Hampshire, Winchester, 1589–90

Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/107

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


...Et in solutum Datum in regardo Histrionibus Domini Admiralis Anglie/ per mandatum maioris hoc Anno x s.... Et in solutum Datum in regardo histrionibus Domine Regine hoc anno xx s....

  • Record Translation

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

    ...And in payment given in reward to the lord admiral of England's players by order of the mayor in this year, 10s.... And in payment given in reward to the lady queen's players in this year, 20s....

  • Endnote

    Charles, 2nd Baron Howard of Effingham (c 1536–1624), was appointed lord high admiral in 1585. He commanded the English fleet which defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588. He was created 10th earl of Nottingham in 1596 after leading an expedition to destroy shipping in Cadiz. His players were known successively as Lord Howard's, the Admiral's, and the earl of Nottingham's men.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/107
    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.

    1589–90; Latin; parchment; 7 membranes, attached serially; 170–650mm x 115–250mm; unnumbered; writing continues on mb [7d] ending on mb [1d], mb [1] is an irregularly shaped scrap of parchment that is blank on the front and was evidently added to accomodate the foot of the the account (written on the dorse).

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