Hampshire, Winchester, 1618–19

Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/121

mb [6d] (29 September–29 September) (External expenses)


...Et in solutum Dato Lusoribus prenobilis Domine Elizabethe hoc Anno, x s.... Dato Lusoribus prenobilis Principis Pallatini hoc Anno, x s....

  • Record Translation

    mb [6d] (29 September–29 September) (External expenses)


    ...And in payment given to the right honourable Lady Elizabeth's players in this year, 10s.... Given to the right honourable Prince Palatine's players in this year, 10s....

  • Endnote

    Elizabeth Stuart (mid-August 1596–13 February 1661/2), daughter of James VI and I and Anne of Denmark, married Frederick (1596–1632), count Palatine of the Rhine and later king of Bohemia, 14 February 1612/13; she was crowned queen of Bohemia on 7 November 1619.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/121
    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.

    1618–19; Latin; parchment; 5 membranes attached serially, writing continues on mb [5d], ending on mb [3d]; 665–770mm x 305mm; unnumbered; some damage to right hand side of mb [1], otherwise in good condition; 19th-c. paper wrapping (repaired) with date and names of mayor and city officers inscribed.

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