Finding Aid for the Legal and Exchequer Document Collection 1541-1754

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Legal and Exchequer Document Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1541-1754
Collection number: MS.1976.019
Creator: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Extent: 4 boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: The bulk of this collection consists of Exchequer records and legal documents from England, 1541-1754. Includes documents and fragments bearing the signatures of Exchequer officials and other public officials. Also includes indentures regarding property in the village of Sulgrave, ancestral home of George Washington's family, and copies of documents relating to the city of Lille, France.
Physical location: Clark Library
Language of Material: Collection materials in English, Latin, French

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts or printed items must be submitted in writing to the Clark Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Legal and Exchequer Document Collection, MS.1976.019, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Acquisition Information

Some of the items described in this finding aid originated in accessions MS.1960.013 (Edwards), MS.1976.015 (Hofmann and Freeman), MS.1976.016 (Hofmann and Freeman), MS.1976.016 (Myers), MS.2003.02, and MS.1976.20 (Thomas). Accession MS.2003.02 was the gift of Kenneth Karmiole, 2003. For many items, provenance and accession information is unclear.

Historical Note

Indentures
Indentures are legal contracts written in multiple copies (usually in duplicate) on one sheet. The resulting parts of the sheet are separated along a toothed or curved line. The parties to the contract each keep one part of the indenture. The authenticity of the documents is established by realigning the separated parts.
The Exchequer
The Exchequer was responsible for receiving, recording and dispersing the public revenue. It was divided into two parts: the Upper Exchequer, or Exchequer of Account, and the Lower Exchequer, or Exchequer of Receipt.
Four Tellers of the Receipt recorded payments into the Exchequer. In this process, three records of payments were created: one in the Teller's book, one in the Teller's Rolls, and a third in the form of a Teller's Bill or Exchequer Receipt. Payments to be made by the Exchequer, such as repayments of loans, were authorized by Orders on the Exchequer created in the office of the Auditor of the Receipt.
The offices of the Exchequer were abolished in 1834 by Act of Parliament. Their functions were transferred to the Comptroller General of the Receipt and Issue of the Exchequer.

Scope and Content

This is an artificial collection, composed of several distinct accessions. It is primarily comprised of legal documents and Exchequer records from England (after 1707, Great Britain), 1541-1754. The collection features some interesting examples of calligraphy and many documents and fragments bearing the signatures or autographs of key public figures.
The collection includes indentures and other sealed legal documents; inventories and wills; records of jury verdicts; orders on the Exchequer and Exchequer receipts; personal and political correspondence; and drafts and copies of acts of Parliament, correspondence, and legal documents. It also includes a collection of documents regarding land in Sulgrave, the ancestral home of George Washington's family, and several copies of extracts from letters and privileges related to the city of Lille.

Arrangement

This collection is a composite of several accessions and lacks a clear, organic original order. The arrangement scheme for this collection was therefore imposed during processing. The collection is arranged in twelve series, by monarch's reign or regnal chronology. Within these series items are arranged chronologically. There are three exceptions to this chronological arrangement within series. First, items from different accessions will be found in separate folders within the relevant series. Within the separate folders, items are arranged in chronological order. Second, small sub-collections comprised entirely of a particular document type (e.g. verdicts) are placed in separate folders within the relevant series. Finally, the collection of documents concerning Sulgrave are treated as a subgroup within Series 3 (James I).
The collection is organized into the following series:
  • Series 1. Henry VIII, 1509-1547
  • Series 2. Elizabeth I, 1558-1603
  • Series 3. James I, 1603-1625
  • Series 4. Charles I, 1625-1649
  • Series 5. Charles II, 1649-1685
  • Series 6. James II, 1685-1688
  • Series 7. William III and Mary II, 1689-1694
  • Series 8. Willliam III, 1695-1702
  • Series 9. Anne, 1702-1714
  • Series 10. George I, 1714-1727
  • Series 11. George II, 1727-1760
  • Series 12. Undated and Miscellaneous

