Appendix 1
Leases of the Principal Streets on the Estate

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F. H. W. Sheppard (General Editor)

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1977

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'Appendix 1: Leases of the Principal Streets on the Estate', Survey of London: volume 39: The Grosvenor Estate in Mayfair, Part 1 (General History) (1977), pp. 172-195. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41850 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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APPENDIX I: LEASES OF THE PRINCIPAL STREETS ON THE ESTATE

This table provides information about the initial development of Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, Grosvenor Street, Upper Brook Street, Upper Grosvenor Street and the part of South Audley Street between South Street and the estate boundary: the house plots and the areas covered by building agreements are shown on Plan A in the end pocket.

The house numbers are as at present or (where sites have been merged) are those of the original sites in the present sequence. Where the present site arrangement differs substantially from the original the numbers last in use when the original sites still existed are given (as at the corners with Park Street). Where sites were merged before the present sequence of numbers was adopted, as at No. 10 Grosvenor Square or No. 75 South Audley Street, the original houses have been distinguished as, for example, 10 (east) and 10 (west) or 75 (north) and 75 (south).

The building leases were granted by the head of the Grosvenor family, or by Robert Myddelton, the guardian of Dame Mary Grosvenor (see pages 7 8, 16–17, where general information about the leases can also be found).

The rent is the sum specified in the building lease except where a separate sub-lease is indicated in the table, when the rent is the sum specified in that sub-lease.

Information about the first occupants is derived mainly from the ratebooks of the parish of St. George, Hanover Square, and because of the nature of the evidence there may be inaccuracies in the dates of residence given

Principal sources: agreements and lease books in Grosvenor Office; Middlesex Land Register in Greater London Record Office; ratebooks in Westminster City Library; Burke's Peerage; The Complete Peerage; Dictionary of National Biography; History of Parliament.

House No. Frontage in Feet Date of Building Agreement No. on Plan A Undertaker Date of Building Lease Lessee Designation Associated Builders and Architects Rent First Occupant Period House No.
£ s. d.
BROOK STREET, NORTH SIDE
36 19 3 Dec. 1720 9 Robert Pollard, yeoman, and Henry Avery, bricklayer 31 July 1724 Augustin Woollaston esquire William Barlow, bricklayer, party to lease                                 8 John Watts Mr. Thickbroom 1725–30 1726–8 36
38
38 16
40 32 30 July 1724 Thomas Lansdell joiner do.; 3 0 0 Slingsby Cressy, apothecary 1726–30 40
42 16 do. Thomas Couch slater assigned to Daniel Marston, glazier William Barlow, bricklayer, party to lease 3 10 0 William Blackburne, shoemaker 1726–43 42
44 18 do. do. do. do. do. Edward Thompson 1728–30 44
46 20 do. Edward Buckingham mason 4 0 0 William Winde, esq. 1728–32 46
48 20 do. Edward Austin bricklayer do. Mrs. Lewis 1728–30(d) 48
50 20 do. John Ellis joiner do. General Joseph Sabine, M.P., Governor of Gibraltar 1728–39(d) 50
52 20 do. John Howorth carpenter do. Humphrey Denby 1725–50 52
54 20 do. William Head carpenter do. Joseph Crouchley 1725–52 54
56 19 Sub-let 1724 to William Barlow, bricklayer, and by him to William Austin, carpenter 8 15 0 Elizabeth Allen 1728–30 56
58 19 31 July 1724 Ralph Harrison and Thomas Barlow gentleman do. Thomas Thickbroom 1728–30 58
60 19 carpenter Sub-let 1724 to William Barlow, bricklayer, and by him to Thomas Lansdell, joiner do. Bennet Demages 1734–6 60
62 19 do. Ann Vincent 1728–31 62
64 25 30 July 1724 Thomas Hogg lime merchant 5 0 0 Lady Drogheda, ?widow of 4th Earl (she d. 1735) 1731–5(?d) 64
Here is Davies Street
66 36 7 Nov. 1723 36 Edward Shepherd, plaster 25 Jan. 1724-–5 Edward Shepherd plasterer Assigned to Thomas Fayram, mason 20 0 0 Sir Nathaniel Curzon, Bt., M.P. 1729 58(d) 66
68 36 do. do. do. 15 0 0 Lawrence Shirley, esq. 1729–31 68
70 32 1 April 1725 Lawrence Neale carpenter 8 0 0 Brigadier Robert Murray, M.P., s. of 1st Earl of Dunmore 1727–38(d) 70
72 22½ do. Edward Shepherd gentleman 3 0 0 Edward Shepherd 1726–9 72
74 26 do. Thomas Hogg lime merchant Assigned to Lawrence Neale, carpenter 10 8 0 William Cowper, esq. 1726–9 74
