Account Book

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 EGR3/7/1/2
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 105.
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      20 x 16 cm, 1 vol., hard-bound, parchment covers.

Scope and Content

Debit and credit accounts of Mary Countess of Stamford with John Jackson esq (for bills and annuities), Isaac Worthington [agent], Anne Burgess [housekeeper] (for housekeeping), Joseph Phethean [farming steward], George Cooke [house steward], Mr Young (for cloth and drapery), Lord Grey, Lord Stamford (for miscellaneous items of personal and household expenditure), Mr Young (for damask and silk), and Mr Collis.

Enclosures: i) inside front cover: acknowledgement by Lord Grey [George Harry Grey], that his name is used in several mortgages in trust for M.C.S., 3 May 1763.

ii) letter from John Jackson to [M.C.S.], informing her that he has purchased £170 of annuities as instructed, and that £500 now stands in his name in trust for her; dated at Red Lion Square [London], 20 June 1771.

iii) summary of what Mr Jackson pays out and receives on behalf of M.C.S.; dated 1772.

iv) & v) 2 loose continuations of Mr Collis's account, January 1771 to January 1772, and February 1772 to October 1772.

Account book and enclosure (iii) written in the hand of Mary Countess of Stamford.

Endorsed: i) "M.S. 1768"; ii) "105" (on a modern adhesive paper label).