Strood Charges 1559

Strood Charges 1559 Essex Record Office. D/P 77/25/1 )

Transcriber: Trevor Hearn 17th May 2019
There is a translation to modern English further down the page

1. The chargs for the yere
2.  '   of o[ur] lord god 1559

3. It[e]m payd for a gate & also for hangyng of the same
4. gate in the hyghe waye agenste carters iiij s viij d
5. It[e]m for caryenge of the same gate to place whare it hangethe ij d
6. It[e]m to Rob[er]t nyckowle for settyng[e] the gat[e] post[e] upright[e] ij d
7. It[e]m for hook[es] & Eyes to hange the same gate [to] wall ix d
8. It[e]m to John stone for makyng of xvj score of pylls v d [th]e score vj s viij d
9. It[e]m to Rob[er]t platfut for caryeng of the same pylys at ij tyms xij d
10. It[e]m to John stone & John goodin & [th]e strowdkepers for dryvyng [th]e same pyls    ij s vi
11. It[e]m to John stone for makyng of v score & xvj pyls v d [th]e score ij s v d
12. It[e]m to Rob[er]t platfut for caryeng of the same pyls to the strowd i d
13. It[e]m to John goodin & the strowdkepers for dryvyng of them xvj d
14. It[e]m to John goodin for makyng of a watterwaye on [th]e Este syde of
15. the pyls & for beatyng in of the cartrakes at the furdest Eend
16. of the strowd agenst [th]e mell howsse
17. It[e]m for ij planck[es] & ij slabbs to sett on [th]e Este syde of the pyls
18. & for ij bord[es] to sett agenst [th]e footte of [th]e worke [tha]t John goodin made ij s
19. It[e]m to Rob[er]t platfutt for caryeng of xix lodes of greate
20. stone to the strowd x d the lode xv s [.]
21. It[e]m to Rychard tebbe & John prentis the young[er] for Eche of the
22. ij dayes worke to sett all the planck[es] on [th]e Este syde of the
23. pyls wythe sayd greate stone [.] j s iij
24. It[e]m to Rob[er]t platfutt for caryeng of lxxiiij loodes of small
25. gravell to the furdeste Ende of [th]e strowd agenst [th]e mell howsse
26. vij d the lode [......]
27. It[e]m to Robt platfutt for caryeng of xi loodes of small gravell
28. on this syde the strowd vj d the lode v s vj d
29. It[e]m to John prentis the yownger for spreadyng of all [th]e sayd gravell xij d
30. It[e]m to Rob[er]t nyckowle for makynge of xi loodes of woode vij d the lodevj s v d
31.     Sum[m]a       iiij li xix s vj d

Translated to modern English by Trevor Hearn 23rd July 2019

1 The charges for the year
2 of our Lord God 1559
3 Item: paid for a gate & also for hanging of the same
4 gate in the highway against Carters3s 8d
5 Item: for carrying of the same gate to [the] place where it hang2d
6 Item: to Robert Nicholl for setting the gate post upright2d
7 Item: for hooks & eyes to hang the same gate to [the] wall9d
8 Item: to John Stone for making of 16 score of piles [at] 5d per score6s 8d
9 Item: to Robert Platfoot for carrying of the same piles at 2 times12d
10 Item: to John Stone & John Goodin & the Strood Keepers for driving the same piles2s 6d
11 Item: to John Stone for making of 5 score and 16 piles [at] 5d the score2s 5d
12 Item: to Robert Platfoot for carrying of the same piles to the Strood1d
13 Item: to John Goodin & the Strood Keepers for driving of them [in the ground]16d
14 Item: to John Goodin for making of a waterway on the east side of
15 the piles and for beating in of the cart rakes at the furthest end
16 of the Strood against the Mill House[ ]
17 Item: for 2 planks & 2 slabs to set on the east side of the piles
18 & for 2 boards to set against the foot of the work[s] that John Goodin made2s
19 Item: to Robert Platfoot for carrying of 19 loads of great
20 stone to the Strood [at] 10d the load15s [ ]
21 Item: to Richard Tebbe and John Prentice the younger for each of the
22 2 days work to set all the planks on the east side of the
23 piles with [the] said great stone[.]s 3[.]
24 Item: to Robert Platfoot for carrying of 74 loads of small
25 gravel to the furthest end of the Strood against the Mill House
26 [at] 7d the load_[ ]
27 Item: to Robert Platfoot for carrying of 11 loads of small gravel
28 on this side [of] the Strood [at] 6d the load5s 6d
29 Item: to John Prentice the younger for spreading of all the said gravel12d
30 Item: to Robert Nicholl for making of 11 loads of wood [at] 7d the load6s 5d
31     Total£4 19s 6d

Notes
Line 15. Cartrakes are thought to be cart tracks
Lines 25. This is a very early reference to the Mill House which probably went with the tide mill which was at the north east end of the Strood.

Author: Trevor Hearn
1559
ID: MARG_004_011
Source: Mersea Museum