Berkshire, Reading, 1511–12
BRO: D/P 97/5/2

p 88 (25 March–25 March) (Receipts)


Item receyvid in money gaderid on Saynt Philipp & Iacob day v s. v d.
Item receyvid in money at hoktyde gaderid on the mennys parte x s.


Item receyued in money at the play of kayme x s. vj d.


p 89 (Expenses)


Item payed for staplis & nayles for to set in the baner polys vj d. ob.
Item paied for lyvereys to Iohn knyght v d.


  • Footnotes
    • hoktyde: 28–9 April 1511
  • Glossed Terms
    • baner n in phr baner polys banner poles, here poles meant to hold ensigns or flags borne in processions [OEDO banner n 1.2.a]
    • cayme n Cain in the Genesis story of Cain and Abel; kayme
    • lyverey n livery, here a badge used as proof of payment for entry to a fair; lever; liuerrei; lyueray; lyuerei; lyuerey; lyvere; lyverie; lyverye
  • Endnote

    The entry concerning staples and nails for the banner poles may have nothing at all to do with the event for which the liveries were bought (presumably the Cain Play) but it appears just before the livery entry. John Knight appears frequently in the accounts before 1523–4 for odd jobs around the church such as cleaning and mending.

  • Document Description

    Record title: St Laurence's Churchwardens' Accounts
    Repository: BRO
    Shelfmark: D/P 97/5/2
    Repository location: Reading

    The churchwardens rendered their accounts on the feast of the Annunciation (25 March) until 1516 when they adopted the Michaelmas–Michaelmas pattern rendering their accounts on 29 September.

    1498–1626; English; paper; 250 leaves; 330mm x 225mm; modern pagination; some display capitals; pp 1–2, 490–3 are separated but have been repaired and put separately in a brown paper wrapper; bound in boards covered in parchment, title on front cover: 'The Book of the | Church-Wardens Accounts | of the Parish | of | St Laurence.'

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