This article came from the Chronicle
Volume 2(2) published April 1982. Page ..
1. QUERY – CIRRIBUS
2. ALEHOUSES SUPPRESSED IN 1618
3. A 1613 PATERNITY ORDER
4. 1631 – ILLEGAL YEOVIL GROCER
1. QUERY – CIRRIBUS (pg18)
In Yeovil Churchwardens’ Accounts for 1457-8, under ‘Expenses’ there is the following entry: ‘In cirribus empt pro vestrario era festum pentecostum, jd’, that is ‘For cirribus bought for the vestry towards the feast of Pentecost’. Can anyone explain, or suggest the meaning of, the word cirribus, which was evidently a special purchase for the Whitsuntide celebrations. – Leslie Brooke
2. ALEHOUSES SUPPRESSED IN 1618 (pg21)
On a petition by the inhabitants of the town of Evell that the number of Alehouses doth far exceed that for which they have occasion: Ordered that there shall be only nine allowed within the burrough and two without, and those to be kept by such persons as by Sir Robert Phelipps and Sir Edward Hext, Knts., justices for that limit, shall be thought fit; who have likewise order from this Sessions to suppress the others. – From Court of quarter Sessions records, held at Taunton, 7 – 9 July 1618.
3. A 1613 PATERNITY ORDER (pg21)
Order made 7 April 1619 at Ilchester Sessions by Sir Robert Phelipps, knt., and John Merrifeild, esq. – John Ansell als. Channler? of Stockwood in Dorset, yeoman, the reputed father shall pay eight pence every Sunday after Evening prayer to the Churchwardens of Yevill, until the child be twelve years of age; and also be bound in twenty pounds with two sufficient secutities. – Judith Abbet of Yevill, the mother of the child, shall keep it or pay in default sixpence weekly.
4. 1631 – ILLEGAL YEOVIL GROCER (pg25)
Jeffery Brooman of London, yeom., maketh oath, etc., against Isaac Thorneton of Yevell in the said Countie, gent., for useinge the trade of a grocer, not beinge an Apprentice, Contrary to the forme of the Statute made xij0 Die Januarij Anno Regni Dne Elizabethee Quinto, etc. – Quarter Sessions Records, Bridgwater, 20-23 September 1631.