130. [p. 237] 5 Jan. 1715/16, at St Paul's Chapter House
The commission under Broad Seal dated 2 Dec. 1715 was read and
1. John Leacroft, Esq., presented a royal commission dated 9 Dec. 1715
appointing him Treasurer to the Commissioners.
2. The Commissioners elected following officers: Jenkin Thos Phillips,
Secretary; Nich. Hawksmoor and John James, Surveyors; Vigerus
Edwards, Solicitor; John Skeat, Agent; Wm Waters, Messenger.
3. The commission and acts of parliament relating to the fifty new
churches to be printed, with abstracts in margin.
4. Messenger to enquire whether lease of chambers in Lincoln's Inn has
131. [p. 239] 10 Jan. 1715/16
1-3. Rous, Smith and Gibbs to attend next meeting and deliver up all
books, papers and draughts, with schedules of them.
132. [p. 241] 14 Jan. 1715/16
1. Dean of Chichester reported that Smith, late Treasurer, was ready to
supply a copy of all his accounts, but could not part with originals, which
have not yet been passed by Exchequer.
2. Smith to submit a signed copy with all convenient speed.
3. Nottingham, clerk to Rous, late Secretary, called in; all Rous's books
and papers relating to the late Commission would be delivered at next
meeting, and he was preparing a schedule of them.
4. Gibbs called in; said he would in a week's time deliver all designs,
models, sites, etc. and all books and papers relating to the late Commission in his custody in a month's time.
5,6. Read letter from Gibbs; to give detailed account of his demands for
133. [p. 243] 19 Jan. 1715/16
1. Smith to attend with copy of all his accounts at next meeting.
2. Gibbs to attend next meeting with all draughts, plans, maps, etc. in his
3. Secretary to ask Archbishop of Canterbury to appoint time and place
for next meeting.
4. Nottingham brought books and papers with schedule; Secretary to
examine, and give receipt if they agree.
5. Rous to deliver what other books and papers he has relating to the
133A. [p. 244] 27 Jan. 1715/16, at the Banqueting House, Whitehall
1,2. Agreed to Gibbs's request to be allowed to finish Strand church, and
that no one be allowed to take a copy of his design, he intending to
engrave it for his own use; and that all models made by him for the last
Commission be paid for, and he receive his salary and travelling charges.
3. Brewster attending made proposals concerning his chambers in
Lincoln's Inn, hired by the late Commissioners.
4. If Brewster cannot dispose of his chambers by Lady Day, rent to be
paid him to Midsummer.
5. Beckley to deliver all his papers and deeds, with a schedule thereof.
6. Secretary and Solicitor to examine minutes of last Commission in
order to submit report on state of affairs as soon as convenient.
7. Hy Smith to provide accounts.
134. [p. 246] 4 Feb. 1715/16
1. Committee appointed to examine Gibbs' account: Cannon, Sherlock,
Hare, Phillips, Newton, Clayton, Naylor, Ellis, and any other attending.
2. Certificate that John Leacroft, appointed Treasurer by His Majesty,
has given security in office of Remembrancer of Exchequer, 4 Jan.
3. Agreed the committee should draw up representation to Treasury
regarding Smith; which was done, read and agreed to. Clayton to lay it
before Lords of the Treasury.
4. Committee to report salaries of all officers of late Commission.
5. Committee to report all accounts of late Commission.
6. Beckley, Solicitor to late Commission, attended; willing to deliver
deeds and writings, but not till Thursday next; and prayed direction about
Lady Russell's deeds of sale, executed by her, the money not being paid
7. Beckley to deliver the deeds to Barcroft, her agent now present, to
have them re-executed on payment of purchase money.
8. Surveyors to measure and make out bills for work in the new churches.
9. Agreed to Gibbs' request for use of models of church in the Strand, in
order to perfect the church.
10. Notice to be given to Brewster that the Commissioners will use his
chambers in Lincoln's Inn till Midsummer next.
11. Furniture belonging to the Commissioners at Smith's house to be
removed to Brewster's chambers in Lincoln's Inn.
