Chamberlains' Accounts

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mb [5d] (29 September–29 September) (External expenses)

...fabro ferrario pro compositione le bolringe vj d....

  • Record Translation

    mb [5d] (29 September–29 September) (External expenses)

    ...to the blacksmith for making the bullring, 6d...

  • Endnote

    Alderman Jacob's transcriptions for 1567 include: 'Le Bulringe in the High Strate repayred xiid.' Other listings made by him in his article, 'Drama in Winchester,' pp 128–31, have been traced and are in Latin, but despite an extensive search in records both in Latin and in English, this particular entry has not been located.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/88
    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.

    1557–8; Latin; parchment; 5 membranes attached serially, writing continues on mb [5d], ending on mb [3d]; 600–55mm x 280mm; 19th-c. paper wrapping with date and names of mayor and city officers inscribed.

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