Long Acre Ward Lecturers Book 1730

Joseph Trapp
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SKU: 1240

Manuscript, 32pp., folio, vellum covers detached, poor condition but complete. Front endpaper is inscribed "Jos Trapp" perhaps indicating that it was held by Trapp, one of the lecturer/beneficiaries of donations. [Joseph Trapp, 1679-1747, poet and pamphleteer - see substantial article in DNB which reveals Jonathan Swift's role in his life]. Titlepage: A Book of all ye names of the Severall Inhabitants & others residing in Long Acre Ward in the parish of St Martin in the Fields in the County of Middx for one ["two" inserted] year free Collection from Christmas 1729 by Quarterly payments or otherwise for the gratifying and paying the Reverend Dr. George Hudson and the Reverend Doctor Joseph Trapp [added: "and Michael Jerrabes[?]] Lecturers of the said Parish for preaching the Lectures every Sunday in the afternoon and Hollydays in [?] Morning throughout ye Year in ye Parish Church of the said Parish from Christmas 1729 to Christmas 1730. The streets (with inhabitants' names and payments, usually sixpence) are listed in the following order: Drury Lane, Cradle Alley, Drury Lane, Long Acre, Red Lyon Court, Long Acre, Black Boy Court, Long Acre, Phenix Alley, St Johns Court, Carpenter Alley, Long Acre, Over the Way, Long Acre, Legg Alley, Over the Way, Cross Long Acre, Wood Yard, Long Acre, Middx Court, Cross the Way, Drury Lane, Alley, Street, Turn the Alley, Dirty Lane, Over the Way, Castle Street, Hanover Street, Over the Way, Castle Street, Cross Lane, Over the Way, Castle Street, Langley Street. The final two pages comprise acknowledgemnts of the receipt of certain sums at intervals, written, signed and dated by George Hudson and Joseph Trapp (5 times), reflecting the period June 1730-March 1732. (Enclosed (Sir Edmundbury Godfrey): Receipt and statement of "Work Done for the Vestry of St. Martin's/ By the Orders Mr Howse the Churchwarden/ 1726/ Aug 19th Soll. Gold Frame for Sr Edmundbury Godfrey's picture wth a car[ved] top with a Coat of Arms in [?] and a Bottom Car[ved] with whrighting[sic] in it/ £-d/ 3-15// Recd March the 31 1729/ of Mr. House the sume of three pounds fiveteen shillings in full of this Bill and all Demands./ Will. King." [See DNB: This picture is hanging in the vestry-room of the parish of St Martin-in-the Fields where Godfrey is buried.