History of Lynn Waites

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History of the Waites (& other musicians) of Lynn

1400 - 1499

Sources 1095-1399 1400-1499 1500-1599 1600-1699 1700- King's Lynn Waites today

1400-1401 John Fouler, app. of Thomas Trussebut, given freedom. Cal
Treasurer's Account Rolls for the Guild of Corpus Christi KL/GD/3 ... Dati Ministrallis Et solutis diversis ministrallis ministrationem facientibus in dicto festo & in octabo ut in particula dicti Thome Ploket xjs Et sicut solutis eisdem ut in/ particula Thome Trussebut civij vjs viijd [solutis Willelmo Wilde vigilatori ville pro labore suo xviijs iiijd] Summa ____ xxixs iiijd JC
Accounts of the Guild of Saints Giles and Julian [Fol. 12v.] ...Item Willelmo Wilde & sociis suis ministrallis vjs iiijd Item ij harpors iijs iiijd JC

1401 Et sol' iij Ministrallis facientibus Ministrationem in dicto festo & in October eiusdem vt in particula Radi de Bedyngham vijs Et Roberto Trumper & sociis suis iijs Et cuidam Hydeler sit' pro labore suo vt in particula Ado Waryne supra dicti xijd. Mal

1401-1402 Item solut' Willielmo Wylde & seruentibus suis pro labore suo vs (Paid to William Wilde and his servants for their labour 5s) Iohanni Scyffeld iijs iiijd. Mal
Accounts of the Guild of Saints Giles and Julian [Fol. 13v.]...Item in lacto viijd Item cuidam xxd Item in portis scabella & aliis rerum vjd ...Item solutis Willelmo Wylde / & Servientis suis vs Item Johannis Griffeld harpour iijs viijd Item in feodum clerici gilde xxd Item in feodum Decani gild xijd JC
Chamberlain's accounts KL/C/39/43 ....Et Willelmo Wilde vigillator pro feodo suo per annum iiijli (and to William Wilde, watchman, for his work for the year, �4) JC
Treasurer's Account Rolls for the Guild of Corpus Christi KL/GD/4 Dati Ministrallis Et solutis iij Ministrallis facientibus ministrationem in dicto festo & in Octabo eiusdem ut in particula Radulphi de Bedyngham vijs Et Roberto / Trumper & sociis suis iijs Et cuidam ffydeler sicut pro labore suo ut in particula Ade Waryne supra dicti xijd JC

1402-1403 Item solut' Willielmo Wylde & seruentibus suis vs Iohn Suffeld harpor iijs viijd vt in particula Radulphi scyna dicti Etaliis diuersis Ministrallis Ibidem interessentibus. vjs viijd vt in particula iuesdem Radulphi Mal
Treasurer's Account Rolls for the Guild of Corpus Christi KL/GD/5 ... Dati Ministrallis Et solutis diversis Ministrallis opus suum in dicto festo ibidem facientibus xs [ut in particula Ade Waryne supra dicti Et Willelmo Wylde vigilatori / ville pro labore suo tam in dicto festo quam in Octabo eiusdem pro ij Anno vjs viijd] ut in particula Radulphi supradicti Et aliis diversis ministrallis / ibidem interessentibus vjs viijd ut in particula eiusdem Radulphi Summa xxiijs iiijd JC
Accounts of the Guild of Saints Giles and Julian [Fol. 14v.] Item cuidam xxd Item in portis scabella & aliis rerum vjd ...Item solutis Willelmo Wylde / & Servientis suis vs Item Johannis Griffeld harpour iijs viijd Item in feodum clerici gilde xxd Item in feodum Decani gild xijd JC

1403-04 Accounts of the Guild of Saints Giles and Julian [Fol. 16v.] ...Item in feodo clerici Gilde xxd Item in feodo Decani gilde xijd Item Willelmo Wilde & / pueris suis vs Item Waltero Aleyn trumpour iijs iijd Item cuidam alio trumpour ijs JC

1405-06 Chamberlain's accounts KL/C/39/45 ... ffeoda ...Item in feodo Willelmi Wilde vigilatori ville hoc anno __ iiijli (William Wilde, watchman of the town, for the year, �4.) JC
Accounts of the Guild of Saints Giles and Julian [Fol. 17.]Item solut' Willielmo Wylde & puersis suis vs (Paid to William Wilde and his sons [or boys, or apprentices] 5s) JC

