Hampshire, Winchester, 1418–19

Winchester College Bursars' Accounts

Winchester College Archives: 22100

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

...In dato cuidam ministrallo domini Patroni & filio suo venientibus ad Collegium iijo die Ianuario xx d....

  • Record Translation

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

    ...As a gift to a certain minstrel of the lord patron and to his son coming to the college 3 January, 20d...

  • Endnote

    'domini Patroni' may refer to the bishop of Winchester (at this time Henry Beaufort(1375?–1447), bishop of Winchester (1404–47) and cardinal (1426/7–47)) in the relationship to the college originated by previous bishop William of Wykeham (c 1324–1404, bishop of Winchester 1366–1404), founder of the college.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Winchester College Bursars' Accounts
    Repository: Winchester College Archives
    Shelfmark: 22100
    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.

    1418–19; Latin; parchment; 8 membranes, attached serially; 545–860mm x 280–90mm; unnumbered.

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