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Declared Accounts: Hanaper

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 25, 1711. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1952.

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Hanaper

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: HANAPER.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1718 [E351/1718]. AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1398 ROLL 255 [A.O.1/1398/255].
THOMAS EDWARDS and JOSEPH WHITEHEAD, holders in survivorship of the Office of Clerk or Keeper of the Hanaper.
Michaelmas 1710 to Michaelmas 1711.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: respited moneys in the hands of divers persons as at the foot of the last Account 373 7 3
money in the hands of Henry Seymour, late Clerk of the Hanaper, as shown at the foot of the last Account 778 13 0
1,152 0 3
Receipts: money received of the issues and profits of Charters or Letters Patent, Commissions, Indentures and other Deeds:
small patents; 403 at 2s. each 40 6 0
sheriffs' patents; 48 at 3s. each 7 4 0
commissions of sewers; 5 at 2s. 6d. each 0 12 6
exemplifications; 19 at 16s. 4d. each 15 10 4
deaneries; three at 16s. 4d. each 2 9 0
archdeaconries and prebends; four at 16s. 4d. each 3 5 4
presentations; 47 at 16s. 4d. each 38 7 8
dispensations; 60 at 16s. 4d. each 49 0 0
'Congedeslier' (congés d'eslire), royal assents, 'commendams' and restitutions of temporalities; seven at 16s. 4d. each 5 14 4
grants of office for life; one at 49s. 2 9 0
ditto ditto; three at 32s. 8d. each 4 18 0
ditto ditto; one at 16s. 4d. 0 16 4
ditto during pleasure; 18 at 32s. 8d. each 29 8 0
ditto in reversion; two at 32s. 8d. each 3 5 4
ditto, during pleasure; 16 at 16s. 4d. each 13 1 4
appeals and adjuncts; fifteen at 16s. 4d. each 12 5 0
annuities and pensions; three at 16s. 4d. each 2 9 0
indentures; one at 57s. 2 17 0
ditto; one at 51s. 2 11 0
special commissions; one at 16s. 4d. 0 16 4
special pardons and 'de cursus', one at 32s. 8d. 1 12 8
ditto ditto; two at 16s. 4d. each 1 12 8
confirmations; one at 3l. 15s. 10d. 3 15 10
grants of Great Fee; two at 7l. 11s. 8d. per an. each 15 3 4
fines thereof 3 6 8
262 16 8
moneys received for fines of Statutes Staple and for profits of Original Writs:
fines of Statutes Staple 16 8 9
issues and profits of Original Writs 5 13 4
22 2 1
farm of the profits of the Seal of the Queen's Bench and of the Common Pleas, leased to George, Duke of Northumberland, by the name of George Lord Fitzroy and his heirs male 1,653 14 0
farm of the Common Fines for licences and pardons of Alienation and Writs of Concords (writs of Entry in le Post) leased to the Lord High Treasurer for seven years 1,546 12 0
farm of 'lez Sixpenny Writts or Commissions' leased to Anne, Countess of Newburgh, for 40 years from 13 Jan. 1688–9 1,000 0 0
total charge and receipts £5,637 5 0
Discharge.
payments by letters patent:
Simon Lord Harcourt, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, for his diets and those of the Chancery clerks etc. from 18 Oct. 1710 to 29 Sept. 1711, for winter and summer robes, for his annuity, for his allowance of Gascon wine, etc., and for extraordinary attendance 1,059 10 0
Sir Thomas Trevor, Robert Tracey and John Scroope for a like allowance as Lords Commissioners for keeping the Great Seal 25 Sept. to 18 Oct. 1710 108 18 6
Sir John Trevor, Master of the Rolls, and the eleven other Chancery Masters for their winter and summer robes 82 8 0
George Wrighte, Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for his fee 60 0 0
these Accountants for their several yearly allowances 98 1
Matthew Snow, Prothonotary of the Chancery, for his allowance of 100l. per an. 23 Dec. 1710 to Mich. 1711 75 11 0
