Sir Thomas Jervoise's Household Accounts

Jervoise of Herriard Collection, HRO: 44M69/E6/79

f [1] (Barton Stacey, Hampshire and Chelmarsh, Shropshire; January–May 1622) (Disbursements)


Giuen vnto ye Baylief of Barton Stacy 00–02–00
giuen vnto the Andeuer ffidlers 00–02–06
giuen vnto ye Shrifs Trumpetors 00–02–06
for 2: ounces of tobacco, for Hampton 00–03–00
giuen the Ostlers at ye Assizes 00–00–06


giuen fidlers at Chelmersh 00–02–06


f [2v] (Herriard House, Hampshire; August)


Giuen the Trumpetors at Herriard vj s.


  • Marginalia
    • Assizes
  • Footnotes
  • Glossed Terms
    • andever n Andover; andeuer
    • baylie n bailiff; baalife, baylef, baylief, bayly; baylyespl
  • Endnote

    The Jervoise family was resident at Freefolk.

    Short lines between entries at the left margin appear to divide payments made at the assizes – the group of five here – from others. The second entry after that to the ostlers is dated 6 March in the left margin. Six entries above the Chelmersh entry is one dated 1 April, and twenty-two entries below is one dated 22 April at Winchester.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Sir Thomas Jervoise's Household Accounts
    Repository: Jervoise of Herriard Collection, HRO
    Shelfmark: 44M69/E6/79
    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. William Guidott acted as steward of Jervoise's estates. For more information see the Hampshire families section of Historical Background.

    Both E6/78 and E6/79 contain William Guidott's accounts concerning the Jervoise family: some estate matters, such as threshing, but more personal expenses for himself and for Thomas Jervoise, including clothing, tobacco, and food on their travels. Some entries refer to Hampshire's Freefolk and Herriard manors and the assizes at Winchester, but others concern stays in London during law terms and parliament and travels to Jervoise's manors at Walkeringham, Nottinghamshire, Chelmersh, Shropshire, and Britford, Wiltshire.

    January–May 1622; English; paper; bifolium; 155mm x 405mm; unnumbered; delicate, the two leaves have nearly come apart at the fold, somewhat damaged.

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