Warrant Books: October 1706, 16-31

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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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October 1706, 16–31

October 16. Royal sign manual for 200l. to Sir William Fazakerly, Kt., Chamberlain of the city of London: as royal bounty towards relief of the poor of Stebonheath [Stepney] and Wapping and places adjacent. (Money warrant dated Oct. 18 hereon). (Money order dated Oct. 18 hereon). (Letter of direction dated Nov. 20 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 95. Money Book XVIII, p. 319. Order Book VI, p. 522. Disposition Book p. 203.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Exchequer to apply to unsatisfied loans on the sixth 4s. Aid 1 Anne, the surplus of 12,075l. 14s. 8d. of the East India fund remaining in the Exchequer at Sept. 29 last. Money Book XVIII, p. 306.
Allowance by same of the salary bills, not detailed, of the Customs for last Sept. 29 quarter viz. 9379l. 13s. 9d. for the outports and 6679l. 1s. 6d. for London port. Ibid., p. 308.
Money order for 20l. to Roger Millart for last Sept. 29 quarter's salary as clerk to the Agents for Taxes. Order Book XVIII, p. 524.
Letter of direction for issues as follows out of Civil List moneys:
10l. to the Foreign Apposer.
135l. to the officers of Walt ham Forest (see infra under date Feb. 4).
1974l. to Mr. Methuen as the remainder of 2974l. [as under date 5 March and 5 June last].
1300l. to Duke of Marlborough; 900l. each to John Methuen; and Lord Raby; 720l. each to Mr. Stanhope and Mr. Stepney; 450l. each to Mr. Hill, Dr. Robinson, Mr. Whitworth, Mr. Vernon, Mr. How, Mr. Stanyan, Dr. Newton; 270l. to Mr. Wych; 180l. to Mr. Davenant; 95l. to Mr. Lodington; 150l. to Mr. Cole; 32l 10s. 0d. to Mr. Darzilier. (For the money warrants and orders for this list of Ambassadors see infra under date 1706–7 Jan. 29.) Disposition Book XVIII, pp. 178–180.
October 16. William Lowndes to Mr. Vincent. Bring to the Lord Treasurer to-morrow an account of what money has come to your hands for the pay of the Forces and how the same has been applied. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 252.
October 18. Letter of direction for 2000l. to William Lowndes: out of Civil List moneys: for Secret Service. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 182.
Same for 803l. 3s.d. to the Paymaster of the Works: out of same: to be paid over to Henry Wise; 700l., thereof for last Sept. 29 quarter on his 2800l. for keeping 140 acres of royal Gardens at 20l. per acre; and 103l. 3s.d. for same quarter for St. James's Park. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Auditor Maynwaring to prepare the account of Mr. Borrett, Solicitor for the affairs of the Treasury, of moneys expended in the prosecution of law suits between 1705 Oct. 15 and 1706 Oct. 15. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 253.
Same to the Agents for Taxes concerning a further stay of process against Nathaniel Rich, late Receiver General of co. Essex. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Mary Wilkins concerning some lace seized by an officer; for which she had taken out a licence to compound and had paid the officer his composition money: therefore praying an order to the Attorney General for a noli prosequi to the information of seizure. Reference Book VIII, p. 241.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to permit the export, Customs free, of some prize fish out of the Robert Salee prize now at Plymouth and some Poor Jack out of the St. Esprit of St. Jean de Luz now lying at Ramsgate. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 566.
October 19. Letter of direction for 45,091l. 6s. 8d. to the Navy Treasurer: whereof 33,595l. 4s.d. out of loans on Malt anno 1706 and 11,496l. 2s.d. out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1706: and is for Wear and Tear and to be applied to the payment of bills in course and interest thereon viz. 42,151l. 6s. 8d. for bills registered in course from 1704–5 Feb. 3 to Feb. 28 and 2940l. for interest thereon. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 182.
Same for 6448l. 4s. 2d. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1706: for services as follows viz.:
£ s. d.
in part of 222,379l. 5s. 10d. for 10,210 men in Portugal anno 1706
for Contingencies of said Forces from June 24 last to Dec. 23 next 2000 0 0
in part of 250,000l. for prosecuting the successes in Spain anno 1706
to answer 3 bills of exchange drawn by the Earl of Peterborough from Valentia March 1 last payable to Messrs. Benjamin and Benjoh Furley 1500 0 0
to repay the collectors of Excise and Customs the sums advanced by them to Mr. Hartopp, the Deputy Paymaster of the Forces under Earl Rivers; for the subsistence of said Forces 2948 4 2
£6448 4 2
Ibid., p. 183.
