Berkshire, Windsor, 1569–73
BRO: D/XP 149/1/1

f 26v (30 May 1569–29 June 1573) (Receipts)


And also for the profytt of the hock tyde vj s. viij d.


ffor the hocke money vj s. viij d.


  • Endnote

    There were three churchwardens in these years – Nicholas Bartlett, Humpfray Heysy, and Edward Mullens. They accounted their receipts separately. Both Bartlett and Heysy account for 6s 8d for Hocktide while there is no mention of Hocktide in Mullen's receipts. These accounts of receipts come early in the three-year account but it is impossible to say to what year they apply. Hocktide was 3–4 April in 1570, 23–4 April 1571, 14–15 April 1572, and 30–1 March 1573.

  • Document Description

    Record title: St John the Baptist's Churchwardens' Accounts
    Repository: BRO
    Shelfmark: D/XP 149/1/1
    Repository location: Reading

    This volume was used by Elias Ashmole for his antiquarian work but then was lost. At the beginning of research for this collection, the editor wrote to all the rectors of ancient parishes in Berkshire explaining her work. In response, the Rev. D.N. Griffiths, then rector of the parish church in Windsor, undertook a search for the book and located it among the documents of the Ironmongers of the City of London in the Guildhall Library (Ironmongers 17,142). The editor consulted the book there, but it has since been deposited in the BRO.

    The dating in these accounts is uncertain. The churchwardens often served for two or three years and their accounting was done at the end of their term of service with only the rendering date given.

    1531–84; English; paper; 47 leaves; 300mm x 210mm; pencil pagination on first gathering, foliation in 18th-c. hand to f 37 where writing ends; original parchment binding much tattered and disintegrating, no title.

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