Manuscript account book of the estates of Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson of Charlton House, titled 'Account of Payments Allowances and Expenditures for the Charlton Woolwich and Leicester Estates | From Christmas 1797'.

[Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson (1774-1821), 7th Baronet, of Charlton House; Woolwich and Charlton in Kent; Leicestershire]
Publication details: 
[Woolwich and Charlton.] Covering the period between 1797 and 1804.
SKU: 18972

36pp., 12mo. In worn calf-bound account book. In good internal condition, on aged paper; detached from the worn leather binding, and with the front free endpaper (bearing the title) loose. Label pasted to front cover reads: 'Accounts | G. B. R. | Charlton | Woolwich | Leicestershire | 1797 to 1804'. The volume is the work of Wilson (who acquired the estates in 1798 on the death of his father) or of his land agent. Paginated by the writer to 64, and with the accounts for 'Land Tax paid and allowed' on pp.1-7, for 'Cash paid & allowed for' on pp.11-23, and 'Cash paid & allowed for. | Sundries' on pp.25-40. The first section gives the sums allowed each term, with the names of four tenants: Jarvaise Cragg; Thomas Hawkes; Richard Gaston; Robert Baines). The second section gives sums and dates relating to repairs by named carpenter, plumbers, bricklayers and glaziers. For example, on 10 Janary 1799: 'Paid Mr. Richard Martyn the Ball[anc]e. due to him on his Bills for rebuilding the East side of the Wharf and repairing Colo. Congreve's House at Charlton 177. 3. 9 [i.e. £177 3s 9d]'. The last section includes entries for coach and chaise hire, postage. On 18 October 1798 the author claims ten guineas for 'My time and trouble going to Burton to see the Estates and making inquiries and observat[ion]s. attending and consulting several people at Leicester Loughbro [i.e. Loughborough] and other places and in part[icu]lar Mr. T. of Leicester as to the Value and the means of improving the Estates &c'. On 26 January 1799 he purchases for £1 9s 0d 'a Wainscot Chest for Deeds and Papers of the Estate'. On 32 October 1800 he records £2 13s 11d 'By Cash rec[eive]d. from the Assurance Company, being a return of premium and duty upon Insurance of Houses in Warner Lane - Woolwich which were sold to the Board of Ordnance & at 1795'.?>