Steward's Accounts

Southampton City Archives: SC5/1/11

f 19v (29 September–29 September) (Payments)


Item payd to ye kynges menstrells vj s. viij d.


  • Document Description

    Record title: Steward's Accounts
    Repository: Southampton City Archives
    Shelfmark: SC5/1/11
    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.

    The dating of this account is based on bills bound in with the accounts, including one for payment by the water bailiff to the steward on 6 August 1468, and others for payments in 1468 or 1467 after September.

    1467–8; English; paper; 218 x 303mm; 0 + 38 + 0; modern pencil foliation followed; damaged and repaired; bound with string, front and back covers of light orange pressboard, no title on cover.

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