Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/101

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

...Et eidem allocatum solutum tribus pursivantibus pro portatione proclamacionem pro lana pro bombardis ac contra librum proiectum iij s.... tubicinario flauti ad ultimam proclamacionem contra librum proiectum vj d.... Simoni Goodman pro feodo suis ludendo super le dromme hoc Anno xvj d....

  • Footnotes
    • suis: for suo
  • Record Translation

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

    ...And allowed to the same (accountant the sum) paid to three pursuivants for carrying the proclamation for wool for cannons and against the banned book, 3s.... To the trumpeter blowing at the last proclamation against the banned book, 6d.... To Simon Goodman for his fee for playing the drum in this year, 16d....

  • Endnote

    'proclamacionem' must refer to Proclamation 642 dated 27 September 1579 concerning John Stubbs' book The Discoverie of a Gaping Gvlf whereinto England is like to be Swallowed by another French mariage, which was pronounced seditious and ordered to be destroyed wherever found (Paul L. Hughes and James F. Larkin (eds),'642. Denouncing Stubbs' Book, The Discoverie of a Gaping Gulf,' Tudor Royal Proclamations, Vol 2, The Later Tudors (1553–1587) (New York and London, 1969), 445–9).

  • Document Description

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/101
    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.

    1578–9; Latin; parchment; 5 membranes attached serially, writing continues on mb [5d], ending on mb [4d]; 585–730mm x 310mm; some fading of ink on mbs [1–2], otherwise in good condition; 19th-c. paper wrapping with date and names of mayor and city officers inscribed.

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