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Account-book of the estate of Reverend Richard Greene

Call Number: MS B125


An account book containing legal documents that records the history of the estate, household accounts, etc., kept by estate administrator William Webb for the estate of Reverend Richard Greene of England. The account-book runs from the death of Greene of Greatham to Richard I. Greene's death and the final settlement with Maria Greene (Richard I. Greene's sister) in 1794. Although the family is genteel and has income from investments and land, the income is very small.


  • Creation: April 8, 1786-September 11, 1794


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1 volume (1 volume + 1 folder) : Binding: Stiff vellum. Binding Title: "Mr Webb's account with Miss Greene setled 1794." Spine Marked: I A [?] 1:9. ; Volume measures no taller than 20 cm. Folder measures 22x37 cm.

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Scope and Contents

The volume starts with a recounting of the history of the estate between the deaths of the parents. There follows chronological accounts ("The account of Wm Webb as administrator") and an acknowledgement of the account and discharge of monies due, signed by both "Beata Maria Greene" and "Wm Webb," dated September 11, 1794.

Income is listed on the verso of leaves in the first part of the volume: Sale of effects at Greatham, some itemized. Includes books (bought by Messrs White and Sons), manuscripts of sermons, coins, shells. Sold by Boyes (or Boyes & Jordan) who issued a catalogue August 2, 1786. Rent from various properties. Reimbursements for taking services (rectors named), glebe, tithes, etc. Investments in consols, etc. Rev. Richard Yalden's bond to Honoria Newlin, 1769; Edmund Yalden's mortgage on lands in East Tisted held by Richard Newlin.

Expenses are listed on the recto of leaves in the first part of the volume: Primarily clothing and schooling the children. Also expenses in settling the estate, coachhire, postage, legal fees; apprenticeship premium; investments. No attempt is made to keep the openings chronologically.

The rest of the volume is blank.

Physical Location

MS B125

Physical Location

MS P469

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Helen Foresman Spencer, 1975

Guide to William Webb's Account-book as Estate Administrator Collection
Account-book of the estate of Reverend Richard Greene
Finding aid prepared by alh, 1975. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006. Finding aid revised by ksc, 2006.
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Preferred citation
William Webb's Account-book as Estate Administrator, Department of Special Collections, MS B125, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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