mb [4d] (29 September–29 September) (External expenses)
...And allowed to the same (accountants the sum) paid to the earl of Worcester's entertainers by order of the mayor in this year, 5s 10d....
Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
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.
1567–8; Latin; parchment; 5 membranes attached serially, writing continues on mb [5d], ending on mb [2d]; 470–760mm x 270mm; unnumbered; 19th-c. paper wrapping with date and names of mayor and city officers inscribed.