76 20 1 April 1726 Colen Campbell esquire, architect to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales Israel Russell, painter-stainer, witness to lease 19 12 0 Colen Campbell, architect 1726 9(d) 76
78 30 Hon. Henry Vane, M.P. (later 1st Earl of Darlington) 1727 34 78
Here is Gilbert Street
80 22 27 April 1724 38 Augustin Woollaston, esquire 25 Aug. 1725 James Heathfield carpenter William Barlow jnr. party to lease 8 0 0 Captain (later Colonel) Mark Anthony Saurin 1727–31 80
82 25 do. do. do. do. do. Eleanor Farmer 1728–41 82
84 32 do. Augustin Woollaston esquire Assigned to Lawrence Neale, carpenter 9 13 0 Margaret Graham 1728–36 84
Here is Binney Street
86 32 do. do. do. Assigned to Robert Umpleby, carpenter do. 5th Earl of Northampton 1729–54(d) 86
88 50 26 April 1725 William Barlow jnr. bricklayer 22 0 0 88
BROOK STREET. SOUTH SIDE
39 26 12 Dec. 1720 11 Thomas Phillips, carpenter 9 March 1722/3 Thomas Phillips carpenter 9 0 0 Thomas Phillips 1723–36(d) 39
41 32 22 July 1725 do. do. 4 0 0 2nd Viscount Mountjoy 1725–8(d) 41
43 35 21 Dec. 1720 20 David Audsley, plasterer 21 July 1725 David Audsley plasterer 9 0 0 16th Baron Abergavenny 1727–44(d) 43
45 38 17 Dec. 1720 13 George Pearce, plumber 10 May 1723 George Pearce plumber do. 5th Earl of Coventry 1725–35 (moved to No. 3 Grosvenor Sq.) 45
47 40 do. 14 Joseph Osborne, ironmonger (assigned to Edward Shepherd) do. Edward Shepherd plasterer 10 0 0 Sir John Buckworth, Bt., M.P. 1725–37 (moved to No. 13 S. Audley St.) 47
49 40 25 May 1724 39 George Pearce, plumber 21 June 1725 George Pearce plumber do. Marquess of Hartington, M.P. (succ. as 3rd Duke of Devonshire in 1729) 1726–9 49
51 29 22 June 1725 do. do. 4 0 0 'Sir August Humes' ?Sir Gustavus Hume, Bt. 1727–9 51
53 30 do. George Barlow and William Head bricklayer carpenter 7 10 0 Augustus Schutz, esq., Master of the Robes and Keeper of the Privy Purse to George II 1727–57(d) 53
55 (east) 18 do. John Barnes bricklayer 4 10 0 Mr. Parker 1726–8 55 (east)
55 (west) 24 12 Dec. 1720 12 John Barnes, bricklayer 25 April 1724 do. do. 4 0 0 ? John Shepherd, plasterer 1725 55 (west)
57 36 do. do. do. 6 0 0 Edward Reculest, grocer 1726–46 57
Here is Davies Street
59 31 24 Nov. 1720 7 Francis Bailey, carpenter 20 Aug. 1723 Edward Liney paviour 7 10 0 Hugh Williams, esq., M.P. 1726–37 59
61 18 25 Aug. 1725 William Jackling bricklayer 6 6 0 Abigail Jones 1729–31 61
63 30 do. do. do. 10 0 0 Robert Moore, esq. 1730–48 63
65 31 28 Feb. 1722 3 Henry Avery do. 9 6 0 Captain (later Colonel) Martin Madan 1727–31 65
67 31 do. Francis Bailley carpenter 7 14 0 Nicholas Grice, esq. 1726–9 67
69 50 6 March 1724 5 50 do. 25 Aug. 1725 do. do. 6 3 0 Marquis de Montandré, Field-Marshal 1734–9(d) 69
71 31 24 Nov. 1724 44 John Simmons, carpenter 18 Feb. 1725–6 John Simmons do. 9 0 0 Hon. Capel Moore, s. of 3rd Earl of Drogheda 1729–37 71
Mrs. Simmons 1741 51
GROSVENOR SQUARE, EAST SIDE
51 22 24 Nov. 1724 44 John Simmons, carpenter 5 June 1731 John Simmons carpenter 3 14 0 or William Mabbott, esq., Director of E. India Co. 1741–8 51
1 30 4 June 1731 do. do. do. Lady Barker 1734–9 1
2 44 3 June 1731 do. do. 4 0 Lady Mary Colley, d. of 6th Earl of Abercorn and widow of Henry Colley, M.P. 1735–6 2
3 44 2 June 1731 do. do. do. 5th Earl of Coventry 1735–51(d) 3
4 70 12 Sept. 1728 do. do. do. 9th Duke of Norfolk 1739–41 4
5 45 28 May 1728 John Simmons carpenter 22 10 0 Lady King, widow of 1st Baron King 1734–67(d) 5
6 45 2 Aug. 1727 Chrysostom Wilkins plasterer do. Edward Chandler, Bishop of Durham 1730–50(d) 6
7 51 1 Aug. 1727 John Simmons carpenter 25 0 0 2nd Viscount Weymouth 1731–9 7
GROSVENOR SQUARE, NORTH SIDE
[Former No. 8 now No. 88 Brook Street]
9 30 27 April 1724 38 Augustin Woollaston, esquire 24 May 1725 William Barlow [jnr.] bricklayer 18 0 0 Sir Thomas Samwell, Bt. 1727–30 9
Here is Duke Street
10 (east) 30 6 March 1724 5 51 do. 5 May 1726 do. do. Finished according to agreement with, and assigned to, Thomas Archer, esquire [architect] 10 0 0 Thomas Bladen, esq., M.P. 1731–8 10 (east)
10 (west) 36 4 May 1726 William Packer carpenter William Barlow jnr. party to lease 14 8 0 John Campbell, esq., M.P., Lord of the Treasury 1729–67 10 (west)
11 34 6 May 1726 William Gray and John Brown bricklayers William Barlow jnr. party to lease; Roger Morris supervised finishing of house 13 12 0 14th Baron (later Earl) Clinton 1729–51(d) 11
12 50 30 June 1727 John Kitchingman timber merchant 20 0 0 John Aislabie, esq., Chancellor of Exchequer 1718–21 1729–42(d) 12
13 32 14 Aug. 1727 Lawrence Neale carpenter 12 16 0 Dorothea Dashwood 1729–51 13
14 32 15 Aug. 1727 do. do. do. Sir William Strickland, B., M.P, P.C., Secretary at War. 1729–35(d) 14
