p 49 (8 April–24 March) (Gatherings)
|Item receyved of the mens gatheringe||vij s.
|Item of the womens gatherynge||xxvij s. v d.|
|Item for the gatheringe at whytsontyde||xxxviij s. xj d.|
p 50 (Payments)
|paied for wheate & flower for whitsonday at soiper||iiij s. vj d.|
|paied for a barrell of bere||xxij d.|
|paied for a pound of peper||xx d.|
|paied for mace||ij d.|
|paied for mutton & veale||viij s. viij d.|
|paied for a quarter of lambe||vj d.|
|paied to mother Iohnson for ale||viij d.|
|paied for butter||iiij d.|
|paied for spyce more||iiij d.|
|paied hayle for his paynes||viij d.|
|payed to Chapman for his wayges more then was gatheryd by the men and maydens at wytsonntyd||v s.|
Record title: St Mary's Churchwardens' Accounts
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).'