Sir Richard Paulet's Accounts for his Ward, Thomas Jervoise

Jervoise of Herriard Collection, HRO: 44M69/E4/129

f 4 (Britford, Wiltshire)


De for my sonn Gervoice at Brittford 7 december 1601 to ye Ringers and mvsicons iiij s. to Mr Ertons Cooke & other seruantes that attended xix s. xxiiij s.


f 7 (19 May)


Paid by the said mr Iames Samborne as apeareth by the same bill of accompt dated 19 May 1602 out of the same Receptes & other money to & for my said sonn Iervoice occasions presently videlicet ... Apparellxj li. xix s. viij d. Cutler girdell & haungers xxxvj s. xj d. Plaies <.>vj s. viij d. Boockes xx s. viij d. linkes x d. washinge xj s. ij d. sightes & seates viij s. ix d. Boothier iiij s. viij d. giuen to diuers as Rewardes xv s. vj d. hornes & learnige to blowe xvij s. daunsinge and hawkes bells xxij s. Cariagge of letters xviij d. Redy money put & spent out of my sonn Iervoics purse xix s. Lodgeinge xx s.


  • Marginalia
    • fees and expenses
    • aparell
    • bootes
    • Ieruice
    • daunsinge
    • 2 l. 15 s. 2 d.
  • Footnotes
  • Glossed Terms
    • boatehier n boat hire; funds paid to hire a boat
    • boothes n pl boats
    • hawkesbell n hawk's bell; a bell fastened on the leg of a hunting hawk [OEDOhawk's bell | hawk-bell n]
    • linck n link, torch(?) [OEDO link n.3 1.a]; linke
  • Endnote

    The Paulet family was resident at Freefolk.

    The entry on f 4 occurs in the year of Thomas Jervoise's marriage to Sir Richard Paulet's daughter, Lucy. Above on the same leaf are entries concerning the marriage licence and ring. The payments on f 7, including 26s. 11d. for 'Plaies', likely were made at London.James Samborne (f 7) was Jervoise's tutor and later his steward.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Sir Richard Paulet's Accounts for his Ward, Thomas Jervoise
    Repository: Jervoise of Herriard Collection, HRO
    Shelfmark: 44M69/E4/129
    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.

    The manuscript is Paulet's account of monies received for and expended on Thomas Jervoise during the first three years after Paulet purchased Jervoise's wardship. It also includes a copy of the transfer of Jervoise's wardship from Sir George Wrottesley to Paulet.

    1600-3; English; paper; 27 leaves; 170mm x 272mm; modern pencil foliation (ff 11–27 blank); modern binding of heavy blue paper, ink title on front cover: 'A NOTE WHAT MONEY | SIR RICHARD POULET HATHE | DELYVERED TO MR THOMAS GERVOIS,' the HRO shelfmark is in pencil on the front cover.

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