Warrant Books: July 1707, 1-15

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

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July 1707, 1–15

July 1. Royal warrant dated St. James's to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to pay 187l. 10s. 0d. to Dame Elizabeth Tredenham for the quarter's salary which would have been due at Midsummer 1707 to her late husband Sir Joseph Tredenham as one of the Comptrollers of Army Accounts. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 216.
Same to Treasurer Godolphin to pay 2224l. 18s. 0d. to William Clayton as imprest to pay to the several contributors for annuities under the act of last Session 6 Anne c. 2, 6 per cent interest [or discount] for prompt payment of their purchase money, to wit from date of payment to 20 May 1707. (Money order dated July 4, hereon). Ibid., p. 218. Order Book VII, p. 39.
Money order for 73l. 3s.d. to Stephen Harvey for Feb. 12 last (the last day of Hilary term) to May 24 last (the day of his death in St. Martin's-in-the-Fields) as late Second Justice of Merioneth, Carnarvon and Anglesea. Order Book VII, p. 43. Disposition Book XIX, p. 29.
Letter of direction for 6519l. 9s. 9d. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Navy Treasurer: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1707: and is to be paid over to Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of the Marine Regiments, on account of the pay of the said Regiments and is to answer bills of exchange drawn upon him from Girona by Col. Wills for that service. Disposition Book XIX, p. 18.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners touching the moneys paid by several [outports] Collectors for impresting seamen. It is alleged that between 1688 Dec. 16 and 1697 April 7 the sum of 2899l. 1s. 0d. was paid to the Lords Lieutenants, Vice Admirals of Counties and others, but orders from the said Lords Lieutenant for only 2178l. 15s. 0d. have been produced and for the remaining 720l. 6s. 0d only receipts for the money and further that as to the 860 seamen paid for by the Customs Collectors [themselves direct] between 8 July 1690 and 6 May 1696 (for which 635l. 10s. 5d. was paid) no accounts are produced as to the ships those men were delivered to, whereby Navy bills may [could] be made out according to the rules of the Navy Office. The Lord Treasurer directs that you make out bills according to the rules of your office for the abovesaid three sums of 2108l. 15s. 0d. and 720l. 6s. 0d. and 635l. 10s. 5d. he being satisfied that the service was performed and the demand reasonable, although no regular proof can now be made of the delivery of the men to the ships then in service at sea or of the places from whence conducted or for what times they were subsisted. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 330.
July 1. Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Master et al. of the Mint to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) order of the Queen in Council dated Windsor June 23 last that the Lords of the Privy Council do meet on Monday July 28 next at 9 in the morning at the house inhabited by the Usher of the Receipt, for the Trial of the Pix: and that the Lord Chancellor [sic for Treasurer] do require the Goldsmiths' Company to summon a jury of Goldsmiths to attend then and also the [Principal] Officers of the Mint. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 27.
Warrant by same to the Postmasters General to discharge the executors of Stephen Bridge, late deputy Postmaster at Boston, from his arrear of 36l. 11s. 3d. left [unpaid] by him at his death in August 1703.
Prefixing: report by said Postmasters on the petition of Elizabeth Bridge, daughter of said Stephen. He died in mean circumstances and she is blind and helpless and Thomas Clarkson, an attorney at Boston who was surety for said Stephen has threatened that if he be sued for the debt he will sue her who will thereby be forced into a prison during the remaining part of her life. Ibid., pp. 29–30.
Same by same to same to allow 18l. 19s. 1d. to Ann Raby, Deputy Postmaster at Newmarket, which was lost, she having sent it in the Newmarket bag of letters to London on or about 27 Aug. 1705 which method she has frequently adopted apparently for want of the conveniency of procuring bills of exchange, Newmarket being a place of little or no trade: and the loss being sworn to by Thomas Darling her assistant but the officers of the several stages all declare that no money came in the said bag: but no accident of the kind having ever happened before in the letter bag of her stage.
Prefixing: report by said Postmasters General on said Raby's petition. Ibid., pp. 30–31.
Same by same to the Attorney General to give warrant to the Clerk of the Petty Bag for a Commission of Enquiry to Hugh, Lord Willoughby of Parham and 11 others, detailed, for her Majesty, of the estates in co. Lanes late of William Dicconson and Thomas Eccleston who stand outlawed for treason. Ibid., p. 32.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Earl of Glasgow. I have received yours of the 26th ult. with enclosures and find thereby that there is no money at present in the Treasury of Scotland, but that on conferring with the Commissaries of the Army you judge they will be able to subsist the Troops to the end of the year out of the funds for that use if 12,000l. be remitted from England towards the same, in the present juncture, when you expect nothing out of the Customs and Excise. I have laid this matter before the Queen and she has consented to supply, out of the Civil List here, the said 12,000l. towards the immediate service of paying the said Troops, till such time as it can be reimbursed to her out of the Equivalent payable to Scotland. Thereof 6000l. will be forthwith remitted and the rest by 3000l. a month.
As to your observation concerning the contract with the Paymasters and Commissaries that the present method by them used has been most easy to the Government, and most acceptable to the Troops and the country and that there has not been the least complaint against the present Commissaries I think it most advisable that they continue in the same or the like method so far as is practicable with respect to the Articles and Acts of Union or at least till further order. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 59.
July 1. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners in England [sic for Scotland] to propose what salaries are reasonable for the several officers mentioned in the letter of June 11 last from Mr. Lionel Norman, one of your number. Ibid.
