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EDMOND PRIDEAUX

CASH BOOK 1725-1745

 

 

SELECTED ENTRIES

 

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                                                                                                                  £    s   d

Apr 5 1725            Rec'd of Mr.Wm.Smyth, Treasurer to

the Church on my Father's account                          128- 8-2Ύ

 

Jul 12 1725           for the Sedan of Mr.Gurney                                      3-15-0

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

Dec 2 1726           Paid Bates ye Carpenters bill                                   74-10-10½

Dec 9 1726           Paid Foster the mason in full                                     42-00-00

Dec 17 1726         for mending a casement at Mr.Houghtons               00-02-00

 

In 1726 there is recorded a dispute between Edmond Prideaux and a Richard Broad;

it is not clear as to whether or not this is the Richard Broad who later built the Temple and Obelisk for Edmond Prideaux, but it is an intriguing possibility.

E 134/12Geo1/East20 Records of the Exchequer, and its related bodies, with those of the Office of First Fruits and Tenths, and the Court of Augmentations …..

Edmund Prideaux & Stephen Hobart  v. William May & Richard Broad:

Manor of Padstow ( of which the plaintiff Edmond Prideaux is Lord ), and the port and harbour of Padstow. Metes and bounds, Privileges, Right and title to bushellage and keyage, &c.

 

Jan 22 1727          more Expenses In London Coming down

post, &c ——  ———  ———  ———  ———     15-04-11

 

Then Edmond changed the format in which he entered the figures,

for the sake of clarity, I have added “£, s, d” …

 

May 24 1727        Borrowed of him when I left London                         £5  5s   -

[Mr.Folkes]

 

Aug 11 1727         taken along with me in my Journey

Into Cornwall -- — -- -- — — — —                          £18-09s --

Aug 11 1727         Expenses In my Journey Into Cornwall

Devon at London &c  four months — —                  £43-10s –

 

Jan 27 1728          Paid Miller for Surveying & mapping

Horning Estate — -- — -- — — — —                      £11 — 6d

 

Feb 11 1728          Taken along with me to London and                         £21 – 3d

Expended this month

 

[no more entries until April 1728]

Apr  2 1728           Gooch the Taylors bill — — — — —                      £2 – 1s —

 

Apr 17 1728          Lindsey the maullsters bill                                        £25-15s —

 

Jun 22 1728          Expended In my Journey Into Corn

wall & Devon at London &c   — — —                     £44 10s —

 

Jul 20 1728           Remain in Cash wch I took to London                      £26 17s 6d

Jul 29 1728           Taken with me to London in bills ——                     £63 — —

 

Jul 30 1728           Given my Sister on my leaving Norwich                   £20 — —

                              [ it is not clear as to who Edmond’s “sister” was ]

 

Apr 8 1729            Recd of Will Manning for a horse                            £3   3s —

 

Apr 17 1729          Recd of Mr.Roe for old exchanged

plate ——  ———   ———   ———  ———         £31 9s  6d

Apr 30 1729          Recd of Mr.Roe for old Gold   —— --                     £9   9s —

 

May 3 1729          for a payr of Stone horses [paid]                               £60 -- —

 

Jul 30 1729                       left with Mr Smith in order

for him to pay of demands wch I

may leave on my leaving Norwich

note on Freezar — — — — — —                £72 19s —

note on Brown  — — — — — —                 £65 — —

 

Aug   1729                        Remain Cash at Padstow                               £130 -- --

Aug 4 1729           In Severall Expences on my remo :

val from Norwich to Padstow

and for Severall goods bought

at london — -- — — — — — -- -- -- —                    £391 — 6d

In wch is Included 40 £ lent

My Cous: Harris of Pickwell -- —

 

Feb 11 1730          Sr Jo Prideaux's fine for ye tythe barn —                £42 — --

 

Feb 12 1730          of Cous:Pole for a quarter hogshead of pt:wine       £4 10s —

 

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

 

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

 

Aug 15 1730         Recd : from Werrington                                            £1087 –8s –

 

Sep 27 1730          [of] Sr Wm Morice a sett of Cartoons -                    £-1 –1s —

 

Oct 3 1730            of Jo: Veale for ye Mill house a year —                  £1  15s –

                                        [ Edmond Prideaux’s windmill was set at the head of the hill,

behind Place, and shows on Edmond’s drawings ]

 

Nov 9 1730           of  Mr: Thomas  Sr: Wm: Morices

Steward for bills formerly given

my Lord Herbert on Sr:Wms:Acct:                          £1500 — —

 