15 44 21 Nov. 1727 Augustin Woollaston esquire Assigned to Richard Davies, joiner 3 12 0 Thomas Duncombe, esq., M.P. 1729–46(d) 15
16 32 22 Nov. 1727 Richard Davies joiner 12 16 0 Lady Gowran, widow of 1st Baron Gowran 1729–44(d) 16
17 50 do. 52 do. 15 April 1729 Lawrence Neale carpenter 20 0 0 2nd Earl of Albemarle 1730–54(d) 17
18 50 do. 54 Edward Shepherd, gentleman 22 July 1728 Thomas Fayram mason John Deval, mason, did £300 worth of work in interior in 1736 25 0 0 2nd Earl of Rockingham 1737–45(d) 18
19 60 23 July 1728 Edward Shepherd gentleman 26 0 0 7th Earl of Thanet 1730–53(d) 19
20 50 24 July 1728 Francis Drewitt bricklayer 25 0 0 6th Earl of Mountrath, M.P. 1731–44(d) 20
21 20 25 July 1728 John Shepherd plasterer 7 0 0 Sir Cecil Bishopp, 6th Bt., M.P. 1733–8 21
Here is North Audley Street
22 30 do. 55 Robert Andrews, gentleman, and Thomas Barlow, carpenter 28 Nov. 1728 John Kitchingman timber merchant 10 10 0 5th Baron (later Earl) Cornwallis 1730–9 22
23 21 26 Sept. 1727 Robert Andrews gentleman Assigned to John Worrington, paviour 6 6 0 John Evelyn, esq., M.P., Groom of the Bedchamber to Prince of Wales 1732–51 23
GROSVENOR SQUARE, WEST SIDE
24 33 6 Feb. 1724.5 47 Thomas Ripley, esquire (assigned to Robert Andrews, gentleman, and Robert Scott, carpenter); Isaae Ware witness of agreement 22 June 1728 Francis Bailley carpenter Assigned to James Theobald, timber merchant 12 0 0 Lord Nassau Powlett, s. of 2nd Duke of Bolton 1735–8 24
25 45 21 June 1728 John Green joiner 19 2 6 Duchess of Rutland, widow of 2nd Duke 1733–51(d) 25
26 50 20 June 1728 Charles Griffith carpenter 21 15 0 Sir Robert Sutton, M.P., P.C., diplomat 1730–5 26
27 42 19 June 1728 Robert Scott do. 17 17 0 4th Earl of Shaftesbury 1731–71(d) 27
28 44 18 June 1728 Benjamin Timbrell do. 18 14 0 General Sir Charles Wills, M.P., P.C. 1730–41(d) 28
29 44 17 June 1728 Thomas Richmond do. do. 2nd Duke of Manchester 1732–9(d) 29
30 36 15 June 1728 Joseph Stallwood bricklayer Thomas Richmond, carpenter, party to lease 15 6 0 Anne Jennings 1730–61 30
31 30 14 April 1729 John Sanger carpenter do. 12 10 0 Sir Charles Gounter Nicoll, M.P. 1730–3(d) 31
32 26 15 April 1729 John Worrington paviour do. 10 16 0 Lady Acklom or Charles Echlin, esq. 1729–30 1730–48 32
GROSVENOR SQUARE, SOUTH SIDE
33 35 18 Nov. 1725 58 Richard Andrews, gentleman 22 Aug. 1727 William Moreton mason Robert Scott, carpenter, and William Barlow snr., bricklayer, parties to lease 12 0 0 4th Earl of Inchiquin, M.P. 1731–6 33
34 30 25 May 1728 Robert Scott and William Barlow snr. carpenter bricklayer 5 15 0 Lady Bishopp, widow of Sir Cecil Bishopp, 5th Bt. 1729–50(?d) 34
Here is South Audley Street
35 25 29 April 1725 57 Robert Grosvenor, esquire 4 Feb. 1726/7 Robert Grosvenor esqiure Sub-let 1728 to William Head, carpenter; George Barlow, bricklayer, party 8 10 0 Lady Mary Saunderson, do. of 1st Earl of Rockingham 1730–7(d) 35
36 35 Sub-let 1727 to George Barlow, bricklayer; William Head, carpenter, party 14 0 0 Colonel (later General) Roger Handasyde, M.P. 1730–42 36
37 38 Sub-let 1728 to Samuel Phillips, carpenter 15 0 0 2nd Earl of Scarbrough 1733–40(d) 37
38 39 Sub-let 1727 to Israel Russell, painter-stainer 14 0 0 4th Earl of Dysart 1733–9 38
39 36 Sub-let 1728 to William East, esquire; Thomas Phillips, carpenter, party 14 8 0 William East, esq., M.P. 1727–31 39
40 45 (Sub-let 1727 to Baron Carpenter) 13 10 0 1st Baron Carpenter, general, commander of forces in North Britain 1715 1727–32(d) 40
41 42 Sub-let 1727 to Benjamin Timbrell, carpenter 14 14 0 Henry Bromley, esq., M.P. (later 1st Baron Montfort) 1728–34 41
42 38 (No building agreement found) 22 April 1725 do. do. Built directly and sold in 1731 by Robert Grosvenor to Benjamin Timbrell, carpenter Frederick Frankland, esq., M.P. 1731–7 42
43 36 Sub-let 1727 to William Barlow [snr.], bricklayer 9 0 0 Duchess of Kendal 1728–43(d) 43
44 36 Sub-let 1727 to Robert Scott, carpenter do. Oliver St. George, esq. 1728–31(d) 44
45 40 Sub-let 1727 to Thomas Richmond, carpenter 1 0 0 Marquess of Blandford, M.P., g.s. of 1st Duke of Marlborough 1730–1(d) 45
46 35 do. 13 10 0 Lord Glenorchy, M.P. (later 3rd Earl of Breadalbane) 1731–8 46
47 35 6 March 1724/5 48 Thomas Cook and Caleb Waterfield, carpenters 25 Oct. 1726 Caleb Miller brickmaker Assigned to Thomas Knight, joiner 17 10 0 5th Baron Baltimore, M.P. 1731–42 47
48 40 5 May 1726 Thomas Cook and Caleb Waterfield carpenters 20 0 0 Sir William Wyndham, Bt., M.P., Chancellor of Exchequer 1713–14 1738–40(d) 48
Here is Carlos Place
49 30 28 Jan. 1724/5 46 John Jenner, bricklayer 25 Jan. 1727/8 John Jenner bricklayer 2 2 0 Henry Talbot, esq., b. of 1st Baron Talbot, Lord Chancellor 1728–61 49
