Winchester College Bursars' Accounts

Winchester College Archives: 22088

mb [5d] (26 September 1405–29 September 1406) (External expenses)

...In datis iij ministrallis Ciuitatis Wyntonie venientibus ad Collegium die Sanctorum Innocentium vltra viij d. datis per Episcopum puerorum ij s. viij d. In datis eisdem in ffesto Circumsicionis domini xij d....

  • Record Translation

    mb [5d] (26 September 1405–29 September 1406) (External expenses)

    ...As gifts to three minstrels of the city of Winchester coming to the college on the day of the Holy Innocents, in addition to 8d given by the bishop of the boys, 2s 8d. As gifts to the same (minstrels) on the feast of the Lord's circumcision, 12d...

  • Glossed Terms
    • Wintonia, -ie n f Winchester; Wyntonia, -ie
  • Document Description

    Record title: Winchester College Bursars' Accounts
    Repository: Winchester College Archives
    Shelfmark: 22088
    Repository location: Winchester

    The bursars' accounts were kept annually by the two bursars, one of whom was elected each year and served as the junior bursar, becoming senior bursar the following year. Their accounts included all the college finances, beginning with receipts from the rents of manors and estates owned by the college. Expenses are divided into sections: chapel, hall, kitchen, pantry, stable, and garden; stipends to chaplains, scholars, and others; and external expenses and gifts (the last two the sections where payments to entertainers were normally entered). The rolls have paper wrappers, some of which contain notes made by later bursars. The account year varies considerably but most often runs roughly from Michaelmas to Michaelmas.

    1405–6; Latin; parchment; 8 membranes, attached serially; 616–835mm x 250mm; unnumbered.

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