Same to Visct. Fitz-Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber,
to pay Thomas Brand 10l. for writing, flourishing and embellishing
partly in gold one skin of vellum and for writing and gilding the
superscription "being a letter sent to the King of Persia in answer
to his letter to us." Ibid., p. 180.
Money order for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Fox for 1704 Lady day
quarter for keeping the Registers of all the public loans in the Office
of the Auditor of the Receipt. Order Book VI, p. 107.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint for a
certificate how much money is due to Henry Harris for seals
provided for her Majesty's service as per your report of Feb. 7 last
on his petition for same. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 356.
Same to the Salt Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer is satisfied
that your weekly certificates for the Salt Duties ought to determine
on Saturday in each week as the certificates of the Customs do.
Please observe this. Ibid., p. 356.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition
of Charles Goreing praying a reward for giving information to Mr.
Wade, Collector of Arundel port, for surprising smugglers at Steyning
whereby he seized silks to the value of 4000l. Reference Book VIII,
Same to same of the petition of Nathaniel Rous and others, owners
of the ship Thomas and Phoebe, shewing that she was built in Pennsylvania
and registered in London which register was lost, whereupon
they obtained a letter from the Customs Commissioners directed
to their officers in the West Indies (whither she was bound) to permit
her to trade as a registered ship : yet Col. Codrington has seized her :
therefore praying redress. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed
draft [missing] of a warrant for rectifying misnomers or literal
mistakes at the Exchequer relating to the contributors for the
purchase of Annuities on the late Act of Parliament [2-3 Anne c. 3].
Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 356.
Letter of direction for 58,908l. 14s. 6d. to the Navy Treasurer :
to be applied as follows : viz.
out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1704
for the ordinary of the Navy and (together
with 9500l. newly received by the said
Treasurer on orders which were registered
in course on the 3700l. per week of the
Excise) is to be applied towards paying
46,000l. for a quarter due to the Yards at
for Wear and Tear and to be applied in like
manner for pay of the Yards
out of Contributions for Annuities.
for wages to seamen
Disposition Book XVII, p. 73.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. Send to my Lord
for his next sitting "which will be on Tuesday the 18th inst. at
10 o'clock" the certificates usually transmitted by your Board.
(The like letter to the Navy Treasurer). Out Letters (General) XVII,
Royal letters patent appointing Sir William Whitlocke to be a
Counsellor at law with the fee of 40l. per an. Queen's Warrant Book
XXII, p. 177.
Money warrant for 100l. to John Hefferman, secretary to Sir
Robert Sutton, Ambassador to the Grand Signior : as reward for
bringing an express from the said Ambassador. (Money order dated
April 20 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 116. Order Book VI,
p. 102. Disposition Book XVII, p. 75.
Same for 376l. 7s. 6½d. to Samuel Rolls Esq., Vice-Warden of the
Stannaries in the County of Devon, for the charge of repairing and
fitting for use the Stannary prison within the castle of Lidford,
according to an estimate made by William Bridges, Surveyor General
of the Ordnance. (Money order dated April 21 hereon). Money
Book XVII, p. 116. Order Book VI, p. 102. Disposition Book
XVII, p. 75.
Letter of direction for 67l. 15s. 0d. to the Navy Treasurer : out
of the 25 per cent. on French goods : and is to make good the like
sum paid 1691 April 4 by Andrew Huddleston, who was then Collector
of Customs at Whitehaven, to the order of the late Lord Lonsdale
for procuring seamen according to the Proclamation. (William
Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to assign same to the Receiver
General of Customs to make good the said Huddleston's account).
Disposition Book XVII, p. 74.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. The Lord
Treasurer agrees with your report of the 13th inst. on the petition
of Mr. Huddleston, formerly Collector of Whitehaven port, and has
directed 67l. 15s. 0d. ut supra to be issued to the Navy Treasurer
to make good Huddleston's account. Out Letters (General) XVII,
Same to Auditor Bridges to report on and make a state of the
enclosed account [missing] exhibited to him by Richard Crawley
of moneys come to his hands for salvage and other perquisites of
Admiralty between 1703 March 25 and 1704 March 25. Ibid., p.