12. Application to Treasury to take money into Exchequer on loan on
coals to be submitted at next meeting.
135. [p. 249] 14 Feb. 1715/16, at Lincoln's Inn
1. Allowed Gibbs' account, £221. 19s., for trying the ground, making
wooden models, and salary to Christmas last.
2. Committee to report on all accounts from last Commission.
3. Site in St Giles Cripplegate parish referred to committee.
4. Reported, Beckley had agreed with Edwards on a schedule of all
deeds and papers in his possession.
5. Consideration of Beckley's bill referred to committee.
6. Committee to consider form of application to Treasury to direct
Receipt of Exchequer to take in money on loan on coals. Committee to
meet here on Monday at 5 p.m.
7. Lord Scarborough wishes a church to be speedily erected on site he
8. Commissioners not yet ready to build new church on the ground
mentioned in Lord Scarborough's letter.
9. Dean of Chichester to request Archer to continue his care of Westminster new church.
136. [p. 252] 24 Feb. 1715/16
1. Minutes of last meeting of Commissioners and committee read.
2. Treasury to be asked to take in £25,000 upon the loan on coal duty.
3. Ironmongers' Company's site, St Giles Cripplegate parish, not convenient, 'being in the extream parts'.
4. Agreed with committee that Beckley's bill, £35. 16s., be allowed.
137. [p. 254] 29 Feb. 1715/16
1,2. Medlicott proposed a site near Devonshire House.
3,4. Lord Scarborough's ground not a convenient site.
5. Committee appointed to consider report to king and parliament:
Archbishop of Canterbury, Bishop of London, Kennet, Sherlock, Cannon, Waddington, Butler, Waugh, Gooch, Ellis, Naylor, Farrer, Meller
6. Treasury require to know why £25,000 applied for.
138. [p. 256] 5 Mar. 1715/16
1. Considered heads of a report to be laid before the King and
2. Resolved to consider first a report on method of endowing the new
3. Secretary and Surveyors to update report laid before Parliament on 8
July last, and report where new churches are intended.
139. [p. 257] 8 Mar. 1715/16
1. Secretary submitted report of state of the churches and an account of
sites and funds.
2. None of the churches being finished, Commissioners unable to act to
provide a maintenance for their ministers.
140. [p. 259] 12 Mar. 1715/16
1,2. Secretary read draft reports to King. Report amended and to be
engrossed for next meeting.
3. Treasurer reported that Treasury will direct officers at Receipt of
Exchequer to take in £25,000 on the loan of coals.
141. [p. 260] 19 Mar. 1715/16
1. Secretary submitted a general account and state of the new churches,
together with a report and duplicates to be presented to King and both
houses of Parliament, which was read and signed.
2-5. Report and account to be entered in Secretary's books; to be
carried to the Archbishops and Bishops Commissioners for signing and to
be laid before King and House of Lords by Archbishop of Canterbury,
and before House of Commons by Mr Farrer.
6. Barker requested perfecting of conveyance of Three Cups Inn
7. Commission will confirm the agreement; Barker to take title deeds to
Edwards for laying before Webb.
8. Surveyors to direct workmen to proceed as soon as they judge it
9,10. Treasury require to know what interest is to be paid on the £25,000
loan. Rate to be left to Treasury to decide.
11. Secretary to prepare blank warrants for paying workmen.
Both Surveyors to submit design for church to be erected in St Mary
Woolnoth parish, with estimate.
142. [p. 263] 26 Mar. 1716
1. Filling up warrants deferred to next meeting.
2. James to consult proper workmen about best method of taking down
St Mary Woolnoth church.
3. Referred to another meeting a memorial from James about roofing
Westminster new church.
4. As only £1,500 brought in at 5 per cent, Commissioners want 6 per
cent to be offered on their loan, as given on Land Tax, etc.
5. Agreement with Dacres for site in St Giles in the Fields confirmed, if
143. [p. 265] 9 Apr. 1716
1,2. Reports laid before King and Parliament.
