William Lowndes to Mr. Wise. It is the Queen's pleasure that the
inhabitants of Westminster be permitted to make a door or passage
out of Queen's Square into St. James's Park. You are to permit
same accordingly. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 88.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed
memorial [missing] of the Treasurer of the Chamber praying allowance
of 23l. for customary fees paid in passing his accounts through
the several Offices of the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 82.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance. The officers of the
Mint have represented to the Lord Treasurer that the tin bars now
lying in barrels upon the Tower Wharf are subject to be discoloured
by lying in the sun and rain and that the barrels will be in danger of
breaking if removed. Please permit them to erect a shed of boards
over them on the said wharf where they now lie as a covering "it
being intended that the same shall be taken away as soon as the
tin now lying there can be disposed of." Ibid.
Same to Mr. St. John to prepare a royal warrant to authorise John
How to pay (out of Contingencies of the Forces) 425l. 10s. 0d. for
repairs done at the Horse Guards at Whitehall from 1702-3 Jan. to
Appending : list of the bills making up said total. Ibid., p. 83.
Same to same to prepare a royal warrant for allowing in the account
for the year 1703 of the Paymaster of the Marine Regiments the
respits as follows viz. : on the Regiments severally of Major General
Seymour 150l. 10s. 4d. ; Brigadier Holt 998l. 14s. 0d. ; Col. Luttrell
954l. 18s. 2d. ; Col. Saunderson 969l. 8s. 8d. ; Col. Fox 1100l. 3s. 0d. ;
Visct. Shannon 825l. 11s. 8d. Ibid., p. 84.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of the Duke of Devonshire
that the composition with Mr. Nathaniell Molineux, late Receiver
General of Taxes for co. Lancs., may not be perfected till said Duke
be heard in relation to a debt of 300l. due to him from said Receiver.
Notice to be given to William Grosvenor at Devonshire House.
Caveat Book, p. 59.
Letter of direction for 3770l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the
Forces acting with the Allies : out of contributions for annuities
anno 1705 : and as in part of 68,546l. 19s. 6d. for the extraordinary
expenses of the war anno 1703 pursuant to the Portugal Treaty and
not provided for by Parliament anno 1704 : and is intended to be
paid over to Mr. Nutin, Paymaster for the Transport Service, for
services as follows : viz.
for the freight of clothing sent to Portugal
to answer Martin Tucker's bill of exchange on account
of transporting Forces from Ireland to Portugal
to answer a bill of exchange from Lisbon drawn by
Stepney and Goddard
for one year's charge of the Office for Transports
Disposition Book XVII, p. 358.
Same for 40,000l. to the Navy Treasurer : to be applied to Wages
of seamen : to be issued out of funds as follows viz. 13,064l. 9s. 11d.
of loans on Land Tax [anno 1705] ; 17,149l. 3s. 0d. of loans on Low
Wines ; 9786l. 7s. 1d. of loans on the Two Thirds Subsidies. Ibid.
Same for 500l. 10s. 0d. to John How for the maintaining of Guards
and Garrisons anno 1703 as in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men :
and is to be applied towards satisfying 2307l. 5s. 11d. due to Col.
Rivers' Regiment of Foot for their clearings from 1702-3 Feb. 25
to 1703 Dec. 24 : hereof 500l. to be issued out of the rent of Hackney
Coaches and 10s. out of the 5s. per ton on French ships. Ibid., p. 359.
Same for 158l. 12s. 0d. to the Navy Treasurer out of the Surplus
on Malt anno 1702 : and is to be paid over to Walter Whitfeild,
Paymaster of the Marines, in satisfaction of respits on Brigadier
Holt's Regiment anno 1702 "taken off by his Royal highness the
Lord High Admiral." Ibid., p. 366.
William Lowndes to Mr. St. John to prepare a royal warrant to
authorise Charles Fox to pay 8000l. to Antonio Alvarez Machado
in full for his extraordinary loss of horses and bread waggons during
the last campaign and also for 52 days' pay for the bread waggons
which were continued in the service of that campaign longer than
was contracted for. The said sum is to be charged to Contingencies
anno 1704. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 84.
William Lowndes to Lord Halifax to report on the enclosed petition
[missing] of William Atwood, who was chief justice of the Province
of New York, relating to several allowances which he claims in respect
of that employment. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 85.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed letter from
Mr. Coke and also a case from some of the Commissioners of the
Land Tax for co. Derby relating to several deficiencies which have
happened at Westhallome [West Hallam] in the said county upon
several taxes. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Borret to obtain the Attorney General's opinion on
the following two cases [queries] : viz.
