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Walbank, Perkins, Cowley, and Grover, Petition, for their Fines to be taken off, imposed on them for not attending the Quarter Sessions at Buckingham.


"To the Right Honourable the Lords assembled in Parliament.

 "The humble Petition of John Walbanck, Christopher Perkins, Henry Cowley, and John Grover, Gentlemen;

 "Humbly sheweth,

 "That your Petitioners, in Obedience to the Order of this Honourable House, did give their Attendance at the Sessions held for the County of Bucks, at Aylesbury, upon the 29th of April last; your Lordships having declared that to be the Place where the Sessions ought to be kept: But some Justices, meeting at Buckingham, did there fine your Petitioners in great Sums of Money, for not attending there.

 "Wherefore your Petitioners humbly pray, this Honourable House will be pleased to take into Consideration; and to prohibit the Barons of the Exchequer, and all other Officers whom it may concern, to estreat or receive Estreats of the Fines imposed upon your Petitioners as aforesaid, and to order your Petitioners may be discharged of the said Fines; having, as they hope, not any Way offended.

 "And your Petitioners shall ever pray, &c."

Upon reading the Petition of John Walbancke, Christofer Perkins, Henry Cowley, and John Grover:

 It is Ordered, That the Barons of the Exchequer shall take off the Fines imposed upon them by some of the Justices of the County of Bucks, for not attending them at the Sessions at Bucks.

Ref: 'House of Lords Journal Volume 9: 3 January 1648', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 9: 1646 (1802), pp. 626-34.



Rectory at Greetworth.

 Ordered, That Doctor Heath give Institution and Induction unto Sampson Smart Clerk, unto the Rectory of Greetworth, in the County of North'ton, void by the Death of James Walbancke Clerk, the last Incumbent there; salvo Jure, &c.: Wm. Clough, Citizen and Merchant, London, Patron.

Ref:House of Lords Journal Volume 10: 3 March 1648', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 10: 1648-1649 (1802), pp. 88-9


Freeman of York

 Reinold Walbancke, cutler

'Admissions to the Freedom of York: 23-36 Charles II (1672-85)', Register of the Freemen of the City of York: Vol. 2: 1559-1759 (1900), pp. 138-61


Admiralty Clerks 1660-1800

 Before 1694 little is known of the Clerks of the Admiralty. Their appointment, tenure and remuneration were matters within the discretion of successive Secretaries. For Pepys' two periods of office as Secretary between 1673 and 1679 and between 1684 and 1689 it is possible to form some idea of the identity of the Clerks serving in the office; for other periods very little information is available. (fn. 1)

 In 1694 the fees of the office, out of which the remuneration of the Clerks had been found, were abolished and provision was made for six salaried Clerks, apart from the Chief Clerks, each of whom was to receive £80 a year payable by the Treasurer of the Navy. (fn. 2) From this date the identity and periods of service of the Clerks can be accurately determined. Frequent changes in the number of the Clerks and the size of their salaries occurred in the following years. In 1698 the number was again fixed at six, four at £80 and two at £40. (fn. 3) In 1703 a new establishment was authorised consisting of nine Clerks, one at £150, one at £100, two at £80, three at £70 and two at £60. (fn. 4) From 1705 until the end of the war in 1713 between four and five Clerks, sometimes known as 'extra Clerks' were also employed with salaries of £50. (fn. 5)

 In 1712 the establishment was fixed at eight Clerks, two at £120, one at £90, two at £80, two at £70 and one at £60, together with four others at £50. (fn. 6) At the end of the war in 1713 the clerical staff was reduced to six, two at £100, two at £80 and two at £60. (fn. 7) Finally in 1715 it was fixed at seven with salaries of £200, £150, £120, £100, £80, £70 and £60. (fn. 8) Following the reintroduction of the fees in 1717 provision was made for the established Clerks to receive shares in half the product in proportion to the size of their respective salaries. (fn. 9) Apart from the fact that the Clerk with the salary of £200 was detached from the rest and given special responsibilities as Chief Clerk in 1783, the establishment of 1715 continued in force until 1800 when the remaining six Clerks were appointed to the new grade of Senior Clerk. (fn. 10)

1673 Walbanke, J.

By 1687 Walbanke, R.