3,4. Read petition from East Greenwich for completion of church;
parish required to procure a sufficient graveyard first.
5. Sclater's ground, Bethnal Green, referred to Webb for approval of
6. Secretary submitted application to Treasury for impresting £12,000 to
7. Notice to be given in next Saturday's Gazette for proposals for
carpenter's work for the roof of Westminster church and plasterer's work
144. [p. 267] 16 Apr. 1716
Minister and churchwardens of East Greenwich delivered Vestry order of
15 April. Commissioners expect a penal bond as security that no grave
shall be made within six feet of the church. Half-acre mentioned in vestry
order to be purchased before Commissioners will proceed further.
Edwards reported he had obtained Sclater's title deeds for Bethnal
Green site from Webb, and was instructed to return them for his
Treasurer reported he had obtained a Treasury order for £12,000 and
lodged it with Mr Clayton. Secretary submitted warrant to pay £1,000 to
Lady Russell for her site in St Giles in Fields parish, to be lodged with Mr
Edwards until she executes the conveyance.
Warrants ordered for half the £23,133. 15s. 7d. due to workmen.
Read letter from minister of St Giles Cripplegate about a site; consideration adjourned to next meeting.
Hawksmoor to attend with a plan and design of the church to be
erected on ground purchased of Lady Russell [Bloomsbury].
145. [p. 269] 19 Apr. 1716
1. Treasurer reported he had received £12,000 at Exchequer.
2. Warrants signed for paying workmen.
3. Hawksmoor and James to act jointly in all their official business, and
report to next meeting what is due to each workman.
4. Surveyors and Skeat to report on site in St Martin in Fields parish
proposed by Medlicott.
5. Surveyors to report on site proposed by the minister of Windsor [sic],
in St Giles Cripplegate.
6. Mr Whitfield, minister of St Giles Cripplegate, asking for a new
church to be built there speedily, was told one should be as soon as a
convenient site could be found.
7. Consideration deferred of Hawksmoor's design for Bloomsbury
146. [p. 271] 23 Apr. 1716
1. Skeat reported that site in St Martin in the Fields parish proposed by
Medlicott was too small, being only 30 ft north-south.
2. Denning delivered proposal for taking down church of St Mary
Woolnoth, which was read.
3. James submitted design for a church to be erected in Lombard Street,
St Mary Woolnoth parish.
4,5. Proposal for leasing Smith's house, Old Palace Yard, at £70 p.a.
6. Surveyors to confer on design for roof of Westminster new church,
and report at next meeting.
7. Archbishop of Canterbury to renew application to King respecting
8. Surveyors to give notice to masons employed on Westminster new
church not to prepare any stones for the towers until further order.
147. [p. 273] 30 April 1716
1. Reported that King gave gracious answer about Burscough.
2. Treasurer had agreed to take Smith's house at £75 p.a. from
3. Treasurer and Solicitor to find out what term remains of Smith's lease,
and the conditions required of the Commission.
4. Treasurer to produce his vouchers for payments to workmen at next
5,6. Further suggestions from Medlicott for a site in St Martin in the
Fields parish; Skeat to view.
7,8. Inhabitants of St Mary Woolnoth request Commissioners to take
down their church, but are willing themselves to inspect the workmen;
props that now support church to be returned to them.
9. Notice to be given in Saturday's Gazette for proposals for taking down
St Mary Woolnoth church.
10. Treasury memorialised for a further issue of £13,000.
148. [p. 275] 9 May 1716
1,2. Agreement to be drawn up with East Greenwich parish not to bury
within 6 ft of church walls.
3. Surveyors to prepare patterns of wainscot for Greenwich church.
4. Treasurer produced vouchers for payment to workmen, which were
5. Resolved to give Treasurer £75 p.a. for Smith's house, by him taken
for the use of the Commission. Committee appointed to inspect Smith's
house and report what rooms are most convenient for meetings and the
accommodation of the officers: Bishops of Gloucester, Bristol, St Asaph,
Dean of Chichester, Cannon, Gooch, Phillips and Meller.