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Eglinton Family
Washington family
Beversham family
England and Wales. Exchequer
Great Britain. Exchequer.
Arundell, Richard
Baillie, George, 1664-1738
Bertie, Charles, 1640 or 41-1711
Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, 1562-1630
De la Warr, John West, Baron, ca. 1663-1723
Downing, George, Sir, 1623?-1684
Eglinton, Alexander Montgomerie, Earl of, 1723-1769
Ernle, John, Sir, d. 1697
Halifax, Charles Montagu, Earl of, 1661-1715
Halifax, George Montagu, Earl of, ca. 1684-1739
Holland, Henry Fox, Baron, 1705-1774
Howard, Robert, Sir, 1626-1698
Leeds, Thomas Osborne, Duke of, 1631-1712
Long, Robert, ca. 1602-1673
Lynde, Humphrey, Sir
Lyttelton, George Lyttelton, Baron, 1709-1773
Marlborough, James Ley, Earl of, 1550-1629
Onslow, Richard Onslow, Baron, 1654-1717
Oxford, Robert Harley, Earl of, 1661-1724
Pelham, Henry, 1695?-1754
Pye, Robert, 1585?-1662
Squibb, Lawrence, 1604-1674
Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736
Finance, Public--Great Britain
Gresham College
Sulgrave (England)
Lille (France)

Genres and Forms

Autographs
Legal instruments
Letters
Seals


Container List

 

Series 1. Henry VIII 1509-1547

Box 2, Folder 1

Indenture 31 August 1541

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Indenture in Latin, stating that George Plat[t?] swears homage and fealty to John Scrope, Lord le Scrope of Bolton. Dated 31 August 1541. Signed by Scrope. Seal attached.

Note

Other persons mentioned in this document include: William Conyers
 

Series 2. Elizabeth I 1558-1603

Box 1, Folder 1

Elizabeth I 1558-1603

Physical Description: 7 items

Scope and Content Note

Various legal documents and a report of the election of Rev. Ball to be Reader in Rhetoric at Gresham College.
Box 2, Folder 2

Indenture 19 October 1575

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Indenture between John Wight, Draper, of London and Edward Cooke, Draper, of London. With the seal of Edward Cooke.

Note

Other persons mentioned in this document include: William Dexmer, John Berners, William Belamy, Kathryne Belamy
Box 2, Folder 3

Charter 23 March 1591/2

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Charter in Latin conferring property in Gutter Lane, West Cheap, London to Robert Alyson (also written "Alison" and "Allison"). Dated 23 March 1591/2. With the seals of Christopher Corey, scrivener, and his wife Margaret Corey attached.

Note

Hofmann and Freeman Accession. Other persons mentioned in this document include: Roger Pratt and his wife Anna, John Fooke and his wife Elizabeth, William Sparrow, Thomas Robinson, Robert Symonds, Thomas Adams. Signed on verso by: William Webb, Benedict Bornham, Sebright.
 

Series 3. James I 1603-1625

Box 1, Folder 2

James I 1603-1625

Physical Description: 8 items

Scope and Content Note

This folder includes a statement of the committee for "The Bill for Disabling of Recusants, Persons attainted of Forgery and Penury, Outlaws, and Contemners of the Law, to be of the Parliament"; an indenture between Leven Buffkyn and Robert Cranmer about land in Langley; an estimate of costs for repair of royal parks; an Exchequer's order; an opinion on James I's efforts regarding the Palatinate.

Note

Items include the signatures of: Charles Parkings, Robert Cranmer, Robert Pye. Other persons mentioned in these documents include: William Leighton, John Crumpe, Robert Treswell, Benjamin Henshawe.
Box 3-4

Collection of documents concerning the holding of property in Sulgrave, Northamptonshire 1601-1627

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains five indentures recording the transfer and lease of property in and around Sulgrave, Northamptonshire. The village of Sulgrave was home to the ancestors of George Washington.

Note

Thompson accession.
Box 3, Folder 1

Indenture of fine 3 March 1601/2

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Indenture of fine on vellum between (1) Henry Buckerfeilde of Sulgrave and his wife Elizabeth (Deforciant); and (2) William Buckerfeilde, father of Henry, and John Winckell of Pichley [now Pytchley] (Plaintiff). Signed by William Buckerfeilde, with two attached seals.
Box 3, Folder 2

Indenture recording transfer of land 20 December 1605

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Indenture on vellum with two attached seals. Made between (1) Thomas Leeson, father, and Thomas Leeson, son; and (2) John King of Morton Pinkney, Thomas Kingston, and Johan his wife. Includes 2 page schedule of the land indented, which includes a reference to the Washington family land. Signed by Thomas Leeson and Thomas Leeson.