1406-1407 Accounts of the Guild of Saints Giles and Julian [Fol. 18.] Item Willielmo Wylde & pueris suis vs / Item Waltero Aleyn & serventis suis iijs iiijd JC

1407 Severe cold winter PR

1407-1408 Accounts of the Guild of Saints Giles and Julian [Fol. 19.] Praeter hoc solutis Willielmo Wilde & pueris suis pro feodis suis vs / ItemThome Trompeter cum domino de Beaufort ___ ijs / Item Johanni Chyventeyne Gestour pro labore suo [^in parte solucione introito] ___ xxd / Item Thome Harpour pro labore suo __ xxd ... [Fol. 19v] Ordinances / & constitucione / factis Ad coloquium quidam Ordinatum est per eleccionem quod Aldermannum / Gilde qui pro tempore fuit de cetero habebit qualibet anno unum capucium / de vj rayes de libertate gilde qualibet Scabimis unum capucium de / iiij Rayes clericus Gilde unum capucium de iiij rayes & decanus gild unum / caputium de iij rayes & qualibet Mynstrelli de eadem gilde unum capucium de / iij rayes qualibet anno quod servientes gilde predicte Et si quis officiariorum predictorum / plus pannum pro capucio suo accipere voluit unum habebit ita videlicet quod soluet / scabimis pro hac quod plus accipit / [Fol. 20] ...Item allocatum fuit eodem die ^[Thome harpour] de introitum suo pro labore suo ___ xxd / Item Thome Trumpet cum domino de Beaufort ___ ijs / Item Johanni Chyventeyne Gestour __ xvjd / Item clerico Gilde pro feodo suo ___ xxd / Item decano Gilde pro feodo suo ___ xijd / Item pro uno enterluyte ___ vjd Summa viijs ijd JC
Chamberlain's accounts KL/C/39/46 ... Inde Solutis ...Et compotum solutis iiijli Willelmo Wylde vigilatori Burgi lenn in plena soluccionem ffeodo suo hoc anno... JC

1410-11 Chamberlain's accounts KL/C/39/47 ...Soluta & / Libertates ...Et xxiijs iiijd solutis Willelmi Asshe/bourne de ffeodo suo hoc anno Et xiijs iiijd solut Willelmo Wylde vigilatori de lenne per temporem / compoti Et xvijd solutis pro factura shuse hoc anno ... Et solutis Thome Belman / pro stipendi suo hoc anno... JC
... Soluta & / expense ...Et xd / solut pro ffeno & luto emptis ad idem per temporem compoti Et xs solutis Willelmo Wylde vigilatori Burgi / circa festum Corpuis Christi de ffeodo suo hoc anno... JC

1411-12 Accounts of the Guild of Saints Giles and Julian [Fol. 22v.] ...Item solutis mynstrallis / iiijs Item in feodo clerico Gilde xxd Item in feodo Decani gilde xijd Item solutis / Thomas harpour xxd __ Summa iiijs iiijd JC

1413-1414 Walter Belton, app. of Thomas Ploget, given freedom. Cal

1414-15 onwards Chamberlain's accounts (paper draft covering several years) KL/C/39/91 ... [Fol. 1v.] ...Petro Wayte in parte Feodis suis per temporis huius compoti ___ xs
...[Fol. 6.] ...Et Petro Whaite in partem feodis suis de Anno passo...
...[Fol. 11v.] ...Et Petro Whaite in partem feodis suis ad idem festum [^Natali domini] ___ xs
...[Fol. 12.] ...Et cuidam vigilatorem pro diversis per noctem custodentem per vices ___ viijd
...[Fol. 12v.] ...Et Petro Wayte in partem feodis suis die sancti michaelis __ xs
...[Fol. 17v.] ...Item in feodo Willelmi Wylde Wayte per Anni ___ iiijli JC

1415-16 Item idem comp' dat' cuidon ffytheler cum j baggepipe domini Thomas de Erpingham [Milite] xijd Mal

1421 Fire (reputedly extinguished through divine intervention thanks to the prayers of Margery Kempe) PR

1421-1422 Reginald atte Lathe, son of Simon atte Lathe, app. of Thomas Ploget, given freedom. Cal

1423-1424 John Jyly, app. of William Bedyngham, given freedom. Cal
William Wrangill, app. of Thomas Ploket, given freedom. Cal
John Saundir, app. of Thomas Ploket, given freedom. Cal
John Boston, app. of Thomas Ploket, given freedom. Cal