6. Hawksmoor and James to submit as detailed an estimate as possible of
cost of Hawksmoor's design for Bloomsbury new church.
7,8. Proposals from Grove, Ford, Whitton, Townsend, Hester, Withers
and Denning for taking down St Mary Woolnoth church referred to
149. [p. 277] 16 May 1716
1. James reported that patterns of wainscot for Greenwich new church
were not yet completed.
2. James delivered estimate for building new church in Great Russell
Street amounting to £9,790. 17s. 4d., exclusive of pewing.
3. James to write to workmen to ask the most they will give severally for
old materials of St Mary Woolnoth church.
4. Archer to be invited to next meeting to discuss Westminster new
5. Solicitor to draw instrument obliging Treasurer to discharge all parish
taxes, repairs etc. on house in Old Palace Yard.
6. Treasurer to have office on first floor [of Smith's house] and sole use of
parlour and other first floor rooms when Commissioners not sitting.
7. Secretary and Solicitor each to have an office up one pair of stairs, and
Secretary to have lodging up two pair.
8. Agreed that inhabitants of St Mary Woolnoth have two weeks notice
before demolition of church begun, to remove monuments, etc.
9. Edward to lay draft of indenture between Commissioners and Rector
and Churchwardens of Greenwich before Melmoth; if approved, copy to
be sent to Greenwich.
10. Surveyors forthwith to adjust to Christmas last the accounts of
workmen to whom warrants have not been issued.
11. Plasterers' proposals for Deptford church and carpenters' for Westminster referred to Surveyors.
150. [p. 279] 23 May 1716
1-4. James brought patterns for pews for East Greenwich church, but
decision deferred for fuller report.
5. Notice to be given in Saturday's Gazette for proposals for pewing East
Greenwich church according to patterns to be seen at 6 Lincoln's Inn
[Great Square] from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
6. Jas Ellis and Jas Hands to be employed as plasterers at Deptford.
7. Secretary to inform Directors of Greenwich Hospital that Commissioners will finish church as soon as possible.
8. Rich. Goodchild to take down St Mary Woolnoth church, allowing
£250 for old materials, and £50 more if employed to build the new church.
9. Solicitor to examine contracts drawn between the Commissioners and
10. Surveyors to submit design for St Mary Woolnoth at next meeting.
Commissioners will settle salaries at next meeting.
151. [p. 281] 30 May 1716
1. James reported on pewing for East Greenwich church.
2. Resolved to pew the church, and that the pews be double-seated.
3. Archer attending presented a model of tower of Deptford church and
a model of the four towers for Westminster new church and reported he
thought foundation would bear proposed towers.
4. Inhabitants of St Mary Woolnoth presented paper about monuments,
5. Goodchild proposed that some of old materials might be used for
fencing church, leaving the Commissioners to offer Seager, the carpenter, what they think fit for their use.
6,7. Resolved that all salaries be settled for one year only from opening
of this Commission.
8. Treasurer to have £300 p.a.
9. Secretary to have £200 p.a.
10. Further consideration deferred to next meeting.
152. [p. 283] 6 June 1716
1. Archer to proceed with the four towers for Westminster new church
only so far as is necessary for the roof.
2,3. Hawksmoor and James to have £200 p.a.
4-6. Edwards to have £80 p.a. as Solicitor, with further allowance for
7. Skeat to have £100 p.a., and Messenger £40.
8. Read a memorial from inhabitants of Bermondsey about site proposed for a new church; Skeat and Hawksmoor to treat with Lord
Salisbury's steward, Stephens.
9. Resolved to build Bloomsbury new church on Lady Russell's ground
according to Hawksmoor's model.
10. Read representation from some inhabitants of St James Clerkenwell
for converting Aylesbury chapel into a church.
11. Notice to be given in Saturday's Gazette for bricklayers' and masons'
proposals for laying foundations of Bloomsbury church.