Ref: Clerks 1660-1800', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4: Admiralty Officials 1660-1870 (1975), pp. 39-40.


Deputy Judge Advocate of the Fleet 1668-1870

 This office, to which appointments were made by Admiralty warrant, was created in 1668 with a salary of 8s a day (£146 a year). (fn. 1) It was discontinued in 1679 as a result of the decision to retrench naval expenditure but was revived in 1684. (fn. 2) It was abolished in 1831 but was once again revived, on an unsalaried basis, in 1843.




16 Oct.

Smith, J.


23 Jan.

Southerne, J.


12 March

Hewer, W.


26 Feb.

Walbanke, J.


2 Jan.

Atkins, S.


30 May

Tindall, M.

Ref: Deputy Judge Advocate of the Fleet 1668-1870', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4: Admiralty Officials 1660-1870 (1975), p. 81.

Admiralty Officials 1660-1870

Very little information has survived concerning the clerical organisation of the Admiralty before 1694 when salaries were provided for the Clerks from public funds. Statements about it during this period must, therefore, be of the most tentative kind. It seems that the Secretary was in origin entirely responsible for recruiting such Clerks as he needed for the conduct of business and that he either paid them salaries out of his own receipts from fees or allowed them to retain certain fees on their own account. The Clerks held their positions at the pleasure of the Secretary who could dismiss them at will as is illustrated by the case of Burchett in 1687. (fn. 6) The experience of Atkins who failed to retain his place in the Admiralty on Pepys' removal from office in 1679 indicates that Clerks appointed by one Secretary had at this date no claim to be continued in service by his successor. (fn. 7) Nevertheless there are some signs that there was a degree of continuity in the composition of the clerical staff. Thus Southerne, who had originally been appointed by Coventry in 1660, is found in the service of Pepys in 1673. (fn. 8) John Walbanke, who had served Pepys during his first period as Secretary, also acted as Clerk to Brisbane between 1680 and 1684 and again served Pepys from the latter year until his death in 1686. Burchett, although dismissed by Pepys in 1687, returned to serve his successors, Bowles and Southerne, at various periods between 1689 and 1694.

 The earliest surviving list of the Admiralty establishment is dated 1 January 1687 and indicates that, in addition to the Secretary, Messenger and Doorkeeper, there were four Clerks in the office at that date, Atkins, Richard Walbanke, Burchett and Skinner. (fn. 9) There are indications that one of the Clerks was customarily given greater responsibilities than his colleagues and acted as Chief Clerk. The most obvious function of this Clerk was to sign the Secretary's letters in his absence. Southerne may have occupied this position continuously from 1660. By about 1674 he was replaced by Hewer who is the only Clerk to be specifically referred to as Chief Clerk before 1694. John Walbanke appears to have been Chief Clerk from 1680 to 1686 when he was succeeded by Atkins who appears first on the list of 1687. Samuel Pett seems to have served as Chief Clerk to Bowles in 1689 and Burchett acted as Southerne's principal subordinate in 1693. It must be emphasised that this reconstruction of the succession to the position of Chief Clerk rests on no greater authority than a series of scattered references but it derives some support from the fact that, of those mentioned, Southerne, Hewer, John Walbanke, Atkins, Samuel Pett and Burchett all held the office of Deputy Judge Advocate of the Fleet which may at this period have been regarded as a perquisite to which the Chief Clerk had a special claim. That the Chief Clerk was an official of some consequence is indicated by the fact that Atkins' association with the Admiralty began in 1674 when he became personal Clerk to Hewer as Chief Clerk in which capacity he served for three years before being appointed a Clerk by Pepys as Secretary.

Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4: Admiralty Officials 1660-1870 (1975), pp. 1-17.

