p 128 (29 September–29 September) (Receipts)
|Item for hokmoney gatheryd by men & women||xxv s. ob.|
p 131 (Expenses)
|Item paid Thomas Taberer for the kyng play at witsontide||x s.|
|Item paid for his mete & drynk At Thomas Barbours||ij s. iiij d.|
|Item paid for lyuereis for this yere & the last yere||viij d.|
There are two Thomas Barbours in the Reading records. One was a servant of the mayor and the other, younger man, was a wealthy landowner and served at least once as cofferer in 1460–1 (Slade, Reading Gild Accounts, pt 2, pp 50–1, 213). This Thomas Barbour is probably the latter. He died in this year and the parish paid for both his death knell (BRO: D/P 97/5/2, p 129; Dils, St Laurence Churchwardens' Accounts, pt 1, p 110) and his grave (BRO: D/P 97/5/2, p 130; Dils, St Laurence Churchwardens' Accounts, pt 1, p 111).
Record title: St Laurence's
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.'