Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/76

mb [4] (29 September–29 September) (External expenses)


...Et eisdem allocatum solutum histrionibus Regis hoc Anno vj s. ix d....

  • Record Translation

    mb [4] (29 September–29 September) (External expenses)


    ...And to the same (accountants) is allowed (the sum) paid to entertainers of the king this year, 6s 9d....

  • Document Description

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/76
    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.

    1548–9; Latin; parchment; 5 membranes attached serially, writing continues on mb [5d], ending there; 505–717mm x 240–80mm; unnumbered; paper wrapping with date inscribed.

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