Warrant Book: September 1704, 1-15

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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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September 1704, 1-15

Sept. 2. Money order for 455l. to the Duke of Buckingham and Normanby for last Lady day quarter's diet allowance and fee as Keeper of the Privy Seal. Order Book VI, p. 152.
Sept. 5. Money warrant for 1500l. to the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners for 1704 June 24 quarter's wages and board wages to the said Board. Money Book XVII, p. 210. Disposition Book XVII, p. 142.
William Lowndes to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to attend the Lord Treasurer on Friday next about several of your memorials and to give notice to the Regimental Agents that have not brought in the state of their offreckonings to Feb. 24 last, to attend at the same time. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 430.
Treasurer reference to the Postmasters General of the petition of Thomas Marr shewing that by marriage with the widow of Moses Hackett, late deputy Postmaster of Chelmsford in Essex, he became debtor to the Crown above 200l. which was contracted in said Hackett's time and on the death of petitioner's wife an extent was executed on his goods which were not sufficient to satisfy the debt : therefore praying in regard of his numerous family that the remainder may be discharged. Reference Book VIII, p. 116.
Sept. 6. Letter of direction for 100l. to Lord Edward Russell on the order in his name for 20,000l. for the arrears due to the servants of the late King William III. Disposition Book XVII, p. 130.
Same for 124,703l. 4s. 6¼d. to Charles Fox : out of contributions for Annuities : to be for services as follows :
£ s. d.
on the order for alliances with the Duke of Savoy, being for 106,6662/3 Crowns of 82 sols each, money of Piedmont, remitted by Sir Theodore Janssen et al. at 56d. ¼ 1/8 English money per Crown and is to carry on the monthly payment to the said Duke to 3 Dec. next 25055 11
on the order for 176,481l. 11s. 0d. for 8000 men in Portugal
for six months' clearings from 1703 Dec. 24 to 1704 June 24, the muster rolls for that time being come over (except for the Regiment of Stuart and Stanhope which are computed but to 24 April 1704) 18844 0 2
in part of 20,864l. for 60 days' subsistence to these Forces from 24 Oct. next to 23 Dec. next ; and of 1760l. for the General and Staff Officers' pay for the same time ; and of 1000l. for Contingencies 16134 2
on the order for 178,180l. 11s. 0d. for the Additional 10,000 men
for 60 days' subsistence for the same time for the four English Regiments part of said 10,000 men 7157 10 0
for 60 days' full pay of the Foreign Forces for same time 15256 3 5
on the order for 884,072l. 2s. 6d. for the 40,000 men
in part of 114,606l. 10s. 5d. for 60 days' subsistence for the same time to the Subject Troops and full pay of the Foreign Forces composing said 40,000 men : (the residue of said 114,606l. 10s. 5d. being to be paid by Mr. Fox out of money to be borrowed on the Land Tax tallies in his hands) 42255 17
£124703 4
Disposition Book XVII, p. 131.
William Lowndes [to Charles Fox] to take up at 4½ per cent. interest the sum of 72,350l. 13s. 2¾d. from any person on the credit of the tallies and orders registered on this year's Land Tax which were put into your hands for the service of the 40,000 men acting with the Allies : and is to be in part of the sum of 114,606l. 10s. 5d. for 60 days' subsistence to said 40,000 men as above. Ibid., p. 132.
[? Sept. 6]. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Customs Commissioners for an account of all arrears standing out on the Customs at 1701-2 March 8. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 429.
Sept. 6. Treasurer Godolphin to the Duke of Northumberland. It is the Queen's pleasure that the warren at Swinley Rails in Windsor Forest should be destroyed and the burrows trenched and the ground made level and fit and safe for her Majesty's hunting and that same shall be stocked with hares for that purpose and she has directed Mr. William Lowen to perform this service. Please give the necessary orders herein. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners of Transports to assign 3600l. to Mr. Martin Tucker on account of the charge of transporting recruits from Ireland to Portugal ut supra p. 330. Ibid., p. 406.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wrenn of the petition of John Pelham, Deputy Clerk of the Pells, setting forth the danger to the records in his office if Sir Humphrey Edwin be permitted to build against it. Reference Book VIII, p. 116.
Sept. 8. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to pay 147l. 4s. 0d. to Robert Driver, shipwright, for his charges in discovering above 5000l. worth of timber belonging to the Queen in Rockingham Forest, besides many thousands of young trees [there] which will be serviceable hereafter. Money Book XVII, p. 210b.
