Alexander Meyrick Broadley.

The royal miracle; a collection of rare tracts, broadsides, letters, prints, & ballads concerning the wanderings of Charles II. after th online

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found in their proper place, without any reference to those of 165 1, whilst the
latter are recorded at the extreme end of the volume (which concludes with
1669), where they are entered in reverse form.

The account thus commences : —



CITTIE OF JVORC ESTER. 1651.

At a chamber there houlden the Twelfth daye of Aprill, in the yeare of
the Lord One Thousand five hundred fyfty and five.

It is ordered that Mr. ffownes and Mr. Hemynges Accompts as Chamber-
laynes accordinge as they are stated By Mr. Beddoes, Mr. Wyldy, Mr.
Sollers, Mr. Longmore, and Mr. Gworle bee entered in the Audit Booke.

The account of Thomas ffownes and Richard Hemynge, late Chamber-
laynes of the Citty of "Worcester of moneys by them Receaved and
Disbursed To and for the use of the said Citty, for the Rents and
Revennues of the said Citty. As followeth, begininge from the feast
of All Saints in the yeare of the Lord 1 650, untill the feast of All
Saints in the yeare of the Lord 1 65 1.

Then follows a general statement of civic receipts and expenditure,
comprising about six pages ; some of the payments refer to the repair of the
fortifications, but they are not of any special interest. The account then
continues : —

They praye to be allowed the seuall somes of money which they were
enforced and compelled to paye and disburse for provision for the
Scotts Kinge dureinge the tyme he remayned in this Cittie, which was
charged upon the Cittie and allowed by the chamber.

The 22th of August, One Veale, two muttons, and three strikes

of Salt .....

The 23th of August, one side of mutton, and twelve quailes
One side of mutton and three quarters of Lambe
One Calfe of veale, a Tongue and elder .
ffower muttons, 46 Chickins and Henns, and two Rabbits .
Two dozen of Piggions, nyne ducks, and three Piggs
Two Henns, five quailes, two quires of paper, and two elders of

beefe . . ...

One veale and 24 poundes of butter

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Two poundes of butter, 1 8 egges, and a Botle of viniger .
The 24th August, One veale, tenn pounds of butter, and five

doxen of egges . . ...

fFower cowple of Rabbetts, one ffeazant, and one elder of beefe .
Two Turkies . . . ...

One Pott of butter, waighinge 28 pounds, pott and all, and five

Hartichoakes . . . ...

The 26th August, Three Muttons, one veale, and two Rabbetts
Three dozen of egges, and one pott of butter, waighinge eighteene

pounds . . . . .

Two pounds of butter and two dozen of egges
The 27th August, fower Muttons, two Henns, and a botle of

Viniger . . ...

Two pounds of butter, Twelve chickens, and five ducks
Two Turkies, fower Pigges, and fower Rabbetts .
Two bottles of Viniger, three tongues, and 40 pounds of butter
fFower Henns, tenn dozen of egges, and fower Pigeons
One whole Beefe ... . .

The 28th August, Two Henns, five Chickens, and a bottle of

Viniger ... . .

Three Muttons, one veale, and Twenty pounds of butter .
Six pounds of Bacon, six Pulletts, and a Dozen of Piggions
Three strikes of Salt, Eight Henns, and eight chickens
Two Partridges, two Turkies, and two Piggions
for Milke for the Pastry, and fower dozen of egges
The 29th August, One veale, fower Muttons, and fower pounds

of Bacon . ....

for Trouts, Piggeons, fower dozen of Eggs and seaven pounds of

butter ... . .

fower Piggions, six Rabbetts, and a bottle of viniger
Two Tongues and Twelve poundes of butter
The 30th August, two muttons, one veale, two henns, and five

chickens ... . .

Twelve pounds of butter. Three dozen of Egges, and five Tongues
One Dozen of Piggeons, fower henns, and fowerteene Chickens
Tenn pounds of butter, one bottle of viniger
for fowle bought by John George
The 31st of August, one veale, one Lambe, two Piggs, and a

dozen of Piggions . . ...

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Nyneteene pounds of butter, Three dozen of Egges, Three

Muttons, and a bottle of viniger . . , .

The first of September, live pounds of butter, five chickens and

fower henns . . . ...

Two Muttons, three sides of Lambe, and three Dozen of Egges .

A Bottle of viniger, two Pigges, and fower pulletts

for Herringes, Oyle, Cabbidges and rootes

for two muttons, one cowple of Pulletts, and five pounde of butter

The second of September, One cowple of henns, a dozen of

chickins, and 4 pounds of butter . ...

Three Muttons, one veale, 24 egges, and a pounde of fresh butter
Tenn stone and nyne poundes of beefe, five Cowple of Chickens,

and one cowple of henns . . ...

five poundes of butter, 1 2 egges, and a gallon and a point of viniger
Two Muttons . . . ...

The Third of September, one veale, fower muttons, and seaven

poundes of Bacon . . ...

Halfe a veale, one cowple of Henns, and fower cowple of Chickens
One dozen of egges, two cowple of Piggions, and two poundes

of butter . . . . .. 00 03 10

Wine bought for the uses aforesaid.

The 22th of August, paid for one Rundlett of Sack and seaven
gallons att vi^ viii*^- the gallon, one Rundlett of Clarett and
two gallons and a quart att 5s. 4d. the gallon and a Rundlett
of white wine and to gallons & a quart att v^ iiii*^ the gallon .

The 23th of August, for a gallon of Sack and a gallon one pottle
and a point of Clarett . . ...

The 24th of August for five gallons of Sack and five gallons of
Clarett . . . ...

