Steward's Accounts

Southampton City Archives: SC5/1/19

f 26v (29 September–29 September)


ffurst paid the ijde off maij to my lord of Arundelles mynstrell iij s. iiij d.
Item paid the xxix day of Iune to the quenys mynstrelles by master mairs commaundment and the bench vj s. viij d.


Item paid the viij day of september to the kynges mynstrelles vj s. viij d.


f 27

Item paid to the prynces mynstrell by the commaundment of master the mair vj s. viij d.


f 31v


Item paid to the kynges berward the xxviij day of ffebruary by the commaund of Richard Gryme levetenant ij s.


  • Marginalia
    • Regarda data diuersis mynstrellis

      [Footnote: Regarda … mynstrellis: 'Rewards given to various minstrels']

  • Footnotes
    • Regarda … mynstrellis: 'Rewards given to various minstrels'
    • commaundment: 3 minims for au in MS
  • Document Description

    Record title: Steward's Accounts
    Repository: Southampton City Archives
    Shelfmark: SC5/1/19
    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.

    1483–4; English with Latin rubrics; i + 48 + i; 305mm x 210mm; modern pencil foliation; modern paper cover.

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