October 19. William Lowndes to James Brydges. The Lord Treasurer agrees to your raising 4719l. 15s.d. on Malt tallies anno 1706 in your hands, by discounting [same] with anybody at 5 per cent. for services as follows viz.:
£ s. d.
for clearings to the Subject Troops part of the 10,000 additional men from Feb. 24 last to June 23 last 1930 17 0
for offreckonings for same to same time 2788 18
£4719 15
Ibid., p. 184.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Paul and Christopher Clitherowe, executors to John Paul, shewing that as executors they are entitled to the Duty of Prizage in London port and a doubt arising whether Prizage Wines ought to pay the new Subsidy of Tonnage granted 9 Wm. III c. 23 the petitioner Paul to settle the point brought his action against one Mr. Cook (with whom the Duty was deposited) and a special verdict being found the Court of Exchequer were divided in opinion and before any determination the said Cook died whereupon a new action was brought against Sir John Shaw to settle the question and a special verdict found but the action being brought in both the petitioners' names the name of Clitherowe was by mistake omitted in one place of the Declaration and an addition made to the former Declaration by expressing the money in the Declaration mentioned to be received for the Duty of Prizage before then granted: and exception being taken by the Solicitor General the cause was no further argued: therefore praying that the Attorney General may consent to an amendment by adding Clitherowe's name and striking out the said words. Reference Book VIII, p. 243.
William Lowndes to Mr. Keightley enclosing (a) infra. I do assure you I never recommended any man to your board in my Lord Treasurer's name without his lordship's knowledge. In order that I may have right done me herein please send hither all the original recommendations signed by me.
Appending: (a) an undated paper delivered to Mr. Lowndes by Mr. Guicciardine Wentworth. “Mr. John Horncastle obtained a letter of recommendation dated 24 August 1705 signed by Mr. Lowndes to the [Revenue] Commissioners of Ireland for an employment in the revenues there. Mr. Keightley says they have lately discovered divers letters from Mr. Lowndes without his Lordship's knowledge: questioning this, but desires 3 lines under his Lordship's hands and it will be enough.” Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 416.
October 19. Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to clear the Regiment of Col. Luke Lillingston to the day of their embarcation; it having been ordered to be filled up to 300 effective privates and thereupon to be transported from Ireland to the Leeward Islands. Ibid., p. 417.
Same to same to insert and add again to the list of French pensioners on the Establishment of Ireland the Officers and allowances as follows: by reason that the royal order of Mar. 24 last directed that the Officers of the 6 French Regiments of Foot and the French Regiment of Dragoons (then ordered to be raised in England for service abroad) should be taken from the French pensioners in the Irish Establishment and be cleared their arrears of pensions to the 25th of that month and should further receive a bounty of 3 months on their respective pensions to enable them to repair to England and enter the said service: pursuant whereto divers such Officers were struck off the Irish [pensions] Establishment: but after forming the said Regiments and sending them on board the Fleet they were found to be very weak as to their numbers of private men so that it was thought fit to reduce the Officers of 3 of the Regiments and to incorporate the non Commission officers and soldiers thereof into the other 3 Regiments: whereby the said Officers are become destitute of maintenance: and likewise others of the said Officers were found by age or infirmities to be unfit and have desired to be restored to their former pensions.
Appending: list of said Officers who are to be restored to their pensions as from 27 Sept. last:
s. d.
Brigadier Jossias Vimarre 6 0 a day
Lieut. Col. Jeremy Bancons 3 0 “
Major Pierre Bruse 3 0 “
Capt. Florence Dautevil 2 6 “
” Cosme de Munet 2 6 ”
” Pierre de Alizien 2 6 ”
” Guillaume Poncet 3 0 ”
” Gab. Lamothe Brocas 2 0 ”
” Henry La Lande 2 0 ”
” Jacques Foissac 1 6 ”
” Paul Longchamp 2 0 ”
Lieuts. Joseph Durban 1 6 ”
” Jean Bafiniac 1 6 ”
” Louis Fabre 1 0 ”
” Francois Garripuy 1 6 ”
” Pierre Bedorat 2 0 ”
” Francois Mercier 1 6 ”
” Jean Laboissierre 1 0 ”
” Henry Dommergue 1 0 ”
Ensign Jacques Granier 8 a day
” Estienne Perinet 8 ”
” David Mazuel 8 ”
Col. Louis De Fonjuliane 5 0 ”
Lieut. Col. Pierre Dupuy 3 0 ”
Major Anthoine La Maria 3 0 ”
Capt. Jean Maresehal 2 6 ”
” Paul La Rize 2 6 ”
” Andre La Bat 2 6 ”
” Joseph St. Puy 2 6 ”
” Pierre Fraissinet 2 0 ”
” Pierre Labrissonniere 2 6 ”
” Jean Massiloi 2 0 ”
” La Motte Grinder 2 0 ”
Lieut. Pierre Guillermin 1 0 ”
” Daniel Melon 1 6 ”
” Jean Lacoste 1 6 ”
” Isaac St. Martin 1 6 ”
” Estienne Baucourt 1 6 ”
” Louis Passy 1 6 ”
” Henry Rossillon 1 6 ”
” Jacques Chatigne 1 0 ”
” Adam Glatigny 1 6 ”
Ensign Gaspard Pajou 1 0 ”
” Louis Pajou 1 0 ”
” Pierre St. Meard 6 ”
” Jos. Du Val 8 ”
Col. Jean La Barthe 5 0 ”
Lieut. Col. Jean Brasselay 3 0 ”
Major Gideon La Marin 3 0 ”
Capt. Benjn Marchais 2 6 ”
” Isaac de Laigle 2 6 ”
” Louis de Fontalba 2 6 ”
” Caesar Melier 2 6 ”
” Jean Lager 2 6 ”
” Robert Lamouline 2 6 ”
” Thomas Jerson 2 6 ”
” Cha. Ponthieu 2 6 ”
” Michll. Brumville 2 0 ”
Lieut. Pierre Vignau 2 0 ”
” Etienne Molié 1 6 ”
” Rene Restablere 2 0 ”
” Benj. Mercade 1 6 ”
” Francois de Lause 1 6 ”
” Moyse Vernons 1 6 ”
” Thomas Jerson junr. 1 0 ”
” Pierre La Coste 1 6 ”
” Jean Gont 6 ”
Ensign Pierre Barens 6 ”
” Isaac Falquier 6 ”
” Jaques La Garde 6 ”
£6 15 6
List of the like, to be restored to their pensions as from 25 June last s. d.