[1731]                    Expended from the 20th of March

to the 26 of June in my Journey

to London Norwich &c and laid

out in Books Cloths &c and oth:

:er expenses — — — — — — — —                       £242 15s —

 

Sep 25 1731          of Mr Gibson part of Interest

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

 

Feb 21 1732          I Cash up my Cash and

then had by me - - — — — — —                             £345  2s 9d

of Wch: I took to London with me                             £88 — —

£       Remain Cash                             £257  2s 9d

of wch : 228 : 13 : 0d. I left in my

Strong box over the Closett Inside my

bed Chamber & 28:£. 9s:9d In Steph:

Hobarts hands

 

May 4 1732          Recd : for 2 horses -- — -- -- -- --                              £11 11s --

Jun 8 1732            for ye Chariot & horses  — — — —                        £32 19s —

 

Jun 24 1732          Remain in Cash — — -- — — — — -                      £162 8s —

left in my Strong box — — — — --                          £228 13s —

left in Hobarts hands — — — — —                        £28 –9s –9d

 

Sep 21 1732          Taken along with me to Bath Sept:

21st: 1732 — — — — — — — — —                      £86 19s  6d

[next entry is for December]

 

Jan 22 1733          Recd: of Mr: Jennings the Collect:r

of ye Excise for a bill on Mr. Folkes                        £700 -- —

 

May 3 1733          ....of wch: taken with me to London May     }

3rd: 1733 In Cash 34:11:9 & 110 £ in           }           £144 11s 9d

bills to be deducted                                        }

 

May 3 1733          Expences in London from the

3rd of May to the 11th of July &

for severall things bought as

by book — — — — — — — — — — —                £219 11s 9d

 

Jul 11 1733           Recd: by Hobart in my absence

on account from Sr: John Prideaux                           £26 — —

 

Jul 30 1733           In the private Drawer behind the Ink

drawer in bank bills   200 £

 

Nov 17 1733         17 Novemb: pd: Hen: Williams for a

NB.I sent              by Clauds: Guide on Mr:John Gi:                            £50 — —

this Bill to             : rard In the Strand London dated

Mr.Knapton         Oct : 25th : 1733 .  30 days date

 

Nov 23 1733         Paid to Hobart his account for work

done to my house as wages to the                             £224  04s  3d

work men  Deals lime & other dis:

:bursments by him since the last acct:

[a gap in the records for May/June 1734]

 

Jul 9 1734             In Cash with me to London ————————       £124 13s —

 

Sep 21 1734          of Mr:Giles Hambly the ballance

of Mrs:Nichols exchange of ye piece

of ground under ye Cour: orchard for

ye Long acre — — — — — — — — — -               £12 — —

 

There is a room in the house which is still known as the Long Acre Room,

the view from this room, looked directly along the fields bordered by two long rows of trees, and down on to the River Camel. The fields were partly divided into formal walled gardens and plots, as well as the central green “long acre”.

The fields were later formed into what is presently known as the Deer Park.

 

Oct 12 1734          Mrs: Nichols now Glynn's high rent — —                -- 4s —

 

Nov 1 1734           of R:Brewer for a tree — — — — — —                 £16 —

 

Nov 29 1734         Paid Jo: Martyn for 1 Score of Sheep                      £10 15s —

 

Nov 30 1734         P Humph:Williams for Oats &c — —                      £3 13s 3d

 

Dec 6 1734                                                           Dr Turner

halfe years Convent:rent for Long acre                   — 13s 4d

 

Jan 17 1735          Recd: of him for 30 Bushells of Wheat                     £15 07s 6d

[Mr Hobart]

 

Mar 5 1735           Ballance of Mr Knaptons account     --                     £25 12s 10d

May 4 1735          In fees at ye Bath — — — — — — —                   £88 —

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

Fran: Child & Comp — — — — — — —               £30 — —

 

Totall Cash July 29th 1735

on my going to the Assizes— — - — --                    £588 13s 6d

taken with me In my pokett — — — —                   £28  4s —

Remain In Cash in my house                                    £560  9s 6d

July 29th 1735

In  My  Strong  box                553:9:6

In My bueroe in ye drawer        7:0:0

           totall — — — — —    560:9:6

 

Aug 1 1735           at Lanceston assizes -- — — -- — — —                  £8  3s  6d

 

Aug 26 1735         of Hobt: for 20 sheep sold to Capt:Painter               £15 — —

of him for wood sold to Hellyer — — —                  £5 —

 

