Winchester College Bursars' Accounts

Winchester College Archives: 22155

mb [3d] (25 September 1491–28 September 1492) (Necessary expenses)


...Et in dat' Ministrallo domini Episcopi Wintoniensis venienti ad collegium die Innocencium, xx d.... Et in datis Ministrallis domini de Arundell venientibus ad collegium xjo die Ianuarij xx d.... Et in Rewardo dato ministrall' domini regis venient' ad collegium xxxo die Maij, xx d....

  • Footnotes
    • Episcopi Wintoniensis: Peter Courtenay (c 1432–92), bishop of Winchester (1487–92)
  • Record Translation

    mb [3d] (25 September 1491–28 September 1492) (Necessary expenses)


    ...And as a gift to a minstrel of the lord bishop of Winchester coming to the college on the day of the Innocents, 20d.... And in reward given to minstrels of the lord of Arundel coming to the college 11 January, 20d.... And in reward given to minstrels/a minstrel of the lord king coming to the college 30 May, 20d....

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

    Record title: Winchester College Bursars' Accounts
    Repository: Winchester College Archives
    Shelfmark: 22155
    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; 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.

    1491–2; Latin; parchment; 6 membranes, attached serially; 768–825mm x 247–75mm; unnumbered.

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