The heading for this account reads 'The true Reckening of Nicholas young Churchwarden of Childrey had, made and allowed in the presence of the whole parishioners vpon Low sunday the xth of Aprill in the yeare of our lord god 1575 of his receiptes & paymentes had, & made the yeare before the date hereof.'
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.