[? June 1.]
Establishment, detailed, under the royal sign manual for the
officers and servants belonging to the Royal Hospital near Chelsea :
as from Xmas 1702 : (total 2636l. 9s. 0d. per an.). Queen's Warrant
Book XXII, p. 49.
Royal warrant to John Dodd, Receiver General of the Rights
and Perquisites of Admiralty, to pay 200l. to Edmund Halley gent
"whom we are sending to Vienna from thence to Buccari upon a
special service relating to our Navy." Ibid., p. 48.
Money order for 100,000l. to the Bank of England for one year
to 1704 June 1 on their annuity as by the patent of 15 June 1694
for taking subscriptions and their patent of 1694 July 27 of
incorporation. Order Book VI, p. 11.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners enclosing a letter
from the Prizes Commissioners relating to the lists which by the
Queen's Declaration of 1702 June 1 you are to transmit to them of
the several captors of prizes. You are to send such lists accordingly
from time to time. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 193.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition
and account [missing] of Col. Richard Ingoldsby relating to his
arrears of pay as Capt. of one of the Independent Companies of Foot
at New York. (Same to Mr. Blathwayte concerning the arrears
due to said Ingoldsby from 1702 Dec. 25 to 1703 May 31). Ibid.,
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col.
John Gibson for payment of 260l. levy money to complete his
Regiment pursuant to the Queen's warrant of 1702 Sept. 12. Ibid.,
Same to Mr. Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, to
reconsider his enclosed report [missing] on the petition of Sir John
Williams for a new lease of the lands called Masendew [Maison Dieu]
parcel of the late dissolved monastery at Dover. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of
Ralph Sneyd and Peter Spendelow, sureties of [Thomas] Spendelow
late Receiver General of co. Stafford, for stay of process, on their
paying their proportion of said Receiver's debt, they being willing
to prosecute their co-surety Mr. Lawton for the remainder. Reference
Book VIII, p. 55.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners of the petition of Thomas
Ryves, Comptroller of Prizes, praying an augmentation of salary
in consideration of the great increase of business in his office. Ibid.,
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe to
prepare a patent to pass the Exchequer seal to appoint James
Saunderson to be Steward and Keeper of the Courts &c. of the
manor and soke of Kirton in Lindsey with the fee of 6l. 13s. 4d. per an.
Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 11.
Report by William Blathwaite as Auditor of the Plantations [to
William Lowndes] in reply to the said Lowndes's letter of "the
25th inst." [May] supra p. 282. I have considered the report of
Mr. Travers, the Surveyor General of Crown Lands, on the grant
desired by my Lord Cornbury of mines and minerals within the
counties of Ulster and Albany in New York. It is usual in the
Plantations before the dividing of Provinces into counties or shires
to purchase the interest of the Indians on behalf of the Crown,
which is done at a very small rate. I am well assured that no
Indians do any ways pretend to an interest in the lands of these
two counties. But for a further caution I have nothing to object
against a clause to be inserted in the grant obliging the patentee to
satisfy the Indians or other just claims and to work the same
effectually within 3 years after the date of the grant ; "and whether
mines royal to be discovered within the intended bounds shall be
excepted is humbly submitted to my Lord Treasurer ;" such a clause
seeming to discourage as I conceive the discovery of silver mines
in the Plantations, which cannot be well wrought there otherwise
than by a private undertaking. Nor do I remember any exception
of silver mines in the grant made to the Duke of Albemarle and others
of mines and minerals in the Plantations. For other particulars I
do likewise refer to my former report hereunto annext [missing see
supra Tr. Cal. Vol. VIII pp. 1071-2, 1231-2], to which I have to add
that upon discoursing at large herein with Sir Edmund Andros,
who has been many years Governor of this Province, he particularly
informs me that these mountains are waste lands on which no other
improvement is like to be made and that he does not conceive any
prejudice can arise to the Queen or her subjects of New York by
such a grant as is desired. But if my Lord Treasurer shall desire from
me according to your letter a more particular description of the
premises I will direct my Deputy in New York that as full and
perfect description and survey be taken of those counties and the
mountains therein as may be satisfactory to his Lordship, a return
whereof cannot well be expected during the war in less than 10 or
12 months by reason of the time necessary for this work and the
uncertainty of convoys going to and from New York. Out Letters
(Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 105-6.
Letter of direction for the issue of 46,000l. as follows : viz.
to the Treasurer of the Navy out of loans on Malt :
to be applied to seamen's wages
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance out of loans on the
sixth 4s. Aid : to be applied to sea service of the
Disposition Book XVI, p. 220.
William Lowndes to Mr. Warr to insert the following advertisement
in the Gazette : viz.
