Warrant Books: June 1707, 21-30

Pages 331-342

Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 21, 1706-1707. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1952.

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June 1707, 21–30

June 23. Same to same to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Lionel Norman from Edinburgh. Ibid.
June 24. Same to same. The Lord Treasurer agrees to your report of May 28 last on the petition of David Poole, late of Liverpool merchant. You are to certify my Lord when the 388l. 11s. 8d. is paid. Ibid., p. 328.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed report [missing] from Lord Halifax on the petition and case of Daniel La Maire relating to an annuity of 14l. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Godolphin. Who claims the benefit of the present lease of the seven water cerne grist [corn] mills in the Honor of Brecon of which Sir Thomas Mansell prays a lease? Ibid.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill of the Prize Office for 1707 Midsummer quarter: total 2058l. 3s. 2d. Money Book XVIII, p. 385.
Treasury reference to Mr. Blathwayte of the petition of Col. Lillingstone shewing that Col. Codrington by virtue of a royal warrant of 1702 Sept. 25 granted in 1704 to petitioner's sister Mrs. Bowden, widow of Capt. Peter Bowden, the plantation called Madam Bruthwaa's Plantation containing 60 acres, for 2½ years: that his said sister has been at great charge and expense to begin a settlement thereon: therefore praying that she may have a confirmation of said grant for such [a new] term as may be thought fit. Reference Book VIII, p. 274.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Lady Everard, executrix of Sir Hugh Everard, late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Essex, praying time till September for paying his arrears. Ibid.
June 25. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] on behalf of Sir Robert Blackwood et al. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 329.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Charles Westcombe shewing that Mr. Birkett, a Customs officer, prosecuted him for 2 tons of uncustomed wine, which offence he compounded with the officer and in August 1703 paid the fine into the Exchequer; that in last Michaelmas term he was prosecuted for 16 hogsheads of wine which included the said 2 tons: therefore praying stay of process upon his paying for the remainder. Reference Book VIII, p. 274.
Money warrant for 398,085l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Andrew Hume et al. Commissioners for the Equivalent to be disposed of ut supra pp. 300–1: to be satisfied out of the money granted by Parliament of England before the Union for the purposes ut ibid. (Money order dated June 25 hereon). (Letter of direction dated June 26 hereon). Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 46, 47, 58. Money Book XIX, p. 16.
June 25. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Salt Commissioners to give order to their officers to take in payment and to exchange for ready money and as often as desired (if they have sufficient of the public money in their hands for that purpose) without delay, excuse or reward whatsoever all Exchequer Bills which shall or may be sent to Scotland as in part payment of the Equivalent (it being thought necessary that part of the said Equivalent 398,085l. 10s. 0d. be carried thither in such Exchequer Bills as well for the more easy safe and expeditious sending of the same thither as for the better accommodation of divers persons who are or shall be entitled to receive any debts or payments thereout): and the Lord Treasurer conceiving that it will still be a further advantage to this service and to the public affairs if the said Bills be from time to time so exchanged by the collectors or Receivers of revenues and taxes upon demand. (The like warrant to the Customs Commissioners and the Excise Commissioners). Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 48–50.
June 26. Money warrant for 221l. 6s. 6d. to Geo. Churchill Esq. for hay bought by her Majesty's command for the deer in the House Park at Windsor since Xmas 1706. (Money order dated June 26 hereon). (Letter of direction dated June 26 hereon). Money Book XIX, p. 17. Order Book VII, p. 34. Disposition Book XIX, p. 15.
Same for same quarter's annuities to the Duchess of Marlborough as Groom of the Stole, to nine Ladies of the Bedchamber, 4 women of the Bedchamber and 6 Maids of Honour all ut supra p. 222 save that Mary Stanhope is here described as Margret Stanhope. (Letters of direction dated June 26 hereon). Money Book XIX, p. 17. Disposition Book XIX, p. 17.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for 1707 June 24 quarter for making a particular account of the Customs. Money Book XIX, p. 17.
Same by same to Sir Christopher Wren to insert on the books of the Office of Works an allowance of 75l. per an. to Henry Wise for the charge of keeping in order the Great Terrace to the Castle at Windsor by rowling, sweeping, weeding, cleansing etc., the same being outside his contract for the upkeep of the royal Gardens.
Prefixing: memorial by said Wren proposing said allowance. Ibid., p. 18.
