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Declared Accounts: Navy

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 24, 1710. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1952.

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Navy

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: NAVY AND VICTUALLING (TREASURER).
AUDIT OFFICE, BUNDLE 1727, ROLL 151.
The corresponding Pipe account is partly perished.
ROBERT WALPOLE, Treasurer of the Navy.
21 Jan. 1709–10 to 31 Dec. 1710.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
arrears nil: this being his first accompt. money imprested to him out of the Exchequer:
Michaelmas term 8–9 Anne 1,505,090 8
Easter term 9 Anne 260,309 11
Easter term 9 Anne 71,721 7 2
Michaelmas term 9 Anne 100,000 0 0
1,937,121 7 2
supers and imprest bills paid by former Treasurers of the Navy and cleared within the time of this accompt: items detailed 16,930 16 11
money received for goods and provisions sold out of the stores: detailed 26,656 18
sums received on account of the Victualling: imprests made out to several persons, detailed, and cleared within the time of this accompt 2,670 0 0
sundry Commanders and pursers, not detailed, being the balance of their accompts for victualling soldiers on board 3,131 16 11
abatements out of bills for provisions 844 10 2
sums received from the executrix of Sir Thomas Littleton, viz. in Exchequer Bills in lieu of tallies on the Thirteenth 4s. Aid; and in tallies on the said Aid; and in tallies on the Tenth 4s. Aid and on the Twelfth 4s. Aid and in money imprested for the Navy and Yards and Marines and for New York and money received for old stores and for reversionary Annuities sold: all detailed 434,984 1 1
overpayments appearing on the ledgers 0 2 6
total charge £2,423,774 16 10½
Discharge. £ s. d.
emptions and provisions, detailed 321,739 4 4
interest allowed on bills of store 3 5 8
free gifts to several surgeons for medicines 2,812 6 2
salary and entertainments of the Commissioners of the Admiralty, the Navy Commissioners, clerks &c., detailed (the Admiralty Lords being the Earl of Pembroke, Earl of Orford, Sir Geo. Byng, George Doddington, Paul Methuen, Sir John Leake and the Earl of Wemys, Vice-Admiral of Scotland: and the Navy Commissioners being Sir William Gifford, Sir Thomas Hobson, Benjamin Tymewell, George Tollett, George St. Looe, Anthony Hamond, William Wright, Lawrence Wright at Kmsale, Isaac Townesend at Portsmouth) 28,343 9 3
pensions to the several officers of ships and others, detailed, 193 in all 12,093 2 11
half pay (Sir Stafford Fairborne, Matthew Aylmer and Robert Fairfax) 528 15 0
rewards and bounty to several persons upon several extraordinary occasions, detailed 2,755 2 4
disbursements of various natures, detailed 11,675 16 1
rebuilding and price of ships (William Johnston for the Looe, a new Fifth Rate of 553 tons; the Nightingale, a Sixth Rate frigate built at Blackwall, 253 tons; and repairs of the Dartmouth; James Taylor at Rotherhithe for rebuilding the Dragon, 719 tons; John Wicker at Deptford for rebuilding the Defyance, 921 tons) 23,222 5 5
purchase of lands at Deptford Yard; at Chatham Dockyard 5,343 15 3
travelling charges 2,488 11 1
victualling charges for volunteers on board several ships 1,600 9 5
pylottage 3,532 19 1
hire and freight of several vessels, detailed, taken up for her Majesty's service, and for transportation of goods and provisions 7,912 15 2
wages or pay by bill (physicians &c.) 2,032 2 4
house rent of the Navy Office and of other places hired 804 10 0
salaries and wages to Commanders, officers and seamen of ships:
Assistance (July 1705–Feb. 1709) 10,247 13
Anglesea (July 1707–Nov. 1709) 3,058 16 2
Assurance (July 1705–June 1708) 10,114 4
August (July 1706–Dec. 1708) 11,514 9
Anthelope (July 1707–Dec. 1709) 9,442 17 4
Arundell (July 1706–June 1708) 3,721 8
Albro' (March 1705–June 1708) 2,230 3 5
St. Albans (Aug. 1706–June 1708) 5,493 6 8
Anne and Francis ketch (Dec. 1709–May 1710) 72 12 6
Anne hoy (Feb. 1709–May 1710) 51 17 6
Adventure smack (Aug.–Nov. 1710) 13 15 1
Burford (July 1706–Feb. 1709) 17,101 6 9
Bonadventure (July 1706–Feb. 1709) 5,325 2
Bredah (July 1707–June 1708) 5,156 1
Blast bomb vessel (March 1705–Dec. 1709) 1,034 8 2
Canterbury (July 1707–Feb. 1709) 10,575 16 11
Chichester (Sept. 1706–Dec. 1709) 21,463 0 10
Cornwall (Jan. 1705–June 1709) 7,216 17
Centurion (Jan. 1705–July 1710) 12,641 4
Colchester (July 1707–June 1708) 3,532 14 11
Cleveland yacht (July 1706–June 1708) 1,223 9 1
Charlotte yacht (July 1702–April 1710) 3,734 2 5
Content hulk (Oct. 1708–March 1710) 537 17 11
Dreadnought (July 1706–June 1708) 9,058 11 10¾
Dragon (Oct. 1707–June 1708) 1,559 8 10
Dunkirkes Prize (Dec. 1705–Oct. 1708) 3,027 14
Deptford's Prize (April–July 1710) 32 19 9
Experiment (July 1704–June 1708) 6,118 9 10¾
Expedition (Jan. 1706–June 1709) 296 2 5
Elephant storeship (Oct. 1705–Sept. 1706) 451 11 10½
Firme (July 1707–March 1709) 14,802 1
Fowey (July 1705–April 1709) 2,406 11
Folkstone (July 1707–June 1708) 2,637 2 6
