Manuscript 'Registration Cash Book' containing 'Cash Receipts for Fees for Registration' [by the Parish Clerk of All Saints Church, Brompton?]; with section of 'Godolphin School Collection Commencing Xmas 1856'

[All Saints Church, Brompton; Godolphin School, Hammersmith; Samuel Cornell, Superintendent Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, Parishes of Kensington, Fulham, Hammersmith, and Paddington]
All Saints Church, Brompton
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Receipts for fees from 3 February 1847 to September 1863. Godolphin School Collection, Midsummer 1856 to Christmas 1860
SKU: 9450

12mo, 31 pp. Ruled cashbook. Bound in vellum, marbled edges and endpapers, remains of clasps. Text clear and complete, internally sound and tight, on lightly-aged paper. In Stained vellum binding. 'Registration Cash Book' in large manuscript on front cover, and 'Godolphin School Collection | Commencing Xmas 1856.' on back. The first twenty-eight pages of the volume are headed 'Cash Receipts for Fees for Registration'. These include receipts for conveying certified quarterly copies to Samuel Cornell, Superintendent Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages for the Parishes of Kensington, Fulham, Hammersmith, and Paddington. The identity of the compiler's parish is not stated, but in the entry for the quarter ending 30 September 1847, he receives an extra shilling for also conveying 'the Duplicate Book of Marriages Solemnized at All Saints'. The shilling is repaid on 24 February 1848, as 'not being allowed for the conveyance of the Marriage Book'. The compiler also receives money from 'The Board of Guardians'. A reference to 'Mr Radermacher' - William Radermacher of Brompton - confirms the identity of the church. There is also an entry on the birth in 1849 of the cricket umpire William Stewart Lindsay (who from other sources was born in Kensington). Also two entries on 'Count Demetrius de Wuits'. Includes receipts for issuing birth, death and vaccinations certificates, adding christian names, obtaining a coroner's signatures and journeys to Southwark, Battersea, and five shillings on 26 October 1851 for 'Journey to King Henry at Lambeth to Surrey Coroner 5 M[ile]s.' Entry ('Mem') in October 1854 reads 'Cholera prevalent during Augt. & Sepr.' Three pages towards the rear are headed 'Godolphin School' and contain receipts 'For Collecting Head Money' (the nature of which is unclear). It would appear that there was a Godolphin School in Hammersmith at the time, but its relation to the present Godolphin & Latimer, if any, is unclear.