Winchester College Bursars' Accounts

Winchester College Archives: 22149

mb [4d] (29 September–28 September) (External expenses)

...Et in datis ministrallis domini Episcopi Wyntoniensis xiijo die Ianuarij cum xx d. datis ministrallis domini de Arundell venientibus ad collegium xiiijo die Ianuarij ij s. viij d.... Et in datis vni Ministrallo domini principis et iiijor alijs Ministrallis Ducis Glocestrie vto die Iulij xx d....


  • Footnotes
    • Episcopi Wyntoniensis: William Waynflete (c 1400–86), bishop of Winchester (1447–86)
  • Record Translation

    mb [4d] (29 September–28 September) (External expenses)

    ...And as gifts to minstrels of the lord bishop of Winchester 13 January with 20d given to minstrels of the lord of Arundel coming to the college 14 January, 2s 8d.... And as gifts to one minstrel of the lord prince and four other minstrels of the duke of Gloucester 5 July, 20d....


  • Glossed Terms
    • Wintoniensis, -is n f of Winchester; Wyntoniensis, -is
  • Document Description

    Record title: Winchester College Bursars' Accounts
    Repository: Winchester College Archives
    Shelfmark: 22149
    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.

    1481–2; Latin; parchment; 7 membranes, attached serially; 525–820mm x 260–6mm; unnumbered.

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