Sinking Fund receipt

Scope and Content

Printed receipt form, completed in manuscript, 14 Jul 1747, for annuities paid from the Sinking Fund to Sir John Barnard, 'executor of Mr. Robert Pain Barnard and Samuel Troughton assignees of...[the 16 persons named in the] margin'. The payment from the Receipt of the Exchequer totalled £181 10s. The document is signed by the two assignees and Thomas Hankey as witness.

Administrative / Biographical History

A sinking fund is a fund accumulated and set aside by a corporation or government agency for the purpose of periodically redeeming bonds, debentures, and preferred stocks. The fund is accumulated from earnings, and payments into the fund may be based on either a fixed percentage of the outstanding debt or a fixed percentage of profits. Sinking funds are administered separately from the corporation's working funds by a trust company or a sinking-fund trustee.


Single item.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Bought from E. Hall in 1966.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

11" x 7¼"

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

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