Sacrist's Accounts of St Swithun's Priory

HRO: DC/A5/10/1

mb [2] (29 September–29 September) (Gratuities and gifts)

... vino misso Episcopo Iuuenum in die sanctorum Innocentium hoc Anno xij d....


  • Record Translation

    mb [2] (29 September–29 September) (Gratuities and gifts)

    ... wine given to the bishop of the boys on the day of the Innocents this year 12d...


  • 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: Sacrist's Accounts of St Swithun's Priory
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: DC/A5/10/1
    Repository location: Winchester

    The sacrist was responsible for the cathedral church and the services held there. Receipts in the accounts include burial fees, as well as rents from some of the priory's estates. The following accounts are transcribed in Kitchin and Madge, Chapter of Winchester.

    This manuscript was formerly housed at the Winchester Cathedral Library, shelfmark W53/13/16.

    1536–7; Latin; parchment; 2 membranes, attached serially, written on rectos only; 382–786mm x 297mm; paper wrapper with title: 'Cathedral Doc. I.'

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