Berkshire, Wantage, 1620–1
Bodl.: MS. Top. Berks c.44

f 83 (Receipts)

...

Item made cleare of the whitson sportes xj li. xiiij s. x d.

...

  • Footnotes
    • whitson: 4–6 June 1620
  • Glossed Terms
    • clere adj and adv clear, without encumbrance, liability, debt, etc; net profit [OEDO clear adj, adv, and n 16.a]; cleare; clearlie; clearly; cler; clerly; clerlye
  • Endnote

    There is no day date given for the rendering but it is dated 1621 for 1620–1. The parish was not in debt but the 'carry forward' from 1619–20 (rendered in October 1620) was only 25s 1d (f 82v).

  • Document Description

    Record title: St Peter and St Paul's Churchwardens' Accounts
    Repository: Bodl.
    Shelfmark: MS. Top. Berks c.44
    Repository location: Oxford

    The rendering dates of the accounts are not tied to feast days. Before 1600 they were rendered mostly in April but in the seventeenth century they were sometimes rendered later in the year. Four churchwardens were elected each year – two from Wantage and one each from the village of Grove and the combined communities of Charlton and (West) Lockinge. The date when the new wardens were elected and the date when they received the accounts for the preceding year from the old wardens is often not the same, so it is not always possible to provide exact accounting years. The dates of the election of the chuchwardens have been noted in endnotes when they are known.

    1565–1656; English; paper; i + 154 + i; 296mm x195mm; modern foliation (including ff 32a and 32b, 36a and 36b); bound in boards with modern maroon vinyl covering, gold-stamped title on spine: 'Wantage Churchwardens Accounts | MS | Top. Berks. | C.44.'

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