Sir Richard Paulet's Household Accounts

Jervoise of Herriard Collection, HRO: 44M69/E4/40

f [2v] (London, January 1607/8) (Apparel and necessaries)

...for bookes at a playe & cases of <..>s<.>s & teste 6 s....

f [5v] (December)


To the wasellors new yeres eve v s....

  • Glossed Terms
    • wasseller n wassailer; wasellor
  • Endnote

    The Paulet family was resident at Freefolk.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Sir Richard Paulet's Household Accounts
    Repository: Jervoise of Herriard Collection, HRO
    Shelfmark: 44M69/E4/40
    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.

    The contents of these accounts are similar to others in this series of accounts, except that these are all personal, dealing mainly with clothes and gifts, rather than with the whole estate.

    1607–10; English; paper; 31 leaves; 103mm x 155mm; unnumbered; parchment cover made from a musical score (much faded), with cloth tie, no title, last 7 folios are receipts, written reversed from the opposite end.

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