Warrant Book: September 1703, 16-30

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 18, 1703. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1936.

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September 1703, 16-30

Sept. 16. Jo. Taylour from the Bath [for the Treasury Secretary] to the Salt Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition and proposition [missing] of Benj. Woolfe for preventing frauds in the Salt Duty. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 257.
Sept. 17. Royal warrant dated "at our Court at Bath" to John How, Paymaster General of the Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces to pay 300l. per an. to the Secretary of the Comptrollers of Army Accounts in addition to the 1500l. per an. payable to the said Comptrollers as by the patent of June 10 last see supra p. 315 : and likewise a further 900l. per an. to defray the whole charge of their office for house rent, incidents &c. : the total establishment therefore to be 2,700l. per an. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 103-4.
Royal sign manual for 830l. to Philibert D' Hervart on his ordinary as late Envoy Extraordinary to the Swiss Cantons, and is for 166 days 1701-2 March 8 to 1702 Aug. 21, from which date the like allowance of 5l. a day to William Aglionby, present Envoy Extraordinary to same, did commence. (Money warrant dated Bath Sept. 25 hereon). (Money order dated Sept. 22 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Sept. 23 hereon). Ibid., p. 106. Money Book XVI, p. 435. Order Book VI, p. 46. Disposition Book XVI, p. 268.
William Lowndes to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy, to apply 20,000l. to the payment of wages to seamen "out of the money which you receive at the Exchequer on the tallies and orders in your name for 300,000l. registered first in course on the Land Tax of this year." Disposition Book XVI, p. 266.
Same to Sir Henry Furnese to make proposals for bills of exchange to a total of 160,000l. ut supra p. 404 on Flanders for the service of the Forces. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 252.
Same to Lord Halifax [Auditor of the Receipt] for a certificate of the sum paid 9 or 10 years ago to Mr. Perkins for a jewel sold by him to the late Queen. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer has appointed Samuel Giles as riding officer at Winchelsea on an engagement from some of the gentlemen who recommended him. Because his Lordship understands that Gyles is suspected to have been formerly concerned in some evil practices, although he may be qualified to do good services for the future, he desires you to have a watchful eye over him. Ibid.
Sept. 18. Letters patent by Treasurer Godolphin constituting Henry Cartwright to be Secretary to the Comptroller of the Accounts of the Army : with the salary of 300l. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 88.
Treasurer Godolphin from the Bath to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John FitzGerald and partners. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 290.
Sept. 20. Money warrant for 20l. to Owen Jones as royal bounty for his transportation as a chaplain to Virginia. (Money order dated Sept. 16 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Sept. 23 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 422. Order Book VI, p. 40. Disposition Book XVI, p. 268.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to order their Receiver General to pay into the Exchequer 5000l. of the Queen's share of prizes. Money Book, p. 329.
Same by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Samuel Hastings of extra parochial tithes in the Great Level ut supra p. 358 viz : east from Stoke bridge to Brandon on the Wolds et al detailed, south from Warlington Load to Burwell Block, et al detailed, west from Earith to the dam on the Nen, et al detailed, north from Waldram Hall to the bridge of Crowland et al detailed all in Cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Northampton and Lincoln : one full fourth part of the annual value of the said tithes to be paid in money to the Crown after recovery thereof.
Prefixing : Auditor's particular of the premises and Surveyor General's memorandum and ratal.
Followed by : undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 92-5, 120.
Sept. 21. Letter of direction for 14322l. 15s. 9½d. to Mr. Fox for the service of the Augmentation Forces anno 1703 : out of loans on the sixth 4s. Aid : and is to be applied for the pay of said Forces (exclusive of the Regiments of Portmore and Stanhope which are to go for Portugal) viz., from Sept. 30 inst. to Nov. 10 next. Disposition Book XVI, p. 267.
