Corporation Miscellanea
Common Attornies Accounts, 1783-1822

Sponsor

Institute of Historical Research

Publication

Author

John Hobson Matthews (editor)

Year published

1900

Pages

341-350

Citation Show another format:

'Corporation Miscellanea: Common Attornies Accounts, 1783-1822', Cardiff Records: volume 2 (1900), pp. 341-350. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=48131 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


Highlight

(Min 3 characters)

Common Attornies' Accounts.

1783–1822.

[Thin paper book bound in blue marbled carton.]

Accounts of John Waters and Thomas Stibbs, Common Attorneys for the Years 1783, 1784, 1785 and 1786.

Disbursements as pr Receipts.

1783 Decr 1st To the Hall Keeper for ffire 1/-

16. To Lord Cardiff £5. 13. 7½ [annual].

24. To Eliz. Jones for weighing the Butter.

1784 Jany 9. To the Ringers 18/-

April 8. To Eliz. Jones for sawing Timber for the Pump 2/-

18. To a Poor Family 1/-

Augt 14. To Mr Bradley races subscription £10. 10. 2.

1786 Septr 1. To Mr Yeomans what he gave the judges Porter 5/-

Verbal Orders.

1783 Nov. 1. To Cash paid John Morgan for carrying the Weights to the Hall 6d.

5. To do. pd Fox for carrying Oates 1/-

8. To do pd Two poor Soldiers, To do. pd for two new Bowells for the Toll 1/-

1784 Jany 17. To pd Fox for carrying the Corn to Mr Lewis 2/-

26. To pd the Men at the Pump 1/-

27. To pd for a stamp 4d.

March 16. To pd John Bird Senr for hauling the Wood 1/-

To pd for Ale for the Men at the Pump 8d.

July 8. To pd Mr Wood for Wm Watkins' Oath 5/-

1786 March 12. To pd for sealing nine measures 3/-

April 20. To pd two poor Sailors 1/-

26. To pd a Scotchman 6d.

May 10. To Cash paid a Sailor 6d.

23. To do. pd a poor Woman 6d.

June 1. To pd for sweeping the Record Room Chimney 6d.

2. To pd Wm Bowen for Carrying Dirt from the Hall 1/-

9. To pd a Poor Turk 1/-

Cash Received.

1783 April 22. By cash of Mr Bradley for Rent £8.

The Corporation of Cardiff in Account with John Waters & Thomas Stibbs, Common Attorneys for the Year 1788.

1787 Decr 1. To paid Right Honble Lord Cardiff £5. 13. 9½.

1788 April 3. To do. the Bell Ringers 18/-

May 2. To do. Edward Thomas, Cardiff Arms £2 . 8. 0.

1788 March 12. By Cash of Wm Morgan for Toll of Cattle sold £1 . 4. 7.

May 2. By do. & Bills of Stone & Evans in part of a year's rent due 1 March last £27. 6. 9.

Septr 25. By do. of T. Richards Esqe Senr, for rent £6. 18. 4.

By do. of Miss Lewis for the Dobin Pitts £1 . 10 . 0.

By do. of Lionel Stibbs for arrears of rent £2.

28. By do. Mrs Eliz. Purcell for 85, 86 & 87, being rent of little Troy 7/6d.

29. By do. of James Howells for the Weigh House £3. 3. 0.

Octr 1. By do. of Mr Minnett on Acct of Rent due to the Corporation £10. 10. 0.

24. By do. of Richard Vaughan rent for 87 & 88 £2.

Novr 5. By do. of Arthur Tanner being arrears for 87 £1. 1. 0.

6. By do. of Mr Wood for Cae Pwdur and Cut throat rent for 1786 & 1787 £1 . 7 . 0.

By do. of Mrs Mary Jones for rent in full to Michaelmas last £2 . 2 . 0.

1788 Octr 1. To paid Harris of the Splott as [per] recpt. £6. 12. 4½.

2. To do. Eliz. Jones for the scales 4/25. To do. Chr Philips (Cryer) 6d.

1787 Hy Hollier Esqe in a/c with the Corporation of Cardiff.

[Separate leaf.]

Paid Thomas Williams for Repairs of North Gate and the Bridge £15 . 15. 0.

Paid Old Franky for fire at different times in Hall 4s.

[Lord Cardiff's rent pd Michaelmas 1787, 1788, 1789, 1790. £5 . 13 . 7½ each year.]

Cash Received from the 1st of November 1788 to 1st of February 1789 by John Bird, Water Bailiff.

[e.g.] Captain Thomas Machall, ship Hollow Oak, above 60 tons, port fees 5/-

[Another thin paper book.]

John Evans in Account Current with the Corporation of Cardiff.

1792 Sept 29. To Cash of Edwd Rowland in part of 3 years Rent of a House due August last £15 . 15 . 0.

Novr 12. To Cash of Jno. Ovens for Bark sold 7. 10. 0.

