Minutes of a Whig Club
1715

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H. Horwitz, W.A. Speck, W.A. Gray (editors)

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1981

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'Minutes of a Whig Club: 1715', London Politics 1713-1717: Minutes of a Whig club 1714-1717, London Pollbooks 1713 (1981), pp. 15-36. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=38803 Date accessed: 22 July 2014.


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32. Thursday, 6 January 1715. Present: Mr Fisher, Mr Bagshaw, Major Lechmere, Col. Shorey, Mr Younge, Major Hatley.

Paid to make up the reckoning this night: 7s. 6d.

33. (p. 26) Thursday, 20 January 1715. Present: Mr Cooke, Mr Woodford, Mr Bagshaw, Mr Smythe, Mr Blowen, Mr Trench, Mr Baylis, Mr London, Mr Younge, Mr Fisher, Major Lechmere, Mr Cooper, Mr Daye.

Memorandum, this night Mr Woodford treated the club with a bowl of punch.

34. Thursday, 3 February 1715. Present: Major Lechmere, Mr Bagshaw. Paid for the reckoning this night: 5s.

35. (p. 27) Thursday, 10 February 1715. Present: Col. Shorey, Mr Blowen, Mr Younge, Mr Cooper, Mr Woodford, Mr Eyles, Mr Perry, Mr Fisher, Mr Cooke, Mr Baylis.

Memorandum, the Secretary to send to every member a list of the wards where members are wanting in order to fill up the number of the club with proper persons at the next meeting.

Received by the surplus of the reckoning this night: 5s. 6d.

36. Thursday, 17 February 1715. Present: Major Lechmere, Mr Daye, Mr Cooke, Mr Younge, Mr Fisher, Col. Shorey, Mr Bagshaw.

Paid to make up the reckoning this night: 1s.

37. (p. 28) Thursday, 24 February 1715. Present: Mr Woodford, Mr Perry, Col. Shorey, Mr Daye, Mr Younge, Mr Lyell, Mr Bagshaw, Mr Eyles, Mr Fisher, Major Lechmere.

Persons recommended for several wards to become members of the club. Aldersgate: Mr Sprint, bookseller, by Mr Lyell. Bishopsgate Within: Mr Alsop, against St Helen's, by Major Lechmere; Mr Partridge, brazier, in Gracechurch Street, by Mr Daye. Bridge: Mr Francis Hutchinson, in Gracechurch Street, by Mr Daye; Mr Henry Neale, soapmaker, in Thames Street, by Mr Fisher. Candlewick: Mr John Williams, woollen draper, by Deputy Sharpe, by Major Lechmere and Mr Fisher; Mr John Thompson, corn factor, by Mr Lyell and Mr Fisher. (p. 29) Castle Baynard: Mr John Halsey, cheesemonger, in Newgate Market, by Mr Fisher. Cripplegate Within: Mr Deputy Egleton, in Wood Street, by Col. Shorey and Mr Perry; Major Croshaw, by Mr Lyell. Dowgate: Mr Jacob Jacobsen, by Mr Woodford; Mr William Gould, by Col. Shorey. Farringdon Without (Holborn Side): Thomas Jordan, a turner, at the Rose and Crown on Snow Hill, by Mr Fisher; Mr Joseph Dawson, a cheesemonger, by Holborn Bridge, by Mr Fisher. Farringdon Without (Fleet Street Side): Mr Timothy Goodwin, bookseller, against St Dunstan's Church in Fleet Street, by Mr Fisher; (p. 30) Mr John Warner, a goldsmith, without Temple Bar, by Mr Eyles. Portsoken: memorandum, Mr Mayne, a woollen draper, without Aldgate, by Col. Shorey; memorandum, Mr Hawkins, a gunsmith in the Minories, by Major Lechmere. Queenhithe: Capt. Henry Langley, in Queenhithe, oilman, by Col. Shorey; Capt. Skey, in Thames Street, tobacconist, by Col. Shorey; Mr Steward, by Sir John Fryer. Walbrook: Mr Matthew Shepherd, by Mr Bagshaw; Mr Mark Warkman, wine merchant, in Cannon Street, by Mr Fisher and Major Lechmere; Mr Torriano, Spanish merchant.

Paid to make up the reckoning this night: 4s. 6d.

38. (p. 31) Thursday, 3 March 1715. Present: Mr Cooke, Mr Fisher, Col. Shorey, Major Lechmere, Mr Cooper, Mr Daye, Mr Woodford, Mr Eyles.

Received by the surplus of the reckoning: 1s. 6d.

39. Thursday, 10 March 1715. Present: Mr Woodford, Mr Eyles, Mr Cooke, Major Lechmere, Mr Warner.

Paid to make up the reckoning this night: 4s. 2d.

40. (p. 32) Thursday, 17 March 1715. Present: Mr Woodford, Mr London, Mr Smythe, Mr Cooper, Mr Fisher, Mr Baylis, Mr Younge, Mr Daye, Mr Warner, Major Hatley, Major Lechmere.

The club taking into consideration the act of Common Council made in 1692 which excludes unfreemen from voting in elections of Aldermen and Common Councilmen. And the question being put, that the bringing to trial that by law would be for the interest of [the] public in the several wards, the club gave their opinions following: Aldersgate Within, gain; Aldersgate Without, gain; Aldgate, gain; Bassishaw, gain; Billingsgate, gain; Bishopsgate Within, gain; Bishopsgate Without, gain; Bread Street, doubtful; Bridge, doubtful; Broad Street, gain; (p. 33) Candlewick, gain; Castle Baynard, lose; Cheap, gain; Coleman Street, doubtful; Cordwainer, gain; Cornhill, gain; Cripplegate Within, doubtful; Cripplegate Without, doubtful; Dowgate, doubtful; Farringdon Within, doubtful; Farringdon Without, lose; Langbourn, gain; Lime Street, gain; Portsoken, doubtful; Queenhithe, doubtful; Tower, gain; Vintry, gain; Walbrook, gain.

Received by the surplus of the reckoning this night: 5s. 3d.

41. (p. 34) Thursday, 24 March 1715. Present: Mr Woodford, Mr Baylis, Major Lechmere, Major Hatley, Mr Smythe, Mr Cooper, Mr Fisher, Mr Younge, Mr Trench, Mr Warner, Mr Eyles, Mr Bagshaw, Mr Houblon.

Received by the surplus of the reckoning this night: 10s.

Mr Woodford is desired to give to Sir John Ward the list of names which the club have agreed upon to be part of the commissioners for the land tax.

42. Thursday, 31 March 1715. Present: Mr Cooke, Mr Perry, Mr Younge.

Paid to make up the reckoning this night: 2s.

Broke up at past eleven o'clock (memorandum, per Mr C[harles] C[ooke]).

43. (p. 35) Thursday, 7 April 1715. Present: Mr Fisher, Col. Shorey, Major Lechmere, Major Hatley, Mr Cooper, Mr Bagshaw.

Received by the surplus of the reckoning: 2s. 6d.

44. Thursday, 14 April 1715. Present: Mr Cooke, Mr Woodford, Mr Baylis, Mr Warner, Mr Younge, Mr Daye, Mr Lyell.

Mr Cooke, Mr Eyles, Mr Woodford, Mr Baylis and Mr Lyell are desired to attend the four members who serve in parliament for this City and request that the club may have the perusal of the list of the commissioners for the land tax, by them settled.

