BHO

Declared Accounts: Hanaper

Pages ccclxxi-ccclxxiii

Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 32, 1718. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1962.

This free content was digitised by double rekeying and sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. All rights reserved.

Citation:

Hanaper

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: HANAPER.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1399, ROLL 266 [A.O.1/1399/266].

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

Michaelmas 1717 to Michaelmas 1718.

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 49 15
424 6
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: 265 at 2s. each
26 10 0
sheriffs' patents: 46 at 3s. each 6 18 0
commissions of sewers: three at 2s. 6d. each 0 7 6
exemplifications: nineteen at 16s. 4d. each 15 10 4
deaneries: one at 16s. 4d. 0 16 4
archdeaconries and prebends: five at 16s. 4d. each 4 1 8
presentations: 39 at 16s. 4d. each 31 17 0
dispensations: 43 at 16s. 4d. each 35 18 8
conge des leirs [congés d'élire], royal assents, commendams and restitutions of temporalities; nine at 16s. 4d. each 7 7 0
grants of office for life; one at 49s.; two at 32s. 8d. each 5 14 4
ditto during pleasure: fourteen at 32s. 8d. each; 22 at 16s. 4d. each 40 16 8
ditto during good behaviour: four at 32s. 8d. each 6 10 8
ditto in reversion: three at 32s. 8d. each; three at 16s. 4d. each 7 7 0
denizations: one at 65s. 4d. 3 5 4
appeals and adjuncts: four at 16s. 4d. each 3 5 4
copies (duplicamarta): two at 16s. 4d. each 1 12 8
annuities and pensions: three at 16s. 4d. each 2 9 0
indentures of leases: one at 16s. 4d.; one at 51s. 3 7 4
special commissions: seven at 32s. 8d. each; one at 16s. 4d. 12 5 0
special licences: six at 24s. 4d. each 7 6 0
special pardons and [pardons] de cursu: three at 16s. 4d. each 2 9 0
confirmation: one at 65s. 10d. 3 15 10
grants of great fee: four at 7l. 11s. 8d. each 30 6 8
259 17 4
money received of the issues of fines of Statute Staple and for Original Writs:
fines of Statute Staple
16 13 4
original Writs 1 0 0
17 13 4
farm of the profits of the Seals of the King's Bench and of the Common Pleas, leased to Charles Duke of Cleveland (as Charles, Earl of Southampton) and to his heirs male in perpetuity 2 June 25 Car. II 1,653 14 0
farm of 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 £4,902 3
Discharge.
Payments by letters patent:
William, Lord Cowper, late 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 Joseph Jekyl, 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 Roberts, 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
John Collins, one of the Six Clerks in Chancery, as Clerk Comptroller of the Hanaper 10 0 0
Thomas Harris, Chafe wax, for wax and for his wages 363 16
John Trevor, Crier of the Chancery, for his wages, for his winter robe and for thread, needles 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.
239 15 2
John Collins, one of the Six Clerks, for engrossment of the Comptrol Book 13 6 8
William Cowper, Clerk of the Parliaments, for delivering to the Chancery and Rolls Chapel several Acts of Parliament 279 0 0
Matthew Johnson, Assistant Clerk of the Parliaments, for copying several journals in the Parliament Office 62 5 0
Edward Castle, for stationery wares supplied to the House of Lords in the years 1716 and 1717 79 3 6
the same for several Calendars supplied to the Council Chamber in the year 1717 46 6 0
Jacob Tomson, for stationery wares for the Chancery, Michaelmas 1716 to Michaelmas 1717 261 14 3
Christopher Coningsby, for stationery wares supplied to the Crown Office, Michaelmas 1717 to Michaelmas 1718 44 15 0
John Gilpin, for disbursements for the Court at the Lord Chancellor's House 4 Jan. 1716 to 14 April 1718 57 17 6
Robert Briscoe, 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 420 10 0
the same for attending the Lord Chancellor at Hampton Court 25 July 1717 to 8 November 1717 11 8 0
Israel Harrison, for stationery wares supplied to the Hanaper Office 43 18 2
these Accountants, for the increased cost of parchment 73 4 0
Esther Tomlinson, for two richly embroidered purses in which to carry the Great Seal, and for two velvet bags to hold the said purses and two boxes to conserve the embroidered purses 116 0 0
Joseph Harvey, Sealer to the Great Seal, for his diets, for his wages of 4½d. a day and for necessaries 42 18
Thomas Harris, Chafewax, for his wages and necessaries 28 12 0
Joseph Harvey, Sealer, Thomas Harris, Chafewax, and Robert Lyndsey, clerk to the Clerk of the Hanaper, for riding charges in the summer of 1718 45 0 0
Thomas Lee, smith, for ‘a screw press’ for the Great Seal 16 0 0
four messengers attending the Great Seal and the Receipt of the Exchequer, for publishing Proclamations, Michaelmas 1717 to Ladyday 1718 260 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 their Account 20 0 0
these Accountants, for the charges of passing this Account 40 0 0
(total payments by warrant 2,257l. 15s.d.)
payments by way of reward:
Sir Joseph Jekyl, Master of the Rolls, for keeping the House of Converts (13l. 6s. 8d.), for the fees of two Chaplains (8l.), of one clerk (26s. 8d.) and of two converts Joseph Jonah and Henry Cotigno at 1½d. a day (4l. 11s. 3d.) and to him and the Clerk of the Petty Bag for the writing and examination of Originals in the Chancery, year to Michaelmas 1717
37 4 7
total payments and allowances £4,542 1 10
and so remains £360 1
against which respited moneys, detailed 374 11 7
and so these Accountants are in Surplusage
Declared (in the Exchequer) 15 February 1719–20.
14 9 11½