Money warrant for 2000l. to Treasurer Godolphin for 1707 June 24 quarter's salary. (Money order dated June 27 hereon). (Letter of direction dated June 26 hereon). Ibid., p. 19. Order Book VII, p. 8. Disposition Book XIX, p. 17.
Same for 75l. to William Wekett for same quarter for attendance and necessaries for the Treasury Office.
5l. to John Farra for same quarter for carrying letters.
30l. to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, Ranger of Cranburne Chase in Windsor Forest, for 1½ years to Lady day last for hay for the deer in the said chase. Money Book XIX, p. 19. Order Book VII, pp. 11, 47. Disposition Book XIX, p. 17.
June 26. Same for 102l. 5s. 1d. to Edward Progers for taxes and repairs in and about the Middle Park at Hampton Court and for hay for the deer there between 1705 May 12 and 1707 March 27. Money Book XIX, p. 19. Order Book VII, p. 48. Disposition Book XIX, p. 17.
Same for 580l. to Bernard Smith, organ builder, as in full of 3180l. for building 3 organs at Whitehall, Windsor and St. James's.
Appending: report dated 5 March 1705–6 by Ralph Battell, John Blow, organist, and Peter Hume [Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe] on the bill for said organs. In obedience to your Lordship's commands of 1704 May 16 we have long since reported that Mr. Bernard Smith, organ builder to her Majesty, did well deserve for 3 organs by him made at Whitehall, Windsor and St. James's, when they should be finished and completed, the sum of 3180l. We do now humbly crave leave to represent to your Lordship that the said organs are entirely finished and completed. But the organ at St. James's being uncapable of containing the Trumpet stop and the gilding and painting the same being performed at her Majesty's charge in the Office of her Works there is to be abated 100l. out of the above sum. (Money order dated July 1. Letter of direction dated July 30). Money Book XIX, p. 20. Order Book VII, p. 42. Disposition Book XIX, p. 29.
Same for 400l. to Dr. Henry Newton for 2 bills of extraordinaries 1704 Oct. 29 to 1705 Oct. 29 as Envoy Extraordinary to the Great Duke of Tuscany.
£ s. d.
Appending: said bills (1) from 1704 Oct. 29 to 1705 April 29.
postage of letters and pacquets 80 0 0
Intelligence, printed papers etc. 75 0 0
stationery ware 25 0 0
“expenses to the officers of the Great [Duke] at the first audience” 20 0 0
fees on passing my privy seal 26 6 6
charges of transporting myself, family and equipage to Florence 198 10 0
£424 16 6
(2) from 1705 April29 to Oct. 29.
postage of letters at Venice of all pacquets that go to or come from England by a friend there 35 0 0
postage of letters at Amsterdam by my friends there who take up and forward all pacquets which I send for England or receive from thence 30 0 0
correspondence at Geneva, Berne, Rome, Amsterdam, etc. 35 0 0
postage of letters at Geneva, Berne, Rome etc. 25 0 0
stationery wares and intelligence from all parts 75 0 0
mourning for the Emperor 120 0 0
charges of a journey to Leghorn where I was obliged to stay some weeks in order to settle the Capitulations for the port, the recovery of the Customs for the shipwrecked goods for the merchants and to prevail with the Factory for the having a chaplain and making him a suitable allowance and other matters relating to the nation; all which were fixed by me before my departure thence 25 0 0
subsistence given to several English seamen who had been taken by the French; in order to be put aboard her Majesty's ship or sent to England, there being no [English] Consul at Leghorn 10 0 0
charges of a journey to Pisa and Leghorn on the affairs of Mrs. Serle, being out several days: by order from the Court of England 16 0 0
for staffettas and carriers sent to Rome, Lucca etc. at the desire of Prince Eugene relating to the present war and the Allies and for extraordinary charges in carrying pacquets to King Charles III from the Court of Vienna to Leghorn and Geneva in order to their being sent to Spain at the request of the [British] Queen's Envoy to the Emperor: all proving of great advantage to the Public 20 0 0
fees paid at the Treasury [and Exchequer] for my ordinary allowance due at Midsummer last 12 4 6
£403 4 6
(The allowance by Secretary Sir Charles Hedges of these bills is restricted to the first 4 items of the first bill and the first 5 items of the second bill, these being items in accordance with the Regulation of Ambassadorial extraordinaries. The remaining items are submitted to the decision of the Lord Treasurer except the last item of the second bill which [item] Secretary Hedges disallows: but as to the said 10l. for captured seamen he certified that the said 10l. was disbursed pursuant to her Majesty's particular order. The present money warrant is restricted to the items so allowed by the Secretary of State). Money Book XIX, pp. 20, 22. Order Book VII, p. 44. Disposition Book XIX, p. 17.
