Warrant Book: September 1705, 1-15

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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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September 1705, 1-15

September 1. John Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed Address [missing] of the Grand Inquest for co. Devon representing that divers considerable frauds have been committed by the Receivers General of Taxes within said County or their deputies. Ibid., p. 129.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of John Grahme, Agent to Col. Lalo's Regiment, praying that the 181l. 18s. 8d. for the additional recruits to said Regiment (which is ordered to be paid out of the respits on the 12 Companies thereof) may be paid out of the respits on the 13 Companies thereof. Reference Book VIII, p. 181.
Treasury reference to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of William Roberts for allowance of 458l. 12s. 1d. which he paid in fees on the several sums which he received at the Exchequer for purchasing lands and also in fees on entering in the several offices 4 years, accounts. Reference Book VIII, p. 185.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Nathaniel French of London merchant praying to be discharged from prison and to have longer time given him for paying his debt of 923l. 1s. 2d. for tobacco Duties. Ibid., p. 217.
Same to Mr. Borret of the petition of Madeleine Nezereau shewing that her cousin Judith Nezereau left an estate of 700l. sterling amongst her relations, three whereof are in France, to whose shares the Queen is entitled : therefore praying a grant thereof. Ibid., p. 193.
September 4. John Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Mr. Cardonel enclosing a memorial [missing] of Monsieur Schmettau complaining of deductions which Mr. Sweet says he must make out of the subsidy for the 8000 Prussians sent to the assistance of the Duke of Savoy : as also Mr. Pauncefort's letter [missing] thereon. The Lord Treasurer has read these papers and doth request you to move the Duke of Marlborough to order Mr. Sweet forthwith to pay the money for the subsidies for the 8000 Prussians without deducting the 2½ per cent. "there being in his Lordship's opinion no manner of pretence for his having made so unreasonable a delay as he hath done on that account, the warrant mentioning that deduction to be made out of the money issued for the Foreign Troops in her Majesty's pay, whereas this is a subsidy for Forces in the King of Prussia's pay". Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 129.
September 8. Money order for 400l. to Walter Hamilton, Lieut. Governor of St. Christopher, for 2 years to 1705 Aug. 9 on his allowance of 200l. per. an. : out of the Four and a Half per cent. Order Book VI, p. 477.
September 10. Same for 100l. to Sir David Mitchell, Gentleman Usher Black Rod, for half a year to Lady day last on his allowance in lieu of perquisites. Ibid., p. 395.
September 11. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 52,242l. 10s. 7d. to Deficient Funds as follows : the said sum representing the income between Aug. 14 last and Sept. 11 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows : viz. 11,851l. 18s. 4d. from Windows ; 1326l. 19s. 3½d. from Additional Impositions ; 1653l. 1s. 6d. from the New Duties on Paper Continued ; 9241l. 17s. 1d. from New Customs ; 3989l. 9s. 6d. from Marriages ; 24,179l. 4s. 10½d. from Continued Impositions : the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows viz. :
The Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 11th Sept., 1705. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 26288 19 1 596 9
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 119928 9 3 4368 12
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 257299 10 8 9834 17
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 44465 13 4 957 7
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 55716 15 2288 19 9
Salt 1711500 0 0 29329 5 18353 18
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0 7615 0 1715 16
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 181992 3 9 4774 0
Vellum and Parchment 224114 7 101206 17 2403 7
Marriages 648000 0 0 168233 8 4 6949 1
4871611 8 0 992076 3 2 52242 10 7
Money Book XVIII, p. 12.
September 12. Money warrant for 2000l. to Robert Harley, one of the Secretaries of State, for secret service : without account. (Money order dated Sept. 12 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Sept. 13 for 500l. apparently in part hereof). Ibid., p. 14. Order Book VI, p. 397. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 12.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of Thomas Hall's bill of 135l. 17s. 0d. for his disbursements in carrying to the Exchequer 620,403l. 0s. 4d. of Excise money from 1704 Dec. 25 to 1705 May 7 as late Cashier of Excise. Appending : report by George Bruere, Deputy Auditor of Excise and Sa[muel] Story, Deputy Comptroller of Excise on said bill. Money Book XVIII, p. 14.
Same by same of the account of Mr. Needham, Register of the late Hospital of the Savoy, to the time of the dissolution thereof.