Money warrant for 200l. to William Borrett as imprest for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated Sept. 8 hereon). Ibid., p. 210b. Order Book VI, p. 152. Disposition Book XVII, p. 133.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to innovate a lost order [of loan] for 200l., on the Duties on Coals and Culme, being No. 726 in the name of William Rawley. Order Book VI, p. 120.
Letter of direction for 2787l. 5s. 11d. to Charles Bertie for the land service of the Ordnance : to be issued out of the like sum which will be paid in by said Bertie as the balance of his last account as Treasurer of the Ordnance. Disposition Book XVII, p. 131.
Same for 150l. to the Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : and is to defray the charge of making presses, drawers and shelves for the Records in Cæsar's Chapel in the Tower, and to be paid to such person as Sir Christopher Wren shall appoint. Ibid., p. 132.
Same for 1400l. to the Navy Treasurer : out of loans on the one third Tonnage and Poundage and Additional Duties on Prize Wines : and is to be paid over to Richard Povey, Treasurer for Sick and Wounded, to be by him applied to the subsistence of the prisoners at war in money for one month from Sept. 1 inst. : three fifths thereof to be charged to the head of Wages and two fifths to the head of Victualling. (William Lowndes dated Sept. 8 to the Navy Commissioners to so apply same). Ibid., pp. 132, 133.
Same for 2413l. 6s. 4½d. to Samuel Edwin, Usher of the Receipt, in satisfaction of several unsatisfied orders for necessaries delivered by him to the several offices in the Exchequer viz. to the new Offices (the Million Lottery Office, the Malt Lottery Office and the Exchequer Bill Office) between Michaelmas 1702 and Lady day 1704, and to the old offices in Easter, Trinity, Michaelmas and Hilary terms 1703.
Appending : schedule of said unpaid orders being 102l. 19s. 0¼d. unpaid on the order dated 6 Oct. 1703 ; and 86l. 7s. 7½d. unpaid on the order dated 27 Jan. 1703-4 and 270l. 18s. 2¾d. on the order dated 14 Aug. 1704 : there being a dormant warrant for payment of the same out of the arrears of any taxes or revenues clear of any appropriations [but payment not having taken place thereunder by reason of such arrears not coming in]. Ibid., p. 134.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners of Transports. The Lord Treasurer has directed 3600l. to be paid by Charles Fox [Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad] to Mr. Nuttin, Receiver and Paymaster of the Transport service, towards the transport of Forces from Ireland to Portugal ut supra p. 348. Please assign same for payment of a bill drawn on Charles Fox for that value by Mr. Martin Tucker of Dublin "who is to account with you for the whole charge of transporting the said Forces." Ibid.
Letter of direction for 2582l. 1s. 9d. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on the One Third Additional Tonnage and Poundage and Duty on Prize Wines [2—3 Anne c. 18] : and is to be paid over to the Governors of the Chest at Chatham to enable them to pay the poor cripples to Lady day 1704. Ibid., p. 135.
Same for 22,500l. to Charles Fox : out of Contributions for Annuities : as in part of 150,000l. for the charge of 13,000 men to be maintained by the Crown of Portugal : and is to be applied to the payment of 75,000 milreis on account of that service at the exchange rate of 6s. per milrei. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 3000l. to Charles Fox : out of Contributions for annuities : as in part of 176,481l. 1s. 0d. for 8000 men acting with the Forces of Portugal : and is to be for pay of the said Forces. Disposition Book XVII, p. 135.
William Lowndes to Sir Christopher Wrenn. The Lord Treasurer has read your report about the method of digesting the records lying in Cæsar's Chapel in the Tower and notices that there is a building lying contiguous to two rooms, wherein it is proposed to erect presses for receiving the records, which hath lately been on fire and with much difficulty extinguished. Please take care that the said building be immediately taken down and totally demolished, as well for the security of the records as of the Tower itself. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 429.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to report on the enclosed accounts [missing] of the late Earl of Bellomont and Capt. Nanfan of moneys received by them for the four Companies at New York during their respective governments, and papers relating thereto ; also on the enclosed memorial [missing] from Mr. Champante, agent to the said Mr. Nanfan, complaining of the hardships the said Nanfan lies under by being detained at New York. Ibid., pp. 430, 431.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Wallis et al setting forth that about 5500l. remains due to them for clothing furnished in the late reign to Chelsea Hospital and to the four Companies of Invalids quartered at Windsor, Chester, Tynemouth and Hampton Court [and praying payment thereof]. Ibid., p. 430.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to make out a perfect bill to discharge the imprest bill of 500l. imprested to Sir Henry Ashhurst by the Treasurer of the Navy in 1696 towards the charge of sending two persons from hence to New England (pursuant to an order of the late King in Council) to act with two others appointed by William III in the providing and importing from thence several species of naval stores : the said Ashhurst representing that they performed the said duty by going to New England and collecting several specimens of stores which were sent hither and that they were at great expense therein, exceeding the said 500l. and took up money on his [Ashhurst's] account : and therefore prays to be discharged of the said imprest. Ibid., p. 431.