Windsor, June 2. Lord Granville, Lord Warden of the
Stannaries, has submitted to the Queen several petitions
from the gentlemen and tinners of Cornwall and Devon
praying the convening of a Convocation or Parliament of
Stannators as anciently accustomed : and the Queen has
directed a Commission for same forthwith.
Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 194.
Same to Mr. Blackhall. The Lord Treasurer thinks the Postmasters
General are the proper persons to examine your accounts
of the Penny Post Office and to allow or disallow any of the articles
thereof. Ibid., p. 195.
Same to Auditor Harley to state what is due to Sir Thomas
Knatchbull, Commissary to the 2 late Marine Regiments, and to
George Gillard his deputy, separately from the accounts of the said
Regiments, as he claims that the said accounts no way affect his pay
as Commissary, the same being subject to no charges upon the said
Regiments. Ibid., p. 196.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the
enclosed petition [missing] of the Duke and Duchess of Hamilton
and others, coheirs of Charles Lord Gerrard, afterwards Earl of
Macclesfield. Ibid., p. 197.
Treasury reference to Mr. Travers of the petition of Sir Thomas
Willoughby for a grant of the profits of the Honor of Peveril in
counties of Notts. and Derby and the additional title of High
Steward thereof. Reference Book VIII, p. 56.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas
Stacy for a small employment in the Customs. Ibid., p. 57.
William Blathwaite as Auditor of the Plantations to Rowland
Holt, Comptroller of the Customs. I have received the computation
you have sent me of the gross and net produce of the Four and a Half
per cent. [Duty] in the [Leeward] Caribbee Islands from 1701 to
Xmas 1702. But I find it necessary to be informed what the produce
has been in money here [in London] in those years or may be
estimated to be upon a sale to be made of what [goods in specie sent
to London in payment of said Duty] remain unsold ; as also what
part of that money has been already returned into the Exchequer.
I pray your answer therein. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor)
II, p. 106.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Postmasters General to
imprest a further 2000l. to Edmund Dummer on account of the
West India pacquet boats : the Queen having thought fit that a
constant correspondence be settled between England and her West
India Islands and under the contract with said Dummer 3500l. has
been already paid. Money Book XVI, p. 352.
Dormant money warrant for payment of the fee of 6l. 13s. 4d. per
an. to Samuell Edwin Esq. as Usher of the Receipt of the Exchequer.
Ibid., p. 353.
Money warrant for 30,000l. to the Earl of Montague in further
part of 100,000l. for the Great Wardrobe as by the privy seal of
1702 March 31. (Money order dated June 7 hereon). Ibid., p.
353. Order Book VI, p. 10.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe to
enlarge to 31 years the lease to Joseph Ayloffe in trust for Ann
Darley of a tenement at Richmond as by the warrant of March 23
last supra p. 206.
Prefixing : report by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands on
the petition for same. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 587.
William Lowndes to Mr. Shakerly, Governor of Chester, to pay
the bounty of 20s. a man to the 26 persons in the enclosed list
[missing] being Invalids belonging to the Garrison of Chester, but
who were not present at the reducement thereof as from March 25
last and who therefore did not receive the said bounty of 20s. a
man to carry them to their respective countries. But they are to
appear personally before your agent in London for said payment.
Disposition Book XVI, p. 221.
Letter of direction for 26,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy :
viz. 10,000l. out of loans on Malt ; and to be applied to the head of
seamen's wages : and 16,000l. out of loans on the Subsidies for this
year, and is intended to complete a quarter to the Yards to Xmas
last, and to be placed to the head of Ordinary of the Navy. Ibid.
Same for 2399l. 18s. 6d. to same out of loans on Malt, and is to be
paid over to Walter Whitfeild for the Marines viz. 1607l. 12s. 1d.
for 2 months' subsistence to Brigadier Seymour's Regiment to Aug.
24 next and 792l. 6s. 5d. for 2 months' clearings to Col. Mordaunt's
Regiment to April 24 last. Ibid., p. 222.
William Lowndes to Mr. Howe to report on the enclosed petition
[missing] of Col. Braddock, of the Coldstream Regiment of Foot
Guards, touching repairs necessary to be done in the Guard Rooms
at St. James's and the Tilt Yard. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 196.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports to place to the account
of Col. Holt's Regiment of Dragoons at Portsmouth the charge of
the 543 beds, pillows and rugs furnished by you to the said Regiment.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to make a survey
of the Mews at Charing Cross and of the grounds and houses thereto
belonging and to value the whole for a building lease. Ibid., p. 197.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the
enclosed estimate of Mr. Henry Wise of works to be performed in
St. James's Park. Ibid.
Same to William Blathwaite to report on the enclosed account
[missing] of disbursements made by Col. John [sic for Joseph] Dudley,
Governor of New Hampshire, in raising Foot Companies under Capt.
