First Book of Remembrance

Southampton City Archives: SC2/1/2

f 155 (29 September–29 September)


Item the seid Steward hath ‸⸢paid⸣ & yevyn ‸⸢in⸣ reward vnto v pleyers seruantes of my lord matravers pleyng affor the meir & his brethren the xv day of Ianuary anno primo Regis henrici vijmi iij s. iiij d.


Also the seyd Steward hath paied the xvijth day of Ianuary anno primo Regis henrici viji for a reward vnto .v. mynstrelles of my lord of Arundell vidilicet xl d.


f 155v


Also To the kynges mynstrell' delyueryd by the meire ⸢°Steward°⸣ in reward the xixthe day of ffeverer anno primo Regis henrici Septimi as of old <..>t hath ‸⸢be⸣ ascustemyd to the kynges mynstrell vj s. viij d.

f 157v


Wherof the said Steward hath paide to the meyre for his full contentacion for his fyrst half yeres fee. by the towne to hym graunted due vnto hym at the feste of the Annunciacion of oure lady anno supradicto videlicet – iij li. xvj s. viij d. Also paide to the said meyre of the said – vj li. xiij s. iiij d. for that he rewarded & paide. to the kinges mynstrelles as they were wonte to haue vj s. viij d. And so remaneth with the said steward of the seid vj li. xiij s. iiij d. videlicet – .l. s. ...

f 158


Also the seyd Steward hath yeuen & paied in reward the xixth day of the seid moneth of Aprill vnto the quenis mystrelles as they ben wonte to haue of the Towne vj s. viij d.

f 160


Item the meire hath yevyn yn reward for Wurshipp of the Towne to ij mynstrelles of my lordes of devonshire the xvijthe day of Iuyn anno primo Regis henrici viji videlicet viij d.


  • Marginalia
    • per Senescallum
    • Soluit per Senescallum
    • paid per ⸢°Senescallum°⸣maiorem
    • receptum per Senescallum vj li. xiij s. iiij d. per manus Roberti Whyte for pesage of Wulles

      [Footnote: receptum … Whyte: 'received by the steward @$6 13s 4d from Robert Whyte']

    • Soluit per Senescallum
    • paid by þe meire
  • Footnotes
    • <..>t: letters obscured by smudge
    • receptum … Whyte: 'received by the steward @$6 13s 4d from Robert Whyte'
    • Wherof: ie, from the sum received by the steward
    • .l.: ie, 50
  • Glossed Terms
    • ascustemyd adj accustomed
    • mensterl n minstrel; mennystrelle; mensterell; mensterlle; menstreel; mentrelle; minestrell; mynesryle; mystrelle
    • yeue, yeve v inf, pr, pass give; yeuen, yeven, yevynpa
  • Document Description

    Record title: First Book of Remembrance
    Repository: Southampton City Archives
    Shelfmark: SC2/1/2
    Repository location: Southampton

    The Books of Remembrance record the actions of the town government, including ordinances, land transactions, and memoranda regarding the governing of the town – in short, any information that civic officials thought might be needed later. Parts or all of the stewards' accounts for selected years have been recorded, presumably to show what expenditures were considered normal. The stewards' 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. For more information see Gidden (ed), Book of Remembrance, 3 vols.

    late 15th c.–early 16th c.; Latin and English; paper; 213 leaves; 305mm x 218mm; original ink foliation; good condition; vellum cover.

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