Berkshire, Reading, 1529–30
BRO: D/P 97/5/2

p 175 (29 September–29 September) (Common receipts)

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Receiued in gaderyng at hocktyde xxvj s. viij d.
Receiued of the kynges game at whytsontyde xxx s.

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p 178 (Expenses)

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Item for belles for the mores dauncers iij s. vj d.
Item for iije hattes for the Morece dauncers vj d.
Item for ffyve elles of Canves for a cote for made Maryon at iij d. ob. thell xvij d. ob.
Item for iije yerdes of bockerham for the morece dauncers xij d.

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  • Footnotes
    • hocktyde: 25–6 April 1530
    • whytsontyde: 5–7 June 1530
  • 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
    • mores n morris; morec; morece; moreys
    • made maryon n phr Maid Marian
    • bockerham n buckram, a linen or cotton fabric
  • 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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