Steward's Accounts

Southampton City Archives: SC5/1/23

f 42v (29 September–29 September)


mynstrelles And players

In primis payd this yere to the kynges mynstreles at master mayeres Commaundement this yere vj s. viij d.
Item then payd to the quenys mynstreles vj s. viij d.
Item payd to my lord of arundell mynstrelles this yere v s.
Item payd to my lord of arundell players this yere vj s. viij d.
Item payd to my lord de la Warr players this yere iij s. iiij d.

f 51v


Item payd to the iiij waytes of the town for their iiij gownes xx s.


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  • Endnote

    The heading on f 42v is in display script, braced at beginning and end, and elaborately underlined. The entire set of payments is enclosed by a bracket on the right-hand side of the page, and to the right of the bracket, 'Summa xxviij s. viij d.'

  • Document Description

    Record title: Steward's Accounts
    Repository: Southampton City Archives
    Shelfmark: SC5/1/23
    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. Thick's edition of the 1492–3 accounts includes full transcriptions of those documents, including records relating to drama and minstrelsy.

    1492–3; English with some Latin; paper; i + 75 + i; 305mm x 210mm; modern pencil foliation; good condition; original parchment cover.

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