b'Gardener of Wylton - 1329Latin translation by Peter WoodI n October of 2008, Andrew Sefton sent usinstruct you to deduct from the total claimed by us the a passage he had spotted in the Register ofvalue of the said half mark and to pay it as a refund to Archbishop Melton of York. But because it was inyourself and we want it to be allocated to you in your Latin we had to put it to one side. account. Farewell.With the need for Latin translations piling up,Although this is a matter of straightening out the we put a request for expert assistance on the Localaccounts, it does have two references that advance History website although we had no real hope ofour understanding of the Archbishops manor at getting any response. Amazingly, as of 2011, we haveWylton. It tells us that there was a gardener and that had two individuals offer their services free of chargefruit was produced. We assume from this that the and we are now preparing a Special Publication ofgardener was retained to tend what grew on the all the old documents that we have been able to getPalace site.transcribed and translated so far. Interestingly we can relate this to another old To acknowledge the help we have been given wedocument. In 1388 when the manor of Wylton was in are able to publish here a translation of the passagea very ruinous state a comparable account stated found by Andrew Sefton in 2008. It was producedthat The herbage and fruits of the garden are worth by Peter Wood of York, our latest Latin expert to5/- yearly.offer his services. This is just one of a number of hisThere is a suggestion here of the nature of the translations the others of which will appear later in ourdecline of the manor of Wylton and specifically the Special Publication. state of the Palace site when considering the value of The item from Meltons Register reads as follows: garden produce as 44 shillings in 1329 and no more To William le Storur, servant of our manor of Wylton than 5 shillings 60 years later.Re: John Hurland, our gardener at Wylton, and theTo put the 1329 figure in context, the National 44 shillings which was owed to us for fruit from theArchives currency converter gives the spending value same manor which he purchased. We sent the sameof 44 shillings in todays money as 984.90!man half a mark, donated as a special favour. We Metal Detecting Find - 1 Metal Detecting Find - 2From the collection of the late OwenFrom the collection of the late Owen Robinson RobinsonO wen Robinson was an enthusiastic metalT his jeton, which was found down Mucky Lane detectorist (see also pages 19 & 30) and when hein Bishop Wilton, by Owen Robinson (see also died the village inherited some of his finds.pages 4 & 30), is pictured above along with an artists What would you think was the most commonimpression of both of its sides. It was identifed as a metal artefact that appears from the fields surroundingNuremberg Jeton (or reckoning counter), 24 mm in the village? Id wager that it is the belt buckle inall itsdiameter, made of brass, dating from the late 16th to shapes and sizes. With both men and women workingearly 17th century. Although in poor condition it wasstrenuously outside it isnt strange that belts wouldattributed to Hans Shultes who died in 1584.twang and the broken pieces would be left where theyIt is provided for comparison with the earlier fell.jeton which was found more recently in the beck as described on page 23.A belt buckle from Owens collection found down Mucky Lane, South of the village.406 BULLETIN 20'