Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/127

mb [2d] (29 September–29 September) (External expenses)


...Et in soluto pro expensis sustentatis in hospitio domus sancti Iohannis Baptiste pro Cena pro Maiore Balluiis et Communitate et uxoribus suis vicesimo quarto die Iulij hoc Anno eo quod Cena non fuit ibidem die Sabbati post ffestum sancti Iohannis Baptisti tempore quo solebat fieri iuxta antiquam consuetudinem pro diuersis occasionibus hoc Anno vj l. j s. ix d. ob.... pro vino ibidem consumpto in eadem Cena hoc Anno xj s. viij d.... datum musicis ciuitatis pro labore suis in eadem Cena x s....

  • Record Translation

    mb [2d] (29 September–29 September) (External expenses)


    ...And in payment for expenses incurred in the hospital of the house of St John the Baptist for the supper for the mayor, bailiffs, and commonalty and their wives on the Sunday after the feast of St John the Baptist this year, according to the ancient custom as is shown by an itemized note of the same expenses shown to the auditors and approved by them, £6 1s 9 1/2d.... For wine drunk at the same supper this year, 11s 8d.... Given to the city's musicians for their work at the same dinner, 10s....

  • Glossed Terms
    • baptistus, -i n m baptist, here, as title of St John, beside the usual baptista
  • Document Description

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/127
    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.

    1630–1; Latin; parchment; 4 membranes attached serially, writing continues on mb [4d], ending on mb [1d]; 775–825mm x 305mm; unnumbered; 19th-c. paper wrapping with date and names of mayors and city officers inscribed.

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