Berkshire, Thatcham, 1569–70
BRO: D/P 130/5/1A

f 13 (18 April–2 April) (Receipts)

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In prymys Receauyd fore the churche att whyttsuntyde kynge ale iij li. vj s. viij d. o<.>

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f 13v (Expenses)

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Item payd for a baysse to mende the kyng halle ij d.

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Item payd for bussheyng of the yonge elme in ye king halle j d.

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Item payd att whytsuntyde kynge ale for belles & poyntes ij s. vij d.

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  • Footnotes
    • whyttsuntyde: 29–31 May 1569
  • Glossed Terms
    • kinge n in phr kinge ale, kynge ale king ale, an inversion of order event in which a king — typically a local young man or farmer — was appointed to preside over the festival from a bower built for the occasion; kyng game, kynges game, king play, kynges play, kyng play synonymous with king ale; in phr king halle, kyng halle king hall, likely the bower built for the king of the king ale
    • baysse n base, here likely flooring
    • bushshinge vb n bushing, the act of constructing a bower; bussheyng
    • poynte n point, tagged ribbon or cord used to attach hose to a doublet, lace a garment, fasten a shoe, etc [OEDO point n.1 II.23.a]
  • Document Description

    Record title: St Mary's Churchwardens' Accounts
    Repository: BRO
    Shelfmark: D/P 130/5/1A
    Repository location: Reading

    This book also contains the accounts of the almshouse. The accounts were rendered on Low Sunday.

    1561–1633; English; paper; iii + 170 + ii; 302mm x 190mm; modern foliation; gatherings irregular, badly damaged by damp; bound in cardboard covered with parchment and paper stained to look like parchment, 2 dark brown leather patches on spine, title on paper sticker on front cover: 'No 1 Per In | ventory of | Sundries | Churchwardens | account Book | from 1561 to 1633.'

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