Note

Thompson accession.
Box 3, Folder 3

Indenture recording lease of land 3 May 1616

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Indenture on vellum with seal attached. Made between (1) Thomas Barrett, of Sulgrave and (2) Robert Wigson and Thomas Webbe, regarding lease of a hall and land in Sulgrave. Signed by Thomas Barrett.

Note

Witnesses signed as: John Tompson and Thomas [Kind?].
Box 4, Folder 1

Tripartite indenture (part 1) 24 December 1627

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Tripartite indenture on vellum with three attached seals. Made between (1) Henry Buckerfeilde, Elizabeth, his wife, and Edward, his son; (2) William Buckerfeilde, son and heir apparent of Henry, and Parnell Piggott; (3) Edward Piggott and William Plant. "...for and in consideration of a marriage intended" between William Buckerfeilde and Parnell Piggot, this document records provisions made for Parnell Piggott, should she outlive her future husband.
Collection includes two parts of this indenture. Part 1 signed by second and third parties: William Buckerfeilde (seal missing), Parnell Piggott, Edward Piggott and William Plant.

Note

Witnesses for Edward Piggott and Parnell Piggot signed as: Thomas Perrie, Thomas Plant, Anthony Paxon. Witnesses for William Buckerfeilde and William Plant signed as: John Stanton, Anthony Paxon, Thomas Plant, and Edward White.
Docketing on verso signed "W.D. 1810 Nov."
Thompson accession
Box 4, Folder 2

Tripartite indenture (part 2) 24 December 1627

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Tripartite indenture on vellum with five seal tags, all seals missing. Made between (1) Henry Buckerfeilde, Elizabeth, his wife, and Edward, his son; (2) William Buckerfeilde, son and heir apparent of Henry, and Parnell Piggott; (3) Edward Piggott and William Plant. "...for and in consideration of a marriage intended" between William Buckerfeilde and Parnell Piggot, this document records provisions made for Parnell Piggott, should she outlive her future husband.
Collection includes two parts of this indenture. Part 2 signed by first and second parties: Henry Buckerfeilde, Elizabeth Buckerfeilde, Edward Buckerfeilde, William Buckerfeilde and Parnell Piggott.
 

Series 4. Charles I 1625-1649

Box 1, Folder 3

Charles I 1625-1649

Physical Description: 10 items

Scope and Content Note

Letters, bills and receipts; 2 pages from a copy of a document concerning the disbanding of the armies and the Treaty of Oxford; an argument against Sir Humphrey Lynde.

Note

Items include the signatures of: James Ley, Earl of Marlborough; Francys Crane; Robert Pomfrett; Other persons mentioned in these documents include: Robert Pye, Richard Smith, Edward Wardour; Charles Emanuel, Duke of Savoy; Robert Townsend, Paull Pinder, Edward Bradbourne; Edward Martin, Thomas Osborne, Roger Mingay, John Uttinge, Thomas Baker; Thomas Smyth; William Pierrpoint, William Armyn, John Holland, and B. Whitlocke; Humphrey Lynde.
Box 2, Folder 4

Copy of Contract 7 May 1633

Physical Description: 1 item, 29 pages

Scope and Content Note

Lawyer's copy of a contract concerning loans made to Charles I, to be repaid in lands. This contract was made between (1) King Charles I; Thomas, Lord Coventry; Richard, Lord Weston; Edward, Viscount Conway; Henry, Earl of Manchester; Robert, Earl of Lindsey; Thomas, Earl of Arundel and Surrey; Philip, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery; Theophilus, Earl of Suffolk; Edward, Earl of Dorset; William, Earl of Salisbury; William, Earl of Exeter; John, Earl of Bridgewater; James, Earl of Carlisle; Henry, Earl of Holland; William, Earl of Banbury; Henry, Earl of Danby; William, Earl of Northampton; George, Viscount Duplin; William, Earl of Morton; Thomas, Earl of Kellie; Thomas, Earl of Melrosse; John, Earl of Marre; Dudley, Viscount Dorchester; Edward, Viscount Wimbleton; Thomas, Viscount Wentworth; Oliver, Viscount, grandson Henry Viscount Falkland; Charles, Viscount Wilmott; John, Lord Savile; Edward, Lord Newburgh; Sir Thomas Edwards; Sir Robert Nauton; Sir John Coke; Sir Humfrey May; Sir Francis Cottington; Sir Julius Caesar; Sir William Alexander; and (2) Sir John Heydon, Sir William Russell, and Charles Harbard.

