Warrant Book: March 1704, 1-10

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 19, 1704-1705. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1938.

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March 1704, 1-10

March 1. Money warrant for 75l. to William Atwood for 1701 Xmas quarter's salary as late Chief Justice of the Province of New York in America. (Money order dated March 2 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 90. Order Book VI, p. 93.
William Lowndes to Mr. Parkhurst. Can Capt. Norris be discharged by the Queen of the 1447l. 14s. 0d. mentioned in your report on his memorial relating to some prizes by him taken at Newfoundland in the last war ? Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 345.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for 1783l. 17s. 6d. for the pay of a Regiment of Horse as follows : viz. the Queen has ordered three Regiments of Foot and two Troops of the Regiments of Dragoons commanded by Col. William Ecklyn and Col. Robert Cuningham coming out of Ireland to be replaced on the Military Establishment of Ireland by three other Regiments of Foot and two Troops of Dragoons to be raised in their stead : but the raising of the same is to be hereby so long deferred that the intermediate pay which shall be saved on the Establishment shall cover any extraordinary charge on account of levy money and such levy money is hereby authorised at not exceeding 3l. per private foot soldiers and 12l. per Dragoon : and by royal commission dated Oct. 11 last and Jan. 14 last the raising and pay of a Regiment of Horse were authorised, the pay of which for the period Oct. 11 to Feb. 29 last would have amounted to 4478l. 1s. 8d. but of that amount only 1783l. 17s. 6d. has [accrued and] been paid for the pay of a certain number of Officers, private men and horses : the payment of the said 1783l. 17s. 6d. is hereby authorised and the further regular payment of the said Officers and soldiers of the said Regiment of Horse is to be placed on the Establishment of Ireland from March 1 next at the like allowances and as in place of the Regiment of Horse under Brigadier [Daniel] Harvey which was lately sent to Portugal. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 302-3.
March 2. William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to imprest 9741l. to Walter Whitfield, Paymaster of the Marine Regiments, for levy money for 3247 private men at 3l. per head according to his report of 24 Feb. last, to wit 2952 wanting to make up 72 Companies [of Marines] from 59 to 100 private men in a Company and 295 men in lieu of the five Companies drowned at sea in the late storm. Disposition Book XVII, p. 56.
March 3. Same to the Victualling Commissioners for an account how much money will pay 6 months on the course of the Victualling beyond the six months lately directed. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 335.
Same to the Navy Commissioners for a like account for six months further on the course of the Navy. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Ann, widow of Hezekiah Marshall, late Commissary General of Provisions and Victuals to the Forces in the West Indies. What was due to him at the time of his death ? Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] relating to the lead mines of Grinton and Fremington, co. Yorks. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes enclosing a letter or memorial [missing] from William Holbech concerning the discovery of several frauds in the taxes in co. Devon. You are to bring this matter to a trial as soon as may be. Ibid., p. 336.
Same to same to take the Attorney General's advice on the enclosed paper [missing] from the Assessment Commissioners in London, being a reply to the Lord Treasurer's letter to them touching the taxation of some prize goods belonging to the Queen in [the warehouse in] Lime Street Ward. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Blathwayte of the petition of Lieut. Castlefrane for payment of 13l. 17s. 0d. for moneys laid out by him for the recruits he conducted to Portsmouth by the Earl of Peterborough's order. Reference Book VIII, p. 93.
Same to Mr. Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, of the petition of the woodward of Windsor Forest shewing that two trees are set out in the said forest for repair of a common bridge which Mr. Cherry pretends grew within his manor of Shasbrook and also claims some part of Coppice Woods : therefore praying that the Queen's right may be defended. Ibid., p. 96.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Thomas Wyndham for extension of lease in a house built at his own charge in Greencloth Yard at Whitehall. Ibid., p. 99.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Edward Denneston for a reward for discovering frauds committed in her Majesty's brewhouse at St. Katherine's. Ibid., p. 100.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Philip, Earl of Leicester, for a grant of the office of High Steward of the Honor of Otford co. Kent and Bailiff and collector of the manor of Otford and Woodward of said Honor and under steward and Keeper of the Courts Leet there : the grant thereof to David Polhill not having been renewed since the late King's death : the said office being only honorary and lying near said Earl's estate. Ibid., p. 103.
