Steward's Accounts

Southampton City Archives: SC5/1/45

f [13v] (29 September–29 September) (Rewards)


Item paid the xxviijth daye of September to the Quenes Iuggeler v s.
Item paid to George Tayler one of the Quenes messengers for bringing of wryttes iij s. iiij d.
Item paid the xxvth of October to the erle of warwickes players xiij s. iiij d.
Item paid the iiijth daye of November to my L Strange his players x s.


  • Footnotes
    • L: for Lord; no abbreviation mark in MS
  • Endnote

    In the Gloucester chamberlains' accounts for this same year, the queen's juggler is identified as one 'Stanweye' (Audrey Douglas and Peter Greenfield (eds), Cumberland / Westmorland / Gloucestershire, REED (Toronto, 1986), 299).

  • Document Description

    Record title: Steward's Accounts
    Repository: Southampton City Archives
    Shelfmark: SC5/1/45
    Repository location: Southampton

    The cover identifies this manuscript as the account book of steward Hugo Dervall. 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.

    1563–4; English; paper; 22 leaves; 295mm x 200mm; unnumbered; good condition; original parchment cover.

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