Winchester College Bursars' Accounts

Winchester College Archives: 22137

mb [3d] (26 September–24 September) (External expenses)

...Et in datis iij Ministrallis venientibus ad Collegium xv die Ianuarij cum xij d. datis ministrallis domini Comitis de Arundell venientibus ad Collegium xvj die Ianuarij ij s.... Et in dat' ministrall' Ducis Clarencie venient' ad Collegium xxviij die Aprilis ex curialitate Domini Custodis cum iiij d. dato alteri ministrallo alia vice ij s. iiij d.... Et in dato vni ministrallo venienti ad Collegium in mensis Iulij per dominum Custodem iiij d....


  • Record Translation

    mb [3d] (26 September–24 September) (External expenses)

    ...And as gifts to three minstrels coming to the college 15 January with 12d given to minstrels of the lord earl of Arundel coming to the college 16 January, 2s ... And as gifts/a gift to minstrels/a minstrel of the duke of Clarence coming to the college 28 April out of the courtesy of the lord warden with 4d given to another minstrel at another time, 2s 4d ... And as a gift to one minstrel coming to the college in the month of July by the lord warden, 4d...


  • Document Description

    Record title: Winchester College Bursars' Accounts
    Repository: Winchester College Archives
    Shelfmark: 22137
    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.

    1467–8; Latin; parchment; 5 membranes, attached serially; 560–828mm x 274–8mm; unnumbered.

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