Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 31, 1717. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1960.
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DECLARED ACCOUNTS: FORFEITED ESTATES: RECEIVER AND COLLECTOR.
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 362, ROLL 20 [A.O.1/362/20].
Lewis Elstob, Receiver and Collector of the Rents etc. Forfeited Estates.
Mayday 1716 to Mayday 1718.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: FORFEITED ESTATES: PAYMASTER.
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 362, ROLL 21 [A.O.1/362/21].
Chambers Slaughter, deceased, late Paymasters of Inferior Officer employed under the Commissioners and Trustees to enquire of the Estates of Traitors and Popish Recusants, etc.
24 June 1716 to 24 June 1722.
|Arrears: none, this being the Accomptant's first and only Account of this service||nil|
Receipts: money had out of the Exchequer:
Easter term, 2 & 3 George I, to Chambers Slaughter and William Kennedy by way of imprest etc.
|Michaelmas term, 3 George I, to Chambers Slaughter, ditto||1,680||0||0|
|Easter term, 3 & 4 George I, ditto, ditto||2,500||0||0|
|Michaelmas term, 4 George I, ditto, ditto||1,826||19||7½|
|Easter term, 4 & 5 George I, ditto, ditto||1,173||1||5|
|Michaelmas term, 5 George I, ditto, ditto||2,500||0||0|
|Michaelmas term, 5 George I, ditto, ditto||2,500||0||0|
|Easter term, 5 & 6 George I, ditto, ditto||1,200||0||0|
|Michaelmas term, 6 George I, ditto, ditto||3,862||18||2|
|Easter term, 6 & 7 George I, ditto, ditto||2,000||0||0|
|Michaelmas term, 7 George I, ditto, ditto||1,753||15||9|
|Easter term, 7 & 8 George I, ditto, ditto||2,000||0||0|
|Michaelmas term, 8 George I, ditto, ditto||2,000||0||0|
|Easter term, 8 & 9 George I, ditto, ditto||1,000||0||0|
|£26,996||14||11½ (sic) (fn. 1)|
William Moore, Master of the Reference, and Thomas Marten, successively Register and Secretary; six years Midsummer 1716 to Midsummer 1722
|Arthur Braithwait, Secretary, and George Turbill, Register; same time||1,800||0||0|
|Chambers Slaughter, Accomptant General; same time||1,200||0||0|
|John Wicker, Surveyor General; year to Midsummer 1717||200||0||0|
|Francis Foot, Solicitor, 3½ years to Xmas 1719||525||0||0|
|William Kynaston and Samuel Allen, successively Clerks of the Discoveries, same time, 525l.; and to Allen as Solicitor, 2½ years to Midsummer 1722, 375l.||900||0||0|
|Henry Gibbs, Deputy Surveyor; Midsummer 1716 to 9 May 1717||87||6||6|
|Francis Shuckforth, Deputy Register; 4¼ years from Ladyday 1718 to Midsummer 1722||340||0||0|
|William Marwood, Clerk to the Master of the Reference, and Carew Hoar, clerk to the Register; six years to Midsummer 1722||790||0||0s|
|William Fetherstonhaugh and William Byles, successively clerks to the Secretary; same time||[395||0||0]|
|John Harris, clerk to the Clerk of the Discoveries; same time||360||0||0|
|Thomas Hancock, clerk to the Surveyor; 3¾ years to Midsummer 1720||225||0||0|
|James Mosman and William Cook, successively clerk to the Accomptant; six years to Midsummer 1722||360||0||0|
|William Lewellen, another; 1¼ years to Michaelmas 1717||75||0||0|
|Nicholas Took, a clerk, afterwards Collector of Rents etc.; Midsummer 1716 to Midsummer 1719||177||10||0|
|William Byles, clerk to the Secretary; three years Midsummer 1719 to Midsummer 1722||180||0||0|
|Jonathan Forbes, another; three quarters to Michaelmas 1719||45||0||0|
|John Prideux, another; Midsummer quarter, 1719||15||0||0|
|Emelia Elwyn, Housekeeper; six years to Midsummer 1722||300||0||0|
|William Bishop, Doorkeeper; same time||240||0||0|
|John Mansergh, an Officer under the Commissioners; 1¾ years to Midsummer 1719||110||0||0|
|Duncan McFarland, another; 4¼ years to Midsummer 1722||170||0||0|
|Jonathan Wheeler and Thomas Collins, respectively porters; 5½ years to Midsummer 1722||220||0||0|
|Lewis Elstob, Agent to the Exchequer, for himself and clerk; 2¾ years to Ladyday 1719||990||0||0|
incident charges etc.:
travelling charges etc. of the Commissioners etc. from London to Preston and Newcastle and back in 1716 and 1718
|ditto (of Henry Cunningham and Dennis Bond) to Ireland and back||520||5||6|
|ditto (of Dennis Bond) to Scotland and back||100||0||0|
|ditto of the Register and of the Clerk of the Discoveries to Ireland and back||462||1||4|
