Warrant Book: May 1704, 21-25

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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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May 1704, 21-25

May 22. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the issue to Dame Frances Bathurst, relict and executrix to Sir Benjamin Bathurst, late Cofferer of the Household, of such moneys as shall be necessary to clear the Household to April 1 last. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 202.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to revoke the grant to Philip Bertie of the office of Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall and in place thereof to grant same to Albemarle Bertie. Ibid., p. 203.
Royal sign manual for 900l. to Mary, Duchess of Buckingham : as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated May 23 hereon). (Money order dated May 26 hereon). Ibid., p. 203. Order Book VI, p. 143. Disposition Book XVII, p. 97.
Same for 450l. to Robert Harley Esq., Speaker of the House of Commons, for 90 days Jan. 31 last to April 30 last on his allowance of 5l. a day. (Money warrant dated May 23 hereon). (Money order dated May 26 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 204. Order Book VI, p. 118. Disposition Book XVII, p. 97.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 100,000l. to Francis Godolphin, Treasurer of the Household, as imprest for the ordinary and extraordinary of the Household as from April 1 last. (Money warrant dated May 25 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated May 25). (Money order dated May 27 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 205. Money Book XVII, p. 136. Order Book VI, p. 114.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners for their answer to the enclosed representation [missing] of the Assessment Commissioners for the city of London relating to [Land Tax] assessments on yourselves and your officers. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 381.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Stephens as Comptroller of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty in the island of Barbados loco William Hart lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 317.
Same by same to same to deliver to Simon Lynch and the rest of the owners of the William and Mary privateer the perished fish ut supra p. 198 taken in the prize Prophet David : free of Duty, on payment of 84l. 15s. 9d. for the Duty on the fish already sold. Ibid., p. 318.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of Thomas Coke Esq. as one of the four Tellers of the Exchequer. (Same dated May 24 to Sir Edward Ward, Lord Chief Baron, to swear him in). Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 241, 243.
Same by same to same for stay of process against Sir William Robinson on his accounts of moneys imprested to him and Bartholomew Van-homrigh as Commissaries General of the Provisions for the Army in Ireland : to give the said Robinson time to get his vouchers transmitted hither from Ireland. Ibid, p. 241.
Same by same to Sir Roger Mostyn bart., approving Gabriel Edwards as his deputy as Constable of Flint Castle and Keeper of the Gaol there ; Thomas Fowlkes as Comptroller of the Records, Pleas, Fines and Amerciaments in cos. Chester and Flint ; and John Lloyd as Comptroller of the Pleas, Fines and Amerciaments "of North Wales in co. Carnarvon." Ibid., p. 243.
Indenture of contract (the eleventh contract) for the circulation of Exchequer Bills for one year from 1704 June 16 under the late Act of Parliament for making good the deficiency of several Funds 8-9 Wm. III c. 20 and the late Act for the Subsidy and Land Tax 8-9 Wm. III c. 24 : not exceeding 1,200,000l. over and above the 1,500,000l. as by the former of the two Acts [8-9 Wm. III c. 6 and 8-9 Wm. III c. 24] and so as the maximum at any one time shall not exceed 2,000,000l. : the contractors hereto engaging themselves hereby to pay to the Trustees for Exchequer Bills (Sir James Bateman, John Heathcote and Henry Fermer) moneys in instalments as therein for the encashment or exchange of such Exchequer Bills as may be desired not to be renewed when they come in course of payment, or as may be refused or not accepted in satisfaction of tallies or orders of loan which come in course of payment. [The names of the Contractors are not given.] Ibid., pp. 247-250.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to ascertain what share and proportion the estate of Lord Bophin (now vested in the Crown by the failure of payment of 25,000l. as below) and the estate of William, late Earl of Clanrickarde shall respectively bear and be charged with for the residue of the debt of 2000l. as follows and it is the Queen's pleasure that in the meantime the said Lord Bophin be not permitted to receive the rents of said estate : all by reason that Lieut. Gen. Stewart and Katherine, Viscountess Grandison, his wife, have petitioned, setting forth that she and her former husband Brigadier Edward Fitzgerald Villiers in 1687 obtained a decree in Chancery against William, late Earl of Clanrickarde, Lady Purbeck et al. for 2,000l. to be paid with interest out of a debt of 25,510l. decreed by Chancery in 1682 to said Lady Purbeck against said Earl of Clanrickarde : and on the 3 May 1693 they further obtained a decree against Richard now Earl of Clanrickarde and Lord Bophin and others to have the said 2000l. out of the estate of William, Earl of Clanrickarde, then deceased : and that from May 1697 to July 1700 the said Viscountess received by sequestration the rents of several parts of the estate of the Clanrickarde family in Ireland as subject to the said decree, but at the latter date the Trustees for Irish Forfeitures entered on the said sequestered estate as forfeited by the treason of the late Lord Galway and Lord Bophin, sons [sic? for son and brother respectively] of Richard, Earl of Clanrickarde ; whereupon the Viscountess exhibited her claim to the said Trustees for the balance of said debt : that further by an Act of Parliament made in England [1 Anne st. 2 c. 18 clause 12] provision was made for the Protestant children of the said Earl of Clanrickarde and for Lord Bophin, and that the said Bophin might enjoy his estate but subject to all decrees allowed by the said Trustees and subject to the payment of 25,000l. into the Exchequer of Ireland, failing which the estate to be vested in the Crown, and the said estate is now so vested by reason the said moneys have not been paid : and on the whole matter the Attorney General of England is of opinion that the aforementioned Acts in favour of Lord Bophin are now void, the moneys thereby directed to be paid having not been paid and that the petitioners are justly entitled to the remains of the said 2000l. and interest, their case resting "on the Act of Irish Forfeitures made the 11th of our late Royal brother King William by which the claims allowed by the Trustees are confirmed so as not afterwards to be impeached, avoided or called in question by us, our heirs or successors." Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 310-11.
March 23 [sic erratum for May 23]. Money warrant for 450l. to Peter Hume and Robert Cremer for 1 years to 1704 Lady day on their respective allowances of 180l. and 120l. per an., as examiners of the vouchers of annuity payments at the Receipt. (Money order dated May 23 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 135. Order Book VI, p. 116. Disposition Book XVII, p. 97.
May 23. Same for 30l. to the Earl of Ranelagh, Ranger of Cranbourne Chase in Windsor Forest, for 1 years 1702 Michaelmas to 1704 Lady day for the charge of hay for the deer within the said chase. (Money order dated May 25 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 135. Order Book VI, p. 119. Disposition Book XVII, p. 79.
Same for 184l. 6s. 10d. to Jezreel Jones for the expenses of his journeying to and from the Emperor of Morocco in 1701 and 1702 and for translating several letters out of the Arabic and Spanish tongues for her Majesty's service in 1703 and 1704. (Money order dated May 25 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 136. Order Book VI, p. 119. Disposition Book XVII, p. 97.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to distribute and apply 79,038l. 19s. 10d. to Deficient Funds as follows : said sum representing the receipts between April 25 last and May 23 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows : viz. 7432l. 2s. 4d. from Windows ; 5028l. 11s. 5d. from Additional Impositions ; 2485l. 3s. 0d. from New Duty on Paper Continued ; 27,358l. 6s. 10d. from New Customs ; 2293l. 13s. 8d. from Marriages ; 34,441l. 2s. 6d. from Continued Impositions : the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows : viz.
Deficiences as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the register 23rd May, 1704. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
s. d. s. d. s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 37930 1 2 902 8 10
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 214798 9 3 6609 7 4
Fourth 4s. Aid 917111 13 2 457199 10 0 14879 8 6
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 63665 13 4 1448 8 11
Three Fourths Customs 218447 15 9 103047 15 9 3463 1 3
Salt, Glass &c. 1711500 0 0 522929 5 8 27768 1 4
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0 46315 0 2 2595 18 1
Additional Impositions 449177 7 4 270200 0 0 7222 14 9
Vellum 224114 7 8 146006 17 8 3636 2 5
Marriages 648000 0 0 308783 11 9 10513 8 3
4871611 8 0 2170876 4 11 79038 19 10
Money Book XVII, p. 138.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Sir Charles Duncombe concerning certain woods and timber in co. Wilts. belonging to the see of Winchester and of which he has the custody. Take speedy care to prevent further waste. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 381.
Same to Mr. How enclosing an order in Council relating to what is wanting for the pay, clothing and provisions of the Company of Foot at Newfoundland for the year 1704. You are to frame your demand for same accordingly in your next [weekly cash requirement] memorial. Ibid.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of George Jenkins, executor of the late Col. Brewer, in behalf of Richard Brewer, his infant son, praying that the 1544l. 16s. 2d. stopped out of said Colonel's pay for the clothing of said Regiment may be paid out of the growing offreckonings of said Regiment (now under Col. Livesey) according to the usual custom of the army for discharging debts for clothing. Ibid., p. 382.
