Steward's Accounts

Southampton City Archives: SC5/1/33

f 18 (29 September–29 September)

Her after foloythe Rewardes
Geven To mynstrells pleyers
and messyngers

ffyrst To my lord of arondelles pleyers the viij day of Ianuary for a Reward v s.
Item To the kynges berward the xxiiij day of Ianuary for a Reward iij s. iiij d.
Item To The duke of Suffolkys berward for a Reward ij s.
Item To The kynges messynger The j day of marche That brought Tydynges how The frenshe kynge was Takyn vj s. viij d.
Item To my lord of arondelles mynstrelles the xxiiij day of apryell for a Reward xx d.
Item To The kyngs Iugler The xvj day of may for a Reward iiij s. iiij d.
Item payd To master meyer for a Reward That he gave my lord lylys sarvant x s.
Item To The kynges mynstrelles The xv day of September for a Reward vj s. viij d.
  • Footnotes
  • Glossed Terms
    • apperell n April; apryell
    • foloythe v pr 3 s follows
  • Endnote

    All entries are dotted in the left margin.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Steward's Accounts
    Repository: Southampton City Archives
    Shelfmark: SC5/1/33
    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.

    1524–5; English with some Latin; paper; 28 leaves; 305mm x 210mm; modern pencil foliation; good condition; original parchment cover.

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