July 2. Royal warrant dated St. James's to John Dodd, Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty, to pay 300l. to John Warters on account for the charge of prosecuting affairs in the Admiralty pursuant to directions of the Lord High Admiral. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 216.
Same to Robert Hunter, Lieut. Governor and Governor General of Virginia, to take for himself in respect of his said office the yearly sum of 150l. out of the Queen's revenue of 2s. a hogshead arising there: to be for the rent of a house from the death of Col. Nott the late Governor “until the said house shall be finished for your entertainment, provided the same be done within 2 years from the 30th November next . . . and you are to represent to the Assembly of our said Colony in the most pressing manner how necessary we think it for our service that the work should be perfected without delay and that they do take care therein by a sufficient levy or levies if the same are not already raised”: all by reason that the like order was given in the royal letter of 1705 July 14 but the said Col. Hunter has now represented that the first Session of Assembly after the date of the said letter began 23 October 1705 and proceeded to the 30th November following and that the Assembly has not yet raised money sufficient for finishing the said house. Ibid., p. 217.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of John Thorowkettle's bill for 15l. 3s. 4d. for last June 24 quarter as Messenger of the Chamber for attendance on the Lord Treasurer.
Together with: warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay said Thorowkettle the like sum for same quarter for attendance on the Customs. Money Book XIX, p. 28. Disposition Book XIX, p. 18.
Money warrant for 117l. 17s. 0d. to John Ayres for writing, flourishing and engraving 3 large copper plates, having each 3 columns, for the Exchequer Bills which are to be circulated by the Bank as by the Act of last Session [6 Anne c. 21]. (Money order dated July 5 hereon). Money Book XIX, p. 28. Order Book VII, p. 44. Disposition Book XIX, p. 29.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for records of surplusage to pay the surplus of 18l. 14s. 4d. resting on the account of Edward Harvey, sheriff of Bucks for the year ended 1706 Sept. 29; the same being hereby to be satisfied out of the like debit resting on the account of Charles Morris, sheriff of co. Leicester for the same year.
Prefixing: extracts of said surplus and debit from the Great Roll of the Pipe. Money Book XIX, p. 29.
July 2. Same by same to the Auditor et al. of the Receipt to reserve and apply the sum of 16,639l. 18s. 8d. (being the surplus at June 24 last of the Excise granted for 99 years for Annuities with survivorships) for and towards making good such quarterly payments on the annuities purchased under the said Act as shall incur before Michaelmas 1710.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of the said surplus. Money Book XIX, p. 30.
A like certificate ut supra p. 127 of amended or new payees [not detailed] of bankers' annuities in consequence of sales or assignations thereof or change of ownership by inheritance or otherwise. Money Book XVIII, p. 356.
Letter of direction for 1000l. to William Lowndes for Secret Service: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XIX, p. 17.
Same for 250l. to Lady Jane Hyde: out of same. Ibid., p. 18.
William Lowndes to Henry Baker returning his report [missing] on the petition of Brigadier Carpenter et al. praying the allowance appointed by order in Council for their service in Romney Marsh in assisting the riding officers there for preventing the exportation of wool. You are to inform the Lord Treasurer more particularly how the service has been performed by them and what is due to them thereon. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 331.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a petition [missing] sent from the Earl of Marchmont on behalf of John Bruce, Collector of Customs at Kirkcaldy. You are to continue said Bruce in said employment. Ibid., p. 331. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 108.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Browne (a tidesman in the inferior list London port) as a same in the superior list ibid. loco John Berry deceased.
Thomas Potter (an extraordinary tidesman Ibid. in the hundred list) as a tidesman in the inferior list ibid. loco said Browne.
John Philips as a tidesman at Plymouth loco Thomas Holman deceased.
Vincent Floyd as riding surveyor at Ruthland [Ryddland] in Chester port loco John Floyd his father who being aged is willing to resign. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 45.
[? July 2] Report to the Queen by Treasurer Godolphin on the petition of divers merchants trading to Portugal, Italy and Spain complaining that to the great detriment of their trade French wines and other goods are imported in neutral ships as captures by privateers which do manifestly appear to be collusively taken, and more frequently since March last when a Duty of 15l. per tun on French prize wine did determine. I referred the said matter to the Customs Commissioners and concur in their report thereon as follows.
Appending: said report from the Customs Commissioners dated July 1. In support of their assertions the petitioners allege (1) that red French wine is not a proper commodity for a Swedish market to which place many of the ships brought in as prize and loaden therewith pretend to be consigned: (2) that there seems to be no solicitude of the Swedish minister here to prevent the condemnation of these cargoes as no doubt there would be if really consigned thither. But we have a plainer proof in the depositions in a trial yesterday before the Lord Chief Baron in the matter of the prize Prince Charles, Martin Peterson master, pretended to be taken by the Hannibal privateer, the circumstances of which collusive capture are contained in our Solicitor's report annexed [missing]. By an extract from a list, out of the Admiralty, of prizes condemned since March 8 [last] it appears that there have been 16 vessels of 11–1200 tons burthen [in all] condemned with wine and brandy. The nett Duty now on a tun of Portugal wine filled in London is 27l. 5s.d. and the nett Duty on a tun of French wine [so] filled is but 26l. 15s. 4d. which we take to be a very important matter to be considered in the next Session of Parliament “if it be true (as we are informed from a letter of the late Mr. Methuen) that the importation of certain English woollen manufactures into Portugal, which had been discontinued for some time, was readmitted about 3 years since by Treaty on condition that French wines should be charged one third above that of Portugal; and we are humbly of opinion it will bear that even for Prize wines, and that till a further Duty be laid no compromises be admitted in the method of entries or any allowances made on French prize wines but that all such for the future taken by privateers which will not pay the Duties should be destroyed or re-exported.” For preventing collusive captures by privateers the merchants pray that the security to be taken on granting any such [privateer] Commissions be of creditable and responsible persons and that a Proclamation be uttered for reward to discoverers of illegal or collusive trade with France. We have nothing to object thereto. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 53–4.
