This leaf contains a list of customary annual payments to various town officers and their liveries.
Record title: First Book of Debts
Repository: Southampton City Archives
Repository location: Southampton
The contents of these accounts include debts owed to and
by the town, 1525–91, and rentals, inventories, and sweet wine accounts,
1572–1601. A set of accounts for 1602 is very similar to the sixteenth-
century stewards' accounts, but not identified as such. A list of the
expenses of the queen's visit in 1591 appears on f 133. The unfoliated
leaves at the front contain an alphabetical list of debtors. The
accounting year runs from Michaelmas to Michaelmas.
1525–1602; English; paper; xxiii + 137, followed by 81 blank unfoliated leaves; 410mm x 277mm; original ink foliation; good condition; original tooled leather cover reinforced with paper, no title on cover. On f [i] (recto): 'Tempore henrici huttoste | Maioris Anno domini ml vc xxvmo | Liber debitorum ville Suthampton.'