Warrant Book: June 1704, 16-30

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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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June 1704, 16-30

June 16. Letter of direction for 29,323l. 19s. 4d. to John How : out of contributions for Annuities : to be applied to services as follow viz. :
£ s. d.
in further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons, anno 1704
for 61 days' subsistence to the Troops and Regiments in England from June 25 inst. to Aug. 24 next 24516 7 3
in further part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men, anno 1704
for subsistence to Col. Rivers' Regiment for same time 1607 12 1
for Lord Paston's Regiment on account of subsistence from the time of raising 1000
the like for Col. Hayman Rook's Regiment 1000
for the six Additional Companies to the Regiments of Handasyde, Livesay and Wetham in the West Indies, 200l. each on account of subsistence 1200
£29323 19 4
Disposition Book XVII, p. 104.
William Lowndes to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant for 7337l. 8s. 3d. to Charles Fox : to be paid to John Nutting, Paymaster of the Transport service, upon account as follows :
£ s. d.
for the charge of shipping and provisions and other necessary accommodations supplied in April and March last for 3467 men and 1024 horses with clothing transported from the Thames and Harwich to Holland as belonging to the 40,000 men, anno 1704 5537 7 5
for the like for 2405 men transported at the same time to Holland as part of the Additional 10,000 men 1800 0 10
£7337 8 3
Ibid., p. 105.
Letter of direction for 10,000l. to Charles Fox [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] : out of Civil List moneys : upon his order for 40,000l. intended to be lent to the King of Spain. Ibid.
Same for 20,000l. to the Navy Treasurer : out of Contributions for Annuities : to be applied to Wages of seamen. Ibid., p. 106.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to procure the further sum of 40,000l. to be advanced by the Bank or any others on the credit of tallies and orders remaining in your hands on the Land Tax anno 1704. On your transmitting to the Treasury the assignments which you shall make [endorse] on the said orders the Lord Treasurer will give warrants to the Exchequer for paying 5 per cent. interest thereon. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to assign payment of the particulars as follows out of the abovesaid 40,000l. viz.
£ s. d.
for Wages to seamen 30000
for Wear and Tear : to pay imprests and bills of exchange 4000
for ditto to be paid to Mr. Gould and Mr. Hall as imprest to provide pitch and tar in Holland 1600
the residue to be reserved for further direction from the Lord Treasurer 4400
Disposition Book XVII, p. 106.
Letter of direction for 236,531l. 2s. 3¾d. to Charles Fox : out of Contributions for Annuities : to be applied for particular services as follow : viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 884,072l. 2s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1704
for two months' or 61 days' subsistence of the Subject Troops and full pay of the Foreign Troops composing the 40,000 men from Aug. 25 next to Oct. 24 next 118175 8 10
in further part of 55,272l. 10s. 6d. for Subsidies
for the King of Denmark [for the equivalent of] 37,500 Rix Dollars for the quarter ending June 24 inst. at 5s. each 9375
for the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel for same quarter : 31,250 f[lorins] at 10 guilders 10 stivers per £ sterling 2976 5
for the Elector of Treves for same quarter being 15,625 f[lorins] at the like rate 1488 2 10¼
in further part of 178,180l. 11s. 0d. for the 10,000 Additional men anno 1704
for subsistence to the Subject Troops and full pay of the Foreign Forces composing the said 10,000 men for same time 22842 16 7
in further part of 176,481l. 11s. 0d. for the men in Portugal anno 1704
for subsistence &c. to the said Forces for same time 21211 14 8
towards the charge of transporting 1500 recruits from Ireland to Portugal : to be paid to Mr. Nuttin, Paymaster for the Transport Service, and to attend the direction of Samuell Attkinson and Nicholas Roop 3000
for the clothing belonging to 900 men of the said recruits, the charge whereof at 26s. a man is to be placed to the Regimental accounts of the Colonels who receive the men 1170
for raising 1500 men here for the service of Ireland in the room of those drawn from thence for Portugal at the rate of 3l. per man levy money 4500
for the King of Portugal in further part of 150,000l. towards the charge of 10,000 men to be maintained by that Crown 26736 1
for alliances with Savoy
for two months' subsidy to the Duke of Savoy in advance to Oct. 3 next being the value of 106,6662/3 Crowns at 56¼ pence per Crown 25055 11 11¾
£236531 2
Disposition Book XVII, pp. 107-8.
