John Hasill was
possibly the son of William Hasell the
elder, a prominent member of the parish.
William had been churchwarden in 1581–2 (p 26). On p 38 in
the left margin against the heading for 1588–9
that names William Rudd as
churchwarden for that year, William Hasell the
elder's name appears along with Rudd's. Rudd also
served as churchwarden for the year 1589–90. The
entry that appears immediately before this entry
about John Hasill reads, 'Item in
my my handes alredie from
william Hasell the elder my fellow in office of
the overplus in his yeare iij li.'
Record title: St Mary's Churchwardens' Accounts
Shelfmark: D/P 35/5/1
Repository location: Reading
The normal accounting year was from Low Sunday (the first Sunday after Easter) to Low Sunday. The book served the parish for many years not only as an account book but also as a place to record important financial transactions.
1568–1688; English; paper; iv + 203 + ii; 305mm x 200mm; modern ink pagination to p 195 (blank pages unnumbered); bound in cardboard covered with thin tooled brown soft leather tattered at edges.