June 26. Money warrant for 25l. to the University of Cambridge for 2½ years to Lady day last on the perpetuity for a preacher. Money Book XIX, p. 19. Disposition Book XIX, p. 17.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bills of the Prize Office for two quarters to 1706 Xmas: totals respectively 480l. 2s. 5d. and 860l. 17s. 2d. Money Book XIX, p. 21.
Warrant by same to the Postmasters General to pay 400l. to Clement Milward in trust for the children of Mr. Vickers, late manager of the pacquet boats between England and Ireland, as in consideration of his losses by storm etc.
Prefixing: report by said Postmaster General: Mr. Vickers contracted with us to furnish 3 packet boats to carry mails and expresses between Holyhead and Dublin for 600l. per an. His packet boat James was damaged by a great storm on 17 Sept. last in which several Chester, Liverpool and Whitehaven ships were lost: his packet boat Ann[suffered] similarly by a violent tempest on Oct. 24 last and on the following day [his packet boat] the Expedition was surprised by a terrible storm coming from Dublin to the Head and thereby driven upon the south coasts of Wales where she was destroyed among the rocks, as were many other merchant ships at the same time. The Irish correspondence has [nevertheless] for some years past been very punctually and regularly carried on. He has left 11 children wholly unprovided for and without father or mother. Money Book XIX, p. 23.
June 26. Allowance by same of the salary bill of the Salt Office for 1707 June 24 quarter: total 1112l. 10s. 0d.
The like of the incidents bill of the Stamp Office for the quarter ended 1707 May 1: total 1002l. 10s.d. Ibid., p. 24.
Warrant by same to Sir John Humble, Paymaster of the Million Lottery Ticquets, to pay 47l. 17s. 6d. to Henry Coltman for making up and passing the accounts of Richard Taylor, late Paymaster of the said Ticquets: to be paid out of the moneys paid to said Humble by Thomas Strickland which arose by [sale of] the effects of said Taylor.
Prefixing: report by the Agents for Taxes on the petition of said Coltman. Ibid., pp. 26–7.
Allowance by same of the Excise Office salary bill for June 24 quarter instant: total 6137l. 18s. 1d. Ibid., p. 31.
Letter of direction for 803l. 3s.d. to the Paymaster of the Works: out of Civil List moneys: and is to be paid to Henry Wise viz. 700l. for 1707 June 24 quarter on his Contract for keeping the Royal Gardens and 103l. 3s.d. for same quarter's allowance for St. James's Park. Disposition Book XIX, p. 13.
Same for 53,800l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Navy Treasurer: out of Exchequer Bills authorised last session: and is intended for services as follows viz.:
for Wages to seamen 40000
for the Ordinary of the Navy 800
for bills of exchange on the head of Wear and Tear 5000
Same for 6000l. to Francis, Lord Ryalton, Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List moneys: and is in further part for wages and board wages for her Majesty's servants payable by him for 1706 Xmas quarter.
A like letter [? undated or of same date) for 7118l. 9s. 11½d. in full of same for said quarter. Disposition Book XIX, p. 13.
June 26. Letter of direction for 45000l. to John Tailer gent, Deputy to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands : out of Civil List moneys : and is for building at Woodstock. Ibid., p.14.
Same for 5444l. 2s. 10½d. to Visct. Fitz-Hardinge, Treasurer of the chamber : out of same : and is to be applied and paid over as follow viz :
£ s. d.
to complete 1706 Xmas quarter's wages [to the servants below stairs payable in his Office] 4618 5
to Mary Foyston for traveling charges in 1706 63 7 6
to Sir David Mitchell for attendance [as Gentleman Usher Black Rod] on the House of Peers the last session, on his allowance of 6s. 8d. a day 43 13 4
to Adam Lysney and Thomas Elliot for lodging the Chaplains in waiting at Kensington anno 1706 47 8 0
to Timothy Goodwin for necessaries for the Lord Chamberlian's Office and printing the lists of the Lent Preachers anno 1706 29 14 9
to John Incledon, Housekeeper of Westminister [Palace], on his allowance of 6s. 8d. a day from Michaelmas 1706 to Xmas following 30 0 0
to William Hester for killing and destroying of rats and other vermin 28 19 0
to William Churchill and Edward Castle, stationers, for stationery wares delivered to both Secretaries of State for 1706 Xmas quarter 278 5 9
to the Gentleman of the Chapel to complete their allowance in lieu of three deer anno 1707 15 0 0
to the Lord Almoner on his allowance by way of advance for 1707 Sept. 29 quarter 179 15 0
to —Horn and—Bagshaw for goods bought and hired for the use of the Mouscovite Ambassador 109 14 0
£5444 2 10½
Same for 76,750l. to Mr Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad : out of Exchequer Bills authorized the last Session : and is for services as follow viz.:
in part of 893,706l. 8s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1707 £ s. d.