Alexander La Plagne 4 0
Marc. Antoine Valogne, Francois Chabrol, Andre Moncal, Caesar Laforteles, Jean Vaury, Pierre Bordenuye, Jean Dagos each 2 6
Jean Pepin, Jean Vertien, Isaac Bancons, Alcuide Moinandue, Jean Labeissade, Philip Girard, Jean Labaumer, Jean Jaques Coulon each 2 0
Daniel La Charois, Louis Geneste, Jean Francois Chamard, Louis Rivals, Jean Lasalle, Simond Chabert, Isaac Estanniere, Pierre Debette, Louis Vigneul, Paul Bigneux, Jaques Duhomet, Jean Bonabell each 1 6
Jean Joye, Antoine Garrison, David Laval, Jean Lafitte each 1 0
David Bellegarde, Jaques Dalterac, Francis Dufiguier, Jacques Guizot and Marc Lamotte Cercler each 0 6
£3 2 0
(The like royal warrant dated Nov. 4 for the following Officers lately reduced with the 3 French Regiments of Foot to be similarly inserted in the Irish pensions list as from Sept. 27 last.
s. d.
Captains Abel Ladeveze and Guilliaume Maret each 2 6 per diem
Lieutenants Jonas Pavillard, Jaques Melon, Francois Couraud, Anthoine Bailhache, Isaac Lacapelle, Theophilus Sorbiere, Carlot Massuguiere, Abel Vignal, Daniel Dufour, Paul Caladom [Caladoin] each 1 6
Ensigns Pierre Barbut, Abraham Ardesoif, Dennis Robinau, Louis Lestang, Stigmizon Augier, Jean Monpinson, Gaspart Dorguil, Francois Candole, Jaques Du Val, Francois Vigne, Jean Teissier, Charles Danroche, Jean Du Vivier, Jean St. Brest, Jean Marvand, Louis Armand, Jean Rasinque, Jaques Barry, Jean Mauries, Joseph Laplagnie, Jean St. Simond, Abraham Roux, Paul Masearene, Paul Villé, Jean Ducros, Anthone Landeveze junr each 1 0
Quartermasters Charles Gaspart, Daniel Pains each 8
£2 7 4
Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 420–1, 419.
October 21. Royal warrant dated to John Dodd, Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty to imprest 300l. to John Warters for charges of Admiralty prosecutions. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 99.
October 22. Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to George Hutchinson of the Office of Register of Seizures (Register of all goods, ships, wares and merchandises that shall be seized or stayed in any port in England, Wales or Berwick) with the fees or salaries of 106l. 13s. 4d. and 93l. 6s. 8d. per an.: as from 1706 Sept. 29: loco John Erle gent lately deceased. Ibid., p. 96.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditor [of Imprests] to give allowance to Lionell Herne, in his last account for cancelling of Exchequer Bills, of the sum of 70l. 9s. 8d. for his disbursements in cancelling the said bills from 24 Dec. 1702 to 24 Dec. 1703 and for fees in passing his last account from 1703 Dec. 24. Money Book XVIII, p. 324.
Allowance by same of John Thorowkettle's bill for 16l. 3s. 4d. for last Sept. 29 quarter as messenger attending the Customs.
Warrant for the like sum to him as messenger attending the Lord Treasurer, for same quarter. Ibid., p. 325.
Money warrant for 50l. each to William Clayton, Robert Barker and Richard Shoreditch for same quarter as Agents for Taxes. (Money order dated October 23 hereon). Ibid., p. 325. Order Book VI, p. 524.
Letter of direction for 65,223l. 12s.d. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions for Annuities: for services as follow viz.:
£ s. d.
in part of 222,379l. 5s. 10d. for 10,210 men in Portugal anno 1706
for subsistence [of said men], to complete 43,413l. 12s. 9d. for 91 days from Sept. 24 last to Dec. 23 next 23413 12 9
to complete 7596l. 7s. 9d. for offreckonings for the Regiments of Harvey, Cunningham, Portmore, Stewart, Blood, Wade and Brudenall from 1705 Dec. 24 to 1706 June 23 “the said Regiments receiving at the same time their proportion of the offreckonings due for the year 1705 out of the tallies for Reversionary Annuities remaining in the hands of the said Mr. Brydges” 4993 2 9
in part of 96,729l. 13s. 4d. for 5000 men in Catalonia anno 1706
for subsistence to this body on account 20029 7 0
in part of 886,223l. 18s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1706
to complete 25456l. 1s.d. for offreckonings to the Subject Troops part of this body, to wit from 24 Dec. 1705 to the 23rd June following 16787 9 10¾
£65223 12 41
Disposition Book X VIII, pp. 187–8.
