Warrant Book: September 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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September 1705, 16-30

September 16. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Henry Chubb praying that the 84l. 13s. 2d. balance of his disbursements in prosecuting divers encroachments on part of the manor of Bucklawren may be satisfied out of the fine of a lease now passing to John Hoskyn. Reference Book VIII, p. 184.
September 17. Royal warrant to Edward Nicholas to pay 100l. to the Countess of Cassilis and 50l. to Thomas Cornwallis as royal bounty. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 457.
Same to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, to acknowledge satisfaction on record of the fines of 80l. and 370l. set on John Tamblyn, Robert Roscrow and Thomas Vessent for running 160 bushels of foreign salt and certain French wines and brandies in Padstow port in Trinity term 1704 : they and their families being reduced to a miserable condition : the charges of prosecution, being 192l. 6s. 0d., and the 62l. 8s. 2d. share for the prosecutor Charles Jones being to be first paid. Ibid., pp. 458-9.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 200l. per an. to John Yeomans, as Lieut. Governor of Antigua, to date from 10 April 1703 : out of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty : the Commissioners for Trade having by their memorial of 2 April 1703 proposed that it would be for the good of the service and of trade by freeing the Lieut. Governors of the Leeward Islands from their dependence on the Assemblies to allow them a salary of 200l. per an. each in lieu of all presents from the Assemblies : which the Queen was pleased to approve by order in Council dated 1703 April 10 : and further William Blathwaite having reported (on said Yeomans' petition who was appointed such Lieut. Governor 1702 Sept. 7) that he has not at any time since the date of his commission taken or received any manner of present or gift from the Council or Assembly. Ibid., pp. 459-60.
Royal warrant [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] to pay to James, Earl of Abercorn 3000l. out of the revenue of Ireland (by 1000l. a year from 1705 June 24) as in satisfaction of all his pretences to the grant of 500l. per an. or to the lighthouses in Ireland under the grant to Sir Robert Reading and Jane, Countess of Mountrath his wife, of date 1667 July 16 which grant of lighthouses was surrendered on a representation of the House of Commons in England that the payment of the Duties towards these lighthouses was a grievance ; whereupon Charles II granted them 500l. per an. 1672 July 29 for the remainder of the term of said lighthouse grant ; and the said Earl of Abercorn married Elizabeth the only daughter of said Countess whereon the said Robert conveyed by deed dated 1683-4 Jan. 22 said 500l. a year to said Earl. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 367-8.
September 18. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing the memorial [missing] of Count Gallas, Envoy from the Emperor of Germany, concerning goods arrived at Harwich "being a present sent by the said Emperor for his brother the King of Spain." Please give all respect and despatch in the passing thereof. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 132.
John Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Sir Lambert Blackwell. The Lord Treasurer has taken into consideration the occasion there may be of supplying money credits at Leghorn or Genoa for the land Forces under the Earl of Peterborough. He is very sensible of your readiness and inclination to give your best assistance in that matter and desires you will forthwith write to merchants there to furnish to the said Earl or Mr. Henry Vincent (deputy to John Howe Esq.) such sums in the best manner and at the easiest rates that may be as they can conveniently supply for that purpose, drawing bills on said Earl or said Vincent or the Paymaster General here in reimbursement : which bills shall be punctually paid when due without any delay. Ibid., p. 133.
September 19. Letter of direction for 30,000l. to Mr. Brydges in part of 885,193l. 3s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1705 : out of funds as follows viz. 3497l. 13s. 11¼d. of loans on Low Wines, 12,894l. 11s. 9d. of loans on Two Thirds Subsidy, 13,607l. 14s. 3½d. of Contributions for Annuities : and is to be applied for subsistence of the Subject Troops and full pay of the Foreign Forces composing the 40,000 men for 61 days Oct. 24 next to Dec. 23 next. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 12.
Fiat by Treasurer Godolphin for royal letters patent to constitute Samuel Binks as one of the Customers of Southampton port loco John Weaver deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 389.
Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners to insert on the Customs Establishment additional salaries of 20l. per an. each to Henry Strutt, William Selby and Edward Anderson 3 riding officers upon the borders of Scotland to make their salaries 80l. per an. each to enable each of them to maintain a servant and another horse to accompany and assist them in their respective circuits : and the like addition to William Hunter, the riding surveyor on the borders of Scotland between Berwick and Carlisle for the better support of himself, his servant and horses in his large district : "and you are to take care that the said several officers and their servants be furnished with fire arms for their defence against the insults of the smugglers."
Prefixing : report by the said Commissioners on the petition of merchants, clothiers and other traders in the woollen manufacture in and about Leeds and Halifax in co. Yorks. representing the great decay of their trade occasioned by vast quantities of wool carried into Scotland from cos. Durham, Northumberland and Cumberland and from thence transported into France and other foreign parts and praying an establishment of officers along the borders of Scotland as in Kent and Sussex : that the offenders are grown so bold that they come above 50 miles and carry wool off in despite of all laws.
Hereon the Commissioners report that by the Act of 10 Wm. III c. 16 all wool within 15 miles of the borders of Scotland was put under the same regulations as by the act of I Wm. and Mary c. 32 for all wool within 5 miles of the sea and was to be registered in the Customs offices in the like manner : and proper instructions and forms for such registering have been sent to the officers. It is reported to us by Mr. Mein and Mr. Waters who were lately employed in surveying the northern ports and by Mr. Baker, Surveyor General of the riding officers for the guard of the coasts of Kent and Sussex, that the officers already settled on the border are conveniently placed for preventing said trade but that increases to the officers as above may be granted and that they and all their servants may be provided with fire arms as are allowed to the officers in Kent and Sussex "which they conceive is all that can be done to prevent this clandestine trade without the assistance of a military force." Ibid., pp. 390-1.
Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of the Works of the petition of Phillip Harris, her Majesty's locksmith, ut supra Treasury Calendar XIX, p. 561. They are to report by what orders his works are performed. Reference Book VIII, p. 150.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sarah Bub, widow of Jo[h]n Bub (Bubb) of Bristol merchant, shewing that her husband had been a considerable trader and paid several thousand pounds in Customs but was reduced to great extremity by losses in trade during the war and is now indebted 2078l. 19s. 10d. on tobacco bonds, to satisfy which his estate to the value of 1600l. has been extended ; therefore praying that on payment of the remainder of the principal money on said bonds the interest may be remitted. Ibid., p. 183.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Alexander Cutting of the structure called the Gallery, in great ruin, reputed parcel of the ancient palace of Richmond alias West Sheene now or late in the tenure of Sir James Butler and Griffith doctor of medicine, abutting south west on the Green Court or Yard and extending to the garden of the Dowager Countess of Winchilsea.
Prefixing : Surveyor General's constat and ratal of the premises : The lessee is to covenant to lay out 600l. in new building and improvement in 2 years. He is to have all the old materials of the premises and to be freed from rent for the first 2 years. The lease is to pass without fine in consideration of 600l. to be laid out by this lessee in buildings and improvements.
Followed by : undated entry of the Treasury Lords' subscription of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 111-113, 135.
September 20. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Ann Hopper, widow of Symon Hopper, of a messuage and garden in Richmond in her tenure and a small piece of waste land thereto, reputed parcel of the abovesaid ancient palace and abutting south east on the Green Court &c.
Prefixing : constat and ratal ut supra.
Followed by : docquet entry ut supra. Ibid., pp. 114-116, 135.
Same by same to the Stamp Commissioners to repay to officers of the Stamp Duties of not above 50l. per an. salary their assessments to Land Tax. Money Book XVIII, p. 21.
Money order for 250l. to Sir Lambert Blackwell, for one quarter to April 23 last on his allowance or salary of 1000l. per an. as Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Tuscany. Order Book VI, p. 399. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 14.
