Berkshire, Reading, 1426–7

Cofferers' Accounts of the Gild Merchant

BRO: R/FA2/16

single mb (Expenses)

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...Et in palustratoribus existentibus cum Maiore apud Perkyns pro rewardo. vj s. viij d. Et in seruicia eisdem data ij d. Et in ffistulatoris pro rewardo apud Perkyns viij d....

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  • Record Translation

    single mb (Expenses)

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    ...And 6s 8d to the wrestlers who were present with the mayor at Perkins' (house) as a reward. And for 2d spent on beer for them. And 8d to the pipers as a reward at Perkins' (house)....

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  • Glossed Terms
    • palustrator, -is n m wrestler [Latham palestrator]
    • fistulator, -is n m piper, possibly a generic term for one who plays a wind instrument
  • Document Description

    Record title: Cofferers' Accounts of the Gild Merchant
    Repository: BRO
    Shelfmark: R/FA2/16
    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.

    1426–7; Latin; parchment roll; single membrane; 710mm x 240mm; written 1 side only; repaired.

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