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Declared Accounts: New Churches

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 30, 1716. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1958.

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New Churches

DECLARED ACCOUNTS; FUND FOR BUILDING FIFTY NEW CHURCHES

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 437, ROLL 3 [A.O.1/437/3].

John Leacroft, Treasurer and Receiver of all moneys for the building of Fifty New Churches in London and Westminster and the Suburbs thereof.

9 December 1715 to 24 June 1717.

Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: depending on the Accomptant none this being his first Accompt nil.
but depending on sundry persons as at the foot of the last preceding Accompt 39,128 19 11
Receipts: money had out of the Exchequer:
Easter term, 2 & 3 George I, upon accompt
35,000 0 0
Michaelmas term, 3 George I, ditto 22,475 16 7
57,475 16 7
total charge and receipts £96,604 16 6
Discharge.
Money paid for site of a Church and Minister's house in Bloomsbury to Rachel, Lady Russell, and Elizabeth, Duchess Dowager of Bedford, for their interests in a site in the manor of Bloomsbury in the parish of St. Giles in the Fields, co. Middx. 1,000 0 0
payments to workmen employed in building the several Churches:
the Church at Deptford (Edward Strong and Edward Tufnell, masons; James Groves, carpenter; Thomas Lucas, bricklayer: John Skeat, smith; George Osmond, plumber; Henry Turner, painter)
14,466 19 9
the Church at Westminster (Edward Strong and Edward Tufnell, masons: John James and Robert Jeffs, carpenters; John Grove, another carpenter; Thomas Hues and William Tuffnell, bricklayers; John Skeat, smith; George Osmond, plumber; George Norris, digger) 19,457 13 5
the Church at Spittle-fields (Thomas Dunn, mason; John Grove, carpenter; Richard Goodchild, bricklayer; John Skeat, smith; George Osmond, plumber; George Norris, digger) 8,871 15 9
the Church at Greenwich (Edward Strong and Edward Tuffnell, masons; John James and Robert Jeffs, carpenters; James Grove, carpenter; Thomas Hues and Richard Billinghurst, bricklayers; John Skeat, smith; James Ellis and James Hands, plaisterers; John Graysbrook, plumber; George Osmond, plumber; William Rinsome, glasier; Richard Scott, painter) 13,014 2 1
the Church in the Strand (William and John Townsend, masons; James Grove, carpenter; John James and Robert Jeffs, carpenters; Henry Hester and William Withers, bricklayers: John Skeat, smith; George Osmond, plumber; George Norris, digger). 10,059 13 11
the Church in Upper Wapping (Edward Strong and Edward Tuffnell, masons; James Groves, carpenter; Richard Goodchild, bricklayer; John Skeat, smith; George Osmond, plumber; John Clarke, digger) 8,002 10 8
the Church at Limehouse (Edward Strong and Edward Tufnell, masons; James Groves, carpenter; John James and Robert Jeffs, carpenters; Richard Goodchild, bricklayer; John Skeat, smith; George Osmond, plumber; Benjamin Coker, digger) 9,133 2 5
the two Cemeteries near St. George's Chapel in Ormond Street (Edward Strong and Edward Tuffnell, masons; James Groves, carpenter; Thomas Hues and William Tuffnell, bricklayers; John Skeat, smith; George Vaughan, digger; Richard Scott, painter) 1,675 10 9
the Church at Bloomsbury (James Grove, carpenter; Edward Boswell and John Ford, bricklayers; John Skeat, smith; John Mist, digger) 852 3 10
the Church of St. Mary Woolnoth in Lombard Street (William Seager, carpenter; Thomas Denning, carpenter; John Skeat, smith) 1,016 8 10
(total for work and materials as above 87,550l. 1s. 5d.)
£ s. d.
salaries and allowances:
John Leacroft, as Treasurer of the moneys for this service, 9 Dec. 1715 to Xmas 1716 (one year 16 days)
313 3 0
Thomas Rous, as Secretary; half year to Xmas 1716 100 0 0
Jenkin Thomas Philips, succeeding him, year to Xmas 1717 200 0 0
Nicholas Hawkesmere, Surveyor; 1½ years to Xmas 1716 300 0 0
James Gibbs, another; half year to Xmas 1715 100 0 0
John James, succeeding him; year to Xmas 1716 200 0 0
John Skeat, as Agent; 1½ years to Xmas 1716 150 0 0
Simon Beckley, Solicitor; half-year to Xmas 1715 40 0 0
Vigerus Edwards, succeeding him; year to Xmas 1716 80 0 0
Thomas Croker, Messenger; half-year to Xmas 1715 15 0 0
William Waters, succeeding him; year to Xmas 1716 40 0 0
1,538 3 0
house rent and incidents:
Christopher Brewster for 1½ years rent, due Midsummer 1716, for the use of his Chambers in Lincoln's Inn, where the office was formerly kept and for ‘fixing the modells of Churches and shelves thereto belonging’
62 10 0
John Leacroft, Treasurer, for the rent of a house hired of him; half year to Xmas 1716 37 10 0
Nicholas Hawkesmere, Surveyor, for making several models of wood 275 5 9
James Gibbs, Surveyor, for the like 121 19 0
Simon Beckley, Solicitor, for law business 35 16 0
Thomas Lowther, for soliciting the passing of the Commission etc. 74 16 6
Martha Stapler, for two years salary etc. for cleaning the rooms 10 10 0
Edward Harley and Thomas Foley, for the Auditors' fees for the two previous Accompts 116 5 4
734 12 7
(total salaries and incidents etc. 2,272l. 15s. 7d.)
total payments and allowances £89,822 17 0
and so remains 6,781 19 6
whereof depending on sundry workmen and others for money imprested:
Thomas Rous, late Secretary, in satisfaction of the like sum advanced from the Royal Bounty
200 0 0
the same, to be disbursed in payment of tradesmen's bills 200 0 0
Jenkin Thomas Philips, succeeding Rous, for payment of incident charges 100 0 0
James Ellis of the parish of St. Antholin, London, and James Hands of the parish of St. Giles's in the Fields, plaisterers, for work at the new Church, Deptford 400 0 0
John Grove, carpenter, of the parish of St. Clement's Danes in the Liberties of Westminster, on accompt of work at the new Church in St. Margaret's parish, Westminster 500 0 0
James Grove, of the parish of Greenwich, co. Kent, carpenter, on accompt of work at the new Church in the hamlet of Upper Wapping, Stepney 600 0 0
£2,000 0 0
and so the Accomptant is Indebted.
Declared 7 August 1718.
4,781 19 6