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Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
Lot: 2059

(x) From the Mayflower Collection
Elizabethan Treasury
An Important Treasury Document with Relevance to the City of London
1563 (28 January) letter from William Paulet, 1st Marquess of Winchester as Lord High Treasurer and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Walter Mildmay to a teller at the Receipt of the Exchequer regarding the "lease of one Tenement within the appurtenances in Chicholeys Alley in the parrishe of all Saincte in the Citie of London which the saide [William] Williamson cannot enjoye for that the side Tenement is grannted to one Calton as by recorde thereof remayninge with the Clerke of the pipe." Given at Hartford Castle. Signed "Winchester" and "Wa: Mildmaye".
Richard Pratt signs for the receipt of the sum. This is crossed out and he signs an acquaintance from Richard Stanley, one of the tellers of the receipt of the Exchequer. Christopher Smyth, Clerk of the Pipe declares that the payment has been made. Fine state of preservation given its age.

Notes: William Paulet, 1st Marquess of Winchester (c.1483-1572), High Sheriff of Hampshire, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Comptroller of the Household, Treasurer of the Household, Lord Chamberlain of the Household, Lord Stewart of the Household, Lord High Treasurer, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Lord High Steward for the trial of the Duke of Somerset.

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