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Royal warrants to the Privy Seal for payments

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 879
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Royal warrants to the Privy Seal for payments
Date(s): 1758-1761
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 20 items
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The principal royal seal is the great seal, introduced in the 11th century, and used to authenticate official documents. The amount and nature of the business passing through the royal chancery made it increasingly impractical for the writing office to continue within the king's household and the Chancellor, rather than the king himself, held the great seal in his care. The privy seal, taking over as the king's own personal or private seal, evolved within the King's household and eventually this office also moved out with the king's immediate control (to that of the Lord Privy Seal), changing from a mark of personal authentication to an official seal used in minor official matters.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Collection of royal warrants directed to Richard Temple (afterwards Grenville-Temple), Earl Temple, as Lord Privy Seal, directing him to issue letters to the Commissioners of the Treasury under the Privy Seal for the payment of monies to the following persons. The warrants all have duty stamps and an impression of the Signet seals of George II and George III under paper. Some of the warrants have dockets signed by three Commissioners of the Treasury.
1. 1758, 25 Feb. To William Davis, for salaries of former servants of Princess Louisa and Princess Mary of Hesse (names given), 500.
2. 1758, 25 Feb. To Richard [Edgcumbe, 2nd Baron] Edgcumbe, an annuity of 1200.
3. 1758, 22 Mar. To George Augustus Selwyn, as Paymaster of the Works, 40,000. With docket.
4. 1758, 22 Mar. To George Grenville, as Treasurer of the Navy, 1,000,000.
5. 1758, 20 Apr. To William Hall, Viscount Gage, as Paymaster of Pensions, 50,000.
6. 1759, 21 Feb. To John [Hobart, 2nd] Earl of Buckinghamshire, as Comptroller of the Household, a gift of 1,000 ounces of 'white plate' worth 333/6/8.
7. 1759, 12 May. To Francis Gashry, as Treasurer and Paymaster of the Office of Ordnance, 300,000. With docket.
8. 1759, 15 May. To George Grenville, as Treasurer of the Navy, 1,000,000.
9. 1759, 25 May. To William Hall, Viscount Gage, as Paymaster of Pensions, 50,000.
10. 1760, 30 Apr. To George Grenville, as Treasurer of the Navy, 1,000,000.
11. 1760, 13 Dec. To William Hall, Viscount Gage, as paymaster of Pensions, 50,000. With docket.
12. 1761, 15 Jan. Docket of a Privy Seal warrant for the payment to George Grenville, as Treasurer of the Navy of 1,000,000.
13. 1761, 20 Jan. To Henry [Fiennes Clinton, 9th] Earl Lincoln [later 2nd Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne], as Gentleman of the Bedchamber, a pension of 1,000 p.a.
14. 1761, 22 Jan. To George Augustus Selwyn, as Paymaster of the Works, 40,000.
15. 1761, 28 Feb. To John Shelley, as Keeper of the Records in the Tower of London, salary of 500 p.a. With docket.
16. 1761, 7 Mar. To Henry [Herbert, 10th] Earl of Pembroke, as Gentleman of the Bedchamber, a pension of 1,000 p.a. With docket.
17. 1761, 13 Mar. To Thomas [Osborne, 4th] Duke of Leeds, as Cofferer of the Household, 100,000.
18. 1761, 28 Apr. To William Davis, for salaries of former servants of Princess Louisa and Princess Mary of Hesse (names given), 415 p.a. With docket.
19. 1761, 30 Jun. To 'The Justices of Wales' (not named), salary for each of 400 p.a. With docket.
20. 1761, 30 Jun. To Edward Cornwallis, Groom of the Bedchamber, pension of 500 p.a. With docket.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Chronological.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Collection level description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited by Wedlake Bell, through the British Records Association, in 1973.

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2002

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