Letter – Joseph Soames to Robert Ellison – 14 Nov 1735

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Nov 1735
Correspondent: Joseph Soames
Recipient: Robert Ellison
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 105
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Coppy of a Com[m]ission from the Com[m]issioners of his Majesties Royall Hospital of Greenwich to Mr Robert Ellison, Mr Nicholas Walton & Mr Hugh Boag for receiving the Rents etc of the Derwentwater Estate

To all to whom these presents shall come, The Com[m]issioners of his Majesties Royall Hospital for Seamen send greeting.  Whereas by an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament for the application of the Rents & profits of the Estates forfeited by the Attainders of James late Earl of Derwentwater and Charles Radcliffe, it is amongst other things enacted, That the Rents and Profitts of the said Estates Shall during his Majesties Estate and Interest therein Subject to the paym[en]t of certain debts and Incumberances in the said Act Specified, to be applyed towards the finishing the Building of Greenwich Hospital, and afterwards towards the maintenance of the decripit Seamen there.  And it being further enacted, that it shall be lawfull for his Majestie to authorize and impower us the said Commissioners to appoint Stewards, Receivers or Bailiffs of the said premisses so forfeited and vested in his Majesty and to invest them with full power to receive the Rents, Issues and Profitts thereof, and to give Receipts discharges and acquittances for the Same, and to hold Courts and to do and perform all Acts, Matters and things necessary for managing the Said Premisses, usually done and performed by Stewards, Receivers and Bailiffs as we, the said Commissioners Shall think requesite and necessary in that behalf And Her Majesty the Queen Guardian of the Kingdom, having been pleas’d, in pursuance of the said Act, by his Royall Sign Manual bearing date the Seventeenth day of June last past, to authorize us to appoint Receivers & Bailiffs accordingly.  Now know Ye that we confiding in the Fidelity Diligence and ability of Robert Ellison, Nicholas Walton, & Hugh Boag Gentn have Nominated Constituted and appointed And do by these Presents nominate, constitute and appoint, them the said Robert Ellison, Nicholas Walton, & Hugh Boag to be the Receivers & Collectors of all the Rents, Issues, and Profitts of the Barony, Manours, Lordships, Messuages, Farms Lands Tenements Rectories Tythes Heriditaments and Premisses and all Arrearages thereof wch by vertue of the Act of Parliament aforesaid are given and applyed to the use of Greenwich Hospital Hereby giving and granting unto the said Robert Ellison, Nicholas Walton and Hugh Boag, jointly and Severally full power and authority to gather, collect, levy and receive all the Rents, Issues and Profitts of the said Premisses, and all arrangements thereof, which by Act of Parliament are given as aforesaid, and if need be to Sue for and recover the Same, and to cause all the Moneys arising thereby, to be brought and paid into the hands of the Treasurer of Greenwich Hospital, to be applyed & disposed of in such manner as by the said Act is directed and appointed.  And the said Robert Ellison, Nicholas Walton and Hugh Boag jointly and Severally are hereby enjoyn’d and requir’d to make just and true Accot to us of all Rents, Issues and Profitts of the said Premisses coming to their or either of their hands by vertue of this our Commission, and of all payments, publick Burthens, or other Charges Warrented to be paid or allowed thereout and to return certificates thereof, and of their actings and doings herein under their respective hands unto us at the end of every Kalender Month at farthest.  And also to give Security for Such their Just and true Account to our good liking and Satisfaction before they or either of them do enter upon the execution of the said Office.  And likewise to Observe and follow all Such further orders Rules and Instructions as we the Commissions, or the directors of Greenwich Hospital shall or may think fitt to give for the advantage and Service of the said Hospital, or for their, or either of their better Guidance in the Exercise & Execution of this Commission.  And in Consideration of the labour, pains, Charge and Expence wch the said Robert Ellison Nicholas Walton & Hugh Boag jointly or Severally Shall or may be at in the execution of the said Office of Receiver and Collector as aforesaid, and the diligence and Attendance which the passing their Accounts, will of necessity require.  We do hereby grant and allow unto the said Robert Ellison, Nichos Walton and Hugh Boag jointly the Salary of allowance of 12d in the pound on all moneys rec[eive]d for the whole charge of the said Office, to be retained and kept by them Share and Share alike out of the Rents, Issues and Profitts, and the Arrearages thereof coming to their or either of their hands by vertue of this our Commission.  And in consideration of the said Allowance they are to pay out of the said Poundage money unto two Bailiffs Twelve pounds per Ann[um] each and to a third Bailiff Four pounds per Ann[um] besides the Salary of Eight pounds which each of the said Bailiffs are to be paid Yearly out of the Profitts of the said Estate for their care and trouble and in lieu of all Perquisites or pretended Perquisites, except Waifs and Estrays taken within the Manours.  And the said Receivers are likewise to defray the Courtkeepers Salarys out of the said Poundage Money.  And we doe hereby will and require all his Majesties Officers, Ministers and Loving Subjects whatsoever to be aiding and assisting the said Robert Ellison Nicholas Walton and Hugh Boag or either of them in the due execution of this our Commission.  Given under our hands this Fourteenth day of November 1735, in the Ninth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the grace of God of Great Brittain, France and Ireland King defender of the Faith etc.

	Signed by

			Jos Soanes

			Nich Clark

			Jos. Bell

			B Lyell

			Wm Corbett

			Wm Baxter

			Jeys Scawells

			Sam Holden

			Cha Wager

			Thos Frankland

			Thos Clutterbuck
Commission for receiving rents. Soames is the first named of the Commissioners and Ellison the first named of the receivers

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