Matthew Johnson, Clerk of the Parliaments, for his fee 40 0 0
William Oaker, general scrivener of Chancery Leases, for his fee 20 0 0
John Roberts, Clerk of the Writs in Chancery 20 0 0
the two Auditors of the Hanaper 10 0 0
Bazil Herne, one of the Six Clerks and Clerk Comptroller of the Hanaper, for his fee as of old 10 0 0
Thomas Harris, chafewax, for wax 360 0 0
the same for his wages of 2½d. a day as aforetime 3 16
the Crier of the Chancery and other Officers for their yearly allowances of parchment 282 12 0
John Trevor, Crier of the Chancery, for his wages and for thread, needles, etc. 8 10
total under letters patent 2,239l. 7s. 3½d.
payments by warrant:
George Wrighte, Clerk of the Crown, for writing patents, etc. 300 0 0
Bazil Herne, Clerk Comptroller of the Hanaper, for engrossment of the Comptrol Books 13 6 8
John Trevor, Crier, for his expenses for the Rolls Chapel 1 Aug. 1705 to 1 Aug. 1709 153 1 1
John Walker, deputy of Matthew Johnson, Clerk of the Parliaments, for copying and engrossing several public bills, etc. 108 10 0
the same for several Journals copied in the House of Lords and delivered to Lord Cowper, late Lord Chancellor and Simon Harcourt now Lord Keeper 108 15 0
Edward Castle, stationer, for stationery, etc. 143 19 6
John Dawling the elder, clerk of 'le Pettybag', for making Writs of Summons and Election Writs of the New Parliament 135 13 6
James Tonson, stationer, for stationery 319 19 4
Charles Harper, stationer, for stationery 78 16 6
Robert Briscoe, Queen's messenger attending the Great Seal, for his charges and those of his deputies in carrying and delivering several Writs of Summons and Writs of Election to the New Parliament 276 0 0
the same for the like service 236 9 0
the same for his fee at 3s. a day 54 15 0
the same for travelling expenses 29 July to 30 Oct. 1710 25 12 0
Israel Harrison, stationer, for stationery 43 13 4
these Accountants for the increased cost of parchment 73 4 0
James West and David Davis, embroiderers, for two richly embroidered bags to hold the Great Seal 110 0 0
Joseph Harvey, sealer, for diets, wages and necessaries and for his winter robe 42 18
Thomas Harris, chafewax, for diets and necessaries 28 12 0
William Wekett, Joseph Richards, Samuel Clarke and John Barrett, four messengers attending the Great Seal and the Receipt of the Exchequer, for expenses in publishing Proclamations 428 0 0
Thomas Harvey, sealer, Thomas Harris, chafewax, and Robert Lindsey, clerk to these Accountants, for expenses attending the Great Seal in the summer of 1711 45 0 0
James Hunter for sweeping Westminster Hall 1 6 8
these Accountants for the charges and expenses of passing this Account 40 0 0
the Auditor of the Hanaper for his yearly additional fee for checking and engrossing this Account 20 0 0
total payments by Warrant 2,787l. 12s. 1½d.
payments by way of reward:
Sir John Trevor for keeping the House of Converts, with two Chaplains, a Clerk and two Converts, viz., Peter Samuell and John Meza; and for his care over the writing and examination of Originals in the Chancery 37 4 7
total payments and allowances £5,064 4 0
and so remains 573l. 1s. 0d.
against which respited moneys:
Michaelmas 1650 to 6 Aug. 1660 200 4 11
10 July 12 Car. II to Mich. 12 Car. II 15 15 0
Mich. 12 Car. II to Mich. 4 Jac. II 122 9 0
Mich. 1688 to Mich. 3 Wm. III 29 12 4
Mich. 1704 to Mich. 10 Anne (1711) 5 6 0
373 7 3
and so these Accountants are Indebted 199 13 9
Declared 21 Nov. 1712.
EDITOR'S NOTE. The second Hanaper Account for this period, AUDIT OFFICE, BUNDLE 1398, ROLL 256, gives the Account of Receipts, dated under the several headings, e.g., patents, exemplifications, etc., and in the case of the more important documents gives the names of the persons concerned: it is of no financial interest but may be consulted for other purposes.