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Warrant Book: February 1705, 1-10

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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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February 1705, 1-10

Feb. l, 2, 3, 5, 8. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Mathew Seyes (Surveyor of Milford port) as Collector of Swansea loco Alexander Trotter resigned.
Nicho. Richards as a tidesman and boatman at Penryn loco George Treluddra deceased.
William Hughs as surveyor, waiter and searcher at Milford port loco Mathew Seyes preferred to be Collector of Swansea.
William Golbraith as waiter and searcher at Wooller in Berwick port loco George Ord deceased.
John Noncollins as tidesman at Padstow loco Thomas Easterbrook dismissed for fraud.
Wibart Selly as a tidesman at Liverpool loco Edward Starkey preferred.
Jeffery Roby as Collector at Pocomoke River in Maryland loco David Kenedy who has quitted that service.
Edward Starkey as landwaiter Liverpool port loco Jeffery Roby preferred as above.
Bartholomew Whiteside as riding officer at Millom in Whitehaven port loco Thomas Stoakes dismissed.
Thomas Southere as boatman, Scarborough port loco Robert Simpson who has quitted that employment.
Thomas Ling to be established as boatman in Scarborough port at 20l. per an. and his place as boatman at Whitby to be sunk. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 333, 334, 335, 336.
Feb. 1. Money warrants for 1300l. to John, Duke of Marlborough, for 13 weeks' ordinary from 1704 Sept. 29 to Dec. 29 as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General.
435l. and 2611. to Alexander Stanhope Esq. for last Xmas quarter's ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the States General and as Plenipotentiary for negotiating several affairs.
435l. to James Vernon for same time as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark.
435l. to Thomas, Lord Raby for same as same to the King of Prussia.
435l. to Geo. Stepney for same as same to the Emperor of Germany.
435l. to Edmund Poley for same as same to the Princes of Brunswick and Luneburg.
435l. to John Robinson, D.D., for same as same to the King of Sweden.
435l. to Richard Hill for same as same to the Duke of Savoy.
435l. to Paul Methuen for same as same to the King of Portugal.
870l. to John Methuen for same on his ordinary of 10l. a day as Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of Portugal.
261l. to John Wych for same time as Resident with the Hanse Towns.
174l. to Henry Davenant for same as Secretary at Frankfurt.
435l. to William Aglionby for same as Envoy Extraordinary to the Swiss Cantons.
150l. to Robert Cole for a quarter to 1704 Oct. 10 on his salary as Agent and Consul at Algiers.
95l. to Benjamin Lodington for last Xmas quarter on his salary or allowance as Agent and Consul General at Tripoly.
32l. 10s. 0d. to Gasper Perrinet Darziliers Esq., for same time on his allowance or salary as Resident at Geneva.
(Money orders dated Feb. 6 hereon). Money Book XVII, pp. 314-5. Order Book VI, pp. 210-11. Disposition Book XVII, p. 204.
Same for 37l. 10s. 0d. to William Petyt for last Xmas quarter for 3 clerks, and 12l. 14s. 4d. for incidents, for sorting and digesting the Records in Caesar's Chapel in the Tower and other Records now in his custody.
25l. to George Holmes for same quarter on his fee as chief clerk (under Mr. Petyt who is appointed Supervisor) in the above work.
(Money orders dated Feb. 8 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 317. Order Book VI, p. 208. Disposition Book XVII, p. 204.
Treasury reference to Mr. Baker of the petition of Thomas Skinner for remission of the Queen's part of his fine of 500l. for importing foreign silks. Reference Book VIII, p. 135.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Wentworth and John Plummer, assignees of a commission of bankruptcy awarded against Henry Johnson, late of London goldsmith, setting forth that the said bankrupt was concerned in the wine trade with [his bondees] John Glover, Samuell Ayres, John Oriell and others : therefore praying that an escheat may go against the rest of the obligors as well as against the estate of said Johnson for Customs Duty [on bonds] owing by them. Reference Book XVII, p. 135.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Ann Wynyarde alias Incledon, Keeper of the Royal House of Westminster, shewing that there is an house adjoining to the Royal House which is an appendix to her Office : therefore praying to make out her claim before any lease thereof be granted to Serjeant Whittacre or any other. Ibid., p. 137.
