Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/75

sheet [1] (29 September–29 September)

...Et eisdem allocant solut'datis in regardis histrionibus Domini Regis hoc Anno iiij s....

  • Record Translation

    sheet [1] (29 September–29 September)

    ...And to the same (accountants) is allowed (the sum) paid ⸢given in reward⸣ to players of the lord king this year, 4s....

  • Document Description

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/75
    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.

    1546–7; Latin; paper; 6 sheets attached serially, writing continues on sheet [6d], ending there; 195–400mm x 310mm; unnumbered; one or more sheets missing at the beginning of the roll; 19th-c. paper wrapping with dates and names of mayor and city officers inscribed.

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