Boas indicates that Mayor Mayott died in office and Lionel Bostock finished his term ('Visits of Professional Players,' p 535). A Richard Mayott, probably this man's father, was first mayor of Abingdon after the dissolution of the abbey; his name appears on the charter of Christ's Hospital (Preston, Christ's Hospital, Abingdon, p 30). Lionel Bostock (1533–1600) was a woollen draper who later had considerable land holdings. 'From 1575 until his death he was a governor of Christ's Hospital and master on two occasions' (Preston, Christ's Hospital, Abingdon, p 56). He was mayor four times. He is buried in the St Katherine's aisle of St Helen's Church. His portrait hangs in the council chamber of Christ's Hospital. That of his son William hangs in the hall (Preston, Christ's Hospital, Abingdon, pp 37–8, 56).
Record title: Chamberlains' Books
Shelfmark: TEMP ACC 245/174
Repository location: Reading
At the time of publication, this document was held at the Berkshire Record Office, where it was on temporary deposit from the Abingdon County Hall Museum.
1557–81; English; paper; ii + 181 + ii; folios with accounts for the year 1557–8: 415mm x 150mm, rest slightly irregular in size averaging 300mm x 200mm; modern foliation top right-hand corner with various other modern numbering at the bottom of each folio; each year a separate booklet pasted to a stub 15mm wide to make up the present book; rebound in 1912 in brown cloth with leather corners and spine, red leather patches on front and spine with title stamped in gold, title on front cover: 'Borough of Abingdon | Chamberlains Accounts | 1557–1581,' title on spine: 'Chamberlains | Accounts | 1557–1581.'