Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/116

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

...Et in soluto dato histrionibus Domine Regine in Regardo per mandatum maioris et ffratrum suorum hoc Anno xx s.... Tubicinarijs Domine Regine per mandatum maioris et fratrum suorum hoc Anno v s.... Tubicinarijs Domini Regis in Regardo hoc Anno x s....

  • Record Translation

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

    ...In payment given to the lady queen's entertainers in reward by order of the mayor and his brethren this year, 20s.... To the lady queen's trumpeters by order of the mayor and his brethren this year, 5s.... To the lord king's trumpeters in reward this year, 10s....

  • Document Description

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/116
    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.

    1605–6; Latin; parchment; 4 membranes attached serially, writing continues on mb [4d], ending on mb [3d], membranes missing at top of roll; 610–710mm x 305mm; unnumbered; 19th-c. paper wrapping with date and names of mayor and city officers inscribed.

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