Declared Accounts
Treasury Solicitor


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'Declared Accounts: Treasury Solicitor', Calendar of Treasury books, Volume 32: 1718 (1962), pp. CCCLXXVI-CCCLXXXI. URL: Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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Treasury Solicitor


AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 2319, ROLL 44 [A.O.1/2319/44].

Anthony Crachrode, Solicitor for the affairs of the Treasury.

2 June 1717 to 1 June 1718.

Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands at the end of his last preceding Accompt, none, he being in surplusagenil
but depending upon several persons, particularly named at the foot of the said last Accompt100106
Receipts: money had out of the Exchequer:
Easter term, 3 & 4 George I, by way of imprest, by General Letters Patent dormant of 14 Aug. 1 George I
Michaelmas term, 4 George I, ditto, by the same3,00000
Easter term, 4 & 5 George I, ditto, by the same1,00000
Voluntary charge: money received for costs in The King v. Wood and Blakeway in Shropshire, which did not go to trial35211
total charge and receipts£8,135135
Surplusage of the preceding Accompt2,01411
charges and expenses of several prosecutions etc.:
v. Bly, for seditious words in Middlesex
v. Bell, clerk, a Jacobite conventicler1320
v. Bisse, clerk, (fn. 1) for seditious sermons and words104146
v. Batt et al., for a misdemeanour in Kent210
v. Cook et al., for seditious practices at Beaumaris7146
v. Constable, for seditious words in London7146
v. Crisp and Nodes, (fn. 2) for fraud in Chelsea Hospital17170
v. Clark, for a misdemeanor in Middlesex020
v. Carter and Gosling, for seditious words in Kent1198
v. Cheape, for publishing a libel in London51176
Battin v. Coleman and other Officers in the New Forest, for searching records at the Tower for Perambulations of the New Forest etc.100
v. Nicholas Dalton, on information of intrusion34176
v. Dorrison, for seditious words in Middlesex6110
v. Dodd, for cursing the King9140
v. Carberry, clerk, for a libel6140
v. Edwards, for seditious words1936
v. Edwards, for a riot at Beaumaris7146
v. Gordon, for moneys due to the Crown231810
v. Gray alias Skelton, for seditious words in Middlesex6110
v. Harding et al., rescuers of Bisse356
v. Harrison, for seditious words356
v. Heathcote, for publishing libels in Middlesex6110
v. Higden et al.110
v. Hawkins, for high treason1710
v. Hawes, clerk, for holding a conventicle38110
v. Hicks, for seditious words6110
v. Harley and Foley, Auditors of the Imprests, (fn. 3) on Information for misdemeanours in their offices18854
v. Heap, for seditious words (indicted in Middlesex for calling the Pretender King)9186
v. Hare and Mann, to reverse a grant18404
v. Inger, for drinking the Pretender's health by the name of King James6110
v. Ingleden, for seditious words6110
v. King et al., Executors of Sir William Robinson246
v. Lambert, Jones and Purcell, for drinking the Pretender's health at Cardiff3060
v. Lewis, clerk, for writing, printing and publishing a libel called The Scourge6110
v. Lewis, for seditious practices at Beaumaris7146
v. Locker, for seditious words in Middlesex81010
v. Lowey, for seditious practices at Beaumaris7146
v. Leonard, for high treason1710
v. Morphew, for publishing The Scourge1000
v. McManus, for seditious words6110
v. Nash, for seditious words in Middlesex6166
Attorney General at the relation of Gen. McCartney v. the Earl of Orrery356
v. Portman, for calling the Pretender King and drinking his health6140
Palmer et uxor v. the Attorney General etc.3146
v. Redmayne, for printing and publishing a libel in London5190
v. Rokeby, for seditious words in Middlesex4110
v. Simanitt, for publishing a libel in London6166
v. Scriven, for seditious words in Middlesex6166
v. Shepheard, for high treason35170
v. Shepheard and forty seven others, for being present at a conventicle6110
v. Twisall, for a riot and assault at Newcastle6114
