Sir Richard Paulet's Account and Memoranda Book

Jervoise of Herriard Collection, HRO: 44M69/E4/6

f 27 (January 1597/8–April 1598) (Extraordinary payments for Hilary term)


paid geven to the Seriant and the Quenes trumpters ij s.


paid gevenn Musycons at ffreefolke the xxxth of Marche vj d.


  • Marginalia
  • Glossed Terms
    • musesen n musician; mosition; muscon; musitan; musithian; mussisione; mussissien; musycan; musycon; musysion; mutitian; mysysion
  • Endnote

    The Paulet family was resident at Freefolk.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Sir Richard Paulet's Account and Memoranda Book
    Repository: Jervoise of Herriard Collection, HRO
    Shelfmark: 44M69/E4/6
    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.

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