Berkshire, Wantage, 1569–70
Bodl.: MS. Top. Berks c.44

f 7 (Rendered 25 April) (Receipts)

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Item made at þe Revell all thynges deducted & made clere to the churche vj li. xiiij s. ob.

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  • 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

    The accounts for 1569–70 and 1570–1 are written on a single bifolium and misbound into the book in a position twenty years later as if the binder mistook the rendering date 1571 for 1591. The churchwardens were elected 10 April 1570.

  • 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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