Larrimore, amounting to 178l. 9s. 0d. Ibid., p. 199.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners
to pass Customs free the clothing and accoutrements, detailed,
for the use of the Company [of Foot] in Newfoundland viz. 88 closebodied
coats &c. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 270.
Same by same to employ James Ball as riding officer for the
Guard of the coast between Deal and Dover loco Maurice Bowen
who was recalled from thence.
Robert Burden as tidesman at Bideford loco Stephen Harvey who
Nicho Materface as waiter and searcher at Brixham loco Samuell
Thomas Stilgoe as a tidesman in the inferior list London loco
John Forestreet dismissed. Ibid., pp. 271, 373.
Letters patent by same constituting Charles Davenant as Inspector
General of the Exports and Imports to and from this kingdom and
to and from what places, in order to make a balance of trade between
this kingdom and any other part of the world : loco William Culliford
now appointed a Customs Commissioner : with a further direction
to take an account upon what shipping such exports and imports
are made, without which the other part of the said business [of
Inspector General] has been found very defective : the said Davenant
being recommended as in every way qualified for same by his great
abilities and particular skill and knowledge. Ibid., pp. 271-2.
Treasury reference to the Postmasters General of the petition of
Stephen Lilly, Receiver of the Post Office, and Geo. Searle, Accountant
General of same, shewing that the revenue of the Post Office is double
what it was when they came in : therefore praying an augmentation
of their respective salaries of 150l. and 200l. per an. Reference Book
VIII, p. 56.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Excise Commissioners
to deliver up the bonds of Thomas Ellis grazier ut supra p. 170.
Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 11.
Same to the [Queen's] Remembrancer in the Exchequer for stay
of process against Anthony Sturt on his accounts as late Cashier for
Victualling, the said accounts being now before the Victualling
Commissioners. Ibid., p. 13.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular
of coal mines in the common called the Barrow within the manor
of Stratton super Fosse, in order to a lease thereof to John Lansdown.
Prefixing : said Surveyor General's report on said Lansdown's
petition for same. Ibid.
Same [to the Postmasters General] to discharge Abraham Stock,
deputy postmaster of Dover, of a debt of 236l. 13s. 6d. on payment
of 100l. he having formerly been a merchant of good repute at Dover
and was appointed, about the time the war with France was declared,
to manage the Post Office there at 50l. per an. which was afterwards
reduced to 30l. per an. and he was also muster master to the men of
war there and had other employments which determined upon the
late peace and is now reduced very low, being very old with an
insane daughter. Ibid., p. 14.
Same to Auditor Brook Bridges to state William Borrett's account
for 2 years to 1702 Oct. 15 as Treasury Solicitor : total charge
2160l. : total discharge 2428l. 4s. 1d. Ibid., p. 15.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular
of the demesnes, warren and park of Mere co. Wilts. parcel of the
Duchy of Cornwall, in order to an extension of lease thereof to Sir
Prefixing : said Surveyor General's report on said Andrews'
petition for same. Ibid., p. 20.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Edward Broadlake
of the tenements called Easter tenement and Sharisland tenement
in the Manor of Carnedon Prior ut supra p. 243.
Prefixing : particular of the premises made out by auditor Phil.
Bertie ; and Surveyor General's memorandum and ratal thereof.
Followed by : undated entry [? March 1703-4] of Treasurer
Godolphin's signature of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., pp. 21-3,
Royal letters patent re-constituting John Visct. Fitz-Hardinge
to be Keeper of the Pall Mall in St. James's Park with a fee or salary
of 100l. ; which office was granted to him by Wm. III. 1692 Sept. 20.
Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 54.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Commissioners for Prizes to
make the proper application to the Navy Commissioners for the
lists of captors of prizes. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 196.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Commissioners for Prizes
to prepare their account of prizes for the first year of
their management distinguishing therein the Vigo booty from
the rest of the prizes. (The like letter to Mr. Brewer, Receiver General
for Prizes). Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 196.
William Blathwaite, as Auditor of the Plantations, to [Henry]
Feme, Customs Cashier. My Lord Treasurer has called on me for
an account of the Four and a Half per cent. [Duty] in Barbados and
the Leeward Islands. Please inform me what sums of money have
been paid into the Exchequer for that Duty in 1701 and 1702 and
to this time.
Followed by : copies of the address to the Queen from the House
of Commons dated 24 March 1701-2 relating to the application of
the Duty of Four and a Half per cent. in the Barbados and the
Leeward Islands and the Queen's reply thereto as reported to the
House by Secretary Vernon on the 30 March, 1702 (see Commons
Journals XIII, pp. 818, 828). Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II,
Royal sign manual for 5000l. to William Roberts, Paymaster of
the Works within Windsor Castle, as imprest for the service of the
said works. (Money warrant dated June 9 hereon). (Money order
dated June 14 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 52. Order
Book VI, p. 13.