Paid to make up the reckoning this night: 1s.

45. (p. 36) Thursday, 21 April 1715. Present: Mr Eyles, Mr Woodford, Mr Daye, Major Lechmere, Mr Younge, Mr Fisher, Mr Bagshaw.

Paid to make up the reckoning this night: 3s. 6d.

46. Thursday, 28 April 1715. Present: Mr Cooke, Mr Fisher, Mr Daye, Mr Bagshaw, Major Lechmere.

Paid to Mr Daye his expenses for the club on Monday last and on this day: 7s. 6d.

Paid to make up the reckoning this night: 2s. 5d.

47. (p. 37) Thursday, 5 May 1715. Present: Major Lechmere, Mr Fisher, Col. Shorey, Major Hatley, Mr Bagshaw, Mr Younge, Mr Daye, Mr Eyles.

The Postmasters General [James, fourth Baron Cornwallis and James Craggs senior] having given leave to the club to recommend two persons out of each ward to be preferred to places in the General Post Office, the following persons were nominated for that purpose: Aldgate Ward, Philip Gage and Henry Smith, by Mr Eyles; Bassishaw, Henry Heath and William Henshaw, by Col. Shorey; Billingsgate, Henry Amey and John Gregory, by Mr James Fisher; Broad Street, Thomas Griffith and Andrew Parry, by Mr Woodford; Cheap, Sampson Coleclough and Thomas Raymond, by Mr Younge; (p. 38) Cornhill, Benjamin Whitebread and Thomas Rawlins, by Mr Daye; Cripplegate Without, Andrew Vigners, by Mr Cooke; Farringdon Within, Richard Littleton and Charles Pickering, by Major Hatley; Langbourn, Thomas Petty, by Mr Eyles; Lime Street, Thomas Mayley and Nathaniel Bishop, by Mr Bagshaw; Tower, John Middleton and John Stevens, by Major Lechmere; Vintry, John Carey and John Feilder, by Mr Cooper; Southwark, Edmund Harris, by Mr Eyles.

(p. 39) Mr Eyles, Mr Cooke and Mr Woodford are desired to attend the Postmasters General with the recommendation of the aforesaid persons, subscribed by all the members of the club now present.

Paid to make up the reckoning this night: 2s. 10d.

48. Thursday, 12 May 1715. Present: Major Lechmere, Mr Fisher, Mr Cooke, Col. Shorey, Mr Eyles.

Memorandum, to speak to Mr Blowen about Andrew Vigners, recommended by Mr Cooke.

Memorandum, to speak to Mr Woodford for a list of the commissioners for the land tax as passed in the act of parliament.

Received by the surplus of the reckoning this night: 2s. 9d.

49. (p. 40) Thursday, 19 May 1715. Present: Major Lechmere, Mr Younge, Mr Daye.

Paid to make up the reckoning this night: 1s. 10d.

50. Thursday, 26 May 1715. Present: Mr Daye, Major Lechmere, Mr Younge.

A letter wrote by the members present to Mr Woodford about the meeting of the club.

Received by the surplus of the reckoning: 1s. 6d.

51. (p. 41) Thursday, 16 June 1715. Present: Mr Fisher, Mr Younge.

[No minute]

52. Thursday, 23 June 1715. Present: Mr Daye.

Memorandum, to write to such members of the club who have recommended persons to be preferred in the General Post Office that they meet at Garraway's Coffee House on Tuesday next between twelve and one to go with Mr Woodford to Mr Craggs for that purpose. To send also to Mr Woodford on Monday night to remind him of this, and the affair of Cheap Ward.

Paid to make up the reckoning this night: 6d.

53. (p. 42) Thursday, 30 June 1715. Present: Major Lechmere, Major Hatley.

Paid to make up the reckoning at the club this night: 6d.

54. Wednesday, 6 July 1715. Present: Mr Eyles, Mr London, Mr Lyell, Mr Cooke, Mr Woodford, Mr Baylis, Mr Bagshaw, Major Lechmere, Col. Shorey, Major Hatley, Mr Trench, Mr Daye, Mr Younge, Mr Blowen, Mr Fisher, Mr Smythe, Mr Perry, Mr Warner.

Mr Craggs acquainted the club that he had received the list of persons recommended by them to be preferred to places in the General Post Office, and that when any vacancies happened those persons should be taken care for.

Agreed, that the future meetings of this club be on the first Thursday in every month and that all the members be then summoned to attend and as often as anything extraordinary may happen.

Memorandum, this day Mr Craggs entertained the club at a dinner.

55. (p. 43) Wednesday, 27 July 1715. Present: Mr Cooke, Major Hatley, Col. Shorey, Major Lechmere, Mr Cooper, Mr Warner, Mr Eyles, Mr Younge, Mr Fisher, Mr Daye.

Col. Shorey acquainted the club that this meeting was to desire the members to give an account what houses there are in their respective wards who entertain persons disaffected to the government and non-jurors, in order to be searched by the officers of the Lieutenancy who are empowered for that purpose.

Received by the surplus of the reckoning this night: 4s. 10d.

56. Thursday, 4 August 1715. Present: Mr Smythe, Col. Shorey, Mr Trench, Major Hatley, Mr Fisher, Mr Cooper, Mr Bagshaw, Mr Daye.

List of suspected persons in Cornhill Ward.

*Nathaniel Crossly, barber, below the Exchange

*George Strahan, bookseller, against Exchange

*John Tart, pattern shop, near Swan and Hoop

William Hyde, linendraper, at the Star

*[blank] Jones, a toy shop, at the Crown and Pearl (p. 44) Henry Wingfield, linendraper, at the Three Nuns

*John Bucannon, pattern shop, at the Black Boy

*William Murford, ditto, at the Royal Point

Anthony Harrison, watchmaker, Birchin Lane

Edward Warren, coffeeman, ditto

Thomas Organ, barber, ditto

*James Brent, tallowchandler, ditto

*John Cooper, coffeeman, corner of Miles Alley

*at John Cooper's, a watchmaker, professed Papist

The Rainbow Coffee House kept by a Papist woman and may entertain dangerous persons.

(The most dangerous marked thus, *)