Same to Mr. Parkhurst to satisfy out of arrears of prizes, with preference to any other claims, the demands of the widow of Mr. Seaborne Buckeridge, Accomptant General to the late Prize Office, to wit for the 213l. 7s. 9d. remaining due upon the balance of her husband's accompt. Ibid., p. 432.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to report on the enclosed letter from the Duke of Ormonde and also from the Lords Justices of Ireland about preventing Sir Richard Temple from diverting his English offreckonings to any other payment till Mr. Kane be satisfied for the clothes provided by him for said [Temple's] Regiment when in Ireland. Ibid.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare two distinct warrants instead of the single warrant as by my letter of Aug. 7 last supra p. 328 concerning Abington's and Aldcroft's half-pay ; the one for the Earl of Ranelagh to pay their half-pay from 1701 Xmas to 1702 Xmas ; the other to establish same from 1702 Xmas during pleasure. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to make out a Navy bill for allowing 67l. 10s. 0d. in the final account of the Earl of Orford, late Treasurer of the Navy, same having been paid for brokerage of the several sums procured on tallies levied for the Navy : as is represented by George Dodington, Cashier to said Treasurer. Ibid., p. 433.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Theophilus Boosey as a boatman at Burnham in Colchester port loco Robert Meatham dismissed.
Thomas Sikes (an extraordinary boatman at Portsmouth) as a boatman in fee ibid. loco Tobias Drake dismissed.
Edward Hardwick as a tidesman in Bideford port loco William Howell lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 324.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Earl of Abercorn on behalf of himself and Elizabeth his wife and their eight younger children relating to the grant made by Charles II for erecting lighthouses in Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 331.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Scorer in trust for John Glegg, son of Edward Glegg, of premises ut supra p. 255 to wit the Hundred of Wirral co. Chester.
Prefixing : particular and memorandum of the premises made out by William Soley, deputy to auditor Henry Shales : and ratal thereof by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by : undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 331-2, 372.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against John, bishop of Chichester, on his First Fruits, he being at present not able to pay same owing to the smallness of his revenue. Ibid., p. 332.
Same by same to same for a commission to Walter Jefferys to be Receiver [sede vacante] to the Queen's use of the Temporalities of the bishopric of St. David's in like terms as formerly issued to Robert Lucy, which former commission is hereby to be determined. Ibid., p. 343.
Commission by Treasurer Southampton to George Dixon to be Receiver General for co. Somerset and the city of Bristol of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages : as from 1704 March 25.
John Cowper the like for cos. Northampton and Rutland : as from same date. (Warrant dated Sept. 8 by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities detailed of said Cowper). Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, pp. 38, 41.
Sept. 9. Letter of direction for 1500l. to the Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : and is to be paid over to Henry Wise to enable him to go on with several new works which the Queen has ordered to be done at Kensington and St. James's Park to an estimate of 3318l. 12s. 3d. Disposition Book XVII, p. 135.
Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of the Works of the petition of Richard Stacey, bricklayer, shewing that he has expended 800l. towards the building a greenhouse at Kensington, the whole charge of the bricklayers' work thereof being 1560l. : therefore praying a payment upon account. Reference Book VIII, p. 116.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint of the petition of Gabriell Le Clerc shewing that he is by patent engraver in ordinary of stamps for medals to their Highnesses of Celle and Hanover and is able to engrave punsheons and dies for stamping all sorts of coins : therefore praying to be appointed Engraver to the Mint loco Capt. Harris lately deceased. Ibid., p. 117.