Same for 3760l. to John Methuen, lately employed in negotiating
several important and extraordinary affairs with the King of
Portugal : 3060l. thereof for 306 days 1702 June 18 (the day of his
departure out of the presence) to 1703 April 20 (the day of his return
into the presence) on his ordinary of 10l. a day, and the remaining
700l. for his extraordinaries during the whole time of his employment
in the said service. (Money warrant dated June 9 hereon). (Money
order dated June 9 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 53-4.
Order Book VI, p. 12. Disposition Book XVI, p. 224.
William Blathwaite, as Auditor of the Plantations, to [John
Granville Esq.] the "Lord Palatine of Carolina." My Lord : there is
an arrear due to the Crown from the Lords Proprietors of Carolina
in acknowledgment of their grant of that Province. I desire your
Lordship to cause the same to be paid into the Exchequer to prevent
the issue of process which will otherwise be directed upon that
accompt. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 106.
Same to Col. [Joseph] Dudley [Governor of Massachusetts Bay
and New Hampshire]. I write to you by my Lord Treasurer's
especial directions, that you forthwith cause to be transmitted an
accompt of all the public revenues that have arisen or been due in
New Hampshire from 16 May 1695, to which time accompts are
remaining in my Office ; and that there be a specification in the said
accompt of all levies made by the Assembly and how the same have
been disposed of, and that the accompt be accompanied by proper
attestations or vouchers. It is likewise necessary that the arrear
of beaver skins [tribute] for Mounthope be made good to her Majesty.
Mr. Addington, to whom you will please to present my service, is very
punctual in his returns of the public accompts of the Massachusetts
Province. Ibid., p. 107.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 3000l.
to the Earl of Nottingham, Secretary of State ; for secret service.
(Money warrant dated Aug. 4 hereon. This warrant quotes the
privy seal as dated June 30). (Money order dated Aug. 6 hereon).
The like for 2000l. to Secretary Sir Charles Hedges for secret service.
Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 58. Money Book XVI, p. 409.
Order Book VI, p. [...]4.
Same to same for a privy seal to authorise John, Lord Granville,
Warden of the Stannaries, to hold a Convocation or Parliament
of tinners in order to redress divers things at this present time very
requisite to be redressed and provided for within the Stannaries.
Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 50.
Same to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, to discharge
George Moore of the penalty of 300l. in the Exchequer on the verdict
obtained against him in Michaelmas term 1700 for undue importation
of tobacco. Ibid., p. 55.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay
250l. to William Culliford for half a year to Lady day last during
which he executed the office of Inspector General of Imports and
Exports. Money Book XVI, p. 354.
Money warrant for 100l. 7s. 6d. to Joseph Lawson for one year to
Lady day last as a Serjeant at arms.
100l. 7s. 6d. to Daniell Gardiner for same as a same. Ibid., p. 354.
Disposition Book XVI. p. 224.
Treasurer Godolphin to Secretary Hedges. Send me copies of
the several Treaties relating to the Augmentation Forces in the
Low Countries, this "being very much wanted here for her Majesty's
service." Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 197.
William Lowndes to Mr. Cardonnell. From time to time Mr.
Fox is called upon by Mr. Sweet for money for the Augmentation
Forces although there has been already put into his hands on account
thereof (including 12,551l. 8s. 0d. directed this day) the sum of
66,095l. 15s. 6d. The Lord Treasurer desires you to make it your
business to get a formed Establishment of the said Additional Troops
as soon as you can and to send it to him so that he may know what
he is to pay for the charge thereof. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to take tickets [vouchers]
for any law fees to Serjeants or Counsellors at Law or for payments
to Clerks in Courts of record at Westminster according to the Statute
of 3 James I. [c. 7.] : and in accordance with the directions given to
your Solicitor by the late Treasury Lords 1701 Nov. 7 : it appearing
that in the incidents bill of your office there are several such sums
mentioned as paid but without such receipts given. (The like
letter respectively to the Excise Commissioners, Stamp Duties
Commissioners, Wine Licences Commissioners, Hackney Coaches
Commissioners, and Hawkers and Pedlars Commissioners, and
to the Postmasters General). Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 198.
William Lowndes to the Salt Commissioners to report on the enclosed
petition [missing] of Dr. Benjamin Woodroffe for stay of process
against him and his agent for a Salt Duty debt. Ibid, p. 187.
Same to same to forbear process against the said Dr. Benjamin
Woodroffe and Robert Pownell his agent till Michaelmas term next.
Ibid., p. 203.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Eliz.
