Document referenceQFA(A)
TitleTreasurers' accounts : North Riding Quarter Sessions
DescriptionThis sub-series contains accounts, including:-

- "The booke for maymede souldyers and marryners", which includes orders of the Justices in Sessions (with original signatures), and memoranda relating to the appointment of treasurers, the levying or "estreat" and collection of rates and accounts for the relief of maimed soldiers from 1593, and for hospitals from 1598, with a very few payments for bridges (from the hospital account) 1604, 1608. Also includes rates for other purposes, for example, the composition for the saltpetre works 1604, and the militia rate 1611. Includes abstracts of accounts 1593-1603, and lists of maimed soldiers receiving pensions. The end of the volume contains an account of money spent on North Riding bridges 1562-1580 & undated, a list of beacons in the North Riding, undated, and rates for common armour and men 1584-1591 [1593-1616/7]

- a partial index to the accounts.

- accounts of the treasurers of maimed (or lame) soldiers and hospitals. These are probably copy accounts with copy signatures of examining Justices and in the same hand until 1629. Separate accounts of the treasurers for the divisions of Langbaurgh 1610-1642, and Richmondshire 1611-1637 financed by separate rates. No accounts for the period 1642-1660 for the division of Langbaurgh and 1637-1664 for the division of Richmondshire. After the Restoration, only summary accounts are recorded, and these are incomplete [1610-1688]

- treasurers' rough accounts and memoranda, with receipts and payments for bridges, vagrants, soldiers' baggage, the house of correction, and so on. These are apparently the accounts of Ralph Bell of Thirsk, treasurer for the division of Langbaurgh 1707-1729 [1707-1730]

- annual accounts (Michaelmas to Michaelmas), examined or audited usually at Michaelmas Sessions. Payments are arranged under subjects (which varied from time to time) such as bridges, the prosecution of felons, the conveyance of vagrants, chief constables, militiamen's families (to 1815), the house of correction, law business, the Clerk of the Peace, and the treasurer's salary and charges. Annual summaries of accounts (receipts and payments) 1792-1839. There are two copies of the accounts, both apparently identical, and both examined or audited. This practice seems to have begun with the appointment of Valentine Kitchingman, treasurer 1792-1829, and was continued by his successors. From Christmas Sessions 1846-7 the accounts are sessional not annual [1765-1848]

- treasurers' accounts [1848-1890]

- sessional accounts but similar to annual accounts above with payments under subject headings and summaries of accounts for each session. These accounts were examined and audited [1835-1862, 1878-1886]

- quarterly statements of receipts and expenditure [1878-1882, 1882-1886, 1886-1890]

- treasurers' cash accounts [1861-1889]

- draft sessional accounts and memoranda. Some of these accounts are undated, but mostly there is one booklet per Session [1835-1846]

- bank books for accounts with Jonathan Backhouse and Company of Northallerton and Messrs Swan Clough and Company covering the period of office of William Swire, treasurer 1856-1878 [1856-1877]

- printed abstract of accounts covering the period. They include abstracts of criminal statistics 1858-1859 to 1887-1888 [1821-1823, 1825-1828, 1833, 1835-1857, 1859-1881, 1883-1889]

- draft abstracts of accounts for 1831-2, 1833-4, and 1834-5 only, years for which no printed abstracts are extant [1832-1835]

- police accounts, ledgers [1857-1873, 1873-1878, 1878-1882, 1882-1886, 1886-1891]

- police accounts, quarterly statements of receipts and expenditure [1863-1868, 1868-1872]

- police accounts, cash accounts [1857-1878]

- police superannuation fund cash book [1857-1890]
Date1593-1889
LevelSeries
Catalogue statusCatalogued
Administrative historyThe printed abstracts of accounts were ordered to be printed and circulated to the Justices after the audit of the accounts at Michaelmas Sessions 1821
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