Warrant Book: April 1705, 16-30

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20, 1705-1706. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1952.

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April 1705, 16-30

April 16. William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lieut. Col. William Frowde. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 60.
April 17. Royal warrant to Edward Nicholas to pay 737l. 9s. 6d. as royal bounty to the following : viz.
£ s. d.
Susanna de Malien 20 0 0
Charlotte de Marmande 25 0 0
Jeanne de Beaune Louvigny 20 0 0
Judith de Proisly Dept. de Tugny 15 0 0
Susanne Marie St. Legere de Bacatan [Bacalan] 12 12 0
Claude Margaretta de Neufeville 10 0 0
Mary and Viconze La Court 10 0 0
Jean Braguier 10 0 0
Francois Dallons 12 10 0
Judith Ricard and Louise de Foissac and Marguerite de Bar Montmelian and Isaac Malleray each 7 10 0
Susanne de Serriere 3 10 0
D'Entragues 10 0 0
Mary Fullerton 25 0 0
Vassolet de Regnier 12 10 0
Hester Renaud and Francoise Marie Renaud each 6 0 0
Catharine de Quirehamp 12 10 0
Mary Pinyot and Louise Pinyot each 6 0 0
Marie Becquet 10 0 0
Magdalen Chamier 12 10 0
John Dackin and Arthur Reynell each 13 13 9
Charlotte de Frotte 7 10 0
Eliz. Collyer 25 0 0
Dame Ann Sylvius 100 0 0
John Crowne 50 0 0
Cath. Dollard 12 10 0
Eliz. Houston and Rebecca Pride each 20 0 0
Mary Rowe 100 0 0
Nahum Tate for his 'Supplement to the New Version of the Psalms' 50 0 0
John Butts in consideration of his pretences to arrears as Consul at Elsinore in the reign of Wm. III 50 0 0
£737 9 6
Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 387.
Same to same to pay the following yearly pensions or bounties as an addition to the establishment of pensions [payable by said Nicholas] : viz.
per an.
£ s. d.
to Margaret Croisett as from 24 June 1704 20 0 0
to Hester Gohin as from 29 Sept. 1704 15 0 0
Ibid., p. 388.
Money warrant for 75l. to the executors of Charles Gifford Esq. for 1694 Xmas quarter on his pension. Money Book XVII, p. 363.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to insert on the present and all future Establishments of Ireland an annuity or yearly pension of 150l. for — Walker, son of Dr. George Walker late Governor of Londonderry, for the support of himself and the family of the said Walker as from Lady day last : the preceding Parliament of Ireland having voted 2000l. for the support of the said family but the present Parliament finding that the supplies would now be deficient have addressed the Lord Lieutenant for provision to be made to the said son until such time as [the finances of] Ireland should be in a condition to make good to him the said sum of 2000l. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 354-5.
Same to same for a pension similarly of 50l. per an. each for Dame Sarah De Vic, relict of Sir Charles de Vic bart., and Elizabeth Ronsele only daughter of Baron de Ronsele : as from Lady day past : in lieu of the 100l. per an. pension to said Baron Ronsele lately deceased. Ibid., p. 354.
Same to same for a pension similarly of 50l. per an. to the widow of Col. William Legg as from Xmas last : he having had a pension of 150l. per an. and died in November last after a tedious sickness leaving his widow in a very deplorable condition. Ibid, p. 360.
April 18. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin [to the Clerk of the Pipe] for a reversionary lease to Martyn Folkes of premises ut supra Tr. Cal. XIX pp. 468, 503, being houses and things in Queen Street against Holborn and against Newton Street in the parish of St. Giles in the Fields and reputed parcel of the bailiwick of St. James's.
Prefixing : constat and ratal of the premises made out by Mr. Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands : 5 small tenements on the west side of Little Queen Street ; 6 small houses near the said [Little] Queen Street and abutting on the great place called Holborn ; a tenement in Little Queen Street standing eastward of the said 5 tenements and inhabited by the said Folkes and 2 tenements on the east of Newton Street with the stable yard, 5 stables and 5 coach houses : all as demised to John Harvey and John Coel (afterwards Sir John Coel Knt.) as nominees of and in trust for Henry, late Earl of Saint Albans 1662 Sept. 23 and again in 1674 Sept. 10.
Followed by : undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 468-9.