Cuddon, widow of Sir Thomas Cuddon, and Eliz. Cuddon spinster :
shewing that Francis Cuddon who was executor of Sir Thomas and
was appointed to receive the arrears of taxes for which Sir Thomas
was Receiver, is lately dead, therefore praying a commission to
Jona. Harris who managed the taxes for both father and son.
Reference Book VIII, p. 56.
Same to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of Randle Furnivall
et al saltmakers, for stay of process against them. Ibid., p. 57.
Same to the Postmasters General of the petition of Benj.
Water house, their secretary, praying an additional salary. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Margt.
Jacob concerning her payment of 40l. towards the debt of her late
husband James Waring, collector of Deal port. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Robert Wilkins for a landwaiter's
place, London port. Ibid.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord
Chamberlain's warrant of March 12 last to the Master of the Jewel
House for the delivery to the Keeper of the Council Chamber of
certain silver plate, detailed, (a standish for the Queen, candlesticks,
snuffers &c. suitable to those at present there) "all which the Lord
President of the Council has certified to be wanting for her Majesty's
service at St. James's, Windsor, Hampton Court and the Cockpit :
likewise that you give orders that all the old plate may be new boiled
and the arms altered." Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII,
June 8 and
Same by same for the execution of a warrant of May 13 last from
the Lord Chamberlain to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to
deliver the Queen's Arms to John Thrale, Agent for the Jerseys
[East and West : Thrale was Agent for New York, and Agent for
Virginia] : the Queen in Council having ordered that her Arms be
provided and sent to each of the Plantations in the West Indies to
be set up in the respective Courts of Justice.
(The like for the Province of New York).
(The like for Virginia).
The like of same date of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant of
April 1 last for the like delivery to Col. [John] Seymour, Governor
of Maryland, for Maryland).
(The like dated Aug. 16 of a like warrant dated June 26 for
the like delivery to Constantine Phipps, Agent for Massachusetts
Bay). Ibid., p. 17.
Warrant by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to supersede the
extent against Dr. Benjamin Woodroffe and to enlarge his agent
Robert Pownell from Chester gaol: the Salt Commissioners hoping
that Woodroffe will discharge his salt Duty debt of 614l. 3s. 4d.
within reasonable time. Ibid., p. 17.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report
on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. William D'Espicres
praying payment of his pension of 10d. a day and that he may have
3s. a day on the Establishment of Ireland until he shall be provided
for "as he alleges hath been done to others in his post." Out Letters
(Ireland) VIII, p. 282.
Money warrant for 65l. 10s. 0d. to Peter Persehouse, Serjeant at
Arms attending the House of Peers, for his attendance thereon in
the last Session of Parliament 1702 Oct. 201702-3 Feb. 27 being
131 days at 10s. a day. (Money order dated July 10 hereon). Money
Book XVI, p. 380. Order Book VI, p. 28. Disposition Book XVI,
Money order for 2000l. to Charles Hedges for the service of the
Robes. Order Book VI, p. 10. Disposition Book XVI, p. 224.
Same for 125l. to Sir Joseph Jekyll, Chief Justice of Chester, for
1703 Easter term on his allowance of 500l. per an. Order Book VI,
Same for 33l. 6s. 8d. to Cha. Batteley as second Secondary [in the
Office of Clerk of the Pipe] for [one year to] Lady day last for executing
Originals transcribed out of the Court of Chancery into the Exchequer.
Ibid., p. 14.
[? June 9.]
Letter of direction for 2425l. 14s. 0d. to the Earl of Ranelagh, late
Paymaster of the Forces, 660l. 6s. 3d. thereof out of the 25 per cent.
on French goods and 1765l. 7s. 9d. out of Prize money now in the
Exchequer : same to be applied to clear the 4 Companies at New
York to Dec. 24 last. Disposition Book XVI, p. 223.
Same for 12,551l. 8s. 0d. to Charles Fox : out of loans on Malt :
to be applied towards the pay of the Additional Forces in the Low
Same for 15,341l. 12s. 1d. to the Earl of Ranelagh : out of the
Queen's share of prizes : to be applied as follows : viz.
in further part of 26487l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and
Garrisons to 1702 Dec. 24.
towards clearing the Guards and Garrisons
from Oct. 25 to Dec. 24 1702
for the full pay of the Garrisons for same time
for fire and candle for ditto for half a year
William Lowndes to Mr. Wise to go in hand with the works in St.
James's Park according to your estimate, except what relates to the
Mall. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 197.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners. I have read to my Lord
Treasurer yours of the 7th inst. relating to the East India ship East
Starr taken as prize from the French and Mr. Morley's account
thereof. You are to take a survey of her and her lading. Ibid.,
Same to Mr. Blathwayte for a copy of the grant made to the late
Duke of Albemarle of mines and minerals in the Plantations. Ibid.
