Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 19, 1704-1705. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1938.
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July 1704, 1-10
Royal warrant dated Windsor to the Attorney or Solicitor General
for a great seal for a grant to James Trefusis of the use and exercise
for seven years of the invention for fishing and taking up treasure
out of the sea within the British seas ; being an engine invented of
covering vessels and pipes whereby they are enabled to work several
fathoms under water for divers hours together without any want of
air : William III having granted a patent 1691 Oct. 17 to the said
Trefusis, John Honichurch, Nicholas Honichurch and Joseph
Williams for said engines which grant will determine on the 17 Oct.
1705 and the said Trefusis has represented that none of the said
patentees except himself hath worked the said engine and that he
hath yet made no profit thereof and that he is discouraged to proceed
in the use thereof by reason that the said letters patent contain no
grant of the goods the patentees shall gain by their diving. In the
herein patent he, his agents &c., are to be granted the right to
possess themselves of such treasure recovered by means of the said
invention ; on payment of one fifth thereof to the Crown. Queen's
Warrant Book XXII, pp. 230-1.
Royal warrant dated Windsor to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a pension of 1000l. per an. as from 1704 Sept. 29 to Charles, Duke of St. Albans, in lieu of a renewal of the logwood [Duties] farm granted to him 1676 Sept. 13 ; Charles II having intended a 99 years' renewal thereof in Jan. 1684 but the same being prevented by the said King's death : and her present Majesty doth not think fit to grant any new lease of the said Duties. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 300-1.
|June [? sic for July] 3.||Same to John How, Paymaster General of Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces to pay 144l. 8s. 4d. to the Earl of Essex out of savings by respits on the Regiment of Dragoons under him between 25 Dec. and 24 Feb. last for the respits on 104 men lately detached out of his Regiment ; it appearing that the Officers had actually listed 87 [new] men from the time the detachment was made to the said 24th Feb. whose pay for said time together with the offreckonings of the said detachment came to 144l. 8s. 4d. Ibid., p. 239.|
Same dated St. James's to Thomas Jones Esq., to take
the custody of Ludlow Castle as Keeper thereof loco William Gower
whose appointment under the sign manual of Aug. 26 last is hereby
determined : with the fee of 20l. per an. and the further sum of 10l.
per an. for provision of fuel : to be payable out of the revenue of
North or South Wales as from 1704 June 24. Ibid., p. 229.
Same dated Windsor to Treasurer Godolphin to pay 3180l. to Bernard Smith for organs by him set up in the Royal Chapels at Whitehall, St. James's and Windsor : it being certified by Dr. Ralph Battle, Sub-dean of the Chapel Royal, Peter Hume and Dr. John Blow, our principal organist, that they have carefully viewed and considered the said organs and compared them as well with those made by other artists as with several made by said Smith and sold to other persons and that they value the organ at Whitehall at 1500l. that at Windsor at 990l. and that at St. James's (when completed by putting in the trumpet stop and that called Cremona and the pipes gilt) at 690l. Ibid., p. 232.
Same to same to pay 500l. to Peter Hume to be paid over to Thomas Rymer, Historiographer Royal, and Awnsham Churchill, bookseller, for transcribing and printing a second volume of Leagues and Treaties as by articles of agreement made the 16th June last between said Hume, Rymer and Churchill. (Money warrant dated July 4 hereon). (Money order dated July 5 hereon). Ibid., p. 232. Order Book VI, p. 130. Disposition Book XVII, p. 110.
Same to the Postmasters General to discharge Daniel Richards, formerly Postmaster of Carmarthen for many years, of the debt of 73l. 6s. 11d. : by reason of his poverty and that his salary of 48l. was small for the charge and pains of his office, riding with the mail from Carmarthen to Langhorne [Laugharne] and Llanindevery [Llandovery] which is a long stage and bad roads "the allowance to your several deputies who have riding work being in most places little more than a reimbursement for their necessary charges in keeping horses for the performance of their duty." Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 233.
Same to Treasurer Godolphin for 15,000l. to Edward Nicholas as imprest for French Protestants, 3000l. thereof for ministers now residing in this kingdom and 12,000l. for others : to be distributed by direction of the Archbishop of Canterbury et al. (Money warrant dated July 4 hereon). (Money order dated July 4 hereon). Ibid., p. 233. Order Book VI, p. 127. Disposition Book XVII, p. 112.
Same to same for 1000l. to the Earl of Galway for his equipage and journey to Portugal whither he is going by the Queen's appointment to take upon him the command of her Majesty's Forces acting in conjunction with those of the King of Portugal and other our Allies there. (Money warrant dated July 4 hereon). (Money order dated July 4 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 234. Order Book VI, p. 128. Disposition Book XVII, p. 110.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal dormant for 366l. per an. for six keepers for Sherwood Forest and for hay for the deer : to be paid out of the sale of timber as from Michaelmas 1703 : the same being necessary for the preservation of the deer and game there which hath till of late been very much destroyed. (Warrant dormant dated July 3 hereon from Treasurer Godolphin to Thomas Hewet, Surveyor General of Woods Trent North, to pay said 366l. per an. to the Duke of Newcastle, Lord Warden of Sherwood Forest, as well what is already incurred thereon since 1703 Michaelmas as what shall from time to time hereafter grow due thereupon : out of sales of wood). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 234-5. Money Book XVII, p. 195.