Appending : said account of the rents and revenues of the said Hospital received by Jacob Balderston since the death of Dr. Henry Killigrew, late Master thereof and of the payments made by Needham thereout and of those which were still due and to be made to Lady day 1702 : total receipts from 1700 March 26 to 1702 July 2 from rents of lands detailed being 298l. 15s. 11d. : payments made thereout 132l. 2s. 8d. ; payments due and to be made to 1702 Lady day 523l. 3s. 4d. ; ditto to 1702 Midsummer 59l. 1s. 3d. including the 4 Chaplains, Dr. Lamb, Dr. Onely, Mr. Cole and Mr. Hook ; Dr. Pratt Lecturer of the Savoy ; Mr. Balders porter ; the 4 sisters ; Mr. Huckley physician and surgeon to the Hospital ; Mr. Finnis subsacrist of the Hospital ; the parson of St. Clement Danes for a composition for tithes ; the Petty Canons of St. Paul's Church for stipend ; Edward Cook, proctor for the Hospital ; John Needham as Register and Councillor and as solicitor. Ibid., pp. 15-18.
William Lowndes to Mrs. Crumpton to deliver to the Auditors of Imprests a state of your late husband's accounts as Paymaster of the Malt Lottery Tickets "and the balance thereon due to her Majesty forthwith to be paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer." Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 131.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the house adjoining the Royal House of Westminster ut supra Treasury Calendar XIX, p. 494 in order to a lease thereof to John Ingledon (Incledon) and Ann his wife.
Prefixing : report by said Surveyor General on the petition of the said Incletons. By patent 1633-4 March 19 Charles I granted to John Wynyard the office of Housekeeper within the Palace of Westminster with the fee of 6d. a day : and Charles II. granted same 1673 June 26 to Margaret, wife of the said Wynyard and to Grace his daughter and subsequently 1676 May 8 the life of Elizabeth a survivor daughter was added and after her that of Ann Incledon, this petitioner, by the name of Ann Wynyard the other surviving daughter. The house or lodgings appurtenant to the said office is in the possession of the petitioners and consists of 2 small ground rooms and a small cellar under the Lord Treasurer's and the Lord Keeper's Apartment at the House of Lords, and 2 other small cellars with a yard, washhouse, passage and conveniences and a piece of garden ground about 48 feet by 38 feet on which the petitioners have lately erected a small room or closet at their own charge, and 2 small rooms, 2 closets, one pair of stairs ; which (with the said 2 small cellars) are very old buildings and in such decay that they are in danger of falling down in a short time. The debt owing to petitioners from the Crown consists in 3 bills for the ancient allowance of 6s. 8d. a day to the housekeepers, servants and labourers employed in the execution of the said office for in all 237l. 6s. 8d. up to viz. 1701-2 March 8, warranted by the Earl of Jersey for payment by the Treasurer of the Chamber. The said allowance is additional to the petitioners' fee of 6d. a day.
In this time of frequent Parliaments the service of their office is greater than it formerly was and the lodgings are not sufficient for the petitioners' family who rent some rooms adjoining by the year. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 91-2.
Same by same to Henry St. John, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant to pay the respited pay of Major Bretton and Capt. Dingley, as Captains of Cowes and Yarmouth Castles, Isle of Wight, from 1704 June 25 to 1704-5 Feb. 24 : it appearing that in the [Army] Establishments for 1704 and 1705 there are Captains allowed for these 2 Castles although the patent of Lord Cutts as Governor of the Isle of Wight constitutes him Captain and Governor of all castles and fortifications therein.
Prefixing : report of the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on the memorial of said Bretton and Dingley. Ibid., pp. 94-5.
Same by same to same for a like warrant for paying 92l. 16s. 5d. to Terrence Mahon, Deputy Marshal of the Savoy, for repairing the Marshalsea in the Savoy.
Prefixing : report ut supra. After several mutinous attempts and breaches made by the soldiers, deserters and recruits in the Savoy, the Duke of Marlborough gave verbal order through Mr. Cardonnel for the repair of the Marshalsea which was very ruinous and weak and not sufficient to secure the soldiers therein : as is attested by John Morse, one of the clerks belonging to the Judge Advocate. Ibid., pp. 96-7.
Same by same to same for a same for paying 49l. 6s. 0d. to Sir Richard Temple's Regiment for respits on its landing in England from Ireland, by reason the persons respited were left sick in the Hospital at Dublin.
Prefixing : report ut supra. The allowance for the 46 sick men may pass. "But we see no reason for any allowance to be made for the respits on the new raised men in regard they were mustered the next muster after levy money was paid them, which levy money by the practice of the army is not only to raise but also to subsist the men till the first muster." Ibid., p. 97.
