Hordarian's Accounts of St Swithun's Priory

HRO: DC/A5/6/5


mb [1] (29 September–29 September) (Hordarian's expenses)


...In vino empto & misso Cellerario hostillario Infirmario ad eorum festa & Episcopo Iuuenum die Innocentium ad diuersa precia iij s. xj d....

  • Record Translation

    mb [1] (29 September–29 September) (Hordarian's expenses)


    ...In wine bought and given to the cellarer, ostler, infirmarer, at their feasts and to the bishop of the boys on the day of the Innocents at different prices, 3s 11d....

  • Glossed Terms
    • episcopus, -i n m bishop; ~ puerorum, ~ iuuenum boy bishop, a boy, originally a choirboy in a cathedral or other collegiate church or a student in an almonry school, chosen to act as a mock bishop in liturgical and other observances on the feast of St Nicholas or of the Holy Innocents
    • iuuenis, -is adj young; as subst a youth, young person, in CL a young adult; here, a boy; see episcopus
  • Document Description

    Record title: Hordarian's Accounts of St Swithun's Priory
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: DC/A5/6/5
    Repository location: Winchester

    The hordarian was responsible for the 'hoard,' mainly the perishables such as bread, beer, meat, and fish used in the refectory. The accounts include receipts from rents of several manors and payments for the purchase of food stuffs and other material used by the priory. The account runs from Michaelmas to Michaelmas.

    This manuscript was formerly housed at Winchester Cathedral Library, shelfmark W53/13/5.

    1401–2; Latin; parchment; 2 mbs, unattached; 665mm x 250mm; damaged and repaired. Mb [2] is a copy of mb [1].

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