Sir Richard Paulet's Household Accounts

Jervoise of Herriard Collection, HRO: 44M69/E4/28

f [23] (Freefolk and Farleigh Wallop, Hampshire; 6–7 January 1612/13)

paid geven at 2 tymes to certeine poore women of Alton that came hether to sing thease Christmas hollydays xij d.
paid geven will filder for bringing shues vj d.
paid geven at ffarlye 6. & 7 daye to the fulers cole xij d. to ye Butler & horsman xiij d. to the muscons ij s. to my nephew Robert Wallop a peece gold v s.... ...


f [27] (Shropshire, March 1612/13)

Laid out by my owne handes in & about my Iourneye to Shropshere to Musicons. to poorfolkes to mr conbridge & <.> fflacons servantes Barber. horses &c. geven to Iohn Cooke & my bghorsman for the horse I had from him all xliiij s.


f [37] (27 December)


Paid geven 27 daye to 2 singers that came from Newberye xij d.


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

    The Paulet family was resident at Freefolk.

    Paulet travelled to Shropshire (f [27]) to examine the lands that his new ward, Thomas Jervoise, had inherited in that county. The meaning of the 'bg' in 'bghorsman' is uncertain.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Sir Richard Paulet's Household Accounts
    Repository: Jervoise of Herriard Collection, HRO
    Shelfmark: 44M69/E4/28
    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 hand on the front cover is different from that in the accounts themselves, and the name Jervoise may appear because Richard Paulet died in 1614 and the accounts may have been completed by or for his ward and heir, Thomas Jervoise. Payments and receipts were compiled monthly, with occasional indications of specific dates.

    1610–14; English; paper; 178 leaves; 145mm x 96mm; mostly unnumbered, though page numbers appear irregularly and do not correctly represent either foliation or pagination (editorial foliation supplied from the payments' end at the back, based on the writing on the cover, with the leaf headed 'A note of all payementes...' counted as f [1v]): payments ff [1v–47]; ff [48–135] blank; ff [136–78] receipts (written from opposite end, with a few blank leaves); generally good condition, but ink has bled through the leaves, and letter forms sometimes obscured by the rather small writing with a rather wide or dull nib; parchment cover with closure of leather thong and string, at top of front cover: 'Rental of Herriard | 1610– .... Jervoise,' HRO shelfmark in pencil on the lower front cover.

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