Same by same to same for a same for paying 664l. 11s. 3d. to Col. Jos. Dudley, Governor of New England, viz. 385l. 16s. 7d. for subsistence to the Officers, soldiers' quarters, clothing and provisions furnished to Capt. Walton's Company on shipboard in their passage to and from Jamaica, and the remaining 278l. 17s. 0d. for levy money, arms and hire of a sloop for transportation of the said Company.
Prefixing : report ut supra. By command of the Earl of Nottingham in 1702 the said Dudley caused 2 Companies to be raised in New England and transported to Jamaica under the command of Capt. Lorrimer and Capt. Walton. His disbursements relating to Lorrimer's Company were satisfied in August 1703. For Walton's Company the disbursements were made by Sir Cha. Hobby, Col. Patridge (Partridge) and Col. Dudley. The clearings of the two Companies from their raising to their disbandment amount to 881l. 6s. 4d. for Capt. Lorrymer's and 881l. 12s. 6d. for Capt. Walton's, according to Mr. Howe's report on the petition of Walter Stewart and James Campbell for said Lorrymere and of Simon Apthorp for Capt. Walton, being the persons to whom the said two Captains had assigned the whole pay of their Companies. The above sum may be paid out of the relative clearings. Ibid., pp. 108-9.
September 13. Money warrant for 20l. to Robert Owen, clerk, for his passage to Maryland as a chaplain, he having been sometime a chaplain there but was called thence upon hopes of an estate which he had notice was fallen to him but being disappointed therein he is desirous of returning. (Money order dated Sept. 23 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 20. Order Book VI, p. 398.
Same for 10,000l. to Edward Nicholas as imprest in part of 30,000l. as by the privy seal of Aug. 21 last supra p. 377. (Money order dated Sept. 18 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 20. Order Book VI, p. 398.
Same for 400l. to Samuel Travers for 2 years to June 24 last on his allowance for extraordinary pains in his office as Surveyor General of Crown Lands. (Money order dated Sept. 12 [sic? for 22] hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 22. Order Book VI, p. 398. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 14.
Dormant warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 12l. 9s. 2d. per an. to Samuel Abbott as Comptroller of Boston port. Money Book XVIII, p. 22.
Letter of direction for 13,000l. to the Navy Treasurer to be applied as follows : viz.
for Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of the Marines, on account of subsistence of the Marine Regiments ; whereof 700l. out of loans on the eighth 4s. Aid 2238l. 7s. 6d. out of loans on the Two Thirds Subsidy and 2061l. 12s. 6d. out of Contributions for Annuities 5000
for Wear and Tear, and is to be paid to Mr. Gold and Mr. Hall upon account for providing pitch and tar for the Navy : out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1705 3000
for Wear and Tear, to be applied to bills of exchange : out of same 5000
(William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to pay said 5000l. to said Whitfeild). Disposition Book XVIII, pp. 9, 10.
Same for 5000l. to Mr. Brydges on his order for 885,193l. 3s. 6d. for the 40,000 men : to be issued out of loans to be made by himself on credit of the Duties on Malt anno 1705 (for which loans the orders are to be drawn without interest) : and is intended to be reserved in said Brydges' hands to await the Lord Treasurer's directions for services of the said 40,000 men. Ibid., p. 10.
William Lowndes to Mr. St. John to prepare a royal warrant for payment of 300l. to Major Lloyd, Captain of the Company of Foot at Newfoundland, without deduction of poundage : by way of imprest to answer any extraordinary services that may be necessary to be supplied there. Ibid., p. 10. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 131.
Letter of direction for 12,720l. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons : out of loans on Low Wines : for services as follows viz.
in further part of 98,969l. 0s. 10d. for 5000 new additional men for sea service anno 1705
for 84 days' pay advanced by the Earl of Peterborough to the Major General, one Brigadier and 2 aides de camp attending him in the present Expedition 420
to satisfy several bills of exchange drawn by Mr. Methwyn, Ambassador in Portugal, on Mr. How for 40,000 milreis in part of 60,000 milreis which were put into the hands of Mr. Vincent, Deputy Paymaster to the Forces under the Earl of Peterborough, for the use of the said Forces ; at the rate of 6s. per milrei 12000
in part of 264,874l. 0s. 10d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1705
for Major Lloyd, Captain of the Company of Foot at Newfoundland, as imprest for any necessary extraordinary services 300
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 11.
Same for 4819l. 13s. 9¼d. to the Paymaster of the Works, to clear the debt in the Office of the Works for the months of January, February and March last : out of Civil List moneys. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to certify the Lord Treasurer how much 2 quarters to the Yards will amount to and to what time it will pay them. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 131.