Same to same of the petition of Charles Whitaker for a further term in a tenement in the Old Palace Yard adjoining to the House of Peers which he held at 3l. per an. rent under a lease granted to his father by Charles II. Ibid., p. 138.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to employ Isaac Bargrave (at present clerk at Deal under his father) as chief clerk and accountant of prizes at Dover and agent at Deal, Ramsgate and Margate at 100l. per an. in place of Charles Bargrave his father who surrenders ; and Samuel Powell (at present clerk at Ramsgate under the said father) to be clerk at Deal, and to execute the duty of clerk at Ramsgate and Margate at 50l. per an. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 407.
Same by same to Henry St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant to authorise Charles Fox to pay to the commanders of Regiments as below the sum of 4929l. for detachments of in all 1643 men furnished by them for recruiting the Forces in Portugal : the proportionate sums to be charged to the respective Regiments which shall receive the men : the Regiments furnishing the men being as follows : viz.
£
Lieut. Gen. Erle's Regiment 159 men 477
Brigadier Tidcombe's Regiment 159 477
Brigadier Zanchy's Regiment 168 504
Lord Charlemont's Regiment 155 465
Brigadier Hamilton's Regiment 159 477
Col. Pearce's Regiment 156 468
Lord Mohun's Regiment 154 462
Col. Caulfield's Regiment 158 474
Col. Gorge's Regiment 150 450
Lord Ickering's [Ikerrin] Regiment 76 228
Lord Inchiquin's Regiment 76 228
Lord Dungannon's Regiment 73 219
1643 £4929
Prefixing : Charles Fox's report and Lieut. Gen. Erle's certificate of said recruits as above. Ibid., pp. 408-9.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Dec. 8 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Dr. Blow of liveries for the Children of the Chapel for the year 1704 ; to an estimate of 270l. Ibid., p. 409.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Edward Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods Trent South] to fell underwood in bog places in New Forest sufficient to raise 4370l. 5s. 0d. for enclosing Hyde Park with a brick wall &c. ut supra p. 469. Ibid., p. 419.
Feb. 2. Letter of direction or disposition for 1000l. to William Lowndes for secret service : out of Civil List funds. Disposition Book XVII, p. 200.
Same for 18,095l. 19s. 0d. to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, for subsidies to the Allies ut supra p. 71 [the subsidy to the Elector of Treves is here put at 2907l. making the total 18,095l. 19s. 0d.] : out of loans to be made by said Fox on the Malt Duties anno 1704. Ibid.
Same for 300l. to the Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys ; and is to be paid to Seignior Verrio, being the remainder of what is due to him according to the proportions hitherto allowed for painting the Great Room at Hampton Court. Ibid., p. 201.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners of Transports to assign payment (out of the 10,000l. directed to John Nutin supra p. 71) of three months' freight to the 16 ships lately employed in the transport service to the West Indies. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 30,000l. to the Paymaster of the Ordnance : out of loans on Malt anno 1705 ; half thereof for sea service and half for land service of the Ordnance. Ibid., p. 202.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mary Stephens, widow and executrix of Antho Stephens, complaining that the 204l. directed in Feb. 1694-5 to be paid to her in the office of Mr. Palmes, late a Teller of the Receipt, (being for principal and interest on a tally and order [of loan] on the second 4s. Aid [5 Wm. and Mary c. 1]) is detained from her by the said Palmes. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 29.
Same to Mr. Hill [Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy]. In reply to yours of the 10th ult. new style the Lord Treasurer approves of your remitting in the manner you propose (viz. by a bill of exchange on a merchant in London payable to Charles Bertie for the use of the Office of Ordnance) the value of the 9280 livres, money of Piedmont, for the 500 firelocks and 500 bayonets and 20 halbards sent by the Office of Ordnance to Turin and by you delivered for the use of the said Duke pursuant to a letter of Secretary Hedges. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox [Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad]. Please certify to Mr. St. John, Secretary at War, your receipt of the 432l. directed to you Jan. 23 last ut supra p. 70 as he complains he has had no intimation of said sum being so ordered and the service suffers for want thereof. Please desire him to procure a royal warrant to authorise you to pay same for accoutrements for 144 men to be added to Col. Cunningham's Regiment "and also that from time to time hereafter when any money shall be imprested to you for any extraordinary uses for the payment or application whereof particular warrants shall be necessary you do immediately certify your receipt thereof to the Secretary at War to the end he may procure you the said warrant or authority, that so her Majesty's service may suffer no prejudice by any delays on that account." Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 30.
