Winchester College Bursars' Accounts

Winchester College Archives: 22090

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

...In datis Ministrallis Ciuitatis Wyntonie in ffesto Sanctorum Innocentium ij s. vj d....

mb [6d]

...In datis inter ministrallis septimana Pentecostes xij d.... In datis lusoribus Ciuitatis Wyntonie mense Augusti venientibus ad Collegium xij d....

  • Footnotes
    • Pentecostes: 3 June 1408
  • Record Translation

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

    ...As gifts to minstrels of the city of Winchester on the feast of the Holy Innocents, 2s 6d...

    mb [6d]

    ... As gifts (divided) among minstrels on the week of Pentecost, 12d ... As gifts to players of the city of Winchester coming to the college in the month of August, 12d...

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

    Record title: Winchester College Bursars' Accounts
    Repository: Winchester College Archives
    Shelfmark: 22090
    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.

    1407–8; Latin; parchment; 9 membranes, attached serially; 138–720mm x 241–52mm; unnumbered.

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