50 33 28 Jan. 1725/6 do. do. 16 7 0 William Bumpsted, esq. or Hon. Anne Vane, mistress of Frederick, P. of Wales 1732 1733–6(d) 50
GROSVENOR STREET, NORTH SIDE
4 & 5 40 2 Sept. 1720 3 William Barlow snr., bricklayer 5 Feb. 1722/3 William Barlow and Robert Scott bricklayer carpenter 6 0 0 Richard Davies, victualler (Red Lion) 1723–32 4&5
6 18 do. Robert Scott do. 2 10 0 Frances Wyndham 1725–38 6
7 18 do. William Barlow bricklayer do. Major James Haldane 1725–8 7
8 20 15 July 1721 William Mantle plasterer 6 0 0 Colonel Lloyd 1724–6 8
9 31 8 Oct. 1722 Robert Scott carpenter 6 10 0 Mrs. Rowe 1725–6 9
10 20 5 Feb. 1722/3 William Barlow bricklayer 5 0 0 Mrs. Wallop 1724–5 10
11 20 do. John Cartwright blacksmith 6 0 0 Edward Cressett, esq. 1725–6(?d) 11
12 30 2 Sept. 1720 6 Mathew Tomlinson, carpenter (assigned to Benjamin Timbrell, carpenter) 15 Nov. 1723 Israel Russell painter[-stainer] 9 0 0 Earl of Burford, M.P. (succ. as 2nd Duke of St. Albans in 1726) 1725–6 12
13 20 30 Nov. 1723 Charles Griffith carpenter 6 0 0 Charles Miller, esq. 1726–32 13
14 20 do. John Jenner bricklayer do. William Edwards, esq. 1725–30 14
15 30 11 Jan. 1722/3 28 John Jenner, bricklayer 3 June 1723 do. do. 7 10 0 (Rectory of St. George, Hanover Square) 1725 onwards 15
16 55 2 Sept. 1720 5 Thomas Ripley, carpenter 25 April 1724 Thomas Ripley esquire 15 15 0 Baron Walpole, s. of Sir Robert Walpole (later 2nd Earl of Orford) 1725–38 16
17 35 do. 6a Robert Scott, carpenter 30 Nov. 1723 Robert Scott carpenter 10 0 0 James Vernon, esq., Clerk of the Privy Council 1725–55 17
18 35 do. Thomas Richmond do. do. Elizabeth Strangeways (later Duchess of Hamilton) 1725–9(d) 18
19 20 22 June 1723 31 John Laforey, esquire 31 Oct. 1723 John Laforey esquire 5 0 0 ? Colonel Churchill 1725 19
20 20 20 July 1723 32 Benjamin Whetton, bricklayer 30 Nov. 1723 Richard Lissiman mason do. John Herring, esq. 1725–43 (?d) 20
21 19½ 9 Aug. 1723 35 Samuel Phillips, carpenter do. John Steemson carpenter 4 17 0 —Smith, esq. 1725–6(d) 21
22 19½ do. Samuel Phillips do. do. Major (later Colonel) William Duckett, M.P. 1726 49(d) 22
23 23 4 Jan. 1720/1 21 George Chamberlen, carpenter, and George Wyatt, bricklayer 28 Jan. 1724/5 George Chamberlen do. 6 15 0 Governor Morris, ? Bacon Morris, Gov. of Landguard Fort, Suffolk 1726–7 23
24 23 do. George Wyatt bricklayer do. Simon Smith, esq. 1726–30 24
25 25 2 Sept. 1720 2 John Deane, painter 1 Aug. 1724 John Deane painter 3 0 0 Mr Davies 1725–6 25
26 25 do. do. do. do. John Harrison 1725–8 26
27 20 26 Jan. 1724/5 Richard Davies joiner 5 0 0 Elizabeth O'Court 1726–33 27
28 31½ 10 Aug. 1725 do. do. 8 10 0 Mary Butler 1727–48 28
Here is Davies Street
29 18 19 July 1723 33 Francis Commins, mason 26 Nov. 1725 ? 29
30 19 Francis Commins mason 3 4 Mr. Pitts 1727–8 30
31 18 25 Aug. 1725 William Mantle plasterer 6 10 0 William Mantle 1726–7 31
32 35 24 July 1724 41 Robert Scott, carpenter 20 April 1725 Robert Scott carpenter 8 10 0 Lady Edwin (and her son, Charles Edwin, esq., M.P., who d. 1756) 1726–56(d)) 32
33 35 10 July 1724 40 Richard Lissiman, mason 21 July 1725 Richard Lissiman mason 10 10 0 Baron Sparre, Swedish Envoy 1727–36 33
34 43 do. do. do. 3 4 William Turner, esq. 1728–34 35
35 22 22 July 1725 do. do. 14 10 0 Sir Paul Methuen, M.P., P.C. 1728–57(d) 34
36 31 24 Nov. 1724 44 John Simmons, carpenter 18 Feb. 1725/6 John Simmons carpenter 9 0 0 Judith Ayliffe 1728–35 36
37 30 16 Feb. 1730 1 do. do. 5 0 0 Charles Evelyn, esq. 1733–5 37
38 30 do. do. do. do. Lady Gray, ? widow of Sir James Gray, Bt. 1733–44 38
39 22 do. do. do. 3 0 0 Marquess of Graham (succ. as 2nd Duke of Montrose in 1742) 1734–42 39
40 22 do. do. do. do. Thomas Colnit, esq. 1734–5 40
GROSVENOR STREET, SOUTH SIDE
43 40 17 Dec. 1720 17 John Pritchard, gentleman 12 April 1726 Benjamin Hoadly Bishop of Salisbury John Jenner, bricklayer, party to lease; Robert Phillips, ? bricklayer, witness 15 0 0 Benjamin Hoadly, Bishop of Salisbury (later B. of Winchester) 1726–45 43
44 20 12 May 1726 John Pritchard gentleman 6 0 0 John Pritchard 1726 44
45 18 20 Dec. 1720 18 Stephen Whitaker, brickmaker (assigned to William and Benjamin Benson) 31 Dec. 1725 William Benson esquire 5 8 0 William Benson, Surveyor-General of the King's Works 1718–19 1726–52 45
46 18 do. Benjamin Benson do. do. Benjamin Benson, brother of above 1727 46
47 24 22 Jan. 1724/5 45 John Jenner, bricklayer 29 July 1726 Colonel Charles Churchill 10 16 0 Colonel (later General) Charles Churchill, M.P. 1727–45(d) 47
48 36 17 Dec. 1720 16 Henry Huddle, carpenter 22 June 1726 Henry Huddle carpenter 14 8 0 Lord Charles Cavendish, M.P., s. of 2nd Duke of Devonshire 1729–32 48