William Lowndes to Mr. Howe [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons] to deduct 97l. 10s. 0d. from the pay of the Earl of Essex's Regiment of Dragoons for so much charged thereon by Samuell Atkinson (in his account for transporting 2 Regiments of Horse and one of Dragoons from England to Ireland in 1700 ut supra p. 395) for provisions for 260 men and horses at 9d. a day for 10 days. Ibid., p. 35.
Same to Mr. Fox to deduct 120l. from the pay of Col. Cadogan's Regiment of Horse for provisions similarly charged in the abovesaid account for 240 men and horses. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to take care to charge said Howe and Fox with the above sums. Ibid.
Same to Lord Coningsby to deduct 120l. from the pay of the Regiment late the Earl of Macclesfield's, now Lord Windsor's, for provisions similarly charged in the abovesaid account for 240 men and horses. Ibid.
Same to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to see that Lord Coningsby be charged in his accounts with the abovesaid 120l. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Attorney and Solicitor General of the petition of Sir John Parsons, Sir Richard Haddock and Nicho Fenn shewing that with Antho Sturt, now deceased, they were Commissioners for Victualling the Navy under James II and Wm. III : therefore praying supersedeas to a distringas ad computandum they having never received any of "the said" moneys by virtue of the [their] said commission. Reference Book VIII, p. 135.
Report by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen on the petition of the 4 daughters of Capt. Emes, late Commander of the ship Restoration, setting forth the services of their father and that their mother being very ill in Nov. 1703 went on board the said ship in the Downs where they both perished together with petitioners' brother in the late violent storm.
The statements are true. Pensions are given to widows of sea captains slain in fight and the same is done to those who perished in the late storm and if their mother had survived she would have had a pension to which the said daughters are not entitled by the rules of the Navy. I cannot advise the breaking of the rules or the making of precedents that may be a charge on your Majesty or on the public. But as the present case is so very extraordinary and not likely ever to make a precedent I advise a pension of 100l. per an. to them on the establishment of the Navy for their support and education : being what would have been allowed to their mother if she had survived. Warrants not Relating to Money. XVIII, p. 418.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Henry St. John, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant to authorise payment of 247l. 17s. 4d. to General Churchill for the Officers of the Prince of Denmark's Regiment under said Churchill's command to meet the hardship they lie under by reason of the difference between the Queen's order of 1702-3 March 20 (by which they are augmented from 59 to 60 men per Company and 10 to the Grenadiers [Company]) and the Establishment of the Augmentation Troops dated 1703 April 5 (upon which the Regiment was then placed) which allows them only 56 men.
Prefixing : report by the Secretary at War and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on the memorial of said Officers. Ibid., p. 420.
Same by same to the Lord Chief Baron and the Barons of the Exchequer to discharge Dr. Robert Cony from the assessment on his salary in 1697 as Physician to the Sick and Wounded Seamen at Deal in regard he was then on the muster roll of the Navy and was therefore exempted by a clause in the Act for the Land Tax and Subsidy 8-9 Wm. III, c 6. Ibid., p. 431.
[?] Entry of the Treasury signature of a lease to [Sir] William Coryton of land in Kerrybullock Park ut supra p. 268 for 99 years terminable on the lives of him and John his son and Susanna his daughter. Ibid.
Feb. 2. Approval by Treasurer Godolphin of Thomas Wood as deputy in Jamaica to William Blathwaite, the Auditor General of the Plantations. Ibid. XVII, p. 497.
Feb. 3. Memorandum. On this day, upon my Lord Treasurer's nomination, Mr. Blathwayt signed and sealed the usual deputation to the abovesaid Thomas Wood to be Deputy Auditor of her Majesty's Revenue in the island of Jamaica : with the Instructions following.
Appending : said Instructions dated Whitehall Feb. 5 being similar to the Instructions dated 9 May 1702 given by said Blathwayt to Samuel Spofforth as Deputy Auditor of the like revenues in the Bermudas ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XVII p. 207-8 and as dated 30 Jan. 1702-3 given to Arthur Winter as similarly Deputy Auditor of said revenues in Jamaica, ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XVIII, p. 119 but with the addition of the following two clauses to take the place of the additional clause in the last mentioned reference viz.
