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My Lords, In obedience to an order from your Lordships signified to me by Mr. Scrope the 26th instant I humbly Certify that Lewis Elstobb of Wigginthorp in the County of York Esqr and John Watson of Goswick in the County Palatine of Durham Esqr (who were nominated constituted and appointed by commission from your Lordships Receivers and Collectors of all the Rents, issues & profits of Barony, Manours, Lordships, Messuages, Farms, Lands, tenements, Rectories, Tythes, Hereditaments and Premises and all arrears thereof, which by an Act passed the last session of Parliament entitled An Act for making void the several contracts for sale of the Estate of James late earl of Derwentwater &c are vested in his Majesty by virtue of the several attainders in the said Act mentioned) have pursuant to a Warrant from your Lordships for that purpose Enter’d into the following Security unto his Majesty His heirs & c for the faithful Discharge of their said offices. The said Lewis Elstob, and Richard Ridley of Newcastle upon Tyne Esqr and Nicholas Ridley of the same Place merchant, have jointly and severally enter’d into Bond to his Majesty His heirs etc in the Penalty of £5,000 bearing date 18th day of July 1732. The said John Watson and George Watson of Goswick in the County Palatine of Durham Esqr have jointly and severally enter’d into Bond to his Majesty His heirs etc in the Penalty of £3,000 bearing date 22d of July 1732; and The said John Watson and Thomas Watson of the Town of Berwick upon Tweed have jointly and severally enter’d into Bond to his Majesty in the Penalty of £2,000 bearing date 22d of July 1732 Which said several Bonds are conditioned for the said Lewis Elstob and John Watson their jointly and severally, well and truly, according to the utmost of their power, gathering, collecting, levying and receiving all the rents issues and profits of the said premises and all arrearage thereof, until such sale & sales shall be made thereof, as by the said act is & are directed – and also for their the said Lewis Elstob and John Watson their Heirs Executors or Adm.rs jointly and severally making just and true account of his Majesty his Heirs or Successors &c in His Majesty’s Exchequer at Westminster of all rents issues and profits of the said Hered.ts and Premises coming to their or either of their hands by virtue of their said commission and of the Powers thereby granted to them; and of all payment, public burthens or other charges warranted to be paid or allowed thereout; and of their actings and doings therein under their respective hands to the Lord High Treasurer or Commiss.rs of His Maj.ys Treasury for the time being, at the end of every Calendar month at furthest. And also for their the said Lewis Elstob and John Watson or one of them, or the Heirs Executors or Adm.rs of them or of one of them their paying or causing to be paid into the receipt of His Majesty’s Exchequer at Westminster of all the Moneys arising, happening or accruing by or out of the Rents, Issues and profits of the same premises, and all arrearages thereof, which they or either of them shall received, or without wilful Default might have received (the necessary charges of levying, collecting, suing for & recovering the same and the incident charges relating thereto only excepted) as often as they shall be thereunto required by the Lord High Treasurer or Commiss.rs of His Maj.ys Treasury for the time being, to be apply’d and disposed of in such manner as by the said Act is directed and appointed. And also for their the said Lewis Elstob and John Watson’s well and truly observing and following all such orders rules & instructions as the Lord High Treasurer or Commiss.rs of His Maj.ys Treasury for the time being shall or may think fit to give for His Majesty’s service. And lastly Conditioned for their well and truly executing their said office of Receivers and Collectors as aforesaid in all other matters and things according to the Powers to them granted by their said Commission as aforesaid. C Taylor D R R King’s Remembrancer’s Office 30th day of April 1733
This document is entitled ‘Certificate from the King’s Remembrancer’s Deputy having entered into Bond for the well performing their trust’ in the margin, and appears to be a warranty to the Treasury that agents appointed to manage the sequestered Derwentwater estates had submitted bonds for the proper exercise of their office.