Berkshire, Reading, 1419–20

Cofferers' Accounts of the Gild Merchant

BRO: R/FA2/8

single mb d (Expenses)

...Et in pane seruicia & argento datis lusoribus <...> iij s. iiij d....

Et in uesturis <...>...

  • Footnotes
  • Record Translation

    single mb d (Expenses)

    ...And (they account) for 3s 4d (spent) on bread, beer, and silver given to the players from Yately....

    And 5s for the minstrels' clothing....

  • Endnote

    The damage to this roll means that all the marginal headings have been lost. Yately is a village to the south-east of Reading just over the Hampshire border.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Cofferers' Accounts of the Gild Merchant
    Repository: BRO
    Shelfmark: R/FA2/8
    Repository location: Reading

    The early surviving rolls in the 'Cofferers' Accounts' from 1413–14 to 1428–9 are badly faded, damaged, and in some cases fragmentary (see Slade, Reading Gild Accounts, pt 1, pp xi–xii). When they were read by Macray for the Historical Manuscripts Commission in 1888 ('Corporation of Reading,' pp 161–227), more of the writing on the rolls was legible than it is now. For this edition, all were read under ultraviolet light and Macray's readings are supplied where the MS is not now legible.

    1419–20; Latin; parchment roll; 630mm x 240mm; written 1 side only; repaired.

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