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THE SILVER WAITES' BADGES OF BEVERLEY
Page Date Number Entry
V197 1424 2 2 silver chains made (he alleges ref. 39)
H161 1433 2 ij scutos sive arma (silver) = new scutcheons
H162 1433 2 2 silver shields for the minstrels
H105 1436 2 2 silver shields
H120-1 May 13, 1438 3 j scutum; ij scuti; j puerum (Symonis)
H124 1440 3 iij scuti argentei
H135 1452 3 iij scutis argenti de novo factis pro spiculatoribus villae
H141-2 Nov. 14, 1464 3 iij colers cum iij scutis argenteis, ponderantibus quilibet eorum ut patet in libro
communi : quilibet coler habens xxxvij lynkes, ij stipas, ij pendauntis, ij bokilles,
j stapul et j swychon.
H142 1466? 3 j scutum histrionis (each)
H143 1466? 3 tria scuta argentea
V197 1674 2 Only 2 chains remaining
H180 1558 - liveries and badges
H182 1562 - badges ("signis")
X Oct. 24, 1577 3 Chains del. to R.H (6 oz) J.S. (6� oz) R.G. (6 oz) each with cognizance.
X Oct. 9, 1578 3 3 chains del. to waits
X Dec. 24, 1582 - chayne of silver (6 oz) & badge of silver (> one ounce and a quarter)
X Jan. 3, 1660-1 - Waits to have 18s each to buy coats which they must wear & put the town's badge on them as usual.
...corporation badge of silver del. to him
X Oct. 3, 1678 3 Silver chains and cognizances to J.R. & J.H.
X Oct. 4, 1683 3? One of the wait's chains to be repaired and another new one made
X Nov. 9, 1696 3 Chains and badges to be redelivered to them.
M8 Dec. 19, 1720 3 badges & chains
V189 1836   Sold (MCRAct)
V189 1883 2 2 restored to city by CF Hotham - joined to make double collar worn by Mayor.
V189 1910 3 3rd chain bought back by corporation (least worn - may be one made in 1683).
H = 1405-1578 Report of the manuscripts of the Corporation of beverley (1900) Historical Manuscripts Commission [Quarto Q 42 HIS]
M = 1707-1835 Beverley Corporation Minute Books (1958) KA MacMahon [Q[Period.]]
P = Poulson (Scaum) Beverlac (1829) [Minster Lib. Y-BEV : POU]
X = copied many years ago from a volume in the Morrell Library. Must find and record source.
V = The Victoria history of the county of York East Riding. vol. VI: Beverley. OUP, 1989.

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