The series of slashes and dots in the lower right-hand corner indicates the total sum of money disbursed on this page. The particular abacus-like system used here is known as the "auditors' use." Starting from the left, the dot in the column represents a score of pounds; the upper dot in the next column £10 and each of the other four dots, £1; in the next column, the shillings column, there are no dots; in the next and last column on the right, the pence column, the upper dot represents 6d and each of the other four dots 1d. The total, £34 - 0s - 10d, is thus the same as that given in Roman numerals on the line above.
For more information, consult Eamon Duffy, "The Impact of Reform: Parishes," in The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England, c. 1400. c. 1500 (London: Yale University Press, 1992); and Walter Frere with W. P. M. Kennedy, Visitation Articles and Injunctions of the Period of the Reformation, vol. 2 (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1910). For information on the accounting system, see Charles Johnson and Hilary Jenkinson, English Court Hand A.D. 1066 to 1500 (New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., 1967).
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