Steward's Accounts

Southampton City Archives: SC5/1/31

f 19v (29 September–29 September)

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ffyrst payd to the kyngges trompettes vj s. viij d.
Item Rewarded to the kyngges mynstrelles vj s. viij d.

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Item payd the iijd day of Iulj for A reward vnto the Dvke of Bockynggames mynstrelles xij d.

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f 20v

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Item payd to the iij weytes for ther iij lyverey gownes for adossyne of orange Color xxiij s. iiij d.
  • Marginalia
    • Rewardes for mynstrelles and parsevauntes & to þe Clerke of the mercatt
  • Glossed Terms
    • adossyne n a dozen
    • iulj n July
    • parsevaunte n pursuivant; purcyuaunte
  • Document Description

    Record title: Steward's Accounts
    Repository: Southampton City Archives
    Shelfmark: SC5/1/31
    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.

    1513–14; English with some Latin; paper; 0 + 34 + 0; 305mm x 210mm; original ink foliation; good condition; original parchment cover.

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