Steward's Accounts

Southampton City Archives: SC5/1/41

f 24 (29 September–29 September) (Rewards)


Item more paide the x daye of Ianuarij vnto the players that pleyde at maister mayors denner in the towne hall Summa vj s. viij d.


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  • Endnote

    Since no patron is named, these players may have been musicians or perhaps local amateur players.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Steward's Accounts
    Repository: Southampton City Archives
    Shelfmark: SC5/1/41
    Repository location: Southampton

    This is the account book of Ralph Alporte, steward. 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.

    1555–6; English; paper; 37 leaves; 310 x 216mm; modern pencil foliation; good condition; original parchment cover.

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