mb  (29 September–29 September)
...On wine given to the bishop of the boys, 12d...
The meaning of 'Cappis' is not entirely clear. The same word appears after the name of each of the feast days from 26 to 29 December, and it appears in DC/A5/1 in the entry for 1492 as 'cappis' with no abbreviation mark. We have translated 'cappis' as 'with copes,' believing that this may indicate a 'dies caparum,' a special feast day when the monks would wear copes (R.E. Latham and D.R. Howlett (comps), Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources, sv 'dies,' 8a and 'cappa,' 5d).
Record title: Diet or Refectorian's Accounts of St Swithun's Priory
Repository location: Winchester
The refectorian received foodstuffs from the hordarian and passed them on to the kitchener. The account gives details of what was consumed each day. Both the top and bottom of the roll have been lost, so it lacks both the heading and colophon that would have provided the date. The Hampshire Record Office identifies the date thus: 'the roll records Easter as on 16 April. This dates the roll to 1441, 1503, 1514 or 1525. Other internal evidence indicates that it must refer to Easter 1514 (eg the creation of Henry Broke as sub-prior for the first time). As the roll covers the period from Michaelmas to Michaelmas, the date of this roll must be 1513–1514.'
This manuscript was formerly housed at Winchester
Cathedral Library, shelfmark W53/13/7.
1513–14; Latin; parchment; 5 membranes, attached serially, written both sides; 295mm x 670–815mm; very delicate condition with pieces lost at the edges and holes, section with relevant record in good condition.