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EDMOND PRIDEAUX

CASH BOOK 1725-1745

 

 

BANK RELATED ENTRIES

 

 

Feb 19 1726   Rec'd in London of Sir R Hopkins & Folkes              £61 18s 6d

 

Apr 23 1729   Pd Alderman Vere for a bill on Peter                              £150 

                        Gaussern St.Helens Church yard payable 7 May

Paid him for a bill as follows  Amsterdam 15 Feb 1729 £150 At three

Usance pay this our second per Exchange (our first not paid) at ye

bank to Mess Jaques Maillard & fitz or order one hundred & fifty

pounds Sterling value of 150 £ ye same as per advice from George

Clifford & Sons & Jo: Archer  To the Honourable Sir John Eyles

Bartt: & Sir Joseph Eyles London Cmo. is accepted in hands of

Mr.Pec:Gnaffin London. Indorsed For us pay to Mr Tho Vere or order

Amsterdam 26 Ap: 1729. Jaquis Maillers & Soon. Pay the Contents to

Mr.Edmd Prideaux or order for me. Tho.Vere

 

Aug 7 1729     Bill on Child ...........................                                      £ 80

May 6 1730   To Mr Gibson & Company at 3 per A: ......                £3000

May 6 1730   To My Lord Herbert for bill on Wood .....                  £2600

Nov 9 1730     of Mr: Thomas Sr: Wm: Morices Steward for bills formerly

                        given my Lord Herbert on Sr:Wms:Acct: ...               £1500 

Sep 25 1731    of Mr Gibson part of Interest

                        for wch I gave a bill to R Allen ........                            £21

 

Oct 12 1734    Then Delivered to Cous : Hugh Gregor nine Bank bill

of Exchange of 500 £ each bearing date July 9th 1734 payable to myself

or order signed Joseph Collier Enterd John Waite Numbers 4610, 4611,

4612, 4613, 4614. 4615, 4616, 4617, 4618, and one of 200, Number 4619.

Signed enter'd and payable as before all wch I then Indorsed payable to

the Honble: John Hedges Esq : Treasurer to his Royal Higness the

prince of Wales only.                            4700 £.

 

Jun 14 1735    of Mr:Ralph Allen for a bill on Sr:

                        Fran: Child It Comp .......................                              £30

                        more Recd: of Sr:Fran Child in London ....                  £53

FebApr 1736   taken in Cash of Sr:Fran:Child ...........                         £79 10s

May 8 1736    Sr:Fran:Child ............................                                    £20

May 14 1736 more of him ..............................                                     £24

                        NB this was to make up ye sum of 

                        1000 £ lent to Cous:Moyle on Rolls morgage

May 15 1736 More of Sr:Fr:Child to Wriqht ............                         £16 16s

Jun 5 1736      of Sr:Fr:Child ...........................                                     £54  4s

Jan 24 1737    by bill to Mr:Blagdon on Sr.Fr:Child .....                      £43 12s  9d

Feb 1 1737      by bills on Sr:Fr:Child ..................                                 £16  0s  2d

Feb 3 1737      of him [Dr.Turner] for a bill on Sr:Fr:Child                  £8

Mar 16 1737   in Sr:Fran:Childs hands as above ........                        £810

Dec 14 1737   of Sr:Fran Child by bill to n Twining [tea]                    £4 10s   6d

Jan 7 1738      by bill upon Sr:Fran:Child to King .......                        £12   3s

Jan 7 1738      to King of Brumpton for wine .............                          £12   3s

Jan 11 1738    by bill on Ditto to S.Cranmer ............                           £6   1s

Jan 11 1738    To Mr:Sam:Cranmer by bill on Sr:

                        Fr:Child for 6 Rings mour: for my Son Edmnd            £6   1s 

Jan 14 1738    by bill on Sr:F:Child to Mr.Goddard ......                        £46

Jan 27 1738    of Sr:Fran:Child by bill to Blagdon ......                          £20 2s

Jan 28 1738    of Mr Score by bill on Sr:Fr:Child .......                          £10 10s

