Sir Richard Paulet's Household Accounts

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

f [13v] (Hurstborne Priors, Hampshire; 26 July)


Paid geven at my coming hoame to Besse Guilbert being newly married ij s. cod geven by my wife at Sir Robert Oxenbregges to the gardener xij d. to moers there vj d. to the nurse xij d. to the musicons ij s. vj d. vij s.


  • Marginalia
  • Footnotes
    • vij s.: no room at the right margin so sum total written under entries
  • Glossed Terms
    • moer n mower
  • Endnote

    The Paulet family was resident at Freefolk.

    Bess Gilbert was likely the daughter of the 'Charlis Gylburt' who was paid by Lady Anne Paulet in 1590 and may have been a member of Paulet's household or a tenant on Paulet's lands (HRO: 44M69/E4/42). Sir Robert Oxenbridge was brother-in-law to Paulet's cousin, Chidiock Paulet. Oxenbridge's house was at Hurstbourne Priors, a few miles west of Paulet's at Freefolk (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), 269).

  • 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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