Hampshire, Winchester, 1514–15

Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/53

mb [3] (29 September–29 September)


<.......> <.>n soluto ministralibus Domini Regis hoc Anno x s.

Summa x s. ...

  • Record Translation

    mb [3] (29 September–29 September)


    <.......> in payment to minstrels of the lord king this year, 10s.

    Total 10s


  • Glossed Terms
    • ministralis, -is n m a servant; here likely a minstrel
  • Document Description

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/53
    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 year runs from Michaelmas to Michaelmas.

    1514–15; Latin; parchment; 3 membranes originally attached serially, but mb [2] now separated from mb [1] and mb [3] partly detached from mb [2], writing continues on mb [3d] and ends there; 657–775mm x 185mm; badly damaged down the left hand side, marginal headings and first few words of each line missing; 19th-c. paper wrapper with date and names of mayor and city officers transcribed.

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