Warrant Book: November 1703, 1-15

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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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November 1703, 1-15

Nov. 1. Letter of direction for 300l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : to be paid to Seignor Verrio in full for painting the Great Staircase at Windsor. Disposition Book XVI, p. 283.
Same for 5000l. to the Earl of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe : out of Civil List moneys : on account for the service of the Great Wardrobe since the accession. Ibid.
Same for 300l. to William Lowndes : out of same : for secret service. Ibid., p. 284.
Same for 1599l. 14s. 6d. to the Navy Treasurer : out of money in his hands on the tallies on the sixth 4s. Aid : to be paid to Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of the six Marine Regiments, in part of the charge of 10,000 soldiers for sea service anno 1703 and is for services as follows : viz.
s. d.
for offreckonings to Brigadier Seymour's Regiment from April 25 last to June 24 365 13 0
for clearings to ditto 434 4 2
for offreckonings to same from June 25 to Aug. 24 365 13 0
for clearings to ditto 434 4 2
1599 14 6
(William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to pay same accordingly.) Ibid., p. 285.
William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners to draft an Explanatory Declaration to authorise them to distribute the Vigo action prize money. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 268.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to pass the baggage of the Duke of Marlborough (which is arrived in the river in 2 yachts called the Mary and Anne) at his lodgings at St. James's. Ibid.
Same to same enclosing a letter from the Portugal Envoy concerning saddles shipped for Portugal that are stopped at the Customs. Please give orders herein that the public service be not obstructed. Ibid., p. 269.
Same to the Salt Commissioners to carry on forthwith the prosecutions according to your reports on the petition of (1) Edward Killerby, Anthony Caygill and George Airy : (2) George Lawson, William Coatsworth and Henry Ray sureties for Michael Taylor : (3) John Burton : (4) Randle Furnivall, John Leftwick and John Cooke all in order to the recovery of the several debts due from them to her Majesty for the Duties on salt. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Godolphin and Mr. Travers to hasten their report on the tin contracts "and bring it hither the first morning after it is ready." Ibid.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General. Will it be any prejudice to allow Lord Mohun a further time for the case relating to the attainder of the late Earl of Macclesfield? Ibid., p. 270.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests and the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed paper from the late Commissioners for the Duties on Glass, containing their cravings in their accounts. Ibid.
Same to the Postmasters General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Elizabeth, Countess Dowager of Thanet praying a grant to erect a Penny Pacquett Office in Dublin and 10 or 12 miles round it. Ibid., p. 276.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to depute Robert Quary, (Surveyor General of the [Plantation] Duties of 25 Car. II. c. 7 within the Provinces of Pennsylvania and the East and West Jerseys) to be Surveyor General on the coast of America to visit the several colonies on the said coast loco Edward Randolph deceased : and his former salary of 200l. to be disposed of for the establishment of some officers in useful stations where they are wanting and for increase of salaries to some of the present officers who are deserving and otherwise not able to subsist. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 296.
Nov. 2. Letter of direction for 400l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : to be paid to Henry Wise for one quarter to Nov. 1 inst. on his contract for keeping her Majesty's several gardens. Disposition Book XVI, p. 284.
Treasury reference to the late Commissioners of Transports of the petition of Richard Budge, assignee to Thomas Cades, master of the Truelove, praying a debenture for 155l. for the hire of said ship in the transport service in 1693. Reference Book VIII, p. 75.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of David Price for a watchman's place, London port. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Hanworth Fitch shewing that for upwards of 17 years he has been a teller and receiver in the Excise Office at a small salary and has had upwards of 300l. losses which he has made good to the Crown : therefore praying consideration, seeing that officers employed in Salt, Malt and Leather have had a settlement of salary while these Duties were under the Excise Commissioners' management. Ibid, p. 74.
Nov. 3. William Lowndes to Charles Fox to apply as follows 25,421l. 9s. 8d. out of moneys which shall be advanced or paid to you on the tallies and orders in your hands on the New Duties on Coals : viz.
s. d.
to clear the several Regiments of Horse, Dragoons and Foot that serve in Holland from April 25 to Aug. 24 being 122 days according to the abstracts of the muster rolls sent over from thence, 6000l. having been already issued for the use of the Hospitals there 25230 19 8
to Major General Windham for his pay as Brigadier from 1702 Dec. 25 to April 30 last, being 127 days at 30s. a day 190 10 0
25421 9 8
Disposition Book XVII, p. 1.