You are further to take notice that the Collector and Receiver General of Jamaica for the time being, or his Deputy, is to make oath to the truth of the public accompts, which are to be examined and reviewed by her Majesty's Governor or Commander in Chief of that island in Council and to be attested by him, as also by yourself as Deputy Auditor ; whereupon they are to be transmitted unto me by the first and best opportunity in order to be laid before the Lord Treasurer. Given at Whitehall this 5th day of February 1704-5.
You are likewise to make application to the Governor, Receiver General, and all persons whom it may concern, that a rent roll of all her Majesty's quit rents be forthwith made up and settled according to the patents already granted for lands in Jamaica, and so thenceforward as more lands shall be granted, that her Majesty's said revenue may be the more duly collected and received ; an attested copy of which rent roll is to be transmitted to me with the additions and alterations that shall be made from time to time. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 201-3.
Money warrant for 20l. to Edward Butler for his passage to Virginia, whither he is going as chaplain. (Money order dated Feb. 7 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 287. Order Book VI, p. 191. Disposition Book XVII, p. 204.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to present Robert Overton as a quayman London port loco Thomas Best lately deceased. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 30.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Tho. Rolt touching 2000l. lent in his name 1703 Dec. 23 on the seventh 4s. Aid [2-3 Anne c. 1] and which has been lately received [back in repayment] at the Exchequer by Henry Johnson, goldsmith without any authority, and for which the tallies remain in the custody of said Rolt. Ibid.
Treasury reference to William Borret of the petition of Dr. Wells praying to be reimbursed his charges in the prosecution of the Crown's title to the advowson of [St. Botolphs] Aldgate Church. Reference Book VIII, p. 137.
Same to Henry St. John, Secretary at War, and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Col. Lalo showing that in Nov. 1702 by order of the Government of Ireland 200 men were drafted out of his Regiment to recruit Col. Handaside's Regiment in the West Indies and he was ordered to contract for their clothing, which he did with David Buisson, amounting to 770l. 18s. 9d., and the Government of Ireland ordered 390l. part thereof to be paid out of Col. Handaside's [off-reckonings] but the said men being lost in their passage Col. Handaside refuses payment of any part : therefore petitioner prays that the same may not be charged on his [Lalo's] Regiment. Ibid.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Dec. 8 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision of yellow damask hangings for her Majesty's Dressing Room at St. James's ; window curtains and valence of the same ; 2 elbow chairs and 4 back chairs covered with the same damask and trimmed with the same coloured silk lace ; silk taffety covers for all the chairs ; silk string for a bell in that room ; to make 3 dressing chair frames and to cover the seats with fine girt web covered with crimson silk lace ; 2 crimson velvet cushions for the Queen's dogs to lie on, a crimson damask curtain fringed with crimson fringe with a filed curtain rod for the Lords' seat in the Chapel, and to alter the crimson velvet Havers her Majesty uses when she receives [Communion] ; also to send an upholsterer to Hampton Court to mend a crimson State Chair and to provide silk strings for the window curtains in the Queen's Bedchamber and new Dressing Room Closet and to mend her Majesty's bed and the Prince's bed and new string the window curtains in his bedchamber ; likewise to lace with crimson silk lace the crimson damask window curtains and valence that were taken out of the new Drawing Room and put up in the new Council Chamber ; also to make 3 fine down pillows covered with white satin for her Majesty's own use and to order the upholsterer to mend the green velvet couches in the Gallery at Kensington that are spoiled with moths ; also four window lathes for her Majesty's Eating Room ; two for the Dressing Room ; four for the new Drawing Room and four for the new Council Chamber ; to mend the Bedchamber women's bedstead at Windsor, to take down the umbrellas at the Cockpit and St. James's &c. : to an estimate of 270l. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 421.
The like of a same dated Jan. 17 last to same for furniture for St. James's and Kensington, viz. repairing the tables, stands, glass sconces and cabinets and leather cover for two carved and gilded tables and stands in the new With Drawing Room ; likewise to make a cabinet of the drawers of the East Indian cabinet and 2 new drawers and a frame for it and to gild the brass work ; also leather covers for two tables and stands with Indian tops carved and gilded frames ; 14 glasses for sconces 34 inches long and 26 inches broad, to be according to the pattern in silver, with frames and panels for them, for the new With Drawing Room : all to an estimate of 230l. Ibid.
