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Declared Accounts: New Churches

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 29, 1714-1715. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1957.

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New Churches

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: NEW CHURCHES.
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 437, ROLL 2 [A.O.1/437/2].
Henry Smith, Treasurer and Receiver of Moneys for the Building of Fifty New Churches in London and Westminster, etc.
25 March 1714 to 9 December 1715.
Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands on the end of his last Accompt 3,882 4 0
and depending on sundry workmen etc. for money imprested 9,500 0 0
Receipts: money had out of the Exchequer:
Easter term, 13 Anne and 1 George I, in pursuant of the Acts 9 Anne [c.17] and 10 Anne [c.20] 10,000 0 0
Michaelmas term 1 George I, ditto 14,000 0 0
Easter term 1 & 2 George I, ditto 10,000 0 0
total charge and receipts £47,382 4 0
Discharge.
Money paid to sundry persons for the purchase of lands etc.:
Bridges Watts, for land in Upper £ s. d.
Wapping in the parish of St. Dunstans, Stepney, co. Middx. 400 0 0
John West, for land in Limehouse, Stepney 400 0 0
Robert Record Hastings, for land in the parish of St. Paul's, Shadwell, co. Middx. 1,000 0 0
Bastwick Johnson for land in Lower Wapping, Stepney 700 0 0
2,500 0 0
salaries:
Henry Smith as Treasurer; 1½ years to Midsummer 1715 (abating 13l. 3s. for an overpayment) 436 17 0
Thomas Rous, Secretary; same time 300 0 0
Nicholas Hawksmore, Surveyor; same time 300 0 0
James Gibbs, Surveyor, 18 Nov. 1713 to Midsummer 1715 318 6 2
William Dickenson, late a Surveyor; Midsummer to 12 Aug. 1713 26 18 6
John Skeat, Agent; 1½ years to Midsummer 1715 150 0 0
Simon Beckley, Solicitor; same time 120 0 0
Thomas Crocker, Messenger; same time 45 0 0
1,697 1 8
contingencies detailed 281 19 6
(total allowed as above 4,479l. 1s. 2d.) money paid into the Exchequer 3,422 12 11
money towards the making of a brass statue of the late Queen Anne intended to be erected at the New Church near the May Pole in the Strand 351 10 0
total payments and allowances £8,253 4 1
and so remains 39,128 19 11
against which depending for money im prested on the preceding Accompt:
Thomas Hughes and Richard Billinghurst, bricklayers; Edward Tuffnell and Edward Strong, masons; Robert Jeffs and John James, carpenters; and John Grazebrook, plumber, towards the Church at East Greenwich 6,900 0 0
Thomas Lucas, bricklayer, towards the New Church at Deptford 800 0 0
Thomas Hues and William Tuffnell, bricklayers, towards enclosing the burial place of the new Parish of St. George the Martyr 700 0 0
the same two, towards the New Church in the Parish of St. Margaret's, Westminster 800 0 0
Thomas Rous, for incident charges 300 0 0
9,500 0 0
and for money imprested within the time of this Accompt:
Thomas Hues and William Tuffnell, Edward Tuffnell and Edward Strong, John Skeat, smith, Robert Jeffes and John James and George Norris for digging the foundation; towards the New Church at Westminster 8,430 0 0
William and John Townsend for mason's work, Henry Hester and Frances Withers for bricklayer's work, Robert Jeffes and John James for carpenter's work, George Norris for digging the foundation; towards the New Church in the Strand 3,100 0 0
Edward Tuffnell and Edward Strong, Thomas Lucas, James Grove for carpenter's work and John Skeat; towards the New Church at Deptford 7,700 0 0
Edward Tuffnell and Edward Strong, Thomas Hues and Richard Billinghurst, Robert Jeffs and John James, John Skeat, John Grazebrook, and James Ellis and James Hands for plaisterer's work; towards the New Church at East Greenwich 4,475 0 0
Thomas Slemaker and Richard Goodchild, bricklayers, James Groves, carpenter, Thomas Dunn, mason, and George Norris for digging the foundation; towards the New Church in Spittlefeilds 2,750 0 0
Edward Strong and Edward Tuffnell, Thomas Sleemaker and Richard Goodchild, James Groves and John Clarke for digging the foundations; towards the New Church at Wapping 1,440 0 0
Thomas Sleemaker and Richard Goodchild, Robert Jeffes and John James, Benjamin Coker for digging foundations; towards the Church at Limehouse 680 0 0
Thomas Hues and William Tuffnell, Edward Strong and Richard Tuffnell, James Groves, and George Vaughan for digging foundations and making the road; towards inclosing with walls the two cemeteries of St. George's Church and making a road thereto 953 19 11
Thomas Rous, for incidents 100 0 0
29,628 19 11
£39,128 19 11
and so the Accomptant is even and Quit.
Declared 7 February 1717–18.