Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/102

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

...Et eidem allocatum solutum Histrionibus Comitis Darbie per mandatum maioris viz. Magistri Edwardi White hoc Anno viij s. iiij d....

mb [4d]

...Et eidem allocatum solutum Simoni Goodman pro feodo suo ludendo super le dromme pro dicto Anno viij d....

  • Record Translation

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

    ...And allowed to the same (accountant the sum) paid to entertainers of the earl of Derby by order of the mayor, namely Mr Edward White, this year, 8s 4d....

    mb [4d]

    ...And allowed to the same (accountant the sum) paid to Simon Goodman for his fee for playing on the drum for the said year, 8d....

  • Document Description

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/102
    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.

    1580–1; Latin; parchment; 5 membranes attached serially, writing continues on mb [5d], ending on mb [1d]; 485–730mm x 350mm; unnumbered; some discolouration on mbs [1–2], otherwise in good condition; 19th-c. paper wrapping with date and names of mayor and city officers inscribed.

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