57. List of suspected persons in Vintry Ward.

Edward White, pressmaker, in Thames Street near Elbow Lane

Thomas Hosier, at Fishermen's Hall

John Houghton, victualler, in Brick Hill Lane

(p. 45) John Boyce, cabinetmaker, Maiden Lane

Francis Zouch, snuff merchant, corner Garlick Hill, in Thames Street

Richard Yalding, victualler, Worcester Place

Edward Nurden, a non-juror, a dyer, in ditto

Thomas Rich, a non-juror, a dyer, in Black Swan Alley, Thames Street

William Daltry, ditto

George Whittle, dyer, in Sheppard's Alley

Thomas Shuttleworth, a Papist, exchange broker on Garlick Hill

Roger Penny, Black Swan Alley, Thames Street

Charles Badger, a Papist, in Sheppard's Alley in Thames Street

William Ward, grocer, lower end of Garlick Hill in Thames Street

Widow Fellows, on Garlick Hill, lets lodgings

William Kempster, a mason, Garlick Hill

Charles Drew, a mercer, in Bow Lane

John Parker, apothecary, in ditto

(p. 46) Randolph Fernley, a hot presser, Cloak Lane

Charles Mason, cabinetmaker, College Hill

Roger Lawrence, a non-juror, ditto

Thomas Mellan, bricklayer, ditto

John Brookes, carpenter, ditto

Henry Freeman, tailor, Queen Street

William Horton, tobacconist, ditto

58. List of suspected persons in Farringdon Without.

William Chesshire, mercer, the corner of the Old Bailey next Ludgate

Dr Browne, examiner, next behind him in the Old Bailey

Thomas Sowlter, glass seller, the corner of Fleet Street by Fleet Bridge

Cave Wiseman, hatter, ditto

Thomas Ketterick, upholder, ditto

Ambrose Rule, in Salisbury Court

(p. 47) George Parker, almanac maker, in Salisbury Court

[blank] Anson, goldsmith, turned Papist, in Fleet Street

Richard Keys, in New Street

[blank] Dunn, pewterer, ditto

Capt. Hide, ditto

Deputy John Tayler, ditto

William Kent, by the Ditch Side

Richard Norton, ditto

William Clarkson, ditto, upholder

Joseph Pluckrose, upholder, ditto

Thomas Robinson, City Smith, Bond's Stables

William Sparkes, Fetter Lane

John Stanton, ditto

William Almond, ditto

[blank] Humphreys, at Mr Kirkall's, a fanmaker, near Horn Tavern in Fleet Street

[blank] Dandridge, in Fetter Lane

William Howard, in Fleet Street

(p. 48) Thomas Parsons, in Fleet Street

Thomas Searle, in ditto

Samuel Keble, bookseller, in ditto

Robert Vincent, stationer, in ditto

Philip Overton, printseller, in ditto

Richard Peirson, goldsmith, Papist, in ditto

Robert Gosling, in ditto

Charles Lee, vintner, in ditto

John Child, ironmonger, by Bell Yard End in Fleet Street

Edward Cordwell, City Carpenter, by Bridewell

Thomas Newell, Ludgate Hill

[blank] Hatley, mercer, ditto

[blank] Halsey, apothecary, ditto

Humphrey Howes, barber, Bride Lane End in Fleet Street

[blank] Bristow, goldsmith, next door

[blank] Dolleigh, alehouse keeper, at the Twelve Bells next door

Daniel Hughes, an attorney, in Raquet Court in Fleet Street

(p. 49) [blank] Harker, a farrier's son, in Salisbury Court

59. Farringdon Without (Holborn Side).

Charles Price, a thread man, at the Sun near Shoe Lane End, Holborn

Henry Foster, bricklayer, in Scroop's Court in Holborn

(blank) Slaughter, grocer, near Leather Lane in Holborn

John Lawrence, pewterer, in King's Head Court in Holborn

(blank) Squire, hairseller, in Fulwood's Rents

William Eden, pewterer, in Bartlett's Court

John Eglesfield, victualler, at the Raven in Fetter Lane

William Sheldon, grocer, near the Pump, ditto

Paid to make up the reckoning this night: 3d.

60. (p. 50) Thursday, 25 August 1715. Present: Mr Cooke, Mr Woodford, Mr Baylis, Mr Lyell, Mr Daye, Mr Younge, Mr Perry, Mr Smythe, Col. Shorey, Major Lechmere, Major Hatley, Mr Warner, Mr Fisher, Mr Bagshaw, Mr Blowen.

This day Sir Gilbert Heathcote and Mr Craggs did the club the honour to dine with them.

61. List of suspected persons in Tower Ward.

Capt. Nicholas Batchellor, Tower Street

Henry Burlace, ditto

Richard Fabian, ditto

John Winsted, Mincing Lane

John Bamber, surgeon, ditto

John Johnson, ditto

Sir Samuel Ongley, ditto

Joseph Pigott, ditto

William Overy, ditto

Henry Williams, ditto

George Smith, ditto

Sir Samuel Clarke, ditto

(p. 51) Benjamin Gascoign, St Dunstan's Hill

Thomas Loveday, Tower Street

Robert Evans, plumber, ditto

Edward Bridgen, Portugal merchant, ditto

Benjamin Boyden, coffeeman, ditto

John Elderton, pewterer, ditto

Christopher Smith, ditto

Dod Brereton, Idle Lane

Robert Lord, cooper, Cross Lane

James Bedingfeld, Thames Street

Charles Townley, ditto

James Wyke

Ralph Rawlings, ditto

Charles White, ditto

John Coleman, cooper, ditto query dead

Stephen Hudle, ditto

Robert Lekey, Tower Street

Martin Markland, ditto

Peter Bolton, ditto

(p. 52) Gostwick Cox, Tower Street

Thomas Brittle, ditto

Doctor Noy, Tower Hill

James Graves, ditto

Nicholas Hanbury, Seething Lane

John Davis, ditto

John Oliver, ditto

Samuel Nutt, ditto

Samuel Alcorne, ditto

John Lamb, ditto

Francis Hawkins, ditto

Charles Townley, Tower Hill

Samuel Percival, Muscovy Court

William Prescott, ditto

Robert Huckle, ditto

Sander Davis, Seething Lane

Mr Merrey, Mark Lane

Francis Vickers, ditto

Mr Sandiford, ditto

Stephen Bellaise, Hart Street

(p. 53) Edward Jasper, Hart Street

Charles Sergison esq., Navy Office

Dennis Lyddall esq., ditto

Henry Hyde, barber, Hart Street

Nicholas Williamson, Mark Lane

Nathaniel Lloyd, ditto

Joseph Taylor, ditto

Nathaniel Chamberlain, ditto

Edward Worgan, Tower Street

Richard Dart, ditto

62. Mr Woodford and Mr Lyell are desired to speak to Mr John Thompson of Candlewick Ward and Mr Raper of Dowgate Ward that they will become members of this club.

Mr Fisher is desired to speak to Mr Henry Neale of Bridge Ward that he will also become one of the club. Sir Gilbert Heathcote is desired to speak to Capt. Lewis that he will be one of the members for Holborn Side of Farringdon Without. (p. 54) Col. Shorey is desired to speak to Mr Henry Sherbrooke that he will be one of the members for Holborn Side of Farringdon Without. Mr Warner and Mr Daye are desired to speak to Mr Badcock that he will be one of the members for Fleet Street Side of Farringdon Without.

Agreed, that every member of this club do make a collection in his ward to carry on to trial the act of Common Council in 1692 about unfreemen, in the affair of Tower Ward, and pay the same to Mr Cooke who is desired to be treasurer, and he is to issue out the same as he thinks fit for the purpose aforesaid.

Received of Mr Woodford, Mr Baylis and Mr Fisher upon account of the reckoning: £3 4s. 6d.

Memorandum, Mr Trench, though absent, promised to pay his proportion.

63. (p. 55) A list of the several wards, with the divisions and precincts in each ward.

No. 1, Aldersgate Within, five precincts: St Leonard, St John Zachary, St Mary Staining, St Anne, St Martin le Grand.

No. 2, Aldersgate Without, four precincts: first, second, third, fourth.

No. 3, Aldgate, seven precincts: first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh.

(p. 56) No. 4, Bassishaw, two precincts: upper, lower.

No. 5, Billingsgate, six precincts: St Mary at Hill, St Botolph Billingsgate, St Andrew Hubbard, St George Botolph Lane, Pudding Lane, Rood.

No. 6, Bishopsgate Within, five precincts: All Hallows, St Peter Cornhill, St Martin Outwich, St Helen, St Ethelburga.

No. 7, Bishopsgate Without, four divisions: first, second, third, fourth.