Same to Mr. Burchett. The Lord Treasurer has no objection to
taking off the stop on the freight of the Jacob transport ship, John
Smith commander, he having cleared himself concerning the goods
put on board her at Port St. Marys by several of her officers then
Same to the Principal Officers of the Ordnance enclosing an
account [missing] of the Ordnance stores shipped on board the men
of war under Sir Cloudesley Shovell and which at his return from
the Straits in 1703 he ordered to be delivered by the Captains of
the ships to the storekeepers of the Ordnance at such ports where
they should first arrive. Have the said stores been returned
William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners. Since the Revenge
privateer, which was intended to be given to Jeronimo Bestoso, is
under a claim before the Lords of Appeal you are to buy instead the
St. Lewis of Nantes (when she shall be exposed to sale) which is
another ship that Bestoso is inclinable to have ; she being already
condemned and appraised. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 358.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to pass such of the bills
of the workmen belonging to the Victualling Office at Tower Hill
for work done to the dwelling houses and store houses at the said
Office and the Hartshorne Brewery from 1699 Aug. 16 to 1702
Dec. 31 (amounting in all to 2491l. 7s. 8d.) as have been certified by
the respective Victualling Commissioners under whom same
were performed. Ibid., p. 359.
Same to Secretary Hedges. In case it be the Queen's pleasure
to grant letters of Denization to Ferdinand Silva and others the
Lord Treasurer thinks a clause should be inserted therein as proposed
by the Customs Commissioners viz. that they should continue to
pay such rates and other Duties as merchant strangers are subject to.
Ibid., p. 363.
Treasury reference to Mr. Borret of the petition of Edward Holden
for payment of 30l. 17s. 2d. expended by him in prosecuting deer
stealers at Richmond Park between 1701 Michaelmas and 1703
Xmas. Reference Book VIII, p. 98.
Money warrant for 160l. to John Manley, Steward of the Stannary
Court within the County of Cornwall, 100l. thereof as an encouragement
from the Queen towards printing the laws of the Stannary
Parliaments for the counties of Cornwall and Devon "of which
the said John Manley is to have the inspection and care" and the
remaining 60l. for the charge of repairing and making fit for use
the Court House and Prison within the Castle of Trematon in co.
Cornwall. (Money order dated April 21 hereon). Money Book
XVII, p. 116. Order Book VI, p. 102. Disposition Book XVII,
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditor of the
Receipt [sic an erratum for the Customs Cashier] to pay the salary
of 20l. per an. to Henry Northcote as searcher of Exeter port.
Money Book XVII, p. 116.
Warrant by same to the Prizes Commissioners to pay 20l. to
George St. Loe Esq., who was concerned in taking care of 23 prize
ships of which some were brought to Plymouth before the settlement
of Sub-Commissioners of Prizes there ; which occasioned him very
considerable trouble and expense. Ibid., p. 117.
Same by same to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods
Trent South, to pay 163l. 16s. 0d. to Thomas Moore, John Smith,
Augustine Hannikin, John Gooding and others for repairs of bridges
and passages in Swinley Walk, and Finchampstead and Sandhurst
Walks in Windsor Forest. Ibid., p. 120.
Letter of direction for 98,687l. 18s. 7d. to Charles Fox : out of
loans on the One Third Subsidy [2-3 Anne c. 18] : to be applied as
follows : viz.
for the 40000 men anno 1704
for subsistence to the Subject Troops and full
pay to the foreigners composing the 40,000
men to wit 1704 May 22 to June 19
for clearings : and is (together with 3000l.
directed Jan. 14 last) to complete 12,536l.
18s. 4d. remaining due for this service from
1703 Dec. 25 to Feb. 24 following being 62
for General Officers, being one quarter of
16,302l. 10s. 10d. allowed for them on the
Establishment this year
for Contingencies being one quarter of 10,000l.
allowed on the Establishment for that
for the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel for the
first quarter's subsidy of this year to 1704
Lady day being the value of 31,250 guilders
at 10 guilders 11 stivers to the £ sterling
for the Elector of Treves for the same quarter
being the value of 15,625 guilders at the
for the Duke of Savoy
for two months more to the Duke of Savoy
which will be due by advance on Aug. 3
next and will extend by computation to
Oct. 3 next ; being the value of 106,6662/3
crowns at the rate of 55d. for [each crown
of] 80 sols of Turin to be paid there
in Piedmont money
Disposition Book XVII, p. 75.
William Lowndes to Auditor Harley to report on the enclosed
memorial [missing] of Samuell Atkinson for allowances on his account
for transporting the Regiments of the Earl of Arran, Earl of Macclesfield
and Earl of Essex to Ireland in 1700. Out Letters (General)
XVII, p. 357.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners to propose a reward to Thomas
Cole, agent for Prizes at Cowes, for seizing a French vessel the
Susanna in said port on the declaration of war : the net proceeds
of which on condemnation come to 46l. 9s. 0d. Ibid., p. 358.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte. Are the accounts of Hezekiah Marshall,
deceased, made up as late Commissary General of the Provisions and
Victuals for the Forces sent to the West Indies? Ibid.
