Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to clear Brigadier
Daniel Harvey's Regiment of Horse (after being completed by
drafts) to the day of their embarcation from Ireland, notwithstanding
any former order to the contrary. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 289.
Letter of direction for 15,000l. to Charles Fox for the service of the
Forces added to her Majesty's army in the Low Countries anno 1703 :
and is intended for the pay of the said Augmentation Forces : to be
issued out of funds as follows viz. 10,213l. 4s. 6¼d. of moneys arisen
by sale of annuities ; 1935l. of loans on the sixth 4s. Aid ; 839l.
15s. 11¾d. of loans on the Duties on Coals ; 2011l. 19s. 6d. of loans
on the Duties on Malt. Disposition Book XVI, p. 259.
Same for 2000l. to be issued to the Earl of Montagu, Master of the
Great Wardrobe, at any time after Sept. 1 next : out of Civil List
moneys : and is to be applied towards the debt in the Great Wardrobe
from Xmas 1702 to Midsummer 1703.
Likewise for 198l. 11s. 10d. to same [out of same] to be applied as
to defray the charge of necessaries provided
on account of the Queen's Progress to the
to defray the charge of cleaning and mending
tapestry hangings for her Majesty's apartments
at St. James's
Disposition Book XVI, p. 259.
Letter of direction for 576l. 5s. 10d. to Visct. Fitz-Hardinge,
Treasurer of the Chamber : out of Civil List moneys : and is to be
applied as follows : viz.
to William Churchill, stationer, in part of his
debt for necessaries supplied to the Offices
of the 2 Secretaries of State since the
to Roger Hallet to clear a year's wages to June
24 last as one of the Pages of the Removing
Wardrobe 60l. 13s. 4d. and for his riding
charges at the Bath last summer 5l. 12s. 6d.
to Mr. Gideon Royer for writing and embellishing
a letter from the Queen to the
Czar of Muscovy in Aug. last according to a
Queen's warrant in that behalf
Ibid., p. 260.
Same for 2926l. 2s. 1½d. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works :
out of Civil List funds : to be applied to discharge a debt in the
Office of the Works for last June 24 quarter.
And 1334l. 9s. 1d. to William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works
at Windsor : out of same : to be applied in discharge of the debt for
works there in the same quarter. Ibid.
William Lowndes to William Blathwayt to procure a royal warrant
to authorise Charles Fox to pay 74,578l. 2s. 6d. to the King of
Portugal as follows in pursuance of the respective articles in the late
Treaty with that Crown : viz.
for the value of 83,333⅓ pieces of Eight for the
Queen's part of 2 months' advance : out of
which there is to be paid so much as shall
be due for the pay of 13,000 men raised or
to be raised in Portugal according to the
6th article of said Treaty (see supra p. 365)
for the value of 250,000 pieces of Eight for the
Queen's part of 500,000 pieces of Eight to
be paid to the said King for preparing the
Army and other things needful for the
operations of the first year according to the
8th article of the said Treaty
Ibid., p. 261.
Letter of direction for 391l. 9s. 11½d. to the Duke of Somerset,
Master of the Horse : out of Civil List moneys : for extraordinaries
of the Stables and is intended to discharge artificers' bills for works
in the Mews. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to dismiss
John Massinger, tidesurveyor at Harwich, on account of some
misbehaviours. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 231.
Same to Samuell Travers [Surveyor General of Crown Lands].
From your representation concerning encroachments in St. James's
Park the Queen notes that the Duke of Buckingham upon rebuilding
his house hath gone further into the Park than he had leave from the
Queen to do. You are to write him that her Majesty expects him
to comply with the leave given him "which as her Majesty has
declared was only to take in a ditch and a little beyond a tree before
his said house so as there might be a straight line." As to all the
other encroachments mentioned in your representation to be upon
or within the ancient wall of the Park the Lord Treasurer agrees
with you in opinion that the same ought to be demolished and the
wall built up as formerly at the charge of the incroachers unless the
Queen be pleased to grant leases thereof to ascertain [make certain]
and preserve the Crown rights. You are to take care in redressing
thereof according to law. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed
paper [missing] presented to the Lord Treasurer concerning the
practice of merchants in importing wines in larger casks than
formerly in order to defraud the Government of the Duty for the
Letter of direction for 6000l. to Charles Fox, 3847l. 2s. 1½d. thereof
out of Prize money and 2152l. 17s. 10½d. out of the 25 per cent. on
French goods : and is intended to be paid over by the said Fox to
Samuell Atkinson and Nicholas Roope on account of 2 months' pay
to be advanced by contract to the transport ships taken up here
and in Ireland for transporting 6000 men to Portugal. Disposition
Book XVI, p. 261.