Letter of direction for 144,808l. 15s. 2d. to the Navy Treasurer : out of Contributions for Annuities : to be applied as follows :
for Wear and Tear, being to pay up the course of the Navy from 6 Aug. to 31 Aug. 22,444l. ; for September 26,851l. ; for October 32,056l. 81351
for the Victualling, for three months viz. July 19,436l. 3s. 4d. Aug. 20,339l. 18s. 6d. and Sept. 23,681l. 13s. 4d. 63457 15 2
£144808 15 2
Ibid., pp. 108,103.
William Lowndes to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War]. The Lord Treasurer has no objection to the draft new Establishment for Ireland enclosed in your letter of the 14th inst. Please offer it to the Queen in Council for her signature when the Lord Treasurer is present. He also approves the warrant for 476l. to widow Buckle and Thomas Merrett but as to the draft warrants for an allowance to two Companies lately raised for Lord Mohun's and Col. Stringer's Regiments he intends to speak with Mr. Southwell about that matter before it be returned to you. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 396.
Same to same to prepare a royal warrant to authorise Charles Fox to pay John Nutin 3000l. for transport of 1500 recruits from Ireland to Portugal [as in the above letter of direction supra p. 275]. Ibid., p. 397.
Same to the Attorney General for his report on the memorial some time since referred to him concerning clothing desired to be exported from Ireland to the Regiments in Portugal and Holland which the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland think difficult to do [allow] out of due observance to the Act [10 Wm. III, c 16] which prohibits the exportation of the woollen manufacture from thence. (The like letter to the Customs. Commissioners). Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. I have read to my Lord yours of the 6th inst. concerning reversionary annuity orders resting in your hands and the several sums amounting to 1579l. 10s. 1d. paid to the out pensioners of Chelsea Hospital. You are to charge yourself with all moneys arising by bona fide sales of the reversionary annuity orders and by the returned Debentures. Send me a particular account thereof for the Auditors of Imprests also a list of the said orders which amounted to 5017l. 9s. 1d. : also the warrants which mention the uses to which the said 1579l. 10s. 1d. is now to be applied. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed estimate [missing] of works directed by her Majesty to be performed in St. James's Park amounting to 391l. 7s. 7d. and the like estimates of new work to be done in the Gardens at Kensington and St. James's Park amounting to 2521l. 4s. 7d. (Cancelled with the estimates and superseded by the letter of 16 August infra p. 339.). Ibid., p. 398.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing the following [all missing] viz. : (1) Mrs. Harwood's letter desiring that her brother Edward Harwood, Surveyor of Chester port, may succeed the Collector there lately dead : (2) a letter from the Board of Ordnance about the sword and hanger blades seized at Shields : (3) Mr. Burchett's letter concerning Stephen Thompson's ship coming from Bordeaux with wine &c., ut supra pp. 255, 266. Ibid., p. 399.
Same to the Commissioners of Hawkers and Pedlars enclosing a letter [missing] from one Richard Atherton proposing some advancement in the Hawkers and Pedlars revenue. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Clarke. By a clause in a late Act of Parliament [2—3 Anne c. 17 cl. LI an Act for punishing Mutiny] the sole power of taking off respits from the Marine Regiments lies with the Lord Admiral. Please submit to him the enclosed report [missing] of Walter Whitfeild relating to the respits on Col. Holt's Regiment. Ibid., p. 400.