Note

Myers Accession.
Box 2, Folder 5

Tripartite indenture 10 April 1637

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Tripartite indenture between (1) Edward Drake of Rygate, Surrey, (2) Timothy Cartwright, draper, of London, and (3) Nicholas Bourne and Francis Shepard, scrivener. With three seals attached, and the seal of Timothy Cartwright missing from seal tag.

Note

Other persons mentioned in this document include: Richard Baker
Box 2, Folder 6

Freedom of the City of Norwich 31 January 1644/5

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Certificate of Freedom of the City of Norwich, granted to Thomas Snowden on 31 January 1644. In Latin, with signature of Roger Gooche, Chamberlain. Seal attached.

Note

Hofmann and Freeman Accession.
 

Series 5. Charles II 1649-1685

Box 1, Folder 4

Charles II 1649-1664

Physical Description: 9 items

Scope and Content Note

Legal and financial documents, and one letter "taken from a wanderer and a counterfeit".

Note

Items include the signatures of: Isack Hunt, William Potter, Francis Sayer, John Sayer, Henry Sefton, T. Southampton, Lawrence Squibb, William Wardour, Peter Winter. Other persons mentioned in these documents include: Robert Ardon, Master Blythe, George Benyon, Humphrey Boughton, William Boughton, Charles Cotterell, Thomas Fantenberge, Robert Long, Roger Mingay, John Morris, John Parkinson, Thomas Player, William Tilghman, the Trustees sitting at Worcester House.
Box 1, Folder 35

Charles II 1657

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Indenture between William Wentworth, 2nd Earl of Strafford, and Lyonell Copley of Rotherham.

Note

Signed by H. Metcalfe, Humph. Bagaley, Tho. Blake and Strafford. For the loan of 4000 pounds.
From accession MS.2009.009, gift of Marvin Lessen.
Box 1, Folder 5

Charles II 1665-1673

Physical Description: 9 items

Scope and Content Note

Three bills and a note written by George Hill of Brasenose College, Oxford; various Exchequer records; and a contract in Latin and English.

Note

Items include the signatures of: William Ashburnham, W. Baker, Henry Gregory, George Hill, Mary Mildmay, Mary Staunton, W. Swallow. Other persons mentioned in these documents include: John Barton, Thomas Boylstone, Edward Burton, Mr Clayton, Robert Cory of Banbury, Martin Hill, Thomas Killigrew, Thomas Lane, John Morris, Charles Porter, Lawrence Squibb, Nicholas Warren, William Warren, Thomas Woolsey.
Box 1, Folder 6

Charles II 1674-1684

Physical Description: 8 items

Scope and Content Note

Various Exchequer records, an Exchange office account, a letter concerning the clergy of the Church of England in Ireland, and other receipts.

Note

Items include the signatures of: Richard Blackmore; John Caplin; Nicholas Caplin; John Ernle; [Arthur, Earl of] Essex; [Edward] Dering; George Downing; L. Hyde [Lawrence Hide]; Charles, Lord Lucas; George Waller. Other persons mentioned in these documents include: Robert Howard, John Moncke, Thomas Player, Jacques Smit, Richard Wynne.
Box 1, Folder 7

Charles II 1661-1684

Physical Description: 9 items

Scope and Content Note

Orders on the Exchequer, Exchequer receipts, and some copies of such documents.

Note

Myers Accession. Items include the signatures of: Charles Bertie, John Billingsley, Thomas Blagrave, Thomas, Lord Clifford, Thomas Coates, Richard Dormer, Thomas Dyos, William Hargrave, John Henderson, Samuell Herne, Robert Howard, Richard Kensey, Robert Long, Thomas, Lord Osborne, John Sayer, John Squibb. Other persons mentioned in these items include: Thomas Austin, John Portman, Humphrey Sickford, Lawrence Squibb, Godfrey Taylor, Thomas White.
Box 1, Folder 8

Quotations 1664

Physical Description: 6 items

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains small slips of paper bearing quotations in Latin, Greek and Hebrew. These quotations were written at Nördlingen in 1664.
Box 1, Folder 9

Exchequer Receipts 1661-1671

Physical Description: 4 items

Scope and Content Note

Exchequer receipts on parchment, in Latin, signed by Lawrence Squibb and George Downing.
Box 1, Folder 10

Verdicts 1669-1675

Physical Description: 11 items

Scope and Content Note

Records of juries and verdicts in East Ruston.