Same for 99,663l. 1s. 5¼d. to same for the 40,000 men as follows as by a statement (laid before the Lord Treasurer by Mr. Pauncefort on said Mr. Fox's behalf) of the subsistence of the Subject Troops in Holland and full pay to the Foreigners composing said 40,000 men from the last date provided for, to wit Sept. 30 next to Dec. 24 next : from which it appears as follows
£ s. d.
the subsistence of the Subject Troops (except the Royal Regiment of Dragoons and the Regiments of Stuart and Bridges which are to go for Portugal) and the full pay of the Foreign Troops for Oct. 1-28 next will be 50864 12 1
the like for Oct. 29 to Nov. 26 next will be 50864 12 1
the like for Nov. 27 to Dec. 24 next will be 52681 3 11¼
154410 8
towards which the Lord Treasurer has lately directed out of moneys advanced on coal tallies in said Fox's hands [see supra, p. 388] 54747 6 8
leaving to be provided £99663 1
The said sum is to be hereby provided by 2183l. 8s. 2¼d. of money undisposed which was advanced upon the tallies put into said Fox's hands on the Malt Duties anno 1703 ; and 97,479l. 13s. 3d. out of the money advanced by the Bank of England on the tallies in said Fox's name on the Duties on coals anno 1703. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Richard Norton at Ixworth Abbey near Bury in Suffolk. As to the point of law in your letter the better opinion is that although the several kinds of offences do relate to the same quantity of malt the several penalties will be incurred. The Justices of the Peace are the proper judges and there is lodged in them a power of mitigation by the general words relating to the Excise laws.
As to the practice it has been usual to lay divers informations different ways for the same fact, but when the party hath been convicted on one the officers have seldom or never proceeded any further. If the offender has removed out of your jurisdiction the conviction can be removed by certiorari into the King's Bench. But the Lord Treasurer thinks it best (for obviating complaints of any hardships in a revenue of so great importance) that you should use your power in reducing all the penalties in this case to a fitting sum, so as this may be done without any disrespect to deserving gentlemen. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 253.
Christopher Tilson (for Mr. Lowndes) to Mr. Cardonnell, transmitting an extract of the sums that shall from time to time be ordered to Mr. Fox's hands for the Forces in the Low Countries. This very day Mr. Fox has been directed to apply 154,410l. 8s. 1¼d. (out of money in his hands for the service of the 40,000 men) to the subsistence of the Subject Troops and to clear the full pay of the Foreign Troops from Oct. 1 next (to which time they are already provided) to Dec. 24 next ; and further to receive 14,322l. 15s. 9½d. at the Exchequer (for the pay of the Augmentation Troops from Sept. 30 next to Nov. 10 next except the Regiments of Portmore and Stanhope which are to go for Portugal). These sums make together 168,733l. 3s. 10¾d. : "notwithstanding which I should be willing to make my correspondence more useful to you if I could tell how, for if what Mr. Pauncefort said to Mr. Lowndes be true you have constantly had the like account from him, which I am now directed to send to you." Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Lord Treasurer [at the Bath]. I have this morning received propositions for remitting 160,000l. to Holland and have accepted that of Sir Henry Furnese as the best. In order that you may see how near this bargain is driven I have taken out of Whiston's paper [James Whiston's Merchants' Weekly Remembrancer] the rate of exchange at double usance which is 34 schelins and 4 groots per £ sterling for any sum (though never so small) to be remitted ; to which adding the agio at 3 per cent. it makes 10 guilders and 12 stivers near for a £ sterling. Thus 34 schilling 4 groots are equal to 424 36/100 groots which are equal to 10 guilders 12 stivers 36/100 groots, out of which Sir Henry must pay commission and brokage and run the hazard of the bills, besides he must pay the greatest part of the 160,000l. much sooner than double usance. So that he cannot gain much, if anything, out of 10 guilders 10 stivers or 10 guilders 11 stivers in his proposition.
I have conveyed to Mr. Fox your direction to apply 99,663l. 1s. 5¼d. out of the money and tallies in his hands together with 54,747l. 6s. 8d. which you lately directed to be applied out of the money advanced on the coal Duty tallies, (making 154,410l. 8s. 1¼d.) to the pay of the Foreign Troops and subsistence of the Subject Troops comprising the 40,000 men, to wit from the 30th inst. to the 24 Dec. next according to Mr. Pauncefort's memorial enclosed [missing] from which you will see that there is a deduction made not only for the Regiments of Stuart and Bridges but also for the Royal Regiment of Dragoons, which it seems must also go to Portugal.
As you order I have likewise directed the Exchequer to issue 14,322l. 15s. 9½d. further to Mr. Fox, which by Mr. Pauncefort's computation will pay the Augmentation Troops (except the Regiments of Portmore and Stanhope) from the 30th inst to Nov. 10 next.