Sept. 12. Royal warrant dated Windsor to John Howe [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons] to pay Charles Abington and Thomas Aldcroft the [half pay] allowance of 5s. a day each from 1702 Dec. 25 as Deputy Commissaries of Musters. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 317.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to distribute and apply to Deficient Funds as follows the sum of 144,309l. 3s. 6½d. representing the income between Aug. 15 last and Sept. 12 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows : viz. 7664l. 15s. 10d. from Windows ; 5668l. 1s. 0½d. from Additional Impositions ; 2479l. 1s. 8½d. from New Duty on Paper Continued ; 89,491l. 7s. 2d. from New Customs ; 3260l. 10s. 10d. from Marriages ; 35,741l. 4s. 4½d. from Continued Impositions ; 4l. 2s. 7d. from Additional Salt Arrears : the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows : viz.
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 12th Sept., 1704. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 33814 13 1647 13
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 184498 9 3 12067 7 4
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 396199 10 0 27166 16
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 58655 13 4 2644 11 4
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 87467 9 5 6322 17 0
Salt, Glass &c. 1711500 0 0 378029 5 50698 17 3
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0 34315 0 4739 11 11¼
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 241142 3 9 13187 5 1
Vellum and Parchment 224114 7 131706 17 6638 16
Marriages 648000 0 0 267283 11 9 19195 7 3
4871611 8 0 1813122 14 11 144309 3
Money Book XVII, p. 214.
William Lowndes to the Board of Greencloth for an account of the particulars of the debt due to the Household in the late King's reign. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 432.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners to employ Rice Williams as a stamper, he being recommended as a volunteer by sea and land in the late reign, particularly at Beachy fight and the seige of Cork where he lost his leg. Ibid., p. 433.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Taylor merchant shewing that he is employed by the Navy Commissioners to supply the Yards with masts (by contract) from Piscataqua in New England ; and that the Governor of that place demands of the master of petitioner's mast ships a Duty because the ships are not owned by one who lives there though built in that country : therefore praying that no other Duty be taken than is payable for vessels built in that country and owned by the inhabitants. Reference Book VIII, p. 117.
Sept. 13. Warrant under the royal sign manual dated Windsor Castle constituting and appointing Henry Wise to act as Deputy Ranger of St. James's Park and to have the care, charge and keeping of the islands, ponds and canal and of the fish and fowl therein, lately in the custody of Anthony Rowe Esq. deceased : and to have the care and inspection of all works to be done there and the oversight of the underkeepers, gatekeepers &c. and to provide hay for the deer : but this warrant is not to lessen or prejudice the office of Keeper of the Mall in the said park granted to Visct. Fitz Hardinge : the Queen having thought fit to reserve to herself the custody or Rangership of the [said] Park adjoining the royal palaces of Whitehall and St. James's. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 313.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a discharge to Edward Visct. Preston and Charles, Earl of Carlisle, Sir George Fletcher and Thomas Bendlows from the arrear of rent amounting to 2000l. due on the lease granted by Wm. and Mary 1693-4 March 5 to said Earl, Fletcher and Bendlows of the manor of Arthuret and Randallington and the capital messuage called Netherby Hall in co. Cumberland and the manor of Nunnington and the capital messuage called Nunnington Hall and the town and grange of Stonegrave in co. Yorks, all part of the forfeited estate of Richard, late Visct. Preston, at the rents of 500l. and 300l. respectively ; the said grant being merely in trust for the family of said Visct. Preston and the said arrear representing the rent due on said lease up to the death of Richard, Visct. Preston (who died some time after Michaelmas 1695) ; his said son (who upon his father's decease took the said manors and premises by virtue of some limitation and settlement to him thereof made) considering himself bound in honour to make good to the tenants the rents which they have doubly paid and has therefore prayed a discharge of the said 2000l. ; which the Queen is pleased to condescend unto. Ibid., pp. 314-6.
Royal sign manual for 5000l. to William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works within Windsor Castle : upon account for the service of said Works. (Money order dated Sept. 28 hereon). Ibid., p. 317. Order Book VI, p. 158.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet, for a privy seal for 65l. per an. to George Churchill, Deputy Ranger of Windsor Little Park, for two underkeepers and the charge of making hay, killing of moles &c., in said Park (the Rangership or Custody whereof was granted by a great seal of 1702 Sept. 30 to Anthony Guidol and John Coggs) : to be payable as from 1702 June 24. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 324, 326-7.
Treasury reference to Mr. Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South] of the petition of the underkeepers of Hyde Park praying payment of 230l. 8s. 0d. for watering Hyde Park, anno 1704. Reference Book VIII, p. 116.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of Francis Robartes as one of the four Tellers of the Exchequer.
Prefixing : petition by said Robartes and report by R. Barker, Deputy Queen's Remembrancer, on the sufficiency of said securities. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 333.
