Hampshire, Winchester, 1599–1600

Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/113


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


...Et in soluto histrionibus Domine Regine per mandatum Maioris hoc Anno xx s....

  • Record Translation

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


    ...And in payment to entertainers of the lady queen by order of the mayor this year, 20s....

  • Document Description

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/113
    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.

    1599–1600; Latin; parchment; 5 membranes attached serially, writing continues on mb [5d], ending there; 560–720mm x 280mm; unnumbered; 19th-c. paper wrapping with date and names of mayor and city officials inscribed.

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