ixo Maij 1612
Mr Steward I praye you paye vnto Thomas Swinarton and his felowes the Queens maiesties Comedians or players xl s. and is to the end they sholl ‸⸢vse⸣ no suche exercise in this towne This shalbe your warrant for so muche
(signed) Thomas Bedforde Maior
Thomas Swinnerton was a member of Queen Anne's players from 1603/4 until the 1620s (Bentley, Jacobean and Caroline Stage, vol 2, pp 588–9).
Record title: Steward's Voucher
Repository: Southampton City Archives
Repository location: Southampton
The voucher is a loose bill presumably later entered into
the steward's accounts for this year. The steward's accounts for this
year have not survived and the audit accounts for this year in the
Second Book of Debts do not mention the queen's players, presumably lumping
this reward with the other gifts and rewards paid out by the
9 May 1612; English; paper; single sheet; 106mm x 197mm; endorsed: '9 May 1612 | paid the queenes | players 2 li.–0–0.'