Same to same for a same for 100l. per an. to the Corporation of Lyme Regis for 19½ years from 1705 Xmas for repair of the cobb pier there : as granted by Charles II 1684 Dec. 23 for 21 years : to be paid by the collector of the port of Lyme Regis out of the Exchequer ; the Customs and Subsidies out of which the said allowance was formerly paid having been of late years appropriated by Acts of Parliament to other uses. The expenditure of this allowance is to be made jointly by the Mayor of said Port and the Customer, Comptroller and Collector thereof. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 235-7.
Same to same for a same for 50l. per an. to the Mayor of Macclesfield as from 1704 June 24 ; to be by him paid to such learned person as hath and shall preach to and instruct the people thereof by the appointment of the bishop of Chester and the mayor of Macclesfield : to be payable out of the Exchequer during pleasure : William III having granted the like 1697 July 22 as payable out of the Crown rents of the county of Chester and the same being much in arrear and the said rents insufficient to satisfy same : all in regard of the small allowance to the Minister of said town which is but 5l. 6s. 8d. per an. Ibid., pp. 237-8.
Same to Visct. Fitz Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay 20l. to Thomas Brand for fairly writing, flourishing and embellishing on vellum a letter to the Emperor of Morrocco and a letter to the Alcaide of Algarbe "in answer to those sent to us by them to congratulate our accession to the throne." Ibid., p. 239.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the 1704 June 24 quarter's salary bill of the Customs respectively for London port (total 6547l. 11s. 6d.) and the outports (total 9147l. 15s. 3d.). Money Book XVII, p. 156.
The like of the Salt Office Salary bill for same quarter (total 1132l. 10s. 0d.). Ibid.
The like for the Excise Office and Malt Office together for same quarter (total 5863l. 10s. 0d.). Ibid., p. 159.
Warrant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for same quarter for making a particular account of the Customs &c. Ibid., p. 156.
Money warrant for 20l. to Mary Whitehead, late servant to Peter Moreman in co. Surrey, towards his charges in prosecuting James Mervin for an assault. (Money order dated July 5 hereon). Ibid., p. 157. Order Book VI, p. 130. Disposition Book XVII, p. 110.
Same for 875l. to the five Commissioners of Accounts (Thomas Morrice, Samuell Atkins, Thomas Lister, William Farrar, George Langton, Commissioners for Army Debts as by the Act 1 Anne St 2, c. 24) for one quarter to 1704 June 30 on their salaries and incidents. (Money order dated July 5 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 159. Order Book VI, p. 131.
Money warrant for 75l. to William Atwood for 1702 Lady day quarter on his salary as late Chief Justice of the Province of New York. (Money order dated July 7 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 160. Order Book VI, p. 133. Disposition Book XVII, p. 110.
Same for 135l. to the Warden and Lieutenant of Waltham Forest co. Essex for half a year to 1704 Lady day for the officers of said Forest, detailed. (Money order dated July 5 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 160. Order Book VI, p. 132. Disposition Book XVII, p. 110.
Same for 210l. to Henry Davenant for 105 days Dec. 11 last to March 25 last on his ordinary as Secretary at Frankfort. (Money order dated? July 7 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 164. Order Book VI, p. 131. Disposition Book XVII, p. 110.
Same for 250l. to Sir Lambert Blackwell, Envoy Extraordinary to the Great Duke of Tuscany, for one quarter 1703 Oct. 23 to 1703-4 Jan. 23 on his ordinary. (Money order dated July 7 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 164. Order Book VI, p. 131. Disposition Book XVII, p. 110.
Same for 33l. 6s. 8d. to Edward Harley for half a year to Lady day last on his salary as an Auditor of Imprests. Ibid., p. 194.
Money order for 500l. to Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, for 1704 June 24 quarter as Groom of the Stole and First Lady of the Bedchamber.
250l. each to the following for same quarter as Ladies of the Bedchamber viz. Elizabeth, Duchess of Somerset ; Mary, Duchess of Ormonde ; Lady Jane Hyde ; Frances, Countess of Scarborough ; Ann, Countess of Sunderland ; Ann Charlotte, Lady Freschville ; Juliana, Countess of Burlington ; Lady Henrietta Godolphin ; Ann, Countess of Abingdon ; Rachel, Marchioness of Hartington.
125l. each to the following for same quarter as Women of the Bedchamber viz. Agnata Cooper, Margaret Feilding, Abigail Hill, Beata Danvers.
75l. each to the following for same quarter as Maids of Honour viz. Jane Kingdon, Letitia Frowde, Rosamonda Yardborough, Mary Stanhope, Ann Duncombe, Elizabeth Collier. Order Book VI, p. 134. Disposition Book XVII, p. 110.