Note

Items include the signatures of: Robert Budd, Nathan[eal?] Clapton, Edward Cobbett, Richard Cooke, William Cooke, Robert Drake, John Durrell, Robert Gaze, Robert Middleton, Daniel Parson, Nicholas Playman, John Sharkle, William Turner, Robert Ward, John Wattson, Jeffery Wiseman.
Box 2, Folder 7

Indenture 12 October 1675

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Indenture concerning land in the Manor of Holdenby, Northamptonshire. Made between (1) Henry, Earl of Arlington, and (2) George Legg and James Bridgman of St Martins in the Fields in Middlesex. With signature and seal of Arlington.

Note

Other persons mentioned in this document include: William Godolphin; James, Earl of Northampton; Henrietta Maria, Queen, consort of Charles I, King of England, 1609-1669; John Arper, alias Harper; Peter Ball; Robert Long; Charles Harbord; John Wintour; Henry Wood.
Box 2, Folder 8

Indenture 10 November 1675

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Indenture between James Herbert (Second son of Phillip, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomerie) of Tythrop, Oxon, and Samuel Daniel, Yeoman, of Milton, Kent. Signed by Samuel Daniel, seal missing from seal tag.

Note

Myers Accession. Fine scrollwork at top of document, signed Edw. Berry. Other persons mentioned in this document include: John Borough.
Box 2, Folder 9

Copy of letter from Charles II 1677

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Transcription of letter from King Charles II to Henry Slingsby. On verso: "Copy Mr Maitland, Privy Seal." "The originals are lodged in Sir John Earnly's hands, left there by me on June 18 1677, Tho. Jenner."

Note

Myers Accession. Other persons mentioned in this document include: Thomas Strickland, Charles Maitland of Halton, John Ernle.
Box 2, Folder 10

Indenture 2 March 1682/3

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Indenture made between Ann, Countess Dowager of Bristol, and Andrew Card of Gray's Inn, Middlesex. Title from docketing: "The Lady Bristoll's Assignem't for secureing £1000 and Interest."

Note

Myers Accession. Fine scrollwork at top of document signed "Ri. Tonson." Signatures on verso include: Sunderland and George Coale.
 

Series 6. James II 1685-1688

Box 1, Folder 11

James II 1685-1687

Physical Description: 4 items

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains an inventory, a signed fragment, a letter (French), and a certification of non-attendance.

Note

Items include the signatures of: Thomas Davids Harcourt, Hugh Price, John Wisbury[?]. Other persons mentioned in these documents include: Sibillam Cockram, Johem Buckworth, William Kittridge, Aaron Philipp.
Box 1, Folder 12

Exchequer Receipt 1686

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Exchequer receipt signed by Robert Ryves.

Note

Myers Accession. Also mentioned in this document: Francis Villiers.
Box 4, Folder 3

Beversham Estate January 1689

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Dorothy Beversham's account of the personal estate of her deceased husband, Sir William Beversham. Dated 9th January 1689. Includes a memorandum, dated 18th January 1689, concerning the division and distribution of the estate betweeen Dorothy Beversham, Sir Robert Filmer (grandson of the author of Patriarcha), and Sir George Rivers.

Note

Signed by Dorothy Beversham, Robert Filmer, and George Rivers.
Gift of Kenneth Karmiole, 2003.
 

Series 7. William III and Mary II 1689-1694

Box 1, Folder 13

William and Mary 1690?

Physical Description: 19 pages tied at top

Scope and Content Note

Draft or copy of a bill in the House of Commons providing revenues for William and Mary.

Note

Other persons mentioned in this document include: Katherine, the Queen Dowager, Prince George, Princess Ann, Frederick, Duke of Schomberg.
Box 1, Folder 14

William III and Mary II 1690-1694

Physical Description: 7 items

Scope and Content Note

Exchequer orders and receipts, a letter from Mary Fitz James to her sister Katharine Bromfield, and other documents.

