Warrant Books: April 1709, 1-15

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 23, 1709. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1949.

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April 1709, 1–15

April 1. Money warrant for 200l. to Henry Portman, keeper of Hyde Park, for one year to 1708 Xmas for the wages and salaries of the underkeepers and gatekeeper of said park and for hay and beans for the deer. (Money order dated April 18 hereon.) Money Book XIX, p. 468. Disposition Book XIX, p. 280.
Money order for 5l. to John Broadhurst, porter attending at the Exchequer Gate, for 1709 Lady day on his allowance for the better securing her Majesty's treasure. Order Book VII, p. 242.
Letter of direction for 5,500l. to Thomas Micklethwait on his unsatisfied order as Treasurer and Paymaster of Transports: out of loans on Malt anno 1709: and is intended to be applied towards paying bills of exchange.
In the margin: “this satisfied by Exchequer Bills 9 May 1709” see supra, p. 17. Disposition Book XIX, p. 273.
William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests to inspect carefully all accounts lying before you in any way relating to the accounts of the Spanish Expedition under the Earl of Peterborough and to abstract from same all items chargeable on said Earl and for which he may be accountable: he having desired same in order to his giving satisfaction for such items. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 52.
April 1. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to issue process from time to time at the request of the Agents for Taxes against Receivers General of Taxes as they shall specify; this being very much for her Majesty's service in regard the said Agents will in all probability have earliest notice when the money arising by taxes [and in the hands of any such Receiver] is in danger of being lost. Warrants not Relating to Money VIII, p. 333.
William Lowndes to Mr. Burchet to lay before the Lord Admiral the enclosed extracts [missing] of letters sent to the Lord Treasurer from the Customs Commissioners in North Britain about privateers infesting that coast. The Lord Treasurer observes therefrom that the Glasgow and Sheerness men of war are now lying in the Firth of Edinburgh and therefore desires that any necessary further instructions may be given them for the better security of that coast. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 20.
April 2. Royal sign manual for 500l. to Fra. Palmes, Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy: for the charges and expenses of providing his field equipage for the next campaign, during which he is to attend the said Duke of Savoy. (Money warrant dated April 30 hereon.) (Money order dated May 4 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 19 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 22. Money Book XX, p. 9. Order Book VII, p. 260. Disposition Book XIX, p. 280.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. As you are in doubt whether your directions to the outports collectors will be sufficient to warrant them in refusing to clear such merchant ships outward bound till furnished with passes from the Admiralty for their going to the Mediterranean, the Lord Treasurer directs that in this and in all other cases where you are in doubt in point of law you take the opinion of the Queen's Counsel for your guidance. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 53.
April 4. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 300,000l. to Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer of the Ordnance: as imprest for land and sea service of the Ordnance. (Money warrant dated April 30 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated April 13.) (Money order dated April 30 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 22. Money Book XX, p. 10. Order Book VII, p. 239.
Same to same for a same for discharging the Earl of Peterborough's estate in the counties of Bedford and Northampton from all accounts to the Crown in respect of his employment by the Queen in Spain and other foreign parts in divers weighty affairs, the said Earl having occasion to dispose of part of his estate in the said counties and is in treaty for so doing, in which treaty it may be objected that the Crown may have a claim thereupon by reason of any of the abovesaid employments and by reason of accounts, claims or demands [arising out of or connected with the said employments]. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 23–4.
Same to Edward Harley and Arthur Maynwaring, Auditors of Imprests, to allow in the accounts of Charles Dartiquenave as Paymaster of the Works an additional allowance of 100l. per an. over and above his salary and his allowance of 10s. per 100l. of moneys imprested to him: to commence from 1706 Xmas: the Queen being pleased to grant him said addition, being well satisfied with his faithful and prudent management of his said office: he having represented that for defraying the great charge and expense which he is at in [the fees on his] receiving moneys so imprested to him and in passing his accounts yearly his allowance is no more than the said 10s. per 100l. for which allowance he is likewise to make good all losses that may happen in his receiving and paying the said moneys, “which are increased by the charge of keeping and maintaining our gardens.” Ibid., p. 25.
