Proposed contract for Brass Guns

Object Title

Proposed contract for Brass Guns

Proposed contract for Brass Guns


16 January 1682





Scope and Content

The contract for these guns was ordered to be made in 18th January 1682/3 (Ordnance Minute Book WO 47/13/p8) and Robert Butler's bill for ú23 14s 3d was entered 13th July 1683, when the guns are noted as being 'for the yacht ffubbs'. The Minute Book entry includes a note that the guns were to be turned, but does not mention the fact that Captain Leake's model was to be used, Extracted from an Ordnance contract book. Containing the 'Proposalls of Robt. Butler on behalf of his Mats. Gunfounder' for casting 6 Brass Petareroes, 34 Chambers and 6 Brass 3 pounders, Annotated below with a note to ask Mr. Butler to come into the office to discuss the extract, and, in another hand, an order that the contract be drawn up for casting the above guns 'to be all Turned Compleat according to Capt. Leakes Moddell'.


1 manuscript

Physical Characteristics / Technical Requirements

Single sheet of foolscap, once laid down&&&12 inches x 7.5 inches (30 cm x 19 cm)

Access Conditions

Open access