Declared Accounts
New Churches

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William A. Shaw and F. H. Slingsby (editors)

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'Declared Accounts: New Churches', Calendar of Treasury books, Volume 32: 1718 (1962), pp. CCCXCV-CCCXCVII. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85505 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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New Churches

DECLARED ACCOUNT: NEW CHURCHES.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 437, ROLL 4 [A.O.1/437/4].

John Leacroft, Treasurer and Receiver of the Moneys for Building fifty New Churches.

24 June 1717 to 29 September 1718.

Charge.£s.d.£s.d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands as at the foot of the last Accompt4,781196
depending upon sundry workmen and others for money imprested as at the foot of the said last Accompt2,00000
6,781196
Receipts: money had out of the Exchequer:
Easter term 3 and 4 George I, upon account
11,00000
Michaelmas term, 4 George I, ditto1,1221211
12,1221211
total charge and receipts£18,904125
Discharge.
Money paid for sites of Churches and Ministers' houses:
Abraham Kemp for ground to build a Minister's house upon in Stratford Row
14000
John Bennet, a Master in Chancery, in pursuance of a Decretal Order of 28 Feb. 1717–1718 on the part of the Governors of the Free School of Queen Elizabeth in St. Olave's, Southwark, for a site whereon to build a new Church60000
Joseph Young, Master, and Jacob Brent and John Cox, Wardens of the Ironmongers' Company, on conveyance of a site for a Church, Churchyard and Minister's house in St. Giles, Cripplegate90000
John Hiccocks, Master in Chancery, in pursuance of a decretal Order in Betty Clerk Walker and others v. the Archbishop of Canterbury and others, the Commissioners for building Fifty New Churches, for principal and interest agreed to be paid to John Walker, deceased, for part of the ground wherein the New Church in the Strand now standeth244111
William Lee, for obtaining a perfect title to grounds in Bethnal Green for the site of a Church3000
Edward Nelthorp, Chairman of the Trustees of St. George's Chapel, for paving the area of the said Chapel18000
2,094.111
salaries and allowances:
Henry Smith, late Treasurer to the Commissioners, at 300l. per an., Midsummer 1715 to 9 Dec. 1715, when he was superseded, and for the employment of his house for the meeting of the Commissioners, for coals and for Exchequer fees
336140
John Leacroft, this Accomptant; year to Xmas 171730000
Jenkin Thomas Phillips, Secretary; same time20000
Nicholas Hawkesmore, Surveyor; same time20000
John James, Surveyor; same time20000
Vigerus Edwards, Solicitor; same time8000
John Skeate, Agent; same time10000
William Walters, Messenger; same time4000
John Leacroft, this Accountant, for rent of a house; same time7500
Edward Harley and Thomas Foley, for the Auditors' fees for this and the preceeding Account11116
1,64310
total payments and allowances£3,738110¼
and so remains£15,16610
whereof depending on sundry workmen and others for money imprested:
within the time of preceding Accounts:
Thomas Rouse, late Secretary to the Commissioners, to pay over to the Hon. Spencer Compton, Treasurer of the late Queen's Bounties, in satisfaction of the like sum advanced
20000
the same, for payment of tradesmen's bills, etc. (two items)20000
Jenkin Thomas Philips, succeeding Rouse, for incidents (ditto)10000
James Ellis, of the parish of St. Antholin in the City and James Hands of the parish of St. Giles in the Fields, plaisterers, for plaisterers' work at Deptford new Church40000
John Grove, carpenter, of the parish of St. Clement Danes in the Liberty of Westminster, for carpenters' work at the new Church in the parish of St. Margaret's, Westminster50000
James Grove, of the parish of Greenwich, co. Kent, carpenter, for carpenters' work at the new Church in Upper Wapping, Stepney60000
2,00000
within the time of this Account:
Edward Strong, of Greenwich, co. Kent, mason, and Edward Tuffnill of St. Margaret's, Westminster, mason, for mason's work, at the several new Churches of Greenwich, Deptford, Lymehouse, Wapping, Blombsbury and Westminster
5,00000
Thomas Dann, of St. George's parish, Southwark, mason, and Thomas Bray of St. Paul's, London, mason, for masons' work at the new Churches of Spittle Fields and Lombard Street1,10000
John Skeat, of Bow Lane, for smith's work40000
James Ellis, of Watling Street, and James Hands, of Wild Street, plaisterers, for plaisterers' work at Deptford new Church20000
John Grove, of St. Clement Danes, carpenter, for carpenter's work at the new Churches in the Strand and Westminster50000
James Grove, of Greenwich, co Kent, carpenter, for carpenter's work at the new Churches at Deptford, Spittlefields, Wapping and Lymehouse60000
George Osmond, of Fetter Lane, plumber, for plumber's work at the new Churches of Spittlefields and the Strand20000
Richard Marples, near the Monument, plumber, for plumber's work at the new Church in the Strand10000
John Smallwell, of Vine Street, Westminster, joiner, for joiner's work at the new Church at Greenwich25000
John Gillam, of Greenwich, co. Kent, joiner, for joiner's work at the new Churches of Deptford and Greenwich45000
William Tuffnel, of Westminster, bricklayer, for bricklayer's work at the new Church in Westminster4000
Henry Hester, of Crootched Fryers and Francis Withers of Coleman Street, bricklayers, for bricklayers' work at the new Churches of Lombard Street and the Strand4000
Richard Goodchild, of Cannon Street, bricklayer, for bricklayer's work at the new Churches of Lymehouse, Wapping and Spittlefields25000
Thomas Lucas, of Deptford, co. Kent, bricklayer, for bricklayer's work at Deptford new Church40000
Richard Jones, of Wapping, carver, for carver's work at Greenwich new Church4000
John Ford, of Red Lyon Street, and Edward Boswel, of Bloomesbury, bricklayers, for bricklayers' work at Bloomesbury new Church15000
Henry Hester, of Crootched Fryers, bricklayer, for bricklayer's work at the Church of St. Mary's, Woolnoth3000
John Townsend, of St. Paul's Wharfe, mason, for mason's work at the new Church in the Strand1,00000
Jenkin Thomas Philips, Secretary to the Commissioners, for incident charges5000
10,80000
£12,80000
and so the Accomptant is Indebted£2,36612
Declared 29 February 1719–20.