Samuel Clerk app. Clerk to Hewer, Chief Clerk to Pepys as Secretary 1674 (MS Rawlinson A 181 f. 4); app. Clerk by Pepys 1677 (ibid.). Left office with Pepys May 1679 (ibid. f. 250); probably reapp. by Pepys May 1684; occ. first on list of his Clerks 1 Jan. 1687 (Pepys Library no. 2867 p. 13); probably succ. J. Walbanke as Chief Clerk Dec. 1686; last occ. 23 Aug. 1688 (A. Bryant, Samuel Pepys: the Saviour of the Navy, 2nd ed. (London 1949), 398-9). Probably left office with Pepys March 1689.
-, Deputy Judge Advocate of the Fleet 2 Jan. 1687-30 May 1689 (Sergison MS f. 157). Left office 30 May 1689 (app. of Tindall; AO 1/1718/128).

'Ref: Alphabetical list of officials: A-J', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4: Admiralty Officials 1660-1870 (1975), pp. 106-35.

Walbanke, John Clerk probably served throughout Pepys' first period as Secretary June 1673-May 1679; occ. 11 and 25 Nov. 1678 (MS Rawlinson A 181 ff. 184, 16); probably served as Chief Clerk to Brisbane throughout his period as Secretary Feb. 1680-May 1684; signed Secretary's letters 17 July 1681 and 17 May 1684 (Adm. 2/1753, 1754); probably continued in office as Chief Clerk by Pepys May 1684. D. in office between 3 and 16 Dec. 1686 (A. Bryant, Samuel Pepys: the Saviour of the Navy 2nd ed. (London 1949), 207-8; Prob. 11/385 f. 174).
-, Deputy Judge Advocate of the Fleet 26 Feb. 1684-14 Oct. 1686 (Sergison MS f. 145). Pd. to 14 Oct. 1686 (AO 1/1717/126).

Walbanke, Richard Clerk brother of J. Walbanke who had employed him 'for many years under him before his death' in 1686 (A. Bryant, Samuel Pepys: the Saviour of the Navy 2nd ed. (London 1949), 208; Prob. 11/385 f. 174); occ. as Clerk to Pepys 1 Jan. and 19 Nov. 1687 (Pepys Library no. 2867 p. 13; Rawlinson A 177 f. 129).

Ref: Alphabetical list of officials: K-Z', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4: Admiralty Officials 1660-1870 (1975), pp. 135-59.


Mursley , Buckingham

 As a result of the division of the Fortescue lands between these co-heirs, the manor of Mursley and the greater part of Salden became the sole property of Viscountess Gage, whose trustees, in 1736, in accordance with her father's will, sold it to Hugh Barker, merchant of London and Bengal. (fn. 73) Barker's son sold the property about the middle of the 18th century to Sampson Gideon, a Jewish capitalist and financier. (fn. 74) Sampson, his son, inherited the estates, (fn. 75) and was in 1789 created Lord Eardley, having already assumed the surname of Eardley. (fn. 76) On his death in 1824 he was succeeded by his three daughters and co-heirs, Selina wife of John Walbanke Childers, Maria wife of Lord Saye and Sele, and Charlotte wife of Sir Culling Smith, bart. (fn. 77) The property was sold soon after this date. (fn. 78)

Ref: Parishes: Mursley', A History of the County of Buckingham: Volume 3 (1925), pp. 401-06.


Whittlesey, Cambridge

 The united manors were held by the Waldegraves for about a century and a half (fn. 3) but did not follow the direct male line. By a series of family settlements (fn. 4) the lordship became vested in the representatives of Elizabeth, relict of the 4th earl (d. 1816), and her sisters Charlotte Duchess of Grafton and Lady Hugh Seymour. In 1843 it was held in trust for the Ladies Horatia Elizabeth and Ida Anna Waldegrave, sisters of the 7th earl, from whom it was purchased shortly before 1851 (fn. 5) by John Walbanke Childers of Cantley (Yorks.), sometime M.P. for Cambridgeshire. At this date courts leet and baron were held twice a year, at which fines certain were levied. (fn. 6) The six-monthly manorial courts were still being held in the present century. (fn. 7) Childers died in 1886, but his trustees continued to be principal landowners for nearly fifty years longer. (fn. 8)

'Ref: North Witchford Hundred: Whittlesey', A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 4: City of Ely; Ely, N. and S. Witchford and Wisbech Hundreds (2002), pp. 123-35.


