Warrants by Treasurer Godolphin for payment of the salary bill
of the Customs for last Xmas quarter : viz. respectively for London
port (6679l. 1s. 6d.) and for the outports (9280l. 18s. 9d.). Money
Book XVIII, p. 132.
Same by same to the Auditors of Imprests to allow 80l. in the
account of Richard Taylor for fees on passing his accounts for 6
years, as late Paymaster of the Million Lottery Tickets. Ibid.,
Money warrant for 25l. to George Holmes for last Xmas quarter's
allowance as chief clerk under William Petyt for digesting the
Records in Caesar's Chapel in the White Tower.
37l. 10s. 0d. to William Petyt, Supervisor of the work of digesting
the said Records ; for same quarter for 3 clerks for the said work.
(Money order dated Jan. 14 hereon). Ibid., p. 134. Order Book
VI, p. 440. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 63.
Same for 370l. 10s. 0d. to the Treasurer of Christ's Hospital for
one year to 1705 Xmas on the annuity for the better support of
the children of that foundation. Money Book XVIII, p. 135.
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 63.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to innovate a
lost order No. 3796 in the name of the Earl of Ranelagh dated 9 Sept.
1698 for the reversion of an annuity of 14l. per an. expectant after
the life of Henrietta Farmer, daughter of Sir Edward Farmer. Order
Book VI, p. 419.
Letter of direction for 565l. 7s. 6d. to James Brydges : on the
unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster General of the Forces
Abroad : and is for extraordinaries for the defence of Gibraltar
anno 1705 : and is to be paid over to Jezreel Jones for his disbursements
in negotiating sundry affairs for the relief of the Garrison of
Gibraltar and other her Majesty's service, with the Emperor of
Morocco and his Viceroy. (William Lowndes to Henry St. John,
Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant to authorise said payment).
Appending : said Jones's bill of his said expenses by virtue of her
Majesty's instructions of the 3rd March 1703-4 to go with her
Majesty's royal letters and presents to the Emperor of Morocco and
his Viceroy as also with letters and presents from her Majesty's
Ambassador Extraordinary at Lisbon and with instructions and
orders from the said Ambassador to negociate with Alcaid Aly, the
said Viceroy, to obtain an immediate liberty for provisions and
necessaries for Gibraltar etc. : being an account of what charges
he hath been at during the time of his being in Barbary and Gibraltar
and on the voyage from thence with a letter from the said Emperor
of Morocco to her Majesty
[paid] to Alcaid Aly and his two sons when I
solicited for provisions for the present relief
of Gibraltar and to send Engineer Bennett
with utensils to that Garrison till I could
obtain an order from Muley Ismael to his
Viceroy for the continuance of it ; which
was immediately done and continued till
the said Alcaid had a positive order to assist
the said Garrison both from Tangier and
Tetuan : and [paid] to Mrs. Higginbotham
to present [to] the Sultanas to obtain
this privilege and to break the measures of
the French and Spanish Consuls and friars
who had carried a great present and designed
to have engaged Alcaid Aly and the
Emperor in their cause and to hinder the
relief of Gibraltar and of her Majesty's ships
from having provisions or the use of their
ports and also to withdraw their camp from
before Ceuta and to return all the French
and Spanish captives to the number of 1500
and upwards : which [efforts of mine] had
the good effect of breaking the enemy's
measures : and likewise to obtain horses
and corn, the first of which the Emperor
promised with their men and granted bread
and flour as much as we wanted instead of
for mending the Queen's clock, a new pendulum
to the Emperor's Secretaries, the Master of
the Wardrobe and his chief servants and to
Alcaid Aly's agent for his house during my
stay at Meknes and to Muley Nossor,
Ottoman, Elmutekil and other of the
Emperor's sons who assisted and favoured
my pretensions against those of the French
and to have the French Consuls and friars
sent away which was accordingly done the
day after I arrived without [their] obtaining
the least of their pretensions only with this
answer that when they retake Gibraltar he
would treat with them : which expenses
the Viceroy advised me to ; who also
accompanied me to Meknes with a very
great present, and also Mr. Packer (a
merchant to whom I was to communicate
my instructions from the Ambassador) did
likewise advise me [to this expenditure]
to Alcaid Aly his sons, Governors of Tangier
and Tetuan, as their Pasqua's and for their
care in supplying Gibraltar with fresh
provisions during the time I was gone to
to my passage to Gibraltar to advise the Prince
of Hesse of the French Fleet's being in Sir
Gerom Smiths Bay and of the advices I had
to a Moor I employed to be with the French
Consuls and to advise me from the ports
what occurred, who corresponded very well
to boats and expresses to and from Arzila to
Meknes, Tetuan, Camp of Ceuta, Alcazar,
Larache, Sallee, and to Moors' boats and
correos to the Cape and other parts to look
out and to go on board her Majesty's ships,
and to the signal men and others that
brought me letters from Gibraltar and
for tents and other travelling necessaries for
myself and servants to Meknes with her
Majesty's letters and presents and with
those from the [English Portugal] Ambassador,
for mules there and back and to
all the other places before mentioned and
for provision for myself and servants when
I went to advise the Prince of Hesse of the
French Fleet's being under Cape Spartel,
which I was successful in and by which
means Sir John Leak had intelligence and
also came soon enough to destroy the enemy's
principal great ship and by which means
Gibraltar was succoured and the siege
raised ; where I remained 2 months without
charge to the Prince or the Garrison for
mine or my servants' subsistence till the
Honourable Mr. Paul Methuen came, with
whom we returned to Barbary.
