Declared Accounts
Hanaper

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'Declared Accounts: Hanaper', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 23: 1709 (1949), pp. CCCLXVII-CCCLXIX. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90780 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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Hanaper

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: HANAPER.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1716 (fn. 1) . AUDIT OFFICE BUNDLE 1397, ROLL 251.
Henry Seymour, Clerk or Keeper of the Hanaper in the Chancery.
Michaelmas 1708 to Michaelmas 1709.
Charge
Arrears: £ s. d. £ s. d.
respited moneys on the foot of the last accompt 370 18 3
money in the hands of the Accomptant 506 12
877 10
receipts or profits of several charters, patents, commissions, indentures etc. as follows:
small patents, 400 at 2s. each 40 0 0
sheriffs' patents, 46 at 3s. each 6 18 0
commissions of sewers, 4 at 30d. each 0 10 0
exemplifications, 27 at 16s. 4d. each 22 1 0
deaneries, 2 at 16s. 4d. each 1 12 8
archdeaconries and prebends, 3 at 16s. 4d. each 2 9 0
presentations, 53 at 16s. 4d. each 43 5 8
dispensations, 42 at 16s. 4d. each 34 6 0
grants of office during life, 2 at 49s. each 4 18 0
do. do., 2 at 32s. 8d. each 3 5 4
do. during pleasure, 5 at 32s. 8d. each 8 3 4
do. do., 7 at 1s. 4d. each 5 14 4
do. during good behaviour, 1 at 32s. 8d. 1 12 8
appeals and adjuncts, 17 at 16s. 4d. each 13 17 8
annuities and pensions, 3 at 16s. 4d. each 2 9 0
indentures, 2 at 4l. 1s. 8d. each 8 3 4
special licences for years, 1 at 32s. 8d. 1 12 8
do. 3 at 24s. 4d. each 3 13 0
special pardons and de cursu, 1 at 16s. 4d. 0 16 4
grants of great fee, 5 at 7l. 11s. 8d. each 37 18 4
fines on the above grants 6 13 4
249 19 8
fines of Statute Staple and Original Writs in Chancery (11l. 13s. 4d. and 3s. 4d.) 11 16 8
farm of the profits of the seals of the Queen's Bench and of the Common Pleas, leased to George, Duke of Northumberland as George lord Fitzroy 1,653 14 0
farm of the fines of Alienation and Writs of Concord leased to the lord Treasurer 1,546 12 0
farm of the Sixpenny Writs, leased to Anne, Countess of Newburgh 1,000 0 0
total charge and arrears £5,339 12
Discharge
payments by patent: £ s. d.
William, lord Cowper, lord Chancellor, for diets etc. 1,096 19 0
John Trevor, kt., Master of the Rolls and 11 other Chancery Masters for robes 82 8 0
George Wright, clerk of the Crown in Chancery for fee 60 0 0
this Accomptant for his several allowances 98 1
Jonathan Gorstellow Snow, Prothonotary of the Chancery as granted to him and to Charles Snow 100 0 0
Matthew Johnson, clerk of the Parliaments, for his fee 40 0 0
William Oaker, scrivenor of leases, do. 20 0 0
the two Auditors of the Hanaper 10 0 0
John Suffeild, one of the Six Clerks and Clerk Comptroller of the Hanaper 10 0 0
Thomas Harris, Chafewax, for provision of wax for seals 360 0 0
do. at 2½d. a day for wages 3 16
the Crier of the Chancery and others for parchment 282 12 0
John Trevor, Crier of the Chancery, for wages and robes 8 10
(total payments by patent 2,172l. 6s.d.)
payments by warrant:
George Wright, clerk of the Crown in Chancery 92 13 4
John Suffeild, clerk Comptroller of the Hanaper 13 6 8
John Walker, deputy of Matthew Johnson, clerk of the Parliaments, for transmitting to Chancery enrolments of Public Bills etc. 174 10 0
Edward Castle, stationer, for books etc. for the House of Lords etc. 113 0 0
Sherrard Serjeant, for coal etc. 48 18 0
Charles Harper, stationer, for stationery wares supplied the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery 29 6
Jonathan Gorstelowe Snow, prothonotary of the Chancery, for enrolments etc. 170 11 8
Robert Briscoe, messenger extraordinary attending the lord Chancellor 261 0 0
Israel Harrison, stationer, for stationery wares supplied the Hanaper office 43 3 6
the Clerk of the Hanaper for the increased price of parchment 73 4 0
Robert Lindsey, clerk of the Hanaper, for expenses of his journeys attending the Great Seal 15 0 0
William West, embroiderer, for a rich velvet bag for the Great Seal 55 10 0
Joseph Harvey, sealer, for diets and robes 42 18
do. for riding charges, attending the Great Seal 15 0 0
Thomas Harris, chafewax, for diets etc. 28 12 0
John Mence, deputy of Thomas Harris, for riding charges, attending the Great Seal 15 0 0
William Wekett, Joseph Richards, Samuel Clarke and John Barrett, messengers, attending the Great Seal and the Receipt of the Exchequer, for expenses in proclaiming Royal Proclamations in all parts of the Kingdom 385 0 0
James Hunter for sweeping Westminster Hall 1 6 8
this Accomptant for his expenses 40 0 0
the two Auditors of the Hanaper for their fees 40 0 0
(total payments by Warrant 1,658l. 0s.d.)
payments by way of reward:
John Trevor, kt., Master of the Rolls, for keeping the house of Converts in London with two chaplains, a clerk and two converts, Peter Samuell and John Meza 27 4 7
total allowances and payments £3,857 11
and so remains 1,482 0 11¾
Against which respited moneys of the issues of divers Charters etc. sealed in the time of previous accounts:
Mich. 1650 to 6 Aug. 1660 200 4 11
10 July 12 Car. 2 to Mich. 12 Car. 2. 15 15 0
Mich. 12 Car. 2 to Mich. 4 Jac. 2. 122 9 0
Mich. 1688 to Mich 13 Will. 3. 29 12 4
Mich. 1701 to Mich 1708, 7 Anne 2 17 0
370 18 3
and so this Accountant is indebted 1,111 2
Declared 4 July 1710.
Editor's Note. The second Hanaper Account for this period, Audit Office, Bundle 1397, Roll 252, gives the Account of Receipts, dated, under the several headings, e.g., patents, exemplifications, etc. and in the case of the more important documents gives the names of the persons concerned: it is of no financial interest but may be consulted for other purposes.

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1 The Pipe Office Roll is in places almost illegible.