(1) relating to money imprested to Mr. Povey for discharging
the debt to Sick and Wounded during the late war and afterwards
paid back by him into the Exchequer : viz.
By a clause in an Act 11 Wm. III c. 3 for laying further
Duties on raw [wrought] silks &c. it is directed that there
shall be paid out of the appropriations to the Navy anno
1700 the sum of 20,000l. towards discharging part of the
debt due for Sick and Wounded Seamen.
By a clause in an Act of 12[-13] Wm. III c. 11 for granting
several Duties on Low Wines it is enacted that out of
900,000l. appropriated to the Navy and Victualling and
sea service of the Ordnance, there shall be paid the sum
of 20,000l. towards discharging the above debt.
By a clause in an Act 1 Anne c. 6 for Divers Subsidies and a
Land Tax anno 1704 it is enacted that out of 2,080,000l.
appropriated for the Navy and Victualling the sum of
21,102l. 14s. 2¼d. shall be applied for discharging the said
and the two first said sums were accordingly issued to the
Treasurer for Sick and Wounded and also 16,065l. 9s. 9¼d.
out of the last named sum : and it appears by the said
Treasurer's accounts that a considerable sum of the said
moneys so imprested remained in his hands and he did by
direction repay into the Exchequer 6000l. of the balance
so remaining in his hands.
Query : whether the remainder of the said 6000l. after so much
is reserved as will discharge all claims that can justly be
made for such arrears, may not be applied to the service of
the Sick and Wounded during the present war.
(2) whereas there has been paid into the Exchequer and now remains
there the sum of 6472l. 1s. 0d. as the produce of divers goods
taken upon one Kydd a pirate who was condemned and
executed about 5 years since,
Query : whether her Majesty may not grant the said money
to the use of the Royal Hospital at Greenwich.
Ibid., pp. 85-6.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition
[missing] of Phillip Pipon, her Majesty's Receiver of the Island of
Jersey. Ibid., p. 86.
Same to Mr. Brewer. On reading your letter the Lord Treasurer
agrees to your taking up 17,000l. on the tallies and orders on Malt
anno 1704 which you received from the Office of Ordnance : to wit
at 5 per cent. interest. The Lord Treasurer will endorse the orders
accordingly for such interest on your sending them to the Treasury
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition
of John Mascall, John Aynsworth and Company merchants praying
that French white wines which they have laid up at Rye, Dover
and London may be sold by inch of candle. Reference Book VIII,
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of
the Minister and churchwardens of the High German Lutheran
Church shewing that since 1698 they have enjoyed a chapel in the
Savoy for divine service and a dwelling house for the minister thereto
adjoining and the Queen has declared her inclination to grant same
to them and their successors : therefore praying a grant accordingly.
Instructions by Treasurer Godolphin to Samuel Atkinson, Nicho
Roope and Thomas Coleby or "such other persons as may hereafter
be appointed to take care of the Transport service" : for their
guidance in the service of transporting her Majesty's Land Forces.
(1) all accounts not adjusted at the time when said Coleby was
appointed an Additional Commissioner [of Transports] are
to be made up by said Atkinson and Roope.
(2) for the future all bills for freight, stores &c. to be made out and
signed by any 2 of said Commissioners.
(3) the bills "which are of the oldest date" to be listed in a book
and to be assigned for payment [in course of such date].
(4) Your Treasurer or Cashier to send you weekly an account of
his receipts and payments.
(5) Public notice to be given on the Exchange when any ship is to
be hired or any goods to be bought.
(6) hired transports to be admeasured and appraised on oath by
some person of skill and integrity so that in case same are taken or
sunk by the enemy the Queen may not be liable to pay more than the
real value thereof. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 20.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of John Asgill that no grant
pass of the manors and lands of Pallas and Castlelough co. Kerry
late the estate of MacCarty More till he be heard, he having an
interest in 1000 and odd acres parcel thereof which were never seized
or sequestered and being also assignee of a statute staple for 1000l.
(plus many years' interest) which also charges and affects the said
lands. Notice to be given to Mr. Asgill at his house in Norfolk Street
in the Strand or in his absence to Mr. Nagle at Mr. Giles's house in
Princes Street near Drury Lane. Caveat Book, p. 59.
Money warrant for 200l. to John Tayleur, First Secondary in the
Office of the Treasurer's Remembrancer, as reward for him and his
clerks in making forth process to be executed this summer for levying
the supers and ipsums standing out on the several taxes and aids
granted by Parliament. (Money order dated June 28 hereon).
Money Book XVII, p. 397. Order Book VI, p. 359. Disposition
Book XVII, p. 376.