April 4. Royal warrant for 571l. 17s. 6d. to John Anstis to be by him applied as follows viz. to pay 500l. thereof to Thomas Rymer, the Queen's Historiographer, and to Awnsham Churchill bookseller according to the articles of agreement between said Anstis (on the part of the Queen) and them severally for transcribing a ninth volume of the 'Fœdera' and printing 250 copies thereof; and 50l. for the binding thereof and the remaining 21l. 17s. 6d. for fees and charges on the receipt of the said 550l. (Money warrant dated April — hereon.) (Money order dated May 4 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 19 hereon.) Ibid., p. 26. Order Book VII, p. 242. Disposition Book XIX, p. 280.
Same for 146l. 13s. 4d. to Edward Hyde as royal bounty without account: out of any money in the Exchequer arising from “the arrears of the yearly rent of 20 marks reserved and made payable to us by the Proprietors of our Province of Carolina upon their charter.” (Money warrant dated April 15 hereon.) (Money order dated April 15 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 27. Money Book XIX, p. 475. Order Book VII, p. 237.
Money warrant for 500l. to Charles, Duke of St. Albans for half a year to 1708 Xmas on his annuity in lieu of his logwood pension. (Money order dated April 7 hereon.) Money Book XIX, p. 468. Order Book VII, p. 249. Disposition Book XIX, p. 280.
Same for 686l. 5s. 0d. to same for half a year to 1708 June 24 on his several fees and allowances as Master of the Hawks. Money Book XIX, p. 472. Disposition Book XIX, p. 280.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to innovate a lost order of loan for 50l. on the first 3s. Aid drawn 1696–7 Feb. 12 in the name of the Earl of Ranelagh as then Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, but by him assigned to Thomas Willis. Order Book VII, p. 234.
Letter of direction for 11,808l. 0s. 10d. to Spenser Compton on any unsatisfied order in his name [as paymaster of the Queen's private pensions]: out of Civil List moneys: as imprest to satisfy half a year to Xmas last on her Majesty's annual bounties and charities payable by his hands: to be issued by 1,500l. a week from date hereof. Disposition Book XIX, p. 274.
William Lowndes to Robert Walpole, Secretary at War to procure a royal warrant to authorise John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to pay 11,999l. 18s. 0d. ut supra, p. 9, for the Officers and soldiers designed for the present Expedition; he having represented that it is necessary they should have an advance on their pay to enable them to provide themselves with necessaries.
Likewise to authorise said How to pay 13,856l. 12s. 0d. ut supra, Ibid. to Christopher Rhodes as imprest and upon account for the said Forces, the said Rhodes having been appointed by the Queen's sign manual to be Paymaster of the Forces which are appointed to attend the said Expedition, and it being necessary that a competent sum should be issued to him and put on board the Fleet for their use.
In the margin: this Expedition not sailing, this last [sum] was repaid again [by Rhodes to How]. Disposition Book XIX, p. 274.
April 4. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the Envoy of Portugal concerning a parcel of plate which was sending to Portugal but was seized at Falmouth and condemned in the Exchequer Court. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 52.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to same to stay process against John Smallwood of Liverpool merchant and John Hartley of Liverpool who on 13 May 1703 became sureties of Edward Scarborough, then collector of that port, in 2,000l. which bond was put in suit at Lancaster Assizes on the failure of said Scarborough; the said Smallwood being further indebted for Customs in 900l. (remainder of 2,600l.) and his credit so sunk by Scarborough's failure that violent proceedings against him would entail the loss also of said Customs debt.
Prefixing: said Commissioners' report in the case. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 157–8.
Allowance by same of the 1709 Lady day quarter's salary bill of the Customs for London port: total 6,943l. 16s. 6d.: and for the outports: total 9,475l. 8s. 9d. Ibid., p. 159.
Entry of Treasurer Godolphin's agreement to the proposal of Thomas Prettyman proposing to recover at his own charge a debt of 260l. belonging to Richard Tayler, an absconding debtor to the Crown, [in return] for a reward of a moiety thereof.
Prefixing: report by William Borret on said Pretyman's memorial. It is usual to allow the discoverer a third but it may be serviceable to allow him more as it may give an insight into the methods used of securing themselves by persons who defraud the Crown. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 339.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against John Parron (Parran) gent., late Receiver General for Co. Oxford, on his accounts.
Prefixing: report by the Agents for Taxes on the memorial of George Townsend of Lincolns Inn praying time to pass said Parran's accounts. Ibid., pp. 339–40.
