Steward's Accounts

Southampton City Archives: SC5/1/17

f 39 (29 September–29 September)

Item paide the xx day of Iune to iij mynstrelles of the que Quene vj s. viij d.
Item paide to ij mynstralles of my ⸢our⸣ lorde the prynce the xx day of Iune iij s. iiij d.
Item paide the vj daye of Iule to iiij mynstralles of our lorde the Duke of Glouceter vj s. viij d.
Item paid the xx day of August to iij mynstralles of my lady yorke xx d.


  • Marginalia
    • Regarda facta
      diversis mynstrallis

      [Footnote: Regarda … mynstrallis: 'Payments made to various minstrels']

  • Footnotes
    • Regarda … mynstrallis: 'Payments made to various minstrels'
  • Document Description

    Record title: Steward's Accounts
    Repository: Southampton City Archives
    Shelfmark: SC5/1/17
    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. Thick's edition of the 1492–3 accounts includes full transcriptions of those documents, including records relating to drama and minstrelsy.

    1481–2; English with some Latin; paper; i + 62 + i; 305mm x 210mm; modern pencil foliation; leaves repaired; original parchment cover.

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