for the Saxon Troops lately taken into the pay of England and Holland whereof her Majesty's proportion is to be borne out of saving ut supra pp. 296, 310–11 4628 15
for the Hessian Forces, in advance on their pay 13143 6 0
for 2 months' offreckonings to Feb. 23 last to the Subject Troops forming part of said 40,000 men 8524 18 4
in part of211,762l. 16s. 10d. for the10,000 additional Forces anno1707
for the Saxon Troops lately taken into the pay of England and Holland; to be borne out of savings as above 13886 5
for the Hessian Troops in advance on their pay 2543 5
in part of 150,000l. for the 13,000 men in the service of the King of Portugal
to complete the said King's subsidy for these Forces for the months of Sept. and Oct. 1707 15000 0 0
in part of445,350l. 14s. 2d. for the 20,562 men in Spain or Portugal anno1702
for 2 months' subsistence upon account to the Foot Regiments of Pierce, Sankey, Newton and Stanwix arrived in Portugal, the charge whereof is meant to be borne out of savings on this [Portugal] Establishment 6533 9
for small clothing and accoutrements furnished by William Churchill and Richard Harnage and to be made good by deductions out of the pay of the Regiments which shall receive same 8806 13 4
in part of186,296l. 4s. 2d. for the8833 additional Forces in Spain or Portugal
for small clothing and accoutrements furnished and to be made good as above 3683 6 8
£76750 0 0
Ibid., pp. 15–16.
June 26. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Auditor Maynwaring. Give all possible despatch to Sir Edward Seymour's accounts as late Navy Treasurer, which are now before you. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 328.
Same to Mr. St. John, Secretary at War, for a certificate of the respite on Major General Mordaunt's Regiment. Ibid., p. 329.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed order of Council [missing] concerning French wines brought in collusively to the prejudice of the merchants trading to Portugal, Italy and Spain. Ibid., p. 330.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to make good the loss of 505l. 15s. 11d. sustained on the sale by auction of the wines out of the ship Susanna, of which a collusive seizure was made by Charles Robertson late a tidesurveyor in London port and Andrew Wyat one of the tidesmen, being French wines from Rotterdam; on which “it was thought advisable for her Majesty's service and to prevent the like fraudulent practices for the future to order a bidding in the Court of Exchequer of 700l. beyond the appraised value of the ship and goods, making together 3491l. 18s. 0d. to keep the goods out of the proprietors' and officers' hands, though it did happen that by leakage in the warehouse and the fall in price there was lost by sale of the said wines at the candle 505l. 15S. 11d.”: the said sum is to be paid out of 361l. 0s. 8d. of realisations of goods formerly sold beyond the appraisement value and 110l. 13s. 2d. remaining in the hands of the Solicitor [of the Customs] on account of wines from St. Sebastian, and the remaining 34l. 2s. 1d. out of incidents of the Customs.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the case. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 44.
June 26. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin dated Whitehall to the Commissioners for Transports to pay Guy Ball merchant et al. owners of the ship Mary, Thomas Abraham master, 182l. 11s. 4d. for freight of said ship, which was hired 1705 April 21 to carry 210 soldiers of Col. Handasyde's Regiment to Jamaica at 1000l. for the run, one half thereof to be paid in hand (which was accordingly done) and the other half on return of certificates of landing the men there: the said ship being ordered to stay neither for soldiers nor convoy in regard the occasion was so very pressing and she accordingly took in part of the soldiers in the Thames May 17 and on the 31st of the same month took in the remainder at Portsmouth but there wanted convoy by reason the Experiment man of war Capt. Pudner, Commander (which was designed to be her convoy) had to await the arrival of the Newfoundland fleet which was not till Aug. 4 and on Aug. 11 a great storm happened by which the said Mary was rendered a mere wreck. The present sum represents her freight at 14s. per ton per month from 1705 May 3 when she was ready in the Thames to Aug. 11 when she was lost.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the case. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 6.
