f 13 ( Southampton, 5 December) (Extraordinaries)
|Deliuered to Iohn Biges to buy him shirtes||ij s. vj d.|
|given to the poore at Averstone when you were goinge to Hampton||iiij d.|
|given to musitionns at Hamptone||xij d.|
|given to the poore at Winchester comeinge home||iiij d.|
The Paulet family was resident at Freefolk.
Record title: Sir Richard Paulet's Account and Memoranda Book
Repository: Jervoise of Herriard Collection, HRO
Repository location: Winchester
Sir Richard Paulet (c 1558–1614) was the grandnephew of William Paulet (1474/5?–1572), first marquess of Winchester and longtime lord treasurer under three Tudor monarchs. Richard Paulet inherited estates at Herriard, south of Basingstoke, and Freefolk, near Whitchurch. He served multiple times as sheriff of Hampshire and in parliament for Whitchurch. For further details see the section on Hampshire families in Historical Background.
Various memoranda and accounts are in the first seventeen folios; then the new folio numbers signal a shift to the main set of receipts and payments covering the total functioning of the estate and household: much about farming, husbandry, house repairs, foodstuffs, apparel, legal, and other business. The main accounts cover 1597–8 only, but a few items from 1608–10 were added where there was space.
1597–1610; English; paper; 45 leaves; 301mm x 207mm; contemporary ink foliation ff 1–17, then begins again at f 1 (foliation used here begins with the first f 1); parchment musical score cover contemporary with or older than the MS, no title, but '1597' and the HRO shelfmark in pencil on front cover. Kept in folder with 11 sheets of unbound accounts.