Steward's Accounts

Southampton City Archives: SC5/1/15

f 17 (29 September–29 September)

Costes doon vppon mynstrelles

In primis the xj day of Nouember to the minstrelles of my lorde princes by my mayster the mayre iij s. iiij d.
Item the xj day of Aprill paid to the kynges mynstrelles by my maister the mere vj s. viij d.
Item the xxij day of Aprill paid to the mynstrelles of my lorde of Clarans by Richard gryme lieutenant vj s. viij d.

Summa xvj s. viij d.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Steward's Accounts
    Repository: Southampton City Archives
    Shelfmark: SC5/1/15
    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.

    1474–5; English; paper; i + 35 + i; 305mm x 210mm; modern pencil foliation; leaves repaired; original parchment cover.

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