Berkshire, Thatcham, 1568–9
BRO: D/P 130/5/1A

f 10 (26 April–17 April) (Receipts)

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In prymys Receyuyd att whytsuntyde kynge ale xv s. iij d.

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f 11 (Expenses)

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Item paid for iij dosyn belles xij d.
Item payd for towe yardes of cotun for the vices coyte xvij d.
Item payd for the makyng of the same coytt ij s. v<...>

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  • Footnotes
    • whytsuntyde: 6–8 June 1568
  • 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
    • coyte n coat; coytt; coytte
  • Endnote

    Folio 10 is torn at the right-hand edge.

  • 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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