Steward's Accounts

Southampton City Archives: SC5/1/24b

f 6v (29 September–29 September)


In primis for a rewarde vnto my lord of Arundell his mynstrelles the xth day of Ianuare vj s. viij d.
Item þe xix day of Iune for a Reward vnto þe Qwenes Mynstrelles vj s. viij d.
  • Marginalia
    • The Rewardes of mynstrelles
  • Document Description

    Record title: Steward's Accounts
    Repository: Southampton City Archives
    Shelfmark: SC5/1/24b
    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.

    Two dates on the cover are crossed out. The third date of 1497–8 is based partly on a small book of payments in Exchequer by Robert Wright, dated 13 November–2 December 13 Henry VII (1497), and these payments totalling £50 12s are mentioned in the main account.

    1497–8; English with some Latin; paper; 12 leaves; 305mm x 210mm; modern pencil foliation; leaves repaired; paper cover.

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