Hampshire, Winchester, 1613–14

Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/119

mb [6d] (29 September–29 September) (External expenses)

...Et in soluto Dato Lusoribus serenissimi Principis x s.... Dato Lusoribus serenissimi Principis xx s....


  • Record Translation

    mb [6d] (29 September–29 September) (External expenses)

    ...And in payment given to the most serene prince's players, 10s.... Given to the most serene prince's players, 20s....


  • Document Description

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/119
    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.

    1613–14; Latin; parchment; 6 membranes attached serially, writing continues on mb [6d], ending on mb [5d]; 530–710mm x 300mm; unnumbered; heading on mb [1] discoloured, otherwise in good condition; 19th-c. paper wrapping (repaired) with date and names of mayor and city officers inscribed.

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