Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/112

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


...In soluto histrionibus Domine Regine Tercio Martij hoc Anno xx s.... Thome Bedam pro quadam Cena data servientibus Domine Regine qui nunciauerunt Maiori adventum Domine Regine ad hanc Civitatem hoc Anno ix s. vij d....

  • Record Translation

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


    ...In payment to the entertainers of the lady queen 3 March this year, 20s.... To Thomas Bedam for a certain dinner given to the servants of the lady queen who announced to the mayor that the lady queen was coming to this city this year, 9s 7d....

  • Endnote

    Thomas Bedam was one of the chamberlains at this time. The records nowhere else mention a visit by the queen during this year.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/112
    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.

    1598–9; Latin; parchment; 5 membranes attached serially, writing continues on mb [5d], ending on mb [3d]; 580–695mm x 280mm; 19th-c. paper wrapping with date and names of mayor and city officials transcribed.

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