St John's College W.3 (part)

Receipt for a benefaction from Francis Robins. English, 1724

Receipt signed by Robert Lambert (d. 1735), Senior Bursar and subsequently Master of St John’s College, and witnessed by John Whitfeild, for the sum of £243 19s 4d received 19 Feb. 1723/4 from the executors of Francis Robins, Fellow of St John’s (d. 1720), late of Suttons Valence, Kent, in part payment of bequests made to the College. The executors are named as John Bowtell DD, John Smyth and Richard Fowle. The total benefaction received amounted to more than £2617.

Manuscript extra information

255x195mm. A single sheet. With a letter from M. E. Cash, Secretary and Senior Archivist of the British Records Association, 28 Oct. 1955, presenting the document to the College Library and noting that it formed ‘part of a large collection of documents received from Sidney Hodgson, Esq., of Hodgson and Co.’ of Chancery Lane, London.

Not bound. Paper. Stamped ‘BRA 239’ and endorsed in contemporary hands ‘Bursars Receipts in part’ and ‘Received from the Bursar of St Johns College’.