Letter of direction for 20,000l. to the Navy Treasurer : out of Contributions for Annuities : and is to be applied to seamen's Wages. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 12.
Same for 150l. to Edward Nicholas : out of Civil List moneys : and is to be paid over by him according to directions from her Majesty. Ibid., p. 13.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] giving an account of a considerable quantity of arms being on board some Dutch vessels now at Shields and designed for Scotland. Please make strict inquiry and stop such arms if found and give the Lord Treasurer an immediate account thereof. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 133.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to repair or rebuild in the most frugal manner that may be the sentry boxes at Whitehall, the Tilt Yard, St. James's and Kensington ; Col. Gilbert Primrose, Major of the First Regiment of Foot Guards, having represented that the existing boxes are so bad that the sentrys cannot stand in them in cold and wet weather. Ibid., p. 134.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Mary Holmes, widow of Lieut. Holmes in the Earl of Donegal's Regiment, praying payment of her husband's arrears "who was killed at Gardeloup the 11 of April 1703." Reference Book VIII, p. 183.
Same to same of the petition of Capt. John Wildman in Steward's Regiment praying payment of the clearings due to him in that Regiment "which he alleges to amount to above 700l. and are unjustly kept from him by the Colonel." Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Salt Commissioners to admit John Pye to compound a Salt Duty debt of 513l. 6s. 8d. incurred in 1698 and 1699.
Prefixing : report by said Commissioners on the case. Petitioner's claim for 3000l. due to him out of Salt Duties for the drawback of 125,125 codfish exported 4 or 5 years since is a mere pretence, for they were small undersize fish and not entitled to a drawback, as we reported to your Lordship on the 9th Nov. 1703. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 110.
Sept. 24. Money warrant for 25l. to the heirs of Col. Charles Fairfax for last June 24 quarter on their perpetuity. Money Book XVIII, p. 5. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 17.
Same for 40l. to John Tucker for same quarter's salary as Keeper of the Paper Office.
375l. to Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery for same time on the allowance of 1000l. per an. in lieu of diet and 500l. as royal bounty as Lord President of the Privy Council. (Money order dated Sept. 25 hereon).
1750l. to the Commissioners for Trade for same quarter's salaries. (Money order ut supra).
290l. 15s. 0d. to William Popple for same quarter's salaries to himself and the clerks and officers under the Commissioners for Trade. (Money order ut supra).
100l. to the 4 clerks of the Privy Council for same quarter's allowance for attending Trade and Plantation business. (Money order ut supra).
150l. to Peregrine Bertie, Vice Chamberlain of the Household, for same quarter's allowance.
50l. to Sir David Mitchell, Gentleman Usher Black Rod, for same quarter's allowance in lieu of perquisites. (Money order ut supra).
34l. 10s. 0d. to Theophilus Westwood, an underkeeper of Richmond New Park, for half a year's salaries to June 24 last for the underkeepers &c. of said park.
25l. to Sir Charles Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies, for last June 24 quarter's allowance in lieu of bills. (Money order ut supra).
50l. to same for same quarter's fee or salary as same.
30l. 8s. 4d. to Charles Cotterell Esq. for same quarter's patent fee as assistant to the Master of the Ceremonies.
750l. to the Duke and Duchess Dowager of Grafton for same quarter's annuities.
105l. to the Kings' Heralds and Pursuivants at Arms, detailed, for same quarter's salaries.
1000l. to the Duchess of Buccleuch for same quarter's annuity.
101l. 16s. 5d. to the officers, detailed, of the Board of Works for same quarter's and fees and salaries.
750l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton for same quarter's annuity.
150l. to Sir Francis Wyndham for same quarter on his pension.
100l. to Rachell and Frances Windham, daughters of Dame Anne
Windham, for last June 24 quarter's pension.
125l. to Thomas Lane Esq. for same.
125l. to Jam. Gastigny for same.
25l. to Amias Hext for same.
30l. to Jane Browning for half a year to June 24 last on her pension.
