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Receivers General for the Treasury James St. John, Esquire and Goldsmith[1]

Male Abt 1649 - 1726  (~ 77 years)


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  • Name James St. John 
    Title Receivers General for the Treasury 
    Suffix Esquire and Goldsmith 
    Born abt. 1649  St Nicholas Cole Abbey, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • marriage record with Sarah Griffith has him aged about 29 in 1678.
    Christened 4 Apr 1652  St Nicholas Cole Abbey, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Fact 1 4 May 1667  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Event

    Date: 05/04/1667
    Year: 1667
    Apprenticeship

    Bond Length: 8 years
    Bond Value:
    Start Date:
    Note:
    Persons

    Details Role(s) Status
    James St John (Male)
    Baker - London, London Father of apprentice Co Baker, Citizen and
    John Vaughan (Male)
    Occupation not stated - Location unknown, County unknown Master Co Goldsmith
    James St John (Male)
    Occupation not stated - London, London New apprentice  
    Fact 2 1674  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Event

    Date:
    Year: 1674
    Freedom

    Freedom Method: Servitude
    Freedom Notes:
    Persons

    Details Role(s) Status
    James St John (Male)
    Occupation not stated - Location unknown, London New freeman Co Goldsmith
    John Vaghan (Male)
    Occupation not stated - Location unknown, County unknown Master  
    Occupation 1677  The White Horse, Lombard Street, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Master Goldsmith, Banker, Receiver General 
    Fact 4 1689  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Cambridge, Northampton, and Oxford, England:
    Ma y 21, 1689

    James St. John, goldsmith at the White Horse in Lombard Street, for co. Bucks (May 31). Proposal for his sureties, May 30. Warrant for taking his sureties, May 31. Surety : Francis St. John, esq., of Thorpe, co. Northants. For co. Northampton (May 31). Proposal for his sureties, May 30. Warrant for taking his sureties, May 31. Sureties : John Barkesdale, merchant in Miles Lane, London, Isaac Hawkins, citizen and grocer in Thames Street, near London Bridge. For co. Cambridge (June 3). Proposal for his sureties, June 1. Warrant for taking his sureties, June 3. Sureties : Benjamin Williams, merchant in Friday Street, London, John Cutlove, linen draper at the Three Nuns in Cheapside. For co. Herts (June 3). Proposal for his sureties, June 1. Warrant for taking his sureties, June 3. Sureties : Samuel Towler, merchant, of Cold Harbour in Thames Street, Joseph Gray, linen draper at the Hen and Chickens in Cornhill. For co. Oxford (June 22). Proposal for sure June 20. Warrant for taking his sureties, June?. Surety : Charles Barksdale of London, merchant.

    source:
    'Entry Book: May 1689, 21-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 9: 1689-1692 (1931), pp. 126-144. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104775 Date accessed: 26 October 2014.
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    10 Aug 1689
    Same to James St. John, Receiver of the Poll in cos. Cambridge, Northampton and Oxford, to pay 7,000 l . of his receipts to William Harbord at Northampton for the service of the Forces designed for Ireland. On your sending to the Agents for Taxes Harbord's bill for this the value shall be immediately paid into the Exchequer on your account as Receiver.
    source: Out Letters( General) XII, p. 78
    'Entry Book: August 1689, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 9: 1689-1692 (1931), pp. 207-223. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104780 Date accessed: 26 October 2014.
    ____________________________________
    24 Sep 1689
    The like, dated Sept. 24, for James St. John as Receiver for the 12 d . Aid for co. Oxford : sureties , himself, Charles Barksdale of London, merchant, John Mills of London, distiller.
    source: R eference Book VI, p. 93.
    'Entry Book: September 1689, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 9: 1689-1692 (1931), pp. 237-254. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104782 Date accessed: 26 October 2014. 
    Fact 3 1695  St. Mary Woolnoth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    In 'The Inhabitants Within the Walls 1695', London Record Society, 1966, there is listed James St.John, a goldsmith, assessed at 600 pounds, with wife Alice living in the parish of St.Mary Woolnoth. There was also a Lucey (sic) St.John living in the same 
    Generation 21 
    Occupation 1699  St. Mary Woolnoth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Church Warden 1699-1700 term 
    Died Jul 1726  St. Lawrence Pountney, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 30 Jul 1726  St. Lawrence Pountney, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Record Status 21 Nov 2014 
    Record Complete  
    Notes 
    • Obituary for his daughter, Elizabeth:
      Near Paddington, on the Edgeware-road, aged 104, Mrs. St. John, a single lady of considerable fortune. See above, p. 727