Friendship hoy (Jan.–Sept. 1710) 73 12 7
Fly galley (July 1709–April 1710) 98 16 9
Friend's Adventure ketch (Jan.–July 1710) 35 18 0
Gloucester (July–Oct., 1709) 1,005 8
Granada bomb vessel (June 1706–Dec. 1709) 450 14 6
Goodwill smack (Oct. 1709–Jan. following) 52 18 3
Goodwill hoy (June 1709–Jan. following) 74 3 10
Humber (March 1708–July 1710) 12,618 17 0
Henrietta yacht (July 1707–June 1708) 619 14 4
Hound sloop (July 1704–June 1708) 2,544 1
Ipswich (July 1705–Feb. 1709) 17,632 19
Jersey (Dec. 1707–June 1708) 1,785 5 4
Isabella yacht (June 1707–June 1708) 224 15 1
John and Bridget yacht (Dec. 1709–Feb. following) 12 18 10
John and James (Dec. 1707–Jan. 1709) 329 14 9
John and Mary smack (Dec. 1709–Aug. 1710) 82 16 11
John and Alice hoy (Dec. 1709–Aug. 1710) 58 4 2
Katherine yacht (July 1707–June 1708) 621 16 4
Lowestoffe (July 1704–June 1708) 6,067 13
Leopard (July 1707–June 1708) 3,279 19
Lark (July 1707–June 1708) 2,062 6
Lyme (July 1706–Sept. 1708) 4,045 5
Lenox (July 1705–Oct. 1710) 14,894 7 10½
Monmouth (July 1707–Feb. 1709) 13,684 9 9
Monk (July 1706–June 1708) 9,290 11
Medway (July 1707–June 1708) 2,823 11
Montague (same time) 3,514 7 4
Mary (July 1706–June 1708) 7,640 17
Mary yacht (July 1707–June 1708) 667 16 1
Mary and Anne (Feb. 1709–May 1710) 36 13 4
Martha Hospital ship (Sept. 1707–July 1710) 3,754 16 7
Newcastle (July 1707–June 1708) 2,672 13
Norwich (same time) 3,592 9
Newark (April–June 1708) 554 9 4
Northumberland (July 1707–Nov. 1709) 3,475 6 3
Oxford (July 1706–March 1709) 12,669 3 4
Orford (July 1705–June 1709) 9,172 9
Orford's Prize (Nov. 1708–May 1709) 721 2 7
Portland (Jan. 1706–June 1709) 4,342 11 3
Peregrine galley (July 1706–June 1708) 2,197 12 3
Phœnix fireship (May 1709–Nov. 1710) 728 19 7
Prosperous bark (Jan. 1709–April 1710) 20 12 0
Prosperous hoy (Jan. 1709–May 1710) 34 5 0
the said hoy between the 15th Jan. 1709 and 31 Oct. 1710 [sic] 187 8 8
Plymouth prize (Aug. 1709–Dec. following) 175 8 0
Queenborough yacht (July 1707–June 1708) 95 17 6
Royal Oake (July 1706–Feb. 1709) 19,656 16 10¼
Restoration (Oct. 1706–June 1708) 10,922 12 11
Rochester (July 1707–June 1708) 3,562 13 6
Reserve (July 1706–June 1708) 5,422 10
Royal Anne (July 1707–Oct. 1710) 32,588 9 8
Revenge (July 1707–Oct. 1710) 16,645 8 6
Royal Soveraigne (Dec. 1709–Oct. 1710) 5,619 4 1
Severne (Jan. 1706–June 1708) 4,745 0 1
Sweepstakes (Sept. 1708–April 1709) 1,134 9 10
Solebay (July 1707–Dec. 1709) 3,850 9
Salisbury (July 1707–June 1708) 2,894 1 8
Swiftsure (July 1706–June 1708) 8,538 3 11
St. George (Sept. 1708–Dec. 1709) 12,082 14 7
Success (June 1709–Sept. following) 112 2 5
Sorlings (Feb. 1705–June 1708) 3,375 12
Swallow (July 1707–June 1708) 3,368 2 0
Swallow prize (Sept. 1707–June 1708) 4,912 6
Smirna Factor (July 1705–Dec. 1709) 2,131 0
Star bomb vessel (March 1707–Jan. 1709) 322 18 1
Swift sloop (July 1706–June 1708) 1,873 17 8
Little Sarah (Jan. 1707–Sept. 1709) 217 2 7
Sarah pink (Jan. 1709–Oct. 1710) 409 12 5
Tryton (July 1705–Oct. 1708) 8,328 1 1
Tryton's Prize (March 1704–June 1708) 3,135 18
Tilbury (July 1707–June 1708) 2,943 6 4
Torbay (Jan. 1707–June 1708) 1,800 0 9
Thomas and Eliza[beth] pink (Jan. 1709–Oct. 1710) 85 11 4
Valour (July 1707–June 1708) 992 0 8
Vultur fireship (July 1706–Dec. 1708) 1,763 0 0
Weymouth (July 1707–March 1709) 10,541 7
Winchelsea (Feb. 1707–Feb. 1708) 2,099 13 5
Warwicke (July 1706–June 1709) 2,393 2 5
Warspight (July 1706–June 1708) 7,339 12 11¼
Woolwich (July 1706–Dec. 1709) 4,617 8 1
Windsor (July 1705–June 1708) 1,161 15 4
William and Mary yacht (July 1707–June 1708) 804 10 8
William and Mary smack (Oct. 1709–Jan. following) 40 18 8
William and Elizabeth ketch (Dec. 1709–Oct. 1710) 117 14 11
York (April 1706–June 1708) 10,555 7 11¾
539,405 6 1
clerks, officers, storekeepers &c. or employed in the Dockyard and on board several of her Majesty's ships for one year ended at Michaelmas 1709:
Deptford 3,931 17 1
Chatham 7,332 16 7
Harwich 1,727 8 9
Portsmouth 8,255 15 5
Plymouth 4,129 7 9
Sheerness 2,411 19 0
Woolwich 3,129 12 3
Kinsale 2,130 19 2
33,049 16 0
wages of shipwrights, caulkers, joiners, labourers &c. for one year to Michaelmas 1709: at
Deptford Yard 27,791 16 9
Chatham Yard 36,381 15 9
Harwich Yard 2,970 17 0
Portsmouth Yard 71,708 3 3
Plymouth Yard 31,492 4 8
Sheerness Yard 8,562 5 4
Woolwich Yard 27,767 19 3
Kinsale Yard 1,288 5 9
207,963 7 9
Ropeyard wages for one year to Michaelmas 1709: at
Chatham 7,285 15 2
Portsmouth 8,212 14 4
Plymouth 5,118 5 4
Woolwich 6,235 5 6
26,852 0 4
emptions and provisions 246,162 4 4
petty provisions and incidents 93,172 5 1
carriage of provisions to the Yards and ships &c. 234 8 4
sundry masters of ships and others for the balance of their victualling account 22,751 11 4
reparations at sundry places belonging to the Victualling Office 4,315 9 9
hire and freight of vessels attending the manning of her Majesty's ships of war or for transporting soldiers or naval stores from place to place and for demurrage 31,830 5 11
total Victualling, 431,911l. 12s. 4d.