I beg your direction as to Mr. Pauncefort's demand of 6990l. 11s. 0d. for 6 weeks' subsistence for 5 Regiments that go from Holland to Portugal. If it be your pleasure that the like subsistence be furnished to all the other Troops that go to Portugal in English pay please let your direction be general.
By the enclosed demand [missing] from the Transports Commissioners a greater quantity of shipping is to be provided for by them (I suppose to carry those Forces to Portugal). Send me your direction as to the 10,444l. 7s. 6d. therein "which seems to be necessary at present though in my poor opinion it is altogether as necessary to take into consideration and regulate this immense growing charge of the transports, for which no provision has been made in the Supplies of the year."
I have had from Mr. Cardonnell the enclosed letter [missing] of the 19th inst. for [sic for from] Verviers and I have ordered Mr. Tilson to send him [Cardonnell] constantly an abstract of the sums directed to Mr. Fox from time to time though he hath always had them from Mr. Pauncefort. As to the demand of the Hessians for last year I cannot tell what to say unless your Lordship thinks fit out of the Civil List money to issue a sum upon account before you receive the account of the 700,000l. appropriated by Parliament, especially when there is so much reason to believe that there is more money in the Paymaster [of the Forces'] hands than will serve to discharge these douceurs.
I have sent the letter you desired [as below] to the Navy Commissioners and to Mr. Dodington and will send you the required accounts when to hand.
I enclose a report [missing] from the Navy Commissioners on the Earl of Orford's memorial for allowances to his clerks. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 254-5.
William Lowndes to Mr. Dodington. What steps have been taken in the Earl of Orford's accounts, as late Treasurer of the Navy, since the Lord Treasurer left London? Also send a particular account of all imprests made by Lord Orford [to sub-accountants] within the time of his being Treasurer of the Navy, to whom made, how much cleared, and who remains still accountable. (The like letter to the Navy Commissioners). Ibid., p. 255.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Sept. — to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to give orders for lining one of the portier curtains belonging to the furniture of the gold coloured and crimson velvet bed in the Prince's [of Denmark's] lodging at St. James's with green taffeta : and for the delivery to the Removing Wardrobe of a silk lyar for hanging the Branch in the new Drawing Room there : and for making an armed chair suitable to the velvet bed at Kensington that was brought lately from Hampton Court. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 90.
Sept. 22. Money order for 40l. to John Lowe and Peter Le Neve gent, Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer, for Easter and Trinity term last, for their extraordinary pains in sorting and ordering records foreign and domestic in the Treasury [of the Receipt] at Westminster. (Letter of direction dated Sept. 23 hereon). Order Book VI, p. 46. Disposition Book XVI, p. 268.
Sept. 23. Letter of direction for 20l. to Mr. Ogle for his passage to the West Indies as a Chaplain. [There is no money warrant or order for this payment. See infra under date 1704 Dec. 7]. Disposition Book XVI, p. 268.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners for a schedule of all imprests at this time remaining undischarged in the accounts of the Victualling. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 256.
Sept. 24. Letter of direction for 1170l. 12s. 8d. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List funds : and is intended to be paid over to Henry Wise to complete the 2670l. 12s. 8d. ut supra p. 400. Disposition Book XVI, p. 268.
William Lowndes to the Lord Treasurer [at the Bath]. The account of the proceedings in the Convocation of Stannators is printed in yesterday's Gazette. The observation I have to make thereon is that although the Stannators have agreed to let her Majesty have 1600 tons of tin yearly at 3l. 10s. 0d. per hundred stannary weight for 7 years yet I do not see that it has been resolved that no more than 1600 ton shall be coined in each year.
Mr. Lyddall came to me yesterday on the subject of your late order for an account from the Navy Board of all imprests undischarged and I took the opportunity of discoursing him about the great sum of captors' money remaining in the hands of the Receiver of Prizes. I find the bulk of that money to be Vigo booty which cannot be distributed till such time as the Captains do all send in lists of their respective ships' Companies to the Navy Board attested as required by the Queen's Declaration : which most of them have not yet done, being (as I am informed) gone out upon foreign voyages or with the Fleet in the Straits. I think the Prizes Commissioners might have written to their Captains long ago to return their lists in due form and then this delay had never happened. As matters now stand the most expeditious way will be for the Admiralty to write to the Captains.