Same to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Philip Vincent, late Collector of Dundalk, praying remission of a debt of 600l. owing by him to the Crown. Ibid., p. 401.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant to authorise John Howe [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] to pay to Mr. English, under housekeeper of Hampton Court, 12l. per an. for supplying coals and candle to the Guard Room there ("for the Invalids that keep guard at Hampton Court").
Appending : report by said Howe on the memorial of the Invalids who now do duty at Hampton Court praying an allowance as above. In 1702 the sum of 24l. 12s. 0d. was paid to Mr. English out of Army Contingencies for this service. As the Company is reduced and their Guards fewer than heretofore I think 12l. per an. sufficient, being something less than 9d. a day for coals and candles, which they only want in the winter half. Ibid., p. 412.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to permit Stephen Mason, merchant, to put on board the Freinds Adventure, John Wentworth master, a bell of 250 lb. weight for transport to New England for the use of a church there. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 320.
Treasury reference to Henry Baker of the petition of Richard Curtis, inhabitant of the borough of Seaford, praying a reward for his service in watching on the coast to prevent running wool : he having been at 50l. charge on that account. Reference Book VIII, p. 107.
Treasury reference to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] and Sir Jos. Tredenham [one of the Comptrollers of Army Accounts] of the petition of Col. Byerley et al praying that the respits on their Regiments may be taken off towards answering the charge they have been at in recruiting their said Regiments. Reference Book VIII, p. 107.
Same to Mr. Vanbrugh, Deputy Comptroller of the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office, of the petition of the Gentlemen of the Chapel "praying travelling charges as usual." Ibid.
Same to Sir Jos. Tredenham and Mr. St. John of the petition of Jos. Dudley Esq., Governor of Massachusetts Bay, praying payment of 664l. 11s. 3d. expended in raising, clothing, subsisting and transporting Capt. Walton's Company in that Colony. Ibid., p. 108.
Extract of a letter from William Blathwayt [as Auditor General of the Plantations] to Colonel Byrd. I send you a duplicate of your former Instructions with an addition of one [instruction] relating to quit rents [ut supra Tr. Cal. XVIII, p. 244 under date 1703 April 19], of which it is absolutely necessary to have an authentic accompt either by a rent roll or otherwise. And for the better ascertaining all accompts whatsoever it is become necessary (by particular directions from my Lord Treasurer) that all your past and future accompts be not only approved of in the Council of Virginia but that you make oath to the truth thereof : and a certificate of such oath is to be transmitted to me. In order that you may observe the best method of passing such accompts I send you the forms ut supra p. 261 under date June 1.
Upon your receiving my deputation [to you as Deputy Auditor for Virginia], which your son took care to send you, it becomes necessary for you to alter the last article of your accounts both of the 2 shillings per hogshead and of the quit rents. I enclose a particular memorandum of the said alteration : as follows.
Memorandum :
"By the [Deputy] Auditor's salary
for — at 7½ per cent. ..."
This article (from the time of the receipt of my deputation [to you]) is to be worded thus
to the salary of the [Deputy]
Auditor of Virginia for ... at 5 per cent. ... more to him for making good
the Bills of Payment ... at 2½ per cent. ...
The above Memorandum is followed by the following memorandum to Mr. Muschamp, [Receiver of Potomac see Tr. Cal. XVIII, p. 363].
My Lord Treasurer has ordered that all accompts of her Majesty's revenues in the Plantations be kept in a better method than heretofore in order to their being prepared every year for declaration. It is therefore necessary that Mr. Muschamp do send over the accompts of her Majesty's revenue from his entrance in that office, to be examined before the Governor and Council and sworn to by the accomptant and attested by the Governor and Deputy Auditor.
The accompt of the quarter part of the one moiety of 2 shillings per hogshead (appropriated for buying of arms and ammunition within that Province) are to be in like manner examined and attested.
Besides this 'tis observed that Mr. Muschamp's accompt for 1701 is not certified by the Governor ; nor does there appear any voucher in discharge thereof.
