Steward's Accounts

Southampton City Archives: SC5/1/32a

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.


  • Marginalia
    • nota
  • Footnotes
  • Endnote

    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.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Steward's Accounts
    Repository: Southampton City Archives
    Shelfmark: SC5/1/32a
    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.

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