(p. 57) No. 8, Bread Street, thirteen precincts: St Peter Cheap and St Mary Magdalen, All Hallows upper and lower, St Mildred upper and lower, St Margaret Moses upper and lower, St Augustine upper and lower, St Nicholas Cole Abbey upper and lower, St John Evangelist, St Matthew.

No. 9, Bridge, fourteen precincts: London Bridge first, second, third; Thames Street first, second, third; (p. 58) New Fish Street first, second, third; St Leonard East Cheap lower and upper; St Benet Gracechurch lower and upper; All Hallows Lombard Street.

No. 10, Broad Street, eight precincts: (upper division) St Mildred and Woolchurch, St Christopher, St Bartholomew Exchange, St Margaret Lothbury; (lower division) St Benet Fink, St Martin Outwich, St Peter le Poor, All Hallows on the Wall.

(p. 59) No. 11, Candlewick, seven precincts: St Mary Abchurch, St Lawrence Pountney, St Martin Orgar, St Clement East Cheap, St Leonard East Cheap, St Michael east and west.

No. 12, Castle Baynard, seven precincts: (first division) St Gregory east, west, south; St Mary Magdalen, St Faith; (second division) St Benet, St Andrew Wardrobe.

(p. 60) No. 13, Cheap, nine precincts: St Mary le Bow, All Hallows Honey Lane, St Lawrence, Cateaton Street, St Martin Ironmonger Lane, St Mary Colechurch, St Mildred Poultry, St Stephen and St Benet, St Pancras Soper Lane.

No. 14, Coleman Street, six precincts: St Olave Jewry; St Margaret Lothbury; St Stephen Coleman Street first, second, third, fourth.

(p. 61) No. 15, Cordwainer, eight precincts: Aldermary upper and lower, All Hallows Bread Street, St Mary le Bow, St Antholin upper and lower, St Pancras [and] St Benet Sherehog and St John, St Thomas Apostle and Trinity.

No. 16, Cornhill, four precincts: first, second, third, fourth.

No. 17, Cripplegate Within, nine precincts: St Lawrence, St Mary Magdalen Milk Street, St Peter Cheap, St Michael Wood Street, St John Zachary, (p. 62) St Alban Wood Street, St Olave Silver Street, St Alphage, St Mary Aldermanbury.

No. 18, Cripplegate Without, four precincts: Fore Street, Grub Street, Red Cross Street, White Cross Street.

No. 19, Dowgate, eight precincts: (west division) first, second, third, eighth; (east division) fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh.

(p. 63) No. 20, Farringdon Within, seventeen precincts: St Peter Cheap, St Matthew, Goldsmiths Row, Saddlers Hall, Gutter Lane, St Augustine, St Michael le Querne north and south, Monkwell, St Faith Paternoster Row, St Faith Pauls Churchyard, St Martin Ludgate, Christ Church first and second, St Ewen, St Sepulchre, St Anne Blackfriars.

(p. 64) No. 21, Farringdon Without, fifteen precincts: (Holborn Side) St Andrew Holborn, St Bartholomew the Great, St Bartholomew the Less, Smithfield, Church, Old Bailey, Holborn Cross; (Fleet Street Side) St Dunstan West first and second divisions, Fleet, Salisbury Court, New Street, Whitefriars, Bridewell, St Martin Ludgate.

(p. 65) No. 22, Langbourn, twelve precincts: (east division) St Benet Gracechurch, St Dionis Backchurch north and south, St Gabriel Fenchurch, All Hallows Staining; (west division) St Mary Woolnoth north and south, St Nicholas Acon, Birchin Lane, Lombard Street, St Clement Lane, All Hallows Lombard Street.

No. 23, Lime Street, four precincts: first, second, third, fourth.

(p. 66) No. 24, Portsoken, five precincts: Houndsditch, High Street, Barrs, Tower Hill, Convent Garden.

No. 25, Queenhithe, nine precincts: St Michael first, second, third; St Mary Somerset fourth and fifth; St Peter, St Nicholas Cole Abbey and St Mary Mounthaw, St Nicholas Olave, Holy Trinity.

(p. 67) No. 26, Tower, twelve precincts: Dolphin, Mincing Lane, Salutation, Rood, Dice Quay, Ralph's Quay, Bear Quay, Petty Wales, Rose, Seething Lane, Mark Lane, Angel.

No. 27, Vintry, nine precincts: three precincts of St Martin, three precincts of St James Garlickhithe, three upper precincts.

(p. 68) No. 28, Walbrook, seven precincts: St Swithin first and second, St Mary Woolchurch, St Stephen Walbrook, St John Baptist, St Mary Bothaw, St Mary Abchurch.

Wards: 28. Precincts: 220

64. (p. 69) Thursday, 1 September 1715. Present: Mr Cooke, Mr Fisher, Mr Daye, Mr Bagshaw.

List of suspected persons in Broad Street Ward.

Christopher Toms, barber, against Stocks Market

Lawrence Andrews, linendraper, against ditto

James Woodward

John Ravis

Robert Cooper

Samuel Herbert

Thomas Ferrall

Thomas Dawson

John Fitch

Daniel Chandler

Edward Kitson

Percival Pott, attorney

William Wright

[blank] Prettyman

Adam Raw

John Taverner, scrivener, Threadneedle Street

Joshua Hoyland, Papist

(p. 70) Peter Olorenshaw, Papist

John Musson, lodger, Papist

[blank], Thornhill's clerk, Papist

George Simmonds

Abraham Vaughan

[blank] Bourn
[blank] Kelley
[blank] Savage
[blank] Markallow
Papists, lodgers at Eaden's

Papists, lodgers at Lucas's

John Eagle, clockmaker, Lothbury

Christopher Keen

John Long

[blank] Fitzgerald, Papist, at Robins's

John Andrews, attorney, Bartholomew Lane

John Kenyon

John White and lodger

Michael Cartwright

[blank] Stork
[blank] Keneday
lodgers at Mrs Hinton's

William Hacksbey

(p. 71) Major William Knight, plumber, Lothbury

Nicholas Swan, Papist

[blank] Coffeer, lodger

Thomas Thorowgood, baker, Lothbury

William Livingston
Gilbert Goudett
at Mr Drake's

65. The charge of the last dinner amounts to £12 3s. 7d., which amongst fifteen present comes to 16s. 6d. apiece.

Mr Cooke paid 16s. 6d.
Mr Woodford, ditto 16s. 6d.
Mr Baylis, ditto 16s. 6d.
Mr Fisher, ditto 16s. 6d.
Mr Daye, ditto 16s. 6d. for the cook's bill
Mr Younge, ditto 16s. 6d.
Mr Bagshaw, ditto 16s. 6d.
£5 15s. 6d.

Received by the surplus of the reckoning: 6d.

66. (p. 72) Thursday, 8 September 1715. Present: Mr Daye, Mr Younge.

Ordered, that the club be summoned to meet this day sevennight, and that they have notice 'tis agreed to meet every Thursday till Christmas.

Paid to make up the reckoning this night: 2s. 6d.

67. Thursday, 15 September 1715. Present: Mr Cooke, Mr Warner, Mr Fisher, Major Hatley, Mr Blowen, Col. Shorey, Mr Younge, Mr Bagshaw, Mr Daye.

Mr Warner paid his proportion to the dinner on 5 [recte 25] August

16s. 6d.
Mr Blowen, ditto 16s. 6d.
Major Hatley, ditto 16s. 6d.
Col. Shorey, ditto 16s. 6d.
Mr Perry, ditto 16s. 6d.