49 36 9 Aug. 1723 34 Robert Herne, joiner (assigned to John Green) 21 Oct. 1725 John Green joiner 10 16 0 Earl Grandison 1727–35 49
50 36½ 21 Dec. 1720 19 Benjamin Timbrell, carpenter 3 Nov. 1724 Charles Griffith carpenter do. 1st Earl of Uxbridge 1726–43(d) 50
51 39½ do. Israel Russell painter[-stainer] 11 14 0 Sir John Werden, Bt.: his son-in-law, 2nd Duke of St. Albans, also here 1726–7 1726–8 51
52 50 do. Benjamin Timbrell carpenter 15 0 0 Sir Thomas Hanmer, Bt., M.P., Speaker of House of Commons 1714–15 1726–46(d) 52
53 40 17 Dec. 1720 15 William Waddell, plumber (assigned to Thomas Barlow, carpenter) 11 Jan. 1724/5 Thomas Barlow do. John Prince,? surveyor, witness to lease; sub-let 1725 to John Neale, carpenter do. Earl of Arran 1726–58(d) 53
54 31 do. 12 0 0 Robert Knight, esq., M.P. 1729–36 54
Here is Davies Street
55 17½ 8 Aug. 1720 1 Thomas Barlow carpenter 15 or 27 July 1721 Thomas Barlow Sub-let 1724 to Samuel Phillips, carpenter 5 0 0 William Fellows, victualler (Three Tuns Tavern) 1725–39(d) 55
56 19 do. 4 0 0 ? Mrs. Robinson 1726 56
57 25 Sub-let 1724 to Walter Lee, mason 8 0 0 Lady Stapleton, widow of Sir William Stapleton, Bt. 1725–33 57
58 36 Sub-let 1724 to John Green, joiner 12 12 0 Baron Ranelagh 1726–54(d) 58
59 36 Sub-let 1725 to David Audsley, plasterer 10 0 0 Sir Robert Rich, Bt., M.P. 1726–42 59
60 24 sub-let 1723 to John Neale, carpenter 7 0 0 Anne Oldfield, actress 1725–30(d) 60
61 18 Sub-let 1721 to George Worrall, plasterer 4 1 0 George Worrall or Lady Allen, ? widow of Sir William Allen, Bt. 1725 1725–36 61
62 20 Sub-let 1721 to John Neale, carpenter 5 0 0 Mr. Munday 1725–8 62
63 17 Sub-let 1723 to Thomas Sams, joiner 3 10 0 William Robertson 1726–30 63
Here is Broadbent Street
64 19 Sub-let 1724 to Edward Allen, carpenter 4 0 0 Mrs. Milton 1726–56 64
65 21½ Sub-let 1725 to do. 5 0 0 Lucy Killigrew 1726–9(d) 65
66 35 Sub-let 1723 to Joshua Fletcher, mason 10 0 0 2nd Baron Barnard 1725–9 66
67 28 Sub-let 1723 to Caleb Waterfield and Thomas Cook, carpenters 7 16 0 Lady Strafford, widow of William, Earl of Strafford 1725–32(d) 67
68 20 do. 6 0 0 Mary Fox 1725–32(d) 68
69 35 Sub-let 1723 to Benjamin Timbrell, carpenter 10 0 0 Earl of Dalkeith (later 2nd Duke of Buccleuch) 1725–9 69
70 35 Sub-let 1722 to Robert Hearne, joiner; Benjamin Timbrell party do. Godfrey Clarke, esq., M.P. 1724–34(d) 70
71–72 42 Sub-let 1722 to Benjamin Timbrell, carpenter do. Earl of Hertford (succ. as 7th Duke of Somerset in 1748) 1724–48 71–72
73 34 Sub-let 1722 to John James, bricklayer do. Sir Edward Ernle, Bt., M.P. 1724–9(d) 73
74 34 Sub-let 1722 to Stephen Whitaker, brickmaker; John James party do. Lord Compton (later 5th Earl of Northampton) 1725–9 (moved to No. 88 Brook St.) 74
75 22 Built by Thomas Barlow and let at rack rent Mrs. Herne 1725–32 75
76 26 Sub-let 1722 to William Waddell, plumber 7 0 0 John Dobson, esq. 1727–57 76
77 37 Sub-let 1722 to William Waddell, plumber 12 19 0 William Robertson 1725–6 77
78 George Bickford 1723–42(?d) 78
Here is the entrance to Grosvenor Hill
79 19½ Sub-let 1721 to John James, bricklayer, and David Audsley, plasterer 5 0 0 Thomas Hewson 1725–8 79
80 Built by Thomas Barlow and let at rack rent Francis Minetone (Mount Coffee House) 1721–3 80
81 (? originally part of No. 80) James Martin ?1736–48 81
SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, EAST SIDE
9 18 24 May 1736 74 John Eds, carpenter 7 Dec. 1738 John Blagrave carpenter Roger Blagrave, carpenter, party 4 19 0 Susannah Jennings 1739–53 9
10 18 do. Roger Blagrave do. Assigned to John Blagrave, carpenter, his son do. Catherine Sloper, estranged wife of William Sloper of West Woodhay, Berks., M.P. 1739–99 10
11 16 22 June 1737 George Thwaits gentleman 4 10 0 George Thwaits 1738–44 11
12 31 do. 73 William Singleton, plasterer 5 Aug. 1737 William Singleton plasterer 9 0 0 Hon. James Lumley, M.P., s. of 1st Earl of Scarbrough 1740–4 12
13 21 19 July 1736 do. do. 6 6 0 Sir John Buckworth, Bt., M.P. 1737–41 13
14 34 1 Feb. 1735/6 72 Roger Blagrave, carpenter do. Roger Blagrave carpenter Assigned to John Blagrave, carpenter, his son 13 12 0 Jerome de Salis, esq. 1740–5 14
15 26 do. do. do. do. 7 16 0 Barbara Cavendish, estranged wife of William Cavendish, g.s. of 1st Duke of Devonshire 1738–50 15
16 27 14 Feb. 1735/6 do. do. 4 1 0 John Tubb, chandler 1738–61 16
SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, WEST SIDE
71 20 24 May 1736 75 Edward Shepherd, esquire 19 July 1736 Thomas Skeat bricklayer 6 0 0 Samuel Greathead, esq., M.P. 1739–56 71