Same to the Navy Treasurer to pay 4169l. 15s. 1d. (out of money in your hands received upon tallies on the sixth 4s. Aid) to Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of the six Marine Regiments, in part of the charge of the 10,000 soldiers for sea service anno 1703 : and is for services as follow : viz.
s. d.
for 2 months' subsistence to Brigadier Seymour's six Companies from Oct. 25 last to Dec. 24 next 798 4 4
for 4 months' subsistence to 5 Companies of Col. Villiers' Regiment from 25 Aug. last to Dec. 24 next 1299 14 7
for subsistence to 4 Companies of Col. Sanderson's Regiment for the same time 1039 15 8
for subsistence to 171 sick men besides several Officers of the several other marine Regiments left on shore for the same time 1032 0 6
4169 15 1
(William Lowndes [to the Navy Commissioners to make out Navy bills to the said Treasurer] to so pay same to Whitfeild.) Ibid., pp. 1-2.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint returning their report on Mr. Bond's petition. What sum is suitable as a reward to him? Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 271.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte and Mr. Fox to prepare instructions for the Commissary of the provisions to her Majesty's Forces in Portugal consistent with the Treaty between England and Portugal. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Borrett of the petition of Agnes Dicconson et al. creditors of William Dicconson Esq., shewing that the said William assigned lands to them for payment of debts, that about 2 years since he went into France, whereupon he was outlawed, so that a stop is put to the payment of said debts : therefore praying to be permitted to perform the trust reposed in them.
In the margin : a later reference dated 1704 April 25 to the Attorney General. Reference Book VIII, p. 75.
Nov. 4. Letter of direction for 7244l. 2s. 8d. to Charles Fox on account of the Alliances : out of loans on the sixth 4s. Aid : to be applied to the subsistence of the several Regiments appointed for the Expedition to Portugal : and is (with the 13834l. 16s. 0d. already issued) to complete 21,078l. 18s. 8d. for the subsistence of the said Regiments from the times they are to be placed on the establishment of those Forces to the 24th Dec. next : as follows
s. d.
to the Royal Regiment of Dragoons from 30 Sept. 1703 to Dec. 24 next 2754 0 6
to Lord Portmore's Foot : for same time 2735 8 6
to Lieut. Gen. Stewart's Foot : for same time 2735 8 6
to Col. Blood's Foot : for same time 2735 8 6
to Col. Stanhope's Foot : for same time 735 8 6
to Brigadier Harvey's Regiment of Horse from 6 Oct. 1703 (to which time they are paid in Ireland) to 24 Dec. following : the Troopers all considered as unmounted 2415 8 6
to Col. Brudenell's Foot : for the same time 2483 17 10
to Lord Mountjoy's Foot : for the same time 2483 17 10
21078 18 8
Disposition Book XVII, p 3.
William Lowndes to Mr. Burchett for a list to be sent to the Prizes Commissioners of the ships concerned in the action at Vigo. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 271.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to certify the Lord Treasurer whether any of the horses to be bought in Portugal are to be charged to account of the Troops. Ibid.
Nov. 5. Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Ann Alford, widow, praying payment of the wages of Samuell Spicer, William Pope, Edward Mockett, Isaac Emary and Samuell Mantle, late Marine centinels on board the Litchfeild [? and praying further to] "have authority to receive the same" without deduction. Reference Book VIII, p. 76.
Nov. 6. William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to apply out of money in your hands on the tallies in your name registered first in course on the Land Tax for this year 46,000l. to pay the Yards to March 31 last : whereof 29,000l. is to be placed to the head of Wear and Tear and 17,000l. to the head of the Ordinary of the Navy. Disposition Book XVII, p. 3.
