Hampshire, Winchester, 1418–19

City Account Roll

HRO: W/E1/14, item [3]

mb [1] (29 September–29 September)


Et de xx d. datis ij ministrallis Ducis Bedeford ... Et de iij s. iiij d. datis ij ministrallis Domini Episcopi Et de xij d. dat j ministrallo Comitis Warrwici...

mb [1d] (External expenses)

...xx s. expendis in donis et victualibus ministrallis...

  • Footnotes
    • Episcopi: Henry Beaufort (1375?–1447), bishop of Winchester (1404–47) and cardinal (1426/7–47)
  • Record Translation

    mb [1] (29 September-29 September)


    And (the chamberlains render account) of 20d given to two minstrels of the duke of Bedford ... and of 3s 4d given to two minstrels of the lord bishop. And of 12d given to one minstrel of the earl of Warwick...

    mb [1d] (External expenses)

    ...20s spent in gifts and victuals to minstrels...

  • Endnote

    This section of mb [1] has no marginal heading, but it has been bracketed together.

  • Document Description

    Record title: City Account Roll
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/14, item [3]
    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.

    1418–19; Latin; parchment; 3 membranes, unattached; 50–680mm x 200–57mm; unnumbered; mbs [1] and [3] written on both sides, mbs [1] and [2] are the chamberlains' accounts, mb [3] is the account of the 'bagmen'and 'lagmen'; mb [2] is a very damaged fragment, otherwise in good condition; the three membranes are part of a composite city account roll for 1416–20.

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