Same by same to Charles Graydon, Customs Cashier Scotland, to pay the salary bill of the Customs for Edinburgh and Leith ports for 1709 Lady day quarter: total 2,614l. 8s. 0d. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 21.
April 5. Treasury reference to the Queen's Remembrancer of the petition of Christopher Rhodes proposing his securities, detailed, in 5,000l. for his office as Paymaster of the Forces intended for the present Expedition. Reference Book VIII, p. 353.
April 6. William Lowndes to [the Navy Commissioners] to assign to Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of Marines, 34,373l. 17s.d. of the tallies and orders last in course on the Half Subsidies anno 1708 and in the hands of the Navy Treasurer: and is to clear the several Regiments of Marines to 24 June 1707: the said Whitfeild having given assurance to Treasurer Godolphin that the disposing the said tallies and orders shall be at such times and in such manner and with such due regard to the public credit that it shall not be hurt thereby: the interest at 6 per cent. is to commence from the respective dates of assignment. Disposition Book XIX, p. 275.
Money order for 125l. to John Smith for 1709 Lady day quarter on his salary as one of the Barons of the Exchequer Scotland.
125l. to John Clark for same as a same.
125l. to Alexander Maitland for same as a same.
125l. to John Scrope for same as a same and 125l. for same time on his additional salary as a same.
25l. to John Tarver for same quarter as Queen's Remembrancer in the Exchequer Court in Scotland and 25l. for same on his additional salary as such.
25l. to William Stewart for same quarter as Queen's Remembrancer with said Tarver.
25l. to John Tyas for same quarter as Clerk of the Pipe in the Exchequer Court in Scotland and 25l. for same on his additional salary as such.
25l. to Colin Mackenzie for same quarter as Clerk of the Pipe with said Tyas.
50l. to James Stephens for same quarter as Deputy Usher of the Exchequer [Court in Scotland] and for finding pens, ink, paper, coals, candles &c. for the said Court and the officers thereof.
25l. to William Allanson for same quarter [as Treasurer's Remembrancer in said Court]. Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 22, 24. Disposition Book XIX, p. 286.
April 7. J. Taylour to Mr. Walpole, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for payment of 100l. to Capt. Moyser for his disbursements in forwarding some despatches to Major Gen. Stanhope. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 53.
April 8. Money warrant for 17,300l. 4s.d. to Nehemiah Arnold, Paymaster of the Malt Lottery Tickets, for discharging the principal and interest due on the 99th payment of the said tickets; which is the next payment in course.
£ s. d.
Appending: statement of said principal and interest: principal after abating 10l. for one benefit above 20l. 9,990 0 0
interest of 999 tickets from Lady day 1700 to 8 April 1708 being 3,301 days at a halfpenny a day each 6,870 4
benefits 440 0 0
£17,300 4
(Money order dated April 8 hereon.) Money Book XIX, p. 468. Order Book VII, p. 235.
April 8. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 58,855l. 15s. 11d. to Deficient Funds as follows; the said sum representing the income between March 11 last and April 8 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows viz. 17l. 14s. 1d. from whale fins; 29,625l. 0s.d. from New Customs; 1,139l. 8s. 4d. from Additional Impositions; 1,494l. 19s. 2d. from Vellum; 20,422l. 9s.d. from Continued Impositions; 27l. 6s. 11½d. from Salt Duties before 1 Aug. 1706 being a surplus from the first General Mortgage [or Sinking Fund or Amortization Scheme]; 1,858l. 4s.d. from said Duties since 31 July 1706; 4,170l. 3s. 7d. from windows; 100l. 9s. 3d. from marriages, being a surplus as above: the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows: viz.
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood on the Register the 8th April 1709. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Exchequer Bills 515165 4 196936 9 8 12965 1 2
First 3s. Aid 415099 0 0 297598 18 10446 14 3
Paper for Plate 15400 0 0 11200 0 0 387 11
Malt Tickets 579060 0 0 250405 0 0 14573 1
Leather 504438 0 0 217797 14 6 12695 1
Third Quarterly Poll 212770 17 0 147404 2 6 5354 15
Third 3s. Aid 25823 2 9 18271 6 649 17
New East India Company 65518 0 7502 19 0 1648 17 7
General Society [East Indies] 5354 10 613 3 134 15
2338628 15 1201729 13 11¼ 58855 15 11
Money Book XIX, pp. 469–70.
