Steward's Accounts

Southampton City Archives: SC5/1/44

f [9] (29 September–29 September) (Rewards)


Item paid to the <.>rle of Warwyckes players the xixth daye of Marche xiij s. iiij d.


Item paid the xvth daye of Iune to the Quenes maiesties players xx s.


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    • <.>rle: for erle; letter obscured by smudge
  • Document Description

    Record title: Steward's Accounts
    Repository: Southampton City Archives
    Shelfmark: SC5/1/44
    Repository location: Southampton

    The cover identifies these as the accounts of steward William Jeffers for 4–5 Elizabeth. 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.

    1562–3; English; paper; 15 leaves; 295mm x 200mm; unnumbered; good condition; original parchment cover.

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