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STUDIA IN 



THE LIBRARY 

of 

VICTORIA UNIVERSITY 

Toronto 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS 



OF THE 



REVELS AT COURT. 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS 



OF THE 



REVELS AT COURT, 



IN THE REIGNS OF 



QUEEN ELIZABETH AND KING JAMES I., 



FROM THE 



ORIGINAL OFFICE BOOKS OF THE MASTERS AND YEOMEN. 



WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND NOTES, 



PETER CUNNINGHAM. 




LONDON: 
PRINTED FOR THE SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY. 

1842. 



PR 

'2388 
v. i^ 






LONDON : 

F. SHOBERf,, JUN., 51, RUPERT STREET, HAYMARKET, 

PRINTER TO H. R. H. PRINCE ALBERT. 



COUNCIL 



THE SHAKESPEAEE SOCIETY. 



THE MOST NOBLE THE MARQUESS OF NORMANBY. 

RT. HON. LORD BRAYBROOKE, F.S.A. 
RT. HON. LORD F. EGERTON, M.P. 
RT. HON. THE EARL OF GLENGALL. 
RT. HON. LORD LEIGH. 

AMYOT, THOMAS, ESQ., F.R.S., TREAS. S.A. 

AYRTON, WILLIAM, ESQ.. F.R.S., F.S.A. 

BOTFIELD, BERIAH, ESQ., M.P. 

BRUCE, JOHN, ESQ., F.S.A. 

COLLIER, J. PAYNE, ESQ., F.S.A., DIRECTOR. 

CRAIK, GEORGE L., ESQ. 

CUNNINGHAM, PETER, ESQ., TREASURER. 

DYCE, REV. ALEXANDER. 

HALLIWELL, J. O. ESQ., F.R.S., M.R.I.A. 

HARNESS, REV. WILLIAM. 

JERROLD, DOUGLAS, ESQ. 

KENNEY, JAMES, ESQ. 

MACREADY, WILLIAM C, ESQ. 

MADDEN, SIR F., F.R.S., F.S.A., KEEPER OF THE 

MSS. IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM. 
MILMAN, REV. HENRY HART. 
TALFOURD, MR. SERGEANT. 
THOMS, WILLIAM J. ESQ. 
TOMLINS, F. GUEST, ESQ., SECRETARY. 
WATSON, SIR FREDERICK. 
WRIGHT, THOMAS, ESQ., F.S.A. 
YOUNG, CHARLES M., ESQ. 



INTRODUCTION, 



When, by the kindness of the Rt. Hon. Sir Robert 
Peel, I was appointed to a situation in the Audit Office, 
Somerset House, one pf my first inquiries, unconnected 
with my official duties, was, What old papers there were 
in the place. To this there was a ready reply. I was 
told of Books of Enrolments and of Declared Accounts 
as far back as the reign of Henry VIII. ; but no one 
could tell me of their contents — for few could read 
them ; while some had heard that we were in possession 
of the expenses of building Dover Castle and the Tower 
of London — 

Ye towers of Julius, London's lasting shame— 

signed, it was said, by no less ancient a personage than 
Julius Caesar. Of course I did not confound with these 
very worthy gentlemen, and clever in their way, though 
indifferent antiquaries, honest Sir Julius Caesar, Under- 
Chancellor of the Exchequer in the reigns of Queen 
Elizabeth and King James, with the great historian of 
his own successes, the hero of Pharsalia. 

All this gave no other promise than that the field of 
antiquarian inquiry in the office of the old Auditors of 
the Imprest was still ungleaned, and that, if I was not 
to receive assistance, I was at least to be without a rival. 



yiii INTRODUCTION. 

With the hope of finding entries which might throw 
light on our early literature, I sought permission 
to examine the Books of Enrolment and Declared Ac- 
counts. This I obtained by the great kindness of the 
chairman of the office, Francis Seymour Larpent, Esq. ; 
with full liberty to transcribe what I liked, and to seek 
for what I thought was there, or ought to be there. I 
first went through that portion of the Declared Ac- 
counts in Rolls that bore upon the reigns of Elizabeth 
and James I. ; and which I thought was likely to con- 
tain information illustrative of the literary history of 
those reigns. 

In my first day's search I found three rolls of the 
expenses of Prince Henry ; one excessively curious, and 
of some importance in our literary history. This 
was " The Accompte of the Money Expended by Sir 
David Murray K* as Keaper of the Privie Purse to the 
late Noble Pry nee Henry, Pry nee of Wales, from the 
first of October 1610 to the sixth of November 1612 
(the daye of the decease of the said Prynce) as lykewise 
for certaine paymentes made after the deathe of the 
saide Prynce in the monethes of November and Decem- 
ber 1612." I at once saw that Birch knew nothing of 
this roll, and that it contained entries of payments to 
Michael Drayton, Joshua Sylvester, Inigo Jones, and 
others. 

One of the first payments recorded in this account 
is for : 

THE PRYNCES MASKE. 

Payde to sondrye persons for the chardges of a Maske presented 
by the Prince before the Kinges ma tie on Newyeres day at night 
beinge the first of Januarie 1610. viz. 



INTRODUCTION. IX 

H. xx s. d. 

To Mercers cciiijix viij v 

XX 

Sylkemen cciiijxviij xv vj 

Haberdashers lxxiiij viij viij 

XX 

Embroderers iiijix xvj ix 

Girdelers and others for skarfes, beltes and gloves lxxiiij viij 

Hosyers for silke stockinges, poyntes and rybbons xlix xvj 

Cutler . vij iiij 

Tyrewoman xlij vj 

Taylors cxliij xiij vj 

Shoemaker ...;... vj x 

To Inigoe Jones devyser for the saide Maske . xvj 

XX 

In all M.iiijxij vj x 

" The Prynces Maske " was the work of Ben Jonson 
and Inigo Jones. In Jonson's works it is called " Obe- 
ion, the Fairy Prince ; a Masque of Prince Henry's ;" 
hut at what period it was played at court Mr. Gifford 
vas unable to determine. The above extract sets the 
matter at rest, and confirms Mr. Collier in his conjec- 
ture that the Masque of " Oberon " was performed on 
N^w Year's Day 1610* 

The account seemed to increase in interest as I went 
on, and when I remembered that Sir David Murray 
was himself a poet, I was in expectation that I should 
meet with the name of Shakespeare. The prince 
was a lover of poetry; and not only, says Ben Jon- 
son, $id he honour her with his care, but examined 
with lis own eye and inquired into all her beauties and 
strengths. His name is, moreover, embalmed in the 
verses ?f Ben Jonson, the poet Daniel, Michael Dray- 
ton, Tlomas Heywood, Joshua Sylvester, Bishop Hall, 

* GiffoifTs Jonson, vol. viii. p. 279. — Collier's Annals, vol. i. p. 375. 



X INTRODUCTION. 

Webster, the dramatist, Dr. Donne, Bishop Corbet, 
George Chapman, Cyril Tourneur, Davies of Hereford, 
Browne, the Pastoralist, George Wither, Sir William 
Alexander, and Drummond of Hawthornden. But the 
name of Shakespeare was not there. I, however, found 
enough to add to the honour in which Prince Henry's 
name has been held, and I hope to justify the length of 
the extracts that follow. 

The prince, for his years, seems to have been as great 
a gambler as De Roos, or any of his associates. 

li. s. 

Money lost in play at Tennys, Dyce, Cardes, 

and other sportes as in the prticuler booke 

/kltvkvvvi^o menconinge to and w th whom the same was 

lost . . . . . . . mmvjlxxj mj 

Tennys balles spent by his highnes in his play 

in twoe whole yeares and one monethe . cccxij xiiij 

I find no account of " moneys " won. 
Master Heriot (Jingling Geordie) and his friend 
Davie Ramsay make no mean figure in this account : — 

Jewells bought and made for the prince at seuerall tymes, 

viz. 

li. s. d. 

Jewells geuen for the pryzes at the Barryers* . cccvij 
A rynge w th a fayre dyamonde bought of S r 

John Spylman ...... iiij 

Jewells brought and made by M r Heriott be- 

twene the first of November 1610, and the 

xiiij th of December 1611 .... mlxj x x 

A chayne and tablett withe dyamondes geuen 

to the Duk of Brunswicke ... vjl 

* For these barriers Ben Jonson wrote the introductoryspeeches. 



INTRODUCTION. 

A ringe of nyne pointed dyamondes lost in 
huntinge ...... 

One Cabonett of Ebonye wrought w th siluer 
geuen to the lady Elizabethe for a newe yeres 
guyfte . ... 

One other Cabonett of Ebonye curiouslie 
wrought 



XI 

d: 



Watches three brought of Mr. Ramsay the 
Clockmaker ...... 

To George Heriott for sundry sorts of jewels 
and rings deliuered between 1 st January 1611 
and 30 June 1612 . . 

To George Heriott the princes Jeweller for 
Jewells sold made and deliuered to his high- 
ness from the 26 of June 1612 to the 20* of 
October following, by bill testified by Sir 
David Murray, Knight, and subscribed by 
the saide Heriott. ..... 



l*j 



mccxlvij 



mcxvij xij ix 



Some of the horse, hunting, and hawking expenses, 
are worthy of record. 

li. s. d. 

Horses, viz. — 
A bay stoned horse bought of The Erie of Cum- 

berlandes servaunte ..... xx 

A roane gelding . . . . . . xvj 

A sadle ........ iij 

Ffower horses sent to prynce Jenvile with xxx 11 . 

for transporting them .... cxxx xv 

Twoe horses for the lantgrave of Hesse ., liiij 

One horse for Primerose the page . . xvj 

Hawkes, viz. — 

Twoe fawcons bought of a Duchman . . xvij 

Three hawkes bought by S r Oliuer Cromwell . xxxiij 

One bought of S r Horatio Veres man . . iiij 



Xll 



INTRODUCTION. 



XXX 



X 

V 

xij 

xiiij 

V J 



iiijlxiiij 



xnj 1113 
xxvj 



Xll] x 

xl 



•"J 



X11J 



lv 
viij 



V J 



Houndes bought by M r Pott 

Water dogges, viz. — 
Fower sent to the Marques of Brandenburghe 
Twoe sent to Fflorence 
Fower other greate water dogges . 
Shootingpeces ..... 
Anglinge rodd one .... 

A larkenett ..... 

Powder and shott for byrdinge peces 
Otes for horses at Richmonde 
Reaping of Eagles hawkes houndes spaniells 

and sondrie other dogges . 
Chardges of three Bezar goates 
Huntinge ffees in twoe yeares 
Fferying the houndes in sixe yeares 
Dietinge of horses at Roiston 
Chardges about the dogwaggon 
To M r Pott for careinge of dogges to the Kinge 

of Ffraunce 
Bringinge a horse out of Scottlande from th 

Erie of Marre 

For providing coach horses from beyond the 

seas, and charges for transporting horses out 

of Barbary . . . . . . 

A few of the tilting and incidental expenses are not 
incurious. 
Launces for the prynce w 

ueringe them ...... 

Clubbes xxxvj, balles to them xiiij dozen. Ar- 

rowes headed w th siluer xlij and a velvett 

quyver richelie laced w th golde . 
For boltes and arrowes w th other neccies bought 

by Henrye Weste ..... 
Money payde to Pickeringe the Armorer for 

guildinge one Armo r for the Duk of Bruns- 

wicke and for other woorkes . . . ijjj 



vj X11J lllj 



lx 



vlxxvj 



guildinge and sil- 



ul JiJ 



xxxvj 



V11J 



V J 



y 



INTRODUCTION. 



Xlll 



Makinge of patternes for ffortificacons 
Gloves bought at Oxford and at Woodstocke 
One great Organ bought of M r Hamlet placed 

at S k James ..... 
Vyolles twoe greate .... 
Twoe lutes ..... 

A lute and vyoll w th other neccessaries for a 

singinge boye ..... 
Lutestringes and such like neccies 
For songebookes and pryckinge of songes w th 

a guilded coffer to kepe them 
Mappes and Instrumentes for the princes use 
Wages of the princes Musycons 



it. 
viij 

viij 



s. 

xvj 

X 



clxxvj 
xl 
xxxiij vj viij 



v 
xlvij 

xxxj 

c 

viijv 



XVHj 11 1J 

xiiij 



Two thousand two hundred pounds are well laid out 



m- 



Antiquities of Medall and Coynes* 

Here are the Booke Expenses : — 

To John Bull, Doctor of Musycke for sundry 

sortes of Musicke Bookes 
To Edward Blount, Stationer, for certain books 

by him deliuered towards the furnishinge of 

the princes library at S l James 
For books deliuered into the princes library at 

seueral times between the 29 th of February 

1 608 and his highness deathe 
For books deliuered by the princes comaunde 

for the library at S* Andrews in Scotland 
Bookes and a case to keepe bookes 

The Cockpit expenses are not large :- 

For makinge readie the Cocke pitt fower seuerall 
tymes for playes by the space of fower dayes 
in the month of December 1610 



h. 
mmcc 



cxxij 



xv 



ccclxxx xix vij 



lvij 
xxj 



XVlj mj 
xvj 



lj x viij 



* See Dallaway's Walpole, vol. ii., pp. 47 and 143. 



XIV 



INTRODUCTION. 



For makinge readie the Cockepitt for playes twoe 
severall tymes by the space of ffower dayes in 
the monethes of January and February 1611 

For makeinge readie the Cockepitt for a playe 
by the space of twoe dayes in the month of 
December 1611 ..... 



lxx viij 



"»J 



On the following sum, of jgl3. 6s. 8d., I shall make 
no remark. 

li. s. d. 

To Thomas Wilson the princes Shoemaker dwel- 
ling in the Strande, for keeping a poor boy 
taken up and found at Woodstock, and by 
his highes comaundement committed to the 
same Wilson his keepinge, and that he shall 
take him for an apprentice . . . xiij vj viij 

These extracts will bear testimony to Henry's love 
for the line arts : — 

Pictures, viz. — 

li. s. <1. 

To Phillip Jacob for diuerse pictures for the gal 

lereye at S e James 
Twoe other pictures 
M r Isaake for three pictures 
One greate picture 
Three other pictures 
One greate and two litle pictures 
Vandell Welde [a] Duchman for the pictures o 

xii Emperor s ..... 
One Clase a Duchman for pictures 
Twoe pictures bought of a Duchman 
A litle Duchman for pictures 
Burlymache for the pictures that came from 

Venyce* ...... 



cxxx 

cxxx 

xxxij 

xxxiiij 

xxx 

xl 

X 

lxx 

xi j 

cclx 



111J Vllj XVIJ lllj 



* The name of Philip Burlamachi occurs frequently in the volumi- 
nous and valuable work of Rvmer. He was a merchant in Lon- 



INTRODUCTION. XV 

li. s. d. 

Phillipp Jacob aforesaide for pictures . . x 

xxx"1 Alabaster pictures .... xv x 

To M r Peake for pictures and frames . . xij 

Twoe great pictures of the prince in Armes at 

lengthe sente beyonde the seas ... 1 

Washinge, scowringe and dressing of pictures 

and makinge of frames .... xx iiij 

Fframes for sondrye pictures . . . xxv ij 

Three glasses for a Duchman to drawe the 

prynces picture vij x 

To Abraham Vander Doort gentleman for a pic- 
ture presented by him to the prince by war- 
rant under the privy seal and his acquittance 1 

Martyn Van Benthem for the price of certain 
pictures for the furnishing of the gallery at 
S 4 James ...... xl 

Solomon de Caus* for his pencon at c B p'r 
ann by l'res pattentes due for halfe a yeare 
ended at Mychas 1612 .... 1 

Inigoe Jones, Surveyor of the woorkes for his 
fee at iij s . per diem for one whole yeate 



don, and from his agency for Prince Henry found his way, with 
Inigo Jones, Vanderdort, and others, into the service of the crown. 
I have an account before me of Philip Burlamachi " as His Ma- 
jesty's Agent upon several public employments and occasions," 
between 1622 and 1628, preserving an item and a name meriting 
preservation : — 

" The Accomptaunte is allowed for money paid to Nichas Laneer 
His Ma u Servaunte for Provicon of Pictures in the Partes beyond 
the Seas for his Ma t8 service by Privy Seal and acquittaunce 

m c 

xviij vij 11 . vij s ." 
"Laniere," says Walpole, "had great share in the purchases 
made for the royal Collection." — Artec, by Dallaway, vol. ii., p. 270. 
* Solomon de Caus was drawing-master to Prince Henry. 



xvi INTRODUCTION. 

li. 8, d. 

and a halfe and xl tie dayes begonne the 13 th 
January 1610, and ended at the feast of 
S* Michael the Archaungel 1612 . . lxxxviij ij vj 

Inigoe Jones, Surveyo r of the princes 
woorkes for his fee by Ires pattentes at 
iij 8 . per diem for xxxvij dayes begonne the 
firste of October 1612 and ended the vj th of 
November followinge .... cxj 

To the paymaster of the Woorkes for money 
due to sundry persons for wages materialls 
and other charges of the works at Rich- 
mond, S 1 . James', Woodstocke, and other 
places as appeareath by monthly books sub- 
scribed by Inigoe Jones and Francis Carter, 
Officers of the Works and Moun sr de Caus mm viij xxviij x 

To Abraham Vander Dorte a drawer of pic- 
tures pension at l 11 . per ann : . 1 

Of the " Rewardes geven at Chris teninges," 

gr "Will™ Alexander Knight his child, viz to the nurse 

and Midwiefe iiij 11 ., and for plate geven there xj 11 . xj s . 

In all xv xj 

The Erie of Argyles childe viz to the Nurse and myd- 

wiefe vj 11 . and for plate geven there xlj 1 '. xij R . vj d . 

In all ........ xlvij xij vj 

In the List of " Guyftes and Rewardes," the names 
of Owen, Cotgrave, and Coryatt occur. 



Inigoe Jones the Princes Surveyo r .... 


li. 8. 

XXX 


Moun r du Caus ........ 


clvij 


M r Owen the latyne poett 


XXX 


M r Coryatt* 


X 


Rowland Cotgrave presentinge a dictionarye . 


X 


A Duche graver sent for ..... 


xiij iiij 



* Tom Coryatt, whose very name calls up a smile. 



INTRODUCTION. 



XVll 



A Ducheman presentinge a law booke 

One that presented a great dictionarye . 

Duchemen which came from Rotterdam for Buyldinges 

James Murrey a shippwrighte 

A Ffrencheman that made the frontispece of the Byble 

Twoe Ffrenchemen that made sylke 

M r Ramsey the Clockemaker 

The Antidoteman 

A Grecyan strawnger ..... 
Ffrenche musycons ..... 
A Ffrencheman w th balownes and other thinges 
Counte Maury ce his Armorer 
An Italian Jugler ...:,. 
Jockye of Hampton Courte .... 
Redd Andrew 



xv 

XX 

XXXV 

XXV 

X 

xvj 

X J 

clx 
xv 



XX 

xi J 

xi J ij 

XXX 

xij 



Among the " Anuyties and Pencons, " there are 
three highly honourable to the Prince. 

li. 

M* 8 Primerose nurse to the prince at xxx li . pr ann. for twoe 

yeares .......... lx 

M r Silvester* at xx 11 . p r ann. for the same tyme xl 

M r Draytonf a poett for one yeare x 



* Joshua Sylvester, the poet, who lamented his youthful patron in 
a funeral elegie overlaid with black, and faced with the fantastic title 
of LachrymcB Lachrymarvm, or the Distillation of Teares shedefor the 
vntymely Death of the Incomparable Prince Panaretus : 

" This Losse (alas !) which vnto all belongs. 



But more then most, to Mee, that had no Prop 
But Henry's Hand, and, but in Him, no hope. 

f To Prince Henry the • golden mouthed' Drayton consecrates his 
Polyolbion, as a return (and it is a noble one) for his royal influ- 
ence on his distressed fortunes. Michael Drayton has a complimentary 
sonnet to his kinde friend Da Murray. 

b 



XVlll % INTRODUCTION. 

Henry died in November, 1612, and the pensions for 
the year commencing Michaelmas 1612 were recom- 
mended for payment, to the Lord Privy Seal and the 
Chancellor of the Exchequer, by the heads of the Prince's 
Household and the Auditors of the Accounts. 

Also wee humbly offer unto yo r honorable lo. pleasure and conside- 
racon the names of sondrye prsons hereunder menconed whoe by the 
comaundem* of the late prince w th out anie graunte in wrytinge were 
allowed yerelie somes by way of Anuyties or pencons, out of the 
privie purse of the said late prince, viz : Joshua Siluester poett xx 11 . 
M r . Drayton a poet x u . M r . Owen a poet xx 1 '. M IS . Bruce a weaninge 
nurse to the prince x 11 ., the wiefe of Doct r Martyn xiij 11 . vj 8 . viij d ., 
two gentlemen both called James Murray xx 11 ., Nicholls late keper 
of S 1 . James' parke xiij h . vj s . viij d ., Davies housekeeper of Wood- 
stock discharged x' 1 ., Harrys, Wardrober at Woodstock discharged 
x"., and Astanio an Italian preacher x". Makinge in all 

cxxxvj' 1 . xiij 9 . iiij . by the yeare. 

D. Murray. Fra : Goston. 

Tho : Chaloner Ri : Sutton. 

A. Newton. Rich : Connock. 
J. Holies. 

Mr. Collier has valued the money of the reigns of 
Elizabeth and James at five times its present value. 

I was next attracted to the Privy Purse Expenditure 
of the Prince's father, where I met with an item or two 
deserving preservation. 

Vyolles, viz one Sett for the Kinge xl u . one other Sett and a base- 
vyoll for the Pry nee xxxij 1 '. lxxij 11 . 

Hawkes four pere at lx 8 . the pere xij". 

Sweete bagges for the Kynges lynnen and sweete water and pow- 
der for the bedchamber xxxvj". xiiij". viij d . 

Necessaryes provyded and bought by y e gromeporter for the privie 



INTRODUCTION. XIX 

chamber, and chamber of presence, w lh flowers and boughes at sondry 

XX 

tymes in the progresse tyme iiij xv". iiij 8 . viij d . 

A canvas pallette for the kinges bedd ij u . x s . 

Strawe for the Kinges bedd xij". xv 9 . 

Money deliuered to the Kinges Ma u owne handes and by his 
highnes lost at playe on the Twelfth day 1603. vj u . 

Also allowed to the sayde Accomptaunte for money by him dis- 
bursed and payde by comaundem 1 of the Kinges Ma tie to dyverse and 
sondrye p'rsons aswell Englishe and Scottes as Straungers by way 

m c 

of Guyftes and Rewardes xviij vij lxviij". x\ 

The Deane of the Chappell in gold for p'rsons to be towched for 
the Kinges euill ccij". x". 

The Knighte Marshall for sendinge away ydle and loyteringe 
p'rsons from the Courte xxviij 8 . 

Whenever the book of ' Guyftes and Rewardes ' shall 
be discovered, it is but fair to suppose we shall meet 
with the name of Shakespeare. The last item re- 
fers to men like Richie Moniplies, and his noble 
master. 

I now turned to the Books of Enrolment and found a 
few documents about the Revels and our old play- 
wrights that had escaped the researches of Malone, of 
Chalmers, and even of Mr. Collier. Here I discovered a 
warrant from Queen Elizabeth to pay to Thomas Pres- 
ton, " o'r Sckoler," a pension of twenty pounds by the 
year. This I saw was no other than King Cambyses 
Preston, " who acted so admirably well," says Oldys, 
" in the tragedy of Dido, before Queen Elizabeth, when 
she was entertained at Cambridge in 1564, and did so 
genteelly and gracefully dispute before her, that she 

b 2 



xx INTRODUCTION. 

gave him 20 11 - per ann. for so doing."* I copy the war- 
rant to add my testimony to the general accuracy of 

Oldys : 

[Audit Office Enrolments, vol. i., p. 86.] 
Elizabeth R. By the Quene. 

Trustie and welbeloued we greate you well wheras for the better 
enterteignment of o'r Sckoler Thomas Preston we haue graunted unto 
him A pencon of twenty poundes by yere paiable at yo r handes during 
o'r pleasuer — Our Will and comaun dement is that of o'r Money and 
Treasoure remayninge and to remayne in yo r chardge and custodie ye 
content and paie the saide pencon of twentye poundes by yere duringe 
o'r pleasuer at twoo usuall termes by equall porcons wherof the firste 
payment to begyne at the feaste of S*. Michaell tharchaengell laste 
paste. And theis o'r Ires' shalbe yo'r sufficient warr* and dis- 
charge in that behalfe. Geven under o'r Signet at o'r Mannor of 
S fc . James' the xviij th of October the Sixte yere of oure Reigne. 
To oure trustie and welbeloued suante Ex. p r . Honynge. 

John Tamworthe Esquier Keper of 

o'r prie pursse and to the Kep r of 

the same for the tyme beinge. 

This, though of a later date, is far from devoid of in- 
terest. 

{Audit Office Enrolments, 1660-1673, p. 707.] 

These are to pray and require you to pay or cause to be paid unto 
Pelham Humphryes Master of the Children of His Ma' 8 Chapel 
Royal the sum of Thirty Pounds by the year during His Ma ts Plea- 
sure for keeping of Thomas Heywood late a Child of the Chapel 
whose voice is changed and is gone from the Chapel &c. To 
commence from the 25th day of December last past 1672. And 
this shall be your Warrant given under my hand this 12th day of 
April 1673 In the 25th year &c. 

To S r Edward Griffin SK Alban. 

Kn 4 Trea r of His M u Chamber. 

The Heywoods for a century and a half were con- 

* MS. Notes on Langbaine. 



INTRODUCTION. xxi 

nected with the stage. This is the last-remembered of 
the name, and I see little to discountenance the suppo- 
sition that he was a scion of the stock of Thomas Hey- 
w r ood, the most prolific writer of his age, and one of the 
best and most successful. 

The warrants and orders that follow throw a little 
light on the rewards received by the masters and yeomen 
of the revels. Some are from the originals, others from 
official copies, and all are curious. 

[Enrolments, vol. ii., p. 108.] 
After Our hearty Commendations — Whereas William Hunning 
and Edward Kyrkham Officers of the Revells are by these Lettres 
patent under the great Seale of England to have the use of such houses 
and lodgings as anciently did belong to either of their places, And 
whereas upon his Mat s gift of the house of S*. Johns to the Lord 
Aubigny they have been dispossessed of the houses and lodgings 
formerly appointed to their offices, and by means thereof are forced 
to provide themselves of others at a yearly rent untill some other 
places shall be assigned to them for that purpose, and thereupon have 
been suitors unto us for some such allowaunce in regard of their said 
houses and lodgings as we in Our discretion should think meet and 
convenient for them : These are therefore to will and require you to 
allow unto either of them fifteen pounds by the year in the Accounts 
of the Master of the Revells to be yearly passed before you in respect 
of their said houses and lodgings so taken from them as aforesaid by 
his Mat 8 said Grant to the lord Aubigny and according to the same 
rates of fifteen pounds by year to either of them to make allowance 
unto them for two whole years ended at the feast of All Saints now 
last past, and the same to continue hereafter until they shall be 
otherwise provided for by His Highness. And this shall be your 
Warrant and Discharge in that behalf, from Whitehall the 10 th of 
November 1610. 

your very loving friends, 

R. Salisbury 
To Our Loving Friends Francis Goston Jul. Casar. 

and Richard Sutton Esquires, Audi- 
tors of the Trests 



XXll INTRODUCTION. 

[From the Original.*'] 

After O r hartie comendacons. Whereas heretofore you had had 
Warrant to allow unto S r . George Buck k*., Master of his Mat 8 Re- 
vells upon his yearely accompt, the somrae of Thirty pounds towards 
the charge and rent of a house as well for the office, as for his owne 
dwelling, the house of S*. Johns where the same was formerly kept, 
being otherwise disposed of by his Ma tie . And forasmuch as we 
understand, that the said S r George Buck, having provided a con- 
venient house for that service, doth pay for the same, twenty pounds 
a yeare, more than his former allowance. We doe therefore hereby 
require you to allow unto him upon his next accompt, the somme of 
Fortie pounds for the surcrease and arrere of two yeares rent ended 
at Michelmas last; and also, to allow him twenty pounds a yeare, 
over and above the Thirty pounds before menconed, untill such time, 
as you shall have direction for the contrary, or that his Ma" e . shalbe 
pleased to appoint some other place where the said office of Revells 
shalbe kept. And for so doing, this shalbe yo r Warrant. From 
Whitehall the 19 th of December 1612. 

yo r loving f reinds 

H. Northampton. T. Suffolke. 

E. Zouche. E. Wotton. 

Jul. Caesar. 
To O r loving freinds Francis Goston 

and Richard Sutton Esq 1-8 , his Ma t8 

Auditors for the Imprest. 



[Enrolments, vol. vi., p. 131.] 
After my hearty comendacone whereas upon his Ma ts Graunte of 
the house of S l . Johns unto the Lord Obigny there was order giuen 
for Allowance of fifty pounds by the yeare to bee made unto S r George 
Bucke Kn*. dec d . Master of His Ma ts Revells to provide himselfe of 
a convenient howse and office to bee paid in his Accompts to bee 



* The official and contemporary copy of this document differs alto- 
gether in its spelling from the original. Nothing can shew the un- 
settled nature of our orthography at that time better than this very 
trivial circumstance. 



INTRODUCTION. XXlll 

yearely passed before you, as by warrants to you in that behalfe doth 

appeare. And for asmuch as S r John Ashley Kn e . succeeding in the 

place of S r George Bucke doth as yet provide himselfe of a howse 

and office at a yearely rent untill some other place shalbee assigned 

unto him for that purpose and thereupon hath beene an humble suitor 

unto mee for such allowance as hath been formerly allowed to his 

predecessors these are therefore to will and require you to allow unto 

him the sume of fifty pounds by the yeare in his Accompts to bee 

passed before you for two whole yeares ending at the feast of All 

Saints last past. And the same to continue yearely hereafter untill 

hee shalbee otherwise provided for by his Ma tie . Whitehall this last 

of June 1624. 

Yo r loueing freind 

Rich : Weston. 
To my very loving freinds the Aud rB 

of his Ma t9 Imprests. 



[Enrolments, vol. ill. , p. 750.] 

After my very hartie commendacons. Whereas the Master and 
Officers of the Revells, were commaunded by his Ma ty to beginne 
theire Attendaunce yearely at the feast of S fc . Michaell the Arch- 
aungell which is above a moneth before their usuall tyme of way ting 
and demaund allowaunce for three late yeares begining the last of 
September 1 630 and ending the last of October 1 632 a moneth sooner 
than their ordinary tyme of attendaunce. Theis are therefore to 
pray and require you that for every yeare within the said tyme you 
give allowaunce to the Master of eight shillings per diem which 
cometh to twelve pounds. To the Clark Comptroller, Clerk and 
Yeoman, three pounds sixe shillings and eight pence a yeere which 
comes to tenne poundes, and to the Groome one pound thirteene 
shillings fower pence yearely and to contynue the same from tyme 
to tyme yearely untill you have warraunt to the contrary. And for 
so doing this shalbe your warraunte. Whitehall the xiith of Feb y 
1636. 



To my very loving friends the Auditors 
of his Mat 8 . Imprest or any of them 
whome it may concerne. 



Pembroke Mountgomerie. 



XXIV INTRODUCTION. 

[From the Original,'] 

Wheras by virtue of his Ma u Letters Patent bearing date the 1 6th 
of June 1625 made and graunted in confirmation of diuers Warrants 
and priuy Seales unto you formerly directed in the time of o T late 
Soueraigne Lord King James, you are Authorized (amongst other 
things) to make payment for Playes acted before his Ma tie : Theis 
are to pray and require you out of his Ma tg Treasure in your charge 
to pay or cause to bee payd unto John Lowen and Joseph Taylor or 
either of them for themselves and the rest of the Company of his 
Ma ts Players the summe of Two hundred and tenne pounds (beeing 
after the usuall and accustomed rate of Tenne pounds for each play) 
for One and Twenty Playes by them acted before his Ma ty at Hamp- 
ton Court and elsewhere within the space of a yeere ended in Febru- 
ary last : And that you likewise pay unto them the summe of Thirtye 
pounds more for their paynes in studying and acting the new Play 
sent from Oxford called The Royall Slaue which in all amounteth to 
the summe of Two Hundred and Forty Pounds : And thus together 
w ,h their Acquittance for the Receipt therof shall bee your Warr 1 . 
Whitehall the 12th of March 1636. 

Pembroke and Montgomery. 

To S r William Uvedale Kn*. 

Tr'er of His Mats Chamber. 



[From the Original.'] 

Playes acted before the Kinge and Queene 

this present yeare of the Lord 1636. 

1. Easter munday at the Cockpitt the firste parte of Arviragus.* 

2. Easter tuesday at the Cockpitt the second parte of Arviragus. 

3. The 4th of Aprill at the Cockpitt the Silent Woman. 

4. The 5th of May at the Blackfryers for the Queene and the 
prince Elector — Alfonso. f 

5. The 17th of November at Hampton Courte the Coxcombe. 

6. The 19th of November at Hampton Court Beggers bush 

7 . The 29th of November at Hampton Court the Maides Tragedie 



By Lodowick Carlell. f By Chapman. 









INTRODUCTION. XXV 

8. The 6th of December at Hampton Court the Loyall Subiect. 

9. The 8th of December at Hampton Court the Moore of Venice 

10. The 16th of December at Hampton Court Loues Pilgrimage 

11. S*. Stephen's day at Hampton Court the first pte of Arviragus. 

12. S l . Johns day at Hampton Court the second parte of Arviragus. 

13. The first day of January at Hampton Court Loue and Honor.* 

14. The 5th of January at Hampton Court the Elder Brother. 

15. The 10th of January at Hampton Court the Kinge and Noe 
Kinge 

16. The 12th of January the new playe from Oxford the Roy all 
Slave.f 

17. The 17th of January at Hampton Court — Rollo 

18. The 24th of January at Hampton Court — Hamlett. 

19. The 31st of January at S l . James* the tragedie of Caesar 

20. The 9th of February at S l . James' the Wife for a Moneth. 

21. The 16th of February at S l . James' the Governour. 

22. The 21st of February at S l . James' Philaster. 



[From the Original."] 
After my very harty Commendacones — Wheras the Officers of the 
Revells haue by my commands attended at Hampton Court about his 
Ma't 8 Service these Three last yeares beginning the last of October 
1632 and ending the last of October 1635 a month sooner than their 
ordinary time of Attendance — Theis are therefore to pray and re- 
quire you That for euery yeere within the sayd time you giue Allow- 
ance to the M r . of Eight Shillings pr diem which cometh to Twelue 
pounds : To the Clarke Comptroller, Clarke Yeoman Three pounds 
six shillings and eight pence a peece which cometh to Tenne pounds : 
To the Groome One pound thirteene shillings and fower pence which 
cometh in all to Twenty three pounds thirteene shillings and fower 
pence yeerly. And for so doeing This shall bee your Warrant. 
Whitehall the 25th of May 1636. 

To my very loueing friends the Pembroke and Montgomery. 

Auditors of his Ma ts Imprest, 
or any of them, whome it may 
concerne. 






* By Davenant. f By Cartwright. 



XXvi INTRODUCTION. 

[Enrolments, vol. i. p. 131.] 
After my hearty Comendacone forasmuch as upon consideracon of 
the warrant of S r Rich d Weston Kn*. Chancellor and Under Threa'r 
of the Exchequer to the late King James whereof the within written 
is a true Copy : And on perusall of the Accompts of the office of his 
Ma u Revells for severall yeares ended in the yeare 1638 being the last 
Accompts of that office passed in the time of the late king Charles, It 
appeares unto mee that the Allowance of fifty pounds p r ann : in the 
said warr* menconed to bee allowed for the rent of a house to be pro- 
vided for the said office was continued : And there being applicacon 
made unto mee by S r Henry Herbert Kn't now Ma r of his Ma ts Re- 
vells for the like Allowance to bee made unto him, there being as yet 
noe house otherwise provided for that purpose. These are therefore 
to will and authorize you to make unto the said S r Henry Herbert from 
time to time the like allowance upon his Acc ts of the said Office in such 
manner as the same hath beene formerly made, untill there shalbee a 
house otherwise provided for the said service. Dated March the 8th 
1606. 

Ashley. 
To my Loueing freinds His Ma" 

Auditors of the Imprests. 



[Enrolments t vol. i., p. 132.] 

After my hearty comendacone : Whereas the Master and the offi- 
cers of the Revells were comanded by his Ma ty to begin theire atten- 
dance yearely at the feast of S l . Michaell the Archangell which is 
aboue a moneth before theire usuall time of waiteing and demand 
Allowance for sixe late yeares beginning y e last of October 1660 and 
ending the last of October 1666. a moneth sooner than theire ordi- 
nary time of attendance : These are therefore to pray and require 
you, that for every yeare within the said time you give Allowance to 
the Master of Eight Shillings p. diem which comes to twenty foure 
pounds : To the Clerke- Comptroller, Clerke, and Yeoman, Sixe 
poundes thirteene shillings and foure pence a piece which comes to 
Twenty pounds, and to the Groome one pound thirteene shillings 
and fourpence yearely and to continue the same from time to time 



INTRODUCTION. XXV11 

vearely untill you have warrant to the contrary. And for soe doing 

this shalbee yo r warrant. Giuen under ray hand this viij th day of 

March 1 666, in the xix th yeare of his M ts Raigne. 

E. Manchester. 
To my very loueing freinds The Aud" 

of his M ts Imprests. 

The extracts that follow are derived from the original 
Office Books of the Treasurers of the Chamber during a 
part of the reign of Queen Elizabeth. It is to be re- 
gretted that the set is very incomplete, while it is right 
to add that a few of the payments for Plays were printed 
before by Chalmers, from the Registers of the Privy 
Council. 

Payde to Rychard Juggo the Q Ma* 3 prynter upon her warrunt 
dated at Grenewich the xxij of July A ij° for certeyn bookes by him 
deluired to those of the Chappell viz for one Byble of the greate 
vollume xxyj 8 . viij d . for two lesser Bybles xl 8 . 

Payde upon the Councelles L're dated at Westm 1 " the xxj daye of 
Januarye 1 560 to the L. Robert Duddeleys playors in way of the Q. 
reward vj". xiij 8 . iiij d . And to Sebastyan Westcott M r of the Chil- 
dren of Polls vj". xiij 8 . iiij d . for playing in Christmas before her grace 
in all xiij". vj 8 . viij d . 

Payde upon the Couhsell's Warraunt dated at Westm r the ix th daye 
of March 1561 to Sebastyan Westcot M r of the children of Polls for d ||^ 
an Entrelude played before the Q. Ma tie vj 11 * xiij 8 . iiij d . 

Payde to thentrelude players* viz to John Browne, Edmond 
Stroodewycke, John Smyth and William Reading euery of them at 
iij H . vj 8 . viij d . per Ann and xxiij 8 . iiij d . for their Lyuery Cotes yerely 
to bee payde quarterly dew unto them for one hole yeare ending at 
Mychas An iiij°. xviij". 



* These names are not in Mr. Collier's Annals. Smith was the 
longest liver, and, as their places were never filled up, they may be 
looked upon as the last of the Court Interlude Players. 



XXviii INTRODUCTION. 

Payde to John Bapta Castiglion grome of the preuy Chamber upon 
the Q. Ma ts warraunt dated at Westm r the xxviij th of March A iiij° 
to bee by him deliured over in way of the Queenes Ma ts reward to 
Alphonso Ferrabosco Italion Musicon the some of xx h . 

Payde to Alphonso Ferrabosco Italyon upon the Q. Ma u Warraunt 
dorm dated at Greenwich the xvj th of June A° iiij for his Annuytie 
of C marks per ann. payable q'rly during pleasure dew for halfe a 
yere ending at Mychas A iiij° xxxiij". vj\ viij d . 



Payde upon the Q. Ma u Warraunt dated at Windesor Castle the 
xxviij th of August 1563 To S r Wylliam Cecill knight, principall 
Secretarye to bee by him deliuered by waye of her Ma ts reward to a 
frenchman that brought certeyn books to the Q. Ma tie from one 
Ronsard a Poet the some of xl french crownes amounting in currant 
money to xij\ 

Payde to the Earle of War wicks players by vertue of the Councells 
Warr dated at Westm r the xviij th of January 1564 by waye of her 
Ma ts rewarde for ij playes by them played and presented before her 
highnes this Christmas the some of xiij 11 . vj 8 . viij d . 

Payde uppon the Councells L're dated at Westm r the xviij th of 
January 1564 to Sebastian Westcot M r of the children of Pools for 
a playe presented by him before the Q. Ma tie the Christmas A° vij° 

vj h . xiij 8 . iiij d . 

Payd upon the Councells Warrant dated at Westm the ix th of 
Marche 1564 to Sebastian Westcot M r of the children of Polls for 
presenting a play before the Q. Ma tie on Candelmas day last past by 
waye of her highnes Rewarde vj u . xiij 8 . iiij d . 

Payde upon the Counsells Warrant dated at Westm r the x th of 
January 1562 to the players of the Lorde Robt Duddeley and to the 
M of the children of Polls for playing before the Quenes Ma tie in 
Christmas. xiii 11 



::;d 



xiij". vj". vnj 



Paid upon A bill signed by the lorde Chamberlayne To Willm 
Hunys M r of the Children of her M u Chappell for xx Ue queares and a 
half of paper royall at ij 8 . the quere xlj s . and for byndinge the same 



INTRODUCTION. xxix 

into xvij books -whereof xiiij at ij s . yj d . the peece and thre at xx d . the 
peece xl". And for writinge and prickinge ccx sheets in the said xvij 
books at xij d . the sheete x li . x 8 . In all by her Ma t9 especiall order 
declared by the said bill xv". xj 8 . yj d . 

Payde upon a Bill subscribed by M r Secretarye dated at Hampton 
Courte the xix th of December 1568 To Nicholas Delatower a Greeke 
borne w ch broughte unto the Quenes Ma tie certayne Ires and pre- 
sented unto her Ma de certayne Bookes w ch he hadd written in Greeke 
by waye of her Ma ts rewarde the some of xij u . vj 8 . viij d . 

Payde upon the Counsayles Warrante dated at Hampton Courte 
the xxviij th of December 1568 To the Lord Riches playors by waye 
&c for presenting of a playe before her highnes on S* Stevens daye 
at night laste paste vj". xiij 8 . iiij d . 

Payde to Sabastyan Westcott M r of the Childeren of Powles by 
waye of &c for presentinge a playe before her highnes on New yeres 
day at night 1568 vj H . xiij 8 . iiij d . 

Payde upon the Counsayles warrante dated at Westm r the xxv th of 
Februarye 1568 To Richarde Farrant Scole M r to the Childeren of 
Wyndsor for presenting a playe before the Quenes M tie on Shrove 
Tewsdaye at nyght laste paste by way of &c vj 11 . xiij 8 . iiij d . 

Payde upon the Counsayles Warrante dated at Windsor the ij of 
Januarye 1569 To Richarde Ferrante Scolem r to the Childeren of 
Wyndsor by waye of &c for presentinge a playe before her highnes 
this Christmas upon S e Johns daye at nighte laste paste 

vj u . xiij 8 . iiij d . 

Payde upon the Counsayles Warrante dated at Wyndsor vij° Janu- 
ary 1569 To Willm Hunnys M r of the Childeren of her Ma te Chap- 
pell by waye of her M u rewarde for presentinge a Playe before her 
Ma lie on Twelfe daye at nyghte laste paste vj 11 . xiij 8 . iiij d . 

Payde upon the Counsayles warrante dated at Hampton Courte the 
vij tb daye of Februarye 1569 To the Lord Riches playors for pre- 
sentinge of a Playe before the Quenes Ma tie on Shroue Sondaye at 
nyghte laste paste by waye of &c vj 11 . xiij 8 . iiij d . 



XXX INTRODUCTION. 

Payde upon a bill signed by M r Secretarye dated at Wyndsor xviij 
Octobris 1569 To Edmonde Spencer* that broughte Ires to the 
Quenes Ma tie from Sir Henrye Norrys knighte her Ma t8 Embassador 
in Fraunce beinge then at Towars in the sayde Realrae, for his 
charges the some of vj H . xiij s . iiij d . over and besydes ix u . prested to 
hym by Sir Henrye Norrys vj 11 . xiij 8 . iiij d . 

Payd upon the Counsayles warr 1 dated at Wyndsor the xxviij th of 
November 1569 To Roger Ascham by way of the Quenes Ma' 9 rewarde 
being sente into the northe abowte her highnes affayres the some of 

inf. 

Paid upon the Counsaills warrante dated ix° Januar 1574 To Therle 
of Leicesters players for presentinge of a playe before her heighnes 
upon Sancte Stephens daie last past x 11 . 

Paid upon the Counsaills warrante dated ix° Januarij 1 574 To 
Therle of Leicester his players for presentinge a playe before her 
Ma tie upon newyeres day at nighte last past. vj." xiij 8 . iiij d . 

Paid upon the Counsaills Warrante dated xj° Januarij 1574 To 
the L. Clintons players by waye of &c. for presentinge a playe before 
her highnes upon S* Johns day last vj h . xiij 8 . iiij d . and for present- 
inge a playe before her Ma tie upon Sonday being the second of 
Januar 1574 vj 11 . xiij 8 . iiij d . 

Paid upon the Counsaill Warr* dated at Hampton Courte the 



* Spenser, the poet, was entered a sizer of Pembroke Hall, Cam- 
bridge, on the 20th May, 1569, five months before the date of the 
Council's Warrant. As this is the only mention I have found of an 
Edmund Spencer in the different books of account that I have gone 
through of the reign of Elizabeth, the name is not a common one, 
and I confess an inclination to believe that I have here discovered 
a notice of our great poet, who is, after Shakespeare, the most 
interesting name in the Elizabethan series, and of whom we know 
even less than we do of Shakespeare : — " How little's that!" 

There is no difficulty, I presume, in supposing that the poet went 
abroad in a Cambridge vacation, and returned, carrying letters to the 
court from Sir Henry Norrys. 



INTRODUCTION. XXXI 

xxiij d Januar 1574 to Richard Farrante M r of the Children of the 
Chappell of Windsor for presentinge a play before her Ma tie upon 
Twelfe Nighte last paste xiij 11 . vj 9 . "viij d . 



Paide upon the Counsaills Warrante dated xvj Feb. 1574 To 
Sebastian Westecote M r of the Children of Powles for presentinge 
a playe before her Ma tie on Candlemes day at night last past 

xiij 11 . vj s . viij d . 

Paid upon the Counsaills Warrante dated at Richmond xvj Febr 
1574 To therle of Warwicks players by way of her heighnes rewarde 
for presentinge a playe before her Ma tle on Shrovemonday last 
past x 11 . 

Paid upon the Counsailes Warrante dated at Richeraond xvj Febr 
1574 To Willm Hunys M r of the Children of her Ma ts Chappie the 
some of xx Ue m'ks as her M u guifte for presentinge a playe before 
her heighnes upon Shrovesondaye last past xiij". vj 8 . viij' 1 . 

Paid uppon a warrant signed by M r Secretaire Walsingham dated 
at Hampton Court xxj° Novembr 1576 to George Gascoigne gent* 
for bringinge of Lr'es in post for her Ma liC8 affaires frome Andwarpe 
to Hampton Courte. xx u . 

Paid uppon a warrant signed by M r Secretarie Walsingham dated 
at Hampton Courte 16 January 1576 To Thomas Churcheyarde gent 
for carying of Lres in post for her Ma tics affaires to M r Edward Horsey 
and M r doctor Wilson in the Lowe Contries thone beinge at Marshe 
in Luxemburghe and the other at Bruxells or els where xviij 11 . 

Paid to Thomas Churcheyarde uppon a Warrante signed by M r 
Secretarie Walsingham dated at Whitehall ij° Aprilis 1577 for bring- 
inge of L'res in post for her Ma t8 affaires from M r doctor Wilson 



* The poet, who died at Stamford on the 7th of October, 1577. 
In one of Gascoigne's MSS. in the Museum, he says : " Such Italian 
as I have learned in London, and such Latin as I forgatt att Canta- 
bridge, such Frenche as I borrowed in Holland, and such English as 
I stale in Westmerland, even such and no better have I here poured 
forth." 



XXX11 INTRODUCTION. 

presentlie for the like affaires in the Lowe Contries he beinge then 
at Bruxells to the Courte at Whitehall xij". 

Paid to Lawrance Dutton and John Dutton her Ma t8 players and 
their Companie upon the Counsells Warr of 7 March 1590 for fower 
seuerall Enterludes or playes shewed and presented before her Ma tie 
at the Courte on S fc Steuens day, the Sonday after Newyeres daye 
Twelueth day and Shroue Sondaye last xxvj". xiij s . iiij d . and by waie 
of her Ma ts further liberalise and rewarde for the said Enterludes 
xiij u . vj s . viij d . xl 1! . 

Paid to John Laneham and his company her Ma ts players * upon 
the Counsells Warr* dated 7 March 1590 for shewinge and present- 
inge one Enterlude or playe before her Ma tIe on Newe yeres day last 
past the some of vj". xiij*. iiij d . And by way of her Ma ts further libe- 
ralise and reward for the said playe the some of lxvj 8 . viij d . in all x 11 . 

Paid to John Heming and Thomas Pope f servaunts unto the Lo 
Chamberlein uppon the Councells Warrant dated at the Courte at 
Nonesuch ij° die Octobrs 1599 for three interludes or playes played 
before her Ma 0e on S* Stephens daye at night, Newyears daye at 
night, and Shroutewsday at night last past y e some of xx". and to 
them more by waye of her Ma t8 rewarde y e some of x u . In all xxx 11 . 

Paid to John Heming servaunt to the Lo Chamberlein uppon the 
Councells Warrant dated at the Courte at Richmond 17 Febr 1599 



* It is evident from this and the former entry, that there were 
two distinct companies of " her Ma ties poor Players." Laneham had 
been one of Lord Leicester's servants ; the Duttons were among 
Lord Warwick's servants. 

f In 1596, the order in which the servants of the Lord Chamberlain 
are named is as follows : Pope, Burbage, Hemings, Philips, Shake- 
speare — in May 1603, Fletcher, Shakespeare, Burbage, Phillips, 
Hemings, Condell, Sly, Armyn, and Cowley. Pope had previously 
retired, and, as he died in 1603, Shakespeare (to try and account for 
his position), may haye bought his share. Fletcher died in 1608, 
leaving Shakespeare, in all likelihood, at the head of the company. 
Collier (i. 319) supposes that Hemings was at the head of the company 
in 1600. I believe that he was never at the head, but that he acted 
throughout as treasurer* 



INTRODUCTION. XXX111 

for three interludes or playes played before her Ma tie on S* Stephens 
daye at night, Twelfdaye at night and Shrouesonday at night last 
past xxx 11 . 

To Robert Shaw servaunt to therle of Nottingham upon the 
Councells Warraunt dated at the Courte at Richmond 18 Febr 1599 
for Twoe Enterludes or Playes playd before her Ma tie on S e . Johnes 
daye at night and Newyeares daye at night last xx h . 

To John Heminge and Thomas Pope servaunts unto the Lord 
Chamberleyne upon the Councells Warraunt dated at the Court at 
Nonesuch 2 October 1 599 for three Enterludes or Playes played be- 
fore her Ma 1 * 5 upon S* Stevens day at night, Newyeares day at night, 
and Shrouetewsday at night last past xx 11 . and to them more by waye 
of her Ma ts reward x li . In all xxx 11 . 

To John Hemynges and Richard Cowley servauntes to the lord 
Chamberleyne upon the Councells Warr* dated at Whitehall 31 
March 1601 for three playes showed before her highnes on S* Ste- 
phens day at night, Twelfth day at night and Shrovetuesday at 
night xxx 11 . 

To Edwarde Allen servante to the Lord Admyrall upon the Coun- 
cells Warraunte dated at Whitehall 31st March 1601 for three playes 
shewed before her Ma Ue viz On Innocents day at night, Twelfth day 
at night, and Candelmas day at night last paste* xxx 11 . 

To Nathaniell Gyles M r of the Children of the Chappell uppon the 
Councells Warraunte dated at Whitehall 4 May 1601 for a play pre- 
sented before her Ma tic on Shrouesondaye at night x H . and for a 
showe w th musycke and speciall songes prepared for y e purpose on 
Twelfth day at night c s . in all xv". 



* In Henslowe's Diary is the following entry : n Rec. of M. E. 
Alleyn, the 4 of Maye 1601, the somme of twenty eight pounds and 
ten shillings, which he received at the Corte for ther Cort money for 
playing ther at Cryssmas, which was dewe unto the Earle of Noting- 
hames players, 281. 10s." — Collier s Annals, i., 319. The difference 
may have been paid by Alleyn for fees, or retained as his own share. 

C 



XXXIV INTRODUCTION. 

To John Hemynges and the rest of his Companies servaunts to the 
lorde Chamberleyne uppon the Councells Warraunte dated at White- 
hall the xxth of Aprill 1603 for their paines and expences in present- 
inge before the late Queenes Ma Ue twoe playes the one uppon S* Ste- 
phens day at nighte and thother upon Candlemas day at night for 
ech of which they were allowed by way of her Ma ts rewarde tenne 
poundes amounting in all to xx '. 

To Edwarde Allen serrvaunte to the lorde Admyrall and the rest 
of his Companie upon the Councells warraunte dated at Whitehall 
22nd April 1603 for their paynes and expences in presentinge before 
her late Ma tie three severall playes viz upon S* Johns day at night, 

Shrouesonday at night and at nighte last before the date 

aforesaide after x". for ech play by way of her highnes rewarde as 
hath bene accostomed xxx . 

Nothing can paint King James's love for stage per- 
formances and the drama in general better or more ho- 
nourably than the following extracts, which are wholly 
new to our dramatic history. I have interspersed seve- 
ral other payments from the same accounts (Treas: of the 
Chamber), which I hope mingle not inappropriately with 
the stage illustrations. The new king saw Rye times as 
many plays in a year as Queen Elizabeth was accus- 
tomed to see. 

To John Hemyngs one of his Ma tie players uppon the Councells 
warrant dated at the Courte at Wilton 3 December 1 603 for the 
paynes and expences of himselfe and the rest of his Companye in 
corny nge from Mortelacke in the Countie of Surrie unto the Couite 
aforesaide and there presentinge before his Ma tie one playe on the 
second of December last by wave of his Ma ties reward xxx".* 

To Nicholas Hyllyard his Ma tie Lymner uppon the Councells war- 



* This is a very interesting entry : the first play that the king 
saw in England was performed by Shakespeare's company, in Lord 
Pembroke's house at Wilton. 



INTRODUCTION. XXXV 

rant dated at the Courte at Hampton Courte 28 December 1 603 for 
his paynes and travell beinge appoynted by direction to make cer- 
tayne pictures of his Ma tie8 w** were by his highnes gyven unto the 
Duke of Denmark Embassador xix h . x s . 

To John Hemynges one of his Ma ties players uppon the Councells 
Warrant dated at Hampton Courte 18 January 160 3 [4] for the 
paynes and expences of himselfe and the rest of his Companye in 
presentinge of sixe interludes or playes before the kings M lie and the 
prince viz on S* Stephens daye at night, S* Johns daye at night, In- 
nocents daye and Newyeres daye at night before the kings ma tie for 
each of the sayde playes twentie nobles apeece and to them by waye 
of his Ma ties rewarde fyve m'rks and for twoe playes before the prince 
on the xxxth of December and the firste of January 1603 twentye 
nobles apeece in all amountinge to the some of liii". 

To Richard Burbadg one of his Ma tie8 Comedyans uppon the Coun- 
cells Warrant dated at Hampton Courte 8 Febr. 1603[4] for the 
mayntenance and reliefe of himselfe and the reste of his Companye 
beinge prohibited to present anie playes publiquelie in or neere Lon- 
don by reason of greate perill that might growe through the extra- 
ordinarie concourse and assemblie of people to a newe increase of 
the plague till it shall please God to settle the Cyttie in a more per- 
fect health : by waye of his Ma tie8 free gifte xxx u . 

To Edward Allen and Edward Jubie twoe of the princes players 
upon the Councells Warrant dated at the Courte at Whitehall 1 9 
Febr. 1603[4] for the paynes and expenses of themselves and the rest 
of their companie in presentinge fower playes before his Ma tie and the 
prince viz for one playe before the kings Ma tie on the xxjth of Janu- 
arie last at night twentie nobles and by Waye of his Ma ties reward 
fyve marks and for three before the prince on the fourth the fifteenth 
and twoe and twentieth of Januarie twentie nobles for each in all 



To John Duke on of the Queenes M Ue ' players upon the Councells 
Warrant dated at the Courte at Whitehall 19 Febr 1603[4] for the 
paynes and expences of himselfe and the reste of his companye for 
twoe interludes or playes presented by them before the Prince his 

c 2 



XXXVI INTRODUCTION. 

Grace on the Second and xiijth dayes of Januarie last at night for 
each play twentie nobles — in all xiij u . vj 9 . viij d . 

To John Hemyng one of his Ma ,ie8 players upon the Councells 
Warrant dated at the Courte at Whitehall ultimo die Februar 1603[4] 
for himselfe and the rest of his Companye for twoe playes presented 
before his Ma 06 viz the one on Candlemas day at night and the other 
on Shrouesonday at night the some of xiij 11 . vj s . viij d . and by wayeof 
his Ma ties rewarde for the same twoe playes vj 11 . xiij 8 . iiij d . In all xx 11 . 

To John Hemynges one of his Ma ts players uppon the Councells 
Warraunte dated at the Courte at Whitehall 21 January 1604 for the 
paines and expences of himselfe and the reste of his Companie in 
playinge and presentinge of sixe Enterludes or plaies before his 
Ma tie viz on all Saintes day at nighte, the Sonday at nighte follow- 
inge beinge the 4th of November 1604, S* Stephens daie at nighte, 
Innocents day at nighte and on the vijth and viijth daies of January 
for everie of the saide plaies accordinge to the usuall allowaunce of 
vj 11 . xiij 8 . iiij d . the pece xl". and lxvj 8 . viij d . for every plaie by waie of 
his Ma ts rewarde xx 11 . in all lx u . 

To John Duke one of the Queenes Ma ts players by warrant of 19 
Febr. 1604 for presenting one Interlude or Plaie before his Ma tie on 
Sunday night the 30th of December vj 11 . xiij 8 . iiij d . and to them by 
waie of his Ma M rewarde lxvj 8 . viij d . in all x". 

To Edward Jubye one of the Princes plaiers upon warrant dated 22 
Febr : 1 604 for presentinge sixe Interludes or plaies before the Prince 
at the Courte these severall nightes viz on the 14th and 19th De- 
cember 1604 the 15th and 22nd January and the 5th and 19th of 
February nexte followinge after the rate of vj". xiij 8 . iiij d . for every 
plaie xl H . 

To Samuell Danyell and Henry Evans upon the Councells War- 
raunte dated at the Courte at Whitehall 24 February 1 604 for twoe 
Enterludes or plaies presented before the Kinges Ma Ue by the Quenes 
Ma t8 Children of the Revells the one on Newyeres day at night 1604 
and the other on the thirde day of Januarye at nighte nexte follow- 
inge xiij 11 . vj 8 . viij d . and by waie of his highnes rewarde vj 11 . xiij 8 . iiij d : 
In all xx 11 . 



INTRODUCTION. XXXvii 

To John Hemynge one of his Ma Ues players upon warrant dated 
24th February 1604 for himselfe and the reste of his Companie for 4 
Interludes or plaies presented by them before his Ma tle at the Courte 
viz on Candlemas daye at night, on Shrouesunday at night, Shroue- 
monday at night and Shrouetuesday at nighte 1604 at vj". xiij\ iiij d . 
for everie plaie and lxvj 8 . viij d . by waie of his Ma t8 rewarde for ech 
playe In all xl 11 . 

To the same John Hemynges upon Warrant dated 28th April 1 60& 
for one enterlude or plaie presented before his Ma * at y e Courte the 
thirde of February 1604 vj 11 . xiij 8 . iiij d . and to them more by way of 
his Ma ts rewarde lxvj s . viij d . In all x". 

To Edward Jubie to the use of himself and the reste of his Com- 
panie servants to the prince upon the Councells warrant dated at 
Whitehall 17 April 1604 for one Enterlude or playe presented by 
them before his Ma tie on Shrouemondaye at nighte the some of 
twentie nobles and by waye of his Ma to rewarde fy ve marks in all x li . 

To Phillipp Henslowe upon the Councells Warrant dated at the 
Courte at Whitehall 18 April 1604 by way of his Ma Ues reward to 
him and his servaunts in bringinge and presentinge before his Ma tie 
at Whitehall the game of Bearebaytinge upon Shrovetuesday c 8 . 

To Edward Kirkham M r of the Children of the Queenes Ma Ues Re- 
vells upon the Councells Warrant dated at the Courte at Whitehall 
30 April 1604 for one Enterlude or play presented by the sayde 
children before his Ma tie uppon Shrouetuesdaye last at night x u . 

To Alphonson Ferrabosco upon the Councells Warraunte dated at 
the Courte at Whitehall 27 November 1604 to be by him bestowed 
and laide out in buyinge twoe violls w th cases and one boxe of stringes 
for the use and service of the Prince xx 11 . 

To Edward Jubie one of the Princes Plaiers upon the Councells 
Warrant dated at the Courte at Whitehall 10th December 1604 for 
himselfe and the rest of his Companie for presentinge twoe pliaes one 
before the Queenes Ma tie the 23rd November 1604 and the other be- 
fore the Prince the 24th of November xvj u . xiij 8 . iiij d . 



