Chamberlains' Accounts

HRO: W/E1/123

mb [2d] (29 September–29 September) (External expenses)

...Et in soluto Datum Lusoribus Domini Regis hoc Anno xx s.... Datum Lusoribus Principis Wallie hoc Anno xx s.... Datum Tubicinarijs George Phillpott militis Vicecomitis Southampton hoc Anno ij s. vj d....


  • Record Translation

    mb [2d] (29 September–29 September) (External expenses)

    ...And in payment given to the lord king's players in this year, 20s.... Given to the prince of Wales' players in this year, 20s.... Given to the trumpeters of George Phillpott, knight, sheriff of Southampton, in this year, 2s 6d....


  • Endnote

    The manuscript has been partly damaged by fire, including the last part of external expenses. George Phillpott (d. 1624) was county sheriff, local landowner, and lord of the manor of Thruxton (VCH: Hampshire, vol 4, pp 387–91, British History Online, [accessed 4 November 2018]).

  • Document Description

    Record title: Chamberlains' Accounts
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: W/E1/123
    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.

    1621–2; Latin; parchment; 5 membranes attached serially, writing continues on mb [5d], ending on mb [1d];; 515–685mm x 240–330mm; unnumbered; minor damage to left hand side of roll sometimes effecting text, otherwise in good condition; 19th-c. paper wrapping with date and names of mayor and city officers inscribed.

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