|ditto of James Mosman to take possession of the late Lord Bolingbroke's estates in Berks. and to Dennis Bond, for surveying the same||35||13||1|
|ditto of George Gregory and Tobias Wildboare in surveying the estate of the late Lord Widdrington at Blackney in Lincolnshire||101||0||0|
|ditto of John Wicker in surveying several estates, 27 July 1716 to 24 April 1717, and to him and Sarah Wicker, his Administratrix||154||15||0|
|riding charges etc. of Henry Gibbs, Deputy Surveyor; 27 July 1716 to 13 May 1717||72||0||0|
|the like of Thomas Hancock, the Surveyor's clerk; 27 July 1716 to 7 June 1719||152||7||1|
|ditto of Matthew Lewellen, deceased and to his Administratrix; 21 Sept. 1716 to 29 Sept. 1717||56||11||7|
|ditto of Nicholas Tooke; 5 Sept. 1716 to 1 March 1718–19||239||4||6|
|ditto of William Fetherstonhaugh to Dublin and back and into Wilts. and Berks.||34||0||0|
|William Moore, Master of the Reference, for disbursements at Preston and Chester||7||0||0|
|Thomas Marten, for travelling charges to Preston||115||10||0|
|Francis Foote for law-charges etc.||279||9||11|
|Samuel Allen, to discharge several bills for business done in the Exchequer Court etc.||305||18||4|
|Francis Peters, for drawing and engrossing two parts of a lease of the office||2||2||0|
|Ralph Peters of Leverpoole, for charges at law etc.||139||14||9|
|Thomas Dobison, for his bill of charges on Lowhouse, Wragmere, etc.||15||0||0|
|George Turbell, Secretary, for Counsel's fees etc.||90||14||0|
|William Moore, Master of the Reference, for ditto||10||10||0|
|Thomas Marten, Register, for fees to the Attorney General and Mr. Serjeant Pengelly||21||5||0|
|William Taylor, for stationery||1,765||2||9|
|Thomas Clements, for binding Reports etc.||10||0||0|
|Mrs. Emilia Elwin, for rent of the office in Essex Street etc. and for additional clerks||989||17||0|
|the same, for providing office furniture, etc.||1,053||17||3¼|
|Thomas Marten, for goods bought for the office||32||7||2|
|James Smith, as a gratuity on the sitting of the Commissioners in the Speaker's Chambers and Bridget Davis, for cleaning the said Chamber||3||15||3|
|John Bell for rent at Newcastle and for servants' gratuities in 1716||5||4||6|
|Evan Hewson, for rent at Preston to 1 May 1717||34||0||0|
|for office-rent etc. at Preston in 1718||64||13||2|
|Daniel Quare, for care etc. of the office clock||5||5||6|
|Thomas Fletcher, for charges and reward||70||12||6|
|for appraising the Duke of Ormond's goods at Richmond and St. James's Square etc.||198||3||4|
|John Mansergh and Duncan McFarland, for delivery precepts etc. and for a silver head to Mausergh's porter's staff||26||12||3|
|for publishing precepts etc.||45||1||11|
|Thomas Marten, Register, for disbursements in serving precepts etc.||139||0||5|
|Thomas Salter, for Exchequer fees||0||12||6|
|this Accomptant, for travelling charges, 11 Sept. 1716 to 5 Nov. 1719||230||13||3|
|John Middleton, for the charges of working ‘Stella’ colliery and supporting the ‘gynns’ there etc.||262||4||2|
|Jonathan Maughan, for looking after the colliery and lead mines in Northumberland etc.||190||0||0|
|the Revd. Dr. Richard Hitchmough, by way of gratuity and for his wife and children||27||4||0|
|supernumerary clerks, named, for their wages etc.||401||14||6|
|—||9,505||18||10¼ (sic) (fn. 2)|
|(total for salaries and incidents as above 22,810l. 15s. 4¼d.)|
|sundry incidental and extraordinary charges, detailed||1,528||16||9|
|money paid or detained by Mary Slaughter and Sarah Slaughter, daughters and Executrices of the Accomptant, by virtue of Treasury Warrants, detailed||706||2||10¼|
|money repaid into the Exchequer by the said Executrices||1,000||0||0|
|total payments and allowances||£26,045||14||11½|
|and so remains||951||0||0|
whereof depending on the following for which they remain accomptable:
Samuel Allen, Solicitor, to be expended on Counsel's fees etc.
|William Gibson, for incidents||200||0||0|
|Thomas Gibson, ditto||100||0||0|
and so this Accompt is even and Quit.
Declared 4 February 1743–4.
|Auditor's Memorandum.—In pursuance of a Warrant of 13 August 1740, I have inserted the copy of the Accompt found amongst the vouchers of this Accomptant whereby he seems to be indebted 506l. 19s. 9d. but there appears no sufficient ground to charge him therewith. [The account follows.]|