salaries to the Victualling Commissioners, officers and clerks 4,712 1 6
wages 3,541 4 0
rent of Victualling Office, wharves, storehouses &c. 862 7 10
necessary money and extra-necessary money 24,127 10 7
travelling charges 202 3 8
salary to this accomptant, his officers and clerks 3,551 2 0
ordinary allowances 65 16 8
total payments and allowances £1,683,392 15 8
Remains 740,382l. 1s. 2½d.
Declared 8 May 1714.
SICK AND WOUNDED.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2567.
THOMAS SAVERY, Treasurer to the Sick and Wounded Seamen and Prisoners of War.
1 July 1709 to 30 June 1710
charge £ s. d.
Remains 1,765 19 11
depending as imprests upon sundry persons named at the foot of his last accompt 39,612 15 10
money received from the Treasurer of the Navy for the service of the Sick and Wounded Seamen and prisoners of war (the separate payments detailed) 73,281 2
total charge and receipts £123,659 18
Discharge. £ s. d.
paid for cures, quarters, and conduct money of sundry Sick and Wounded Seamen put on shore in 1709 (the entries giving the names of the Agents, Apothecaries, Physicians, Surgeons, mates, and chaplains, but not the numbers of men treated): at
Bristol 24 13 0
Bideford 59 14 3
Deal 2,749 19 0
Dover 37 10 0
Dartmouth 296 0 6
Falmouth 85 5
Gosport 7,046 10 6
Harwich 102 16
Hull 112 2 6
Hastings 6 0 0
Ireland 317 16 0
Jersey 31 6 2
Liverpool 10 1 4
Lisbon 4,355 11
North Shields 567 10 0
Portsmouth 240 0 0
Plymouth 4,562 8 11
Pembroke 664 1 10
Port Mahon 827 17 7
Rochester 2,662 5
Southampton 262 19 5
Sheerness 739 8 0
West Indies 1,336 3 5
Weymouth 635 19 3
Wisbech 34 10 0
her Majesty's allowance of 2d. per diem to seamen in the London Hospital and for the quarters of others until they were admitted 2,791 15 2
sundry disbursements, detailed, for Sick and Wounded seamen and other her Majesty's subjects made prisoners of war by the enemy; drugs &c. provided for the several Hospitals and Hospital ships and for sick prisoners at Bilboa, Malaga, Genoa, Tripoly, Viana, Alicante, Piscataqua in New England, Lundy Isle, Boston in Lincolnshire, Penzance, Martinico 5,296 17 4
salaries of the Commissioners, officers and clerks 2,434 6 11¾
incidents 1,771 1 4
40,162 10 5
for the relief of [foreign] prisoners of war, viz. subsistence and contingent charges of the well prisoners and quarters, cure, funerals and other contingencies of sick prisoners (the numbers and names of the prisoners are not stated): at
Bristol 38 2 9
Dover 1,251 16 2
Deal 4 14 8
Dartmouth 31 10 7
Guernsey 50 0 0
Gosport 114 7
Hastings 13 9 5
Hull 653 4 7
Kinsale 50 0 0
Jersey 805 1
London 7 10 0
North Shields 255 18 2
Pembroke 292 6 1
Plymouth 259 11 5
Petersfield 361 11 8
Sheerness 105 5 5
Southampton 6,006 1 10
Weymouth 46 12 3
charge of transporting prisoners 147 17 6
incidents detailed (including charges in Newgate from Sept. 1708 to June 1709 of 15 French Officers taken in the Salisbury and for Monsieur Denovan who died 17 June 1709) 245 17 8
total of payments and allowances £50,910 9
And so Remains 72,749l. 8s. 11½d.
against which
depending as imprests upon the following, being Agents or Surgeons, for the custody of sick and wounded in former years: at
on account of sick and wounded £ s. d.
Hull: 1706, James Clarke, surgeon 32 0 0
Ireland: 1705–8, Thomas Batchelor, agent, et al. 519 2 3
Deal: 1708, John Huggins et al. 540 0 0
Dover: 1708, Lancelot Whitehall, agent 50 0 0
Dartmouth: 1709, Caleb Rockett 87 15 6
Edinburgh: 1709, James Hamilton 300 0 0
Gosport: 1708, Peter Levermore, agent 300 0 0
Harwich: 1709, John Aldrich, agent 50 0 0
Lisbon: 1707–9, John White 3,620 0 0
Plymouth: 1708, Francis Russell, agent 179 12 10
Port Mahon: 1708, Pierce Griffith, agent 500 0 0
Rochester: 1706, Thomas Freame, agent nil
Rye: 1708–9, Jeremy Greble, surgeon 10 0 0
West Indies: 1705–9, Joseph Gyde, agent at the Hospital at Jamaica; Philip Rockby, surgeon at New York; Hugh Gaine, agent at Jamaica; William Roberts and Robert Carleff, joint agents at Barbados 10,298 0 8
Yarmouth: 1708, Dr. Hezekiah Clarke 10 0 0
ditto, on account of prisoners.
Deal: Lawrence Whitehall 150 18 7
Guernsey: George Lesley, agent, and John Bressey, marshal 815 0 0
Ireland: Gilbert Pepper, marshal 2,379 8 0
Jersey: Edmund Hammond, agent 1,030 0 0
Lisbon: Sampson Sherard, agent, and John Wilson, marshal 1,200 0 0
London: Peter Stanley, messenger to the Office 2,550 0 0
Plymouth: William Slaughter, marshal 1,000 0 0
John Peirce, for transporting prisoners 600 0 0
Yarmouth: Dr. Hezekiah Clarke 63 2 0
contingencies 2,100 0 0
Imprests made within the time of this accompt.
for Sick and Wounded.
