Hampshire, Andover, 1471–2
HRO: 37M85/13/PA/2

f 5v (24 June–24 June) (Receipts)


Item received of philpot morant & William sadeler for a kyngale xxiiij s.
Item received of Thomas hode & Agnes Maynsak for a kyngale xxiiij s.
Item received of William Plomer & Alice ffewer for a kyngale xxiiij s.
Item received of Richard Nutkyn & Agnes Waterman for a kyngale xxvj s.


Item received of Iohn Barell & Alice Topias for a kyng ale xxvj s. iij d.


Item received of Richard Curtes & Philypp Moranttes wiff for a kyngale xviij s. v d.


  • Glossed Terms
    • kinge n in phr kinge ale, kingal, kingale, kingalle, kingeale, kyng ale, kyngale, kyngalle, kynge ale, kyngeale king ale, an inversion of order event in which a king — typically a local young man or farmer — was appointed to preside over the festival; kyng game, kynges game, king play, kynges play, kyng play synonymous with king ale; in phr king halle, kyng halle king hall, likely a bower built for the king of the king ale
  • Endnote

    Philpot Morant appears in the receipts for 1470–1: 'Of Philpot Morant for dewtees of the parishons – 10 0.' Agnes Maynsak was paid during 1471–2 for 'wasshyng of ye Churche clothes' and for 'a amyse cloth and the making.' William Plomer was paid for mending the organ and for 'plomer's work' (f 5), and became a churchwarden at midsummer 1471. William Sadeler was paid for helping Plomer to mend 'the wyndbagge' of the organ, and for making baldrickes for the bells (Williams (ed), Early Churchwardens' Accounts, pp 3–7). None of the others can be identified from the manuscript.

  • Document Description

    Record title: St Mary's Churchwardens' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: 37M85/13/PA/2
    Repository location: Winchester

    Although Andover was one of Hampshire's larger towns in the fifteenth century, it had only a single parish, St Mary's. The churchwardens' accounts for the three years from 1470 to 1473 detail the parish's income and expenditures. The accounting year ran from one feast of John the Baptist (24 June) to the next. In addition to the usual items, the accounts include references to ringing when George Plantagenet (1449–78), 3rd duke of Clarence, and his wife Isabel (b. Neville) (1451–76) came to town, as well as expenses for the Easter sepulchre.

    1470–3; English and Latin; paper; i + 6 + i; 290mm x 215mm; modern pencil foliation; some fading due to damp at bottom of leaves and damage around edges, leaves now glued to stiff paper and edges of some leaves trimmed, some figures have been lost at the right hand margin; modern cover of simulated black leather over cardboard, no title.

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