July 2. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners in North Britain to permit the export to Holland, or any other foreign port, of the 220 hogsheads of tobacco which Mr. Lone merchant entered outward on the Sarah, Thomas Oswald master, for Scotland on March 26 last for consumption there but which by contrary winds arrived there only on May 2.
Prefixing: report by the Customs Commissioners of England on said Lone's petition. We put a stop to the debentures until we learned what had become of the cargo, and we cannot advise the landing of the tobacco (though for consumption in Scotland) without payment of the full Duties now payable. Ibid., p. 45.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners [of England] to observe the rules and methods as follows with respect to all goods and stores that shall belong to any Foreign Minister; taking care that no prohibited goods pass thereunder and that Duty be paid on all customable goods except wearing apparel, household goods or their equipage.
Prefixing: presentment from said Commissioners proposing (for the more regular dispatch of all Foreign Ministers and to prevent complaints of unequal usage) that every Foreign Minister on his arrival should give a particular schedule signed by himself of his goods, household goods, wearing apparel and equipage, and of the remainder of his stores not exceeding one tun of wine for every Minister of the rank of an Ambassador and 2 hogsheads for every other public Minister of an inferior character; and that at their first coming only they may have their goods sent immediately to their own houses, only 2 or 3 parcels being examined to see they agree with the schedule: and the like on their departure without sending our officer to their house or examining the whole at the quays. But, as they know the laws of England, their schedules are to contain no prohibited goods nor any customable goods beyond household goods, wearing apparel or equipage. Ibid., p. 46.
July 2. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Samuel Sharpe and John Walker, two tidesmen on the hundred list, London port, setting forth their service in preserving the Neptune prize and effects, which were sold for 3000l. and paid into the Salt Office: therefore praying constant employment on their respective berths or a Coastwaiter's place. Reference Book VIII, p. 304.
[?] Same to Commissioners for Sick and Wounded of the petition of Capt. James Clarke shewing that in 1704 he was ordered by said Commissioners to furnish them with 2 ships, one at Plymouth the other at Southampton, to sail on receipt of orders and they were accordingly equipped with provisions and all things necessary: but in the interim they [the said Commissioners] contracted with other persons and petitioner's ships were dismissed without satisfaction: therefore praying payment of 405l. 18l. 0d. for wages, subsistence and wear and tear. Ibid.
July 2. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Anthony Sturt on his accounts as late Cashier of the Victualling under Visct. Falkland and the Earl of Orford as late Treasurers of the Navy: he having delivered in said accounts for the whole time he was employed therein viz. 1683 Dec. 12 to 1689–90 March 23.
Prefixing: certificate by Ja. Moody as to said accounts. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 29.
Lord Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of George Rodney Brydges praying that the 1600l. per an. pension granted by Charles II to the Earl of Rochester, which is alleged to be in trust for petitioner, may be re-granted in his own name. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 1.
July 3. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill and the incidents bill, both detailed, of the Office for Hackney Coaches for 1707 June 24 quarter: totals respectively 207l. 10s. 0d. and 72l. 10s.d. Money Book XIX, p. 30.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from William Popple, Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 331.
July 4. Royal sign manual dated Windsor Castle to Treasurer Godolphin to pay 12,000l. to Sir David Nairn as imprest: to be paid over to such Commissioners to whom the payment of the Forces in Scotland may appertain, to be by them applied to the pay of the said Forces: all by reason that although under the 14th Article of the Union all provision was to be made by the Parliament of Scotland for the public charge and service of that kingdom for the year 1707 yet it now appears that the funds for payment of the Forces there are not sufficient for carrying on the same beyond the 1st day of this instant July and the Queen being sensible how necessary it is that the said Forces should be well and duly paid and therefore having resolved to advance so much as (together with the [then existing] funds for the said Troops and what can be made use of out of the Civil List money in Scotland) will be sufficient to carry on the pay of the said Forces to the end of the present year. (Money warrant dated July 4 hereon). (Money order dated this day hereon). (Three letters of direction hereon dated July 7 for 6000l. Aug. 11 for 3000l. and Sept. 6 for the remaining 3000l.) Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 60–1, 62, 63. Order Book VII, p. 39. Disposition Book XIX, pp. 18, 34. Out Letters (North Britain), p. 108.
