Winchester College Bursars' Accounts

Winchester College Archives: 22131

mb [4d] (23 September–23 September) (Necessary expenses)

...Et in datis duobus ministrallis quorum unus erat Ducis Eboracum & alteri Comitis Arundell venientibus ad Collegium in festo Assumptionis beate Marie xx d....


  • Record Translation

    mb [4d] (23 September–23 September) (Necessary expenses)

    ...And as gifts to two minstrels, one of whom was of the duke of York and the other of the earl of Arundel, coming to the college on the feast of the Assumption of the blessed Mary, 20d...


  • Document Description

    Record title: Winchester College Bursars' Accounts
    Repository: Winchester College Archives
    Shelfmark: 22131
    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.

    1457–8; Latin; parchment; 6 membranes, attached serially; 325–849mm x 275–8mm; unnumbered.

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