(The like Memorandum (except the last article) mutatis mutandis [was signed] for Mr. [George] Plater [Receiver of Patuxent District]. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 167-169.
June 17. William Lowndes to Lord Cheyne to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lewis, Lord Rockingham, relating to the discontinuance of several fees and allowances heretofore paid to him as lord of the manor of Little Weldon co. Northampton by the sheriffs of Surrey and Sussex and as Master of the Buckhounds, amounting to 50l. per an. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 398.
Treasury reference to the Principal Officers of the Works of the estimate for building a greenhouse at Kensington 170 feet long and 30 feet wide "from out to out" amounting to 2599l. 5s. 1d. Reference Book VIII, p. 107.
June 19. Royal warrant to Sir Nathan Wright, Keeper of the Great Seal, for a great seal for a grant to Mary Gardiner of the custody of Mris. Margret James, sole daughter and heir of Edmund James, late of Bradfeild [? Bradford] co. Wilts., who by inquisition taken at Chippenham 1702 April, was found to be an idiot from her nativity and seized of an estate of 160l. per an. of lands and tenements in co. Wilts. : Thomas Moreton and his wife who lately petitioned for the custody of said idiot having declined the same and she has for several years past been kept in a very mean condition by one Pocock, a country farmer. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 224-5.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Edward, Earl of Jersey, of the annual rents of 899l. 2s. 3¾d. and 97l. 19s. 7¼d. reserved respectively on the grants to Charles, late Duke of Richmond and Lennox, (1) of the Aulnage of vendible cloths called the Old and New Draperies and (2) of the Subsidy of the New Draperies which were granted to said Duke by two patents of 1664 Dec. 18 : with direction to the executors of said late Duke to pay same to said Earl accordingly. Ibid., pp. 227-8.
Money warrant for 30l. to John Taylor for three quarters to June 1 inst. on his salary as keeper of her Majesty's water engine at Windsor. (Money order dated June 21 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 151. Order Book VI, p. 124. Disposition Book XVII, p. 109.
Same for 200l. to Thomas Rymer in full of all services of himself and his clerks (in transcribing and publishing the 'Ancient Leagues' &c.) till Lady day 1703 from which time he hath had an allowance for printing thereof. (Money order dated June 24 hereon). Ibid. Money Book XVII, p. 152. Order Book VI, p. 126. Disposition Book XVII, p. 109.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver General of Fines for Alienations to pay [to the Works] 32l. 10s. 0d. and 27l. 7s. 7d. and 90l. for repairs of the Alienation Office. Money Book XVII, p. 152.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditors of Imprests to make allowances in account to the late Commissioners of the Glass and Tobacco Pipe Duties : viz. for the time from the expiry of those Duties on the 1st August 1699 to the 1st Nov. 1700, they having generally met twice a week to adjust accounts with the manufacturers and to get in arrears : said allowances to be half salary for themselves, whole salary for their clerks and 309l. 16s. 6d. for the charge of making up and passing their accounts. Money Book XVII, p. 153.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition of Antho. Row to postpone the hearing of his cause in the Exchequer [against Lady Wood]. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 398.
Same to Mr. St. John to prepare a royal warrant for paying to Capt. Silver so much of the sum of 524l. 10s. 6d. (due on four several warrants of 1698 July 7, 1700 March 27, 1702 Aug. 22 and 1702-3 March 20 for fire and candle for the gunners in Whitehall and St. James's Park etc.) as are properly payable out of Irish [Forfeited Lands] debentures.
Appending : the Earl of Ranelagh's report on said Silver's case. Ibid., p. 401.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin dated at Windsor to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) order of the Queen in Council dated June 17 that the Customs Commissioners send to their officers at Newcastle and Yarmouth to inform themselves of any combinations or other undue methods used in those parts relating to the coal trade for the raising or keeping up the price of coals and thereupon to inform the Committee of Council to whom it is referred to examine into the combinations or other undue methods used for raising the price of coals. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 320.