Same to the Postmasters General to report on the enclosed
memorial [missing] of Edward Morse. Ibid.
Same to the Board of Ordnance. In your demand for Sea service
of last year as in your memorial of the 27th ult., you reckon at the
rate of 5s. a man a month ; whereas upon an adjustment with the
Navy Commissioners the sea services to be performed by the Office of
Ordnance was settled at 4s. a man a month. The Lord Treasurer
desires that in your future memorials your computations be made
Same to Mr. Hewett. The Duke of Newcastle is of opinion that
it would be a great advantage to the chase if a small riding were cut
across the Queen's wood of Birkland and Billha. Please report
Same to the Agents for Taxes. You are to go on with the prosecution
against Ralph Sneyd and Peter Spendelow, two of the sureties
of Thomas Spendelow, late Receiver of Taxes for co. Stafford : and
so also against Luke Lloyd, one of Morgan Whitley's sureties as late
same for Cheshire. Ibid., p. 200.
Same to Auditor Bridges to state the account of the Wine Licence
revenue for three quarters to 1701 Dec. 25 according to the enclosed
book of account [missing]. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to finish the account of Sir
Thomas Littleton and partners, late Commissioners for Victualling.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial
[missing] of the Earl of Essex praying that the respits for 345l. 13s. 0d.
on the Officers of his Regiment may be taken off. Ibid., p. 203.
Treasury reference to John Parkhurst of the petition of Robert
Culliford shewing that in July 1689 he was employed by the Prizes
Commissioners as their Agent in Southampton port, for which he was
promised 50l. per an. salary ; that he is called upon for 250l. of
prize money in his hands, whereas his said salary comes to more :
therefore praying relief. Reference Book VIII, p. 57.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Maximilian Stephens,
late one of the said Agents, shewing that with greatest difficulty he
procured and brought up [to the Exchequer] about 400 duplicates
[of assessment rolls] for Cheshire and North Wales ; and brought
up many duplicates that were wanting for the Duties on Houses for
Shropshire and made discoveries and improvements on those Duties
there and in other places : therefore praying to be restored to his
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of William
Harvey proposing to abate 50l. per an. of the rent of the Excise Office
for 10 years to come and to let the Commissioners have it for 50
years at 300l. per an. Ibid.
Same to William Borret of the petition of Magdalen Nezereau
shewing that Judith Nezerau, her cousin german, lately died
intestate leaving between 6 and 700l. sterling among 5 relations,
3 whereof live in France and are enemies to England whereby those
shares are in [forfeited to] her Majesty : that petitioner lost her
husband and her all in the late earthquake of Port Royal in Jamaica
and is destitute : therefore praying a grant of the said 3 shares.
Ibid., p. 59.
Same to the Principal Officers of the Works of the petition of
Thomas and Cha. Hale, proprietors of the Milled Lead Work at
Deptford, shewing that this work was first invented and erected by
the proposers and their partners at 2000l. charge for the service of
the Crown : that meeting with continual discouragements from the
interests and artifices of plumbers and others, they propose to transfer
all their rights in the said mill and engine to her Majesty's use upon
their being allowed a competent salary to manage the same for the
Queen. Ibid., p. 60.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to John Parkhurst, who is
appointed to recover the arrears of prizes during the late war, to
deliver up to Sir David Mitchell 2 bills of exchange drawn from
Cadiz which he gave to Sir Martin Westcombe, late Agent for Prizes
there, for about 1100 Pistols received by him at Cadiz from the said
Westcombe : the said Mitchell is first to pay to you the said 1100
Pistols. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 16.
Same to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the sureties of
Jonathan Harris as Receiver of the arrears of Taxes for London,
Middlesex and Westminster.
Prefixing : report from the Agents for Taxes on Dame Eliz.
Cuddon's petition ut supra p. 296.
Followed by : Treasury commission to said Harris as such. Ibid.,
pp. 18, 19.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to sell the cut of
a small coppice called Tentengellan [? Fentongollan] Wood within
the manor of Tewington in Cornwall and to allow Joseph Sawle to
receive the benefit of the present crop.
Prefixing : said Surveyor General's report on Sawle's petition for
same. On enquiry the gentlemen of the country find that 20l. is
the worth of the same to be converted to coal which is the best
advantage her Majesty can make thereof and that the same doth
yearly lessen in value. I don't find that this coppice has been felled
since 1660. It was formerly accounted 12 acres but in the Civil
wars the greatest part was by the licentious and greedy neighbours
shrubbed and pillaged and it now contains about 5 acres of wood
The petitioner holds the weeding and pasturage thereof under a
yearly rent of 8s. Warrant not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 26.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland. I
have received yours of May 28 relating to the Order in Council that
the masters of ships and vessels trading from Ireland to Holland,
Norway and other parts of Europe between the same should give
bond to go to no other parts. You desire to know whether this order
comprehends foreigners in amity with the Queen and her Majesty's
subjects of Scotland who in many respects are esteemed as foreigners.
