Royal Household receipt

Scope and Content

Receipt, dated 3 Nov 1647, for £6.11.0 paid by the Receiver General to Caroline Holland on behalf of Sarah Frank for 'semptrys [seamstress] workes...for the King's Children' by virtue of an order dated 21 Jul 1647. Signed by Sarah Frank.

Administrative / Biographical History

The royal household originated as the sovereign's retinue, and had a purely domestic function until the 12th century, after which it became a mainspring of government. The government departments of the Treasury, the Exchequer and the common law courts all originated there.


Single item.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Given by the College of Arms, via the HMC and BRA, in 1975.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

145 x 180 mm. On paper.

Archivist's Note

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

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

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