Mar 11 1738   of Sr:Fr:Child by bill to Mr Arundell ....                         £11 12s

Apr 15 1738    by bill on Sr:Fr:Child to Mr:Goddard .....                       £61 6s 11d

May 13 1738 of Sr:Fr:Child by bill to Allen ..........                               £31 10s

May 29 1738 of him by bill to Mr:James Leah ..........                          £10

Jun 11 1738    of him by bill to Mr:Thursby Robinson ....                     £42

Jul 17 1738     of Sr:Fran:Child as by bill to Mr.Goddard                     £35

Jul 17 1738     To Mr:Goddard by bill on Sr:Fran:Child ...                    £35

Aug 12 1738   of Sr:Fran:Child by bill to Score ........                            £30 9s

Sep 30 1738    of Sr:Fran:Child by bill to Twyning ......                          £4 1s 6d

Oct 14 1738    of Sr:Fran:Child by bill to Mr.Goddard ...                      £25 3s 8d

Oct 28 1738    by bill on Sr:Fran:Child to Mitchell .....                          £4 10s

Nov 20 1738   of Sr:Fran:Child by bill to H:Harbord ....                        £25

Nov 20 1738   ......also at the same time a bill on Sr:Fran:Child

                        for 25 £ on her [ daughter Beccy ] account

Dec 3 1738     another from him [Dr.Turner] sent S:F:Child                £50

Dec 14 1738   of Sr:Fr:Child by bill to Knapton .........                           £5 14s

Dec 14 1738   To John Knapton bookseller ...............                           £5 14s

Jan 1 1739      of Sr: Fran: Child by bill to Allen .......                            £15 17s

Jan 1 1739      to Allen for Stone as by bill .............                               £15 17s

Jan 15 1739   of Sr:Fran:Child by bill to Mr.Goddard ....                     £35 3s

Jan 17 1739   To Mr: Richard Broad Free Stone

                        Mason for work done in my Garden    &c

                        Working & Setting ye Temple Obelisk  Stone Seats .. £25 

Jan 24 1739   of Sr: Francis Child by bill to Broad .....                         £17

Jan 24 1739   of Sr:Fran:Child by bill to Leon Blagdon ..                     £30 18s 6d

Mar 3 1739     I left my own house at Padstow March 3rd: 1738/9 and

                        went out of England May 21st : I expended during that time In

                        Travelling Expenses, expenses of my two Sons and daughter besides ye

                        repairs of my house servts:wages &c about                  £1715 15s 6d

Oct 30 1740   October 30th : 1740 got home after an absence of more

                        than a year and a halfe, Deo Gratia, in good health

                        Money recd: In London as by Mr:Childs account & what

                        I Carried with me ..........................                                  £398 14s 4d

Jan 4 1741      of *Mr.Child by bill to bro: Peck .........                          £20

                        [ *"Sr:Fr" has been altered to "Mr." ]

Jan 4 1741      Cash in Mr.Childs hands as by bill fro:

                        Lemon to Whitchurch & Newland ............                      £200

Jan 15 1741   Cash to Lemon for a bill .................                                £200

Jan 24 1741   of Child by bill to Mr:Goddard ...........                            £40

Apr 29 1741   of Mr:Child by bill to Graham ............                            £7 10s

Apr 29 1741    bill to Mr.Graham   Watch to Ben: [son] ...                    £7 10s 

May 1 1741    ...in *Mr:Child's hands .....................                              £237 16s 6d

                        [ *"Sr:Fr" has been altered to "Mr." ]

May 4 1741   recd of Mr:Child by bill to Goddard ......                        £41 1s

May 4 1741   bill to Mr:Goddard on Mr Child ...........                         £41 1s

                        of wch: 21£:1s: ballances of his acct:

                        and 20£ for Ch: and Bens: [sons] plsent:Supply.