XXXVlll INTRODUCTION. 

To John Hemynges one of his Ma tt players upon Warrant dated 
24 March 1605 for presenting tenn severall playes or enterludes be- 
fore his Ma tie in the tyme of Christmas laste and since after the rate 
of twentie nobles for everie play and by way of his Ma ts rewarde 
fyve markes in all c u . 

To Nathaniell Gyles upon his Ma te Warraunte of 3 July 1605 
beinge raonie geuen to himselfe and the rest of the gent of his Ma ts 
Chappie by waie of his Ma ts guifte towardes their feaste as likewise 
hath bein geuen in former yeares lx s . 

To Edwarde Jubye one of the prynces players upon warrant dated 
the 23th February 1606 for sixe playes presented by them in De- 
cember, January and February 1606 lx h . 

To Edward Kerkham one of the M rs of the Children of Pawles 
upon warrant dated 31 March 1606 for bringing the said children 
and presenting by them twoe playes or Enterludes before the prince 
his Grace and the Duke of Yorke after the rate of fyve m'kes for ech 
play and by way of his Ma ts reward fyve nobles In all 

xyj L . xiij s . iiij d . 

To John Duke one of the Queenes Ma ts players upon Warrant 
dated 30 April 1606 for presentinge one play or Comodie before his 
Ma tie upon S 4 . Johns day at night c s . and by way of his highnes re- 
warde lxvj s . viij d . In all viij 11 . vj s . viij d . 

To Edward Jubie one of the Princes players upon Warrant dated 
30 April 1606 for presenting sixe severall playes in the tyme of 
Christmas laste and since, three before the King and three before 
the prince for everie of the sayde playes c s . the pece and by waye of 
his M ts rewarde lxyj s . viij d . for ech of them in all l 11 . 

To John Hemynges one of his M ts players upon Warrant dated 
18th October 1606 for three playes before his Ma tie and the kinge of 
Denmarke twoe of them at Grenewich and one at Hampton Courte 

xxx u . 

To John Hemynges one of his Ma ties players upon Warrant dated 
8 February 1607 for xiij plaies presented by them before his M tie at 
the Court at Whitehall viz on S* Stephens night, S* Johns night, 
Childermas night, the second of January, Twelfnight two plaies, the 



INTRODUCTION. XXXIX 

seaventh of January, the ninth of January, the xvijth of January two 
plaies, the xxvjth of January, Candlemas night, and Shrovesunday 
at night cxxx 1 '. 

To John Hemynges one of his Ma ts players upon warrant dated 
30th March 1607 for nyne playes presented before his highness the 
26th and 29th of December 1606, the 4th the 6th and the 8th of 

XX 

Januarie, the 2nd the 5th the 15th and the 27 February iiij x 1 '. 

To Edward Juby one of the Princes players upon warrant dated 8 
May 1608 for 4 playes presented before his Ma tie and the Prince at 
Whitehall in November December and January xl H . 

To John Hemynges one of his Ma ts plaiers upon warrant dated 
5th April 1 609 for twelue plaies by him and the reste of his company 
presented before the King, Queene, Prince and Duke of Yorke at 
scverall tymes in Christmas 1608 cxx 1 . 

To Edward Jubye one of the Princes players upon warrant dated 
5th April 1609 for three playes by him and the reste of his Com- 
panie presented before the kings Ma tie and the prince on severall 
nights xxx 11 . 

To John Hemynges one of his Ma ts players upon the Councells 
Warraunte dated 26th April 1609 in the behalfe of himselfe and the 
reste of his Companie by waie of his Ma ts rewarde for their private 
practise in the time of infeccon that thereby they mighte be inhabled 
to perform their service before his Ma tie in Christmas hollydaie 
1609 xl u . 

To Inico Jones uppon therle of Salisburies warraunte dated 16 
June 1609 for carreinge of Lres for his Ma ts servyce into Fraunce 

xiij 11 . vj s . viij d . 

To Henry Reynoldes upon the Councells Warrant of 10 Nov r 1609 
for chardges disbursed by him for the buriall of S r George Wharton 
and S r James Steward at Islington xxx 11 . xv 8 .* 



* See Scott's Minstrelsy for the ballad on the fatal duel fought at 
Islington, between Wharton and Stewart, on the 8th of November, 
1609. The ballad says that they fought near Waltham. It was in 




xl INTRODUCTION. 

To John Heminges upon the Councells Warraunt 10 March 
1609[10] for himselfe and the rest of his companie being restrained 
from Publique playing within the cyttie of London in the tyme of 
infection during the space of sixe weekes in which tyme they prac- 
tised privately for his Ma ts service xxx - 

To John Hemynges one of the kinges players upon the Councells 
warr 1 dated 12 February 1610 for presentinge xv en playes before the 
kinge the quene and the pry nee c * *• 

To Thomas Grene one of the Quenes players upon the Councells 
Warrante dated 18th March 1610 for three seuerall playes before the 
Kinges Ma tie and the prince xxx 11 . 

To Edwarde Jubye one of the princes players upon Warrant dated 
20 March 1610[11] to fower playes presented before his Ma tie by 
that Companye xl u . 

To Alexander Foster upon a Warrant dated 1 April 1612 for him- 
selfe and his fellowes the Lady Elizabeths servauntes and players for 
presenting one play before his Ma'y on Shrovetewsday laste at night 
called the prowde Mayde* viz twenty nobles and five marks for Re- 
ward x u . 

To the said Alexander Foster upon a lyke warrant of a lyke date 
for himself and his said fellowes for presenting twoe severall plaies 
before the Princes grace and the said Lady Elizabeth in January and 
March last past at twenty nobles a play xiij 11 . vj s . viij d . 

To John Heminges for himselfe and his fellowes upon a Warrant 
dated 1 June 1612 for presenting vj severall Playes before his Ma 1 ? 
viz one upon the laste of October one upon the first of November 



the fields at Hoxton that Ben Jonson killed in a duel Gabriel Spenser, 
the player. I find entries of several payments made to this Henry 
Reynolds in the accounts of the Treasurer of the Chambers. I be- 
lieve him to be the Henry Reynolds to whom Drayton addresses his 
admirable " Epistle on Poets and Poesie." 

* That is, " The Maid's Tragedy," by Beaumont and Fletcher, 
see p. 211. 



INTRODUCTION. xli 

one on the 5th of Nov r one on the 26th Dec r one on the 5th of 
January and one other upon Shrovesunday at night being the 23rd 
of February viz at twenty nobles for every play and five markes for 
a Reward for every play lx h . 

To the said John Hemynges upon a lyke warrant of a lyke date 
(1 June 1612) for himselfe and his fellowes for presenting twelve 
severall Plaies before the Princes highnes and the Duke of Yorke one 
upon the 9th of Nov r last one upon the 1 9th of the same one other 
upon the 16th of December one other upon the last of the same one 
other upon the 7th of January one upon the 15th of the same one 
other upon the 19th of February one upon the 20th of the same one 
upon the 28th of February one upon the 3rd of April and another 
upon the 16th of the same at xx tie nobles a play iiij h . 

To the said John Hemynges upon a lyke Warrant of a lyke date 
(1 June 1612) for himself and his fellowes for presenting fower 
plaies before the Princes highnes the Lady Eliz and the Duke of 
Yorke viz one on the 9th of February last one other before the Prince 
the 20th of the same one other before the Lady Eliz the 28th of 
Marche and one on the 26th of Aprill after the said rate 

xxvj u . xiij s . iiij d . 

To Thomas Greene for himselfe and his fellowes the Queenes Ma ts 
servauntes upon a Warrant of 18th June 1612 for presenting two 
severall plaies before the Kinge and Queenes Ma*? viz one upon the 
27th of December last and the other upon the 2nd of February fol- 
lowing at 20 nobles the play and vj u . xiij s . iiij d ; in reward xx ls . 

To the said Thomas Greene for himselfe and his fellowes upon a 
Warrant of lyke date for presenting twoe severall plaies before 
the Princes highnes and the Lady Elizabeth viz one 16th of January 
laste and the other upon the 23rd of the same at 20 nobles the play 

xiij 11 . vj s . viij d . 

To Edward Juby for himselfe and his fellowes the Princes highnes 
Servants upon a warrant dated 18 June 1612 for presenting twoe 
severall plaies before his Ma*? upon the 28th and 29th of December 
last at 20 nobles each play and five nobles for a reward for each 
play xx h . 



xlii INTRODUCTION. 

To the said Edward Juby upon Warrant of lyke date &c. for pre- 
senting twoe severall plaies before the Princes highnes viz upon the 
5th and 29th of February laste at 20 nobles a play xiij 11 . vj s . viij d . 

To William Rowley upon the Councells Warraunte dated 20 June 
1612 for himselfe and the rest of his fellows the Duke of Yorkes ser- 
vaunts as players for presenting fower severall plaies before the 
Princes highnes the said duke of Yorke and the Lady Elizabeth yiz 
upon the 12th January 1611 one, upon the 28th of January one, 
upon the 13th of February one, and upon the 1 8th of the same moneth 
one after the rate of twenty nobles a play xxvj 11 . xiij s . iiij d . 

To the said William Rowley upon the lyke warraunte dated 20 
January 1612 for himself and the rest of his saide fellowes for pre- 
sentinge fower severall playes before the Princes Highnes the Duke 
of Yorke and the Lady Elizabeth, one upon the 9th of February 
1609, one upon the 12th December 1610, one upon the 20th of the 
same and one upon the xvth of January 1610 xxvj 1 '. xiij s . iiij d . 

To Thomas Derry her Ma ts Jester upon a warraunt signed by the 
Lord Chamberleyn dated at Whitehall 16 July 1612 for the dyett of 
the said Thomas Derry and John Mawe his man from the 25th day 
of December 1611 to the 24th of June following being 26 weekes 
at vij 9 . the weeke ix 11 . ij\ 

To Philip Rosseter upon a warrant dated the 24th of Nov r 1612 for 
presenting a play by the Children of the Chappie before the Prince, 
the lady Elizabeth and the Prince Palatyne vj lx . xiij 3 . iiij d . 

To him more upon a warrant dated the 31st May 1613 for pre- 
senting before them two other playes by the Children of the Chap- 
pell xiij". vj\ viij d . 



To Edward Jubye upon warrant dated 31 March 1613 for pre- 
senting a play by himself and his fellowes the Prince Palatynes Ser- 
vants before the Lady Elizabeth vj H . xiij 8 . iiii d . 

To John Heminges upon the Lord Chamberleynes Warraunt dated 
19th May 1613 for eighte seuerall playes before his Ma tie iiij". 

To William Rowley upon the Councells Warr 1 dated the 7th of 



INTRODUCTION. xliii 

June 1 6 1 3 for himselfe and the reste of his fellowes the Princes Ser- 
vaunts for presenting twoe severall playes before his highnes the 
Count Palatyne and the Ladye Elizabeth xiij 11 . yj 9 . viij d . 

To Joseph Taylor upon the Councells Warrant dated the 28th of 
June 1613 for himselfe and his fellowes the Lady Elizabeth her ser- 
vantes for presenting twoe Playes before the Prynce the Count Pala- 
tyne and the ladye Elizabeth xiij". vj 9 . viij d . 

To John Hemynges upon a Warrant dated the 9th of July 1613 
&c. for presentinge a playe before the Duke of Savoyes Ambassadors 
on the 8th of June 1613 — vj 11 . xiij 8 . iiij d . To him more upon a war- 
rant dated the 20th May 1613 fo r presentinge fourtene severall playes 
before the Prince, the ladye Elizabeth and the Prince Palatyne 
iiij xiij 11 . vj 8 . viij d . To the said John Heminges upon a warrant of 
the same date for presenting sexe seuerall playes before the Kinges 
Ma tie xl". and by waye of his Ma u rewarde xx". 

To Cyrill Turner* upon a warraunte signed by the Lord Chamber- 
leyne and M r Chauncellor dated at Whitehall 23rd December 1613 
for his chardges and paines in carrying l'res for his Ma u service to 
Brussells x u . 

To John Hemynges &c upon warrant dated 21 June 1614 for pre- 
sentinge seaven severall playes before the Princes highnes viz on the 
4th of Nov r the 16th of Nov r the 10th of January the 4th of February 
the 8th the 10th and the 18th of the same moneth 1614 xlvj 11 . xiij 8 . 

To the said John Heminges upon a lyke warraunt of a lyke date 
for presenting before his Ma^ nyne severall playes in Nov r Dec r Jan? 
Feby and March 1614 iiij x 11 . 

To Robte Lee and the reste of his fellowes the Queenes Ma t8 Ser- 
vauntes the players upon the Councells Warraunte dated at Whitehall 
21 June 1614 for theire paines in presenting before his Ma 1 ? twoe 
plaies on the 28th of December and the 5th of January xx 11 . 



* Cyril Tourneur, the dramatist, of whom we know nothing more 
than the fact of his writing certain plays, which have come down to 
us with his name upon their title-pages. 



xliv INTRODUCTION. 

To Joseph Taylor for himselfe and the reste of his fellowes ser- 
vauntes to the Lady Eliz her grace upon the Councells Warraunt 
dated at Whitehall 21 June 1614 for presenting before his Ma*? a 
Comedy called Eastward Howe on the xxvth of January last past — 
vj". xiij s . iiij d . and by way of his Ma" reward lxvj 9 . viij d . In all x 1 *. 
To him more upon a lyke warraunt of a lyke date for presenting be- 
fore the Princes Highnes a Comedy called the Dutch Curtezan* on 
the 12th of December last paste vj u . xiij s . iiij d . 

To Richard Ansell Matteyer to his Ma 1 ? upon Warrant dated 22 
June 1614 for his paines and chardges in nayling downe the greene 
clothe in the Banquetting House at severall times for the Maske per- 
formed before his Ma*? at Christmas last past viij h . ix 8 . iiij d . 

To Nichas Hilliarde upon the Lorde Chamberleynes warraunte dated 
31 Jan? 1614[15] for a picture of the Prince in lynnen drawen to the 
waste with a riche christall thereon and deliuered to M r Murray his 
highnes Tutor viij H . 

To Nathan Feilde f in the behalfe of himselfe and the rest of his 
fellows upon the Lord Chamberleynes Warraunt dated 11 June 1615 
for presenting a playe called Bartholomewe Fayre before his Ma tie on 
the first of November last past x H . 

To John Townsend and Joseph Moore + Stage Players upon the 
Councells warraunte dated at Whitehall 11 July 1617 for acting 
three severall playes before his Ma tye in his Jorney towardes Scotland 
at the ordinary rates formerly allowed xxx 11 . 



* ByMarston. 

f Ben Jonson's Bartholomew Fair was produced at the Hope 
Theatre, on the 31st of October, 1614, and acted, as the above ex- 
tract now informs us, at the Court on the next day. The players 
were the Lady Elizabeth's servants. There is a compliment paid to 
Field in the play, which this entry serves in some measure to explain. 

+ See Colliers ''Annals of the Stage" (i. 407), where a no- 
tice of this payment from the Privy Council Register occurs. The 
above supplies us with the players' names, which Mr. Collier's ex- 
tract is without. 



INTRODUCTION. xlv 

To John Heminges &c upon a warrant dated 20 April 1618 for 
presenting two severall Playes before his Ma ty , on Easter Monday 
Twelfte night the play soe called and on Easter Tuesday the Winter's 
Tale xx u . To the said John Heminges upon a Warrant dated 15 
May 1 618 for presenting before his Ma'y the thirde of May the Merry 
Divell of Edmonton x H . 

To Inigo Jones upon the Councells Warr* dated 27 June 1619 for 
making two several models the one for the Star Chamber, the other 
for the Banquetting House xxxvij". 

The discovery of these papers sharpened my desire to 
discover more ; and I sought in dry repositories, damp 
cellars, and still damper vaults, for books of account, for 
warrants, and for receipts. I had gone by this time 
through the Rolls of Accounts, from the reign of Henry 
VIII. to the end of that of King Charles I., but found 
. little in them to satisfy, but much to provoke inquiry. 
I was told again and again that, if there were any old 
papers in the office of the reigns I sought for that were 
not Declared Accounts, they were there by accident, and 
that no Board ever recognized the existence of official 
vouchers and Books of Account so far back as the reigns 
I referred to ; while a few recollected, and all had heard 
of, the cart-loads of old papers burnt in Tothill Fields 
on the removal of the office from Whitehall to Somerset 
House. 

The Rolls of the Revels' Accounts had been made, I 
found, by clerks who had no prophetic feeling of the in- 
terest future ages would take in the books they were so 
elaborately abridging. The number of plays performed 
in the year was always given, but not a title or a dra- 
matic name, or any thing beyond the mere pounds, shil- 



xlvi INTRODUCTION. 

lings, and pence of the matter could I find to gratify 
or repay me. All that had been kept was, comparatively 
speaking, of little use. 

It was at this time I had the good fortune to redeem 
from a destructive oblivion a bundle of the Original 
Accounts of the Masters of the Revels, those that 
Malone had sought so long for, and had seen at last by 
the kindness of Sir William Musgrave, an old com- 
missioner of Audit, and from which he had made the 
extracts that Boswell has printed in his edition of 
Shakespeare. 

These, however, left off at a time the most interesting 
in all our literary annals. There was as yet nothing 
about Shakespeare — nothing to destroy conjectures 
advanced by commentators on the chronology of his 
plays — conjectures that no one believed, yet no one 
could gainsay — the idlest of all kinds of suppositions 
that every fresh fact has only served to upset. 

Malone, with all his industry and unsatisfied thirst for 
research, was yery far from an accurate transcriber of 
what he had before him. He seems always to have been 
in a hurry of transcription, and, in this speed, to have 
run too hastily over entries of more importance than 
very many of those he had already extracted. In doing 
much he still left much to do; and, where a Collier 
would leave little or nothing to glean, Malone has left 
a harvest. His eyes are said to have been weak towards 
the last, and in that rests his excuse. To his industry, 
however, the admirers of Shakespeare are vastly in- 
debted ; and, while we condemn his occasional inaccu- 
racies and his haste, let us imitate him in his honest 



INTRODUCTION. xlvii 

industry and perseverance, and a portion of his success 
will be no bad reward.* 

My last discovery was my most interesting; and 
alighting as I now did upon two official books of the 
Revels — one of Tylney's and one of Buc's — which had 
escaped both Musgrave and Malone, I at last found 
something about Shakespeare — something that was new, 
and something that was definitive. This was my little 
Guanahana, but here I was destined to stop, for no 
other books of the Revels have I as yet succeeded in find- 
ing among the scattered papers of the old Auditors of 
the Imprests. We owe these two to accident, and it is not 
too fanciful to suppose that chance may yet lead to the 
discovery of other books connected with Shakespeare's 
two and twenty years' ' traffic ' with the stage. I am 
not without hope on this subject, and that it may be my 
lot to find them even in the office I am now in. 

" The Office of y e Re veils consistethe," says Tylney, 
" of a Wardropp and other several Roomes, for Artif- 
ficers to worke in, viz Taylors, Imbrotherers, Properti- 
makers, Paynters, Wyerdrawers and Carpenters, togea- 
ther with a convenient place for y e Rehearsalls and set- 

* Some of the errors in Mai one's extracts, as printed by Bos well, 
are truly absurd. I shall note a few, for the amusement of the gene- 
ral reader. " Flavor and paste with a pelt for the same " (vol. iii., 
p. 376), turns out to be " flower and paste with a pott for the same." 
M Holly and Jug for the play of Predor" (p. 377), is, in the original, 
" Holly and Ivye ;" and " tutors and x Italian woman," &c. (p. 379), 
•is, in the MS.. " an Italian woman." For " x furre poles to make 
nayles," at p. 401, read rayles ; and for " ix tilles with copartraents" 
(p. 404), read " ix titles." I could point out others, but I have 
perhaps instanced enough. 



xlviii INTRODUCTION. 

tinge forthe of Playes and other Showes for those Ser- 
vices."* 

The first Master of the Revels, Sir Thomas Cawerden, 
was made in the year 1546, while William Poulet, Lord 
St. John of Basing, was Lord Chamberlain. Sir Tho- 
mas died on the 20th August, 1560. On the 12th 
January, 1559-60, Sir Thomas Benger was appointed in 
his stead ; and, at Benger's death, in March, 1577, his 
place was temporarily supplied by Thomas Blagrave, till 
Edmund Tylney was nominated as his successor (24th 
July, 1579). Lyly, the poet, had been a petitioner for 
the reversion of the office on Benger's death, and Mr. 
Collier thinks that his claim might have connection with 
the delay in Tylney's appointment. 

In October, 1610, Tylney died at Leatherhead in 
Surrey, and Sir George Buc, or Buck, the historian, be- 
came the new master. On the 3rd of April, 1612, Sir 
John Astley obtained a reversionary grant of the office ; 
and on the 5th of October, 1621, a second reversion was 
granted to Ben Jonson. Astley, however, outlived 
him. 

On the 22nd May, 1622, Buck, ill and infirm, was 
superseded by Sir John Astley, who held the situation 
for the short space of two years, and, before the death 

* Mr. Tilney's writing touching his office, Lansdowne MSS. 136, 
fo. 358. The office was held and the clothes kept at the old hospital 
of St. John's of Jerusalem, but, on the gift by King James in 161 1 
of the house to the Lord Aubigny, the Revels Office removed to St. 
Peter's Hill. I have before me an old account, where a charge is 
made of " vj' 1 . for glasinge the windowes of St. Johns Hall where 
the Rehersalls be made." — (Revels Account from 1 Nov. 1583 to 
last of October 1584.) 



INTRODUCTION. xlix 

of Sir George Buck, 20th September, 1623, had ap- 
pointed Sir Henry Herbert his deputy. 

The appointment on Herbert's part was a purchase, 
but the terms of the purchase have hitherto escaped re- 
search. I find the indenture, however, among the enrol- 
ments in the Audit Office, and there it appears that 
Astley constituted Herbert his deputy upon the pay- 
ment of £150 a year, insured upon the conveyance of 
lands to the value of £200 a year. The date of the in- 
denture is 20th July, 1623. This appointment was in 
reality a transfer of the office. 

On the 13th August, 1629, Herbert obtained a re- 
version of the office after Ben Jonson, and, as he out- 
lived both Astley and poor Ben,* he rose, on the demise 
of the longest lives of the two (Sir John Astley), from 
the office of deputy to that of master. 

It was given to Tylney to see the drama in its greatest 
splendour — the office of the Revels in its greatest glory. 
Herbert saw several years of its strength, and at his 
death, on the 27th of April, 1673, he had seen his office 
in its decay. As Cawerden was the first, so Sir Henry 

• Among the Drolleries of Dr. Andrews, in the Newcastle volume 
in the British Museum, is an epigram on Jonson. I print it, I be- 
lieve, for the first time. The king, not the parliament, lent Jonson 
a lift. 

" Big Benjamin hath had a cup of sacke 

So often at his mouth that now his backe 

Is almost brooke ; whereas if hee his cup 

In his sack's mouth had closely tyed up : 

Hee might haue had a blessing and haue bin 

As fortunate as little Beniamin — 

Though hee bee broake, and broake, and broke in twaine 

The Parliament hath peiced him againe." 

Harl. MSS. 4955, fol. 84. 
d 



1 INTRODUCTION. 

Herbert may be called the last Master of the Revels, for 
Killigrew, who succeeded him, had long before reduced 
the office to one of little authority and less use. The 
office of Master was still, however, maintained, and the 
reader of Cibber's " Apology" will find that the Master 
of the Revels could be troublesome to the patentee of 
Drury Lane. The only vestige left, not of the office, 
for that is fairly gone, but of the duties of the office, is 
in the Licenser of the stage. 

Among the subordinate officers of the Revels, there is 
no one of mark or note but Joseph Taylor, the original 
stage Hamlet, if we may believe old Downes, the 
prompter. Taylor was appointed to the office of " Yeo- 
man or Keeper of our Vestures or Apparel," by patent 
dated 11th November, 1639,* at a time when poets and 
players both were mixed up with the struggle between 
the king and the parliament. Taylor did not live to wit- 
ness the Restoration, and was an old man on the 4th No- 
vember, 1652, when he was buried at Richmond, in Sur- 
rey. Lyly failed in obtaining the reversion of the office of 
Master ; Ben Jonson obtained the reversion, but did not 
live to enjoy it ; and Joseph Taylor was appointed Yeo- 
man when there was nothing for him to do.*|* 

* Both Malone and Chalmers say Sep. 1639 ; but a copy of the 
patent is among the enrolments of the Audit Office, with the date I 
have given above. 

t The names of the Yeomen, in the order of their succession, are 
as follows : " John Holte ; John Arnold ; Walter Fysshe, by Privy 
Seal of 19th January, 1574; Edward Kirkham, by L'rs Pat. 28th 
April, 28th of Elizabeth ; William Hunt. By L'rs Pat. 29th Oct. 
9th of James I. ; Joseph Taylor. By L'res Pat. 11th Nov. 1639." 

Will Hunt was appointed " for the good and faithful service here- 
tofore done unto our dear son Henry Prince of Wales." 



INTRODUCTION. li 

I cannot conclude without expressing a sense of the 
obligations I am under to Francis Seymour Larpent, 
Esq., the Chairman of the Board of Audit, and the Com- 
missioners of the office in general, for their permission to 
make the researches I have made ; nor can I let pass, 
without acknowledgment, the kind attention I have re- 
ceived in directing and furthering those researches from 
Brooking Soady, Esq., the Chief Clerk of the office in 
which I have found so much that is curious. The paths 
of antiquarian inquiry are made doubly pleasant when 
one is assisted, as I have been assisted, in the compila- 
tion of this volume of old, minute, and, I feel, not unin- 
teresting detail. 

p. a 

27, Lower Belgrave Place, 
February 1, 1842. 




Arms of the Office of the Revels. From Chalmers's *• Apolegy." 



EXTEACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS 



OF THE 



REVELS AT COURT. 



1571. 
Revells in One yeare Ending on Shrovetewsdaye 

IN THE XIIIJ. TH YEARE OF OUR SoVERAIGNE LaDY 

Queene Elyzabeth. 

The whole Charges of Thoffice aforeseide fore One 
whole yeare : vidzl. From Shrove Tewsday in the xiij. th 
yeare untill Shrovetewsdaie in the xiiij. th yeare of her 
Ma tie8 reaigne. 

Growing aswell by meanes of Wages 1 allowauncf 
due to sundry persons woo r king and attending w^n the 
seide office 1 abowte thafFares therof ; as also by meanes 
of sundry Emptions 1 provizions this yeare within the The Con- 
same tyme made T: pvyded by S r Thom a s Benger Knighte tentes of this 
(being M r of the seide office) for the apparelling, disgy- Booke - 
z y n gg e ? ffurnishing, ffitting, Garnishing T: orderly setting 
foorthe of men, woomen, T; Children; in sundry Tra- 
gedies, Playes, Maskes, and sporty with theier apte 
howses of paynted Canvas 1 propties incident suche as 
mighte most lively expresse the effect of the histories 
plaied l devises in Maskf this yeare showen, at the 
Coo r te for her Ma ties Regall disporte T: Recreacon whose 
tytles 1 numbers w* the tymes wherin they were showen 



2 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



Within the 
tyme of ix 
monethes 
for, 



Breefely are sett owte in the ende of this booke. Wherein 
first foloweth the ordinary chardge. 

vid2 
Ayryng, Repayryng, Layeng abrode, Turning, sowing, 
amending, Tacking, Spunging, wyping, Brushing, Sweep- 
ing, Caryeng, ffowlding, suting, putting in order and 
bestowing of the Garment^, vestures, Armo r prop ties T: 
other stuff, store and Implement^ of the seide office ; for 
the safegarde, Refreshing, % Reddinesse therof at dyvers 
tymes as the necessitie therof required betweene the ende 
of the last Revells being as before is saide on Shrove 
tewsdaie in the xiij th yeare of her Ma tie9 reaigne. And 
the begynnyng of the new woo r kes for the next Christm a s 
folowing. Which begun the first of December in the 



xiiij th yeare of her Ma ties reaigne. 



vidz! 



in 



Offycers in 
respect of 
diett as fol- 
oweth. 



Marche, Aprill, May, June, July, August, September, 
October, November. 

Allowed for Taylers T: attendant^ woorking and at- 
tending on the premisses together with the Travellers 
% attendant^ that followed the M r of this office in the 
Progresse on the busynesse T: affares of the same office. 

Sm a xxxix". xix 8 . 
Porter at xij d the daie Sm a lx s . 

The Master now S r Thomas Bender ^ ^ayes 

I f?f\ • Ml 

Knighte ; at iiij 8 . the daie j X1 J * 

The Clerkcomptrowler ; now Edward ^ 

Buggyn esquier, at ij s . the daie J V J ' 

The Gierke ; now Thom a s Blagrave 1 

esquier, at ij 8 . the daie J v ^ ' 

The Yoman ; now John Holte by W m "J 

Bowll hys deputie at ij 8 . J •• J • 

Sm a xxx 11 . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 3 

William Bowll deputie unto John Holte yoman of this 
office for mony by him disbursed for Threade of sundry 
coollers : for Brushes, rubbers, Broomes, baskettf, Lockf, Necessaries, 
keyes, hookes, Henges, Boordf, Nayles, ffewell lightf T: 
suche other things as neede required within this tyme 
(of ix moneths before set owte) to be uzed % imploied 
w e in the seide office, in all lxxiij 8 . 

Sm a of all the ordinary allowauncf % Charges of this From 

office together with the wages xiij u . xix s . T: allowaunces Shrove- 

_ . tin i i nil tewsdaie in 

of ix psons laste before mencioned that travelled and a o r r n« j^, 

attended on the M r in the Progresse abowte thaffares of zabeth xiij 
the same office. In all amouting to lxxvj 11 . xij 8 . JJP^ - i 

ex r p Edwardum Buggyn. cember in a° 
T.Blagrave. ' r.r»« preedic- 

John Arnold. 
1571 
December, January 1 February anno RR n8B Elizabeth 
pd. xiiij 10 fFor 

Devyzyng, provydyng, preparing, newmaking Trans- 
lating, Repayring, ffytting, furnishing Garnishing, set- Christmas 
ting foorthe, attending, well ordering, Taking in agayne, Newyeares- 
safebestowing, and safekeeping, of all Thaparell % Im- $* an( j 
plementf of the seide office (of her Ma tie8 Revells) with Shrovetyde 
the Propertyes, Howses, and Necessaries incident ther- 
unto cheefely for Thapparelling, disguysing, fitting, ffur- 
nishing T; setting foorthe of sundry Menn, Women 1 
Children in the vj Playes T: vj Maskes. mencioned more 
at lardge in the ende of this Booke. together with Thim- 
ploymet of suche stuf as the same M r of this office dely- 
vered (unto the yoman) being pcells of themptions fal- 
lowing, after the entrye of the wages. 

vid3 

For Woorkf doone and Attendaunce geaven within the 
seide office. Betweene the ffirst of December aforeseide ; 

B 2 



4 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



Wages and 
allowaunces 
due. 



on which daie, the new woorkf, T; preparations, fFor 
playes % Maskes, agaynst the tymes aforeseide, did be- 
gyn : And the aforeseide Shrove Tewsdaye : on whiche 
nighte the Revells for that yeare did ende according to 
the concluzion of this booke. 



To Taylers and attendant^ woo r king attending % tra- 
velling in the woo r kf buzinesses T; afFares of the seid 
office, daie T; nighte 

Sm a c.xiij". viij 8 . viij d . 
Proptymakers, Imbroders and Habberdashers w* theier 
servauntf w r king uppon thapparell propties T: heedpecf 
with strange hattf % garnishing^ 

Sm a xxxix 11 . xiiij d . 

Paynters and theier s r vauntf that wrowghte 1 attended 
in thoffice T: at the Coorte upon the Canvas that made 
all the howses for the plaies T: devices for the Maskf 
% ppties therto incidente as capisons % furnif for the 
challenge T: def. w* theier horses T;c. T: upon the tar- 
gets, weapos, garlonds, cronettf T: sundry other things. 

Sm a xxxv". xviij 8 . ij d . 
Porter Sm a iiij". xv 9 . 



Officers in 
Respect of 
theier dyett. 



From the 
first daye of 
Desember 
untill 

Shroveteus- 
daie in a° 
r.r naB .E.prae- 
dictaB xiiij 10 . 



The M r at iiij 8 . the daye. 80 dayes 15 nights, xix 11 . 
The Clerkcomptrol r at 1 

ij. 8 y e daie J 

The Clerk at ij s . the daie ix 11 . x 8 . 

The Yoman now John Arnolde ) 

atij". | ix "- xS ' 

Sm a xlvij H . x s . 

Sm a of all the Wages for woorkf doone T: attendaunce 
geven w 4 in the seide office and abowte thaffares therof 
then. 

Sm a ccxl H . xiij 8 . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 5 

December, Januari, Februari a RR aae . Elizabeth j?dct. 
xiiij t0 . 

Emptions and provizions made agaynst and within the 
same tymes browghte into this office : and delyvered by 
the partyes following unto the handes and custody of the By the M r 
same S r Thom a s Benger Knighte being M r therof, to be of thoffice 
employed upon the ffurnishing of the vj playes % the 
newmaking, T: translating, of the vj maskes now within 
this tyme sett foorthe (more at lardge appeering in the 
end of this booke) or otherwyse the Remayne then un- 
employed (by him reserved) for the like use, another 
tyme, to be likewise yelded : when the like service, owte 
of this office sholde happen to bee (by her Ma tie ) ex- 
pected : or otherwise required. 

vidz! 

John Lacy for dyvers percells of wares by him dely- 
vered unto the seide M r of this office as by a bill therof 
subscribed by the seid S r T. Benger Knighte more at 
lardge appereth. 

Taffita of sundry coollers and i 

prices in all cc.lxxiij yardes. J •* ' 

Sattyns of sundry cullers 1 } 

„ ,.. , f c.xxxvni 11 . xini 8 . v d . 

p x ces in all cc.hj yerdes J J ° 

Sarcenettf of sundry cullers 1 \ 

p*c£ in alld.cccc.xiiij.yerdf di ) 

Cloth of golde of sundry cullers ) ... . ... 

& J \ xxxi 11 . xvj 8 . vnj 

lc in all. xxx yardf J 

TynsellsofsundrycullersVces) ^ ^ y . 

in all. c.ij yardes ) 

VelvettC of sundry cullers 1 

p'ces in all. c.xxvij yardes 



c.iiijv 11 . v 3 . iiij d . 



rill 



c.vj 11 . nj f 



Damask? of sundry cullers % \ ^ * fc ^: 

price in all. lxxiiij yardes ) 



b EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

Sackclothe Stripte w* sylver in ) 

all. v. yardes J 

Chamlet one remn a nte greene 1 

contayning x yardf J J • J • 

Buckerams of sundry coollers vi ) 

r iiii 11 . iiii 8 . 

Mercers and peecf in all J J J 

ceiil er per " Tukes in a11 c - xL y ard€ xiii J u * 

Allw ch his monyamounteth unto d.cc.xxiiij 11 . xvj 9 . x d . 

William Ro. for Cloth of Gowlde by him delyvered 
unto the seide S r Thom a s Benger as by a bill therof by 
him the seide M r subscribed may appeere in all xliiij 
yardf at xxj a . the yarde being of Crimsen p r ple % greene 
coollor price. xlvj 11 . iiij 9 . 

John Will a mson for sundry percells of his wares dely- 
vered unto the seide S r T. Benger to the use likewise of 
the seide office as by his bill more at lardge appereth. 

vidS 
Sarcenettf of sundry cullers and ) 

prices in all c.nijxv. ells. J 

Velvett xxvij yardes at xvij 8 . le yd xxij u . xix s . 

Chaungeable Taffita j. yarde 

Loomeworke liij ells at v 8 . vj d . thell. xiiij 11 

XX 

All which his mony amounteth unto, iiijxix 1 ' 

John Browne, for dyvers percells of his wares dely- 
vered unto the seid S r Thom a s Benger to the use above- 
seide as by his bill vid2 



xj s . 


viij d . 


xj 8 . 


v jd 


iij 8 


ix d 



Cloth of golde of Redd cooll r xvj yardf q^. 
of greene culler, xxiij yardf iij a/ 8 , di. 
of Blew culler xiij yardf di % di qf*. 
In all at xvj 8 the yarde liij yardf iij ck trs . 



xliij 11 . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 7 

Cloth of Tyssue of White culler xxxix ' 

yardf di. (of greene culler xxiij yardf . . n .... s 

di.) in all at viij 3 . the yarde lxiij yardes 
amouting unto 

All which his mony amounteth unto lxviij 11 . iiij 8 . 

William Dane alderman of London for one peece of 
Clothe of golde; xx 11 . For Canvas d.iiij.vij. ells di. The Draper. 
xxix 11 . vij s ix d . And for vandelas lxvij ells di ; Ixvij 8 . 
vj d . In all delyvered by his wyfe T; s r vaunt£ unto the 
hands of the seide S r T. Benger to the use aforesaide. 

lij u . XV s . iij d . 

Philipp Gunter for sundry percells of wares namely 
Buckerams of sundry cullers and sundry pryces by him 
browghte into thoffice and delyvered unto the seide M r Thupholster 
and others by him appointed to receive the same to be 
employed for lynyngs T; patternes Tx. in all as by his bill 
c.lxj peecf price ; xxxij 11 . v s . viij d . 

Jone Bowll for sundry percells of ware by her dely- 
vered into this office to the use aforeseide by the com- 
maundement of the seide Master as more at lardge ap- 
pereth by her bill. vidz) 

Frynge of Copper sylver 1 silk in all 1 ^^ ^ {i 

xxxix ft % iij qj trs of an ounce ) 

Silk ffy ve ouncfT % an halfe xj 8 . 

Buttons of Copper Sylver (324) ... xviij 8 . iiij d . 

Tassells with Calles xij xij 8 . x d . 

Lace ffyve pownde vij ounces iiij 11 . xj s . 

Twist iiij ft ij ounc£ di iiij 11 . xix 8 . ix d . 

All w cb her mony amounteth unto. lvij 11 . xij 8 . ob. Sylkwomen 

and wares 

— Wever of S*. Martyns for mony to him due for sundry Jj^ 8 ^ of 
percells of his ware, namely of Copper sylver frenge at 



8 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



xxiiij 8 . the tt>— ix 11 . xij 8 . For gold yolo oving at xxx s . 
the ft> iiij. ft) x. ouncf . vj 11 . xviij 9 . viij d . And for But- 
tons and lace of greene silke and golde. — xj 9 . viij d . in all 
as by his bill subscribed by the yoman y* imploied it 
within this office on the matters ensuing appereth. 

xvij u . ij 9 . iiij d . 

M r Buggyn for mony by him disbursed for vj grose of 

Buttons by him browghte unto thoffice. — xij 9 . And for 

fyne Lawne for Mercuries heade. — viij 9 . in all. xx 9 . 

Wylliam Bowll deputy to John Holte late yoman of 
this office for mony by him disbursed at sundry tymes at 
the M r comaundem* for sundry things following for the 
use aforeseide : vid3 



Stones called Sitterines (240.) 1 To-] 
piasses w* dyvers enamellings. J 

Gylding and setting of the seid stones j 1c 

Canvas, lv. ells, price in all; 

Vyzardes of the ffinest xviii. p*ce 

Gloves for maskers xij paier 

Raw sattin silke for heare; 

Threade iij. ft) ij bowltf 

Tape both fyne and Coorse 

Pacthreade and buttons togethers 

Orsedue 

Lace of Crowne purle 

Lambeskins for moores 

Past boordes ix dozen 

Feltf ij dozen *\ ix 

Flowers wrowghte w* needle w r ke* 
wherof iij were presented to her 
Ma tie the residue garnished maskers 
heads 

Heare for Hozen 

Fewell T: Rushes 



xij vij 


11] J 


c.ij 
lxx 


vj 


XXXV 




vj 




XV1J 


V J 


XVJ 


X 


J J 


IX 


"J 


V J 


U1 J 


1J1 J 


y vnj 


xvij 


IX 


XXlj 





m J xij 



lllj XI 

X J 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 9 

And for monye by him at sundry tymes disbursed in 
Rewards Hi payment^ by him made at the special! re- 
quest of the seid S r T. Benger for sundry s r vice by him 
uzed T: sundry emptions by him had to his owne p T vate 
imploymet within this yeare in thaffares herof by the 

affirmacon of the seide M r xviij 11 . viij d . 

All w ch his mony amounteth unto lj 11 . j d . 

John Arnolde yoman of this office for mony by him Provisions 
disbursed at sundry tymes for sundry things requisit to °f sundl 7 
the use aforesaide, as by his bill vidz! s { u f an( j £ x _ 

u. s. d. pences sun- 
Gilt Bugles (m) and Rubies (300) c dry waves 

Thread of sundry cullers 1 sort? cij viij disbursed by 

T r -, L t .. 44. .... the yoman 

Lace of sundry sort?, rj. lb xxxmj of ^ office 

Fethers of sundry sortf xxiiij and his de- 

Fewell spent in thoffice iiij xvij iiij P u * ie for the 

r j j j tyme being. 

Pasted paper T; other pap xxwij j v iz. 

Gloves for players T; maskers lj 

Pinnes and tape togethers ix ij 

Rushes for the W r kehowses vj viij 

Feltf poyntf and corde in all .*. xlij ij 

Curtyn Ringes T: heare for hoze iiij ij 

Cariages and Reward^ byhim paid as 

occazions in s r vice required; and the 

seide M r comaunded sundry tymes 

in thaffares herof in all together w* 

necessairs for Carow imploied by 

the M r . 
All w ch his mony amounteth together ) . 

unto; 1 XX1X X J J 

John Carow for sundry percells of stuff by him bowghte 
and provyded for the use of this office % for the plaies 
Maskf l showes sett foorth therof by the seide M rs co- 
maundement. vid3. Sparres, Rafters, boordf, pun- 



1U J 



10 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



Iraple- 
mentes for 
propertyes 
suche as 
sundry 
playes re- 
q'red pro- 
vided and 
employed 

by. 



chyns, Nayles, vices, Hookes, Hingf, Horstayles, Hobby 
horses, pitchers, paper, Braunches of sylke and othe r gar- 
nit r for pageantf, fethers, ffagbroches, Tow, Trenchers, 
gloves black, septers, wheate sheaves, Bodyes of men in 
tymber, dishes for devells eyes, devices for hell, T; hell 
mowthe staves for banners Tx. Bowes, bills, daggs, Tar- 
gettf, swordes, daggers, fawchins fierw r ke, Bosses for 
bittf, speares, past, glew, pacthrede, whipcorde, Holly, 
Ivy, T: other greene bowes, bayes, % strewing erbes T; 
such like Implemetf by him employed at the coo r te T: in 
thoffice to acceptable purposes w* cariagf 1 Rewardf by 
him paid in all ; xiiij 11 . xj s . j d . 



Sachary Benett for x dosen of Kyddf skynnes together 
The Fur- with the woorkmanship by him and his servauntf doone 
ryer. upon the Hobby horses that s r ved the children of West- 

minster in the triumphe (where parris wan the Christall 
sheelde for vienna, at the Turneye and Barryers) in all ; 

xlij 8 . vj d . 

William Lyzard for Golde, sylver and sundry other 

The Cullo r s Cullers by him spent in paynting the howses that se r ved 

for the playes T; players at the Coo r te ; w* theier pperties 

T; necessaries Incident the pticul r s wherof appeere at 

lardge in his bill ; xiij 11 . xvj 9 . j d . 



Wyerdraw r 
and his per- 
cells 



Thomas Leverett for mony to him due for wyer, plates, 
Lantornes, canstikf staples, snakes pack needls, Ropes, 
bittf % suche like trinkettf w* his attendaunce as more 
at lardge appereth in his bill am tin s to ; vj 11 . xvj 8 . 



Thomas Gyles for mony to him due for xxj ffyne 
Vizardes vyzardf with long Berdes, lxx 8 . And for vj Turkf 
vizardf xv s . In all as by his bill therof appereth ; 



iiij 11 . v s . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 11 

John Tryce for mony to him due for Leashes, % dog- 
hookes, w* staves, and other necessaries ; by him provyded 
for the hunters that made the crye after the fox (let 
loose in the Coorte) with theier howndf, homes, and Hunters 
hallowing, in the playe of Narscisses. w ch crye was made, 
of purpose even as the woordf then in utteraunce, 1 the 
parte then played, did Requier, for the whiche, the same 
S r T. Benger also appointed him to geve certeyne Re- 
wardf the whole amounting to ; xxj s . viij d . 

John Izarde for mony to him due for his device in 
counterfeting Thunder % Lightning in the play of Nar- Thunder and 
scisses being requested therunto by the seide M r of this Lightning 
office. And for sundry necessaries by him spent therin 
in all. xxij s . 

Barnard Fabian for mony to him due for sundry per- »p ne chaun- 
cells of his ware, namely Torches, Linckf other Lights dler 
Seringcandle Corde T:c in all as by his bill appereth ; 

c.xv s . v d . 



Morris Pickering and Will a m Jening for mony by 
them disbursed for the hier of certeine Armo r for the 
playe of Parris % vienna to furnish the triumphe therin 
and for Reward^ by them geven to the armorers that at- 
tended by thappoyntment of the seide M r lj s . vj d . 



Armour 



Roger Tyndall for mony to him due for certeyne Arm r 
by him lent for the same purpose with his s r vaunt£ 
wages for wayting and attending on the same in all. 

xviij 8 . ij d . 

John Farington for mony to him due for making of 
vij payer of Buskins at his howse % for sowling lether in Buskyn- 
all. xj 8 . iiij d . mak r 



12 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



Jorneying 
charges and 
other neces- 
sary Ex- 
pences and 
Rewardes 
&c. alowed 
by the M T 
&c. to 



Bryan Dodmer for niony by him disbursed for a 
Christall sheelde T; certaine Bumbaste by him delyvered 
into thoffice % for his expencf travell °t diligence in 
thaffares of this office by the speciall appoyntment of the 
seide S r T. Benger lx 8 . 

Ryeharde Mundaye for mony by him disbursed in Re- 
ward^ T: for Bothier, Linckf and other necessary expencf 
at the commaundement of the Clerkcomptrowler of this 
office this yeere in all ; xx s . 



John Dra water for mony by him disbursed in Re- 
wardf T: for Botehier Lynkf T: other necessarye expencf 
at the commaundement of the Clerke of this office this 
yeare in all xx 8 . 

Thomas Blagrave esquier Clerke of this office for his 
Greene Cloth, with pap, Ink, Cownters *\ suche other 
necessaries as to this office appertayneth T: is incident to 
Greenecloth the devices, plottf, orders, Bills, Reckonings 1 Bookes 
Clerke^ 6 ^y hi m devysed, framed, sett owte, compiled, conferred, 
cast upp, concluded T: preferred for this whole yeare 
ending on shrovetewisdaie in the xiiij th . of our seide 
soveraigne Lady Queene Elizabth. 

lxvj 8 . viij d . 

Sm a of all the emptions T; provizions with the other 
expencf before mencyoned amounteth unto : 

m.cc.xlj 11 . xij 8 . v d . ob. 



SM A TO 18 of this whole Booke conteyning all the whole 
Charges of this office any way growen within this yeare ; 
vidz). From Shrovetewsdaie in the xiij th . yeare of o r . 
soveraigne Lady Queene Elizabeth untill Shrovetewsdaie 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 13 

in the xiiij th . yeare of Ma ties Reaigne as before appeereth 
amounteth unto : 

m.d.lviij 11 . xvij 8 . v d . ob. 
ex r . g nos T. Blagrave. 

Edwarde Btiggyn. 
John Arnold. 

Lady Barbara showen on Saint Johns day at nighte 
by S r Robert Lanes Men. 

Effiginia a Tragedye showen on the Innosentf daie at 
nighte by the Children of Powles. 

Aiax and Ulisses showen on New yeares daie at 
nighte by the Children of Wynsor. 

Narcissf showen on Twelfe daye at nighte by the 
Children of the Chappell. 

Cloridon and Radiamanta showen on Shrovesundaye 
at Nighte by S r Robert Lanes men. 

Paris and Vienna showen on Shrovetewsdaie at nighte pi a y es v ; 
by the Children of Westminster. vidz. of 

All whiche vj. piayes being chosen owte of many and 
ffownde to be the best that then were to be had ; the 
same also being often pused, r t necessarely corrected % 
amended by all thafforeseide officers. Then they being 
so orderly addressed, were lykewise Throwghly appa- 
relled, % ffurnished, with sundry kindes, and sutes, of 
Apparell 1 furniture, ffitted and garnished necessarely 
T; answerable to the matter, person, and parte to be 
played. Having also apt howses, made of Canvasse, 
fframed, ffashioned *\ paynted accordingly ; as mighte 
best serve theier severall purposes. Together with 
sundry properties incident : ffashioned, paynted, gar- 
nished, and bestowed as the partyes them selves required 
T: needed. Whereupon, somuche of all manner of the 
Emptions T; pvisions aforeseide, as was expedient T: re- 



14 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

quizite : was aptly Employed together with gte of the 
woo r kmanshipp % attendauncf aforeseide. And the Re- 
sidue of the Emptions not then employed theron : was 
by the seid M r of this office % others whome he did put 
in trust reserved for farder service in thoffice the most 
parte wherof was also Employed (together w fc the rest of 
the wkmanshipp done) upon the Maskes ffollowing. 

Clothe of Golde ij. of whiche one maske was yolow 
garded with black velvett garnished with sylver lace % 
fringe v3. vj long gownes having vj hattf of Black vel- 
vett edged with golde lace T: for theier Torchebearers vj 
long Gownes of Changeable TafFata red T: yolow gar- 
nished with y e lyke lac T: efrenge w l vj hattf answerable T; 
vizardf, skarfes, ffawchions, buskins, wrestbandf T: suche 
like necessaries incident. The tother mask was of Crym- 
sen purple % greene cloth of golde. vzj . viij Long Gownes 
garnished with silver frenge, T: lace T: buttons, whose 
torchebearers had viij long gownes of Redd Damask like- 
wise garnished T: all furnished with straunge heades (xvj), 
vyzardf, skarfes, fa wchins, Buskins garters T: wrestbands 
according. 

Loomewoorke white T: black braunched vj long gownes 
garded w fc black velvett, Imbrodred w* lace lyned w* 
Tynsell % edged with ffrenge ; whose Torchebearers had 
vj longe Gownes of Changeable TafFata blew T: yolo gar- 
nished w* sylver lace and frenge having likewise xij 
strange heades T: 1 2 vizards w l skarfes fFawchins bus- 

Maskes vj kins > ^ 



vidz. of 



Murre Sattyn one of vj Long Gownes % for the Torche- 
bearers vj long gownes of Chaungeable TafFata gar- 
nished w* sylver Lace % frenge having xij straunge headf 
curiusly decked withvyzardf skarfes, fFachyns buskins, T:c. 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 15 

The other ij maskf were but translated % otherwise 
garnished being of the former nuber by meanes wherof 
the Chardge of W r kmanshipp 1 attendaunce is cheefely 
to be respected. 

Itm one of the forenamed Maskf had going before it 
a Childe gorgeusly decked for Mercury, who uttered a 
speeche : % presented iij fflowers (wroughte in silke T: 
golde) to the Queenes Ma tie signefieng victory, peace, % 
plenty, to ensue. He had also ij torchebearers in Long 
gownes of changeable Taffata with him. 

Upon w ch vj Maskes the Residue of all Themptions 
this yeare broughte into thoffice, for the moste parte was 
Employed. The Remayne of all the forenamed stuf not 
on theise plaies T: Maskf Employed. Resteth in the 
hands of the seid M r of this office % suche as he comytted 
the custody therof unto, till farder service Required the 
same. 

Edward Buggyn. T. Blagrave* John Arnold, 

Marche, Aprill % Maye in anno RR nae Elizabth. xiiij t0 

Sdict. Allowaunces 

Due unto 
Ayryng, Repayryng Layeng abrode, Turning, sow- the W r kmen 

ing, amending, Tacking, spunging, wyping Brushing, ** nd ^ tt ^. n " 

sweeping, Caryeng, ffowlding, suting, putting in order lowing for 

and safe bestowing of the Garment^ vestures, Armo r W r kman- 

pperties and other stuf, store % Implement^ of the seide an( j atten- 

office for the safegarde, Refreshing and Reddynesse daunce ge- 

thereof % Agaynste the Coommyng of Duke Momme- Jg^office * 

rancie Embassado r for Fraunce. In all (Betweene Shrove- Betweene 

tewsdaie in the seide xiiii th vere, and the last daye of Shrovetews- 
™ • •, • , v i ^ , • , day and the 

May in the seide yeare) xx" Dayes wherin the partyes i as t daye of 

dilligently wrowghte and attended within the seide office. Maye a° 

.,q xiiij t0 prse- 

vldz! dictae vidz. 

upon, 



16 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

Wages to Taylers and others woorking 1 attending the 
premisses those xx li . daies. vid3. Sm a viij u . xiij 8 . iiij d . 

The Porter John Dawncye xx 8 . 

The officers The M r of thoffice, v3 S r Thom a s Benger Knighte at 

in respect of yy.. by the daie iiijii. 

dyett during J J -* J 

those xx li The Clerkcomptrowler, vz) Edward Buggin esqkier at 

daies. ij s> the daie xl 8 . 

The Clerke, v3 Thom a s Blagrave esquier at ij s . the 

daie xl 8 . 

The yoman, vz! John Arnolde at ij s . the daie xl 8 . 

Sm a of all theise wages amouteth unto : xix 11 . xiij 8 . iiij d . 
Edward Buggyn. T. Blagrave. John Arnold. 

Emptions T: pvizions made within the same tyme 

vidzl 

John Dauncy for ffewell by him bowghte of Will a m 
Newman by the appoyntment of the seide S r Thom a s 
Benger T: to him delyvered in Marche aforeseide, v3 iiij 
ml T: an halfe of Billettf at xiij 3 . the thowsande ; lviij 8 . 
Tallwood iiij Lodes at v s . iiij d . the lode ; xxj 8 . iiij d . And 
fagattf iiij Lodes at v 8 . the Lode xx 8 . In all ; 

iiij 11 . xix 8 . x d . 

Henri Callewaye for a Table with a frame T: sundry 
other necessaries by him delyvered into thoffice by the 
comaundement of the seid M r xxx 8 . 

Sm a of all Themptions vj 11 . ix 8 . x d . 

From Sm a to li3 of all the Charges of this office any way 

Shrovetews- G. rowen f rom Shrovetewsdaie untill June aforeseide 

dave untill 

June in a xxvj 11 . iij 8 . ij d . 

R R n8e nra?- 

dictae xiiij t0 . Edward Buggyn. T. Blagrave. John Arnold. 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 17 

[BOOK IL] 

1573. 
REVELLS. 

The Booke of Charges growen w*in Thoffice of the One yeare 
Queenes Ma te Revells aforesaide in One whole yeare la g t '"f^™ 
scilt. From the Laste daye of Maye (1572) in the xiiij th Anno RR n « 
yeare of Matf? Reaigne Untill the ffirst daye of June E1 yzabeth 
1573 in the xv th yeare saving the Warderobe stuf which 
is not here mencyoned bycawse it was not bowghte by 
any officer of the seide office, but delyvered to thoffice by 
John Fortescue esq^er M r of the Queenes Ma ties great 
Warderobe. 

There is added also in the ende of this booke the And ffyve 

Charges that grew within v Monethes as afore is saide ; ^ °?. e ! 

vidz, June, July, August, September, and October in Last daye of 

the saide xv th yeare ; w*in which tyme there was w'ke % October a° 

. xv t0 p r d 

attendaunces especially against the Progresse into Kent 

as there in thend of this Booke at Lardge appereth. 

Woorkf doone T; attendauncf seven within the seide J° n e Anno 
Office and on Thaffares therof within the same tyme -, '-.to * 
For % upon the devyzing, newmaking, translating, re- 
pay ring, Fyttyng, Furnishing, Garnishing % setting 
foorthe of sundry kind? of Apparell, properties and fur- 
niture for One Maske showen at White hall before her 
Ma t,e % Duke Momerancie Embassador for Fraunce. 
Together w* the Emptions 1 pvisions bowghte and pro- 
vyded for the same. And all other charge growen 
by meanes therof within this Office (the Warderobe stuf 
as before is said only excepted) pticulerly ensueth. 

C 



18 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



Officers in 
Respect of 
Diett 



Taylers % others woorking T; attending upon the pre- 
misses viz! Sm a lviij 11 . viij 8 . ij d 
pptymakers Habberdash re Imbroderers T:c 

Sm a xviij 11 . x 8 . iiij d 



dayes 

thedaie 30., 



nights 

.10.. 



The M r at iiij 

The Clerkcontrowler at ij s . p die ...30 10 

TheClerke at ij 8 . p diem ; 30 10 

The Yoman at ij s . p diem; 30 10 



li. 

.... viij 
.... iiij 
.... iiij 
.... iiij 
Sm a xx u 



June xiiij t0 Sm a of all theise Wages 



iiijxvij 11 . viij 8 . vj d . 
John Fortescue, 
Henry Sekeforde. 
Edward Buggyn. 
Thom a s Blagrave. 
John Arnold. 



The silk- 
weaver and 
her percells 



June 1572 xiiij t0 . 

Eruptions, &c. 
Jone Bowll for Copp Sylver Frenge Twist and bone 
Lace. lix. ft> T; x. qzl qf. at xviij d . thounce. lxxj u . xj 8 . 
iiij d . Golde Frenge at ij 8 . vj d . thounce ij ft) j. oz. q^. iiij 11 . 
iij 8 . j. ob. Copp silver % silkf Buttons and loopes iiij. 
ft) xiij. oz. di. at ij 8 . the ounce ; iiij iij 11 . ix s . vj d . 



The silk- 
woman 



Ales Mowntague for Bone Lace wrowghte w fc sylver and 
spangells vij ouncf at ix 8 . thounce. lxiij 8 . Golde plate, j. 
oz. iij ck tr8 at vij 8 . thounce ; xij 8 . iij d . Lawne of fine 
white Netwoorke at xij 8 . the yarde iij yardes di. xlij 8 . 
(Itm delyvered to M rs Swegoo to garnishe ix heades and 
ix skarfes for the ix Muzes owte of thoffice. vidS. Spa- 
nish silke of sundry cullers, w in s iiij ozcf iij q^ 3 at ij 8 . vj d . 
thounce. xj 8 . x d . ob. Heads of heare drest and tymmed Vu 
at xxiij 8 . iiij d the peece in all ix, x 11 . x s . Sisters threade, 
j oz. ij 8 . Lawne for skarfes white % open xiiij yardf di. 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 19 

at iij 8 . iiij d . the yarde— xlviij 8 . iiij d . White Sipers for 
skarfes xxvj yardes at ij 8 . iiij d . the yarde; lx s . viij d . 
Frenge of golde twisted for the same skarfes xiiij ozcf 
at vij s . viij d . the o2. c.vij 8 . iiij d . Bone Lace cheyne 
Frenge T; edging lace of golde T; silv r with spangles xxvij 
ozj. di at viij 8 . the ounce; xj 11 . Poynting Ribbon of 
golde sy\v r and sylke 102 yardes at viij d . the yarde— iij u . 
viij 8 . | Ribon of penny brode silke j. oz q rt at iij 8 . thounce ; 
iij 8 . ix d . Parchement Lace of watchett and sylver at vij 8 . 
viij d . the ounce ij oz. qf xvij 8 . iij d . Laces of Crymsen 
ij at xvj d . the peece ; ij 8 . viij d . Spanish Lace % white 
heare laycying v doozen at ij 8 . the doozen ; x 8 . Boxes to 
put the heades and skarfes in ij at ij 8 . the peece : iiij 8 . 
in all. xliiij 11 . iij 8 j d . ob. 

Willm Bowll for xxxij long flowers iiij stalkes the Silkwever 

peece at viij d . the stalke ; iiij 11 . v 8 . iiij d . striggfT of bay an f hl£ per " 

32 ecus. 

Leaves for twigg headf at vj d . the peece. xvj 8 . single 
Roses at ij d . the peece xviij dozen, xxxvj 8 . Flowers in 
Branches xj doze at viij d . the braunche; iiij u . viij 8 . 
Reedes. ij d . Canvas x ells at x d . the ell ; viij 8 . iiij d . 
Vandelas iiij ells di at xiij d . thell; iiij 8 . x. ob. single 
pancf iiij dozen; iiij 8 . viij d . Flowers of needlew r k °t 
golde xxvij *\ iiij labells p*ce ; iiij 11 . xij 8 . viij d . Rose 
headeded nayles M ; xx d . in all xvj 11 . xvij 8 . viij d . ob. 

John Rosse (gent) for mony to him due for making of Property- 
a Chariott of xiiij foote long T: viij foote brode w* a Rock maker 
upon it % a fowntayne therin w* the furnishing and gar- 
nishing therof for Apollo and the Nine Muzes,by the com- 
position *X appoyntment of the aforeseide John Forteskue 
esquier % Henri Sackford esquier. lxvj 11 .xiij 8 . iiij d . 

James Macredye for making of a Castell for Lady Property- 
peace to sytt 1 be browghte in before the Queenes Ma tie maker 

c 2 



20 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



Patterne- 
raaker 



T; for dyvers things by him bowghte, and employed on 
the same ; together w* the wages by him demaunded for 
payment of suche as wroughte upon the same, in all xvj 11 . 
But alowed only xiij 11 . xv 8 . 