12. Commissioners will complete agreement with Lady Davall only
according to the first plan delivered to them.
153. [p. 285] 13 June 1716
1. Edwards' books referred to another meeting, he not being present.
2. Skeat and Hawksmoor reported meeting with Lord Salisbury's
steward about Bermondsey site; Hawksmoor to enquire further.
3,4. Referred to Surveyors proposals for doing the brickwork at
Bloomsbury church from Hy Hester, Fra. Withers, Edw. Boswell, Geo.
Collins and John Ford.
5. Surveyors to give blank articles of work to masons who wish to tender
for Bloomsbury new church.
6. No one attending for Lady Davall, consideration of her proposal
deferred to next meeting.
7. Martha Styler to have £10. 10s. for cleaning the chambers.
8. Commissioners will pay Brewster a year and a half's rent at Midsummer, and 50s. for 'the shelves with the ironwork upon which the models
9,10. Referred to Surveyors proposals for pewing Greenwich new
church (from John Fosset, John Simons, John Gilham, and John Smallwell); and for roofing Westminster church (from John Grove and Thos
Denning); to report at next meeting.
11. Surveyors to report on request of parishioners of St Mary Woolnoth
that bodies buried near the walls may be conveniently disposed of when
the foundation is removed.
154. [p. 287] 20 June 1716, at their office in Old Palace-yard.
1. Agreed to Edwards' proposal to keep one book in which he should
enter all abstracts of title, etc.
2. Hawksmoor reported that Lord Salisbury's steward stated nothing
was to be done about Bermondsey site until his lordship came to town.
3. Read petition of Philip Clement relating to his watercourse; referred
to Surveyors, to report at next meeting.
4. Goodchild attended to answer complaint of his using bad bricks at
Spitalfields; Surveyors to examine bricks he uses in other churches, and
estimate what damage the work may sustain from bad bricks already
used, reporting to next meeting.
5. Surveyors recommended Ford and Boswell to be employed as bricklayers for Bloomsbury church; contract to be made.
6. Mr Wright, for Lady Davall, asks for materials of old houses on
proposed site; Surveyors and Skeat to report value.
7. John Mist selected from diggers tendering for Bloomsbury church.
8. Surveyors to direct workmen to start on Bloomsbury church.
9. Gilham and Smallwell being 'considerably more reasonable', appointed to pew Greenwich church.
10. John Grove's the lowest tender for roofing Westminster new church.
155. [p. 290] 27 June 1716
1. Sambrook and St John discharged from their agreement of 16 March
1712 about a site in case Mr Tillard be purchaser.
2. Hawksmoor reported that his report on Clement's water-course was
3. Boswell and Ford to attend next meeting.
4. Surveyors to consider ways to keep bricklayers to letter of contract.
5,6. Wright, empowered by Lady Davall, requested the Commissioners
would allow her old materials of four houses, etc., supposed by her to
have been left out of contract; agreed. Solicitor to prepare conveyances.
7. Surveyors reported on disposing of bodies in St Mary Woolnoth;
further consideration referred to their care.
8,9. Signed warrants for one and a half year's rent to Mr Brewster and
50s. for shelf that supported the models; and £10. 10s. to M. Stapler.
156. [p. 292] 4 July 1716
1. Hawksmoor further to consider Clement's case and report what
damage his water-course may sustain.
2. Boswell and Ford, bricklayers for Bloomsbury church, promised to
stand to letter of their contract.
3. Bill for expenditure by Secretary, Nottingham and Waters for the
Commission's service to be submitted to next meeting.
4. Waters to take in three chardrons of coal.
5. James to see whether Ironmongers' Company will stand to their
proposal to accommodate the Commissioners with another site
157. [p. 293] 18 July 1716
1. Hawksmoor reported that Clement's water-course may have
sustained damage from building Spitalfields church; to inquire further.
2. Allowed bills for expenditure (4 July, minute 3), and £6. 6s. 10d. for
painting the chambers in Lincoln's Inn.
