Sir Richard Paulet's Accounts

Jervoise of Herriard Collection, HRO: 44M69/E4/16

p 40 (October–December) (Extraordinary payments, disbursements, and gifts for Michaelmas term)


Paid geven the Queenes trumpeters v s., to lucye & Ann my daughtrs ij s. ij d. & xij d., to my lady hunstens foteman ij s. to the Vsher of the Star chamber at twice x d. and to goodwyfe costen for bringinge of a basket of fruyt to stanes to my wife xij d. xij s. guiftes & Reward


p 41 (Southampton, November 1599)

Paid geven last November at mr fleminges to my cosen Stywardes Nurse & to a minstrell there: being which 28th ij s.


  • Marginalia
    • guiftes
  • Footnotes
    • daughtrs: for daughters
    • stanes: Staines, Surrey, where Paulet owned land
    • fleminges: 7 minims for min
  • Endnote

    The Paulet family was resident at Freefolk.

    On p 40, 'my lady hunstens' refers to the wife of Sir George Carey, second Baron Hunsdon (1547–1603), who was an MP for Hampshire and captain of the Isle of Wight.

    A number of gifts and rewards are lumped together on p 40 without specific dates, so it is difficult to know whether the records refer to payments made in Hampshire, London, or elsewhere.

    Mr Fleming was probably Thomas Fleming (1544–1613), who was appointed recorder of Southampton in 1601 and knighted in 1603, serving the town in parliament several times, or his son, also Thomas (c 1572–1624), who succeeded his father as MP in 1601.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Sir Richard Paulet's Accounts
    Repository: Jervoise of Herriard Collection, HRO
    Shelfmark: 44M69/E4/16
    Repository location: Winchester

    Sir Richard Paulet (c 1558–1614) was the grandnephew of William Paulet (1474/5?–1572), first marquess of Winchester and longtime lord treasurer under three Tudor monarchs. Richard Paulet inherited estates at Herriard, south of Basingstoke, and Freefolk, near Whitchurch. He served multiple times as sheriff of Hampshire and in parliament for Whitchurch. For further details see the section on Hampshire families in Historical Background.

    These are primarily accounts of Sir Richard Paulet's estates at Herriard, Freefolk, and elsewhere. The receipts are from rents of land and cattle and sales of wool, wood, and livestock, among other items. Paulet records payments for rents, livestock, repairs to buildings, purchase of food, clothing and household items, gifts, and extraordinary payments. The accounts were usually made up quarterly, making it difficult to follow Paulet's movements during the quarter.

    Michaelmas 1599–April 1601; English; paper; viii + 58; contemporary ink pagination begins with p 1 on eighth page from the beginning with an account of rents, and continues to p 44, then foliation 45–8, and then three unfoliated leaves with writing on them; no cover, a few memoranda on final leaves from 1603 and 1606.

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