Winchester College Bursars' Accounts

Winchester College Archives: 22121

mb [3d] (1 October 1446–30 November 1447) (External expenses)


...In datis ministrallis domini Cardinalis venientibus ad Collegium vltimo die Decembris xvj d....

  • Footnotes
    • Cardinalis: Henry Beaufort (1375?–1447), bishop of Winchester (1404–47) and cardinal (1426/7–47)
  • Record Translation

    mb [3d] (1 October 1446–30 November 1447) (External expenses)


    ...As gifts to minstrels of the lord cardinal coming to the college on the last day of December, 16d...

  • Document Description

    Record title: Winchester College Bursars' Accounts
    Repository: Winchester College Archives
    Shelfmark: 22121
    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.

    1446–7; Latin; parchment; 6 membranes, attached serially; 625–837mm x 270–85mm; unnumbered.

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