Letter of direction for 20,161l. 10s. 0d. to Charles Fox on account, of Alliances : out of loans on the sixth 4s. Aid : and is to be applied as follows : viz.
s. d.
on account of the Expedition to Portugal
for horses to be bought in Portugal for the English Troops pursuant to the Treaty, being two thirds of 2000 horses at 12l. for a Trooper's horse and 18l. for an Officer's horse : to wit 340 horses for the Troopers of Brigadier Harvey's Regiment 4080l. ; 471 ditto for the Dragoons of the Royal Regiment 5652l. ; and 523 ditto for the Commission Officers of said Regiments and of 8 Regiments of Foot 9414l., being in all 1334 horses according to Mr. Blathwayt's computation 19146
for Contingencies 600
for saddles and other accoutrements for 48 men lately added to the Royal Regiment of Dragoons 144
for 2 months' pay by advance to the Commissary of the Provisions and his 2 men 91 10 0
for the General Officers to complete their pay to the 24th Dec. 1703 180
20161 10 0
Ibid., p. 4.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Berkeley. On Friday next the Lord Treasurer will hear counsel on your behalf touching your pretensions to the goods of Mr. James Smith. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 272.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. Capt. Wyvell (Wyvill) claims a greater share in the capture of Vigo (where his ship was actually engaged) than is due to ships that only assisted and were not engaged. Is there any custom of the Navy in distributions of this kind to distinguish ships actually engaged from ships assisting. (The like letter to Dr. [George] Brampton [Bramston].) Ibid.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners to attend the Lord Admiral's Council for a list of the ships taken at Vigo. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Popple. When any doubts arise before the Commissioners for Trade in points of law it is the Lord Treasurer's pleasure that you send for Mr. Borret, Solicitor for the Affairs of the Treasury, and that he be directed to attend the Attorney or Solicitor General thereupon. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Baker. Bring hither forthwith a paper of all your [Treasury legal] causes [in hand]. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Whitfeild to take care that the [Marine] Regiments under his pay be mustered and accounts made up of their clearings for this year as there was for the last year. Ibid., p. 273.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Darbie, Receiver General of Taxes for co. Dorset, for allowance of 747l. 11s. 0d. for his extraordinary charges in his receipt for 4 years to 1703 Lady day. Reference Book VIII, p. 75.
Nov. 8. Royal warrant to Charles Fox, Paymaster General of the Forces acting with the Allies, and to his deputy in Portugal, to make the deduction of 12d. in the from the pay of the Forces going to Portugal. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 113.
The like for the deduction of one day's pay from the said Forces : for the use of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea. Ibid.
Orders and instructions under the royal sign manual to be observed by John Lluelin, Commissary General of the Provisions in Portugal, in accordance with the 9th article of the Treaty with Portugal according to which the said King is to provide by his own Officers provisions for the English Troops to be sent thither and to deliver same at the same rates and prices as to his own army. You are forthwith to report to Portsmouth and embark for Portugal and on arrival you are to apply yourself to the Officers and Commissaries of the said King and settle and agree with them the manner and method of your receiving from them the necessary provisions for our Army and in particular the bread for the men and the barley and straw for the horses, and [as to] your acquittances for same. (2) You are to see that the deliveries are good and wholesome and the prices are the same as to their own Forces. You are to give receipts for same and to send advice of quantities and prices to Thomas Morrice, Deputy Paymaster of the Forces in Portugal, to enable him to compare the receipts brought to him by the King of Portugal's Officers. (3) And whereas it is agreed by the said Treaty that 2000 horses shall be got ready by the King of Portugal's Officers for the use of the Confederate Forces going thither, two thirds whereof the Queen is willing to take from them for English account, the said Lluelin is to view and approve same and with the concurrence and good liking of the General of the Forces they are to be delivered to the Colonels &c. to be distributed to the Officers and soldiers. The said Lluelin is to give receipts to the said King's Officers for the horses so delivered. (4) On all necessary occasions Lluelin is to apply to the Commander-in-Chief of our Forces in Portugal and particularly in reference to the Hospitals and the care that is to be taken by the Portuguese of the sick and maimed soldiers of the English Forces pursuant to the said Treaty. "And upon any dispute, doubt or controversy between you and the Officers of the said King of Portugal as well in relation to the aforesaid Treaty and interpretation thereof as otherwise you are to apply yourself unto our Chief Minister residing at the Court of Portugal whose assistance you are to desire in the settling and accommodating all such matters in dispute in such manner as shall best conduce to our service and the good of the Troops in those parts." Ibid., pp. 115-6.