Cantley (St. Wilfrid), Yorkshire

 CANTLEY (St. Wilfrid), a parish, in the union of Doncaster, S. division of the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, W. riding of York, 3 miles (E. by S.) from Doncaster; containing 651 inhabitants. This parish, of which large portions were anciently possessed by different religious foundations, including those of Worksop, Kirkstall, and Hampole, comprises about 5160 acres, and contains the hamlets of Branton, Bessecar, High and Low Ellers, Gatewood, and Kilholme. The surface is level, and in some parts is well wooded. The parish is intersected by the road between Doncaster and Bawtry, which leaves it at Rossington bridge; and the Torn forms its southern boundary, dividing it from those portions of Finningsby parish which are in Yorkshire. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £6. 6. 5½., and in the patronage of John Walbanke Childers, Esq., who is the impropriator: the vicarial tithes have been commuted for land producing £175 per annum, and there is a good glebehouse. The church was formerly in the hands of a religious community; it is a small cemented structure, with a low tower.

Ref: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 501-11.



Clitheroe Election.

 Colonel Granville reported, from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, the Matter touching the Election for the Borough of Clitheroe, in the County of Lancaster, as the same appeared to the said Committee, and the Resolution of the Committee thereupon; which he read in his Place: and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.

 Upon the Petition of Thomas Stringer Esquire, complaining of an undue Election and Return of Ambrose Pudsey Esquire to serve for the Borough of Clitheroe:

 The Committee have examined the Merits of that Election.

 That, upon the Poll, the Numbers were thus;


For Mr. Pudsey


For Mr. Stringer


 But the Petitioner insisted, That several Irregularities had been practised at the said Election; and that several ought to be added to Mr. Stringer's Poll; which would give him a Majority.

 That the Right was agreed to be in the Bailiffs. Burgesses, and Freemen; but if the Person that had the Inheritance voted, the Tenant could not:

 That the Custom of the Borough is, every Year, to have an Inquiry-Jury in that Borough; whose Office it is, to inquire who are Burgesses and Freemen; and such as are found by that Jury are entered in a Book, and have only used to vote at Elections.

 But that the Petitioner insisted, That the Bailiffs did at this Election refuse to call an Inquiry-Jury; by which means, several Persons that ought to have been found as Burgesses and Freemen, were not found; and so he was deprived of several Voices.

 And for this they called,

  Thomas Dugdale: Who said, He had searched the Records of the Town, and found Inquiry-Juries had been called in December, November, January, February, March, and April; and that, the 11th of October, he desired, of Mr. Bailiff Whitaker, that an Inquiry-Jury might be called; and that he denied it, saying, It was in their Power; and that Mr. Stringer should not be a Parliament-man. And

  Thomas Dugdale, John Robinson, John Deane, said, That, on the 23d October, they, with several Persons that had a Right to be found, went to Bailiff Lyster, and desired of him to call an Inquiry-Jury: That Mr. Lister said, He would call a Hall, and consider of it; but he did not call a Hall, nor call an Inquiry-Jury. And

  Dean said, That Mr. Pudsey, and Mr. Walbank that acted for Mr. Pudsey, told him, the said Dean, That, if he would be for Mr. Pudsey, an Inquiry-Jury should be called, and he should have a good Voice.

  Richard Haye said, Mr. Slater asked him to vote for Mr. Pudsey; and made him the same Promise.

  Tho. Nowell said, One of the Bailiffs asked him to be for Mr. Pudsey; and made him the same Promise.

