Parish Church Goods in Berkshire, 1552

King Edward VI by Workshop associated with 'Master John' oil on panel, circa 1547 NPG 5511
© National Portrait Gallery, London

This book “Parish Church Goods in Berkshire, A.D. 1552” a was published in 1879. The author was Walter Money F.S.A.c who transcribed the text from the original records.  The book  was subtitled  “Inventories of Furniture and Ornaments remaining in certain of the Parish Churches of Berks. In the last year of the reign of KING EDWARD THE SIXTH b”


Aldermaston 2 August, 6 Edward VI

William Horsely and Myles Hawkyns Churchewardens

Iij belles weyinge xvjc a saunse bell weynge half a hundered. A hande bell weyinge v pounds ij Candlestickes of brase weynge lx li Smale Candlestickes weying vj li ij Crosses of lattene weynge ij li one crose of led weynge A pounde and halfe A peyre of Cruettes of Tyne price iiijd A haly water pott of brasse weynge ijli Acertene of owlde Ieron weyinge xijli Acope of Russett velutt iij vestments on Sattene Bridges bordered wt golde one of whyte damske & one of black fustane apes ij Surplices iij Towelles one of dyper & ij of lynene ij Corprisses of veluyrt ibrothered wt golde A Chalyse of Syluer percell gylte weyng xviij ownces. A pixe of latten weynge halfe Ali a Canapy wt a Coveringe of ffustyane apes Abanner Clothe of Sylke & ij Owld Stremers ii Cuttes price iiijd a sacrynge bell price ijd pyllowbers price viijd v owld Alter Clothes And all the foresaid percells safely to be kepte &c


Aldermaston, 2 August, 6 Edward VI

William Horsely and Myles Hawkyns Churchwardens

3 bells weighing 16 cwt. A Sanctus bell weighing ½ hundred. A hand bell weighing 5lbs 2 candlesticks of brass weighing 9 lb 2 Small candlesticks weighing 7 lbs Crosses of latten (alloy of copper and zinc) weighing 2 lb one cross of lead weighing a pound and half. A pair of Cruettes (flasks) of tin price 4d. a holy water pot of brass weighing 2 lb A certene of old iron weighing 12 lbs a cope (mantle) of russet velvet 3 vestments on Satin Bridges (from Bruges) bordered with gold, one of white damask (Damaskcus cloth) & one of black fustane ( Fustian from Naples) 2 surplice 3 towels one of dyper ( fine cloth) and 2 of linen 2 corprisses ( fine white line of velvet embroidered with gold. A chalice of silver part gilt (on the inside) weighing 18 ounces. A pixe (case) of latten weighing ½ lb A canopy with a covering of ffustyane (fustain cloth) A banner cloth of silk & 2 old streamers 2 flasks price 4d. a Sanctus bell price 2d, pillows price 8d 5 old altar cloths and all the foresaid parcels safely to be kept.

a Full text is online at and  digitised by Google

b Edward VI reigned 28 January 1547 to 6 July 1553, the sixth year of his reign was 1552

c WALTER MONEY, F.S.A., was a historian of Newbury in Berkshire , who died 01 January 1926.

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