Same to same to prepare a royal warrant for payment of 3849l.
17s. 3d. to Lieut. Col. Edward Jones of Col. Whetham's Regiment
in the West Indies, for the subsistence of said Regiment : which sum
remains in the hands of John Howe, Paymaster General [of Guards
and Garrisons], the agent for said Regiment being detained in
Ireland and having appointed Capt. Gardner to act for him but the
said Paymaster General thinks Gardner's authority is insufficient
for receiving the money. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 359.
William Lowndes to Mr. Popple to lay before the Committee for
Trade and Plantations the enclosed alterations or amendments
[missing] to the Instructions to the Governors in America to assist in
recovering the Lord Admiral's dues in cases of Prizes. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on (a) infra.
Appending : (a) extract of a report from the Surveyor General
of Crown Lands, the Surveyor General of Woods Trent South and
C. Newton, one of the Purveyors of the Navy, dated March 30 last
upon a late survey taken by them of the timber and trees in Rockingham
Forest, complaining of the malpractice of lopping of boughs
and fellings by order of the present Countess or the late Earl of
Westmorland and of the claim of the Earl of Westmorland to cut
scantlings of under 10 inches square in Morton Sale by virtue of the
grant of the underwood and soil of these coppices from the Crown.
Ibid., p. 360.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners
to employ Oliver Newby (for some time deputy Comptroller at
Welburnham [Wells Burnham] in Norfolk) as collector, waiter and
searcher at Aldeburgh and to act as deputy to the Customer and
searcher of Yarmouth for their fees at Aldeburgh or 20l. per an.
from each of them and 10l. per an. from the Queen : all loco John
John Knackston as above to be collector of Ipswich port loco
Benjamin Huggen dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 314,
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to
appoint William Kelly as their Agent for Prizes at Bideford loco
Thomas Power who has committed several ill practices and abuses.
Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 205.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process
against William Green, late Receiver of Taxes for co. Stafford, on his
debt of 1740l. to the Queen on account of the Duty on Houses, he
having sustained great losses in the returns of his moneys, without
any default in him. Ibid., p. 217.
Same by same to the Salt Commissioners to forbear further process
against Capt. Thomas Kempthorne for foreign salt imported in the
Vulture fireship of which he was Commander, same being seized for
non-entry : he having found the salt on board on taking command
of the ship and having made no attempt to run or conceal it. Ibid.,
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver General
of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages for London, Westminster
and Middlesex to pay 50l. per an. salary to Henry Yaxlee from 1704
Lady day as Surveyor of said Duties loco Richard Thomas.
Same to same for co. Norfolk to pay Edward Piggon 70l. per an.
as a same loco William Lawrence.
Same to same for co. Warwick to pay Walter Warlow 70l. per an.
as a same loco William Spencer. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I,
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners of Ireland, to
report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Benjamin Bathurst
praying a grant of certain forfeited lands in co. Kerry ; together with
several reports thereon from the Duke of Ormonde and the Attorney
General of Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 308.
Royal sign manual for 1500l. to Sir Charles Cotterell, Master of
the Ceremonies, to be paid over by him as a present to John, Comte
de Wratislaw, Envoy Extraordinary from the Emperor of Germany
and also from Charles III King of Spain. (Money warrant dated
April 25 hereon). (Money order dated April 26 hereon). Queen's
Warrant Book XXII, p. 188. Money Book XVII, p. 117. Order
Book VI, p. 104. Disposition Book XVII, p. 78.
William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners to report on the
enclosed petition [missing] of George Muschamp, Receiver of her
Majesty's Revenue in the District of Potomac in the Province of
Maryland, praying that an arrear of 594l. 0s. 6d. due to him may be
paid out of a prize amounting to 1600l. taken and carried by Capt.
Moore into Patuxent River in Maryland about Sept. last ; together
with Mr. Blathwaite's report thereon. Out Letters (General) XVII,
Same to the Victualling Commissioners. What course have you
taken to obtain an account from your agent at Jamaica of his
disposal of the money he has been supplied with in those parts?
Till this be obtained the Lord Treasurer agrees with your opinion
that Edward Searle and Charles Kent should remain unpaid for the
bills for 1625l. drawn on the said agent and payable to them.
Ibid., p. 362.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the
Army and to Mr. St. John of the petition of Col. Seymour praying
the removal of the respits on his Regiment on account of the
Expedition to Cadiz. Reference Book VIII, p. 98.