p 39 (25 March–25 March) (Receipts)
|Item recevyd of the gathering on
||vij s. iij d.|
|Item recevyd of hok tewsday of the gathering of churchemen||vij s. ij d.|
|Item recevyd in Malte & in money Ayenst whytsontyd ffor þe kynges play||iij s. vj d.|
|Item recevyd ffor the Tre in the marketplace||ij d.|
p 74 (Expenses)
|Item payed ffor the Caryage off the Burdys ffor the pageant on Estyr monday||j d.|
|Item payed ffor CC lyveres & C pynnys ayenst may daye||xj d.|
|Item payed to a Tabyrat at whytsontyde||iiij s. viij d.|
The market place was on the west or town side of St Laurence and south of the church.
Seventeen folios (34 pages) of inventories of church goods intervene between one part of this account and the next (pp 41–73). The inventories are full and detailed and were taken in the years 1517 and 1523–4. Some misbinding has confused the lists. The inventories emphasize the wealth of the parish during the early years of the sixteenth century. They include listings of such things as relics (a piece of the True Cross and a bone of St Laurence) and liturgical silver and plate as well as vestments, altar cloths, service books (many with the incipits noted), and pricksong books.
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.'