Berkshire, Reading, 1510–11
BRO: D/P 97/5/2

p 83 (25 March–25 March) (Receipts)

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Item Receyvyd on hocke monday gaderyd by the wyves cler xxij s. iiij d.
Item Receyvyd on hocke tewisday gaderyd by the men x s. viij d.
Item Receyvyd on Seynt Phylypp & Iacobes day for ijo stondynges at þe chirch porch vij d.

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p 84

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Item Receyvyd of the gatheryng of Robyn hoode & all Costes alowyd viij li. ij s. v d.

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p 85 (Expenses)

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Item payd for Caryage of bourdes from the chirche on ester monday j d.

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Item payd to a taberer on may day iij d.

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  • Footnotes
    • hocke monday: 8 April 1510
    • hocke tewisday: 9 April 1510
    • ester monday: 1 April 1510
  • Glossed Terms
    • clere adj and adv clear, without encumbrance, liability, debt, etc; net profit [OEDO clear adj, adv, and n 16.a]; cleare; clearlie; clearly; cler; clerly; clerlye
    • stondyng n standing, a stage
    • gatheryng vb n collection, here used to refer specifically to the act of collecting money for the parish; gaderyng gathering; gatheringe; gatherynge;
  • Endnote

    It is unclear what the 'standings' at the church porch on Philip and James' Day (May Day – one of the abbot's fair days) are.

  • 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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