Money warrant for 3422l. 0s. 2d. to Edward Brewster and Gillham Hills for printing Acts of Parliament, Proclamations, Forms of Prayer, Speeches and other things by them delivered to the Archbishop of Canterbury and divers public officers and for stationery wares by them delivered for the service of the 2 Houses of Parliament to Michaelmas 1702 (exclusive of what remains due to them for the like for one year to 1701 Sept. for the service of the late King.)
Appending : statement of said account. (Money order dated Nov. 9 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 462. Order Book VI, p. 58.
Same for 515l. to Henry Baker : on account : for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated Nov. 9 hereon). (Letter of direction dated hereon). Money Book XVI, p. 463. Order Book VI, p. 59. Disposition Book XVII, p. 9.
Same for 400l. to the 4 clerks of the Privy Council for one year to Sept. 29 last on their allowance for attending the business of the Commissioners of Trade. (Money order dated Nov. 15 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 463. Order Book VI, p. 59. Disposition Book XVII, p. 9.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Salt Commissioners to pay James McBurny 200l. as reward for giving several informations at the time of drawing the late Act of Parliament for preventing frauds on the Duties on Salt. Money Book XVI, p. 463.
Money warrant for 13l. 6s. 8d. to William Jones, Apothecary of the Household, for 1703 Sept. 29 quarter on his several fees of 40l. and 13l. 6s. 8d. per an. Ibid., p. 463. Disposition Book XVII, p. 9.
Same for 50l. to Amias Hext for half a year to 1703 Sept. 29 on his pension. Money Book XVII, p. 1. Disposition Book XVII, p. 9.
Same for 1052l. 4s. 9d. to the executors of Sir Thomas Cuddon, late Chamberlain of the City of London, in full of his charges and disbursements in receiving from the Exchequer 869,996l. 17s. 5d. (which was lent by him for several persons on the Exchequer in General and transferred to the second 3s. Aid anno 1698, the Duties on Coal anno 1698 and the third 3s. Aid anno 1699) and repaying the same to the several lenders : as also in full of all claims for paying into the Exchequer or receiving back any loans whatsoever made by him for the public service. (Cancelled and replaced by a warrant of 1704 May 11.) Money Book XVII, p. 1. Disposition Book XVII, p. 9.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Excise Commissioners to allow 5 per cent. interest to Lancelot Burton on the principal sums of 15,000l. and 24,931l. 10s. 0d. being in all 39,931l. 10s. 0d. being divers tallies of pro or assignment levied at the Exchequer in the name of the Earl of Ranelagh [on the Malt Surplus] on account of the pay and subsistence of the 40,000 men : the public service having required that the same should be turned into money sooner than the said Surplus sufficed to satisfy same, whereupon the Lord Treasurer consented to an allowance of 5 per cent. interest to whomsoever would advance said sum, which said Burton did accordingly so advance 15,000l. thereof on May 21 last and the remainder on May 28 last. Money Book XVII, p. 2.
Money warrant for 34l. 10s. 0d. to Theophilus Westwood, Edward Aldrich, underkeepers, Thomas Satchfeild, bailiff and Henry Badger, moletaker, of Richmond New Park for half a year's salary to Sept. 29 last. (Money order dated Nov. 12 hereon.) Ibid., p. 5. Order Book VI, p. 59. Disposition Book XVII, p. 9.
Same for 100l. to George Hosier, Receiver General of Taxes co. Salop, for an overpayment on his account of the Review of the Poll anno 1692. (Money order dated Nov. 16 hereon. In the margin : a later Treasury order dated 1710-11 Feb. 26 for the execution of this order.) Money Book XVII, p. 5. Order Book VI, p. 60.
Warrant dormant from Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee or salary of 62l. 13s. 4d. to John Weaver gent as Customer Inwards of Southampton port. Money Book XVII, p. 13.
William Lowndes to the Duke of Marlborough. The Lord Treasurer has received from the Commissioners for Trade the enclosed letter [missing] from Sir Beville Granville, Governor of Barbados, concerning the pay of the gunners there. Please send my Lord an account of what is due to the said gunners and what will be sufficient to carry their half pay a year in advance ; as my Lord intends to issue forthwith so much to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for that purpose. Please also order a state of the pay of the said gunners to be sent to my Lord from time to time to the end money may be issued for same in advance in view of the difficulty of returns [remittances of exchange] to the said island. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 273.