celebrating her Majesty's birthday in Tangier
pens, ink, paper, wax, etc.
my passage from Barbary with the Emperor
of Morocco's letter to her Majesty
Received of the Lord Ambassador Methuen
For the entertainment of 2 servants all the
while and 6 [servants] when I was at
Meknes to make a handsome appearance
before the Emperor and to bear the presents
from her Majesty to the Emperor and those
from the [English Portugal] Ambassador : I
have paid interest for all this money except
400 Dollars besides the disadvantage of my
bills and the insurance of my person and
effects : all which together with my services
I humbly leave to her Majesty's will and
Appending : the oath of the said Jezreel Jones
of London gentleman to the above account.
Disposition Book XVIII, pp. 58-9.
Letter of direction for 1106l. 0s. 7¼d. to William Roberts, Paymaster
of the Works at Windsor : out of Civil List moneys : and is
to discharge the debt for works done at Windsor Castle in April,
May and June last. Ibid., p. 71.
William Lowndes to Mr. Hill. My Lord Treasurer has received
yours of Dec. 9-20 last from Genoa acquainting him that you have
agreed for 50,000 Crowns at Genoa for the service of the Forces
under the Earl of Peterborough in Spain and desiring my Lord's
directions before you proceed further therein. The bills which you
have agreed for shall be accepted and duly paid but you need not be
at any further trouble in that matter as my Lord has sent money
in specie from hence for the use of the said Forces "believing as you
do that would be more for her Majesty's service than to draw bills
from those parts." Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 173.
Same to the [Earl of Kent] Lord Chamberlain to prepare a royal
warrant to revoke Reginald Ryley's patent as a Serjeant at Arms
and to grant same to Phil. Ryley as formerly. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the
petition of Jane Hunter shewing that her husband served in the Earl
of Donegal's Regiment and went with same from Ireland in the
Cadiz Expedition and thence to the West Indies in Capt. Phillips'
Company and died 1703 Aug. 2 when 2¼ years' pay was due to him :
therefore praying that Capt. Cartwright may certify what is due.
Reference Book VIII, p. 206.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the planters
and merchants interested in the trading to the island of Barbados,
setting forth the many hardships they lie under by reason of the
high Duties laid on improved sugars, the great detriment to trade
occasioned thereby and the lessening of the Customs ; therefore
praying to be eased in the said high Duties and that the whole
drawback may be allowed to the subject upon re-exportation. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditor for co. Sussex
to allow to Antho. Springet two third parts of the poundage on the
receipt of the Land Tax and Subsidies anno 1703 for said County :
he and French Bromfeild having been appointed joint Receivers
General for said County but Bromfeild having been suspended
therein for being much in arrear, whereby said Springet had the
trouble and charge of receiving the remainder of that year's taxes.
Prefixing : report by the Agents for Taxes on said Springet's
petition ut supra p. 357. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 79.