Same to the Agents for Taxes. Write to the Grand Inquest for co. Devon to nominate qualified persons to enquire into the frauds committed by the Receivers General of Taxes in said county. Ibid., p. 132.
Same to Lady Falkland. The accounts of the late Visct. Falkland as Navy Treasurer are not yet passed. The neglect thereof is of ill consequence for the public service. Please prosecute the passing thereof or the Lord Treasurer will not be able to stay process against you. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. I have read to the Lord Treasurer your state of the reversionary annuities and returned debentures which remained in your hands. He desires you to send an account of the applications of about 22,000l. in debentures given by Parliament for discharging of arrears to the pensioners of Chelsea Hospital and also a list of the persons and sums to whom the sum of about 1400l. is to be paid in satisfaction of the money due to the dead pensioners of Chelsea Hospital, so that he may direct payment thereof out of the remains in your hands of the reversionary annuities and returned debentures and out of the 30 per cent. saved out of the pay of the arrears of the New York Forces : see supra p. 373. Ibid., p. 133.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Hall as waiter and searcher for the Four and a Half per cent. Duty at Spight's Bay in Barbados loco John Brinsdon deceased.
John Cave as a tidesman, Southampton port, loco William Spencer deceased.
Ralph Dodd as a boatman, Chester port, loco Stephen Wilkinson dismissed.
Geo. Trapnett as a tidesman at Bideford loco Geo. Baker deceased.
William Pearson as a boatman at Blakeney and Cley loco Francis Grimstone who has declined that employment.
Jacob Davies as waiter and searcher at Briton Ferry in Swansea port loco Arthur Crew deceased, at the established salary and to enjoy the searcher's fees.
Theo. Painter as an established boatman in Plymouth port loco Peter Bayly deceased and his [previous] salary of 25l., paid out of incidents, is to be saved. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 389.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sir Bazill Firebrass et al. wine merchants of London, shewing that several of them have paid all their bonds and others near all, that the Customs Commissioners have ordered their payments to be endorsed on the bonds, but the bonds not to be delivered up unless the interest be paid up ; "which they say they never heard of before and if insisted on they will be losers by all the wines they have sold for some time past" therefore praying that such bonds as are endorsed "principal paid" may be delivered up "such bonds lying out against them at the Custom House being a great lessening of their credit." Reference Book VIII, p. 182.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Anne Browne widow praying payment of her dead son's pay as Ensign in Lord Charlemont's Regiment. Ibid. Same to same of the petition of Jos. Lowden and William Wilson serjeants in Lord Charlemont's said Regiment, praying payment of their subsistence for their service in the West Indies. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Joseph Welsh, Ensign in the above Regiment shewing that he and 2 serjeants were commanded to Portugal when the Regiment was paid their West India pay, "whereby they are respited their pay for that [Cadiz] Expedition" : therefore praying to be relieved therein. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Lieut. Col. Sutton of Brigadier Webb's Regiment setting forth his long sickness which has taken away the use of his limbs occasioned by the violent colds gotten in the service : therefore praying some consideration. Ibid., p. 184.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Webb, Receiver General for co. Gloucester, praying payment of 835l. for his extraordinary charges in his receipt anno 1702 and in the passing of his accounts to March 25 last. Ibid., p. 183.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the plot of ground in Greencloth Yard ut supra p. 270 in order to a fresh lease thereof to Charles Scarborough.
Prefixing : said Surveyor's report on said Scarborough's petition for same. The premises were granted on lease to Sir Alexander Frazier, the King's physician 1677 April 2 for 31 years. It lies on the east of Thomas Windham's ground. Mr. Windham lets now for about 50l. per an. The house was damaged in the fire and has lain long empty and the east front must be run up new. I advise a fine of 150l. on renewal. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 93-4.
Same by same to the Secretary at War to prepare a royal warrant for paying 258l. for levy money of 86 men to recruit the 4 Companies in New York.
Prefixing : report by the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on the representation from the Board of Trade and Plantations shewing that they are informed by Visct. Cornbury from New York that about 100 men are wanting in the said Companies and that by the respits of the muster rolls there is now more than a sufficient sum saved, to make the recruits. Former recruits for these Companies were made out of broken Regiments and Companies which were sent to the West Indies at the public charge. The sum of 735l. 3s. 0d. is saved by respits from 1703-4 Jan. 1 to 1704 Dec. 24. Ibid., pp. 96-7.
Same by same to same for a same for payment of 95l. 8s. 0d. to Col. Rivers' Regiment in full of all demands for pay of new raised men from the dates of the certificates by the Justices of the Peace to the day of their first muster.
