f  (Oxford, January)
A note of money received and layed out in January 1631 when mr Richard and mr Thomas went to Oxford
|Spent at dorchester||00–18–06|
|given fidlers at Oxon||00–02–00|
|for a paire of Andjrons tongs, bellowes & ffire shovell||00–011–00|
|given laborers at ye Colledge||00–01–00|
The Jervoise family was resident at Freefolk.
'mr Richard and mr Thomas' are two of the sons of Sir Thomas Jervoise. The last payment of this account is for diet and horse-meat at an Oxford inn and for expenses at Newbury, no doubt on the way home from Oxford to Herriard. The account gives no indication of why the boys or Guidott were at Dorchester, though an entry surrounded by payments for clothes is for a payment at 'dorchester fferry.'
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. 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 Sir Thomas' sons, Thomas (junior) and Richard Jervoise, at Oxford. E6/115/3 appears to be the fair copy of this account, signed by 'Wil Guidott' at the end of f . E6/115/1 is a less fair copy of the same account. E6/115/4 is in a different hand and does not mention the place where the fiddlers were rewarded; it is possibly a rough account by one of the boys. The rest of the payments are for clothes, including gowns, and for furniture.
January 1630/1; English; paper; bifolium; 93mm x 298mm; unnumbered.