Warrant Books: March 1709, 11-10

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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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March 1709, 11–20

March 11. Royal sign manual for 535l. to Sir Richard Onslow for 107 days Nov. 15 last to March 1 inst. on the usual allowance of 5l. a day to him as Speaker of the House of Commons. (Money warrant dated March 14 hereon.) (Money order dated March [14] hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 14 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 1. Money Book XIX, p. 453. Order Book VII, p. 231. Disposition Book XIX, p. 265.
March 11. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Spencer Compton to pay as follows as her Majesty's bounty:
to Alexander Rait for Lord Frazer 200
to Robert Moray 100
(Letter of direction dated March 12 for 300l. to Spencer Compton on his order for the Queen's charities and bounties: to meet the above payments.) Money Book XIX, p 455. Disposition Book XIX, p. 262.
Money warrant for 16,990l. 2s. 3d. to Nehemiah Arnold, Paymaster of Malt Lottery Tickets, for the principal and interest due on the 98th payment on said tickets, which is the next payment in course [and due to be made this day].
Appending: statement of said principal and interest:
£ s. d.
principal after abating 20l. for two benefits above 20l. each 9,980 0 0
interest of 998 tickets from Lady day 1700 to 11 March 1708–9 being 3,273 days at a halfpenny a day each 6,805 2 3
benefits 205 0 0
£16,990 2 3
Money Book XIX, p. 457. Order Book VII, p. 230.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to distribute and apply to Deficient Funds as follows the sum of 69,687l. 1s. 10½d., the said sum representing the income between Feb. 11 last and March 11 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows viz. 248l. 6s.d. from whale fins; 29,148l. 19s.d. from New Customs; 4,570l. 6s. 8d. from Additional Impositions; 4,605l. 15s. 9d. from Vellum; 22,722l. 19s.d. from Continued Impositions; 17l. 18s. 10½d. from salt before 1 August 1706 being a surplusage from the first General Mortgage [or Sinking Fund or Deficiencies Amortization Fund]; 2,056l. 11s. 4d. from ditto since that date; 6,207l. 0s.d. from Windows; 109l. 3s. 6d. from Marriages being a surplusage as above: the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows: viz.
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 11th March 1708–9. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Exchequer Bills 515165 4 208176 9 8 15351 0
First 3s. Aid 415099 0 0 306598 18 12369 4 8
Paper for Plate 15400 0 0 11500 0 0 458 17 10½
Malt Tickets 579060 0 0 260590 0 0 17254 19 9
Leather Duties 504438 0 0 283797 14 6 15031 7
Third Quarterly Poll 212770 17 0 151854 2 6 6340 4
Third 3s. Aid 25823 2 9 18771 6 769 9
New East India Company 65518 0 9455 5 6 1952 6 6
General Society [East Indies] 5354 10 772 14 159 11 0
2388628 15 1251016 11 69687 1 10½
Money Book XIX, p. 458.
March 11. Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant signed by the Marquess of Kent dated Feb. 18 last to the Duke of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe, for the provision of mourning for the Queen's Apartment at Windsor Castle: to an estimate of 925l.
The like of a same to same dated same for mourning for her Majesty's Garden House at Windsor: to an estimate of 1,993l. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 250.
March 12. Treasurer Godolphin to the Duke of Bolton. Although I have all the inclination in the world to do what may be acceptable to your Grace yet I can by no means think it proper for me to advise her Majesty to grant your request as to the ship Peter Francis and her cargo: and I easily persuade myself when your Grace has read the enclosed representation you will be of the same opinion.
Appending: representation dated March 12 by J. Taylour of the state of the Prizes and Perquisites of Admiralty with respect to any gifts or grants which may be desired thereout. By a privy seal of 1 Anne [see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XVIII, p. 114, under date 20 Jan. 1702–3] the Queen declared that all her Majesty's share of prizes should be applied to the service of the war and the Lord High Admiral has by deed resigned all the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty to the same uses. The House of Commons in March 1707[–8] addressed the Queen to give satisfaction (out of her Majesty's said moiety) to the owners and freighters of the Worcester for damage sustained, which on reference have been assessed at above 19,000l. There has been already directed near 8,000l. [for the said Worcester owners] out of the said Queen's moiety and there still remains due 11,225l. for which daily and almost continual application is made by great numbers of poor people and nothing left for their satisfaction (since the Act [6 Anne, c. 64 cl. 2] for giving all prizes to the captors) but the Perquisites of Admiralty. It is therefore submitted whether it is advisable to grant or apply any part thereof [of said Perquisites] to any other uses than the satisfaction of the persons concerned in the said ship Worcester. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 40.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Sir Richard Allen et al. sureties of Samuel Pacey late Receiver General for Co. Suffolk, there being a Bill [Private Act 7 Anne c. 18] depending in the House of Commons to empower the Lord Treasurer to compound with the said sureties. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 327.