15l. to the Vicars of the Cathedral Church of Lichfield for one year to same date on their perpetuity.
7l. 10s. 0d. to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield for 3 quarters to same date on their perpetuity.
25l. to the heirs of Nicholas Yates for last June 24 quarter on their pension : of which 5l. is for Ann Tonks.
75l. to Henry Lowman and Mary his wife for same quarter's fee or salary as Housekeeper and Wardrobekeeper at Kensington Palace.
500l. to Thomas, Visct. Dupplin as assignee of the heir of the Earl of Kinnoull for half a year to Sept. 29 last on the said Earl's annuity.
50l. to William Blencowe for half a year to June 24 last on the allowance for deciphering. (Money order dated Oct. 31 hereon).
97l. 18s. 4d. to Malachy Thurston for same on his several fees as Knight Harbinger.
20l. to Dartmouth Corporation for same on the perpetuity granted by Henry VII.
343l. 2s. 6d. to Charles, Duke of St. Albans for last June 24 quarter's fees &c. as Master of the Hawks.
25l. to Lyme Regis Corporation for same on the annuity for repair of the Cobb. (Money order dated Oct. 10 hereon).
250l. to the 4 Clerks of the Privy Council (William Blathwayte, John Povey, Edward Southwell and Christopher Musgrave) for same quarter's salaries.
250l. to Montague, Earl of Abingdon for same quarter's fee or salary as Constable of the Tower.
9l. 2s. 6d. to Robert Ford for same quarter's fees as Keeper of her Majesty's Gardens at Newmarket.
50l. to Thomas Walker for same quarter's salary as Housekeeper of Newmarket Palace.
28l. 15s. 0d. to James Chase for same quarter's fee or salary as Apothecary in Ordinary to her Majesty's person.
25l. 1s. 10½d. each to the Serjeants at Arms (Thomas Charnock, Reginald Riley, Samuell Powell, Joseph Lawson, Thomas Turst, Edmund Williamson, John Templer, Benj. Gregg, Daniel Gardner, Matthew Hutton) for same quarter's fees and board wages.
50l. to Dr. Richard Bentley for same quarter's salary as Keeper of her Majesty's Libraries.
62l. 5s. 10d. to William Young for same quarter on his annuity.
27l. 7s. 6d. to Laurence, Earl of Rochester for same quarter's fee of 6s. a day as Keeper of Richmond New Park.
40l. to Richard Hill for half a year's salary to June 24 last as Latin Secretary to her Majesty.
24l. 3s. 4d. to John Cooke, Clerk of the Foreign Estreats in the Exchequer Court, for last June 24 quarter on his several fees for services as to Recusant records.
13l. 6s. 8d. to William Jones for same quarter's fees as Apothecary to the Household.
10l. to Joseph Cranmer and Charles Milbourne the two Secondaries of the Pipe for half a year to June 24 last on their salaries.
33l. 0s. 10d. to Horatio Moor, Keeper or Master of her Majesty's Tennis Courts, for last June 24 quarter's fees or salaries.
45l. 10s. 0d. to George, Duke of Northumberland, for same quarter's fee as Governor and Captain of Windsor Castle.
455l. to John, Duke of Newcastle for same quarter's diet allowance and fees as Lord Privy Seal. (Money order dated now 15 hereon.)
13l. 19s. 4d. to the Queen's Remembrancer in the Exchequer Court for same quarter's salary. Money Book XVIII, pp. 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 37, 39, 40, 41, 43, 48, 49, 52, 53, 54, 64, 69. Order Book VI, pp. 399, 400, 402, 403, 406, 410, 415. Disposition Book XVIII, pp. 17, 18.
Money warrant for 166l. 9s. 2d. to William Clayton for building a rubbing house near her Majesty's Stables at Newmarket. (Money order dated Sept. 24 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 25. Order Book VI, p. 399. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 14.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt for tallies on the Tenths of the diocese of York &c. for 25l. to Ann Rogers for last June 24 quarter's annuity.
