Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/23

mb [2] (29 September–29 September) (Allowances)


...In solut' ministrall' in vigilia Natiuitatis Sancti Iohannis Baptiste ij s.... In solut' ministrall' domini Regis vj s. viiij d. In solut' ministrall' Domini Warewichie iij s. iiij d....

  • Record Translation

    mb [2] (29 September–29 September) (Allowances)


    ...In payment to minstrels/a minstrel on the vigil of the nativity of St John the Baptist, 2s.... In payment to minstrels/a minstrel of the lord king, 6s 9d. In payment to minstrel(s) of Lord of Warwick, 3s 4d...

  • Document Description

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/23
    Repository location: Winchester

    The chamberlains' 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 accounting year runs from Michaelmas to Michaelmas.

    1462–3; Latin; parchment; 4 membranes attached serially; 555–660mm x 225mm; unnumbered; written on one side only, some discolouration, otherwise in good condition; modern paper wrapping with date and name of mayor inscribed.

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