the Attorney General v. Whitfield, Executor of Whitfield, late Paymaster of Marines5110
v. Williams, for seditious practices at Beaumaris7146
v. Weyborne et al., rescuers of Bisse when first taken2260
v. Walker, for seditious words at Doncaster6166
v. Wood et al., for a riot in Shropshire1020
promiscuous disbursements by Richard Combes and by Barnabas Legard in several causes6103
payment to sundry persons for business done and for disbursements:
Richard Harcourt, of the Crown Office
James Pearse, attorney in the King's Remembrancer's Office (v. Eversfield for not accompting for public money; v. Dalton, on information of intrusion concerning Pimlico House; v. Baker and Newton, for a trespass in Windsor Forest; v. Lord Isla, in the case of Whitfield, late Paymaster of Marines; v. Gordon, late Garrison Paymaster of Annapolis; v. Lord Orrery at the relation of Gen. McCartney; v. Hare and Man on scire facias to reverse a grant)57142
several attornies-at-law etc. (John Richardson, Preston (v. Scarisbrook, Ashton and Gregson on their surrender to the outlawry for rebellion in Lancashire); Daniel Underhill (v. Heap and Portman at Hicks's Hall); Robert Tournay (v. Carter and Gosling at Rochester); William Ingram (v. Vavasour); John Dovey (v. Traherne, Wood and Blakeway, in Shropshire); John Skrymsher (ditto); David Duarne (in a Chancery suit, the Marquis de Novarez v. Craven et al.); Alexander Kellet, Clerk in Court (ditto); John Richards (v. the Tiverton rioters); John King (in the Sheriff's Court, defending Nost v. Thornton et ux'); Henry Williams, in Wales368129
the Attorney General, for attending to take care of recognizances; five terms to Easter term 17182750
the Attorney and Solicitor General, for attending at the trial of the rebels in Middlesex and Surrey2200
Francis Breton, Clerk of the Crown, for travelling expenses from London and Preston to the Special Commission at Carlisle, etc. (including a payment to Mr. Rook, attorney)165192
the Under-Officers of the Courts at Westminster Hall, for attending the trials of the rebel prisoners74138
Thomas Parker, Cryer to the Special Commissioners of Gaol Delivery at Westminster and the Marshalsea25160
the Attorney and Solicitor General, for Consultations and Opinions22596
Mr. Hall, a clerk at the Enrolment Office, for enrolling the surrender to the King of the Government of the Bahama Islands etc.4105
Mr. Woodward, bookseller, for Acts of Parliament230
Michael Letten, for errands11156
money paid on Orders of the Principal Secretaries of State:
James Doyne and Thomas Richardson of Handasyd's Regiment, for travelling charges to Bedfordshire to prosecute Francis Attwood for treasonable words
William and Mary Nost, for defending themselves against an unjust prosecution0108
the same William Nost, for expenses through the malicious prosecution by James Thornton and Sarah his wife486
Mary Leake, Elizabeth Luke and Mary Williams, for prosecuting Anne Carpenter at Maidstone for reflecting and approbatious words against the King and Government659
Nehemia Lodge, for prosecutions at Norwich788
the same, for prosecuting Richard Clarke for words against the King and Government15610
Thomas Burton, for charges in prosecuting three hawkers at Quarter Sessions, Rygate, co. Surrey, for dispersing a scurrilous paper The King's Letter to the Prince of Wales and the Prince's Answer332
William Greenhalgh, a Justice of the Peace for the County Palatine of Lancaster, for expenses of the prosecution of Thomas Whitehead for high treason in the late Rebellion at Preston4146
John Brown, for retaking John Stone, since convicted of counterfeiting coin2100
James Lappan, for expenses of a journey to Scotland to give evidence against the Rebels3000
James Bell, for sending witnesses from Newcastle to London for the trial of rebel prisoners3300
Mary Bromwich, for expenses of attending the trial of Charles Hornby and other publishers of libels200
R. Turton, for expenses etc. in the prosecution of the Marquis Paleotti (on the Coroner's Inquest and on the Statute of Stabbing)1900