The 25th of August for tenn gallons and a pottle of Sack and
eleaven gallons & a pottle of Clarett wine

The 27th August for eight gallons of Sack and thirteene gallons
and a quart of Clarrett wine . ...

The 28th of August for nyne gallons and a pottle of Sack .

The 30th of August for tenn gallons of Sack and eleaven gallons
of Clarrett . . . ...

The first of September for three gallons and a quart of Sack and
eleaven gallons of Clarrett . ...

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The second of September for nyne gallons of Sack eleaven £

gallons of Clarrett and five gallons of white wine . . 07

The third of September for nyne gallons of Sack eleaven gallons

and a quart of Clarrett and for a dozen and a halfe of glasses 06



^-pices.

The 25th of August one Pound of pepper and halfe a pound of

Ginger and fower poundes of Mace
fower ounces of Nutmegges and two quires of paper & thirteene

pound & a half of sugar . . ...

One ounce of Cloves one ounce of mace and an ounce of pepper
One ounce of nutmeggs one ounce of Sinnimon one ounce of

sugar and a Charger of Sweet meates
The 29th of August thirteene pounds and a quarter of sugar

thirteene pounds of reasons & eight pounds of currants
fower pounds of sugar fower pounds of raisons and three pounds

of Barley . . , ...

fewer sugar Loaves waighinge 13 pounds & a halfe three pounds

of Currants fower ounces of pepper & fower ounces of cloves
Two ounces of mace fower ounces of nutmegges and fower

ounces of Sinnomon . . ...

for a gallon and a poynt of Olives a quart of Oyle and halfe a

pound of Anchoves . . . .

for one quire of Capp paper and two quires of writinge paper

Candles bought.

The 27th of August for live pounds of Candles
The 28th of August for Thirty pounds of Candles
The 31th of August for Twelve pounds of Candles
The first of September for Twelve pounds of Candles
The second of September for two Dozen pounds of Candles
Paid the Porters and Crickers for carringe beare from severall
places . . . . . .



The 23th of August for ffruite
The 24th of August for fruite
The 25th of August for fruite



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The 26th of August for fruite

The 27th of August for fruite

The 28th of August for fruite

The 29th of August for fruite

The 30th of August for fruite

The 31th of August for fruite

The first of September for fruite

For a dozen of Lemmons and a Dozen of

For five Cucumbers

For five Oringes and tenn Lemmons

The second of September for fruite

The Third of September for fruite



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Paid John George for 53 Pecks of ffyne fflower att ij^ vj'^ the peck 06 12 06

Paid John George for 16 peckes of Wheaten fflower att ij^ the peck 01 06 00

Paid John George for nyne peckes of ffine fflower att ij^ vj^ the peck 01 02 06

Paid John Stoneall for fower peckes of fyne flower att ij^vj*^ the peck 00 lO 00
Paid Edward Jecocks for three peckes of fyne flower att ij^ vj*^ the

peck . . . . .. 00 07 06

Paid John Clarke for five peckes of fyne flower att ij^ iiij** the peck 00 14 lO
Paid Roger Clarke for fower strike of wheaten meale att vij^ iiij*^

the strike . . . . .. 01 09 04

Paid Richard Durant for two bushels of meale . . . OO 14 06

Paid for Mainchant spent att the Denery . . . . 00 13 09



j-fiower sent into the -pastrey.

Two strike and halfe of flower, the one strike att los. and the
other strike and halfe at los. vj"^'

five Peckes more att ij^* iii*^* the pecke

One pecke and a halfe of flower att

Two Peckes of flower att

flower Peckes more of fyne flower att

Two Pecks more of flower att

They praye to be allowed that they were Compelled to paye to
the Scots Kinges Officers which they claymed as their fees
due to them . . . ...

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They praye to be allowed That they paid to severall persons that £ s. d.

were sent into the Country to buy provisions . . . oo 05 lO

They praye to be allowed that they paid Thomas Winsmore for

ale for the Kinge of Scotts Table . . .. 02 00 00

They praye to be allowed that they paid for a dozen of Damaske

napkins sent to the Denery and there lost . , . Oi 04 00

They praye to be allowed that they paid for fower Rundletts sent

to the Denary with wyne and there lost . . . oo 10 00

They praye to be allowed that they paid for Twiggen and glasse

wine bottles sent to the Denary and there lost . . 01 01 02

They praye to be allowed that they paid for Three Butter potts

lost or broken att the Denary . . . . 00 01 06

They praye to be allowed that they paid for three point potts sent

with Olives to the Denary and there lost . . . 00 06 04

They praye to be allowed that they paid for two Pewter Dishes

lost att the Denaey . . . .. 00 05 04

They praye to be allowed that they paid for two flasketts and a

Baskett sent to the Denary with fruite and there lost . . 00 02 08

They praye to be allowed that they paid two men that were hired

to Carry and re-carry provisions and other necessaries betweene

the Denary and other places in the Towne . . . 00 80 lO



Provinder,

Paid for three strikes of Oates

for two strikes of Beanes

for Twelve strikes of Oates

for Three strikes and a halfe of Oates

for Thirteene strikes of Oates

They praye to be allowed that was required of them by Henry
Bauldwin, Henry Richards, Roger Pitt and others, and by
their meanes with compulsion of the souldiers were forced
to paye Henry Baldwin . . . . .

To Roger Pytt . . . . . .

They praye to be allowed that they were enforced to paye for
Eight Hundred a quarter and 23 pounds of Barr Iron

For two pounds of the best Steele . . . .

For worke done by Earlsgate and his men

For Three hundred of Lead att 15s. the hundred .

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Paid to the Kinge of Scotts Trumpeter . . . . oi 05 oo

They praye to be allowed that they paid for a banquett of sweet
meates which Mr. Pytt deliv^


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