"I do not think the said order was intended to extend further than
to her Majesty's subjects ; but in case you think it necessary that
the same should extend further in order to obtain the end designed
by her Majesty and Council I desire you to make a representation
thereof to me that I may lay the same before the Queen in Council."
Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 283.
Letters patent under the great seal appointing Sir Joseph
Tredenham and William Duncomb to the office of Comptroller of
the Accounts of the Army, the Queen having thought fit that there
shall be such an office and does hereby create, erect and establish
same : they to execute same in as ample manner as any other
Comptroller of the accounts of any of the revenue : with the salary
of 1500l. per an. for themselves and their clerks : to be placed on
the Establishment of the Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces. They
to observe all instructions under the royal sign manual or from the
Commander-in-Chief of the Forces or from the Lord Treasurer.
Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 101-2.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners to prepare a
state of Mr. Papillon's account as late Cashier of the Victualling.
Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 200.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to attend the Lord Treasurer
on Wednesday concerning the 5623l. 16s. 2d. applied by the Customs
Cashier to the head of Impositions which should have been received
[and taken to account as] for Compositions in the Exchequer. Mr.
Ferne and Mr. Hosier are to attend at the same time. (The like
notice to the Attorney General). Ibid., p. 201.
Same to Charles Godfrey, Master of the Jewel Office. It is the
Queen's pleasure that you do not take out any process against Robert
Harley, during the time he shall be Speaker of the House of Commons,
for plate delivered to him out of the Jewel Office [being 3998 ounces
delivered to him as Speaker]. Ibid.
The like notice concerning plate delivered to the Earl of Montague,
[for plate delivered to him as ambassador to France under Charles II
under indenture dated 5 Feb. 1668-9, being 993 ounces of gilt plate
and 5966 ounces of white plate : all by reason of] there being an
arrear due to him from Charles II on account of his said Embassy
to France. Ibid., p. 202.
William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the
enclosed paper [missing] of articles not yet adjusted in Sir Edward
Seymour's account as late Treasurer of the Navy, in particular his
claim for 1931l. 9s. 3d. according to a discharge from the Governors
of the Chatham Chest, for which the Navy Commissioners have
hitherto only allowed him 398l. 6s. 5d. Ibid., p. 201.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to pay into the Exchequer
the moneys in the hands of Mr. Dobson, warehousekeeper of London
port, and Mr. Ferne, the Customs Cashier, arising from compositions
for the St. Sebastian wines ; being respectively 509l. 11s. 1d. and
661l. 16s. 5d., as also the 2664l. 14s. 6d. remaining to be recovered
from the merchants thereon as same shall be recovered ; and likewise
the 3687l. 3s. 4d. and 1425l. 10s. Od. respectively received thereon
in London and the outports before the fraudulent trade was
discovered. Ibid., p. 202.
At the Camp
Warrant by the Duke of Marlborough to John Howe, Paymaster
of the Forces in England, to pay 222l. 3s. 4d. to Brigadier Edward
Lloyd, Colonel of her Majesty's Regiment of Dragoons, for respits
thereon between June 25 and Dec. 25 last : in consideration of the
great loss the Regiment sustained by the detachment that went
last summer to sea with the Duke of Ormonde. The said Brigadier
is by means of the said money to fully complete his Regiment and
forthwith put it into a condition of service. Queen's Warrant Book
XXII, p. 71.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to pay over the
3491l. 10s. 4d. (directed to you May 28 last) to Richard Povey,
Treasurer for Sick and Wounded &c., to be applied towards discharging
the debt on that service before Dec. 25 last : hereof 2094l.
18s. 2d. is to be placed to the head of Wages for 1702 and 1396l.
12s. 1d. to the head of Victualling for that year. Disposition Book
XVI, p. 224.
Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge
the baronetcy fee of 1095l. due from Sir Thomas Webster of Copt Hall
co. Essex. (Privy seal dated June 30 hereon. Treasurer Godolphin's
warrant to the Receipt dated July 6 hereon). Queen's Warrant
Book XXII, p. 56. Money Book XVI, p. 374.
