Warrant Books: February 1709, 16-28

Pages 78-86

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

This free content was digitised by double rekeying and sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. All rights reserved.

Page 78
Page 79
Page 80
Page 81
Page 82
Page 83
Page 84
Page 85
Page 86

February 1709, 16–28

Feb. 16. Royal sign manual for 1,200l. to Francis Palmes, Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy, for his bill of extraordinaries for 1707 Dec. 26 to 1708 Dec. 26 in said service (over and above the sum of 300l. allowed him as within the regulation of ambassadorial extraordinaries); being for money expended for post horses and other travelling charges when he was sent by our command to the siege of Toulon and to the Courts of Hanover, Berlin, Vienna and Turin and from thence to the Army in Flanders and back to London. (Money warrant dated Feb. 24 hereon.) (Money order dated March 7 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 5 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 485. Order Book VII, p. 231. Disposition Book XIX, p. 262.
Royal letters patent appointing James, Duke of Queensberry and Dover to be one of the Secretaries of State: as from the 3rd Feb. inst.: with the fee of 100l. per an. King's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 488.
Letter of direction for 1,000l. to William Lowndes: for secret service: out of Civil List money. Disposition Book XIX, p. 258.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to admit to entry the lading of the East India Company's ship Rochester richly laden from the Bay of Bengal and safely arrived in the Thames at Woolwich after many hazards but which by reason of the weather cannot be brought up higher, the Customs officers refusing to admit her to entry on pretence that the purser has been out of the ship because as usual he landed at Falmouth to bring up the pacquet and further allege that four pieces of muslins have been run out of the ship at Portsmouth: against which the East India Company represent the danger the cargo is under by the severity of the weather which [danger] is daily growing on them, several ships having been cut to pieces and sunk by the ice in the late frost.
Prefixing: said Company's memorial. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 186–7.
Feb. 16. Treasury reference to Mr. How [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons] of the petition of Col. Luke Lillingston shewing that he had a grant of 200l. a year till otherwise provided for; and that same determined in 1705 when he had the command of a Regiment given him, but there is 160l. and 23l. 11s. 2d. arrear on said allowance to wit from 1701–2 March 8 when same commenced to Dec. 25 following and from 1704–5 March 8 to April 21 following: therefore praying payment of same. Reference Book VIII, p. 350.
Feb. 18, 24, 28. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Jos. Darley as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco Richard Fletcher, subject to the pensions payable to the superannuated tidesmen.
Benjamin Wagstaffe as a same ibid, loco Walter Buckley preferred to the superior list ibid.
Walter Buckley preferred as above loco William Legg deceased.
Thomas Jewell as a tidesman and boatman Looe port loco Philip Gower deceased.
Daniell Piggot as chief boatman to Berdsy Ferry loco John Bell deceased.
Thomas Sharrock as a tidesman Liverpool port loco James Thorton deceased.
Richard Wharton as a land carriage man at Newcastle to complete the establishment of that port.
Robert Mills as surveyor of Berwick port loco the abovesaid Wharton.
William Gray as waiter and searcher at Berwick loco the abovesaid Mills.
Ralph Ord as same ibid, loco said Gray.
William Nixon as same at Cardigan in Milford port loco John Picton dismissed for fraud. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 148, 150.
Fiat for royal letters patent to constitute Thomas Gee as a Queen's waiter London port loco John Crouch deceased. Ibid., p. 150.
Feb. 18. Treasury reference to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, of the petition of Charles, Lord Halifax shewing that he purchased the Rangership of Bushey Park at Hampton Court for the lives of the Duchess of Cleveland and Duke of Northumberland, wherein there is a lodge for many years uninhabited and very rotten: therefore praying that same may be repaired at her Majesty's expense or that he may have a term therein to encourage him to repair it. Reference Book VIII, p. 350.
Feb. 19. Money warrant for 20l. to Samuell Picart, clerk, for his passage to the Leeward Islands whither he is going chaplain. Money Book XIX, p. 450. Order Book VII, p. 223. Disposition Book XIX, p. 256.