July 4. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 100,758l. 8s. 7d. to Deficient Funds as follows: the said sum representing the receipts between June 6 last and July 4 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows viz. 268l. 4s.d. from Salt Duties before 1706 August 1, being a surplus or remain from the first General Mortgage [or Deficiencies Sinking Fund Scheme]; 2826l. 11s. 3d. from said Duties since said date; 1l. 12s. 6d. from whale fins since 10 July 1706; 5117l. 4s. 11d. from New Customs before 1 Aug. 1706 being a surplus as above; 30,497l. 3s. 3d. from said Duties since that date; 1414l. 4s. 3d. from Additional Impositions since that date; 641l. 18s. 11d. from vellum before that date being a surplus as above; 2740l. 17s.d. from same since that date; 952l. 7s.d. from Continued Impositions before that date, being a surplus as above; 49,282l. 9s. 10d. from same since that date; 1069l. 14s. 4d. from Marriages, being a surplus as above; 5945l. 19s.d. from Houses: the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows viz.:
The Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 4th day of July, 1707. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Exchequer Bills 515165 4 444822 9 8 22195 11 9
First 3s. Aid 415099 0 0 423098 18 17884 5 10½
Paper for Plate 15400 0 0 15400 0 663 10 0
Malt Ticquets 579060 0 0 475800 0 0 24948 9 1
Leather 504438 0 0 504438 0 0 21733 8
Third Quarterly Poll 212770 17 0 226770 17 0 9167 2
Third 3s. Aid 25823 2 9 31271 6 1112 11 6
New East India Company 65518 0 48709 19 2 2822 16
General Society [East Indies] 5354 10 3980 17 4 230 13 11½
2338628 15 2174292 7 9 100758 8 7
Money Book XIX, pp. 36–37.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Bank of England. Mr. Taylour has acquainted me with your readiness (for accommodation of the public service) to enter into an obligation to the Queen (in the form he attended you with yesterday by my direction) for the appointing of the Commissioners of the Equivalent to receive and send same [the moneys of the Equivalent] down to Edinburgh; but some of the Lords of Scotland here who are entrusted by the said Commissioners to take the security for them are apprehensive that it will be more pleasing to 'em if it [the said security] should be made to the said Lords viz. the Duke of Queensberry, Earl of Mar and Earl of Loudoun according to the enclosed form [missing]. I don't think it at all material to whom the bond is made, in regard the condition is the same: yet I cannot but desire you to give this fresh proof of your zeal for the public service by complying with this request. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 60.
July 5. Money order for 40l. to John Lowe and Peter Le Neve, Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer, for 1707 Easter and Trinity terms for ordering and sorting records. Order Book VII, p. 42. Disposition Book XIX, p. 29.
July 6. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to Treasurer Godolphin to pay 1477l. 16s. 0d. to Algernon, Earl of Essex: as royal bounty; being so much as would have incurred and grown due to him upon the salary of 1000l. per an. as Governor of the Tower if he had been actually [i.e. immediately] appointed thereto upon the removal of the Earl of Abingdon on the 6th Oct. 1705: all by reason that the Queen had intentions of then granting said office to him but the Earl having been in service abroad and other accidents happening, his patent for constituting him to that office did not pass until lately and his salary for same only commences from 1707 March 25. (Money warrant dated July 30 hereon). (Money order dated July 30 hereon). (Letter of direction dated July 30 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 223. Order Book VII, p. 41. Disposition Book XIX, p. 29.
Same to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to order payment of all arrears of pay or clearings due to the Duke of Ormonde's Regiment of Horse, the Regiment of Dragoons under William Lord Tunbridge, and Col. Owen Wynne's Regiment of Foot: which by royal letters of May 24 last were ordered to be transported from Ireland for service in Spain. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 1.
July 7. Money warrant for 31,788l. 3s.d. to Nehemiah Arnold, Paymaster of Malt Lottery Tickets, as imprest for the 77th and 78th payments, which are the next payments in course of the said Tickets.
Appending: certificate of the money due on the said payments to 4 July inst.
£ s. d.
for the 77th payment
Principal money due after abating 30l. for 3 benefits above 20l. each 9970 0 0
interest of 997 ticquets from 1700 Lady day to July 4 inst. being 2657 days at a halfpenny each 5518 16
Benefits 490 0 0
£15978 16
for the 78th payment
Principal money after abating 20l. for 2 benefits above 20l. each 9980 0 0
interest of 998 tickets for period as above 5524 6 11
Benefits 305 0 0
£15809 6 6
(Money order dated July 7 hereon). Money Book XIX, p. 31. Order Book VII, p. 40.
July 7. Letter of direction for 7078l. 16s. 6d. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Navy Treasurer: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1707: and is intended for the Victualling and to be applied to pay the coopers, labourers and others employed in the service of the Victualling at the several ports to the 31 December 1706. Disposition Book XIX, p. 19.
William Lowndes to the East India Company. The Barons of the Exchequer have settled the condition of the bond to be given [under the Act 6 Anne c. 3] for all ships bound to the East Indies. I enclose a copy of it for you to comply therewith unless you have any objection thereto, in which case you are forthwith to signify same to the Lord Treasurer. He has directed the Customs Commissioners to take bonds with such condition for all ships going thither. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 331.
Treasury reference to Samuel Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Richard Goodrick for a fresh lease of a tenement called the Fryers at Richmond of which he is in possession, being late in lease to John Lawze but now in her Majesty's disposal, and he having spent 200l. thereon, the same being left very ruinous by one Williams, a mortgagee from Lawze. Reference Book VIII, p. 274.
July 7 and 8. Treasurer Godolphin dated Windsor Castle Monday July 7 to Mr. Taylour at the Treasury Chambers. Sir David Nairn has shown me 2 papers, one from Sir Isaac Newton, the other from the Warden of the Mint at Edinburgh. Please send an order to the Mint here to consider of proper persons to be sent to Edinburgh pursuant to what is prayed in those papers.
Followed by: (1) said memorial of Sir Isaac Newton in reply to the Lord Treasurer's verbal instructions to report what is necessary to set on foot the coinage in the Mint in Scotland. There is but one clerk there for rating and standarding. More will be required to prevent errors in essays, rating and standarding. Their bookkeeping differs from ours and must be set right: none of their officers have yet acquainted themselves with our practice. I have spoke with Dr. Gregory, Professor of Astronomy at Oxford (as I acquainted your Lordship) and with one of the clerks at the Mint about going to Edinburgh till Michaelmas next. I propose that a suitable recompense be appointed them. As to dies and puncheons sent thither till such time as the work of the graver of that Mint shall be approved I propose that the prices of same be settled.
