Stratton Churchwardens’ Accounts, 1512-1578
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333 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

4 b/w. 5 line. Illustrations

Series: Devon and Cornwall Record Society

Imprint: Devon and Cornwall Record Society

Stratton Churchwardens' Accounts, 1512-1578

Edited by Joanna Mattingly

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Spanning the period 1512-78, the High Cross churchwardens' accounts of Stratton, in Cornwall, are unusually complete and informative. Written mostly in English, they are among only eighteen surviving sets of Pre-Reformation churchwardens' accounts which cover the whole period 1535-70, when most Reformation change took place.
Spanning the period 1512-78, the High Cross churchwardens' accounts of Stratton, in Cornwall, are unusually complete and informative. Written mostly in English, they are among only eighteen surviving sets of Pre-Reformation churchwardens' accounts which cover the whole period 1535-70, when most Reformation change took place. These accounts allow us to track the progress of the Reformation in a single parish and its impact on the lives of ordinary people.Stratton, in addition, has a partial set of general receivers' or stock wardens' accounts, which give much additional information about the parish at this time. They show how much has been lost from other parishes, shed light on the 1548-9 Cornish rebellions and enable a more narrative approach to be taken than is usually possible with churchwardens' accounts, often dismissed as mere lists. The volume also makes extensive use of the Blanchminster Charity records at the Cornwall Record Office, including deeds and leases of church lands, and an Elizabethan court case with rare pictorial plans showing Stratton's church, church house and market place. Together, these documents give a rounded picture of life in one parish in a period of important religious change.

JOANNA MATTINGLY is a freelance researcher and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. Based in Cornwall, she has written books and articles on Mousehole and Newlyn, Cornish church architecture and medieval guilds, and church houses.
Introduction
Editorial Method
Part 1: High Cross and Churchwardens' Book 1512-1578
Part 2: General Receivers' Book 1: 1531, 1534-1549
Part 3: General Receivers' Book 2: 1557-1582
Appendix 1: Rood loft contract and bond 29 May to 14 July 1531 403
Appendix 2: Draft accounts
Appendix 3: Church inventories
Appendix 4: Church house court case interogatories and depositions
Glossary
Notes on people
Bibliography
Index
"An insight into the impact of the Reformation on the lives of ordinary people.a valuable asset." OLD CORNWALL, THE JOURNAL OF THE FEDERATION OF OLD CORNWALL SOCIETIES
"Joanna Mattingly's credentials for a project of this nature are impeccable - For all students of the medieval period, and those interested in our ancient parish churches, Mattingly's book is a must read. We should be grateful for her erudition and her devotion to task." DEVONSHIRE ASSOCIATION

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Title Details

333 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

4 b/w. 5 line. Illustrations

Series: Devon and Cornwall Record Society

Imprint: Devon and Cornwall Record Society