Source Two: Receipt roll for Easter 5, Henry III

Extract from the Receipt roll for Easter 5, Henry III that records the overall contributions from each of the Jewish settlements across England to the c. 1221 tallage Catalogue Ref: E 401/4, m. 4d).

Latin Transcription

Glouernia Summa XIX li[bris] II s[olidis] IIII d[enariis]

Norwich’ Summa XXVIII li[bris] VII s[olidis] IIII d[enariis]

Wintonia Summa LIII li[bris] VII s[olidis] III ob[olus].

Stanford’ Summa XXXVII li[bris]  XVII s[olidis] XI d[enariis] ob[olus].

Notingham Summa VI li[bris] VI s[olidis] IX d[enariis]

Lincolnia Summa LII li[bris] X s[olidis] III ob[olus].

Cantebr’ Summa XVI li[bris] VI s[olidis] IX d[enariis]

Norhanton’ Summa XLVII li[bris] X s[olidis]

Oxonia Summa XXVII li[bris] VIII s[olidis] II d[enariis]

Ebor’ Summa CLXIIII li[bris] X s[olidis]

Bristoll’ Summa XXII li[bris] XII s[olidis] IX d[enariis]

Herefordia Summa XXXI li[bris] IX s[olidis] V d[enariis]

Wigornia Summa LXI s[olidis] II d[enariis]

Kantuaria Summa LII li[bris] VIII s[olidis] X d[enariis]


Londonia Summa IIII li[bris] X s[olidis] IIII d[enariis]

Exonia Summa VIII li[bris] V s[olidis] VIII d[enariis]

Colecestria Summa XLVIII s[olidis] IX d[enariis]

Summa DCLIIII li[bris] III s[olidis] V d[enariis] ob[olus].


Simplified translation

Gloucester Total – 19 pounds, 2 shillings, 4 pence.

Norwich Total – 27 pounds, 7 shillings, 4 pence.

Winchester Total – 53 pounds, 7 shillings, 1 pence.

Stamford Total – 37 pounds, 17 shillings, 11 pence.

Nottingham Total – 6 pounds, 6 shillings, 9 pence.

Lincoln Total – 52 pounds, 10 shillings, 1 and a half pence.

Cambridge Total – 16 pounds, 6 shillings, 9 pence.

Northampton Total – 47 pounds, 10 shillings.

Oxford Total – 27 pounds, 8 shillings, 2 pence.

York Total – 164 pounds, 10 shillings.

Bristol Total – 22 pounds, 12 shillings, 9 pence.

Hereford Total – 31 pounds, 19 shillings, 5 pence.

Worcester Total – 61 shillings, 2 pence [or 3 pounds, 1 shilling and 2 pence]

Canterbury Total – 52 pounds, 8 shillings, 10 pence.

London  Total – 80 pounds, 10 shillings, 4 pence.

Exeter Total – 8 pounds, 5 shillings, 8 pence.

Colchester Total – 48 shillings and 9 pence [or 2 pounds, 8 shillings and 9 pence]

Total – 654 pounds, 3 shillings and 5 and a half pence.

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  1. The total contributions made by each Jewish community to the 1221 tallage are recorded at the end of the Receipt roll. Focus on Source 2 and consider the following questions:
    1. How many Jewish communities contributed to the tallage (tax)?
    2. Which community contributed the most to the tallage (tax)?
    3. Reflecting on key events from last lesson, does the contribution from the York community surprise you? Explain your answer.
    4. Using this extract, explain why historians have called this a ‘prosperous’ age for England’s Jewish communities.