  Wm. Dugdale, John Wilson, said, Walbank made him the like Promise.

  Geo. Haworth proved a Deed from John Dugdale to John Dean; but said, there was a Re-conveyance a Month after.

  John Troy said, He went down with the Petitioner to Clitheroe; and was at the Election: That he informed the Bailiffs of several Freemen that would vote; but the Bailiffs said, They would call none but what were in their Call-Book, and as they were there.

  Wm. Dugdale said, He had a Right to vote for the House he lived in; which he had been in Possession of since Michaelmas.

  William Dean said, He had been found by the Inquiry-Jury: That his Landlord did vote, but not for this House: That he was not found for the House he had lived in; but, about Three Weeks before the Election, and before the Proclamation, came out for the Dissolution of the last Parliament, had tendered a Groat to the TownClerk to enter his Name.

  Nich. Nowell said, That Mr. Bailiff Whitaker put him into a free House; and that he was to live there free till Lady-day, provided he would vote as the Bailiff did; and that, afterwards, Mr. Walbank offered him 30s. to vote for Mr. Pudsey; which he refused; but did receive of him 30s. to keep out of the Hall: And said, If he had not received that 30s. he would have been for Mr. Stringer: And that Bailiff Whitacre threatened him, if he came to London, to sting his Wife and Children in the Street; and afterwards committed him to the County-Gaol, though there was a Gaol in the Town.

  Thomas Dugdale, John Robinson, said, That they had acquainted Bailiff Whitaker, That Nowell was to appear before this Committee 17th January: And that he said, He did not care; he had abused him, and he would send him to Gaol:

 That Henry Baily was Heir by Descent to a Burgagehouse, but not found:

 That One Franklyn offered to vote; and had 10s. a Year Rent reserved; but he did receive Adms.

'Ref: House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 12 February 1696', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 440-45.


City of Westminster,Four Shillings Tax

16 records




Tax assessment £

Rental value £

Tax assessment £

Stock value £

Walbank, - (Madam)

Walbank, Robert










Four Shillings In The Pound Aid 1693-1694: City of Westminster, St Anne Westminster, Porters Street', Four Shillings In The Pound Aid 1693/4: The City of London, the City of Westminster, and Metropolitan Middlesex (1992).




Alms-houses of Westminster

 [26 September 1649]

  The estimate of the charge for the School and other uses, £1,929 12s per annum; The Governors named.; The habitation and succession of the Governors.; The Encorporation and title of the Governors; The buildings, premises and Rents vested in the Governors; viz. The Abbey of Westminster, the Cloysters, the late Dean's house, and the late Prebends houses, etc.; Tuthil fields.; The Schoolhouse in Chiswick.; To govern according to the Statutes of the Colledge, not being superstitious.; Governors to place the Almsmen.; Weekly allowance to the poor.; Doctor Williams foundation.; Trustees for maintenance of Ministers to pay the Preachers in the Abbey.; Governors to remove and place ministers in the Abbey.; The Governors to repair the Abbey and other necessary servants there.; The Governors upon examination of the statutes,;