The like for like stay against Henry Baker on his accounts to 1703 Michaelmas as Solicitor for the Affairs of the Treasury: he being ready to deliver his accounts to 1705 Michaelmas to the Auditors but they decline to receive same till his preceding accounts be passed: and since the latter date very little money has been imprested to him. Ibid.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Earl of Cromartie. I have yours of the 1st inst. with your observations on the late Tack of the Customs “which indeed is the fullest state I have yet had of that matter.” I gave directions a good while ago for raising a process against the Farmers upon the suggestions that had been given to the Parliament last session of their having broken their contracts: and I am informed by letters from the Lord Advocate and the Barons of the Exchequer [of Scotland] that a Bill is filed and the cause will come on next term. I thank you for the trouble you have taken to inform me of the true state of the matter. Nothing will be wanting on my part to bring it to such an issue as that the public may have justice and the fair trader all due encouragement. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 15.
March 14. Money warrant for 200l. to Thomas Beak junr. for himself and the other under clerks of the Council for one year to Feb. 13 last for their pains in writing letters to Lords Lieutenants, Custodes Rotulorum, Justices of the Peace &c. and to the various public Offices. (Money order dated March 16 hereon: in the margin a later confirmation dated 1711 July 25 by Treasurer Oxford.) Money Book XIX, p. 455. Order Book VII, p. 233. Disposition Book XIX, p. 266.
Same for 300l. to William Hanbury in full reward and satisfaction for his own and his servant's attendance in taking care and looking after the Cotton Library. Money Book XIX, p. 459. Order Book VII, p. 232. Disposition Book XIX, p. 266.
Same for 30l. 10s. 0d. to the churchwardens of St. Michael Cornhill for 2½ years to 1708 Xmas on the perpetuity of 12l. 4s. 0d. per an. for the poor of said parish. (The letter of direction hereon is for 42l. 14s. 0d.) Money Book XIX, p. 459. Disposition Book XIX, p. 266.
Dormant warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 52l. per an. to Thomas Gee gent. as a Queen's waiter London port. Money Book XIX, p. 460.
Money warrant for 13l. 10s. 0d. to the heirs of Anthony Cotton for 2¼ years from 1699 Sept. 29 to 1701 Dec. 25 on a rent resolute or corody of 6l. per an. granted by Hy. VIII. to said Cotton and his heirs for ever out of St. Stephen's Westminster but lately payable at the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 462.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in account to William Roberts as Paymaster of her Majesty's Works at Windsor certain items detailed totalling 270l. 5s. 6d. in his account from 1702 Michaelmas to 1706 Michaelmas.
Prefixing: report by said Auditors on said Roberts' petition for same. Ibid., p. 466.
Money order for 223l. 16s. 11d. to Sir Michael Heneage Kt., Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries by him delivered to the officers of said Court in Hilary term 1708 and 1l. 16s. 8d. for 88 days' diet [for himself as Usher] from 1708 Dec. 14 to 1708–9 March 12 at 5d. a day. Order Book VII, p. 279.
Letter of direction for the unsatisfied residue of the 20,000l. which was directed to the Treasurer of the Transports by letters dated Jan. 8 and 17 last. The same is hereby to be issued out of loans on the Land Tax or on Malt anno 1709 preferable to any other payments directed out of the same funds. Disposition Book XIX, p. 263.
March 14. Letter of direction for 79,378l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans to be made by Sir Henry Furnese on credit of the Land Tax anno 1709: and is to be applied to the service of the Forces abroad “in such manner as the Lord Treasurer shall think fit to direct.” Disposition Book XIX, p. 264.