Feb. 19. Letter of direction for 13,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Navy Treasurer: out of the sixth payment to be made by the East India Company on or before March 10 next: and is to be applied to pay bills of exchange and to be placed to the account of the quota for Wear and Tear anno 1708. Disposition Book XIX, p. 259.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a copy of the Address of the House of Commons (fn. 1) for an account of the public debts which have been compounded. Please send to the Lord Treasurer such account for any the revenues under your management.
(The like letter respectively to the Excise Commissioners, the Stamps Commissioners, Salt Commissioners and Agents for Taxes.) Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 33.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Ann Williams, executrix of David Williams, formerly Receiver General of Taxes for Cos. Denbigh and Flint, praying payment of 100l. for his extraordinary charges in his receipt, she having with great difficulty raised money to clear and pass his final accounts, which she has done and obtained a quietus. Reference Book VIII, p. 350.
Same to Mr. Borret of the petition of Thomas Prettyman gent. shewing that he can discover 260l. of the debts due to Richard Taylor, late Paymaster of the Million Lottery Tickets, provided he have a moiety thereof as a reward. Ibid., p. 351.
Feb. 20. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Commissioners for Transportation to deliver up to Charles Mason, late Treasurer of the Transports, the Bank [of England's] receipt dated 1 Dec. 1707 for seven several [promissory] notes given by Joseph Newell amounting to 5,403l. 10s. 0d.; which receipt the said Mason brought into the Transport Office in Decr. 1707 as in lieu of that [sum of] money and as part of the sum of 33,378l. 18s. 9d. which Treasurer Godolphin issued Nov. 22 before supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXI, p. 52 [the said letter of direction being dated Nov. 22 being two days before the Treasury minute] towards payment of the debt in the Transport Office: the said Mason desiring to have the said receipt back as of service to him in settling an account with the said Newell “who he alleges went off, in his [Mason's] debt”: the Commissioners of Transportation being of opinion that the said receipt is of no use to the public as the Bank of England refuse to pay any money on the said notes.
Prefixing: (1) memorial from said Commissioners representing the case as above.
Appending: (2) schedule of said notes, six thereof given by Jos. Newell and one by Bressey and Caswall. (3) Copy of the said Bank of England's receipt signed by Joshua Odams for the said seven notes “for which I promise to be accountable to him [Mason] or bearer on demand.” Warrants not Relating to Money XX, pp. 306–7.
Feb. 21. Money order for 500l. to Milford Crow for a quarter due Feb. 9 inst. on his allowance as Capt. Gen. and Govr. in Chief of Barbados and several other Islands and places in America: out of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty. Order Book VII, p. 218.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay to the Colonels of the four Regiments that are now raising in Ireland so much as (with what is already paid to them) will make the levy money of 3l. per man English money which has been allowed to Regiments formerly raised in Ireland; the said Colonels having represented that they are only allowed 40s. Irish money per man for levy money “which is less than the Officers by Act of Parliament are obliged to give each volunteer” and the difference will fall on the said officers. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 51–2.
Feb. 22. Same dated same to Treasurer Godolphin to pay the salary of 80l. per an. to Edmund Drake gent. as one of the four supervisors of tin blowing houses in Cornwall and Devon loco John Basset deceased viz. for three blowing houses in Kenwyn, one in St. Stephen, one in St. Austell, one in Polgooth in the parish of St. Ewe, one called Bescowhouse in the parish of Kea near Truro: to date as from Jan. 15 last being the date of his constitution. (Treasurer Godolphin's dormant warrant dated March 7 to the Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall accordingly hereon to pay said salary.) King's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 471. Money Book XIX, p. 452.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a salary of 1,850l. per an. to James, Duke of Queensberry and Dover “as one of our Principal Secretaries of State of Great Britain”: to commence as from Feb. 3 inst. the date he was made one of the said Secretaries of State. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 478.
Same to same for a same for 3,000l. to said Duke of Queensberry for secret service. (The privy seal hereon was dated Feb. 28 but the money warrant hereon was not drawn until July 18 infra, p. 254.) Ibid.
