Berkshire, Thatcham, 1561–2
BRO: D/P 130/5/1A

f 1v (14 April–5 April) (Receipts)

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Item Receauyd at the kynge ale at whitsuntyde lj s.

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  • Footnotes
    • whitsuntyde: 25–7 May 1561
  • 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
  • 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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