Sir Richard Paulet's Household Accounts

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

f [6] (4 January 1608/9)

Paid geven to Sweat aple for a new year guift vj d. to our owne maydes wassellers xij d. at Twelftyde to the baker Cook & fuler ij s. to one sloverton for bringing a ballad vj d. iiij s.

f [8] (Basildon, Berkshire; 29 April)


Paid layd out 29 day at Basseldon to Musicions ij s. to the cakes with there xij d. to mrs Mercie xij d. to my daughter Iervois that she had layd out for me at Somborne for horsmeat ij s. vj d. To poore women at kingsclere ij d. 1 Maij paid by Perrye to lettice Roles for a debt of my cousen Marye Suttons 6 s. xij s. viij d.

f [9] (17–19 July)

... lord Beuchamps musicons v s....


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  • Footnotes
  • Glossed Terms
    • wasseller n wassailer; wasellor
  • Endnote

    The Paulet family was resident at Freefolk.

    Basildon in Berkshire was the house of Sir William Young, husband of Paulet's daughter Anne (Lindquist, 'Sir Richard Paulet,' p v; letters to Paulet from Anne and William Young, HRO: ). 'my daughter Iervois' refers to Richard Paulet's daughter, Lucy, who married Thomas Jervoise (History of Parliament Online, /jervoise-sir-thomas-1587-1654). The manor of King's Somborne was held by Richard Gifford, who was related to Richard Paulet through Paulet's wife, Anne, whose mother was a Gifford (VCH: Hampshire, vol 4, pp 469–80, British History Online, [accessed 15 January 2019]; Ronald H. Fritze, 'The Role of Family and Religion in the Local Politics of Early Elizabethan England: The Case of Hampshire in the 1560s,' Historical Journal 25.2 (June 1982), 273).

  • 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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