Memorandum, to bring a copy of return of Tower Ward Common Councilmen last year.

Paid to make up the reckoning: 1s. 4d.

68. (p. 73) Thursday, 22 September 1715. Present: Mr Cooke, Mr Fisher, Mr Cooper.

Received by the surplus of the reckoning this night: 10d.

69. Thursday, 29 September 1715. Present: Mr Trench, Mr Fisher.

Paid to make up the reckoning this night: 1s.

70. Tuesday, 4 October 1715.

This day Mr Baylis gave direction that the club should be summoned to meet tomorrow night, upon the affair of the land tax book for Bread Street Ward.

71. (p. 74) Wednesday, 5 October 1715. Present: Mr Woodford, Mr Baylis, Col. Shorey, Mr Daye, Mr Younge, Major Hatley, Mr Fisher, Mr Perry.

Agreed to proceed to make collections for the cause in Tower Ward.

The Secretary to go to the absent members and desire them to attend on Thursday sevennight, and give an account of their collections.

Mr Baylis acquainted the club with the difference between the commissioners and assessors in Bread Street Ward about the approbation of collectors of the land tax.

The members absent to be sent to, that they and their friends who are commissioners for the land tax do attend at Guildhall on Friday next.

Received by the surplus of the reckoning this night: 2s.

72. Thursday, 6 October 1715.

Received of Major Lechmere for his proportion of the dinner 5 [recte 25] August: 16s. 6d.

73. (p. 75) Thursday, 13 October 1715. Present: Major Lechmere, Mr Daye, Mr Cooke, Mr Trench, Mr Woodford, Mr Younge, Major Hatley, Mr Smythe, Mr Bagshaw, Mr Warner, Mr Fisher, Mr Cooper.

This day the club was especially summoned by the order of Mr Woodford to consider of recommending three persons to be admitted to be letter carriers in the General Post Office.

Received of Mr Gabriel Smythe his proportion of the charge of the dinner on 25 August: 16s. 6d.

Cordwainer Ward: Mr Trench recommends to be admitted to be letter carriers in the General Post Office the following persons, Thomas Gyde, a coffeeman in Bow Lane, and John Mathers.

Agreed, that Benjamin Whitebread of Cornhill Ward shall have the precedency of persons recommended for the General Post Office.

(p. 76) The several other wards being elected by way of ballot came up according to the following order: (1) Lime Street, (2) Tower, (3) Vintry, (4) Billingsgate, (5) Bassishaw, (6) Aldgate, (7) Cordwainer, (8) Cheap, (9) Langbourn, (10) Farringdon Within, (11) Broad Street, (12) Cripplegate. And ordered, that the persons nominated for the said wards be recommended according to the above mentioned order.

(p. 77) To the Right Honourable the Lord Cornwallis and James Craggs esq., Postmaster[s] General.

We whose names are hereunder written are of opinion that Benjamin Whitebread, Thomas Mayley and John Middleton are persons fit to be letter carriers for the Post Office. And as such we recommend them to Your Honours, hereby certifying that the persons recommended are honest, zealously affected for His Majesty King George, and citizens and freemen of London.

London, 13 October 1715. [Signed] Charles Cooke, Gabriel Smythe, Thomas Woodford, John Warner, John Hatley, John Younge, Samuel Trench, James Cooper, James Fisher, John Daye, Joshua Bagshaw, Richard Lechmere.

Received by the surplus of the reckoning: 7s.

74. (p. 78) Thursday, 27 October 1715. Present: Major Lechmere, Mr Fisher, Mr Daye.

Paid to make up the reckoning this night at the club: 2s. 6d.

75. Friday, 4 November 1715. Present: Sir Gilbert Heathcote, Sir Richard Houblon, Sir Gregory Page, Mr Craggs, Mr Eyles, Mr Warner, Mr Trench, Mr Younge, Mr London, Mr Cooper, Major Lechmere, Mr Bagshaw, Mr Cooke, Mr Blowen, Mr Dawson, Mr Perry, Mr Fisher, Major Hatley, Mr Lyell, Col. Shorey, Mr Woodford, Mr Baylis, Mr Thompson.

This day the club were entertained by Mr Woodford at the Crown Tavern behind the Exchange, and Mr Moses Raper for Dowgate Ward and Mr John Thompson for Candlewick Ward were admitted members.

Received by surplus of the reckoning: 10s.

Saturday, 5 November 1715. This day Mr Younge gave directions that the club should be summoned to meet on Monday night next at Mr Bagshaw's about some affairs of importance.

76. (p. 79) Thursday, 10 November 1715. Present: Col. Shorey, Mr Trench, Mr Blowen, Mr Cooke, Mr Cooper, Mr Baylis, Mr Younge, Mr Bagshaw, Major Hatley, Major Lechmere, Mr Daye, Mr Raper, Mr Craggs, Mr Thompson, Mr Woodford, Mr Lloyd, Sir Gilbert Heathcote.

The club were summoned to meet this night by the particular direction of Mr Younge.

Agreed, that endeavours be used to procure the persons underwritten to be elected Common Councilmen on St Thomas's Day next: Aldersgate Within, Mr Thomas Gouge; Aldersgate Without, Mr Tranter (an innholder), Capt. William Smith, Mr Nicholson (a bookseller); Bassishaw, Col. Shorey, Deputy Eyer, Mr John Baker, Mr Samuel Ball; (p. 80) Bread Street, Mr Baylis, Mr Church, Mr Wormlayton, Mr Billers, Mr Marsh, Mr Knapp, Mr Proctor; Cripplegate Within, Deputy Egleton, Major Croshaw, Mr Lavarick, Mr Brookes; Cripplegate Without, Mr Harris, Deputy Blowen, Mr Tew; (p. 81) Tower, Sir Harcourt Masters, Mr Man (a cooper), Mr Thomas Clarke, Mr Beachcroft, Mr Britton, Sir Peter Eaton, Mr Godfrey, Major Lechmere, Mr Harris, Mr Francis Porten, Deputy Langton, Mr Samuel Tatam, Mr Stephen King.

The absent members of the club are desired to bring to the next meeting a list of such persons who will stand for Common Councilmen in their wards.

Agreed, that the validity of the act of Common Council about unfreemen's votes be tried after St Thomas's Day next.

(p. 82) Expedients to be used in the election of Common Councilmen: the Office of Ordnance (to be spoke to), the Navy, the Excise, the Custom House, the Victualling, the Bank, the East India Company, swearing the wards, an association, the unfreemen's votes to be supported, the Post Office, the Pay Office, list of artificers to the Court, Lord Mayor's influence [upon] alehouse keepers.

Memorandum, Mr Lloyd in Golden Lane.

Received by the surplus of the reckoning this night: 4d.

77. (p. 83) Monday, 14 November 1715.

Delivered out the following precinct books: Aldgate Ward to Mr Eyles; Bread Street to Mr Baylis; Candlewick to Mr Thompson; Cordwainer to Mr Trench; Cornhill to Mr Daye.

78. Thursday, 17 November 1715. Present: Mr Cooke, Mr Cooper, Col. Shorey, Mr Raper, Mr Thompson, Major Lechmere, Mr Perry, Mr Fisher, Mr Eyles, Mr Younge.

Persons to be put in nomination for Common Councilmen in the several wards, and the sums requisite to carry on their interest.

