Winchester College Bursars' Accounts

Winchester College Archives: 22136

mb [3d] (27 September–26 September) (External expenses)


...Et in datis Ministrallis Domini Comitis de Arundell venientibus ad Collegium xvo die mensis Ianuarij ex curialitate domini Custodis xx d.... Et in datis Ministrallis Regis venientibus ad Collegium iiijo die Maij cum viij d. dato Citharedo Mauricij Berkeley viijo die Augusti cum xij d. datis iiij Ministrallis alijs venientibus ad collegium iijo die Octobris & cum viij d. datis lusoribus de Ciuitate Wyntonie venientibus ad collegium in apparatu suo mense Iulij v s. viij d....

  • Record Translation

    mb [3d] (27 September–26 September) (External expenses)


    ...And as gifts to minstrels of the lord earl of Arundel coming to the college 15 January out of the courtesy of the lord warden, 20d ... And as gifts to minstrels of the king coming to the college 4 May, with 8d given to a harper of Maurice Berkeley 8 August, with 12d paid four other minstrels coming to the college 3 October, and with 8d given to players of the city of Winchester coming to the college in their apparel in the month of July, 5s 8d...

  • Glossed Terms
    • Wintonia, -ie n f Winchester; Wyntonia, -ie
  • Document Description

    Record title: Winchester College Bursars' Accounts
    Repository: Winchester College Archives
    Shelfmark: 22136
    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.

    1466–7; Latin; parchment; 6 membranes, attached serially; 210–840mm x 275–8mm; unnumbered.

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