March 4. Money warrant for 20l. to William Jennings as royal bounty for his passage money to the Leeward Islands as chaplain. (Money order dated March 9 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 69. Order Book VI, p. 94.
Same for 40l. to Robert Bertie for one year to 1700 Xmas on the annuity granted during the life of Mrs. Mary Cock. Money Book XVII, p. 92.
[? March 4]. Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to George Stratford as executor of Anthony Stratford of several closes of land in Farmcote in the parish of Lower Guiting co. Gloucester, parcel of the lands of William Stratford Esq. outlaw : at a rent of 6s. 8d. and fine of 13s. 4d. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 176.
March 4. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Thomas Newton, woodward of Whittlewood and Salcey Forests co. Northampton and Bucks., to fell stakewood for the staking of the following coppices in order to their being felled for the service of the Queen Dowager viz. the coppices called Crabtree Thicks in Paddington Walk and Lye Thicks in Hartwell Walk in Salcey Forest and Catwellhill Coppice in Wakefield Walk, King Richard's Coppice in Hazelbrook Walk and Hanger Coppice in Hanger Walk in Whittlewood Forest : they being all at the full age of 21 years. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 176.
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of tenements in Hodrodd co. Yorks. in order to a lease thereof to William Jessop.
Prefixing : said Surveyor General's report on said Jessop's petition for same. The premises were granted by Dr. Henry Killegrew D.D., Master of the Savoy Hospital and the Perpetual Chaplains of the said Hospital in 1683 to Elizabeth South and Elizabeth Butler for the lives of the said South, Edward Horseman and Jane Jessop. By a declaration of the Lord Visitor the said Hospital is dissolved for want of members and is [vests] in the Queen. Ibid., pp. 179-80.
March 6. Royal warrant to Francis Nicholson, Lieutenant and Governor General of Virginia, to pay an additional salary of 60l. per an. as from March 8 inst. to Mr. Thompson, Attorney General of Virginia, his present salary of 40l. per an. (payable out of the revenue of 2s. per hogshead) being insufficient for the encouragement of an able lawyer in that station, and the business of said office being of late years very much increased. The said additional salary is hereby to be payable out of her Majesty's quit rents within the said Colony. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 154. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 145-6.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 40,000l. to the Paymaster of the Works : as imprest for the service of the Works. (Money warrant dated April 5 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated March 29). (Money order dated May 8 hereon). Ibid., p. 163. Money Book XVII, p. 124. Order Book VI, p. 139.
Same to Lord Edward Russell, late Treasurer of the Chamber to Wm. III, to pay 100l. to William Vanbrugh, Deputy Comptroller of the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office, for his service in examining and reducing the extraordinary growing charge of the Messengers of the Chamber in 1698 which hath proved of great service to the revenue ever since and for which he received no reward under Wm. III. (Letters of direction dated March 15 hereon for payment thereof out of arrears of Civil List funds due before 1701-2 March 8). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 164. Disposition Book XVI, p. 60.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill of Thomas Hall, Cashier General of Excise, for charges on carrying and paying 1,314,266l. 16s. 10d. of Excise moneys into the Exchequer in one year to Dec. 25 last : being 295l. 17s. 0d. Money Book XVII, p. 88.
Warrant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay 54l. 4s. 4d. and 435l. 15s. 4d. to Henry Ayloffe, Queen's Remembrancer of the Exchequer Court for his bills, detailed, for parchment for the blank books respectively for the Surveyor General of Customs, London port, and for the Customers, Comptrollers and Searchers of the outports for one year from 1702 Dec. 25. Ibid., pp. 90, 91.
Same to same to pay to same (or to Robert Barker his Deputy) 45l. 12s. 0d. for fees to himself and his clerks heretofore usually paid by the Customers of the outports to the Queen's Remembrancer for passing their accounts : and is for the year ended 1703 Xmas. Ibid., p. 91.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for records of surpluses for payment of the surplusage of 5l. 17s. 6d. due to Thomas Lamplugh, sheriff of Cumberland, on his account for the year ended 1701 Sept. 29 ; and the surplusage of 22l. 5s. 7d. due to Richard Crakenthorpe, sheriff of said county, on his account for the succeeding year : both sums to be paid out of the debit of 28l. 3s. 2d. resting on the account of Francis Fane, sheriff of co. Lincoln, for the year ended 1702 Sept. 29.