Nov. 8 & 9. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Collector outwards London port to swear in Francis Gawling as deputy to Robert Jennens one of the five undersearchers of London port. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 297.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Robert Breton as collector of Dover port loco his father Richard Breton who is preferred to be a Customs Commissioner.
Thomas Piggott (an extraordinary watchman London port) as an established watchman ibid. loco Thomas Holmes deceased.
Andrew Leask (a tidesman in the Inferior List ibid.) to be removed to the Superior List loco John Houlker deceased.
Charles Lawrence (one of the reduced 100 extraordinary tidesmen ibid.) as a tidesman in the Inferior List ibid. loco said Leask.
James Fishwick as waiter at Lytham in Poulton port loco Bartholomew Hesketh preferred to be a tidesman at Liverpool.
Bartholomew Hesketh, waiter at Lytham, to be tidesman at Liverpool loco Richard Jackson incapable by age and infirmity.
Capt. Upton who has done several services in the vessel directed 1702 July 22 supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XVII p. 309 to be fitted out for the guard of the coast of Cornwall, is to be continued with his vessel in the service of the Customs. Ibid., pp. 297-298.
Nov. 8. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to John Parkhurst, Receiver of the arrears of prizes taken during the late war with France, to discharge John James David, Thomas Tomkins and John Lambert merchants, of the sum of 133l. 18s. 4d. they having on the 8 April 1698 bought of the then Commissioners for Prizes a parcel of barilla at 6s. 10d. per hundredweight amounting to 433l. 18s. 4d. lying at Coruna in Spain on board a French prize called the Lady of Annunciation taken by the Spanish Alliance pacquet boat, towards which they sent 300l. to their correspondent at Coruna "and to send the same [the barilla] to Thomas Legendre, merchant at Rouen in France" : but on arrival of the goods they appeared to be but one tenth barilla and all the rest potashes and at the sale the barilla sold for 15 livres per hundred[weight] and the pot ashes for only 6 livres per hundredweight, the whole making only 245l. sterling as was sworn before the Judges for Trade of the Court of Rouen 1699 May 11 by said Legendre.
Appending : said Parkhurst's report dated 1703 July 22 on the petition of said David et al. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 98-9.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated August 30 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to the Lord Privy Seal of a rich purse for her Majesty's service for the year 1703. Ibid., p. 100.
Order by same to the Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites of the Admiralty to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's April 24 last for the payment to Thomas Newman and George Kingston of three eighths of a moiety of the French ship Lewis of Havre de Grace, William Devall master, laden with oranges and lemons, which was seized by them, she being forced ashore by stress of weather near Salcombe and condemned in the Admiralty Court : which said three eighths part doth amount to 90l. 0s. 3d. as is certified by John Dodd, Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites of the Admiralty.
(b) Order by the Lord Admiral for the said distribution. Ibid., p. 101.
Representation by same to the Queen concerning the captors' shares of prizes in the hands of the Receiver General of Prizes. For a good while past I have noticed with much uneasiness the great sums so remaining in the Receiver's hands and have long been using my best endeavours to prevent same by frequent writing and speaking to the Commissioners of Prizes and the said Receiver and the Navy Commissioners in the most pressing manner I could. When I understood that the delay in the distribution was partly occasioned by the non return of lists [of captors] to the Navy Office I pressed the Lord Admiral's Council to order the due return of such lists, but same have not hitherto been procured by reason that some of the Officers who should sign them are still abroad on service.
Another impediment arising by doubts and queries raised by the Prizes Commissioners I have referred to the Attorney General and enclose his report [missing] thereon. In particular with regard to the Vigo booty I have discoursed with the Navy Commissioners and the Receiver of Prizes the proposal of the Prizes Commissioners for paying out a part of the shares to the captors, leaving the making up of the just proportions until the lists and accounts are perfected and I thereupon directed such lists to be drawn by the last musters before the action at Vigo. On the whole matter I desire that the doubts in the former Declaration may be explained [by an Explanatory Declaration] and that the above interim distribution may be made : which will in some measure take off the discouragement which the seamen have too long lain under for want thereof. Ibid., p. 102.
Warrant by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the waifs, estrays, mines, herriots and other perquisites and profits of the Honor of Peveril in counties Notts and Derby together with the title of High Steward of said Honor : in order to a grant to Sir Thomas Willoughby and his heirs of such parts of the premises as (according to the Solicitor General's report) may be legally so granted ; and for a 31 years' lease to the petitioner, his executors and assigns of such parts thereof as cannot legally be granted in fee.
