Berkshire, Abingdon, 1572–3

Chamberlains' Books

BRO: TEMP ACC 245/174

f 136 (29 September–29 September) (Allowances)


Item payd at the comawndiment of master mayor vnto master Cowmmptons players iiij s.


f 139


Item payde more to the Erle of wyssyters players iiij s. viij d.
Item payd at the comawndiment of master mayor vnto the Erle of laysyters player ⸤bearewardes v s.
  • Endnote

    The Mr 'Cowmmpton' referred to on f 136 is probably Henry, Lord Compton of Wyniates near Banbury, thirty miles north-west of Abingdon, who was called to the Lords as Lord Compton on 8 May 1572. Henry Compton (1544–89) was MP for Old Sarum in 1563 and knighted in 1567. His second wife was the widow of William Stanley, Lord Monteagle (History of Parliament, /compton-henry-i-1544-89).

  • 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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