      25. At Edgeware-row, Paddington, in her 102d year, Mrs. Eliz. St. John, a maiden lady, dau. to Jas. St. John, esq; formerly an eminent goldsmith in Lombard-street. [14]
    • Tontine for daughter, Elizabeth:

      Sept 6

      Mr. Urban,

      I send you the following list, which has been in my possession these ten years, imagining it will be acceptable to you, and some of the readers of your useful and comprehensive Miscellany. It contains the names of the few fortunate survivors of the whole number of subscribers to a Tontinc, or Scheme for raising money by way of Annuities upon Lives increasing by survivorship, which was set on foot about the year 1694*[1693], or between that time and the death of King William III. together with some brief memoirs of those of them that I had any knowledge of. I understood that the ultimate condition of the subscription was, that the annual revenue, as it increased by the deaths of the nominees, should be divided in equal proportion among the Survivors, till it aounted to 1000L. each, which was to be paid to the last seven, and as they dropt, their dividends were not to be given to their successors; but to fall in to the public: but I found that, by some means or other, with which I am not acquainted, that 1000L amounted to 1081L which was the annual income of those seven fortunate survivors of 100L each orginal subscribed. Yours, E.



      A list of the surviving Nominees on Survivorship, February 1773

      The Right Hon. James Tyrawley and Killmaine, two shares (only son and heir of Charles Lord Tyrawley, whom he succeeded 8th June 1724, having been created Baron of Killmaine 8th January 1721-2: He died in July 1773, being then a Privy Counsellor both in England and Ireland, Field Marshal of his Majesty's forces (by commission dated 10th June 1763, the last person who enjoyed that high rank in this kingdom) Governor of Portsmouth, and Colonel of the Coldstream Regimont of Foot Guards: leaving no legitimate issue, his titles became extinct.

      Benjamin Boddington (born 26th October, 1692, son of George Boddington, Esq., of London, merchant, a Director of the Bank at its first instittuion in 1694: he was some time a Turkey merchant, and married the daughter of Mr. Ball, an eminent West India merchant, by whome he had issue (inter alios) a daughter, and two sons, Bejamin and Thomas, successors to the fortune and ? of their uncle Benjamin Ball, Esq.: and the latter of them now a Director of the Bank: he died at Enfield, co. Middlesex, Sept. 10, 1779, and was said to be one of the last three or four survivors that received 1000L. per ann.

      William Burton

      James Faure

      John James Lulliin (probably of Geneva)

      John Henry Mertins (a rich merchant of London) died 26th Aug. 1776, aged 84

      Joseph Pease (perhaps of Hull).

      Christopher Moser Rich (brother to John Rich, Esq. patentee of Covent Garden Theatre), died 5th February, 1774, in the 81st year of his age.

      Richard Warre

      Elizabeth Cooke

      Isabella Lott

      Annabelle Moreton, daughter of Dr. Moreton, lord Bishop of Meath, and half sister of Sir William Moreton, Recorder of London, died at Lewes in Sussex in May, 1774, (being then Annabella Taylor, widow.)

      Anne Maynard.

      Alice Richers.

      Rebecca Staunton.

      Elizabeth St. John, daughter of James St. John, Esq.; formerly an eminent goldsmith in Lombard Street, born Nov 1681. This lady (after having passed her latter days under the care of a very respectable and worthy relation, Mrs. St. John, of Wimple Street, daughter to the late Sir Francis St. John, Bart. and sister to the lady of the late Sir John Bernard, Bart.) died at Edgeware Row, Paddington, Aug 25, 1783, and was buried in the church yard of St. Lawrence Poutney, London: She was said upon her coffin plate to be in the 102d year of her age. There is a vault dug on purpose for her and very strongly bricked and probably her worthy relation Mrs. St. John will set up some monument.

