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Receipt by the Executors of Marlborough Estate [FRAGILE], November 6, 1740

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  • Creation: November 6, 1740

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Helen Foresman Spencer, 1974, from John Wilson purchase.

Physical Description

Single leaf, printed form filled in and signed "S. Marlborough", "Godolphin", "Sundon". Witnessed by "J. Stephens." Docketed "6 Nov 1740. pd £32911 -11- 5 Vouchers," left margin torn away.


Receipt by the executors of Marlborough's estate (Sarah; Francis, Earl Godolphin; William Clayton, Baron Sundon) to Philip Yorke (later the 2nd Earl of Hardwicke) as one of the tellers of the Receipt of Exchequer, for an annuity payment for the 1706 annuity.

The Sixth Day of November 1740. Received by us Sarah Dutchess Dowager of Marlborough Francis Earl Godolphin & William Lord Sundon Executors of John late Duke of Marlborough. Of the Honourable Philip Yorke Esq; one of the Four Tellers of his Majesty's Receipt of Exchequer, the Sum of two hundred & twelve Pounds & ten Shillings. In full of all former Directions, and for three Months Annuity, due at Michaelmas past, of eight hundred & fifty Pounds per Annum, payable for the Term of Ninety-Nine Years from the 25th of March, 1706, by Virtue of an Act of Parliament...[4 Anne] Intitled, An Act for continuing an Additional Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage... for Payment of Annuities, to be sold for raising a further supply to Her Majesty for the Service of the Year 1706...

[Signed]: S: Marlborough



Annuities, 1706.

Record' 20 Octob. 1740

Numb, [of voucher?] 3672--£37.10.0

3673 25.0.0, John Duke of Marlborough

3674[-3679] 25.0.0 [each]


[Sundon, William Clayton (1672?-1752), a court party Member of Parliament, was a friend of Marlborough's. In 1714 the Duchess got Mrs Clayton appointed bedchamber-woman to the Princess of Wales (later Queen Caroline); Mrs Clayton became a powerful favorite and Walpole's enemy. In 1718 Clayton became a lord of the Treasury; in 1735 he was made Baron Sundon of Ardagh in the Irish peerage.

Godolphin (1678-1766) married Marlborough's eldest daughter Henrietta Churchill in 1698; she became Duchess of Marlborough when her father died in 1722, but died without sons in 1733.

Yorke (1720-1790) was the son and heir of the Earl of Hardwicke (politician, chief justice, and chancellor.). His father had him made teller of the exchequer in 1738; he became a politician and minor author.]

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