Same by same to the Chief Baron of the Exchequer to swear said Robartes into said office. Ibid.
Sept. 14. Money warrant for 1300l. to the Duke of Marlborough for 13 weeks to June 24 last on his ordinary as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General.
455l. to George Stepney for same as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany.
250l. to Sir Lambert Blackwell for one quarter Jan. 23 last to April 23 last as same to the Great Duke of Tuscany.
455l. to Richard Hill for last June 24 quarter as same to the Duke of Savoy.
65l. to Gaspard Perrinet Darzeliers for half a year to June 24 last on his allowance as her Majesty's Resident at Geneva.
455l. to Paul Methuen for June 24 quarter as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal.
455l. to Edmund Poley for same time as same to the Elector and Dukes of Brunswick and Luneburg.
728l. to Alexander Stanhope whereof 455l. for same time as same to the States General and the remaining 273l. for same time on his allowance of 3l. a day as Plenipotentiary.
455l. to Lord Raby for same time as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Prussia.
455l. to Dr. John Robinson for same time as same to the King of Sweden.
455l. to James Vernon junr. for same time as same to the King of Denmark.
150l. to Robert Cole for one quarter Feb. 10 last to May 10 last on his allowance or salary as Agent and Consul at Algiers.
182l. to Henry Davenant for June 24 quarter's ordinary as Secretary at Frankfort.
455l. to William Aglionby for same as Envoy Extraordinary to the Swiss Cantons.
273l. to John Wych for same as Resident with the Hanse Towns.
910l. to John Methuen for same as Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of Portugal.
95l. to Benjamin Lodington for one quarter March 29 last to June 29 last on his salary or allowance as Agent and Consul General at Tripoly.
(Money orders dated Sept. 14 hereon). Money Book XVII, pp. 212-3. Order Book VI, pp. 153-4. Disposition Book XVII, p. 137.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners for a list of the moneys advanced by any Collectors of Customs to Deputy Lieutenants for impressing men for the Navy and which remain yet undischarged. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 431.
Same to Mr. How [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons], Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Col. Rivers relating to the demands of his Regiment for their service 1702-3 Feb. 25 to 1703 Dec. 25. Ibid., p. 433.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition of Margaret Collingwood, widow of Major Robert Collingwood, praying payment of 175l. 13s. 1d. for arrears due to her said husband. Ibid., p. 434.
Treasury reference to the Queen's Remembrancer of the petition of Walter Jefferys of co. Brecon proposing his securities as Receiver [sede vacante] of the Temporalities of the bishopric of St. Davids. Reference Book VIII, p. 116.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the custody of Bagshot Park and of the lodge, laundry, coney warren and other things usually enjoyed by the Ranger or Keeper thereof with the office of Ranger or Keeper : in order to a lease thereof to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh.
Prefixing : report by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands on said Earl's petition for same. The premises were granted to James Grahme 1687 Dec. 5 ; Grahme assigned in 1699 March 29 to Sir Edward Seymour, who in 1699 Nov. 21 assigned to said Earl. According to the Parliamentary Survey in 1650 the premises contain 458 acres worth about 100l. per an. At the time of the above assignments the same was worth 270l. a year. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 334.
[? Sept. 15]. Same by same to the Receipt to allow interest at the rate of 4½ per cent. on orders as follows on the Seventh 4s. Aid, anno 1704, being drawn in the name of Charles Fox [for the service of the Forces abroad] and by him assigned [for discounting or in payment] as follows : viz.
4 orders for 500l. each assigned 11 Sept. to Charles Godolphin.
8 orders for in all 10,000l. assigned 15 Sept. to Thomas Payne gent.
5 orders for 1000l. each assigned 15 Sept. to Sir Henry Furnese.
2 orders for in all 600l. assigned 12 Sept. to Ann Trelawney, spinster.
2 orders for in all 800l. assigned 12 Sept. to Edward Nicholas.
1 order for 1000l. assigned 11 Sept. to Francis Aston Esq.
1 order for 300l. assigned 12 Sept. to Robert Nun.
1 order for 200l. assigned 11 Sept. to Samuell Lynn.
1 order for 200l. assigned 12 Sept. to Henry Shribell.
Order Book VI, p. 155.
Sept. 15. William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Benjamin Gascoyne, corn factor, praying payment of 238l. 13s. 4d. due to him on a royal warrant as assignee of Thomas Merrett, Purveyor to the Horse Guards. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 435.