Same to Auditor Harley to prepare the accounts of the two late Marine Regiments as by the enclosed state thereof [missing]. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Robert Carnsew as tidesman and boatman at Fowey loco David Bell who relinquisheth same.
Henry Hayting as tidesman in the inferior list, London port, loco Joseph Brown deceased.
Edward Perry as one of the Commissioners of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty at Nevis loco James Thynne deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 305, 317.
Same by same to same to accept the oath of William Coleman servant to Ebenezer Travers instead of the said Travers himself now deceased, in order to the passing of the debentures for the merchandise exported by the said Travers in 1695 and 1696, in order to the satisfaction of his creditors, ut supra Tr. Cal. XVIII, p. 475. Ibid., p. 319.
Same by same to same to continue the vessel commanded by Capt. Richard Upton which was fitted for the guard of the coast of Cornwall : at the established allowance of 1800l. per an. ut supra Tr. Cal : Vol. XVIII, p. 445, to wit until Michaelmas day next and no longer : the merchants, masters of the ships and inhabitants of Cornwall having by their representations set forth the great benefit they have received especially in their fishery and coasting trade in being defended and secured by the said vessel and having therefore prayed the continuance thereof until their fishing season be over. Ibid., p. 320.
Treasury reference to Auditor Harley of the petition of William Bradbury shewing that he served in the First Marine Regiment as Captain from the beginning to the end of the last war and there is due to him 215l. 8s. 10d. "according to an account signed by the Colonel and agent of the said Company" : therefore praying payment towards his support, in regard he is out of service and lame of the gout. Reference Book VIII, p. 107.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against the Earl of Ranelagh on his accounts as late Paymaster General of the Forces : his accounts to 1702 Dec. 24 when he left office, being now delivered in to the Auditors of Imprests. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 240.
Report by same to the Queen on the representation from the Commissioners of Trade and Plantations touching a fitting salary for John Bridger, lately employed to enquire what naval stores could be had in New England. The Navy Commissioners propose that his accounts be first determined before any such salary be settled. Ibid., p. 257.
William Blathwayt [as Auditor of the Plantations], dated from Whitehall, to Mr. Byerley, acknowledging his first quarterly account from 1703 July 31 to Sept. 29. Visct. Cornbury's certificate should have mentioned that same had been viewed in Council : and you are to swear same before him or the Chief Judge instead of a Baron of the Exchequer and this oath is to be certified. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 166-7.
Same to Mr. Clarke. Since my last [to you] I have two letters from you of the 13th Sept. and 29 Nov. last. With the first [thereof] I received the draft of the Q[ueen's] Farm [near West Chester church New York] and also of the half acre of land called the Governor's Garden. As to the church at West Chester I expect from you an accompt thereof for my Lord Treasurer's further satisfaction.
With the latter [letter] I received Col. Byerly's accompt from the time of his entering office 31 July to 29 Sept. 1703 which I have acknowledged to him as above by this conveyance and do acquaint him that on receiving accompts for three quarters more they would be prepared as annual accompts for declaration.
For the method of these accompts I have acquainted him that they are approved by my Lord Treasurer except as to two particulars (1) mention should have been made therein that they have been viewed by his Lordship [the Governor] in Council : (2) the Receiver General Mr. Byerly should have sworn the truth thereof before his Lordship in Council or the Chief Judge ; of which oath certificate is to be made hereafter on the several accompts "by which method they will become perfect and fit for declaration." Concerning this you will take care to confer with Mr. Byerly.
Of all the intermediate accounts between those of Mr. Weaver and Mr. Byerly there is yet wanting the accompt of the Commissioners appointed to manage the revenue from 25 March to 31 July which it is necessary you should demand of them and send to me with a certificate of their oath as to the truth thereof for the time between Mr. Weaver and Mr. Byerly.
