Payments made to the men sent by the City to aid the King in his war with France (1338)


Paid to 40 men-at-arms for their arms and wages, 60 pounds.  Paid to the 60 archers, for their wages, bows and arrows, and other necessaries, 30 pounds.  Paid to the men-at-arms and archers aforesaid, as a courtesy, by order of the Mayor and Aldermen, 10 pounds.  Paid to William Hauteyn, the centenar, and to William Maleseurs, for their trouble in selecting the said 100 men, by precept of the Mayor and Aldermen, 40 shillings.  For the purchase of 346 ½ ells of red and green cloth, for gowns, 22 pounds, 19 shillings, 9 pence.  For buying 70 ells of blanket for their hoods, 4 pounds, 7 shillings, 6 pence.  For making such gowns and hoods, 4 pounds, 7 shillings, 6 pence.  For making such gowns and hoods, 100 shillings.  Paid to Nicholas de Abyndone, serjeant, for escorting the said men to our Lord the King at Ipswich, 4 marks.  For buying a standard, flag and trumpet, and for carriage of arms, 11 shillings.  Total, 137 pounds, 11 shillings, 7 pence.

 

For more sources on the Wars of Edward III, see:

http://orb.rhodes.edu/encyclop/late/england/rogers01.htmlSource Documents relating to the Wars of Edward III – edited by Clifford Rogers


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