Same by same to the Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites of the Admiralty and to the Comptroller et al. of the same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) order of the Queen in Council dated Kensington Feb. 5 last for the payment to Capt. Covill Mayne, Commander of her Majesty's bomb vessel Carcass and his company and to Col. Roger Elliot, Lieutenant Governor of Gibraltar, of one moiety of the produce of the ship Nostra Seigniora del Rosario a Spanish settee whereof Francis Pujol was master: the said Elliot to have one eighth part thereof: the said ship lying at anchor in June last in the Bay of Gibraltar within gunshot of the Fort and being found to belong to Majorca under the Duke of Anjou and was with her lading seized by order of said Elliot as an enemy ship and as a perquisite of the Admiralty of England as being seized in port and not upon the high seas (being searched and seized by the gunner of the said bomb vessel Carcass before the said Governor's officers came up to her) and was condemned in the Admiralty Court of England Sept. 19 last.
Appending: (b) certificate, by the Receiver et al. of Admiralty Droits, of the seizure of said ship by said Capt. Mayne. Ibid., pp. 8–9.
Allowance by same of the table of rates or prices, detailed, for stamped vellum, parchment and paper for the present year; as proposed by the Stamps Commissioners. Ibid., p. 25.
June 26. Warrant by same dated Windsor Castle to the Receipt for the innovation of a lost tally and order in the name of Capt. Fran. Blynman for an annuity of 14l. for his life which he purchased on the Tunnage [Duty in part of 300,000l. by 5–6 Wm. and Mary c. 20] and which (in 1702 when he was ordered on the Expedition to Spain and thence to the Straits where he has continued ever since till his return in October last) he left in the possession of his brother Geo. Blynman who soon afterwards went to Barbados and died there.
Prefixing: report by the Auditor of the Receipt on said Capt. Blynman's petition. Ibid., p. 26.
Same by same dated Whitehall to Henry St. John, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for computing the offreckonings of Col. Livesay's Regiment from 1703 Dec. 23 to 1707 June 21 according to a scheme annexed.
Prefixing: report by the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on the memorial of Col. Livesay.
Appending: said scheme. Ibid., pp. 27–28.
Same by same to the steward of the Manor of Richmond in Surrey to give licence to Richard Holland to let all or part of his copyhold estate in said manor for a term of 41 years from Xmas last: on a fine of 41s.
Prefixing: report by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands on the petition of said Holland. I find 12 pence a year hath been usually given for such liberty. A like liberty was granted in 1699 to Sir James Butler, then a tenant in this same manor. Ibid., p. 31.
Same by same to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to depute William Thomas as their agent for prizes at Milford Haven at a quantum meruit, loco William Courtney who has not attended the said employ for a considerable time past. Ibid., p. 35.
Same by same to the Stamps Commissioners for stay of prosecution against Maximilian Gallop and Jasper Colson as sureties for Peter Clinton who died in prison for a debt of 2007l. 16s. 0d. due to the Stamps revenue: they being formerly accounted substantial men, but now reduced by misfortune to a very low condition.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the petition of the said Gallop and Colson. Ibid., p. 91.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to stay process against the inhabitants of Poplar and Blackwall co. Middlesex on account of considerable arrears of the Aid and Poll anno1697 ut supra p. 159. Ibid., p. 159.
June 27. Money warrant for 62l. 0s. 4d. to Andrew Duke for a surplusage on his account as Sheriff of co. Wilts for the year ended 1706 Sept. 29; said surplusage arising by his payment of rewards for the arrest of Thomas Hort, Andrew Perry and Peter Gregg, three robbers on the highway. Money Book XIX, p. 24, Order Book VII, p. 41, Disposition Book XIX, p. 17.
June 27. Money order for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Fox for 1707 June 24 quarter for keeping the Registers of the several orders of loan in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt. Order Book VII, p. 9.
Same for 5l. to John Broadhurst for same quarter as Porter at the Exchequer Gate. Ibid., p. 15. Disposition Book XIX, p. 29.
Same for 20l. to Roger Mi Hart, clerk to the Agents for Taxes, for same quarter for himself and for a messenger to said Agents. Order Book VII, p. 45. Disposition Book XIX, p. 29.
Same for 400l. to Henry Boyle for 1707 June 24 quarter on his allowance in lieu of fees and perquisites as Chancellor and Under Treasurer of the Exchequer. Order Book VII, p. 8.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed report [missing] from the Salt Commissioners relating to an allowance made by Walter Middleton their collector at Milford for some damaged salt. Has the Lord Treasurer the power to make the said allowance? Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 329.