Letter of direction for 10,000l. to Charles Fox : to complete
40,000l. intended to be lent by her Majesty to the King of Spain :
to be issued out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XVII,
William Lowndes to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War]. Capt. Robert Gardner has represented to the Lord Treasurer, on behalf of the Regiments of Col. Handasyde and Col. Livesay in the West Indies, the necessity of sending the muster rolls by the pacquet boats, the charge whereof will be 8l. per month (one month with another), and that the Regiments should not bear the charge thereof. The Lord Treasurer thinks that this expense should be met out of Army Contingencies. Please prepare a royal warrant to authorise this. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 403.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Alexander Jennings a superannuated Excise officer, praying "the usual [superannuation] allowance." Reference Book VIII, p. 109.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Col. Thomas Brudenall for directions to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland, to permit the clothing of his Regiment to be put on board [Customs free] for the use of his men. Ibid., p. 110.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a warrant dated May 16 last by the Earl of Kent [Lord Chamberlain] to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision of particulars, detailed, for her Majesty's bedchamber at Windsor and for the bed there to be mended and set up at Hampton Court for her Majesty's service there viz. as follows : a new green taffata window curtain laced with gold lace suitable to the other in the said bedchamber ; 2 green taffata stool cases, with a green silk lyor string to draw the sash windows up ; 6 tassels, one new bedstead, 3 new window cornishes for the green damask bed, 3 deal cases to pack up the furniture for Windsor : to take down her Majesty's white satin Indian embroidered bed and hangings in her Majesty's bedchamber at Windsor and the bed to be mended and set up at Hampton Court for her Majesty's service there : and to repair one satin thick quilt : and for one pair of satin quilted blankets : blue taffata for 2 elbow chair cases : 2 stools to the bed : one piece of silk string of green for her Majesty's Lower Lodging at Hampton Court : mending the umbrellas, new lines and putting them up at St. James's : sewing and putting curtain rings on some curtains that were ripped at the Bath ; likewise for particulars, detailed, for her Majesty's lower lodgings at Hampton Court : viz. one pair of fine Spanish blankets for the Queen : 4 wainscot close stools : 8 white earthen stool pans and 6 large pewter stool pans for the Queen's and Prince's service : and cleaning a set of white bed feathers that came from Windsor belonging to the white satin embroidered Indian bed set up at Hampton Court and that one folding bedstead with a sacking bottom be left there for the Queen's bedchamber women and other details : all to an estimate of 220l. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 282.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord
Chamberlain's warrant dated June 16 last to the Master of the Jewel
House for the delivery to George Hughs (Hughes), waterman in
ordinary to the Queen, of two badges not exceeding 50 ounces : to
an estimate of 26l. Ibid., p. 283.
The like of a same dated May 30 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to the Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe of two armed chairs made new, suitable to the crimson damask Travelling State, stuffed with curled hair, for her Majesty's service in journeys and progresses : 2 frames for 2 high stools and a footstool, "the old stuffing and old crimson damask to serve," one featherbed, bolster and Holland quilt for the Bedchamber women : 4 canopies of red serge for the Queen's and Prince's Pages of the Backstairs ; 4 pair of ten quarter blankets : 6 black leather close stools and 2 pans each : coarse serge cases for 5 chairs of state and 4 footstools ; to an estimate of 90l. Ibid.
The like of a same dated May 9 to same for the delivery to same of bedding &c. detailed for the women of the Bedchamber viz. 3 sets of quilts, 3 bolsters, 3 pair of blankets and a calicoe counterpoint for each of them, and two ditto for the Pages of the Backstairs "which are to remain at Hampton Court for Her Majesty's service there" : to an estimate of 31l. Ibid.
The like of a same dated April 21 last by the Earl of Jersey, then Lord Chamberlain, to same for the delivery of five umbrellas for the Treasury Chambers at the Cockpit : to an estimate of 18l. Ibid., p. 295.
The like severally of six warrants of same date to same for the
following details respectively : viz.
5 umbrellas for the Chapel and Ante-room at St. James's : to an estimate of 24l.
mending five pieces of Arras hangings called the "Story of Eneas" and making two of the same depth with the rest and for oiling seven bare hides : to an estimate of 90l.
covering six forms in St. George's Hall with crimson catface with silk fringe : to an estimate of 70l.
two large trunks for her Majesty's Chapel at St. James's : to an estimate of 7l.
a table, box and drawer, 3 stands and a glass of 48 inches : to an estimate of 66l.
cleaning her Majesty's Bedchamber hangings at Windsor and making three pieces of the same depth with the rest : to an estimate of 70l. Ibid.