(2) the said memorial of William Drummond, Warden of the Mint in Scotland. The recoinage of the moneys of Scotland to the standard of the moneys of England is now to be gone about by the Mint of Scotland and the said Mint (which differs in its present constitution, bookkeeping, method of working and offices from the Mint of England) is to observe in its coining the methods of the Mint of England. It is therefore desirable that a person be sent to Edinburgh well versed in the methods of the Mint of England and a clerk versed in its forms of accounts and 2 moneyers for working and directing the servants already in the Mint of Scotland. (John Taylor dated July 8 in the absence of William Lowndes to the Principal Officers of the Mint, London, to present names of persons to be sent as above and to propose allowances). Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 74–76.
July 8. Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint in the Tower of the abovesaid memorial of Mr. Drummond, Warden of the Mint at Edinburgh, relating to officers to be sent from the Mint here to the Mint there to the end there may be no difference betwixt the coins of the two Mints. The referees are to present the names of proper persons and to propose what allowances they think reasonable for them and in what manner they ought to be constituted. Reference Book VIII, p. 304.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Agents for Taxes enclosing Mr. Barker's report concerning the supers set in the accounts of the late Paymasters of the Forces in Ireland. You are to get a list of the said supers and proceed thereupon as proposed in the said report. Out Letters (Genera l)XVIII, p. 331.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte. By your report of March 14 last, supra pp. 200–3, upon the account of William Byrd as Receiver General of the Quit rents of Virginia it appears that there remained due to her Majesty on the 25th April 1706 the sum of 2060l. 12s.d. You are to write to Mr. Byrd forthwith to remit to the Exchequer here the money in his hands of the said quit rents, the Lord Treasurer intending thereout to satisfy what is due on Lord Culpeper's pension of 600l. per an. Ibid p. 332.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of North Britain. The Lord Treasurer directs you forthwith to represent to him a state of the management of the revenues under your care and whether it is not necessary that Riding Surveyors should be forthwith appointed for the better guard and inspection of the coasts and how many and for what districts and at what salaries: and generally you are to lay before him all matters wherein any directions or authorities are wanting from him, together with such observations and remarks as you think proper for his cognizance as conducive to the service. (The like letter to the Excise Commissioners of North Britain). Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 63–4.
July 9. William Blathwayt to William Lowndes dated from Whitehall. I have received information from some persons of note and credit in Barbados of discoveries they are able to make in the Casual revenue of that island. They desire a half of what shall be recovered thereon, as the performance thereof will require considerable attendance and expenses for recovering the same. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 347.
July 10. Letter of direction for 1500l. to Francis, Visct. Rialton, Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List moneys: and is to be applied to pay for a new store of wines lately provided by the Board of Greencloth for the service of her Majesty's Household the next year. Disposition Book XIX, p. 19.
John Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Navy Commissioners enclosing for their observations thereon a report [missing] on the petition of William Heath et at. relating to some Navy bills bought by them, which were made out for [in the name of] John Winter. The Lord Treasurer intends to lay the same before the Queen in Council on Monday next “if you have no objection thereunto.” Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 332.
July 11. Same to Sir Christopher Wrenn to view the several offices where the records of the Court of Exchequer are kept and to estimate for their repair, the same being very much out of repair, inconvenient and too little for the orderly placing, digesting and keeping the same: and to estimate for the repair of same. Ibid., p. 332.
Treasury reference to the Salt Commissioners of the petition of John Andrews on behalf of himself and other merchants, shewing that they purchased several Victualling Office warrants and had no other allowance than the current price on the Exchange; that the present Commissioners of the Victualling refuse payment thereof (though in course of payment) alleging a caveat to be entered thereto by the Salt Commissioners on pretence that William Armiger (from whom petitioners purchased the said warrants) is indebted to the Queen for Salt Duties: therefore praying the like remedy as Mr. Jackson had who purchased another of the said warrants. Reference Book VIII, p. 273.
The Duke of Queensberry, Earl of Mar and Earl of Loudoun from London to the Commissioners of the Equivalent at Edinburgh introducing and recommending to them the four English members of your Commission, being now going down to meet with you. Their design is to make the affair of the Equivalent easy and to the satisfaction of all concerned. We hope you will treat them civilly and as friends. “We being now all of one kingdom our interest is the same and tho' the Equivalent be principally the concern of Scotland yet it's the interest of the whole nation to have it rightly managed. If you confide in those gentlemen you will find that they will be of great use in this affair and make things easie to you. So we earnestly recommend them to you.” Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 71–2.
The Earl of Mar to Lord Grange at Edinburgh emphasing the above request that the said four English gentlemen should be treated civilly, as friends and without any jealousy. (The like letter to Sir John Erskine of Alva at Edinburgh). (The like letter to the Earl of Seafield, Lord Chancellor of Scotland). (The like letter to Mr. William Dalrymple of Glenmuir). Ibid., pp. 72–74,
July 11. William Blathwayt to William Lowndes dated from Whitehall. There is a vacancy in the office of Casual [Revenue] Receiver in the Leeward Islands, by the coming away of the last Receiver; for which the Lord Treasurer may be pleased to nominate a fit person. There is a gentleman going to reside in those islands as Deputy Secretary. I conceive he may be likewise fit to supply this place. He is Mr. Christo. Rhodes. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 347.