The like for 50l. for Thomas Whitgrave for same on his pension. Money Book XVIII, pp. 28, 29. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 18.
Money warrant for 10l. to Charles Whittaker junr. for last June 24 quarter's salary as Foreign Apposer in the Exchequer Court. Money Book XVIII, p. 235.
Same for 10l. to John Pottinger for 1705 June 24 quarter as Comptroller of the Pipe. Ibid, p. 153.
Letter of direction for 23,481l. 3s. 8¾d. to Mr. How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons : out of Contributions for Annuities : and is for the services following viz. :
£ s. d.
in further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1705
for 33 days' subsistence for the Troops and Regiments in England from 22 Sept. inst. to Oct. 24 next 13549 13 0
for 61 days' clearings for the Earl of Essex's Dragoons to June 24 last 668 9 2
for 61 days' pay for several Garrisons for the same time 428 9
in further part of 87,125l. for the 5000 men for sea service anno 1705
for 33 days' subsistence to Lord Paston's Regiment to Oct. 24 next 869 13 9
the like for Col. Whetham's and Col. Livesay's additional Companies 265 17 8
for 61 days' clearings to Col. Rook's Regiment to 24 June last 800 17 7
the like for the said Regiment to Aug. 24 last 799 16 11
in further part of 98,969l. 10s. 0d. for the 5000 new additional men anno 1705
for subsistence to the Regiments of Cols. Wynn, Lillingston and Lepell : on account 1000 0 0
to complete the subsistence of the Regiments of Col. Soames, Breton, and Sir Charles Hotham to the 21st inst 990 18 9
for clearings to Col. Soames' Regiment from the days of raising to June 24 last 1498 6 5
for 33 days' subsistence to the said Regiment to Oct. 24 next 2609 1 3
£23481 3
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 13.
Letter of direction for 3000l. to John Tailer, Deputy to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands : out of Civil List moneys : as in further part of 20,000l. for building etc. at Woodstock : which will make 13,000l. paid in part thereof. Ibid., p. 14.
Same for 7581l. 12s. 6¼d. to the Cofferer of the Household : out of Civil List moneys : and is to complete what remains due to the Household for last June 24 quarter. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to carry out Count Gallas's wish, as by his enclosed memorial [missing], to wit for the goods which have been brought up from Harwich to be exported for the King of Spain without being opened at Falmouth. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 134.
Same to the Attorney General enclosing the Customs Commissioners' presentment [missing] touching a cause depending in the Exchequer Court relating to the new Subsidy on Prizage Wines. The Lord Treasurer desires you to be very careful in the prosecution of this cause, it being of very great consequence to her Majesty's revenue. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes. The Lord Treasurer finds by the enclosed account [missing] that 154,222l. is yet standing out in arrear on the Land Tax anno 1704. Please write to the several Receivers chargeable with the said arrear for their reasons for this : and lay their answers before my Lord. Ibid., p. 135.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners. Your accounts are passed no further than midsummer 1703. Please prosecute your account for the two subsequent years to June 24 last with all diligence. (A similar letter to Mr. Brewer as Receiver General for Prizes). (The like to the Commissioners for Transports concerning their accounts which are several years behind). (The like to Mr. Nutin as Treasurer for Transports service). Ibid., pp. 135-6.
Same to Mr. Baker. The papers and vouchers relating to the accounts of the late Visct. Falkland as Navy Treasurer remain in the hands of Mr. Tailor who was his accomptant, and Lady Falkland represents that he refuses to make up the said Viscount's accounts. Please write him that unless he forthwith makes up the same he will be prosecuted. Ibid., p. 136.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed report [missing] of Samuel Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, on William Palmes's petition touching the grant desired by him of the estate of Thomas White alias Whitebread convicted of high treason. Has the Queen a probable title to the said estate? Ibid.