Fiat by Treasurer Godolphin for royal letters patent to constitute
John Dennis as a Queen's waiter London port loco Tutchin Martin
gent lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 378.
William Lowndes to the Prizes Commissioners. The Lord
Treasurer agrees with your report on the petition of Capt. Byron,
late Commander of her Majesty's yacht Fubbs. What will his proportion
of prize money amount to?
You are to send to my Lord monthly an account of what prizes
are taken and what directions you have given about the same. Out
Letters (General) XVIII, p. 87.
Same to the Comptrollers of the [Accounts of the] Army to report
on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Wallis Esq. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Cartwright of the petition of Charles
Lynn shewing that he was chirurgeon to Col. Gustavus Hamilton's
Regiment and went from Cadiz to the West Indies in 1702 and has
received no pay for that service : therefore praying direction to
Mr. Cartwright to state the account in order to payment. Reference
Book VIII, p. 167.
Same to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army of the
petition of Cha. Lewsay, chaplain to Col. Lewsay's [Livesay's]
Regiment, shewing that he is respited on the muster roll of that
Regiment from 1704 April 25 to Aug. 24 notwithstanding he had leave
of absence : therefore praying that said respit be taken off. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Major Bretton et al. who commanded
the Castle in the Isle of Wight by commission from Lord
Cutts, praying removal of the respits on their pay from 1704 June
25 to 1704-5 Feb. 24. Ibid.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners of the petition of William Hoe
of London merchant shewing that he bought prize goods at sales
from said Commissioners, by some of which he suffered considerable
loss ; that on May 25 last he publicly bought at the prize sale a ship
called Le Beringen privateer lying at Plymouth for 305l. and tendered
the money to the Receiver General [of Prizes] the first Board day
who had orders to refuse the money and to inform the petitioner
that the said privateer was taken up for the Queen's service ; that
petitioner had sold the ship to some merchants who had made
provision for her proceeding immediately on a voyage with a perishing
loading and they insist on having their ship according to agreement :
therefore praying relief. Ibid., p. 168.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte of the petition of John Yeamans,
Lieutenant Governor of Antigua, shewing that he has a salary of
200l. per an. "settled by her Majesty in Council on him as Lieutenant
Governor" and his commission bears date 7 Sept. 1702 : therefore
praying a privy seal for payment of his salary. Ibid.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of
Brigadier Hen. Conyngham praying that his Regiment may be
allowed full upon the musters from the time they came on the English
Establishment and that subsistence may be allowed for 144 men
wanting to complete same to the English Establishment, together
with an allowance for providing small accoutrements. Ibid., p. 171.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Cornet Geo.
Knox, of Conynyham's Regiment, shewing that he went with 50l. to
raise recruits in Ireland for that Regiment but the money was seized
at Chester by the Customs officer : therefore praying restoration
of same. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer
to stay process against the Earl of Rochford, Master of the Robes
to Wm. III ; his accounts being all made up and sent into Holland
with a commission for taking his oath thereupon. Warrants not
Relating to Money XIX, p. 23.
Same by same to Sir Christopher Wrenn to admit John Churchill
as deputy to Matthew Banks, her Majesty's Carpenter. Ibid.
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a
particular of some old ruinous buildings at Richmond called the
Gallery formerly in the possession of Sir James Butler and Dr.
Griffith between the Gateway or entrance into the Palace out of
Richmond Green and the tenement in lease to the Countess Dowager
of Winchilsea : all in order to a lease thereof to Alexander Cutting.
Prefixing : said Surveyor's report on said Cutting's petition for
same. There have been previous proposals for the premises by one
Clay and by Mr. Borret, Solicitor to the Treasury, on the latter of
which I reported 1702 July 29 valuing a building term lease of 50
years at 16l. per an. though no more than 12l. had been offered. But
no further proceedings were made by either of these proposers. The
old materials on the premises are since much lessened in their value
by the great storm and otherwise. The present petitioner offers only
10l. per an. ground rent but undertakes to lay out 500l. in building.
In regard to the decaying condition of the premises this is the best
offer procurable. Ibid., pp. 26-7.
Same by same to the Postmasters General to build and add a fifth
boat to the four boats now employed in carrying the pacquets to and
from Lisbon : to be employed only during the summer and laid by
in the winter.
Prefixing : memorial from said Postmasters General. In accordance
with your Instructions of 1703-4 Jan. 14 we added a fourth boat
to the three then in use carrying mails between England and Portugal
and some time after received her Majesty's instructions that the said
mails should be sent weekly whereas before they went but fortnightly
but it hath frequently happened by reason of contrary winds or of
privateers that all the boats have been on one side at a time or a
long time at sea thus making several mails due at a time and never
a boat on the contrary side to transport the mails ready there.