Robert Trunkye arras for patternes by him made 
and plottf for sundry devices requizite in this office 1 at 
this tyme employed in all xxx s . 



The Joyner 
and propty- 
maker and 
his percells. 



John Carow for vj dozen of golde Lether at ij 8 . viij d . 
the dooze; xvj 9 . for xviij feltf at xij d . the peece; xviij 8 . 
for iiij staves at vj d . the peece ij 8 . for ij felt£ for women ; 
xvj d . Nayells. iij d . Feltf at viij d . the peece xij ; viij 8 . 
One Turky Bowe and iij arrowes ; xv d . Packthred ; ij d . 
Bannarstaves vj. at iiij d . the peece ; ij 8 . for making of vj 
yardf of cheyne w* the golde lether; vj 8 . for another 
cheyne of xv yardf ; viij 8 . for ffyne fflower for past ; ij d . 
Glew 5 iiij d . for xv feltf more at viij d . the peece ; x 8 . for 
iiij dozen more of golde lether ; ix s . ij d . for a Bolte 
shackles It a coller for discorde, ij 8 . for boordes for the 
floore % shelves in the coutinghowse ; xvj 8 . for Rafters 
1 grunsells, xiiij 8 . for Wenskot. xiij 8 . For Nayles of 
sundry sort£; vj 8 . viij d . for frames for wyndowes; x 8 . 
for joyntf staples hookf ^ henges for windowes T: doores ; 
ix 8 . viij d . for making of a portall, shelves, dores, boxes 
T: mending the floore T; seeling in the same ; x s . viij d . In 
all as by one of his billf : iiij 11 . iiij 8 . viij d . And by the 
other entred 1 paid by Dodmer the Clerkf appointm 1 iiij 11 . 

viij 11 . iiij 8 . viij d . 



Painter &c. Will a m Lyzarde for xviij pencells at viij d . the peece ; 
xij 8 . for Banners iiij at vj 8 . viij d . the peece ; xxvj 8 . viij d . 
Crownes ij ; v s . for paynting ij Marshalls staves ; ij 8 . for 
paynting a castell ; x 8 . the Rock T; churche in the Castle; 
x 8 . The pillers Arcatrye, frize cornish % the roofe gilt 
w* golde and ffine silver ; c s . The Armes of England 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 21 

and Fraunce upon it 3 x 8 . the wingf ; iiij 8 . certeyne gar- 
londf : xx s . Ollyff Braunches and snakes 3 vij 8 . Avi- 
zard for Argus ; ij 8 . Candlestick^ likwise by him paynted, 
ij dozen ; iiij 11 . A prison for discord ; v 8 . for drawing 
of divers hedpeeces; vj 8 . viij d . for gilding iiij. pillers of 
a waggon, iij 8 . iiij d . xv 11 . iij 8 . viij d . 

Philipp Gunter for xxx ti . peeces of Buckerams vzJ. Upholster 
xxvj at xj 8 the peece; xiiij 11 . vj 8 . One pee. more of &c * 
Bridge Buckeram ; xij 8 . And iij peecf of Rownde 
Buckerams, at iiij 8 . iiij d . the peece ; xiij 8 . In all. 

xv u . xj 8 . 

Barnard Fabyan for seering Candell. vj. ft> at xvj d . Chaundler 
the ft> ; viij 8 . Weeke and Cotten Candell xij ft> ; ij 8 . 
ix d . vj peeces of corde and Lyne 5 iij 8 . viij d . In all . 

xiiij 8 . v d . 

— Gyles for ij dozen di. of fyne weemens vizardes, at Haberdasher 
xxiiij 8 . the doozen ; iij 11 . I tin. vj fyne Turkes vizardes 
after xxiiij 8 . the doozen ; xij 8 . In all iij doozen vizard^. 

lxxij 8 . 

Thomas Greene the Cofer Maker for covering the Coffermaker 
seate of the chariot wheron the muzes sate % for him T; 
his ij s r vaunt£ attendaunce °t woo r kf doone within this 
tyme in all ; xxij 8 . vj d . 

John Ogle for Curling of Heare made of Black silk for Property- 
discord^ heade (being lx ouncf ) price of his woorkman- 
shipp theron only is. vij 8 . viij d . 

Rychard Bryan T:c. for mony by him disbursed 1 to Messengers 
him p d by Brian Dodmer for horshier % expences in tra- 
velling abowte thaffares of this office at this tyme by 



22 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



thappoyntment of M r Forteskue 1 M r Sackforde sundry 
tymes in all, xxvj 9 . viij d . 



Buskin- 
maker 



John Farrynton for inking viij payer of white star- 
tops of cloth of sylver 1 for theier sowles : viij 3 . for 
making *\ sowling ix paier of sattyn : ix s . Yolow caffa 
xij paier xij 8 of iij paier of Buskins one being cloth of 
golde for Allphonse, the other, ij of Caffa at xx d . the 
paier w* theier soiling lether. v s . Rybbon for Laces ij 
ouncf cjj : ij s . vj d . And for Tagging of Laces : iiij d . In 
all : xxxvj 8 . x d . 



^°T? SarieS Bryan Dodmer for mony by him disbursed for sundry 

wardes Necessaries at dyvers tymes and for his contynuall at- 

tendaunce % s r vice during the tyme aforeseide in this 

office. xl s . 



Wyer- 

drawers. 



Thom a s Leverett for white Rownde plates turnde in 
with a crest for xxihj braunches eche bearing iiij (for 
lights) at viij d . the peece : lxiiij 8 . Wyer to hang them 

iiij 

by vj ft at xvj d . the ft : viij 8 . Greate Wyers that went 
crosse the hall. w. iiij ft the peece at xvj d . the ft : xxj s . 
iiij d , A lighte for the churche : xij d . Nailes M : xvj d . 
j ft more of fyne wyer : xvj d . ij ft of drawen wyer : 
iij 8 . iiij d . — iiij ft q> tr greate wyer at xvj d . the ft: v 8 . 
viij d . — Doobble plat at viij d . the peece xv peecf : x 8 . — 
c.c. payer of elapses : xij d . And for wagf for vj of his 
s r vauntf that attended % wroute at the Coo r te and in 
thoffice this tyme in all : xx 8 . viij d . All which his mony 
for theise ncells amounteth unto : vj 11 . xvij 8 . viij d . 



Paynter for Haunce Eottf for drawing and paynting of dyvers 1 
sundry patternes : vS . of the Chariott T; mownte (w ch 
Rose made) w* all the nsonages apparell and Instrumetf 
T; setting them owte in apte coollo r s -t such like s r vice by 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 23 

him doone in this office at this tyme at the request T; 
apoyntment of M r Alphonse % thofficers as by his bill 
x u . xv s . reduced by thofficers to : iiij u . xix 8 . 

Petrucio for his travell *\ paynes taken in pparacon Rewardes 

408 - &« 

for the same mask % for recompence to M ris Swego % for ^ c * 

88. 

the Muzisian that towghte the ladies. In all iiij u . ij 8 . 
v* 1 . as by his bill. But alowed for all only. lxiiij 8 . v d . 

Thom a s Booreman for mony by him disbursed for Necessaries 
Lynkes, Torches, T: other necessaries with Boethier T; 
Reward^ geven to dyvers porters, Messengers and 
woorkemen by the clerkf appointm*. xx s . 

John Weaver for mony to him due for Buttons of Sylkwever 
greene silke and golde T: for lace of the same employed 
by John Arnolde upon a skarfe for one of the gentle- 
wemen Maskers, price : xj s . viij d . 

Edwarde Buggin esquier clerkcomptrowler of this 
Office for mony by him disbursed and taken upon him 
to dyvers gsons for sundry pcells of ware 1 s r vices fol- 
lowing : vidz! 

To Pecock for ij peecf of blew and Crimsen Merser. 

Tyncell cont xxxiiij yardes di. at viij 8 . the y r de : xiij 11 . 
xvj 8 . Black Tyncell v yardf . xlj 8 . And for yolo Sattyn 
ij yardes di : xxj 8 . iij d . in all, xvj li . xviij 8 . iij d . 

John Will a mson for xlj ells white Tyncell at vij 8 . thell Mercer. 

xiiij 11 . vij 8 . 

M rs Dane for xlij ells canvasse at xiiij d . thell : xlix 8 . Lynnen- 

draper. 

To Will a m Rowe for Blew tyncell x yardes at vj s . Mercer. 



24 



EXTRACT FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



viiij d . the yarde : lxvj 8 . viij d . Crimsen sattyn iij yard£ : 
xxxj 8 . Crimsen Tyncell xx yardes: vj u . xiij a . iiij d . 
Blew Tyncell 1 crimsen lxxvij y r des (tf* at vj 8 . viij d . 
the yarde : xxv 11 . xiiij 8 . x d . In all. xxxvij 11 . v 8 . x d . 

Sylkwoman. ]y[ris Wyett for carnacon and sylver Lawne xxj yardf 
iij q* r at the yarde : vij 11 . xij 8 . iij d . Sylver Tyncell 
xviij yardes : xlv 8 . Ribbon of Silver T; golde iiij doze 
di at the doze : xj 8 . iij d . 

x u . viij 8 . vj d . 



Sylkwever 



MilHon r . 

Habber- 
dasher 

Stacion r . 

Mercer. 

Gylder. 

Fethermaker 
Mercer. 

Smyth. 

Basket- 
maker. 



John Wever of Saint Martins for Copp silver frenge 
xvij oz ce at the ounce : xxv 8 . silk heare ij tt> price : 
I s . Copp silver purled and laced Frenge oz) at 
the ounce viij 8 . vj d . iiij 11 . xiij 8 . vj d . 

To the Millioner for one yard q> tr of couterfete cloth 
of golde p*ce : xxij 8 . 

To — Hobson for iij doze gold skines viij 8 . 

To the stacyon r for a lidg r booke Tx. v s . ij d . 

To Barnes for v y r ds di. tincell : lxiij 8 . 

To Dyrick for gilding 8 hedpeecf xl s . 

To the Fethermaker for Fethers : x 8 . 

To John Lacye for di. y r de tyncell : xxij d . 

To the smith for lockf and keyes, lc. xij 8 . viij d . 

To the Basketmaker for viij Moldf for heade peecf : 
xvj 8 . One greate Baskett : ix 8 . for bringing and mend- 
ing the other baskettf in thoffice ; v a . xxx s . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 25 

To a Bargeman for cariages by wat r x s . : Cariage 

To John Farrington for ij ffelt? : xx d . 

To the Porters that watched all nighte at the black Rewardes 
Fryars brydge for the cummyng of the stuf from the 
Coorte : ij 9 . 

To the woo r kmen that wayted on the Mask all nighte Rewardes 
who had no tyme to eate theyer supper xvj of them by 
way of Rewardes in all : vij 8 . 

vji. liijs. 

To Thom a s Clatterbooke for billet? for Coles, 1 for ffewell 
Nayles for a chariot : x 8 . ij d . 

For his owne °t his servaunt? expences in botehier Botehierand 
Lynk? 1 sundry other necessaries boughte 1 reward? Necessaries, 
geven to Messeng r s, w*in this tyme in all : xx 8 . 

To M r . Arnolde Yoman of thoffice for Threade of Necessaries, 
sundry sort? cullers and pric? su in Bowlt? % su by ft> : 
c.x 8 . x d . Tape j ft) v 8 . % iij pec? iij 8 . : viij 8 . past pap : 
xxiij 8 . pack threade : iij d . Nailes : vj d . Hookes and eyes : 
vj d . silke: xij d . Corde: ij 8 . Bent?: iij 8 . Cotten to 
makeRowles: vj 8 . Rybbon for poyntyng : ix 8 . Pinnes 
a thowsand: xij d . Gloves: lix 8 . vj d . Sweete water: 
iij 8 . iiij d . Billett? : vj 8 . Rushes : vij 8 . iiij d . Bote hier : 
xx d . Cariages : iij 8 . Seering Candell : iiij d . other light? : 
vj d . Rewardes : iij 8 . In all : xij 11 . ix 8 . ix d . 

All whiche mony amounteth unto : ex 11 , xv 8 . iiij d . 

Walter Rippon for a Chariett w* all manner of Neces- Waggon- 
saries therto belonging w ch s r ved at the Tryumphe in maker - 
the nighte at Whitehall, % there broke and spoyled as the 
clerk was enformed. v u . vij 8 . 



26 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



June xiiij t0 . Sm a of all theise Emptions and provisions for the seide 

Maske w* all the expencf 1 alowauncf (besides the 

wages afore settowte) amounteth unto 

c.cccix 11 . iij 8 . ij d . 

ex. John Fortescue, 
Henry Sekeforde. 
Edward Buggyn. 
Thomas Blagrave. 
John Arnold, 



June yet in 
anno RR I1£B 
Elizabeth 
xiiij to . 



Wages to 
thartiffic r s 
and gar- 
nishee. 



The Banketting Howse made at White Hall (then) 
for Thentertaynement of the seide Duke did drawe the 
Charges ensuing for the Covering therof with Canvasse. 
The Decking therof with Birche 1 Ivie. And the fret- 
ting and garnishing therof with fflowers, T: Comparte- 
mentf , w* pendente T: armes paynted T; gilded for the 
purpose. The ffloore therof being all strewed with Roze 
leaves pickt % sweetned w* sweete waters ^tc. The 
wages for the dooing wherof. Themptios and provi- 
zions therefore : Together w* Rewardes and alowances 
Incident As also the partyes Names to whome, by 
whome, T: wherfore the same was payde (1 is to be 
alowed) pticculerly ensue : 

vidS 

John Drawater for mony by him paide unto 30. Bas- 
ketmakers, that made the frettf , 3 drawers of the pat- 
ternes for them according to the measure of the walls, 
Roofe, % Windowes, 17 Plasterers % others that Lathed 
the howse all the Inside to fasten the birche unto : 66 
Labowrers or rather Deckers of the howse with Birche 
T: Ivie in all, 1 16 nsons ; xxj u . xvij 8 . And for Botehier, 
Reward^ to messengers T: expencf in vittelling himselfe 
T: iij of his ffellows ; xxv 8 . vj d . In all 

xxiij 11 , ij s . vj d . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 27 

XX 

Nycholas Stubbe for iiij viij Lodes of Birche ; xv 11 . Byrche and 
viij s . For flowers ; lix s . vj d . Ivye v Lodes with the fflowers to 
Cariage ; I s . and for Horshier, Botehier, $ Reward^ to 
him selfe T: others travelling and attending aboute the 
provision aforeseide : xxxv 8 . viij d . all : xxij u . xiij s . ij d . . 

John Sepeh a m for flowers and other necessaries by him fflowers &c. 
pvyded at Kingston 1 browghte to white hall. v2 . Base to S arnishe - 
Rope % Lyne bounde rownde aboute with fflowers 1560 
ffadam; c.vj 8 . Flowers xij Baskettf full; x s . Pack- 
threade xxx ft; xv 8 . Crowne garland^ of Roses, x; 
vj 8 . viij d . Roses x bushels ; viij 8 . iiij d . Strewing herbes 
T: sweete flowers ; xj 8 . viij d . Torches Lynkf T; other 
lightf; viij 8 . vj d . Reward^ by him paid to sundry 
w r kemen % women that wroughte nighte % daye ; xviij 8 . 
x d . His owne Rewarde for all his paynes; xl 8 . Bote 
hier T: other Cariages in all ; viij 8 . vj d . all as by his 
booke appereth. p d . by M r Forteskue xj u . xiij 9 . vj d . 

John Robinson for flowers broughte in to the Cockpitt fflowers &c. 

at White Hall w* other necessaries v2 . Flowers of all to g arnisn 

. together w l 

sortf taken up by comyssion % gathered in the feeldes ; wa g e s &c. 

ix 11 . xiiij 8 . iiij d . Base Rope xxx fadom in ; xx 8 . — sand- 

wiche corde, packthreade, twyne, bynding threade T: 

needells in all ; lxx 8 . ij d . Flaskettf T: Baskettf to carry 

the flowers; ix 8 . for Botehier from Brayneforde and 

abowte the same preparacons ; x 8 . Wages by him payd 

to 214 Woorkfolkes the most of them being women 

that gathered bownde and sorted the flowers w* reward^ 

by him p d /in all ; xj u . xij 8 . vj d . Lynkf and other lightf 

by him bowghte ; iiij 8 . And for his owne Rewarde for 

all his paynes travell % attendaunce; xxvj 8 . viij d . In 

all : xxviij 11 . vj 8 . viij d . 

XX 

John Whitwell for Cariage of iiij ix Lodes of Byrche Cariage of 

Birche &c. 



28 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

from sundry places browghte to White Hall by sundry 
persons at sundry rates as the p r veior compounded and 
as appereth more Lardgely in his booke ; xj u . xv s . 

fflowers, &c. Will a m Hunnys for Rozes xlvj Bushells ; xlvj 9 . Pinkf 
and privett fflowers in all; xiij 9 . iiij d . Hiiny suckells 
vj bushells 5 xij d . more Roses xxxiij bushells w* basket^ ; 
xxxiiij 9 . x d . privett flowers xix bushells; xij 3 . viij d . 
Strewing herbes xij bushells; v s . Baskettf; ij 8 . viij d . 
Glasse Bottells ij of iiij gallons ; iiij 9 . Rose Water iiij 
gallons ; xK Botehier T; portage v 8 . viij d . In all : 

viij 11 . v 8 . ij d . 

Rewardes. Henri Sackforde esquier for Reward^ by him geven 

upon the necessitie of expedicon emongs the men % Wo- 
men w r king all Nighte upo the premiss^ T; for making 
kleane the banketting howse % keeping the dores in all 

xlix 8 . vj d . 

Cariage &c. Will a m Boorne for mony by him paide for cariage of 
Rewardes y j Lodeg of j yye fr - skot]and to White Hall ^ f()r flowers 

with tables and tressells T: his owne paynes ij daies % one 
nighte. In all x 8 . ij d . 

victualls Bryan Dodmer for Breade and Cheese Tic. to serve the 

hor^hier and P^ asterers ^ nat wrowghte all the nighte T: mighte not be 
Rewardes. spared nor trusted to go abrode to supper % for iij greate 
steanes % iij drinking pottf in all; xiiij 9 . and for his 
owne attendaunce T: service w th his s r vaunt£ travell to % 
fro abowte the jJmissf theier horshyer, Botehier, expencf 
of diet *\ for Lynckf T: Reward^ unto messengers run- 
nyng betweene saint James T: the Coorte Tx. sundry 
tymes T: for cariage of dyvers necessaries to T; fro in all. 
xl s . paid by M r . Forteskue liiij 3 . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 29 

Awdryan Awdrianson for Wicker Roddf to make Basket- 
frettf ; xxxv s . the Cariage fro eschepe to White Hall ; ma er * 
xx d . In all. xxxvj 9 . viij d . 

Vander Valloy for mony by him disbursed for Roddf Basket- 
of seasoned wyckers 30 bundells ; lxv 8 . Hoopes, 200 ; maker - 
viij 8 . Nayles ; xij d . Cariages by water and Land ; ij 9 . 
vj d . Wages for hym selfe besides viij 9 . before paid by 
F. Drawater ; iiij 8 . vj d . iiij 11 . xij d . 

Will a m Lyzarde for x peecf and pendente fastned to Painter and 
them of iiij foote over ; iiij 11 . iiij pendente of xiiij inches ms P erce 'l s * 
over ; xv 8 . xvj pendente of x Inches ; xxxij 8 * viij doo- 
zen Roses ; iiij 11 . ij dozen di. of fflowerdeluces ; xv 8 . for 
patternes x 8 . all paynted gylded % bestowed on the seide 
howse for the better garnishing *\ setting foorth therof. 

xj u . xij 8 . 

Thomas Mathew for Nayles of all sortC dd to M r For- Ironmonger, 
tescue then % there employed and for ij peececes of base 
Rope in all. lxxviij 8 . x d . 

John Capp % Richard Warmingh a m for theier service Rewardes 
daye T; nighte whiles the birche was browghte in untill 



saries. 



it was employed % for mony by them disbursed for iiij 
greate knyves to cutt the Birche T: vj Linckf, iij canvas 
baggs to conteyne % carry the Nailes T: certeyne pack- 
threde to the deckers, T: for kepping the by r che from 
sealing, J, serving the birchers % lathers T;c. in all. xx 8 . 

M ris Dane for xx 11 peecf of Vandelas to cover the Ban- Lynen dra- 
kettinghowse conteyning in the whole 1006 ells, at xiij d . ' 
thell ; liiij 11 . ix 8 . x d . Itm more for xvij ells of the same 
rate vS. xiij d . ; xviij 8 . v d . And for 130 ells Canvas at 
xij d . the ell; vj 11 . x 8 . In all lxj 11 . xviij 8 . iij d . 



30 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

Wages of Robert Welton for his owne wages T: the wages of 

Taillers xy - «paylers by him paid for W r kmanshipp doone 

upon the same Canvas to Coover the howse in all. 

xlij s . xj d . 

Wages or Thom a s Hales for cutting owte of the Canvas 1 fitting 

Rewardes. the same for the howse % for his attendaunce % ordering 

therof. XX s . 

fflowers ne- John Forteskue esquier for mony by his owne handf dis- 

cessanes and k urse( j dy Vers % SU ndrv waies for thexpedicon furnishing 
Rewardes w l . J . J r ° 

Botehier &c. ^ garnishing therof. To John Barber for flowers ; lxx 3 . 

To W m Rowden and Rowlande for flowers T: rewarde for 

s r vice done, lvj 9 . John Trice for fflowers T; Rose water ; 

c.xj s . vj d . To Robert Jones for Ivie ; xviij 3 . for Candel- 

stickf w* lightf ; xxvj 3 . viij d . for Thred % Iyer ; xvj s . 

viij d . Cariages sundry tymes of sundry things incident 

to the jJmissf ; xxiij 3 . iiij d . Botehier ; xxvj 3 . viij d . To 

gregory Glazier for flowers *\ w r k£ ; iiij 11 . To John 

Browne for setting up T: taking downe the canvas ; xij 3 . 

And to sundry other psons by him uzed in the seide 

s r vice as the necessitie of and aid therin required ; lxvj 3 . 

viij d . In all as by his notes therof appeereth. 

xxv 11 . vij 3 . vj d . 

Sm a of theise Chargf for the Bankettinghowse made 
in June aforesaide. ccxxiiij 11 . vj s . x d . 

June anno Sm a of all theise Charges growen w*in the tyme afore- 

RR na? Eliz. S aide Bothe for the Maske and also for the Banketting- 
p r d. xiiii to . 

howse amounteth together unto D.cc.xxx 11 . xviij 8 . vj d . 

John Fortescue. 
Henry Sekeforde. 
Edward Buggyn. 
Tfrom a s Blagrave. 
John Arnold. 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 31 

Ayryng Repayryng, Layeng abrode Turning sowing, July, Au- 
amending, Tacking, Spunginge, wyping, Brushing, & us *» ^ e P" 
Making Cleane, ffowlding, suting, putting in order, October 
Layeng up and safe Bestowing of the Garment^, Ves- Anno R R° ffl 
tures 1 ffurniture w* the stuf, store and Implement^ of ^ Novem- 
the saide Office for the safegarde, Refreshing, and Redy- ber anno 
nesse therof, Doone at sundry tymes as the Necessitie E f- gni r/™ 
therof Required. Betwene the first of July and the last xv t0 . 
of November aforesaide wroughte fl attended upon by 
the parties ffollowinge as theier Nuber of daies severall 
wages T: alowauncf here after appere. vid3 

Taylers and others woo r king and attending the pre- 
missf. Sm a xxix 11 . vj 8 . viij d . 

daies li. 

The M r at iiij 8 . by the daye 40 viij Officers for 

The Clerkcomptrowler at ij 8 . p die 40 iiij theier diett. 

The Clerk at ij 8 . by the daie 40 iiij Vldz ' 

The Yoman at ij 8 . by the daie 40 iiij 

Sm a of all theise Wages. xlix u . vj 8 . viij d . 



John Arnolde Yoman of this Office for mony by him Necessaries, 
disbursed for Thredd of sundry cullers; vj 8 . viij d . 
Brushes of sundry sortf redd % white ; v s . iiij d . Fewell ; 
xxvj 8 . viij d . Nayles, Hamers, Pincers % other neces- 
saryes from the Ironmunger; vj 8 . Lyghtf, Corde, T: 
other chaundry ware; vij 8 . Glew T: a melting pott; 
xiiij d . a hatchett; xvj d . Dust baskettf; xvj d . A 
shovell ; viij d . Broomes ; xij d . Boordes, Rafters, T: 
Waynskott to mend the small presses T; to make shelves 
% pticions; xx 8 . Bowltf, Hookes, Henges, Lockf % 
Keyes ; viij 8 . Rubbers T: spunges ; ij 8 . Rushes ; vj 8 . 
viiij d . Sm a iiij 11 . xiij 8 . x d . 



32 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OP 

July August Sm a of all the Chargf growen w 4 in the same v 

September Monpthps Kffiu v jd. 

and October Monetnes - 11U J • V J • 

anno RR U8B John Fortescae. 

E }™; P rd - Edward Buggyn. 

xmj t0 and m w v* 9 

November Thom a s Blagrave. 

xv t0 . John Arnold, 



December New making, Translating, Repayring, ffytting, ffur- 

pokruS an n i snm g> Garnishing and attending the wares, apparell, 
RR n5B Eliz. properties, stuf, store, and Implement^ of the seide 
Office for the apte setting foorthe of Sundry Playes and 
Maskf w 4 other sporty % pastymes for her Ma te Recrea- 
c6n showen this yeare in Christm a s % Shrovetyde at 
Hampto Coorte and at Greenewiche the Chargf wherof 
growen aswell by meanes of Wages as Emptions % pro- 
vizions over and besides the warderob stuf hereafter pti- 
culerly ensueth 

vidzl. 
Taylers % others working T; attending the premisses 
the first at xx d . the p die, and all the rest at xij d . 

c.xvij 11 . ix 9 . iiij d . 



XV 



Paynters xxij 11 . iiij 8 . iiij d . 

Will a m Lyzard for gilding % paynting sundry things 
at his howse vidzl . Patternes for psonages of Men % 
Women in strange attyer, hedepeecf , dishes for frutes 
% ffishes in all : xx s . iiij d . 

Bryan Dodmer for his Attendaunce % service doone 
in the seid Office dyvers and sundry waies within the 
same tyme T, in full satisfacon for all his disbursement^ 
for necessaries imployed in the seide office T: expencf in 
the affares therof for, c s . by him demaunded. In the 
whole alowed but ; lxvj 8 . viij d . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 83 

Proptymakers, Imbroderers, Habberdasherf and theier 
s r vaunt£ 1 attendant^ by the daye at \ xlv 11 . viij s . x d . 

daies nights li. s. 

The M r at iiij 8 . p diem ; ... 80 ... 17 xix viij Offycers for 

Clerkcomptrowler at ij s . ; ... 80 ... 17 ix xiiij theier diett 

The Clerke at ij 80 ... 17 ix xiiij vidz ' 

The Yomen at ij 80 ... 17 ix xiiij 

xlviij x 

Sm a of all the Wages in December, January, and 
February a° RR n8e Eliz. jJd. xv t0 * cc.xxxvij 11 . xix 8 . vj d . 

ex r . John Fortescue. 
Henri/ Sekeforde. 
Edward Buggyn. 
Thom a s Blagrave. 
John Arnold. 

Emptions % provizions for Christm a s T:c. as before a 
RR naj EliS. xv to vidzl 

XX 

Philipp Gunter for iiij iiij peecf of Buckeram at iiij 9 . thupholster. 
the peece amounting unto ; xvj u . xvj s . 

John Arnolde for iiij ft Redd Thred ; xiij 8 . iiij d . for Necessaries, 
iij ft Blew Thred ; x s . for ij ft di. of gold thred ; viij 8 . 
iiij d . iij ft di. of greene thred xj 8 . viij d . iij ft Black 
Thred ; vj 8 . x ft di. White thredd ; xxxiij 8 . iiij d . For 
Cariage of Rubbish owte of the howses; xij d . For 
flower to make paste ; vj d . Pap ; iiij d . ij oz. di. of sylke 
V s . Tape iij qf* of ft iij 8 . Bumbast to make snoballs ; 
v s . vj d . Lynnen cloth to lyne a Jerken % slops for Far- 
rantf soon ; ij s . iiij d . For Glew % paste ; xij d . Cruell 
to cut for frozen headf ; vj 8 . Arsedue to cut for the 
same headf ; ij 8 . Bumbast to stuf Rowles for the 
Turkf heade; ij 8 . vj d . Cotten to lyne the Jerken % 



34 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

slopps aforeseide; ij 8 . ij d . Gloves for the Children of 
Eaten, ij dozen x 8 . Gloves for Maskers, vj paier ; iiij 8 . 
Gloves for Torchebearers vj paier; iij 8 . Pinnes. M; 
xij d . Tape. di. ft; ij 8 . Cariage of Basketf to % fro 
the water syde; ij 8 . Rewards to the Taylers; iij 8 . 
Horshyer T; charges at Hampton Coo r te in the Christm a s ; 
x 8 . For Bentf for fardngales ; v 8 . iiij d . Red thred. j 
ft> ; iij 8 . iiij d . Blew thred. j ft) ; iij 8 . iiij d . White thred 
iiij ft) di. xv 8 . Cotten 8 y ards to lyne ij pe of hoze for 
Mukesters playe ; ij 8 . Yolow T: greene thred ij ft) vj 8 . 

xij xijs. xij vitfg. 

viij d . Feltf for Women 1 feltf for men, xx 8 . More 
bentf ; iij 8 . iiij d . Gloves for the children of Wynsor, ij 
doze, T: for maskers xvj pe xx 8 . iiij d . Black thred j bolte ; 
iiij 8 . pinnes % tape ; xv d . Flowers T; past ; vj d . Re- 
wardc to the Taylers % Habberdashers ; iiij 8 . White 
thred iij ft); x s . Botehier 1 chargf at Kingston on 
newyeres daie, v 8 . The chargf there on twelf daie w l 
bothyer; vij 8 . ij d . Billetf M; xiij 8 . iiij d . Coles for 
thimbroderer ; vj d . Bumbast to stuf the Rowles of the 
hattf for the wemen maskers, ij 8 . viij d . Coles xij 8 . 
Shethes for maryners; xij d . White Thred ij ft); vj 8 . 
viij d . Pynnes % Tape ; xiij d . Redd Thred ; xx d . j ft) 
blew thred ; iij 9 . iiij d . more Red Threde j ft) di ; v 9 . 
other coollerd thred ; ij 9 . vj d . Gloves for Munkesters 
boyes ij dozJ . x 8 . Black gloves xij paier ; iij 9 . Pinnes 
1 tape; iiij 8 . vj d . Gloves (1 dozen) for the Ladye 
Maskers ; x 9 . for the Lordf gloves ; vj 9 . vj d . for the 
Torcheberers gloves; iij 3 . Past pap; iiij 9 . cariage T: 
recarriage of basket^ ij 9 . xvij 11 . xij 8 . 

p ro t _ John Carow for sparres to make frames for the players 

maker and howses ; ix 8 . vj d . Canvas, at x d . thell for a monster vij 
his percells. e u s . v s # x d # ^ nett for the pishers maskers ; x 8 . vi d . 

3 Jb. J J 

for wooll to stuf the fishes ; xij d . ij speares for the play 
of Cariclia; xvj d . A tree of Holly for the Duttons 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 35 

playe ; iij s . iiij d . other Holly for the forest ; xij d . A 
Traye for Fishermen; vij d . A mace; xij d . Turky 
bowes ; ij 8 . Arrowes ; xij d . sparres caryed to hampton 
coo r te ; ij s . packthred ; iiij d . A planke ; xij d . A new 
fawchyn, iij s . iiij d . the mending of v ffawchins ; v s . A 
Palmers staf; xij d . A Desk for farrantf playe iij s . 
Boordes to brace the scaffoldf ; vj d . A vyzarde for an 
apes face ; iij s iiij d . Glew j ft> ; iij d . A keye for Janus ; 
ij s . A Monster; xx 8 . An awlter for theagines; iij 8 . 
iiij d . Dishes; iiij d . Eggf coiiterfet vij doozen; xiiij 8 . 
Roches coiiterfet vj s . Whitings xxiiij ; vj 8 . Knyves 
for marryn r s; xij d . Thornebackf; iiij 8 . Smeltf iij 
doze ; iij 8 . Mackerells ; iij 8 , Flownders ; iij 8 . An 
Image of canvas stuft ; iij 8 . Boordf to beare lightf for 
the hall; iiij 8 . — cariage of the Awlter from the Warde- 
robe to Powles wharf; iiij d . A Ladder; .xviij d . A 
ffootepace of iij stepps w 4 Jointf x 8 . Nayles v.c. of 

C. 300 

single tenns ; iiij 8 . ij d . Dubble tens ; xviij d — syxpeny 
nayles; xviij d . — three peny nayles; ix d . — twopeny 
nayles ; viij d . Tackf vj d . Hoopes for the monster ; x d . 
In all. vij u . xj 8 . iij d . 

Robert Moorer for suger plate; xij 8 . viij d . Musk Thappoti- 
kumfettf j ft) ; ij s . iiij d . Corianders prepared j tb ; xx d . p^ e fia 
Clove Cufettf j ft) ij s . iiij d . Synamon kufettf ; iij 8 . 
Rose water j quarte T; j pynte of spike water ; iij 8 . iiij d . 
Gynger Cufettf j ft) ; ij 8 . All whiche served for fflakes 
of yse 1 hayle stones in the Maske of Janus, the Rose 
water sweetened the balls made for snowball^ jJsented to 
her Ma tie by Janus. xxvij 8 . iiij d . 

John Arnolde yoman of thoffice for mony by him paid Paynting 
to Arnolde the paynter for the picture of Andromadas ; 
x 9 . 1 To Anthony the basketmaker for patternes; x 8 . 
in all. xx 8 . 

d2 



36 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



Banketting 
frutes neces- 
saryes 

Botehier 
and Re- 
wardes 



Thomas Blagrave esquier for mony by him disbursed 
in Rewarde to Muzitians that plaide at the proofe of 
Duttons play ; ij s . vj d . To Robert Baker for drawing of 
patternes for the playe of fortune % altering the same ; 
vj 8 . viij d . For suger for Marchepane stuf at xiij d . ob. 
the lb viij tt> ; ix 9 . Almons. v ft> v s . fFyne Cakes iij 
doozen ; vij 8 . vj d . Gu Dragacanth ; iiij d . Rose water 
1 pynte : xiiij d . Baskettf ix T, a mace wickerd by van- 
dervaloy ; x s . Gowlde leaves to gilde the Marchepane 
stuf 5 xij d . Almonds againe, iij ft) di. iij s . vj d . Baskett^ 
boughte of Adrianson ij ij s . Frutf for Banketting ; ij 9 . 
ix d . Lynkf % botehier; xx d . Portage to % fro the 
wat r syde ; xiiij d . Banketting frutes iij ft) di at iij 9 . 
iiij d . the ft) xj 9 . viij d . Dishes of suger vj ; xij 8 . For 

preserved 

Marmellad ; xij d . Cloves % saferne ; ij d . Quincf j ft) ; ij 9 . 
viij d . Cloves; iiij d . Botehier to the Coorte w* % for 
M r Forteskue ; xviij d . the hier of a Bardge for a Maske; 
vij 8 . for portage p d . to Lam; iij 9 . vj d . A Whirey to T; 
fro grenewiche ; ij 9 . pap for the baskettf of fFrute ; xiiij d . 
Cariage of a Hamp to % fro Billingsgate ; iiij d . To 
Thom a s Booreman for spicf by him pvided; iij 9 . To 
Boorne for lending his skales T; weighty ; iiij d . Botehier 
to T; fro grenewiche ; ij 9 . vj d . Egg£. c. ; ij 9 . ix d . syna- 
mon T: gynger ; xxij d . to M r Buggyn for mony by him 
p d . for botehier T: barge hier to the Coo r te on shrove- 
tewsdaie ; x 9 . Frut£ coiiterfete bowghte of Brayne 
thappoticary ; x s . To W m Buston for his Bardge iij 
Nightf at shrovtide ; xxvj 9 . horshyer T: Waggonhier w* 
charge at Hampton Coorte; liiij 9 . Lynkf T: torches 
there ; iiij 8 . iiij d . Reward^ there ; iiij 9 . x d . Billettf ij 
Thowsand di. bowghte of Newman ; xxxiij 9 . iiij d . A 
Table ; v 9 . Wyer 1 hookes ; ij 9 vj d . Rewardf to boyes ; 
viij d . To Benbow for playeng in the Monster : ij 9 . vj d . 
And to Robinson for W r kemanship T; neccies ; vj 9 . viij d . 

xiij H . vj 9 . x d . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 37 

Thomas Leverett for small Candelstickf iiij doze; Wier- 
viij s . For xij high Candelstickf ; vj s . vice candelstickf drawers per- 

xij ; xij s . Dubble plate (ix) candelstickf ; ij s . viij d . Bel- 

. .... 3 

lowes lj payer ; vj 8 . viij d . Lanthornes of middle syze ; x s . 

One greate Lanthorne; v 8 . Bastard wyer, ij ft>; ij 8 . 
Lattyn wyer, j fb ; xx d . Come brushes to dresse the 
heares; ij s . Lattyn Rings; xij d . one qf r . of Lattyn; 
vj d . Rose Nayles ; viij d . Spanish Needells ; xx d . Ano- 
ther greate lanthorne ; v 8 . A chayne T: hooke to hang- 
it by in an entery ; xiiij d . long Spanish nedells ij ; iiij d . 
Packneedells ; ij d . square packneedells ; viij d . One shipp 
for frankensens; iij 8 . iiij d . One greate rownde plate; 
xij d . Fyne wyer di. fb viij d . Keye cheyne xij yerds ; 
viij 8 . Rownde plates for sockettf ; xxxij 8 . Wyer to 

di. lb. 

hang them by ; iij 8 . Nayles M. ; xx d . Bynding wyer ; 
xij d . c.xvij 8 . x d . 

Thom a s Blagrave esquier for more mony by him payde Mouldes for 
for Mowldes to cast the frutes 1 ffishes in % to the the frutes - 
weeme that tempred the stuf T: made up the same ; xx 8 . 

William Pilkington for ij peecf of greene garding for Thimbro- 
ij patternes ; iij 8 . iiij d . The patterne of a heade peece derer. 
with leaves of Cloth of golde ; vj 8 . viij d . Thimbrodering 
of iiij yardf? di of yolow garding Imployed on the mores 
headf ; xv 8 . pasting T: ty ting of sattyn for vj head peecf ; 
iij 8 . iiij d . for iiij yardf garding for ij Myters ; xiij 8 . iiij d . 
A patterne for a hed peece with comptemtf; vj 9 . viiij d . 
for making of a yarde di more of yolo garding to pforme 
the Fyshers capps ; v 8 . Iiij 8 . iiij d . 

Thomas Clatterbooke for Nayles; iiij d . Browne Necessaries 
7 ib. r Botehier 

Thredd for the paynters; ij 8 . Lockf for the basketf Cariag-es 

vj ; ij 8 . vehement for Meazures ; ij d . Buttons for Bus- and Re- 
kins % Jerkyns; iij 8 . Botehier to Kingsto on twelfe wardes 



, 38 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

Nighte ; ij 9 . Thred at Kingsto ; xvj d . Cariage of stuf 
from Kingston to the Coo r te % back agayne; iij 8 . A 
Bardge to cary all the stuf fro Kingsto to Brydewell ; 
xij 9 . vj d . fro Bridewell to saint Jones; xvj d . vyzardf 
vj ; XV s . Buttos j groce ; xij d . foyle for vyzardf ; viij d . 
Billet? % Coles ; x d . xlv 8 . ij d . 

~ , . John Farrington for making of vj. payer of w te velvett 

maker. Buskins at xx d . the payer fynding lether him selfe for 

the sowles ; x s . for making of iij payer more of Rone 

2 

lether T: w te velvett at xvj d . the payer : iiij 8 . for one 
Roneskin ; xx d . for Buckels ; ij d . And for making of 
iij payer of crymsen satin Buskins ; iiij 8 . xix s . x d . 

Habber- John Owgle senior for viij long white Berdf at xx d . 

Be^rdes^nd the P eeCe 5 xii J S> ^ Aberne Berd ^ 9 ^ J Blackfy- 

heare &c. zicians bearde ; xiiij s . viij d . Berds White T: Black vj ; 

viij 3 . Heares for palm r s ij ; ij 3 . viij d . Berdf for fyshers 

vj ix s . Curled heare for fyshers Capps ; xij d . Redd 

- Berdf vj ; ix 8 . lvij 8 . viij d . 

Silkwaver. Will a m Bowll j)veyo r of ffrenge T; Lace T:c. for mony 

by him disbursed for Frenge T; bone Lace Tx of fyne 
copp sylver at xviij d . the o3. M. iiij oz. • lxxv 11 . 

vij s . iiij d . ob Freng of cullerd sylk T; thred at xij the 

l.R. ij.R. 

oz. xv ozcf . XV s . Pap Riall T; other pap for patternes 
Tx, xxxij 3 . Spangles at xij d . the M8M; viiij 3 . But- 
tons T; tassells of Copp silver at ij s . the o3. c.c.lxiij oz. 
di. qrt r ; xxvj 11 . vj 3 . iij d . Spanggles at viij d . the M 10000; 
vj s . viiij d . Buttons at 8 d . the doze ij doze di. ; xx d . 
Flowers ; xiij 8 . iiij d . Fyne white Lam to make snoballs 
8 skinnes at v d . the peece ; iij 8 . iiij d . Fethers for hattf 
at xvj d . the pece 4 ; v 8 . iiij d . Boxes Lardge iiij ; iiij 3 . 
iiij d . Lace at xx d . tho3. clxxviij oz. di. ; xiiij 11 . xvij 8 . 
viij d . Buttons fyne wroght of Copp sylver for head? 1 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 39 

deepe frenge at 2 8 . 6 d . the o3. xxv oz. c^rs. ; lxiij 8 . j d . 
ob. One Tassell ; xxij d . ob. Tyncell Ribbon at iij 8 . 
iiij d . the doze v doze ; xvj 8 . viij d . Aglettf 600 ; iij 8 . 
Stones at ix d . the peece 48; xxxvj 8 . for setting the 
seide stones in Leade at iiij the pece ; xvj 8 . An Irish 
hedpece of Crimsen velvett all garnished w* frenge °l 
lace ; xiij 3 . iiij d . A greate hanging lock w 1 a keye to it ; 
ij 9 . vj d . A payer of Ballans with ij lb a^^ of Brazen 
waightf ; iiij 8 . viij d . A dozen of Buttons. viij d . In all : 

cxxviij 11 . xviij 9 . ix d . ob. 

Wyll a m Lyzarde for syze ; xxvj 8 . vj d . Black, xv s . Painter &c 
viij d . Redd; xv 8 . iiij d . Vert; v 8 . vj d . Sapp; iij 8 . viij d . 
Crymsen;v s . White; xv 8 . Browne xij d . Yolow; iiij 9 . 
Smalt; xlij 8 . Pottf % Nayles; viij 3 . ij d . spruce yolow; 
xxij d . Gowlde; xv 8 . x d . Silver; iiij 8 . ix d . Oker de 
Rowse; ij 3 . Glew; iij 3 . iiij d . ffoyle; vij 3 . vj d . fflor- 
rey ; iiij 8 . Copp culler ; xx d . shave russet to smoothe 
the eggf : viij d . A Fedew ; iij 3 . iiij d . Cullers for the 
sugerw r ke; xij d . the hier of a horse v daies % his 
meate by the? waye to Hampton Coo r te Tx ; xiiij 3 . vj d . 
Reduced by the Clerk Comptrowler in all to viij 11 . 

Henri Sekeforde esquier for mony by him disbursed Reparacons 
for Rushes in the hall T: in the greate chambere where on the 
the w r kf were doone % the playes Rezited ; xx 3 . for ij 
greate tables in the hall ; xxviij 3 . iiij d . for hanging up 
Tent£ to keepe away the wynde % snow from dryving 
into the hall T: taking downe the same agayne ; vj 3 . viij d . 
Two long peecf of Tymber of xx foote appeece to make 
a frame for the paynters; x 8 . and for ij of Billettf % 
Coles where the playes, were rezited in the greate cham- 
ber ; xxvj 8 . viij d . Itin more for w r kf doone by Rowland 
Robynson for the w ch were bowghte ; c.c.cc di. of Boordes 
to cloze upp the hall % other necessary placf aboute the 



40 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

same am tin & to ; xxvj 8 . vj d . One dubble Rafter ; viij d . 
di — M of vj d . nailes; iij 8 . — di. c of dubble x ns ; xvj d . 
Two mennes woo r ke x daies in boording up the hall T; 
doing of other necessary things ; xx s . for setting up of 
Tables T; Boording upp of Wyndowes aboute the howse 
wher the Taylers wrawghte ; iij 9 . iiij d . Three quarters 
of a hundred of Boordes for the windos ; iij 3 . iiij d . A 
fFootepace to sett before the chimney wher the Taylers 
wrowghte; xij d . for iiij woorkemen on saint Stevens 
daie % iiij w r kmen the same nighte T: the Morrow after 
T: for ij men going to the Coo r te to sett up frames for 
the seide Revells at ij sundry Tymes amownteth in all 
to the sii of ; xxx s . To Rowland Robynson for vj daies 
at xx d . the daie 3 x s . and for ij of his men xv daies at 
xiiij d the daie ; xxxv s . Itm more for Leade bowghte of 
S r Xpopher Drap; xviij u and for bestowing the same 
upon the Roofe of the howse adjoyning to the greate 
hall T: for sowdering T: mending dyvers other places ; 
xlvj 8 . In all as by iij severall Bills subscribed only by 
the seide Henri Sekeforde amouteth unto ; 

xxxj 11 . xvj s . x d . 

Chaundeler Barnarde Fabyan for Seering candle at xvj d . the ft). 
9 ft) ; xij 9 . Cotten Candle 182 ft> at 3 d . le ft) ; lxx 3 . vj d . 
Corde and Lyne xv peecf ; viij 3 . iiij d . staf Torches x ; 
xij s . Lynkes 18. vj s . and for ij pannes and a pott; 
xij d . in all : c.ix 8 . x d . 

Itm more to him for iij dozen lightf of cotten T: 
weeke : viij 8 . vj d . 

Thomas Masters for Imbrodring of vj velvett hattf at 
his owne howse ; xxx s . 

John Davyson for glasse ; ij 8 . the tother glasier for his 
glasse; iiij 3 . in all for them bothe ; vj 3 . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 41 

Edward Buggin Clerkcomptrowler for mony by him Necessaries 
disbursed vid2 — for Botehier % other charge coomyng Botehier 
to the Coo r te at hampton at the begynnyng of the woo r k an( j R e _ 
by thappoyntment of M r Fortescue ; x 8 . for charge % wardes. 
wages of Thom a s Lamber for going to Wynsor abowte 
M r ffarrantf playe by M r Forteskues appointment ; iiij 8 . 
vj d . for xx tie . sack of Coles ; x s . iiij d . for iij M of Bil- 
lettf; xl 9 . One doze of Childrens ffelt£; viij 8 . fFeltf 
for Maskf 6 ; vj s . Past paper lardge iiij doze ; xij 8 . A 
waggen for the first playe of my L of Leisters men ; 
xviij 8 . Reward^ to the headpeecemakers w r king on 
Christm a s Nighte ; ij 8 . ffir powles ; xvj % the cariage of 
them ; vj 8 . viij d . Itin more xxiiij". furr powles °l for 
the cariage of them ; xj 8 . To Henri Cellaweye for pro- 
vizion T: cariage of trees 1 other things to the Coo r te for 
a wildernesse in a playe ; viij 8 . vj d . Rewarde more to 
Lam ; vj d . To clatter booke for iij doze greene Lace for 
a Jerken ; iij 8 . The bier of a Waggon for cariage to 
the Coo r te at the second play of my L of Leicesters men ; 
xviij 8 . Vyzardf with black Berdf v ; xv 8 . Vizardf with 
4 Redd Berdf ; xij 8 . In ernest for vyzardf for Turkf 
vj xij d . To John Bett T; his wyfe for one daye T; one 
nighte spangling of the headpeecf ; iij 8 . Itm more to 
ij Maides ; ij 8 . To Pilkington for xij fetf for hedpeecf ; 
x 8 . To Anthony the Basketmaker for vj hedpeecf for 
Turkf ; xij 8 . Rewardf to the paynters ; iij 8 . Lynkf 
for the paynter; xij d . ij Squirt^ for the playe of the 
children of powles ; viij 8 . To the Waggenn) for cariage 
of the stuf to Hampton Coo r te the sunday next after 
xpistm a s daie; xviij 8 . A lock, a keye T; a staple for 
the hall doore next the stayer foote ; xx d . ij M 1 Billettf; 
xxvj 8 . viij d . To lambe for spunges for snoballs ; v 8 . iiij d . 
To Robynson for vj quarters r t a plank of iiij yeardf 
longe ; iij 8 . Tymber for the forest ; ij 8 . vj d . ffur powles 
caried to the Coo r te ; ij s . ix d . Boordes ; ij 8 . Baskettf 



42 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



to s r ve for the Maske on New yeres daye ; ix 8 . To Cal- 
lewaye for one that gathered Mosse; xij d . Coles ij 
bushells; ix d . To Pilkington for iiij doze lace; iiij 8 . 
Aglettf for the topps of headpeecf; viij d . Muskovie 
glasse T; M 1 bugles ; iiij 8 . viij d . To the Waggenner for 
cariage on New yeres daie ; xviij 8 . Coles x sackf ; vj 8 . 
viij d . To Pilkington for ix doze % x yardf of silke Lace 
for headpeecf ; ix 3 . iiij d . To Henri Kellewaye to go to 
the Coorte abowte the dubble Mask ; iij 8 . To pilkeng- 
ton for turned pynnes for hedpeeces v doze ; xvj d . To 
Pilkington for vij dozen lace more for hedpecf ; vij 8 . To 
Clatterbookf dawghter for cloth for Ruffs apornes, neck- 
erchers 1 Rayles for Eldertons playe ; xj 8 . vj d . for making 
them ; xij d . Rewardf to the hedpeece makers ij 8 . viij d . 
Itni for v Tuffes of Bugles to sett on the Janizes hattf 
bowghte of W m Pilkington ; iij 3 . iiij d . To M r Arnolde 
for his Botehier % cariage to the Coo r te at hampton on 
twelf daie viij 8 . fflower for past ; vj d . Nayles of sundry 
sortf at sundry tymes ; vj s . Gloves for Maskers T: chil- 
dren ij dozen di. j xij 8 . Pinnes % Tape ; ij 8 . 

xix 11 . xix 8 . x d . 



Painting Itm niore for mony by him paide to Arnolde the 

paynter for T: in full paym* for Andramadas picture ; 
xx 8 . T; To haunce Eottf for painting of patternes for 
Maskf ; xiij s . iiij d . In all xxiij 8 . iiij d . 



Green cloth 
&c. or Ne- 
cessaries. 



December, 
January, and 
February, 
anno RR"*- 
Eliz.pd.xv t0 



The Clerke of thoffice for his ordinary greenecloth. 
Paper, Inck, and suche other necessaryes as to the same 
Office is Incident for the devices plottf, bills % Bookes of 
this yeare, lxvj 8 . viij d . 

Sm a of all theise Emptions cclxxiiij 11 . xvij 8 . 6b. 

Sm a of all the Charges growen in the said Office w*in 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 48 

the saide tyme aswell of Wages as Emptions, amounteth 
unto v c . xij u . xvj s . vj d . ob. 

John Fortescue, 
Henry Sekeforde. 
Edwarde Buggyn. 
Thom a s Blagrave. 
John Arnold, 

Ayryngf % preparacons made against the Progresse Marche, 

into Kent w l Translatyng, Repayring, ffurnishing, gar- j^ 'j u \J e ' 

nishing, setting foorth, Cariage, conduction 1 attending August, Sep- 

of the best and most ffyttest furniture of the same office Q^^; and 

to Cawnterbury T: ther Remayning by the space of vij anno Regni 

daies T; then Returning with the same stuf to Saint Regina? Ely- 

zubcth. xv'° 
Johns % there safely bestowing therof as apptayned. 

The whole Charges whereof together w* the Ordinary 
Charges and alowauncf of the officers T: what soever ells 
w*in the same tyme of viij Moneths ending the last of 
October in the yeare aforesaide together with the par- 
ties Names to whome any mony is due hereafter perty- 
culerly ensueth : vid3 . 

Taylers and others w r king T: attending the premiss^ 
at sundry tymes w*in the saide viij. Monethes. 

xxix 11 . xv s . 

Proptymakers Haberdashers T: others w*in that tyme 
against the Progresse vj 11 . xvj d . 

dayes nights li. s. 

The M r at iiij 3 . p diem 40 ... 5 ... ix Thoffycers 

The Clerkcomptrowler at ij s 40 ... 5 ... iiij x ^[.^ e o ° se 

The Clerke at ij 3 . p die 40 ... 5 ... iiij x nethestheier 

The yoman at ij s . p diem 40 ... 5 ... iiij x diett, and 

o o •• wages. 

Sm a xxij x ° 

Sm a of all these wages lviij u . vj 8 . iiij d . 



44 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

Emptions T; provizions against the Progresse aforesaide. 

viz 
Necessaries Edward Buggin esquier clerkcomptrowler of this 
Canages Office for rnony by him disbursed for a lock T: a staple, 
Rewardes. xxij d . ; fFor fFoyle for vyzardf 1 fFawchins, xx d . ; another 
Padlock, xij d . 5 fFethers for hedpeeces viij, ij s . iiij d . A 
Dosen of very good wash gloves for the Ladyes, xvj 8 . 
Three dozen of Spanish gloves, xviij 8 . fFor Cranage of 
stuf at Billingsgate, vj d . the portage of stufe that fol- 
lowed the progresse, iiij d . the hyer of a Bardge from 
London to gravesende w* the same stuf, v 9 . for the 
w r kmens breakefast at Billingsgate after theier night f 
watching, ij 9 . fFor one Thowsand of pynnes, xij d . in 
Rewarde, xij d . for Horshyer sundry tymes within the 
same viij Monethes, xx s . lxx 9 . iij d . 

Silkweaver. Will a m Bowll for vij dosen di. of Lardge sylke fflowers 
at viij d . the peece, lx s . for xiiij ouncf iij quarters of 
tassells T: frenge greate T: small of Copp sylver at xviij d . 
the ounce xxij 8 . j d . ob. And for his Botehier T: horshier 
to and fro caunterbury, xiij 9 . iiij d . In all iiij u . xv 9 . v d . 

Wyerdrawer Thom a s Leveret for wyer, xij d . Spanish needells ij 
dosen, xx d . Long Quilting Needells, xij d . Chaynes for 
the Marriners knives, iij 9 . iiij d . ij dozen of Redd Ringf , 
xvj d . And for his owne daies travell, xx d . In all x s . 

Necessaires John Davyes for mony by him disbursed for Tape j 
Cariages ft iiijs. A quarterne of Cullred thredd, x d . di. lb of 
expences in white thredd, xx d . a nother quarter of tape, xij d . A 
Progresse. quarter of Cullored thredd, x d . ffagott, viij d . Bumbast, 
xij d . halfe a ft more of cullered thredd, xx d . Cranage 
of stuf, iiij d . for Cariage from the waterside at graves- 
ende to the wagon, viij d . the hier of ij hackneies fro 
gravesende to Rochester to overtake the Carte T: gett 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 45 

another for speede, ij s . for horsemeate T: victualls at Ro- 
chester for the carters T; theier horses, xvj d . for horse- 
meate and the cart r s rneate at Cittingborne, iij s . for ij 
hackneies from Rochester to Cittingborne, iiij 8 . the 
Carters wages fro gravesende to caunterbury, vij s . vj d . 
the hier of ij hackneies from sittingborne to caunterbury, 
iiij 3 . for Rushes at Caunterbury, ij 8 . vj d . ffuell to ayer 
the howse % the stuf % to serve during viij daies there, 
ij 8 . Lyghtf there that tyme, vj d . the Rent of the howse 
T: hier of Necessaries there then, x 8 . Cariage from 
Caunterbury to Cittingborne, ij 8 . from Cyttingborne to 
gravesende, ij 8 . vj d . the hier of ij hackneies from caun- 
terbury to Gravesend, x 8 . portage at gravesende to the 
bote, vj d . Cariage by Water to London, iiij 8 . Cariage 
from the water syde to saint Johns, vj d . lxix 8 . 

Philip Gunter for iiij peecf of Buckeram, xvj 8 . thupholster. 

Thom a s Gyles for xij vyzardf for women T: vij Turkf Habber- 
vyzardf at xxiiij 8 . the dozen. In all amounting unto dasher. 

xxxviij 8 . 

Bryan Dodmer for his attendaunce % s r vice doone Necessaries 

within the office w l in those viij monethes aforesaide % for b° te mer 

* . horshier and 

his horshyer botehier and attendaunce in the progresse Rewardea 

with sundry necessaries by him emploied : lxx 8 . 

John Arnolde yoman of this Office for mony by him Necessaries 
disbursed w'in the tyme aforesaide for yolow Cotton to 
lyne the Monarkf Gowne at viij d . the yarde xij yardf, 
viij 8 . To lyne his gerkin iiij yardf , ij 8 . viij d . To lyne 
his hose iij yardf , ij 8 . Canvasse for his gerkin, xvj d . 
Cursy Lyning 1 hollon for his hosen, iij 8 . sylke to sett 
on the gardf , v 8 . Thredd to sowe those iij garment^, 
iij 8 . the wages of iij men iiij daies, iiij 8 . for cariage of 



46 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

certeyne peecf of the wagon % mownte from the Warde- 
rob to saint Jones, ij 8 . The Wages of a Joyner % his 
Man w* iiij others that tooke downe the greate pressf T: 
saving the wainskott, xiiij 8 . for caryeng foorth the Rub- 
bish *l making cleane the howse, ij 8 . for Rushes, iiij 8 . 
ffewell, vj 8 . Thredd % other small Necessaries, v 8 . 

lxij 8 . 
Sm a of all theise Emptions xxj u . x 8 . viij d . 

March, Aprill, Maye, June, July, August, September, % 
October. 

Sm a of all the charge growen w*in those viij monethes : 

lxxix 11 . xvij 8 . 

John Fortescue. 
Henry Sekeforde. 
Edwarde Buggyn. 
Thom a s Blagrave. 
John Arnold. 

The Joyners I^ m more for new Presses to be made thorowowte the 
for Presses, whole storehowse for that the olde were so Rotten that 
they coulde by no meanes be Repayred or made any 
waye to serve agayne. The Queenes Ma ties store lyeng 
now on the ffloore in the store-howse w ch of necessitie 
must preasently be provyded for before other w r k£ can 
well Begin. Whiche press being made as is desyred by 
the Officers wilbe a greate safegarde to the store prea- 
sently remayning and lykewise of the store to coom 
whereby many things may be preserved that otherwyse 
wilbe utterly lost 1 spoyled contynually encreasing her 
Ma tie8 charge. 

Sm a 1». 

not allowed for so moch as the same 
presses are not begon. 



&c 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 47 

Sm a To lis of this whole volume contay n ing all the 
Charges growen w*in this Office Betweene the last of 
Maye in the xiiijth. yeare of the Reaigne of o r Soveraigne 
Lady Queene Elizabeth. And the last of October in the 
xv th yeare of her Ma tie8 Reaigne. Being One whole yeare 
and ffyve Monethes amouteth unto : 

m^cccc.xxvij 11 . xij 8 . vj d . ob. 

John Fortescue. 

Henry Sekeforde. 

Edward Buggyn. 

Thom a s Blagrave. 

John Arnold, 



48 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



[BOOK III.] 



ffrom the 
Last of Oct. 
] 573, xv t0 
untill the 
ffyrst of 
Marche, 
1 573 xvj t0 



Betweene 
the laste of 
Oct. afore- 
saide xv to 
and the xx th 
of Dec. 1573 

xv jto 



The Booke of all the Charges growen within Thoffice 
of her Ma ties Revells aforesaide within the same Tyme 
being iiij Monethes including Christmas, Twelftyde 
Candellm a s % Shrovetyde. During all which tyme Tho- 
mas Blagrave esquier, served therin as Master, accord- 
ing to her Ma tes pleasure signefyed by the right hono r able 
L. Chamberlaine. Toward^ thexecution wherof the saide 
Blagrave herein also Chargeth him self with all suche 
her Ma tes Monye as to the use of the same Office hath cu 
to his handf. 

vidz) 

Monye Received by the saide Blagrave owte of her 
Ma tes Exchequer at the handf of Tayler one of the Tel- 
lers there by vertue of a prive seale dated the xxiij th of 
December in the saide xvj th yeare of her Ma tes Reaigne. 

cc 11 . 

Woorkes doone % attendaunce geven by the partyes 
hereunder named abowte the Traslating, ffytting, ffur- 
nishing, garnishing, setting foorthe and Taking in agayne 
of ij Sutes of Apparell T; furniture for Choyce of a mask 
showen at Greenewiche after the Mariage of Willyam 
Drurye esquier And lykewyse for the Ayring, Repayring, 
spungying, wyping, Brushing, sorting, suting, putting 
in order and safe bestowing both of thapparell afore- 
saide, and also of all the residue of thapparell, propertyes, 
ffurniture % necessaries incident to the same. 