 Whereas the Commons of England assembled in Parliament, having ever been zealous to continue and establish all Works and Foundations tending to the advancement of learning, or any other charitable and pious use or uses whatsoever; and more particularly the ancient Free-School and Alms-houses in the City of Westminster, part of, or belonging unto the late Cathedral or Collegiate Church of Westminster, or under the Government of the late Dean and Chapter of the same, Did therefore in the late Act of Parliament for abolishing (amongst other things) of Deans and Chapters, and setling all their Honors, Manors and Hereditaments whatsoever, in Sir John Wollaston and other Trustees and their Heirs, except out of the same the Foundation of Westminster School, and all Revenues, Issues, Fees, Profits, sums of Money and allowances whatsoever, which before the first of December, One thousand six hundred forty one, have been, and then ought to be paid, disposed and allowed unto, and for the maintenance of any Grammar School or Schollars, or for or towards the reparation of any Schoolhouse, Alms-house, or for any other charitable use, payable out of any of the said premises, as in and by the said Act (amongst other things) more at large it doth and may appear: Since which Act the Commons of England being informed, and fully satisfied, that the said School is not any distinct foundation of it self, but part of the Corporation and Foundation of the said late Dean and Chapter of Westminster, so that all the Revenues of the said Dean and Chapter are by vertue of the said Act vested in the said Trustees, yet still charged and chargeable with the said School and Almshouses, and such other charitable uses, as the said premises stood charged with, in the hands of the said Dean and Chapter, until some reasonable proportion thereof be particularly set forth for those charitable ends and purposes, and the annual charge of the said School, of the said Alms-houses, of the weekly allowances to several poor people, reparations of the Structure of the Abbey Church of Westminster, with the Cloysters and other Buildings thereunto belonging, and of some necessary servants in the said Abbey (all which the Revenues of the said late Dean and Chapter stood chargeable with) being computed and found to amount unto One thousand nine hundred twenty nine pounds twelve shillings per annum: And the Parliament of England resolving to settle and establish for ever, a plentiful Revenue for defraying of the same; And likewise certain Governors for the better ordering, managing and disposing of the said Revenues to those charitable ends and purposes, Have Enacted and Ordained, and be it Enacted and Ordained by the Commons of England assembled in Parliament, and by the Authority of the same, That Sir William Masham Baronet, Sir John Danvers Knight, Sir John Trevor Knight, Francis Rous, Nicholas Love, John Gourdon, Humphrey Salaway, John Fielder, Esquires; Lord Commissioner Whitlock, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Sir William Strickland Baronet, Sir Henry Vane jun. Knight, Sir James Harrington Knight, Edmund Ludlow, Thomas Lister, John White, Luke Hodges, John Weaver, John Dove, Augustine Garland, John Carew, Henry Smith, William Cawley, Esqs; Edmund Prideaux, Esq; Attorney-General, John Downs, John Ven, Esqs; Thomas Atkin Alderman of London, Edward Lord Howard, Nathaniel Rich, William Masham, Michael Oldsworth Esqs; John Bradshaw Sergeant at Law, Lord President of the Councel of State, Daniel Blagrave, Humphrey Edwards, Esqs; Philip Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, William Earl of Salisbury, Charles Fleetwood, Luke Robinson. Cornelius Holland, Esqs; Sir William Armyn, Henry Marten, Algernon Sidney, George Thompson, Robert Wallop, Richard Salaway, Gilbert Millington, William Leaman, Sir John Hippesley, Sir Richard Lucy, John Moor, Thomas Challoner, Thomas Toll, William Stephens, Laurence Whittacre, Esqs; Isaac Pennington Alderman of London, and Rowland Wilson Alderman of London, or any five of them, and such others (whose usual places of habita tion shall