1427-1428 Edmund Kirsted, app. of Thomas Ploket, given freedom. Cal

1430-31 Accounts of the Guild of Saints Giles and Julian [Fol. 37v.] ...In Wood & Turff ijs xd. In ye hire of halle vs In / mynstrelles vs. In hire of vesselles xvjd....... JC

1431-1432 Item in Vadimoniis de le Waytes de lenn pro die festi et in octabo die iiijs (In payment to the Waites of Lynn for festival day and the dinner in October 4s) Mal
Accounts of the Guild of Saints Giles and Julian [Fol. 38v.].....Item for bred and candelles iijd Item for mynstales / vs viijd JC

1432 (8 October) Et ibidem petitum fuit si voluerint retinere histriones pro anno isto Et concessum est vt habeant anno isto pro suo regardo cum eorum liberata per amersamentum Maioris ordinata. vtriusque eorum xiiijs iiijd vltra suam liberatam & per villam transibunt a festo Michaelis vsque festum Carnipreuij. (And the same court records the candidates to be retained as musicians for this year and they are given liveries {or allowances} and paid thirteen shillings and fourpence, and they shall go through the town each day from Michaelmas to Easter.) Mal

1432-33Accounts of the Guild of Saints Giles and Julian [Fol. 39].....Et [--pro Otch--] dat Aquebaculo & minstrallis pro potu iijd / Et pro sale ijd ...Et per minstrallis vs .... JC

1433 (1 November) Et ibidem exhibita fuit vna billa ex parte histrionum eo quod desiderant augmentum regardi sui Etn concessum est vt uterque ipsorum duorum habeat pro feodo sua .xx.s & vesturam suam pro anno isto. quae concessio durabit pro anno isto totum Et transibunt per villam cum suis Instrumente a festo Omnium Sanctorum vsque festum Purificacionis sequentis. (And likewise is presented a bill to increase the amount paid to the two waites to twenty shillings and their coats to be supplied for this year. They shall go through the town with their instruments from the festival of All Saints to the festival of Purification following.) Mal

1436 (26 October) Necnon eodem die concordatum est quod Iohannes Audele Thomas Portour' occubant officium de lez Waytes pro anno presente & [qui] vterque ipsorum habebit vesturam suam de sumptis comitatus & xiijs & iiijd pro stipendio suo soluendos per manus vnius camerari & c. (Also this day it was agreed that John Audele and Thomas Porter shall occupy the office of Waites for the present year and will be supplied with coats for themselves and their retinue and thirteen shillings and fourpence for their wages.) Mal

1437-1438 Et solut' hystrionibus ville Lenn iiijs (And given to the Waites [or minstrels or players or actors] of Lynn 5 shillings) Mal
chamberlain's accounts KL/C/39/53 ... Soluciones et / Expenses ...Et pro vestura vigilatori huius ville xiiiijs Et pro factura et inbroude ratio / toga dicti vigilatoris vjs Item plegium eisdem eisdem vigilatori pro suo feodo xxvjs viijd (for uniforms for the Waits of this town 15s, and for making the coats as directed for the Waits 6s. Promised to the Waits for their services 26s 8d.) JC
Accounts of the Guild of Saints Giles and Julian [Fol. 41] ...Pleyers viijd / Hale vs I chyld jd ... amonia viijd mynstrelles ijs ..... JC

1438-1439 Et solut' hystrionibus ville Lenn iiijs Mal

1439 Plague PR

1440-1441 John Wygenhale, tyler, granted freedom for work done at the South Gate. Cal

1445-46 Et sol iij mynstrellis ii harporis j piper j taberer Mal

1457-1458 Allocationes Item petitur allocatio de___xijs vnde superius oneratus infra summam xxij.s. pro ffirma ij Tenementorum que Thomas lok nuper tenuit in Briggegate eo quod ministralli huis Ville [op] occuparunt vnum eorundem Tenementorum per tempus Compoti absque aliquo inde reddendo (Concerns problems with Thomas Lok's house in Briggegate 'where the minstrells live,' and possibly finding them alternative accomodation?) Mal
1461 Edward IV. During his reign the Mart is moved from August to February. PR

1462 Item in stependio Ministrall' viij.d 1483 Richard III Mal
Around this time the South Gate was built. PR. (see 1440-1441)

1487-1488 Thomas Newman, bocher, purchased freedom. Cal

1495-1496 John Wayte granted freedom. Cal



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