Yule Ball 2018 – Constitvtio Domvs Episcopi

The staff of Yule Ball, according to the Constitvtio Domvs Regis (Disposition of the King’s Household), a document dated to c.1136 during the Reign of King Henry I of England, the time of Buckden Palace belonging to Bishop Alexander of Lincoln.

PositionIncumbentAllowance
The StewardsNicholas de Estleche, principalis et praeco
Nero Lupo, vicarius
The stewards have the same as the Chancellor if they dine outside the household; if they dine in, they have 3 shillings and 6 pence and two salted loaves of the king’s bread and one measure of ordinary wine and a full candle allowance.
Master butler and mistress of the ballAlke van dem MeerHas the same as the stewards and one allowance in the same way.
MusiciansvacanciesThe customary food.
Cook of the Principal KitchenOlof of Flintheath Will dine in the household.
Cook of the Principal Kitchen’s womanHrefna Einarsdotter3 halfpence.
Usher of the Principal KitchenAlessandra di Riario d’AretinaThe customary food.
Kitchen ServantsAnjuli Longship
Haesel Berneslai
Milada von Schnecken
Myfanwy Bullen (either or)
Orianna Nic Kendrick
Tomyris di Cavallino et maritus
vacancies
The customary food only.
BakerWolfram von FalkensteinWill dine in the household.
The Kitchenware SuperintendentDelia de ElyWill dine in the household, and a packhorse with its allowance.
The Kitchenware Superintendent’s men and womenAriel of Lindisfarne
Hrafn
Myfanwy Bullen (either or)
vacancies
3 halfpence.
Master Dispenser of the Bread and WineRanulf li NorreisIf they dine outside the bishop’s household, have 2 shillings and 10 pence a day, and one salted loaf of the bishop’s bread and one measure of ordinary wine and one large candle and twenty candle pieces; if they dine in they have 10 pence and a half-measure of ordinary wine and a full candle allowance.
DispensersAryanhwy merch Catmael
Eadbald Pieman alias Underbridge
Eularia Trewe
Gilbert Blakthorn
Hrafn
Katherine of Glastonbury
vacancies
If they dine outside the household, they have 19 pence a day and one salted loaf of the bishop’s bread and one measure of ordinary wine and one large candle and twenty candle pieces; if they dine in they have 10 pence and a half-measure of ordinary wine and a full candle allowance.
Master MarshalAlexandre d’AvignonIf he dines outside the household, has 2 shillings a day and one salted loaf of the bishop’s bread and one measure of ordinary wine and one little wax candle and twenty four candle pieces. But if he dines in, he has 14 pence a day and a half measure of ordinary wine and a full candle allowance.
Marshal of RapierRebecca of FlintheathWhen she stays outside of court has 2 pence a day and one quarter gallon of ordinary wine and three candle pieces. If she is in, 3 pence a day to her men and a full allowance of candles.
Marshal of Rapier’s ManCernac the Navigator3 halfpence.
Marshal of ArchersEldgrimr JonssonWhen he stays outside of court has 2 pence a day and one quarter gallon of ordinary wine and three candle pieces. If he is in, 3 pence a day to her men and a full allowance of candles.
ExchequerEularia TreweShe ought to have receipts for the gifts and payments which are made from the bishop’s treasure and from his chamber, and she ought to have receipts against all episcopal officials, serving as witness for everything.
Tapestry SuperintendentBella DonnaWill dine in the household and when she was having the tapestries carried, she has allowance for one man and one packhorse.
Tapestry Superintendent’s men and womenAgatha of Norwich
Myfanwy Bullen
Pernel Chaloner
vacancies
3 halfpence.
Tapestry Superintendent’s packhorsevacantOats and grooming.