Bristol: Samuel Pye, surgeon 30 0 0
Deal: William Freame, agent 250 0 0
Dartmouth: Caleb Rockett 200 0 0
Edinburgh: Francis Pringle 100 0 0
Gosport: Peter Levermore 500 0 0
Hull: Benj. Wade, surgeon 50 0 0
Lisbon: John White 1,800 0 0
Plymouth: John Griffith 400 0 0
Pembroke: John Seymour 130 0 0
Rochester: Thomas Freame 350 0 0
Port Mahon: Pierce Griffith 2,915 0 0
Sheerness: Mr. Blackerby Fairfax 50 0 0
Shields: John Wilson 30 0 0
West Indies: Hugh Gaine, agent at Jamaica; Roberts and Company at Barbados; Philip Rokeby at New York; Capt. George Martin, New England; Capt. William Herriott; Capt. Seate; Capt. George Paddon 2,026 12 1
Weymouth: Jonathan Ledose 100 0 0
Yarmouth: Samuel Pake 50 0 0
for prisoners of war.
Dover: William Walley, marshal 1,000 0 0
Guernsey: John Bressey, marshal 658 0 0
Harwich: John Aldridge 150 0 0
Hull: Benj. Wade, surgeon 200 0 0
Ireland: Gilbert Pepper, marshal 2,500 0 0
Jersey: William Lasinby, marshal 280 0 0
London: Peter Stanley 400 0 0
Plymouth: William Slaughter 4,500 0 0
Southampton: Roger Clutterbuck 2,200 0 0
Sheerness: Blackerby Fairfax 30 0 0
Shields: John Willen 20 0 0
Weymouth: Jonathan Ledoze 30 0 0
transportation, John Pearce 300 0 0
Contingencies 600 0 0
total of imprests £50,234 11 11
And so this accomptant remains indebted 22,514l. 17s. 0½d.
Declared 28 Feb. 1715–16.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2539.
ARREARS OF PRIZES 1709–1715. CASH ACCOUNT.
THOMAS BAKER and WILLIAM GOSSELIN.
The Cash Account of Arrears of Prize Ships and Goods from 18 March 1708–9 to 29 Sept. 1715.
Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears:
Remaining: nil, this being their first and only account.
depending upon sundry persons at the foot of the accompt of John Manley, late Receiver General for Prizes, ended 24 June 1709 2,196 8 6
received for the arrears of several lots of prize goods for which they are set in super on the final General Accompt of the late Commissioners of Prizes ended 18 March 1708–9: viz. out of the ships
Europe 8 8 9
Hope of Stockholm 1 8 7
Nostra Signora de Bon Hora 203 16 5
Hopes of Peace 148 1 6
Prophet Daniel 58 8 9
La Vierge 16 0 7
436 4 7
received from John Henley, late Receiver General for Prizes, in part of the balance remaining due from him on the foot of his account 1,140 0 0
received within the time of this accompt from sale of prize ships and vessels and goods and merchandise belonging to the Crowns of France and Spain and condemned as prize:
arrears of several lots of prize goods out of ships, detailed 671 14 1
South Sea Stock paid in lieu of money from the Victualling Commissioners for provisions out of the Queen Hester, Vierge or Windsor and the St. Michael 188 4 1
ditto from the Navy Commissioners for Tonnage and Gunnage of prizes: viz.:
Arrogant 1,064 0 0
Salisbury 800 10 0
Play or Child's Play privateer 902 0 0
Mocquart privateer 404 2 6
Berringhem 327 1 0
Rosignole or Nightingale privateer 911 1 4
4,458 14 10
prize goods sold at Falmouth 15 18 6
goods out of the Maria of Nantes 150 16 3
stopped from Capt. Swanton of the Exeter for embezzlements 98 3
for negroes disposed [of] by John Balchin, Commander of the Chester 51 0 0
a security of Consul Kirke, late Agent [for Prizes] at Genoa 100 0 0
overpayment by said Kirke 3 0 0
money for arrears of prizes from Sir George Parker and Charles Goring, Sub-Commissioners [of Prizes] at Portsmouth 639 0 11¾
William Kelly, ditto at Bideford 14 8 10
Paul Burrard, John Sands and Richard Norris, ditto at Portsmouth 4 3 1
Edward Knatchbull and John Chetwind, ditto at Dover 90 14 4
Charles Bargrave, ditto at Deal 1 17 1
Nicholas Mannock, ditto at Rye 7 0 0
Charles Dalston, ditto at Whitby 29 17 1
Anthony Ellis, ditto at Yarmouth 2 9 9
Gabriel Soulden, ditto at Kinsale 23 19
Nathaniel Terry, ditto at Dartmouth 92 14 8
Ellis Terrill, ditto at Lisbon 700 3
Nicholas Holloway, ditto at Gibraltar 127 18 7
Thomas Kirk, ditto at Genoa 14 3 6
Christopher Crow, ditto at Leghorn 483 6 3
William Sherrard, ditto at Smirna 361 16 0
Giles Wheeler, ditto in the Grand Fleet in the Mediterranean 186 10 0
John Coleman, ditto at New England 83 0 0
Mark Proudfoot, ditto in the Grand Fleet 900 0 0
Thomas Wood and Joseph Gyde, ditto at Jamaica 1,500 0 0
Alexander Hamilton, Agent and Inspector of the Agents' Accounts in the West Indies and Agent in the Fleet 4,212 15 8
Col. Samuel Berwick, Agent at Barbados 714 3 0
Edward Perrie, ditto at Antigua 462 14
Consul Goddard, ditto at Tunis 195 2 0
(total of arrears from Agents, 11,138l. 15s. 11½d.)