William Lowndes to the Lord Treasurer [at the Bath]. This
morning 2 proposals were presented for remitting 120,000l. to
Holland, one by Sir Henry Furnese the other by Sir Theodore Jansen
and partners, in both cases at 10 guilders 10 stivers but in the latter
the payments are much better in point of time. Therefore the
Chancellor "as well as myself" thought ourselves obliged to
accept the latter and have entered the same in the Minute Book.
On Saturday last (for I came to town last week because of the
condition of my poor child which lies in extreme misery) I received
a letter from Mr. Cardonell of 16 August new style concerning the
subsidies due to the Elector of Treves. I find that 1406l. 5s. 0d. was
issued for 2 quarters due to 1702 June 24 out of the Queen's donative
of last year and was not esteemed part of the 700,000l. not to be
exceeded. I think the like sum may be paid out of Civil List moneys
or [out of] the Queen's share of prizes for the half year due at Xmas
1702, because the Malt Surplus is comprehended in the appropriations
restraining the whole charge of the 40,000 men (of which I
take this subsidy to be part) out of the funds therein enumerated
to the said 700,000l. As to the Elector's half year due at 1703
June 24 your Lordship furnished the same to Mr. Fox some time
since and Mr. Pauncefort assures me it is actually paid by Mr. Sweet.
It were well if Mr. Cardonnell did confer more with Mr. Sweet and
not write so frequently for sums of money after they have been
actually in his hands.
I also received another letter herewith enclosed [missing] from
Mr. Cardonnell of the 23 August new style representing the
necessities of the Foreign Troops. As to such of these Troops
as are part of the 40,000 men your Lordship has furnished
their whole pay not only for the last year but also for the present
[year] until Sept. 30 next. As to the douceurs of the last
year I think they should be paid out of the 700,000l. entirely received
by the Earl of Ranelagh and upon looking into that account there
seemed to be money sufficient for that purpose. But then as to the
Augmentation Troops for this year Mr. Pauncefort has made a
computation according to which the whole levy money and pay to
Sept. 9 next for the Queen's part amounts to 104,869l. 2s. 3¼d.
whereof your Lordship hath furnished 79,963l. 15s. 6½d. thus leaving
24,905l. 6s. 8¾d. thereof still wanting, besides the 15,000l. directed
last week which he [Pauncefort] remits by this night's post. It will
be difficult to find this 24,905l. 6s. 8¾d. "as may appear to your
Lordship by a state of the cash herewith transmitted" but there
being therein a sum of 15,730l. reserved for the Victuallers I conceive
that so much may be applied to the Victualling out of the Malt
Surplus and then this 15,730l. will be at liberty for the Augmentation
Troops and the rest of the 24,905l. 6s. 8½d. may be made up out of
the public funds in the Exchequer.
In pursuance of your command signified by Mr. Blathwayt I have
signed a letter [of direction ut supra p. 379] for issuing 6000l. on
Mr. Fox's order for Alliances for 2 months' pay to be advanced by
contract to the transport ships to Portugal taken up here and in
Ireland for transporting 6000 men.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has been with the Earl of
Nottingham who says the money to pay for the horses in Portugal
needs not be sent thither till the convoy goes with the Troops, and
this gives some time to provide it.
If the Bank or any others would lend 50,000l. upon the Land Tax
or some money on the Coal Act for this and other uses, which will
be craving, I think it would be a very good service at this time.
Mr. Speaker was with me and we have agreed the form of a warrant
for Mr. Gower [for the custody of Ludlow Castle] which I enclose.
Mr. Trevor by a letter to the Speaker has accepted your Lordship's
offer for exchange of places.
The [money] order which was for 100,000l. for the Augmentation
Troops is so far satisfied [exhausted] that it will not bear the abovesaid
24,905l. 6s. 8¾d. Therefore I have sent [hereinclosed] another
[money] warrant for 70,000l. which I think will more than defray the
Queen's part of that expense till Dec. 25 next.
Appending : a list of the papers enclosed herewith [being as
referred to above] and also a memorial to the Duke of Marlborough
relating to the Prussian Troops ; ditto relating to Danish Troops ;
a computation of the Queen's proportion of the whole charge for
levy money and pay to the Augmentation Troops to 1703 July 29
and from July 30 to Sept. 29 ; a statement of the disposeable money
in the Exchequer 24 Aug. 1703. Out Letters (General) XVII, pp.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayt to prepare a royal warrant
to authorise Charles Fox to pay 6000l. to Samuell Atkinson and
Nicholas Roope for 2 months pay to be advanced by contract to the
transport ships for transporting 6000 men to Portugal Ibid., p. 233.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to state the account of the
prizes condemned since the commencement of the present war to
June 24 last and the payments out of the produce thereof between
1702 June 20 and 1703 June 24 as by the enclosed 2 books of
accounts [missing]. Ibid., p. 234.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition
of George Murray, late a Collector of Excise, now in the Compter
for a debt due to the late King, which he and one Garrard had a
Treasury warrant for compounding but the whole matter now lies
upon petitioner, Garrard, having died in the Compter : prays to
have his liberty on paying his dividend of the composition money
"and he will make what discovery he can of the effects of the said
Garrard and one Goodeve, another of his securities." Reference Book
VIII, p. 69.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a
lease to Charles Middleton of a piece of land in St. Albans co. Herts.
late in the possession of Richard Goodman near the road leading from
the Gaol to the Abbey Mill there &c. ut supra p. 352.
