Hampshire, Winchester, 1629–30

Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/126

mb [3d] (29 September–29 September) (External expenses)


...Et in soluto pro expensis sustentatis in Hospitio Domus Sancti Iohannis Baptiste pro Cena pro Maiore Ballis et Civitate et uxsis suis Die Sabbati post festum Sancti Iohannis Baptiste hoc Anno iuxta antiquam ordinem prout patet per particularem notam earundem expensarum Auditoribus ostensis et per eos approbatam vj li. xj s.... Datum pro vino comsumpto in eadem Cena hoc Anno ix s.... Datum musicis pro eodem tempore xv s....

  • Footnotes
    • uxsis: for uxoribus
  • Record Translation

    mb [3d] (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 citizens and their wives on the Sunday after the feast of St John the Baptist this year, according to the ancient order as is shown by an itemized note of the same expenses shown to the auditors and approved by them, £6 11s.... Given for wine drunk at the same supper in this year, 9s.... Given to the musicians for the same occasion, 15s....

  • Document Description

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/126
    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.

    1629–30; Latin; parchment; 4 membranes attached serially, writing continues on mb [4d], ending on mb [1d]; 705–60mm x 300mm; unnumbered; 19th-c. paper wrapping with date and names of mayor and city officers inscribed.

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