April 11. Same by same to Spencer Compton, Paymaster of the Queen's annual pensions, to pay 200l. to William Grahmes, Dr. in Divinity, for the use of his nephew Capt. William Grahmes as royal bounty to said Captain to carry him to the Bath in order to recover his health. (Letter of direction dated April 18 for 200l. to said Compton “to satisfy a warrant lately signed by his Lordship.”) Money Book XIX, p. 472. Disposition Book XIX, p. 277.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer. On or about Dec. 23 last the Lord Treasurer directed 150,000l. to you in tallies and orders on the Land Tax anno 1709 ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXII, p. 466. His lordship now agrees to your assigning and disposing of 100,000l. thereof at 5 per cent. from the date of assignment “with a retrospect of 28 days' interest” and thereout to apply 89,934l. 15s. 10d. as follows [cp. supra, p. 10]:
£ s. d.
to the ordinary of the Navy 7,300 0 0
to the head of Wages, to wit to pay commission and warrant officers and masters of tenders and other ships and vessels belonging to the Navy 10,000 0 0
to Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of Marines, for subsistence and two thirds pay to said Marines 6,000 0 0
to Thomas Savery, Treasurer for Sick and Wounded and Prisoners at War, for three fifths of 15,000l. to be imprested to him for services following viz. 13,000l. to clear the debts of sick and wounded seamen in quarters for one whole year at all the great ports to 30 Sept. 1707 and for two years to 30 Sept. 1708 at all the lesser ports, and 2,000l. upon account of subsisting prisoners at war, to wit 1,000l. at Southampton and 500l. each at Dover and Plymouth: the remaining two fifths of the said 15,000l. to be placed to the head of Victualling 9,000 0 0
to the head of Wear and Tear for bills of exchange 10,000 0 0
to the head of Victualling for bills of exchange 26,634 15 10
for Necessary Money, Extra Necessary Money, Short Allowance Money and Contingencys 15,000 0 0
to Thomas Savery, as above, being the remaining two fifths of the 15,000l. imprested as above 6,000 0 0
£89,934 15 10
On your transmitting the said orders to the Treasurer they shall be endorsed for interest as above.
Memorandum: letters signed 19 April 1709 directing the Navy Commissioners to make forth bills of imprest on the Navy Treasurer for paying the above sums of 6,000l. to Mr. Whitfeild and 15,000l. to Mr. Savery. Ibid., p. 276.
April 11. Letter of direction for 220l. 4s. 10d. to Thomas Newport, executor of the Earl of Bradford late Cofferer of the Household, as in replacement of the like letters of 1708 June 14 and 25 for said sum to said Earl for arrears of the servants of Wm. III; 100l. thereof for Mr. Vizian one of the purveyors of the Stables to said King and 120l. 14s. 10d. to Math. Perkins, Clerk of the Woodyard to Wm. III.'s Household, neither of which sums were received at the Exchequer before the death of the said Earl of Bradford: same is hereby to be issued out of any arrears [of Civil List revenues due before 8 March 1701 being the accession of Queen Anne] applicable thereto.
Out of the like arrears the further sum of 17l. 7s. 6d. (making in all 237l. 12s. 4d.) is hereby to be issued to said Newport to satisfy the arrear due in the Cofferer's Office to Francis Maxfeild. Ibid., p. 277.
April 11. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] signed A. M. which was sent by the Penny Post to John Ward, one of the Members of the House of Commons, concerning the importation of deal boards from Norway. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 54.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed estimate [missing] of works in her Majesty's parks at Windsor performed by her command [by Mr. Wise]. Ibid., p. 59.
April 11, 13, 15, 18, 22, 23. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Leonard Bread as a tidesman and boatman at Rye loco William Reynolds deceased.
Abraham Thomson as a tidesman in the Inferior List London port loco Edward White deceased.
William Holland (a tidesman, Liverpool port) as a landwaiter ibid. loco William Fowler deceased.
Samuell Berry as a tidesman ibid. loco said Holland.
Humphrey Bucknall as a tidesman in Bristol port loco Thomas Waugh deceased.
Mathew Price as tidesman and weighing porter at Southampton loco Job Powell deceased.
John Wright as noontender in London port loco William Cheater deceased.
