Declared Accounts: First Fruits and Tenths

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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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First Fruits and Tenths


AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1228, ROLL 193 [A.O.1/1228/193].

George Townsend, Remembrancer of First Fruits and William Glanville, Receiver of the same.

1 January 1715–16 to 31 December 1716.

Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: depending on William Glanville, Receiver of First Fruits at the foot of the last Account 4 19 113/8
and on several persons particularly mentioned at the foot of the said Account 60,476 8
Receipts: money arising from the issues of First Fruits of Bishoprics, Deaneries, Dignities, Rectories, Vicarages and other Benefices and Ecclesiastical Promotions in England and Wales (by monthly totals) 7,202 15
total charge and receipts £67,684 4 05/8
Discharge. £ s. d.
Payments made by the Receiver of First Fruits: for Exchequer fees (10l.); for the fees of the two Auditors (18l. 6s. 8d.); to the Remembrancer (40l.); to the same for further Exchequer fees etc. (10l.); to William Glanville, Receiver (120l.); and to John Baber, Comptroller (150l.) 348 6 8
money paid into the Exchequer, by dates: 5,578 11
total payments and allowances £5,926 18
and so remains 61,757 5 101/8
£ s. d.
whereof depending on divers Incumbents for arrears:
from the three years to 31 Dec. 1660 to the year to 31 Dec. 1709 [as in previous Accompts]
8,589 10
for the year to 31 Dec. 1710 (besides 45s. paid this year) 47 6 10½
for ditto to 31 Dec. 1711 372 11 0
for ditto to 31 Dec. 1712 44 14
for ditto to 31 Dec. 1713 (besides 23l. 12s. paid this year) 703 14
for ditto to 31 Dec. 1714 (besides 1,864l. 9s. paid this year) 1,969 16 0
for ditto to 31 Dec. 1715 (besides 3,016l. 18s.d. paid this year) 3,503 0 3
for ditto to 31 Dec. 1716 (besides 1,014l. 13s. paid this year) 6,188 1
21,418 15
and on Laurence Steele, deceased, late Receiver 9,424 7 1
and on Sir John Prettyman, bt., late Receiver, before his suspension 19,864 9 9
and on William Prettyman, deceased, late Remembrancer 10,549 0 35/8
and on Robert Squibb, deceased, late Receiver 447 10
and on Charles Porter, deceased, late Receiver 52 6 77/8
and on John Fenn, deceased, late Remembrancer 0 6
£61,757 5 11
and so George Townsend, Remembrancer, is even and Quit. nil.
and William Glanville is in surplusage
Declared 30 April 1718.
0 0 07/8
This Roll, like that of the Cofferer, is written in Latin and declared in the Exchequer, not at the Treasury.


  • 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.