William Lowndes, to Henry St. John, Secretary at War, to prepare
a royal warrant for an allowance of 10s. a day to Mr. Pitt as
Commissary of the Forces in Catalonia. Out Letters (General) XVIII,
Same to Josiah Burchett to move the Admiralty for liberty to
Thomas Forrest to be examined by the Customs Commissioners ;
he having come out of the north of England to inform the Customs
Commissioners against Col. Villiers concerning a clandestine
trade carried on between the north of England and Scotland in
prejudice of the Customs, but having been impressed on board the
Chatham smack lying near St. Catherine Stairs. (Same to the said
Commissioners to examine said Forest accordingly). Ibid., p. 173.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the
petition of Lyndall and Wentworth, Captains of the two Additional
Companies of Col. Handasyde's Regiment, setting forth that Capt.
Wentworth was raising recruits in the country when his Company
was mustered at Tilbury from the 25th of June to the 24 August
when he had 18 men listed and [they] were in the following muster ;
that the said Captain [? Lyndall] was completing his Company in the
County of Warwick when his Company was mustered at Colchester
from 25 August to 24 October and had at that time 12 men with
him that were in the following muster : that both Captains have 8d.
a day respited when they never received but 6d., [and that] the other
2d. [therefore] falls on the Captain's pay : therefore praying removal
of said respits of the said charge of 2d. per man. Reference Book
VIII, p. 210.
Letter of direction for 87,275l. 6s. 0d. to James Brydges, Paymaster
General of the Forces Abroad : out of loans on Land Tax
anno 1706 : to be for services ut supra p. 53. Disposition Book
XVIII, p. 60.
Same for 849l. 17s. 6d. to Charles Fox [as late Paymaster of the
Forces Abroad] : in part of his order for 27,000l. for the Forces in
Portugal anno 1704 : hereof 138l. 16s. 6¼d. to be out of loans
remaining in the Exchequer on the Duties on Malt anno 1704, and
711l. 0s. 11¾d. out of loans on the One Third Tonnage and Poundage
anno 1704 : and to be applied as follows viz. :
for making good to the Officers of Brigadier
Stanhope's Regiment of Foot the respited
pay on said Regiment for 1703 Dec. 25 to
Aug. 24 and is to be applied towards satisfying
699l. directed by her Majesty to be
paid (out of the money saved by respits)
for providing the Regiment with arms and
accoutrements in lieu of those lost when
they were taken prisoners in Portugal
for making good to the Officers of the Royal
Regiment of Dragoons the respits for their
own and their servants' horses by reason of
their being unmounted from the 25th Dec.
1703 to March 5 following, her Majesty being
pleased to make them this allowance in
consideration of their being obliged to dispose
of their horses at the end of a campaign
in Flanders at a great loss
Ibid., p. 61.
Treasurer Godolphin to Visct Cornbury, the Governor of New York.
It is represented to me that you have suspended Mr. Byerley, who is
appointed Receiver General of New York during her Majesty's
pleasure. I cannot but take notice to your Excellency that he
being an officer of revenue, so constituted, should not have been
suspended until I had been first acquainted with the cause thereof.
I desire you will please forthwith to restore him. If you have any
misdemeanours to charge him with send me a state of the facts so
that if reasonable he may be regularly dismissed. (The entry of
this letter in the Plantations Auditor's Book is dated Jan. 15). Out
Letters (General) XVIII, p. 175. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II,
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the
petition of Joseph Lowden and John Watson, Serjeants in Lord
Charlemont's Regiment, setting forth that one Lieut. Banbur [James
Bamber], hath received the money due to them and paid them short
14l. 13s. 4d. and they are ordered to Catalonia : therefore praying
justice. Reference Book VIII, p. 207.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Robert Keigwin that no
grant pass of the ship Vigilant or her cargo, condemned as a perquisite
of Admiralty, till examination of his pretensions, which the
Lord High Admiral has referred to the Judge of the Admiralty.
Caveat Book, p. 60.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners
to pay 14l. 10s. 0d. to John Thorowkettle for last Xmas quarter as
Messenger [of the Chamber] attending the Customs.
Allowance by same of said Thorowkettle's bill of 14l. 10s. for same
quarter as messenger [of the Chamber] attending the Lord Treasurer.
Money Book XVIII, p. 136. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 66.
Same by same to Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, to deliver
back the Bank notes amounting to 465l. 13s. 6d. deposited by William
Palmes Esq. in the hands of said Auditor to answer a demand of
William Allen on the son of said William Palmes for some annuities
directed for payment upon the said son as a Teller of the Receipt,
which demand has been adjudged illegal by the Exchequer Court :
see supra pp. 340-1.