Thomas Evans as noontender in Bristol port loco Richard Bennet deceased.
George Goodall as a tidesman at Newcastle loco George Bailis deceased.
John Shepard as a boatman at Wilcove in Plymouth port loco Roger Heath deceased.
Benj. Merrick as waiter and searcher at Fareham in Portsmouth port loco his father John Merrick.
John Newsham as waiter at Fishguard in Milford port loco Morgan Jones deceased.
Richard Copplestone as tidesman and boatman at Bideford loco John Davies deceased.
John Hatch as a tidesman in the Superior List London port loco Henry Waldron dismissed.
Thomas Trotman as same in the Inferior List London port loco said Hatch.
Lancelot Lowther as tidesman at Workington and Flimby in Whitehaven port loco George Leieth deceased.
George Bywater as a tidesman in Bristol port loco Thomas Smith junr. deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 154, 156, 160, 162, 163.
April 11. Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities, not detailed, of Christopher Rhodes for his office of Paymaster of the Forces in the present Expedition.
Prefixing: certificate dated Exchequer Office and signed by Tho. Eyre and John Thomson as to the sufficiency of said securities. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 341.
Same by same to Sir Christopher Wrenn, Surveyor General of Works, to deliver over to the Surveyor of the Works at Woodstock for the use of the Duke of Marlborough's house that is building there eight blocks of white marble at present in the Store Yard [of the Office of Works] in Scotland Yard.
And further to deliver three other like blocks for the use of the cathedral church of St. Paul's, being meant by her Majesty to be employed in making her statue and pedestal at Paul's (“her statue with other ornaments to be erected and set up there”).
Appending: schedule of the said eleven blocks of marble setting out their length, breadth and thickness. Ibid., p. 342.
April 11. Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Jan. 4 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Capt. Robinson of furniture, detailed, for the Isabella yacht: to an estimate of 196l. Ibid., p. 343.
Warrant by same to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in the account of Thomas Jett, late Register and Paymaster of unsatisfied Army and Transport Debentures, and of his son Thomas Jett, present Register and Paymaster of same, an additional salary of 150l. to make the salary from 250l. per an. to 400l. per an. in view of the great charges, pains, attendance and hazard of the said office: the same to be allowed for the whole time the said 250l. per an. is allowable: and likewise to allow the sum of 122l. 12s. 3d. for incidents paid and disbursed by said Jett senr.
Prefixing: report by the Auditor of the Receipt on the petition of Margaret Jett, widow and executrix of said Thomas Jett, praying allowances as above. During his said employment the said Jett registered 6,935 Army debentures and 1,019 transport debentures contained in 15 large registers in which was expressed the number, date, name, service and sum contained in each debenture: and he paid 3¾ years' interest thereon, at four payments for each, taking acquittances for same. His ledger books for the said four payments are four in number expressing the number of each debenture, the principal sum thereof and the interest paid thereon. Before he registered or paid any debenture he compared the same with the foil or duplicate thereof, by which means he discovered several of the principal sums therein considerably altered to the prejudice of the public. His trouble is therefore as great or greater than that of the Paymaster of the Malt Lottery Tickets. All the above routine is absolutely necessary. Ibid., pp. 343–6.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill and incidents bill of the Excise in Scotland for the quarter ended 1709 Lady day: totals respectively 1,143l. 6s.d. and 140l. 3s. 10d. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 21.
April 12. Money warrant for 20l. to Roger Lewis for the charges of his passage to Virginia whither he is going chaplain.
20l. to Edward Vaughan, clerk, for the like charges on his going to the Jerseys in America as chaplain. Money Book XIX, pp. 470, 471. Order Book VII, p. 235. Disposition Book XIX, p. 280.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of John Thorowkettle's bill of 15l. for 1709 March 25 quarter as Messenger of the Chamber attending the Lord Treasurer.
April 12. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay 15l. to said Thorowkettle for 1709 March 25 quarter as Messenger [of the Chamber] appointed to attend the officers of the Customs. Money Book XIX, p. 471. Disposition Book XIX, p. 280.
Money warrant for 285l. to Gilbert, bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Garter, for half a year to 1709 Lady day on the annuity for the support of said Order. Money Book XIX, p. 472. Order Book VII, p. 236. Disposition Book XIX, p. 280.
