Steward's Accounts

Southampton City Archives: SC5/1/47

f 14v (29 September–29 September) (Rewards)


Item payd the x daye of marche to grigori steuen on of the quenes mesengers for bringen of other wryts iij s. iiij d.
Item payd the sam daye to me lorde the Erell of woseters pleres x s.


Item payd the laste daye of maye to the quenes grasious plears xx s.
Item payd the xij daye of agost to me lord Erell of darbes berodes v s.


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  • Glossed Terms
    • barward n bearward; barod(?), bererd, berewood, berherd, berode, berrerd
  • Endnote

    The content of the rewards this year is rather broader, including gifts of wine to Lord Lumley and the bishop of Winchester and horse meat for the city recorder, in addition to messengers and players.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Steward's Accounts
    Repository: Southampton City Archives
    Shelfmark: SC5/1/47
    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.

    1566–7; English; paper; 23 leaves; 295mm x 200mm; modern pencil foliation; good condition; original parchment cover.

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