Aldersgate Ward, £60: Christopher Parkinson, John Nicholson, John Whittaker, Thomas Gouge. (p. 84) Aldgate Ward, £100: persons not yet settled. Bassishaw, £30: settled last meeting. Billingsgate, £60: not yet settled. Bread Street, £100: not all settled. Bridge, £60: not yet settled. Broad Street, £40: not yet settled. Candlewick, £50: Mr Henshaw, Deputy Sharpe, Mr Masters, Mr Wilcocks, Mr Hayes, Mr Foster, Mr Hill, Mr David Cooke. (p. 85) Cheap, £40: the present Common Councilmen. Coleman Street, £50: not yet settled. Cordwainer [blank]: not yet settled. Cornhill, £40: not yet settled. Cripplegate Within, £50; not yet settled. Cripplegate Without, £40: not yet settled. Farringdon Within, £100: not yet settled. Langbourn, £20: not yet settled. (p. 86) Lime Street Ward, £20: not yet settled. Portsoken, £50: not yet settled. Queenhithe, £30: not yet settled. Tower, £200: settled last meeting. Vintry, £30: not yet settled. Walbrook, £30: [blank]. 21 wards. Sum total £1,200.

Paid to make up the reckoning at the club this night: 6d.

79. (p. 87) Monday, 21 November 1715.

This day Mr Craggs gave direction that the club be especially summoned to meet next Thursday night about the business of nominating commissioners to swear the inhabitants in the several wards.

80. Tuesday, 22 November 1715.

Delivered new precinct books for Billingsgate Ward to Mr Fisher.

81. (p. 88) Thursday, 24 November 1715. Present: Sir Gilbert Heathcote, Mr Craggs, Mr Woodford, Mr Cooke, Mr Younge, Mr Cooper, Major Hatley, Col. Shorey, Mr Fisher, Mr Thompson, Major Lechmere, Mr Perry, Mr Bagshaw, Mr London, Mr Daye, Mr Eyles, Mr Raper, Mr Baylis, Mr Lloyd.

Persons to be constituted by an Order of Council commissioners to administer the oaths to the inhabitants in the several wards.

Aldgate: Sir Randolph Knipe Kt., John Eyles, John Gore, William Clayton, John Carbonnel, Richard Holditch, John Ludlow, Francis Brown.

Bassishaw: Col. John Shorey, John Baker, Jeremiah Powell, Deputy John Eyer, Samuel Ball.

(p. 89) Billingsgate: Deputy William Jenkins, Joseph Chaplin esq., Charles Russell, Capt. Andrew Phillips, Edward Bellamy, Richard Ives, William Smith (orange merchant), Richard Maundrell.

Bishopsgate Within: Sir Joseph Lawrence Kt. (Alderman), Samuel Shepheard senior esq., Richard Partridge, John Lloyd, Edward Norman, Roger Atlee, Charles Burdett, Christopher Astley, Thomas Griffin, Thomas Hall of St Helen's, Edward Brown, John Shott.

(p. 90) Bishopsgate Without: Richard Chiswell, Charles Cooke, Samuel Webb, Joseph Huntman, Joseph Eyles, Richard Hopkins of Devonshire Square, Henry Lovell, Capt. Jonathan Parker.

Bread Street: Robert Baylis, William Proctor, Jerome Knapp, James Church, John Wormlayton, Samuel Marsh, William Billers.

(p. 91) Bridge: Sir George Merttins Kt. (Alderman), Arthur Cutten, Henry Neale, Samuel Buck, Richard Savile, James Browne, Richard Clay, Richard Durnford.

Broad Street: Sir Gerard Conyers Kt. (Alderman), Deputy George Frye, John Townsend, David Heywood, Richard Turner, Thomas Cartwright, William Astell, John Dickenson, Robert Burchall, Henry Merttins, Henry Bedell, Richard Skynner.

(p. 92) Candlewick: Sir John Ward Kt. (Alderman and one of the sheriffs), Deputy Sutton Sharpe, Benjamin Henshaw, Edward Masters, Peter Foster, Robert Hayes, William Wilcocks, Thomas Hill, David Cooke, Nathaniel Micklethwaite, Matthew Brandon.

Cheap: Deputy Henry Colchester, John Younge, Samuel Spragg, John Moore, Robert Keynton, Robert Smithson, Benjamin Hill, Robert Norris, Henry Cornish esq., (p. 93) George Wilcocks, Christopher White, John Morgan.

Coleman Street: Deputy Simon Andrews, William Barnesley esq., Philip Constable, Robert Lovick, Daniel Garrett, James Nutcher, Thomas Gibson esq., John Newman.

Cordwainer: Deputy Samuel Hayward, George Morley, Henry King, Samuel Trench, Dr. Zachariah Gibson, Henry Clerke, Benjamin Hatley, Richard Froome.

(p. 94) Cornhill: Sir Thomas Scawen Kt. (Alderman), Deputy Richard Chauncy, John Ellwick, John Blunt, Robert Garbrand, John Wood, John Daye, Gabriel Glover, Joseph Goddard, John Smith, William Pate.

Cripplegate Within: Thomas Uvedale, Robert Mitchell, Thomas Warren, Edward Hulse, Michael Bovell, William Westfield, John Egleton, Robert Foyle, John Wade, (p. 95) Joseph King, Robert Croshaw, Samuel Lavarick, Zachariah Gisburne.

Farringdon Within: William Fawkener, Humphrey Thayer, Anthony Kingsley, William Birkes, John Edwards, Thomas Simpson, Daniel Midwinter, John Baskett, Samuel Ashurst of Paternoster Row, John Evans, Francis Musters, John Williams of Blackfriars, John Tayler of Blackfriars, Samuel Hoole, Major John Hatley, (p. 96) Joseph Beachcroft, Nicholas Toke, Thomas Rose, William Hulls of Newgate Street.

Langbourn: Sir Peter Delme Kt. (Alderman), Deputy John Cooper, Jonathan Miles esq., Lawrence Hatsell, Henry Herring, John Lloyd, Jeremiah Marlow, Henry Hankey, William Ingram, William Potter.

Lime Street: Deputy Lancelot Skynner, Joshua Bagshaw, Benjamin Ashwood, Henry Tombes, Jeoffery Staines.

(p. 97) Portsoken: Samuel Perry esq., William Brassey, John Dodson, Capt. John Hawkins, Capt. John Williams.

Tower: Sir Harcourt Masters, Deputy John Langton, Sir Peter Eaton, Charles Savage, Thomas Clarke, Samuel Beachcroft, John Britton, Peter Godfrey esq., Richard Harris, Richard Lechmere, Francis Porten, James Paitfield, Stephen King, Richard Merriweather, Robert Jeffs, (p. 98) Robert Godfrey, John Bly, Joseph Windmills.

Vintry: Deputy William Cooke, John Samwaies, Henry Greenaway, Robert Smith, Joseph Wriglesworth, Bartholomew Clarke, Lieut. Col. Samuel Westal, Edmund Trench, John Cooper.

Walbrook: Sir Samuel Moyer, Deputy John West, Robert Stockdale, John Lane esq., Richard West, Samuel Keynton, Nathaniel Torriano, (p. 99) Matthew Shepherd, Francis Jackson.