Treasury reference to the late Commissioners of Transports of the petition of John James, master of the ketch Hannah, shewing that 97l. 14s. 0d. is due to him for the said ship in 1693 for which "they" cannot receive debentures by reason the counterpart of the charter party is lost : therefore praying that the said Commissioners may give him a certificate to the Commissioners of Accounts setting forth the said service in order to [enable the petitioning owners to] have debentures. Reference Book VIII, p. 107.
Same to same of the petition of Thomas Farrow showing that 466l. 11s. 9d. is due to Thomas Dobson for hire of the ship Robert and James in the Transport service in 1692 and 1693 : and 128l. 6s. 2d. to John Sneaton, master of the John's Adventure for the same service and 68l. 13s. 7d. to Peter Wale for hire of the ship William : that petitioner as administrator cannot receive debentures for the said sums by reason the counterparts of the charter parties are lost : therefore praying ut supra. Ibid.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a warrant dated March 30 by the Earl of Carlisle [Deputy] Earl Marshal, to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to deliver to John Vanbrugh, as Clarenceux King of Arms, a coat of her Majesty's arms embroidered with gold upon crimson and blue velvet lined with crimson satin, and a cap for his Crown : to an estimate of 100l. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 278.
Warrant by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Lansdowne Esq., of the office of bailiff of all the manors as below in Somersetshire and of the manor of Ryme in Dorset except the manor of Shepton : which office for 9 out of the said 11 manors was granted to John Tooker 1682 Aug. 21 but the offices are now enjoyed by the several persons following viz. Samuel Stroud for the manor of Ryme Extrinseca and Intrinseca and Long Bredy in Dorset (of which Col. Strangways is Steward) ; Thomas Thomas for the manor of Curry Mallet ; (the manor of Shepton is in lease and the bailiff is appointed by the lessee) ; John Shepheard alias Gibbs for the manor of Englishcombe ; Abraham Rositer for the manor of Laverton ; Thomas Langfeild for the manor of Stoke Subter Hamdon ; Jeoffery Pottinger who acts as clerk or steward to Mr. Long for the other six manors in Somersetshire most of which are very small and the former bailiffs or some of them have yielded up their offices alleging the fee not worth their trouble, which Mr. Pottinger affirms he must likewise do were it not for the conveniency of collecting the rents when he attends upon the affairs of the Stewardship, these six manors being Milton Fauconbridge, Stratton super Fosse, Midsomer Norton, Widcombe, West Harptree, Farrington Gurney. All the said persons came regularly to account at the last Michaelmas audit and have sued for a grant of these offices since the death of Mr. Tooker "but it hath not been thought advisable to grant so many small offices at far distances from one another as these are, the whole rents and profits of all the said manors not exceeding 300l. a year and the whole allowance for collecting the rents amounting to but 13l. 10s. 0d. per an."
Prefixing : report by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands on said Lansdowne's petition for same. Ibid., pp. 280-1.
Same by same dated Windsor Castle to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland, to pull the Custom House in Dublin down to the ground and to rebuild same, the present building being crazy, ruinous and dangerous : all to an estimate of 3317l. 16s. 0d. made thereof by Daniel Burgh, the Surveyor General of her Majesty's Buildings [in Ireland]. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 317.
June 20. Same by same to the Receipt to distribute and apply 68,093l. 14s. 9½d. to Deficient Funds as follows : said sum representing the income between May 23 last and June 20 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows : viz. 17,674l. 11s. 1d. from Windows ; 2142l. 11s. 0d. from Additional Impositions ; 3516l. 15s. 0d. from the new Duty on Paper Continued ; 20,692l. 18s. 4½d. from New Customs ; 4442l. 18s. 8d. from Marriages ; 19,354l. 0s. 8d. from Continued Impositions : the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows :
Deficiences as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the register the 20th June inst. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 36930 1 777 9
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 209098 9 3 5694 2 2
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 449199 10 0 12818 18 9
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 62665 13 4 1247 17
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 100047 15 9 2983 10
Salt 1711500 0 0 498029 5 23922 15
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0 43815 0 2236 8 6
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 264142 3 9 6222 10
Vellum and Parchment 224114 7 142706 17 3132 11 11
Marriages 648000 0 0 301783 11 9 9057 10 6
4871611 8 0 2108418 8 8 68093 14
Money Book XVII, p. 154.