The like of a same dated Jan. 8 last to same for 2 new forms covered with crimson serge for the Queen's Chapel Closet at St. James's and a carpet 7½ yards long for the table at Whitehall where the Commissioners of Queen Anne's bounty are to meet ; also strings to draw the Chapel window curtains there ; a table bedstead for a servant to lie in in St. James's Wardrobe : to an estimate of 20l. Ibid., p. 422.
The like of a same dated Jan. 19 to the Master of the Jewel House for the new making of plate (6 old dishes, 7 intermesses and two covers ; which are wanting for her Majesty's service) as desired by the Board of Greencloth : to an estimate of 62l. Ibid.
The like of a same dated Dec. 8 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for a livery to Elizabeth Jux, strewer of herbs to her Majesty ; for the year 1704 : to an estimate of 31s. Ibid.
The like of a same dated Dec. 8 last to same for cleaning and mending 5 pieces of tapestry called the Seasons in her Majesty's Drawing Room at St. James and four pieces of the Apostles in the Prince's Drawing Room : to an estimate of 55l. Ibid.
Feb. 4. Money warrant for 2768l. 8s. 10d. to Dame Frances Bathurst, relict of Sir Benjamin Bathurst late Cofferer of the Household, as imprest to complete what remained due [for the Household] in his office at his death. (Money order dated Feb. 6 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 313. Order Book VI, p. 209.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt for tallies of assignment on the First Fruits or (failing them) the Tenths for 1000l. to the executors of Henry, Lord Waldegrave, for one year to 1691 Sept. 29 on the pension granted to the Duchess of Portsmouth which she assigned to said Lord. Money Book XVII, p. 316.
Feb. 5. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in the account of John Howe, as Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons the sum of 1818l. 18s. 9d. for the fees paid by him in the year ended 1703 Dec. 24 to the officers of the Exchequer on moneys received by him for the Guards and Garrisons and 25l. 7s. 6d. for the fees of Imprest Rolls made out at the Exchequer : with dormant clause for the allowance of the like fees in future : to be allowed out of the deduction of 12d. per £ [from Army pay] : all in accordance with the royal warrant directing him to pay such fees out of such deduction.
Appending : certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of said fees, being 1½d. per £ on 263,366l. 1s. 1d. for the Guards and Garrisons, on 550l. for Chelsea Hospital and on 40,671l. 7s. 4¾d. for the 5000 men for sea service for the said year. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 362.
Royal sign manual for 1680l. 11s. 1d. to Charles Fox, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad, as imprest : to be paid over to Sir Theodore Janssen for 20,000 livres or 66662/3 crowns at 60½ [sols] each [crown] remitted by bills of exchange to Gaspar Perrinot D'Arziliers, her Majesty's Resident at Geneva for special service relating to the war in the present year. (Money warrant dated Feb. 8 hereon). (Money order dated Jan. 19 hereon). Ibid., p. 364. Order Book VI, p. 214. Disposition Book XVII, p. 204.
William Lowndes to Mr. How. In your next memorial for money for subsistence of the Forces please insert one year's subsistence for the 4 Companies at New York. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 30.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. In your presentment for increasing the salaries of the officers at Whitehaven the chief argument on which you ground the proposal is that of late years the trade of that port is much increased. My Lord Treasurer believes that in many places trade and consequently business is much decreased and therefore directs you to give him an account in what ports trade is fallen off and the business of officers thereby lessened and what [Customs officers'] salaries may for that cause be reasonably sunk or diminished. Ibid, p. 31.
