Richard Cholmeley's Memorandum Book


f 122v (7 January 1621/2)


Christmas musitions Iohn Sawer & William Boyes xx s. & newyeres ⸢giftes iij s.⸣


f 124 (24 December)


Players the kinges on Christmas eve & Christmas day 3 playes xxx s. Players an other company of ye kinges servantes 13 s. 4 d.


  • Endnote

    The Cholmeley branch of the Cholmley/Cholmeley family was resident at Brandsby Hall.

    The king's players toured extensively in the north in 1621–22, though no other performances in the North Riding are documented (P&P).

  • Document Description

    Record title: Richard Cholmeley's Memorandum Book
    Repository: NYCRO
    Shelfmark: ZQG XII 3/1
    Repository location: Northallerton

    On the Cholmeley family and their documents, see the Introduction. The memorandum book is not a formal account, as much of it is taken up with miscellaneous notes and there does not appear to be a formal accounting year.

    1602–15 February 1622/3; English; paper; 138 leaves bound in 3 volumes: 1–14 and 126–138, 15–80, 81–125; 330mm x 225mm (mounts); modern foliation 1–138; originals in poor condition; mounted on modern archival paper and sewn in modern marbled paper boards covered in buff fabric, parchment cover (from a 15th-c. liturgical manuscript) slipped in separate folder along with several fragments.

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