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Declared Accounts: Hanaper

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 26, 1712. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1954.

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Hanaper

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: HANAPER.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1719 [E351/1719].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1398, ROLL 257 [A.O.1/1398/257].
THOMAS EDWARDS and JOSEPH WHITEHEAD, holders in survivorship of the Office of Clerk or Keeper of the Hanaper.
Michaelmas 1711 to Michaelmas 1712.
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
remaining in the Accountants' hands, as at the foot of the last Account 199 13 9
573 1 0
Receipts: money received of the issues and profits of Charters or Letters Patent, Commissions, Indentures and other Deeds:
small patents: 398 at 2s. each 39 16 0
sheriffs' patents: 46 at 3s. each 6 18 0
commissions of sewers: 15 at 2s. 6d. each 1 17 6
exemplifications: 17 at 16s. 4d. each 13 17 8
archdeaconries and prebends: two at 16s. 4d. each 1 12 8
presentations: 37 at 16s. 4d. each 30 4 4
dispensations: 40 at 16s. 4d. each 32 13 4
grants of office for life: one at 0 16 4
ditto during pleasure: ten at 32s. 8d. each 16 6 8
ditto, ditto: twelve at 16s. 4d. each 9 16 0
denizations: one at 0 16 4
appeals and adjuncts: 19 at 16s. 4d . each 15 10 4
indentures: one at 0 16 4
special commissions: two at 32s. 8d. each and one at 16s. 4d . 4 1 8
special licences: six at 24s. 4d. each 7 6 0
special pardons and de cursu: one at 0 16 4
grants of great fee: four at 7l. 11s. 8d. each 30 6 8
fines thereof 6 13 4
220 5 6
moneys received for fines of Statutes Staple and for profits of Original Writs: fines of Statutes Staple 20 4 2
farm of the profits of the Seals of the Queen's Bench and of the Common Pleas, leased to George, Duke of Northumberland, and his heirs male 1,653 14 0
farm of the Common Fines, leased to the Lord High Treasurer for seven years 1,546 12 0
farm of the Sixpenny Writs, leased to Anne, Countess Dowager of Newburgh, for 41 years from 13 Jan. 1688–9 1,000 0 0
total charge and receipts £5,013 16 8
Discharge.
Payments by letters patent:
Simon, Lord Harcourt, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain, for diets, for his annuity, for extraordinary attendance, for robes, for his allowance of Gascon wine and for wax 1,098 2 0
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 Accomptants, for their several yearly allowances 98 3 11
Matthew Snow, Prothonotary of the Chancery, for his allowance 100 0 0
Matthew Johnson, Clerk of the Parliaments, for his fee 40 0 0
William Oaker, General Scrivener of Chancery Leases, ditto 20 0 0
John Roberts, Clerk of the Writs in Chancery 20 0 0
the two Auditors of the Hanaper 10 0 0
Woolcom's Pollexfen, one of the Six Clerks of the Chancery 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 3
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 7
total under letters patent 2,193l. 12s. 9d.
payments by warrant:
George Wrighte, Clerk of the Crown, for writing patents, etc. 179 13 4
Woolcom' Pollexfen, Clerk Comptroller of the Hanaper, for engrossment of the Comptrol Books 13 6 8
John Walker, deputy to Matthew Johnson, Clerk of the Parliaments, for copying and engrossing several public bills, etc. 110 7 6
the same for several Journals copied in the House of Lords and delivered to Simon Harcourt, Lord Keeper 228 0 0
Edward Castle, stationer, for stationery for the House of Lords and Privy Council 135 19 0
James Tonson, ditto, for stationery wares for the Secretaries and Clerks of the Lord Keeper 266 18 4
Sherrard Serjeant, for necessaries for the Court at the Lord Chanceller's house 84 14 10
Charles Harper, stationer, for stationery wares for the Crown Office 73 19 0
Robert Briscoe, Queen's Messenger attending the Great Seal, for his usual fee of 3s. a day 54 18 0
the same, for his charges and those of his deputies in carrying and delivering several Writs of Election 287 10 0
the same, for his expenses in attending the Great Seal 18 10 0
Israel Harrison, stationer, for stationery wares for the Hanaper Office 43 10 1
these Accountants, for the increased cost of parchment 73 4 0
David Davies, embroiderer, for a richly embroidered bag to hold the Great Seal 55 0 0
Joseph Harvey, Sealer, for diets, wages, necessaries and winter robe 43 0 3
Thomas Lees, smith, for a press for the Great Seal 16 0 0
Thomas Harris, Chafewax, for diets, etc. 28 13 4
William Wekett, Joseph Richards, Samuel Clarke and John Barrett, four messengers attending the Great Seal, for expenses in publishing Proclamations 235 0 0
Joseph Harvey, Sealer, Thomas Harris, Chafewax, and Robert Lindsey, clerk to these Accountants, for expenses in attending the Great Seal in the summer of 1712 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 2,054l. 11s. 0d.
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 and examination of Originals in the Chancery 37 4 7
total payments and allowances £4,285 8 4
and so remains 728 8 4
against which respited moneys [as in the preceding Account, Vol. XXV, p. cdxxxviii] 373 7 3
and so these Accomptants are Indebted 355 1 1
Declared 24 December 1714.
For the nature of the second Hanaper Account for this period, AUDIT OFFICE; BUNDLE 1398, ROLL 258, see EDITOR'S NOTE on p. cdxxxviii of Vol. XXV.