Berkshire, Abingdon, 1574–5

Chamberlains' Books

BRO: TEMP ACC 245/174

f 150 (29 September–29 September) (Allowances)

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Item paid to my lord of laysters beareward at the commandiment of master mayor vj s. viij d.
Item payd more at the commandiment of master mayor to my lord Monioys plaiers iij s. iiij d.

f 150v

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Item payd at the commaundyment of master mayor to the knight marshalls men vj s. viij d.
Item payd to the Trompeter at master mayors Commaundment x s.

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  • Endnote

    In 1573–4 Abingdon also paid the 'marshall men.' The knight marshal of the queen's household was Robert Hopton. He had shared this post with his half-brother Sir Ralph Hopton since 1560 and became sole knight marshal on Ralph's death in 1571. He gave up the position in 1577 and died in 1590 (History of Parliament, http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1558-1603/member /hopton-robert-1590).

  • Document Description

    Record title: Chamberlains' Books
    Repository: BRO
    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.'

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