April 20. William Lowndes to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant for payment of the allowance of 100l. per an. to Anne Babington, widow of Col. Babington ; out of the head of Contingencies instead of out of the pay of the Governor of Berwick, out of which latter the same has been paid up to 1704 Xmas. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 61.
April 23. Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of Dame Eliz. Lawson shewing that her husband bequeathed 600l. to the Queen by a codicil dated 11 Nov. last as in lieu of taxes due by way of common assessment "having never acted in any office that concerned any of the public revenues except as a Justice of the Peace or a Commissioner of the Taxes" : that he had always paid his assessments and the said codicil is void, being left upon no real consideration and [he] left 6 small children in very mean circumstances : therefore praying remittal of the said 600l. Reference Book VIII, p. 154.
April 24. Royal sign manual to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 3000l. to Sir Charles Hedges, Secretary of State : for secret service. (Money warrant dated June 7 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated April 30). (Money order dated June 22 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 389. Money Book XVII, p. 381. Order Book VI, p. 347.
Royal warrant to Treasurer Godolphin for 20,000l. to Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, Keeper of the Queen's Privy Purse : without imprest or other charge : to be for the expense of the Privy Purse and for Healing Medals for one year from March 8 last. (Money warrant dated April 27 hereon). (Money order dated April 30 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 390. Money Book XVII, p. 359. Order Book VI, p. 335.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 18,379l. 5s. 1½d. to Deficient Funds as follows : the said sum being the income for the period 1705 March 27 to April 24 from branches of the revenue as follows viz. 4298l. 10s. 8d. from Windows ; 204l. 8s. 6d. from Additional Impositions ; 1806l. 9s. 8d. from the new Duty on Paper Continued ; 1378l. 1s. 6¼d. from New Customs ; 2618l. 15s. 6d. from Marriages ; 8072l. 19s. 3d. from Continued Impositions : 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 24th April, 1705. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 27888 19 1 209 16 11¾
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 141698 9 3 1536 18
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 302199 10 0 3459 19
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 49665 13 4 336 16
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 67716 15 805 5
Salt, &c. 1711500 0 0 147329 5 6457 0 5
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0 17215 0 603 12 9
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 200342 3 9 1679 10 8
Vellum and Parchment 224114 7 110706 17 845 10
Marriages 648000 0 0 201583 11 9 2444 14
4871611 8 0 1266346 5 11 18379 5
Money Book XVII, p. 359.
April 25. Money warrant for 312l. 10s. 0d. to the executors of John Rotiers, late one of the engravers of the Mint, being for 1¼ years 1701 Xmas to 1703 Lady day on his annuity. Money Book XVII, p. 371. Disposition Book XVII, p. 239.
Letter of direction for 5872l. to Charles Fox [Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad] ; out of loans on the Continued Duties on Low Wines anno 1705 : as in part of 98,969l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men in lieu of the 5000 to serve with the Fleet and is to complete 10,872l. for that service. Disposition Book XVII, p. 234.
William Lowndes to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] enclosing the report of Henry Cartwright and Henry Vincent on the petition of Major Archibald Patten shewing that 195l. 1s. 4d. is due for his pay as Captain in the Earl of Donegal's Regiment from 25 Oct. 1702 to 16 Dec. 1703 being 418 days at 9s. 4d. a day. Prepare the necessary royal warrant for payment thereof.
Appending : said report. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 61.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Sir Richard Haddock and Sir John Parsons, late Commissioners for Victualling, concerning the scruple you make as to allowing of bills signed by them after Feb. 7 under the instructions contained in my letter of Feb. 7 last [sic. for 7 Feb. 1703-4 Tr. Cal. XIX, p. 129], without which allowance they cannot give their agents such perfect bills as will enable them to clear their imprests. Ibid., p. 62.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army of the petition of Col. Elliot in behalf of his Regiment for removal of respits on it and that the twopences thereof which goes to satisfy the offreckonings may be taken off, otherwise the same must go out of the personal pay of the Officers.
In the margin : this memorial cancelled and another referred the 30th April to Mr. How, Mr. Fox and Mr. St. John for 800l. advance. Reference Book VIII, p. 153.
Same to same of the petition of Col. Hans Hamilton praying removal of the respits on his Regiment from 1702 Aug. 25 to 1704 Dec. 23 "and that a contingent warrant for 44l. 5s. 0d. on the Earl of Ranelagh may be satisfied." Ibid., p. 167.