3. Smart, for Dacres, stated that he was willing to build six feet further
back from Bloomsbury church than originally intended.
4. Ironmongers' Company delivered a proposal for a new site in
Clerkenwell [Cripplegate] for £1,000.
5. Referred to Surveyors proposals from Edw. Tufnell and John Townsend for mason's work at Bloomsbury church.
6. Rejected memorial of Jas Anger, rector of St Mary Woolnoth, in
relation to his parsonage house, endangered by taking down steeple.
7. Read memorial of Strong, Tufnell and Townsend, masons, for
measurement of their respective works.
8. Referred to Surveyors proposal by Grove for roofing new church in
the Strand according to model delivered by him this day.
9,10. Signed warrants for salaries to Midsummer last, and for impresting
£30 to Secretary for paying bills and incidentals.
158. [p. 295] 25 July 1716
1. Hawksmoor reported that damage Clement's watercourse may have
sustained is not very great; consideration deferred.
2. Dacres is not able to convey his site in St Giles in the Fields parish
because a highway forms part of it; Commissioners consider agreement at
3. Consideration of Ironmongers' Company's site in St Giles Cripplegate, offered for £900, was adjourned.
[4.] Skeat and Surveyors to view site proposed by Kemp for Bow.
159. [p. 297] 10 Aug. 1716
1,2. Agreed to give Ironmongers' Company £900 for their site in St Giles
3,4. Surveyors report that Clements sustained some damage in his
watercourse by building of Spitalfields church; £20 to be allowed to make
good, on conditions.
3 [sic]. Mr Burgess, for Mr Bows, requested that his watercourse and
lights should not be prejudiced by rebuilding of St Mary Woolnoth;
agreed; new church not to be built beyond old foundation.
4. Read memorial of Goodchild to be allowed to lay foundation of St
5. Surveyors to ask masons for their proposals for St Mary Woolnoth.
6. Goodchild to advance work of the churches under his care to such
level as Surveyors direct, so works may be measured.
7,8. Tufnell and Strong appointed masons for Bloomsbury new church
as the most reasonable tenderers.
9. Notice to be given in Gazette for carpenters' proposals for the three
new churches in Stepney.
160. [p. 299] 17 Aug. 1716
1. Secretary to send officers copies of all minutes relating to them.
2. Carpenters to obtain designs and scantlings of Stepney churches from
3. Accepted Thos Dunn's proposal for rubble work in foundation of St
Mary Woolnoth, on Surveyors' recommendation.
5. Referred to another meeting Dr Bolter's renewed proposal for a site
on Artillery Ground, in St Olave's Southwark; Secretary to consult
[6.] Blank application to Treasury to be prepared, for taking in money
on the loan of coals.
[7.] Agreed to treat with Kemp for additional piece of ground at Bow.
161. [p. 301] 24 Aug. 1716
1. Skeat and James to inspect Artillery Ground, St Olave's Southwark,
Secretary having found no reference in the minute book thereto.
2. Treasury requested to take in £10,000 upon coal tax.
3. Blank warrants to be prepared for paying workmen part of what is due
4. Referred to James carpenters' proposals for the three Stepney
churches from Grove and Leger.
5. Agreed to Kemp's demand of £140 for Bow site, reduced from £160.
6. Skeat to view Bermondsey site, Mr Middleton having suggested an
addition to site proposed by Lord Salisbury.
7. Skeat [smith] to prepare copper finishing upon Deptford church
steeple according to design now submitted.
162. [p. 303] 7 Sep. 1716
1. Skeat and James report Artillery Ground, St Olave's Southwark,
convenient for new church.
2. As soon as Treasury give order for taking in the £10,000 applied for,
Treasurer to ascertain Archbishop of Canterbury's pleasure when the
Commissioners are to meet next.
3. Denning submitted proposal for carpenter's work in Stepney
4. Grove to be employed to roof Limehouse church, subject to such
deductions from his tender as Surveyors think reasonable because his
timber is not die square.