Itm for perusing the whole store of thoffice pertycu- 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 49 

lerly after the death of John Arnolde late yoman therof, 
comparying the Inventoryes % likewise orderly ^t safe be- 
stowing therof againe. 

Itm agayne Lykewise perusing the store pertyculerly 
and delyvering therof by Inventory in chardge to Walter 
ffysh yoma of the same now remayning. 

Itm sundry other tymes for calling together of sundry 
Players, and for perusing, fitting, T: Reformyng theier 
matters otherwise not convenient to be showen before 
her Ma tie . 

And finally upon the entraunce of the saide Blagrave 
into the execucon of the Masters office, for Colleccon % 
showe of eche thinge prepared for her Ma tes Regall dis- 
porte T: Recreacon as also the store wherewith to ffur- 
nish, garnish and sett forth the same ; wherof, as also of 
the whole state of thoffice the L. Chamberlayne according 
to his hono rs appointment was throughly advertised. 

The Charges wherof together w* the parties names that 
wroughte % attended therupon, eche mannes nuber of 
dayes 5 T; ptyculer dett due for the same ensue th vid3 

Taylers T: others the first at xx d . the daye Tx the 
residue at xij d . the daye % the like for the nighte : 

Sm a xv 11 . iiij 3 . viij d . 

Proptymakers 1 Habberdashers Sm a xliiij 8 . 

dayes. nights. li. s. 

The M r at iiij 3 . by the daie 20 ... 2 iiij viij 

Clerkcomptrowler at ij s £0 ... 2 xliiij Offycers 

The Cierke at ij 8 20 ... 2 xliiij 

The Yoman at ij s 20 ... 2 xliiij 

Sm a xj u . 

Emptions and other charges incident, vidz! Necessaries 

Edward Buggin Clerkcomptrowler of this office for Cariages 

mony by him disbursed for Gloves for the Maskers 1 J*J d R u e ctions 

E wardes 



50 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



Torchebearers at M r Druries wedding, ix s . And for 
Cariagf, Lights, Botehier, expencf , T; Reward^ then T; 
sundry other tymes upon sundry occasions incident, xxxj 8 . 
In all w*in the tyme aforesaide xl s . 

John Dawncy for mony by him disbursed for tyling % 

Reparacons mending the stable and other placf incident to the Clerk 

of this office : xlviij 8 . ij d . 



Jorneyeng 
charges and 
Rewardes. 



Bryan Dodmer for mony by him disbursed for fetch- 
ing and bringing by water from Greenewiche certeine 
gilt Pillers % fframes, iiij 8 . H or shier and Ryding 
Chardges for ij men that Rode post into Wilshere T; 
somersetshere for M r B)agrave by the comaundement of 
my L. Chamberleyne and in recompence for his owen 
s r vice this tyme together alowed by thofficers, lx s . In 

lxiiij 8 . 



Betweene 
the last of 
Oct. 1573, 
and the xx th 
of Dec. 1573 



Betweene 
the xx th of 
Dec. and the 
xj th of Jan. 
anno RR niC - 
E. p r d. 
xvj to . 



all 



xv l 



Sm a vij u . xij 8 . 



ij c 



Wages of Artiffics Tie, 
Of Officers 



XVlj U . Vllj 8 . Vllj' 



;h 



X J 
Sm a xxviij 11 . viij 8 . viij ( 



xvj to . 



Emptions and other chargf incident T: alowed 



for that tyme amouteth to 
The whole charges aforesaide is 



vij 11 . xij 8 . ij d . 
Sm a xxx vj n . x d . 
T. Blagrave. 
Edwarde Buggyn. 
Walter fysshe. 
Christm a s Newyeares tyde % Twelfe tyde. 
Woorkf doone % attendaunce geven abowte the new 
making, Translating, ffytting, fFurnishing, garnishing, 
setting owte 1 Taking in againe, making cleane T: 
safe bestowing of sundry kyndf of Apparell, pperties, 
ffurniture % Implement? for the playes and Mask? fal- 
lowing set foorthe T; showen before her Ma tie w 4 in the 
tyme aforesaide for her Regall disporte 1 Recreacon. 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 51 

The Charges wherof together with the partyes names to 
whome any mony is due or hath bene paid for the same 
^ticulerly ensueth. 

Predor T: Lucia played by Therle of Leicesters ser- Playes 
vauntf upon Saint stevens daye at nighte at Whitehall sh i°^ e P J? 
aforesaide. vidz. 

Alkmeon, playde by the children of Powles on Saint 
Johns Daye at nighte there. 

Mamillia, playde by therle of Leicester^ servauntf on 
Innosentf daye at nighte there. 

Truth, ffaythfulnesse T: Mercye playde by the Chil- 
dren of Westminster for Elderton upon New yeares daye 
at nighte there. 

Herpetulus the blew knighte T: pobia playde by my 
Lorde Klintons servaunt£ the third of January being the 
sunday after newyeares daye there. 

Quint ffabi playd by the Children of Wyiisor ffor M r 
ffarrant on Twelfe daye at nighte lykewise at Whitehall. 

vj all fytted and ffurnyshed with the store of thoffice 
and w* the woorkmanshipp and provisions herein ex- 
pressed as followeth hereafter orderly ffirst the wages and 
then the Emptions with the other charge incident. 

Lanceknighte vj in Blew sattyn gaskon cotes T: slopps 
T:c. 

Torchebearers vj in Black T: yolo Taffatalc showen on 
Saint Johns daie at nighte. 

fforesters or hunters vj in Greene sattyn gasko cotes T: 
slopps T:c. 

Torchebearers vj attyred in Mosse 1 Ivye T;c. showe on 
New yeres daye at nighte. 

Sages vj in long gownes of Cownterfet cloth of 
golde 1c. 

e2 



Maskes 
showen at 
white Hall 
wHn the 
tyme afore- 
saide, vidz. 



The Wier- 
drawer. 



Officers 



52 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

Torchebearers vj in Long gownes of Redd damask 
showen on Twlfe daye at Nighte. In all iij all fytted % 
thoroughly ffurnyshed with all mann r of propties *! neces- 
saryes incident % garnished and sett foorth accordingly. 

Christmas Newyeares tyde "l Twelfe tyde. 
Taylers 1 others the first at xx d . the residue at xij d . 

the daie and the like for the nighte. 

Sm a lvj 11 . x 9 . ij d . 

Paynters at xx d ., xviij d ., xvj d ., 1 xij d . the daye. 

Sm a xxiij 11 . xvj s . x d . 

Proptymakers. Sm a ix 11 . xiiij 8 . 

Basketmakers. Sm a x s . 

Joyners at xvj d . the daye Sm a lxxviij 9 . viij d . 

Carpenters at xvj d . the daye Sm a c.x 8 . iiij d . 

Imbroders ^ Habberdashers Sm a xiiij 11 . iiij 9 . 

Thom a s Leveret tbe Wyerdrawer and his servants that 
attended sundry tymes and wrowght upon sundry pro- 
pertyes ^t specially to hang upp the lights in the hall at 
xij th tyde x 8 . 

dayes. nights. li. s. 

The M r at iiij the daye 21 ... 14 ... vij 

Clerkcomptrowler at ij 8 21 ... 14 ... lxx 

The Clerk at the like 21 ... 14 ... lxx 

The Yoman at ij 8 21 ... 14 ... lxx 

Sm a xvij 11 . X s . 
All the Wages aforesaide am teth to : 

c.xxxj 11 . xiiij 8 . ex r . 

T. Blagrave 

Edwarde Buggy n. 

Walter fysshe. 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 53 

Christmas Newyeares tyde 1 Twelftyde 

Emptions pvizions, Cariages T; other Charges inci- 
dent to the Affares of the said Office. 

Mark Jarard for Crimsen sarcenet branchte all over The Mercer, 
with silver at iiij 8 . the yarde lxvj yardf boughte cheefely 
to make Clokes for the foresters mask. xiij u . iiij 8 . 

Will a m Bowll for mony to him due for sundry pcells, The Sylk- 
vidz. weaver 

Bonelace of Copp sylver, xxvij Vo viij ozcf di. at xviij d . 
the ownce xxxiij 11 . ix d . 

fFrenge of like stuf at the lyke rate 28 ft 12 ocf J, 

xxxiiij 11 . x s . iiij d . 

fFrenge at ij s . viij d . the ownce ij lb . v. 6c(\ iiij 11 . xviij 8 . viij d . 

Frenge at xvj d . thounce, vj ozcf . di. xv s . iiij d . 

Twist 1 Tassells of like stuf ij ft ix ozce8 q r at xviij d . the 
ownce, lxj 8 . x d . ob. 

3 

Boxes to contayne the premissf T: for the ffethers ; 

iij 8 . iiij d . 

Pap for patternes 1 for leaves of trees % other garnish- 

ingf iiij Reames xxiiij 8 . 

Ballence T: Wayghtf for thoffice vj 8 . x d . 

Past Boordes x doozen price xxxvj 8 . 

12 

ffeltf at viij d . the peece. viij 8 . 

Sylke at xviij d . thounce 8 ounce . xij 8 . 

Tables to wryte in ij 8 . vj d . 

ffethers white T: Longe : 7. xxiij 8 . iiij d . 

ffethers Curled. xv 8 . 

A standish for the yoman w fc couters Tx. iiij 8 . v d . 

Buttons of Copper sylver x ouncf di. at xviij d . the ownce 

xv 8 . ix d . 
A Chest w l a trebble Lock xxx 8 . 

In all as by his bill ^tc. appereth amouting to 

iiijv 11 . viij 8 . ij d . 



54 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



Lynnen 
draper 



The yomans 
provision of 
sundry 
kindes of 



M re . Dane for Canvas to paynte for howses for the 
players % for other properties as Monsters, great hollow 

XX 

trees % suche other xij ells, at xij d . the ell. xij u . 

Walter ffysh for mony by him disburced for vidz. 
Buckerams 42 peecf Redd, yolo, % Russet, viij 11 . viij 8 . 
Greene at iiij 3 . iiij d . the peeee xiiij peeces, lx 8 . viij d . 
Black at v 8 . the peece, v 9 . And one peece of very fyne 
Buckeram, xiiij 9 . in all xij u . vij s . viij d . 



Tyncell sarcenett Blew xj y r ds iij quarters at xij 8 . the 
yarde ; vij u . xij d . | iij yerdf quarter of white tincell at 
xij 3 . the yarde ; xxxix 9 . | Gowlde Tyncell for vj bandf 
for Maskers ; xv s . in all am tln & unto ix 11 . xv 8 . 



Thred of sundry Cullers, vz . | white vj lb qft at iiij 8 . 
the lb ; xxv 9 . | fFyner white di. lb ; ij s . viij d . | Blew at 
iij 9 . iiij d . the lb ij lb di. ; viij 9 . iiij d . Red at like rate ij lb 
di. p^e ; viij 8 . iiij d . | Greene at iij 9 . iiij d the lb, iij lb di. ; 
xj 8 . viij d . Yolo at like rate ij lb di. ; viij 3 . iiij d . [ Browne 
at ij 9 . viij d . the lb iij lb ; viij 8 . | Black j bowlte % iij 
quarters : viij 3 . ij d . iiij 11 . vj d . 

ffeltf xxx li , xxiiij 8 . 

Past pap xij d . 

Sarcenett white iij y r ds. iij q > trs for a shirte ; xv s . 
Gloves washt T: poynted for Maskers xij paier ; xij 8 . | 
for Torchebearers xij payer ; viij 8 . ffor Children v dozen ; 
xxviij 8 . vj d . Itm more for Maskers vij payer; ix B . 
iiij d . | for Torchebearers xij payer ; vij 8 . lxiiij 8 x d . 

Hear for hosen iij lb xv 

3 lb. 

Tape and Buttons xiii vi 

Coles and Billettf xli iiii 

Flannell viij yardes at ix d . the yerde v i 

fflockf to stuf hattbandf xij 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 55 

s. d. 

fflower and paste xx 

Spangells lvj thowsand at vj d . the thowsand xxviij 

Lockf, Keyes, and Bowltf vij viij 

Corde to trusse the Baskettf xiiij 

Urinalls to use at the Coo r te % one Ink glasse xv 

Dryeng of Mosse T: Rose water for it iij ij 

Rushes; xx s . x d . Nayles; xj s . x d xxxij viij 

Cariages 1 Reward^ viij vj 

Brushes T: Rubbers % a coleshovell viij j 

In all as by his bill Tx appereth xxxix 11 . iij 8 . iij d . 

John Robynson for iij yardf iij quarters of Narow The Mercer 
Tyncell at iij 8 . the yarde xj 8 . iij d . 

Robert Moorer for dyvers pcells of his wares, vizi. The Grocer 

Suger xliiij lb j ounce at xiiij d . the lb ; ... Ij v i n the 

Rosewater three pyntf iij vj Mask of 

Gu tragachant ij ouncf xij Wyldemen 

Almons xx lb at xiiij d . the lb xxiij iiij 

Quincf preservde ij lb q/ 8 ix 

Wallnuttf reddy made ij lb vj 

Cloves to stick in the Peares xij 

Synamon and gynger 3 oc£ xiiij 

Peares reddy made of Marchpane stuf j lb iij 

Apples T: Lemans of Like stuf di. lb xvj 

Marmilade to temp w* the suger ij 

A pott for the Quincf iij 

the hyer of a Cearce iiij 

In all amounting unto 5 c.iij iiij 

for the Mowldes "t for Mowlding the frutes made of Rewardes 
the stuf aforesaide w*in this office in the preasence of ^rver and 6 
the saide Blagrave vidiz! Apples, peares, peaches, peas- others, 
coddf, Mulberies ffilberd^, Plummes, Akornes Cherries, 
1c. xK 



56 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

The Basket- John Ollyf for iij small Baskettf made for patternes 
makers rj. f or -y B un d e U s f Roddf to make vj more for the 

Maskers to cary the frute in ; viij 8 . for iij Hampers to 
carry thapparell; xiiij 8 . One Baskett with iiij Eares to 
hang dylligence in in the play of pobia % for ij other 
Browne Baskett^ for thoffice ; ij 8 . vj d . xxiiij*. vj d . 

Beardes and John Owgle for vij Long aberne beardf at xvj d . the 
peece ; ix s . iiij d . | vij other berdf at xiiij d . the peece 
for the hanncf Mask at xvj d . the peece; viij 8 . ij d . | 
xij beardf Black T: Redd for the fforesters Mask at like 
rate ; xvj 8 . | Heare for the Wylde men at xvj d . the lb 
iij lb ; iiij 8 . One Long white Bearde ; ij 8 . viij d . xl 9 . ij d . 

Property Henri Calleway for mony by him disbursed for 

percells. 8 ^* 

Mosse and yong Okes for Wylde me; vj 

Poles T: Wandf for the Lictors ; ij 

Bayes for the prologgf T: ppties ; iij viij 

Ivy for the Wylde men T; tharbo r ;... v x 

Armes of Okes for the hollo tree; xij 

Expencf at Higate one nighte % ij daies for 

pvision hereof; ij 

In all as by his bill amounting unto 5 xx vj 

John Rosse for poles T: shy vers for draft of the 

Curtins before the senat howse ; ij 

CurtynRingf; viij 

Edging the Curtins w* fFrenge ; xij 

Tape and Corde for the same : x 

fflower % past w 1 a pott for the same ; vij 

A Jebbett to hang up diligence ; iij iiij 

In all amounting unto ; viij v 

Necessaries John Lam for j dozen of past boorde ; iij 8 . iiij d . 
Pynnes 1 Nayles ; ij 8 . iiij d . % for a porter y» brought 
Canvas ; iij d . all : v s . xi d . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 57 

Barnard fFabyan for sundry pcells of his ware ; The 

n. s d Chaundler. 
Sering candells j lb , xvj 

White light? at iij s . vj d . the doze xxvj 

dose; ,. iiij xj 

Lynk? at iiij d . the peece lxxij xxiiij 

Corde iiij peeces iiij 

Lyne viij peec? v iiij 

Packthred ,.. v j 

In all amounting w* Torches viij 3 . unto ; vj xviij ix 

Will a m Lyzard for mony by him disburced for Paynters 

s. d. percells 

Syze °l pott? for the same; xxxviij vj 

Nayles to strayne the canvas ; xxij 

lb. 

Browne C uller at xviij d . the ft 2^ , iij ix 

Synop di lb price ; xviij 

XX 

White iiij xiij lb at iij d . the lb ; xxiij iij 

Lamp black xj lb at xvj d . the lb ; xiiij viij 

Masticote j lb ; iij vj 

Smalt xv lb at iij 8 . vj d . the lb ; Iij vj 

Dark sinop j lb iiij 

Vert iiij lb; x iiij 

Redd xiij lb at vj d . the lb vj vj 

Vermillion di lb ; iiij 

Slurry at vij 8 . the lb j lb iij q> tr8 xij iij 

ffyne Blackj lb ij 

Gowlde v.c. at ij 8 . viij d . the c. ; xiij iiij 

Sylver at xviij d . the c.m.viij c xxvij 

Glew iiij lb; xvj 

Cotten to gilde with iij ctf™ of lb ........... . xij 

Tyn ffoyle ^ ij 

Assedue at iij 8 . the lb vj lb iij q> tr8 xx iij 

Past and fflower; viij 

Yolo coorse and Oker de Rooce iiij vj 

Past pap iiij dozen for pendente to the light? viij 



58 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



Copper cullor ; iiij 

Knopps of wood Turnde 

Vertagayne; iij 

Sinoper paper; .,,...., ,. 

ffyne Black more j Jb iiij 

Pencells T: other necessaries ij 

sape j lb; , vj 

In all as by his bill appereth amouting unto ; 



xi J 



V11J 



xny 1 



Buskin- 
maker. 



The Wyer- 
drawer 



John ffarrington fer the making % soiling of vj paier 
of Startopps ; viij a . | vj paier of Mossy buskins ; viij 8 . 
And vj payer of paynted buskins all for Maskers ; xij 8 . 
in all ; xxviij 8 . 

Thorns Leverett for sundry pecellf vid2 

li. s, d. 

Wyer xxvj lb to hang the lights ; xxvij iiij 

Candellstickf at ij 9 . the dozen iiij dose ; viij 

Vice Candellstickf at xij d . the peece ; . . . xij 

High Candelstickf at vj d . the peece 6 ; iij 

Plates for small Canstickf ; xij 

vj s. ij s. 

Plates for walls T: for hattf ; viij 

ffunnells for hattf with long pypes; ... iij 

Rownde duble plates for the branches 
that hunge in the hall T: bare lightf 

viij doozen at x d . the peece ; iiij 

Launthornesiiij at vj 9 . the peece; xxiiij 9 . 

1 ij at xvj d . the pece; ij 8 . viij d . ; ... xxvj viij 

for plating iiij ffawchyns ; x 

staples vj price x 

Lyne xxxvj yardf xij 

RingC for Curtyns viij 

Pack Needells greate T: longe ij ; viij 

Bodkyns T: dowt^ for lightf xiij 

Nayles of sundry sortf ij ij 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 59 

H. a. d. 

A greate hart Lock xij 

In all amown ting unto ; viij xvij iij 

Roger Tyndall for Lending his Armor and for his Tharmerer 
s r v a nt£ attendauncf to arme % unarme the children in 
the play of Q. Fabius ; xlvj 8 . viij d 

Will a m Elom for vj homes garnisht with sylver by Hunters 
him dely vered into thoffice for the hunters Mask on New homes 
yeres Nighte, which homes the Maskers detayned % yet 
dooth kepe them against the will of all the officers ; 

xviij 8 . 

John Caro for mony to him due for sundry pcells Property- 

maker 

8. d. 

Holly T: I vye for the play of predor ; iiij 

ffyshes Cownterfete for the same vzl.) 

Whiting, Playce, Mackerell %c i ,11J 

A payle for the castell topp; vij 

Bayes for sundry p r poses; iiij 

Lathes for the Hollo tree ; xvj 

Hoopes for tharbo r T: topp of an howse ; iiij xj 

A Mace for the sargeant at armes ; xij 

A Trunchin for the dictator xx 

Past T: paper for the Dragons head ; xviij 

Deale boordes for the senat howse ; ij viij 

Glew T; glew pott ; iiij 

ffagbroches for the knobby of the tree ; ij 

A long staf to reache up and downf y e lightf 5 viij 

ffawchions for ffarrantf playe iiij ; iiij 

Pynnes styf % greate for paynted clothes 3 . . . ix 

Nayles v3. | tenpeny nayle c.di. ; xv d . | syxpenynayle 
vij.c di. ; iiij 8 . ix d .; fowerpeny Nayles v.c xx d | three- 
peny Nayles vij.c ; xxj d . | twopeny Nailes M ; xx d . | 



60 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

Tackf vj.c; ix d . | Itfh more sixpeny Nayle cc ; xij d , | 
fFowerpeny Nailes iiij ; xvj d . In all xiij 8 . ij d . 

vs. iiijd. xiiij s. f < »; ,»' #a 

ffoormes ij % stooles xij in all ; xix nij 

knobbs for the senat howse xvj 

Itfh more for Nayles of sundry sortf by him ) 
browght in T; imployed in thoffice ) 

In all as by his bill appereth ; lxix ix 

The Car- Rowland Robinson for stuf by him pvided vz! 

s. d. 

penter Rafters at xiiij d . the peece lviij ; lxvij viij 

Dubble Quarters at vj d . the peece. 12. vj 

singell quarters at ij d . ; the peece. 38 . ix vj 

Boordes iiij.c di, at vj s . the C xxvij 

Seeling Boorde j .c price ; vj viij 

Nayles by him employed ; xj 

ffur Poles lx price ; xxx 

Plank ij price; ij 

Cariages to T; fro ; iij vj 

viij 11 . iij iiij 



Patternes 
and leaves 
Cutt 



Will a m Pilkington thimbroderer for cutting of lxxij 
leaves w cb were cutt iij tymes duble vid3 ij tymes in 
pap % ones in satin ; xviij 8 . for making of vj patternes 
1 for cutting therof for samples for the gownes of Cloth 
ofgolde; iij 3 . In all ; xxj 8 . 



Cariages 
&c. 



Lockes 
keyes haspes 
and henges. 



Richard Gryme T; others for cariage of the fframes for 
the bowses that served in the playes T: other stuf T: ap- 
parell for the play r s % Maskers, w l theier attendance 
daye % nighte sundry tymes at Set Johns % at the 
Coorte betweene Christm a s and the Munday after twelfe 
daye ; xxvj 8 . | Richard Tayler °t Roger Atkenson ; ij 8 . | 
Geordge Haukinson T; sundry others ; vj 8 . xxxiiij 8 . 

John Collins for hing£ to the Colehowse dore in 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 61 

thoffice; xij d . | \ to others for Lockf keyes, haspes, % 
henges for dores Ht windos ; xiij 8 . iiij d . in all w* nailes ; 
ij 8 . xvj 8 . iiij d . 

John Drawater for Lynke *\ botehier betweene the be- Botehier 
ginnyng % end of the w r kf ; xvij 8 . viij d . One Lode of Lynkes 
Coles ; xxij s . | in Reward^ by the speciall appointfht of war( jg S &~ 
M r J. Forteskue to be geven to M r Nicholas Nudigate ; 
xl 8 . And by thappointmt of the M r ; xij 8 . And for 
Taynterhookes % other necessaries ; iij 8 . vj d . 

iiij 11 . xv s . ij d . 

Bryan Dodmer for Botehier 1 charges in suyng owte Rewardes 
the privie seale, w* sundry Reward^ by him geven for 
expedicon in obtayning the cc 11 . afore charged as prest, 
and for his owne travell % attendaunce in sundry affares 
of this office to him comitted at this tyme before men- 
cioned ; in all ; lx 8 . 

Will a m Newman for vj M l Billettf ; lxxij 8 . and for ffuell 
vj.c ffagottf ; xxx 8 . And to W m Wood for ij Lodes of 
Coles; xl 8 . in all; vij 11 . ij 8 . 

John Okes for a close stoole for the Maskers T; Players Necessaries 
^tc to use at the Coo r te ; viij 8 . for Lyer to strengthen 
the hangings w* w r kef done by him T: his serv a nt£ at the 
Coo r te % sundry other Necessaries by him there used ; 
xij 8 . x d . xx s . x d . 

All Themptions for Christm a s, New yeres tyde Betweene 
% Twelftyde w* the other charge, besides the wages is ^ e x ^\£? 

ccxxviij 11 . vij d . And the xj th 
ex r T. Blagrave. of Jan. 1573. 

-, " „ AnnoRR" 86 

Edivarde Buggyn. Eliz p r d 

Walter ffysshe. xvj t0 . 



62 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

ffor Candell- Woorkes doone % Attendaunce geven upon the 
m a sBe- j^ ew ma ^j n g 5 Translating, fFytting, ffurnishing, Gar- 

x jth f j an nishing setting foorth and taking in agayne of sundry 
aforesaide kindes of Apparell proptyes and Necessaries Incident 

aild the ffySt Timoclia at the sege of Thebes by Alexander 

offfebr. * f° r O ne Playe showen at Hampton Coorte before her 
1573. Anno Ma tie by M r Munkesters Children. And one Mask of 
xv -to ' Ladies w* lights being vj vertues, likewise prepared % 

brought thither in Redynesse but not showen for the 
Tediusnesse of the playe that nighte. The Charges 
of all which with the parties Names to whome any 
mony is due or hath been payde for the same perty- 
culerly ensueth. vidzl 

Taylers T: others the first at xx d . and all the rest at 
xvj d . the daye % the like for the nighte. 

Sm a xxx 11 . xvj s . iiij d . 

Propty Makers, Imbroderers T: Habberdashers ; 

Sm a ix 11 . xx d . 

Paynters Sm a xj u . xxij d . 

dayes nights li. s. 

Officers The M r at iiij 8 . the daie 20 ... 10 vj 

Clerkcomptrowler at ij s 20 ... 10 Ix 

The Clerk at ij 9 20 ... 10 Ix 

The Yoman at ij s 20 ... 10 Ix 

Sm a xv 

All the wages ) Artiffic" Ic. K xix 8 . ) . .. . 

v > lxv 1 . XIX s . x d . 

for Candellm a s is ) x d . Officers, xv 11 . J 

T. Blagrave. Edward Buggyn. 

Walter fysshe. 

Candellm^ Emptions and provisions w* other charges 
incident 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 63 

Walter ffish for mony by him disbursed for ; vidz) The yomana 

h. s. d. provisions 

Buekerams vj peecf at iiij 9 . the peece ; xxiiij 

Gloves for the Ladyes Maskers vj paier 5 xij 

Glooves for the torchebearers, vj paier ; viij 

Itrn ij dozen for children; xij 

Thredd of sundry sortf ; xvij ix 

Tape di. ft); ij 

ffeltf for Boyes hatf vj. iiij 8 . vj d . fori 

womens hattf vj. iiij 3 . vj d . | and for > xiij vj 

Men vj. iiij 8 . vj d . in all for feltf J 

Hookes % eies w l thackbroches ix 

Keyes for the entry dore iij ; xviij 

Coles one Lode; xxij 

Cariages by Land; xvj 

Barge T; Botehier to T; fro Hamto co r te ; xxviij 

Reward^ to the w r kmen to buy vit- j 

tell at Hampton Coo r te, J 
In all as by his bill, Txj vij vij x 

Richard Sharp for the wax and woorkmanshipp of vj The Wex- 
personages with the rest of the propties on vj candell- chaundler 
sticky at viij 8 . the peece ; xlviij 8 . | vj sweete lightf of 
white wex for the same ; vij 8 . In all with ij 8 . toward^ 
his expencf at the Coorte ; lvij 8 . 

ij s. 8d. 

John Ollyf for vij Baskettf made of purpose to cary The Basket- 

* 8 ' vii J d ' maker 

the candellstickf T: ppties T: for certeine small Baskettf 

xij 8. 

% iij greate hampers in all ; xxvj 8 . iiij d . 

Robert Moorer for perfumes to burne at thende of Matches and 
the Matches ; vj 8 . | % for sweete powder made of Musk P ow d er 
T: Amber ; xj 8 . viij d . | in all ; xvij 8 . viij d . 

Hawnce Eottf for sundry petternes by him made ; vj 8 . p a ttemesfor 

Maskes 



64 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

The Turner for vj Candellstickf of wood specially framed % turned 
for the p r pose to beare the ppties Ht lights in the Ladyes 
Mask ; - xvj 8 . iiij d . 

The Hahber- for sylver paper for the Maskers sleeves iiij doze di. at 
dasher iilj». the dozen ; xviij 8 . 

Silkwoman for Buttons and flowers for Maskers heddf vij T; one 
silk tree for a device in one of the Candellstick^ T; a box 
to put them in ; xvj 8 . | A Border of edging for a wo- 
mans hed ; viij 8 . xxiiij 8 . 

Upholster for pendente of burnished golde for the Maskers gar- 

mentf vij dozen ; xiiij 8 . silk for tassells T; setting them 
on ; ij s . Itm mor iij doze ; vj 8 . xxij 8 . 

viij 

The skri- for writing in fayer Text the speches dd to her Ma tie ; 

vener v y s> xd# 

Cariages to for Cariage of fframes for the players hows 1 brynging 
Hampton t ] iem b ac fc f rom the Q Q r te to sa i nt j ones q. for a tilt bote 
Cuo'te , .. 

besides ; in all ; xx 8 . vnj d . 

Rewardea To the paynters % others that went to Hampton Co r te 

and Ex- q. stavec i t nere that nighte as also the fellow that kept 
pences at H. ° r 

Coorte the stuff iij daies ; xx 8 . 

s. d. 

Property John Caro for viij bills xvj 

percells Targettf vj 

Gunnes vj ; xij 

6 6 

fflasks % tuchboxes x 

Armyng swordes vj ix 

Truncheons xj ; iij viij 

Bowes vj ; vj 

Arrowesxij; xx 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 65 

s. d. 

Boordf for the lightf ij viij 

Long Poles to hang them ij vilj 

Daggers; iij ; iij 

In all amounting unto ; lxxvj viij 

Barnard ffabian for di. lb seering candells ; viij d . | xiiij TheChaund- 
doze of Candells at iij 9 . vj d . the dozen; xlix 8 . | Pack 
thread j lb xij d . | Lyne one peece ; x d . a greate corde ; 

xij d . Lynks ij s . In all liij 8 . x d . 

y 

Thom a s Booreman for horshier iij daies to hampton Horshyer 

Coo r t w* expencf there, xn j s « u y d « 

Will a m Lyzarde for mony to him due for sundry p aV nters 

cullers, vz) percells 

6 . a. 

Syze T; pottf vij 

White x lb at iij d . the lb v 

Black iij lb at xvj d . the lb iiij 

Nayles; viij 

Smalt iij lb at iij 3 . vj d . the lb x vj 

Masticote j lb ; iij 

Ende di. lb; \ ij "viij 

sinop jib; ij 

Browne di. Tb; ix 

Vert j lb ij viij 

sape j qfe™ xx 

Gold culler iij 

Glew viij 

Wex; vj 

Golde v 

sylver vj 

ffynegolde vj viij 

Vermillion ij 

Byce 3 6zc£ iij 

A canstick of wood xij 



Silk weaver 



Thimbro- 
derer 



The Buskin- 
maker 



The Wex- 

chaundler 

Property 
percells 



Perles and 
flowers 



66 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

li. s. d. - 

fflower % past viij 

shells of golde ij ij viij 

shells of Sylver iij 

fyne cullers for wex w r ke . . * vj 

In all as by his bill appereth amounting to ; iiij j 

Will a m Bowll for mony to him due for ffrenge of fine 
copp silver at xviij d . vj Tb xix owncf viij 11 . xij s vj d . 

Past boorde lardge iij dozen di xiiij 3 . 

Bawderickf T: Tassells of fFyne copp sylver T: black silk 
xij for the flaskf T: tucheboxes price ; iiij 11 . iiij 8 . 

Tassells more vj ouncf ; ix s . 

In all amounting as by his bill ; xn j H « xix 8 . vj d . 

Will a m Pilkington for Tufting vj lardge kirtells of 
greene Sattin w* golde sarcenet all over wrought iiij 11 . 1 
iij samples wrought ; xiij 8 . iiij d . A felt xij d . | vij sylver 
buttons for hattf ; v 8 . x d . A paier of Joyned tressells ; 
ij 8 . in all ; cij 8 . ij d . 

John ffarrington for making ij paier of painted Bus- 
kins ; iiij 8 . A paier of yolo T: Redd velvett ; xx d . A 
paier of Russet taffata startopps ; xvj d . v ij s . 

John Izard for a proofe of pfumed lightf ijs. v jd a 

John Carow for seeling boorde C ; vj s . viij d . 
Itrh for Nayles by him M to the Clerkf custody x s . in 
a ^ y xj s . viij d . 

Martyn Hardrett for perles sett upon silver bonelace 
for the Ladys Maskers headf ccc % odd ; xxx s . 

Itm for vj greate Roses at xij d . the peece ; vj s . | a smaler 
sorte xviij at viij d . the peece ; xij s . 1 for vij doze di. at 
ij d . the peece ; xv s . in all xxxiii 8 . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 67 

John Carowe for c plancheborde ; iij 8 , iiij d . and for vj Planche 

sparres ; iij 8 . iiij d . in all ; vj 8 . viij d . boorde and 

sparres 

John Lam for spangles for the Ladyes Mask ; v s . | Spangles 
1 for pynns dd to Caro for the Clothes ; x d . v 8 . x d . and P innes 

Granger the Bargeman for his Bardge T:c w ch caried Cariages by 

the fFrames Tt su of the stuf to Hampto Coorte : xij 8 . land a ? d . 

. water to the 

viij d . % for Land cariage paid to J. Hutten by M r Bug- Coo r te 
gins appointing iij s . xv s . viij d . 

Bryan Dodmer for the charge of him selfe % others ; Journeyeng 
v3. M r Nudigate % the Wexchandler T;c before can- charges and 
dellm a s, whiles the chamber for the Revells was prepared ^ Cd'te and 
*$ the stuf bestowed ; vj 8 . And farder lykewyse re- Kingston w* 
mayning there till the Revells of candellm a s was past T; Rewardes 
things safe Returned againe; x s . | And for his owne 
s r vice during the tyme of the w r k£ aforesaide; xl s in 
all ; lvj s . 

To Thom a s Lam for his % the wexchandlers Botehier Botehier 
to Hamton Coo r te in post w* the white lightf ; v s . | theier 
Returne; iiij s . ix s . 

Geordge Arnolde for his expencf at the Coo r te T; at expences at 
Kingston during all the tyme that the stuf Remayned at H. Coo r te 
the Coo r te in the chamber till her Ma tie came thorow 
that the same was bestowed in the clozet T;c. and for 
sundry necessaries by him bowghte ; all x 8 . iiij d . 

Will a m Newman for ij M Billettf ; xxvj 8 . viij d . ffuell 

Itm more to Will a m Wood for a lode of Coles ; xxij 8 . 

xlviij s . viii d . 

Edward Buggin Clerkcomptrowler of thoffice for Bote- Bothier Ri- 
hier and horshier w* other expenef at Hampton Coo r te an( jEx- 
T: at Kingston 1c. at this tyme ; xx s . pences 

F 2 



68 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



Bryan Dodraer for botehier to 1 fro hamptonco r te 
after Candellm a s to know my L Chambleyne his pleasure 
for mony due by this booke T: likewise his pleasure for 
preparacons to be made against Shrovety ; viij 3 . and for 
his expencf at the Coo r te "l at Kingston during that at- 

iij daies and iij nightes .... 

tendaunce for that matt r ; vj 8 . xmj 8 . 



All Themptions j ^ ^ yijd> exr# T BlagraV€ , 
lc at Candellm-s J Edward Buggyn. 

Walter fysshe. 



ffor Shrovetyde at Hampton Coo r te 

Woorkf doone % attendaunce geven T: provi- 
sions made for the players and Maskf showen at 



Betweene 
the v te of 

the Fvrste of XV ^ ' shrovetide aforesaide New making, Translating, 
Marche a° Repayring, flitting, ffurnishing ; Garnishing T: set- 

' p ' ting foorth of sundry kindes of Apparell ppties furniture 
% necessaries Incident thereunto. And likewise the 
Taking in againe making cleane T: safe bestowing therof 
T: of the whole store of The Office. The charges wherof 
as also for all other Business thereunto belonging T: w*in 
that tyme issued % due to the parties hereunder written 
pticulerly ensueth, vid3 



Playes 
playde at 
Hampton 
Coo r te as 
ffoJloweth. 



Philemon T; philecia play by the Erie of Lecesters 
men on Shrove Mundaye nighte. 

Percius T: Anthomiris playde by Munkest r s Children 
on Shrovetewsdaye at Nighte ; 

ij. | Throughly furnished garnished T: fytted with the 
store of thofHce and ©visions following ; 



Maskes 
showen at 
Hampton 
Coo r te 



Warriers vij w* one shippm r that uttered speches 
Torchebearers vj the warriers had hargabusss 
Ladyes vij w* one that uttered a speeche 
Torchebearers vj. both w ch Masks were showene on 
Shrovetewsdaye nighte. 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 69 

ij | furnished % garnished w l the store of thoffiee 1 
provisions following. 

ffor Shrovetyde aforesaide 

Taylers and others the ffirst at xx d . the residue at 
xij d . the daie % asmuche for the nighte. 

Sm a xxxj u . ij s . iiij a . 

Carpenters at xiiij d . p diem. Sm a xvj s . iiij d . 

Paynters at xx d . xviij d . xvj d . 1 xij d . p diem. 

Sm a xvj 11 . viij s . vj d . 

Proptymakers, Imbroderers Habberdashers T; Wyer- Property- 
drawers. Sm a viii 11 . vi s . iiii d . raakers I m_ 

J J J broderers 

dayes nights li. s. 

The M r at iiij s . per diem ... 23 ... 10 vj xij Officers 

Clerkcomptrowler at ij s 23 ... 10 lxvj 

The Clerk at ij* 23 ... 10 lxvj 

The Yoman at ij 8 23 ... 10 lxvj 

Sm a xvj x 

Artificers Tx. lvj 11 . xiij*. vj d . Offi- ) . All the 

cers ; xvj 11 . x s . j J • J • J • Wages for 

ex r T. Blagrave. 
Edward Buggy n. 
Walter fysshe. 

ffor Shrovetyde aforesaide Emptions provisions % other 

charges incident 
Walter ffysh for mony by him disburced ; vidz! for T , Y 
Buckerams xij peeces at iiij 8 . the peece ... xl.viij provision 

Bladders xvj 

ffeltevj vj 

Thre a d of sundry cullers T: prices ; xij viij 

Golde Sarcenett for one odd head ; l(j, tr ... iij ij 



70 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

Glooves washte vj paier for Maskers ; x 8 . Torchebearers 
vj pe viij 8 . % ij dozen di. for Children ; xv 9 . xxxiij 8 . 

li. 8. d.^ 

Buttons j groce xij 

Calles at viij d . the peece vij iiij viij 

Bandf and RufFf for children all span- 
gled 8 xxvj viij 

A Booke of Riall paper for y e yoman ; . . . vj 

Tape jib; iiij 

A Whissell of Sylv r for a shipp M r hiered ; ij vj 

Ink for the Yoman ; vj 

Coles j lode ; xxij 

Reward^ T: expencf at Hampton Co r te ; vij viij 

Barge T: Botehier to T: fro Hampton 

Coo r te ; xxij 

Carrages by Land ; xxij 

Horshier for him selfe T: his man ; vj viij 

In all as by his bill, w* iiij fardngalls ; ... xij 

xj xiiij 

The Wyer- Thom a s Leverett for sundry pcells of his wares, vidz 

drawer and p lates for the Braunches that bare the "• 8 - d - 

his tiercells 

lightf in the hall at Hampton Coo r te 

ex at x d . the peece, in all; iiij xi viii 

24 1b. at xd. the lb. 

Wyer to strayne crosse the hall % to 
hang the braunches with the lights 

viij Tb at xij d . the lb price ; xxviij 

Nayles M ; xx 

Candellsticks of dubble plate xij. price ; iij 

Plates with holes for hattf ; iij 

In all as by his bill appereth amounting 

unto vj vij iiij 

Sylk Weaver Will a m Bowll for sundry pcells of ware, vz!. 
Bone Lace of fyne Copp silver x lbs. at 
xviij d . the ownce ; xij 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 71 

li. 8. d. 

ffrenge 1 Buttons of like stuf % Rate ij lb . xlviij 

Ollyff branches 1 trees of silk ; viij ij 

A Box to contayne the p r miss ; ij lb . 

In Reward for speciall s r vic£ by him done ; xx 

All which amounteth unto ; xv xvj ij 

Will a m Lyzard for sundry Cullers by him pvided ; yid3 

n. s. d. 

Syze; , vj 

smalt; x vj 

Byce; iiij 

Ende; xvj 

Masticot; iij 

sinop; ij 

vert; ij viij 

sape; xx 

white; xij 

Black; xvj 

Vermillion; ij 

Sylver | 2200; xxxiij 

ffyne golde 200 : xiij iiij 

Glew; xij 

Syze; vj 

Vermillion; ij 

sinop. j lb di, iij 

ffyne white j lb xvj 

ffyne Black j lb ; ij viij 

xij shells of silv r ; xij 

viij shells of sinop pap ; ij viij 

Goulde iiij c . at ij s . viij le c ; , . . x viij 

Past pap v dozen ; x 

Glew; xij 

Assedue, iiij lb ; xij viij 

Golde culler j lb di; vj 

The Grinding of iiij pe of sheeres ; ... viij 

Yron cullers; xvj 

In all as by his bill ; vij xiiij x 



Paynters 
percells for 
the clptes 
and pro- 
perties 



ffor Mask- 
heades Wea- 
pons gunnes 
flaskes tuch- 
boxes and 
branches for 
lightes. 



72 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



Buskin- 
maker 



John ffarrington for making and selling of vj paier of 
purple Buskins w* Males painted on them ; xij s . Redd 
paynted Buskins ij paier ; iiij s . Yolow gold Taffita, 8 

xxix s . iiij d . 



paier; xnj s 



iiij d . 



The Mil- 
lioner 



Martin Hardrett Tx. for iiij Braunches of Ollyffs made 
of greene sylk ; iiij 3 . | ffor the Tronchwomans heade T, 
for vij Hatband? for the men Maskers T:c. xlvj 3 . viij a . 
In all 1 



vnj d . 



ffuell Will a m Newman for iij M 1 billettC ; xl 8 . % to Dawncy 

for j lode of Coles ; xxij s . lxij 8 . 



The ffether- 
maker- 



for vj band? of ffethers for the MeniMaskers % one for 
the Tronchewoman in all vij price ; liij s . iiij d . 



The Car- 
penter 



Rowland Robynson for iij Elme boordes T: vij Ledges 
ffor the fframes for the players T: for Nayles Tx. 



iij s . viii d . 



Itfh for vyces to wrest? to draw the wyers tighte wheron 
the light? did hang crosse the hall iiij 8 . 



Horshier 
and Jorney- 
eng charges 



Thom a s Booreman for mony by him layd owte sundry 
tymes for the hier of Horses and for theier meate whiles 
they travelled T: remayned at Kingston Tx. ffirst the 
xx th of ffebruary for ij Gelding to osterly % to Hampton 
Coo r te to know my L. Chamberlens Pleasure % back 
againe to saint Jones T: likewise to the Coo r te againe T; 
there remayning vij daies at xx d . the daye % theier 
charge at Kingston T:c. together. xxxix 8 . iiij d . 



c . , John Drawater for Cariage of fframes % painted 

land and by Clothes for the players howses to hampton Co r te attend- 

Water j n g ^he S ame there till service therw* was past and so 

returning the same. In all w e the Carters and Car- 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 73 

penters expencf there whiles thay wayted % the Carmens 
wages % horshier for him selfe ; xxxv 8 . iiij d . And for 
Boote and Bardgehier to % fro the Coo r te w* certayne 
other stuf; xvj 3 . 8 d . In all w* his botehier sundry 
tymes to Westminster for the children that served the 
Mask. lj s . iiij d . 

Itin for the diettf 1 Lodging of dyvers childre at Diett for 

saint Jones whiles thay Learned theier ntf 1 Jestures Cmldren 

Maskers be~ 
meete for the Mask in w ch ix of them did serve at f ore shrove- 

Hampton Coo r te; xxxiij 3 . iiij d . tide. 

John Owgle for xiiij Beardf Marquesotted at xvj d . the The vyzard- 
peece ; xviij 3 . viij d . T: for egg£ to make cleane vizardf : maker - 

curing heares, &c. 

iij d . And for his wages or reward for his s r vice at this 
tyme before omitted ; x s . viij d . In all ; xxix 3 . viij d . 

Thom a s Lamb for the Carmen T:c that caried certayne Land 
of the stuf in hamps to the water T£ w* iiij d . by him paid Cariages 
for bladders in all ; xx d . 



To Bruton of Powles wharfe for a Bardge T: vj ores Bardgehier 
with ij Tylt Whirreyes that caryed the Masking geare and Botehier 
1 Children w* theier tuto r s and an Italian Woman T:c to co r te 
Dresse theier head^ as also the Taylers ppty makers T: 
haberdashers $ xxiiij 3 . 

To W m Skarboro for ffyer T: vittells for the Children Expences at 
T: theier attendant^ whiles they wayted to know whether „u ° e on 
her Ma tie wolde have the Maske that nighte ; ix 8 . vj d . Mundaye. 



Lodging, ffyer, % vittells for the children T: Women y* Expenses at 

wayted tattyer them w* others y* were appointed to stay Kingston on 

till the Mask were showen and for theier dynners the next Ni°-hte 

daye being Shrovetewsdaye there \ xiiij 3 . viij d . aforesaide 



74 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

The Barber for trymmyng the Children on Shrovetuisdaye ; xij d . 

Expenses at To Skarboro for the Childrens supps % the Womens 

the Coo'te on su w t the Rest of thattendantf : ix s . x d . 

bnrovetwis- * *" 

daye 

Expenses at To Mother sparo for the childrens lodgings w* ffyer % 

Kingston on ff 00 ^ e that n i„h te % in the Morning whiles thay staied 

Shrovetwis- e & J 

daie nighte for botes > X1 J S - 

Bardge and To Bruton for his Bardge T; ij whirreyes to cary the 

f ° teh th r children 1 stuff back to Londo and for his wayting daie 

Coote ^ nighte to cary the Children betwene the Coo r te T; 

kington ; xxv s . vj d . 

Expenses at To Thom a s Totnall for yer T: vittells for the Children 

e ac when they landed sii of them being sick T; colde % 

nryers on J & 

ash Wednes- hungry; vi s . vj d . 

daie. 

Rewardes To the Nine Children that served at y e Coo r te \ ix s . | 

and hier of To the Italian Woman T: her dawght' for Lending the 
Womens ° to 

heares for heares "tc. T: for theier s r vice *\ attendauncf ; xxxiij 3 . iiij d . 

the Children To N. Nudigate by thappointmt 1 at the request of 

M r Fortescue in respect of his s r vice T; paines w* the 

childre and otherwise. xl 8 . And to Bryan Dodmer for 

his paynes sundry waies imployed; xl s . vj 11 . ij s . iiij d . 

Horshier Edward Buggin clerkcomptrowler for mony by him 

andBotehier disburced for the hier of Horses to Hampton Coo'te 

theier expencf there 1 at Kingston 1 likewise for his 

Botehier sundry tymes w 4 rewardf geven *X other ex- 

pencf in thaffares of this office ; xx s . 

Necessaries The Clerk for his ordinari Greene cloth, pap Ink, 
for Cownters % other Necessaries incident to his office : 

lxvj 8 . viij d . 
Sm a iiij 11 . vj s . viij d . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 75 

All Themptions Ic \ _ .... ..., A 

forShrovetydeis/ lxxm J' X '- m J exr - 

T 7 . Blagrave. 
Edwarde Buggyn. 
Walter fysshe. 

The Totall su of this whole volume according to the 
de vision therof 5 vidS. 

wages f Artifficers 1c. xvij". viij 8 . viij d . % "• .. 3 -.. d ;. 
of I Officers xj». fxxvnjvujvuj 

Emptions T; other charges y* tyme; vij xij ij 

Sm a xxxvj x M T Druryes 

Wedding 

wages f Artifficers T:c. c.xiiij 11 . iiij 8 . vj d . 1 

ofloffycers: xvij". x». | C ™J X »»J V J 

Emptions T: other charges then cc.xxviij vij 

Sm a ccc.lix xv j Christm a s. 

wages f Artifficers; Ic. ... R xix 8 . x d . ) 

lxv xix x 



of l Officers ; xv 



} 



Emptions T: other charges then lxiij iiij vij 

Sm a c.xxix iiij v Candellm a s 

wages J Artifficers ; 1c. lvj u . xiij 8 . vj d . ) 

of (Officers; xvj". x». J lxX1 J "J V J 

Emptions and other charges then ; lxxiiij x iiij 

Sm a c.xlvij xiij x Shrovetyde 
In all as more pticculerly by the same booke appereth 

amounting unto d.c.lxxij 11 . xiiij 8 . ij d . 

as followeth more breefely. 



76 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

Sm° of all the whole Booke as is before so here more 
Breefely. November, December January T; ffebruari 
anno R.R nro - Elizabeth xvj to . p r d. 

c. li.^ •• d. 

Wages ) Artifficers ; Tx ; ij xxxix vj vj ) ?.. « u. •. d. # 
of J Offycers, 1c Ix ' J 1J mj X1X VJ VJ 

XX 

Emptions 1 all other charges; ccciijxiij 11 . vij 8 . viij d . 

vj c . lxxij 11 . xiiij 9 . vj d . 
T. Blagrave. 
Edwarde Duggyn. 
Walter Fysshe. 

Canvas at Hereunto is to be added a peece of Canvas cont. xl ells 

Shrovetyde which WQg browght into thoffice by M r » Danes s r v a nt at 

forgotten ° J 

before xij d . the ell it was for the howses made for the players 

then ; xl 9 . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 77 



[BOOK IV.] 



Revells in One Yeare. vidz!. 

The Booke of all Charges growen w l in the said Office ffrom the 

and by meanes of thaffares thereunto belonging for that e ^* 

mi tm • , • lo73 anno 

tyme Thom a s Blagrave esquier being appoynted Master RR l,ffi Eliza- 

of the same (as by sundry Letters from the Lorde Cham- b tne . xv J to 

berlaye maye appeare) He proceded therein Geving at- j ja<5t f -p v 

tendaunce, and making preparacon with other service 1574 anno 

Incident thereunto, as occasion required: for her Ma- w, 7, " 

^ bthe p r d 

gestyes Regall Disporte and Recreacion, at tymes con- xvij mo 

venyent. Wherein the charges arose, and did grow as 
ffolloweth. As well for him selfe; as also for others 
hereafter ensuing. 

Firste. 
ffor the Progresse to Reading r i c . And Lykewyze ffor Betweene 
the Ayryng, Repayryngs, Translatyngf, preparing, ffyt- tne ^ ast °f 
ting, ffurnishing, Garnishing, Attending and setting SSL [^ e j 5 ^ 3 
foorth of sundry kyndf of Apparell propertyes T; fFurny- And the ffirst 
ture for the Italyan Players that fFollowed the progresse ^e°said V * 
and made pastyme fyrst at Wynsor and afterwardf at yere anno 
Reading. As also for the whole charges of those viij J*^"* E ) lza - 
Moneths any waye Ryzing by the saide Office and thaf- 
fares therto belonging ptycculerly ensueth. vid2 

Taylers T: others working T: attending the premiss the 
first at xx d . the Rest at xij d . the daie T; asmuche for 
the nyghte : 

Sm a xlj 11 . xj 8 . viij d . 



Property- 
makers 

Offvcers 



78 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

John Carow 1 others Sm a iiij 11 . xij 8 . vj d . 



dayes, 



The M r at iiij s the daye : 40 

Clerkcomptrowler at ij 8 40 

The Clerke at ij 8 40 

The Yoman at ij 8 40 



nights. H. 8. 

. 5 ix 

. 5 iiij x 

. 5 iiij x 

,. 5 iiij x 

Sm a xxij x 



Sm a of all the Wages those viij Monethf ending the 
last of October 1574 anno RR UJB Eliz! xvj t0 . 

Art y ficrs ; xivj". iiij 8 . ijo 

Offic'sj xxij". x 8 . I J J J 



Emptions provizions and Expences within the viij 
Monethes aforesaide ; vidz! . 



Canvas 



Implementes 
and Ex- 
pences in 
the Pro- 
gresse for 
the Italyan 
Players at 
Wynsor and 
Reding 



M ris Dane for fForty ells of Canvas at xij d . the ell 
whiche shoulde have bene alowed in the last booke (be- 
fore this) according to the entry there ; but bycause it 
was entred after the Totall soom ; and not subscribed by 
any Officer. Therfore the Auditor wolde not alow it 
there ; Neverthelesse she was paide for that among the 
residue of her soommes in that booke due as by her ac- 
quittance remayning w* Bryan Dodmer maye appere so 
y 1 now her dett for this must be payd to the said Dodml . 

xl». 

Thom a s Blagrave esquier for mony by him disburced 
for sundry Implement^ % occazions vid3 

To John Carow for a plank of fFyrr % other peeces of 
sawen wood ; xv j s « viij d . 

Itm for Iron woorke for a frame for a seate in a 
pageant ; xv 8 . 

I tin for the woorkmanshipp of the Seate or Chayer, 
T^c xviij 8 . iiij d . 

Itin for a hamp to carye the same together and for 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 79 

cariage of it from Suthwarke w 1 Rewarde to carowes 
man in all ; vij s . 

In all by him paid to Carowe then ; lvij s . 

Itm for Ladles T: Dishes to beare the lightf at Wynsor 
for the Italyans and for payntyng 1 garnishing of them 
w* Reward^ geven to dyvers whose Necessaryes and 
s r vic£ were then used ; xj s . vj d . 

Itm for preparacons T:c. at Reading the xv th of July 
1574 a RR™. E. xvj t0 . 

s. d. 

Golde Lether for cronetf iij iiij 

Thred T: sheperdf hookes ; xiiij 

Horshyer vj daies. 3 xxxiij 

Horsemeate at Reading xj vj 

The Viteller at Reading for the dyett of 

sudry psons ; xv 

8 

Lamskynnes for Shepperds ; iiij 

Horstayles for the wylde mannes garment... iiij viij 

Arrowes for Nymphes ; vj 

Lights and shepperdf staves ; vij 

Hoopes for Garlandf ; iiij 

pottf for the Paynter ij 

ijd- iijd. iiijd. ij d- iiij d- 

Packthredd, Glew, Lyne, Tackf, wyer, 1 

iiijd. 

Coles; xix 

Plates for the Candelstickf ; iiij 

Boordes for the plates ; xvj 

Wyer to hang the lights ; xvj 

Baye Leaves 1 flowers ; xij 

for pay nting sundry devicf ij 

Reward^ to vj Taylers there ; vj 

Howsero°me for the stuf ; v 

The hyer of a Syth for Saturne ; iiij 

Cariage of stuf fro Reding ; ij vj 

The hier of a Trunk; ij vj 



80 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



sundry necessaries T; Rewardf disburced by- 
John Drawat r there ; v 

In all for his disburcem tes at Reading c.vj x 



In all by him the said T. Blagrave disburced w^n 
those viij Monethf aforesaide amouteth unto ; 



Vllj 1 



XV s 



lllj< 



ffewell and 
Necessaries 
w l Botehier 
&c. 



Walter ffish Yoman of the saide Office for mony by 
him disburced for fewell ; xxvj s . viij d . ffor Thredd of 
sundry Cullers T: sundry other small necessaries ; xiij s . 
iiij d . And for Botehier horshier T: Riding charges w* 
other expencf xx s . ; lx s . 



Jorneying 
charges 



Edward Buggin gent Clerkcomptrowler of this Office 
for his Botehier, Horshier, Riding charge and other ex- 
pencf w l that tyme in all ; 



xx* 



Jorneying Bryan Dodmer for his Botehier, horshier, Riding 

c arges and c ^ ar g es an( j expencf w*in this tyme of viij moneths as 
also for his owne s r vice and attendaunce upon theise 
matters T: Reconyngf untill thaccoute thereof be past, 

lxvj s . viij d . 

The hyer of Thom a s Clatterbooke for hier of iij devells cotes and 

appare headf T: one olde mannes fries cote for the Italian prayers 

at Wynsor v s . 

Sm a of all the Emptions pvisios and Expencf for the 
Progresse T: those viij Monethf ending the last of Octob. 
a RR U88 Eliz. xvj t0 pld. xviij 11 . vij s . 



Sm a of those viij Monethf Ending the Last of Octo- 
ber 1574. Anno RR nae Elizabthe xvj t0 Amounteth to 



Wages J Artificers ; Tic. xlvj 11 . iiij 3 . ij d . 
of I Offyc r s ; xxij 11 . x s . 



68". 14 s . 2 d . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 81 

Emptions ; Tx. xviij 11 . vij s . 

XX. 

In all amouting to ; iiij vij u . xiiij 8 . 

T. Blagrave. 
Edward Buggyn. 
Walter fysshe. 

Woork doone and attendaunce geaven Betweene the & or Cbrist- 
ffyrstof November (1574) Anno RR™ Elizabthe xvj to . Twelftvde 
And The last of ffebruary (1574) Anno RR nffl E pldict Candellmas 
xvij mo . By meanes of Preparing, Newmaking, Trans- JJ|J ^7 ! e " 
lating, Repayring, ffytting, ffurnishing, Garnishing, and Anno RR nie 
attending of the Playes, Maskes, Apparell, ffurniture, Elyzabthe 
Wares ppertyes, Stuf store and Implement^ of the saide 
Office for the apt setting foorthe of the same at the tymes 
aforesaide. The whole charges wherof aswell for the 
wages as for wares, Cariages, Jorneyeng charges *\ all 
other expencf thereunto incident hereafter ptyculery 
ensueth. vidzl. 

Taylers % others. The fyrst at xx d . "I all the residue 
at xii d . the daye and asmuche for the nighte ; 

J xx li. 

Sm a of the Taylers "tc. iiij xiiij viij 

Paynters at xx d . the daye 1 xx d . the nighte. 

Sm a of the Paynters ; xxxvij". iij 9 . iiij d . 

Proptymakers, Habberdasherf, Joyners and Car- 
penters. 

Sm a of the pptymakers 1c. lj 11 . iiij d . 

dayes ni^htes li. 

The M r at iiij 8 . p diem 81 ... 19 xx Offycers 

Clerkcomptrowler, ij 9 81 ... 19 x 

The Clerk at ij s 81 ... 19 x 

The Yoman at ij s 81 ... 19 x 

Sm a of ThofhVs ft 



82 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

Sm a of those Wages for November, December, Janu- 
ary, T: February vz) . ffor preparacon of Playes % Maskf 
and for Woork doone at Christm a s, Twelftyde, Can- 
dellmas % Shrovetyde, Anno RR nse Elizabthe xvij mo 
Amouteth to ccxxxij 11 . iiij 8 . iiij d , 

Emptions provizions and Expencf with all other 
Charges for Chrystmas, Twelftyde Candellmas and 
Shrovetyde Anno RR n{B E. xvij mo f)dict. vid3 . 

Thymbro- Will a m Pylkyngton for woork by him doone and mony 

derers per- ^ ^ym disbursed ffor Stytching a Cote and a payer of 
Buskyns with a hatt made all over with sylvercoyne and 
for sylk for the same ; xv s . — A patterne for a Bande ; 
ij s . — The Imbrodering of vj bandf forhattf for Maskers 
ritchly wroughte with venys sylv r and for sylk and sylver 
for the same : iiij 11 . — and for his fferriage at Putneye. 
iiij d . iiij 11 . xvij s . iiij d . 

Froperty- Richard Rowlande for mony by him disburced. 
makers per- H. s. d. 

cells for J\ ayles of sundry sortf ; . . ; xxxvij vj 

Skynnes to cover horses : xxj 

Glew and Hoopes ; iiij viij 

Horstayles T: Manes ; xij 

Corde and a Halter for an asse ; xij 

Turning of pyllers ; iiij 

Leaves and Mosse ; v 

Cyzers T; Taynterhookes ; xix 

ffir Poles 12 at iiij d . the peece : iiij 

Hunters staves ; iij 

Cariages; ij ij 

In all Amownting unto ; iiij iiij xj 

Chaundlers Barnard fFabyan for sundry percells of his wares, 
percells it>. 

fyrst for white lightf 416 at iiij d . It> ... vj xviij viij 

Seering Candell iij ft) at xvj d . the Ife... iiij 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 83 

li. s. d. 

Packthread iij lb at xij d . the 1ft iij 

Corde % Lyne of severall sortf xiij viij 

Lynkes xxx at iiij d . the peece ; x 

In all as by his bill more at lardge ap- 

pereth; , viij ix iiij 

Henri Devenish for mony to him due : 

for iiij plates for the Rock ; ij x Property- 

Postf at xiiij d . the peece iiij price ; iiij viij ^ji^ per " 

Upper peeces for the topp iiij ; xxij 

Quarters for the dore ij price ; vj 

Eves boorde 159 foote price; xij 

El me Boorde 76 foote price ; iiij viij 

seeling Boorde 113 foote price ; viij 

Nayles of sundry sortf ; xiiij 

Lightf by him bowght T; spent there ; vij 

Eves boorde more 47 foote, price ; iij iiij 

seeling Boord more 17 foote ; xiiij 

Transoms ij price : vj 

In all by him dd T: Imployed in thoffice ; . . . xlj iij 

Will a m iiyler for mony to him due for 

Oken Inche liooaie 200 foote J ; x vj viij Carpenters 

Dubble Quarters xxiiij ; xij percells 

syngle Quarters 1 at iij d . the peece ; ij vj 

Itm more xxiiij single quarters ; vij vj 

A planck % Beeche for a ladder ; ij viij 

Itm more for oke Inche boorde 100 foote 1 iij 
quarters of a hundred and x foote in all 

am tin »to; xij viij 

syngle boorde di c 1 v foote ; iij viij 

In all amownting together unto ; 1 vij viij 



Will a m Hardinge for xxvj ells iij % tra of yolow Sarcenet Mercers 

G g percells 



Sundry 
kyndes of 
wares pro- 
vyded by 
the yoman 
and his ex- 
pences at 
this tyme. 