Same to John Dodd, Receiver General of the Rights and Perquisites
of Admiralty, to pay 56l. 5s. Od. to Arthur Day as a reward to him
and his Company of the town of Barnstaple in regard they did on
the 21st day of September last arm and equip 2 boats with 13 men
under his command and went on board and surprised a French
[Newfoundland] Banker [ship] called the Benediction of Havre de
Grace to the no small hazard of their lives from the strength of the
enemy : the Lord High Admiral having reported that they did
deserve parts of the neat produce thereof. Queen's Warrant
Book XXII, p. 56.
Royal warrant to William, Duke of Devon[shire], Steward of the
Household, and the rest of the Board of Greencloth, to insert on the
Establishment of the Household the fee, wages and salary of 8d.
a day and 80l. per an. to be paid to John, Lord Granville as from
Xmas last as Keeper and Underkeeper of St. James's Palace, to
which office he was appointed by a great seal of April 22 last for
31 years from Xmas last with said fee &c. Queen's Warrant Book
XXII, p. 57.
Dormant warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Postmasters
General to pay 1000l. per an. to the Duke of Schonberg and Leinster
as by the great seal of May 6 last viz. as from Xmas last. Money
Book XVI, p. 359.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to pay Robert Culliford
45l. per an. salary as Comptroller of Southampton port. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 2000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out
of loans on Malt : to be paid over to Mr. Gould and Mr. Hall on
account for providing pitch and tar pursuant to their contract.
(William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to so apply same).
Disposition Book XVI, pp. 225, 228.
Same for 2982l. 12s. 3d. to the Earl of Ranelagh : 2547l. 11s. 7d.
thereof out of the Queen's share of prizes and 435l. 0s. 8d. out of
tallies on the Malt surplus : to be applied as follows :
in further part of 264,874l. 10s. Od. for Guards
and Garrisons for the year ended 1702 Dec. 25.
for the pay of the General Staff Officers from
Aug. 25 to Dec. 24 1702
to clear the Company of Foot at Bermudas
from 25 Dec. 1701 to 25 Dec. 1702
towards clearing the 4 Companies of Invalids
to Dec. 25, 1702 over and above 3000l.
already ordered for this purpose
Ibid., p. 227.
William Lowndes to Mr. Fox (out of the tallies and orders in
your hands which were registered on the Land Tax for this present
year [ranking thereon] after 1,086,528l.) to apply a further sum of
54,747l. 6s. 8d. for subsistence of the Subject Troops and full pay
of the Foreign Forces that compose the 40,000 men, to wit from
July 9 next to Aug. 5 next. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the
enclosed bill [missing] of Mr. Wise amounting to 564l. 19s. 9d. for
work done by him in St. James's Park. Out Letters (General)
XVII, p. 203.
Same to Mr. Strickland. Send to the Lord Treasurer your answer
to the enclosed petition [missing] of Edward Courtney praying to be
admitted to the custody and possession of the house where the
Transfer Office is kept ; in right of his office of housekeeper. Ibid,
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners
for stay of process against Geo. Walcott's estate in Shropshire (part
whereof is settled as jointure on his wife) on his debt of 2301l. 1s. Od. :
on his paying 1000l. and giving security for the remainder by 100l.
per an. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 274.
Same by same to same to pay Charles Carkesse 140l. in full of his
pains in making a Collection of the Laws in force relating to the
Customs in one entire volume and digesting same into an alphabetical
method as they are contained in the Book of Rates : which he has
printed and is found of great use. Ibid., p. 275.
Treasury reference to William Vanbrugh of the petition of Ann
Morris for payment of 60l. 10s. Od. due to her late husband [? on]
"a Messenger's [of the Chamber] bill of 121l. taken in the name of
one Coachman." Reference Book VIII, p. 59.
Same to William Borrett of the petition of Sir John Cooke,
Advocate General, Richard Crawley, Registrar of the High Court
of Delegates, and Robert Wilmer and Thomas Crocker, officers for
the visitation of the Savoy, praying payment of 141l. 11s. 1Od. for
their fees and charges in the said visitation. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Carter
for employment in the Customs in consideration of a debt of 2000l.
due to him, he having been bred a merchant. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Henry Shales, Auditor of
Crown Revenues in co. Sussex, to discharge John Talbot and Thomas
Stoner, her Majesty's tenants of Coldstaple Farm and Chesworth
Lodge in Sussex (parcel of the Queen Dowager's jointure) of and
from 529l. for 23 years' arrear of the rent of 23l. per an. to Michaelmas
1698 they being wrongly charged therewith as due to the present
Appending : (1) statement of opinion thereon by Martin Folkes,
John Rayner and Rob Hewitt, the said Queen Dowager's Attorney,
Surveyor and Auditor General ; (2) memorial from the said Queen's
Council ; (3) opinion by Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General.
Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 27-29.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the
Customs free export of the fish sold by the Prizes Commissioners to
Capt. James Clark out of the prize St. Lewis of Malo. Ibid., p. 18.