Berkshire, Wantage, 1606–7
Bodl.: MS. Top. Berks c.44

f 59v (Rendered 18 October) (Receipts)


of William Talbott for his parte of greate & for dauncing more xij d.


  • Footnotes
    • Talbott: corrected from Tabbott
  • Glossed Terms
    • grete adj in phr in grete in total [OEDO great adj P2.b.(a)]; of greate of the sum total (?)
  • Endnote

    Talbott was one of the churchwardens this year. The entry before also records 12d from another churchwarden. These sums seem to be extra money raised by the wardens for the parish. The inclusion of '& dauncing' in his contribution is unusual.

  • Document Description

    Record title: St Peter and St Paul's Churchwardens' Accounts
    Repository: Bodl.
    Shelfmark: MS. Top. Berks c.44
    Repository location: Oxford

    The rendering dates of the accounts are not tied to feast days. Before 1600 they were rendered mostly in April but in the seventeenth century they were sometimes rendered later in the year. Four churchwardens were elected each year – two from Wantage and one each from the village of Grove and the combined communities of Charlton and (West) Lockinge. The date when the new wardens were elected and the date when they received the accounts for the preceding year from the old wardens is often not the same, so it is not always possible to provide exact accounting years. The dates of the election of the chuchwardens have been noted in endnotes when they are known.

    1565–1656; English; paper; i + 154 + i; 296mm x195mm; modern foliation (including ff 32a and 32b, 36a and 36b); bound in boards with modern maroon vinyl covering, gold-stamped title on spine: 'Wantage Churchwardens Accounts | MS | Top. Berks. | C.44.'

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