Money warrant for 41l. 7s. 2d. to John Babington for the surplusage on his account as late sheriff of co. Stafford, being for payments to Edmund Corbett for apprehending John Millard, a robber on the highway. (Money order dated July 13 hereon). Ibid., p. 163. Order Book VI, p. 135. Disposition Book XVII, p. 109.
William Lowndes to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Browne and Thomas Sandis, assignees in the commission of bankrupt against John Hind and John Toplady, late of London goldsmiths, praying discharge of the extents of their estates. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 400.
Same to same to report on the enclosed representation [missing] of the Land Tax Assessment Commissioners for the city of London touching the taxes assessed on the Excise officers in London. Ibid.
June 22. Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed order of Council [missing] concerning the charter desired by Mr. Byfeild and others for the importation of pitch and tar and other naval stores from the continent of America, particularly that clause in the draft of the said charter whereby they are empowered to carry on a general trade to Pennsylvania and other parts of America. Ibid.
June 24. Royal sign manual for 278l. 15s. 6d. to Capt. Thomas Silver for fuzies provided by him for the Troop of Grenadier Guards and Companies of Grenadiers belonging to the Foot Guards and other expenses relating thereto between 1696-7 Jan. 1 and 1699 March 25 : payment thereof having been previously directed by three warrants which have not been satisfied. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 227.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill, detailed, of the Prizes Office for 1704 June 24 quarter : total 2550l. Money Book XVII, p. 182.
Money order for 277l. 5s. 0d. to John Treville gent for his pains and charge in bringing a present of two lions and two estridges to her Majesty from the Emperor of Morocco. Order Book VI, p. 124. Disposition Book XVII, p. 109.
Treasury reference to [the Postmasters General] of the petition of Sir Alexander Bruce praying a grant of a debt due in Scotland from one Clerk for the [farm of the] Post Office revenue ; upon consideration of the little advantage he [Bruce] is likely to reap by her Majesty's intended grant to him of a debt owing to her Majesty for the [farm of the] said revenue from Menzie and Blair in Scotland. Reference Book VIII, p. 108.
June 26. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to pay to Sir Jeffery Jeffrys the subsistence money for the four Companies in New York on his giving security duly to apply same : it appearing that by articles dated in March last Mr. Thrale, the late Agent [of said Companies], agreed to pay said Jeffrys 70l. a week for said Companies for one year to Xmas next and Jeffrys undertook to pay by his correspondent in New York the subsistence of the said Companies weekly to the Commanding Officers : and the said Agent being now dead and no other yet appointed by Lord Cornbury [Governor there] to receive the moneys for said Companies. Money Book XVII, p. 155.
William Lowndes to the Queen's printers to send to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations 400 copies of the Proclamation for ascertaining [fixing or establishing] the current rate of foreign coins in her Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in America, for distribution to the respective Governors of those Plantations.
Prefixing : letter from William Popple requesting same "with all speed because of the necessity of dispatching the said Commissioners' letters by the West India packett which is to sail on Thursday next." Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 402.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Guy Browne as a boatman in Boston port to complete the establishment of that port. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 321.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to apply to the levy money of the Regiment of Dragoons which is commanded to be raised and is to be put under Lieut. Gen. Erle, the money saved upon the establishment of said Regiment not exceeding 12l. for each Dragoon and his horse : the raising thereof being hereby to be so long deferred that the money so saved upon the Establishment may answer all the charge of levy money. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 322-3.
