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'Declared Accounts: Hanaper', Calendar of Treasury books, Volume 31: 1717 (1960), pp. CCCLXXXV-CCCLXXXVII. URL: Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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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.

Arrears: money respited to divers persons as at the foot of the last Account374117
and remaining in the Accountants' hands as at the foot of the said last Account3901
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
sheriffs patents; 47 at 3s. each710
commissions of sewers; two at 2s. 6d. each050
exemplifications; ten at 16s. 4d. each834
deaneries; two at 16s. 4d. each1128
archdeaconries and prebends; six at 16s. 4d. each4180
presentations; 49 at 16s. 4d. each4004
dispensations; 32 at 16s. 4d. each2628
‘congé d'esliers’ [congés d'elire], royal assents, ‘commendams’ and resstitutions of temporalities; six at 16s. 4d. each4180
grants of office for life; one at 9s.; four at 16s. 4d. each, 3l. 5s. 4d.5144
ditto for years; one at354
ditto during pleasure; twelve at 32s. 8d. each, 19l. 12s.; fifteen at 16s. 4d. each, 12l. 5s.31170
ditto in reversion; two at 32s. 8d. each354
denizations; one at 7l. 7s., one at 5l. 14s. 4d.1314
appeals and adjuncts; nine at 16s. 4d. each770
annuities and pensions; one at2110
indentures of leases; one at 5l., one at 2l. 11s., three at 16s. 4d. each, 2l. 9d.1000
special commissions; two at 32s. 8d. each 3l. 5s. 4d.; three at 16s. 4d. each 2l. 9s.5144
special licence for years; eight at 24s. 4d. each9148
special pardons and [pardons] de cursu; nine at 16s. 4d. each770
grants of great fee; one at7118
money received:
for fines of Statute Staple and for profits of Original Writs:
fines of Statute Staple
original Writs2000
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 male1,653140
farm of the Common Fines and Writs of Concord, leased to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury1,546120
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. 1688–91,00000
total charge and receipts£5,26914
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
Sir John Trevor, Master of the Rolls, and the eleven other Chancery Masters, for their winter and summer robes8280
George Wright, Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for his fee6000
these Accountants, for their several yearly allowances981
Matthew Snow, Prothonotary of the Chancery, for his allowance10000
William Cowper, clerk of the Parliaments, for his fee4000
William Oaker, General Scrivener of Chancery Leases, for his fee2000
John Robertes, Clerk of the Writs in Chancery2000
Francis Jephson, Serjeant at Arms, attending the Lord Chancellor, for his fee54150
the two Auditors of the Hanaper1000
Basil Herne, one of the Six Clerks in Chancery for his fee as Clerk Comptroller of the Hanaper1000
Thomas Harris, Chafewax, for wax and for his wages36316
John Trevor, Crier of the Chancery, for his wages, for his winter robe and for needles and thread, etc.810
the said John Trevor and other Officers, for their yearly allowance of parchment282120
(total payments by letters patent 2,247l. 1s.d.)
payments by warrant:
George Wright, Clerk of the Crown, for writing patents etc.
Basil Herne, one of the Six Clerks, for engrossment of the Comptrol Book1368
John Trevor, Crier, for his expenses in and about the Court of Chancery and the Rolls Chapel for three years to 1 Aug. 171211710
Matthew Snow, Prothonotary, for enroliing and despatching several affairs for the King's service213150
Matthew Johnson, senior, late Clerk of the Parliaments, for transmitting to the Chancery and Rolls Chapel several Acts of Parliament20300
Matthew Johnson, junior, for copying several journals in the Parliament Office94176
Edward Castle, for stationery wares supplied to the House of Lords in the years 1714, 1715 and 1716171150
the same for several Calendars supplied to the Council Chamber in the years 1715 and 171692120
Jacob Tonson, for stationery wares for the Chancery, Michaelmas 1715 to Michaelmas 1716261143
Christopher Coningsby, for stationery wares supplied to the Crown Office, Michaelmas 1716 to Michaelmas 171772130
John Gilpin, for disbursements for the Court at the Lord Chancellor's house 14 Oct. 1714 to 4 Jan. 1716–17179156
Robert Brisco, for his fee of 3s. a day as Messenger attending the Great Seal54150
the same, for distributing several Election Writs for knights and burgesses to serve in Parliament165100
Israel Harrison, for stationery wares for the Hanaper office for the time of this Account4368
these Accountants, for the increased cost of parchment7340
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)45119
Joseph Harvey, sealer to the Great Seal, for diets, for wages of 1s. 4d. a day, and for necessaries4218
Thomas Harris, Chafewax, for his wages and necessaries28120
four messengers attending the Great Seal and the Receipt of the Exchequer, for publishing Proclamations, Ladyday 1716 to Michaelmas 171741600
Joseph Harvey, Sealer, Thomas Harris, Chafewax, and Robert Lyndsey, clerk to the Clerk of the Hanaper, for riding charges in the summer of 17173600
James Hunter, for cleaning Westminster Hall at 6s. 8d. a term168
the Auditor for his additional allowance for checking and engrossing this Account2000
these Accountants for the charges of passing this Account4000
(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.)
total payments and allowances£4,84577
and so remains4246
against which respited moneys, detailed374117
and so these Accountants are Indebted
Declared (in the Exchequer) 21 April 1719.