Same to same of the petition of Col. Hans Hamilton relating to the offreckonings for clothing his Regiment, alleging that there is a debt on said offreckonings when the Regiment was under the command of Lord Lucas against which he desires relief. Ibid., p. 176.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to depute Henry Darrell of Trewonnal co. Cornwall as Subcommissioner for Prizes in the port of Plymouth loco John Manley Esq. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 1.
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of premises (a sand island in the river Humber near the manor of South Cave &c.) as petitioned for by Henry Washington ut supra Tr. Cal. XIX p. 96 in order to a lease of same to him.
Prefixing : said Surveyor's report on said Washington's petition for same. It contains 163 acres but is not yet become firm though probably it may become so in a few years and then the adjoining manors of South Cave and Bromfleet may contend for a right to the same. The petitioner is owner of the manor of South Cave and undertakes to embank the same from the Humber and to defend the Crown's title. Ibid, pp. 14-15.
April 26. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new Commission for Appeals and Regulating the Excise : the new Commissioners to be Sir William Honywood, Richard Beke, Edmund Chaloner, Joseph Addison and Thomas Goodman in place of the present Commissioners the said Honywood, Beke, George Dodington, Chaloner and Addison. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 428.
Money warrant for 146l. to Thomas Seyliard, late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Cambridge and Isle of Ely, for extraordinary charges in bringing up his moneys by strong guards into the Exchequer. (Money order dated May 19 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 360. Order Book VI, p. 341. Disposition Book XVII, p. 372.
Letter of direction for 2013l. 18s. 7d. to the Earl of Ranelagh : out of the 25 per cent. on French goods, and out of the arrears of Customs at Xmas 1699 and out of the Plantation Duties : and is to be by him paid to Mr. Bridges and Mr. Harley, Auditors of Imprests, as in full of 2513l. 18s. 7d. for making up his account of the Forces for the seven years 1692 April 1 to 1699 March 25 at the rate of 10s. by the year for each Troop and Company. Disposition Book XVII, p. 234.
Same for 10,000l. to Charles Bertie for the Ordnance : out of loans on Land Tax anno 1705 : and is to be applied to the head of sea service of the Ordnance. Ibid.
Same for the issue as follows of 92,673l. being part of the sum of 187,930l. 19s. 3½d. intended to be raised as consideration money for conversion of Annuities under the act of last session 3-4 Anne c. 2, it having been agreed that the following sums of such consideration money shall be contributed and paid into the Exchequer viz. 53,673l. by Sir Thomas Littleton ; 15,000l. by John How ; and so much by Charles Fox as the residue of the contributions for reversions will amount unto : the following issues are to be made thereupon viz.
to Sir Thomas Littleton for the Navy Victualling 30000
to ditto for Wear and Tear 23673
to John How for Guards and Garrisons and the 5000 men to serve in the Fleet and for Invalids 15000
to Charles Fox for the Additional 10,000 men anno 1705 12000
to ditto for the 10,200 men acting with the Forces of the King of Portugal anno 1705 12000
Ibid., pp. 235-6.
Same for 50,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of funds as follows viz. 2719l. 3s. 9¼d. of Contributions for Annuities ; 12,489l. of loans on the Two Thirds Subsidies ; 22,363l. 10s. 0d. of loans on the Continued Duties on Low Wines ; 1800l. of loans on the Duty on malt, mum &c. ; 10,628l. 6s. 2¾d. of loans on the Land Tax : making 50,000l. on all : and is to be applied to the Victualling in further part of 142,111l. 2s. 6d. for 3 months on the Course of the Victualling to 1704 April 30 towards which 50,000l. was directed March 28 last. Ibid., p. 236.