received for interest and for premium arising on the sales, detailed, of South Sea Stock delivered to them for payment of Prizes 1,160 9 2
money paid to these accomptants by John Brewer and John Manley, late Receivers General of Prizes, being unclaimed captors' shares out of the 4,000l. rewards for gun money allowed by the Act of 10 Anne [c. 27, clause 14, and 13 Anne, c. 18, clause 66, and if unclaimed before 24 June 1713 then to be forfeit to Greenwich Hospital]: in all 212l. 10s. 4½d., representing the following unclaimed shares: viz.:
the Montague, Capt. Cleveland, in part of 134l. 1s. 1½d. for taking the Jeune Home of 18 guns 10 19 4
the Flamborough, Capt. Hughes, in part of 20l. 16s. 2d. for taking the Leverette of six guns 0 5
the Warspight, Capt. Loades, in part of 24l. 7s. 8½d. for taking the Resolute of eight guns 4 14 1
the Chatham, Capt. Beckingham, in part of 105l. 6s. 7½d. for taking the Duchess of Maine of 14 guns 11 17
the Triton, Capt. Joseph Taylor, in part of 1,021l. 6s. 4½d. for taking the Royal of St. Malo of 24 guns; the Berringham of 24 guns; the Desmarist of 26 guns; the Entreprenant of 26 guns and the Harpy Volant of 16 guns 45 11
the Dunkirk, Capt. Greville, in part of 104l. 6s. 8¼d. for taking the Hocquart of 26 guns 7 6
the Winchester, Capt. Hughes, in part of 156l. 18s. 2d. for taking the Robert or Robert Salee of 24 guns 4 2 10
the Exeter, Capt. Swanton, in part of 213l. 19s. 3¼d. for taking the Thetis (burnt at sea) of 44 guns 16 15
the Adventure, Capt. Hicks, and the Tartar, Capt. Leake, in part of 175l. 14s. 8¾d. for taking the Play of 24 guns 1 17 6
the Bonadventure, Capt. Rumney, in part of 19l. 8s. 7¾d. for taking the Prince of Conti of four guns 14 19 0
the Milford, Capt. Stanhope, the Fowey, Capt. Lestock, and the Rumney, Capt. Coney, in part of 244l. 14s. 4¼d. for taking the Mercury man of war of 42 guns 13 18
the Dover, Capt. Mathews, in part of 138l. 2s. 1d. for taking the Bien Aimée of 24 guns 0 2
the Falkland, Capt. Underdown, and the Nonsuch, Capt. Clinton, in part of 230l. 11s. 2½d. for taking the Duke of Orleans of 30 guns 7 7
the Ludlow Castle, Capt. Haddock, in part of 147l. 7s. 9¼d. for taking the Rosignole or Nightingale of 24 guns 4 6
the Medway, Capt. Mordaunt, in part of 173l. 16s. 4d. for taking the Upton galley of 24 guns 6 15
23 ships under Sir John Leake for destroying the Magnanimous and Lyss, French men of war, as in part of 964l. 14s. 6½d. 60 8
212 10
item of difference between gun money directed and the sum payable upon average 0 0
money unpaid on the 25 March 1713 to captors of prizes, being unclaimed within the time limited as above for ships as follows: viz.:
the Adventure for taking the Play privateer 26 11 0
the Tartar for taking the same 17 14 0
the Dunkirk for taking the Mocquart privateer 37 11
the Triton for taking the Berringham privateer 4 11
the Newark for taking the Lady of Misericordia 16 14 11¾
the Ludlow Castle for taking the Rosignole or Nightingale of Dunkirk 36 17
the Experiment for taking the Jesus Nazareus de Nostra Signoria de Rosario 35 16
the Sorlings for the Queen Hester 11 3
the Canterbury for the St. Michael 23 11 11
11 ships under Sir Geo. Byng for taking the Salisbury 324 14
535 6
money unpaid to captors of prizes paid by Agents in the West Indies; viz.:
the Portland for taking the Elgavillon 36 15 5
the Kingston for the same prize 50 7 0
the Dunkirk for taking the Nostra Signora de Caridad and Le Bravo 40 2 10½
the Assistance for taking the Jesus Maria Joseph 63 2 10
the Scarborough for the Cousen Mary and Renter galley 3 6 6
the Suffolk for the May Flower 18 18
212 12
money surcharged for want of receipts on the salary bills of the Principal Commissioners of Prizes 46 17 6
total of charge and receipts £23,066 1 7
Discharge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
money overpaid for several lots of prize goods, detailed, bought by computation before the exact quantities were known 103 3 10
paid to the captors (Officers and companies of ships) for their respective shares of the moiety of the nett proceeds of prizes and for gunnage:
the Newark, Capt. Samuel Vincent, for the prize Lady of Misericordia 244 1 6
the Experiment, Capt. Robert Bowler, for the prize Jesus Nazareno de Nostra Signiora de Rosario sloop carried into Jamaica 249 18 9
the Adventure, Capt. Edmond Hicks, and the Tartar, Capt. Richard Lake, for nine tenths of the prize Play privateer carried into Harwich 756 3 4
the Dunkirk, Capt. Algernoon Greville, for nine tenths of the prize Mocquart privateer carried into Plymouth 313 8 1
the Triton, Capt. Joseph Taylor, for nine tenths of the Le Berringhen privateer carried into Plymouth 234 1 6
the Ludlow Castle, Capt. Nicholas Haddock, for nine tenths of the Rosignole or Nightingale of Dunkirk carried into Hull 879 6 4
23 ships of war for the tonnage and gunnage of the Arrogant man of war carried into Lisbon 746 16 10½
the Kingston and Portland for taking the Elgavillion; the Dunkirk for taking the Nostra Signore de Caridad le Brave; the Assistance for taking the Jesus Maria Joseph; the Scarborough for taking the Cousin Mary Ruyter galley; the Suffolk for taking the May Flower: all which prizes were disposed of in the West Indies 274 3 2
11 ships of war under Sir George Byng for the gunnage of the Salisbury, French man of war 772 3 2
the Sorlings, Capt. Jonathan Spann, for moiety of provisions out of the prize Queen Hester 20 14 8
the Canterbury, Capt. Walton, for the like out of the prize St. Michael 104 11 1
4,591 3 11½
the tenth part of prizes adjudged to the Lord Admiral, paid to John Dodd, Receiver General of the Rights and Perquisites of the Admiralty:
the Play privateer 84 0 4
the Mocquart 34 16 5
the Berringhen 26 2 0
the Prince of Conti 1 5 7
the Mercury, man of war 22 12 5
the Ambuscade, man of war 82 14 7
the Pilot Man, hoy 1 16 2
the Hieureuse or Happy 1 7 0
the Esperence of Callis 1 17 4
the St. Joseph 2 12 10
the Value 33 16 8
the Duke of Orleans 52 12 4
the Bien Aimée 14 15 9
the Rosignole or Nightingale 97 14 0
the Marquis de Vernier 3 19 11
the Upton galley 33 13
495 16
salaries to the late Principal Commissioners, Sub Commissioners and other officers, detailed, employed in the service of Prizes: by warrants of Treasurer Godolphin 6,172 10 0
salaries to officers, detailed, employed in recovering and receiving arrears of prizes 2,667 10 0
incident charges in the collecting 4,716 12 3
money paid for gratuities, rewards and other services, detailed 1,988 9 11
money paid to the Royal Hospital at Greenwich out of unclaimed shares of captors of prizes 500 0 0
money allowed to these accomptants for paying rewards of gun money 300 0 0
money allowed for over-charges in preceding accounts of prizes 74 9 4
money accounted for by Sir Thomas Littleton, late Treasurer of the Navy, being imprested to him for services, detailed, being rewards to Capt. Taylour of the Charles galley; Lieut. Edward Smith of the Somersett for services in the bombardment of Gibraltar and in the attack on shore, in which action he was blown into the sea; Capt. Baker of the Monmouth; Geo. Fairly, Lieut. of the Montagu, for services in the bombardment of Gibraltar, in which he lost a leg; Sir John Leake, Vice Admiral of the White, for care and good services 1,507 10 6
£23,117 7 6
Depending in super: £ s. d.
