Winchester College Bursars' Accounts

Winchester College Archives: 22138

mb [3d] (24 September–23 September) (External expenses)


...Et in datis mimis Ciuitatis Wintonie & alijs duobus mimis venientibus ad Collegium in septimana Natalis Domini xvj d.... Et in datis ministrallis Domini Comitis de Arundell xx d.... Et in dato cuidam ministrallo Domini Warwici venienti ad Collegium in ffesto Sancti Georgij viij d.... et in datis iij mimis Domini Regis venientibus ad Collegium mense Iunjj xij d.... Et in dato vni ministrallo per Custodem iiij d....

  • Record Translation

    mb [3d] (24 September–23 September) (External expenses)


    ...And as gifts to performers of the city of Winchester and two other performers coming to the college in the week of Christmas, 16d ... And as gifts to minstrels of the lord earl of Arundel, 20d ... And as a gift to a certain minstrel of the lord of Warwick coming to the college on the feast of St George, 8d ... And as gifts to three performers of the lord king coming to the college in the month of June, 12d ... And as a gift to one minstrel by the warden, 4d...

  • Glossed Terms
    • Wintonia, -ie n f Winchester; Wyntonia, -ie
    • Warwicus, -i n m Warwick
  • Document Description

    Record title: Winchester College Bursars' Accounts
    Repository: Winchester College Archives
    Shelfmark: 22138
    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.

    1468–9; Latin; parchment; 5 membranes, attached serially; 530–782mm x 272–80mm; unnumbered.

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