Same for 100l. 16s. 0d. to John Johnson, Remembrancer of London, for one year from Xmas 1708 to Xmas 1709 on the bill of impost upon wines for the members of the Corporation et al. detailed of the City of London. (Money order dated May 16 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 19 hereon.) Money Book XX, p. 12. Order Book VII, p. 280. Disposition Book XIX, p. 280.
Letter of direction for 100l. to William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works at Windsor: out of Civil List moneys: to be by him paid over to Grinling Gibbons for one year to 1708 Xmas on his salary for looking after several pieces of carved work in Windsor Castle. Disposition Book XIX, p. 275.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Henry Waldron tidewaiter in London port for near 20 years, but having concerns in the country which require his residence, prays that John Temple may succeed him. Reference Book VIII, p. 354.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Philip Watkins praying some employment in the revenue in Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 83.
April 13. Letter of direction for 1,000l. to William Lowndes: out of Civil List moneys: for secret service. Disposition Book XIX, p. 277.
William Lowndes to Robert Walpole to report on (a) infra. What was the quantity and value of the clothing lost?
Appending: (a) letter from Lord Raby dated Berlin April 2 inst. to Treasurer Godolphin. An accident of the burning of the clothing of my Regiment with the ship which was carrying it to Portsmouth obliges me to trouble your Lordship to be pleased to order the delivery to my Regiment of a clothing which is at Barcelona designed for the Regiment of Count Guiscard which was broke; since however [any way] that [clothing] will be charged to her Majesty and [it] will put my Regiment in a condition to take the field this spring which they will not be able to do unless her Majesty is pleased to make up this loss to the Regiment: [for] the offreckonings will never be able to do it. I have writ to the Duke of Marlborough about it and I don't question but his Grace will approve, “which is the only expedient I can think of at present for her Majesty's service since the season is to[o] far advanced (I doubt) to make new [clothing in] time enough even if the Regiment could get credit.” Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 54.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Duke of Bedford relating to some wines come on shore on his estate in Suffolk. Ibid.
April 13. Same to same to recommend Abel Carew for a suitable vacancy in the Customs. Ibid., p. 55.
April 14. Money warrant for 20l. to George Cumming clerk as royal bounty for the charge of his passage to the Leeward Islands whither he is going chaplain. Money Book XIX, p. 473. Order Book VII, p. 236. Disposition Book XIX, p. 280.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to take in loans on the Subsidy Act anno 1707 [6 Anne, c. 27] to the amount of 12,335l. 14s. 5d. for meeting or paying the interest for three months at 6 per cent. due upon the sum of 822,381l. 15s. 6d. lent for the service of the war on the credit of the said Act as follows.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of the interest so due:
£ s. d.
for three months from 8 Jan. last to 8 April inst. on 816,685l. lent before the said Jan. 8 last 12,250 5 6
for three months from 10 Jan. last to 10 Apr. on 5,595l. 8s. 10½d. lent Jan. 10 last 83 18 7
for three months from Jan. 12 last to April 12 last on 101l. 6s.d. lent Jan. 12 last 1 10 4
£12,335 14 5
Money Book XIX, pp. 473–4.
Money warrant for 75l. to William Weket for 1709 Lady day quarter on his allowance for attendance on and for disbursements for the Treasury Chambers:
5l. to John Farra for same quarter for his extraordinary pains in carrying letters upon several occasions for her Majesty's service. Ibid., p. 220. Order Book VII, p. 209. Disposition Book XIX, p. 280.
J. Taylour to Mr. Williams to deliver to the Admiralty Office 100 copies of the Act of this Session [7 Anne, c. 4] for punishing Mutiny and Desertion: as desired by J. Burchet in his letter, prefixed, from the Admiralty Office of this day. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 55.
April 15. William Lowndes to Mr. Morrice. In yours of the 1st Feb. last I received the third bills for the 100,000 milreis which you agreed for with Sir Henry Furnese's agent and [which you] drew on Mr. Brydges Dec. 1 and 11 last “differing from the first and second bills for the reaons mentioned in your said letter.” On reading to the Lord Treasurer your letter his Lordship ordered the said [third] bills to be delivered to Sir Henry on his giving back the first and second as you desired for avoiding any mistakes in the public accounts. I return them [the first and second] herewith to you and would have done it sooner but could not till even now get them from Sir Henry and Mr. Brydges.
