Hampshire, Bramley, 1598–9
HRO: 63M70/PW1

p 130 (10 April–1 April)


There Whitsontyde feaste & gaynes & expenses is as followeth

Their Layinges out as it playnely appeareth to all present <..> by their billes rightly caste came to xj li. ij s. ix d.

Their receiptes also, their billes then accompted & the accompte there well allowed was with trinitie sundaye & all xvij l. ij s. ix d.

The expenses subducted out of the receiptes there remayneth vj li. whereof iiij s. was bestowed to the Church vse vpon a dosen of cupes & ij dozen of platters which are reserved with the reste of the Church goodes.


  • Marginalia
  • Footnotes
    • Whitsontyde: 4–6 June 1598
    • trinitie sundaye: 11 June
  • Endnote

    The reference to Trinity Sunday probably has to do with the collection taken on that day, which was the last of several collections taken, beginning on Whit Sunday and continuing through the following week.

  • Document Description

    Record title: St James' Churchwardens' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: 63M70/PW1
    Repository location: Winchester

    Bramley is a village situated about five miles north of Basingstoke, close to the Berkshire border. The accounting year used by Bramley's churchwardens was from Palm Sunday to Palm Sunday. Pagination of the accounts was done in 1873 by the Rev. C. Eddy, vicar of Bramley, who attached some loose papers and explanatory notes at appropriate points in the book.

    1523–1769; English and Latin; paper; 303 leaves; 327mm x 220mm; 19th-c. ink pagination; good condition, except pages frayed at edges, a few torn; original cover of parchment, badly damaged, made of several pieces stitched together, including fragments of a 15th-c. word book in Latin and English and a 15th-c. account roll, no title, kept in a case of cream-coloured vellum-covered boards made to enclose the book in 1909 by the archdeacon of Winchester, title stamped in gold on red- leather rectangle on front of case: 'BRAMLEY / CHURCHWARDEN'S ACCOUNTS / 1523–1769.'

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