Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/110

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mb [4] (29 September–29 September) (External expenses)

...Et in soluto datis histrionibus regijs per mandatum maioris et fratrum suorum in regardo hoc Anno xx s....

  • Record Translation

    mb [4] (29 September–29 September) (External expenses)

    ...And in payment given to royal entertainers by order of the mayor and his brethren in reward this year, 20s....

  • Document Description

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/110
    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.

    1594–5; Latin; parchment; 4 membranes attached serially, writing continues on mb [4d], ending on mb [3d]; 555–700mm x 260–80mm; unnumbered; some discolouration and other damage to left hand edge of mbs [1] and [3] sometimes affecting legibility of marginal headings, otherwise in good condition; paper wrapping with date and names of mayor and city officers inscribed.

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