Prefixing : report by Lord Halifax on the memorial of said William
Palmes relating to said deposit. The facts are as stated above.
"But here I must crave leave to observe to your Lordship that
the Honourable Francis Godolphin Esq. desired me to lay before
your lordship that he hath in his custody two notes found in Mr.
Squibb's hands, late one of the clerks in the Annuity Office, which
are signed by Mr. Peters and Mr. Presgrave, two of the said Mr.
Palmes' [junior's] clerks, importing that Mr. Palmes was debtor to
the Annuity Office [to the amount of] 226l. 13s. 7¾d., which Mr.
Godolphin demands of the said Mr. Palmes towards the discharge
of so much of the Annuity debt which Mr. Godolphin satisfied in
his Office [as one of the four Tellers of the Receipt], Mr. Godolphin
alleging that those notes amongst others were delivered him by
Robert Squibb in aid of what the said Squibb owed to him : which
demand as well as other matters contained therein I humbly submit
to your Lordship's great wisdom." Money Book XVIII, p. 137.
Money warrant for 250l. to William Borrett, as imprest for Crown
Law charges. (Money order dated Jan. 16 hereon). Ibid., p. 136.
Order Book VI, p. 438. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 66.
Money warrant for 174l. 14s. 1d. to William Popple for
the incidents bill, detailed, of the Commission for Trade for
1705 Michaelmas quarter. (Money order dated Jan. 16 hereon).
Money Book XVIII, p. 138. Order Book VI, p. 443. Disposition
Book XVIII, p. 66.
Same for 122l. 19s. 6d. to Thomas Lowther for the charge of
passing two commissions under the Great Seal. (Money order dated
Jan. 15 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 138. Order Book VI, p.
440. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 63.
Same for 42l. to the Provost and Fellows of Eton College for one
year to 1705 Xmas on their perpetuity. Money Book XVIII, p. 139.
Same for 462l. 10s. 0d. each to Sir Charles Hedges and Robert
Harley for 1705 Xmas quarter's allowance or salary as Secretaries
of State. (Money order dated Jan. 17 hereon). Ibid., p. 139.
Order Book VI, p. 444. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 66.
Same for 150l. to the Agents for Taxes, being 50l. each to William
Clayton, Robert Barker and Richard Shoreditch for same quarter's
salaries. (Money order dated Jan. 16 hereon). Money Book XVIII,
p. 139. Order Book VI, p. 439. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 66.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Charles Fox, late Paymaster
of the Forces Abroad, to transfer to James Brydges, present same,
the sum of 4732l. 11s. 8d. in tallies and orders for reversionary
annuities or moneys raised thereon which were put into said Fox's
hands about May 4 last for the service of the 10,200 men acting in
conjunction with the Forces of the King of Portugal.
In the margin : "this warrant unexecuted." Money Book XVIII,
Same by same to Arthur Maynwaring, one of the Auditors of
Imprests, to allow 39l. 7s. 10d. to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards
and Garrisons, for the charge of passing his account for the year
ended at Xmas 1703. Ibid.
Same by same to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to pay
182l. 10s. 0d. to Capt. John Henly, of Brigadier Holt's Regiment of
Marines, for the loss of his right arm by a cannon shot at the taking
of Gibraltar : being one year's full pay.
Prefixing : Order of the Queen in Council dated 1705 July 9 for
said payment, said order being made upon a report of Treasurer
Godolphin ut supra p. 327 recommending said allowance in like
manner as is allowed to sea officers.
Appending : certificate by Arthur Swift of said Henly's pay.
Ibid., p. 142.
Money warrant for 40l. to Thomas Hoy, Dr. of Physic and Reader
of same in the University of Oxford : for one year's fee to 1705
Sept. 29. Ibid., p. 143. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 66.
Same for 53l. 6s. 0d. to the executors of William Love, late Receiver
General of Taxes for co. Huntingdon, for his extraordinary charges
in his receipt. (Money order dated Jan. 28 hereon). Money Book
XVIII, p. 145. Order Book VI, p. 449. Disposition Book XVIII,
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners
to establish Benjamin Devink as a landwaiter in Dover port : the
said Commissioners having represented that "since the repairing
the pier or harbour at Dover the business in that port is so considerably
increased that there is a necessity of re-establishing a
landwaiter there which had been reduced in the late war." Out
Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 405.