Jun 13 1741   of S:Child Esqr: by bill to Hewer ........                           £59 15s

Jun 30 1741   more recd:of Mr:Child by bill to M:Jo:Hewer               £10 

Jul 22 1741     of Mr:Child by bills on him [Mr.Pyper] ..                        £60 

Sep 14 1741   of Mr:Child by bill to Score .............                               £18

Nov 4 1741     of Mr:Child bill to Wallis ...............                                 £13 10s

Nov 19 1741   of Mr:Child bill to Shearer ..............                               £21

Dec 9 1741     Sent to *Mr:Child & Compy 2 bills for

                        wch:I : gave money to Mr Lemon ...........                       £250

                        [ *"Sr:Fr" has been altered to "Mr." ]

Dec 23 1741   of Mr:Child by Bill to H Harbord Esqr ....                      £26

Feb 10 1742   of Mr:Child & Compy by bill to Goddard ...                   £80 

Feb 12 1742   of Mr:Child by bill to Buscomb ...........                           £10

Feb 13 1742   of Mr Gurney in 2 bills on Child .........                           £50

Feb 22 1742   of Mr:Child by bill to my daughter .......                         £20

Feb 22 1742   to my daughter by bill on Child ..........                            £20

Mar 8 1742     taken with me to London ..................                              £31 5s 6d

                        money recd: in London as by Mr Childs account &

                        what I carried with me ........................                            £398 14s 4d

Jul  8 1742      of Mr:Gurney for wch:I gave a bill on Child                  £12

Jul 20 1742     of Child by bill to Mrs:Harbord ..........                          £9 3s 4d

Auq 11 1742   of Mr Gurney for wch: I gave a bill to Child                  £8 

Sep 30 1742   lent to Mr:Rudd by bill to Child .........                            £10

Oct 9 1742      of Mr:Child by Goddard ...................                              £80

Oct 9 1742      to Ben:& Ch: [ sons ] by bill to Goddard on Child         £80 

Oct 20 1742   of Mr:Child by Tippet ....................                                 £641

Oct 20 1742   of Child by bill To Osborn 10 days date ..                      £4 10s 

Nov 8 1742     of Child by bill to Dr:Peck ..............                                £33 8s 6d

Dec 13 1742   of Child by bill to Cabot ................                                  £16 12s

Jan 3 1743      of Child by bi11 to Goddard ..............                             £70

Jan 3 1743      to Goddard by bill on Child ..............                               £70

Jan 19 1743    of Child by bill to Jos:Moyle Esqr .......                          £3 3s

Jan 31 1743    of Mr:Rudd for a bill on Child ...........                             £4 4s

Feb 7 1743      of Child by bill to Edwd: Score ..........                             £6 12s

Feb 5 1743      lent Dr:Lawrence on bond .................                             £150

Feb 19 1743    To Dr:Lawrence by bill to Child ..........                           £150

Mar 4 1743     of Mr:Hooper by bill on Child ............                            £100

Mar 4 1743     to Hooper by bill on child ...............                                 £100

Mar 12 1743   Cash by bill on Child to Wm:Guy 20 d d ...                     £145

Mar 26 1743   to Guy bill on Child .....................                                    £145

Mar 26 1743   of Child & Compy: by bill to Pyper .......                         £60

Mar 26 1743   to Pyper by bill on Child ................                                 £100

Apr 7 1743      of Mr:Child by bill to Dr:Peck ...........                            £20

Apr 7 1743      to my daughter by bill to Dr:Peck ........                          £20

Apr 11 1743    by bill to Rudd on Child .................                                 £9 8

Apr 11 1743    to Rudd by bill on Child .................                                 £9 8

Apr 16 1743    of Mr Avery for a bill on Child ..........                             £50 

Apr 16 1743    by bill to Avery on child ................                                  £50

May 24 1743 of Twyning by bill on Child ..............                               £20

                        at the South Sea house ...................                                £20

May 27 1743 my selfe of Child ........................                                     £20

Jun 23 1743    of Robinson by bill on Child .............                              £20

Jun 23 1743    of Child by bills to Marshall ............                               £74 4s

Jun 23 1743    to Marshall in Cash & bills on Child .....                        £74 4s 0d

                        in full of the purchase money of his estate.