84 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

at v 8 . the ell ; vj u . xiij 8 . ix d . And for Russett Sarcenett 
xxxix ells at v s . the ell ; ix 11 . xv 8 . In all xvj u . viij 8 . ix d . 

Richard Barne for c.clxj elle qf s r cenett of sundry 
Cullers at v 8 . the ell lxv 11 . vj s . iij d . Greene velvet iij 
quarters of a yard ; xij s . ix d . Whit sarcenett xxv ells 
at v s . the ell ; vj n . v s . Black velvett xvij yardf iij q? ra 
at 15 s . ; xiij 11 . vj s . iij d . Itm more for j yarde di of the 
same ; xxij 9 . vj d . Black Buckeram of the fynest pece j ; 

XX 

xiij 9 . iiij d . In all iiij vij H . vj s . j d . 

Walter fFyshe for mony by him disburced, vid3 

li. s: d. 

for Rushes, Brushes, and Rubbers xxiij iiij 

Thredd of sundry cullers % prices ; liiij ij 

Paper for patterns Tx iij quiers ; xij 

ijs. viijd- xvjs. iiijd. 

Tyncell, ffelte T: stocky xix 

Damask iiij yardf qf T di. being greene ; xliij ix 

TafFata orengeculler of levant 5 y! ds ; xj viij 

Copper lace ij lb xv ouncf ; lxij viij 

Gloves for Players T; Maskers ; c.ix iiij 

Tape for tyengfj and strengthing ; vij 

fFurres of woolveringf for pedlers capps ; xxxiij 

Past boorde ; iij iiij 

ffewell by him provyded ; xxviij ij 

Lights besides the chaundlers pcells ; . . . ij iiij 

Eggf to trym the vizardf ; ij 

Sylk and Needells ; xvj 

Breade to make cleane headpeecf ; vj 

Cutting of Gardf ; xij 

Beardes; x 

Lynnen Lynyngf ; v x 

Cotten Lynynge xj viij 

Vizard f 27 price ; iiij x 

The hyer of a Marryners whissell ; iij iiij 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 85 

li. s. d. 

A sack for the players ; ij iiij 

Heare to stuff bootes for the horses ; 

and for ij payer of spurres ; iij iiij 

Bottells for Pilgrymes, ij ; xij 

Styckf ij Bundells viij 

Barge hyer and Botehier ; ciiij x 

Cariages by Land ; lxiiij vj 

Ryding charges ; xvj 

Reward^ ; viij 

Buckerams of sundry prices, 30 peecf ; vj vij 

In all amowntyng unto ; xlij vj vij 

John Hill for Ten Thowsand of Billettf by him de- ffewell 
lyvered into the said Office at xij 3 . viij d . the thowsand 
paid by Bryan Dodmer at thappoyntment of M r Bla- 
grave. Therefore upon payment of this Booke the said 
Dodmer is to receive his mony againe namely ; 

vj u . vj s . viij d . 

Thom a s Leverett for mony to him due for Wares and Wyer- 
for service done by him T; his s r vnte ; drawers 

ffirst at Christm a s % Twelftyde aforesaide for an d theier 

li. s. d. 

Stock Candellstickt! iiij doosen ; x vj R^rdes 

Vyce Candellstickf vj price; vj 

Bodkyns halfe a doQzyn price ; xij 

Cases halfe a doosyn price ; ij 

Wyer xli ft) di. and ij ft) xliij vj 

Curtyn Ringf iij dozen; xij 

A greate Lanthorne ; ij 

Rownd plates for the Branches at x d . the 
peece viij dozen and ij greate plates 
for pillers at iij 8 . iiij d . the pecein all; iiij vj viij 

Small spykers j dozen Tie. ; ij ij 

TacktT one Thowsand price ; xx 

Botehier to Hampton coorte ; iiij 



86 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

li. s- d. 

Reward^ or wages for him °t his s r v a nt£ 
Namely for John Collarde, Edmund 
Birchall, JohnWillm a s T; W m Dawson 
for all theier attendaunces T: s r vice 
this Christm a s 1 Twelftyde aswell at 
Hampton coorte as in thoffice ; xlvj viij 

At Candellm a s for 

Bittf w l bosses for the Hobby Horses ; iiij 

Cownters to cast awaye by players ; . . . iij 

Buckles with penners vj paier; iiij 

Bellowes one payer price ; iij iiij 

Wyer for the Horses leggf iiij lb * iiij 

Clavant wyer ij ft) price ; iij 

Two peny Nayles j m ; xx 

Wyer ix ft) price ; ix 

Plates ij price ; xij 

Rewardf or wagf for him selfe % ij other 

then; xxiiij vj 

At Shrovetyde for 

xix branches to beare the lights ; iij iij iiij 

Wyer of the greate sorte to hang or to 

strayne crosse the hall at H . C. ; ... xxv 

Clavant wyer viij ft) ; „.. viij 

Nayles vij c xiiij 

Reward^ or Wagf for him T: his iij 

s r vant£ woo r king and attending then ; xx 

In all amownting unto ; xvn j xvn j v j 

Thomas Blagrave esquier for mony by him disburced 
upon sundry occazions concerning this Office and Thaf- 
fares therof as foloweth ; vidzl 

26°. Novembris 157'i. 

3 

Jorneyeng Horshyer and charges by the waye at Wynsor stayeng 
charges 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 



87 



xxiij 8 . iiij d . 
xij d . 

ij 8 - 



there ij dayes in November iiij daies for puzing T: Re- 

formyng of ffarrantr; playe T:c xiij 8 . vj d . 

5° Decembr^ 1574 

3 

Ho r sehyer to Hampton Coorte to confer w* my L. 
Chamberlayne the L. Haward, % M r . Knevett upo cer- 
tayne devices % to ^uze ffarrantf playe there againe iij 
daies the charge wherof w* horsemeate at Kingston is ; 

xxvij 8 . viij d . 
13° Decembr 1574 
Coles j Lode T: v sackf 
for a keye % mending of a Lock ; 

xvjd. 

Lynkf ij viij d . T: to Rosse for a patterne ; 
14. Decembr. 
The expencfT % chargf where my L. Chamberlens 
Players did show the history of Phedrastus T: Phigon 
and Lucia together amouteth unto; ix s . iiij d . 

15. Decembr^ 
Coles j Lode and vj sackf ; xxiiij 8 . 

18 Decembrf 
The expencf and charge wheare my L. of Leicesters 
men showed theier matter of panecia ; x s . 

Itm for a dozen of Lether poyntf ; iij d . 

Itm for iij Torches that nighte ; iij 8 . 

23° Decembrf 
Coles xx sackf at viij d . the sack; xiij 8 . iiij d . 



ffewell 
Necessaries 



peruzing 
and Reform- 
ing of plaies. 



ffewell 



peruzing 
and Reform- 
ing of playes. 



ffewell 



Habberdash 
small ware. 



Mirors or lookingglasses for the pedlers Mask xij 
small at ij s . the peece and vj greater at iiij 8 . the peece 

viijd. 

and for ffrenche pynnes in all ; xlviij 8 . viij d . 

26° December 

The hyer of j Wagon T; syx horses from London to Cariage 

Hampton coorte the mony was p d to Thom a s Smyth, xl 8 . 

20 Die 

The charge and expenCf where my L. Clyntons 

players rehearsed a matter called pretestus ; xiij 8 . 



perusing and 
Reforming 
of playes 



88 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

21 Die 

The Chargf and expencf where the showed ij other 
playes with iij s . for torches T: iiij d . for an howerglasse ; 

xiij s . iiij d . 
27 Decembr 
Habberdash • The same Thom a s Blagrave for mony by him dis- 
small ware' bursed for Gloves for my L of Lesters boyes y 4 plaied at 
the. Coorte; ij s . 

for Cariage of theier stuf % for the Carters attendaunce 
that nighte ; xvj d . 

Reward^ to the Carpenters T; painters ; ij s . vj d . 

29 Decembrf 
Jorneyeng Horshyer and expencf iiij daies from London to Hamp- 

charges ton Coorte ; and the Remaynyng w* the Revells ; 

xx xj 3 . vj d . 

Habberdash ffrenche Pynnes 1 greate pynnes ; '" ix 

small ware Sylk poyntf Brayded 18 dozen ; xxj 

i° r *m P k d " white % sweete In ^ lish balls J dozen ; vj 

Gloves perfumed ij dozen price ; xx viij 

sylk Twyst to tye the papers ; xij 

Laces of sylke iiij doozen price ; xij 

Venis Balls sweete j doozen ; xvj 

Staves bowght of Carow j dozen ; ij v j 

fFayer wry ting of pozies for the Mask ; vj viij 

1° Januarij 1574 
Jorneyeng Horshier on New yeares daie to Hampton Coorte % 

charges theier charge there at Kingston iiij daies ; xxxij 9 . 

property floors vj dozen at ij'. the pece ; xij*. 

percells fflowers at iij d . the peece iij dozen ; ix s . 

Long poles with brushes for chymney sweepers in my L. 
of Leycesters mennes Playe 1 for Mosse % styckf and 
other implement^ for them ; jjs # v ;a. 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 



89 



XXV 



6 Januarij 
Horshyer % expenc^ iij daies Resting at 

Kingston ; 

To Ulrick Netsley for vyces viij doozen and 

v price together ; xxxii 

for keyes for vices xvj price; 

Hinges xviij price together ; 

The mending of vic£ % nuttf ; 

Plates 13 at iij d . the peece ; 

A greate plate for the Rock; 

The mending of wyers % staples ; 

ij Barrs of Iron ix foote longe ; 

sheepe hookes T: other hookes ; 

Haspes % henges for the stocky ; 

New nuttf T: plates; 

v Balls at xvj the peece; 

viij stepps % xvj pynnes ; 

ItfYi more to him for mending of vicf and 

nuttf w* other Iron woorke ; vj ij 



J J 



V J 

viij 
x 

nj 

"J 

V J 
x 

xviij 
X J 

xi J 
xviij 

viij 
iiij 



Journeyeng 
charges 

Yron woorke 
for fframes 
and devices 



To Roger Tyndall tharmerer for Lending of Armor Hier of Ar- 
for ffarrantf playe and for attending the same ; xj 8 . iiij d . mo' 



To John Ollyf for a hamper to pack the vardngales 
in; ij s . 

A nother greate hamper to carry a fframe in ; viij 8 . 

ix little hampers at xx d . the peece for the Pedlers 
Mask ; xv 8 . 

x Browne Baskettf ; iij 8 . iiij d . 

Roddf for Lictos Bundells in y e playe ; xvj d . 



The Basket- 
maker. 



To Will a m Davyson for viij square peces of glasse for The Glazier 
the Rock ; viij 8 . for iiij other peecf? at xvj d . the peece for 
the same Rock ; v 8 . iiij d . for ij peecf to make shildf ; 
iij 3 . iiij 4 . Other glasse for other placf ; ij s . And for 



90 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



his owne paynesl his s r v a nt£ ij daies 1 ij night? ; vij 3 . in 
all; 



xxv s . viij d . 



Wex- Wax for a Cake in ffarrantf playe ; 

chaundler 



ffewell 



Coles j Lode bowght of T. Daye ; 



iij 3 . vj d . 



XX s . 



Property - 
maker 



To John Rosse for vj branches of flowers made of 
ffethers; vj 8 . — fflowers for Garland? iiij dozen; viij s . 
Long boordes for the stere of a clowde ; vj 3 . Pulleyes 
for the Clowd? and curteynes ; iiij 8 . Botehier to T: fro 
theCoorte; viij s . Lynkf to rec the stuf ; viij d . Dubble 
gyrtf to hange the soon in the Clowde ; xij d . for sowing 
the curtyns T; setting on the frenge for the same ; iij s . 
Wyer to hang the Curtyns ; vj d . vyces for the Pulleyes 



Tx iiij s . 



xlj 8 . ij« 



Carpenter To Rowland Robynson for Elme Boordes cc ; xiiij 3 . | 

Oken boordes vj c ; xl s . | One Elme boorde ; xx d . Oken 

15 

boorde lxx foote; iiij 3 . iiij d . Oken Rafters of xiiij foote 
long at xvj d . the peece ; xx 8 . Beechen Rafters at xiiij d . 
the peece vj p*ce ; vij 8 . Itm more iiij Beechen Rafters ; 
iiij s . viij d . Cariage of Rafters ; viij d . single quarters 
xxiiij at iij d . the pece ; vj s . ij more Rafters of beeche ; 
ij 8 . iiij d . A peece of Tymber xiiij foote ; iij 8 . Nayles 
of Sundry sort? ; xij 8 . vij d . A peece of Elme boorde for 
the clowde ; xviij d . fyrr poles xij at vj d . the pece ; vj s . 
Itm more to W m Barker for xviij firr poles ; ix s . Ca- 
riage of Poles T:c. xij d . vj u . xiij 3 . ix d . 



The Proper- To John Carow in his lyfe tyme not long before his 

tymaker death ; vj 11 . And to his Wyfe after his deathe in full 

satisfaccon for all the wares by him delyvered this yeare 

into the said office or is to be by him the saide Carow his 

executors or admynistrators demawnded for any dett due 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 91 

before the third of ffebr 1574 or not entred in this booke ; 
vj 11 . xiiij 8 . iiij d . as w ch grew by propertyes, vid2 Mon- 
sters, Moutaynes, fforrestf, Beastf, Serpentf , Weapons 
for warr as gunnes, daggc?, Bowes, Arowes, Bills, Hol- 
berdf , borespeares, fawchions, daggers, Targettf, Pol- 
laxes, clubbes, headdf T; headpeeces, Armor couterfet, 
Mosse, holly, Ivye, Bayes, flowers, quarters, glew, past, 
pap and suche lyke w* Nayles, Hoopes, Horstailes, 
dishes for devells eyes, heaven, hell, % the devell 1 all 
the Devell I should saie but not all, xij 11 . xiiij 3 . iiij d . 

To Thom a s Garlyk for iiij dozen of Coony skynnes at The furryer 
iij d . the peece ; xij 9 . 

2 februarij 
Horshier for iij daies to H. Coo r te with theier charge Jorneyeno- 
at Kingston T:c. xxvj 8 . ij d . charges 

Barge hier p d to T. White for ij ffares of Tymber fro Waterca- 
H. Coorte to London at x s . the peece ; xx s . na & e &c * 

Land Cariage from the waterside ; xij d . 

A Cote, a hatt % Buskins all ov! covered with Fethers The fether- 
of cullers for vanytie in sabastians playe with xij d . geven malier 
in Rewarde to y e bringer ; xxvj 8 . 

13° febr being shrove sundaye 

Horshier iiij dayes w* theier chargf at Kingston in the j or nevenff 
meane tyme ; xxxiiij 8 . charges 

To Ulrick Netsleye for vices 1 nuttf ; xv 8 . Iron woor ke 

To Lam for the french womans dyn r that went with expences 
the heares to dresse childrens headf in M r Hunyes his a ? d Bote- 
playe 1 for pynnes T: Botehier. ij 8 . ij d . 



92 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



The hyer of 
Heares for 
headdes and 
Rewardes 



To the french woman for her paynes and her dawghters 
paynes that went to Richemond % there attended upon M r 
Hunyes his Children T; dressed theier headf Tx : when 
they played before her Magestye ; xxiij 3 . vj d . 



Buskyn- 
maker 



To John ffarrington for making of ffyve payer of Bus- 
kyns and one payer of Startopps w* the Lether that 
sowled them in all ; xj s . viij d . 



The Plum- 
raer 



To Dunstone Braye for Leade and sowlder w* woork- 
manshipp by him bestowed over the Cowntynghowse at 
saynt Johns where it rayned in ; xlvj 8 . j d . 



The Mil- 
lioner 



Martyn Hardrett for iij Borders; vj 3 . for iij part- 
lettf ; x s . vj chaines ; iiij 8 . ij heares ; iiij 8 . fflowers ix 
dozen ; xxj s . in all : xlv s . 



Iron woork ^o John Rosse for Longe vices to Joyne fframes to- 



Rewardes 



Rewarde 



gether iij dozen % viij ; xvj s 



; for his Botehier T:c ; 



xx c 



XV11J 8 . 111J ( 



Reward^ geven by the prop handf of the saide M r 
Blagrave to sundry persons at sundry tymes for sundry 
occazions concerning the premiss in all : lx s . 

In all amownting unto ; lxxj 11 . iiij 3 . ix d . 

To for his paynes in pusing and Reformyng 

of playes sundry tymes as neede required for her Ma te9 
Lyking p d by Dodmer by the speciall appoyntm* of the 
saide M r Blagrave : xl 8 - 



Silkweaver 
and his per- 
cells 



Will a m Bowll for mony to him due for 

25° Decembe 1574. 
Past paper halfe a Dozen ; 



X1J< 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 93 

26 Die 

Paper for Patternes Leaves of trees % suche other ne- 
cessary vzsag in thoffice one Reame and one Quier 
price; vj s . iiij d . 

Past Boorde of the largest syze j doze ; iiij 8 . 

27 Die 

s. d. 

Buttons of Copper sylver ij dozen ; wayeng ix 

ouncf at xviij d . thounce •.. xiij vj 

Lace of Copp sylver v ounc£ di at 18 d viij iij 

Brayded Lace of Sylver 1 black silk vij ouncf 

di. at 18 the ounce; , xj iij 

30 die 
Frenge *\ twyst ij oc£ xl vj 

31 Die 

Fringe % Twist j lb xiiij oc£ q^ at 18 d xlv iiij 

Paned sylk at 16 d . the ounce ij oc£ qf r p r ce ; iij 

frenge of Red silk % copp sylver v ocf ; vij vj 

Fringe °l Tassells of copp sylver, xvj ocf ; . . . xxiiij 

sylk frenge at xvj d . thoiice xiij ouncf : xvij iiij 

j Die Januarij 1574 

Fringe of Copper sylver and silk v ouncf at 

xviij d . the ounce ; vij vj 

A lardge Box for the premiss ; xviij 

Frenge of Copper sylver vij ocf di ; xj iij 

2 Die 

Frenge of sylver and sylk iij ocf di at 18 d . ... v iij 

Bone Lace of Copp sylv r % silk j lb ij oces ; . . . xxvij 

Brayded Lace at 18 d . iij lb j ouce di price;... lxxxiiij iij 

4 Die. 

Pasted paper of the largest sorte ij doze ; . . . viij 
Brayded Lace j lb iiij ouce di. at 18 d . thoiice ; xxx ix 

5 Die. 

Brayded Tassells 1 frenge ij lb ix oce iij q*" ; lxij vij ob. 
Lace at xviij d . 15 oc£ a/ price at 18 d . thouc ; xxij x ob. 



94 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

Frenge and Lace ij Tb vij oce at xviij d . lviij 8 . vj d . 

Topp Buttons 1 frenge Lace at 18 d . j flo j ounce quarter ; 

xxv 8 . x d . ob. 

30 Die 

Crymsen Sylk 1 sylver frenge at ij 8 . vj d . thouce x 
ounce di ; x xvj s . iij d . 

Black sylk 1 sylver frenge at xviij d . the ownce j lb v 
ounce q> tr ; xxxj s . x d . ob. 

31 Die 

Past boorde ij dozen of the Largest sorte ; viij 8 . 

j die februarij 1574. 
Crimsen silk % sylver frenge ij lb vj oce at ij 8 . vj d . the 
ownce ; iiij 11 . xv s . 

Black sylver ffrenge xviij oce <fc tr at 18 d . ; xxj 8 . iiij d . ob. 

10° Die, % 14° die. 
Crimsen silk frenge j lb v oce di. at 2 s . 6 d . ; Iiij 8 . ix d . 
Black sylk T: sylver frenge at 18 d . v oce di; viiij 8 . iij d . 
Black sylk T; silver frenge viij oce at 18 d . ; xij 8 . 

In all amownting unto ; xxxviij u . xiij 8 . iiij d . 

Canvas Henri Sekford esquier for Canvas by him delyvered 

into the saide Office ; cl" ells at xviij d . the ell Imployed 
upo the howses % propertyes made for players at Christ- 
mas, Twelftyde, Candellm a s, and shrovetyde aforesaide 
in All am tin s unto ; viij 11 . xv s . 

Edward Buggyn gent, clerkcomptrowler of Thoffice 
for mony by him disburced. vidS 

25 Decembris. 

Cariage of iiij Lodes of Tymber for the Rock (w ch M r 
Rosse made for my L. of Leicesters menns playe) % for 
other frames for plaers howses ; ij s . iiijd. 

Cariage of one Hundred seeling boorde to make 
Branches to beare lyghte ; iiij d . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 95 

27 Decembris 
The hier of a Wagon to carry a Lode of stuf to the 
Coorte for the D uttons playe ; xx s . 

Itm for a standish couters % Ink ; vj s . vj d . 

j die Januarij 
for Spangles xxiiij Thowsand ; xij s . 

Cariage of one hundred of Boorde from saint pulkers 
to thoffice ; vj d . 

xj Januarij 
for a perwigg of Heare for King Xerxces syster in 
ffarrantf playe ; iiij 8 . viij d . 

for Cariage of iij Lode of stuf for the playe Tx on 
twelfe nighte to the watersyde at the Blackfryers iij 8 . 
xviij die. 
fFor ffeltf one Doozen at vj d . the pece ; vj s . 

1 February 1574. 
for ij ells of Canvas to make frenge for the Players 
howse in ffarrantf play ; xx d . 

Cariage of Stuff for Candellm a s Nighte to the Water- 
syde ; ij 8 . ij d . 
Barge hier to Hampton Coorte then xiiij 8 . 
Skynnes to furr the hoode in sabastians playe ; ij 8 . 
fFor making of ij sarcenett hooddf for Cyttyzens in the 
same playe ; ij s . 
Holly, Ivye, fur poles T; Mosse for the Rock in M r 
Hunnyes playe ; x s . 
Homes iij. Collers iij. Leashes iij. T; dogghookes 
iij | w* Bawdrickf for the homes in hunnyes playe ; x s . 
13 februarij. 
Cariage of Tymber woork for the same M r Hunnyes 
his playe downe to the water syde ; ij 8 . vj d . 
To John Tuke for going to the Coo'te in a Message ; 

xij d . 
14 Die 
for a Lode of Coles ; xix 8 . 



96 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

A ffelt y* was covered w* mony ; vj d . 

Itm more for mony by him disburced for Sylver 

Lawne xliiij yerdf di. xliiij 8 . 

Bote hier for him selfe T: others sundry tymes w* Re- 
wardf by him geven to sundry psons not before men- 

cioned xxj 9 . ix 11 . v 9 . ij d . 

Paynters Will a m Lyzarde for mony to him due for vz! . 
percells 

20 die Decembris. 

li. s. d. 

White xxx ft at iij d . the ft ; vij vj 

Syze ; vj 

Nayles ; xij 

Pottf iij doozen ; ij 

Black xij ft; xij 

Smalt; , xxn j iiij 

Masticot; iij iiij 

Indejft; vj viij 

Synaper jft; ij 

Browne j ft; xviij 

Vermillion di. ft ; iiij 

Sapedi. ft; iij iiij 

Vert jft; . iiij 

Dark sy nap jft; iij 

Redd iiij ft; ij viij 

Yollow, iijft; iij 

Sm a iiij v iiij 

24. Die. 

White xxx ft at iij d . the Tb vij vj 

Black, xij ft; xij 

smalt iij ft ; x 

Syze; vj 

Synaper Dark di. ft xviij 

sylver c.c iij 

ffbyle; xvj 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 97 

„ H. s. d. 

Pottf; xij 

Past; iij 

xlij vij 
26°. Die. 

Fynegowlde; vj viij 

Golde 200; vj vij 

Byse q* T of lb ; iij 

for shells of fyne sylver ; xv ij 

White Lead grownde ; ij vj 

Fyne Black for the lottf ; v 

Vert; iiij 

ij lb. 

Glew; ,.. viij 

Inde; iij iiij 

Fyne yolow to wryte upon the Mirrors ; . . . ij 

Sylver 300 iiij vj 

Iij v 
29. Decembr 1574. 

Syze; iiij 

ij lb. 

Smalt; vj viij 

Stayning cullers for s r cenet; vj 

Past Boordes iij doozen ; vj vj 

Synaper; iij 

Culler for iij dozen lightf vj 

Assedue iiij flb ; xij 

Glew; xvj 

Golde; ij viij 

Grynding of Sheeres to clypp the assedue ; viij 

xlviij x 
15 Januarij 1574. 

Syze; iiij 

Assedue; xviij 

Gowlde; iij i"j 

sylver paper to make mony ; vij 

XV X 

H 



98 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



28. Januarij 

White; 

Black 

Gowlde ; 

Masticot 

Assedue j lb di. ; 

Sylver to wry te names ; 



12. die ffebruarij, 



Syze; , 

White; ... 
sylver; .. 
Patternes ; 



13. Februarij 

Assedue iiij ft ; 

Past paper iij dozen ; 

Golde; 

Glew v tt> ; 

Patternes for lights ij 

A pattern for a Helmett . 



a. 

"J 

v j 
"J 
in J 

xxij 

v 

ij 

m J 

V J 
xvij 

xi 
v 

V 

V 

V 

xxxvj 



d. 
vj 



U1 J 

v.) 
xviij 

X 



V J 



V J 



V J 



XX 



-in 



xvj". xvnj 



\(\ 



Rewardes Bryan Dodmer for his Botehier, horshier, Jorneyeng 

h^ 6 charge and expencf betweene the saide first of Novem- 
ber in the xvj th yeare and the Last of February in the 
xvij th yere specially. To Hampton Coorte and there 
attending upon the Lorde Chamberlayne, the Lorde 
Treasurer and M r Secretary Walsingh a m for mony in 
prest to be Imployed upon the premiss being after longe 
attendaunce (and that none of the aforenamed coulde get 
the Queenes Ma ties to resolve therin) dryven to trouble 
her Ma tie himselfe % by speciall peticion obtayned aswell 
the grawnt for cc 11 . in prest as the dettf to be p d . In 
consideracon wherof, as also for the Rest of his s r vice 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 99 

done in this office % to be doone abowte theise Reck- 
onyngf untill thaccoute herof be past. In all for xx 
markf demaunded alowed but vj u . xiij s . iiij d . 

The Clerk of thoffice for his ordinary Greene cloth, Necessaries 
Paper, Ink, Cownters, Tooles, and necessary Implement^ for the Cle 
for the Making of Bills Bookes, Plottf, "i Modells : 

lxvj s . viij d . 

Sm a of all the Emptions and pvyzions for Christmas 
Twelftyde, Candellmas, and Shrovetyde aforesaide ; 

cccxlix 11 . xvj 8 . x d . 

Sm a for Christmas Twelfe Tyde, Candellm a s, 1 Shrove- 
tyde 1574. Anno RR nae Elizabthe xvij mo . 

Diiij ij u . xiiij d . 
T. Blagrave. 
Edward Buggyn. 
Walter fysshe. 



h 2 



100 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



[BOOK V.] 

Revelles 1576. Anno RR ne Elizabeth xix°. . The 
Lidgeard or Perticuler Booke of all the Charges rysing 
and growing w th in the Office of the Quenes Ma ties Re- 
vellf aforsaid. Betweene the xj th of March 1575. And 
the xxj st of Februarie 1576. A° RR njB Eli3 predict 
xix° w*hin w ch tyme. There were workf and atten- 
dances geven as foloweth. vidz] 

Betweene the xj th of Marche 1575 A° RR ntB Eliz! pre- 
dict xviij°. And the xx th of December Anno Regni Re- 
gine Eli2 xix°. The Charges of This Office grew by 
meanes of Ayringe, Repayringe, perusing, amending, 
Brushing, Spunging, Rubbing, wyping, sweeping, making 
cleane putting in order, and safebestowinge of the gar- 
ments, vestures, apparell, disguisinges. Properties and 
furniture of the same from tyme to tyme (w th in those ix 
monethes) as the necessitie therof from tyme to tyme 
requyred, to keepe the same in Redynes for service, w ch 
els wold be mowldy, mustie, motheten, and rotten by 
meanes of the dankenes of the howse, and want of con- 
venyent Presses and places requysite. The parties who 
Comonlie attende the saide Office for the same purpose 
w th their severall names (allowed for this tyme) parti- 
culerlie hereafter ensueth ; vid3 

Taylours and others workinge and attendinge the 
premiss at thofficers comaundement the first at xx d . the 
daie, and all the rest at xij d . as in the former president^ ; 

vj n . xiij a . iiij d . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 101 

dayes li. s. 

The M r at iiij 3 . the daie 20 iiij Thofficers 

The Clerkcomptrowler 20 xl 

The Clerke at ij s 20 xl 

The yoman at ij s 20 xl 

Sm a of all the wages betweene the xj th of Marche 
1575. Anno RR ua5 EliS xviij mo And the xx th of De- 
cember 1576. Anno Regni Regine Elizabeth xix°. 

xvj u . xiij 8 . iiij d . 

Walt 1 ' Fysshe gent, for 80 saekf of coales by him Fewell 
pvided for the said Ayringf xxij s . vj d . 

Sm a totlis of the whole Ayringes, xvij u . xv s . x d . 

T. Blagrave. 
Edward Buggin. 
Walter fysshe. 

The Charges of those tymes vid3. Betweene the Chrystmas 

xx th of December 1576. Anno Regni Regine EliS ^? w £ ere f; 
... i , r . i tideTwelf- 

predict xix° at w ch tyme the woorkes began for the pro- t^e and 

viding, apting, preparing, furnishing, and setting fourth Candlemas 

of divers plaies or showes of Histories, and other Inven- ^.v Dr d 

tions and devyces folowinge. And the iiij th of Februarie xix° 1576. 

1576 in the said xix th yere of Ma tes Reigne, at w ch tyme 

the woorkes and attendaunces did ende, together w th all 

Themptions and Provisions of stuff and Necessaries, Ca- 

riadges, and other Incident^ , bought, pvided, done and 

attended by divers psons whose sevl all names and wages 

w th their Rewardes and allowaunces do pticulerlie in 

their apt places ensue ; 

The Paynters daughter she wen at Hampton Court on 
S* Stevens daie at night, enacted by therle of Warwick f 
s r v a nt£ : 



102 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

Toolie showen at Hampton Court on S* Johns daie at 
night enacted by the L. Howard £ s r v a nt£. 

The historie of the Collyer showen at Hampton Court 

on Sundaie folowing enacted by therle of Leicesters men. 

Histories The historie of Error showen at Hampton Court on 

and Inven- Newyeres daie at night, enacted by the Children of 

showen w*in Powles. 

the tvme The historye of Mutius Sceuola showen at Hampton 

vj viz Court on Twelf daie at night enacted by the Children of 

Windsore and the Chappell. 

The historye of the Cenofallf showen at Hampto 
Court on Candlemas day at night, enacted by the L. 
Chamberleyn his men. 

Taylours and others working and attending the pre- 
miss the first at xx d . the daie, and asmuch for the night, 
the Residue at xij d . M 1 . 11 s . 4 d . 

The Porter and other Attendauntf at xij d . the daie 
ech one and as much for the night 6 U . 14 s . 

Paynters and others working and attending the pre- 
miss daie and night at sundrie Rates 12 u . 19 s . 8 d . 

Habdashers and propertymakers at sundrie rates ; 

5 U . 8 s . 4 d . 

Joyners, Carvers and Propertymakers at sundrie 
rates ; 5 11 . 

Carpenters at xvj d . the daie and asmuch the night.; 

5 11 . 6 s . 8 d . 

Wyerdrawers at sundrie rates ; 18 9 . 






THE REVELS AT COURT. 103 

dayes nights li. s. _,, _. 

The M' at iiij 8 . thedaie; ...23 ... 14 ... vij viij Thoffycers. 
The Clerk Comptroller at ij 8 . 23 ... 14 ... lxxiiij 

The Clerke at ij 8 23 ... 14 ... lxxiiij 

The Yeoman at ij s 23 ... 14 ... lxxiiij 

18 11 . 10*. 

Sm a of all the Wages due in this Office for workeman- 

ship and attendaunces don therin and upon the Affaires 

therof for Christmas and Candlem a s ending the iiij th of 

Februarie 1576. A RR na5 Elizabeth xix°. lxxvij 11 . viij 8 . 

T, Blagrave. 

Edward Buggin. 

Walter fysshe, 

Emptions Provisions T; Cariadges w th Reward^ and 
other charges Incident. 

Willm Roe for Sarcenettf by him delivered into the The Mercer 
Office v3. 6° die Januarii one peece of yelow sarcenett 
conteigning 30 elles at vj 8 . the ell and one pece of red 
sarcenett conteigning 25 elles at the same rate ; xvj 11 . x 8 . 

Guillaime Tien for xj u . xv ounces of copg silver lace Sylkwevers 
at xviij d . the ounce ; xiiij 11 . vj 8 . vj d . P ercells 

Richard Busshe for Canvas by him delivered into The Lynuen 
thoffice at sundrie tymes vzl ; 26° Decembr 1576. one Dra P er 
pece of Canvas conteigning 36 elles iij q a rters at xij d . the 
ell; xxxvj 8 . ix d . 31° Decembr 25 elles iij q a rters at 
xij d . the ell ; xxv 8 . ix d . In the whole 62 ellf £ 

"j u - ij 8 - vj d . 

John Okes for buckram by him delivered into the The Up- 
Office at sundrie tymes vz). 30 Decembr 6 peeces of holster 
purple buckram at iiij 8 . the peece ; xxiiij 8 . and 4° 
Januarii 6 peeces of yelow buckram at iiij 8 . the peece ; 
xxiiij 8 . amounting unto ; xlviij 8 . 



104 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

Paynters William Lyzard for colo" and Necessaries folowinge ; 

percells F oure gallons of Size; iiij 

White 15 u . at iij d . the pound ; iij ix 

Black 3 U . at xij d . the pound ; iij 

Syneper j li . ; ij 

Browne j u . ; xviij 

Vert dimid pound ; ij mj 

Smalt iij 11 . at iiij 8 . the li. ; xij 

Inde dimid pound v 

Red ij 11 . at viij d . the li. ; xvj 

Pottes for coloures xij 

Nayles; xij 

Glue j u iiij 

Gold 100; ij viij 

SylverSOO; iij 

Syze; iiij 

Masticottj 11 . ; iij iiij 

Gold 100; ij viij 

Size; iij 

White xij u . at iij d . the li. ; iij 

Fyne white ij u . at xij d . the li/ ij 

Syze; iij 

Masticott j u . ; iij iiij 

Syneper j 11 . dimid at xvj d . the li ; ij 

Byce iij oz3 at xij d . the o3 ; iij 

Vermelyon iiij oS at vj d . the o9 ; ij 

Pottes for coloures ; vj 

Vert dimid pound ij iiij 

Gold 100; ij viij 

Arsidew 4 flo. at iij 3 . vj d . the pound; xiiij 

Glue ij 11 . at iiij d . the li, ; viij 

Tynfoyle; xij 

Syze; , xviij 

White; ix 

Black; ij 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 105 

_, . _ li. s. d. 

Gold; xvj 

Vert a q a rt of a li ; xiiij 

Byce ij ozcJ ij 

Yelow a q a rt of a pound ; x 

v v 

Woolrick Netesley for xiiij vices at vj d . the peece ; Smythes 

v ijs, percelles 

Nyneteene nuttes w th plates under them at iij d . the 

pece ; iiij s . ix d . 

Five keyes to them at ij the peece 5 x d . 

Five pynnes and a plate : ij 8 . 

xiiij 8 . vij d . 

8 :.. d * 
Richard Rowland for j c . of plaster of Paris ; . . . iij Propertye 

Browne paper; xij makers per- 

Flowre to make past; ....... xij 

Allomij 11 . viij 

Glue ij 11 vj 

Lynnen Ragges ; xij 

Claye to mowlde w^all ; viij 

A bowle to beat browne paper in ; vj 

Foure penie nailes vj c . at iiij d . y e c. ; ij 

Two peny nailes. j c ij 

Waynscott to make blades for rapio rs ^tc ; ... iiij 

One dozen of pasteboordes ; iiij 

xiiij x 

Barnard ffabyan for xv dozen pound dimid of candellf Lightes and 
at iiij 8 . the dozen ; lxij 8 . other neces- 

Item xxiiij staffetorches at xiiij d . the pece xxviij 8 . 
Item foure dozen of lynkes at iiij 8 . the dozen xvj 8 . 
Item two pound of packthreed at xij d . the pound ij 8 . 
Item iij 11 . of glew at iiij d . the li. xij d . 

Item iiij peces of great cord at ij 8 . the pece ; viij 8 . 
Item ix peces of small cord ; iiij 8 . 



106 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



Item foure peeces of whipcord at iiij d . y e pece ; 
In the whole amounting unto ; 



xvj*. 
vj u . ij s . iiij d . 



Boordes 
quarters 
Nailes and 
other Nec- 
c a ies 



Rowland Robynson for d 

xiij doble q a rters at vj d . the pece; vj vj 

Plench boorde ij c . dimid at vij s . y e c; xviij vj 

Single q a ters 32 at iij d . the pece ; viij 

Seelinge boorde a qrtern; xx 

Firre poles ten at vij d . the pece; v x 

for Cariadge of them ; vj 

Rafters xj at xvj d . the peece ; xiiij viij 

Beechen plankes ij at viij d . the pece ; xvj 

Vyces xij and wynches ij ; v 

For the turnyng of foure postes and for xx tie 

foote of tymber w ch made them ; xviij 

Elme boorde cc dimid at vj 8 . viij d . y e c xvj viij 

For Tymber to make a frame ; . v 

Sixpenie nailes 1900 at vj d . the c ix vj 

Tenpenie nailes cc at viij d . the c ; xvj 

Doble tenpenie nailes cc at xiiij d . y e c ij iiij 

Two penie nailes cccc dimid ; ix 

Threepenie nailes cc vj 

Single x d . nailes one c; vij 

Sixpenie nailes one c vj 

In all to the said Robynson v xvj ij 



TheBuskyn- 
maker 



The Hab- 
dasher 



John Farrington for xij sheepe skynnes at vj d . the 
pece ; vj s . 

For paring and russeting of them ; ij 8 . 

For the soles and making of vj paire of buskins of 
those skynnes ; xij 8 . 

xx 8 . 

Richard Moorer for two hangers w th girdles of black 
freesed lether 

For v wastes of the same ; 



vj 8 . iiij d . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 107 

For the making of 3 cappes of tyncell sarcenett ; iij s . 

For a yard dimid of buckram to lyne the same Cappes 

w th all ; xv d 

For 2 pwickf at iij s . iiij d . the pece ; vj s . viij d . 

For dimid yard of cotton ; x d . 

For dimid thousand of great gold spangles viij d . 

xxij 8 . ix d . 

Thomas Leverett for Wyer- 

One dozen dimid of candelstickf ; iiii vi iaw ^ rs 

v ' j j percelles 

vj vicecandelstick^ at xij d . the peece ; ... vj 

One hundreth of Claspes ; iiij 

v pulleys iij iiij 

xv hundreth of ij d . nayles ; ij vj 

Dimid c of spykers; xvj 

An hundreth of vj nayles; vj 

Three dozen of rownde plates 3 xviij 

viij dozen of sockett^ ; xvj 

For Repairing of two braunches 5 v 

For xxx pound of wyer ; xxx 

For a great Lanterne ; iiij 

Forbotehier; ij 

iiij xiij vj 

Willm Humfrey for xlv sackf of coales at ix d . the sack ; Fewell, &c. 

xxxiij 8 . ix d . 

Willm Jurdane for xxvj sackf of coales after the same 
rate ; xix 8 . vj d . 

Willni Kynge for one thowsande of billettf xiij 8 . iiij d . 
For an hundreth of ffaggott£ ; v 8 . iiij d . xviij 8 . viij d . 

John Ogle for curlyng of heare 5 viij 8 . vj d . Necessaries 

For v cow tailes to curie ; vj d . 

For egges to tr^me vyzerdes ; ij d . 

Willm Lyzard for a Whirrey to cary stuff to the 
Court and 4 men ; iij 8 . viij d . 

For lether for 2. shieldes, v 8 . 



108 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

Necessaries Thomas Wright for viij paire of gloves for Torche- 

bearers at viij d . the paire ; v 9 . iiij d . 

For mending of two lockes and setting them on 



againe ; viij d . 

For openyng of a lock ; ij d . 

vj». ij d . 

John Davys for money by him disbursed as foloweth 

8. d. 

For mosse; vj 

for a pound of threed of divers colo rs iij 

for a dozen of round trenchers w th a box for 

them; , xij 

for a quyer of pap ; v 

for pynnes ; ix 

for glue ; ij 

for small tack^ ; ij 

for foure pasteboordes ; xij 

for tape „ x 

for a dozen of Childrens gloves ; vj 

for pastpaper ; iiij 

for dimid pound of threede; xiiij 

for 9 horsetayles and 85 cowtailes ; v xj 

for Cariadge of them ; iij 

for pynnes; ij 



for broomes 



U 



for a pound dimid of threed of sundry coloures 

at iij 3 . iiij d . the li. ; v 

for browne paper ; ij ij 

for a dozen of gloves ; v 

for a quyer of paper vj 

for heare to John Ogle ij vj 

for a qrtern dimid of tape ; xvj 

for dimid pound of coloured threede ; xx 

for 4. dozen of pasteboordes ; xvj 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 109 

8. d. 

for two pound of white threede at iij 8 . viij d . 

the pound; vij iiij 

for two shepe sky nnes for flay les ; viij 

for a q a rtern of black threede ; vij 

for dimid li. of red threede 5 xx 

forallom; iij 

for past; j 

for a quyer of paper ; v 

for 4. dozen of white buttons ; iiij 

for dimid pound of coloured threede ; xvj 

for iij dozen of gloves; xvj 

for a dozen of gloves for Maskers ; viij 

for drinke for players ; vij 

for a Car to cary stuff for the Earle of Leices- 

ters men ; viij 

For a Carr to cary stuff to the waterside on 

Christmas daie at nighte ; xvj 

for dimid pound of coloured threede ; xv 

for a Panyer ; xiiij 

for a Calves skynne ; xiij 

for dimid pound of tape ; xxij 

for Pomgranettf orenges, and pipens ; iij 

forbayes; ij 

for qrtern of black threede; vij 

for black tape ; iiij 

for 4. dozen of poyntes ; x 

for nailes ; ij 

for candellf ; ij 

for threede ; ij 

for buttons ; y 

for a whirrey to Hampton Court ; ij 

In all amounting unto ; v xj x 

Willm Maye for holie and Ivie ; v 3 . 

Rowland Allen for vj feltes for the Cenofalles heade- 

peeces ; vS - 



110 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

The Mowldeman for a houndes heade mowlded for a 
Cenofall ; ij 8 . 

The Turno r for a boxe for Myrre ; iiij d . 

Wydow leafe for two dozen of russhes w th vj d . for the 
Cariadge ; v 8 . x d . 

John Davys for lynkes at sundrie nigh tes for cariadges 
of the fframes from the RevelltT to the waterside and to 
and from the Court ; xv j d » 

Edward Buggyn gent for Ynke paper wexe quilles 
pindust Rewardes and other Nec a cies ; xx s . 

Thomas Blagrave Esquyer for a Realme of wry ting 
paper ; viij 3 . 

For two quyer of Royall paper ; ij s . 

Thomas Wright for drynking at Branford going to 
the Court and from the Court for the Waggener and 
others : xiiij d , 

Cariadges Edward Buggyn gent for money by him disbursed as 

w th horshier fbfoweth : vid3 

charges ° ^ or a Dar g e to car y stuffe to the Court 26 Decembr 
for therle of Warwick his mens plaie ; xij 3 . 

For 2 Waggons 27 Decembr for the Cariadge of stuff 
for the L. Howard^ s r v a ntf at xviij 3 . the waggon ; 

xxxvj 8 . 

For Cari a dge by water of a paynted cloth and two 
frames for the Earle of Leicesters to the Court 28 De- 
cembr ; v 8 . 

For one waggon 26° Decembr to carry stuff to the 
Court of the Earle of Warwick his mens plaie ; xviij 8 . 

For a waggon to the Court two or three daies after 
(for that theier plaie was deferred untill the Sundaie 
folowing) to bring their stuff to the Revell^ ; x 8 . 

For a bardge to cary two fframes to the Court for the 
Children of Windsors plaie on Twelf daie ; xj 3 . 

For two Waggons to carie stuff for the mask and to 



THE REVELS AT COURT. Ill 

carie the Children that shold have s r ved in the Maske 
and to carie some other stuffe to serve in the Children of 
Windso rs playe 6° Januarii ; xxxvj 3 . 

For a bote to bring certein stuff that came back from 
the Court concerning the Lightes for the hall 8° Januar. ; 

xx d . 

For a waggon to cary stuffe to Hampton Court for 
the L. Chamblyn his mens plaie on Candlemas daie ; 

xviij 8 . 
vij 11 . vij 9 . viij d . 

Thomas Blagrave Esquyer for money by him disbursed 
as foloweth vid2 

For the hier of a horse and a man from London to 
Bedwyn for that M r Blagrave was sent for upon my L. 
Chambleyn his Comaundement going and retorning by 
the space of 4. daies and at xx d . the daie for the horse- 
hier, and for his horsemeate and his owne meate at ij 9 . 
the daie and night w th vj d . for horshowinge being the 
4. 5. 6. and 7 of November 1576 ; xv s . ij d . 

18 19 20 21 

Tewsdaie, Wednesdaie, Thursdaie and Frydaye of 
December for the hier of 3 horses at xx d . the daie a 
peece from London to Hampton Court and tarying there 
about conference for the Charges in the office and 
and retorning that while ; xx 8 . and for the hier of one 
horse to Hampton Court and back againe to London % 
daies at xviij d . the daie : iij 3 . about the warrant and order 
for the Prest. And for y e meate of those horses that 
tyme at xij d . daie and night a horse ; xiiij 3 . xxxvij 3 . 

For the hier of a horse from London to Hampton 
Court the xxiiij th of December for the warrant and 
carying a note to the Chambleyn of alteracon of the 
plaies and retornyng on the morow, at xx d . the daie ; 
iij 8 . iiij d . and for horsemeate ij 3 . ; in all v s . iiij d . 

For the hier of 3. horses from London to Hampton 
Court on S fc . Johns daie and retorne on the morowe to 
London being the 27 ; and 28. of Decemb 1576. at xx d . 



112 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

the daie apece ; x s . And for their meate at xij d . daie 
and night a pece for those two daies ; vj 9 . xvj 3 . 

For the hier of a horse the xxix th of December for 4. 
daies last before at xx d . the daie 3 vj 8 . viij d . the same 
horses meate those foure daies ; iiij 8 . in all ; x 8 . viij d . 

For the hier of a horse the 29 th of December for 2. daies 
last before at xx d . the daie, to the Court and back for 
the plaie of Powles on Newyeres daie ; iij 8 . iiij d . and 
the horsemeate ; ij s . v s . iiij d . 

For the hier of a horse to the Court the third of 
Januarie 1576 ; and for two daies last before w th gar- 
mentf for a Maske to my L. Chamblyn for 3 daies at 
xx d . the daie ; v 3 . and for the horsemeate ; iij 8 . at xij d . 
the daie viij 8 . 

For the hier of a horse for 4 daies v3 . the 5, 6, 7. and 
8. daies of Januarie at xx d . the daie ; vj 8 . viij d . and his 
meate for that tyme iiij 8 . x 8 . viij d . 

For the hier of 3. horses the 6 th of Januarl for 3. daies 
v2 . the 6, 7, and 8 of Januarie at xx d . the daie ; xv 8 . % 
their meate ; ix 8 . xxiiij 8 . 

For Cariadge of the new frames to Paules Wharf by 
Carr the 4 of Jan. xij d . 

For the hier of 3 horses for 2 daies v2 the 2. and 3 of 
Februarie at xviij d . the daie, a horse from London to 
Hampton Court ; ix 8 . and for their meate ; vj 8 . xv 8 . 

For the Cariadge of all the fframes T; stuff from 
Hampto Court to London by barge 3° Februar. 

xiij 8 . iiij d . 

For Cariadge of the same from the water side to S*. 
Johns ; ij s . 

viij". iij 8 . vj d . 

Thomas Tyler for the Cariadge of stuff for Ferrantf 
playe, and furnyture for the lightes to Hampton Court 
on Twelf daie by Tilt bote ; v 3 . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 113 

To Nichas Newdigate gent, for his paynes in hearing Rewardes 

7 

and trayninge of the boyes that should have spoken the 
speeches in the Mask, and for their Charges and Cariadge 
back againe ; xliij 8 . viij d . 

To those boyes vzl. to everie one of them for their 
paynes ; ij». vj d . ; xvij 8 , vj d . 

To the Taylo rs in Reward to drinke because they 
should not go from their woorke ; xij d . 

1576 

To Stafferton the 4 of Januar for his botehire to 

and fro Westm xij d . 

To the Paynters in Reward to keepe their woorke 
that night ; xij d . 

To Groome of the chamber comyng w th a letter 

from my L. Treasauro r from the Court in Reward on 
Christmas even at night the 24 th of December 1576 ; ij 8 . 

To M r Taylors man for the doble Quyttaunce the 25 th 
of December 1576, xij d . 

To M r Giles his man for brynging vyzerdes to the 
Office twise in Reward ; vj d . 

To John Kelsey for using of his Drome in the Dut- 
tons plaie ; ij 8 . vj d . 

For openyng the Chamber dore of the Revellf house 
at Hampton Court the 5 th of Januar. vj d . 

To John Ragats for divers and sundrie t a nscriptes and 
billes of deliverie by him written and for other paynes 
by him taken in deliverie % Induccione of pcell£ of stuff 
caried out and brought into the office at sundrie tymes to 
him in Reward ; xn j 8 « m j d « 

Sm a of all the Emptions Provisions Cariadges Re- 
wardes and other Charges beside the wages aforesaid, 
for Christm a s, Ne w yeres tide, Twelftide and Candlemas 
1576, Annocjj Regin. Regine Eliz. xix°. 

iiij xiiij 11 . xiiij 8 . ix d . 



114 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



Sm a of all the Wages together w th the Emptions Pro- 
visions, Cariadges Rewardes and other charges for 
Christm a s, Newyeres tide Twelftide and Candlemas A° 



rr. p 



Sd 



X1X C 



clxxij". ij s . ix d . 
T. Blagrave. 
Edward Buggin. 
Walter fysshe. 



Shrovetyde 
Anno RR n8e 
Eliz. p r d. 
xix° 1576. 



Preparacons made and woorkes don Betweene xij th of 
Februarie 1576. Anno Regni Regine Elizabeth xix° 
pldict. at w eh tyme the woorkes began for pvidinge, pre- 
paring, hearing furnyshinge and setting foorth of divers 
playes or showes of histories and other Invencons and 
devyces folowinge. And the xxj th of the same moneth 
1576. Anno RR nae xix° pred: at wc h tyme the woorkes 
and attendaunces did ende, and the garmentes, vestures, 
Properties and other furnyture, w th the stuffe store and 
other Implementes of the said Office, were suted put in 
order, laid up, and safebestowed for the view and preser- 
vacon thereof. The Charges wherof together w th all the 
Emptions and Provisions of stuff and Necc a ies Incident 
w th the Cariadges and all other expences for in and 
about the same particulerlie ensue $ vidz) 



Histories 
and Inven- 
cons shouen 
w th in the 
tyme afore- 
said iij viz. 



The Historie of the Solitarie Knight showen at white 
hall on Shrovesundaie at night, enacted by the L. 
Howardes s r v a nt£ 

The Irisshe Knyght showen at Whitehall on Shrove- 
mundaie at night enacted by the Earle of Warwick his 
s r v a ntf\ 

The Historye of Titus and Gisippus showen at white - 
hall on Shrovetuysdaie at night, enacted by the Children 
of Pawles. 



Maskes j 
viz. 



A longe Maske of murrey satten crossed all over w 



th 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 115 

silver lace w th sieves of gold tyncell, w th headpeeces full 
of pipes of white silver lawne laid bias very rich, pre- 
pared for Twelf night, w th a device of 7. speeches 
framed correspondent to the daie. Their Torchebearers 
vj had gownes of crymsen Damask and headepeeces new 
furnished, showen on Shrovetuysdaie night w th out anie 
speeche. 

Taylours % others working and attending the premiss^ 
the first at xx d . the daie and asmuch for the night, the 
residew at xij d . 7". 13 s . 4 d . 

The Porter and other attendauncf at xij d . the daie 
ech one and asmuch for the night 54 s . 

Paynters and others at sundrie rates ; 5 U . 18 d . 

Habdashers and Propertymakers at sundrie rates ; 

39 s . 4 d . 
Wyerdrawers at sundrie Rates ; 24 s . 2 d . 

Carvers Joyners and Propertymakers at sundrie Rates. 

I s . 4 d . 
Carpenters at xvj d . the daie ; 29 s . 4 d . 

dayes nights s. 

The M r at iiij 8 . the daie ; 10 ... 6 lxiiij 

The ClerkComptroller at ij s 10 ... 6 xxxij Thoffycers 

The Clerke at ij s 10 ... 6 xxxij 

The Yeoman at ij s 10 ... 6 xxxij 

Sm a of all the Wages due in this Office for workman- 
ship and attendaunces done therein and upon the affaires 
therof for Shrovetide ending the xxj daie of Februarie 
1576 anno% RR nae Elizabth xix° xxx". xij 8 . 

T. Blagrave. 
Edward Bug gin. 
Walter fysshe. 
i2 



116 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



Eruptions Provisions 1 Cariadges w th Rewardf and 
other Charges Incident. 

The Mercer Willm Roe for silkes by him delivered into thoffice v2 . 
18° Februar one ell dimid of crymsen Taffita at xiiij 8 . the 
ell ; xxj s . and 19° Februarij one peece of yelow sarcenett 
cont. 16. elles and iij q a rters at vj s . thell ; v 11 . vj d . 

vj 11 . xviij d . 
Richard Busshe for 20 elles of Canvas 12° die Februar, 
at xij d . the ell xx s . 



The lynnen 
draper 



The up- 
holster 



Paynters 
parcelles 



John Okes for one peece of grene buckram by him de- 
livered into the Office ; iiij s . vj d . and 18° Februar for one 
pece of red buckram ; iiij s . and the same daie a close 
stoole w th a large tynne panne ; x s . in all, xviij s . vj d . 

William Lyzard for coloures and necc a ies folowing ; 

S. (1. 

Size; v 

Black v lb at xij d . the li v 

White 30 11 . at iij d . the li ; vij vj 

Smalt ij 11 . at iiij 9 . the li viij 

Masticott j 11 . ; iij iiij 

Red,ju • viij 

Browne j 11 .; xviij 

Size; ... , vj 

Sineperj 11 '. ij 

Sapea q a rtern x 

Bysse iij ozl iij 

Vermelyon iiij ozl. ij 

Vert j 11 .; iiij viij 

Pottes for coloures ; x 

White xxx 11 . at iij d . the li. ; vij vj 

Copper colo r ; , iiij 

Arsidew iij 11 . for the great braunches at iij 8 . 

vj d . the li. ; x vj 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 117 

Arsidew ij 11 . dimid for the xxiiij small lightes w th v 

pendentes to everie light at iij s . vj d . the li. viij 8 . ix d . 

8 - . d - 

Lewis Lyzard for Size ; iiij Paynters 

White ij» vi P ercelles 

J * and other 

«* eo -, • v j DC a ciesoccu- 

Rosett; V P ied at the 

t,, , .... Court. 

Black; jiij 

Packthreede; iiij 

Browne threede ; , iiij 

AFierpanne; iiij 

Coales; vj 

Botehier; vj 

In all; iiij j 

Richard Rowland for plaister of Parrys ; ... iij Property- 
Flower to make paste vj ^rcelTes 

Browne paper; vj 

Ragges to mowlde w th all ; vj 

Two penie nailes cc iiij 

Clay to mowlde w th all ; iiij 

Allomj 11 xij 

In all vj ij 

Barnard Fabyan 3. dozen of candellf at iiij 8 . the Lightes 

dozen xij 8 : an a doth er 

.... . nc a cies 

Two dozen of lynkes at iiij 8 . the dozen ; viij 8 . 

Small corde 4 peeces at vj d . y e peece ; ij 8 . 

Packthreede j u . xij d . 

Great cord 4 peeces at xvj d . the pece ; v 8 . iiij**. 

xxx viij 8 . iiij d . 

Thomas Leverett for the furnishing of ix small Wyer- 

braunches w th rownde plates and wyer ; xxiiij 8 . drawers P er " 

For the furnishing of two great braunches w th wyer 
and plate; xxvj 8 . viij d . 



118 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

n. s. a. 
Ten pound of wyer for the Coming up of 

the small lightes at xij d . the li. ; x 

Foure quilting needles at iij d . the pece ; . . . xij 

Foure bodkyns at ij d . the pece ; vnj 

Three dartes heades at viij d . the pece; ... ij 

Half a hundreth of spikers ; , xvj 

Two penie nailesD x 

Threepenie nailes, j C iij 

Two Ropes at xvj d . the pece ; ij viij 

For a Carr to the Court to carie stuff for 

lightes xij 

iij x v 
Boordes Rowland Robynson for xj single q a rters at 

quarters and iijd. the pece : ij J x 

other nc a cies - .. . 

Doble q a rters five at vj d . the peece ; ij vj 

Elme boorde one hundreth ; vij 

Seeling boorde xxxvj foote ij vj 

Doble x d . nailes j C. ; xvj 

Sixpenie ix c. dimid ; iiij ix 

Treepenie nailes iij c. ; ix 

Two penie nailes dimid thowsand ; viij 

Doble englishe x d . nailes j C. 5 xx 

Single x d . Nailes j C. 5 x 

v d .nailesj C. ; v 

Tackf ccc. ; vj 

For cariadge of boordes and q a rters at 

sundrie tymes ; xij 

In all to the said R. Robynson ; xxvj viij 

The Hab- Richard Moorer for the making of vj Se- 

dasher nato" Cappes of Crymsen Taffita ; vj 

For the making of a large Frenche Cappe 

of blue tyncell sarcenett ; xij 

In all vij 

The Armorer John Edwyn for the lone of certeine Ar- 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 119 

s. d. 

mour w th a base and Targett^ w ch the L 
Howardes srv a nt£ used in their plaie of 

the Solytarye knyght; vij 

For Cariadge of the same; xij 

Richard Rowland for one dozen of small Necessaries 

pasteboorde ij 

For ij C. of ij d . nailes 3 iiij 

John Drawater for money by him dis- 
bursed as foloweth : via . 

For two glasse voyallf for the L. Howard^ 

s a rvntf on Shrovesunday ; ij 

For a lyne to draw a curteyne 5 iiij 

Richard Moorer for vj paire of syzsars at 
vj d . the paire for the clipping of arsidew 
18°Februar.: iij 

Robt Collyer for 30 sackf of coales at ix d . Fewell, &c. 

the sack the 1 4 th of Februarie ; xxij 

John Davys for money by him disbursed as foloweth ; Necessaries 

For a whirrey to Whitehall 5 xij 

For dimid li. of greene threede ; xx 

For a quyer of paper ; vj 

For a dozen of small pasteboord ; ij 

For vj Lambes skynnes ij 

For dimid q a rtern of black threede ; iiij 

For white threede ; vj 

For Moores Dartes and Irishe Dartes ; ... ij 

For pynnes ; ij 

For a q a rtern of tape ; x 

For Ynckle; iij 

For two dozen of small pastboorde : iiij 

For dimid pound of coloured threede ; ... xx 

For Holy and Ivie 3 ij 



120 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

Foregges; j 8 . 

For two formes for the Senate™ in the historie of 
Titus and Gisippus ; vj s . 

For the Cariadge of the same ; ij d . 

For the Cariadge of the Maske from S 1 . Johns to the 
Courte ; 'xij d . 

For pynnes ; vj d . 

For tape ; iiij 

For a dozen of Childrens gloves ; v s . 

For vj paire of gloves for Maskers ; iiij 8 . 

For vj paire of gloves for Torchebearers ; ij s . ij d . 

For the mending and spangling of 4 fethers ; viij d . 

For breade w ch was uzed in the Histoirie of the Soli- 
tarie Knight ; j d . 

For a Car from the Revellf to the waterside to cary 
stuff for the L. Howard^ serv a nts ; xij d . 

For a Carr to cary stuff for the Erie of Warwick his 
men ; xij d . 

For two Carres to cary stuff for the Mask and for the 
Children of Powles from the Courte to S*. Johns ; iiij 8 . 

In all to the said John Davis j xliiij 8 . xj d . 

John Drawater for mony by him disbursed as fo- 
loweth ; vizi. 

