Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/111

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

...In soluto histrionibus domine Regine hoc Anno xx s....


  • Record Translation

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

    ...In payment to the lady queen's entertainers this year, 20s....


  • Document Description

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/111
    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.

    1596–7; Latin; parchment; 4 membranes attached serially, writing continues on mb [4d], ending on mb [3d]; 610–90mm x 255–70mm; membrane missing from beginning of roll, some damage to left hand side; paper wrapping.

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