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GEORGE I (1660-1727). King of Great Britain and Ireland. Elector of Hanover.
Document Signed, ('George R' at the head), 1 page folio (small piece torn from bottom right hand corner not affecting the text), Pyremont, 11 June 1719. A warrant addressed to the commissioners of the treasury for a payment to Major Finbow (no christian name supplied).
'Our will and pleasure is That by virtue of our Generall Letters of privy seal bearing date the 29th day os September 1714, you issue and pay or cause to be issued and paid, out of any our Treasurer or Revenue, in the Receipt of Our Exchequer, applicable to the use of Our Civil Government, unto Our Trusty and Welbeloved Major [blank space] Finbow, or to his assigns, the sum of Three hundere Twenty two pounds, without Account, to wite, Three hundre pouns part thereof, as of Our free Gift and Royal Bounty, And the remaining Twenty two pounds, to satisfy the Fees and Charges, attending the Receipt of the said Three hundred pounds; And for so doing this shall be your Warrant Given at Our Court of Pyremont the 11th day of June 1719 In the Fifth year of Our Reign.
'By His Maties Command signifyed by Earl Stanhope
[signed J. Aislabie, J. Wallop, Geo. Baillie, William Clayton.
'Finbow 300li Bounty & 22li for the Fees thereof.
By the Act of Settlement it had originally been required that the new king should seek the assent of parliament before leaving the country; the clause in question was, however, repealed before the Act came into force.
'George I made immediate use of his newly granted freedom. In July 1716 he made the first of his six visits to Hanover, and was away for twenty-eight weeks. Further visits occurred in 1719, 1720, 1723, 1725-6, and 1727. In total George I spent about two and three-quarter years of his thirteen-year reign in Hanover, or at any rate out of Britain.' [G.C. Gibbs in Oxford DNB].

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