Appending : (a) report by said Surveyor General dated June 18 last on said Willoughby's petition for same. The office of bailiff of said Honor was granted 26 Sept. 10 Edw. I. to William Eland and his heirs for ever under a fee farm of 14 marks per an. In the last year of Hy. VIII Hugh Revell the right heir of said Eland sold the bailiffship for 80l. to Henry Willoughby of Wollaton co. Notts. since which time I presume it has continued in petitioner's family. But whether the grant of Edw. I. authorised the naming a steward to keep the Courts &c. should be referred to Queen's Counsel. In 15 April 1664 Charles II granted the above profits and perquisites to Charles, Earl of Norwich for 31 years and on 24 May 1673 granted same in reversion to Sir John Packington, Reginald Graham and Geo. Legg (afterwards Lord Dartmouth) in trust for Penelope, Katherine, Eliz. and Mary the 4 daughters of Col. Washington deceased for 31 years. By indenture of 1699 May 15 (the said Mary being dead) Katherine and Penelope released to Eliz, their sister, then wife of Stephen Gellot, who in 1690 assigned to Robert King in trust for James Selby, who in 2 Jan. 1698-9 assigned to Henry Jenkins, who in 15 May 1699 assigned to James Winstanley, who, I presume, is a trustee for the present petitioner. The High Stewardship had been previously granted by James I to Sir George Goring, father of said Earl of Norwich. The royalties formed part of the Queen Dowager's jointure but the rent being not well paid she surrendered and had a reprisal. In 1700 Dec. 28 Hen. Jenkins obtained a lease of the premises as a concealment, on condition of asserting the Crown's title at his own charge : which grant the petitioner has bought up. I value a 31 years' lease at 500l. I take it that a grant to him and his heirs [for ever] is restrained by Act of Parliament.
(b) Statement of opinion by Sir Simon Harcourt dated 1703 July 5. The Crown may grant to petitioner and his heirs notwithstanding the Act of 1 Anne c. 7 save the mines of coal and iron and the quarries of stone.
(Warrant cancelled : see infra under date 1703-4 Feb. 14.) Ibid., pp. 103-6.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to forbear process against Phillip Papillon, late Cashier of the Victualling to Edward, Earl of Orford late Treasurer of the Navy : his accounts having been long under the examination of the Victualling Commissioners. Ibid., p. 108.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Mr. Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to repair the walls, pales &c. in New Park near Richmond to the estimate of 228l. 18s. 9d. as petitioned for by Theophilus Westwood, one of the underkeepers of said Park.
Appending : said estimate viz. for paling and repairs at the new paddocks, the old paddock, 5 deer pens, 6 old timber bridges, Mr. Aldridge's lodge, Mr. Westwood's lodge. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 109-10.
Nov. 9. Same by same to the Exchequer to distribute and apply the sum of 62,690l. 17s. 8d. to Deficient Funds as follows : said sum representing the receipts from Branches of the revenue as follows between Oct. 12 last and Nov. 9 inst : viz. : 10,019l. 16s. 11d. from Windows ; 2698l. 9s. 11d. from Additional Impositions ; 1826l. 14s. 0d. from the New Duty on Paper Continued ; 13,034l. 11s. 10d. from New Customs ; 2944l. 18s. 9d. from Marriages ; 32,166l. 6s. 2d. from Continued Impositions : the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows : viz.
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 9th Nov., 1703. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 39930 1 2 715 15 8
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 231898 9 3 5242 6 3
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 2 503199 10 0 11801 16 6
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 115347 15 9 2746 15 6
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 68465 13 4 1148 17 0
Salt 1711500 0 0 641129 5 8 22024 12 8
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0 56415 0 2 2058 19 7
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 294000 0 0 5728 16 3
Vellum and Parchment 224114 7 8 156706 17 8 2884 0 10
Marriages 648000 0 0 343283 11 9 8338 17 2
4871611 8 0 2450376 4 11 62690 17 8
Money Book XVII, p. 3.