For the Cariadge of the Earle of Warwick his mens 
stuffe from the Revellf to Whitehall and back againe to 
recyte before my L. Chambleyn ; ij\ 

For the hier of a bardge the 14 th of Febr. for the 
Cariadge of the Earle of Warwick his men and stuff for 
them to the Court and back againe for the 14 and 16 of 
Februar. for recytall of playes, and the 17 and 18 for the 
playes before y e Quene ; xxij 8 . 

For the Cariadge of the partes of y e well counterfeit 
from the Bell in gracious strete to S*. Johns to be 
pformed for the play of Cutwell ; x d . 

xxiiij 8 . x d . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 121 

Thomas Blagrave Esquyer for botehier to the Court Botehire 
and from the Court at sundrie tymes ; v s . iiij d . 

For the repayringe of the nether Roome of the Clerks Nec a cies 
Office beside next the yard as by the bill of the pcellf 
appeereth ; xj 8 . vj d . 

The Clerke for his grene Cloth, and pap, Inke, 
Count r s, Deskes, standishes and Tooles, for the making, 
compiling and cons r vinge of the Billes, Plottf, Pat- 
ternes and Modellf Tx. for and concerninge this Office ; 

lxvj 8 . viij d . 

To the Paynters and other woorkemen for victuallf Rewardes 
because they shold not go from their woork in. Reward $ 
ij 8 . and to the Porters at the gate attending at sundrie 
tymes xviij d . ; iij 8 . vj d . 

For myne owne charges coming from Bedwyn the 13 
of November 1576 up to the Court and from thence to 
London and there Remayninge till the workes began 
being the xxxj th of December v3. by the space of 5 
wekes and 3 daies w ch everie waie standes me in ; 

5 n . ij 8 . 10 d . 

Sm a of all the Emptions provisions, Cariadges Re- 
wardes and charges beside wages for Shrovetide vidS 
from the xij th of Februarie 1576 untill the xxj th of 
Februarie 1576 Anno R.R Eliz. pred xix°. 

xxviij 11 . xvj 8 . x d . 
T. Blagrave. 
Edwarde Buggin. 
Walter fysshe. 

Sm a of all the whole woorkes for Shrovetide 1576. 
A° rr pd. xix°. lix 11 . viij 8 . x d . 

The Totall Sm a of this whole Booke; vidz) xj th 



122 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



Ayringes 
from the 
xj^of 
March 1575 
untill the 
xx th of Dec. 
1576. A° 
RR n *Eliz. 
xix°. 

Christm a s 
Newyeres 
tide Twelf- 
tide and 
Candelm a s 
viz. from the 
xx th of Dec. 
1576 untill 
the iiij th of 
Feb. 1576. 

Shrovetide 
vz. from the 
xij th day of 
Feb. 1576 
untill the 
xxj th of 
Feb. 1576. 
A° rr. Eliz. 
xix°. 



of March Anno RR nae Elizabeth xviij mo untill the xxj th 

Annocjj RR nse Elizabeth predict xix° hereafter en- 

sueth. 

Wages f Artificers ; vi 11 . xiii 8 . iiii 8 . ) ., . 

nl ~„ ,. f xvi h . xiii s . mi d . 

of I Officers x 11 . j J J J 

Emptions, Provisions T:c xxij s . vj d . xvij 11 . xv s . x d . 



Wages f Artificers ; lviij 11 . xviij 8 . \ ^-^ yi{ . 
of l Officers ; xviij 11 . x s . i 

a xx 

Emptions Provisions Tx. iiij xiiij 11 . xiiij 8 . ix d . 

clxxij li . ij 8 . ix d . 



Wages f Artificers 5 xxij 11 . xij 8 . ) r 

oft Officers; viij". J XXX '' ^ 



Emptions Provisions Tx. 



xxviij 11 . xvj s . x d . 

lix 11 . viij 8 . x d . 

Sm a ccxlix u . vij 8 . v d . 



John Drawater for money by him disbursed aswell 
about the Charges of makinge thaccomptes of the Audito* 
of the prestes, and declaracon of the same before my L. 
Trer and S r Walter Mildmay as also for the Charges of 
the Quenes Warrant the privie seale, direccon of the 
payment of the money and Receipt of the same ; 

viij 11 . x s . 

Sm a totlis of the whole wages Emptions, Provisions, 
Cariadges Rewardes and other Chardges for the severall 
tymes aforesaid. cc.lvij 11 . xvij 3 . 

T. Blagrave. 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 123 



[BOOK VI.] 



Revellf 1578. Anno Regni Regine Elizabethe xxj° the 
Lidgerd pticuler Booke of all the Chardgf Rising and 
growing w th in the said office Betweene the xiiij th of 
Februarie 1577, And the vj th of March 1578. A Regni 
R na> Eli3 pred. viz! 

Betweene the xiiij th of Februarie 1577. Anno regni 
regine Elizabeth xx mo And the xx th of December 1578. 
Anno regni regine Elizabeth xxj°. The chardges of this 
office grewe by raeanes of Ayring, Repairing, pusing 
amending, brushing, Spunging, Rubbing, wiping, Sweep- 
ing, making cleane, Putting in order, folding laying upp, 
and safebestowing of the garment^, vestures, apparell, 
disguysingf, propties and furnyture of the same from 
tyme to tyme (w th in those monethes) as the necessitie 
therof from tyme to tyme Required to keepe the same in 
Readiness for service, which ells would be mowldie, 
mustie, motheaten and Rotten by meanes of the dank- 
ness of the howse and wante of convenient presses and 
placf requisite. The pties whoe comonly attend the said 
office for the said purpose w th theier severall names 
allowed for this tyme pticulerly hereafter ensueth. 

vizi. 

Taylors and others working T; attending the fWsses at 
the Officers commandm' the first at xx d . the daie and the 
rest at xij d . as in form 1 ' p r sidentf ; W. iiij 8 . 



124 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

dayes li. s. 

The Officers The M r at iiij 8 . the daie ; 24 ... iiij xvj 

The Clerk coinptrolle r at ij s . the daie; 24 ... xlviij 

The Clerk at ij s . the daie; , 24 ... xlviij 

The Yoman at ij 9 . the daie; 24 ... xlviij 

xi J 

Fewell and John Lucas for Fewell and other necessaries by him 
er neces- bought provided and brought into the office and used at 
sundrey tymes in the said Ayringf amending T:c w th in 
the tyme aforesaid; via. 

s. d- 

Coales xxx sackes ; , xxij vj 

Browne thred di. li xiiij 

28. lOd. 2s. 4d. 

White thred one pound, black thred one li. v ij 

Cullered thred, 3 q/ters of a pounde ; ij viij 

Tape one pound ; iij viij 

8 s. ^ xd. 

Brushes iiij. Rubbing brushes ; iij; viij x 

Whitebrushes Longe and shorte for Cob- 

webbes 4; « ij 

Billettf one Thowsand xij viij 

lviij viij 



Sm a totalis of all the whole Ayringf w th in the tyme 



Christmas 
Newveares 
tide twelf- 
tide and the 
Sonday fo- 
lowing A 
1578. 



aforesaid ; 

E. Tyllney. 
Edward Buggyn. 



xxiirj 11 . ij s . viij d . 

T. Blagrave. 
Walter Fysshe. 



The Chardges of those tymes viS . Betwene the xx th of 
December 1578. Anno Regni Regine Elizabeth j?d xxj° 
at w ch tymes the workf beganne for the providing pre- 
paring hearing devising, furnishing, and setting forth of 
div r se plaies or showes of histories and other speciall In- 
vencons devises, and showes for that tyme incidente. 
And the xv th of Januarie in the said xxj th yeare of her 
Ma tes Raigne at w ch tyme the workf and attendauncf 
did end. Together with all themptions, provisions of 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 125 

stuffe, and necessaries, caryage and other incident^ 
bought provided done and attended by div r se psons 
whose severall names rate and wagf w th their Reward^ 
and allowauncf doe pticulerly in theier apte placf ensue. 

An Inventyon or playe of the three Systers of Mantua 

she wen at Richmond on S l Stephens daie at night enacted TT . 

• , . i • i • rr« Histories 

by thearle of Warwick his s r vnt£ | furnished in this office an( j i nve n- 

with sundrey thinges as was requisite for the same. cons she wen 

The Historie of shewen at Richmond on S* Johns tvmea f ore . 

daie at night enacted by the Children of the Quenes said vj. viz. 
Ma tes chappell furnished in this Office w th verie manie 
things aptly fitted for the same. 

An history of the creweltie of a Stepmother shewen 
at Richmond on Innocent^ daie at night enacted by the 
Lord Chamberlaynes s r vauntf , furnished in this office 
w th sondrey things . 

A Morrall of the marryage of Mynde and Measure 
shewen at Richmond on the sondaie next after New- 
yeres daie enacted by the children of Pawles furnished 
with something^ in this office 5 

A Pastorell or historie of a Greeke Maide showen at 
Richmond on the sondaie next after Newyeares daie en- 
acted by the Earle of Leicester his servaunt^ furnished 
w th something^ in this office. 

The historie of the Rape of the second Helene shewen 
at Richmond on Twelf daie at night well furnished in 
this office w th manie things for them. 

A Maske of Amasones in all Armore compleate ncell 
gilte gilded w th in this Office w th Counterfett Mur- 
ryons silvered ov r and pcell guylte (besides their head- 
peecf belonging to their Armoure) and a creste on the 
toppe of every of them having longe heare hanging 
downe behind them, their kirtles were of Crymson cloth 
of gold being indented at the skirte and Laied w th silver 



126 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



Maskes 
shewen be- 
fore Her 
Ma tie the 
French Im- 
bassado r be- 
ing present 
the Sonday 
night after 
Twelfdaie 
wherof one 



Lace and frindge w th pendauntf of golde Tassells gold 
knobbes and set on with Broches of golde plated uppon 
the skirte w th plates of silver lawne w th tassells of gold 
Laid under belowe in steed of petticotf w th white silver 
rich tincle fringed w th golde fringe, Buskins of oringe 
cullor velvet Antick Fawcheons and shield^ w th a devise 
painted theron and Javelingf in their handf one w th a 
speach to the Quenes Ma tie delivering a Table w th 
writing^ unto her highnes comyng in w th musitions 
playing on Cornett^ apparelled in longe white taffeta 
sarcenett, garment^ torche bearers w th the troocheman 
wearing longe gownes of white taffeta w th sleaves of the 
same and uppon them had longe crymson taffeta gownes 
w th out sleaves, Indented at the skirte and frindged Laced 
and tasseled w th silver and gold tucked upp w th the gird- 
ing almoste to the knee, bowes in their handf and qui- 
vers of Arrowes at theier girdles head peecf of gold 
Lawne and woemens heare wrethed verie faire and after 
the Amasons had dawnced w th Lordf in her Ma tes pre- 



sence m came. 



An other Maske of Knightf all likewise in Armoure 
compleate pcell guilte also guilte w th in this office w th 
like counterfett Murryons uppon their headf silvered 
and rjcell guylte w th plomes of Feathers in the toppes of 
every of them, w th bases of Rich gold Tyncell frindged 
w th gold frindge garded w th riche purple silver Tyncell, 
Lardge Bawdrickf about their neckf of black gold Tyn- 
cell having Truncheons in their handf guylte and 
guylded sheildf w th a posey written on every of them, 
their showes of gold Lawne tyncell and comyng in w th 
one before them, w th a speach unto her highnes and de- 
livering a table written, their torch bearers being Rutters 
apparrelled in greene satten Jerkines payned Laid w th 
silver Laice and drawne owte w th Tincell sarcenet their 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 127 

hose being verie longe paned of rased velvet, ground 
yealowe and rasing greene likewise Laid w th silver Lace 
and drawn owte w th tincell sarcenett their hattf of crym- 
son silk and sylver throrned and wreythed bandf w th 
Feathers the Amasons and the Knightf after the Knightf 
had dawnced a while w th Ladies before her Ma tie , Did 
then in her Ma tes absence fight at Barriars 

Taylors T: others attendauntf working and attending 
the pmisses the first at xx d . the daie and as much the 
night, and the reste at xij d . xxx 11 . iiij 8 . viij d . 

Paynters and others working and attending uppon the 
jJmisses the daie *\ night at sondrey ratf . vizi . 

xj u . xj 8 . vj d . 

The Porter and other Attendauntf at xij d . the daie ; 

iv 11 . xiiij 8 . 

Wyerdrawers at sondrey ratf ; xxvij 8 . 

Proptymakers ; lij 8 . 

Carpenters at xvj d . the daie and as much the night ; 

iij 11 . ix 8 . iiij d . 

dayes nights li. s. 

The M r at iiij 8 . the daie 27 ... 11 vij xij Thofficers 

The clerk comptrolle r at ij 8 . 27 ... 11 iij xvj 

The Clerk at ij 8 27 ... 11 iij xvj 

The Yoman at ij 8 27 ... 11 iij xvj 

Sm a of all the wages due w th in this office aswell for 
workmanship and attendauncf done there in and uppon 
thaffaires therof for Xrmas Newyeares tide and Twelftyde 



128 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

as uppon the ij Maskes shewen before her Ma tie the Im- 
bassado' 8 being there on sondaie night the xj th of Janu- 
ary 1578 ending the xv th of the same January in the 
xxj th yere of her Ma tes raigne; lxxij 11 . xviij 8 . vj d . 

The Mer- Willm. Roe for taffeta sarcenet by hym delivered into 

cers percells this office viz. the 11 th of January 1578 blewe taffetie 

Sarcenet at viij 8 . the ell 16 ell£ q a rter ; vj 11 . x 8 . Yealowe 

taffeta sarcenet at viij 8 . the ell, ellf 17 q a ter ; vj 11 . xviij 8 . 

Crymson taffata sarcenet at ix s . the ell vij ellf di ; lxvij 8 . 

vj d . White taffeta sarcenet at viij 8 . the ell iij ellf 

Quarter ; xxvj 8 . in all ; xviij 11 . j 8 . vj d . 

Walter Fyshe for money by him disbursed as foloweth. 

For viij ellf of taffata sarcenet white at ix s . the ell; 

lxxij 8 . for an ell di. of white taffata at sarcenet at xij 8 . 

the ell xviij 8 . And for ij yardf of white Buckerome ij s . 

All for the musitions of the Amasons and xiij yardf 

Quarter of Copper silver white tincell byrdf eyes at x 8 . 

the yard ; vj 11 . xij 8 . vj d . In all 5 xj 11 . iiij 8 . vj d . 

Willm Bowell for xxj yardf Quarter of blewe tyncell 

sarcenet at viij 8 . the yard brought into the office the ix th 

of Januarie, 1578 in the whole amounting to; viij 11 . x 9 . 

Upholsters for V j dozen of £ u y lte Belles for the Ama ~ 

percells sons, vj 8 . for vj peecf of Buckromes at iiij 8 . viij d . the 

peece ; xxviij 8 . for a close stoole ; x 8 . for one peece of 

verie good Buckrome v 8 . xlix 8 . 

Sylkmans Trott for 9"' <l uartr of silk to make heares for 

percells the Amasons at xxij 8 . the pownd. xlix 8 . vj d . 

Walter Fysshe for mony by him paid for a yard of 
gold Tyncell of the Narrowest sorte ; ij 8 . And for a 
yard three quarters di. of silv r Lawne tyncell of the Nar- 
rowest sorte ; v 8 . in all ; vij 8 . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 129 

Gyllam Tyen for pcells by him brought into the office, 
viz!. 

Silver copper frindge at xviij d . v o3 . di ; viij 8 . iij d . 

Longe frindge of golde copp at xx d . the o3. xiij ozl. 
di. ; xxij 8 . vj d . Frindge and Tassells of gold copp v o3. 
viij 8 . iiij d . deepe gold copper frindge xij ouncf; xx s . 
For iiij° di. of copp gold frindg at ij s . iiij d . y e o3. x s . vj d . 

lxix 8 . vij d . 

Willm Bowie for sundrey pcells brought into the saide 
office; viz!. 

Deepe frindge of copper gold at ij s . the ozl.vozl.; 

x 8 . vj d . 

Frindge of copp silver at xviij d . the ozl. 14 o3. di. 

xxj 8 . ix d . 

Tassells of copp silver ix o3. di xiiij*. iij d . 

Deepe Frindge and tassells of copp gold, xj o3 . ; xxij 8 . 

Frindge and tassells of copp silver, x ouncf Quarter \ 

xv s . 4 d . ob. 

Deepe Frindge, Copp gold, iij ozl di. vij 8 . 

Frindge of Copp silv! viij o3 . xij 8 . 

Frindge of cop sylver viij o3 q/ter; xij 8 . iiij d . ob. 

Deepe Frindge and tassells of copp gold 16 ozl. xxxij 8 . 

xij tassells for Javelynes of Crymson silk and copp 
silver xij ouncf Quarter ; xviij 8 . iiij d . ob. 

Deepe Frindge and tassells of gold, xij ozl qfte 

xxiiij 8 . vj d . 

Frindge of copp silver, xiij oz! . xix 8 . vj d . 

Deepe Frindge and tassells of copp gold xxxij ouncf ; 

lxiiij 8 . 

Frindge of copp silver vj o3. di. ix s . ix d . 

Frindge of crymson silk and silv v xiij o3 ; xix 8 . vj d . 

Tassells of copp gold vj o3 . Quarter 5 xij 8 . vj d . 

Frindge and tassells of crymson silk and silver xiij 
ouncf ; . xix 8 . vj d . 

K 



130 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

Deepe frindge and tassells-pf . copp gold viij ounc? 
Quarter; ... ' v xvj 8 . vj d . 

Small tassells of copr/silv r vij o2 X s . vj d , 

Deepe Frindge of copg gold, iij ozl . ; v j s - 

Calles for tassells of copp gelde one oi!. q^terj ij s .vj d . 

Hugh Fayreclough for sundrey pcells by him brought 
* into the office ; videlicet, 

Gold Lawne Tincell at iij 8 . viij d . the yard 31 yard? 
di.j : . cxv 8 . vj d . 

Sylver tyncell at ij s . vj d . the yard, iij yard? ; vij 8 . vj d . 
Frindge of copp silv r at xvj d ; the oz) . 13 ozj . ; 

xvij 8 . iiij d . 
Sylv) Lawne tyncell at ij 8 . vj d . the yarde xiij yard? ; 
'. xxxij 8 . vj d . 

viij 11 . xij 8 . x d . 
Property- Pawle Sytolyn for vij head peee? of silver and gold 

makers per- Lawne and Woomens heare at xiij 8 . iiij d . the peece for 
cells * torch bearers for the Amasons ; iiij 11 . xiij 8 . iiij d . 

John Ogle for the cullering the yealow heare and 
stuffe to curie it, iiij 8 . and for vj beardes for the vizard? 
for the Knight?, x 8 . ; xiiij 8 . 

George Joyner for xij Fawchions for the Amasons ; 
xxvj 8 . viij d . vj 11 . xiij 8 . 

Willyam Lyzarde for sondrey pcells by him brought 
into the office ; viz! . ; 

For xij Murryons counterfeite mowlded and guilt at 
vj 8 . viij d . the peece ; iiij 11 . 

For xij Lyons head? counterfeite moulded and guylt 
at ij 8 vj d . the peece ; xxx s . 

For xxx tie dozen of Roases mowlded and guylded at 
xvj d . the dozen ; xl s . 

vii n . x 8 . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 151 

Willyam Carpe -for. sondrey ^cells brought into the 
office; vizi. 

For xij shield^ at xvij d . the. peece ; xvij 8 . 

vij Turkie Bowes, at xij d . the peece vij s . vj speares at 
vij d . the peece ; iij s . vj d . for fitting of vj trunchions xij d . 
For translating "of vj she'ildf ; xij d . and for glewing a 
Fawchion vj d . in the whole;. .. xxx*. 

XXX s * 

Barnarde Fabyan for sondrey pcells by him provided 
and brought into thoffice at sondrey tymes in mann r and 
Forme following, vi2 . 

li. s, d. 

The xxj th of December, 1578 a pound 

of Cearing Candle; xij 

For vj linckf at iiij d . the peece ; ij 

A peece of greate cord ;..... xvj 

A peece of small cord ; vj 

Cotten Candles at iiij d . the pound ; xij u . iiij 

The xxv th of December 1578. A dozen 

of cotten candles at iiij d . the pound xij 11 . iiij 

A pownd of Packethread ; . xij 

The xxviij th of the same December, ij 

dozen cotten candles ; viij 

A pound of Cearing candle; xij 

A peece of small corde ; vj 

A pound of Packthread ; xij 

The iiij th of Januarie 1578, two dozen 

cotten candles ; viij 

A pound of glewe ; iiij 

A peece of greate corde ; xvj 

A peece of small cord ; vj 

A pound of cearing candle ; xij 

The vj th of Januarie 1578, for a dozen 11 . 

of cotten candles ; iiij 

The viij th of Januarie a dozen pound of 

Cotten candles; iiij 

k2 



162 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

b. a. 

The x tb of Januarie, a dozen pound of Cot- 
ten candles ; , iiij 

The xj th of Januarie two dozen of cotten 
Candles; viij 

The xiij th of Januarie 1578, for three powndf 

of Cowtten candles; xij 

In all; lvj vj 

Paynters Willyam Lyzarde for cullers and Necessaries by him 

percells pvided and brought into this office videlt ; 

s. d. 

For Sise ; xiij vj 

For pott£ and nayles ; ij 

For redd two pound ; xvj 

For vermyllion viij o2 ; ij vj 

For Synep; iij 

For Smalt iij 11 . di. at iij s . the pound, x vj 

Black three pound at xvj d . the li. ; iiij 

White xxxij' 1 . at iij d . the pound; viij 

Yealowe ; xvj 

Verteapownd; iiij 

Masticott j 11 . ; iij 

Sape greene o/ter li. ; ij 

Blewing q/ter li.; iij 

Browne; xvu j 

Assidue iij li. ; x vj 

Shells of gold at xvj d . the peece ; ix ; xij 

Shells of silv r at x d . the pece, vij ; ix ; v x 

Fine cullors for paterns and for the shield^ ; x 

Bisse iiij ozl. ; viij 

Fyre pannes, ij. ; vj 

Gilte Belles iij dozen ; iij vj 

Fatt oyle and fine gold size for the Armors 

andSwordf; vj viij 

Fine gold for the Armor and Swordf ; ... lxxviii 

ptie gold for sheildf trunchions T: fawchions ; xxx 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 133 

Sylv r for the Bowes and Fawchions iiij 3 . vj d . dymme black ; 

viij d . 

In all xj u . ix 3 . x d . wherof the M r and Clerkcomptroller 

have abated for excessive prices, xxxij 9 . iiij d . And so 

remayneth : ix 11 . xvij 3 . vj d . 

xxxiijs. iiij d. # xxxiij s. iiijd. 

To John White, and Bos well for the ncell gilding 

of two Armors compleat for M r Tresham and M r Knowles 
being two of the Knightes in the Amasons maske ; 

lxvj s . viij d . 

Rowland Robinson for xvj furre poles ; viij 8 . Carpenters 

Rafters at xiiij d . the peece viij ; ix s . iiij d . P erce H s 

Bordf at vij s . vj d . the c. v. c. di; xlj s . 

Single alters for Rayles at iij d . the peece ix ; ij s . iij d . 

For a dore and dore postes hookes hyngf Bolte and 
staple to the same for the Leadf in the M r his Lodging ; 

xvj 3 . viij d . 
lxxvij 3 . vj d . 

Richard Warby for sondrey pcells by him brought Iron- 
into this office ; viz! . mongers 

One Thowsand of vj d . nayles ; v 8 . 

6s. viijd. 48. 2d. 

Doble x d . nayles iiij c. ; single x d . nailes. v c. x 3 . x d . 
For great spikes to straine the Wiers in the hall ; xvj d . 
For mending two Lockes for a cheste in the office ; 

xiiij d . 
xviij 3 . iiij d . 
Walter Fysshe for money by him disbursed, viz!. 
For the washing and glacing of vj sarcenet shirtf ; Necessaries 

viij 3 . 
For halfe a yard of cotton ; v d . 

m viijd. t vjd. 

For ij linckf and his mans supp when he wente to my 
Lo : Chamberleynes being sente for ; xiiij d . 

To iiij or men for making garment^ at the courte for 
the musitions of the Amasons ; iiij 3 . 

xiij 8 . vij d . 



134 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

Edwarde Buggyn gent for mony by him pd. 
For half a Reame of fine Lardge pap ; v s . 

For half a Reame of courser sorte 5 iij s . iiij d . 

For a hundred of choice quills ; v d . 

For a bottle and a pinte of Inck ; xij d . 

For ij lardge pap bokes to remayne in the office ; v s . 

xiiij s . ix d . 
Thomas Wright for money by him disbursed ; viz) . 
For thread ; xij 9 . x d . 

Tape ; vij 8 . xj d . 

Paste borde iij dozen and one ; vij s . 

vjs. vj d. viijd. 

Rushes ij dozen Bundles T: the cariage ; vij 8 ij d . 

Holly and Ivie ; xij d . 

Three yardf of gray cloth to make my Lo : of Leices- 
ter men a fishermans coat ; v s . 

jd. iiijd. ijs-vjd. 

Bromes, small nayles, a brushe ; ij s . xj d . 

For ij peecf of cord and a chalk lyne ; xix d . 

xlv 8 . v d . 

John Davyes for sundrey thingf by him brought into 
thoffice ; vizi . 

For tape occupied when the children of the chappell 
plaid before the Queene ; x d . 

vj d. xv iij d. 

For thred T: silk and a dozen of past bordf ; ij 8 . 

xijd. xx d. 

For iiij or pullies ij yardf of cotten to make Rolles for 
the headpeecf ; ij s . viij d . 

vj 8 . vj d . 

John Drawater for money by him disbursed ; vizi , 
For ij lynes to drawe curtens w th ; xij d . 

xvj d. viijd. ijs. 

For a rope, a pulley, as basket, to serve in the Earle 
of Warwick^ men plaie ; iiij 8 . 

iiij s. 

For iiij quire of Royall pap and a Reame of small 

vjs. viiijd. 

pap x 8 . viij d . 

For a standishe iij 3 . iiij d . Inck, ij d . quills, ij d . pennes, 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 185 

ij d . Waxe, iiij d . counters, xvj d . pindust, vj d . and pen- 
knife, xij d . vij s . 
For ij peecf of small cord for pendauntf at the Courte 
being verie fine and lardg for the purpose ; iiij 8 . vj d . 

V 8. 

For a little cheste w th Lock and key to put paps and 
paterns for div r se causes in the office and ij paire of 
compasses xvj d . ; vj s . iiij d . 

A dozen and a half of gloves for maskers at xvj d . the 
paire xxiiij 8 . T: a dozen and a half of gloves for torche- 
bearers at viij d . s r ving the Doble maske shewing at the 
courte the Imbassado r being there xij s . ; xxxvj 8 . 

To Greene the coffe r maker for lynnyng a cheste w th 
Buckrome for thoffice ; ij 3 . 

lxxj 8 . ij d . 

Roger Tyndall for the making of xij Skabordf to be Armorers 
used in the Amasons maske ; viij 8 . P ercells 

For xij chapes guylte for the same scaberdf ; ij 8 . 

For covering of xij handles and garnishing them w th 
nayles : ij 8 . 

xij 8 . 

To Bastyan for the hier of vj plomes of feathers for Fether- 
Knightes in the Amasons maske and iiij 8 . geven to take maker 
agayne iiij of the falles of the same feathers w ch other- 
wise by composition should have cost, viij 8 . Because 
they were dropte w th torches and vj d . for iij hearons 
toppes w ch were burnte w th Torches. In all ; xvj 8 . vj d . 

xvj 8 . vj d . 

Thomas Wrighte for mony by him disbursed, viz! . Cariage by 
The Cariage of a basket from Barmesey to the Rev- Jjjj^jf 
velle when the stuffe were shewen to my L. Chamberlen, h rs e hier 

xx d # and riding 

f* ri i\ i*fl o*f* q 

For the cariage of a hamper w th stuffe to Whitehall Ti 
back againe ; ij 8 . 

iij 8 . viij d . 



136 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

John Davyes for money by him laid owt ; viz! . 

Boate hier to and from the Courte to carry the stuffe 
for the children of the chappell to Recite before my 
Lord Chamberleyne ; xij d . 

Boate hier iij tymes to Barmesey and back agayne to 
waight my Lo. Chamberlaines comyng thither ; xij d . 

Boate hier to the courte to carry my Lo. Chamber- 
leyne Patorns of the Maske ; vj d . 

Two Carres to carry the Mask from Pawles wharfe to 
S 4 . Johns; xviij d . 

iiij*. 

Walter Fysshe for mony by him disbursed ; vizi. 

For Boate hier to Barmesey to speake w th my Lo. 
Chamberleyne ; iiij d . 

For a Carre the next daie to carry ij Baskettf of 
stuffe to Barmesey to shewe my Lo. Chamberleyne ; ij 8 . 

For his owne boate hyer the same day ; iiij d . 

Boat hier to M r Brydemans to see what stuffe was 
there ; v iij d « 

For a Carre to fetche home the same stuffe ; ij s . 

For his boate hier when he wente to fetche awaie the 
same stuffe; viij d . 

For his boate hier to and from the courte when he 
wente to make the garment^ for the Amasons Musi- 
tions ; iiij 8 . 

x B . iiij d . 

Thomas Blagrave esquier for money by him dis- 
bursed ; videlt. 

For his chardges w th ij men the 20 and 21 th of Decem- 
ber 1578. from Bedwin in wiltes to London xx 5 . The 
chardge of iij horses in London and backe x s . ; xxx". 

For his boate hier from London to Richmond the 
xxij th of the same December, 1578. to speake w th my 
Lo. Chamberlayne and back agayne ; x 8 . xxx 8 . 

For his boate hier from London to Richmond to speake 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 137 

w th my Lo. Chamberleyne and back agayne, v 8 ., his boate 
hier the 28 th of December 1578 to the court to shew my 
Lo. Chamberlaine a patorne for a maske and back againe, 
v 8 . his boate hier from London to the courte the second 
of Januarie, 1578, ij 8 . vj d . For ij wherries from London 
to the Courte the xj th of Januarie for him self and others 
that wente to sett forth the maske ; v 8 . And for boat 
hier to Whitehall For choice of Stuffe to Barmesey for 
choice of plaies and conference about maskf and div r se 
other placf in London, and sondrey tymes as occasion 
served ; v s . viij d . in all ; xxiiij 8 . ij d . 

liiij 8 . ij d . 

John Drawater for money by him disbursed as fo- 
loweth, videlt 

The xxiiij th of December 1578. for his bote hier to 
the courte and back againe to get the Warrante signed ; 
iij 8 . iiij d . 26 of December for ij Carres to carry the 
Frames to the Water side ; xx d . his own botehier and ij 
wheries to carry the frames to the courte ; vij s . for 
cariadge of the stuffe from the courte by water the 27 th 
of December that served in my Lo. Chamberleynes men 
plaie ; iij 8 . vj d . The same daie"*for cariage of the stuffe 
that served the plaie for the children of the chappell to 
the courte and back agayne; vj 8 . viij d . The 29 th of 
December for his boate hier when he carried the privie 
seale to M r Peeter from the Courte ; xx d . 30 of De- 
cember for his bote hier w th others from Powles Wharf 
to M r Brydemans from thence to Lambeth and so to the 
courte when my Lo. Chamberleyne toke a viewe of the 
stuffe at M r Brydemans; iij 8 . The Firste of Januarie 
for cariage of a frame for master Sabastian to the courte ; 
iij 8 . vj d . For his Bote hier to the courte the same daie ; 
xvj d . ij° Januarie 1578. when I came to M r Peeter to 
have receaved the money But could nott w th out further 
order from my Lo. Treasorer ; xvj d . 4 of Januarie 1578. 
For the hier of a horsse ij daies to the courte to Furnishe 



138 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

my L. of Leicesters players the Frost being so greate no 
bote could goe and come back againe at xij d . the daie iij s . 
iiij d . for his meate those Two daies ; ij s . viij d . For holly 
and Ivie for my Lo. of Leicesters servauntf ; xij d . 5 of 
January for my bote hier to and from Westmester to re- 
ceave the money ; xij d . The Sixte of Januarie for M r 
Blagraves bote hier to and from the courte being sent 
for by my Lord Chamberlayne ; v s . For boate hier of 
div r se workemen that wente to conferre w th my Lord 
aboute the maske to the Courte and back agayne w th xij d . 
bestowed on them at Mortlack the same daie ; v 8 . 6. 
Januarie for cari a ge of the Revells stuffe to the courte 
and back agayne that served my L. Chamberleynes 
players second plaie ; vij 8 . 7. of Januarie for the cariage 
of the ij frames from the courte to London in a carte ; 
vij 3 . 8. of Januarie For M r Blagrave and M r Buggins 
botehier to and from Whitehall when they fetched the 
cloth of gold and silkes from M r Brydemans ; xij d . 11. 
of January to John Garret and Dwaryns Martyn for 
carryage of the Armoure from Greenewitch to S*. Johnes 

2S. 16(1. 

to be guylded, and from S*. Johns to the Water side, 
And from thence to Richmond in iij wherries ; xij 9 . iiij d . 
The same daie iij carres to carry the hampers w th can- 
dlesticks and the mastf to the water side ; ij s . vj d . For 
a wherrey to carry the candlestick^ to the courte ; iiij 8 . 

t6o. 

The same daie for a Bardge to carry the maskf to the 
courte by water and back agayne 5 And xij d . to the 
Water men for expedicon ; vhj d . bestowed uppon them 
in drinck and vj d . to carry them to the courte from Mort- 
lack on mens showlders Because tyme would not serve to 
go by water ; xix 3 . 13. of Januarie for ij wherryes to 
carry the greate cheste and the two hamps w th candle- 
stickf from the courte to London ; v s . And from the 
waterside to Sainte Johnes ; viij d . ; v s . viij d . The same 
daie For M r Blagrave his botehier from the courte w th 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 139 

ij d . bestowed in bread and drinck uppon the Watermen ; 

ij 8 . viij d . 9. of Januarie 1578. to Willm Lyzard for his 

boate hier to the courte to shew certen patterns to my 

L. Chamberleyne ; ij s . vj d . 29 of December 1578 for the 

carriage of a greate chest and a close stoole by water to 

the court ; ij 8 . viij d . cxvij 8 . iiij d . 

Rychard Morer for sondrey pcells brought into the Habber- 
/v» jQ dashers 

office ' . mz] percells 

For xij Armyng girdles vj of gold tyncle and vj of red 

tissue all w th guylte Buccles and harnesse at ij 8 . viij d . 
the peece ; xxxij 8 . 

Feltf to Lyne the counterfeete head peece in the Ama- 
zons maske vj at vj d . the peece ; iij 8 . 

XXXV s . 

Thomas Wright for money by him disbursed Fewell. 

s. d. 

for a loade of coales ; xxij 

Fagotti ij c xj iiij 

Billettf one thowsand and a half xix iiij 

lij viij 

Thomas Stronge for money by him paid ; 

For a Load of Coales ; xxij 

Fagotti ij c .; xj iiij 

Billettf ij thowsand ; xxv iiij 

lviij viij 

Edmond Byrcholl for sondrey pcells by him Wyerdrawer 

brought into the office ; viz) . 

Stocke candlestick f ij dozen ; iiij 

Pricke candlestick^ ; vj.; xij 

Compasses one paire ; iiij 

Quylting needles, ij ; iiij 

Heades for the Javelins, sixe ; iij 

A great braunche for lights ; xl 

Fyne wyer one pound ; xij 

Greate wier xij poundf ; x 

Plate one dozen j iiij 



140 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

.. 8 :. d - 
Lanthornes ij ; iiij 

Wyer vj yardc ; vj 

In the whole ; lxviij 8 . ij d . whereout abate vj 8 . viij d . 

by the M r and Clerk comptrolle r for excessive prices, and 

so remayneth ; lxj 8 . vj d . 

Rewardes John Drawater for money by him disbursed as fol- 

loweth ; viS . 

To M r Nichasius for the prive seale and the signet for 
the Re veils money ; x s . 

To Harris a grome of the chamber for bringing a Lre 
to the M r the 31 of December 1578 ; ij 8 . 

To M r Peter for making the orders for my Treasorer 
should signe for the paym* of the Revells money ; x s . 

To M r Stonely for paym* of 344 11 . 9 s . x 8 . 

To his men for their paine for paym* ij 8 . vj d . 

To the Keep of the gardeyne at Whitehall when the 
M r viewed the stuffe to serve this torne for his attend- 
aunce at sondrey tymes ; xij d . 

To the Porter of Thexchequo r at the receipte of the 
money ; xij d . 

To Willm Bowles man for going on Errand^ at the 
M r his comaundem* ; xij d . 

To the Painters to buy victualls for that they should 
not go from their work \ xij d . 

To Patruchius Ubaldinas by the comaundm* of the 
Lord Chamberleyne for the translating of certen speaches 
into Italian to be used in the maske the making the 
tables for them the writing faire in the same Tables and 
for his chardges in travelling about the same ; xlij 8 . ij d . 

iiij 11 . viij d . 

Thomas Blagrave esquier for mony by him disbursed ; 
videlt, 

The xix th of December to ... . Harris groome of 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 141 

the chamber comyng from Richmond to Bedwin by the 
Lo. Chamberleyne his comaund e m t iij 8 . iiij d . 

To the proptie makers working on the head peecf, for 
the Amasons torche Bearers to send for victuals because 
they should not goe from their woorke ; ij 8 . 

To the painters at Will a m Lyzardf working on the 
murryons headf to send for victualls for that they should 
not goe from their worke ; ij 8 . 

To M r Skynn r my L. Treasorers clerk for newe making 
the orders sent by M r Peeter and his furtheraunce 
therin ; x s . 

To Pawle Sytolons his mayde ; vj d . 

xvij 8 . x d . 

The Clerk for his ordynary grene cloth pap Incke, 
counters, deskes, standishes and tooles for the making 
compiling and conserving of the Billes, plottf, patornes, 
and modells for and concernyng this office ; lxvj 8 . viij d . 

Sm a totlis of the emptions p visions cariagf Reward £ 
Tx. besides the wag£ aforesaid; c.xlvij 11 . vj s . ij d * 

Sm a totlis of all the emptions pvisions cariagf Re- 
ward^ together w th the wages and attendauncf of worke- 
men and Attendauntf wrought and attended w th in the 
tyme aforesaid. cc.xliiij 11 . vij 3 . iiij d . 

E. Tyllney T. Blagrave. 

Edward Buggyn. 
Walter Fysshe. 

The totall some of the whole booke, viz), from the 
xiij th of Februarie 1577. A° RR nfe Elizabeth xx° untill 
the'xiiij th of Januarie. 1578. A° RR n * Elizabeth pred 

1578. 



142 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



Ayringes 
from the 14 
of Feb. 1577 
untill the 20 
ofDec.1578. 

Christmas 
Newyeres 
tide twelf 
tide and the 
son day after 
when the 
inaskes were 
shewen. 

Candlem a s 
Shrovetyde 
Anno Regni 
Reginse Eli- 
zabethe 
xxj mo 1578. 



J Artificers ; ix 11 . iiij 8 . 

nil 



Wages of X officerg . X1J 

EmptionSj and pvisions ; lviij 8 . viij d . 



J 



xxmj 11 . ij s . vnj c 



Wages J Artificers ; liij 11 . xviij 8 . vj d . 

of I Officers ; xix 11 . 

i cc xx^ mi 3 vm d « 
Emptions pvisions Rewardf cariage ; 

Tx. J 

S a ccxliiij 11 . vij 3 . iiij d . 

The chardges of those tymes ; vid2 . Betwene the 
first of February 1578. Anno Regni Reginse Elizabeth 
pred xxj°. At w ch tyme the workf beganne for the 
pviding, apting, Sparing furnishing and setting furth of 
divlseplaies comodies or shewes of histories and Inven- 
tions and devises incident. And the vj th of Marche, 
1578. Anno Regni Regine pred xxj°. At w ch tyme the 
workf and attendauncf did end. Together w th all the 
emptions, pvisions of stufFe and necessaries cariagf and 
other incident £ bought, pvided done and attended by 
div r se psons whose sev r all names ratf and wages w tb their 
Reward^ and allowauncf do pticulerly in their apt placf 
ensue. 



Histories 
and Inven- 
cons pre- 
pared for 
and fur- 
nisshed 
shewen and 
to be shewen 
w th in the 
tyme afore- 
said iiij viz. 



The history of .. provided to have ben shewen 

at Whitehall on candlemas daie at nighte by the Earle of 
Warwick £ servauntf furnished in this office w th son drey 
garment^ and prop ties. Being in redines at y e place to 
have enacted the same. But the Quenes Ma tie wold not 
come to heare the same and therefore put of. 

The history of the Knight in the Burnyng Rock showen 
at Whitehall on shrovesondaie at night enacted by the 
Earle of Warwick^ s r vaunt£ , furnished in this office w th 
sondrey garmen tes and ppties. p 

The history of Loyaltie and bewtie shewen at White- 
hall on Shrove Monday at night enacted by the children 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 143 

of the Quenes ma tes chappell furnished in this office w th 
verie manie Riche garment es and proxies aptly fitted for 
the same. 

The history of murderous Michael shewen at Whitehall 
on Shrovetuesdaie at night enacted by the L. Chamber- 
leynes s r vaunt£, furnished in this office w th sondrey 
things 

Taylors and others working and attending the p r misss 
the first at xx d . the daie, and as much the night, the 
reste at xij d . ix u . xij d . 

Paynters and others working and attending uppon 
the p r misses the day and night at sondrey ratf ; 

iiij B . vij 8 . 

The Porter John Dawncey % Attendauntf at, xij d . the 
daie ; xlv s . 

Wyerdrawers at sondrey ratf ; xxviij 8 . iiij d . 

Proptymakers, one at ij s . g diem, the rest at xvj d . the 
daie ; xlviij 8 . 

Carpenters at xvj d . the daie, asmouch the night ; xl 8 . 

Joyners at sondrey ratf ; xlv 8 . viij d . 

dayes. nights. s. 

The M r at iiij 3 . the daie 12 6 ... lxxij Thofficers 

The Clerk com ptrollo 1 ' at ij 8 . ... 12 6 ... xxxvj 

The Clerk at ij 8 12 6 ... xxxvj 

The Yoman, at ij 8 18 6 ... xxxvj 



IX 



Sm a of all the wagf due w th in this office aswell for 
workemenship % attendauncf done in and upon thaffaires 
therof for Candlem a s and shrovetyde ending the Sixte of 
March 1578 in the xxj th yere of her Ma te8 Raigne. 



xxxij 11 . xv 



144 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



Eruptions Provisions and cariages w th Reward^ and 
other chardgf incident, 



The Lynen 
Draper. 



M res Dane for canvas by her dehVed into this office at 
sondrey Lymes ; viz), the xxvj th of February, 1578. one 
peece of canvas cont. xxxix ells, at xiiij d . the ell ; xlv s . 
vj d . And the second of Marche 1578. one peece of can- 
vas cont. xxxix ells at xiiij d . the ell ; xlv s . vj d . the 
whole amounting unto lxxviij ells ; iiij 11 . xj s . 



Upholsters 
percells. 



Chaundlers 
percells. 



Carpenters 
percells 



for one peece of yealowe Buckeram ; vj s . 

white Buckram, ij yardf di. iij s . iiij d . Black buckram 
iiij yardf ; v 8 . iiij d . in all. xiiij 8 . viij d . 

Barnard Fabyan for sondrey pcells by him brought 
into the office ; via . 

s. d. 

Greate cord, vj peecf ; v iiij 

Cotten candles at iiij d . the li. iiij dozen ; xvj 

Glewe one pownd ; iiij 

Lynckf at iiij d . the peece, xiiij ; iiij viij 

Pack thred, iij li ; iij 

Seering candles one pound ; xij 

Small cord v peecf ; ij vj 

Staffe bromes iij ; vj 

xxxiij 8 . iiij d . 

John Rose senyor for certeyne pcells by him bestowed 
in and about a rock at the Courte for a plaie enacted by 
the Earle of Warwick^ servauntf ; vizi . 

Longe sparre poles of Furre ; vj 8 . x d . ) 

peecf of Elme cutt compasse ; iiij 8 . ) 



Rowland Robynson for sondrey things by him brought 
into the office ; viz) . 

Oken bord three hundred; xxj 8 . Elme bourd xxj 
foote ; xviij d . Furre poles xxj wherof xiiij for altering 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 145 

the lightes on Shrovetuesdaie and the rest for the frames ; 
x s . vj d . single quarters x % for cariage of them and the 
rest to the court ; iij s . ; in all xxxvj 8 . 

Gybsonne for certeyn gcells by him bestowed 

about the rock at the court for a play enacted by the 
Earle of Warwickf s r vantf ; viz! . 

Dobble quarters, iiij ; ij s . single quarters ij ; vj d . 
deale bourdf xxxij ; xxxij 8 . Elme bordf, 153. foote, 
xij 8 . ; in all ; xlvj 8 . vj d . 

iiij 11 . xiij 8 . iiij d . 

Ulryck Netsley for certeyne pcells by him wrought Iron- 

and dely vered into the office ; viz) . mongers or 

Smythes 
For an Iron for the wagon that s r ved in the plaie of percells 

Loyaltie and bewtie ; ij 8 . vj d . and for mending a scall- 

ing ladder that s r ved at the Rock ; viij d . In all ; iij 8 . ij d . 

Rychard Warby for sondrey pcells by him brought 
into the office ; viz]. 

Doble x d . nayles to alter the lights in the hall on 
shrovetuesdaie and to have lightes in the p r sence and for 
setting upp of the frames 425. vij 8 . j d . Single x d . nayles 
for the same cause iiij c ; iij s . iiij d . vj d . nayles for the 
same cause v c ; ij s . vj d . iij d . nayles one c. ; iij d . In 
all; xiij 8 . ij d . 

George Joyner for sondrey pcells by him boughte and 

brought into the office to be spente about the rock, vizi . 

Dobble x d . nayles 425.; vij 8 . j d . single x d . nayles 

xd. xijd. 

800. vj 8 . viij d . Two penny nayles 500. % iij d . nayles 
400., for the same cause and for the wagon of Loyaltie 
and bewtie ; iij 8 . ij d . vj d . nayles, 400. ; ij 8 . Sparres 
viij, iiij 8 . hoopes and packthread ; xiiij d . In all ; 

xxiiij 8 . j d . 



146 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



Fewell 



John Rose senio r for nayles of sondry sortf used 
about the Clowde and drawing it upp and downe ; 

vj s . viij d . 
xlvij 3 . j d . 

Thomas Stronge for mony by him disbursed for a 
Load of Coales ; xxij s . vj d . 

John Davyes for money by him disbursed ; via. 

For coales at the Courte to drie the Painters worke on 
the Rock ; vj d . 

xxiij s . 

Necessaries Thomas Wright for sondrey things by him pvided and 
brought into the office ; viz] . 

Paste bordf iiij dozen ; xij 3 . Tape ij u . quarter di. ; 



Xj 3 

rid 



ij d . Thred of sondrey Cullors ij u . iij alters di. ; xj s . 
vj u . Browne thread j u . Quarte r ; iij s . iiij d . Ivie ij bun- 
dles; ij s . A painted cheste for my Lo. Chamb r layns 
men ; xvj d . for the hier of foure feathers ij 3 . In all ; 

xliij s . iiij d . 

John Rose senio* for mony by him disbursed ; viz! . 

For lead for the chaire of the burnyng Knight ; ij s . 
vj d . Candlestick^ to w T ork by at the court, ij 3 . for a 
coard T: pullies to drawe upp the clowde ; iij 3 . in all ; 

vij 8 . vj d . 



John Davyes for certeyne things by him pvided and 
brought into the office ; vizi . 

Ivie and holly for the Rock in the play enacted by the 
Earle of Warwick^ s r vauntf ; iiij 8 . ij d . Aquavite to 
burne in the same Rock ; iij 3 . Rosewater to alay the 
smell therof ; xij d . Glasses to carry the same and other 
for the use therof; xij d . thred expended at the courte ; 
ij d . Bladders, j d . and Beares feete ; xviij d . x s . xj d . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 147 

John Drawater for sondry thing f by him provided 
and brought into the office ; vizi . 

Gloves for the children of the chappell xviij teu paire ; 
x s . A garland of grapes and leaves for Baccus and other 

of roses for used in the play of Loyaltie and Bewtie ; 

ij s . iiij d . for ij 11 . of Sises to have served in the play that 
should have ben showed on Candlem a s daie at night ; ij 8 . 
iiij d . for the hire of iij vizars that should have served 
that night; xviij d . For a hoope and blewe Lynnen 
cloth to mend the clowde that was Borrowed and cut to 
serve the rock in the plaie of the burnyng Knight and 
for the hire therof and setting upp the same where it 
was borowed ; x s . iiij 11 . vij 8 . xj d . 

Willyam Lyzard for cullors and other necessaries by Paynters 
him pvided and brought into the office ; viz! . percells 

Three masking coat£ made of doble pap three hattf 
covered w th the same iij broomes painted v staves and a 
Quinten painted w th a fooles head ; xx s . 

For Fyne Cullers gold and silv r for patorns for the 
mores maske that should have served on Shrovetuesday, 

iiij 8 . 

Syse xiiij gallons ; xiiij 8 . 

Copper culler for the Lightf in the hall ; iij 8 . iiij d . 

Masticott, j u . ; iij 8 . 

Browne, j u . : xviij d . 

Blewe di. u . ; iiij 8 . 

Verte, iiij 11 . xvj 8 . 

Smalt iiij 11 . ; xvj 8 . 

White l u . ; xvij 8 . vj d . 

Assidewe, v u . ; xvj 8 . viij d . 

Red ij 11 . xvj d . Sape, di. 11 . xx d . ; iij 8 . 

Black, v 11 . : v 8 . glewe ij u . viij d . ; v 8 . viij d . 

xijd. 

Trashe nayle, xiiij d . Pottf, vj d . the botehyer at son- 
drey tymes; ij 8 . viij d . 

l2 



148 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

In all; vj H . vij 8 . iiij d . Wherof the M r and clerk 
comptroller have abated for excessive pricf . xij s . And 
so resteth ; c.xv 8 . iiij d . 

Wyer- Edmond Burcholl for sondrey pcells by him provided 

drawers and br ht into the office vi g 

percells to 

Doble x d . nayles to strayne wyers, c xiiij d . 

Packnedles vj. iij d . pullies, ij.; viij d . ; xj d . 

Fyne Wyer j u . ; xiiij d . great wyer ; xxij 11 . ; xxij 8 . 

xxiij 8 . ij d . 

Small braunches, iij ; newe; xxxij 8 . 

Newe mending of xiiij old braunches of the same ; 

ix s . iiij d . 

For iij great braunches ; vj 11 . 

For his going by water, iiij tymes ; xv j d - 

In all ; ix 11 . vij s . xj d . wherof abated by the M r and 

clerk comptroller xvj 8 . viij d . T: so resteth ; viij 11 . xj s . iij d . 

Botehier and John Davyes for money by him disbursed ; viz). 

cariage by Boatehier to the courte the xxvij th of February 1578 

water and . , . . . ..... 

Land and to sett U PP the candelstickf 5 nij d . 

Rewardes. Cariage of the rock from Bridewell to the court the 

first of March, 1578 xiiij d . his owne botehier agayne ; iij d . 

xxj d . 
George Joyn r for money by him disbursed ; vizi , 
For his botehier from Southwark to the courte and 

8d. lOd. J2d. 

back agayne ; on sonday, Monday and tuesday the first 
of March, 1578 ; ij*. vj d . 

John Rose senio 1 " for money by him disbursed; vizi, 
For his botehier to the Courte to take measure of the 
bignes of the Rock, and back agayne and after into 
London for provision of stufFe ; xx d . 

Thomas Stronge for money by him disbursed, viS, 
For botehier for the M r to and from the courte the 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 149 

23rd of February 1578. being sent for by M r Threasorer, 
viij d . For botehier for the M r to the court and back 
agayne the 25 and 26 of February 1578 being sent for 
by the Lo. Chamberleyne about patornes of maske, 
xviij d . For the M r his botehier to and from the courte 
the firste, second, third, and Fourth of March, iiij 8 . 
From the courte to Leicester howse to speake with my 
L. Chamb r leyn ; viij d . geven to the Porters for Late 
comyng owte at the Water gate the said First, second, 
and third of Marche ; ij 8 . In all ; viij 3 . x d . 

John Drawater for mony by him disbursed ; vi3 , 
For his botehier to and from the courte sondrey tymes 
at the making readie and setting upp the frames, Rockf , 
and lightes in the hall against Shrovesondaie, and to and 
from the court, the first, second, third and fowrth of 
March, 1578. for the safe bestowing of the furnyture in 
the hall for the players their enacted ; v s . vj d . — geven 
to the Porter for late comyng owte the gate, xij d . — to 
the painters on Shrove tuesdaie to send for victualls, be- 
cause they should not go from their work; vj d . For 
caryage a hamp w th stuffe to she we my Lo. Chamberleyne 
to the courte, and back agayne ; xviij d . For cariage of 
two Frames to the courte the 28 of February, 1578. xx d . 
For cariage of them and the rock from the court in two 
Carres ; iij 3 . viij d . To Roger Atkinson for carying Stuffe 
at two sev r all tymes that served the children of the 
Quenes chappell and my Lo. Chamberleynes men to the 
court and back agayne ; iiij 8 . In all ; xvij 8 . iiij d . 

Edmond Tyllney Esquier M r of the said office having Howse rent 
by graunte from her Ma tie by her Lres patent^ dated the 

a of Julie in the xxj th yeare of her Ma tes Raigne the 

office of the mastership of the said office, and a mansion 
howse w th thapfm a nce . The same office being specially 



150 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

appointed continued and used w th in the howsing and 
pcincte of St. Johnes where all the store and furniture 
of the said office have bene and is kept and remaynyng. 
The howsing and romes there appteynyng to him being 
Imploied that he cannot yet convenyently have the same, 
But is driven to hire an other. He is to be allowed for the 
rent wherof from Christmas, 1578. A° 21° RRegine pred 
untill mydsom r 1579 A° R.R ne $d 21° by the space of 
one half yeare after [the rate] of xiij u . yj 8 . viij d . p annu ; 

xj u . xiij s . iiij d . 

Item for money disbursed and to be disbursed aswell 
about the ehardg£ for making the account £ to the Au- 
dito r of themprestf and declaracon of the same befor my 
Lo' Treasorer and S r Walter Myldmey. As also for 
the chardg£ in suying furthe the Quenes warrante the 
privie seale order for the money and receipt of the same ; 

viij 11 . 

Sm a of all the Emptions provisions cariagf reward^ 
and other necessaries besides the wagf aforesaid for Can- 
dlem a s and Shrovetyde, Anno RR nas Elizabeth pred, 
xxj m0 . R ijs. iiijd. 

Sm a totlis of the whole boke ; viz! from the xiiij th of 
February 1577. Anno regni Regine Elizab. xx°. At 
w ch tyme the boke of the Laste yeare ended untill the 
vj tb of March, 1578. Annoq, RR nffi Elizabeth pred xxj mo ; 

ccc.xxvij 11 . v s . ij d . 
Ed. Tyllney. Edward Buggyn. T. Blagrave. 

Walter Fysshe. 

The Totall Sm a of the whole booke; vizi, from the 
xiiij th of February, 1577, Anno RR n£B Elizabeth xx mo 
untill the xj th of Marche, 1578. Anno RR ne Elizabeth 
pred, xxj m0 . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 



Wages f Artificers ; ix 11 . iiij 8 . ^ 

of I Officers ; xii 11 . 



Emptions and provisions ; 

lviij 8 . viij d . J 

Wages f Artificers ; liij 11 . xviij 8 . vj d . 
of I Officers ; xix 11 . 

Emptions T; pvisions ; 

cxliiij 11 . vj s . ij d . „ 

Wages f Artificers ; . . . xxiij u . xv 8 . 1 
oft Officers; ix 11 . 



XX111J 



151 



Ayringes 
from the 
.. .... 14th of Feb., 

y 8 - Viij d . 1577 untill 
the xx th of 
Dec. then 
next. 



Christmas 
Newyeres- 

tide twelf- 

ccxx". liij 8 . vnj d . tide and the 
sonday after 
when the 
maskes were 
shewen. 



I XX 



Candlemas 



Emptions and provisions ; f iiij ij u . xvij 8 . iiij d . ^ e Shr ° Ve " 



l u . ij 8 . iiij d . 



ccc.xxvij 11 . v 8 . ij d . 



Betwene the vj th of Marche, 1578, A xxj mo RR ne Eli- 
zabethe, and the Firste of November 1579- A° xxj m0 
RR nae Eli2 . being viij monethes. The chardges of this 
office grewe by meanes of Ayringf, Repairing, Laying 
abroad, Turnyng, tackyng sowing brushing rubbing 
spunging folding laying upp and safe bestowing of the 
garment^, vestures, apparell, disguysing^, propties and 
furnyture of the same from tyme to tyme w th in those 
monethes as the necessitie therof required to keepe the 
same in redines for service, w ch ells wold decay and be 
Rotten by meanes of the Danknes of the howse and want 
of convenient presses and plac£ requisite to bestowe the 
same in the pties names who attended the office for the 
same purpose hereafter Ensueth, viz! . 

Taylors and others working and attending the pmisses 
at thofficers comaundem* the first at xx d . the day, the 
rest at xij d . as in form r JJcedentf ; vij 11 . xiij 8 . iiij d . 



152 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

dayes li. s. 

Thofficers The M r at iiij 8 . the day ; 20 iiij 

The clerk comptroller, at ij s . the daie ; 20 xl 

The Clark at ij 3 . the day; 20 xl 

The yeoman at ij s . the day ; 20 xl 

x 
Fewell and Henry Dyson, For sondrey Fewell and other neces- 
other neces- garies by him bought and brought into the office and 
used at sondrey tymes in the said Ayringf w th in the 
tyme aforeseid ; viz!, 

Coles xxx sackf ; xxv s . Billettf one M. ; xiij s . iiij d . 
Fagotf one hundred; v s . iiij d . Browne thread di 11 . ; xiiij d . 
White thred, j 11 . ; ij s . x d . Black thread j u . ; ij s . iiij d . cul- 
lered thred, iij q/rt r li. ij s . viij d . Tape j 11 . iij s . viij d . 
Brushes iiij ; viij s . Rubbing brushes iij ; x d . White 
brushes Longe and shorte for cobwebbes, iiij ; ij s . 

lxvij 3 . ij d . 

Sm a to lis of all the whole Ayringf w th in the tyme 

aforesaid ; xx j li « vj d . 

Sm a to lis of the whole booke, vi3, from the xiiij th of 
February 1577. A° q> RR ne Eliz! xx° (At w ch tyme the 
booke of the Last yeare ended) untill the First of 
November, 1579. Annoc^ RR ne Elizabeth, pred xxj mo 

ccc.xlviij 11 v s viij d . 
Ed. Tyllney. T. Blagrave. 

Edward Buggyn. Walter Fysshe. 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 153 



[BOOK VIL] 

Revelles, 1580. Anno R.R ue Elizabeth xxij d0 The 
Lydgeard or Pertyculer Booke of the Chardges rysinge 
and growinge w th in the saide Offyce Betwene the Firste 
of November 1579. A° xxj° RR ne pred T; the Firste of 
November 1580. Anno xxij do RR ne pred w th in w ch 
tyme there were workes done 1 Attendauncf geven as 
followeth; videlt. 

The Chardges of theis tymes ; viz, From the firste Christmas 

daie of November, 1579. Anno xxj° RR ne Elizabeth (at Twelytyde 

J v Candlemas 

whiche tyme the Booke for the last yeare ended) The an d Shrove- 

begynnynge was of makinge choise of sondrye playes tyde and 

makinge 
comodies and inventions at div r s and sondrye tymes for choyse of 

the tyme aforesaid, untill the xix th daie of December playes 
then next followinge at whiche tymes the workes began 
aswell for furnyshinge % setting forthe of sondrye of the 
said playes comodies and Inventions. As also in Emp- 
tions and provisions made, togeather w th the Workes 
done and Attendauncf geven by div r s Artyficers worke- 
men and Attendant^ workinge and attendinge the same 
at sondry tymes from the said xix th of December, untill 
the xx th of February 1579. Anno xxij RR ne pred. At 
whiche tymes the workes and Attendant^ for those 
tymes did end for the newe makinge, translatinge, Re- 
pairinge, fyttinge furnyshinge, settinge forth of son- 
drye payntinges howses, vestures, garment^ utencells 
and propties incydent and requysite for the showe of the 
said playes comodies pastymes Inventions and devises 
prepared made sett forthe and shewen before her Ma tie 



154 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

for her Regall disporte and pastyme w th in the tyme 
aforesaid. The whole chardges wherof togeather w th 
the pties names to whome and wherefore the same is due 
hereafter ensueth, 

A History of the Duke of Millayn and the Marques of 
Mantua shewed at Whitehall on S*. Stephens daie at 
nighte enacted by the Lord Chamberlaynes srv a nt£ wholie 
furnyshed in this offyce some newe made and moche 
altered whereon was Imployed for iiij or newe head attyers 
with traynes Scarfes, garters and other Attyers, xiij 
ells of Sarcenett a Cowntrie howse a Cyttye and vij 
paire of gloves. 

A history of Alucius shewed at Whitehall on 

S*. Johns daie at nighte enacted by the Children of her 
Ma ties Chappell, wholly furnyshed in this offyce with 
many garment^ newe made, manye altered and trans- 
lated wheron was Imployed for head Attyers sleeves, 
Canyons Cases for hoase Skarfes garters and other re- 
pacons tenne Ells of Sarcenett, A. Cittie, a Battlement, 
and xviij paire of gloves. 