Same to Henry St. John, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant to authorise Charles Fox to pay 1680l. 11s. 1d. to Sir Theodore Janssen for his remittance of 20,000 livres or 66662/3 crowns at 60½ pence per crown to Gaspar Perrinot Darziliers, &c., ut supra : this payment to be without account and without any deduction of poundage. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General. Frequent applications are made to the Lord Treasurer by the bishops for discharge of arrears of First Fruits and Tenths. Please give him your opinion whether in regard of the Act of Parliament and Charter for Queen Anne's Bounty the Queen can grant or discharge any such arrears except of small livings under 30l. per an. value. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Mathew Page of Warrington shewing that he erected a convenient wharf and warehouse at Banck Key near Warrington for shipping and landing of goods and that merchants resort thereto, being more commodious and less liable to damage than Mr. Thomas Patten's [wharf] where goods frequently receive damage : that the river is 4 feet deeper at his wharf than at Patten's and more open to the trading places of the county and will be more for her Majesty's interest and the public better served than at present under Mr. Patten's "sole trade and opportunity of laying his own terms on the merchants to their great grievance," petitioner not taking half so much from the merchant as Patten demands ; and in regard the tide holds but 3 days in a fortnight Patten's wharf is not capable of despatching all the business : therefore prays a grant to the merchants and others of the like sufferance to load and unload at his wharf as is granted to Mr. Patten. Reference Book VIII, p. 136.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to make out copies, gratis, of the duplicates of several taxes in Devon and Exeter for the Commissioners there for the 1705 Land Tax [the eighth 4s. Aid 3-4 Anne c. 1] in order to the detecting of several frauds and abuses therein. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 419.
Feb. 6. Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Caleb Powle, Receiver General of Taxes for Counties Brecon, Radnor, Anglesea, Carnarvon, Merioneth and Montgomery for 1701-3, praying allowance of 325l. 14s. 3d. for his extraordinary charges in returning 26,057l. 6s. 3d. into the Exchequer. Reference Book VIII, p. 136.
Same to same of the petition of Charles Mason, Receiver General of Marriages &c. for co. Oxford anno 1701, for allowance of 140l. which he paid to two surveyors of said Duties "he not having warrants for same, for want of application for them, cannot pass his accounts of those Duties." Ibid.
Feb. 7. Letter of direction for 4571l. 12s. 11½d. to Charles Fox on his order for 176,841l. 11s. 0d. for the 8000 men in Portugal anno 1704 : to be issued out of loans to be made by said Fox on the Malt Duties anno 1704 : and to be applied as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
to clear the offreckonings of the Royal Regiment of Dragoons and the Regiments of Stanhope and Stewart from 1704 April 25 to June 24 "the muster rolls for that time being [now] returned" 1157 13
to clear the offreckonings of the several Regiments on the Portugal Establishment (that of Harvey excepted) whose rolls are not returned from 25 June 1704 to 24 August following 3413 19 2
£4571 12 11½
Disposition Book XVII, p. 202.
Letter of direction for 5000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Treasurer of the Navy, out of loans on Malt anno 1705 : and is intended for imprests and bills of exchange under the head of Wear and Tear. Disposition Book XVII, p. 202.
Same for 21,000l. to Charles Fox, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad : out of loans on Malt anno 1705 : on his order for 370,119l. 1s. 0d. for subsidies to the Allies anno 1705 : and is to be paid to the King of Portugal in further part of 150,000l. for 13,000 men to be maintained by said King ; and is (with 4000l. lately issued) to complete 25,000l. for 2 months' pay of said 13,000 men from March 1 next, being the value of 83,333⅓ milreis at 6s. per milrei. Ibid., p. 203.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners enclosing Anthony Sturt's petition [missing]. What occasions the delay in passing this [his Victualling Commissioners'] account? Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 32.
Feb. 8. Letter of direction for 400l. to the Paymaster of the Works : out of Civil List moneys : and is to be paid to Henry Wise for one quarter from Feb. 1 inst. on his contract for keeping her Majesty's several gardens. Disposition Book XVII, p. 203.
Same for 22,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, the Navy Treasurer : out of loans on Land Tax anno 1705 : and is to be paid over to Richard Povey for Sick and Wounded and to be placed in the Navy Accounts to the head of Wages as to three fifths thereof and to the head of Victualling for the remaining two fifths thereof. (William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to assign same to Povey accordingly). Ibid., pp. 203, 206.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report forthwith on the petition of Thomas Tomkyns referred to you in Feb. 1703-4 ut supra p. 125. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 32.
Same to the Excise Commissioners enclosing the report [missing] of the Attorney General on the memorial of the Assessment Commissioners in the city of London together with the request of the Town Clerk of the City that the taxes payable by the officers of Excise may be paid pursuant to the said report. Govern yourselves pursuant to the said report. Ibid., p. 34.
Feb. 8, 9, 13. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to establish additional salaries as follows viz. 10l. per an. daily to the 3 landwaiters of Whitehaven port to make same 40l. per an. each ; 15l. to the tidesurveyor to make him 40l. per an. ; 5l. each to 19 tidesmen to make their salaries 30l. per an. each.