Note

Items include the signatures of: Robert Howard; Thomas Littleton; Francis, Viscount Newport; Edward Russell; Humphrey South. Other persons mentioned in these documents include: Charles Bertie, Edward Harley, James Inglish.
Box 1, Folder 15

Exchequer orders and receipts 1689-1694

Physical Description: 7 items

Note

Myers Accession. Items include the signatures of: Richard Dalton, Thomas Medhurst, James Grey, Godolphin, Richard Hampden, Stephen Fox, Thomas Pelham, Francis Villiers, William Smythe, John Lowther, Richard E. Ranelagh. Other persons mentioned in these documents include: George, Marquis of Halifax; Thomas Fox, Thomas Howard, Marguerite (or Margarett) Beraud.
 

Series 8. Willliam III 1695-1702

Box 1, Folder 16

Indenture 21 April 1695

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Indenture on vellum, made between Jacob Tonson (Bookseller) and William Hack, regarding a lease of land in Ashly. Signed by William Hack, with seal attached.

Note

Other persons mentioned in this document include: Stephen Hack, Robert Goter. Scrollwork at top signed "Wm Powle".
Box 1, Folder 17

William III 1696-1697

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

List of persons guilty of of high treason for counterfeiting money, dated 12 September 1696. Oath concerning payment made to Exchequer, dated 20th July 1697.

Note

Items include the signatures of: Roger Langley, T. Raillon, Tobias Stoile. Other persons mentioned in these documents include: Robert Howard.
Box 1, Folder 18

Exchequer receipts 1699-1700

Physical Description: 3 items

Note

Myers Accession. Items include the signatures of: Richard Cotton, Edward Gibbon, Katherine Russell. Other persons mentioned in these documents include: Francis Godolphin, Thomas Howard, John Paige, Richard Earl of Ranelagh.
 

Series 9. Anne 1702-1714

Box 1, Folder 19

Exchequer receipt 1709

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

Item includes the signatures of William Ireland and John, Lord De la Warr.
Box 1, Folder 20

Exchequer documents 1702-1706

Physical Description: 4 items

Scope and Content Note

Orders on the Exchequer and Exchequer receipts dated 1702-1706.

Note

Myers Accession. Items include the signatures of: Thomas Jermyn; William King; Stephen Fox; Paul Collins; Henry Grey, Marquess of Kent. Other persons mentioned in these documents include: Francis Robartes, Thomas Madocks, Sarah Sedgwick.
Box 1, Folder 21

Exchequer documents 1707-1710

Physical Description: 10 items

Scope and Content Note

Orders on the Exchequer and Exchequer receipts dated 170-1710.

Note

Myers Accession. Items include the signatures of: Juliana, Countess of Burlington; William, Lord Cowper; William Legge, Baron Dartmouth; Lord Fermanagh; Henry Furnese; John Monckton, Viscount Gallway; Sidney Godolphin; Edmond King; John Mead; John, Duke of Newcastle; Isaac Fernandes Nunes. Other persons mentioned in these documents include: James Brydges, Margaret Gardiner, Charles, Lord Halifax.
Box 1, Folder 22

Exchequer documents 1711-1714

Physical Description: 8 items

Scope and Content Note

Orders on the Exchequer and Exchequer receipts, dated 1711-1714.

Note

Myers Accession. Items include the signatures of: Clement Cotrell, Essex Finch, Lord Fitzharding, Richard Gray, Charles, Lord Halifax, John Howe, William Hudson, Russell Robartes.
 

Series 10. George I 1714-1727

Box 1, Folder 23

George I 1716-1717

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Exchequer receipt and a redemption from the Company of Long Bow String Makers.

Note

Items include the signatures of: George Byng, Thomas Corbett, Duncan Dee. Other persons mentioned in these documents include: Thomas Kirk, William Lewin (Lord Mayor of London, 1717), Richard Onslow.
Box 1, Folder 24

Exchequer documents 1716-1718

Physical Description: 7 items

Scope and Content Note

Exchequer orders, receipts, and debenture.

Note

Myers Accession. Items include the signatures of: Whitlock Bulstrode, Charles Caesar, Francis Godolphin, George, Lord Halifax, William Ireland, William Lowndes, [Thomas] Onslow, Robert Walpole. Other persons mentioned in these documents include: Richard Hampden, Thomas Micklethwaite, William Thomas, John, Lord De la Warr.
Box 1, Folder 25

Exchequer documents 1721-1727

Physical Description: 7 items

Scope and Content Note

Orders on the Exchequer and Exchequer Receipts, dated 1721-1727. Includes the signatures of several Tellers of the Exchequer.