A Historye of provided to have bene shewen 

at Whitehall on Innocent^ daie at nighte by the Earle 
of Leicesters srv a nt£ being in Readynes in the place to 
have enacted the same, whollye furnyshed w th sondrye 
thinges in this offyce. But the Queenes Ma tie could 
not come forth to heare the same, therefore put of. 

A History of the foure sonnes of Fabyous shewed at 
Whithall on Newe yeares daie at nighte, enacted by the 
Earle of Warwick^ s r v a nts wholie furnyshed in this of- 
fyce w th garment^ some newe some altered and repaired, 
whereon was Imployed for new lynynge, translatinge, 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 155 

and alteringe of the Senato rs gownes, iij head Attyres 

w th traynes for womens skarfes and girdles xiij ells of 

Sarcenett, a Cytie, a Mounte 1 vj paire of gloves. Histories 

and Inven- 
tions shewen 
The History of Cipio African shewen at Whitehall the w thj n t ^ e 

sondaye night after newe yeares daie, enacted by the tvnie afore- 

said * viz ix 
Children of Pawles furnyshed in this Offyce w th sondrey 

garment^ and triumphant ensignes T; bann r s newe made 

and their head peecf of white sarcenett, scarfes and 

garters whereon was ymployed ells of Sarcenett, a 

Citie a Battlem* and xviij ne pay re of gloves. 

The History of shewen at Whitehall on 

Twelvedaye at nighte by the Earle of Leicesters serv a ntf 
furnished in this offyce w th many garment^ , utensells, 
and pronties, some made newe some translated and made 
fitt, whereon was ymployed for head Attyers, scarfes 

and garters ells of Sarcenett, A Citie a Countrye 

house and vij paire of gloves. 

The history of Portio and Demorantes shewen at 
Whitehall on Candlemas daie at nighte enacted by the 
Lord Chambleynes serv a nt£ wholly furnyshed in this 
offyce, whereon was ymployed for scarfes garters, head 
Attyers for women % Lynynges for hattf vj ells of Sarce- 
nett, a cytie, a towne, and vj payre of gloves. 

The History of the Soldan and the Duke of 

shewen at Whitehall on Shrovesondaye at nighte, 
enacted by the Earle of Derby his serv a nt£ wholly fur- 
nyshed in this offyce whereon was ymployed for two 

Robes of blacke sarcenett, head attyers and scarfes 

ells of Sarcenett, a citie, and xij payre of gloves. 

The History of Serpedon shewen ajt Whitehall on 



156 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

Shrovetwesdaye at nighte enacted by the Lord Cham- 
bleyns serv a nt£ wholly furnyshed in this office wheron 
was ymployed for head attyers for women and Scarfes 
xj ells of Sarcenett, a greate Citie, a wood, a castell and 
vj payre of gloves. 

Taylors and other Attendant^ workinge and attend- 
inge the p r miss the first at xx d . the daie and asmoche 
the night and the rest at xij d . 

Paynt r s the first at ij s . the daie asmoche the nighte, 
the second at xx d . the rest xviij d . the daye T; asmuch the 
nighte. 

Wyerdrawers the first at xx d . the daye and as moche 
the nighte, the rest at xvj d . 

Carpent r s at xvj d . the daye and asmoche the nighte, 
The Porter at xij d . the daye and asmoche the nighte. 

daves, nights. li. 

Toftycersthe The Master; 39 ... 21 xij 

first at iiij s . The Clarke comptroller ; 39 ... 21 vj 

the daie, and The Clarke . 39 ... 21 vj 

asmoche the ' 

nighte, the The Yeoman ; 39 ... 21 vj 

rest at ij s . 

asmoche the Sum a of all the wages due within this offyce for work- 

nighte manshipp and attendauncf in the same within the tyme 

aforesaid ; c.viij". xvj 8 . x d . 

Ed. Tyllney. 
Edwarde Buggyn. 
Walter Fysshe. 

Emptions % provisions. 
John digges for sondrye thinges by him bought pro- 
vided and brought into the said offyce ; vi3. 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 157 

White sarcenet xxvj ells, at vj s . the elle ; vij u . xvj s . 

Canvas fower peecf contayninge in the whole elles 

142. at xij d . the ell ; vij 11 . ij s . 

Paste hordes one dosen ; iiij 3 . 

A standishe brought into the store howse of the office ; 

ij 8 . iiij d . 

Firre poles vj ; iij s . 

Coales one loade ; xxvj 8 . 

Faggottf one hundred ; viij 8 . Mercers and 

i8s. 28. Lynen dra- 

Billettf one thowsand and the Carryage thereof- p( ; rs perce n s 

XX s , and other 

Carryage of stuffe to the Court at sondry tymes ; ij s . necessar y es - 

Hoopes to make a Mounte ; iij s . 

^20(1. 

Nailes of sondry sortes, ix hundred, and 4 pillers ; 

ix s . ix d . 
Bote hier to and from the Court at sondry tymes ; 







ij s . iiij d . 




Coullers used at ; 




xij d . 




Ropes three Bundells ; 




vj 8 . 




Holly, Ivy, and Baies • 




xx d . 




Russett Jeyne Fustian, xviij yard^ ; 




xviij 8 . 






XX 11 . V s . j d . 




Barnard Fabyan for sondrie pcells by 


him 


broughte 




into the offyce ; 


vizi, 






Cotton Candells at iiij d . the li. vj dosen. 


, dij 


xxvj 8 . 




Packthread iiij 11 . at xij d . the li. 




iiij 8 . 


Chaundelors 


Glewj 11 .; 




vj d . 


per cells 


Searinge candell ij u . di. ; 




ij 8 . vj d . 




Great cord v peece at xvj d . the peece ; 




vj 8 . viij d . 




Small cord at vj d . the peece vij peec£ ; 




iij 8 . vj d . 




Lynckf vj ; 




ij 8 - 





xlv 8 . ij d . 

Thomas Wright for sondry thinges by him bought Necessaries 
provided *\ brought into the office ; viz! , 



158 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

Fyne collored thread at iiij s . the pound iij u . iij quarters ; 

XV s . 

Past bordf of sondry sortf, ij dosen di. : ix 8 . 

Fyne white thread at vj 3 . the pound, iij quarters of a 
pound ; iiij s . vj d . 

Browne threade, at ij s . viij d e the pound one pound and 
one Quarter ; iij 3 . iiij d . 

Tape of sondry cullo rs and prizes three pounds ; 

xij 3 . x d . 

Gloves at vij 3 . the dozen vij dozen, di. ; Iij 3 . vj d . 

Tainter Hookes at viij d . the c. ij c . ; xvj d . 

Nayles at iiij d . the c. cc. ; v iij d « 

Carryage and recaryage to and from the courte, 
sortf of stuffe and garm tes at sondry tymes ; xvij 3 . vj d . 

Baskettf ij ; xij d . glasse Bottells, ij ; x d . xxij d . 

Silke one ounce ; ij 3 . 

Mendinge a locke for the store howse dore ; xv j d « 

Pynduste one pound ; xij d . 

le pounde 

Black thread of sondry sortf iij quarters ; ij 3 . j d . 

Hoppes one pound ; xij d . 

Bromes Rubbing Brushe ; v d . 

Milke and Butter ; vj d . 

vj 11 . vj 3 . x d . 

John Sherborne for sondrye thinges by him boughte 
provided, used, expended, T: brought into the Masters 
Lodginge for the rehearsall of sondrie playes to make 
choise of div r s of them for her Ma tie . vizi ; 

Cotton candells at sondry pric£ xv dozen ; iij H . j s . iij d . 

Plates for to hange upon Walles to sett v Candles, 
in vij ; vj 8 . 

Torches ij° dozen at xiiij 8 . the dozen ; xxviij 8 . 

Billettf iiij thowsand at xvj d . the thowsand; lxiiij 8 . 

Coales ij loades at xxvj 3 . the Loade ; Iij 8 . 

V 8. Vj d. X 8. ij *. 

Rushes, yncke, and paper ij° Lockf, and the amend- 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 159 

vjd. vjd. 18d. l«d. 

inge of one Locke, Hookes, nayles, iiij or Wheeles, and 

12d. yj 8. 

Flowers, paterns for head attyers ; xxviij 8 . iiij d . 

Lawne Ruffes for head attyres, vj 5 vj s . 

xij u . v s . vij d . 

Edmonde Tylney esquier M r of the said OfFyce for 
dyver provisions by him made and his chardges in the 
service of the said OfFyce at sondrye tymes ; vizi . 

For his Attendaunce, botehyer and other chardges to 
and from the Court at Greene wiche by the space of ij 
monethes and more by Comaundem* for settinge downe 
of dy verse devises to Receave the Freenche ; c s . 

For his botehier and other Chardgf to and from thence 
about the declaracon of the laste yeares accompte to my 
Lord Treasorer and my Lord Chamberleyne ; xxx s . 

For his Chardges w th the Chardges of the players, the 
Carriage and recariage of their stuffe, for examynynge 
and Rehersinge of dyv r s plaies and Choise makinge of 
x of them to be showen before her Ma tie at Christmas, 
twelfetide, Candlemas and Shrovetyde, and their sondry 
rehersalls afterward^ till to be p r sented before her Ma tie ; 

x 11 . 

To one Porter and iij other Attend tes at severall tymes 
after the rate of xij d . a pece A day for their attendaunce 
and service at the rehersalls, and Choise makinge of the 
said x plaies ; x u . 

For v yardf of greene clothe at viij 8 . the yarde, and 
for a deske ; xlix*. 

For his Attendaunce at the Court xij weekes after 
Ashewedensday to sue out the warrant and for horse hier 
and Ridinge Chardges dyv r rse tymes to Nonesuche to 
Satisfie her Ma tie , my Lo. Treasorer, and my Lo. Cham- 
berleyne in matters concernynge the offyce ; c s . 

xxxiij". xix". 

Willrn Barker for sondry thingf by him provided and 
browght into this offyce to be used at shrovetyde : viS. 



160 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

vs. iiijd. # ^ ijs. 

Rafters, iiij or Firre poles, iiij Bordf one 

vij ti. 8. d. 

hundreth; xiiij iiij 

Doble Quarters fower; ij 

xx d. 

Doble x d . nayles one hundred, single, x d . 

xx d. 

nayles ij hondread; six peny nayles three 

viijd. ij d. 

hundread, two peny nayles one hundred; v 

For Carriage of the things abovesaid to the 

Court; xvj 

xxij viij 
John Davyes for sondry things by him provided and 
used in the said office ; viz! , 

viijd. iijd. li. s. d. 

For Ivy, nayles, Collored thred and tape 
vj d . ; Browne thred Cary a ge of Stuffe 

ijd. 

into the M ra Chamber ; ij vij 

For Carryage of a Load of tymber from the 
Court to S* Johns bote hier for the 
straunger that Brought Cawles ; xvj 

n J X J 
Edmonde Bircholl for sondry thingf by him bought 

provided and browght into the offyce; vizi, 

Hande Candelstyckes, iiij dozen ; viij 

Stocke Candelstickf, one dozen, for 

.ijs. vjd. # 

painters, vj bodkins ; ij vj 

Plate Candelstickf one dozen; ij 

vjd. ijs. 

Dowtf for Candells, vj snuffers vj paire ; ij vj 

vj s. viijd. vd. 

Lantornes vj, one paile, hookes and eyes 

xx d. 

onethowsand; xiij ix 

xijd. iiij s. 

A hollow T e knife of plate, headf of wier, iiij ; v 

xijd. ^ ^ vjd. 

Bowles for a speare, iiij or white wandes, 

xiiij d. 

Soder two pound ; . t . ij viij 

Botehier to the Court w th the stuffetwise ; viij 

xxxijs. iiijd. ijd. viijd. 

Wier xxxij". A Pole, Rosin, Bayes; ... xxxiij ij 
Lightes of Plate in Braunches, xxiiij. ... vj 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 161 

xijd. xd- ijd. li. s. d. 

White Plates iij, nayles, quiltinge needles ; ij 

viijd. iij s 

Rubbinge Brushes ij, Heath Brushe one ; iij viij 

Lights of Plate in Braunches more, ij° ; x 

Red Incke and a Bottell ; v 

x vj iiij 
John Drawater for money by him disbursed for sondry 
things ; vizi , 

vs. 

Nayles at vj d . the hundred, iiij c doble x d . nayles, iij c 

xx d. viij (1. 

single x d . nayles, cc, fower peny nayles ij c iij d . nailes iij d . ; 

vijs. 

j c bordes j c ; xvj s . vij d . 

Furre poles to make Rayles for the battlem tes and to 
make the prison for my L. of Warwick^ men at vj d . the 
peece, v 8 . ; single Quarters to enlardge the ScafFolde in 
the hall one Twelfenight, vj s . ; xviij doble quarters for 
the same Cause; ij. xij d . ; vij s . vj d . 

For a Reame of pap to make Counterfeit flowers 
patterns and otherwise used in the Offyce for foldinge of 
sondry things ; vj s . viij d . 

For his bote hier to and from the Court at sondry 
tymes during Christmas, Twelfetyde, Candellmas, and 
Shrove and many tymes in the night after the plaies 
were ended ; vj 8 . viij d . 

xxxvij 8 . v d . 

The Clerke for his Ordynarye Greenecloth, pap, incke, 
Quilles, waxe Counters, Deskes, Standishes, and tooles, 
for the makynge compiling, and conservinge of the 
Bookes, bylles, plotf , paternes, and models 1c for and 
concernynge this OfFyce ; lxvj 8 . viij d . 

Thomas Skynn r for sondry parcells by him dehVed 
into the offyce ; vizi , 

Chaungeable sarsenett at vj 8 . viij d . the ell xxxj ells ; 

x 11 . vj 8 . viij d . 

If 



162 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

White sarsenett at vj 9 . viij d . the ell, iij elles di ; 

xxiij 8 . iiij d . 

Yelowe sarsenett at vj s . viij d . the ell, j ell, and a 

quarter ; viij 8 . iiij d . 

Blacke sarsenett, at vj s . viij d . the ell, vj ells ; xl s , 

Greene sarcenett, at vj s . viij d . the ell, iij ells ; xx s . 

xiiij 11 . xviij s . iiij d . 
Willm Lyzarde for sondry thingf by him browght 
into the offyce 

Syse, cullers, pottes, nayles and pensills used and occu- 
pyed upon the payntinge of vij Cities, one villadge one 
Countrey howse, one battlement, iiij axes, a Braunche, 
lillyes and a mount for Christmas iij Holidaies ; 

iiij 11 . xv s . viij d . 

Syse, cullers, pottf, Assy de we, golde, and silver used 
and occupied for the Garnyshinge of xiiij titles iiij 
facynges of sarsenett powdered with Ermyns A Backe of 
Armo 1 ' a paier of wyngC, a banner a pendaunt, and foure 
guilte balls againste newyeares day the sonday after 
Twelfeday and Candelmas ; lij a . iiij d . 

Syse, cullers, Assidew and other necessaries used and 
occupied about the Furnyshinge and garnyshinge of 
three greate braunches of Leights in the hall, fower and 
Twenty small braunches all twise garnyshed for Twelfe- 
tyde and Shrovetyde ; Iiij 8 . iiij d . 

x 11 . xvj d . 

Edwarde Buggyn gent, for money by him disbursed 
for standyshe, pap, wax, Quilles Bookes Counters bote- 
hier and in Reward £ at sondry tymes duringe the 
workes ; xx s . 

Sm a of the Emptions provisions and Carryages, T;c ; 

c.xvij 11 . xviij 8 . iiij d . 

Sm a total of all the Emptions, provisions, carryages 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 163 

and reward^ w th the wages % attendant^ w th in the tyme 
aforesaid ; cc.xxvj 11 . xv s . ij d . 

Walter Fysshe. Ed. Tyllney. 

Edward Buggy n. 

Betwene the twentith of February, 1579. Anno 
Regni Regine Elizabeth xxij do at w ch tyme the workes 
for the tymes aforesaid did end. And the first of October 
1580, Anno Regni Regine Elizabeth j}d. The Chardges 
of this offyce grewe at sondry tymes by meanes of 
Ayringe repayringe, amendinge, Brushinge, spungeinge, 
Rubbynge, wypinge, swepinge, Cleane puttinge in order 
foldinge, layinge upp, and safe bestowinge of the gar- 
mentf vestures apparell, dysguisinges, propties, furniture 
of the same from tyme to tyme w th in the tyme aforesaid, 
as the necessitie thereof at sondry tymes required to kepe 
the same in redynes for service, w ch ells wolde be mowldy 
musty, mothe eaten and rotten by meanes of the danck- 
ness of the howse and wante of Convenient presses % 
places requier, togeathe w th the oldnes of the stuffe and 
store within the saide offyice. The nties who comonly 
attend att the said office for the purpose w th theier seve- 
rall names allowed for this tyme, togeather w th suche 
Emptions % necessaries as was expended at and aboute 
the same pticulerlie hereafter ensueth ; 

Taylors and others workinge and attendinge the 
pmysses the first at xx d . the daye, the rest at xij d . ; 

vij 11 . xiij s . iiij d . 

dayes li. s. 

The M r at iiij*. the day; 20 iiij Qffycers 

The Clerke comptroller at ij s . the day ; 20 xl 

The Clerke at ij s . the day; 20 xl 

The Yeoman at ij 3 . the day ; 20 xl 

x 

M 2 



164 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

Fewell and John Lucas for fewell and other necessaries by him 

other neces- bought and browghte into the offyce T: used at sondry 

' k tymes in the said Ayringes T:c w th in the tyrae aforesaid ; 

viz), 
Coales twenty sackf, xx s . ; Byllettf one thowsand ; 
xvj s . 8 d . Faggottf one hundreth; v s . viij d . Browne 
thredd di 11 . ; xvj d . White thred three quarters of a 
lb ; ij s . ; Blacke thred a lb ; ij s . iiij d . ; Thred of sondry 
Collo rs three quarters of a lb ; ij s . vj d . Tape j lb, iij s . 
iiij d . Brushes iij ; vj 8 . Rubbinge Brushes, iij ; x d . 
White Brushes longe and shorte for Cobwebbes, iiij ; ij s . 
in all ; lxij s . viij d . 

Edmond Tilney Esquier, for money by him dysbursed 
and to be disbursed aswell about the Charges for ma- 
kynge the accomptf to the Audito r of themprest and 
declaracon of the same before my Lo. Treasourer and S r 
Walter Myldmay, As also for the Chardges in suynge 
on the Quenes Warraunte the privy seale order for the 
payment of the money and receipte of the same ; viij u . 

Sm a total of the Chardges last aforesaid; 

xxviij 11 . xvj s . 

n . Layinge abroade, turnynge, mending, brushing, spung- 

1580 A i n g e > Rubbinge and puttinge in order and redynes of the 

xxij J Regm Maskf vestures, players garm tes , propties stuffe, store 

^ e fa and ymplementf of this offyce for the shewe thereof to 

T: before Thomas Sackford Esquier M r of the Request^ 

and S ir Owen Hopton Knight liefe Ten a nte of her 

Ma ties Tower of London especially appointed and auc- 

thorised to viewe and devide the store theire Remayn- 

ynge with the waitinge, workynge and attendaunce of 

the offycers of the same office and others workinge, fra- 

mynge, Compillinge and declarynge the state ymple- 

mentf and remayne untill the full puse and determy- 



London, 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 165 

nacon of the same, by vertue of a warrante under six of 
the Counsells handf beneath menconed. The Chardges 
from the said first of October untill the first of Novem- 
ber Anno jJd. as here under the psons names w th their 
sevlall duetyes and wherfore pticularly ensueth, vzl . 

After o r harty, Comendacons ; Whereas the Queenes To o r lo- 
hath lately by her Ires Paten tf bestowed the Office of the ^ in &? Mr 
M r of the Revells theis are to signify unto you her high- Seckford M r 
nes pleasure is That you doe Repaire unto the said Office °f tlie Re / 
T: theire to take a view and puse the stuffe which re- Owyn Hop- 
mayneth theire in what estate it is in and so takinge suf- ton Knight 
ficient Inventory of suche of the same stuffe as shalbe her jyj a tie S 
found remayninge, making a dyvision in the same In- Tower of 
ventory of suche of the same stuffe as shall seeme service- 
able from the rest not serviceable and deliver the same 
by Indenture to Edmond Tylney nowe M 1 ' of the saide 
Offyce. And so fare you well, from the Cote at Oteland 
this eighte day of Awgust. 

Thomas Bromley Cane, Willm Burleighe. Thomas 
Sussex. R. Leicester, Fra Walsingfom, John Wylson. 

Taylo rs T: others workinge and attendinge the f!mysses 
the first at xx d . the daye, the rest at xij d . ; 



dayes 

TheMr • 5 Thoffycers 

The Clerk Comptroller ; 5 x the Firste at 

T^ Clerk; 5 x gflj, 

The yeoman; 5 x rest at ij s . 

Sm a of the wages ; 

John Digges for Fewel and sondrye other necessaryes Emotions 

by him bought brought and used in thoffyce for the tyme and Pro- 

rt .o visions 

T: purpose; viz), 



iij*. 


xiij s . iiij d . 


1 


i. s. d. 




XX 




X 




X 




X 


% 


X 




CXV11J 111J 



166 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



Rushes; v 9 . Coales xxx sackes; xxvj 8 . viij d . Bil- 
lettf one thowsand ; xvj 3 . Lockf and keyes of Ulricke, 
Netsey for the store howse, Chesty and presses and for 
hinges and staples for the same Chestf T: pressf for the 
safe kepinge and bestowinge of the stuffe menconed 
in the Inventoryes; xxxiij 3 . iiij d . Paper pchement, 
Counters, Standishe pyndust, pens, quylls wax T: toles 
for makinge compilinge T: examynynge the same Inven- 
toryes ; xiij 3 . iiij d . Thred Tape bodkyns brushes T; 
Rubbers, for settinge thinges in Readynes for the tyme 
and purpose aforesaid; xvj s . x d . in all; v 11 . xij 8 . 

For the Ingrossinge of three paire of Indented In- 
ventories ; xl s . 



Chrystmas 
Candlemas 
and Shrove- 
tyde 



Eyringes 
from the 
xx th of Feb., 
1579. untill 
the firste of 
Oct., 1580. 

The 

Chardges of 
the Survey 



Sm a Total of the Chardges aforesaid ; xiij 11 . x s . iiij d . 

The Totall of this booke ; vi3 , from the first daye of 
November, 1579. Anno xxj RR ne Elizabeth, untill the 
first of Novemb 1580. Anno xxij do RR ne pred, 

cc.lxix 11 . j 8 . vj d . 



Wages of -] 



Artyficers; lxxviij 11 . vj 3 . ^ 
Offyeers ; xxx 11 . x d . 



Emptions T: provisions; 

cxvij 11 . xviij s . iiij d . J 
Wages f Artyfycers ; vij 11 . xiij 8 . iiij d . ] 
of 1 Offyeers; x 15 . 

Emptions and provi 
sions with the Chardges 
of the Accompte ; 



\- ccxxvj xv ij 



, j-xj 11 . ij 8 . viij d .J 



^xxviij xvj 



Wages of{ Art ? ficers ; lxvii J s - iiij d - ) 
I Offyeers ; Is. I 

Emptions ^provisions; vj u .Xj s .iiij d . J 



xnj ix viij 



eclxix 11 . x d . 

Ed. Tyllney. 
Edward Buggy n. 
Walter Fysshe. 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 167 



[BOOK VIIL] 



Revellf. 1580. Annoq, Regni Regine Elizabeth, xxiij°. 

Attendaunce geven and worke done betwene the firste Christmas 

of November, 1580. Anno regni Regine Elizabethe, xxij . £ we ^ tlde 

and the laste of October 1581. Anno regni Regine Eliza- and Shrove- 

bethe pred xxiij . By meanes of choise making reform- tide twoe 

yng and attending of suche plaies comodies and inven- an( j t ^ e 

cons as were presented and set furth before her Ma tie at choise ma- 

the tymes aforesaid. The whole chardges wherof aswell in S ° 

J t ° playes. An- 

for wages as for wares Journing chardges and expencf no regni Re- 
therunto belonging hereafter gticulerly ensueth. S me Eliza- 

U\-/LHt* X..A.11 1 9 

1580. 
A. Comodie called delighte, shewed at Whitehall on The Earle of 
S*. Stephens daie at night wheron was ymploied newe, Leicesters 
one cittie, one battlement and xij paire of gloves, 

A Storie of enacted on S*. Johns daie at night The Earle of 

wheron was Imploied newe one howse, one battlement oussex men 
and thirtene paire of gloves. 

A Storie of shewed at Whitehall on Newe The Earl of 

yeres daye at nyght wheron was ymployed newe one - Der hies men 
cittie, one battlement and xiij paire of gloves. 

A storie of Pompey, enacted in the hall on twelfnighte The children 
whereon was ymploied newe, one great citty, a senate of Pawles 



168 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

howse, and eight ells of dobble sarcenet for curtens, and 
xviij paire of gloves. 

A.chal- A challendge at the Tilte proclaymed on Twelf nighte 

lendge. an d performed by therle of Arundle the xxij th of January 

following during all w ch tyme the M r of the Revells at- 
tended for the p r senting of diverse devises w ch happened 
in that meane season. 



The earle of A storie of shewed on Candlemas daie at night 

Sussex men. wnereon was ynrploied newe, one cittie, one battlement, 

and xij paire of gloves besides other furniture out of 

thoffice. 

The children A Storie of , enacted on Shrovesondaie night 

of the wheron was ymployed, xvij newe sutes of apparell \ ij 

TY1 t<S ch* D . new nat ^ °f ve ^ vet j xxtie Ells of single sarcenet for 
pell. facing^, bandf scarfes and girdles, one citty, one pallace, 

and xviij paire of gloves. 

The Earle of A Storie of shewed on Shrovetuesdaie at night 

Leicesters i n the hall wheron was ymploied one great citty and xij 
men. . c , 

paire ol gloves. 

Wages. 
The Yeoman, Porter T; certen taylors for worke doing ; 

xiiij 11 . xvj s . 

The Maister The maister of the Revells aswell for his attendaunce 

one porter a t the tymes aforesaid, as also for the choise making of 

servitors playes at iiij s . the daie from All Hollan Eve untill Ash- 

for Atten- wednesdaie ; xxij 11 . 

dauntes 

geven in the John Hilton during the said tyme at xij d . the day ; c.x s . 

John Sherborne at xij d the daie ; c.x s . 

Robert Reaklidge, at xij d . the daie ; c.x s . 

Thomas Rewklidge, at xij d . the daie ; c.x s . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 



169 



Edmond Burchall and his ij men, himself at xx d . the Wier 
daie asmuch the night and his men at xvj d . the day a J?™^ e ^ JJS 
peece ; vj daies and viij nightes : 



iij 11 . viij d » 



Carpenters at xvj d . the day and as much the night ; 



iiij 11 . xv s . 



firste at xx" 
the day and 
the reste at 
xvj d . 



Sum a of all the wages due w th in this office for worke 
manship and Attendaunce at the tymes aforesaid ; 

lxv u . xvij s . iiij d . 
Ed. Tyllney. 
Walter fysshe. 



li. 



IX 



Emptions and Provisions 

Willia Lizard, paynting by greate of vj 

small citties % three battlementf ; ... 
Paynting by great of twoe great clothes, 

at iij 11 . x s . the peece ; vij 

Sylvering of one Heraultf coate ; 

Painting and working the braunches in 

the hall by greate; 

Painting of ix titles w th coptmentf ; ... 

xx 

Candelstickf iiij dozen: 

Stock candelstickf, ij dozen ; 

Wyer greate and small ; 

Lanterns, iij ; 

Small lightes of plate in braunches, xxvj 

at v s . the peece 5 vj 

One great newe lighte; 

For mending the old great lightes; .. 

Pulleys; 

Ropes sixe great and other small cord ; 
For mending agayne the iij greate lightes 
and vj small; , 



lv 



XV 



Vll 



XXXV 
V 



X 

xl 
xij 



Paynters 
percells 



X1 J 



Wier- 
drawers and 
Ironmongers 
percells 



170 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

li. s. d. # 

Bodkyns; xij 

Small lightes three for them w ch were 

stollen at twelftide ; xv 

An Iron cradle to [make fire in for the 

players; xx 

Onelocke; xij 

Nayles and hookes of all sortf ; 

Arsedewe xij u . at iiij s . the pound ; 



Mercers 
percells 



xvn 



Tho Skiner, Orendge taffeta sarcenet at 
x s . the ell, viij ells ; 

Single sarcenet of div r se cullors at vj 8 . 
viij d . the ell ; xx ells ; v 

Buckeram red at xij d . the yard, xxj tle 
yardf; , 



xx 

xlviij 

y 



Haber- 
dashers per- 
cells 



Carpenters 
percells 



X J 



Twoe broad copher bondf for hatf at iij s 

iiij d . the peece ; 

Fethers ij , at v s . the peece ; 

The making of ij velvet hatf ; 



Xllj uij 

xxj 
xiiij iiij 



viy 



Lightes 



vj 

x 

vj 

xxij viij 

xlij 

xij 

x 

viij 

vij 

iij 

John Sherbourne for div r se thinges by him brought 
and provided for the office, used and expended aswell for 
the rehersalls of playes as at the courte, in the hall and 
other placf ; vizj . 

Gotten candle at sondrey pricf, xvj dozen ; lxv 8 . iiij d . 

Torches, iij dozen at xiiij 8 . the dozen ; xlij 8 . 

Linckf ij dozen at iiij 8 . the dozen ; viij 8 . 



Bordes vj c at vij 8 . the hundred;, 

Rafters; , 

Firre polles ; 

Dobble quarters ; 

Single quarters ; , 

Cariage ; 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 171 

Billettf , iiij thowsand at xvj 8 . the thousand ; lxiiij 3 . Fewell 
Coles iiij load at xxvj 9 . the load ; v li . iiij 8 . 

Fagottf twoe hundred at vj s . the hundred; xij 8 . 

Rushes ; viij 8 . Pastebordes ; xij 8 . Glewe ; ij s . Tape 3 Necessaries 
x 8 . Thred of div r se cullors and prices ; xxv 8 . Bote- 
hier ; v 8 . cariage and Recariage of stufFe, xv 8 . and for 
a close stoole ; x 8 . iiij 11 . vij 8 . 

Edmond Tylney esquiere M r of the said office for 
div r se thinges and provisions by him made and his 
chardges in the service of the said office at sondrey 
tymes ; viz! . 

Jho Digges, Canvas c.xl ells at xij d . the ell ; vij u . Canvas 

Gloves viij dozen at vij 8 . the dozen ; lvj 8 . Gloves 

Two yard£ of velvet dying ; v 8 . 

Botehier at sondrey tymes ; xxvj 8 . 

For his ordinarie grene cloth, standishe Inck and Ordinary 
paper; iij 11 . allowances 

For his attendaunce and chardges at the courte after 
Ashewednesdaie, vij weekf to sue out her Ma tes war- 
ranto ; vj 11 . 

For the examynyng, compiling and twice writing of 
this booke ; iii u . xxiij 11 . vij 8 . 

Sm a of the emptions provisions % cariagf ; 

iiij xvij 11 . x 8 . iiij d . 

Sum a tot lis of all the emptions provisions and cariages 
w th the wages and Attendauntf w th in the tyme afore- 
said. c.lxij 11 . xix 8 . iiij d . 

Ed. Tyllney. 

Walter Fysshe. 

Attendaunce geven and worke done betwixt the xviij th 



172 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

daie of Marche and the firste of Aprill Anno pred at the 
Comaundement of the Lord Chamberleyne for setting 
downe of paterns for maskes and making up of some of 
the same for the Receaving of the French Comissioners 
w th the provision of certeyne stuffe prop ties and making 
of modells for a mownte and for the edifying of a greate 
pte of the saide Mounte. The pticularities wherof, 
hereafter ensue th ; viz). 

Tailors and other attendauntf the firste at xx d . the 
daie the reste at xij d . 

Sm a viij n . v s . iiij d . 



Painter Willm Lizard at ij s . the day ; xxiiij 



daies s. 

The Officers^ The Maister ; 12 xlviij 

nT» fi the eat The clerkcomptroller; 12 xxiiij 

reste at ij s . The Clerke ; 12 xxiiij 

The Yeoman ; 12 xxiiij 

Sm a vj 11 . 

Tymberlent. John Rose for the tymber and workmanship of a 
Mounte, to take it agayne into his owne handf because 
it was not used ; xlvj s . viij (i . 

John Bowles for copper lace frindge tassells and but- 
tons deliv r ed into the officf for the workes w ch should 
have ben done for paterns ; x 11 . x s . 

Wilim Lyzard for cullors gold and silv r for painting 
of paterns and such like ; xxxvj 8 . 

Edward Buggen clerk comptroller of the said office 
for certen paterns of maskes brought into the office ; xi*. 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 173 

John Sherborne for ij loadf of billetf; xxvij 8 . threed 
v s . tape, v 8 . paper for paterns ; ij 8 . xxxix 8 . 

Edmond Tyllney esquier M r of the Revells for his 
chardges and certen provision; vi3. 

For his attendaunce at the proclaymyng of the chal- 
lendge and the ij daies of the triumphe himself and his 
men ; xxiiij 8 . 

For botehier for himself and his men at div r se tymes 
during the laste workf of the Revells unto the Lord 
Chamberleyne and the Lord of Leicester for showing of 
paterns ; x 8 . 

For a head attire for a woman, of Lawne florished w th 
gold and silver w th longe pendente ; xx 8 . 

For a paire of winges of Estrichfeathers to have ben 

used in the maske ; xxx 8 . 

Sum a xxxviij 11 . xv 8 . 

Ayreinges. 
Betwene the firste of Aprill, 1581. Anno regni Re- 
gine Elizabethe xxiij° at w ch tyme the workf and atten- 
dantf for the tymes aforesaid did end. And the firste 
of October 1581. Anno regni Regine Eliz. xxiij° the 
chardges of this office grewe at sondry tymes by meanes 
of ayring, repairing, brushing, spunging, rubbing, 
sweeping, putting in order laying up, and safe bestow- 
ing of the garment^ vestures, disguising^ properties, 
and furniture of the same from tyme to tyme w th in the 
tyme aforesaid as the necessity therof at sondrey tymes 
required to kepe the same in redines for her Ma tes ser- 
vice. The whole chardges wherof aswell for wages as 
for other necessaries herafter pticulerly ensueth; viz). 

Taylors and other workmen 1 attending the p r misses 
one at xx d . the day and the reste at xij d . the day. 

viij H . xiij 8 . iiij d . 



174 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



dayes 



Officers The M r at iiij 9 . the day 20 

The comptroller at ij s . the daye ; 20 

The clerke at ij s . the day ; 20 

The yeoman at ij 8 . y e day ; 20 



u. 



Sm a x 



xl 
xl 
xl 



-p „ , John Sherbourne for fewell and other necessaries 

other neces- used at sondrey tymes in the said Aireing. 

sanes Coles xx sackf xx 9 . Billettf one thousand xvj 3 . 

threed and tape of all sortf ; vij 8 . bushes and Rushes, 

v 9 . xlviij 8 . 

Edmond Tylney esquire for money by him disbursed 
and to be disbursed aswell about the chardges for 
making the accomptes to the audito r of the Imprest and 
declaracon of the same before the Lord Treasorer and 
S r Walter Myldmey. And also for the chardges of the 
privie seale order for payment of the mony, and receipt 

ili 



of the same w th certificate ; 

Sum a of the chardges laste aforesaid ; 



vnj 



XXIX 1 



XVJ 



id 



Christmas 
twelftide 
candlemas 
and Shrove- 
tide w th one 
challendge 

The 

chardges of 
the workes 
begonne and 
lefte unfy- 
nished for 
the receav- 
ing of the 
Frenche 
Comissi- 
oners. 



The totall of this booke ; viz, from the firste of No- 
vember, 1580. Anno, xxij Regni Regine Eli2. untill 
the firste of November, 1581. Anno xxiij Regni Re- 
gine pred 

f Artificers!: attendant^ \ xxxviij 11 . xvj 9 . viij d . 



Wages of t officers . 
Eruptions T; provisions ; 






xxvij 1 



lxxxxviij 11 . vj 3 . iiij ( 
c.lxiiij 11 . xiiij 8 . 



f Artificers and attendant^ ) ix 11 . xix 8 . iiij d . 



Wages oft 0fficers . 
Emptions T: provisions ; 



I 



\u 



xxj 1 
xxxviij 1 



inj 9 . 
xj 8 . viij £ 

XV s . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 115 



{Artificers 1 attendant^ I viij u . xiij s . iiij d . Ayringes 

Officers; J **. *ȣ** 

Aprill 1581. 

Emptions T; provisions w th the chardges of the ac- untillthe 

compte; A *. £*£>» 

xxix". mj«. nextfollow- 

ccc.xxxj 11 . iiij 3 . in g- 

Ed. Tyllney. 

Walter Fysshe. 



176 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



[BOOK IX.] 



Christmas 
Twelftide 
and Shrove- 
tide and 
makeing 
choise of 
playes. An- 
no RR ne 
Eliz. xxv t0 . 
1582. 



The Chardges of those tymes; vi3, Betwene the daie 

of 1581. Anno xx. Regni Regine Elizabethe, 

and the xiiij th of February 1582. Annoq, RR ne Elizl. 
xxv to ji(j r j se aswell by meanes of makeing choise re- 
formyng and attending of such plaies, Comodies, maskf 
and Inventions as were prepared set furth and presented 
before her Ma tie at the tymes aforesaid. As also of 
wages, workemenship, Translations, Attendauncf, wares 
delivered, Jurneying chardges and expencf thereunto 
belonging. The pticularities wherof together w th the 
pties names to whom and wherfore the same is due, 
hereafter at lardge ensueth ; vizj . 

A Comodie or Morrall devised on a game of the Cardf 
shewed on S* Stephens daie at night before her Ma tie at 
Wyndesor Enacted by the Children of her Ma tes Chap- 
pie, furnished w th many things w th in this Office, whereof 
some were translated, and some newe made, and Im- 
ploied therein ; viz, Twoe clothes of canvas xx tie Ells of 
sarcenet for iiij or pavilions and girdles for the Boyes and 
viij paire of gloves. 

A Comodie of Bewtie and huswyfery shewed before 
her Ma tie at Wyndesor on S* Johns daie at night enacted 
by the Lord of Hundesdons servauntf, for w ch was pre- 
pared newe one Cloth and one Battlement of Canvas, iij 
Ells of sarcenet and Eight paire of gloves w th sondrey 
other things out of this office. 

A Historie of Loue and Fortune shewed before her 
Ma tie at Wyndesor on the sondaie at night next before 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 177 

newe yeares daie Enacted by the Earle of Derbies ser- 
vauntf. For w ch newe provision was made of one Citty 
and one Battlement of Canvas, iij Ells of sarcenet, a 

of canvas, and viij paire of gloves w th sondrey 

other furniture in this office. 

Sundrey feates of Tumbling and activitie were shewed 
before her Ma tie on Newe yeares daie at night by the 
Lord Straunge his servauntf . For w eh was bought and 
Imploied xxj tie yardf of cotten for the Matachins iij ells 
of sarcenet and viij paire of gloves. 

A Maske of Ladies presented themselves before her 
Ma tie at Wyndesor at Twelf Eve night whereunto was 
prepared and Imployed (beside the stuff of this office) 
xv yardf of black and white Lawne or Cipres for head 
attires % vizard^ xj ells of Sarcenet, viij paire of gloves 
for boyes and Torchbearers, and one paire of white 
shoes. 

A Historie of Ferrar shewed before her Ma tie at 
Wyndesor on Twelfdaie at night Enacted by the Lord 
Chamberleynes servaunt^ furnished in this office w th 
diverse newe thingf , as one Citty, one Battlement of 
canvas, iij Ells of sarcenet and x paire of gloves, and 
sondrey other thingf in this office whereof some were 
translated for fitting of the psons. 

A historie of Telomo shewed before her Ma tie at Rich- 
mond on Shrovesundaie at night, Enacted by the Earle 
of Leicesters servauntf, for w ch was prepared and Im- 
ployed one Citty one Battlement of canvas, iij Ells of 
sarcenet and viij paire of gloves. And furnished w th 
sondrey other garment^ of the store of the office. 

A Historie of Ariodante and Geneuora shewed before 
her Matie on Shrovetuesdaie at night enacted by M r 
Mulcasters children. For w ch was newe prepared and 
Imployed, one Citty, one battlem* of Canvas vij Ells of 
sarcenet and ij dozen of gloves. The whole furniture 

N 



178 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

for the reste was of the store of this office, whereof son- 
drey garment^ for fytting of the Children were altered 
T; translated. 

A Maske of Sixe Seamen prepared to have ben shewed, 
but not used, made of sondrey garment^ and store w th in 
the office into vj Cassockf of Carnacon cloth of silver 
garded w th greene cloth of gold laid w th copper silv r lace 
and tassells w th hanging sieves of Russet cloth of silv r 
vj paire of Venetians of Russet gold tyncell w th flowres, 
Buskins of crymsen cloth of gold, and Caps of black 
gold tyncell playne lyned w th white silv r tincell birdf 
eyes, and counterfecte pearles upon them. The Torche 
bearers sixe. Three in Cassockf and hanging sleeves 
of crymsen damaske garded w th yeallowe damaske and 
three paire of Venetians of yeallowe damaske garded w th 
crymsen damaske. And three Cassockf w th hanging 
sleeves of yealowe damaske garded w th crymsen da- 
maske. And three paire of Venetians of crymsen da- 
maske garded w th yeallowe damaske wearing sleeves for 
all the said sixe Torchebearers of purple satten striped 
w th s ji v r # And six cappes for the same Torchbearers of 
oringe cullo r damaske laide w th silv r lace. 

Taylors and others working and attending the p r misses 

the firste at xx d . the daie and as much the night the 

reste at xij d . 

Sm a xlvij H . xiiij s . viij d . 

Carpenters at xvj d . the daie and as much the night ; 

Sm a iiij u . xviij s . viij d . 

Propertymakers, being Paynters the firste at ij s . the 
day and as much the night and the reste at xviij d . 

Sm a vj u . vij s . vj d . 

Wierdrawers the firste at xx d . the daie and as much 
the night the rest at xvj d . Sm a lxiij 8 . iiij d . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 179 

The Porter at xij d . the daie and asmuch the night, lx 8 . 

The Yeoman; vj u . The Officers 

TheClerke; vj«. *?.*£** 

9 J nij 8 . the 

The Clerke Comptroller; vj u . daie and as 

much the 

The M r of the Revells for his attendaunce from the t ^ reste at 
laste of October, 1582. untill Ashewednesdaie, aswell ij s . 
for the choise makeing of playes, as for his wages at 
Christmas and Shrovetide conteynyng in all cvj daies 
and xvj nightf at iiij 8 . the daie and as much the night ; 

xxiiij 11 . viij 8 . 

To one dore keep and iij other Attendauntf for pte of 
the said tyme and during the Rehersalls at xij d . the 
daie ; xij u . xij 8 . 

Sm a lv H . 

William Stone for sondrey gcells of silke by him de- Mercers 
livled into the office, vi3, 

li. 

Orindge cullo 1 " taffeta sarcenet at ix 8 . 

thelldi. ell; , 

Watchet sarcenet at vj 8 . viij d . thell xx tie 

ells; vj 

Yeallowe sarcenet at vj 8 . viij d . the ell, 

vj ells; 

Russet sarcenet at vj 8 . viij d . the ell, one 

elldi; 

ix 

for sondrey pcells by him wrought^ brought Habdashers 

into the office; viz), percells 

li. 8. d. 

The makeing of sixe Cappes of cloth 

of gold at iij 8 . iiij d . the peece ; xx 

For ij yardf of buccram to stiffen them ; ij 

n2 





percells 


8. 


d. 


"J 


vj 


xiij 


i»j 


xl 




X 




vij 


X 



180 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

s. d. 

For sixe white feathers at ij s . vj d . y e 

pece; xv 

For an ell and qjt r of white sarcenet for 

to lyne them at vj s . thell ; vij vj 

xliiij vj 

Wyer- Edmond Byrcholl for sondrey ncells by him provided 

drawers ^ n. s. a. 

percells wrought and brought into the office; viz!, 

Hand Candlestick^, viij xvj 

Fyne wier one pound ; xij 

For fowre small pulleyes ; viij 

For whip lyne; iij 

For three greate pulleyes; ix 

For sixe bodkins ; vj 

For mending of a small br a unch at S* 

Johns; ... vj 

For a lyne for the same braunche ; ... iiij 

For xxv 11 . quarter of Englishe wier ; . . . xxv iij 

For vj 11 . of basterd wier ; iiij 

For xxvj small braunches to hange 

lights in the hall at wyndesor; v iiij 

For iij great braunches for the same 

purpose; vj 

For cariage of ij hamps to S* Johns ; viij 

For a dozen of single white plate ; . . . iij 

xiij ij iij 

Sarcenet John DiggC for sondrey ncells by him provided bought 

Canvas cj. brought into the office ; 

Fuelland fo ' H, 8 . d . 

other neces- Billetf viij thowsand at x 8 . the M; ... lxx 

sanes Coles — or loa( ^ at xv iij s . the load ; ... lxxij 

Canvas one hundred ^ forty ells ; vij 

Bucrams vj peecf; xxx 

Sarcenet sent to the Courte of divlse 

cullors at vj s . viij d . thell, xxx ells ; x 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 181 

li. s. d. 

Three hampers to carry the stuff to 

Birchollsj vj 

For ij ropes; iij viij 

xxvj j viij 

John Sherborne for sondry thingf by him provided Fuellchaun- 

and brought into the office ; vizi , delors per- 

H. s. d. cells and 

Billetf at Wyndesor for the office and other neces- 

for the M rs Chamber there, ij thow- saries 

sand at x s . the thousand ; xx 

Coales one load ; xviij 

Cotten candles at sondrey pricf aswell 
for the rehersalls as for the workf 
in the office and at the Courte, xv 
dozen; lv 

Torches iij dozen at xiiij 8 . the dozen ; xlij 

Lynckf one dozen ; iiij 

Gloves viij dozen at vij 3 . the dozen ; lvj 

Nayles T: tenterhook^ of divlse sortf ; ix ij 

For horsehier from Wyndesor to Lon- 
don in poste, and back agayne for 
my Lord Chamberleynes men ; . . . vj viij 

Botehier from Richmond \ Barne 

Elmes to London Twice ; iij 

Billet^ at Richmond for the office and 
the M rs Chamber there one thow- 
sand; x 

Coles there; vj 

5s. tod. 6s. 4d. 3s. 

Threed, Rushes, searing candles, 

I2d. f 12d. 

paper, white shoes, glacing at the 

38. 4d. 28. 12d. 48. 

Courte, bucram, bord, vicf ; xxvij vj 

Twoe wedges of Iron to be gilded and 

a lock; iij 

A close stoole; x 

xiij x iiij 



182 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

John Davis for sondrey pcells by him brought into the 
office; viz). 

For bromes vj d . ob. Nayles, j d . ; candles v 11 . xv d . ; 
pease one peck, vj d . searing candle, j d . ; ij s . v d . ob. 

For cariage of stuff to M r Mulcasters % back agayne ; 

xx d . 

For carying of certen stufFe to Barnes Elmes ; xij d . 

For holly and Ivie at Wyndesor 5 iiij d . 

For botehier for my self at Richmond ; j d . 

v s . vj d . ob. 

Edward Kirkeham for sondrey pcells by him brought 
into the office and for money by hym otherwise dis- 
bursed, vizi, 

For tape ij u . ; vj s . ; browne threed, iij 11 . qf? vj 8 . vj d . 
white threed, ij u . vj s . grene threed di 11 . xvj d . xix s . x d . 

Russet fustian xiij yardf at x d . the yard ; x 8 . x d . 

Gold tyncell at ij s . viij d . the yard, iiij or yardf ; 

x s . viij d . 

Sylv r tyncell at iij 9 . the yard, iij yardf di ; x s . vj d . 

For the hire of ij horses for him self T: his man to 
Wyndeso r and back agayne to attend the stuff of the 
Re veils thith r caried ; xviij 9 . 

For their ij horsemeate at Wyndeso r ; vj 8 . 

For botehier to T; from Richmond ; iiij s . 

lxxix 3 . x d . 

Edward Buggyn gent, for money by him disbursed ; 



viz;, 



Botehier and in reward^ at sondrey tymes during the 



x 9 . 



work 

For sondrey patterns of maskf w ch he procured to be 
drawed and brought into the office by the M rs ap- 
pointem* ; l x s # 

lxx s . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 183 

Edmond Tylney esquire for sondrey somes of money 
by him laid out ; vizi , 

To diverse psons for payting by greate of cc. x yardf 
of Canvas at xij d . the yard ; x 11 . x s . 

For xxj tie yardf of red and yeallowe Gotten ; xxiij 3 . 

For the hire of iiij or horses to Wyndesor at ij 8 . the 
daie the peece for ij daies ; xvj 3 . 

For the hire of three cartf to remove the store of the 
office to Wyndesor ; xx 8 . 

For white and black cipres at iij 8 . iiij d . the yard, xv 
yardf for the Ladies maske ; l 8 . 

Geven in Reward to the boye that pronounced the 
speeche before the maske of the ladies ; x 8 . 

Geven in reward to M r Cardell for devising the daunce 
w ch JVI r Cardell came in w th ; xx 8 . 

For the hire of iiij or horses ij daies from Wyndesor 
to London at ij 8 . the daie a peece ; xvj 8 . 

For horsemeate ; xij\ 

For three cartf to remove the stuff of the office from 
Wyndeso r to London ; xx s . 

For the hire of iiij or horses from London to Richmond 
at Shrovetide one daye at ij 8 . the daie a peece ; viij s . 

For the hire of one Carte to remove the stuff of the 
office from London to Richmond 1 back againe ; x s . 

For the hire of iiij or horses from Richmond to London 
one daie at ij s . the daye a peece ; viij 8 . 

For makeing of vj paire of buskins ; xij 8 . 

For v yardf of grene cloth at viij 8 . the yard ; xl s . 

For standishe ynck pap and other necessaries ; xx 3 . 

xxiiij 11 . xv 8 . 

John Drawater for money by him disbursed ; viS, 

For a Reame of paper ; vj 8 . viij d . 

For sixe quire of Royall pap ; vj s . 

3s. 4d. 12d. # 6d. 

For a standishe, penknife, pynduste ; iiij 8 . x d . 

2s. 8d. 3d. 2s. Gd. 

For Counters, Inck, quills, botehire \ v 8 . v d . 

xxij 8 . xj d . 



184 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



Carpent r s 
percells 



Silkemans William Bowie for sondrey pcells by him provided and 

percells brought into the office ; viz!, 

Sylver lace plated of copper, xiiij oz, di. at ij s . the 

oz) ; xxix 8 . 

Tassells and buttons of copper silv r at ij s . the ozl ij 11 . 

xj oz di ; iiij 11 . vij s . 

Bone lace brayded of copper silv r xxj oz di, ; xliij s . 

Laid worke buttons of copper silv r at vj d . the dozen, 

xij dozen ; vj s . 

viij 11 . v s . 
John Taylor for sondrey pcells by him brought into 
the office; vizi, 

24s. 8s. 6d. 

Dubble quarters xlviij single quarters xxxiiij 

xxxij s . vj d . 

2s. 8d : 2s. 8d. 

Punchions iiij. Deales ij ; rafters v s . ; x s . iiij d . 

30s. lOd. 6«. 4d. 3s. 6d. 

Bordf cccc qjter, and xx tie foote Joyces v Planckf iiij 

xl s . viij d . 

7s. 6d. 8s. 4d. 

Tymber xv foote. Inche borde ; xv s . x d . 

iiij u . xix s . iiij d . 
Reparations Thomas Blagrave Esquire for money by hym disbursed 
and laid out for the newe flowring of a chamber (fallen 
downe) being pte of his owne lodging, newcasting of all 
the lead ov r the same chamber, newe tymber and bordf 
under the same lead. And new makeing a large paire 
of staires w th a house about and over them into the 
leadf, and mending the other leadf in many places, vizi, 

158. 14s '... 9d> 

Somers ij ; Joistf xiiij ; Beame j . Entertice ; 

xxx s . ix d . 
Bordf at sondrey pricf? the c fote viij c di ; liiij s . 

8d. 8s. 9d. 4s. 8d. 

Half pace j ; single quarters xxxv. rafter vij paire; 

xiiij 5 . j d . 

3s. 4d. 2s. 

Hookf and hingfT iiij paire ; lockf and staples ij ; 

V s . iiij d . 

Xi. ixs. 

Nayles at vj d . the C 2000, lath nayles, 6000 ; xix s . 




THE REVELS AT COURT. 185 

xvjs. iij*. 4d 

Lyme cc di. and iiij sackf, sand iij load, heare xiij 

vjs. vjd. ixs. viijd. 

bushells; Tyles vj c . Tylepyns; xxxv s . vj d . 

22d. 

Brick to amend the harth, Furre poll, for the staires, 

xs. vd. 13s 

lath x bundle, painting washing and pinting the chamber; 

xxvj 8 . iij d . 

158. 118. 

Newe casting of vj c and a quartern of lead | Soder 

xix 11 . xxvj 8 . 

Cariage T: recariage of lead T; tymb r ; ij s . 

36s. 4s. 4 s. 8d. 

Workemanship of Carpenters, Bricklaiers Tylers, . 

8s. lOd. 5s. Od. 10s. 6d. 

plaisterers, plumbers, and laborers ; lxix s . vj d . 

xiiij 11 . ij s . v d . 

Dunstone Braye for workf done upon the hall % office Plumbers 
of the Bevellf ; ' percells 

Pipe lead to mend the M rs conduite lxxvj 11 . at ij d . 
the li ; xij 8 . viij d . 

Sheete lead to make a spowte 305 11 . at xiij 8 . the hun- 
dred ; xxxix 8 . viij d . 

Soder lj 11 . at vij d . the pound ; xxix 8 . ix d . 

For workemanship of plumbers T: laborers ; xxxij 8 . iiij d . 

v 11 . xiiij 8 . v d . 

The Clerke for his ordinarie grenecloth, paper, Inck, 
Quills, waxe, Counters, deskf , standishes, and Tooles for 
the makeing compiling and conserving of the Bookes, 
Billf , Plott£, Paternes, Modells T:c for and concernyng 
this office ; 

lxvj 8 . viij d . 

William Lizard for money by him laid out for son- p aynters 
drey things by him bought and brought into this office ; percells for 
vizS . Paste bord, paper, and paste, white, sise, verte, ™ proper- 
Syneper, fyne gold, ptie gold, silv r , masticote, blewe 
Inde, Smalte blacke, vermylion, glewe, assedewe browne, 
Tynfoyle, and potf used and Imployed upon the pre- 
misses amounting unto ; iiij 11 . vij 8 . vj d . 



186 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

Edmond Tylney Esquire M r of the office being sente 
for to the Courte by Letter from M r Secretary dated the 
x th of Marche, 1582. To choose out a companie of 
players for her Ma tie for Money by him laid out ; vi3 ; 
For horshire to the courte and back agayne ; x s . 

For his owne chardges his mens and horsemeate there 
ij daies ; x s . 

xx 8 . 
Sum a totlis of all the Emptions and Provisions cariagf, 
Rewardf, wages, and attendauncf w th in the tyme afore- 
said : cclix 11 . xix 8 . iiij d . ob. 

Ed. Tyllney. 
Edwarde Buggyn. 
T. Blagrave. 
Edward Kirkham. 

Betwene the xiiij th of February 1582. Anno RR e Eliz), 
xxv th (At w ch tyme the workf and attendauncf for the 
tymes aforesaid did end) And the firste of November, 
1583. Annock RR ne Eliz]. preds xxv t0 the chardges of 
this office grewe at sondrey tymes by meanes of Airing, 
Repairing, brushing, spunging, Rubbing, sweeping, put- 
ting in order laying up and safe bestowing of garm tes 
vestures, disguysingf propties and furniture of the same 
from tyme to tyme w th in the tyme aforesaid as the neces- 
sity thereof at sondrey tymes required to keepe the same 
in Readines for her Ma tes service. The whole chardges 
whereof aswell for chardges as for other necesssaries 
herafter pticulerly ensueth ; viz], 

Tailors and others workeing and attending the p r misses 
the firste at xx d . the daie, the reste at xij d . ; 

vij u . xiij s . iiij 3 . 

dayes li. g. 

Officers the TheMaister; 20 iiij 

firste at iiij 3 . The clerke comptroller ; 20 xl 

TheClerke; 20 xl 

TheYoman; 20 xl 



the daie the 
reste at ij s . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 187 

John Sherborne for fewell and other necessaries used 
at sondrey tymes in the said airringf, viz! . 

Coles xx tie sacke ; xv s . billetf one thowsand; x 8 . 
threed and tape of sondrey sort£ ; vij 8 . brushes and 
rushes; v s . xxxvij 8 . 

Edmond Tylney Esqaire for money by him disbursed 
aswell about the makeing of Thaccompt to the Audito r 
of Thimpreste, and declaration of the same before the 
Lord Treasorer and S r Walter Myldmey ; As also for the 
chardges of the privie seale, and for the paym 1 of the 
money and receipt of the same w th the certificat doth 
yearely amount unto above ; viij 11 . 

Sum a of the chardgf laste aforesaid ; xxviij 11 . x 8 . iiij d . 
Sum a totalis of this whole booke ; 

XX 

cciiij viij u . ix 8 . viij d . ob. 

T, Blagrave. Ed. Tyllney. 

Edward Buggyn. 
Edward Kirkham. 



188 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



[BOOK X.] 

Re veil? 1584. Anno RR e Elizabethe ; xxvij . 

Chrvstmas ^ ne Charges of those tymes ; viz, betwene the laste 

Twelftyde daie of October 1584. Anno xxvj t0 Kegni Regine Eliza- 

Tde and^" beth ' and the ° f Februar y 1584 ' Anno q> RRne 

making Elizabethe pred xxvij did rise aswell by meanes of at- 

choise of tending, making choise, reformyng and altering of such 

RR e Eliza- plaies, Comodies, maskes and inventions as were pre- 

beth xxvij pared, sett furth and psented before her Ma tie at the 

tymes aforesaid. As also of wages workemanship, trans- 

lacons, attendauncf, wares delivered, Cariagf, Jorney- 

ing chardgf, and expencf, therunto belonging. The 

pticulers whereof together w th the pties waies to whom 

and wherfore the same is due hereafter ensueth ; vizi, 

A pastorall of Phillyda T: Choryfi presented and en- 
acted before her Ma tie by her highnes servauntf on S 4 
Stephens daie at night at Grenew ch whereon was ym- 
ployed xxxviij yardf of BufFyn for Shepherdf coatf xxx tie 
ells of sarcenet for fowre matachyne sutes, one greate 
curteyne and scarfes for the nymphes, one mountayne 
and one greate cloth of Canvas, and vj peecf of bucram. 
The history of Agamemnon % Ulisses presented and 
enacted before her Ma tie by the Earle of Oxenford his 
boyes on S* Johns daie at night at Grenewiche. 

Dyvers feates of Actyvytie were shewed and pre- 
sented before her Ma tie on Neweyeares daie at night at 
Grenewiche by Symons and his fellowes whereon was 
ym ployed the pages sute of oringe tawney tissued vellet, 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 189 

w ch they spoyled, xxiiij or yardf of white cotten, a bat- 

lement, and ij Janes sutes of canvas, and iiij ells of 

sarcenett. 

The history of Felix % Philiomena shewed and enacted 

before her highnes by her Ma tes servauntf on the son- 

daie next after neweyeares daie, at night at Grenewiche, Playes, 

whereon way ymploied one battlement T: a house of snewes and 
x devises be- 

canvas. f ore her 

An Invention called Fyve playes in one, presen tedl highnes in 
enacted before her Ma tie on Twelfedaie at night in the a f ore g a id 
hall at Grenewiche by her highnes servauntf whereon vij ; viz., 
was ymploied a greate cloth and a battlement of canvas, 
and canvas for a well and a mounte, xv ells of sarcenet, 
ix yardf of sullen cloth of gold purple. 

An Invention of three playes in one, prepared to have 
ben shewed before her highnes on Shrovesondaie at night, 
and to have ben enacted by her Ma tes servauntf at 
Somersett place. But the Quene came not abroad that 
night, yet was ymploied on the same one howse T: a 
battlement. 

An Antick Play T: a Comody shewed presented % en- 
acted before her highnes on Shrovetuesdaie at night at 
Somerset place by her Ma tes servauntf whereon was ym- 
ployed one house. 

Taylors and others working and attending the ^misses 
the firste at 20 d . the day and as much the night the rest 
at xij d . xlv 11 . iij 8 . viij d . 

The Porter John Dawncye ; lxv s . 

Proptie makers at sondrey rates; xiiij 11 . iiij 8 . 

Paynters at sondrey ratf the daie ; viz!, iiij 11 . ij 8 . ij d . 

Wyerdrawers at sondrey rate ; cj 8 . iiij d . 



190 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF . 

Carpenters at xvj d . the day % as much the nighte : 

cv 8 . iiij d . 
Joynl s at xvj d . the daie ; xl 9 . 

Plumbers at xvj d . the daie ; xvj s . 

dayes. nights. li. s. 

