Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/59

sheet [4] (Payments and gifts)

...Et in Soluto ministralibus domini Regis ex dono Ciuitatis hoc Anno x s....

  • Record Translation

    sheet [4] (Payments and gifts)

    ...And in payment to minstrels of the lord king from the gift of the city this year, 10s....

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

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/59
    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.

    This is a paper account, likely a draft, dated by the HRO using the name of the mayor to c 1521–2.

    1521–2; Latin; paper; 4 sheets attached serially, writing continues on sheet [4d], ending on sheet [1d]; 165–385mm x 270mm; unnumbered; damage to heading of sheet [1], otherwise in good condition; 19th-c. paper wrapping with suggested date 13–14 Hen VIII, 1519–20, or 1520–1, 1522, and names of city officers inscribed, also inscribed 'the year that the Emperor Charles V came to Winton.'

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