Same to Treasurer Godolphin for payment of 6,000l. to Edward Barker, Joint Treasurer to the Governors of Queen Anne's bounty: to be to enable the said Governors to comply with their agreement made the 8th inst. with Henrietta, Lady Waldegrave for the purchase of her interest in a pension of 1,000l. per an. (and the arrears thereof) payable out of First Fruits by a patent of Charles II dated 1680–1 March 4 which grant will expire at Xmas 1711. (Money warrant dated Feb. 24 hereon.) (Money order dated March 2 hereon.) Ibid., p. 486. Order Book VII, p. 227.
Same to same to pay 80,000l. to Thomas Newport, executor of Francis, late Earl of Bradford, late Cofferer of the Household to William III: as imprest and upon account to be applied towards paying off and discharging the arrears due to the ordinary and extraordinary service of the Household of William III. (Money warrant dated March 16 hereon.) (Money order dated March 21 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 4. Order Book VII, p. 233.
Feb. 22. Money order for 100l. to the Mayor &c. of Lyme Regis for one year to 1708 Xmas on the annuity for repair of the Cobb pier there. (The letter of direction for this sum is repeated under date 1709 June 9.) Money Book XIX, p. 444. Order Book VII, p. 228. Disposition Book XIX, pp. 262, 307.
[? Feb. 22.] Warrant [by Treasurer Godolphin] to the Receipt to take in loans on Malt anno 1709 to a total not exceeding 650,000l. including the amount remaining unsatisfied on Jan. 20 last of the loans on Malt anno 1708 which unsatisfied loans are to be placed first on the register of the herein loans: all in accordance with the Act [7 Anne c. 3] for the Duties on Malt anno 1709. Money Book XIX, p. 447.
Feb. 22. Same by same to John Dodd, Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty to pay 494l. 2s. 3d. to the Judge, the Register, the Marshal, the Cryer et al. as follows, of said Court in full of their fees and disbursements for business done for the service of the Admiralty in the Court of the Admiralty and Court of Appeals for Prizes between 8 Dec. 1707 and 22 Oct. 1708 the day of the decease of his late Royal Highness, Lord High Admiral; as certified by Sir Charles Hedges, Judge of the High Court of Admiralty viz.: as follows:
£ s. d.
the Judge of the High Court of Admiralty 140 8 0
the Register of the said Court of Admiralty and Court of Appeals for Prizes 197 9 11
the Marshal of the said Court of Admiralty 41 3 4
the Cryer of the said Court 4 15 0
William Brown, for stamps 8 3 0
William Mowbray, for postage 6 1 10
the Lord High Admiral's Proctor 96 1 2
£494 2 3
Ibid., p. 448.
Allowance by same of the salary bill of the Hawkers and Pedlars Office for the half year to 1708 June 24 and the half year to Xmas following: total 715l. in each case. Ibid., p. 449.
Same of the incidents bill detailed of same for the year ended 1707 June 24: total 468l. 13s. 10d. Ibid., p. 450.
William Lowndes to Mr. Savage to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] touching some wines saved out of the Saragh galley which was cast away on the coast of Sussex. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 34.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Monsieur Vryberg, Envoy Extraordinary from the States General, relating to the guns saved out of the ship Justice of Middleburg which was cast away on the North Foreland about November last. Ibid., p. 35.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Charles Shales on his father's accounts as late Commissary General of Provisions in Ireland: the same being now before the Lord Treasurer. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 305.
[?] Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquets of five in custodiam leases under the Exchequer seal: viz.
to Charles Eve of two cottages in Rickmansworth Co. Herts being part of the lands of Samuel Ewer junr. outlaw.
to Charles Harvey and James Heirden of three messuages in Lynn Regis Co. Norfolk being part of the lands of Hubert Vinckestyne extended for debt.
to James Hudgebout of two cottages in Rickmansworth being part of the lands of Samuel Ewer as above.
to Elizabeth, Countess Dowager of Essex of two cottages ibid. part of said Ewer's lands.
to William Green of two messuages in Leadenhall Street London in the parish of St. Mary Creedchurch, being part of the lands of Samuel Loveday outlaw. Ibid., p. 306.