The like of a same by the Earl of Kent [Lord Chamberlain] dated
May 26 to same for particulars, detailed, for her Majesty's service
in her Withdrawing Room at Windsor viz. 18 square stools and 2
elbow chairs covered with green damask and trimmed with gold
oris lace with covers to them of fine shalloon : 3 window curtains
and valence trimmed suitable to the chairs with silk strings and
tassels to draw them up and plain cornishes to them. Likewise for
crimson damask hangings and 2 window curtains trimmed with
crimson silk lace for her Majesty's Drawing Room at Hampton
Court ; likewise for 4 crimson damask window curtains for 3 windows,
one very large and 2 lesser for her Majesty's Eating Room at Kensington ;
one umbrella more for the Chapel [Royal] at St. James's
and six for the Queen's Little House at Windsor : to an estimate of
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Elizabeth Brawne, widow of Charles Brawne, late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Somerset. Ibid., p. 297.
Same by same to the Postmasters General to pay 2000l. to
Edmund Dummer as imprest towards charges in carrying on the
West India pacquet boats from Nov. 30 last. Money Book XVII,
Money warrant for 250l. to William Borrett for half a year to 1704 Midsummer on his allowance in lieu of all termly and other fees [for his work] in soliciting Crown suits &c. (Money order dated July 4 hereon). Ibid., p. 161. Order Book VI, p. 126. Disposition Book XVII, p. 110.
Same for 1000l. to Bernard Smith in part of 3180l. for organs ut supra p. 286. (Money order dated July 4 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 161. Order Book VI, p. 128. Disposition Book XVII, p. 111.
Dormant warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 10l. per an. to Thomas Jenkins as searcher of Chichester port. Money Book XVII, p. 161.
Same for 20l. per an. to William Snow on his patent fee as Clerk of the Nichels in the Exchequer Court loco Arnold Squibb gent deceased : as from 1703-4 June 13. Ibid., p. 162.
Money order for 6387l. 5s. 5d. to Samuel Smethin, her Majesty's
goldsmith, for three bills of plate delivered into the Jewel Office for
her Majesty's service between 1703 June 25 and 1704 March 25.
Appending : particulars of said plate. (Money order dated July 7 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Sept. 18 hereon). Ibid., p. 162. Order Book VI, p. 154. Disposition Book XVII, p. 140.
Money order for 75l. to William Weket for 1704 June 24 quarter on
his allowance for his attendances and for necessaries for the Treasury
Office : and 5l. to John Farra for same quarter for carrying letters.
Order Book VI, p. 129. Disposition Book XVII, p. 110.
Letter of direction for 400l. to Henry Boyle, Chancellor of the Exchequer, for 1704 Midsummer quarter's salary : out of Civil List moneys.
500l. to William Lowndes for Secret Service : out of same. Disposition Book XVII, p. 111.
Same for 11,948l. to the Navy Treasurer : out of loans on the Land Tax, anno 1704 or on the One Third Additional Subsidy : and is to be paid over to Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of the Marines, for services as follows : viz.
|for two months' subsistence May 24 last to July 24 inst. to the additional men of Holt's Regiment with the recruits and Officers here||1959||6||8|
|the like for Col. Foxe's Regiment including four Companies now on shore, one of which from Turkey||2209|
|the like for Col. Saunderson's Regiment including four Companies on shore||2143||1||4|
|the like for Col. Luttrell's Regiment including two Companies from Turkey||2189||3||2|
|the like for Major General Seymour's Regiment||1605|
|the like for Lord Shannon's Regiment||1842||8||10|
(William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners
to imprest said money accordingly).
Ibid., pp. 111, 113.
Same for 795l. 10s. 0d. to Charles Fox : out of the like loans : and is to be paid over as follows for the service of the 8000 men in Portugal : viz.
|to John Nutin, Paymaster of the Transports, in full of [a bill for] 3600l. drawn on the said Fox by Martin Tucker of Dublin on account of the charge of transporting 1500 recruits from thence to Portugal||600|
|for levy money of 34 men to be raised by Farrington, Temple and Lalo in the room of the like number delivered by them to Mountjoy's and Brudenell's Regiments on their going for Portugal||102||0||0|
|for the clothing delivered with the said men and to be placed to the respective accounts of Mountjoy and Brudenell's Regiments||93||10||0|
Ibid., p. 112.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Sir Salathiel Lovell ("Mr. Recorder's") relating to some abuses in signing certificates for [rewards to] the apprehenders of house breakers and highwaymen. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 403.
Same to Mr. Sweet. The Lord Treasurer is informed that great profit is made by exchange of the money remitted from Holland to Germany or drawn from Germany to Holland [viz.] to the amount of above 30 per cent. About a month ago his lordship directed Mr. Fox to write to you for a particular account thereof, but finds that Mr. Fox has not received it. His lordship expects from you a very exact account of the profit made by the said exchange and that without further delay : and a like account thereof from time to time for the future. Ibid.