72 19 do. John Eds carpenter 8 0 0 Hon. Colonel Charles Ingram, M.P., s. of 3rd Viscount Irwin 1738–43 72
73 20 do. John Shepherd plasterer 10 8 0 George Ogle, esq., classicist and Chaucerian scholar 1738–46(d) 73
74 56 do. Edward Shepherd esquire 20 0 0 (Portuguese Embassy) 1747 onwards 74
75 (north) 26 do. do. do. 7 12 0 2nd Earl of Halifax 1739–46 75 (north)
75 (south) 19½ do. do. do. 5 0 0 Hon. John St. John (later 2nd Viscount St. John of Battersea) 1738–48(d) 75 (south)
22 do. do. do. 6 0 0
UPPER BROOK STREET, NORTH SIDE
1 23 6 March 1724/5 55 Thomas Barlow, carpenter, and Robert Andrews, gentleman 27 May 1728 John Evans joiner 6 4 0 Mary Fox 1732–4 1
2 30 16 June 1730 John Neale carpenter 8 10 0 Archibald Hutcheson, esq., lawyer and economist 1732–40(d) 2
3 20 do. do. do. 6 6 0 Colonel Francis Byng, b. of Admiral Sir George Byng, 1st Viscount Torrington 1732–3 3
4 31 do. David Audsley plasterer 10 10 0 Mrs. Trenchard 1733–8 4
5 31 do. do. do. do. Richard Powys, esq., M.P. 1734–7 5
6 30 19 Sept. 1732 Edward Shepherd esquire John Shepherd, plasterer, party to lease 10 7 0 Edward Shepherd 1734–5 6
7 19 do. Edward Cock carpenter do. 5 5 0 Lady Betty Lowther (and/or Sir Thomas Lowther, Bt., M.P.) 1735–7(d) 7
8 16 do. do. do. do. 4 7 6 Thomas Burke 1733–6 8
Here is Shepherd's Place
9 20 14 Oct. 1729 John Shepherd plasterer 5 5 0 John Dickins, coffee house keeper 1730–48 9
9A 20 13 Oct. 1729 do. do. Assigned to John Barnes, bricklayer do. Elizabeth Jenkins 1733–56 9A
10 34 25 May 1732 Edward Cock carpenter 14 0 0 Sir Francis Head, Bt. 1732–41 10
11 15 26 May 1732 do. do. 6 0 0 Catherine Hewsham 1734–8 11
12 38 1 March 1728/9 Elizabeth Alleyne widow 13 6 0 Elizabeth Alleyne 1730–7 12
13 22 28 Nov. 1728 William Davis carpenter Daniel Marston, glazier, Thomas and Samuel Gough, bricklayers, and Richard Peacy, carpenter, parties to lease; assigned to Francis Jackman, timber merchant 4 0 0 Dr. Lovell 1736–7 13
80 20 22 Nov. 1728 Thomas and Samuel Gough and Richard Peacy bricklayers Daniel Marston, glazier, party to lease; assigned to Francis Drewitt, bricklayer 3 0 0 Lady Vane,? widow of 1st Viscount Vane 1739–41 80
Park St. carpenter Park St.
Here is Park Street
14 22 6 March 1724/5 53 Augustin Woollaston, esquire (assigned to Robert Andrews, gentleman) 23 July 1728 William Barlow jnr. bricklayer George Barlow, bricklayer, party to lease; William Allison, carpenter, witness 6 0 0 James Liverpoole, victualler (Barley Mow) 1736–46(?d) 14
15A 18 1 April 1729 William Davis carpenter George Barlow and William Barlow jnr., bricklayers, parties to lease; assigned to William Jayne, carpenter 4 10 0 Thomas Marsh 1734 5 15A
15 20 2 April 1729 John Barlow bricklayer George Barlow and William Barlow jnr., bricklayers, parties to lease; assigned to latter 5 0 0 Captain John Aldred, R. N. 1733–40(d) 15
16 20 10 Oct. 1729 William Bennett carpenter George Barlow, bricklayer, party to lease 8 0 0 'Lord Peters', ? 8th Baron Petre 1741–2 16
17 23 do. John Panton do. do. 9 4 0 Major Weldon and or Lady Charlotte Weldon 1734–8 17
18 30 19 Sept. 1732 Robert Andrews genleman Sub-let 1737 to John Simmons, carpenter 12 0 0 1st Earl of Pomfret 1740–7 18
19 30 do. do. 3rd Viscount Doneraile, M.P. 1742–4 19
20 30 Sub-let 1737 to William Atlee, painter; John Simmons, carpenter, mortgagee do. Mr Fortnam,? Richard Fortnam, bricklayer, son-in-law of John Simmons 1744–5 20
21 30 Sub-let 1737 to John Simmons, carpenter do. Sir Edmund Thomas, Bt., M.P., Groom of the Bedchamber to Prince of Wales 1742–51 21
22 31 Sub-let 1742 to Joshua Fletcher, mason 12 8 0 3rd Earl of Marchmont 1744 63 22
23 27 Sub-let 1742 to Thomas Barratt, brickmaker, and John Barlow, bricklayer 10 16 0 Trafford Barnston, esq. 1747 23
24 32 Sub-let 1742 to Lawrence Neale, carpenter 12 16 0 2nd Duke of Chandos 1746–54 24
25 30 do. 12 0 0 Lady Frances Bland, widow of Sir John Bland, Bt. 1744–58 (?d) 25
26 28 Sub-let 1746 to Elizabeth Simmons, widow of John Simmons 11 4 0 Sir Francis Eyles(-Stiles), Bt. 1747–50 26
27 18 Sub-let 1742 to do. 7 4 0 Samuel Spencer, esq. 1744–50 27
28 23 Sub-let 1742 to Joshua Ransom, John Smith and Griffin Ransom, [timber] merchants; Richard Fortnam, bricklayer, a witness 9 4 0 Lady Sidney Beauclerk, widow of Lord Sidney Beauclerk and mother of Topham Beauclerk 1745–53 28
29 46 16 May 1729 Francis Bailley carpenter Assigned to Thomas Phillips, carpenter, and eventually vested in his newphew, John Phillips, carpenter 4 0 14th Earl of Morton 1747–9 29
UPPER BROOK STREET, SOUTH SIDE
30 51 11 May 1721 26 Stephen Whitaker, brickmaker 25 Sept. 1736 William Barlow and Robert Scott (as execs. of Stephen Whitaker) bricklayer carpenter Sub-let 1756 to William Timbrell, esq., and John Spencer, carpenter, co-partners; Alexander Rouchead, mason, party 8 10 0 Mrs. Stanley 1757–64 30