be in the Cities of Westminster and London, or within Thirty miles of the same) as shall from time to time for ever hereafter be nominated and chosen in and to the places and steads of such of them as shall decease, or for just cause be removed by the most part of them which then shall be Governors, to be and succeed in the place and places of them deceasing; or being so removed, shall and may be Governors of the said School and Almshouses, and of the Members, Goods, Lands, Revenues and Hereditaments of the same, at all times for ever hereafter: And the said Governors, School and Almshouses, shall for ever hereafter stand and be incorporated, established and founded in name and in deed a Body Politique and Corporate, to have continuance for ever by the name of the Governors of the School and Almshouses of Westminster. And that the said Governors may have a perpetual Succession for ever, and that they and their Successors may for ever hereafter have, hold and enjoy, and to all intents and purposes shall henceforth for ever stand and be actually seized and possessed of the Structures, Messuages, Lands, Rents, Revenues, Profits, Tenements and Hereditaments hereafter mentioned, The said Act for abolishing of Deans and Chapters, or any other Law or Statute to the contrary notwithstanding; that is to say, the Structure called the Abbey of Westminster, with the Cloysters and Buildings, part of, or belonging to the said Abbey and Cloysters; All such Rooms as have been imployed for Workhouses, or Storehouses for the Buildings aforesaid; All advantages and profits whatsoever, as shall or may any way arise or grow by reason of the Monuments or Funerals in the said Abbey, Church or Cloysters; The Messuage or House in the said Colledge, called The Deans House, with all the Buildings, Stables, Outhouses, Orchards and Gardens thereunto belonging, the Gardens and common Orchard belonging to the said Colledge, the Schoolhouse and Library, the Lodgings for the Schollars, Ushers, Auditor, and Library-keeper; All those Messuages or Houses now or lately belonging to the Schoolmaster, Receiver or Launder, with all Outhouses, Gardens, Orchards, and other appurtenances to them or any of them appertaining; All those Buildings called The Grainery, Bakehouse, and Brewhouse, and all other Buildings and Rooms belonging to the said School, Library, or to any of the premises before-mentioned, with their and every of their appurtenances in Westminster aforesaid, All those Almshouses lately belonging unto the said Colledge, with all and every of their Rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever, to them or any of them belonging, scituate in Westminster aforesaid; All those several Messuages or Tenements belonging to the Prebends of the said Collegiate Church, with all Stables, Outhouses, Yards, Gardens, Orchards, and other appurtenances whatsoever, to them or any of them belonging in Westminster aforesaid; Except that House, with the appurtenances, wherein Doctor Steward lately lived, and is now setled by Act of Parliament on the Sergeant at Arms attending the House; All that Common, called or known by the name of Tuthil Fields, with all its Rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever, in the County of Middlesex, which of Right did formerly belong to the late Dean and Chapter of Westminster; All that Messuage called The Schoolhouse, and all Outhouses, Gardens, Orchards, Yards, and other appurtenances thereunto belonging in Cheswick, in the said County of Middlesex; And all Profits, Commodities, Emoluments and Hereditaments whatsoever, to the said premises or any of them belonging, or with them or any of them heretofore occupied or enjoyed, in as large and ample maner, to all intents and purposes whatsoever, as the said late Dean and Chapter, or any person or persons claiming by, from or under them did or might enjoy the same; And all those several yearly Rents, sums of Money, and other annual Revenues, to be issuing out of, or payable for the several Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments hereafter particularly nominated; viz.