163. [p. 304] 18 Sep. 1716, at the lobby of the House of Lords
1. Signed application to Treasury to imprest £10,000 to Treasurer.
2. Turner to be employed in painting and gilding vase and fane on stone
spire of Deptford new church; James to make agreement.
164. [p. 305] 1 Oct. 1716, at the office in Old Palace Yard
1. Secretary submitted warrants for paying the workmen on account;
being examined and approved by James, they were signed.
2. Secretary to ascertain Archbishop of Canterbury's pleasure about
165. [p. 306] 30 Nov. 1716
1,2. Skeat reported on additional ground for Bermondsey site. Bishop of
Winchester to treat with Lord Salisbury.
3. Notice to be given in Saturday's Gazette for glaziers' and painters'
proposals for Deptford church, and plasterers' for Strand church.
4. Secretary to desire Vaughan to attend next meeting, that the Board
may know on what terms he holds the cemetery near St George's chapel.
5. Read letter from Dean of Canterbury on behalf of Commings for
doing glazier's work at Deptford.
6,7. Complaint being made against Jas Hands for delay in plasterer's
work at Deptford church, ordered his co-contractor Jas Ellis to attend
8. Treasurer to obtain certificate from Exchequer of how much lies there
to the Commissioners' credit.
9,10. On request of inhabitants of St Mary Woolnoth parish to indemnify
Mr Anger, their minister, whose house was damaged by demolition of the
church, agreed that damage shall be made good, provided parish secure
the house to minister and his successors and remove part of it from the
11. Masons to bring proposals for paving Greenwich new church at next
166. [p. 309] 7 Dec. 1716
1. Read letter from Dean of Canterbury recommending Commings for
glazier's and Turner for painter's work at Deptford new church.
2. Read proposals for glazier's work at Deptford new church from Chas
Scriven, Thos Commings, Jos. Goodchild, Wm Ransom.
3. Read proposals for plasterer's work at Strand new church from Geo.
Osmond, Hy Savage, Wm Knight, Rob. Evans.
4. Received instrument from inhabitants of St Mary Woolnoth parish
securing house to incumbent.
5. Vaughan acknowledged he held cemetery near St George's chapel by
permission of the Commissioners in consideration of damage he
sustained in fencing cemetery.
6. Ellis promised to finish plastering Deptford new church with all
7,8. Johnson applied for £100 due for purchase of several pieces of
ground in Stepney; Edwards to inquire whether sufficient security given
to indemnify Commissioners.
9. Surveyors, having perused plasterers' proposals, found Osmond's
and Evans's the same and lowest.
10. Osmond to be employed to do plasterer's work in Strand new
church; Solicitor to make contract.
11. Evans to be employed to do plasterer's work in Westminster new
church; Solicitor to make contract.
12. Surveyors to report on glaziers' proposals at next meeting.
13,14. Treasurer delivering certificate that £2,475. 16s. 7d. in Exchequer
due to Commissioners, application signed for that sum.
15. Secretary to prepare memorial to Treasury to take in £20,000 on coal
16. Surveyors to report on masons' proposals for paving Greenwich
church at next meeting.
17. Accepted Marples's proposal for cramping lead for the masons.
167. [p. 313] 10 Dec. 1716
1. Signed memorial to Teasury for £20,000 loan.
2,3. Strong and Tufnell to be employed to pave Greenwich church.
4,5. Commings to be employed for glazing Deptford new church with
crown glass, with lead of 9 inches to the ounce.
6. Dr Marshall to enjoy cemetery ground now in possession of Geo.
Vaughan, for £4 p.a., during the Commissioners' pleasure, on
168. [p. 315] 22 Dec. 1716
1. Secretary to take from James names of workmen to whom money due,
and prepare warrants for next meeting.
2. Surveyors to prepare annual accounts for all work done under this
Commission and the last, to end of December 1716, according to forms
submitted this day by James.
3. Secretary to ascertain Archbishop of Canterbury's pleasure about
time of next meeting.
4. Smith, late Treasurer, to pay over Johnson's £100 to Leacroft.