Ibid., p. 73.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord
Chamberlain's warrant dated June 14 to the Master of the Great
Wardrobe for the cleaning and mending of 4 pieces of tapestry that
are in her Majesty's bedroom at Kensington, 4 large pieces that are
in the Drawing Room and 5 pieces of Indian figures that are in the
Privy Chamber "and that they be fitted to the respective rooms"
and to repair all the glasses over the chimneys and piers between
the windows in the late Queen's lodgings at Kensington and that
all other necessary repairs be made about the Cabinet tables, stands
and chairs in her Majesty's own lodgings there : to an estimate of
155l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 89.
Report to Treasurer Godolphin from William Blathwayt [in his
capacity of Auditor General of the Plantations] concerning the iron
chest with money found in the sea at Jamaica ut supra p. 274.
I find that the petitioners, on seeking an anchor which they had
lost "off of" Jamaica found an iron chest in the sea wherein, it
is alleged, there was to the value of 370l. sterling in Spanish money
which Col. Handasyde, Governor of that island, immediately ordered
to be seized for her Majesty's use, only allowing the petitioners 20l.
for their pains and trouble, they having as they say, been a little
before taken by the French and suffered the loss of all they had with
a long imprisonment and were some of them disabled in fight.
I have also seen a letter from Col. Handasyde to the Lords Commissioners
for Trade and Plantations setting forth that there was a wreck
found off of Jamaica of 350l. [consisting in] that country money by
a master of a sloop who was dragging for an anchor, which money he,
the said Governor, caused to be secured giving to the finders 50l.
of the best of it namely 20l. to the Master and 30l. to his crew : and
as to the remainder, (which the said Governor avers to be clipped
money and so wasted by the long continuance of it in the water as
to render it impassable and if recoined will not yield as he believes
200l. Jamaica money) he hopes he may deserve her Majesty's grant
of the same ; (alleging precedents of the like grants in the Duke of
Albemarle's time and others) : a moiety whereof he had promised
(if such grant should be made) to the Captain of the Fort to
compensate his diligence in the preservation of the Fort when Port
Royal was burnt, as well as for the care he used in securing the money
found as aforesaid.
I have hereon received the opinion of her Majesty's Advocate
General "that the said wreck or treasure does wholly belong to the
Lord High Admiral as a perquisite of his office (his patent bearing
date 20 May 1702) : so that the petitioners must in this case apply
to his Royal Highness, it having been usual (as he alleges) to grant
such things or the greatest part thereof to the finders."
His Royal Highness having as I understand remitted his perquisites
as Lord High Admiral to her Majesty it is evident that her Majesty
may dispose of such parts of the said wreck to the petitioners as the
finders, and to the said Governor for his service, or reserve the same
or part thereof to herself as she shall think fit.
As to the proper method to have the money duly answered to her
Majesty, if your Lordship shall order the same to be remitted here
it may best be done by a letter signed by her Majesty or your
Lordship directing Colonel Handasyde to remit the same or any part
thereof by good bills of exchange to his correspondent here who
may dispose of the same as her Majesty shall direct.
Prefixing : (a) William Lowndes's letter of June 1 to said
Blathwayt ut supra p. 274 : (b) William Blathwayt's letter dated
Whitehall June 7 to Sir John Cooke, her Majesty's Advocate General
as to the right in the said wreck : (c) undated statement of opinion
by the said Cooke as quoted above by Blathwayt. Out Letters
(Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 259-263.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier
to pay the salary of 28l. per an. to Thomas Webber as Customer of
Bridgwater port. Money Book XVII, p. 382.
Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the
entry and export of the clothing for Col. Handasyde's Regiment lately
arrived at Bristol from Ireland ; same having been imported under
licence of May 10 last in accordance with the Act of 10 Wm. III c. 16
for preventing the exportation of wool out of Ireland and England
into foreign parts. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 378.
Same by same to same to employ — Eathorn as a landwaiter
at Bideford loco John Fortescue preferred.
Thomas Leigh (a landwaiter at the water side for some years)
as waiter and searcher at Barnstaple loco John Bligh removed to the
collector's place at Padstow. Ibid., p. 379.
Same by same to same to sell by auction the small prize wines
brought into Southampton port by the privateer Amity belonging to
Peter Stephens merchant ; and to make said Stephens some
recompense out of the proceeds.
Prefixing : said Commissioners' report on said Stephens' petition.
Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 22.