Winchester College Bursars' Accounts

Winchester College Archives: 22116

mb [4d] (29 September–29 September) (External expenses)


...In datis mimis Domini Cardinalis venientibus ad Collegium in festo Innocentium cum xij d. Datis Hogoni mimo & socio suo venientibus ad collegium altera vice ij s.... Et in datis mimis Ciuitatis Wyntonie ex mandato Custodis xij d.... Et in dato vni mimo tenenti de Elyng iiij d....

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

    mb [4d] (29 September–29 September) (External expenses)


    ...As gifts to performers of the lord cardinal coming to the college on the feast of the Innocents with 12d paid to Hugh, a performer and his fellow coming to the college on another occasion, 2s ... And as gifts to performers of the city of Winchester per command of the warden, 12d ... And as a gift to a performer, a tenant of Eling, 4d...

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

    The manor of Eling, on the west side of Southampton Water, was granted to Winchester College by its founder, William of Wykeham (c 1324–1404, bishop of Winchester 1366–1404), in 1385 (VCH: Hampshire, vol 4, pp 546–58, British History Online, [accessed 19 June 2018]). Thus the performer from Eling is presumably identified as a tenant because he was a tenant on the college's own lands.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Winchester College Bursars' Accounts
    Repository: Winchester College Archives
    Shelfmark: 22116
    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.

    1440–1; Latin; parchment; 6 membranes, attached serially, membrane [6] blank on both sides; 163–790mm x 280–90mm; unnumbered.

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