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'Declared Accounts: Hanaper', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 26: 1712 (1954), pp. CDIII-CDV. URL: Date accessed: 26 October 2014.


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PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1719 [E351/1719].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1398, ROLL 257 [A.O.1/1398/257].
THOMAS EDWARDS and JOSEPH WHITEHEAD, holders in survivorship of the Office of Clerk or Keeper of the Hanaper.
Michaelmas 1711 to Michaelmas 1712.
Arrears: respited moneys in the hands of divers persons as at the foot of the last Account37373
remaining in the Accountants' hands, as at the foot of the last Account199139
Receipts: money received of the issues and profits of Charters or Letters Patent, Commissions, Indentures and other Deeds:
small patents: 398 at 2s. each39160
sheriffs' patents: 46 at 3s. each6180
commissions of sewers: 15 at 2s. 6d. each1176
exemplifications: 17 at 16s. 4d. each13178
archdeaconries and prebends: two at 16s. 4d. each1128
presentations: 37 at 16s. 4d. each3044
dispensations: 40 at 16s. 4d. each32134
grants of office for life: one at0164
ditto during pleasure: ten at 32s. 8d. each1668
ditto, ditto: twelve at 16s. 4d. each9160
denizations: one at0164
appeals and adjuncts: 19 at 16s. 4d . each15104
indentures: one at0164
special commissions: two at 32s. 8d. each and one at 16s. 4d .418
special licences: six at 24s. 4d. each760
special pardons and de cursu: one at0164
grants of great fee: four at 7l. 11s. 8d. each3068
fines thereof6134
moneys received for fines of Statutes Staple and for profits of Original Writs: fines of Statutes Staple2042
farm of the profits of the Seals of the Queen's Bench and of the Common Pleas, leased to George, Duke of Northumberland, and his heirs male1,653140
farm of the Common Fines, leased to the Lord High Treasurer for seven years1,546120
farm of the Sixpenny Writs, leased to Anne, Countess Dowager of Newburgh, for 41 years from 13 Jan. 1688–91,00000
total charge and receipts£5,013168
Payments by letters patent:
Simon, Lord Harcourt, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain, for diets, for his annuity, for extraordinary attendance, for robes, for his allowance of Gascon wine and for wax1,09820
Sir John Trevor, Master of the Rolls, and the eleven other Chancery Masters for their winter and summer robes8280
George Wrighte, Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for his fee6000
these Accomptants, for their several yearly allowances98311
Matthew Snow, Prothonotary of the Chancery, for his allowance10000
Matthew Johnson, Clerk of the Parliaments, for his fee4000
William Oaker, General Scrivener of Chancery Leases, ditto2000
John Roberts, Clerk of the Writs in Chancery2000
the two Auditors of the Hanaper1000
Woolcom's Pollexfen, one of the Six Clerks of the Chancery and Clerk Comptroller of the Hanaper, for his fee as of old1000
Thomas Harris, Chafewax, for wax36000
the same for his wages of 2½d. a day as aforetime3163
the Crier of the Chancery and other Officers for their yearly allowances of parchment282120
John Trevor, Crier of the Chancery, for his wages and for thread, needles, etc.8107
total under letters patent 2,193l. 12s. 9d.
payments by warrant:
George Wrighte, Clerk of the Crown, for writing patents, etc.179134
Woolcom' Pollexfen, Clerk Comptroller of the Hanaper, for engrossment of the Comptrol Books1368
John Walker, deputy to Matthew Johnson, Clerk of the Parliaments, for copying and engrossing several public bills, etc.11076
the same for several Journals copied in the House of Lords and delivered to Simon Harcourt, Lord Keeper22800
Edward Castle, stationer, for stationery for the House of Lords and Privy Council135190
James Tonson, ditto, for stationery wares for the Secretaries and Clerks of the Lord Keeper266184
Sherrard Serjeant, for necessaries for the Court at the Lord Chanceller's house841410
Charles Harper, stationer, for stationery wares for the Crown Office73190
Robert Briscoe, Queen's Messenger attending the Great Seal, for his usual fee of 3s. a day54180
the same, for his charges and those of his deputies in carrying and delivering several Writs of Election287100
the same, for his expenses in attending the Great Seal18100
Israel Harrison, stationer, for stationery wares for the Hanaper Office43101
these Accountants, for the increased cost of parchment7340
David Davies, embroiderer, for a richly embroidered bag to hold the Great Seal5500
Joseph Harvey, Sealer, for diets, wages, necessaries and winter robe4303
Thomas Lees, smith, for a press for the Great Seal1600
Thomas Harris, Chafewax, for diets, etc.28134
William Wekett, Joseph Richards, Samuel Clarke and John Barrett, four messengers attending the Great Seal, for expenses in publishing Proclamations23500
Joseph Harvey, Sealer, Thomas Harris, Chafewax, and Robert Lindsey, clerk to these Accountants, for expenses in attending the Great Seal in the summer of 17124500
James Hunter, for sweeping Westminster Hall168
these Accountants for the charges and expenses of passing this Account4000
the Auditor of the Hanaper, for his yearly additional fee for checking and engrossing this Account2000
total payments by Warrant 2,054l. 11s. 0d.
payments by way of reward:
Sir John Trevor for keeping the House of Converts, with two Chaplains, a Clerk and two Converts, viz., Peter Samuell and John Meza; and for his care and examination of Originals in the Chancery3747
total payments and allowances£4,28584
and so remains72884
against which respited moneys [as in the preceding Account, Vol. XXV, p. cdxxxviii]37373
and so these Accomptants are Indebted35511
Declared 24 December 1714.
For the nature of the second Hanaper Account for this period, AUDIT OFFICE; BUNDLE 1398, ROLL 258, see EDITOR'S NOTE on p. cdxxxviii of Vol. XXV.