Winchester College Bursars' Accounts

Winchester College Archives: 22217

f [394] (25 June–23 September 1597) (Expenses for buildings and repairs)

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Item pro 13 lychnis pro theatro iiij s.
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Item pro 11 C 50 pedibus asserum pro theatro precio 1 C vj s. 8d. iij li. xvj s. viij d.

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  • Record Translation

    f [394] (25 June–23 September 1597) (Expenses for buildings and repairs)

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    Likewise for thirteen links for the theatre 4s
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    Likewise for 1,150 feet of board for the theatre at a price of 6s 8d per hundred £3 16s 8d

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  • Glossed Terms
    • linck n link, torch(?) [OEDO link n.3 1.a]; linke
  • Endnote

    There is a pointing hand in the left hand margin of the entry concerning boards for the theatre, possibly in pencil.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Winchester College Bursars' Accounts
    Repository: Winchester College Archives
    Shelfmark: 22217
    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, the kitchen, pantry, stable, and garden; stipends to chaplains, scholars, and others; external expenses and gifts (the last two the sections where payments to entertainers were normally entered). In 1556 the system of annual rolls adopted at the founding of the college was changed to keeping the accounts in book form. The accounts run roughly from Michaelmas to Michaelmas but with each year divided into quarters.

    The manuscript flyleaves are two leaves from a fourteenth-century English copy of the Legenda Aurea compiled (after 1259) by Jacobus de Voragine (1212–98), archbishop of Genoa, containing parts of the lives of Saints Clement I, Pope (ff 1,2), and Catherine (ff 3,4).

    1583–99; Latin; paper; ii + 462 + ii; 300mm x 200mm; unnumbered; one originally buckled, buckle missing, title on spine: 'Burs: ab 1583 ad 1599.'

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