October 22. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Roger Owsley as a tidesman Lyme Regis port loco Francis Wells deceased.
Thomas Hyat as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco Thomas Atwood promoted as below.
Thomas Atwood as a tidesman in the superior list ibid. loco William Bernard deceased.
Charles Ward as a same ibid. loco Jere[miah] Bernard deceased.
Guy Browne as waiter and searcher in Boston port loco John Warburton who relinquishes that employment.
Morrice Lower as a tidesman in the inferior list loco Charles Ward promoted ut supra.
Robert Rowe as collector at Barnstaple loco Thomas Clinton dismissed.
Lodowick Jackson as comptroller at Bideford loco Robert Rowe promoted ut supra.
John Simpson as boatman at Scarborough loco Thomas Southerne dismissed.
Thomas Cowpland as an additional boatman at Whitby loco said Simpson. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 446.
Same by same to the Wine Licence Commissioners to discharge Edward Themylthorpe from a debt of 278l. 15s. 0d. on payment of 150l.: he having been employed about 20 years since to make contracts in the city of Norwich and counties of Norfolk and Suffolk with certain persons to retail wine there and did make several contracts accordingly, the last about 14 years since; and also to collect the rents due from the tenants who had taken licences to sell wines and to prosecute people who refused to pay or who sold wine without licence and to manage other business relating to the said [Wine Licence] Office wherein he took much pains and greatly advanced the rents belonging to the said Office: but having taken out several of the said licences and himself entered into contracts as security for the said tenants several of whom became insolvent, whereby he is charged with said debt. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 578–9.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay 80l. 12s. 4d. as follows viz.: to the Clerk of the Pipe and the Secondaries and sworn clerks in his Office 63l. 2s. 0d.; John Pottinger, Comptroller of the Pipe 5l. 15s. 4d.; Henry Ballow and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains, 11l. 15s. 4d.: all for one year to June 24 last on their several fees payable out of the Customs. Money Book XVIII, p. 322.
Same by same to the Exchequer to distribute and apply the sum of 21,933l. 10s. 4d. out of the sum of 40,733l. 10s.d. to Deficient Funds as follows: the said latter sum representing the receipts between Sept. 25 last and Oct. 23 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows viz. 780l. 4s. 10½d. from Additional Impositions; 57l. 5s. 6d. from New Duty on Paper Continued; 16l. from Additional Salt arrears; 6245l. 2s. 11d. from Salt and Whale fins; 2636l. from Marriages; 6624l. 17s. 4d. from Windows; 342l. 2s. 0d. from New Customs; 20,825l. 3s. 11d. from Continued Impositions; 3206l. 13s.d. from the Surplus of Additional Impositions after satisfying the Register [of orders of loan &c.] thereon: the balance of the said total of 40,733l. 10s.d. is to be brought to account in the next certificate of Deficiency Funds towards other Deficiencies as by the Act of 1 Anne e. 7: the abovesaid distribution is hereby to be as follows viz.
The Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 23rd Oct., 1706. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 3099 19 11 3099 19 11
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 9500 0 0 9500 0 0
Vellum and Parchment 274114 7 9333 10 5 9333 10 5
811189 18 21933 10 4 21933 10 4
Deduct Additional Impositions [now] cleared 445177 7 4
Ibid., p. 323.
October 23. Letter of direction for 11,598l. 11s.d. to the Navy Treasurer: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1706: and is to complete 494,000l. for the quota to the Victualling out of the funds anno 1706 and is to be applied to the payment of bills of exchange, Short Allowance Money and other contingencies of the Victualling. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 184.
William Lowndes to Sir Christopher Wrenn to estimate for 2 rooms and a cash room intended to be built at the Exchequer for the better accommodation of the business relating to the payment of Annuities. (Same to same dated Oct. 28 approving his estimate and directing him to proceed with the work). Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 253.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to pay 500l. to Samuell Eyre upon his redeeming, and bringing into England, Thomas Sandwell, a prisoner in France.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the petition of said Sandwell, master of the ship Swallow, and said Eyre owner thereof, said petition setting forth that said ship was let to freight many months since to Ezekiel Hall of London merchant to proceed to the Madeiras and back to London with wines but in her passage was taken by the French and said Sandwell to secure the ship and cargo did become a ransom for same for 1000l. sterling and agreed to remain in France till it was paid and was conveyed to Dinant many months since where he has remained prisoner upwards of 2 years and likely to perish unless relieved but the ship and cargo thereon released has since arrived in London and Eyre and Hall agreed as to meeting the charge of Sandwell's ransom but the ship and cargo are seized on an extent on a statute of bankrupt against said Hall on a debt to the Crown of 3317l. 4s. 10d. on wine bonds, for which he has absconded, and the said extent has produced 1307l. 0s. 2d. for Customs and 256l. 6s. 0d. for Excise. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 447–8.