William Lowndes to said Brydges. Sir Henry Furnese has agreed to accept payment in manner following for the sum of 149,375l. viz. 70,000l. thereof out of the tallies and orders first in course on the Land Tax anno 1709 which were put into your [Brydges'] hands on Dec. 24 last on condition the interest thereon commence from Jan. 12 last, and 79,375l. out of loans to be made by said Furnese on credit of the same fund. You are to assign the said 70,000l. accordingly and are further to pay to said Furnese the said further 79,375l for services following: viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 553,845l. 14s. 4d. for subsidies to the Allies anno 1709.
for her Majesty's share (being two thirds) of the subsidy payable to the King of Portugal for the months of May and June 1709 23,842 11 4
for the King of Denmark on his subsidy for three months to March 4 inst. 9,375 0 0
in part of 1,081,083l. 0s. 4d. for the Forces serving in Spain and Portugal anno 1709.
towards the charge of maintaining said Forces 16,157 8 8
in part of 901,827l. 13s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1709.
for carrying on the subsistence of the said Forces from March 23 inst. 100,000 0 0
£149,375 0 0
Same to the Navy Commissioners to make forth a Navy Bill for allowing to the Navy Treasurer 723l. 15s. 3d. for the Bank of England's account for interest on 63,000l. advanced by them for the service of the Navy at various times. The said Treasurer is to deliver to you the proper acquittances vouching his payment of said interest money. Ibid., p. 265.
Letter of direction for 15,702l. 6s. 0d. to John, Visct. FitzHardinge Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List moneys viz. by 1,500l. a week from this day: and is for the service of his Office to clear the wages and board wages due there at Michaelmas 1708 and also for riding charges and other allowances on bills and warrants signed by the Lord Chamberlain. Ibid., p. 271.
Same for 6,000l. to John Tailer gent.: for buildings at Woodstock: [on the royal warrant of 1708 Dec. 21 supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXII, p. 464]. Ibid., p. 265.
William Lowndes [to the Customs Commissioners] to instruct Samuell Gale in the business of the Customs. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 41.
March 14. Same to Sir James Montagu. The Lord Treasurer has received divers complaints of great disturbance given to the country by such as pretend to discover derelict lands. He desires you not to proceed on any references made to you concerning such matters till her Majesty's pleasure be known therein. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Thomas Seabrook, Hen. Hayley and Rich. Collard, three of the moneyers of the Tower Mint, to return from Edinburgh to England: they having been by royal sign manual of 12 July 1707 directed to repair to the Mint at Edinburgh to undertake the recoinage of the moneys of Scotland and to remain there until the whole recoinage should be over and they having finished the said work and returned a general accompt thereof to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint at London and do desire to return to London. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 321.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against the Commissioners of Transportation on their accounts, the same being in some forward state before the Auditors of Imprests.
Prefixing: report by said Auditors. Ibid., pp. 321–2.
Same by same to same for like stay against William Young et al. late Commissioners of Wine Licences. Ibid., p. 322.
Same by same to Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to cut down 16 old elm trees in Windsor Great Park standing near the outward fence of said Park, as they hinder the view of a new riding which is now making from the said Park to Windsor Castle.
Prefixing: said Wilcox's representation dated 1708 Nov. 17 praying said warrant “her Majesty having been pleased to direct me to take down” the said trees.
(This warrant takes the place of the cancelled warrant of 1708 Dec. 29 supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXII, p. 473.) Ibid., p. 341.
Treasurer Godolphin to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Dr. Elias Bouhereau praying that his pension of 200l. per an. lately payable to him as Library Keeper of St. Sepulchre's Dublin may be continued for two years from his admission to the place of chorister of St. Patrick's Cathedral; as likewise the petitions [missing] of Mary La Mouline, Mary Lachapelle and Mary Brunivale widows praying some small pensions for the support of themselves and children, they having lost their husbands in her Majesty's service. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 56.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of Lord Clifford and Samuel Trotman in right of the Lady Drake his wife against the passing of a grant of the Customary Duties of the lead mines within the Hundred or Wapentake of Wirksworth Co. Derby called the Lot and Cope or of the office called the Barmaster's Office upon the said lead mines. Notice to be given to William Dixon at his chambers in Lincolns Inn. Caveat Book, p. 62.
March 15. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Spencer Compton to pay 50l. to Elizabeth Hayford widow as royal bounty. (William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt dated March 19 to issue same to said Compton out of Civil List money, for said purpose.) Money Book XIX, p. 459. Disposition Book XIX, p. 267.
March 15. Letter of direction for 5,931l. 4s. 9d. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Navy Treasurer: out of any money remaining in the Exchequer of the East India Company's last payment: and is to be paid over to Walter Whitfeild, Paymaster of the Marines, as imprest for carrying on the subsistence of the Marines and their recruits and for paying to the non-commission officers and private men set on shore two thirds of the pay due to them at the time of their landing: and is to be placed to the head of wages anno 1708. Ibid., p. 265.
