Steward's Accounts

Southampton City Archives: SC5/1/39

f 19 (29 September–29 September) (Incidental payments and presents)


The xiiij daye of awguste to the prynces pleyers v s.


The xiiij daye of September to the kynges pleyers at the dolffyne which pleyd nott vj s. viij d.


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  • Endnote

    The 'dolffyne' was an inn on the east side of English Street (now High Street) next to Holy Rood Church. The Dolphin Hotel, a later structure, still stands on the site (Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, The Buildings of England (Harmondsworth, Mx, 1967; rpt 1979), 546–7).

  • Document Description

    Record title: Steward's Accounts
    Repository: Southampton City Archives
    Shelfmark: SC5/1/39
    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.

    1539–40; English; paper; i + 25; 305mm x 210mm; original ink foliation; good condition; original parchment cover.

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