Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/39

mb [3] (29 September–29 September) (Payments and gifts)


Et in dant' ministrallis tam Domini Regis ⸢x s.⸣ quam Domine Regine ⸢vj s. viij d.⸣ & Domini Principis ⸢iij s. iiij d.⸣ hoc Anno

Summa xx s. ...

  • Footnotes
    • dant': for dato or datis
  • Record Translation

    mb [3] (29 September–29 September) (Payments and gifts)


    And in gifts to minstrels of the lord king, 10s, as well as the lady queen, 6s 8d, and the lord prince, 3s 4d, this year.

    Total 20s ...

  • Document Description

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/39
    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.

    1493–4; Latin; parchment; 5 membranes attached serially, writing continues on mb [5d], ending there; 200–680mm x 230mm; unnumbered; paper wrapping with dates and names of officers inscribed.

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