Same for 37,944l. 9s. 0d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans to be made by Sir Henry Furnese on credit of the Land Tax anno 1709: and is to be applied to the uses following: viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 1,081,083l. 0s. 4d. for the maintenance of her Majesty's Forces in Spain and Portugal anno 1709.
to answer to Sir Henry Furnese the value of 98,000 livres or 19,600 pieces of Eight paid over by his correspondent at Genoa to Mr. William Chetwynd her Majesty's Resident there for the use of her Majesty's Forces in Catalonia at the rate of 60 pence sterling per piece of Eight 4,900 0 0
to answer to the said Furnese the value of 27,000 pistoles paid to the said Chetwynd in like manner at the rate of 191/8 livres per pistol, being 60 pence sterling to the Crown 25,818 15 0
to answer to the said Furnese a bill of exchange from Amsterdam payable to him for value advanced at Paris to Col. Arnot for the subsistence of the Officers and soldiers of her Majesty's Forces who are prisoners in France 7,225 14 0
£37,944 9 0
Ibid., p. 266.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed “first draft [missing] which I have made of the Bill for the Funds for the General Mortgage.” Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 41.
Same to same pressing again for the account of the average yield of the Duty on European linens &c. ut supra, p. 96, the same being extremely wanted. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the report by Mr. Wilcox on the petition of Charles, Lord Halifax ut supra, p. 79, setting forth that the premises [a lodge in Bushey Park] are so crippled by the great storm that they cannot be repaired but must be rebuilt which (with new ripping the Great Lodge) will cost 580l. Reference Book VIII, p. 352.
March 15. Same to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army of the petition of Natha. Carpenter, agent to Col. Toby Caulfeild's Regiment, for removal of a charge on said Regiment of 608l. 0s. 8d. for arms delivered them upon their embarcation for Spain in 1705. Ibid.
Commission by Treasurer Godolphin to Robert Whitmore to be Surveyor of the Duties on Houses [for Co. Kent].
(Dormant warrant by same to the Receiver General for Co. Kent to pay 60l. per an. salary to said Whitmore as from 1709 Lady day.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, pp. 152, 181.
March 16. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. In your memorial of the 15th inst. concerning Richard Knight, a riding officer for the wool business at Werden Point in Chichester port, you represent that several of the riding officers on the coast of Kent and Sussex are superannuated. The Lord Treasurer directs that you be more particular in [your details of] that matter and that you send him a list of the names of those superannuated or unfit for that service. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 42.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Edward Nealson, Customer of Berwick port, shewing that his salary does not exceed 24l. per an. and that the fees for entering goods to and from Scotland heretofore amounted to about 80l. per an. which fees are taken away by the Union so that he has now no dependence but on his salary: therefore praying an augmentation. Reference Book VIII, p. 352.
March 18. J. Taylour to Sir Theodore Janssen. The Comte Briancon has represented to the Lord Treasurer the pressing occasion there is of sending 100,000 Crowns to the Duke of Savoy in advance of his subsidy, by an express which the said Comte is to despatch this evening. The Lord Treasurer desires you to give bills for the same in the best manner you can for the public service and to attend him next Monday in order to settle the method of your repayment. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 42.
Same to Mr. Gilbert, Secretary to the East India Company. The Lord Treasurer agrees to the Resolution of the Court of Managers of your Company for the delivery of 500 tons of saltpetre to the Ordnance viz. on condition they be paid for same out of the first Exchequer Bills that shall be issued. Ibid.
Letters patent by Treasurer Godolphin constituting and empowering Thomas Baker and William Goslin to recover and receive all arrears of prizes; the Queen having by patent under the great seal of Nov. 25 last revoked the Prizes Commission and empowered the Lord Treasurer to appoint some person or persons to sue, levy, recover &c. such prizes and arrears thereof taken during the present war and not duly accounted for. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, pp. 316–18.
March 19. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Baron Price for extension of lease on several messuages, lands and tenements in Cos. Hereford, Worcester and Huntingdon of small value, of which he had a grant 4 Wm. and Mary. Reference Book VIII, p. 352.
March 19. Treasury reference to the Stamps Commissioners of the petition of Edward Stuart of Newbury Co. Berks, a surety for Timothy Wessley one of the distributors of stamped vellum for said county who failed and is in prison for some arrears; petitioner praying time for paying such arrears. Reference Book VIII, p. 353.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland. Mr. Alexander Gordon is recommended to my Lord for the place of collector of Inverness port. Please report if that place is vacant and as to the fitness of said Gordon. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 15.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Excise Commissioners in Scotland to employ Robert Sinclair as Receiver General and Cashier of Excise Scotland loco James Boyle who is appointed to be one of the said Commissioners. Ibid.