Chamberlains' Accounts

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mb [6] (29 September–29 September) (External expenses)

...Et eisdem allocatum solutum ⸢datumTubicinis Regine hoc Anno xiij s. iiij d....

  • Record Translation

    mb [6] (29 September–29 September) (External expenses)

    ...And allowed to the same (accountants the sum) paid to trumpeters of the queen this year, 13s 4d....

  • Document Description

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/80
    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.

    1553–4; Latin; paper; 10 sheets attached serially, writing continues on sheet [10d], ending there; 150–410mm x 315mm; unnumbered; sheet [2] damaged, sheets [1] and [2] conserved on archival paper; 19th-c. paper wrapper with date and names of mayor and city officers inscribed.

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