Assembly Book

Southampton City Archives: SC2/1/6

f 155v (8 December)


Gownes geven/

It is agreed and thought fitt by this howse that mr Brownrigg nowe Parson of holliroods and Mr Twiste Scholemaster of this Tonwe shall have gownes geven them ‸⸢or 40 s. a peece⸣. And that mr Pyne and mr Plummer shall have xx s. a peece geven them/ And it is alsoe agreed that the musitians shall haue lyverie clokes this yere And that Richard Cushins gowne be stayed vntill it shall please god that he shall recover his health


  • Marginalia
    • Mr Mayor
      Mr Baker
      Mr Richards
      Mr Paynton
      Mr Aspten
      Mr Sherwood
      Mr Longe
      Mr Toldervey
      Mr Greene
      Mr Marrynell
      Mr Merryatt
      Mr Gollopp
      Mr Dalbie
  • 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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