June 27. Same to the Paymaster General of Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces to pay out of contingent moneys of the Forces so much of the allowance of 1455l. per an. (payable from April 20 last to Henry St. John as Secretary at War, for himself and clerks) as shall not be satisfied out of the deduction of 12d. per £ out of army payments. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 229-30.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the Stamp Office salary bill for 1704 June 24 quarter : total 1287l. 10s. 0d. Money Book XVII, p. 153.
Money warrant for 285l. 2s. 6d. to Gilbert, bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter, for half a year to Lady day last on the annuity for the support of that Order. (Money order dated July 3 hereon). Ibid., p. 155. Order Book VI, p. 127. Disposition Book XVII, p. 109.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver General for Prizes to pay the charges at Plymouth of the prize ship St. Lewis of Nantes incurred since her purchase on April 26 last for Jeronimo Bestoso : see supra p. 227. Money Book XVII, p. 156.
Same by same to the Master of the Horse to pay (out of moneys imprested to you for extraordinaries of the Stables) 902l. 16s. 5¼d. for repairs in the Mews near Whitehall and the Mews at Kensington between 9 March 1701-2 and 14 Nov. 1703.
Appending : schedule of artificers' bills for said repairs certified by Sir Christopher Wren et al. Ibid., p. 158.
Same by same to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in the accounts of the Earl of Orford as late Treasurer of the Navy the sum of 2079l. 9s. 10¼d. for his clerks, detailed, for their employment from the time of his laying down that employment in May 1699 to 1704 March 25 : the Treasury Lords having in May 1699 directed their continuance [in work] in order to the payment of balances and to the preparation of his accounts ; and having assured George Dodington, Paymaster to the said Treasurer, that they should be paid for carrying on the said service. Ibid., p. 201.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to make out a bill to authorise the Navy Treasurer to pay 3657l. 1s. 8d. for the assessment to the 4s. Aid anno 1703 on the Navy Commissioners' assistants and clerks "according to the annexed list transmitted by you" [missing]. Disposition Book XVII, p. 114.
Same to Lord Halifax [Auditor of the Receipt] to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the officers and clerks of the Tally Court praying an allowance for tallies cut between Michaelmas 1703 and Lady day 1704 for which they took no fees. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 400.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed report [missing] from the Salt Commissioners on the petition of Simon Lynch et al owners of the William and Mary privateer. Ibid., p. 402.
Same to Mr. How to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Charles Noden, agent to the Independent Company at Bermudas, praying that six months' subsistence may be ordered to the said Company. Ibid.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a warrant dated May 30 by the Earl of Carlisle, [Deputy] Earl Marshal, to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to deliver to Peter Le Neve (created Norroy King-of-Arms under a royal sign manual of May 29) a coat of his Majesty's arms and a cap [see supra p. 288] : to an estimate of 100l.
The like of a like for a same to John Hare, created Richmond Herald by a royal sign manual of the 26th May : to an estimate of 50l.
The like of a like for a same to Dudley Downes, created Rouge Dragon Pursuivant by a royal sign manual of the 29th May : to an estimate of 28l. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 279, 280.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against William Green, late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Stafford, he having lately represented to the Lord Treasurer that he cannot by any means clear his accounts till Michaelmas term next. Ibid., p. 295.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir James Jeffrys praying that his pay as Governor of Cork "and of his Company in that kingdom" may be continued to him for a certain term of years for the support of himself and family. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 322.
June 28. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Harris and Jo[h]n Pyne, merchants, of Exeter, shewing that the Customs officers there have seized 45 pipes of Canary wines on pretence that they came not directly from the Canaries and so are forfeited : therefore praying a noli prosequi, they having paid the Duties and the ship being duly qualified by the Act of Navigation. Reference Book VIII, p. 108.
June 30. Money warrant for 2000l. to Treasurer Godolphin for 1704 June 24 quarter's salary. Money Book XVII, p. 161. Disposition Book XVII, p. 111.