TheOffycers The Yeoman; 51 ... 14 vj x 

dli^nd'as TheClerke; 51 ... 1* vj X 

much the The Clerke comptroller ; 51 ... 14 vj x 

night in re- x j x x 

spect of their 

diet and ex- The Maister for his attendaunce from the laste of Oc- 

pences tober 1584 untill Ashewednesdaie then next following 

aswell for the choise making of plaies as for his wagf at 
Christmas, Twelftide and Shrovetide, conteyning in all 
cxvij daies and xiiij ten nightf at iiij 3 . the daie and as 
much the night ; xxvj 11 . iiij 8 . 

To one dore keper and iij other attendauntf for pte of 
the same tyme and during the rehersalls at xij d . the daie 
T; as much the night ; xiij u . iiij 8 . 

Emptions and Provisions. 

Mercers Wyllyam Stone for sondrey pcells by him delivered in 

percells the office ; viz) , 

Buffin of Watchet cullor xxxviij yardf at iij 8 . the 

yard ; cxiiij 8 . 

Sarcenet some of yeallowe, some greene, some of 

crymsen, some blewe % some white at vj 8 . viij d . thell in 

all, 1 ells xvj u . xiij 8 . vij d . 

xxij 11 . vij 8 . iiij d . 

Wyer- Edmond Byrcholl for sondrey thingf by him provided, 

drawers wrought and brought in this office \ vizi, 
percells n. ■. d. 

For xxiiij small braunches ; ciiij 

For iiij greate braunches ; viij 

For xij bodkins; xij 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 191 

li. s. d. 

For xxxij 11 . di of wier of sondrey sort£ 

at xij d . the li. 5 xxxij vj 

For Spanish needles 5 iij 

For vj pullies; ij 

For foure lynes ; iiij 

For hanging up of the pullies ; xviij 

For cc of x d . nayles ; xx 

For ij u . di of Assidue 5 vij vj 

For iij vice candlestick^ ; xviij 

For vj stock candlestick^ ; xij 

For iij prickt candlestick^ ; vj 

For xviij plates; iij 

For a pipe for water; v 

For working of the wyer; x 

For cariage 1 recariage of the thingf 
aforesaid to Grenew ch and to Somlset 

place and back agayne; , v 

xvij v 



John Taylor for sondrey things by him provided and Carpentei 
brought into the office ; viz!, percells 

li. s. d. 

For xxx doble quarters; xv 

For xvj rafters ; xvj 

For vj Joyses; vj 

For ij scantling peeces ; iij iiij 

For vj greate rafters ; viij 

For viij postes ; viij 

For cccc of bord£ ; xxviij 

iiij iiij iiij 

George Gower for div) s cullors paste bordf and other p avn ter» 
pcells by him pvided and brought into the office ; viz) , percells 

For cullors of all sortf ; xl 

For paste bordf greate and small ; ... xxvij 

ForOrcedewe; lx 



192 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

li. s. d. 

For potf greate 1 small Syse, glewe, 

needles, threed, fire, candles, trayshe 

nayleT;c xxiiij vj 

Forbotehier; xviij 

vij xiij 

Propertie Wyllyam Lizard for cullors and other thinge by him 

makers per- brought into the office ; vizi , 

cells s **• 

For cullors of sundrey sort£ ; xxxj 

For gold and silv r ; xx ij 

ForOrcedewe; ij vj 

liij viij 

Cutlers per- John Newdyck for fyve vizars at iiij s . the peece by him 
cells provided and brought into the office ; xx s . 

Beauvis Tod for sondrey things by him brought into 
the office and wrought for the office ; viz) , 

s. d. 

For ij daggers ; v 

For a scabard vj 

For making cleane of ij bladf ; iiij 

For making cleane of ij paire of hiltf ; xvj 

vi J ij 

Skvnners Simond Tuk for sondrey things by him bought, 

percells wrought, and brought into the office ; viz! , 

s. d. 

For iij half furres of white pever ; ... xviij 
For working of them into a Cassock ; iij 
* For Budge to make the spottf of a cas- 
sock; xij 

For making of the kyd skynne hose ; xviij 

For a lardge white lambe skynne for y e 

gotf head ; iiij 

xxiij x 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 193 

Dunston Bray for sondrey thingf by him brought and Plumbers 

wrought in the office ; viz), percells ( 

s. i; d. 

Cast pipes waving, cxv 11 . at ij d . the 

pound; xix ij 

Soder xiiij u . at vij d . the pound ; viij ij . 

xxvij iiij 

John Ogle for thingf by him pvided and brought into Necessaryes 
the office ; viz] , 

s. d. 

For foure yeallowe heares for head at- 
tires for woemen ; xxvj viij 

For a pound of heare; xij 

xxvij viij 

John Digges for sondrey somes of money by him dis- 
bursed for thingf bought and brought into the office ; 

vi3, 

li. s. d. 

For clxxx ells of canvas at xij d . thell ix 
For wood and cole laid into the office ; 

at S l Johnes for rehersalls airingf % 

workf done ; vij 

For iiij peecf of buccram ; xviij 

For a standishe for thoffice ; ij vj 

xvij vj 

Willyam Henningf gent for money by him layed out 
for botehier to and from the Courte being then at 
Grenew ch Reward^ to workemen for expedicon and for 
victualls for them because they should not goe from their 
worke ; xx s . 

John Sherborne for sondrey thingf by him pvided and 
money laid out ; viz) , 

s. 

For fuell at the Court for the office and 

M". Chamb r there ; Ix 

o 



19 1 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

li. s. 

For torches and lynckf ; xl 

For cotten candles of all sortf for the 
rehersallf and workf at St Johnes 
T; for the M 1S Chamb r and office at 
the Courte; lxvj 

For lockf, keies, nayles, hookes, ropes, 
and mending of the vices for the 
frames ; xl 

For rushes for the great hall at S* 
Johnes the M rs Chamber % office at 
the Court; xxij 

For vj dozen of gloves ; xlij 

For a close stoole ; x 

For a planck at Grenewiche ; ij 

For cariagf by land T: by water T, bote- 

hier of and otherwise of Errandf ; xxv 

xv vij 

John Drawater for money by him disbursed for a 
Realm of paper ; vj s . viij d . for di Realm of royall paper, 
x s . for ynck, quillf , waxe, pinduste T: counters, vj s . x d . 
for botehier at sondrey tymes. vj s . viij d . xxx s . ij d . 



a. 



Edward Kyrkham for money by him laid out, viz), 

s. 

For three ells of three q^ter cloth, at 

xij d . thell; iij 

For xxiiij yardf of white playne at x d . 

theyard; xx 

For iij 11 . of threed of all cullers, at ij s . 

viij d . the li. ; viij 

For a li. of tape; iij iiij 

For iiij or dozen of lace of white T: yeal- 

lowe at 16 d . y e doz ; v iiij 

For ix yardf of welshe playne ; ix 

For an ell of holland ; :.... ij vj 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 195 

s, d. 

For a peece of buccram ; iiij viij 

For more tape Incle % threed ; viij 

For botehier to % from the court at son- 
drey tymes ; ix 

lxxij x 

The Clarke for his ordinary greene cloth, paper Inck, 
quills, deske and for making, compiling and conserving 
of the bookes, bills, plotf , patornes, modellf T;c. for \ 
concernyng this office ; vizi, l xv j s - viij d . 

Edmond Tylney esquire M r of thoffice for sondrey 
somes of money by him disbursed; vizi, 

li, s. d. 

Paid to Lizard, Tylor % the Carver for 

a plaster of parris, cley, paste bordf 

and other necessaries for pperty 

makers ; xl 

For a dozen of great skynnes ; vj 

For botehier % horshier at sondrey 

tymes during the service T: since in 

suyng for money ; xlv 

Reward^ to divlse nsons at the Courte 

at the rehersalls there ; xx 

For fyve yardf of grene cloth ; xl s . stan- 

dishe Inck, paper sand % quills ; xx s . Ix 

For a quarter of deale bordf ; xxv 

To the feather maker for iiij or garland^ 

offlowres; xxvj viij 

For buskins % pumpes for nymphes % 

shepherd £ ; xxv 

For shepeherdf hattf ; xx 

xiij vij viij 

Sum a to lis of the Emptions, provisions, cariagC, re- 

o2 



196 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

wardf , wages, and attendauncf w th in the tyme afore- 
said ; ccliij 11 . v s . j d . 

Ed. Tyllney. 

T. Blagrave. 

Edward Kirkham. 

Betwene the xxv th of February, 1584. Anno RR e Eli- 
zabeth ; xxvij (at w ch tyme the workes and attendauncf 
for the tymes aforesaid did end) and the laste of October 
1585. Annoq, RR e Eliz! pred xxvij°. The chardges of 
this office grewe at sondrey tymes by meanes of aieringf 
amending^ , brushing, rubbing, spunging, sweeping, fold- 
ing, laying up, and safe bestowing of garment^ both for 
maskers T: players, disguising^ , propties and furniture of 
the same from tyme to tyme w th in the tyme aforesaid as 
the necessity thereof at sondrey tymes required to keepe 
the same in readines for her Ma tes service. The chardges 
as well for wages as for other necessaries hereafter ensueth; 

vi2, 

dayes li. s. d. 

Thorn a s Clatterboke at 20 d . per die ; 20 ... xxxiij iiij 

John Tipsley at xij d . p die ; 20 ... xx 

John Davis at xij d . p die ; 20 ... xx 

John Lucas at the like ; 20 ... xx 

Willm Phillippes at the like; 20 ... xx 

Thom a s Rowkelidge at y e like; ... 20 ... xx 

John Sherborne at the like ; 20 . . . xx 

John Daunsey at the like ; 20 ... xx 

viij xiij iiij 

The M r at iiij 9 . p diem ; 20 ... iiij 

The Clerkcomptroller at ij s . ; 20 ... xl 

The Clerke at ij 9 . p diem ; 20... xl 

The yeoman at ij 8 *. p diem ; 20 ... xl 

x 

John Sherborne for money laid out for necessairies used 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 197 

at sondrey tymes in the said aireing£; viz!, threed % 
tape of sondrey sortf ; vij 9 . 

for brushes rubbing brushes and Rushes ; vij 3 . viij d . 

xiiij 3 . viij d . 

Edmond Tylney esquire for money by him disbursed 
and to be disbursed aswell about the makeing of the ac- 
compt to the Auditor of thimpreste and declaracon of the 
same before the L. Treasorer % S r Walter Mildmey, as 
also for the chardgf of the privie seale order for the pay- 
ment of the money and receipt of the same w th the Cer- 
tificate doth yearely amounte unto above ; viij u . 

Sum a of the chardgf laste aforesaid ; xxvij u . viij 8 . 

Sum a To lia of this whole Booke ; cclxxx 11 . xiij 8 . j d . 

Ed. Tyllney. 
T. Blagrave. 
Edward Kirkham. 



198 



EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



[BOOK XL] 



Christmas 
Twelftid 
Shrovetide 
y e choysma- 
kinge of 
playes w th 
the reform- 
inge of them 
Anno Reg. 
Elizabethe 



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Reuellf, 1587. Anno RR e Elizabeth, xxx°. 

The chardges of thos tymes, vi3, from the last of 
October, 1587 to the firste of November, 1588 did rise 
aswell by means Attending makinge choyse pusinge re- 
forminge T; Alteringe of suche playes, comedies, maskes, 
and Inventions as were prepared set forthe T: presented 
before her Ma tie . In the tymes beforesaid, as also of the 
wagis workmanship, translations, wares deliv r ed, careagis, 
Jornige chardgis T: expencis thereunto belonginge w th 
the Arringes brushing^ and salffe kepinge of the robes T: 
other stuffe w th in the sayd office. The particulars where- 
of together w th the parties names to whom T; wherefore 
the same is dewe hereafter, Insuethe ; vizi , 

Anno xxx° Reg. Regine 
The Quenes Ma tie beinge at Grenew ch ther were 
shewed presented and enacted before her highness be- 
twixte Christmas T; Shrovetid vij playes besides feattf 
of activitie, and other shewes by the childeren of Poles 
her Ma tes owne servant^ % the gentlemen of grayes In on 
whom was Imployed dyverse remant^ of Clothe of goulde 
T: other stuffe oute of the Store. 



Tayllors % others workinge T: attending the premeses 
during the foresayd tyme at xij d . the daye 1 as muche 
the night. 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 199 

The Porter of S*. Johns Gatt. lxiij 8 . 

dayes nights li. s. 

The Yeoman of the Revells ... 88 ... 14 v iiij The officers 

The Clarke, 28 .. 14 iiij iiij ^agis for 

• J J ther atten- 

The Clarke controler 28 ... 14 iiij mj dance du- 

Sm a xiij xij ringeCbrist- 
mas and 
Shrovetid, 
at ij 8 . the 
daye and as- 
much the 
night. 

The M r of the office for his attendance l chardgis The M r of 
from the laste of October until Ashewedensdaye aswell .... e 9 ° e c !? a 
for choysmakinge T; reforminge of playes and Commedies 
as also for his and other attendant^ duringe Christmas 
Ht Shrovetide, amontinge in all unto c.xvj dayes li xiiij tlv 
nightf at iiij 3 . y e daye and asmuche the Night cometh 
to ; xxvj u . 

A dorekeper and iij other attendant^ aswell duringe 
the rehersalls as also for ther attendance at the Courte. 
In Christmas and Shrovetid at xij d . the daye ; 

dayes nights li. s» 

William Cooke ; ... 116 ... 14 vj x 

Roger Chamber ; 116 ... 14 vj x 

Thomas Carlton ; 116 ... 14 vj x 

Henry Cooke; 116 ... 14 vj x 

Edmond Burchall wierdrawer for wierworke 1 branchis Wierdrawer 
in the hall at Grenewch, at Twelftid and Shrovetid by 
greate aswell for wares as workmanship \ xvij 11 . 

John Mildney carpenter for Tymber bordf and Carpente 1 " 
workmanship, in mendinge and settinge upp of the 
howses by greate ; iij H - 

Bartholomew Hix mercer for xxx ells of Sarssnett of Mercer 



200 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

Sundery coullers at vj s . viij d . the elle, delyvered into the 
office ; x 11 . 

Edward Kirkham yeoman of the Revells for diverse 

thingf by him disbursed, in service of the said office ; 

s. t d. 
For xviij yerdfof Cotton ; xxij 

For vj pound of assedew ; xviij 

And for cuttinge of ij pound thereof; iij 

For vj dozen of pastebordf ; vj 

For ij yerdf of boukram ; ij vj 

Fo r gloves geven to the Quenes players to y e 

tumblers T; children of Poles ; xxxvj 

For threide of diverse coullers; v 



Fo r Inkle 



! J 



For caryinge of stuffe from Grenew ch to Tower 

wharffe; ij iiij 

For botehyer dyverse tymes duringe the said 

• service; x 

Sm a xxxv 11 . vj s . x d . 

The Clerke Thomas Blagrave clerke of the said office demandeth 
allowance for a grene clothe, standishe, Inke T; paper ; 

iij 11 . vj 9 . viij d . 
And layd out for a pece of Canvas ; xxx s . 

Edmond Tyllney esquier and M r of the said office for 
money by hym disbursed and allowance. In the said 
office ; viz. 

Inprimis Layde oute unto dyvers paynters for ther 
workes and coullers as well of the clothe for bowses as 
also for garneshinge of the branches, in the hall, at 
Twelftid and Shrovetid. vij 11 . 

Itm for canvas for the howse T: Tumblers ; I s . 

Itm for Fewell bothe for the rehersalls of playes in y e 
greate hallT: for thearinge of the robes and other thingf 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 201 

in the office, as also for the M r lodginge T: office, at the 
Courte, during the said service ; vj 11 . 

Itm for lights of all sortf, linkf and torches ; iij u . vj 8 . 

Itm for rushis aswell for strawinge of the greate hall, 
at S e Johns as also the office at the Courte ; x s . 

Itm for the M rs greneclothe, standishe, Inke paper T; a 
close stoole ; iij 11 . x s . 

Itm for botehyer aswell for him selfe as for his men, 
sentt dyverse tymes in the service of the office from 
Grenew ch to London T: for cariage of the stuffe to T: 
froe ; xl 8 . 

xxix u . xij 8 . viij d . 

Daucey, Porter of S*. Jhons gatte for Candells T: Ian- The Porter 
terne duringe the rehersalls ; x s . 

Chardgis of the office growinge at sunddrie tymes by 
meanes of Ayringf, mendinge, brushinge, spunging, 
layinge up and salffe kepinge the robes °t garment^ from 
tyme to tyme w tb in the tyme aforesaid as the necessitie 
thereof requirethe to kepe y e same in redines for her 
Ma tes service the chardgis whereof as well for wagis as 
for other necessaris hereafter insuethe ; 

dayes s. 

Thomas Clatterbouke : 20 xx 

John Davis at the leke ; 20 xx 

John Lucas ; 20 xx 

William Hintt; 20 xx 

Willm Phillipes ; 20 xx 

Willm Cooke; 20 xx 

Roger Chambers ; 20 xx 

John Dancie, porter of S* Johns ; 20 xx 

dayes. li. a. 

The M r of the office at iiij 8 . a daye; ... 20 iiij 

The Clarkecontroler at ij s . a daye ; ... 20 xl 



202 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

daves s. 

The Clearke at y e leke rate; 20 xl 

The Yeoman at the leke rate ; 20 xl 



Edward Kerkham yeoma of the office for money by 
him layde oute in the said ayringf, viS, threid, rub- 
binge brushes, rushis and bromes ; x 8 . 

Sm a xviij 11 . x s . 

Edmond Tyllney esquier for money by him to be dis- 
bursed about the makinge up of the Accoutte to the Au- 
ditor of the Imprest T: declaration of the same before the 
Lord Treasorer T; S r Water Mildmey ; vn j u - 

Sm a xxvj 11 . x s . 



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THE REVELS AT COURT. 203 



[BOOK XTL] 

THE REUELLS BOOKE 
Ano 1605. 

The Accompte of the Office of the 

Reuelles of this whole yeres 

Charge in An 1604 : 

untell the last of 

Octobar 1605. 

The Chardges of thos times viz. betwine the last of 
Octobar 1604 : A° RR. Jacobi iij° untell the last of Oc- 
tobar 1605 : As welby meanes of attending^ making 
choise pusinge and reforminge of Playes Showes *\ In- 
ventions as wear prepared T: sett forthe and presented 
before the kingf ma tie att times afforsayde : As allso for 
workmens wages The Officers bordwages Jorneying 
Chardges wares workmenship and carredges w h other 
expences thereunto belonging, Besides ffuel chandrey 
ware for the M rs loding for the Rehersalls and Ayringf 
w th sutch leike ordinary Allowaunces. The perticu- 
lars whearof together w th the parties names to whom % 
whearfor the same is due hearafter ensueth vi3 . 

ThePlaiers. 1605. 

By the kings Hallamas Day being the first of Nouembar 
Ma ti8 plaiers. a play in the Banketinge house att Whithall 
called The Moor of Venis. 

By his Ma" 8 The Sunday ffollowinge A Play of the 
plaiers Merry wiueg of winsor. 



204 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

_ M The Poets wch 

The Players. mayd the plaies< 

By his Ma* On S*. Stiuens Night in the Hall A Play s hax b er d. 
P laiers * called Mesur for Mesur. 

On S*. Jhons Night A Maske w th musicke 
presented by the Erl of Penbrok the Lord 
Willowbie T: 6 Knights more of y e Court. 

By his Ma lis On Inosents Night The Plaie of Errors. Shaxberd. 
Plaiers. 

Bv the On Sunday ffollowinge A plaie How to 

Queens Ma 1 * i arne f a woman to wooe Hewood. 

plaiers. 

The Boves of On Newers Night A playe cauled : All By Georg 
theChapell. Fouelles Chapman 

By his Ma tis Betwin Newers Day and Twelfe day A 
plaiers. p ky of Loueg La b 0U rs Lost. 

On Twelfe Night The Queens Ma tis Maske 
of Moures w h Aleven Laydies of honno r to ac- 
cupayney her ma tie w ch cam in great showes 
of devises w ch thay satt in w th exselent mu- 
sike 

By his Ma Us On the 7 of January was played the play 
plaiers. of Henry the fift 

By his Ma" 9 The 8 of January A play cauled Euery on 
plaiers. out of his Umor. 

By his Ma tis On Candelmas night A playe Euery one in 
P laiers - his Umor 



The Sunday ffollowing A playe provided 
and discharged. 






By his Ma" G n Shrousunday A play of the Marchant ShaxbSd?; 
pklerS - ofVenis 1 

6 ka^r-^ ^ ( 



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THE REVELS AT COURT. 205 

The Plaiera.* The Poets wch 

By his Ma tis On Shroumonday A Tragidye of The Spa- made the P laies - 
P laiers - nisheMaz: 

By his Ma t,s On Shroutusday A play cauled The Mart- Shaxberd. 
players. chant of Venis againe comauded by the Kings J, 

Ma tie Shsfctif-Z*^*- 



Peter Wright wierdrawer askethe Allowaunce for 
Sundry things by him pvided Wrought and brought into 
y e Office w th y e wages for him selfe and his men for 
theire Attendances : 

K, s. d. 

Imprimis : for mendinge of y e old 

Branches for a playe on Hallomas 

Night xxx 

For iij 11 . of Ossidewe att ij s . vj d . y e pound vij vj 

For Cuttinge of it att ij s . the pound ... vj 

For vj candell playts att iiij d . a pece and 

vj candellstikes at ij d . the pece iij 

For viij greatt Branches to holde fiftin 

great lights apece att xl s . the pece ... xvj 
For viij smaler Branches att x s . the pece iiij 
For viij round playtf to kepe y e great 

branches from burninge y e Roufe of y e 

Chamber att iij s . iiij d . y e pece xxv j viij 

For viij 11 . of Osidewe att ij s . vj d . and for 

cutting of y e Ossidewe att ij s . y e pound xxxvj 

For vj Jacke Cordes to hange y e Branches 

att xvj d . y e pece vi : j 

For xij 11 . of great wier to lengthen and 

mend the other wiers xij 

For huckes and pastbordf ij vj 

For xij Candelplaitf and xij Candel- 

stickf ,... vj 

, ier For careinge of them to y e Court and 

parsells and back againe . , viij 

Wages. 



206 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

li. s. d. 

Alowed to vj men attending the servis 

at Whithall on Hallomas day at ij 8 . 

viij d . y e day and night xvj 

To vj men on Christmas Eve to hange 

y e branches up att xvj d . the day apece viij 

To vj men on S* Stivens day att xvj d . y e 

pece viij 

To vj men on S fc . Johns day and y e night 

att ij s . viij d . apece xvj 

To iiij men on Childermas day and night 

at ij s . viij d . a pece x viij 

To vj men y e Sunday followinge att ij 8 . 

viij d . day and night xvj 

To vj men on Newers day att xvj d . apece viij 

To vj men on Twelfe Eve, and Twelfe 

day xvj 

To iiij men on Monday and Tuesday fol- 
lowinge x viij 

To v men on Candelmas Eve to hang up 

y e Branches vj viij 

To v men on Candelmas for the day and 

the night att ij 8 . viij d . apece xiij viij 

To iiij men on Shrovesunday att ij 8 . 

viij d . y e day and night x viij 

To iiij men on Shrovemunday att xvj d . 

apece y e daye v iiij 

To vj men on Shrovetewsday att ij 8 . 

viij d . the day and night apece xvj 

On Ashwedensday to v men to take 

downe y e branches vj xvj ij 

Sm a xxxv xiij viij 

Stiuen Baile : In place of Groieme of the Revells de- 
mandeth Allowaunce of Wages for his Attendaunce du- 
ringe the tim affour allowed att xx d . the day and as 
mouche by night vj u . xiij 8 . iiij d . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 207 

li. s. d. 

Allso he askethe allowaunce for Boothier in 

Servis of y e offic att Severall times ' vj viij 

For mendinge the formes of y e Offic and nayles ij 

For a locke and key for the nether dore xij 

For rushes for the office x 

For a locke key stapell huckf and hinges for 

the musike house att y e Court vj 

For Iue and Bayes viij 

For xij Eles of Canvas for the Offic of the Re- 

vells for the Tiering house xv 

Sm a viij 11 . xiiij 3 . viij d . 

Richerd Prescot porter of S fc . Johns de- The Porter 

maundeth for his attendaunce for y e Reher- 

sallf and Ayring^ as hath bin allowed to y e 

former porters xij d . the day for 60 dayes in 

the yeare ". iij 

Furder he demaundeth for mendinge the locke 

of the backe gatt ij 

For a padlocke and boullt for y e backe gaitt iij 

For mending the locke of the fouregatt ij 

For ij keyes for the same gayt , iij 

For turning the stones att the cuming into 

y e gaitt to a Mason , xvj 

For the pavinge the Gaitt xij 

For mending the wicket iij iiij 

For iij lodes of Gravell ij vj 

Sm a lxxviij 3 . 

Edmond Tillney M r of the Revells demandeth for his The M r of 
Bourd Wages T; his ordenary Allowaunces of Fuell % tbe R evells. 
Lightf for the servis of the Offic 1 for his own Lodginge 
as hathe bin heartofore allowed as allso for his gren- 
clothe and money disbursed otherwise by him sence the 
last years accompt 



208 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

The M r of y e Edmond Tillney M r of the Revells demandeth for his 
ReveJs wne Attendaunce % for 4 men from y e last of October 

1604 untill Ashwedensday next following as well for the 
Rehersalls T: making choyse of playes % showes % re- 
formyng of them : As allso for his other attendaunces for 
Maskes T; Devises w ch wear presented before the king T: 
Queens Ma tie by the space of 104 dayes T: xvij tn nightf 
together w th iij dayes att Triumphe att Tilt amountinge 
in all to 124 dayes and nights himselfe att iiij s . T: his 4 
men att xij d . apece per Diem % as mouch by night : And 
allso for the wages of himselfe T: his iiij men att the 
same rayt attendinge xx tie dayes in the Somer time 
aboute y e Ayringf and repayringe of the Robes Garment^ 
T: Stafes w th in the office cumeth to lvij 11 . xij s . 

Layde out by the M r to the Prive Seall T: Officers of 
the Recept att 2 severall times iiij 11 . x s . 

Layde out for ordenary Allowaunce of fuell for y e 
M rs lodging to be used att rehersalls T: the ayring of the 
Robes ^ Stufes in y e Offic vij 11 . x s . 

Layde out for Chandry ware for Tortches and Lights 
used att Rehersalls % for y e M r lodings iij 11 . x s . 

Layd out for Boothier % other chardges att divers times 
beinge sent for to y e Court for y e servis of y e Offic xxx s . 

Dewe unto y e M r for his ordenary Allowaunce for his 
Grenclothe and standishe iij 11 . 

To be payed unto the Auditor of the Imprest for his 
Travell 1 paines of himselfe % his Clark^ in taking of 
the Accoumpt and for the Ingrosing of it into partchment 
and declaring the same accompt before y e LordThresorer 
T: Chancelor of the Excheker as in fourmer Accomptf 
hath bin allowed v 11 . 

Sm a iiij ij 11 . xij a . 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 209 

Edmond Pagenham Clark Coptroler of his Mat i3 Re- The Clerk 
vellf demandeth Allowaunce for Board wages for his diet Com P troller 
as hathe bin accustomed in former times for his atten- 
daunce 1 thoes other w ch he imployeth in the ordenary 
servis of the Kings Ma tie att Hallomas, Christmas, Can- 
delmas % Shrovtide : As allso uppon other times of seve- 
rall servesses And allso for the Ayringf of the Robes, 
Garments % Stufes w ch remayneth in y e Office w th in the 
whole yeare cumeth x i\j u - v j s * viij d . 

William Honyng : Clark of the Revells demandeth Clark of the 
the like Allowaunce for his Attendaunce for his Bourd- Revells - 
wages % other Charges as hathe bin accustomed during 
y e time affore^ayd. xiij 11 . vj 8 . viij d . 

Furdermore he demandeth as he is Clark of the Re- 
vellf for a Grenclothe deske paper % Incke to take y e 
Billes And to make up the Bookes for y e Auditor And y e 
ledger booke for y e Offic iij u . vj 3 . viij 8 . 

Edward Kirkham Yeoman of the Revellf demandeth Yeomaa of 
allso the leke Allowaunce for his Board wages % Atten- the Revells. 
daunces duringe the sayd servisses as hathe bin allowed 

xiij u . vj 8 . viij d . 

Moreover he demandethe for things layd out for Thred, 

Tape, And Workmanship of shoes garments w ch weare 

sent to Oxford att the king^ Mat ies being ther xx s . 

Sum total of the Emptions pvitions, Carreinges 

Wages 1 Attendaunces of this yeare An 

1605 clxxv 11 . v 8 . ij d . 

Ed: Tyllney W™. Honyng 

Ed; Pakenham Edward Kirkham 






210 EXTEACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 



[BOOK XIII.] 

The Booke of the Reuells 

Ending the last day of October 
An° Dom : 1612. 

The Chardges of those times viz Betwene the last of 
October 1611 Ann Reg Regis Jacobij Nono untill the 
first of Novembar 1612 As welby by meanes of the at- 
tendingf makinge choyse pusing and reforminge of 
Playes % Inventions, as was presented and set forthe be- 
fore y e Kingf Ma tie in times affbrsayd : As allso for work- 
mens wages, The Officers Bord wages, wares, workman- 
ship, carredges, and other Expences therto belonging : 
As Fuel and Chandrieware for the Master, T: for the 
Office, for Rehersallf and Ayring of Stufe and Garment^ 
w th such leike ordenarie Allowaunces as hathe bin ac- 
coustomed heartofore allowed. The pticuler whearof 
with the parties names to whome, T: wherfore y e same is 
dewe unto hearafter foloweth. 

The Names of the Playes and by what Cumpaney 
played them hearafter followethe ; As allso what Maskes 
and Triumphes att the Tilte were presented before the 
Kingf Ma tie in this year 1612. 

By the Kings Hallomas nyght was presented att Whithall before y e 
Players : Kingf Ma tie a play called the Tempest. 

The Kings The 5 th of Nouember ; A play called y e winters nightf 

players : Tayle. 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 211 

On S fc Stiuenes night A play called A King % no King The Kings 
% Ruing at y* Ring. players : 

S* John night A play called the City Gallant The Queens 

players : 

The Sunday followinge A play called the Alcnanak The Princes 

players 

On Neweres night A play called the Twines Tragedie The Kings 
and Ruing att the Ring players. 

The Sunday following A play called Cupids Reueng The Chil- 

dern of 
Whitfriars 

Twelfe night The princes Mask performed by Gentel- This day 

anen of his High— the King and 

Prince w th 
diuer of his 
Nobelmen 
did run att 
y e Ring for a 
prize. 
The Sunday followinge att Grinwidg before the Queen g y tne 

and the Prince was playd the Siluer Aiedg : and y e Queens 

next night following Lucrecia. th^ffin^ 

Men. 

Candelmas night A play called Tu Coque. g y tne 

Queens 
players. 

Shroue Sunday : A play called The Noblman. gy the 

Kings 
players. 

Shroue Munday.: A play called Himens Haliday By the 

Duck of 
Yorks 
players. 

'Shroue Teuesday A play called the proud Mayds g y tne 

Tragedie Ladye Eli- 

zabeths 
players 
On the 24* 1 day of Marche beinge the Kings Ma tes 

day of his Entrie to the Croune of England was per- 
formed at y e Tilt A Triumphe 

p 2 



212 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

A Noat of what stufe w th workmanshipe hath bine be- 
stowed one the Branches for the Kingf Ma ties Servis this 
yeare beginning the v th of November 1611 : by Richard 
Wier- Franckellen and Robert Wright w th other Sarvants in 

drawers Bill whithall and the Bancketting house as followeth : 
For our selues 6 dayes apece in mending the 
Branches T: garnishing them att xx d . the 

li. s. d. 

day apece , 1 

Ite. 6 men 6 dayes T: one night apece in mend- 
ing and garneshing the Branches att 18 d . 
the day % as mouch by night apece 3 3 

Ite 6 men on S* Stiuens day T: night attending 
the Sarvis apece at 18 d . the day T; as mouch 
by night 18 

Ite our selues one S* Johns day and night att 

xx d . apece aday and as mouche by night... 6 

Workman- I te one S* Johns day for 4 men day and y e 
ship and At- night att 3 s . a pece 12 

Ite for our selues one Sunday following attend- 
ing the Sarvis for the day T: night att 3 s . 4 d . 
a pece 6 8 

For 4 men the same day and night att 3 s . the 

pece 12 

Ite our selues 5 dayes T; one night apece in 
mending y e Branches aganiest newers day 
T; attending the Sarvis att I s . 8 d . apece ... 1 

Ite 4 men 5 days 1 night apece in mending 
the Branches and attending att 18 d . the day 
1 18 d . y e night apece 1 16 

Ite 6 men on Twelfth day and night att 3 s . 

y e day l night apece 18 

Ite our selues on Candelmas day T: y e night 

att 3 s . 4 d . apece 6 8 

For 4 men the same day T: night att 3 3 . the 

pece ..., 12 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 

. ]i - »• 

Ite 6 men for mending and garnishing the 

Branches against Shrousunday for 3 dayes 

apece att 18 s . aday apece 1 7 

For 6 men on Shrovtewsday for y e day % night 

att 3 s . y e pece 18 

Ite our selues on Ashwensday to take doune y e 

Branches 

Ite 4 men the same day to take doune y e 

Branches at l8 d . y e pece 6 

14 5 

For Twelue newe Branches maied of doble 

whit plat of the largest sort at xl s . the 

pece 24 

For 8 great newe wier Rodf for hanging up 

the Branches att x s . the Rod 4 

Ite 38 lb of great wier to mend the ould wier 

Rodf and hanging the Branches att xij d . the 

pound 1 18 

Ite 16 lb of Small wier for y e Branches att 

xvj d , y e pound 1 1 

Ite 20 lb of Assidew cut into Tassells % Fringe 

for the Branches att 3 s . 6 d . the pound 3 10 

Ite 8 lb of Assidew cut very small for the 

Branches and pendants att v 8 . the pound... 2 
Ite for 9 doson of Staypells to strayne the 

wiers for the hanging up the Branches att 

ij s . y e dousen 18 

For 30 sliding pipes for the wiers att vj d . y e 

pece 15 

For 10 dos of dobell playtf att vj the dosoun 3 
For 6 dos of pendantf for the Braunches in y e 

Bancketing house T; the hall att vj 9 . y e dose 116 
Item 8 new pullyes for the Branches at iiij d . 

y e pece 2 



213 



3 4 



Wierdraers 
persels and 
ware. 



214 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

li. s 

Ite 6 dos of Candellplatf at 3 s . y e dos 18 

Ite for viij lb of Soder to mend the Branches 

at8 d 5 

Ite 6 dos of kandelstickf att ij*. the dos 12 

Ite 4 dos of lardg pastbordf to save the Col- 

loumes in the Bancketinghouse att 3 s . the 

dos 12 

It earring the Branches by watter T: by land 

to Whithall and to the Bancketting house 10 



46 10 4 



Stiuen Bayle, In place of Grome T: Purvior for the 
Offic of the Revellf demandethe Allouance for divers 
things by him disbursed T: for his Attendaunc of his 
Servis as followethe 

H. 8. d. 

The Gromes Imprimis for Cariadg of Chayres Tabell % 

biU Stooles from the Offic to Whithall 1 6 

For to Great pannes to make fier 2 

For 4 Earthen pottf T: 6 Erthen Candelstikf? 

for y e players 1 9 

For Ivy Bayes % Nayles Imployed att Seve- 

rall times 2 3 

For a Musik house dore in the hall % a doore 

for the Musik house in the Bancketing house 

w th lockf 10 

For my boat hier imployed divers times T: car- 

reing backe y e Stufe 6 6 

Allso he demandeth as he hathe bin allowed 

for his Attendaunce and his Sarvis during 

the holl years Sarvis in the Offic 6 13 4 

7 17 4 

The Yeo- A Note of Charges layd out by the yeoman of his 

mans bill. Ma tis Revellf? viz. 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 215 

For a Cradell of Iron for his Ma ti8 Servis att 

. y e Court att sutch times as playes ar per- 
formed before his Ma tie 3 10 

For a Courten of darnep of 15 yardf att ij s . 
y e yard 1 a Curten Rod 2 

For a Tabell, 2 Formes, 1 4 Stooles for y e Re- 

hersalls att y e Offic 1 10 

For Andiorns Tonges 1 fier Shouell for y e 

Tiering Chamber 12 

For a Courten of Taffatie for the Musikhouse 

att y e Court 2 12 

For Thred, Cord, packthred, Brushes, lantern 
fl Boothier 1 

For A paynted Clothe T; Worke to the Mu- 
sike house and a property used att the 
Court 1 10 



12 4 



The Bill of the M* of the Reuells from 1611 T: 1612. 

S r George Buc, knight M r of the King? Ma tes Revellf 
demandeth Allowance for him selfe % his 4 men from 
Allhollen Eve 161 1 untill *\ for Ashwednesday follow- 
ing being the space of 118 days and for 20 nightf as 
allso for 14 dayes for his Attendances uppon the Run- 
ning att the Ring and att the Triumph in March and 
for 20 dayes in the Sumer for Ayring the Stufe and 
other sarvices w ch cometh to (at viij 8 . p die % totidem 
p noct 69 u . 4*. 

Ite the M r demandethe Allowance as hath bin accus- 
tomed for Fewell as well for his own lodging as for y e 
Ayringf of the stufe % for y e Rehersallf of y e playes 8 11 . 

Ite the sayd M r asketh for Allowaunce for Lightf, 
Torches and Chandrey War for the Sarvis aboue sayd as 
hathe ben accustomed S u . 



216 EXTRACTS FROM THE ACCOUNTS OF 

Ite the M r demandeth Allowance for a grencloth for 
a Standish paper 1 Inck as hath bin allowed 3 11 . 6". 8 d „ 

He demandeth Allowance for Botehier T: other charges 
of Attendance att Grenwich during the Abode of the 
Duke of Bulion T; other Imbassadors in y e Sumer 

I". 1(K 

Ite the sayd M r asketh allowance of 5 1 *.. for y e Auditor 
of the Imprest 5 l K 

Layd out by the sayd M r unto the Clark f of his Ma ties 
priue Seal T: Signet for his Ma tis Warrant I 11 . 13 s . 4*. 

Ite to M r Bingley for his Certificat 1 to his Clark l u . 

Ite to M* Bingley for the Order 0*. 

Ite to his Clarke 10 s . 

Ite to M r Warder for Entring the Orderf 10 s . 

Ite to S r Willm Bowier for y e Recept of y e Money % to 
his Clarke 16 s . 

Ite the sayd M r demandeth e Allowance for rent of 
his house w ch the Auditors hathe warrant for 30 u . 

124". 3*. 4 d . 

Allexander Stafford Clark comptroler of his Ma tis 
Revellf demandeth Allowance for his Bordwages % diet 
as hath accustomed and his Attendance ~t those w ch he 
imployed in y e ordinarie Sarvis of the Kingf Ma tie from 
Hallomas untill Ashwednesday as allso for other extra- 
ordinarie attendances att y e Tilting T: Shoes and for y e 
Ayringf of the Stufe % garment^ in the Offic w th in this 
years imployment cumes to xu j u « vj s . viij*. 

William Honyng Clark of his Ma tis Revellf demandeth 
Allowance for his Bordwages *X for his Attendance w tb 
those w ch he imployed in y e ordinarie sarvis of lus Ma tie 
from Hallomas till Ashwednesday 1 other Servises w th in 
the years attendance xiij 11 . vj 8 . viij d . 

Allso he demandeth as he is Clark of y e Revellf for a 



THE REVELS AT COURT. 217 

grencloth paper ynke <\ other things therto belonging 
as his predessessors had before him to make y e Billf 
1 Bookf for y e Auditor T: a Ledger booke iij u . vj s . viij d . 
Willm Honyng Clark of y e Revellf demandethe in 
this Accoumpt for A Rent of his house of xv 11 . a year 
w ch he was dispossessed of in S* Johns w ch the Auditors 
hath warrant fro the Lord Threseror T; the Chancellor of 
y c Excheker to allowe of xv 11 . 

Edward Kirkham yeoman of his Ma* 8 Revellf de- 
mandeth the leeke allowance for his Bordwages *\ other 
Attendances of playes and Maskf Tilting % Ayring of 
the Stufe as is allowed unto y e former officers aboue 
cumethe unto XU J U « vj s . viij d . 

All so Edward Kirkham yeoman of y e Revellf de- 
mandethe Allowance of a Rent for his house of xv 11 . by 
year to be passed in the years Accoumpt w ch ther is 
warrant from y e lord Thresseror and the Chancellor of 
the Excheker to y e Auditors for xv u . 

73 K . 6 s . 8 d . 

Sm a Total of the hole Chargf of this years Ac- 

coumpte ended the last of Octobar 1612 Truly 

examined amounteth unto cciiij 11 . vii 8 . 

G. Buc. W m Honyng 

A. Stafford. Edward Kirkham. 






fy 



NOTE S. 



D 



NOTES. 



Thomas Gyles for mony to him due, &c, p, 10.] " It appears from the 
books of Sir Thomas Heneage, Treasurer of the Chamber to Queen Eliza- 
beth from 1 Nov., 1586 to 1 Nov., 1587, that Thomas Gyles was master of 
the children of St. Paul's School at that time." (Malone Shak. by Boswell, 
iii. 368.) "This supposition is probably mistaken. Thomas Gyles Cor, as 
he spells his own name, Gylles) was a person whose trade it was to let out 
apparel for public and private entertainments; and in the very year of which 
we are now speaking, 1571, he made a complaint in writing to Sir William 
Cecill (among whose papers it is found), that the Yeoman of the Queen's 
Revels injured his business and the Queens dresses by improperly, and for 
hire, allowiug them to be taken out of the office in order to be worn at mar- 
riages, banquets, &c, in town and country." (Collier's Annals, i., 198). 

Narcissus showen on Twelfe day, p. 13.] " A play with this name is men- 
tioned by Heywood in his ' Apology.' " [Shak. Reprint, p. 56.) " Art thou 
proud our scene presents thee with the fall of Phaeton ; Narcissus pining 
in the love of his shadow," &c. 

Heads of heare drest and tymmed, p. 18] Let me mention here once 
for all that, in the printing of these accounts, the original books have been 
followed to the very letter. Errors, such as tymmed for trymmed correct 
themselves, while they shew the general inaccuracy of the clerk-comptroller 
and his clerk. 

iij pair of Buskins for Allphonse, p. 22] i. e. for Alphonso Ferrabosco. 

Petrucio for his travell, &c, p. 23.] That is, I presume, Petruccio Ubal- 
dino, a Florentine, who was in the receipt of a yearly fee from Queen Eliza- 
beth of forty marks, as I learn from the accounts of the Treasurer of the 
Chamber. See also p. 140. 

The Banketting Howse made at White Hall for Thentertaynement of the 
seide Duke, p. 26] The Duke de Montmorency, Paule de Foix, and Ber- 
trand de Saligners arrived in this country as ambassadors M about the ninth 
of June, 1572." In Nicholl's Progresses mention is made M of a place " 
for the duke's entertainment, " all breaded and deckt with flowers of the 
forrests, and also covered with canvas on the head." 



S22 NOTES. 

William Hunnys for Rozes, p. 28.] This is not the poet, I believe, but 
another William Hunnys, who was " Supervizor and Keper of the greate 
gardens and orchardes at Greenwich," and whose name occurs very fre- 
quently in the accounts of the Treasurer of the Chamber. " A Hive full 
of Honey," and " A Handfull of Honeysuckles" (the titles of two of Hunnys' 
works) seem to savour, however, not a little of the gardens at Greenwich. 
For Mukesters playe, p. 34.] i. e. Richard Mulcaster, the master of 
Merchant Tailors' School, and the author of " Positions concerning the 
training up of Children." 4to. 1581. 

A tree of holly for the Dutton's play, p. 34.] " Dutton was at the head of 
Lord Warwick's servants." (Collier's Annals, vol. i., p. 235.) 

A desk for farrants playe, p. 35.] Richard Ferrant, master of the chil- 
dren of Windsor. 

For Eldertons play, p. 42.] William Elderton, the ballad-maker, Delo- 
ney's predecessor. He was dead in 1592. 

Percius and Anthomiris, p. 68.] " Malone conjectured that this was an 
ignorant blunder of the person making out the accounts for Andromeda, 
and no doubt he was right." (Collier's Annuls of the Stage, vol. i., p. 209.) 
See p. 35 and 42. 

The hall at Hampton Coorte, p. 70.] The hall now called Cardinal Wol- 
-sey's Hall, but built by Henry VIII. after the death of the great cardinal 
The Histoi-y of Phedrastus and Phigon and Lucia together, p. 87.] " This 
is most likely the same piece that, in the account of the Revels of the pre- 
ceding year, we have seen named P{r]edor and Lucia, p. 51 ; perhaps neither 
was the correct title of the play." (Collier's Annals, vol. i., p. 235.) 

Wheare my L. of Leicesters men showed theier matter of panecia, p. 87.] 
Query Philemon and Philecia, played at Hampton Court on Shrove Mun- 
<laye night by the Erie of Leicester's men. See p. 68. 

To John Rosse for Long boordes for the stere of a clowde, p. 90,] This bill 
of the property- maker is of the utmost importance in the history of our stage. 
I may mention here what I have never seen mentioned before, that the first 
local scene known to have been brought upon the stage in public or at court, 
was produced on the performance of Carew's masque, " Ccelum Brit'anni- 
cum, at court, on the 18 th Feb,, 1633. " In the lower part," he says, " was 
seen afarre off the prospect of Windsor Castell, the famous seat of the most 
Honourable Order of the Garter." " The Curtaine," Carew tells us, 
■** was watchet and a pale yellow in paines which flying up on the sudden, 
discovered the scene, " Among the Lansdowne MSS. (No. 1171) are 
few ground-plots, or profiles of scenes, by Inigo Jones, for the production 
of masques at the Masquing House at Whitehall. The first is a " Pro- 
fyle of y e scene when the scene doth wholly change as well on the sides, as 
•at y e backe shutters, and when the side peices are made to change by run- 



NOTES. 223 

wing in groves." Pieces of clouds were made to come down from the roof 
before the upper part of the side shutters ; clouds at the sides and clouds 
above were produced to make one sole heaven ; and an engine, with a 
capstan, placed under the stage to assist the deities in ascending and de- 
scending. The second is a " Groundplot of a scene where the side pieces 
of the scene do altogether change with the back shutters." These changes 
were four several times, and each change would appear to have run in a 
distinct groove. In other plans are bowes for the nobility, and in one the 
situation of the music room is clear enough ; viz. at the side of the stage. 

Sabastians playe, p. 95.] That is, Sebastian Westcott, master of the 
children of Paul's. 

The historie of Error, p. 102.] " We have distinct evidence of the existence 
of an old play called ' The Historie of Error,' which was acted at Hamp- 
ton Court on New Year's days, 1576-7- The same play, in all probability, 
was repeated at Windsor on Twelfth-Night, 1582-3, though, in the ac- 
counts of the master of the Revels, it is called " The Historie of Ferrar." 
(Collier's Shak., vol. ii., p. 109.) 

The historye of the Cenofalls, p. 102.] The Cynocephali were a nation 
of India having the head of a dog. See Pliny, and Bulwer's Artificiall 
Changling, p. 17. — Boswell. At p. 110, a payment occurs of ij«. to 
" The Mowldeman for a houndes heade mowlded for a Cenofall." 

The Historye of Titus and Gisippus, p. 114.] There were two stories 
of this " figure of perfect friendship" in verse before the play acted by the 
children of Paul's, one by William Walter, the other by Edward Lewicke. 
Mr. Collier conjectured that the play before us " was perhaps con- 
structed of these materials," but has he not overlooked the fact that 
there was an old acted play of Titus and Gisippus, by Ralph Radcliffe? 
See Warton's History, by Price, vol. iii., p. 213. 

A Comodie or Morrall devised on a Game of the Cards, p. 176.] " Then 
for comedies, to speake of a London comedie, how much good matter, yea 
and matter of state, is there in that Comedie cald the play of the Cards? 
in which it is showed, how foure Parasiticall knaues robbe the foure prin- 
cipall vocations of the Real me, videl. the vocation of Souldiers, Schollers, 
Marchants, and Husbandmen. Of which Comedie I cannot forget the say- 
ing of a notable wise counsellor that is now dead (Sir Fraunces Walsing- 
hame*), who when some (to sing Placebo) aduised that it should be for- 
bidden, because it was somewhat too plaine, and indeed as the old saying 
is (sooth boord is no boord), yet he would haue it allowed, adding it was 
fit that They which doe thai they should not, should heare that they would 
not." — A Brief Apologie of Poetrie by Sir John Harrington 1591. 

* Sir Francis died in April, 1590. 



224 NOTES. 

A Historie of Loue and Fortune, p. 176.] Perhaps " The Rare Tri- 
umphs of Love and Fortune, Plaide before the Queenes most excellent 
Majestie 4°. 1589," a copy of which, believed to be unique, is among the 
treasures of the Bridgewater library. (See Collier's Annals, vol. i., p. 248, 
and vol. iii., p. 44.) 

A Historie of Ferrar, p. 177*] Probably an interlude, written by George 
Ferrers. See Warton's Hist, of Poetry, vol. iii., p. 212, and p. 293. — 
BoswELL,iii., 406. " Boswell not very happily conjectured that this - His- 
torie of Ferrar' was some piece, by George Ferrers, as if it had been named 
after its author, who had been dead some years : the fact, no doubt, is, that 
the clerk who prepared the account merely wrote the title by his ear." — 
(Collier's Shak., vol. ii., p. 109.) 

A Historie of Ariodante and Geneuora, p. 177-] " Nobody has observed 
upon the important fact, in connection with * Much Ado about Nothing,' 
that a ' History of Ariodante and Geneuora" was played before Queen 
Elizabeth, by • Mulcaster's children,' in 1582-3. How far Shakespeare 
might be indebted to this production we cannot at all determine ; but it is 
certain that the serious incidents he employed in his comedy had, at an 
early date, formed the subject of a dramatic representation." — (Collier's 
Shak., vol. ii., p. 185.) 

Beinge sente for to the Courte by Letter from Mr Secretary, p. 187] Sir 
Francis Walsingham. " Who hath not heard of Sir Francis Walsingham, 
an eminent Councellour in Queen Elizabeth's Time, famous for his wisdom 
in matters of State, and more for his piety in advancing the Gospel ? yet 
this was the man, that procured the Queen to entertain Players for her 
Servants ; and to give them Wages, as in a just vocation. And would be 
ever have done this, being so religious a man, if he had thought plays to be 
prophane; being so great a statesman, if inconvenient to the state? And now, 
methinks, I have said enough in defence of plays." — Theatrum fiedivivum, 
or the Theatre Vindicated, fyc, by Sir Richard Baker. 12mo. 1662. 

The Moor of Venis, p. 203.] Othello. We owe to Mr. Collier the dis- 
covery of an earlier notice of its performance than this. 

Mesur for Mesur, p. 204.] " Malone conjectured, from certain allusions, 
that * Measure for Measure ' was written in 1-603 ; and, if we suppose it to 
have been selected for performance at court on 26th Dec, 1604, on account 
of its popularity at the theatre after its production, his supposition will re- 
ceive some confirmation .... We may arrive pretty safely at the conclu- 
sion that ' Measure for Measure' was written either at the close of 1603, or 
in the beginning of 1604." — (Collier's Shak., vol. ii., p. 5.) The mention 
in the text is the first, as vet found, of Shakespeare's " Measure for 
Measure." 

The Plaie of Errors, p. 204.] As " The Comedy of Errors" is in Meres' 



NOTES. 225 

list of Shakespeare's Plays, this notice of its performance at court is of no 
further use than to confute Malone's assertion that this comedy was not 
revived after the accession of the Scottish monarch. It was not only re- 
vived, but revived, moreover, at court. 

How to lame of a woman to wooe, p. 204.] Of this play, by Thomas 
Heywood, we know nothing bevond this casual notice of its performance at 
court. Heywood was the most prolific playwright of his age. 

The Queens Ma Us Maske of Moures, p. 204.] Jonson's first masque at 
Whitehall was the masque of Blackness. The queen, it appears, gave 
Jonson his order to make a masque of Moors, and the poet brought the 
Nigritse of Ptolemy and Solinus into his invention. The short account of 
the masque by the clerk of the Revels offers a curious contrast to Jonson's 
own delightful description. 

Euery one in his Umor, p. 204.] 

This Comoedie was first 
Acted, in the yeere 
1598. 
By the then L. Chamberlayne 
his Seruants. 
The principall Comaedians were. 
Will Shakespeare Ric. Bvrbadge 

Avg. Philips Ioh. Hemings 

Hen. Condel Tho. Pope 

Will. Slye Chr. Beeston 

Will. Kempe Ioh. Dvke. 

With the allowance of the Master of Revells. 

Euery on out of his Umor p. 204.] 

This Comicall Satyre was first 

acted in the yeere 

1599. 

By the then Lord Chamberlaine 

his Seruants. 

The principall Comcedians were, 



Ric. Bvrbage 
Avg. Philips 
Wil. Sly 



Ioh. Hemings 
Hen. Condel. 
Tho. Pope 



With the allowance of the Master of Revels. 

The Tempest, p. 210.] •« Hallowmas nyght 1611" was the 1st of Novem- 
ber, 1611 ; and as it was the custom of the age not to produce a play at 
court, " for his Ma** Regal disport and recreation," before it had been 
stamped with public approbation on a public stage, " The Tempest " was 

Q 



NOTES. 

in all likelihood first produced at the Globe, in the summer of 1611. If this 
is correct, what becomes of Mr. Hunter's position, maintained with so much 
ingenuity and learning, that "The Tempest" of 1611 was the " Loves 
Labours Won," mentioned as Shakespeare's by Meres, in 1598. Every 
fresh discovery of a fact about Shakespeare's plays proves that he was 
distinguished earlier, and retired earlier, than his commentators and bio- 
graphers have been hitherto willing to allow. 

The Winters Nights Tayle, p. 210.] On the 19th of August, 1623, Sir 
Henry Herbert allowed afresh, without a fee, " An olde playe called Win- 
ter's Tale, formerly allowed of by Sir George Bucke, and likewyse by mee 
on Mr. Hemmings his worde that there was nothing profane added or re- 
formed, though the allowed booke was missinge." — Malone's Shak. by Bos. 
iii., 229. Now, as Tylney, Buc's predecessor in office, died in October, 
1610, " The Winter's Tale " must, without question, be assigned to some 
period subsequent to the date of Tylney's death. Dr. Forman, by Mr. Col- 
lier's shewing, saw " The Winter's Tale" played at the Globe, on the 15th 
May, 1611 ; and we now know that it was played at court on the 5th No- 
vember, 1611. 

A play called Cupids Reueng, p. 211.] By Beaumont and Fletcher, and 
hitherto said to have been first acted in 1613. 

The City Gallant.— Tu Coque, p. 211.] " Greene's Tu Quoque, or the 
Cittie Gallant, As it hath beene divers times acted by the Queenes Ma- 
jesties Servants, Written by Jo. Cooke, Gent." 4to. 1614. Mr. Collier, 
in a note in his edition of " Dodsley's Old Plays," threw out a conjecture 
that this play, when originally produced, had some other title, until the ex- 
cellence of Green's performance, and his mode of delivering Tu Quoque, 
gave it his name. " It could scarcely be brought out," he adds, " in the 
first instance, under the appellation of ' Green's Tu Quoque,' before it was 
known how it would succeed, and how his acting would tell in the part of 
Bubble." That " Tu Quoque " was first known as « The City Gallant," 
this account of Buc's proves beyond question. 

The Siluer Aiedg: and y e next night following Lucrecia, p. 211.] "The 
Silver Age" is by Thomas Heywood, who was also author of a play called 
" The Rape of Lucrece," of which Mr. Collier mentions an edition in 1608. 

Himens Haliday, p. 211.] " Hymen's Holiday, or Cupid's Vagaries," 
" an old play of Rowley's," was acted before the king and queen, on the 
16th December, 1633, and «• liked," as Sir Henry Herbert tells us. 

The proud Mayds Tragedie, p. 211.] See Introduction, p. xl. 



NAMES OF PLAYS. 



W 



NAMES OF PLAYS MENTIONED IN THIS BOOK. 



Lady Barbara 


PAGE 

. 13 


Effiginia 


. ib. 


Aiax and Ulisses . . . 


. ib. 


Narcissus 


. ib. 


Cloridon and Radiamanta 


. ib. 


Paris & Vienna 


. ib. 


The Play of Cariclia* . 


. 34 


Maske of Janus 


. 35 


Play of Fortune 


. 36 


Predor & Lucia 


. 51 


Alkmeon 


. ib. 


Mamillia 


. ib. 



Truth, ffaythfulnesse & Mercye ib. 
Herpetulus the blew knighte . ib. 
Quint ffabi .... ib. 
The Foresters Mask . . 53 
The Hunters Mask . . 59 

Tiraoclia at the Sege of Thebes 

by Alexander . . .62 
Philemon & Philecia . . 68 
Percius & Anthorairis . . ib. 
Phedrastus & Phigon . . 87 
Lucia .... ib. 

A matter of Panecia (Philecia ?) ib. 
The Pedlers Mask . ib. and 89 

A matter called Pretestus . ib. 
The Paynters daughter . . 101 
Toolie . . . . . 102 
The historie of the Collyer . ib. 
The historie of Error . 102, 177 
The historye of Mutius Sceuola 102 
The historye of the Cenofalles ib. 
The Historie of the Solitarie 

Knight . . . .114 
The Irisshe Knyght . . ib. 

The Historye of Titus & Gisip- 

pus ib. 



PAGE 

The play of Cut well . .120 
An Inventyon or playe of the 

three Systers of Mantua . 125 
An history of the Creweltie of a 

Stepmother . . . ib. 

A Morrall of the marryage of 

Mynde and Measure . . ib. 
A Pastorell or historie of a 

Greeke Maide . . . ib. 
The historie of the Rape of the 

second Helene ... . ib. 
A Maske of Amasones & a 

Maske of Knights A Doble 

Maske . . ib., 135 

The history of the Knight in the 

Burnyng Rock . . . 142 
The historye of Loyaltie and 

bewtie .... ib. 

The history of murderousMichael 143 
A History of the Duke of Mil- 

layn and the Marques of Man- 
tua 154 

A history of Alucius . . ib. 
A History of the foure sonnes 

of Fabyous . . . ib. 

The History of Cipio African . 155 
The history of Portio and De- 

morantes .... ib. 
The History of the Soldau and 

the Duke of . . . ib. 

The History of Serpedon . ib. 

A Comodie called delighte . 1 67 
A storie of Pompey . . ib. 

A Comodie or Morrall devised 

on a Game of the Cards .176 
A Comodie of Bewtie and hus- 

wyfery . . . . ib. 



* Theagines & Chariclea. 



228 


NOTES. 




] 


'AGE 




PAGE 


A Historie of Love and For- 




The Twines Tragedie 


. ib. 


tune 


176 


Cupids Reueng 


. ib. 


A Maske of Ladies 


177 


The Siluer Aiedg 


. ib. 


A Historie of Ferrar [Error ?] . 


ib. 


Tu Coque, or the City Gallant ib. 


A historie of Telomo 


ib. 


The Noblman 


. ib. 


A Historie of Ariodante and Ge- 




Himens Haliday 


. ib. 


neuora . 


ib. 


The proud Mayds Traged 


ie . ib. 


A Maske of Sixe Seamen 

A pastorall of Phillyda & Chory n 


178 

188 






The Masque of Oberon . 


. viii 


The history of Agamemnon & 




The Royal Slave . 


xxiv, xxv 


CJlisses . 


ib. 


Arviragus 


. ib. 


The history of Felix & Philib- 




The Silent Woman 


xxiv 


mena 


189 


Alfonso .... 


. ib. 


An Invention called Fy ve playes 




The Coxcombe 


. ib. 


in one .... 


ib. 


Beggers Bush 


. ib. 


An Invention of three playes in 




The Maides Tragedie 


. ib. 


one 


ib. 


The Loyall Subject 


. xxv 


The Moor of Venis [Othello] . 


203 


The Moore of Venice 


. ib. 


The Merry Wiues of Winsor . 


ib. 


Loues Pilgrimage 


. ib. 


Mesur for Mesur 


204 


Love and Honor 


. ib. 


The Plaie of Errors 


ib. 


The Elder Brother . 


. ib. 


How to lame of a Woman to 




King and No King . 


. ib. 


Wooe 


ib. 


Rollo 


. ib. 


AUFouelles . 


ib. 


Hamlet . 


. ib. 


Loues Labours Lost 


ib. 


Caesar 


. ib. 


Maske of Moures 


ib. 


Wife for a Month . 


. ib. 


Henry the fift . 


ib. 


The Governor 


. ib. 


Euery on out of his Umor 


ib. 


Philaster 


. ib. 


Euery one in his Umor 


ib. 


The prowde Mayde 


. xl 


The Marchant of Venis . 204 


,205 


Eastward Hoe 


. xliv 


The Spanish Maz . 


205 


The Dutch Courtezan 


. ib. 


The Tempest 


210 


Bartholomew Fair . 


. ib. 


Winters Nights Tayle 


ib. 


Twelfth Night 


. xlv 


A King & No King 


211 


Winters Tale . 


. ib. 


The Almanak . 


ib. 


Merry Devil of Edmontor 


i . ib. 




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