Same to Samuel Travers, the Surveyor General of Crown Lands ; Auditor Edward Harley ; Sir John Stanley, Warden of the Mint ; Isaac Newton, Esq., Master Worker of the Mint ; John Ellis, Comptroller of the Mint ; Thomas Hall, Chief Clerk of the Mint and William Clayton one of the Agents for Taxes ; to report on the cravings of John Parkhurst and John Paskall for salary &c. between 27 June 1699 and 19 May 1703 as by the enclosed memorial [missing]. Ibid., p. 404.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a further royal warrant for charging the respits on Col. William Evans' Regiment between 24 Dec. and 24 April last with the sum of 480l. 8s. 0d. for clothing for the men drafted out of his Regiment for Portugal : the said Colonel having represented that the respits on the said Regiment to March 13 last are not sufficient to answer the said sum, see supra p. 298, infra p. 334. Ibid., p. 407.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Baldwin Malet of St. Audries [Watchet] co. Somerset, Receiver General of Taxes for said County, anno 1703, shewing that since Lady day last he delivered 13,000l. to Richard Veale of Exeter merchant, he being reputed the most substantial man in those parts for returning of moneys and having formerly returned several considerable sums [for petitioner into the Exchequer] and had articles and a bond from said Veale and four more substantial persons in 20,000l. but the said Veale has absconded : therefore praying three weeks time to enable him to realise on the effects of said Veale and his sureties. Reference Book VIII, p. 108.
|[?]||Same to John Parkhurst of the petition of Edward Castle praying payment of 54l. 6s. 8d. for stationery ware furnished to the Prize Office by order of said Parkhurst and Mr. Pascall. Ibid.|
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Lord Bophin
shewing that an Act of Parliament [1 Anne St. 2 c 18] passed for
granting the petitioner's estate upon payment of 25,000l. at three
several payments, and upon failure to be vested in the Crown : that
he has paid all but the last, but upon several payments of which
application of Lieut. Gen. Stewart the estate is re-vested in the
Crown by reason of the failure of the last payment : and her
Majesty hath directed that he [petitioner] shall not receive the
rents : therefore praying that said direction may be recalled and
that he may be left to law in respect to the debt owing to Lieut.
Gen. Stewart and Lady Purbeck. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of Samuel Barnardiston and Arthur and Mary Barnardiston, children of Arthur Barnardiston, deceased, shewing that their said father supplied his father-in-law, Sir Richard Lloyd, deceased, with 13,980l. 9s. 8d. [for which] Lloyd assigned divers lands extended by Charles II which were the lands of Alexander Butterworth et al ; but petitioners found the whole estate insufficient to satisfy said debt and attempted the recovery of the possession of the said extended lands but were defeated by reason of some mistake in the patents of demise : therefore praying that said patents may be amended. Reference Book VIII, p. 109.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Francis Smalley, merchant, of London, praying a licence to send a ship to the Canary Islands for bringing thence in [the form of] wines part of his estate, being all his subsistence [substance]. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Atkinson and Mr. Roope of the petition of George Boddington et al, owners of the ship Asia lost in her Majesty's service, praying payment of 3280l. 11s. 4d. due for the hire of said ship. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of Edward Ashe, late Captain in the First Marine Regiment commanded by the Marquess of Carmarthen, praying a recompence for his loss on clothing 60 men that were soon after reduced. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Jo[h]n Harris and Jo[h]n Pyne and Tristram Whitter, merchants of Exeter, shewing that they were informed by the Deputy Collector [of Exeter port] they might by the Act of Navigation import Canary wines from Lisbon to England and did so in the ships Mary, Peace and Sarah : therefore pray a non pros [to the proceedings against said ships]. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Major General Robert Feilding praying that the Exchequer Court in Ireland may adjust and ascertain what remains unpaid of a debt of 25,500l. owing to Lady Purbeck from the estate of Lord Clanrickarde and to apportion same on Lord Bophin's lands vested in the Crown and that the said Court may grant petitioner a custodiam of the said lands. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditors of Imprests to
demand and take allowances or rewards as follows on passing
accounts and not otherwise either for themselves, their deputies,
clerks or substitutes for their labour, pains and expenses in stating,
examining, making, engrossing or preparing the respective
Prefixing : report to the Lord Treasurer by Henry Boyle, Chancellor of the Exchequer and William Lowndes, Secretary to the Treasury, concerning the nature of the several annual accompts taken [audited] by the two Auditors of Imprests and of the rewards to be allowed them (over and above their patent salaries) for the labour and pains of them and their clerks therein : said report setting out the schedule of said rewards or allowances under the head of each class of declared account in detail viz., Navy, Forces, Ordnance, Revenue accompts and casual accompts &c. as follows :
Navy : 12l. 10s. 0d. for each 100,000l.
Victualling : ditto.
Sick and Wounded and prisoners at War : 25l. for every 100,000l.
Transports : ditto.
Prizes : 50l. for Cash account ; 50l. for General account.
Forces : 10s. for every Troop and Company.
Chelsea Hospital : 40l.
Commissary of Provisions : 25l. for every 100,000l.
Ordnance : 240l.
Wardrobe : 51l. 6s. 8d.
Robes : 10l.
Chamber : 53l. 6s. 8d.
