Sir Richard Paulet's Household Accounts

Jervoise of Herriard Collection, HRO: 44M69/E4/28

f [37v] (January 1613/14)

Paid for newyeres guiftes ... women singers of Alton vj d....


paid geven to wassalers ye 4 day Alton vj d.


paid eodem geven two poore women of Basinge that came with a wassell xij d.


f [45] (May–June 1614)


geven to Musithianis xij d.


  • Marginalia
  • Footnotes
    • eodem: 'the same (day),' ie, 5 January
  • Glossed Terms
    • musesen n musician; mosition; muscon; musitan; musithian; mussisione; mussissien; musycan; musycon; musysion; mutitian; mysysion
    • wassell n wassail
  • Endnote

    The Paulet family was resident at Freefolk.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Sir Richard Paulet's Household Accounts
    Repository: Jervoise of Herriard Collection, HRO
    Shelfmark: 44M69/E4/28
    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 hand on the front cover is different from that in the accounts themselves, and the name Jervoise may appear because Richard Paulet died in 1614 and the accounts may have been completed by or for his ward and heir, Thomas Jervoise. Payments and receipts were compiled monthly, with occasional indications of specific dates.

    1610–14; English; paper; 178 leaves; 145mm x 96mm; mostly unnumbered, though page numbers appear irregularly and do not correctly represent either foliation or pagination (editorial foliation supplied from the payments' end at the back, based on the writing on the cover, with the leaf headed 'A note of all payementes...' counted as f [1v]): payments ff [1v–47]; ff [48–135] blank; ff [136–78] receipts (written from opposite end, with a few blank leaves); generally good condition, but ink has bled through the leaves, and letter forms sometimes obscured by the rather small writing with a rather wide or dull nib; parchment cover with closure of leather thong and string, at top of front cover: 'Rental of Herriard | 1610– .... Jervoise,' HRO shelfmark in pencil on the lower front cover.

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