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'Declared Accounts: Hanaper', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 25: 1711 (1952), pp. CDXXXVI-CDXXXVIII. URL: Date accessed: 22 November 2014.


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PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1718 [E351/1718]. AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1398 ROLL 255 [A.O.1/1398/255].
THOMAS EDWARDS and JOSEPH WHITEHEAD, holders in survivorship of the Office of Clerk or Keeper of the Hanaper.
Michaelmas 1710 to Michaelmas 1711.
Arrears: respited moneys in the hands of divers persons as at the foot of the last Account37373
money in the hands of Henry Seymour, late Clerk of the Hanaper, as shown at the foot of the last Account778130
Receipts: money received of the issues and profits of Charters or Letters Patent, Commissions, Indentures and other Deeds:
small patents; 403 at 2s. each4060
sheriffs' patents; 48 at 3s. each740
commissions of sewers; 5 at 2s. 6d. each0126
exemplifications; 19 at 16s. 4d. each15104
deaneries; three at 16s. 4d. each290
archdeaconries and prebends; four at 16s. 4d. each354
presentations; 47 at 16s. 4d. each3878
dispensations; 60 at 16s. 4d. each4900
'Congedeslier' (congés d'eslire), royal assents, 'commendams' and restitutions of temporalities; seven at 16s. 4d. each5144
grants of office for life; one at 49s.290
ditto ditto; three at 32s. 8d. each4180
ditto ditto; one at 16s. 4d.0164
ditto during pleasure; 18 at 32s. 8d. each2980
ditto in reversion; two at 32s. 8d. each354
ditto, during pleasure; 16 at 16s. 4d. each1314
appeals and adjuncts; fifteen at 16s. 4d. each1250
annuities and pensions; three at 16s. 4d. each290
indentures; one at 57s.2170
ditto; one at 51s.2110
special commissions; one at 16s. 4d.0164
special pardons and 'de cursus', one at 32s. 8d.1128
ditto ditto; two at 16s. 4d. each1128
confirmations; one at 3l. 15s. 10d.31510
grants of Great Fee; two at 7l. 11s. 8d. per an. each1534
fines thereof368
moneys received for fines of Statutes Staple and for profits of Original Writs:
fines of Statutes Staple1689
issues and profits of Original Writs5134
farm of the profits of the Seal of the Queen's Bench and of the Common Pleas, leased to George, Duke of Northumberland, by the name of George Lord Fitzroy and his heirs male1,653140
farm of the Common Fines for licences and pardons of Alienation and Writs of Concords (writs of Entry in le Post) leased to the Lord High Treasurer for seven years1,546120
farm of 'lez Sixpenny Writts or Commissions' leased to Anne, Countess of Newburgh, for 40 years from 13 Jan. 1688–91,00000
total charge and receipts£5,63750
payments by letters patent:
Simon Lord Harcourt, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, for his diets and those of the Chancery clerks etc. from 18 Oct. 1710 to 29 Sept. 1711, for winter and summer robes, for his annuity, for his allowance of Gascon wine, etc., and for extraordinary attendance1,059100
Sir Thomas Trevor, Robert Tracey and John Scroope for a like allowance as Lords Commissioners for keeping the Great Seal 25 Sept. to 18 Oct. 1710108186
Sir John Trevor, Master of the Rolls, and the eleven other Chancery Masters for their winter and summer robes8280
George Wrighte, Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for his fee6000
these Accountants for their several yearly allowances981
Matthew Snow, Prothonotary of the Chancery, for his allowance of 100l. per an. 23 Dec. 1710 to Mich. 171175110
Matthew Johnson, Clerk of the Parliaments, for his fee4000
William Oaker, general scrivener of Chancery Leases, for his fee2000
John Roberts, Clerk of the Writs in Chancery2000
the two Auditors of the Hanaper1000
Bazil Herne, one of the Six Clerks and Clerk Comptroller of the Hanaper, for his fee as of old1000
Thomas Harris, chafewax, for wax36000
the same for his wages of 2½d. a day as aforetime316
the Crier of the Chancery and other Officers for their yearly allowances of parchment282120
John Trevor, Crier of the Chancery, for his wages and for thread, needles, etc.810
total under letters patent 2,239l. 7s. 3½d.
payments by warrant:
George Wrighte, Clerk of the Crown, for writing patents, etc.30000
Bazil Herne, Clerk Comptroller of the Hanaper, for engrossment of the Comptrol Books1368
John Trevor, Crier, for his expenses for the Rolls Chapel 1 Aug. 1705 to 1 Aug. 170915311
John Walker, deputy of Matthew Johnson, Clerk of the Parliaments, for copying and engrossing several public bills, etc.108100
the same for several Journals copied in the House of Lords and delivered to Lord Cowper, late Lord Chancellor and Simon Harcourt now Lord Keeper108150
Edward Castle, stationer, for stationery, etc.143196
John Dawling the elder, clerk of 'le Pettybag', for making Writs of Summons and Election Writs of the New Parliament135136
James Tonson, stationer, for stationery319194
Charles Harper, stationer, for stationery78166
Robert Briscoe, Queen's messenger attending the Great Seal, for his charges and those of his deputies in carrying and delivering several Writs of Summons and Writs of Election to the New Parliament27600
the same for the like service23690
the same for his fee at 3s. a day54150
the same for travelling expenses 29 July to 30 Oct. 171025120
Israel Harrison, stationer, for stationery43134
these Accountants for the increased cost of parchment7340
James West and David Davis, embroiderers, for two richly embroidered bags to hold the Great Seal11000
Joseph Harvey, sealer, for diets, wages and necessaries and for his winter robe4218
Thomas Harris, chafewax, for diets and necessaries28120
William Wekett, Joseph Richards, Samuel Clarke and John Barrett, four messengers attending the Great Seal and the Receipt of the Exchequer, for expenses in publishing Proclamations42800
Thomas Harvey, sealer, Thomas Harris, chafewax, and Robert Lindsey, clerk to these Accountants, for expenses attending the Great Seal in the summer of 17114500
James Hunter for sweeping Westminster Hall168
these Accountants for the charges and expenses of passing this Account4000
the Auditor of the Hanaper for his yearly additional fee for checking and engrossing this Account2000
total payments by Warrant 2,787l. 12s. 1½d.
payments by way of reward:
Sir John Trevor for keeping the House of Converts, with two Chaplains, a Clerk and two Converts, viz., Peter Samuell and John Meza; and for his care over the writing and examination of Originals in the Chancery3747
total payments and allowances£5,06440
and so remains 573l. 1s. 0d.
against which respited moneys:
Michaelmas 1650 to 6 Aug. 1660200411
10 July 12 Car. II to Mich. 12 Car. II15150
Mich. 12 Car. II to Mich. 4 Jac. II12290
Mich. 1688 to Mich. 3 Wm. III29124
Mich. 1704 to Mich. 10 Anne (1711)560
and so these Accountants are Indebted199139
Declared 21 Nov. 1712.
EDITOR'S NOTE. The second Hanaper Account for this period, AUDIT OFFICE, BUNDLE 1398, ROLL 256, gives the Account of Receipts, dated under the several headings, e.g., patents, exemplifications, etc., and in the case of the more important documents gives the names of the persons concerned: it is of no financial interest but may be consulted for other purposes.