Hampshire, Winchester, 1429–30

Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/16

mb [1] (29 September–29 September) (Mayor's expenses)

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...Et de vj s. viij d. soluti sex ministrallis Comitis de Warwyk Et de iij s. iiij d. soluti tribus ministrallis domini Walteri de Hungerford Et de xij d. vni ministrallo Comitis de Salusbery Et de iiij s. soluti quatuor ministrallis Comitis de Hundyngton Et de xij d. soluti duobus ministrallis domini le Betrewes Et de xx. d. soluti duobus ministrallis ducis Eboracum Et de vj s. viij d. soluti septem ministrallis Ducis Gloucestrie...

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  • Record Translation

    mb [1] (29 September–29 September) (Mayor's expenses)

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    ...And (the mayor seeks allowance) for 6s 8d paid to six minstrels of the earl of Warwick. And for 3s 4d paid to three minstrels of the Lord Walter of Hungerford. And for 12d to one minstrel of the earl of Salisbury. And for 4s paid to four minstrels of the earl of Huntingdon. And of 12d paid to two minstrels of the Lord Botreaux. And for 20d paid to two minstrels of the duke of York. And for 6s 8d paid to seven minstrels of the Duke of Gloucester...

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  • Endnote

    Lord Walter of Hungerford was Walter, 1st Baron Hungerford (1378–1449), whose principal residence was Farleigh Hungerford Castle in Somerset. Lord 'le Betrewes' was William, 3rd Baron Botreaux (1388/9–1462), who resided at Botreaux Castle in Cornwall.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/16
    Repository location: Winchester

    The chamberlains' 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 accounting period runs from Michaelmas to Michaelmas.

    1429–30; Latin; parchment; single membrane; 705mm x 275mm; unnumbered; written on one side only; 19th-c. paper wrapping with date and names of mayor and city offices inscribed.

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