31 23 do. do. Thomas Ramsden, esq. 1759–91(d) 31
32 29 Sub-let 1756 to John Barlow, bricklayer; Timbrell, Spencer and Rouchead (as above) parties 10 3 0 Sir Charles Hanbury Williams, M.P. 1758–9 32
33 31 Sub-let 1756 to Edmund Rush, mason; Timbrell, Spencer and Rouchead (as above) parties 12 8 0 Lady Anne Jekyll 1757–66(d) 33
34 20 do. 5 9 0 Thomas Sanders, esq. 1757–75 34
35 28 Sub-let 1737 to Anthony Cross, mason; Alexander Rouchead, mason, party 8 14 0 Duchess of Atholl 1746–8 35
36 28 do. 7 5 0 6th Baron Ward (later 1st Viscount Dudley and Ward) 1742–57 36
37 28 do. do. do. Sub-let 1736 to Stephen John Whitaker, brickmaker, and assigned by him to Lawrence Neale, carpenter 2 0 Lord Mark Kerr, general, s. of 1st Marquis of Lothian 1742–52(d) 37
38 25 do. Isaac Mansfield plasterer William Barlow, bricklayer, and Robert Scott, carpenter, parties to lease 8 15 0 Lady Delorain, widow of 3rd Earl of Delorain 1741–53 and 1773–94(d) 38
39 20 do. John Simmons carpenter do; Isaac Mansfield, plasterer, witness 7 0 0 2nd Viscount Vane 1742–3 39
40 30 do. do. do. do. 10 10 0 Hon. Nicholas Herbert, M.P., s. of 8th Earl of Pembroke 1742–75(d) 40
41 35 do. William Barlow and Robert Scott (as execs. of Stephen Whitaker) bricklayer carpenter Sub-let 1736 to John Brown, bricklayer, and Anthony Cross, mason 12 5 0 Lady Georgiana Spencer, widow of Hon. John Spencer (later Countess Cowper) 1747–61 41
42 27 11 Dec. 1735 John Brown bricklayer William Barlow, bricklayer, and Robert Scott, carpenter, parties to lease 8 2 0 Anthony Chute, esq., M.P. 1739–47 42
43 23 do. William Barlow and Robert Scott (as execs. of Stephen Whitaker) do. Sub-let 1736 to William Arnott, carpenter 1 0 Lady Anne Cavendish 1739–80 43
44 21 carpenter do. 6 16 0 Robert Bragg, esq. 1739–43 44
45 19 Sub-let 1735 to do. 4 10 0 Robert Bogg 1738–47 45
46 17 14 Dec. 1734 William Arnott do. 4 0 0 William Davis, cheesemonger 1737–69 46
Here is Park Street
47 36 6 Feb. 1724/5 47 Thomas Ripley, esquire (assigned to Robert Andrews, gentleman, and Robert Scott, carpenter); Isaac Ware witness to agreement 1 June 1728 Robert Andrews gentleman Sub-let 1730 to John Barnes, bricklayer do Thomas Mitchell 1732–4 47
48 19 do. do. John Gill 1732–3 48
49 31½ do. 9 9 0 Duchess of Bolton 1731–49 49
50 32½ Sub-let 1730 to Israel Russell, painter[-stainer]; John Barnes, bricklayer, party 9 15 0 Countess of Shaftesbury, widow of 3rd Earl 1733–51(d) 50
51 31½ Sub-let 1730 to Edward Cock, carpenter; John Barnes, bricklayer, party 9 9 0 Arthur Stafford, esq., and/or Lady Stafford 1732–5 51
52 20 do. 4 0 0 Robert Sheppard, tailor 1732–54 52
53 21 Sub-let 1730 to John Barnes, bricklayer 3 0 0 Daniel Fitzpatrick, victualler (Cock and Bottle) 1730–40(?d) 53
Here is Blackburne's Mews
54 38½ 19 Sept. 1729 John Green joiner 1 2 6 Jonathan Scull 1730–8 54
55 20 ? Joseph Reeve 1739 55
56 41½ 8 Sept. 1729 do. do. 17 6 (Originally added to curtilage of 25 Grosvenor Sq.; separate house not built here until 1810–13) 56
UPPER GROSVENOR STREET, NORTH SIDE
1 28 6 Feb. 1724/5 47 Thomas Ripley, esquire (assigned to Robert Andrews, gentleman, and Robert Scott, carpenter); Isaac Ware witness to agreement 16 April 1729 Thomas Richmond carpenter Sub-let 1729 to Thomas Fry, carpenter 9 2 0 Lady Frances Erskine, widow of 22nd Earl of Mar 1736–42 1
2 20 do. 6 10 0 George Ogle, esq., classicist and Chaucerian scholar 1737–8 (moved to No. 73 S. Audley St.) 2
3 18 Sub-let 1729 to John Worrington, paviour; Thomas Fry, carpenter, party 5 17 0 John Gillard 1733–41 3
4 17 do. 5 10 6 William Gillett 1731–55 4
5 17 Sub-let 1729 to Thomas Fry, carpenter 5 0 0 Evan Brotherton 1731–4 5
Here is Blackburne's Mews
6 24 1 June 1728 Robert Scott do. Sub-let 1728 to John Worrington, paviour 4 0 0 John Stokes, victualler (Oval) 1729–53 6
7 20 Sub-let 1729 to William Waddell, plumber 6 0 0 John Lamp, esq. 1734–6 7
8 20 do. Captain Robert Hale 1732–50 8
9 30 Mortgaged by Scott to Charles Serena, Italian plasterer 7 0 0 William Edwards, esq., Treasurer of New River Co. 1731–7(d) 9
10 33 Sub-let 1728 to Benjamin Timbrell, carpenter 8 10 0 (Sir) Robert Grosvenor, M.P. 1730–3 10
11 31 do. 8 0 0 Captain (later Major) Humphry Watson 1731–41(d) 11
12 36 do.; Henry Flitcroft [architect], mortgagee do. Benjamin Timbrell 1729–51 12
Here is Park Street
37 Park St. 17 25 April 1724 37 Robert Andrews, gentleman 14 Feb. 1726 7 Robert Andrews gentleman Sub-let 1732 to Richard Davies, joiner; John Mackreth, lime merchant, and Stephen Whitaker, brickmaker, parties 4 0 0 John Hughes 1737–46 37 Park St.