Prefixing : extracts from the Great Roll of the Pipe of said surplusages and debit. Ibid., p. 92.
Letter of direction for 25,238l. 1s. 10d. to Charles Fox, [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] : out of Contributions for Annuities : and is for the service of the Forces in the Low Countries, being intended to be paid over to Monsieur Antonio Alvarez Machado in advance for bread and bread waggons to be furnished for the Forces anno 1704 : to wit 22,095l. 5s. 3d. for the 40,000 men and 3142l. 16s. 7d. for the additional 10,000 men. Disposition Book XVII, p. 56.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] sent to the Lord Treasurer from the Portugal Envoy concerning some arms to be exported for the use of the King of Portugal. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 336.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition (referred to the Lord Treasurer by the Queen's command) of Ferdinando Silva, junr., and other aliens, praying to be made denizens of England ; together with the Attorney General's report thereon. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Treasurer for certificates of your receipts and payments as Treasurer of the Navy from the time you last sent such certificates. For the future you are to transmit same weekly to the Lord Treasurer in the method formerly accustomed. (The like letter to the Navy Commissioners for the like certificates). Ibid., pp. 337, 338.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners for Thomas Nosworthy, collector at Poulton, and Cornelius Parminster, collector at Padstow, to exchange their places.
William Thomas to be a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco Daniell Gavell deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 312.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Sir Robert Cotton and Sir Thomas Frankland, Postmasters General, for a new Establishment for the Post Office in Ireland as follows : the Deputy Postmaster of Ireland having inspected the branch of the revenue arising from the Post Office of that kingdom and the said Postmasters General having accordingly by their memorial of Nov. 10 last represented that it will be for her Majesty's service and will remedy several inconveniences that have for the time past attended the management of that revenue if the present Establishment thereof were altered and a new Establishment thereof made "and the same put under the particular methods following" viz. (1) that the letters of the said kingdom be sorted into three roads and be despatched by two clerks, two sorters and a window man : (2) that the Clerk of the Roads may have nothing to do with the receipt of money or the delivery of letters abroad or in the office : (3) that the sorters be appointed at the salary of 30l. per an. each : (4) that the alphabet man receive his charge from the clerks and have nothing to do in taxing and receiving letters : (5) that six letter carriers be appointed at 8s. per week : (6) that the Deputy Post Master General be allowed a particular clerk to attend his service at 50l. per an. being necessary for dispatching all orders from the said Deputy Postmaster : (7) that a Treasurer be appointed for the better security of what money shall arise from that branch of the revenue, it not being proper that the same person who is Deputy Postmaster should be Receiver of the [Post Office] revenue as has been heretofore : and further they having proposed a new Establishment of salaries, detailed, for the said Irish Post Office to a total of 1123l. 16s. 0d. per an.
All the proposals above are hereby approved and authorised. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 177.
Same by same to the Salt Commissioners for stay of process against William Christian on his 200l. bond for Duties on salt which was afterwards damaged by stress of weather. Ibid., p. 182.
Dormant warrant by same to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages for London, Westminster and Middlesex, to pay the salary of 50l. per an. to Edmund Ball as Clerk employed by the Agents for Taxes in the affair of said Duties loco Charles Dyves who was employed in that service and hath left the same. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 12.
March 7. Same by same to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 62l. 7s. 4d. per an. to John Kent as Customer of Lynn Regis port. Money Book XVII, p. 90.
Money warrant for 25l. to Anne Rogers for last Xmas quarter on her pension. Ibid., p. 91. Disposition Book XVII, p. 58.
Letter of direction for 60,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1704 : and is to be applied to the Wages of seamen, "under which head the bounty money directed by her Majesty to be paid to widows and orphans for the loss of their relations in the late storm is to be placed ; and 5000l. is to be supplied out of this sum to make a beginning in those payments." Disposition Book XVII, p. 57.
Same for 29,505l. 13s. 10d. to Charles Fox, [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] : out of Annuity Contributions : to be applied as follows : viz.
