English Exchequer petition

Scope and Content

Petition of John Carpenter, royal messenger, for payment 'by one of the Tellers of the Queenes Majesties receipt at Westeminster', for a journey made on behalf of William Cecil, Baron Burghley, Lord High Treasurer, to Mr. Gaige, near Lewes, Mr. Boswell of Sevenoaks, and Mr. Robert Petre of Westminster, and his return to the court at Rye. With Cecil's signature, probably dating to either 1572 or 1598.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Exchequer was responsible for receiving and dispersing the public revenue. The lower Exchequer, or receipt, closely connected with the permanent Treasury, was an office for the receipt and payment of money. The upper Exchequer was a court sitting twice a year to regulate accounts.
For a reference to Carpenter as messenger in 1577, see Cal.S.P.Dom. 1547-1580, 569.


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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

273 x 210 mm

Archivist's Note

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

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Custodial History

Enclosed in a graingerised copy of William Camden, Annales, or the History of the most renowned...princesse Elizabeth , 3rd edition (London 1635), inscribed 'Corbyn Barrow, Lancaster 1853', from the Durning-Lawrence Library.See also ULL MSS 380, 381, 382, 877, from this source.

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