Hampshire, Winchester, 1417–18

City Account Roll

HRO: W/E1/14, item [2]

mb [2] (Mayor's expenses) (29 September–29 September)

...Et idem respondent xj d. in pane & vino super maiori & ministrall' domini Regis in taverna Albrede Herdman iijo die Ma<.> Marche ... et idem respondent de vj s. viij d. donis a quatuor minsterallis ducis de Bedf<.....> ... Et idem respondent de xx d. soluti a duobus mynstrellis Ducis de Glowser...

  • Footnotes
    • respondent: for respondent de
  • Record Translation

    mb [2] (Mayor's expenses) (29 September–29 September)

    ...And the same (chamberlains) render account of 11d more in bread and wine to the mayor and minstrels/a minstrel of the lord king in the tavern of Albrede Herdman, 3 March ... and the same (chamberlains) render account of 6s 8d given to four minstrels of the duke of Bedford ... and the same (chamberlains) render account of 20d paid to two minstrels of the duke of Gloucester...

  • Document Description

    Record title: City Account Roll
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/14, item [2]
    Repository location: Winchester

    The city account rolls record all of the city's income and expenditures. Income comes primarily from annual rents and rates, as well as special levies. Expenditures include the whole range of civic responsibilities, including construction and maintenance of civic structures, annual payments to civic officials, and rewards given to local nobility and gentry (and to their performers). The account rolls up to 1420 incorporate the accounts of several officials (including the mayor, bagmen, aldermen, and clerk of the market), as the chamberlains had not yet been recognized as responsible for all civic finances. The accounting period runs from Michaelmas to Michaelmas.

    1417–18; Latin; parchment; 3 membranes, attached serially; 280–660mm x 235–90mm; unnumbered; mbs [1] and [2] written on one side, mb [3] written on both sides, mbs [1] and [2] are the chamberlains' accounts, mb [3] is the account of the 'bagmen'and 'lagmen'; damage on right-hand side to mbs [1] and [3]; the three membranes are part of a composite city account roll for 1416–20.

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