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Original warrants for pensions and grants etc.

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MS. Add. D. 4
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1, fol. 3. Original warrants for pensions and grants, while Walter Chetwynd was paymaster of pensions, 1718-30:

  1. Preceded at fol. 1 by a copy of the allowances made to Windsor in compensation for the erection of a new bridge at Datchet, July 19, 1708, cf. fol. 113
  2. At fols. 3, 111 are the original appointments of W. Chetwynd to be paymaster, March 18, 1717/8, and July 25, 1727, each signed by the king, as are also nearly all the warrants, of which there is a complete list and index in the Library
  3. Among the recipients are the French refugees (1718, fol. 5, cf. 99, 102), the intended Royal Academy of Music (1719, fol. 14), and Chetwynd himself (1724, fol. 73)
  4. Two warrants in 1729 are signed by 'Caroline R. C. R.', the queen (fols. 115, 116)

2, fol. 121. Letters from political spies and secret agents, informations of treason, etc., 1741-6, chiefly laid before col. the hon. Thomas de Veil. There is a complete list and index of these papers in the Library.


  • Creation: Written in A.D. 1718-1745


158 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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MS. Add. D. 4

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20283


Original warrants for pensions and grants etc.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 30285

Immediate Source of Acquisition

'Vaughan Thomas, Oxford': but probably acquired before the Vaughan Thomas papers referred to at no. 29119, perhaps about 1864.

Physical Facet

On paper


15 5/8 × 10 1/8 in.

Original warrants for pensions and grants etc.
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom