Hampshire, Winchester, 1514–15

Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/54

sheet [6] (29 September–29 September) (Payments and gifts)


Et in soluto ministralibus Domini Regis hoc Anno x s.

Summa x s. ...

  • Record Translation

    sheet [6] (29 September–29 September) (Payments and gifts)


    And 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/E1/54
    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.

    W/E1/54 is a draft or paper copy of W/E1/53, but the draft has been preferred, since W/E1/53 has been torn and is missing information down the left side of this part of the accounts.

    1514–15; Latin; paper; 7 sheets attached serially, writing continues on sheet [6d], ending on sheet [4d]; 430–85mm x 315–65mm; in fair condition, account heading missing; paper wrapping inscribed 'City Roll 6–7 Hen VIII 1514–15, Thomas Hayne Mayor.'

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