I was in good hopes and my Lord Treasurer expected that my Lord Cornbury would before this time have returned Mr. Weaver's accompts after due examination in pursuance of my Lord [Treasurer's] order [of 1702-3 March 3 supra Tr. Cal. vol. XVIII, p. 163]. But I find by yours that the gentlemen that are answerable for Mr. Weaver have made several difficulties and I have myself received a letter from them wherein they express their scruples and say that those accounts were to be re-examined before the Governor in Council and that no such order had been yet given by his Excellency. To this I do only answer that my Lord Treasurer's order directs the examination of the several articles of receipts and payments by his Excellency but it would come more authentic if viewed in Council as other accounts should be : which need not hinder the examination of them by you and such other person as the Governor may appoint preparatory to the audit in Council. This you will represent to the Governor and to Mr. Weaver's security, letting these gentlemen know that if they delay any longer the suffering their accounts to be re-audited my Lord Treasurer will give immediate directions for a process to be issued out against them.
P.S. You would do well to advise the gentlemen that have given security for Mr. Weaver that in order to the final clearing his accompts it will be necessary when they shall be returned by Lord Cornbury to my Lord Treasurer that they appoint an agent in England to attend the declaration thereof before my Lord Treasurer and to take out Mr. Weaver's quietus, without which they cannot be discharged.
Followed by : said Blathwayt's letter, dated May 24, to the said securities of Mr. Weaver viz. Samuel Staats, John De Peyster, Isaac de Riemer, and Jacob Leisler Esq. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 159-163.
May 24. Money warrant dormant for 500l. per an. to the Auditor of the Receipt as from 1704 March 25 for himself and his clerks for issuing the payments on the annuities as by the late Act [23 Anne c. 3] for granting an Aid by selling Annuities. Money Book XVII, p. 123.
Same for 500l. per an. to the four Tellers of the Receipt as from 1704 Lady day for their care and pains in paying the annuities as by the abovesaid Act. Ibid., p. 137.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to William Borrett to pay 100 guineas each to the Attorney General and Solicitor General for the year last past, as reward for all business relating to the Plantations by them despatched. Ibid., p. 139.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee or salary of 10l. per an. to Roger Clutterbuck as searcher of Southampton port. Money Book XVII, p. 136.
Money warrant for 500l. to William Borrett, for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated May 26 hereon). Ibid., p. 136. Order Book VI, p. 117. Disposition Book XVII, p. 97.
Same for 191l. 18s. 5d. to the Earl of Nottingham as late Secretary of State, 50l. thereof for half a year to 1704 March 25 on his patent fee and 141l. 18s. 5d. for 28 days March 25 last to April 22 last (when he resigned his said employment) on his salary of 1850l. per an. (Money order dated May 30 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 139. Order Book VI, p. 120. Disposition Book XVII, p. 92.
Letter of direction for 1500l. to the Honble. Francis Godolphin, Cofferer of the Household : out of Civil List moneys : and is intended to be applied to discharge a bill drawn from Portugal for several quantities of wine bought there for the service of the Household : and [further] upon account of her Majesty's removal to Windsor and other necessary expenses. Disposition Book XVII, p. 94.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to assign payment of 151l. 2s. 6d. to the executors of Capt. Richard Kirby (who was executed at Plymouth) for so much remaining due to him on account of half pay from 24 Aug. 1698 to 1699 Sept. 30 : the stop which was put on the said half-pay on his being executed being now removed. Ibid., p. 95.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to pay into the Receipt (about Wednesday week May 31) all the money of the several branches of Excise under your management that shall be then in your hands or power to pay. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 382.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant for levy money of 20s. per man for 102 men detached from the Regiments of Brigadier Farington, Sir Richard Temple and Col. de Lalo to complete the Regiments of Lord Mountjoy and Col. Brudenall on their going to Portugal and for the allowance for their clothes, arms and accoutrements and for carriage of same from Chester to Harwich.
Appending : report from the said H. St. John and Jos. Tredenham [one of the Comptrollers of Army Accounts] on the memorial from said Colonels for said allowance. Ibid., p. 383.
Same to Mr. Popple to lay before the Committee of Trade and Plantations the enclosed observations on the [Colonial] Act for sealing a public revenue for the support of the Government of Jamaica.
Appending : said observations :
Skin 1. line 22. If goods be reshipped within 12 months the Receiver is to pay back half the Customs according to the rates, whereas it should be half the net money received by him after deductions made.
Skin 1. line 31. There is a penalty for running goods after sun set and before sun rise, but there is no provision in the bill for goods run in the day time.
Skin 2. line 6. The goods of new settlers are discharged from all Duties : Query : whether that exemption should not be restrained to the Duties granted by this Act.
