Hordarian's Accounts of St Swithun's Priory

HRO: DC/A5/6/1

mb [2] (29 September–29 September) (Hordarian's expenses and gratuities)


...In vino misso Celerario Infirmario hostilario & Episcopo Iuuenum die Innocentium .ij. s....


  • Record Translation

    mb [2] (29 September–29 September) (Hordarian's expenses and gratuities)

    ...In wine given to the cellarer, infirmarer, ostler, and bishop of the boys on the day of the Innocents, 2s....

  • Glossed Terms
    • episcopus, -i n m bishop; ~ puerorum, ~ iuuenum boy bishop, a boy, originally a choirboy in a cathedral or other collegiate church or a student in an almonry school, chosen to act as a mock bishop in liturgical and other observances on the feast of St Nicholas or of the Holy Innocents
    • iuuenis, -is adj young; as subst a youth, young person, in CL a young adult; here, a boy; see episcopus
  • Document Description

    Record title: Hordarian's Accounts of St Swithun's Priory
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: DC/A5/6/1
    Repository location: Winchester

    The hordarian was responsible for the 'hoard,' mainly the perishables such as bread, beer, meat, and fish used in the refectory. The accounts include receipts from rents of several manors and payments for the purchase of food stuffs and other material used by the priory.

    This manuscript was formerly housed at Winchester Cathedral Library, shelfmark W53/13/1. The account runs from Michaelmas to Michaelmas.

    1326–37; Latin; parchment; 7 mbs, attached at the top (originally separate documents, attached when repaired); 208–310mm x 460–832mm; some written both sides, others 1 side only; some damaged edges and a good deal of fading near the edges. The membranes have been attached so that the oldest accounts come after the newer, except that the most recent account, for 1336–7, is on mb [2], with the account for 1335–6 on mb [1].

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