Berkshire, Abingdon, 1559–60

Chamberlains' Books

BRO: TEMP ACC 245/174


f 29 (2 October 1559–7 October 1560) (Expenses)


Item payd at Master Mayors Commandementt to sertyn playars xij d....


  • Endnote

    Riley mistakenly dates this entry 1563 ('Corporation of Abingdon,' p 150).

    The date range of the accounting year is that given in the MS (f 27); it is inconsistent with the dates for 1558–59 (20 October 1558–23 October 1559).

  • 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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