on John Portman, late one of the accountants to the late Principal Commissioners of Prizes 67 10 5
Joseph Lee, Solicitor for Prizes, for law business 123 1
Anthony Burnaby, late Secretary to the late Commissioners for Prizes 1 12 7
Thomas Baker, one of these accomptants, for dividends on South Sea Stock and Annuities due before Lady day 1724 237 1 6
£429 5
So these accomptants are in surplusage 480l. 11s. 5½d.
Declared 18 June 1755.
THE GENERAL ACCOMPT OF THE ARREARS OF PRIZES.
18 March 1709–10 to 29 Sept. 1715.
PIPE 2547.
THOMAS BAKER and WILLIAM GOSSELYN.
Charge. £ s. d.
arrears: depending upon sundry persons particulary named at the foot of the last General Account of the late Commissioners of Prizes from Midsummer 1708 to 18 March 1708–9, the date of the determination of their Commission: wherein is included the sum of 6,339l. 8s. 10d. resting upon John Brewer, late Receiver General of Prizes, and the sum of 8,973l. 3s. 3¼d. resting upon John Henley, another late Receiver General of Prizes 38,500 7
money received from the proceeds of the prizes and goods taken from the French and Spaniards by her Majesty's ships and brought into port and condemned in former years, but not before accounted for [by reason of] the Sub-Commissioners and Agents not having adjusted their accounts with the late [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes: viz.:
John Burrard, John Sandys and Michael Norris, late Sub-Commissioners at Portsmouth, for a parcel of lead ore 13 0 0
Christopher Crow, late Agent at Leghorn, for the ransom of the Grand Rebecq, taken by the Lime, Capt. Doleman, 2,035 dollars at 57 pence per dollar 483 6 3
Charles Blanchard, successor of Charles Powell as late Agent at Barcelona, for the prize Sancta Clara taken by the Sorlings, Capt. Robert Jackson, 7,950 livres 6 sols 5 deniers at 3s. per livre 1,192 11 0
James Smith, late Agent for Prizes in the Grand Fleet in the Mediterranean, for the prize La Gazette, alias St. Joseph, taken by the Somerset, Capt. Price, which was distributed to the captors by Sir Cloudesley Shovell's warrant 249 19 6
William Cornwall, late Agent at Hull, for cask &c. out of the Rosignole or Nightingale 56 14 0
Thomas Wood and Joseph Gyde, late Agents at Jamaica, for the Queen's moiety of prizes sold at Jamaica: viz. the
St. Hubert 1,462 10 9
Dragon 122 6 9
Chartreuse 326 2 8
Elgablion 1,656 13 8
Ruyter Galley 49 4
Cousin Mary 538 14 8
Jesus Maria Joseph 1,646 15
La Brave 935 14 10
&c. making 7,828l. 0s. 0½d. of Jamaica currency, making in sterling at 20 per cent. [deduction] 6,517 13
Alexander Hamilton, late Agent and Inspector of the accounts of the Agents in the West Indies: for the Queen's moiety of the prizes:
May Flower 657 16 4
Nostra Seignora de Caridad 142 17 9
Nostra Seigniora de Rosario 416 11 3
Young John of Flushing (afterwards restored) 1,669 12 4
&c. making 3,660l. 4s. 8½d. in Jamaica currency, which makes in sterling at 20 per cent. 3,050 3 10
Alexander Hamilton, exchange on receiving 671l. 15s. 6d. in Barbados currency of Robert Gibbs, late Agent there 15 14
Andrew Brown, late Agent at Jamaica, for money due from him obtained at Jamaica upon a long prosecution carried on by Alexander Hamilton for all prizes which he had disposed of during his Agency, viz. the Bonadventure, Acquillon St. Peter, L'Heureux, Superbe, Pontchatrain, La Hardy, Royal Angelica, Jolly, Mathew: in all 6,999l. 9s. 5d. in Jamaica currency 5,832 18 0
Edward Perrie, late Agent at Antigua, for sugar, cotton &c. 155 16 2
(total proceeds of ships and goods, 17,567l. 16s. 6¾d.)
for the tonnage and gunnage of ships of war and privateers taken, the whole produce of which is granted to the captors (except the Admiralty Tenth) by the Proclamation of 1 June 1702:
Arrogant 1,064 0 0
Salisbury 800 10 0
Play or Child's Play privateer 902 0 0
Mocquert privateer 404 2 6
Berringhen privateer 327 1 0
Rosignole or Nightingale privateer 961 1 4
4,458 14 10
all which ships were taken into her Majesty's service.
the Victualling Commissioners for provisions bought by them out of the Queen Hester, Vierge or Windsor's Prize and St. Michael 188 4 1
Capt. John Balchin of the Chester for some negroes which he sold out of a prize Ceran of Cain 51 0 0
balance due from Consul Kirke, late Agent at Genoa 100 0 0
Mathew Hutton on a judgment for prize goods at Falmouth 15 18 6
goods out of the Maria of Nantz taken by Capt. Archibald Hamilton of the Lynn 150 16 3
Capt. Swanton of the Exeter for embezzlements 98 3
paid by Consul Kirke, Agent at Genoa, to Capt. William Scott 3 0 0
(total of tonnage and gunnage, 5,065l. 17s. 5¼d.)