82. A computation of the Whigs (marked A) and the Tories (marked B) which may be elected in the next Common Council.

A B
Aldgate 3 3
Aldersgate 8
Bassishaw 4
Billingsgate 6 4
Bishopsgate 3 11
Bread Street 1 11
Bridge 4 11
Castle Baynard 1 9
Broad Street 10
Cheap 12
Cornhill 6
Cordwainer 8
Coleman Street 6
Candlewick 8
Cripplegate 2 10
Dowgate 8
(p. 100) Farringdon Within 15
Farringdon Without 16
Langbourn 10
Lime Street 3 1
Portsoken 5
Queenhithe 6
Tower 6 6
Vintry 7 2
Walbrook 6 2
Total 111 123

A computation of the charge to promote an interest in the several wards: Aldersgate, £60; Bassishaw, £30; Billingsgate, £60; Bread Street, £100; Bridge, £60; Broad Street, £20; Candlewick, £30; Cheap, £40; (p. 101) Coleman Street, £30; Cornhill, £40; Cripplegate Within, £50; Farringdon Within, £100; Langbourn, £20; Portsoken, £50; Tower, £200; Queenhithe, £20; Vintry, £20. Total, £930.

Ordered, that the club be especially summoned to meet on Monday night next to complete the list of commissioners for swearing the several wards.

Received by the surplus of the reckoning this night: 9s. 10d.

83. (p. 102) Monday, 28 November 1715. Present: Col. Shorey, Major Hatley, Mr Fisher, Mr Cooper, Mr Younge, Mr Thayer, Mr Sherbrooke, Mr Thompson, Mr Trench, Capt. Langley, Mr Daye, Mr Craggs, Mr Woodford, Mr Holditch, Mr Lant, Mr Cooke, Sir Harcourt Masters, Mr Lyell, Mr Warner, Mr Baskett, Mr Bagshaw.

Commissioners nominated for swearing the inhabitants in the several wards following.

Aldersgate Within: John Cartlitch, Thomas Gouge.

Aldersgate Without: Capt. William Smith, Capt. Christopher Parkinson, John Maud, John Whittaker, Francis Hole.

Cripplegate Without: Samuel Acton, John Harris, Thomas Catmore, Edward Buxton, Richard Farrington.

(p. 103) Dowgate: Sir Francis Forbes Kt. (Alderman), John Kendrick, John Harris, Abraham Foster, Josiah Nicholson, William Hughs, William Jolly.

Queenhithe: Sir John Fryer Bt. (Alderman and one of the sheriffs), Francis Foster, John Grant, Daniel Cockerill.

Ordered that the club be summoned to meet on Thursday next at six in the evening at the Crown Tavern behind the Exchange.

Q[uere] Liber Albus, modus eligendi commune concilium. (fn. 1)

Paid the reckoning of the club this night by order of Mr Craggs: £1 2s. 4d.

84. (p. 104) Tuesday, 29 November 1715.

Commissioners to be appointed to swear the inhabitants in the ward of Farringdon Without: Sir Robert Child Kt. (Alderman), John Nicholl, Nathaniel Rokeby, John Tayleur, Edward Edwards, Thomas Plasted, John Hibbert, John Darby, Richard Rider, Capt. John Lewis, Henry Sherbrooke, Nathaniel May, William Gardiner, Lieut. Col. Robert Gower, Timothy Goodwin, Capt. George Jenkins, Anthony Keck, James Seamer, (p. 105) Richard Hodgson, Herbert Herriott, Richard Badcock.

Castle Baynard: Dr George Paul, William Hayford, Ephraim Crow, Atkinson Bugby, William Territt, John Paitfield, John Rowland, John Peachy, Capt. Francis Horton, Awnsham Churchill, Thomas Walters, Timothy Childe, John Young.

85. Wednesday, 30 November 1715.

Delivered the list of commissioners for swearing the inhabitants in the several wards to the Lord Townshend by order of Mr Craggs. [Signed] D[avid] L[e] G[ros].

86. (p. 106) Thursday, 1 December 1715. Present: Sir Gregory Page, Mr Craggs, Mr Eyles, Mr Woodford, Mr Holditch, Sir Harcourt Masters, Major Lechmere, Mr Lyell, Mr Younge, Col. Shorey, Major Hatley, Mr Cooke, Mr Cooper, Mr Fisher, Mr Trench, Mr Warner, Mr Thomas Walker (Commissioner, Customs), Mr Brookes, Mr Nicholas, Mr Badcock, Capt. Jenkins, Mr Paitfield, Mr Gale (Commissioner, Excise), Deputy Egleton, Mr Lloyd, Mr Baskett, (p. 107) Mr Bagshaw, Mr Perry, Mr White, Mr London, Mr Morgan, Sir Gilbert Heathcote, Sir William Humfreys, Mr Nathaniel Herne, Mr Thompson, Mr George Wright, Sir John Fryer, Mr Staines, Mr Richard Harris, Mr Pitman, Mr Aislaby, Mr Edward Edwards.

(p. 106) Ordered, that a proper person be appointed in each ward to solicit the poorer sort of people in behalf of the A [Whig] candidates for Common Council.

Ordered, that lists of the candidates be given the solicitors for that purpose.

Paid to the reckoning this night by the order of Mr Craggs: £1 16s. 10d.

Ordered, that the association be engrossed upon twenty-six skins of parchment and sent to every ward to be subscribed upon St Thomas's Day next.

Ordered, that the club be again summoned to meet on Monday night next upon special affairs.

87. (p. 107) Friday, 2 December 1715.

This day sent the precinct books of Castle Baynard Ward to Mr Paitfield, a mercer, at the Black Moor's Head upon Ludgate Hill.

88. (p. 108) Monday, 5 December 1715. Present: Mr Thompson, Mr Daye, Mr Lloyd, Mr Gouge, Mr Fisher, Mr Cooper, Major Hatley, Mr Young (Castle Baynard), Mr Eyles, Mr Cooke, Sir Harcourt Masters, Mr Lyell, Mr Trench, Col. Shorey, Mr Craggs, Major Lechmere, Mr Paitfield, Mr Warner, Mr Bagshaw, Mr Woodford, Mr Raper, Mr Baskett, Mr Perry.

Alterations in the commissioners for swearing the wards.

Aldgate: to be added, Sir Benjamin Ayloffe, Robert Heysham, John Mayhew, David Petty, Henry Smith, Micajah Perry.

Cripplegate Without: to be left out, Samuel Acton, Capt. Thomas Catmore; to be added, Richard Blowen, Samuel Thayer.

(p. 109) Aldersgate Within: to be added, Isaac Grevil.

Castle Baynard Ward: to be allowed £50.

Aldersgate Ward: Mr Gouge and Mr Hole may be chosen Common Councilmen if Mr Cartlitch and Capt. Smith will join their interest with them, and Capt. Garrard to speak to his father.

Castle Baynard Ward: there are now two good, and the representatives hope to elect four more good.

Billingsgate Ward: they are not yet settled in their candidates.

Bridge Ward: they meet this night to consider of candidates to be put up.

Farringdon Within: have agreed upon most of their candidates.

Farringdon Without: to be allowed [blank].

(p. 110) Committee to issue money: Mr Thompson, Mr Daye, Mr Raper, Major Hatley, Mr Baskett, Mr Fisher, Major Lechmere, or three, to draw warrants upon D[avid] L[e] G[ros] for such sums as they shall think proper for the service of the several wards. And to be summoned to meet next Thursday at five.

Paid the reckoning by order of Mr Craggs: £1 3s. 6d.

