Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/45

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


Et in donis ministrallis tam Domini Regis ⸢x s.⸣ quam Domine Regine ⸢v s. viij d.⸣ & principis ⸢v s.⸣ hoc Anno

Summa xxj s. viij d. ...

  • 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, 5s 8d, and prince, 5s, this year.

    Total 21s 8d ...

  • Document Description

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/45
    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.

    1500–1; Latin; parchment; 3 membranes attached serially, writing continues on mb [3d] ending on mb [1d]; 580–720mm x 230mm; unnumbered; good condition; modern paper wrapper with date and names of mayor and city officers.

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