Steward's Voucher

Southampton City Archives: SC5/12/462

(9 May)

ixo Maij 1612

Mr Steward I praye you paye vnto Thomas Swinarton and his felowes the Queens maiesties Comedians or players xl s. and is to the end they sholl ‸⸢vse⸣ no suche exercise in this towne This shalbe your warrant for so muche

(signed) Thomas Bedforde Maior

  • Footnotes
    • 1612: underlined in MS
  • Endnote

    Thomas Swinnerton was a member of Queen Anne's players from 1603/4 until the 1620s (Bentley, Jacobean and Caroline Stage, vol 2, pp 588–9).

  • Document Description

    Record title: Steward's Voucher
    Repository: Southampton City Archives
    Shelfmark: SC5/12/462
    Repository location: Southampton

    The voucher is a loose bill presumably later entered into the steward's accounts for this year. The steward's accounts for this year have not survived and the audit accounts for this year in the Second Book of Debts do not mention the queen's players, presumably lumping this reward with the other gifts and rewards paid out by the steward.

    9 May 1612; English; paper; single sheet; 106mm x 197mm; endorsed: '9 May 1612 | paid the queenes | players 2 li.–0–0.'

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