In further part of 884,072l. 2s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1704.
to answer a bill of exchange drawn by Mr. Sweet for the like sum advanced to several English Regiments for providing waggons and other things for the next campaign ; in part of 16,259l. 15s. 0d. allowed for such services 2880 7 6
in further part of 178,180l. 1s. 0d. for the Additional 10,000 men anno 1704
for levy money for 144 men to be added to two Regiments of Foot coming from Ireland 432
in further part of 176,481l. 11s. 0d. for 8000 men in Portugal anno 1704.
for levy money to supply the drafts taken out of the Regiments of [the Earl of] Essex, Ellyot and Evans for the service of Portugal in pursuance of a report from Mr. Blathwaite and the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army 312l., 1011l. and 912l. 2235
on account of alliances with the Duke of Savoy.
to answer a bill of exchange drawn by Richard Hill from Turin for 100,000 Crowns taken up by him there and paid to the said Duke 23958 6 4
£29505 13 10
Ibid., p. 57.
Same for 1438l. 10s. 0d. to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, [late Paymaster General of the Forces] : out of Malt Surplus anno 1702 : to be applied as follows viz.
£ s. d.
to clear the Companies of Invalids at Windsor 475 13 9
for the like to the Companies at Greenwich 482 0 10
for the like to the Companies at Tynemouth 480 15 5
£1438 10 0
Likewise 400l. to same : out of same : as in further part of 352,000l. appropriated for Guards and Garrisons anno 1702 : and is intended to be paid over to Sir Charles Hara to clear his own pay (and the pay of his aide de camp) as Major General on the Expedition to Cadiz from 1701-2 March 9 to 1702 Nov. 7. Ibid., p. 58.
Same for 50l. to the heirs of Col. Fairfax [for half a year to 1702 Sept. 29 on their perpetuity] : out of Civil List moneys. Ibid.
Same for 2672l. 0s. 3¾d. to John How, [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons] : out of the Queen's share of Prizes : to be applied as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
In part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1703.
for the clearings of the 13 Companies of the First Regiment of Foot Guards in Holland from 1703 Oct. 25 to Dec. 24 including their offreckonings 1950 4 5
for the pay of several Reformed Officers to 1703 Dec. 24 520
to complete the pay of several reduced Invalids for 25 Oct. 1703 to Dec. 24, towards which 74l. 9s. 7d. remains to be paid to complete the 5000l. appropriated for the Invalids anno 1703 201 15 10¾
£2672 0
Disposition Book XVII, p. 59.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to imprest 8732l. 14s. 6d. to Walter Whitfield, Paymaster of the Marines : out of any moneys in the Navy Treasurer's hands applicable to Wages : and is to be towards subsistence, offreckonings and clearings to the several Companies of Marines anno 1703. Ibid., p. 61.
Same to the Queen's Remembrancer to take only the same fees on Mr. Povey's securities as Treasurer for Sick and Wounded and Prisoners of War as were taken for Mr. Ferne's securities as Customs Cashier. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 336.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance. By order of the Queen in Council the Lord Treasurer is to supply the Office of Ordnance with considerable sums of money for providing stores of war for the Leeward Islands. Are the said stores ready to be sent thither in case the money be now issued to pay for the same? Also what application has been made of the money already received for the service of said Islands by the Treasurer of the Ordnance? Ibid., p. 337.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners. I have read to my Lord Treasurer your memorial of Dec. 13 last on behalf of 2 riggers and five labourers belonging to her Majesty's Yard at Deptford who were much hurt and maimed by the accidental blowing up of gunpowder on board the East Starr prize. What is reasonable to allow them for same? Ibid.
Same to same to forthwith dismiss Hugh Jones, Agent for Prizes at Falmouth, on your representation of his clandestine practices. Ibid.
Same to same to order Mr. Brewer to pay into the Exchequer 2672l. 0s. 3¾d. on account of the Queen's share of prizes : same being intended "for a service that greatly requires the same." Ibid., p. 338.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Samuel Bradshaw, Receiver General of Taxes for co. Derby, praying allowance of 1191l. 2s. 0d. for his extraordinary charges in his receipt. Reference Book VIII, p. 94.
