Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/93

mb [5] (29 September–29 September) (External expenses)

...Et eidem allocatum solutum histrionibus domini Ambrosij Dudleye hoc Anno vij s.... histrionibus Domini Strange vij s. iij d.... lusori ad le drome pro labore suo precedenti bigas in quibus in sanies mulieres vehebantur hoc Anno iiij d....

  • Record Translation

    mb [5] (29 September–29 September) (External expenses)

    ...And allowed to the same (accountant the sum) paid to Lord Ambrose Dudley's players in this year, 7s.... To Lord Strange's players, 7s 3d.... To the drummer for his work in going before the cart in which the mad women were being carried in this year, 4d....

  • Endnote

    Henry Stanley (1531–93), 12th Baron Strange, succeeded as 13th earl of Derby 24 October 1572.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/93
    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.

    1563–4; Latin; parchment; 6 membranes attached serially, writing continues on mb [6d], ending on mb [3d]; 695–760mm x 310mm; unnumbered; 19th-c. paper wrapping with date and names of mayor and city officers inscribed.

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