Steward's Accounts

Southampton City Archives: SC5/1/21

f 23 (29 September–29 September) (Payments)

Item payed the xiiij Daye of ffeverer to the kyngges mynstrelles by the Commaundment of mayester the mayer Summa vj s. viij d.
Item payed to the quenys mynstrelles by the Commaundment of mayster the mayer vj s. viij d.
Item payed the xxti Daye of Ianyver to my lord of Arundellis mynstrelles by mayester mayers Commaundment iij s. iiij d.
Item payed the xxiij Daye of the same monath to my lord of Arundelles players by mayster mayers commaundment iij s. iiij d.


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  • Glossed Terms
    • ianevere n January; ianyuery; ianyver; ianyvery
  • Document Description

    Record title: Steward's Accounts
    Repository: Southampton City Archives
    Shelfmark: SC5/1/21
    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.

    1485–6; English with some Latin; ii + 45 + ii; 305mm x 210mm; modern pencil foliation; leaves repaired; original leather cover.

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