Berkshire, Abingdon, 1568–9

Chamberlains' Books

BRO: TEMP ACC 245/174

f 109 (29 September–29 September) (Allowances)

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Item paide more to master waynemans players at the comawndement of master mayor xij d.

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  • Endnote

    The Mr Wayneman of this entry may be Thomas Wenman (c 1548–77) of Twyford, Buckinghamshire, near Reading, twenty to twenty-five miles south-east of Abingdon. He was MP for Buckinghamshire in 1571 and well connected. His father, Sir Richard Wenman, married Isabella, elder daughter of Lord Williams of Thame. Sir Richard inherited Thame Park in Oxfordshire through his wife (History of Parliament, http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1558-1603/member /wenman-thomas-1548-77). Wenman took part in the entertainments for Queen Elizabeth at Caversham in 1601 (Nichols, Progresses and Public Processions, Goldring et al (eds), vol 4 (Oxford, 2014), p 165. There is no previous mention of Wayneman in this year's accounts. The first payment must have come from another source.

  • 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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