William Calderwood, to go to Lancaster for the trials of Robert Scarisbricke and other rebels2000
the same, for necessaries and for his return home1000
the same, for a journey out of the country to give testimony200
Mary Nost, for 52 weeks' subsistence while her husband was detecting the printers and publishers of seditious libels72160
William Shaw, William Macintosh, William Calderwood and Robert Patten, clerk, evidences against the rebels, for 49 days' subsistence24100
Crain Liddell, for 40 days' subsistence while in Town as evidence against James Leonard in custody for high treason400
John Tench, for fees of ten Commissioners for trying pirates in the West Indies91500
sundry persons, pursuant to Treasury Warrant:
Thomas Briggs and Samuel Done, Doctors of Physick, for attention to rebel prisoners at Liverpoole
Thomas Crispe, late High Sheriff of the County Palatine of Lancaster, for further disbursements on accompt of the Special Commission for trying rebel prisoners etc.1,00000
William Wall, for expenses at the Assizes at Liverpoole etc.107100
William Rooke, for the like at the Carlisle trials107100
William Carnaby, for the like at the London trials12000
James Preston, late Under-sheriff of Middlesex, for expenses of the trials of the rebel prisoners brought from Lancashire to London50000
Robert Patten, clerk, William Calderwood (at 20l. each) James Lappan and William Paton (at 10l. each)6000
James Lindsey, Edward Shaftoe and Crain Liddell at 2l. each, Aeneas Cameron, 10l.1600
Kenneth, late Lord Duffus, for 19 weeks' subsistence while a prisoner in the Tower5700
William, late Lord Nairn, and Robert late Earl of Carnwath, for the like for 7 weeks4200
John Darby, Keeper of the Marshalsea prison, for fees of five Swedish prisoners, committed on suspicion of piracy but afterwards discharged868
Olof Nordborg, for subsisting the said Swedish prisoners while detained after discharge for the prison fees755
Robert Heaton, for charges of the prosecution at Lincoln Assizes of Lewellyn Gwyllin, a papist, for speaking seditious words etc.21180
Francis Brace, for ditto of Robert Thomson at Bedford Summer Assizes, 1716 for dispersing a book English Advice to the Freeholders of England50115
Samuel Elisha, for charges in prosecuting seven rioters at the Lent Assizes for Salop in 171717160
Thomas Lister, for charges in prosecuting several persons for riots and breaking his windows in St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, and in prosecuting Thomas Brooks, then parish constable, for not suppressing the said riot etc.5000
this Accomptant, for expenses relating to the trial of the Earl of Oxford [see Vol. XXXI, pp. 56, 633]35805
John Evans, for fees of honour to the King's Servants upon Prince Frederick and the Duke of York being put in nomination to be elected Knights Companions of the Garter185164
Thomas Foley, for the Auditor's fee7000
fees paid at the Treasury and Exchequer and allowances to the Accomptant etc.25710
(total allowed as above 7,251l. 18s.d.)
total payments and allowances£9,26695
and so remains in surplusage£1,130160
to which is added money depending:
on Nathaniel Nichols, for subsistence of witnesses on the road to London
and on Gilbert Douglas, for the like of the King's evidence in Lancashire and for his own expenses8336
and so the Accomptant is in Surplusage£1,23166
Declared 23 October 1727.


1 The Rev. Mr. Bisse was indicted for preaching sermons full of seditious matter. He was sentenced to stand in the pillory at Westminster; to pay a fine of £600; to be imprisoned for four years; and to find two sureties in £500 each for his good behaviour [Torrens, History of Cabinets, Vol. I, p. 793, quoting a Report of the Solicitor to the Treasury of 27 Nov. 1718].
2 James Duke Crispe, the acting Secretary and Butler Noades, Surgeon's Mate, were accused of falsifying the roll of Out-Pensioners. [Dean: The Royal Hospital, Chelsea, pp. 188–190.]
3 See Vol. XXXI, p. cccxciii.