f 15 (1 April 1554–21 April 1555) (Receipts)
|Receyved clerely at Witsontyde aboue all charges||xlvj s. j d. ob.|
f 16 (Payments)
|To the mynstrell for playing with the morysplayers before my lady marques of Exeter||iiij d.|
The receipts for this year include, just above the entry for Whitsuntide receipts,
the following: 'gyftes: Receyved of my lady marques of
winchestre Exiter to
the vse of the Church – xx d.' The lady marquess of Exeter was Gertrude Courtenay
(c 1504–58), countess of Devon and marchioness of Exeter, widow of Henry
Courtenay (c 1498–1539), 19th earl of Devon and 1st marquess of Exeter, and
daughter of William Blount (c 1478–1534), 4th Baron Mountjoy. Gertrude
Courtenay, who was a great friend of Queen Mary, kept her primary residence at West
Record title: All Saints'
Repository: Surrey History Centre
Repository location: Woking
Crondall is a village in northeast Hampshire, close to the Surrey border. The monks of St Swithun's Priory, Winchester, held the manor of Crondall until the Dissolution, when it passed to the dean and chapter of Winchester Cathedral and was leased to George Paulet, younger brother of William Paulet, the first marquess of Winchester, and great uncle to Sir Richard Paulet of Herriard and Freefolk. The Wriothesleys, earls of Southampton, purchased the manors of Itchel and Ewshott from the Giffard family in 1579 and sold them again in 1624 ('Parishes: Crondall,' in VCH: Hampshire, vol 4, pp 5–14, British History Online, http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/hants/vol4/pp5-14, accessed 18 August 2015). The accounting year varies a good deal in the earlier years of these accounts, with the ending date occurring anywhere from early May to as late as August in 1546. From 1554 on, the accounts were usually rendered in April.
1543–1699; English; paper; iii + 87 + ii;
275mm x 192mm; modern pencil foliation (ff 23 and 27 given duplicate
numbers, both marked with superscript 'x'); brown leather over cardboard
binding, marbled end-papers, designs stamped into leather of front and
back covers, title in gold on spine: 'CHURCH- | WARDENS | ACCOUNTS |
1543 | TO | 1699.'