October 23. Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Richard Richards of Saltash co. Cornwall, maltster, praying to be remitted a fine of 50l. for suffering another person to brew in his vessels. Reference Book VIII, p. 243.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to adjust the account of Ellis Tirrell, agent for prizes at Lisbon, Sir Lambert Blackwell, same at Leghorn, and Collin Campbell, late same at Newfoundland and now a prisoner in France, making them reasonable allowances for expenses notwithstanding the non production of the usual vouchers for such expenses, which in the case of the first two is not practicable by reason of the custom of those countries and in the case of the last is due to the French having burned the said Campbell's books and papers when that island [Newfoundland] was last invaded and taken by them. The said allowances are not to be higher than merchants in business of the like nature have usually been charged with. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 567.
Same by same to the Auditors of Imprests to prepare a royal warrant to allow the sum of 32,043l. 6s.d. to Charles Fox in his account, as late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, from Xmas 1702 to Xmas 1703 to wit as loss by the difference of the exchange on the bills for the remittances of money as between the rates at which drawn and the rates at which the Forces were directed to be paid: the Lord Treasurer being satisfied by inspection that the said rates at which the bills were drawn are agreeable to the contracts which from time to time were made at the Treasury: and further similarly to allow to said Fox all such further sums as are directed by relative minutes of the Lord Treasurer as follows.
Prefixing: report to the Lord Treasurer from the Comptrollers of Army Accounts and Edw. Harley, Auditor of Imprests, on the state of said account with the minutes of the said Lord Treasurer thereon in the margin. (1) The payments to the Foreign Troops forming part of the 40,000 men and 10,000 additional men are according to the full numbers without warrants or muster rolls which neither in this nor in the last war were taken more than once a year for these foreign Forces and when taken none of them were ever transmitted to said Fox; nor does it appear with whom they were lodged when taken. These payments amount to 368,372l. 12s.d. (Treasurer Godolphin's marginal minute ”to be allowed by privy seal reciting the Treaties pursuant to which these payments are made). In the case of the Lunenburghers the accomptant produced the general warrant which directs a certain sum payable every 6 weeks according to the Establishment, “and in our opinion this had been the most regular method if they had followed it in the rest of the corps.”
(2) The payment for extraordinaries, waggon money, forage, levy money, transports &c. to the said Troops appear to have been made pursuant to like Establishments upon certificates (either from Monsieur Slingeland, Secretary to the Council of the States General or Mr. Vanellemeet, the States Treasurer for the said Forces) “of the like sum paid by the States General for their moiety of the same. And these certificates with the Treaties appear to be the only rate they have gone by in these cases.” These extraordinaries amount to 129,086l. 17s.d. (To be allowed by privy seal).
(3) There is no account of the 7499l. 19s. 10¾d. paid to the General [Marlborough] himself for Contingencies. (”Speak with Mr. Cardonell to know if any account be kept of this.” “Mr. Cardonel says this sum was expended for such Contingencies as vouchers could not be taken for.")
(4) The several payments for subsidies to the King of Denmark, Landgrave of Hesse, Elector of Treves and the Circle of Swabia amounting to 77,646l. 6s.d. were made pursuant to the Treaties with those Princes and acquittances are brought by the accomptant for the said sum, which may be allowed by royal warrant. (To be allowed by privy seal).
(5) For the 2000l. paid to Sir William Robinson for the transporting of 2 Regiments from Ireland to Holland a report from us relating to the method of discharging this lies before your Lordship. (It must be set in super [on said Robinson] if he has not accounted for it already).
(6) As to the 13,723l. 7s. 0d. which was paid to the King of Portugal (for the Queen's proportion of the ordinary pay of those Forces from 1703 Nov. 1 to Dec. 31) before the arrival of Mr. Morrice, the [Deputy] Paymaster of those Forces, both Mr. Methuen, the Ambassador, and the said Morrice have signed an account for the receipt of said pay from 1703 Nov. 1 to 1704 July 31. As this account is agreeable to the Treaty the sum may be allowed by royal warrant. (If these payments are agreeable to the Treaties they are to be allowed).
(7) The sum of 18,503l. 11s. 0d. remitted to Mr. Methuen for buying horses for remounting the Horse and Dragoons is acknowledged by him but cannot be allowed without royal warrant and must be set in super on Methuen. (Approved).
(8) The loss by exchange amounts to 32,043l. 6s.d. on bills amounting to 974,312l. 0s.d. for the 40,000 men, the 10,000 men, the Portugal men and the Circle of Swabia, and Mr. Sweet charges himself with every particular bill in his original accounts taking credit at the foot thereof for the difference between the price of the bills and the 10 guilders 15 stivers per £ rate at which he was directed to make all payments [to the Troops] there. (My Lord takes notice that different accounts are jumbled together in this sum. Let Mr. Taylour [in the absence of William Lowndes] examine the agreements so far as any were made for the rates of exchange: and when the loss is settled it is to be allowed by privy seal).
(9) The sum of 5134l. 14s.d. for fees on the receipt of 1,232,331l. 7s. 11¾d. at the Exchequer at 1d. per £, being the rate settled by Act of Parliament, may be allowed by royal warrant. (To be allowed by privy seal).
(10) The accomptant craves 93l. 5s. 6d. for charges of privy seals and 251l. 1s. 4d. for repairing and furnishing the house wherein he kept his office and 32l. 10s. 6d. for carriage of money from the Exchequer. (The first two items allowed, the last item disallowed).