      Philadelphia Squibb.

      On 1st Feb. 1774, there were only 13 survivors, and the income was then above 640L per ann. each.

      In Oct 1775, I was told that the income had some time been 1000L.

      In August 1776, I was informed that the last half yearly receipt was 540L. 10s.

      E. [15]
    • Letter regarding daughter, Elizabeth:
      Oct 18.

      Mr. Urban,

      I ysterday saw the masons erecting a monument for Mrs. St. John: the inscription contains no additional information, but I took it down, and here it follows:

      "In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth St. John, daughter of James St. John, Esq: citizen of London, who departed this life Aug. 25, 1783, in the 102nd year of her age."

      The sexton of the parish told me that her father (Mrs. St. John's, I mean) was buried in that place, without any memorial, 54 years ago, having been an inhabitant of Laurence-Pountney-lane. The monument is a fine table monument of Portland stone.

      Yours, & c.

      E [16]
    Person ID I803  St. John Origin and Ancestry DNA Database | St. John Generation One - Raoul de Sancto Johanne
    Last Modified 3 Nov 2015 

    Father James St. John, Citizen Brown-Baker of London,   b. 30 Oct 1608, St. Olave, Silver Street Parish, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1672, St Magnus Martyr and St Margaret New Fish St, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Anne Wiggens 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 4 Nov 1635  St Margaret Moses, Little Friday Street, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Family ID F474  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Griffith,   b. abt. 1654,   d. abt. 1684, Saint Matthew Friday Street, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Married 13 Aug 1678  All Hallows in the Wall, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • 13 Aug 1678 James St John, of Cheapside, London, Citizen & Goldsmith, Bachr, abt 29, & Sarah Griffith, of St Helen's, London, Spr, abt 24, at her own dispose, her parents dead; at All Hallows in the Wall, London.