Feb. 22. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to provide new liveries for the Officers at Arms in Ireland (King at Arms, Pursuivants at Arms, trumpets, kettle drums and Pursuivants attending the Royal State) in the most frugal manner that may be with badges conformable to the alterations in the royal arms from the Union: at a cost not exceeding 820l. as in the royal warrant of 1705 Oct. 12: the said new liveries being hitherto granted once in three years and the present liveries being worn out. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 52–3.
Money order for 50l. to James Stephens for 1708 Xmas quarter on his several allowances of 130l. per an. for the execution of the office of Keeper of the Exchequer Court, Council Chamber and Treasury in Scotland and for finding paper, pens, ink, coals, candles and other necessaries for the same and 70l. per an. in recompense and compensation for the loss of his perquisites (by the Union) in the offices of Deputy Usher of the said Exchequer. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 10.
Feb. 23. Same for 20l. each to Peter Le Neve and Simeon Stuart, Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer Court, for Michaelmas and Hilary terms 1708 on their allowance for extraordinary pains in sorting and ordering the [Exchequer] Records. Order Book VII, p. 226. Disposition Book XIX, p. 262.
William Lowndes to Auditor Maynwaring to prepare for declaration the accounts of the Hawkers and Pedlars Commissioners from 1706 June 23 to 1707 June 24 according to the enclosed book [missing] exhibited to the Lord Treasurer. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 34.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of the Army [Accounts] of the petition of the Officers of the Earl of Portmore's Regiment shewing that since 1703 they have received no clearings, by reason of several charges on them for arms, tents, transports, recruits and respits; that they have undergone great hardships in Spain and Portugal and a tedious imprisonment: therefore praying relief to enable them to pay their debts and provide their equipage. (See infra, p. 210, under date June 15.) Reference Book VIII, p. 351.
Feb. 24. Money warrant for 18l. 15s. 0d. to the executors of Richard Colinge for 150 days 1707 Sept. 29 to 1707–8 Feb. 26 (the day of his burial in St. Martins in the Fields he having died on Feb. 24) on his fee as late one of the Keepers of the Council Chamber: appending certificate of his death. Money Book XIX, p. 451. Disposition Book XIX, p. 262.
Same for 22l. 16s. 3d. to John Cocks for half a year to 1708 Lady day as one of the Keepers of the Council Chamber. Money Book XIX, p. 452. Disposition Book XIX, p. 262.
J. Taylour to Francis Eyles Esq., Governor of the Bank. The Lord Treasurer commands me to acquaint you that the Troops [Guards and Garrisons] under Mr. Howe's pay are very much in arrear of their subsistence, which may be of ill consequence if some immediate care be not taken to satisfy the same. He therefore desires that the Bank will advance 40,000l. to Mr. Howe on Malt tallies in his hands payable after 186,000l. [charged thereon anno 1709] either by [the Bank's] accepting assignments of said tallies or by way of deposit [of same] at interest to the date of repayment. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 34.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Philip Papillon on his accounts as late Cashier of the Victualling: as he is prosecuting his final account with all diligence. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 305.
The like for William Hubbald on his accounts as late Paymaster of the Train of Artillery employed in the reduction of Ireland. Ibid.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill of the Excise, Scotland, for 1708 Dec. 25 quarter: total 1,701l. 12s.d. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 10.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Swedish Envoy and a letter to him from the Governor of Schonen, complaining of the ship Maria of Kongsbacka [? Königsberg] being stopped at Leith. Ibid., p. 11.
Feb. 25. Royal warrant dated St. James's to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to pay 1,000l. per an. to Robert Walpole, Secretary at War, out of the deduction of 12d. per £ from the pay of the Forces Abroad: same to be over and above the 1,000l. per an. payable to him out of the contingencies of the Guards and Garrisons. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 18.
Feb. 25. Letter of direction for 84,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Navy Treasurer: out of loans on Malt anno 1709: for services as follows: viz.
for wages to seamen: by 8,000l. a week from this week and is to clear wages to the companies of the ships Triumph, St. George, Newark, Torbay that have been turned over into other ships 43,000
more for wages, being to pay the squadron going to the West Indies to 1st July 1708 41,000
Disposition Book XIX, p. 260.