My Lord is informed by your letter to Mr. Anstis, the Receiver General of money arising by her Majesty's tin, that you have sold a quantity thereof at Lisbon. My Lord directs you to remit to said Anstis the product thereof together with the accounts. I take this opportunity to acquaint you that my Lord Treasurer did a good while ago give effectual orders for appointing your son Paymaster of the Garrison of Gibraltar. I believe the warrant or constitution is already sent him by Mr. Brydges.
Appending. (a) letter dated Lisbon Feb. 1 new style from Thomas Morrice to said Lowndes. I have not been favoured lately with any from you but the last pacquet brought me a letter from Sir Henry Furnese acquainting me that he had been a loser by the four bills for 100,000 milreis which I agreed for with his correspondents here and [which I] drew on Mr. Brydges Dec. 1 and 11 last and that the Lord Treasurer had agreed that the said bills should be put on the foot of a new agreement made with his lordship and [therefore desiring] that I would deliver his correspondent's third bills for the said sum and that instead of inserting the price I agreed for I should put what my Lord Treasurer has agreed for. I enclose the third of exchange for the said four bills accordingly for delivery to Sir Henry; and the first and second ought to be sent back to me to prevent any mistakes in the public accounts. I did not think fit to deliver them immediately to Sir Henry's correspondents as he wished because I had not the Lord Treasurer's pleasure therefor. By the first [of exchange of the said four] bills I drew for 56,000 milreis at 5s. 7d. per milrei and for 44,000 at 5s. 8d. Please put the Lord Treasurer in mind of my son's warrant for being Paymaster of Gibraltar Garrison now that the Establishments are forming.
(b) copies of the said four bills, in the first of exchange and second of exchange respectively.
(c) said letter from said Morrice to said Anstis dated Lisbon Feb. 15. I received a small parcel of tin from Commander Jenings in this river [Lisbon] which I understood came from on board the Le Firme, and sold it to Mr. Arthur Stert merchant in this place and am ready to send you the produce thereof. But please send me two lines from Mr. Lowndes or Mr. Taylour of the Treasury instructing me to do so. For although I know you to be a very worthy genetleman it is proper I should have my orders from thence, as my directions in this affair come from the Treasury. Out Letters (General) XIX, pp. 55–9.
April 15. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to pay 47l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Scott of London merchant, being the Queen's moiety of the seizure of five casks of gum seneca imported into Scotland and Duty paid thereon before 1 May 1707 and afterwards brought to London in the Unicorn from Leith and seized at London by Samuell Brooke, an officer of the Customs, for want of a coast despatch ut supra, p. 75.
Prefixing: said Commissioners' report on the case. The petitioner had reasonable time allowed him for writing to his correspondent in North Britain for a certificate of the entry and payment of Duty there before the Union and the appraisal and condemnation only took place about the end of Trinity term 1708 on the failure of such certificate. The certificate from the officers of Leith port although dated 25 June 1708 was not produced to the officers in London till Feb. 8 last “nor did the petitioner ever apply himself to us till then whereby he might have put a stop to the officer's proceedings . . . We think he should be reimbursed the 47l. 10s. 0d. paid into the Exchequer as above. . . . And whereas Reynolds one other of the coastwaiters of this port who had about 20l. for his share of this seizure clear of charges as partner with Brookes (without any pretence of merit appearing to us) hath rashly and inconsiderably sworn to more than he knew in this case, and for which he is under the censure of this Board, we shall order him to pay back the same to the petitioner towards further satisfaction of the loss hereby sustained.” Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 160–2.
April 15. Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Joseph Mitchell, son of Sir Michaell Mitchell deceased late Lord Mayor of Dublin, shewing that his father had a grant from Wm. III. of forfeited lands to the value of 200l. per an. in consideration of services and sufferings and for the support of his numerous family but soon after his father had been at great expense to get into possession thereof the same was taken away by the Act of Resumption, leaving the family impoverished and all petitioner's estate is sequestered towards payment of his said father's debts which were chiefly contracted in his zeal for the Government: therefore praying a pension or other compensation. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 83.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners of Scotland to employ Alexander Gordon of Ardoch as collector of Inverness loco John Ogilvie dismissed.
John Muirhead as Comptroller and Surveyor of Eyemouth and Dunbar loco John Pratt deceased. Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 21, 22.