Warrant Book: January 1706, 11-20

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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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January 1706, 11-20

January 11. 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., p. 135.
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
£ s. d.
[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 corn 128 0 0
for mending the Queen's clock, a new pendulum and glasses 15 0 0
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] 75 0 0
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 Meknes 15 0 0
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 learned 20 0 0
to a Moor I employed to be with the French Consuls and to advise me from the ports what occurred, who corresponded very well 11 0 0
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 Lisbon 68 0 0
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. 260 0 0
celebrating her Majesty's birthday in Tangier 5 0 0
pens, ink, paper, wax, etc. 8 7 6
my passage from Barbary with the Emperor of Morocco's letter to her Majesty 50 0 0
£655 7 6
Received of the Lord Ambassador Methuen 90 0 0
£565 7 6
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 pleasure.
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.
January 12. 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, p. 172.
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.
January 14. 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. :
£ s. d.
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 467 19 6
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 381 18 0
£849 17 6
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, p. 311.
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.
January 15. 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, p. 140.
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, p. 80.
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.
January 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] Smith.
Edward Borret to be a General Surveyor of said Duties loco Ezekiel Polstead.
William Osborne to be a Surveyor of said Duties loco Peter Sympson. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 4.
January 15. 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.
January 16. 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.
January 17. 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.
January 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.
January 18. 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, p. 194.
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, pp. 299-300.
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) :
£ s. d.
to Edith Colledge in part of 302l. due to her as sempstress to her late Majesty 50 0 0
to Francis Crake, a pensionary footman, in full of what is due to him in the late King's reign 22 10 0
to James Vezian in part of 1300l. due to him in the late King's reign as purveyor of oats 100 0 0
to Jane Heard in part of 1468l. due to her as purveyor of butcher's meat to the late King 100 0 0
£272 10 0
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.
January 19. 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.
January 20. 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.