Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/114


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

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

  • Record Translation

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

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

  • Document Description

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/114
    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.

    1600–1; Latin; parchment; 4 membranes attached serially, writing continues on mb [4d], ending on mb [3d]; 625–715mm x 295mm; unnumbered; mb [1] torn at top left hand side and worn at right hand edge resulting in lost text, mb [2] damaged at right hand edge resulting in lost text, mb [4] damaged at foot of membrane resulting in lost text on both sides (bottom of mb [4]/top of mb [4d]), heading (External Expenses) in left margin of mb [4] and part of first 6 lines of text at top left of dorse missing; paper wrapping with date.

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