Declared Accounts
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'Declared Accounts: Treasury Solicitor', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 29: 1714-1715 (1957), pp. CDVI-CDVII. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86449 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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DECLARED ACCOUNTS: TREASURY SOLICITOR.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 3023 [E.351/3023].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 2318, ROLL 41 [A.O.1/2318/41].
Edward Borrett, Solicitor for the Affairs of the Treasury.
Final Account: 15 October 1714 to 1 June 1715.
Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: depending upon George Drummond, late Accomptand to the Commissioners of Excise in Scotland 300 0 0
money remaining in the Accomptant's hands, nil, he being in surplusage nil
Receipts: money imprested to the Accomptant out of the Exchequer:
Michaelmas term, 1 George I; by General Letters Patent Dormant of 14 Aug. 1 George I 10,077 7 6
Easter term 1 & 2 George I; by the same 1,000 0 0
total charge and receipts £11,377 7 6
Discharge.
Surplusage on the preceding Accompt 1,171 6 0
expenses of prosecutions in 45 suits for treason in Antegoa, for riots, seditious words etc.: £ s. d.
for Counsel's fees in the said 45 causes 429 18 6
for fees to their clerks 37 5 0
to Mr. Harcourt in the Crown Office and to Mr. Eyres, a Clerk of the Exchequer Court 363 0 1
for term fees 5 9 6
to several attorneys etc. 289 5 6
to several other persons for copies of papers and expenses 22 1 6
for disbursements 12 3 0
for expenses at several meetings etc. 30 18 5
1,190 1 6
for charges and disbursements in the execution of a special Commission of Oyer and Terminer, etc. for the City of Bristol on occasion of the riot there:
for Counsel's fees at 100l. each 400 0 0
for their clerks 43 0 0
to the Cryer of the Court 5 7 6
to the Clerk of the Assizes and others 123 5 0
for necessary expenses of the Judges etc. 390 0 10
to the Accomptant for his extraordinary trouble 53 15 0
1,015 8 4
for sundry charges relating to the said Prosecutions, detailed 533 0 0
for sundry extraordinary services, detailed, pursuant to Treasury Warrants and Orders:
for passing Privy Seals etc. 287 8 8
for preparing etc. a conveyance to the
King of the Housekeeper's house at St. James's 10 14 0
to Sir James Mountague and Sir Robert Eyre, the late Attorney and Solicitor General, for their advice on matters sent them by the Commissioners of Trade etc. 177 7 6
for a moiety of the charges of the sickness and funeral of Mrs. Ruth Sparks who died of injuries by the fall of a scaffold at the Coronation and to Edward Milward for money paid to others so injured 108 1 5
paid to James Tyton, Clerk to the Justices, appointed to buy up cattle sick of the contagious distemper in 1714, for money paid to the owners as the King's Bounty and for the charge of burying the dead cattle etc. 5,995 16 0
to this Accomptant for his salary to 1 June 1715 when he was superseded 217 0 8
to the same for finding where the Public Accomptants lived and for bringing them to render their Accompts etc. and for recovery of 2,500l. from the Executors of William Harbord, late Paymaster General of the Forces in Ireland 750 0 0
more for recovering arrears for taxes and other duties 100 0 0
to Edward Harley for the Auditor's fee 40 0 0
7,686 8 3
total payments and allowances 11,596 4 1
whereunto is added the money depending on George Drummond, late Accomptant to the Commissioners of Excise 300 0 0
£11,896 4 1
and so the Accomptant is in Surplusage 518 16 7
Declared 8 December 1724.