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Beverley Waites

Page Date Document Called Name Name Name Name Payment Number Entry
V197 1424 2 - - - - - - - 2 silver chains made (he alleges ref. 39)
H158 1405 Accounts Spiculatores - - - - 40s 2? yearly fee
H160 1423 Accounts et spiculatoribus - - - - - - payment (sum not given)
H161 1433 Accounts - - - - - - 2 ij scutos sive arma (silver) = new scutcheons
H162 1433 Accounts ministrallis - - - - - 2 2 silver shields for the minstrels
H105 1436 Minutes Spiculatoribus -     - 40s (p.a.) 2 2 silver shields
H120-1 May 13, 1438 Minutes Spiculatores/-orum Willelmus Johnson Symon Herforth Johannes Wardelowe - xxxvjs viijd 3 j scutum; ij scuti; j puerum (Symonis)
H124 1440 Minutes Spiculatorum Beverlaci Johannes Wardelowe Robertus Congilton Thomas Seman - xxxiijs iiijd 3 iij scuti argentei
(York 1486+)
H135 1452 Minutes Spiculatoribus villae - - - - - 3 iij scutis argenti de novo factis pro spiculatoribus villae (xviij unciarum = 18oz = 6oz ea.)
H137 Jan. 14, 1452 Minutes Spiculatores Johannes Hesilhede Robertus de Celario Martinus Gymer - lxs (40s) 3 appointed
Spiculatorum villae Beverlaci - - - - - -
P 1460   iij histrionibus ville - - - - vjd 3 for playing at the time of passage of the said armed men out of the town
H141-2 Nov. 14, 1464 Minutes Histrio Walterus Kirkby Robertus Spek Willelmus Watford - - 3 iij colers cum iij scutis argenteis, ponderantibus quilibet eorum ut patet in libro
Ministralli retenti (York 1472+)           communi : quilibet coler habens xxxvij lynkes, ij stipas, ij pendauntis, ij bokilles, j stapul et j swychon.
H142 1466? Minutes Histrio Thomas Sclater Johannem Perron Johannem Bell - - 3 j scutum histrionis (each)
H143 1466?   Spiculatores retenti W. Watson Johannes Watson Johannes Bulson - vjs viijd 3 tria scuta argentea
communes histriones villae Beverl. - et iijs iiijd -
H169 1502 Accounts the Minstrels (trans) - - - - - - a shilling for the Minstrels for drink on the third Rogation Day
P 1502   tribus hystrionibus - - - - 12d 3 Nine ells of tawney cloth for their clothing
H176 1545 Accounts the wayts - - - - 15s - in regard to the wayts affore Crystmas towardes ther lyveres
H178 1545 Accounts mimorum - - - - 30s - liveries
H179 1557 Accounts le Mynstrelles - - - - 19d - of the alderman of "le Mynstrelles" forfeit among them.
H180 1558 Accounts ?minstrels - - - - 50s - liveries and badges
H182 1562 Accounts ?minstrels - - - - 10s - badges ("signis")
53s 4d - tunics
X Oct. 24, 1577   Histriones/Waytes Robt Hunter John Smyth Rich. Gregges - - 3 Chains del. to R.H (6 oz) J.S. (6� oz) R.G. (6 oz) each with cognizance. These gentlemen to be the said Waytes.
X Oct. 9, 1578   Hist - - - - - 3 3 chains del. to waits
H184 1578 Accounts ?waits - - - - £2 7s 2d - liveries
X Dec. 24, 1582   wayts Hugh Boyes - - - - - Admitted one of the wayts. ....chayne of silver (6 oz) & badge of silver (> one ounce and a quarter)
X < Oct 17, 1660   waits Samuel Newton - - - - - See * below
X Jan. 3, 1660-1   Waits - - - - - - Waits to have 18s each to buy coats which they must wear & put the town's badge on them as usual.
X Oct 17, 1661   waits Samuel Newton Paul Pashmore - - - - *P.P. Appointed wait in place of Samuel Newton, clerk, at the same salary.
X Oct. 30, 1662   wate Peter Ryson - - - - - Appointed wate of the town at the usual salary.
X Dec. 2, 1670   wates John Poskitt - - - 18s - ...chosen one of the wates of this town being paid 18s each December as the other wates
...corporation badge of silver del. to him
X Aug. 18, 1673   Townes waits/waites John Pashmore - - - - - ...chosen one of the Townes Wates.
Further, the waites are to begin the morning watch on 25 October until 1 March every year.
V197 1674 - - - - - - - - Only 2 chains remaining
X May 9 1677   wait John Hewart John Hewart 's son - - - - Appointed waits "provided they be approved for their skill in music".
X Aug. 27, 1677   Town's Waits John Swongton John Hewart Robert Martin - - 3 Appointed Town's Waits - each to have cloth and lace for a cloak.
X Oct. 3, 1678   Town Waits James Sponton John Risome John Hewart - - 3 Elected Town Waits. Silver chains and cognizances to J.R. & J.H.
X Oct. 4, 1683   wait's - - - - - - One of the wait's chains to be repaired and another new one made (presumably a replacement, as number of waits remained 3).
X Oct. 5, 1683   Town's Waits John Rysom (John Hewart) ? - - 3 John, son of Peter Rysom apprenticed to Town's Waits to join the other two now being.
X Feb. 1, 1691-2   Town's Waits - - - - - - ...to have 3s for their music on 1st Jan last at the eating of venison given by Sir Michael Watson.
X Dec. 16, 1695   Town waits (John Hewart) (James Batthus) (John Rysom) - - 3? Town waits ordered to continue as formerly provided they must agree to go hand in hand and each take their respective proportion of what they collect in the town as well as their salary. If they refuse their offices to be decl. void and their badges and chains del. up
They refused and del. accordingly.
X Nov. 9, 1696   Town's Waits John Hewart James Batthus John Rysom - - 3 Re-admitted as Town's Waits. Chains and badges to be redelivered to them.
M8 Dec. 19, 1720 Minutes waits William Smith James Loftus John Weddell - 20s ea. 3 Cloak of blue cloth, badges & chains
M41 Feb. 1, 1762 Minutes wait John Leavens - - - - - discharged for his insolent behaviour to the gentlemen of the Chamber
M41 Feb. 15, 1762 Minutes wait John Leavens - - - - - asking pardon - restored to his place as wait
M46 Dec. 2, 1765 Minutes Waits - - - - 40s p.a. - Increase (!) in salary
M62 Oct. 15, 1781 Minutes Town's Waits Thomas Dickons Henry Ibbotson Richard Hudson - £2 10s p.a. 3 appointed Town's Waits for the winter season
M63 March 4, 1782 Minutes wait John Leavens - - - 2s p.w. - 2s per week for the rest of his life, he having been a wait for upwards of 50 years
M66 March 7, 1785 Minutes waits - - - - - 3 The three waits to be dismissed for neglect of duty
M67 Sept. 5, 1785 Minutes town waits Matthew Gibson William Rhodes Edward Southern Robert Whitehead 50s p.a. (ea) 4 chosen town waits...they to go round the town in winter "as in the manner and form formerly used", attend the Mayor as necessary, and play at the Assembly when required, for the usual price.
H = 1405-1578 Report of the manuscripts of the Corporation of beverley (1900) Historical Manuscripts Commission [Quarto Q 42 HIS]
M = 1707-1835 Beverley Corporation Minute Books (1958) KA MacMahon [Q[Period.]]
P = Poulson (Scaum) Beverlac (1829) [Minster Lib. Y-BEV : POU]
X = copied many years ago from a volume in the Morrell Library. Must find and record source.

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