The Jervoise family was resident at Freefolk.
The entry occurs between marginal dates for 8 and 30 December. No clear indication is given as to where 'here' is but either Herriard or perhaps Basingstoke are likely. Several previous entries mention Southampton and refer to it as 'there.' No lords are referred to anywhere in the account, but the obvious one would be William Paulet (1560–1628), 4th marquess of Winchester, Jervoise's cousin by marriage, who lived at Basing House.
Record title: Sir Thomas Jervoise's Household
Repository: Jervoise of Herriard Collection, HRO
Shelfmark: 44M69/E6/81 [item 5]
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. William Guidott acted as steward of Jervoise's estates. For more information see the Hampshire families section of Historical Background.
These are William Guidott's accounts for Thomas
Jervoise's household. The hand is less careful than in books like
E6/165, so this may be a rough account to be entered later in an annual
account book. This is one of nine items with the shelfmark 44M69/E6/81;
the item number '5' is editorial.
December 1626–January 1626/7; English; paper; 147mm x 378mm; bifolium; unnumbered; labelled on outside as made 'ultimo Aprilis 1627,' first page of accounts headed 'Guidotes accompt....'