Hampshire, Winchester, c 1535–6

Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/58

mb [2] (29 September–29 September) (Payments and gifts)


Et in denarijs soluto ministralibus domini Regis hoc Anno x s. Et in regardo luditoribus Duci de Richemond v s.

Summa xv s. ...

  • Record Translation

    mb [2] (29 September–29 September) (Payments and gifts)


    And in money paid to minstrels of the lord king this year, 10s, and in reward to players of the duke of Richmond, 5s.

    Total 15s ...

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

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/58
    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.

    The account was originally dated to 1521–2; the HRO has now redated to c 1535–6.

    c 1535–6; Latin; parchment; 2 membranes attached serially, writing continues on mb [2d] ending on mb [1d]; 670–80mm x 270mm; unnumbered; one or more membranes missing from original roll; 19th-c. paper wrapping with date, name of mayor, and partial list of contents inscribed.

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