Hampshire, Winchester, 1412–13

Winchester College Bursars' Accounts

Winchester College Archives: 22094

mb [2d] (29 September–29 September) (External expenses)

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...In dato seruienti patris Willelmi ffarnham scolaris collegij in die sanctorum Innocentium deferenti victuales usque Collegium xij d. In datis diuersis hominibus de Roppeley eodem die tripidiantibus & cantantibus cantelanas in aula coram Episcopo scolarium xx d.... In dato Ricardo de Hida ministrallo venienti ad Collegium tempore quo dominus Iohannes fforest & domina de ffromond & alijs generosis inuitati fuerunt ad nuptias ⸢prandium⸣ vj d....

mb [3d]

...In dato cuidam ministrallo venienti ad Collegium viij d.

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  • Footnotes
    • inuitati: 7 minims for inui
  • Record Translation

    mb [2d] (29 September–29 September) (External expenses)

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    ...As a gift to a servant of the father of William Farnham, scholar of the college, bearing victuals to the college on the day of the Holy Innocents, 12d. As gifts to various men of Ropley dancing and singing songs on the same day in the hall before the scholars' bishop, 20d ... As a gift to Richard of Hida, minstrel, coming to the college at the time when Lord John Forest and Lady de Fromond and other nobles were invited to lunch, 6d...

    mb [3d]

    ...As a gift to a certain minstrel coming to the college, 8d...

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  • Glossed Terms
    • cantalena, -e n f var of cantilena [DML]; cantalona, -e; cantelana, -e
  • Endnote

    The minstrel 'Ricardo de Hida' likely came from Hyde Abbey, the Benedictine monastery located just north of Winchester's city walls. 'domina de ffromond' may be the wife of John Fromond, who was steward of the college at this time (VCH: Hampshire, vol 5, pp 14–19, British History Online, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/hants/vol5 [accessed 19 June 2018]).

  • Document Description

    Record title: Winchester College Bursars' Accounts
    Repository: Winchester College Archives
    Shelfmark: 22094
    Repository location: Winchester

    The bursars' accounts were kept annually by the two bursars, one of whom was elected each year and served as the junior bursar, becoming senior bursar the following year. Their accounts included all the college finances, beginning with receipts from the rents of manors and estates owned by the college. Expenses are divided into sections: chapel, hall, kitchen, pantry, stable, and garden; stipends to chaplains, scholars, and others; and external expenses and gifts (the last two the sections where payments to entertainers were normally entered). The rolls have paper wrappers, some of which contain notes made by later bursars. The account year varies considerably but most often runs roughly from Michaelmas to Michaelmas.

    1412–13; Latin; parchment; 9 membranes, attached serially; 552–740mm x 150–252mm; unnumbered; computus and part of rents missing from membrane 1, possibly cut off.

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