Steward's Accounts

Southampton City Archives: SC5/1/10

f 23 (29 September–29 September)

Payment of mynstrellys by commawnddement of the meyr
and other costys by the meyrys commawnddement also

ffyrst payd to my lord of warwykys mynstrellys the xx day of October xl d.
Also payd to my lord of Arendellys mynstrellys the xxviij day of Ianyvery xl d.
Also payd to my lord Delawarys mynstrellys xx d.
Also payd the viij day of Iule to the kynges mynstrellys vj s. viij d.
Also payd for iiij Galons wyn ffor harry Auger and Edmond Ince Capytaynys of my lord of warwykys schyppys for ‸⸢at⸣ xij d. the Galon by commawnddement of the meyr Iohn Tonne iiij s.


Also payd the x day of Iune to my lord of wynchester ys mynstrelys by comawnddement of the meyr xx d.
Also payd the xviij day of Iule by commawnddement of the meyr to the menstreelys of my lord of kenttes v Tromppettes iij s. iiij d.
Also payd the xix day of September by commawnddement of the meyr to iij menstrellys of my lord of kenttes xij d.


  • Glossed Terms
    • capytayn n captain
    • ianevere n January; ianyuery; ianyver; ianyvery
    • mensterl n minstrel; mennystrelle; mensterell; mensterlle; menstreel; mentrelle; minestrell; mynesryle; mystrelle
  • Document Description

    Record title: Steward's Accounts
    Repository: Southampton City Archives
    Shelfmark: SC5/1/10
    Repository location: Southampton

    The accounts run from Michaelmas to Michaelmas and cover all areas of civic receipt and expenditure, from land rents to annual payments to civic officials, costs of construction and repair of town structures, and rewards to visiting performers. See the introduction to Thick (ed), Southampton Steward's Book, pp iii–xlvi, for further discussion. Thick's edition of the 1492–3 accounts includes full transcriptions of those documents, including records relating to drama and minstrelsy.

    1461–2; English; paper; i + 34 + i; 310mm x 210mm; modern pencil foliation; leaves repaired, cover somewhat torn; original parchment cover.

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