Feb 12 1736                                  Cash : 490 : 14 : 0½

Carried with me.           86  : 1 : 3

404 : 12 : 9½

remaining in my Strong box on my goeing

to London Feb:12th:1735/6

 

Note : the figure which looks like an unclosed infinity symbol is an eight

 

 

Aug 21 1736         of Hen: Williams for 20 Sheep — — —                   £13 10s —

nell

Aug 23 1736         of Hen: Williams for ye Grass of Tregwinnell          £13 10s —

 

Dec 23 1736         to Mr:Lemon of Truro for bills — — --                    £600 — --

Carried with me to London March.16

1736/7 — -- — — — — — — — -- — —                £29 12s  6d

In bills out of Cornwall by Leman                             £600 -- —

 

Expended in part of March & April as

by book 1737 / May / June.......

To Cous: Jos: Moyle for Wine — —                       £50  5s —

 

Jul 13 1737           of Dick George money pd: him at Bath                    £2  12s  6d

 

Edmond Prideaux exchanged correspondence ( Sep – Oct 1737 ) with the Duke of Newcastle (Thomas Pelham Holles, 1693-1768, Duke of Newcastle from 1715, Secretary of State from 1724, Premier from 1754 ) concerning the threatened uprising of the Tinners; upon gaining the necessary troops to protect the town, Edmond Prideaux writes that having only fourteen public houses to accommodate the 160 soldiers sent there against the Tinners, they were forced to send away three companies. The Duke of Newcastle later writes that he has directed Richard Arnold, Deputy Secretary at War, to remove the troops from Cornwall.

 

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

 

Jan 11 1738          to Fr.Child for 6.Rings mour. for my Son Edmd       £6  1s —

 

Feb 4 1738            more of him for Oxenfold — — — — —                 £24 — —

[Tho Harris by H:Williams]

 

Feb 7 1738            of Capt: Williams for trees from

Mr.Swinhoe — — -- — -- — — — --                       £16 –

 

Feb 20 1738          recd for 5 Ashes in ye Stable Court --                       £2 10s —

 

Mar 13 1738         of Mr:Leach for a hhead of wine — —                    £16 12s —

 

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

 

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

 

Expences from March 8th                                         £398 14s  4d

to July 2nd: when I got home

to Padstow — — — — — — — —

 

 Jan 5 1743           of R.Keys for money pd Mrs:Wills for maull &c     --  17s 3d

 

Jan 6 1743            Oak bark solde to Mr Mitchell ------                        £5  4s 7d

 

Jan 8 1743            of Humph: the hind — — — -- — —                        £24  8s —

Jan 28 1743          of ye hind by Tippet — — -- — —                            £8   6s 10d

 

Apr 18 1743          taken wth: me to London                                           £53  3s 3d

 

Jun 23 1743          [first entries for Cornwall again]

In Sevll articles as by book — — —                        £141  9s 2½d

In other expences on ye road & in

Sundry articles not accounted for —                        £61  3s 2½d

 

Sep 10 1743          of Seccomb the hind -- -- — -- -- --                            £20 -- --

 

Nov 21 1743         pd: Mr:Cabot of Southampton for

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

 

Jan 2 1744            of Seccomb the Hine — -- -- -- --                               £48 19s 6d

more — -- — — — — — — — —                           £21  4s 1½d

 

Jan 21 1744          of Powells for Cattle distrained on Pennare             £6 10s —

 

Mar 15 1744         paid for a wreck'd mast — — — — — —               — 15s  6d

 

May 18 1744        of Warn for Sheep Sold to Martyn                           £9   5s —

 

Jun 12 1744          of Richd: Lobb — in Cattle — —                             £13  7s —

 

Jun 12 1744          of Jo:Spear 2 oxen at ll:15:grass feed 1:12              £13  07s —

 

Jul 30 1744           of Lander for Wool — -- — — — —                        £24  1s –

 

Oct 3 1744            of Jo Brewer for piggs distrained — —                    £1  12s —

 

Jan 16 1745          of Phillips & his Compy: for wreck taken

from me                                                                      £2 — —-

 

Feb 12 1745          Richard George rent of ye hopp Garden                  £3 -- —

 

Mar 13 1745         for 2 hhead of Cyder at Gwernick —                        £22—

 

Apr 6 1745            of Warne for 7 bullocks sold at Bodmin                   £52  7s –

 

[ The last entry by Edmond in his Account Book was for Jun 3 1745 ]

 

 

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