Received of Mr Craggs to be paid as a quorum of the above named committee shall direct: £500.

89. Tuesday, 6 December 1715.

1. Castle Baynard Ward, paid to Mr Paitfield and Mr Young, as per warrant: £12 10s.

90. (p. 111) Thursday, 8 December 1715. Present: Mr Raper, Mr Daye, Major Lechmere, Major Hatley, Mr Eyles, Mr Woodford, Mr Cooper, Col. Shorey, Mr Trench, Deputy Egleton, Mr Gouge, Sir Harcourt Masters, Mr London, Mr Younge, Mr Lyell, Mr Fisher, Mr Lloyd, Sir Gilbert Heathcote, Mr Baskett, Mr Craggs.

2. Cornhill, paid to Mr Daye as per warrant: £10.

3. Farringdon Within, paid Major John Hatley as per warrant: £25.

4. Tower, paid Major Richard Lechmere as per warrant: £50.

5. Aldgate, paid Mr Eyles as per warrant: £30.

6. Bassishaw, paid Col. Shorey as per warrant: £7 10s.

7. Vintry, paid Mr Cooper as per warrant: £10.

8. Cripplegate Without, paid Mr John Lloyd as per warrant: £10.

9. Cheap, paid Mr John Daye, for Mr John Younge, as per warrant: £10.

(p. 112) 10. Queenhithe, paid Mr Cooper, for Capt. Langley, as per warrant: £15.

11. Bread Street, paid Mr Woodford as per warrant: £10.

12. Coleman Street, paid Mr London as per warrant: £7 10s.

Paid the reckoning this night by order of Mr Craggs: £1 2s. 4d.

91. Friday, 9 December 1715.

13. Paid Mr Baylis as per warrant for Bread Street Ward: £25.

14. Portsoken, paid Mr Perry as per warrant: £12 10s.

92. (p. 113) Saturday, 10 December 1715.

15. Castle Baynard, paid more to Mr Paitfield as per warrant: £12 10s.

Memorandum, the committee to be summoned to meet next Tuesday at six in the evening.

93. Tuesday, 13 December 1715.

16. Paid more to Major John Hatley as per warrant: £25.

17. Paid Mr Fisher as per warrant: £15.

Ordered, that the club be summoned to meet on Thursday next at six of the clock in the evening precisely upon extraordinary business.

94. Wednesday, 14 December 1715.

18. Paid more to Mr John Daye as per warrant: £10.

19. Paid more to ditto for Mr John Younge of Cheap as per warrant: £10.

(p. 114) Associations delivered to the several wards: Bassishaw, to Col. Shorey; Bread Street, to Mr Baylis; Castle Baynard, to Mr Young (Paul's Churchyard); Cheap, to Mr Younge (Cheapside); Cripplegate Within, to Deputy Egleton; Farringdon Within, to Major Hatley; Farringdon Without (Fleet Street Side), to Mr Badcock; Queenhithe, to Capt. Langley; Cordwainer, to Mr Trench.

95. (p. 115) Thursday, 15 December 1715. Present: Mr Cooke, Mr Trench, Deputy Egleton, Mr Raper, Capt. Langley, Major Lechmere, Mr Daye, Mr Badcock, Mr Cooper, Mr Woodford, Sir Harcourt Masters, Mr Lyell, Mr Younge, Mr Paitfield, Mr Fisher, Mr Young (Castle Baynard), Sir Theodore Janssen, Mr Holditch, Mr Perry, Mr Warner, Sir Gilbert Heathcote, Mr Craggs, Mr Bagshaw, Mr Baskett, Mr Baylis, Major Hatley, Mr Lloyd.

20. Farringdon Without, paid to Mr Warner as per warrant: £10.

21. Tower, paid more to Major Lechmere as per warrant: £50.

22. Aldersgate, paid to Mr James Cooper, for Mr Thomas Gouge, as per warrant: £15.

23. Cripplegate Within, paid Mr Deputy Egleton as per warrant: £5 7s. 6d.

24-6. Candlewick, paid Mr John Thompson as per three several warrants: £22 10s.

27. Queenhithe, paid more to Capt. Langley as per warrant: £10.

(p. 116) 28-9. Portsoken, paid Mr Samuel Perry more as per two warrants: £25.

Paid the reckoning of the club this night by order of Mr Craggs: 14s. 10d.

Received more of Mr Craggs to be paid as a quorum of the committee appointed the fifth instant shall direct: £500.

Associations delivered out this day to the several wards following: Aldersgate, to Mr Gouge; Aldgate, to Mr Eyles; Billingsgate, to Mr Fisher; Bishopsgate, to Mr Cooke; Bridge, to Mr Samuel Buck; Broad Street, to Capt. Cartwright; Candlewick, to Mr Thompson; Coleman Street, to Mr London; Cornhill, to Mr Daye; (p. 117) Cripplegate Without, to Mr Lloyd; Farringdon Without (for Holborn Side), to Mr Sherbrooke; Langbourn, to Mr Hankey; Lime Street, to Mr Bagshaw; Portsoken, to Mr Perry; Tower, to Sir Harcourt Masters; Vintry, to Mr James Cooper; Walbrook, to Mr John Lane.

96. Friday, 16 December 1715.

Dowgate association delivered to Mr Cooper.

30. Cripplegate Without, paid Mr Lloyd more as per warrant: £15.

31. Farringdon Within, paid Mr Baskett, for Major Hatley, more as per warrant: £25.

Bishopsgate Within association delivered to Mr Christopher Astley.

97. (p. 118) Saturday, 17 December 1715.

32. Cheap, paid more to Mr John Younge as per warrant: £10.

33. Cripplegate Within, paid more to Mr John Egleton as per warrant: £10 15s.

34-6. Langbourn, paid to Mr Hankey as per three warrants: £15.

98. Monday, 19 December 1715.

37. Castle Baynard, paid more to Mr John Paitfield as per warrant: £12 10s.

38-9. Bread Street, paid more to Robert Baylis esq. as per two warrants: £50.

40. Castle Baynard, paid more to Mr Paitfield as per warrant: £12 10s.

99. (p. 119) Tuesday, 20 December 1715.

41-2. Billingsgate, paid more to Mr Fisher as per two warrants: £30.

43. Cheap, paid more to Mr Younge as per warrant: £10.

44. Tower, paid more to Major Lechmere as per warrant: £50.

100. Saturday, 24 December 1715.

45. Cripplegate Without, paid more to Mr John Lloyd as per warrant: £50.

101. Tuesday, 27 December 1715.

46. Farringdon Within, paid more to Major John Hatley as per warrant: £25.

102. (p. 120) Thursday, 29 December 1715. Present: Mr Cooke, Mr Fisher, Col. Shorey, Mr Trench, Mr Younge, Mr Lloyd, Mr Eyles, Mr Daye, Mr Craggs, Mr Woodford, Mr Thompson.

Ordered, that the matter of choosing committees in Common Council be taken into consideration at the next meeting.

Ordered, that the committee lately appointed to make out dividend warrants be summoned to meet on Monday next at six in the evening.

47. Cornhill, paid more to Mr John Daye as per warrant: £5.

48. Cripplegate Without, paid more to Mr John Lloyd as per warrant: £6 9s.

Received by the surplus of the reckoning this night: 3s 10d.

Footnotes

1. Liber Albus: The White Book of the City of London, trs. H. T. Riley (London, 1862), see pp. 397-99.