith greate inconvenience and daingers haue growen and more likelie dailie to growe if some order be not presentlie taken therein. It is therefore the xvijth day of September Anno praedicto by Mr Maior and thaldermen his brethren condiscended concluded ordered and agreid in thone full assent & consent That noe person or persons whosoever shall at anie tyme heareafter vse or cast in or with anie slynge anie Stones or other thinges whatsoever vpon paine that euerie one offendinge contrarie to the tenor of this act to forfeict for euerie offence iijs iiijd to be levied of his goodes and Chattles whereof xijd to be to the vse of the partie presenting thoffender and the rest to the vse of the Maior and Burgesses of this Towne And if it be a childe or one within age of xxitie years to be levied vpon the goods and chattles of his father or Maister with whome he dwelleth. /