Appendix: Works at Windsor

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 25, 1711. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1952.

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Works at Windsor

The following Account covering several years has been omitted from previous volumes and has been published here for the sake of completeness:
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 3457 [E351/3457]. AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 2480, ROLL 280 [A.O.1/2480/280].
WILLIAM ROBERTS, Receiver of the Rents and Revenues within the Honour of Windsor.
Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accountants' hands on the end of the preceding Account Nil
Receipts: money had out of the Exchequer:
Michaelmas Term, 8 & 9 Anne, in full of 5,000l. by privy seal of 13 March 1701–2 and royal warrant of 28 Jan., 6 Anne 548 15
ditto, in part of 5,000l. by the same privy seal and royal warrant of 2 Nov., 8 Anne 2,122 8
Easter term, 9 Anne, in full of the same 2,877 11
ditto, in further part of 3,000l. for building Datchett bridge, by the same privy seal and royal warrant of 2 May, 5 Anne 259 15 8
ditto, in part of 5,000l. by the same privy seal and royal warrant of 3 Aug., 9 Anne 1,404 16 11
Michaelmas term, 9 & 10 Anne, in further part of the same 1,630 9
Michaelmas term, 10 & 11 Anne, in full of the same 1,964 13
ditto, in part of 5,000l. by the same privy seal and royal warrant of 11 Jan., 10 Anne 67 5
Michaelmas term, 12 & 13 Anne, in full of the same 4,932 14
ditto, in part of 10,000l. by the same privy seal and royal warrant of 15 Feb., 12 Anne 5,954 4 9
total charge and receipts 21,762 15
Discharge. £ s. d.
Surplusage due on the foot of the last Account 1,057 7 10¼
emptions and provisions 8,108 0
wages and entertainments: bricklayers at 3s. and 2s. 6d. per diem each, carpenters at 3s. and 2s. 6d. per diem each, masons at 3s. and 2s. 8d. per diem each, with labourers to attend them at 1s. 8d. per diem each, labourers at 2s. and 1s. 6d. per diem each 3,372 9 8
task work:
Benjamin Culcheith, painter, for painting work in the Queen's lodgings, the garden-house and at other lodgings, detailed, japanning a large screen for the Queen's bed at the garden house and for other work, detailed 777 10 3
Thomas Fort, master joiner, for work in the Queen's gallery and drawing room, the Lord Chamberlain's and Vice Chamberlain's lodgings and elsewhere, detailed 2,517 19 5
John Clark, Benjamin Jackson and Henry Bankes, successively master-masons, for setting up the arches in the Queen's privy kitchen, for paving and other work, detailed 688 11 3
Dominick Piles, bricklayer, for tiling at the tennis-court, paving cellars and vaults, new building part and raising the rest of the garden wall, etc. 813 2 1
David Lance, master playster, for lath and plaster work, etc., in several places, detailed 804 11
5,601 14
services of divers natures:
James Browne, for carting four bucks and for carriage of account-books, papers, etc. 431 7
the same for his attendance in making new roads by the Thames and in the Great Park, detailed, and from Windsor Town Gate up Snowden Hill, etc. 187 16 8
Henry Wise, gardener, for work in the Little and Great Parks, planting trees, sloping and levelling ground, repairing roads damaged by flood, and other work, detailed 1,386 15 0
the same for rolling and sweeping the terrace walk, etc. 356 10 0
Mansell Bennett, for mending and cleaning the Great Clock at Windsor Castle, April 1707 to April 1713 65 19 6
Martha Worster, for cleaning buckets 1 7 0
George Sorocold, for journeys about mending the water engine 7 1 9
Thomas Douglas, for mending two water pipes 2 18 8
William Brookes, for felling trees for firewood for the Duke of Northumberland, Governor of the Castle 1 13 4
John Tayllor, for pulling the engine to pieces for repair, putting it together again, mending the waterwall, etc. 10 11 2
Joseph Roberts, engine keeper, for repairs, etc. 145 16
2,597 12 0
annual fees and allowances to the Officers of the Works at Windsor:
Sir Christopher Wren, Comptroller of Works and Buildings at Windsor, at 2s. per diem, 1 Oct. 1708 to 30 June, 1713 173 8 0
John Ball, Surveyor, ditto, ditto 173 8 0
William Roberts, Receiver and Paymaster, ditto, ditto 173 8 0
James Browne, Purveyor, at 12d. per diem, ditto 86 14 0
to the Comptroller for his clerk, ditto, ditto 86 14 0
to the Surveyor, ditto, ditto, ditto 86 14 0
to the Paymaster, ditto, ditto, ditto 86 14 0
Theodore Randue, Keeper of the Castle gate, at 8d. per diem, ditto 57 16 0
James Browne, Keeper of the Timber Yard, ditto, ditto 57 16 0
John Churchill, master carpenter, at 6d. per diem, ditto 43 7 0
and to Thomas Foley for the Auditor's fee 118 15 0
1,144 14 0
total for the above payments 28,024l. 10s. 8¼d.
payments upon special warrants:
Grinlin Gibbons, carver, for his salary at 100l. per an. for cleaning and repairing several pieces of carved work; under royal warrant of 8 July 1702 and Treasury warrant of 26 Oct. 1710; 5½ years to Midsummer 1713 550 0 0
John Finkell, in full of the charge of building the bridge at Datchet near Windsor; by royal warrant of 2 May 1706 and an Order from Samuel Travers, Supervisor General, of 22 June 1710 259 15 8
809 15 8
Exchequer fees 318 2
total payments and allowances £23,009 16 9
and so the Accomptant is in surplusage 1,247 1
Declared 17 July 1717.