RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoMS 1035
Extent46 ff.
DescriptionChurchwardens' accounts for the receipt and distribution of offertory money in the parish of St-Martin-in-the Fields. April 1688-Dec. 1691.
The sums were mainly distributed for the relief of the poor. Itemised payments are recorded.

The accounts were kept by William Cleer (also named as William Clare, William Cleere and William Clear), senior churchwarden, and conclude after his death in 1691.

A number of entries are signed by Thomas Tenison, Vicar of St-Martin-in-the-Fields, afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury.

Insererted loose are a number of vouchers, including receipts signed by Lancelot Griffith, clerk, for payments for teaching 14 boys.
FindingAidsNew description by Richard Palmer, 2012
PhysicalDescriptionOriginal vellum binding (cost of the book 2s 6d recorded at f. 7r), 313 x 205 mm.
Paper leaves. 46 ff. ( ff. 1, 5-6, 29-46 blank).
CustodialHistoryRecorded by Andrew Coltee Ducarel in a list of uncatalogued manuscripts at Lambeth in 1759 (MS. 1998, f. 6r).
Recorded in Andrew Coltee Ducarel's catalogue of the Lambeth manuscripts dated 1763 (LR/F/42).
RelatedMaterialMS. 954, item 11. Accounts by Thomas Tenison of the disbursement in the parish of St. Martin-in-the-Fields of charitable sums received from Sir Stephen Fox . 1694.
MS. 1037. Sums received from residents in the parish of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, c.1681.
PublnNoteEdward Carpenter, 'Thomas Tenison Archbishop of Canterbury...' (London, 1948) includes an extract from this manuscript at pp. 17-18.

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NA1527St Martin in the Fields, Middlesex; ancient parish
30Tenison; Thomas (1636-1715); Archbishop of Canterbury1636-1715
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