Skin 2. line 7. There is a proviso that the merchant shall pay Duty for no more than he sells or disposes of within the Island. Query : Whether the charge is to be made upon the importation or the sale and if upon the latter how can the Duty be ascertained : and whether the goods imported and exported again without being sold or disposed in the island will be discharged of the whole by this proviso or of half by the preceding clause ; for they [the said two clauses] seem to be repugnant. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 384.
Letters patent by Treasurer Godolphin constituting James Taylor to be assistant and chief clerk in the Transfer Office loco John Thrayle lately deceased. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 242.
Warrant by same to the Receipt for tallies on the Farmers of the Post Fines for the sum of 2276l. answered direct to the Crown by the sheriffs for the first year of her Majesty.
Prefixing : certificate of the sums so answered direct by said sheriffs : the rent of said farm being answered to the Crown up to 1702 Sept. 29 [for which the said tallies are to serve as vouchers], and there being 2276l. due for the like for the year ended 1703 Sept. 29 Ibid., pp. 253-4.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for a discharge to William Chartres of the city of Cork, merchant, of the 1600l. bond as follows : on the 30 May 1693 the ship Mary of Dublin 60 tons, Dominick Sausiness master, arrived at Dingle with salt, vinegar, pitch and oars[ores] from St. Sebastian and landed same and paid Duty thereon : and on 12 June following Nicholas Green shipped part thereof for Cork on the James of Cork, 60 tons burden, James Butler master, and had a cocquet for same but as the said ship was sailing about she was taken as prize by Capt. Andrew Lake, then Commander of the Greenwich man of war, who carried her into Kinsale, where James Waller, then agent for the Prizes Commissioners, seized her on supposition that her lading was of the growth of France : whereupon Green procured an order from the Lords Justices of Ireland, for delivery of said ship and lading on his finding bond for 1600l. whereupon the said William Chartres out of friendship became bound with Green in 1600l. to answer the determination of the law therein : and two years later without notice the said Waller had the ship condemned as prize in the Admiralty Court of England and put the bond in suit and Waller's widow intends to take out execution and levy thereon : further it appearing that in the time of the late troubles in Ireland the said Chartres' house was burnt and all his estate taken away and himself kept in prison in a dungeon and arraigned for his life and he his wife and nine children will be utterly ruined if the money recovered under said bond be levied on him : and he was not interested in the said ship other than as surety as above. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 313-4.
May 25. Royal warrant to the Attorney General to discharge William Miniter from his forfeited recognizance of 100l. and to release him from Newgate on condition he list himself as a soldier : he with Michaell Harold in 1700 having failed to appear as witnesses at the trial of four persons by them accused of being Popish priests. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 208.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay 20l. 11s. 0d. to Henry Vade, an officer of the Customs at Shields, as reward for seizing sword blades and hanger blades run ashore out of a vessel from Rotterdam. Money Book XVII, p. 140.
William Lowndes to Sir John Shaw. You have sworn in James Benn as deputy to Edward Heron, a Queen's waiter, London port, without the Lord Treasurer's approbation of said deputy. For the future you are not to swear in deputies where the patentee's constitution provides first for such approbation by the Lord Treasurer. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 385.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Farrer for moderation of his composition as a surety for Mr. Mason, Receiver General of Taxes for co. Cambridge : in regard to petitioner's distressed family and his great age. Reference Book VIII, p. 103.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Gape, surety for Thomas Richards (late Receiver General for co. Herts) and Receiver in his place on the suspension of said Richards, shewing that on the account of the Duties on Marriages &c. to 1697 March 25 the said Richards is in surplusage 1477l. 0s. 10d. : therefore praying that same may be applied to his arrears on other Aids. Affairs of Taxes I, p. 36.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners of Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Duke of Ormonde praying compensation for the loss he sustained by consenting to the last lease [to the Crown] of the Prizage and Butlerage on Wines for seven years at 1500l. a year : and proposing a further seven years' lease to the Crown. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 312.
William Blathwayt to Mr. Gibbs. I have already answered your letters of Jan. 11 and Feb. 5 last desiring you to hasten Mr. Thomas's missing accompts. I repeat my desire that in case of refusal or delay you oblige him by process of law to accompt, to which you may truly add that my Lord Treasurer is resolved to put him out of the office unless he do speedily comply. You are to examine and audit his accompts, he swearing to them before the Governor and Council, of which [attestation] I am to have a certificate from the Governor or clerk of the Council. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 163.