Winchester College Bursars' Accounts

Winchester College Archives: 22219

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f [361v] (29 September–28 December) (Necessary expenses with gifts)

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Musicis oppidanis ex gratia 0 10 0

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  • Record Translation

    f [361v] (29 September–28 December) (Necessary expenses with gifts)

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    To town musicians as a favour 10s

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  • Document Description

    Record title: Winchester College Bursars' Accounts
    Repository: Winchester College Archives
    Shelfmark: 22219
    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: the chapel, hall, the 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). In 1556 the system of annual rolls adopted at the founding of the college was changed to keeping the accounts in book form. The accounts run from Michaelmas to Michaelmas, but with each year divided into quarters.

    1624–41; Latin; paper; 472 leaves; 305mm x 195mm; unnumbered; leaves very dog eared; contemporary parchment binding with parchment straps and metal buckle, title on spine: 'Burs: ab 1624 ad 1641.'

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