July 12. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to David Gregory forthwith to repair to Edinburgh and to be assisting to the officers of the Mint there by overseeing and directing all the officers according to the methods of the Mint in England: at an allowance of 250l. for 3 months' stay: and with such further allowance for any further stay as shall be thought fit: all in accordance with the representation from William Drummond, the Warden of the Mint at Edinburgh desiring the assistance of some officer well versed in the present constitution of the Mint of England to advise and direct in the present re-coinage and in the methods of working hereafter.
Prefixing: (1) memorial from Sir Isaac Newton to Treasurer Godolphin dated Mint Office 24 June 1707 “according to your Lordship's verbal orders to lay before your Lordship memorials of what may be requisite for setting on foot the coinage in the Mint in Scotland with expedition.” I am informed there is but one clerk in that Mint for rating and standarding; and their assays, rating, standarding and way of bookkeeping differ from ours. I have spoke with Dr. Gregory, Professor of Astromony at Oxford (as I acquainted your Lordship) and with one of the clerks of the Tower Mint about going to Edinburgh to instruct the officers and clerks and assist them in their business till Michaelmas next. I propose that a suitable recompense be appointed them for that service.
(2) The abovesaid memorial to Treasurer Godolphin from William Drummond, Warden of the Mint in Scotland “now in London”; with reference dated July 8 thereon to the Warden, Master and Comptroller of the Mint, England, all ut supra p. 350–1.
(3) Extract of a [letter from Lord Glasgow et al. touching and summarising a] memorial from Scotland relating to the Mint and re-coinage there: all ut infra p. 423 under date Aug. 28. The officers of the Mint have acquainted us that they cannot proceed to coin because though they have shilling and sixpenny dies yet the cutters are not sent and they cannot be made here [in Scotland] because they must be made of melted iron in which nobody can work in this part of the kingdom: besides they do yet want several of the tools and materials that were ordered by the last ship, which is not yet arrived. They are also at a great loss for want of the Crown and half Crown dies, and by the order from her Majesty to the Master of the Mint there is a certain proportion of Crowns and half Crowns to be coined and it is the more necessary to do it that we [the Mint in Scotland] have got above 40,000l. or 50,000l. of the money [of the Equivalent] from England in shillings and sixpences. [It will be noticed that the succeeding paper No. 4 hereto incorporates a report or answer to both the above papers No. 2 and No. 3. This implies that this second memorial from the Mint in Scotland relating to the half Crown dies had reached the Treasury direct before July 9 and that the subsequent reference as under date Aug. 28 was a reference upon a later letter from the Lords of Scotland recapitulating paper No. 3 as above].
(4) Report dated July 9 by the officers of the Mint, England on the abovesaid memorial of said Drummond as calendared in Calendar of Treasury Papers 1702–7, p. 519. We propose to send Dr. Gregory, Mr. Morgan and the Moneyers Seabrook, Haley and Collard ut Ibid.; the allowance to the last three to be upon condition that all necessary tools, horses, firing and alum be furnished for them: and further that the Mint in Scotland be furnished from hence with dies for sixpences at 9s. a pair; dies for shillings at 13s. 6d. a pair; half crown dies at 19s. a pair and crown dies at 26s. a pair: and with 6d. puncheons at 10s. a pair; shilling puncheons at 15s. a pair; half crown puncheons at 20s. a pair and crown puncheons at 25s. a pair. Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 75–79. Out Letters (General) XVIII, pp. 341–2.
July 12. Royal warrant appointing Richard Morgan as clerk as above to instruct and assist the clerks of the Mint in Scotland in the methods of the English Mint. Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 79–80.
A like warrant appointing said Thomas Seabrook, Henry Haley and Richard Collard, three of the Moneyers of the Tower Mint, to take care of the re-coinage of the money in Scotland as above according to such rules, methods and instructions as by the indentures of the Mint in England and the Charter there [in Scotland] is directed and prescribed. Ibid., pp. 80–81.
Report to Treasurer Godolphin from William Blathwayt on the Address of the Governor, Council and Assembly of Maryland to the Lord Treasurer touching the application of divers sums of money by Col. Blackiston, late Governor of that Colony, to other uses than the same were given for by the Assembly.
The Address states that in 1692 the Assembly granted a shilling per hogshead of tobacco exported thence, for the supply of Magazines and the support of the Government there. Three-fourths thereof had been appropriated for the maintenance of the Government and the remaining fourth for the buying of arms and ammunition. Out of the said fourth part Col. Blackiston and the succeeding President of the Council had misapplied 260l. as follows viz.:
(1) 60l. for charges and disbursements in apprehending Theophilus Turner, a pirate, and his effects.
As to this Blackiston makes answer that being Governor of Maryland in 1699 he received intelligence from the neighbouring Government that divers pirates were come from Madagascar and were endeavouring to land upon the coast. He gave orders for apprehending them and had the good fortune to seize one with effects of considerable value; which (according to orders from Mr. Vernon, then Secretary of State) he remitted to my Lord Bellomont then in New York. For the charges thereof he made use of the said 3 pence per hogshead, there being no other revenue in cash at that time, and he had the approbation of the then Lords Justices for so doing, signified by a letter from Mr. Vernon; a copy whereof he has produced.
(2) 50l. for charges and disbursements in apprehending and securing other pirates and their effects.
Hereon Blackiston says that pursuant to Instructions from the Commissioners of Trade and Plantations in the same year, he secured one Capt. Munday, whom he obliged to go into England under a recognizance of 1000l.: bnt that the goods which remained in Maryland have been claimed by one Mr. Webb and adjudged to him in Doctors Commons. He, Blackiston, has taken care that the said 50l. be repaid to one of her Majesty's Receivers in Maryland by the said Webb and applied to the proper fund; and does not doubt that it will be speedily repaid accordingly.