Prefixing : report ut supra. Col. Rivers was obliged to send 2 or 300 miles to raise recruits which could not be entered into pay till mustered, and the Prince of Denmark promised that they should be allowed their pay from the dates of the Justices' certificates. We apprehend that the intention of this promise was only for men who, by reason of the distance, could not be mustered at the next muster after their enlistment. Ibid., p. 98.
Same by same to Auditor Harley to prepare for declaration the account of Sir William Robinson of the moneys received by him and Francis Cuff Esq. and James Vickars gent, his deputies, as Commissary General of the Provisions, during the time they remained at Chester, for supplying the Army and transporting the Forces employed in reducing Ireland, to wit from 24 Dec. 1689 to 14 May 1692.
Prefixing : state of said account as drawn by Auditor Edward Harley and dated 4 Aug. 1705 (total charge 15,079l. 14s. 5¼d. : discharge 14,346l. 3s. 0¾d. : remains 733l. 11s. 4½d.)
Charge :
£ s. d.
remains at the foot of this accomptant's accompt for buildings in Ireland and other services between 21 Aug. 1690 and 22 Oct. 1692 [sic] which he desires may be brought to the charge of this accompt 9 8
money imprested to this accomptant and his deputy Francis Cuff by William Harbord formerly Paymaster of the Forces in Ireland 7327 0 8
ditto imprested by Charles Fox the succeeding Paymaster there 250 0 0
money imprested to James Vickars his other deputy 6770 0 0
money received for stores sold by order of the Lords Committees for the Affairs of Ireland 723 5 0
total charge £15079 14
Discharge :
£ s. d.
paid for provisions, detailed, wheat, oats, cheese, beer, shoes, sacks, ironwork 13122 1 11¼
Contingencies, detailed (carriage and boatage, straw, garbarage of stores from Chester to Hoylake and Parkgate, freight including 13l. 10s. 0d. to Henry Vallett in part of the labourers' hire, cooperage, rent etc., and freight of his ship Providence which appears to have been again paid him by the Commissioners of Transportation by a debenture No. 152 dated 20 Aug. 1695 for 384l. 7s. 6d. payable to John Ward for the full freight but whether this double payment shall be reimbursed to the Crown by deducting the same at the Exchequer upon the first payment to be made upon the said debenture or by setting it in super upon the said Vallett on this account is submitted to the Treasury Lords ; likewise for carpenters' work in erecting a storehouse at Hoylake pursuant to an order of 6 March 1689-90 from the Lords Committees for the Affairs of Ireland 1224 1
£14346 0
remains £733 11
Auditor's memorandum :
The accomptant received several quantities of provisions in kind from Capt. Shales and others, of which he has rendered an account upon oath. Such of them as are not accompted for are charged upon Mr. Vanhomrigh and others.
He claims allowance of 22l. 8s. 11d. for a small quantity of provisions applied for the transporting French recruits and recruits of Duke of Schomberg's Regiment, for which he believes his deputy gave notice to the Paymaster to make deductions as well as for other provisions which appear to be deducted for ; and in regard a considerable sum is charged to the French Regiments for provisions delivered them, he says tis probable these recruit provisions are part of those deducted : but whether they be so does not appear to me.
He further claims for a small wastage of provisions and 792l. 10s. 2d. for salaries, contingencies, stationery ware, passing his accounts etc.
Followed by : (1) report dated 18 Aug. 1705 by the said Auditor Edward Harley and by R. Barker, Deputy [Queen's] Remembrancer on the said Robinson's demands of 792l. 10s. 2d. for salaries, contingencies etc. as above. This report quotes orders of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland of 11 Jan. 1689-90 requiring Robinson to appoint Deputies ; and by minutes from the Council Books of the 7th and 19th Feb. 1689-90 he deputed the said Cuff and Vickars. And it appears by similar minutes of 28 March, 16 April, 11 June, 30 June, 8 Aug. 1690 and 6 March 1690-1 and 8 April 1691, 4 June and 12 Aug. that the said Committee did send orders to and receive letters from the said Deputies directing the buying and disposing of provisions and that money was issued to them from the Treasury to buy provisions etc.
(2) Sir William Robinson's memorial dated Aug. 1705 concerning the said claim of 792l. 10s. 7d.
(3) Detailed statement of the items composing said claim.
Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 101-107.
September 14. William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed report [missing] of Lord Halifax, the Auditor of the Receipt, on John Knight's petition touching a stop which he desires to be put on any further payment of several annuity orders therein mentioned wherein he and Bartholomew Burton have equal right. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 134.