Winchester College Bursars' Accounts

Winchester College Archives: 22111

mb [3d] (29 September–29 September)(External expenses)


...In datis ij ministrallis Domini Cardinalis venientibus ad Collegium xv die ffebruarij xij d....

mb [4d]

...In datis Colchester & socio suo ministrallis venientibus ad Collegium mense Septembris xij d....


  • Footnotes
    • Cardinalis: Henry Beaufort (1375?–1447), bishop of Winchester (1404–47) and cardinal (1426/7–47)
  • Record Translation

    mb [3d] (29 September–29 September) (External expenses)


    ...As gifts to two minstrels of the lord cardinal coming to the college 15 February, 12d...

    mb [4d]

    ...As gifts to Colchester and his associate, minstrels, coming to the college in the month of September, 12d...


  • Document Description

    Record title: Winchester College Bursars' Accounts
    Repository: Winchester College Archives
    Shelfmark: 22111
    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.

    1434–5; Latin; parchment; 6 membranes, attached serially; 640–736mm x 277–84mm; unnumbered.

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