Teller of the Receipt of the Exchequer

The Teller of the Receipt of the Exchequer was an office in the English Exchequer.

The Tellers of the Exchequer received any money to be paid into the Exchequer, noted the amount in a book, and sent a copy of the entry, called a Teller's Bill, to the Tally Court so that a tally could be made of it. At the end of each day, the money they had received, as determined by the Bills, was removed from their chests to be deposited in the Treasury. During the reign of Richard I, these officials numbered ten, but by the time of Henry III, they had been reduced to four, which number remained constant until the abolition of the office.[1] With several other offices of the ancient Exchequer, that of Teller of the Receipt was done away with on 10 October 1834; the office's responsibilities were given to the new Comptroller General of the Exchequer.

Tellers of the Exchequer (1660-1834)

1660 Sir George Downing, 1st Baronet Leonard Pinckney John Loving Lawrence Squibb
1661 William Pinckney
1673 Sir William D'Oyly, 2nd Baronet
1674 Thomas Vernon
1677 vacant; D'Oyly suspended
1678 (two deputies)
1680 Sir George Downing, 2nd Baronet
1684 Simon Clifford
1685 Francis Villiers
January 1689 Thomas Howard
April 1689 Henry Maynard
1693 Henry Carew
February 1694 John Berkeley, 4th Viscount Fitzhardinge
October 1694 Guy Palmes
1699 Francis Godolphin
1701 Sir John Stanley, 1st Baronet
29 June 1702 James Vernon
30 June 1702 Sir Christopher Musgrave, 4th Baronet
May 1704 Thomas Coke
September 1704 Francis Robartes
1706 Peregrine Bertie
13 October 1710 John Smith
31 October 1710 Russell Robartes
1711 George Hay, Viscount Dupplin
July 1712 Thomas Mansel, 1st Baron Mansel
December 1712 vacant
1713 Basil Feilding, 4th Earl of Denbigh
6 November 1714 John Smith John West, 6th Baron De La Warr
January 1715 Sir Roger Mostyn, 3rd Baronet
7 November 1715 Richard Onslow, 1st Baron Onslow Lord William Powlett
1716 Richard Hampden
21 March 1718 Thomas Newport, 1st Baron Torrington Thomas Onslow, 2nd Baron Onslow
1719 George Parker, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield
October 1723 vacant
1724 George Treby
1727 Thomas Townshend
1729 Sir Charles Turner, 1st Baronet
1738 Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke
1741 Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole
1757 James Waldegrave, 2nd Earl Waldegrave
April 1763 Robert Henley, 2nd Earl of Northington
May 1763 George Nugent-Temple-Grenville, 1st Marquess of Buckingham
1766 John Jeffreys Pratt, 1st Marquess Camden
July 1786 Edward Thurlow, 1st Baron Thurlow
August 1786 Henry Bathurst, 2nd Earl Bathurst
1794 vacant
1806 Hon. William Eden
1810 Charles Philip Yorke
1813 Spencer Perceval
April 1834 Charles William Manningham


  1. Thomas, Francis Sheppard. The ancient Exchequer of England. pp. 132, 134. Retrieved 2007-10-10.
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