James Linskell (one of the boatmen in Hull port) to be established as master of the smack at Hull with 5l. additional to his present salary of 15l. per an.
Robert Holland and James Hill to be added to William Jackson as weighers there with 20l. per an. each so as to put an end to the ill practices there of weighing and computing goods on board ship.
John Willis to be a riding officer between Looe and Fowey loco Thomas Lowen lately deceased.
Christopher Tutin to be a weigher London loco Robert Alvey deceased.
Henry Roynon, to be examiner of the sufficiency of [Customs] officers' securities and to solicit payment of debts standing out in the Plantation receipt loco Andrew Corbett deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 336, 337, 341.
Feb. 8. Same by same to same to sell the prize wines (small Nantes white wine) taken in the ship St. Anthony on the high seas, coming from Nantes designed for Dunkirk and Flanders, by Walter Devorax (Devereux) owner of the privateer Devorax galley, William Lemare commander, and thereupon to certify the proceeds and to recommend some reward to said Devorax for the capture.
Prefixing : said Commissioners' report on the petition of said Devorax ut supra Tr. Cal. XIX, p. 387. Ibid., pp. 338-9.
Treasury reference to Mr. Vanbrugh [as Comptroller in the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office] of the petition of the Gentlemen of the Queen's Chapel praying payment of their arrears "alleging that some part [of them] have been [put to] at least 120l. extraordinary expense to travel to Windsor and Hampton Court in King William's reign." Reference Book VIII, p. 137.
Same to Charles Fox [as Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad] of the petition of Lieut. Col. Etheredge, Major of Brigade to Brigadier General Shrimpton in Portugal, praying his pay from July 3 last (the time of commencement thereof) to Oct. 24 at 10s. a day, Lord Galway having paid him only from said Oct. 24. Ibid., p. 138.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Surveyor General of Works for a particular of the premises ut supra p. 468 in order to a lease thereof to Martin Folkes.
Prefixing : said Surveyor's report on said Folkes's petition for same. I reported on a previous petition from said Folkes in May 1699 but he did not proceed thereon. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 424-5.
Same by same to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to fell 50 tons of timber and raise 240l. in money out of dotard timber in New Forest for the repair of Lady Cross Lodge there, as desired by Geo. Bridges, Keeper of the South Bailiwick there. Ibid., pp. 425-6.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to stay process against Phillip Papillon on his accounts [as late Cashier of the Victualling] which he is making every endeavour to pass. Ibid., p. 426.
Same by same to same for stay of process against Sir Richard Haddock et al on their accounts as late Commissioners of the Victualling. Ibid., p. 429.
Feb. 9. Same by same to the Receipt to draw orders (according to the direction of the Act [2-3 Anne c. 9] for the 3 per cent. Annuities to the Bankers), for the annuities payable to the persons as in a certificate hereto [missing] being the executors, administrators or assigns of Richard Backwell, Barnaby Backwell and Leigh Backwell, amounting to 8879l. 16s. 10d. for 3 per cent. on the principal sum of 295,994l. 16s. 6d. and representing 8704l. 12s. 1d. to the assigns and 175l. 4s. 9d. to the Backwells, the patentees. Money Book XVII, p. 320.
Money warrant for 500l. to Henry Baker upon account for Crown Law Charges. (Money order dated Feb. 13 hereon). Ibid., p. 320. Order Book VI, p. 212. Disposition Book XVII, p. 208.
Same for 140l. to Robert Burridge, Receiver General of Taxes for part of co. Devon, for his charges in bringing to the Exchequer the clipped moneys arising by the taxes which he received in 1696 and 1697. (Money order dated Feb. 13 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 321. Order Book VI, p. 212. Disposition Book XVII, p. 207.
Letter of direction for 5466l. 1s. 0d. to Visct. FitzHardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber : out of Civil List moneys : and is to be applied as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
for one quarter on the Establishment of his said Office to Xmas last 5303 2 0
to Mr. Gauntlett for necessaries for the Council Chambers and for new binding the books belonging to the Council Office 105 0 0
to Mr. Incledon, housekeeper of the Palace of Westminster, on his allowance of 6s. 8d. a day to Xmas last 29 0 0
to William Hester, rat killer, in full of his bills for half a year to 1704 Sept. 29 28 19 0
£5466 1 0
Disposition Book XVII, p. 205.
