STRO: Shaw Hellier MSS (in private hands)

f 68v (Receipts)


receyvyd of vmfrey Tomkys for the lorde of Mysrule vj s. viij d.


  • Endnote

    The rendering date given is mid-Lent Sunday 1540, but the sequence of accounts and the wardens' names establishes that this must be an error for mid-Lent Sunday 1541 (27 March 1541). Since mid-Lent Sunday usually falls before 25 March, the error is easy to understand.

  • Document Description

    Record title: St Peter's Churchwardens' Accounts
    Repository: STRO
    Shelfmark: Shaw Hellier MSS (in private hands)
    Repository location: Stafford

    The MS is in private hands and was temporarily deposited in Staffordshire Record Office for consultation by arrangement. It contains annual churchwardens' accounts, presented usually at Lady Day or Mid-Lent Sunday each year; in most cases the date of presentation specifies the calendar year. This is assumed to have been in Old Style and the year has been corrected accordingly (for example, 1520 has been given as 1520/1). There are several cases in which both the calendar and regnal year are specified; in these the year appears to be given in New Style and has not been corrected. The handwriting, presumably that of the parish clerk, changes several times in the course of the years covered by the document.

    1520–1634; English; paper; iv + 418; 295mm x 208mm; contemporary and modern foliation begins with f 7 (on f 5, as 2 leaves apparently missing at beginning of book, 4 leaves also missing following f 29, 2 leaves missing following f 103), foliation has been followed where found; bound in contemporary dark brown calf; no title.

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