(11) As to the 2300l. remitted to the Duke of Marlborough to pay Foreign Troops in consideration of their pretensions for sick and wounded men, Mr. Cardonell says that Mr. Sweet will have the proper vouchers and warrants to discharge it. (To be allowed on producing the vouchers). Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 568–570.
October 23. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Auditor Edward Harley to make up for declaration the account of John Evelyn as late Treasurer for the Royal Hospital of Greenwich for the whole time he continued in that office viz. from 1694–5 March 12 to 1703 August 10.
Prefixing:- state of said account: (total charge 100,087l. 2s. 11d. including 19,500l. out of the Exchequer, being fines set on Seignorett et al. in 1698; 4020l. from the late King Wm. III's gift; 69,927l. 2s.d. from the deduction of 6d. per month out of seamen's wages; 623l. 8s. 3d. from the Trustees for Greenwich Hospital Lottery; 3908l. 13s. 4d. from subscriptions towards building and endowing the Hospital; 1166l. from free gifts; 550l. from legacies; 20l. received by order of Lord Chief Justice Treby for printing the Trial of Peter Cook: total discharge 100,206l. 0s.d. including 78,377l. 16s.d. for charges for new buildings and alterations; 2370l. 4s.d. for purchase of lands; 1570l. 17s. 6d. for discount of tallies and Malt ticquets; 4244l. 7s. 0d. for officers' salaries; 1329l. 17s. 3d. for stationery &c.; 12,122l. 8s.d. paid to William Draper, the succeeding Treasurer: surplusage 118l. 17s. 10½d.: and report thereon by auditor Harley with Treasurer Godolphin's minutes thereon in the margin. (Mr. Reynolds the Receiver of the sixpences per month deducted from merchants seamen, and the executors of Mr. Bathurst his predecessor and likewise the Paymasters of the Navy for the like deductions from the Queen's ships are to pass accounts of the said deductions. Mr. Vanbrugh is to obtain an attestation from the Commissioners of the Hospital of the directions given to the Treasurer for the payments mentioned in this account to have been given by them according to the said Vanbrugh's own certificate). Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 571–2.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Henry, Lord Shelburne praying to be allowed 445l. 2s.d. and such other sums as he is entitled to according to a second return made by the collectors of quit rents in Ireland, of waste lands in Gortalinny and other lands in co. Kerry to which he is entitled. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 416.
Same to same to report on the petition [missing] of William Abraham Bodens praying a pension of 100l. per an. on the Irish Establishment for the life of the late Marshal of the Admiralty and water bailiff there; who by reason of age resigned to petitioner. Ibid., p. 417.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Burke, Lord Bophin, setting forth the many hardships he lies under and praying relief. Ibid., p. 428.
October 25. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for making allowances, detailed, in the account of Sir Edward Seymour as late Treasurer of the Navy as follows: viz. certain orders dated 1671–2 Feb. 26 on wines and vinegar in the name of Sir Thomas Osborne [now Duke of Leeds], then Treasurer of the Navy, for in all 189,100l. 9s.d. for navy debts owing before 1668 Dec. 31 and certain other orders dated 1671–2 March 7 in the name of the same for in all 265,368l. 19s. 2d. were by authority of a privy seal of 1676–7 Feb. 21 transferred to Sir Edward Seymour, then Treasurer of the Navy, all the said orders being then unpaid to the amount of 452,930l. 1s.d. except one order for 1539l. 7s. 0d. assigned by the said Osborne to Capt. John Miller. By certificate of the Auditor of the Receipt dated 1704 Dec. 22 it appears that all the said orders amounting to 452,930l. 1s.d. remain on the register unsatisfied in the name of said Osborne except 420l. assigned by Sir Edward Seymour to Robert Reeves, leaving 452,510l. 1s.d. unsatisfied and unassigned. But the said orders are lost or mislaid and cannot at present be found but said Seymour has made oath that he has not assigned any thereof and that if same be found he will deliver them up to the Auditor of the Receipt to be vacated, and both he and the Duke of Leeds have by deed dated Oct. 24 inst. assigned and surrendered to the Crown the said sum of 452,510l. 1s.d. and all interest therein. Allowance is therefore hereby to be made of said sum in said Seymour's account as late Treasurer of the Navy. Further he is hereby to be allowed 2081l. 8s. 0d. for bonds for Customs of goods imported and handed over to him for the services of the Navy, the obligors of which bonds have proved insolvent. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, 97–99.
October 25. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Exchequer to distribute and apply the sum of 48,474l. 8s.d. to Deficient Funds as follows: the said sum representing the income between Sept. 27 last and Oc.t 25 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows viz.: 1892l. 17s. 10½d. from Whale fins since July 10 last; 16,311l. 5s. 11d. from New Customs since July 31 last; 1006l. 14s.d. from Vellum Duties Continued since ditto; 2084l. 17s.d. from Additional Impositions since ditto; 12,756l. 13s. 3d. from Continued Impositions since ditto; 14,421l. 19s. 10¼d. surplus from the old Mortgage [or from the first amortization or sinking fund for Deficient Funds see supra p. 75]: 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 25th Oct., 1706. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Exchequer Bills 515165 4 528622 9 8 10678 3 11¾
First 3s. Aid 415099 0 0 123098 18 3 8604 1
Paper for Plate 15400 0 0 15400 0 0 319 4
Malt Tickets 579060 0 0 579060 0 0 12002 11 10
Leather 504438 0 0 504438 0 0 10455 16 11¾
Third Quarterly Poll 212770 17 0 226770 17 0 4410 5
Third 3s. Aid 25823 2 9 31271 6 535 5 2
New East India Company 65518 0 65181 5 1358 0
General Society (East India Company) 5354 10 5327 0 0 110 19 9
2338628 15 2379169 16 48474 8
Money Book XVIII, p. 326.
