f 22v (29 September–29 September) (Rewards)
|Item payd To The kynges mynstrelles||ij s.|
|Item payd To my lord of Arondelles pleyers||vj s. viij d.|
|Item payd To The kynges Iugler||iij s. iiij d.|
|Item payd To The Trompeters of the galys||iij s. iiij d.|
|Item payd To The frenshe quens berward||iij s. iiij d.|
|Item payd To The kynges mynstrelles||vj s. viij d.|
|Item payd To The kynges Trompeters of The fleett||vj s. viij d.|
Many payments this year are for war preparations – guns, gunstones, new bulwarks – and for 'harnyssynge' of twelve archers sent to the king to do him service in his wars with the French (f 29ff). All the entries are dotted in the left margin.
Record title: Steward's Accounts
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.
1521–2; English with some Latin; paper; i + 36 + i; 305mm x 210mm; modern pencil foliation; good condition; original parchment cover. SC5/1/32b is a weigh house book bound in at the end of 32a.