Same to abovesaid Samuel Travers to make a new survey of the messuage called Morehall and some lands in Upwell and Outwell in Norfolk referred to in the said Travers's report on said Palmes's petition. Ibid.
Same to Secretary Hedges. The Lord Treasurer has read the enclosed petition and confession [missing] of Robert Presgrave praying a pardon as to any frauds by him committed in the Receipt of the Exchequer "he having to the utmost of his power complied with [the] conditions of her Majesty's letter of privy seal giving him licence to return into England in order to make an ingenuous confession how his frauds were committed." The Lord Treasurer has no objection to such pardon. Ibid., p. 137.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed information [missing] of John Peterson, late master of the Swedish ship Charles the Twelfth, giving an account of two voyages he made with tobacco from London to Dieppe. Ibid., p. 138.
Same to Mr. Dodd and Mr. Warters enclosing copies [missing] of two papers sent to Secretary Hedges by Col. Seymour, Governor of Maryland, relating to a French ship brought in thither as a perquisite of the Admiralty. Take care that the proceeds thereof be duly accounted for. Please apply for any new authority you think necessary for the Admiralty Court in that Province [of Maryland]. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to state the enclosed accounts [missing] of Robert Crompton, late Paymaster of the Malt Tickets, deceased. Ibid., p. 139.
Same to Mr. Baker to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Sir Thomas Pelham ; and also Henry Pelham's certificate relating to John Diplock. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Sir Thomas Pelham and the Customs Officers at Newhaven relating to some French wines and brandies forced on shore there. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Jonathan Filks (a landwaiter for many years and at present Comptroller of one of the warehouses for prohibited East India goods) as surveyor of Cowes port loco Thomas Tye deceased.
John Jones as collector at Shoreham loco Francis Mose preferred as below.
Francis Mose, Collector of Shoreham, as Collector at Chichester and as one of the supervisors of the riding officers for the wool business there, loco Samuell Binks preferred to be Customer of Southampton port.
Samuell Binks, Customer of Southampton port, to reside at Portsmouth, a member of the said port, and to take on him the collection of the Customs there with an [extra] allowance of 30l. per an. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 392.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas King shewing that in August 1704 he imported in the ship Indian King 102 hogsheads of tobacco and paid all Duties, but two months after he entered 28 hogsheads for Rotterdam but they were seized because he "had not allowed what was deducted upon the importation for damage" : therefore prays a non pros in regard he is of another trade and ignorant of what was fit to be done and left it to his cooper. Reference Book VIII, p. 184.
Same to same of the petition of Geo. Nicholas Esq. survivor in the grant to himself and William Rumbold of the office of Surveyor General of the Customs Great and Small ; praying that in view of his age and infirmity John Nicholas of All Cannings co. Wilts, may be appointed his deputy. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes to depute Alexander Hamilton as Agent for Prizes to go on board the Fleet that is now at the West Indies, William Burnaby having declined same.
Prefixing : said Commissioners' report on said Hamilton's security. He desires the passage of himself, clerk and servant on board the pacquet boat till he shall arrive at the said fleet. He is a person of consideration who has formerly lived in those parts. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 117.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners to sell by inch of candle some small white French prize wines on the ships Uhlostad, Peace dogger and Meure Mason on the petition of John Mascall, Walter Devereux, and James Cheesley of London merchants.
Prefixing : report by said Commissioners on the petition of said merchants. Ibid., p. 118.
Same by same to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, to make forth commissions of inquiry as to derelict lands on the coast between Wells and Walton in co. Norfolk and between Barton and St. Mary in Co. Lincoln, as petitioned for by Capt. Davison, Robert Roll and James Bengough.
Prefixing : report by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands on the petition of said Davison et al. In 1664 June 22 a grant passed to the Countess of Peterborough of derelict lands on the coast of Norfolk "which was never answered" and was of no advantage to the grantees "that ever I heard of" and yet there were several petitions for a reversion of that grant. The petitioners propose to recover, embank and improve the lands. Due notice ought to be given in the parish churches where the pretended particulars lie. Ibid., pp. 119-120.
