Henry Machyn in Henley-on-Thames, England - 12 December, 1555
The twelfth evening was at Henley on Thames a Mistress Lentall, widow, made a supper for Mr. John Venor and his wife and I and divers other neighbors. And as we were at supper and ere we had supped, there came a twelve vessels with maidens singing with their vessels. And after came the chief wives singing with their vessels. And the gentlewoman had ordained a great table of banquet dishes of spices and fruit (as marmalade), gingerbread, jelly, comfit, sugar-plate, and divers others.
Henry Machyn, and Colette Moore, Marilyn Miller and Richard W. Bailey (ed.), A London Provisioner's Chronicle, 1550-1563. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1507210203622 accessed: 6 July, 2022
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|Singing at a supper||performed by Maidens and wives|
|Date/Time||12 December, 1555|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|