Works : 60l.
Lottery Pensions : 100l.
Malt Tickets : 25l. for every 100,000l.
Solicitors of the Treasury : 30l.
Exchequer Bills : 10s. for every 1000l.
Master of the Mint : 44l.
Warden of the Mint : 40l.
Post Office : 200l.
Wine Licences : 50l.
Hackney Coaches : 15l.
Pedlars : 20l.
Salt Duties : 25l. for Cash account and 25l. for General account.
Stamp Duties : ditto.
Customs : Cash account, 210l.
Customs : General account, 300l.
Coinage Duty : 10l. Cash account and 10l. General account.
Tobacco : 25l. for Cash and 25l. for General.
Wines and Vinegar : ditto.
East India goods, linens, silks, &c. : ditto.
Additional Impositions : ditto.
New Subsidy : ditto.
One Third Subsidy and Poundage on Prize Wines ; 20l. for Cash account, and 20l. for General account.
Coals : Cash account, 25l.
" General account, 25l.
Duty on Cynders, 5l.
Four and a Half per cent Duty : 20l. for Cash account : 20l. for General account.
Plantation Duties : 5l. for Cash account ; 5l. for General account.
Coffee, tea, &c. : 5l. whether Cash or General account.
Additional Imposition on East India goods : 10l. whether Cash or General account.
Scotch linen and whale fins : 5l. whether Cash or General account.
French Duties : 10l. whether Cash or General.
French Tonnage : 5l. whether Cash or General.
Paper Duty : 5l. whether Cash or General.
|several casual accounts :|
|Mr. Crawly, salvage money||10|
|Lord Edward Russell [Treasurer of the Chamber] (for two years)||50|
|charge of Irish prisoners||5|
|Mr. Addison's account of oats provided for the army sent into Ireland||5|
|Col. Venner's account of the Hospital in Ireland||10|
|Mr. Herne's account for cancelling Exchequer Bills||5|
|Mr. Ryley's account for 2 years of works done in several parks and forests||10|
|accompts of the 5 country Mints for 2 years||200|
|accompt of the 5 Commissioners for coining ten farthings : for eighteen months||10|
|accompts of the Commissioners for tobacco pipes, glass and earthenweares for — years||30|
Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII., pp. 284-290.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to John Parkhurst to allow in account to Peter Jennings, Agent for Prizes in America from 19 Nov. 1696 to January 1697-8, the charges expended by him in that service in registering his commission amounting to 67l. 5s. 0d. and 3 per cent. on his receipts which amounted but to 181l. 2s. 0d. But as to the 100l. craved by him for his voyage, pains and agency you certify that it was never the custom of the Commissioners of Prizes to give allowances to any agents in foreign parts by way of yearly salary but only a quantum meruit for the service they performed, which was usually 2½ per cent. on the money they received for prizes : but in regard the petitioner was at great trouble in putting matters into a method, settling correspondences and acquainting himself with the ways and ports of the country and had no sooner so done than he was superseded and thereby deprived of the advantage he might have expected therefore he may be allowed his charges in the service and also 3 per cent. or something more than the common recompence. Ibid., p. 293.
Money order for 5l. to John Broadhurst for 1704 June 24 quarter
as porter at the Exchequer Gate. Order Book VI, p. 133.
Letter of direction for 6000l. to Francis Godolphin, Cofferer of the Household : out of Civil List moneys : upon account in part of what is due to the servants of the Household for 1704 June 24 quarter. Disposition Book XVII, p. 114.
William Lowndes to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant to authorise Charles Fox to pay 600l. [sic? for 3600l. see infra] to John Nutin as imprest towards the charge of 1500 recruits from Ireland to Portugal : as part of the charge of the 8000 men in Portugal. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 404.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports to assign the sum of 3600l. for payment for a bill of exchange drawn on said Fox by Mr. Martin Tucker of Dublin "who is to account with you for the whole charge of transporting the said recruits." [This letter speaks of the sum as 3600l. see supra]. Ibid., p. 406.
Treasurer Godolphin to the sheriff of co. Northampton to give notice to all collectors [of taxes] of the revocation of Mr. Benjamin Matthews' commission as Receiver General for cos. Northampton and Rutland, he having received a considerable sum of public money and not answered or paid same into the Exchequer. (The like letter to the sheriff of Rutland). Ibid., p. 405.
Treasury reference to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of Richard Crawley, Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites of the Admiralty, praying allowance for disbursements for fees &c. in his account to March 25 last. Reference Book VIII, p. 110.
Same to Mr. Borrett of the petition of William Clements, Doctor of Laws, for [a grant of] the estate and effects of John Lewis who lately died intestate, he being the nearest relation. Ibid., p. 111.
