Hampshire, Botley, 1586/7

Bishop's Act Book

HRO: 21M65/C1/23/1

f 44v (3 February)

Iohannes Webb de Botlia being a ffiddler vseth to play while the parson is at praiers one Sundaies & festiuall days & is divers times absent from Service.


  • Document Description

    Record title: Bishop's Act Book
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: 21M65/C1/23/1
    Repository location: Winchester

    The office act books were the main record of the consistory court of Winchester diocese. They contain only the basic information about the court's activities, giving the names of the parties and their proctors, the stage of the case on that day, and the date for the next proceeding in that case. Details of the proceedings were kept in other documents, such as the books of depositions.

    29 September 1586–8 July 1587; Latin and English; paper; i + 64 + i; 305mm x 210mm; modern foliation, ff [62–3] unfoliated; conserved onto archival paper; original brown leather cover now separated from leaves but boxed along with them.

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