Same by same to same approving John Nicholas of All Cannings
co. Wilts, as deputy to his uncle George Nicholas, Surveyor General
of Customs, the said George being unable by reason of age and
infirmity to execute the said office which he holds as sole survivor
of a grant from Charles II to him and William Rumbald now deceased.
Ibid., pp. 405-6.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition
of Sylvester Richmond and John Tarleton, sureties of Raymond
Roodey ut supra p. 536 praying leave to compound for Roodey's
debt for a small sum by virtue of a late Act of Parliament [3-4 Anne
c. 3 clause 16]. Reference Book VIII, p. 207.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Principal Commissioners
for Prizes to depute James Walker as their agent for Prizes in
Virginia at the allowance of 5 per cent. [on the appraised and realised
value of prizes taken in and condemned there].
Prefixing : presentment of said Walker by said Commissioners.
Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 184.
Same by same to same for the like deputation for James
and Hercules Couts as same for New York, Rhode Island
and Connecticut at 5 per cent. as above, loco John Scott
and William Glencrosse, the late agents, who have declined same.
Ibid., p. 188.
Same by same to William Blathwayt, Auditor General of the
Plantations, to draft a commission to appoint James Bridger as
Surveyor General of all her Majesty's Woods on the Continent of
America. Ibid., p. 187.
Same by same to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods
Trent South, to repair the pheasantry in the Middle Park at Hampton
Court to an estimate of 120l.
Prefixing : report by said Wilcox. Ibid.
Same by same to the Agents for Taxes to proceed against
Nathaniell Mollyneux, late Receiver General for Taxes co. Lancs.,
he having done nothing towards paying his composition money of
500l. for his debt of 3000l.
Prefixing : report of said Agents. Ibid., pp. 188-9.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's
war ant dated April 4 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to
deliver to the Lord Privy Seal a rich purse for her Majesty's service
for the year 1705 : to an estimate of 20l. Ibid., p. 189.
15, 23, 28.
Commission by Treasurer Godolphin to John Fisher to be Surveyor
of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages loco John [sic? for Henry]
Edward Borret to be a General Surveyor of said Duties loco
William Osborne to be a Surveyor of said Duties loco Peter
Sympson. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 4.
Warrant by same to the Receiver General of the Duties on
Houses and on Marriages for co. Surrey to pay 70l. per an.
salary to the above said John Fisher as Surveyor of said Duties
loco Henry [sic? for John] Smith : as from 1705 Xmas. Ibid., p. 10.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John
Weston, Receiver General of Taxes for co. Surrey, for his overpayment
of 472l. 4s. 8d. on account of Subsidies anno 1703 to be transferred
to his account of the eighth 4s. Aid. Ibid., p. 77.
Same to same of the petition of John Pickering, a surety of John
Mason, shewing that he has paid 400l. for his composition to said
Mason's debt and praying that before the said Mason be allowed to
compound he may have the same security from Mason for the
same as the other sureties Sir John Conyers et al. [have had]. Ibid.
Money warrant for 200l. to Henry Portman, Keeper of Hyde Park,
for one year to Xmas last for the underkeepers and a gatekeeper
and for hay and beans for the deer there. (Money order dated Jan.
22 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 143. Order Book VI, pp. 446,
448. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 66.
Money order for 20l. to Roger Millart, clerk to the Agents for
Taxes ; for last Xmas quarter's allowance, to wit 15l. for himself
and 5l. for a messenger. Order Book VI, p. 439. Disposition Book
XVIII, p. 66.
Letter of direction for 12,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the
Forces Abroad : in part of 250,000l. for prosecuting the successes in
Spain : to be issued out of loans to be made by said Brydges on the
Land Tax anno 1706 ; for which loans interest is to commence from
the day of making same : and is intended to be paid over to Sir
Henry Furnese for the value of 40,000 milreis payable to him on
Mr. Methuen's bills of exchange from Lisbon and is to be esteemed
as part of 103,530l. to be paid to the King of Spain. Disposition
Book XVIII, p. 63.
Same for 14,473l. 3s. 4d. to same for purposes ut supra p. 54-5.
Ibid., p. 64.
Same for 450l. to Visct. Fitzhardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber,
out of Civil List moneys : and is to be paid over to Sir Godfrey
Kneller, her Majesty's Principal Painter, in satisfaction for 9 pictures
of her Majesty drawn at whole length, being at the usual rate of
50l. each : according to a Lord Chamberlain's warrant of the 15th
Nov. last in that behalf. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Transports Commissioners to examine
Mr. Nutin's account [as Receiver and Paymaster of Transports]
and to enquire what money is in the hands of his cashier "that so
it may be seen whether he had embezzled any of the cash imprested
to him." Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 174.
