Berkshire, Reading, 1427–8

Cofferers' Accounts of the Gild Merchant

BRO: R/FA2/17


single mb (29 September–29 September) (Expenses)


...Et in ‸⸢expensis de⸣ Lusoribus de Wokyngham xij s.... Et in pecunia data Lusoribus de Wokyngham iij s. iiij d....


  • Record Translation

    single mb (Expenses)


    ...And (they account) for 12s for the expenses of the players from Wokingham.... And for 3s 4d in cash given to the players from Wokingham....


  • Document Description

    Record title: Cofferers' Accounts of the Gild Merchant
    Repository: BRO
    Shelfmark: R/FA2/17
    Repository location: Reading

    The early surviving rolls in the 'Cofferers' Accounts' from 1413–14 to 1428–9 are badly faded, damaged, and in some cases fragmentary (see Slade, Reading Gild Accounts, pt 1, pp xi–xii). When they were read by Macray for the Historical Manuscripts Commission in 1888 ('Corporation of Reading,' pp 161–227), more of the writing on the rolls was legible than it is now. For this edition, all were read under ultraviolet light. Although the manuscripts are badly damaged, all evidence supports an accounting year of Michaelmas to Michaelmas.

    1427–8; Latin; parchment roll; single membrane; 685mm x 255mm; written 1 side only; repaired.

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