The heading reads, 'Lowe Sondaye beinge the vth day of Aprile in the yeare of our lord 1589.' Low Sunday in 1589 was 6 April in 1589 and has been so dated.
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.