Declared Accounts: Hanaper

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 31, 1717. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1960.

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AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1399, ROLL 265 [A.O.1/1399/265].

Thomas Edwards and Joseph Whitehead [joint holders of the office of] Clerk or Keeper of the Hanaper.

Michaelmas 1716 to Michaelmas 1717.

Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: money respited to divers persons as at the foot of the last Account 374 11 7
and remaining in the Accountants' hands as at the foot of the said last Account 390 1
764 12
Receipts: money received within the time of this Account of the issues and profits of Charters or Letters Patent, Commissions, Indentures and other Deeds:
small patents; 297 at 2s. each
29 14 0
sheriffs patents; 47 at 3s. each 7 1 0
commissions of sewers; two at 2s. 6d. each 0 5 0
exemplifications; ten at 16s. 4d. each 8 3 4
deaneries; two at 16s. 4d. each 1 12 8
archdeaconries and prebends; six at 16s. 4d. each 4 18 0
presentations; 49 at 16s. 4d. each 40 0 4
dispensations; 32 at 16s. 4d. each 26 2 8
‘congé d'esliers’ [congés d'elire], royal assents, ‘commendams’ and resstitutions of temporalities; six at 16s. 4d. each 4 18 0
grants of office for life; one at 9s.; four at 16s. 4d. each, 3l. 5s. 4d. 5 14 4
ditto for years; one at 3 5 4
ditto during pleasure; twelve at 32s. 8d. each, 19l. 12s.; fifteen at 16s. 4d. each, 12l. 5s. 31 17 0
ditto in reversion; two at 32s. 8d. each 3 5 4
denizations; one at 7l. 7s., one at 5l. 14s. 4d. 13 1 4
appeals and adjuncts; nine at 16s. 4d. each 7 7 0
annuities and pensions; one at 2 11 0
indentures of leases; one at 5l., one at 2l. 11s., three at 16s. 4d. each, 2l. 9d. 10 0 0
special commissions; two at 32s. 8d. each 3l. 5s. 4d.; three at 16s. 4d. each 2l. 9s. 5 14 4
special licence for years; eight at 24s. 4d. each 9 14 8
special pardons and [pardons] de cursu; nine at 16s. 4d. each 7 7 0
grants of great fee; one at 7 11 8
230 4 0
money received:
for fines of Statute Staple and for profits of Original Writs:
fines of Statute Staple
54 11 8
original Writs 20 0 0
74 11 8
farm of the profits of the Seals of the King's Bench and of the Common Pleas, leased in perpetuity to Charles, Duke of Cleveland 2 June 25 Car. II (as Charles, Earl of Southampton) and to his heirs male 1,653 14 0
farm of the Common Fines and Writs of Concord, leased to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury 1,546 12 0
farm of the Sixpenny Writs, leased to Anne, Countess Dowager of Newburgh, by patent 8 June 31 Car. II for 41 years from 13 Jan. 1688–9 1,000 0 0
total charge and receipts £5,269 14
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
1,096 19 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, Prothonotary of the Chancery, for his allowance 100 0 0
William Cowper, clerk of the Parliaments, for his fee 40 0 0
William Oaker, General Scrivener of Chancery Leases, for his fee 20 0 0
John Robertes, Clerk of the Writs in Chancery 20 0 0
Francis Jephson, Serjeant at Arms, attending the Lord Chancellor, for his fee 54 15 0
the two Auditors of the Hanaper 10 0 0
Basil Herne, one of the Six Clerks in Chancery for his fee as Clerk Comptroller of the Hanaper 10 0 0
Thomas Harris, Chafewax, for wax and for his wages 363 16
John Trevor, Crier of the Chancery, for his wages, for his winter robe and for needles and thread, etc. 8 10
the said John Trevor and other Officers, for their yearly allowance of parchment 282 12 0
(total payments by letters patent 2,247l. 1s.d.)
payments by warrant:
George Wright, Clerk of the Crown, for writing patents etc.
173 6 8
Basil Herne, one of the Six Clerks, for engrossment of the Comptrol Book 13 6 8
John Trevor, Crier, for his expenses in and about the Court of Chancery and the Rolls Chapel for three years to 1 Aug. 1712 117 1 0
Matthew Snow, Prothonotary, for enroliing and despatching several affairs for the King's service 213 15 0
Matthew Johnson, senior, late Clerk of the Parliaments, for transmitting to the Chancery and Rolls Chapel several Acts of Parliament 203 0 0
Matthew Johnson, junior, for copying several journals in the Parliament Office 94 17 6
Edward Castle, for stationery wares supplied to the House of Lords in the years 1714, 1715 and 1716 171 15 0
the same for several Calendars supplied to the Council Chamber in the years 1715 and 1716 92 12 0
Jacob Tonson, for stationery wares for the Chancery, Michaelmas 1715 to Michaelmas 1716 261 14 3
Christopher Coningsby, for stationery wares supplied to the Crown Office, Michaelmas 1716 to Michaelmas 1717 72 13 0
John Gilpin, for disbursements for the Court at the Lord Chancellor's house 14 Oct. 1714 to 4 Jan. 1716–17 179 15 6
Robert Brisco, for his fee of 3s. a day as Messenger attending the Great Seal 54 15 0
the same, for distributing several Election Writs for knights and burgesses to serve in Parliament 165 10 0
Israel Harrison, for stationery wares for the Hanaper office for the time of this Account 43 6 8
these Accountants, for the increased cost of parchment 73 4 0
Godfrey Horton, John Bird and Hester Tomlinson, for an embroidered purse (crumena) to hold the Great Seal and for a velvet bag (sacculo) and a box (pixide) 45 11 9
Joseph Harvey, sealer to the Great Seal, for diets, for wages of 1s. 4d. a day, and for necessaries 42 18
Thomas Harris, Chafewax, for his wages and necessaries 28 12 0
four messengers attending the Great Seal and the Receipt of the Exchequer, for publishing Proclamations, Ladyday 1716 to Michaelmas 1717 416 0 0
Joseph Harvey, Sealer, Thomas Harris, Chafewax, and Robert Lyndsey, clerk to the Clerk of the Hanaper, for riding charges in the summer of 1717 36 0 0
James Hunter, for cleaning Westminster Hall at 6s. 8d. a term 1 6 8
the Auditor for his additional allowance for checking and engrossing this Account 20 0 0
these Accountants for the charges of passing this Account 40 0 0
(total payments by warrant 2,561l. 1s.d.)
payments by way of reward:
Sir John Trevor, for keeping the House of Converts (13l. 6s. 8d.) and for the fees of two chaplains (8l.), of one clerk (1l. 6s. 8d.) and of two converts, Peter Samuel and John Meza, each at 1½d. a day, year to 29 Jan. 1716–17 (4l. 11s. 3d.) and to him and the Clerk of the Petty Bag, for writing and examining Originals in the Chancery (10l.)
37 4 7
total payments and allowances £4,845 7 7
and so remains 424 6
against which respited moneys, detailed 374 11 7
and so these Accountants are Indebted
Declared (in the Exchequer) 21 April 1719.
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