John Paston to John Norwode, 1453

John Gloys
15/16th Century
Location of Original:
British Library

To John Norwode.

I lete you wete that Hache hath do no werk of myn wherfore he aught to have receyvid any mony, savyng only for the makyng of the litill hous above the halle wyndownes, for the remenaunte was that fell down in his diffaute. And as for the makyng of that litill hous, he toke that in a comenaunte, with makyng of too chymnyes of Sir Thomas Howys for xl_s._, which comenaunte may not hold, be cause that I must have thre chymnyes and in a nother place.

Item, the seid litill hows drawyth not v. thowsand tyle, which after xvj_d._ the thowsand shuld drawe vj_s._ viij_d._ Notwithstandyng, if Sir Thomas thynk that he shuld be alowyd mo, he shall be. And ye must remembre how that he hath receyvid vj_s._ viij_d._ of you, and of Robert Tolle before Halwemesse, as apperith in his accompt, viij_s._ And he hath receyvid of Tolle sith Halwemesse v_s._ iiij_d._ And than be this rekenyng he shuld be xiij_s._ iiij_d._ a fore hand, which I wold ye shuld gader up in this newe werk aswele as ye myght, for I am be hold to do hym but litill favour.

Item, be war ther leve no firsis in the deke that ye reparre, and that the wode be mad of fagot and leyd up forthwoth as it is fellid for taking away. I wold ye wer her on Satirday at evyn thow ye yed ageyn on Moneday.


Rec’ W. Hach. Rec’ de Joh’e Paston, anno xxxº, vj_s._ viij_d._ Item, de Roberto Telte, xiij_s._ iiij_d._ De Thoma Howis, xx_d._ Item, de Joh’e Norwod, anno xxxj. pro camino l_s._ Summa, lxxj_s._ viij_d._ Will’ Hach fecit quandam kaminam v. mark, et pro le closet x_s._ Summa, lxxvj_s._ viij_d._

Sic debentur dicto Hach, per Joh’em Paston, v_s._; et dedit ei xv_s._ in recompensationem cujusdam billæ ibe (?) et omne jus ipsum et Mo (?) Unde tradidi ei xiiij_s._ iiij_d._ per plegios Thomæ Howis qui manusepit (_sic_) quod dictus Will’ perimplot [_perimpleret?_] barganium suum et in fine operis haberet de me vj_s._ viij_d._ residuum.

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