William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition of John Edwards for a share of the money condemned as prize lately seized in the Thames on board the ship Friendship, he alleging that he is the first informer, whereas Benj. Edwards has petitioned pretending to be the only person in England that saw the said ship in France. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 62.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Ste. Thompson, of London merchant, shewing that he is indebted 1047l. 7s. 3½d. for Customs but has been forced to withdraw himself by reason of great losses at sea, and an extent is issued against him : that 800l. is due to him from the late King for wines served as purveyor : therefore praying that same may be paid to him or that he be given time to get in his debts. Reference Book VIII, p. 153.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners of the petition of Capt. And[re]w Douglass shewing that he took two prizes in the West Indies and carried them in to Jamaica where there being no Agent for Prizes he sold them : therefore praying that his account thereof may be allowed as a regular account. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the memorial of the Prizes Commissioners relating to the Duties on prize brandy out of the St. Antonio lying at Plymouth and also linen, woollen and other French goods out of the Seine prize and divers quantities of mean small French wine at Portsmouth, Weymouth &c. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Bathe praying a lease of several small leasehold estates viz. the scite of the old ruined castle of Holt, the Castle Ditch &c., the fishing of Tadpoole, a small decayed tenement in Butcherrow, New Sarum, certain small tenements in the city of Lincoln which have been suffered to fall into hand by reason they were of such inconsiderable value no one of them would bear the charge of passing a lease, and the possessors having no title the estates do daily decay. Ibid., p. 155.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver for co. Surrey of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages to pay 80l. per an. salary to Richard Birchett as Surveyor of said Duties loco William Byles : as from 1705 Lady day. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 9.
Same by same to same for co. Dorset to pay said Byles 70l. per an. as a same loco Samuell Antrim : as from 1705 Lady day. Ibid.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the proposed new security, detailed, of Thomas Lloyd as Receiver General of the seventh 4s. Aid anno 1704 for cos. Chester, Denbigh and Flint. Ibid., p. 68.
April 27. William Lowndes to the Attorney General to proceed according to your report on the petition of Agnes Dicconson and others praying stay of prosecution against the trustees and tenants of William Dicconson attainted of treason till their just debts are satisfied out of the [his] estate. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 62.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Charles Carkess as the Western clerk under the Customs Secretary and also as Plantation clerk and clerk for the Four and a Half per cent. Duty loco Richard Savage, preferred to be Customs Secretary.
Henry Adams, George Harris, Thomas Griffin and John Jarman (all bred as sailors and pilots in Bristol Channel) as boatmen at Bristol locis William Mellefont, Thomas Rosser, Thomas Powell and John Champion, the four boatmen lately drowned there.
Richard Smith as a same at Hull loco Phillip Osborne removed to be tidesman there.
Thomas Peirson as a tidesman at Stockton.
Phillip Osborne as a tidesman at Hull loco William Bennington deceased.
Thomas Howell as a tidesman and boatman at Dale in Milford port loco Charles Taylor deceased.
Peter Head as riding officer at Cardonnock in Carlisle port loco Richard Moscrop who is by a melancholy distemper of mind rendered uncapable.
John Norwood (at present a waiter of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty at St. Christopher) as collector of her Majesty's Duties in said island loco Tho. Westcott dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 364, 365.
Letters patent by same constituting Richard Savage as Secretary to the Customs Commissioners loco John Sansom deceased, as from April 20 inst. Ibid., p. 365.
April 28. Money order for 20l. to Roger Millart, clerk to the Agents for Taxes, for 1705 Lady day quarter's salary ; viz. 15l. for himself and 5l. for a messenger attending the said Agents. Order Book VI, p. 227.
Same for 182l. 4s. 2d. to Sir Bevil Granville, Capt. General and Governor in Chief of Barbados and several other Islands in America, which (with 317l. 15s. 10d. paid to the executors of Col. John Farmer ut supra p. 225) is in full of 500l. for one quarter to 1705 April 25 on said Granville's allowances of 1200l. and 800l. per an. Ibid., p. 336.
William Lowndes to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant for continuing to Xmas 1705 the pay of the Earl of Peterborough as Captain General of the Land Forces to serve on board the Fleet, "although he should sooner dye in her Majesty's service." Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 63.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas King and John Aynsworth, of London merchant, shewing that they have been at great charge in setting out several privateers and have taken several prizes to wit the St. Joseph of Bayonne, the Pelican &c. and have paid Customs for such goods as were worth the Duty : therefore praying an allowance on the Custom of such of the wines as are but small "with regard to the difference between the captures made by her Majesty's ships and the petitioners" ; the one being amply supported by the public whether they take any prize or not and the other running the risk of no purchase [? capture] no pay." Reference Book VIII, p. 154.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of Ralph Cook of Grays Inn setting forth a grant from Wm. and Mary of all the extended estate of Thomas Price, amongst which were bankers' assignments to the value of 17,313l. 16s. 8d. principal : therefore praying that the necessary orders may be prepared at the Exchequer for payment of 3 per cent. to petitioner pursuant to the Act of Parliament. Reference Book VIII, p. 154.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Henry Coltman, chief clerk to Richard Taylor, to make up the said Taylor's accounts as late Paymaster of the Million Lottery tickets : by reason that Sir John Humble, now Paymaster of the said Tickets, has represented to the Lord Treasurer that upon entering into the said office of Paymaster he found remaining there a great number of tickets and other vouchers belonging to the accounts yet unpassed of the said Taylor "which will maintain [vouch] the payments following : viz.