Prefixing : constat and ratal of the premises by the Surveyor
General of Crown Lands.
Followed by : undated entry of the Treasury signature of the
docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII,
pp. 78-9, 88.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt for the payment of
interest at 4 per cent. from date hereof on 30 orders (20 of 500l. each
and 10 of 1000l. each) on the Subsidies anno 1703 in the name of John
Howe dated Feb. 27 last and assigned to James Taylor. Order Book
VI, p. 50.
William Lowndes to the Lord Treasurer [at the Bath]. I have
received a letter of the 23rd inst. from Mr. Blathwayt with your
direction that if the poundage (concerning which Mr. Cardonell
writes) be not sent over to Mr. Sweet order may be given to Mr.
Fox to do it. As Mr. Fox is indisposed I have spoken with Mr.
Pauncefort and beg to inform you that the clearings for the first 4
months was not issued without the poundage (as Mr. Cardonell
apprehended) but it was contained therein. Nevertheless I find
that Mr. Fox did not remit the said poundage to Flanders because
(as Mr. Pauncefort says) the greatest part of it was employed to
discharge the Exchequer fees [on Exchequer issues] not only for the
pay of the said 4 months but also for all the tallies that have been
levied for the rest of the year, and another part of it has been applied
for the charge of his Office. Mr. Pauncefort has promised to make
me an account of the poundage contained in the said 4 months'
clearings. I hope that the remainder together with the poundage
of the 4 months' clearings now due (which will not be encumbered
with Exchequer fees) may answer Mr. Cardonell's expectation and
if you so order I will signify your pleasure to remit the same.
As to the pay of the Foreign Troops and the enabling Mr. Sweet
to pay always one month in advance to the Army I take it your
Lordship hath already made provision for the 40,000 men to Oct. 30
next : and the 24,905l. 6s. 8¾d. as in mine of yesterday will clear
the Augmentation Troops to Sept. 9 next (including all their levy
money which amounts to a very great sum) and also the subsidy to
the Elector Palatine to the same time. "I perceive that the long
time in the former bills of exchange has occasioned some complaint,
but I hope the agreement made yesterday will remedy that inconvenience."
Mr. Pauncefort also informs me that out of the said 24,905l.
6s. 8¾d. Col. Stanhope will receive all that is due to him from April
25 last, the time he left Ireland, to Sept. 9 next. Please say if a
further sum should be advanced to him beyond that date.
There are in Mr. Fox's hands tallies for 180,000l. on the Coal Act
and 7000l. in money received out of that Duty, for the 40,000 men.
If you approve it will be very easy to take up money on the said tallies
for another month's subsistence to the Subject Troops and full pay
to the Foreign Troops to Oct. 28 next. I have desired Mr. Pauncefort
to make a memorial for same as also for another long month's pay
to the Augmentation Troops, foreseeing that the same will be
I met yesterday with Sir Thomas Frankland who is of opinion
that 2500l. more may reasonably be imprested to Mr. Dummer for
I enclose a letter from the Ordnance Office desiring the delivery
to them of the 20 prize guns to the end they may ascertain the
value. I think it was your intention that they should be paid for
[by the Ordnance to the Prizes Commissioners] and the money
refunded to the Ordnance out of the Exchequer. Out Letters (General)
XVII, pp. 234-5.
William Lowndes to Lord Halifax [the Auditor of the Receipt]
to cause to be made out an imprest certificate of the money issued
to his Lordship [the Lord Treasurer at the Exchequer] upon account
as Master of the Robes to Charles II. Ibid., p. 236.
Same to Mr. Reeves. The Lord Treasurer gives you leave from
your office to go to the Bath for the benefit of your health. The
Prizes Commissioners are to be acquainted therewith. Ibid., p. 241.
Royal warrant "given at our Court at Bath" to the Clerk of
the Signet for a privy seal for 70,000l. to Charles Fox, Paymaster
of the Army in the Low Countries : as imprest for the charge of
such Forces as shall be added to the said Army within or for one
year from 1702 Dec. 24 and the Contingencies thereof. (Money
warrant dated Sept. 20 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy
seal as dated Sept. 15). (Money order dated Sept. 16 hereon.)
Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 97. Money Book XVI, p. 432.
Order Book VI, p. 44.
Same to the Lord Treasurer for 1000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh,
his late Paymaster of the Forces, for services between 1702 Dec. 24
and 1703 June 24 in receiving and paying the moneys remaining at
Dec. 1702 to complete the appropriations for the service of the Land
Forces in the year ended 1702 Dec. 24. (Money warrant dated
Aug. 27 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 30 hereon.) (Letter of
direction dated Aug. 31 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p.
97. Order Book VI, p. 39. Disposition Book XVI, p. 263.
Same to William Gower to take into his custody the castle of
Ludlow with all the buildings, courts, gardens, Bowling Green and
appurtenances thereto and all the goods, furniture, household stuff
and implements within same and to enquire after all embezzlements
of such goods &c. and to make a survey and inventory of the said
buildings &c. goods &c. : it being notorious that much waste, spoil
and destruction have been committed or suffered there and great
embezzlements of the furniture, goods &c., for want of appointing
a due care of same. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 98.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin dated from Bath, to the Postmasters
General to pay 2500l. to Edmund Dummer as a further
imprest under his Contract for the West India pacquet boats ; on
which 5500l. has been already paid him. Money Book XVI, p. 417.
Money order for 133,040l. to the New East India Company for
one year to 1704 Sept. 29 on their yearly proportional part of the
sum of 160,000l. of interest as under the Two Millions Act. Order
Book VI, p. 43.
Same for 26,960l. to the General Society trading to the East
Indies for same time on their proportional part of the said 160,000l.
Letter of direction for 815l. 1s. 4d. to Sir Benjamin Bathurst, Cofferer
of the Household : out of Civil List moneys : and is intended for
the quarter 1702 April 1 to July 1 to the officers of her Majesty's
Chapels, Closets and Vestries on their wages and board wages : the
same being made to commence from that date by the present
Establishment of the Household "though the commencement of
all payments contained therein except the said officers of the Chapels
&c. was to be from the 1st of July 1702 and they with the rest of the
said Establishment have been paid from that date accordingly."
Disposition Book XVI, p. 262.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin dated at Bath to the Customs
Commissioners to depute John Manley (who for some years has been
employed on the quay, London port and oftentimes performed landwaiters'
duty) as a landwaiter there loco Henry Walter as below ;
on the petition of his father Isaac Manley.
Henry Walter (a landwaiter ibid.) as a land surveyor ibid. loco
Isaac Manley, who is appointed to manage the Post Office in Ireland.
Thomas Turner as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco
John Hodgson lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 281,
Letters patent by Treasurer Godolphin appointing Richard Trevor to
be examiner of the vouchers of the Customs Cashier ut supra p. 285 : it
being thought for the Queen's service that some skilful person should
supervise and take care that the collectors and receivers sitting in
the Long Room at the Customs House do duly charge themselves
with the moneys they daily receive and the bonds taken by them
and that said moneys and bonds be delivered weekly or oftener to
the Customs Cashier so that no indirect practices may be used by
keeping the said money as bonds in their hands or not bringing same
to account and to take care that the said Cashier do duly charge himself
therewith in his weekly certificates and accounts [to wit, with said
moneys and] with his receipts on the said bonds or upon remittances
by bills of exchange from the outports, and to inspect such bonds
and bills as often as he think fit, and to examine and try daily and
every day all payments (composing the discharge part of the said
Cashier's weekly certificates and accounts) with the tallies, debentures,
certificates, warrants or other original vouchers. Out Letters
(Customs) XIV, pp. 282-3.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition
of Edward Denneston, late collector of Excise in Kent, shewing that
he is indebted 1000l. to the Queen which is occasioned by losses upon
returns and bills unpaid : and praying stay of proceedings as his
sureties are very able persons and bound in 9000l. Reference Book
VIII, p. 70.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord
Chamberlain's warrant dated August 24 to the Master of the Great
Wardrobe for the delivery to Peter Hume, Clerk of the Removing
Wardrobe, of particulars, detailed, for the Queen's ship or yacht
Royal Catherine man-of-war appointed for the transportation of the
Archduke of Austria ; to wit the cabin where he is to lodge to be
hung with crimson velvet hangings lined with serge &c. &c.
Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 77.
Warrant by same dated from Bath to the Stamps
Commissioners to refund taxes on the salaries of their officers whose
salaries do not exceed 50l. per an. and to their one only officer whose
salary does not exceed 60l. per an. Money Book XVI, p. 419.
Money warrant for 20l. as royal bounty to John Giffard for his
transportation to the Leeward Islands whither he is going Chaplain.
