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'Charges and repara[cions] payd by Tho... frome...'

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MS. Top. Oxon b. 16
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  1. Fol. 1. 'Charges and repara[cions] payd by Tho... frome the feast of the Annuntiacion of owr lady Anno Regni Henrici Octaui xxxvjto [March 25, 1545] vn[to] the Surrendre of Osney.'
  2. Fol. 3. at end: --'Summa of all the allowances before wrytten allowable for a yere & more ended at Mich. Anno xxxviijmo H. viiiui [1546], besides ... Expenses [i.e. on foll. 1-2] before the Surrender of Osney ...', the last clause being an addition. There are a long series of accounts 'payd for workmens wages at Osney & at Fryswithis.' The first item is 'In primis to popyng Jaye the Joyner for takyng downe the stalles & sydes of the quire & hye Aultar & other thynges in the church [of St. Frideswide] for hymself viij days--vs.'

These (slightly imperfect) wage accounts of the various changes made at Oseney abbey and st. Frideswide's between March 25, 1545, and Michaelmas, 1546, are of considerable value. They were perused by Anthony Wood in 1667: cf. no. 30776 (catal.).


  • Creation: Written in A.D. 1545-1546


35 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Oxon b. 16, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Top. Oxon b. 16

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20530


'Charges and repara[cions] payd by Tho... frome...'

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Frome (fl. 1545).

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 30770

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by The Bodleian Library in 1890.

Physical Facet

On paper


17 × 7 1/4 in.

'Charges and repara[cions] payd by Tho... frome...'
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