16 Dinner att ye Hart in Smithfeeld with ye builders off ye fortune 0 3 0


(26 April)
26 water to London to dine with ye fortune workmen – 12 d. 0 1 6


(29 April)
29
I went to westminster to mete ye workmen off ye fortune spent
0 01 0

(1 May)
1 I mett ye workmen att Richard gunnells water 0 00 6

(3 May)
3
I Received 23 li. off Iacob of ye Execution and spent att diner with hym & ye fortune builders
0 07 0

(6 May)
6 I dind with ye fortune workmen off att angells & spent 0 01 6


(13 May)
13 paid ye first payment for ye fortune building 25 li. spent 0 1 6

(12 June)
12 <> ent to ye Lord off Arundle showed ye fortune plott diner 15 d. with 5 d. 0 1 8

(17 June)
17 I dind att ye fortune att Smiths Howse spent 0 1 3

(19 July)
19 I seald ye Leases off ye fortune dind with ye Iustices att angells 0 3 4

(15 August)
15 I went to ye fortune to meet with mr thicknis & others I was served with a writt att doringtons shut ye Clarcks off ye Counters fee is 5 s. 4 d. & ye sargiants 6 s. wine 3½ d. so 0 11 7½

(18 August)
18 mr doughton: mr gwalter: mr gunell: mr garman & wigpitt with Cartwright mr (blank)

(6 September)
6 I went to Doctor barker att ye Charter Howse from thenc to ye fortune I dind with mr axel & gaue His wife for ned Laighton 20 s. I gaue His man 6 d. His mayd 6 d. so 1 1 0
I seald att vnderwoods ye fortune Leases & so came Home

Footnotes

  • ♂: the astronomical symbol for Tuesday
  • ♀: the astronomical symbol for Friday
  • ☾: the astronomical symbol for Monday
  • ☾: the astronomical symbol for Monday
  • ♀: the astronomical symbol for Friday
  • ☾: the astronomical symbol for Monday
  • ☾: the astronomical symbol for Monday
  • ☿: the astronomical symbol for Wednesday
  • <>: letters lost due to tear in ms
  • ☾: the astronomical symbol for Monday
  • ♀: the astronomical symbol for Friday
  • ♃: the astronomical symbol for Thursday
  • ☉: the astronomical symbol for Sunday
  • mr: entry incomplete
  • ♀: the astronomical symbol for Friday

Note

Alleyn was here arranging for the rebuilding of the Fortune after the fire that destroyed it the previous November; further entries follow. For the deeds relating to the rebuilding, see DCA: Muniments, Series 1, Groups 58–64. Mr Smith was one of the Fortune tenants (William Young, The History of Dulwich College, part 1 (London, 1889), 99). Mr Thicknis is unknown, but may have been a tenant in Golding Lane or White Cross Street. Sir John Dorrington had been Master of the Games, and Philip Henslowe and Edward Alleyn had exhibited bear-baiting at Paris Garden under his licence. He died in 1604, and his successor, Sir William Steward, then sold the office to Henslowe and Alleyn (DCA: MS II, Articles 3–6). Thomas Dowton or Doughton, had been a player with the Admiral's and Prince Henry's men, and was now with Palantine's men; William Gawlter, Richard Gunnell, Anthony Jarman, Thomas Wigpitt, and William Cartwright were lessees of the Fortune (William Young, The History of Dulwich College, part 2 (London, 1889), 247). Mr Axel was probably Robert Axel, a member of the Queen's company by 1631–3. Edward Laighton was one of Alleyn's servants. The leases sealed at Underwoods on 6 September 1622 were presumably those dated 20 May 1622, having been prepared earlier, and relate to the twelve shares leased to a number of persons, several of them members of the company (DCA: Muniments, Series 1, Groups 58–64 and DCA: MS C, Articles 7–13 and 15–16.)