Sir Thomas Jervoise's Household Accounts

Jervoise of Herriard Collection, HRO: 44M69/E6/165

f 12v (London, after 10 May)


Item paid to the Silkeman the 10th of Maie for the striped dublett & green sute 8–13–6
Item for 2 douzen of pointes & a girdle 0–7–10
Item deliuered to yourself at the play 0–2–4


f 14 (Salisbury, Wiltshire and Rockbourne, Hampshire; June–August 1616)


Item to the Musicians at Sarum 0–1–0


Item to will carter & the blind fidler at Rockborne 0–0–9


f 14v (Wimborne St Giles, Dorset; August–September 1616)


Item given at St Gyls the first time yese were with Sir Anthony after his comeing from London 01–2–0


Item given Mrs Ashleys maide 01–2–0


Item to Sir Anthony<.> Coachman 0–5–0
Item to my father 0–9–8
Item for shooeing your horss at <.>t Gyless 00–3–4
Item to the fidlers at St Gylss 00–1–0


  • Footnotes
    • Silkeman: k corrected from another letter
    • Anthony<.>: s obscured by ink blot
    • <.>t: S obscured by ink blot
  • Glossed Terms
    • gyless n Wimborne St Giles
    • pointe n point, tagged ribbon or cord used to attach hose to a doublet, lace a garment, fasten a shoe, etc [OEDO point n.1 II.23.a]; poynte
  • Endnote

    The Jervoise family was resident at Freefolk.

    Rockbourne manor in Fordingbridge hundred was purchased by Sir John Cooper, Sir Anthony Ashley's son-in-law, in 1608 from Thomas Keilway, whose father had mortgaged the property to Ashley (VCH: Hampshire, vol 4, pp 581–6, British History Online, [accessed 28 October 2018]).

    The village now known as Wimborne St Giles, in north-eastern Dorset, was where Sir Anthony Ashley had his principal residence. Thomas Jervoise appears to have visited Ashley at St Giles and Cooper at Rockbourne, perhaps as an extension of his trips to Salisbury for the assizes and Britford to see his estates there.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Sir Thomas Jervoise's Household Accounts
    Repository: Jervoise of Herriard Collection, HRO
    Shelfmark: 44M69/E6/165
    Repository location: Winchester

    Sir Thomas Jervoise (1587–1654) was the son of Thomas Jervoise of Britford, Wiltshire, but he was orphaned at an early age and in 1601 Sir Richard Paulet purchased Jervoise's wardship from the Crown. Paulet had no son and after Jervoise married Paulet's daughter, Lucy, he became Paulet's heir. At Paulet's death in 1614 Jervoise succeeded to Paulet's estates at Herriard and Freefolk, Hampshire, and continued to reside in the county, though he had also inherited estates in Wiltshire and Shropshire from his father. He was knighted in 1607 and from 1621 to his death he served Whitchurch in parliament, supporting the Parliamentary side in the Civil War. For more information see the Hampshire families section of Historical Background.

    Identification of this account is based on a memorandum at the bottom of f 5 in the same hand as the rest of the accounts: 'receiued by me Wm Guidott as it appeareth aboue written...' and then the amount that 'remaineth dew vnto yourself.' The 'your' is likely Sir Thomas Jervoise, for whom Guidott managed money and legal affairs, but it could also be Roger Tegg, from whom Guidott received funds. William Guidott succeeded James Samborne as steward for Thomas Jervoise. The accounts appear to have been audited by a John Cooper, whose signature appears below this memorandum and elsewhere in the accounts. The accounts are mostly for expenses while away from the main household, at London, Salisbury, and elsewhere. Most of the expenses appear to be Guidott's own, though he also makes payments for 'your' expenses. The accounts run from Michaelmas 1615 to the following Michaelmas, or at least through August.

    1615–16; English; paper; 315mm x 200mm; 18 leaves; modern pencil foliation; good condition but some leaves may have been lost; original paper cover (repaired), some faint illegible notations but no title, modern heavy paper cover with title on front: '1615 & 1616 | Receipts & Expenditures.'

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