Winchester College Bursars' Accounts

Winchester College Archives: 22118

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


...Et in datis ij ministrallis Domini Cardinalis Anglie venientibus ad Collegium xjo die Ianuarij xx d. Et in datis iiij ministrallis Comitis Arundell venientibus ad Collegium xviijo die Ianuarij xx d.... Et in datis iij ministrallis Ducis Somerset predicto mense Iulij xij d....

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

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


    ...And as gifts to two minstrels of the lord cardinal of England coming to the college 11 January, 20d. And as gifts to four minstrels of the Earl Arundel coming to the college 18 January, 20d ... And as gifts to three minstrels of the duke of Somerset in the aforesaid month of July, 12d...

  • Document Description

    Record title: Winchester College Bursars' Accounts
    Repository: Winchester College Archives
    Shelfmark: 22118
    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.

    1442–3; Latin; parchment; 6 membranes, attached serially; 235–745mm x 278–90mm; unnumbered.

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