I enclose 2 letters [missing] from the Navy Commissioners pressing for 5000l. or 6000l. on the head of the Ordinary and for 20,000l. more on the head of wages. Please signify your pleasure as to ordering the former sum out of the Malt Surplus in further part of 129,314l. 10s. 3d. for the year 1702 and the 20,000l. out of money received by Sir Thomas Littleton on his orders on the Land Tax as part of the sum for wages anno 1703.
I enclose Lord Halifax's report [missing] on Mr. Palmes's memorial concerning the delivery of his [fidelity] bonds. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 256.
Sept. 25. Royal warrant dated "at our Court at Bath" to John How, Paymaster of the Forces, to pay William Blathwayt 1000l. per an. as Secretary at War over and above the 365l. per an. on the Establishment of the Forces. The said 1000l. per an. as is hereby to be paid out of the remainder of the deduction of 12d. per £ after meeting the incident and settled charges of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea : to commence as from Dec. 25 last. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 107.
Same to the Duchess of Marlborough, Mistress of the Robes, to pay the Establishment of the officers of the Robes as from 1702 Lady day as follows viz.
to the Groom of the Robes 120l. per an.
to 2 waiters of the Robes, 50l. each 100l. "
to the Yeoman of the Robes 200l. "
Ibid., p. 110.
Letter of direction for 4660l. 7s. 4d. to Charles Fox : out of loans on the Duties on coals : in part of his unsatisfied order on account of Alliances : and is intended to be applied to the subsisting of the Regiments to be sent from Holland to Portugal from Sept. 30 inst. ; to wit the Royal Regiment of Dragoons, and the Regiments of Stuart, Bridges, Portmore and Stanhope, the said Regiments being from that time to be borne on the Establishment of the Forces designed for Portugal.
Further for 10,444l. 7s. 6d. to said Fox on the like order for Alliances and is to be paid over by him to Samuell Atkinson and Nicholas Roop on account of the charge of transports for the Forces going to Portugal : towards which 12,000l. hath been already paid them : said sum is to be issued out of the following funds viz. 22l. 10s. 0d. of arrears of the first Quarterly Poll ; 10l. 19s. 0d. of arrears of the first 2s. Aid ; 11l. 10s. 0d. of arrears of the second 4s. Aid ; 6l. 11s. 0d. of arrears of the first Poll ; 203l. 9s. 0d. of arrears of the Second Poll ; 1652l. 4s. 11½d. of the 25 per cent. on French goods ; 107l. 3s. 6d. of the 5l. per chaldron on cinders before 1703 May 14 ; 736l. of Customs ended at 1699 Xmas ; 22l. 1s. 6½d. of the rent of Hackney Coaches ; 5s. 9d. of the 22 per cent. on India wrought silks ; 200l. of the Droits of the Admiralty ; 7654l. 12s. 9d. of the Queen's share of Prizes. Disposition Book XVI, p. 269.
William Lowndes to George Smith, Esq. Unless the money for your brother's forfeited estate be paid into the Exchequer by the first day of Michaelmas term next her Majesty will dispose of the estate another way. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 257.
Same to the Archbishop of York to report on (a) infra.
Appending : (a) memorial relating to the chaplery of the borough of Newcastle under Lyme Co. Stafford. The said borough is only a chapelry and very meanly provided, the minister having never any house or fixed residence to attend the cure of that numerous people. The late bishop of Lichfield and Coventry being then Lord Almoner promoted the building of a house, promising that nothing should be wanting thereto : and thereupon a house was erected : but he is translated to Worcester and removed from the office of Lord Almoner so the expectation of his further liberality is perfectly at an end and there remains a debt of 160l. thereon. The inhabitants have not only contributed very largely but out of a pure principle and zeal for the church have made voluntary subscriptions for the maintenance of an able and learned minister and by this means have brought over to the church most of their neighbours and brethren who had resorted to a Meeting house erected some few years since in their town by money sent from London. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report upon the enclosed letter [missing] from Thomas Bellott Esq. relating to Morgan Whitley's affair, for whom Bellott's father, deceased, was surety. Ibid., p. 258.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Briggs, surety with Edward Bodham for Robert Thorowgood late collector at Lynn who died insolvent, on which petitioner's lands at Tanfield in Durham were seized, which he had previously mortgaged to Edmund Quash and subsequently in 1699 sold to William Davison who is willing to pay 200l. for [the Crown's] surrender of petitioner's surety bond. Reference Book VIII, p. 71.
