The Resource Scriveners' documents | EDWARD BACKWELL was an English goldsmith and banker who was elected an alderman of the City of London shortly before the Restoration, early in 1660. His son JOHN BACKWELL was involved with his father in both banking and office-holding. In 1671 they were jointly appointed as comptrollers of customs in the port of London. SIR ROBERT CLAYTON, born in 1629, was described as the arch-scrivener of his age. In 1624 an act of Parliament defined scriveners as "persons who received other men's monies or estates into their trust or custody". Attorneys and notaries were admitted to the Company of Scriveners, thus preserving its monopoly of conveyancing work

Scriveners' documents | EDWARD BACKWELL was an English goldsmith and banker who was elected an alderman of the City of London shortly before the Restoration, early in 1660. His son JOHN BACKWELL was involved with his father in both banking and office-holding. In 1671 they were jointly appointed as comptrollers of customs in the port of London. SIR ROBERT CLAYTON, born in 1629, was described as the arch-scrivener of his age. In 1624 an act of Parliament defined scriveners as "persons who received other men's monies or estates into their trust or custody". Attorneys and notaries were admitted to the Company of Scriveners, thus preserving its monopoly of conveyancing work

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Scriveners' documents | EDWARD BACKWELL was an English goldsmith and banker who was elected an alderman of the City of London shortly before the Restoration, early in 1660. His son JOHN BACKWELL was involved with his father in both banking and office-holding. In 1671 they were jointly appointed as comptrollers of customs in the port of London. SIR ROBERT CLAYTON, born in 1629, was described as the arch-scrivener of his age. In 1624 an act of Parliament defined scriveners as "persons who received other men's monies or estates into their trust or custody". Attorneys and notaries were admitted to the Company of Scriveners, thus preserving its monopoly of conveyancing work
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Scriveners' documents | EDWARD BACKWELL was an English goldsmith and banker who was elected an alderman of the City of London shortly before the Restoration, early in 1660. His son JOHN BACKWELL was involved with his father in both banking and office-holding. In 1671 they were jointly appointed as comptrollers of customs in the port of London. SIR ROBERT CLAYTON, born in 1629, was described as the arch-scrivener of his age. In 1624 an act of Parliament defined scriveners as "persons who received other men's monies or estates into their trust or custody". Attorneys and notaries were admitted to the Company of Scriveners, thus preserving its monopoly of conveyancing work
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  • EDWARD BACKWELL was an English goldsmith and banker who was elected an alderman of the City of London shortly before the Restoration, early in 1660. His son JOHN BACKWELL was involved with his father in both banking and office-holding. In 1671 they were jointly appointed as comptrollers of customs in the port of London. SIR ROBERT CLAYTON, born in 1629, was described as the arch-scrivener of his age. In 1624 an act of Parliament defined scriveners as "persons who received other men's monies or estates into their trust or custody". Attorneys and notaries were admitted to the Company of Scriveners, thus preserving its monopoly of conveyancing work
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  • [Scrivener's document, being a Bill of Writings, involving various amounts of expenditures in pounds and shillings, prepared for City of London Alderman [Edward] Backwell. On the verso are stamped the words 'Clayton MSS'. 1669. On page three [written upside down] is a list of expenditures in pounds for "His Grace the Duke of Richmond", dated 1666] (4 p.)
  • [Scrivener's document, relating to payment of a debt by William Reeve to Edward Backwell, Alderman of the City of London, and John Backwell [his son] "Gent". [Witnessed by] Wm. [William] Ellys [and] Jo. [John] Churchill] 1672 Jun. 10. (2 p.)
  • [Scrivener's document. "Writings [a list of expenditures totalling fifty two pounds, seven shillings and sixpence] made for Alderman Backwell / Mr. Morris". On the verso are stamped the words 'Clayton MSS'] (3 p.)
  • [Scriveners' document, involving various expenditures of money, relating to the [Manor] of Barkworth, prepared for Thomas Archer, Esq., in connection with Alderman [Edward] Backwell [and Sir Robert Clayton and John Backwell] On the verso are stamped the words 'Clayton MSS'] 1673. (2 p.)
  • [Scrivener's document (torn at bottom through signature) being a notification to Edward Backwell, Esq., that various bonds and other monies forming an agreement between Henry Johnson, Esq., and the said Edward Backwell, amounting to six thousand, five hundred and forty three pounds, have been received into custody] [n.d.] / [signature is torn away, but begins with the letter 'J'] [witnessed by] Wm [William] Belke (2 p.)
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