sums over-credited to Agents in previous accounts:
Charles Powell, late Agent at Barcelona 6 6 2
George Wheeler, ditto at Newfoundland 33 8 0
Charles Thomas, ditto at Barbados 267 0
Robert Gibbs, ditto at Barbados 810 15
Col. William Cleeland, ditto at Barbados 287 7 2
1,407 6
interest received by these accomptants on tallies, Exchequer Bills and South Sea Stock delivered to them in payment for prize ships taken into her Majesty's service 1,160 9 2
money charged upon these accomptants as remaining unclaimed by captors of prizes and forfeited to Grenwich Hospital 1,209 14
balance remaining in the hands of John Brewer, late Receiver General of Prizes 172 6 6
balance in the hands of John Henley, late ditto 774 9 3
money paid by the said Henley to these accomptants 1,140 0 0
difference between the supers on the cash account of the said Henley and the final General account of the late Commissioners of Prizes 415 8 0
money surcharged on these accomptants in their cash account of this service 46 17 6
money charged upon Anthony Burnaby, late Solicitor of Prizes; for which he has credit on the discharge side of this accompt 113 10 0
money charged upon Alexander Hamilton; being so much received of several late Agents for Prizes 7,637 7
money overpaid by the late Receivers and Agents for Prizes 1,185 17 8
total charge and receipts £76,397 7
Discharge. £ s. d.
overpayments on the last preceding account ended 18 March 1708–9 9 15 11
money accounted for by these accomptants in their cash account for this service 23,117 7 6
office incidents and contingencies 5,546 16 1
allowances to several late Agents of Prizes for charges and disbursements (John Colman, late Agent at New England; John Parker and Nicholas Davy, ditto at Falmouth; Mark Proudfoot, ditto in the Grand Fleet; James Smith, ditto in ditto; William Cornwall, ditto at Hull; Thomas Kirke, ditto at Genoa; Alexander Hamilton, late Agent and Inspector of Accounts of Agents in the West Indies) 2,848 16 5
money remitted to the late Receivers General of Prizes by Agents, for which they had not then rendered any account, but the respective prizes are now charged in this account, viz. Thomas Wood and Joseph Gyde, late Agents at Jamaica; and Alexander Hamilton, late same in the West Indies 3,431 10 4
money accounted for by John Brewer and John Henley respectively 16,898 7
allowed to William Roche, late Agent at Plymouth, for a ship restored to the Lord High Admiral 43 0 0
allowed to Thomas Gibbs and Joseph Gyde, late Agents at Jamaica, as paid to the proprietors of the Young John of Flushing, seized by the Severn, Capt. Humphrey Pudnor, and sold at Jamaica but afterwards decreed to be restored to the Proprietors 1,198 4 0
allowed to Christopher Crow, late Agent for Prizes at Leghorn, as paid to the men of the Milford, Capt. Stanhope, and Enterprise, Capt. Davenport, for taking two French polacks and a satee from under the City of Piombino 2 May 1707, but the said last ship being lost at sea 1,629 19
money paid by several late Agents of Prizes to Alexander Hamilton and by him accounted for in this accompt (viz. Thomas Wood and Joseph Gyde; Arnold Brown, late Agent for Prizes at Jamaica, and Robert Gibbs, ditto at Barbados) 7,637 7
money [allowed as] charged upon Anthony Burnaby, late Secretary to the Prizes Commissioners, for a super twice charged on him 113 10 0
total payments and allowances £62,474 14
And so Remains 13,922l. 12s. 10¼d.
against which
Depending upon sundry persons, detailed, late Sub-Commissioners or Agents for Prizes, for arrears remaining in their hands of prize ships and goods for which they are accomptable, 13,922l. 12s. 10¼d., and so these accomptants are Even and Quit.
Declared 18 June 1755.
The account concludes with a long memorandum by the Auditor detailing the prize ships of which the value has not been fully accounted for, as appears by a return made by the late Principal Commissioners of Prizes and by a certificate of the Comptroller of Accounts of the Prizes: viz.
To be accounted for by:
Arnold Brown, first Agent at Port Royal in Jamaica, and the abovesaid Alexander Hamilton (Bonadventure; Acquillon; St. Peter; L'Hereux; Superbe; Pontchartrain; L'Hardy; Royal Angelica; Folly; Mathew).
the said Alexande, Hamilton (May Flower; Nostra Seigniora de Caridad; Nostra Seignioria de Rosario; La Brave; Jesus Maria Joseph).
Thomas Wood and Joseph Gyde at Jamaica (St. Hubert; Dragon; Chartreuse; Elgavillion; Ruyter galley; Cousin Mary; Le Brave).
Not accounted for, as being re-taken or lost at sea:
St. Nicholas of Bulloign, sunk at sea.
Susan and Mary: re-taken by the French.
Bon Heur or Good Fortune: lost at sea.
Mariana: stranded on the Coast of Ireland.
Mary and Hope: cast away in coming home.
Thetis man of war; sunk at sea.
The prize John de Grace, taken by the Newcastle, Capt. Vincent Cutter, in 1708, was disposed of at Barcelona by the Earl of Peterborough's order for the service of the Army in Spain. No account has been rendered of the 1,067l. 0s. 10d. proceeds thereof.
Powder and bombs out of a satee taken by the Newport and Tartar were delivered at Niza for the use of the Duke of Savoy: value 1,650l. [not accounted for].
Artillery and stores out of a Genoese prize taken by the Lyme, Capt. Doleman, were delivered by the Earl of Peterborough's order to Capt. Scott, Governor of Denia Castle: value 2,060l.
The St. Simon taken by the Antelope, Capt. Cavendish, carried into Porta Spezia and delivered to Consul Crow. The 57l. 11s. 0d., being captors' moiety, hath not been paid by reason that the Antelope had taken a little time before a prize of very great value called La Mantenon of St. Malo and carried her into Genoa, which the captors disposed of themselves without the privity of Consul Kirke, the Prizes Agent, though they afterwards paid into his hands 1,982l. 8s. 8d., which they called the Queen's moiety, but went away without rendering any account of her real gross produce.