Same to Mr. Travers [Surveyor General of Crown Lands] of the petition of John Hoskyn and Henry Chubb praying payment of 83l. expended in recovering the Crown's title to a parcel of land in the manor of Bucklawren : further praying a fresh term in a tenement in the village of Bucklawren to the petitioner Hoskyn. Ibid., p. 112.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Surveyor General of
Crown Lands for a particular of a tenement in the manor of Carnedon
Prior called New Land and Clenacombe in order to a new lease
thereof to Edward Trelawney ; and likewise for a tenement in Upton
as in trust for Tobias Jones.
Prefixing : report by said Surveyor General on said Trelawney's petition for same. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 294.
Money warrant for 25l. to Lyme Regis Corporation for a quarter
to 1703 June 24 for the repair of Cobb Pier.
25l. to the heirs of Col. Fairfax for same quarter on their perpetuity.
Money Book XVII, pp. 22, 76.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer gives leave to Peregrine Bertie, one of the five undersearchers of London port, to go into the country for a month upon extraordinary occasions. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 405.
Royal warrant dated from St. James's to the Duke of Ormonde for clearing to the day of their embarcation the Regiments of Col. Henry Cunningham (when completed to six Troops) and Henry, Earl of Donegal (when completed to 13 Companies) in order to their transport forthwith from Ireland to Portugal. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 324.
Money order for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Fox for 1704 June 24
quarter for keeping the several Registers of Loans in the Office of
the Auditor of the Receipt. Order Book VI, p. 133.
Same for 125l. to Sir Joseph Jekyll for 1704 Trinity term as Chief Justice of Chester :
50l. to Sir Salathiell Lovell for same as Second Justice of Denbigh, Flint and Montgomery and 50l. as Second Justice of Chester : for same time :
75l. to Philip Neave as Chief Justice of Pembroke, Carmarthen and Cardigan [: for same time] :
75l. to Thomas Webb as second Justice of same : for same time :
75l. to William Banastre as Chief Justice of Glamorgan, Brecon and Radnor : for same time :
75l. to Charles Cox as second Justice of same : for same time :
75l. to William Peisley as Chief Justice of Merioneth, Carnarvon and Anglesea [: for same time] :
75l. to Marmaduke Gwynn, for same as second Justice of same : for same time. Order Book VI, pp. 134, 188. Disposition Book XVII, p. 115.
|William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to give orders to their officers at Portsmouth to visit the Earl of Galway's goods in order to their transport to Portugal whither he is going to command her Majesty's Forces. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 405.|
Royal warrant dated Windsor to Charles Fox to charge the respits
on the Regiment of Col. William Evans between 1703 Dec. 25 and
April 24 last with the payment of the sum of 479l. 18s. 2d. for clothing
his drafts for Portugal : the said respits up to March 13 last (under
the royal warrant of March 27 last supra p. 293) being insufficient
to meet said sum. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 305.
Money order for 644l. 14s. 0d. to the officers and clerks of the Tally Court for tallies of loan and other tallies levied and stricken by them without fees for the service of the Crown from Michaelmas 1703 to Easter 1704, being 3625 tallies of loan on the Land Tax, Malt &c. and 2822 tallies for annuities. (Money order dated July 10 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 167. Order Book VI, p. 132.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Salt Commissioners to repay to officers of the Salt Duty of not more than 100l. per an. salary the assessments on their salaries to the present Aid [2-3 Anne c. 1.]. Money Book XVII, p. 167.
Letter of direction for 3000l. to the 12 Judges of England for last Trinity term : and 275l. to the 11 Masters in Chancery for 1704 June 24 quarter. Disposition Book XVII, p. 115.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing the observations [missing] of Mr. Middleton upon the Statutes relating to the [measure of the] wine gallon at Guildhall and dimensions of casks. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 406.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant to authorise Charles Fox to pay 2000l. to the Earl of Galway, Commander in Chief of her Majesty's Forces in Portugal, for providing equipage in Portugal to enable him to take the field. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Howe to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Walter Stewart and James Campbell merchants praying repayment of what they advanced for the pay and subsistence of two Companies of Foot in New England under Capt. Larrimore and Capt. Walton. Ibid., p. 407.
Same to the Agents for Taxes enclosing a letter [missing] from Mr. Holbech complaining of delays in the prosecution of frauds discovered by him. You are to prosecute same with all diligence. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works. It is the Queen's pleasure that the greenhouse at Kensington be made according to Mr. Vanbrugh's alteration of the draft. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Borrett to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Secretary Hedges recommending (for some small allowance for his subsistence) Robert Clare who discovered the printer of the libel called 'Legion' as also the person who brought the same to the press. (fn. 1) Ibid., p. 408.
Same to Capt. Jones to give Mr. Gower, late keeper of Ludlow Castle, a reasonable time for removing his family and effects from thence. Ibid.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] and the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army enclosing the joint report [missing] of Sir Joseph Tredenham and Mr. Blathwaite relating to the Regiments under Lord Donegal, Lord Charlemont, Lieut. Gen. Erle and Col. Hamilton which were lately employed in the West Indies. Please make a state of what is due to the said Regiments on the 24th Dec. 1703. Ibid.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer directed that Mr. Johns and Mr. Robins should be equally concerned in the Stamp Duties for all Devonshire. But Johns is confined only to a share with Robins in the city of Exeter. Why have you not complied with my Lord's order? Ibid., p. 409.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners of Prizes for an account of the Vigo booty and the disposal thereof. Why has the same not yet been finished? Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 409.