Same by same to Charles Fox to pay the General and Staff Officers of the Forces employed in Portugal every two months, and furthermore (for the more exact and regular keeping the accounts of the said Forces) to issue the milrea at the rate of 6s. each : all by reason that there will be some General as well as Staff Officers with the said Forces who will receive no subsistence, their Regiments not being in that service, and they will therefore be more pressing for their pay. Ibid., p. 4.
Letter of direction for 750l. to the Earl of Nottingham and 500l. to Sir Charles Hedges, Secretaries of State : for Secret Service : out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XVII, p. 4.
Same for 936l. 9s. 4d. to John Howe, Paymaster of the Guards and Garrisons : in further part of 5,000l. for the Invalids : out of loans on the sixth 4s. Aid : and is to be paid over to the reduced Serjeants, Corporals and private men of the Companies of Invalids for their pay from the time of their reducement until provided for according to the Queen's warrant : to wit
s. d.
to 2 serjeants from 26 Nov. [sic for March] to Oct. 24 following being 213 days at 9d. a day each 15 19 6
to 3 corporals for same time at 7d. a day each 18 12 9
to 179 private men at 5d. a day each 794 6 3
to 29 private men from 26 March last to Sept. 29 last at 5d. a day each 107 10 10
936 9 4
Same for 2000l. to her Majesty's printers : out of Civil List moneys : in part of what is due to them for printing since the Queen's accession. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Brook Bridges, one of the Auditors of Imprests, to make up for declaration the account of Col. Samuell Venner between 7 July 1690 and 13 March 1690-1 as Governor of Kilmainham Hospital in Ireland.
Prefixing : state of said account as made up by said Auditor and with his comments thereon : total charge 3915l. 17s. 2d. being 3571l. 10s. 0d. in money imprested to him by C. Fox and Lord Coningsby, Paymasters of the Forces in Ireland ; 33l. 11s. 3d. in bread received from Mr. Pereira ; and 310l. 15s. 11d. in provisions received from Mr. Robinson and Mr. Vanhomrigh ; total discharge 4403l. 9s. 8d. including 425l. 4s. 6d. for wages to nurses, washers &c. ; 1118l. 8s. 0d. for diet to sick and wounded men kept in the Hospitals between 20 July 1690 and 31 Oct. following ; 264l. for tents for the use of the said Hospitals ; 646l. 3s. 9d. for incidents between 1 July 1690 and 13 March following ; 31l. 10s. 0d. for the use of chirurgeons' and apothecaries' mates ; 318l. 19s. 3d. paid to the soldiers that wrought in the trenches before Limerick. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 107-8.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Oct. 28 to the Master of the Jewel Office for the delivery of a silver trumpet to William Pike, one of the Trumpets of the First Troop of Guards, in place of one broke by accident. Ibid., p. 100.
Nov. 10. Royal letters patent appointing Charles Cox Esq. to be a Justice of the counties of Glamorgan, Brecon and Radnor : with the fee of 50l. per an. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 127.
William Lowndes to Mr. English. The sum of 47l. 14s. 8d. which you received out of the Exchequer for one year on the annuity to the alms people in St. Stephens and Lady Alley Westminster is still in your hands, that annuity being paid by the Receiver of the Land Revenue for Middlesex. You are to pay it back into the Exchequer.
(Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to surcharge said sum on Visct. FitzHardinge one of the four Tellers of the Receipt.) Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 274.
Treasury reference to Mr. Parkhurst of the petition of the administratrix of Vice Admiral Nevill praying to be granted time to produce vouchers for 1010 dollars which her husband received from Consul Westcomb at Cadiz and expended in careening of ships. Reference Book VIII, p. 75.
[? Nov.] 10. Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland repeating his request of July [27] last [supra p. 348] for a state how far the 3500l. per an. to the Countess of Dorchester has been satisfied and what arrears of quit rents charged therewith were outstanding and the reason thereof. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 293.
Nov. 11. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the Lord Treasurer to appoint officers to receive and apply moneys on account of the tin contract made July 31 last by John, Lord Granville with the Convocation of Tinners for 7 years from December 1 next, and further to imprest such moneys for such purpose. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 111-2.
Nov. 12. Letter of direction for 497l. 4s. 7d. to William Lowndes : for secret service : out of the grant of the Aulnage Duty to Sept. 29 last lately paid into the Exchequer. Disposition Book XVII, p. 5.
