Assembly Book

Southampton City Archives: SC2/1/6

f 77v (9 December)

Thomas Grymes a younge youthe borne in London keepinge a dawncinge schoole in mr Greenes howse ys ordered and requiered to vse it no more vppon peine of punishment and to settle himselfe into some seruice or depart the Towne which he hath promissed to performe


  • Marginalia
  • Footnotes
    • promissed: 3 minims for mi
  • Endnote

    It seems likely that the Mr Greene mentioned here is William Greene, the musician, but Peter and John Greene also appear frequently in the town records at this date and one of the three Greenes was an alderman at the time, his name appearing in the list of the assembled councillors on this date (f 77).

  • Document Description

    Record title: Assembly Book
    Repository: Southampton City Archives
    Shelfmark: SC2/1/6
    Repository location: Southampton

    The assembly book is a minute or act book of the town council, recording its decisions on a variety of matters, including taxes and customs duties, poor relief, enrolling of freemen and burgesses, the election and duties of town officials (including the musicians), and offences such as selling goods or keeping an alehouse without a proper licence. The council met roughly once a week, normally on Friday. The date of the meeting heads each group of minutes or memoranda and the names of the mayor and aldermen present appear in the left margin. Frequently rubrics identifying each action occur just above or to the left of the main entries.

    12 March 1603/4–7 October 1642; English; paper; 331 leaves; 418mm x 281mm; modern pencil foliation followed here (original ink foliation begins on f 7 and leaves out f 9, then begins again with f 2 at the pencil f 18); good condition, first 16 folios damaged and repaired; heavy parchment cover with leather straps, no original title, '1602 to 1642' inked in same hand that has titled so many of the Southampton muniments.

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