(3) 50l. paid by order of Council there to Capt. Peter Coade, Commander of the Messenger advice boat and not repaid.
To this 'tis answered that this vessel was sent by the Admiralty of England for the guard of the coast and for preventing illegal trade. For want of supplies from the Victualling Office and for want of credit in that country Capt. Coade was obliged to apply to the Governor and Council there, who thereupon lent him 100l. out of the said 3 pence per hogshead. Capt. Coade has repaid 50l. thereof, as he would have done the rest upon application to the Victualling Office if he and his ship had not been lost in their return for England.
(4) 100l. paid to Capt. Nathaniel Bostock by order of the President and Council [of Maryland] for the use of her Majesty's ship Eagle advice boat, to purchase provisions.
To this Blackiston answers to the same effect and that this sum was lent after his coming to England by the President and Council: and that Capt. Bostock being since dead the sum has not yet been repaid by the Victualling Office upon account of provisions bought in Maryland.
I consider that in all these particulars Col. Blackiston hath behaved himself with due regard to her Majesty's services. The first 50l. ought to have been repaid out of the pirate's effects remitted to England by the Earl of Bellomont, which I understand has been since disposed of by Act of Parliament to the use of Greenwich Hospital, and how the same may be otherwise made good to the satisfaction of the Assembly of Maryland is humbly submitted to your Lordship; unless your Lordship shall order it to be paid out of Fines and Forfeitures accruing to her Majesty and unappropriated in Maryland, “though [these be] of small value and usually taken by the Receivers of their respective Districts for their appointed salaries, which this fund seldom fully answers.” The remaining 50l. and 100l. ought to be made good by the Victualling Office “which I humbly conceive is very necessary for satisfying the people there and encouraging them to lend money for her Majesty's service upon the several occasions and exigencies that do happen in those parts.” Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 348–50.
July 13. Money order for 1336l. 7s. 10¼d. to Samuell Edwin Esq., Usher of the Receipt of the Exchequer, for necessaries by him delivered to the Officers of the Receipt in Easter and Trinity terms 1706. Order Book VII, p. 70. Disposition Book XIX, p. 59,
July 14. Royal warrant dated Windsor to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to William, Lord Cowper, baron of Wingham, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain, of an annuity or yearly sum of 4000l.: out of the Post Office: this grant to determine the patent of 1705 Nov. 29 which granted the like annuity to him by the name of William Cowper Esq. as Keeper of the Great Seal. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 229.
Money warrant for 3179l. 2s. 0d. to the Bank of England for an allowance after the rate of 4½ per cent. for circulating the sum of 716,400l. in Exchequer Bills issued at the Receipt of the Exchequer between 1707 April 26 and June 24: in accordance with the Act of 5 Anne [6 Anne c. 21] for Continuing the Duties on Houses to secure a yearly fund for circulating the said Bills whereby 1,500,000l. is intended to be raised.
Appending: schedule of said issues of Exchequer Bills.
226,800l. issued April 26 interest 1649l. 14s.d. for 59 days.
25,400l. ” ” 29 ” 175l. 7s.d. ” 56 ”
32,300l. ” May 9 ” 183l. 3s.d. ” 46 ”
5,500l. ” ” 13 ” 28l. 9s. 7d. ” 42 ”
83,100l. ” ” 16 ” 399l. 11s. 3d. ” 39 ”
76,500l. ” ” 19 ” 339l. 10s. 8d. ” 36 ”
7,900l. ” ” 24 ” 30l. 3s. 10¼d. ” 31 ”
22,500l. ” ” 28 ” 74l. 17s. 11¼d. ” 27 ”
12,800l. ” ” 31 ” 37l. 17s.d. ” 24 ”
57,800l. ” June 7 ” 121l. 2s. 10d. ” 17 ”
62,200l. ” ” 13 ” 84l. 7s.d. ” 11 ”
85,200l. ” ” 13 ” 52l. 10s.d. ” 5 ”
18,400l. ” ” 23 ” 2l. 5s.d. ” 1 day.
(Money order dated July 24 hereon). Order Book VII, p. 55. Disposition Book XIX, p. 20.
Letter of direction for 2000l. to William Lowndes for secret service: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XIX, p. 19.
Same for 113,616l. 3s.d. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Navy Treasurer: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1707: and is to be applied to the following uses viz.:
£ s. d.
for Wages generally 40000 0 0
more to the head of Wages being for account of pay due to the pensioners belonging to the chest at Chatham at Lady day 1707 18000 0 0
for Wear and Tear being to complete 241,495l. for the Course of the Navy for 6 months ending Dec. 1705 and interest thereon 55616 3
£113616 3
Same for 40,000l. to the Honble Harry Mordaunt, Paymaster of the Ordnance: out of Contributions as above: to be applied half for sea services and half for land services of the Ordnance. Ibid., p. 19b,
July 14. William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer has, according to your desire, directed 40,000l. to the Navy Treasurer to carry on the payment of wages at Portsmouth and other places. There is but 13,556l. 19s. 0d. over and above 100,693l. 13s. 4d. reserved in tallies in said Treasurer's hands to be applied out of this year's funds to complete the quota for the head of wages. So the Lord Treasurer hopes your management will be such as not to make any demand to exceed the said quota until the Parliament shall grant new supplies for that purpose. Disposition Book XIX, p. 20.