March 9. Royal sign manual for 460l. to Robert Harley, Speaker of the House of Commons, for 92 days Oct. 31 last to Jan. 31 last on his allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker. (Money warrant dated March 13 hereon). (Money order dated March 14 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 161. Money Book XVII, p. 93. Order Book VI, p. 95. Disposition Book XVII, p. 63.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal dormant for allowances of 30l. per an. and 40l. to the Duke of Bolton, Warden of New Forest, as imprests for the repair, respectively, of the Queen's house at Lindhurst and of the stables there : being the like grant as made by the privy seal of Wm. III, 1690 April 10, under which the said sums have been paid up to 1701 March 25 and no further : to be paid out of moneys raised by wood sales. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 161-3.
Same to Sir Nathan Wright, Keeper of the Great Seal of England, for a great seal for a grant to William Tucker of the estate of William Collins an idiot ut supra p. 144. Ibid., pp. 165-6.
Same to Treasurer Godolphin to pay 750l. to the Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery for half a year to 1701 June 24 as President of the Privy Council to Wm. III : to be paid out of arrears of the revenue due before 1701-2 March 8. (Money warrant dated March 18 hereon). (Money order dated March 20 hereon). Ibid., p. 166. Order Book VI, p. 96.
Same to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge the baronetcy fee of 1095l. due from Sir Henry Titchburne, of Beaulieu, co. Louth, Ireland. (Treasurer Godolphin's warrant to the Receipt accordingly dated July 17. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated June 13). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 225. Money Book XVII, p. 178.
March 10. Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a reversionary grant to Sir William Williams, bart (and after him, to Watkin Williams, his son and heir) of the office of Steward of the Lordships and manors of Bromfeild and Yale and of the Hundreds within the same : to commence from the determination of the interest of John Wynn (now Sir John Wynn, Kt. and bart.) therein. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 160.
Money warrant for 25l. 1s. 10½d. to Thomas Charnock, one of the Sergeants-at-arms, for last Xmas quarter on his fee and board wages. Money Book XVII, p. 93. Disposition Book XVII, p. 58.
Same for 20l. each to Richard Holmes, Robert Underwood, Lewis Gillard, and Thomas Lancaster as Proclamation reward for apprehending James Boucher and John Ogilvie who lately came out of France contrary to statute. (Money order dated March 30 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 94. Order Book VI, p. 101. Disposition Book XVII, p. 75.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Elizabeth Aislabie, Tabitha Pricket and Marmaduke Pricket relating to the purchase of an annuity of 75l. per an. "made on the 24th past." Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 338.
William Lowndes to Mr. Thrale [Husband of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty] to hasten the bringing into the Exchequer of the [proceeds of the] Four and a Half per cent. Duties. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 339.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Thomas, Earl of Sussex and Ann, his wife ; praying a grant of a piece of ground extending from the passage into Spring Garden on the East to the wall of the Queen's Garden on the West and lying between Spring Garden on the south and the petitioner's house and garden and other houses fronting the street leading from Charing Cross to the Pall Mall : on which ground is a ruined house and some decayed stables and coach houses formerly in the tenure of Prince Rupert :
likewise for a grant of a house called Warwick House in the parish of St. Martin's in the Fields or St. James's, Westminster :
and likewise for a lease of a small piece of ground, part of the old highway leading to St. James's under St. James's Park wall lying at the west end of the Garden, being 20 foot in breadth by 40 foot in length. Reference Book VIII, p. 94.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to George Finch of the wood grounds called the Queen's Grove of eight acres and the King's Grove of six acres and Shakeman's Grove of two acres and Leeson's Grove of 11 acres on the road leading from London to Romford and situate in the parish of Barking in the Hay or the Walk called West Hainault Walk in Waltham Forest.
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. 181-2, 203.
Same by same to the Navy Commissioners to cut heath and furze in New Forest (within the walks called Denny Nodes and Lady Cross) for breeming her Majesty's ships at Portsmouth. Ibid., p. 193.
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the Park of Kerrybullock, parcel of the manor of Stoke Climsland in the county and Duchy of Cornwall, and also the woods called Wareham Wood and Greenscombe Wood : in order to a fresh lease thereof to Sir William Coryton.
Prefixing : the said Surveyor General's report on said Sir William's petition for a fresh lease. Ibid., p. 197.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to discharge Mary Boyle, widow of Edward Boyle and the executors of the said Edward Boyle, late collector of Customs for the district of Baltimore in Ireland, from the sum of 307l. 16s. 5½d. of which he was robbed by some Irish Tories and Rapparees who broke open the Customs house. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 307.