Berkshire, Reading, 1428–9

Cofferers' Accounts of the Gild Merchant

BRO: R/FA2/18


single mb (29 September–29 September) (Payments)


...<...> Palustratoribus apud William Perkyns vj s. viij d....


  • Footnotes
    • <...>: up to 16 characters illegible; HMCR: Et in rewardo dato
  • Record Translation

    single mb (Payments)


    ...And (they account) for 6s 8d as a reward given to the wrestlers at William Perkyns' (house)....


  • Endnote

    This document is also badly damaged by damp. The bottom half of the words 'Et in rewardo dato' has been obliterated.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Cofferers' Accounts of the Gild Merchant
    Repository: BRO
    Shelfmark: R/FA2/18
    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 and Macray's readings are supplied where the MS is not now legible. Although the manuscripts are badly damaged, all evidence supports an accounting year of Michaelmas to Michaelmas.

    1428–9; Latin; parchment roll; single membrane; 580mm x 280mm; written 1 side only; repaired.

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