Lord Norris of Rycote was married to Margery, younger daughter of Lord Williams of Thame. She was an intimate of Queen Elizabeth, who called her 'my crow.' The couple entertained the queen at Rycote in 1592 after her visit to Oxford. Norris had served as a JP for Berkshire since 1559, sheriff of Oxfordshire and Berkshire 1562–3, and high steward of Abingdon from c 1588.
Record title: Chamberlains' Books
Shelfmark: TEMP ACC 245/175
Repository location: Reading
At the time of publication, this document was held at the Berkshire Record Office, where it was on temporary deposit from the Abingdon County Hall Museum.
1581–8; English; paper; ii + 91 + ii; 204mm x 16mm; modern foliation top right-hand corner with various other modern foliations at bottom of each folio; various booklets bound together; bound in brown cloth with leather corners and spine, title stamped on spine: 'Borough | of | Abingdon | Chamberlains Accounts | Michs 1582 | to | Michs 1588.'