1414: John Neuton and the Re-Foundation of York Minster Library

Fabric Roll, 1418

Sylvia Thomas (Yorkshire Archaeological Society)

The 1418 roll records Thomas Haxey, canon of York from 1405 until his death in 1425 and one of Neuton’s executors, giving money for roofing the library. It also records the abbot of Selby giving trees from the wood of Hambleton for the library. They were sawn and carried to the River Ouse, on which they were shipped to York before being taken by sledge to the archbishop's palace, to the north of the Minster.

York Minster, Archives of the Chapter of York, E3 (8), m. 4, ll. 31-34.
Et in sarracione iiij arborum datarum nouo librario per Abbatem de Selby - vj s. viij d.
Et in cariagio earundem arborum a bosco de Hamelton vsque Vsam apud Selby per Johannem Underwod - x s.
Et in cariagio earundem per nauem vsque Ebor' per Willelmum Lemyng - x s.
Et in sleddyng earundem ab Vsa vsque in ortum Palacij - ij s.
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How to cite

Sylvia Thomas, 'Fabric Roll, 1418', in Hanna Vorholt and Peter Young (eds), 1414: John Neuton and the Re-Foundation of York Minster Library, June 2014, https://hoaportal.york.ac.uk/hoaportal/yml1414transcription.jsp?id=30&figure=2, accessed 07 August 2020