Treasury reference to the Victualling Commissioners of the petition of the owners of the Hallifax galley shewing that said Commissioners hired said galley on Oct. 18 last to carry provisions to Lisbon and she sailed from St. Hellens under convoy of the Norfolk and Warspight but about 11 o'clock at night a Hamburg ship ran into her and she lost all her rigging and the master had both his legs broken and next day she got into Plymouth Sound with 8 foot of water in her hold and had to wait 3 months for another convoy and cost 500l. to refit; that in January last she sailed again under convoy of Admiral Dilk's squadron and was overtaken by a violent storm and received damage to the amount of 800l.: “that in like cases merchants that freight ships usually allow two thirds damage by way of average”: therefore praying consideration. Reference Book VIII, p. 303.
Report to Treasurer Godolphin by the Customs Commissioners of England on a letter from Lionel Norman to Mr. Lowndes from the Custom House in Edinburgh dated June 11 inst. The first part of the said letter proposes that a Proclamation be sent down [to Scotland] to induce all owners of wool shorn on the coasts to register the same according to the law. We have discoursed hereon with Capt. Baker, Surveyor General of the Riding Officers for the guard of the coast of Kent and Sussex, who informs us that there is no law which appoints a registering of wool shorn on any part of the coast either of North or South Britain whereby the owners are obliged to give any account in writing or otherwise within any time after shearing except on the coast in the counties of Kent and Sussex: and therefore there will need no such proclamation as is proposed.
In the other part of said letter he proposes the appointment of searchers at each port to verify the shipping of all goods on account of the debenture, especially at present for corn as the law directs, such officers to take the fees of the cocquets and transires as similar officers do in South Britain or otherwise for the [port] Collectors and that the landwaiters who in our report of March 22 last supra p. 255 were to act as searchers outwards should be particularly instructed duly to attend and certify the shipping of corn and of all sorts of Certificate Goods for exportation, for prevention of frauds in the drawbacks. In our said report we give our opinion against the appointment of patent officers for the Customs in North Britain. We advise that the Collectors, Comptrollers and other officers be established at certain [i.e. fixed or ascertained] salaries suitable to their several stations without any fee or reward from the merchant “which in experience hath been found to create too dangerous an intimacy between them, in consequence whereof it is to be apprehended that bribes may be frequently taken under colour of fees.”
Prefixing: extract from said Norman's letter. Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 90–1.
June 28. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Directors of the United East India Company enclosing a memorial [missing] of the Ordnance Office to the Lord Treasurer relating to your demand for saltpetre. The Lord Treasurer was in hopes from what passed at your last attendance here that you would not have insisted on interest on the said debt. Please let him have your answer to the said memorial. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 329.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. In what forwardness are the accounts of the late Visct. Falkland, Treasurer of the Navy ? Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of Ezechiel Barbauld, French minister, next in kin to Judith Nezereau a French refugee deceased, praying a grant of the Queen's fifth part of the said intestate's estate “alleging that Magdalen Nezereau who is applying to the Queen for the same hath no other end than troubling the petitioner who appears to have accounted for that part of the intestate's estates to one James Martin administrator of the intestate.” Reference Book VIII, p. 274.
June 29. Money warrant for 150l. to the Agents for Taxes (William Clayton, Robert Barker and Richard Shoreditch) for last June 24 quarter on their salaries of 200l. each. (Money order dated June—hereon). (Letter of direction dated July 2 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 488. Order Book VII, p. 39. Disposition Book XIX, p. 18.
June 30. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 50,000l. to John Visct. Fitz-Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber: as imprest and upon account for the service of the Office of the said Treasurer. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 223.
Money warrant for 150l. to Thomas Coke, Vice Chamberlain of the Household, for 1707 June 24 quarter's allowance.
462l. 10s. 0d. each to Charles, Earl of Sunderland and Robert Harley for same quarter's allowance or salary as Secretaries of State. Money Book XIX, pp. 28, 29. Order Book VII, p. 38. Disposition Book XIX, p. 18.
William Lowndes to Mr. Barker, Deputy [Queen's] Remembrancer in the Exchequer Court, to attend the Lord Treasurer next Wednesday to receive the verdict of the Jury of Goldsmiths about the Standard Trial Pieces. Bring with you the officers of the Exchequer concerned and also the proper acquittances to be signed by the several officers of England and for Sir David Nairn in behalf of the several officers of Scotland who are to keep the said Standard Pieces. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 330.