Sir Thomas Jervoise's Household Accounts

Jervoise of Herriard Collection, HRO: 44M69/E6/81 [item 8]

f [1v] (Winchester, 26 July–10 August)


for horesmeat at Winton 00–06–08
Given at your lodging there 00–02–06
To the ffidlers there 00–02–06
ffor freemans supper & myne 00–01–00


  • Marginalia
    • 10 August
  • Endnote

    The Jervoise family was resident at Freefolk. The fiddlers were paid at Winchester, probably when Jervoise was acting as a justice for the assizes in that city.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Sir Thomas Jervoise's Household Accounts
    Repository: Jervoise of Herriard Collection, HRO
    Shelfmark: 44M69/E6/81 [item 8]
    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.

    These are William Guidott's accounts for Thomas Jervoise's household, similar to earlier accounts except that these accounts also include expenses at musters.

    June–November 1626; English; paper; bifolium; 145mm x 308mm; labelled on outside: 'Guidots accompt from June 1626 vntill mich' terme sequent.' This is one of nine items with this shelfmark; the item number '8' has been editorially supplied.

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