Declared Accounts: Hanaper

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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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AUDIT OFFICE, BUNDLE 1399, ROLL 263 [A.O.1/1399/263].

Thomas Edwards and Joseph Whitehead, Clerk or Keeper of the Hanaper.

Michaelmas 1715 to Michaelmas 1716.

Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: respited monies as at the foot of the last Account 374 11 7
remaining in the Accomptants' hands as at the foot of the said last Account 4 5 4
378 16 11
Receipts: money received of the issues and profits of Charters or Letters Patent, Commissions, Indentures and other Deeds:
small patents: 324 at 2s. each
32 8 0
Sheriffs' patents; 49 at 3s. each 7 7 0
commissions of sewers; eleven at 2s. 6d. each 1 7 6
exemplifications; 23 at 16s. 4d. each 18 15 8
deaneries; one at 0 16 4
arch-deaconries and prebends; five at 16s. 4d. each 4 1 8
presentations; 56 at 16s. 4d. each 45 14 8
dispensations; 55 at 16s. 4d. each 44 18 4
congé d'eslires, royal assents, commendams and restitutions of temporalities; 12 at 16s. 4d. each 9 16 0
grants of office for life; one at 49s., one at 32s. 8d., four at 16s. 4d. each (65s. 4d.) 7 7 0
ditto during good behaviour; one at 0 16 4
ditto in reversion; one at 49s., three at 32s. 8d. each (4l. 18s.), two at 16s. 4d. each (32s. 8d.) 8 19 8
ditto during pleasure; 20 at 32s. 8d. each (32l. 13s. 4d.), 25 at 16s. 4d. each (20l. 8s. 4d.) 53 1 8
revocation of office; one at 0 16 4
appeals and adjuncts; 14 at 16s. 4d. each 11 8 8
duplicaments; one at 0 16 4
annuities and pensions; two at 16s. 4d. each 1 12 8
indentures at farm; one at 30s. 4d., one at 24s. 4d. one at 18s. 4d., one at 16s. 4d. 4 9 4
special commissions; four at 32s. 8d. each (6l. 10s. 8d.), five at 16s. 4d. each (4l. 1s. 8d.) 10 12 4
special licences for years, nine at 24s. 4d. 10 19 0
special pardons and pardons decursu; one at 32s. 8d., five at 16s. 4d. each 5 14 4
grants of great fee; five at 7l. 11s. 8d. each 37 18 4
319 17 2
moneys received for fines of Statutes Staple 2 1 8
farm of the profits of the Seals of the King'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, etc., leased to the Commissioners of the Treasury 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 £4,901 1 9
Payments by letters patent:
William, Lord Cowper, 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 Wright, clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for his fee 60 0 0
these Accountants, for their several yearly allowances 98 1
Matthew Snow, Protonothary of the Chancery, for his allowance 100 0 0
Matthew Johnson, late Clerk of the Parliaments, for his fee; three quarter to Xmas 1715 30 0 0
William Cowper, the succeeding clerk of the Parliaments, for ditto; three quarters to Michaelmas 1716 30 0 0
William Oaker, General Scrivener of Chancery Leases, for ditto 20 0 0
John Roberts, Clerk of the Writs in Chancery 20 0 0
John Stone, Executor of Charles Stone, late a Serjeant at Arms attending the Lord Chancellor, for his fee of 3d. a day; 244 days to 24 Nov. 1715 36 12 0
Francis Jephson, succeeding Stone as Serjeant at Arms; 24 Nov. 1715 to Michaelmas 1716 46 10 0
the two Auditors of the Hanaper, by way of diet and for charges etc. on the Declaration of this Account etc. 10 0 0
William Smith, one of the Six Clerks of the Chancery, as Clerk Comptroller of the Hanaper; year to Michaelmas 1716 10 0 0
Thomas Harris, Chafewax, for wax and for his wages of 2½d. a day (366 days) 363 16 3
John Trevor, Crier of the Chancery, for wages, winter robe, thread and needles 8 10 7
John Trevor, Crier, and other Officers for parchment, etc. 282 12 0
(total payments by letters patent 2,296l. 12s.d.)
payments by warrant:
George Wright, clerk of the Crown, for writing patents, etc.
333 6 8
the same, for attending the Court of Claims 75 10 0
William Smith, one of the Six Clerks, for engrossing the Comptrol Books 13 6 8
John Trevor, Crier, for repairs in the Rolls Chapel 89 10 9
Susannah Dauling, widow, Administratrix of John Dauling, Clerk of the Petty Bag, for writing Writs of Summons and Election Writs 130 18 2
Jacob Tonson, for stationery wares for the Lord Chancellor etc. 248 16 3
Christopher Coningsby, for ditto for the Crown Office 75 13 0
Robert Briscoe, for his fee of 3s. a day as Messenger attending the Great Seal 54 18 0
the same, for expenses etc. of himself and his deputies in sending out Writs of Summons to sundry Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Election Writs to Knights and Burgesses to serve in Parliament 172 15 0
Israel Harrison, for stationery wares for the Hanaper Office 43 13 4
these Accountants, for the increased cost of parchment 73 4 0
David Davies, embroiderer, for a richly embroidered wallet for the Great Seal, etc. 58 0 0
John Harvey, Sealer, for his diets, wages and necessaries 43 0 3
Thomas Harris, Chafewax, for his wages at 16d. a day and for coal, oil and other necessaries 28 13 4
William Wicket, Joseph Richards, Samuel Clarke and John Barrett, four Messengers attending the Great Seal and Receipt of the Exchequer, for expenses in publishing Proclamations 255 0 0
James Hunter, for cleaning Westminster Hall 1 6 8
Joseph Harvey, Sealer, Thomas Harris, Chafewax, and Robert Lindsey, clerk to the Clerk of the Hanaper, for expenses of riding in the country during the summers of 1715 and 1716 in the King's service 45 0 0
the Auditor, for his additional allowance for checking and engrossing this Account 20 0 0
these Accountants for the charges and expenses of passing this Account 40 0 0
(total payments by Warrant 1,802l. 12s. 1d.)
payments by way of reward:
Sir John Trevor, late Master of the Rolls, for keeping the House of Converts, for the fees of two chaplains and of two Converts, Peter Samuel and John Meza and to him and the Clerk of the Petty Bag for their care in examining Originals in the Chancery
37 4 7
total payments and allowances £4,136 9
and so remains 764 12
against which respited monies, as in the previous Account 374 11 7
and so the Accomptants are Indebted 390 1
Declared before Sir Thomas Bury, Chief Baron of the Exchequer 15 November 1717 (fn. 1)


  • 1. See the article by Mrs. George in the ‘English Historical Review’ to which reference is made in the Introduction to this Volume p. xxv.