Sir Thomas Jervoise's Household Accounts

Jervoise of Herriard Collection, HRO: 44M69/E6/69

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given to ye wassailers Twelfe day 0–1–6


f [71v] (11 February–3 March)


giuen to ye Musitions Sir Thomas thins men 0–2–0


given to ye musitians 0–3–0

f [72] (9 April 1615)


giuen to ye Musitians Easter day 0–5–0


  • Endnote

    The Jervoise family was resident at Freefolk.

    All the 1614/15 entries appear to be for charges at Freefolk, as there are riding charges to Herriard. The household was in Hampshire from December to June, as Samborne sends and receives messengers to/from Winchester, Farleigh, and Somborne, among others. The christening of Thomas Jervoise's first son, Richard, in February 1614/15 was lavishly celebrated: the accounts include many entries detailing gifts and provisions purchased and for help at the christening.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Sir Thomas Jervoise's Household Accounts
    Repository: Jervoise of Herriard Collection, HRO
    Shelfmark: 44M69/E6/69
    Repository location: Winchester

    Sir Thomas Jervoise (1587–1654) was the son of Thomas Jervoise of Britford, Wiltshire, but he was orphaned at an early age and in 1601 Sir Richard Paulet purchased Jervoise's wardship from the Crown. Paulet had no son and after Jervoise married Paulet's daughter, Lucy, he became Paulet's heir. At Paulet's death in 1614 Jervoise succeeded to Paulet's estates at Herriard and Freefolk, Hampshire, and continued to reside in the county, though he had also inherited estates in Wiltshire and Shropshire from his father. He was knighted in 1607 and from 1621 to his death he served Whitchurch in parliament, supporting the Parliamentary side in the Civil War. For more information see the Hampshire families section of Historical Background. These are James Samborne's accounts for Thomas Jervoise's household. Samborne was a cleric from Hampshire, who was originally engaged as Jervoise's tutor before Sir Richard Paulet purchased Jervoise's wardship. Samborne then remained with the Paulet household, shifting roles from tutor to steward when Paulet died and Jervoise inherited his estate.

    Contents of the manuscript include rents received, provisions purchased, building and repair work, legal expenses, and rewards and gifts.

    October 1614–July 1615; English; paper; 83 leaves, parchment tags fixed to edges of some leaves to mark sections of the accounts; 202mm x 309mm; unfoliated (many blank leaves); good condition; no cover.

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