More than one account was kept, and more than one obedientiary
was involved in the keeping of accounts, whether in the form of journals, daybooks, "papers," books of provision, books of the household, accounts books, or whatever (Latin terms are not given).
At the conclusion of each period in office, each obedientiary
was required to provide a written account or compotus detailing all monies received and expenses incurred.
Revenue from this was allocated to conventual accounting departments or 'obedientiaries', who used the income to finance their duties within the abbey.(75) The various obedientiary
accounts, which survive in relative abundance, contain many references to property leased by Westminster townspeople, including its musicians.