f 25v (29 September–29 September)
|Item payd by the
commondyment off mr holles beyng mayere to ij men that went
to wenchester and salysbere ffor
|Item payd the
||vj s. viij d.|
|Item to the kynges menstrelles then||vj s. viij d.|
|Item payd to the waytes off sarum||xij d.|
|Item ffor that he payd to the bulle bettenges att dyuerse tymes ffyndyng||ij s.|
[Footnote: extracta … auditores: deleted by the auditors]
The mayor this year was Peter Stonehard or Stoner, not 'mr holles' (Butler, Book of Fines, vol 1, p 180). The mayor's accounts in the Book of Fines include payments in the same amounts to the king's trumpeters and minstrels (see Book of Fines, 1512–13), but lack the information about the king coming by water. Nor does the Book of Fines include the payment to the waits of Sarum. The accounts for this year do not include the waits among the officers who received liveries, so the Salisbury waits may have been called upon to provide music for the king and the army. The auditors cancelled the payment to the bearward without explanation.
Record title: Steward's Account
Repository: Southampton City Archives
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.
1512–13; English with some Latin; paper; 30 leaves; 305mm x 210mm; modern pencil foliation; good condition; original parchment cover.