Jul  6 1743      of Child by bill to Moody ................                                £15 7s

Aug 15 1743   of Dr Turner for bill on Child ...........                              £20

Aug 16 1743   of Mr:Rudd for a bill on Child ...........                             £8

Sep(10)1743   of Child by bill to my son H.. ...........                               £10 10s

Sep 28 1743    of Child in 3 bills to Mrs:Carthew .......                           £75

Oct 4 1743      Paid Mrs:Carthew in Cash for two bills she returned me

                        on Mr Child for 25 £ each ................                              £50

Oct 8 1743      of Richard Avery by bill on Child ........                           £50

Oct 12 1743    Reed: of Child by bill to Goddard ........                          £94

Oct 12 1743    to Goddard by bill on Child for Ch: & B: .                      £94

Oct 12 1743    by bill on Child to Peck .................                                  £41

Oct 12 1743    to my daughter by bill on Child 20 d .....                         £41

Oct 18 1743    of Mr Child by bill to Quame  .........                               £10 10s

Nov 21 1743   pd: Mr:Cabot of Southampton for

                        a hhead of Port wine by bill to Child ....                          £19 17s

Nov 30 1743   reed: of Child by bill to Cabott .........                              £19 17s

Jan 23 1744    of Mr:Macormach for bill on Chyld ........                       £32 16s 6d

Jan 30 1744    of Mr:Gurney for a bill on Child .........                           £14

Feb 8 1744      of Mrs: Williams for a bill on Child .....                          £50

Mar 3 1744     of Mr Gurney for a bill on Child .........                           £10

Mar 7 1744     of F Arundell for a bill on Child ........                              £18

Apr 16 1744    by bill on Child to Sisr:Harb for my daugh                     £40

Apr 20 1744    of Child by bill to Mrs:Bishop ...........                             £12

Apr 26 1744    reed of Child by bills to Pyper ..........                              £300

May 30 1744 of Child by bill to Score ................                                  £5 19s

Aug 10 1744   of R.Elliott Esqr for a bill on Child ....                             £80

Aug 15 1744   pd: to Mr:Hawkins (Mr:Bayletts executor),                  £1573 12s 11d

                        Reed:of Child & Compy:by bill 20 days after date

Sep 28 1744    of Mr Cock for a bill on Child ...........                             £70

Oct 9 1744      of Child by bill to Score ................                                  £10 10s

Nov 5 1744     Reed: by bill to Mr:Goddard from Child ...                    £33 9s 6d

Nov 5 1744     to the Revd Mr Goddard by bill on Child ..                    £33 9s 6d

Nov 17 1744   Reed: by bill to Mrs:Moyle from Child ....                     £45 14s 7d

Jan 12 1745    reed: by Child in a bill to Dr:Peck ......                           £52 10s

Jan 12 1745    reed: by Do: in a bill to Goddard ........                           £21 17s 9d

Mar 13 1745   of Child by bill .........................                                        £250

Apr 3 1745      by bill to Goddard on Child ..............                               £45 6s

Apr 25 1745    To Child by bill on Al:Skeap by Lemon ....                     £210

May 22 1745 to Mr:Anderson bill on Child .............                            £100

May 22 1745 to Mrs: Moyle on Child Int: of 1200 for

                        wch: I am her trustee on Sr:J:P mor: .....                        £48

 

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NOTES

 

For some clarity, I have added “£ s d”, where appropriate, to the above entries.

Elsewhere, above, all has been transcribed as written.

 

Sir Joseph Eyles was Sheriff of London 1726.

His brother Sir John Eyles, Bart., was a governor of the South Sea Co.

 

John Andrews

Was known as 'the greatest herring merchant in Europe', in 1720 he built his new house,  20 South Quay, Great Yarmouth. It became the Customs House in 1802 and the Port Authority Office in 1985.

 

Peter Leheup

Under Clerk to the Treasury  1721 until 1st Nov 1752 when he became Chief Clerk.