26. To D° of Js Howells for 3 years Rent of the Weigh House £9 . 9 . 0.

To Do. of Willm Morgan (Toll St Andrew's fair) 5/1 ½d.

Decr 1. To D° of John Roberts for some limbs of Timber growing on Corporation ground £2 . 2 . 0.

1792. By Cash pd the the Bell Ringers £5 . 5 . 0.

By —do— Edwd Thomas C[ardiff] Arms £3 . 0 . 2.

By —do— the Plumbers for work done on the Town Pump £26 . 10 . 8.

By —do— W. Wilson for work on Clock £1 . 11 . 1.

By —do— Right Honble Earl Bute rent £5 . 13 . 7½.

By—do— Mary Jones for Ale £2 . 13 . 1.

By—do— Willm Brewer do. £2 . 8 . 0.

1792 March 25. To Cash of David Morgan John, being rent of a Garden for the years 91 & 92 due this Inst 8/-

To D° of Arthur Tanner for 3 years rent of a House £1 . 1 . 0.

To D° of Fras Minnitt for 1 years rent of a House £3 . 15 . 0.

1793. By Cash pd Edward Thomas for Wine 10/-

1794 May 8. To Cash of Edmd Traherne Esqr being 5 years Rent of a Shop under the Town Hall due 12th Jany last @ £1 [per] year £5.

10. To Cash of Mr Thos Dadford for 3 years Liberty on the Waste Ground out of the South Gate due 1st Jany last at £1 . 1 . 0 £3 . 3 . 0.

1792. To Cash of Mary Jones rent for 91. £1 . 1. 0.

By Cash pd Willm Harry for work on Town Hall leads 15/-

By —do— John Roberts for work by North Gate 13/6d.

By —do— for falling and stripping Timber upon the late Lands of Jno. Richards Esqe Senr £11 . 4 . 4.

By —do— for halling said timber £2 . 14 . 0½

By —do— Expenses on the Pump £2 . 5 . 6.

By —do— Halling & sawing the Pillory Post 5/-

1817 Octr 25. Paid Charles Vachell Jnr towards the relief of the survivors lately wrecked off Sully £5 . 5 . 0.

Novr 22. Paid Charles for relaying the Buoy at the Sea Lock £2 . 7 . 0.

29. Pd Wm Emanuel (for the ringers) ringing mourning peal for the late Princess Charlotte 19th instant 16/-

1818 Jany 21. Paid Philip Lewis' Bill for ale given the workmen erecting pump 13/3d.

Paid do. for the Sergeants at Mace Suppers 10/-

1817 Septr 25. By Cash of G. Brewer 2 years rent of the old Mill by the Quay due Michaelmas last £8.

By do. of Edward Thomas on a/c of harbour dues £21.

21. By do. of J. Wood Esq. remainder of 6 years interest of £1090 on Rumney Bridge due 10 June 1817 £ 100.

1818. By Cash of Mr Thos Morgan a years rent of the Town Wall from the South Gate to Crockherbtown due 29 Novr 1817 5/-

By do. of D° 7 years rent of a court in King Street due 1 May 1817 3/6d.

Feby 23. Paid Wm Barretts Bill for the Charity School childrens dinners last Christmas Day £10 . 1 . 4.

March 10. Paid Edward Bird's bill for repairing pumps £20 . 16 . 6.

April 4. Paid Thos Bates Rous Esq. the Corporation subscription towards building a school for the education of poor children £300.

1818 April 8. By 3 Deed poles on Rumney Bridge Nos 38, 39 & 40 received of Thos Charles and Wm Prichard Esqrs Bailiffs, to be transferred to Thos Bates Rous Esqr for £100 each, being purchased by him of the Corporation the 6th Inst. £300.

11. By do. of the Marquess of Bute by the hands of Mr E. P. Richards borrowed on two deed poles No 8 & 33, value £100 each, £150.

May 8. By Cash of Catherine Butler a years rent for the house at Black Weir due the 1st inst. £4 . 4 . 0.

June 22. By Cash of Miss Whiting 21 years rent of House in Broad Street due 15th April 1818 @ 1/- [per] ann. £1 . 1 . 0.

By do. of do. 13 years rent of 2 cotts near Baker's Row due 29 Septr 1817 @ 4/- [per] ann. £2 . 12 . 0.

July 8. By do. of Ann Lewis on acct of rent of her house in Middle Row £4 . 4 . 0.

11. By do. of the Marquess of Bute by the hands of Mr E. P. Richards borrowed on Nos 34 & 36 deeds Pole on Rumney Bridge £150.

Augt 29. By do. of Thomas Edward on a/c of 2 years rent for part of Spittle House & land due—

Septr 12. By do. of John Williams a years rent of Shop under the Hall Steps due 1 Augt last £1.