Same to Mr. St. John to prepare a royal warrant for pay of two chirurgeons at 10s. a day each and four mates at 5s. a day each for the service of the Hospital in Portugal ; upon the proposal of the Earl of Galway. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. What has obstructed the perfecting of Anthony Sturt's accounts as late Cashier of the Victualling? Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to advise as the amount of composition which Samuel Rickards may be admitted to on the debt on Edward Parsons' Customs bonds for tobacco, for which Rickards was surety. Ibid, p. 410.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to report on the enclosed petition and bills [missing] of John Hisenbuttle, joiner, and Josiah Kay locksmith, praying payment of 137l. 10s. 0d. for making 27 presses for the books of the Cotton Library. Ibid., p. 414.
Same to Mr. St. John to prepare a royal warrant to authorise Charles Fox to pay 5000l. for buying 1000 horses in Ireland to be sent to Portugal. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 22.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to establish David Westrop (formerly waiter and searcher at Bridlington in Hull port) as waiter and searcher at Whitby loco Peter Warner transferred to Bridlington and since dismissed.
William Crouch (for many years employed as Inspector of the River of Thames with an allowance of 60l. per an. and a pair of oars at the like allowance payable by incidents) to be put on the establishment of the port of London as the other Inspector is and his pay by incidents to cease.
William Ogle a tidesman in the Inferior List, London port, and William Leach a tidesman in the port of Chester to change places. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 321.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Arthur North, of London, merchant, shewing that he has in six years past paid near 40,000l. for Duties on tobacco and 5000l. [for] a debt of his father's deceased (not having effects sufficient) which latter he was not obliged to pay : that he is now indebted at the Custom House in 2300l. which he is incapacitated to pay at present : therefore praying time for payment upon giving unquestionable security. Reference Book VIII, p. 110.
Same to same of the petition of Richard Butler praying payment of 95l. 10s. 0d. for salary due to his late father as Customer of Boston port and 43l. 8s. 6d. which his said father paid in 1690 and 1691 to the Deputy Lieutenants for impressing seamen. Ibid.
Same to Edward Wilcox of the petition of Charles, Duke of Bolton, Warden of New Forest co. Southants., for repair of the Decoy Pond in said forest which is in danger of being totally destroyed. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Borrett of the petition of William Farn to be admitted to purchase the extended estate of Edward Whitaker which he discovered for the Crown at great expense to himself. Ibid.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Capt. Robert Gardner praying that six months' subsistence to Dec. 24 next may be ordered for the Regiments of Handasyde and Livesay in Jamaica. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Drake, constable of Milton Abbot co. Devon, shewing that on the 19th March 1701-2 he arrested John Jordan, an Excise officer, for being disorderly but the Justice of Peace being ill and unable to act the next day let him go and Jordan prosecuted petitioner for false imprisonment, wherein petitioner has spent 60l. : therefore praying that said sum may be repaid him by Jordan. Ibid., p. 111.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin dated Windsor Castle to the Earl of Ranelagh to take care (in paying the arrears due to the out pensioners of Chelsea Hospital under Wm. III) that no creditors of the said out pensioners receive above two thirds of the arrears due : and where there is two thirds or more due to several creditors who have assignments that they be paid proportionably out of the said two thirds : and that the [remaining one third] balance be paid to the hands of the said pensioners or their executors. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 293.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for a constat of the forfeited estate of [the Jacobite tallow chandler] Horton executed [in 1697] for counterfeiting the coin. [See Luttrell, iv, 292, 296]. Ibid., p. 295.
Same by same to Auditor Brook Bridges to make up for declaration
Richard Crawley's account of Salvage money and other Perquisites
of Admiralty 1703 March 25 to 1704 March 25.
Prefixing : abstract of said account : total charge 3831l. 17s. 3d. ; total discharge 3636l. 18s. 9½d. including 207l. 7s. 6d. paid to Sir Paul Ricaut's executors for expenses in condemning East India goods ; 688l. 6s. 0½d. to Sir Thomas Hardy for Salvage money for retaking the Jufrow Helena from the enemy ; 1000l. paid to John Dodd, Receiver General of the Rights and Perquisites of the Admiralty ; 1495l. 12s. 3d. paid into the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 308.
Same by same to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes to depute
Edward Perrie as Agent for Prizes at Antigua and Montserrat loco
Jeffrey Duncomb who refuses to give security. Ibid., pp. 367, 370.
Same by same to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland, to permit her Majesty's ship of war appointed for the service of the kingdom of Ireland to take on board from time to time their own provisions without paying any Duties for the same : it being represented on behalf of the Captains of said ships that the insisting upon said Duties will discourage the consumption of provisions there. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 323.