 

Lord Carteret – John Carteret, 1st Earl Granville

1690–1763, English statesman. Ambassador to Sweden (1719–20) and as a secretary of state (1721–24), but his favour with George I  posed a threat to Robert Walpole, who finally forced his resignation and sent  him to Ireland as lord lieutenant in 1724. Gained popularity over his management and withdrawal of the English currency patents and returned to England in 1730. He then led the opposition that in 1742 finally accomplished Walpole’s downfall. He was the chief minister in the new cabinet but soon became unpopular because he supported George II’s Hanoverian policies and aided Maria Theresa in the War of the Austrian Succession. He was dismissed in 1744.

 

My Lord Herbert

Henry Herbert, 9th Earl of Pembroke, 6th Earl of Montgomery

born 29 January 1693; died 9 January 1751 Privy Gardens, Whitehall

Married 28 August 1733 to Mary FitzWilliam

 

The Prince of Wales - Frederick (1707-1751), son of George II and father of George III, was born 6th Jan 1707, Duke of Gloucester, made Prince of Wales 1729. He was the centre of the opposition to George II, in 1737 he was banished from Court. Set up a court of his own at Norfolk House, St James’s Square and this became a resort of all who opposed George II and Sir Robert Walpole.  Died 20th March 1751

 

John Hedges : Treasurer until 1737.

 

Sir Thomas HANMER

M.P. 1724 to 1735 Denbeighshire/Flint

 

Twining Tea Company was formed  1684. Tea had been introduced to England by Christopher Borough, from Persia in 1579. It was more expensive, by weight, than silver.

 

Sir Harbord HARBORD 2nd Baronet of Suffield and 1st Baron Suffield,

b. 26 January 1734, Gunton, Norfolk, d. 04 February 1810

 

Folkes, Martin (1690-1754)

Eldest son of Martin Folkes (a solicitor); University of Saumur, France; Clare Hall Cambridge (mathematics), 1706; MA, 1717; interested in coins; Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, 1719; lost Presidency of Royal Society to Sir Hans Sloane, 1727; regained Presidency at Sloane's retirement, 1741; published Table of English Gold Coins at his own expense, and Table of Silver Coins from the Conquest published by the Society of Antiquaries, 1744; the Tables were much consulted; President of the Society of Antiquaries from 1750 until his death in 1754.

 

The Child Family and Child’s Bank

The bank had its origins in the business of a family of goldsmiths – John Wheeler died in 1573, and his son, also John, took the business into Fleet Street, then moved to the sign of Marygold at Temple Bar. Francis Child, born in December 1642, Headington, Wiltshire. He was the eighth of 11 children of a wealthy clothier, and became an apprentice goldsmith. In 1664 he joined the firm of Robert Blanchard, who had married a rich widow, Margaret Wheeler. Through his work, Francis Child met and married Elizabeth Wheeler, only child and sole heir to the Wheeler and Blanchard fortunes. He became a partner in the business in 1671 and inherited the business in 1681, which operated more and more as a bank. He revived his jewellery business, which became one of the largest in London, and became jeweller to William III. He was knighted 1689, made Lord Mayor of London in 1698, and was a director of Greenwich Hospital, MP for City of London 1702, MP for Devizes 1705-8 and 1710. Osterley House was acquired not a place to live, but to protect his investment in Nicholas Barbon's unpaid mortgage, which he achieved a few months before his death 4th October 1713. Robert, his eldest son, became the first in the family to live at Osterley in 1720, but died unmarried in 1721, to be succeeded by his brother Sir Francis Child the younger ( entered in Edmond Prideaux’s Cash Book as “Sr:Fr:Child” ). The younger Francis was even more successful than his father. He was a director of the East India Company for 17 years, Prime Master of the Goldsmith's Company, Tory MP and Lord Mayor. Next came Samuel ( “Mr:Child”, as Edmond had entered in his Cash Book ), the only brother to marry, who moved to Osterley.

 

Sir Richard Hopkins – Company Director of The South Sea Company.

The South Sea Company was founded in 1711 to trade (mainly in slaves) with Spanish America. The whole was to end in an international financial crisis, which would strike at the very heart of English government, and one which, even today, is remembered as the South Sea Bubble. I will write on this subject, on another page, at a later date.

 

 

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