20l. to Alexander Adams, going as a same to Maryland. (Money
orders dated Aug. 6 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Aug. 17
hereon). Ibid., p. 422. Order Book VI, p. 36. Disposition Book
XVI, p. 256.
Same for 20l. to Charles Williams for royal bounty for his
transportation as a chaplain to Maryland. (Money order dated
Aug. 25 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Aug. 31 hereon). Money
Book XVI, p. 432. Order Book VI, p. 45. Disposition Book XVI,
William Lowndes to the Lord Treasurer [at the Bath]. I enclose a
report [missing] from the Comptrollers of the Affairs [sic for Accounts]
of the Army shewing that 19 of the reduced Invalids are received
into the Hospital and that there are vacancies in same and in the
4 Companies for 35 more which will leave remaining 2 Serjeants,
3 Corporals and 173 private men [still unprovided for] out of those
which were reduced. I remember you said at Windsor that they
must be provided for. I therefore propose that Mr. Blathwayt
prepare a royal warrant for taking the 35 men into the Hospital
and Companies and for paying the remaining 178 (out of the
Invalids fund) pensions equal to their pay before the reducement &c.
ut infra p. 393, but with special direction that as any vacancies happen
in this Hospital or the said 4 Companies some of this number be
entertained with preference to all others till the whole number be
provided for : and as any are so provided for, their pensions to cease :
and that the Governors of the Hospital do every 3 months certify to
your Lordship their doings herein.
I enclose a paper containing the demands of the said Comptrollers
for the charge of their office, secretary, clerks and incidents, their
work being delayed for want of the settlement thereof. I told them
they might be looking out for a convenient office, but not to conclude
without your directions. Mr. Cook of Derbyshire, who is a friend
of their Secretary, desires that their Secretary may have his authority
and salary from you, which may not be improper, but the clerical
salaries and incidents should be allowed by your lordship in gross
because it will be unfit that the clerks should be independent on the
Comptrollers. Their service will be very considerable, especially
now that the payment of the Forces will be under different administrations.
The Customs Commissioners have, of their own motion, presented
Robert Lowndes (who is related to me and has proved himself a
good officer by divers years' experience in a mean office) as tidesurveyor
at Harwich. I enclose the said presentment for your
pleasure therein. I also enclose another letter from Mr. Cardonnell
upon which I have nothing now to offer, not knowing that it requires
any directions. Out Letters (General) XVII, pp. 235-6.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to
observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated Hampton Court
August 12 that Captains' clerks of the Queen's ships of war who are
paid as midshipmen may be considered as midshipmen in the division
of prizes notwithstanding that no mention be made of them in the
Queen's Declaration. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 82.
Same by same dated from Bath to the Postmasters General to pay
to John Macky an allowance of 75l. per an. as from the time of the
ceasing of his allowance of 150l. per an. as Manager of the Pacquet
Boats at Dover and to continue payment of said 75l. per an. during the
present war : the Postmasters General having reported July 12 last
that under said Macky's contract the said boats were 5 in number
and that he did not enjoy the benefit thereof above 20 months
before they were discharged by reason of the present war and that
besides the advantage to be expected by his contract he had a
salary of 150l. per an. as Agent to the said boats which salary is
also ceased and that if the said boats be now disposed of he will
probably lose 400l., the same being improper for other uses than
the carrying of mails. Money Book XVI, p. 421.
Letter of direction for 1406l. 5s. 0d. to the Earl of Ranelagh, late
Paymaster of the Forces : out of Prize money : and is to be applied
towards satisfying what remains due to the Elector of Treves for
the Queen's part of the Subsidies payable to him in the year 1702
pursuant to the Treaty in that behalf. Disposition Book XVI, p. 262.
Same for 15,730l. to Charles Fox : out of loans on the Subsidies :
to be applied towards completing the levy money and pay to the
Troops of the Augmentation from the several times of their entering
into service to Sept. 9 next. Ibid.
Same for 12,353l. 6s. 7¾d. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of
the surplus of the Malt Duties anno 1702 : and is intended for the
Victualling Commissioners : and is to complete the sum of 488,988l.
2s. 1½d. allotted for the service of the Victualling out of the
2,080,000l. appropriated for the Navy and Ordnance anno 1702.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners
to employ Robert Lowndes (a tidesman in the superior list London
port) as tidesurveyor at Harwich loco John Massinger lately dismissed.
Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 288.
Royal warrant to the Lord Treasurer to issue warrants from time
to time to the Receiver General of the Rights and Perquisites of
Admiralty to pay all fees and disbursements to the Judge of Admiralty
and officers of the said Court and to the Register of the Court
of Appeals for Prizes and to the officers of said Court for business
done for the service of the Admiralty Court and Court of Appeals
for Prizes : same to be paid out of the Perquisites of Admiralty.
Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 99.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to John Dod, Receiver General
of the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty, to pay 862l. 6s. 9d. to
the Judge of the Admiralty ; Sir Orlando Gee, the Register thereof ;
Sir Richard Crawley, Examiner and Translator and also Register to
the Lords of Appeals ; John Cheeke, Marshal of the Admiralty ;
Thomas Booker, the crier ; Jeffery Glasier, the Lord High Admiral's
Proctor in the Admiralty and Thomas Beake the messenger : being
for business done in said Courts relating to prizes between 1702
May 20 and 1703 June 20 according to their respective bills as
examined by George Bramston, Doctor of Laws and Surrogate to the
Judge of the Admiralty. Money Book XVI, p. 420.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay Capt.
William Despiers (Despieres) an additional allowance of 1s. 6d. a
day, making his allowance 3s. a day equal with other Captains
on the list of pensions to French Reformed Officers. Out Letters
(Ireland) VIII, p. 289.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners
to employ Pusey Brook as a riding officer at Hythe in Dover port
loco David Russen who is not able to go through the hardship of
William Veel as supervisor of the riding officers on the coast of
Kent loco Robert Paterson dismissed.
Charles Pye as tidesman and boatman at Whitby loco Francis
Clarke lately dismissed.
Daniel Harris (one of the reduced number of 100 extraordinary
tidesmen, London port) as a tidesman in the inferior list London
loco Ralph Best deceased.
William Hitheridge (one of the same reduced number) as a same
ibid loco Thomas Edwards preferred to the superior list of tidesmen
Thomas Edwards (tidesman in the inferior list ibid) preferred
ut supra loco Robert Lowndes preferred to be a tidesurveyor at
Richard Gelman as a tidesman at Shields in Newcastle port loco
Edward Topham dismissed.
Robert Clarke (a deputy patent waiter at Liverpool) as riding
surveyor there loco Richard Nash preferred to be riding surveyor
at Cromer on the coast of Norfolk.
Nicholas Baxter as a riding officer at Lydd loco Joseph French
Robert Underwood as waiter and searcher at Bourne and Pevensey
and to act for the Customer for his fees and to be a riding officer for
the wool business loco Thomas Fowler lately deceased : Underwood
having been lately a Customs officer but having left the service
upon some private considerations of his own but being willing to
Robert Lettice Hooper as searcher at St. Austins Hole within the
Island of Barbados loco Daniel Hooper who is about to betake
himself to some other business.
John Brown, an able seaman, as a boatman at Calshot in Southampton
port loco Nicholas Matterface lately removed to Dartmouth.
John Warburton as a landwaiter in Boston port loco Stephen
Bryant Wade as waiter at Burnham in Colchester port loco
Theophilus Boosey dismissed.
Richard Nash (riding surveyor of Liverpool) as riding officer at
Cromer for the better guard of the coast of Norfolk : at 50l. per an.
Robert Allston as a watchman in the Custom House London port
loco John Wakefield deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 284,
285, 286, 287, 288.
Royal sign manual to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the
delivery to Meinhardt, Duke of Schonberg and Leinster, of his Garter
Robes, viz., mantle of blue velvet lined with white taffety with an
escutcheon of St. George's Cross embroidered and encompassed with a
garter on the left shoulder with large strings and tassels of silk and
gold ; a surcoat of crimson velvet and a hood of the same, both lined
with white taffety as usual : to an estimate of about 74l. Warrants
not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 79.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Surveyor General of Crown
Lands for a particular of the cut of the underwood in 4 coppices in
West Henault Walk in Waltham Forest in order to a lease thereof
to George Finch, Master Keeper of said Walk.
Prefixing : said Surveyor's report on said George Finch's memorial
for same. The premises were petitioned for by Thomas Goldstone, an
innkeeper of Ilford, on whose petition I reported June 4 last. The
coppices contain at the outside 28 acres, most of the sides abutting
on high ways where the ditches are wide and the same fencing itself
almost every way. I judge 10s. an acre to be a reasonable value
when converted to arable or pasture (being liable to Forest law)
being for 27 acres 13l. 10s. 0d. "a third part whereof being 4l. 10s. 0d.
to be reserved to the Crown in rent according to the direction of a
late Act of Parliament." Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII,
Letter of direction for 79l. 5s. 0d. to Lord Edward Russell,
Treasurer of the Chamber to the late King : out of Civil List moneys
arising before 1701-2 March 8 : and is to be paid over to Thomas
Herbert, his late Majesty's clockmaker and watchmaker, in full for
mending and keeping in order the said King's clocks from Michaelmas
1701 to 1701-2 March 8 : pursuant to a Lord Chamberlain's warrant.
Disposition Book XVI, p. 263.
