These accounts are not dated in the account heading. However, the first receipt (for money handed over by the previous wardens) is dated 28 March 1525. This must be a mistake for 1526, since the preceding and following accounts are clearly dated to 1525–6 and 1527–8.
Record title: St Peter's
Shelfmark: Shaw Hellier MSS (in private hands)
Repository location: Stafford
The MS is in private hands and was temporarily deposited in Staffordshire Record Office for consultation by arrangement. It contains annual churchwardens' accounts, presented usually at Lady Day or Mid-Lent Sunday each year; in most cases the date of presentation specifies the calendar year. This is assumed to have been in Old Style and the year has been corrected accordingly (for example, 1520 has been given as 1520/1). There are several cases in which both the calendar and regnal year are specified; in these the year appears to be given in New Style and has not been corrected. The handwriting, presumably that of the parish clerk, changes several times in the course of the years covered by the document.
1520–1634; English; paper; iv + 418; 295mm x 208mm; contemporary and modern foliation begins with f 7 (on f 5, as 2 leaves apparently missing at beginning of book, 4 leaves also missing following f 29, 2 leaves missing following f 103), foliation has been followed where found; bound in contemporary dark brown calf; no title.