Agent's Private Cash Books

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 EGR14/45
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      3 vols;  EGR14/45/1: 31.5 x 10.5 cm, board covers, full-bound in vellum;  EGR14/45/2-3: 34 x 15 cm, foliated, board covers, buckram-bound.

Scope and Content

The cash books record receipts and disbursements on the account of William Greenwood [agent at the Stamford Estate Office in Altrincham] with Arthur Frederick Payne esq. Receipts include tithe rent charges, rack rents, reserved and chief rents, market tolls, pew rents, timber, and incidental receipts and payments from Payne. Disbursements include wages, tax and rates, payments to charities and schools, repairs, purchases of materials etc. There appears to have been a certain amount of confusion between Greenwood's personal accounts and his accounts as agent to Lord Stamford. Many entries are annotated with the folio numbers of the corresponding entries in the private ledgers (EGR14/48 below).

At the front of EGR14/45/1 there are cash accounts for what appears to be a millinery business, 1850-1853. On the debit side are recorded receipts from the sale of hats, caps and hat boxes, and receipts for cleaning hats, while on the credit side are payments for wages, coal, postage and carriage, and payments to William Greenwood and other named persons.

EGR14/45/2 is entitled "Cash Book", written in ink at the head of the spine. Enclosed within EGR14/45/2 are 7 loose sheets containing notes and draft accounts.

  • /1: Sep 1850-Mar 1861
  • /2: Apr 1861-Dec 1865
  • /3: Jan 1866-Dec 1870

Acquisition Information

All items were received from the Stamford Estate Office in Altrincham in April 1981.