Same for 3,600l. to the Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List moneys: for the service of his Office. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Clynton praying for the place of riding surveyor between Exeter and Poole. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 34.
Same to the late Commissioners for Stating the Debts of the Army and Transports enclosing a report from the Auditors of Imprests on the accounts exhibited by Hiob de Wildt of moneys received for providing ships or vessels for transporting Forces from Holland to Ireland towards the reduction of that kingdom in 1690 and 1691. Please give the said Auditors the best account you can of these papers and vouchers. Ibid., p. 36.
Feb. 26. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill of the Excise Office for 1708 Xmas quarter: total 711l. 16s.d. Money Book XIX, p. 448.
William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests to draft a privy seal for passing the accounts of Paul Methuen Esq. as executor to his father John Methuen, late Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of Portugal. You are to insert therein a clause that all persons who have received any money or stores mentioned in said account be charged therewith except in cases where it was not possible (in respect of the service) to have any regular vouchers: and also [a clause] for charging the subsistence of the horses from Ireland to the accounts of the respective Regiments that received the said horses. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 35.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Duke of St. Albans praying that a pension of 800l. per an. granted to him out of the revenues of Ireland for the lives of the late Earl of Dorset and Sir Thomas Felton may be re-granted to him as follows to wit 400l. per an. thereof during the life of William Beauclerk his second son and 400l. during the life of Vere Beauclerk his third son. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 52.
Feb. 28. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Spencer Compton to pay as follows:
£ s. d.
to John Fonseca as royal bounty for special service at the late Invasion 100 0 0
Thomas Brand for embellishing two several instruments on vellum containing her Majesty's grant of an addition of arms to Signor Cornaro, Ambassador from the Republic of Venice; the other being an order from her Majesty to the Deputy Earl Marshal for the Ambassador's arms with the said addition 20 0 0
to Isaac Crocker, one of her Majesty's watermen, for hire of men to preserve her Majesty's swans from the ice and otherwise this hard winter 10 11 8
£130 11 8
(Letter of direction for the issue of said sum to said Compton in part of his order for paying her Majesty's charities and bounties.) Money Book XIX, p. 451. Disposition Book XIX, p. 261.
Money order for 1,318l. 2s. 9d. to Samuell Edwyn Esq., Usher of the Receipt, for necessaries by him delivered to the following Offices [in the Receipt] for Easter and Trinity terms anno 1707: viz. the Office for Annuities on 14 per cent. and survivorship; the Office for Annuities anno 1706 and ditto anno 1707; the Exchequer Bill Office; the Million Lottery Office.
In the margin: a later confirmation dated 1711 Aug. 3 by Treasurer Oxford hereof. Order Book VII, p. 251.
Same for 1,008l. 11s.d. to same for necessaries delivered in the said terms to the officers of the Receipt. Ibid., p. 278.
William Lowndes to Lord Halifax [Auditor of the Receipt] to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mrs. Jett, widow of Thomas Jett late Register of Unsatisfied Debentures and Paymaster of interest moneys due thereon, praying a further allowance in consideration of the great pains and expense he underwent for the small time he executed the said employment. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 35.
Same to Mr. Morrice. In Paul Methuen's accounts as executor to his father John Methuen, late Ambassador Extraordinary to Portugal, allowance is craved of 6,558l. for 499 horses bought of the King of Portugal and delivered to the Officers of Major Gen. Harvey's Regiment of Dragoons. Please take care that this sum be charged to the respective accounts of the said “Regiments.” Ibid.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners. In the account which you sent to the Lord Treasurer of victualling [supplied] to Land Forces there is an article of 68,226l. 13s.d. [for Gibraltar Victualling]. Please send my Lord the particular account from your agent at Gibraltar of the times when the said provisions were delivered and to what Regiments and whether any care has been taken to charge the said Regiments therewith. Ibid., p. 36.


  • 1. Commons Journals XVI, p. 111: 16 Feb. 1708–9 “for an account of what public debts have been compounded; and what has been received upon such compositions; and what Receivers have compounded.”