The Vigilant of Rochelle taken by the Colchester, Capt. Redman: the captors' shares have not been paid for a similar reason, they with the Experiment, Capt. Hercules Mitchell, having taken the prize Impudent, which produced 2,150l., but of which the Crown has only received 8s. 0¾d.
The Vierge or Windsor's Prize and the St. John Baptist of Audierne: the captors' shares have not been paid for a similar reason, they having been taken by the said Capt. Hercules Mitchell and not paid for.
The value of the following ships remains in the hands of the captors according to the original Register at Nevis and so certified 12 March 1706–7:
Snow of Fortune, taken by the Sheerness, Capt. Thos. Mitchell.
Sampson ketch of Guardalupa, taken by ditto.
Valent sloop, taken by ditto.
La Varenne, taken by the Lynn, Capt. Geo. Martin.
L'Affadene, taken by ditto.
Le Experience, a brigantine, taken by the Suffolk, Capt. Wm. Wakelin.
La Pouatuelle, taken by the Greyhound, Capt. Wm. Heriot, a French sloop, taken by ditto.
Capt. Hammond of the Antelope hospital ship took a small open boat with provisions, which by Sir Cloudesley Shovell's order was delivered to the said ship's company. The provisions have not been paid for. The ship was ransomed for 200 dollars, but the hostage made his escape from Hammond.
Sir Neville Granville, deceased, late Governor of Barbados, is accountable for 431l. 19s. 3d. for money received by him from Robert Gibbs, late Agent there, for the Lord High Admiral's Tenths of the prizes Amason, Jermaine and La Marie.
AUDIT OFFICE, BUNDLE 1829, ROLL 543.
JOHN WARTERS, Comptroller and Solicitor of the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty.
26 June 1708, to 24 June 1710.
Charge. £ s. d.
Remains on his last accompt for two years ended 26 June 1708 95 14
money received to defray the charge of soliciting and comptrolling the Rights and Perquisites of the Admiralty 200 0 0
total charge and receipts £295 14
Discharge £ s. d.
Money paid for prosecuting law suits and other expenses in suing for and recovering the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty, detailed 82 16 0
salaries and legal and other expenses, detailed 470 15 7
553 11 7
auditor's fee 20 0 0
£573 11 7
So this accomptant is in surplusage 277l. 17s. 3½d.
Declared 4 July 1715.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS.
AUDIT OFFICE, BUNDLE 1829, ROLL 539.
JOHN DODD, Commissioner and Receiver General of the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty.
From 27 June 1709 to 27 June 1712.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Remains in the hands of this accomptant at the determination of the last preceding accompt ended 27 June 1709 82 12 3
the Tenths of the appraised value of several prizes taken by privateers (not detailed) 1,129 18 7
the Tenths of prizes taken by men of war and other Rights of the Admiralty received from the Commissioners of Prizes 118 16 9
the produce or sale of prizes condemned as entire perquisites of the Lord High Admiral of Great Britain 2,167 19 3
Robert Lee, formerly an Agent at Guernsey, being the residue of 172l. 11s. 9d. recovered by process from the said Agent on account of prize ships and goods brought in since the beginning of the late war, whereof 104l. 13s. 8d. is accounted for by this accomptant in his account ended 27 June 1704, leaving to be accompted for in this accompt 57 18 1
Mr. Hamilton, Agent at Jamaica, on account of Tenths of Prizes condemned as Perquisites of Admiralty at Jamaica and received by him 172 0 0
Mr. Coutts, Agent at New York, on the like account 250 0 0
3,906 12 8
money received from William Crawley, late Receiver of Salvage Money and other Droits and Perquisites of Admiralty by the royal warrant of 8 March 1709–10 in full of 3,650l. depending on this accomptant at the foot of the said Mr. Crawley's account ended 8 Nov. 1709 750 0 0
total of charge and receipts £4,739 4 11
Discharge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Salaries, allowances, rewards to captors, Admiralty fees and other incidents, detailed 2,870 0 0
196l. 16s. 6d. to Sir William Scawen, Agent at Galway, for seizing the Three Crowns, condemned as a perquisite of Admiralty and for his charges about the Eagle and Crowne and the St. Jacob and the Henry (196l. 6s. 6d.); Capt. Moxham et al., owners of the Grand Canary, for taking the St. John Baptista on the coast of Newfoundland, 360l. 18s. 0d.; and 100l. to Mary Shapman, widow of Samuell Shapman, late Commander of the Neptune privateer, for seizing the French prize Hope: and 238l. 8s. 7d. to Robert Keigwin and William Williams for expenses in seizing the Venture and Adventure of Dublin and condemning them as perquisites of Admiralty 895 13 1
incidents in appraising and condemning goods condemned as perquisites of Admiralty:
Mark Bingham, Agent at London 35 9 5
Nathaniel Terry, Agent at Dartmouth, in securing the St. Sebastion and la Joyeuse 65 18 9
Joseph Bulley for acting as a Commissioner in unlading a French prize at Dartmouth 5 7 6
Mr. Lewen, Agent at Poole, re the Providence of Brest and the Rolland of Antigua 3 15 10
Thomas Cole, Agent at the Isle of Wight, re several ships unnamed 81 19 0
John Mellish, Agent at Portsmouth, and Jonathan King re the George hoy 60 10 11
Thomas Warrent, Agent at Deal, re the Gloucester pink 19 3 0
Anthony Trumble, Agent at Arundel, re the Sacrifice of Abraham 22 13 0
William Kelley re the St. Francis Xavia, driven ashore at Clovelly 8 7 0
Thomas Warren, Agent at Deal, re the Hope and the Dorothy 62 6 0
stationery, office fees, charges and incidents 600 1 4
965 11 9
total of payments and allowances £4,731 4 10
and so Remains 8l. 0s. 1d.
against which
Depending upon John Warter, Solicitor for the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty as imprest 200 0 0
on ditto for the nett proceeds of the ship St. Jacob, cast on shore at Killala in Ireland and condemned as a perquisite of Admiralty, received by the said Warter and to be accompted for by him 39 13 6
£239 13 6
and so this accomptant is 231l. 13s. 5d. in surplusage at 27 June 1712
Declared 3 May 1715.