Same to Mr. Whitfeild, [Paymaster of the Marine Regiments].
My Lord has read your memorial of the 10th inst. desiring the
offreckonings of the six Marine Regiments to June 24 last to be
paid to the clothiers thereof "notwithstanding the want of muster
rolls, to encourage them to enter into the contract for the clothing
which is now wanted." You are to specify the particular sums
wanting for the said services. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the
petition of Mr. Bingham shewing that Lieut. Col. Ward, some time
since dead in the West Indies, was indebted to him 800l. for money
lent to buy his commission : that by advice he took out administration
as principal creditor : therefore praying that Ward's arrears
may be paid to him. Reference Book VIII, p. 207.
William Lowndes to Lord Halifax [as Auditor of the Receipt] to
report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Powell. Out
Letters (General) XVIII, p. 174.
Fiat by Treasurer Godolphin for royal letters patent to appoint
Richard Cartwright as Customer of Carlisle port loco William Christian
deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 406.
17 & 18.
Subscription by same for the execution of Lord Chamberlain's
warrants dated herewith to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for
the delivery of clothes to Josiah Preist and Nath. Preist children
of the Chapel [whose voices have broken] : to an estimate of 9l.
each. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 197.
Royal warrant to the Lord Treasurer to give warrant to Edward
Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to divide into 16
parts the 11,000 acres formerly enclosed in the Forest of Dean in
accordance with the Act of Parliament of 20 Car. II, c. 3 [19-20
Car. II, c. 8] for the preservation of timber within the said Forest :
and to cut one of the said 16 parts yearly from date hereof except
the oaks and standards of beech where no oaks are being left : and
to sell same and account therefor before the Auditor for co.
Gloucester : all by reason that the said woods are so very full of
young trees especially ordinary beech which is about two thirds of
the whole and which do by quickness of growth overtop the oaks
to the great prejudice thereof. (Treasurer Godolphin's warrant
dated Jan. 25 hereon accordingly to said Wilcox). Queen's Warrant
Book XXII, pp. 513-4. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX,
Royal letters patent appointing Charles Mason as Receiver and
Paymaster of Transports (to receive, pay and account for the moneys
that shall be imprested for the hire of transport ships and vessels
for the transporting any of our Forces as are or shall be sent by us
from England, Holland or elsewhere for the service of our Allies or
to any of our Plantations and for bringing back the same) : at a
salary of 200l. per an. : all loco John Nutin whose royal warrant of
appointment dated 1704 March 29 is hereby revoked. Mason is to
pay money etc. from time to time in accordance with warrants or
orders from Samuell Atkinson, Nicholas Roope and Thomas Coleby
junr. or any others that shall be appointed as Commissioners to
contract for the hire of such transports. Queen's Warrant Book
XXII, p. 515.
Royal sign manual for 5000l. to William Roberts, Paymaster of
the Works within Windsor Castle : as imprest for the service of said
Works. (Money warrant dated Jan. 26 hereon). (Money order
dated Jan. 22 [sic for 26] hereon). Ibid., p. 516. Money Book
XVIII, p. 148. Order Book VI, p. 445.
Royal warrant to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, for a
privy seal to discharge the baronetcy fee of Sir John Miller, son and
heir of Sir Thomas Miller late of Chichester Kt. and Bart. Queen's
Warrant Book XXII, p. 516.
Warrant under the royal sign manual dated St. James's
constituting John Wiltshire as Receiver of the Casual Revenue
in Barbados (Receiver of all the rents, revenues, prizes, fines,
escheats, forfeitures, and other profits and Duties whatsoever
arising within our Colony of Barbados, such Duties and impositions
only excepted [to wit the Four and a Half per cent. Duty] for the
receipt whereof we have otherwise provided) loco Charles Thomas
gent deceased : he to answer and pay the said revenue to the Queen's
use "towards the support of our Government of Barbados and to
account for same pursuant to our directions in that behalf." Ibid.,
p. 517. [See infra p. 550.] Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II,
Letter of direction for 200l. to the Master of the Great Wardrobe :
out of Civil List moneys : to be applied and paid over as the Lord
Treasurer hath directed. (William Lowndes to Duke of Montagu,
Master of the said Wardrobe, to pay said 200l. to Thomas Carr
in part of what is due to him in the late King's reign for lace delivered
to the Great Wardrobe). Disposition Book XVIII, p. 65.
