Office of the Ordnance - Account book

Object Title

Office of the Ordnance - Account book

Office of the Ordnance - Account book


1547 |E 1553


RAR.0119; I.119



Scope and Content

Ordnance Office account book kept by Sir Francis Fleming, Lieutenant of the Ordnance, 1547-1553, Labelled: 'Ordin. Accounts 1547-1553', 'Money receyvid by Sr. ffranuces fflemyng knight and Anthony Anthony officers of theordenance wthin the Toure of London... from the xxix of Maerche Anno 1547 unto the last of June Anno 1553', 'Here After Insuryth the payments defreyd... to dyverse and sundre persons... By the handes of ffraunces fflemying and Anthony Anthony Begynyg the xij daye of maye Anno dni. 1547, Anno primo RREVIt', 'In this Book conteyning an hundreth and fyve leavys wrttyn be exressyd allowaunces and payments dysbursyd and payd for sundrye ordenances and other necessary emptions concernying theoffyce of thordenaunce wthin the Towr of London by us Sir ffraunces fflemying knyght, liewetenaunte of the same and Anthony Anthony Surveyour of the same ordenaunce whereof we pray allowance IN wittenes whereof to this present book we have subscrybed our names the firs of octobr Ao 1556', Signed: 'ffrancis fflemying' and 'Anthony Anthony'


1 Manuscript

Physical Characteristics / Technical Requirements

Large folio: 131 leaves, including 12 blanks, with two sections of ordinary folio, of 4 and 13 leaves respectively, bound in the 105 'leeves wryttyn' of colophon is correct if 4 leaves countersigned by the Auditors are omitted&&&Watermark: a ballister-shaped jug on a single foot, with an elaborate crowned lid&&&15th Century calf binding; bookplate of Craven Ord and monogram TMS pasted inside front cover