William Lowndes to Mr. Fox to remit immediately (out of the
moneys received by you at the Exchequer on the tallies put into your
hands registered first in course on the Duties on Coals for the service
of this year) 6,000l. to Flanders on account of the poundage to be
deducted from the clearings of the 40,000 men there : the same being
intended to be applied to defray the charge of the Hospitals or such
other services to which the said poundage is applicable as the General
[the Duke of Marlborough] shall direct.
It is also the Lord Treasurer's pleasure that out of the like moneys
(together with such further sum as will make up 54747l. 6s. 8d.
which you shall procure to be advanced upon the said tallies on the
Coal Duties by any persons who are willing to lend same at 4 per cent
interest) you pay one month's subsistence to the Subject Troops
and full pay to the Foreign Forces comprising the 40,000 men viz.
as from Oct. 1 next to Oct. 28 next. [This item is again provided
for in the letter of Sept. 21 infra p. 408]. Ibid., p. 264.
Same to Mr. Cardonnell. I have sent your letters of the
16th and 23rd and [this] instant to the Lord Treasurer at the
Bath. By his command I am to acquaint you (1) that 1406l. 5s. 0d.
is now ordered to the Earl of Ranelagh towards satisfying to the
Elector of Treves the Queen's part of the subsidies payable to him
in the year 1702 : (2) that 30730l. is directed to Mr. Fox towards
completing the levy money and pay to the Troops of Augmentation
from the several times of their entering into the service to Sept. 9
next. But as to the subsidies due to the Elector of Treves for the
half year ended at June 24 last the same was furnished by my Lord
Treasurer to Mr. Fox some time since and my Lord is of opinion
you should always adjust your demands with Mr. Sweet before you
send them hither, because it appears to his Lordship that Mr. Sweet
hath oftentimes money in his hands for the very uses for which
your demands are made.
His Lordship has also ordered Mr. Fox immediately to remit
6,000l. to Flanders on account of the poundage to be deducted
from the clearings of the 40,000 men there, to defray the charge of
the Hospitals or such other services as the General shall direct.
Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 237.
Same to the Lord Treasurer. I have your letters of the 26, 27,
and 29 and have signed a letter [of direction] for 1406l. 5s. 0d. to
the Earl of Ranelagh out of the Queen's share of prizes. But I find
that Mr. Pauncefort was mistaken in saying that this sum would
discharge 2 quarters subsidies to 1702 Xmas. It now appears that
so much is due for 1702 Sept. 29 quarter [alone] and therefore the
issue is made as in part of the said 2 quarters.
I have written Mr. Cardonnell as above (see p. 388).
The 700,000l. appropriated for 1702 and which by the Act was not
to be exceeded, out of the funds then granted, is entirely issued
and the douceurs (being contingencies) ought to be paid out of same
or out of any part of the poundage money which arose therefrom.
By your order I some time since inspected the Earl of Ranelagh's
accounts for that year and did thereupon collect that there was
in his hands 14,797l. 4s. 10d. besides the poundage and respits of
the whole year ; whereupon you directed said Earl to pass his
accounts for that year distinctly. And I am sure the accounts or
that year must be separate, having no dependence upon the accounts
during the former war or any other accounts except it be that of
the 10,000 men which acted in conjunction with the Forces of the
Allies in the preceding year . I cannot tell what progress
has been made in the said accounts but I enclose a copy [missing]
of the notes which I took on my examination.
The 15,730l. for levy money and pay to the Augmentation Troops
to Sept. 9 next is remitted this night. I have signified [to the
Exchequer] your pleasure for issuing to the Navy 12,353l. 6s. 7¾d.
for the Victuallers out of the Malt surplus (which comes fast into
the Exchequer as will appear by the enclosed state [missing] of the
Exchequer cash). This completes the whole proportion to the
Victualling for the year 1702 and so no more can regularly be paid
to them out of that [Malt Surplus] fund.
My reasons why the 24,905l. 6s. 8¾d. should be presently issued
are as follows : (1) because any other payment clears the Augmentation
Troops to no certain time but leaves Mr. Sweet to make payments
upon account in which there may be great partiality and importunities :
(2) because it's evident to me that the payments he hath
made upon account hath put more money into the hands of the
chief Officers than was due to their whole Regiments, which being
made use of by them your Lordship cannot without difficulty get an
account of the clearings "or them to take the same when the clearings
be ready for them" because the remainder is not sufficient to satisfy
the subalterns or the men who clamour for want of their money ;
and by this means the public service is endangered : (3) because
the 9th of Sept. being now at hand it is high time to furnish this
money to obviate any just complaint upon the Treaty : (4) because
there is no possibility of being irregular in this payment to the 9th
Sept., [whereas after that date] the same Troops continuing in service
may as well go off the Establishment of the Augmentation Forces
to the Establishment for the Alliances (both which are separately
pointed at in the appropriating clause) at a day certain [such] as
the times of their embarcation, which must be reduced to certainty
by certificates, whereon there may be mistakes and whereby I doubt
the public [of England] has been too often wronged.