£ s. d.
in tickets cancelled and paid from Michaelmas 1703 to Michaelmas 1704 140553 10 0
for salaries paid within the same time 2483 6 8
in tickets cancelled and paid from Michaelmas 1704 to 14 Feb. 1704-5 89760 10 0
for salaries paid within the same time 1240
in tickets cancelled and paid between the said 14th February (being the time the said Sir John Humble succeeded to the said office) to the 19th of the same month 1398
£235435 6 8
The said Coltman is hereby to take into his custody the said tickets and other vouchers belonging to the accounts of the said Taylor and to prepare the account thereof for the auditors that is to say one account for the year 1703 Michaelmas to 1704 Michaelmas and one other account from 1704 Michaelmas to 1704-5 Feb. 19. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 467.
April 30. Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a great seal to grant to James Brydges the office of Paymaster of the Forces Abroad ("Receiver and Paymaster to take care of the pay of our army in the Low Countries acting in conjunction with the Forces of our Allies and all such Forces be their numbers more or less as were or should be part of our said army and all detachments from the same") with the fee of 10s. a day : all loco Charles Fox whose grant thereof is hereby revoked : payments are to be made to said Fox up to June 24 next on [any] privy seals or royal warrants [remaining unsatisfied] in order to prevent confusion between the accounts of said Brydges and said Fox. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 392-3.
Royal sign manual for 322l. 5s. 0d. to Count Lescheraine, Envoy from the Elector Palatine, to wit 300l. as a present from her Majesty to him and 22l. 5s. 0d. for fees and charges on the receipt thereof. (Money warrant dated May 1 hereon). (Money order dated May 2 hereon). Ibid., p. 393. Order Book VI, p. 338. Disposition Book XVII, p. 239.
Royal warrant to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh late Paymaster of the Forces, to pay to Robert Livingston, Secretary or Agent of the Indian Affairs in the Province of New York, the further sum of 670l. (beyond the 994l. 4s. 7d. ordered by the royal sign manual of Oct. 19 last for satisfying his demands for services and expenses relating to the Forces employed in said Province of New York in the time of Wm. III : the said 994l. 4s. 7d. being thereby to be paid out of debentures to be issued by said Ranelagh for 2457l. 14s. 0½d. remaining in the Queen's dispose out of the 30 per cent. exchange profit [realised] on paying the arrears of the said Forces) the said King having appointed him by commission dated 1695-6 Jan. 27 as Secretary as aforesaid at 100l. per an. sterling salary to commence from 1695 March 25 upon which salary he received only 25l. sterling or 32l. 10s. 0d. of money of New York by reason of his being suspended from the said office 17 Sept. 1696 by Benjamin Fletcher, then Governor of said Province : it appearing from a report of the Commissioners of Trade that Livingston continued to be very serviceable in managing the treaties with the Indians notwithstanding the said suspension and that they are of opinion his said suspension did not deprive him from having a just pretence to his said salary : whereupon the Queen by order in Council of Jan. 11 last declared that his said suspension should be taken off and that he should not be deprived of his pretensions to his salary thereby, which for 6 years 9 months and 73 days to 1701-2 March 8 (being the death of Wm. III) comes to said sum. The said sum is hereby to be paid out of the surplus of the 30 per cent. difference of exchange on payments to the Forces there. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 395-6. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 239-241.
Establishment under the royal sign manual for the Officers to attend the Land Forces going on board the Fleet, to continue "during such Expedition" : viz. General and Commander in Chief, Major General, two Brigadiers, 2 Majors of Brigade, Quarter Master General, Adjutant General, Secretary, Chaplain, Physician and Surgeon : total establishment 20l. 6s. 8d. per diem "and for Contingencies upon accompt the sum of 2000l." Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 452, 461.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of John Thorowkettle's bill of 15l. for 1705 Lady day quarter's service as Messenger of the Chamber attending the Lord Treasurer. Money Book XVII, p. 360. Disposition Book XVII, p. 239.
Warrant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay said Thorowkettle 15l. for same quarter for his service as Messenger of the Chamber attending the Customs. Money Book XVII, p. 360.