Sepr 17. By do. of Joseph Davies 7 y'rs rent of Deal Yard due 1 May 1818 £36 . 15 . 0.

By do. of John Jones a y'rs rent of Little Troy due 1 May 1818 5/-

18. By do. of E. P. Richards Esqe 20 y'rs rent of Gollygate due 19th inst £2 . 10 . 0.

By do. of the Marquess of Bute by the hands of E. P. Richards Esq., balance of £486 being the amount of the transfer of Nos 8, 31, 33, 35, 37 & 42 Deeds Poll sold the Marquess of Bute @ 90 [per] cent. £186.

1818 Septr 26. Pd horsehire surveying Corporation land 3/6d each 7/-

1818 Septr 24. By Cash of Thos Robert 2 y'rs rent for a Moiety of Spittle house & land due 1 May last £20.

25. By Cash of John Richards Esq. 28 y'rs rent of premises by the Quay due 3 June last abated 2d. £26 . 2 . 6.

26. By do. of Robert Thomas 2 years rent of Gallows field due Michaelmas 1818 £14 . 14 . 0.

By do. of do Tolls of Cattle at St Peter's fair 1818; 13/-

By do. of Wm Hadley a y'rs rent of nailer shop due Michs 1817 15/-

By do. of Marquess of Bute 5 y'rs rent for 1804, 5, 6, 7 & 8 land by Pluca, now in occupation of John Bradley, @ £8 . 8 . 0 [per] ann. £42.

By do. of Jno. Bradley [10 years' rent] same land £84.

By do. of John Bradley 15 y'rs rent of allotment due Michs 1818 @ £13 . 13 . 0 [per] ann. £204 . 15 . 0.

By do. of Richd Howell on a/c of rent due 1 May last for House Middle row £4.

Settled & allowed by Wm Prichard & Thomas Charles, Bailiffs of Cardiff.

1818. Charles Jones, Water Bailiff.

The Town Hall pump.

Novr 12. Pd Mrs Freake for ale for Hall 6/6d.

Cambrian Newspaper.

Decr 5. Pd Weston Young for Survey and Maps of the Corporation Estate £30 . 9. 0.

(Eliz: David butter-weigher.)

1819 Feby 23. Paid Mr John Bird on a/c of Rents due from the Corporation to the Marquess of Bute £25.

Mar. 10. Paid for mats for pews in church 2/6d.

20. Paid for Receipt Stamp for Little Heath 1/-

(Town Hall whitewashed).

May 8. Paid David Evans for Watchmens' coats £9. 5/-

22. Paid Mr. J. Thackwell a moiety for a piece of plate presented to John Richards Esqe by the Corporation £50.

Paid the same for Corporation Seal £10 . 14 . 0 . (fn. 1)

July 31. Pd Mr Jno. Bird as agent for the Marques of Bute arrears of Fee Farm rents of the tolls of the Market to Michaelmas 1818 £60 . 4 . 4½.

Augt 10. Pd Thos Nicholls making a buoy 17/6d.

1818 Novr 29. By one y'rs rent of the Town Walls from Mr Thos Morgan 5/-

By one y'rs rent of a House and Court in Kings Street from the same 6d.

By one y'rs rent of the old Boring Mill of Mr Geo. Brewer £4.

By Mr John Bird for Lord James Stuart for hustings at the late Borough Election £25.

1819 Mch. 20. By 1 y'rs rent of Little Heath lands of John Wood Esqe £30.

May 21. By 1 y'rs rent of a house in the middle Row to Crockherbtown by Ann Lewis £4 . 4 . 0.

By ½y'rs rent of land in occup'on of Thos Wells by the hands of John Wood Esq. late Co1 Cappers, due 29 Septt 1817. £15.

By 1 y'rs rent of same land now in occup'on of John Wood Esq. of himself due 29 Sept. 1818. £30.

May 12. By 1 y'rs rent of the Black Weir of the widow of the late Joseph Butler £4 . 4 . 0.

July 17. By 1 y'rs rent of a house in the middle Row to Crockherbtown of Richard Hopkins £7.

31. By rents of houses in the middle Row to Crockherbtown received by different agents of the Marques of Bute to May 1816, now settled in a/c with Mr Jno. Bird £56 . 18 . 0.

Sept. 18. By 1 y'rs rent of moiety of the Spittle of Thos Edwards £10.

D° Weigh house, Jno. Morgan £4. 4/-

25. D° Shop under Hall steps, Jno. Williams of Ewenny £1.

27. By 2 y'rs rent of 5 acres of land near the Kings Castle of Mr Phillip Woolcot £20.

1820 Feby. 10. Pd for 4 Cavalry Dinners £1.

Pd John Thackwell for Salary for repairing Hall Clock £3 . 3s.

