Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/129

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

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...In soluto pro feodo duarum damarum et nuncio pro labore suis in asportando eorundem hoc anno xxv s.... pro Maiore et socijs suis apud edes Ricardi Broxton quando dame fuerunt Consumpte iij li. vj s. viij d.... musicis tunc temporis datum v s....

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    • suis: for suo
  • Record Translation

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

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    ...In payment for the fee for two deer and to the messenger for his labour in transporting them in this year, 25s.... For the mayor and his brethren at the house of Richard Broxton when the deer were eaten, £3 6s 8d.... Given to the musicians at that time, 5s...

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  • Document Description

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/129
    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.

    1638–9; Latin; parchment; 4 membranes attached serially, writing continues on mb [4d] ending on mb [1d]; 575–755mm x 315mm; unnumbered; wrinkled but legibilty still good; 19th-c. paper wrapping with date and names of mayor and city officers inscribed.

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