Bundle of Vouchers

Scope and Content

The bundle contains:

Receipt from [George Harry Grey (1765-1845), Lord] Grey, for £900 being one quarter's annuity due under his marriage settlement, and for £100 received by him on behalf of Lady Grey, being one quarter's annuity due to her (/1).

Receipt from W[illiam] B[ooth] Grey for £175 being one quarter's annuity due under his marriage settlement (/2).

Receipt from Lady Louisa Grey for £12 10s being half-year's interest on £500 (/3).

Receipts for: subscription to the Society for the Encouragement of Agriculture within the Limits of Thirty Miles from Manchester (/4); subscription to Liverpool School for the Blind (/5); subscriptions to the Bowdon Parish Auxiliary Bible Society (/6); subscriptions to the Ladies' Jubilee Charity School in Manchester (/7-8); subscription to the Society for Promoting Christianity Amongst the Jews (/9); subscription to the National School in Manchester (/10); subscription to Sunday schools in Wilmslow (/11); benefaction to the widow and children of John Cowley (/12); account of John Davenport [farming steward at Dunham Massey] for barley ground and given to the poor of Dunham Massey by Lord Stamford, Oct 1814 to Oct 1815, total £41 18s 6d (/13).

Statement of the expenses of John Davenport, £123 10s for 15 Scotch heifers bought at Carlisle for Enville, and £7 6s 3d cost of transporting them to Dunham Massey (/14).

Invoices and receipts from: F[rancis], C[harles] and J[ohn] Rivington, booksellers, London, for bibles, prayer books and catechisms (/15); Thomas Hooley, George Inn Knutsford, for hire of horses, postboy, ostler and waiter (/16); I.W. & W. Clarke, booksellers and stationers, Manchester, for nine copies of Gibson on the Sacrament: Edmund Gibson, Bishop of London, The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper explained (/17); John Johnson, for making and repairing clothes for the 5th Earl of Stamford and "the travelling servants" (/18-19); Mary Dean, for making handkerchiefs (/20).

Vouchers for the journey from Enville to Dunham Massey, July 1815, for costs of carriage, hire of horses, servants' expenses etc. (/21-24).

Accounts of servants Francis Wright and Richard Plester, for travelling expenses, hire of horses, postboys, ostlers, turnpike fees, costs of excursions from Dunham Massey to Ashton Hayes [to. Ashton pa. Tarvin] and Grange [to. Upper Whitley pa. Kirkheaton co. Yorks] (/25-27).

Receipt for wages from Mary Brookes (/28).

Printed instructions for making sand-paint and cement (/29).