 Com. Middlesex.


 Matthew Walbank, two Tenements, thirteen shillings four pence.

Ref: September 1649: An Act For the continuance and maintenance of the School and Alms-houses of Westminster.', Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660 (1911), pp. 256-77.


Lancashire Fines, Henry VI, 1428–9.

 Richard Tunley, Richard de Tounley, Thomas Walbank, chaplain, Thomas de Aton, of York, bowyer, Alan de Classeham, John Dobinogh, and others, Robert del Holt, of Chesum, and Thurstan de Holand, Richard de Syngleton, chaplain, and Robert Brokholes, Thomas Travers, and Elizabeth, widow of Alexander de Etheleston.

'Lancashire Fines: Henry VI (various dates)', Final Concords for Lancashire, Part 3: 1377-1509 (1905), pp. 123-30.


Office Holders

Walbank, John Chaplain in Extraordinary [23 Feb. 1662] (LC 3/26, f. 127v). No further occ.

Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (revised): Court Officers, 1660-1837 (2006), pp. 1582-625


Barnwood, Gloucestershire


BARNWOOD, which in 1066 was a member of Gloucester Abbey's Barton manor, (fn. 43) became a separate manor. (fn. 44) The abbey, which was granted free warren on the demesne in 1354 (fn. 45) and administered its Cranham land with Barnwood, retained the manor until the Dissolution. (fn. 46) In 1541 it was given to the dean and chapter of Gloucester cathedral (fn. 47) and by c. 1547, when a lease was granted to Sir Thomas Seymour, was held with Cranham and Wotton manors. The lease passed before 1550 to Thomas Winston, who was followed as lessee in 1560 or 1561 by Edward and Richard Stephens. Edward (d. 1587) devised his lease to his son Thomas, (fn. 48) later of Over Lypiatt in Stroud, who was succeeded, presumably at his death in 1613, by his son Edward Stephens of Little Sodbury. The estate, later farmed from the dean and chapter on leases for 21 years renewed every few years, (fn. 49) belonged in 1661 to Edward's son, Sir Thomas Stephens, and in 1674 to George Johnson of Bowden Park near Chippenham (Wilts.). Under George's will dated 1680 it passed in turn to his wife Mary and his second son William on reaching the age of 24. Mary, William, and Mary Wright, whom William made his trustee in 1707, later defended a Chancery action concerning legacies left by George to other sons, and in 1714 William conveyed the estate to his son William. (fn. 50) The younger William, who became a Bristol merchant, died in 1750 and the estate passed to his wife Elizabeth. Her father Anthony Edwards of Little Shurdington was the leaseholder until his death in 1760. Elizabeth (d. 1773) (fn. 51) was succeeded by her daughters Elizabeth, wife of John Jones, Hester, wife of the Revd. William Walbank, and Sarah, widow of Henry Wyatt (fn. 52) and from 1782 wife of Thomas Wathen. (fn. 53) The dean and chapter, who curtailed the lords farmers' rights over the demesne in the mid 1770s, (fn. 54) took the manorial rights in hand in 1783. (fn. 55) In 1855 the manor passed to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, (fn. 56) and in 1857 it covered 506 a. in Barnwood, mostly belonging to leaseholders. The commissioners, who in 1867 endowed the bishopric of Gloucester and Bristol with 276 a. in Barnwood, sold off parts of the estate, mostly to the leaseholders. (fn. 57) In 1932 the remaining 303 a. were bought by Gloucester corporation for housing and a cemetery. (fn. 58)

Ref: A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 4: The City of Gloucester (1988), pp. 410-20


Bisley , Gloucestershire

 Another mill was built in the early 19th century just below Iles's Mill, adjoining the house which was known as Brookside in 1972. (fn. 25) The house belonged to Abraham Walbank, an attorney, who conveyed it in 1782 to his daughter Sarah, who married Robert Lees, a surgeon. In 1811 Sarah sold it to Joseph Iles, clothier, who went into partnership with Thomas Iles and built a cloth-mill and enginehouse on the site. Joseph and Thomas went bankrupt in 1828 and the house and mill were assigned to their chief creditors, Joseph Pitt and his partners, bankers of Cirencester, (fn. 26) who were leasing the mill to Handy and Jesse Davis in 1836. (fn. 27) In 1840 Pitt and his partners sold the property to Samuel Lawrence of Cirencester. (fn. 28) A long wing which ran south from Brookside and evidently housed the mill, (fn. 29) had been demolished by 1882. (fn. 30) The surviving house has a symmetrical late-17thcentury range which was enlarged in the 18th century by the addition of small balancing wings to the east front and a larger range to the west front.

26 Glos. R.O., D 1815, Clutterbuck fam., abs. of title to Longcroft; for Walbank, see Glouc. Jnl. 29 May 1775, where the mill referred to is presumably Clayfield's.


Ref: Bisley: Economic history', A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 11: Bisley and Longtree Hundreds (1976), pp. 20-30.




Index', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 7: Ely, Norwich, Westminster and Worcester dioceses (1992), pp. 135-42.

, William Walbanke, 25

'Canons: Sixth prebend', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 7: Ely, Norwich, Westminster and Worcester dioceses (1992), pp. 24-5.


William Walbanke Childers M.A. 1824-1833.

 Coll. 13 March 1824 (G/l/16 p. 91). Instal. 20 March (EDC 2/11/2). D. 8 Feb. 1833 (Gent. Mag. 1833, ciii (1) 282; G/l/17 f. 3





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