f 15 (Wimborne St Giles, Dorset; January–February)
Layeinge out since the 18
of Ianuarie 1616
|Item to ye musicians of Sarum at St Gyles||00–5–6|
|Item deliuered my Mrs when Mrs Harris went awaie||00–5–6|
|Item to ye taberer at the dore||00–0–6|
f 15v (Salisbury, Wiltshire; 3 March)
|Item deliuered ye Lord spiritur at Sarum: 3th Martij||0–6–0|
|Item to ye musicians at ye Assice at Sarum||0–2–0|
The Jervoise family was resident at Freefolk.
Record title: Sir Thomas Jervoise's Household
Repository: Jervoise of Herriard Collection, HRO
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.
Identification of this account is based on a memorandum
at the bottom of f 5 in the same hand as the rest of the accounts:
'receiued by me Wm Guidott as it appeareth aboue
written...' and then the amount that 'remaineth
dew vnto yourself.' The 'your' is likely Sir Thomas Jervoise, for whom Guidott managed
money and legal affairs, but it could also be Roger Tegg, from whom
Guidott received funds. William Guidott succeeded James Samborne as
steward for Thomas Jervoise. The accounts appear to have been audited by
a John Cooper, whose signature appears
below this memorandum and elsewhere in the accounts. The accounts are
mostly for expenses while away from the main household, at London, Salisbury, and elsewhere. Most of
the expenses appear to be Guidott's own, though he also makes payments
for 'your' expenses. The accounts run from Michaelmas 1615 to the
following Michaelmas, or at least through August.
1615–16; English; paper; 315mm x 200mm; 18 leaves; modern pencil foliation; good condition but some leaves may have been lost; original paper cover (repaired), some faint illegible notations but no title, modern heavy paper cover with title on front: '1615 & 1616 | Receipts & Expenditures.'