      Collection:
      Kent: Canterbury - Marriage Licence allegations, Dean of Westminster, 1558-1699 and Vicar-General of the Archbishop of Canterbury, 1660 to 1679 (Marriage)
    Children 
     1. John St. John,   c. 14 Aug 1679, Saint Matthew Friday Street, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. Elizabeth St. John,   b. Nov 1680,   d. 25 Aug 1783, St. Lawrence Pountney, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 102 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F3498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Alice Bayly,   b. abt. 1655 
    Married 19 Aug 1685  Bridewell Chapel, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 20
    Children 
    +1. James St. John, Justice of the Peace; Surveyor General,   b. 7 Jul 1686, Saint Matthew Friday Street, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1743, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [Birth]
     2. Samuel St. John,   c. 17 Sep 1687, Saint Mary Woolnoth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +3. Thomas St. John,   b. abt. 1690,   d. bef. 1743  (Age ~ 52 years)  [Birth]
     4. Catherine Dyer St. John,   b. abt. 1692, Charleston, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 3 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F3499  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - abt. 1649 - St Nicholas Cole Abbey, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 4 Apr 1652 - St Nicholas Cole Abbey, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - Event Date: 05/04/1667 Year: 1667 Apprenticeship Bond Length: 8 years Bond Value: Start Date: Note: Persons Details Role(s) Status James St John (Male) Baker - London, London Father of apprentice Co Baker, Citizen and John Vaughan (Male) Occupation not stated - Location unknown, County unknown Master Co Goldsmith James St John (Male) Occupation not stated - London, London New apprentice - 4 May 1667 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 2 - Event Date: Year: 1674 Freedom Freedom Method: Servitude Freedom Notes: Persons Details Role(s) Status James St John (Male) Occupation not stated - Location unknown, London New freeman Co Goldsmith John Vaghan (Male) Occupation not stated - Location unknown, County unknown Master - 1674 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Master Goldsmith, Banker, Receiver General - 1677 - The White Horse, Lombard Street, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Aug 1678 - All Hallows in the Wall, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Aug 1685 - Bridewell Chapel, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 4 - Cambridge, Northampton, and Oxford, England: Ma y 21, 1689 James St. John, goldsmith at the White Horse in Lombard Street, for co. Bucks (May 31). Proposal for his sureties, May 30. Warrant for taking his sureties, May 31. Surety : Francis St. John, esq., of Thorpe, co. Northants. For co. Northampton (May 31). Proposal for his sureties, May 30. Warrant for taking his sureties, May 31. Sureties : John Barkesdale, merchant in Miles Lane, London, Isaac Hawkins, citizen and grocer in Thames Street, near London Bridge. For co. Cambridge (June 3). Proposal for his sureties, June 1. Warrant for taking his sureties, June 3. Sureties : Benjamin Williams, merchant in Friday Street, London, John Cutlove, linen draper at the Three Nuns in Cheapside. For co. Herts (June 3). Proposal for his sureties, June 1. Warrant for taking his sureties, June 3. Sureties : Samuel Towler, merchant, of Cold Harbour in Thames Street, Joseph Gray, linen draper at the Hen and Chickens in Cornhill. For co. Oxford (June 22). Proposal for sure June 20. Warrant for taking his sureties, June?. Surety : Charles Barksdale of London, merchant. source: 'Entry Book: May 1689, 21-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 9: 1689-1692 (1931), pp. 126-144. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104775 Date accessed: 26 October 2014. ____________________________________ 10 Aug 1689 Same to James St. John, Receiver of the Poll in cos. Cambridge, Northampton and Oxford, to pay 7,000 l . of his receipts to William Harbord at Northampton for the service of the Forces designed for Ireland. On your sending to the Agents for Taxes Harbord's bill for this the value shall be immediately paid into the Exchequer on your account as Receiver. source: Out Letters( General) XII, p. 78 'Entry Book: August 1689, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 9: 1689-1692 (1931), pp. 207-223. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104780 Date accessed: 26 October 2014. ____________________________________ 24 Sep 1689 The like, dated Sept. 24, for James St. John as Receiver for the 12 d . Aid for co. Oxford : sureties , himself, Charles Barksdale of London, merchant, John Mills of London, distiller. source: R eference Book VI, p. 93. 'Entry Book: September 1689, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 9: 1689-1692 (1931), pp. 237-254. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104782 Date accessed: 26 October 2014. - 1689 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 3 - In 'The Inhabitants Within the Walls 1695', London Record Society, 1966, there is listed James St.John, a goldsmith, assessed at 600 pounds, with wife Alice living in the parish of St.Mary Woolnoth. There was also a Lucey (sic) St.John living in the same - 1695 - St. Mary Woolnoth, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Church Warden 1699-1700 term - 1699 - St. Mary Woolnoth, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Jul 1726 - St. Lawrence Pountney, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 30 Jul 1726 - St. Lawrence Pountney, London, England Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Debunked Claims
    LETTER TO THE EDITOR REGARDING
‘ORIGINS OF MATHIAS AND NICHOLAS SENSION DETERMINED’
Suzanne St. John
    LETTER TO THE EDITOR REGARDING ‘ORIGINS OF MATHIAS AND NICHOLAS SENSION DETERMINED’ Suzanne St. John
    Attempt 1 to get NEHGS Register Editor, Henry Hoff, to amend the Dutch claim or offer his viewers an alternative theory.
    LETTER TO THE EDITOR REGARDING
‘ORIGINS OF MATHIAS AND NICHOLAS SENSION DETERMINED’
Suzanne St. John
    LETTER TO THE EDITOR REGARDING ‘ORIGINS OF MATHIAS AND NICHOLAS SENSION DETERMINED’ Suzanne St. John
    Attempt 2 to get NEHGS Register Editor, Henry Hoff, to amend the Dutch claim or offer his viewers an alternative theory.
    The New England Historical and Genealogical Register
Volume 167
April 2013
Whole Number 666
    The New England Historical and Genealogical Register Volume 167 April 2013 Whole Number 666
    'Origins of Mathias and Nicholas Sension Determined' by Jerome Lafayette Santken
    page 85

    Note this register has other articles that do not pertain to The St. John Genealogy. We have no opinion on those other articles. We only believe we have debunked the one beginning on page 85 of this volume.

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