p 8 (3 March 1570–22 April 1571) (Receipts)
|Item made and receavede of and for the church ale at witsontyde laste past before the date hereof||iij li. xv s. v d.|
p 9 (Payments)
|Item paide for the trunk and the bowles made against witsontyde||xvj d.|
The date given for the rendering of the previous account is 2 March, but this is probably an error for 2 April (which was Low Sunday, the usual accounting date), so a more accurate date for this record may be 3 April 1570–22 April 1571.
Record title: St Mary's
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.