Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/24

mb [3] (29 September–29 September) (External expenses and gratuities)

...Et in dictis ministerallis in festo Corporis Christi xij d. Et eisdem ministerallis in vigilia Sancti Iohannis Baptiste ij s....


  • Record Translation

    mb [3] (29 September–29 September) (External expenses and gratuities)

    ...And to the said minstrels on the feast of Corpus Christi, 12d. And the same minstrels on the vigil of St John the Baptist, 2s....


  • Endnote

    'dictis' may be an error for 'datis,' as there is no previous reference to the minstrels in this account.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/24
    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.

    1465–6; Latin; parchment; 6 membranes attached serially; 335–500mm x 235mm; unnumbered; written on one side only, small holes in mbs [1] and [2], otherwise in good condition; paper wrapping with date and names of mayor and city officers inscribed.

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