The Graham Charitable Society, instituted Septr. 13th anno 1759


description below

  • Creator: Graham Charitable Society.
  • Title: The Graham Charitable Society, instituted Septr. 13th anno 1759. : His Grace the Duke of Montrose, Patron.
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [approximately 1820]

Catalog Record

File 66 820 G739+

Acquired October 2021

To wit. We [blank], church-wardens and overseers of the poor

description below

A settlement certificate signed, and with seals, by the church wardens, overseers of the poor, and witnesses, for a husband, wife, and their two children in the Parish pf Tamworth in the county of Warwick.

  • Title: To wit. We [blank], church-wardens and overseers of the poor in the parish of [blank] in the [blank] of [blank] aforesaid, do hereby own and acknowledge [blank] to be [blank] inhabitant legally settled in the parish of [blank] aforesaid …
  • Publication: [London] : Sold by J. Coles, stationer, in Fleet-Street, [ca. 1766]

Catalog Record

File 66 766 T627+

Acquired May 2021

To all to whom these presents shall come….

A certificate recording the appointment 31 May 1781 of “Henry Hastings gentleman to be collector for … the district of Colchester and Maldon … for administering the oaths … taken by paper-makers … for proving that paper brought to be stamped as stock in hand, was really, and bona fide made in Great Britain, before the commencement of … An act for repealing the present duties upon paper, pasteboards, millboards and scaleboards, made in Great Britain, and for granting other duties in lieu thereof … and also the oath taken by such makers of paper, for ascertaining the value of such paper …”. The cost of war with America caused the British government to increase taxes. In 1781 the existing excise duty on paper was abolished and replaced with a more complicated scheme which imposed seventy-eight different rates applied on the various types of paper. Transitional arrangements allowed that paper produced before the new system came into force could be taxed at the old rate, the holder of this certificate being required to take oaths from papermakers concerning such previously-manusfactured paper stock.

  • TitleTo all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye, that we whose names are hereunto set, and seals affixed, being the major part of the Chief Commissioners and Governors for the management of the receipt of excise, and other duties put under our management and receipt, in pursuance of the powers and authorities to us given, have constitued, deputed and appointed …
  • Publication[London] : [publisher not identified], [1781]

Catalog Record 

File 66 780 T627+

Acquired July 2017

These are to certifie that the body of [blank]


Records the burial of Jennett Merchant. Dated in manuscript 28 February 1728 and signed off by John Price, mayor of Bristol and initialled by two witnesses

  • Title:These are to certifie that the body of [blank] … [graphic].
  • Published:[Bristol?] : Sold by T.W. in Bristol, [ca. 1728]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 66 728 T413

Acquired January 2014