Note

Myers Accession. These items include the signatures of: George Byng, Richard Cary, Spenser Compton, William Cowper, Lord Halifax, Charles Hatton, Richard Onslow, Henry Portman, William Poulett, Stanhope.
 

Series 11. George II 1727-1760

Box 1, Folder 26

Copy of a bill 1741

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Copy of a bill. Original probably dates from the sixteenth century. Notes on the verso of the copy refer to Anthony Browne, first Viscount Montagu (1528-1592).
Box 1, Folder 27

Exchequer documents 1728-1754

Physical Description: 13 items

Scope and Content Note

Orders on the Exchequer and Exchequer receipts, dated 1728-1754.

Note

Myers Accession. Includes the signatures of: George Cockburn; Matthew Collet; Thomas Crowe; J. Finch; William Finch; George, Lord Halifax; George, Earl of Macclesfield; Thomas, Lord Onslow; Henry Pelham; John Plumptre; Poulett; S. Poyntz; Daniel Preveran; Charles, Earl of Selkirk; John Shepherd; Horatio Walpole; R. White.
 

Series 12. Undated and Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 28

Undated items

Physical Description: 12 items

Scope and Content Note

Undated documents, notes and fragments. Documents are written in English and Latin.

Note

Persons mentioned in these documents include: Richard Byrd, Rev. A. Hildesham, Roger Mingay, Susan Mingay, and Major Moore.
Box 1, Folder 29

Undated Exchequer documents

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Note

Orders on the Exchequer and Exchequer receipts, undated.

Note

Myers Accession. Includes the signatures of: William Finch, Robert Walpole. Other persons mentioned in these documents include: Brook Bridges, Clement Newsham
Box 1, Folder 30

Signed Exchequer receipts and fragments

Physical Description: 21 items

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains a collection of signed Exchequer receipts and fragments of receipts. Several items include signatures of various Lords Commissioners of the Treasury and officers of the Exchequer.

Note

Signatures include: Richard Arundell; George Campbell; J. Finch; Henry Fox; Charles, Lord Halifax; Robert Howard; Robert Long [signed as Hob. Long]; George Lyttleton; Charles Sackville, Earl of Middlesex; Richard Middleton; William, Duke of Montrose; Earl of Oxford [Robert Harley]; Henry Pelham; John Plumptre; John Poulett; Edward Russell; Thomas Sadler; Nicholas Spaldon; Lawrence Squibb; Wallinger. Other persons mentioned in these items include: Benjamin Giles; George Parker, Lord Macclesfield.
Box 1, Folder 31

Exchequer signatures 1668-1769

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Five fragments of signed documents pasted onto thick paper, dated 1668-1769. Signatures belong to various officers of the Exchequer. 1) Signed by Theodore Janssen. 2) George Baillie, Charles Turner, Henry Pelham (Lords Commissioners of the Treasury). 3) Anglesey, Robert Long (signed as Hob. Long). 4) Henry Fox, Richard Arundell, George Lyttleton (Lords Commissioners of the Treasury). 5) Argyll.

Note

Other persons mentioned in these fragments include: Mr [Lawrence] Squibb, Edward Barkwell.
Box 1, Folder 32

Undated fragment

Physical Description: 1 item, [8] pages

Scope and Content Note

Fragment of a document containing orders and advice on doing battle.
Box 1, Folder 33

Documents related to the Earls of Eglinton

Scope and Content Note

An order to pay and a signed autograph letter pasted onto a folded leaf of paper. Notes in a nineteenth-century hand provide biographical information about the Eglinton lineage. The Earldom of Eglinton is part of the Scottish Peerage. The Earl of Eglinton is also the chief of Clan Montgomerie. The documents in this folder pertain to Alexander, 10th Earl of Eglinton and Archibald, 11th Earl of Eglinton. In the letter, Archibald seeks support for his candidacy for the Scottish Representative Peerage.

Note

Myers Accession. Other persons mentioned in this item include: Lord Henley; Frances, wife of Alexander; Hugh, 12th Earl of Eglinton, and his wife Elanoria.
Box 1, Folder 34

Copies of documents related to Lille.

Physical Description: 5 items

Scope and Content Note

Copied extracts from letters and privileges related to the government of the city of Lille. Original documents are dated 1354-1522. Documents are written and annotated in French and Latin.