19. Pd for 4 half Barrels of Ale at 36/-ea. £7 . 4/-

Ap1 12. Pd Mr Wheeler for repairs & taking down house at Spring Gardens £28 . 9 . 5½.

28. Pd for taking down 2 Cottages of Evan Richards 10/-

29. Pd Evan Richards on a/c of p'ch'se of lease of part of Town Wall £7.

Augt 5. Pd Wm Francis for stones to Bulwarks £2 . 3 . 9.

May 18. Pd Lord Bute int of £1060 . 3 . 3 & for tolls £58 . 13 . 9.

June 15. Pd Evan Richards balce of p'ch'se mo'y for lease of part of Town Wall £38 . 2 . 7.

Sept. 26. Pd Mr Willett as [per] recpt. to P. Woolcott part of land at King's Castle £5 . 10 . 0.

Pd E. P. Richards Esqrs. bill for assignment from Miss Elizb. Richards to Wm Prichard Esqe on behalf of the Corporation of a lease of part of the Town Walls £5 . 16 . 8.

Pd James Parry for 20t of stone to Bulwarks £3.

1819 Oct. 4. By Cash rec'd Thos Morgans rent 5/6d.

Dec. 16. By rent from Wm Hadley 2 y'rs £1 . 10 . 0.

1820 April 24. By 1 y'rs rent for land on Great Heath due Michs last from Jno. Wood Esqe £30.

Septr 23. By 4 w'ks rent from Chas White for house in the Hayes 10/-

Do. Jno. Evans' shop under Hall £1.

Do. Geo. Brewer, rent of Old Boring Mill £4.

26. Thos Edwards ½ y'rs rent for Spittle £5.

Phil. Woolcott 1 y'rs rent of land near Kings Castle £10.

Allowed by Wm Prichard & J. Bird.

1820. Joseph Wheeler & Philip Woolcot, Common Attornies.

Oct. 16. Pd Dan1 Phillips for walling drain at the Black Weir £2 . 18 . 6.

(John Hussey, Town Crier).

1821 Mar. 6. Pd the Marques of Bute intd on debt due to him from Corporation £53. 0. 1½.

(Corporation annual subscription to Bible Society £10. 10. 0.)

Septr 28. Pd Thos Morgan for rents of the Town Wall as specified below:—

1 y'rs rent of pt of wall comprehending Evan Richards' late houses & below them to the little Steam Mill.

½ yr's rent of pt of Wall from Evan Richards late houses to the Canal Bridge North of the same £13.

Pd Thos Watkins as Clerk to Street Commrs for paving of Running Camp £6. 18. 9½.

29. Pd Mr Wm Richards his a/c for sundries at the Black Weir, Spring Gardens &c.

(Geo. Morgan, Sergeant at Mace.)

1820 Nov[ember]. 1. By Rent of a cottage on Town Wall in the Hayes of John Thomas. 1 y'rs rent 7/-

By the same of John Rees 7/-

By the same of Joseph Price 7/-

Dec. 19. By ½ y'rs rent of Mr Carpenter for land on Cardiff Great Heath £40.

23. By ½ y'rs rent of Lewellyn Prosser for land & house on the same £8.

Mch. 6. By a y'rs rent of Bawsher, Hodges & Co. for liberty of laying down timber in Whitmoor Lane £2 2/-

6. By a y'rs rent of the Marques of Bute for lands upon the Little Heath £91.

By a y'rs rent for a p'ce of land at the Black Weir £3.

April 30. John Wood rent of Heath land £30.

May 4. Timothy Thomas y'rs rent for a house in the Middle Row to Crockherbtown £6 6/-

19. Phillip Woolcot y'rs rent of land near Kings Castle £10.

1821 Sept. 28. Rent of Land near the Chair on the Heath lately occupied by the Marques of Bute.

Same date. Rent of the Cocks Tower, let to Alderman Thos Morgan at 5/- [per] an.

(Thos Charles & John Thackwell, Bailiffs, 6 Novr 1821.

Novr 27. Rec'd of the Marques of Bute on a/c of rent for the Aldermans Aisle in Cardiff Church 10. 10. 0.

1821 Wm Ray & Saml Dimond, Commons Attornies.

Novr 27. By Paid the Marques of Bute one Years fee farm Rent to Michaelmas 1821, as per Bill & Voucher £5. 13. 7½.

1822 Paid John George for repairing the Old Quay £2. 9. 0.

Paid Thos Charles Esqr being Subscription for Surveying the intended Improvement at the New Passage £5. 5. 0.

Paid William Prichard Esqr for repairing Town Prison £3.

Paid E. P. Richards Esqr for the Revd Mr Stacy for the relief of the distressd Irish £5. 5. 0.

(Windsor Rees Sergt at mace 1827.)

Footnotes

1 This is probably the Seal whereof a photograph appears (No. 3) on the plate facing p. 261, Vol. 1.