Hampshire, Winchester, 1517–18

Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/56

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mb [2d] (29 September–29 September) (Payments and gifts)

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Et insoluto ministralibus domini Regis hoc Anno x s....

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  • Record Translation

    mb [2d] (29 September–29 September) (Payments and gifts)

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    And in payment to minstrels of the lord King this year, 10s....

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

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/56
    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.

    1517–18; Latin; parchment; 2 membranes attached serially, writing continues on mb [2d], ending on mb [1d]; 750–815mm x 230mm; some discolouration, otherwise in good condition; 19th-c. paper wrapping with date and names of mayor and city officers inscribed.

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