Declared Accounts
New Churches

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William A. Shaw and F. H. Slingsby (editors)

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'Declared Accounts: New Churches', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 30: 1716 (1958), pp. CDXLIX-CDLI. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85282 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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New Churches

DECLARED ACCOUNTS; FUND FOR BUILDING FIFTY NEW CHURCHES

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 437, ROLL 3 [A.O.1/437/3].

John Leacroft, Treasurer and Receiver of all moneys for the building of Fifty New Churches in London and Westminster and the Suburbs thereof.

9 December 1715 to 24 June 1717.

Charge.£s.d.£s.d.
Arrears: depending on the Accomptant none this being his first Accomptnil.
but depending on sundry persons as at the foot of the last preceding Accompt39,1281911
Receipts: money had out of the Exchequer:
Easter term, 2 & 3 George I, upon accompt
35,00000
Michaelmas term, 3 George I, ditto22,475167
57,475167
total charge and receipts£96,604166
Discharge.
Money paid for site of a Church and Minister's house in Bloomsbury to Rachel, Lady Russell, and Elizabeth, Duchess Dowager of Bedford, for their interests in a site in the manor of Bloomsbury in the parish of St. Giles in the Fields, co. Middx.1,00000
payments to workmen employed in building the several Churches:
the Church at Deptford (Edward Strong and Edward Tufnell, masons; James Groves, carpenter; Thomas Lucas, bricklayer: John Skeat, smith; George Osmond, plumber; Henry Turner, painter)
14,466199
the Church at Westminster (Edward Strong and Edward Tufnell, masons: John James and Robert Jeffs, carpenters; John Grove, another carpenter; Thomas Hues and William Tuffnell, bricklayers; John Skeat, smith; George Osmond, plumber; George Norris, digger)19,457135
the Church at Spittle-fields (Thomas Dunn, mason; John Grove, carpenter; Richard Goodchild, bricklayer; John Skeat, smith; George Osmond, plumber; George Norris, digger)8,871159
the Church at Greenwich (Edward Strong and Edward Tuffnell, masons; John James and Robert Jeffs, carpenters; James Grove, carpenter; Thomas Hues and Richard Billinghurst, bricklayers; John Skeat, smith; James Ellis and James Hands, plaisterers; John Graysbrook, plumber; George Osmond, plumber; William Rinsome, glasier; Richard Scott, painter)13,01421
the Church in the Strand (William and John Townsend, masons; James Grove, carpenter; John James and Robert Jeffs, carpenters; Henry Hester and William Withers, bricklayers: John Skeat, smith; George Osmond, plumber; George Norris, digger).10,0591311
the Church in Upper Wapping (Edward Strong and Edward Tuffnell, masons; James Groves, carpenter; Richard Goodchild, bricklayer; John Skeat, smith; George Osmond, plumber; John Clarke, digger)8,002108
the Church at Limehouse (Edward Strong and Edward Tufnell, masons; James Groves, carpenter; John James and Robert Jeffs, carpenters; Richard Goodchild, bricklayer; John Skeat, smith; George Osmond, plumber; Benjamin Coker, digger)9,13325
the two Cemeteries near St. George's Chapel in Ormond Street (Edward Strong and Edward Tuffnell, masons; James Groves, carpenter; Thomas Hues and William Tuffnell, bricklayers; John Skeat, smith; George Vaughan, digger; Richard Scott, painter)1,675109
the Church at Bloomsbury (James Grove, carpenter; Edward Boswell and John Ford, bricklayers; John Skeat, smith; John Mist, digger)852310
the Church of St. Mary Woolnoth in Lombard Street (William Seager, carpenter; Thomas Denning, carpenter; John Skeat, smith)1,016810
(total for work and materials as above 87,550l. 1s. 5d.)
£s.d.
salaries and allowances:
John Leacroft, as Treasurer of the moneys for this service, 9 Dec. 1715 to Xmas 1716 (one year 16 days)
31330
Thomas Rous, as Secretary; half year to Xmas 171610000
Jenkin Thomas Philips, succeeding him, year to Xmas 171720000
Nicholas Hawkesmere, Surveyor; 1½ years to Xmas 171630000
James Gibbs, another; half year to Xmas 171510000
John James, succeeding him; year to Xmas 171620000
John Skeat, as Agent; 1½ years to Xmas 171615000
Simon Beckley, Solicitor; half-year to Xmas 17154000
Vigerus Edwards, succeeding him; year to Xmas 17168000
Thomas Croker, Messenger; half-year to Xmas 17151500
William Waters, succeeding him; year to Xmas 17164000
1,53830
house rent and incidents:
Christopher Brewster for 1½ years rent, due Midsummer 1716, for the use of his Chambers in Lincoln's Inn, where the office was formerly kept and for ‘fixing the modells of Churches and shelves thereto belonging’
62100
John Leacroft, Treasurer, for the rent of a house hired of him; half year to Xmas 171637100
Nicholas Hawkesmere, Surveyor, for making several models of wood27559
James Gibbs, Surveyor, for the like121190
Simon Beckley, Solicitor, for law business35160
Thomas Lowther, for soliciting the passing of the Commission etc.74166
Martha Stapler, for two years salary etc. for cleaning the rooms10100
Edward Harley and Thomas Foley, for the Auditors' fees for the two previous Accompts11654
734127
(total salaries and incidents etc. 2,272l. 15s. 7d.)
total payments and allowances£89,822170
and so remains6,781196
whereof depending on sundry workmen and others for money imprested:
Thomas Rous, late Secretary, in satisfaction of the like sum advanced from the Royal Bounty
20000
the same, to be disbursed in payment of tradesmen's bills20000
Jenkin Thomas Philips, succeeding Rous, for payment of incident charges10000
James Ellis of the parish of St. Antholin, London, and James Hands of the parish of St. Giles's in the Fields, plaisterers, for work at the new Church, Deptford40000
John Grove, carpenter, of the parish of St. Clement's Danes in the Liberties of Westminster, on accompt of work at the new Church in St. Margaret's parish, Westminster50000
James Grove, of the parish of Greenwich, co. Kent, carpenter, on accompt of work at the new Church in the hamlet of Upper Wapping, Stepney60000
£2,00000
and so the Accomptant is Indebted.
Declared 7 August 1718.
4,781196