Actually this is Sunday but I ran out of time yesterday!


This is from an itinerary of Henry I gathered together from calenders of documents, pipe rolls etc and published in 1919 by William Farrer.

In 1130 King Henry I visited Woodstock and the sheriff of Oxford, possibly Robert D’Oilli added entered these into his accounts:
Allowance against his farm in the county of 20 shillings for the loss of the earnings from a certain mill which the king’s bakers kept fully employed for the space of 80 days – presumably grinding bread flour for the court loaves!
The 4 sheriffs of London claimed allowance at Michaelmas 1130 for £8 18s 5d expended in herrings, ointment, oil, nuts, and the carriage thereof to Woodstock; for £45 6s 2d in the purchase and carriage of wine; for £23.19s 9d. in the purchase of pepper, cummin, ginger, towels, basins and wine vessels for the king’s use.
Anselm Sheriff of Rouen in his account for the farm of Bosham claimed allowance against his farm in the carriage of 476 dried fish to Condover and Woodstock.
The sheriff of Oxford also claimed allowance for 47s. 5 1/2 pence expended in the carriage of wine, corn, the king’s and queen’s robe from Woodstock to Clarendon; and for the allowance of Roger de Causton and for conducting him to Woodstock Park, and from Oxford to Winchester; and for 61s 7d in mowing the king’s meadow and for carriage of the hay to Stonesfied and Woodstock.
luttrell cart

Transporting hay: The Luttrell psalter 14th century.

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