July 15. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 200l. per an. to John Pocklington as Second Justice of Chester; as an augmentation of the salary of his place there: to date as from April 28 last, the date of his patent of appointment and to be paid by quarters on the last day of each term, but the first payment to be for 63l. 11s. 10d. viz. 13l. 11s. 10d. for April 28 last to May 26 last (the last day of Easter term) and 50l. for last Trinity term. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 224.
Same to William, Lord Cowper, Lord High Chancellor, for a grant under the great seal to Richard Chiswell of London merchant and John Hatley of London haberdasher of the custody of Royston Chiswell an idiot as found by inquisition of 1706 June 26 on a writ out of Chancery de ideota inquirenda: all on the petition of Richard Chiswell father both of said Royston Chiswell and of his brother the said first named Richard Chiswell. Ibid., p. 228.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of Salt Office incidents bill for last June 24 quarter: total 650l. 2s.d. Money Book XIX, p. 31.
Warrant by same to the Receipt to take in loans not exceeding 12,335l. 14s. 5d. on the Act [6 Anne c. 27] for continuing several Subsidies: the said sum representing the interest [prompt discount] on the total 822,381l. 15s. 6d. which by the said Act was authorised to be borrowed on the funds as therein. Ibid., p. 33.
Same dormant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay the heirs of Andrew Newport and James Halsall (both now dead) the salary of 500l. per an. for the office of Surveyor General of the Customs of which they had a grant 1675 Dec. 18 for the lives of James Clayton and Edward Rumbold in reversion of the interest of Geo. Nicholas and Sir Orlando Bridgeman (both now dead). In the margin: a later Treasury confirmation dated 1715 April 7 hereof. Ibid., p. 34
Money warrant for 37l. 10s. 0d. to Richard Topham for last June 24 quarter for 3 clerks for digesting and ordering of the records in Cæsar's Chapel in the Tower.
25l. to Geo. Holmes for same quarter as chief clerk in said work. Ibid., p. 34. Order Book VII, p. 40. Disposition Book XIX, p. 23.
Letter of direction for 3775l. to the Judges as follows for last Trinity term's allowances: out of Civil List moneys: l.
to the 12 Judges of England 3000
to the Chief Justice of Chester 125
to Mr. Cox, Webb, Neave, Bannastre and Hook 5 of the Judges for Wales 375
to the 11 Masters in Chancery for 1707 June 24 quarter 275
Disposition Book XIX, p. 19b.
July 15. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to distribute as follows the 933l. 14s. 0d. proceeds of the prize wines taken in the ship Crown'd Lyon condemned in the Admiralty, to wit 343l. 11s. 6d. for the Duty of 15l. per ton on prize wines and 590l. 2s. 6d. to the captors.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the petition of John Mascall et al. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 47.
The like for the distribution of the 487l. 10s. 0d. proceeds of the prize wine taken in the ship Peace dogger: to wit 187l. 2s.d. for Duty as above and the remaining 300l. 7s. 11¾d. to the captors.
Prefixing: report ut supra on the petition of John Mascall et al. Ibid., pp. 47–8.
The like for the 1187l. 15s. 0d. proceeds of the wines taken in the ship Deer Garden: viz. 294l. 18s. 1d. for Duties and 892l. 16s. 11d. to the captors.
Prefixing: report ut supra on the petition of John Mascall et al. Ibid., p. 48.
The like for the 1470l. 17s. 6d. proceeds of the wine taken in the Patrick Abraham viz. 490l. 10s. 4d. for Duties and 980l. 7s. 2d. to the captors.
Prefixing: report ut supra on the petition of John Mascall et al. Ibid., p. 49.
The like for the 1141l. 10s. 0d. proceeds of the wine taken in the ship Amity viz. 551l. 0s. 6d. for Duties and 590l. 9s. 6d. for the captors.
Prefixing: report ut supra on the petition of Peter Stephens. Ibid., pp. 49–50.
The like for the 973l. 5s. 0d. proceeds of the wine taken in the ship St. Michaell viz. 493l. 12s. 4d. for Duties and 479l. 12s. 8d. to the captors.
Prefixing: report ut supra on the petition of Peter Stephens. Ibid., p. 50.
The like for the 1496l. 5s. 0d. proceeds of the wine taken in the ships Hope and Maria viz. 581l. 14s. 8d. for Duties and 914l. 10s. 4d. to the captors.
Prefixing: report ut supra on the petition of John Mascall et al. Ibid., p. 51.
The like for the 266l. proceeds of the wine taken in the ship Mure Mason viz. 87l. 8s. 4d. for the Duties and 178l. 11s. 8d. to the captors.
Prefixing: report ut supra on the petition of John Mascall et al. Ibid., pp. 51–52.
July 15. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Lady Falkland on her late husband's accounts as late Treasurer of the Navy, his ledgers being passed and his voluntary charge for his ultimate ledger being now preparing. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 33.
The like for the like stay against the Commissioners for Hackney Coaches on their accounts.
Prefixing: certificate by deputy Auditor James Moody that said accounts have been delivered in to the Auditor. Ibid., p. 34.
The like for the like stay against Charles Shales, goldsmith, on the account of John Shales his late father as Commissary General of Provisions in Ireland; the same being now before Auditor Harley. Ibid., p. 35.
[?] Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Thomas Roach of several lands and tenements in the parish of Parracombe co. Devon, being part of the lands of Richard Burgess and Philip Burgess outlaws: at a rent of 3s. 4d. per an. and fine of 6s. 8d. Ibid.
[?] The like of a same to Thomas Newman and Elizabeth his wife of several lands and tenements in co. Yorks. being part of the lands of Sir Thomas Gascoigne bart. outlaw. Ibid.