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Minstrels and Musicians

who received rewards from the chamberlains of Nottingham

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Minstrels'/musicians' master
Number
Dates
Rewards
Lord Hunsdon
1/plural
1537-8, 1571-2, 1574-5, 1582-3 (bis), 1584-5
20d; 16d; 2s; 10s; 10s; 12d
Queen
1/plural
1537-8; 1586-7
12d; ?
Privy Seal
1
1537-8
12d
Lord Hastings
plural
1537-8
12d
Mr Sacheverel
1/plural
1537-8, 1577-8
8d; 12d
(Sir) John Byron
plural
1537-8, 1558-9, 1589-90
12d; 12d; 6d
Mr Hoker
1
1537-8
12d
Earl of Rutland
1
1541-2, 1543-4 (named as Pyke and his fellow)
12d; 2s
King's
plural
1541-2, 1543-4, 1546-7
3s4d; 3s4d; 5s (Christmas)
Mr Manners
1
1546-7
4d
Earl of Warwick
plural
1546-7, 1577-8
2s; ?
Earl of Hertford
plural
1546-7
8d
Earl of Shrewsbury
1
1557-8, 1588-9
6d; 6d
Sir Gervase Clifton
1
1557-8
8d
Sir Thomas Cockayne
1/plural/3
1557-8, 1571-2 (bis), 1575-6
4d; 8d; 12d; 8d
Mr Babington
1
1546-7, 1557-8
4d; 4d
Mr Pierrepont
plural
1558-9, 1588-9, 1589-90, 1591-2
8d; 6d; 6d; torn
Lord Audley
plural
1558-9
12d
Mr Stanhope
plural
1568-9 (bis), 1573-4, 1574-5, 1582-3 (bis), 1585-6, 1586-7 (bis)
8d; 12d; 12d; 12d; 8d; 8d; 8d; 8d; 6d
Sir Brian Tuck
plural
1568-9
12d
Mr Shirley
plural
1568-9
12d
Lord Dacre
plural
1568-9
16d
Sir John Constable
plural
1568-9
12d
Sir Humphrey Winfield
plural
1568-9
8d
Lord Willoughby
plural
1571-2, 1573-4, 1576-7, 1577-8, 1585-6, 1586-7 (bis), 1588-9, 1589-90, 1591-2
16d; 2s; 2s; 16d; 12d; 8d; 6d; 12d; 6d; 12d
Sir John Gresley
plural
1571-2
12d
Sir William Hollis
plural
1571-2, 1573-4, 1577-8, 1578-9
12d; 12d; 12d; 12d
Mr Forman
plural
1571-2
4d
Mr Paulet (Pollyt)
plural
1571-2
12d
Mr Cotton
plural
1571-2
8d
Mistress Leech
plural
1573-4
12d
Mr Sample
plural
1573-4, 1574-5
20d; 12d
Mr Dimmock
plural
1573-4
12d
Mr Tewny
plural
1573-4
12d
Earl of Worcester
plural
1573-4
5s
Baron of Kinderton
plural
1574-5
2s
Mr Conys
plural
1574-5
16d
Earl of Bath
plural
1574-5
12d
Earl of Leicester
plural
1575-6, 1576-7, 1586-7
1s8d; 1s8d; ?
Earl of Lincoln
plural
1575-6, 1576-7
1s8d; 1s8d
Sir Thomas Stanhope
plural
1575-6, 1576-7 (bis), 1577-8, 1578-9, 1580-1, 1581-2, 1584-5, 1586-7 (bis), 1587-8 (bis), 1588-9 (tres), 1589-90, 1591-2 (tres)
12d; 6d; 12d; 16d; 12d; 12d; 12d; 12d; 8d; 4d; 4d; 4d; 6d; 6d; 4d; 6d; 6d; 6d; 6d
Sir Edward Dimmock
plural
1576-7, 1580-1, 1586-7
2s; 16d; 8d
Lord Dudley
plural
1576-7, 1577-8
2s; 3s4d
Mr Markham
plural
1577-8, 1585-6, 1588-9, 1591-2
2s; 8d; 4d; 4d
Sir Thomas Venables
plural
1577-8
12d
Mr Poutrel
plural
1577-8, 1581-2
12d; 6d
Mr Bradley
plural
1577-8
12d
Earl of Essex
plural
1577-8, 1578-9, 1580-1, 1581-2, 1587-8 (bis)
2s; 2s; 2s6d; 2s; ?; ?
Lord Stafford
plural
1577-8
20d
Mr FitzWilliam (few Wyllyam)
plural
1577-8, 1578-9, 1580-1, 1584-5
2s; 16d; 12d; 16d
Mr Radliffe
plural
1577-8
6d
Sir George Turpin
plural
1577-8
12d
Lord Mounteagle
plural
1577-8
16d
Lord Darcy
plural
1577-8, 1578-9, 1579-80, 1591-2
16d; 16d; 6d; 6d
Sir Thomas Danby
plural
1578-9, 1579-80, 1584-5
12d; 12d; 8d
Sir Francis Knolles
plural
1578-9
13s4d
Mr Terrall
plural
1578-9
12d
Lord Harworth
plural
1578-9
?
Earl of Sussex
plural
1579-80, 1585-6 (bis), 1587-8
20s; ?; ?; ?
Mr Dethick
plural
1580-1 (bis)
8d; 8d
Lord Sheffield
plural
1580-1, 1581-2
5s; 6s8d
Mr Ferrers
plural
1580-1, 1587-8
2s; 6d
Sir Francis Drake
plural
1580-1
16d
Sir John Howcraft
plural
1581-2
12d
Earl of Oxford
plural
1581-2, 1582-3 (bis)
5s; 6s8d; 6s8d
Mr Munson
plural
1584-5
6d
Earl of Cumberland
plural
1584-5, 1591-2
12d; 12d
Lord Morley
plural
1585-6
?
Sir Andrew Knolles
plural
1585-6, 1586-7, 1591-2
12d; 8d; 8d
Mr Henry Cavendish
plural
1586-7 (bis); 1587-8, 1588-9
12d; 8d; 8d; 8d
Mr Chauncely
plural
1586-7
8d
Mr Barlow
plural
1586-7
6d
(Arch)bishop of York
plural
1586-7
12d
Mr Zouche
plural
1586-7
6d
Sir George Hastings
plural
1587-8 (bis)
?; 4d
Mr Werler
plural
1587-8
6d
Mr Ambrose
plural
1587-8
4d
Mr Varnes
plural
1587-8
4d
Sir John Munson
plural
1587-8, 1591-2
12d; 12d
Mr Dutton of Dutton
plural
1587-8
8d
Lord Stafford
plural
1588-9
12d
Lord Berkeley
plural
1588-9
4d
Sir Anthony Strelley
plural
1588-9
3d
Mr Clifford of Lincolnshire
plural
1589-90
6d
Sir Thomas Donkey of Yorkshire
plural
1589-90
4d
Mr Vaux
plural
1591-2
torn
Mr Francis Cockayne
plural
1591-2
3d
Sir Thomas Tresham
plural
1591-2
4d
Sir Charles Cavendish
plural
1591-2
8d
Lord Chief Justice
plural
1591-2
6d


Notes ? = combined reward to musicians and players; Mr = Master; further identifications to be concluded.

One of the issues with travelling musicians and waits is the impact of the decline of hospitality from the early 1590s, upon which the Nottingham material sheds some light.


Le jardin du faune by Otto Grimwald