Bridewell Royal Hospital:
Minutes of the Court of Governors
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22nd May 1751 - 1st December 1761

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Image 259 of 43123rd July 1756


Continued Friday 23d. July 1756

Boadles Grat yr. Midsr 1756


Upon Reading the humble Petition of the 4 Beadles & Portersman
of this Hospital for their Usual gratuitys of Forty shillings a peice for
the half year ending at Midsummer last for their Salarys are but small
It is Orderd that the Clerk of these Hospitals do give and pay
unto them Forty Shillings a peice to be Allowed him in his rest Amount

Basketmendo


Upon Reading the humble Petition of the three Basketman of
Bethlem Hospital for their Usual Gratuitys of Twenty shillings a peice
for the half year ending at Midsumer last for their Salarys are but
Small It is Orderd that the Clerk of these Hospitals do give & pay
unto them Twenty shillings apeice to be Allowed him in his next Account

Hamersley Hugh & Eliza Report
[..] to Treat for Addl. Term to
Lease (cha & No.1)}


Upon Reading a Report from the Comittee of this House dated
14th. April 1756 under the hands of John Wallington< no role > Esqr. Trear
Mr. Robert Pott< no role > This name instance is in a workspace. , Mr. Joseph Vere< no role > , Edwd. Umfreville< no role > Esqr. and Mr.
Richard Manby< no role > , as follows ViztUpon Reading the Memorial of
Hugh Hamersley< no role > This name instance is in a workspace. Esqr & his Sister Eliza Hamersley< no role > Spinster (which was
referr'd by the Court 11th. Septr 1755) to the following Effect ViztThat
they are Tenants of 5 houses at Charing Cross under a Lease from
the Governers dated 16 Decr. 1738 at the rent of 80P Annr fo 21 years
from Ladyday 1740 which will Expire the 5th. of April 1761That only
3 of the said houses are fronting to the Street one of which lately let at
50. a year is Empty and the other 2 are in aback vurt without although face
That the Rent of all the houses when lett have amounted to no
more than 200. a YearThat the very large Sums have been
Expended by the Memorialists in Repairs of the said Houses (which
were built by the Memorialists Grand father Sir Hugh Hamersley< no role > This name instance is in a workspace. about 70
Years agoe) the present Defect is so great that your Memorialists are
informed the Expence of athorough repair to put them into Tenantable
Condition to be Lett for Terms of years will amount to 600. or upwards
That the Under leases o the Houses now Tenanted are all Expired & some of the
Tonants are willing to renew but not without Through repairs wch the Shorness
of the Memorils ls Term will not Admitt them to doThat the Memorialists are willing
to lay out 500 in Limitted time in Necessary repairs if the Govrs. will please to
compleat the Subsisting Term to the Extent of 31 years from Lady day 1755
& make some Reduction of the Reserved rent Adeguate to the Age & Decay of
the Houses & the Great & Growing Decease of the Improved rents by reason of
the Numerous and fine buildings Erected & carrying on in Westmr. as is more
at Large Setforth in the said MemorialThe Treasurer and 4 of the
Comittee on the 11th of March last having Viewed the sd. Houses and found the
foundations all good & very Little repairs wanting besides some Whitewashing
of the said Memorial are of Opinion, not to Treat at present about an
Additional Term of years in the said Houses fromforthe Expiration of the
Lease in being all wch is nevertheless Submitted to the Judgment of the Court
This Court having duly weighed & Consider'd the sd. Report doth Confirm
the same.




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