Same for 750l. to Sir Charles Hedges and 500l. to Robert Harley, Secretaries of State : for secret service : out of Civil List moneys. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners for Chelsea Hospital. In your report on a petition of divers outpensioners you give no account of their numbers or what is due to them. Please send a certificate of their names, qualifications and claims, also how many of them have been received into the Hospital pursuant to the Order in Council of 1702 Aug. 24. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 32.
Same to the Commissioners of Alienation to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] concerning a fine for a rent charge of 500l. a year purchased by Sir John Astley. Ibid., p. 33.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to consider of some employment for Charles Howard who is recommended by Sir Francis Blake. Ibid.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to give notice to such persons as you know to deal in remittances [of exchange abroad] that the Lord Treasurer will receive proposals at his house in St. James's Park to-morrow for remitting 100,000l. to Amsterdam. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of several merchants of London complaining of great inconveniences by employing several Frenchmen as landwaiters at the Custom House. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Warr. The half-year's stationery bill to Xmas last for Secretary Harley's Office is not reduced so much as my Lord Treasurer expected. (The like letter to Mr. Ellis for Secretary Hedges Office). Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Boviet of the petition of Rachell Rain, widow, French Protestant refugee, shewing that one Gabriel Bauldrie, her uncle a merchant in France, died lately in Dieppe having no nearer relation than herself and leaving a vast estate there and some debts and effects here of which she has obtained administration from the Prerogative Court but is informed that the Queen is entitled to such effects : therefore praying a grant of the Queen's title thereto. Reference Book VIII, p. 144.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Salt Commissioners to supersede process against Ursula Milbourne spinster on her paying 68l. 19s. 4d. on the 4 salt bonds for 926l. 13s. 4d. in which she stands bound with Francis Partis, Mathias Partis and Jno. Woosley.
Prefixing : report by the Salt Commissioners on her petition for the freedom of her person on composition as above. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 428.
[?] Entry of the signature by the Lord Treasurer and Chancellor of the Exchequer of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Sarah Purefoy widow and Susanna Smith of lands in co. Yorks part of the estate of Sir Thomas Gascoigne bart. outlaw : at a rent of 52s. 8d. per an. and fine of 5l. 5s. 4d. Ibid., p. 428.
Feb. 9. Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of Randall MacCarty in behalf of himself and other creditors on the manors and lands of Pallace [Pallas] and Castlelough co. Kerry late the estate of MacCarty More, that no grant pass thereof till they be heard. Notice to be given to Bartho Nagle at Mr. Giles' house in Princes Street near Drury Lane. Caveat Book p. 58.
Feb. 10. Royal sign manual for 12,000l. to John Tailer : without account : to be by him paid over and applied for buying in the incumbrances on Woodstock, to wit the offices of the Lieutenant, Ranger, Comptroller, Surveyor, Keepers and other offices within the Honor, manor and park of Woodstock co. Oxford, with the inheritance of the tythes of the said Park and other incumbrances upon same or any member thereof or upon the Hundred of Wootton co. Oxford : in order to the present settlement thereof on John, Duke of Marlborough and his heirs. (Money warrant dated Feb. 13 hereon). (Money order dated Feb. 13 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 366. Order Book VI, p. 212. Disposition Book XVII, p. 207.
Money warrant for 686l. 5s. 0d. to Charles, Duke of St. Albans, for half a year to 1701 Xmas as Master of the Hawks. Money Book XVII, p. 321.
William Lowndes to Mr. Culliford. The Lord Treasurer had disposed of the office of Examiner of the [Customs officers'] Securities void by the death of Mr. Corbet before he received your letter of the 8th inst. ; otherwise he would have given it to your son. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 33.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Duke of Marlborough to consider how the bounty of 65,000l. to the Land Forces and Artillery who behaved themselves so gallantly in Germany the last campaign may be most usefully applied to the Officers and soldiers "for the better enabling the said Regiments to take the field" as also for the widows and orphans of the soldiers that were slain there "with particular regard to the maimed and wounded soldiers and what may be allowed thereout towards their future support." Ibid., p. 36.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to stay process against William Hubbald on his accounts as late Paymaster of the Train of Artillery in Ireland, the said accounts being now in the Auditor's office. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 427.