I therefore advise that 9175l. 6s. 8¾d. be issued out of public funds
in the Exchequer [together with 15,730l. out of loans on the
Subsidies ut supra p. 386] to clear all to Sept. 9 next. The Chancellor
of the Exchequer who met here this morning is of the same opinion.
I have attended Lord Nottingham about the 15,000l. for the
Portugal horses. He called me before the [Privy] Council where I
informed them of all the moneys that had been furnished for the
Portugal service ; wherewith they seemed to be pleased [as previously]
not knowing that more than the 60,000 pieces of Eight had been
remitted and it [now] appearing to them that the 250,000 Crowns for
the preparations and a full 2 months' advance for the 13,000 men and
6,000l. for transports had been supplied besides the payments to the
Augmentation Troops out of which [some] part of our [Portugal
quota of] 6,000 men are to be furnished. "They did not see a present
occasion for this 15,000l. but the Earl of Nottingham will speak
with the Portugal Ambassador to know of him how much of it he
would have here to furnish the arms he desires to buy in England ;
and [will] speak with me again thereupon."
I was much surprised just now to meet Mr. Atkinson (who had
18,570l. at your Lordship's last meeting at Windsor and 6,000l. since)
come very importunately with another memorial for 23,831l. 2s. 3d.
more [for transports]. I enclose same [missing] for your direction.
I could not forbear telling my Lords [at the Privy Council] that it
was a pity that these troops were not taken on board the men of
war that go in such numbers to Portugal.
I have desired to speak with Mr. Ward (who has been out of town
for some days) about borrowing more money on the Land Tax or
the Coal Act, that he may work the matter with the Bank before the
demands is made in form. I hope to see him to-night and to succeed,
because I find that Sir Henry Furnese has disposed of all his tallies
for 21,500l. on the Land Tax with great advantage to himself, in
some cases 12s. and in others 20s. per cent. : and in case the Bank
refuses I will try all other means to pursue your Lordships' directions
in that matter.
I have directed Mr. Fox to remit the poundage to Flanders but as
the account of the last clearings is not come I am forced to go by
estimate, which amounts to 6,000l.
I pray you to observe that the money which is issued to the
Augmentation Troops pursuant to one clause in the Appropriation
cannot regularly be put to the account of the Establishment [which
is] to be grounded on another clause of the Act for Alliances.
I have signified to Mr. Fox your pleasure for taking up money at
4 per cent. on the tallies in his hands for another month to Oct.
28 next for subsistence to the Subject Troops and full pay to the
Foreigners of the 40,000 men.
As to the 20 brass guns the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance
cannot value them till you direct them to be put into their hands.
The Land Tax tallies in Sir Thomas Littleton's hands are issued for
[Navy] wages, which your Lordship thinks will need a great sum and
considering that the overplus of the Malt is applicable only for the
service of the year 1702 and that the head of Wear and Tear of that
year is still very deficient the Chancellor and myself think it will be
more for your Lordship's service to supply the 6,000l. for bills of
exchange and imprests out of that surplus and to reserve the money
of this year for uses that cannot be supplied out of that surplus.
I have a letter from Sir William Trumbull signifying that you
would have the enclosed bills [missing] concerning Windsor Forest
transmitted [to you from me]. They have not yet been examined
and may properly be referred to Mr. Willcox.
I transmit a proposal of Mr. Harnage to take care of the clothing
the army : also a warrant for the Earl of Ranelagh upon his memorial
presented to you at Windsor.
I perceive by Mr. Povey that a good sum will be wanting for the
Sick and Wounded and, though that expense is exorbitant and needs
your interposition to lessen it, yet it will be necessary to furnish
a good sum to obviate complaints that are very apt to come into the
House [of Commons] on behalf of the [local authorities, innkeepers, &c.
who furnish] quarters [to the sick and wounded]. I have desired
him to bring a memorial from the Commissioners [for sick and
wounded] of what is due to Xmas last [on that head], to which the
Malt surplus is applicable.
Capt. Atkinson says the ships cannot sail if more money be not
furnished. It seems they come from Ireland to go afterwards to
Portugal. Out Letters (General) XVII, pp. 237-40.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to John Dodd, Receiver of the
Droits &c. of the Admiralty, and to John Waters, Solicitor for the
affairs of the Admiralty, to apply to the High Court of Admiralty
for a commission for the sale of the goods fished up at Vigo by several
transport ships : and for the division of the proceeds thereof as the
most equal way of dividing same, rather than dividing the goods :
viz. as to one moiety to the masters of said ships. Warrants not
Relating to Money XVIII, p. 82.