Berkshire, Reading, 1542–3
BRO: D/P 97/5/2

p 228 (29 September–29 September) (Particular receipts)

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Received at hoktide gatherid by the men & women xxxviij s. j d.
Received of the kyng play at witsontide liij s. ij d.

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  • Footnotes
    • hoktide: 2–3 April 1543
    • witsontide: 13–15 May 1543
  • 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
  • Endnote

    This account is fragmentary at the end and the 1543–4 account is fragmentary at the beginning.

  • Document Description

    Record title: St Laurence's Churchwardens' Accounts
    Repository: BRO
    Shelfmark: D/P 97/5/2
    Repository location: Reading

    The churchwardens rendered their accounts on the feast of the Annunciation (25 March) until 1516 when they adopted the Michaelmas–Michaelmas pattern rendering their accounts on 29 September.

    1498–1626; English; paper; 250 leaves; 330mm x 225mm; modern pagination; some display capitals; pp 1–2, 490–3 are separated but have been repaired and put separately in a brown paper wrapper; bound in boards covered in parchment, title on front cover: 'The Book of the | Church-Wardens Accounts | of the Parish | of | St Laurence.'

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