Steward's Accounts

Southampton City Archives: SC5/1/9

f 34 (29 September–29 September)


Item in money gevyn to dyuerse mynstrelles this yere as it appered by a bille shewyd her byfore the Auditours &c xxvj s.


  • Document Description

    Record title: Steward's Accounts
    Repository: Southampton City Archives
    Shelfmark: SC5/1/9
    Repository location: Southampton

    The accounts run from Michaelmas to Michaelmas and cover all areas of civic receipt and expenditure, from land rents to annual payments to civic officials, costs of construction and repair of town structures, and rewards to visiting performers. See the introduction to Thick (ed), Southampton Steward's Book, pp iii–xlvi, for further discussion. Thick's edition of the 1492–3 accounts includes full transcriptions of those documents, including records relating to drama and minstrelsy.

    1457–8; English; paper; i + 45 + i; 310mm x 210mm; modern pencil foliation; leaves repaired; original parchment cover.

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