Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/66

mb [4d] (29 September–29 September) (Payments and gifts)

Et in denarijs solutis ministralibus domini Regis hoc Anno x s.... Et in soluto le Trompetors domini Regis hoc Anno xiij s. iiij d....


  • Record Translation

    mb [4d] (29 September–29 September) (Payments and gifts)

    And in money paid to minstrels of the lord king this year, 10s.... And in payment to the trumpeters of the lord king this year, 13s 4d....


  • Glossed Terms
    • ministralis, -is n m a servant; here likely a minstrel
  • Document Description

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/66
    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.

    1534–5; Latin; parchment; 4 membranes attached serially, writing continues on mb [4d], ending on mb [3d]; 575–730mm x 220mm; unnumbered; 19th-c. paper wrapping with date and names of mayors and city officers inscribed.

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