Same to the Receipt for tallies of assignment on the First Fruits for 1000l. to the executors of Henry, Lord Waldegrave for one year to 1692 Sept. 29 on the pension of 1000l. per an. granted to Lovisa, Duchess of Portsmouth, for 31 years from 1680 Xmas : which pension she assigned to said Lord 1688 July 27 in consideration of the sum of 7525l. Ibid., p. 361.
Money warrant for 100l. to Robert Driver for his services in the discovery of several quantities of timber belonging to her Majesty in Rockingham Forest. (Money warrant dated May 9 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 362. Order Book VI, p. 340. Disposition Book XVII, p. 239.
William Lowndes to Mr. Fox to procure 75,500l. to be advanced by the Bank or any other persons on the tallies and orders registered in your name on the Continued Duties on Low Wines anno 1705 : and a further 50,000l. on like tallies and orders on the Two Thirds Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage anno 1705. Send to the Treasury the assignments on the said orders and the Lord Treasurer will sign warrants for payment of 6 per cent. interest thereon. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 63.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners. In default of a quorum, such of you as are in town are to draw the Rules and Instructions for the Agent for Prizes in the West Indies : in order not to lose the advantage of the convoy that is going thither. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Lady Oglethorpe shewing that she is sued for not keeping in repair the capital messuage of the manor of Stoughton by one that claims under Mr. Harbord, who has a grant in reversion thereof. Ibid., p. 64.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Bryan Dawney as Examiner of the Outports Books loco Charles Mein who is preferred.
Charles Mein as Examiner of the Duty on the receipt of wines and currants London port at 40l. per an. and likewise to attend the East India sales and to compute the Duties of 15 per cent. chargeable thereon and to keep the account thereof and certify the debentures, at a salary of 100l. per an. loco Charles Carkess, preferred. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 366.
Treasury reference to Mr. How and Mr. St. John of the petition of Charles Congreve, Lieutenant in Capt. James Weems's Company at New York and Adjutant to the four Independent Companies at New York, showing that he was sent to England by Visct. Cornbury with the accounts of the said four Companies and on account of other public affairs relating to the said Province [to wit] recruits for the said four Companies, stores for the Garrisons and presents for the Indians ; and the said Visct. Cornbury the better to enable him to perform the said service, drew a bill upon his [Cornbury's] Agent here for 50l. to be paid out of his pay : and also that there is due to petitioner 70l. for his own pay to April 24th inst. as Lieutenant and Adjutant ; neither of which sums can be received by reason of the death of Mr. Thrale, the late Agent : therefore praying payment to enable petitioner to return back. Reference Book VIII, p. 155.
Same to Mr. Dodd and Mr. Warters of the petition of Hartstrong Mainwaring shewing that by commission from the Prince of Denmark [as Lord Admiral] in August 1702 he was appointed Agent [for Prizes and Admiralty Droits] in the islands of Jersey, Alderney and Sark and thereby seized several ships and goods as Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty, for which service a considerable sum is due to him, of which he prays payment. Ibid., p. 156.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of the Earl of Ranelagh for an allowance of his charges during the last 2¼ years in making up his accounts as Paymaster of the Forces. Ibid., p. 158.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works of the petition of Mathew Johnson, Clerk of the Parliaments, shewing that the Parliament Office in the Old Palace Yard was very much damaged in the last great storm and praying that same may be repaired. Ibid., p. 160.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay to Narcissus, Archbishop of Armagh the remainder of the quarter's rent of that see which became due 1702-3 Feb. 2 amounting to about 530l. (being 825l. rent less 200l. paid to the Blue Coat Hospital of London and other duties amounting to about 95l.) : the said Archbishop's patent not bearing date before that date (although directed by royal letter dated 1702-3 Jan. 26) whereby he is not legally entitled to said rent, but he has erected a very noble structure for a public library at a very great expense and proposes to lay out the said sum and a much greater [one] in furnishing the said library "which will be of great honour to that our kingdom." Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 356.
Same to same to pay 200l. to Capt. Francis Neville, who was employed the last Session of Parliament by the House of Commons, Ireland, in a survey for the making a canal from Lough Neagh to Newry in the north part of Ireland, then proposed for a public advantage : which service he performed but the charge being computed at near 20,000l. the said House found themselves not in a condition to proceed further upon it ; but have made an address that Neville should be paid 200l. for his trouble and charge therein. Ibid., p. 357.