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the demesne of the manor of Berkhampstead in order to an extension of lease therein to Mary Sayer, widow of John Sayer.
Prefixing : Surveyor General's report on Mary Sayer's petition for same. Ibid., pp. 120-1.
September 25. Money order for 26l. 13s. 4d. to Charles Battely, Second Secondary in the Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office, for one year to Lady day last on his fee for the execution of all Originals transcribed out of the Court of Chancery into the Court of Exchequer. Order Book VI, p. 405.
Same for 34l. 10s. 0d. to the Underkeepers of Richmond Park for half a year to June 24 last. Ibid, p. 414.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to make such necessary alterations in the rooms that shall be set apart in the Cockpit for the office of Secretary Harley as he shall desire. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 136.
Sept. 26. Same to the Customs Commissioners to seal up Lord Raby's equipage at his lodgings at the Cockpit in Whitehall in order to their transport to Prussia whither he is going Ambassador Extraordinary.
Appending : list of said goods. Ibid., pp. 137-8.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Jane Bamber shewing that her late husband Capt. James Bamber served in Lord Charlemont's Regiment from 1702 April 29 to Sept. 23 following as Lieutenant and from 23 Sept. to 1703 July 6 as Captain at which time he died at sea : therefore praying payment of his arrears, she and her children being in great want. Reference Book VIII, p. 184.
Sept. 27. William Lowndes to Lord Coningsby, Vice Treasurer of Ireland. It is represented to the Lord Treasurer of England by Mr. Jett, the Register and Paymaster of Irish Debentures, that 11,000l. is wanting towards satisfying the first year's interest on the said debentures, and that he cannot finish his account thereof for want of the remaining books out of Ireland relating thereto. Please cause the said books to be transmitted hither and likewise an account of the money remaining in your hands towards satisfying the said interest, together with an abstract of the rents reserved on the forfeited lands in Ireland that are still unsold "and are applicable thereto." Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 138.
Sept. 29. Same to the Officers of the Ordnance to apply as follows the 20,700l. of principal money received by Harry Mordaunt on tallies and orders on the first 3s. aid assigned to him by Charles Bertie ut supra p. 393 and infra p. 427 and the 14,198l. 9s. 6d. received by him for 8 per cent. interest thereon from 1696-7 Feb. 10 (the day the said tallies were levied) to 1705 Sept. 6 the day they were so assigned and the money thereon received (by said Mordaunt) making in all 34,898l. 9s. 6d. viz.
£ s. d.
to complete 102,944l. 17s. 3¼d. for the Ordnance proportion for sea services anno 1702 14103 16
to complete 70,973l. 13s. 9d. for the proportion for land services anno 1703 10973 13 9
in further part of 104,000l. for the Ordnance quota for sea services anno 1703 9820 19
£34898 9 6
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 19.
Treasurer Godolphin's instructions for the Paymaster and Comptroller of the Million Lottery Tickets [under the Acts 5 Wm. and Mary c. 7 and 4-5 Anne c. 18]. (1) The Paymaster is to certify the Comptrollers what money is issued to him at the Exchequer and when. (2) The Comptroller shall examine the tickets paid by the Paymaster with the entries the Paymaster makes of the same and shall see that the tickets so entered be duly cancelled : and shall cast up the total of each day's payments in the Paymaster's Cash Book and shall enter the totals in a book to be kept for that purpose as a cheque on the Paymaster's payments. (3) The Paymaster shall transmit to the Lord Treasurer monthly certificates of his receipts, payments and remains of cash from Feb. 19 last. (4) At the end of every week the Comptroller shall inspect the Paymaster's cash and see that the balance "on each week's certificate" be actually remaining in the Paymaster's Office. (5) The Paymaster shall, at Michaelmas in every year, close his account of receipts and payments and within three months thereafter shall deliver in his accounts for declaration together with the vouchers. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 11.