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WAITS PERFORMING FOR KING HENRY VII

Payments for waits in the accounts of King Henry VII

From "Records of English Court Music, vol 7", edited by Andrew Ashbee.

"Minstrels" of a town may or may not be waits, but do seem to be official town musicians of some sort.


31 Jul 1492     The shamews of Madeston in rewarde     6s. 8d.

24 Sep 1492     The mynstrels of Sandwich in reward     10s.

18 Oct 1492     The waytes of Canterbury     10s.

18 Oct 1492     The waytes of Dover     6s. 8d.

30 Apr 1493     The waytes of Coventrie     10s.

13 May 1493     The waytes of North[am]pton     8s. 4d.

5 Apr 1494     The waytes of Derteford     3s. 4d.

14-19 Feb 1496     The mynystrels of Royne [Rouen]     40s.

10 May 1496     The waites of London     20s.

9 Aug 1496     The waytes of Salesbury     6s. 8d.

25 Aug 1496     The waytes of Cecetr [Chester]     6s. 8d.

6-8 Nov 1496     The mynystrelx of London     20s.

29 Nov 1496     The mynystrelx of Londoin    13s. 4d.

25 Apr 1497     The waytes of London     10s.

10 Jun 1497     The mynystrelx of Northampton     10s.

10 Jun 1497     The waytes of Leynest [Leicester]     13s. 4d.

10 Oct 1497     The mynystrelx of Excester     10s.

4-9 Feb 1498     The waites of London and Kingeston     13s. 4d

29 Apr – 4 May 1498     The mynstrelles of Canterbury     6s. 8d.

19-25 Aug 1498     The waytes of Norwich     10s.

26-31 Aug 1498     The waites of [Kings] Lynne     8s. 4d.

2-4 Sep 1498     The waytes of Cambrige     10s.

16-18 Sep     The waites at Northampton     10s.

22 Feb 1499     The waites of Kingeston     3s. 4d.

6 Jun 1499     The waites of London     20s.

5-11 Jan 1500     The waites of London     10s.

24 Dec 1500     The waites of Abyndon     3s. 4d.

23 Apr 1501     The waites of London     10s.

12 Jun 1501     The mynystrelles of Caunterbury     5s.

21 Sep 1505     The waytes of Salisbury     5s.

8 May 1506     The waytes of Walsinghm     5s.

31 Jul 1507     The mynstrelles of Cambridge     6s. 8d.


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