Same for 50l. to the Treasurer of the Chamber : out of same : to
be applied etc. as follows. (William Lowndes to Viscount FitzHardinge,
Treasurer of the Chamber to pay same to the widow of
Thomas Tayler in part of 108l. due to her late husband as a
messenger [of the Chamber] under Wm. III : and as in part of
20,000l. for the arrears of the servants of the said late King. Ibid.
Same for 4970l. 0s. 8d. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of
the Forces Abroad, for uses ut supra p. 55, to wit for bills drawn by
Arundell and Bates for moneys taken up by the Earl of Peterborough
in Catalonia. Ibid., p. 66.
Same for 272l. 10s. 0d. to the Earl of Bradford [late Cofferer of the
Household) : out of Civil List moneys : to be as in part of 50,000l.
for the arrears of the late King's Household : and to be paid over
as follows. (William Lowndes to the Earl of Bradford to pay same
as follows) :
to Edith Colledge in part of 302l. due to her
as sempstress to her late Majesty
to Francis Crake, a pensionary footman, in full
of what is due to him in the late King's
to James Vezian in part of 1300l. due to him
in the late King's reign as purveyor of oats
to Jane Heard in part of 1468l. due to her as
purveyor of butcher's meat to the late King
Ibid., p. 67.
Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of
Thomas Cole and William Heath shewing that John Winter, being
one that usually undertook the building of ships for her Majesty, did
on the 14th Aug. 1704 contract with the Navy Commissioners to
rebuild the Defyance and thereupon had bills of imprest for 3000l.
on signing the contract and several other sums at several times
afterwards, which bills Winter sold (as is usual in the like cases), one
of which No. 11 for 1000l. was bought by the petitioner Cole and 2
others Nos. 14 and 15 for 500l. each by petitioner Heath "and paid
the full value thereof" : that the said bills coming in course of payment
they applied for their money to the Navy Commissioners who
refuse payment without the Lord Treasurer's direction "alleging
the said Winter has not performed his contract and is failed."
Reference Book VIII, p. 207.
Royal warrant to Treasurer Godolphin to give warrant to the
Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Charles, Earl of Arran of the custody
of Bagshot Park with a lodge there and likewise the laundry, coney
warren and warren house and of all the woods in the said park and
the office of Ranger or Keeper of the same : for 99 years terminable
on 3 lives : all on surrender of the lease in being which was granted
under a royal warrant of 1704 Dec. 4 to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh,
whose interest the said Earl of Arran has purchased.
Appending : ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of a
constat of the premises made out by himself. (Treasurer Godolphin's
warrant dated Jan. 23 hereon accordingly to the Clerk of the Pipe).
Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 517-9. Warrants not Relating to
Money XIX, p. 195.
Treasury reference to the Postmasters General of the petition of
Dame Frances, widow of Sir Peter Killegrew, shewing that for 17
years past the Agent and Manager of the pacquet boats from
Falmouth to Spain and Portugal has constantly resided in Falmouth
and arranged the business of said pacquets ; that Samuel Trefusis
by his interest with the Postmasters [General] has obtained the
removal of the late Agent and got put in his stead Mr. Rogers with
design and agreement that he shall go from Falmouth over the water
upon the land of the said Trefusis and there build an house for his
dwelling in a place called Flushing "such in comparison to Falmouth
as Lambeth is to London" : therefore praying that the Agent of
the said pacquet boats be enjoined not to remove his residence from
Falmouth where the said concern hath been managed for so many
years, nor to make any alteration till the Postmasters [General]
shall give the Lord Treasurer satisfactory reasons for "their" so
doing. Reference Book VIII, p. 208.
Report dated Whitehall to Treasurer Godolphin from William
Blathwayt as Auditor General of the Plantations on the petition
of John Wilshire of Barbados, praying a grant of the office of Receiver
of her Majesty's Casual Revenue in that island loco Charles Thomas,
lately deceased. I have informed myself of the petitioner's condition
and circumstances and am well assured that he is a person of a good
estate and well versed in accounts. He is ready to give good security
in 4000l. one moiety here and the rest in Barbados. The revenue
amounts to about 400l. per an. communibus annis. [See supra
p. 548.] Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 296-7.