13 20 do. 6 0 0 Thomas Miller 1734–6 13
14 33 do.; assigned to Lawrence Neale, carpenter 13 0 0 6th Viscount Irwin 1736(d) 14
15 32 do. do. Hon. Bussy Mansell, M.P. (later 4th Baron Mansell) 1736–50(d) 15
16 25 Sub-let 1730 to Joshua Fletcher, mason; Mackreth, Whitaker (as above) and Thomas Hipsley, bricklayer, parties 10 12 6 Thomas Whichcot, esq., M.P. 1741–8 16
17 34 Sub-let 1732 to Lawrence Neale, carpenter; Mackreth and Whitaker (as above) parties 13 12 0 Hon. Lawrence Shirley, s. of 1st Earl Ferrers 1734–8 17
18 34 do. do. Thomas Boothby Skrymsher, esq. 1735–51(d) 18
19 30 do. 12 0 0 Viscount Blundell 1734–56(d) 19
20 30 do. do. John Nightingale, esq. 1735–6 20
21 29 Sub-let 1732 to Lawrence Neale, carpenter; Mackreth and Whitaker (as above) parties; assigned to Benjamin Denne, mason 11 12 0 Leonard Smelt, esq., M.P. 1734–40(d) 21
22 21 Sub-let 1732 to John Clarkson, carpenter; Lawrence Neale, carpenter, party 5 5 0 John Emmett 1737–51 (intermittently) 22
23 20 Sub-let 1730 to John How, carver; Lawrence Neale, carpenter, party 4 15 0 ? Mrs. Atheton or Lady Hubbard 1735 1736–44 23
24 19 Sub-let 1730 to Lawrence Neale, carpenter; Richard Davies, joiner, a witness 3 10 0 Lawrence Neale 1730–45 24
UPPER GROSVENOR STREET, SOUTH SIDE
(Former 28 Park Lane) 28 12 April 1728 65 Richard Lissiman, mason 8 April 1729 William Hale and Richard Lissiman masons 5 0 0 Richard Burket, victualler (Wheat-sheaf) 1730–7 (Former 28 Park Lane)
25 18 9 April 1729 do. do. 4 10 0 Rev. Thomas Clark(e) 1730–45 25
26 28 16 Aug. 1729 Richard Lissiman mason 7 0 0 William Hale, mason, son-in-law of Lissiman 1730–6 26
27 19 15 Aug. 1729 do. do. 4 0 0 Captain Lawrence 1733–40 27
28 20 14 Aug. 1729 do. do. 5 0 0 Mrs. Burroughs 1734–8 28
29 21 19 Sept. 1732 do. do. 5 5 0 Charles Carter, esq. 1732–8 29
30 34 do. do. do. 9 7 0 Hon. Frances Bruce 1739–51 30
31 19 (no building agreement found) 5 June 1731 1st Viscount Chetwynd (Large mansion set back from road; later called Grosvenor House) 76 13 0 Mary Hutchenson 1736–42 31
32 57 George Wright, esq. 1736–42 32
33 1st Viscount Chetwynd, M.P. 1732–6(d) 33
34 40 Sub-let 1731 to Benjamin Timbrell,carpenter 8 0 0 Colonel Richard Pyott and or Mrs Pitts 1732–7 34
35 26 5 June 1727 61 Thomas Goff, blacksmith (assigned to Robert Grosvenor) 11 Dec. 1735 Thomas Skeat bricklayer John Eds., carpenter, party to lease 9 10 0 2nd Viscount Chetwynd, M.P. 1738–41 35
36 24 do. John Eds carpenter 4 10 0 ? John Powis 1737–9 36
Here is Park Street
56 Park St. 16 18 Nov. 1725 58 Richard Andrews, gentleman 4 Oct. 1731 Richard Andrews esquire Sub-let 1731 to James Jenner, bricklayer; assigned to William Allison, carpenter do. John or Thomas Baswick 1731–4 56 Park St.
37 21 Sub-let 1731 to Colonel Francis Williamson; James Jenner, bricklayer, party 5 10 0 Colonel Francis Williamson 1731–8 37
38 33 Sub-let 1731 to James Jenner, bricklayer 13 10 0 Richard Edgcumbe, esq., M.P. (later 1st Baron Edgcumbe) 1733–58(d) 38
39 34 Sub-let 1731 to John Neale, carpenter; Charles Griffith, carpenter, party 13 12 0 3rd Earl of Jersey 1733–43 39
40 36 Sub-let 1731 to Israel Russell, painter[-stainer]; John Eds, carpenter, party 13 4 0 Lord Lynne (later 3rd Viscount Townshend) 1735–41 40
41 36 Sub-let 1731 to John Eds, carpenter 14 8 0 Hon. Henry Vane, M.P. (later 1st Earl of Darlington) 1734–9 41
42 33 2 Oct. 1731 John Green joiner 13 4 0 7th Viscount Falkland 1734–6 42
43 33 1 Oct. 1731 do. do. do. Marquess of Carnarvon, M.P. (later 2nd Duke of Chandos) 1735–9 43
44 25 3 Nov. 1727 William Draycott esquire Charles Griffith, carpenter, party to lease 8 15 0 Jolliffe, esq. 1731–2 44
45 25 2 Nov. 1727 William Draycott esquire Charles Griffith, carpenter, party to lease 8 15 0 Sir George Oxenden, Bt., M.P., Lord of the Treasury 1732–7 45
46 40 12 Sept. 1728 Edward Cock carpenter 15 0 0 Lady Isabella Scott, d. of Anne, Duchess of Buccleuch 1733–48(d) 46
47 20 do. Robert Phillips bricklayer 3 0 0 Francis Blake Delaval, esq., of Seaton Delaval 1732–8 47
48 20 28 Aug. 1727 William Hanmer esquire Robert Phillips, bricklayer, party to lease and builder of house 10 0 0 Colonel William Hanmer 1729–41(d) 48