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Henry Ferne, Receiver General, and Cashier of His Majesty's Customs [ Richard Porter; English secret service; Stuart spying; espionage ]

[ Henry Ferne, Receiver General; Secret Service ] Autograph Signature ('Hen: Ferne') on manuscript receipt of payment from fund 'for Secrett Service'.

1p., on 24 x 16cm. piece of paper. The first part of the document reads: 'Recorded 24 Decembr 1701 | Received of the Lord ffitcharding three hundred pounds part of an Order of ten thousand two hundred pounds out of the 4½ P Cents for Secrett Service'. Below this, in the right-hand margin, Ferne...

£220.00
Henry Clinton, 7th Earl of Lincoln (1684-1728), Paymaster of the Forces, 1715-1720 [ Alexander Strahan; British Army ]

[ Henry Clinton, 7th Earl of Lincoln, as Paymaster of the Forces; ] Autograph Signature ('Lincoln') to manuscript Exchequer receipt of £25,412 5s 6d for 'his [Maj]ties. Guards, Garrisons & Land Forces' in the aftermath of the 1715 Jacobite Rebellion.

1p., on 20 x 19.5 cm. piece of paper. On aged paper with wear to extremities and hole in paper affecting one word of text. Lincoln's signature has a closed tear through it. An interesting military document, financing the British Army in the aftermath of the 1715 Jacobite Rebellion. Reads: '...

£350.00
Heneage Finch, 5th Earl of Winchilsea (1657-1726), Ambassador to the Porte and Member of Parliament, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries

[ Heneage Finch, 5th Earl of Winchilsea. ] Autograph Signature ('Winchilsea') to Exchequer receipt, as 'Executor of the Lady Coventry Assignee Sr Cha Dutton'.

1p., 8vo. . Aged and worn, with some contemporary repair (from another Exchequer leaf), with the last letter of Winchilsea's signature cropped. Laid out in the usual way, with printed text completed in manuscript. Records the receipt of £18 from an annuity by 'Heneage Earle of Winchilsea (...

£150.00
George, Viscount Torrington [ George Byng, 1st Viscount Torrington ] (1663-1733), Admiral of the Fleet [ Royal Navy ]

[ George Byng, 1st Viscount Torrington, Admiral of the Fleet. ] Autograph Signature ('Torrington.') on Exchequer receipt.

On 15 x 17 cm. piece of paper. In good condition, on lightly aged paper. On the otherwise-blank reverse is the following in manuscript, with Torrington's signature: '3d March 1724 | Recd. ye full Consols | Torrington.' The other side of the paper carries the usual printed text, regarding a...

£150.00
George, Lord Carpenter [ Lieutenant-General George Carpenter, 1st Baron Carpenter ] (1657-1731), Governor of Minorca and Commander-in-chief of Army in Scotland who took surrender of 1715 Jacobites

[ George, Lord Carpenter. ] Autograph Signature ('Carpenter.') to an Exchequer receipt, witnessed by 'J Boucher'.

1p., 8vo. On brittle, aged paper, with chipping to edges and loss to one corner and closed tear (not affecting signature. The usual printed text, with manuscript additions. Begins (with manuscript text in square brackets): '[11th] Day of [Aprill] 175[2] | Received by me [George Lord Carpenter...

£150.00
Francis Wollaston (1694-1774), scientist and Fellow of the Royal Society, father of the author and astronomer Francis Wollaston (1731-1815)

[ Francis Wollaston, scientist and Fellow of the Royal Society. ] Autograph Signature ('Francis Wollaston') to Exchequer receipt, with reference to his children 'Mary, Francis & George Wollaston'.

1p., 8vo. On aged paper, with particular wear to one edge. Laid out in the usual way, with printed text completed in manuscript. Good firm signature. Recording a payment of £150, on an annuity of £300 per annum, 'during the Life of [Mary, Francis & George Wollaston]' (his three surviving...

£150.00
Francis Godolphin, 2nd Earl of Godolphin [ Viscount Rialton between 1706 and 1712 ] (1678-1766), nobleman and politician

[ Francis Godolphin, 2nd Earl of Godolphin. ] Autograph Signature ('Godolphin') on Exchequer receipt, as assignee of Hugh Chudleigh.

On a 21 x 19 cm. piece of paper. On aged and worn paper, with wear along one edge (not affecting signature). Laid out in the usual way, with printed text completed in manuscript. Records the receipt by 'ffra. Earl of Godolphin Ass Hugh Chudleigh' of £125 from an annuity. The customary...

£80.00
Edward Garth-Turnour, 1st Earl Winterton (1734-1788), Fellow of the Royal Society, Irish peer and parliamentarian

[ Edward Garth-Turnour, 1st Earl Winterton. ] Autograph Signature ('Winterton') to an Exchequer receipt.

1p., 8vo. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. Laid out in the usual fashion, with printed text completed in manuscript. Recording a payment of £60, on an annuity of £120, to 'Edwd Earl Winterton Assignee'. Signed at the foot, beside the signature of the witness '<?> Noble'.

£200.00
Edmund Britiffe (c.1700-1770), Edmund Anguish (1702-1758), and George Grimston, Paymasters of Exchequer-Bills

[ Edmund Britiffe, Edmund Anguish, and George Grimston, Paymasters of Exchequer-Bills. ] Autograph Signatures ('E Britiffe | Edm: Anguish | Geo. Grimston') on part of an Exchequer receipt for £3500'.

On one side of an 18 x 17 cm. piece of paper. Laid out in the usual fashion, with printed text completed in manuscript. Begins (with manuscript text in square brackets): '[20th.] Day of [Dr.] 17[54.] | Received by us Edmund Britiffe, Edmund Anguish, and George Grimston, Paymasters of Exchequer-...

£145.00
Daniel Finch (1689-1769), 8th Earl of Winchilsea and 3rd Earl of Nottingham [ Lord Finch until 1730 ], British parliamentarian; John Shepherd, Deputy-Messenger to the Treasury

[ Daniel Finch, 8th Earl of Winchelsea and 3rd Earl of Nottingham. ] Autograph Signature ('Winchelsea & Nottingham') to manuscript Treasury receipt, made out in the hand of the witness John Shepherd.

1p., 8vo. In fair condition, on aged paper. The body of the letter, made out by the witness, reads: 'Received this 9th: day of Augt. 1732 of The Right Honble: Lord Onslow the Sum of Five hundred and fifty five pounds being in full of the annex'd order I say Recd: by me', with reiteration in the...

£80.00
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