Hampshire, Winchester, 1416–17

City Account Roll

HRO: W/E1/14, item [1]

mb [2] (Gifts) (29 September–29 September)


Et in donis iiij. ministrallis duci Glowcestrie ad festum Purificationis beate Marie. iij. s. iiij. d.... Et in donis iiij ministrallis Baronis de Carrw. xx. d.... et in donis vj. ministrallis vz. Iohanni halyday & socijs suis ministrallis domini Regis xxv die maij. vj. s. viij. d. Et in donis vj ministrallis vz. Cotwylde & socijs suis ministrallis duci de Clarance ad festum corporis christi. vj. s. viij. d.... Et in donis iiijor ministrallis Comitis Marescalli domini Regis ⸢iij s. iiij d.⸣ ... Et in donis v. ministrallis domini Regis ad festum Sancte <.>' iij s. iiij. d....

  • Footnotes
    • corporis christi: 10 June 1417
    • Comitis Marescalli: John de Mowbray (1392–1432), 2nd duke of Norfolk and earl marshal of England
  • Record Translation

    mb [2] (Gifts) (29 September–29 September)


    And as gifts to four minstrels of the duke of Gloucester on the feast of the Purification of Mary, 3s 4d.... And as gifts to four minstrels of the baron of Carew, 20d.... And in gifts to six minstrels, namely John Halyday and his companions, minstrels of the lord king, 25 May, 6s 8d. And as gifts to six minstrels, namely, Cotwylde and his companions, minstrels of the duke of Clarence on the feast of Corpus Christi, 6s 8d.... And as gifts to four minstrels of the earl marshal of the lord king, 3s 4d.... And as gifts to five minstrels of the lord king at the feast of St <.>, 3s 4d....

  • Endnote

    The indistinct capital letter after 'Sancte' occurs at the right margin, where the scribe used only the initial capital and a mark of abbreviation rather than writing the name in full on the next line.

  • Document Description

    Record title: City Account Roll
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/14, item [1]
    Repository location: Winchester

    The city account rolls record all of the city's income and expenditures. Income comes primarily from annual rents and rates, as well as special levies. Expenditures include the whole range of civic responsibilities, including construction and maintenance of civic structures, annual payments to civic officials, and rewards given to local nobility and gentry (and to their performers). The account rolls up to 1420 incorporate the accounts of several officials (including the mayor, bagmen, aldermen, and clerk of the market), as the chamberlains had not yet been recognized as responsible for all civic finances. The accounting period runs from Michaelmas to Michaelmas.

    1416–17; Latin; parchment; 3 membranes, attached serially; 325–710mm x 250–5mm; unnumbered; mbs [1] and [2] written on one side, mb [3] written on both sides, mbs [1] and [2] are the chamberlains' accounts, mb [3] is the account of the 'bagmen'and 'lagmen'; heading of mb [1] damaged, otherwise in good condition; the 3 membranes are part of a composite city account roll for 1416–20.

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