Same for 669l. 8s. 0d. to Charles Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance : out of the money of the Four and a Half per Cent Duty : to be applied for the pay of the gunners in Barbados to May 1 next. Ibid., p. 6.
Same to Mr. How and Mr. Blathwayte to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Sir Charles Hara praying a competent time for recruiting his Regiment "after their landing and his receiving the levy money" and that 250l. 12s. 6d. may be stopped out of the offreckonings of Brigadier Hamilton's Regiment for the clothes and accoutrements of 50 men detached out of his (Hara's) Regiment towards completing the said Brigadier's Regiment and 362l. 11s. 9d. from Brigadier Collenbine's Regiment similarly for 99 men. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 275.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to prepare a royal warrant to authorise Charles Fox to pay 237l. 8s. 3d. for one third of the disbursements made (according to a report from the Comptrollers of the Army Accounts) by several Officers for the levy of Dragoons raised under the Duke of Schonberg (to wit 373l. 19s. 6d. in England and Holland and 338l. 5s. 3d. in Ireland.) Ibid.
Treasurer Godolphin to her Majesty's Ambassador to Portugal. Mr. Morrice, the bearer hereof, is appointed Paymaster of her Majesty's Forces for the service of the King of Portugal. Please give him your assistance in procuring from the said King orders or redress or credits in case money may be wanting for pay of the said Forces through the loss or miscarriage of bills from hence. Ibid., p. 273.
William Lowndes to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Lord Portmore concerning divers respits on his Regiment from April 4 last. Ibid., p. 274.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Andrews, Receiver General of Taxes for co. Warwick, for repayment of overpayments of 18l. 5s. 2d. on the second 3s. Aid ; 4l. 17s. 0d. on the second 2s. Aid ; and 2l. 17s. 1d. on the fourth 3s. Aid. Reference Book VIII, p. 76.
Same to same of the petition of Thomas Bromfeild, Receiver General for co Sussex, for allowance of 1704l. for his extraordinary charges in his receipt for 5 years. Ibid.
Nov. 13. Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Lawrence Towne, one of the brokers in the City of London, shewing that he was employed by Mr. Edwards and Mr. John Gill to buy a parcel of brandies that was seized by one Clarke, an officer of the Customs, and by the said Edwards who is an officer of the Excise, which amounted to 1725l. 5s. 5d. : but soon after found out that Edwards and Gill had only made use of him to embarass the seizure of the said Clarke, they having exhibited informations in the Exchequer to try the priority of seizure : that petitioner acquainted the Customs Commissioners therewith and the brandies were again set up for sale and sold for 1551l. 5s. 8d. and the Attorney General has exhibited an English bill against petitioner for the difference of 174l. : therefore praying stay thereof. Ibid., p. 76.
Nov. 14. [William Lowndes] to the bishop of Exeter. I have read to my Lord Treasurer yours of the 9th inst. with the account of small rectories and vicarages of under 30l. per an. in your diocese which are in arrears with their Tenths. The Lord Treasurer intends in a little time to move the Queen for a discharge for the poor clergy within all the dioceses of this kingdom. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 274.
Nov. 15. Same to the Agent for Taxes for an account what is now standing out on the Land Tax and Subsidies anno 1702. Ibid, p. 275.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests. Are the Earl of Ranelagh's accounts for the years 1701 and 1702 now before you? Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the [Duchy of] Cornwall for an account of the Revenue of said Duchy as it now stands. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to give William Holbech permission to compare his account of the taxes for Exeter city with the duplicates returned into the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 276.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Ferdinando Richard Hastings, Captain in the Earl of Barrimore's Regiment, complaining that Mr. Acton, agent to said Regiment, refuses to pay the arrear due to petitioner. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Thrale. The Lord Treasurer has considered what was alleged by Sir Jeffry Jeffrys on Friday last when you were present concerning the money he furnished for the subsistence of the 4 Independent Companies at New York. In satisfaction thereof you are to pay to said Jeffrys 1166l. 15s. 0d. out of the money you are to receive from John Howe on account of said subsistence, Ibid., p. 277.
Treasury reference to Mr. Crompton of the petition of Dorothy Ireland, sempstress to the late Queen Mary : shewing that she received 8 Malt Lottery tickets in part of her arrears for salary, which tickets were lost when Whitehall was burned : therefore praying an order for payment of the interest thereon. Reference Book VIII, p. 77.