October 25
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Money warrant for 100l. to the four Clerks of the Privy Council for last Lady day quarter's allowance for attending Trade and Plantation business. (Money order dated Oct. 17 [? 27] hereon). Ibid., p. 311. Order Book VI, p. 524. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 180.
October 25. Letter of direction for 3000l. to William Lowndes: out of Civil List moneys: for Secret Service. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 186.
October 25. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the owners of the ship Weisellmund shewing that 12 months since they laded several parcels of potashes and sailed from Dantzic to the Sound and Gothenburg in expectation of English convoy there “the said ship being by charter party obliged to sail with such [convoy] and no other” but arriving too late for convoy she was forced to be there for 9 months before another arrived and several of her men deserted being tired of the delay and on arrival in London she is seized by Stephen Scott [the officer for the Navigation Act Duty] for not being manned according to the Act of Navigation although she was properly so manned when she left Dantzic. Reference Book VIII, p. 243.
Same to same of the petition of Jelles Helker, master of the Willow Tree of Friesland, shewing that he discharged a lading of pipe staves in London port and 60l. in [English] money as seized in his cabin by one Dove, petitioner having no other place to put his money in, intending to pay his debts and remit the remainder to Holland by bill: therefore praying for restoration of the money. Ibid.
October 26. Privy seal for 500l. for equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to Mitford Crowe Esq. as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Spain. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 101.
Money warrant for 3000l. to William Smith, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, for half a year to Sept. 29 last for said Band. (Money order dated Oct. 30 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 325. Order Book VI, p. 529.
Same for 17,228l. 6s. 10¾d. to Nehemiah Arnold as imprest for discharging the principal and interest due on Malt tickets upon the 67th payment (which is the next payment in course) and upon all other tickets standing out unpaid up to the said 67th payment. The present sum is to be issued out of 9149l. 4s.d. of arrears of Malt Duty; 3940l. 3s.d. of Duties on Sweets; 854l. 10s. 2d. of imprest money repaid by Robert Crompton, late Paymaster of Malt Tickets; 3284l. 8s.d. of the proportions of the General Fund provided by the Act of 1 Anne c. 7 for Making Good the Deficiencies, to wit the proportion which is applicable to the satisfaction of the said Malt tickets.
Appending: certificate by said Nehemiah Arnold and by Charles Walker, Deputy Comptroller of Malt Tickets, of the moneys due on the abovesaid 67th payment and of prior outstanding arrears: as follows viz.:
£ s. d.
for principal money on the 67th payment after abating 40l. for 4 benefits above 20l. 9960 0 0
interest of 996 tickets at a halfpenny a day per ticket to Oct. 25 inst. being 2405 days 4990 7 6
benefits of the 67th payment 505
£15455 7 6
for 15 principal tickets standing out [prior] to the 67th payment viz.: 37 m 81, 37 m 89, 80 m 468, 39 m 626, 19 m 634, 18 m 127, 18 m 128, 18 m 197, 18 m 503, 18 m 506, 18 m 530, 18 m 531, 18 m 536, 110 m 762, 25 25 m 668 at 10l. per ticket 150 0 0
interest on the said tickets 8 11
interest due on several [tickets] viz. for 7 quarters at a farthing a day per ticquet due at Lady day 1699 325 9
Interest due on several ticquets for one year at a halfpenny a day per ticquet due at Lady day 1700 1288 18
£1772 19
(Money order dated Oct. 28 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 327. Order Book VI, p. 525.
October 26. William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges. In pursuance of a warrant of July 24 last Mr. Fox, late Paymaster of the Forces, has assigned to you 46,322l. in tallies and orders for Reversionary Annuities remaining in his hands as part of the funds for the year 1705. The Lord Treasurer approves of the disposal of same as follows, as proposed in your memorial of the 22nd inst. viz.:
£ s. d.
for account of the 40,000 men anno 1705
to pay the offreckonings of the Subject Troops part of the said body from 1705 June 24 to Dec. 23 25580 12
for account of the 10,000 additional men anno 1705
for the like offreckonings 4183 1 3
for account of the 10,210 men in Portugal anno 1705
for the like offreckonings 15428 1
for account of the 5000 additional Forces serving in the Fleet anno 1705
to be paid over to John Howe who had the pay of those additional Forces to the 23 Dec. 1705 1130 5
£46322 0 0
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 185.
Same to Mr. Howe to employ the abovesaid 1130l. 5s.d. tallies and orders for account of the 5000 men serving with the Fleet anno 1705, to wit towards paying the offreckonings of the Regiments of Southwell, George [Gorge], Charlemont and Caulfeild from 1705 June 24 to 1705 Dec. 23. Ibid., p. 184.