Sept. 27. Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Lyford, late collector of the Duties on malt, praying allowance of 155l. lost by returning his money by several merchants who failed. Ibid.
Sept. 28. Royal warrant dated "at our Court at Bath" to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces acting with the Allies, to pay 3l. a day to Thomas Morrice Esq., as Deputy to said Fox for the pay of the Queen's Forces in Portugal : to be for himself and his clerks : as from Sept. 5 inst. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 104.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 300l. per an. to Elizabeth Collier as a Maid of Honour : as from June 24 last. Out of the first money coming to her hands she is to satisfy to Isabella Wentworth now wife of [Francis] Arundel so much as she is entitled to up to the day said Collier succeeded her. Ibid., p. 105.
Same to the same for a same for the like allowance to Ann Duncomb as a same : from same date : she similarly to satisfy her predecessor Ann South now the wife of — Clopton Esq. Ibid., pp. 105-6.
William Lowndes to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy, to apply to the payment of seamen's wages a further 20,000l. out of the money you receive at the Exchequer on the 300,000l. tallies and orders registered in your name first in course on the Land Tax of this year. Disposition Book XVI, p. 270.
Letter of direction for 6000l. to said Treasurer of the Navy : out of the Surplus on Malt anno 1702 : and is intended to be applied to the ordinary of the Navy in further part of 129,314l. 10s. 3d. appropriated for that service in the year 1702. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Burchet to move the Council for the Admiralty for their orders to the respective captains concerned in the Vigo booty to send in lists of their ships' companies ut supra, p. 411. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 258.
Same to the Lord Treasurer [at the Bath] I enclose a letter [missing] from Lord Coningsby, who is in Ireland, with a copy of an order made by the late Commissioners for Forfeitures there for paying into the Exchequer in England an overplus of 9717l. 3s. 0d. which is grounded upon a clause in the Act of II Wm. III c. 2. About 3 weeks ago I sent to Lord Coningsby the precedents he desired see supra, p. 401. He now desires your direction on said order. When this money is in the Exchequer it must attend the order of the Parliament for disposing the same [in order] to discharge such arrears, debts and interest moneys mentioned in the said Act as are not discharged by the application of debentures &c. in Ireland. I think it is incumbent on his lordship in the return of this money to be very careful.
As to his two questions I think there is no doubt but that an Exchequer tally will be a good discharge to him upon making the payment : but I doubt whether your Lordship will prescribe the persons by whom he shall return this sum. If your Lordship should be inclined so to do be pleased to intimate the persons' names to me so that I may send my Lord Coningsby a full answer to his said letter. I have received yours of the 26th inst. and will pursue your directions therein. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 259.
Sept. 30. Money warrant for 500l. to the Duchess of Marlborough for Sept. 29 quarter as Groom of the Stole and First Lady of the Bedchamber.
250l. to the following for same time as Ladies of the Bedchamber ; viz. Juliana, Countess of Burlington ; Ann Charlotte, Lady Freschville ; Mary, Duchess of Ormonde ; Frances, Countess of Scarborough ; Lady Henrietta Godolphin ; Anne, Countess of Abingdon ; Lady Jane Hyde ; Ann, Countess of Sunderland ; Elizabeth, Duchess of Somerset.
125l. each to the following for same time as Women of the Bedchamber : viz. Beata Danvers, Agnata Cooper, Margaret Feilding, Abigail Hill.
75l. each to the following for same time as Maids of Honour viz. Mary Stanhope, Jane Kingdon, Letitia Frowde, Rosamunde Yardburgh. (Money order dated Sept. 30 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Sept. 30 hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 434. Order Book VI, p. 45. Disposition Book XVI, p. 270.
Christopher Tilson (in the absence of Mr. Lowndes) to the Agents for Taxes to report to the Lord Treasurer (against his coming to town) on the enclosed paper [missing] sent to Mr. Lowndes by Mr. Taylour from the Bath relating to some proceedings against Lord Hervey on account of taxes due from him. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 259.