Berkshire, Reading, 1559–60
BRO: D/P 98/5/1

p 52 (24 March 1559–12 April 1560) (Gatherings)


Item Received of mens gathering at hocktyde v s.
Item Received of wemens gathering at hocktyde xxiij s.
Item Received of the gathering at wytsonntyde xlij s. vij d.




Item payd for ij boshels of whete ij s. x d.
Item payd for iij quartarnes of pepper ij s. iij d.
Item payd for a nounce of cloves & mace vij d.
Item payd for safurne j d.
Item payd for a boshell of whet xviij d.
Item payd for ij pound of butter vj d.
Item paid for a barrell of bere ij s. iiij d.
Item paid for meate at Whitsontide xj s. iiij d.
Item paid to hayle for dressing of the supper xvj d.
Item paid for ale iij d. ob.
Item paid for salt ij d.
Item paid for a pound of rasons. (blank)
  • Footnotes
    • hocktyde: 3–4 April 1559
    • wytsonntyde: 14–16 May 1559
  • Glossed Terms
    • gatheryng vb n collection, here used to refer specifically to the act of collecting money for the parish; gaderyng gathering; gatheringe; gatherynge;
    • quartarne n quartern, a quarter of a pound [OEDO quartern n.2 3.b]; quartren
    • safurne n saffron; saferane
  • Endnote

    The 'barrell of bere' and subsequent entries are in a different hand from the previous entries. This is the last year there is any detail given for these events.

  • Document Description

    Record title: St Mary's Churchwardens' Accounts
    Repository: BRO
    Shelfmark: D/P 98/5/1
    Repository location: Reading

    The yearly accounts, in our period rendered on Good Friday, begin on p 33 with the accounts for 1555–6. The accounts to 1675 then follow on numbered pages. Subsequent accounts are also not paginated. The later parts of the book contain miscellaneous church records, including coloured plans for the church bound into the book at the year 1837. At the year 1885 there is a note on the improvement of the churchyard with a coloured plan.

    1547–1907; English; paper with parchment flyleaves; ii + 415 + ii; 385mm x 275mm; modern pagination (4 unnumbered leaves, 128 leaves paginated 1–255 followed by 217 unnumbered leaves taking the accounts to 1907, these are followed by 66 blank leaves); some display capitals, later entries ruled in red; bound in tooled brown leather fraying at the edges, title stamped on front cover: 'Parish of St Mary | Reading | Churchwardens' Register | 1547 to (blank).'

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