Letter of direction for 2000l. to John Tayler: out of Civil List moneys: as in further part of the third 20,000l. for building at Woodstock. Ibid., p. 186.
William Lowndes to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts for a particular account of the clothing and accoutrements gone with Earl Rivers, which are intended for 6 French Regiments that were to have been formed for the service of the Expedition: and for payment of which the Lord Treasurer directed 17,061l. 18s. 0d. to Mr. Brydges to answer your contract for said clothing &c. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 253.
October 26. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, for a noli prosequi to the information against Mary Wilkins for a seizure of lace, she having taken out a licence to compound and having expressed sorrow and promised to take care never to be concerned in the like again. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 572.
October 28. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the Victualling Commissioners relating to some oil which was bringing back to their Office from on board some of her Majesty's ships and is detained by Customs officers for payment of Duty. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 254.
Same to Mr. Whitfeild to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] relating to the mustering of the effective men that shall appear of any Company of Marines upon the coming in of any ships. Ibid.
October 29. Same to the Navy Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer finds by your letter of the 19th inst. that you have ordered the Navy Treasurer to send 20,000l. to the Nore for payment of several ships that are already there and to solicit for 20,000l. more for other ships that you expect will be there in a few days and that the service will call for a further supply on the head of Wages in a few days. Let my Lord know what ships are now at the Nore, and what ships you expect there speedily. Ibid.
October 30. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Charles Dartiquenave of the office of Paymaster of the Works loco Thomas Lloyd deceased: with the fee of 2s. a day payable quarterly and 2s. a day riding charges payable monthly. (Letters patent hereon accordingly dated Nov. 27). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, pp. 100, 115–116.
Royal sign manual for 595l. to John Smith for 119 days from July 4 last to Oct. 31 inst. on his 5l. a day as Speaker of the House of Commons. (Money order dated Nov. 8 hereon). Ibid., p. 103. Order Book VI, p. 528.
Same to same for a privy seal for a grant and restitution to William Whitchurch of the estate forfeited by him for the manslaughter of John Fry, of which he was convicted at the last assizes at New Sarum. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 107.
Letter of direction for 7000l. to the Navy Treasurer: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1706: to be placed to the head of Wear and Tear and applied to the payment of bills of exchange, including the bill of Erasmus Lewis for 2140l. 10s. 4d. for naval stores supplied by the King of Denmark to Sir Stafford Fairborn and Sir Edward Whitaker. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 186.
October 30. Same for 13,898l. 12s. 10¾d. to John How, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons: out of the like Contributions: for services as follow viz.:
£ s. d.
in part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1706
for 28 days' subsistence Oct. 25 inst. to Nov. 21 next for the Troops and Regiments in England 7413 0 0
for one quarter's allowance for the Capt. General and General Staff Officers to Sept. 29 last 2676 7
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for the 5000 men in sea service
for the like subsistence for the Regiments of Mordaunt, Earle, Paston and Livesay 2859 5 4
for the like to Col. Whetham's Additional Companies and for subsistence to Col. Townsend's Regiment upon account 950 0 0
£13898 12 10¾
Ibid., p. 187.
Same for 6686l. to Mr. Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1706: for services as follows viz.:
£ s. d.
in part of extraordinaries of the war not provided for by Parliament
for the pay of the General Officers for a body of 13,000 men of the Troops of the King of Portugal pursuant to Treaties in that behalf: to wit for 548 days' pay from 1705 June 24 to 1706 Dec. 23 3014 0 0
in part of 96,729l. 13s. 4d. for the 5000 men in Catalonia anno 1706
for account of pay generally and is to be paid over to Thomas, Lord Coningsby, Paymaster of the Forces in Ireland, for Colonels Wynn, Lillingston and Lepell for levy money for 900 men to be raised in England to replace the like number detached from their Regiments in Ireland in March last to recruit the Forces in Catalonia: the charge whereof is to be borne by the Regiments receiving said recruits and to be paid out of moneys by respits 2700 0 0
for account of pay to the Regiments of Lord Dungannon, Lord Mohun and Col. Caufeild [Caulfield] and is to be paid to Lord Coningsby to satisfy to several Regiments in Ireland the levy money of 324 men to be similarly raised in England to replace drafts out of their Regiments to fill up the said three Regiments to the numbers on the English Establishment upon their embarcation for Catalonia, to wit 108 men for each of the said 3 Regiments 972 0 0
£6686 0 0
Ibid., p. 188.
October 30. William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of a royal warrant for a grant of lands in Ireland to Phillip Savage et al. in trust for Edw. Griffith. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 254.
Treasury reference [to the Customs Commissioners] of the petition of Francis Castleton et al. merchants of London praying the drawback on exporting 2376 ells of German linen, the goods being entered out in due time but detained by Mr. Canby under seizure till the time elapsed. Reference Book VIII, p. 243.
October 31. Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Richard Chiswell, citizen and stationer of London, shewing that his third son Royston Chiswell was by inquisition duly taken found to be an idiot and he [petitioner] having an estate of 300l. per an. the said idiot by the custom of London will be entitled to a child's portion after petitioner's death: therefore praying that the custody of said idiot may be assigned to Richard Chiswell of London merchant, petitioner's eldest son, and John Hatley citizen and haberdasher of London. Ibid., p. 245.